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Canal record
Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
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v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Place of Publication:
St. Petersburg, Fla
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five issues yearly
completely irregular


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Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 4 (Nov. 1976); title from cover.

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University of Florida
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JUNE 1963

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Home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Coakeley, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lord, St. Petersburg, Florida


Johnny Johnson, Harold Bevington, and Jerry Prager,
at the Johnson's home in Rock Stream, N. Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Stonewall J. Bull, Houston, Texas

Mr. and Mrs. D. P. White of La Mesa, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. J. Eckert
of Wilcox, Pa. taken in Phoenix, Ariz.


Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Melanson, Miami Shores, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams, Balboa, C. Z.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rohrback, Maitland, Fla., during the reunion in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoffner,
Deland, Florida

Mr. Gustav Peterson and Mr. Francis Hargy, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Official photographers at the reunion.

The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
W. Dewey Goodwin J. F. Warner
President Founder
Ernest M. Kieswetter Executive Committee
Vice-President SS 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 Lockridge J. Andrew Fraser
Record Editor Z. K. Esler
W. J. Dorgan
Martin Nickel Albert McKeown
Chaplain Sergeant-at-Arms


We are still waiting on the Congress to pass the supplemental appro-
priation bill which will allow the Civil Service Commission to increase
our pay by 5%.

Hearings have been held on the President's Tax Reform Bill, but
nothing positive to report.

NARCE is conducting a membership drive, if you do not belong
to this organization now is the time for you to consider joining. Write
to NARCE, 1143 22nd Street, N.W., Washington 7, D.C.

Legislative Reporter

When this picture was taken the widening of Gaillard Cut from 300 to 500
feet continues with work scheduled to start soon on the lost half of the Cut, be-
tween Empire Reach and Gamboa.
The Dredging Division is handling the excavation of the spoil from 95
feet above sea level to the bottom of the channel, while the dry excavation is
under contract.
All of the Cut from Pedro Miguel Locks north into Empire Reach has been
widened to 500 feet.


Mrs. Geraldine W. Allen-Supply Division-20 years, 7 months, 25 days.
William B. Allen-Community Services Div.-34 yrs., 7 mo., 25 days.
Robert L. Blaney-Terminals Division-34 years, 8 months, 4 days.
Leland Brooks-Navigation Division-21 years, 5 months, 22 days.
James B. Crane-Navigation Division-14 years, 2 months, 21 days.
Abraham Daisey-Navigation Division-31 years, 8 months, 9 days.
Clair E. Ewing-Terminals Division-37 years, 4 months, 12 days.
Edward H. Halsell-Locks Division-34 years, 5 months, 20 days.
Miss Dorothy K. Henry-Schools Division-27 years, 4 months, 12 days.
P. Alton White-Chief, Dredging Division-38 years, 4 months.
Henry J. Clancy-Electrical Division-22 years, 1 month, 19 days.
Ralph L. Hanners-Community Services Div.-20 yrs., 10 mo., 26 days.
Landon H. Gunn-Dredging Division-31 years, 10 months, 10 days.
Clarence B. McIlvaine-Railroad Division-32 years, 8 months, 19 days.
William Hyatt-Motor Trans. Division-31 years, 10 months, 15 days.
Jacques K. Lally-Postal Division-20 years, 4 months, 13 days.
Leslie R. Loga-Navigation Division-14 years, 11 months, 26 days.
Robert B. Sager-Engineering Division-23 years, 10 months.
George H. Sanford- Printing Plant-22 years, 26 days.
Harry C. Seaman-Supply Division-22 years, 10 months, 10 days.
Hugh B. Smith-Locks Division-13 years, 1 month, 14 days.
Elmer B. Stevens-Engineering Division-26 years, 4 days.
Albert J. Turner-Industrial Division-23 years, 5 months, 28 days.
Miss Ella A. Partons-Gorgas Hospital-8 years, 5 months, 4 days.
Miss Helen M. Tierman-Gorgas Hospital- 32 years, 8 months.


Mrs. Harry Lewis of St. Petersburg, has had surgery and is doing
Mr. Gus Matheney of St. Petersburg returned recently from the Canal
Zone where he had cataracts removed from one eye. He was accompanied
to Miami by his son, Dr. Bob Matheney.
Mr. L. H. Loring, St. Petersburg, recently had surgery.
Mrs. Henry Falk, St. Petersburg, was in a serious auto accident in

which she received a broken hip, chipped bones and was badly bruised.
After a long seige in the hospital she is now recovering at home.
Mrs. Jack Rand, St. Petersburg, recently had surgery and now is at
Mrs. John A. Mennell, St. Petersburg, Fla., has been in the hospital
with a cracked pelvis caused by a fall.
Mr. J. F. Bashner, St. Petersburg, is recovering after surgery.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Korsan of Milwaukee, Wisc., are recuperating at
their home. He has had surgery and she broke her arm.
Mr. Edward M. Fetchtig, 1905 employee who is 92 years old, is in
a convelescent home in Hagerstown, Md. to recuperate.
Mrs. Ramon Otto of St. Petersburg had cataracts removed recently
at St. Anthony's Hospital and is doing nicely.
Mr. David Smith of St. Petersburg has been in St. Anthony's Hospital.



Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Yost of Balboa announce the engagement
of their daughter Frances, to John F. Hern Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John
F. Hern of Ancon.

Mrs. Rochelle Head of Balboa announces the engagement of her
daughter, Miss Ouida Rochelle Head to Mr. Lee Warren Johnson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lee Johnson of New Orleans, La.

Captain and Mrs. James P. Johnson of France Field announce the
engagement of their daughter, Martha Ann, to Mr. John F. Stephenson of

Mr. and Mrs. Theo F. Hotz of Diablo announce the engagement of
their daughter, Judith Carol, to Mr. Lars Holman Hydle, of Glendale, Calif.
Mr. Hydle is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Lars Hydle of Glendale.

Mr. Stuart Wallace of Balboa announces the engagement of his daugh-
ters, Kathleen Elizabeth to Pfc. Richard M. Gadbois, U.S.M.C. of Little-
ton, New Hampshire; and Sandra Elaine to John Garrett Riley who is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riley of Diablo, Canal Zone.

Mr. Gadbois is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Gadbois of Littleton,
New Hampshire.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Penman of 635 South Broadway, Tarreytown,
New York, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy, to James
Dennis Forbes of Burlingame, California, son of Mr. ad Mrs. Raymond
E. Forbes, former residents of the Canal Zone.

Miss Dorothy Jane Frost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Frost
of Coco Solo, became the bride of Mr. Donald Louis Humphrey, son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Humphrey, January 21 at the Margarita Union

Miss Elizabeth Jane Kirgis and 1st Lieutenant James J. Richardson
were married on January 5 in St. Agnes Church, Chicago Heights, Ill.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Kirgis. The
bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Richardson of Castle
Hayne, North Carolina, former Gamboa residents.
The bride has recently been working in Europe for the Department
of the Army in Special Services.
Lt. Richardson is now serving with the armed forces in Germany
where the couple will reside until he completes his tour of duty.

Mrs. Betty Whaler and Mr. Howard Treadwell were married January
30th in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan W. Ashton of Balboa, Canal Zone, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Elaine, to Mr. John Young Wag-
ner. Mr. Wagner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest D. Wagner of Curundu
Heights, Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Sparks of Los Rios announce the marriage of
their daughter, Diane to Mr. John Gough II, on February 8th.
John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gough of Balboa.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Harrison, of Balboa, Canal Zone, announce
the engagement of their daughter Christine Anne, to Michael Milton Par-
rish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Parrish of Madison, Fla., and formerly
of Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brugman of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, have an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter Arlyne Cecelia to Ralph Reccia,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reccia of Seal Beach, California, former
residents of the Canal Zone.

Mrs. Catherine Taylor Schafer of La Cresta, Panama, announces the
engagement of her daughter, Layne Woodall, to Thomas Garey Ashton,
son of Mrs. Grace Belden, of Los Rios, Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Kerner E. Frauenheim of Balboa, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Lois Marie, to Cadet Albert D. Jones, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Donald R. Jones of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Van Dyke of Balboa announce the engagement
of their daughter Rachel E. to Mr. Charles H. Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles H. Burke of Arlington, Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee B. Hunnicutt of Los Rios announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their daughter Ellen R. Hunnicutt to Mr.
Jerome F. Steiner, Jr. of Balboa.
Miss Margaret Rose Ridge, daughter of Mr. John E. Ridge, Sr. and
the late Mrs. Ridge of Trenton, New Jersey and the Canal Zone, and Mr.
William Thompson Coffey, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomp-
son Coffey, Sr., of Miami, Fla., former residents of the Canal Zone, were
married on February 23 at a Nuptial Mass at Holy Family Church in Mar-
garita, Canal Zone.
Mrs. Coffey is on the staff of Coco Solo Hospital. Mr. Coffey is a
member of the Canal Zone Police Division in Cristobal.
Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Hughes of Sarasota, Florida announce
the marriage of their daughter Sandra Elaine to Mr. Bruce Russell Claflin,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Russell Claflin of Cocoa Beach, Florida, on
the 18th of January, 1963 at the Community Church of Coco Beach,
Miss Jaquelene Baud of Cheltenham, England, daughter of Mrs.
Thomas Sreaves,, and 7/St. Charles J. Cole, son of Mrs. Eva Cole of St.
Petersburg, Florida were married at Dow Air Force Base, Bangor, Maine
on February 23 1963. 7/St. Cole is with the Medical Corps.
Mrs. Docia M. Hodges and Mr. Quinn Smith, were married March
24, 1963 in the First Methodist Church of Monrovia, California. They
now make their home in Medford, Oregon.

Betrothed is Miss Nola Reed of Clarksburg, Virginia to Private First
Class Roger W. Griffith, Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona. Miss Reed is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Reed. Her fiance is the son of Major and
Mrs. Rodger W. Griffith, Sr., former Canal Zone residents, now living in
Phoenix, Arizona.

Miss Sharon Lee Theresa Booth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
R. A. Booth of Diablo Heights, and Mr. Douglas Clinton Schmidt, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Schmidt of Ancon exchanged wedding vows April 6,
at the Fort Amador Catholic Chapel.
Both the bride and bridegroom are graduates of Balboa High School
and the Canal Zone Junior College. Mr. Schmidt is employed by the Pan-
ama Canal Co. and the newlyweds will make their home in Corozal-

Mrs. Alice E. Alexaitis, of Tampa, Florida, has announced the engage-
ment of her daughter Lucy, to Mr. Eric Joseph Ralle, the son of Mrs.
Charlotte Ralle, of Tampa, Fla. and the late John William Ralle. The
bride elect is the daughter of the late Dr. F. L. Alexaitis.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Davis of the Panama Canal Zone have an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Betty Cathrine, to John Rinaldo
Cappa. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo A. Cappa, 550 72nd Ave.,
St. Petersburg Beach.


Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Meyers (Joan Ladd) announce the birth of a
daughter Barbara Christine, February 17, 1963. Maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ladd of Trenton, N.J.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bullock (Nancy Ladd) announce the birth of a
son March 14, 1963. They have a daughter, Teresa Anne. Maternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ladd of Trenton, N.J.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fitzgerald of Keyser, W. Va., announce the
birth of their first daughter, Mabelle Kathleen on January 29.
Mrs. Fitzgerald is the former Mickey Walker, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Walker of Cocoli.

Mr. and Mrs. Val Kechin of Santa Monica, Calif. announce the birth
of a son, Yale Alexander Kechin.
Grandparents are Mr. Alexander Kechin and the late Mrs. Kechin of
Los Angeles, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Donohue of Margarita.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Keith Kulig announce the birth of a son,
Raymond Gordon Kulig, August 27, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs. Kulig is the former Miss Mary Nell Lee, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence A. Greene of Margarita, C.Z. Mr. Kulig is the son of Mrs.
Joyce Kulig of Colon, R.P. and Commander Raymond Kulig, U.S.N.
Lieut. and Mrs. Charles F. Clark announce birth of a son, Charles
Kevin Clark in Campbell, Ky., January 2, 1963.
The mother is the former Huey C. Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence A. Greene of Margarita, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rienks, formerly of the Canal Zone and now
of East Lansing, Michigan, announce the birth of a baby girl, Catgina.
Mrs. Rienks is the daughter of Mrs. Janice G. Scott of Balboa and
Edward Scott of Panama City. and the granddaughter of Jessie Grimison.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wertz: their 5th child and 4th daughter,
Gale Robin, in January. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Ella Wertz of
New Orleans, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bissell of Rome, N.Y. announce the birth of a
son, Allen Randle on January 12, 1963. Paternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Nolan Bissell of Balboa, C.Z. who were there to welcome the
new arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. James R. (Tim) Hotz announce the birth of their first
child, a son, Anthony Ted Hotz, on March 9 at Richmond, Va. Mrs. Hotz
is the former Helen Jane Nita.
Grandparents on the Isthmus are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Nita, of
Balboa, and Mr. and Mrs. Theo F. Hotz, of Diablo.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Corrigan of Boise, Idaho, announce the birth of
a son, Casey Allen, on March 12. Mrs. Corrigan is the former Wendy
Jeanne Cotton.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Corrigan, Jr.,
of Margarita and the maternal grandparents Mrs. Wendall G. Cotton and
the late Mr. Cotton of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cicero, Jr., of Corozal announce the birth of a son
March 26, at Gorgas Hospital. The baby will be named Mark Brian.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cicero of Balboa and Col. and
Mrs. James C. Starr of New Mexico.

Mr. and Mrs. David McIlhenny of Pacific Grove, California announce
the birth of their first child, a son, on March 3. The baby has been named
Scott David. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. I. F. McIlhenny
of Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. and Mrs. Omar L. Franklin announce the arrival and adoption
of their second daughter, Lori Ann, on Feb.27. She was born on Feb. 17.
Mrs. Franklin is the former Ann Newhard.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Priest of Lewisberry, Pa. announce the birth of
their first child, a daughter, Dani Jo born March 22. Mrs. Priest is the
former Loa Rager of Balboa. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Rager of Balboa.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Coffey of Margarita, C.Z., a third child,
first daughter, Patricia Karen. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
J. Ward. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Coffey of Bal-
boa, C.Z. Paternal great grandmother is Mrs. Marie G. Coffey of St.
Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Fulton of Glendale, Calif. announce the
birth of their second child, a daughter, Celeste Loraine on the 28th of
February, 1963. Mrs. Fulton is the former Celeste Powell of the Canal
Zone, and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Powell of
Diablo Heights, C.Z.


Mrs. William Hubbard Clark of Charlotte, North Carolina, spent a
week with her mother, Mrs. C. S. McCormack of Ancon. Mrs. Clark is
the former Sue Sartain.
John H. Albritton has been named Assistant to the General Manager
of KLM in Panama. Albritton was educated in the Canal Zone Junior
College and is a resident of Panama. In March he was sent by the com-
pany to attend a course for Sales Manager in La Haya. He has been with
KLM since 1959. Albritton who is 29 years old is married to the former
Aura Carbone and they have two children.

The president of Refineria Panama, S.A., H. Dunbar, has announced
the appointment of Henry L. Donovan as his executive assistant. Prior to
his promotion, Donovan occupied the position of assistant to the president.
Malcolm Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Wheeler of Los Rios,
has been named to the Dean's List at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology, Cambridge, Mass. He is a first year student majoring in astro-
nautical and aeronautical engineering. He has recently been made treas-
urer of "Tech", the college publication.

