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CUL.EBR. CUI Curtesy Panama Canal Company)
Capt. and Mrs. A. B. Foisstrom, Cranston, R. I, Mr. Julius Peterson,
Hillside, N. J., Capt. and Mrs.E. J. Erickson, New Port Richey, Fla.
Miss Jessie Murdock, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Captain B. C. Judd, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Irene Donovan, Jane Knapp, Herb Knapp, Portland, Ore., Mrs Chas. Persons
and Henry Donovan, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rinnin, Grand Cane, La., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stetler,
Kokomo, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hills, Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Feeney, Harbour Heights, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Violette, Panama City, R. de P.,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Moody, Tampa, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. James Bradley, St. Petersburg, Fla., son
Louis Bradley, New York City.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
P. O. BOX 11566 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33733
Cecil M. Banan J. F. Warner
William L. Howard Executive Committee
Vice-President lF u Cei Cecil M. Banan
A E *\ Chairman
Lucille S. Judd William L. Howard
Secretary-Treas. I,1L -_-J --' Lucille S. Judd
Betty Betty Lockridge
Betty Lockridge Bi
Record ", Mary Belle Hicks
Record Editor Andy Fraser
Mary Belle Hicks Dewey Goodwin
RecrdinSecy Ernest M. Kieswetter
Recording Sec'y. Albert McKeown
Ross Cunningham David S. Smith
The current estimate is that living costs- as measured by the govern-
ment's Consumer Price Index- will rise 2 21/2 % this year. If this
happens it will be the largest annual percentage increase since 1957.
Life Insurance Hearings are scheduled for early Feb. by the House
Civil Service Subcommittee. For retirees the bill would ease the decline
in life insurance policy values after age of 65
Most Government employees and retirees are apt to be very disap-
pointed at the expected report of the President's Committee on Re-
Very little changes are expected over the present benefits as we now
know them. The Cabinet status-level committee will only recommend
that the government increase its contribution to the retirement fund.
The committee shied away from proposing any changes or new benefits
The NARCE Legislative Program has stated that their Paramount
Objectives for 1966 are:
1. End discrimination in survivor benefits.
2. End discrimination Health benefits.
3. Oppose harmful legislation.
4. Improve the government group life insurance.
5. Improvement of other government retirement systems.
6. Correct inequities in the current retirement system.
7. Support veterans benefits.
8. Reinforce the retirement fund.
9. Matching salary increases.
10. Free survivor benefits.
11. Recomputation on death of person named as survivor.
12. Spouse married after retirement.
13. Early retirement without penalty.
14. Medicare benefits.
15. Income tax.
NARCE has a very active legislative lobby in Washington and it is
the only organization that is getting the job done so far as benefits for
retirees are concerned.
We urge all persons to become members of NARCE and support
their legislative program.
G. C. Lockridge
Legislative Rep. Tel. 867-2315
Edwin C. Jones-36 years, 8 months, 11 days.
Marie Theresa Lindh-22 years, 11 months, 28 days.
Margaret R. Conner-31 years, 3 months, 2 days.
Lloyd W. Peterson-33 years, 3 months, 21 days.
Laura A. Atchley-34 years, 1 month, 9 days.
Marcella G. Green-31 years, 11 months, 1 day.
Mary B. Journeay-30 years, 3 months 12 days.
Lester Laegent-31 years, 1 month, 17 days.
Morton Levee-31 years, 8 months, 1 day.
Genevieve Long-21 years, 11 months, 19 days.
William Munyon-31 years, 14 days.
Jack B. Devore-35 years, 9 months, 18 days.
Janice G. Scott-30 years, 10 months.
James H Selby-31 years, 4 months, 24 days.
Leslie Beauchamp-30 years, 1 month, 27 days.
Nita B. Hartman-33 years, 4 months, 2 days.
Luther B. Sartain-30 years, 5 months, 8 days.
Robert M. Turner-32 years, 6 months, 23 days.
Thatcher A. Clisbee-34 years, 5 months, 19 days.
Mack F. Bailey-34 years, 8 months, 20 days.
Mildred K. Clisbee-37 years, 1 month, 12 days.
Owen J. Corrigan-37 years, 2 months, 13 days
Thomas F. Gibson-30 years, 15 days.
Paul E. Kelsay-26 years, 7 months, 12 days.
Frank D. Naughton-31 years, 2 months, 4 days.
Carl A. Widell-17 years, 3 months, 6 days.
Clarence W. Kilby-30 years, 8 months, 25 days.
Hugh E. Turner--40 years, 10 months, 16 days.
Harry V. Cain-31 years, 18 days.
Harold E. Chambers-36 years, 9 months, 3 days.
The largest group of Zonites ever to attend a reunion assembled at
the Soreno Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fla. Jan. 18th and 19th. As usual it
was impossible to see every one as people seemed to constantly come
Florida topped the list with 523 registered. Alabama 18, C.Z. 13,
while Calif. and Ga. tied with 8. It is interesting to note how the re-
union is growing by the year. In 1962, 515 were registered; 1963-529;
1961-564; 1965-575; 1966-645.
From ALA. the following people registered; Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Renz; Mr. and Mrs. O. R, Swanson; Mr. and Mrs. Harry White; Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Jordan; Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Byrd, Harry Walbridge; Sue
Odom; Estelle Patterson; Iretta Austin; Mrs. Helen Smith; Mr. and
Mrs. George McCullough and Muriel (Evans) Neal. ARK. Mr. and
Mrs. Grover Bohan. CALIFORNIA, Francis Christe, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Evans; Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Hutchings; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Seiler,
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin. CANAL ZONE, George, Harold, Thomas and Bill
Egger, Sydney Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Corrigan; Mrs. Jessie Grimi-
son; Mr. and Mrs. Randy Wikingstad, Mrs. Robert Barnes, CONNECTI-
CUT, Mr. Rod Ely. DELAWARE, Marion Hallowell, DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA, Beuleh Propst, GEORGIA, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wilkes; Mrs.
Peggy Wilkes Burch; Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Kincaid; Cassie Pate; Mr,
and Mrs. Wilber Dockery. INDIANA, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stetler, IOWA,
Mr. and Mrs. C. A, Monsanto, KANSAS, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Loehr.
KENTUCKY, Mr. and Mrs. Irl Sanders; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Staples;
Mr. W. D. Rogers. MARYLAND, Adelaide Lambert; John Dettor; Mr.
and Mrs. Milton Smith, Clarence Davis. MAINE, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian
Webb. MICHIGAN, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Fox, Mrs. A. Jones, MISS-
OURI, Mabel Maener, H. Schwarz. LOUISIANA, Mr. and Mrs. H. I.
Tinnin and Jane Scott. NORTH CAROLINA, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Howell,
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Herring. NEW YORK, Mr. George Chavalier; Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Hoffman, W. H. Young; Regina Thomason Bannister;
Fran Wickham. OHIO, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheldon, Lillian Thompson.
OREGON, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Knapp. PENNSYLVANIA, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Thomas; Mr. Sylvestre Bubb; Mrs. Mary Dorgan; Mrs.
May Reece. RHODE ISLAND, Mr. and Mrs. Al Forsstrom; SOUTH
CAROLINA, Mrs. Iva Crawford and Mrs. Ann Rheney. TENNESSEE,
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Carkeet. TEXAS, Mrs. Ben Fernandez, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Jones; Mr. F. S. Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. George Walsh. NEW
JERSEY, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dorgan; Mr. Archie Burns; Mrs. Lillian
Marstrand Powers, Julius Peterson. WEST VIRGINIA, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Pope. WISCONSIN, Mr. and Mrs. George Grimm. REPUBLIC
OF PANAMA, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Violette, Harry Nickels, Mrs. Helen
Adler. GUATEMALA CITY Mr. and Mrs. Walter Milliken, BAHAMAS,
Mrs. Ellen Baverstock.
Delightful entertainment during the luncheon was provided by pianist
Mrs. Margaret Williams and accomplished soloists Mrs. June Wheeler
and Mrs. Waunita Brown of St. Petersburg.
Photographers Mr. Francis Hargy and Mr. Gustaf Peterson donated
their time and worked diligently both days.
After the luncheon the reunion officially ended but lingering groups
filled the Mezzanine until late in the afternoon. Start planning now to
attend next year.
WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS
Mr. and Mrs. William Klein of Bloomington, California announce
the engagement of their daughter Candi Louise to Mr. Robert A. Chris--
tensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Christensen of Los Rios.
Miss Klein is a graduate of Radford High School in Hawaii. Mr.
Christensen is a graduate of Balboa High School and has just completed
four years with the Navy as Electronics Technician 3rd Class.
Mrs. Phyllis Schjeveland of Winthrop, Maine and Mr. Ernest N.
Milkey of Augusta, Maine announced their marriage on July 31st at
the Penny Memorial United Baptist Church, Augusta, Maine. They
are at home at 32 Morton Street, Winthrop, Maine 04364
The Canal Zone's first Merit Scholarship winner, Miss Diane Mar-
garet Jacobs of Boston and Panama, Was married Dec. 5, to Dr. Jacob
Yashphe of Jerusalem. The marriage ceremony was performed by
Rabbi Michael Kramer in the Berlin Chapel of Brandeis University,
Waltham, Mass. It was followed by a reception held at the M. I. T.
Faculty Club, Cambridge, Mass.
Mrs. Shelby Kashet, friend of the bride, and Mr. Jack Fleishman,
cousin of the bridegroom, attended the couple.
Mrs. Yashphe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Jacobs of Panama.
Mr. Jacobs is Managing Director, Universal Films, S. A. for the
Republiic of Panama and Central America.
Dr. Yashphe is the son of Mrs. I. J. Yashphe of Hadera, Israel, and
the late Mr. Yashphe.
The bride attended schools in Port of Spain, Trinidad; Bombay
India; she was on a summer program in Salzburg, Austria, before
entering Harvard University. Currently she is on a National Institutes
of Health pre-Doctoral fellowship in the field of bacteriology at Har-
vard Medical School. She is a member of the Radcliffe Club and Sigma
Xi, national honorary science society.
The bridegroom attended the Herzelia School in Tel Aviv and served
as an officer in the Israel Defense Army in 1950-52. He holds master
degrees in bio-chemistry and bacteriology from the Hebrew University
in Jerusalem; receiving his doctorate there in the field of microbial
bacteriology. In the United States under a cultural exchange program,
he has been a research fellow at both Harvard Medical School and
Brandeis University, his present assignment.
After a wedding trip to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Dr. and
Mrs. Yashphe will live in Boston until the middle of next year, when
they plan to depart for Jerusalem, where Dr. Yashphe will resume his
affiliation with the Medical School of the Hebrew University there as a
member of its teaching staff.
Out of town guests included the bride's maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Rosenberger of New York City, who came to Boston from
New York, the bridegroom's mother, who came from Israel for the
wedding; and Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs who went up to Boston from Panama
City, R. de P.
Miss Carode Ann Quintal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quintal
of Balboa and Edward Purdy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Purdy,
Sr. of Pleasant Valley, New York were married at a double ring cere-
mony, November 20, in Kodiak, Alaska. The wedding took place at
the Naval Station Chapel with Chaplain (Lt.) Herbert T. Lewis, U. S.
The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Bill Shirley and was attended
by Mrs. Shirley as maid of honor.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Marine Club.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and attended the
summer session of the Canal Zone College.
The bridegroom is stationed with the Sea-Bees in Alaska where the
couple expect to remain for another year.
The engagement of Miss Carol Ann LaCroix to Jerry M. Kennedy was
announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LaCroix of Margarita at a
dinner party in Chicago, Ill. in mid-September.
Mr. Kennedy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy of Winthrop Harbor,
Ill., is a senior at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. His
fiancee, a former student at S. I. U. is now employed as a private
secretary with the Stricker Trailer Corp., Chicago, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Charles Edward Tinsley of 3411 Prince William Drive,
Fairfax, Va., announce the marriage of their daughter Praticia Lee to Mr.
James A. Fraser, Jr. at the Westover Baptist Church, Arlington, Va.,
Dec. 23rd 1965. A reception followed at the home of the bride. Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Fraser, St. Petersburg, parents of the bridegroom and
Bernice Herring, Fairfax, Va. attended the wedding and reception.
Following a honeymoon spent in the Virgin Islands the young couple
are at home in Balboa, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hewitt of Coco Solo announce the marriage of
their daughter, Harriett Louise, to Mr. Steven Paul Dokken, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert S. Dokken of Westminster, Colorado. The wedding took
place on December 26, 1965 at the Westminster Methodist Church. A
reception was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents.
After a short wedding trip the couple returned to Lincoln, Nebraska
where both are students at the University of Nebraska.
The Fort Amador Chapel was the setting December 3rd, for the
marriage of Miss Barbara Anne Reynolds and Charles Henry Branch.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Reynolds of Balboa and Mr.
Branch is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Spencer of Pasa Robles,
California. Chaplain H. Grubb officiated.
The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, Col. David Tiger
of St. Petersburg, Florida. Mrs. David Tiger, Jr., aunt of the bride was
matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Dianne Shore and Mrs.
Little Miss Holly Tiger, cousin of the bride, carried the flower basket.
Master Miles Betts was the ring bearer.
Mr. George Fussell served as best man and the ushers were Col.
Edward Betts and Mr. David Tiger, Jr., uncle of the bride, of West
Palm Beach, Florida.
The Roosevelt Room of the Tivoli Guest House was the scene of a re-
ception for one hundred guests.
Mrs. Ruth Hedden, organist, played the wedding music.
The young couple spent their honeymoon at Miami Beach, Florida.
Miss Karen Lee Nadeau, daughter of Mrs. Grayce L. Nadeau and the
late George F. Nadeau, became the bride of Staff Sergeant Orville L.
Price, son of Mr. Walter O. Price and the late Mrs. Letha L. Price of
Abilene, Texas, in a double ring ceremony performed by Chaplain Hugh
M. Grubb at the Post Chapel Fort Amador on October 9, 1965
The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Charles L. Green of Coco
Solo, a close friend of the family.
Lana Nadeau Gagon, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor.
Sandra Weiland Garcia and Pamela Theriot Coskey served as brides-
The bridegroom was attended by Staff Sergeant Luis Garcia, Jr. as
best man. Ushers were A/2 Dan H. Gagon and Sergeant Joaquin Zamora.
The bride's brother, George F. Nadeau, Jr., served as ring bearer.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the
Roosevelt Room of the Tivoli House.
Miss Gurney was in charge of the gift table.
Miss Henrietta Boatwright distributed among the guests small packages
of rice wrapped in pastel net and tied with satin ribbon.
Mrs. Frances Burch was in charge of the bride's book. Mrs. Della
Hancock presided at the punch bowl.
Mrs. Joyce Boatwright cut and served the beautiful wedding cake follow-
ing the traditional "first cut" by the bridal couple.
The young couple are now at home to their friends at Quarters
Miss Grace A. Whitney and James W. Riley, Jr. exchanged vows at
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Cocoli, Canal Zone, October 22. The
Rev. William Baldwin officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Whitney of Balboa
and the bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. James W. Riley of La
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.
Mrs. Joan Voyles, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor.
Jeff Riley served his brother as best man, and the ushers were Harry
and James Whitney, brothers of the bride.
A reception dinner was held at the Tivoli Guest House for the mem-
bers of both families.
The bridegroom is now attending Canal Zone College after spending
two years playing professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals org-
anization. The bride is a senior at Balboa High School.
After a short wedding trip, the couple are residing at 930-A La Boca,
Mrs. Patricia A. Wiseman, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Captain E.
D. Ring, U.S.N., of Noble, Illinois, announce that their marriage took
place November 3rd, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mrs. Wiseman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Neel of Jacksonville, Florida, is a Reg-
istered Nurse and is in charge of the Outpatient and Emergency De-
partment of West Jefferson Hospital. She is a former nurse at Gorgas
Hospital for the Panama Canal Company.
Captain Ring, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Ring of Noble, Illinois, is
stationed at Algiers Naval Base, and is the Inspector General of the 8th
Naval District. He is the former Port Captain of Cristobal and Balboa,
and the Chief of Navigation for the Panama Canal Co.
The couple are presently residing at 3103 Americus, Algiers, La.
Miss Janet Eliese Fields, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. John B. Fields
of Ancon and Robert John Lahrochar of Erial, New Jersey, were married
recently at an evening ceremony in St. Mary's Episcopal Church,
Clementon, New Jersey. Assisting the Rev. Robert Trask, Rector of the
Church in performing the rites was the bride's father. The bridegroom
is the foster son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Carr of Erial.
Mrs. L. J. Miller of Joliet, Ill. was her sister's maid of honor.
Serving as his brother's best man was Charles J. Carr. Ushers were
Joseph MacIntire and Henry Wettengel.
A reception following the wedding was held in the Parish Hall of the
Miss Linda Killham was in charge of the bride's book.
Following a wedding trip to Atlantic City the young couple have re-
turned to make their home in Stratford, New Jersey where the bride is
attending Steilmans Business School, her husband is studying at the
Lanton Monotype School in Philadelphia.
Miss Eloise Monroe and Mr. Wesley Simpson were married Nov. 4th,
1965 in Denver, Colo. They are at home to their many friends at 829
East Ellsworth, Salina, Kansas 64701.
Miss Maxine Conover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Conover, former
residents of Balboa, was married on October 1st to Mr. Colin MacDonald,
by the Rev. Jarratt Ragan, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Singapore.
Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Colin L. MacDonald, of 45
Cambridge Terrace, Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia. He is a grad-
uate of Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Richmond, New South Wales
and is employed in Singapore as Production Manager of Malaysia
Dairy Industries. Ltd., which is one of the Australian Dairy plants in
the Southeast Asia area.
The bride, born in the Canal Zone, was graduated from Balboa High
School and the University of Kentucky. She was 'the first Peace Corps
Volunteer from the Canal Zone. After preliminary training in the
United States and Hawaii, she was sent to a remote town in the Philip-
After the Philippines she went to Japan at the time of the Olympic
Games with another Peace Corps Volunteer. Her travelling companion
was the daughter of the Mayor of a Western town that had adopted a
town in Japan. The Mayor of the Japanese town had visited the girl's
home town and had been her family's house guest, so while in Japan the
two girls returned the call. They received the red carpet treatment as
the honored guests of the Mayor and the town.
Miss Conoover attended the Olympics, and one of the high spots was
meeting the members of the Argentine equestrian team.
The bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Conover, flew to Singapore
for the wedding, so that the bride could be given away by her father.
Her only attendant was Mildred Tang.
Ted Cunneen was the best man, and a garden party reception with a
buffet supper was held at his home.
The newly married couple are making their home at 24B Block A,
First Mansions, Jalan Daliah, Singapore 15.
Prattmont Baptist Church, Prattsville, Alabama, was the setting of
the marriage on September 10 of Miss Judith Carolyn McGriff, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James Harris McGriff of Prattsville and the Reverend
William David McGowin, Jr. of Balboa, Canal Zone and Birmingham,
Alabama, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William David McGowin, Sr.,
Reverend J. B. Burt officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Miss Peggy Richardson, aunt of the bride, was maid of honor, and Miss
Norma Gaddie, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid.
Mr. William David McGowin, Sr. served his son as best man and ushers
were James McGriff, Jr., brother of the bride; and Reverend Larry
Draper, of Birmingham.
After the wedding trip to Biloxi, Miss., the couple is making their
home at 1918D Vestavia Gardens in Birmingham.
Captain and Mrs. B. A. Herring of Salemburg, N. C., former residents
of Gamboa, C. Z. announce the marriage of their daughter, Joyce
Carolyn to Clarence Harrison Stewart, Jr. of Henderson, N. C. The
couple was married Sept. 11, 1965 and are now making their home in
Greenville, North Carolina where both are seniors at East Carolina
Miss Anna Kathleen Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R.
Andrews of Balboa and Stephen Allen Bissell, III were married at ,a
candlelight service at the Diablo Community Chapel on Thursday, De-
cember 9. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A, Bissell of Diablo
Heights. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Carl Thompson and
Mrs. Thompson served as organist.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride-
groom's parents. The young couple who are attending Canal Zone Schools,
will make their home with the Senior Bissells.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick M. Elich of Balboa, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Margaret Mary to James Michael Schaefer, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Vincent J. Schaefer of Schermerhorn Road, N. Y.
Miss Elich and Mr. Schaefer will graduate from the University of
Montana in Missoula, Montana in June.
Miss Kathryn Jean Nehring, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Karl T.
Nehring of Balboa and Michael Arthur Livingston, son of Mrs. Mary
G. Livingston of Balboa were married at a Nuptial Mass at St. Mary's
Mission Church on the morning of December 17. The Rev. Paul C.
Loeven, C. M. officiated.
Mrs. Wm. E. Kirkland served as organist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
The bride's attendants were Miss Linda Dixon, Maid of Honor, and
her sister, Miss Bonnit Nehring, bridesmaid.
Richard Livingston was his brother's best man. John Frensly served
Following the ceremony a family breakfast was held at the Pacific
Area Officers Club, Fort Amador.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and is attending Canal
Zone College. The bridegroom, also a B. H. S. graduate, is in the
apprenticeship training program with the Panama Canal Co.
Following a short wedding trip to the Interior the young couple have
returned to make their home at 8777-D Williamson Place, Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace M. Derry of Akron, Ohio. announce the
marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Marion Sutherland Lindsey, to Mr.
James Marshall, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall, formerly of the
Canal Zone and now of St. Petersburg, on December 10, 1965 at the
home of the bride in St. Petersburg. The marriage ceremony was per-
formed by the Reverend John O. Fisher of the Unitarian Universalist
Church in the presence of the families and close friends of the bride
and groom. The bride was given in marriage by her father and was
attended by her sister, Miss Jeanne Derry, and her two small daughters,
Julia and Margaret. Mr. John H. McNall, formerly of the Canal Zone and
now serving in the Air Force in Alaska, served as best man.
Among the wedding guests were former Canal Zone residents Mrs.
Corene M. Mornhinweg, grandmother of the groom, Mrs. Alice Burkle,
great aunt of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bain and daughter Tita,
Miss Shirley Bonneau, Mr. and Mrs. James Crane, Mrs. Phyllis Crook
and sons Michael and Douglas, Mr. Edward Cunningham, Miss "Tinker"
Hollowell, Miss Elizabeth Skelding, Miss Ellen Tiernan, and Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Ward.
The groom is a graduate of Balboa High School and the University
of Florida in Gainesville, and is a member of Lamba Chi Alpha frater-
nity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He is presently employed by
the Sentry Insurance Company of St. Petersburg.
The young couple are now at home to their friends at 2900 Alberca
Way South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33712.
Miss Lynne Coffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Coffin, Jr. became
the bride of Mr. Thomas P. Cunningham, son of Mrs. Patrick Cunningham
of the Bronx, New York, at a Nuptial Mass on August 7, 1965, in the
Church of th Ascension, Elmhurst, New York.
She was attended by Miss Karen Knievel as her maid of honor, and
Miss Eleanor Faltermayer as bridesmaid.
