hM s Alice Candee,
Bra i-ar,or, Fla.
Mri Llear .r P. tomre,
Capt. and Mrs. W.H. Kuhrt
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Mr. Frank I. Honmann,
St. Petersbur., Fla.
Mr. H. H. Hudcson and C. G. Calvil
of St. Peteraburg vacatloning frorr
the green t-cnche-s oi St. Pete to
the U een benches of Balboa.
David Earl Honeycut the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Mangham of Carthage,
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan L. Levy and
family on their 45th wedding
anniversary. Reading left to right,
Charlotte, Oz, and baby Mark, Tillie,
Nate, Arline and David. On floor,
David's three children, Craig, 7,
Barbara, 10, and Alan, 12.
Fullbright scholar, Miss Dorothy Judd
(See People You Know)
The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
P. O. BOX 11566 ST. PETERSBURG 83, FLORIDA
Macon A. Turner J. F. Warner
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Francis G. Hargy
E. M. Kleswetter
J. F. Bashner
W. H. Butler
H. H. Hudson
Harry J. Lewis
Dan E. Wright
As of April 25th, Congress has introduced 1776 bills in the Senate
and 6635 bills in the House. Of these bills, only twelve public bills were
enacted into law.
Four (4) of these bills enacted into law during this period were
of slight interest to our membership:
P/L. 86-2, S-79; Permitting continance of coloring in Orange
P/L. 86-3, S-50; Admission of Hawaii.
P/L. 86-4, H.R. *2260; Extending induction of armed services to
P/L. 86-7, H.R. *5640; Extending time to receive temporary un-
The following bills have been presented and can benefit our mem-
HEALTH-MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE: S/94 and H.R./208.
The Senate C. S. Committee, headed by Senator Neuberger, Democrat of
Oregon is starting hearing on this bill, which is very important to present
and retired Government workers. Please refer to my Legislative Hi-Lights
of March issue for full description. The Administration has asked Con-
gress to hold off passing this bill until after July 1st, 1960. 86% of fac-
tory workers and 80% of office workers in private industry have hospital
insurance, financed wholly or partly by company concerned. Civil Service
Commission is requesting that the employee pay 2/3 cost, while Govern-
ment pay 1/3: a reversal of the language of the bill. However, the
Government seems willing to settle for 50/50 cost to employee and Gov-
UNION RECOGNITION IN GOVERNMENT CIRCLES; S/95 and
H.R./6. The Unions have forced private industry to recognize approved
unions for collective bargaining and collection of union dues thru reg-
ular pay-roll deductions, but have failed to allow this in Government
agencies. No hearing has been scheduled by the House and Senate C.S.
LIBERALIZED UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION STANDARDS;
H.R./3472. This bill concerns jobless Federal employees, which was
approved by House Ways and Means Committee and is now on House
calendar awaiting action.
LAYOFF CONTROLS; H.R./2568: This bill would prevent the closing
or curtailment of Government activities, with resultant loss of civil service
jobs, unless Congress specifically approves such closings or curtailments.
No action as yet bill still in House Armed Service Committee.
LIABILITY INSURANCE; H.R./769. This bill would protect drivers
of Government vehicles against liability in civil suits arising from acci-
dents. The house Judiciary Sub-Committee which sponsored this bill has
just concluded hearings. Included in this bill is a provision to give em-
ployees an opportunity to double the amount of their present life in-
surance program under the Federal Employee Life Insurance Act. Also
the present decline in the value of life insurance policy value after 65
would be modified.
LIBERALIZED RETIREMENT BENEFITS. S/92. This would provide
full annuity after 30 years of service, regardless of age. No action has
been scheduled by Senate C.S. Committee.
IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH: A move is expected shortly to
merge all 16 Postal Employee Unions, affiliated with AFL/CIO and
those independent, into one strong Postal Emp. Union.
RETIREMENT ANNUITIES ELIMINATED-TAXWISE: Many Con-
gressmen have introduced bills to .eliminate paying Income Tax on Gov-
emrnment Annuities. Two of these; Roger from Colorado; H.R./420 and
our own Congressman, William C. Cramer, H.R./489 have started the
ball rolling to eliminate paying income tax on any Government Retire-
ment annuity. These Congressmen contend that SOCIAL SECURITY and
RAILROAD PENSIONS are not classed as earned income, so why should
Government Retirement Annuities, which the retiree pays most of the
cost, be subject to Income Tax. Ten years ago this provision was inserted
in a bill liberalizing C. S. Retirement Benefits, but never approved.
NEW VETERANS PENSION H.R./6432. The President directed the
Veterans Administrator to present a New Pension Proposal for Veterans
of World War I and II and the Korean conflict to become effective July
FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION H.R./22. This would allow Fed-
eral assistance for constructing of school facilities and for increased
PANAMA CANAL HEARINGS. April 14th., the Governor of The Pan-
ama Canal Company presented his recommendations for the present oper-
ation and future plans for the Canal.
FOURTH CLASS MAIL S/1306. This bill would readjust the size
and weight limitations on Fourth Class Mail matters.
MILITARY IN CIVILIAN JOBS. A top Defense Department Official
acknowledged that Military Personnel are assigned to jobs that ordinarily
should be filled by civilians.
FEDERAL CAREER COLLEGE PROPOSED. Deputy Veterans Admin-
istrator Bradford Morse requested a Government sponsored Staff College
for Federal Career Executives. He said this was urgently needed and
would help career employees in development of their jobs.
CONSTRUCTION ANNUITIES-TWO YEARS SERVICE. H.R./5940.
This bill would extend benefits of the Panama Canal construction Service
Annuity Act of May 29th, 1944 to certain individuals, namely; those in-
dividuals who, for 2 years or more, but less than 3 years, was engaged
with, or employed by, the Isthmian Canal Commission or the Panama
Railroad Company during the construction period, who, by reason of dis-
ability from sickness or injury not resulting from his own misconduct, was
unable to complete 3 years of such service or employment, and who, in
all other respects, meets the requirements for eligibility for benefits under
this Act, shall be paid an annuity under this Act as if his service or
employment was for as much as 3 years, but not more than 4 years.
President Theodore Roosevelt authorized a statement in the New
York Tribune of Dec. 24th, 1906 to the effect that a medal of a suitable
character was to be given to all Citizens, of the United States, who had
served during the construction period of 2 years. This statement definitely
specified that those who worked for 2 years or more were to be so honored
with this medal.
It would seem logical and correct then that those who served two
years or more should be included in the Canal Construction Old-Timers
Pension Plan. Whether H.R./5940 will pass or Bills H.R./3471, 4511,
or 5020 covering similar legislation will hurdle the opposition of Senate
Committee Chairman, Senator Johnston, at this time, is hard to predict.
Frank W. Hohmann, Chairman
REVISED BLOOD BANK RULES AS OF APRIL 13th, 1959
1. Those eligible: Members of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
in good standing who are residents of the State of Florida, dependent
members of their immediate family residing with them and who have
contributed the sum of $2.00 each to the fund.
2. Members who move from the State of Florida or drop out of mem-
bership in the Society are no longer eligible for benefits of the fund.
3. Eligible members who are physically able to donate blood will be
given a credit of $10.00 toward himself and family in lieu of monetary
donation. This credit will be good for as long as the St. Petersburg Com-
munity Blood Bank allows credit for donors, and will apply toward dues
in the Blood Bank, and assessments if and when necessary.
4. Outsiders: Non-members donating blood for credit to the Society
at the St. Petersburg Community Blood Bank will be paid the sum of
$10.00 in cash by the Secretary.
5. Persons donating money toward the Fund for the benefit of worthy
and indigent members relinquish any claim against the Society for any
part of such donation.
6. The sum of $1,000.00 will be considered the maximum operating
7. Assessments will be mailed to each participating family at $2.00
per person when the operating Fund drops to $500. The Fund will not
be allowed to drop below. $500.00 unless in an emergency. Assessments
must be paid immediately by all participating members in order to keep
the Fund operating.
8. No person may receive any benefit from this Fund unless he or
she will have donated the necessary $2.00 fee per person at least three
months prior to the need for blood.
9. Effective January 1, 1960, dues will be required in the Blood Bank
of $2.00 each member, as authorized at the April 13, 1959 meeting. It is
expected that this will insure successful operation of the Blood Bank
without further assessments being necessary.
10. The Secretary will issue a numbered card to all paid up members.
11. Expenses relative to this Fund, such as stamps, stationery, etc.,
will be paid out of this Fund.
12. Disbursements: Satisfactory evidence that blood has been ad-
ministered to any paid up member in any recognized hospital in the
United States or the Canal Zone must be submitted to the Secretary. Upon
receipt of such proof the Secretary is authorized to and will pay imme-
diately for any and all such blood transfusions. Payment may be direct
to the hospital or to the person presenting a receipted bill for such
Please remember that all members of the Blood Bank must keep up
their dues. Non-payment of dues to the Panama Canal Society automatic-
ally cancels your membership in the Blood Bank. All members in Florida
who joined the Blood Bank are issued a card. Always keep it with you.
If you did not receive your card, please notify the Secretary.
ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS
Mr. and Mrs. Marc P. Quinn of Balboa and La Paz, Bolivia, an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter Patricia Teresa, to Nicholas
Thomas Lionetti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Domenico Lionetti of Cliffside,
Miss Quinn is the granddaughter of Mrs. Patrick J. Quinn and the
late Patrick J. Quinn, of Toms River, New Jersey, and Dona Catalina
Garcia de Paredes de Escobar and the late Dr. Lisandro Escobar of Cali,
Miss Quinn was graduated from Balboa High School, a member of
the class of 1955. She attended the universities of Pennsylvania and Col-
orado and studied drama under Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. She re-
cently appeared on the New York stage in Maxwell Anderson's play, "The
Mr. Lionetti is a recording artist and has appeared in summer stock
and on television. Recently he was the star of the well-known television
program, "The Hit Parade."
No date has been set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Brownlee announce the forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Janice Ann Brownlee, to Robert Wahl Dailey, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Dailey of Diablo Heights. The wedding is planned
for early June.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Van Siclen, formerly of the Canal Zone
and now of Clatskanie, Oregon, announce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Marilyn, to Garvin Austin Beckman of Portland, Oregon. Miss Van
Siclen was born in the Canal Zone and attended school there.
She is now a Junior at the Lewis and Clark College in Portland,
where she is majoring in speech therapy. She is affiliated with the Theta
Mr. Beckman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Beckman of Clats-
kanie, Oregon. He attended Portland State College and is now employed
with the Tek-Tronics in Portland. An August wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Van Hoorde of Panama announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Maritza, to Ensign Paul Bartley Smith, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Bartley Smith of Diablo Heights.
Miss Van Hoorde is a graduate of Balboa High School and is re-
siding with her parents. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johann
Van der Hans of Panama.
Ensign Smith completed his secondary education at Balboa High
School and graduated from the University of New Mexico last June with
a commission as Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve.
No date has been set for the wedding.
Relatives and friends of the former Miss Frances Farrel, a former
Zonian, have received announcements of her recent marriage to Mr. Valdo
Viglielmo in Cambridge, Mass.
Miss Farrel was reared in the Canal Zone, and was graduated from
Balboa High School and the Canal Zone Junior College where she received
the Honor Plaque Award for 1951.
Mr. Viglielmo, who holds a doctor of philosophy degree from Har-
vard University, is a visiting professor of languages at the International
Christian University at Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
The couple will reside in Tokyo until the termination of his appoint-
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robert MacKaig of Glendale, Calif., announce
the marriage of their daughter, Karen Jill, to Mr. Patrick B. Hutchins,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Hutchins of Balboa.
The wedding was solemnized in the Blessed Sacrament Church in
The bride attended Glendale schools and was graduated from Cristo-
bal High School in the Canal Zone. She attended Canal Zone Junior
College and Bryant College in Providence, R.I. The bridgroom was grad-
uated from Balboa High and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in
Cambridge, Mass. The couple are now residing in Cambridge.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Blank of Sea Girt, N. J., announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Gale Patricia Christine, to Lt. (JG) Herbert
Charles Dawson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dawson of Diablo
Miss Blank, a graduate of the Centenary College for Women at
Hackettstown, N. J., is presently employed by the Army at Fort Amador.
Lt. Dawson attended the University of Buffalo, N. Y.,'and was grad-
uated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Long
Island, N.Y. He has been assigned here as aide to Rear Admiral George
Wales, commandant of the Fifteenth Naval District.
Dr. and Mrs. H. T. Bledsoe of Fairburn, Ga., announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Bess, to Mr. James Patrick Conley of Balboa,
formerly of Carlisle, Ga., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Conley.
The nuptial vows will be exchanged April 25th at the Fort Amador
The bride-elect is a graduate of Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga. She
is at present a teacher at the Cocoli Elementary School, and lives in
Mr. Conley is a graduate of the College of Law at the University of
Kentucky, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. A
member of the Kentucky and Canal Zone Bar Associations, he is now
assistant to the Comptroller of the Panama Canal Company.
Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Robert Morris Stillman of Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Sharon de Russy Stillman, to Lawrence Frank Cotton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Lawrence Cotton of Margarita.
The bride-elect attended Kent School in Denver, Colorado, and is
presently a student at Trinity University.
Her fiance is a first classman at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and is
scheduled to be a member of its first graduating class in June.
The wedding is planned for June 8 at the Lackland Air Force Base
In a candlelight ceremony at the Balboa Union Church, Miss Linda
Malone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Malone of Balboa, became the
bride of Mr. Dennis Mazerolle, son of Mrs. Cecilia Mazerolle of Lime-
Rev. Oscar W. Olsen officiated at the service.
The bride was graduated from the Canal Zone Junior College and
attended the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Porga announce the marriage of their daughter,
Loretta, to Mr. John Lewis Toone, on Friday, March 6, 1959, at Lubbock,
Texas. The young couple will make their home at 1224 West llth,
Mrs. Louise Young Neville of Mobile, Ala., and Mr. Ralph James
Neville of New York have announced the recent marriage of their daugh-
ter, Shirley Glatt, to Charles Clifton Young.
The newlyweds are making their home at 1054 Palmetto Street in
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Phebe G. Neville of Gamboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Breeding of Redlands, California, announce the
marriage of their daughter, Diane, to Mr. William Dorgan, Jr., on Sat-
urday, April 11, 1959. The ceremony took place at Ivy House in Ingle-
wood, California. Mr. Dorgan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Dorgan
of Bayside, Long Island, N. Y., former residents of Balboa, C. Z.
FLORIDA MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE!
Please pay your dues in the Panama Canal Society of Florida as
non-payment cancels your membership in the Blood Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Witt of 49 Bender Ave., Iselin, New Jersey, an-
nounce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Witt, on Saturday, March 7, 1959.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renz of Fairhope, Ala.
The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Frederick Witt of East Orange, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Robbins announce the birth of their second
son, Michael Christopher, on December 28, 1958. Mrs. Robbins is the
former Lyla Lou Womack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Womack of
Los Angeles, California.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hey of Florissant, Missouri, announce the ar-
rival of their second child, a girl, Virginia Marie, born on March 17th.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. C. Roland Jones of Balboa,
C. Z. and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. O. Hey of St. Louis,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Alexander of Houston, Texas, announce the
birth of a son, Mark Foreman, born on February 25, 1959. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Melville Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Foreman of Alex-
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hardy, Jr., announce the birth of their first child,
Lawrence Lee, on March 27th in Miami, Florida. Mr. Hardy is stationed
in Hawaii and Mrs. Hardy and the baby will leave very soon to join him
The paternal grandparents are Mr.. and Mrs. C. S. Hardy, Sr., formerly
of the Canal Zone but now residing in Miami, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sullivan of Balboa, C. Z. announce the arrival of
a daughter on March 21st. The maternal grandmother is Mrs. Josephine
W. Jones of Balboa and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Harry Sulli-
van, who has recently returned to the Zone to make her home.
Steven Russell Willoughby was born April 5th at Coco Solo Hospital
to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Willoughby of Diablo. They have another
The maternal grandparents are Mrs. Russell Edwards of Balboa and
Francis Y. Edwards of Alejuela, Costa Rica. Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Wil-
loughby of Gatun are the paternal grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holladay of Overland Park, Kansas, announce the
birth of their second child, a girl. The maternal grandmother is Mrs.
Alberta Harris of Berkley, California.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Lee Moreland announce the birth of their third
child, a daughter, Linda Lee, born on May 2, 1959. The maternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Upper Malboro, Maryland,
and the paternal grandparents are Mrs. Louise Moreland and the late
Fenwick Lee Moreland, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Marcy H. Carpenter announce the birth of a son, Law-
rence Lee, born February 9th at Gorgas Hopital. Mr. Carpenter is with
the Canal Zone Police Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald S. Odom are parents of a daughter, born on
March 27th in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Odom, before her marriage,
was Mary Elizabeth Yost of Mobile, Alabama, and Mr. Odom is the son
of Mrs. Helen L. Smith of Balboa, C. Z.
Staff Sergeant and Mrs. S. G. Astrim of 6202 27th St., Tucson,
Arizona, announce the birth of their second child, a son, Todd Mark,
born on March 19th. Sgt. Astrim is at Northern Air Force Base in Tucson.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Forbes who were in
Tucson to greet their first grandson and fourth grandchild.
John B. Bombek Motor Transportation Div. 15 yrs., 6 mo., 23 days.
Frank A. Dorgan Lockmaster, Atlantic Locks 28 yrs., 1 mo., 27 days.
Mrs. Eula R. Driscoll Balboa High School 17 yrs., 4 mo., 29 days.
Mrs. Perpetua B. Hackett Personnel Bureau 10 yrs., 9 mo., 20 days.
Russell T. Harris Electrical Division 18 years, 7 months.
Phillip Schneider Industrial Division 18 yrs., 11 mo., 15 days.
Edwin B. Cain Police Division 22 years, 11 months, 20 days.
Louis A. Kaufer Industrial Division 36 years, 4 months, 13 days.
Roy J. Misenheimer-Dredging Division-15 years, 11 months, 18 days.
Glenn W. Redmond Industrial Division 20 years, 4 months, 23 days.
Worden R. Waites Industrial Division 12 years, 2 months, 25 days.
