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Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
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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.
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Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 4 (Nov. 1976); title from cover.

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Courtesy--Panama Canal Company


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REUNION- any Yearl

Carol (Sergeant)Hoover, Bea, Capt. Dick and Kay Sergeant, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

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Delegates to NARCE convention- Jacksonville, Fla. Bottom row- Genevieve Quinn,
Toms River, N.J., lola Wagner, Mt. Home Ark. Beth Grady, Lakeland, Fla. Mr.
Edward, Levy, Mr. Walter Wagner and Mr. Wm. Grady.

Peter, Amie and Mary children of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kennedy, Brandon, Vt.

Officers of N. W. North Carolina- Pres. Clarence Howell, Vice Pres. Esther Hodges,
Sec. Inez Ward, Treas. Tommy Sawyer.

Long before the Kennedys sparked the physical fitness fad these four lads made
headlines in Panama by hiking the 50 miles from Balboa to Colon. They accomp-
lish-d th-,r bi. r.ering feat in the summer of 1929. They made it in a little over
20 hours. inc lud;ni rest breaks.
Followi,ne ure rrre the foot-sore foursome posed for the picture. Reliving their
moment of glor (tr,i boyhood friends gathered at the same spot for this picture.
No. thc~'rs not planning another hike.
Left to rieht Ln both pictures are. William H. Devore. and Elmer B. Orr of the
Accountrna Dialsion; Charles J. Williams of the Railroad Division. and Charles W.
Hurmmer. of the Specifications and Estimates Branch.

The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships

Ernest M. Kieswetter J. F. Warner
President Founder
Cecil M. Banan Executive Committee
Vice-President S Ernest M. Kieswetter
Lucille S. Judd Cecil M. Banan
Secretary-Treas. Lucille S. Judd
Betty Lockridge Betty Lockridge
Mary Belle Hicks
Record Editor Andy Fraser
Mary Belle Hicks Dewey Goodwin
Recording Sec'y. Albert McKeown
Martin Nickel David S. Smith
Chaplain Sergeant-at-Arms


Mark up another big "WELL DONE" for NARCE. Effective
Dec. 1 annuities will be increased Retirees and survivors whose
annuities started after Oct. 1, 1956 will receive an increase of 6.1%.
Retirees and survivors with a beginning date prior to Oct. 1, 1956
will receive an increase of 11.1%. In the case of survivors of em-
ployees who died or retired before April 1, 1948, the annuity
increase will be further increased to 15% or $10.00 per month which-
ever is less.

In addition to the pay increase the cost of living index formula
has been revised to provide future increases in pay when the
cost of living goes up 3% and holds for a period of three months.
We will be looking forward to the recommendations of the Cab-
inet level Committee on Retirement Systems. This committee will
make their report Dec. 1, 1965 and it is expected the President will
in turn make his recommendations to the new congress after
January 1966.

G. C. Lockridge

Legislative Representative


Paul M. Bell Poliie Division 24 years, 21 days.
Roger L. Deakins Electricai Div. 31 years, 11 months, 11 days.
Emmett O. Kiernam Locks Div. 26 years, 10 months, 3 days.
Thomas C. Lear Funeral Director 14 years, 3 months, 3 days.
John A. Taber -- Fire Div. 37 years, 7 months, 21 days.
Capt, H; R. Johnson Asst. Captain of the Port 25 years, 10
months, 23 days.
Charles 1 Kline --ngineering Div. 14 years, 9 months, 9 days.
Johi L. Ma6ht Electrical Div. 13 years, 10 months, 29 days.
Capt. James E. Matthews Pilot 1 year, 6 months, 11 day .
Alfred C. Mlullentianx Industrial Div. 21 years, 1 month, 2 days.
Mrs. Elsie Naughton Teacher 28 years, 8 months, 5 days.
Earl C. Ort Supply Div. 33 years, 5 months, 14 days.
Reubbh 1t. keed Terminals Div. 24 years, 11 months, 4 days.
Mrs. Dolores M. Robertson Telephone Operator 8 years, 17
Mrs. Alice Suisman Gorgna Hospital 24 years, 3 months, 24
John F. Voss Electrical Div. 26 years, 8 months, 7 days.
Charles H. Crosby Locks Div. 26 years, 3 months, 14 days.
Btuton J. Deveau Electrical Div. 12 years, 11 months, 4 days.
Capt. Maurice F. Dunn Navigation Div. 23 years, 1 month,
8 days.
Mrs. Ruth I. T. Elderq Obco Solo Hospital- 21 years, 15 days.
Everett Leo Farlow Civil Affairs 37 years, 1 month, 3 days.
Mrs. EVt MI. (Irassau Payrbol Biaith 24 years, 4 miihthis, 16
Andrew Metzger Locks Div. 1 years, 2 months, 5 days.
Ralph Skinner Comptroller's Office 33 years, 11 months, 2
iurman S. Spangler Maintenance Div. 26 years, 10 months,
21 day.



Baskets b0 yellow and white gladiolus and palms decorated the
Wesley Methodist Church in Urbana, Illinois, June 11, 1966, for the
marriage of Miss Marjorie Jean Miller and Mr. Richard Dean Bar-
nett. The Reverend Behnjain G arHi;och read the double ring vows.

Miss Mary S. Brigham-Teacher, Schools Division-23 years, 8
months, 20 days.
Charles V. Scheidegg-Locks Division-25 years, 4 months, 29 days.
Mrs. Nina I. Mitchell-Gorgas Hospital-22 years, 2 months, 3 days.
George R. Howard-Police Division-28 years, 6 months, 12 days.



Mr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Holden of Gamboa announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Carol
Holden, to Everett Perry of Newport, Rhode Island, presently
stationed at Quarry Heights.
Miss Holden was born in Kodiak, Alaska. Her home state is
Mr. Perry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Perry of Newport,
Rhode Island.

Miss Bonnie L. Davis and Mr. Edward V. Dolan were married at
Sacred Heart Chapel, Ancon, July 3rd, 1965. The Reverend Patrick
Leonard, C. M. officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Davis of
Diablo Heights, and the bride-groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Dolan of Balboa Heights.
Mr. John Ridge, organist, played pre-nuptual selections and the
wedding marches.
Miss Jeannie Halvosa was maid of honor. Mr. George Dolan,
brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Mr. James Dolan,
another brother of the bridegroom, served as usher.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the
Roosevelt Room of the Tivoli Guest House.

The Rev. and Mrs. William W. Baldwin, Sr., of St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church, Cocoli, announce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Vicki Lynne to Mr. Robert Paul Pedersen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Norman H. Pedersen, Sr., of Far Fan. Miss Baldwin attended the
Canal Zone College and Trinity College at San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Pedersen is employed by the Power Unit, Post Engineers,

Mr. and Mrs. Warren K. Gerhart of Cocoli announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Elizabeth to Timothy Lasher, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Lasher of Gatun.

Wedding vows were exchanged on June 12, in St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Laurel, Maryland by Miss Barbara Ann Bartlett of Balboa,
and Richard Marion Garlitz, Cumberland, Maryland.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Bartlett of
Balboa. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Garlitz
of Cumberland, Md.
The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Conice
Treacy. Dorothy Moran, Manchester, New Hampshire was organist.
Attending the bride were Miss Marlene Fedon, Pan Argyl, Penn.,
as maid of honor; and Miss Anne Garlitz, Cumberland, Maryland,
sister of the bridegroom.
The best man was Jack Gilmore, Cumberland, Md., while Van
Parsons, Miami, Fla., Patrick Bartlett, Balboa, the bride's brother
and Jim Casey, New Haven, Conn., served as ushers.
A reception was held at Steward Towers, in Laurel. Mrs. Charles
Norris of Washington, D. C., was in charge of the bride's book.
Included among the out-of-town guests were Miss Marvel Davison
and Miss Cathrine Watson.
A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, Mrs. Garlitz is
employed as a mathematician for the Department of Defense, Wash-
Mr. Garlitz was graduated from the University of Notre Dame
and is attending the University of Maryland Dental School.
The young couple are now at home at Apartment A-6, 2107 Crimea
Road, Baltimore, Md.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Smith, announce the engagement of their
daughter, Patricia Robbin to Mr. Donald L. Larson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Larson of Clarinda, Iowa.
Both are attending Iowa State University where Mr. Larson is
a senior in the Engineering College.

Miss Elizabeth Ann Bryant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Bryant of Los Rios, and Sp4 Steven R. Bishop, son of Mrs. Pauline
Bishop of Miami, Arizona, were married on June 28 in Colton,
California. The marriage took place on the 23rd wedding anni-
versary of the bride's parents.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School with the Class of

1954 and a 1965 graduate of Scadron's College uo Business in San
Bernadino, Calif. Specialist Bishop is st: tioned with the Army at
Ft. Irwin, California.
Following a wedding trip to Arizona the couple made their home
at 105% W. White Street, Barstow, California, until September when
they were transferred to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., where
Sp4 Bishop will attend school.

Mr. and i7rs. James A. Van Dyke of Balboa announce the mar-
riage of their daughter Elizabeth to Donald J. Copeland, the son
of Mr. and Mr:. Joseph S. Copeland of Jacksonville, Florida.
The wedding took phice in Jacksonville on June 14.

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Egger of Coco Solo announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Lynn Marjorie, to Brian Edward Cor-
rigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Corrigan of Balboa.
Miss Egger is a graduate of Cristobal High School. Mr. Corrigan,
a Balboa High School graduate, is presently serving in the United
States Navy.

Miss Patricia Ann Brzezinski, daughter of Mrs. Mary Brzezinski
of Curundu, Canal Zone, and the late Michael S. Brzezinski, became
the bride of Mr. Charles Edward Heisler, son of Mrs. Jewel Heisler
and the late Charles Heisler of Marion, Illinois, at a double ring
ceremony held in St. Francis Xavier Church in Carbondale, Illinois
on June 5. Father Melvin Haas was the officiating Priest.
Mrs. John Lulves of Indianapolis, Indiana was matron of honor
and Mr. Stephen Frick of Marion, Illinois was Mr. Heisler's best
A reception followed at The Logan House in Murphysboro, Illinois,
after which the young couple left on a honeymoon at Kentucky Lake.
Out of town guests included the mothers of the bride and groom
and Mr. and Mrs. John Lulves of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Heisler was born in the Canal Zone, attended St. Mary's
Academy in Colon for twelve years, St. Benedict's College in Min-
nesota, the Canal Zone College and was graduated with the Class
of 1964 from Spring Hill College of the Society of Jesus in Mobile,
Alabama. Since graduation, Mrs. Heisler has been teaching English
and doing graduate study at Southern Illinois University in Carbon-
dale. Mr. Heisler is employed with the Postal Department in that
city and is a pre-law student at the University.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Herrington of Balboa, announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Bobbye Lou, to Donald F. Wellington,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Wellington of Panama.
Bobbye Lou attends Croft Business College in Durham, North
Donald is a Junior at the University of North Carolina in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina.
Mary Lou McGroarty, former Canal Zone resident, and Com-
mander L. O. Butts, (Retired) were married in Alameda, California
on August 26.
The couple will make their home in the Bay Area.

St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Salisbury was the setting
for the wedding of Miss Cherie Lynn Farlow, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Franklin Parlow of Salisbury, and James Laurie Doran, son
of James R. Doran and the late Mrs. Doran of the Canal Zone.
Father Joseph Doran of Philadelphia, uncle of the groom per-
formed the double ring ceremony August 21. The wedding music
was played by Monseignour Eugene Stout.
The maid of honor was Miss Henrietta Hancock of Baltimore and
The bridesmaids were Miss Sarah Stoddard of Hyatteville, Mrs.
John Marshall of Lexington Park, Mrs. Paul O'Donnell, sister of the
groom, of the Canal Zone.
John C. Moore of Adelphia was best man. Ushers were Thomas
Tubbs of D. C., James Hefly of Pennsylvania, Michael Doran, brother
of the groom, from the Canal Zone.
A lawn reception was held at the home of Mrs. S. E. Brittingham,
the bride's aunt.
After a wedding trip to the Canal Zone, the couple will make
their home in College Park.
The bride, a graduate of Wicomico Senior High School, attended
the St. Mary's Junior College and the University of Maryland. The
groom is currently enrolled at the University of Maryland and em-
ployed by Potomac Iron Works in Hyattsville.

The marriage of Miss Wydia Ann Burkwall, daughter of Navy
Captain and Mrs. Herman Fuson Burkwall, to Mr. William Frank
Fields, Jr., son of the late Mr. William Frank Fields, Sr. and Mrs.
Verna Alicia Barnett, was solemnized August 20th, at a candle-
light ceremony in the Cathedral of St. Luke, Ancon. The Reverend
J. B. Fields, uncle of the groom, officiated. Nuptual music was

supplied by Mr. Earl C. Keeney, organist, and Mr. Robert W.
Schulty, soloist.
The bridesmaids, Miss Yvonne Terzil Muller and Miss Sarita Alicia
Fields, sister of the groom.
The best man was Mr. Stanley Fields, brother of the groom. The
ushers were Ronald Lavallee, Samuel H. Rowley, Jr., and James
The flower girl was Gregg Maria Roche.
A reception was held in the Room of the Americas at the Fort
Amador Officers' Open Mess for the bridal party, relatives and a
few close friends. Mrs. Judy Foster and Mrs. June Stevenson
served the bride's cake. Miss Jane E. Holgerson attended the Guest
book. Miss Margaret Burkwall, aunt of the bride, from Duarte,
California, came the greatest distance to attend the wedding.
The bride and groom are both part-time students at the Canal
Zone College. The bride and groom spent their honeymoon at
Boquete, Panama and are now "at home" in Balboa.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira N. C. Read of Balboa announce the marriage of
their daughter Ann Jennette to Tex M. Dudley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Rex M. Dudley of Detroit, Michigan, on July 12, in Panama City.
The bride is a graduate of the Grace Downs Air Career School in
New York City. She was formerly employed as an airline stewardess
and for a time was with the Advertising Department of The Star
& Herald, prior to returning to the Isthmus. She is presently
employed with the Electrical Div. of the Panama Canal Company.
Mr. Dudley is a graduate of the Detroit Electronics Institute of
Engineering at the University of Detroit and is with International
Business Machines at Corozal.
The couple are making their home at the Obarrio suburb of
Panama City.

Miss Patricia Irene Meriwether, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Robert Meriwether, of Ancon and Mr. Robert Howard Sprague, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Henry Sprague, of La Boca, exchanged
nuptial vows in a ceremony at Sacred Heart Chapel, Ancon on June
26. The Rev. Patrick Leonard, C. M. officiated.
Mrs. Malcolm Wheeler served as organist for the ceremony and
also for the reception which followed.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Attending the bride were Miss Mary-Michael Brzeniski, maid of
honor, Therese Sprague, sister of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Alwyn
W. Sprague, bridesmaids.

Mr. Howard H. Sprague was his son's best .man. Serving as
ushers were Messrs. Alwyn W. Sprague, Perry Raymond, Patrick
Mahoney and Lt. Donald Giglio.
The reception was held in the Normandy Room of the Pacific
Area Officers' Open Mess, Fort Amador. Miss Carlita Thayer was
in charge of the guest book and Miss Lilly Griffin distributed the
rice-filled, hand-crocheted basket-shaped remembrances.
The beautiful four-tiered wedding cake was made by and was
a gift from Mrs. Natalie .Griffin.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and the Canal
Zone College. The husband is also a graduate of Balboa High and
of the University of Maryland from which he received his Bachelor
of Arts degree on International Affairs.

Miss Andra Lee Nash and Lieutenant Edward Butler English,
plighted their troth in a double ring ceremony August 21 in the
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the Naval Air Station in
Norfold, Virginia. Commander J. T. McDonnell, ChC. U.S.N. per-
formed the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Lt. Colonel Robert
F. Moore, U.S.A.R.
Mrs. Victor Gambill, cousin of the bride, was the matron of honor.
Miss Elizabeth Ann English sister of the groom, and Miss Blake
Birdwell, a sorority sister and former roommate of the bride, served
as bridesmaids.
Lieutenant Timothy Pione, U.S.N., was the best man. The grooms-
men were Frederic Goetz, a cousin of the groom from Glendale, N.Y.,
and Stuart Hannon of Rariton, N. J., Mr. Robert L. Moore and Mr.
Herbert H. Cory, cousins of the bride from Arlington, Va.
A wedding reception for one hundred and fifty guests was held
in the Breezy Point Officers' Club. The parents of the groom re-
ceived with Mrs. Nash and the bridal attendants.
Among the many out of town guests was Mrs. Mary Stuart of
After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple arrived in Panama
where Lt. English is stationed at Ft. Davis.
Mrs. English will join the faculty of the Canal Zone Schools as a
Speech therapist.
Miss Susan Jane Corrigan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A.
Corrigan, Jr., of Cocoli and Gary Wade Irving exchanged marriage
vows at a candlelight ceremony August 21 at the Holy Family

Church in Margarita. Father Charles Shanley performed the cere-
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Irving of
Miss Margaret O'Brien was the maid of honor. Mr. Warren Mar-
quard was the best man. The groomsmen were John Wainon, Tom
Robertson, Terry Webster and Jack Williams.
Following the religious ceremony, a reception for relatives and
friends of tl e couple was held at the Elks Home in Margarita.
After a wedding trip to Mexico City the couple will make their
home in Los Ang'eles.
Miss Teresa Cor:-ga'g, sister of the bride, and Miss Theresa Wash-
baugh, Miss Lucie Laxague and Mrs. Cathy Williams served as
Helen Margaret Buffington became the bride of George Thomas
Fitzgerald, II, on July 24 in St. Stanislaus Church, Modesto, Calif.
Father Mareno officiated during the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of the Charles R. Buffingtons of 10018
Beckwith Rd., Modesto, California. She has been attending Humbolt
State College, where she majored in psychometry and history.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Maxine C. Fitzgerald and Mr.
(G. T. Fitzgerald of Balboa, Canal Zone. He graduated from Balboa
High School where he was active in student affairs and sports and
is a student at Humboldt State College where he is majoring in
geology and botany.
William Coy, employed in Nebraska this summer but a student in
Southern California from Balboa, Canal Zone, was best man. Ushers
were the bridegroom's brother, John from Balboa and his cousin,
Mike Robinson. Also ushering were the bride's brothers Dio and
Tony Buffington and Robert Blanusa of Modesto.
The newlyweds will be living in Eureka where Mr. Fitzgerald is
manager of the Sequoia Swim and Tennis Club. He will also con-
tinue his studies full time. Mrs. Fitzgerald is employed in the office
at the club. Their address is 1667 Middlefield Rd., Eureka, Calif.

Miss Jeanette Marie Hannberg, daughter of Mr. Arnold Hannberg
of Ft. Gulick and Mr. Erling Emanuelson of Cape Coral, Florida
were married on June 26th in Chicago, Illinois.
The bride is a graduate of Cristobal High School, class of 1963.
The newlyweds are presently taking an extended wedding trip
through the Scandinavian countries after which they will make
their home in Cape Coral, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Bath, Jr., of Margarita announce the
engagement of their daughter Christine Ann to Sp4 Victor A. Nunez
son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Nunez of New Orleans.
Miss Bath recently completed a cosmetology course in Huntsville,
Texas, and is now affiliated with the Gatun Beauty Shop.
Sp4 Nunez is with the A. Battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 517 Arty,
Fort Davis, C. Z.

Dr. H. W. Mitten, Jr. of San Francisco, California and Mrs.
Marguerite H. Mitten of Cardenas Village announce the engagement
of their daughter, Shelia Frances, to Terry Allyn Stepp, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thornton A. Stepp of Miami Lakes, Florida.
Miss Mitten was born and reared in the Canal Zone. She attended
Canal Zone College and graduated from the Charron Williams Com-
mercial College in Miami; and at present she is employed in the law
firm of Kaplan and Ser in Miami.
Mr. Stepp is a graduate of Balboa High School and attended the
University of Miami. At present he is attending the University of

Mrs. Esther K. Bond of Curundu, announces her iI 111 i;:1*i to Mr.
Lloyd E. Stevens of Margarita.
The couple had a Bon Voyage party for their friends aboard the
S. S. Cristobal, Sept. 18.
Upon returning from their short trip, the couple will make their
home in Los Rios.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Skinner of Balboa Heights announce the
marriage of their daughter, Miss Fairlee G. Skinner of Newark.
N. J. to Mr. James W. Albin of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, on
September fourth.
Judge William B. McLaughlin performed the private ceremony
in Jersey City, N. J., in the presence of a few close friends and
members of the family.
After the ceremony, the bride's mother was hostess at a wedding
luncheon at the Military Hotel in Newark, N. J.
Out of town guests at the wedding included the bride's mother,
Mrs. Ralph K. Skinner; the groom's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
James Albin of Newark; and the bride's sister and brother-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Ernisse of Alexandria, Virginia, with their
children Sandra and Evan.
Mr. Albin, who is in the U.S. Air Force, will leave soon for duty

in Europe. Mrs. Albin will continue her employment as a legal
secretary in New York until she leaves to join her husband.

A wedding ceremony Sept. 19, in Alumni Memorial Chapel, Mich-
igan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, united Miss Evelyn
Jane Nelson of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and James Ray Wilson,
Balboa, Canal Zone.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Niel J. Reminga of
Grand Rapi(:s. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray D.
Wilson of Balboa who traveled to the United States to attend the
Miss Miriam Ai.eicrn:: of Grosse Point, Michigan, a sorority sister
of the bride was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Jane
Carol Wilson, sister of the bridegroom, Balboa, and Mrs. Dale
Rogaski and Mrs. Bonnie Pierce of Grand Rapids.
Philip A. Snyder of Toledo, Ohio, served as best man. Grooms-
men were Robert Keith Grazier, East Lansing, W. Michael Gilmore,
Grand Rapids, and James C. O'Donnell, Lansing; all fraternity
brothers of the bridegroom.
A reception following the ceremony was held by the bride's
parents at the Alpha Chi Omega house, East Lansing. A dinner was
given by the bridegroom's parents following the wedding rehearsal
the preceding evening.
The couple is at home at 917 West Allegan Street, Lansing, Mich.
They plan a trip to the Canal Zone for the Christmas holidays.
Both are seniors at Michigan State University. She is an Alpha
Chi Omega and the bridegroom a Delta Upsilon.