The bridegroom was attended by his brother. Mr. Patrick Cunningham,
as best man. Ushers were the bride's brother, Mr. J. W. Coffin IV, and
Mr. Joseph Wynne. The bride's brothers, Jon and Thomas Coffin, served
as altar boys for the ceremony.
The reception was held at the Astorian Manor in New York.
The couple went to Bermuda for their honeymoon and now reside at
Jackson Heights, New York.
Mrs. Cunningham attended Cristobal High School and Hunter College.
Mr. Cuningham attended St. Helena's High School and Bronx Community
The wedding of Miss Claire Ruth White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Tracy Paul White of Margarita and John Michael Dickey took place
in the Chapel of St. Paul's Memorial Church, Charlottesville, Virginia
on November 26. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Wakeman Dickey of Esmont, Virginia. The officiating clergyman was
the Rev. Charles A. Perry.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Her maid of honor was Miss Frances Bataille Mulford of Charlottesville.
Serving as best man was David Charles Dickey of Esmont and the
ushers were Kirby Whittier Greene and Tracy Whittier Greene of
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Thomas Jefferson
Inn in Charlottesville.
After a brief wedding trip the couple returned to make their home
in Ivy, Virginia.
The bride is a graduate of the Hollins College and the University of
Virginia. Her husband is also a graduate of the Universiy of Virginia.
1st Lt. and Mrs. William P. Brucksch III, USAF, of Fort Keesler,
Biloxi, Miss. announced the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept-
ember 10. The baby has been named William Frederick Brucksch IV.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. William F. Brucksch
Jr., of Baltimore, Md., and Mr. and Mrs. John McConaghy of Balboa.
The baby's mother is the former Miss Kathleen McConaghy.
Mrs. McConaghy returned to the Zone recently from a visit with her
son-in-law and daughter and new grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Marvin (Leslie Walling) announce the arrival
of a daughter, their first child Michele Lorraine Marvin, born October 13,
1965 in Portland, Oregon.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Walling of Seattle,
and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman L. Marvin of
Paternal great grandmother is Mrs. Leora Walling of St. Petersburg
who was there to greet the new arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kelley announce the birth of a daughter, Mary
Joy, born Dec. 29, 1965 in Houston, Texas. Maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hicks, St. Petersburg, Fla., who were there to
greet the new arrival. The Kelleys live in Bridge City, Texas.
Captain and Mrs. John D. Hayes of Arlington, Virginia, announce the
birth of their first child, Janet Elizabeth, on Sept. 24, 1965.
Mrs. Hayes is the former Miss June Wood of Hattiesburg, Miss.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kyle S. Wood of Picayune,
Mississippi, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Hayes
of Margarita, Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes, 515 Kelton Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
announce the birth of a son, James Raymond on December 8th, 1965.
Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Erma Forbes, who was there to greet
the new arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ralph Boggs announce the birth of their first
child and son, Bryan Sean, at Gorgas Hospital on Nov. 15. The maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Seacrest of Balboa, and the
paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. Boggs of Rodman.
Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Neidt announce the birth of their first child,
a son, on December 22, in Maryville, Missouri. The baby has been
named Tedd Michael.
The baby's mother is the former Virginia Favorite, daughter of Mrs.
Benjamin S. Favorite Jr., of Margarita. Paternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. LaVerne Neidt of Truro, Iowa.
Mrs. Thomas E. Bauer, Jr., formerly Diana Hoenke, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Truman Hoenke of Los Rios, received her Master of Science
degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mrs. Bauer is presently working in the biological research laboratories
of Battelle Northwest at Richmond, Washington, where her husband is
also employed as a physicist.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huls (Beth Lockridge) North Palm Beach, Fla.
spent a few days in Nassau, Bahamas attending the International races
Mrs. Ida Barlow, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holidays with her son
Bobby and family, Great Falls, Va. Mrs. Elizabeth Shatto (Bobby's
mother-in-law) returned to St. Petersburg with Ida for a visit.
Capt. and Mrs. E. G. Abbott, St, Petersburg, Fla, spent the holidays
with Capt. and Mrs. Richard Abbott (Barbara Shaw) and children in
Falls Church, Va. On their way home the Senior Abbotts visited Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Driscoll, Richmond, Va.
Miss Dorothy Judd was a holiday guest of Captain and Mrs. B. C.
Judd, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huls (Beth Lockridge) and 4 children, North
Palm Beach, Fla. spent a week with Mr. and Mrs. G. C, Lockridge, St,
Petersburg, Fla. during the holidays.
Mrs. Nina McMillin, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holidays with her
sister, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Symonds and her niece Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Borroughs, Albuquerque, N. M.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lyons have bought an Apartment and are at home
to their many friends at Coral Ridge Towers, Apt. 705, 3233 N. E.
31-th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell, La Boca, C. Z. were guests of her rnlIh-r,
Mrs. Corenne Mornhinweg, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. George West, her daughter Angela and sister-in-law, Miss Patricia
West have arrived from Richmond, Virginia to visit Mrs. West's parents,
Captain and Mrs. Irving Spector of Margarita. Mrs. West is the former
Miss Sarah Spector.
Norman B. Davison has been appointed District Grand Master for the
Canal Zone Masonic District to succeed Howard W. Osborn who has
been in office for the past three years. Davison's appointment, announced
by Thomas A. Booth, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts makets
him the third ranking officer of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Grady of Lakeland celebrated their 25th
wedding anniversary on the day before Christmas in St. Petersburg.
While residing in the Canal Zone, they celebrated each of their anniver-
saries with an eggnog party on Christmas Day. Friends who had
attended those parties in the Canal Zone were invited to another eggnog
party...this time at the home of Mrs. Macon A. Turner in St, Petersburg
where the Gradys were guests for the Christmas weekend.
Mrs. Chas. E. Smith of Panama spent two weeks with her mother Mrs.
Chas. L. Persons, St. Petersburg, Fla. at Thanksgiving time, After Mrs.
Smith's return to Panama she went to her home in El Valle for the week-
end. Upon her return she found that her house in the city had been
thoroughly ransacked and many things taken. The heavy front door
had the entire lock sawed out. No trace of the thieves was found.
Mr. George G. Felps spent the Christmas holidays with his family here
in St. Petersburg. He and his twin sons drove to Louisiana to spend
the New Years with his brother. Later he put the boys on a plane for
their home and he returned to Newark, New Jersey where he is Project
Manager for the Atlantic-Gahagan Joint Venture. This project calls for
placement of over 12,000,000 cubic yards of sand for the enlargement
of the Newark Airport.
Mrs. Chas. L. Persons has been a patient in St. Anthony's Hospital for
two weeks. She is now at her home and doing very well.
Mrs. Lee Trower, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the Christmas Holidays with
her son Joe at Atlanta, Georgia.
January 16, 1966, was a significant date for several ranking officers
of the Police Division.
On that day, Capt. William H. Munyon, Warden since June 1957 of
the Canal Zone Penitentiary, became a man of leisure as that was
his first day of retirement. Captain Munyon has had continuous service
with the Police Division since June 18, 1940. He and Mrs. Munyon plan
to make their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Capt. Donald V. Howerth, District Police Commander, Cristobal
Police District, assumed the duties of warden, Canal Zone Penitentiary,
on January 16. He has been continuously employed with the Police
Division since July 1942 and was promoted to District Police Comman-
der. in June 1961.
Transferring to Cristobal January 16, Capt. Fred E. Perra, Inspector,
Police Headquarters, Balboa Heights, where he assumed the duties
of District Police Commander. Captain Perra was employed by the
Police Division in September 1949, and has held rank of Captain
(Inspector) since October 14, 1962.
January 16 also marks the day that Lt. George A. Martin, Police
Lieutent in charge of the Gatun Prison, was promoted to Captain (In-
spector) and assigned to Police Headquarters, Balboa Heights. Lieu-
tenant Martin has been on the police force since July 1938.
Charles K. Cross, Jr., a former Canal Zone resident, and graduate
of Balboa High School, was recently designated Distinguished Air
Force ROTC Cadet by Professor of Aerospace Studies, Lt. Col. Arthur
W. Rochlin at a ceremony on campus of the University of Miami,
Coral Gables, Florida. The award constitutes recognition as the top
Air Force ROTC cadet and identifies him as a potential Air Force
Cross is the Cadet Group Commander and is participating in the
ROTC Flight Instruction Program. He received the Vice-Commandant's
award, the second highest award given to cadets, while at the Field
Training Unit, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Also, he received the
annual saber award from the Daughters of the American Revolution
for outstanding member of his class. He has held a variety of offices in
the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Miami, functioning as pledge trainer, com-
mittee chairman, and presently as treasurer. He has also served as cir-
culation editor of The Hurricane, campus newspaper.
Cadet Cross is a senior at the University of Miami, majoring in edu-
cation and biology.
Mrs. Lillian (Holiday) Boyd was honored at a special ceremony
in the office of Maj. General George Powell commanding general of
Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex. She was presented
a Sustained Superior Performance Award and a check for $100. Mrs.
Boyd has 17 civil service years.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Starbuck, Vestal, N. Y. had as Xmas guests
their daughter Dawn, Mr. and Mrs. Gregsson and children, Rochester,
N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Max Franklin (former CZ teacher) visited the
Starbucks and the O'Briens in Vestal.
Mrs. Joseph Ress, (Helen Haseman) National City, Calif. wrote that
they had bought a home there and her husband only has 3 more years
in the Navy. They and their 4 daughters enjoy Calif. very much.
Mr. Bob Hull spent the holidays with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Bill,
St. Petersburg, Fla. Bob spent several weeks in Monte Carlo with
friends and enroute to Washington, D. C. visited the Henry Greisers
in Crosshaven, Ireland. The Greisers sent best wishes to all their friends.
Lt. Col. Henry Brewerton, USA ret. has taken a position as Director
of Guidance with the New York Military Academy. He and his family
live in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bianey who own Imperial Court, Mount Pleasant,
N. C. visited relatives in Minnesota and while there were lucky enough
to get tickets for the first two games of the World Series.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Violette, Panama City, R. de P., were guests of
his sister, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Moody, Tampa, Fla, during the reunion,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Milligan, Guatemala City, Guatemala were guests
of her mother, Mrs. George Dolan, St. Petersburg, Fla. during the
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hicks spent Thanksgiving with Mary Belle's
mother, Mrs. Knapp and sister, Virgil Fowler in Cullman. The day
before Thanksgiving, their daughter, Dorothy Anne, Chapman, her
husband, Dr. Bob Chapman and their 3 children came down from N. C.
to join them, and see Dorothy's Grandmother and Aunt. After the
holiday, they left separately in their cars, for Banner Elk, N. C. where
Bob is on the Staff of the Cannon Memorial Hospital. After a weeks
visit in North Carolina, they stopped over-night with Mrs. Anna Mae
SHancock) Anderson in Aiken, S. C.
LTJG M. J. Kent, USNR, 15th Naval District Naval Reserve Pro-
grams Officer, swore in Christian S. Skeie, Jr. into the U. S. Naval
Reserve. Skeie enlisted for two years of active duty and will receive
his recruit training at the U. S. Naval Training Center, San Diego,
California. He is a 1963 graduate of Balboa High School and a 1965
graduate of the Oklahoma State Technical College. Also attending the
swearing-in ceremony at the Fort Amador Navy headquarters were the
enlistee's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian S. Skeie and his grandfather,
Christian O. Skeie.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Runion arrived from Tampa, Florida to
spend the holidays with Mrs. Runion's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
R. Dunning of Balboa. Mrs. Runion is the former Miss Vicki Lou
Herbert Spector, son of Capt. and Mrs. Irving Spector of Margarita,
graduated from Oklamoma State University at Okmulgee. He received
his diploma in refrigeration and air conditioning.
Mrs. Ambrose Rowley of Quogue, Long Island, New York has arrived
for an extended visit with her son and daughter-in-law, Captain and
Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley of Los Rios.
Mrs. Vern Prier, who has been spending several months in Mexico
and Guatemala, returned recently to spend the holidays with her son-in-
law and daughter, Captain and Mrs. James B. Wallace and their family
of Coco Solo. Mrs. Prier expects to remain for an extended visit.
Cadet Jan P. Jarvis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Jarvis of Balboa, has
earned academic honors for the second six weeks grading period of the
first semester at Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., Lt.
Col. Cordell Thomas, dean, has announced. Cadet Jaruis has earned
superior grades to qualify for the dean's Special Distinction List.
Cadets who earn academic honors during the specified grading periods
at Wentworth are accorded extra privileges and are permitted to wear
the scholastic Bar on their uniform.
Richard S. Lombard, son of Eugene Lombard, former Canal Zone
Executive Secretary, has written a book entitled American-Venezuelan
Private International Law, one of the Bilateral Studies in Private Inter-
national Law published for the Parker School of Foreign and Compar-
ative Law at Columbia University.
Richard Lombard graduated from Balboa High School in 1944, and
from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was admitted to
practice in New York State and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He spent
10 )ears in Venezuela as associate counsel, and later as head of the legal
department of Creole Petroleum Corp., the producing subsidiary of
Standard Oil of New Jersey. He recently joined the legal department
of Standard Oil of New Jersey in New York City.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lombard lived in the Canal Zone
for many years. The Lombards are now living in El Salvador, where
Mr. Lombard directs the work of Catholic Relief Services in conjunction
with the U.S. Government Food For Peace Program.
American-Venezuelan Private International Law is the first study of
its kind ever made of the highly complex Venezuelan situation. It is
intended not only for the legal profession throughout the world, but
also as an invaluable reference for foreign firms established in different
parts of the world.
Bart J. Elich, General Merchandise Manager, Supply Division, presented
Horace F. Jenner, merchandise management officer, housewares, a
quality step increase award in recognition of the superior quality of his
work. E. G. Bissett, is Merchandise Manager, housewares. Other recent
recipients of quality step increase awards have included Miss Kathleen
M. McGuigan, Miss Bertha I. Frensley, and Ralph K. Skinner of the
Capt. Robert D. Valentine, Panama Canal pilot, was commended for
an "outstanding display of skill in seamanship and piloting" that
"contribute greatly to the enviable reputation enjoyed by our pilots in
handling vessels in Canal Zone waters" in a letter of commendation pre-
sented him by Capt. C. E. Briggs, USN, Chief of the Panama Canal
Navigation Division. Captain Valentine was pilot in charge of the
southbound transit of the Wiltrader when, at approximately 3 a.m.
September 18, the vessel had a complete loss of power on its main
engine when approximately 800 feet off the north approach wall of
Pedro Miguel Locks. Without hesitation or delay, Capt. Valentine pro-
ceeded into the chamber and locked the vessel down. Shortly thereafter,
power was restored to the main engine and transit continued without
L. Eldon James, national commander of the American Legion, has
announced the appointment of George Vieto, Chief, Transportation
Branch, as vice-chairman of the National Foreign Relations Council
of the American Legion.
Vieto's appointment was confirmed by the American Legion Execu-
tive Committee at a recent meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. G. C. Lockridge, St. Petersburg, Fla. has received an invitation
from The Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and
Recreation to attend the 40th annual meeting of the Society, which is
being dedicated to the Emeritus Directors to be held in Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Ellen Baverstock, Hope Town, Bahamas attended the reunion
while visiting her daughter (Cecelia) Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Battersby,
and family New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Mr. John W. Parrish, retired custom inspector was hit by a car in
Oct. in Bremen, Ga. and sustained both legs broken and pelvis fracture.
He was transferred to Atlanta, Ga. to Crawford Long Hospital where
he underwent surgery.
Mrs. Mae Robertson, Atlanta, Ga. and her great grandson, Hal. C
Robertson III spent the holidays with her daughter (Sara) and family
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Kluntz, Nobleville, Ind. Mae has had as a house
guest Tula Brown daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brown (Sara Jean
Williams) Coco Solo, C.Z.
Machinist Mate Robert O. Dockery, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dockery,
Austell, Ga. is on a Mediterranean Cruise aboard the Navy USS Cadmus.
Mrs. Chas. January is in Montebello State Hospital, 2201 Argonne
Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21218.
Mrs. William Markham, Sayre, Penn. had as a guest Mrs. G. O. Kolle,
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Shelteen, (Esther Miller) and family visited Mr.
and Mrs. George Miller, Charleston, Ill. They have returned to Skep-
paregaton, 48 Norspoping, Sweden to stay 3 more years.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fischer are living in Cookesville, Tenn. where
Mr. Fischer is teaching German part time at Tenn. Tech University.
Mrs. Lista Daniels and son Bob vacationed in Las Vegas, San Fran-
cisco and attended the Los Angeles Rose Parade before returning to
their home in Dallas, Tex.
The middle initial of Julius Grigore, Jr. Industrial Division, could be
"C" for catamaran.
He was one of the initiators of the U.S. Johnson, the world's first
water jet-propelled aluminum alloy 45-foot catamaran used for hydro-
graphic survey on the Great Lakes. As the project engineer for the
development and test of amphibious vehicles of the U.S. Government,
he can-and does-discuss with authority the subject of catamarans and
of negotiating surf zones.
He wrote an article on this subject for The Military Engineer 1962
and now, 3 years later, was asked by the Food and Agriculture Organ-
ization of the United Nations to comment on the catamaran hull as a
floating work platform for small fishing boats. His paper is to be
presented at the third FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) tech-
nical meeting on fishing boats now in session in Goteborg, Sweden, at
the invitation of the Government of Sweden.
"Acceptance of the catamaran hull as a floating work platform is
beginning to dawn upon the imagination of the prospective user," said
Grigore. "It has been too long in coming, even though some of the delay
has been keyed to the progress of design, metalurgical and welding
The invitation to Grigore to contribute comments on the catamaran
came from Jan-Olof Traung, Chief, Fishing Boat Section of the Food
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in Rome. The United
Nations official had learned of Grigore through the article in the
Military Engineer magazine and through MacLear and Harris of New
York, naval architects of the U.S. Johnson. MacLear and Harris
prepared a paper for presentation at the United Nations' third FAO
technical meeting on fishing boats and Grigore was asked to contribute
to Frank R. MacLear's paper on the use of the catamaran hull as a
platform for small fishing boats.
Robert W. Widell, a senior at Duke University, has been elected into
Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity. This honor, accorded to those in
the upper 7.1 percent of the combined senior classes of Trinity College,
Woman's College, and the College of Engineering, is considered the
highest scholastic honor a student may gain in American colleges and
Widell was a Balboa High School honor graduate and has made the
Dean's List every year since entering Duke University. He is majoring
in political science and history with emphasis on Latin America and
hopes to study in South America after graduation before seeking a doctor-
ate in the United States. He plans to make a career of college teaching.
Other honors he has won at the university include Sigma Delta Pi,
National Spanish Honorary fraternity; participant in Honor Masters
Program financed by the Ford Foundation to encourage good students
to enter the college teaching profession, and a summer school scholarship.
He has participated in the History Senior Seminar, United Campus
Christian Fellowship, and is a YMCA Chapel Usher.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Widell of Los Rios.
Jim Forbes, 515 Kelton Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. is a teaching fellow
in Marketing at UCLA and an assistant Professor at Long Beach State
College teaching Statistics. He has almost completed his work toward
a Ph.D., completing French, his doctoral preliminary examination and
orals. He was advanced to candidacy in December.
Mrs. Gertrude Onderdonk is in a nursing home in Hartford, Conn.,
where both sons live. Andrew lives at 411 Buton Ball Lane, Glastonbury,
Col. and Mrs. Herbert Crowley have built a new home at 4321 Bit
and Spur Road, Mobile, Ala. Col. Crowley has recently retired from
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mikulich, Ancon, C.Z. drove to Boquette during
the Xmas holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Yerkes have bought an apartment in Fort Lauder-
dale, where they are at home to their many friends at Coral Ridge
Towers, Apt. 415, 3200 N.E. 36th St.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, Balboa Heights, C.Z. spent the Xmas holi-
days with their daughter (Missy) Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Waylett and
daughter Kathy and their son Dave, Lt. jg who is teaching in Chemical
Warfare school. Missy graduated from Cornell in Feb. and husband Bill
will get his masters in June, from there in Ihaca, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Buckley are residing in Sevilla, Spain.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corn, Cristobal, C.Z. were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Kleasnor, St. Petersburg, Fla. They later visited Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Leisy, Albuquerque, N.M. They had their daughter, Carolyn
and son Don with them during the holidays at their home in Yosemite
National Park, Calif.
According to statistics and Robert J. Huntoon, 91, very few people
die after 90 for the simple reason that most are gone before reaching
The Republic of Panama was going on 2 when Huntoon and 11 other
plumbers boarded a steamer in New York and went to work for the
Isthmian Canal Commission in 1905. Little progress was being made
in actual excavation of the Canal at that time. The main efforts were
still on making the Isthmus a fit place to live and work. Although
much had been accomplished in sanitation, 6 months later, Huntoon
was the only one left of the plumber group. All 10 of his colleagues
had died of yellow fever, blackwater fever, malaria, and other diseases.
lie, too. had )ellow fever but was among the lucky ones to survive.
Huntoon was born in Chittendon, Vt., in 1875, coming from a line of
long-livers. One grandfather lived to be 113, and an aunt, 102. Among
his hardy Vermont ancestors was a grandmother who was a well-known
spiritualist of the day.
Huntoon worked for the Department of Construction. Then he trans-
ferred to the Health Department where he remained until 1914. Assigned
to the old Colon Hospital, he worked at all the hospitals, including the
leper colony hospital and the sanitarium in Taboga. Hospitals being
busy places those days, he went where he was needed-and did more
than just the plumbing.
He helped embalm bodies to be sent to the States, helped doctors
operate and do autopsies. He acquired so much experience in this field
that he was able to save a seaman's life. Aboard a Panama Line ship,
on his way to New York in 1911, he performed an appendectomy on a
seaman who would have died if he hadn't been operated on at once.
The galley served as operating room and later the grateful seaman's
story was reported in the New York Times.
Huntoon was not one to sit idly by, even after a hard day's work.
As he sat on his rocking chair on the porch of the Colon Hospital over-
looking the beach, his mind was at work.
During the days of the French Canal, the slaughterhouse was located
up beyond the hospital. The French threw the heads, hooves and entrails
of the slaughtered animals into the ocean. Remains of these parts
eventually showed up on the beach. Huntoon gathered cattle teeth
from the beach by the bushel and "Panama Toro Teeth" became popular
in the States as the other end of ladies' hat pins and on the fob chains
of men's pocket watches. At a dollar apiece, or 3 for $2, he soon made
a small fortune. With his money he bought Liberty Bonds. In fact
be bought the most bonds of any Canal employee during World War I
and was honored by being the first civilian to fly across the Isthmus.
In 1916, Huntoon bought a 1909 "Italia,' reputedly the second car
to come to Panama. He paid for it in Government bonds and still has
it. He was one of the first Canal Zone employees to take his car to the
States on vacation. The Huntoon family was the envy of many as they
disembarked from the Panama Line and drove away in the "Italia."
In 1921, Huntoon left the Canal Zone and returned to the United
States. He returned to the Panama Canal in 1923 and went to work
for the quartermaster, later the Supply Division, where he remained
until he retired in 1937.
