,ourtesy Panama Canal Company
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baltozer, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Merchant.
Joyce Collinge, Hedweg Seedborg, Wells Wright, Ann Wright Thelma Reppe,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter White, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Shay, Mrs. Wilma Siler,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson.
Rev. and Mrs. D.D. Gregory, Mrs. Guatav Peterson.
Miss Mary Ledden, Miss Jessie Murdock
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Metzger
Mr. and Mrs.E.W. Hatchett, Mrs. G.C. (Betty) Lockridge, Record Editor
The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
P. O. BOX 11566 ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
W. Dewey Goodwin J. F. Warner
Ernest M. Kieswetter Executive Committee
Vice-President TONE W. Dewey Goodwin
Lucille S. Judd Ernest M. Kieswetter
Secretary-Treas. Lucille S. Judd
Lyla M. Esler
Lyla ,M. Esler Betty Lockridge
Recording Sec'y. Keith Kelley
C. G. Calvit
Betty Lockrldge J. Andrew Fraser
Record Editor Z. K. Esler
W. J. Dorgan
Martin Nickel Albert McKeown
Lots of new Government employee bills have already been introduced
in the new Congress. Many more will be introduced in the months ahead.
Of course in a short time the Senate and their bills will be coming forth.
The President's tax plan will take a bigger tax bite out of many civil
service annuities by removing the present exemptions of $1,524 as well as
the $600 exemption each for an employee and his spouse now received.
We hope this is amended before it becomes the new tax law.
H.R. 464. To exempt Government employee annuities from Federal
Income Taxes introduced by Rep. Cramer (R) Florida.
NOW is the time to write your letters to Senators and Congressmen.
G. C. Lockridge, Legislative Rep.
ABOUT THE COVER
More and more big ships are using the Canal these days. Here the Orion Hunter,
751 feet long and 102 wide, is put through Miraflores Locks, with eight feet to
spare in the 110 foot wide locks. The Orion Hunter paid the largest toll ever
paid to transit the Canal over $30,000 plus.
Around 600 members of the P.C. Society registered at the Soreno
Hotel during the two day reunion January 15th and 16th. There were
probably several there who did not line up to register.
It was not possible to see every one there but some of the FIRST
TIMERS were: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fletcher, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Leisy,
New Mexico; Mrs. Thelma Reppe and Hedzig Sundberg Seedborg from
Calif.; Mrs. Geneva Stockham and Mrs. Vivian Corn of the C.Z.; Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Reece; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kleas-
ner; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge of St. Petersburg; Col. and Mrs. George
D. Poole of N.Y.
Coming from a long distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barnard, R.I.;
Mrs. Gertrude Bohan, N.H.; Mary Blaney, Pa.; Mrs. Lea Dugan, Ill.; Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Grimm, Wise.; Mrs. Lillian Farr, Tex.; Mr and Mrs. Slim
Hallet, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Mc-
Cartney, Ohio; Mrs. Peggy McKenzie, Tenn.; Mr. F. G. Swanson, Tyler,
Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Shay, Mich.; Miss Helen Stenger, Pa.; Mrs.
Elizabeth Lober, Calif.; Mr. Edward Vogel, Ill. and Col. and Mrs. Ralph
Mrs. Helen Adler came from Panama City, R. de P. From the Canal
Zone were Mr. John Hammond; Mr. Vance Howard; Dorothy and Roger
Williams; Jane Holcomb; Mrs. Betty Jorgenson; Mrs. Geneva Stockham;
Mr. E. Thompkins; Mr. Randy Wikingstad and Mrs. Vivian Corn.
Miss Jessie Murdoch, former chief nurse at Gorgas Hospital, was the
oldest retiree in period of service at the Reunion. She went to. the C.Z. in
Miss Mary Ledden, former C.Z. nurse who is 94 years of age, was
there also. She is the only surviving member of the Panama Canal Society
founded in the lounge of the S.S. Aricon in Newv York Harbor in 1932.
Miss Ledden is making her homewith the W, L. Howards of St. Petersburg.
Mr. Francis Hargy and Mr. Gustav Peterson worked diligently both
days taking pictures, which will appear in the Record. A tremendous vote
of thanks is due them.
Wednesday afternoon the luncheon was well attended. Mayor Goldner
of St. Petersburg welcomed the guests and stated that he hoped more peo-
ple would consider St. Petersburg for their retirement home.
Guests at the luncheon were Col. and Mrs. Hugh Mitchell, who lived
in the C.Z. from 1905 to 1912; Past president of the Wash. D.C. Society
now living in Cape Coral, Fla. Col. and Mrs. Ralph Sartor, of N.Y. where
the Col. is President of the P.C. Society.
Mr. Paul Davis, who writes the column "Our Town" in the St. Peters-
burg Independent was an honored guest. He gave the Society much favor-
able publicity before and after the Reunion.
Mr. Edward A. Turville, a prominent attorney in St. Petersburg was
guest speaker. He is president of the Lawn Tennis Association and had
made a trip o Russia last year with a team of Lawn Tennis players. His
amusing and informative talk was fascinating to all.
Following the luncheon the reunion officially closed but the Mezza-
nine and the lobby were still crowded until late afternoon with members
reluctantly bidding goodbye. Plan now to attend the reunion next year.
Eugene F. Kleasner-Locks Division-26 years, 3 months, 4 days.
Mrs. Julia Loupadiere-Gorgas Hospital-16 years, 8 months, 7 days.
Joseph M. Cooke-Engineering Division-7 years, 8 months, 9 days.
Harold M. Fraser-Electrical Division-37 years, 7 months, 15 days.
Mrs. Melba M. Heintz-Supply Division-17 years, 6 months, 7 days.
Eldon W. Coffey-Locks Division-21 years, 2 months, 5 days.
Ralph Dugan, Jr.-Police Division-16 years, 6 months, 18 days.
Mrs. Eileen G. Brady-Corozal Hospital-18 years, 4 months, 17 days.
Robert A. Berry-Locks Division-15 years, 1 month, 25 days.
Samuel T. Crichlow-Maintenance Division-31 years, 1 month, 7 days.
Miss Helen M. Starr-Division of Schools-28 years, 1 month, 11 days.
Mrs. Helen F. Heim-Terminals Division-32 years, 11 months, 20 days.
Oscar Johnson-Locks Division-21 years, 10 months, 26 days.
Kenneth W. Vinton-Schools Division-31 years, 11 months, 16 days.
Rudolph W. Rubelli-Navigation Division-22 years, 6 months, 18 days.
Alfred R. Graham-Gorgas Hospital-18 years, 6 months, 25 days.
Albert L. Pope-Railroad Division-17 years, 1 month, 23 days.
Paul S. Stewart-Police Division-25 years, 7 months, 6 days.
Joseph C. Stokes-Railroad Division-9 years, 1 month, 25 days.
THANK YOU NOTES
The American Legion Hospital for Crippled Children; Mrs. John F.
Warner; The Canal Zone Library; Mrs. Betty Whaler; Mrs. Chas. Calvit;
Mrs. Bill Bartholomew; Bernice Howard, Lee Kraut and Vance Howard.
Michael Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Gibson of Syracuse, N.Y.,
was hurt while tobogganing. He was first on the toboggan and they
crashed into a truck. Several stitches were taken in his scalp but at last
report he was doing nicely.
Mrs. Art Wynn of New Orleans, La. has fully recovered from her
third operation in one year.
Capt. Alfred Mundbery of Santa Barbara, Calif. was hospitalized in
December with a bad heart condition.
Mrs. Ross Hallowell of St. Petersburg fell and injured her back but
at present is doing nicely.
R. F. Huldquist, Lindsborl, Kansas, underwent surgery and is slowly
Mrs. George Lee, Lake Como, Florida, fell and broke her elbow.
Miss Alice Candee of Orlando has been hospitalized for the removal
Mr. Fred Huensecker is recovering at home from a recent illness.
Mrs. Ray Keen is in Mound Park Hospital, St. Petersburg after hav-
ing fallen and broken her ankle and several bones in her foot.
Mr. Ernest Wood of Alabama fell and broke his hip.
Capt. Lindstrom of Bismark, N.D. has had surgery and was recover-
ing until he suffered a slight stroke on December 31.
Mr. Benjamin A. Armstrong, San Francisco, Calif., has had double
surgery but is improving very nicely at home, with the help of his wife,
whom he said was an angel through it all.
Mrs. Joe Musso (Edna Hart) 445 30th Terrace N.W., Ft. Lauder-
dale, Florida and Mrs. P. L. Guidotti (Ann Gorman), 10 Manor Drive,
Neptune, New Jersey, are trying to arrange a 10 year Class Reunion by
mail. Will all members of the Class of 1953, Balboa High School, please
write to the above addresses. All persons knowing the where about of
any member of the Class, please advise.
ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS
Miss Annamae Wirgau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett A. Wirgau
of Grosse Ile, Michigan, became the bride of Ensign Owen Charles Suther-
land, U. S. Naval Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Sutherland of
Balboa, Canal Zone, at an afternoon ceremony at St. James Episcopal
Church, Grosse Ile, Michigan on Saturday, January 12. The Reverend
Lloyd Hackwell officiated at the ceremony.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.
Miss Elizabeth Ann Pearse of Dearborn, Michigan and a sorority sis-
ter of the bride, attended as maid of honor. The other attendants were
Mrs. Greggory Goldsmith of Detroit, also an Alpha Gamma Delta sorority
sister of the bride, and Miss Cheryl Erskine of Dearborn, a cousin of the
Mr. Thomas Barber of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a Sigma Nu
fraternity brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. The ushers were
Mr. Everett A. Wirgau, Jr., of Grosse Ile, brother of the bride, and Mr.
John Studebaker of Detroit, also a fraternity brother of the bridegroom.
Following the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the Officer's
Club of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Gross Ile.
Later in the evening the young couple left for a two week motor trip
to San Francisco, California. Upon their arrival there they will fly to Hono-
lulu, Hawaii, where Ensign Sutherland has been assigned to duty with
the U. S. Navy at Pearl Harbor and where Mrs. Sutherland plans to teach.
Out of town guests for the wedding included Mrs. Robert T. Malstrom
of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. McClellan, Jr., of Pleasantville, New York,
and their son, Mr. S. G. McClellan III, of Bronxville, New York. Mrs.
Malstrom and Mrs. McClellan are paternal aunts of the bridegroom, and
they and their families are former residents of the Canal Zone. Mr.
Charles W. Sutherland, great-grandfather of the bridegroom also attended
with other members of the Sutherland family from the Detroit area.
Ensign Sutherland is the grandson of Mr. Harold D. Sutherland of
Detroit, and the late Mrs. Sutherland, and of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert B. Owen
of Neptune Beach, Florida. Both Mr. Sutherland and Mr. Owen are retired
from Panama Canal service.
Mrs. Owen Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Michigan
where she received a degree in teaching speech correction.
Ensign Sutherland is a graduate of Balboa High School where he
attained many honors in scholastic and athletics. He received his B. S.
in Industrial Engineering and his M. A. in Busness Administration from
the University of Michigan,following which he attended the U. S. Naval
Officers Candidate School at Newport, Rhode Island, and received his
commission in October 1962.
Miss Mary Lee Kincaid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I. Kincaid,
of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Cpl. Daniel J. Sullivan Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel J. Sullivan of Ancon, were married on December 10 at 10
o'clock in the morning at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.
Fr. Brendan C. Donnelly, I. C., officiated at the single ring ceremony.
Dayton Grasso was soloist and Mrs. Carl Frebis, organist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father who was formerly
United States Marshal at the Ancon District Court.
Miss Linda Fenn was maid of honor.
J. Howard Tankersley of Ormond Beach, Florida, served as best man.
Ushers were Joseph H. Kincaid, brother of the bride, and Jimmy Fenn.
A reception followed at the Elks Club.
After a wedding trip to Atlanta and Chicago, the couple will be at
home in Ft. Sheridan, Ill., where Cpl. Sullivan is stationed with the Army.
Both Cpl. and Mrs. Sullivan grew up in the Canal Zone and attended
Pacific Side schools.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Carol Ann Bates,
daughter of Mrs. Lois DeLaMater Bates of 137 Canal St., Apt. 21, San
Rafael and of Mr. Paul M. Bates, Jr., of Menlo Park, to First Lieutenant
Donald Dee Christy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Christy, now re-
siding in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Miss Bates was graduated from San Rafael High School and is now
attending College of Marin. Last June she represented San Rafael in the
Miss Universe Contest in Los Angeles. She is the granddaughter of Cap-
tain Paul M. Bates, USN (Ret) of San Diego. Her maternal grandmother
is Mrs. Ann DeLaMater (formerly of the Panama Canal Zone) now living
in Greenville, North Carolina.
Lieutenant Christy is assigned to the 83rd Fighter-Interceptor Squad-
ron at Hamilton AFB. No date has been set for the wedding.
The wedding of Miss Judith Melinda Pollock, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Pollock of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Mr. Frederick
B. Dube, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Dube of La Boca, C. Z., took place
at St. Paul's Church in Goldsboro, N.C. on August 18, 1962.
The Rev. N. W. Grant, pastor, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Mrs. Earl Radford of Durham, N.C. cousin of the bride, was matron
of honor. Bridesmaids were Misses Gayle Paschall and Kay Herring of
Goldsboro, N.C. and Mrs. Robie Strickland of Charlotte, N.C.
Mr. Dube was attended by Howard L. Chandler as best man. Ushers
were Messrs. Alvis Hause, Steven Smith, Bill Shivers, and Roger Wray.
All are members of the US Air Force and stationed at Seymour Johnson
Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N. C.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the hall of the church.
Among the out of town guests were the bridegroom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred A. Dube of La Boca, Canal Zone.
After a wedding trip to Manteo, N.C. the couple are now residing at
The bride is a graduate of the Goldsboro School of Nursing and is
presently employed at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, N.C. The
groom has served the past four years in the US Air Force and is presently
stationed at Seymour Johnson, Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Eichorn of Roosevelt, N.Y. and Honesdale,
Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemarie, to Richard A.
Caruthers, son of Mrs. Isabel Caruthers, Floral Park, N.Y.
Miss Eichhorn is presently a teacher in the Garden City Schools. She
is a graduate of East Stroudsburg State Teacher College, and has a Masters
Degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Caruthers graduated from Balboa High School in 1945. He is
also a graduate of the Canal Zone Jr. College, U.S. Merchant Marine Acad-
emy, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va. He was born and
reared on the C.Z. and made his home in Pedro Miguel. He is presently
Project Engineer at the N.Y. Refinery of the Mobil Oil Company.
Miss Ruth Elizabeth Marsh of Margarita became the bride of Mr.
William Morgan Kosan of Diablo Heights in a candlelight ceremony at
the Coco Solo Chapel on September 22. The Reverend Daniel B. Merrick,
pastor of the Margarita Union Church, officiated.
Miss Ruth Limkemann, organist, presented the traditional wedding
music, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as the recessional. Mrs.
Jean Canada, soloist, sang "Through the Years" and "Because".
Mrs. Vesta L. Morris of Gatun served as matron of honor.
Attending the groom as best man was Mr. H. Morgan Smith of Cur-
undu. The usher was Mr. Robert J. Thompson of Balboa.
A reception following the wedding was held at the homf of the bride.
Miss Helen Edds of Diablo Heights served the wedding cake after the
bride and groom had cut the first slice.
Mrs. Kosan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jackson Marsh,
Knoxville, Tennessee. She received the B.S.N. degree from Western Re-
serve University and the M.A. in Nursing Education from Teachers Col-
lege, Columbia University. Mrs. Kosan is a member of Kappa Delta Pi.
She had served on the staffs of Gorgas and Coco Solo Hospitals since
coming to the Isthmus. She is a past president of the Isthmian Nurses
Association and is now chairman of the Committee of Nursing Practice.
Mr. Kosan is the son of Mrs. John Kosan, Pittsburgh, Pa., and the
late Mr. Kosan. He is employed by the Power Branch of the Electrical
Division of the Panama Canal. He attended the Armour Institute of Tech-
nology in Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
The wedding of Mrs. Naomi Turner Kerr of 105 W. Hillcrest Blvd.,
Monrovia, to Sangster E. Liebeler, 600 S, Old Ranch Road, Arcadia, has
The couple was married on Jan. 4 in the First Baptist Church of Las
Vegas with Rev. Melvin Pekrul, former minister of the First Baptist
Church of Monrovia, officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Liebeler are now at home at 105 W. Hillcrest Boulevard,
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Young of Los Rios announce the engagement of
their daughter, Doris Mary, to Mr. Loyd T. Gunderson, the son of Capt.
and Mrs. C. J. Gunderson of Balboa.
Miss Young is employed by the Office of the Comptroller. Mr. Gun-
derson is presently attending State University College in Potsdam, N. Y.
Ann K. Dare, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Keller, formerly of
Cocoli, was recently wed to Mr. Robert Hudson of LeHigh Acres, Florida.
Miss Dare is a graduate of Balboa High School, class of 1956.
Standing up for the couple as matron of honor and best man were
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis B. Jeffries (nee Jinger Reinhardt), also former Canal
Zone residents, now of Cocoa, Florida.
The reception was held in the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. Bill
Clark of Cape Canaveral served.
The couple will reside in LeHigh Acres.
Mrs. Virginia de Young Cunningham of Diablo Heights and Mr.
Henry Clayton Simpson of Los Rios, were married at the Balboa Magis-
trate's Court. Judge John E. Deming officiated. Attending the couple were
Alfonso and Brenda C. Estrada Berg.
Mrs. Catherine Hopkins Taylor and Lieutenant Colonel Vernon Leo
Schafer, US Army, retired, announce their marriage on December 3rd at
the Fort Clayton Chapel. Father John C. Borley, OFM, officiated.
Attending the couple were Mrs. T. E. Spencer, matron of honor; Mr.
Joseph M. Schafer, father of the groom, best man; Mrs. Douglas Lord,
acting for the bride's mother; Mrs. J. T. C. Hopkins, Jr. of Port Deposit,
Maryland; Mrs. Ralph Davis, and Mr. William David Taylor.
The Schafers will be at home to their friends at 21 Jose G. Duque
Avenue, La Cresta, in Panama City.
The engagement of Miss Judith Ann Meyers to Douglas Michael
Pajak, the son of Mr. Carl M. Pajak of Balboa and the late Mrs. Pajak,
has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Meyers of
The bride-to-be is with USARCARIB, Fort Amador. Mr. Pajak is an
Engineering major at the University of Florida.
The wedding date has not been set.
Miss Linda Sue McCracken and Richard Lane Shobe, both of Dallas,
Tex., were married in the First Baptist Church by the bride's father, the
Rev. L. O. McCracken, on August 18, 1962.
The bride's mother is Mrs. L. O. McCracken.
The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Shobe of Birming-
Mrs. Richard Randels of New Orleans, La., sister of the bride was
matron of honor; Mrs. Jarrell McCracken of Waco, Tex., Mrs. Frank
Smith, Witchita, Kan., and Miss Sherry Cauthron of Dallas, bridesmaids.
Miss Susan Randels of New Orleans was flower girl.
Jarrell McCracken gave his sister in marriage.
The bridegroom's attendants included Gene Wiley, Omaha, Neb.;
David Shobe, Birmingham, brother of the bridegroom; Jim McCray and
Paul Fetke, both of Dallas.
After a wedding trip to Colorado, the couple will be at home in
Mrs. Marie Agnes Quinn of La Boca and Mr. James T. Marshall of
Richland, Ga., announce their marriage on Dec. 7 in Balboa.
Attending the couple were Mrs. Miriam Smith and Mr. Ronald E.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred A. Dube of La Boca.
The engagement of Miss Joann E. Clouser has been announced by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd D. Clouser of 501 Noble St., Lebanon,
Penn. Her fiance is Joseph C. Wood, the son of Mrs. Robert S. Wood and
the late Mr. Wood of 3325 Second Ave., Lebanon, formerly of the Canal
Zone, and the grandson of Mrs. Charlotte Wood of Balboa.
Miss Clouser, a graduate of Lebanon High School with the class of
1959, is a senior at Millersville State College, majoring in elementary ed-
ucation. In January she began her student teaching assignment at the
Southwest Elementary School.
Mr. Wood is a 1957 alumnus of Balboa High School and the Canal
Zone Junior College. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology, Hobo-
ken, N.J. He is a senior at Tri-State College, Angola, Indiana, majoring
in electrical engineering.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Schneider of Balboa announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Anita Louise, to Mr. Edward J. Roeckel, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Roeckel, Sr., of Joliet, Pennsylvania. Miss Schneider is
a graduate of Balboa High School and the Canal Zone Junior College. She
has been residing for the past three years in Frankfort, Germany, where
she is employed as a Department of the Army civilian. Mr. Roeckel at-
tended Penn State and is also employed with the Army in Frankfurt. A
January wedding is planned in Basil, Switzerland.
Miss Schneider visited with her parents and returned to Germany in
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Gray of Gatun announce the marriage of their
daughter, Judith Karen, to Mr. W. Dennis Madry Jr., of Burlington, North
Carolina. The double ring ceremony was performed on the evening of
Oct. 29, at the Grace Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina,
with the Reverend Charles E. Shannon officiating. Guests were Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Madry, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Foreman III, and Mr. Thomas
M. Vick III. The bride was graduated from Cristobal High School and
she attended the Canal Zone Junior College and Greensboro College where
she is a psychology major. The groom was graduated from Walter M.
Williams High School in Burlington, and attended the University of North
Carolina and Elon College from where he will be graduated next June
with a degree in Business Administration. The couple are residing at
2105 Hiatt Avenue in Greensboro at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Shepard Clark announce the engagement of their
daughter, Karen, to Mr. Joseph C. Galloway, son of Mrs. W. K. Galloway
Karen is a junior at the University of Oklahoma and her fiance is a
junior at the University of Houston.
Sandra Kay Dunning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dunning Sr.
of Diablo, C.Z. and Tampa, Fla., was married to Eddie J. Ingle, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Ingle of Tampa, Fla. in a lovely double ring ceremony
which took place at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Tampa
on November 2.
Mr. W. R. Dunning Jr., a brother of the bride, gave the bride in mar-
riage. Vicki Dunning, a sister of the bride, served as matron of honor.
John Ingle, a brother of the groom, was the best man. Two brides-
maids, Janet Sutherland and Mary Ann Brandon, were from Balboa.
A reception at the Seminole Garden Club in Tampa followed the cere-
mony. Mrs. John E. Hunt, a sister of the bride, was in charge of the guest
book. Mrs. W. R. Dunning, Jr., formerly of Coco Solo, assisted in the re-
ceiving line and with the refreshments.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie J. Ingle will reside at 4901, 22nd St., Tampa,
after a brief honeymoon trip. Mr. Ingle is presently employed by the Air-
drome Tire and Motor Co.
Mrs. Ingle is a graduate of Balboa High School. Her present occu-
pation is a job with Maas Bros. in Tampa.
Captain and Mrs. John T. Barrett, Jr., of Balboa, announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Joan Helene, to Mr. Ronald Charles Molinaro,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Molinaro of Boston, Mass.
Miss Barrett will be graduated from the Canal Zone Junior College
in June. Mr. Molinaro is a member of the Canal Zone Police Force.
A September wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. A. Booth of Diablo Heights announce the
engagement of their daughter, Sharon Lee, to Mr. Douglas Clinton
Schmidt, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Schmidt of Ancon.
Both are graduates of Balboa High School and the Canal Zone Junior
A June wedding is planned.
Mrs. Jean Stiles of Curundu announces the engagement of her daugh-
ter, Betty Jean, to Mr. Grady L. Hesters, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady
L. Hesters of Curundu. Both are currently attending San Francisco State
College. An early June wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Hasemann of Jacksonville, Florida, announce
the marriage of their daughter,Gayle, to Mr. Charles F. Tolbert. The cere-
mony took place December 8th, in Arlington, Virginia.
Mr. Tolbert is associated with the Parkway Ford Motor Company, Inc.
of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Tolbert is employed by the Department of State.