Mrs. Robert Slye Wood and Mr. Edward Koller Keen announce
their marriage on Saturday, July 31, at Lebannon, Pennsylvania.
They will be at home after August 15th at 1165 Fairview Drive,
York, Pennsylvania.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Musselman of La Boca announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Carolyn, to Samuel H. Rowley, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley of Los Rios.

Mr. and ?1 r,. Christian S. Skeie of La Boca, announce the marriage
of their daughter, Selma Marie, to Michael S. Klipper, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Murray Klipper of Balboa, on July 30, 1965 at the Skeie res-

The marriage of Mrs. Alice Patterson Scarborough of Thomasville,
Ga., and John Charles Stevens of Chattahoochee, Fla., took place in
the parlor of the First Presbyterian Church on September 5, with
the Rev. B. G. Munro, pastor, officiating.
Members of the families and friends of the bride and bridegroom
were present.
The couple will make their home in Thomasville, Ga., and Chat-
Mr. Stevens, a former resident of Thomasville was general fore-
man of the A.C.L. shops. He went to Chattahoochee with the
railroad in 1950 and retired in 1958.
Mrs. Stevens has one son, William W. (Bill) Scarborough of
Savannah. Mr. W. W. Scarborough died in 1941.

Miss Marianne Chadbourn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H.
Chadbourn of Waban, Mass., and Arthur Jessup O'Leary, Ensign,
United States Navy, and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. O'Leary of
Balboa Heights, were married on July 10 at the Protestant Chapel
of the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. Chaplain Hana-
walt was the officiating clergyman.
The bride's only attendant was her sister, Mrs. Donald A. West
of Jasper, Arkansas.
Ensign Carroll Larson, United States Navy, was the best man and
the bride's brother, James H. Chadbourn, Jr., served as usher.
A reception was held at the Officers Club on the base, following
the ceremony.
The young couple, who are both graduates of the University of
California at Los Angeles, will make their home in Corpus Christi
until the fall when the bridegroom will complete flight training.
Out-of-town guests attending the wedding, in addition to the
bridegroom's parents, were Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Noe, Jr., uncle and
aunt of the bride, and her grandmother, Mrs. Stephen H. Chad-
bourn, all of Greenboro, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Elmore Overall of Covington, Indiana.
announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Mary Camille
to Mr. William Hugh Gibson, the son of Mrs. Noel E. Gibson and the
late Mr. Gibson of Franklin, at the Garland Baptist Church.
Miss Nellita Hensley was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs.
Terry Stewart, Miss Peggy Dunn and Miss Letitia Ann Pickard.
Robert Gibson was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were L. I.
Mills, Richard Overall, C. B. Pickard and Edward McClain.

Rev. Jerry McDivitt officiated in the double-ring ceremony. Mrs.
Paul Scott was the organist and Mrs. Pat Landrum was the vocalist.
A reception was held in the dining hall of the church following
the ceremony.
Upon their return from a short trip the couple will reside at
305 Fourth Avenue, South Franklin, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Owen of Brazos Heights announce the
marriage of their daughter, Jean E. Owen, to Mr. James J. Young
of Boston, Mass., on August 28, in St. Margaret's Church in Mar-
Miss Catharine Owen was maid of honor for her sister.
David Owen, the bride's brother, was best man.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Elks Home in
After a trip to Nassau, the couple will reside in Somerville, Mass.

Miss Marcia Jane Dubbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Dubbs of Los Rios and Bill Charles Winford exchanged marriage
vows at the candlelight ceremony at the cathedral of St. Luke,
Ancon. The Very Rev. Mainert J. Peterson, Dean of the Cathedral
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Winford of
Kenner, Louisiana.
Miss Judith Jellum served as maid of honor. Miss Gayle Bruce
and Miss Marsha Prevost were bridesmaids.
Miss Diana Winford and Miss Rosana Winford, nieces of the bride-
groom, were the flower girls.
Mr. Bob Winford served as his brother's best man. Mr. Robert
Fumcah and Mr. Al Graham served as ushers.
Following the religious ceremony a reception for relatives and
close friends of the couple was held at the Elks Home.
Upon their return from a two month wedding trip to the United
States where they visited the bride's relatives in Indiana, and the
bridegroom's parents in New Orleans, the couple are at home at
5341-B, Diablo.

Mr. and Mrs. Jaira P. Thayer of Panama City have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Clarita Maria Thayer, to Mr. Ralph
Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bartley Smith, of Diablo Heights.

St. Peter's United Church of Christ ceremonies, Massena, Iowa,

was the scene of the wedding, August 21, which united in marriage
Miss Karen Kae Bixler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bixler of
Massena and Mr. James Russell Palumbo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke
Palumbo of Coco Solo, Canal Zone. The double ring ceremony was
performed by Pastor Norman Meyer.
Mrs. Robert Krauth of Massena, sister of the bride was matron of
honor and Miss Sandy Herzog of Creston, Iowa was bridesmaid.
Mrs. Donnie Erickson presided at the guest book. The candle
lighters were Misses Judy and Sara Palumbo, sisters of the groom.
Luke Palumbo of Gainesville, Florida, brother of the groom, was
best man. Groomsman was Robert Krauth of Massena. Ushers were
Dennis Chafa and Richard Holtse, cousins of the bride.
A reception was held in the church basement immediately fol-
lowing the ceremony.
After a wedding trip in the Ozarks the young couple returned
to Maryville, Missouri where they will resume their studies at
Northwest Missouri State College. Their address is 210%1 South
Buchanan Street.
Miss Brenda Alice Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B.
Collins of Coco Solo and Ensign Jon David Rice, United States
Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Rice, Jr., of Leawood, Kansas
were married on May 15 at the Gatun Union Church. The Rev.
Daniel B. Merrick officiated. Mrs. Merick served as organist.
Mrs. Mary Alice Willford was the matron of honor and the brides-
maids were the Misses Priscilla Collins and Nancy Bartecci and Mrs.
Marion Collins.
The bride's young sister and cousin, Alita Collins and Vicki
Dowell, were flower girls. The ring bearer, also a cousin of the bride,
was Master Richard Dowell and the acolytes Master Mark Collins,
another brother, and Master Winship Dowell, cousin.
Master Clay Dowell distributed the pink tinted rice with which the
bridal couple were showered following the ceremony.
Lt. (j.g.) Byron Johnson served as best man and Lt. Ernest Hazel-
wood, Ensign Conrad Kerst, Lt. (j.g.) Wallace Richard Sladek were
The reception was held at the Margarita Elks Club.
The bride attended the Canal Zone College and the University of
Georgia. The bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Kansas,
Lawrence, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hewitt of Coco Solo, Canal Zone, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Hariett Louise to Mr. Steven Paul

Dokken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Dokken of Westminister,
Both attend the University of Nebraska. Miss Hewitt, a junior in
the Teachers College and Mr. Dokken a junior in the Dental College.
Mr. Dokken previously attended the University of Colorado and is a
graduate of that school.

Miss Patricia Marie Bain and Jack DeVore, Jr., were married,
Tuesday, August 24th, at a Nuptial Mass, at the Sacred Heart
Church in Florida. The Rev. James F. Glocker officiated at the
double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace C. Bain of
St. Petersburg, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Brace DeVore, Sr., of Balboa.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Miss Ruth Bain, the bride's sister, was the maid of honor. Mr.
Paul Douglas Glassburn served as best man and the ushers were
Michael Crooks and James Marshal.
A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Stevens, Mrs. Wilson Crook, Mrs.
M. A. Colston, Mrs. Helen Walker and Mrs. Fred Sonnerman served.
Miss Gail Bohannon and Miss Suzanne Schmidt were in charge of
the bride's book.
Born in Margarita, the bride attended Balboa High School and
graduated from Dixie Hollins High School of St. Petersburg.
The bridegroom, born in Ancon, was graduated from Balboa High
School and Kansas State College. A member of Delta Psi Omega,
he is an Industrial Art teacher.
The couple left on a trip around the country. They will reside
in Pittsburgh, Kansas, where the bride will enter Pittsburgh State

At a Nuptial Mass celebrated by the Reverend Patrick H. Leonard,
C. M., at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Ancon, Canal Zone, the 28th of
August, Miss Ceclia Yvonne Eggleston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel M. Eggleston of La Boca, was married to Mr. George Edward
Haborak, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Haborak of Trumbull,
Miss Celia Ann Dorfman of Balboa was maid of honor. The junior
bridesmaid, Teresa Christine Eggleston, sister of the bride. Carmen
Rita Eggleston, sister of the bride was the flower girl.
Robert Eugene Eggleston, brother of the bride, served as best
man. The ushers were Lt. Charles Carlton, Jr., Mr. Irving H. Ben-

nett, Jr., Richard M. Bennett and Daniel E. Hele, cousins of the
Mrs. Malcolm R. Wheeler of Los Rios played selected organ pieces
during the marriage service.
The wedding reception which followed was held at the Fort
Amador Officers' Club.
In charge of the guest book was the bride's cousin, Debroah Hele.
The bride was born and educated in Canal Zone schools. She at-
tended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. During
her Junior year she studied at the University of Vienna in Austria,
and was graduated from the University of Colorado, in Boulder,
Colorado. She is a research economist in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Haborak was graduated from Boston College where he also
obtained a Master's degree in philosophy. He holds a Master's de-
gree in mathematics from Wayne University, Detroit, Michigan and
is studying for his doctorate in mathematics at Catholic University
in Washington, D. C. He is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at
the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
After a wedding trip to Guatemala and Mexico the young couple
are making their home at 5524 Karen-Elaine Drive, Apartment
25-H, Lanham, Maryland.

Mr. and Mrs. (Charlotte McGlade) William J. Lierman, 2496
Waterman Avenue, Granite City, Ill., announce the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Sandra Jeanne Lierman, to Dr. Douglas Knight
Pay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Pay of Sioux Falls, S. Dak.
The bride-to-be was graduated with honors in speech education
from Northwestern University where she was a member of Pi Beta
Phi and Phi Beta. She received a master's degree this summer from
the same university. Miss Lierman taught at the Granite City high
school until last year when she accepted a teaching position in
Newton Square, Pa.
Dr. Pay was graduated magna cum laude from the University of
South Dakota where he became a member of Phi Delta Theta and
Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University
of Pennsylvania Medical school. He served as an intern at Los
Angeles County General Hospital and is currently finishing his
residency training in dermatology at the hospital of the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Miss Bonnie Crowell and Mr. Paul Edward Hebert of Jackson-
ville, Florida were married August 15, in Ridgeland, S. Carolina.

Mrs. Hebert is a graduate of Balboa High School and attended
Jacksonville University for one year. She is presently employed by
the State Farm Insurance Company in Jacksonville. Mr. Hebert
is a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School and is presently em-
ployed by the Railway Express Association in Jacksonville.
The couple is now at home to their friends at 1402 W. Glendale
Road, Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. and M's. Charles E. Stepp of Margarita, Canal Zone, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Judith Anne, to Mr. Charles J.
Parietti, III. M:'. Parietti is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J.
Parietti, Jr., of Albany. New York.
Miss Stepp is a graduate of Cristobal High School and Katharine
Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston, Mass. She is employed as a
secretary in that city.
Mr. Parietti is a senior at Northeastern University in Boston,
majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is a member of the Amer-
ican Institute of Industrial Engineers and the National Society of
Scabbard & Blade.
Lieut. Colonel and Mrs. R. Glenn MeCue, formerly of Fort Amador,
announce the marriage of their daughter, Katherine Lee, to Lieut.
John Peter Pagan, son of Mr. John L. Pagan of Smithtown, Long
Island, New York, and the late Mrs. Pagan, on June 25 at the
Marine Corps Memorial Chapel, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico,
Virginia. The double-ring military ceremony was performed by
Chaplain (L. Cdr.) J. L. Seegars, USN.
Miss Carol McCue served her sister as maid of honor. Brides-
maids were Miss Kathleen Campbell of Greenwich, Connecticut, and
Miss Mary Elizabeth Drennan of Miami Florida, formerly of
Panama City.
Lieut. Joseph Piatt served as best man.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Officers'
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and the Canal
Zone College and attended Mary Washington College of the Uni-
versity of Virginia. Lieutenant Pagan was graduated from Tufts
University,, rd, Mass., and is now stationed at Camp Lejeune,
North Carolina. The couple is residing at Tarawa, Terrace, N. C.

Mliss Fern Marie Loudon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
loudon, North Syracuse, New York and Brian Keith Lewis of Syra-
cuse exchanged wedding vows in a double ring ceremony at Luther

Memorial Church, North Syracuse on the 7th of August, 1965.
Rev. John B. Sanborn officiated. The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father. The bride's cousin, Miss Mellicent Helstadt of
Minot, North Dakota was bridesmaid. Mr. Lewis was attended by
his brother Earle R. Lewis of Syracuse. George W. Loudon and
Richard E. Lewis were ushers. Miss Cheryl Vaughn, daughter of
Chaplin and Mrs. Wm. Vaughn of Hancock Field scattered floral
petals before the bride on her march down the aisle. Harold Manton
of Pleasantville, New York was the ring bearer.
Out of town guests included, Mrs. Edna Fern London, the bride's
grandmother, Ruth L. Loudon, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Loudon of
New Castle, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. John Boehm of Slippery Rock, Penna.,
Mrs. Lou Brownlee and Miss Connie Murray of Ontario, Canada.
Mrs. Ira Van Patten, the groom's grandmother of Vestal, N. Y..
Curtis Brushaber and B. N. Stevens of Binghampton, N. Y.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Fellowship
Hall of the church.
Mrs. Lewis, a graduate of the State University of Oswego is a
member of Liverpool Elementary School faculty. Mr. Lewis, a grad-
uate of Syracuse Central High School is associated with Harold
Green & Sons in Liverpool.
The Lewis's spent a two week honeymoon in the interior of
Ontario Providence, Canada and will reside at 159 Duerr Road.
Liverpool until their new home is completed in West Monroe, N. Y.



Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Corrigan IIl of Balboa announce the
birth of their third child, and second daughter, on June 21 at Gorgas
Hospital. The baby has been named Jessica Clare. The Maternal
grandparents are Mr. Rodney B. Ely of Centerbrook, Conn., and the
late Mrs. Ely, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Paul Corrigan, Jr., of Balboa. Heights.

Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell S. Sanders, Jr., of Morehead, Kentucky, an-
nounce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on July 13, in
Morehead. The baby has been named Alicia Corinne.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William B. Grant of

Tollesboro, Ky., and the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Max-
well S. Sanders of Margarita.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Falasca of Vineland, New Jersey, announce
the birth of a second son, on July 2nd. The baby has been named
Stephen Joseph. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell
S. Sanders of Margarita, Canal Zone and the paternal grandparents
the Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Falasca of Vineland.

Mr. and iMrs. Larry Siegel of Lakeland, Florida, announce the
birth of a dau.g'hter on June 12 in Lakeland. The baby has been
named Stacey L: mn.
Mr. Siegel is a foi.mer Canal Zone resident, and the baby's great
unele and aunt arc Mr. and Mrs. Jerome E. Steiner of Balboa.

Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Deakins of Gamboa announce the birth of
their first child, a son, on June 24 at Gorgas Hospital. The baby has
been named Ricky Lloyd.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Deakins
of Diablo Heights and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jenkins of Las Cumbres.

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Fullman of Anacortes, Washington, an-
nounce the birth of a daughter who has been named Eydie.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Adams of Twin
Falls, Idaho and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George
Fullman of Moscow, Idaho, former Balboa residents as was the
baby's father.

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Darling of Farmington, Michigan announce
the birth of their child, a daughter, Carole Sue, born on August 6,
1965. Mrs. Darling is the former Betty Gwyn Crowe, daughter of
Judge and Mrs. Guthrie F. Crowe. Mrs. Crowe left for Michigan to
be with her daughter for the arrival of her first grandchild.

Lieutenant and Mrs. James Anderson Guinn, Jr., announce the
birth of their first child, James Anderson Guinn, III, on August 24
in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moses of
Bella Vista. The paternal grandparents are Mrs. James A. Guinn
of Huntington, Va. and the late James A. Guinn, Sr.
Mrs. Guinn is the former Dody Moses of Panama.

Lt. and Mrs. Andrew Bleakley, Jr., announce the birth of their

first child, Andrew James, in Yokosuka, Japan on Aug. 21.
The material grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Newhard of
Gatun and Bentonville, Ark. The paternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Bleakley, Sr., formerly of Margarita and Benton-
ville, Ark.
Mrs. Bleakley is the former Carol Newhard of Gatun and Balboa.
Lientenant Bleakley is formerly of Margarita.

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wennberg of Denver, Colorado, announce the
birth of a daughter, Kristin Elizabeth, on August 21, 1965. This is
their first child. Mrs. Wennberg is the former Beth Kennedy,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Kennedy of Engelwood, Colorado.
Parental grandparents are Mrs. Ted B. Wennberg, and the late Mr.
Wennberg of Littleton, Colorado.

Capt. and Mrs. "Dito" Smith announce the arrival of a daughter,
Evita Victoria, August 8, 1965, in Charleston, S. C. Mrs. Smith was
the guest of her father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Pam Smith
of Johns Island.

Mr. and Mrs. Selton Mullins announce the birth of a daughter
Ginger Gale in Oklahoma City, Okla. Her grandmother is Mrs.
Thelma Camby; great grandmother Mrs. Marie (Callaway) Kuhn,
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Fey, Redlands, Calif., announce the birth
of a son, Marc Dorin, August 21, 1965. Maternal grandparents are
Col. and Mrs. Edwin Bishop, Jr., Colorado Springs. Colo. Maternal
great grandmother is Mrs. Eula Joe Ewing.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fuller, Ft. Meyers, Fla., announce the birth
of a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, Aug. 6th. Maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stabler. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Otis C. Fuller.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglas Hanna of Huntington Beach, Calif..
announce the arrival of a son, born September 18. The paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Hanna of La Boca, Canal
Zone and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ross
of Alaska. Both Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Hanna were in California for
the baby's arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Herrmann of Florence, Kentucky, an-

nounce the birth of a son, Steven Michael, on Sept. 12. Mrs. Herr-
mann is the former Betty Joyce Boatwright, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert J. Boatwright of Balboa Heights.

Mr. and Mrs. Parke Lewis, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, announce
the birth of their son, Parke David, September 22, at the Emory
University Hospital. Mrs. Lewis is the former Lynn Maria Raymond
of the Canal Zone.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H. David Raymond
of La Boca and the paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Parke
R. Lewis of Fort Myers, Florida. The maternal great-grandmother
is Mrs. Margaret G. Perry formerly of the Canal Zone and now re-
siding in Denison, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Abell, Jr., of Clifton, New Jersey an-
nounce the birth of their first child, a son, born Sept. 11 at St.
Joseph's Hospital, Patterson, New Jersey. The baby has been named
Richard Charles.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Morency
of Gamboa and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard
W. Abell of Diablo.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hutchinson of Maysville, Kentucky are the
great grandparents and Mrs. J. C. Simons also of Maysville is the
great great grandmother.



Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge, St. Petersburg were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Huls and their 4 children in North Palm Beach,
Fla. They celebrated the 36th wedding anniversary of the Lock-
ridges (August 18) and the 10th anniversary (August 20) of the
Miss Mary Negle is in Northfield Manor Nursing Home, 777
Northfield Ave. West Orange, N. J. and would appreciate hearing
from her old friends.

Mrs. A. W. Goulet is now living with her daughter Theresa
Wright, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Capt. and Mrs. E. G. Abbott, St. Petersburg, Fla., spent two weeks
with their son and family Capt. and Mrs. Richard Abbott (Barbara
Shaw) and their 3 children in Falls Church, Va. On their way home
they visited the R. O. Theriots in Savannah, Ga.; the Pam Smiths,
Johns Island, S. C. and Col. and Mrs. Virgil Shaw, Salem, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Alton White, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Fraser in St. Petersburg, Fla. Later they were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Wells Wright. They really enjoyed seeing so many of their
old friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright spent a fall vacation in the New
England states. They visited their son Dick, Hannover, N. H., and
the Roy Reeces at their summer home in N. H.

Mr. and Mrs. William Wood, Black, Mo., have bought a condomin-
ium apt. in St. Petersburg, Fla. where they will spend the winters.
They are at home to their many friends at 450 32nd Avenue No.,
Apt. 109 W.