He now lives in Rutland, Vt., in a 16-room 3-floor farmhouse, alone.
He does his own cooking, walks for an hour each day and does calis-
thenics. He is in perfect health, can eat all foods, but never eats between
meals. He spends the winters with his daughter, Mrs. John Erikson of
Margarita. He has three other children; Mrs. Joan Shoemaker, in Ore-
gon; Mrs. Ethel Straub, New Jersey; and a son, Hiram, who lives in
Vermont. There also are 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchil-
dren. Mrs. Huntoon, who died several years ago, was a beautiful lady
from Barranquilla, Colombia.
Ninety-one year-old Robert J. Huntoon doesn't look a day over 70,
has the memory of one even younger, and enjoys reminiscing the good
old days on the Panama Canal.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Fuller have purchased a new home and are
at home to their many friends at 700 Alda Way, N. E., St. Petersburg,
Mr and Mrs. John Pettingill, Ancon, C. Z. flew to Peckville, Pa. to
visit Mrs. Pettingill's mother, Mrs. Grace Scholefield who has under-
gone major surgery. Evelyn will remain with her mother through her
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sieler, Los Angeles, Calif. were guests during
the reunion of Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs Harold Feeney, Harbour Hts., Fla. were guests of Capt.
and Mrs. Elmer Abbott, St. Petersburg, Fla., during the reunion.
Mr. Larry Jones and daughter, Jennifer, Curundu, C. Z. were the
guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jones, St. Petersburg, Mr.
and Mrs. (Barbara Jones) John Hey and three children, St. Louis,
Mo. spent the holiday season with the Senior Jones. During the re-
union Mr. Rod Ely, Centerbrook, Conn. was a guest of the Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stevens, Ocala, Fla. were reunion guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wells Wright, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. Ezra Haldeman, Houston, Tex, was the guest of his daughter
Joyce, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge, St. Petersburg, Fla. During the
holidays they drove to Ft. Myers Beach and met Col. and Mrs. (Gayle
Hadleman) George Hollingsworth and children for a beach vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reece (Janet Stockham) and baby girl Karen
were holiday guests of Mrs. Geneva Stockham and Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Reece, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Miss P.y _- Ann Donovan, South Bend, Ind. spent the holidays with
her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donovan, St. Petersburg, Fla. '
Mrs. Elsie Graves, Portland, Oregon spent the holidays with her
sister in Vancouver, B. C. and with Mrs. Gertrude Dresson in Olympia,
The following was received from Herbert R. Hoffner, Orlando, Fla.
(ED.)- We will not be able to come down to the re-union this year as
we are getting ready for a Carribbean cruise on the S. S. Hanseatic,
leaving Fort Lauderdale Feb. 17th. Will stop in the Zone for one day,
then on down to La. Guaira, Venezuela, where we will visit Mrs. Kenyon
formerly of the Canal Zone, who is now living there with her grand-
daughter, Mrs. Leo Goulet. After that we go to five other ports, arriv-
ing back in Fla. March 3rd.
The Academy Film Library, Colorado Springs, Colo. has been cited
by the Air Photographic and Charting Service for "outstanding ser-
vice," Maj. H. B. Hitchens Jr., director of Audiovisual Services learned
TSgt. John E. Schmidt Jr., chief, Film Library, was singled out in the
citation for "exerising outstanding leadership, ingenuity, initiative, tact
and demonstrating a high sense of duty and responsibility."
In an endorsement to Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Robert F. Mc-
Dermot, Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman said,
"I would like to add my appreciation for the outstanding efforts of
the personnel assigned to the USAF Academy Film Library and especially
Technical Sergeant Schmidt."
General McDermott added an endorsement which read, "Please con-
vey my congratulations to Maj. Howard B. Hitchens Jr., and TSgt.
John E. Schmidt Jr., of the Directorate of Audiovisoal Services for
their splendid achievement in managing and directing the activities of
the Film and Equipment Division."
The Dean of Faculty went on to say, "Through the exercise of praise-
worthy resourcefulness and exceptional initiative, personnel 4of the
Film and Equipment Division have brought special recognition to this
Command. The faculty can take due pride in the excellent support of
the Air Force Academy mission which the film library staff members
The citation also commended personnel assigned to the film library
for "distinguishing themselves by their outstanding performance and
high degree of professional competency, contributing immeasurably
to the mission of the Air Force Film Library Service."
TSgt. Schmidt is married to the former Pat Blitch. (Ed.)
Mrs. Burton Wright, (Marie Gallivan) Alexandria, Va. wrote that
Father Louis Lawler, whom she had not seen since 1939, had visited
them. The Wrights invited Margaret Cauthers Brown, Eleanor Sullivan
Wainstein and Geneve Rose Bernard among others to greet Father
Law'ler. The Wright's son Burton 3rd, is a senior at Creighton, Omaha,
Neb. and is a 2nd Lt. in the ROTC, which means he will be an officer
in the Army in June. The Wrights spent some time visiting Thelma
Bott Hilsman in Albany, Ga. Thelma's father was Director of the
YMCA on the Zone from 1931 to 1937.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dorgan, Berlin, N. J. had their son Bi'll and family
from Venezuela, as guests for two weeks. Later the Dorgans visited
Bill's sister Jackie, Mr. and Charles Maketa and children, Albuquerque,
N. M. Jim Maketa was the guest of his grandparents in N. J. He was
on his way to enter Harvard. While the Dorgans and Jim were at the
Fair they saw Frank Sweek at the controls of the Ford Exhibit. The
Dorgans also visited Warren Shultz, who has moved to Beverly, N. J.
Mr. Harry Lewis, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holidays on the Zone
with his daughter Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Hackett.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Banan, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent Thanksgiving
in Miami with their niece and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Castles and daughter Ann spent the Xmas
Holiday with Mr. and Mrs. George Capwell in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The following was written by Mr. Louis Leazenbee, 615 Grant St.,
Mrs. Betty Lockridge
While vacationing at Madeira Beach this past summer, we decided
to try and look up some C. Z. friends. We visited Troy Hayes, who
gave us some old copies of the Record and put us in touch with other
Zonites. We had an enjoyable evening with Lt. George Martin and his
family who were vacationing from Margarita, our last town on the Isth-
mus and calling others we knew.
We are on a two weeks vacation, which is not long enough to see
everyone, sun bathe and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere around St. Pete.
We have almost definitely decided to make St. Pete our home when we
I was a former soldier at Albrook Field and a C. Z. Police Officer,
starting in 1939, last tour on the Zone 1951 and I'll say I have really
and honestly enjoyed reading every line of the Record. It certainly
brings back a lot of memories, and so interesting to know what so
many old friends are doing.
The following was printed in Phi Chi Journal (Medical Fraternity) Ed.
PANAMA CANAL SURGEON
Troy W. Earhart, M.D., F.A.C.S.
By William B. Harrell, M.D., F.A.C.S,, Alpha Beta '36
I first met Dr. Troy W. Earhart in the summer of 1937 when I
arrived at Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone to begin a
year's internship. On my arrival I felt as if Doctor Earhart and I
were already old acquaintances, for much of what I had been told of
Gorgas by a friend who served an internship there the previous year
had been about the brilliant man who was Chief of Surgery. I was
soon to find, however, that the words could not do justice to the
experience of knowing and working under this remarkable physician.
It was 31 years before my arrival in the Canal Zone that Doctor
Earhart had stepped off a steamer as a green physician, fresh from
receiving his medical degree from Indiana College of Physicians and
Surgeons and serving his internship in the Indianapolis City Dis-
pensary. He was 25 years old, and, as he put it, looked every day of
18. Gorgas was the perfect place for a young doctor with aspirations
for the future in 1906. Only two years before the American govern-
ment had resumed work on the Panama Canal given up by the French
Government 15 years before, and had reopened Gorgas, which was built
by the French in 1882 and then abandoned in 1889. This remnant of
the French attempt was a group of small, wooden, one-story buildings
in a state of fast decay when the Americans moved in to resume work
in 1904, and was little more two years later on Doctor Earhart's arrival.
Though primitive even by turn-of-the-century standards, Gorgas pre-
sented this young doctor from Indiana with the opportunity for develop-
ing into an outstanding surgeon while it grew into the large, well equipped
hospital it is today.
Doctor Earhart immediately submerged himself into the work at the
hospital, as there was more than an ample amount of work for the
small staff. Accidents among the workers on the canal were numerous,
and yellow fever, yet to be brought under complete control, plagued
the workmen. In the first years he was at Gorgas, there were many
occasions when the staff would work late at night, only to rise
early the next morning to begin another full day of work. One of
Doctor Earhart's favorite stories was about the time a work train went
out of control and the workmen, seeing a crash inevitable, leaped from
the train, with the result that there were 30 broken legs to be set that
night at Gorgas before any of the staff could go home.
In his early years at Gorgas the staff roster was quite impressive.
Among the staff when Doctor Earhart arrived were Dr. William E.
Deeks, an internationally known authority on malaria; Dr. Samuel T.
Darling, a noted pathologist who discovered histoplasmosis: Dr. L. H.
Dunn, who did notable work on Chagas disease: and Dr. William M.
James, who was widely known for his knowledge of tropical diseases.
These men served under Major General Crawford Gorgas, the man
who conquered yellow fever in the early years of the century and for
whom the hospital was renamed when the Americans took it over.
Doctor Earhart worked under the Chief of Surgery, Dr. A. B. Herrick,
a physician of high repute among his colleagues. Under Doctor Herrick
the young doctor developed the surgical skills which were soon to
make his name a household word throughout the Canal Zone. In
Doctor Herrick, Doctor Earhart found an idol whom he never relin-
quished, and he was quick to give Dr. Herrick credit for the surgical
skill he displayed in his career.
Almost as important to him as becoming a skilled surgeon was Doctor
Earhart's challenge to overcome patient's initial hesitance toward him
due to his youthful appearance. More than looking like the brilliant
young surgeon, he had the appearance of an eager young man fresh
from high school. Soon after his arrival, a canal digger, facing a
serious operation, growled, "Hell, you can take that boy out of here;
he's not going to work on me," when he was introduced to Dr. Ear-
hart. Nevertheless, the "boy" worked on him, doing, as usual, an expert
job. Before too many months had elapsed, word of his work had spread
throughout the Canal Zone, and people were speaking respectfully,
even admiringly, of the new doctor. Such was his reputation that
when the son of the President of Panama had his spleen ruptured he
was taken to Doctor Earhart for surgery. The man whose life was saved
is today President Roberto Chiari of Panama. This incident helped
to enhance the good relationship between the Canal Zone employees
and the Panamanian government officials.
Almost as quickly as word of his surgical skill spread, so did word
of his personality. It was soon apparent that this youthful looking
doctor was as straightforward and abrupt with patients as he was skillful
in the operating room. Many of his associates through the years will
say that he had the worst bedside manner of any physician they knew.
He was not one to mince words. As an intern, while making rounds
with him one morning, I shall never forget the statement he made to a
patient he was going to operate on. He said, "Well, we're going to cut
on you tomorrow." He had no trepidation about telling a neurotic
woman she could profit more from several hours over a washboard
than from anything he could do. Likewise, he would tell a hypochon-
driac, "There's not a damn thing wrong with you," and be done with
it. On another occasion, I heard him tell a close friend who was near
death, "What in hell are you rolling around in that bed for at this time
of day? Why don't you get up and go duck hunting?" The patient,
who did not know how sick he was, decided to get better out of spite,
and did. Years later, Doctor Earhart told him the truth.
As the canal work progressed, Gorgas grew larger, and as work neared
completion, thoughts were turned toward building a large, fully equip-
ped hospital. In 1915, Congress appropriated $2,000,000 for the facil-
ities which are the heart of Gorgas today. This was also the year in
which Doctor Earhart succeeded Doctor Herrick as Chief of Surgical
Services, a position he was to hold for 28 years. Doctor Earhart's per
sonality had an impact which influenced international friendship with
Panama which has reached across the years, and still exists today,just as
he has influenced my own life and those other young doctors who
served under him.
Doctor Earhart's typical day began early, as he often made ward
rounds at 6:30. Surgery began at 8:30 and lasted usually until noon.
His skill as a surgeon was great, but what unfailingly surprised me was
his speed. He thought nothing of doing four major operations in two
hours, and his usual time for an appendix was seven minutes! It
was quite ordinary for him to do five or six major operations, in ad-
dition to three or four minor ones, every morning. This led to trouble
at times with new personnel in the operating room, as we invariably
stood in awe of him and slowed matters down. I often think of the
times when I was a new intern in surgery, assisting him. I became so
involved in studying Doctor Earhart's technique that when it was time
for me to sew up the patient I made no move, and Doctor Earhart pro-
ceeded to do it himself. When I realized what I had done I said, "Oh,
I'm sorry-I just forgot! You were going so fast I was fascinated."
Doctor Earhart cryptically replied, "I could go a lot faster if I had an
assistant." On another occasion, when I was staff surgeon during World
War II, I requested the operating theatre after Doctor Earhart was through
with a major operation, and was told I could have it in 15 minutes.
Even knowing his speed, I could not believe that he could work so swifty,
and I was caught unprepared at the appointed time. "Well, that's all
right," he said, "I'll do another one while you are getting ready."
Doctor Earhart was a surgeon dedicated to his work, yet he had other
interests. While I considered myself a fairly good tennis player he
could still give me a rough time of it, even into his sixties, and he was
a frequent figure on the tennis courts after hours. Mornings, we would
see him enjoying a drive or walk around the hills surrounding Gorgas.
His work was important enough, however, to keep him from marrying
until he was 56. Before, he always told us that marriage was a lot of
nonsense for which he did not have the time or patience. It was not
surprising to us that the woman who was able to change his mind was
Ellen Finley, his operating room supervisor, with whom he had worked
closely for five years.
Soon after his marriage he began to be troubled by arthritis, an afflic-
tion which all we surgeons dread because it usually brings a quick end
to one's career. Doctor Earhart's case became increasingly serious,
but it neither halted nor appreciably cut down his work. Although
his hands gave lie to it, we saw him in the operating room every
morning. It was a favorite joke with us to show visiting physicians or
new staff members x-rays of the knobby joints of his fingers and ask
them if, in their opinion, that man could still work. The answer was,
invariably, no, that a surgeon in that condition should be retired. We
would then invite them to go upstairs and watch him operate!
In 1934, however, Dr. Earhart decided that the time had come to
retire. In those early days of World War II, I was again delighted to
be serving under Doctor Earhart as a Major in the Army Medical Corps,
as were several others who were interns under him in the past and had
been assigned to Gorgas again. To me, his appearance did not suggest
his 62 years, as his hair was only slightly touched with gray and his
frame was only a bit heavier than when he had arrived in 1906. He
decided it was time to quit, however, and he and his wife returned to
his boyhood home of Mulberry, Indiana, to live in the house where he
was born. After that he only operated twice, being content to enjoy
his well deserved rest after 37 active years. When he died at the age
of 80 in 1962 of a cerebral hemorrhage, many were the former friends
and patients who were saddened by the passing of this truly outstanding
man, but particularly were we who had worked with him at Gorgas.
We, whose lives had been unconsciously influenced by this dedicated
man, felt grieved that he would no longer work among us. His touch
was everywhere; Gorgas was no longer the series of scattered wooden
buildings it was that summer day in 1906, but rather an accredited
hospital with 25 clinics, 37 administrative and special departments, and
a staff of over 700. It was men like Troy Earhart who helped to make
Gorgas the outstanding hospital it is today, and who helped make the
Panama Canal Zone the healthy place to live it is.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meg. Brandl, Balboa, C. Z. have enjoyed several
trips to the San Bias, Jamaica and a 6 week tour of the southern part of
South America, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
Mr. Louis Bradley, New York City was the guest of his parents Mr.
and Mrs. James Bradley, St. Petersburg, Fla. Louis enjoyed seeing so
many of his friends that he had not seen for many years at the reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mohl, Pompano Beach, Fla. had their son, William,
Stewart AFB, Tenn. and their daughter from C. Z. as holiday guests.
Their son Robert has entered the Air Force.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hanna, Shelton, Wash. write that their children
had all visited them as well as Danny Rudge and Minnie, Mrs. Ralph
Pearson and her guest Elsie Graves, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Journey and
William Wood, Clarkston, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. George Thibadeau, Orlando, Fla. had their son with
them through the holidays. Peter is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.,
where he is executive officer of the headquarters company of the receiv-
Mr. Andrew Dewling, Baltimore, Md. writes that he at 85 and Gov.
Thatcher at 95 are doing very well.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Phelan are settling in Port Orange, Fla., where Mary
is working as an RN at Halifax. Ed keeps busy making gun holsters
as a hobby.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cockle, Pharr, Tex. wrote that Major George
Cockle and family are still at Fort Ord, Calif. and Capt. Dale and his
family are in Taiwan, (Formosa).
Mrs. Jack Muller, Albuquerque, N. M. spent some time with her son
Walter and family in Virginia Beach, Va. She took care of the grand-
children while her daughter-in-law had major brain surgery. She is
progressing very well. Mrs. Muller later visited her son Jack and
family in Northfield, N. J.
John B. Farrow, leader blacksmith, a new member of the Wise Owl
Club, received his membership certificate and pin from Julian S. Hearne,
Chief of the Dredging Division, in a brief ceremony held in the Dred-
ging shop area. Farrow qualified for the award by wearing safety
glasses while using a hammer and chisel to cut a metal keeper key from
a small anchor. A chip from the key flew up and struck the right lense
of his safety glasses with sufficient force to break the hardened glass
lens. The citation that accompanied the award said that if he had not
been wearing the safety glasses, it is likely he would have lost sight of
his right eye. Because of his foresight in wearing safety glasses-and
thus saving his sight-he was granted life membership in the Wise Owl
Cl'.?b of America, whose membership is made up solely of persons who
similarly saved their sight through the wearing of safety glasses.
Mrs. 1\! .*'g!il.- Tribe of Balboa has returned following a visit with her
son, Capt. Donald S. Tribe and family of Gretna, La.The Tribes have twin
sons, now a 6-years-old, a third son born in August. Capt. Tribe is doing
graduate work in Business Administration at Tulane University under
the Army O.R.A. program. He has completed one year of study.
Mrs. Tribe also visited her son-in-law and daughter, Prof. and Mrs.
Stephen Taub at Princeton University where her son-in-law is assistant
professor of genetics. Mrs. Taub, the former Miss Janet Tribe, who
received her advanced degree from Bryn Mawr in 1962, is doing research
in Biology at Princeton.
Togetherness, a word they probably abhor, seems to have been a way
of life for Thatcher and Mildred Clisbee, two popular second generation
Panama Canal employees who retired together from Canal Service.
Although he was born in the Canal construction town of Gorgona
and she in Louisville, Ky., they attended Canal Zone schools together
and were graduated from Balboa High School in the same class. They
spent more than 30 years with the Canal organization, have been married
since 1936 and have made their home on the Pacific side of the
Canal Zone since then.
Like many other Canal employees, Thatch started his career with the
Panama Canal as a "boy." He worked two school vacation periods in
the Record Bureau and then went to Carnegie Institute of Technology
in Pittsburgh, Pa. After a short time with Pan American Airways in
Cristobal, he joined the Canal as a recorder in the former Office Engi-
neers Division. In 1938 he went to the Plans Section which later be-
came the Management Division of the Executive Planning Staff. At
the time of his retirement, he was Management Analyst and Capital
Program Coordinator in this unit.
Mildred started work as a clerk in the Accounting Division and later
transferred to the administrative office of Gorgas Hospital. She has
been a statistical clerk with the Health Bureau ever since.
Although both Clisbees are being retired on the same date, he re-
mained on temporary duty with the Executive Planning Staff until the
end of January. They left for California in February to take a round-
the-world cruise before they make definite plans on a permanent re-
James B. Denman and his wife, M. Dolores Denman, are the first
husband and wife legal team to be employed by the Panama Canal.
Both hold degrees in law from the State University of New York at
Buffalo. He took his undergraduate work at Cornell University, Ithaca,
N. Y., and she at the University of New York at Buffalo. They arrived
on the Isthmus recently accompanied by their son and infant daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Smith of Margarita have returned from States leave
during which they visited Mrs. Smith's brothers in Florida and Alabama
and their two daughters, the Misses Marion and Lonnie Smith. Miss
Lonnie Smith is a student at Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville,
Mo. and her sister a teacher in Platte City, Mo. She makes her home in
Kansas City, Mo.
Panama Canal Comptroller Philip L. Steers, Jr. presented a Superior
Service Award certificate to James H. Selby at a dinner dance retire-
ment party honoring Mr. and Mrs. Selby at the Quarry Heights
Officer's Club. Mr. and Mrs. Selby also were presented Master Keys
to the Canal at the same time. Selby, who has been with the Canal
organization for 31 years, retired from his position as Chief of the
Plant Accounting Branch of the Panama Canal's Accounting Divi-
Mrs. Janice G. Scott, wife of former Panama American editor
Edward "Ted" Scott, retired from the Panama Canal organization on
November 28, with more than 30 years of U. S. Government service.
Mrs. Scott, whose parents went to the Isthmus from Pennsylvania dur-
ing "construction days", will be leaving her job as an accounting tech-
nician with the Panama Canal Comptroller's office to reside in Miami,
The daughter of the late Thomas I. Grimison and Jessie Grimison
of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Mrs. Scott was among the select group
of Canal organization employees who received an "outstanding" per-
formance rating during the last fiscal year. In presenting her with this
award, her superiors commended her for her high level of initiative in
assuming difficult tasks beyond those normally expected of a person
in her type post.
Mrs. Scott began her career with the Panama Canal as a clerktypist
with the Cost Accounting Section of the Accounting Division. During
the early years of World War II she was employed as an interviewer
recruiting scarce labor for the Canal's Central Labor Office in San
Jose. Costa Rica.
In 1951, Mrs. Scott joined her present unit. In June of 1962, she was
made assistant to the chief of that section and working supervisor of
the unit, the post she held.
Both Mrs. Scott's son and daughter-in-law are also employees of
the Canal organization. Her son Edward is Staff Assistant to the Per-
sonnel Director while her daughter-in-law Jeannine is a digital com-
puter programmer with the Office of the Comptroller.
Her second son, Richard, is presently engaged in graduate study at
Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan while her daughter,
Janice Rienks is residing in Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Crouch of Santa Clara, R. de P. observed
their 50th wedding anniversary at their seaside home with members
of their family on Oct. 5th.
Mr. Crouch, a native of West Virginia, went to the Isthmus during
construction days. At the time of his retirement, 20 years ago, he was
an engineer with the Panama Railroad. Mrs. Crouch, a former employee
of the Canal Zone Postal Division, was born in Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Crouch have four children, Walter P. Crouch of Blyth-
ville, Arkansas, Harlan P. Crouch of Curundu, Mrs. Jeanne Sanders
of Margarita and Mrs. Lois Thompson of California.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Elich returned to their Balboa home from a visit
to their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schneider of
Tampa, Florida. They also accompanied their daughters Carla and
Peggy to Missoula, Montana where they are students at the University
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hack of Ancon returned from a visit to the
World's Fair in New York. They were accompanied on the trip up by
their daughter, Mary Beth, who has entered her second year at Illinois
State University at Normal, Ill.