William A. Clark-Maintenance Division-19 years, 3 months, 18 days.
Lyman Jackson Railroad Division 30 years, 8 months, 21 days.
Willie La Brance Dredging Division 17 years, 5 months, 5 days.
Manuel Pabon-Motor Transportation Div.-25 years, 2 months, 8 days.
James M. Reeves Laboratories Branch 10 years, 6 months, 12 days.
Gilbert A. Reynolds-Electrical Division-19 years, 11 months, 27 days.
Robert B. Sager Engineering Division 20 years, 24 days.
Allen B. Ward Balboa High School 23 years, 6 months, 12 days.
Willis Woolems-Transportation Division-15 years, 4 months, 21 days.
Mr. Wade Bennett of St. Petersburg is a hospital patient.
Mrs. Warren Love, of Gulfport, Florida, was a hospital patient for
surgery during the month of March.
Mrs. Guy Allen of New Orleans, Louisiana, broke her hip on Feb-
ruary 2, and is now confined to a wheel chair.
Mr. H. H. Hammer of 1948 West 75th St., Los Angeles 47, Califor-
nia, is reported as quite ill in the Veteran's Hospital in West Los Angeles.
Mrs. M. A. Colston of St. Petersburg, Fla., was a recent patient in
the hospital for surgery. She is now at home and reported getting along,
Miss Anna Dillon of 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, Mass., is re-
ported to be very ill. Miss Dillon at one time worked in the Zone Club-
Mrs. John Christiansen of Tampa, recently suffered a stroke.
Mrs. Marie McKeever of Gamboa, C.Z. suffered a bad fall, breaking
her arm and spraining her ankle.
Mrs. Charles Persons of St. Petersburg, Fla., is now getting about,
following a lengthy stay in the hospital where she underwent surgery.
Mrs. Josephine Lenow of St. Petersburg, is gradually getting back
to normal after surgery during the month of February.
Mr. Charles Hutchinson of St. Petersburg, fell and broke his hip.
He will be confined to a wheel chair for awhile.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Stettin of Dunedin, Florida, have both been ill.
Mrs. William H. Butler of St. Petersburg, was a hospital patient in
Mound Park in March.
Mrs. ,Fred Lyons of Clearwater, Florida, broke her ankle early in
March. It was a bad break and kept her in the hospital for some time.
Fred Lyons is now confined to a wheel chair most of the time.
Mrs. Beatrice Morgan of 933 Rosedale Ave., Kingston, Tenn., suf-
fered a heart attack last November.
Mr. Fred Smith of New Port Richey, Florida, suffered a stroke early
in March. He is improving in the Magnolia Rest Home, New Port Richey.
Mrs. Minnie Housel is confined to the hospital on the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Eva Cole entered Mound Park Hospital on April 24th for an
CARDS OF THANKS
Cards of Thanks and appreciation have been received from the following:
George Capwell and Family Mrs. Frances J. Lenow
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin The Meigs Family
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Stettin Mr. Lawrence S. Meyers
Mrs. Emily Grier Mrs. Olga Christiansen
Mr. Rufus Hardy Mr. W. E. Burwell
The Wikingstadt Family Mrs. A. L. Miner
Doris Deavours Mrs. William H. Butler
Ethel and Edgar Murphy
The family of Alexander M. Fraser
Mrs. Viola C. Mohr for her mother Mrs. Christena on her 96th
Mr. A. W. Bridges and Allene Bridges
The family of Henry C. Schmidt
THE CURTAIN FALLS
Alexander M. Fraser, one of the Panama Canal's senior old-timers.
and construction day veterans, died February 22nd at his home in Buffalo,
N.Y. He was 90 years old.
Despite his age, Mr. Fraser had been in good health. His death was
He was much interested in the Panama Canal and its operations and
last visited the Isthmus only three years ago.
He was born in Wallsend, England, and was a naturalized United
Mr. Fraser is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Janet Smith and Miss
Ruth Fraser, both of Buffalo; and by three sons, William A., now living
in Caracas, J. Andrew, Dredging Supervisor for the Panama Canal's
Dredging Division, of Gamboa, and Harold M., Lead Foreman in the
Electrical Division's communications branch in Cristobal.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. H. Christy Schjeveland, who served as pastor of the Pedro
Miguel Union Church for ten years, died suddenly March 10th at Damar-
iscotta, Me., where he had held a pastorate since January, 1954. He was 52.
The minister had many ties with the Isthmus. He was educated in
Zone Schools, and was ordained at the Balboa Baptist Church in 1936.
He then served at the Pedro Miguel church until 1948.
The Rev. Schjeveland was the first chaplain of the Canal Zone Police
Association and was a member of the Darien Lodge, AF and AM, Balboa,
and the Panama Canal Lodge of Elks.
He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Milliken, to whom he
was married in the Zone in 1929, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans
Schjeveland, now of Orlando, Fla. His two brothers are Carl, of Orlando,
and Haakon, of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Capt. John M. Davis, former Commander of the Balboa Police Dis-
trict and a well known Canal Zone resident, died at Gorgas Hospital on
March 3rd following a long illness. He was 76 years old.
Capt. Davis was born in Williamsburg, Ky., and served with the U.S.
Army during the Spanish American War. He came to the Isthmus during
construction days and joined the Canal Zone Police in 1907.
During his many years with the police force, Capt. Davis served in
Pedro Miguel, Gatun, Cristobal, and Balboa, with the major part of his
service spent on the Atlantic side. At the time of his retirement in 1945,
he was District Commander in Balboa.
Since his retirement, he and his wife have been making their home
Capt. Davis was active in civic and fraternal affairs in the Canal
Zone both before and after his retirement. He was a member of the vet-
erans of Spanish American Wars and served on the Goethals Memorial
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Ralph, who lives in
Diablo Heights; and three daughters, Mrs. Myra Walston, of Diablo
Heights; Mrs. Norma Short of Quarry Heights, and Mrs. Margaret Dubois,
Mrs. Jessie Townsend, widow of a retired Panama Canal employee
and mother of W. H. Townsend of the Surveys Branch of the Engineering
Division, died March 3rd at Gorgas Hospital where she had been a patient
since February 16th. She was 80 years old.
Mrs. Townsend was born in Ohio and came to the Canal Zone during
the construction period. Her husband, the late Frank H. Townsend, was
with the Canal Zone Police from May, 1910, until his retirement in Dec-
For several years, Mrs. Townsend has made her home with her son
Mrs. Arthur Goulet of Ancon has received word of the death of her
brother-in-law, Dr. J. A. Gallager of Buffalo, New York, on March 10.
Dr. Gallager, who had visited the Isthmus on many occasions was the
husband of the late Marie Butler Gallager, Mrs. Goulet's sister and a
member of a well known Canal Zone family. Mrs. Gallager died last
Arthur L. Miner, 69, of 3924- 17th St. N., St. Petersburg, died March
15th at his home.
Mr. Miner, a native of Manchester, N.H. moved to St. Petersburg
eight years ago from Balboa, Canal Zone. He was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church, the Washington Lodge, AF&AM, Manchester, and
the Panama Canal Society.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Story Miner; three brothers, Harold T.,
Manchester, W. L., Edgewater, Md., and Ernest H., Dallas, Texas.
News of the death of Beverly D. Vaughan, former employee of the
Canal organization, has just been received by friends. Mr. Vaughan died
Feb. 28th in a hospital at Portsmouth, Va., following a heart attack. He
was 41 years old.
He was born in Northampton, N.C., and came to the Canal Zone in
1943 as a shipfitter with the Mechanical Division. He held that position
continuously until he left the Canal service in February, 1956.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amabla Vaughan, and by a daughter,
Capt. Knute Wikingstad, one of the Panama Canal's first pilots, died
on March 3rd in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 79 years old.
Captain Wikingstad was born in Norway and was a naturalized citi-
zen of the United States. He came to the Isthmus in 1907 as a captain
of a barge and when the Canal was opened to traffic in 1914, he was
made a mate in the Dredging Division. The following year he became'a
Panama Canal pilot.
He retired from service in 1941 but was reemployed during the Sec-
ond World War from 1943 to 1944. Since his retirement, he and Mrs.
Wikingstad have been living in St. Petersburg.
He is survived by two sons, R. M. Wikingstad, Assistant Superintend-
ent of the Terminals Division, and Walter who lives in the United States;
and by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Ethridge, of Sweetwater, Tennessee.
Col. John Robert Crume, United States Air Force, retired, who was
stationed with the Caribbean Air Command, died Morch 7th in Medford
Lakes, New Jersey. He was 54 years old.
Col. Crume was well known in the Canal Zone where he had served
several tours of duty. He was married to the former Rita Quinn, a member
of a large Canal Zone family. His last tour of duty was 1948-49 when
he was Director of Installations for C-Air-C. In addition to his wife, he
is survived by two daughters, both living in the United States, and by his
father, a resident of Bardstown, Ky.
Colonel Crume was born in Bardstown and was graduated from the
United States Military Academy at West Point with the class of 1927.
Since his retirement from active duty in September, 1956, he had been
serving as consultant to The Radio Corporation of America.
Mrs. Bride E. Phelps, long-time resident of Panama, died after a
prolonged illness, at Corozal Hospital.
Mrs. Phelps was born in England on July 8, 1870, but lived most
of her life in Latin-American countries. For the past years she has been
a resident of Panama, where she had a number of friends, and showed a
great interest in the Salvation Army School for the Blind.
Earl Courtland Valentine, 18, a native of St. Petersburg, died March
18 in the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif. He had been in the
Navy about a month.
He attended schools in St. Petersburg and in the Panama Canal Zone.
Surviving other than his parents, are his wife, Ann; a son, Earl
C. III; a brother, Alan, all of the Canal Zone; a sister, Mrs. Angela V.
Oliver, New Orleans, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam J. Valentine, Miami, Florida,
Mrs. Florence N. Miller, 69, died suddenly at the home of her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Earl M. Stone, in Ancon. She was a long-time resident of the
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Miller came to the Isthmus in 1910 to
be married to Carter Miller, who later became chief of the Municipal
Engineering Division on the Atlantic side.
Following her husband's death, she was employed by the Clubhouse
Division until her retirement in 1950. She then spent some time in Cali-
fornia and in Utica, N.Y., with recurring trips to the Canal Zone. For
some time she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Stone.
In addition to her only daughter, Mrs. Miller is survived by a bro-
'ther, David Neville of California, and three grandchildren, Mrs. John
;Hopper of Sacramento, Calif.; Malcolm Stone of King's Point, N.Y., and
Kenneth Stone of the Air Force, serving in Italy.
Anthony J. Catanzaro, former machinist in the Dredging Division,
died March 13th at Gorgas Hospital where he had been a patient since
February 9th. He was 61 years old.
Mr. Catanzaro was born in McKeesport, Pa., and served in the U.S.
Army during the first World War. He came to the Isthmus in 1942 as
an employee of the Severin Company which was engaged in the construe
tion of Fort Kobbe.
SMr. and Mrs. Catanzaro have been making their home with their
daughter, Mrs. Rose Brogie, of Balboa.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John S., of Ancon;
and Thomas, a student in the University of Florida; two daughter, Mrs.
Brogie and Mrs. Anita Overholtzer, of Gatun, and eight grandchildren.
Edward A. Cordts, 82, who has been active in veterans' affairs since
his retirement from the Army in 1919, died recently at his home at 4508
Louisiana Street, San Diego, California.
Born in Germany, Cordts went to the United States in 1891. He was
a master signal electrician in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and a veteran
of the Spanish-American War and World War I.
He was employed by the Panama Canal Company in the construction
of Madden Dam.
Cordts is survived by his widow, Bertha; two daughters, Mrs. Anne
C. Leslie of Curundu, and Mrs. Hertha C. Conway of San Diego; a sister,
Mrs. H. I. Coggeshall of Wortendyke, N. J., and a brother, Bernard F.
Cordts of Jamaica, N.Y.
Mrs. Arleen Gill Hardy, whose husband, J. Rufus Hardy is chief of
Press and Publications for the Panama Canal Company, died February
25th at Gorgas Hospital after a long illness. She was 58 years old.
Although she was born in Rock Springs, Texas, Mrs. Hardy lived all
of her life until her marriage, in Starkville, Miss.
She attended grade and high school in Starkville and the Mississippi
State College for Women at Columbus.
Mrs. Hardy had made her home on the Isthmus for the past 31 years.
For the first ten years she lived in Panama City, during the time her
husband was advertising Manager of the Star & Herald. For the past 21
years she lived in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Hardy is survived by her husband and by two sisters, Miss Jessie
May Gill, an employee of the Executive Planning Staff who has made her
home with the Hardys for over 10 years, and Miss Louise Gill, of Stark-
ville, who has visited the Isthmus on several occasions and has many
Capt. Albert G. Terwilliger, former Canal pilot and a well-known
resident of the Atlantic side, died in St. Boniface Hospital in New York
after a long illness, according to news received by his friends. He was
57 years old.
Capt. Terwilliger retired from the Canal organization in January,
1958, after 33 years of service. He and his wife had been making their
home in New York City.
As a regular Panama Canal pilot since 1941, Capt. Terwilliger had
experience on all types of vessels. He was one of the pilots aboard the
U. S. aircraft carriers USS Philippine Sea and the USS Shangri-La when
they made the Canal transit.
In addition to his wife, Marriet, he is survived by his son, Albert, Jr.,
who is an employee of the Canal Terminals Division, and by two grand-
News of the death of Edward William Dowell, retired Canal employee,
was received. Mr. Dowell, who was 77 years old, was living in Winchester,
Va., at the time of his death.
Mr. Dowell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James A. Yates, of
Diablo Heights; and Mrs. Charles Heim, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two
During his residence on the Canal Zone, Mr. Dowell was active in
local labor circles and held the position of head of the Metal Trades
Dr. Vern Prier, District Dentist in Cristobal for the past 37 years,
died in Gorgas Hospital where he had been a patient since February 17.
He was 67 years old.
Dr. Prier was born in Oblong, Illinois, and attended the Eastern
Illinois State Normal School in Charleston and Union Christian College
in Merom, Indiana. He held a degree in dentistry from the Central Uni-
versity of Kentucky.
He came to the Isthmus in 1916 and for six years practiced dentist
in Colon. He was made District Dentist in Cristobal in 1922.
He and his family lived in New Cristobal for many years but two
years ago moved to Margarita.
He is survived by his wife, the former Inga Turner, one son, Dr. Wil-
liam Edward Prier of the Gorgas Hospital staff, and one daughter, Mrs.
James Wallace, of Coco Solo. Also surviving are five grandchildren.
Mr. Leo M. Cady of Clearwater, Florida, died on December 15, 1958.
Mr. Cady went to the Canal Zone in 1907 and was married on December
1, 1908. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Violet Cady.
Larry Brain, 73, of Clearwater, Florida passed away on Sunday,
March 15th. Mr. Brain, a long-time Canal employee, was a Mason and
a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Brain.
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Martha Mary Cotton
who passed away on March 9th. She was the widow of the late Arthur E.
Cotton and lived in Monrovia, Calif. No further details were available.
News has been received of the death of Miss Ethel Armiger of Balti-
more, Maryland. Miss Armiger, the daughter of an old time Panama
Railroad employee, is survived by a brother, Edward.
Mrs. Beatrice W. O'Niell died at her home in Inglewood, California
early in March. She was a Navy veteran of the first World War and
was employed by the U.S. Army for twenty years. She is survived by her
son, Frank W. O'Niell of Torrence, California; her mother, Mrs. Anna
M. Weston, a former Canal employee, also by her sister, Mrs. Hazel B.
Wohlfarth of Inglewood, California; and four grandchildren.
Lon W. Piper, 84, died suddenly on March 11, 1959 in Los Angeles,
Calif. Mr. Piper was a locomotive engineer on the Canal Zone from 1907
to 1917. His wife, Mrs. Minnie Piper, died in 1956. He is survived by a
brother, Edward L. Piper of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Word has recently been received of the death of Mrs. Myrna M.
O'Connell, who was a popular resident of both sides of the Isthmus.
The wife of John W. O'Connell, past Department Commander of the
American Legion, Department of Panama Canal Zone, Mrs. O'Connell was
born in Stillwater, Minn., and arrived on the Isthmus with her husband
and son in 1933.
They resided there until Mr. O'Connell's retirement in 1957 when they
returned to the States to make their home in Oswego, Oregon.
While on he Isthmus, Mrs. O'Connell was an active member of the
American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the order of Eastern Star.
Surviving Mrs. O'Connell are her husband, their son Gale A. O'Con..
nell of Balboa, and one grandchild.
News received from New York reported the death of Mrs. Yetta
Fleckner, mother of Nathan Fleckner, veteran Panama Canal employee
and a well-known resident of Panama where he has a large circle of
friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. Fleckner died at her home in Brooklyn, New York, after a long
illness. She is survived by her husband Max, and her other sons and
daughters, and several grandchildren.
James M. Scanlon, a retired employee of the Panama Canal organiza-
tion, died at Gorgas Hospital where he had been a patient since March 13.
He was 76 years old.
Mr. Scanlon was born in Chester, Pa., and was employed by the
Canal organization in 1919 as a foreman in the Panama Railroad Com-
pany. He was transferred to inspector of cattle ranches in 1923 at Mindi
Dairy and at the time of his retirement in 1945 was foreman at Mindi
Since his retirement, Mr. Scanlon made his home at the Tivoli Guest
August G. Ahlfont of Brooklyn, New York, passed away on March
10th. Mr. Ahlfont went to the Canal Zone in 1915 and retired in 1944.
He was a member of the Canal Zone Masonic bodies and Abou Saad
Shrine. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Anna Ahlfont, he is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Dodge (Hager); Mrs. W. R. Loud (Vera) ; and
Mrs. G. R. Paulus (Thelma). Also by seven grandchildren and two great
Word has been received of the death of Aaron C. Wallace on October
26th, 1958, at Raliegh, North Carolina. No further details were available.
Edward F. Welsh, 72, a retired Zonian with more than 38 years em-
ployment, died April 11th at Miami, Florida.
