Sigurd E. Esser
Supt. of Schools
& Dir. of
Charles A. Dubbs
Dir. of Sec. Education
Roscoe F. Haining
Owen B. Shirley
Mrs. Christine Tull
Supv. Home Econ.
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Because you have worked so willingly and assidiously to
make our school life happy as sponsor of the Student Asso-
ciation, and because we regard you so fondly, the Senior Class
dedicates its 1954 APEX to you.
L. to R: Allan Forte, Mrs. Sylvia Stoute, Mrs. Viola
Duncan, Wilmoth Morrison.
Mrs. Mildred Bolt, Mrs. Violet. Chilcott
Wood Shop L. to R: L
Romeo Miller Webster, Cli
harold Adams, BaailJo Cragwell
uBoia Andrewd, Harold Josephs, Audley
Spanish, Science, English
L. to R: Alfonso Greaves, Sylvia McDonald, Horace
Parker, Mrs. Lucille Williams, Cleveland Ennis.
Reginald T. Prescott
Kenneth V. Griffith
Spencer Josephs, Terry Butler.
Elsinora Lynch, Fladell Josephs(not pictured)
L. to R: George Sandiford, Hugh
McLean, Frederick Roland.
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Occupational High School
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L. to R: Wilfred MeLeod, President; Edna Stephen, Se-
cretary; George Small, Treasurer.
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...-:." :':" Ena Julian
Brooklyn, New York
Pfc Carlos A. Gordon
Fort Clayton, C.Z.
Pfc. Dudley Wedderburn
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Cpl. Cecil Belenfante
Fort Dix, New Jersey
Pvt. Gilbert Francis
Killed in action in
Korea on the 29th of
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Most Talented JOAN
A boy should never be alone
When the sun goes down;
He needs a girl like Joan
When evening comes around.
That girl with dimpled cheeks and face petite.
And curly hair and voice so sweet.
'Tis heaven when her nearness brings
Fragrance of the coining spring.
Her "country" beauty like a rose
Has bloomed and blossomed in a world morose.
That dark-eyed maiden of chocolate hue,
That dark-haired lass of heart so true.
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We, the class of'54, being of sound mind and memory (we hope), do hereby, or
this Ahird day of June, nineteen hundred and fifty four, make, publish, and declare
this, our last will and testament as follows:
All our abilities and interests, both real and illusory, which we leave, we :r.d:zin
and bequeath to members of the class of '55 for their own use and benefit forever.
Executed at the Rainbow City Occupational High School, Rainbow City, Canal
Lilia Hilton sadly leaves her argumentative attitude to Emily Holder.
Leonard Jordan leaves his patience when solving formulas to Herbert Brathwaite.
Beverly Drew hopefully leaves her skill on the piano to Claudette Perch.
Patricia Ellis generously leaves her Doris Day mood of singing blue; to
Alfred Davis wills his ability to toot a trumpet to Faustino Cantillano.'
Cyril Pessoa leaves his interest in government to IherbertGraham.
David Caton hands down his calm composure to Ernesto Montes.
Edna Chambers bequeaths her large, lovely, brown eyes to Norma Bennett.
RoyLewis regretfully hands down his batting eyes to the garrulous Oscar Myri).
Anita Sutherland generously leaves her manner of good grooming to Alicia Forde.
Dorothy Warner wills her interest in playing baseball to Sylvia Gylas.
Walter Kellman leaves his ability to play soccer to Albert Barton.
Edna Stephens leaves her Cervantes Domination to Sylvia Manuel.
Wilfred McLeod hands down his ability to run machine tools to Edward
McDonald and Arthur Dawkins.
Joan Lynch bequeaths her love for classical music and playing of the piano to
Seaymore Lowe generously wills his love for square dance to Alfred Goddard.
Barbara Bryan leaves her strong pronunciation of the English accents to
Doris Seles wills her long silky black hair to Teotista Perea.
