MEET SOME CALIFORNIANS
Elizabeth Hall, Bill Pidgeon, Dillie Pidgeon
Tom McGinn, Harry Engelke, N. Barlow
E.T. Nolan, J. M. Kenealy
Capt. H. L. Smithies
A. G. Berude
C. J. Parker
MEET SOME CALIFORNIANS
Thelma Reppe Dorothy Hamlin
Henry Wunsch, Thelma Reppe
Wm. G. Naylor, Virginia Seller
Capt. Maurenus Peterson
Lt. Charles T. Tribolet
Capt. Carl P. Wanke
MEET SOME HOUSTON, TEXAS FOLKS
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Souder, Houston, Texas
Mrs. Peggy Ellis, Pres. Huston Society
Mr. Milton R. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. William Wood and family
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Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Levy and Houston visitor
Capt. Ben Judd
The Panama Canal Society
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone
P. O. BOX 11566 ST. PETERSBURG 33,
Frank W. Hohmann
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Mrs. Z. K. Esler
Ernest M. Kieswetter
Fred D. Hunsicker
J. F. Warner
J. F. Bashner
W. H. Butler
Charles G. Calvit
J. T. Everett
W. L. Hersh
H. H. Hudson
H. J. Lewis
R. H. Oliver
M. A. Turner
Dan E. Wright
At present it looks very favorable for the 1958 temporary 10% in-
crease in retirement and survivor annuities to be made permanent next
year. The Senate Appropriations Committee has agreed to the House
approved proviso to the 1961 Independent Offices Appropriations bill
making the increase permanent and Congress has agreed to approve funds
each year from now on.
The other important legislation that has been backed by the National
Association of Retired Civil Employees, is the Health Insurance bill
Next month the House probably will act on this Senate-approved bill
which has been amended by the House. The House version would have
the program start July 1, 1961 instead of January 1, 1961 which was the
date set in the Senate bill.
Although the Administration is opposed to any Health Insurance
legislation for retired persons at this time, we feel it has a good chance
of passage if most of the 415,000 persons on the retirement rolls would
sit down and write their Congressman requesting his favorable support
of Bill S-2575.
WHERE ARE WE GOING FROM HERE?
It has been estimated that we annuitants are now four years behind
the active duty employees on cost-of-living increases with a cumulative
loss average of 20%.
With all the pay increases given to workers in private industry, the
new increases for postal and classified workers, all tend to force up the
cost of living and further reduce the purchasing power of our annuity
How DOES ALL THIS HAPPEN?
The answer is politics and organization. This is an age of bigness
-big business, big unions and mass pressures. What has this got to do
with us annuitants you ask?
Men and women who want to be Senators and Congressmen must have
strong voter support. They naturally tend to favor strong big organiza-
tions because thereby they can win broad voter support.
When Congress is catering to the large organizations it does not have
as much time to give to the smaller groups or the unorganized public. If
all the 415,000 annuitants and survivor annuitants would join NARCE they
would become a big powerful organization that could obtain much better
retirement legislation than we have received from Congress in the past.
At present NARCE has a membership of about One Hundred Thous-
and, which as big as it sounds is only 25% of those persons now receiving
annuities. It is this deplorable lack of interest of the 75% who are un-
organized that is responsible to a great degree for the poor benefits ob-
tained in the past.
As every past President and all the present officers of the Panama
Canal Society are active members of NARCE, I feel sure there are very
few of you who are not also members.
For those few of you who for one reason or another have failed to
join (NARCE) "The National Association of Retired Civil Employees",
1625 Connecticut Ave. N. W., Washington 9, D. C., the annual dues of
$3.50 are less than one penny a day and includes a years subscription to
the monthly magazine "Retirement Life" which will keep you up to date
on retirement legislation. You can't afford not to join.
Confucius Say -
He who whispers down a well
About the goods he has to sell
Will never make as many dollars
As he who climbs a tree and hollers.
A lot of us have been whispering too long, let's stand up and holler.
Old man Bill Bartlett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Congressman Daniel J. Flood today warned Secretary of State Christ-
ian Herter that proceedings will be brought against Herter asking for his
resignation in the event that the flag of Panama is flown in the Canal Zone.
Flood, in a strongly worded letter, told the Secretary of State that
the Canal Zone is under the control of the United States as established by
the treaty of 1903 and the flying of the flag of the Republic of Panama is
tantamount to relinquishing U.S. control in the Canal Zone.
Flood stated in the event that the Department of State accedes to the
demands of radical elements at Panama to fly its flag along side the U.S.
flag in the Zone, then, Flood said, he and his many supporters in the House
would ask that Herter be required to resign as the Secretary of State.
For several years Flood has been making speeches and statements from
the floor of the House and elsewhere calling for a firm stand on our sov-
ereign rights in the Canal Zone which the United States constructed at
great cost to the American taxpayers and the construction of which caused
the deaths of many American workers and engineers.
Since its construction, the United States has continued to expend huge
sums in its upkeep, sanitation and protection and Flood has stated on
numerous occasions that a prime objective of international communism
is to bring about the overthrow of our Governmental control in the Zone.
"A display of a country's flag," Flood remarked, "is an exemplifica-
tion of sovereignty and once the flag of Panama is displayed in the Canal
Zone then the United States might just as well get out because the sover-
eign rights and administrative control which we now have would be ser-
iously undermined and would be really without meaning. And for another
thing, if we were to accede to the demands of Panama to fly its flag in
the Zone I can state without fear of successful contradiction that further
impossible demands would follow, with no end in sight."
At the same time and in further support of the strong position which
he has taken, Flood has asked Congressman William L. Dawson, of Illi-
nois, chairman of the House Government Operations Committee, to make
an investigation of "certain influences within the Department of State" in
an effort to determine if there are subversive forces at work within the
Department with respect to this flag matter.
Flood said in a communication to Dawson that if those in the Depart-
ment of State whose responsibility it is to make) a decision on this most
serious matter and significant matter, decide to approve the Panmanian
flag being displayed in the Canal Zone, then, Flood told Dawson, "these
Saturday, July 2, 1960
State Department officials would be guilty of a treasonable act and should
be exposed for such action."
In addition, Flood reminded both Secretary of State Herter and Chair-
man Dawson that the House of Representatives, earlier in this session,
by an overwhelming vote of 381-12, passed a resolution which stated "that
it is the sense of the Congress that any variation in the traditional inter-
pretation of the treaties of 1903, 1936 and 1955 between the United States
and the Republic of Panama, with special reference to matters involving
the provisions of such treaties concerning territorial sovereignty, shall
only be made pursuant to treaty."
NO ACTION ON H.R. 8146
Despite the action of tile Committee on Merchant Marine and Fish-
eries, on H.R. 8146 to extend the benefits of the Panama Canal Construc-
tion Service Annuity Act of May 29th, 1944 to certain additional civilian
officers and employees, Mr. Bortin and his committee have decided to
continue their campaign. A majority of the members of the Subcommittee
on Panama Canal voted to take no action on the bill at this time. Anyone
interested in H.R. 8146 may write to Mr. Harry Bortin in Burlingame,
California or 2801 Quebec St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Driscoll of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, an-
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Lucy Ann, to Dr. Gerald E. Howe
on June 14, 1960, in Trinity Episcopal Church at Elkton, Maryland. The
bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and the graduate school at the
University of Pennsylvania as a mathematics major. The bridegroom is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Howe of Lead, South Dakota. He graduated
from Temple University Medical School on June 18, 1960. He is a mem-
ber of Alpha, Omega, Alpha Fraternity. Miss Mary Lerchen, the bride's
cousin was her maid of honor and James Driscoll, brother of the bride,
was an usher. The bride's parents were present for the wedding, also her
aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lerchen, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer
Smith from the Canal Zone. Dr. Howe will intern in the Los Angeles
County Hospital in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Jones of Balboa, C.Z. announce the marriage
of their daughter, Juanita Nile, to Mr. James Fields Girand. The wedding
ceremony was performed by the Very Reverend Mainert J. Peterson. The
bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Carmen M. Smith was
maid of honor. The bridegroom's father served as best man. The bride
and groom are both graduates of Duke University and will make their
home in Cambridge, Mass. while Mr. Girand finishes his graduate work
at the Harvard University School of Business Administration.
Miss Jo Ann Potter, daughter of the former Governor of the Canal
Zone and Mrs. W. E. Potter, became the bride of Mr. George Baker Hipp,
of Summit, New Jersey. The ceremony took place in the White Marble
Chapel at Fort Meyer, Virginia, Saturday, June 25, 1960. The ceremony
was performed by the Rt. Reverand R. Heber Gooden, Bishop of the Mis-
sionary District of the Panama Canal Zone. The bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Lee Hipp. The bride received her Bachelor of
Arts degree from Bucknell University. The bridegroom is also a graduate
of Bucknell and is a Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. He is
on the Staff of the European Division of the Singer Sewing Machine Co.
and is also studying for his Masters degree at the Graduate School of
Business Administration of New York University.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl N. Jordan announce the marriage of their daughter
Lynn Lee, to Mr. Richard R. Cunningham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cun-
ningham of Balboa, Canal Zone, on Saturday June 18, 1960 in the Curdes
Avenue Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Cunningham will
continue as a student at Indiana Tech. in Fort Wayne. Mr. and Mrs. Ross
Cunningham and Richard's brothers and sister were present for the
Mr. and Mrs. David S. Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida, announce
the marriage of their daughter, Georgia Cotton Smith, to Mr. Karl Paul
Trillhaase on May 13, 1960. Mr. and Mrs. Trillhaase are at present re-
siding in Largo, Florida, but expect to make Arlington, Virginia their
home in the near future. Mrs. Trillhaase was graduated from Dixie Hol-
lins High School of St. Petersburg, Class of 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian S. Hearne of Gamboa, C.Z. announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Audrey Diane Hearne to Mr. Robert William
Baldwin of Redondo Beach, California on March 12, 1960 in Folkston,
Georgia. Mr. Baldwin is the son of the late Mrs. Nora Stuart of San Diego,
California and Mr. George Baldwin of Los Angeles, California. The couple
will reside at 2345 Post St., Apartment 3, Jacksonville 4, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Neville A. Harte of Curundu, announce the recent mar-
riage of their daughter Jo Ann to Mr. John B. Morton, Jr., of Tulsa, Okla-
homa. The wedding vows were exchanged in a double ring ceremony at
St. Francis Xavier Church in Tulsa. Reverend Robert Schlitt officiated.
A program of traditional wedding music was presented by Mrs. H. D.
Pope organist, she was accompanied by Mrs. Richard Duesler, the vocalist.
Mrs. Mary S. Martin of Brookdale Farm, Lahaska, Pa. and General
Wallace Gordon Smith (U.S.A.F. Ret.), announce their marriage at Brook-
dale Farm July 26, 1960. After a trip to the West Coast and Hawaii, they
will reside in their new home at 823 Palma Sola Blvd., Palma Sola Park,
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Selden, Sr. of Los Rios, C.Z. announce the birth
of their third child, first daughter, Debra Diane, born May 15, at Gorgas
Hospital. The baby's maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. P. P.
Monaco of Panama City, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hower, Jr. announce the birth of their third
child, second daughter, on June 30 in Missoula, Montana. The baby has
been named Gretchen Marie and will soon, with her mother, the former
Joann Therrell of Curundu Heights, her brother, Mark and sister Brigitt
make a cross country trip to join her father in Cambridge, Mass. Mater-
nal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Therrell of Corundu Heights,
C.Z. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Hower of St. Peters-
Lt. Commander and Mrs. D. J. Hendrick, Jr. of 1200 S. Arlington
Ridge Road, Arlington, Virginia, announce the birth of a son, Donald
Johnston Hendrick III on February 27, 1960. The paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hendrick of Guilford, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Laurie, 4146 Grandon Court, Palo Alto, Calif.,
announce the birth of their second son, Johnathon Robert, on May 11,
1960. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McCaslin,
formerly of Balboa, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dailey of Coco Solo announce the birth of
their first child and son, Robert W. Dailey, Jr., at Coco Solo Hospital
on May 5th.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Oather T. Brownlee of Mar-
garita and paternal, Mr. and Mrs. Earl O. Dailey of Diablo Heights.
Paul A. Bentz 30 years, 5 months, 20 days.
Mortimer J. Brennan 15 years, 8 months, 20 days.
Alva H. Cooke 29 years, 7 months, 12 days.
Miss Florence H. Edbrooke 23 years, 5 months, 11 days.
Albert H. Evans 36 years, 2 months, 24 days.
Ralph D. Robinson 18 years, 9 months, 5 days.
John J. Ryan 18 years, 8 months, 3 days.
Howard Linwood Wentworth 18 years, 9 months, 20 days.
Frank L. Cunningham 36 years, 2 months, 6 days.
George A. Jones, Jr. 35 years, 7 months, 11 days.
Clyde S. LaClair 20 years, 5 months, 29 days.
Roger A. Orvis 35 years, 1 month, 27 days.
Mrs. Ruth M. Sill 15 years, 8 months, 7 days.
Ralph A. Sylvestre 30 years, 5 months, 10 days.
Mrs. Margaret D. Austin 18 years, 3 months, 19 days.
Miss Frances G. Clary 30 years, 3 months, 25 days.
Charles H. Crawford 20 years, 5 months, 19 days.
Dr. George B. Hudock 15 years, 4 months, 11 days.
Miss Rosalie Jones 32 years, 5 months.
Edwin C. Tomkins 18 years, 6 months, 7 days.
Mr. Henderson C. Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida was a recent
patient in Mound Park Hospital, a victim of shingles.
Mrs. Edwin M. McGinnis of St. Petersburg, Florida has recovered
nicely after surgery in St. Anthony's Hospital.
Mr. Hugh C. Turner of Houston, Texas, has returned to work after
several weeks of illness.
Mrs. E. P. Light is recuperating at home following surgery in St.
Pete's Mound Park Hospital, in June.
Mr. Harold Bevington of Rock Stream, N.Y. reports he is home
from the hospital with a good report.
Mr. W. J. Bartlett of St. Petersburg, our legislative chairman, is now
making good progress at home after a few weeks in the hospital.
Mr. John J. Murray of Johnsonburg, Pa. was a hospital patient for
surgery in early May. He is reported as doing nicely.
Mr. Percy Graham of St. Petersburg was a patient in the hospital
for surgery. He is now at home and reported as doing well.
Mrs. A. P. Byrne of St. Petersburg, suffered a stroke and has been
a patient in St. Anthony's Hospital.
It is reported that Col. George E. Hesner of San Antonio, Texas, is
recuperating following a hospital stay for surgery.
Mrs. Paul Warner of Bradenton, Florida was laid up for awhile with
a bad back.
Capt. Guy Johaness of Bradenton, Florida has been a patient in the
Veterans Hospital for surgery.
Mr. George H. Cassell of Redondo Beach, California is making good
progress following surgery for the removal of cataracts.
Miss Lela Mae Holden of Orlando, Florida suffered a heart attack
in May. She is now recuperating at home.
Capt. Andrew W. Simon is doing nicely following a short period in
Bay Pines Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Mr. Fred Lyons of Clearwater, Florida has been a patient in a Jack-
sonville hospital for some time.
Mrs. Charles L. Persons of St. Petersburg was a patient in a local
Mrs. Mary Love of Gulfport, Florida, went back to the hospital in
Baltimore for a thorough check up. Mrs. Love had surgery about a year
ago that was new and practically untried. The doctors are keeping a close
check on her for the results and so far all seems to be fine and Mary
looks better than she has for years.
Mrs. Harry W. Moist of St. Pete has been a hospital patient but is
home now and doing nicely.
CARDS OF THANKS
Cards of Thanks and Appreciation have been received from the
The family of Mal L. Dodson of Tampa, Florida.
Mrs. E. P. Light of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Miss Lela Mae Holden of Orlando, Florida.
The American Heart Association in Memory of the late Virgil G.
The family of Thomas J. Williams of Tampa, Florida.
William J. Bartlett of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. Hugh Turner of Houston, Texas.
The family of Ernest E. Hayes of Toledo, Ohio.
Mary Catherine Dwelle and family of Dallas, Texas.
Mr. William E. Russell and Mr. William E. Russell, Jr. of Bronx-
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bartholomew and family of Hot Springs, Ark.
The family of Mrs. Essie Shirley.
Col. G. E. Hesner of San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Charles Persons of St. Petersburg, Florida
Mrs. Paul H. Warner of Bradenton, Florida.
Mrs. Lela A. Strobridge of New Braunfels, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beil of St. Petersburg, Florida
Mrs. Ruth Page of St. Petersburg, Florida.
GIFT TO THE CANAL ZONE LIBRARY
By: MR. RICHARD H. WHITEHEAD, M.E., Dr. Eng. of Laconia, New Hamp-
shire. Former testing Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission and Former
Superintendent, Pacific Locks.
Mr. Whitehead, having made previous gifts to the Canal Zone Library,
decided to make an additional gift of his most prized books, the bound
volumes of the papers on the Canal presented to the International Engin-
eering Congress on the Canal at San Francisco. The great Panama Pacific
International Exposition was held at San Francisco in 1915 to commem-
orate the opening of the Panama Canal to the commerce of the world.
Mr. Whitehead has made this gift so that these papers may be available
to Canal personnel in the future. The bound volumes contain twenty-
five papers covering various phases of the Canal enterprise.
Paper No. 1. Introduction by George W. Goethals.
Paper No. 2. Commercial Trade Aspects of the Panama Canal.
By Emory R. Johnson.
Paper No. 3. Outline of Canal Zone Geology.
By Donald F. McDonald.
Paper No. 4. Sanitation in the Panama Canal Zone.
By Charles F. Mason.
Paper No. 5. Preliminary Municipal Engineering at Panama.
By Henry Welles Durham.
Paper No. 6. Municipal Engineering and Water Supply.
By George M. Wells.
Paper No. 7. The Working Force of the Panama Canal.
By R. E. Wood.
Paper No. 8. Purchases of Supplies for the Panama Canal.
By F. C. Boggs.
Paper No. 9. The Climatology and Hydrology of the Panama Canal
By F. D. Wilson.
Paper No. 10. Dry Excavation of the Panama Canal.
By George W. Goethals.
Paper No. 11. Construction of Gatun Locks, Dam and Spillway.
By W. L. Sibert.
Paper No. 12. Methods of Construction of the Locks, Dams, and
Regulating Works of the Pacific Division of the
By S. B. Williamson.
Paper No. 13. Dredging in the Panama Canal.
By W. G. Comber.
Paper No. 14. General Design of the Locks, Dams and Regulating
Works of the Panama Canal.
By H. F. Hodges.
Paper No. 15. The Design of the Spillways of the Panama Canal.
By Edward C. Sherman.
Paper No. 16. Design of the Lock Wall and Valves of the Panama
Paper No. 17.
Paper No. 18.
By L. D. Cornish.
Lock Gates, Chain Fenders and Lock Entrance
By Henry Goldmark
Emergency Dams Above Locks of the Panama Canal.
By T. B. Monniche.
Paper No. 19.
Paper No. 20.
Paper No. 21.
Paper No. 22.
Paper No. 23.
Paper No. 24.
Paper No. 25.
Hydraulics of the Locks of the Panama Canal.
By R. H. Whitehead.
The Electrical and Mechanical Installations of the
By Edward Schildauer.
The Reconstruction of the Panama Railroad.
By Frederick Mears.
Permanent Shops, Pacific Terminals, Panama Canal.
By A. L. Bell and H. D. Hinman.
Terminal Works, Dry Docks and Wharves of the
By H. H. Rousseau.
Coaling Plants and Floating Cranes of the Panama
By F. H. Cooke.
Aids to Navigation for the Panama Canal.
By Walter F. Beyer.
The gift of these bound volumes by Mr. Whitehead will surely be
greatly appreciated by personnel of the Canal who may use them for in-
formation and study and will be a valuable contribution to the library.
THE CURTAIN FALLS
Allen Boyd Bartholomew, 24, member of a well known Canal Zone
family, died May 18 in Chicago after a long illness. He was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bartholomew of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly
residents of Gamboa,'C.Z. Allen was born in Panama Hospital, and was
a graduate of Balboa High School with the class of 1954. In addition to
his parents, he is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Hot Springs, a brother,
William F. of Milwaukee, Wis., and a sister Mrs. E. M. Krueger of Los
Rios, Canal Zone.
Word has been received of the death, on June 5, 1960, of Mrs. Agnes
Wilcox, who was well known as a travel agent on the Isthmus. Mrs.