The couple are residing at 1500 N. Rhodes Street, Apartment No. 5,
Arlington 9, Virginia.
The wedding of Miss Bettie Jean Frizzell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Frizzell of Alexandria, Va., and Lieutenant George William Mims,
Jr. was solemnized August 18 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Gretna,
Louisiana. Miss Patsy Lee D'Aquin, cousin of the groom was Maid of
Lieutenant Mims had as his best man, Captain N. H. Vreeland, U.S.
A reception followed at the Willow Drive home of the bridegroom's
The bride was graduated from St. Mary's Academy, Alexandria, Va.;
attended Immaculate Junior College, Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma
State University where she pledged Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is a re-
cent graduate of the John Robert Powers Finishing and Modeling School,
Lieutenant Mims attended Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North
Carolina, and was graduated from Louisiana State University. He was a
member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He recently completed Combat
Engineers School, U. S. Marine Corps, Camp LeJeune, N. C. Lieutenant
Mims has been assigned to active duty in Okinawa for one year.
Mrs. Mims is the grand-daughter of Ethel Hodnett and the late H. F.
Mrs. William Francis Frizzell was the former Miss Elaine Berg before
her marriage on October 20, 1962, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
in Alexandria, Va. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Berg (who is
with the State Department, Washington, D.C.). She graduated from St.
Mary's Academy, Alexandria, Va. and is employed in the Bureau of Ships,
U. S. Navy Department.
Mr. Frizzell attended Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, and
Oklahoma State University. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity,
and is presently employed as an Electronic Technician for the firm, Space
Avionics, Alexandria, Va. He also teaches night classes in electronics at
Fort Belvoir, Va.
Bill Frizzell is the grandson of Ethel Hodnett and the late H. F.
The wedding Friday evening, December 28, at the Margarita Union
Church of Miss Mary Alice Engelke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert O.
Engelke of Margarita, and Mr. Bobbie Joe Williford, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William E. Williford of Margarita was solemnized by the Reverend Daniel
B. Merrick who officiated at the ceremony.
Howard Favorite, a cousin of the bride, and Peter Butz, served as
Acolytes and lighted the candles preceding the ceremony.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.
The Misses Patricia Egger and Sidney Belle Townsend were the
Mr. John A. Robinson served as best man for the bridegroom. Usher-
groomsmen were Mr. Leonard Wertz, Mr. Gerald W. Coffey and Mr. Billy
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the
Mrs. Harold D. Grammer came from Tulsa, Oklahoma, for her sister's
Mrs. Charles H. Bath, Mrs. Bruce G. Sanders, Jr. and Mrs. Rose Cun-
ningham alternated at the coffee service, and Mrs. Carl H. Starke, Mrs.
Wesley H. Townsend and the bride's aunt, Mrs. Benjamin F. Favorite Sr.,
alternated at the punch bowl. Miss Joan C. Arams was in charge of the
The young couple left by plane for a wedding trip to Costa Rica.
After January 7 they will be a home to their friends at House 333-D
Lee Road, Coco Solo.
Mrs. Williford is a graduate of Cristobal High School and attended
Canal Zone Junior College. She is presently employed with the Industrial
Division at Mt. Hope.
Mr. Williford also graduated from Cristobal High School. He at-
tended Northwest Junior College in Mississippi and the Canal Zone Junior
College. He is presently employed with the Postal Division at Cristobal.
Mary E. Connor of Cumberland, Md., and Louis H. Hack of Balboa
Heights, C.Z., were married on September 21, 1962 in Cumberland.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wertz of Margarita, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Marie Eileen to Mr. Russell Eugene Favorite, son
of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Favorite, Jr., of Coco Solo.
Miss Wertz is a graduate of Cristobal High School. Mr. Favorite is
also a graduate of Cristobal High School, and attended Junior College.
He is now employed on the Police Force in Balboa.
The Holy Cross Catholic Church in Palmetto, Fla. was the setting
Sept. 26 for the ceremony which united in marriage Miss Allene Bridges,
daughter of A. W. Bridges of Bradenton, and Jack McClure, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClure of Princeton, Fla.
Father Normand Hardy officiated. Witnesses were Mrs. Clyde Benton
and Thomas Farrell.
The couple left on a wedding trip to nearby beaches and will be at
home at 2088 Hillview Street, Apa. 2, Sarasota.
The bride is a graduate of Florida State University and is a member
of the faculty at the Jessie P. Miller School in Bradenton.
The groom attended the University of Florida and is now assistant
manager of Kwik-Chek in Venice.
The Reverend and Mrs. John B. Fields of Balboa announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Jo-Anne, to Mr. Lawrence J. Miller, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Miller of Ripon, Wisconsin.
Miss Janet McCarty of Jeffersonville, Ind. and Mr. George Capwell
of Guyaquil, Ecuador were married Nov. 24, 1962 in Cohoes, N.Y. at the
St. Agnes Catholic Church. Rev. Father Ashline performed the ceremony.
Capt. George L. Capwell, Jr., USMS of Los Angeles was best man for his
father. Mrs. Marion Stemler, the bride's sister from Jeffersonville was
matron of honor. A reception and dinner was held at the "Keelers" in
Albany, N.Y. for close friends following the ceremony. Four of Mr. Cap-
well's children attended the wedding. Mrs. E. R. (Jeane) Harris of Lou-
donville, N.Y.; Miss Dorothy Capwell of Kew Gardens, N.Y. and Robert
A. Capwell of Marquette U., Milwaukee, Wis. The honeymoon was spent
in New York City, after which the bride and bridegroom flew to the Canal
Zone to visit Mr. Capwell's sister, Thelma Capwell of Balboa.
Mrs. Capwell, before her marriage was Sec'y. to the American Consul
General in Guyaquil for two years and was assigned to Singapore later on
a similar job.
Their address is Guayaquil, Ecuador is Box 1320.
Mrs. Ivie Ellis of Fort Meyers, Fla. and Mr. H. Doyle Snyder of St.
Petersburg formerly of Gatun, C.Z. were married Jan. 20th, in the home
of Mrs. Snyder's daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kestler in Bonita Springs,
Fla. They are temporarily at home at 5346 30th Ave. No., St. Petersburg,
The marriage of Miss Lillian G. Keen, formerly of Parter Road, Bel-
mont, Mass., and now of Memorial Home Community, Penny Farms,
Florida, to the Rev. Raymond R. Gregory, D.D. of the same town, took
place in the bride's home on Saturday, October 20th. The single ring
Ceremony was performed by the Reverend John A. Swetnam, a retired
minister, formerly of Connecticut, and now also a member of Memor-
ial Home Community, and was attended by a few friends of the couple.
After the ceremony a luncheon for the entire group was served at the Qui-
Si-Sana Hotel, Green Cove Springs. The couple then left for a week's stay
at a lakeside Hotel in Tallahassee.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where
the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was bestowed upon him in 1950,
and of Yale Divinity School. He served for forty-one years as a mission-
ary in Latin America, the last thirty-two years of which was as a foreign
agency secretary of the American Bible Society in that area. The bride
prior to her retirement and becoming a part of Memorial Home Commun-
ity, was employed in the Accounting Department of the New England
Telephone and Telegraph Co., Boston for forty-four years and for many
years was a devoted worker in religious activities in the Boston Area.
The newly wedded couple are at home, No. 2, Gwyn Lane, Penny
Mr. and Mrs. Melton B. Smith announce the marriage of their daugh-
ter Lucinda on July 28, 1962 to Alwin C. Schneider III. Rev. Alwin C.
Schneider, grandfather of the bridegroom officiated. Phyllis Smith was
her sister's attendant. They are now at home at 4858 Carmine Ave., Balti-
more 7, Maryland. Lucinda is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
B. Sampsell, Glen Burnie, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Boatwirght of Batesberg, S. C. announce the marriage
of their daughter Gladys Elizabeth to Mr. Andrew W. Fraser of Tampa,
Fla. on December 30, 1962 in the Methodist Church in Batesburg.
Mr. Fraser was born in Colon, R. de P., attended C.Z. schools and was
graduated from Florida State U. in 1960. He is the son of Mrs. Marie K.
Fraser of Tanmpa and Mr. Harold M. Fraser of the C.Z.
Ensign and Mrs. Donald Ulrich (Sara Collinge) of 326 Pelican Ave.,
Corpus Christe, Texas, announce the arrival of a daughter, Elizabeth Lein,
December 21, 1962.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge of St. Peters-
burg, who spent some time welcoming the new granddaughter.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Ulrich, of Mount
Maternal great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Haldeman of
Mr. James Richardson and his sister Sarah Garnett of Houston, Texas,
are the great, great, great-Uncle and Aunt of the new baby on the mater-
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dolan of Balboa announce the birth of their
daughter, Maureen Mary, on November 24 at Gorgas Hospital.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dodwning
of Diablo and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Dolan of Ancon.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Horine of Balboa announce the birth of their
third child and first daughter, born November 21 at Gorgas Hospital.
The baby's name is Mary Sheryl, and her maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Stacy of the Canal Zone.
Mary Sheryl's paternal grandmother is Mrs. Esther Horine, now re-
siding in Japan.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Nickisher Jr. of Diablo announce the birth
of their second child and first son, William Thomas, born Nov. 14 at
The maternal grandparents are Lt. General and Mrs. Thomas L.
Harold of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
William Thomas Nickisher's paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Nickisher Sr. of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Phelan announce the birth of their third
child, a son, on October 15 in Stafford Springs, Conn. The maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Green, Jr. of Somers, Conn. The
paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Phelan of Balboa.
The birth of a third child and first son, Thomas Richard Grimison,
has been announced by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Grimison of Balboa.
The baby, born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 5, is the grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. Rex E. Beck of Balboa and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Burns
He is also the great-grandson of Mrs. Thomas L. Grimison of Balboa.
The Grimisons are presently vacationing in Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Little of Balboa announce the birth of their
seventh child and second son on Friday, November 2, at Gorgas Hospital.
The baby has been named Julius Edmund Schriftgiesser Little.
The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Carl Rausing of Clermont, Florida
and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. Schriftgiesser of North
Weymonth, Mass., who are presently visiting their son-in-law and daugh-
ter in Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F. Fox announce the birth of their second child,
a daughter, on Dec. 19 in Meridian, Mississippi. The baby has been named
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Fox of La Boca and Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Rudge of Margarita.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Turner, December 24, 1962 in Mas-
sachusetts Christopher Lee (second son, third child). Christopher is
the grandson of Mrs. Macon A. Turner and the late Macon A. Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Elliott of Balboa announce the birth of their first
child, a son, on Nov. 21 at Gorgas Hospital. The baby has been named
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Dreyer of Margarita,
and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Evella Wright of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Wills announce the birth of a daughter,
Yolanka, born Nov. 7 at the Duke Hospital in Durham, N. C.
Maternal grandparents are Baron and Baronessa Anthony Forani of
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wills of
Balboa, Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Boling of Knoxville, Tenn. are proud to an-
nounce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Fay, born on October 23rd.
Mrs. Boling is the former Jo-Anne Fischer and was a resident on the
Ishmus for many years.
Melissa Fay's maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. O.
Fischer of Diablo Heights.
Sharing honors with the Canal Zone family are the paternal grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hallbert Boling of Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chester announce the birth of a daughter, their
first child, on December 13, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The baby has
been named Relena Marie. Her mother is the former Linda Herring of
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marian S. Herring
of Gamboa and Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Chester of Seneca, Missouri.
Mrs. Herring is presently with her son-in-law and daughter and was
joined there for the Christmas holidays by the Herring's son, Stephen, who
is stationed with the Navy at Long Beach, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Duval of Chico, Calif. announce the birth of a
son, Mark, on Jan. 7, 1963, born at Enloe Hospital. Mrs. Duval is the
former Sandra McKay. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Scott J.
McKay of Balboa, C.Z. and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Duval of Anderson, Calif.
Mrs. McKay was on hand to greet her new grandson.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Bogue (Andrea Armstrong), a girl,
Suzanne Marie, on November 13th, 1962 in Utica, N.Y. Mrs. Armstrong
flew to N.Y. from Florrissant, Mo. to greet the new granddaughter.
Lt. and Mrs. Terence P. Corrigan of Greenville, South Carolina, an-
nounce the birth of their second child and second son, on October 11 in
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hagman of South
Bend, Indiana, and the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Corrigan
Jr., of Coco Solo.
Mr. and Mrs. John Walter Davis of Troy, North Carolina announced
the birth of their first child, a son, John Raymond, on Nov. 22. Mrs. Davis
is the former Diana Rae Smith. The proud father was stationed aboard the
Thrush in Coco Solo where the Davis' resided until four months ago.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Russell of Troy,
North Carolina and on the maternal side, Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. Smith of
The new baby has three great grandmothers; the maternal great
grandmothers are Mrs. M. L. Smith of Lancaster, California and Mrs. L.
E. Johnson of San Bernardino, California. The paternal great grandmother
is Mrs. T. C. Hardister Sr. of Troy, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W, Morris of Balboa announce the birth of their
third child and first daughter, born Nov. 18 at Gorgas Hospital, C.Z.
The baby girl has been named Bliss Ann. Her maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Francis Reimann of Las Cumbres.
Sharing honors, is Bliss Ann's paternal grandmother, Mrs. Wilfred
Morris, widow of the late Mr. Morris of Balboa.
Lt. and Mrs. Gerald Durfee (Joan Degenaar) of Neptune Beach, Fla.
niilounce the arrival of a daughter on Dec. 31, 1962. The baby has been
named Lesli Blair. Lt. Durfee is stationed at the Mayport Naval Base,
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alber Degenaar of Balboa,
and paternal grandparents are Mrs. Fresia Durfee of Panama City and
Mr. Gerald Durfee of Washington, D.C.
Major and Mrs. William K. Hutchings of Camp Pendleton, Cali-
fornia announce the birth of a son on October 10th. He is the second
son for them. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson
of Jamestown, N.C. and paternal grandparents are Mabel and Wesley
Hutchings of San Leandro, California.
Mr. and Mrs. (Barbara Lawson) Estin Mansfield announce the arrival
of a daughter, Terrel Elaine, on Nov. 19th, in Lebanon, Tenn. Terrel has
three brothers. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lawson of
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Richter, of Huntsville, Ala., announce the birth
of a son, Carl Eric, on October 24, 1962. Maternal grandparents are Capt.
and Mrs. Carl A. Russell of Memphis, Tenn.
Dr. and Mrs. William Carson of North Miami Beach, Fla. announce
the birth of a daughter, Stephanie Jean, on December 28, 1962, their sec-
ond child and first daughter. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
C. K. Cross of Balboa, C.Z. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Carson of Los Rios, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanley Couthard of Birmingham, Ala. announce
the birth of a son, Robert Stanley Jr., on August 29, 1962. Paternal grand-
parent Mrs. Marie Couthard was on hand to greet the new arrival.
Colonel and Mrs. Roy Kaylor (Angela Klemmer), Roy Jr., and Mary
Anne, of San Bruno, California, flew to Washington, D.C. in June to see
their son and brother, Richard, give the graduation address for the Con-
gressional Pages. Rich was congratulated by President Kennedy and his
speech was printed in The Congressional Record. The following day the
Kaylors were guests of the President in the White House.
Rich was selected by Congressman Younger as a Congressional Page
to preside at the Second Session of the Eighty-Seventh Congress as the
outstanding high school senior in San Mateo County on a basis of aca-
demic achievement, athletic honors, and leadership qualifications. He is
now,a freshman at Cornell University.
Roy Jr. will receive his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
from Stanford University in March and Mary Anne is a senior majoring
in creative writing at San Francisco State College.
Colonel Kaylor, a West Pointer, retired from the Army several years
ago at which time he was offered a Ford Foundation Fellowship. After
obtaining his Master in Education he pursued a second career as an in-
structor of high school mathematics.
Cadet Curtis Fitzgerald, son of Mrs. Maxine Fitzgerald of Balboa, was
recently assigned to the SS Santa Flavia, a modern cargo vessel operated
by the Grace Lines and engaged in the South American trade, as part of
his second year of training at the United States Merchant Marine Academy,
Kings Point, New York.
Upon graduation in July of 1965, Cadet Fitzgerald will be licensed
by the United States Coast Guard as a Third Officer in the Merchant
Marine, receive a Bachelor of Science Degree, and be commissioned as an
Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve.
Mrs. Glenn Kerr arrived in the C.Z. from Monrovia, California, and
spent a month with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
home in Santa Anna, California, was the guest of her son and daughter-in-
years and will be remembered by "old-timers" as Naomi Stapleton.
Mrs. Cecilia French, former Canal Zone resident who now makes her
home in Santa Anna, California, was the guest of her son and daughter-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Archie French of Los Rios for the holidays.
William Grady was installed as First Vice-President of the Lakeland,
Florida chapter of NARCE, in November.
Miss Diane Scheidegg, R. N. of 63 Fernwood Road, Maplewood, N.J.
and formerly of Gatun, Canal Zone, has been awarded a scholarship by
Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc. to undertake an academic year of bac-
calaureate degree study at Ohio State University where she is currently
enrolled. Miss Scheidegg will major in Nursing Education.
Most recently Miss Scheidegg has been employed as a general staff
nurse at Overlook Hospital, Summit, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donovan of Panama City, R. de P. spent the
Xmas holidays with their daughter Peggy Ann in South Bend, Ind., where
they were greeted with 30 inches of snow.
Gus Mellender, formerly of the Canal Zone and a graduate of the
Canal Zone Junior College is now a part-time historian for the Department
of the Interior.
He is also an assistant instructor in History at George Washington
University, where he is studying for his Doctorate. He is one of only three
who received the honor of being appointed as assistants in history.
In addition, he has been elected President of Pi Gamma Mu, the
national social science honorary fraternity.
Miss Karen Sue Coate graduated from Henry Ford Hospital School of
Nursing, Detroit, Michigan on September 15, 1962. Miss Coate, the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Coate of Gatun, was a 1959 graduate of
Cristobal High School. As a "Pink Girl", she gave over 500 hours of vol-
unteer time at Coco Solo Hospital. Miss Coate is presently on the nursing
staff of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Captain R. W. Rubelli, veteran Panama Canal Pilot, was the receip-
ient of a sterling silver figurine which was presented to him by Captain
B. G. Donderdahl. of the Nederland Line vessel "Oranje", after Captain
Rubelli had completed his last job by piloting the big passenger liner from
Cristobal to Balboa. Captain and Mrs. Rubelli are making their future
home in Fort Lauderdale. The "Oranje" has accommodations for 1100
passengers and is engaged in the 'round the world service of the Neder-
land Line of Amsterdam.
Claire Ruth White of Gatun, is one of 14 Hollins College students
recognized by "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" for
1962-63. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy P. White of Gatun.
Claire is a Spanish major at Hollins. Her activities have included
Freshman Follies, Member of the Cast of "Letters to Lucerne", Orchesis,
May Day Program, Stage Manager of "Idol of the Tribe", Assistant Direc-
tor of Freshman Play, Junior Representative to Religious Life Association,
A.D.A., Drama Association, Ye Merrie Masquers, Chapel Acolyte, Stage
Manager for "Amelia Goes to the Ball", and Properties Manager for
"Blithe Spirit". She is now Chairman of the Drama Association and a
member of Ye Merrie Masquers.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Merchant of W. Palm Beach visited the E. R.
Baltozers for the reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Verner of Cumberland, Maryland, have been
visiting friends in Florida recently. Friends will remember Comdr. Verner
when he was stationed at the 15 Naval Dist. at Balboa, and Mrs. Verner
was employed by the Panama Canal.
Beth Lockridge Huls' picture appeared recently in The Sun, a paper
published in North Palm Beach, Fla., showing eight members of the North
Palm Beach Branch of AAUW attending the Area D workshop of Florida
Division at the Hotel George Washington. Another picture appeared in
the Palm Beach Post-Times in connection with the AAUW Book Fair in
which she assisted. She holds the post of Status of women in the organ-
ization. Excerpts of the articles follow. Ed.
"A group of 53 young women have been knocking on doors picking
up donations of books preparing for the Book Fair, which is the highlight
of their club year. One of the major tasks has been to find baby sitters
as these women have a total of 112 children under 10 years old. The main
portions of the proceeds will benefit the national AAUW organization's
program of fellowships. Now active in the "North End" civic affairs, the
group is spearheading the formation of a library association to study the
possibility of establishing a North Palm Beach Library. The branch also
offers a study action program covering the fields of higher education, ele-
mentary and secondary education, international relations, social and eco-
nomic issues media, the arts and Status of women.
Capt. Verne Calloway, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Calloway
of Winter Park, Florida, is now stationed in Labrador. His wife and two
children are with him.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Morris and son, Richard, returned to their home
in Lutz, Fla., after spending Xmas with relatives and friends on the Zone.
They were the house guests of Mrs. Morris' sister and brother-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. Woodruff of La Boca.
Mr. Morris retired from the Canal Zone Police Division in July 1960,
and is presently employed with the Sheriff's Department in Tampa, Fla.
Richard graduated from Balboa High School with the class of 1960,
and now is a third year student at Stetson University in Deland, Fla.
Mrs. Morris will be remembered as the former Grace Lawyer, and is
the sister of Mrs. Woodruff and Mr. Robert Lawyer of La Boca.
Henry L. Donovan, executive assistant to the president of Panama
Refinery, received Anayansi statuette awarded the refinery as Panama's
outstanding industrial enterprise in 1962. Making the presentation was
Jorge Arias, president of the Industrialists Association of Panama. The
contest to select the country's outstanding personalities and activities for
1962 was sponsored by PISA Public Relations. Presentation took place
at ceremony attended by President Roberto F. Chiari and Mrs. Chiari at
El Panama Hilton. Anayansi statuette awarded the winners is named after
an Indian princess famous in Panama's history.
The following article about William P. Garrett, a native of Clay
County, Ala., appeared in a Jacksonville, Fla., paper recently: "A good
Samaritan" in uniform.
Two pictures and a similar article appeared in The Pica News, Jack-
sonville, Fla. Excerpts follow: Ed.
By Fran Mollnow
"A good Samaritan" in uniform.
That's what government officials and natives alike called Whitman
P. Garrett, police officer for the Panama Canal Zone's Gatun Lake District.
He still is in uniform today as a guard for a Jacksonville insurance
Garrett is retired now from the beat that covered 167 square miles
of water and dozens of isolated primitive villages.
He became a one-man mission of charity to hundreds of natives dur-
ing his eight-year tour of duty. Everywhere Garrett turned, he was apalled
by the people's poverty.
He bought a camera and began to take pictures. He made medical
care talks to anyone who would listen.
"The first Christmas I was Santa I gave out 70 packages," he relates.
"My last trip, in 1958, I gave out 1,062. And all those kids were plump
and healthy. What a contrast to the pitiful little creatures I found when
I first took over the job."
Garrett was presented with the highest award for public service Pan-
ama can bestow-the Vasco Nunez de Balboa medal. "Meester Garrett"
had become a living legend.
Garrett is also the recipient of the American Legion's Inter-American
Medal for fostering good will between the United States and Panama; and
the Masonic Lodge's highest honor, the Henry Price award for humanitar-
When it was time for him to retire, he declares it wasn't easy to leave
the country where so much of his time and efforts went toward helping
people to a better way of life.
Mrs. Mary Larson of 5880- 81st Ave. No., St. Petersburg, Fla., last
week became the 3,000th employee hired by the Minneapolis-Honeywell
Aero Florida Division plant on U.S. 19. She received her I.D. badge from
employment specialist Miss Jackie Hess.
Mrs. Larson (Mary Cunningham) who is Mrs. Mary DeYoung's
granddaughter, was pictured in the Evening Independent paper. Ed.
The largest award for a beneficial contribution to the Incentive Awards
program was a $250 check presented by Governor Fleming to Vincent
Biavo of the Dredging Division. Mr. Biavo had suggested a new procedure
for reconditioning countershafts and bearings on the dipper dredges
CASCADES and PARAISO.
Mrs. Shirley K. Finlason of the Contract and Inspection Division
received a check for $125 for her suggestion of publication of a booklet
to be Noted By All Contractors: "Important Reminders and Extracts from
Your Contracts Specifications".
