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


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

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University of Florida
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No. 4



Jean and Chet Hill,
Helen and Jiggs Went-
worth, Agnes and Bill
Hearon Mabel and
Chubby Orton taken
at the Wentworth's
home "Roll and' Go,"
Searsport, Maine.

El. Bejuco did it again! The 24-foot Darien-built cayuco won for the fourth
consecutive time the annual ocean-to-ocean Cayuco Race held on the Canal
April 7, 8 and 9. She, manned by Sea Scout explorers Robert Donley, Wayne
Albritton, Marshall Harris and Robert Hughes, and sponsored by Post 21 of the
Balboa Union Church made the crossing in 6 hours, 36 minutes and 40 seconds.
At the awards ceremony cf the American Legion Cayuco Race Trophy, from left,
George Vieto, past vice-chairman, National Foreign Relations Council, American
Legion; Richard Williams, Chairman of the post committee; Henry Williams,
post advisor; Sharon Mann 1967 Cayuco Race Queen; Donley, Albritton, Harris
and Hughes.


Members of the Balboa High School class of 1936. From left to right front row,
Betty Lewis Hackett, Mary Hyde Foster, Pearl Tuttle Brown, Marjorie Weigold
Gardiner, Jean Coleman Dombrowsky, Peggy Horton Sheridan, Lois Sasso Maduro
and Virginia Preston Wood. Second row, left to right, William Violette, Raymond
Lloyd, Gene Clinchard, Margaret Kuhn Morales, Mildred True Hearne, Dennis
Gilbert, Edgar Lindo, Robert Ridge, Albert Wempe and Pete Hale.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shrapnel,
Leisure World, Seal Beach,

Mrs. Van Brocklin and daughter Anna Ruth Werkheiser, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Mrs. Martin Nickels, St. Petersburg, Fla., Les Rhinehart, Margarita, C. Z.,
Mrs. Ruth Burmiester, Columbus, Ga.

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(A Non-Profit Organization)

To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships


Cecil M. Banan J. F. Warner
President Founder

William L. Howard
Vice-President Executive Committee

Lucllle S. Judd Cecil M. Banan
Secretary-Treas. s Chairman

Margaret Ward William L. Howard
Recording Sec'y
Lucille S. Judd
Betty Lockridge
Record Editor Margaret Ward

Boss Cunningham Betty Lockridge
Chaplain Andy Fraser

G. C. Lockridge Dewey Goodwin
Legislative Rep.
Ernest M. Kieswetter
Albert McKeown
Sergeant-at-Arms Albert McKeown

The CANAL RECORD is published by the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., for
the good and welfare of its members.

The CANAL RECORD Is published five times each year, once in March, June and
September and twice in December.

MEMBERSHIP FEES-FOR MEMBERS-$4.00 ANNUALLY, which includes $2.00 for
subscription to the CANAL RECORD. (To receive the CANAL RECORD, all persons MUST
BE, MEMBERS and pay ANNUAL DUES of $4.00). Entered as 2nd Class matter at the
POST OFFICE at Saint Petersburg, Florida Second Class Postage paid at Saint
Petersburg, Florida Post Office.

St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
325 First Avenue South

HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society,
3535 19th Street, North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

POSTMASTER: Change of address should be sent on FORM 3579 to Box 11566, St.
Petersburg, Florida 33733.

A large cargo ship is passing by the bridge which crosses over the Chagres
River at the mid point of the Panama Canal. Ahead lies a portion of the 8-mile
long Gaillard cut which was excavated in order to connect Gatun Lake with the
Pacific Locks and Ocean.

Starting with the February Society Meetng in Gulfport the hour has been
changed to 1:30 P.M. Remember February 2, 1968 at 1:30 P.M.


The names of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Rassmusson, Denver, Colo. and Mr. George
Winquist, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. were inadvertently omitted from the picture on
Page 90 of the September Record.


The Canal Zone Past Matrons are advancing their meeting to THURSDAY,
January 1lth, the day after the reunion luncheon, to accommodate visiting Past
Matrons. The time and place will be announced at the Reunion business meeting,
Tuesday, January 9, 1968.


Do not look for any legislative action on any of our retirement bills that are
before the Congress until such time that they take care of the several bills
concerning the active employees. You are urged to write to your Representatives
and Senators on the following bills: H.R. 12080 To increase retirement income
credit and to restore the unlimited medical deductions for persons over 65 years
of age. S. 844 and H.R. 3378 Known as the Omnibus Bill, covering and bringing up
to date the past retirement laws so the current retiree will have the same benefits
as employees now retiring.
G. C. Lockridge
Legislative Representative


Mr. Ferdinand G. Berwanger Locks Devision 24 years.
Mr. R. Glenn Crowe Electrical Division 8 years.
Mr. Burton J. Hackett, Jr. Community Services Division 36 years.
Mrs. Anne T. Walther Clinical Nurse 9 years.
Mr. Fred A. Dube Gorgas Hospital 31 years.
Mr. Cliff Sanders Railroad Division 34 years.



Captain and Mrs. Richard C. Sergeant have announced the marriage of their
daughter, Kaye Louise Sergeant to Norman Lee Nifong on August 26, at the
Home Moravian Church, Old Salem, North Carolina.
Mrs. Nifong is a graduate of Balboa High School was graduated from Wake
Forest College in June 1967 and now works for the Defense Contract Audit Agency,
Western Electric Residency. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Clifford Nifong of Winston-Salem. He is a graduate of Wake Forest College, June
1965, and is a third-year law student at Wake Forest University. He is a member
of the Phi Alpha Delta Professional law fraternity.
Mrs. Carol Hoover, of Antioch, California, the bride's sister, was matron of
A reception at the Robert E. Lee Hotel followed the ceremony. Out-of-town
guests were: Mr. Edward Buxton of New York City, Capt. and Mrs. Wm. Hearon
of Staten Island, N. Y., Mr. Chris. Hearon of Richmond, Va., Dr. Elizabeth M.
Downie and brother, Robert Downie of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. H. V.
Murray, Jr. of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stapf of Ashe-
ville, N. C., Mr. James Johnson of Port Arthur, Texas, Miss Bee Earp of Chapel
Hill, N. C., Mss Mildred Lawson, cousin of the bride, of San Francisco, Cal., Mrs.
Howard W. Hoover, sister of the bride, Antioch ,California and Mrs. Forrest
Cheeseman, Brea, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Barton C. Woodruff announce the marriage of their daughter
Shirley Woodruff Parker to Lieut. Colonel Thomas M. B. Hicks III, United States
Army, Retired, on Saturday, September 2, 1967, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
Toledo, Ohio. At Home, 7053 North Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60626.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stone of Camp Hill, Pa. announce the engagement of their
daughter Susan to Lt. Keith M. McLeod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McLeod,
Paulan, Ga. Miss Stone is presently employed in a bank. Lt. McLeod is serving
a tour of duty in Viet Nam.

Miss Marlys Elaine Brown became the bride of Mr. Roy Gardner Hohmann
at a ceremony on August 25, 1967 at the Milaca Christian and Missionary Alliance
Church in Milaca, Minnesota. Marlys is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrel E.
Brown of Foreston, Minnesota. Roy is the son of Mrs. Kathryn G. Hohmann of
St. Petersburg, Fla. and the late Mr. Frank W. Hohmann.
Out of town guests included the bridegroom's mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A.
Engel (Lois Hohmann) and two daughters, Diane and Laura, of Woodside, New
York. Diane and Laura were attendants in the wedding party. After a trip to
Northern Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Hohmann are at home in Woodside, N. Y.
Mrs. Hohmann is a secretary at The Christian and Missionary Allaince Interna-
tional Headquarters, New York City. Mr. Hohmann is a mathematics teacher
and counselor at the Bryant High School, Long Island City, N. Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott McKay, Gamboa, C.Z. announce the marriage of their
daughter, Kersten Ann and Dr. Louis P. Valli, San Jose, Calif. Sept. 2, 1967.
They are making their home in Frankfort, Germany for the next three years
where Dr. Valli is assigned as Captain of the Army Medical Corps.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Claby of Augusta, Georgia announce the marriage of
their daughter, Sheila Elaine Blake to Mr. Richard Mchael Reynolds, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Reynolds, Sr., of Diablo Heights, Canal Zone.
The bridegroom is employed by Homestead Draperies Division of United
Merchants and Mfg. and Mrs. Reynolds is with Granitville Co.
The young couple will reside in Atlanta.

The engagement of Miss Nancy Andrea Grimes and James Alvin Mroch, son
of Reverend and Mrs. Paul G. Mroch of Evansville, Indiana, is announced by
Miss Grimes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Grimes of La Boca, Canal Zone.
Miss Grimes was graduated from Balboa High School and Birmingham
Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, attended the University of Alabama, Birming-
ham campus, and is presently employed by Welborn Memorial Baptist Hospital
Evansville, Indiana.
Mr. Mroch is completing requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration at the University of Evansville.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Givonetti of Diablo have announced the engagement of
their daughter Theresa to A/A Ronald Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carroll
of Balboa.
Both Miss Givonetti and her fiance are graduates of Balboa High School and
the bride-elect is presently attending Canal Zone College. A/A Carroll has recently
completed his Basic Training with the Navy at San Diego, California and will be
stationed with the Navy at Corpus Cristi, Texas.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Sarah Ann Wagner,
daughter of Walter Wagner of Mountain Home, Ark. and the late Mrs. Wagner,
and Clyde Peyton Gates, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gates of West Helena.
The bride-elect is a student at the University of Arkansas School of Nursing,
Little Rock. She is a 1962 graduate of Balboa High School, Canal Zone.
Gates is a graduate of Central High School, West Helena, and is employed at
the Big River Division of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company.

Miss Estelle Harriet Davison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estelle H. Davison of
Margarita, C.Z. and Eddie Lee Crews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Crews of
Mexico, Missouri were married on June 3 in the Lindenwood College Chapel at
St. Charles, Missouri.

Dr. C. Eugene Conover was the officiating clergyman.
The reception was held in Fellowship Hall on the college campus.
The newlyweds toured the southern states on their honeymoon. They are
at home to their friends at 3941 Starview Drive, San Jose, California. Mr. Crews
is an employee of Control Data Corporation, having received a degree as an
electrical engineer from the University of Missouri in 1965.

The marriage vows of Edna Raquel Glass daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl D.
Glass of Gamboa, C.Z., solemnized by the Rev. Byron E. Reihart, Pastor of the
Gamboa Union Church, in a ceremony performed in the Balboa Union Church,
Balboa, C.Z., on August 20.
The reception was held in the Union Church Social Hall.
After a short honeymoon on Taboga Island the newlyweds returned to Gamboa
to spend several days with the bride's parents before returning to the U.S.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and the Baroness Erlanger
School of Nursing in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The bridegroom was a student of Balboa High School and a graduate of
Marion High School in Jasper, Tennessee. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H.
Nunley, former teachers of the Canal Zone, who are now residents at Route 5, N.
Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Miss Barbara Marie Bongiorni and Joseph Dillon Browne, Jr., were united
in marriage August 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Riviera
Beach, Florida. The Rev. James Browne of Covington, Kentucky, uncle of the
bridegroom, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Bongiorni of Lake
Park, Florida, former residents of Howard Air Force Base, Canal Zone. Mr.
Browne is the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Dillon Browne of Ashland, Kentucky.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Bon Soir Restaurant,
West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mrs. Browne is a graduate of Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida,
and is on the faculty of Washington Elementary School, Riviera Beach, Florida.
Mr. Browne is a graduate of Duke University and is on the faculty of Palm
Beach High School.
After a wedding trip to Miami Beach, the couple will be at home at 909 Lake
Shore Drive, Lake Park, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. John T. O'Donnell of Margarita have announced the marriage
of their daughter Kathleen Margaret to Larry William Helman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Helman of Easton, Penna. The wedding took place on July 15 at
the Church of Our Lady of Good Council, Bangor. The Rev. Robert S. Grogan
A reception followed the church ceremony.
The bride was graduated from Cristobal High School and her husband from
Easton Area High School. Both are employed by the Mack Printing Co., Easton,

Miss Patricia Marie Janssen and Lt. Eugene Rex Beck, Jr., exchanged
wedding vows before the altar of Sacred Heart Chapel in Ancon July 22. The
Rev. Francis Lynch officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arwin
John Janssen, Sr. of Ancon and the bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Rex Beck, Sr. of Balboa.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception for 250 guests was held at
the Quarry Heights Officers Club.
The young couple is at home at England Air Force Base, Alexandria, Louisi-
ana following a short wedding trip to Miami and New Orleans.

Mrs. Randall H. Rockwood and Col. George D. Poole announce their marriage
August 24, 1967 at the Little Church Around the Corner, in New York City. They
are at home at 1114 State Street, Schnectady, New York 12304.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Wanke of San Jose, Calif., announce the engagement
of their daughter, Karen Patricia, to Dennis Jay Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Johnson, San Jose. Calif.
Karen was born in Panama and attended school in Balboa until 1955 when
her family moved to Port Hueneme, Calif. She was graduated from Oxnard High
School and attended Foothill Jr. College in Los Altos prior to her employment by
the National Aeronautics and Space Admin. at Ames Research Center, Moffet
Field, Calif.
Dennis is a graduate of James Lick High School, San Jose, and attended
San Jose City College pror to his employment by FMC in San Jose.
A wedding date of January 6th has been chosen, it being the 26th anniversary
of Karen's parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Taylor of Walnut Greek, California, announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Terry Anne, to Theodore A. Albritton, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Albritton of Panama, Republic of Panama, May 1, 1967 in Key
West, Florida.
Mrs. Albritton, Jr., was graduated from Berkeley University, Berkeley, Cali-
fornia in April, majoring in Spanish and Political Science and is presently
teaching school in Key West.
Mr. Albritton, Jr., was graduated from Balboa High School in 1962. He is a
graduate of the Navy Electronic Technician school, Data Processing & Computer
School and is presently stationed at Key West Naval Station. Mr. and Mrs. Al.
britton, Jr., will be at home to their friends at 901 Eisenhower Drive, Apt. 3,
Key West, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Weigle, Jr., of Margarita announce the engagement
of their daughter, Sandra Ellen, to Lt. John C. Wainio, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert A. Wainio, also of Margarita.

Miss Weigle is a -graduate of Cristobal High School and is at present a
senior at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Lt. Wainio was graduated from Balboa High School and the University of
North Carolina. He is presently serving with the United States Marine Corps in
Viet Nam.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman A. Hammond of Margarita, Canal Zone announce the
engagement of their daughter, Karen Rose to Donald Lee McCullough, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Lee McCullough of Margarita, Canal Zone.
Miss Hammond a graduate of Cristobal High School, class of 1966, is presently
attending, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, is majoring in ad-
vertising merchandising.
Mr. McCullough, a 1965 graduate of Cristobal High School is presently attend-
ing Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio as a Junior. He is majoring in Economics
with a minor in Political Science. Mr. McCullough has been accepted into the
Honors Program in Economics and has been awarded a scholarship.

SMrs. Teresa D. Haggerty of Diablo and Mr. Frank E. Hirt of Balboa, an-
iounce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Teresa, to Lt. Robert U.
Schultz, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert U. Schultz of Balboa, C. Z.
Miss Hirt is a graduate of Balboa High School and Charron Williams Com-
mercial College in Florida.
Lt. Schultz is a graduate of Balboa High School, the University of Puget
Sound in Tacoma, Washington and the Officer's Candidate School of Ft. Knox,
Kentucky. Lt. Schultz is presently stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.