The following letter was sent to Gov. Robert Fleming, by Mr.
R. H. Whitehead, Sept. 16, 1965 -
September 16, 1965
Governor Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
The Panama Canal
Balboa, Canal Zone
Dear Governor;
I read in the September issue of the Canal Record that towing
Locomotive U. S. 868 is being retired from the Pedro Miguel locks
after 50 years of service and being transported to the American
Museum of Electricity in New York State.
I put this locomotive in service among others on the locks in
1914 and in 1960 I referred to this important innovation and in-
vention of Edward Schildhauer in the attached printed discussion
of the papers on the Canal presented to the International Engineer-
ing Congress held in 1915 to commemorate the opening of the Canal
(see paper No. 20). I have inscribed the copy of this booklet to you.
After I made the first trial lockage of the S.S. Santa Clara
through the Pacific locks on June 18 19, 1914 using the towing
locomotives as delivered with a speed of 2 M.P.H. Colonel Goethals
advised me he was abandoning the use of the locomotives "as a

speed of 2 M.P.H. was unsafe for the larger vessels" and that "if
they could not be used safely to handle vessels of heavy tonnage
there was little point in using them on the smaller ships such as
the Santa Clara".
I asked him to withhold action pending my rewiring of the
locomotive traction motors on each locomotive in concatenation.
The motors were phase wound and in cascade the two motors I knew
would operate in synchronism at half speed or 1 M.P.H.; would
they then successfully perform in the locking operations? He gave me
a week to try out the idea and the result was covered in the
"Annual report of the Governor of the Panama Canal
(Col. W. Goethals) Aug. 2, 1915 for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1915."
"Delivery of the towing locomotives under order from the
General Electric Co. was completed on Nov. 14, 1914. They have
operated very successfully and in accordance with the specifica-
tions at a speed of 2 M.P.H. This speed is too high for vessels of
heavy tonnage, so that experiment was made to determine effect of
connecting the traction motors of each locomotive in cascade, sug-
gested by Mr. R. H. Whitehead. This reduced the speed to one mile
per hour, and was so successful that material has been ordered to
permit changing all the locomotives which will then have speeds
of 1 and 2 miles per hour, the change from one to the other being
accomplished by throwing a switch in the cab within easy reach
of the operator."
The towing locomotives used in locking over 300,000 ships through
the Canal using safe speeds of 1 M.P.M. and 2 M.P.H. depending
on the ships tonnage have proven the genius of Schildhauer and the
capabilities of the General Electric Co. on their safe and expeditious
handling of the Canal traffic for the past 50 years.
When the U.S.S. Missouri returned from the Pacific after the
war, it's safe and rapid transit through the Canal depended on the
towing locomotives operating at the 1 M.P.H. speed, as there was
only a clearance between the mammoth battleship and the lock walls
of 9" on each side.
As a spectator of the event I felt a thrill of pride as an American
and thankful for the opportunity of serving in a great work.
Finally I wish to point out as indicated in his annual report that
Goethals was meticulous in giving credit when he felt credit
was due to the lowest echelons in the Canal organization. He was

not only a great engineer but an outstanding administrator. Many
of us have owed our success to following in his footsteps. Schild-
hauer was a genius in mechanics and electricity. Goethals was a
genius in administration. The Canal had many others of like
stature who worked as an inspired team to bring it into being.
Sincerely yours,
Richard H. Whitehead, President
Mr. Whitehead wrote the following post card to P. C. Society of
Fla. Ed.
October 4, 1965
Dear folks -
I sent you a copy of my letter regarding Towing Loc. 868. Gov.
Fleming has graciously acknowledged same and sent me -
1. The Bronze name plate of a towing locomotive put in service
June 23, 1914.
2. A certificate as "Pioneer Electric Mule Wrangler".
3. A Golden Master Key to the locks.
4. A letter that will be treasured. This all received this morning
and I will give thanks to the Lift my remaining time.
R. W. Whitehead
Miss Caroline Hunt, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent some time in
Rocky Mount, N. C. where she visited Claude Aycock, who with
Marie Weir had spent the summer in Japan and Spain. While in
Tokoyo they enrolled in the U. of Japan. Later Caroline was the
guest of Miss Ann Alnutt, Chevy Chase, Md., where Jean Long
spent the week end; next she went to see Mrs. J. C. Myrick, Raleigh,
N. C.; Elsie Patterson in Hendersonville, N. C. where she saw
Ruth Sill, the Wendell Greens, who had just returned from a trip
to the West Coast; the Lewis', Bea Tyrell, the Van Wagners, the
Pam Smiths, who were on their way to meet Pam, Jr., in N. J.
and the Pete Coopers and Jerry.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Hupp sold their country property on the
Olympic Peninsula in Western Washington this year, and in June
moved into their new home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They
now live adjacent to their daughter and family, Marjorie and
Richard Paine.
The Paines are now adopting a second baby girl, born September

On August 11, Joseph Augustine Bialkowski, Jr., was sworn in as
an Officer Candidate at the U. S. Naval Recruiting Station in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Beginning on Sept. 18, he will be
undergoing officer indoctrination at the Officers Candidate School,
Newport, Rhode Island.
Mr. Bialkowski, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bialkowski, Sr.,
of Coco Solo, is a graduate of Cristobal High School, Class of '61.
On August 21, he received a degree in Industrial Engineering from
the Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.

Al Wing, formerly manager of the King Cotton, Memphis, Tenn.,
is the new manage. of the Soreno Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wing was transferred from Memphis to St. Petersburg by Alsonett
Hotels with which le has been associated for the last nine years.
The new manager of the Soreno succeeds Norval H. (Bud) Smith,
manager of the hostelry since January 1962.
Wing formally took over as manager and immediately initiated
a program to get the hotel ready for its scheduled opening Dec. 15.
"No major changes are planned," Wing said today, "but we will
spend time between now and the opening in December getting every-
thing ready for those winter-season guests who have been coming
to the Soreno for many years."
The Soreno history goes back to 1923. It was built by Soren
Ilund, a Danish-born hotelman.
Alsonett Hotels also owns the Vinoy Park and the Tides on North
Redington Beach.
An award of 27,400 balboas to the parents of a Canal Zone boy
who was killed in a collision on the National Highway in November,
1961. has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Panama.
The recipients of the award one of the highest made by Pan-
amanian courts in recent years are Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hewitt
Christoph, of Cristobal. Their son Lee Wayne Christoph, 11, and
Kenneth D. Slowick, Sr., of Cristobal, were killed in the accident.
The late Mr. Slowick was operating a Volkswagen in which his
son, Kenneth, Jr., and young Christoph were passengers. Near
Capira, 33 miles from Panama City,, Mr. Slowick's automobile
crashed into the rear of a truck.
Mr. and Mrs. Christoph, represented by attorneys Jorge Illueca
an Enrique Nunez, filed suit for damages against the estate of
Kenneth D. Slowick, who held a $100,000 accident insurance policy
with Colonial Insurance Co.
Judge Raul Guillermo Lopez, of the First Circuit Court, awarded

the Christophs 71,207 balboas. The award was reduced to 27,400
balboas later by the First Superior Court.
The case went on appeal to the Supreme Court, but the appeal was
denied and the award of 27,400 balboas was upheld.

Erik L. Robinson, a freshman at Park College, Parkville, Mo.,
has been accepted as a member of the Parchevard-Calliopean social
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robinson of Balbo:i.
Each resident joins one of the five social clubs on the campus
following Rush Week. Much of the social life of the college centers
around club activities.
Park is a Presbyterian co-educational college of liberal arts.

Alice and Lyman Benthall report that they have not done as
much traveling this past summer as usual, but they did go north
to Indiana and Kentucky for about two months. They were guests
in the home of Hobart and Lelia Mills a couple of days while in
Louisville and were given a graphic first hand account of the terrible
explosions which had just occurred at the big DuPont plant a few
days before. Hobart is employed at DuPont and was in the near
vicinity of the blasts. Just before leaving Florida the Benthalls
called on the families of Dan Stephens, Walter C. Watts and Percy
Lawrance and found everyone well. Late in October they moved
in their travel trailer, which is their home, to Thibodaux, Louisiana,
so as to enable them to spend the Thanksgiving and Christmas
Holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Jos. D. Saltzman and their four daugh-
ters. Mrs. Saltzman is the former Alice Louise Benthall and is a
graduate of Cristobal High School. Friends of the Benthalls are
advised that their address will be 1030 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux,
Louisiana 70301 until January 1966. They have already pulled
their trailer 20,000 miles and have visited more than 150 different
trailer parks in four years of travel.

Mrs. Maxine C. Fitzgerald and her son John attended the wedding
of George Fitzgerald and Miss Margaret Buffington in Modesto.
California where they were house guests of the bride's parents.
They also visited in San Francisco before going East to attend
the graduation of Mrs. Fitzgerald's oldest son, Curtis, from the
U. S. Maritime Academy. They visited in Maine and Florida before
returning to the Isthmus.
"It was a breeze," said a former Canal Zone resident who returned

to the Isthmus last week over the Inter-American Highway.
Douglas Crook, son of the late Wilson H. Crook, formerly Supply
and Community Service Director and Mrs. Crook, drove to Panama
from Florida in an International Scout truck and reported smooth
sailing all the way-except for one big blow. And that was a
Crook and his friend John Stone of St. Petersburg, Fla., arrived in
Mazatlan, Mexico, at the same time that a hurricane-type storm hit
the town.
Before they realized it, they were driving in winds that reached
a maximum of 165 miles an hour. The heavy Scout truck was in
danger of being blown off the road or inundated by the heavy rains.
so they took refuge in an airport. It was shelter and that was about
all because it was flooded too.
The next day they spent several hours getting out of town be-
cause of the wrecked buildings, flooded streets and uprooted trees
and power lines.
The two youths left St. Petersburg August 22 and spent several
weeks touring the United States before entering Mexico at Calex-
ico. Taking the so-called Pacific route through Central America
they reported good roads most of the way with the worst section
being located between San Jose, Costa Rica, and the Panama border.
The best part was in Guatemala where some of the roads were super-
ior to most in the United States.
Because they wanted to save money, they carried sleeping bags
and canned goods and slept in the truck. What appeared to be
excellent motel accommodations, however, were located all along
the highway, they said.
Sleeping in the open presented its problems at times, especially if
they were near a town or city. Often they were awakened by scores
of curious children who silently crowded around the truck to watch
the snoring travellers.
They made the trip between San Jose to David, Panama in 15 hrs.
and reported a rough time. But the road from David to Panama
(ity was poor in only one section.
Young. Crook attended the Canal Zone schools when his father
was with the Canal organization. He was graduated from Balboa
High School in 1960 and recently has been attending St. Petersburg
Junior College. His mother and brother Mike also live in St. Peters-
Stone is an employee of the Buchan Gas Co. of St. Petersburg
but took 3 months' leave to make the Central American tour.

The dedication of the program for "The King and I" was to Leo
Farlow and to the memory of Oscar Hammerstein II. To Leo Farlow
who for many years has given a great amount of his time and
energy to the theatrical productions in the Republic of Panama and
in the Canal Zone and who for this production once again handled
the box office and was chairman of the box office and reservation
Leo has been a longtime member of the Theater Guild and five
times has held the position of Theatre Guild treasurer.
During working hours of the day, he is Administrative Officer of
the Panama Canal Civil Affairs Bureau, a position from which he
will retire next year.
In 1951 he transferred to his present position in the Civil Affairs
Leo is equally at home in Panama and the Canal Zone, he speaks
fluent Spanish.
Hurricane Betsy ram amok thousands of miles from the Canal
Zone but several hundred present or former Panama Canal
employes felt the storm's effect. Most of the 203 passengers who
arrived from New Orleans on the SS Cristobal had been in the
hurricane area, as had the 128 crew members of the vessel, and each
had been affected in some way.
Arthur Wynne, accounting officer in the New Orleans office, who
had lived and worked in the Canal Zone for some 25 years, was one
of those in the stricken city who lost everything. He and his wife
raced ahead of the rising waters with only the clothes they were
wearing, and with Mrs. Wynnes shoeless. They finally took refuge
in the home of the SS Cristobal's purser, Robert Hill.
Mrs. Philip J. Steers, Jr., wife of the Panama Canal Comptroller,
and their 2-year-old daughter, Mirian, also were unexpected guests
at the Hill home. Mrs. Steers and Marian were to have been guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Wynne until sailing time.
The Wynnes had resided in a pretty area, between two levees -
until Betsy paid New Orleans a destructive visit, pushing flood-
waters ahead of her. The house reportedly was still under water, and
in a sealed-off area.
The residence, in Chalmette, St. Bernard's parish, was rented from
Orlando (Dick) Sena, employment placement and relations specialist
of the Panama Canal's Personnel Bureau, when Mr. and Mrs. Senir
and three children went to the Canal Zone to reside.
Dick Sena planned to go to New Orleans to see how much
damage had been done. He had occupied the brick veneer

house only a year before renting to the Wynnes and coming to the
Isthmus. The area is where the poisonous water snakes, mad dogs,
and rodents were reported.
The Thursday night of the storm, Mr. and Mrs. Wynne were at
home, watching the sweep of the hurricane and thankful they
weren't out in it. Suddenly they felt water about their ankles. They
dashed out, ahead of the sweep of rising water, and walked 7 miles
before a shelter was found. The shelter was temporary indeed. They
were removed from the second story, spent a brief time on board
the SS Cristobal, and then went to the Hills. They were reported
to have lost everything. Furnishings, clothes, TV, and a new car.
Lost, too, was a car belonging to William E. LeBrun of the Panama
Canal's Internal Security Office that had been in the care of the
A number of the Cristobal's crew members lost their homes and
household possessions, but hardest hit was one of the stewards, who
lost two of his children.
At least one of the ship's officers was among those who took
refuge for a while at the U. S. Army base in the pier area. In that
area alone it is estimated some 6,500 people were amassed.
Many of the members of staffs at the New Orleans hotels were
trapped in the flooded area and guests took over as bus boys and
coffee servers. Food was a problem for a while, and guests told of
waiting 3 hours and more for breakfast. "We had sardines by
candlelight," said Mrs. Carmine Ammirati.
At the Sheraton Charles Hotel, where many Canal Zone employees
stop, many windows were blown out and Howard Buehler told of
seeing 10-foot square pieces of metal blowing past the hotel.
Walter A. Dryia, Assistant to Marine Director of the Panama
Canal, with Mrs. Dryia and their daughter, could hear windows
crashing and a window in their hotel room cracked, but didn't fall
in. Young Bob Dryia is entering Tulane University this year and
that area, therefore, was of particular interest.
The SS Cristobal had docked in New Orleans early Thursday
morning. The storm started about 9 p.m. that night. The Cristobal
has only a few dents as a souvenir of Betsy, but other vessels near
the mouth of the Mississippi River didn't fare as well. "Any ship
that didn't get hit should count itself lucky," said one of the Cris-
tobal's top level officers. One shipping company reportedly lost
eight vessels during Betsy's rampage.

Mrs. V. P. Zogone, who has been visiting her mother Mrs. Arthur
outlett of Ancon and her brother and sisters on the Isthmus, has

delayed her return to the states due to the hospitalization of her
daughter, Theresa, who broke her arm in a fall. Theresa's little
cousin, Beverly Goulet of Panama City, was less seriously injured
at the same time as the children were playing in the Goulet yard
in Ancon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Ingle of Tampa, Florida and Miss Mary Ann
Brandon of Brandon, Florida arrived by plane for a visit of two
weeks with relatives and friends on the Isthmus.
Mrs. Ingle is the former Miss Sandi Dunning, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Dunning, Sr. of Balboa. Miss Brandon is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brandon, Sr. former Balboa resi-
dents who retired from Panama Canal service several years ago
and now make their home in Brandon, Fla. Miss Brandon is the
houseguest of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Brandon, Jr. of La Boca.
Richard Carpenter, a junior at the University of Tennessee and
son of H. T. Carpenter, Chief Fireman, Building Maintenance, Main-
tenance Division, Cristobal, and Mrs. Carpenter performed with a
university musical group at two Canal Zone theatres. The Carpenters
live in Margarita.
Carpenter, 20, is an Industrial Management major at the Univers-
ity. A banjo, guitar or bass player, he and two other TU students
make up "The Herald Trio."
Colorful, gay and spirited water colors and fine pen-and-ink
drawings, work of Al Sprague, display at the JWB Armed Forces
Service Center Gallery in Balboa. The young artist, born in Colon,
Republic of Panama, attended Balboa schools through the Canal
Zone College. He then attended American University in Washing-
ton, D. C. where he graduated in Fine Arts with a B.A. degree and
where he is now completing his work for a Masters Degree in Fine
Mr. Sprague, who visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Sprague, has for the past three years taught art in Williamsburg
Junior High School, Arlington County, Virginia.
Characteristically the artist feels a strong interest and attachment
to scenes of Panama and the Canal Zone. Many of his favorites
featured in his current exhibit.
Mr. Sprague's work has been shown in the Little Louvre Gallery
of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the Art of all Nations Gallery of
Georgetown; the Smithsonian Institute Annual Art Association
Show, Washington, D.C., the Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond,
Virginia; the El Panama Hilton, Panama R. of P.

Two officers of the United States Army Reserve, both of whom
occupy key civilian positions in the Canal Zone, retired from active
Reserve service on June 30.
Colonel Edmund R. MacVittie, who is Chief, Architectural Section,
Engineering Division of the Panama Canal Organization and Lieu-
tenant Colonel Paul F. Hertgen, Chief of the Movements Branch,
Logistical Support Services, U. S. Army Forces Southern Command,
were presented their Certificates of Retirement by Major General
J. D. Alger, USARSO Commander, in ceremonies in his Fort Amador
The two officers were assigned to the U. S. Army Reserve Regi-
ment (Reinforcement Training) at Fort Amador. At the time of his
retirement, Col. MacVittie had served more than 18 years as Regi-
mental Commander. Col. Hertgen had been serving as logistics staff
officer with the Regiment.
Colonel MacVittie's military career began when he was commis-
sioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserve after graduat-
ing from Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., in 1935. He saw active
service during World War II in Central and South America and the
Canal Zone.
Colonel Hertgen was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1942 and
later saw World War II service in the South Pacific. After com-
pleting his wartime active duty in 1945 he continued to serve in the
U. S. Army Reserve.
Lindsley H. Noble, former Panama Canal Comptroller, has ac-
cepted a temporary appointment as director of business and financial
affairs at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.
A member of the Federal Government Accountants Association, he
is serving this year as chairman of its national awards committee.
Long active in FGAA, Noble was Deputy Assistant Postmaster
General and Controller of Post Office Department at the time of
his retirement from Federal service.

A mother of two, ranked as one of the top 19 out of 1,000 college
seniors who have been recommended as the United States' most
promising future teachers of mathematics and science, has won a
prize award from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is
Mrs. G. Y. Waggoner, the former Marilyn Jennison of Balboa.
The award provides support for 12 months' graduate study in edu-
cation at Harvard, as part of the Academic Year Institute sponsored
by the National Science Foundation and Harvard.
Mrs. Waggoner's husband and two children accompanied her east

for the year of study. Her field is biology, and she intends to teach.
Her husband intends to continue working toward a certificate in
public accountancy and resigned a position with a food chain in
order to move to the east coast. They are residing in Belmont,
Mrs. Waggoner is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jennison
of Balboa.
She was born in Chiriqui Province, Republic of Panama. Her
schooling was received in the Canal Zone and she is a graduate of
Balboa High School in the Class of 1949. She attended Tufts College
in Boston, Mass., and later received her bachelor of arts degree from
San Diego State College. She has completed 1 year post-graduate
work in education at San Diego State College.

Cadet John R. Barrett, a 1964 graduate of Balboa High School,
has just completed a 12,000-mile, 10-week training cruise as a 3d
Classman (sophomore) at the State University of New York Mari-
time College.
He is the son of the late John T. Barrett, Jr., former Canal pilot,
who died in March. His mother, Mrs. Helen M. Barrett, left the
Isthmus in June and now resides in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jeff Jarvis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Jarvis, Balboa, Canal Zone,
won a shooting award in the preliminary phases of firing at Went-
worth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., where he was a summer
camper, according to Sgt. Maj. M. E. Poinsett, rifle range instruc-
Jarvis qualified for a promarksman's medal by firing a 22 cal.
rifle in a shooting competition on Wentworth's indoor range.

Dr. A. Earle Gerrans of Diablo Heights returned to his home fol-
lowing several week's stay in the States during which he spent a
week at the Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr.
and Mrs. Gerrans visited his brother-in-law and sister,, Captain
and Mrs. E. O. Swenson of Gloscestre, Mass., former Canal Zone
Mrs. Gerrans visited in Miami and returned to the Isthmus later.

Alberto V. McGeachy, for two score years Editor of The Star
& Herald, reached his 75th birthday. A distinguished newsman
whose writings won him international recognition, "Mac" looks
back upon a lifetime of devotion to the journalistic profession. Since
his retirement ten years ago, "Mac" has held the title of Editor

Emeritus of The Star & Herald. He's still the boss for most of the
staff of The Star & Herald, who join his many friends in wishing
him many more years of health and leisure.

Cadet Corporal John E. Everson, of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone,
a sophomore at Pennsylvania Military College, Chester, Pa., was
awarded the Department of the Army Superior Cadet Decoration
during commencement weekend exercises at the College. He was
selected as one of the Military Science Students from each class
who has consistently demonstrated potential qualities as an Army
officer, on bass of military and academic attainments, leadership,
performance, and the display of out-standing discipline, courtesy
and character.
The presentation was made by General Creighton W. Abrams,
Jr., Vice Chief of Staff, U. S. Army.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Douglas -Gibbs and their son Paul, of Corozol
left to visit Mr. Gibbs mother in Alabama.

Mrs. Manuel Stein and her daughter, Barbara have arrived for a
visit with Mrs. Stein's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Homa of Ancon,
The Steins are from Hibbing, Minnesota.

Miss Marion Bradley, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Lambert
W. Kat of Balboa was graduated on June 6 with a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Catholic University, Washington, D. C. President
Lyndon B. Johnson was the speaker at the Commencement exercises.
Miss Bradley was on the Dean's List for three years. She is a
member of Phi Gamma Mu, National Honor Society of Social

Mrs. Elizabeth Selby received a Department of the Army Cer-
tificate of Achievement last week for her performance as chief of
the examination division of the Installation Finance and Accounting
Office, U. S. Army Forces Southern Command, at Corozal.
Mrs. Selby, who is retiring in October after 25 years of Federal
Civil Service, has served in her present position since 1955. All of
her government employment has been with USARSO's Installation
Finance and Accounting Office.
Mrs. Selby is the wife of James H. Selby, chief of Plant Account-
ing, Office of the Comptroller, Panama Canal Organization.

Walter Oliver, who served as principal of the Pan American in-

stitute in Panama City for many years, arrived for a visit on the
Isthmus. Dr. Oliver, who resides in Berkeley, California, since his
retirement, is staying at the Tivoli Guest House.
He served for several years an as educator in the Canal Zone. He
left Panama in 1956 accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Anna C. Oliver,
who had served as assistant principal of the I. P. A.

Mrs. Joseph A. (Marguerite) Anderson returned to her Clear-
water, Florida home in October after spending six months with a
cousin in Spirit Lake, Iowa. During the summer they visited in
Norfolk, Va., Corpus Christi, Texas, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ro-
chester, Minn.
Miss Marvel J. Davison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B.
Davison of Balboa, received her Master of Arts in Teaching degree
at the end of August from Duke University, Durham, North Car-
olina. Her parents and brother, Barry, visited her on this occasion.
A Mathematics major, she received a National Science Founda-
tion Scholarship for her courses in Mathematics this summer and a
Durham County Schools Scholarship for her courses in Education.
She is now teaching accelerated Mathematics to Juniors and
Seniors at Jordan High School in Durham County, North Carolina.