Wilcox who was born in Colon, April 8, 1909, is survived by her daughter
Mrs. Richard O'Donnell of Mercer Island, Wash., also her mother, Mrs.
Robert Wilcox of New York City and a sister, Mrs. Martin E. Hottel of
Teddie I. Boseman, 71, who made his home in Arraijan, R.P. since
his retirement died at Gorgas Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Boseman
began work on the Canal Zone in 1920 and was employed over the years
in the Mechanical Div., Health Dept. and in the Municipal Engineering
Div., until his retirement in September 1950. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ruth E. Boseman, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth M. Schroeder of Curundu,
C.Z. and a son, John W. Boseman of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Mr. James Davenport, for many years a member of the C.Z. Police
Dept., died May 18, 1960 in the Veterans Hospital in Durham, N.C. Mr.
Davenport made his home in Kingston, N.C. He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Mrs. Frances Coman, who makes her home in Hawaii. He is also
survived by four grandchildren.
Word has been received of the death of Miss Elsie Keyser who was
at the Seawall Mission in Panama for many years. Miss Keyser died
March 8, 1960 in Alhambra, Calif., in a home for retired missionaries.
Mrs. John F. Droste died in Coco Solo Hospital. Mrs. Droste had
been a resident of the Canal Zone for the past ten years and was a mem-
ber of the Emblem Club and was affiliated with the Holy Family Church
in Margarita. She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Mrs.
Walter Crampton of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. John F. Frensley of Coco Solo
and Esther and Sandra of Coco Solo; two sons, John and William who
also live in Coco Solo. Mrs. Droste is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Jessie Luques, 95, died May 21, 1960 in Gorgas Hospital fol-
lowing a short illness. Mrs. Luques had lived in the Canal Zone for the
past 19 years and made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wise of
Balboa. Mrs Wise was the granddaughter of Mrs. Luques.
Robert Burn, died June 4, 1960 in Ocean Gate, New Jersey, of a
heart attack. Mr. Burn is survived by two brothers Archie H. and William.
Mrs. Sam (Blanche) Hess of Highlands, Indiana passed away May
20, 1960 in a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Mrs. Hess had been in
ill health for several months. She is survived by her husband.
Robert M. Gamble Sr., 78, died June 8, 1960 in the Baptist Hospital,
Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Gamble was a successful insurance man in Memphis
and was a member of the Million Dollars Round Table, having sold a
million dollars worth of insurance in one year. Mr. Gamble went to the
Canal Zone in 1906 and left in 1914. Six years of his service was as quar-
termaster at Gatun. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie M. S. Gamble, to
whom he would have been married 50 years next October. He is also sur-
vived by a son Robert of Washington, D.C., a daughter Mrs. William C.
Marshall Jr. of Memphis, a brother Neil M. Gamble of St. Louis, and
Charlie Hilty, old time Canal employee, died recently at his Jack-
sonville, Florida home. Mr. Hilty was one of a colorful group of athletes
years ago in his home town of Birmingham, Ala. His passing led to a
glowing tribute to him as "The Father of the Gator Bowl Football game"
by Jacksonville Sports Editor Jack Hairston. Mr. Hilty was engaged in
the soft drink bottling business in Jacksonville. He is survived by a
brother, Casper P. Hilty of Birmingham.
Mrs. Minerva B. Blass, 80, died Saturday, May 28, 1960 at her home
in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mrs. Blass, born in Millgrove, Pa., moved to St.
Petersburg 2 years ago from the Panama Canal Zone. Mrs. Blass is sur-
vived by her daughter Mrs. Sallie F. McKeown with whom she made her
home, and a son, Clinton C. Blass of Dumont, N.J.
Thomas J. Williams, 79, of 7717 Huntley St., Tampa, Fla., passed
away May 10, 1960 in a Tampa hospital. Mr. Williams is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Althea Williams of Tampa; a sister, Mrs. Wallace J. Bige-
low of Miami, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Nelson E. Knapp of New Haven, Conn.,
and a foster son, Robert F. Rogers of Tampa.
Mrs. Agnes Hunt, died May 10, 1960 following a long illness. Mrs.
Hunt, the wife of William J. Hunt, a former employee at the Miraflores
Filtration Plant, is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward Phelan
of New York City and Mrs. Theodore Ramos of Lima, Peru, S.A.
Mrs. Ida E. Harrison of 35 Garces Drive, San Francisco, Calif., died
Tuesday, May 10, 1960, while on a vacation trip at Santa Maria, Calif.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her husband, Mr. John C. Harrison of San
Francisco, formerly of Gamboa, C.Z.
Mr. Ernest E. Hayes of 3447 Beechway Blvd., Toledo, Ohio, died
May 14, 1960. Mr. Hayes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ernest Hayes and
by a brother, Mr. Frank Hayes of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Albert B. Caruthers, 80, who retired from the Canal Zone in 1934,
died recently in Saugus, Calif. Mr. Caruthers began his Canal service in
June, 1906. At the time of his retirement he was an employee of the
Mechanical Division. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Max (Jessie)
Hanson of Saugus and Mrs. J. O. Deslondes of Balboa, C.Z.
Mal L. Dodson, 68, of Tampa Fla., died in a Tampa hospital, on
June 15, 1960. Mr. Dodson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mal L. Dodson
of Tampa, three sons, Dean L., of the Canal Zone, Richard H., Reading,
Pa., and William H. of Stratford, Conn. He is also survived by two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Marion D. Bowen, Canal Zone and Mrs. Patricia D. Motykiewicz
of Tampa, and 13 grandchildren.
Mrs. Edith Garland Tucker Morris, 79, widow of the late Rt. Rev.
James Craik Morris Sr., former bishop of the Episcopal diocese on the
Canal Zone, passed away recently in Wilmington, Delaware. Bishop Mor-
ris organized the Bella Vista Children's Home in Panama City and Mrs.
Morris was a devoted worker in raising funds for the project. Mrs. Morris
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Wells and Miss Edith Morris,
a grandson, Craig Wells and a brother, George B. Tucker of Madison,
Roy S. Mosher, 73, former Panama Canal employee and a well known
retired businessman in Panama died in Gorgas Hospital on June 12, 1960.
Mr. Mosher is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Mosher and his daugh-
ter, Mrs. Jayne French of Monterey, Calif. There are three grandchildren,
William, John and Noel French. Three brothers and a sister also sur-
vive. They are Austin Mosher, Menlo Park, Calif., Edward D. Mosher of
San Francisco, Calif., Ernest T. Mosher of Napa, Calif., and Mrs. Florence
Mendoza of Santa Cruz.
John K. Baxter, 78, died recently in Winter Park, Fla. J.K.B. was
famous as a columnist, of the Star and Herald and the Panama American.
In the mid-twenties his column's title was "Goulash" and occasionally
under the heading of "Caviar". In later years the title for his column was
"Pro and Con Mostly Con". J.K.B. left the Canal organization in 1925 to
join the newly established Panama American. He left the Isthmus two
years later and made a trip around the world. He settled in France for
five years and then returned to the United States, where he retired in
1946 after heading the Social Security Board at South Bend, Indiana.
After his retirement he resided in Florida and was a frequent contributor
to the Panama Canal Record. He was a graduate of Harvard and of Heid-
elberg in Germany. He is survived by two sons, John, of Chicago and
William of North Hollywood, California.
Mrs. Edmonia Dignam, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs.
Rosemary D. Reardon at Los Rios, died in Gorgas Hospital. She had been
a patient there since March 25.
Mrs. Dignam was born April 10, 1892, in Pennsylvania. She came
to the Canal Zone in 1928 with her husband, the late Richard T. Dignam
Sr., who was assistant manager of wholesale housewares in the Commis-
sary Division at the time he retired.
Mrs. Dignam is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. Michael S.
Brzezinski of Brazos Heights.
Word has been received of the unexpected death of Richard B. Daly,
a former Zonian who was stricken by a heart attack in Maracaibo, Vene-
zuela. He was 51.
Mr. Daly was employed by the Panama Canal Company as an elec-
trical welder and diver from 1939 to 1949, when he left to enter business
He is survived by his wife and son in Venezuela; his mother, Mrs.
Lola Gachez; five sisters, Mrs. Catherine Johnson and Mrs. Wilkinson of
Panama City, Mrs. Annabelle Henderson of Fort Gulick, Mrs. Newell of
La Mesa, Calif., and Mrs. Vickie Mayo of Golden, Colo.; a brother,
Robert of Panama, and another brother living in New York.
Word has been received of the sudden death of August Edward
Schular on June 7 in Illinois. Mr. Schuler had been a hospital adminis-
trative officer in the Canal Zone until November 1957, when he returned
to reside in Roanoke, Ill.
Mr. Schuler was born January 7, 1901 in Roanoke, Ill. He began his
Canal Zone service as a clerk in the Locks Division in 1939. He trans-
ferred to the Health Department as an administrative assistant in Sep-
tember 1940. In January 1953 he was promoted to hospital administra-
tive officer, a position he held until he returned to live in the United States.
Mr. Schuler knew many people on both sides of the Isthmus as he
worked with the old Colon Hospital as well as Gorgas Hospital, and the
Health Bureau office at Balboa Heights.
Capt. Leo P. Donahue, one of the Panama Canal's pilots died in Coco
Solo Hospital where he had been a patient since March 25. He was 43
Capt. Donahue came to the Canal Zone in 1953 as a pilot-in-training
and was made a full pilot the following year. All of his Canal service has
been with the Cristobal Port Captain's office.
Born in Dallas, Texas, he was a graduate of the Massachusetts Nauti-
cal School. He became a cadet with the United States Lines in 1935 and
served on various ships of the line. At the time he resigned to become a
Canal pilot he was master of a US Lines ship in the Far East trade.
He held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the US Naval Reserve.
Capt. Donahue is survived by his wife and nine-year-old son, Leo F.
Donahue III of Margarita.
Christopher C. Bennett, Elevator and Cranes Inspector for the In-
dustrial Division, collapsed Thursday, June 9, 1960 while at work at the
Balboa Drydock and died a few minutes later. He was 61 years old! and
had been slated for retirement when he reached his 62nd birthday the
end of this month.
He arrived in the Canal Zone September 8, 1939, and was employed
as a machinist in the Mechanical Division. In 1943 he was promoted to
foreman machinist and in 1944 to leadingman machinist. He resigned in
1946, but in 1947 was reemployed as a machinist and a year later was
promoted to elevator and crane inspector, the position he held at the
time of his death.
On page 17 of the June Record, Curtain Falls, the report of the
death of Edward S. Strother was an error. The report should have
read, Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Edward S.
Strother of Shady Cove, Oregon on February 2, 1960 following
a long illness. Mrs. Strother is survived by her husband.
George E. Duckworth, 80, of 578 West Main Street, Peru, Indiana,
died in February at Dukes Hospital following a long illness. A retired
farmer, he had worked on construction of the Panama Canal. His first
wife, Viola Speece, died in 1938. He was married in 1945 to Matilda Webb,
who survives him. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Seymour Good-
speed, Long View, Calif., a step daughter, Mrs. Tempest Dyer, Indian-
apolis, two grandchildren and two great--grandchildren.
Capt. William R. Calcutt, former Panama Canal pilot, died suddenly
in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 59 years old. Born in Alameda, Calif.
Capt. Calcutt served with the Navy during World War I. After the war
he served aboard the Grace Line and Panama Mail Line ships. He joined
the Canal organization in January 1935 as a dock foreman and began
his pilots training the following year. He was made a full pilot in 1938.
Since his retirement, in April. last year, the Calcutts have made their home
in Santa Barbara. While on the Canal, practically all his service was out
of the Cristobal Port Captain's office.
Dr. Albert Blanshaft, 51, died Sunday, July 2, 1960 at his home in
Ancon, C.Z. A native New Yorker, Dr. Blanshaft went to the Canal Zone
in February, 1941 as a physician with the Health Bureau. He served at
various community dispensaries, among them Balboa and Gamboa, before
he was assigned to the Outpatient Service at Gorgas. In addition to his
wife he is survived by his parents who reside in New York City.
Robert W. Erickson, 68, of Hudson, Wisconsin, died July 3, 1960
in St. Luke's Hospital in St. Paul. Mr. Erickson was a veteran of World
War I and went to the Canal Zone in 1922. He retired as Assistant Super-
intendent with the Motor Transportation Division. Mr. Erickson is sur-
vived by five sisters, Ida Erickson of Hudson, Wis., Mrs. S. A. Sundstrom
of Hudson, Mrs. Russell Drake of Neillsville, Mrs. Alfred Swanlund of
Afton, Minn and Mrs. Alvin Holde of Excelsior, Minn., and one brother,
George A. Erickson of Kennan. He is also survived by 13 nephews and
Mrs. Ferne Harris Burton of Balboa passed away in Gorgas Hospital.
Mrs. Burton had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Burton went to
the Canal Zone in February 1946. She is survived by her husband Eldridge
N. Burton, one son, Eldridge N. Burton, Jr. She is also survived by two
sisters and four brothers.
Alfred White, retired employee of the Dredging Division, died at
Gorgas Hospital. Mr. White went to work on the Canal Zone in 1907 as
a powderman and later worked with the Municipal Engineering Division.
In 1920 he transferred to the Dredging Division and held the position of
mate on one of the Division's',drill boats at the time of his retirement in
1943. Mr. White is survived by his wife, three sons on the Isthmus and
a daughter ,in California. Mr. White was 79 years old and for several
years has made his home at the Tivoli Guest House.
Anna Mae Wilcox Lewis Hottel, Colon-born wife of Rear Admiral
Martin P. Hottel, USN (ret), died July 1 at the Washington Hospital
Center, according to word received here.
She was the sister of Agnes Wilcox, well-known Panama resident,
who herself died here three weeks ago.
A native of Colon, Panama, Mrs. Hottel was the daughter of the.late
Robert Wilcox, one of the pioneers in the development of the Gold Coast
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hottel is survived by a daughter, Andrea
L. Lewis, and a step-daughter, Edith B. Hottel, both of the home address,
and her stepmother, Mrs. Robert Wilcox, of New York City.
Seymour Paul, former Director of Personnel for the Canal organiza-
tion, died at his home in Harrisonburg, Virginia following a long illness,
according to news received by friends. He was 72 years old.
A well known old timer, Mr. Paul went to the Isthmus in 1911 from
his home in Harrisonburg. Soon after joining the Canal organization he
was assigned to a special service unit as associate editor of the Canal
Record. In 1914 he became editor at about the same time that the Canal
Record was transferred to the Division of Civil Affairs.
During the following years, Mr. Paul played a considerable part in
the early organization of the Personnel Division and the Bureau of Sta-
tistics of which he was chief for eight years. He was named Chief Per-
sonnel Officer in 1934 and Director of Personnel in 1939, a position he
held up to the time of his retirement from Canal service in March 1950.
Surviving him are his wife Mrs. Jane Paul and a daughter, Mrs. The-
odore Davenport, of Summit, New Jersey; and two sons, Seymour Jr., of
Harrisonburg and John, who is a student in Virginia.
Mr. Charles Clinton Cameron died April 28, at the age of 83 years,
at Woodruff Community Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., unexpectedly,
after a short illness. He was born in Wakefield, Mass., on Feb. 13, 1877.
He was a Past Master of Chagres Lodge, A.F. & A.M., a Spanish
American War Veteran, and one of the Canal's old-timers, having been
first employed at Culebra in June 1906. At the time of his first retirement
in June 1933, he was employed in the Record Bureau at Balboa Heights.
In August 1941, he returned to the Canal Zone with his wife, to visit his
daughter, and was reemployed in the Record Bureau, from which he
retired a second time in May 1944.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence H. Cameron, daughter Mrs.
Janice C. Ross, grandson Gordon C. Gregory, two great granddaughters,
two brothers and one sister.
William McCormick, 67, retired employee of the Air Force, died at
Corozal Hospital where he had been a patient for some time.
Born in Galesburg, Kansas, Mr. McCormick came to the Canal Zone
in 1941 as an employee of the Panama Construction Company. About
seven years later he was transferred to the Air Force and worked at both
Howard and Albrook Fields.
In 1952, the year of his retirement, he was in charge of the high
octane fuel tanks at Albrook.
Mr. McCormick had lived at the Balboa Y.M.C.A. for some years.
He is survived by a brother, M. M. McCormick of Bedford, Va., and
a sister, Mrs. Lee Huntley, of Gualala, Calif.
Mrs. May L. Hall, 56, a resident of the Canal Zone for over 25 years,
died July 7, 1960 at Gorgas Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Hall was the wife of Casey J. Hall, a member of the Canal Zone
A native of New York City, she came to the Canal Zone with her
husband in 1934. Mrs. Hall was active in church work at St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church at Cocoli.
Other than her husband, Mrs. Hall's only surviving close relatives
are two aunts, Mrs. Esther Coltos, of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Maude
Challes, of New Castle, Pa.
Chester Ray Boltz, 53, of Gatun was killed June 28, 1960 while test-
ing a ground wire of an 11,000-volt aerial power line on Randolph Road
approximately opposite the location of the old incinerator.
The accident occurred about 9:50 a.m. Boltz, who was employed as
a lead electrician for the Electrical Division, apparently came into contact
with a live wire.
Boltz was first employed with the Electrical Division when he came
to the Canal Zone in May, 1940.
Charles S. Boyer, 80, of Ocala, Florida, died in his sleep on July 26,
1960. Mr. Boyer was a Lieutenant in World War I. He was a Canal em-
ploye in the Mechanical Division from 1907 to 1917. For the past twelve
years, he operated a motor court in Ocala. He is survived by his wife,
Lotta Boyer, one daughter, Mrs. George Rhodes and three grandsons.
Mrs. Patricia F. Whitcombe of Seattle, Washington informs us that
her father, Mr. James A. Sullivan passed away April 28, 1960.
Gustavo John Tassinari, 48, died recently in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Mr. Tassinari was a former Canal employee and worked as a machinist
with the Municipal Engineering Division and Motor Transportation Divi-
sion. He left the Canal Zone in 1951 and for several years has been living
on Cape Cod. Mr. Tassinari is survived by his wife, Majorie Brooks Tass-
inari; also his parents, four brothers and two sisters, all of whom live
Mrs. William Bolz, 76, died Saturday, June 25, at the Hill Haven
Rest Home in Newport Beach, California. Mr. and Mrs. Bolz were long
time residents of the Canal Zone, and left the Zone in 1945. Besides her
husband, Mrs. Bolz is survived by a daughter, Harriet Johnson of New-
port Beach, one grandson and two great grandchildren.
Word has just been received from Mr. J. T. Veen, that Mrs. Veen
passed away on April 9, 1960 in Palmetto, Florida. Mr. Veen is now in
California with his son W. Z. Veen, 9142 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley,
Mr. Claude Strobridge of New Braunfels, Texas, died July 14, 1960
in a New Braunfels hospital, following surgery. Mr. Strobridge retired
from the Zone one year ago. He is survived by his wife. There were no
Floyd M. Dondanville, 43, died July 13, 1960. Mr. Dondanville re-
tired from the Navy on June 1st. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna
Dickson Dondanville, a former Canal Zone resident and one time member
of the Red, White and Blue troupe. Mrs. Dondanville plans to make her
home with her parents at Mansion Road, Hollis Center, Maine.
David L. Bishop, 44, a Canal Zone policeman, died suddenly at Gor-
gas Hospital. Mr. Bishop joined the Canal organization June 1, 1938. He
left the Zone in 1945, and returned in February 1951. He is survived by
his wife Mrs. Audrey Hudson Bishop, and three daughters, Mrs. Helene
Wathon, Charlene and Sheila, all of Balboa.
Mrs. Essis H. Shirley, 70, a resident of Hot Springs for the past 13
years, died Saturday June 11, 1960 at her home, 125 Langston.
She was born in Pennsylvania and was a member of St. Luke's Epis-
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Guidry, Pineville, La.; a
sister, Mrs. Emma Eberhart, New Bethlehem, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Harry C. Groschup, 66, died July 27, 1960 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Groschup moved here 2 years ago. He
was a retired machinist, having worked for the U.S. Government in the
Canal Zone for 30 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Panama Canal
Zone, the Elks Lodge, Balboa, Canal Zone, and the Panama Canal Zone
Association, St. Petersburg.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Elsie Gunst, Philadelphia, a niece,
Oaklyn, N.J., and a brother in Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Blanche Grove Palmer, 79, who served as an Army nurse during
the building of the Panama Canal, died July 25, 1960 in her home, 543
Oberdick Drive, Greenock H:eights, McKeesport, Penn.