Miss Judith Ann Balch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Balch of
Richmond, California and Harry Flanric Butz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F.
Butz, Sr., of Margarita, Canal Zone were married at a ceremony at El Sobrante
Community Methodist Church, El Sobrante, California on August 20. The Rev.
Franklin W. Scott was the officiating clergyman.
A reception was held in the Horizon Room of the Claremont Hotel in
Following a wedding trip to Carmel and Southern California the young couple
will reside in Reno, Nevada.
The bride is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Berkeley, Calif., Contra
Costa College in San Pablo. Prior to her marriage she was employed as a
secretary at the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Butz is a graduate of Cristobal High School, attended Iowa State College
and graduated from Sacramento State College in Sacramento. He is employed as
an accountant with Sierra Pacific Power Co. in Reno.
SGuests attending from the Canal Zone included the bridegroom's parents, his
brother Peter, Mrs. Barlina Clark and Mrs. William Fitzsimmons.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Stiebritz of Gatun, Canal Zone, announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Edith, to Sp/4 Cary A. Hakes of Fort Knox, Kentucky,
son of Chesney Hakes of Columbus, Ohio. Rev. Charles Jenkins performed the
ceremony on August 11, at the Brown Road Community Church in Columbus,
A reception was held following the ceremony at the Brown Road Community
The bride is a graduate of Cristobal High School and attended Canal Zone
College and Ashland Ohio College.
The bridegroom graduated from High School in Columbus, Ohio.
The young couple are now residing at 210 North 11th Street, West Point,

Miss Nina Lee Chappell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Chappell, Jr., of
Coco Solo, C.Z., and Mr. Charles E. De Tore, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. De Tore
of Coco Solo, C.Z. were married on June 9, at the Holy Family Church in Marga-
rita, Canal Zone. The Reverend Daniel J. Kramer, C.M. officiated at the Nuptial
High Mass.
The reception following the ceremony was held at the Breakers Club in
Coco Solo, C.Z.
The newly-married couple visited the Bahama Islands on their honeymoon,
and in several of the Eastern United States. They are now at home in Coco Solo,
Canal Zone.

Miss Bonnie Elizabeth Marquard daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren D.
Marquard and William Michael Locke son of Mr. and Mrs. John Canfield were
married June 17, in a ceremony at the Congregational Community Church in
Sunnyvale, California.
The newlyweds left on their honeymoon to Catalina Island.
Out-of-town guest at the wedding was Mrs. Rose Marquard, grandmother of
the bride, from Vineland, New Jersey.
The bride is a graduate of Cristobal High School with the class of 1965. She
graduated from Secretarial School in Palo Alto, California and in now employed
at the Palo Alto Stanford Hospital. The bridegroom attended Sunnyvale High
School and Foothill College and is employed at Eastman Kodak in Palo Alto,
The young couple will reside at 525 E. Maude, Apt. 26, Sunnyvale, California.

Carol Janel Redlin, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Earl H. Rdlin of Ellendale,
North Dakota, and Thomas Harod Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett A. Collins,
of La Boca, Canal Zone, were united in marriage June 24, in a ceremony per-
formed by Rev. Robert Dunn, pastor of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Aberdeen,
South Dakota.

The bride attended Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. and is at present a
student at the University of North Dakota-Ellendale Branch. Mr. Collins attended
Canal Zone College, Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minn., and is a recent
graduate of the University of North Dakota Ellendale Branch. He has been
the Assistant Director of the Couteau Hills Resource Center for the past year.
After a short trip to the Black Hills the couple are at home in Ellendale.

Miss Carol Stahmann, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Stahmann of La
Jolla, California and Mr. Robert W. Dilfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dilfer
of Las Cumbres, R. P. were married June 3 at the Stanford Chapel, Stanford
University, Palo Alto, California. Reverend Napier officiated.
Immediately following the wedding, a reception was held at the Moffett Field
Officers Club at Moffett Air Base, California.
The bride and groom left immediately following the reception for a honey-
moon trip to Carmel and Monterrey, California.
The newlyweds returned to Stanford University to receive their Master de-
grees. Mrs. Dilfer received a Masters of Arts in Education, and Mr. Dilfer a
Master of Science.
Mr. Dilfer had a summer job as an industrial engineer with the Navy Re-
search Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He reported for active duty on August 20
to Abderdeen, Maryland for two years as a Lieutenant in Ordnance.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Difler, Las Cumibes, R. de P. attended their son's

Miss Barbara Ann Slotkin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer S. Slotkin, of
Huntington, West Virginia, who were residents of the Canal Zone from 1955 to
1963, was married to Mr. Elliot M. Weinstock of Boston, Massachusetts on July 9,
in Huntington, West Virginia.
Miss Slotkin was salutorian of the 1963 graduating class of Balboa High
School, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University,
Waltham, Massachusetts. She has accepted a teaching position in the Rhode
Island public school system for the coming school year.
Mr. Weinstock received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brandeis Uni-
versity in 1965, and is working toward his doctorate in physical chemistry at
Brown University, Providence, R. I., where the couple will reside.
Among the guests at the wedding was Mr. Charles Joyner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Joyner of Las Cumbres, Panama, who is attending Marshall University
in Huntington, West Virginia.

Miss Linda Kay Auble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton J. Auble of Los
Rios, C. Z., and Mr. Paul Daniel Ficzeri, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ficzeri, Jr.,
of Balboa Heights, C. Z., were united in marriage during a service at the Balboa
Union Church on July 12. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Daniel
B. Merrick of Margarita.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church social hall.
The bride's aunt, Mrs. Merle B. Kozak of Denver, Colorado attended the
After a honeymoon in the U. S., the couple will reside in Ft. Worth, Texas.


In a candlelight ceremony, the wedding of Miss Lynn Degenaar and Mr. Earl
Roger Boland, was solemnized at the Balboa Union Church on August 11th. The
double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Clarence C. Payne.
Miss Degenaar is the daughter of Mrs. Jessie Degenaar of Fairhope, Alabama,
and the late Albert W. Degenaar. Mr. Boland is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Boland, of West Columbia, South Carolina.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlor.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Boland were reared in the Canal Zone and are graduates
of the Balboa High School. Mrs. Boland graduated from the Grace Downs Airline
School in New York City and was formerly employed with the Post Engineers at
Carozal, Canal Zone. Mr. Boland is a graduate of the Canal Zone College and
is presently employed with the U.S. Army Post Engineers at Corozal, Canal Zone.
After a honeymoon trip to the United States and a visit to Expo '67 in Canada,
the young couple will make their home in Curundu Heights, Canal Zone.
The bride's mother and the bridegroom's parents attended the wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hotsko of Coco Solo, C. Z., announce the marriage of
their daughter Hilda Hotsko to William J. Nelson, son of Mr. Joseph Nelson (W.)
of Coco Solo. The marriage took place at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Rockville,
Maryland on June 27.
The couple left after the ceremony to spend a short honeymoon in Ocean City,
Maryland. They plan to reside in Rockville after termination of William Nelson's
service duty in the Air Force.

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dempsey of County Mayo, Ireland announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Mary, to Jack L. Brayton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Donald R. Brayton of Margarita, Canal Zone.
Miss Dempsey graduated from Incarnate Word Academy, Corpus Christi,
Texas, and from the Santa Rosa Medical Center School of X-Ray Technology.
Mr. Brayton, a graduate of Cristobal High School, will receive his degree in
Business Administration from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, in
January 1968. Upon his graduation he will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in
the U.S. Army.

Miss Jennifer Alice Otis of Cambridge, Mass., and William Charles Hitchcock,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Hitchcock, Sarasota, Fla. were married
in St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, Mass. The Rev. Joseph I. Collins officiated
at the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William Allyne Otis of Cambridge, and the late
Mrs. Otis.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in Harvard Faculty Club,
Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hitchcock, mother and
father of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. David L. Gatz, of Sarasota, aunt and uncle
of the groom; Mrs. Joseph Carre Calloway and Mrs. Robin L. Comer from Balboa

Canal Zone, aunts of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Galgano and Mrs.
Harold P. Murphy, New Rochelle, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hertgen,
Damariscotta, Maine.
Mr. Hitchcock graduated from Balboa High School in the class of 1959 and is
a 1963 graduate of the University of Virginia. He is with the College Division of
the publishing company of Prentice-Hall, Inc.
After a honeymoon in Bermuda the couple will be at home in Charlottesville,

Gwen Cheryl Stebbings became the bride of William Cattron Rigby on June
22, 1967, in Windsor, Berkshire, England. Gwen is the daughter of Mrs. William
Taber Thornhill and Mr. Harry Eugene Stebbings of Santa Rosa, California.
Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bronson Rigby of Santa
Barbara, Calif. formerly of the Canal Zone.
The young couple traveled in Europe for three months and returned to the
United States to make their home at 7368 Hollister Ave., Boleta, California.
The bride was graduated from Santa Rosa High School. She was a participant
in the Experiment in International Living in Montpellier, France; continued her
education at the University of Valencia, Spain, and has just completed her junior
year at the University of Bordeaux, France. She returned for her senior year
at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).
The bridegroom graduated from Balboa High School in 1960 and from the
Canal Zone College in 1962. He earned a B.A. at the University of Denver in
1964, and received his secondary school teaching credential at UCSB in 1966.
He teaches at the Santa Barbara Junior High School and is completing studies
at UCSB for his master's degree.

Miss Carol Sue Bruland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bruland of Balboa,
Canal Zone, and Benjamin James Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Frederick
Allen, of Leicester, England, were married in Wellesley College Chapel, Wel-
lesley, Mass., on June 8th. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was
held at the Wellesley College Club.
Miss Marie Bruland was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Katherine
Egolf, Balboa, Canal Zone, Mss Ann Damsgaard, Media, Pa.; and Miss Evelyn
Miao, Westbury, Long Island, N. Y.
Jeremy Allen, Leicester, England, was his brother's best man. Ushers were:
Barry Wilson, Salisbury, Rhodesia; Michael Cams, Pebble Beach, California;
and Robert Harries, Melbourne, Australia.
The bride is a graduate of Wellesley College with a master's degree from
Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Alien is a graduate of
Cambridge University with a master's degree from Harvard's Graduate School
of Business Administration.
After a few days spent in Montreal, the Allens sailed for England where they
will make their home.

St. John the Apostle Church, Hialeah, Florida was the setting for the recent
nuptial ceremonies in which Lerlene Beatrice Hayden and Fred Eugene Perra
were joined in marriage. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald
Hayden, Sr., of Diablo, Canal Zone. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Perra of Marguarita, Canal Zone.

A reception and buffet supper followed the ceremony at the Park Lane in
Hialeah. Following a honeymoon in Miami the young couple is at home at 12743
N. 17th St., Tampa, Florida where Mr. Perra attends the University of South
Florida in Tampa. Mrs. Perra has accepted a position at St. Joseph's Hospital in
the same city. The bride's parents attended the wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. High of Twin Falls, Idaho, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Nancy Allen, to John M. Zelnick of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.
Miss High graduated from Twin Falls School in 1963. She graduated from
Swarthmore in June and is currently teaching in the Swarthmore school system.
Mr. Zelnick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Zelnick of Balboa Heights,
and the grandson of Mrs. Arthur Murray Wright and Mrs. William W. Zelnick
who also reside in Balboa Heights.
A graduate of Swarthmore College in June 1966, Mr. Zelnick is studying for
his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is
concurrently working on his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance, Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania.

Miss Marsha Foundoulis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Foundoulis, of
Warren, Ohio, and Michael Edward Klasovsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M.
Klasovsky, of Gatun, Canal Zone, were married on July 29 at St. Demetdios'
Greek Orthodox Church in Warren. The bridegroom's family attended the wedding
and reception.
The bride is a graduate of Harding High School in Warren, attended Youngs-
town and Akron Universities, and is enrolled at the Youngstown Technical Insti-
tute. Mr. Ilasovsky graduated from Cristobal High School in 1963, attended Canal
Zone College, and is presently employed by the Shovlin Construction Company
in Youngstown. The couple is now residing at at 313 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown,

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Clarke, Jr., of Gatun, Canal Zone announce the
marriage of their daughter Diana Lyn, to Mr. James A. Evans.
The wedding took place in the Rehold Chapel, Santa Monica, California on
September 2. Attending the couple were Miss Celia Cronan and Mr. Richard
The young couple is now residing at 11936 Darlington Ave., Apt. 203, Los
Angeles, California.

Mr. and Mrs. William Osmond Beck of University Park, announce the marri-
age of their daughter, Barbara Osmond, to Frank Hugh Lerchen, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Hugh Lerchen, Sr., of Green Valley, Ariz., on Sept. 8 at a candle-
light ceremony in the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, The Rev. Donald
G. Stauffer officiated at the ceremony.
The maid of honor was Miss Linda Beck, sister of the bride.
The bridesmaids were Miss Elaine Espy, cousin of the bride; Miss Mary
Lerchen, sister of the groom; Mrs. Mary Lynne Parsons and Miss Carol Lybrand.
Frank Law was the groom's best man and the ushers were Mark Driscoll,
cousin of the groom; Fred Mugler, Edward Hunter and William Carter.

A cocktail reception followed the ceremony at Prince Georges Country Club.
Two honored guests were the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Stella Kane of Baltimore,
and the groom's grandfather, Capt. Arthur T. Luther of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. Lerchen is a 1964 graduate of the University of Maryland and is em-
ployed as an administrative assistant at the Smithsonion Institute. Mr. Lerchen
is a 1961 civil engineering graduate of Cornell University and is employed in the
Federal government. He is also a commercial pilot.
After a wedding trip south, the couple is residing in Alexandria, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Lerchen flew in their own plane, to St. Petersburg, Fla., for a
visit with Capt. A. T. Luther.


Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Nolan of Margarita announce the birth of their first
child, Christina Gerlinder on August 4 at Coco Solo Hospital, Canal Zone.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause of Panama City and
the paternal grandparents Mrs. Marna B. Nolan of Margarita and Mr. Francis W.
Nolan of Arkansas.

Major and Mrs. John D. Hayes of France Field, announce the birth of their
second child, first son, Joel Douglas, born July 17th at Coco Solo Hospital.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Hayes of Margarita, Canal
Zone. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kyle S. Wood of Picayune,

Mr. and Mrs. George Fox of Los Rios announce the birth of their first child,
a son, born August 6th at Gorgas Hospital, the Canal Zone. The baby's name is
George Michael.
Maternal grandparents are Captain and Mrs. Fred Perra of Margarita, Canal
Zone. George Michael's paternal grandparents are Mrs. Rhoda Fox of Los Rios,
and Mr. George K. Fox of Cardenas, Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Alegre Smith have announced the birth of their first child,
a daughter, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 13. Mrs. Smith is the former
Clarita Maria Thayer.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jira P. Thayer of Panama
City, who presently reside in Los Angeles, Californa. Mr. and Mrs. J. Bartley
Smith of Diablo Heights are the paternal grandparents.
The new parents both are attending the University of New Mexico in Albu-
querque, where Mr. Smith is doing postgraduate work.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn M. Field of Wilmington, North Carolina announce the
birth of their first child, a son Sean Michael, on September 26.
The maternal grandparents are Mrs. Rac Brock and the late Mr. Brock of
Kngston, North Carolina. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cyros W.
Field (Genevieve Foley) of Margarita, Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon D. Herring of Baltimore, Md., announce the arrival of
their first child, Sandra Lee, August 29, 1967.
The mother is the former Charlotte Baldwin Benton of Baltimore. Leon lived
on the Canal Zone many years and attended the schools there. He is now the
general supervisor of the Physical Plant of Towson State College of Baltimore.

Captain and Mrs. Robert S. Mate of Los Rios, announce the birth of their
first child a daughter at Gorgas Hospital on August 28. The baby has been
named Sharron Marie. Mrs. Mate is the former Colleen Lawson of Brazos Heights.

Mr. and Mrs. Jules Damiani of Metuchen, New Jersey announce the birth
of their first child, a daughter, on September 30 in Metuchen. The baby will be
named Jennifer Marie.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph A. Gangle of
Balboa and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Damiani of Gatun. The baby's mother is the
former Miss Margaret Gangle.

Sgt. and Mrs. George Vass of Balboa announce the birth of their first child,
Angela Marie, on September 18 at Gorgas Hospital, Canal Zone.
Mrs. Vass is the former Miss Anne Sasso and the maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Sasso of Balboa. The maternal great grandmother is Mrs.
William A. Torbert of Curundu.

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Goodwin, Jr., of Clarksville, Virgina announce the birth of
their first child, Linda Christine, on August 24. The maternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Askew of La Boca and the Paternal grandparents are
Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Goodwin of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt of Diablo announce the birth of their fourth child
and first son, John Jr. on September 7 at Gorgas Hospital, Canal Zone.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dunning of Tampa,
Florida. Mrs. Dunning is currently visiting her son-in-law and daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Soukup of Margarita, S.Z. announce the birth of their
fifth child, Doreen, on September 5 at Coco Solo Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bilgray of Margarita announce the arrival of Titiana
Marie, at Coco Solo Hospital on September 1.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wally Russon of Margarita
and Mr. and Mrs. George Carpenter of Colon. Mrs. Bilgray is the former Miss
Laura Russon of Margarita.