Mr. Robert W. Dailey, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Earl 0. Dailey of
Balboa, graduated from Northrop Institute of Technology on Sep-
tember 24, with a degree of Electronics Engineering. Mr. Dailey
has accepted a position with Chrysler Corporation in New Orleans,
Louisiana and he and his wife (the former Janice Brownlee of
Margarita) and three young children will soon be making their home
in New Orleans.
Bob Dailey is a 1956 graduate of Cristobal High School and his
wife Janice is a 1959 graduate of the same high school. Bob served
a four year apprenticeship as a Sheet Metal Worker and worked two
years at his trade before entering college in March 1962. Mr. and
Mrs. Taylor Brownlee and Mr. and Mrs. Earl O. Dailey were a-
warded the Honorary Degree of "Putting Son Through" by Nor-
throp Institute of Technology.

Dale Alan Dombrowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Dombrow-
sky of Diablo Heights, received a Bachelor of Science degree in
Applied Mathematics from Clemson University, Clemson, South
Carolina, at graduation exercises held on August 14. He was also
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserves. While

attending the university, he was a member of the Pershing Rifle
Drill Team, vice-president of the Society of Military Engineers and
a Distinguished Military Cadet. He will report for active duty in
November at Fort Bliss, Texas.

The Misses Polly Shutt and her friend Miss Bonnie Ray of Raleigh.
North Carolina, were the houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Rowe
and of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mahoney, all of the Panama Canal Zone.
Miss Shutt is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne B. Shutt who
met and married when Mrs. Shutt nee Miss Ruth Walker was a nurse
on Gorgas Hos ital staff and he was supervisor of quarries. The
marriage took phlAe in the nurses' quarters of the hospital in 1940.
The couple returned to the United States of America in 1951.
Born in Gorgas Hospital, Miss Shutt visited her birthplace, toured
the Zone, and Panamiia City and visited family friends during her
two-week vacation on the Isthmus.
The visitor is private secretary to the Honorable James Reid,
Mayor of the City of Raleigh.
Miss Shutt has two half-sisters. They are Mary Katherine and
Suzanne Shntt. Both are graduates of Balboa high school. Now
married, they live in Ohio. Her brother, James, is in the United
States Army and is stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Two former members of the Balboa High School Reserve Officers
Training Corps have been awarded four-year ROTC scholarships at
the college of their choice.
Paul A. Meyer and Bruce H. Parker, both honor graduates of the
Balboa class of '65, were selected by the Department of the Army
for the scholarships along with 388 other high school graduates.
Meyer participated in the Balboa High ROTC program for three
years and served as executive officer of the cadet battalion before
graduation. Parker received the Kendall B. McClure award for the
most outstanding cadet non-commissioned officer during his senior
Meyer is the son of Reverend and Mrs. Arthur W. Meyer. His
father is the former pastor of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in
nalboa. The family recently returned to the United States.
Plarker is the son of the former Lieutenant Governor of the Canal
Zone. David S. Parker, and Mrs. Parker.
The high school graduates named by the Department of the Army
have won the first four-year scholarships to be given by the Army
at colleges and universities ..I I, i, the ROTC program.

James H. Selby, less formally known as "Jim", is looking forward
to golf, fishing and just taking life easy when he retires from
his position as Chief of the Plant Accounting Branch of the Panama
Canal's Accounting Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Selby sailed October 31 from Cristobal on the SS
Cristobal and plan to go to Phoenix, Ariz.
Selby was born in Gulfport, Miss., and worked in Gulfport as
bookkeeper and cashier until 1929 when he accepted a position with
the Standard Fruit Co. in La Cieba, Spanish Honduras.
Standard brought Jim to the Isthmus in 1930 where he has been
ever since. From 1930 to 1934, he was paymaster, bookkeeper & gen-
eral accountant for Standard Fruit at Cristobal.
He was promoted in 1950 to administrative assistant, Department
of Finance, now the Office of the Comptroller, and then came an-
other promotion to governmental accountant in the Accounting Div-
ision, followed by promotion to his present position.
He lived on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus, in Cristobal, until
1947 and has been on the Pacific side the past 18 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Selby are the parents of four children, all in the
United States.

Peggy Marie Foiles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Foiles, 208 N.
Hartford St., Chandler, Arizona, has been awarded a fellowship for
professional preparation in the field of mental retardation at the
Arizona State University graduate school, Tempe, Arizona.
Peggy graduated from the Balboa high school, Balboa, C. Z., class
of 1957 and the University of Arkansas school education class of
1961 and she has been teaching kindergarten in Bakersfield, Calif.
for the past four years.

Captain and Mrs. Wm. Clute of Los Rios, C. Z. left Norfolk, Va.,
in September to drive to California and from there they will drive
to the Canal Zone.

Mrs. Frederick Grunewald of St. Paul was very pleased to have
visits during the summer from friends who had lived in Cristobal.
The Reverend and Mrs. R. R. Gregory of Penny Farms, Florida;
their son, Dr. David Gregory of Iowa; his ten year old son David.
They had come to Minnesota for the graduation from college of
David's daughter, Paula. Mrs. A. R. McDaniel (Lucy Shepard)
visited relatives in St. Paul. She then went to California to visit
her daughter and family. Miss Louise Mack of Fairfax, Virginia
was returning from a visit to Banff, Lake Louise and other lovely

places of the West. Miss Theodora Agather of Minneapolis, who had
been one of Louise's teachers in Cristobal, visited her and Mrs.
Mrs. Chas. L. Persons has returned from her trip to California and
to Europe. During the three months she spent in California she
visited with the Clyde Baxters in Birney, the Phil Thornton's in
Mill Valley, and the Ernie Paynes in Napa. Then in and around Los
Angeles, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Vista, San Diego, Long Beach
and Leisure World at Seal Beach. At the latter place she visited
with the Peter Shrapnels Peter Shrapnel has had surgery on his
ears and has been helped greatly.
Mrs. Persons made the trip to Europe on the Beautiful Lufthansa
plane and spent three months with her grandson Bruce Smith who
lives in Frankfurt.
She visited Garmisch, Munich, Berchtesgarden, and Nurenberg.
The return trip was made on the same airline after which she spent
time in Newark with her nephew George .G. Felps and in Arlington
with the family of Colonel and Mrs. Jos. T. Bernard. Mrs. Bernard
is the former Genevieve Rose of Balboa. Their oldest son Charles is a
student at the University of Virginia.
Colonel Bernard is now retired and has accepted a position as
Consultant with a Dynamics firm in Bethesda, Maryland

Mrs. Harriet Keenan is still confined to the Infirmary at the
Sunny Shores Villa she is having a difficult time learning to use
the walker. It may be recalled that Mrs. Keenan fell some time ago
and broke her right leg. Her son Howard and his wife Janet re-
turned from a vacation which was spent in traveling Europe.

Lyric baritone, David Leroy Smith, who has appeared in all
phases of the entertainment world, presented a special musical pro-
gram recently for the Hemet (California) Women's Club. His
repertoire runs the gamut from opera to musical comedy recently
he appeared in "'Tosca'" with Dorothy Kirsten at the Greek Theatre
in Los Angeles. He also appeared with the Los Angeles Civic Light
Opera, and Universal Light Opera Company. For many years he had
his own singing group "The Songsmiths" they won considerable
acclaim, appearing at the Los Angeles Biltmore Bowl, the Palace
in New York, and toured Canada: Palmer House in Chicago, Desert
Inn and Last Frontier in Las Vegas. Smith composed much of the
special material for the group's act, and later wrote a brief musical
for night club spectaculars. The success of that led him to write

a full length musical in collaboration with Leonard Cole, who did
the book, based on "She Stoops to Conquer" by Goldsmith. The
musical is now awaiting production in England.

Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Kennedy received a Quality Increase for ex-
ceptional work performance recently from the Bureau of Mines
where she works as office supervisor in the Denver, Colo. office
of the Health and Safety Division. She has previously received a
Superior Performance award in that office.

Mrs. John Larson of Port Orange, Florida flew to New Jersey to
visit her son Jack and family, also relatives in New York and
Connecticut. Mr. Larson drove up and they visited the "World's
Fair" twice.

William Boughner and Russell Watson, graduates of Balboa High
School in the class of 1965, have received recognition for superior
music achievements.
Boughner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Boughner of Balboa,
has been presented a plaque citing him for the National School
Orchestra Association orchestra award. He has played the trumpet
eight years and through high school has been an avid participant in
the school music program.
Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Watson of Diablo Heights was
the recipient of the coveted John Phillip Sousa Band award. Russell
in addition, earned the ROTC Band Award. He has won plaudits for
his trumpet interpretations and has played for 10 years, performing
in Canal Zone musical productions as well as in school programs.
This fall he is attending New Mexico State University on a full
tuition music scholarship renewable annually on the basis of aca-
demic standing. At present, he plans to major in music education.

Herbert S. Driscoll, Assistant Harbormaster, Balboa retired after
slightly more than 25 years with the Panama Canal organization.
Herb, as he is known to his friends, first saw the Panama Canal
while on board the old U. S. Army transport Republic in 1933.
In 1964 he was promoted to Assistant Harbormaster, Balboa, and
during that year he received an incentive award for outstanding
work performance.
Over the years, Mr. and Mrs. Dirscoll have become well known
on the Isthmus. They were married in the Balboa Baptist Church in
1942. Until a few years ago, Mrs. Driscoll also was a Canal employee,
first as a teacher and later as assistant to the Personnel Director.

Herbert Driscoll, whose major interests are people and ships, has
had an opportunity on the waterfront to meet people from most of
the nations of the world. On one occasion he telephoned Mrs. Dris-
coll to tell her he was bringing home a Scottish lassie, Dorothy
Stables, who was stranded in Balboa while waiting for her ship
that had been delayed because of a shipping strike.
Dorothy later wrote the Driscolls that she was being married in
Aberdeen, Scotland, and invited them to her wedding. The Driscolls
accepted the invitation and traveled to Europe.
After their arrival in New Orleans the Driscolls plan to spend
some time traveling in the United States and then will have Chapel
Hill, N. C., as their address.

Miss Diane M. Jacobs of Boston, an alunmni of Balboa High
School, has been accorded professional recognition by being selected
as a member of the Radcliffe-Harvard Chapter of Sigma Xi, a
national Honorary Society for the Advancement of Research in
Miss Jacobs a Radcliff graduate, is now under the tutelage of Dr.
Albert H. Coons, Professor of Bacteriology and Immunology at
Harvard. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Jacobs of Pana-
ma City. Mr. Jacobs is managing director, Universal Films, S. A.
Mrs. Jacobs is information officer, U. S. Army Tropic Test Center,
Fort Clayton, Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sones, Florida theatre owners, were weekend
guests of Mrs. Harry Eno of Colon.
The Sones, residents of Davis Island, Tampa, met Lucho Azcarraga
during his visit to Tampa a few months ago when he played for
the Latin American Fiesta. They said the group received standing
ovations on each of the four nights they played.

Mrs. James L. Price, who has been attending the National Library
Association conference in Detroit, Mich., returned to Panama.

James Ray Williford has been named to the Dean's List at Mis-
sissippi State University, Starkville, Miss. A graduate of Cristobal
High School with the Class of 1962, he entered his senior year in the
College of Engineering at Mississippi State in September.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Williford of Margarita,
where he spent his vacation.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Skinner of Balboa Heights returned
from a three months vacation in Europe. Traveling by the
Italian Line, they visited Cartagena, Curacao, La .Guaira and Carac-
us, the Canary Islands and Barcelona enroute. In Europe, they
traveled through Italy, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria,
Liechenstein, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Mrs. Florence McElhone and her niece, Miss Irene Corrigan of
Margarita, returned to the Zone from Ormond Beach, Florida where
they visited Mrs. McElhone's parents, Captain and Mrs. Lee A.
Ferguson, former Canal Zone residents.

Miss Dorothy Strumpf, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. I. J. Strumpf of
Balboa Heights, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott
College, Decatur, Georgia on June 7. Miss Strumpf a graduate of
Balboa High School, majored in Spanish and is studying now in
Also receiving her B. A. degree was Miss Elizabeth Bosley Dykes,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dykes formerly of Curundu who
now make their home in Virginia. Miss Dykes also attended Balboa
High School. She majored in Spanish and was a member of the
Agnes Scott Dance Group and the Spanish Club during her four
years at college.

Mrs. Bruce R. Clafin and her son, Scott, of Merritt Island, Fla.,
arrived to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes of
Diablo Heights. Mrs. Clafin the former Sandra Hughes, is a grad-
uate of Cristobal High School and was the 1958 Pacific Side Police-
man's Ball Queen.
Mrs. Irving Spector returned from a stateside vacation spent in
New York and Virginia. She was accompanied home by the Spec-
tor's young grandson, Theodore Ashford of Tuscon, Arizona, who
will visit for a time with his grandparents at their Margarita home.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Branham and their children of Orlando,
Florida, are visiting Mrs. Branhan's brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Melant of Gamboa. The children are Richard, 13,
Daglas, 7, and Laurie Ann, who is not yet a year old.
Miss Branham is the former Patricia Meland and lived on the
Isthmus during her childhood.

Mrs. Baxter Grier and her son Jimmy of San Antonio, Tex., are

spending a month visiting friends on the Isthmus and are making
their headquarters at the home of the James M. Thompsons in La
Mrs. Grier, the former Miss Mary Louise Maas, was born and
grew up in the Canal Zone and was graduated from Balboa High
School with the Class of 1942. She is to be joined later by her

A smiling face has been greeting people at Gorgas Hospital for
38 years. The smile-and the longest service record of any American
employee at Gorgas Hosptial-belongs to Mrs. R. W. McAllister, a
receptionist in the medical clinic, located in the old hospital building.
She began her work at Gorgas in 1927 as a receptionist and trans-
lator in the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic in what was then
Ancon Hospital. Mrs. McAllister, who lives with her husband,
Robert, at Corozal, also was the first American born in the Canal

Word has been received of confirmation of promotion of David S.
Parker, former Lieutenant Governor, to brigadier general. General
Parker, who spent more than 2 years as Lieutenant Governor, left
the Isthmus June 26 for his new assignment as Division Engineer,
North Atlantic Division Corps of Engineers, in New York City. He
was succeeded by Col. Harold R. Parfitt.

For his action in handling an emergency while on duty as a
Panama Canal pilot aboard a transiting ship, Capt. W. T. Clute
was awarded a commendation from Capt. M. J. Prince, Marine
Captain Clute was the pilot on the SS Charles E. Wilson, a 102-
foot beam, 58,819-ton bulk carrier which was proceeding southbound
toward Gatun Locks. Up ahead a small tanker loaded with aviation
gasoline radioed that it had experienced steering gear failure and
needed immediate tug assistance.
The only tug available at the time, the Cardenas, was about to
come alongside the Wilson. Without hesitation, Capt. Clute released
the Cardenas to go to the aid of the helpless tanker. He then turned
the Wilson into Gatun approach, steadied the unwieldy vessel and
stopped it a safe distance from the tanker-all without tug assist-
ance. The maneuver was accomplished only by skillful and judic-
ious use of anchors, engine maneuvers and rudder orders.
Capt. Prince, in a letter to Capt. Clute, declared that his intelligent
handling of the situation and his "professional competence as a

Panama Canal pilot prevented what could very well have been
a disastrous accident."

Jeffrey Hirschl, an honor graduate of Balboa High School in the
class of 1965, has been notified that he has been awarded a Naval
Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship at Purdue University,
where he plans to major in electrical engineering.
He is the only Canal Zone NROTC scholarship winner this year.
Hirschl, son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Hirschl, of Ancon, was gradu-
ated 23rd in his high school class of 428. He is a member of the
National Honor Society and of Mu Alpha Theta, honorary mathe-
matics society.
He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. and has attended Canal Zone
schools since kindergarten.
The First Baptist Church had a special service Sunday, August 1,
in recognition of the church organist. Mrs. Fred Watts left the
Isthmus after 19 years as church organist for the Baptist congre-
gation. As far as it is known, this is the longest term of a church
organist on the Isthmus.
Mrs. Watts, familiarly known as Louise, has served as church
organist for the entire period of the present pastorate of the Rev-
erend William H. Beeby. Her first service at the organ 19 years
ago coincided with the first service of Rev. Beeby when called as
pastor of the church. She has continually been at the console for
the entire time, except for a brief period when she lived in Texas,
returning then to resume her music post with the Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Watts have left the Isthmus. Mr. Watts being trans-
ferred by FAA for operations in New Mexico. One of their two
daughters, Bernice, a senior in Balboa High School accompanied
them. The other daughter, Mrs. Pat Biogi, is living in Philadelphia
with her husband and their children.

Dr. Strumpf, who is retiring after 15 years Panama Canal ser-
vice, proudly presents his charts which show that in the past 12%
years and approximately 13,000 deliveries, the Canal Zone maternal
mortality rate is less than half the maternal mortality rate in the
United States. The Canal Zone infant mortality rate also is one-half
or one-third below that of the States.
Dr. Strumpf has published a number of papers in medical journals.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of
the International College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American
College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; a Fellow of the Panama Aca-

demy of Medicine and Surgery; and is a Diplomate of the American
Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Although he received his retirement certificate at the August
retirement ceremony, Dr. Strumpf will remain on the staff at
Gorgas Hospital until January.
After retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Strumpf have only one definite
plan, so far. That is to go to Spain to see their daughter, Dorothy,
receive her master's degree at the University of Madrid.
Their son, Robert, received his bachelor's and master's degrees at
Dartmouth and now is with Price, Waterhouse, in San Francisco,

Canal Zone Citizen of the Year. Rabbi Nathan Witkin, Jewish
Auxiliary Chaplain for the Southern Command spoke briefly after
receiving the gold American Legion Merit Award medal and the
American Legion Merit Award plaque. The awards ceremony in
his honor was held at the American Legion Post home at Fort
Amador. Rabbi Witkin also heads the Jewish Welfare Board on La
Boca Road and is the Canal Zone's only rabbi. With him were Mrs.
Witkin, Maj. Gen. James D. Alger, Commander of U. S. Army Forces,
Southern Command, who presented the medal, and F. A. Castles,
Superintendent of Canal Zone Schools, who gave a resume of the
accomplishments and the qualifications of Rabbi Witkin for the
award. U. S. District Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, past department
Legion commander, presented the merit award plaque.

William Wahl may enjoy the warm tropical climate of the Canal
Zone but his car appears to be an Alaskan at heart-or in "plate."
Wahl, an electrician at Gatun Locks, went first to the Canal Zone
with his parents in 1918. His father, Charles F. Wahl, was a well
known labor representative in this area during the 1930's. Wahl at-
tended school and worked in the Canal Zone until 1947, when he
left for the States. In 1952 he went to Alaska and worked for several
contractors during the 11 years he spent there.
In 1963, Wahl drove to Seattle, Wash. From there he went to
Iowa and then down to New Mexico, where he planned to prepare
his car for a trip through Central America that would finally end
up in the Canal Zone. Forced to alter his plans, he later flew down
instead from New Orleans.
Although Wahl lives and works on the Atlantic side, his car can be
seen in the Fort Amador-Balboa area Monday through Friday. His
wife Geraldine, who works at the Office of the Comptroller at Fort
Amador, drives to and from Margarita during the week, and will

probably double the distance between the Canal Zone and Alaska
during her weekly drives before the end of this year.

AFROTC Cadet Ralph K. Frangioni, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph K. Frangioni, Balboa, was presented the Commandant's "Can-
Do" Award of the Field Training Unit at the Citadel, S. C. A
former Balboa High School student Cadet Frangioni is a member of
the business administration class '66, and a member of the varsity
baseball team, the Cadet Chapel Choir, the Citadel Museum Com-
mittee, and Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. He also is on the Dean's
list for high scholastic standing. There are 191 cadets in the unit
at The Citadel.

Harold A. Rice, the husband of the former Caroline E. Zirkman
of Balboa, was ordained into the Holy Ministry of the American
Lutheran Church on June 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna,
Minnesota. The Rev. Arthur G. Bagaason, pastor of the Trinity,
officiated. Other clergymen who participated were the Revs. Paul
K. Martinson and Kenneth Peterson of the American Lutheran
Church and the Rev. Frank Berg, a pastor emeritus of the Lutheran
Church in America. A reception followed the ordination.
A native of Boston, Mass., Pastor Rice was educated in the Boston
schools and was graduated from Boston Latin School. He received
his B. A. from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., and his B. D. from
Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., and did his intern-
ship at Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna, Minn.
The newly ordained pastor has accepted a call to the Gilbert
Lutheran Church in Gilbert, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Zierton, St. Petersburg, Fla., spent several
weeks this fall visiting relatives and friends in Ill., Minn., Wise. and
Colo. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Marker, (ex C. Z.
teachers) in Charleston, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Del Stelmach (Sadie
Haigh) Mondovi, Wise.; They visited relatives in Belvedere and
Barrington, Ill.; St. Cloud and Minneapolis, Minn., and Denver,
Colo. In Boulder, Colo. they called on Mrs. Mae Murray and Mrs.
Marguerite Maphis.
Mr. Xen Hosler is Supt. of schools at Broomfield, Colo. He is the
son of Mrs. Grace Hosler and the late Fred Hosler, who was with
the Division of Schools in Balboa, C. Z.


Mr. and Mrs. John Zierten and 4 children, Huntington, Ind.,
spent a week in St. Petersburg, Fla., visiting the parental H. J,

Dr. Marjorie Warner, Bradenton, Fla., is studying advanced an-
esthesiology at the U. of Fla. Medical School in Gainesville. She has
been a surgeon for 15 years in Bradenton. The course she is taking
will require 2 years.

Mrs. Elsie .Gibson, Louisville, Ill. has gone to the Zone to spend
several months with her two sons Noel and Bob and their families.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Veit, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent September visit-
ing relatives and friends in New England. Marion (Mrs. Joe Knee-
shaw) Del Mar, Calif., joined them in Manchester, Vt., for 2 weeks.
They all enjoyed a birthday celebration for their 96 year old mother
Mrs. Otto Bennett. A dinner party was given at the famous old
Equinox Hotel, where the management presented Mrs. Bennett a
huge birthday cake.