Born at Grafton, W. Va., Mr. Welch came to the Canal Zone in 1910
to work for the former Mechanical Division. At his retirement in August
1948 he was the Division's production superintendent.
He is survived by his widow, also of Miami. In addition, he is sur-
vived by daughters Delores, of Curundu Heights, an Army employee;
Virginia, with the U.S. State Department at Addis Ababa, Ethopia; and
sons Edward, Orlando, Florida; Paul, of Mobile, Ala.; and Jerry, with
the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Va.
Mrs. Mary Barrett, of Margarita, died April 12th at Coco Solo Hos-
pital after a long illness. She was 83 years old.
A resident of the Isthmus since 1917, Mrs. Barrett was the wife of
the late R. J. Barrett, retired Canal employee. She had lived on the Pacific
and Atlantic sides of the Isthmus.
Mrs. Barrett is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Merwin A. French, whose
husband is employed as a traffic controller in Cristobal.
Charles Leffeit Bleakley died in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Bleakley, a re-
tired riviter who worked in the Canal Zone, Panama, was 50 years old.
He was born in Panama, April 5, 1908, the son of Charles and
Blanche Taylor Bleakley. He lived most recently at 125 E. 119th St.,
Brooklyn. He was married to the former Thelma Riker, who survives him.
Other survivors include his mother, of Roscoe, N.Y.; four brothers,
Edmund, of Florida; James, of Roscoe; and Andrew and William, of
Panama; and three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Marks, of Roscoe, Mrs. Gladys
Samples, of Florida and Mrs. Alice Singley, Panama.
Mrs. Allen W. Bridges of Bradenton, Florida, passed away Sunday,
April 19, 1959. Mrs. Bridges is survived by her husband and daughter,
Allene and also by several sisters and nieces.
RIVERSIDE, CONN., APRIL 20 Thomas Henry Rossbottom, retired
senior vice president of the Panama Line, died at the age of 85.
Rossbottom joined the line in 1887 as an office boy.
At the time of his retirement in 1959, Mr. Rossbottom had 62 years
of service with the Panama Railroad Company in which he had served
in one capacity or another since 1887.
He was born in New York and entered the employ of the Panama
Railroad Company at the age of 13. He was the Company's first and only
stenographer for many years and in the spring of 1919 was elected a
Director. He was made Vice President of the Company in 1927.
He was responsible in a great measure for the construction of the
Panama liners Ancon, Cristobal and Panama, which were built to replace
the old Panama Railroad ships.
He is survived by his wife who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Mrs. Catherine Lindsey Powell, 20, who lived most of her life on
the Isthmus, died April 1, just eight days after the birth of a son, it has
been learned here.
She was the wife of Carl A. Powell of 4445 Shore Drive, Norfolk, Va.,
and the daughter of Mrs. C. D. Cheek of Arvin, Calif. She is also survived
by a younger brother, Douglas, and a sister, Miretta Gibbs of Benson, Ariz.
Mrs. Powell was born in Washington, D.C. She was graduated from
Cristobal High School in 1957 and has studied at Barnes Hospital. Dur-
ing her residence on the Zone, she was active in church affairs, the Carib-
bean College Club's Penny Socials, and belonged to the Honor Society,
high school band and drama clubs.
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Wright, well known Isthmian resident, died on
February 9, 1959 in Panama Hospital. Mrs. Wright was 74 years old and
went to the Isthmus in 1914. She was the widow of James Wright, whose
death occurred in July 1958. Mrs. Wright is survived by her son, John
B. Wright of Panama and five grandchildren.
Mr. Charles A. Brady passed away Sunday, April 26th at his home
in Hollywood, California, following a long illness. Mr. Brady is sur-
vived by his wife and a brother, Robert J. Brady, of Balboa, C.Z.
Funeral services for Mortimer A. Ackles, 83, of Santa Barbara, Calif.,
were held April 21. Mr. Ackles, a native of New York, was employed in
the office of the Chief Q. M., in Culebra during the construction days and
subsequently worked for the Supply Dept. and the Governor's Office at
Balboa Heights. He resigned from the Canal service in the early 20's
and for a time was employed by the U.S. Navy in: San Diego as a civilian
procurement officer. Later he served as assistant to the Supt. of Yosemite
National Park. He is survived by his wife, Laura.
Mrs. M. Gladys Hammond passed away on May 8th, 1959 at the
home of her daughter in Ramsey, New Jersey. Mrs. Hammond is sur-
vived by two brothers, Sam Mac Sparran of St. Petersburg, Florida;
Robert MacSparran of California, and a sister, Mrs. George H. Cassell
of Redondo Beach, California. She was also survived by two daughters
and a son.
Mrs. Robert S. Bertschy, a former resident who was well-known on
both sides of the Isthmus, died April 17th in San Francisco, Calif., it has
been learned here.
Mrs. Bertschy, the former Edwina Davis, was born in Cuba and lived
at Quarry Heights while her father was assigned there with the Army. She
made her home on the Atlantic Side during the years Capt. Bertschy
served as port captain.
They left the Canal Zone in 1951 shortly before the Bertschy's re-
tirement at Treasure Island, California.
Mrs. Mabel Lewis, 67, of 2324 13th St. So., died Friday, May 8th
in a St. Petersburg hospital.
A native of England, Mrs. Lewis moved to this area'from Hampton,
Va. 14 years ago. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal
Church, the St. Helena Guild and the Panama Canal Zone Society, all of
St. Petersburg and the Canal Zone Chapter, OES.
Surviving are her husband, James F.; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis
J. Gabrio, St. Petersburg, and Mrs. Daphine L. Dunn, Miami; a son, Dr.
A. J. Lewis, Arcadia; a brother, Edward McBlain, Kingston, Jamaica,
and five grandchildren.
WITH THE MASTER
There must be something after death;
Behind the toil of man.
There must exist a God divine,
Who's working out a plan;
And this brief journey that we know,
As life, must really be
The gateway to a finer world
That some day we shall see.
A LETTER FROM MAURICE H. THATCHER
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd, Sec. Treasurer April 23, 1959
3535 Nineteenth St. North
St. Petersburg, Fla.
My Dear Mrs. Judd:
Your membership may be interested to know that upon invitation
recently extended by me for our Panama Canal Society of Washington,
D.C., Gen Robert E. Wood, of Chicago, will be the guest speaker of the
Society at its annual luncheon meeting at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel
here at 1 p.m., the 16th of May. His subject will be Communism and the
In behalf of our Society I am extending to your officers and mem-
bers a cordial invitation to attend the meeting.
MAURICE H. THATCHER,
Honorary Life President.
Mail for Mrs. Saphir has been returned with notation from the
postmaster "MOVED". Also, Mrs. Ethel M. Hodnett's March Record has
been returned. Please notify Secretary of correct address.
REPORT OF SECRETARY-TREASURER
Covering the period from February 1, thru April 30, 1959
WELL HERE IT IS PICNIC TIME AGAIN THEY WILL BE
HELD AT THE VARIOUS PARKS AS USUAL.
May 11, 1959-Lowry Park-Noon
June 8, 1959-Hillsboro Park, North of Tampa on Route,301-Noon
July 13, 1959-Lake Maggiore--Noon
*August 10, 1959-Lowry Park-Noon
September 14, 1959-Lake Maggiore-Noon
*October 12, 1959-Lake Maggiore--Noon
(*) Indicates BUSINESS MEETING. It will be noted that the Sep-
tember Lowry Park Picnic has been changed to Lake Maggiore.
We are looking forward to visiting with many of you at these picnics,
and we will all be glad to see our friends from the Zone and elsewhere
during the summer months. By having only two business meetings during
the summer there will be plenty of time for real visits at the picnics.
DUES TIME AGAIN Please send them in as soon as possible so
that our books will be up to date. This year we have a white card with
BLUE LETTERING. You should have one, you know.
The June Record is being sent to you in order that you may receive
this gentle reminder.
We have had many sick members during the past three months but
I am happy to report that many are on their way to recovery.
So far 1360 have paid their 1959 dues, 33 have paid for 1960 and
one has paid for 1961.
The Blood Bank is coming along nicely, this is for Florida members
only, and to date we have 294 families, or 444 members. This last week we
have paid 13 donors for blood and now have a credit in the Community
Blood Bank to take care of any emergency. Our receipts as of today are
$759.53, disbursements $180.00 leaving a balance on hand of $579.53 This
is a long way from our goal of $1,000, but we are getting there by degrees.
MEMBERS FROM PANAMA AND THE CANAL ZONE please add
45 cents to your Canal Zone checks as the bank charge is that amount.
Other checks should have 10 cents added for the bank charge, on United
We have been very happy to welcome so many new members to Flor-
ida in the last three months.
Happy Birthday and Anniversary to all those whose days fall between
the June Record and September.
Have a nice summer and you will hear from us again in September.
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
MINUTES OF SCHEDULED MEETING
at the Tourist Center, St. Petersburg, February 9, 1959
The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m., by President M. A.
Chaplain Lee Burns then offered the invocation.
Visitors from outside the Tampa Bay area were introduced to the
members, namely Messrs. Farrel and Love, and Mrs. Hoffman.
Minutes of the meeting of January 13, 1959 were read by the Record-
ing Secretary and after correction of name of author of one of the
motions, was approved as read.
The Chairman of the Legislative Committee, Mr. Hohmann, rendered
a report covering items up for consideration by the 86th Congress. One
of personal interest to our members covers health insurance legislation
for retired employees and their families. It is not expected that President
Eisenhower will recommend to the Democratic controlled Congress this
legislation, although he had done so several times in the past. This as-
sumption is based on his desire to achieve a balanced budget. However,
Congressional backers of the bill are not too disturbed by his expected
failure to again recommend it.
Mr. W. J. Bartlett, Treasurer of NARCE, reported his organization
is requesting Congress to enact legislation to exclude Civil Service retire-
ment annuities from Income Tax returns, which would be in line with
Social Security benefits and railroad retirement income.
Twelve important bills were introduced to improve the benefits and
working conditions of government workers.
Mr. Hohmann, who has made a study of Income Tax laws, again
offered to assist any of our members with their income tax returns.
The resignation of Mrs. W. J. Bartlett as Chairman of the Reception
Committee, due to ill health, was accepted by the President with reluc-
tance. Her work on this Committee has been excellent and greatly appre-
The following names were reported as being on the Sick List:
Mrs. Bessie Hunt Mrs. M. A. Turner Mrs. Josephine Lenow
Mrs. Allen Bridges Mrs. Sam Deavours Mr. B. Wright
Mr. W. Fruedigman Mr. Chas. Brady Capt. Davis
Mrs. Charles Persons Mrs. Chas. I. Ostrom Mr. A. Ahlfont
Mrs. Eleanor Kennedy Mr. Sam Blackburn Mrs. E. K. Jackson
Mr. Frank C. Sheehan Mrs. Nellie Ashbrook Mr. J. L. Perkins
Capt. Sam Roberts Mr. Horace Weltmer Mr. Al. Meigs
Mrs. J. H. K. Humphrey Mrs. Geo. Capewell Mr. Abe Brill
Mr. H. Ingersoll
A letter from Colonel Wolverton, Past President of Panama Canal
Society of Washington, forwarding a copy of Bill 3471, providing for
extension of construction time payments to those having less than three
years, was read. Motion by Mr. Tarflinger, duly seconded, that the Secre-
tary Treasurer write to our Representative in Congress, Mr. Cramer, urg-
ing consideration of the Bill. This was amended to include the two Sen-
ators, Messrs. Holland and Smathers. Carried and so ordered.
The question of a successor to Mrs. Judd in the post of Secretary
Treasurer was again brought to the attention of the members, and the
importance of a breaking-in period for her relief was stressed. However
no candidates were in sight at this time.
The work of Mr. Hargy in taking photographs for the Record at the
annual meeting was commended.
Mr. Spreken spoke favorably of the insurance payments by NARCE
during the time he was hospitalized.
Motion to adjourn was then made, seconded, and carried, the meet-
ing being declared adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
Francis F. Hargy, Recording Secretary
MINUTES OF SCHEDULED MEETING
at the Tourist Center, St. Petersburg, March 9, 1959
At 2:30 p.m. the meeting was called to order by President M. A.
Turner, followed with the usual invocation by Chaplain Lee Burns.
Visiting members resident outside the Tampa Bay area were intro-
duced to the assembly.
With regard to members, we had 42 new ones for 1959, giving a
total of 1,236 paid-up members as of March 8, 1959.
The Blood Bank showed the following:
Brought forward --- $719.80
Transfusions -- -- $50.00
Circulars 9.27 59.27
Balance _.- ------- $660.53
New circulars were mailed to Florida members who were not mem-
bers of the Bank.
The report of the Recording Secretary was accepted as read.
Under item of Special Interest, Mrs. Judd read a bulletin of the
Canal Zone Police, announcing the death of Capt. John M. Davis, and
providing for a police honor guard at the services.
Members reported on the Sick List:
Mr. Frank Wolf
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Stettin
Mrs. Wm. H. Butler
Mr. Wade Bennett
Mr. Harry Cunningham
Capt. K. M. Wikingstad
Capt. Albert Terwilliger
Miss Ethel Arminger
Mr. James L. Perkins
Mrs. Rufus Hardy
Mrs. John Christiansen
Mrs. Marie McKeever
Mr. Charles Hutchinson
Mrs. Sam Grier
Mrs. Fred Lyons
Mr. A. M. Fraser
Mr. C. E. "Red" Smith
Mrs. Marjorie Quinn Burgoon
Maj. R. W. Hebard
Capt. John M. Davis
Reported as having returned home after recent illnesses or having
recuperated, were Mrs. Mary Love, Mr. Fred Sprecken, Mr. Lawrence S.
Myers, Mrs. Chas. Persons, Mrs. F. J. Lenow and Mrs. Allan Bridges.
The Society car emblem will be included with the next Record. It
will be printed in blue instead of black.
The President appointed Mrs. J. W. Stoudner as Chairman of the
Reception Committee, vice Mrs. Wm. J. Bartlett, resigned. Mrs. Stoudner
will make her own appointments for members of the committee.
Mr. Hersh inquired as to a candidate for the position of Secretary
Treasurer, and was informed no volunteer had yet been found. Mrs. Judd
has served for ten years, and with her background of knowledge and ex-
perience of the Society and its members will be difficult to replace, said
There is a picnic scheduled for March 16th at Lake Maggiore, and
this has usually been called the "Archie Burns" picnic. Mr. Burns ex-
plained its origin as arising from the fact that a number of members were
not here during the summer months when the Society picnics were being
held, so he asked "Why don't we have a picnic while we are here?", so
the custom originated.
No further business remaining for action, motion was made to ad-
journ, duly seconded, and the President declared adjournment at 3:10 p.m.
Francis F. Hargy, Recording Secretary
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
at the Tourist Center, St. Petersburg, April 13, 1959
President M. A. Turner called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m., with
about seventy members present. The Invocation was given by Chaplain
The following officers were present:
President __-- ---_-----Capt. M. A. Turner
Secreary-Treasurer .---._--..Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Recording Secretary ------- Mr. Francis F. Hargy
Visiting members from outside the Tampa Bay area were introduced
to the assembly.
The Blood Bank had 424 members, with a balance of $715.53. Since
the first of March the Bank secured 22 new members, and endeavoring to
secure more. Since the first of January the Society itself has 55 new
The report of the Recording Secretary for the meeting of March 9,
1959, was read and there being no omissions or errors, approved accord-
Legislative Committee: The Chairman, Mr. Hohmann, gave a res-
ume of the bills introduced by the House and Senate up to March 31st.
The bill covering health and medical Insurance for government workers,
including retirees, was scheduled for a hearing on April 14th.
The collection of union dues through payroll deductions, and a rec-
ognition of certain unions for collective bargaining has been achieved in
private industry, but a bill designed to accomplish this in government
agencies has not been scheduled for a hearing as yet.
A bill calling for liberalized retirement benefits, including full
annuity after thirty years of service, regardless of age, likewise has not
been scheduled for a hearing.
Many Congressmen have introduced bills to eliminate the Income Tax
on government annuities. Our Congressman, the Hon. Wm. C. Cramer,
is one of these. The contention is that Social Security and Ralroad pen-
sions are not classed as earned income, and our annuities are in the same
Legislation has been introduced to extend benefits of the Panama
Canal Construction Service Annuity Act of May, 29, 1944, to those who
were employed during the construction period, and by reason of disability
from sickness or injury were unable to complete three years service, al-
though they had completed two years. They would receive an annuity as
if they had completed three years full service. President Theodore Roose-
velt had at one time stated those employees who had worked two years
or more on the Canal were to be given a medal. It is impossible at this
time to predict the result of this legislation.
Mrs. Frank Townsend Mr. A. J. Catanzaro
Mr. Leo M. Cady Mr. E. W. Dowell
Mrs. Florence N. Miller Mr. Beverly D. Vaughtn
Col. John R. Crume Dr. Vernon Prior
Mr. A. G. Ahlfont Dr. Gallagher
Mr. Larry Brain Mrs. Beatrice Weston O'Neill
Mr. Arthur L. Miner Mrs. Yetta Fleckner
Mrs. Arthur E. Cotton Mr. Edward Welsh
Rev. Christy Schjeveland Mr. Henry Schmidt
Mrs. Mary Love was reported home from the hospital.
Mr. Wade Bennett, also at home but still not fully recovered.
Mrs. Minnie Housel
Mrs. A. W. Bridges.
Mrs. John Christiansen, making a slow recovery.
Mrs. Fred Lyons, now at home after hospitalization for a broken ankle.
Mrs. Sam Grier home from the hospital.
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin has returned to the States .after an accident in
Mrs. B. W. Stephenson is now home after surgery.
Mrs. Josephine Colston is also recovering from surgery.
Mrs. Strauss is home after a stay in the hospital.
A number of "thank you" notes for flowers were received from
Among the birthdays noted was that of Mr. W. J. Grobe, who on
April 16, 1959 will celebrate his hundredth anniversary.
President Turner brought up the problem of a successor for the
Secretary Treasurer, and apparently has not been greatly impressed with
the reasons prospects are giving for not caring to take over the office. He
read a poem by an anonymous author, the first stanza reading:
There's nothing the matter with me.