Capt. and Mrs. James E. Orvis announce the birth of their fourth child, a
son, Jeffrey, born August 3, in Cardiff, Cal.
Capt. Orvis, serving with the U.A. Air Force in Alaska, is completing his
tour there and will join his family in Cardiff. After a short leave, he and the
family will then go to his next duty assignment in the Phillipines.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Orvis of Sarasota.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Keith Kulig of Atlanta, Ga. announce the birth of
their third son, Mark Scott, on Wednesday, September 13, in Atlanta. Mark has
two brothers, Gordon 5 and Brent 4.
Mrs. Kulig, the former Mary Nell Lee, is the daughter of Mrs. Era L. Greene
of Anniston, Ala. Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Joyce P. Kulig of San Francisco,
Cal. and Commander Raymond A. Kulig, USN ret. of Hudson, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clusterath (Kaye Rigby) announce the birth of their
second daughter, Becky Jo, Feb. 1, 1967 in Bowe, Md. Maternal grandfather,
Ed Rigby, Tampa, Fla.

Capt. and Mrs. Lee Rigby announce the birth of a second son, Craig, June
29, 1967 in Bowie, Md. Paternal grandfather, Ed Rigby, Tampa, Fla.



Carl Widell, former Panama Canal employee, has returned to the Isthmus
and is serving as relief magistrate for the Cristobal Magistrate's Court during
the absence of Judge Charles A. Garcia, who is on leave .
Widell retired last August. He had been serving as Chief Examining and
Certification Branch, Central Employment Office, at the time of his retirement.
While with Pan Canal, he had served as magistrate in both the Cristobal and
Balboa courts.
He was appointed as relief magistrate by Canal Zone Governor W. P. Leber.

Mrs. Eunice Richard of Balboa, C. Z. accompanied by her daughter Gyenyth
sailed on the SS Cristobal for New Orleans. They went to Miami, Florida where
Miss Richard enrolled at Barry College. Before returning to the Isthmus Mrs.
Richard flew to Europe for a visit with friends in Scandanavia.

Mrs. John M. Brown of Balboa left aboard the SS Cristobal for Durham,
North Carolina where she will make her home. Mrs. Brown, who has been on
the teaching staff of the Canal Zone School System, was accompanied by her son
Stuart, who will return to his studies at Davidson University.

Among the students who left by ship for colleges in the States were Miss
Frances Dean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dean of Balboa to Mary Wash-
ington College; Frank A. Baldwin, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Baldwin, Sr.,
of Balboa Hts. to Texas A. and M.; Miss Sarah Runnestrand, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul M. Runnestrand of Balboa Heights to Sophie Newcomb College;
Miss Sally Smith, daughter of Lt. and Mrs. Charles S. Smith of Diablo Heights,
Texas Women's College at Denton and Miss Helen Manning, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John F. Manning of Balboa, Florida State at Tallahassee.

Miss Dorothy Harper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Harper of Margarita,
Canal Zone, has enrolled in the Aviation Secretarial course at Prospect Hiill
Secretarial School for Girls in Fort Landerdale, Florida.

Kathleen Cochrane of Sunnyvale, California, the eldest daughter of Jim and
Jane Cochrane, entered Santa Clara University. She was awarded an outstanding
academic scholarship by the Scholarship Commission of the State of California.
As a finalist for this scholarship she ranked within the highest six percent of
college ability and within the top one percent of all high school graduates in
Her father, Jim Cochrane, is Industrial Engineer at the Sunnyvale Plant of
Libby McNeil & Libby and her mother Jane Kaufer Cochrane was a graduate
of Cristobal High in 1940. They have seven children. Her grandparents, Louis and
Norine Kaufer now live in San Jose since retirement. Her aunt and uncle Nancy
and LeRoy Leach and their four children also live in San Jose. Teddy and Anita
Kaufer of Margarita, Canal Zone, live there with their four children.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eisenmann of Washington, D. C. arrived to be the
house guests of Mr. Eisenman's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
F. Kline of El Cangrejo, Panama R de P. Mr. Eisenmann is from Brazil where
he has been on an economic mission for the Department of Commerce and Mrs.
Eisenmann from Washington.

David Warren, a junior at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., has been
selected by the Art and Science Faculty Selection Committee for Junior Year
Abroad to attend the University of Madrid, Spain. He is a member of the Spanish
Contingent of the Tulane Junior Year Abroad Honors Program.
David attended Balboa elementary school, was graduated from Balboa High
School in 1965.

David's plan to study in Madrid is in accordance with his major in Latin
American Affairs and the Spanish language.
He visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Warren, of Balboa, C. Z.

Ralph K. Skinner, who retired from Panama Canal service recently and is
now a special correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor arrived with Mrs.
Skinner for a short visit in Panama.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lauren Miller, and their son, Ralph, arrived in Panama
for a visit of several weeks. The Miller family are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Truman Hoenke.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller were residents of the Canal Zone twenty-one years ago.
Mrs. Miller is the former Fay Fuller.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Smith of Balboa Heights, C. Z. left for a vacation
during which they will visit Jamaica, then Massapique, Long Island, New York.

Miss Lee Madeline Winstead, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Maurice B. Winstead
of Ancon, has returned after eleven months of study and travel in Europe.
Miss Winstead made her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. O.
Newberry, in Madrid where she attended school. She took student trips to the
Holy Land at Christmas and to Moscow during the spring holidays.
After school closed she toured Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
and Italy. Miss Winstead will be a senior at Balboa High School this year.

Dr. Martin H. Moynihan, director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute in the Canal Zone, was recently awarded the Walker Prize by the Board
of Trustees of the Boston Natural History Society.
Dr. Moynihan was cited for his outstanding analysis of behavior in explaining
the relationships of species of gulls and other sea birds, and for his research on
the role of vocalization in social communication of New World primates.

A former Panama Canal pilot recently was appointed as a bar pilot for the
Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun.
The pilot who traded in his Panama Canal pilot's hat to return to the Golden
Gate City is Capt. Edgar S. Carlson, who went to the Canal Zone in 1956 from
California and was employed as a Panama Canal pilot.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Atkinson of McLain, Virginia, were houseguests of
US Ambassador to Panama, Mr. Charles W. Adair, Jr., and Mrs. Adair. Mr.
Mr. Atkinson was employed at Balboa Heights from 1936 to 1941.

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Quinn of Balboa had as their guests their son, Marc, of
New York City where he is a professor of Spanish at Trinity Boy's School. He is
a graduate of Princeton University and did graduate work at the University of
Madrid in Spain.
Also visiting the Quinns is Mrs. Quinn's niece Miss Maria Elvira Perez of Cali,
Colombia. Both came especially to attend the opening of "My Fair Lady" which
is directed and produced by the Quinn's other son, Bruce Quinn.

The appointment of Dwight A. McKabney as Panama Canal General Counsel,
effective September 1, was announced by Governor W. P. Leber.
McKabney, Assistant General Counsel since 1964, will replace David J.
Markun, who has accepted a position with the Securities and Exchange Commis-
sion in Washington, D. C.
McKabney has been a member of the legal staff in the Office of the General
Counsel for nearly 13 years.

Mrs. Edward Aanstoos was the guest of honor at a tea for which Mrs. R.
Heber Gooden was hostess at the Bishop's House in Ancon.
Mrs. Aanstoos is a past president of the Morning Guild an office that was
also held by her mother, the late Mrs. Leonard Martin.
Mr. and Mrs. Aanstoos and their family left Sept. 1 to make their home in
Charleston, South Carolina.

Mrs. Dolores Lowry Snyder, lyric soprano, was guest soloist at the Rotary
Wives luncheon in the Portobelo Salon of the Hotel El Panama Hilton.
Mrs. Snyder went to the Isthmus as a child with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert W. Lowry, and grew up in Gamboa where her father was employed and
where he is now Assistant Chief of the Dredging Division. She is a graduate of
Balboa High School, the University of Missouri and did graduate work at the
University of Michigan, where she received her Master's degree in music.
Mrs. Snyder began her voice training on the Isthmus and took part in school
productions. She sang with the University of Michigan Opera Co. and made her
first public appearance at a Catholic Benefit in Chicago Stadium before an audi-
ence of 25,000, the only non-professional to perform.
Mrs. Snyder renounced a professional career to become the wife of Robert
Snyder of Cody, Wyoming. The Snyders and their three children are now making
their home in the Canal Zone where Mr. Snyder an accountant, is employed with
the Panama Canal Co.

A 16-year-old Canal Zone youth was instrumental in the recent rescue of the
son of astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the Rocky Mountains.
Malcolm (Mack) Stone, son of Capt. and Mrs. John H. Stone, Jr., of Ancon,
was hiking in the Flatirons near Boulder, Colo., with young Jay Carpenter, 15,
of Seabrook, Tex., and Hugh Robbins, 15, of Houston, Tex.

The three youths, all vacationing at Chautauqua Park, got together for the
hike at about 1:00 p.m. A few hours later, Carpenter and Robbins were trapped
at a crevass which they could not cross. The route behind them was not re-
Young Stone was still safe and, descending the mountain, he found two
hikers of the Colorado Mountain Club whom he directed to the crevass here his
two friends were trapped. They were soon rescued.

Robert L. Thompson, administrative officer, Gorgas Hospital, who is retiring
after 30 years service with the Panama Canal organization, was presented an
Outstanding Performance award and a check by Acting Health Bureau Director,
Col. Harry D. Offutt, Jr. at a retirement party honoring the Thompsons at the
Tivoli Guest House recently. A camera was presented to Thompson from his co-
workers at Gorgas. He also received a tie pin and honorary membership from the
Health Bureau Club. The Thompsons will make their home in Baton Rouge, La.,
where Mrs. Thompson will complete her college education.

Pastor W. M. Beeby, of the first Baptist Church in Balboa Heights, has
returned from a "Crusade for Christ" in more than 50 Baptist Churches in South
Africa during three weeks in September. Twenty-seven Southern Baptist pastors
and four missionaries from two African countries responded to the appeal to
provide envangelists for the sister churches in South Africa.

A large photo of Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Shrapnel, Seal Beach, Calif. appeared
in the Leisure World News showing Mr. Shrapnel's holding some clippings on
British General (Baron) Henry Shrapnel, inventor of the Shapnel Shell and a
modern version of the shell. Mr. Shrapnel 75, is the grandson of the general.

Mrs. Eunice O. Richard of Balboa Heights and daughter, Gwyneth, spent a
weekend in October with Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Reece in St. Petersburg. They
then drove on with the Reeces to Naples, Florida, for luncheon with Mr. and
Mrs. L. W. Simpson, formerly of Las Cumbras. While in the U. S., Mrs. Richard
also visited with Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Gomez of Mendon, Mass., and other

The Hoist, a San Diego Naval Training Center publication dated April 28,
1967, carries a story of six Canal Zone youths who enlisted in the U.S. Navy
together February of this year.
Navymen Airman Apprentice Michael J. Corrigan, Seaman Apprentice
Christopher R. Lane, and Justo E. Valez, Firemen Apprentice Thomas E. Stoak-
ley, Roy M. Bridges, and Marvin C. Braswell, Jr., all graduated from recruiting
training April 21 and returned' to the Canal Zone for a 14-day visit with their
families and friends before being separated to their duty stations.

All six Navymen attended Balboa High School. Velez, Braswell, Lane,
Stoakley, and Bridges also attended Canal Zone College. All six excelled in one
or more Canal Zone sports activities and participated in the annual ocean-to-
ocean cayuco races as members of Post 21, winner for the past 4 years.
Three of the six Canal Zone youths are still together at the Basic Electronics
School at Great Lakes, Ill. Corrigan is at Alameda, Calif., training in aviation
ordinance. Lane and Velez are at the Naval Training Center in San Diego attend-
ing Electronics School and Radioman School, respectively.
According to the Navymen's company commander at the training center, the
six Canal youths were better than the average recruit in aspects of discipline,
initiative, and ability to do things.
The six Navymen, sons of U.S. Government employees in the Canal Zone,
have expressed their desire to return to the Canal Zone when they have com-
pleted their assignments in the U.S. Navy.

William F. Aleman, admitting clerk, Gorgas Hospital, who has retired from
Panama Canal service after 25 years, 5 months with the Canal organization, left
with his wife to reside in Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Their son, Danny, a graduate of Balboa High School, is a student at New
Mexico State University.
Prior to leaving, he expressed his gratitude to the Panama Canal organization
for "the fair opportunities given to me for advancement," and said goodbye to
his friends, coworkers and all with whom he had come in contact.

Mr. Lee O. Gregg, former resident of the Canal Zone, returned to Panama
waters aboard the forty-two foot ketch NANYO bound for St. Thomas in the
Virgin Islands. On hand to greet him were John Hannaman, and Zeno Knapp of
the Balboa Yacht Club. Since leaving the Canal Zone in 1953, Gregg has visited
the Marquesas and Tahiti and Honolulu, Hawaii where he and his wife Ann have
lived. The NANYO will be entered into charter service in St. Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lombard, San Salvador, El Salvador, were guests of
Genevieve Quinn and her mother, Toms River, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lombard,
N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Newland (Elaine Lombard) in Virginia and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Donovan, St. Petersburg, Fla. where they enjoyed seeing so many
Canal Zone friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Newell Shaw, Fayetteville, Ark. will celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary Jan. 23, 1968.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Irwin (Melinda Marshall) and baby, Houston, Texas
attended the funeral of Melinda's father Jim Marshall. After staying with her
mother for several weeks Melinda took her home with her. The Irwins reside
at 12443 Renwick, Houston, Texas 77035.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huls (Beth Lockridge) and 4 children North Palm
Beach, Fla. were guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge, St. Petersburg, Fla.
for the Thanksgiving week end.

A tribute is being paid to Dr. Dorothy Moody from the University of Kansas
in cooperation with Eunice M. Cope, Altemonte Springs, Fla. and Marjorie V.
Jones, Balboa, C. Z.
The memorial site on the campus of the University of Kansas at Lawrence,
one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, will be dedicated to the
memory of Dr. Dorothy Moody, who was formerly Head of the English Depart-
ment and Dean of Women at the Canal Zone College; a graduate of the University
of Kansas and a faculty member there.
Irvin E. Youngberg, Executive Secretary of the Kansas University Endow-
ment Association, reports that the memorial area "is now under 'construction
and will include plantings and redwood benches in a setting which in my judg-
ment is one of the most beautiful on the campus." The site will include "a
suitable memorial plaque designating the area as a tribute to the memory of
Miss Moody."
The memorial will have usefulness as well as beauty, for according to Mr.
Youngberg, the campus now provides few "formal" areas in which the students
and faculty members can spend time outdoors.
When the area has been completed, Mr. Youngberg writes, ". .. we intend to
prepare a story about it and also about Miss Moody's life, works, and benefactions
to the University.

Airman 2.C. Brian Felps, USAF, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Felps,
9948 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla. who as a school boy was a ham radio
operator and later headed for two years the local ham VHF Club, recently
graduated from the Air Force Communications School at Keesler AFB, Biloxi,
Miss., with honors, and is home for a short stay.
Felps was sent directly to the school from basic training and recently com-
pleted the 41 weeks course in aircraft early warning radar repair (AEW).
He goes next to Otis AFB, Cape Cod, for further training and completing
that will be put on flying status as a radar technician aboard a C-121 Super
Constellation radar picket plane such as the type that patrol the nation's coasts
as part of the defense against missiles.
The Felpses have another son, Barry Charles, in the U.S. Army stationed at
Fort Eustis, Va., where he is a dental assistant.

The following was written by Viola Fuller. ED.
We have been travelling in this trailer for the last 5 years. Had a wonderful
summer in Oregon with the Herb Knapps, Lyle Womacks, Wallings, Van Siclens,
and others, and were in Alaska with Irvin and DeVera Rasmusson. Now we are
going to take off in a couple weeks for Michigan and Washington to visit the
family, and will return to Mesa, Ariz. in January.
We still own the Alda Way house, St. Petersburg, Fla. and plan to be back
there next fall 1968!!!