She was born October 17, 1880, in Hamilton, a daughter of the late
B. W. and Clar Reed Grove. She served as an Army Nurse during World
War I and at the Canal Zone for 13 years. She was a member of the
Panama Canal Society of New York, St. Petersburg, Fla. and Washington,
D.C. She came to the McKeesport area ten years ago from Philadelphia
where she had resided most of her life.
Widow of Harlan E. Palmer, she is survived by a brother, Harry
Grove of Glassport; and three sisters, Mrs. J. P. Baird, with whom she
resided, Mrs. Orpha King of Elwood City and Mrs. Dollie Caylor of Ring-
Word has been received of the death of Mr. W. C. Reynolds of Hud-
donfield, New Jersey. Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife and a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Glen Kirkpatrick of Huntington Hills, Rochester, New York.
Mrs. Minnie Housel, 84, died July 25 1960 at Gorgas Hospital fol-
lowing a long illness. Mrs. Housel is survived by four daughters, Mrs.
Lee Biel of St. Petersburg, Mrs. Vincent Lombroia, Mrs. Langdon Gunn
and Mrs. Thomas Page of the Canal Zone. She is also survived by a sister
Mrs. Ruth Page of St. Petersburg, and eight grandchildren.
Frederick Irving Nobles, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 1960 in a St.
Petersburg Hospital. Mr. Nobles, a former Canal employee, retired 17 years
ago as Editor for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He is survived by his
wife, Harriet L., two daughters, Mrs. Helen Sheppard, Arlington, Va., and
Harriet Dunnelli, of Chicago, Ill. He is also survived by three grand-
There is no death! The stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore;
And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown
They shine for-evermore.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER
Covering the period from April 10th through July 31, 1960
Still a few more picnics this summer also two business meetings,
which will be made short and sweet so that you can all still have time
September 12, 1960, Lake Maggiore Noon.
"October 10, 1960, Lake Maggiore Noon.
(*) Indicates business meeting.
November 14, 1960, Tourist Center, 2 P. M.
December 12, 1960, Tourist Center, 2 P.M. Christmas Party
There have been many visitors to our town since summer started, and
it has been wonderful to see and visit with them there is nothing like
being with folks that one has known for many years. We promise to make
the business meetings very short so that you will have time to visit in
November and December.
Many have not paid their 1960 dues, however I am still getting them
in slowly, but I don't want to hold up the September Record. Those who
have not paid their dues have received the 1960 Year Book, the March
and June Records, for which they have not paid really this is not fair
to those who pay promptly even before the March and June Records.
1741 have paid for 1960, 96 for 1961, 13 for 1962, 6 for 1963 and
4 for 1964. The following list shows the number who have yet to send
in their 1960 dues.
Cuba 1, El Salvador 1, Puerto Rico 2, Republic de Panama 1, Canal
Zone 28, Alabama 1, Arizona 1, Arkansas 1, California 12, Colorado 2,
D. C. 1, Florida 12, Georgia 2, Illinois 3, Iowa 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 3,
Louisiana 3, Michigan 2, Minnesota 1, Mississippi 1, Missouri 1, New Jer-
sey 3, New Mexico 1, New York 5, North Carolina 1, Ohio 2, Oregon 1,
Pennsylvania 3, Rhode Island 1, South Carolina 1, Tennessee 1, Texas 6,
Virginia 1. 5 have resigned, and 6 have dropped thru death.
For the benefit of those who have joined since last year, I would like
to show just how their $3.00 dues is distributed.
4 Records at 50 cents each --- $2.00
1 Year Book ------- .25
Stamps used during the year---- .08
Mailing Records and Year Book.. -..- .30
What YOU receive ----- 2.63
OUR working share per member -- .37
THESE ARE ACTUAL FIGURES AT THE PRESENT TIME.
At this time I would also like to remind those who joined the middle
of the year and paid only $1.50 for the balance of the year you will
NOT receive the 1961 Year Book until you have paid your dues for 1961,
so please send me the $3.00 to cover the dues for 1961 so that your year
book can be mailed out at the same time as the others. You will notice
at the bottom of your membership card the notation "Expires December
Please take time out to notify me yourself when you or your family
are ill in the hospital so that flowers can be sent don't depend on your
friends to let me know. Too, we can send flowers just ONCE each year -
that ruling was passed some time ago as there were some that were in the
hospital very often and the Society could not send several times each year,
however cards are sent to the member in the hospital when the Secretary
is notified. True, we do hear about some illnesses, but it is after the mem-
ber has gone home. It takes such a short time todrop me a card or phone.
The Year Book goes to the printer early in October and if any mem-
bers wish to give GIFT MEMBERSHIPS for Xmas and other times, it is
hoped that they will send them in so that they can be listed in the year
book If a gift is for Xmas the card will be held until the proper time
and then sent with a Xmas greeting with the name of the donor. You know
all members like to see their names in the Year Book NO' CHANGES
CAN BE MADE AFTER NOVEMBER FIRST.
If you send your Record on to a friend after you have finished read-
ing it, SIX CENTS in stamps must be put on the Record.
The 1961 Reunion takes place January 9th and 10th that is MON-
DAY AND TUESDAY This is necessary on account former com-
mitments had been made at the Soreno for a bridge tournament and
of course you know that hotel rates double in price January 15th. We are
truly sorry, but we could do no better. RATES ARE THE SAME -
$12.00 double and $8.00 single, both with bath.
I have Panama Canal Society pins and buttons for $1.25 which make
lovely inexpensive Xmas gifts, and our Panama Canal seal, or rather
sticker, is 25 cents.
NOTICE TO ALL SECRETARIES OF OTHER SOCIETIES
Please send me the names and addresses of your members as many
stop here to find out where various people make their homes I formerly
had such lists, but in the past several years have been unable to get them.
Please send me the names and addresses of your new officers, with
phone numbers, so that they can be inserted in the 1961 Year Book.
PLEASE SEND THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Happy birthday and anniversaries to all those whose days fall be-
tween September and December Records.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
No business meetings were scheduled for May, June or July but the
picnics were well attended. In addition to the regular picnics, our presi-
dent and a small committee arranged extra excursions for the Canal group.
The first trip in May was a delightful all day trip down Tampa Bay and
up the Little Manatee River on the excursion boat Miss Florida. Eighty
five members took advantage of the opportunity to join in the trip and all
agreed it was a pleasant and enjoyable day. In June, 34 members left
St. Pete in an air conditioned bus for an all day trip to Weeki Wachee
Springs. They enjoyed a trip down the river from the springs and also
the famous mermaid show in the underwater theater. Some folks carried
a lunch and others had lunch at the Weeki Wachee restaurant. Our Presi-
dent, Mr. Kelly, was able to get reduced rates for the members who
desired to avail themselves of the opportunity of a pleasant days outing.
At the July picnic at Lake Maggiore, St. Petersburg, Fla., there were
several visitors. Among them were,
Mrs. J. M. Jenkins of Eue Galle, Florida, who was visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Macon Turner.
Mrs. R. K. Gilchriest and two boys of Schenectady, N.Y. visiting
Mrs. Gilchriest's parents Mr. and Mrs. Louis Warner of Pinellas Park, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Specht of Gatun, C.Z. who were visitors with
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Deavours of St. Pete.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Anderson of Clearwater, Fla. formerly of Coco
Mrs. Deakins of St. Pete was surrounded by several members of her
family; they were Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Robinson of Margarita, C.Z., Col.
and Mrs. Walker of St. Pete, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Passmore of Pinehurst,
Georgia. In Mrs. Deakins group four generations were present, Grandma
Deakins, daughter Mrs. Walker, granddaughter Mrs. Passmore and great
granddaughter Carol Passmore. Other visitors were:
Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Palmer and two daughters of Margarita, C.Z.
who are visiting Mr. Palmer's mother in Gulfport, Fla. and Mrs. Palmer's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hern in Clearwater, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foster and family of Balboa visiting Mrs. L. W.
Foster of St. Pete.
Mr. and Mrs. O. F.IMurray of Boulder, Colorado who with their son
Jimmy and family from Scotia, New York, have been vacationing at
Madeira Beach, St. Pete.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert DuVall and family visiting Mrs. DuVall's
mother, Mrs. Kuhn of St. Pete.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Harris of the Canal Zone visiting Mr. Harris'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Harris of St. Pete.
Mrs. Jean Mann and two children of Coffeyville, Kansas, spending
about five weeks in Gulfport, Florida while their daddy is at Camp in
Wyoming. They are the guests of Mrs. Mann's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cunningham of Balboa, C.Z. and two of their
children, Thomas and Linda Sue are the guests of Mrs. Cunningham's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Potter of St. Pete. Thomas will enter the
University of Missouri this fall and Linda is in High School on the Zone.
For news of the Cunningham's oldest son Richard (see Engagements and
Weddings). Their son Edward is in the Marine Corps and is in the
Marine Band at Camp Lejune, North Carolina.
There were over one hundred at the picnic and it was indeed a pleas-
ure to have so many visitors with us.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Heinz (Aurelia Carkeet) and Mrs. Heinz father,
Mr. George E. Carkeet, Sr., were in St. Petersburg recently (July 16th) on
their way to Sarasota, Miami, and perhaps Key West, then back the East
coast of Florida and home to Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Heinz and family left the Zone in 1915 to make their home in
Memphis, Tennessee, where her brother Stuart G. Carkeet and family
still make their home, then later on moved to Houston.
It was wonderful to talk with Aurelia, so says Lucille Judd, because
they were school chums back in the good old days. Aurelia says that
the Winquists were their first neighbors when they arrived on the Zone,
later on when they moved from Gorgona to Balboa it was her good fortune
to have Mrs. Jessie Daniels Macfarlane, who was principal of the Balboa
High School at her teacher. They lived in Gatun, too, and it was certainly
remarkable the many people she remembered from those days.
Anyone who remembers Aurelia in the old days might drop her a
line she would love to hear from them. Her address is -
Mrs. Aurelia Carkeet Heinz
3757 Farber Street, Houston 5, Texas.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
True summer weather has finally arrived in the Bay Area which
means temperatures are in the low fifties at night and morning, and in
the high seventies and low eighties during the most of the day. Golden
sunshine prevails most of the time with light breezes. This is also the
time when most of us are making apricot jam and filling freezers with
all the wonderful fruits and vegetables so readily available in this area.
On Saturday June 11, our Society held its annual Picnic at Flood
Park in Menlo Park. Although there were only 77 persons present, every-
one had a very enjoyable day. There were quite a number of young people
present which added interest to the gathering. Harold Duncan made the
coffee. Sydney Neville, Merrill Judd and Buckley Yoder marked the
boundaries of the area assigned to us and posted route signs on the high-
ways leading to the Park. Mrs. Helen Yoder made name tags as members
and their guests arrived and Miss Jane Lindstrom handled the sale of
tickets for the Panamanian figurines. The pair was won by Mrs. Yoder,
holder of the lucky number. Our President, Enio Lindstrom called the
gathering to order for the brief business meeting and for the making of
announcements. Colonel Purdy, our Chaplain, gave the invocation. Among
the visitors at the picnic were Mrs. Wilma Siler of New Orleans, La. who
was visiting the Fred Andersons of Walnut Creek, Mrs. Leora Walling of
St. Petersburg, Fla. the guest of Arthur and Hannah Beard, and Jo Yoder,
cousin of Buckley Yoder and his friend George Lassie of Seattle, Wash.
During the first week in May, Clare and Louise Comins of Silverton,
Oregon were the over-night guests of Florine and Jerry Prager in Berke-
ley. During their short stay in the Bay Area the Pragers took them to
call on their friends in Lafayette, San Leandro, San Carlos and Los Altos.
They planned to spend a month visiting friends in San Diego and then
go on to Phoenix, Arizona to see Mrs. Ella Piper.
Late in May, Jerry Prager spent a week in Stanford University Clinic
Hospital, returning home a happy man after the doctors found him to be
in very good health.
Enio and Alice Lindstrom of Walnut Creek made their annual trip
to attend the picnic of the Panama Canal Society in Los Angeles held on
Mr. H. A. McConaughey returned to his home following surgery at
Civic Center Hospital, .Oakland, late in May. In June Mr. and Mrs.
McConaughey spent some time with friends at their cottage on Clear Lake.
Word has just been received of the marriage of Elizabeth Cooley
Grider and Norman Sidney Stogner on Saturday the eleventh of June at
St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Visalia, California.
Mrs. Ethlyn Wood of San Carlos had her son Jimmy, as a guest
during the later part of May and early June, also attending the picnic on
Mrs. Leora Walling was the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Beard
en route to her home in St. Petersburg, Florida, after visiting her son
Howard and his family in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Earle G. Roby (Alice Sullivan) are the parents of a
daughter, Joan Elizabeth, their second child, born on June 9th.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cochrane (Jane Kaufer) are the parents of a
son, Thomas, born on June 10th at Sunnyvale, California. He is their
Betty Blesh, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Paul K. Blesh (Mathilda
Brewerton) presently of Naples, Italy, was graduated from High School
in Washington, D.C. in June of this year.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Harold Irwin of San Rafael have returned after tour-
ing the United States for two months from April 1st. Their trip took them
to the East Coast and Florida, where they saw many of their friends. How-
ever, their vacation was saddened by the death of Mr. Irwin's father in
Eau Clair, Wisconsin.
Robert and Billie Adams of Balboa with their family are expected
to visit Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Yoder of Los Altos in August. Their older
daughter Helen expects to enter Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas
Verne Mitchell reports that he saw Miss Lucille Hearne and Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Christopher, missionaries in Quito, Ecuador when he was there
last March on a business trip. All three persons would be happy to hear
from any of their friends. Letters may be addressed to them at Castilla
691, Quito, Ecuador.
Grady Robertson, son of Mrs. Ruth Robertson graduated from High
School in June. He plans to attend Junior College this Fall.
An announcement has been received of the recent marriage of Mrs.
Carlin Sankey and Mr. John Hulen of San Francisco. They will make
their home at 232 Yale St., in Berkeley, California.
George and Virginia Whaler with their four daughters have arrived
in the Bay Area where they will make their home for a year. George is
First Sergeant with the U. S. Army, and is stationed at the Oakland Army
Genevieve Dyer, wife of Wallace B. "Bud" Dyer of Concord, Cali-
fornia, suffered a "whiplash" injury to her neck in mid-July. She had just
gone off night duty at the Concord Hospital where she is a nurse and
was driving home at a speed of about 30 miles an hour when her car was
struck from behind by an irresponsible driver.
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Y. Ahlteen (Esther Miller) and family of three
children are leaving about July 25 for a vacation trip to Charleston, Illi-
nois. There they will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Miller,
formerly of Balboa. They expect to return in late August.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morgan of Menlo Park have returned from a
two-month tour of Europe.
Mrs. Jean Mitchell Smith has accepted the position of Laboratory
Assistant at the Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Wanke of Whittier were guests of friends in
the Bay Area over the 4th of July holiday. They left Whittier on a leis-
urely two-month trip which took them to Helena and Butte, Montana
where they were entertained by his sisters. From there they drove to
Arlington, Washington and spent some time with her sister and brother-
in-law. While in the Bay Area they saw Enio and Alice Lindstrom of
Walnut Creek, Helen and Buckley Yoder, Clara and Sydney Neville, Helen
and Merrill Judd of Los Altos, Mrs. Nina Brown of San Carlos, and the
Wesley Hutchings of San Leandro.
Mrs. Robert W. Hutchings, Jr. of Orangevale, California was called
to Arcadia, La. due to the death of her father on July 5. She returned
to San Francisco from Dallas, Texas by jet plane.
Miss Mildred Neely who was the house guest of Arthur and Hannah
Beard, has returned to Balboa where she is employed. She has just fii-
ished the building of a home in Sarasota, Florida which she and her
mother will occupy following her retirement.
Mary Rocker of Lafayette has spent several months with her parents
in Nebraska. Both parents are in their early nineties and not in the best
of health, so we cannot tell when Mary will be at home again. Mean-
while Norm is very capably taking care of things in Lafayette.
Sydney and Clara Neville are planning to leave by July 31 for an
extended trip to the Northwest and Canada. They will be accompanied
by their daughter and son-in-law, the Keith D. Rylls of Phoenix, Arizona
and two granddaughters.
Byrne and Armella Hutchings of Balboa are expected in the Bay
Area late in July. They arrived earlier in the month to visit their son and
his family, Pat, Jill and David in Inglewood, California, then flying to
the Hawaiian Islands for a three week vacation. Pat Hutchings is with
Space Laboratories, Inc. of Los Angeles. Besides visiting Wesley and
Mabel Hutchings, in San Leandro, they will meet Dr. and Mrs. Robert F.
Wildrick of Castro Valley, whom they entertained in their home in Diablo
in March. At that time Dr. Wildrick was en route to Yarinacocha, Peru
to give dental care to all the members of the Wycliffe Bible Translators,
missionaries, Christian Indians and employees at Tournavista. They will
visit other friends and relatives as far as Sacramento and Orangevale
before returning to Balboa in August.
While watching television, it was noted that Winter Collins of Balboa
was the Canal Zone delegate to the Democratic Convention recently held
in Los Angelees. Although we viewed the scene at the moment he pre-
sented his four votes for Lyndon Johnson, it was difficult to identify him
because of the immense crowd milling around at that particular spot.
The time is gone and that's all the news for this time. The members
of the Panama Canal Society of Northern California send greetings to all
their friends, both near and far.
Mabel L. Hutchings, Sec'y-Treas.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, D. C.
The twenty-fifth annual meeting and luncheon of the Society was
held at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C. May 28th, 1960.
Frank M. Hill, President of the Society presided over the meeting. Invo-
cation by Lt. Col. George J. Brennan, Staff Chaplain, Headquarters Com-
mand, U.S.A.F. Gov. Maurice H. Thatcher acted as Toastmaster. Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Col. Pierre Gaillard, U.S. Army (Ret). Edward
Tomlinson, writer on inter-American topics, spoke on the subject of
"United States Responsibility in the Carribean". In a prepared text of
his address, Mr. Tomlinson said, "We should insist upon the sanctity of
the Treaty of 1903, which grants us complete jurisdiction over the terri-
tory known as the Canal Zone". He opposed the raising of the Panaman-
ian flag over the Zone. Mr. Tomlinson said that any relaxation of United
States treaty rights would set a dangerous precedent, which the commun-
ists in other countries would exploit for subversive purposes. He also
spoke of the strong bridge-head the communists have established in Cuba
and of how working with the Organization of American States the United
States could help preserve freedom and democracy in the American na-
Special guests at the meeting and luncheon were:
Lt. Gen. Willis D. Crittenberger, U.S. Army (Ret) and Mrs. Crittenberger.
Maj. Gen. Glen E. Edgerton, former Governor, Panama Canal.
Vice Admiral John F. Shafroth, U.S. Navy (Ret) and Mrs. Shafroth.
Capt. Frederick L. Oliver, U.S. Navy (Ret) and Mrs. Oliver.
Lt. Col. George J. Brennan, Staff Chaplain, Headquarters Command,
The guest speaker, Mr. Tomlinson, for more than a quarter of
a century, has been an extensive traveler thru all the Latin American
countries and the West Indies and has acquired an unsurpassed knowledge
of the geo-political conditions obtaining in those regions, and is able to
evaluate them with fair objectivity. He is the author of the recently pub-
lished book, "Look Southward, Uncle" which is a most timely and able
discussion of the conditions and problems of these southern neighbors,
and the relationships of the United States thereto. Former Representa-
tive Maurice H. Thatcher, who acted as toastmaster is the only surviving
member of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES
We had a delightful picnic at Brookside Park, Pasadena, on Sunday,
June 5th, about 160 attending. It was good seeing so many of our "reg-
ulars" as well as a number of out-of-town guests: Mr. and Mrs. Caleb
Clement and family, and Mrs. Clement Sr. from Gatun, Canal Zone; Mrs.
Margaret Dalton of Panama; Sara de la Pena of Ancon, Canal Zone; Mr.
and Mrs. Godfrey from Santa Paula, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Enio Lindstrom
from Walnut Creek, California; Tom and Edith McGinn of Santa Bar-
bara, and their son, William; Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards and Carrie
Miller of Sepulveda, California; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stark of Colorado;
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ress of National City, California; Dorothy Cotton
Manthorn of San Diego; Mr. Harry Brown of Trenton, New Jersey; Mr.
and Mrs. Emil Weltz of San Diego; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Kent of Orlando,
Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Wanke of Port Hueneme, California; Mrs.