I'm as fine as I can be,
I have arthritis in both my knees
And when I talk I speak with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak and my blood is thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
After recounting that his liver is out of whack, with pains in his back,
hearing poor and eyesight dim, arch supports for both his feet, memory
failing, and a myriad other ailments, our hero concludes with:
Now the moral is, as this tale unfolds,
For you and me, who are growing old,
It is better to say "I'm feeling fine" with a grin
Than to tell everyone of the shape we are in.
Pres. Turner emphasized that no one is irreplaceable, and he would
not care to see the Society weakened in any way, or suffer any lessening
in its advantages or benefits by reason of not having a trained Secretary
Treasurer next year. Mr. Everett, Chairman of the Nominating Committee,
agreed with Mr. Turner that any one could be replaced. However the
Society has had Mrs. Judd for the past ten years, she was with the A.F.G.E.,
and her services were highly appreciated and she could have gone a
great way in that organization. The Nominating Committee was scheduled
for a meeting next Wednesday, and he would appreciate it if any mem-
ber would communicate to any member of the committee any suggestion
or opinion with regard to filling the post.
Several candidates were suggested from the floor, but none accepted.
Mr. Keiswetter said the work of getting out the Record took plenty of
time and he would not be able to take on any more work. Mr. Carl Brown
likewise would not commit himself at this time. The suggestion that the
office work be split up between two offices was objected to by Mrs. Judd
because of the delay that would ensue if two persons were to collect and pay
bills, etc. The Society now has a good reputation in St. Petersburg for
paying its bills promptly, and if things had to be referred around to dif-
ferent officers for check if supplies were received, authorized, and bills
paid, too much delay and confusion would result. Mr. Hersh gave it as
his opinion we were a national organization, not merely a local one,
and it was important to have a trained successor to Mrs. Judd.
New Business: Mrs. Judd questioned the wisdom of the amendment
to Clause 9 of regulations governing the Blood Bank which provided that
after January 1, 1959, under certain conditions membership would be
$10.00 instead of $2.00. Some of the members wanted to see just how it
worked before they joined, and if they hesitated at the $2.00 fee they
certainly would not pay $10.00. Pres. Turner explained the ,purpose of
the $10.00 fee was to encourage those eligible at the start to join, and
not to permit some one to join up later when the prospect of being able
to benefit from the fund seemed imminent, and at a low entrance fee.
That was the reason in back of the increased fee, but it was up to the
Society to say whether is should be changed.
With regard to the matter of assessments, Mrs. Judd suggested that
the sum of $2.00 be charged yearly instead of making individual assess-
ments. It was necessary to go to a lot of work and expense notifying
members of the assessment, and in some cases reminding them of non-
payments, requiring a second notice.
Remarks were made by various members regarding the waiting time
required by other like Blood Banks and health insurance companies be-
fore they would be recompensed under their policy. It developed most
of them had a waiting period of thirty to ninety days.
Motion made by Mr. Keiswetter, seconded by Mr. Burns, that the
provision in Clause 9 of Blood Bank regulations, providing for an in-
crease in the fee to $10.00 be canceled. Motion carried and it was so
The merits of having an annual fee of $2.00 for participants in the
Blood Bank were discussed. It obviously did not result in any higher cost
to the members, gave assurance of keeping the minimum amount reserved
on hand, and eliminated quite some work and expense. A motion was
made by Mr. Everett, seconded by Mr. Kieswetter, that an additional
clause be added to our Blood Bank regulations to the effect that each
participant to the Bank will pay the sum of $2.00 per year. Motion car-
ried and so ordered.
Upon questioning, it was stated by Mr. Everett that this would be
effective January 1, 1960, which statement met with no objection from
Motion to adjourn was then made, and seconded. Carried and so
ordered, adjournment being at 3:40 p.m.
Francis F. Hargy, Recording Secretary
Our Secretary has a new supply of Panama Canal Society pins and
buttons at $1.25 each. Wear one or give one as a gift.
We received Mr. Harry Bortin's first progress report on the Bill
introduced by the Hon. James Roosevelt, M. C. Calf. and Congressman
Powell. The report and the Bills introduced are of special interest to
all Canal employees who had less than three years construction time. If
you are interested in helping these former employees, contact Mr. Harry
Bortin, 2801 Quebec St. N.W., Washington 8, D. C.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES
On Sunday, March 8, 1959, 58 members and guests met at the Alex-
andria Hotel in Los Angeles for the spring meeting. Officers were elected
President -....-- Virginia (Winquist) Seiler
991 Wellesley Avenue, Los Angeles
Vice-President .----_. ----Wm. G. Naylor
235 W. Greystone Avenue, Monrovia
Secretary --------- Thelma Reppe
1023 Appleton, Apt. 3, Long Beach
A mighty fine group of folks enjoyed visiting, and eating the delicious
ham dinner. Among the visitors were Mr. and Mrs. L. Stark from Colo-
rado; Mr. Raymond Zink of Los Angeles; David Smith, son of Mr. LeRoy
Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Hauss of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Mrs.
Josephine Huff of Globe, Arizona, were present.
When you read this in the June "Record" we may be having snow in
Southern California but at this writing we are having real summer weather
-and have been having beautiful weather the past month and a half:
but how welcome a rain would be!
Mr. H. H. Hammer is very ill-we miss him at the meetings. He and
Mrs. Hammer have surely worked to get the Los Angeles Society going.
Mrs. L. C. Callaway was ill, but was home from the hospital feeling
fine again when I called. L. C. Callaway, Jr. of Miami was a recent vis-
itor in Long Beach-he is with the Sala Aircraft Company.
Received word of the death of Mrs. Julia Bower (Mrs. William M.)
-her last address was Roseville, California.
Judge Carl Howe and Mrs. Howe from Sioux Falls, South Dagota,
recently visited their old time Canal Zone friends Ganny Russell in Re-
dondo Beach, California; Fred Pruner of Altadena, and Al Paulsen of
South Pasadena. Judge Howe was employed at Mt. Hope during construc-
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hoecker were in the Zone several weeks, returned
to their home in Monrovia in the latter part of March. They enjoyed a
visit with their daughter Mrs. W. R. Byrd and her family, and many old
friends-met Mrs. Schewe and Mrs. Lowande; called on Mr. George
Cotton in the hospital and his wife Emma at the home of Arthur Cotton
Mrs. Mollie Brown and her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Brown of Temple City, California, gave a buffet supper honoring
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hauss of Corpus Christi who were visiting Mrs.
Brown. Present were Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Stillwell, A. G. Berude, H. M.
Lockwood, Earl Gilbert, Hugh Thomas, Russell Scott and 2 children, Bill
Naylor, Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Martin, Mrs. Docia Hodges, Mrs. Elsie Lucas,
Mrs. Helen Deavours, and Wayne, Bill and Robby Brown.
Karl Winquist and his wife and three sons are moving to Portland,
Oregon, to make their home. Lt. and Mrs. Eugene Provost, Jr. moved
from Inglewood to 2625 Radnor Ave., Long Beach, California.
Martin and Virginia Seiler are coming to Long Beach to help the
Harry Beckmans celebrate their wedding anniversary in a few weeks -
middle of April. Also the Seilers, Jack Tonneson and Mrs. Tonneson,
Hedy Seedborg and I plan on a trip to Las Vegas the first part of May.
If we are in St. Petersburg for your June meeting, you will know that
we hit the jackpot.
Mrs. Fred R. Fitch has sold her trailer, and is leaving Monrovia to
make her home in Berkeley. She says she will miss the outdoor living, and
meeting interesting folks from all parts of the country, as she enjoyed
trailer living for 20 years, but will be near her niece and many other
members of her family. We will miss her-and wish her contentment in
her new home. Temporarily she will be with her niece, Theresa (Makel)
Turner, 2406 Virginia Street, Berkeley 9, California.
Enclosed clipping from Josephine Huff, 657 E. Kline Street, Globe,
Arizona-regarding her service in the Zone from the RECORD OF
GLOBE, ARIZ. You may be able to take excerpts from it for your column.
Mrs. Huff also advises that Dr. Nelson D. Brayton, 823 Merritt St., Miami,
Arizona, was a physician at Ancon in 1906-08, and is now in the Arizona
Also enclosed is a notice of the death of Mortimer A. Ackles, of
Santa Barbara. You might be able to use a part or all of Mr. Paulsen's
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Florence Loulan 'Mur-
phy on April 3, 1959. She lived with her daughter, Mary Ellen Gibbons,
at 10294 Priscilla St., Downey, California. She lived in Culebra and
Virginia Seiler had a newsy letter from Emily Murphy Baird of
Louisville, Kentucky, telling of some of the interesting trips she and her
husband have had, and the Zone folks they've seen in the past few years.
They were in California last October, and mentioned seeing the Engleke
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Naylor of Monrovia, leave for New York
on May 27th, where they will be joined by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harris,
who live in Knoxville, Tennessee. Both families are former Gatun resi-
dents. They will fly to Europe for a 30-day vacation.
Mr. A. E. Wood is on the Zone, visiting his daughter and son-in-law,
the Herbert Engleke family she is the former Alice Wood.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roby, of China Lake, announce the birth of a son,
Steven Michael on April 5, 1959. Mrs. Roby is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Sullivan.
Mr. and Mrs. ,T. E. Englebright have moved from Arizona to 9338
Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Clisbee are up from the Zone visiting Mr.
Clisbee's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clisbee, in Los Angeles. They will
be here a few weeks, then to Ohio, and later join other folks from the
Zone for a trip to Europe.
Thelma Reppe, Secretary
NEWS FROM THE CANAL CLUB OF HOUSTON, TEXAS
Miss Mary Orr of the C.Z. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Orr of South Houston. She will be here for the major part of her vaca-
tion. Her parents have not been too well, and are so glad to have their
children come to see them.
Mrs. M. H. Kennedy of New Orleans came to spend Easter Vacation
with her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. and Mr. A. S. Brown, in Houston.
The past month has been a sad one for our Secretary, Mrs. Bertha
Turner, as she has lost one brother and at this writing another brother
is lying very ill. She and Hugh went to Waynesboro, Miss. a few weeks
ago to attend the funeral of Mr. R. B. Jones, there. Her brother that is
now, so ill lives in Jackson, Miss. This was a large family and if this
brother passes, there will only be three of them left. Our deepest sym-
pathy and love goes out to Bertha in her loss.
We are very proud to announce that one of our members will be
installed as Worthy Matron in one of the nicest Chapters in the City of
Houston, next month. Mrs. Doris Fincher, who was initiated on the C.Z.
in Orchid Chapter about 12 yrs. ago has already attained the top of the
ladder. We extend our sincere congratulations to the family, as they are
a real loyal Masonic group. We also offer our assistance in every way.
I have heard that her Solist will be none other than our own President,
Mr. M. R. Smith.
A month or so ago, little Helen Anne McDougal had an appendec-
tomy, but is well and back in school. Her folks are busy planning their
vacations. Her Grand-pa and Grand-mother Mr. and Mrs. Louis Souder
will leave the 2nd of June for Tampa to spend 2 weeks visiting old friends.
Her Dad and Mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McDougal are planning to fly
to Jamaica for theirs, with their two daughters.
Merle Lou Souder is still in N.Y. His address is as follows:
321 E. 71st St., Apt. No. 4-D, New York, N. Y.
He would be pleased to have his friends call him when in the City.
April was a banner month for the Ellis' as Peggy's Sister, Mrs. J. I.
Paisley who recently retired after 37 years on the Mission Field of Korea,
spent the whole month in Houston. Her other sister and brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Thomas from Fayetteville, Ark. came to spend the
last week of April and take Mrs. Paisley back with them to the Ozarks
for a couple of weeks. It has been 5 years since the Three Sisters have
Milton Smith, our President, is at present in Memphis, Tenn. on a
business trip. As soon as he returns, the Club will arrange it's annual
Election Meeting. A Meeting was called for February 14th, but due to
a torrential rain, the most of the members had to stay home. The 14 that
did manage to weather the storm, had a wonderful time. But the election
was postponed till a more favorable occasion.
The Levy's are engaged in a new community endeavor, that of the
Diabetes Society of Houston. Tilly and Nate have volunteered to give
Monday to running the Office. They have become very interested in this
work as in Houston, new and wonderful methods are being tried and
much help is given those who have suffered with this malady. Our Med-
ical Center has attracted some of the most prominent Doctors and Tech-
niques in America today. Free tests are given at given periods, and the
most advanced lectures are regularly held.
Our sympathy is extended to Irene Lesser who lost her Mother since
the Record went to press the last time. She was Mrs. Emily I. Sanks, of
Baltimore, Md., and was 79 years old. Mr. Roy Leeser has been appointed
the Representative of the Potentate of Abou Saad Temple in the Houston
Area. There could be none better for the task. We wish him much success.
Bertha Turner, Secretary
Peggy Ellis, Assistant Secretary
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Greeting from in and around the "Bay Area."
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey McConaughey, who spent the holidays in the
Canal Zone with their son Dick and his family, returned to their home
in Oakland in February. While there, Harvey sojourned for a while in
Gorgas Hospital as a result of major surgery, but we are glad to report
he is now getting along nicely.
The Henry Starretts, who now live in Belfast, Maine, spent about
three weeks in San Francisco in February, visiting relatives and friends
in this area.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Newland, now of Independence, Missouri,
visited recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Irwin in San Rafael.
Mrs. Dale Ryell (nee "Bobbie" Neville) of Phoenix, Arizona, spent
an enjoyable week in March with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney
Neville, of Los Altos. The Nevilles are looking forward to the arrival
early in the summer of their other daughter, Beverly (Mrs. John Fawcett),
who with her husband and daughter Linda will be vacationing from their
home in Diablo Heights, Canal Zone.
Mrs. Nina Brown, presently visiting in Panama with Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Adler and other friends, writes that she is having a wonderful
time, and will soon be home.
Around the end of April Capt. and Mrs. Harry Bach expect to have
a brief visit with Capt. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, who will be arriving
by steamer en route from the Canal Zone to Oregon for a visit with
The Ernie Paynes and the Chester Lindgrens of Napa are happily
anticipating the arrival early in May of their sister Elvira (Mrs. John
Byrne), who will be vacationing from her duties at Gorgas Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan of Los Altos sailed on the 19th of
January on a Norwegian freighter for an extended visit with their daugh-
ter Mary (Mrs. James Young) and her husband and four children in
Los Rios, Canal Zone. They had been away from the Isthmus since 1950,
and report that they had a wonderful time visiting with old friends and
seeing all the changes that have taken place in the Canal Zone. On their
return trip they disembarked at a port in southern California and en
route north had an opportunity to visit many other relatives and friends.
On reaching Los Altos on the 5th of April they received the happy mes-
sage that a new grandson had been born that day, first child of their
daughter Alice and her husband, Mr. Earl Roby, of China Lake. Mrs.
HOW MANY DO YOU RECOGNIZE?
(see. side of page)
Left to Right
1. C.M. Lupfer
2. George Watts
3. Dr. Ohlson
4. Broadway Jones
5. Harry Greenwood
7. Tom Grimison
8. Bill Bolen
9. Red Hushing
10. Dick Davies
11. Bill Fullman
12. Howard Baxter
13. Joe Wynne
14. Jack Meehan
15. F.H. Shibley
16. Newton Becker
17. Ted Bosse
18. Paul Illwitzer
19. E.H. Parmelee
20. George Green
AGRE SOCIE -"IWBCOCK's FMAP'A CITY. MAY 14. 1933.
To the following we owe our thanks .
Mr. E. O. Lohman of California for the suggestion;
Mr. Forrest Hallett of Massachusetts for the design;
Mr. Ernest Erickson of Florida for the drawing.
It is with pleasure that the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, at the suggestion of its President, Captain
Macon A. Turner, presents its membership with this
Please put it on your car so that we will all know
each other regardless of where we are in the United
States or elsewhere.
Additional stickers may be obtained thru the Secre-
tary-Treasurer for 25 cents each.
To apply sticker, moisten glass, not the sticker.
Bill and Ann Bartholomew's grandchildren.
L. to R. Glen Bartholemew, Valerie Krueger.
Kathy Bartholomew, Marty Krueger
Home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Searcy
Sullivan left immediately to be with her daughter and has only recently
returned to her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kaufer (Mr. Kaufer retired recently) are living
temporarily in an apartment in Sunnyvale, to be near their two married
daughters, both of whom live in this area. It is probable they will decide
to locate permanently here.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wirtz, formerly of Margarita, located in Los
Altos last fall in time for their daughter Christy to enter high school.
Chris has been busy getting settled in their new home, but recently accepted
employment with the Stanford Reasearch Institute. We regret to report
that Mrs. Wirtz had to undergo major surgery some weeks ago at Palo
Alto Hospital. She is recovering slowly but steadily.
The Claude Howells are now apartment house owners in Lafayette.
They plan to occupy one of the apartments, while another is already oc-
cupied by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pearce.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Houk, Los Altos, welcomed a baby daughter re-
cently. Mrs. Houk is the former Juanita Jensen, who lived with her
parents in Balboa, and Mr. Houk is Building Editor of Sunset Magazine,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lessiack and their three children returned to
the Canal Zone on April 17th, after a very pleasant visit of six weeks
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Yoder. Mrs. Lessiack is the former
Katherine Adams. The two older children entered school in Los Altos
immediately on their arrival, and seemed to have no difficulty in adjust-
ing to their new environment.
Mrs. Wilson Kromer and Mrs. Harry Comley, who had visited for six
weeks with Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Yoder, left on the 2nd of March for Port-
land, Oregon, where they had a pleasant visit with Mrs. Ora Fisher and
Mrs. Dove Prather and other friends. While in this area they were enter-
tained by many old friends, including the Arthur Beards, George Coffeys,
Verne Mitchells, Sydney Nevilles, Harold Irwins, Harvey McConaugheys,
Wesley Hutchings', Merrill Judds, Nina Brown, Hugh Richards', and the
Jess Bergers. (Mrs. Berger is the former Evelyn Miller, who spent some
time in Panama with her parents, Bishop and Mrs. George Miller, who
were active in religious work in Central and South America, including
the Seawall Mission.)