The son of a Gamboa couple has received a commendation for his efforts in
a recent sea rescue attempt in the South China Sea.
He is Gerald R. Cooper, son of Capt. and Mrs. G. E. Cooper. His father is
master of the dipper dredge Cascadas. Young Cooper, at the time of the rescue
effort, was serving as third mate aboard the American-flag vessel William Lykes.
The commendation came from the ship's master, Capt. F. Z. Salazer.
The incident occurred August 22, when a man was lost overboard from the
vessel. A small boat was launched from the Lykes ship, with Cooper in charge.
The seaman was lost from sight after he went over the side and he was not found.
Cooper, a June graduate of the Texas Maritime Academy, "handled himself
with the confidence of an expert, and even in that choppy sea and high swell, he
was outstanding," Capt. Salazer said. The captain couldn't even see the lifeboat
at times and said he was worried at first, until he saw how young Cooper was
handling the lifeboat.
E. B. Hendrix, manager of the Lykes marine division in New Orleans, in a
letter to the maritime academy superintendent, added his plaudits, saying "It was
a pleasure to read such a report on this young man, who is a credit to the!
Cooper's parents had a visit of several hours while the William Lykes was at
anchorage here recently before a northbound transit. And when the ship passed
Gamboa, word of its transit and that Cooper was aboard got around. A lot of his
friends lined the Canal banks and the rails of the dredge Cascadas and the tow-
boat Gatun to wave and wish him well. There was a whistle salute from the
Cooper attended Balboa High School 2 years and then transferred to Admiral
Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, Fla.

The 1967 Canal Zone Tuberculosis Association seal features a facsimile of the
sangre de toro, a bird of the Panama forest, painted by Miss Lois Morgan, a
Curundu Junior High School teacher. The brightly colored male sangre de toro is
one of the most colorful birds of the tanager family common in Panama.
This is the first time the Canal Zone Tuberculosis Association has used as a
symbol the wildlife of Panama. This year's bird seal sets a precedent for future
TB Christmas stamps which will be distributed on the Isthmus in coming years.

Thomas W. Grimison, an architect in the Engineering Division of the Engi-
neering and Construction Bureau, has been licensed as a Registered Architect by
the Canal Zone Board of Registration for Architects and Professional Engineers.
Grimison, a U.S. citizen, is the second Canal organization employee to be
licensed by this board by full examination. He received his certificate as a
registered architect after a 36-hour written examination and an oral examination
before members of the Canal Zone Board.
A graduate of Balboa High School, Grimison received a degree in architecture
from Pennsylvania State University in 1958. Upon his graduation, he joined the
U.S. Marine Corps, serving 2 years. In 1960, Grimison was employed as a drafts-
man in marine engineering by the Industrial Division. Two years later he trans-
ferred to the Architctural Branch of the Engineering Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Grimison and their five children live in Balboa.

Mrs. Theda Fell of Elyria, Ohio with three of her six children, Barbara,
Robert and David, arrived to visit her mother, Mrs. Monica Stokes and other
relatives on the Isthmus. This is Mrs. Fell's first visit to Panama in 23 years.
She and her children will also visit her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Stokes of New Cristobal and her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martin of
Coco Solo.

Some time ago, the SPILLWAY ran an article on the question of why the
Gamboa Bridge has such a curve in it. The article reached no conclusions, but
offered a number of possible explanations posed by Canal engineers.
Now comes a faithful reader, who asks not to be mentioned by name, and
quotes a thesis on the Panama Railroad which R. C. Sheldon, onetime Canal
engineer, presented to Ohio Northern University in 1933. We quote:
"Gamboa Bridge: The present bridge across the Chagres River Arm of the
lake at Gamboa was first built in the dry, crossing only the river.
"It consists of a 200-foot through truss, connected with thirteen 80-foot
girders. An unusual feature of this bridge is its curved alignment ."
"This curve arrangement was necessary to get foundations for the piers. It
was necessary to build those falling in the river on grillage piers."
And, thus, the word of an engineer who made a scholarly study of the matter.

Major G. L. Capwell, Jr. USMC 3072 Le June Circle Ocotillo Hts. 29 Palms,
Calif. 92278 is the son of Mr. George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador. ED.
In the name of the Secretary of the Navy, the Commander in Chief ULS.
Pacific Fleet takes pleasure in awarding the Navy Commendation Medal to
Major George L. CAPWELL
United States Marine Corps
for service as set forth in the following:
"For meritorious service while serving as Senior Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer
of USS SAINT PAUL (CA 73) from 5 June to 17 October 1966. In the period from
16 September to 17 October 1966, while providing naval gunfire support in the
northern I Corps Sector, over 3,000 rounds of eight-inch and 450 rounds of five-
inch ammunition were fired against North Vietnamese Regular Army troops,
gun installations, fortified positions, tunnels and approach and concentration points
resulting in 78 enemy killed in action, 15 structures destroyed, six mortar positions
destroyed and 20 meters of trenches destroyed. Major CAPWELL's thorough
knowledge of air and ground spotting procedures contributed directly to the quick
response and accurate firing of over 1,000 naval gunfire support missions. On
several occasions he remained with Army and Marine troops in the field for
periods up to 36 hours effecting liaison between SAINT PAUL and supported units.
Major CAPWELL's initiative, resourcefulness and devotion to duty were directly
responsible for the highly effective naval gunfire support to United States and
Allied forces and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States
Naval Service."
Major CAPWELL is authorized to wear the Combat "V".
Admiral, U. S. Navy

M/S Charles J. Cole now stationed with 6000 Supply Squadron, Fuchu, Japan
received his 2nd bronze star for meritorious service in Viet Nam. He is the son
of Mrs. Eva Cole, St. Petersburg, Fla. and the late John Cole.

Mrs. Donald Ulrich (Sara Collinge) and 3 children have been living in the
Collinge home while Lt. Ulrich was on a Navy cruise.

Lt. McLeod the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McLeod, Paulan, Ga., has received
nine air medals and the Air Force commendation medal. He is a graduate of
Cristobal high school 1960 and the University of Virginia 1964. ED.


First Lieutenant Frank J. McLeod distinguished himself by extraordinary
achievement while participating in aerial flight as F-4D pilot near Vuc Tran,
North Vietnam on 7 September 1966. On that date, Lieutenant McLeod in the lead
of a flight of F-4C's discovered and verified the site of a new missile complex.
Disregarding the accurate tracking ground fire and the low cloud ceiling, he
pressed the attack to destroy trucks, interdict approaches to the site and damage
the missile complex. Lieutenant McLeod's outstanding ability in accurately lo-
cating and verifying the missile complex enhanced the swift destruction of this
threat to our air superiority. The professional competence, aerial skill and
devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant McLeod reflect great credit upon himself
and the United States Air Force.

Mrs. Chas. L. Persons, St. Petersburg, Fla., has sold her home on 25th.
Avenue North and taken an apartment at the Plaza Fifth Avenue. Mrs. Persons
has been a patient at St. Anthony's hospital for some time but is now slowly
recuperating at her apartment. She hopes to be well enough to spend the holidays
with her family in Panama.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas M. Hunter, who are now residents of Pompano Beach were
guests of Mrs. Persons recently.

Mrs. Charles E. Smith (Shirly Persons) received a Certificate of Sustained
Superior Performance of duty as Travel Clerk, Transportation Division, Office
of Logistical Support Services, Corozal, Canal Zone. The award, also included
a check for $150.

The following appeared in the F.A.A. Western Region Federal Credit Union,
Los Angeles, Cal. "On the Cuff" with a picture of Virginia-ED.
Virginia ('Ridge') Dolim is back on the credit union scene and is again a
director on our Board.
Born in the Canal Zone, she grew up there and graduated from the Canal
Zone Junior College with an A.A. degree in Business Administration.

Virginia's husband, Henry, is an engineer at the Hughes Tool Co. in Culver
City. Son Henry, Jr., is a pilot in TAC at George AFB. Daughter Diane is in her
senior year at USLA and will graduate in March '68.
The Administrative Officer for the Air Traffic Division, Virginia has sixteen
years of government service behind her.
We're glad to have her aboard on the Board again.

Attorney W. Allen Sanders has been promoted to Assistant General Counsel
in the Panama Canal's Office of the General Counsel. He joins Attorney John A.
Cooper as an Assistant General Counsel.
He is a member and vice president of the Canal Zone Bar Association, and
secretary-treasurer of the Canal Zone Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Sanders is married and has six children.

E. L. Cotton, Acting Chief, Fire Division, pinned a fire lieutenant's badge on
Fred A. Mohl on his promotion from sergeant. Lieutenant Mohl was born in the
Canal Zone. His father, Charles A. Mohl, went to the Isthmus in 1905 and worked
with Maintenance Division and was in business in Colon. Mr. and Mrs .Mohl reside
in Balboa and have two sons: Kenneth, who is in Iran as a technician with the
United States Embassy there, and Steven, a student at St. Mary's School, Balboa.

Army Specialist Four David N. Boostroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald N.
Boostroom of Gaboa, C. Z., is participating in "Operation Francis Marion" in
Vietnam with his unit from the 4th Infantry Division.
A clerk in Headquarters and Service Battery, 6th Battalion of the division's
29th Artillery, his unit is conducting a search and destroy operation in the Viet-
Cong-infested Central Highlands. The operation is named for the famed "Swamp
Fox" of the American revolution.
Sp/4 Boostroom is a 1962 graduate of Balboa High School.

The following appeared in "Sun Coasting" St. Petersburg Times' Social
All the way from Gatun, Canal Zone came fan letter to Marjorie Hartman,
Florida Power home economist who does the cooking show on WEDU-TV .
Marjorie was surprised and thrilled when Mrs. James C. Gattis wrote she's
picked up our educational Channel 3 way down there, May 2.

Mrs. Sam McKenzie, Griffin, Ga. was the guest of Mrs. Ida Barlow, St.
Petersburg, Fla.

A large photograph of 83 year old Zella Fluharty and one of him taken during
his service with the Panama Canal 1905-1910 appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The article was written because Mr. Fluharty's grandson wrote an English compo.
sition about "My Most Unforgetable Character," which was his grandfather.
Jeff 12, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lett Clark Fluharty, Mt. Washington, Ohio.

Capt. Alvin L. Gallin, USN, new chief of the Panama Canal's Navigation
Division, arrived from New York to assume his new duties.
Captain Gallin succeeds Capt. Donald A. Dertien, USN, now Marine Director,
in the post of Navigation Division Chief.

Lt. Col. Robert J. Bradley, who was the commanding Officer of the U.S.
Army Hospital at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the new Director of Coco Solo Hospital
and reported for duty with the Canal Zone Health Bureau July 8. He succeeds
Lt. Col. Otis E. Bridgeford, who left the Isthmus.

The Gold Cross of "Honor and Merit," a Colon Fire Department decoration,
was presented to Panama Canal Transportation and Terminals Bureau Director
Capt. Axton T. Jones at a ceremony marking the 70th Anniversary of the Colon
Fire Department. The presentation was made by Col. Jose D. Bazan, Panama
Minister of Government and Justice and Commander in Chief of the Colon Fire
The Gold Cross of "Honor and Merit," one of the highest awards of the Fire
Department, was presented to Captain Jones in recognition of his unselfish serv-
ices to and valuable cooperation with the Colon Fire Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halliday of New Jersey were the house guests of Mr.
and Mrs. William Wahl of 520-B Manzanillo Place, Ancon. Mr. Halliday, who grew
up on the Isthmus is a graduate of the Class of 1937, Balboa High School. He left
the Isthmus that same year and is making his first visit back. The Hallidays have
two children, Dee, who is attending the Graduate School at the University of
Chicago and completing studies for a Master's degree, and Bob who is with the
Library of Congress in Washington, D. C.

William F. Simpson, a well-known former resident of Panama, who is pres-
ently Latin American representative of Royal Crown Cola International Ltd., has
returned to Panama to make his headquarters.
Simpson has been with the international soft drink company since 1960. He is
a graduate of Balboa High School, class of 1949, and received his bachelor of arts
degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. He also studied at the
Wharton School of Finance in Philadelphia. He is married to the former Jane
Mallan, who also is a former Panama resident. The Simpsons and their three
children will make their home in Los Verdes, Las Cumbres, where his father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Simpson lived for many years.

Word has been received from the Dean of the College of Engineering, the
University of Michigan, that Roger A. Hoenke ,son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman
Hoenke of Los Rios, Canal Zone, has been placed on the Dean's Honor List for
his high scholastic record.
Roger, presently a junior, is enrolled in the University's Aero-Space program.

The three sons of Judge and Mrs. John E. Deming of Ancon have returned to
the States to continue their studies. Bill Deming entered the University of Ne-
braska; Dennis at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and John L.
Deming, who received his Master's degree in chemical engineering in August,
is continuing his work on laser beams for a doctor's degree at the University of

Robert C. Walker, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Walker of Balboa
Heights, and his brother, James, returned on the SS Cristobal to the States to
continue their studies. Robert entered his senior year at Emory University, in
Atlanta, where he has been on the Dean's List and James will be a sophomore
at the University of Georgia.

The following was written by Mrs. Leida Kleefkens. ED.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. (Louie and Virginia Sanders) Kleefkens, of Margarita,
Canal Zone, were recent visitors of Mrs. Leida Kleefkens, Marie K. Fraser, and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Freudigmann, of Tampa during September.
Part of our vacation was spent on a motor trip thru nine states, visiting
relatives. We drove to Bennettsville, South Carolina, to spend a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Fraser and family (Marie's son Andy and daughter-in-
law); to Massey, Maryland for a drop-in with Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Smith, stopped
in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, for a few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
(Bud) Green (nee Marie Janet Fraser) and family. The last stop was in Red
Bank, New Jersey to visit Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Diaz and family (nee Edith
Sanders). Virginia hadn't seen her sister Edith for 11 years. Virginia's mother,
Mrs. Grace A. Sanders, of Margarita, Canal Zone was also visiting the Diaz's at
that time and they had one of their famous Sanders' gab-fests. After a very
pleasant visit we headed for Florida and home.
The Green's were in the process of moving to Ocala where Bud, (a Civil
Engineer) had been transferred with Corps of Engineers on the Barge Canal.

Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Orr, St. Petersburg, Fla., were guests of Capt. and Mrs.
Howard Johnson, Castine, Me. Capt. Johnson is Capt. of the Maine Maritime ship,
the old Ancon. Their son Jim after graduating from the Maine Maritime school
is in the Coast Guard doing Inspection work in Port Arthur, Tex.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Renz, Fairhope, Ala. spent several weeks visiting with
their children and families. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Witt (Carla) and three daugh-
ters, Paula, Lisa and Lore live in Chatham, N. J. Dr. and Mrs. Paul Renz and
their three children, Paul, Vicki and Nicholas recently moved to Norfolk, Va..
where Dr. Renz is Director of the Child Study Center at Old Dominion College.

Mrs. Ray Euper, Gretna, La. flew to Honduras to visit her daughter Jo Ann
who is in the Peace Corps located in Tegucgalpha, where Jo Ann is teaching
music at a school for the blind. Mrs. Euper met several members of the Peace
Corps and was most impressed with their dedication to the duties they had

Charlotte Kennedy is back in Red Cross working with the flood victims in the
Rio Grande valley, Texas. She went to Lafayette, La. to live with her daughter,
Dr. Praticia Rickels after spending several months with her son Edward Kennedy,
District Engineer Cristobal, C.Z. On her arrival in the U.S. the Red Cross urged
her to accept a volunteer assignment.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fuller have moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. where Joe
is selling New York Life Insurance.

Mrs. W. C. Webber, St. Petersburg, Fla. attended Expo '67; visited in Nova
Scotia and Martha Knoop, Hendersonville, N. C.

Capt. and Mrs. Chet Hill are now living in Castine, Me., where Capt. Hill is
an officer aboard the Maine Maritime ship.

The Diamond Jubilee Dinner of St. Vincent's School of Nursing was held at
the New York Hilton May 26th to celebrate the school's 75 year history. Miss
Isabelle O'Donovan Rossa, Class of 05 was the special guest of honor and was the
first one from the dais to be introduced.

Gene Frauenheim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerner E. Frauenheim of Balboa, who
passed his Certified Public Accounting examinations in North Carolina, has taken
a position with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Houston, Tex.
He was graduated from Balboa High School and attended Canal Zone College
for 2 years, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary fraternity. He
also received a Federal Accounting Scholarship for his second year at Canal Zone
College. Transferring to the University of North Carolina, he continued his major
in accounting and was selected for Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary business
Arthur Andersen & Co. is a consultant firm on the current Panama Canal tolls
studies and other Canal operations.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Reece returned to St. Petersburg after the summer
spent at their lake cottage in New Hampshire. The Reeces and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry L. Donovan made a trip in September to Quebec City, then to Montreal
to attend Expo 67. In Montreal, they were joined by Mrs. Nena McMillan and
Mrs. Geneva Stockham. The group traveled back to New Hampshire through
Vermont stopping to visit the Shelburne Museum.
Mrs. McMillan and Mrs. Stockham stayed for ten days in Wolfeboro, New
Hampshire, where Mr. and Mrs. C. Roland Jones, also of St. Petersburg, were
staying with Miss Lucille Jones. The fall foliage was at its peak and the visitors
made numerous small trips to the mountains and seashore to enjoy the scenery.
Mrs. McMillan and Mrs. Stockham then went to New York City for a brief visit
before returning to St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Ida Barlow of St. Petersburg and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Latimer of
Rhode Island were also visitors in New Hampshire during the past season.