The following was received from John F. Voss -
On March 1, 1965, Edward Voss quit his position with the U.C.L.A.
of Los Angeles and sold his home in Culver City; packed all his
belongings in a 16 foot U-Haul with a tow-bar for his International
Scout and with his wife, Doris, a parakeet and a canary traveled
across the country to Florida to live in a retirement home built by
his father Mr. John F. Voss in 1957; to start construction of a home
of his own, built to his own plans and specifications on a five acre
tract across the highway at Palm Valley, Florida.
Edward now has his own business, 'Ed Voss Electric Co._ at 142 S.
Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He will be remembered as
the Edward 'Red' Voss of the Electronics Section of the Panama.
Canal which he left in 1951 to take a position as field engineer with
the Raytheon Corporation.
His father, Mr. John F. Voss, Test-Operator-Foreman-Electrician
of the Power Branch of the Electrical Division, Balboa C. Z. was
married in October to Mrs. Alcinda Atkins, formerly of Curundu,
Canal Zone.

Balboa Port Captain and Mrs. R. C. Sergeant and their daughter
Kaye sailed to New Orleans in the fall. They drove to Black, Mo.
for a visit with the Wm. Woods. Leaving their car at Winston
Salem, N. C. they flew to the Fair in New York. Kaye is enrolled at

Winston Salem in her 3rd year. They visited Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Stapf in Asheville, N. C. In Hendersonville Capt. Sergeant called on
Capt. Reppa; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. they saw Mr. and Mrs.
James Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Magnuson, James Lyons and
Capt. and Mrs. Connard. Later they were guests of Capt. and Mrs.
Elmer G. Abbott in St. Petersburg, Fla. and occupied their house
during the Abbott's vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece returned to St. Petersburg, Fla. in early
Nov. after having spent the entire vacation in N. H. They visited
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reece (Janet Stockham) and new daughter in
Bloomington, Ind. and Mr. and Mrs. David Reece, Booneville, Ind.
on their way home.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent a fall
vacation in Iowa. They were guests of Mrs. Lockridge's sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn McKinstry and her mother Mrs. Virginia Barker in
North English, where they helped Mrs. Barker celebrate her 83rd
birthday. She is in excellent health, still does her own sewing,
quilting quilts (3 last winter) and is very alert mentally.

Mrs. R. M. Huls (Beth Lockridge), No. Palm Beach, Fla., is teach-
ing mornings in a private school where all four of her children are
Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Baumbach have purchased a new home in
Clearwater, Fla. Fred has recently retired from the C. Z. Their
daughter Ethel (Penny) has joined her parents after completing two
years of college on the Zone. She is now attending Fla. Technical
College in Tampa.
Frederick Baumbach spent several weeks with his grandparents.
Before returning to his home in Curundu he spent a week with his
grandmother Nell Holcomb, Miami, Fla. The Baumbachs had as
their guest, their daughter Ruth Kriziza, Los Rios, C. Z. after a
fishing and pleasure trip to the Bahamas.

Mrs. Storer Everett has returned to her home in St. Petersburg,
Fla. after spending several months in Pa., Ohio, Indiana and Ken-
tucky where she enjoyed all the wonderful autumn colors.

Mr. and Mrs. Bremer Jorstad (Nancy Karriger) and two children
Lars, 3, and Britta, 5, are now living in Concepcion, Chile, where Mr.
Jorstad is Assistant Shipyard Advisor to the Chilean Navy at Tal-
cohuano, Chile.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Stanwood formerly of Summit Gardens have
returned from an Episcopal Mission in Guatemala to accept a posi-
tion with ICA, Winter Park, Fla. Their son Tom is News Com-
mentator with WIBC, Philadelphia, Pa. The Stanwoods were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay, St. Petersburg, Fla. for a few days.

Capt. and Mrs. B. C. Judd have their daughter Miss Dorothy Judd
as a guest in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mrs. Harlan V. Howard, Jr., Los Rios, C. Z. was the guest of her
mother-in-law, Mrs. Bernice Howard for a few days in St. Peters-
burg, Fla..
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Adler, Panama City, R. de P. spent some
time in St. Petersburg, Fla., calling on all their close friends.

Mrs. J. W. Whipple, Clearwater, Fla., wrote the following -
My sister, Irene, and her husband, Lew McIlvaine, and I went to
the Isthmus where we visited with relatives, and especially my
father, Reed E. Hopkins, who is 85 years old; and saw many old
friends. We returned to Florida, and my niece, Barbara Hopkins
came back with us. She spent a week in Charleston, S. C. visiting
her brother, Lt. (jg) Reed E. Hopkins, III. Then she spent a week
with us in Clearwater before returning to the Canal Zone.
In July I left for California because of the serious illness of my
son, Lt. Cmdr. Fred E. Whipple. Fred is better but is still under the
care of doctors. While in California I was happy to see friends who
were formerly Canal Zoners: Grace Brown, Helen Rhodes, Julia
McKenzie, Rose and Capt. Tracy. They all seemed to be enjoying
life in Rossmoor Leisure World. The best part, of course, was being
with my son, daughter-in-law (the former Barbara Brown) and my
two grandsons, Bill and Mike Whipple. Barbara and her mother
(Grace Brown) also, took me to see many places in California I
hadn't seen before. I got back to Clearwater in August.
October 1st Emily Sullivan arrived and stayed with me a week.
She had been called to Atlanta, Ga. because of the serious illness of
her mother, Mrs. Conley, who has made her home there for many
years. Emily stopped here on her way back to the Canal Zone. Her
visit was much too short.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rathgaber (Betty), Glassboro, N. J. were guests
in the parental home of Capt. and Mrs. B. C. Judd. Penny Rathgaber
flew to St. Petersburg, Fla. and returned with her parents. They
also visited other relatives.

The following article with a photo of the 5th U. S. Infantry Band
taken in 1915 appeared in the Rutland Daily Herald, Vt. Ed.
Forest Dale John J. Kennedy of Forest Dale, a trombone player
in the 5th U. S. Infantry Band in Panama in 1915, invited his two
best friends from the band, the trumpeter and the bass horn player,
to visit him here in August.
The three men, Kennedy, Paul T. Roth of Tampa, Fla., and Maurice
McKay of Pittsfield, Mass., haven't gotten together since they parted
in Panama in 1917.
Kennedy and Roth met again in 1940, when they both were back in
Panama working on the canal there. McKay, "the only one who
stuck with music all his life," hasn't been with the other two since
their army days before World War I.
The John H. Leaches, of Panama City, Florida, report a very fine
summer spent on the Canal Zone. Their daughter, Marion, also en-
joyed a month's vacation there. Dot and John visited with John's
mother, Mrs. Alvina Leach, and his sister and brother-in-law, Helen
and Fred Meisinger, and their son, Michael. Marion visited with her
sister, Patricia, who was married to Richard J. Bjorneby, in Florida,
in September, 1964; they now live in Coco Solo. The Leaches found
out there is nothing like visiting their old "home" the Isthmus
of Panama and seeing their families and old friends there.

Mrs. Shirley Magie is the former Shirley Jorgenson from the Canal
Zone Ed.
CPS stands for Certified Professional Secretary.
It also stands for excellence in your chosen career.
The rating is not easily come by, Secretaries who have earned it
can attest to that.
A total of 1,573 secretaries all over the United States sat for
the examination in May. Of this number, 314 were certified.
Three St. Petersburg secretaries all members of the St. Peters-
burg chapter of the National Secretaries Association (NSA) were
among the 20 per cent who passed. And three more elated women,
it would be hard to find.
Mrs. Virginia R. Hawks, secretary, employment office, Radiation,
Inc.; Mrs. Shirley J. Magie, secretary, staff management, Veterans
Administration and Miss Jean E. Peters, secretary to D. A. Whitson,
director of Commercial development, Florida Power Corp., are the
women who can now, write CPS after their names.

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Symonds, Albuquerque, New Mexico were
guests of her sister Mrs. Nena McMillan, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mrs. Marie (Kleefkens) Fraser accompanied by her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Andrew Fraser, Bennetsville, S. C. were guests of the Louie
Kleefkens, Margarita, C. Z.
Ted Webb of Newport News, Virginia and his wife the former Miss
Michelle Owen of St. Joseph, Michigan spent the first week of
August visiting with the Winton Webbs' of St. Joseph, Michigan -
formerly of Balboa. Ted is a Test Engineer in the nuclear powered
naval craft program at the Newport News Ship Building Company.
His wife is an English teacher in the Hampton, Va., High School.
The Webbs of St. Joseph were visited in September by Mr. and
Mrs. George Dunlay of La Beria, Texas, formerly of the Canal Zone,
who were enroute to visit their son, Robert, a student at M.I.T.

When Mr. and Mrs. Louie Kleefkens returned to the Zone after
a two months visit to Tampa, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Kleefkens went with them for an extended visit.

Mr. and Mrs. James Burgoon, Sarasota, enjoyed as visitors Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Stouder of Panama Canal Zone. During their
six-week vacation in the U. S., Dick and Thelma visited their
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jeavons, and their
two children in Vermillion, Ohio. They also visited their son, Craig,
at Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro where he is
attending his third year under a golf scholarship. Craig played golf
several times on international team of Panama.

Randolph and Douglas Alberga visited Mr. and Mrs. John W. B.
Hall, Sarasota. The two brothers recently returned from a summer
vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Alberga in Colon
where their father is assistant manager of the Chase Manhattan
Bank in Colon. Randolph teaches Spanish to the fifth and sixth
graders at the Mission Bell School of Mira Loma, Calif. Douglas
enters his second year at San Diego State College.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Smith (Elsie Neely) of Balboa visited in
Sarasota with her mother, Mrs. Matilda Neely, and her sisters,
Mildred Neely and Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Greene (Marion Neely).
John and Elsie arrived in N. O. along with hurricane Betsy, and
drove to Ames, Iowa for the wedding of their daughter, Robin, on
September 18. They also visited in Falmouth, Maine with their son,
The Reverend John Henry Smith, and family and became acquainted
with their first grandchild, Allison Neely Smith. They also visited

John's brother, Ralph Smith, in Washington, D. C. before coming
to Sarasota.

William C. Hitchcock, Jr. was recently discharged from the Navy
and visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Hitchcock at their
home on Siesta Key in Sarasota. He is now working in Hartford,
Conn. with the Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Clontz of Balboa were house guests of Mildred
Neely in Sarasota.

Mrs. Peter T. Corrigan is president of the recently organized
Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of International Stewardess Alumnae.

Mrs. Elsie Cousineau of West Covina, Calif. is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Matilda Neely and nieces in Sarasota and plans to return to
California after the Christmas holidays.

Mrs. Clarence A. Greene (Era L.), formerly a teacher in the
Atlantic Side schools, is teaching a Physically Handicapped ('la-
at Noble Street Elementary School in Anniston, Ala. She attended
Auburn University this past summer.
Mrs. Greene and her daughter, Peggy Ann Lee, visited in San
Antonio, Texas with Capt. and Mrs. Charles Clark (Huey Lee). Capt.
Clark has been stationed with the army there since he returned from
Viet Nam where he was wounded last December. While he was
recuperating, earlier in the summer, he and Huey with their two
children, Tara Lee and Kevin, spent some time in Anniston and also
in Elba, Ala. visiting Charles' mother and sister.

Mrs. Joyce Kulig of Colon visited her son and daughter-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Keith Kulig (Mary Nell Lee) and two sons, Gordon and
Brent, in Atlanta, Ga. and also spent a few days with Mrs. Era
Greene before going to San Francisco where she has accepted a
permanent position.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Humphrey, Sarasota, Fla., enjoyed a visit
by Luke T. Palumbo of .Gainesville. Mr. Palumbo was on a National
Science Foundation academic year fellowship and received his
master's degree in earth science from the University of Florida.
He drove to Miami and flew to Panama Canal Zone for a visit
with his parents before returning to teach science at Richards
Junior High School in Fort Lauderdale.

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Walker and their 20-year-old daughter,
Jeannie Marie, arrived from Panama Canal Zone for a visit with her
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Humphrey, and
with her sister and brother-in-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Barnes,
Sarasota, Fla.
The Walkers arrived in New Orleans and motored to California
where they attended Jannie's graduation as an X-Ray technician
from Stanford University Medical Center at Palo Alto. While in
California they visited Mrs. Walker's brother, Gerald Bliss, and his
family in Campbell and with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. John Field, in San Fernando.
Enroute east the Walkers visited relatives in Fort Dodge, Iowa,
and with friends in Detroit, Mich., and with their daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fitzgerald, and their three children
in Atlanta, Georgia.



August 11, 1965
President Kieswetter opened the Meeting at 2:10 P.M. He led
in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, after which Chaplain Martin
Nickel gave the Invocation. Seventy seven attended. The President
asked the Recording Secretary to introduce the visitors and those
members who had not attended recently. Those standing to ac-
knowledge their introductions as their names were called were as
Mrs. Marie Coffey, St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Holt, St. Petersburg
Mrs. Anna Bartlett, St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy, St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Paddock, St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crane, St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. George Parker, St. Petersburg
Mrs. Gertrude Gibson, St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grier, St. Petersburg
Mrs. Bernice Howard, St. Petersburg. First time since her
accident last February.

Mrs. Hazel Duval, vacationing from the C. Z. for the first time
in many years.
Mrs. Mary Alice Kelley and her children, Mark Robert and
Marcia. They have been visiting Mary's parents, Mary
Belle and Bobby Hicks.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Chapman (Dorothy Anne) and their chil-
dren Priscilla and Jonathan. The Chapmans have just re-
turned from Africa (Ethiopia) where he was stationed as
a Medical Missionary for the past four years. Their baby,
born in Ethiopia was not at the meeting, as Mrs. Frank
Hohman had volunteered to baby-sit with him.
The Minutes of the Meeting of July 14th, prepared by the Acting-
Recording Secy, Lyla Essler, were then read and approved as read.
The Rec.-Sec. said she would like to publicly thank Mrs. Essler
for presiding and preparing the Minutes for the last two Meetings,
not only for the work entailed, but for the fine spirit of cooperation
in which she helped out.
The Secretary read the communications for the last two months,
consisting of announcements of births, engagements, illnesses, deaths
and general news items.
Happy Birthday was sung to those celebrating birthdays, led by
Cecil Banan. The Meeting closed at 3:05 and a social time was had
by all, over doughnuts and coffee.

October 13, 1965

The Meeting was opened at 2:00 P.M. by President Kieswetter.
He led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Chaplain Martin
Nickel gave the Invocation. There were 78 present.
The visitors present and members who had not attended recently
were introduced. Those welcomed were:
Mr. and Mi. Fred Engel, Balboa, C. Z., visiting Mrs. Engel's
mother, Mrs. Hattie Smith in Tampa.
Mrs. Ann Bautroe, Baltimore, Mr. Martin Nickel's niece.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schneider, Balboa, C. Z., visiting their
son Herbert and daughter-in-law, the former Barbara Elick
who live in Tampa. Mrs. Schneider is the former Anna
Mr. E. N. Eberly, a new member from the Zone. He lives at
6872 20th St. S., St. Petersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Lou Haseman, Jacksonville, Fla., visiting friends
in St. Petersburg for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, formerly of Balboa. They have
been in town a couple of months building a new home and
will occupy it shortly. The address is: 1835 62nd Terrcee
South, St. Petersburg, Fla., 33712.
Mrs. Charles Parsons She has been away quite some time.
Mrs. R. N. (Lee) Trower here in St. Pete from Georgia. Mrs.
Trower's address is c/o Mrs. Charles L. Persons. 4026
25th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33713 for the time being.
Mrs. Peggy Falk It is good to see Peggy out and about now.
The minutes of the August 11th Meeting, were read by the Record-
ing Secretary, and approved as read. Inasmuch as the September
Meeting was cancelled due to the threat of Hurricane Betsy, there
were no minutes for September.
Our Legislative Representative, Mr. G. C. Lockridge gave a report
on several Bills that were in the Hopper in Congress. A complete
Report appeared in the September Records, and further Reports
will be in the next Quarterly Record. He urged all members to get
behind N.A.R.C.E. as they were our most influential advocate
before Congress.
Mrs. Judd then read the latest communications, concerning births.
marriage announcements, engagements, sicknesses, deaths and mis-
cellaneous items, all of which will appear in the Record.
Happy Birthday was sung to those having birthdays since our
last Meeting. There being nothing further to come before the
Meeting, it was adjourned at 2:50 P.M. There was a nice hour of
social visiting, and coffee and doughnuts which were served ib
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Belle Hicks,
Recording Secretary


Through October, 1965
The September meeting was cancelled since Florida had a special
guest whose name was Betsy who did not want to be interrupted by
anyone so we all stayed at home and let her have her way -

Times were not really bad here, but our hearts went out to those
who were in her way, especially to those in Louisiana who lost
everything except the clothes on their backs.
Our October meeting was held at the Rod and Gun Club, where
we have been meeting since December 1964 Rain came uninvited.
but it brought 78 members and had a grand time after the meeting
ias all stayed to enjoy the coffee and doughnuts and a social hour.
We have enjoyed many visitors this summer, and have been told
that time is short and some of them will be here with us per-
manently. We are looking forward to that time.
PLEASE WAIT FOR THE YEAR BOOK before writing your
C hristmas cards so many have had changes of address that unless
you do wait your cards will go to the wrong addresses. Also when
you receive your new Year Book take a good look at your name and
address to be sure they are correct. If you have gotten a ZIP
number and failed to advise us, it is respectfully requested that you
you let us know at once. The Post Office needs that information.
I had thought that all Zip numbers would have reached me by now
- but that is not the case so now I say that I hope the 1967
Year Book will have them all in their proper places.
As of now 1943 have paid their 1965 dues; 240 have paid for 1966,
21 for 1967; 7 for 1968 and 2 for 1969. Many thanks to those who
have paid so far in advance.
We hope that you have had a nice Thanksgiving and are looking
forward to a Happy and Merry Christmas and New Year then on
January 18 and 19 the REUNION, which will be at the Soreno as
usual. The dates January 18 and 19 Tuesday and Wednesday.
Rates are the same at the hotel Single room $8.00 plus tax.
Double room $12.00 plus tax, both with private bath the tax
is the same 3 per cent. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TAX WHEN
eon will be the same $2.75 this amount includes tax and gratuity.
Please note the Society receives no part of the above charges.
11:30 A.M. Luncheon at 1:00 P.M.
All new memberships not listed in the 1966 Year Book will appear
in the back of the March Record.
Don't forget these room rates are SPECIAL for members of the
Panama Canal Society if you make your reservations just notify the
desk clerk at the time so no discussion is necessary -
The regular December meeting will be at the Rod and Gun Club
December 14th. Donations will be gratefully received from anyone
as this is the time the Society membership make up a gift of money

to the American Legion Crippled Children's Hospital. If you are
unable to be present please send your donation in to me and I will
be delighted to send it on. This is an annual affair it is now
being mentioned for the benefit of our new members. Thank you so
much for your help.
Lucille S. Judd, Secretary-Treasurer



Mrs. C. T. Lindsay died May 22, after surgery in St. Petersburg.
Fla. She resided at Suncoast Manor. Memorial services were held
in Lakeland, Fla., No other details available.

Fredrick P. Fredriksen, who would have been 91 in Sept. died
August 6th in New York City where his family lived. He had
suffered a stroke 3% years ago. After his retirement from the Zone
in 1936 he and his family spent some time in Europe, visiting rel-
atives in Denmark and Austria. He is survived by his wife Annie.
son Harold F., Washington, D. C. and his daughter Aunhild Glass
of New York City.
Mr. Robert Wesley Hutchings, died suddenly June 6th in San
Leandro, Calif. He was 67 years old being born in Columbus,
Mississippi, on February 24, 1898. With his parents and several
brothers and sisters he went to the Canal Zone in 1909. He served
in the First World War with the 127th Engineers, A.E.F. and was
in France 18 months. In 1953 he was retired from the Panama Canal
with 32 years' service. After going to San Leandro he was employed
by Hunt Foods, Inc. for nine years, retiring from that company in
June of 1963. He was a member of Army Lodge F. & A. M., York
Rite of Freemasonry, Abou Saad Temple of the Shrine, all of the
Canal Zone and Oakland, California Neighborhood Church.
Wesley was working for the Motor Transportation Division in
Ancon as Assistant Foreman when he retired, and always lived in
He leaves his wife, Mabel L. Hutchings, two sons, Robert W.
Hutchings of Sacramento, California and W. K. Hutchings. Major,

U. S. Marine Corps in Kaneohe, Hawaii, two grandsons, Richard, and
W. K., Jr., three granddaughters, Mrs. Gay Linzy and Demaris and
Debbie Hutchings, as well as two brothers, B. V. Hutchings, St.
Petersburg, Fla., P. B. Hutchins, Venice, California and two
sisters, Mrs. John K. Neff of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. James M.
Hunter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
His two sons attended the funeral.

Frank C. Hayes, 81. 1225 28th St. N., St. Petersburg. Fla.. died
Oct. 19, 1965. He was born in Ohio and came here in 1942 from the
Panama Canal Zone. He was a member of the Canal Zone Society,
life member of Lakeland Lodge 3522, F&AM, in Waterville, Ohio,
and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a member of Shriners
in Panama Canal Zone and IOOF. His survivors include two
daughters, Mrs. Milford Franks of Bozeman, Mont., and Mrs. John
D. Phillips of Fairfield, Conn.; seven grandchildren and two sisters.
Mrs. Annie Randall Zitzman, 89 years old, passed away in Dune-
din, Fla. on Sept. 23. At one time a resident of the Zone, having gone
there in 1917 with her late first husband, John Randall who was
employed by the Building Div. At his death in 1948, she returned
to the Zone and spent her time living with each of her children,
Mrs. Florence Harrison, Mrs. Charlotte Eckert and Jack C. Randall
who all since have retired. She is survived by her son and two
daughters and her step-sons, Daniel Zitzman of Balboa, Canal Zone,
Fred Zitzman, Scottsdale, Arizona, eight grandchildren, sixteen
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral ser-
vices were held in Patchogue, Long Island and burial followed in
Washington Memorial Park, Coram, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Charles P.
Harrison and Mrs. Joseph (Charlotte) Eckert accompanied the
body up North. Mr. Jack Randall was seriously ill at the time in
Ochsner I'liiii, and his wife, Mildred, was with him (He and Milly
have returned home to Sarasota now and Jack is coming along
Mrs. Nita Bell Hackney, 86, died in Bern, North Carolina on Oct.
13th. Daughter Mrs. Chas. Cross was present at the funeral. Mrs.
Hackney had visited the Zone twice, staying with daughters Nita
Hartman and Joyce Clarke.