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hallowell of'St. Petersburg spent Xmas on the
Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Barney) Barlow are spending some time at
the Panama Hilton in Panama City, R. de P. Mr. Barlow is on a business
trip in an advisory position.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright of St. Petersburg, had as their guests
during the holidays, their son Dick, who is doing post graduate work at
Dartmouth; Mrs. Wright's mother and father, Capt. and Mrs. W. A. Van-
Siclan of Maitland, and Miss Neally Van Siclan of New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van Evera of St. Petersburg spent Xmas in Bal-
boa, C.Z. with their son Dwight and family.
Mrs. Ann Gorman Guidotti of New Jersey and Mrs. Edna Hart Musso
of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, were callers in the home of Beth Lockridge
Huls in North Palm Beach. Mrs. Musso teaches school in Ft. Lauderdale.
Mrs. Ellen Earhart of Mulberry, Ind. would like to buy the Hunting
and Coaching Doulton china. If anyone has some for sale, please con-
A distinguished Service Award, the Panama Canal's highest award,
was presented by Canal Zone Governor Robert J. Fleming, Jr., to Elmer
B. Stevens, the resident engineer on the $20-million Thatcher Ferry Bridge
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cotton of Diablo, C.Z. were guests in the home
of Arthur's sister, Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. Chauncey Knight of Salem, Oregon, is Secretary to Representa-
tive Hand of Oregon. She has recently returned from a trip around the
world by air.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hanna of Shelton, Wash., had as guests, Mr. and
Mrs. Parker Hanna of Margarita, C.Z.; their daughter Virignia from
Canoga Park ard their son-in-law Bill Perkins from Garden Grove, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eckert of Pa. took an extensive vacation to the West
coast, spending two months in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. D. P.
White of La Mesa, Calif. drove to see them. Mr. White had just celebra-
ted his 83rd birthday. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. Dennis White and
family. They spent the holidays with Florence and Charlie Harrison and
Mrs. Eckert's mother who is 87 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stetler, of Kokomo, Indiana have as their guests
their daughter Betty and her house mate, who are on sabbatical leave in a
house trailer from California.
Jim Potter, who is attending Iowa State College at Ames, Ia., spent
the Xmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Potter, and
brother Rusty, in Balboa, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Van Siclan of Gatun, C.Z., were guests of his
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright in St. Petersburg.
Dr. Dorothy Moody of Diablo, C.Z. spent Xmas with Mr. and Mrs.
G. O. Lee in Lake Como, Fla. They drove to Dunellon for a day with the
Meisenheimers. Mrs. Meisenheimer who teaches in the Zone, flew up for
Mr. E. W. Hatchett, Jr., who teaches school in the Canal Zone, was
a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hatchett in Orlando, Florida,
where the senior Mr. Hatchett is teaching.
Mr. and Mrs. I. F. McIlheney of Cleveland, Ohio spent Xmas with
son Bill and his family in Texas. They later flew to the C.Z. with stops in
Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. They were house guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Yerkes in Diablo. After spending a month on the Isthmus,
they returned to their home via the Islands and New York.
Mr. Lee Karriger of Diablo, C.Z. recently had the pleasure of taking
Anita Bryant (TV star and Coco Cola girl) and her husband on a fishing
trip and on several flying trips around the Isthmus.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis are happily located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Betty
is librarian in a Jr. High school. Son John is employed by an Insurance
Brokerage firm in N.Y. and spent Xmas at home. Beth, her husband and
two children are living in Boston. John Sr. flew to Holland in January
on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barlow of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. had as
their guests, her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Latimer of Cumberland, R.I.
Mrs. Allen M. Stuhl (Ruth Chevalier), President of the Isthmian His-
torical Society, gives her address as Drawer D, Balboa, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gorman of North Palm Beach, Fla. had as their
guests, their daughter Ann and family, Mr. and Mrs. Guidotti and two
daughters from Neptune N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Coila Goodin) Maphis of Boulder, Colo., spent
the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Goodin in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Leisy of Alberquerque, N. M. visited their sons Lt.
Henry Joe, his wife and two children at Ft. Knox. They later visited Major
and Mrs. Bob Leisy, USMC, and three children in North Carolina, on their
way to the Reunion.
Miss Doris Kintigh of the C.Z. was a guest in the R. A. Sylvestre home
in St. Petersburg, Fla. She had taken an extensive trip to Mexico City;
California; Hawaii; Hong Kong; Alaska; Japan and Texas.
Mr. Geo. Chevalier of St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holidays with his
daughter Ruth and husband, Rev. Allan Stuhl, in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Ruth Powell of Diablo, C.Z. was a guest of her sister, Doris
Hutchinson, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harris (Jeanne Capwell) with their four children,
live in Loudonville, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmerson Fuller have sold their house in Flint, Mich.
and have bought an Avion Imperial Traveler. They expect to live like
Nomads and spend the next few years traveling around the country.
Mrs. H. L. Benton of Gulfport, Fla. had her son Tom and his wife
Lorraine, from New Orleans, as guests.
Mrs. Edith Wicks of Polk, Pa. wrote that she had spent the New
Year's week end in N.Y. city and had called on Bea Morgan.
Capt. and Mrs. Fred Cotton, USA and two children, after spending
31/2 years in Germany, are now stationed at Fort Eustis, Va. Before his
assignment there the family visited Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cotton in Diablo,
C.Z. for several weeks.
Capt. Ralph Jensen, USN retired, is a college professor at the Color-
ado School of Mines (his Alma Mater), in Boulder where he and 'Mrs.
Jensen now make their home. Their son Karl, his wife and'2 children
make their home in Chicago, Ill., where Karl is an Industrial Engineer'of
United Air. Jerry is still a newscaster in San Francisco.
Mr. Eugene Owens of Media, Pa. would like to have all persons who
were taught by Mrs. Mary Shea Toone during the period of 1909 to 1918,
to please submit their names to the Editor of'the Canal Record for publi-
cation. He also asks if any one knows where another teacher, Miss Emily
Col. James J. Whitsett (Bucky), son of Mrs. Ruth B. Whitsett of Las
Cruces, New Mexico, and the late Mr. James A. Whitsett, recently attended
the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
After the session was over he flew to New Mexico to visit his mother, who
is a retired teacher. Bucky lives with his wife and son in Cleveland, Ohio,
where he is secretary of the Industrial Fasteners Institute. His sister, Mrs.
Miriam Cardi (Mimi), mother of five sons, has just received her Master's
degree in psychology from Ohio State University.
The Whitsetts lived in Pedro Miguel for many years.
Mrs. Thelma Reppe, Southern California reporter for the Record, and
Hedzig Sundberg Seeborg, of Long Beach, California were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wells Wright during the Reunion in St. Petersburg.
Editor Note: The following letter giving a graphic description of Ty-
phoon Karen was received by members of her family living on the Isthmus
from Dorothy Hoffman Allen, who with her husband William, and daugh-
ter "Twinkles" has been living on Guam for the past three years. Mr. Allen
had been employed with the Panama Canal Co., the Army and the Navy
in the Canal Zone before going to Guam. Several of those mentioned in
Mrs. Allen's letter are former Canal Zone residents including the Gordon
Balbernies and Hugh Harvey, son of Mr. Ralph Harvey of Balboa, who is
stationed with the Navy on Guam. In a cable received by Mrs. Allen's rel-
atives, she said that the (Howard) Demerests had lost everything although
she does not mention them in her letter.
We three Allens are all fine and very happy and lucky to be able to
relate the unbelievable experience of the past two days.
We all took due precautions but no one felt particularly apprehensive
that we'd receive more than "fringe benefits".
7 a.m. Sunday, I was awakened with phone call for Hugh Harvey
(Ralph and Virginia Harvey's son, Balboa) to report back to tug base as
we were to go into I at8 a.m. Condition used to mean "This is it" but now
it means 12 hours yet for the "eye". Hugh had thought he was spending
a three-day pass here!
We first heard of Karen when she left "Typhoon Alley" and was 600
miles E.S.E. of us, travelling in a N.N.W. direction so we expected it to
pass us to the north. When she was even with us she changed and came
directly West like a perfectly aimed arrow.
The places that were uprooted left open water mains and Fena Lake
dropped to two feet; the water was the first concern and power was restored
first to the water plant. Portable generators went to Naval Station Mess
Hall and announcement over P.A. truck that all were welcome 24 hours
a day until power was restored to the homes. How delicious that hot food
and bright (?) lights.
Radio just said six known fatalities.
We were in the most devastated path in Apra Heights and have come
to many conclusions. Our wood construction and ill-fitting typhoon shut-
ters withstood the high winds the best but were not too good protection
against flying objects.
Since the winds could pass through ventilators and openings where
shutters didn't meet neither roofs nor ranch houses were raised but
we're quite airconditioned au natural.
The Balbernies arrived back on Guam yesterday. They're three blocks
away from us in concrete one-story and lost only bathroom glass louvres.
Jim Forbes is now Western Regional Manager of a Company in Mt.
View, Calif. which manufacturers scientific instruments. He covers 11
Western states and on South to Florida.
Mr. F. G.. Swanson of Tyler, Texas is as busy and active as ever. He
took in the split sessions of the Texas Bar Convention-San Antonio and
Mexico City, making the trip by bus. Attended a fund raising political
dinner and the State convention of the Mental Health Association in
Capt. and Mrs. E. J. Erickson have moved from Pennsylvania to New
Port Richey, Florida.
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Don Rogers, USAF, (Edythe Weisiger) and two
children, Donni, 18 years and Jeff, 14, are now stationed in Madrid, Spain.
Mrs. H. W. Mitten of Baltimore, Maryland, spent 2 months visiting
her daughter in Orlando, Florida.
Mrs. A. Alberta Harris is working at Travis Air Force Base in Vaca-
ville, Calif. Her daughter Louise and her husband, Rev. Chas. Bradshaw,
also live there. Rev. Bradshaw is pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church.
Elsie Fowkes Jackson of Alexandria, Va. has been elected Regent of
Francis Wallis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and also
President of the Homeopathic Nurses Alumnae.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kuller of Portland, Oregon, had as their guest.Mr.
Chas. Wirth of the Central American Plumbing Co., Panama City, R. de P.
The Kullers were hit by the storm and were without electric power, heat
and water for 10 days. They cooked on 2 camp stoves for 4 adults and
6 children. Their shingled roof and most of the fence around the property
had to be replaced.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corn of Margarita, C.Z. had as guests at Christ-
mas their son Donald who is working at Mt. Hood, Oregon, out of the
Parkdale station as Forest Ranger; Miss Virginia Jarvis from Portland,
Oregon and, daughter Carolyn who is presently employed with the Re-
search and Development Branch of the Army at Ft. Clayton, C.Z.
Jessie Harris and Marie McNeff spent the holidays on the C.Z. Mrs.
Harris visited her son Gardner Harris and family.
Clara Boyer of St. Petersburg visited her son Bob and family and her
daughter Barbara, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Ramey in the C.Z. dur-
ing the Holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Huls and 4 children of North Palm Beach spent
Xmas in the G. C. Lockridge home in St. Petersburg. Later Mrs. Huls and
children spent 2 weeks with the Lockridges while husband Ralph was on
a business trip to the West Coast.
Mrs. Margaret Peterson, of St. Petersburg spent the Holiday season
in the C.Z. visiting her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Peterson.
Mrs. Bessie White of Williamsport, Pa. spent the holidays with her
daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goodwin in St. Petersburg.
Judge and Mrs. Tattleman of Bradenton, Florida spent a vacation in
Guatemala with their daughter Muriel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Estes still live at Ft. Greely, Alaska. They would
enjoy seeing any of their friends who might come that way. They have
a 2 room log cabin about 30 miles from Fairbanks where they spend week
Lt. and Mrs. Jim Gerand, (Nita Jones) and daughter Laurie, of
Wright-Patterson Air Field, Dayton, Ohio, spent the holiday season with
Nita's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Jones of La Boca, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pruit of Balboa, C.Z., had as holiday guests,
Mr. and Mrs. Pruit's sister and husband, Dr. and Mrs. W. Glen Worstell
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitman Garrett are happily located in Jacksonville,
Fla. Mrs. Garrett was transferred from the U.S. Army Engineers in the
C.Z. to the main District office there. They are active with the Children's
Museum and request that any one in the Society, who might have some
Panamanian objects that they would lend, to write them. All the things
are insured and will be well cared for. The display is to last about a year.
W. P. Garrett, 6646 Blackwood Drive, Jacksonville 11, Florida.
Ernest S. Baker, manager of Norton, Lilly & Co. in Balboa and dean
of the shipping agents in the Canal Zone, retired from his position with
the company in January after more than 37 years of service. Mr. Baker,
who has been with Norton, Lilly since 1925, will make his home in Pan-
ama. His wife was a former teacher with the Canal Zone Division of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGuiness (Kathleen Capwell) with their 4 child-
ren are living in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where Mr. McGuiness is president
of the local Cement Co. and Vice President of Ecuadorean Corp., Ltd.
They enjoyed a vacation trip to the U.S. and Europe.
The following article was taken from The TJC Pow Wow, Tyler,
F. G. Swanson, former state representative and Tyler Attorney, has
deposited a $100 check with President H. E. Jenkins for another Swanson
Essay Contest. Dr. Jenkins says definite plans concerning the contest will
be announced later.
For the 19th time, Swanson, long-time friend of the College, will
award TJC students a cash prize for essays in Political and Governmental
Swanson says the annual contest is to make students and citizens real-
ize that they are a unit in their government." He cites "mental laziness" as
the cause of apathy and indifference of most people (including high school
and college graduates) toward anything governmental.
In his letter to Dr. Jenkins, Swanson also says "I have often recom-
mended to many that they read or reread Gibbons Decline and Fall of
He suggests essays "on the annual regular deficit or related issues
would be highly informing to the participants as well as others.
"Persistent, consistent deficit spending with resulting inflation waste
is slow suicide or travel toward bankruptcy and fulfillment of the
prophecy of Lenin as made in 1917," Swanson said.
Miss Dorothy Capwell is teaching in the 4th grade at Bethpage, L.I.
She spent some of her vacation visiting her father, Mr. Geo. Capwell in
Three former comrades of the 5th Infantry Band days in the Canal
Zone 1915-1918, Paul Roth, Johnny Reb Yarbrough and Maurice McKay,
each accompanied by their wives, visited Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kennedy in
Brandon, Vermont. The Kennedys with their 3 children are busy working
on their house.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Deems of Monongahela, Pa., had as their guest
Mr. Paul Tebbs, who is retired as Chief Construction Engineer after 40
years service with the Pa. Department of Highways and resides in Lewis-
berry, Pa., RFD No. 1, Box 80. Mr. Tebbs was an Engineer under Mr.
Holcomb in 1907 at Pedro Miguel Locks and Superintendent of Pacific
Fortifications in 1912 under Lieut. Goethals.
Mrs. Emmet Zimmer was called to Harwich, Mass. due to the death
of her father, Mr. James Milloy.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Sampson and daughter Kris of Burbank, Calif.
have moved to East Hartford, Conn. where Mr. Sampson has been hired
by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co.
Capt. P. K. Blesh reported as chief of staff of Carrier Division, Oak-
land, Calif. recently, from Commanding Officer of the USS Hancock. Mrs.
Blesh is the former Mathilde Brewerton of Balboa and a sister to Lt. Col.
Henry Brewerton, Santurce, Puerto Rica. The Blesh's daughter is a Junior
in college and sailed to Europe in January to study there.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lawson of Campbell, Calif. spent a month touring Cali-
fornia, Nevada, and Arizona. Mrs. Lawson then spent Xmas with her
daughter, Barbara and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eston Mansville in Lebanon,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clarke, ex-teachers in the C.Z. have moved from
Marshalltown, Ia., to Spanish Fork, Utah. They recently made a trip to
El Paso, Texas.
Capt. George (Spike) L. Capwell, Jr., USMC, is stationed near Los
Angeles, Calif., where he is an Inspector-Instructor for the Marine Corps
Reserve in that area. He and his wife have 4 children including one set
of twin boys.
Mr. E. R. Owens of Melia, Pa. visited Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Sonder
of Holland, Conn. All of whom lived in Corozal in 1910 and were class-
Appointment of C. W. Kilbey as Service Center Branch Superintend-
ent and H. J. Chase as Assistant Superintendent has been announced by
T. G. Relihan, General Manager of the Supply Division.
Mr. Kilbey has been Acting Superintendent and Mr. Chase has been
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Bliss still reside in Campbell, California
where Nola is teaching school. Jerry is working for an electronics firm
in San Jose, Calif. and Margie is in Nurses training in Abelene, Texas.
In December the Margarita Union Church, Margarita, C.Z. dedicated
a new pulpit Bible as a memorial to Mrs. Mabel Hart Bliss, a former mem-
ber of the church who died April the 8th, 1960. Funds given by her many
friends made this purchase possible. Flowers at this ceremony were also
given in memory by her sons, daughter and family.
.Mrs. Clifford Moore and two daughters from Burbank, California
spent the holidays in the Canal Zone.
Miss Ida Straus visited her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Freeland
Hallowell in Margarita, C.Z., and with her father, R. J. Straus.
Mrs. Mary R. Brewerton spent the holidays with her son and family,
Col. Henry Brewerton, in Puerto Rica.
The Order of Vasco de Balboa in the grade of Caballero was con-
fered upon Dr. Teodoro F. Arias at a reception held at the Quarry Heights
Officers Club recently. Representing President Roberto F. Chiari in con-
ferring the decoration was Minister of Foreign Relations Galileo Solis.
Dr. Arias, a member of the staff of Gorgas Hospital, has been active
in philanthropic work in the Republic of Panama through the' Lions Club
of which he has been a member since 1950. In April of last year he was
instrumental in forming the Panamanian-North American Medical Aid
Volunteer Team, a group of doctors, nurses and technicians actively en-
gaged in providing medical assistance, especially immunizations against
communicable diseases to the residents of the San Bias Islands and other
To date this group has made 9 trips to the San Bias and vaccinated
over 5,000 children against whooping cough.
Dr. Arias, member of a prominent Panamanian family, is married
and the father of three children, two sons and daughter. The family re-
sides in Ancon.
Miguel Corco, Jr., a United States citizen of Spanish descent, who was
born in the Canal Zone, attended Canal Zone schools and started work for
the Panama Canal as a theater usher, and who since 1959 has been a Con-
struction Inspector with the Contract and Inspection Division of the Pan-
ama Canal Engineering and Construction Bureau, has been appointed
Panama Canal protocol officer.
He replaces Frank A. Baldwin, who is the Panama Canal Information
The new protocol officer is a son of Miguel Corco, who retired a few
years ago as staff assistant to the Comptroller in the Panama Canal organ-
Will Arey, Panama Canal Information Officer for the past nine years,
resigned from the Canal organization January 6, to accept a position in
the public relations field in Washington, D.C.
Gov. Robert E. Fleming, Jr., appointed Frank A. Baldwin, 42-year
old Panama Canal protocol officer, to the position of Panama Canal In-
Baldwin, who joined the Canal organization in 1941 as an accountant,
succeeds Will Arey who recently resigned. Baldwin will officially assume
the new post January 6.
Baldwin was named protocol officer last March. He was chief of
plant accounting in the Comptroller's office prior to being named protocol
officer in the Governor's office.
Baldwin's father, Floyd H. Baldwin, was an assistant Comptroller of
Panama and retired several years ago as general auditor of the Panama
The new Information Officer is married to the former Laura Garcia
de Paredes of Panama and they have five children, four boys and a girl.
Miss Dorothy Judd spent the holidays in the parental Capt. and Mrs.
B. C. Judd home in St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Geneva Stockham of Balboa, Heights visited her daughter Janet,
Lt. and Mrs. Jim Reece of Lauderdale. She later was a guest in the home
of the W. R. Lindsays and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barlow, who have spent
the winter months in St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hammond of Ancon, C.Z. spent the holidays with
Mrs. Helen Hammond of Gulfport, and with Martha's mother and father,
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace King of Sebring.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hunter of Ft. Lauderdale, spent the holidays in the
C.Z. as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Byrne Hutchings.
Mr. David Yerkes, who is attending Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan-
sas, spent the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Yerkes of
Mr. Jamie Ward, who is a sophomore at MIT Boston, spent Xmas
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ward in Springfield, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Webb of Ancon, C.Z., were visitors in the Craw-
ley Walston home in St. Petersburg.
Col. and Mrs. Hollingsworth (Gayle Haldeman) and three children,
Diana, Christine and Holley, of Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery,
Alabama, were the first visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Col-
linge, who had moved into their new house that day. The Hollingsworths
had spent Xmas in Fort Meyers.
Miss Caroline Hunt, who has been living in Oxford, N.C. has come
to St. Petersburg where she expects to stay.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge, of St. Petersburg spent Xmas in Houston
with the Ezra Haldemans, then went on to Corpus Christi to visit daughter
Sarah, Lt. and Mrs. Donald Ulrich and granddaughter Elizabeth.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Jones, St. Petersburg, had as holiday guests their
daughter Barbara and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Hey and two children,
Ginger and Mike, from St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kleasner have purchased a new home on Pin-
ellas Point. They spent Xmas with Mrs. Edna Whitver in Orlando. They
are at home to their many friends at 2900 Pinellas Point Drive South, St.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Frazer of St. Petersburg had as guests during the
Reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fletcher of Dawson, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece have joined the Pinellas Point group by pur-
chasing a new home. They spent Xmas in Ft. Lauderdale with Lt. and
Mrs. Jim Reece (Janet Stockam) who later visited the senior Reeces over
the New Year. They are at home to their many friends at 2527 66th Ter-
race South. This brings the C.Z. group to 5 families in the area, Lock-
ridges, Lindsays, Kleasners, Collinge.
Mrs. Vivian Corn of Margarita was a guest in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Kleasner during the Reunion. She also visited in the Larry
Baker home in New Port Richey, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leisy of Alburquerque, N.M. were guests of the
W. R. Lindsays and C. R. Jones' during the Reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sylvestre of St. Petersburg spent the holidays
with their daughter Peggy Ann Simpson and children in Mary Esther, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Marshall, St. Petersburg, had as holiday guests,
their daughter Melinda and husband Jerry Irwin, from Baton Rouge, La.
Thomas W. Gregory, son of Rev. R. R Gregory of Penny Farms, Fla.,
lives at Murray Hill, New Jersey and is employed in the Transportation
Department of Olin Matheson Chemical Co., in New York City. He was
married in 1956 to Miss Jean Miller and they have one son.
Mr. and Mrs. George Allgaier of Margaria, C. Z. had an interesting
trip. Traveling from Coast to Coast, visiting 3 National Parks, Grand
Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Smoky Mts. and
Washington, D. C.
They visited their three children; Edward and family, who are living
at San Jose, Calif. where he is Supervisor of Field Engineers for Westing.
house Submarine and Missile Bases; John and family in Houston, Texas
where he is with National Biscuit Co.; Louise and family in Temple, Tex.
The Allgaiers stopped by to visit Bob and Elaine Sievers of St. Louis,
Mo. and Mrs. Lilian Thompson of Dayton, Ohio.
Gustaf A. Peterson has been elected president of the St. Petersburg
Bruce Sampsell spent a month with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Sampsell in Glen Burnie, Md. He had spent 3 years in Spain and is now
on duty at Larson AFB, Washington.
Col. and Mrs. Cal Curtis (Judy Coulthard) and 2 children are living
in Yokohama, Japan.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Newhouse are settled at 428 N. Naomi Street,
Burbank, Calif., and would be happy to have their friends call.
Mr. Matthew C. O'Hearn, Sec'y.-Treas. of the Washington, D.C. P. C.
Society, wrote that Hon. Maurice H. Thatcher, General Glen E. Edgerton,
Wm. V. Cash, Walter Ross, Paul Runnestrand and he had lunch together
at the Army and Navy Club. Paul was in the Washington office on P.C.
business, Mr. O'Hearn reported their Society plans their annual get-to-
gether in May.