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin of Sierra Madre, California, spent five days
with Storer Everett, St. Petersburg, Fla., during week of the Reunion
meeting many old friends.
Mrs. Storer Everett spent the month of December with her family
in Beaver Falls, Penna. It was her first Christmas up north in many
Mrs. Georgia Flye, Phoenix, Ariz. spent Xmas with her sister in
Cleveland, Ohio and later took in several shows in New York.
Mrs. John Wilson is in the New Fern Restorium, 859 10th Ave. North,
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Cheeseman are happy in Brea, Calif. Lola is
Sec.-Treas. of the Gad-about club and has taken many interesting trips
to the Hearst Castle, a show in the Hollywood Bowl, and a trip to Las
Mr. and Mrs. I. F. McIlhenney are happy in their new location in
Shaker Heights, Ohio. They sailed from New York for a Mediteranian
Cruise during the holidays.
A lot of roads and buildings construction was going on in the Canal
Zone when Hugh E. Turner arrived on the Isthmus in 1927. That was the
year Balboa High School and the Cristobal Administration Building
were built. There was talk then of increasing the water supply of the
Canal in order to increase its capacity-and the building of Madden
Dam was the subject of conversation in official circles.
Turner, who retired recently after 40 years, 10 months, and 16 days
of Government service (2 years in the U. S.) worked most of these
years in the Supply Division. His first job was that of accounting
assistant. Then he was in charge of construction camps during the
building of Madden and Thatcher Highways. Later he was administrative
assistant in the field office of the construction quartermaster.
In 1932, Turner transferred to the Supply Division Storehouse Branch
as a storekeeper. Soon he was promoted to foreman and later became
general foreman, and then chief of Storehouse Procurement.
On consolidation of Supply Division units, Turner became chief of
the Procurement Section of the Supply Division. Early in 1965 he was
promoted to Assistant Superintendent of the Storehouse Branch, the
position he held at the time of his retirement.
Turner has two grown children in the United States. A son is an
Air Force captain, and his daughter is married to an Air Force officer.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner, who live in Balboa, have twins-Richard and
Diane. They are 11 years old and attend Balboa Elementary School.
The Turners will remain on the Isthmus until school is out and then
they may drive to the States. They will go first to Alexander City,
Ala., and then travel around and look for a suitable place to retire.
Although he has been away from the States for many years Turner
has not lost touch. He and his family have made many trips to the
U. S. to visit his eight brothers and sisters. The Turners are planning
to spend a lot of time at Lake Martin, in Alabama, mostly boating and
taking it easy.
In charge of programs for this year, Edythe Rogers Wiesseger, wife of
Lt. Col. Don K. Rogers of Air University, Pennsylvania born, Panama
Canal Zone raised. Edythe met her husband in the Canal Zone in 1944,
while he was Commanding Officer of the 43rd Fighter Squadron.
As evidenced by our past programs, Edythe is a lady of great ver-
satility. She believes in the creative talents of others, and encourages
group or individual participation.
The Rogers' Quarters at Maxwell AFB., Ala. reflect Edythe's varied
interests. She collects antiques, paintings and bric-a-brac. What Edythe
can't purchase, she makes. Now, with daughter Donnie an airline steward-
ess at TWA, and son Jeff a senior at Marion, Chante' and Beshanne,
two miniature black poodles stand by and watch their busy mistress
complete her weekly schedule. Her activities include "Thrift Shop",
bowling, bridge, hospital work and planning programs for monthly
Mr. Lando Oliver, Marion Ill. wrote that he and wife have been away
from the Zone nearly 33 years, and when they saw the December
Record cover of the Cristobal Docks he was reminded that when he
first landed in Cristobal the ships eased up to old rickety wooden dock
No. 11. Also that he witnessed the construction of the beautiful concrete
docks. He said that after the first landing they boarded a train (then
known as steamer special) for Empire where he had been assigned
quarters. After 2 years there he moved to Bohio and lived there until
the rising waters of Gatun lake ran them out. He worked every settle-
ment on the line as a cop and his family grew up bouncing along with
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Taht, Alderwood Manor, Washington had
Miss Minnie Hennen as a guest. Minnie later visited Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Hartshorne, Seattle, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. George Fullman were
also guests of the Tahts.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rohrback, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams and Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Dobson spent a pleasant cruise to Nassau and Freeport,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rudge, Quincy, Wash. had their daughter and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Nellis of Balboa, C. Z. as guests. Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Hanna, Balboa, C. Z., Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hanna, Shelton,
Wash. and Ronnie and Linn Angermuller of Margarita, C. Z. were
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Monsanto, Iowa City. la. and their sister Mrs.
W. H. Young, Scarsdale, N. Y. are spending the wintlr in St. Peters-
Miss Mary Nagle lives at Holy Family Residence, P. 0. Box 536,
West Paterson. N. J. 07424. She appreciates all the cards and notes
she has received but does not feel up to answering them yet.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Forsman, Fort Worth, Texas took a trip to the
C. Z. as guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Henter, (Emily Meade), Balboa,
C. Z. It had been 12 years since the Forsmans had been on the Zone
and they saw many changes.
An unusual honor went to Gerard J. Welch, industrial engineer on
the Panama Canal Executive Planning Staff.
He was notified by the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of
Public Affairs that he had been certified as a Fellow in the National
Institute of Public Affairs.
The certification of this selection was officially forwarded through
the Civil Service Commission to Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., who
awarded the recognition to Welch in an informal ceremony in the
Board Room of the Administration Building at Balboa Heights.
Also present were Mrs. Welch, who accompanied her husband to
Chicago for the school year 1964-65, and a number of fellow employees
of the Executive Planning Staff.
As one of the 40 candidates from the entire Government service to
be selected for a Career Education Award sponsored by the Civil
Service Commission and financed by the Ford Foundation, Welch was
accepted in 1964 by the University of Chicago for a year's graduate study.
The Career Education Awards program for public service executives,
employees of the Federal, State, and municipal government agencies,
started in 1963. Welch was recommended in 1964 by the Canal organi-
zation for the Governor's nomination. The study is intended to help
advance careers of able young administrators, and improve public
service by aiding the development of potentially top-flight executive
Welch is a second generation resident of the Canal Zone. He attended
Balboa High School and was graduated from the Canal Zone College
with the associate in arts degree and holds a bachelor of science degree
in industrial engineering from Oklahoma A. & M.
He began service with the Panama Canal in 1957- spent 2 years in
military service and joined the Executive Planning Staff in 1961. He
is a member of the Industrial Engineers, and of the Society of American
Dr. Irving J. Strumpf, a U.S. doctor who has been on the Isthmus
only 15 years, has received from the Republic of Panama the country's
Older of Vasco Nunez de Balboa in the grade of Commander.
The presentation took place in the beautiful reception room of Panama's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of Panama and Canal Zone
Panama Foreign Minister Fernando Eleta, who bestowed the decoration
on the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Gorgas Hospital, paid
tribute to Dr. Strumpf's devotion to his profession and his efforts to
help his fellowman, regardless of creed, race, color, or politics.
Minister Eleta, just back from a Foreign Minister's meeting in Central
America and due to leave the following day for New York and Spain,
spoke of the high respect that is accorded Dr. Strumpf, and of the doctor's
praiseworthy philosophy of life, personified by friendship and under-
The citation of the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa was read by
Panama's Chief of Protocol, Camilo Levy Salcedo, and the decoration
was conferred by the Panama Foreign Minister.
Dr. Strumpf, speaking in Spanish, expressed his deep appreciation
and the pride he felt at the great honor accorded him. He said that the
philosophy that true medicine recognizes no borders has been his guide
"and I hope that my past accomplishments speak more for me than my
few words here," he added.
Former President of Panama Ernesti de la Guardia and Mrs. de la
Guardia, Canal Zone Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., Panama Canal
Executive Secretary Paul M. Runnestrand, Panama Canal Personnel
Director Edward A. Doolan and Mrs. Doolan, and members of the
medical profession of Panama and the Canal Zone were among those
who attended the ceremony and the reception that followed.
"The Compass," a bi-monthly publication of the Socony Mobil Oil
Co., Inc., printed in England, features Cristobal, the Panama Canal's
Atlantic gateway, in a 5-page article beautifully illustrated in color in
the September-October issue.
The wrap-around cover of the magazine shows an aerial view of
Cristobal harbor, done in color. Credit for the aerial photos is given
John Brady, U.S. Army Signal Corps, and Paul Richmond of the
Panama Canal Police Division is credited for the ground photos.
Among the illustrations are views of the Cristobal general cargo piers,
cargo handling operations, vessels berthed to take on bunkers, the
Cristobal piers and part of the city of Colon, with the breakwater in
the background, and a relief map showing the area inside the West and
the East Breakwaters.
"The port of Cristobal performs a valuable service for the Canal
Zone, for the Republic of Panama and for world commerce in general,"
says the article. "The port will undoubtedly continue to grow and be of
even greater value to the region it serves. Traffic through the Canal,
according to all forecasts, is also scheduled to grow. And since the port
of Cristobal's life is dependent upon this traffic, it will continue the
upward trend that it has enjoyed during the past 10 years."
It was a memorable 88th birthday for Rooosevelt Medal holder Hugh
(Scotty) MacPherson who spent the greater part of the day touring
Canal Zone points of interest on the Pacific side.
Oldtimer Scotty MacPherson began his tour with a courtesy call on
Canal Zone Governor Robert J. Flemin, Jr. who presented him with a
50th anniversary medallion and a Key Certificate. After his visit with
Governor Fleming he toured Miraflores Locks and lunched at the Tivoli
MacPherson, who was born in Saltcoats, Scotland, went to work for
the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1907 and retired from the Canal
organization in 1934. Following his retirement, he lived at the Masonic
Temple in Cristobal until January 1964 when he returned to Scotland.
During his many years on the Isthmus MacPherson was a venerable
and active member of the local Shrine and a Knight Commander of the
Court of Honor, of the Zone, and an honorary member of Scottish Rite
Bodies in the Canal Sojourners Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Cristobal. While
he is on the Isthmus MacPherson received a 50-year certificate from the
Scottish Rite Mason Order, in which he reached the highest degree.
MacPherson is also the possessor of a medal from Queen Victoria.
Originally bestowed on William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody, with the proviso
that it be bequeathed to an outstanding mason, Cody left it with Mac-
Pherson's father and it was eventually passed on to Scotty.
He stayed with Frank H. Donickle at Margarita.
Mr. and Mrs. C. LeMoyne Hall of Balboa left the Isthmus December
27 for San Antonio, Texas, where Mr. Hall will be sales representative
for International Business Machine. Mr. Hall has been IBM sales repre-
sentative in the Canal Zone for the past three years. Mrs. Hall, the former
Dolores Wheeler, of Balboa, was employed in the General Counsel's
Office at Balboa Heights.
Miss Jane Starke Koch, former Atlantic Side resident and graduate of
Cristobal High School, who was recently promoted to Consul of the
United States of America with station in Palermo, Sicily, spent the
Christmas holidays with her family on the Isthmus.
Entering the Foreign Service in 1948, Miss Koch has served in
Ecuador, Thailand, Peru, Spain and Northern Ireland prior to her new
Miss Koch is the daughter of Mrs. Reva Starke and sister of Carl
Starke, Margarita, C.Z.
Ensign James M. Will was the recipient of an officer's cap at cere-
monies held on board the U. S. Naval Officer Candidate School, New-
port, Rhode Island, on November 18. The presentation was made by
Mr. Morton B. Socks, President, Newport Lodge of B'nai Brith for out-
standing leadership ability.
Ensign Will is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Will of Margar-
ita, Canal Zone. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology
where he received his degree in Industrial Management.
Following graduation on November 19, Ensign Will reported for
duty to the Naval School Command, Treasure Island, San Francisco,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fielding Gibson, Jr. and Mrs. F. W. Walker
of Houston, Texas arrived on December 18th to spend the holiday
season with Mr. Gibson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Gibson of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Brandl of Balboa had as their guests for the
Christmas holidays, Dr. and Mrs. William Pope of Denver, Colorado.
Mrs. Pope is the former Miss Frances Brandl. Dr. Pope, who interned
at Gorgas Hospital, will complete his residency in General Practice at
the University of Colorado Medical Center next July. The couple will
then enter training for the Peace Corps. Before returning to Denver,
the Popes will spend a few days in Honduras and Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Brown departed by air to Gainesville, Florida
where they attended the graduation and commissioning ceremony of
their son, Walter Guy Brown, Jr., who graduated from the University
of Florida and was commissioned in the Air Force as a second lieutenant
on December 18. He will report to Flight School in March for pilot
Twelve Canal Zone Masons, all employees of the Panama Canal
organization, have been selected for special honors by the Supreme
Council, Southern Jurisdiction, of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry.
The Council now is holding its biennial session in Washington, D. C.
Ralph K. Frangioni, 33rd degree Secretary of the Panama Canal
Scottish Rite Bodies, said the local 1 .-..u- designated to receive those
honors have been recognized for faithful and outstanding service to the
Scottish Rite and Masonry in general in the Canal Zone, as well as for
their participation in civic and community affairs.
Four members currently holding the rank and decoration of Knight
Commander Court of Honour have been elected to receive the 33rd
Degree of the Rite. They are Norman B. Davison, Superintendent of
the Retail Branch, Supply Division, now Acting Chief of the Supply
Division; Lee Kariger, Administrative Officer, Locks Division; Thomas
L. Selers Foreman, Mailing Section, Postal Division; and Robert L.
Malone, Water Systems Controlman.
Eight others, all 33rd Degree Masons, have been elected to be invested
with the rank and decoration of Knight Commander Court of Honour.
They are Ralph Curies, Tugboat Master; William R. Dixon, Foreman,
Northern District Motor Transportation Division; Willard W. Huffman,
Central Office Repairman, Electrical Division; Alfred T. Marsh, Test
Foreman, Electrical Division; Joseph A. Orvis, Leader Electrician,
Electrical Division; Thomas C. Peterson, Personnel Bureau, and Assistant
Secretary of the Panama Canal Scottish Rite Bodies; Elmer E. Stoakley,
Locks Guard; and Tracy P. White, Signal Maintainer, Panama Railroad.
The investure of the rank and decoration of Knight Commander Court
of Honour and of the Thirty-third Degree will be held on a date to be
designated by Earl O. Dailey, Deputy of the Supreme Council in the Canal
Zone, who is currently attending the biennial session in Washington.
Known as the "deacon" (a title of respect, not a nickname), Burman S-
Spangler, Maintenance Division Joiner Lead Foreman, who will be
retiring in August, also will be remembered by many as Santa Clans.
While he was Maintenance Supervisor at Gorgas Hospital, one Christmas
several years ago, he noticed the absence of the dear old man with a
beard and decided to do something about it.
On Christmas Eve for the past 10 years, Spangler sitting in a sleigh
pulled by the traditional reindeer, has been gliding through the corridors
of Gorgas Hospital, smothered with gifts, at least one for each and every
patiert in the hospital. In addition to Gorgas Hospital, Spangler is Santa
to the patients at Corozal Hospital. He enjoys being Santa to all, but says
that it is in the children's wards that he has the most fun.
Probably one of the busiest persons in this area, he plays Santa at
the Venado Street party, at the Masonic Temple, the Elks Club, the
A.F.G.E. Christmas party and the Maintenance Division party. The
Spanglers have a beautiful nacimiento that is visited by many Pacific
siders from both the Canal Zone and Panama.
Spangler, who went to work for Building Maintenance in 1939, is a
native of Salem, Va. He grew up in an atmosphere of Doctors (three
uncles are doctors), but he received his education in a seminary in
Tennessee. Two of Spangler's children have carried on the family
tradition and are now doctors in the United States. A daughter, Dr.
Geraldine Emerson, is doing cancer research at the University of Alabama
Medical Center. Son Gene, is a doctor in Hazelhurst, Ga.
Spangler is a member of the Masonic organization and a Past Master
of Darien Lodge. The Spanglers and their two young children, Maria
Julia and Burman, Jr., live in Balboa. They love having Santa Claus
for a daddy.
Mrs. Robert Gabel Coffey (the former Bobby Jacques of Balboa),
Secretary to the Adjutant General, U. S. Strike Command at MacDiIl
Air Force Base in Tampa, received notification of Outstanding Per-
formance- The presentation was presented to Bobby by Lt. Col. Gerald
L. Overstreet, U. S. Adj. General of Strike Command. Bobby started
to work as Secretary for the U. S. Strike Command in November 1961
and has received an outstanding performance rating with further recog-
nition in the form of an incentive cash award for sustained superior
performance for four years.
Magnolia Bliss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bliss, Jr. of Camp-
bell, Calif., returned to California after completing two years teaching
school in Maracaibo, Venezuela where she was employed by the Stand-
ard Oil Company. She is presently attending Sacramento State College
working on her Masters Degree.
Her sister. Lt. Marjorie Bliss, USAF, is now stationed at Lackland Air
Force Base Hospital.
Miss Carol Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford C. Wicks (Irma
Fayard) spent the Christmas holidays with her parents. Carol is Public
Relations Representative with the State Board of Health and lives in
Coumbia, South Carolina.
Mrs. Wicks' mother, Mrs. William R. Fayard (formerly of Balboa)
who now lives in Poplarville, Miss. went to Pensacola over the holidays.
Mrs. Jessie Matheney, St. Petersburg, Fla. was the holiday guest of
her son, Dr. and Mrs. Bob Matheney, Herrick Heights, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hicks drove to Texas to spend Christmas with
their daughter and son-in-law the Ken Kelleys. Ken changed churches
from Houston, to Bridge City, Texas, and is the Minister of Music and
Education at the 1st Baptist Church. Mary Belle drove Mary Alice to
Houston and stayed with Mrs. Peggy Ellis. Mary Alice went back, so
she could have Dr. Jack Baxter, because he delivered Mark in Oklahoma,
and Marcia in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. May Webber, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent Christmas in Hawaii,
New Years in Los Angeles, where she saw the Rose Bowl Parade, attend-
ed the football game, the Lawrence Welk show and many other interest-
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER
Through January 1966
The Reunion is over, but many of us will remember with a great deal
of pleasure the wonderful time had by all. and the many happy faces
of those attending. Some for the first time. There were 645 who took
the time to register, but it is safe to say that there were at least fifty
who did not bother, as they did not have their names and badges in sight.
As you know the dining room, or banquet hall seats 300 comfortably -
last year we seated 296 this year we had 327, and it was really full.
While I am on the subject of Reunion, I will tell you that the tenta-
tive date for the next Reunion will be January 17 and 18, 1967. The
rates will be the same as at present, that is $8.00 plus tax for a single
room with bath, and $12.00 plus tax for a double room with bath.
The luncheon was delicious, and to date there have been no complaints.
That is a good sign, however there were many who came up to me and
said that it was the best yet, and that there was a great abundance on
The Soreno Hotel bends over backward to do things for us, and to keep
all our members happy. They are certainly a most pleasant group to
do business with at all times.
There was a rumor going the rounds that the Soreno was going to
be made into a RETIREMENT HOTEL in the very near future I
phoned to them and while they had heard the rumor stated that there
is nothing to it, as they feel that they would be the first to know. Too
if such was the case, they would not have made reservations for us for
Many thanks for the beautiful Christmas cards sent to the Society,
which brought your dues.
Please do not add ten cents (10c) to your check it is no longer
necessary. Checks from the Canal Zone on a Canal Zone or Panama
bank should have a 45 cent charge added.
When you send in your dues and Blood Bank just one check to cover
Dues are coming in very well however some have paid their dues
but NOT the Blood Bank check to see who you are and send me a
check to cover.
Just a reminder Dues are now $4.00 annually this was made perma-
nent at the Reunion in 1964.
Mrs. Sue Core Odom, who is noted for her books, brought RAVEL-
INGS FROM A PANAMA TAPESTRY for each of the ladies who had
luncheon there were around 200 and were distributed by the men on
Mrs. Falk's committee, Capt. Falk, Mr. Albert McKeown and Mr. Ross
Cunningham. This is the first time that the Reception Committee has
had male members, and it is hoped that it won't be the last.
The Society is indeed grateful to Mrs. Odom for this wonderful gesture
and from those who were fortunate to receive them a big THANK
Again may I say that many Records and Year Books have been return-
ed Please take care of your mail so that these books are not returned
to us this procedure is rather costly.
Many seem to feel that the ZIP numbers are not important they are -
and it would be appreciated if you would cooperate and send them to me.
Now last, but certainly not least Miss Murdoch again paid us a
visit at the Soreno in her wheel chair with her nurse-that makes our Re-
union complete as we all look forward to their visit. Miss Murdoch is
one of the real OLD TIMERS and we all enjoy a chat with her.
Best wishes to you all for a happy and prosperous 1966.
Lucille S. Judd
MINUTES OF SCHEDULED MEETING
At the tod and Gun Club, St. Petersburg, Fla.
November 10, 1965
The meeting was opened at 2:10 p.m. by the President, Mr. Kieswetter.
He led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, after which Chaplain
Martin Nickel gave the Invocation. There were 112 present.
The Recording-Secretary was asked to introduce the visitors and those
members who had not attended recently. Those standing to acknowledge
their introductions as their names were called were as follows:
Mrs. Margaret Peterson, St. Pete.
Mrs. Eunice Rose "
Mrs. W. C. Webber
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Ford
Mr. & Mrs. John Barbour "
Miss Helen King "
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Harrison, Sr. Dunedin
Mr. & Mrs. Al Necker St. Pete
Mr. Tony Lin, St. Pete. Recently retired from the Zone and a new
Mr. & Mrs. Max C. Conover Recently retired from the Zone, and
settling near Orlando in a new condominium in Maitland, Fla.
New P. C. Soc. members.
Mr. William Coffee Visiting his mother, Mrs. Marie Coffee for a
Mrs. Lellia L. Williams Clearwater, a new P.C. member.
We were happy to welcome some of our members back from the North
for the winter- They were:
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Calvit back from Pennsylvania
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Jordan back from Maine
Mr. Raymond Hills back from Maine. Vera was sick and unable
to attend with Raymond.
Mr. George Chevalier back from Canada.
The minutes of the Meeting of Oct. 13th. were read and approved as
Mr. Lockridge announced that Pay Bill H.R. 8469 raising Retire-
ment Annuities had passed, but he urged the members to watch future
retirement legislation and take action if controversial bills came up
to consolidate various retirement plans. He stated that we stood to
lose what we had gained if this ever took place.
Under Old Business, Mr. Kieswetter asked Judge Tatleman, Chairman
of the Nominating Committee to read the Slate of Officers proposed
for 1966. There were no further nominations from the floor and the
Slate was accepted unanimously as follows:
President Cecil M. Banan
Vice President Martin Nickel
Sec-Treasurer Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Rec. Secretary Mrs. Mary B-lle Hicks
Record Editor Mrs. Bessie Lee Lockridge
Mrs. Judd made her reports on births, deaths, engagements. and ill-
nesses and read letters received from various members. She announced
that Mrs. Eva Cole was recuperating from a cataract operation and was
in the New Fern Restorium for the present. She announced that plans
for the Annual Re-union at the Soreno Hotel on Jan. 18th and 19th were
Mr. Kieswetter announced that our last meeting of the year would be
held on December 8th. This is the meeting at which a free-will donation
is received from the members for the American Legion "Crippled
Happy Birthday was sung to those celebrating birthdays, led by Cecil
Banan. The meeting closed at 3:00 p.m. and everyone enjoyed a time
of fellow-ship over coffee and doughnuts.