One former Port Captain and two former Panama Canal pilots who retired
during the last three years are back on the Isthmus to help put ships through
the Canal.
They are Capt. Elmer G. Abbot, former Balboa Port Captain, Capt. Benjamin
L. Thomas, and Capt. William E. Thompson, both former Balboa pilots, who
arrived in the Canal Zone from their retirement homes in the United States.
It was the first time since during World War II that pilots had been rehired
for duty after their retirement.
The three former pilots were hired by the Canal for a three-month period to
work with regular Panama Canal pilots during a time when canal traffic is
averaging more than 40 ships a day. All three are taking on regular piloting work.
Captain Abbot, who left the Canal Zone in 1964 and has been making his
home in St. Petersburg, Florida, was the first civilian to be appointed Port
Captain in Balboa. He was a pilot on the Pacific side from 1939 until 1953 when
he was appointed Assistant Port Captain in Balboa. His appointment as Port
Captain came in 1963.
Captain Thomasi joined the Canal organization in 1939 and became a full
fledged pilot in 1944. He retired in 1964 and has been living in New Hampshire.
Captain Thompson retired from Canal service last August. He was employed
in 1939 and had worked as a pilot since 1941. He has been making his home in
Fort Lauderdale.

David J. Markun, who has been General Counsel for the Panama Canal
organization since April 1960, has accepted a position as a hearing examiner with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, an independent Federal regulatory
agency in Washington, D. C., it has been announced at Balboa Heights.
Markun left the Isthmus August 30 for Washington, D. C. He was joined there
by his family, who have been vacationing in Minnesota.
The Markuns have four children, Sybil, a graduate of Balboa High School,
who is entering Purdue University; Meredith, who plans to attend Woodrow
Wilson High School in the District of Columbia; and sons David and Paul.

TSGT John E. Schmidt, Jr. (Bill), Hq MACV (J-232), APO San Francisco 96222
wrote the following-ED.

Dear Mrs. Lockridge,
I arrived here in Saigon on the 18th of September and set about getting
briefed, housed and starting to work in my new job which is "Audiovisual
Technician" for Hq. US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. It should prove
to be a most interesting assignment and without a doubt the most challenging
in my 17 years in the Air Force. I cant say that we have all the better things
in life over here and being without my wife and five children for a year will
be very difficult to take, but it looks like the assignment will take up so much
of my time that I wont feel so sorry for my situation. When I do get to feeling
bad, I just stop a minute and remember th eother men that have nothing as.
compared to what I have. They have daily contact with the VC and here in
Saigon. it is just occasionally.

As I mentioned in my last letter. I am stationed with my brother-in-law -
Major Charles E. Gray the husband of my wifes sister Libby (Blitch) the daughter
of the former Superintendent of Gorgas. We work together in the same office and
of course this makes my tour here much more enjoyable. The first week I was
here I was walking down the hall of the Hq building and ran smack into Major
James Macoubray. Jim was a "part-time" Zonite and I believe he left the Zone
around 45 or 46. He would come back every summer to spend it with his folks.
His Dad worked for the Public Works Dept. over in Rodman. Jim went on to
college and got his commission and now is a Major and works for the Engineers
here at MACV. Last week my mother sent me the Sept. issue of the RECORD
and that is like getting several hundred letters from "home." I enjoy reading
your publication very much. I guess sentimentalist is what you would call me,
but I sure get a kick out of reading about my old friends and where they are
and how many children they have.
The day after I received the RECORD and read about Major Dick Abbott's
receiving the Commendation Medal, I was driving down the road at Tan Son
Nhut Air Base and "there he was." He had just arrived several days after I had
and needless to say old friends are a welcome sight over here.

Florence and Charlie Harrison were married 50 years, Nov. 28th. They were
married in the Union Church of Cristobal, and went to Balboa to live in 1917.
Many friends may remember the welcome they received when they came back
from their honeymoon. They were put on the stage in the old Balboa Clubhouse
and with hands tied behind their back were made to eat cold spaghetti this
was all due to the many pranks, Charlie Harrison had taken part in when others
married before him.

Mr. Harold A. Sosted, starting at the Area Manager Level and becoming
Youth Builder Branch Manager of the World Book organization, has retired after
14 years service. Mr. and Mrs. Sosted reside in Caldwell, N. J.

Dick Wright spent two months in Chile as a group leader of 10, for the
Experiment in International Living, Putney, Vermont. This is his second summer
with the Experiment having previously gone to India as a group member. The
first month was spent in the homes of Chilian families in Antofagasta. Touring
about 2,000 miles of the length of Chile proved very interesting. Dick did some
skiing in the Andes and took a trip to Bolivia on the highest railroad in the World.
He is studying toward a Doctorate in Business Administraton at the University
of Indiana.

Francis Sherlock, son of the late W. O. Thomas Sherlock, and Mrs. Sherlock,
Tampa, Fla. is now stationed at the American Embassy in Panama, R. de P.
as General Services Officer. He was graduated from Balboa High in 1933;
served in the Army Attache System from 1948 to 1964 in the Philippines, Greece,
Afghaniston and Chile. He retired from the U. S. Army with 30 years service
in 1964; In 1965 he joined the Foreign Service of Department of State and served
at the American Embassy Santiago, Chile until 1967.

When members of the Balboa High School class of 1936 decided to have a
class reunion recently, they didn't count on a mob scene. But everyone got into
the act and more than 60 who had graduated from Balboa High in the gay 30's
and their spouses, attended a cocktail buffet supper party in the Roosevelt Room
of the Tivoli Guest House.
The party was organized by William Violette and Mrs. Virginia Preston Wood,
both of Balboa. It was attended, not only by Balboa alumni who live in the Canal
Zone, but a number who were visiting the Isthmus from the United States and
several who make their home in Panama.

Mr. Walter Ross, Washington, D. C. gave a luncheon in August for a large
group of old timers at the Army and Navy Club. Speeches were made by Gov.
Thatcher; General Edgerton, P. Gaillard, Mrs. Aileen Gorgas Wrightsen, Captain
Duval and many others.

Mrs. Bill Hull and Mrs. Selma Huff, St. Petersburg, Fla. have returned to
Virginia for the holidays.

Mrs. Linnie Turner, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent her vacation in Memphis and
Knoxville, Tenn.

Mrs. A. C. Van Brocklin, is in a nursing home at 1835 West La Veta, Orange
Calif. She is 86 years old.

Mr. and Mrs. Emner C. Orr and daughters Carrie Lee and Kathy, Balboa,
C. Z. were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Orr, Newton, N. C., and their son
John. Miss Ruth Creasy, Auburn, Ala. and Mr. Richard Moser, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
were also guests. Mr. and Mrs. E. Beverly Turner, Newton, N. C. and their
daughters Koralee and Patty, had as guests Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Grady, Lakeland,
Fla. and Miss Lynne Zahner. The Turners and Earl Orrs held a picnic at Lake
Hickory, N. C. where Elmer related "Bajun" stories.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dorgan, Berlin, N. J. had a nice visit with their son, Bill,
Jr. and family this summer. Bill, Jr. was enroute from Venezuela to Amsterdam,
Holland and stopped off in New York for some necessary shopping. Of course
Elsie and Bill baby sat while the young ones shopped. Later all returned to
Berlin till flight time out of Kennedy Airport. Bill, Jr. has transferred to Holland
for. a tour of duty with Mobil Oil and expects to remain there for at least two
The Dorgans also had visits from Frank and Ann Cunningham, Pompano
Beach, Fla., Jack and Millie Larson, Daytona, Fla. and Rodney Morris and
family of Sun Valley, Calif. Rodney is the son of the former Cathrine Cain of
Balboa, C. Z.
The Dick and Juanita McConaugheys and two sons from Balboa, C. Z. also
visited for a spell and the gossip really flew.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meketa (nee Jackie Dorgan) have moved from Albu-
querque to Los Alamos, New Mexico where Mr. Meketas is employed by the
University of California. The Meketas have 4 sons in college, James a Junior at
Harvard University, Boston, Michael and Richard, twins, Sophomores at the
University of New Mexico, Anthony is a Freshman there and a Naval ROTC
cadet. Another son, Robert is a student at Los Alamos High School, and the
two youngest children, Tom and Becky are grade school students.

Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Frangione, Balboa, C. Z. were guests of their daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Pierce (Kay) and three daughters. Mr. Frangione
had retired from the C.Z. and they were on the way to Washington, D. C., where
he has accepted a position with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Pierce (Kay Frangione) and three daughters, Beaumont,
Texas, camped their way to California and back. In Garden Grove, Calif. they
saw Mr. and Mrs. Howard Garner (Margaret Zent) and 4 children. Margaret is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Zent, who have retired to Santa Fe, N.M.
The Pierces visited Mr. and Mrs. David Hoopes and his parents the E. W. Hoopes,
who have retired to Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Pierce, a graduate of the Citadel
is employed with E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc. in construction at the
Beaumont Works.

Tom Mann retired 2nd Mate with the United Fruit Co., after having made 3
trips to Panama requested a transfer to Viet Nam, where he is on a United Fruit
Refrigeration ship which supplies the various shopping lists sent in. His address
SS Ulua (MSTS) Army Post office No. 96238, San Francisco, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hackett, Raleigh, N. C. spent several weeks touring
Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the USSR, Poland, East and West Germany and

Mr. George Elliot, De Bary, Fla. called on Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wilhite, Or-
lando, Fla. Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wilhite worked at the Balboa Clubhouse together
for 10 years.

M/S Edward J. Mann, ret. with his wife (Jean Kieswetter) and 3 children
have returned from a tour in Germany and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Kieswetter, Gulf Port, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Schmidt of Pasadena, Md., former residents of
Pedro Miguel and Ancon, C. Z., had all three of their children as visitors this
summer. First to arrive were Mr. and Mrs. A. Dale Bishop (Jacqueline Schmidt)
of Los Rios, C. Z. and their two children, Mark, and Jeanne.

AF T/Sgt John, Jr. with his wife Patricia (Blitch) and five children, Dan,
Kathleen, Johnny, Tracey and Ruth Ann, arrived from the AF Academy in
Colorado Springs for a two week stay, at the end of which John drove his family
to Tallahassee Florida where they will reside with Pat's family, Colonel (Ret.)
Clifford G. Blitdh, MD, (Route 7, Box 490) for the next year while John is
stationed in Saigon.
Douglas C. Schmidt and his wife Sharon (Booth) of Corozal, C. Z. arrived
after a weeks stay in Tallahassee as the guests of the Blitchs and Schmidt Jrs.
During Douglas and Sharon's stay in Pasadena the K. R. A. Booths of Diablo,
C. Z. (Sharon's parents) visited with them, enroute from Europe where the
Booths toured several countries with the recently retired Ralph Shueys.
Also visiting the Sr. Schmidts at their home in Pasadena this summer were
the George M. Lowes, formerly of Pedro Miguel and Ancon and now residing in
Wilmington, Deleware, Mrs. Delta I. Sampsell, retired from Gorgas Hospital and
now residing in Frederick, Maryland, and Miss Edie Bishop, Bethesda, Md.
daughter of Mr. A. Dale Bishop.

Army Maj. Dale S. Cockle, son of George R. Cockle, Pharr, Texas, began the
10-month regular course at the Army Command and General Staff College, Ft.
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 18. Major Cockle received his B.S. degree in 1958 from
the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., and his M.S.E.E. degree in 1964
from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
Major Cockle and family have completed a tour of duty in Taiwan, China.

Mrs. Morton Thompson (Macel) Memphis, Tenn. wrote the following-ED.
We left the Canal Zone about a year ago, and it has been one of the busiest
years of my life, trying to get settled in our new home. It was impossible for
me to write Christmas cards last year and I regret that I have done so little
corresponding during the year, so I would appreciate it if you could include a
little news of us in the next edition of the RECORD.
Mort came to Memphis a month ahead of us and purchased a home, located
about a block from Audubon Park and near Mrs. H. L. Phillips, widow of Dr.
H. L. Phillips, formerly of the Canal Zone.
Cybele and Leroy Koontz were here last Fall before I arrived, so Mort took
them to see our new home. My mother, Mrs. A. W. Goulet was our first visitor
and she was here again in September for a visit while on her way to Alamogordo,
New Mexico, to visit my sister, Mary Zagone and family.
My brother, Leo Goulet with Carol and the girls, spent a few days here
during the summer and they seemed to like Memphis as much as we do. Leo
returned to Caracas ahead of his family, and in time to experience the terrible
earthquake there.
Other visitors were Ken and Rose Hellums from New Orleans, the Ned
Nevilles and Roy Sharps on their way back to the Canal Zone this summer. It
was fun seeing all of them and we hope others will visit us too.

J. L. H. Demers, Chief of the Panama Canal's Division of Storehouses, has
retired after more than 35 years' service with the U.S. Government-27 years of
that service with the Division of Storehouses.

He saved the Canal organization approximately $30,000 through his ingenuity
in rehabilitating and air-conditioning a store room used for the storage of
electrical material and supplies.
In recognition of his achievements, he was presented a Superior Service
Certificate signed by Gov. W. P. Leber, accompanied by a check for $150. The
presentation was made by L. A. Ferguson, Director of the Supply and Community
Service Bureau.
Mr. and Mrs. Demers will make their home at 149 Finland St., Berlin, N. H.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berger, and daughter Carol, and Mrs. Berger's sister
Mrs. Leo Goulet and two daughters, Beverly and Stephanie were dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beck, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Berger teaches Social
Studies at Cristobal High School. The Goulets are now in Caracas, Venezuela.
Mrs. Berger and Mrs. Goulet were formerly Beverly and Carol Ruoff.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Maedl, (Principal of Cristobal High School) spent a
short time with Mr. and Ms. Paul Beck, St. Petersburg, Fla. before returning
to the Zone.

Dr. A. Earle Gerrans of Diablo Heightes returned to the Isthmus following
a three week trip to Jamaica and the United States. Mrs. Gerrans, who ac-
companied her husband, has extended her visit in the States and will return to
her home at a later date.

Dennis T. Brome, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Brome of Gamboa, Canal
Zone, graduated from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida with a
degree in Education. Mr. Brome will continue his studies for his masters degree.

Col. and Mrs. D. K. Rogers (Edythe Wissiger) are now living in Colorado
Springs, Colo. Edythe spent an afternoon with Sue Ewing Bishop, Norma Evans
Harrington, Marion Lucas Mallory and Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Evans, who have
moved to Greeley, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Regan wish to be remembered to their many C. Z.,
friends. They have moved in with their children in Norwood, Ohio.

Mr. Edward H. Davidson, Silver Spring, Md. wrote that his wife is partially
bed ridden and they have moved in ith their daughter. He is 85 and Mrs.
Davidson was the first American school teacher who opened the first school on
the Zone, Jan. 2, 1906. She went to the Zone in 1905 and married Mr. Davidson
Nov. 25, 1909 at Corozal.

- Mrs. Annie Drake, Newburgh, N. Y. celebrated her 86th birthday and says
she is still going strong.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widell, Tampa, Fla. spent some time at their cottage,
Boone, N. C. and attended the Shrine Convention in Washington, D. C.

Major and Mrs. Carl A. Widell and family are now living in Ft. Leavenworth,
Kas., where Carl is attending Army Staff and Command College. Major Widell
recently returned from Viet Nam.

Robert W. Widell is attending Stanford University taking graduate courses
preparatory to a Doctorate in Political Science, emphasis on Latin America. He
spent the past year at the U. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a Fulbright scholar.
He was awarded an all expense scholarship to Stanford.