Mrs. Charles Kraut (Lee Howard), of Camp Hill, Pa. and Mr. Vance
Howard of the C.Z. flew to St. Petersburg, due to the death of their father,
Mr. Harlan V. Howard.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER
October 30, 1962 through January 28, 1963
This has been a wonderful holiday season for many of us, Chrismas,
New Year and then the Reunion. We enjoyed every minute of the two days
January 15th and 16th, and are still reliving that good time. Each Re-
union seems to far surpass the last one, and I guess that is as it should be.
There were many who had never been able to come before and then there
were many who found it impossible to attend. We certainly did, miss
them greatly, and it is sincerely hoped that next year will find them with
us. Bad weather made it impossible for some, and others found it too
much for them to travel. This year we had a hot luncheon and it certainly
did hit the spot, because is was a cool day and hot food is always welcome
at that time. To make your mouth water I am going to tell you what was
Fresh Fruit Cocktail
Braised Choice Top Sirloin Steak
with Mushrooms and Olives
Green String Beans
Freestone Peach with Cottage Cheese
on Crisp Lettuce
Assorted Rolls Butter
Baldwin Apple Streussel Pie
Don't you wish you had been here Everyone expressed their pleas-
ure at once and of course that made us feel that all were satisfied.
Mr. Turville, one of our prominent attorneys here in St. Petersburg
was guest speaker, and his topic was-Russia Its People. It was certainly
impressive and greatly enjoyed by all. We were very fortunate to have
him as he is a very busy person and also is President of the Lawn Tennis
Association. He and a team of Lawn Tennis players made the trip to Rus-
sia last year and were able to talk to the "people" since they were not a
political group. One could have listened for a much longer time and
learned a great deal. He had the members' attention every minute.
At the December meeting the members donated a gift of money to the
American Legion Hospital for Crippled Children, which was gratefully
received. It is a pleasure to donate to such a worthy cause.
A date has been set for th 1964 Reunion, which will be January 14th
and 15th. The rates will be the same and it is hoped that you will start
thinking about coming again next year.
We want to thank you folks for the beautiful Christmas cards sent
to the Society, they are always greatly appreciated. To those of you who
sent in your dues at the same time I sent your cards at once so that you
would not be wondering if they had been received. You know all mail is
answered the day it is received.
May I remind you that it is no longer necessary to add 10 cents to
your check on United States Banks-however, it is necessary for 45 cents
to be added to banks outside the United States.
As of now we have collected dues from 1,168 members for 1963, 45
for 1964, 8 for 1965 and Mr. W. W. Ward tops the list for payment
At the Business meeting which took place January 15th it was decided
to raise the dues from $3.00 to $4.00 annually, and that would also raise
the six month period from $1.50 to $2.00. This to take effect January 1,
Our expenses have increased greatly and with the increase in postal
rates we have no alternative. Please bear with us -
The Blood Bank is doing well last year we had a membership of
518 and I believe that we will have a greater membership for 1963. You
know a person must be a member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
to join. Dues are $2.00 annually and $1.00 for children who are depend-
ents. There are many members who have not joined and for their conven-
ience a form is printed in the back of the Record. A card is sent to each
member and it is advised that you place it in your wallet, as one never
knows when it may be needed. Please send in your Blood Bank dues to
me Not the Blood Bank. The Blood Bank is for Florida members only.
Much mail has been returned-Records and the Year Book, with the
notation that the person has LEFT NO FORWARDING ADDRESS -
UNKNOWN and such other notations that are used by the Post Office
rubber stamps. Now I must pay 8 cents to receive hem. When you know
that you will not be at home to receive your mail and no one is taking
care of forwarding it to you please notify me and we will hold it until
you will be back home. You know that BULK mail cannot be forwarded
unless extra postage is paid. The Records are mailed around the first of
the following months; June, September, December and March. Changes
can be made before they are mailed to you at almost the last moment.
New members, and corrections and changes of address are in the back
of this Record please read them.
Please make all checks and money orders in favor of THE PANAMA
CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA.
The Society has been greatly saddened by the death of our Vice-
President, Mr. Harland Howard, Sr. and our Past President, Mr. Macon
Turner. Our President, Mr. Dewey Goodwin has named the following
members as their replacements.
Vice-President -_ -- -----------Mr. Ernest Kieswetter
Member of the Executive Committee ---- Mr. J. Andrew Fraser
Audit Committee member .---.----------- Mr. Troy Hayes
At the Reunion Mr. Dewey Goodwin, was elected Chairman of the
Blood Bank, and he in turn appointed Mr. Troy Hayes and Mr. Harry
Lewis as members of the Blood Bank Committee.
The Society still receives mail sent to the old address Please send
mail to THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, P. O. BOX
11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA.
Lucille S. Judd, Secretary-Treasurer
MINUTES OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Tourist Center St. Petersburg, Florida
NOVEMBER 12, 1962
President Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Over
eighty members and guests attended this first meeting to be held at the
Tourist's Center since last April. Vice-President Howard led the member-
ship in pledging allegiance to our Flag, after which Chaplain Martin
Nickel gave the invocation. The officers were all present.
The following visiting members and guests arose to acknowledge
Mr. Marie McNeff Recently retired and presently staying in
Mr. and Mrs. John W. B. Hall and son John from Sarasota.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H Reese, here for the winter from the Pocono Mount-
ains in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ed Bleakley and daughter Esther from Hialeah visiting Helen
Mike and Marion Greene visiting here from Margarita, C.Z.
Jake and Thelma Rand, who now live in St. Petersburg.
The Recording Secretary read her report covering the October meet.
ing, this being the last meeting held at Lake Maggiore for 1962. There
being no omissions or corrections noted the minutes were accepted as read.
The Legislative Representative, G. C. Lockridge, advised the members
that the President had signed the bill covering the 5% increase in annuity
thereby making it a law and that it will be effective January 1, 1963, pro-
viding the appropriation is passed on; also how future raises will be auto-
matically adjusted whenever living costs go up by 3% or more; and how
Congress has approved the bill raising our credit income from the present
$1,200. to $1,524. which will give us a savings of about $65. in tax pay-
ments. He also told of other bills and parts of bills that were not enacted
into Public Law, details of which appeared in the December Record.
Mrs. Judd read notes written to the Society expressing best wishes
to all, many interesting letters from out-of-State members and also told
of new births, illnesses and deaths of which she had been notified.
President Goodwin advised that the Annual Reunion would be held
at the Soreno Hotel on January 15th and 16th and that the luncheon
would be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the 16th. He asked that as many as
possible attend the December meeting which would be held on the 10th
and reminded the members that the usual Xmas Charity boxes would be
waiting for our generous donations.
Mr. Howard stated that he had an idea in mind that he would like
to put before the members so that they could seriously think it over before
he brought it up again at a future meeting. He said he would like to see
the date of the Annual Reunion changed to later in the year such as
April or May, when the rates would be lower and the weather would be
much better for driving over roads which in January are often covered
with ice or snow. He feels that more out-of-State members would attend at
a later date when the many involvements of the holiday season are over
and people are better financially able to make the trip as well as local
members who find themselves a little short so soon after Xmas. He said
he was not making a motion at this time but wanted the members to give
the matter serious thought.
At 2:50 p.m. Mr. Howard made the motion to adjourn which was
seconded by Mr. Calvit and carried.
Tourist Center St. Petersburg, Florida
DECEMBER 10, 1962
President Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. Mrs. Judd
and Mrs. Shreves had such a long line of members paying Society and
Blood Bank dues thus causing the delay in getting the meeting started. It
was a pleasure to see such a large turn-out. The pledging of allegiance
to our Flag was led by Vice-President Howard, after which Chaplain
Martin Nickel gave the invocation. All the officers were present.
Visiting members were introduced by Mrs. Esler as follows:
Edwin Jones visiting here from Ancon, C.Z.
Chick and Esther Hodges back again for the winter.
George C. Chevalier stopping here on his way to Panama for Xmas.
Roger Smith from Tampa.
Ruth Powell visiting from Balboa, C.Z.
Jack Wilson from Tampa.
Frank Hayes attended for the first time in several years.
Randy Deakins attending with his Grandmother. He is returning
to the Canal Zone following Navy duty.
President Goodwin announced that the amount of $94.00 had been
collected by Mrs. Anna Bartlett before the meeting for the American
Legion Hospital for Crippled Children. (which reached the amount of
$109.50 through later contributions).
Mrs. Judd informed the group of the illnesses, deaths, births and wed-
ings reported to her during the month (names of which will appear in
the next issue of the Record) and also read Thank You notes and Best
Wishes written to the Society, along with many, many Xmas Cards and
letters among which was the resignation as Treasurer of the South Eastern
Florida Society of Mr. A. G. Dunham who is the Regional Representative.
Mrs. Judd then told of the increased postal rates which seem to be
constantly going up. She said that the rate for bulk mailing has been 10c
per lb. but that charges for the December Record had been 21/2c each,
With the new raise in postal rates which become effective in January 1963,
she has been informed that instead of a immediate large raise, there would
be step-increases over the years i.e. the charge in mailing the Records
during 1963 would increase from 21/2 cents to 2-5/8 cents and that in 1964
the rate would again increase to 23/4 cents each. She stated that the Soci-
ety's Permit had also increased from $20.00 to $30.00 per year and that
the printing rates have also gone up. After she had read these figures she
told the members that she just didn't Enow what but something would
have to be done about it, and then turned to President Goodwin, handed
him the sheet of paper containing the rate data and said: "I'm just going
to give it to our President and let him do something about it"-which
At this point Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hargy arrived at the meeting and
were happily greeted by all.
There was nothing new to report under Legislative activities, unfin-
ished business or new business.
President Goodwin asked all members who were born in December
to rise and seven members stood up while the membership sang "Happy
Birthday" in their honor. He then expressed the hope that a big crowd
would attend the reunion and also the luncheon. He said he would like
to advise that a hot luncheon was planned at which everyone applauded.
He asked Mrs. Judd to read the menu which seemed to appeal to everyone.
Mrs. Judd said there appeared to be a misunderstanding about the charge
of $2.75 for the luncheon and she wanted everyone to know that the Soci-
ety does not get any of it that the amount of $2.75 covers the food,
gratuity and tax. She said that the Soreno Hotel had discontinued charging
rental several years ago in the amount of $.60.00 for the ballroom on
Mr. Keith Kelley reminded members that by joining the A.A.R.P.
they could save considerably on prescriptions. Mr. Hirsh brought up
changing the date of the Reunion and how out-of-town members should
be given an opportunity to talk it over and Mr. Howard advised that it
would be brought up at the Reunion Meeting for discussion. Mr. Dorgan
suggested that all members bring their visiting guests to the Reunion lun-
cheon and President Goodwin agreed he also thought it best that as many
as possible should patronize the Society's luncheon and bring their guests.
There being nothing further to discuss the meeting was adjourned at
31st Annual Reunion Soreno Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fla.
JANUARY 15, 1963
President Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. and
welcomed all the local members as well as the many who had come from
various States and the Canal Zone. After pledging allegiance to our flag,
Chaplain Martin Nickel delivered the invocation.
Officers present were:
President ---_-- ~_Wm. Dewey Goodwin
Secretary-Treasurer -------.....-. Mrs. Lucille Judd
Recording Secretary.. .------------ Mrs. Lyla Esler
The report of the Recording Secretary for the meeting of December
10, 1962 was read. There being no omissions or corrections noted the
minutes were accepted as read.
Under the Report of Committees, President Goodwin announced there
would be no Legislative Report as our representative, Mr. G. C. Lockridge,
as well as our Record Editor, Mrs. Betty Lockridge, was unable to attend
the meeting due to the fact their daughter and 3 grandchildren had come
down with chickenpox early that morning.
Mrs. Judd read notices she had received of new births, weddings, ill-
nesses and deaths names of which will appear in the March Record. She
read letters of thanks and Xmas cards with Best Wishes extended to the
Society from inumerable members, many of which contained interesting
notes Mrs. Ethel Hodnett from Alexandria, Va. would like very much
to hear from her old friends-the amusing annual letter from Duke Lewis,
Hendersonville, N.C. and others. She also read a letter from the Amer-
ican Legion Children's Hospital thanking the Society for their donation.
Mrs. Judd said she was happy to announce that Miss Jessie Murdock and
Miss Mary E. Ledden had been able to attend the Reunion for a short time
during the morning to chat with old friends.
Mrs. Thelma Reppe, Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles Society,
was introduced. She spoke to the members of her pleasure in attending
this reunion meeting, seeing so many friends, and extended greetings sent
by Mrs. Virginia W. Seiler, their president.
Mr. Ralph A. Sartor, President of the New York Society was also
introduced. He gave an interesting talk to the members and stated there
were 116 members in the N.Y. Society all men that the ladies have
their own auxiliary and then told how everyone so enjoys the Record.
Under subjects of Special Interest President Goodwin announced
that the Executive Committee had approved gifts of "Love and Esteem"
to the Secretary-Treasurer, Record Editor and Recording Secretary be
made in the usual amounts. All hands were raised in approval.
There was no Unfinished Business brought up and under New Busi-
ness, President Goodwin asked Past-President Kelley to preside during
the election of officers for the year 1963. Mr. Kelley called upon the
Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Mr. Earl Beck, who expressed his
grief and that of the Society and Officers in the sudden loss of our Vice-
President, Harland Howard Sr., who had been nominated by his committee
to run another year, and the necessity of the committee nominating another
to fill his place. He said he felt his committee had made an excellent
choice in Mr. Ernest M. Kieswetter. He then read the following list of
names nominated for various offices in the Panama Canal Society for the
For President ------ Mr. Wm. Dewey Goodwin
For Vice-President.-----_. -- Mr. Ernest M. Kieswetter
For Secretary-Treasurer--- Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
For Recording Secretary -.____ __. Mrs. Lyla M. Esler
For Record Editor .--- __ -..... Mrs. Betty Lockridge
There being no further nominations made from the floor, Mr. F. G.
Swanson (Texas) moved that the nominations be closed and that the Sec-
retary-Treasurer cast one unanimous vote. The motion was seconded by
Mr .Wm. Dorgan and the vote was cast as requested.
Mr. Goodwin then resumed the chair as President. He expressed his
pleasure in being president for the past year and stated that he would do
his best during 1963. He then introduced each officer to the members as
well as the Executive Committee and Mrs. Anna Bartlett, General chair-
man of the Reunion Committee, who in turn expressed her appreciation
of all her co-workers and the assistance and cooperation she had received
President Goodwin brought up the subject of the increased rates in
producing the quarterly Record and Year Book and asked Past-President
Kelley to explain these costs to the members. Mr. Kelley outlined the in-
creased expenses of the Society how the mailing rates had raised on
January 7th and would increase each year by the planned step-increases
- how the printing costs were much higher that the Society's mailing
permit had also been increased from $20.00 to $30.00 per year and how
the dues had remained $3.00 per year through this long period of rising
costs. He stated that the Executive Committee had discussed the problem
many times and felt that raising the yearly dues was inevitable. He then
said he wished to make the motion that the yearly dues be raised to $4.00
beginning with 1964. The motion was seconded by Mr. F. G. Swanson
(Texas) and approved by all hands raised.
Following her report, Mrs. Judd asked that a new Chairman be ap-
pointed for the Blood Bank Fund to replace Capt. Macon Turner. Past-
President Keith Kelley again resumed the chair of the President after ex-
pressing the Society's sorrow in the loss of our former Chairman of the
Blood Bank Fund and Past-President, Macon Turner. He said he felt that
the office of Chairman of the Blood Bank Fund should automatically be
assumed by the President of the P.C. Society who sponsors it, and then
made a motion to thie effect which was seconded by Mr. Wm. Dorgan
and approved by all hands raised. Mr. Kelley said that the name of the
Blood Bank had also been discussed by several members and that he would
like to suggest that the name be changed to the Macon Turner Blood Bank
Fund in honor of our former Past-President and Chairman who was
mainly responsible in initiating the Fund. Mr. Jacob Rand made the mo-
tion which was seconded by Mr. Walter White and approved by all hands
President Goodwin again took over the chair made several an-
nouncements concerning the program for the balance of the reunion,
among which mention was made of the hot luncheon to be served that
Mr. Edward A. Turville would be the guest speaker and would give a talk
on Russia and its people and that the Soreno Hotel would show a movie
that night for the guests and the P.C. Society. He then asked for a motion
to adjourn. Mr. Z. K. (Bud) Esler made the motion which was seconded
by Mr. Albert McKeown and carried, adjournment taking place at 3:25.
Respectively submitted by
Lyla M. Esler, Recording Secretary
Mr. Roland V. Murwin Sr., 63, died November 3, 1962 in Jackson-
ville, Florida in a hospital, following a brief illness.
Mr. Murwin was a native of Duval County. A retired dredge boat
captain who served in the Panama Canal Zone until retirement in 1945, he
was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion
Mr. Murwin was a member of the Arlington Lodge 309, F. and A.M.;
a charter member of the Rainbow Girls Advisory Board, Arlington Order
78; and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Neta H. Murwin of Jacksonville;
a daughter, Mrs. Raymond L. Sales of Jacksonville; a son, Roland V.
Murwin, Jr., stationed with the U.S. Navy at Norfolk, Va.; and four
Former Detective Captain Macon Turner, who retired in 1955 after
26 years of government service, died December 12 in St. Petersburg,
Florida. He was 57 years old and was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Well known on both sides of the Isthmus, Captain Turner went to the
Canal Zone with the U.S. Army and joined the police force in 1928. He
was stationed at Pedro Miguel and then at Madden Dam for several years
before he was promoted to sergeant and transferred to Gatun in 1939..
He was made a detective sergeant with the Cristobal District in 1944.
He remained on the Atlantic side until 1950 when he was promoted
to detective lieutenant and transferred to the Balboa District. The same
year he was promoted to the rank of detective captain replacing Captain
After leaving the Isthmus, Captain and Mrs. Turner made their home
in St. Petersburg where he was active in retired Panama Canal employees'
activities. He was past president of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
and a member of Sibert Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Gatun.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Linnie Carol Turner; a son, John
M. Turner, of Massachusetts, and two grandchildren. He also has two
brothers, Wilber B. and John M., of Garner, North Carolina.
William Patrick Culkin, 82, 714 12th Ave. N., died Sunday (Dec.
16, 1962). Here 11 years from Miami. Born Oswego, N.Y. Member St.
Paul's Catholic Church; Panama Canal Zone Society. Was Machinist and
mechanical engineer in Panama Canal Zone, worked for Sinclair Oil Co.
in Cuba, on Madeira Mamora Railroad, Brazil, and construction and main-
tenance for Andian National pipeline 18 years prior to retirement. Sur-
vived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Culkin; 2 cousins, Mrs. F. D. Culkin, Os-
wego, N.Y. and Mrs. O'Grady, Fulton, N.Y.
Nellie M. Calvit, 71, 1044- 28th Ave. No., died December 24, 1962.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y. Here 10 years from there. Episcopalian. Survived
by her husband, Charles; a brother, Albert Burt, West Seneca, N.Y.
Felix B. Maduro, a prominent local businessman who died of a heart
attack at his El Cangrejo home recently, was born 67 years ago in Pan-
ama City. Had been in business since 1912 and at the time of his death
headed the Felix B. Maduro S.A. and Agencia Feduro S. A. firms, of which
he was founder.
His death came as a surprise to relatives who said he had been re-
covering satisfactorily from a recent illness.
Besides his business interests Mr. Maduro was active in community
affairs and was an outstanding member of the Union and Rotary clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. May T. Maduro; three sons, Larry,
Rogelio and Steve Maduro; six grandchildren and seven brothers and
sisters, Clifford Maduro and Mrs. Eunice Delvalle, of Colon; Dennis Mad-
uto, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Shirley Maduro of St. Petersburg, FIa.;
Mrs. Sybil Fidanque, of Austin, Tex., and Mrs. Blanche Baillargon of
Roy M. McKenna, 86, 955 13th Ave. So., died Sunday (Dec. 23,
1962). Born in Yale, Michigan. Here 15 years from the Panama Canal
Zone. Retired accountant. Member of the Three-Quarter Century Baseball
Club; Elks Lodge 1224; Panama Canal Society; Palestine Lodge AF&AM,
Detroit; Canal Zone Ahou Saad; Master Mason, Shrine Inclusive All
Bodies. Survived by a sister, Mrs. Harold Coughlan, Birmingham, Mich.;
and nieces and nephews.
Charles Wiggins, 79, 1725-28th St. No., died Saturday (Dec. 22,
1962), Born in Ava, Ill. Here 13 years from Panama Canal Zone. Retired
carpenter. Member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Virginia Laponduke, St. Petersburg; five brothers, Fred, Louisville, Ky.;
Wilbert, Herdie, both of East St. Louis, Ill.; Earl, South Charleston, Ohio;
Murphy, Springfield, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Eva Malone, St. Petersburg
and two grandchildren.
Wendell G. Cotton, 43, retired chief of the Housing Division in the
Canal Zone, died in Gorgas Hospital after a lingering illness.
Cotton, born in Colon, lived on the Pacific side for many years and
retired from his post with the Housing Division only last month.
He is survived by his wife Lois, two daughters, Mrs. Wendy Corrigan
and Tracy; three sons, George, Alan and Gary; a brother, Ernest L. Cotton
(Chief of the Fire Division), a sister, Mrs. Worden French and a grand-
daughter, Denise Corrigan.
Robert. McKeever, 79, Gamboa, a retired employee of the Canal Zone
Police Division, died after having been hospitalized for some time.
Mr. McKeever is survived by his widow, Maria, a patient in Gorgas
Mrs. Mabel Rigby of Balboa died at Gorgas Hospital. She was 83
Mrs. Rigby went to the Isthmus in 1933 to make her home with her
son Arthur B. Rigby and his family of Balboa. Another son, Edwin, is a
resident of Diablo Heights. Other survivors include five grandchildren
and seven great grandchildren.
Augusto Pimento, 88 years of age, died Nov. 26, at Gorgas Hospital.
He went to Panama from Portugal in 1909 and was employed on the
Panama Canal Railroad. In 1920 he transferred to the Panama Canal
Locks Division where he worked until he retired from Canal Zone service
In his immediate family he is survived by a son, Thomas Pimento of
Gamboa, with whom he had lived since his retirement; four daughters,
Mrs. Carmen P. Naters of Colon; Miss Clarice Pimento of Colon; Mrs.
Angela Combs of Venezuela; and Mrs. Dolores Dodd of Washington, D.C.
and by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Miriam Bubb, former resident of Balboa and wife of S. B. Bubb,
retired employee of the Pacific Locks, died in Williamsport, Pa. after a
long illness. She was 64 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Bubb left the Isthmus in 1953 after more than 32 years
of residence in the Canal Zone. Mr. Bubb was Administrative Assistant in
the Locks Division. Since that time they have been making their home in
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bubb is survived by her daughter,
Mrs. M. V. Smith of Balboa and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Lorttta K. Newhard died in Gorgas Hospital after a long illness.
A well known resident of the Canal Zone, Mrs. Newhard had spent
most of her life on the Isthmus. She was born in Louisville, Ky., and went
to the Isthmus as a child. She attended the Canal Zone schools and was
married there. She died at the age of 56.
Her husband, Fred A. Newhard, is also a member of a well known
Canal Zone family and is employed as a Lockmaster at Gatun Locks. They
have made their home in Gatun many years.
Mrs. Newhard was active in civic affairs, was Past Matron of the
Coral Chapter of the Eastern Star in Gatun, a member of the Gatun Union
Church, a past president of the Women's Auxiliary and a member of the
Cristobal Women's Club.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Ann Franklin of Ancon, Miss Carol Newhard of Balboa; a son, Fred, Jr.,
of Gatun; a brother, C. E. Kocher of Balboa; two sisters, Mrs. T. A.
Clisbee of Balboa and Mrs. J. E. Limes of Westerville, Ohio; her mother,
Mrs. W. H. Basham, of Westerville and one granddaughter.
Ann Dillion died in September in a rest home in Fall River, Massa-
chusetts. No other details available.