Cherry DeGrummond of Palm Desert, California, and her sons Jack of
Balboa, and Llye of Covina; Viola (Bissell) Shea, and Harry Bissell -
to name a few who attended.
The snapshots which appear elsewhere were taken by Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. B. Godfrey at the picnic--I think they got some very good ones,
and hope they reproduce clearly in the RECORD.
If any readers are in the Los Angeles area on September 11, 1960,
be sure to attend our picnic at Ferndell, Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Get
in touch with any of the officers or members to get directions how to
reach the park we hope to have a good attendance.
Mr. Harry M. Brown was working temporarily in Santa Monica, and
has now returned to his home in Trenton, New Jersey. While here he en-
joyed attending the picnic with Grace Brown, and seeing his old friends.
His sister, Ida Doyle, spent a few weeks with Grace Brown of Studio City,
and is now in St. Petersburg visiting relatives; Charlotte and Tom Page
of Cristobal vacationing in the States, drove to Florida with Mrs. Doyle.
Grace Brown also had as her guest Ellen E. Bailey of Balboa and they
were having a wonderful time talking and gadding about seeing the sights
in and around Los Angeles they called on Rose and Keith Tracy in
Zula Lee Smith, daughter of Grace Brown, was married to Mr. John
McCaskey in Little Brown Chapel of the West in Las Vegas on March
26th. Mr. McCaskey is an attorney in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Eva Hammer will leave in August for a trip which will include
western Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida, and return to California
in September. Her granddaughter Helen, is living in Florida.
Mrs. Estelle McLain is making her home on the Zone c/o J. Cor-
rigan, P.O. Box 1464, Cristobal. We shall miss her, and hope she'll be
very happy back on the Zone.
Sara de la Pena is visiting in Los Angeles came up to the States
with Moises and his family, who are visiting in San Francisco area. Sara
and Estrella live on the Zone: Eva (Gil) lives in Mexico City with her
husband and 3 children.
Mr. Neil H. Wilson of Margarita, Canal Zone, retired from the Canal
Zone service on July 23 after 311/2 years of service. He and his wife
(Dora Watts) and family will make their home in Riverside, California,
after traveling about the United States-and their son Tommy will attend
Ramona High School for his last two years of high school. The Wilson's
temporary address is c/o James H. Wilson, Box 228, Canoga Park, Calif.
Mrs. Ethel Cooper of Los Angeles recently entertained a group of
her friends from the Los Angeles Library at luncheon also present were
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Seiler and Mr. and Mrs. Mead Bolton.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Stilwell are on a trip to the east coast will
attend a class reunion enroute, also will visit daughter Norma and her
family in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Edith Needham of Monrovia, flew the Polar Route to Europe and
is spending three months traveling about and will visit relatives in Leeds,
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hoecker of Monrovia, were visited by their daugh-
ters this summer: from Palo Alto, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Welty (Dorothy
Hoecker) ; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Byrd (Mildred) from the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Leora Walling of St. Petersburg was a recent visitor on the
west coast. She visited her son and his family in Seattle; Mr. and Mrs.
Beard and other friends in Oakland; with Mrs. Irma King and Docia
Hodges in Monrovia. On her way back to St. Petersburg, Mrs. Walling
was to stop in Phoenix, Arizona, and other way-points.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Langdon of Monrovia are on a trip to Texas and
Mr. J. T. Veen, formerly of Florida, is now making his home with
his son and living at 9142 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley, California.
Mr. William Bolz writes that he sees Alice and Bob Seavey, and their
son Bob Jr. quite often. Bob Jr. has just returned from Iran where he was
in the service of the Army Engineers surveying boundary lines.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stark have left California for their home in
Colorado going by way of Phoenix. They plan on spending next winter
in Florida and nearby locations.
Mr. Arthur Wynne recently visited with Bill and Annie (Boyd) Barth-
olomew in Hot Springs, Arkansas. While there, they got together with a
number of Zoners for a picnic among those attending were Mrs. Lees,
Capt. & Mrs. Gus Kolle, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Allen, L. R. Byrnes and his
sister, Col. and Mrs. Villas, Johnnie Walker, Mr. Ed Boggs, Mrs. Adam
Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reining, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Atkinson. Arthur
reports a wonderful time.
Mrs. W. H. Peterson of Santa Ana, is in the east to visit with her
son Sydney, who is in the States on vacation from the Zone. Captain
Peterson plans on taking another boat trip soon.
Mr. Jere Beckman, son of Harry and Hilda Beckman, will be married
on August 27, 1960, in New York. He and his bride will return to Cali-
fornia to make their home at Davis, where Jere will attend graduate school
for veterinarians at University of California. Beverly (Beckman) Marri-
ner and son Mark will join her husband in San Francisco soon, when he
is released from the Navy. Kent Beckman, the eldest son, recently resigned
from the Marine Corps (Capt., Jet Pilot) and is going to the University
of Washington to work toward his degree in order to teach forestry. He,
his wife and daughter live in Washington state.
Mrs. Genevieve Long of Balboa, visited her son in Virginia, and was
a guest also of the Emerson Fuller's in Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hauss are at present spending some time in
Fresno, California, with his sister Elizabeth. They have not made up their
minds as to where they will settle would like Pasadena but find that
the smog there bothers them (forgive me-they said it, I didn't). They
recently had a visit with Mrs. H. M. Thomas, who was in Fresno with her
son-in-law and daughter, Max and Grace Garcia. They also had a nice
trip up to the high Sierras, and enjoyed the clear cool air.
Mrs. Frank Fitzpatrick is recovering from eye surgery we are
hoping she will have recovered sufficiently to attend our September picnic
-we miss them.
Mr. Al Paulsen is back in circulation after surgery. He recently
drove to Santa Barbara and had a good visit with his old friend Leo
Mr. Frank Violette of Panama City was a guest of the Emerson
Fuller's in Washington, D.C., on his way to Louisiana where he visited
his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sharp. Mr. Sharp is in
the States attending the University of Louisiana.
We have a report of the death of William "Jack" Calcutt, retired -
he was living in Santa Barbara. Also, we had word of the death of Mrs.
William Bolz at Costa Mesa, California, June 25, 1960. Mrs. Lillian
Farish, of Springfield, Illinois, died on May 14, 1960.
Mrs. Gordon H. Dalton, (Margaret) of Las Cumbres, Panama, has
been a house guest with Mr. and Mrs. Glenn B. Kerr. The three of them,
together with Mrs. Crooks, a cousin, had a delightful trip to northern Cali-
fornia went to Hearst's Castle at San Simeon, Carmel, took in the
scenic drive and other points of interest. They also visited the points of
interest in and around Los Angeles-Marineland, Knott's Berry Farm, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Morton (Bess) entertained for her sister, Mar-
garet Dalton took a trip up to the High Sierras, fishing-caught enough
for a couple of fish fries and had lots of fun, in spite of the fact that it
was cold up there. Bess is working for the Utility Department in the City
Hall at Monrovia and has to miss the usual trip to Oregon, however,
Mr. Morton and Margie will go for two weeks in August. Jimmie Morton
is home after two years in Korea, and will attend State College this fall
- Wally Morton will attend Mt. San Antonio College.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kerr entertained a few Canal Zone friends for
dinner in honor of Mrs. Leora Walling Mrs. Irma King, Mrs. Docia
Hodges, Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin, Mrs. Helen Rhodes and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall.
Letter from Helena Fitch, in Berkeley, California. She now has her
own apartment at 2511 Piedmont Avenue, and is happy to be near
her folks. Her niece, Teresa (Meckel) Turner lives quite near: and Mrs.
Fitch attended the Northern California picnic in June with the Jerry
Pragers. She wants to be remembered to all her old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hileman of Palmdale are taking their first
good vacation in seven years, since they went into business. They are
driving across country over the northern route, to Johnstown, Pennsyl-
vania, to attend the wedding of daughter Patricia Ann who was born
and raised on the Canal Zone. They will also visit in Wilmington, Dela-
ware, with John F. Wood Jr. (Jackie) and his family. They will return
the southern route.
Ewing Journey went by TWA to New York City, and then to Rangely
Lakes, Maine-to visit with his son-in-law and daughter, Ralph and Lucille
Davis, and their daughters Kay and Bonnie. The Davis' are on vacation,
staying at the Hilton Hughes cottage at the lake and will return to their
home in Diablo, Canal Zone.
Fritz and Winter Collins were recently in Los Anegeles they visited
with Ewing and Jane (Hall) Journey and brought them up to-date on
friends in the Zone and Panama. Mrs. Mary Hall, Jane's mother, is now
living with the Journey's at 11430 Riverwood Drive, Sunland.
A group of friends recently gathered at the home of Ewing and Jane
for brunch Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Parker,
Carrie Hackett, Grace Birkeland Brown, "Red" Koperski, Lillian Ruggles,
Mary Hall, Harry Brown of New Jersey had a wonderful time.
Wells and Anna (Van Siclen) Wright will be leaving the Zone the
first part of September Wells to retire August 31st. Their son, Dick,
will return to Dartmouth College in the fall. Anna and Wells will sail
to New York and then leave for Europe. In October Alton and Matt
(Brown) White of Gamboa will join them in Denmark, and the four of
them will tour Europe in a car the Wright's are to pick up. The Wright's
will continue touring after the White's leave them in December to return
to the states. After a quick Irip to Arkansas to see their daughter and son-
in-law, Jean and Charles McGinn, and their family, the White's return to
Margaret Wiggin and her sister Shirley Clymer of Ancon, were guests
of Helen Rhodes in Pasadena, after a vacation in Alaska. They also visited
their brother and wife in West Covina, who celebrated their 25th wedding
anniversary with an Open House Party on Sunday June 26th. Frank and
Martha Lerchen were also vacationing in California, and with their daugh-
ter, were luncheon guests of Helen along with Margaret and Shirley.
Helen's son, Major Howard D. Rhodes, has his orders to report to school
at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, General Staff school.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hall is spending a few weeks in northern California
-will visit Helen and Buckley Yoder and other friends in that area.
Our "Madam President" Virginia, and Martin Seiler had themselves
a perfectly stupendous trip first flying to Panama, where they were
house guests of Frank Violette, in Panama City. They saw many friends
-after an absence of more than a quarter of a century, they expected to
be unknown but while many of their contemporaries had retired the
younger group who had enjoyed weekends at Gorgona Beach years ago
were still there and they partied and visited. They found the Zone much im-
proved physically with modern homes and excellent landscaping-found
everything lovely and clean and green and many bright colored flowers,
more than in the old days. They hardly knew their way around Panama
City and the Zone lovely homes and apartments and settlements all the
way to Old Panama and beyond: Old Panama has been rehabilitated and
has park areas, shrubs and flowers, the ruins well marked with historical
placards. They visited Las Cumbres, a new development 7 miles from
Panama City on the Trans-Isthmian Highway, and found that it compares
architecturally with some of California's newest dream homes. They visited
"Alibi" Hutchings in his spacious Las Cumbres home. They found it a
thrill to drive from Balboa to Cristobal by car-and drove up to El Valle
for a weekend with Helen and Lawrence Adler in their "second home".
From Panama the Seiler's flew to Havana for a day or two then
to Costa Rica-and on to Miami. From Miami they went on a boat trip
to the Bahamas and what a delightful trip that was on the boat of
a friend, and they stopped when and where they pleased, at various islands
and coves. In Nassau Yacht Haven they encountered Mr. and Mrs. Ma-
cormack (Veronica Price) who were cruising out of North Carolina -
Mrs. MacCormack had grown up in Panama, attending Canal Zone
schools. They visited Hopetown on Elbow Cay, and atop a hill with a
gorgeous view, Capt. and Mrs. Clinton Baverstock have found anchor -
Capt. Baverstock was a pilot on the Zone he was in Nassau to shop
for building materials, but Mrs. Baverstock came aboard the "Hobsey"
and had dinner and spent the night with the Seiler's and friends. Martin
and Virginia returned to Los Angeles the last part of May.
Just in time for Virginia to get ready to start to Europe. She and
Arthur Wynne left on July 18, flying the Polar Route will be in the
Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Spain, Italy end up in Scotland,
and will be back on these shores the latter part of September. Martin will
keep the home fires burning and finish his projects at 991 Wellesley -
also he's on jury duty: Hedvig (Sundberg) and I will probably take him
down to Laguna this month for the Art Festival, and possibly a trip to
Las Vegas with the Tonneson's will help keep him out of mischief.
We heard from R. L. Dickersorn he lives at Lido Park, Newport
Beach, California. Also Joseph and Helen Kenway now living in Long
Beach they lived at Margarita, Canal Zone from 1941 to 1959.
As for myself not much excitement, but life goes on pleasantly.
Have no plans for a trip will take my vacation in January or February.
Feel sort of lost this year, no company from the Canal Zone.
Kindest regards to all our friends.
NEWS FROM MIAMI
About thirty-five former Canal Zone residents and several children
assembled at Matheson Hammock on June 19th to enjoy a buffet picnic
lunch and the brief business meeting which followed. Mr. H. S. Billing-
ton, president of the Panama Canal Society of Southeast Florida, presided.
He asked each one present to introduce himself and give his dates of Canal
service, Division, and present address. It was a pleasure to welcome sev-
eral Canal Zone visitors. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cain
with Nadine and Michael, of Balboa, Mr. and Mrs. John Wainio and fam-
ily of Balboa and Dr. and Mrs. Harry Eno of Colon, R.de P. We were
also happy to see Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bliss of Eau Gallie, Florida. "Curt"
was president of our Society last year.
Other interesting visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Hobbs who
were in Panama from 1908 to 1913, and their son and his wife, Mr. and
Mrs. John Hobbs. John was born in Empire. Both couples now live in
Our Canal Zone visitors brought us up-to-date on present events, re-
cent elections, and anti-Americanism in Panama. We heard something
about present housing with rent from $60 to $80 on two bedroom family
quarters. Jalousies can now be installed with proportional raise in rent
so employees can purchase and use air-conditioners, a real blessing in hot
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rodgers, recently retired from the Panama
Railroad, are now making their home in Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elwell and small daughter, Karen, of St. Louis,
are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Elwell of Opa Locka.
Dr. Gene Shirokov, Chief Surgeon at Gorgas Hospital, was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Clary in Miami for several weeks in June. Dr.
Shirokov attended the American Medical Association Convention in Miami
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Eno were also in Miami to attend the A.M.A.
Convention and afterwards spent several weeks at their home in Coral
Gables. They planned to leave in July for a vacation at their old-home
farm in New York State.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wainio and two children of Balboa were guests
for five weeks in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Melanson and her
mother, Mrs. Selma Wainio. We were so glad they could all be present
at our June picnic. Following their visit, Mrs. Melanson's brother, Robert
Wainio, his wife and two children from Margarita, were visitors in the
Melanson home for several days. And in July a third brother, James
Wainio, his wife and two children from Margarita, were visitors in the
a visit of several weeks. They tell of boarding the plane in Panama City,
then being off-loaded with fourteen other passengers because of an over-
load from South America. But Panama American Airways paid their ex-
penses at El Panama Hotel, notified the Melansons of the delay, and put
them on a jet the following day. Not all of us have been treated so well
after being off-loaded.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hutchinson of Diablo Heights were in Miami
a few days enroute to Vermont.
"Sis" Kalendar Foster of Cocoa, Florida, recently made contact with
Emily Bliss at Eau Gallie and the two had a good talk about Panama.
Mrs. C. C. (Laura) Snedecker of West Palm Beach celebrated her
eightieth birthday on June 19th and was delighted with the many cards
received on that occasion.
Mrs. Spencer Smith spent a week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Smith of Miami before returning to her home in Los Rios, C.Z. She was
accompanied by her sister and two children of Baton Rouge, La. who re-
mained with her for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence True have recently returned from another long
trip by auto. This time they went to Canada and their former home in
New Brunswick. They spent two delightfully cool months in the "land of
the maple leaf."
Mr. Lyman J. Benthall who retired two years ago and spent last win-
ter in Arizona, stopped briefly in Miami enroute to Canal Zone. He will
spend the winter with Mrs. Brenthall in Margarita and both plan to come
to U.S.A. for "keeps" next spring when Mrs. Brenthall is eligible for re-
Miss Odell Waters of Milwaukee, Wis. was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward R. Japs for several weeks. She has recently taken an apartment in
Miami and may decide to teach here next year. Miss Waters was a former
teacher in the Canal Zone.
Miss Gertrude Milloy stopped briefly in Miami enroute to Canal Zone
from Newton, Mass. where she has been with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James C. Milloy since last May.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford J. Skinner with their three daughters and baby
son, are spending a week or two with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S.
Skinner of Miami. Stanford is a lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mrs. J. S. Skinner reports receiving a card from the Roy Knoops in
Germany. The Knoops went to England to visit their son, Roy, who is an
exchange teacher there and they are now traveling on the continent.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Byrd and family from Canal Zone passed through
Miami recently enroute to Dothan, Alabama to visit his father, Dr. Jesse
L. Byrd, former Health Officer at Cristobal.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wills and six children of Margarita spent a month
at the Vagabond Motel in Miami. Mr. Wills is Harbor Master at Cris-
tobal. The two older boys remained in U.S.A. to attend college, one at
Xavier and the other at Georgia Tech.
Mrs. Juanita Blanshaft and Mrs. Harry Linker spent a few days in
Miami enroute to Balboa from New York following the death and burial
of Dr. Blanshaft.
Mrs. Hilda Wickens was the guest for several days of Mr. and Mrs.
H. A. Greame at their home in Miami Shores. She was enroute to her
home in Virginia after spending several months in Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Pearson who recently moved to Alameda, Califor-
nia write that they are delighted with their new home. They are not far
from their son, Bradley.
Mrs. Alvina Leach had the misfortune to break her hip and spent
some time in a Miami Hospital. We are glad to report that, accompanied
by her daughter, Helen Meisinger she was able to return to Canal Zone
and is doing well.
Curtis Bliss of Eau Gallie recently earned his private Pilot's license
and he and his wife, Emily, are enjoying some "high flying" over Florida.
We are happy to report that Mrs. Catherine (Bain) Shields returned
to her home in Miami in July and is getting along nicely. Mrs. Shields
had major surgery last February and has been recuperating in the homes
of her two sons in New Jersey.
Mrs. Billie Bowen Martin and daughter, Gail, flew to Panama in June
and spent two weeks as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rhyne in Balboa.
Mrs. W. T. Bowen of Coral Gables accompanied by her grand-
daughter, Gail Martin, left on July first for several weeks in Davidson,
North Carolina, to visit in the home of Dolly Bowen Hicks and family.
While they were there Lindley and Jackie Bowen Hall and children drove
down from New York City for ten days. Since W. T. Bowen Jr. and family
live close by, all nine of the Bowen grandchildren had a wonderful vaca-
tion together! "Grandma" Bowen returned home on July 25th.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bowen will meet Miss Lucille Hearne at the Air-
port tonight. Miss Hearne is a nurse with the Baptist Mission at Quito,
Ecuador but has been called home by the serious illness of her father,
Mr. John Hearne of Meridian, Mississippi. The Hearnes were long-time
residents of Balboa. The Bowens are also expecting a visit from Mr. and
Mrs. A. R. Lombroia, their daughter, Jane Burke, and her daughter, Joan.
The Lombroias have spent two months touring Europe and will spend
several days with the Bowens before returning to their home in Balboa.
Two more picnics of the Panama Canal Society of Southeast Florida
will be held at the Rock Shelter in Matheson Hammock on AUGUST 21ST
and OCTOBER 23RD. A "carry-in" buffet picnic lunch will be served at
one o'clock followed by a brief business meeting. Come on out and get
acquainted with former Canal Zone neighbors!
Have you any Southeast Florida news items for the Canal Record?
If so please call,
Ruth T. Metzger, Highland 6-2729
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF CHICAGO
The Chicago group met for their 37th annual meeting on May 7th,
1960, too late for news to get in the June Record. The meeting was named
the Harley L. Stuntz Reunion. Mr. Stuntz was Secretary-Treasurer of the
Chicago chapter for thirty-five years and recently celebrated his ninety-
third birthday. The principal speaker for the occasion was the Hon. J. V.
Beamer, Congressman from the fifth district of Indiana. Congressman
Beamer has long been a consistent and tireless exponent in Washington
for the best interests of the Panama Canal and its past and present em-
ployees. Mrs. Beamer, who is an excellent speaker, also addressed the
group. Dinner was served at 6:30 p.m. in the Lawson Y.M.C.A. in Chicago.