While T/Sgt. John E. Schmidt (Bill) was stationed at the USAF Academy in
Colo. he ran into many ex zonites. On the way there he and his family visited
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elmendorf (Fran Dwyer) in Illinois, where Bill is a high
school teacher. At the Academy he saw Gladys (Page) Columbine, while waiting
for a plane Richard Zeeck walked in and he learned that Joyce and her family
lived near them. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hatchett dropped in and told them that
Helen Edwards Magan lived in Pueblo, Colo. When John and his son went to
visit Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mundell (Joyce Zeeck) and to pheasant hunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Win. Zeeck, La Mesa, Tex., Charles and family were there.
He was at the Officer's Club to congratulate Butch Zent on his commissioning
and graduation and in walked Maj. George Bull, Martha and the entire Zent
family. When the hats were thrown into the air at the graduation exercise. Bill
was able to retrieve one for Mrs. Zent. He gave Lt. Zent his first salute as a
commissioned officer.
On a trip to the East coast he visited Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burdeau. Jack and
Richard Croco are in business together as cabinet makers in Md. On a bus near
the Pentagon John sat down beside Bob Haeddaeus.

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Zierten, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent several weeks visiting
in Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kleasner, St. Petersburg, Fla. flew to Seattle, Washing-
ton where they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zimmerman (Jeanene Kleasner)
and 2 children.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hamilton, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, visited the Jorstads in
Waynesville, N. C. and talked to Esther Hodges on the phone. After leaving their
daughter Kay at N. W. Missouri State College for her senior year they stopped
to see Mr. and Mrs. Al Ruoff, Jefferson City, Mo. Robert Hamilton has returned
from Viet Nam and he and his family are stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla.

Army Private First Class Gordon L. Sanders, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell
S. Sanders, of Balboa, C. Z. was assigned to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in
Vietnam July 20.
Pvt. Sanders, a rifleman, is assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion of the
Brigades's 1st Infantry.
He graduated in 1963 from Cristobal High School, Coco Solo, C. Z.

The many friends of Mildred Randall, West Palm Beach, Fla. and the
late Jack C. Randall, former Chief Housing Manager of the Canal Zone, will be
pleased to learn their son, Jack, Jr. has been accepted in the San Francisco
Theological Seminary of the United Presbyterian Church. Jack was born in
Gorgas Hospital and was educated on the Canal Zone, a graduate of Cristobal
High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Carnegie Tech, in Pennsyl-
vania; majored in Dramatics and played in summer stock for several seasons.
After three years of study he will be ordained.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Metzgar are now in their new home at 237 Sovrano
Road, Venice, Fla. 33595, not too far from Tom and Ethel Fels. Mr. Metzgar re-
tired from Atlantic Locks at Gatun. Mrs. Metzgar and her daughter, Norine,
came to Florida earlier and lived in Kissimmee with Mrs. Peggy Hotz, another
former Zonite, while Norine completed her senior year at Kissimmee High School.
Norine in now attending Prospect Hall Business College in Fort Lauderdale.
Ilse and Andrew's son, Army PFC Andrew J. Metzgar, who was last stationed
at Hunter Liggett Military Reservation in Jolon, Cal., was home on a month's
leave and is now assigned to the 169th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.

Mrs. Curtis H. Bliss (Emily) of Eau Gallie, Fla., music instructor at Rock-
ledge Elementary School, has won a scholarship to attend the Florida Interna-
tional Music Festival in Daytona Beach.
Chosen as one of the outstanding public school teachers of musical ability
throughout the United States, she will participate as a cellist in the Festival
orchestra, an adjunct to the London Symphony, during its summer visit in
Mrs. Bliss will also receive personal instruction from the artists of the
London Symphony. She is a member of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra where
she plays first chair cello.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Knox of Balboa, had a surprise when Dorothy's
brother, Charles P. Harrison, Jr. of Garland, Texas rang their doorbell. Charles,
on account of his ability to speak spanish so fluently, was sent to Argentina on
a business trip for his company, Collins Radio in Texas. He planned his return
trip to include a stopover in Balboa to visit members of his family and renew
friendships. This was Charles first visit back to the C. Z. in 14 years.

Mrs. Era L. Greene and daughter, Miss Peggy Lee of Anniston, Ala., spent
a week in Mobile, Ala. visiting historical places of interest and later drove to
Tallahassee where they were guests of Percy and Maude Lawrance, former
While in Mobile they called on other Gatunites, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Thomas.
Their daughter, Ginger, home for the summer vacation was teaching and in-
structing a class in swimming. Ginger, who was the recipient of one of the
College Club Scholarships when she graduated from Cristobal High School, has
been on the Dean's list at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she
is now in her junior year.

Mrs. Thomas N. Peregoy (Carole Walker), a recent bride, made a stop over
in Decatur, Ga. to visit her sister, Mickey, and family, Mr. and Mrs Martin F.
Fitzgerald, en route to her new home in Richmond, Va. Her husband, Tom, who
completed his military with the U.S. Navy on Sept. 20, joined his bride in
Richmond and has gone into business with his father. The young couple are at
home to their friends at 2542 Hungary Spring Road, Richmond, Va. 23229.
While in Decatur, Carole learned that her brother-in-law, who had served
in the U.S. Army, was re-enlisting as an Army Lieutenant and planned to make
it his career. Lt. Fitzgerald is presently stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. His wife,
Mickey Walker, who has been a secretary at the Federal Reserve Bank in
Atlanta for several years, and their children, will remain in Decatur until he is
permanently assigned'.

Mrs. Storer Everett, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent several months visiting rela-
tives in Ohio, Indiana, and Penn. She returned via Williamsburg, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Paolucci, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone occupied the home
of Capt. and Mrs. E. G. Abbott St. Petersburg, Fla. for a fall vacation. They'
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brodie Burnham, Tarpon Springs, Fla. for a few

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Simpson (Eloise Monroe) after a world tour and a visit
in the Canal Zone are at home to their many friends at 1641 Canyonwood Court,
Apt. 7, Walnut Creek, Calif.

Miss Caroline Hunt, St. Petersburg, Fla. was a guest of Becky Kendall and
Ann Alnut, Washington, D. C. She later visited Mrs. J. C. Myrick, Raleigh, N. C.
and while she was a guest of Miss Claude Aycock, Rocky Mount, N. C. Roger
Hackett, Raleigh, N. C. went to see them.

Joel Esslinger, Oklahoma City, Okla. was the guest of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Houston Esslinger, St. Petersburg, Fla. in the fall.

Mrs. R. M. Huls (Beth Lockridge) is teaching first grade in the new Alameda
school in North Palm Beach, Fla.



Held at the Rod & Gun Club, St. Petersburg, Florida, August 9, 1967
President Banan called the August meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida to order at two o'clock. Mr. Banan led the Society in the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag. Before the Invocation, Mr. Dewey Goodwin, acting Chap-
lain, suggested that the Society devote a few minutes in silent prayer in memory
of deaths since the July meeting and for those who are ill. Eighty-two members
and visitors were present at the meeting.
Mrs. Jack Willison from Tampa (formerly from Balboa) stood when her
name was called by the Recording Secretary and was welcomed by the Society
and by President Banan.
After the close of the business meeting another visitor, Alan Ford, visiting his
family in St. Petersburg, chatted with many old friends. Mr. Paul Warner, a
member from Bradenton was also present at the meeting. A belated welcome to
Mr. Ford and Mr. Warner who missed the official recognition for visitors and
The minutes of the July meeting were read by the Recording Secretary. As
there were no corrections, the Minutes were approved as read.
After having sent five notices for 1967 dues, Mrs. Judd reported dropping 85
members as delinquent. A few 1968 dues are now coming in.
Current newts, both locally and from her correspondence was reviewed by
Mrs. Judd--details of this news will appear in the December RECORD. Names
of deaths were read; the obituaries will appear in the RECORD. A thank you
note had been received from Mrs. Frank Hohmann. Mrs. Hohmann leaves soon
for a visit with her family in the north. Other northbound visitors are the Ernest
Kieswetters who had left for New England and Mrs. Eva Cole who left August 12
for family visits in Ohio and Pennsylvania. An unexpected phone call to Mrs.
Judd from Mr. Leonard Stark in Colorado brought news from that section of
the country-"a wonderful place to live" to quote Mr. Stark. A letter of interest
was read from Vice-President Howard, vacationing in Maryland with his family.
The Howards enjoyed a pleasant trip north; Mr. Howard visited the "old school"
and renewed acquaintances with many old school mates. He also sent clippings
concerning the new Treaty between the United States and Panama. Other cor-
respondence on the subject of the Treaty was reviewed by Mrs. Judd.
Mr. Lockridge had nothing to report on pending legislation.
Happy Birthday was sung to Mrs. Dot Dworak and to Mr. Anthony Ruffo
wiho will be 88 on August 10--and a regular member in attendance at the Society
meetings; Mrs. Judd reported on other August birthdays-Henry Falk, Charles
Calvit, Ike Metzger, Maurice Thatcher, Al Forsstrom, W. L. Hersh, and Ernest
Kieswetter. Congratulations to the following on anniversaries-The A. B. Fors-
stoms, E. M. Kieswetters, G. C. Lockridges and the Sam Deavours.
President Banan reopened the discussion which had been brought to the floor
at the July meeting concerning possible discontinuance of the July and August
meetings because of the heat. He informed the Society that the Executive Com-
mittee after investigating the Gulfport Community Center had unanimously agreed
to recommend changing the meeting place of the Society to the airconditioned
Gulfport auditorium, effective February 1, 1968. Meetings would be held on the
first Friday of every month at 1:30 P.M. As an airconditioned meeting place
would nullify the only reason for eliminating July and August meetings, President
Banan asked if a member would retract the tabled motion carried over from the
July meeting. Questions concerning adequate parking space at Gulfport were
satisfactorily answered. Mr. Goodwin made the motion to table indefinitely the

motion concerning disbanding for the summer months. The motion was seconded
by Mr. McKeown. President Banan reviewed the policy of the Rod and Gun Club;
the monthly charge had been raised from the original $17.50 a month to $25 and
then to $30. The Gulfport auditorium would cost only $15 a month-with air-
conditioning. Mr. Hanners made a motion for the Society to move to Gulfport;
the motion was seconded by Grace Browne. Mrs. Judd then read the letter which
she had received from the Gulfport Community Center. President Banan asked
if there were any objections to making the proposed change; there were none
and the vote was unanimous in favor of making the change to Gulfport. Busses
1 and 2 have regular schedules to the Gulfport Community Center.
After the business meeting was adjourned, the refreshment Committee (Mrs.
Erna Hower, Mrs. Martin Nickle, and Mrs. Lee Trower) served coffee and

The September meeting of The Panama Canal Society of Florida was held at
The Rod & Gun Club on the thirteenth. Seventy-four members and visitors were
present. President Banan called the meeting to order at two o'clock. After the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, led by the President, a few minutes of silence
was observed in memory of deaths since the August meting. Acting Chaplain,
Mr. Dewey Goodwin, gave the Invocation.
The Society welcomed the following visitors and members who have been
absent for some time as their names were called by the Recording Secretary:
Mrs. Raymond E. Minnix St. Petersburg absent from meetings for
nearly a year.
Mr. Edwin C. Jones Balboa, Canal Zone.
Mr. R. C. Deavours Ormond Beach, Florida.
Mr. Sam Deavours St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. Stan Specht La Boca, Canal Zone.
Capt. Henry Majilton St. Petersburg absent for some time.
The minutes of the August meeting were read by the Recording Secretary.
There were no corrections to the Minutes.
Mrs. Judd reported on the progress of many friends who are currently Ul1
'Members (were happy to learn of those who were now out of the hospital and
hope for a speedy recovery for all who are ill. After her summary to the Society
on deaths, she was informed of the death of Hulda Blomquist, St. Petersburg.
Many letters were read with informative news of travels, address changes, cur-
rent family activities and miscellaneous information of interest. All personal
items of interest will appear in the December RECORD. The name, Ted Scott,
brings memories to many ex-Zonians: Mrs. Judd stated that his familiar voice
could be heard daily from Cairo on the noon NBC Broadcast.
Miss Helen Dudak, Orlando, Florida, writes that she is interested in obtaining
Royal Doulton and figurines.
Comments and suggestions continue to come in regarding the proposed
Treaty between the United States and Panama. Panama, however, is dissatisfied
with the current draft of the three new treaties so further negotiations are in
progress. An anonymous phone call to Mrs. Judd asked, "What is your Society
doing about the Treaty?" Again, although as individuals, we may not approve,
as a Society we are not a political group and therefore can take no official stand
on the pros and cons of this Treaty.

"Best Wishes" cards from some members attending EXPO 67 were reaa.
A note from Mrs. John A. Golden, Boston, Massachusetts, stated she probably
would visit with IRod Ely in Florida this coming winter.
Mrs. Judd read a list of September birthdays of interest: Mrs. Charlotte
Laurie, Keith Kelley, Mrs. Jessie Grimison, Cecil Banan, Mrs. B. T. Yocum,
R. B. Potter, Mrs. Ruth Baltozer all of Florida; Mrs. Jessie Foresstrom, Rhode
Island. The G. C. Lockridges, now vacationing in Iowa, will help in the celebra-
tion of the 85th birthday of Mrs. Virginia Barker, mother of Mrs. Lockridge.
Congratulations on the following anniversaries: The Bud Eslers, Art Griers, and
Perc Grahams, Florida, and William Gaudettes, Massachusetts.
Mrs. Judd showed an interesting picture in the Spillway of the 1936 Reunion.
Sixty attended the reunion.
President Banan asked those who had had birthdays since the August meeting
to stand. Happy Birthday was sung to Mrs. John Barbour, Keith Kelley, Mrs.
Dorothy Hanners, and Mr. Bissell.
Governor Maurice H. Thatcher in talking with Mr. Keith Kelley asked to be
remembered to members of the Society and in particular to Mrs. Judd.
President Banan announced that the Nominating Committee had selected
Mr. G. C. Lockridge for the position of Vice President of the Society.
As there was no unfinished business and no new business to be brought up,
a motion was made to adjourn at 2:45 p.m.
Coffee and doughnuts were served by the Refreshment Committee.

President Banan called the October llth meeting of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida to order at two o'clock. After the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag, led by the President, Chaplain Ross Cunningham gave the Invocation. The
following visitors and members absent from the regular meetings for some time
stood as their names were called by the Recording Secretary and were welcomed
by the Society:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schnell St. Petersburg absent for some time.
Miss Mary L. Stakelum St. Petersburg after a long absence from meet-
ings, all were happy to see Miss Stakelum again.
Mrs. Agnes Thurgood St. Petersburg absent for some time.
Miss Lucy Bates back to St. Petersburg after an extended stay in Europe.
Mrs. Gladys Humphrey Sarasota.
Mrs. Elma Albus her father, Fred Holbrook, was an engineer in the con-
struction days of the Canal.
Mr. Carl Widell Tampa recently returned from a ten-week trip to
Panama Canal Zone.
Mrs. Frances Compton Tampa.
President Banan personally welcomed the visitors and members of the
Society. Sixty-six were present at the meeting.

The Minutes for the September meeting were read by the Recording Secre-
tary. There were no corrections.

Mrs. Judd reported on deaths of members and friends since the September
meeting. Details will appear in the December RECORD.

Current news of interest was reviewed by Mrs. Judd. Cards received from
traveling members often include "Best Wishes" to all members of the Society.
Members were informed of changes of addresses which will also appear in the
ANNUAL ISSUE a new name for the YEAR BOOK which will be mailed in
November to members. Names of new members and one resignation were read.
A very interesting letter from Mr. Shrapnel, Seal Beach, California, gave the
original derivation of the name Shrapnel. An amusing incident was read from an
article in the Crossroads whereby Harry Dockery after having difficulty in
cashing a Travelers Check with normal routine references succeeded by pre-
senting his Elks card! A long letter to the Shedlocks in St. Petersburg from their
son in the Canal Zone revealed that many are still trying to block the proposed
new treaties between Panama and the United States. Many hope that a Liberty
Lobby will have some effect on Congress. Some northern members who make
Florida their winter home are beginning their annual trek to the Sunshine State.
Mr. C. W. Kilbey, retired and living in Aiken, South Carolina, is currently re-
ported to be writing a book. Mrs. Judd also reported on an advertisement she
read concerning a great need for ship pilots, particularly for the Panama Canal
Zone. High salaries, fringe benefits, and a vivid picture of life in the Tropics
were emphasized in an attempt to attract pilots.