Mrs. Arlean Bleakley, 48, wife of William T. Bleakley of the Balboa
Police Force, died at Gorgas Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Bleakley, who was born in Texas has been a Canal Zone resident
since 1939. Surviving, in addition to her husband are a married daughter,
Doris Gilray, who recently returned to her home in the States following
a visit to her parents; a second daughter, Deborah, and a son, William Jr.
The two younger children are at home. There is one grandson.
Gustaf R. Holmelin, 65, 3300 -15th St. No., died Monday (Jan. 7,
1963). Born in New York City. Here 10 years from Panama Canal Zone.
Retired marine engineer. Member BPOE 1542, C. Z., Panama Society, St.
Petersburg. Survived by his wife, Pauline; three daughters, Mrs. F. E.
Kirk, Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. John Whitman, Frances Ann, both of St.
Petersburg; a son, Gustav, Crosby, Tex.; a brother, Charles; a sister, Mrs.
Frank Wolf, both of St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren.
Thomas John Rath, 85, 3479 54th Ave. No., died Friday (Jan. 4,
1963). Born in Gulf, Pa. Here 33 years from the Panama Canal Zone.
Attended St. Paul's Catholic Church. Retired blacksmith. Survived by a
daughter, Mrs. Roby Crouch, Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; a
Mr. C. P. Fourtney of 935 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables, Fla., died
December 29, 1962.
His wife, Jessie, who married him September 25th, 1909 survives.
Mr. Fourtney was 83 years old at the time of his death in Veterans
Hospital, Coral Gables.
Mrs. Florence C. Barrett, the former Florence Cleveland, 79, and a
retired Panama Canal employee who had been residing on a land lease at
Obispo, died suddenly at Gorgas Hospital.
Mrs. Barrett, a native of East Springfield, N.Y., was born July 2, 1883.
Mrs. Frances Dorrance Wickham of 103 Linden Ave., Middletown,
N.Y., died January 3, 1963 at her home.
She was born in Wurtsboro, the daughter of Ira and Catherine Roh-
She had lived in Middletown for 30 years and was a member of
Grace Episcopal Church, Minisink Chapter of Daughters of American Rev-
olution, and the Panama Canal Society.
Surviving are a son, G. Dorrance, Wilmington, Del.; a daughter,
Frances A., Middletown; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and a sister,
Jane, of Middletown.
She went to Panama in December 1906 and they left in September
1932. They first lived in the city of Panama, La Boca, then Corozal, and
lastly in Pedro Miguel. Mr. Dorrance died in 1939.
Leonard O. Burgess, 69, Wellston real estate salesman, well known
to most residents of the community, died at 8 o'clock Sunday evening in
the Huntington Veterans' Hospital, Wellston, Ohio.
A native of Waco, Kentucky, he was born April 11, 1893, a son of
John T. and Patty Hall Burgess.
He made his home at 215 North Ohio Avenue, where he is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Lova Greenwood Burgess, and his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Elsie M. Greenwood. There are several cousins living in Kentucky.
A considerable part of his adult life was spent in the Panama Canal
Zone, where he was employed, as was his father-in-law, the late Harry
After leaving the Canal Zone, he sold real estate in a western state,
before returning to Wellston. He was a real estate salesman for the Iron
City Realty Company of Jackson.
In Wellston he was a member of the Methodist Church, and affiliated
with Wellston Post 371, American Legion, also serving as commander of
the post at one time.
Casey James Hall, retired Panama Canal Police officer, died as a
result of injuries in a traffic accident in South Carolina on October 18.
He was retired from Panama Canal service in September 1961 after 21
years, eight months and 28 days with the Canal Zone Police Division.
He was presented the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa in July 1961
by the Republic of Panama in recognition of the good work he had done
among the villagers of Gatun Lake and, at the same time, received a letter
from the United States Ambassador Joseph F. Farland in which the latter
Mr. Hall was born in Salley, S.C. He went to Fort Clayton in 1934
as a Staff Sergeant and was cited as an outstanding soldier and excellent
horseman. He received an honorable discharge in December 1939 and
accepted a position as locks watchman at Pedro Miguel.
In August 1940 he began work as a Canal Zone police officer. Dur-
ing his service he was with the foot patrol, radio car patrol, lake patrol
and, at retirement, with the piers entrance patrol.
In his family he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Hall, an employee
of the US Army in the Canal Zone.
Hans Schjeveland, 83 years of age, a former Panama Canal employee,
died November 19, in Orlando, Fla. He had worked with the former
Mechanical Engineering Division in the Canal Zoe.
In his immediate family he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Albertina
Schjeveland; two sons, Carl Schjeveland of Orlando, Fla., and Haakon
'Schjeveland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and by three grandchildren and four great-
Mrs. Therese Joly Winkes, 74 years of age, who had been residing
with her son, Anthony G. Winkes in Margarita, died December 28, 1962.
She was born in France on Nov. 28, 1888 a daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Etienne Joly.
Mrs. Winkes went to the Isthmus in Auguest, 1927, with her husband,
who was employed in the Panama Canal Mechanical Division. In 1942
he returned to the United States where he died in 1956. Mrs. Winkes
remained in the Canal Zone with her son.
In her immediate family she is survived by her son, Anthony Winkes
of Margarita, an employee in the Canal Zone Industrial Division; by two
daughters, Mrs. Marie Head of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Mrs. Theresa
Cousens of Miami, Florida, and by four grandchildren.
Milton R. Smith, 57 years of age, a former Panama Canal employee,
died on November 14 in Biloxi, Miss. He was employed in the Account-
From the Panama Canal Zone, Mr. Smith and his family went to
Texas and then on to Mississippi.
In his immediate family he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Molly Smith;
and by one son, Benjamin Smith.
William F. Bartholomew, Sr. who retired from Panama Canal service
in 1957 after almost 34 years with the Canal organization, died at his
home in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was born in Alvarado, Calif. on Sept. 12, 1896 and was employed
in 1923 by the Canal organization as a machinist in the Cristobal shops.
Later that year he was transferred to the Dredging Division as chief En-
gineer on the tug Culebra. He was made chief engineer of the craneboat
Atlas in 1941 and had been chief engineer of the pipeline suction dredge
Mindi from 1954 until his retirement.
In his immediate family he is survived by his wife; one daughter,
Mrs. Barbara Kureger of Los Rios; one son, William B. Bartholomew, Jr.,
of Missouri; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Bartholomew
of Santa Rosa, Calif, and by one sister, Mrs. Helen Stout of Santa Rosa,
Mrs. Krueger attended the funeral.
L. D. Bowman, Jr., of Balboa, supervisory marine traffic controller
in the Panama Canal Navigation Division died in his sleep November 7th.
Mrs. Audrey Bowman and two children, Robert and Beverly, will
accompany the body to New Orleans for interment. Another son, Robert4
who is attending Georgia Tech, will join the family in New Orleans.
Mr. Bowman was one of the senior supervisors in the Navigation
Division in Balboa. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 16, 1914;
In August 1947 he was with the Marine Division as dispatcher and
since June 2, 1957, has held the position of supervisory marine traffic
Mrs. John L. Kelly died in St. Francis Convelescent Home, Darby,
Pa., at age 64. She was the former Mary Kenny. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley
lived in the C.Z. for 30 years, where he had been a civilian mechanic
prior to his death in 1953,
Mrs. Kelly is survived by two brothers, Michael Kenny, with whom
she lived, and John L.; by two sisters, Mrs. Anna King and Eleanor Kenny.
A retired Panama Canal employee and father of Mrs. Emmett Zemer,
of Panama City, James C. Milloy, died on Dec. 15 at Hyannis, Mass.
Born in Portland, Mo. on June 15, 1875, Mr. Milloy was employed
by the Panama Canal organization on April 27, 1914, as a machinist in the
Mechanical Division. He was retired as a master machinist on June 30,
During World War II, Mr. Milloy was re-employed as an inspector
for the United States Navy at the Quincy Navy Yard. After the war he
returned to his home at West Howich, Mass.
In his immediate family Mr. Milloy is survived by his wife, Mrs.
James C. Milloy, four daughters, Gertrude M. Milloy, a Balboa Heights
employee prior to her retirement a few months ago, Helen C. Milloy, form-
erly a Gorgas Hospital nurse, Isabella A. Milloy, of Malden, Mass., and
Mrs. Zemer, and four grandchildren.
Col. Otto F. Sonneman, Jr., former resident of the Canal Zone and
one time employee of the Supply Division, died Dec. 5 at the Fort Chaffee
Hospital in Arkansas after a brief illness. He was 54 years old.
Born in Ancon, Canal Zone, Sonneman attended the Canal Zone
Schools and was a graduate of Columbia University with a BA degree and
a MS degree in Business Administration. He also held a MA degree in
He was employed with the former Commissary Division as a Com-
missary Assistant in 1935 and was promoted to Assistant Manager of the
Wholesale Dry Goods Section in 1939. He joined the Armed Services in
1941 and participated in combat operations in both World War II and
After a year in the Canal Zone as Manager of the Dry Goods Section,
Col. Sonneman rejoined the Army and since 1959 has been stationed at Ft.
Chaffee with the XIX U.S. Army Corps, where he was Inspector General.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Louise.
Ralph N. Moyer, Chief Clerk in the office of the Transportation De-
partment of the Panama Railroad during the construction days of the
Panama Canal, and who went to Anchorage (then known as Ship Creek),
Alaska, with the first crew to commence construction of the Alaska Rail-
road in the spring of 1914, died in the Tri-City Hospital at Oceanside,
California, on Oct. 10, 1962, within 12 hours after being stricken with
an aneurysm. He was 76 years old.
From 1918 to 1923 incl., Mr. Moyer was manager of the Anchorage
Branch of the Bank of Alaska. He had also been secretary of the Anchor-
age Chamber of Commerce, and after studying law was admitted to prac-
tice before the Federal Court in Alaska, in 1922. He was prominent and
well known in Masonic circles, and took a prominent part in civic affairs
in the early days of Anchorage.
In 1924 Mr. Moyer returned to the Government service in Seattle
as a Special Agent in the U.S. Treasury Department and remained in that
service in various capacities and at numerous places in the United States
until 1948 when he retired to his home in Bellevue, Washington. In 1951
the Moyers moved to Oceanside, California and in April 1962 to Vista.
He is survived by his wife Corrine (nee Kendrick) whom he married
in 1939, some two years after the death of his first wife Emma at Belle-
vue. Also by a son, R. Nelson Moyer, Jr. at Kirkland, Washington, and
a daughter, Edna, Mrs. H. R. Craig, at Bremerton, Washington, and 6
grandchildren. Final resting place Eternal Hills Mausoleum, Oceanside,
California. Mrs. Moyer resides at the family home, 265 Plymouth Drive,
No. 60, Vista, California.
Fred T. Williams died on January 1, 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida
where he has lived the past few years.
He was born in Athens, Georgia on March 18, 1879 and during his
time on the Zone was at Ft. Amador, Battery D. He is survived by 7
children and 8 grandchildren.
Louis Pincus, 71 years of age, a resident at 4158 44th Street, Bella
Vista, Panama, a retired Panama Canal employee died at Gorgas Hospital
Mr. Pincus, a native of Russia, was a naturalized United States citi-
zen. He served a tour of duty with the United States Army during World
War I and he was stationed at Fort Amador during the early 1920's.
In 1934 he was transferred to the Marine Division as a signalman.
He was retired from Panama Canal service on Feb. 2, 1954 after 20
years, 7 months and 15 days with the Canal organization.
In his immediate family he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Concepcion
Pincus of Panama City; and by one son, Ruben, who is with the United
States Army and is stationed at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver.
Mr. Pincus was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks Lodge No. 1414, and was a member of Post No. 1 of the Ameri-
Mrs. Harriet Sandberg, wife of Dr. A. E. Sandberg, who was a geo-
logist with the Special Engineering Division in the Canal Zone during
World War II died on December 19, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dr. and Mrs. Sandberg were very well known on both sides of the
Isthmus. They left Panama for the United States in 1944.
Mrs. Sandberg is survived in her immediate family by her husband,
who is now head geologist at Louisiana State University; by two sons,
David; and by one grand-daughter.
Mary Call Brown died December 12, 1962 in Salinas, California,
aged 77. She was born in Freeport, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Brown was a Nurse in the Eye and Ear ward at Ancon Hospi-
tal under Dr. Reeder. She married Frank Brown in 1915. Capt. Brown
was Captain of the Old Ladder Dredge Gopher that dug most of the sand
for the Pacific Locks up at Chame.
Mrs. Mae Lewis, a resident of the Canal Zone and Panama since
1917, died in Los Angeles on Nov. 24 following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her husband, Glen. Their home, "Cielito", was
in Cerro Punta where they lived for some 23 years until Mrs. Lewis'
illness took them to California last August.
Born in Iowa in 1894, Mrs. Lewis went to school in several towns in
that state and received her higher education in a business college and
normal school in Cedar Rapids. She became a court recorder in Chicago,
and in that city married R. G. Lewis in August of 1917. Within two
months of the wedding, the couple went to the Isthmus where he had
been engaged as a motorcar house machinist.
For the approximately ten years they lived in the Canal Zone, Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis made their home variously in Balboa, Ancon, Gatun, and
Cristobal. Their only child, a son Robert, born at Gorgas Hospital was
killedd in a motorcycle-taxi accident in 1940.
Mrs. Lewis was active in the Eastern Star organization and at one time
held dual membership in both the Orchid and Fern Leaf chapters.
The couple founded Lewis Photo Service and expanded it to include
three stores. When they retired in 1938 and sold to Morrison's, they
spent a few months in the United States while deciding where to make
The following year they returned and became two of the pioneer
settlers of Cerro Punta, building their home at the time when everything
from nails to turbines for their own light plant was taken over the only
trail on horseback.
Up until a few months ago, the couple were hosts to hundreds of friends
who made their way to "Cielito".
The following is an excerpt from a letter written by Glen Lewis.
Mae had requested, when she passed on that an autopsy be made to
help in their research. It was made by Dr. Butts, head pathologist of Los
Angeles General Hospital. He reported to me that no cancer was evident
and the certificate reads (acute congestive heart failure due to senile
atrophic myocardium). The heart was very small although it sounded
to be working regularly through the stethoscope. What he did not state
was the fact that this was brought on by excessive radiation; more than
the body can stand.
Mae was glad to be one of Dr. Guiglia's (of R. de P.) guinea pigs
for his research and said if she didn't make it, at least he might find
something from her advanced condition that would help the next fellow.
I am sure she is very happy to know it has worked out that way.
I am returning with the remains to Cielito and hope to carry on
with the plans we had made for a cancer clinic in David for Dr. Julio
Contreras for women as a memorial to Mae. It will be along the lines
of his new discovery and not radium. Mae's request was cremation with
no service or mourning over the coat she was shedding. "Remember
her," she hoped (as if anyone who ever knew her could forget or not
miss her) "but do not grieve for her as lost, she would head a welcoming
committee for each of us as we reach the end of the road."
There's an open gate at the end of the road through which each must
And there, in a light we cannot see, our Father claims His own;
Beyond the gate our loved one finds happiness and rest,
And there is comfort in the thought that a Loving God knows best.
Judge Edward M. Altman died suddenly on January 9 in Washington,
D.C. He had been a director of a section in the Naval Sea Transport Ser-
vice in the U. S. Navy Departement, Washington, D.C.
Judge Altman, who was born on January 3, 1906 in Lawrence, Mass.,
first worked with the Personnel Bureau of the Canal organization.
In November 1951 he was appointed to a four-year term as Magis-
trate of the Court in Balboa.
He was appointed Claims Examiner in the Office of the Comptroller
in October 1955.
From the Canal Zone he went to Washington and the position with
the U. S. Navy that he held at the time of his death. In connection with
his position he made several trips to the Far East and Alaska.
In his immediate family Judge Altman is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Mary Altman, and by one son, William A., a Balboa High School graduate
who now is married and lives in the Washington area.
Mrs. Carmen Schuber Malsbury, well known resident of Panama and
wife of Omar E. Malsbury, former Panama Canal engineer, died suddenly
January 23, 1962.
Mrs. Malsbury suffered an attack at her home in Golf Heights Wed-
nesday morning and was being taken to Gorgas for treatment when her
A member of a well known Panama family, Mrs. Malsbury was born
in Panama and spent most of her life on the Isthmus. She was married
to Mr. Malsbury during Canal construction days when he was employed
by the Isthmian Canal Commission.
They lived in the Canal Zone for many years during the time that
Mr. Malsbury was connected with the Municipal Engineering Division.
They moved to Panama following his retirement in 1937.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Charles S. of
Marvarita; two daughters, Mrs. Carmen Bertolette of Panama and Mrs.
Jacqueline Johnson of Ridgewood, New Jersey and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Mary Hunter died January 12, 1963 in a local hospital in
Orlando, Florida. No other details available.
Harland Vance Howard Sr., retired Panama Canal employee and
Vice-President of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, died suddenly
January 6, 1963 at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
He was born May 14, 1890 in Hartford, Vermont. His Panama Canal
service started on December 28, 1916, when he joined the Electrical Divi-
sion as a wireman. In 1917 he transferred to the Locks Division, but in
1935 returned to the Electrical Division.
He was an operator foreman electrician at the Balboa Sub-Station at
the time he retired, on May 31, 1952. Since that date Mr. and Mrs. Howard
have made their home in Florida.
Mr. Howard was past master Isthmian Lodge AFAM, C.Z., Scottish
Rite Bodies, Balboa, C.Z., member Abou Saad Temple Shrine, C.Z. past
district junior grand warden of District Grand Lodge, C.Z., first patron
Fern Leaf 4, OES, C.Z., vice president Panama Canal Society, St. Peters-
In his immediate family Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Bernice Howard; one daughter, Mrs. Lena Mae Krout of Camp Hill, Penn-
sylvania; one son, H. Vance Howard of Los Rios, Canal Zone; and by
Masonic services were held at the John S. Rhodes Funeral Home. Mr.
Howard's remains were taken to the Isthmus and interred in the columbar-
ium of the Scottish Rite Temple.
Dr. Harmodio Arias, 76, ex-president of the Republic of Panama,
internationalist, newspaper publisher, businessman and one of the most
distinguished public figures in the history of the Republic, died December
23rd of coronary thrombosis aboard a plane plying from Boston, Mass.,
The former President, who had been on his way home to spend Christ-
mas in Panama, was accompanied by two of his children, Finance Minister
Gilberto Arias and Mrs. Rosario Arias Galindo when the end came.
He had been undergoing tests in Boston for two weeks for a heart
Miss Lucille Ann Waters, 64 years old, died in St. Petersburg Jan-
uary 18, 1963. Here 6 years from N.Y. Retired C.Z. employee. Member
of Church of the Transfiguration and the Panama Canal Society. Survived
by a sister. No other details available.
Mrs. J. George Knecht of Catonsville, Maryland died recently. No
other details available.
Andrew Johnston, 75, 1424 Turner St., Clearwater died Friday, Feb.
1, 1963. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Moved to Clearwater 12 years ago
from the Panama Canal Zone. Retired hotel manager after 37 years of
service for the U.S. government in Panama. Member of the Episcopal
Church of the Ascension; Panama Canal Employes Society, St. Petersburg;
Panama Canal Consistory and BPOE 1525, both of Clearwater; life mem-
ber of the Union Masonic Lodge 332, Glasgow Scotland; Egypt Shrine
Temple, Tampa. Survived by two sons, Douglas A., Clearwater and
Andrew G., Pompton Lakes, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Harry Bell, Australia; and
IN, AND 'ROUND ABOUT' HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Our Pan Canal Club of Central Ark. held its semi-annual dinner at
the Avanella Sirloin Room on Nov. 3 with quite a no. present-we were
especially delighted to be joined by a no. of new ExCanalers from Little
Rock: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Spencer and daughter Betsy, Mr. and Mrs. Rob't.
Koehler, Mrs. L. W. London, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Mika. Other 'out of
owners' were, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Chas. Christensen, and Mr. and Mrs.
James Alien and son, James Jr. of Little Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan
of Jonesboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Garrett of Okalona, Ark. The
group's next dinner will be held 'tentatively' on May 25. Anyone inter-
ested call Mrs. Jack Reinig or Mrs. Willian Bartholomew about time,
place, and reservations. Everyone welcome!
The Jack Reinigs are with daughter Peggy's family, (Ed Fuciks) of
Highland Park, Ill., spending the Holidays and most of the winter there.
We expect them back in early Feb. The races begin in mid Feb.
The Fred Atkinsons, Art Wynne, Bill Burns and sister, John Walker,
Henry Pilot, Sgt. Bordyk, Rita Kyle and children, Estelle DeCora, the
Gerald Parkers, Mrs. Ducett and children, the Lynn Cottrells, Frances
Horter, and Frances Dorn, all spent the holidays and winter here 'at home'.
Capt. Marian Piper now stationed at Gooseneck Bay, Labrador USAF
Base, flew here to spend the Christmas season with her parents, the Ed.
Pipers and her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Piper.
SWe 'found' Mr. Horace Nuckols living amongst us a 1906 man,
employed by Customs on Pac. side. He was with the Canal 6 yr. lived
in Ancon Bachelor Qtrs. J. W. Tannehill, postmaster at Ancon, now lives
at 233 Fir St., Brea, Calif. and has promised to visit him soon here in
Hot Sprs. Mr. Nuckol's wife passed away a year ago. He had been a
frequent visitor here until he finally settled here about 15 yr. ago. He lives
at 247 Hobson Ave.
Grover and Billy Bohan motored to Tampa to spend the winter, and
attend the Big Reunion in St. 'Pete'.
I enjoyed so very much the many fine Christmas greetings and notes
from you all.
Mr. Wm. Bartholomew passed early Mon. A.M. on Jan. 7. He had not
been in good health all summer, but was able to motor to Calif. to see his
ill mother in Santa Rosa, Calif. Our friend Bill will be sadly missed by
us all,-and by his many other friends, and to Mrs. Bartholomew and
family we extend our heartfelt sympathy we grieve with her.
And too, we extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. O. F. Sonneman
of Fort Smith, Ark. whose husband Col. Fred Sonneman passed suddenly
in his office at Fort Chaffee early in the morning of December 5.
Mrs. Ernest Krueger, (Barbara) of Los Rios, C.Z. flew here to attend
her father's funeral and be with her mother, Mrs. Wm. Bartholomew for
several weeks. Her brother, Wm. Bartholomew Jr., also flew here from
his home in St. Joseph, Mo.
'ROUND ABOUT' FOREIGN:
Mrs. Carrie Dunning wrote from Belleville, Canada that she heard a
radio interview from Thelma King of Panama by a reporter who asked
her if she liked Americans. Her reply was, Yes, that she liked Americans,
but not the American Gov't.
Mrs. Laura Suggs of Gamboa has recovered from a recent illness.
Mrs. Evelyn Mills who lives at the Tivoli tells of changes and encloses
articles of interest.
Mrs. Thyra Shiebley seems well and did not go to N.Y. this year.
The Eldon Coffeys retired from Pacific Locks and moved from Balboa to
Pan. City. The Dick Penningtons of Gatun are fine. Kathy a freshman,
and Dick Jr. a senior in H.S. A beautiful color photo of the William
Wheelers (Jeanne Mallett), family of Balboa, with Jeanne's mother, Flor-
ence Mallet also in the picture and the new bridge in the background,
arrived and is being enjoyed. Her son Dick and family now live in Jack-
sonville, Fla. and her brother, Francis Kerr is now in Cochabamba, Boli-
via, making a survey of Bolivia's transportation system. The William
Aliens of Margarita, C.Z. have recently retired, and are now visiting a
;daughter in Texas, but hope to soon move into their own house, now
being built in Dunedin, Fla. The Bill Lorens, who live in Mex. City told
of their parents, the Odin Lorens, of Sarasota, Fla. motoring there to see
them, also to visit their granddaughter, Susan Marsh in Houston, Tex. Bill
and Helen (Patterson) Schrum of Hamburg, Germany visited Katie
Swaim and son John, who teaches at Den Dolder, Holland, and they in
turn, visited them, and joined in a party for them in Hamburg, also
by Adamary Anderson, on a motor trip thru Europe and Wilma
Rosania Montero (a former pupil of Mrs. Schrums) and several others
from the Embassy. The Schrums took an Easter trip to Sweden.