Our summer picnic is scheduled for June 27, at Flood Park, and we
hope for a good attendance, and any former Canal Zone folks in this
area are cordially invited to come. This year we have been promised
some visitors from the Southern California Society, and are looking for-
ward to seeing all those who are able tocome.
Helen H. Yoder, Secretary-Treasurer
IN AND 'ROUND ABOUT', HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Monty, Margaret and Jane Fucik of Highland Park, Ill., children of
Peggy Reinig and Ed Fucik, spent Easter vacation with their maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reinig,-also visited friends here in Hot
Springs. They had a grand time enjoying our beautiful springtime while
it was bleak and cold up in their homeland.
The sad news came to us about the passing of Mrs. Harold Sandborn
of Checotah, Okla. She leaves her husband and six year old son,, David,
to mourn her departure.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bartholomew and Mr. Bill Burns drove over to
Checotah to offer their sympathy and consolation to their fellow neigh-
bor, formerly of Gamboa.
Mr. Donald Judson of Gatun is now up on vacation and included
Hot Springs in his itinerary. He visited his parents in Orlando, and his
brother, Dr. Walter Judson, wife and children in Indianapolis, enroute
here. We were all so very glad to see him. He is now Texas bound, where
Mrs. Judson is visiting and will join her there.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Starke, formerly of Ancon and now residing
in Arriba, Colorado came over to take some of our healthful hot water
baths, and call on former C. Z. friends. They had been to Calif. this
winter to visit their daughter before coming here,-and will depart home-
ward via Kansas to visit relatives there.
Several friends here have had word from Mr. Jos. Eckert of Dahoga,
Pa. that he will soon come to Hot Springs to visit them. We welcome' him
and hope he will like our fair city and National Park.
Mr. Heinie Hallin of Fayetteville called upon some old friends here
during our recent racing season. We hope he was lucky-if he attended
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lamb,' (Florence) left Hot Springs on March 2
to make their future home in the Northwest, near Seattle, to be near
their son, Robert Ross Jr., wife and family who reside in Mount Lake
Terrace, Wash. They sold their home here, and left, to first visit relatives
and friends in S.C., Ala. and New Orleans before heading N.W. We shall
miss Jack and Florence very much,-they were amongst the first settlers'
here from the Canal Zone. Our very best wishes go with them for happi-
ness and good health in their new home.
Mrs. Adam J. Dorn drove to Indiana to visit her home folks, stopping
in Decatur, Ill. to visit a sister, enroute.
Frances S. Dorn
A REPORT FROM SLIM AND IDA HALLETT
Jan. 4th, 6.00 A. M., temperature 100 F. So-o-o, at Bird Speed we
leave Quincy, Mass.
Jan. 6th. Hendersonville, N. C. Mrs. H. attended a birthday party for
Mrs. Marion Lewis, while I had a session with Tom Kelly, Joe Muldoon
and Ray Mitchell. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with Ed. and Bobbie
Levy. All are well.
Jan. 8th. Charleston, S. C., to visit with Army friends. Enroute we
visited with Chris and Mrs. Garlington in Newbury, S. C. We called on
Mrs. H. Westerndorf, who operates the oldest hotel in Charleston.
Jan. 10. Jacksonville, Fla. Staying with Charlie and Mrs. Hollander.
Called on Gilbert and Mrs. Owens; our neighbors in the Balboa Flats.
Also saw Ruth Van Fliet Martin, and Mr. and Mrs. James Worley. Mrs.
H. telephoned to Mrs. Merwin.
Jan. 12. On to St. Petersburg, Fla. We left with the greatest antici-
pation of pleasure at the Reunion. Arrived at the House of Hull that
afternoon. THE REUNION!!!! Well, it is impossible to adequately des-
cribe the experience. Enthusiasum and sincere heart warming greetings
from so many "relatives"!!! Never experienced so much hugging and
kissing since we played Post Office as kids. If a flock of screeching para.
queets flew thru the Soreno Hotel they would not have been heard. The
noise of friend meeting friend was wonderful music. Again, if the warmth
of that Reunion had spread out into the street, St. Pete., would not have
had its cold spell. We certainly were 10 years younger and after being
royally entertained out at least 15 pounds heavier. Such hospitality was
soul filling and tummy expanding.
What caused all this happiness? Nothing but years of association
back on the Canal Zone. Our trip was inspired by the desire to see again
the friends of younger years. To be present was an inspiration. It is
heartily recommended that all who can should attend the next annual
reunion. Years will drop off the body and you will return home with
lighter steps and with hearts that will thank the Good Lord for the privi-
lege of having worked and lived on the Canal Zone.
While staying in the Sunshine? City we drove M. A. and Janet Smith
up to Clearwater to see the Parmelees. They certainly are full of life.
Capt. Benny and Lucille took us to Tarpon Springs and we called on
Elmer Olsen and his orchids in Largo. I also had a tour of Charlie
Daniel's clover ranch.
Jan. 29. Well, it certainly was with heavy hearts that we waved good-
by to Bill and Dolly Hull, and all the other wonderful friends in St. Pete.
Stopt at Zephyrhills, Fla. and saw Bill and Della Gaines. They are work-
ing hard completing their new house. Also called on Harry and Vi Cody.
Now with Lillian and Dorothy Grey in Maitland. Visited with Lee
and Rose Koperski; the Herb Judsons; the Walter Copes, and Bill and
Kay Rohrback. Mrs. H. had a luncheon with Ruth Erbe. Later we had
dinner with Capt. Jack and Helen Miller. I took a run up to Tavares
and visited with Shirly and Pearl Stevens. "Steve" was an old pal from
the storehouse, and fishing pardner. He is recovering from a serious
Feb. 4th. Dothan, Ala., and Dr. John and Sue Odom our hosts. What
wonderful reminiscences, and hospitality.
Feb. 8th. After a visit with my cousin in Baton Rouge, La., on to
Shreveport for a long stay with our son and family. While there we cele-
brated our 44th Wedding Anniversary. I gave Mrs. H. a dress that didn't
zip up the back. Shortly after WANG Mary Ann rushed to the hos-
pital for an emergency appendix operation. We became baby sitters.
Then L. F.H. III (4 years) grew a high temperature; the baby Amy (7
months) obtained a cold, and Carol Ann (6 years) lost two jackets and
March 17th. Booneville, Ark., with Clarence and Gylar Foiles. They
are still busy in town affairs, and characteristically doing neighborly
things every day.
March 20th. Now with Blanch and Newell Shaw in Fayetteville, Ark.
Ed. Booth and Miz' Ruby Lollar came to dinner. Miz' Ruby is famous
for her son, Sherm Lollar, catcher for the Chicago White Socks, and for
her Southern Corn Bread. Instead of dropping appleseeds as Johnny did,
we left decorative tiles at every place we stopped. The Shaws also enter-
tained Eddie and Mildred Higgins, and George and Edith Engleke at
dinners for us. In making the rounds we called on Bill and Carrie Math-
ues in Springdale, and Jimmy and Lulu Mae Coman and Haleen Williams
in Bentonville. Met Mr. Marcus Gould in Rogers. He is 85 years old and
served on the Canal from 1905 to 1912.
March 23rd. Springfield, Ohio. A visit with Mrs. Clara Van, an
army friend, from Curundu Heights. While there we enjoyed a luncheon
with Mrs. Lil Thompson, another pal from the storehouse days. She lives
March 25th. Lima, Ohio, with Marshall and Anne Benninger. Both
are well and in good spirits.
March 28th. Our daughter's home in Alliance, Ohio. Per schedule
she and her husband took off for a 2-week's vacation in Florida. We went
on duty again as baby-sitters with their brood; ages 6, 11 and 12 years.
Ubber, ubber, the youth we regained at the Reunion is gone. There must
be some kind of a cereal, tranquilizer, injection or even a TV program
to force small fry to just sit. Bribes didn't last long enough.
APRIL 14th. HOME!!! A total of 6,727 miles, and I have saddle
sores. So many friends, the welcome mat out everywhere. Thanks to all
of you wonderful people. God willing we will meet again.
I leave my heart- at least a part wherever I may go,
To spend some liesure time with folks who are so good to know.
Because they are so friendly and so wonderful to me
And I appreciate so much their hospitality.
It is time for friendliness that sometimes is so rare,
As people do not always try to show how much they care.
And as they are so kind to me I feel when I depart
I love them and I surely leave a portion of my heart.
(A Portrait by James Metcalf)
We feel the same way.
Slim Hallett and Ida
NEWS FROM THE SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
The folded hills of the Ozarks are once again resplendent in the new
green finery of Spring, the marvel and wonder of Creation, as each tiny
seed reaches to the Source for the elements needful to fulfill the purpose
for which it was designed or destined.
Recognizing the authority and burden of office ahemm!), the first
stop on our recent news-gathering trip was at the home of our President,
Earnest Williams and wife Haleen in Bentonville. We found them resting
from their labor of a major re-modeling project in their already beauti-
ful "BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN" abode. And ready for a trip
to Anyplace, U.S.A., highly recommended as a cure for Spring Fever.
Date of return uncertain, so annual Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June
14th in Springdale. Please note change of date. No one home at the
Coman residence but neighbors Edith and George Engelke told of hur-
ried trip by Lula Mae Coman and sister Mattie MacAuley to Denver, Col-
orado to care for family of Capt. Coman, Jr. while Frances Davenport
Coman hastened to the bedside of her ailing father in North Carolina.
The Engelkes were planning a trip to California to witness the conferring
of Doctorate degree on son John and Masters degree on his wife Christine.
John has accepted a position in California in field of Chemical Research.
Paul Engelke has received his Masters degree in Business Administration
and is now working out of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
In Rogers, we found the Bill Kellers (Alice) home from a recent
week-long visit in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oil Capital of the World, where they
took in some shows, shopping and sight seeing. Their 2nd 5 year Plan
for beautification of home and grounds is now in blue-print stage and
they're having fun doing it. The Lynn Cooks (Maude) have been, still
are and ever will be busy with their home and hobbies. Maude's indoor
greenhouse of plants is really something to write about, only space will
not permit. We found Mr. Marcus Gould, a Roosevelt Medal man just a
little lonely these days due to loss of hearing. The Tom Mocks (Mina)
have moved their trailer from Prairie Grove to Eureka Springs where it
is now parked close to Mocking Bird Studio, home of his sister Bird.
In Springdale, the Bill Mathues (Carrie) and Marionne Campbell
have been busy moving Marionne just around the corner from the Mathues
and entertaining the C. M. Andersons of Swope, Va. Mr. Anderson was
with the National City Bank in Panama before his retirement. Other visi-
tors were Carrie's sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Earlin
of Haddonfield, N. J. Also the Ray Shueys stopped by on their annual
visit to his mother in Neosho, Mo.
The Walter Wiemans (Bates) and her sister Mrs. Nannie I. Brown
enjoyed a trip to Houston to visit the late Walter Brown's sister Mrs.
Minnie Danielson and other CZ folk down there. Nannie announced the
arrival of her 16th great grandchild and 5th child, a red-haired daughter
born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collins, (Andrea Lee Whitlock) of St.
Louis, Mo. Recent visitors to the hill-top home of the Wiemans are Roy
and Ann Lattin of Balboa on States vacation, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Coy-
coult of Arnold, Mo. Mrs. Coycoult (Jackie) is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Schmidt formerly of Pedro Miguel. Mrs. Fred Yaeger of Bal-
boa, daughter of Mrs. Cecil Lowe arrived this morning for a Spring vaca-
tion with her relatives, Wiemans, Crooks and Nannie Brown. The Homer
Crooks of Township Road were hosts to Mike and Marguerite Crooks on
their way from California to Florida in the interest of their property
close to the proposed new Freeway in Miami.
We are all bursting with joy in the progress of manly young David
with his 'cello and his sister, young ladyish Elizabeth with her violin,
children of Theo and Hienie Hallin, as they perform in the University
Youth Orchestra. Our friendly neighbor, Ed Booth is home from several
short trips in and around Louisiana attending Grand Chapter meetings
of O.E.S. of which he is a Past Grand Patron. The Ed Higgins (Mildred)
are happy to have Mildred's mother, Cora Makibbin of Chattanooga,
Tenn. and brother Henry Makibbin of Balboa here for a visit. We are
hoping to persuade Cora to make her home in Fayetteville. 'Twould save
a lot of bus fare and greatly please six interesting grandchildren.
We were pleased to have Billie and Grover Bohan overnight with us
recently. They had been to the Reunion in January, out to California in
February and on their way home to Jonesboro, Arkansas early in March.
Shortly after reaching home Billie suffered a broken knee-cap in a car
accident with a truck that failed to signal a left turn. From all reports,
the ankle to thigh plaster cast has not diminished her activities. Our next
visitors were Ida and L. F. (Slim) Hallett of No. Quincy, Mass. They,
too, had attended the Reunion, spent the winter with son Bud in Shreve-
port, La. stopped with the C. Foiles of Boonville, Ark. and from here
went to Alliance, Ohio to baby-sit for daughter Marjorie's children for a
couple of weeks. Slim's interest in ceramics prompted him to set up
shop in front of the big window overlooking Tranquil Acres and und r
the curious gaze of ewe and ewe and ewe. He painted tiles of all types
'of designs, humor and halo. We also had husband Newell's sister Jane
and John Whitfield of Los Angeles. Many readers will remember Jane
when she visited us in Pedro Miguel. Other callers were the Leonard
Starkes of Denver, Colorado. They were returning home from a trip in-
cluding California, Texas and Hot Springs, Ark. Leonard is President of
the Panama Canal Society of Colorado. We enjoyed Esther and Fred
Hodges of Diablo Heights who were in the Ozarks for a "look-see" before
returning to the Zone for a last two-year hitch in which to make the great
decision that has faced many of us "Where shall we live after retirement."
Come and join us folk.
Our loving thoughts and sympathy to Phyllis Schjeveland in the
passing of her beloved husband, Rev. Christy Schjeveland in Maine. Christy
was pastor of the Pedro Miguel Union Church for ten years. To know
Christy was to be cheered of what ailed you at the moment. In memory,
I was back in Sunday School and heard Christy say "Don't forget to re-
member"-some forthcoming event and always the children, who adored
him, would respond with glee as only children can to a beloved teacher.
Truly, the inspired thoughts of NOW create a memorable Past and invite
a glorious Future.
Now y'all "Don't forget to remember" to come to the annual picnic,
Sunday, June 14th in Springdale. -- Blanche E. Shaw
NEWS FROM MIAMI
The Panama Canal Society of Southeast Florida held the first picnic
of 1959 at the Rock Shelter in Matheson Hammock on April 19th. After
a bountiful buffet lunch the Meeting was called to order by the Vice
President, Curtis Bliss. The President, Mr. Dan Jones, is in North Shore
Hospital where he has undergone surgery. Mr. Bliss introduced Dr. and
Mrs. Harry Eno of Colon who went to Panama in 1905 intending to stay
six months and have remained there more than fifty years. Dr. and Mrs.
Eno are spending a few weeks at their States home in Coral Gables.
Mr. Bliss requested all present to introduce themselves and state
their service dates on the Canal, their Division, and the town in which
The main order of business was the election of officers for 1959 as
President ......-.------. -. Mr. Curtis Bliss
Vice President ----W. C. Smith
Treasurer -- A. G. Dunham
Recording Secretary --Mrs. W. C. Smith
Reporter ----- Mrs. I. W. Metzger
Program Director ..-----------. Mrs. Curtis Bliss
Anyone who needs transportation to the Picnics is asked to contact
one of the above officers. Mr. W. Baldwin of 3301 East 1st St., Hialeah,
volunteered transportation for anyone in his area.
At our next there will be a display of Construction Day pictures and
a contest to see who can recognize the most. Covered dish picnic lunch
will be at one o'clock at the Rock Shelter in Matheson Hammock. The
dates of Picnics -
June 21 August 23 October 18
Dr. Eno gave a very interesting report on the current revolution in
Panama He said he could recall ten revolutions during his years in
Panama. The recent outbreak was apparently led by 10 or 15 rebels and
is due to political unrest. Two policemen were killed, others wounded
and there has been fighting in several outlying provinces. In Dr. Eno's
opinion the present government is one of the best that Panama has ever
Dr. Eno also gave an interesting account of the week-long Roosevelt
Centennial held last November. Everyone enjoyed both these excellent
first-hand reports from Panama.
Just prior to the picnic lunch on April 19th, Mrs. W. C. Smith who
was helping with the preparations, had the misfortune to fall on the pave-
ment and break her arm at the wrist. She was taken to Doctor's Hospital
where she remained until Monday. It was a bad break and she will carry
her right arm in a cast for many days.
Reported ill at her home was Mrs. Antonio Fernandez who lives at
1041 N.W. Little River Dr.
Mr. John L. Latimer is at home and recuperating after several months
in the hospital.
Mrs. Eleanor Parker entered Victoria Hospital on April 27th for
It is reported that Mr. Louis Somers has been ill in Mercy Hospital.
The Del Rubio Triplets-better known in Panama and Canal Zone
as the Boyd Triplets, and who are now in the entertainment world-spent
most of the winter in Miami. They appeared in many of the big hotels
on Miami Beach and also in the Latin Quarters. While here they were
entertained by Billie (Bowen) Martin and among the guests from the
Zone were their former girl-hood friends, Jeanie (Rocker) Allen and
Grace (Schack) Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Aram Hatch are returning to their home in Vermont
on May 16. They will spend a few days enroute with their son, Harry,
and his family in New York.
Capt. and Mrs. Van Sicklen of New York were guests for a few days
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Allen in South Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. Lin Hall (nee' Jackie Bowen) and their three daughters
have moved from Atlanta, Ga. to New York and the first of June will
move into their own new home at Huntington, Long Island, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardy Jr. are the parents of a son, their first
child, born on Good Friday in Miami. The baby has been named Law-
rence Lee. Mr. "Chuck" Hardy is a Navy Air Mechanic now stationed
at Barber's Point, Hawaii. His wife and little son are presently with the
proud grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardy Sr. of Miami. Mrs.
Hardy Jr. will join her husband in Hawaii as soon as the baby is old
enough to travel.