Frederick Samuel Roe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Roe Jr.,
Balboa, has won the coveted position as a 1963-64 Summerall Guard at
The Citadel Military College, one of the top military colleges in the United
States. Roe was recently chosen as one of 51 regulars and 10 alternates
to become a member of the Bond Volunteer who, in turn, graduate to the
Summerall Guards during ceremonies on Corps Day.

Clarence B. McIlvaine of Diablo Heights, last of the Old Timers in
the Panama Canal Railroad Division, made his last run as a Panama
Railroad conductor recently, but it was far from routine.
Conductor McIlvaine hopped the train, as usual, at the Balboa Heights
Station and there was Canal Zone Governor Robert J. Fleming, Jr.,
hand outstretched to wish him well in his retirement. The Canal Zone
Governor's visit to the Balboa Station was a complete surprise to the vet-
eran conductor, who is retiring.
Axton T. Jones, Director of the Transportation and Terminals Bur-
eau, and Donald R. Brayton, Manager of the Railroad Division, were at
Colon Station, prior to departure of the 11:50 train, for a brief goodbye
and Godspeed ceremony to Mr. McIlvaine.
The trip was completed at Ancon Station, where a committee of mem-
bers of the Order of Railway Conductors awaited their retiring member.

Bob Brandon, former member of an American Legion championship
baseball team in the Zone, who left the summer of 1960, has signed a con-
tract with the Minnesota Twins and been assigned to the Erie, Pa., club
in the New York-Pennsylvania League.
Brandon, who will be 19 next month, was graduated from Brandon,
Florida, High School last June. He reported to the Twin's farm camp in
Ferandina Beach in April.
He was an All-Tampa Bay Conference shortstop while at Brandon
High. Bob is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brandon of Brandon.
Llewellyn Zent II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Zent of Curundu
Heights and a graduate of Balboa High School, earned high scholastic
and military training honors during his first semester at the United States
Air Force Academy, in which he is a Cadet in the class of '66.
Young Zent made the Dean's List and the Commandant's List for the
semester, thus earning a place on the Superintendent's List.

Julian S. Hearne, assistant chief, Dredging Division, has been pro-
moted to the position of Dredging Division Chief to succeed P. Alton
White, who retired from Panama Canal Service. Hearne, who has nearly

33 years of Panama Canal service, has been with the Dredging Division
the major portion of that time.
Judge Edward I. P. Tatelman of St. Petersburg, Fla., who compiled
the book "Canal Zone Postage Stamps", has been awarded the Eugene
Klein Award of the American Philatelic Congress, Inc., after the book
was judged the most outstanding piece of philatelic research during 1961.
Judge Tatelman said the award includes an eight-inch, engraved ster-
ling silver bowl.

Walter G. Brown, scale and oil meter inspector for the Panama Canal
organization, returned recently from Toledo, Ohio, where he was sent by
the Supply Division to the Toledo Scale Training Center for a three-week
course in the operation and repair of printweight scales, to be used for
prepackaging in the cold storage plant of the Supply Division at Corozal.
Mr. Brown, who will have been with the Panama Canal organization
30 years next October, is a third generation Canal employee. Both his
grandfather and his father were Construction Day workers. His grand-
father, William F. Morrison, went to the Canal Zone in 1906 and shortly
afterward his father came to join him. The two worked at Empire and
He is married and has one son, Walter, Jr., an aerial space engineer-
ing student at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
George Frederick Hudson, Jr., 14-year-old son of Capt. and Mrs.
George F. Hudson of Balboa, has qualified in all the rifle scores required
by the United States National Rifle Association to receive the diploma
and medals of Distinguished Expert.
He is a member of the Junior Rifle Club of Balboa and only started
shooting about 11 months ago.
Young George Frederick is a rifle pupil of Duncan Laird, Jr. He is
a pupil in the Diablo Heights Junior High School.

Back in 1913, Jesse T. Smith planted some flowers at Pedro Miguel
so that they'd read "1914" when they came up. Some people wondered
about him. Most of them accepted 1915 as the expected completion year
for the Canal. But Mr. Smith was convinced it would be 1914. Time
proved him and the flowers right.
A former district quartermaster of the Panama Canal at Pedro Miguel
and at Gatun 1908-15, he went back to the Isthmus for his fifth return
visit. His wife, Marguerite, whom he met there, was on the second ship
to go through Gatun Locks in 1914 when the Canal officially opened.
The Smiths stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morgan.

Mrs. Frank T. Clark of Wabash, Indiana and her brother-in-law
were recent visitors in St. Petersburg.

A former Canal employee is working closely these days with the U.S.
effort to send a rocket to the moon.
He is William R. Rounsaville, former Administrative Assistant in the
Office of the Executive Secretary, and now Chief of the Security and Class-
ification Branch of the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office, a Joint AEC and
NASA Agency which is in charge of the nuclear rocket development sta-
tion near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Anthony (Tony) P. Mann of the Panama Canal Engineering Divi-
sion, who recently left the Isthmus for California, had an entry in the 6th
International Underwater Film Festival held in Santa Monica, Calif.
Tony Mann's film is titled "The Divided Sea" and is an underwater
film, based on the theory that the Isthmus rose out of the waters and
divided the seas.

Miss Diane Shore of Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Fla., visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Shore of Gatun.

Colonel David S. Parker, who served as Military Assistant to the
Governor of the Canal Zone from 1952 to 1954, has been assigned to suc-
ceed Col. Walter F. Leber as Lieutenant Governor of the Canal Zone and
Vice President of the Panama Canal, it has been announced at Balboa
John D. Hayes, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Hayes of Margarita,
has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army.
At present he is stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with the 67th
Medical Group.

The Master Key to the Locks and certificate making him Honorary
Lock Master was presented by Governor Robert J. Fleming Jr. to Capt.
Edward H. Halsall, Chief of the Panama Canal Locks Security Force.

Thomas F. Gibson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Gibson of
Margarita, presented a paper entitled "Application of the Matched Conic
Model in the Study of circumlunar trajectories" at the 17th Annual Meet-
ing and Space Flight Exposition of the American Rocket Society. The
meeting was held at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, Calif.
Gibson, a Cristobal High School graduate, graduated from Georgia
Tech on June 13, 1959, with a B.S. degree in physics.

In 1962 he was transferred with the astronaut TASK group to their
new Manned Space Center in Houston, Texas, and is presently attending
Rice University.
He is married to the former Linda Erickson, also a Cristobal High
A posthumous presidential citation for "selfless devotion and conse-
cration to the welfare of mankind" has been awarded by President Ken-
nedy to Col. Daniel Lee Wright, U.S. Army, Ret., former Panama Canal
engineer, who died in Virginia in November.
Colonel Wright was a member of the first Army Engineer contingent
sent to Panama to build the Panama Canal and later remained in the
Canal Zone as the Canal's Municipal Engineer.
Mrs. E. H. Davidson, 1445 Ogden St. N. W., Washington, D.C. writes
that she is the missing Emily Kyte, who was the first American teacher on
the Zone. She opened the first school in the Corozal Hotel, Jan. 1906 and
was the first teacher to receive the Roosevelt Medal. For 53 years she has
been married to Edward H. Davidson who was a railroad engineer on the
Zone, in Washington a member of the ICC and now retired.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tolbert, (Gayle Haseman) Washington, D.C.,
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Haseman in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orr and two sons of New York City were guests
in the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Orr of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bentz of Asheville, N.C. were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Fraser in St. Petersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay of St. Petersburg, Florida had as guests
her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Mac McCabe of Spokane, Wash.
Mr. James Forbes of Mountain View, Calif., was also a guest of the

Mr. Chas. Van Steenberg of Chicago, Ill. enjoyed his annual fishing
and camping trip to Homossasso Springs, Florida.

(.Excerpt fram "Interesting if True" by Ted Scott Ed.)
S"Everybody knows R. C. (Bob) Worsley, steamship agent, ship
broker and ship chandler, who worked for 'the Panama Canal in the con-
struction days, has lived here most'of his adult life, and is one of the most
respected U.S. citizens. on the.Isthmus.
"Writing of the l]91-191 pelriod, Bob says, in a niot to me: "At that

time I lived in Culebra and our hiking companions usually were engineers
and others from the office. I can recall several of them-George Algernon
Brown, McCann, Eberly, Larzelere and others.
"There were many nice foot trails all through the Canal Zone, some
leading to small groups of houses, and we often went as far as Alajuela,
Frijoles Falls, often crossing the Cruces Trail. The trip to the rubber
plantation was much longer, at that time. We had to go to Culebra, to
Empire, cross the suspension bridge, and then walk quite a distance out
from the Canal to what was known as 'The Farm,' which was operated
by some English people. ."
"In those days, the Canal employee worked eight hours a day, six
days a week, and they really had to produce, or step aside and make
room for a better man.
"Many of us devoted most of our Sundays and holidays to walking
to interesting places, sometimes in groups and sometimes alone. We never
carried food or water, depending on securing a few oranges or find-
ing some good water. It was not unusual to walk eight or ten miles to eat
supper and return; and on several occasions we walked from Culebra to
Chorrera by trail after office closing time at 5:00 p.m. on a moonlight
Saturday night; and then walking back the next day. The distance was
said to be about 22 miles each way. Naturally many of us became pretty
good walkers, and could cover more than four miles per hour with ease.
Bob is almost 73 years of age, but I would lay a shade of odds that
even today, he could walk from Balboa to Cristobal and not skip a heart

A picture of the steam locomotive operating in Western Town, Six-
Gun Territory, Silver Springs, Fla. appeared recently in a Washington,Pa.
paper. Washington Mould, Machine and Foundry played a part in the
restoration of the historic steam engine railroad. Mr. J. Z. Bromley of
Washington, Pa., who worked in the Locomotive Repair Shops in Gorgona,
C.Z. for 6 years and is now working for the above mentioned Company
was asked to machine and assemble the running gear. The Company has
completed a second locomotive and are working on the third. Mr. Bromley
has not seen the completed locomotives and asks that if any of the Old
Gorgona Gang does see it, will they please drop him a line.

(A large picture of F. R. Swanson being congratulated on his birth-
day, appeared in the Tyler Courier Times with the following. Ed.)
Mr. F. G. Swanson of Tyler, Texas celebrated his 82nd birthday by
inviting all active men over 82 who were able to get around on "their own

steam" to be his guests at a luncheon. It was the first time that Mr. Swan-
son, who is a former state representative and secretary-treasurer of the
Smith County Bar Association for many years, was the youngest in attend-
ance. The oldest was 93 years.

(A very good picture of retired Panama Canal Pilots appeared re-
cently in an Orlando paper with the following information. Ed.)
"These five old sea dogs represent approximately 135 years of service
as Panama Canal Pilots. All are now retired and with their wives attended
the first reunion since they left the Zone, at the home of Capt. and Mrs.
Frank Harrington, DeBary, Fla. In keeping with the atmosphere the hosts
had decorated their home with mementos of life in Panama. There were
ship and canal signal lights, the Panama Canal flag and the dinner course
was a Panamanian dish. Pictured were Capt. Peter Duncan, Capt. Har-
rington, DeBary; Capt. Leo Ferguson, Ormand Beach; Capt. William Van
Siclen, oldest of the group, Maitland, Fla.; and Capt. George Mead, who
spends the summers in Gloucester, Mass. and the winters in Daytona Beach
where he and his wife live on their yacht, Berriam, at the municipal Yacht

A group of former residents of Panama and the Canal Zone held a
meeting at the Arlington Moose Lodge, Arlington, Va. in early March. The
purpose being to get a memorial to the Ditch digger and his helpers erected
in Washington, D.C. The Committee (Pro Tem) consisted of William
Metivier, Tom Marine, John Millet, Jack Howell, Garland (Dudley) Dow-
ling, Jim Cole, Sonny Seixas, Jack Kromer, Walter Jones and Tom
Foley, Jr.

Barbara Comber is in Madrid, Spain studying at the University. Her
mother Mrs. Teresa Comber of Boulder, Colo. recently spent some time
there visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece, St. Petersburg, had Mr. Reece's brother,
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Reece of Terra Haute, Ind. as guests. Lt. and Mrs.
Jim Reece (Janet Stockham) from Ft. Lauderdale, also visited in the
parental Reece home.

Mrs. Rod Collinge, St. Petersburg, Florida recently flew to Houston,
Texas due to the illness of her mother, Mrs. Bessie Haldeman. Mr. Collinge
later drove to Houston to bring her home.

Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall, Mrs. Herman Burkle and Mrs. Fred
Mornhinweg of St. Petersburg spent a week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jerry

Irvin (Melinda Marshall) in Baton Rouge, La. Mrs. Burkle went on to
California to visit her son.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blaney since his retirement are owners and man-
agers of the Imperial Court in Mount Pleasant, N.C.

Mr. Jim Coakley of Grand Rapids, Mich. has received his Bachelor's
degree in Education from the University of Omaha, Neb. He is married
and has three children.

Martha and Leonard Landers of San Francisco, California were guests
of the latter's mother, Mrs. Betsy Landers of Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Dwight Ladd of Ohio is now working in Trenton, N.J. Gertrude
is busy house hunting. She writes that John is married, now Cashier of
the Dallas Morning News and is living in Carrollton, Texas; Bill is with
the Army in Germany, is married and has one child. Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Lulfs (Barbara) have 4 children and live in Northville, Mich. Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Myers (Joan) live in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Bullock (Nancy) who live in Mesquite, Texas, have 2 children.

Mr. and Mrs. George McLintock of St. Petersburg, Florida spent six
weeks with their daughters, Gloria Lord, Frances Baltozer and families
in Balboa, C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Monsanto of Iowa City, Ia. spent the winter in San
Bernardino, California.

Mrs. Rosalie Demers of Santa Clara, R. de P. has been visiting in Fla.
First at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Skillman, Ft. Lauderdale, and
Mr. and Mrs. Lu Scheer, Port Charlotte.
While in St. Petersburg she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf
Peterson. In Tampa, she visited Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan and Mrs.
Peggy Sherlock.
Mrs. Peggy Simpson and 4 children of Mary Esther, Fla. spent the
Easter Holidays in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Sylvestre
in St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Robert J. Neely and Miss Mildred Neely of Cristobal, C.Z. sailed
recently on a transport to New York. They expect to be settled in Sara-
sota, Florida soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Kent family of the Canal Zone are visiting in the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kent of Orlando, Florida.

The Pinellas County (Fla.) Tuberculosis and Health Association
honored the following people with a "Thank you Tea" recently for their
volunteer work: Mrs. C. H. Shedlock, Mrs. D. M. Van Eevera, Mrs. Ed-
ward Cox, Mrs. James E. Bradley and Mrs. Chas. Ryan.

A group of former employees of the Mechanical Division of the Bal-
boa shops met recently in St. Petersburg to have dinner in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Kelley and Mrs. Emma Luckey of Hendersonville, N.C.,
who were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hallowell. Mr. Fred Sprecken and
Mr .and Mrs. Fred Everett were in attendance.

The Woodrow Wilson High School of Portsmouth, Va. recently con-
ferred an honor on Capt. Miles Duval, USN retired, when a life-size bust
of him was unveiled at a Student Assembly. The sculptor and donor of the
bust was Ross R. Williams, Conn. who executed it in 1944 while he was
serving in the Navy in the Canal Zone at the time Capt. Duval was there.

Sgt. George Whaler has been sent to Korea for a year. Before leaving
he brought his family to St. Petersburg and got them established before
proceeding to San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schnake of Lima, Peru, were guests in the parental
Edward Schnake home in Birmingham, Michigan.