Mr. LeCGrande Thurgood died in North Miami Beach on October
10th. Mr. Thurgood retired in 1963 from Army Quartermaster on
Canal Zone. He was born in Vicennes, Ohio and went to the
Canal in 1930. He is survived by Mrs. Calista Thurgood.

kerck took over again at Cristobal and the Torrey Canyon was
towed out of Cristobal harbor.
The Torrey Canyon and her sister ship, the Lake Palourde, are
owned by the National Bulk Carriers. They were jumboized in
Japanese shipyards and had their sterns with their main engines
removed. They will be converted in Newport News into tankers ap-
proximately 855 feet in length.


Did you know that 83 new teachers were hired for the C. Z.
U. S. Schools ... a total of 134 ships transited the Canal Oct. 16 18
for a 3 day average of 44.7 the low level of Gatun Lake remains
a matter of concern to P. C. engineers 11,439 students enrolled
in the C. Z. schools in Sept .. *Gorgas Memorial Laboratory is one
of the best centers in the world for knowledge of insects, with
200,000 specimens in 1907 a resolution by the municipality of
Cristobal provided for naming and numbering streets the
C. Z. is making 30 million gallons of water a day, available to
Panama City 25 C. Z. policemen are enrolled in Fla. State U.
classes Balboa high school freshman class is in the new school
in Curundu something new in reunion lunches is in store for
AFTER 11:30 a.m.
Thanks to all who sent in words of encouragement during the
year; These are truly appreciated. Many thanks to all the reporters
for being so prompt with their copy; to all who sent in news items
and pictures; and to everyone in general for such fine cooperation.
THE EXPENSE OF THE SOCIETY. Seasons greetings to all.
The dead line for the March Record is April 1st.
See you at the Reunion!
Betty Lockridge, Record Editor,
200 Pinellas Point Drive South,
Telephone 867-2315 St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712


There were no witnesses to the mid-afternoon shooting, but pa-
tients and attendants heard the shots ring through the hospital cor-
ridor. When an attendant opened the door of the doctor's office, he
found Dr. Hargreaves slumped in his chair and Shannaghan on the
floor. Both were dead.
Dr. John R. Callan, acting superintendent of San Antonio Mental
Hospital, said Shannahan had been a patient there since 1937. He
had had ground privileges for years, meaning he was free to leave
his ward unescorted during certain hours of the day. Dr. Callan said
it was not known where Shannhan got the gun.
Dr. Hargreaves, whose wife had been a nurse at Gorgas Hospital
went to the Canal Zone July 8, 1930, as a Canal Zone Health Bureau
intern. He was a medical officer in the Health Bureau when he left
in June 1947. After serving in the U. S. Army, he retired as a
lieutenant colonel in 1959 and joined the San Antonio staff in
October 1960.
According to San Antonio Hospital officials, he served as chief
of prison psychiatry at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from July 1955 to
November 1957. He was a former assistant chief of neuro-psychiatry
at Madigan Army Hospital at Tacoma, Wash., and at one time super-
intendent of Matias Hernandez Hospital in Panama City. While
with the Canal Zone Health Bureau he was on the staffs of Gorgas
and Corozal Hospitals.
Andrew Lane Bell of Plymouth, N. H. died September 21 in
Hoosick Falls, N. Y. after two weeks illness. He and Mrs. Bell were
spending a few weeks at the home of their daughter, Mrs. John S.
Davison, before going to Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mr. Bell was born in Plymouth October 27, 1885, son of Granville
and Jennie (Gould) Bell. He received his education in the Chelsea,
Mass. High School, U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and
graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1906.
In 1916 he married Elizabeth Baker of Philadelphia a nurse at Ancon
Mr. Bell was with the Mechanical Div. from 1906 to 1918 was
mechanical engineer from 1913 to 1918.
He was employed by the Barber Asphalt Co. in Buffalo,
N. Y., and for many years was design engineer for the Allied Chem-
ical Corp. in Petersburg, Va., retiring in 1953. During the past 12
years he and Mrs. Bell travelled extensively throughout the world.
He was a member of over fifty years of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, also of a Masonic Lodge in Massachusetts.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, one daughter,

Mrs. Jane Davison of Hoosick Falls, N. Y., two grandchildren,
Elizabeth and Suzanne, and one brother, County Commissioner
Kenneth G. Bell of Plymouth.

Ernest S. Baker, 71, former Manager of Norton Lilly & Company,
Inc., and a well known Isthmanian resident since 1925, died in
Winter Park, Florida, Oct. 13, 1965.
As dean of the local shipping agents, Mr. Baker had a host of
friends in Panama and the Canal Zone. He also was one of the most
accomplished violinists in Panama and played with several musical
A native of New York, Mr. Baker went to Panama in the early
1920's as an employee of the Union Oil Company. He was employed
in 1925 by the Norton Lilly as manager of the newly opened Balboa
During his years as shipping agent in Balboa, Mr. Baker met and
made friends with hundreds of visitors and shipping officials from
all over the world. He and Mrs. Baker also traveled extensively.
He was a member of the Union Club and the Panama Golf Club.
Surviving him is his wife Mrs. Helen Baker, Formerly super-
visor of music for the Canal Zone Schools, and an accomplished
After his retirement in 1963, Mr. and Mrs. Baker lived in Panama
for a short time and during the past two years have made their
home in Winter Park, where he was a member of the Winter Park
Symphony Orchestra. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. A.
Baker and a graduate of Harvard University Class of 1920.

Alba D. Hutchings, 77, a retired employee of the Maintenance
Division and a well known former resident of Panama and the Canal
Zone, died Sept. 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, following a long
A native of Camden, Ala., Mr. Hutchings was first employed with
the Canal organization in 1912 as a foreman for the general and
terminal construction work. This included work on the gates of the
big drydock in Balboa.
He was stationed on the Atlantic side until 1938 when he was
transferred to Balboa as an ironworker foreman in the Building
Division. He was retired in 1952 with more than 37 years of Canal
After his retirement, he lived in Las Cumbres until he and his
wife Barbara left the Isthmus in 1963 to make their home in Fort

He is survived by his widow, also a retired Canal employee, the
daughter of the late Capt. John Constantine, the first Panama Canal
pilot; two sons, John B., who lives with his wife and four children
in Illinois; Alba D., Jr., who is connected with the Sea Level Canal
Support Division, and lives with his wife and three children in
Ancon; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ann Schmitt, of Fort Lauder-
dale, whose daughter, Sande is attending school in the United States;
by brothers, Byrne, Venice, Calif., Vivian, St. Petersburg, Florida; 2
sisters, Mrs. James Hunter, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. John
K. Neff, Sacramento, Calif.

Albert J. Simonis, 94, 441 33rd St. N., St. Petersburg, Fla., died
August 29, 1965. He was born in Two Rivers, Wis., and came here
1%/2 years ago from Ancon, C. Z. He was retired from the Hamilton
Manufacturing Co. in Two Rivers. Surviving are two daughters,
Misses Ethyl and Beatrice Simonis, both of St. Petersburg, and three

Morris M. Seeley, of Gamboa, a Roosevelt medal holder for Pan-
ama Canal Construction Days service, who retired from Canal service
in 1942, died Sept. 4 at Gorgas Hospital. He had become ill only
the previous day.
Mr. Seeley, who was 81 years of age, was born in Alma, Nebraska.
He went to the Canal Zone in 1907 as a male nurse.
During the yellow fever epidemic in Peru, he was loaned by the
Panama Canal Organization to the Rockefeller Foundation and
spent several years working in that country. He also was loaned
to Costa Rica on a special public health and teaching project.
He returned to his position as Panama Canal sanitary inspector
after each assignment and held this position at the time of his
retirement in 1942.
Mr. Seeley was an honorary lifetime member of the Isthmian
Nurses Association. He was a member and past president of the
Isthmian Historical Society and past president of the Retired Em-
ployees' Association on the Isthmus.
In the Republic of Panama he was decorated by the Eloy Alfaro
Mr. Seeley had close contacts with Panama, and for a number of
years was organist and Sunday School teacher at the Seawall
Methodist Church in Panama.
He is survived by his widow and by six children: Mrs. Thelma
Stoudnor of La Boca; Mrs. Mildred Hammond of Panama City; Mrs.
Norma McGahhey of Curundu; Vernon Seeley of Balboa; Ronald

Seeley of Balboa, and Rodney Seeley of Fort Gulick: and by 12
grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A memorial service for Walter George Peterson, a retired Panama
Canal empolyee who died October 3 in West Hollywood, Fla., was
held at the Margarita Union Church.
Walter Peterson was born February 22, 1913 in Colon. The
Peterson family was well known on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus.
His first Panama Canal service was as Commissary boy, at the age
of 13.
In 1929 he worked as an Electrical Division helper, but in 1930
he returned to the Commissary Division. His last promotion came
February 26, 1956 when he was named abattoir and meat processing
manager. He was retired May 31, 1957 when this meat processing
area was discontinued.
He is survived by his father, Walter D. Peterson, 89 years of age.
of Hollywood, Fla.; by his wife, Margaret who had taught school in
the Canal Zone and now teaches in West Hollywood, Fla.; by three
sons and a daughter; three brothers; Herbert K. Peterson, Produc-
tion Superintendent, Industrial Division, Mt. Hope; Robert G.
Peterson, Administrative Assistant, Port Captain's Office, Cristobal;
and Lloyd W. Peterson, Transportation Branch; and by one sister,
Mildred, wife of Harry Stone of Jamestown. N. Y., and a retired
Panama Canal telephone operator.
Mr. Peterson was buried in Hollywood, Florida. Those attending
the funeral from the C. Z. were: Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Peterson, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Brien. Mr. and
Mrs. R. Melanson, Mrs. Harry Stone, Mr. Walter Zimmerman, Mr.
and Mrs. Roger Williams, Mrs. Alba Hutchings, Mr. Charles Hardy,
Mr. Fred Long, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, Mr. Walter Peterson.
(W. D.), and Mr. E. Angemueller former Canal Zoners.
Mrs. Mattie G. Wood, a former Canal Zone resident. died in Doc-
tor's Hospital in Mobile, Ala., after a brief illness. She was 80
years of age.
Mrs. Wood, whe went to the Isthmus in 1916, was a widow of
Ernest L. Wood, who retired from the Panama Canal Commissary
Division in Cristobal June 30, 1945, and died in 1963. Since his
death, she had been making her home in Prichard, Ala.
Mrs. Wood was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by three sons: James C. Wood of the Canal Zone;
William G. Wood of Clarkston, Wash., and Forest Cheeseman of
Brea, Calif.; by five grandchildren and one great grandchild..

Paul E. Miller, who was Chief of the Training and Development
Division, of the U. S. Army Forces Southern Command Civilian
Personnel Office, died Oct. 13 at the Curundu Heights Headquarters,
the victim of heart failure.
Mr. Miller, 61, had been employed by the Civilian Personnel
Office since last January. He was no stranger to the Isthmus,
however, having served with the Schools Division of the Panama
Canal Organization from 1931 to 1942 on both the Atlantic and
Pacific Side of the Canal Zone.
Mr. Miller was affiliated with the Masons and the Lions' Club.
He was the President of Cristobal-Colon Lions' Club from July 1937
to June 1938.
A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mr. Miller is survived by
his wife Hazel, a daughter, Mrs. Adam McClay of Traverse City,
Michigan, a brother Harold, of Framingham, Mass., and four

John H. Schneider, former Secretary to the Governor of the Canal
Zone, who retired in July 1962, died August 11 while travelling
through the mountains of North Carolina.
Since retirement from Panama Canal Service, he and Mrs. Sch-
neider had made their home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Estelle Schneider, and by one
daughter, Mrs. Wm. Allen, Dunedin, Florida.

B.P.O. Elks, Ijodge No. 1542 of Cristobal has received word of the
death of one of its members, William W. Warren, in Tampa, Florida.
on July 16.
The late Mr. Warren arrived on the Isthmus in 1907 as an em-
ployee of the Isthmian Canal Commission and then worked for the
U. S. Navy until his retirement.

Lewis W. Barker, a retired Panama Canal police sergeant, died
on October 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 52 years of age.
He was born in Cincinnati, and had served with the Canal Zone
Police Division 21 years. He retired from Canal service in December
1963. For the past few months he had been making his home in
He was a member of the Canal Zone Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite.
Shrine, the Ben Davis Lions Club, the Wally Byam Caravan Club,
and St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral.
In his family he is survived by his wife, Jean, and by his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Wilson of Indianapolis. Ind.

Mrs. Leah Greene, widow of Roger Harlhnd Greene. who ha'l
retired from Panama Canal service in 1955, died July 3 at University
Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., after an illness of about a year. Mrs.
Greene died within a year of her husband's death. Interment was
in the family plot in Florida.
Mrs. Greene had studied to be a deaconess and went to the Canal
Zone in church work, where she met her husband.
Roger Greene was a claims examiner with the Panama Canal
Fiscal Division at the time he retired. He was the son of Elwyn
Greene, a former Panama Canal Comptroller, and began his service
with summer employment in 1915.
He went into the ministry after retirement and was an Episcopal-
ian priest.
Mrs. Greene was active in Eastern Star work and was a pasl
worthy matron of Orchid Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
Rec'd too late for the Sept. Record Ed.

Mrs. Joan L. O'Connell, 40, died July 16, at Gorgas Hospital after
a brief illness. She was the wife of Gale A. O'Connell, a Panama
Canal structural engineer.
She was born June 6, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minn.. and had been
in the Canal Zone since 1946.
In her family she is survived by her husband, Gale A. O'Connell;
a daughter, Lynn, 13, a student at Diablo Heights Junior High
School; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Peterson of Minne-
apolis, Minn., and a brother, Neil of Loyal Oak, Mich.

Mrs. Mildred Bates McCann, 83, died August 31, 1965 in Peters-
burg, Virginia. She was born near Casey, Iowa, and was raised on
the newly-opened plains of South Dakota, returning with the family
to Iowa, for attendance at college. Miss Bates went to Panama in
1909, and served as teacher and principal of the grade schools at
Culebra and Ancon. At Ancon in 1913, she married William R.
McCann, who survives her. Other survivors are her three children.
Frank B. McCann of Hilton, N. Y., Walter Ray McCann of Palo Alto.
Calif., and (Miss) Adriana McCann of Chevy Chase, Maryland; also
three grandchildren, Lynne, Peter N., and William N. McCann all of
Hilton, N. Y., and a sister Jeanette Bates of El Cajon. Calif.

Mrs. Lillian Hambleton Van Siclen, a former Canal Zone resident,
died August 13 in Uniondale, Long Island.
She was the daughter of the late W. A. "Doe" Hambleton, a form-
or Panama Canal employee.

Mrs. Van Siclen attended the Canal Zone Schools, was graduated
from Balboa High School, and was married on the C. Z. For many
years prior to her death she resided in the States.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Karen Ganz of Long
Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Cynthia Chism of Texas; and Mrs. Cheryl Darr
of Alaska.

Alexander Christian Fechtig, 84, of 113 S. Prospect St., died at
Jackson Convalescent Home in Hagerstown, Md., Sept. 4, 1965 after
a long illness.
He was the son of the late Dr. George and Louise Doyle Fechtig
and a lifelong resident of Hagerstown with the exception of 11 year.
with the Civil Service of the U. S. Government in Panama, during
the construction of the Panama Canal.
Starting as a storekeeper in the newly-created Panama Canal
Zone in 1906, he worked up to the position of property clerk for the
Isthmian Canal Commission, having cognizance of all government-
owned schools, post offices and other buildings.
He won a number of medals and trophies as a tennis player and
baseball player., both in Panama and after his return to Hagerstown
in 1917.
After his retirement from the postal service, he served with J. C.
Roulette and Sons, knitting mills and the Fairchild Aircraft Corp.
in Hagerstown.
The last of his immediate family, he is survived by a number of
nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mary C. Jackson of La Boca died July 13, at Gorgas Hos-
pital after a brief illness.
She was born April 30, 1882 in Camden, N. J.
Mrs. Jackson went to the Canal Zone during the early construc-
tion days of 1914 with her husband, Charles T. Jackson. who was
employed as a Panama Canal shipwright. He died January 21, 1957.
She is survived by a son, Charles T. Jackson, Jr.. Administrative
Officer, Panama Canal Marine Bureau by two daughters, Mrs. Mary
[dedo of Dover, N. J., and Mrs. Ada Azearraga of Panama City;
by a sister, Mrs. Amanda Francis of Gloucester, N. J.; and by 10
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Rosario Vazquez Shelton, 70, who resided in El Cangrejo.
Panama City, died at Gorgas Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was horn in Panama January 14. 1895.

Mrs. Shelton was the widow of Capt. Herbert Shelton of the
Dredging Division, who died in 1950.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters: Jorge Domingo
Shelton of Laguna, Calif., Bert J. Shelton, geologist with the
Panama Canal organization. Mrs. Rosario S. Jimeno of Panama
City, Mrs. Gladys S. Harrington of San Jose, Costa Rica, and Miss
Gloria Shelton of Panama City; also by 10 grandchildren and other
relatives in the United States, Spain, Panama and Costa Rica.
As requested by Mrs. Shelton, private funeral services were held
at Gorgas Mortuary Chapel, Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Thomas William Sudron, who retired from Panama Canal service
in 1945, died at Gorgas Hospital July 5 after a short illness.
He went to the Isthmus in 1912 to work for the Canal, and at the
time of his retirement was a boilermaker in the Industrial Division.
Mr. Sudron, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vera Aitken of
Curundu and Mrs. Lucy Weller of Coco, Fla.; two sons, Stanley
Sudron of Balboa and William Sudron of California; and six

Oscar Jack Coskery, who was formerly employed in the Balboa
Port Captain's office died June 21 in Trenton, N. J.
Mr. Coskery worked with the Panama Canal organization from
1939 to 1943. He had a disability retirement from the U. S. Water
Research Institute, a federal agency, in New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Imogene Coskery, and a daughter,
Marilyn Jean.

Mrs. Marie E. Cicero, 88, died at Gorgas Hospital June 29, after
a brief illness.
Mrs. Cicero was born Dec. 22, 1878 in Media, Pa.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph J. Cicero of Corozal; three grandchildren, Joseph L. Cicero
of Corozal; Mrs. Marie Morris of Corozal, and Mrs. Patricia Finne-
man of Gatun; and by 12 great-grandchildren, all in the Canal Zone.
She also is survived by a niece.

Sergio Betancourt, well-known Panama City businessman, died
suddenly in his office in the Campo Alegra building. He had
celebrated his 68th birthday the previous day.
He collapsed while conversing with his business partner, Oscar
Wenborne, and all efforts to revive him failed.
A long-time resident of the Isthmus, Mr. Betancourt represented

a number of large United States and Europeon firms.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Alice Westman Betancourt, and
two sons, Captain Sergio Betancourt, U. S. Army Medical Corps, now
in Veit Nam, and Charles E. Betancourt, who is now attending the
Wharton School of Finance in Philadelphia after completing a tour
of duty with the U. S. Navy.
Mr. Betancourt was a veteran of World Wars I and II. He was
born in Canovanas, Puerto Rico. He was a member of the Panama
Rotary Club for many years.

Miss Nadie M. Versich, R. N., died suddenly of a coronary oc-
clusion July 14 in Nashwick, Minn.
Miss Versich was a former nurse at .Gorgas Hospital.
She was born June 6, 1922; went to Gorgas Hospital in 1958 and
was employed as a nurse until January of this year when she re-
turned to the United States.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rose Urbeck of 511 First Street,
Nashyack, Minn., and by a brother.

John J. Crawford, 70, of 829 SW 10th Ter., Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., died Oct. 8, 1965 in a Coral Gables hospital. He came here
eight years ago from Panama, C. Z.
He is.survived by his widow, Betty; a brother, and two sisters.
He was born August 26, 1895 in New York State and went to C. Z.
in 1919 in the Army. Betty flew to C. Z. to place his ashes
in the Columbarium, Scottish Rite Temple, Balboa, with services
Oct. 23rd.
Miss Roberta Geraldine Dillon, 26, died Oct. 25, 1965 in Mass.
General Hospital in Boston, after a long illness. She was born in
New York City but spent several years on the Zone, being a grad-
uate of Balboa High School Later she was employed by the 15th
Naval District. After returning to the states she worked at Man
Powers, Inc. Survivors are her father, Mr. John Dillon, Weymouth,
Mass.; 2 brothers, Richard, Gatun, C. Z.; Army Private James E.,
Fort Dix; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Cunnard, Coco Solo, C. Z.; Miss
Francis Dillon, Trenton, N. J.; Miss Helen Dillon, Weymouth, Mass.
She was the daughter of the late Agnes Feeney Dillon.