George Mayers fondly leaves his devotion to lenses and lighting effects (pho-
tography) to Jerry Raymond.
LeroyBourne proudly wills his book-keeping ability to Mari2n Duncan.
Adrienne Verley wills her quietness to Gloria Muir.
Emiliana Mulatre leaves her love for dancing rhumba to Syl&'ia Johnson.
WinstonEvering leaves his love for collecting musical records to Carios Malcolm.
Frank Franklin leaves his ability to sweep long fly balls from the air to
Crlvin Johnson wills his interest in prize fighting to Charles Blackman.
Sylvester Hunter generously bequeaths his ability to get along with the girls
to Cecil Quinlan.
Carl Cover leaves his shorthand ability to Catherine Jones
Cynthia McLeod leave her book-keeping text book to Cynthia Ennis.
Keith Clarke hands down his devotion to dance steps to Sebert Griffith.
Mearily Simon wills her interest in taking and developing pictures to Geral-
Victor Clark leaves his ability to fit a man-sized body into a pint-sized pair of
pants to Oliver Clarke.
Eric Forbes bequeaths his studiousness to George Sewell.
Rita Myers bequeaths her humourous attitude to Vilmu. Watson.
Norma Frampton leaves her stateliness in walking to Jean Welch.
Alvin Yarde leaves his unusual ability to eke humor out of a barren joke to
Fitzgerald Burnham wills his ability to ignite a spark of liveliness in the dullest
gathering to Robert Allen.
Gilbert Thompson wills his ability in poetry writing to Phil A rchibold.
Edward Aevers leaves his ability to harass big guys without getting hurt to
Stella Pryme leaves her answers in civics to Norma Evering.
Carlos Holligan hands down his effective craftiness against softball batters to
Dolores Grazette leaves her singing of calypsos to Loraine Gittens.
Hubei t MacFarlane bequeaths his tenor voice to Lester Davis.
Wilfred Melise hands down his general aggressiveness to Ralph Roper.
Norma Miller wills her quadrille dance ability to Daisy Miller.
Doreen Barrows leaves her reservedness to Peggy King.
Reynold Stewart bequeaths his ability to keep a tool room neat to Brisefio Manuel
Leopold Johnson leaves his resourcefulness in finding excuses to Lansen Brown.
George Small leaves his good grooming to Clement Coward.
Annie Sandiford leaves her .seriousness to Ruth Redman.
Anastasia Mulatre leaves her love for domesticity tb Janet Thomas.
Pearl Timm wills her love for dancing "mambo" to Cynthia Bayne.
Alfred Dutton leaves his soft chuckle to Nicholas Canmeron.
Nathan Thomas wills his south-of-the-border attitude (relaxing Mexican) to
Ernesto Archibold bequeaths his ability in wood work to Joseph Innis.
Eustace Hall bequeaths his aspirations to become king of golfers to Ramon
Julian Babb wills his swimming ability to Charles White.
William Gordon leaves, his ability to make sport shirts to Earl Russell.
Roy Thompson leaves his artistic touch to Earl Bennett.
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First Row: Daisy Miller, Charles White, Alice
Thompson, Oliver Clarke, Vilma Watson, Earl
Second Row; Gloria Muir, Herbert-Graham,
Ethlyn Haynes, Bricefio Manuel, Marion Dun-
can, Earl Bennett.
Third Row: Gloria Mayers, Oscar Myrie, Pauline
Laing, Alberto Barton, Geraldine Hill. Selwyn
Fourth Row: Peggy King, Phil Archibold, Yvonne
Spence, Clement Coward, Icilda Williams, Robert
Fiist Row: Gloria Holder, Oswald Walker, Ruth
RIedman, Ernest Montes, Norma Bennet, Lester
Second Row: Sylvia Gyles, Carlos Burke, Lorna
Willamnis, Keith Gordon, Daphney Johnson, Mc-
Third Row: Emily Holder, Earl Russell, Janet
Thomas, ILennon Ashley, Jean Welch, Carlos
Fourth Row: Norma Evering, Alphonso BarnetV,
Gwendolyn Forde, Wilton Rennie, Cynthia Savage
First Row: Sylvia Johnson, Edwardo Manning
Nellita Bent, Ralph Roper, Teotista Perea.