Mrs. Ione Newland of Springfield, Mo. visited her son Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Newland and three children in Essex Falls, N.J. Mr. Newland spent
more than 5 years in Panama City, R. de P. She also was a guest in the
home of her son Mr. and Mrs. Ross Newland, (Elaine Lombard) and five
children in Newark, Del. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lombard, of Honduras,
were guests also. The grandparents attended the baptism of the infant
daughter Jean Lombard Newland.

Earl F. Unruh, Canal Zone Director of Posts, represented the Canal
Zone at a Central American and Panama Postal Conference held in Miami.
The conference was called to discuss the problem of transportation
and exchange of mail along the new Interamerican Highway. Representa-
tivesof the Postal Departments of all Central American countries, Panama
and the Canal Zone were present.
Seven employees of the Engineering and Construction Bureau, headed
by Harold Feeney, Chief of the Contract and Inspection Division, spent
a week in Chicago attending a inspectors' training course being conducted
by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Central Inspector Training School.
In addition to Mr. Feeney, those attending the courses were Leslie

Anderson, Resident Representative of the Gorgas Hospital Construction;
George V. Kirkland, Atlantic Area Inspector of the Contract and Inspec-
tion Division; Albert Saarinen, Electrical Inspector; Frank H. Robinson,
Construction Inspector; Richard J. Mahoney, Supervisory Construction
Representative; and Raymond H. Shaw, Civil Engineer.

In a recent St. Petersburg Times, a picture of S. A. (Shep) Shreves
appeared with an article written by Dick Bothwell. The loss of the
Thresher caused Shep to recall an incident of 40 years ago when a U.S.
Fruit ship rammed a Submarine in Cristobal Harbor making a large hole.
Most of the crewmen jumped to safety but 2 were trapped in the sunken
sub. Mr. Shreves, a diver, racing against time, volunteered to dive and
place cables around the Sub. The crane Ajax hoisted the sub and the 2
men were saved. Jay J. Morrow, governor of the Canal Zone, presented
Mr. Shreve with the Congressional Life Saving Medal of Honor.

Mrs. A. Earle Gerrans of Diablo Heights, C.Z. left recently by plane
for Miami and Port Everglades from where she will sail on the SS. Hans-
iatic for Europe. She will join her sister in Paris for a three months tour
of the continent.

Three Panama Canal pilots and their driver were injured in a colli-
sion between an official sedan and a Colon taxi on the Trans-Isthmian
Highway recent.
In Gorgas Hospital were Captain Peter Bolton, 40, who suffered num-
erous lacerations of the head, and Captain Roy Rice, 42, who was under
observation for internal injuries. They were transferred to the Pacific
Side from Coco Solo Hospital.
Captain Luther G. Bradshaw, 46, was treated at Coco Solo Hospital
for lacerations and contusions and was discharged to his home.
Theodore Anderson, 45, the Panama Canal driver, was admitted to
Coco Solo Hospital with a brain concussion.
The accident occurred 13 miles out of Colon. The three pilots
were on their way back to Balboa after piloting ships northbound through
the Canal.
Captain Bolton, who was riding on the front seat and was wearing sun
glasses, was thrown through the windshield.

Mr. ad Mrs. Harold Dickman of Detroit, Mich. were guests in the
home of her sister, Mrs. Gertrude Wilson in St. Petersburg. They also
visited Mrs. Dickman's brother, Mr. G. C. Orr and Mrs. Orr.

Mr. and Mrs John Pettingill of Ancon, C.Z. spent their vacation in

California and in visiting her mother, Mrs. Jack Scholefield, of Peckville,
Pa. They later visited his mother, Mrs. Fraleigh Hommel in Watkins
Glenn, New York.

Mr. and Mrs. I. F. McIlhenney of Gates Mills, Ohio were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lombard in Teguciigalpa, Honduras on their way
home from a visit in Panama.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece of St. Petersburg are spending the summer
at their cottage on Crystal Lake, Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece of St. Petersburg, made a short trip to Glou-
cester, Mass. and on their return trip visited overnight with Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Thomas (Royna Reece) and 4 children in Watchung, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright of St. Petersburg spent several weeks on
the Isthmus as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Jones, La Boca; Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Donovan, Panama City; Mr, and Mrs. Alton White, Gamboa;
and Mrs. Wright's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Van Siclen, Gatun.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton White, since his retirement, are leisurely driving
from Panama to the U.S.

Lt. and Mrs. David Reece of Schenectady, N.Y. visited his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece in St. Petersburg before he reported to Fort
Belvoir, Va. in the USAR Engineering Corps.
Sgt. and Mrs. Edward J. Mann (Jean Kieswetter) have been stationed
at Ft. Rucker, Ala. since the Sgt's. return from South Viet Nam. Mrs.
Mann and two children lived in Gulfport, Florida while he was gone.
Master Davey Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence Jones of Cur-
undu, C.Z. flew to St. Petersburg with Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright. He
was the guest of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jones, until his
father, who was on a business trip to the States, picked him up and they
returned to the C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy of Orlando, Fla. spent a month traveling
with the Emerson Fullers in their trailer. The Fullers are continuing
their trip through Arizona, Calif. and Oregon to Washington, where they
will join a Travelcade for a trip across Canada. They have met and talked
with several who have been on a travedcade of 24 trailers to Panama.

Edward A. Linney and Donald J. McNevin, attorneys-at-law, announce
the removal of their offices to a new location: 1513 Fourth Street North,
St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mrs. Patricia (Quinn) Leonetti has recently been elected to the Board
of Directors of the Actors Studio in New York.
Mrs. Leonetti was one of ten performers invited to the Studio this
year on a list which included actress Susan Strasberg and actors Dick
Bradford and Sidney Poitier. The ten were selected from nearly three
thousand applicants. Within the past twenty years of existence, the Actors
Studio has invited a total of two hundred applicants as Life Members,
based on their worthwhile talent and promise.
She studied drama in New York and received a scholarship to study
under the famous drama coach Stella Adler. She has appeared off-Broad-
way in Maxwell Anderson's play, "The Golden Six"., and has made several
television appearances.
She is married to popular television, night club, RCA recording artist
Tommy Leonetti, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Quinn of
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kieswetter of Gulfport visited their daughter
and family, Sgt. and Mrs. Mann at Ft. Rucker, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kaufer and son-in-law, LeRoy Leach of San
Jose, Calif. visited in the home of Louis' brother and family in Kingsville,
Texas. They also visited Red and Mary Robertson and five children in
Columbia, Miss. Mary is LeRoy's sister. Red will be remembered as a
Cristobal policeman. He is now retired and was at the home of his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Craig.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hills of Sarasota, Fla. are spending the sum-
mer at their cottage in Camden, Maine.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kieswetter of Gulfport, Fla. are spending several
weeks visiting relatives in Maine.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright of St. Petersburg attended the graduation
of their son Dick from Dartmouth at Hanover, N.H. Dick will spend 2
months in India this summer as an exchange student under the supervision
of Experiment in International living. He must live with the native fam-
ilies, eat the same food and practice their way of living.

Mrs. Catherine Hummer of Balboa, C.Z. flew to St. Petersburg, Fla.
where she met Mrs Nellie M. Hummer. They then flew to Dublin, Ireland
for a visit.

Dr. and Mrs. I. J. Strumpf of Balboa Heights attended the gradua-
tion of their son Bob, from Dartmouth at Hanover, N.H.

SFC and Mrs. Chas. Sims (Norine Dillman) are now stationed at
Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

Capt. C. B. Fenton of Colon, C.Z. was 100 years old in February,

Mrs. Troy Earhart of Mulberry, Indiana has moved to Hannibal, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge of St. Petersburg had as their guests
their daughter Sara, Lt. and Mrs. Donald Ulrich and daughter Elizabeth,
of Corpus Christi, Texas. Lt. and Mrs. Ulrich will visit Sara's sister, Joyce
Collinge in San Francisco, before flying to Honolulu for their next assign-

Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Bouche of Raphine, Va. have bought an Inter-
national "Scout" and are taking a leisurely trip to Panama.

Mr. Paul Drawbough of Messena, N.Y. was a guest of Mr. and Mrs.
William Willunsen in Largo, Fla. Mr. Drawbough is Harbor Master on
the U.S. controlled side of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Mrs. Lillia Monsanto Dean, Iowa City, Ia., author of the book
"Once Is A Habit" was one of the 10 prize winners in the New York
publishing house's Best Book Contest for 1962. Pageant Press Inc. awarded
her $100.00. Mrs. Dean was recipient of one of seven equal honorable
mention awards. She writes that since the article about her book appeared
in the September, 1962 issue of the Record, she has heard from a great
many Zone friends with whom she had lost contact. -ED.
Mrs. Ethelyn Ford Bares of Lanark, Ill. and Mrs. B. C. Judd report
that they went to school to Miss Mary Shea. Mrs Bares in Corozal and
Mrs. Judd in Empire.
Mr. Elwyn Greene of Bradenton, Fla. celebrated his 95th birthday
May 26, 1963.
Mrs. Elizabeth Violette of Tampa, Fla. celebrated her 89th birthday
May 28, 1962.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hudson celebrated their 61st wedding anniver-
sary April 17, 1963. Their daughter Helene, Mrs. Guy Flagg, Bangor,
Maine, and their son, Capt. George Hudson from the C.Z., joined them
for the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baltozer of St. Petersburg celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary May 15, 1963.

Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge and Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright of St.
Petersburg spent a few days camping and fishing at Myakka State Park.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ludwig (Jean Van Evera), and two children of
Massillon, Ohio, were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van
Evera in St. Petersburg.

Dr. Douglas Suddaby, his wife and two children are now established
in Englewood, Fla. where Dr. Suddaby has an animal hospital and is
practicing Vetinary medicine. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Doug Sud-
daby of St. Petersburg.

Lt. Doral Smith of Denver, Colo. has been promoted to Captain in
the Police Command. He is married to the former Irene Stadt of Cristo-
bal and they have lived in Denver for 13 years.

Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Russell of Port Charlotte, Fla. are spending the
entire summer on a tent-camping tour of the major National Park areas in
the west. They expect to call on several C.Zers on the trip.

Commander Wm. C. Humphreys of Arlington, Va. wrote that he and
his wife had stopped to see Mary and Leland Slocum in Jacksonville, Fla.
Leland works 7 days a week as local director of the Masonic Service Asso-
ciation USA in the Jackson VA hospital. His work is a labor of love and
he is extremely well liked by the patients and members of the hospital
staff. Mary is also active in Volunteer work in the same hospital.

Commander and Mrs. Wm. C. Humphreys also spent some time in
New Orleans during the Mardi Gras.

Mrs. Roger Collinge of St. Petersburg flew to Houston, Texas in May
due to the death of her mother, Mrs. Ezra Haldeman.

Mrs. Janice Scott rode as a passenger over the Inter-American High-
way by car to the U.S., later going on to East Lansing to visit her daugh-
ter Janice Rienks, her husband and new grandchild.

Mrs. L. B. Monniche of Austin, Texas is spending two and one half
months visiting, Scandanavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and North-
ern Italy.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Krause of Orlando had as a guest, Clara Gilbert
of Monrovia, California. The Krauses also had their son and his wife,
Capt. and Mrs. Jeff Krause, of the Strategic Air Command in Salina, Kan.

Mrs. Lillian Murray of St. Petersburg is the guest of her grandson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Falk, Jr., in Toledo, Ohio. Later they
will all return to St. Petersburg to visit Capt. and Mrs. Henry Falk, Sr.

Mr. John L. Hass of St. Petersburg has returned to Margarita where
he is working. Mrs. Haas sailed from New Orleans to join him.

Miss Barbara Bartlett, a third-year student in the school of mathe-
matics at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been awarded the Women's
badge of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. Tau Beta Pi
for many years has been the leader among the nation's collegiate societies
for the recognition of outstanding engineering students based upon scholas-
tic achievement, excellence in leadership, character, personality and a dis-
play of service for the student's college. Miss Bartlett is a member of
the Student Council, secretary of the Judiciary Cabinet, and the only wo-
man member of the Ramblin' Reck Club. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. V. Bartlett of Balboa.

Mrs. Mary H. Engelke, budget clerk, program and budget office,
Quartermaster Section, Corozal, C.Z., received a certificate and a cash
award of $150.00 for "sustained superior performance" from Col. Talbert
I. Martin, USARCARIB Quartermaster. Mrs. Engelke was cited for her
continued display of outstanding initiative, technical ability and applica-
tion of sound management practices. In addition to her awards for duty
accomplishments, Mrs. Engelke also received a cash award of $330.00 for
having submitted a beneficial suggestion which curtailed retail sales in
the Armed Forces Disposal Retail Store. Mrs. Engelke was born in Phila-
delphia, Pennsylvania, and reared in the Canal Zone from early childhood.


Mr. Foster Roe Fanning and his wife Jessie White Fanning of Winter
Park, Fla. were killed December 24, 1962 in an automobile accident as
they were returning home from Clermont, Fla. where they had visited rela-
tives. Mrs. Fanning went to the Isthmus in 1906 and lived in Pedro
Miguel. She is survived by three sisters. Mr. Fanning is survived by two

Mr. Dixie Bender, 43 years old, towing locomotive operator and
welder at Gatun Locks, died the latter part of February in Coco Solo Hos-
pital. He was born in Huttonsville, W. Va. Surviving him are his wife,

Mrs. Elizabeth Bender; a son and two daughters of Margarita; five broth-
ers, one of whom is Mirt Bender, of Gamboa; and two sisters.
Miss Elizabeth Telfer, 74, Rocky Hill, Conn., retired head nurse of
Gorgas Hospital died March 29th at her home. Born in St. John, N.B. in
1888, Miss Telfer went to the Zone in 1922 and became head nurse in 1945.
She is survived by neices and nephews.

Capt. Hans Axel Ellit, 65, a naturalized Panamanian born in Sweden,
died March 30 at his home in Boquete, Province of Chiriqui.
Besides his wife, Capt. Ellit is survived by two daughters and eight
One daughter, Mrs. Inga Elliot Collins, is the wife of Alfredo M.
Collins of Boquete. They have six children.
The other daughter, Mrs. Ann Hansita Ellit Lindahl, wife of Gunnar
Lindahl, resides in Cali, Columbia. They have two children.
Capt. Elliot also leaves relatives in Sweden.

Mrs. Ann Martina Schultz, 56, a former Canal Zone resident, died
March 5 in Tampa. Her husband, Warren Schultz, was an employee of
the Industrial Bureau until his retirement in 1956.
Mrs. Schultz is survived by her husband and a son, George, of Tampa.

William Frank Fields, a former Canal Zone resident and at one time
a section operation manager for Pan American Airways, based at France
Field, died in Houston, Tex. March 5th.
He was born in the Construction Day town of Las Cascadas in 1907,
a son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fields.
He is survived by a brother, the Rev. John B. Fields, who is in a
Seminary in Puerto Rico; by three sons, John B., of New York City,
Stanley T., of Balboa, and William Frank, Jr., of Cristobal; and one
daughter, Miss Sarita A. Fields of Balboa.

R..F. Huldquist Sr., retired construction day employee and former
resident of Balboa, died in Lindsberg, Kansas, March 5, 1963. He was
73 years old.
Mr. Huldquist was born in Lindsberg and went to the Isthmus in
1913 to work for the Isthmian Canal Commission as a machinist.
Surviving him are his two sons, R. F. Huldquist Jr. and E. Guy Huld-
quist, employees of the Port Captains Office in Cristobal.
He is also survived by one granddaughter.