The Bob Wilhites returned home June 3rd after spending more than
a month traveling around, and report that this was one of their very best
vacations. Their first stop was Pensacola where they were present for the
Golden Wedding anniversary of Bob's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
L. L. Wilhite Sr. who left the Zone in 1936. The next stop was Mountain
Home, Ark. where they spent several days at the Green Gables Motel which
is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Colvard. Mrs. Colvard, formerly
Ruth Tryon, was a nurse at Gorgas Hospital. While there they called on
Dr. and Mrs. Ben N. Saltzman (Betty Bohan) and their three children.
The doctor has a 20 bed hospital. When they arrived at the doctor's home
they found Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan who were to baby-sit while the doc-
tor and Betty went to a convention. From Mountain Home the Wilhites
went to Topeka, Kansas, where they visited Hazel's sister and brother and
their families. They returned home through Missouri, Kentucky and Ten-
nessee, enjoying the mountain scenery.
The Milton Treadwells left July 2nd to attend the Shrine convention
in Denver. On the way there, they called on Sue Odom in Dothan, Ala.
and Theresa Comber in Boulder, Colo. While in Denver they saw Lena
Ingersoll and Garnet Koperski, the Fred Browns, the Taylors from Maine,
and the Evans from Greeley, Colo. They said the convention was just like
the P.C.S. Reunion!
Mrs. Lela Mae Holden is spending a summer vacation with her sister
in western New York State where she is enjoying the beautiful scenery
and cool weather.
Mrs. Edna Whitver also went north for a vacation. She went first to
Birmingham, Ala. where she met her niece and husband, the William
Grimes of the Canal Zone, who were there to attend the capping ceremon-
ies of their daughter Nancy who is taking nurse's training. They all drove
out to the middle west where Mrs. Whitver visited her brother and sisters
in Indiana and Illinois. On her way home she spent a few days with
Mrs. Roy Watson in Burlington, Iowa.
Miss Ruth Creasy and her mother are spending the season at their
summer home in Indiana. While there they had as house guests the Elmer
Orrs from the Canal Zone: then the Orrs came to Orlando and occupied
Miss Creasy's house here and "saw" Florida before flying back to the Zone.
Mrs. A. E. Erbe attended the regional and state convention of the
American Association of University Women held at the Deauville Hotel,
Miami Beach, July 5th through July 9th. Mrs. Erbe was a delegate of the
Orlando-Winter Park branch, and chairman of the press book which was
awarded first place for the State of Florida. Press books were submitted
from twenty-six branches and were judged by newspaper women repre-
senting the Miami Herald and Miami News.
Miss Priscilla Koperski of the Canal Zone is visiting her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Koperski. She will spend the rest of the summer va-
cation with them and will then attend school in Tampa.
Miss Frances G. Clary, who recently retired as a teacher in the Canal
Zone schools, and her sister, who also spent some time in the Zone, have
taken an apartment in Orlando.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Larkum of Maitland have sold their home and
apartments and are building a new house at the corner of Maitland and
Oakland Avenues, close by their former place.
REPORT OF TRANSIENT CHAPTER NORTH QUINCY, MASS.
Well, our membership is now 58; seven being "taken in", and three
repeats. There are no officers; just two cooks, one dishwasher, and all
members are bed-makers. Admission is by passwords, "Meal Ticket", or
"Commissary Book". Very few present Zoners would know the first one.
All must belong to the Florida Society.
May 24. Frank Violette arrived, and after touring Cape Cod we
went to Oldtown, Maine, so he could visit with old school friends and rela-
tives in his home town. On the way back we visited with Harry and Amy
Loring of Yarmouth. There we dropped an accumulated four month's
supply of Star & Heralds. Then on to Tom Jordan's, at Kennebunk Pond,
for a lobster feast and overnight stay.
June 9. Grover and Billie Bohan now with us. Grover, with Tom
Jordan and myself, called on Dr. Bates in East Weymouth. The doctor is
in good spirits in spite of his bad right side.
June 15. Newell and Blanche Shaw now occupying the spare rooms.
After calling on Dr. Bates we journeyed to West Harwich to see the
James Milloys. Mr. and Mrs. Milloy have both been ill but are well again
and active. Gertrude was there from the Zone. Bates Wieman, also from
Fayetteville, Arkansas, called and asked directions as to how to get to
our house. She got lost in Boston, and never arrived. We were all dis-
appointed. Then up to Maine and we called on Frank Brown, in South
Portland. He seemed in good condition, although slow in getting around.
Frank was full of humor and pleasantries. Then to see Mrs. Eva Dickson
in Hollis Center. The Dicksons have a most beautiful home away up on
a hill top. Dave is working in New Jersey. Next stop was for a lobster
feast with Tom Jordan. Dick and Ruth Taylor, who live next door, were
with us. Dick is about as active around the house and in his vegetable
garden as a person 20 years younger could be. The next day Ida took
Blanche to East Gloucester to visit with Everett and Marjorie Swinson.
June 24. Harry, Mary, Harry D. and little Evelyn Foster arriver per
schedule. Harry and Mary are our youngest members, and still in the
Working Class. They wanted to see New England, so-o-o first stop Miles
Standish graveyard and monument in Duxbury. Then to Plymouth; the
Mayflower and the Rock. Next stop to see the Milloys, and then to Hyannis
to see the "Good Halletts"; some passed away before 1800. Mary and I
called on Anna Dillon who is now in the Union Hospital, Fall River.
Anna is very sick and will appreciate hearing from her old friends. The
next day to Durgin-Park's, a famous restaurant in Boston's market district
now owned by Jim Hallett, a cousin. Many Zoners have eaten there. Then
Fanuel Hall, Old State House, Paul Revere's home, Old North Church,
and the site of the Boston Massacre. In staying active we traveled to New
Hampshire to see the Cathedral in the Pines, 'Indian Head, Great Stone
Face, and Mt. Washington. After a few day's rest, on to Nantasket Beach
where Evelyn spent the day on all the rides and Harry won the largest
white French poodle ever seen. The young folks got a thrill by throwing
snowballs; saved from last winter in our deep-freeze. On July First the
"young folks" left for Florida. We sure miss them as we do all'who visit
Now for a few days doing nothing; an "activity" not popular here.
July 10. Away we go to Kennebunk Pond, Maine, to spend two
weeks with Tom Jordan at his wonderful cottage. Unfortunately Dick and
Ruth Taylor are away to the Shrine Imperial Council meeting in Denver,
Colorado. We called on the Jim Maguires at Old Orchard and found typi-
cal retired Zoners; full of life and vigor. Jim had completed work on his
back yard. It included wheelbarrowing and shoveling about 18 cubic
yards of loam and gravel. JIM: "Don't race your motor, it is later than
you think." Their daughter Sue, from New York, and son Jim from the
Zone were with them.
July 15. Now for a real C.Z. Get-together. After preparing some
typical Panamanian foods, Tom, Dorothy (Ida's sister) Mary Manush, and
ourselves "set sail" for Yarmouth to surprise Harry and Amy Loring. Amy
is still her usual cheerful self, and Harry remains the active Maine citizen.
By way of reminiscing we showed C.Z. movies and colored slide pictures
of friends taken on our various trips. On July 16th Captain Al and Jessie
Forsstrom, with their grandson Pete, arrived from Rhode Island. They
left on the 18th.
July 22. Dick and Ruth Taylor return from Denver, so-o-o more
delightful late nights spent in just talking. They reported as having called
on Violet Wunsch in Wichita, Kansas, and spending some time with Dr.
Troy and Ellen Earhart in Mulberry, Indiana. All are well, except that
the doctor has a little trouble with his left arm. Otherwise he continues
to have that original and characteristic "bedside" manner.
July 25. Back to headquarters to prepare for more guests. Our
daughter and brood arrive the first of August. We expected Howard and
Dot Dworak from Gulfport, for a repeat performance, but they couldn't
get a Yankee Passport, so they cancelled out. DARN!! After this issue of
the CANAL RECORD is put to bed Editor and Editoress Kieswetter will
brighten our portals. Hope the lobsters are thru changing shells when they
arrive, for right now the meat occupies about one quarter of their housing.
Ida and Slim Hallett
IN AND 'ROUND ABOUT' HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Mr. and Mrs. Rob't. G. Rowe and son Rob't. of Balboa were visitors
in this Spa over the 4th. They flew their "Opal" to Miami and motored
here and then went onward to Wis. to visit relatives. Mr. Rowe is
Comm'y Manager at Diablo Hts. They were special guests of Mrs. Frances
Horter at the Park Hotel.
The John M. Norths, formerly of Gamboa, and now residing in
Tampa, were late June bathers in our Park.
We were all saddened by the passing of two members of our C.Z.
group, and we extend our most heartfelt sympathy to their loved ones:
Mr. Allen B. Bartholomew passed away in Cook Co. Hospital in
Chicago, on Wed. May 18, after almost a lifetime struggle against the
malady to which he succumbed. He leaves his wife, Patricia, his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bartholomew, his brother William of Milwaukee, and
a sister Mrs. Barbara Krueger of Balboa, to mourn his departure.
Mrs. Essie Shirley, wife of Tom Shirley, passed after several years
of illness, on Sat. June 11. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter,
Mrs. Eleanor Guidry of Pineville, La., and two grandsons, Thomas and
Wm. Holmberg of Los Rios, C.Z., and a sister, Mrs. Emma Eberhart of
New Bethlehem, Pa. Her husband, deceased since 1956, was the genial
PRR conductor, who went to the C.Z. in 1907. Mrs. Shirley arrived in
1916 and the couple resided in Ancon for many years before retirement.
Mrs. Barbara Krueger and daughter Valerie, flew up from the C.Z.
to be with her parents, and attend her brother Allen Bartholomew's funeral.
A number of our Ex-Canalers were delegates to the National NARCE
convention in Wash., D.C., June 6, 7, and 8th. Amongst the great crowd
of delegates were Mssrs. Newell Shaw and Grover Bohan from Ark., ac-
companied by their wives. Other ex-Zonians were Frank Gerchow, Geo.
Chevalier, Frank Wang, J. Phillips, F. Christi and F. Sasse and Fred
DeV. Sill of C.Z. The Bohans went from Wash., D.C. to visit relatives and
friends in N.H. and the Shaws went to Mass. and other points East.
Mrs. Archie Gibson (Gertrude), of St. Petersburg was an April visi-
tor and bather in our city.
"The Pan Canal Club of Central Ark.", was organized on Sun., June
10th. We Ex-Canalers especially urged on by the untiring efforts of Mrs.
Ann Bartholomew, had our first 'Get-to-gether' and 'Gab Fest' at 2 P.M.,
followed by a sumptuous chicken dinner at 4 P.M. at Jack and Lee's Place
on Rd. 7 south, with quite a surprisingly large attendance. A goodly
number of ex-CZ and Panama folks and visitors were rounded up after a
real cooperative 'drive' and while a number could not attend this time, we
hope for more to come next time. Everyone had a most enjoyable time, so,
as the 'atmosphere' of conventions pervaded our land, we decided to con-
vene again for more happy events-we voted, too,-nominating and elect-
ing; Fred Atkinson, Pres., Jack Reinig, Sec.-Treas., and the two Anns,
Mrs. Reinig and Mrs. Bartholomew, "Natl" Committee women, on
the Entertainment Committee, selecting time, places, programs, and "Eats"
for our next meetings the next one to be held in October.
Mr. Ed. M. Boggs formerly of Balboa and now of Livingston, Ala.,
is a visitor here, and joined us at our first "Reunion".
Mr. Arthur W. Wynne of Wash., D.C. flew over from L.A. to be
the house guest of the Bartholomews, and called upon his old C.Z. friends
in town. He, also, enjoyed our first get-to-gether. The next day he was
bound for L.A., and from there by Jet to fly the Polar Route to Copen-
hagen and enjoy a European trip. We all wish him a very enjoyable time.
Other out-of-town guests who were visitors and joined the local C.Z.
group on Sunday, July 10 were Capt. and Mrs. Gus Kolle of Russellville,
and Mr. and Mrs. James Allen and son Jimmie of Little Rock. Capt.
Marian Piper of U.S Air Force arrived here after her tour of duty in Ger-
many, to visit her parents, the Ed Pipers, and her grandmother, Mrs. Anna
Piper-was also a guest at our first Reunion. She has departed for her
new assignment in Louisiana.
Mr. Leon Dedeaux and brother departed for their home in Gulfport,
Miss. after taking a course of baths here in the Park. Mr. L. Dedeaux
called on his former Pedro Miguel neighbors, the Reinigs and they all
had a most pleasant time talking over old times' in the C.Z.
I'm moving, folks my new address will be 223 Linwood Avenue
-must hurry now! Frances S. Dorn
NEW YORK SOCIETY OF THE PANAMA CANAL
The New York Society of the Panama Canal held its 36th Annual
Reunion on Saturday May 7th, with a luncheon at the National Republi-
can Club. Colonel Ralph H. Sartor, presided. The ladies of the Auxiliary
joined the men for the speaking program, following their separate lunch-
eon at the same Club.
Doctor Richard H. Whitehead of Laconia, New Hampshire, formerly
Testing Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, and formerly Superin-
tendent, Pacific Locks, was among those present and gave an interesting
talk on "Papers presented to the International Engineering Congress at
the Panama Pacific International Exposition held in 1915 to commemo-
rate the opening of the Panama Canal."
Earl Harding, author of the book "The Untold Story of Panama"
also gave an interesting talk.
It was with profound sorrow that the members present learned of the
sudden passing of Mrs. Anna Russell, (wife of Bill Russell) on May 4th,
three days before the Reunion. It was a sad blow to Bill, and the funeral
was held on the day of the Reunion. It was the first time that Bill has been
absent since the Society was organized.
We also lost E. Paul Case (of Trenton) our Society Historian on
April 11th, and Frank Moore, one of our Directors on April 13th, both
with heart attacks.
For the year 1960, 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. DePurton
James T. Eason Arthur D. Webb
John J. Fitzpatrick, Secretary-Treas.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Picnic season is here again and is welcomed by everyone. The first
picnic was held May 18 at North Mills River and was enjoyed by 34
members and guests. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bentz (Balboa) now of Asheville
were welcomed guests but we were happy to report them as new members
before the picnic broke up. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Starford
Churchill, recently retired, Margarita, C.Z. who are looking for their new
The second picnic was held July 20 at Rhododendron Park, Asheville
and was enjoyed by 40 members and guests. Mr. and Mrs. Starford Church-
ill, who are now getting settled in their new home, and Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Dodson, formerly C.Z., also of Asheville, were welcomed as new members.
Mrs. Ernest Behlen is at present in a rest home in Asheville.
Dr. E. J. Howard reported seriously ill.
Mrs. H. C. Holland has returned home from Norfolk, Va. where she
has been visiting her husband's family.
Early in June, Margaret and Ross Holowell, and Barbara and Tom
Coleman made a quick trip to Dunellon, Florida, for the purpose of pur-
chasing some property. Visited in Ocala, Florida before returning home.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hollowell and children, Cody and Tinker, of
Coco Solo, C.Z. were house guests of Barbara and Tom Coleman in June.
Mildred and Wendell Greene were very happy to have Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Bentz as guests while their new home in Asheville was being com-
pleted. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. A. Peck Jr. (Mary Sill) and son Theo III,
were visitors in May. Also Mr. F. H. Irwin, San Rafael, California,
formerly Balboa. In June a visit from Fred Sill. Wendell's brother Ed-
ward's son Kenneth spent two days with them in July, and Helen Garling-
ton dropped in on her way to Newberry, S.C. Mr. Frank Davidson from
Hickory, N.C. was a welcome visitor and a call from Freddie Sill, Norfolk,
Va., who had just returned from a Mediterranean tour was thoroughly
Mr. and Mrs. Dowell Heilman and two daughters were the recent
guests of Margaret and Ross Hallowell for several days. The Heilmans
were enroute to visit Mrs. Heilman's parents in Florida and to enter
their daughter in College. They are hoping to stop here on the way back
to New York. Ed and Mary Kapko, Margaret's niece and nephew, Long
Island, New York, and two children spent several days with them in July.
Della and Clarence Howell enjoyed having daughter Margaret and
husband (W. J. Pope), Winston Salem, and two little daughters, Deborah
and April, home for a visit in July. They were here for the July picnic.
Mr. Buck Walston and daughter Lonnie were also recent guests.
Tudie and Tom Kelley were happy to have Margie and Tom Jr. home
for Memorial Day Holiday and to have all their children for a visit in
July. Catherine Manush of Washington, D.C. formerly Balboa, spent July
4th with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Johnston, Debbie, Keith and Scotty, Spartanberg,
S.C. spent Father's Day with Al's parents, Rose and Johnny Johnston.
Emma and Frank Reppa left May 6 for Washington, D.C. to visit
son, Col. Robert Reppa and two children and spent Mother's Day with
them. Son Bob and family came home for a short visit and were there
for Father's Day. Col. Reppa is at present at Ft. Benjamin Harrison,
Indiana, and will leave in the near future for Korea, to be gone one year.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johns and son Mike, Luark, Ill., formerly Mar-
garita, C.Z. were the overnight guests of Betty and Fred O'Rourke early
in June. This was a very pleasant surprise as was the afternoon spent
with Leta and Floyd Robinson and daughter Vaudie, Margarita, C.Z. who
are vacationing in Asheville. The Robinsons plan to reside here when
Eugene and Tommy Sawyer enjoyed the visit in June of Col. and
Mrs. Byron Steger and son Robert. Col. Steger formerly of Colon Hospi-
tal, is now the Commanding Officer at Ft. Bragg Hospital. Son Robert,
was going to attend Our Lady of Hills camp.
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Murray, Denver, Colorado were greeted by their
many friends at a picnic supper given by Margaret and Ralph Wanlass
at their home recently.
Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Lee, daughter and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs.
George B. Ward, and their four children spent two weeks with them this
summer. Dr. Lee is Director of the Cleveland Museum.
Martha and Ray Knoop have just returned from a very wonderful
trip. They traveled by plane to London, spending two days there before
son Roy arrived from the Air Force Base where he has been teaching.
From London they all took a train to Cambridge and on to New Castle.
There they traveled by ship to Norway, Roy taking his car with him. From
there on it was pure pleasure seeing Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria,
and a touch of Italy something of interest and beauty all the time. Back
to France for several days, spending two days in Paris. Time was running
out, so back to London to board the plane July 13, to return home. Five
weeks they will never forget. The beautiful scenery of the Alps, Stock-
holm and the trip across the English Channel were just a few of the special
high lights. Son Roy, is returning to his school in Evergreen, Colorado,
from which he has had a leave of absence.
Flash! Just ready to mail this when I talked to Margaret Hallowell
and she tells me Mr. and Mrs. Cy Fields and 4 children of Margarita had
just stopped to say hello enroute to Norfolk, Virginia.
THE PANAMA CANAL CLUB OF HOUSTON, TEXAS
Annual Picnic and Election of Officers.
Notices were issued to the Club to bring their Lunch Baskets and meet at
beautiful Studewood Park, on Saturday p.m., May 14th. About twenty-
five were able to make it. We had the usual gabfest and got acquainted
with some new folks and relaxed amid the shady quiet of this old but ex-
quisite Place. The swimming pool had not yet opened for the Summer
and the children were a bit disappointed. Then came the fun when those
Lunch baskets were opened. Such a feast. Before we left we re-elected
the Officers to serve again and Bill Wood was added as V.P.
On June 9th we lost two of our dearest members. Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Orr have left the great state of Texas to return to the Isthmus to make
their home Since their two daughters reside there it seemed best. Their
daughter Mary, after spending a few months and attending to various
business affairs, accompanied them by plane to Panama. A group of Club
friends took Covered-dish picnic supper ont and had a Bon-Jet visit, the
evening before their departure. We understand they are really living it
up among old friends and their family.
Among our visitors at the Picnic was Mrs. Plummer, mother of
Mrs. William Wood. Though she never resided on the Zone her brother
Jack and other relatives, the Puligs, had made her fully acquainted with
life on the Isthmus and she seemed to feel right at home among us. The
three grandchildren and Mrs. Wood returned home to Louisiana with her
and spent many weeks. Bill took his vacation and went over to bring
them home the 1st of July.