Second Row: Alethia Dudley, Levi Ward, Alicia
Ford, George Hinds, Cynthia Innis.
Third Row: Sylvia Manuel, Jerry Goddard
Catherine Jones, Jeremiah Reid, Mable Hoy.
Fourth Row: Edwin Kelly, Bernice Burnham,
George Sewell, Cynthia Gittena, Ramon Alston.
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Oh, oh, our tourists listen to the guide as they
go through the Cut.
Roy, W\illiam, Carl, Hubert,
and Julian wrestle over one cupcake!
Our seniors leave the lerrv
after transittjngGaiTlhrd Cut.
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Wilfred .nd Sylvia share a glass of soda
.it the La Boca Clubhouse.
Mr. Greaves and his biology hikers pause to
MARCH 4 -\195
Senior Clam Propkecy
It is a sunny morning in the year 1969. Glancing at the calendar, I remember
that fifteen years ago on this very day, June 2, the sixth c.)Immnencement exercises
of RCOHS took place. What has become of my fifty-eight classmates ? What have
they accomplished ? These question will be answered during the investigating tour
which I am about to start. After having breakfast at Lowe's Resturant. I am on my
Well, it is now seven o'clock. The Morning Eagle, edited by the genial news-
man Gilbert Thompson, is already being delivered to its readers. Theae early hours
find Sergeant Ernesto Archbold patrolling the streets of Panama in a police car.
Rising with the sun and bustling off to their offices are prominent businessmen
Fitzgerald Burnham and Leonard Jordan. Sylvester Hunter, a clerk of the Fenton
insurancee Company, is just passing the 'Teen Styles Dress Comihpany" where Annie
Sandiford, Lilia Samuels, Emiliana Mulatre and Dolores Grazette--all employees of
this establishment--are already enveloped in the pleasant hum of sewing machines.
Two blocks away hairdresser Adrienne Verley is opening her beauty shop. Alfred
DI)avis, before rehearsing his band, speaks with trumpeter Julian Babb about the
regularity with which jockey Victor Clarke pilots winners across the finish line at
at the Juan Franco race track.
In a hall on the building where Cyril Pessoa, attorney at law, has his office,
a group of social workers, among whom are Joan Lynch, Barbara Bryan, Meanrily
Simons ond Norma Frampton are discussing ways of combating juvenile delinquency
in Rainbow City. As I walk further on, I meet Nathan Thomas, employed by the
health department, rushing back to the Health Bureau after receiving a phone call
from Edward Nevers, chief-clerk of the bureau. Just then Cynthia McLeod steps
from one of the taxis from Eustace Hall's Taxi Service and hastens into the Mape's
Brick Company where she is a stenographer. Making two short visits at the homes
of two prominent nii-i 's wives whose maiden names were Edna Chambers and Rita
Myers, I find that they are contented with their quiet life.
Several hours have passed by the time I reach the water-front. The schooner
called the '"Dolphin,'" captained by Alfred Dutton, approaches the Panama Docks
laden with fish. A brief talk with Skipper Dutton reveals that his favorite program
which is spons)vred by George Mayer's Photo Studio, is the one featuring the famous
Gay Voices Qua'irtet consisting of Hubert McFarlane, Roy Thompson, William
Gordon, and Walter Kellman. During this conversation I remember the familiar
voice of radio announcer R-ynold Stewart who has become famous for his convinc-
I bid Dutton adieu and continue my stroll which brings me to the tailor shop
of proprietors Keith Clarke and Georg, Small. Sending there I glimpse Dorothy
Warner, interior decorator of the Weavers Cosmetics Store, hurrying to work.