Mrs. Gladys Elizabeth (Bonnie) Hall, 50, died recently in Coco Solo

Hospital. She was the wife of Roy A. Hall, Jr., who is with the Marine
Bureau on the Atlantic side.
Surviving with her husband is a son, Roy A. Hall III, at home.

Edward F. Kunkel, a veteran of Panama Canal construction days and
a retired employee of the Dredging Division, died at the Tivoli Guest
House where he had been making his home for the past ten years. He was
75 years old.
A native of Readville, Mass., Mr. Kunkel went to the Canal Zone in
1908. He retired in 1948 after nearly 40 years service.
He is survived by five sons, Edward J. of Curundu; Paul A. Gatun;
Walter F. of Hyde Park, Mass.; Robert J. of Tonowanda, New York;
Joseph of Canton, Mass.; and one daughter, Mrs. George (Margaret) Her-
ring of Margarita. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother
living in the United States, and 21 grandchildren.

George D. Gregory, former Chief of the Navigation Aids and Repair
Branch of the Panama Canal's Dredging Division who retired from Canal
service in 1962, died recently in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had been
with the Canal organization almost 37 years, and was one of the few who
have received the Panama Canal gold watch.
Mr. Gregory was born September 12, 1907 in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathryin Gregory; one son, George,
ho is married and resides in the United States; and one daughter,

SWilliam R. Carlin, Sr., a former resident in the Canal Zone, died
suddenly on February 9 at Tucson, Arizona.
. ,He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Carlin of Curundu; a
daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline C. Gilbert of Balboa; three sons, William R.
Carlin, Jr., of Diablo Heights, Robert M. Carlin of the 15th Naval District,
and Sgt. James A. Carlin, who is stationed with the U.S. Air Force in
France; and by nine grandchildren.

SJames A. Braid, former dental laboratory technician at Gorgas Hos-
pital, died January 9 in Sun City Arizona where he had been living since
hs retirement in 1961. He was 62 years old and was born in Brooklyn,
Long Island, New York.
SSurviving him is his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Braid of Sun City.

Wilford Bodden, 76, died February 11, 1963.
He operated the 400-foot Corozal Dredge, one of the world's largest,
during construction of the Canal. His native country was Honduras.

Mr. Bodden, a veteran of World War I, is survived by his wife, Mary;
two brothers, including Irving of Miami, and two sisters.
Mark Gibson, two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
R. Gibson of Balboa died at Gorgas Hospital.
In addition to his mother and father, the deceased is survived by two
sisters, Melody Ann and Holly Marie, and a brother Charles Robert, Jr.;
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noel E. Gibson of Margarita, and John
Wright of Boca Raton, Florida.
Robert L. Harrington, 57, died recently in Akron, Ohio. He and his
family were Atlantic Side residents from 1941 to 1949 during his employ-
ment with the Mechanical Division.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jenne Harrington; four daughters,
Mrs .Wanda Johnson of West Cobina, California; Mrs. Peter Foster of
Coco Solo; Mrs. Shirley Boswell, and Miss Peggy Harrington, and by one
son, Robert Harrington, all of Akron.
Jack Scholefield, 70 years of age, a retired Panama Canal employee,
died at Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville, Pa., on Marcch 15 after a brief
He was a former employee in the Panama Canal Municipal Division
and was retired in June 1950.
Mr. Scholefield was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Elks
Lodge 1542, Cristobal.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace K. Scholefield.
Dr. William H. Oldach, one of Panama's first optometrists and a well-
known resident for the past three decades, died February 13 at Gorgas
Hospital. He was 72 years old.
Born in Vermont, Dr. Oldach went to the Isthmus in 1933.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Carmen Diez Oldach; a son, Dr.
William H. Oldach, Jr., of Framingham, Mass., and a step-son, Newton
R. Cobb, of Curundu, and Lelia Cobb of Westborough, Mass.

Mrs. Albert M. Stone, 47 years of age, of Balboa, died March 12th
at Gorgas Hospital.
She was born in Ancon Hospital in the Canal Zone on Oct. 31, 1915.
She is survived by her husband, Earl M. Stone; two sons, Malcolm J.
of New Orleans and Kenneth S. of Hollywood,Calif., one daughter, Mrs.
Lorna S. Hopper of Balboa and one granddaughter.

Ernest Lynn Wood, former Panama Canal employee died in Mobile,
Ala., February 3, 1963. He was 79 years old.

Mr. Wood was employed by the former Commissary Division and
retired in 1945.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mattie G. Wood of Mobile, two sons,
James C. Wood, an employee of the Marine Bureau who lives in La Boca,
and William G. Wood, of Clarkston, Wash.; a step-son, Forrest Cheeseman
of Panama; and five grandchildren.
Prominent Panama businessman Albert J. Lindo died March 4, 1963.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura Lindo, a daughter, Mrs. Jer-
ome Perkins of Hollywood, Fla.; and three granddaughters, Rita, Joanne
and Elaine Perkins.
William H. Witmer, a retired employee of the Industrial Division,
died at Gorgas Hospital February 8, 1963. He was 73 years old.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Witmer went to the Isthmus with his
parents in 1906.
He retired from service in 1945. Since then he has been making his
home in Gamboa.
Surviving him are his wife Margaret, four sisters, Mrs. Flora Voor-
hees of Gamboa, Mrs. Robert Cleighorn and Mrs. P. E. King of New Jer-
sey and Mrs. Zaida M. Hinsman of Pennsylvania; and a brother John H.
Witmer who lives in Switzerland.
William (Billy) Womack, once a prominent American businessman
in Panama, died from gunshot wounds at his Los Angeles, California
home February 7, 1963.
He is survived by his wife with whom he resided in Los Angeles.
Wilbert J. Marshall, 79, died in St. Petersburg March 23, 1963. Born
in Bluffton, Ohio. Retired railroad engineer. Worked on Panama Canal
from 1907 to 1914. Survived by his wife, Mary Davies.
Major General Joseph C. Mahaffey, USA, retired, Governor of the
Panama Canal from 1944 to 1948, died February 18, 1963 in Washington,
D.C. He was born in Lima, Ohio.
Mrs. D. P. Curry, widow of the late Dr. D. P. Curry, a former mem-
ber of the P.C. Society, died January 21st in Pinehurst, N.C.

Mrs. E. St. Clair Clayton died January 29, 1963 in Sheperdstown,
West Va. Survived by her daughter Mrs. Fred Brough of Hialeah, Fla.;
five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. R. C. Barton died in Petersburg, Va., February 17, 1963. No
other details available.

Kenneth Sanders, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sanders, Jr.
of Margarita, died in a U.S. Army helicopter as he was being rushed from
Santa Clara to Gorgas Hospital following a motorcycle accident on the
Interamerican Highway which occurred about 11 p. m. as young Sanders
and two friends were riding their motorcycles. Sanders was thrown from
his machine when the vehicle, apparently traveling at high speed, hit a
horse which wandered onto the highway.
A student at Cristobal High School, Sanders was to have graduated
this year. He was born in the Canal Zone.
Sanders was a third generation member of a well known Canal Zone
family. His father is chief inspector of the Canal Zone Customs Division
in Cristobal.
In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by two brothers,
Bruce and Jack.

Col. George E. Hessner, former Superintendent of Corozal Hospital
and a well known former Isthmian resident, died April 6 in San Antonio,
Texas, following a long illness. He was 79 years old.
Colonel Hessner served two tours of duty as Superintendent of Cor-
ozal one from 1923 to 1926 and the other from 1941 until 1952, when
he retired.
During his stay on the Isthmus, he was made Honorary Member of
the Panama Academy of Medicine and Surgery.
He is survived by his wife.

John B. Morton, a former Panama Railroad employee died April 2
at Morrison Community Hospital following a heart attack.
Mr. Morton, 59, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and raised on the
Canal Zone, where he retired in 1959.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angela Dier Morton, whom he mar-
ried on the Zone; two sons,John of Balboa, and Donald, of Melbourne,
Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Homewood of Santa Ana, Calif.; and five

Mrs. Blanche Ferguson of North Wilksboro, N.C. died April 12th.
No other details available.

Charles Kelly Dibella, a former All America Cables manager in
Panama, died at the John Sealey Hospital, Galveston, Texas. He was 59
years old.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ena Simons Dibella, formerly of

Ancon; four daughters, Mrs. J. R. Allen, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Brian Smythe,
Houston, Texas; Mrs. R. L. Hughes, Alexandria, Va.; and Mrs. Stanley
Dore, Woodbridge, Va.
Crawley Hughes Walston, 71, died April 29, 1963. Born in Camden
County, N.C. Retired locomotive engineer in the Panama Canal Zone.
Member of Panama Canal Zone Club. Survived by wife Ida P.; a son,
Roy, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Laudtr, Lexington, Ky.,
and Mrs. Ada Webb, Ancon, C.Z.; and two grandchildren.
Albert W. Degenaar, retired Storehouse Branch employee died in
Gorgas Hospital April 18, 1963.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Jessie W. Degenaar who is employed
in the Panama Canal Accounting Division; a son, Albert, of Monistown,
Tenn.; and two daughters, Mrs. Joan Durfee, of Mayport, Florida; Miss
Lyn Degenaar, of Balboa; and one granddaughter.

Andrew M. Nick, a former Canal Zone policeman, of Forest City,
died March 25 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Carbondale.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Julia Drassler; a sister, Mrs.
Mary Sistentin, Endicott, N.Y., and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Irene (Houston) Marshall, a retired Panama Canal employee
and Construction Day Roosevelt Medal Holder, died in Phoenix, Arizona.
She was 72 years old.
She retired in 1949 and is survived by one daughter, Frances of New
York City; two sons, Robert of Phoenix, Arizona, and David B. of Mar-
garita; a brother, Frank Houston, now of Erlanger, Kentucky, who also
was a Canal Zone Construction Day employee, and four grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. One grandson, Edward Lee Marshall, is of

James J. Holcomb, a barber at the Balboa Service Center for many
years before his retirement in 1950, died in Miami, Fla. April 24, 1963.
Mr. Holcomb, 73, is survived by his wife Nell, of Miami; two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Boiseien of Miami and Mrs. Aloba Baumbach; of
Ctrundu and seven grandchildren.


Mr. Lathrou Loring, Mrs. Ernest Wood, Mrs. Harry Lewis, Mrs.
Mamie Hunt and Esther Lewis.

Covering the period from January 29, 1963 to April 26, 1963

thru October 14th. However, August 12th and October 14th will be busi-
ness meetings.
The first regular meeting after the summer picnics will be held at
the Tourist Center November 11th at 2 p.m.
We are looking forward to visiting with you all during the summer
months so do try and be present at that time we always have members
from the Zone and it is wonderful to see them again. Too, the two business
meetings will be very short and to the point so there will be plenty of time
for visiting.
There are still many members who have not paid their 1963 dues so
please send them in as soon as possible. This will be your notice so con-
sider this as personal unless you have a BUFF card, the same shade as your
Year Book. If not you can be sure that your dues have not been paid.
Dues for this year are the regular $3.00, $3.45 for those who bank outside
the United States. Dues are payable in January and the June Record is
being sent to you as a reminder to pay your dues, as I know you don't
want to be considered delinquent, although you really are.
Records and Year Books have been returned for December and March,
and notations have been made on them of addresses elsewhere please
note that we cannot take these addresses and send the magazines to you
because we do not know if this is a permanent change or if you are just
on a visit and may be somewhere else later on. A notice from you as to
where you will be is sufficient to send your Record They will be held
here unless you advise us as to a permanent or temporary change in time
to be mailed out at the time the other Records are mailed. We must pay
eight (8) cents for each when they are returned if you are interested
in receiving those which have been returned to us please send the postage
to cover the mailing of them to where you are at the present time.
PLEASE read this Record carefully there are many items of great
interest to you. Many changes have been made in addresses, so look at
the last section of this Record for them.
As of now we have many who have sent in their advanced dues cover-
ing 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967. DUES HAVE BEEN INCREASED for
those periods and it is respectfully requested that you send an extra dollar
for each if you have not done so before this. A receipt will be mailed
to you covering same at once. Your cards will then be mailed to you
when they are printed.

I am greatly disturbed that as of today 46 members have not paid
their BLOOD BANK dues. I sincerely hope that there is no cause for
blood to be needed because it would be a great disappointment for them
to find that they would not be eligible-since their dues are not paid. This
also means that both SOCIETY and BLOOD BANK dues must be paid
to receive the benefits in the Blood Bank.
To our members in Florida who wish to join the Blood Bank, an
application blank is in the back of the Record. Please note that this is
for FLORIDA MEMBERS only. A period of three months is required
from the time of becoming a member of the Blood Bank before any bene-
fits can be obtained. Dues are $2.00 each for adults, and $1.00 each for
Just a reminder Effective with the payment of your 1964 dues -
please send in $4.00.
I have Year Books, extra Records, Stickers, Pins and Buttons on hand
for those members who are interested.
1,530 have paid their dues for 1963; 62 for 1964; 10 for 1965; three
for 1966, and 1 has paid for 1967. To those who have paid the $4.00 for
the future years I thank you very much. To the members who have not
sent in their extra dollar for these future years please do so at your con-
475 have paid their Blood Bank dues for 1963; 5 for 1964; 2 for
1965 and 2 for 1966. Many thanks to each of you.
A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously that the a-
mount of $2,000.00 be placed in a savings account at the Citizens National
Bank of St. Petersburg to cover Blood Bank requirements in the future.
This was done March 18, 1963.
Happy Birthdays and Anniversaries to those of you who will cele-
brate them within the next three months.
LUCILLE S. JUDD, Secretary-Treasurer

Tourist Center St. Petersburg, Fla. February 11, 1963

The first meeting of the new year was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by
President Goodwin, who then led the pledging of allegiance to our flag,
followed by the invocation given by Chaplain Martin Nickel. Approxi-
mately 100 people attended. Prior to the meeting, Mrs. Betty Lockridge
had all pictures taken at the Reunion placed on a long table for viewing
by the members and took orders at 15c each.