Happy Birthday was sung to the following: Betty and Buck Lockridge,
Gladys Humphreys, Marie Wolf, Betty Walston, Maude Kelley, Mrs. Dow Walker,
Mrs. Charles Persons, and Leslie Lord.
Mrs. Martin Nickel reported to Mrs. Judd that Adrian Webb, Bristol, Maine,
was very ill as a result of a serious operation.
Many members and friends enjoyed seeing Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lord, Mrs.
Selma Huff, Mrs. Margaret Peterson, Mrs. Lennie Turner and Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Morris of Lutz who are not always able to attend the monthly meetings.
Mr. Lockridge stated that he had nothing to report on legislation.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:05.

Coffee and doughnuts were served by the Refreshment Committee Mrs. Lee
Trower, Mrs. Erna Hower, and Mrs. Martin Nickel, who recently returned from
an extended vacation.

Respectfully Submitted

Margaret Ward, Recording Secretary



As I said last year the hurricanes treated us kindly, and again this year, for
which we are truly grateful-
Many have come our way and we have enjoyed their visits, and better still
some have spent the summer in the Tampa Bay area.
The "Annual Issue," which the Post Office have asked us to use in the future
replacing the Year Book, is at the printers at the present time, and should be
in the mail very early in November. There are many changes, so look carefully
at each address, to be sure, and look at your own name and address, and if
there is any error please drop me a past card. Of course it is almost impossible
to have it perfect, but we have come as close to perfection as is humanly possible.
The Annual Issue is coming out early in order for members to have the
changes of address for their Xmas cards this has really placed a hardship
on the officers because so many changes have come in since the closing date,
although I did keep it open for several more days. If you do not see your change
of address in the regular listing it is because it was received too late for insertion.
As of now dues have been paid as follows:
1967 2043 1970 10 1973 1
1968 272 1971- 3
1969 23 1972 2
Blood Bank
1967 497 1968 15 1969 2
Many thanks to those who have paid in advance it saves a long wait in the
line at the Reunion.
Do have a nice Thanksgiving, Xmas, and New Year then comes the
Reunion and we hope that you will be with us.
Mr. J. Stanley Crafts, Jr. a former asst. manager at the Soreno is now
Manager, and we are so happy to have him back I assure you that things
will be handled in a much different manner Mr. Crafts is a wonderful person,
and his one ambition is to bring the Soreno back as it was in the past. He is a
person to whom one can expect to have everything done to the best of ones
ability, and his ideas are always for the best. He is planning a wonderful
luncheon that will be worth the $3.00 charged. We are looking forward to these
two days, and I know that you will not be disappointed. The room reservations
will remain the same for us, although rates will have increased to bring the
hotel up to standard the same as other hotels. At normal times, always, the
service has been excellent, and with the exception of last year when it was not
known whether the hotel would be at our disposal conditions were not good.
I would like to remind you about DUES In the future as in the bast a
membership for the period July thru December must also include the dues for
the following year that is one and one-half years or $6.00. NO MEMBERSHIP
ANOTHER YEAR. DUES are from January thru December one year $4.00, or
July thru December and January thru December Total $6.00.

I have something else to inform you concerning dues -
Members have written in asking WHY Society dues notices are not sent out
in January Approximately 1,600 members send in their dues without a reminder
- however a reminder is sent to those who have not sent in their dues before
May first.
There is no need to send out notices when the March Record reminds those
who have not paid their dues. TOO Mail rates are high 5 cents to send your
notice and then 5 cents to send your card. This seems unnecessary, especially
since one pays other dues in January or February. Some have said "this is the
first notice I have received." This can be explained First, no notice is sent
when dues are paid on time Second many are gift memberships and the
gift is for ONE YEAR ONLY From there on it is up to the person receiving
the gift membership.
When you leave your present address and mail is returned to the Society
with a forwarding address, it is impossible to know if you have moved perm-
anently, or are only away for a short time.
Please advise the Secretary at once of any change in your address. As of
NOW no Record or Annual Issue will be re-mailed, unless a change of address
is received from the individual. These Records are returned and the Society must
pay for return postage which is not necessary. You know you will be away
at the time the RECORD is being mailed please consider us and let us know
The 1968 Reunion will be at the Soreno as usual only 300 tickets for the
luncheon will be sold so get your luncheon reservations in at once. If you
find dt impossible to attend after making a reservation a refund will be issued.
Dates January 9 and 10 Tuesday and Wednesday Business meeting the
9th Luncheon the 10th at 12:30 this gives those who drive home an op-
portunity to get home before dark.
ROOM SINGLE $ 8.00 plus 3% tax. ) These rates ar eSpecial for the
DOUBLE $12.00 plus 3% tax. ) Panama Canal Society of Florida.
New memberships not in the year book since they arrived too late will be
in this RECORD.
The Regular December meeting will be held at the Rod and Gun Club on
December 13th. 2:00 P.M.
Please don't forget that the February meeting will be held in Gulfport at the
Gulfport Community Center auditorium, 5730 Shore Blvd. South. on the FIRST
FRIDAY of each month The FIRST MEETING will be held FEBRUARY 2,
1968 1:30 P.M. Note the change of time and day. Take busses 1 and 2 from
Williams Park in St. Petersburg. This is a lovely airconditioned building and
you will enjoy this meeting place very much.
Lucille S. Judd Secretary Treasurer



Mrs. Charlotte J. Wood, 91, widow of the late Joseph C. Wood, a construction
day employee died August 22 in Los Altos, California.
A member of a well known Canal Zone family, Mrs Wood went to the Isthmus
during construction days in 1907 to join her husband, was was employed in the
Paymaster's office. She came with three children. Five others were born in the
Canal Zone.
The Woods made their first home in one of the construction towns along the
"line" and moved, house and all, to Ancon, after the Canal was completed. From
1907 to 1964, when she left to make her home with her daughter in California,
Mrs. Wood visited the United States only one time. This was in 1939, when the
family made a trip on the new SS Panama.
After her husband's death many years ago, Mrs. Wood continued to live on
the Isthmus until 1964.
Of her eight children, only three survive. They are Mrs. Clara Neville of Los
Altos, Mrs. Anita Jones of Oswego, New York, and a son William Wood, of
St. Petersburg, Florida. Only one member of the family, a granddaughter, Mrs.
Beverly Neville Fawcett, still lives in the Canal Zone.
Memorial services were conducted in Los Altos, Calif.

Josephine C. Lenow, 78, passed away (Sept. 24, 1967), resided at 5930 10th St.
N., St. Petersburg, Fla. having come here 12 years ago from the Panama Canal
Zone. Mrs. Lenow is survived by her sister ,Mrs. Helen Kelley, Shrewsbury, N. J.;
a brother, Howard J. Carr, St. Petersburg; several nieces and nephews.

Charles H. Bath, Jr., well known resident of Margarita, C. Z. and an em.
ployee of the Panama Canal Maintenance Division, died in Coco Solo Hospital
following a long illness.
Mr. Bath went to the Isthmus with his parents when he was a small child
and had lived there ever since.
He was active in community affairs on the Atlantic side and helped organize
and direct baseball, little league, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel G. Bath, of Margartia; three sons,
Wayne R. Bath of Stanford, Conn.; Frederick J. Bath, of Curundu, and Charles
H. Bath III, of Charleston, Miss.; a daughter, Mrs. Christine A. Nunez, of
Margarita. He is also survived by three granddaughters; his father Charles H.
Bath, Sr. a retired employee of the Division of Sanitation, who lives in Gamboa.

Brigadier General Frandis K. Newcomer, 77, who served as Governor of the
Canal Zone from 1948 to 1952, died in Houston, Texas.
Governor of the Panama Canal from May 20, 1948, to May 26, 1952, he was
Engineer of Maintenance for four years before being nominated as Governor by
President Harry S. Truman. Ex-Governor Newcomer and his wife were among
honored guests present for the 1964 ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of
completion of the Canal.

He was born in Bryon, Illinois, September 14, 1889.
In October 1949, Governor Newcomer, after 40 years of military service,
resigned from active Army duty.
He was a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the
Army-Navy Country Club of Washington.
He is survived by his widow, the former Mary Roberts, and by two sons,
Francis K. and Thomas Roberts Newcomer, and a daughter, Mrs. Jack L. Wyche.
The former governor made his home at 524 South Vandiver Road, San An,
tonio, Texas.

Hulda Blomquist, 79, 4318 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla. died (Sept. 16,
1967). Born in Sweden, she came here 14 years ago from New York City. She
was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, New York; Community Covenant
Church, St. Petersburg. Surviving are her husband, Arvid, St. Petersburg; a
daughter, Mrs. Edward J. Brady, Tampa.

Arthur McGown, old time Panama Canal employee, died in Four Palms
Hospital, Inglewood Cal., on Sept. 5, 1967 after a long illness.
He was born in New York City on July 10, 1879. He attended schools and
college in New York and entered the Canal Zone service on August 5, 1905 as a
clerk in the Div. of Civil Administration.
He advanced to Deputy Collector of Revenues under Col. Tom M. Cooke
who was head of the departments of Posts, Customs, Lands, Revenues and
He retired Sept. 2, 1913 and went to San Francisco and was employed by the
Harbor Department at Oakland for several years. He then changed to a secretary
position with the firm of Mineral Separation Co .where he remained till his
He was a six year member of the Society of the Chagres and earned the
Roosevelt medal with three bars for his 8 years in the Canal Construction. Also,
a personal citation from Gov. R. L. Metcalfe for his excellent performance of duty.
SHe was preceded in death by his wife.
Written by J. W. Tannehill Pasadena, Calif.
from C.Z. records.

Mrs. Thelma L. Henley, nee Thelma Fayard, passed away May 29, 1967, at
Oschner's Clinic, New Orleans, La., following a short illness.
Mrs. Henley attended Canal Zone schools, and was a graduate of Balboa
High School. She was a member of the Canal Zone Rainbow Girls, and a Past
Worthy Matron, Bay Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
In addition to her husband, Paul R. Henley, Sr., she is survived by two sons,
Paul R. Henley, Jr., and Roddy B. Henley, one daughter, Robin Lynn, and two
granddaughters, all of Waveland, Miss. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs.
W. R. Fayard, Sr., two sisters, Mrs. Irma Wicks and Mrs. Gloria Mihacevich of
Pensacola, Fla., and a brother, W. R. Fayard, Jr.

Lloyd Stanley Carrington, L.L.B., M.B.E., barrister, community leader and
faithful churchman, died August 26, 1967, 2 weeks before his 86th birthday, in
Gorgas Hospital.
At Dr. Carrington's bedside was his son, Ralph O. Carrington, who flew in
from the Bronx, N. Y., where he resides. Surviving him also are a daughter,
Miss Edna Carrington, of Barbados; and two sisters, Miss Ellen Carrington and
Mrs. Maude Haynes, both of Barbados.
Dr. Carrington was a widower.
He was born in Barbados, British West Indies, September 8, 1881. After private
schooling he became headmaster of an elementary school in Santa Maria.
He went to Panama to work for the Isthmian Canal Commission and several
years later went to the United States, where he studied law at Howard University
in Washington, D. C. He was admitted to the Canal Zone Bar on October 6, 1915.

John Mayo Purvis, Sr., a machinist who retired in 1947 from the Panama
Canal's old Mechanical Division, died July 26 in Alexandria, Virginia. He was
born in Robersonivlle, N. C. March 20, 1885.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen L. Purvis, a daughter, Mrs. Robert R.
McGhee of Lorton, Virginia, two sons, John Mayo Purvis, Jr., of Balboa, Canal
Zone, and Claude W. Purvis of Atlanta, Georgia, and 10 grandchildren.
Mr. Purvis ,was a 50-year member of Stonewall Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Rober-
sonville, North Carolina and Scottish Rite and Shrine Bodies in New Bern, North
Carolina. He was a life member of the International Machinists Union and a
member of the Del Ray Baptists Church in Alexandria.

Winchell T. Pennock, 65, 2740 56th Way N., St. Petersburg, Fla., died (Aug.
26, 1967). He was born in Houston, Tex. and came here eight years ago from the
Panama Canal Zone. He was a retired automobile machinist for civil service;
member of Sojourners Masonic Lodge, Canal Zone; BPOE Lodge 5042, Canal
Zone: Panama Canal Society. He is survived by his wife, Ann; one son, Winchell
T. Jr. a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Pic, all of St. Petersburg.

Dr. William H. Grant, 77, former District Dentist in Ancon and a long time
resident of the Canal Zone, died in St. Mary's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri,
August 8.
A graduate of the Louisville College of Dentistry, Dr. Grant practiced dentis-
try in the Canal Zone from 1917 to 1964 most of this time as district dentist in
Ancon. Both he and Mrs. Grant, who died June 14 in St. Louis were well known
on both sides of the Isthmus.
Surviving are his son, William Grant III, now living in St. Louis, and four

Robert Lee Malone, 57, of Balboa, a water system operator at the Panama
Canal's Miraflores filtration plant, died at Gorgas Hospital, Sept. 19.
He was born in Cisco, Texas, January 1, 1910.

He was a Past Master of Isthmian Lodge A.F. & A.M., Ancon, and was active
in the Scottish Rite bodies. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a Shriner.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Malone of Balboa; two daughters,
Mrs. Linda Mazerolle of Fort Gulick and Miss Marjorie Malone of Alexandria,
Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Beverfield and Mrs. Esther Gilmore, both of San
Antonio, Texas, and two grandsons.

William J. Kilmurray, ninety-three. 32 Pimlico Ave., retired railroad em-
ployee, died in Salamanca District Hospital, N. Y. (July 23, 1967) after a short
He was born March 21, 1874 in Armot, Pa.
During construction of the Panama Canal, he had been employed as a loco-
motive engineer by the United States Government from 1907 to 1914.
He was one of the oldest members of the Erie Veterans Assn. He also was a
member of the Panama Canal Zone Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Schultz, at home; two sons, Edward
J. Kilmurray of Edwardville, Ill., and Thomas Kilmurray of Elkdale.

John Allison Cummins, 79, of 700 N. Lea, Rosswell, N. M., died August 14,
in a Roswell hospital.
From 1923 to 1949, he was the lock supervisor at the Panama Canal. In
January, 1950, he went to Roswell to retire.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ennis, had been a member
of the Masonic Bodies since 1913 and was a life Tanneyhill Lodge No. 52, AF&AM.
In addition, he was a member of Lodge No. 969 B.P.O.E., and a life member of
the Dallas Hella Shrine Temple, Dallas Consistory.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kate C. James,
Houston, Tex.

Mrs. Grace Norris Jackson, 82, of Santa Clara, R. de P., who went to the
Isthmus as a nurse during Canal construction days, died at Gorgas Hospital, Sept.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Blue Rapids, Kansas.
She was married in 1912 to the late John James Jackson, who was general
manager of the Cristobal Commissary until 1921 and then resigned to operate
the Jackson Steam Laundry on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus until his death
in 1943.
Mrs. Jacksbn was an active member of the Inter-American Women's Club
and was a member of the Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson Koepke, wife of Capt.
L. L. Koepke, USN, retired, of Santa Clara, and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Eloisa Murray, 75, died at Coco Solo Hospital Sept. 6, 1967.
She was the widow of James Henry Murray, who was an employee of the
Canal organization until he retired. He died in 1960.

She was born in Costa Rica and had been a resident of the Canal Zone since
Mrs. Murray is survived by an only daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hanna,
wife of Parker Hanna, of Margarita; and by three grandchildren: James Hanna
of Seattle, Wash., Max Hanna of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Elizabeth Neal of
Torrance, Calif.

Thomas R. Murphy, 44, who was employed as administrative assistant in the
Panama Canal License Section, died October 1st in Gorgas Hospital after a brief
Mr. Murphy, who was born in Boston, Mass., had been working in the Canal
Zone since 1945. He resided in Diablo Heights.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Eloise Murphy, who works in the Accounting
Section of Gorgas Hospital; his mother, Mrs. Michael Murphy, of Boston.

John Franklin Stephenson, 53, Admeasurer of Margarita, was found dead in
his home August 30, 1967.
Mr. Stephenson was born December 17, 1913, in Wilburton, Oklahoma, and
went to the Isthmus in 1941.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary C. Stephenson; three sons, John F.
Stephenson, Jr. of Portland, Ore.; Michael N., who is in the U.S. Army, and
Jerry J. of Margarita; his mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stephenson of Margarita;
a brother, Norton Stephenson, Administrative Assistant in the Panama Canal
Engineering Division.