MINUTES OF SCHEDULED MEETING At the Rod and Gun Club
St. Petersburg, Florida DECEMBER 8, 1965
The last meeting of the year of The Panama Canal Society of Florida,
was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by the President, Mir. Kieswetter. There
were 110 members present. The Society and Blood Bank dues; reser-
vations for the Luncheon for the Annual Reunion, and annual donations
for the American Legion Crippled Children's Hospital Christmas Fund
were accepted prior to the meeting by Sec'y-Treasurer, Lucille Judd
and Mrs. Harriet Shreves. After the Meeting, Mrs. Shreves announced
that $89.00 had been received for the American Legion Crippled Child-
ren's Hospital Christmas Fund.
President Kieswetter led in giving the Oath of Allegiance to the Flag,
after which Ross Cunningham gave the invocation.
Visiting members, other members who had been absent for a long
time, and guests stood to acknowledge the introduction and membership
applause as they were introduced by the recording Secretary. Those
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hodges Wintering in St. Petersburg from North
Mr. & Mrs Ed Cullen Dunellon
Mr. & Mrs. William Grady Lakeland
Mr. Bill Wood wintering in Fla. Mrs Wood was not present.
Mr. & Mrs. Aud W. Baird new members, now living in St. Pete.
Mr. Reuben Seidman a new member also living in St. Pete.
Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Stern-new members from the Zone, and now living
in St. Pete and Mr. Witmer who is living with the Sterns.
Mrs. Virginia Runnels Miss. visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs.
Local members who had not been out in quite some time were:
Mrs. Annie M. Hobson;
Mrs. Jessie Matheny Miss Mae Dodson
Mrs. Lennie Carol Turner Mr. & Mrs. Harry Nichols
Miss Bea Simonis Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hirsch.
The Recording Sec'y then read the reports for the meeting of Novem-
ber 10th, and there being no omissions or corrections, the Minutes
were accepted as read.
Mr. Kieswetter stated that the Society had been greatly saddened at
the passing of Martin Nickel, our Chaplain for many years, and Vice
President Elect for 1966. He extended the sympathy of the Society to
Mrs. Nickel who was present. He then asked Judge Tatelman, Chairman
of the Nominating Committee for a report of the committee's recom-
mendation for a new V. Pres. for 1966. Mr. William L. Howard was
proposed for the office, and unanimously accepted.
Mrs. Judd announced that the Society had an increase of 96 new
members since January 1965. She then read the communications receiv-
ed since the last meeting, consisting of birth announcements, engage-
ments, illnesses, deaths and general news items. One of the Letters
read was from Mrs. Louise A. Leonard, of St. Petersburg, in which
she asked Lucille to announce that she had a furnished trailer for rent
for a nominal fee. Mrs. Judd reminded those present of the coming
Annual Reunion of the Society to be held at the Soreno Hotel on Jan-
uary 18th and 19th of 1966.
Mrs. Charles Persons said that Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Loring of Yarmouth,
Maine has asked her to greet the members for them.
President Kieswetter asked those celebrating December birthdays to
stand, and Mr. Cecil Banan led in singing Happy Birthday to them.
Mrs. Eva Cole thanked the Society and members for cards and notes
received during her recent eye operation.
There being no further business, President Kieswetter entertained a
motion to adjourn and the Meeting closed at 3:15 p.m. Coffee and
doughnuts were served by members who volunteered their services, and
a social time was enjoyed by all.
SCHEDULE OF MINUTES (34th Annual Reunion)
SORENO HOTEL, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. January 18, 1966
The Panama Canal Society of Fla. held it's 34th. Anniversary Reunion
at the Soreno Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 18th. & 19th. The
morning was taken up with the Registrations and much happy visiting.
Almost 700 registered during the two day reunion. Approximately 225
attended the Business Meeting called to order at 2:00 p.m. by the Presi-
dent, Mr. Ernest Kieswetter. He extended a hearty welcome to those
who had to come from near and far to make this such a happy occasion.
He led the assembly in giving the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, after
which Chaplain Ross Cunningham gave the Invocation.
The recording Sec'y. then read the report for the meeting of Dec. 8th.
and there being no omissions or corrections noted, the minutes were
accepted as read.
The President then caJled on Mr. Lockridge for a Legislative Report,
and reviewed the benefits obtained for Retirees this past year. He en-
couraged the members to join NARCE, the organization most respon-
sible for representing the best interest of Retirees.
Mr. Kieswetter asked Cecil Banan to lead in singing to all who had
celebrated a birthday, and many stood as the members joined in singing
with Mr. Banan.
The Secretary-Treas. then read the items of interest received since the
Dec. Meeting. A letter of thanks from the American Legion Crippled
Children's Hospital for our donation of $89.00 and a lett-r of thanks
from Mrs. Ethel Nickels for the help extended during Martin s sickness
and death. Other letters containing items of sickness, death and general
news items were read.
Under Old Business, Mr. Kieswetter called for a report of the Nomin
ating Committee. A letter from the Chairman of the Committee. Judge
Tatleman, who could not be present, was read. and the following were
proposed for officers for 1966: Pres. Cecil M. Banan: Vice Pres. William
L. Howard; Sec-Treas., Mrs. Lucille S. Judd: Rec.-Sec, Mrs. Mary Belle
Hicks; Record Ed., Mrs. Bessie Lockridge: Chaplain, Ross Cunningham:
Sergeant-at-Arms, David S. Smith. The President asked if there were
any further nominations from the floor, and as there were none, Mr.
Dewey Goodwin made a motion, which was seconded, that the slate of
officers as presented be elected by the Secretary casting a unanimous
ballot. Motion carried. He then called the names of the officers-elect
and they formed a line in front of the members to acknowledge their
iliroduction. Mr. Kieswetter then asked Mr. Banan, the new President
to assume charge and he asked the members to give the outgoing and
incoming officers a vote of thanks by the clapping of hands.
The Business Meeting on the 18th. closed at 3:15 p.m. It was announ-
ced that the next meeting of the Society would be held at the regular
place, the Rod & Gun Club on 9th. St. S. at Lake Maggiore on Feb. 9th.
at 2:00 p.m. Respectfully submitted,
Mary Belle Hicks,
The mystery of how a St. Petersburg woman disappeared from aboard
a Caribbean cruise ship was cleared. The ship was the "Princess Viking."
"From all indications, it may have been a suicide," said a tour official
concerning the odd incident.
Miss Rae Elicker, was aboard the Viking Princess at midnight, Dec.
26, but was reported missing about 20 hours later by friends with whom
she had played bridge aboard ship.
Officials of the Flagship Lines Agency, owner of the vessel, said she
presumably was "lost overboard."
The tour official said "the officers and men of the ship did an out-
standing job. They searched the ship every compartment and every
lifeboat from top to bottom."
He said when ship's officers checked Miss Elicker's cabin, they
found her purse on her bed with the stateroom key beside it. In the
purse was a note put in a side pocket where it could be easily seen,
which listed her brother in Pennsylvania as the person to be notified
in case of death.
A similar note was found in the desk drawer at her hotel room in
Miss Elicker retired from Canal service in June 1961 and left the
Isthmus to make her home in St. Petersburg. She recently wrote friends
on the Isthmus that she was about to take a Caribbean cruise.
She was born in York, Pennsylvania, and went to the Isthmus in 1927
as a nurse at Gorgas Hospital. After several years at Gorgas, she served
as school nurse on the Pacific side. She taught nursing at the American
University at Beirut, Lebanon, from 1945 to 1947 and returned to the
Canal Zone as Assistant Director of Nurses at Colon Hospital. She was
Director of Nurses at Coco Solo from 1960 until her retirement in 1961.
She was born in 1899.
Dr. Dorothy B. Moody, former Dean of Women and head of the
English Department of the Canal Zone College, and recently Associate
Professor of English at Heidelburg College in Tiffin, Ohio, died sud-
denly in the States, Jan. 4, 1966. Details were not available.
She was born in Lenexa, March 4, 1904, and was educated in the
schools there. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1922 from the
University of Kansas, her master's degree at Yale University in 1927,
and her doctor's degree at Yale in 1938.
She went to the Canal Zone as one of the original members of the
staff of the Canal Zone Junior College. With the exception of one year,
when she took leave of absence to complete work for her doctorate,
Dr. Moody was on the college staff until her retirement in 1964.
Dr. Moody was a lecturer on religious, academic and social service
topics and was a book reviewer. She was the author of several articles
on literature that have been published in the Modern Literary Review.
She also was a contributor of verse to periodicals.
She was a member of the MODERN Language Association of America,
the American Federation of Teachers, American Civil Liberties Union,
Kansas State Grange, Daughters of the American Revolution, and of the
English Speaking Union. She also was a member of the Soroptimist
Club of Panama and of the Canal Zone College Club. She was one
of the few local women to be listed in Who's Who of American Women.
At the time of her retirement, Dr. Charles L. Latimer, then Dean of
the Canal Zone College and presently Deputy Superintendent of the
Canal Zone Schools said "Dedication to scholarship and devotion to
students are the two characteristics of an outstanding college teacher,
and both are descriptions of the professional life of Dr. Moody.
Former Dist. 5 Justice of the Peace Donald J. McNevin died Nov.
30, 1965 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. He was 62.
Judge McNevin had been listed in critical condition since his admis-
sion to the hospital after he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born in Chicago in 1903, the judge first came to the Suncoast with
his family in 1915. His father, W. L. McNevin, was a pioneer sub-
divider in Tampa. The judge attended Tampa schools and was admit-
ted to the Florida Bar in 1929 after obtaining his law degree
from Vanderbilt University.
He practiced law in Tampa until 1934, when he left the legal profes-
sion to become a contractor. When World War II came, he was building
airplane hangars in the Panama Canal Zone as head of his own con-
tracting firm. He remained in the Canal Zone during the war as a
Federal employee, doing naval construction and ship refitting.
At the end of the war, he practiced law in the Canal Zone's Federal
Courts until his return to St. Petersburg in 1957.
He served as Dist. 5 Justice of the Peace for nearly four years.
He recently practiced law with E. A. Linney under the firm name of
Linney & McNevin.
The Judge lived with his wife Lorraine at 2100 49th St. N. He was
a member of St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, St. Petersburg and
Florida Bar Associations and the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife and five daughters and a son Michael
by a previous marriage.
George H. Egger, Sr., 68, 6474 79th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, Fla.
died Jan. 13, 1966. He was born in Elmira, N.Y., and came here
two years ago from the Panama Canal Zone where he was a car inspector
for the United States government. He was a member of the Sacred
Heart Roman Catholic Church and Panama Canal Zone Society of
Florida. Survivors include his wife, Viola Mae; five sons, William H.,
George H., Thomas J., Harold F., Richard O., all of Panama Canal
Zone: a brother, Otto of Ossining, N.Y.; two sisters, Miss Frances
and Miss Florence, both of Elmira.
Mrs. Gertrude Taylor, mother of Mrs. Richard McConaughey of Balboa,
died suddenly at the home of her daughter December 31. She was
73 years of age.
A resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, Mrs. Taylor was visiting her
son-in-law and daughter in the Canal Zone for the Christmas holidays.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Neville Taylor,
who lives in New Hampshire, and three other daughters living in the
Funeral services and interment took place in Epping, New Hampshire.
Paradise Valley Oliver Bullock, 80, a retired electrical engineer
who moved here in 1962 from San Diego, died Dec. 6, in Kivel Nursing
Home, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mr. Bullock, 6017 N. Invergordon Road, had been superintendent
of the Pedro Miguel Locks at the Panama Canal. He retired in 1946
and moved to San Diego.
He became a Mason in 1915, was master of Isthmus Lodge in 1921
at Balboa, Canal Zone, and received his 33rd Masonic degree in 1930.
Other Masonic affiliations include potentate of Abousaad Temple
and the Ancient Scottish Rite of the Southern American Jurisdiction,
the Royal Order of Shriners, and Syria Temple at Pittsburgh.
Mr. Bullock, a native of Chicago, is survived by his two sons, Robert
0. of Paradise Valley and Gilbert of Washington; a brother and two
sisters out of state; and five grandchildren.
Benjamin Smith Favorite, Jr., 37, former employee of the Industrial
Division in Cristobal and a well-known Atlantic side resident, died in
At the time of his death, Mr. Favorite was visiting at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Betty Heaton. He was in the United States on vacation with
his wife, Mrs. Virginia Engelke Favorite.
A native of Washington, Mr. Favorite first went to the Canal Zone
in 1929. He was transferred to the Industrial Division of the Marine
Bureau in 1953. He was retired in 1963.
He and his wife have been living in Margarita. His wife is employed
as the swimming pool manager at Coco Solo. He was a member of
Cristobal Elks Lodge 1542.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by four sons, Benjamin, Russel,
Howard and George Favorite, all of the Canal Zone and a daughter,
Mrs. Virginia Lynn Neidt of Maryville Missouri: his step-mother, Mrs.
Eva Fovite of Camden, New Jersey: two sisters, Mrs. Betty Heaton, of
Miami, and Mrs. Queida Favorite Smith. of West Collingswood, N. J.
and a brother, Russell B. Favorite of Cape May, N. J.
Henderson C. Smith, 79, 6201 Second St. S., St. Petersburg, Fla. died
Dec. 28, 1965, on the cruise ship "Argentina" off the coast of Guadalupe.
He was born in Clinton, Iowa, and came here 23 years ago from the
Panama Canal Zone where he was employed by the U.S. Government as
commissary mgr. for 37 yrs. He was a member of the Panama Canal Soc.
and is survived by his wife, Theresa: two nieces and a nephew in Calif.
Mrs.Mary Disharoon, wife of Paul M. Disharoon, former Chief Float-
ing Crane Engineer in the Dredging Division, died at Gorgas Hospital
Dec. 22 after a brief illness. She was 68 years old.
A resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mrs. Disharoon had gone to
the Isthmus to spend the holidays with her son, Paul M. Disharoon. Jr.
of Los Rios, and his family. She was accompanied by her husband.
Mrs. Disharoon was born in Pennsylvania and went to the Isthmus
in 1924 with her husband. Most of the years that she lived in the Canal
Zone were spent in the Gamboa and Pedro Miguel. She left the Canal
Zone in 1957 when her husband retired and during recent years had
been living in St. Petersburg.
Surviving her are her husband. her son and daughter-in-law, two
grandsons, and a brother, Mi ,-hll Dolphy, of Mobile, Alabama.
Interment in the Mausoleum, Memorial Park, St. Petersburg, Fla. At
the graveside funeral, attended by C.Z. friends, Ross Cunningham read
Thomas J. Libonati, retired Panama Canal locks operator died October
30 at Gorgas Hospital.
Mr. Libonati was retired from Canal service in 1955 after more
than 26 years with the U. S. Government. Since that time he has been
living at Gorgona Beach in Panama. He died at the age of 71 after
a brief illness.
He was transferred to the Locks Division in 1939 and was employed
as a towing locomotive operator and later as lock operator machinist
at the Pedro Miguel Locks, which position he held at the time of his
He is survived by a brother William Libonati of Bowling Springs,
Victor H. May, Sr., retired employee of Gatun Locks and a long-
time resident of the Canal Zone, died Jan. 3, 1966 at Coco Solo Hospital
following a long illness. He was 87 years old.
A native of Bellefontains, Ohio, Mr. May went to the Isthmus in 1916
to work at the former Balboa Mechanical Division. He was transferred
after a few months to the Gatun Locks, where he remained until his
retirement in November 1940. At the time of his retirement he held
the position of Lockmaster.
Since leaving Canal service, Mr. May and his wife made their home
in Gamboa and Margarita.
He was one of the few surviving veterans of the Spanish-American
War living on the Isthmus and was a member of Elks Lodge 15 of Ken-
ton, Ohio, a membership he held for 58 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Clara Chambers of Margarita, and Mrs. Deliah Parker of St. Peters-
burg, Florida; and two sons, Victor H. May, Jr. now of Tampa, Florida.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Dr. Cranston E. Goddard, 67, Pastor of Chapel Lane Presbyterian
Church died in Swarthmore, Pa. following a heart attack.
He and Mrs. Goddard recently moved to Swarthmore, as Dr. Goddard
was on leave of absence prior to his retirement which was to have been
effective December 31, 1965.
Dr. Goddard had also served as pastor of the Union Church in the
Panama Canal Zone following the second World War.
Dr. Goddard was born in Seattle, Wash., and was educated in the
public schools of Washington and Oregon. After 20 months of Army
service in World War 1, he entered Phillips University, at Enid, Okla.
from which he obtained his A. B. degree in 1922. In June of that
year he was married to Hazel Lee Meek. He then attended McCormick
Theological Seminary in Chicago, receiving a B. D. in 1925. In recog-
nition of his record at McCormick, he was awarded the Nettie F. Mc-
Cormick Fellowship for study at the University of Edinburgh, Scot-
land, where he earned his Ph. D.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Lee, of Swarthmore, Pa., his daugh-
ter, Mrs. Peggy Ammerman, and four grandchildren of Honesdale, Pa.
On Sunday night the combined choirs of Chapel Lane and the United
Church of Christ presented a portion of Handel's "Messiah" and marked
it as a final tribute to Dr. Goddard.
Mrs. Ethel Fenton, died of a heart attack, August 25, 1965, in a
hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. No other details available.
Mr. Frank Estes, 59, died Sept. 23 1965 at St. Joseph's Hospital,
In 1940 General Danielson from the Canal Zone requested through
Washington, D.C. that Mr. Estes be sent to Albrook Field where he was
an Electrical supervisor. He later worked at France Field and Gatun
Locks. At the time of his death Mr. Estes was Powerhouse Electrician
at Fort Greely, Alaska. Survivors are, his widow, Emma, three step
children. Interment in Memorial Gardens, Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Jordan E. Walbridge, died May 6, 1965 in Sarasota, Fla. He
had been with the Fire Dept. in Gamboa. No other details available.
Mr. J. Edward Shaw died April 19, 1965 in the Bradford Hospital.
Bradford, Pa. He went to the Zone in 1907 to work for the Isthmian
Canal Commission as Locomotive Engineer during the Construction of
the Canal. Mrs. Shaw went to the Zone in 1908 and the Shaws lived
in Gatun until 1913 when they returned to Bradford where Mr. Shaw
was engaged in the Oil Business as an Independent Oil Producer until
his retirement in 1956. He was a member of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers for over 60 years. He is survived by his widow
and one brother.
Miss Sada Page, 216 S. Salisbury Ave., a winter resident of DeLand, Fla.
for 25 years died Jan. 24, 1966 at Fish Memorial Hospital where she
had been a patient for five days. She was 79.
A retired registered nurse, she had worked in the Panama Canal Zone
for 35 years. She was born in Vermont Nov. 22, 1886.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Grace Palmer of Los Angeles,
and a nephew, Elmer Page of Whittier, Calif.
lunerai services and burial were in Newport, Vt.
Joseph J. Nolan, age 80, passed away January 24, 1966. He resided
at 5rijFi. .-1- Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla. He is survived by his wife
Walter Henry Sims of Panama City, a retired employee of the United
States Army died at his home Nov. 1, 1965. He was 78 years of age.
A Masonic memorial service was held November 5, in the Scottish
Rite Temple, Balboa. The service was conducted by Army Lodge,
AF and AM.
Mr. Sims was born in Winona, Minn., and went to the Isthmus
in 1920. His service was with the Army and at the time of retirement he
was chief clerk, Quartermaster Office, Quarry Heights.
H was a life member of Army Lodge, AF and AM, the Scottish Rite
Bodies and the Shrine.
JH- is survived by one son, Walter H. Simms, Jr. of Panama and one
brother, Fred Sims of Minneapolis, Minn.
Edward R. Allgaier, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Allgaier of
Margarita, died in New Orleans, La., on October 1. Interment was held
in Golden Gate Cemetery, San Bruno, California.
The late Mr. Allgaier was raised on the Canal Zone, graduated from
Cristobal High School in 1949. He entered the U.S. Navy and was a
Korean War veteran. After naval service he entered the California State
Maritime School and was for some time an engineer with the Mili-
tary Sea Transport Service. At the time of his death he was an
engineer with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Besides his parents on the Isthmus, he is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Clydene Allgaier; two sons, Paul and Thomas and a daughter, Suzanne;
a brother, John, in Ramsey, New Jersey and a sister; Mrs. Louise
Poor of Oklahoma.
Rec'd too late for the December Record-Ed.
Arthur Francis Howard, former Manager for Central America for
the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, and well known on the Atlantic
Side of the Isthmus, died suddenly in Tampa, Florida on October 14.
The late Mr. Howard was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England on
January 12, 1907, and commenced his career in shipping as a junior
clerk in the company's head office in Liverpool. In January of 1929,
he was assigned to the Cristobal Office and in 1951 he was appointed
Manager for Central America.
Mr. Howard was considered as the foremost freight authority in this
area and served as Chairman of the European- South Pacific and Magel-
lan Conference's local Committee and secretary of the Association of
West Indian-Transatlantic Steamship Lines. In 1951, he was appointed
Consul for Norway with an honorary status at Cristobal for that part
of the Canal Zone northwest of the Frijoles River. A prominent Mason,
he also served as Past Master of the Sojourners Club, Cristobal. He
was also a member of the Gatun Golf Club and the Brazos Brook Coun-
In June of 1961, he retired and with his wife, Ruth, took up residence
in Tampa, Fla. Mrs. Howard arrived on the Isthmus and taught in the
Canal Zone schools. Later she was employed as an accountant with
the U. S. Army and at the time of her husband's retirement, she held
the position of auditor.
Her address is 308 Empedrado St., Tampa 9, Florida.
Thomas C. Sullivan, Jr., 48, prominent Arcadia. Calif. business and
civic leader for the past twenty years, passed away January 12 at his
home in Arcadia.
Born in The Panama Canal Zone. Sullivan attended the Texas A&M
University at Bryan and opened his widely known paint store there in 1946.
During the two decades that have elapsed since that time, few
men could claim a wider or more active interest in civic and community
affairs as well as in his chosen field of paint distribution where he
was honored by being chosen president of the National Paint and Wall-
paper Association in 1964.
He was a former president and active worker in the Downtown Busi-
nessmen's Association, active in the Chamber of Commerce, former
president of the Arcadia Kiwanis Club, a 32nd Degree Mason and a
member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monrovia.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife Cleo. a son Kevin and a daughter
Cheryl; one brother Edward J. Sullivan of Hermosa Beach, a sister,
Mrs. Sydney Larkin of Arcadia; his father and mother, former Arcadia
Mayor and Mrs. Thomas C. Sullivan, Sr., now residents of Sierra Madre
and several nieces and nephews.