Becoming somewhat confused by the congested streets of the city, I ride through the
suburbs and pass the Atlas Drugs Company where Eric Forbes, a chemist, is em-
Leaving Panama City and coming over to the city of Colon, I find Carlos
1-Holligan, owner of the Acime Printing Press, conversing with David Caton, repair-
man of printing machinery. Holligan, who corresponds with Winston Evering, now
residing in the United States, says that he recently learned from him that dancer
Pearl Timmm has become a popular entertainer in ; N(ew York night club. As I turn
the corner the diii from the power tools of Melise's shop greets me. lleshuts off the-
current and accompanies me for a few blocks until we meet teachers Leroy Bourne.
D)oris Scales. Carl (':w'er. and Edna Stephens who are returning from school. On
my way home to obi)tain sonm rest [ paOs the cimi'orthble homes of busy housewives
who are the former Stella i'rimne, Beverley D)rew, Norma Miller, Anastasia Mulatre.
and Patricia: Ellis. As amn about to enter my home, I meet Leopold Johnson who
tells Im,, that hlie lmaI)-; become a plumber since it is such a lucrative business.
After a brief rest 1 visit the Panama Stadium in quest of some recreation. During
the double-header outstanding ball players Roy Lewis. Calvin Johnson, and Frank
Franklin help to provide sonme of the thrills. A.\fter tiln' game I attend a party held
in honor ofI D)oreen Barrows. recent graduate of a nu,'.-ing school in Mexico City, and
in conversing with her learn the whereabouts of the only person who was not yet ac-
einted for--Alvin Yarde. lie is now a corporal and a career soldier in the United
Stat, s Army.
Mr. and Mrs.
Rufus N. Brown
Camp Coiner, C. Z,
Mr. & Mrs.
Spencer S. Josephs
Rainbow City, C. Z.
Sponsor: Miss Sylvia V. McDonald
Mr. Terry Butler
Colon, R. P.
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to the Compliments of Colimentp s of
Cla-s of'54 Miss Una Prendergast Mr. Clevela, Ei
Teso--6 Rainbow City, C. Z. Colon, R. P.
Social & Sorting Club
Compliments of Best Wishes o
Miss Dorothy Peat from Of
Riinor City, C. Mr. & Mrs. Mr. & Mrs.
Rainbow City, C.Z. George Sardiford James T. Chambers
Colon, R. P. Camp Coiner, C. Z.
Compliments of Compliments of
M,. Arthur A. MaugO Mr. N. W Wilk:. Compliments of
Rainbow City, C. Z. and the Mrs. Mildred Bolt
Rainbow City Colon, R.P.
Best Wishes Compliments of Complimtnts of
fromr, Mr. & Mrs. Mr. Edgar Hawkins
Mr. & Mrs. Renald Stoute ^
Lionel Duncan R Colon, R. P.
r> *i ^. ^ ^Colon. R. P.
Rainbow City, C. Z. Colon. R. P.
Best Wishes Compliments of
from Compliments of Mr. & Mrs.
Miss Eva Tait IV iss Miriam Notyce Arthnr Chilcott
Rainbow City, C. Z. Rainbow City, C. Z. C'lon, R. P.
Compliments of Best Wishes Compliments of
Mr. & Mrs. from Mr & Mrs.
Oswald N. William Mr. Frederick Roland Hugh M. Jones
Colon, R. P. Colon, R. P. Colon, R. P.
Mr. & Mrs.
Colon, R. P.
Mr. & Mrs.
Chagres, C. Z.
The Reverend & Mrs.
Mr. C. A. Husband
Mr. R land T. Mairs
Miss Ena Julian
Mr. Joseph Harvey
Miss Elsinora .Lynch
Colon, R. P.
Mr. & Mrs.
Rainbow City, C.Z.
Compliments of Best Wishes Best Wishes
Mr. & Mrs. from from
Maurice McLean lMr. & Mrs.
anh C Mr. W. F. Moore Harold Reid
Rainbow City, C. Z. p^ p
CtColon, R. P. Colon, R. P.