Hi Everyone! .Greetings from Southeast Florida. This organ-
ization held Election of Officers at our regularly scheduled picnic
on August 15th at Greynolds and I'm happy to report that Dan
Jones was re-elected President for another year. He is a 'doer' and
he volunteers for work would that we had more such. Charlie
Hardy was elected to serve as your V. P. Joseph Oliver as Secretary-
Treasurer and a good one he will make. Yours truly and Dot Wil-
liams will again report the news or lack of same to you all.
First time visitors to our August picnic were Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Cross, and son Chas, Jr., hope you'll come out often and help us
make these get together successful.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevens (Lorain Parker) and son Kenneth moved
from Omaha, Nebraska to 100 E. 27th St., Riviera Beach, Fla., Mr.
Stevens is with R.C.A.
Bruce, Bill and Stanley True, sons of Clarence True visited with
their parents for eight days, then made a trip to the Bahamas for
three days.
Nellree and Ernie Berger came thru Miami on their way to see
their new home on Signal Mountain, Tenn., preparing for retire-
ment. They were to visit in Pennsylvania, Washington, D. C., Nor-
folk, Chattanooga and Sebring.
Michael Angermuller, U.S.N., son of Ernie Angermuller has been
spending the last eight weeks in Norfolk, Va. attending school,
special refrigeration classes. Ernie will go to Panama for the holi-
days leaving Miami around the 21st of December.
At our October picnic, only 18 people were present, meeting was
held at Matheson Park a motion was made, seconded and passed
that all our picnics be held at Greynolds East from now on so all
you Broward County folks come on out.
Mrs. Chas Cross made a trip to Bern, North Carolina, a very un-
happy occasion, the death of her mother, Mrs. Hackney. Another
daughter, Joyce Clark had visited her for two weeks but was al-
ready Canal Zone bound on the day of her death. Our sympathy
to you all.
Guess that's it folks, Happy Holidays to everyone.
Margaret Hardy
It was bon voyage and happy sailings at a party hosted by Jimmy
and Amelia Hunter when they sailed from Port Everglades, Oct.
21st aboard the HANSEATIC for a cruise through the Mediter-
ranean and the Dardenelles.

Kay Schoch and daughter, Tanya, were met in New Orleans in
August by Morgan Schoch who drove them to Fort Lauderdale
where they are now living. Morgan then returned to Murfreesboro,
Tenn., to continue his studies at Middle Tennessee State University.
Thelma and Dick Stoudner spent a week in Pompano Beach during
September after a trip to visit Dixie and family in Ohio and then
to Middle Tennessee State University where their son, Craig, en-
rolled on a Golf Scholarship.
Beverly Des Londes and her son, Danny, recently moved to
Pompano Beach. Danny is attending Florida Atlantic University
in Boca Raton working toward a Master's Degree in Education.
Anne Williams and her parents of Hollywood, Florida, recently
visited the Arthur Sopers in Tavares, Florida.
Eileen Lambert and son, Tommy, of Cardenas, C. Z., spent three
weeks in Miami Beach in August.
Marion Breheney spent several weeks in September with Louise
and Willie Allen in Dunedin, Florida.
Tess and Clarence Priest enjoyed a visit from their son, Bob, and
family during September.
Kay and Bill Rohrbach of Maitland, Florida, and Anna Maurer of
Lake Wales, Florida, visited with Dorothy and Roger Williams, Ft.
Lauderdale, the last week in October, at which time Dorothy and
Roger celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary.
Ruth Burmester visited friends in Fort Lauderdale in September.
Ruth recently moved to Columbus, Georgia, with her daughter
and family (Eileen, Taylor and Mike Owen). Taylor was trans-
ferred from Newport, R. 1., in July to become Manager of the Joint
Air Military Ticket Office in Columbus.
Kathryn Lessiack of Balboa, C. Z., visited Beverly Des Londes
on her return from a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin
Yoder, in Los Altos, California, and her daughter, Sue, a Freshman
at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas.
Byrne and Armella Hutchings of Venice, California, arrived in
Fort Lauderdale, August 3rd, for a visit of several weeks, as guests
of Amelia and Jimmy Hunter. During their stay they also visited
their many friends in St. Petersburg and Orlando. During their
visit at the Hunters, Vivian and Esther Hutchings and their son,
Victor Hugo, came from St. Petersburg and were joined by Vivian's
daughters, Jackie Hutchings Baker, and her two children, Brenda
and Brent; Susan Hutchings Boles and her son, Mark; Barbara
Hutchings, and Barbara Anne Schmitt, at a birthday party in honor
of Jackie.

Byrne and Armella report Pat and Jill (MeKaig) Hutchings
and their two sons live in Los Angeles, California, where Pat works
for Space Technology Laboratory.
Anne and Frank Cunningham of Fort Lauderdale visited in
Houston, Texas, during the latter part of August and early Sep-
tember. While there they saw Anne's sister and brother in-law, Dol
and Jean Spencer, who were visiting from the Canal Zone; Irene
and Lee Wright, the Roy Lessers, the H. E. Rothwells, Bates
Wieman, Mary Jo and Fred Yeager, and the Alton Whites.
Dorothy Williams



Hope y'all had a delightful summer. We did and are now enjoy-
ing the frosty mornings, the gorgeous colors of foliage on our tree
laden Ozarkian "Mountains" and the memory of our 15th annual
meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Northwest Arkansas.
Traveling o'er hill and dale from points North, South, East and
West, sixty-four former residents of the Canal Zone and guests
met to enjoy good food and fellowship in Crescent Hotel, Eureka
Springs. The first to arrive and greet the rest of us were Ray and
Evelyn Shuey of Florida, North Carolina and Missouri. They winter
in Florida, summer in North Carolina where they have bought acre-
age just South of Hendersonville and are now in Missouri caring for
Ray's mother.
The Society unanimously re-elected our enthusiastic President.
Carl Newhard, our efficient Secretary-Treasurer, Alice Engelke and
the perennial reporter, Blanche Shaw to serve another year. A
moment of silence was observed in memory of Albert F. Daniel.
William F. Mathues and L. F. Hallett. The 50th Anniversary of
The Panama Canal film was shown.
At this point, Pres. Newhard reminded us that we have N.A.R.C.E.
to thank for their untiring efforts in working with Congress for the
increase in annuities now expected in the January checks. Walter
Wagner and J. A. Marmouget, presidents of their respective local
N.A.R.C.E. Chapters, spoke on the need to write of our appreciation
to our Congressmen and to N.A.R.C.E. Headquarters. They urge

all retirees to support the only National organization interested
in Canal Zone retirees, especially those who retired before 1956.
The reason for delay in securing the President's signature was told
in the recent Convention of A.M.K.O. Council (Ark., Mo., Kan..
Okln.) held in Fayetteville, October 5 & 6, 1965.
From Jonesboro. came Grover and Billie Bohan looking well andl
planning to be in Tampa, Florida by snow-time. The Walter
Wa:'uner's of Mt. Home daughter Sarah Ann is a Junior. College
of Nursing, Univ. of Tenn. In November, Walter will be installed
a'; Worthy Paton in local O.E.S. Chapter. Also from Mt. Home came
M si. Betty Gage Gallaher and her mother Mrs. J. R. Gage. Mrs.
(Gage reports her grandson Jack A. Windeler, a 3rd year student in
West Point is following an Army career like his grandfather Gage
who served in Fort Davis. Jack's mother, Mrs. L. A. Windeler,
Martha Gage, is in Archorage, Alaska where his father is Director
of Audio-Visual section in Dept. of Education.
We were happy to meet Glen and Joe Conklin who enjoy the
Ozarks and are presently living in Springdale. Ed and Bernice
Yeater of nearby Winslow had a wonderful trip to Victoria, B. C.
this summer. They brought Bernice's sister, Mrs. W. W. Holland of
Spartansburg, S. C. to our meeting. If you miss a report fron "In
and Around Hot S.i i n.1' in this issue of the CANAL RECORD, it
i.s because our Co-reporter, Frances Dorn is gallivanting all over the
good old U. S. A. Out to California, home a week, up to the Lynn
Cooks in Rogers, to our meeting October 17th. Leaving Eureka
Springs next day to drive to Indiana to visit with her sisters. The
Frank Spencers of North Little Rock enjoyed the day with us.
From Houston, Tex., came our friends, Nannie I. Brown, her sister
Bates Wieman and a guest, Mrs. Dwight (Madeline) Otis, whose hus-
band keeps the Air Waves busy with messages flying over his Ham
Radio. Mr. and Mrs. Otis were guests of the Alton Whites when they
lived in Gamboa. Nannie's daughter, Minnie Brown Burton brought
them from Fayetteville where they were guests of the Burtons for
two weeks. Mike Burton was down to Georgia visiting his relatives.
Nannie reports she now has 25 great-grandchildren and 13 grand-
children. Grandson Eddie, son of Andrew and Frances Whitlock
is a student at Univ. of Texas in Austin and grandson Walter, son of
Walter Guy and Pearl Brown of Balboa will receive his "Wings"
next June from the Uni. of Florida.
Stewart and Polly Trail of Lexington, Mo. report they visited
Polly's folk, the Earle A. Youngs of Palatka, Florida. Their son

George is teaching English in Missouri Univ., Columbia, Mo., and is
working on his Ph. D. degree.
Carl R. Newhard, Jr. and Helen Fay Pollack were married at her
home in Rogers, 18th of August and are now living in Rogers.
From Glendale, California come the news of the passing of a Noble
Woman, August 11, 1965, a long time friend of your reporter Mrs.
Lulu McLain Dewey. Mrs. Dewey lived in Pedro Miguel for many
years, leaving in 1933 to make her home in San Francisco, later
moving to -Glendale, not far from her devoted friend Mrs. Fred
(Emma) Bradley. Three daughters, Roselma, Viola and Jean and
several grandchildren survive.
It is amazing what our younger generation know and do these
days. Always seeking program material for our Adult Center we
invited Elizabeth, 17 year old daughter of He.nie and Theo Hallii
to tell us of her activities this summer when she attended Girls State.
Arkansas, Cheer Leader Seminar, Oklahoma and F.H.S. Band and
Choralettes Chicago Tour. Elizabeth, lovely to look upon, fascinating
to watch her dimples and bright eyes talked 30 minutes, without
a breath (so it seemed) and held over 50 adults spell-bound. S nce
then Elizabeth has been chosen "Foot-ball Queen" of F.H.S. see
Fred Newhard, Jr., attending a Culinary School in Connecticut
is also an able speaker. Indulging in a bit o' whimsey. Fred was
introduced to the audience by relating the vocations of his grand-
father Sam, his father Fred, his uncle Carl and asked to guess
Fred, Jr.'s chosen career. Amazement was expressed when le
donned his Chef Cap. Fred, too, kept the rapt attention of his
audience as he told tales of artistry, ingenuity and fabulous sala ries
of famous chefs. Many of you will remember the beautiful artistic
wedding cakes that brought joy to many brides on the Zone. Fred
paid touching and beautiful tribute to his mother, the late Loretta
Newhard, for his interest in creating somethingI beautiful and
bringing joy to others.
Theo Hallin, like her daughter Elizabeth, held our interest as she
spoke on "Modern English No Holds Barred" after attending an
8-week seminar in Oklahoma. Mildred Higgins aroused our aware-
ness of UFO's so prominent in the news today. From San Francisco
comes word of Col. and Mrs. J. A. Wier (Alice Ray) attending Circle
Star Theatre to see and hear the Musical Director, Samuel Matlov-
sky, with whom, for a few moments backstage, they exchanged
Pedro Miguel memories. It is heart-warming to know "Sammy"
remembers those of my generation.

Among our visitors were John Myers, Waldmer and Eliza':eth
Zirkman who called on the Walter Reif's and Ruth Daniel to bring
them up-to-date on current Canal Zone news. John will return to
the Zone for a certain number of months and days (they all have
their day of departure set) while the Zirkmans are already retired
mnd will live in New York. Andrew Jacobson, son of Clarence
(Jake) Jacobson and Claire of Diablo came early to register in our
University. There he met Russ Teeter, teacher in Diablo High who is
here to work on his Ph. D. Claire and Clarry (Jake) arrived later
Ind we had a wonderful 10 days together.
It was good to hear Lillian White's voice on the telephone late
one evening. She and Shelby were on their way to Colorado for a
vacation from their work in Florida. Betty McCoshan has returned
to Florida to make her home there. Ben and Virginia Engelke
Favorite of Margarita. C. Z. were guests of the George Engelkes.
later visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and ])on Heidt.
Maryville, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Cooper with his sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Defor, Sulphur Springs. Texas
called on Bentonville folk. Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell T. Smith and
son Robert of Youngstown, Arizona overnighted with the Fred
We are sorry to report Glenn Ward Dresbach is ill in a Fort Smith
hospital. Glenn was recently honored on his 75th birthday by rec-
eiving greetings from President Johnson. Glenn is a Poet of Inter-
national renown and was on the Isthmus in the very early days
where he composed his famous "Ode on the Opening of the
Panama Canal."
Our Society's events have been well attended this year. The joy
of fellowship of kindred minds is well worth cultivating. The world
is in need of friendliness, let it begin with groups like our own
Panama Canal Societies scattered throughout our United States aind
14 countries. This year of 1965 has brought it's share of Joy a(nd
Sorrow to each of us. May next year be a better one. We shall
soon be singing many Christmas Carols, including' "Joy to the
World." "Let there be Light" even More Light as we sing joyously.
On behalf of Officers and friends of the Panama Canal Society of
Northwest Arkansas, we wish y'all "A Happy 1966."
Blanche E. Shaw

Mrs. Leonard Stark, wife of our society's president, has just
returned home from a ten day stay in Beth Israel Hospital in Denver
where she underwent major surgery. The Stark's daughter, Elia

Hansen, flew up from the Canal Zone to stay with the Starks while
Mrs. Stark is recuperating. Our best wishes are extended for her
speedy recovery.
Brian McAndrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. McAndrews (Jean
Kalar), suffered a back injury in a car accident in August. Reports
are that he is recuperating nicely.
Mrs. William (Bit) Kendrick is now serving as president of the
Le Ota Club, a service club in Englewood, Colorado. This is an out-
standing club in that community and to serve as president is a
great honor. Both she and Bill are enjoying good health and have
just returned from a very enjoyable trip to Juarez, Mexico; El
Paso Texas; and to Carlsbad, New Mexico, where they took a tour
of the Carlsbad caverns.
May Murray writes from Boulder that she spent a short time with
her son, Jim, recently in Detroit, and then he and his family drove
out to Boulder and stayed with her about ten days. Our deepest
sympathy goes out to her and Jim in their loss of husband and
father, Frank.
Three of the former Kalar girls and their husbands met in San
Francisco in September for a reunion. Harriet and Mark MeNeal
came from North Carolina, Olive and Len Krouse came from Phil-
sylvania, and Dorothy and Roy Kennedy came from Colorado. The
Krouses were attending an elevator convention at the San Fran-
cisco-Hilton Hotel so the other two couples decided to join them
there. After the convention, the Krouses and the McNeals enjoyed
a week's visit in Hawaii before returning to their homes. Prior to
their arrival in San Francisco, the Kennedy's traveled to Phoenix,
San Deigo, and the Los Angeles area where they visited relatives
of Roy's. While in San Francisco, Lois (De la Mater) Bates took
everyone sight-seeing and the girls had a wonderful time talking
over old times and catching up on news of mutual friends. On
returning from Hawaii, the Krouses and McNeals stayed in the
Los Angeles area and had a nice visit with Dorothy Hamlin.
Jackie Erickson, daughter of Bob and Shirley Erickson of Penn-
sylvania, was married recently in Bangkok. Jackie has been a
PAA stewardess for almost two years now. The first year she was
stationed in New York and then transferred to San Francisco.
Ellen Matheney, daughter of Blanche Matheney, spent seven
weeks in Spain this summer in 14 cities of that country, and then
visited in Rome, Venice, Naples, Geneva, Paris, and London, on a
trip sponsored by FSU.
Anyone with any news they wish to have printed in the Record
please call or write to me. I'd appreciate your help. Thanks.
Dorothy Kennedy

Considering the fact that the World Series offered stiff com-
petition, and the weather the few days preceding had not been too
agreeable, the picnic was well-attended on October 3rd. About 80
folks came out into the pale, autumn sunshine at Brookside Park,
Pasadena, and had a good time visiting and eating.
Ida Hallett, a very popular visitor from Quincy, Mass., was at the
picnic with her niece, Doris Gabriel of Torrance. Ida had a grand
visit on the coast -- I hope she reports on all her activities. While
in this area, Martin and Virginia Seiler took her on a tour of the
city, also entertained with a dinner which Hedvig Sundberg Seed-
borg and Thelma Reppe attended. It was good to see Erma Forbes,
Hannah Beard and many other former Zoners.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baer brought Samuel Field to Hanford,
Calif.; Helen Rhodes brought Ann Ruth (VanBrocklin) Werk-
heiser, Nova W. Cain and Louise Warwick (the latter two from
Bakersfield): Wm. D. Taylor had been a guest of Mrs. Walter Van-
Dame in West Covina and saw many of his friends in the area.
Mrs. Van Dame was unable to attend the picnic, but she and her
daughter drove Bill Taylor in so he could attend.
The Arthur Cottons, Lu Lumby, from San Diego: Flo and Arthur
Berude drove up from their new home in Laguna Hills Leisure
World. Flo said that Lewis Moore was still in Santo Domingo:
Evelyn is busy in service and women's clubs in Claremont, and
taking some courses at the college. Their son Colin Moore and his
wife Kay are living in Sacramento he is with Aero-Jet Corp.
Mrs. Martha Jensen is making her home at 19700 Devonshire St.,
Chatsworth, Calif. She attended the picnic with Mrs. Anna Ton-
neson and Jack Tonneson.
We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. Nelson D. Brayton,
of Miami, Arizona. She and Dr. Brayton were married in 1911.
shortly after his return from Panama. In addition to Dr. Brayton,
she leaves a daughter, 2 grandchildren and a sister in Alhambra.
Jane and Ewing Jdurney had an interesting trip in July they
went to Poulsbo, Wash. to visit Ewing's son and daughter-in-law
(Bud and Harriet) and 3 grandchildren. On the way they stopped
at Redding for a short visit with Clif and Hazel Currier. They took
many trips around Washington, including one to Skyomish: Jane had
graduated from school there 41 years ago. She searched for and
found her very best girl friend who happened to be in town that day,
from Bellview. They had corresponded for years, but the past few
years had lost track of one another, the friend having moved to
Montana and back to Washington. What a reunion they had.

Harriet entertained a group at the Space Needle Restaurant in
Seattle. Jane and Ewing saw Minnie (Kleefkins) and Danny Rudge,
daughter Barbie, and her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dan
Nellis family who were visiting from the Canal Zone. Later the
Rudge and Nellis families were guests at the Bud Journeys in Poulbo
for a good old "Johnny Mozetti" dinner and reminisced about Canal
Zone days. They called Lillian Knight, formerly of the Zone, now
in Salem Oregon found her well and happy. In Shelton, Wash-
ington, the Journeys had Pearl Hanna, Virginia and Joe Copello at
their motel for a visit. The Copellos are stationed in Tokyo, on
leave in the U.S. Jane worked with Joe at P.A.D. on the Zone. On
the way home, Jane and Ewing stopped at San Jose where they en-
joyed a family reunion of about 25 people: Norine (Hall) and Louis
Kaufer, Louis's sister Bernice Womack from Riviera, Texas; Ted and
Anita Kaufer and 4 children from Margarita, C. S., Jane (Kaufer)
and Jim Cochran and 6 children from Sunnyvale, and Nancy
(Kaufer) and LeRoy Leach and 4 children of San Jose attended.
Later in the summer Norine Kaufer, her daughter Nancy and 2
children were overnight guests with the Journey's in Sunland and
enjoyed a trip to Disneyland.
Jane and Ewing had a pleasant visit recently from Mel Booz, of
Yucca Valley, Calif. Also they had a visit from Agnes and Fred
Atkinson of Hot Springs, Arkansas, who were visiting relatives in
California. Jane reports that Red Koperski is in the Veterans Hos-
pital Ward No. 2, 1300 Sayre Street, San Fernando, is progressing
nicely; the Journey's have visited him several times. In his ward
they met a nurse from the Canal Zone Zonella Bliss Field, dau-
ghter of the late Gerald Bliss, and niece of Geneva Shrapnel and
Genella Bliss.
Mrs. Mary Hall, Jane's mother, is still enjoying good health, in
Oakview Convalescent at 9166 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga.
Mary enjoyed her 85th birthday by entertaining all the guests and
staff at Oakview with two huge cakes. Mrs. Hall would welcome
cards from her friends.
Mrs. Peter Sundberg enjoyed her 86th birthday at a dinner at the
home of Thelma Reppe attending were Hedvig Sundberg Seed-
borg, Martin and Virginia Seller.
Byrne and Armella Hutchings enjoyed a 7-week, 21-state auto tour
this past summer, travelled as far east as Rhode Island, stopping at
many places of interest, and visiting relatives and friends. Among
other things, they went to Grand Canyon, and St. Louis then to
Minnesota, Armella's home state. They saw relatives and friends
in that area, then on to Wisconsin where they visited their nephew