Karl P. Curtis, retired Panama Canal employee, a Roosevelt Medal
holder and dean of non-professional archeologists in Panama, died at
his home in Gamboa. He was 81 years old.
Well known in Panama and the Canal Zone for his lively interest
in historical data, Mr. Curtis also was well known in archeological circles
in the United States and was credited by Harvard University as the
first man to identify the Code and Veraguas culture in the Republic
Mr. Curtis was one of the few construction day employees still living
on the Isthmus. He went to Panama from Massachusetts in October
1905 as a carpenter in the Engineering Department of the Isthmian
He arrived about three months after John F. Stevens, construction
era civilian engineer and was one of the men engaged in build-
ing the Stevens house at Culebra. The house later was moved to Balboa
Heights and has served as the home of every Canal Zone Governor.
Mr. Curtis worked at Culebra until the end of 1907. He was then
transferred to Ancon Hospital, now Gorgas Hospital, as maintenance
foreman and worked there the major portion of his 35 years of service.
Although he retired from active service in 1940, Mr. Curtis never
lost his spirit of adventure. His health was not too good so he left
Panama for Chile and spent several months in the Andes. He toured
Argentina by car and returned to Panama by ship in 1941. He and
his wife spent several years in the interior of Panama and during
recent years, have been living in Gamboa.
Mr. Curtis was the proud possessor of the Roosevelt Medal with three
bars each representing two years of consecutive construction day serv-
ice. He also was the first President of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners of America and was a member in good standing
for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Beatrice Curtis, a former nurse
in the Canal Zone; and two sisters, Mrs. Andy Jackman, of Gossville,
New Hampshire, and Miss Betty Curtis of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Julian Matz died of a heart attack in Brookline, Mass. He worked
at Summit for several years and introduced sugar cane there. Dr.
Matz was with the department of Agriculture. His wife who lives at
41 Park St. Brookline, Mass. 02146 survives. No other details available.
Joseph B. Sampsell, former Panama Canal employee died on Novem-
ber 25, 1965, at Braddock Heights, Maryland.
Mr. Sampsell was born near Leesburg, Va. on December 14, 1875 and
went to work on the Panama Canal in 1905. He was chief painter on
the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks until his retirement in 1939.
Since that time he has established residence in Maryland, and was
living in Braddock Heights at the time of his death. He was buried
at Hageistown, Maryland.
Surviving are his widow. Mrs. Rose I. 5 *:i.,.11, a daughter Mrs.
Melton Smith, and two sons, Joseph F. and Howard L. Sampsell.
He was a member of Isthmian Lodge A. F. and A. M.
Nathan Lewis Levy, 83, of 2217 Huldy passed away Dec. 13, 1965
in a Houston hospital. Member of Temple Beth Israel. Was a Mason,
Shriner, past patron of Eastern Star. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Tillie Levy,
Houston; daughter, Mrs. Charlotte S. Mernyk, Brooklyn, N. Y.; son,
David J. Leeds, Los Angeles; sister, Mrs. B. Ferguson, Long Beach,
Cal.; six grandchildren.
Augustino Roy Di Roma, 14, injured in a car-scooter accident, died
at Mound Park Hospital.
According to St. Petersburg Police, Di Roma, of 6585 31th Ave. N.,
was riding his scooter westbound on 31st Terrace North when he collided
with a car at the intersection of 64th Street.
Police said Di Roma was thrown about 20 feet on impact. No charges
have been filed pending completion of the investigation.
Born in Fort Monmouth, N. J., he was a student at Tyrone Junior
High School and attended St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church. He had
lived here for a year, moving from Pittsburgh, Pa.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Rocco Di Roma Sr.,
S. Petersburg; four brothers, David Rocco Jr., St. Petersburg. Michael
R., U.S. Army, Ethopia; Patrick W., U.S. Army, Germany; and William
C., U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego, Calif.; a twin sister, Rose Marie,
St. Petersburg; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Kuhn, St. Peters-
burg; paternal grandfather, Augustino Di Roma, Naples, Italy.
William T. (Bill) Henry, 72, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died suddenly
at his home on November 15th. Mr. Henry was a native of St. Paul,
Minnesota and had spent many years on the Canal Zone. He worked
for the Dredging Division and retired from the navy in 1946. Mr. Henry
was a member of Darien Lodge AF & AM, Balboa, a Shriner, member
of Abou Saad Temple. He had been very active in community and
fraternal activities for many years and was an honorary member of
Zephyr Lodge 198 F and AM.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. M. Belle Henry: a daughter, Mrs.
Maurice E. Muller, Ancon: and a son, William T. Henry, Jr., Zephyr-
Funeral services were held November 19th at Lair's Funeral Home
in Zephyrhills with graveside Masonic honors by Zephyr Lodge 198.
Word has been received of the death of Josephine (Jo) Hobbs at
Hollywood, Florida on November 15th, 1965. As the wife of Herbert
C. (Bert) Hobbs, Sr. located in the Chairman's Office at Culebra,
during Construction Days, she was well known to the Old-timers. She
is survived by her husband, three sons, one grand daughter and by six
great grand children.
Mr. Homer G. CornthwaitW, meteorologist at Culebra for many years
died August 16, 1965, according to a letter written by his daughter
Mrs. J. H. McMabor, 8 Valley View Rd., Plainsfield, N. J. who also
stated that Mrs. Cornthwaite was in the nursing home.
Mr. Herbert C. Hawvichorst died Oct. 6, 1965 in Tulare District
Hospital, Calif. He was born June 29, 1899 in Los Angeles, Calif. His
Panama Canal service began in 1942 wtth the Electrical Div. as a wire-
man. He retired in 1961. Survivors are his wife Miriam, his mother
and four sisters.
Mrs. Rose Koperski, 73, died in Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Koperski was born
in Grand Rapids, Mich., and moved to Orlando in 1953 from Panama
Canal Zone. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, member
oi the Panama Canal Society, Retired Government Employee's Club, mem-
ber and Past president of the College Park Women's Club. Surviving
are: husband: Mr. Leon A. Koperski, son; Richard Koperski, Orlando,
daughters: Mrs. Olive Holwerda, Calif., Mrs. Janet Taylor, Honolulu,
sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Holland, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Adeline Smith,
Bradenton, Fla., five grandchildren. Active pallbears were Robert Wil-
hite, Bill Lacy, Gregor Gramlick, Walter White, Fred Van Sicklen,
William Roarback, Milton Tredwell.
Martin Nickel, 70, 2092 74th St. N. St. Petersburg, Fla. Died Nov. 23,
1965. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and came here eight years ago
from Margarita, Canal Zone. He was a master foreman of sheet metal
and pipe fitters in the Canal Zone, and chaplain and vice president elect
of the Canal Zone Society of St. Petersburg. He was on the board of
directors of the Azalea Community Center and a Roman Catholic. Sur-
viving are his wife, Ethel L.; three brothers, James of Philadelphia,
George in the Canal Zone and William of Baltimore; and three sisters,
Mrs. Anna Schaubode, Mrs. Margaret Lehtonen and Mrs. Louise O'Brien,
all of Balimore.
Mrs. Ollie E. Baumbach, a long time resident of the Canal Zone,
died of a stroke in Clearwater, Florida, on October 30. She was 84
years old. At the time of her death she was living with her son, Frederick
Mrs. Baumbach was a member of the Balboa Union Church and
Woman's Auxiliary of that church.
Mrs. Baumbach first went to the Isthmus in the late construction
period with her husband, Albert Baumbach, and son and departed in the
early 1920's. She later returned to the Isthmus in 1947 to make her
home with her son and remained until his retirement early this year.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred-
erick S. Baumbach of 2287 Claiborne Drive, Clearwater, Florida, 33516:
four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Howard
Regan of West Virginia.
Memorial services were held in Newport Kentucky.
Hugo A. Haag, 82, 1898 41st St. N., died Dec. 2, 1965. He was born
in Sumner Iowa, and came here eight years ago from St. Louis, Mo.
He was an auditor and purchasing agent for the U.S. government and
was a member of the Presbyterian Church. His survivors include a
sister, Mrs. Adolph Jahn of Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Mrs. Hazel Potts, former Atlantic Side resident, died at her home
in Newport News, Virginia at the age of 73. The late Mrs. Potts is sur-
vived by her husband Mr. David Potts, who retired from the Industrial
Division in 1947, at which time he and Mrs. Potts left for their Virginia
Other survivors are Mrs. Donald E. Bruce of Margarita who left
the Isthmus upon receiving word of her Mother's death; Mrs. Roger
W. Griffith of Phoenix, Arizona; Mr. David E. Potts of Hampton,
Virginia; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Byrd Keith Conley. former Isthmian resident, died Oct. 31,
in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the wife of W. H. Conley, and the couple
went to the Isthmus in 1907 during the construction period. Mr. Conley,
who retired in 1935, died several years ago.
Mrs. Conley is survived by two sons, Keith and W. N. Conley who
reside in the United States, and by a daughter, Mrs. Emily Sullivan
of Curundu, and by two grandchildren on the Isthmus, Mrs. Shirley
McKibbin of Panama City and Miss'Paula Sullivan of the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Sullivan left for Atlanta by plane.
Mrs. Althea M. Williams, 82, 7717 Huntley, died Dec. 3, at a Tampa
hospital. A native of Shelton, Conn., she lived in Tampa for 18 years.
She is survived by two nieces and four nephews.
Pharr, Texas Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Cockle, 55, died unexpectedly
at her home at 314 West Cherokee.
She had been a resident of Pharr for the past 10 years, coming here
with her husband from the Canal Zone where they had lived for 28 years.
There were no local services and the body was taken to San Antonio
Besides her husband, George Cockle, she is survived by two sons,
Maj. George Robert Cockle, Ft. Walters, Mineral Wells, and Capt. Dale
Sherwood Cockle, Taiwan, China: a brother, John Robert McKellar,
San Francisco, and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Stallings, Huntsville, Ala. died of a heart attack
Jan. 15, 1966. Mr. Stallings was with the Mechanical Division on the
Zone, where the family were members of the Baptist Church, Balboa
Heights. Survivors are her husband, son Albert R. and 3 grandchildren.
Mr. R. W. Stallings' address is 817 Peachtree St. N'.W. Huntsville,
Mrs. Olive Behlen died Jan. 27th, 1966 in a rest home in Ashville,
N. C. after an illness of 6 years. She is survived by her husband Ernest
(Sharkey), who is a patient in the Veterans Hospital Oteen, N. C. Room
306-Ward E. Mr. Behlen was Supt. of Storehouses on the Zone.
CANAL ZONE SOCIETY OF COLORADO
Roy and Gladys Graham and family have moved from Denver to a
farm near a small town north of Denver. Their present address is: 10405
Isabelle Road, Lafayete, Colorado 80026.
News from the Dr. Robert Hendersons (Mary Jane Phillips) of
Longmont is that they are all well and that Bob is feeling fine now.
Daughter, Kayleen, is now a freshman at Colorado State College at
Greeley. Son, Rob, now a junior in high school, made the varsity
wrestling team and has done quite well in that sport.
Jane (Thompkins) Heselton and husband, Les, who now live in
Fairfax, Virginia, were two of the lucky ones to be able to go to Jane's
25th class reunion at the Tivoli in May. They flew down and were
houseguests of the Norman Andersons. She wasn't so lucky in October
when she fell out of a flower bed and broke both legs. Their son, Tom,
received a principal appointment to the U.S. Merchant .i, '.In. Academy
at Kings Point and was sworn in in August. Son, Les, graduated from
the Naval Academy in June and is now an ensign in the Navy.
We are happy to report that Mrs. Leonard Stark is recovering from
her recent surgery very satisfactorily. Elia, their daughter, returned
to the Canal Zone about a month after Mrs. Stark came hme from the
hospital. Elia is now working for Omaha Mutual Insurance Company
at the Panama airport. When her children recently had chicken pox,
Elia came down with them too and had quite a time with them. The
Starks are thinking of selling their house and moving to a senior citizens
community some time in the Spring, as Mrs. Stark is unable to do a lot
of heavy housework.
Word was just received of the forthcoming marriage of Pat French,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. French, to Mr. Hugo Noor III,
which will take place on February 5 in Justin, California.
Sara Lewis reports that she is coming along pretty well now since
her illness even though she must rest a lot. She has resumed her book
reviews every other Wednesday on the Starr Yelland TV show. She
gives reports on two non-fiction and one fiction book each time. Mrs.
Adelaide Lewis spent eight days in Swedish Hospital in Englewood in
November with an ulcer. Her other daughter, Charlotte Steinbrook,
and husband have moved from Florida and are simply delighted with
everything in Colorado. She, too, was hospitalized for two weeks after
she moved here, but is now feeling much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Evans spent the Christmas holidays with daughter,
Norma (the Al Harringtons) and family, Muriel (the Ed Neils) and
family before going to Florida for the reunion. The Evans' other
daughter, Barbara, and husband Philip, are living in Ecuador now.
Florence (Mrs. Lee) Richardson writes from Florence, Alabama,
that she is still working as an office nurse, and along with her activities
in church, club, Eastern Star, and civil activities, is kept quite busy.
Both she and her mother are fine and last summer took a trip to Wash-
inton and Maryland.
The Justus Klemmers (June Bunker) of Richmond wrote that their
oldest daughter, Joyce, is teaching the fourth grade in a Catholic school
in Tampa, Florida and in August will take her final vows. Daughter,
Judy, is a freshman at RPI in Baltimore. The Klemmers planned to
visit her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Bunker, who is doing fine, in Winston-
Salem, North Carolina for a few days after Christmas.
Helen Rhodes was visiting friends and relatives in the Denver area
recently and called the Kenn dvs, who were delighted to chat with her
on the phone and very disappointed when they found out she wouldn't
Ibe staying long enough to have a nice long visit with her. She was on
her way back to California after visiting her son, Howard, and family
for the holidays.
Best wishes to all for the New year.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES
Dr. and Mrs. James Merriman Lynch (Dell) and their son Neil, are
enjoying a busy life in Escondido, Calif. Neil wants to take a degree
in Motion Picture Production of Documentaries and Educational Films-
many of his still pictures have been published in local papers. Dell has
had an exhibit in oils, and also has had a few of her poems published.
Helen Rhodes, Seal Beach, had Christmas holidays with her son, Lt.
Col. Howard Rhodes and his family at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
She visited relatives and friends in Denver, Colorado before returning
to California in mid-January. She and Anna Ruth (Van Brocklin)
Werkheiser are planning a trip to Hawaii in May.
Dorothy Hamlin and Rae Clisbee left on the same day for Panama -
Dorothy to visit her son Gene and his family: Rae to visit her son and
daughter-in-law Thatcher and Mid Clisbee. Dorothy had a recital of
her pupils just before her departure, and had David Smith as guest
soloist. Dorothy will meet Esther Currier in St. Petersburg they will
attend the reunion before their return to California.
Esther Currier flew to Atlanta to be with her family for the holidays-
then on to St. Petersburg, Florida.
Josephine Huff of Globe, Arizona, wrote that she had a busy year -
attended the Rosecrucian International Convention in Toronto: visited
relatives and friends in Detroit and Chicago on her way home. Mrs.
Huff's eyesight is not good she wanted to learn Braille, decided the
best way was to orgainze a class. There are about 10 in the class now.
She hopes to attend the March meeting in Los Angeles.
Mercedes Snow of Hollywood wrote that her son had recovered
from his illness, and was back at work.
Fred C. Schweitzer of Long Beach, visited his brother in Miami be-
fore the holidays. Mr. Schweitzer and I share the same birthday he
was 90 on November 8, 1965, and you'll have to guess how old I was
on that date.
Leo Welling of Santa Barbara wrote that Al Paulsen of Lecompte,
Louisiana, had been quite ill-no further news on Mrs. Paulsen's condition
at this writing.
Mary and Gus Hoecker of Monrovia wrote that they had heard i'.:m
Anna MacDonald, her husband died a number of years ago he was in
charge of electric signals on the Panama Railroad. Her son Richard
was killed in the Eastern Airline crash of February 8, 1965. The
Hoeckers say they are in good health, and that the Panama Canal folks
up around Monrovia way get together for parties about twice a month.
Julia and Otis Pritchett wrote that they are in fair condition, consider-
ing their age: they enjoy reading about their old friends and acquaint-
ances in the newsletters and the RECORD.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lew Miller (Marg) are enjoying their new home
at Sun City, California Bob is feeling much better. They wrote that
they were advised that there are books and albums of th- very eirlv
days of the Zone, left by a friend Truman Geddes, which are available
to organizations or persons interested. Anyone wanting further inform:-
tion on the material, contact the Millers at 28128 Northwood Drive,
Sun City, Calif.
Doris and Bob Hanson are living in their mobile home at 211 S. Moose
St., Hemet. They enjoy the life and have much more leisure time since
selling their home last summer.
Mrs. Joseph Wimmer (Sallie) and h-r daughter Edith will 1be mwing
into their new home at 19275 Knapp St-. Northridge about March lst.
Edith is working for the T. S. Government, offi-e locat-d in San Fern-
ando Valley. They have been quite busy selling their home in Burbank,
locating a lot, making plans and arrangements for their new home.
We wish them much happiness in their new location.
Dorothy and Arthur Cotton of San Diego, and the Milton Wrights of
Ontario and the J. L. Londs of Mercedes, Texas, started on their iour
to Panama on January 5th. They expect to reach Panama about Jan-
uary 20th and will stay a few months.
Josephine Huff sent a clipping telling of the death of Oliver Bullock,
aged 80, retired electrical engineer, at Paradise Valley, Arizona. She
also sent a clipping telling about Dr. Nelson D. Brayton of Miami.
Arizona, having recently attended the Indiana Medical Assoc. at Indian-
apolis. Dr. Brayton is 88. still active in public affairs. He addressed
Butler University's Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity of which he
has been a member for 72 ears.
Mr. Delaplane Wilson of Chula Vista. recently joined a 20-day train
tour of Mexico, which proved to be very interesting and instructive.
From Los Angeles the tour went to Albuquerque then on to El Paso
where they crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico. They visited such
fascinating places (with unpronounceable names) such as Chihuahua.
where a Mexican crew and engine took them over the recently completed
railroad through magnificent scenery, to the Pacific Ocean at Mazatlan;
then on to Guadalajara and Mexico City. They spent several days in
Mexico City. Visited Teotihuacan, Tula, Acapulco (a strong earth--
quake shook their hotel there), Oaraca, Isthmus of Tehauntepec through
a tropical rain-forest which would give a canal construction a lot of
trouble); Yucatan, Chichenitza, Urmal and other places where they saw
many of the Mayan structures. They marveled at the buildings which
must have been years in construction but all the people disappeared
from this area and no trace remains of their dwellings. Then on to
Merida, in Yucatan, home of the cordage industry. On their return trip
they stopped at Guanajuto whence has come much of the world's silver:
passed through lengthy underground streets, saw the magnificent theatre,
and the building which was the starting place of Mexico's war of inde-
pendence against Spain. Mr. Wilson wrote glowingly of the tour (there
were some 80 persons on the conducted tour), their guides, and the
country through which they travelled.
Mrs. Helen Peterson and her daughter, Eileen, of Hollywood,
entertained Mrs. Lista Daniels and her son Bob of Dallas, Texas, during
ihe holidays. They took their guests on a tour of Los Angeles, including
the new Music Center and Art Museum and they also enjoyed an
evening of just visiting. The Daniels spent some time in Pasadena
with friends, and attended the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.
Bill and Ruby Boggs sold their home in Virginia and moved to St.
Petersburg are happy in their new home, just across the street from
Helen and Lawrence Adler of Panama were in the States for a month
rented a car and went to Albany, Georgia; Anniston and Auburn,
Alabama; then on to St. Petersburg. Lawrence returned to Panama, and
Helen stayed on for a week or so, went to New York to see some shows.
Mrs. Violet Wunsch of Wichita, Kansas, flew to Europe in June,
1965, after 21/. months stay in Florida. In Europe she visited 11
countries. The highlight of her trip was to visit Trinity Episcopal
Church in Guilford, England, where her parents were married and
where their two oldest brothers were christened. She was a guest at
relatives home with whom they had corresponded for years but whom
they had never met. On the trip, Violet was in audience of Pope Paul,
at the vatican, and saw Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
Flo and Arthur Berude are enjoying their new home at Laguna Hills -
their son John has just been promoted to Captain, U.S.N. and has been
assigned to a new position as Repair Superintendent at Long Beach
Naval Station. He was previously Design Superintendent. His Aldest
daughter, Patricia and her husband Robert Noble were down frm
Seattle for the holidays -- Bob graduated from University of Washington
in December. The Berude's write that Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Argo, ex-
Canal Zoners are living at Laguna Hills Leisure World. They enjoyed
an evening of old Canal Zone movies with their near neighbors, Dr. and
Mrs. J. R. Martin recently. Flo has been appointed co chairman of
the Women's Golf Tournaments at Leisure World, Laguna Hills, for
the coming year, so she will be kept busy.
Mrs. H. M. Kendall (Flo Cooper) died at her home in Burlington,
Iowa early in December.
Mrs. Ann (Boyd) Bartholomew of Waco, Texas wrote about her
travels this past year around Texas, to Arkansas; Miami, Florida in
June. From Miami she flew to the Zone, spent 6 weeks visiting her
Canal Zone family Barbara, Buck and two childr-n, and really had a
big time. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Kathv. The,
returned to the states in August. Ann was to have the holidays with
her son Bill Jr. and family in Missouri.
Herb and Jane Knapp of Portland, spent the Christmas holidays
in California with the T. W. Harrisons of Canoga Park. On January 3
the Knapp's and Virginia and Martin Seiler left bv bus stopped various
places across southern U.S. (in Meridian, Miss. they saw Netta Hearn
Beauchamp, and Lucille Hearn) -- then on to St. P lv, -,..lr- to attend
the reunion. And from all reports they are having a wonderful time -
along with the Herbert Paddocks, and the Emerson Fullers. Herb and
Janie will return to Portland mid-February: Martin and Virginia are
going to Baltimore, Md.; Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio,: and Denver,
Colorado, prior to their return to California in March.
Anyone in the vicinity of Southern California on March 13, 1966 --
get in touch with the Panama Canal Society of Los Angeles, and come to
the dinner meeting at the Alexandria Hotel, 5th & Spring Streets, Los
Angeles. We'd be happy to have you.
Kindest regards to all,
Thelma Thorpe, Secretary
IN, AND 'ROUND ABOUT' HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
The following are excerpts from an article in the Trenton Evening
Times in July, '65. It is lengthy, excellently written and covers nearly
a half page and is entitled "Shell Shocked Mercerville Woman owns
Rare Specimens of Marine Life," and exhibits a large photo of Mrs.
John Palmer, (Doris Pennington), and a large part of her wonderful
collections of seashells. She is quoted as saying, "I hoped I may be
considered a ionchologist, altho' an amateur one." Doris was a R.N.
in Colon Hospital, Canal Zone. They live in Mercerville, New Jersey.