We extend our greatest sympathy and salute the memory- of a grand
old man! Mr. Gus Pimento who died November 26 in Gorgas Hospital.
The Alan Brodericks (Natalia Bender), of Ishpenning, Mich. and
their children Tom and Kathy, took an extensive trailertrip highlight
being the Fair Glacier Nat'l Park and other points of interest, stopping
at Rochester, Minn. to see the Tom Benders, Natalia's parents who
write that all are fine and son Tom Jr. took an extensive tour of Europe
this summer, especially visited northern Italy and Paris which were his
mother's homes before coming to CZ. Mrs. Eula Jo Ewing is housemother
at Kappa Alpha Fraternity House at Okla. City University. Edith Wicks
of Polk, Pa. took a holiday tour to NY City. She visited B. Morgan in
Brooklyn, who had just returned from her visit to son William in Chester.
Edna Baer of Pasadena says she's been well, and Agnes Reinke Vennard
of N. Hollywood, Calif. resigned from Carnation Home Service after 10
yrs. with them. she has now fully recovered from an accident, and is
active with the Daughters of the Nile in the Patrol team, which took a trip
to Iowa she visited her Alma Mater in Ames, and a former roommate.
She also took a trip East to visit relatives and some of them went West
to visit her. Edith Needham makes us happy with her, as her recent
operation has restored her hearing!
So many greetings came, but time and space keeps me from acknowl-
edging them here. Thanks, to those that have written encouragement for
me to continue this column. I hope that you had a Big Reunion in St.
Pete and that the N. Calif. folks will have a big time at theirs in Oak-
land on Jan. 19!
Frances S. Dorn
CANAL ZONE SOCIETY OF COLORADO
Mrs. Adelaide Lewis, Honorary President of the Colorado Chapter,
and her daughter, Sara, recently returned from a trip to Bradenton, Flor-
ida where they visited another daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs.
William Steinbrueck. While in Florida, they drove across the Tamiami
Trail to the east coast and spent a weekend at Key Biscayne before taking
a cruise to Nassau, accompanied by the Steinbruecks. Back in 1907, the
Lewis family went to the Canal Zone where they lived for three years on
the Prado in Balboa. The Steinbruecks last year made a trip by! freighter
from New Orleans through the Panama Canal to Costa Rica. Mrs. Stein-
brueck (Charlotte) enjoyed the stop-over in Balboa taking pictures of her
old home, the Prado, Administration Building, and other sights.
Norma (Evans) Harrington underwent an emergency appendectomy
the first part of December, but was recovered sufficiently by Christmas to
enjoy the holiday season.
The book "Panama Canal Bride", written by Elizabeth Kittredge
Parker is recommended reading for one and all. It is the story of a young
woman who went to the Panama Canal during construction days to get
married, and of her extraordinary experiences during that period.
Roy and Dorothy Kennedy spent their vacation at Glacier National
Park last summer and on their way there ran into a hail storm.. Upon
going through the hail storm, they came upon a car with a Canal Zone
license, whose occupants were gathering up hail stones! They stopped
their car, introduced themselves, and naturally their talk was of the Canal
Zone. The driver, a young lady who works in Balboa, had gone to the
Canal Zone shortly after the Kennedy's left, so they didn't know each
other, but it was exciting for the Kennedys to see that good old C.Z. license
plate and get to talk to a vacationing C.Z.er
Bill and Bit (Elizabeth) Kendrick enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas shortly
after Thanksgiving last Fall. Bill now works for the Silver Engineering
Works in Denver, the firm he resigned from in 1941 to take a job in the
Canal Zone, and is a foreman in the machine shop there. Bit is doing
accounting work and management service work for a CPA firm in Lake-
wood, Colorado. Bill's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William
H. (Irene) Anderson, who retired from the Canal Zone on March 15, 1962,
now live in Olathe, Colorado, and enjoying their retirement. The Ander-
sons lived in Balboa many years and for about four years prior to their
retirement lived in Gamboa.
With the extreme cold weather we've been enjoying (?) here in Col-
orado, it is doubtful that another meeting of the Colorado Society will be
held until next summer. So until then, adios for now.
Dorothy Kennedy, Secretary
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Newsgathering can be fun-as we listened to our friends tell of their
recent Christmas activities. Some ventured far, others spent the day quietly
at home. Some in large family gatherings, others in small groups, and
The ones to venture the farthest were Walter and Bates Wieman who
went to the Canal Zone to be with their sons and were part of a 40 member
gathering when they all met at the home of Alton and Mattielee White of
Gamboa. They also visited friends and relatives in Florida enroute home
to Fayetteville. Mrs. Nannie I. Brown went to Houston, Texas to be with
the family of her daughter Frances and Andrew Whitlock. Mrs. R. E. L.
Brown of Springdale and daughter Shannon drove to see relatives in Louis-
iana during the Holidays. It's easy commuting for the Walter Reifs, Sr.
(Martha) of Fayetteville to visit the Walter Reifs, Jr. (Arda) in Okla-
homa City. The Jrs. were here for Thanksgiving and the Srs. were there
for Christmas. Your reporter and husband Newell returned to Denver to
be with our family, Col. and Mrs. James A. Wier (Alice Ray) and grand-
daughter Linda for an exciting three weeks.
The R. O. Shueys (Evelyn) made their annual trip to visit his mother
in Neosho, Mo. and the G. H. Evers who live not too far away. Ray is
now Special Auditor, Sales Tax Dept., State of Florida and lives in Day-
tona Beach. Walter and lola Wagner, recently retired, were in Northwest
Arkansas, looking over the area for a retirement home. They were to spend
the Holidays with their daughter and family in Wellesley, Mass. We hope
they will return to join our Society. Lee and Ruth Pearce, parents of Mrs.
"RED" (Alice) Nail of Balboa report a fine trip to California.
We found our newly arrived retirees in Bentonville really having the
"time of their lives" doing what they want to, such as taking off on trips,
when they want to, and no questions as to how long they can stay. The
Carl Newhards (Helen) had been down to see the M. K. Baileys (Lynda)
in Mena, Arkansas. They found them resting and admiring the fruits of
their labor in remodeling their house and building a large Patio. M. K.
was with the Mt. Home Refrigerating Plant. We met Tom Ebdon, a stu-
dent at the U. of A. here, as he spends most of his free time with his
uncle and aunt. I remember Tom's vivacious and petite mother well, Rae
Newhard Ebdon. Admiring a most beautiful crocheted and cross-stitched
afghan in the making, I was amazed to learn it was Carl's handiwork.
They report their son Sam Newhard was home for the Holidays from
Hillside College, Hillside, Mich.
Living "Kittie Korner" to the Newhards are Andrew and Jean Bleak-
ley who had just returned from a month's trip to Greeley, Colorado where
their daughter and family of Medicine Bow, Wyo. and their son, Andrew
Jr. of Los Angeles met in Greeley for a happy Christmas visit. At the
home of her uncle and aunt, George and Edith Engelke, we met Ginny
Favorite, a student of Northwest Missouri State College. The Engelke
Casa was resplendent, having been completely rerdecprated; Edilh accom-
panied us on.our newsgathering in Bentonville.
Time did not permit us to visit all Canal Zone Retirees there but we
learned the Earnest Williams (Haleen) are well, .have a new car, had a
trip to see Haleen's brother in Indiana and were entertaining the CZ. re-
tirees at Bridge the following evening. We also learned that J. B. (Jimmie)
Coman is now working out of State and doing a great deal of traveling.
His sister-in-law Mrs. Mattie B. MacAulay has moved to a cozy little house
near Edith and George. Her grand-niece, Julia Ann Coman, a student in
our University will be with her after Mid-term Exams. Mattie spent
Christmas in the Hospital but we are happy to report she is home and
In Springdale, we found Carrie and Mill Mathues very happy over
the rapid recovery of Carrie from recent surgery. Mina Mock has changed
her residence and is now at 517 Park Avenue. In spite of a heavy cold
she still was smiling. The Ernest Angermueller (Norma) are well and
had a quiet Christmas holiday. They had a family gathering at Thanks-
giving consisting of their son Ronnie, his wife, Linnea and two children
of Margarita, C.Z., Norma's sister Marionne Campbell and Marionne's
son Buddy Journey, recently of the Zone but now living in Seattle, Wash-
ington. Norma reported the recent death of her aunt, Mrs. Julia Goble
of New York. Mrs. Goble had visited Norma's mother, the late Mrs. Molly
K. Johnson, several times on the Zone. In my hastily scribbled notes I
wrote "Marion Smith, daughter of F. Harry and Peggy Smith of Margarita
and a student at the same college Ginny Favorite is attending was visiting
in this area for Thanksgiving" now I'm not sure if she was with the
Bleakleys or the Angermuellers. Sorry.
Our Society is proud of our Beverley Githens, Mrs. Glenn Ward
Dresbach. Beverley wrote an interesting article, with pictures, of our
genial annual luncheon hosts in Eureka Springs, of their trip through
Central America and published in the Arkansas Gazette. They are Dwight
and Dorothy Nichols, nationally known Lecturers and photographers.
Come out next October and meet them. The attractive daughter of Heinie
and Theo Hallin, Elizabeth, has been selected to serve as Page to Rep.
David Burleson of the Arkansas State Legislature.
"It's a boy" for Jack and Anne Schnake in Lima, Peru, named David
Barclay, according to Aunt Barbara Schnake of Michigan.
A recent wedding I should liked to have attended was that of Karen
Lyn Matheny to Harvey Weston Parker III, December 15th, 1962 in Mill
Valley, California. (Will leave the details to our No. California reporter.)
But how well I remember when little "Herky" Parker, as ring bearer for
many weddings in the Pedro Miguel Union Church, "stole the show" from
the brides with his natural antics of showmanship.
To Glenn Lewis of the Volcan, Chiriqui, R. de P. and to Mrs. Ann
Bartholomew of Hot Springs, Arkansas, our heartfelt sympathy in the
recent passing of their companions of many years, Mae Lewis and "Bill"
Bartholomew "through the gate at the end of the road".
Our President, and Secretary, Grover and Billie Bohan of Jonesboro
attended the 1963 Reunion in St. Petersburg and will winter in Florida.
Pres. Bohan extends an invitation to y'all to be with us at our Annual
Patio Picnic in the Community Adult Center, 108 N. West Ave., Fayette-
ville, Arkansas, 1 p. m., Sunday, June 9, 1963.
Blanche E. Shaw
TRANSIT CHAPTER, NORTH QUINCY, TAXACHUSETTSI
Nov. 30. We are now visiting with Cliff and Ceri Fritz in Warwick,
R.I. Guests for dinner were Captain Al and Mrs. Frostrom and Paul and
Mrs. Barnard. Colored slides and movies were shown of Canal Zone peo-
ple. It did us a lot of good to see those faces again, and yet there was
sadness when it was realized that so many were no longer with us.
Dec. 13. Andy Van Siclen, from Vancouver, Washington, brightened
our doors. What a wonderful visit. We reminisced away back to 191.6
when Capt. Van, and family, lived in the same non-housing quarters with
us at Pedro Miguel. Each family occupied three rooms and a porch, and
cooked on a kerosene stove. Four families to a floor, and all used the
same "public" utilities. What a scramble in the morning.
Dec. 18. Mrs. James Milloy, and the girls, Mary (Zemmer), Getrude,
Helen and Isabel, stopt in for a short visit while enroute back to West
Dec. 20. Our Christmas card to Anna Dillon came back marked -
deceased. In spite of the fact that we had requested we be notified of
Anna failing, we knew nothing. Investigation indicated that she passed
away last September.
Dec. 21. Well now, who is nuts, and I accept the nomination. Santa
at our local elementary school. Seven hundred and fifty kids were given
two ho-hos and a present. This was in addition to the annual neighbor-
Jan. 5. Now this is the day!!! Due to a big storm heading our
way we got out of Quincy two days ahead of time. It has been claimed
that I was a 7-month baby, due to the characteristic of being impatient
to get things done ahead of time. So-o-o the car having been loaded for
a month all that we did was to button our coats and we were all packed.
Seat belts buckled, prayer rug over the knees (it prevents cigarette burns
on the trousers), temperature 22 degrees, and away we go in gleeful an-
ticipation of at least temporarily dropping off a few years at the Reunion
at the Fountain of Youth, now St. Petersburg, Fla. Arrived at South
Amboy, N.J., with Jean Fenzel, and her sister Jessie Grimison. Left on
the 7th and still cold.
Jan 10. Charlie and Ruth Hollander our hosts in Jacksonville, Fla.
That night Louie and Irene Haseman visited with us. The next day we met
Louie and Mrs. Snedeker in town. All are well and still very Canal Zone
conscious and why not? That WAS a nice place to live in!!!
Jan. 12. Now we are there; St. Pete that is! Bill and Dolly Hull
opened up all the Sunshine Gates for the Travelling Yanks. They also
appear to be in pretty good health.
Jan. 15 and 16. THE REUNION!!! Thrilling, soul-satisfying, youth
regained. Every phase of Canal Zone living rehashed. The passwords
were "Do you remember", and everybody did. Such a noisy group, and
we extend pity to all who did not attend. So much kissing from "relatives".
Ida thought that I had chicken-pox, but the red spots were only lipstick
scars. Didn't wash my face for a month.
Jan. 17. How cheap can you get?? Haircut in Quincy $1.75; so-o-o
hold off for the next one in Webb City, St. Pete; 65 cents. In paying I
received a certificate worth 25 cents; actual cost of the service was, there-
fore, 40 cents. Ida suggested that I get two more to take home.
Jan. 21. Miami, and with our nephew and family. At the airport
we waved goodbye to Helen Adler and Harry Nichols. They were return-
ing to that country that borders both sides of the Canal Zone. Some may
remember the place!!! Visits were made on Eddie and Anna Japs, Bill
and Marian (Watson) Sindo, Jimmy and Amele Hunter, Phifer and Mrs.
Quinn, and Mrs. Nell and Viola Bewley (Mrs. Bigelow). Ed. was out
playing bridge. Frank Cunningham was away so we didn't see him. When
the Lord created this area He didn't have a word that could adequately
describe it. Must be three times the size of New York City. Naturally
Yankees filled the area.
Jan 28. Back to the House of Hull at St. Pete. Go-go-go, that's our
itinerary, and we love it. Age has decreased and weight increased. Seat
belts let out three notches. To you all in the Sunshine City, thanks for
making our stays so wonderfully pleasant. God willing we will meet again.
Feb. 1. Well, the time has come, and it is hard to head north. The
sun may be shining; but not in our car. Turned the windshield wipers on
and then discovered that the water was from our eyes. We pulled away
at 1 mile per hour, and that seemed too fast.
A thrill. This report is being delivered IN PERSON to Mrs. Betty
Lockridge, our most efficient editor, right at her front door.
A thought. Try praising your wife, even if it does scare her at first,
or the opinions expressed by the husband, of this house, are not necessar-
ily those of the management.
Slim and Ida Halleu
THE PANAMA CANAL CLUB OF HOUSTON, TEXAS
In December the Robert H. Hicks returned to Houston where they
have spent Christmas with their daughter, Mary Alice Kelly and her fam-
ily, and will remain here until Spring when they will journey to Florida
and perhaps settle into a permanent Home. They have taken a beautiful
apartment and are enjoying the attractions of this great Metropolis with
their many friends here.
The Nathan Levys rejoiced to have their daughter Charlotte and her
husband and 2 fine sons home for the Holidays. They stayed,three weeks
and through the New Year, before returning to their home in N.Y. City,
in the midst of the Winter Blizzard. We wonder how folks take it. The
Levy's son David has been spending some months in Tokyo, Japan, in the
Research of Volcanoes. While out there his wife made a tour to the Orient
and spent a few weeks with him. I believe that David is instructor in the
University of Southern California. Tilly and Nathan are doing fine.
James Roe, our new President, has this year gone into a Business of
his own. He calls it the "Vacation Car Rental". It's been a hard pull as
all new ventures are, but we know he will make it. We are all pulling for
him and send him our Best Wishes. We are proud to have him for our
new President, too. His nephew (the Sam Roe's son) Fred Roe came out
to Texas for a short visit lately. He continued on to San Antonio before
returning to college in the East. Jimmy (that's what we call him) reports
that the James Soltarios were visiting in Houstontown during the Holi-
days. Senor S. is now the Panamanian Attache' at the Embassy in Mexico
City. We have missed them at our get-togethers. Robert Wilford, a mem-
ber of our Club, has recently returned to the C.Z. and points South look-
ing for new business opportunities.
The R. B. Wards have returned to Houston and have the manager-
ship of the Beverley Apts. on the Old Spanish Trail. Mrs. Ward went to
New Orleans to spend Christmas with one of her daughters the Larry
Polizzi's. She reports a good time.
The Al Browns report many visitors and a great deal of excitement
around their place through the Holidays. First, Al's Mother who will be
remembered by the Old-timers, as Mrs. Gertrude L. McLaughlin cele-
brated her 90th Birthday recently. Naturally all her family and relatives
who could get there, came. We want to contribute our, congratulations,
too. Ione (Mrs. Al) went to spend 10 days with her mother, Mrs. M. H.
Kennedy in N.O. She reports a fine time. They had recent visits from the
Rufus Garretts of Arkedelphia, Ark. and from the Leo Dagleys of Evans-
ville, Ind. They stayed around Houston about 10 days, thinking they
might resettle, here.
The Samuel L. Souders were so happy to have their son, Murrill Lou
of the Texas Oil Co. of N.Y. City home for the Holidays. He stayed 2
weeks and they all had a glorious Christmas with Helen Rae and her fine
family who live here.
The William Woods (our Junior Past President) report that they
have had a bout with the flu. Marilyn has a mother who is almost a mem-
ber of the Club, Mrs. C. V. Nugent, of Lafayette, La. and she was over for
the Holidays much to the joy of them all. Bill is still holding down two
jobs and Marilyn has graduated from Den Mother to Brownie Leader.
Mrs. Peggy J. Ellis, formerly of Calumet Drive is now residing in
Country Club Place. She reports a fine holiday visit with Clyde, Jr. and
family in Galveston where he is Chief Engineer of the Wharves and has
bought a home, so we take it will remain in the Port City for some time,
which pleases his mother. Of course since Mary Belle (Hicks) came to
town, Peggy is very busy attending O.E.S. meetings, and trying to sell
her friends on this area.
Mrs. Josephine Nunnally has completed her Unit of four swanky Apts.
in the Memorial Dr. area, and occupies one of them, herself.
Bertha Turner, Sec'y-Treasurer
MORE NEWS FROM HOUSTON
Houston surely must be the crossroads of the U.S.A. In December,
Leo. J. Dagley, with his wife and oldest son, came to our city'from his
home in Evansville, Indiana. Fate prevailed. From the many apartment
units in this city, Leo would choose those managed by Ray B. Ward, who
was a boyhood friend of Lee Wright both in Houston and on the Canal
Zone. More than 40 years had elapsed since Lee Wright and Leo Dagley
had served their apprenticeships on Canal Zone.
Berta Hunter Hazzard of Altadena, California, phoned that she was
in Houston. As soon as Sarah Wright Rothwell and I completed our day
as clerks at Voting Precinct 156, we drove to Houston International Air-
port with our hubsands to visit with Berta until her plane departed for
California. In the short period of time allotted to us, news of the past 10
years was exchanged.
Andrew and Frances Whitlock had members of the family for the'
Christmas holiday season. Son Paul, is working on Master's degree at
Texas A.&M. College in Bryan, Texas just 100 mile away. His wife
is the former Mary Lou Allen. Mrs. Walter (Nannie) Brown, the mother
of Mrs. Whitlock, came from her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
E. P. Haldemans spent Thanksgiving holidays with their twin daugh,
ter, Gail Hollingsworth and family. Colonel Hollingsworth is stationed
at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, following completion
of duty in Hawaii.
Virginia and Joe Potochny flew to Canal Zone to spend Christmas
with their children, Mildred and Gordon Frick. This was Joe's first view
of the Canal Zone in years. Many changes were noticed and familiar faces
no longer seen because of retirement, etc.
Roy and Jerry Underwood visited their family in Annandale, Vir-
ginia, during the Christmas season. Roy is a second year student at Rice
University in Houston. Jerry is a first year cadet at Coast Guard Academy
in New London, Connecticut. Colonel C. R. Underwood is Comptroller
for National Guard, with his office in the Pentagon. Mrs. Underwood
is the former Betty Haldeman.
Walter and Peggy Pollak were holiday visitors in the home of their
daughter in Clifton, Texas. They came from their mobile home in Sara-
sota, Florida to become acquainted with their first grandchild Evelyn
Carol, who was born on December 16, 1962 to Carolyn Pollak Tyssen
and David Tyssen.
Sarah Wright Rothwell and Herbert Rothwell had an "open house"
during recent visit of Joyce Haldeman Collinge and Roger Collinge in
Houston. Guests included Irene and Lee Wright, Tharon Haldeman Mit-
chell, Aurelia Carkeet Heinz, her husband Gus, and her father, John
Soon it will be "Howdy Pardner" time in our city, with the annual
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo opening on January 20th. Buyers for
prize cattle come from all over the world. If you want to see the real Texas,
with its cowboys and cowgirls, this is the time for "you all" to come!
Greetings from Space City, U. S. A.
With fond memories of Canal Zone days,
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA..
Mildred and Bruce Harrell are grandparents again, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Wright (Louise Harrel of Sierra \ista, Arizona have a little boy
this time, named Robert Jason. The paternal grandparents are Col. and
Mrs. F. H. Wright of Annandale, Va.
Our heartfelt sympathy to DorothN and Joe Muldoon on the passing
away of Joe's sister Anna Oliver in New Orleans.
Della and Clarence Howell had Melba Heintz of Covington, La., as
their house guest for the week of January 7. also during the month Arthur
Troup stopped overnight on his way to the "Reunion"' in St. Petersburg,
Della and Clarence journeyed to Winston-Salem to celebrate their
35th wedding anniversary and the third birthday of their youngest
granddaughter, April. Their anniversary% was on January 16 and April's
birthday on the 17th.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Hiter had their son William and his wife home for
a week-end recently; They are now li ing in Martinsville, Va.
Emma and Frank Reppa drove to Alexandria. Va.. to spend Christmas
with son Bob (Col. R. Reppa) wife Jane. Cathie and Bobb.
Rose and Johnny Johnson have had quite a bit of company Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Van Wagner (Balboa, C.Z. I visitedd in October: Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hicks stopped by in November: Mrs. Glad~s Baldwin IBalboa,
C.Z.) spent the month of November with them through the Thanksgiving
Holiday; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Parker, formerly of Balboa, C.Z. now of St.
Petersburg, Fla., called enroute to Ne\ \York:December 18th Rose and
Johnny left for Phillipsburg, Pa., to ;pend Christmas with Johnny's
mother and family. A very rugged trip but they arrived home safe and
sound on the 27th of December.
Mr. and Mrs. John Runck of Balboa, C.Z. are arriving the 24th of
January to spend a month in Hendersonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Levy spent a week in Hendersonville during the
Thanksgiving Holidays to be with son Eddie.
Betty and Fred O'Rourke were visited by their granddaughter Judy
Mathews and friend Wayne Jones of Texas for a few days in December;
Daughter Geneva (Selama) of Providence, R.I. arrived home December
24th to spend the Christmas Holidays (the Tom Colemans had Christmas
dinner with them too). On January 13th Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams
who were recently married and on their honeymoon stopped by for a
Mrs. Ray Mitchell is at present visiting relatives in Braddock, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coleman report that the Ross Hallowells were
house guests of theirs and the Tom Kelleys during the month of October,
and that they visited with many of their friends while in the N.C. area.