Jack Hutchings and his family. In Maryland they visited Louis and
Mary Hack: in Pennsylvania, saw Mr. George J. Vanderslice, father
of Marjory Jones. In New York they met Eloise Monroe, Dorothy
Moody and Bernadine Hanna, who had just returned from a world
tour. They all enjoyed sightseeing in New York: including the
World's Fair and United Nations Building: and visited with Mary
Snow, a former Zone teacher. In Washington, D. C. they saw David
Long and his family, he is the son of Gene Long. Eloise Monroe came
back to the coast with the Hutchings they saw Hal and Betty
(Burns) Smith in Ohio: toured Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park,
Hoover Dam, and saw their first snow in many years in Colorado.
They had almost perfect weather their whole trip missed a tor-
nado in Kansas, but saw the aftermath of the floods.
Shortly after their return to the coast, they flew to Florida to see
Byrne's brother Al who was very ill, and who has since passed away.
While in Ft. Lauderdale they saw Roger and Dorothy Williams,
Roger's mother, Beverly Deslondes and son Frank and Ann Cun-
ningham, the Rubelli's, Jimmy Hunter's aunts Rachel Rudolf,
Cliff and Nan Allan, Jack and Betty Crawford, all former Zoners.
Met Margaret Connors in Miami she was enroute to the Canal
Zone. They took a 5-day auto trip around Florida, stopping at
Dunedin to see Louise and Willie Allen; in St. Petersburg to see
Vivian and Esther Hutchings. At Peggy and Tony Sylvestre's they
had "old home week" saw Peggy and Anne Simpson, Mary Jane
Smith, her husband and their children: the Zip Ziertens, Al Wards,
Houston Esslingers, Buck Lockridges, and Mrs. A. Matheny, Joyce
and Roger Collinge.
They flew back to the coast, and then in September drove to
northern California saw Mabel Hutchings, Olena (Hutchings)
and Jack Neff and their daughter Anna Lee. Had dinner with
Cathryn Byrd, and stopped on the way back in Shafter to see Eloise
Monroe. They'll find it difficult to stay home after all their
John and Frances Greening of Santa Barbara recently had a
pleasant surprise visit from Emmett and Adele Argo, fromerly of
Gatun, who retired in June. They were passing through after an
extensive trip through the east and west, on their way to Washington
state. The Argos had visited the Allen R. Finns of Brookings.
Oregon former Zone residents, and found them both well and
happy, glad to see old Zone friends. During the Argos stay in
Santa Barbara, the Greenings had Tom and Edith McGinn over for
a good old time reminiscing about the Zone and their families.
Mr. William D. Taylor, who returned to the U. S. after living on

the Canal Zone and Republic of Panama for 58 years (40 in the
Postal Service along the line and in Cristobal and Balboa) now
makes his home in San Deigo. He reports that Lt. Col, (ret.) and
Mrs. Vernon Schafer (Catsy Taylor) have moved to 1627 Regulus
Street, San Diego. In September they entertained Mrs. George
Bennett (Dora) formerly of the United Fruit Co. in Cristobal, now
residing in Costa Rica; and Mrs. Elbert J. Brown (Becky) formerly
with the Grace Co. in Cristobal, now living in Sun City; the Arthur
Cottons, Al Days, Ann and Bill Peterson who were at Diablo and
Quarry Hts. in 1953, also joined the party. Mrs. Bennett later
visited with Dorothy and Phil Thornton in Mill Valley. In October
the Schafers had as their houseguests, Lucy and Del Charters of
Airfield, with whom they had worked in the Canal Zone, Exchange
Services in 1959-64.
Mr. Taylor's grandson, Michael, whose dad was the late Willi,
N. Taylor (Personnel Bureau at Balboa Hts.) is a senior at Mar-
quette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Louis J.
Pitney (Susan Taylor) and 2 children were in Mannheim, Germany,
with John Deere Co., and will soon leave there to make their home in
Tunisia, North Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Ashton (Laync
Taylor) are living in San Antonio, Texas, where Tom is employed
with Proctor & Gamble. His mother, Mrs. Grace Belden of Balboa.
was a recent visitor.
Had a letter from Mrs. Ruth B. Whitsett, formerly of Pedro
Miguel, now living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, since 1947. She wa:;
Woman's Page Editor of STAR & HERALD and taught English in
the Escuela Professional de Senoritas and at National University.
She spent the summer visiting old friends and relatives in the East.
Her daughter, Mrs. Miriam Whitsett Cardi and five sons live in
Columbus, Ohio: Mariam is completing work toward a PhD in
Psychology at Ohio State University, and also working as a psych-
ologist for the State of Ohio. Mrs. Whitsett visited her son James in
New York City he is Executive Secretary of the Anti-Friction
Bearing Mfg. Assoc., also a Lt. Col. in the Army reserves he has
one son. Before returning to New Mexico, Mrs. Whitsctt expected
to visit Mrs. George Austin in Barnegat, N. J. (she was Dorothy
Greene, C. Z. teacher for many years): also Miss Katherine Davis
(former principal of Cristobal High School) at her summer home on
Chebeague Island off the Coast of Maine. Mrs. Whitsett says she has
been amusing herself taking courses in Art and Foreign Languages
at New Mexico State Univ. since her retirement as Spanish teacher
in Las Cruses schools and college. She sent along a letter for Mrs.
Robert Mills (Lena Christian) whose address she could not decipher.

Through the P. C. Society of Northern California (Pat Wanke, Sec.)
we got Mrs. Mills address and sent the letter to her. This goes to
show that Zone folks do go out of their way to accommodate others,
and is a good reason for all to belong to at least one of the P. C.
Societies in the United States.
Dr. Kent Beckman of Portland, Orgeon, was a guest of his par-
cots. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beckman of Long Beach. Dr. Beckman
was returning from Miami, Florida, where he spoke at a conference.
Dr. an 1 Mrs. Jere Beckman of New Hampshire are proud parents
,f : daughter.
Mrs. Louise Warwick of Bakersfield. spent her birthday in Sep-
tember at Las Vegas, along with her daughter Nova W. Cain: the
rest of her family joined them there to celebrate the 20th anniver-
sary of her retirement. They enjoyed a trip to Lake Tahoe, Redwood
Country and northern California.
Mr. and Mrs. Murrell L. Dodd (Annai Brooks) attended the
picnic -- they live in Arcadia. THe was Construction Forenan
(1Mui i1Iql) and they lived at Margarita. 1939 thru 1959.
Kindest regards,
Thelma E. Reppe, Secretary

Fall again time of apple juice and spice!
The countryside ablaze with colorful foliage makes one realize
- quoting from "The Lord's Prayer," "For thine is the kingdom.
and the power, and the glory, forever," "His" handiwork is all
around the ".51I,. r Painter."
Many of our members have been away and have returned home to
settle down for the winter months; exceptions to the rule Esther
and Fred Hodges, having sold their home in Woodland Hills, are
going to St. Petersburg, Fla. November 1st but they will be back
around the first of March, and will have a new home built in
Weaverville, N. C. Route 1.
Ruth Sill flew down to Winter Park, Fla., to be with Helen
Currier Baker for two weeks at the time that Ernest Baker passed
Mrs. Charles L. Trickey is the house guest of Mrs. Geo. B. Ward
in Weaverville; Mrs. Trickey resided in Beverly Hills, Asheville
from 1951 1961.
Mrs. E. T. Howard (Jean) was away from the 22nd of July to the
22nd of September. She spent most of the time with her sister
Agnes Reeve in Melrose Park, Pa. (her first trip back to Pa. in

'15 years!) Jean and Agnes went to visit their brother John
Kuller at Lake Keuka, Hammonds Port, N. Y. Jean hadn't seen
him in 11 years; John left the Canal Zone after he was graduated
from high school went to the University of Illinois. While in Pa.,
Jean also saw Kitty Bryan who lives in Philadelphia, Pa. They had
lunch together reminisced Canal Zone days, attended the show -
"My Fair Lady." She reported a wonderful time.
Barbara and Tom Coleman report that their daughter Jean Don-
browsky arrived from Balboa, C. Z. to attend the graduation of her
son Dale from Clemson University, at which time he was commis-
sioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army. After a few daysv
visit with Dale and his wife, Jean, Barbara and Tom drove to
Waynesburg, Pa. to visit their other daughter Louise Pattison and
family, (Jim and Louise own Radio Station --WANB in Wavnes-
burg.) On August the 28th Jean flew from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Miami.
Fla. and after a short visit with the Dombrowsky relatives she flew
back home to the Canal Zone. Barbara and Tom then drove to lowa
to visit a sister, brother, and other relatives, returned to Hen!ler-
sonville on the 18th of September.
Mildred and Bruce Harrell have returned from Sierra Vista.
Arizona after a visit with daughter Louise and son-in-law Bill
Wright and family; Bill has an interesting position at the Ft. Hau-
chuc:i Electronic Research Center. Living in Sierra Vista also -
is Mercedes Ramirez Rawls, whose father. (C .,Ii- Ramirez. was
Canal Zone Assistant District Attorney at one time and is now in
private practice on the Isthmus.
Maxine. Henry and Richard Carpenter and Richard's collereO
roommate stopped in Hendersonville for a few hours in September.
They were enroute to Tennessee from New Orleans, where they were
detained by hurricane Betsy The Carpenters called on Barbara
and Tom Coleman, also Rose and Clarence Johnston.
Paul T. Dunn and 5 children of Knoxville. Tenn., stopped by for
an afternoon visit with Betty and Paul Benz; They also stated thai
their son Allen T. Benz was on tour in Scotland and Eng-land for
two weeks while on business for General Foods; They hope to spend
the Christmas holidays with Allen and his family.
We the Churchills invited the P. C. Society of Western North
Carolina to picnic on our grounds in August a large crowd at-
tended, including Mildred and Jack Randall of Sarasota, Fla.; We
were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the Stanford Skinners of
Miami, Fla., who were visiting Martha and Roy Knopp of Hender-
sonville. We hope the group had a good time. We thoroughly en-
joyed having them.

On August 17th Starford and I journeyed to Pa., to visit Star, Jr.,
Dee and family for 2 weeks, then on to N. Y. Vermont -- New
Hampshire, to Boothbay Harbor, Me., where we visited with friends
for a few days; In September we went on to Ma.~,. to visit with
friends and relatives, spent 3 weeks there returned to Star, Jrs..
on Sept. 24th for a 12 day stay we always have a fine time in
this area, visited the Hayward Shackletts, (Dee's folks). We had
been invited to stop and see the Furrs also, (they left the Canal
Zone in 1941, so we hadn't seen them in 24 years, they now live
in Hazardville, Conn.) You can well imagine the gab-fest we had.
Connie Edna and I even played some "Mah Jongg!" We stayed
a few days then continued on home arriving in Asheville the
11th of October. Weather permitting we hope to go to Pa., for
Respectfully submitted,
Dorothea T. Churchill. Secretary

meetingss from Northern California. We had a rather nippy day
on September 26th when we held our end-of-the-summer picnic ;t
Juniperro Serra Park. Nevertheless we had a good turnout of about
100 people who enjoyed meeting and talking with one another. We
welcomed several new members and through them have leads to
more ex-Zonians we hope to contact in the near future. New mem-
bers were: John and Martha Keller, Concord; George and Eleanor
(Fitzgerald) Robinson, San Francisco; Philip and Laura (Walston)
Sanders, Concord; and Harry Stumph, San Mateo. Out of town
guests were Carl and Ethel Wanke, Whittier, Calif.; Fred and Lil
Sundstrom, Arcadia, Calif.; Frances Dorn, Hot Springs. Arkansas:
Bertha and Wilson Carnahan, Prattville, Ala.; Margaret Yerkes.
Bellevue, Wash. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Browder
of San Francisco, Francis Criste, S. F.; Eva Leaser, S. F.; Ann
(Keller) Daykin and Nancy Collins, Concord.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Robertson announce the birth of their third
child, second daughter, on May 18th in Mt. View, Calif. The little
girl has been named Lorie Leigh. Grandparents are Mrs. Ruth
Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Menlo Park. Great-
grandmother is Mr. Nina Brown.
Wyllis (Rocker) Leonhard reported a new address of 19782 Glen
Brae Drive, Saratoga. Calif. She attended the picnic with her
parents Norman and Mary Rocker. Ethel and Carl Wanke were
visiting with us (Bud and Pat Wenke) and we were so glad they

were able to come up during picnic time. Fred and Lil Sundstrom
with Fred's sister Ann Taylor were house guests of Nina Brown
and Ruth Robertson. All attended the picnic together. Ruth reports
her new grand-daughter is a delight as are the other two.
The Jerry Pragers had as a house guest in September Mrs. Slim
Hallett who was visiting the west coast. Buck and Helen Yoder had
daughter Kitty Lesiak of Balboa visiting with them for several
weeks. Kitty had flown up with her daughter Susan who was enter-
ing college in Texas. While here Helen had a luncheon for Kitty
and some of her friends from the area. Attending were Betty
(Nolan) Conrad, Wyllis (Rocker) Leonhard, Ruth (Brown) Robert-
son, Jean (Mitchell) Smith, Jean (Irwin) Ecker, Caroline (Hagan)
Arnold. and Lucille (Cook) Nanney. Kitty unfortunately had to
leave just a few days before our picnic. She flew to Texas to join
Sue for the week-end and then on to Miami where she was to visit
with Beverly DesLondes before returning to the Canal Zone. The
Yoders were due to leave for a trip to Oregon and Washington
shortly after the first of October.
Shirley (Jensen) Erickson of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was a recent
visitor on the west coast. She came out to visit with daughter
Jackie, a Pan American stewardess and to settle son Erik in San
Mateo where he has entered San Mateo College. Jack'e is now
married and living in Saigon. While here, hli Iil spent one day
with us here in Cupertino. What a fine time catching up on every-
thing and viewing a film of the Zone that she had taken in March
while visiting there. We hadn't seen Shirley in so many years
and it was nice to be able to talk instead of our usual Christmas
Ted and Lena London attended the picnic with their family and
both looked as though they had thoroughly enjoyed the summer
trip around the world. They reported that they had had a fine
time and a most interesting trip. Tom and Dorothy Curtis have
moved from Carmichael to Leisure World and their new address is
now 1700 Oakmont Dr. No. 1, Walnut Creek, Calif. Harold and
Rath Duican have been visiting in the east and so missed our
picnic. Will report more on their trip in the next report.
It looks as though this is just about all there is to report at this
time. Remember if any of you are in this area our January picnic
will be on the 23rd (changed from the,16th) at the Lake Merritt
s.ail,,,i Clubhouse, Oakland, Calif. Be delighted to see you.
Pat Wanke


TIME-January 18th and 19th, 1966.

PLACE-Soreno Hotel overlooking beautiful T.1ii.,1 Bay at First
Avenue and Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida.

COST-Luncheon $2.75 per person which includes gratuity and tax.

On the first day, Tuesday, January 18th, registration will be in
the forenoon and the combined annual and monthly business meeting
in the afternoon. On Wednesday there will be a social period in the
morning before the luncheon at 1 p.m. You are urged to forward
your reservations early as the hotel may be forced to decline last
minute reservations for the luncheon.
The primary purpose of the Reunion above all is to enable former
Isthmaians to get together, renew acquaintances and discuss those
gone but not forgotten days. You'll never know how many true
friends you have until you attend the Reunion where they gather
from every section of the country. We will meet on the mezzanine
floor of the hotel where there is ample room with comfortable seats.
or if you prefer seclusion with former pals, there's the well-stocked
bar on the main floor. Don't miss the Reunion. You'll be sorry
if you do!
Room reservations can be arranged at convention rates of $12.00
double and $8.00 single, plus 3% tax at the Soreno Hotel, but if
rooms are not available there, they will be secured in private homes
at $9.00 double and $8.00 single, plus tax. Those desiring reserva-
tions should remit $12.00 plus tax for double and $8.00 for single
room per day. There is also efficient room-locating service main-
tained by the Chamber of Commerce in the Greyhound Bus Terminal
at the foot of Central Avenue which is open daily until 9:00 p.m.
have them not later than January 12. Make remittances payable
to the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Your reservation will be acknowledged by postcard, but LUNCH-
EON TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED. They should be claimed
immediately upon arrival at the Reunion. No Luncheon tickets will
be held after 11:30 a.m.

(Reservation form on separate page.)

Thirty-Fourth Anniversary Reunion
January 18th and 19th, 1966

Fill out and return this form with your remittance to the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, mailing it direct to:
MRS. LUCILLE S. JUDD, Secretary-Treasurer
3535 -19th Street No. St. Petersburg, Florida, 33713
Please arrange reservations as follows -
Reunion luncheon tickets for persons, each, $2.75.
My party of persons will find our own room accommodations.
My party of persons will need __ single and/or
double rooms in hotel or private home for days beginning
January 1966. Enclosed is $8.00 for each single room and/or
$12.00 for each double room per day for deposit on these reservations,
plus 3% tax.
There is enclosed remittance of $ representing total for
all the above reservations.
'My party will arrive by train; auto; bus; plane.
(Please indicate which)


Names and addresses of those in my party:

While at the Reunion our address will be:


With more than 250 trips through the Panama Canal to his
credit, Capt. Arne Norman-Nilsen should have enough experience
to qualify him as an honorary Par;iim.-,, Canal pilot.
M.,i Bureau officials thought so too.
So when the veteran Norwegian skipper arrived in Balboa
on his last voyage before retirement, he-, was presented an
Honorary Panama Canal Marine License.
Capt. ('hI:-tr r E. Briggs, Jr., USN, Chief of the Navigation Div-
ision made the presentation and a short speech of congratulation
and farewell. The informal ceremony took place on the ',rilu-e of
the Bataan shortly after it docked in Balboa following its arrival
from the U. S. west coast.
Also present were Mrs. Norman-Nilsen, wife of the retiring
master, who was accompanying her husband on his final voyage;
Nigel Simons and C. E. Hignett, representatives in Balboa of the
agents, C. Fernie and Co.
Capt. Norman-Nilsen has been with the Fred Olsen Co. since 1933
and served with the Norwegian Navy during World War II. He has
been a ship's master since 1949 and has been on the Bataan for the
past 12 years. All of his service with the company has been on
ships transiting the Canal on a regular schedule.

Work is under way at the Industrial Division shops on assembly
of the new engine, reduction gear, and foundation destined for the
tug "Arraijan." This is the first time the Industrial Division at
Mount Hope has attempted a repowering job. Two 500-horsepower
engines are being replaced by a 1,600-horsepower engine. The
"Arraijan" and her sister tug, "Alhajuela," are still as strong and
seaworthy as when they were built in the old Mechanical Division
shops at Balboa approximately 30 years ago.
A special ceremony drew attention to the first in a series of
ten historical markers to be placed near significant portions of the
old defense installations of the Panama Canal.
Major General J. D. Alger, Commander, U. S. Army IFIi.-'
Southern Command, unveiled the first of the markers at the site
of Battery Burnside on Naos Island, Fort Amador.
The sign marks Batteries Burnside and Buell, two entrances of
the tunnels which honeycomb the hill on the island nud formerly
sheltered the men and equipment for the gun emplacements atop the

The group of ten signs, six at the Pacific entrance and four at the
Atlantic entrance to the canal will mark and describe similar
portions of the old coast artillery batteries which formed the orig-
inal defenses of the canal.
When constructed just before World War I, the fortifications
were among the strongest in the world, consisting of solidly em-
placed 6-, 14-, and 16-inch guns supported by a number of 12-inch
Since the guns were designed to defend against naval attack, the
development of the airplane as a weapon of war made the big guns
obsolete, so, during World War II, anti-aircraft guns were installed
in the batteries.
At the close of World War II, the anti-aircraft guns were dis-
mantled and scrapped, but the emplacements and fortifications
still remain.
Today the canal is defended against air attack by modern HAWK
'Because of the rapid technological advances in the Army,' said
General Alger at the ceremony, "we sometimes pay too little at-
tention to our history and our heritage."
The General raised the series of markers as a means of instilling
in people on the Isthmus today an appreciation for the history be-
hind the canal and its significance.
"We should know who was here before us," he noted.
He complimented the USARSO command historian, Hugh H,
Gardner, for researching the history of the costal batteries and in-
itiating the historical marker project.

With only a few feet to spare on each side, the 104-foot beam
forebody of the Torrey Canyon, a huge supertanker, squeezed
through the Panama Canal locks recently on its way from Japan
to Newport News, Va.
The dead hulk, one of the few of its size to be brought through the
Panama Canal, started its trip northbound at 6 a.m. guided by three
Panama Canal tugs and completed the passage 12 hours later.
Panama Canal officials reported that the job was done smoothly
and efficiently despite the difficulties of keeping the big hulk under
control in such ticklish spots as the docks and Gaillard Cut.
The Torrey Canyon, whose stern was removed in a Japanese
shipyard, arrived in Balboa, after the long journey across the
Pacific in tow of the Dutch sea-going tug Jacob Van Heemkerck,
Panama Canal tugs took over to help bring the strange craft to dock.
Following the transit through the Canal, the Jacob Van Heem-



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kerck took over again at Cristobal and the Torrey Canyon was
towed out of Cristobal harbor.
The Torrey Canyon and her sister ship, the Lake Palourde, are
owned by the National Bulk Carriers. They were jumboized in
Japanese shipyards and had their sterns with their main engines
removed. They will be converted in Newport News into tankers ap-
proximately 855 feet in length.


Did you know that 83 new teachers were hired for the C. Z.
U. S. Schools... a total of 134 ships transited the Canal Oct. 16 18
for a 3 day average of 44.7 the low level of Gatun Lake remains
a matter of concern to P. C. engineers 11,439 students enrolled
in the C. Z. schools in Sept .. .Gorgas Memorial Laboratory is one
of the best centers in the world for knowledge of insects, with
200,000 specimens in 1907 a resolution by the municipality of
Cristobal provided for naming and numbering streets the
C. Z. is making 30 million gallons of water a day, available to
Panama City 25 C. Z. policemen are enrolled in Fla. State U.
classes Balboa high school freshman class is in the new school
in Curundu something new in reunion lunches is in store for
AFTER 11:30 a.m.
Thanks to all who sent in words of encouragement during the
year; These are truly appreciated. Many thanks to all the reporters
for being so prompt with their copy; to all who sent in news items
and pictures; and to everyone in general for such fine cooperation.
THE EXPENSE OF THE SOCIETY. Seasons greetings to all.
The dead line for the March Record is April 1st.
See you at the Reunion!
Betty Lockridge, Record Editor,
200 Pinellas Point Drive South,
Telephone 867-2315 St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712



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Photographers-Mr. G.A. Peterson, and Mr. F.S. Hargy, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. H.F. Paddock, Mr. Tom Jordan, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Milton Treadwell,
Orlando, Fla.; back row-Mr. Nolan Bissell, Mr. Robert Hicks, St. Petersburg,

Front row-Mr. Allen Bridges, Paul Warner, Bradenton, Fla.; back row-
Mrs. G.A. Peterson, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. A.G. Dunham, Miami, Fla.

Mr. Abey Howard, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. Donald Hendricks, Guilford,

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jones, Miami P.C. President.

Mr. F.R. Swanson, Tyler, Tex., Capt. Sterling Miller, Dallas, Tex.

From left to right-M. Dodd, Ted Englebright, Tom Brennan, Eugene Provost,
Capt. Peterson, Carl Wanke, E.C. Journey, H.M. Lockwood.

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Nora Rathgaber with 7 of her 8 children. Don was absent.
Front row-Marge Ruoff, Nora Rathgaber, Norine Lucas.
Back row-Jack, Bernice Jackson, Bob, Ed and Louise Hunt.

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