All the officers were present.
The report of the Recording Secretary for the 31st annual reunion
meeting of January 15, 1963, was read. There being no omissions or cor-
rections noted the minutes were accepted as read.
Visiting members and guests stood to acknowledge their introductions
made by Mrs. Lyla Esler as follows:
Mrs. Kay Eldridge from Watertown, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fisher from New Jersey.
Mr. Archie Burns from New Jersey.
Miss Margaret Yocum and her mother, Mrs. Thomas Yocum.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Bell from Plymouth, N.J. and Daytona, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Dow Walker-attended first time in years.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoffman, wintering here from Rochester, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ruffo-first timers.
Mrs. Betty Forbes, Mrs. Catherine Pearl and Elmer Forbes-attended
1st time in ages, and deserve mentioning.
President Goodwin called upon our legislative representative, Mr. G.
C. Lockridge, who stated he had both good and bad news for the Society.
He said he would give the good news first that it was his understand-
ing the annuitants would receive the 5% raise in their annuity within a
month or so, retroactive to January 1st. He went on to say the tax news
was bad that if President Kennedy's proposal went through, it would
really "lower the boom" on Civil Service retirees and raise their taxes
considerably. He asked that all members write their congressmen against
this proposal. If H.R. 464 by Representative Wm. C. Cramer of Florida
could be passed, civil service retirement annuities would be entirely ex-
empt from Federal income taxes such as Social Security, Mr. Lockridge
Mrs. Judd was called upon by the President to read her news items,
received since last meeting. She first told of the many births, weddings,
illnesses and deaths which will all appear individually in the next Record.
Many interesting letters were read along with notes conveying best wishes
to the Society.
President Goodwin announced that he had received a letter extending
an invitation to a "Thank You" tea given yearly by the Pinellas County
T.B. and Health Assn. at which time certificates are issued to organizations
whose members have donated time. Over 100 volunteer hours were given
by Society members Mrs. Rysan, Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Van Evera, Mrs. Cox
and Mrs. Shedlock. Mr. Goodwin stated that he had turned the invitation
over to Mrs. C. B. Shedlock who had attended the tea and accepted the

certificate as a Panama Canal Society representative. The certificate was
given to Mrs. Judd to file with other important papers she keeps.
Mrs. Judd read a copy of a letter sent by the Society to Paul Runne-
strand, Executive Sec'y. Panama Canal Company, regarding children
born in the Canal Zone needing to furnish evidence of their citizenship by
presenting their parents' marriage certificate and the birth certificate of
their father in order to enter ports of the United States as American Citi-
zens. No reply had been received, she stated.
Announcement was made that a film of the Panama Canal would be
shown on February 24th at the Crosswinds Trailer Court.
Mr. Frank Hohmann talked about the income tax, going more into
detail about just what the President's proposal would mean to us.
Before asking for a motion to adjourn, President Goodwin told the
members how glad he was to see such a large attendance and suggested
that each member bring along another member to the next meeting and
help to build the attendance even larger. Mr. Albert McKeown made the
motion to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Ernest Kieswetter, adjournment tak-
ing place at 3:15.


Over 80 members and guests attended the second meeting of this year,
talking together for about an hour and looking at the reunion pictures
shown by our Record Editor before the meeting was called to order by
President Goodwin at 2:10 p.m. After pledging allegiance to the flag, the
invocation was given by Chaplain Martin Nickel. All officers were present.
Visiting members and guests were introduced as follows:
Grover and Billy Bohan-returning to Arkansas soon.
Mrs. Mary Mueler-from Balboa visiting the Colemans here.
Mr. Geo. Chevalier-attending last meeting until November.
Charlotte and Joe Eckert-from Penn., drove over from Orlando.
Mr. Harry S. Willson-hopes to locate here-joined the Society.
Mr. Archie Burns-will return to N.J. soon.
Stubby and Marie Hammond-now living in Clearwater, joined Society.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart-living temporarily in Ridgely, Tenn.
Mr. Ed Bleakley-arrived late with Helen King.
The report of the Recording Secretary for the meeting of Feb.11, 1963
was read. There being no omissions or corrections noted the minutes were
accepted as read.

The legislative report was given by our representative, Mr. G. C.
Lockridge who stated there was nothing definite to report on any of the
issues before Congress as no action had yet been taken. He stated he would
like to have arrangements made for Mr. Frank Hohmann to give a talk
on income tax.
President Goodwin called upon Mrs. Judd to tell of the many items
of interest reported to her during the month. She stated that she had re-
ceived no notices of births which was unusual, then told of many engage-
ments, illnesses, deaths, best wishes and thank yous, and read numerous
letters of interest she had received from members.
Mrs. Judd stated on March 3d the Society had received a reply to
the letter of February 5th written to Mr. Paul Runnestrand, Executive
Mr. Runnestrand advised that there has been no change in 8 U.S.G.
1043. (This Statute states in substance that any person born in the Canal
Zone or the Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904 whose
father or mother or both at the time of birth of such person was or is a
citizen of the U.S. employed by the Government of the United States or by
the Panama Railroad Co. or its successor in title, is declared to be a citi-
zen of the United States. He said that a bulletin had been issued which
informed those concerned that they may apply for a Certificate of Citizen-
ship at the office of Immigration and Naturalization Services. A copy of
this bulletin was enclosed with his letter.
All members who had birthdays during March were asked to stand
and everyone participated in singing "Happy Birthday" to them.
There was no unfinished business nor new business brought up.
President Goodwin told of the showing of a Panama Canal film at
the Crosswinds Trailer Park. He stated that over 200 attended the view-
ing, of which about 50 were C.Z. retirees.
Mrs. Eunice Rose came in late with her sister Mrs. Dorothy Cantway
and was welcomed back after her long siege with encyphalitis.
Mr. Kelley then talked about the need of birth certificates to obtain
passports and the difficulty incurred by older people who found out their
births were either not registered or the records destroyed, and thought per-
haps something could be done about it. The subject was discussed but
no action was decided upon.
Motion was made to adjourn by Mr. Kieswetter and seconded by Mr.
Paddock. The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.


The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. by President Dewey
Goodwin. After pledging allegiance to our flag the invocation was given
by Chaplain Martin Nickel. All officers were present except Mrs. Betty
Lockridge. There were over 70 present at the meeting.
Visiting members and guests were introduced as follows:
Miss Elizabeth Hills -from California visiting the Raymond Hills.
Mrs. Helene Flagg visiting her father and mother, the Henry Hudsons.
Mr. Leonard Landers, California visiting mother in Tampa.
Mr. Robert Grier from the Canal Zone.
The report of the Recording Secretary for the meeting of March 11,
1963, was read. There being no omissions or corrections noted the min-
utes were accepted as read.
President Goodwin stated that due to the absence of the Legislative
Representative there would be no report given.
Mrs. Judd read many letters received from members which everyone
enjoyed as usual. She also read the cards of "Thank You" and "Best
Wishes" received during the past month and told of various births, engage-
ments, weddings, illnesses, and deaths which will appear in the June
Members having birthdays during April were asked to stand and Mr.
Ross Hallowell and Mr. John Hower stood while "Happy Birthday" was
sung in their honor.
There was no unfinished business and no new business brought up.
Mr. Frank Hohmann gave a most interesting and explanatory talk
on Income Tax preparation.
Mr. Albert McKeown made the motion to adjourn which was seconded
by Mr. Martin Nickel. The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
LYLA M. ESLER, Recording Secretary


Most of us live too near the surface of our ambitions, dreading to
call upon our deeper resources. It is as if a strong man were to do his
work with only one finger. JOHN WYNN


The first meeting of the Panama Canal Society of South East Florida
was held at Matheson Hammock April 7 at one o'clock.
The weatherman did not cooperate and there were high winds and
hard rain. Each one thought he would be the only one foolish enough to
attend but about fifty showed up to partake of the most delicious lunch.
Several others came out in the afternoon for the business meeting so the
Canal was dug again.
After lunch the meeting was called to order by Mr. Clarence True,
the Secretary as both the President and Vice President were unable to be
Our News reporter Ruth Metzger and Ike are enjoying a visit with
their daughter Marilyn and her family in Coco Solo, and are having a
grand time seeing old friends. Ike and son-in-law Tom Marsh are enjoy-
ing a deep sea fishing trip. We will be glad to have them back in Miami
so Ruth can give you a good account of Miami doings.
Mrs. Dan Caffrey and son Bud also spent about three weeks on the
Canal Zone with friends. Mr. Caffrey was post electrician at Ft. Davis be-
fore he retired. They were much impressed at the changes they saw and
enjoyed being with old friends again.
It was reported that Horace Jones is to return to the Canal Zone soon
to once again become an Employee; we know that he and Mrs. Jones will
be happy as their son and his family has already returned there.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bowen of Coral Gables have had as a house guest,
Mrs. Dorothy Hall of the Canal Zone, recently retired.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence True had their son-in-law Webb Hearn as guest
for a short time in February. He was called to the states because his mother
was quite ill and fortunately she recovered and Webb was able to enjoy
his visit with the Trues.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hatch have returned to their summer home in
Vermont. We wish them a happy summer but will be looking for their
return to Miami in the fall.
Mr. James Wood was a visitor in Miami in February on his way to
We are sorry to lose one of our most devoted members, Mrs. Jessie
Fortney, who has gone to Grosse Point, Michigan to make her home with
her son. Mr. Fortney passed away in December.

Mr. Herbert Howe passed away here in Miami last month; he had
been retired for a good many years.
Our members from points north of Miami are going to get a break
for our next meeting as it will be held at Greynolds Park, East side. This
is at Ojus on U.S. Highway number 1. Other meetings will be at Matheson
Hammock August 11 and October 20.
We hope everyone has a good summer.
Pinchhitting for our vacationing Reporter


Feb. 1. Luncheon and a short visit with Bill and Della Gaines in
Zephyrhills, Fla. Bill has done a wonderful job in building his home.
Later we arrived at Winter Park to visit with Ed and Bobby Levy. We all
called on Captain and Mrs. Van Siclen, and they appear to be well. Then
visited with Billie Siler in her wonderfully decorated home in Deland.
Attended the NARCE meeting and met Bob and Hazel Wilhite, Herb Jud-
son, Lee Koperski, Mal and Zeld Adams. A very active group and ALL
retirees should belong to this national organization. Ida had the pleasure
of hearing Dean Darrah, of Rawling College, preach. He had been in her
Sunday School class in Boston over 50 years ago. Ed and Bobbie look
and appear younger than when they left the Zone.
Feb. 5. Mrs. John Odom (Sue Core) our hostess in her beautiful
home in Dothan, Alabama. We had dinners with Dr. and Mrs. Byrd and
other friends of Sue's and went out to see the progress of "The Haven".
The buildings are coming right along and since it is not only Dothan,
but the whole southern section of Alabama that is back of it, it bids fair
to be one of the best supported foundations in that area. We also visited
a friend of hers who has been in an iron lung for 16 years. He is alert
and a wonderful conversationalist in spite of his handicap. He has to have
constant attendance around the clock. He is Al White and his wife is
Bobbie, and they live at 204 North Lena Stree, Dothan, Alabama. He
appreciates receiving mail so it would be a real Christian act if you would
send cards to him and his wife, such as "Thinking of You", etc. Don't
send any Get-Well cards for he never will be any better. Please mention
that you are a friend of Sue Core, so he will get the connection. I know
the Lord will bless you if you give some thought to this most unfortunate
fellow human being.

Feb. 8. Baton Rouge, La., and with my cousin Mae, in an enormous
home on a 20-acre pecan orchard (her husband's hobby). Garry and Penny
Taylor (U.S. Army) called on us while we were there. Our son Bud acted
as Penny's father when she and Garry were married in the Hotel Tivoli.
Feb. 10. Now with our son, Bud, and family, in Shreveport, La. Four
young children, 21/2 to 10 years old. Grandparents who live 2,400 miles
away certainly have the rights of spoiling the children when their hearts
have hungered for them from that distance. We discovered that a grand-
child is an object between a TV set and a grandparent. We certainly felt
younger after leaving the Reunion in St. Pete., but that condition is now
all gone, and we love the reason. Main springs that will not run down,
dynamic explosive energy, power-packed, go-go-go!!! Tried one game
but received no cooperation; playing in traffic.
On March 9th we celebrated the 48th anniversary of my marriage
to The Speaker of the House. And have I been loaded with vetoes during
that period???? Attending the party was an 85-year old man who never
uses glasses; he drinks direct from the bottle. One of the somewhat pop-
ular local dishes served was Catfish Stew. While here I contacted Clarence
Hoy (Accounting Dept.) and Ed. Spearman ( Bldg. Div.). Both are well
although Ed. uses a cane to navigate. Clarence took me on a 3-state tour,
and at Hope, Ark., we met Alphonse Roy, and his family (Marine Div.)
and John and Mrs. Snodgrass, (Dredg. Div.).
Today, April 7th, is Black Sunday to us as we leave our loved ones
after a two-months stay. It is not easy to pull away when it is realized
that due to the uncertainty of life that we may not return. At our age
one must give serious thought before driving long distances. It will be
hard to snap out of this departure.
April 7. Springdale, Ark., and a real C.Z. welcome from Bill and
Carrie Mathues and Carl and Helen Newhard. Visited one day with Mar-
ion Campbell, who is now recovering from a broken hip. While there her
sister Norma and husband Ernest Angermuller arrived. Later we saw Lynn
and Maud Cook in Rogers. Lynn was busy riding his tractor getting ready
to plant vegetables, the most of which he will give away. Bill and Carrie
are doing a big job in being good neighbors in this town.
Gassville, Ark., to visit with Mrs. Eva Hammer; one of our bridge
partners many years ago. Eva is well and full of life. Called on her
granddaughter Helen and two small children. Her husband is teaching
school there. Also saw Betty Bohan Salzman in Mountain Home.
April 13. Alliance, Ohio, after a 3-day run at bird speed. Our
daughter Marjorie (Wedvey) lives here with Bob and their three children,

on a 51/2 acre place out of town. We are occupying their guest house, and
absorbing all the family life we can while here.
April 18. A short run (190 miles) over to Lima to investigate the
health of Marshall and Annie Benninger, who have been reported as not
too well. They appear in fair condition although slowed up a bit. Aren't
we all!!!
April 29. Well, another one of those departures we can't take. At
daybreak we pulled away from Alliance to eliminate the painful good-
byes; no one else was up.
April 30. HOME!!! And at the house that has wall to wall dawg
hair. It is a welcome sight after four months of traveling and consuming
7,559 miles. And now to get used to that strange bed; my own.
A thought. Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.
Lovingly submitted,



On April 15th, we drove over hill and dale to Eureka Springs. There
we talked with our members Glenn Ward and Beverley Dresbach, extend-
ing our congratulations for the many honors being showered upon them
for their achievements in the field of poetry. Glenn's "The Collected
Poems, 1914-1918" has recently been placed in the Air Force Academy
in Colorado. Beverley was honored by the Northwest Arkansas Branch
of American Pen Women this month.
In Eureka Springs we extended our sympathy to Mrs. Mina Mock
and Byrd Mock, widow and sister of Thomas Patton Mock who went to
greet the dawn of a new life March 3, 1963. Tom was a Past President
of our Society. His service with the Panama Railroad began in 1910.
There he met his beloved Mina. Tom was a kindly man with a twinkle in
his eye as he composed poetry on the subject under discussion, whether
it be a new fireplace or the deeper thoughts of the soul. We treasure a
recently published "Book of Verses" by Thomas Patton Mock and in lov-
ing tribute to a fine man present for your thought one of his verses.
Murder is not always done
By letting blood
For physical life
Is but a part of man.
And he who kills the spirit
And man's ambition
Is as truly a murderer
As he who slits a throat.