Her wonderful collection was made by gathering shells, especially on
Sanibel Island, a paradise for shell collectors, on West coast of Florida,
and other places. The article tells how she preserves their beauty, how
somn, are pinpointed by their latin names, but usually by their common
names which pictures their shapes, such as conches, bonnets and cockles.
From the Mt. Pulaski, Ill. Newspaper came the headlines "Springfield
Woman Bringing Story of Panama Canal." The Library Club of Mt.
Pulaski had as their speaker Nov. 2, Mrs. Lea K. Dugan of Springfield,
Ill. who has spent much time in the Canal Zone and Panama, and told
an interesting story of those years. Originally from North Dakota, she
went to make her home with her sister in the Canal Zone in 1909. She
has 2 daughters, one a surgical nurse, still in the Canal Zone, the other
employed by the U.S. Army Engineers on Merritt Island, Fla. Retired
from the Dietary Dept. of Gorgas Hospital, Mrs. Dugan holds the
Roosevelt Medal for construction work on the Panama Canal and also
was presented the St. Olaf's Medallion by the King of Norway in recog-
nition of her work aiding Scandinavian seamen who were hospitalized
in Gorgas and spoke only Scandinavian. She wore the national dress
of Panama, a most beautiful Pollera and told of her happy life there.
While you all were having a grand time at the Reunion in St. Pete',
I was struggling with my Reunion here on paper. I trust you had a fine
time down there. The holidays bring many letters with greetings and
items of interest from Ex-Canalers and those still laboring in our former
The Rufus Garretts motored to N. Orleans to spend 2 days between
Christmas and New Years with Cybele and Leroy Koontz of Balboa, who
spent some time visiting their mother in Fairhope, Ala. The Garretts
bade bon voyage to the Koontz' sailing on Cristobal to C. Z. Estelle
DeCora spent Thanksgiving with her son Lambert's family in Little Rock
and Christmas week with her daughter, Doris (Dr. Lanford's) family
in West Memphis. Bill Burns and sister the Gerald Parkers and daughter,
Mrs. Doucett and family, and Rita Kyle and children and I, all seem to
be OK. Ann Bartholomew now in Waco, Texas, spent the holidays with
her son William's family in St. Louis. The Fred Atkinsons returned
via N. Orleans from a trip to the C.Z. spending the holiday season with
their children. They report meeting a new great grandchild named
Katherine Agnes Larsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Larsen. The
Jack Reinigs are wintering in Highland Park with daughter P:'gzy's
(the Ed Furiks) family. Wm. Reinig and family of New Rochelle,
N.Y. are well and happy that their twin daughter Barbara has completely
recovered from her critical open-heart operation of last May. The
Anthony Tazonos were here from Orlando, Fla. and attended our C.Z.
dinner in October. Later, the Capes from Texas, and the Shreys from
Fla. were in Hot Springs during my absence, and the Louis Maurers
from Fla. who came from a sojourn in the East, were ready to leave
for Fla. on Nov. 2. I returned from a sojourn to Illinois and Indiana
on Nov. 1. Mrs. Anna Piper is still a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital.
The John Bissetts of N. Little Rock report better health. The Bill
Schrums, (Helen Patterson), of Hamburg, Germany report a good year
of visitors and social gatherings. Nellie and Fritz Humphries were
their only Panama friends who visited them. They are happy in their
retirement in the Virgin Islands. Notes from Canal Zone that Chester
Luhr has retired but will stay on Canal Zone a while, as Mrs.
Luhr is still teaching; Evelyn Johnson is living with her daughter,
Ethel Jean and family on Atlantic Side, and son H-rschel is still with
Refrigeration (CZ), and lives with his family in France Field Tom
Pimento and family in Gamboa, and their oldest son, who is attend-
ing Clemson College in S. C. spent Christmas vacation with them.
The Dick Penningtons of Gatun spent the summer with his mother, and
sister's family, the John Palmers of New Jersey. Their son, Jr. who is
in the Navy joined them in seeing the N.Y. Fair. Marge and Eldon Coffey
of Panama City had been visiting in Cali, Columbia in '65. Florence
Mallet took an extensive trip to U. S. visiting her son Dick and family
in Florida, also the Wm. Aldens in Dunedin and her Aunt in Virginia.
Agnes Vennard of N. Hollywood vividly described a Mississippi River
trip on the Delta Queen from Cincinnati to New Orleans and return.
Cornelia Reimer is selling her Sierra Madre home and moving to an
apt. in Pasadena. From Santa Rosa came greetings from Alice and
Frank Bryan, (my hosts at a delightful Patio Party last summer). Myrtle
and Bill Black (who participated also) Celeste and Bun Powell (who
also helped with the Party) and wrote a large letter with a brief resume
of their recent European trip, and Marjorie and Prentice (Pete) Wilson
(who also were at the party) and in the eve. we went to their beautiful
home. I was reunited with an old friend Emma O'Keefe Mannson, whom
I had lost thru the war, moving, change of addresses. Robert O'Keefe,
born in the U.S. after they left the Zone is still single. Emma i! a R.N.
and is still nursing. The Underwoods of Huntington Park wrote that
Van was quite ill but is now recovering. Wm. their son has started
another job in the Engineering field in Shelbyville, Tenn. and his family
will soon be moving there.
From Seattle the greetings had the news that Gene Hartshorne is
getting better. We wish him a full recovery soon. The Dr. Quaintances
of LaGrande, Oregon said that their daughter Alice, ("Senorita"), is
now a freshman at the U. of Oregon in Eugene. Dove Prather and sister,
Ora Fisher of Portland, Oregon say that they are well. William (George)
Elliot of Portland wrote the sad news of his mother's (Mrs, Sam Elliot
(~1 itl,'s) passing on Sept. 22, 1965. She would have been 88 this
Jan. The services were held in "The Little Chapel of the Chimes," and
interment in Riverside Abbey. The Elliotts lived in Pedro Miguel for
many years. Frai ces Dingier and mother, Mrs. Peirce, still live in
Tucson, but the mother is a semi-invalid. We are sorry to hear about
ti, passing of Ted Destafano, R. 2, Box 51, Monterrey, La. on Dec. 8,
1965. The Distafanos lived in Pedro Miguel and he was with the Pac-
Locks. Etta Harrover wrote from Washington, D.C. that her sister,
Louise Mor'land was recovering from a recent surgery. Louis Kiser
oi Canton, Miss. wrote that he was enjoying the best of health and walks
5 miles every day. Natalie Bender Broderick wrote of her family's
activities and her son's near graduation from High School, her Language
Dept's activities and having a French girl come from Paris to study
English and at the end of the year, a romance concluded with a big
wedding and all its preparations at their home. She also told of her
daughter Kathy winning a prize for her efficiency in French, and of
the whole family and friends taking a 7 day cruise on a Steel Ore carrier
from Chicago to Superior and return. The Tom Benders of Rochester,
Minn., Natalie's parents, say all are well this year and son Tom Jr. was
home to spend Christmas with them. The Welton Johnsons of Amherst,
Wise. are bird enthusiasts and belong to the Audubon Society. Kate
Coffin from York is recovering from a recent sugery, and has moved
from her home to a nearby apartment. Edith Wicks of Polk, Pa. made
a tour to N. Y. City during Xmas week. She visited Bea Morgan in
Brooklyn who seemed well and happy. Bea said son Wm. was in Rose
Hill School in Chester, Pa., Fern in Westchester, N.Y. and Laura still
in Calif. The Leon Carringtons moved from Fort Worth back to San
Antonio. Their son Ronald and wife still live in Fort Worth. The Carl
Zeecks of Lamesa, Texas say that both are well and that Christine's
foot that was operated on in Oct. is OK now. They were planning to
spend Christmas with son Richard and family in Illinois and New Years
with daughter Joyce and family. Lillian Ross of Woburn, Mass. enjoys
being back in her 'old' homeplace again. Nelle Shea Mitchell is not
very well and is planning to sell her N. Carolina home and going to
Pa. to her family. The Odin Lorens still like their Sarasota home. Odin
visited Sweden this summer and later both visited in Wash., D.C. Mrs.
Leigh Abrams enjoyed a trip thru Tenn. and the Smokies last summer
Alice Barnes of St. Pete is about as usual, and her daughter Janet and
husband Frank Richardson write an account of being very successful
fishermen, entering tournament and winning trophies. Janet tells
about landing an 82 lb. tarpon.
Adios F. S. Dorn
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
The Happy Hectic Holidays from Thanksgiving through New Year
with Anniversaries and Birthdays added for good measure are over.
We trust "a good time was had by all." May 1966 prove a good year
for y'all. A double six is a good number in Dominoes and Lottery.
Christmas Time is a Time for Remembering friends of many years
and far-away places. It was a joy to hear from so many of you. We
lingered long over those with a letter or note to bring us up to date
news, even unto the third and 4th generation and we look longingly over
those cards with only a signature. The card that traveled farthest and
took longest was from Geneva, Switzerland where Edwin W. Booth,
son of the late Edwin W. and Naomi Booth is now stationed with an
Sometimes the telling and showing of pictures is as much fun and
exciting as the actual experience and much less hectic. That is what
we found when we went to President Newhard's home in Bentonville
and heard Helen Newhard with joyous assistance from Etta Faye Terrell.
Jessie Newhard and Mattie MacCauly show photos and paint word
pictures of their Christmas joys. The pictures were assembled for
S.O.G.G. Edith Eppley, still on the Zone, to carry in her capacious purse
--anything less could not hold them. The men folk, Carl and brother
Fred Newhard, Glynn Terrell and Newell Shaw with an appreciative
listener, Helen's father, Malcolm Little, were happily re-building the
Old and locating the new Canal as your reporter gathered the following
news; The festivities started December 17th with the arrival of oldest
son Bruce, wife Karen and 3 children, Martin 41., Kristine 3. and seven
months old Linda Rae, from Elko, .l.a and lasted until their depart-
ure, New Year's Day. Sam came from Hillsdale, Michigan where he is
a Senior in Hillsdale College and Carl Jr., with his bride, Helen Faye,
came from nearby Rogers. This is the first time all three sons had
been together for Christmas since 1953.
Lacking the traditional fireplace mantel, Santa found 11 stretchable
woolen stockings of various colors and sizes, hand knitted by Helen,
each one sporting the Season's usual designs of Rudolph, Tinseled Trees,
etc. pinned to the couch all in a row and left them filled to overflowing
with tricky gadgets to say nothing of the gaily wrapped packages under
the tree. This happy family shared Christmas Dinner with the Newhards
and their guests, Bill Price and Mattie MacCaulay.
In November, E. H. Davison, Margarita, C.Z. dropped in for a visit
bringing greetings from his aunts, Eva Jones and Maud Duncan, resi-
dents of Pittsburg, Kansas. Also, Daniel Ramsey, Forest Lake, Minn-
esota, son of Erwin Ramsey. retired heavy equipment operator stopped
by to chat. Early in December, Mrs. Lillian Ryan of the Zone visited
for a week then flew to So. Windsor, Conn. to spend the Holidays with
her son John and wife Ollie, also to visit friends in Mass. and N-r%
The Fred Newhards (Jessie) had former Zone resident, William Price
now of Washington, D.C. as guest for 3 weeks, later followed by Dick
Ebdon, their nephew, a student at the University of Arkansas. They
enjoyed a trip to Stillwell, Oklahoma where they visited with Brian
Albright's parents-in-law and met Orrin Clement, a student in Oklahoma
State University. The Newhards pushed their roots a little deeper into
Bentonville's community life by joining the Presbyterian Church.
The Engelke Clan, George and Edith, Bob and Connie, Herbert and
Alice, Paul and Jan with their families enjoyed Holiday Festivities
together. Marguerite Engelke Hammer and family of Tulsa, Okla.
visited with her parents, Herbert and Alice Engelke for New Year.
Imagine the joy of answering the door chime at midnight and finding
your son on the door-step. Dr. John Engelke of Arlington, Mass. made
a business trip to St. Louis, then surprised his parents, George and Edith
with a two day visit. Other visitors were George's niece and husband,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Held of Bethesda, Md.
Mattie MacCaulay spent Thanksgiving with her nephew. Maj. James
B. Coman, Jr. and family at Maxwell Air Force Base near Montgomery,
Ala. Mattie reports her grand niece, Julie Ann Coman and Larry Potter
were married in September. They are both students at the University
of Arkansas in Fayetteville and went to visit her parents in Alabama
for Christmas. Mattie stopped in Cabot, Arkansas to visit with the
The Glynn Terrells journeyed to New Orleans to be with daughter
Andrea for Thanksgiving, later going on to visit friends in Mississippi.
Christmas was celebrated on the 27th to coincide Andrea's vacation from
Ochner's Foundation Hospital where she is a nurse.
Andrew and Jean Bleakley had their daughter Marie B. McDaniel,
husband Calvin and three children of Kansas City, Kansas home for
Thanksgiving. Dec. 22nd, Andrew and Jean went to be with Marie and
family for Christmas and New Year. While there they saw Eileen
Bleakley Swisher, husband Jack and 5 children in Raytown, Missouri.
The Earnest Williams of Bentonville report that Haleen's brother
Everett L. Hess and wife of Harrisburg, Illinois were their guests for
the Holidays. Earnest is still hale and hearty, works in town and is
now Thrice Lustrous Master of the Council of N.W. Arkansas, part o0
the York Rite of Masonry. From Rogers comes word that the Lynn
Cooks, Maude, are attending the Little Theatre Plays at the University
of Arkansas. Son Lynn, Jr- of Jackson, Miss. was home for Christmas.
No news from "Rcd" and Alice Nail or the W. H. Kellers.
In Springdale we found Carrie Mathues in the midst of organized
confusion as the walls were being painted a lovely Moonstone Grey.
Carrie and Marione Campbell enjoyed the Holiday Season together.
Eloise Brown and daughter Shannon are enjoying their recently pur-
Here in Fayetteville the "Mike" Burtons (Minnie) had daughter Judy
Crooks Daily, husband "Chuck" and 4 year old Jr. for a Happy get to-
gether. Mike and Minnie are having a grand time in their new homi*.
entering into activities of the town. Mike is now a member of Fayette-
ville Chapter No. 463, N.A.R.C.E. We are also glad to welcome Joe
Conklin of Springdale into the Chapter. Appreciative members voted
to contribute 10%/ of one month's recent increase to the local Chapter
in order to send our quota of delegates to the N.A.R.C.E. Convention in
Jacksonville, Florida next June. Walter and Martha Reif left December
6th to visit daughter Betty Reif Clark and family in Sunnyvale, Calif.,
where Dr. Clark has established a prosperous practice. Three grand-
children are keeping grandparents Reif busy and happy. We expect
them home the middle of February and a big welcome is awaiting them
from their many friends of the Community Adult Center.
Mrs. Cora Makibbin, formerly of Fayetteville, is enjoying a visit
with her three sons, Capt. Tom, George and Henry Makibbin who still
live in "Latitude nearly Nine." Ruth Daniel left November 19th for
Colorado Springs to be with Sgt. and Mrs. Paul Hagerty and four
children for Thanksgiving. Paul is official photographer at the Air
Force Academy. Ruth called on Capt. and Mrs. James Strub. Capt.
Strub was stationed in Albrook Field and sang in the choir at St. Luke's
Episcopal Church where Albert and Ruth Daniel sang for many years.
Ruth visited overnite with Mrs. Marguerite Maphis in Boulder, Colorado
and saw her son, Sam Maphis and wife Coila (Goodin) and their children.
Rtth returned home December 1st then left on the 16th for Austin, Texas
where she spent the Holidays with Robert E. Daniel and family- On
January 16th, Sgt. and Mrs. Loehr from Lawrence, Kansas stopped by
on their way to attend the Reunion in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Newell Shaws again kept Christmas with Heinie and Theo Hallin
and young people, David and Elizabeth, a custom that after 15 years
has become a tradition. Elizabeth was honored by a certificate of
"Good Citizen" af Fayetteville from the Local Chapter of D.A.R. We
are also happy to report that Elizabeth was one of four F.H.S. girls to
be chosen to sing in the All State Chorus in a concert to be given in
Little Rock in February.
Until Christmas night, Viet Nam, to us, was the name of a far away
country where a War was being waged and we hoped it would soon be
over. Today, January 26th Viet Nam has become a very real place
where a loved one la stationed. Col. James A. Wier, until today, Exec-
utive Officer of Letterman Hospital in the Presidio of San Francisco
left to serve his country as Medical Officer for a year. A telephone call
to Mrs. Wier, Alice Ray, tonight made us realize that Sherman's remarks
about war is still true.
From Mt. Home comes the news that lola Wagner was dismissed
from the Hospital where she had been during the Holidays, on New
Year's Day with some good news of a clear bill of health and is now at
home recuperating fast and enjoying these cool days sitting by the fire-
side which Walter keeps glowing. Sarah Ann has returned to College
in Memphis. Bob McNew is keeping the home fires burning with his
youngestt son. Bob works at Bull Shoals Power Plant. Dr. and Mrs.
Saltzman, Betty Bohan, are off on a "Round The World" trip in the
interest of Rotary.
From Jonesboro, Grover and Billie Bohan inform us of meeting Homer
Winford, a recent retire from the Zone where he was an Army Engineer
Civilian Employee now living in Jonesboro. Billie is again Secretary
for Jonesboro Chapter of N.A.R.C.E. The Bohans are to be in Tampa,
Florida for the winter occupying the home af Mrs. Thomas J. Sherlock,
(Peggy), 805 Whatley Place. Peggy plans a trip to Santiago, Chile
to visit her son Francis and wife, stationed at the Embassy. Peggy will
stop to see friends in the Zone before returning to Tampa. Mr. Sherlock
was a W.O. in Quarry Heights for many years and a baseball umpire
with the Canal Zone League.
President Newhard urges y'all to put a red circle around the date of
Sunday, June 12th, 1966 and join us for our 16th Annual Picnic to be
held at Agri Park, Hwy 112, just beyond the University Farm, 12 o'clock
Noon for another happy get-together for members and friends of The
Panama Canal Society of Northwest Arkansas.
Blanche E. Shaw
NEWS FROM SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Shayne Stroop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stroop, Jr. of Merrit
Island, and granddaughter of Ruth and Clyde Stroop, who is enrolled
in her first year at Covenant College at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga,
Tenn. ranked fifth in a class of 121 taking placement examinations at
Capt. James E. Orvis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Orvis, serves
with the 317th Fighter Interceptor Squadron which won the Hughes
Trophy as the best interceptor squadron in the Air Force. The trophy
was presented to the unit for operational excellence and flying safety
in world-wide judging. Captain Orvis, his wife, Judy and their three
children, Kathi Rae, Jim Roger and Andy live at Elmendorf Air Force
Mrs. Elsie Cousintau, sister of Mrs. Matilda Neeley, returned to West
Covina, Calif. by jet after a four-month visit in Sarasota. She had
quite a reception as she was met at Los Angeles Airport by 25 relatives
which included her tree sons and their wives, her daughter and son-in-
law, and 17 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Green entertained 25 guests at their tradition-
al Christmas-tree-trim-buffet. Mike and Marion have given a tree-trim
party annually for the last 17 years. This is second one in their Sarasota
Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. William F. Grady, Lakeland;
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Staats of Margarita; Mr. and Mrs. William
Hughes of Diablo; Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Smith of La Boca and the
Smiths son-in-law and daughter, Mi. and Mrs. Ron Larsen of Ames, Iowa.
Mis. James F. Burgoon visited in Levittown, Pa. with her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Timm and their 3 year old daugh-
ter, Laura Jeanne.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hitchcock spent the Christmas holidays in
Hartford, Conn. with their son, William.
Mr. and Mrs. David Gatz enjoyed a visit by Miss Alva Schwamlein
of Washington, D.C Alva, Ruth Gatz and her sister, Maxine Hitchcock,
lived together in the Wilcox Apartments in Colon during 1929, 1930
and 1931. Alva was secretary to the Division Manager of Pan American
Airways at the time.
Tom Conley who recently retired from the Lock Division, visited
with Fran and Roger Orvis early in December and later returned to the
Canal Zone by ship.
The B. Donald Humphreys enjoyed a visit by Carlton and Mae Hallet
of Miami who was visiting their daughter, Judy (Mrs. Harry Renkert)
here in Sarasota.
Other visitors were Pete Scheidegg of New Jersey, his son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle C. Andress, Jr. (Lois Scheidegg) and their
five yaar old daughter, Charlotte, on vacation from the Canal Zone.
Bill and Myrtle Hughes on two months leave were house guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Orvis and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stroop. They
left to spend Thanksgiving with their son, Tom; his wife, Lorna; and
their two boys Tom Jr. and Jefferey in Houston, Texas, also went to
California to visit Bill's mother, spent the Christmas holidays at Mer-
rit Island, with son--in-law and daughter, Bruce and Sandra Claflin
and their three year old son, Scott. They returned to the Canal Zone
where Myrtle is Time and Leave Supervisor with the Marine Bureau
and Bill is Supervisor of the Canal Zone Bus Company.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. B. Hall returned to Sarasota in January, in time
to attend the reunion, from two months in the Canal Zone visiting with
their son and daughter-in-law, John and Anne Hall, and their two
children. Will Cosgrove 4% years and Jill Colleen who is 14 months;
of Margarita and with Madge's brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. John
Finlason and their five children in Curundu.
Madge and John drove to New Orleans early in November and visited
with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Finlason, for a
week until the arrival of their son and grandson on the S.S. Cristobal.
They accompanied them on the return trip to the Canal Zone.
This was Madge and John's first trip hack to the Canal Zone since
his retirement in May 1962 and they enjoyed visiting their many friends.
During their stay they also made a trip to the interior of Panama.
Gladys and Don Humphrey enjoyed a visit with C. V. (Pete) Schiedegg
recently retired and living in New Jersey; and Pete's son-in-law and
daughter, Kyle C. and Lois Andress of Balboa, and their daughter
Charlotte, 5 years. Gladys, Pete and Kyle worked at Gatun Locks
Other visitors weie Mae and Carlton Hallett of Miami, who were
visiting their daughter, Judy (Mrs. Harry Renkert) also a resident of
Sarasota. Before retirement, Carlton and Don, both sergeants in the
Fire Department vwoked together.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Orvis had as their house guest for a week, Tom
Conley, recently retired from the Locks Division. Tom returned to the
C. Z. for Christmas.
Bill and Ethel Staats of Margarita spent the Christmas holidays with
Mike and Marion Greene.
Eve and Wilbur Dockery and daughter, Evita, came to Florida for
the reunion visited in Sarasota with Madge and John Hall and with Mr.
and Mrs. Peter T. Corrigan, Jr.
Lottie and Harold Tinnin came from Grand Cane, La. to attend their
first reunion and were guests of Vera and Raymond Hills. Other
guests at the Hills were Ethel and Elmer Stetler of Kokomo, Ind.
Ruth and Clyde Stroop enjoyed a two week visit of their daughter,
Karen, and family, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wolfe and children, Vicki
8, Johnny 4, Ruth Anne 2. They drove from their home in Parkersburg,
West Va. in the Ohio Valley. Will is parts manager of Oldsmobile-
Cadillac Garage there.