Margaret and Charlie Brandl of Balboa, C.Z. called during their stay in
Asheville; Grandson Dale Dombrowsky who is in his 3rd year at Clemson
College spent Thanksgiving %ith friends in New Jersey and returned the
proud possessor of his first automobile, he and Miss Marvel Davison
(daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Davison of Balboa, C.Z.) will be
house guests during the mid-term vacation; Miss Davison is in her third
year at Wake Forest.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelley had Tom Jr., and daughter Margie (Sea-
gears) home from Washington, D.C. for Thanksgiving; Mr. and Mrs.
Ross Hollowell of St. Pete. Mrs. Nellie Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Coleman. They are along with Mrs. Luckey all anticipating the visit
of daughter Pat I Mrs. David Kappe) and little David, Jr., in February.
Happy to report too that Mrs. Luckey is fine!
Dr. Sam Irvin spent Christmas with daughter Martha and family in
Clovis, New Mexico.
Clinton Wanlass %as home for a week at Christmas time.
Mrs. Fred Sill I Ruth I is not% making her home at the Redden Apts.,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Knoop are grandparents again, they have a new
little granddaughter born to their son Roy Edwin and wife in Evergreen,
Jack Jude, Ison of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jude) has been transferred
from his position with the American Cable Company of Balboa, C.Z. to
the office in New York City.
Inez and George Ward are doing fine, manage to keep busy all the
Dorothea and Starford Churchill went to Louisville, Ky., to spend
Thanksgiving with the Hobart Mills. The early part of December they
made plans to go to New Orleans and meet their son Starford Jr., and
family who arrived there December 21st. After arriving home had much to
do to prepare for Santa's visit! The Jr. Churchills will be with them for
a few months. On January 25th Star Sr. and Star Jr., went to Jackson-
ville, Florida where they visited with the Whitman P. Garretts for a few
Want to thank Betty O'Rourke for her assistance in getting all the
news she could from Hendersonville such a big help!
Dorothea T. Churchill, Secretary
IN AND AROUND MIAMI
As always, the January Reunion at St. Petersburg was a "high spot"
for those who were so fortunate as to attend. Seen among the several
hundred former Zonites were just a few% from the Gold Coast of South
Florida. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Banan of Fort Lauderdale
and from Miami, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Melanson, Mr. and Mrs. William
L. Russon, and Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Metzger. We hope that some of the
Zonites from far places will come visiting in Miami before they return to
their homes in the frigid North. We understand that L. F. (Slim) and Ida
Hallett of Quincy, Mass. have tentative plans to visit the C. F. Halletts in
South Miami and that perhaps the Emerson Fullers may someday park
their mobile home in our area.
Mrs. Nellree Smith and Mr. Ernest Berger of Diablo were married
at the Balboa Heights Baptist Church in December. They flew to Chatta-
nooga, Tenn. during the holiday season to be the guests of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Baker, Sr., who held "Open House" for friends and
relatives in honor of the newly-weds. Mr. and Mrs. Berger also visited
relatives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sebring, Florida, and were guests for
several days of Mrs. W. C. Smith (Clara) in Miami. They flew on Jan.
24th to their home in Canal Zone.
Mrs. W. C. Smith of Miami flew to Washington, D.C. in December to
visit Paul and Edna Furr at Falls Church, Va. From there they all drove
to Chattanooga, Tenn. to be guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker during
Christmas week and to attend the "OPEN HOUSE" for Nellree and Ernest
Berger. Later the Furrs and Mrs. Smith drove to Huntsville, Ala., Dallas.
Texas, visited in the home of the John Fahnstocks' in DeLisle, Miss. and
in St. Petersburg, Fla. before coming to Miami. The Furrs spent several
days with Clara Smith before going on to Melbourne, Florida to visit their
son, Tad Lawson, enroute home.
Mr. W. T. Bowen of Coral Gables, Florida was seriously ill in Jack-
son Memorial Hospital where he had major surgery in November. We are
happy to report that he is now at home and recovering nicely. Mrs. Bowen
had the misfortune to sprain her ankle but she, too, is now getting around
without the help of a "walker".
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Alexander of Jacksonville, Florida were visitors
in the home of their son, Milo, in Miami Springs during January.
Mr. and Mrs. James Horace Jones went to C.Z. last November and
are spending the winter with their son, James A. Jones, his wife and three
little children at Coco Solo. They report a marvelous time; a trip to the
Volcan, and even a visitation of the Imperial Potent to Abou Saad Temple.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Skinner, their three daughters, and a son of
Birmingham, Alabama spent ten days during the Christmas Season as thb
guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Skinner of Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bowen of Coral Gables are rejoicing over the
birth of their first great-grandchild. The little girl is the first child of
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Harvin of Winter Haven and the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hicks of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Metzger of Miami were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Dunham of Sarasota for the Canal Zone Reunion at St. Peters-
burg in January.
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Russon returned in December from several
months visiting in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. Their daughter,
Gene (Sexton) and Wilton Clary have a new address at 3212 Darwin St.,
Cocoanut Grove. Mr. Clary, an entertainer, is singing at the Americana
Hotel on Miami Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Moore had as their guest recently, Mrs. Kath-
leen Ward of Puerto Rico. Mr. Ward was formerly employed by the
Power and Light Company of Panama City, but is now working in Puerto
Rico. Mr. and Mrs. Ward spent the holidays with their son, Mr. Edmund
J. Ward of Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams of Balboa, Canal Zone and Mr. and
Mrs. William Rohrback of Maitland, Florida spent the Christmas Holidays
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Melanson of Miami Shores. The
Melansons and Mr. and Mrs. Williams were guests of the Rohrbacks in
Maitland for the New Year's Holidays. Others attending the New Year's
Party were Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Van Siclen of Gatun, C.Z., Miss Neely
VanSiclen of New York, and Mrs. Juanita Blanshaft formerly of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Melanson
on their trip to St. Petersburg for the Reunion. Other recent guests in
the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Melanson were John Wainio of La-
Boca, C.Z. enroute to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he is a college
student and Mrs. Helen Smith of Fairhope, Alabama who was going to
Canal Zone to visit her family in Balboa.
Mr. Henry Marcy of Hollywood, Florida was a patient for two weeks
in Hollywood Hospital. He is reported to be recuperating at home.
Kenneth Smith, son of Mrs. Alice Smith of Miami spent Christmas
with his brother, Don, in New York.
Mrs. Rudolph Melanson has just received word from her sister, Mrs.
Herbert Staples of Louisville, Ky. that their son, Cody, slipped and fell
on the ice. Four bones were fractured in his face and head. The accident
occurred while his parents were attending the Reunion in St. Petersburg.
Cody Staples is a student at Illinois University.
Mr. Hobart Y. Andrews was ill with a serious virus infection during
the whole month of October but is gradually regaining his normal health.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews recently adopted two little girls, Patricia seven
and Kathleen six years old. An older daughter, Mary (Andrews) Ames
and her two children of Great Falls, Montana are presently visiting in
the Andrews home.
The Canal Society of Southeastern Florida is making plans for four
picnics in 1963. At the request of the Secretary Mr. A. G. Dunham has
made reservations for the following dates and places:
April 7 at the Rock Shelter in Matheson Hammock Park.
June 9 at Greynolds Park, Ojus in the Shelter on the EAST side of
U.S. Highway Number 1.
August 11 at the Rock Shelter in Matheson Park.
October 20 at the Rock Shelter in Matheson Park.
All are picnics and a "covered dish" buffet is served at one o'clock.
Former and present Canal Zone residents are cordially invited to attend.
If you have news items for the Canal Record please call your Miami
reporter at 446-2729 or 446-7448.
Ruth T. Metzger, Reporter
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES
Helen Rhodes of Pasadena spent the Christmas holidays on the Canal
Zone with her son Howard and his family and reports having a wonder-
Naomi Kerr of Monrovia also spent the holidays on the Zone with
her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gordon Dalton, and with her
brother Joe Turner and his family who have a lovely home at LaBoca.
Naomi visited with the Carles Morgans and many other friends during her
stay on the Zone.
Ethel Cooper of Los Angeles wrote that she recently had dinner with
Mary and Jack MacGillvary: also that Helen and Meade Bolton were re-
cent dinner guests at her home. Ethel's work at the City Library, her home
and garden keep her quite busy, and she's happy having her son Hal and
his family living in Southern California.
Bertha and Earl Dyer of Reseda wrote that they had a visit from the
Jim Reccia family at Thanksgiving time: at Christmas they had a visit
from young Lu Taber also Cleo Blackburn and son Bill of Bellflower.
Ruth and Chris Simonsen of Anaheim had a number of visitors: Bob
and Margie Miller from Goleta: Helen and Bill Bierwagen from Curundu,
C.Z., and Mildred and Paul Kline who were on leave from the Zone visit-
ing Paul's folks in Pasadena.
Some of you folks may remember Joan and Stanley Mortimer who
lived in Panama City while he was manager of Singer Sewing Machine
Co. some time ago they have been making their home in Santiago, Chile
for some years now. Joan writes that they are retiring early in 1963 and
will make their home in England.
Southern California had at least three representatives at the Panama
Canal Society Reunion in St. Petersburg, Florida, January 15 and 16. Mrs.
Elizabeth Taber of Altadena was in Florida visited with Grace and Jack
Morris at Lutz, and with Pearl Marshall at St. Petersburg.
Hedveg (Sundberg) Seedborg and I went to St. Petersburg for the
reunion and as house-guests of Anna and Wells Wright, we had a glor-
ious time and enjoyed every busy minute of our stay. It was quite an ex-
perience attending a reunion for the first time, and seeing many old friends
and co-workers after so many years had elapsed since we left the Zone:
no words can describe the goings-on. The Wrights showed us all around
St. Petersburg and Vicinity: we enjoyed the hospitality of Hattie and
Roland Jones, Joyce and Roger Collinge, Virginia and Roy Reece, Amy
and Andy Fraser, Marie and Bill Dunlop and spent one night with Capt.
and Mrs. Van Siclen at Maitland, had a wonderful time. On our return
flight, we stopped off at Houston for 2 days to see Francis and Andrew
Whitlock and their son Eddie we managed to get there between storms,
and did so enjoy our visit. Irene and Lee Wright came to the airport at
Houston to see us off.
During Hedvig's absence, her mother Mrs. P. J. Sundberg, was a
guest at Virginia and Martin Seiler's home. They called on Jane Journey
at Sunland: she was recently hospitalized but is home doing well now.
They also called on Grace Brown and Julia Neilsen at their new homes in
Rossmoor Liesure World found both of them happy and contented in
their new surroundings.
Kindest regards to all -
Thelma Reppe, Secretary
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
The Holidays are over and we hope they left everyone with many
pleasant memories and a little more time to relax.
We just had our annual business meeting and winter picnic on Sat-
urday, January 19th, at the Sailboat House, Lake Merritt, Oakland. There
were 75 members and visitors attending. We welcomed as new members
Charles and Elizabeth Stewart, Dora and Neil Wilson and Harry Akern.
Our new officers for 1963 are, Wm. Brown, President; Ernie Payne, Vice-
President and Florine Prager, Secretary-Treasurer.
The December Bridge Club was at Nell Irwin's in San Rafael and the
January meeting at the home of Helen Yoder in Los Altos. The men had
their get-together at the homes of the Harry Bachs and the Merrill Judds.
On December 8th Hanna and Arthur Beard had quite a number of
Canal Zone friends at their home for an early dinner prior to attending
the installation of their son, Earl, as Master of St. John's Masonic Lodge
in Walnut Creek, California.
Mr.and Mrs. Clyde W. Cain (Gladys Hubbard) of Portland, Oregon
spent their Christmas holidays with the Ernie Paynes in Napa. The Chester
Lingrens, also of Napa, were happy to have both their daughter and son
home for the holiday season. Jean has resigned from the WACs and is
awaiting her husband's new assignment with the Army. Johnny has com-
pleted his tour of duty with the Armed Forces and will be returning to
On their way to Arizona for the holidays, the Nevilles stopped by to
see several old-time friends from the Zone. They spent a night in Fresno
with Mae (Wynne) and Hughes McFarland. Hughes is now retired and
Mae is office manager for the Gallo Wine Company of Fresno. They
stopped in Hollywood long enough to have lunch with Lina and Raymond
Kelly. Lina had just returned from a Championship Duplicate Bridge
session in Phoenix and told of a wonderful time. In Phoenix the Nevilles
called on Lela and George Ritchey. They told of a long and most enjoy-
able visit from Ruth and Dick Taylor.
The Harvey McConaugheys drove down to Lakewood, near Long
Beach, to spend Christmas with Grace's niece, Mrs. James Walker, and
her brother and wife flew out from Illinois to join them and make it their
first Christmas together since 1930. While down South they visited the
Lockwoods and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Channess in Monrovia, spent some time
in Death Valley and were back in Pasadena for the Rose Parade. Harvey
has been quite ill, was in the hospital for about three weeks but is now
better and home again.
Ed and Muriel Neill of Whittier had all Muriel's family, except Phil-
lip and Barbara O'Shaughnessy, with them for the Christmas holiday;
Jack and Lillian Evans, Harvey and Karen Parker, Harold and Ruth
Duncan and Alfred and Norma Harrington and family from Greeley, Colo.
Merrill Judd of Los Altos signed as a doctor aboard the Matson Liner
Monterey for a second cruise to the South Sea Islands, Australia and
Here are December weddings! On December 15th Harvey Weston
Parker III and Karen Lyn Matheny were married by the Rev. Gordon
Foster in Mill Valley Community Church in a very beautiful and effective
ceremony. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of
Mrs. Freeman. Karen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Matheny
of Sylvania, Ohio. She attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and was
a member of Alpha Gamma sorority. She is currently teaching in the Mill
Valley School. Harvey is the son of Mrs. Phillip O'Shaughnessy of Buenos
Aires, Argentina and the late Harvey W. Parker, Jr., and is a graduate of
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Mathaney flew out
from Ohio for the wedding. Harvey's grandparents, Jack and Lilliar
Evans, in California for the winter, attended. Other members of Harvey's
family represented were, Alfred and Norma Harrington and family, Ed
and Muriel Neill and family and Harold and Ruth Duncan. Canal Zone
friends attending were, John and Carlin Hulin, Nina Brown, Ruth Robert-
son, Ethlyn Wood and Frank and Alice Bryan. Mr. and Mrs. Parker are
living in San Francisco where he is employed by the engineering firm of
Dames and Moore.
At 2 p.m. on December 28th Suellyn Gail Nanney and Ensign
Larry Fry were married in Memorial Chapel at Stanford U. Palo Alto -
which is Mrs. Nanney's Alma Mater. A reception in the home followed.
Suellyn Gail is the daughter of Col. and Mrs. David Y. Nanney of Palo
Alto, where Col. Nanney is in charge of R.O.T.C. at Stanford. Mr. and
Mrs. Lynn Cook of Arkansas are the bride's grandparents. Larry is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Auburn Fry of Osage, Arkansas.
Ensign Fry graduated from the U. of Arkansas and received his com-
mission in the Navy at Pensacola, Florida. They left by plane to make
their home in Washington, D.C. where Ensign Fry has been assigned.
I'm sorry to report the death of Mr. Jay Brown on January 11, 1963.
His widow, Armande, lives at 1930 Franklin Street, San Francisco. Mr.
Brown was in the Canal Zone from 1943 to 1947 and was last employed
in the Mechanical Division.
Nina Brown of San Carlos is seriously ill and is in Sequoia Hospital
at Redwood City, which is near her home.
Ruth Duncan, Secretary
Gleaming across Canal waters at Gamboa was a huge lighted floral
design in the shape of a poinsetta, with leaves, a newcomer to holiday sea-
son decorations. The design was made up of 600 lights, mostly red and
green, and about 20 feet high and 12 feet wide. It hung from the crane
Hercules with its top 50 feet above the water. Dredging Division personnel
designed and built it. By simply turning the crane, it could be made visible
from either north, south, east, or west.
A significant event for the banana industry has been the adoption of
a new system for the shipment of bananas in corrugated boxes, according
to the United Fruit Co.
This new method of shipping fruit from the tropics has many advan-
tages and benefits in that more fruit will be available to the consumers in
foreign markets; there is less handling by distributors, and an increase in
demand for labor in the tropics for those serving the industry.
More workers will be needed to pack the fruit, and the establishment
of more corrugated box factories in the country will be required.
Seventeen new packing plants are planned to be installed in the
Puerto Armuelles division. Three of them are almost ready to go into
operation at Balsa, Quira and Caoba. Fourteen more should be finished
by the end of March, 1963, of which 12 will be servicing United Fruit Co.
farms and two will be servicing farmers of the Independent Associate
Producers in that area.
The entire production for the Armuelles Division will be exported in
boxes by the end of 1963 according to the company spokesman.
In the Almirante division of the province of Bocas del Toro experi-
mental shipping of fruit has been successfully carried out in corrugated
boxes during the past year.
Lucho Azcarraga, Panama's master organist, and his conjunto, played
at a travel convention at Dallas, Texas.
The conference dealt with promotion of travel to South America.
The performance by Lucho and his conjunto was sponsored by Braniff
In recent months, Lucho has attended a number of international
travel gatherings as a star attraction.
In a six-minute ceremony, the flags of Panama and the United States
were raised simultaneously for the first time in front of the Canal Zone
Administration Building at Balboa Heights recently.
President Roberto F. Chairi and Governor Robert J. Fleming raised
their respective flags atop twin 80-foot aluminum poles placed one at each
end of the steps to the building.
Tape recorders, a probation officer and a parole board made their
first appearances in Canal Zone courts and opened the way for some revo-
lutionary changes made possible by the new Canal Zone Code.
Judge Guthrie F. Crowe presided over the Ancon District Court with
a microphone in his hand for the first criminal court session of the New
Year and the first court day since the new Code came into force.
Eight defendants appeared before the bench and each one's testimony
was tape recorded, opening the way for the future disposal of court re-
porters and their shorthand machines.
Seymour I. Barkowitz, a Zone school teacher, sat in the court room as
the Isthmus' first official parole officer a new position established by
Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr. under the new Canal Code provisions.
Sentences under the new code sent several men to the Gamboa Peni-
tentiary for longer spells than were previously given. But, as Crowe ex-
plained, the code provides another "first" for the Zone. This will be a
parole board soon to be established which will review prison terms and
prisoners conduct with the idea of giving parole.
The Panama Canal took a part in the space program recently when
a section of NASA's huge Saturn was carried through the waterway as
deck cargo aboard the freighter Smith Builder. The big missile section,
which resembled somewhat a giant thimble, was manufactured at the Doug-
las Aircraft Co. plant in Santa Monica and was being taken on a 41-foot
transporter to the launch and test sites in Huntsville, Ala.
The part was the S-IV upper stage of the nation's largest space vehicle
and is scheduled for unmanned orbital missions this year. The Smith
Builder picked up the part in Los Angeles, Calif., and was taking it to
Northbound and then southbound, merrily does the Gulfoba, a Gulf
Petroleum, S.A. tanker, transit the Panama Canal-in one day and out the
next only to be back again in a wink.
The new sea-going twin-screw tanker, which has a capacity of about
66,000 barrels of oil, has been engaged in carrying oil from the Refineria
Panama on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus to the Pacific side. When on
the Pacific side, the Guloba docks at Pier 4, Balboa.
The Gulfoba started its heavy traffic business in November, complet-
ing 16 Canal transits that month.
All employees on the Panama Canal lock walls are on first name basis
with everyone on the Gulfoba, but the tanker still uses a pilot and locomo-
tives, just as does a vessel making a transit for the first time.
Captain of the Gulfoba is George Murphy Hayes of Grand Cayman
The following Interesting if True, by Edward Scott appeared
recently in a Panama American. Ed.
Over the week-end, the flagstaff at the official residence of the Gover-
nor of the Canal Zone, Maj. Gen. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., was demolished
by the Canal Zone government.
This was the flagstaff from which "Old Glory" was displayed, testify-
ing to the exercise by the United States of all the rights it would have if
it were the sovereign in the days when the affairs of the Panama Canal
were being conducted by other Americans.
This morning, bright and early, a Canal Zone crew, acting under
orders from the government, demolished the flagstaff in front of the Balboa
Thus was removed a symbol of law enforcement by the United States,
through the Canal Zone government.
On the front page of "The Panama- American" yesterday, we related
that upon being informed of the removal of the flagstaff from the Gov-
ernor's residence, we endeavored to secure an official statement from Bal-
boa Heights, with respect to this matter.
No written statement was available, our story said, but an official
spokesman said that the taking down of the flag was not connected in any
way with current questions relating to the Panamanian flag.
This is a point upon which wise men might disagree, but let us pro-
ceed with the official spokesman. He said that Governor Fleming, for
several months, has held the expressed opinion that there is no need for
the flag of his country to fly outside his official residence. Therefore the
flagstaff was removed.
How, one wonders, can this explanation be applied to the demolition
of the flagstaff in the Balboa Police Station?
The spokesman further explained that in the future, the Canal Zone
government will have to be consulted when anyone wishes to erect a flag-
staff in the Canal Zone.
Again quoting "The Panama-American" of yesterday, we reported
that other sources in the Canal Zone expressed the opinion that the demoli-
tion of the flagstaff at the Governor's residence was related to the recent
agreement between Panama and tht Canal Zone requiring the Panamanian
flag to be flown everywhere that the U.S. flag is flown at non-military sites
in the Canal Zone.
In other words, if the Governor wished to display the flag of his
country, at his official residence, he would also have to hoist the Panaman-
ian flag at an equal height on an adjacent staff.
Now this does not apply because the Governor has no flagstaff
nor does the Balboa Police Station.
To carry out this agreement with Panama would require the erection
of many flagstaffs in many sites in the Canal Zone where, at present, U.S.
flags customarily are displayed. But there is no money available for the
performing of this work and the U.S. Congress has specifically prohibited
the employment of any U.S. Federal funds for that purpose.
One solution would be that of not flying the U.S. flag in the Canal
Zone, except at the Administration Building, where it is accompanied by
a Panamanian flag, and at one site in Cristobal. That seems to be the solu-
tion which has been adopted.
But my alert and always helpful colleague, Ricardo A. Lince, City
Editor of "El Panama America" has come up with a suggestion.
"If the Canal Zone government is prohibited by Congress from using
U.S. Federal funds to make it possible to fly the Panamanian flag in the
Canal Zone, let Panama provide the money. We will meet the cost of
putting up the flagstaffs adjacent to the U.S. flags at their present sites and
we will provide the flags. In that way, it won't be necessary to remove
any more flagstaffs; in fact, we will put back the one at the Governor's
house, if he is agreeable, and the one at the Balboa Police Station.
When I asked Lince, Esq. where he would find the money for this
project he said he would do it by popular subscription, "to which fund,"
he added, "every Panamanian including the bootblacks would be happy
It was stated in our story of yesterday that Panamanian sources em-
phasized that the requirements to fly the Panamanian flag in the Canal
Zone applies only to occasions where it is desired to raise the flag of the
United States in the Zone. That is a requirement for the present and the
future, and does not mean that the C.Z. government is bound to continue
to fly the U.S. flag in areas where it has customarily been flown in the past.
There is no question in the minds of persons competent and willing
to express an opinion that the action taken in the U.S. District Court by
Gerald A. Doyle, Jr., chief architect of the Panama Canal, against Gover-
nor Fleming, for the purpose of prohibiting him from flying the Panaman-
ian flag in the Canal Zone, also has some relation with the decision to
demolish flagstaffs where the U.S. flag customarily has been displayed.
Those who read this section will recall my report of several days ago
that there has been a condition of monumental indecision in official circles
in the Canal Zone in respect to the flying of the flag of the United States
over Canal Zone schools.
Some months ago it was decided that no flags would be flown. Weeks
later, it was decided to fly the Panamanian and the U.S. flag over all
schools in the Canal Zone. Then last month, the C.Z. government reverted
to its earlier decision to fly NO flags over any of the schools.
Either they can't make up their minds, or their decisions are influ-
enced by developments.
There is of course ample precedent for not flying the U.S. flag at the
Ninth Parallel. It was not flown over the U.S. Embassy in Panama, after
the violent incidents of Nov. 3, 1959.