Using Villa Taboga, home of Lynn and Maude Cook, as Central, I
'phoned our Bentonville folk for news. The George Engelke (Edith) were
busy with gardening by George and singing by Edith. In the meantime
Collegiate relatives continue to visit them during school holidays. Mattie
MacAuley reeled off an amazing list of Civic projects she is interested in.
She, too, has visiting collegiate relatives. Haleen Williams reported her
brother Sam Hess of Indiana was here this Spring. Helen Newhard was
thrilled to tell that"Mom" Edith Eppley, Carl's mother would arrive the
next day and hoped she would stay long enough to see all the interesting
spots of the Ozarks. She reported that Carl, aided and abetted by Andy
Bleakley are helping their landlord build another house. They, too, have
a collegiate relative, home on week-ends for home cooking. The Bill
Kellers (Alice) are still busy on several house projects which are always
approached from a scientific angle. As for the Cooks, they are now City
folk as their section has been annexed to the city of Rogers.
In Springdale we just missed the visit of Slim and Ida Hallett to the
Bill Mathues who reported enjoying the pictures of Canal Zone folk
shown by Slim. Happy to write that Carrie never looked better. Surgery
agrees with her. Marione Campbell is enjoying a visit with her daughter
and husband, Lucille and Ralph Davis of the Zone. Walter and Martha
Reif were hosts to a beloved friend, Mrs. Kay Eldridge, widow of Waldron
Eldridge, for many years a male nurse in Gorgas Hospital. Fred and
Jane and Buddy Huldquist are visiting their mother Mrs. Walter Wieman.
Walter and Bates Wieman plan a trip to Boston and Washington in the near
future. Mrs. Peggy Ellis of Houston was a Fayetteville visitor in the home
of her sister and brother-in-law, the W. F. Thomas'.
Mrs. Cora Makibban is expected home today from visiting her sister,
Mrs. Sam McKenzie of Tennessee accompanied by her son Henry of the
Zone who is on his annual Spring vacation. The Edwin P. Higgins, Mil-
dred Makibban, are entertaining the Bob Hobsons of Roswell, New Mexico.
Mildred and her son David drove to New Jersey to visit Sherry Higgins
Downing and welcome the 2nd grandchild. David is with the Nuclear
Power Branch of the U.S. Navy in Bainbridge, Md.
We all miss Mrs. Nannie I. Brown for she has moved to Houston and
is now living in a new apartment at 8323 McAvoy Drive, Houston 36, Tex.
She is within a short walking distance from her daughter Frances, Mrs.
Andrew Whitlock. We wish for Nannie many years of joy in her new
Our President Grover F. Bohan and our Secretary Billie Bohan have
returned home to Jonesboro after wintering in Tampa, Florida and attend-

ing the 1963 Reunion. President Bohan reminds you of the annual picnic
to be held in Fayetteville, Sunday, June 9th and if you cannot be with us,
then try to be present at our annual Luncheon, Sunday October 20th in
Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs.
Feeling the need for a change your reporter and husband Newell
wintered in Arizona and California. Driving across Texas and through
Lamesa we stopped to chat with the Carl Zeeks, successful cotton growers.
Their three children are married; Joyce living in Walsh, Colorado with
teacher and farmer husband and two sons; Richard, a Captain in the Air
Force stationed in San Antonio has two daughters; Charles is farming in
Tulia, Texas, specializing in registered Black Angus cattle. He has three
boys. In Tucson, Arizona, quite by accident, we encountered Joe Bradley,
brother of Fred W. Bradley. Journeying to Chandler we found a full-
fledged Rodeo going on and "No Vacancy" signs. But a hearty "Come on
in" from Clarence Foiles and Gyla's graciousness persuaded us to rent a
cottage (after the Rodeo) for a month where we basked in the warm Ari-
zona sunshine. Using Chandler as home base we enjoyed sight-seeing and
seeing Canal folk in the area. In Phoenix we saw George and Lela Ritchey.
At a N.A.R.C.E. meeting a Mr. Smith introduced himself as a brother of
Blanche Stevenson, (Mrs. J. H.) formerly of Canal Zone and Palo Alto,
California, now living with J. H. in Mexico near their son. We visited
Oliver Bullock in Scottsdale and there learned of Olga's passing two weeks
before. Oliver is living with his son Robert. After hearing of "Bert's
sister Minnie" from our first Canal Zone friend, Mrs. Albert (Mattie)
Bailey for 45 years, we were surprised to meet the charming lady and hus-
band, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bartlett of Youngtown. It was really fun to
meet each other under such unusual circumstances.
After a month in Arizona, we went to Claremont, California to visit
Newell's sister Mrs. Jane Whitfield. Again visiting Canal Zone folk we
started with the Lockwoods in Monrovia. "Lock" and Irma look fine,
especially Lock who has been on a six mile hike with others over the
mountain trails nearby, that morning, and appears 30 years younger than
his age. Invited to a monthly "Pot Luck" we surprised some former Pedro
Miguel neighbors and other Canal Zone friends including our hosts, Mr.
and Mrs. Sank Liebeler (Naomi Stapleton). Will leave details for Los
Angeles reporter. It was good to see Fred and Lil Sundstrom, Irma King,
Grace Thomas, Dorothy Hamlin, Marian Seibold, Flo and Arthur Berude,
Grace and Bill Naylor, Earl and Ruth Beard, Elizabeth Jones, C. I. and
Betty Langdon, Clara Gilbert and Gus and Mary Hoecker. It was over 40
years since we had seen Marian Shepherd Seibold when the Shepherds and
the Shaws lived in 1422 A & B, Balboa Flats.

In Los Angeles we called on Ray and Lina Kelly in their interesting
hillside home among the Stars (Movie). In Glendale we saw Mrs. Lulu
M. Dewey and thrilled to see the luxurious homes, complete with large
swimming pools, of her daughters, Viola Dewey Ulin and Roselma Dewey
Dorrance of Burbank. Then we had dinner at Pike's with daughter Jean
Dewey who is employed in the Law Library of Los Angeles. Still looking
for Fred Bradley we finally found him "at home" within five minutes of
his return to Glendale from Las Vegas. Another day we drove to Whittier
to see Lil and Jack Evans but they were off looking at some homes in Re-
tirement Villages having decided to leave cold Colorado and reside in
warm California. But we met and enjoyed Ed. and Muriel Evans Neill
and their fine family of three. Chatted with Carl and Ethel Wanke by
We left Claremont April 1st for home via The Grand Canyon. We
continued on through the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. We
found the Henry Leisey's, Etta, in Albuquerque all agog over their recent
trip to the Reunion in Florida. Spent the evening in their comfortable
home as Etta related incidents of her teaching in the Indian school. Home,
in the Ozarks, aglow with color looked good and the two cats, Tomasina
and Brenda to welcome us.
Now this report is finished and we head for Western Hills Lodge near
Lake Fort Gibson in Oklahoma where we shall see our family, Col. Jim
and Alice Ray Wier who will drive from Denver to attend a Medical Con-
ference in the Lodge.
An enjoyable summer to y'all.
Blanche E. Shaw

The Society met for the first time since November 1962-for a lunch-
eon on April 17, 1963; we had a good attendance and enjoyable meeting
and visit, we now anticipate having our usual summer picnics until fall.
Capt. and Mrs. F. J. Reppa, Jr., had as their house guests-Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Heany of Ashstead, Surray, England. Mrs. Heany is the
former Cora Middleton who taught school in Cristobal, C.Z. Mr. Heany
was at one time connected with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company of
Cristobal, C.Z. The Heanys are touring the United States and will return
to England in November after visiting friends and relatives, and at the
same time seeing the beauty spots of our country.
In January-Paul and Betty Bentz enjoyed a delightful six day cruise

in the Florida Keys with retired pilot-Captain and Mrs. George D. Mead
aboard their yacht "Berrian". Also while in Florida for four weeks, the
Bentzes visited and saw numerous retired Canal Zone friends in St. Peters-
burg, Sarasota and Orlando; Mrs. Ruth Sill of Hendersonville, N.C. ac-
companied the Bentzes during the last week-end in March on a four day
jaunt to Charleston, S.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Wilmington, N.C. to see
fabulous Azalea Gardens in full bloom and the gorgeous Wisteria at its
Ernest Behlen reports that Olive is somewhat improved and was en-
joying a visit with her sister and brother-in-law-Mr. and Mrs. (Joyce)
Otto Wasmuth of Watertown, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Hiter are proud grand-parents, their son Bill and
his wife have a little daughter named Mary Lynn. They live in Martins-
ville, Va., where Bill works for DuPont.
Rose and Johnny Johnston report that their son Bob, wife Nancy and
daughter Jan a arrived for a visit March 30; April 3rd Bob and Nancy went
to Florida for a week, leaving Jan with Rose and Johnny. They arrived
back from Florida on 13 April and stayed another week. On Easter Sun-
day Al and Anne-with Debbie, Keith and Scotty arrived from Spartan-
burg, so it was a real re-union.
Tom Coleman was in and out of the hospital before we knew it!
Mrs. Tom Coleman (Barbara) will enter Mission Hospital, Ashe-
ville, N.C. on April 30, for eye surgery.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Howell traveled to Winston-Salem to spend the
Easter Holiday with their daughter Margaret and family, when they re-
turned home their grand-daughter April accompanied them, for a week's
Mr. and Mrs. Starford L. Churchill are quite happy, their son Star-
ford L. Churchill, Jr., and family are now residing in Asheville, N. C.
where Starford has accepted a position.
Our sympathy is extended to John Ferguson whose sister recently
passed away in N. Wilkesbarre, Pa.
Dorothea Churchill, Secretary


Members of our Society, as well as other friends, are rejoicing in the
fact that Nina Brown and Harvey McConaughley are greatly improved
after serious illnesses. Nina had brain surgery in Sequoia Hospital, Palo
Alto and Harvey suffered a heart attack while teaching his Sunday School

class and was hospitalized in Oakland. Both are up and around again.
Harold and Ruth Duncan of Saratoga were in Southern Canilfornia
to attend the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Lil and Jack Evans,
Greeley, Colo. on March 23rd. The former Pedro Miguel couple spent
the winter with members of their family in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. and Mrs. Houk of Palo Alto are looking for a new home in South-
ern California. Walter has been associate editor of Sunset magazine and
has recently been promoted to editor in the Southwest area. His wife is
the former Juanita Jensen of Balboa.
Elsie Holliwell, Canal Zone teacher recently retired has been visiting
Kaye Clark of San Rafael. She will make her home in Park Merced, San
Col. Henry A. Starrett and his wife Alma, came from Maine to spend
January and February with relatives in San Francisco. Henry, one time
Ancon Commissary Manager, was later Dept. Quarter Master in Corozal.
May Cotton (Mrs. Ernest C.) of Balboa visited for several weeks in
February and March with the Jerry Pragers of Berkeley. She made a short
trip to Boise, Idaho, for the arrival of her 5th great grandchild, Casey
Alan Corrigan, born March 12th to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Corrigan of that
city. The baby's mother is the former Wendy Cotton.
May's stay in Calforinia is also the occasion for a trip to Paradise,
California to visit Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Page,
former Canal Zone residents. Hanna and Arthur Beard and the Pragers
made the trip by car with her.
On March 17, Jerry and Florine Prager left with May to visit their
sister, Bea Fernandez and members of her family in Dallas, and on Easter
Sunday the four left Dallas for a visit with former Canal Zone friends
in the East. They visited Frances Horter in Hot Springs, Ark., and in
North Carolina with the Duke Lewis', the C. L. Johnstons'; the Fred
O'Rourke's and the Ralph Wanlass' in Hendersonville, in Asheville with
the Paul Bentz and in Weaverville with Sharkey and Olive Behlan. They
found Olive in a wheel chair but both she and Sharkey still their bright
and cheerful selves.
After motoring over the Blue Ridge Parkway and other beautiful
scenic spots they visited in the Finger Lakes Area in New York with the
Harold Bevingtons, the John Johnsons, and with Rhoda Howell, three
sisters who have resided in Rock Stream since leaving the Canal Zone, and
in Ithaca, New York with Bob Dwelle, now an associate professor at Cor-
nell University.

Members of the Northern California Panama Canal Society are look-
ing forward to a picnic to be held in June. Visitors in the Area interested
in attending are asked to contact the President or Secretary.
With all good wishes,
Florine G. Prager, Sec.-Treasurer


The Spring dinner-meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Los
Angeles was held at the Alexandria Hotel in Los Angeles on March 3,
1963; 89 folks attended, enjoyed a fine dinner, a delightful program and
a pleasant time. Mrs. Josephine Sheehy Huff, who came all the way from
Globe, Arizona, to be with us, presented an interesting talk on the life and
times of Stanley Gilbert, and recited two of his poems, "He Has Gone"
and "The Land of the Cocoanut Tree". Mrs. Huff was a nurse on the Zone
1908-1912 we all enjoyed her readings. David Smith, accompanied at
the piano by Dorothy Hamlin, entertained us with three numbers: "With-
out a Song", "Lonsome Road", and "Friend of Mine". As always, it was
a joy listening to them.
Several new faces were seen in the group: Mr. and Mrs. Burnice Her-
ring Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lester T. Brennan, Mrs. Dorothy Babicz Harrie: Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. McGillivray, their daughter and family-Dr. and Mrs. C.
Mansel Keene and children Kathy and Terry Keene; Mrs. Julia N. Mc-
Kenzie, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Monsanto, Mr. and Mrs. James Reccia, Mrs.
Louise Hartman, Mrs. Ethel Cooper: along with many of the well known
and faithful regulars.
We missed many of our old-timers at the dinner: among them Mr.
and Mrs. Otis Pritchett: Mr. Pritchett had eye surgery, but was getting
along fine. Also Jenny Mundberg of Santa Barbara wrote that Captain
Mundberg was doing pretty well after a very rough time- with 4 trips
to the hospital in 1962.
Mr. McGillvray wrote that he and his family enjoyed the get-together
very much, commented on the warmth and friendliness that prevailed a-
mong those attending. Dr. C. Mansell Keene is connected with the Califor-
nia State College System.
We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. E. O. Lohmann (Gertrude L.)
at the Presbyterian Hospital in Whittier, Calfornia, on January 22, 1963.
Services were held at the Rainbow Chapel, and interment at Rose Hills
Memorial Park.

We learned of the death of Mr. Harry Storm of Sunland: and Mr.
Francis Beale of San Jose, California no details.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon I. Edwards, whomade their home in Oceanside,
Calif. for a few years, are now living in Ben Wheeler, Texas-their address
is Route 1. They drove to Texas and were greeted with a severe storm:
rain, snow, wind and real cold, but they are looking forward to their new
life in Texas, near their family. They will live in their trailer until the
home is ready for them: about a half-mile from main Highway 64, 18 miles
from Tyler and 80 miles from Dallas. Mr. Edwards is going into the tile
business with his brother; ceramic, aluminum, vinyl, etc. We all wish
them much happiness and success in their new venture.
Mrs. Mary A. Welker, 55 Appletree Lane, North Haven, Connecticut,
is inquiring as to the whereabouts of her brother, Edwin Roy Arbuckle,
whose last address was 2331 Addison Way, Los Angeles. He was an engin-
eer on the Canal Zone, and later worked in Alaska. She wrote that her
other brother, A. L. Arbuckle of Washington, D.C. died in March 1962.
If anyone has news of Edwin Arbuckle, please contact Mrs. Welker.
Our next meeting will be a picnic at Brookside Park, Pasadena, on
Sunday, June 2, 1963. The fall picnic will be held in the same location
on October 6, 1963. All welcome the weather may be cool or rainy,
but the welcome will be warm.
Kindest regards to all,
Thelma E. Reppe, Secretary



The Fred Atkinsons stayed in Hot Springs this winter. Fred enjoyed
the horse racing. Bill Burns and sister are now relaxing after finishing
their house redecoration. "Mac" McCamey came over from Texas to
enjoy a few days at the races. John Walker is still about town, and our
V.I.P. Art Wynne commutes between his two homes, here, and the Hotel
Caddo in Arkadephia; Rita Kyle and children are well and looking for-
ward to their summer vacation. Mr. Horace Nuckols, 247 Hobson, an '06
C.Z. man who spends a lot of time in his wheelchair would enjoy hearing
from any C.Z. chums of those days.
Mrs. Wm. Bartholomew (Ann), is now at the Park Hotel, and com-
templates trips to Texas to a reunion of kinfolks, in the near future, also,
soon to visit Bill Jr. and family in St. Joseph, Mo.
Mrs. James L. Lundy (Joan), of Rochester, N.Y. and her 2 daughters,