Mrs. Archie Gibson, her daughters Anne and Isabel of St. Petersburg
and her sister, Mrs. Bessie Keneally who is visiting from Covina, Calif.
visited with Mrs. Matilda Neely and her daughter Mildred in January.
Mrs. Ruth Bozeman and her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Schroeder, who were
on leave from the Canal Zone also visited Mildred and her mother.
Jeanne and Buster Burgoon entertained for Jack and Joyce B. Clark
who were on leave from C.Z. The Clarks are planning on building a
home in Kensington Park.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Smith (Elsie Neely) spent six weeks in Sarasota
visiting Elsie's mother, Mrs. Mathilda ,;l\iy; and her sisters, Mildred
and Mrs. Michael F. Greene, (Marion Neely)- They returned to visit
their daughter and new son-in-law, Robbin and, Ron Larson, in Ames,
Iowa and brought them back to Sarasota for the Christmas holidays.
Gladys B. Humphrey
NEWS FROM SOUTHEAST FLORIDA
Hi everyone! Well, Christmas has come and gone, so now what -
cold weather in Miami, brrrrrr. Better days ahead I'm sure.
Folks going to the reunion from Miami include Gretchen Melanson,
R. D. (Babe) her husband not well enough to enjoy the fun; Ernie
Angermulier recently returned from a Xmas visit to Cristobal with his
son Ronnie, wife and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ike Metzger, Mr. and
Mrs. Espenshade and Bill Russon. If there were others I haven't heard
1 understand the Metzgers stopped in St. Pete on their way home
from Minnesota and a Xmas visit to son Bill and his wife who had
just adopted a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations!
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cross contemplating a trip to Panama in the
Helen McKeown visiting in Miami with the Charles Hardys for an
indefinite period and the Hardys are contemplating a move in the next
Your reporter for Dade County will no longer be in the area and
will not be able to write this column. Do we have volunteers?
Short this time, want to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosper-
ous New Year.
Hazel and Roy High have moved from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to
Margate, Florida, where they are building a home.
Sue and Charlie Magee have been visiting Marion Breheny at her
home in Fort Laudeidale.
Maria Hunsecker sailed from the Canal Zone on January 1st for
New York where she visited for a week. Maria is now busy settling
in her new Fort Lauderdale apartment.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Our January business-picnic meeting was held the 23rd at Lake Merritt
Sailboat Clubhouse in Oakland. It was a beautiful day and we had a
fine turn-out of about a 100 members and guests. We welcomed quite
a few guests from out of our own area and out of state. Guests were
Johnny Johnston, Corry, Pa.; Jenny Murry, Oakland; Merrilyn and
Gartner Thomas, Albany, Calif.; Lee and Millie Doyle, Daly City;
Martha and Walter Reif, Fayetteville, Ark.; Neta Murwin, Jacksonville,
Fla.; Maurice Fitzgerald, Stockton; and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Browder,
San Francisco; Miss Dorothy Rector, Montana. New members joining
us were Betty (Reif) Clark, Sunnyvale; Buzzy and Marlene Murwin,
San Jose; Mary (Cryan) Lade, San Leandro; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cherry,
Jr., San Jose; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whipple, San Jose.
New officers for the year 1966 are:
J. C. Russell, President
Chris Wirtz, Vice-President
Karen Wanke, Sec'y-Treas.
Mary (Cryan) Lade, Maurice Fitzgerald and Pat (Kent) Wanke had
a private Balboa High reunion, having graduated together. Fitz had
just returned from overseas duty aboard the carrier Coral Sea in the Viet
Nam area. He will probably be in this area for awhile and may retire
this summer some time. His family resides in Stockton, Calif.
Passing through San Francisco about Xmas was Angus Matheney on
his way to visit Viet Nam for a 6 month assignment. Angus contacted
the Wanke's and Ruth (Brown) Robertson. Ruth and daughter-in-law,
Karen met him for lunch at the Holiday Inn and then drove him to
Travis Air Base to catch his plane. He is going to Viet Nam as a civilian
consultant for the military services.
Mary and Fred Hatchett have now settled on the west coast. They
have a mobile home in Aptos, Calif., where Jack and Pat (Hatchett)
Carr are now living. New address for both is 3951 Freedom Blvd-,
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown and daughter Donna moved to Puerto
Rico in January from Brownsville, Texas. The Public Health Dept.
transferred Wayne to Ponce, Puerto Rico- The family spent Christmas
in Brunswick, Georgia, with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Taylor, Mrs. Brown's
Bill and Ruth Brown spent a few days just about Christmas withson
Bill and his family in Springville, Calif. Visitors recently at the Brown's
for an afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Don Zeese of Southern Calif. Mr.
Zeese was formerly with the Panama Health Office and is now with
the Alcoholic Beverage Control in Arlington, Calif. They were in
northern Calif. to visit their daughter who resides in Los Gatos, Calif.
Karen Wanke with a girlfriend, Susan Sonsini, enjoyed a three-week
vacation on the east coast and Carribean Islands in late October and
November. Their flight route required a change of planes in Atlanta
so the girls arranged an overnite stay there to visit with Karen's grand-
parents, Earle and Minnie Kent. who had driven up from Orlando to
meet them. From there the) v ent to New York where they spent a week.
then three days in Washington where Karen contacted Dolores (Pie-
mento) Dodd. They then had three days in Puerto Rico and on to
Jamaica for a week's stay. Both girls reported a most wonderful vaca-
tion and wished thtv had more time. Karen is now busily planning a
trip to the Zone, with her brother Kent, in the late summer to visit
their uncle and aunt, Lloyd and Joanne Kent.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reif were Christmas visitors with Dr. and Mrs.
Wesley Clark (Betty Reif) and family. Unfortunately Mr. Reif had to
be hospitalized on Christmas Day. Because his illness delayed their
return to Arkansas the Reif's were able to attend our January meeting.
We can report he is fine and all enjoyed being able to visit with them.
Jerry Prager was hospitalized for a short while in December but is
fine now and attended the picnic with Florine. Mr. Harvey McCon-
aughey was reported in the hospital at picnic time and we are hoping
he has a speedy recovery.
Lil and Jack Evans are on tne east coast having gone to Alabama to
visit Muriel and Ed Neal and family for Christmas. Muriel drove to
St. Petersburg in January for the Florida reunion. Erma Forbes has
also gone to Florida for a few months visit.
Harold and Ruth Duncan enjoyed a month's vacation in the East
in September and October. They visited with Nina and Dick Ellis in
Marshalltown, Iowa and the Howard Stewart's in Indianapolis. They
returned to the west coast via the southern route, stopping in Sun City,
Calif. for few days visit with Lil and Jack Evans.
Paul and Betty (Nolan) Conrad spent three weeks visiting in Phoenix
and Tucson, Arizona, and then headed as far south as Guaymas, Mexico.
On their return to San Francisco they stayed a few nights with Betty's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nolan in Monrovia. Betty and Pat Wanke
joined forces for a joint birthday dinner at the Wanke's house on
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mack (Marian Brown) announce the birth of
their first child, a daughter, Barbara Marie, on November 16, 1965, at
Los Gatos, Calif. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William
Brown of Saratoga, Calif.; Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Trudy Maik,
MOSTLY THIS'N THAT
Did you know C.Z. postal employees handled a record total of 712,000
lbs. of mail in December .. 18,000 Panamanian children received
Xmas packages from the U.S. Army .-.. only 2 malaria cases were
reported in 1965 axles and wheels made of black Guayacan aban-
doned on the Isthmus by the Spaniards 200 years earlier were in almost
perfect state of preservation in the early days of the P.C. the
Cathedral of Old Panama has beams of Guayacan, which are perfectly
sound although exposed to the weather more than 250 years there
is a new emergency helicopter landing pad near Santo Tomas Hospital.
- ---. houses 863 and 865 Edwards Place built in 1917 were demolished
by C.Z. firemen for the first time in 13 months spillway operations
at Gatun and Madden dams might become necessary changes of
address will no longer appear in the RECORD.
Thanks to all who sent in clippings and pictures to the reporters
for getting their copy in on time, and to the many people who wrote
items of interest for the RECORD. Keep the news coming The
deadline for the JUNE Record is MAY 1st.
Betty Lockridge, Record Editor.
2600 Pinellas Point Drive South,
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712
NOTICE TO ALL OLD TIMERS WHO DRAW THE OLD TIMERS GIFT
Be sure you have 3 letters on file for your wife stating time on the Zone,
when you arrived and left, properly signed and notarized for use after
the death of the husband. These letters should be written by people who
knew both parties in the early days. If this is done the wife will have
no difficulty in receiving the old timers gift. It is rather hard these days
with everyone getting along in years and so many deceased. All old
timers check this now.
NEW MEMBERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES
With the following corrections, deletions and additions you will now be
up to date with my Year Book.
(*) signifies a new member
3 Vice President William L. Howard Phone 345-3765
7326 Lynwood Avenue North ---------__ St Petersburg, 33710
Record Editor Bessie Lee Lockridge Phone 867-2315, Zip 33712
4 Distress Committee
St. Petersburg Mr. and Mrs. William L. Howard
11 Baverstock, Mrs. Ellen N. ------------------------ Hope Town
12 Baldwin, Mrs. Mary A., Box 1024 -------------______ Balboa
Delete-T. A. Brenan
Carlin, Mrs. William, Box 707 ------ -------------__ Balboa
13 Chase, Mr. Hal F., Box 107 --------------------- Balboa
Dodson, Mr. Dean L., Box 841 -- --- _____ Balboa,
Elich. Mr. and Mrs. Nick M.. Box 389 ---------- ------ Balboa
14 Delete-Mrs. Thomas I. Grimison
Hatchett, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Jr.. Box 305 ----- Balboa
15 Johannes, Miss Jennie G., Box 1879 ------------------ Balboa
Delete-Mrs. Elizabeth A. Jorgenson ,
Laatz, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G., Box ? ---------- ----- Balboa
Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, Box 61 ------------ ---- Margarita
Lessiack, Mr. and Mrs. Robert, Box 153 -------- Balboa Heights
Levin, Dr. B. K., Box 5092 --------------------- Cristobal
16 Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J., Box 69 -----------_ __ Balboa
May, Miss Frances D., Box 364 --- -_____ Margarita
May, Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Jr., Box 1032 ______ Cristobal
Montanye, Mrs. Dorothy W., Box 1107 __-----__-----__ Balboa
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Paul W., Box 2334 --- Balboa
Oltenburg, Mr. and Mrs. F. M., Box 62 __-- ____ Balboa
17 Delete-Mr. Walter H. Sims
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John C., Box 519 --- ---------- Balboa
Starke, Mr. and Mrs. Carl H., Box 12 ---_-______ Margarita
Delete-Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Stern
19 Cason. Mr. and Mrs. C. B., Route 1. Box 6-A
Troup, Capt. and Mrs. Arthur J., P.O. Box 50103 _--- Tucson 85703
20 Parker. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O. ------------------- 71901
Pratt. Miss Lillian L., 125 Manor Place. Apt. 6 ---_- Hot Springs
Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Walter. 403 South Justis Street
Winford, Mr. and Mrs. Homer L.. Box 1184 -___ Joneshoro 72401
21 Black, Mr. and Mrs. William,
1229 Pacific Avenue, Apt. 3 ------------ Santa Rosa 95404
Byrne, Mrs. Elvira L.,
8 Locksley Avenue, Apt. 8-F ------------ San Francisco 94122
Cheeseman, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. ------------------- Brea 92621
22 Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. ------- --------- aratoga
Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome F-. ---------- -------- 92381
Forbes, Mrs. Raymond E. _---__________________________ 92343
Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W.,
429 Wilson Avenue --
23 Kenway not Kenwey
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lew
28128 Northwood Drive ------
Myers, Mr. J. L. % Paul Gordon
404 Arrow Highway --------
24 Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Bronson B.,
Raymond. Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
1081 Wass Street --
Simonsen. Mr. and Mrs. Christian
25 Tannehill, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
100 South Oak Avenue, Apt. 4
Wimmer. Mrs. J. C.
19275 Knapp Street
Wright, Dr. and Mrs. George R.
------- Richmond 94805
Sun City 92381
--- Pasadena 91107
S Longmont 80501
26 Arndt, Mr. and Mrs. Rolf C. (Joan Powell)
39 Eaton Drive ---------a------- Wallinford
Delete-Mrs. John D. Phillips
Schandler, Mrs. Louise R. ----------- --06320
Delete-Terry. Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Jr.
Delete-Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson R.
27 Abrams, Mrs. Leigh M.
1411 Second Street -------
Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Aud W. (Emily Murphy)
5113 58th Way North -------------- St.
28 Bannister, Mrs. Regina Thomason
109 Second Avenue --------_ Pass-a-Grille 33706
Bartlett, Mrs. W. J.
3961 60th Way North -------------_ St. Petersburg 33709
Baumbach, Mr. and Mrs. F. S.
2287 Claiborne Drive ------------------- Clearwater 33516
Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Eulie M.
4611 Blount Avenue __------- Jacksonville 32210
Benton. Mrs. Henry L. % Miss Mary L. Stakelum
P.O. Box 265 ---------------------------- St. Petersburg 33731
29 Casselberry, Mr. Ted
9621 Park Lake Drive -------------------- Pinellas Park 33565
30 Culp, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver C. --------------------------- 33905
31 Dunaway, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. --------------------------- 32303
Eckhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Emslie, Mrs. Annie (Nan)
1728% 20th Avenue North, Apt. D -------- St. Petersburg 33713
32 Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. Luther
830 Karen Drive ------------------- Indian River City 32938
Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson R.
700 Alda Way, N.E. ---------------------- St. Petersburg 33704
Delete-Gilmore, Mrs. Lorraine Terry
33 Delete-Haag, Mr. H. A.
Grimison, Mrs. Thomas I.
New Smyrna Beach Retirement Hotel -- New Smyrna Beach 32069
34 High, Mr. and Mrs. Roy T., P.O. Box 4063 -------- Margate 33063
35 Hutchings, Mr. and Mrs. B. V.
Jorgensen, Mrs. Elizabeth A.
4127 Alberca Way South ------------- St. Petersburg 33704
Keepers, Mrs. William
4250 1st Avenue South ---------------- St. Petersburg 33711
36 Laird, Mr. Duncan
1045 25th Avenue North -------- St. Petersburg 33704
36 Leonard, Mrs. Louise A.
7570 46th Avenue North. Lot 225
Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A.
119 Birch Street ---------------------------- Altamonte Springs
Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Coral Ridge Towers, Apt. 705
37 McMillan, Mrs. Nena
7200 34th Street South, Apt. 3-F
McNall, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R.
340 78th Avenue ------------------------ St. Petersburg 33711
Means, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L.
Route 1, Box 306 -------------------------- Punta Gorda 33950
Meier, Mr. Irwin K., Box 3162 ---------------------- Nalcrest
38 Michaux, Mrs. Ethel
Tamiami Hotel, 240 1st Avenue North
Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Alva E.
250 47th Street North -------------------- St. Petersburg 33713
Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Levi E.
39 Palis, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony A.
3316 31st Avenue North ---------------- St. Petersburg 33713
40 Delete-Picklesimer, Mrs. Tom (Anne Giavelli)
Phelan, Mr. and Mrs. Ed, P.O. Box 597 ------ Port Orange 32019
Priest, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E.
41 Sausel, Mr. and Mrs. George A., P.O. Box 2632 ..-- Lakeland 33803
Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Herb
8422 Boxwood Drive --------------------------- Tampa 33615
Schneider, Mrs. John H.
85 New Jersey Drive -------------------------------- Dunedin
Seidman, Mr. Reuben
722 Gulf blvd. (Indian Rocks) ------------ St. Petersburg 33706
Shuey, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond O.
Route 2, Box 511 -------------------------------- Palatka 32077
42 Stern, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E.
5829 Tangerine Avenue South ------------ St. Petersburg 33707
43 Treakle, Capt. J. C.
1650 7th Avenue North, Lot D-16 _----- St. Petersburg 33713
44 Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. -------------- Tallahassee 32304
White, Mr. and Mrs. Selby R.
1411 Hillcrest Drive --- -----------------_ Shalimar 33579
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Roger T.
3930 Crystal Lake Drive --- -------------- Pompano Beach
Delete-Williams, Mrs. Thomas J.
45 Wolford, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
10 S.E. 9th Avenue --- --_- -- Fort Lauderdale 33301
Wright, Mrs. Theresa Goulet
681-B South Orlando Avenue ---- ----- Cocoa Beach 32931
Yerkes, Mr. and Mrs. David A.
Coral Ridge Towers North, Apt. 415
3200 N.E. 36th Street ------- -- Fort Lauderdale 33308
45 Dockery, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J.
Kincaid, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I.
2091-B Briarcliff Road. N.E.
Mable, Mr. and Mrs. James A.
316 First Avenue, N.E.
Trower. Mr. Joe
112 Sheryl Place, N.W., Apt. 8
- Atlanta 30329
-- Atlanta 30309
46 Delete-Kendall, Mrs. Flora C.
47 Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley (Eloise Monroe)
829 East Ellsworth ------------------- ----- Salina 64701
Simms, SFC and Mrs. Charles A.
Delete-Cusick. Mr. and Mrs. John
Joubert, Mrs. Herbert J. Jr.
10215 Oliphant Road -------
Knox, Mr. and Mrs. John A.
McEacharn, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley D.
408 South Cincinnati ----------
Mansberg. Mr. and Mrs. Simon
114 South Normandy Drive ____----- -
Wynne. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J.
4852 Coronado Drive ----
---- Delhi 71232
New Orleans 70127
48 Milkey, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest N. (Phyllis Schjeveland)
32 Morton Street ------------------------------ Winthrop 04364
Delete-Schjeveland, Mrs. Christy
Specht, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford O.
27 Hillis Street -------------------------------- Portland 04103
49 Rigby, Capt. and Mrs. Lee A.
4201 Crosswick Turn ------------------------------ Bowie 20715
Sartor, Col. Ralph H., Box 520 ---------------- St. Michaels 21663
Ronan, Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. 02726
Brigham, Miss Mary
Route 9, Box 145 ------------------------- Battle Creek 49017
50 Clapp, Mr. Warner H.
20 East Exchange Street
Central Towers, Apt. B-1106 ------------------ St. Paul 55101
Delete-High, Mr. and Mrs. Roy T.
Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. Dorman S. Sr., Box 187
51 Cusick, Mr. and Mrs. John
35 Green Hill Road ---------------------- Springfield 07081
52 Nagle, Miss Mary E.
New Street, P.O. Box 1858 ---------------- Paterson 07509
Meketa, Mrs. Charles
2829 Georgia, N.E. ----------------------- Albuquerque 87110
Bannister, Mrs. Regina Thomason
5911 Stonehill Road -------------------- Lakville 14480
53 Delete-Boyle, Mrs. Garrett J.
Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A.
901 Connetquot Avenue -------------------- Islip Terrace 11752
Gregg, Miss R. Stella
5240 39th Drive --------------------- ------- Woodide 11377
McKeown, Mrs. Helen D.
% 291 Marietta Avenue ------------------- Hawthorne 10532
54 Salisbury, Chaplain and Mrs. S. W --------------------___ 14482
Zirkman, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
4085 Ely Avenue ------------------------------ New York 10466
Behlen, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest, Box 8365 -------.- Asheville 28804
Bethea, Mr. Adger W. 28802
Chapman, Dr. and Mrs. Robert A.
% Cannon Memorial Hospital --------------- Banner Elk 28604
Delete-Dodson, Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
55 Hawthorne, Mrs. Nannie H.
447 Ragsdale, E. C. C. ---------------------------- Greenville
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. L W.
1910 Haywood Road, Apt. S -------------- Hendersonville 28739
Pence, Mr. and Mrs. Willis N.
6015 Albemarle Road -------------------------- Charlotte 28212
Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
1406 East Wright Road -------------------- Greenville 27834
Estes, Mrs. Frank D.
189 Chapel ------------------------------- Amelia 45102
Leazenbee, Mr. and Mrs. Louis D.
615 Grant Street ------------------------------- Fairborn 45324
Sheldon, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Route 1, Cherokee Landing ------------------ Lakeview 43331
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden B. -------------- ---- 97525
Boyle, Mrs. Anna L.
1828 Pine Street --------------------- Philadelphia 19103
57 Coffin, Mrs. J. W.
518 North Pershing Avenue ----------------- York 17404
Dorgan, Mrs. Mary F.
914 South Avenue. Apt. B-32 --- ------------- Secane 19019
Green, Mr. and Mrs. Harold B.
233 Cherry Street -------------------- --------- Sharon Hill
Johnston, Mr. William T., Box 343 --------------- Corry 16407
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. John F.
544 Lucia Road ------------------------------ Pittsburgh 15221
58 Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.
616 Acorn Drive ---------------------------- Warminster 18974
Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W., Apt. 12
Garlington, Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
1229 Calhoun Street ------------------------- Newberry 29108
Smith, Mrs. Alberta Mead, Box 1038 --------- Myrtle Beach 29577
Westendorff, Mrs. H. A. 29477
69 Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. 0.
974 Pickard Avenue -------------------------- Cookeville 38501
Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. -------------------------- 37914
Boyd, Lt. Col. and Mrs. T. L.
1004-B Morningside Drive
Daniels, Mrs. Lista
5635 Boaz Street, Apt. 102 ---------------------. Dallas 75209
Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. Lisle
1019 Pat Neff Avenue -----------------------Harlingen 78550
60 Hutton, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. (Peggy Shirley)
3011 Tucker Drive ---------------------- San Antonio 78222
Monniche, Mrs. Tollef B. ------------------------ Austin 78703
O'Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A.
3805 Triumph Street ----------------------- Fort Worth 76119
Schnake, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W.
1518 Pinecrest Drive ------------------------- Dickinson 77539
Souder, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L.
4502 Lido Lane ------------------------------ Houston 77018
Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Ray W.
81 Braun, Lt. Col. and Mrs. G. J. Jr.
2200 South Culpeper Street ---------------- Arlington 22206
Etchberger, Mr. and Mrs. T. N., P.O. Box 86 ------- Norge 23127
62 Neumann. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
411 "N" Street, S.W. .-----------.-.------------.Quincy 98848
Rudge, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H.
Route 2. Box 261-C ----- ------------------ Sequim 98382
Delete-Yerkes, Mr. and Mrs. David A.
Capt. and Mrs. W. E. Jones, Dallas Tex.
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Michael, (Vivian Stutzman) St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. W. D. Rogers, Georgetown, Ky., Mr. Chas. Thomas, Warminister, Pa.
Miss Rosalie Demers, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Madison, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Jeff Rogers, brother of Donni-senior at Marion Military Inst., Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Fuller, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Sheldon, Lima, Ohio.
Mrs. Storer Everett, St. Petersburg, Fla.,
Sierra Madre, Calif.
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin,
Donald A. Soper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Soper, Tavares, Fla.
in Viet Nam now.
i 1 1 li i
Donni Rogers, TWA hostess flying out of Kansas City, daughter
of Col. and Mrs. D. K. Rogers (Edythe Weisiger) Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
U. S. Pet.1
St. Peteurburg, la.
Permit No. 603
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