"The World Almanac", sometimes known as "The Newspaperman's
Bible," summarizes the joint resolution of Congress to codify the display
of the flag, which was approved June 22, 1942. The summary reads in part
"The flag should be displayed on all legal holidays, and on special
occasions designated by the President, the government or other authorities,
on official buildings when in use; at polling places on election day, AND
ON OR IN FRONT OF SCHOOLS WHEN IN SESSION ."
The summary continues: "THERE IS NO LAW PROHIBITING A
CITIZEN FROM FLYING THE FLAG AT ANY TIME ." That does
not appear to be the case in the Canal Zone, where a board has been set
up to decide such matters. However, it could well be that some patriot,
whose love of his country and of the flag which symbolizes "This nation
under God," might, on some occasion just decide to erect a flagstaff and
display the Star Spangled Banner in the Canal Zone, without the approval
of the Canal Zone government's board.
It stands to reason that there is a certain amount of resentment in
Panama because the demolishing of flagstaffs by the C.Z. government in
the Canal Zone is regarded by some as being an effort to circumvent and
render almost null and void the spirit of the agreement whereby the Pan-
amanian flag should be displayed everywhere the flag of the United States
is flown in the Canal Zone. But to demolish the flagstaffs is NOT in con-
travention of the letter of the agreement.
Ah yes, and when I drove by the Balboa Police Station today, I
glanced towards where that flagstaff used to be and had the impression
'that I could see a rather corpulent gentleman wearing an old-fashioned
campaign hat. He was looking, with bowed head, at the former site of his
You know, I looked again and then I was sure that I was not mistaken.
It was Teddy Roosevelt and there were tears in his eyes.
A low base bid of $1,018,000 was made by the Isthmian Constructors,
well-known local contracting firm, on construction of the Canal Zone's
new Junior College in the La Boca area.
In addition to the base bid, two construction firms made offers on
eleven additional alternate items which include such things as the furnish-
ing of special educational equipment, the installation of a sprinkler system
and construction of an athletic field and parking areas.
The new Junior College, which is to be built to replace the existing
college located in Balboa, will serve 400 students and will include a dor-
mitory to house 40 out-of-town students.
Construction will start within a few weeks and completion of the new
addition to the Canal Zone school system is set for September 1963.
The college will consist of four units; the academic building, two
athletic buildings and a dormitory. The gymnasium and academic build-
ings will utilize existing structures, while the dormitory, the locker, and
dressing room buildings will be entirely new.
The building to be remodeled for the Academic Building was origin-
ally constructed as a school building in 1948 and recently was utilized
as the headquarters for the Thatcher Ferry Bridge Project offices.
The dormitory will be an attractive one-story masonry building over-
looking the Canal. Resident students will have study tables in their rooms,
laundry facilities and general lounge. Quarters also will be provided for
The three-story academic building will be completely air-conditioned
and will have an auditorium seating 850 persons, a language laboratory,
science laboratories, six general classrooms, three classrooms for business
administration students, a lounge for students, practice rooms, and offices
for the dean and members of the faculty.
The first of the Canal Zone women crosswalk guards went on duty in
the Balboa and the Cristobal Police District communities. They are not
policewomen, but are under Canal Zone police supervision and are police
The first women crosswalk guards in the Balboa Police District, and
their duty assignments, are as follows: Mrs. Kay Roy, Ancon Elementary
School; Mrs. Anne Parks, St. Mary's School; Mrs. Marie Bierbaum, Bal-
boa High School; Mrs. Carol L. Bowen, Diablo Elementary School; and
Mrs. Sharon A. Dukes, Gamboa Elementary School.
In the Cristobal Police District, the first women crosswalk guards
assigned are: Mrs. L. J. McGraw, Margarita School.
Mark P. Lynch, 70, 8400 Cortez Road, Bradenton, died Monday, Feb.
4, 1963. Retired government employee. Moved to Bradenton four months
ago from St. Petersburg. Member Cristobal, Canal Zone, Lodge No. 1542
BPOE. No known survivors.
Frank Wolf, 72, 3526 Queen St. North, St. Petersburg, died Thurs-
day February 7th, 1963 in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone. Retired from
Panama Canal Zone service. Episcopalian. Member Masonic Lodge, Brook-
lyn, N.Y., and the Panama Canal Society, St. Petersburg. Survived by his
wife, Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Alexander, Palmetto, and Mrs.
Albert Pate, Gatun, Canal Zone ; a sister, Mrs. Emma Sheriff, New York;
a brother, Charles Wolf, New York; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Margarita Episcopal Church. The
remains were interred in St. Luke's Columbarium in Ancon, C.Z.
Mrs. E. O. Lohmann of Whittier, California died the latter part of
March. She is survived by her husband. No other details were available.
Mr. Ernest Deems of Monagahela, Pa. died January 30th. No further
details were available.
Mrs. Amelia Palmer, 2512 Oak Cliff, died recently in Memorial Hos-
pital, Houston, Texas, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Palmer is the widow
of the late Charlie Palmer, who was with the Pedro Miguel Locks.
After their retirement a number of years ago, they made their home
in Houston, Texas.
Survivors: a daughter, Miss Margaret Elizabeth Palmer of Houston,
and a son, Earl E. Palmer, of Avenel, New Jersey.
Mrs. Palmer was a member of the O.E.S.
Herman Schoenberger, 77, 4803-29th Ave. So., Gulfport, Fla., passed
away February 10, 1963 in Tampa, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Fannie
L., 2 daughters, Mrs. Garrett Morrell, Newtown, Pa. and Mrs. William
Breece, and 4 grandchildren. Member of the Fleet Reserve Assoc. Sunshine
Branch, 102; Retired Officer's Assoc. and a member Altha Home Lodge,
No. 72 F&AM, New Orleans, La.
A Masonic funeral was conducted. The remains were interred in
Forest Hills Cemetery, Somerton, Pa.
Mrs. Anna Marie Oliver, wife of Joseph Oliver (deceased) died in
New Orleans on November 24, 1962. She is survived by a son, Joseph Jr.,
and 4 grandchildren of New Orleans and a brother, J. M. Muldoon, of
MOSTLY THIS'N THAT
Did you know that the month of December, 1962, marked the second
time in history of the C.Z. that there was NO malaria ... A medical check
up is now needed for C.Z. license to wed .. 1951 Canal RECORDS con-
tained 40 to 41 pages ... George Riley is the first player to win the Isth-
mian Amateur Golf championship two years in succession a large
quantity of Communist literature has been siezed from two Panamanian
students returning from Russia ... a new wire fence spans the Thatcher
Ferry Bridge ... Ferry boats Pres. Amador and Roosevelt with the ramps
sold for $39,000 Dr. Arnulfo Arias will be a candidate in the 1964
Presidential elections Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece; Mr. and Mrs. Zip
Zierten; and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Fraser were spotted dancing on Guy
Lombardo's T. V. Program from Port O'Call, Terra Verde.
Many thanks to Mr. Walter Hersch for his continuous contribution
of clippings and news items; to all who sent in complimentary notes; to
the reporters for sending their news on time; to the Society for the gift;
to everyone in general who have contributed to the Record.
Please put dates and names of places when sending in news.
Keep the news coming!
Betty Lockridge, Record Editor
2600 Pinellas Point Drive South,
Telephone 867-2315 St. Petersburg, Florida.
NEW MEMBERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES
The following have been added or addresses changed or corrected since the
Year Book was printed. (*) denotes change or correction.
*Knapp, Mr. James Z., Sr.-Box 558------------------------------ San Jose
*Capwell, Mr. and Mrs. George L.-Casilla 1320------------------- Guayaquil
*Milligan, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.-20 Calle 5 02 Zona 10-------- Guatemala City
*Barry, Mr. James N.-Grotto House, Cork Road---------------- Waterford
*Morris, Mrs. Robert K.-Dante 34-4. Anzures--------------- Mexico 5, D.F.
Brewerton, Lt. Col. Henry R.-2167 Cacique Street, Santa Teresita--Santurce
Adams, Mr. and Mrs. William-Box 1876-------------- ------Balboa
Brayton, Mr. and Mrs. Donald R.-Box 1955---------------------. Cristobal
*Berger, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E.-
(former Nellree B. Smith)-Box 2291 ------.--------- ---.---- Balboa
Brandl, Mr. and Mrs. Charles-Box 449-------.------------- Balboa
Brown, Mrs. J. A.-Box 234---------------------- ------Balboa
Byrne, Mrs. Elvira L.-Box 518------------------------- Balboa Heights
Chisholm, Mr. and Mrs. B. S.-Box 1472------- ---- -----------Balboa
*Ebdon, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A.-Box 2118-------------.. -----------Balboa
Demers, Mr, and Mrs. J. L. H.-Box 1669--------------------- Balboa
Finnegan, Mr. and Mrs. H. E.-Box 1252--------- -----------Cristobal
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R.-Box 403...-------.--.. ------ -----Balboa
Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. Genova L.-Box 2173 .--..-------------------. Balboa
*Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A.- Box 23------------- --- Margarita
Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F.-Box 5043 --------------------- Cristobal
*Hack, Mr. and Mrs. Louis H.- Box 443------------------- Balboa Heights
Hadarits, Mr. and Mrs. William A.-Box 2755-------------------- Cristobal
*Howard, Mr. and Mrs. H. V., Jr.-Box 548----------------- Balboa Heights
Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald-Box 11----------- -------Coco Solo
Kintigh, Miss Doris R.-Box 295-------------------Balboa Heights
Neville, Mr. and Mrs. E. H., Jr.-Box 487---------------- Balboa Heights
Ocheltree, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford B.-Box 153---------------------Gamboa
Spivey Mr. and Mrs. John B.-Box 1881------------- ...---- --. Cristobal
O'Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. -Box 1687------------------ .. ---- Balboa
Rushing, Mrs. Helen L.-Box 173---------------------- ------ ----Gatun
*Savold, Mr. and Mrs. Otto L.-Box 5015--------------------- ---- --Balboa
Schofield, Mr. and Mrs. James R.-Box 192------------------------.Gatun
Shore, Mr. and Mrs. Albert A.-Box 51-------------------------...----Gatun
Yerkes, Mr. and Mrs. David A.-Box 143----------- ------- Balboa Heights
Seller, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J.-Box 1473-..-------------------------Balboa
*Sullivan, Mrs. S. Harry-Box 494------------------------ ------ Balboa
Taber, Capt. and Mrs. J. A.-Box 222-------------------- Margarita
*Strauss, Mrs. John-c/o Gen. G. S. Mickle
Route 2, Box 27----------- ------------------------ Fairhope
Johnson, Mrs. Lawrence-2549 East 4th Street .---------------- --- Tucson
Smedley, Mr. and Mrs. L.-314 W. Pennsylvania Drive-------------- Tucson
Livingston, Rev. and Mrs. William-1119 Thayer Street---------Little Rock
*Neville, Mrs. Phebe Glatt-c/o Mrs. J. E. Sumner------------Junction City
Brubaker, Mr. Russell H.-
1462 Merion Way Building 30, Apartment G----------------- Seal Beach
*Clay, Dr. and Mrs. C. C.-2444 Golden Avenue-----------------Long Beach 6
Ellison, Miss Doris-4503 Rodeo Lane---------------------- Los Angeles 16
French, Mr. and Mrs. Merwin A.-607 West Hill Street------...Long Beach 6
*Hopkins, Mrs. Mary Lou-104 East Whittier Avenue----------------- Tracy
Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. James B.-76 Llewellyn Avenue-------_------Campbell
Leach, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy-1514 Mr. Everest Court--------------San Jose 27
*Lupfer, Mr. and Mrs. C. M.-92 North Lima St.-Apartment F-__Sierra Madre
Ress, Mrs. Joseph-2045 Valle Vista...----------------- National City
*Seavey, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.-Box 756-------------- San Juan Capistrano
*Sieler, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J.-
(after 5/1/63) 1124 Madera Court c/o Mirabella--------------Seaside
*Smithies, Capt. and Mrs. Howard L.-
1441 Monterey Road 61-C Leisure World------------------Seal Beach
*Stapf, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F.-3941 Park Drive-----------------_.Carlsbad
Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.-2837 76th Avenue------------- Oakland 5
*Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. P. S.-55 Millside Lane-------------- Mill Valley
Rennie, Capt. and Mrs. Robert G.-Town Farm Road--------_-- New Milford
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
*Robinson, Mrs. Nina P.-2711 Terrace Road, S.E.-------------Washington 20
Allen, Mr. and Mrs. William-799 Terrace Road------------------..Dunedin
*Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. C. M.-7698 131st Street North--....Largo (Winter)
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley J.-8100 Ridge Road.---------.- Largo
*Blanshaft, Mrs. Juanita L.-511 North Maitland Avenue--- -------.Maitland
*Boyer, Mrs. Clara L.-2148 5th Avenue North------------- St. Petersburg 13
*Brewerton, Mrs. Ridgely-212 West 16th Street----------------- Sanford
Briggs, Mr. G. S.-510 3rd Street North-------------.. --.St. Petersburg 1
*Burgoon, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.-2934 Eagle Way--------_------ Sarasota
*Cantway, Mrs. Dorothy Browning-Lot 942, Crosswinds Trailer Park
4125 Park Street North----------... --------------------.St. Petersburg 9
*Collinge, Mr. and Mrs. Roger W.-2724 66th Terrace So.--..St. Petersburg 12
*Cranfield, Mr. and Mrs. Harry F.-Route 1, Box 508 -------- Englewood
*Critchlow, Mr. and Mrs. H. T.-Hotel Dixie Grand (Winter) ----- Bradenton
Cullen, Mr. and Mrs. James J.-24 North Highland Avenue .------Clearwater
*Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M.-4800 N.W. 10th Ave.....Fort Lauderdale
*Fraser, Mrs. Marie Kleefkens-3017 East Waterr Avenue---------.....Tam pa 4
*Glancy, Mr. and Mrs. John T.-Box 11031, Coral Ridgj Station. Fort Laudilrdale
Holcomb, Mr. and Mrs. James J.-205 N.W. 64th Str .......--------.... ami 50
*Howe, Mr. and Mrs. David P.-1161 Falcon Avnni-.....-------- iam Sprins 66
Hull, Dr. Ben L.-3786 Bella Vista Drive W t. ..--------St. Peter-burg Rach 6
Kleasner, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.-2900 Pinellas Porit D-rive So.-.St. Petersbure 12
Kueter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe H.-775 Lakeside Driv \-....------ ...-----.-Dun-din
*Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A.-27 Ellen Driv,-__.....-----. ....... Wnter Park
*Lillie, Capt. and Mrs. Charles D.-1055 Charl!, Sir.--t-------------- tClearwater
*McCloskey, Mrs. Mae-1828 20th Avenue North... .......-St. Peterb-urg 13
Misenheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Roy J.-Box 811-. ..---------------------Dunellon
*Mornhinweg, Mrs. Coreene M.-980- 62nd A\(nui,- outh-....St. Petert.urg 5
*McNeff, Mrs. Marie -
Box 125, Bayside Trailer Gardens Gulf to lBay Bl- ...--------Clearwater
*Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. S. R.-5802 36th Avenue South ------------- Tampa 5
Mitchell, Col. and Mrs. Hugh M. (Ret.)-Rutland Court ----------Cape Coral
*Neilsen, Mrs. Ruth-1728 E. S. Lambright Slre..- -------.----.----Tampa 10
*Ostrom, Mr. and Mrs. Charl, I.-Bx 321----------------------. -----Lantana
*Palmore, Mr. John S.-P. 0 Box 5136---....--..........-----Sun City Center
*Patchett, Mr. S. C.-Box 11...............------------------........Miami 52
Reece, Mr. and Mrs. Roy--2.5- 66th T-rrnea, Soutli -..-..- S. Po.I'tersbura 12
Reese, Mrs. Catherine L-l010 Shar.ir Avenue--------- .........Opa-Locka
*Rohrback, Mr. and Mrs. William-
1143 North Lake Sybella Drive P. O. Box 841-------------... Maitland
,Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. H. Doyle--5316 30th Avenue North-..-St. Petersburg 10
*Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.-616 S.W. 3rd Street---------------... Boca Raton
*Stahler, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.-201 Elizabeth Street---------------..Melbourne
*Stewart, Mrs Agnes Marie-1728 E. S. Lambright Street--------... Tampa 10
*Tatelman, Judge and Mrs. E. I. P.-
451- 33rd Street No. Apartment ------S------- t. Petersburg 13
Viet, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T.-2281 41st Street North-------St. Petersburg 13
*Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Dow-1948 20th Avenue North------St. Petersburg 13
Weltmer, Mrs. Horace-112 West Lake Drive-----------... Altamonte Springs
*Wilkerson. Dr. and Mrs. John M.-
1885 Shore Drive South Apartment 222---------S....... t. Petersburg 7
Wright, Mrs. Theresa Goulet-314 North Park Avenue-------W... inter Park
.'Rouse, Mrs. Mary C.-804-2nd Street---------------------- Grundy Center
'Dailey, Mrs. Elmer-314 Houma Boulevard -----------.--------- Metairie
'Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G.-All Mail: Route 2 (Summer) ..---- Alfred
7 Champion Road (Winter)-Cape Elizabeth
4Sartor, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H.-Box 517------------------- St. Michaels
*Aubert, Mr. and Mrs. Paul W.-Mounted 9-3 Rhode Island Road --.Lakeville
*McConaghy, Mr. Ben-11 Chestnut Street---..--------------. Melrose 76
Rabiteau, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.-Star Route-------------.-----------. Alpena
*Coyle, Mrs. Frank B., Sr.-5200- 17th Avenue South
c/o Francis B. Coyle-------------- Minneapolis 17
*Armstrong, Mrs. R. D.-1335-A South Waterford Drive----------. Florissant
Farley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P., Jr.-1460 Nashua Drive--------- Florissant
*Keating, Mr. and Mrs. Myles J.-Box 901---------------------Boulder City 7
*Cann, Mr. and Mrs. E. H,-23 Walnut Terrace------------------. Bloomfield
Drake, Mr Henry E.-5125 6th Street, Picataway Township-.New Brunswick
*Laterman, Mr. John C.-96 Avenue "A" ---------------_-------Bayonne
*Lutz, Mrs. Joseph G.-25 Chestnut Terrace-------------------..Collingswood
Calloway, Capt. Vern D, J, USAC-Hdqs. 4082nd C.S.G. (BJA)
A.P.O. 677 --------- ---- -New York
*Eldridge, Mrs. Katherine-903 Academy Street-- -------------- Watertown
Neilsen, Capt. Miles A.-260 Split Rock Road, Box 365-----------...-Syosset
Rogers, Lt. Col. and Mrs. D. K.-Box 1071 A.P.O. 283 ----------New York
Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. James G. F.-
32 Lantern Lane Hicksville------------------------__Long Island
Van Siclen, Miss Cornelia-25 Tudor City Place--------------- New York 17
*Van Siclen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred-82 Barbara Lane, Levittown----- Long Island
Wickham, Miss Francis A.-103 Linden Avenue.---. ------- Middletown
*Allred, Mrs. J. B.-Route 2, Box 97-..--------.-----.---- __--------Slier City
Hawthorne, Mrs. Nannie H.-P. O. Box 1565 E. C. C.-------------.Greenville
*Sill, Mrs. Fred-411 Buncombe Street, Apartment D .-----.--- Hendersonville
Bientz, Mrs. Jean-R. R. Number 1---..-.. --... ---. -.... _-----Wilshire
*Denson, Mr. and Mrs. James G.-1412 Harlow Road-----------.. Columbus 27
*McIlhenny, Mr. and Mrs. I. F.-West Hill Drive----------------Gates Mills
*Thompson, Mrs. Lillian E.-33 East Great Miami Blvd.------------ Dayton 5
*Williams, Mrs. Lewis E.-323 Second Street, S.E.----------------- Carollton
Casserly, Mrs. T. L. (Teresa)-1459 Swantek Street-------------- Pittsburg
Green, Mr. and Mrs. Harold B.-233 Cherry Street-------------- Sharon Hill
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. John-544 Lucia Road-----------------. Pittsburgh 21
Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Donald-Box 23 -----------------------------Presho
*Arrieta, Mr. and Mrs. Philip-304 Gillmore Avenue---------- San Antonio 26
Bouche, Mr. Georges--3458 Goldendale Drive--------------_-----..Dallas 34
*Holmelin, Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf W.-Route 1, Box 133A--------------_Crosby
Mangham, Mrs. Earl B.-Route 1--------------- ---------Carthage
Miller, Major and Mrs. Grover C.-1722 Raynolds Street---.------.El Paso.
Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Ray W.--5 So. 9th---------------East Spanish Fork
Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J.-R. R. Number 3 (Forestdale) ---------Brandon
*Eaton, Mrs. Thomas W.-406 Dinwoodie Street----------------..Portsmouth
*Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F.-1500 North Rhodes Street
(former Gayle Haseman) Apartment 5---------------- Arlington 9
Hatchett, Lt. J.G. and Mrs. W. J.-PAMI 13 Naval District---------.. Seattle
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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 the balance of the year provided the
following year's dues are paid in advance at the same time.
Please fill in the application and send your dues to the,;
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
POST OFFICE Box 11566,
ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
BY-LAWS OF THE CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE IV DUES 1963 only.
1. The dues of the Society shall be three dollars ($3.00) a year by cal-
endar years, and shall entitle members in good standing to receive
the Canal Record and Year Book when issued.
2. Dues shall be considered payable in January of each calendar year,
and will be considered delinquent on February 1st in any calendar
year. New members will be accepted after July 1st in any year for
$1.50 in dues for the balance of that particular calendar year pro-
vided the following year's dues are paid in advance at the same time.
Application THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
for Membership Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
Name---.--------------------------------- -- --- ---
Name (Wife) ----------------------------------------
Street------ ---------------------- -Box----------
City--------------------------------- Zone-- State ..--------.
Division Employed -----------------------------..--.--
Recommended By .---------------------------------------
Approved By------------------------------------ Date ---------
Amount enclosed $-------- ----------- Check...--- M.O....--- Cash---..
Dues $4.00 per year, effective Jan. 1964. Add 45c to checks on Canal Zone banks
Dues THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
Payment Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
Street----------- -----------------------Box -----......
City----- ------------------ -Zone---- State-------......
Dues for: 1962--.-----; 1968--------; 1964--------; 1965-------. ; 1966----....
Amount enclosed: $------....... ----------- Check------ M.O.----- Cash---...
Street------------------------ -----------Box---- --
City---------- ------------- ----- --- Zone--- State-------
Recorded: Date---------------------------- Card No.---- ---------
Please add: 45c on checks drawn on Canal Zone Banks.
DUES $3.00 per year. January 1.to December 31 following.
IF YOU ARE A FLORIDIAN .
JOIN THE BLOOD BANK NOW!
Application P. C. RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF FLORIDA
for Membership BLOOD BANK FUND
Residents of Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
Address-------------------- --------- -----Box-----------.........
City-------------------------------- --------------- -Zone----
Amount Enclosed $------------- (Check) ----- (M.O.)_.... (Cash)-.....
Approved by------------------------------- Guard date... ..------
DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children $1.00 per year.
P. C. RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF FLORIDA
Dues BLOOD BANK FUND
Payment Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
Street---------------------------------- --- Box--------
City -------------------------------------Zone State----... --.....
Dues for: 1962-------; 1963-------; 1964-------; 1965------. ; 1966----...
Amount Enclosed $--------------- (Check)..--. (M.O.)---.. (Cash)--....
Street--- ------- ----------------------Box------------
City --....-- --- -------------- Zone-.. State-----.--..--..
DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children $1.00 per year.
Front Row--Larry Baker, Eugene Kleasner; Back Row--Walter Lindsay,
Barney Barlow, Madge Kleasner, Jessie Lindsay, Geneva Stockham,
Ida Barlow, Vivian Corn.
Ex-- Pedro Miguelites
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Willumson, Mr. and Mrs. J.W.B. Hall,
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kelley, Daughter Miss Margery Kelley
Panama Canal Society of Florida
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida
U. S. Posteg
St. Peterburg. Fa.
Pfrit 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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