Jan and Christina visited her mother, Mrs. Frances Horter, at the Park
Dr. and Mrs. James L. Lundy and children are now visiting his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lundy in their newly built home in Hattiesburg,
Mrs. Paul Spooner, (Ruth), from Minneapolis, Minn. is expected
soon to visit her mother, Mrs. F. Horter.
Mrs. Estelle DeCora is visiting her daughter and son-in-law and family
(Dr. Lanfords), of W. Memphis. Mrs. DeCora's invalid sister with whom
she lived passed away recently.
The Gerald Parkers who spent 5 weeks in W. Palm Beach near their
friends the Wm. Merchants, and attended the St. Pete Reunion, spent the
rest of the winter here were called by 'phone April 23 by son Gerald,
Jr. of Coldwater, Mich. who announced that a baby grandson was born
that morning. Their daughter, Mrs. Colleen Ducett and children are fine.
A friend from Southern California wrote about the passing of Mabel
Wellings Kuebler of Oceanside, Calif. on Feb. 25. Her death was sudden.
She leaves her husband, Al Kuebler and a married daughter and family.
Mrs. Kuebler was a former Balboa teacher, and Mr. Kuebler an Army
engineer at Fort Amador.
Another letter from El Cajon, Calif. states that Mrs. Jack C. Lamb
(Florence), who lives at 150 S. Anza St. is quite seriously ill in a near-
by hospital. She had a recent operation, but is now in a paralyzed con-
dition. The Lambs were residents here near Hot Springs before going to
El Cajon.
Jack and Ann Reinig returned from Highland Park, Ill. about the last
week of March. They spent the winter with daughter, Peggy (The Ed.
Fuciks) and family and Ann also spent part of it in the hospital, there,
where she underwent surgery. She is still convalescing, and we hope she
will be real well, soon.
The Ed Fuciks and children spent their Easter vacation in, and about
New Orleans, taking in the Azalea gardens and trails around Mobile and
other points of interest.
The Grover Bohans 'wintering' in Tampa, arrived at their Jones-
boro home about Eastertime. They are now at their daughter Betty's (Dr.
Ben Saltzman's) home in Mt. Home while the Saltzmans are on a conven-
tion tour. While in Tampa, Mrs. Rosalie Demers from CZ visited the
Bohans for a few days and went toward N.Y. City with stops enroute.
Recently, Dr. Ben Saltzman who is a national director of Rotary In-

international, was here in Hot Springs attending Dist. 617 of Rotary Inter-
national meeting at the Arlington Hotel on April 10-11. He especially
discussed the Foundation Program.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. North of Tampa, Fla. are now in Hot Springs
as visitors. Mr. North is a patient in St. Joseph hospital. We wish him
a speedy recovery.
My annual trip to Indiana, my home state, was made earlier than
usual this year-from Jan. to April. It was very cold, lengthy, and very
sad. My dear mother was very ill and passed on March 13.
Mr. and Mrs. John Snodgrass, (Jane), are expected to move here to
Hot Springs about May 1st, from Prescott, Ark., where they have resided
since retiring from C.Z. He was the city plumber of Gamboa, and Pres-
cott is their native home. We hope they decide to stay here permanently.
The Lynn Cottrels have departed on their annual sojourn to their
native Wisconsin to spend the summer. They expected to stop enroute in
Chicago to visit daughter Vivian, husband, and family.
Mrs. Anna Piper is currently in St. Joseph Hospital. We hope her
health improves quickly.
The Eugene Hartshornes of Seattle write that they were favored by
a recent visit from Mrs. Elmer Haw, with her guests, her daughter, Mrs.
Margaret Teegarten and Mrs. David Nanney, (Lucille Cook) the latter
from Palo Alto, Calif. The last named ladies were girlhood friends and
schoolmates on the Zone.
Mrs. Hazel Kilbey of Diablo Hts., wife of C. W. Kilbey, sailed on
P.R.R. liner on April 22 to visit her parents near St. Joseph, Mo. Mr.
Kilby and daughter,Tina will join her as soon as the CZ. schools close
for summer. I hope they all decide to stop in Hot Springs for a visit, too!
The Dick Penningtons of Gatun are expected 'up' on vacation in N.
Jersey, soon after Dick, Jr. graduates from High School this year. They
will go to Trenton to visit Mrs. Howard Pennington, Dick Sr.'s mother,
and his sister Doris' family, (The John Palmers), of Trenton and other
kin and friends.
Hasta Manana,
Frances S. Dorn

When you point a finger of scorn at somebody else, take a look at
your hand. You'll see that three fingers are pointing back at you.
Persian Proverb


The New York Society of the Panama Canal held its 39th Annual
Reunion on Saturday, May 4th, with a Luncheon at the Brass Rail Restaur-
ant, 521 5th Avenue, New York City. Colonel Ralph H. Sartor, presided.
After a standing toast to "The President of the United States" Colonel
Sartor welcomed the ladies present, also the new members who were pres-
ent for the first time.
At the conclusion of the Luncheon, Colonel Sartor expressed to Colo-
nel Goethals our pleasure in having him with us again this year. Colonel
Goethals responded, stating how pleased he was to meet so many of his
old friends.
Colonel then called on Bill Russell for comments as to his opinion
of the probable future status of the Panama Canal. Mr. Russell gave a
most interesting discourse, beginning with the treaty of 1903; the construc-
tion of the Canal and the many improvements made by the United States
government in the cities of Colon and Panama, including the recently com-
pleted Thatcher Ferry Bridge across the Canal. He referred to the Amend-
ments to the original treaty, all to the benefit of Panama. Mr. H. T. Critch-
low also spoke on the subject, as did Mr. James Trimble and Captain Wm.
Hearon. It was the opinion of those who spoke, that the present generation
of young Panamanias would be difficult to deal with.
Dr. Edward Salisbury, our Vice-President expected to be with us, but
as a member of the Board of the Gorgas Memorial Institute, he was in
Panama. A letter from Dr. Salisbury from Panama, was received on the
morning of the Reunion and read to the members present.
A communication was received from Fred Swanson, of Tyler, Texas,
entitled "Reminiscences for Anniversaries", in lieu of his attendance. It
dealt with the"Final Obseques of Gorgona and Culebra". A copy was
given to each person present, with many favorable comments from the
Communications were received from the following, who expressed
regrets that they could not be present and asked to be remembered to all.
From Joseph Beaumont, Peace Dale, R.I.; Harry Bloss, Tampa, Fla.;
Harry Bortin, Burlingame, Calif.; Harry Case, Trenton, N.J.; Harold
Delevante, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Pat Farrell, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Fred Frederik-
sen, New York City; Matt Follman, Cincinnati, Ohio; Floyd Freeman,
Midland, Mich.; Earl Harding, New York City; William Kennedy, Miami
Beach, Fla.; Jeff King, Cranford, N.J.; D. R. McIntyre, Madeira Beach,

Fla;. Wm. McCann, Hopewell, Va.; Wm. McCauley, N. Y. City; Fred
Martin, Tuckahoe, N.Y.; Edw. Maltby, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Walter Ross,
Washington, D.C.; Hartley Rowe, Newton Center, Mass.; Harmon Swart,
Bal Harbour, Fla.; Hon. Maurice Thatcher, Washington, D.C.; Adolph
Wuelper, Bayonne, N.J.
It was with profound sorrow that the death of the following members
during the past year, was announced.
William H. May, at Wilmington, Delaware, January 1963
Harry Strong, at Harrison, New York, April 1963
Although not members of the New York Society, the deaths of Fred
DeV. Sill and Colonel Dan Wright, was announced.
For the year 1963, the following were elected -
President ---- --- Ralph H. Sartor
Vice-President .-------- Dr. Edw. I. Salisbury
Secretary-Treasurer _------John J. Fitzpatrick
William E. Russell Maurice B. DePutron James T. Eason
At the close of the Meeting, Colonel Sartor expressed his apprecia-
tion to those who had travelled considerable distance to be with us, with
the hope that we would all be present at our next Reunion.
John J. Fitzpatrick, Secretary-Treasurer


The Canal Zone Junior College Faculty has a distinction shared by
few college and university faculties: Every full-time instructor has been
accepted for membership in the American Association of University'Pro
fessors. Membership in the AAUP requires at least a master's degree plus
three years of teaching experience at the college level. Faculty members
who have been accepted by the AAUP are, Subert Turbyfill, Mrs. Mary
Journeay, Dr. Dorothy Moody, Miss Margaret Gately, Kenneth Vinton,
Shephard Clark, Morris Finkelstein, Charles R. Bowen, DeWitt Myers,
Dr. Kenneth Lake, Donall Musselman, Dr. James Johnson, Dr. Charles
L. Latimer,Jr., Dean of the Junior College, and Clarence Vosburgh.
The arrival of 46 trailer fans, calling themselves the "Highroaders,"
in the Canal Zone'took Zone and Panama authorities by surprise. The age
and prowess'of the 23 couples, ave-tging 60-plus years, also surprised a
hastily gathered reception committee.

Advance runners brought the news to the Isthmus that 23 huge trail-
ers, towed by vehicles ranging from trucks to Cadillacs, were on their way
to the Zone after a 7,000 mile trip from the United States to Panama
through Central America.
Four years ago the Caravan Club made a 4 months tour of Africa
over some of the toughest trails ever traversed. But, despite their age, the
club members take their time and experience no worse troubles than an
occasional broken spring and flat tires.
All travel papers for the Americans are made out to Panama so the
trailer group could not stay in the Canal Zone. Tourist Commission mem-
bers got together and decided that the caravan would be bedded down for
the night at the President Remon Racetrack.
"Junior" is leaving the Canal Zone Junior College.
As the college marks its 30th birthday this fall, adds a third year to
its curriculum, and settles into new quarters in La Boca, it also will drop
"junior" from its name and become, simply, the Canal Zone College.
The expansion to a three-year curriculum is designed to accommodate
the increasing number of Canal Zone residents who want additional col-
lege education.
The third-year program has been granted accredation by the Com-
mission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Associa-
tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
College enrollment'has climbed from a peak of 340 during the 1961-
62 academic year to 763 during the current semester, including more than
400 part-time students.
The thousands of tourists and local residents who visit Miraflores
Locks each month soon will be able to view the locks operation from a
modern two-story visitor's pavilion which will have seats for as many as
50 or more persons and a new loudspeaker system over which members
of the Canal Zone Guide Service can deliver lectures.

With arrival, of the dry season, the picnic area on top of Contractors
Hill has become so popular that lighting has been installed so that the
area can be used safely by groups for moonlight'or starlight barbecues.
The lights were put in by the Electrical Division in each of the picnic
cookout shelters..

Hundreds of Isthmians crowded the Cristobal piers area recently as
,the longest ship in the world, the France, tied up for its first visit to the
Canal Zone.

Three Panama Canal tugs and three pilots watched over the luxury
liner as she steamed into her Pier 9 birth. Capt. Roy L. Hearn headed
the group of pilots guiding the France into Cristobal Piers from Limon
When a Canal pilot says he's "got a stemwinder", he means he is
going aboard one of those really big, broad, newer tankers and ore ships
which has its bridge way aft.
Nobody along the waterfront recalls how the low-riding behomeths
came to be called "stemwinders," but there's a suspicion the name was
coined by some harassed pilot who found that when he was standing on
the bridge he was too far astern to see how the bow was entering the Locks.
The waterway had handled many longer and some wider ships than,
for example, the Oswego Defender. But the bigger vessels were passenger
liners or warships provided with crow's-nests or other points of vantage
from which assistant pilots could observe and give signals.
An assistant pilot peering over its stumpy bow cannot see either side
of its hull. And if he looks over the side, he might not be able to judge
the exact course on which the ship is aimed.
The problem was solved by the design of twin conning-station or
lookout-post rigs placed aft the bow on port and starboard. Usually they
are constructed of short lengths of aluminum pipe screwed together. Each
rig has a platform on which an assistant pilot may walk back and forth,
plus a canvas cover to give him a little protection from rain or sun.
When the Oswego Defender showed up in Cristobal Harbor, her two
"temporary bridges" already were in place.

A draft bonus which may permit the big super cargo ships to carry
thousands of dollars more cargo through the Panama Canal, is now being
worked out by the Marine Division on a trial basis.
A trial shipment of melons grown in Panama was made recently to
Florida. Fifty cases of melons grown in Chitre, Pese, Los Santos and Las
Tablas were shipped by the Ministry of Agriculture to United Purveyors,
Inc. of Miami. Officials said that if the trial shipment is successful, Pan-
ama may export 100,000 pounds of melons next dry season.

For the first time, a ship bunkered in Panamanian waters in the
Pacific recently prior to transiting the Panama Canal.
The Greek-flag freighter Thalis anchored on the seaward side between
Taboga and Taboguilla islands and took on 2400 barrels of bunkers from
a Panama Refinery barge.


Mrs. Bessie Haldeman, died May 4th, 1963 at her home in Houston,
after a 7 weeks illness. Mrs. Haldeman who was 72 years old, was a native
Houstonian. She is survived by her husband Ezra P. Haldeman of Hous-
ton; daughters, Mrs. Joyce Collinge of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs.Theran
Mitchell, Houston, Mrs. Gail Hollingsworth, Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Betty
Underwood, Annagale, Va.; a son, George Haldeman, San Francisco, Cali-
fornia; a brother, G. Lee Wright and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Rothwell of
Houston; 11 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Mrs. Lois De La Mater Bates, San Rafael, California, and Paul M.
Bates, Jr., of Honolulu, Hawaii, announce the marriage of their daughter,
Carol Ann, to First Lieutenant Donald Dean Christy at Hamilton Air Force
Base, California on April 20, 1963. Mrs. Christy attended schools in the
Canal Zone and in Calfornia. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ann W.
De La Mater, Greenville, North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Cox of Balboa announce the engagement of
their daughter Eileen Elizabeth to Captain Geoffery T. Cowell, son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Cowell of Warsaw, Poland.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl P. Trillhaase of Arlington, Va., announce the birth
of a son, Walter George, on March 14, 1963. Mrs. Trillhaase is the former
Georgia Cotton Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Smith, St.
Petersburg, Fla. Little Walter is their second child and second son.

Presentation of the Panama Canal Distinguished Service Award, as
official recognition and commendation to P. Alton White, who retired as
chief of the Dredging Division, took place in the office of Canal Zone Gov-
ernor Ribert T. Fleming, Jr. White, after saying goodbye to his associates
and employees in the Dredging Division, pulled the steam whistle on the
locomotive crane in the yard as he left. The Hercules and the barge service
station answered and Edward J. Russell, property records clerk, came out
on the office balcony and blew a police whistle.

Subert Turbyfill, Dean of Men and Director of the Canal Zone Junior
College Summer Session, has been awarded a silver cup as an outstanding

faculty sponsor by Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity, the honorary scholastic
fraternity for Junior Colleges in the United States.
The presentation was made recently in Miami Beach, Florida, where
Mr. Turbyfill took part in the national convention of the fraternity.
A teacher of speech and dramatics in the Canal Zone Division of
Schools, Mr. Turbyfill was instrumental in establishing Phi Theta Kappa
in the Canal Zone Junior College. He has been faculty sponsor for the
fraternity during the 18 years that the group has had a chapter here. He
is also one of the few honorary members of National Phi Theta Kappa.