Mrs. R. A. Koperski, who spent six months with her son, Robert, and
family, left by train for California on Palm Sunday. She was delayed in
Denver for fifteen hours by a blizzard.
Mr. O. J. Ridenour (Rt. 2, Box 470, Miami) had the misfortune to
break his hip and arm when he fell on slippery pavement in his yard.
He was employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1907-1908.
Mrs. Tom McLeod passed away at her home in Sylvester, Georgia,
on March 23rd. She was a former resident of the Canal Zone. Mr. and
Mrs. Rudolph Melanson of Miami drove up to attend the funeral of her
sister and remained in Sylvester for several weeks. Also attending the
funeral was another sister, Mrs. Herbert L. Staples and her husband of
Louisville, Kentucky. Enroute home the Staples had a serious automobile
accident. The car was wrecked and altho Mrs. Staples was suffering with
painful back injuries they managed to finish the journey home in a bus.
Mrs. Selma Wainio, who has spent the past four months visiting her
children in Panama, is returning to Miami this week. She makes her home
with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph D. Melanson
of Miami Shores. Returning with her are her son, Jimmie, his wife and
-family who will be the guests of the Melansons for a few days before
leaving for a few weeks vacation in Redding, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. James Tepley of Hopkins, Minnesota spent several
weeks in March visiting her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
ward R. Japs of Miami. Also visiting the Japs recently were Mr. and Mrs.
Leo. B. Clements of Lutz, Florida and Mrs. Pearl Stevens and her sister
Mrs. Beulah Propst of Tavares.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph D. Melanson will have as their guests in June,
Capt. and Mrs. Wesley Anderson of Ormond Beach. Miss Joan Anderson
is a sophomore at the U. of Miami and will accompany her parents on
their trip home.
Marvel Iglesias (Mrs. A. L.) of San Bias is arriving in May with
an Indian girl in the San Bias native costume to attend the Southern
Baptist Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. While in Miami they will be
guests of Dr. and Mrs. D. F. Reeder at the Robert Clay Hotel.
Tom and Marilyn (Metzger) Marsh with Billie Ruth and Edythe
Susan are flying to Miami on May 24th to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
I. W. Metzger. They will take delivery on a new station wagon here and
drive to Riverside, California to visit Tom's mother and sisters. They
also plan to visit friends in northern California and Virginia before go-
ing to New York to board a P.R.R. ship for the return trip to Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Paddock were guests for several days in March
of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Skinner in Miami. The Paddocks were enroute
to their new home in St. Petersburg. Mr. Paddock will be retired from
his work in the Canal Zone during the coming summer.
News items for the Canal Record from "in and around Miami" will
be gladly received by telephone at Highland 6-2729 or by mail at 2500
Swanson Ave., Miami 33.
Ruth Metzger, Reporter
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
The first meeting of 1959 of the Panama Canal Society of Western
North Carolina was held on March 6th. Thirty-one members and one
visitor were present. The visitor, Mrs. Tracy Page of Minneapolis, Minn.,
sister-in-law of Mrs. S. R. Hiter. We met at "Tingles Too'" restaurant in
Asheville, N. C. Plans were made for the summer activities. Mrs. George
Ward gave a very interesting account of "Our Trip Abroad" and Mrs. W.
A. Patterson told of "Our Recent Visit to the Canal Zone."
Barbara and Tom Coleman had as their house guests, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Reif, formerly of Balboa. Mr. Reif recently retired and they are
enroute to visit their son, Walter, and family in St. Louis, Missouri, and
daughter Betty and family in Omaha, Nebraska. They also had a very
pleasant surprise when Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gornick and son, Jimmy, ar-
rived. Mrs. Gornick is Barbara's niece whom she had not seen since 1947.
Mildred and Wendell Greene have driven to Newbury, S. C. to visit
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Garlington, and the four of them are going to visit
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Myrick in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hicks of Canton, Ohio, parents of Bobbi Levy,
are here for a visit, and Bobbi and Ed are so happy that North Carolina
is so beautiful to welcome them.
Rose and Johnny Johnston recently drove to College Park, Maryland,
to attend the wedding of the daughter (Pat) of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Connors of New York, formerly of Panama City, R.P. They were very
fortunate to be in Washington, D. C. enroute home, when the Cherry blos-
soms were at their peak. They also have enjoyed the visit of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Reif of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelley recently returned from a visit with their
son, Tom, and daughters Margie and Pat. Tom is in Washington, D. C.,
Margie and husband are in Falls Church, Virginia, and Pat and husband
are in College Park, Maryland. It is so nice they are all so close. Mrs.
Kelley's mother, Emma Lucky, accompanied them. While there, they
visited Mrs. Helen Anastoos and Mrs. Parmeeter.
Marion and 'D)uke" Lewis recently visited their son Alan, in Norfolk,
Virginia and are the envy of all of us, as they had the pleasure of an es-
corted tour of the Nautilus. They also visited their niece, Anne Tillman
(daughter of George W. Greene) at Camp Lejuene. They are very happy
to have son Alan at home, at present, for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiter are leaving in a few days for their camp in the
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Brooks left Arden in March to make their home
in Falmouth, Mass and are very happy to be near their daughters.
Margaret and Ross Hallowell drove to New York the middle of
March to meet son, Freeland, and wife, Mary, and Freeland, Jr. who were
arriving from the Canal Zone. They spent the week end in Delaware with
Ross's brother, Marion and wife, then back to Hendersonville. On April
1, Freeland and family drove to the West Coast to visit Mary's parents
and other relatives, returning here about April 21. They will all leave
on May 4th, stopping in Delaware, then to New York, where Freeland,
Mary, and Freeland, Jr. will sail for home. On May 8, Margaret and
Ross are returning home again.
Mr. John Crawford, formerly of Margarita, now of Greenville, S.C.,
recently underwent a serious operation but is now at home. The Craw-
fords are frequent visitors of Betty and Fred O'Rourke.
We are all hoping many of you will pass this way this summer.
NEW YORK SOCIETY OF THE PANAMA CANAL
The New York Society of the Panama Canal held its 35th annual
Reunion on Saturday, May 2nd, with a luncheon at the National Repub-
lican Club. Colonel Ralph H. Sartor, presided. The ladies of the Auxil-
iary joined the men for the speaking program following their separate
luncheon at the same Club.
Communication was read from Colonel George R. Goethals, Las
Cruces, New Mexico, expressing his regret that he would be unable to be
present and extending regards to his old friends; also a letter from Matt
Follman, Cincinnati, Ohio. Matt fell and broke his hip last October but
is now progressing satisfactorily.
A letter was read from Governor Maurice H. Thatcher dated Febru-
ary 21, 1959, stating that Mrs. Thatcher and he were saddened and grieved
to learn of the death of Major Hebard, and enclosed copy of a Resolu-
tion adopted by the Executive Committee of the Washington Society con-
cerning the death of Major Hebard.
Bill Russell spoke of the distinguished services rendered by Major
Hebard in the building of the Panama Canal and in many outstanding
engineering projects in other Latin-American countries, and of his faith-
ful service as President of the New York Society. At the conclusion of
Mr. Russell's talk a Resolution was adopted by the Society to be spread
on the minutes, and a copy transmitted to Mrs. Hebard and her family.
Ralph Sartor eulogized Thomas H. Rossbottom and Colonel H. W.
Durham, both charter members of the Society, who died during the past
Obituary of Major Hebard published in the Reporter Dispatch of
White Plains, N.Y., on February 6, 1959, and printed in the Congressional
Record on March 20, 1959, at the request of Senator Martin of Pennsyl-
vania, was read to the members.
Walter G. Ross of Washington was present and invited members of
the New York Society to the annual Reunion of the Washington Society
to be held at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel on May 16th.
Earl Harding, author of a new book just published entitled -
"The Untold Story of Panama", made a brief address.
Mr. Harry Bortin of Washington, D.C., spoke in regards to H.R. 5940,
which provide for annuities to Roosevelt Medal Holders with less than
three years of service. The merits of HR-5940 and HR-3471 were dis-
cussed and a Resolution was adopted in faror of HR-5940.
For the year 1959, the following were elected:
President _-------- .Ralph H. Sartor
Vice-President -..----.._. Dr. Edward I. Salisbury
Secretary-Treasurer ------_John J. Fitzpatrick
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William E. Russell Maurice B. DePutron
James T. Eason Frank H. Moore
The death of the following members during.the past year was announced.
Roy W. Hebard ---- Feb. 5/59, White Plains, N. Y.
Albert Horle ----Mar. '59, Winchester, Mass.
Col. H. W. Durham.------.... -. Mar. 24/59, Sandwich, Mass.
W. H. Campbell Feb. '59, New York City.
Thos. H. Rossbottom Apr. 18/59, Riverside, Conn.
William H. Crook .. Apr. '59, Garwood, N. J.
John J. Fitzpatrick, Secretary-Treasurer
Resolution Adopted by the New York Society
WHEREAS our beloved President, Major Roy W. Hebard, passed
to the Great Beyond on February 5, 1959 at his home in White Plains,
New York, and
WHEREAS he had rendered distinguished services in the building
of the Panama Canal and in many outstanding engineering projects in
other Latin-American countries, and
WHEREAS he had won the respect, esteem, admiration and affection
of his associates and his host of friends, and
WHEREAS his warm human qualities, rare talents and strength of
character have created for him a unique position in the hearts of all who
were privileged to know him, and
WHEREAS the members of the New York Society of the Panama
Canal deeply mourn his passing and desire herein to record their appre-
ciation of his faithful services as their President for many years,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we do hereby express
to the beloved and devoted family of Major Roy W. Hebard our sincere
sympathy and heartfelt condolence, and be it further
RESOLVED that a copy of these RESOLUTIONS be spread on the
minutes of this Society and that a copy be transmitted by the Secreary
to Mrs. Hebard and her family.
John J. Fitzpatrick,
Dated: May 2, 1959 Secretary
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF CHICAGO
The 36th annaul reunion of the Panama Canal Society of Chicago
was held in the banquet room of the Lawson YMCA in Chicago on Sat-
urday evening, May 2, 1959.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Frank S. Wichman ----- -- President
Frank T. Clark ... Vice-President
Edward J. Vogel .........--- Secretary-Treasurer
Dinner was served to 41 members and guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Wichman, Mr. Vogel, Miss Gladys Fleming and Miss
Florence Dildine reported on their experiences in attending the Theodore
Roosevelt Centennial celebration in the Canal Zone in November 1958.
Mr. Maurice W. Fox gave an interesting account of the trip that he
and Mrs. Fox recently made to Japan.
The death of the following members was announced and a tribute
of one minute's silence was paid to their memory:
Mr. C. M. Sundstrom, October 31, 1957
Mrs. Phebe Murray, June 15, 1958
Mrs. J. L. Keer, June 30, 1958
Attending a Chicago Panama Society meeting for the first time were
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Heater, of Lombard, Illinois. Mr. Heater was
called upon for a few remarks, and he stated that he was one of the
first group that were appointed by the War Department for Panama Canal
service and that he arrived in Panama early in 1904. But that he had
been unaware that a Panama Canal Society existed in Chicago, until he
read a newspaper account referring to the Society in November 1958;
and that not until he then contacted the President of the Chicago Society
had he ever heard of the annuity which Congress awarded the U. S, em-
ployes who served three or more years in the Canal Zone during the con-
struction period. He says he quit Panama some time during the first half
of 1907, but is uncertain of the date, and he has written to the proper
authorities for his service record. Incidently, he started the first personnel
files for American employes on the Isthmus.
Mr. Harley L. Stuntz, who this year relinquished the office of Secre-
tary-Treasurer of the Panama Canal Society of Chicago after serving 29
years as such, was unable to attend this meeting, due to his present state
of health. Mr. Stuntz is now 93 years old, and he and Mrs. Stuntz entered
the Burnside Rest Home, 9435 South Langley Avenue, Chicago 19, last
Another old-timer, G. E. Duckworth, who attended the Chicago meet-
ings regularly for many years, could not make it this year. He is in a
nursing home in Huntsville, Ohio.
The Secretary read letters from the following members, who ex-
pressed regret that they could not be present:
Frank E. Greene, W. R. McCann, Walter T. Haynie, Mrs. J. O. Tay-
lor, Dr. H. E. Mullen, C. M. Bullard, Ralph Cutler, Fred D. Sprecken,
Stephen Sholtes, Mrs. Walter Bedell, Mrs. A. A. Greenman, C. W. Dilfill,
Mrs. E. E. Lee, Chevis P. Dungan and Mrs. Ethel M. Kilburn.
Edward J. Vogel, Secretary-Treasurer
NEWS FROM ORLANDO
A gala event for the Orlando-Winter Park Canal Zone group was
the celebration of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. G.
Edgar Murphy, of Winter Park, on February 20. Open House, held at
the home of Mrs. C. H. Overly, of Winter Park, was attended by a large
number of friends and neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were presented
with a Treasure Chest of fifty silver dollars wrapped in gold foil.
The centerpiece of the beautifully appointed table was a three-tier
wedding cake which was flanked by yellow tapers in silver candelabra.
Refreshments of sandwiches, coffee and champagne punch were served.
Mrs. Overly was assisted by Mrs. A. H. Mohr, Mrs. V. D. Calloway,
Mrs. Herbert R. Judson, Mrs. Edward Van Zante and Mrs. Ernst A. Erbe.
Mrs. Chester C. McCabe, formerly Mary Lou Mohr, visited her mother
Mrs. Alfred H. Mohr of Orlando, for a week in April. The McCabes are
building their new home in Wilmington, Delaware, where Mr. McCabe is a
physicist with the DuPont Corp. Florida looked good to Mary Lou after
the severe winter up North.
Mrs. John H. Miller entertained a large number of her friends with
a buffet supper honoring her husband's birthday, and as usual a wonder-
ful time was had by all.
Mrs. Branca Chase of Chappaqua, N. Y. was the house guest of her
cousin Mrs. Giorgia Blessing. During the three weeks visit in Orlando
they toured South Florida stopping and seeing Sarasota, Miami and Key
Mrs. George E. Matthew, of Apalachicola, Florida, was a visitor in
Orlando for several days in April. Mrs. Matthew was a delegate to the
first annual Florida Conference of the American Red Cross, and was the
guest of Mrs. Ernst A. Erbe while in Orlando.
Mrs. Giorgia Blessing entertained a number of friends with a supper
honoring Mrs. Clarence Sibus and Mrs. Delmore Whitver on their birth-
Richard Koperski flew from Panama to spend Thanksgiving with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Koperski. They all flew to Omaha, Nebr. to
spend Christmas with Col. and Mrs. Taylor and family. While in Omaha,
they were lucky enough to go through The Strategic Air Command Hdqts.,
which was breath taking; they also visited Boy's Town. Mr. Koperski
then went to Calif. where he saw many friends from the Canal Zone, then
flew back to Orlando with his mother Mrs. J. I. Koperski, almost 90
years old and her first flight.
-R. L. Wilhite
Mr. Thatcher calls attention to H.R. 3471, recently introduced in the
House by Representative Foley of Maryland. If it is enacted as drafted,
the beneficiaries, therein named, will draw annuities from May 29, 1944,
the date of the original C.Z.C. Act.
ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Grover and Billie Bohan have returned to their home in Jonesboro,
Arkansas, after a two months trip to the West Coast, following their visit
to Florida for the reunion. They visited with Earle Jr. in San Diego and
saw many friends on the West Coast.
James W. Henry of Williamstown, Vermont, writes they have
had a cold and snow bound winter but by March 5th they were making
Mr and Mrs. Ernest Behlen of Asheville, North Carolina, accom-
panied by Mr. and Mrs. Wacmuths, sister and brother-in-law of Mrs.
Behlen, were visitors in St. Petersburg and other parts of Florida late
Nancy Jane Koch, who has been with the U.S. Embassy in Barcelona,
Spain, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Reva Stark of St. Petersburg,
Florida. Her next assignment will be in Lima, Peru.
Capt. and Mrs. W. W. Reid are in their new home at 1219 Aduana
Ave., Coral Gables, Florida. They hope any of their friends who happen
to be in that area, will stop for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Sampsell of Frederick, Maryland, and their
daughter, Mrs. Melton B. Smith, (Anna May) of Glen Burnie, Maryland,
toured Florida in March and attended our March meeting. All their
friends enjoyed their visit and hope they will come back again.
Mr. E. H. Parmelee of Clearwater, Florida, celebrated his 81st birth-
day on March 1st, 1959.
Mr. W. E. Burwell of Wellston, Ohio, celebrated his 89th birthday on
March 19th. Our congratulations to Mr. Parmelee and to Mr. Burwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. K. Esler of St. Petersburg Beach, had as guests dur-
ing March, Mrs. Esler's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Erma and Ray Forbes have been spending the winter in Tucson, Ari-
zona. Their daughter, Joan, lives in Tucson and her husband is in the
Air Force. They have a little girl, two years old. Jimmy Forbes will get
his Masters degree in Business Administration, in June, at Harvard. Erma
and Ray recently enjoyed a two weeks trip to California where they saw
many of their old friends.
Melville and Ruth Alexander spent the Christmas and New Years
holidays at Montego Bay, Jamaica, with Milo and Lois and their three
children. The Jack Johnsons from the Zone and Jack Jr. and Jenny John-
son from Maryland joined them there for a wonderful Christmas. The
Alexander's other son, Danny and wife Trudy, and three year old Kay-
leen, live in Houston, Texas, where Dan has a good job with South West-
ern Bell Telephone Company.
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin, who was seriously injured when she was hit
by a cab as she was leaving the World's Fair in Brussells last fall, is now
able to get about on crutches. She is with her daughter and son-in-law
at 1245 Leonard Ave., Pasadena 8, California.
Ethel and Conrad Dodson have grown very fond of the Piedmont
section in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. "Dodson's Hide-
away", the name of their little home, is nestled in a pretty valley. They
would love to see any old friends who may pass that way.
Mrs. Herbert Berger of Chula Vista, California, had two bad falls
in September and November, pulling the ligaments in her left arm caus-
ing her much discomfort. She sends best wishes to all friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kleefkens who have been in Europe for many
months, will'return to their home in Tampa, Florida, early in May.
Col. and Mrs. Dan E. Wright went to the Canal Zone in June 1904.