Though Houston is not the most ideal Summering Place you might
choose in the U.S., as the temperatures stay pretty high and the humidity
is very noticeable, the Mosers, from Lincoln, Nebraska, always choose
that time to come home for a visit. Since Joan's brother Arthur Clyde
Ellis, Jr. lives in Galveston, when they are not down there, Clyde and
family were up in Houston. A wonderful time was reported by all, espe-
cially Grandmother Peggy.
Passing through our city last week was an interesting and well known
family. The Bill Ebdons and their four children. They have aunts here
and were on their way to see the Senior Ebdons in San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Bill will be remembered as Susie Fahnstock, formerly of New Cris-
tobal, Canal Zone.
The Levy's, Nathan and Tilly have enjoyed a visit from their daugh-
ter Charlotte and family. Their son David is expected to arrive from Cali-
fornia just before Charlotte leaves for New York.
Our Doris Fincher, who just retired from the office of Worthy Matron
of the Bellaire Chapter in June, took her daughter, Doris June, who is an
Officer in Rainbow to attend the National Assembly which was held early
in July at Miami Beach, Fla. Junior just went along for the ride. A fine
ten day trip was reported by all.
Mr. Claude S. Turner, brother of Mr. Hugh Turner, is at present in
the Hospital, critically ill. Bertha and Hugh have been wonderful to him
and are constantly at his bedside. We truly hope the Drs. will be able to
restore him to health, and we sympatize with his family.
We understand that one of our past Presidents and our good friends,
Milton Smith, and family will be also leaving Houston for good. We under-
stand that Molly will be connected with the Staff of the Veterans Hospital
in Gulfport, Miss. Bennie their son will be a Senior in H.S., and Milton,
who is making a splendid recovery from his illness of last Summer, will
manage to keep busy and happy. They will be greatly missed by their
many friends in Houston.
Stand by for some future news from another much loved member of
our Club. The Searcy family are considering a change in their future
residence. We just hate to think about it.
Bertha Turner, Secretary
Peggy Ellis, President
One of our members has an old Stereoptican Viewer. Remember the
old days when many parlors had one? The Stereoptican views are 31/2
by 7 inches and our member would like to enlarge his collection of pic-
tures. Please look in your put away things and see if you have any this
size. Drop a line to the Secretary, 3535 19th Street North, St. Petersburg
13, Florida. If you wish to make a gift of your old views, they will be
gratefully received. If you wish to sell, please state price.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Summer time is visiting time here in our lovely Ozarks. Since our
last report the hospitable home of George and Edith Engelke of Benton-
ville has been filled with guests Howard and Evelyn Engelke and three
sons, ages 19-17-14 of Canal Zone were here, the men spending most of
their time with George on the golf course where he is President and Cham-
pion of the Twin City Golf Club, midway between Rogers and Bentonville.
Their niece, Rita Engelke of the University was there preparing for her
trip to the Canal Zone for the summer, and their son Paul with wife Jan
and little Mike. You, kind reader, count how many Engelkes were under
one roof at the same time. Mrs. Esther Bullock of San Francisco arrived
yesterday by Jet plane for a ten day visit.
The Jimmie Comans report a quiet summer tho hard at work on Hos-
pital Auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bissett of Canal Zone (Commissary
Div.) stopped by to see Mrs. Mattie MacAulay and the Engelkes. Ernest
and Haleen Williams were called to Highland, Ind for funeral services of
her sister-in-law Mrs. Sam Hess (Blanche) who will be remembered as Past
Matron and active worker in Royal Palm Chapter, OES, Cristobal. In
Rogers, we found the Lynn Cooks (Maude) all agog with forthcoming
arrival of their granddaughter Suellyn, daughter of Lt. Col. David and
Lucille Cook Nanney of Turkey. Suellyn will enter the University of
Arkansas, where two other Canal Zone girls will be students, Peggy Foiles
and Rita Engelke.
In Fayetteville, the Walter Reifs had as their guests, Bill and Della
Gaines of Zephyrhills, Fla., Bessie and Fred Baumbach and daughter
Penny, Edwin and Aloha Baumbach with son Fred of Canal Zone, J. B.
and Mildred Webster, Alva, Fla. and many other old friends from Illnois,
their pre-CZ home state. Walter Jr. and Arda Reif with son Wally were
visitors over the 4th of July week-end before going to their new assign-
ments with the Sohio Oil Co. in Cleveland, Ohio. Between visitors, they
attended the graduation of son-in-law, Wesley Clark from Medical School.
Dr. Clark is now interning at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Mrs. Homer (Minnie' Crooks and daughter Judy were happy to have
son and brother Bob home from Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri where he
had been in basic training with the Airborne Branch of the U. S. Army.
He is now stationed in Ga. Mrs. Nannie Brown, Minnie's mother, has made
a couple of trips to Houston to visit her daughter Frances, Mrs. Andrew
Whitlock and family and sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Danielson who, in
turn, have been here for a visit. The Capt. Charles McGinns (Jean White'
and three children came to see the relatives from Houston. Mrs. Walter
Wieman, Nannie's sister, flew to Boston where she was met by son E. Guy
Huldquist, wife Vonna Hambleton and daughter Nancy Kaye of Mar-
garita, C.Z. They toured Long Island, New Jersey and Ohio before re-
turning to the Wieman home on Mt. Sequoyah where she found the re-
cently retired Frank Cunninghams, (Ann) who are seeking a retirement
home. Better come here, folk.
Our friend and neighbor, Ed Booth, is recuperating at Bill and
Carrie's (we call it a rest home) Mathues in Springdale and Marionne
Campbell is preparing delectable dishes to tempt Ed's appetite. An allergy
is giving him a "swell" time. The Kenneth Newlands of Springfield, Mo.
brought their house guests, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Schmitt and daughter
Sande of Los Cumbres, Panama, to see their N.W. Ark. friends and former
neighbors, Mathues and Engelkes. Mrs. Schmitt will be remembered as
Barbara Ann Hutchings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hutchings. Mr.
Schmitt is Manager of the Chase Manhattan Bank in Panama They are
enroute to Denver, Colorado. The Newlands have a new grandson born
to Dr. and Mrs. Wm. Clary (Mary Newland' who now have three sons and
one daughter. Lt. Col. Edwin Bishop (Susan Ewing) and two children
spent the summer with his mother in Lowell, Ark.
While visitors have enjoyed our N.W. Arkansas some of us left home
to go visiting to other beauty spots in these United States of ours, includ-
ing your reporter and husband Newell. Leaving here June 2nd we drove
direct to Washington, D. C. to attend the Bi-ennial Convention of the
National Association of Retired Civil Employees( NARCE, at the famous
Willard Hotel. There we met other CZ employees and in spite of tight
schedule of important business, we managed to get together for a luncheon
at a nearby Hot Shoppe, June 7th, Frank Wang's 74th birthday. Those
present were F. H. Wang, Calif., Fred Sill, Canal Zone, John F. Phillips,
Canal Zone, Frank P. Sasse, Buffalo, N.Y., Geo. C. Chevalier, Northport,
N.Y., Frank J. Gerchow, Montoursville, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bailey,
Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Grover F. Bohan, Jonesboro, Ark.,
J. W. MacGillivray, Bethesda, Md., Francis M. Criste, Arlington, Va. and
the Shaws. The next Convention will be held in Tulsa, Okla. in 1962 and
we hope to see more CZ employees there as delegates and members of
NARCE, the organization that is working for your interest in these day:
of monthly increases in the already H.C.L.
Following the Convention we saw Paul and Aurelia Jamesson of Ar-
lington, Va., before we journeyed down to Norge, Va. where we were the
guests of our friends T. N. and Catherine Etchberger in their traditional
red brick Colonial type home with dormer windows so prevalent in nearby
restored colonial town of Williamsburg which they proceeded to show us
in detail. I wish every voter in the forthcoming November election could
see the film "The Story of a Patriot" it makes you stop and THINK.
The film was made more exciting and interesting to learn that Etch played
the part of the "Old Soldier" and you who know Etch personally will
appreciate his laughing remark as they placed a Colonial wig on his head,
"I haven't had so much hair on my head for 51 years." Etch demonstrated
the joy of lawn mowing as he tied the mower to a tree, then went to the
shade of his attractive garage and rocked in the chair presented by the
Dredging Div. when he retired, 12 years ago. Their son Billy and Doris
Spry Etchberger live a few miles away and have a fine family of three.
Doris was a charter member of Pedro Miguel Rainbow Assembly, and is
the daughter of Mrs. L. R. Peterson now living in Minnesota.
Our next stop was in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. at the lovely and elegant
home of the first couple I met in the CZ 42 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
and Mattie Bailey. Bert is semi-retired as he still retains a consulting posi-
tion with the firm he established some years ago-Roxy Lawnshears Mfg.
Co.,-producing mowers for golf courses. After four days we went on to
our former home state of Mass. and were happy guests in the commodious
and comfortable home of L. F. (Slim' and Ida Hallett in No. Quincy,
missing the Bohans of Ark. by one day. Ever the perfect hosts, they planned
trips, far and wide, to see CZ Retirees, among them, down the Cape -
Cape Cod to the stranger to the immaculate home of Mr. and Mrs.
James C. Milloy of West Harwich where we found daughter Gertrude on
vacation from the Zone. Gertrude, Ida and I all sang in the choir of the
Balboa Union Church years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Milloy are bright
eyed and rosy cheeked and their 85 and 80 years sit lightly on their
On a trip to Maine our first stop was at the 130 year old ancestral
home of Frank Brown in So. Portland. Frank was foreman in the Arma-
ture Winding Shop in Balboa before retirement. Though frail in health
he is still keen of wit and kept us laughing with anecdotal memories, and
is still interested in boating and fishing. After much searching we found
the 23 room mansion, El Rocca Pila, home of Dave and Eva Dickson,
deep in the fragrant woods near Hollis Center. Dave was working in New
Jersey for the summer and Eva, with a huge dog for company and pro-
tection was maintaining and polishing the home and its marvelous collec-
tion of furniture, rugs, antiques, both domestic and oriental, to say nothing
of the copper pans that shone like burnished gold on the kitchen wall.
Dave was employed on the Locks and Eva worked in the Port Captains
Office. Dazzled by the splendor of everything I forgot to make notes re-
garding the whereabouts of their children, but do remember that young
son Dabbie is now married and away, leaving the Mansion and its 90
acres of pasture and pinewoods which could become a perfect place for
summer retreats, fall hunting and winter sports Lodge for paying guests.
A few more miles and we were sitting under the trees by a beautiful
lake eating lobsters fresh caught that morning and still hot from the boil-
ing pot, served by our hosts, Tom Jordon and Ruth and Dick Taylor of
Alfred, Me. O, Happy day! With banter, sweet memories, laughter near
tears, sometimes tears bravely masked by laughter, as we looked over the
cozy cottages, side by side, on Kennebec Lake, surrounded by a new
growth of pines, oaks, birches and willow, after the devastating fire of
1947 when both families lost choice CZ possessions. Their wonderful
friendship aids Tom since the passing of his beloved Laura. We met the
three fine grandsons of the Taylors, whose daughter and son-in-law live
in nearby So. Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walker. The boys, named
Richard Taylor, Stephen Allen and Bruce Walker are a source of joy for
their grandfather Dick Taylor, judging the way they climbed all over him.
Newell had a telephone chat with Jim Maguire, former town electrician
of Pedro Miguel. Jim enjoys his retirement in the Maine climate which
was ideal the day we traveled there and back again from Quincy, Mass.
in 12 hours, thanks to high taxes and good roads.
Leaving Newell on the couch until his dizzy world returned to balance
because of unbalanced eating of lobster, etc., (mostly etc.) and Slim as
nurse, Ida took Mrs. Lillian Ross and your reporter to the picturesque
town of Gloucester to see Capt. Everett and Marjorie Gerrans Swinson in
their lovely home on the waterfront, where Marjorie's art gallery is filled
with wonderful paintings of their work. Like all retired sea captains
Everett keeps everything ship-shape. Mrs. Ross will be remembered as a
long time resident of Pedro Miguel and widow of James A. Ross, lock
employee. In East Weymouth, next town to Quincy, we visited Dr. Lewis
B. Bates, famed Pathologist of Gorgas Hospital and District Grand Master
of Masonry in the Canal Zone. Despite being confined to his room, we
found him in excellent health, as his keen mind does research work on
the meticulous records he kept and is now interested in the genealogy of
the Bates family, dating back to 1630 and even found the resting place
of a grandfather of nine generations ago. It was a pleasure to meet the
two singing members of the Hallett family, Ida's sister Dorothy Richards,
teacher of voice in New England Conservatory of Music and her coal
black spaniel, Kip.
Leaving the Hallett home, to be followed by the Harry D. Fosters and
their three children due the next day, and as Mass. is Newell's birth state,
we then went on to visit relatives in Reading, Taunton, Mansfield and
Sharon where, leaving the well-known 128 which circles Boston and it's
environs, we found country lanes similar to those traversed by the patriot
Paul Revere when he "spread the alarm through every Middlesex village
and farm." Surprised Paul and Gladys Barnard of Cumberland, R. I. in
their nearly completed home "Braken Woods", designed by Gladys and
with all the latest electronic equipment and gadgets installed by Paul. The
Studio with its large window and beamed ceiling is a perfect place for
artist Gladys and her students. A telephone call, unanswered, to Al and
Jessie Forsstrom in nearby Cranston denied us the pleasure of seeing them
this trip. We learned that Paul D. Barnard, Jr. is a Mechanical Engineer
with "Nortonics", Norwood, Mass. and his wife, Eileen, a Secretary with
the General Electric. Their daughter Constance is the wife of George H.
Weber, Jr. who teaches Science in the Jr. H.S. of Irvington, Calif. and has
two children, Dedrick Scott, nearly four and Robin Bart born June 4, 1960.
On through scenic N.Y. state to the 2581/2 acre tree farm -Hi-Acres
of C. Frank Browne (Grace) of Niobe, N.Y. near Panama. Their spacious
and gracious remodeled and tastefully decorated farm home with guest
rooms upstairs and a closed staircase represents the perfect retirement
home. A $1,000,000.00 view of yonder valley and Lake Chautauqua, fields
of buttercups and daisies, their own vegetable and gardens, valuable tim-
berland, not forgetting the big and efficient white and gold kitchen, all
combine to bring quietness of spirit to owners and guests.
We all went rambling in the Browne's 1960 Rambler in the "En-
chanted Land of Endless Mountains" to call on the Joe Ekerts (Charlotte)
of Dahoga, Pa. where we found them airing suitcases preparatory to an-
other trip the next day. They now plan to purchase a winter home in
Florida and summer in Pa. Mrs. John (Annie) Randall, Charlotte's 84 yr.
old mother spoke nonchalantly of traveling by Jet from Panama to Miami
in 21/2 hrs. She makes her permanent home with her son Jack Randall,
chief of housing on the Zone. The Ed Bugbys live next door to the Eckerts
in the summer. We then rambled on to see Frank and Lil Gerchow, Wil-
liamsport, Pa-P. O. address Mountoursville-and spent the night in their
attractively decorated home with a grand view of surrounding hills, river
and bright lights. Their daughter Shirley lives next door. Shirley was
once a happy smiling member of my Girl Reserves and now the happy
smiling wife of handsome Jack Sargent and mother of 6' plus son Jack,
charming daughter, 16 yr. old Jill and impish 10 yr. old Jimmy. Jack Jr.
enters Buffalo, N.Y. Univ. this Fall. You had better be real interested in
baseball if you hope to get the attention of any Williamsport youngsters
for their town is the birthplace of the Little League Baseball. Then came
Frank Jr., wife Dot (McCallister), niece of Mrs. C. R. Taht (of CZ) and
their sturdy 8 yr. old Jay in uniform of Little League. Frank Jr. was a
member of my Loyalty Class in Pedro Miguel S.S. and we recalled some
of the lads of the class who were shoulder high to my 5'2" when I took
over the class of boys the man teacher could not control and I was shoulder
high to them 8 yrs. later when we disbanded and each one of them event-
ually joined the Navy in World War II. Frank Jr. is now Materials Hand-
ling Mgr. (Pneumatic Conveying) with Sprout Waldron and Co., Inc. of
Muncy, Pa., Mgr. of Montoursville Pa. Farm Little League and chairman
of Board of Trustees of local Presbyterian Church The next morning Lil
served a banquet breakfast and Sylvester Bubb, now a picture of health
after years of illness, came over. He is a J.P., an accountant in Montours-
ville Insurance office and thoroughly enjoying life back in his home town.
Mrs. Bubb has a telephone answering service in their home and could not
be with us. Their daughter Miriam has two sons. Both Frank and Lil
Gerchow, Sr. are well and busy and Frank is Secretary of the Williams-
port Chapter of NARCE.
Time (and space) is getting short and we must now leave Hi-Acres
and hurry on to see Newman M. Powell and Ruth in Canton, Ohio. Their
home is a marvel of efficient use of every square inch of space and only
a genius, like Newman, could think up such unusual uses of usually
wasted space in the average home. Newman's greeting was 'Do you re-
member the duet we sang at the funeral services of Mr. Barnes, Sr. in St.
Luke's?" They left the Zone in 1927 after serving as Pastor on the old
schoolhouse church in Pedro Miguel. He had been a missionary in David,
R de P., later a professor in Panama Univ. At present he teaches Spanish
and Math in Canton Public Schools where he introduced a text-book for
4th yr. Spanish. Four of their five children are married with families.
Son Wallace owns his business in Pittsburg, Pa. with 35 employees of
Automation Control Products. Ruth has five children and lives in Akron.
Newman Jr., (remembered as Newmancito) is Prof. of Music in Valpar-
aiso, Univ. of Ind. and has his Doctorate of Music from Leland Stanford.
Son Edwin works on optimum designs for Atlas bombs in Huntsville, Ala.
and Patricia, born after they returned to the States, is a recent graduate
from College and will teach English in Lorain. Newman Sr. also finds
time to write scholarly books as "TIME WAS" a New Chronology, New-
man M. Powell, M.A.;B.D. and numerous text-books for use in study of
the Old Testament.
An overnight stop in Copley, Ohio to see a boyhood chum of Newell
and we sped on hoping to surprise Rev. C. L. Morgan, Pastor, Bainbridge
Community Church at the morning service only to find that was the one
day in the year the service was held at 9:30. We enjoyed visiting with
Christine and Lee, hearing of their business ventures and admiring the
collection of exquisite ivories. A short visit with C. L. when he returned
from a special call to talk with a hospitalized parishioner and we were
off to Birmingham, Mich. where we spent two happy days with Ed and
Letty Schnake and Polly, Letty's pert and petite mother. We met Dick
and Barbara Schnake Jeffers in their new split-level home and adorable
brown-eyed Susan who loves her little brother David so dearly. Ed and
Newell toured a Ford steel mill while Letty and I talked over old days on
the Zone and son Jack's interesting work as Chemical Engr. in Lima, Peru.
Son Edward is now a doctor with the Navy Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
with his charming wife, Betty and daughter Lee Moreland.
Turning the nose of the Olds toward the Ozarks, with Newell's expert
driving, we arrived at Tranquil Acres just six weeks to the day since we
left with wonderful memories and an up-to-date picture of many loving
friends and associates of many years ago. Pondering on these memories
I was reminded of that popular song of care-free days when we sang
"Everybody's Doing It Doing What! Turkey Trot". Only today
the answer is "Talking Politics". Forgetting party prejudices and out-
worn traditions may every voter press forward to the high purpose of
exercising his privilege of choosing men of Wisdom and Experience to
lead this wonderful nation to it's rightful place in the world affairs, for
which our founding fathers fought with singleness of purpose. Let us
THINK not of ourselves but our beloved grandchildren who will pay the
price we set upon this nation next November. According to the diction-
ary there is a vast difference between a Politician and a Statesman. With
Cal Bard who writes "Rhyming Our Times" for the Tulsa World give
Somehow my heart keeps saying, as
In reverence I bow,
"If we ever needed You,
Oh Lord, we need You now."
Blanch E. Shaw
FLASH! Come to our Annual Meeting and Luncheon in Eureka Springs,
Ark. on October 9th at Crescent Hotel.
ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Edward (Ted) Scott was expelled from Cuba on June 4 by the Castro
government. There was no explanation for the drastic action. Scott has
been a resident of Cuba for six years. He worked for the National Broad-
Frank H. Wang, former Executive Secretary for the Panama Canal,
returned to the Canal Zone early in May for a short visit. He returned to
New York via Panama Line on May 21. Since his retirement Colonel
Wang has been living in Menlo Park, California.