Compliments Wishes Compliments
of Best ofs~e
Of from Of
The Reverend & Mrs. Mr Harold Addims COuh Royale
Sylvanus Scarlett p^ p
Sylvanus Scarlett Colon, R. P. ('olon, R. P.
Colon, R. P.
Compliments of of Compliments of
IMr. Charles E Gerald Mr. Enos G. Hanson Miss Jeannette Morant
Colon, R. P. Cristobal, C. Z. Rainbow City, -. Z.
Sest Wishes Best Wishes Compliments
from from of
Mr. & Mrs. Mr. & Mrs.orn
Ivan Edwards Reginald Prescott Mr. L. Moran
Camp Coiner, C. Z. Colon, R. P. Colon, R. P.
Best Wishes of Compliments of
from Mr. & Mrs Mr. & Mrs.
M(. Arthur H. Adams Harold W. Williams Horace V. Parker
Rainbow City, C. Z & Family Rainbow City, C. Z.
Camo Coiner, C. Z.
from Best Wishes Compliments oJ
M from Mr. & Mrs.
Mr. & MrsN Mr. Ern est Wattley Du Bois Andrews
Willianm N. Arthur
Wll, N. A Panama, R. P. Colon, R. P..
Colon, R. P.
Best Wishes Best F. ishes compliments of
from, from,! Compliments of
from from Mr. & Mrs.
Miss Dorothy Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Griffith
Rainbow City, C. Z. J. Graville B3rathwait. Rainbow City, C. Z.
Colon, R. P.
Best Wishes Comliments of
form Best Wishes
r. & from Mr. & Mrs.
Mr. & Mrs. Mr. Wilmoth Morrison Lyle Brown
W. V. Myrie
Camp Coiner, C. Colon, R. P. Colon, R.P.
Camrp Coiner, C. Z.
CHR Y SLER--PLYMOUTH
M. A. Powell, S.A.
Mattress Factory "c o
Inner-Spring Mattresses .. The n:embers of the Class of
Box Springs... highly appreciate the contribution,
Tel. 1484 12th St. Amador Guerrero all who assisted in making our y<
Colon book a success. We are especially gr
Carlton Drug Store
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
Tce Cream, Sodas, Cakes, Etc.
Pay us a Visit.
10)2- O10th. St. & Federico Boyd
Tel. 255, Colou, R. P.
ful to the eleventh and twelfth grade
students of the print shop who, under
the supervision of Mr. H. M. Jones,
did all of the printing which appears
in this book, We also commend Robert
Dun Moodie, grade 10, for his excellent
hand-printing which greatly enhances
the general appearance of our annual.
Masonic Temple-Cristobal, C. Z.
Bonded F. T. D. member
We Shine and Repair Shoes
While You Wait
Prompt Service Guaranteed.
10 th St. Colon Theatre Building
Compliments to all Graduates and Stu-
dents of Rainbow City Occupatioual
Norman C. Brown- Pharmacist
No. 6129 Central Ave., Colon
Best Wishes from
14th St. and Bolivar Ave.
Colon, R. P.
Congratulations to the Class of '54 I/P'
You have accomplished much on
life's initial journey. Do not vacil-
late from the road to higher
Camp Bierd and Rainbow City
C. C. Rowe,
Colon, R. P.
GRLETINGS to the CLASS of'54
Congratulations to the noble teach-
ers who have prepared them for
life's duties. Here is our message to
"In perfecting a Christian charac-
ter it is essential to persevere in
right doing. I would impress upon
our youth the importance of perse-
verance and energy in the work of
character-building. From the earl-
iest years it is necessary to weave
into the character principles of
stern integrity that the youth may
reach the highest standard of man-
hood and womanhood."
(Book Messages to Young People
by Mrs. E. G. White)
Seventh Day Adventists
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Col6n, R. de P.
Rainbow City School
R. T. Prescott
R. F. Haining