Over the years, they collected many interesting souvenirs which Mrs.
Wright has now donated to the Canal Zone Library Museum. Among
articles donated was a silver'bon-bon dish believed to have belonged to
the De Lesseps household, a formal gown which Mrs. Wright wore at a
Tivoli Ball in the early 1900's, a Panama Railroad Spike made into a
letter opener, and several favors from early day parties.
Capt. and Mrs. William Will came down from New York to spend
Easter week at their home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
After a long stay in Samolia, East Africa and visits to many other
interesting parts of the World, Martin and Virginia Seiler are now busy
remodeling and painting their home in Los Angeles, Calif. Virginia has
been elected the new President of Panama Canal Society of Los Angeles.
Billie and Grover Bohan had an automobile accident on their way
to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Grover escaped with a bruised right knee
but Billie has a cast on her left leg for two fractures of the knee cap.
The car was badly wrecked.
Mr. and Mrs. Christian Simonsen of Andheim, Calif. have returned
to their home after a ten thousand mile trip to the East. They were glad
to get back to sunny California from the wintry East.
Enio and Alice Lindstrom of Walnut Creek, Calif. report all is well
with them. Enio is working in a local cannery and their daughter, Jane, is
working with a brokerage firm in Oakland. They send best regards to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Sundquist of Lake Jackson, Texas, have
returned to their home following a trip to Finland.
Fred Bowser, former Editor of the Panama American, has retired as
Chief of the Foreign Aid Branch of USARCARIB. Mr. Bowser arrived
in Panama in March 1928 and in addition to his five years as Editor, he
has had 19 years Military service in the Army and Navy and his present
rank is Commander in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowser will live in New Orleans at 1809 South Carrol-
Friends of Jules Dubois will be interested to know that on,April 6th
Bobbs Merrill is releasing Jule's book, "Fidel Castro: Rebel, Liberator
Mrs. B. E. Balduf is leaving St. Petersburg in June to make her home
with her daughter and family in Illinois. Her new address will be c/o
Mrs. W. W. Barry, 2118 Oaklawn Ave., Rockford, Illinois.
Mrs. Ethel L. Fenton of Ames,,Iowa, has returned to her home after
ten months spent in California. We were sorry to hear that Mrs. Fonton's
son-in-law (Marie's husband) died last May.
Mrs. Ruth K. Bigelow writes that Henry left for a three month cruise
in European waters. Daughter Sally finished High School and enlisted
in the Waves. She is at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, as
a Hospital apprentice.
The Department of State has announced the awarding of a grant to
Miss Dorothy Y. Judd, of 981/2 Main St., Andover, Mass. where she is a
member of the faculty of Abbot Academy. She will attend the Summer
Seminar for American Teachers of Spanish at the Institute Card y Cuervo
in Bogota, Columbia.
This award is one of approximately 400 grants to teaching and parti-
cipation in summer seminars abroad included in the Department's Inter-
national Educational Exchange Program for the academic year 1959-60.
As provided by the Fulbright Act, all candidates are selected by the Board
of Foreign Scholarships, the members of which are appointed by the
President. Teachers are recommended for the Board's consideration by
the United States Office of Education, which has been designated to re-
ceive and review the applications of candidates in this category.
The funds used for carrying out the program under the Fulbright
Act are certain foreign currencies or credits owed to or owned by the
United States. Under executive agreements with foreign governments,
programs involving American teachers are currently in effect in twenty-
Miss Judd is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. B. C. Judd of St. Pgters-
Mrs. Sam Grier of Clearwater, Florida, flew to the Canal Zone on
April 5th for a visit with her son, Bob, and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Grier had been in Florida for some time and they all flew back to-gether.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Paddock who left the Canal Zone, recently, are
now nicely settled in their new home in the Meadow Lawn section of St.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack F. Bailey of Balboa, C.Z. celebrated their Silver
Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, February 28th. Our congratulations
to Mr. and Mrs. Bailey.
Capt. Miles E. McLeod of Phoenix, Arizona, has had a painful bout
with shingles but is now on the mend. Mrs. McLoed had to return to the
hospital for awhile but is now at home again.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeland Hollowell of Balboa, have been visiting his
parents in Hendersonville, North Carolina and with Mary's folks in Cali-
fornia. They plan to return to North Carolina, then to New York to catch
the boat for the Zone. Ross and Margaret plan to accompany them to
Mrs. Mary B. Davies, long time resident of the Zone, and Santa Clara,
R.P., is now making her home in St. Petersburg at 16881/2 20th Ave. No.
Mrs. Alice Strauss, who spent a long time in the hospital with a
fractured left leg, is now at the home of her daughter and gets around
with the aid of a walker. She has to wear a brace on her leg.
Cards or letters will reach her addressed to Mrs. John R. Strauss,
c/o Brig. Gen. Gerald S. Mickle, Route 1, Box 143E, Fairhope, Alabama.
The film rights on the book "Make The Dirt Fly" have been sold. The
book was written by 'Mrs. Rose Van Hardeveld, a long time resident of
the Canal Zone.
Col. Clark B. Meador arrived on the Zone to assume the duties as
Director of Gorgas Hospital. Col. Meador served a previous tour of duty
at Gorgas Hospital between 1949 and 1951, when he took a year of his
Senior Residency in Internal Medicine, and then served a year as a
member of the Medical Service staff. Col. Meador succeeds Col. Thomas
C. Faison, who is now Canal Zone Health Director.
Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 1959 friends gathered at the home
of the R. G. Lewis' (Glen and May) in Cerro Punto, Chiriqui, Republic
of Panama, for a visit with your Secretary-Treasurer, Lucille Judd, via
As you know, Glen and May are "Ham Radio" folks and do so much
good in sending and receiving messages. Their call Letters are-HP3RL.
At their home were Lydia Shannon, Rosemary Thelamark and others
whose voices entered into the conversation now and then.
Glen and May expect to arrive in Miami around the second of May,
purchase an outfitted Volkswagen take a trip down the Keys and then
come up our way between the 10th and 15th of May.
They were most particular in sending their love and best wishes to
Mrs. Mary Love, who has been so very ill in the hospital, but is now
home and doing nicely -in fact she has gained nine pounds, for Mary
that is truly wonderful.
The Lewis' hope to continue on their way to Fairbanks, Alaska, visit-
ing along the way with their many friends.
Their call was picked up by Mr. Richard H. Feltner of 6720 14th
Street North, here in St. Petersburg, whose call letters are W4ZTC. He
and Mrs. Feltner and their lovely family were most gracious when -I
called to thank them for being so kind to us.
I had the pleasure of seeing their hobby room and all its equipment,
it was most compact and interesting.
Thanks again, Mr. Feltner. Lucille Judd
Mr. and Mrs. Bayliss Johnson, of Indianapolis, were recent visitors
in St. Petersburg. Mr. Johnson is with the Railroad in Indiana and has
three more years until retirement. They hope to make the 1960 reunion.
Tom Jordan reports that they are now back in their home in Alfred,
Maine and that Laura shows some improvement. This is wonderful news
to all their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Askew, formerly of Gamboa, C.Z., are now living
in Venezuela and like it fine. They would be pleased to hear from all
old friends of Panama days. c/o Orinoco Mining Company (River De-
partment), Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.
Mrs. Grace T. Butler recently retired from a position with the District
of Columbia and is now living at 2704 North Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks,
Florida. Mrs. Butler is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Thatcher of
Washington, D. C.
Corinne and Francis Feeney of St. Petersburg, are off on a few
months trip to Arizona and California, stopping to see friends along
Mrs. C. R. Jones of Balboa, C.Z. flew into St. Petersburg for a short
visit. Hattie was enroute to the Canal Zone after spending three weeks
with her daughter, Mrs. John Hey, in Florissant, Missouri.
Peter Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer Smith of Balboa, C.Z.,
received his certificate as an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held in
Cristobal on February 26, 1959.
Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of Rock Stream, New York, arrived home
safely, after spending the winter in St. Petersburg. Enroute home, they
stopped for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Barker in Silver Spring,
Maryland. The Johnson's son, lan, who has completed a Naval assign-
ment at Brown University, in Providence, R. I., has been transferred to
the Carrier "Wasp" based at Boston, Mass.
The former Lieutenant-Governor of the Canal Zone, Major General
Charles G. Holle and Mrs. Holle visited Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Meyer in
Orlando on April 18th and 19th. General Holle was Deputy Chief of the
Corps of U.S. Army Engineers when he retired last October. Subsequent
to his retirement he was appointed Alternate to the Secretary of the Army
concerning certain matters pertaining to the St. Lawrence Seaway.
The W. C. Humphreys send greetings from Barcelona, Spain. They
are cruising from Cadiz to Istanbul, taking in Italy, Greece and Libya.
The 14th Annual Management Engineering Conference was held at
the Hotel Statler in New York City on April 23 and 24, 1959. James
Leroy Lundy, Special Project Supervisor, Josten Manufacturing Company,
Owatonna, Minn., addressed the members of the Society. He discussed
the reasons programs fail, as well as program features and policies which
help to insure the establishment and maintenance of sound methods and
work measurement activity.
Mr. Lundy was speaker on three different management subjects at
a similar conference, sponsored by the University of Minnesota, last Fall.
Mr. Lundy was born on the Canal Zone, received his B.S. degree at North-
western, his M.S. in Industrial Engineering and his Ph.D. in Business
Management at the University of Minnesota, where he was Assistant Pro-
fessor of Industrial Engineering until last January. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Lundy of the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Renz have returned to their home in Fairhope,
Alabama after several weeks in New Jersey with their daughter, Carla,
and to greet their new granddaughter. (See Births)
At the Opening of the new bowling lanes in Wellston, Ohio, Mr. W.
E. Burwell, one of our senior members at 89 years, demonstrated that
bowling is a past-time for all ages, by sending several balls down the
alleys on opening day. Mr. Burwell was a medal winner for bowling in
the Panama Canal Zone in construction days.
Frank W. Wickham of Sacramento, California, had the misfortune
to fall and break his hip, so he now has to use a wheel chair or crutches.
Mr. Wickham was on the Canal, as a railroad man, from 1906 until 1913.
He is now 86 years old.
Mrs. John L. Latimer of Coral Gables, Florida, writes that Judge
Latimer is convalescing at home, after eight months in the hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nolan of Monrovia, California, have been
touring Florida and spent a few days calling on friends in and about St.
Petersburg, during the early part of April.
Mrs. Josephine Shehy Huff, who went to the Canal Zone in 1908 as
a nurse, now resides in Globe, Arizona. She has many interesting mo-
mentos picked up in the shops of Panama and Colon. While there she
started a fan collection hobby. Mrs. Huff is learning braille because her
eyesight is deteriorating. Mrs. Huff refers to her four years in Panama
as "the romantic period of her life".
Henry L. Lavender, David L. Browne, and Arthur J. O'Leary, all
Seniors at Balboa High School, have been selected by the Navy for col-
lege training, under the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program.
They will be allowed to select a college of their preference from among
52 U.S. colleges; If accepted by the' college, they will begin schooling
next Fall as Naval Reserve Midshipmen. Talmadge A. Womble, also of
Balboa High, was named as alternate candidate.. Henry Lavender is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Lavender of Gamboa. David Browne is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Browne of Balboa, and Arthur J. O'Leary
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. O'Leary of Ancon. Talmadge
Womble is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Womble of Diablo Heights.
Governor W. E. Potter, of the Canal Zone, has been nominated by
President Eisenhower to the permanent rank of Major General in the
United States Army.
Col. Clifford G. Blitch, who was Superintendent of Gorgas Hospital
from 1949 to 1953, has been named Assistant Health Officer in Leon
County, Florida. Col. Blitch took the position, following his retirement,
after 26 years in the U. S. Army.
Dr. John Hower, Jr., a former Reasearch Engineer in the Geological
Research Section of the Standard Oil Research Center, in Tulsa, Okla-
homa, in addition to holding down an Assistant Professorship at Montana
State University, and working on his two year study of glauconite, on a
grant from the National Science Foundation, took time out to journey to
Boston to deliver a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hower, also, spent a few days at the Geology Department at M. I. T.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hower, formerly of Gamboa, now of
St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. James G. McGuire are back in their home in Old
Orchard Beach, Maine, after spending the past winter on the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Rollin McConnell of Red Hook, New Jersey, writes that their
daughter, Marjie, who is in the Air Force, has been transferred to Keesler
Air Base in Biloxi, Miss. She will be there for 51 weeks of Training.
James G. Neville of Mobile, Ala., grandson of Mrs. Phebe G. Neville
of Gamboa, has won an appointment to the Air Force Academy through
Rep. Frank W. Boykin (D-Ala.)
Now a senior at Murphy High School, he plans to study aeronautical
engineering. He holds a student pilot's license, and has served as president
of the Astronomical Research Society and Mobile Rocket Society in his
Work has started at Curundu, as the first section of a $5 million
housing project got under way. The homes are for families of civilian
employees of the Armed Services. The first of these homes is expected to
be ready for occupancy in June. Housing units will be built at other
Military Posts for non-commissioned officers.
In a speech on "Business Management at the Panama Canal", Gov-
ernor W. E. Potter told a group of Canal Zone accountants that the Canal
"was built as a service to the shipping World. It was not built as a
money maker for Uncle Sam, or anyone else". The aim of the Canal, he
said, is not to make a profit but to avoid a loss. The United States, he
disclosed, has spent $1.5 billion on the Canal dow-n the years, and has
recovered $96 million, leaving $576 million unrecovered.
A Panama Foreign office spokesman said that if the aim of the Canal
is not to make a profit but to avoid loss, it is surprising to Panamanians
"that the management of the Canal has been turned over by the United
States Congress to an entirely commercial firm like the Panama Canal
Company". The spokesman also found it surprising that the Canal Com-
pany "should attempt in every way to obtain every cent of income from
the Canal and other activities of the company, without taking Panama
into account with regard to the equitable distribution of the benefits which
the Canal produces."
In a personal appeal to President Eisenhower, Panama's President
Ernesto de la Guardia expressed deep disappointment over Panama's feel-
ing of impasse with Canal authorities and the United States Defense De-
partment over demands that equal wages must be paid to Panamanian
workers on the Canal. President de la Guardia claims that the Canal
Zone single wage scale merely continues the same racial discrimination
Under terms of the Canal Zone Merit System and Uniform Wage
scale, which went into effect recently, nearly 2,400 jobs, now held by
American citizens, could someday be filled by qualified Panamanians.
When a Panamanian gets one of these jobs he will receive identical pay
that the U.S. citizen with whom he competed would have received, except
for the 25% overseas differential and the variable tax factor. Panaman-
ians may not qualify for almost 2,900 other jobs because such jobs are
in the security classification. Much of Panama's criticism of the plan
revolves around the number of jobs classified as sensitive. Locals 900
and 907 (AFL-CIO) have also complained of the status of security posi-
The Panama Canal Company Board of Directors is satisfied with the
capability of the Canal Organization to meet the increasing demands re-
quired by heavier Canal traffic. The board reviewed the Company's
Master Planning and while meeting on the Isthmus devoted considerable
time to field inspection.
In a Senate report on his recent tour of Central and South America,
U. S. Senator Allen J. Ellender sharply criticized Panama's economy,
pointing particularly to Panama's overdependence on the Canal and its
reluctance to develop interior resources and industries. The Louisiana
Senator added that he could see no end to this situation "as long as, the
U.S. allows itself to be coerced into supporting a country which is not
willing to try to stand on its own feet."
Rep. Daniel J. Flood, in a warning to Panama, said that "absurd
and reckless demands by that nation may force the United States to build
another Canal across the Central American Isthmus." Flood also sug-
gested that Panamanian demands are playing into Communist hands and
that leaders of the Communist movement in the Caribbean area have
focused their conspiratorial activities on the Panama Canal to destroy
amicable relations between the United States and Panama and to liquidate
the United States controls over the Canal.
In February, the State Department disclosed that it had paid a
$1,390,000 annuity payment due the Republic of Panama this year for
use of the Panama Canal Zone. This amount each year is provided for
under the terms of treaties between the two countries.
Two large contracts were awarded when Merritt-Chapman and Scot,
Inc. were awarded a $7,336,675 contract for the widening of the Paraiso
and Cucaracha reaches of Gaillard Cut, and an award to Bildon, Inc. of
Panama for construction of the East approach for the high level bridge
over the Canal at Balboa.
The Matson Navigation Company entered suit against the Panama
Canal Company for $310,000 in an action to recover damage to one of
its ships involved in a collision in the Canal, several months ago. The
collision was between the Matson Company's Hawaiian Tourist and the
M.S. Rangitane. The accident occurred in a heavy rain in San Pablo Reach.
A 4.66 pound silver marlin, caught by Paul M. Fletcher of Longview,
Texas, is a new world record in the 80 pound class. Mr. Fletcher has been
notified of the fact by the International Game Fish Association. The big
fish was boated after a fight of five hours and five minutes. The new record
silver marlin was hooked from Johnny McConaghy's Viking in the Gulf
of Panama. It was Fletcher's first marlin and the tackle used was a
custom made glass rod, a Penn Senator 9/0 reel and Cape Cod 24 thread
For the first time in the history of the Canal, the total number of
Canal transits exceeded 1000 during the month of March. It was the third
consecutive month that traffic in the Canal had broken a record. In Jan-
uary, 826 ocean going commercial transits beat the previous record of
813 set in October 1957. In 28 day February, 825 ships used the Canal.
New Service Awards for Canal employes were approved by Gov. W.
E. Potter. Under the program, service pins and certificates will be given
each employee on a completion of five, ten, twenty, thirty, and forty years
of service. The service pins will be identical in design but will vary in
material and color. The five and ten year pins will be of bronze. Th6
twenty year pin will be of sterling silver. The thirty year pin and the
forty year pin will be of 10 karat gold. Forty year pins will be set with
a small diamind.
Another record was broken in March with the hottest and driest
month of the year. Balboa Heights temperatures were over 90 degrees
on all but one day. One day the temperature rose to 97 and six days
the maximum of 95 was registered. The hot weather was accompanied
by one of the longest dry periods in Canal Zone weather history. In com-
parison, the Atlantic side temperature seldom rose above 85 and some
rain was reported in that area.