Miss Ruth Roper, 18 year old member of this years graduating class
at Balboa High School, is the winner of the $1500 Elks scholarship for
1960. Miss Roper is the daughter of SFC and Mrs. Doyle Lee Roper of
Fort Kobbe. Miss Roper expects to enter one of New York's State Teachers
Colleges and hopes to complete her four year course in three years.
Grover Matheney, 14, Canal Zone boy presently visiting relatives
in St. Pete represented the Pasadena Country Club in the National Pee
Wee Golf Championships at Rio Mar Country Club in Orlando, Florida.
We understand Grover came in third. Come back again and better luck
After being confined to life ashore for seven months, following a fall
that caused a break in one leg bone plus the joint that enters the hip, Capt.
Charles L. Foley is back on the bridge of the S.S. Ancon. Capt. Foley
took a tumble from a step ladder at his home and as a result spent seven
months in traction.
John and Erna Hower of St. Petersburg made a circle tour of south
Florida. They made the overseas tour to Key West and spent a few days
at Everglades National Park and a few days at Miami Beach.
Florence and Charlie Harrison have sold their El Valle home and
are now adjusting to life in Texas. Their new address is 909 Yale Street,
Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Morris announce that they will be coming to
Florida soon after their retirement. New Address, Box 155, Lutz, Florida.
Capt. and Mrs. Lambert Kat and five children of the Canal Zone were
recent visitors with Mrs. Kat's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bradley of
St. Pete. Capt. Kat and family will visit in Georgia and California with
members of their family before returning to New York, enroute to the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lillie of Danby, Vermont are opening a print
shop in Manchester, Vt. They will have eight other artists associated with
them. Mrs. Lillie specializes in lithographs. Her prints have won prizes
and her method of producing her prints have been the subject for maga-
zine articles. They would be pleased to see any ex-Zonians who happen
to be in the Manchester area.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kimmel, formerly of Gamboa, C.Z. now have
an apartment in Panama City, R.P., Box 354, Balboa Heights. Mr. Kimmel
Mr. and Mrs. George C. McCullough of Birmingham, Ala., left June
22, 1960 from New York, by plane, for Norway. They met friends from
Alabama in Bergen, in July, and together they made a coastal cruise to
the North Cape. They were expected back in Birmingham early in August.
Patricia Shedden, daughter of Anne White (now Mrs. J. E. Tuthill
of Washington, D.C.) graduated in June from High School and is entering
Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta for nurses training. Mr. and Mrs.
Robert W. White are Patricia's grandparents. The Whites other daughter,
Mary, her husband Lt. Commander Bill Holtzclaw and three children live
in Norfolk, Virginia where Commander Holtzclaw is stationed. Mr. and
Mrs. White are now located at 4771 Oakland Drive, Avondale Estates,
Mrs. J. A. Fraser of St. Petersburg flew to the Canal Zone early in
June for a two weeks visit with her friend Mrs. Charles Grier. Mrs. Emily
Grier of Clearwater flew down on the same plane for a visit with her son,
Bob and his wife. Mrs. Grier will make a visit of a month or more.
Mrs. Marian Breheney of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. joined Mrs. Fraser
and Mrs. Grier at Miami for the trip to the Zone where she expects to
visit for awhile with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Roland Jones of St. Petersburg left in May for a
visit with their daughter and family in Florissant, Mo. Enroute home
they toured the Smokies and stopped off in Columbia, S.C. for a visit
with Mrs. Jones' brother and family. In mid-July Roland and Hattie left
for a months visit in Maine to be present on Roland's Mother's 93rd birth-
day. During their months stay at home they had as their guest their
nephew Roland Jones of New York who was enroute to the Canal Zone
for a visit with the C. Lawrence Jones of Curundu.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. McGinnis of St. Pete celebrated their 40th
Wedding Anniversary on June 29, 1960. Congratulations from the Pan-
ama Canal Society.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart F. Bates operate the Fieldsboro Motel on the
Dupont Parkway, 3 miles south of Odessa on U.S. Route 13. In traveling
north or south through Delaware look for their motel for fine overnight
Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Smith have been touring Europe with Kob-
lenz, Germany their headquarters. They expect to return to their trailer
home in Florida late in November.
Recent guests of Ida and Slim Hallett of Quincy, Mass. are Frank
Violette for ten days, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan of Jonesboro, Arkansas
and Tom Jordan from Alfred Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Monsanto of Iowa City, Iowa, are planning a trip
to the West Coast and will spend the winter there.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brameld of Ridgewood, N.J. have returned home
after a few months in the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sylvester who retired April 30, 1960 are presently
touring the United States. Eventually they expect to make St. Pete their
home. For the time being mail addressed to them c/o Capt. R. L. Simpson,
13500 Belmead Ave., Grandview, Missouri will reach them.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford V. Russell left the Canal Zone in July and
expect to reside indefinitely at Austin Block, Main Street, Damariscotta,
The forever on the move Ross Hollowells of Hendersonville, No.
Carolina, were recent visitors in Florida. We hear they bought some land
here so perhaps eventually they will join the rest of the Yankee crackers
Edith and Bob Morgan, accompanied by their daughter Helen Whit-
tlesey, left San Francisco on April 7th for a trip to Europe. They returned
late in June.
Mr. R. M. McKenna returned to his home in St. Petersburg after an
enjoyable trip to Mexico. After a short stay at home, he left June 30
for a trip to Michigan.
Mr. F. Nissen and Mrs. Robert S. De Spain of Phoenix, Arizona
announce their marriage. Mrs. DeSpain is a former resident of Gatun,
C.Z. Congratulations from the Canal Zone Society of Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Nissen would be glad to see Zone friends, who may be
in Arizona, at 9405 No. Buena Vista Drive, Phoenix (see cut).
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McIlvaine of Balboa are going to try the Glen
Lewis way of traveling. They have purchased a Volkswagen camper and
in July started to tour the U. S. looking for that certain spot for, retire-
ment a few years hence.
Mr. Fred Sprecken was late in getting away from St. Pete this year.
He left July 5th for Michigan and expected to stop enroute for a call on
the R. A. Comptons in McLeansboro, Illinois and also Dr. and Mrs. Troy
Earhart in Mulberry, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donovan of Balboa Heights, C.Z. were visitors
in St. Pete enroute home to the C.Z. following a vacation up north, where
they attended their daughter's graduation from St. Mary of Notre Dame
College in Indiana. PeggyAnn majored in Sociology and expects to go
into Social work in South Bend, Indiana. While they were in St. Pete,
Henry and Irene were the house guests of the C. R. Jones.
Joe Trower, son of Mrs. R. N. Trower of Balboa, and a Georgia Tech.
classmate, are a vocal duo known as "The Legends". They have been
making the musical rounds of Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida. They
were also first prize winners at a Ted Mack Amateur Hour audition re-
cently. Joe and his classmate Roger Chatain have evolved their own style
and provide their own arrangements.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bentz who recently retired are now settled in their
new home at 25 Chateau Place, Asheville, North Carolina.
Mr. Charles B. Bordt of Tampa, Florida recently returned from a
trip up north into Canada. He spent a few days in Toronto, Ontario
"looking them over?"
Dr. John Hower, Jr. will join the faculty of the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., in July, as Assistant Professor
of Geology. For the past two years Dr. Hower has taught at Montana State
University in Missoula, Montana and also has done research work under
a grant from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hower is the son of
John and Erna Hower of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Askew, former C.Z. residents were recent visitors
in St. Petersburg, Florida. They have left Venezuela and are now located
on the East Coast of Florida.
Capt. and Mrs. M. C. Martin, formerly of Gamboa, C.Z. now from
Wilmington, North Carolina, were recent visitors in St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Euper who recently retired from the Canal Zone,
made a trip to St. Petersburg with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stephens of Talla-
hassee. While here they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Hower.
Martin and Virginia Seiler of Los Angeles, California, were recent
house guests of Capt. and Mrs. B. C. Judd of St. Petersburg. Mr. and
Mrs. Seiler had been on a tour of Central America, the West Indies and
the Bahama Islands. While in Florida they saw several of their old
friends in the Miami, St. Petersburg areas.
Mrs. Bill Wall, the former Sue Reynolds, visited her sister, Dr.
Georgia Reynolds of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and then stopped off in
St. Petersburg for two weeks at Sunset Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Medinger of New York and Mr. Robert Medinger
and family of Balboa, C.Z. were recent visitors in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. Robert Medinger has been attending summer classes at Florida State
Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Renz of Fairhops, Alabama were recent visitors
in St. Petersburg. While here they were the house guests of Mrs. Renz'
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Hower.
Miss Sara E. Harrison, Secretary to the general manager of the Du-
Pont Company's Film Department, has retired after 31 years with the
company. Miss Harrison attended school in the Canal Zone and Goucher
College. She spent several years as a stenographer in the C.Z. Health
Office and the Commissary Division before leaving the Zone. Miss Har-
rison lives at 1018 Jackson Street, Wilmington, Delaware.
Captain and Mrs. W. A. VanSiclen Sr. of Bayside, Long Island have
purchased a home in Maitland, Florida and expected to occupy it in June.
Their new address will be: 253 Spartan Drive, Route No. 1, Maitland,
Dot and Bill Benny and family, from the Canal Zone, were recent
visitors with Mrs. Kuhn of St. Petersburg.
Mrs. .Z. K. Esler, our Recording Secretary, flew to Three Rivers,
Michigan by jet and helicopter. She flew jet to Chicago and by helicopter
across the city to catch another plane for the balance of her journey. While
there she visited relatives and friends in Three Rivers and in Elkhart, Ind.
Mrs. Margaret Peterson of St. Petersburg left July 3rd for a visit
of several weeks in Wisconsin.
Marie Murwin Bennett writes that her husband is now doing nicely
but has been quite ill for some time. Mr. Bennett retired about two years
ago from the Motor Transportation Division.
A card from Rome, Italy from Bob and Ella Lombroia reports they
are having a good time and trying not to miss a thing.
Lt. Colonel and Mrs. Edwin Bishop of Redlands, California vaca-
tioned in Arkansas during the month of July.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Hull and son Bob of St. Petersburg have returned
home from a trip to New Orleans, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Irl R. Sanders of Livingston, Tennessee, have had as
guests their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Irl Sanders, Jr. and
their sons Philip and Bobby, during July. Mrs. Edna Hale, mother of Mrs.
Sanders, Jr., accompanied them from Washington, D. C. to Tennessee.
Mr. William L. Gardner of St. Petersburg, Florida celebrated his 96th
birthday, September 1, 1960. Congratulations from the Panama Canal
Society of Florida. Mr. Gardner is the father of Mrs. Frank Hohmann
with whom he makes his home.
The Pi State Achievement Award given yearly to the person contrib-
uting the most outstanding service on the state level, went to hard working
State Treasurer Ruth M. Fraser of Buffalo, New York Ruth spent her
elementary and high school years in Balboa. She received her B.S. in
Commerce at the University of Kentucky, did graduate work there and at
Buffalo State Teachers college, and took her M.A. at Teachers College,
Columbia University. Her list of activities and obligations is long and
covers a wide field and we can understand what she means when she says,
"all this is what makes me hate to get up mornings". Ruth was a charter
member of Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Moist and daughter Joan are now making
their home at 6650 5th Avenue No., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan attended the NARCE convention in
Washington, D.C. and met several ex-zonians there. Among them were
Fred Sill, Mr. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Newell Shaw, Frank Wang, George
Chevalier, Frank Sasse, J. MacGillvary, Lettie Herfurth and Frank Ger-
chow. After the convention Grover and Mrs. Bohan made a trip to New
Hampshire before returning to their home in Arkansas.
Mrs. Ida A. Doyle of Daly City, California spent some time during
July visiting friends around Florida. While in St. Petersburg she was
the guest of Mrs. Ruth Page. Other guests with Ruth in July were Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Page and son and daughter, Thomas and Joan, from the
Canal Zone. Mr. and Mrs. Page came to Florida from California where
they were present for the graduation of Robert MacSparran from Whittier
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Broggini of Arlington, Virginia were guests in
July, with Mrs. Broggini's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Feeney of St.
Miss Dorothy Ann Stephens, who has been teaching in Puerto Ordaz,
Venezuela flew home to Tallahassee for a two week visit with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stephens. On July 24, she flew from New York to
London for a weeks stay before leaving for Paris, Zurich, Rome and Milan,
Italy. After her tour of Europe, Miss Stephens will fly direct to Caracas,
Venezuela, then on to Puerto Ordaz, where she will be teaching this year.
John F. (Old Iron Legs) Stahl is on another walking tour from Chi-
cago to Mobile, Ala. He hopes to reach Mobile in December. A retired
postal employee, Stahl, now 78 years old, makes his home in San Fran-
Mrs. Frances Feeney of St. Petersburg, will have a story in the
December issue of Home Life, put out by the Baptist Educational Board
of Nashville, Tenn. The title of the story is "A Christmas to Remember",
and tells the story of the Browning family's first Chrismas on the Isthmus
Mr. and Mrs. Neil H. Wilson of Margarita retired in July and will
make their home in Riverside, California. Until they are settled, their
address will be c/o James H. Wilson, Box 228, Canoga Park, California.
Mr. Hobert Y. Andrews has opened a new office in Miami. Andrews
Opticians, 145 N.E. 79th Street, Miami 38, Florida.
Paul Sullivan, former Canal Zone employee, is now engaged as a
Real Estate developer in the China Lake and desert property areas in Cal-
ifornia. He has several horses which he runs at the tracks at Santa Anita,
Del Mar and Hollywood Park. Paul resides at 122 Ipswich Ave., Playa
Del Rey, California.
Mrs. William H. Clark of Wilmington, Delaware spent ten days on
the Isthmus, from June 24 to July 5, visiting her Mother, Mrs. Cornelius
S. McCormack. Mrs. Clark is the former Sue Sartain. She makes her
home in Wilmington with her husband, who is a chemical engineer with
DuPont. The Clarks have two sons, Bill and Michael.
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wood of the Canal Zone made a trip
around the world. They toured Europe, several Mediterranean countries,
the Far East and Hawaii. They flew to St. Pete from Los Angeles enroute
back to the Canal Zone. While in St. Pete, they were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Fraser.
Friends of Dr. J. P. Turner, who happen to be in the Goshen, Indi-
ana area, may find him at his office, 115 E. Washington Street or at 507
Green Road, Goshen.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hudson of St. Petersburg, Florida, left for two
or three weeks in Maine in July.
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Lambert of Chestertown, Maryland had as their
guests for two weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoudner of St. Petersburg.
Two ambassadors of good will sailed from the Zone on the S.S. Ancon
on June 6, 1960. Gladys and George Lee broke a 19 year friendship with
the residents of El Valle and many other interior towns. Over the years
the Lees ran their own private aid program. Much of their aid was in help-
ing the farmers improve their crops with fresh seed and also introducing
new crops to help increase the farmers meager earnings. In their 32 years
on the Zone, the Lees have explored and camped all over the Isthmus from
Darien to Boquette and El Volcan, making friends along the way. George
and Gladys will make their home at Spirit Lake, Iowa in the summer and
spend the winters in their home at Lake Como, Florida.
Pop (Boquette Bugle) Wright of San Antonio, Texas has not been
too well of late. He is nearing his 98th birthday and makes his home with
his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Corey, 938 Bailey
Avenue, San Antonio 10, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van Evera and two children of the Canal Zone
have been vacationing in the States. They were the guests of Mr. Van
Evera's parents in St. Petersburg, then left for the north for visits with
relatives and friends. They returned to the Zone visiting Mexico and sev-
eral other Central American countries on the way.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frick and three daughters of Balboa, C.Z., spent
a month of their vacation in St. Petersburg with Mrs. Frick's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John L. Haas.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Zierten of St. Petersburg, Florida, journeyed
north for a visit with Mrs. Zierten's brother and sister in Illinois, then to
Springfield, Mo., for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ward, formerly
from Balboa. Their next stop was at the Elk's convention in Dallas, Texas.
Marilyn Ward accompanied them back to St. Petersburg for a ten day
Navy Capt. George Cunha, President of the Canal Zone Scout Council,
Boy Scouts of America, presented Harry D. Foster Jr., a senior patrol
leader of Troop 5, his Eagle Rank. The wings of an Eagle award is given
for meritorious service and devotion to the principles of scouting.
A former Canal Zone girl, Grace Schack Wilson, is featured in an
article in the May 15 issue of the Magazine Section of the Miami Herald.
Mrs. Wilson, a former Red, White and Blue swimmer of Coach Grieser's
team, heads the Shenandoah Aquatic Club, the purpose of which is to
teach the Lanoue system of floating, which once mastered, will keep the
novice afloat for hours. The system was originated by Fred Lanoue,
Georgia Tech Swimming Coach. It is a face down system with controlled
breathing and has already saved scores of lives. Mrs. Wilson, the mother of
six children, still finds time to devote to the project that she believes of
prime importance in the Miami area, where boating and water sports are
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Wilhite, 1428 Gonzales St., Pensacola, Florida,
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary May 10th. Open house was
held for all their friends, at the residence of their son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Wilhite, Jr., 600 Berkeley Drive, Woodlind Heights.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilhite were married May 10, 1910 in San Antonio, Texas.
They went to the Canal Zone in 1918 and Mr. Wilhite was employed in
the Canal Zone Clubhouses. They moved to Pensacola from the Canal
Zone in 1936. They have another son, S. A. Wilhite of Baytown, Texas
and ten grandchildren.
Mrs. A. Llye Prather of Washington, D.C. left late in May for a
tour of Europe. She planned to be gone from six to eight weeks.
Miss Jessie Murdoch of St. Petersburg left by plane for Canada to
spend the summer with family and friends. She will return in November.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Warner of Bradenton, Florida, and their daugh-
ter, Dr. Marjorie Warner, left July 31 for a trip to California. While
there, they will visit with Mrs. Warner's two sisters. They expect to be
back by September 1st.
Mrs. Mary Louise Johnson of St. Petersburg has returned home from
a visit with the David Dicksons of Hollis Center, Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Conkerton of St. Petersburg, Florida, had
as guests for ten days, Miss Katherine Conkerton of New Orleans, and
grand nephew Bobby Balser. Mr. and Mrs. Conkerton drove them back
to New Orleans and then spent three weeks visiting relatives and friends
in the Crescent City. They called on Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Gilder and found
them both in excellent health. They also called on Mrs. Jack Petit and her
daughter Miss Mary Drake. They found Mrs. Petit very ill. Friends who
wish to send best wishes to Mrs. Petit may send them to 2601 Gen. Persh-
ing Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. George G. Felps who is employed in Venezuela spent a short
vacation with his family in St. Petersburg, Florida in July.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Paterson and three children have been vacation-
ing in Bradenton with Mrs. Paterson's parents Mr. and Mrs. Guy Johannes,
and in Gulfport with Mr. John Paterson. Mr. and Mrs. Paterson and
family have been touring the United States and seeing all the National
A/1C Stephen A. Wilhite, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Wil-
hite of Baytown, Texas, graduated July 14th from the United States Air
Force Base in Harlingen, Texas as a navigator. He had three weeks in
Nevada in survival school and after thirty days leave is being assigned to
France. An Air Force Base thirty miles southwest of Paris. He intends
to visit relatives and friends in Florida before leaving for foreign service.
Governor and Mrs. W. E. Potter said farewell to the Canal Zone on
Saturday, May 22, 1960. At Balboa, Governor and Mrs. Potter were ser-
enaded by the Balboa High School Band as the Canal Zone Police and
Balboa High School ROTC Corps formed a Guard of Honor. On the
Atlantic side, the Cristobal High School ROTC Corps joined with the
Canal Zone Police in forming the Honor Guard and the Cristobal High
School Band played for the despedida. The Governor and Mrs. Potter
sailed on the S.S. Ancon for New York via Port Au Prince.
Major General W. A. Carter took office July 2, 1960 as Governor
of the Canal Zone. General Carter is the 13th Governor of the Zone and
he took office with a pledge to do "all in my power to help carry out the
spirit of good will which all of our government is trying to develop in
this very important part of the world".
General Carter is 52 years old, married, and has two daughters. He
was formerly in charge of Navigation and Flood Control in the Mississippi
Valley from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico.
Joseph S. Farland was sworn in June 28, 1960 as the new U.S. Am-
bassador to Panama, at a ceremony at the State Department. Farland was
previously U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Born in Clarks-
burg, West Virginia, Mr. Farland is married and has four children. He
was sworn in by Secretary of State Christian A. Herter and is expected to
arrive in Panama late in August to replace Ambassador Julian F. Harring-
ton. A former special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr.