Cadet Fitzgerald, the son of Mrs. Maxine C. Fitzgerald and a Balboa
High School graduate, has received his third assignment aboard a ship
during his Sea Year phase of training. His position aboard the vessel op-
erated by States Steamship Company is equivalent to that of a Junior
Officer. The Cadet, now in his Plebe year, is taking a four-year course
offered by the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
During his tour of Sea Year duty, the Cadet will see such ports as
Midway, Yokohama, Kobe, Naha, Hong Kong, Honolulu and Shimizu.
Judith Hotz of Balboa has been presented the Microphone Award by
DePauw University's campus radio station for outstanding service during
the current academic year.
Established in 1949 as the nation's first 10-watt non-commercial edu-
cational FM station, WGRE has since boosted its power to 250 watts and
now serves a major part of west Central Indiana.
Judy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thoe Hotz and is a senior at
DePauw. She graduated from Balboa High School.

The Venerable Edward J. Cooper, first chaplain of the Isthmian Canal
Commission and rector emeritus of Christ-Church-by-the-Sea, was made an
Honorary Lead Pilot of the Panama Canal by Governor Fleming on April
16. The presentation of the Master Key Certificate to Honorary Lead Pilot
Cooper was made by Gov. Fleming during a program at Christ-Church-by-
the-Sea honoring Father Cooper on his 100th birthday.

Elmer B. Stevens, who was resident engineer on the $20-million
Thatcher Ferry Bridge Project at Balboa, received the Distinguished Ser-
vice Award, the Panama Canal's highest award, from the Canal Zone Gov-
ernor Robert J. Fleming, Jr., in a ceremony in the Governor's office in the
Administration Building. Stevens retired after a quarter century of service
with the Canal Organization.

Extending his congratulations and many thanks, Fleming told Stevens
that he had truly earned the high award.
Stevens, who was graduated from the University of Vermont with a
civil engineering degree, spent a good part of his time designing and build-
ing bridges up to the day he joined the bridge project.
He designed the Gatun Locks swing bridge, and he made the cost esti-
mate for the bridge at Balboa on which the Thatcher Ferry Bridge appro-
priation was based.
Stevens was asked where he planned to go after retirement from the
Canal organization the end of January. He answered he didn't know as yet.
It would be wherever his next job took him.

Mrs. Paul R. McDonald, the former Mariemma Smith, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. David C. Smith, St. Petersburg, Fla., is leaving St. Peters-
burg where she has been living with her two sons, Paul and Mark, for the
past 17 months, while their husband and father, Sgt. Paul R. McDonald,
has been stationed in Korea, to join him at his present station, Camp A.
P. Hill, Bowling Green, Virginia.


Dear Ex-Canal Friends:
You are cordially invited to Join the Panama Canal Society of
Florida. The Canal Record, our News Booklet, is issued quarterly, and
a Year Book is mailed to members in December of each year.
Dues are $3.00 annually, and payable in January. Members coming
in after July 1st will pay $1.50 for 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:
POST OFFICE Box 11566,


Did you know that 28 Peace Corps volunteers have gone to
work in a public health program in Western Panama a parachute
force of 1262 members has been sent to the C.Z. Panamanian thugs
are gathering in Interior towns to escape police the Canal Zone Li-
brary is now using a "charge-a-plate" system for checking out books .
the PanCanal film in color is being shown aboard ships on cruises the
Panama Railroad is offering its air-conditioned coach for trans-Isthmian
charter C.Z. Police cars are now many hued to sneak oup on
speeders .. several U.S. and European insurance companies have refused
to insure goods consigned to Panama because of pilfering ... C.Z. Police-
men are now wearing Milan straw sheriff style hats the ferries Pres.
Amador and Roosevelt traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador under their own
power ship traffic through the Panama Canal hit a five year low in
January Dr. Neva Wieseke of Gorgas Hospital is a member of the
C. Z. Judo club the composition of this publication of the Record
is not the Editor's idea.

Thanks to all reporters for sending their news on time; to everyone
who sent clippings, pictures and news about themselves; This is necessary
to keep the Record going. On newspaper articles please give the name of
Keep the news coming.
Betty Lockridge, Record Editor
2600 Pinellas Point Drive South,
Telephone 867-2315 St. Petersburg 12, Florida

The following have been added or addresses changed or corrected since the
Year Book was printed. (*) denotes change or correction.

Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L.-
c/o American Consulate Gen./USAID -------------------. Georgetown
Catron, Mr. and Mrs. James O.-Box 123-----------....-------.---Gamboa
Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.-Box 103 ---------------------- --Gatun
*Engelke, Mrs. Mary L.-Box 2972-----------------------------Cristobal
Flenniken, Mrs. Lucille M.-Box 204----------------_..------- Gamboa
Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F.-Box 153----------------------Margarita
Huldtquist, Mr. and Mrs. R. F., Jr.-Box 1143---------- ------Cristobal
Nix, Mr. and Mrs. Carl N.-Box 456 --------------- --------- Gatun
*Pratt, Miss Lillian L.-Box 854---------------------------------- Balboa
Roe, Mrs. Samuel, Jr.-Box 1065--- -----------------------------Balboa
Schear, Mr. Gerard K.-Box 176------------------------ .Balboa Heights
*Smith, Miss Gertrude A.-Box "O"-----------------------Balboa Heights
Violette, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.-Box 282----------------------------. Balboa
Walker, Miss Frances P.-Box 1435--------- --------------- Balboa
*Wood, Mrs. Ernest L.-54-D Craftmore Drive------------.-------- Prichard
*Crooks, Mr. and Mrs. Michael I.-10343 Pinehurst Drive----------Sun City
*Bartholomew, Mrs. William F.-The Park Hotel-------------- Hot Springs
*Mock, Mrs. T. P.-Box 57----------------------------------Prairie Grove
Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Walter-403 Justis Street----------- Mountain Home
*Wynne, Mr. Arthur W.-300 Main Street------------------ Hot Springs
*Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C.-16 West Woodruff Avenue--------- Arcadia
Allen, Mr. and Mrs. William H.-4 Saipan Street
APRA Heights Guam
F.P.O. 926------------------San Francisco
Boehncke, Mrs. Ketherine-4674- 71st Street---L------------------La Mesa
*Campbell, Mrs. Esther E.-1663 North Cypress Street------------La Habra
*Frank, Mrs. Estelle-c/o Wm. E. Hoffman
501 North Rossmore Avenue --------------------------..Los Angeles 4
*Liebeler, Mrs. Naomi Kerr-105 West Hilcrest Blvd.------------Monrovia
*Longmore, Mrs. H. T.-642 Blythe Court Apartment 10-------- Sunnyvale
*Lupfer, Mr. and Mrs. C, M.-96 North Lima St. Apt. F ---- Sierra Madre
*Monroe, Miss Eloise-660 Central Avenue (temp.)---------------- Shafter
*Ruley, Mrs. Anna S.-138/2 Palo Verdes Blvd.--------------- Redondo Beach
Wirtz, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.-679 Los Ninos Way------ -----Los Altos
*Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver-65 Water Street------------------ -- Guilford
*Ladd, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H.-4 Glover Avenue------------------ Newton
Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Norman A., Jr.-R.F.D. No. 2, Pumpkin Hill, New Milford
Wickham, Mr. G. Dorrance-1100 Bradywine Blvd.-Bellefonte -Wilmington
Burkle, Mrs. Alice A.-980 62nd Ave. South-Apt. 8-B-------St. Petersburg 5
Carr, Mrs. Bertha B.-1680 S.W. 14th Terrace--------------------.Miami 45
*Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. G. E., Sr.-5409 14th Avenue South ----- Gulfport 7

*Collier, Mr. and Mrs. George P.
P. O. Box 11071, Coral Ridge Station-- ----------------Fort Lauderdale
Dewey, Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett G.-1631 Columbia Street------------Lakeland
*Eckhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A.-1177 Wisconsin Ave., Gulf Acres..--Naples
Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F.-c/o D. E. McDonough
35 West Columbia Street----------------------------------Orlando
Hammond, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice-138 Glen Ellen Mobile Court-----Clearwater
Hart, Mrs. Alice-445 N.W. 30th Terrace------------ ----Fort Lauderdale
*Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H.-6650 5th Ave. No. (temp.)_St. Petersburg 10
*Hulsebosch, Mrs. P. C.-4461 Birmingham Street---------.-----------.TTice
*Hunt, Miss Caroline-441 33rd Street No.,-Apt. 411 ------ St. Petersburg 13
Hunt, Mrs. Mamie J. Fagan-226 Anita Avenue-----------. Daytona Beach
Isher, Mr. and Mrs. John O.-Route 1, Box 82-------------------Plant City
*Kuhrt, Capt. and Mrs. W. H.-451 33rd St. No., Apt. 715._ St. Petersburg 13
*McKeown, Mr. and Mrs. Albert-441 33rd St. No., Apt. 712-_St. Petersburg 13
*Neely, Mrs. Robert J.-3849 Prudence Drive (after July 1, 1963)-----Sarasota
*Persons, Mrs. Charles L.-451 33rd Steet No.-Apt. 205 -- St. Petersburg 13
*Pollack, Mr. and Mrs. Walter-1728 Midlothian St.-Tri-Par-Estates, Sarasota
Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C.-2540 N.E. 48th Street-------.-- Pompano Beach
*Schapow, Mr. and Mrs. Walter T.
c/o Stotter Construction Co.-799 N.E. 125th St. (temp.), North Miami 61
*Schultz, Mr. Warren G.-3309 Corona Street--------------------- Tampa 9
*Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. H. Doyle-1064 North Tamiami Trail _North Fort Myers
*Sibus, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence-Box 4233, Sunrise Post Office_ Fort Lauderdale
*Taylor, Mrs. Mabel B.-c/o John Betterly-802 South Lake Drive-----Lantana
*Tezanos, Mr. and Mrs .Anthony-424 Ruth Street------------------ Orlando
*Treadwell, Mrs. Howard-(formerly Mrs. Betty Whaler)
4211 4th Avenue South---------------------------St. Petersburg 11
*Trower, Mrs. James D.-10041 S.W. 16th Street------------------- Miami 55
Webster, Mr. and Mrs. W. K.-640 Bay Street------------- Fort Walton Beach
*Whaler, Mr. and Mrs. George R.-(temp.)
c/o Mrs. Howard Treadwell, 4211 4th Avenue South----St. Petersburg 11
Wfllson, Col. Harry S. (Ret.)
c/o Elks Club, Apt. 2 731 Arlington Avenue North--- ___ St. Petersburg I
*Wright, Mrs. Dan E.-827 14th Avenue North-------------St. Petersburg 1
*Spalding, Mrs. Corinne H.-1181 Stewart Ave., S.W.-Apt. 3----- .. Atlanta 10
*Sonneman, Mrs. O. F., Jr.-1512 Riley Road---------------------- Muncie
*Sanders, Mr. Irl L.-1703 South 4th Street--------------------_ Louisville
Simms, SFC and Mrs. Charles A.-7838-B Dietz Acres .----------- ort Knox
*Ewing, Miss Clifford Hilda
US PHS Hospital Nurses Quarters-210 State Street----------New Orleans 18
Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer B.-704 Eason Place-------------------.Monroe
*Hills, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W.-(Summer)-8 Hardon Avenue -----Camden
*Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G.-(All Mail- Route 2)---------------.Alfred
*Clancy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J.-c/o Postmaster -----. ------..Monponsette
*McTyier, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.-240 Pearse Road (May thru October)-__Swansea
*Milloy, Mrs. James C.-P. O. Box 115--------------------- West Harwich
Lulfs, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F.-840 Scott Avenue----------------.. Northville
*Lundy, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.-351 Emerson Drive----------------Hattiesburg
Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben C-Box 326--------------------. Columbia

*Earhart, Mrs. Troy W.-3434 St. Marys Avenue------- --------Hannibal
*Sievers, Mr. and Mrs. R. C-7367 Wayne Avenue-------_--------St. Louis 30
Drawbaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Paul I.-R.F.D. No.2--------------------Massena
*Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Russell L.-24 Jewel Street---------------Rochester 21
*Hild, Rev. J. S., C.M.
c/o Our Lady of Lebanon, 1120 Niagara Street-----------Niagara Falls
*Hughes, Mrs. Mary Josephine
c/o M. W. Hughes, 204-A, R.F.D. No. 5---------------------Kingston
*Wickham, Miss Frances A.-103 Linden Avenue--------- ------.Middletown
*Blaney, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.-Imperial Court, Box 27---------Mt. Pleasant
*Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. S. L., Jr.-Box 2248 --------_------------ -Asheville
Madry Mrs. Dennis, Jr. (Judy Gray)-518 South Mendenhall- .....Greensboro
*Burgess, Mrs. Lova M.-215 North Ohio Avenue----------------- Wellston
*Tiernan, Miss Ellen M.-1001 Glann Road-----------------------Toledo 7
*Ewing, Mrs. Eula J.-1633 N.W. 25th-------- ----- -----..---- Oklahoma City
*Fessler, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.-1239 South Indianapolis----------------Tulsa 12
*Chance, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A.-Route 3, Box 900 A----------------_ Albany
*Dunning, Mrs. William R.-R.D. No. 1------------------------ Prospect
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. John F.-544 Lucia Road------__------Pittsburgh 21
*Scholefleld, Mrs. Jack-479 Delaware Street----------------------.Peckville
*Wood, Mrs. Robert S.-332 South Second Avenue ----------------- Lebanon
*Kelly, Miss Florence-2-C Lewis Village-------------------- Greenville
*Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Donald-Box 23------------------ _-----_- Presho
*Carkeet, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart G.-21 East Fernwood Avenue---- Memphis 9
*Sanford, Mr. and Mrs. George H.-111 Church Street------------- Smyrna
Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Paul--------------------------------- ---Ridgeley
*Ackerman, Mrs. K. D.-10100 Galway Drive---------- ---------. Dallas 18
Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.-828 Grubb Drive---------------.Mesquite
*Ellis, Mrs. Peggy J.-6442 Brookside----------------------- Houston 23
*Hesner, Mrs. George E.-451 Cloverleaf Ave. Apartment 3- San Antonio 9
Ladd, Mr. and Mrs. John P.-2108 Potomac Drive---------------Carrollton
*Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C.-6530 Sivley Avenue------------ Houston 55
*Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L.-(after August 1963)
c/o Dr. Robert F. Kennedy, 9 Main Street (temp.)------- Waterbury
*Webb, Mrs. W. Wilkes-Route 1, Box 83------------------------ Buchanan
Namur, Mr. Brun (Bo)-1140 North 94th Street------------------_Seattle 3



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.

for Membership Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA
Name --------------------

Name (Wife) --------------------


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

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 ---


City----------------- -------.------ Zone--- State -----

Recorded: Date---------------------------- Card No. ---------

Dues $4.00 per year, effective Jan. 1964. Add 45c to checks on Canal Zone banks.




for Membership
Residents of
Florida Only



Address-- ---------------------------------Box---------

City. ------ ---------------- -- ----------------.-Zone-----------.


Name.- ------............------.---- ...--------------------.......



Amount Enclosed $---------------- (Check)--- (M.O.)----. (Cash).--..

Approved by-------------------------------- Guard date--.....----------..
DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children $1.00 per year.

Payment Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG 33, FLORIDA

Name-- ----------- ---------------------------------------------
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.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Conkerton and Gilbert Owens

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cox

Mrs. W. C. Webber and Mrs. Marie Coffey, St. Petersburg, Florida

r dZlii:;~!


Mr. and Mrs. Eddie May, Tampa, Florida

Col. and Mrs. George Poole -- Mrs. Carl Brown Mrs. Harriet Keenan

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Parmelee, Clearwater, Florida

Jeff and Donni Rogers

Children of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Don Rogers (Edythe Weisiger) Madrid, Spain

Panama Canal Society of Florida
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg 33, Florida

U. S. PFeo *
St. Petrsburg, Fk.
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