Figures just released, show that the workers of Panama draw as
much money from the United States Government agencies of the Canal
Zone as they do from the government of Panama. The Panama Govern-
ment payroll for 1958 was $29,829,975. 'On the Canal Zone, the Armed
Services had a payroll of $10,500,000 last calendar year, while the Canal
Company's local rate payroll in fiscal year 1958 was $17,181,759. These
figures do not include wages to Panamanian employes of contracting out-
fits on C.Z. jobs. In addition, the Armed Forces spent $6,637,010 in the
Republic last year in direct purchases and contracts.
Weapons, valued at $20,000, reportedly to be used to overthrow the
government of President Ernesto de la Guardia Jr., were discovered by
Panama's secret police. The arms cache included several machine guns.
The cache was found in a cottage in Rio Abajo. Cusoms inspectors at
Tocumen airport, also found 101 revolvers hidden in bundles of clothing
Gustavos Trius, president of the Panama Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, stated in his year end report that Panama merchants lost mil,
lions of dollars during disturbances from May to November last year.
During 1959, Panama suffered a blow from Civic disorder and Student
Thomas J. Marine, a well-known retired Canal Zone employee, was
murdered at his Central Ave. home next to the Amador Theater. Marine's
wife, Rita, was beaten in the double attack. Two men were captured within
a half hour of the killing and a third accomplice was caught a few days
later. All three confessed. The deceased, at one time, was proprietor of
the Marine Photo Shop on Central Ave. and was active in Panama Real
During April, there were rebel raids in the Mountains of Veraguas,
on the National Guard Post of Boquete and a raid at Salud within, five
miles of the Canal Zone. Some raiders have been captured and at least
four, killed. Two Guardsmen were wounded in action. The rebel bands
are composed of small groups of from twelve to thirty men who strike,
quickly, and then take to the mountains or the deep thick jungle. Nine
of the raiders were captured by Guardsmen. Meanwhile, precautions have
been taken to prevent a rebel expeditionary force, reportedly recruited in
Cuba, from landing on Panama's coast.
Talk of a revolution and disturbances failed to halt plans for the
welcome and scheduled entertainment of the Duke of Edinburgh, who was
expected to arrive on Sunday, April 19th on the Royal Yacht, Britannia.
It will be the second visit for the Duke. He was a visitor in November
1953, when with Queen Elizabeth, he made a 'round the World trip.
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Mr. William A. Morgan, who
lived in Pedro Miguel, later on somewhere in West Virginia? Please
advise the Secretary-Treasurer, P. O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg 33, Fla.
THE EDITOR'S PAGE
Our thanks, again, to all our representatives for getting their reports
to us before press time. We also wish to thank everyone who sent clip-
pings and items of interest. The deadline for the next issue of the Record
will be August 1, 1959.
Have you paid your dues for 1959? If your dues are not paid, you
will not receive the next issue of the Record. Please remember to add
ten cents to all checks for bank exchange.
BLOOD BANK MEMBERS
Did you read, carefully, the revised rules as printed on a preceding
page? If not, please do so. Since the inception of the Blood Bank, six
members have received benefits and seventeen pints of blood were used.
Some of the recipients never expected they would need transfusions so
soon after joining and were grateful for the service. If you are a mem-
ber of the Society living in Florida, you should join the Blood Bank.
Please remember, too, that dues in the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
must be kept paid up to be eligible for Blood Bank benefits.
We often receive long letters and articles for the Record which space
prohibits our printing. Many news clippings are of controversial sub-
jects and are fully covered by the press of the country.
IN OLD CHORRILLO
By JOHN McGROARTY
Old Chorrillo, snuggled quaintly in the angle of the bay,
Where the laundry women labor and the pickaninnies play,
Where the rounder loves to linger and the dancing girls delight
To trip the light fantastic,! through the witching hours of night.
Yes the wee small hours of night.
Historic old Chorrillo, on the edge of Panama,
With cops of four varieties, to represent the law,
Where the Army and the Navy, the Republic and the Zone
Keep watch and ward o'er people, who would fain be let alone.
Yes they'd fain be let alone.
The searching light of day reveals your cheap and sordid side,
But Oh! the transformation that is ;wrought at eventide;
Oh the change when gay Frivolity becomes our village queen,
And merry midnight revelers arrive upon the scene.
Yes they weave into the scene.
Oh, the merriment and frolic,
Oh, the antics alcoholic,
Oh, the music diabolic,
That rends the air of night!
Oh, the etiquette elastic,
Oh, the gayety fantastic,
Oh, the orators fantastic,
When the fun is at its height!
Your "Great White Way" is not so long 'tis only just a step;
But where can they surpass it, for hilarity and "pep"?
For picturesque costuming and hectic lingerie,
There's nothing that can equal it, this side of "Gay Paree,"
Maybe not in "Gay Paree."
Chorrillo, cosmopolitan, where all the races meet,
Where black and white and yellow eternally compete,
Where drifts the human flotsam, from the shore of every nation,
And. Jamaica shines resplendent, in the art of propagation.
Yes prolific propagation.
Here, is the human melting pot, haunt of the busy stork,
Where Tokia meets London and Jamaica meets New York;
In this mixture of the races, we white mer have a share,
Else, why the yellow negro, with the red and kinky hair?
Yes red and kinky hair.
Well, our schedule contemplated that we'd start with Jimmy Dean's
And work, by easy stages, to other sights and scenes;
We could get some local color, down closer to the bay,
But alas! I fear that some of it must wait another day.
Yes some other night or day.
These natives of Chorrillo are an interesting lot,
But it's difficult to study them and not become half-shot;
"Blame not the bard" if he succumbed to the fascinating ways
Of rare and radiant maidens in the "B" Street Cabarets.
Yes those rag-time cabarets.
Adios, oh fair Juanita,
Isabel and Carmencita,
An the dark-eyed Margarita,
Duty, I would gladly shirk;
But the cold grey dawn approaches,
I can hear those jitney coaches,
So, I'll bid you "Buenos Noches;"
Damn! I've got to go to work.
U. S. Representative William C. Cramer (Rep. Fla.) has introduced
legislation to do away with "inequities" on the amount of outside earn-
ings which can be accumulated under Social Security and other govern-
ment pension plans. Congressman Cramer introduced the proposal along
with another bill which would exempt Civil Service pensions "the only
large area of non-exempt pensions" from income taxes. "Civil Service
is the only large area of non-exempt pensions" Cramer said.
AROUND THE CORNER
Around the corner I have a friend
In this great city that has no end;
Yet days go by, the weeks rush on,
And before I know it a year has gone.
And I never see my old friend's face,
For life is a swift and terrible race.
He knows I like him just as well
As in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine. We were younger then.
And now we are busy, tired men;
Tired with trying to make a name.
"Tomorrow," I say, "I will call on Jim,
Just to show that I am thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes, and tomorrow goes,
And the distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner!--yet miles away .
"Here's a telegram, Sir." .
"Jim died today."
And that is what we get, and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
CHARLES HANSON TOWNE
NEW MEMBERS AND CHANGES OF ADDRESS
The following have been added or addresses changed or corrected since the
March Record. (*) denotes change or correction.
*White, Mrs. Jonas-4-A Calle Poniente No. 7
Entre 41 y 43 Aves. Sur.--------------- San Salvador
Capwell, Mr. George L.-Empresa Electrica Del Ecuador
Casilla 1320 ----------------------_----Guayquil
White, Mr. and Mrs. Harry R.-
Apt. 45 c/o Edo. Anzoategui ---------- Barcelona
*Askew, Mr. C. T.-c/o Orinoco Mining Co. (River Dept.) ---- Puerto Ordaz
Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Donald R.-P. O. Box 254-------------_- Diablo Heights
*Catanzaro, Mrs. A. J.-P. 0. Box 267-------------------------------Balboa
Christensen, Mr. and Mrs. R.-P. O. Box 58---------------------- Gamboa
*Cotton, Mr. and Mrs. George T.-P. O. Box 602 --- ------------ Balboa
CANAL ZONE (Continued)
Fels, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W.-P. O. Box 3---------------------- Gatnn
*Dobie, Miss Jean-P. O. Box 2031-----------------------.... Margarita
Hickey, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L.-P. O. Box 264 -----.--------- Margarita
*Holmberg, Mrs. Eleanor M.-P. O. Box 895.--.------------------ Curundu
*Keenan, Mr. John R.-P. O. Box 472
c/o R. S. Keenan --------------- ----Curundu
Paige, Mr. and Mrs. John C.-P. O. Box 444 --------------Balboa Heights
Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. John J.-P. O. Box 96------------------_----- Balboa
Saarinen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul-P. O. Box 75-----------------Fort Kobbe
Shobe, Mr. and Mrs. James W.-P. O. Box 463-------------------Gatun
Taylor, Mr. William D.-P. O. Box 1402-------...--------Balboa
Thomson, Mr. John R.-P. O. Box 926 --------------------------Balboa
Walsh, Capt. Leo A.-P. O. Box 318---------------------------Balboa
Weber, Miss Marie V., R.N.-P. O. Box 1697------------------ Balboa
*Strauss, Mrs. John R.-c/o Brig. Gen. G. S. Mickle
Route 1, Box 143 E -------- -------Fairhope
*Piper, Mrs. William T.-Route 2, Box 61------------------ Hot Springs
*Dunlop, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 1275 Torrey Pines Road (temp.) .--__La Jolla
*Fitzpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. Frank-2339 Manning Avenue------Los Angeles 64
*Miss Eileen T. Peterson
*Mrs. Helen C. Peterson-1550 North Serrano Avenue-------- Hollywood 27
*Provost, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene, Jr.-2625 Radnor Avenue------Long Beach
Reppe, Mrs. Thelma V.-1023 Appleton Street Apt. 3 --- Long Beach 2
*Shea, Mrs. Viola Bissell-700 North Buena Vista Street---------- Burbank
*Sundstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Fred J.-1031 Acardia Ave. Apt. M--..-Arcadia
Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. R. L.Box 34 -------------------- Evergreen
Hendrick, Mr. and Mrs. Donald J.-154 Church Street------------ Giulford
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
(WASHINGTON, D. C.)
*Bigelow, Mr. and Mrs. Henry W., Jr.-3002 Parkway Terrace Drive
Apartment 7 -------__ Washington 23
*Holtzclaw, LCDR and Mrs. W. J.-5823 Winston Street -- Washington 22
*Wallace, Capt. and Mrs. Alan S.-c/o American Embassy
Foreign Service Mail Room
State Department --------Washington 25
Cramer, Congressman William C.-Houet Off '~ Bldg.---.. Washington 25
Flood, Congressman Daniel J.-House Office Bldg.--_.----.... Washington 25
Holland, Senator Spessard L.-Senate Office Bldg.-----------Washington 25
Smathers, Senator George A.-Senate Office Bldg.---------- Washington 25
Thompson, Congressman Clark W.-House Office Bldg...... Washington 25
Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Woodie-3301 East 1st Avenue-------------- Hialeah
Bleakley, Mr. and Mrs. E. T.-634 N.W. 112th Street (temp.) -__- Miami 50
*Candee, Miss Alice E.-5416 Harbor Hills Road------------------Bradenton
Carr, Mrs. Bertha B.-1680 S.W. 14th Terrace--------.----------.Miami 45
Cason, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.-14830 So. Biscayne River Drive --Miami 68
SClary, Mrs. Gene Sexton-3520 Crystal View Court-------------- Miami 33
*Coffey, Mr. and Mrs. William T.-335 West Enid Drive
Key Biscayne ------------------Miami 49
*Corliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. B., Sr.-957 Dunraven Road---------- Winter Park
Crum, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S.-530 Biscayne Blvd. Apt. 5-B ------ Miami
*Davies, Mrs. Mary D.-16882 20th Avenue North--------St. Petersburg 13
*Fraser, Mrs. Marie Kleefkens-3011 East Waters Avenue-------... Tampa 4
*Hogle, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer P.-17715 Gulf Blvd-Box 215----St Petersburg 8
*Lane, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R.-2007 Gerda Terrace--------------Orlando
*Larkum, Mr. and Mrs. F. W.-105 Oakwood Drive---------------. Maitland
Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. Monte-1117 Mango Isle---------------Fort Lauderdale
MacIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. Donald R.-808 Bay Point Drive
(Winter only) Madeira Beach ------ St. Petersburg 8
*Means, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L.-Route 1, Box 462------------Punta Gorda
*North. Mr. and Mrs. John M.-4306 South Dale Mabry Hwy....--- Tampa 11
*Paddock, Mr. and Mrs. H. F.-6795 17th Lane North-... -St. Petersburg 14
Palmore, Mr. and Mrs. John S.-3404 16th Avenue West-------- Bradenton
Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Russell J.-316 Crestwood Drive----- .Port Charlotte
*Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Roy C.-313 North Warrington Rd.------- Pensacola
*Reid, Capt. and Mrs. W. W.-1219 Aduana Avenue-------------Coral Gables
Young, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H., Jr.
Resident-Owners Condor Gulf Front Apartments
19636 Gulf Boulevard-----South Indian Rocks Bch.
*Compton, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.-R.F.D. No. 1------------------McLeansboro
*Presson, Mrs. Charles-418 O'Farrell ----------------Collinsville
*Stuntz, Mr. H. L.-Burnside Rest Home
9435 So. Langley Avenue----------------__ --Chicago 19
*Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur H.-1508 Cherokee Road... ---- Louisville 5
*Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Austin W.-59 Robinson Road------------ Falmouth
*Patterson, Mr. Edmund T.-8119 St. Paul Avenue-------------- Detroit 14
*Reif, Mr. and Mrs. Walter F.-9526 Pagewood Court---------- Overland 14
Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. William H.-645 Marion Road .-- _--------Toms River
*Dorgan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A.-c/o Mrs. William Anthony
North Main Street --- _--------Elmer
*Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.-151 Hamilton Avenue..----------- Trenton
Hooper, Mrs. George A.-R.F.D. Box 555-------------- ----Red Bank
*Milligan, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.-160 Prospect Street ---------East Orange
*Piper, Mrs. Frank L.-18 Washington Street ------ -----------Newton
Davis, Mrs. Maria H.-2707 15th Street------------------------ Troy
*Dorgan, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.-212-07- 75th Avenue Apt. 4
Bayside 64 ------------------- Long Island
Farrell, Mr. Pat-1091 Bushwick Avenue ------ -------- Brooklyn 21
Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.-Temporary ---- -------- --- Parishville
*Grant, Mrs. Emilie G.-101 Old Mamaroneck Road
Apartment 3-C 4-------------------- White Plains
*Hebard, Mrs. Roy W.-204 Soundview Avenue -------------- White Plains
NEW YORK (Continued)
*Lees, Mr. Roland J.-879 East 35th Street.-------.. -------.....Brooklyn 10
*Meagher, Miss Helen-A.P.O. 254, c/o Postmaster.---------------. New York
*Reilly, Miss Angela F.-3235 Parkside Place---c/o Apt. 6-C .---------.Bronx
*Russell, Mr. and Mrs. William E.-7 Midland Gardens--------. Bronxville 8
*Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.-P. O. Annex Box 1696-----------.-Hickory
*De La Mater, Mrs. Ann W.-Box 527 --.--.....----- --------.- Greenville
Heim, Mr. George W.-60 Woods Drive.-----------.------------Dayton 32
Feagans, Mr. and Mrs. Guy-2640 South 11th Street--------------- Ironton
*Johnston, Mr. Willam T.-P. O. Box 343 --------------------Corry
*Morgan, Mrs. Beatrice T.-c/o Harold Mate-933 Rosedale Ave.--- Kingston
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis-9738 Van Dyke Drive ------- Dallas 18
*Miller, Capt. and Mrs. Sterling P.-5475 Ellsworth Street -- -----Dallas 6
Forrest, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Riggs-889 Norview Avenue---------Norfolk 13
Malloy, Mrs. R. W.-5033 8th Road South ------- ------ ---- Arlington 4
Sauvan, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E.-205 Ferndale Road-----------Portsmouth
Wright, Mrs. Marie F.-726 South Lee Street------------------Alexandria
*Ewing, Mrs. Eula J.-203 Harrison Street ----------------.---.Clarksburg
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida
Herewith Dues for 1959.
For:........................................ ....................... ...
Address ...... ......................................................-...........-
City........................... ................... .... ................
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Dear Ex-Canal Friends:
You are cordially invited to join the Panama Canal Society of
Florida. The Canal Record, our news booklet, is issued quarterly, and a
Year Book is mailed to members in December of each year.
Dues are $3.00 annually, and payable in January. Members coming
in after July 1st will pay $1.50 for balance of the year.
Please add 10c to check to cover banking charge.
Please fill in the application below and send your dues to the:
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
POST OFFICE Box 11566,
ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
IN PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
DUES $3.00 PER YEAR. PLEASE ADD 10c TO ALL CHECKS (Bank Charge)
Name-- ----- -L---------------
Wife's Name ...---. ---.------- --.-------- -...-
Address ---.-. ----------. ---------.-.....
City .-. ---.-.- --..---------- -------------- State.-- --_
Number of Years on Canal ----- ---- --------. --... .
What Division-------..--------- ---...-. -- ---.
Amount Enclosed .----_---_------.... ---. -
Grandpa Frank H. Wolf of St. Petersburg
and his granddaughter, Debbie, on the
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hammer of Los
Mrs. Ida Ruth Fuller and the family
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Swanson
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Henry, Zephyrhills, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Crawley Walston, St. Petersburg, Fla.
John J. Murray, Capt. A. T. Luther and Joe I. Eckert
on board the S. S. Ancon, October 24, 1958.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan, Mrs. Blanch Shaw of Fayetteville,
Arkansas, at the home of the Bohans in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Neva and Sumner Baker of Oakland, Calif.
Mrs. Baker is the former Mrs. Ed Brown.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida
U. S. Postage
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Permit No. 603
POSTMASTER: IF ADDRESSEE HAS REMOVED NOTIFY SENDER OF NEW
ADDRESS ON FORM 3547, POSTAGE FOR WHICH IS GUARANTEED
RETURN AND FORWARDING POSTAGE GUARANTEED.
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