Farland has traveled widely throughout Latin America, Europe, the Far
East and North Africa. He speaks French, Spanish and Japanese.
Rep. Leonor K. Sullivan (Dem.-Mo.) a member of the Panama Canal
Subcommittee of the House, told the House of Representatives on June
28, that there is a strong likelihood the government operated Panama Line
and the service of the Military Sea Transport Service to the Canal would
both be closed down soon. Rep. Daniel Flood (Dem.-Pa.) termed the plan
"an utter outrage". "I am pretty sure that Congress will not be out of
town ten minutes before the Budget Bureau will knock out the Panama
Line and the State Department will proclaim, despite the wishes of Con-
gress, that the Panamanians can fly their flag in our own Canal Zone"
he also said. On July 1, 1960, Rep. Sullivan asked the Budget Bureau and
the Panama Canal Co. not to discontinue the Panama Line, and to await
action by Congress next January. Serious concern was being felt on the
Canal Zone and $540 worth of cablegrams from Canal Zone unions, re-
quested that any decision of the Panama Line's future be postponed until
Congress reconvenes. Cablegrams were sent to seven U.S. Senators, seven
Representatives, four labor leaders and the Director of the Port of New
Three new 2400 horse power tugs are being constructed for the Pan-
ama Canal Co. by the Diamond Manufacturing Co. of Savannah, Georgia.
The tugs are the first new craft of the sort to be built for the Canal in 15
years. The Isthmian Historical Society has been asked to aid Canal Zone
authorities in naming the new tugs.
Jack Wagner of Curundu, C.Z. landed an 890 pound sawfish off the
Amador causeway. The fish measured 15 feet 7 inches from tail to beak
tip and had a girth of 92 inches. He was using a 9.0 reel and an 80 pound
test line. He believes that the catch will break world records both for the
80 pound line and for all tackle.
The !ferryboat Presidente Porras made her last run in the Panama
Canal and will be deactivated after 33 years in the New York area and
The Danish freighter Marib Maersk was floated after being aground
in the Gatun Lake for two days. In order to refloat the freighter, channels
were dug on each side of the vessel and Gatun Lake was raised six inches
by opening four sluice gates at Madden Dam. The vessel ran aground
during a torrential rain storm. Inspection by Canal divers revealed no
The Federal pay increase which Congress O.K.'d over President Eisen-
hower's veto will increase Panama Canal Co. payrolls by $1,059,000 per
year. Military accountants estimate that the increase for the armed ser-
vices will be near $1,000,000. During the past 10 years the U.S. rate
wages, with these latest increases, will have risen by about 72 per cent and
local rate wages by about 84 per cent.
A single engine "Beaver" crashed on a routine flight from France
Field to Howard Air Force Base. The plane crashed along the east bank
near Gamboa. The plane carried 'six U.S. Army officers and all were
killed. This is said to be the worst plane accident in the history of Army
operations on the Isthmus.
Congress passed and sent to the White House a bill authorizing
$500,000 for a research facility in Panama to study tropical diseases. The
money will go to the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Prevent-
ive Medicine which runs the laboratory.
The population of the Canal, according to the census April 1, was
41,683. The figures were released at Balboa Heights and is 11,137 less
than the population recorded in the census of 1950. The figure includes
both civilian and military residents.
Mitsubishi, a Japanese firm won a $4 million contract to supply
three locomotive cranes, three test locomotives and thirty-three mules for
the Canal. The Mitsubishi bid came to $4,327,890. The nearest American
offer was $4,741,867 from the Plymouth Locomotive Works of Plymouth,
The Panama Canal broke all traffic records in Fiscal Year 1960.
Some 10,977 ocean going vessels, commercial and government owned,
transited the water-way during the year. The previous record was 9,922
such vessels in the Fiscal Year 1959.
An advisory board, established by Congress to investigate the future
of the Panama Canal, have recommended acceleration of a ten year $61,
000,000 improvement program now scheduled for completion in 1970.
While admitting that a sea level canal would probably be needed some
time in the future, the board advised "Its construction should await a
traffic volume that can support the large cost". The board said the ten
year improvement program would provide adequate shipping capacity for
the world's vessels until the year 2000.
A board of consultants engaged by the House Merchant Marine Com-
mittee to consider long range problems of traffic between the Atlantic and
Pacific Oceans, have estimated that transportation of cargo through the
Panama Canal will double in the next 40 years, with Japan and South
America likely to contribute a considerable part of the increase. They
estimate that two way cargo tonnage through the Canal will increase from
an annual average of 33,134,000 tons in the period 1955 to 1957; to
57,251,000 tons in 1975 and 78,105,000 tons in the year 2000.
According to a Washington datelined New York Times story the U.S.
is considering having a civilian instead of a military governor of the Pan-
ama Canal Zone. The Times story also said U.S. approval is expected of
a Panamanian request for $15 million in loans which would open the
country to agriculture. The World Bank is to provide $11 million of this
and President Eisenhower's Latin American development loan fund $4
million, the paper stated. The Times declared that new riots are feared
on Panama's November 3, Independence Day if no decision is made before
then on the question of flying the Panamian flag in the U.S. controlled
Robert F. (Nino) Chiari received his credentials as President of Pan-
ama in the library of the National Assembly. The official score, with all
but a few small precincts counted, was, Chiari 95,120, Ricardo M. (Dicky)
Arias 81,172 and Victor F. Goytia 55,613. Chiari was supported by the
National Opposition Union composed of his own Liberal party, the Repub-
lican party, the Nationalist party and the National Liberation Movement.
the Coalition Party backed Ricardo Arias for President. The four party
bloc, which supported Roberto Chiari, won 28 out of 53 assembly seats.
President Chiari is scheduled to Jassume power from President Ernesto de
la Guardia, at noon October 1, 1960. President elect Chiari had declared
that his administration will be one of progress in the political economic
and social fields.
President Ernesto de la Guardia, issued an executive decree July 1,
declaring July 4 and July 14 official holidays in Panama. An official
holiday involves only government offices and public school, as contrasted
with a national holiday which requires private business to close down too.
Flag incidents continue to occur in Panama and on the Zone. On
July 4 a group of student demonstrators invaded the Zone with Panaman-
ian flags. They remained in the Zone briefly and were ignored by the
Canal Zone police and the National Guard- At the U.S. Embassy a group
of high school students carrying "Down with Yankee Imperialism" pla-
cards planted a Panamanian flag on the embassy grounds. The Stars and
Stripes on the embassy flagpole was not molested. Two Americans were
hurt in an anti-American flurry in David. The National Guard band
marched in the Balboa Independence Day parade, so did the Panama Fire
Department Band. The Panamanian flag was borne in place of honor in
the Balboa parade, and flew prominently from the speakers stand. The
Independence Day celebration this year was one of the largest held on the
Pacific side for years. The American society's stag party at the Panama
Golf Club drew a record crowd of 460 including about 300 Panamanian
guests. At the party President Ernesto de la Guardia proposed a toast "To
our good friends the American people and to President Dwight Eisenhower.
LATE LATE NEWS
J. W. Tannehill of Pasadena, California informs us that his son
William passed away June 18th, 1960.
Mrs. Ellis D. Stillwell of Monrovia, California died August 2, 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Stillwell had just returned from a trip to the east coast. She
suffered a heart attack and died shortly after returning home.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Saltzman of Thibodeaux, La., announce the birth
of their third child, third girl, Jennifer Ann, born May 29, 1960. The
maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Benthal, Margarita, C.Z.
A five year old negro boy was drowned and his eight year old cousin
would have drowned, also, but for the quick action of Lyman Benthall, one
of our members, who happened to be on the bridge where it happened.
The two boys were wading under the bridge when they stepped into deep
water and were swept out into the stream by a fast outgoing tide in the
Manatee river in Bradenton, Florida. Mr. Benthall dove into the fast run-
ning water and reached one of the boys. By going along with the current,
but gradually working toward shore, he finally brought the boy safely
ashore. An older brother of one of the boys had reached both boys but
was unable to support them both and had gone under a couple of times,
himself, before Mr. Benthall reached them. Mr. Benthall was spending a
few weeks in Bradenton prior to his return to the Canal Zone.
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida
HEREWITH BLOOD BANK DUES FOR 1960
(Members who reside in Florida only)
Address... ................... ........ -........... .........................
City.......... ......................... .......................... ...
The reports from the various secretaries of the Panama Canal Soci-
eties, contribute a great deal to the Canal Record. We wish to thank every-
one for clippings and items of interest sent to us. The deadline for the
next issue of the Record will be November 1st, 1960.
Start making your plans now to attend the next Reunion at the
Soreno Hotel, St. Petersburg, January 9th and 10th. The luncheon will
be on the 10th.
If you have read as far as this page we assume you have read each
and every page, especially Mr. Bartlett's report on legislation. If you did
not read it first, go right back to it now. He explains with some interest-
ing figures why each and everyone of us should be a member of NARCE,
the National Association of Retired Civil Service Employees. Be sure you
read it and take Bill's advice.
We are especially pleased to have the pictures of our California and
Texas members for this issue. How about Miami for the December
NEW MEMBERS AND CHANGES OF ADDRESS
The following have been added or addresses changed or corrected since
the June Record. (*) denotes change or correction.
Cherry, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson R.-P. O. Box 1033------------------Cristobal
Dietz, Mr. and Mrs. Olen A.-P. O. Box 2803---------------------Cristobal
Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R.-P. O. Box 45 ..--------- Balboa Heights
Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M.-P. O. Box 268----------------Balboa
Geddie, Mrs. Lois W.-P. O. Box 171 --------------- -------Gamboa
Heim, Mr. and Mrs. Lee-P. O. Box 2631----------------------Cristobal
*Herrington, Mr. Myron R.-P. O. Box 1526--------------------Balboa
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.-P. O. Box 2955-------------------Cristobal
*Knapp, Mr. James Z.-P. O. Box 538-------------- ---------------Balboa
McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Scott J.-P. O. Box 1533-------------------Balboa
Meisinger, Mrs. Helen L.-P. O. Box 3056---------------------- Cristobal
*Neville, Mrs. Phebe G.-120-A Jadwin Avenue---------------------Gamboa
Pattison, Mr. and Mrs. James E.-P. O. Box 35 ------------Balboa Heights
Reif, Mr. and Mrs. G. C.-P. O. Box 334------------------------Margarita
Scheidegg, Mr. Charles V.-P. O. Box 447 ------------------------Gatun
Sellers, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L.-P. O. Box 186----------------Margarita
Shirk, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H., Sr.-P. O. Box 112------------------Gatun
Walker, Mr. and Mrs. G. A.-P. O. Box 343---------------------Rodman
Ward, Mr. and Mrs. William H.-P. O. Box 215 ------------------Gamboa
Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.-11242 Florida Ave. Box 126 -- Youngstown
*Nissen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred J.
(Mrs. Edith DeSpain)-9405 North Buena Vista Drive--------Phoenix
*Christensen, Lt. Col. and Mrs. H. J.-3822 Lochridge Road___North Little Rock
*Mock, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P.-Box 57--------------------- Prairie Grove
Bergeson, Chap. and Mrs. Merle W.-577 South Boyle Ave.----Los Angeles 33
*Brennan, Mrs. Lester T.-1812 Grace Avenue------------------ Hollywood 28
*Downing, Mrs. Genevieve J. F.-887 45th Avenue--------- San Francisco 21
Doyle, Mrs. Ida A.--65 Longview Drive-----------------------. Daly City
*Journey, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.-11430 Riverwood Drive-----------_---Sunland
*Kenealy, Mr. and Mrs. James N.-3321 North Albertson Street-- ...Covina
*Mullane, Mr. and Mrs. Denis E.-784 Santa Barbara Street ------ Pasadena
*Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward B.-733 Lincoln Avenue------------ Alameda
Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Q., Sr.-1515 Alice Street--------.. -Oakland 12
Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A.-122 Ipswich Blvd.__--------_ Playa Del Rey
*Veen, Mr. J. T.-9142 Glenoaks Blvd.-- ---------------- Sun Valley
*Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Neil H.-c/o James H. Wilson, Box 228 -- Canoga Park
Woodard, Mrs. Leonard P.-315 North Encinitas -------.--.-----Monrovia
*Wynne, Mr. Arthur W.-991 Wellesley Avenue-------------Los Angeles 49
*Allexan, Mr. Joseph-c/o Waldron's 625 North "F" Street _.Lake Worth
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A.-1365 Admiral Woodson Lane -- Clearwater
*Askew, Mr. and Mrs. C. T.-c/o Western Contractors, Box 2468--_Vero Beach
*Atkins, Mr. and Mrs. S. C.-Box 365----- --------------------Cortez
*Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. William H.-10101 Florida Avenue --------- Tampa 4
Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Eulie M.-4611 Blount Avenue ------ Jacksonville 10
*Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. M. J.-4301 Maple Street, N.E ..--- St. Petersburg 3
Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. H. John-1220 N.W. 25th Terrace ---- Gainesville
Chitwood, Mrs. Leonard N.-5293- 56th Avenue North----- St. Petersburg 9
*Clary, Miss F. G.-1012 East Central Avenue--------------------- Orlando
*Corliss, Mrs. John B., Sr.-957 Dunraven Drive--------------- Winter Park
Crum, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S.-328 N.E. 54th Street Apt. 4----- ---Miami
Dreiman, Mrs. Ruth Marjorie-
314 South Grandview Avenue Apartment 4 ----------Daytona Beach
*Drinnan, Mr. and Mr-. E. B.-16d4 25th Avenue North--S.... t. Petersburg 4
*Duncan, Capt. and Mrs. Peter W.-2778 Ingot Place------------- Sarasota
*Forsstrom, Mr. T. H.-
Liesure Lake Village-Tarpon and Jasmine Avenues_- ...Tarpon Springs
*Hobbs, Mr. and Mrs. H. C., Sr.-Box 274----------------------- Hollywood
Giblin, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F.-600 N.W. 30th Court----.... Fort Lauderdale
*Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H.-P. O. Box 1114--------.-------. Zephyrhills
Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Norris B.-4720 Burlington Ave. No...-- St. Petersburg 13
*Lord, Mr. George A.-8751 Oriente Way, N.E.------------_ St. Petersburg 2
*Moist, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W.-6642 5th Ave. No. Apt. DSt. Petersburg 10
*Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Jack F.-Box 155____- -------------------_. Lutz
*Penseyres, Capt. and Mrs. G. W.-5928 Chapel Street, Ferry Pass -Pensacola
*Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. William P.-11800 S.W. 177th Terrace------Miami 57
*Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. L. V.-6540- 83rd Avenue North ------ Pinellas Park
*Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A.-
9674 N.W. 10th Avenue-Twin Lakes Trailerroad Manors--- Miami 50
Thibodeau, Mr. and Mrs. George A.-729 Baltimore Drive---------- Orlando
*Tomey, Mr. and Mrs. William, Sr.-Box 217, Rural Route 2 ----Sebring
*Trout, Mrs. Earl E.-Box 1161---------------------------------DeLand
*VanSiclen, Capt. and Mrs. W. A., Sr.-253 Spartan Drive, Route 1 --Maitland
*Van Vliet, Mrs. Ruth-9783 North Nimitz ------------------Jacksonville 11
*White, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W.-
4771 Oakdale Drive Avondale Estates-------------------Pensacola
*White, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W.-Box 1161 --------------- DeLand
*Spalding, Mrs. James H.-404 Lynnhaven Drive, S.W.------------.Atlanta 10
*Hess, Mr. Sam-3110 Garfleld Avenue ----------------------------Highland
Turner, Dr. and Mrs. John P.-Office: 115 East Washington St.
Residence: 507 Greene Road ----------------------.--. .---. Goshen
Franklin, Mr. J. L.-824 9th Street --------------------- West Des Moines
Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald-R.F.D. No. 1-------------------.Waldheim
Brown, Mr. Frank W.-231 Prelila Street------------------- South Portland
*Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Cifford V.-Austin Block Main Street-Damariscotta
Bigelow, Miss Sally-Wave Barracks U. S. Naval Hospital ---- Bethesda
*Fenton, Mrs. Ethel L.-9803 Grayson Avenue----------------- Silver Spring
*MacDonald, Mr. Charles L.-1109 West Cross ---- ----------- Ypsilanti
*Shay, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P.-Box 155 --.---------------Monroe
*Thompson, Mrs. Lillian E.--c/o Mrs. S. Boles
22937 Lakeshore Drive ---- ----------------- St. Clair Shores
*Smith, Mrs. Alberta M.-38861 Hamon ------------ --- Mount Clemens
*Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. R. D.-534 Village Square Drive -------Hazelwood
McHugh, Mr. and Mrs. James E.-19 Moran Avenue----------.. Princeton
Scheidegg, Miss Diane (R.N.)-
Overlook Hospital Nurses Residence --------- -------- Summit
Albin, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J.-56 Mason Avenue Babylon -- Long Island
*Dexter, Mrs. Clinton E.-382 Guilford Street-------------------- Buffalo 11
Dodge, Capt. and Mrs. H. B.-215 Willoughby Ave. Apt. 1103 -Brooklyn 5
*Drake, Mrs. Annie-204 South William Street ---- ----------- Newburgh
*Sullivan, Mrs. T. F.-51 Iron Mine Drive --------- -- Staten Island 4
Sweek, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J.-67-40 164 Street Apt. 3-M.... Flushing 65
*Boomer, Mrs. George-Box 776-- -----------------------.------- _Lakeside
*Denson, Mr. and Mrs. James G.-1412 Harlow Road--------- Columbus 13
Boyd, Major and Mrs. Thurman L. (Lilias Halliday)
513 Un Lauman ---------------------- ---------- --------Fort Sill
*Castel, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond-4276 Avalon---------------------- Eugene
*Milliken, Capt. and Mrs. S. J.-Marion Gardens-Apt. B-104-._ Marion Station
*Brown, Mr. and Mrs. James-124 Arnold Street---------.--------.--Lincoln
Sylvestre, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.-(temporary)
c/o K. C. Smith, Route 2, Locust Street-------------------Hartsville
*Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Irl R.-223 Myers Street---------------... Livingston
*Bolster, Mr. Richard H.-P. O. Box 4161-Station "A"--------San Antonio 7
Bull, Mr. S. J.-4440 Graustark Apt. E-5------------------- Houston
*Corey, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L.-1945 Hicks Avenue -------- San Antonio 10
*Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. C. P., Sr.-909 Yale Street--------------Fort Worth
*Irwin, Mrs. J. C.-5200 Garrick---------------------------Fort Worth 15
*Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. Alva H.-117 Patrician Drive----------------Hampton
*Gilead, Capt. and Mrs. George 0.-1608 North Utah Street----- Arlington 7
*Holtzclaw, LCDR and Mrs. W. J.-8335 Woody Court-------------Norfolk 3
Kariger, Mrs. Pearl-1205 Warwick Avenue --------------------Norfolk 3
*Wallace, Mrs. Freda H.-800 West Princess Ann Rd.-Apt. D-1 --Norfolk 17
*McDermitt, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R.-Temporary ------------------- Clifton
(Retiring July 30)
*Fretland, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M.-Proprietors
Edgewater Motel and Resort Route 2-----------------Eagle River
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida
Herewith Dues for 1960.
For:..................... .................------------ .................----
Address ...................................................... ..----
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)
Address -.__----.-------- ------ ----- ----------
City ..._. ----- ..----.--.---------5--..- State -------____----
Number of Years on Canal _-_.------___. .... ...
What Division. --_-.----.-.-.... .
Amount Enclosed__- .-----.....__ ______
Mrs. Louis Palmer of Margarita, C.Z.
with daughters Louise and Mary Ann
Mrs. Alvina Leach,Margarita, 7
C.Z.-Mrs. E. J. Palmer,
Front row, Mary Ann Palmer, Mrs. Alvina Leach, Louise Palmer
Mrs. Fred Meisinger, Back row, Fred Meisinger and Louis
Palmer, Margarita, C.Z.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred J. Nissen of Phoenix, Arizona
Mrs Nissen is the former Mrs. Edith De Spain
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Reinig of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Mrs Grover Bohan of Jonesboro, Arkansas
Mr. & Mrs. James C. Milloy of West Harwich, Mass.
Miss Gertrude Malloy of the Canal Zone
Mrs. Gardner Harris, Balboa, C.Z., Mrs. Z.K. Esler, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida
U. S. Paosge
St. Peterburg, 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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