Mrs. Walter W. Campbell, Sr. (Gertie) died June 19th in Cleveland, Ohio.
She is survived by her son Walter W. Campbell, Jr. 4561 West View Drive, N.
Olmstead. Ohio 44070.

James T. Veen, 90, Sun Valley, Calif. died Sept. 27, 1967. He had been living
with his son Ward, who was born in the C. Z. in 1916. Mr. Veen was in the first
American group to be sent to the Zone. No other details available.

Philip W. Hamilton 75, died Sept. 20, 1967 in Dallas ,Texas. His daughters
Betty Jo, who teaches in Bakersfield, Calif. and Martha Page Hamilton Mc-
Cleary who lives in Mexico City arrived in Dallas before his death. He was
connected with the United Fruit Co. for many years. No other details available.

James Marshall, former Assistant to the Director, Panama Canal Civil Affairs
Bureau, who retired in January 1961, after over 30 years' Canal service, died
Oct. 19, 1967 at Mound Park Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. He had been ill since
Mr. Marshal was born in Halifax, England, September 27. 1899, and was a
naturalized United States citizen.

He arrived on the Isthmus in 1930 and was employed in the Correspondence
Bureau. In June 1947 he was promoted to Chief Division of Civil Affairs. In addi-
tion to his other duties, he also was Deputy Public Administrator and then Public
He was one of the Canal Zone residents holding the Order of Vasco Nunez de
Balboa, the highest honor the Republic of Panama confers on foreigners, conferred
on him in a ceremony in the Panama Foreign Office in January 1950.
He is survived by his wife, Hattie B., of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Mrs.
Jerry G. Irwin, Houston, Tex., Mrs. Ben Rainey, of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, James
Marshall, Jr., of St. Petersburg and six grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall made their home at 525 Hillside Drive South, St.
Petersburg, Fla. 33705.

Amy Cain Fraser, age 71, wife of J. Andrew Fraser ,passed away Oct. 20.
She resided at 3875 18th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla., coming here 8 years ago
from the Panama Canal Zone. She was a member of the Pasadena Community
Church, Panama Canal Society of Florida, and the Eastern Star. Also survived by
a stepson, James A. Fraser, Diablo Heights, C. Z., a sister, Mrs. Edna Marvin,
Cincinnati, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Mr. James Fraser, Mrs. Edna
Marvin, Mrs. Emily Yortley, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Frances Wise, Troy, Ala.
and Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Hellums, Gretna, La. attended the funeral.

Mrs. Grace Kohn (Kohnie) 87, passed away Sept. 8, 1967, in New Brunswick,
N. J. She was employed at the Club Houses for 15 years. Survivors are her
neice Mrs. Alberta Stier, her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Stier resides at
The Colony House, 1050 George St. Apt. 7 G, New Brunswick, N. J.

Mrs. James Grady 91, died in Clinton, N. C., Oct .27, 1967. She is survived by
her son, Mr. Wm. Grady, Lakeland, Fla. No other details available.

Mr. E. Vernon Fayard, husband of Lavania M. Fayard, passed away October
23, 1967 at his home in Triangle, Virginia, following an illness of several months.
Mr. Fayard was a former employee of PanCanal, and resident of the Canal
Zone. He was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 1414, Balboa, C. Z., for 22 years, a
member of the Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, and Painters
and Decorators of America, Fredricksburg Local No. 1797, District Council No. 51.
He was a past governor and charter member of Triangle Moose Lodge No. 1956,
and Secretary at the time of his death.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gary Dunsmore, Canal Zone, and
Mrs. Susan Pugh, Triangle, and a son, V. G. Paige, Fort Belvoir, Va. Also his
mother, Mrs. W. R. Fayard, Waveland, Miss., two stepsons, Grady L. Stallings,
Denver, Colo., and Ronald G. Stallings, Antioch, Calif., a brother W. R. Fayard,
Jr., Triangle, two sisters, Mrs. Irma Wicks, and Mrs. Gloria Mihacevich, both of
Pensacola, Fla., and four grandchildren.

Albert B. Abreu, 57, died suddenly October 24, 1967 near his home in Ocala,
Fla. He retired due to ill health in 1964, from his job as control house operator
at Mr. Abreu, who was born in Springer, New Mexico was a member of the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, San Juan Hunt Club, Knights
of Columbus, and B.P.O.E. Lodge 1414.
During World War II he served in the Merchant Marine and was awarded
"The Pacific War Zone Bar."
He is survived by his wife Mildred Lindo Abreu, his daughter Mrs. James
Stevens and 2 grandchildren, Valdosta, Ga.

Roy J. Misenheimer, 62, passed away suddenly October 20 at his home in
Winter Haven, Fla. He was born in Misenheimer, N. Carolina and went to the
C.Z. in 1941 to work for the Panama Railroad. Later he transferred to the
Dredging Division from which he retired in 1959. He left the Isthmus in 1962 and
moved to Dunellon, Fla. Mr. Misenheimer is survived by his wife Borghild
Hermo who taught school for many years on the Zone. Interment in Memorial
Gardens in Salisbury, N. Carolina.


Our Annual Fall Picnic held on October 15, 1967 at Recreational Park, Long
Beach was enjoyed by at least 104 members and guests. The change in location
from Brookside, Pasadena seemed to be agreeable to the majority. Even the
forecasted and resultant "Santana" (hot windy weather) did not deter attendance.
The entire picnic had a wonderful air of congeniality and hilarity while our
neighbors Perry, Iowa were quiet in contrast. Thanks indeed to Sam Fields
who graciously took over the coffee chores under the most inconvenient cir-
Our officers and Board of Governors always very faithful Ruth &
Ducky Bryan along with Esther and George Cassell were one of the first of the
group to arrive, also, Ann & Lester Brennan. Virginia & Martin Seller, with lots
of "news" (and my thanks to them); Betty Clement Smith, Vice President,
brought Ruth Egolf Clement from Gatun. David Smith, President, elated in that
he is just about to have the recordings of his Christmas Carols, which he com-
posed and sings in a traditional manner, released as an album or it may be in
single records. We all wished him success and will have to watch his "record
sales hit the tpo"
Mr. Otis A. Pritchett, 1955 President and Board Member could not attend
but sent the following note. "I wish to greet any of the Panama Canal Society
of Los Angeles members who attended the Dinner on 3-5-61 at the Alexandra
Hotel. There were 93 of us. We all had a grand time visiting with old friends."
Otis' wife Julia passed away in October, 1966.
Enthusiastically greeting all and becoming new members of the club while
attending the picnic were: Judge & Mrs. Tatemnan now of San Diego. Bill Lawson,
his wife Betty and his Mother, Hazel Stoudner. Jan Muralt & husband Dave and
family from San Clemente. Jan's 'father, Dr. Sampson was at Pedro Miguel

Dispensary and she lived there from 1938 to '48. Laguna Hills has two recent
residents and now new members Carl & Katherine Hall formerly of Margarita
& Balbo (Maintenance Div.) and Joseph & Vera Irving from Margarita (Locks-
Gatun). While Flo & Arthur Berude now living at Laguna Hills represented some
of our old time members back to 1951.
Mrs. Cleo Blackburn attended in her wheelchair. She just had surgery in
June and seems to be getting along well now. Fred Schweitzer 92 walked
to the park from his home in Long Beach. His Panama Canal Service 1910-16
was at Toro Point, Cristobal. He showed and donated some wonderful 1915
Construction Day pictures to the Club. From Seal Beach were: Russell Brubaker,
Capt. Howard & Frances Smithies, Geneva Bliss Shrapenl. Joe & Bessie Welch,
Julia McKenzie, Helen Rhodes, only to name a few who registered or that I can
Mildred and Paul Kline brought Marion & Buddy Phillips who have been
visiting with them at their home in Tustin for several weeks. Also their father,
John Phillips, of Laguna Hills, enjoyed the day visiting with the many new
"comers." Herb Barlow, William Brier Schorr, both old timers, as always were
well at home. Post Offices were well represented with Bill Taylor, Dorothy &
Art Cotton from San Diego as well as new members Harry & Vivian Corn who
just left S. Z. and are now making their home in Yosemite National Park
(Wawona, Calif.).
From Glendale Mary & Harry Engelke said they enjoyed coming to Long
Beach for a change. As did Carrie (Tiernan) Clark, Thelma Reppe, Hedvig
Seedborg, Gene & Blanche Provost, Red Beckman, Dr. & Marie Clay our active
members from Long Beach enjoyed being "home" for the very first time. Also,
George & Winifred Muller; Bill & Kathryn Quinn not too far away. Ken &
Marion Baer brought Chloe Ford & her sister. Ted & Emma Englebright from
Tucson enroute on one of their many travels were a pleasant surprise. Also,
Capt. Carl & Ethel Wanke, Whittier; Inez & Jerome Evans, Sun City; Lulu
Lumby, San Diego; Conrad Didrickson, Twenty Nine Palms; Helen & Dave Fogle,
Montebello and Russ & Bea Hileman, daughter Carol & Lee Winsor & their family
- all made the trip whereas Ruth & Cris Simonsen & Norma & Charles
Raymond, Tustin were close by.
Hilda & Lee Meyers came from Claremont. Their son, Major Lee Meyers, Jr.
has returned from an 18 month tour in Vietnam. He, his wife and 3 children
are now at Fort Rucker, Alabama where he is a helicopter instructor. Lee
graduated from Balboa Hi in '53 and from the University of Colorado.
Milton & "Chubby" Wright and the Rene Conlan's and their children repre-
sented Ontario. The "Prado" and "their children" were "well" discussed by
Ruth Frank, David & Pauline Rapparport, Bess Kenealy, Dorothy Hamlin &
Goldie & Larry Ridge. Bob & Mildred Provost & children of Torrance. Bob has
just been elected Secretary of the South Bay MENSA Group. Claire & Hampton
Tedder had a large group including his mother & father, Mattie & Dan. Hampton
has promised to make a "MAP" to distribute for directions to Recreational Park
- sounds like my "Directions" were not too clear & hope we didn't lose anyone.
Arthur Troup from Tucson had expected to come as did Charles & Jean (White)
McGinn. Charles just returned from Vietnam where he had been a forward air
controller & now, while still (Major) in the Air Force is going to UCLA for a
Ph.D. in Engineering. Dennis White & family are in California now living near
Flora McLeane's note says she has not been too well during the past two
years in and out of the hospital. Dell Ryan Lynch ,Escondido, sent a card -
dhe too has been in the hospital. Their son Nathaniel has completed a year

towards his Master's degree at Cal State, Los Angeles and is awaiting orders
from the Air Force. He and Sharon Kay Schwank of Vista were married late
in May.
More Golden Wedding Anniversaries Doris and Bob Hanson celebrated
theirs in August. Their daughter Alice (Mrs. Robert P. Hoyt) had a buffet supper
at fher home. Their son Robert and his wife; George & Esther Cassell, Doris'
brother all joined the celebration and it was a wonderful occasion.
On October 29th at Latitude 20 in Torrance Lt. & Mrs. Eugene Provost will
be the guests of honor at a Champagne Supper given by their daughter, Dr. &
Mrs. Wilson, and son, Robert & Mildred to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anni-
Mr. & Mrs. Quinn Smith (Docia Hodges) sold their home in Placeville and
bought an apartment in Rossmoor Leisure World, Walnut Creek. While waiting
for it to be built they had a car delivered to them in Lisbon and toured
Portugal, Spain, Morroco, France, Germany and many other countries. They
arrived back into their new way of life and their first visitors were their daughter,
Grace Loughmiller, her husband Wiley and their four children from San Antonio,
Mrs. Gertrude Harrison Gibson from Canoga Park, Calif. is visiting her
aunt and uncle Jane and Herbert Knapp in Portland, Oregon.
The Millers, Arthur and Eleanor from Escondido find both Pasadena and
Long Beach quite a distance to travel in one day and are wondering why with
so many families in the San Diego area they don't form a Panama Canal
Society there? Sounds like a good idea if someone will get it started we can
always visit each other.
Paul Sullivan's wife, Loretta, died very suddenly on August 27th. Interment
was at Forrest Lawn Cemetery, private services.
Mr. & Mrs. William Black had as their house guests Mrs. Connie Gerrans,
Balboa, Canal Zone who was in the States visiting friends and flew to the West
Coast for a visit with the Blacks.
Mrs. Lena Kelly, Hollywood, Calif. went to San Francisco to enter a Contract
Bridge tournament and after the tournament was over went to Santa Rosa for
a visit with the Blacks. They were entertained by Alice Bryan and Celeste
Powell. They also went down to San Jose, Calif. to visit Mr. William Black, Jr.
and his family as neither had seen the baby who is nearly a year old.
William Black, Jr., a former graduate of Balboa High and the University of
Mexico is now associated with the California Division of Schools and his first
assignment was a new school at Gilroy, Calif.
Mr. Earl Kent passed through Santa Rosa on his way to Seattle, Wash.
for~ a visit with his brother Bob Kent and while in Santa Rosa was the house
guest of Frank Bryan and his family. He also visited his daughter Mrs. Carl
Wanke and family.
That is all for this time and as this goes to print my husband, Hank & I
take off for Ireland and then England. We then will return on the "Last Great
Cruise" of the QUEEN MARY 39 day around the horn on it's delivery to
Long Beach. One of its eight stops is to be 24 hours at dock in Balboa Dec-
ember 1. Other longer stops, two & three days will be at Lisbon, Rio, Valparaiso,
Lima and Acapulco and then Long Beach on December 9th.
Virginia Ridge Dolim, Secretary

Over the hills and dales of our lovely Ozarks, on our way to the annual
luncheon held in Eureka Springs, Sunday, October 22, enjoying the Fall Revue, we
came home to see the most brilliant Red Maple of them all right on our own
front lawn. How true, we journey afar searching for many things, only to find
them on our own doorstep when we take time to "Be Still."
There were 62 former residents of the Canal Zone and their guests present.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of Iola Wagnr and Andrew Bleak-
ley. President Eldridge N. Burton welcomed the following First Timers: Joe L.
and Georgia Gwinn of Springfield, Mo. who retired last June. They lived in
Margarita where Joe was with the Electrical Division and Georgia was a teacher;
James H. and Juana Pennington of Norman Oklahoma. He was a Police Officer
stationed in Gamboa, Ray and Barbara Shaw and 2 sons, Mark and Alan, Gerald
Byrd, his wife and daughter Angela of Fayetteville. Gerald was in the service
stationed in Fort Clayton. Former members of our Society now living far away
were also recognized: Ray and Evelyn Shuey of Lake Worth, Fla., Nannie Brown
and her sister Bates Wieman of Houston, Texas.
Following the luncheon, President Burton presided during the brief business
meeting and election of officers. The same officers are doing a repeat per-
formance: Eldridge N. Burton, President, Minnie B. Burton, Secty-Treas., Blanche
Shaw, Reporter. Walter Wagner, Pres. Arkansas Federation, NARCE, brought
the latest news of importance to all retirees. We adjourned to the Mirror Room
where Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holland showed slides of Old Mexico. The Hollands
are teachers of the Universal language, Esperanto, spoken in all countries.
Raymond Newell Shaw, who resigned his position from the Panama Canal to
accept a position as Asso. Prof. in the Civil Engr. Dept. of the University of
Arkansas gave a most interesting talk of present conditions on the Zone followed
by a question and answer period that kept him "up front" for over an hour.
A wonderful day of fellowship.
Here is the news from far and near: Paul and Alice Bidstrup of Sedalia, Mo.
recently returned from a trip to Alaska, also deer hunting in Colorado. The Ray
Shueys are in Neosho, Mo. visiting his brother and settling his mother's estate.
They plan many short trips in and around the Ozarks and North Carolina before
returning to Florida for the winter. Dr. and Mrs. Ben Saltzman (Betty Bohan)
of Mt. Home, Ark. are happily starting construction on a new home. Dr. Ben,
often accompanied by Betty, keeps busy by being Chairman of Council on Rural
Health, A.M.A., Board member Nat'l T.B. Asso., Governor's Advisory Council,
Health Planning Commission, a trip to San Juan and to Expo '67.
From Rogers, Ark., comes the news that 2nd Lt. David Y. Nanney, Jr., will
spend a few days with his grandparents, the Lynn Cooks (Maude) before returning
to his base in California. Dave was born in Gorgas Hospital while his parents
were stationed on the Canal Zone. Dave's mother is the former Lucille Cook.
Col. and Mrs. Nanney now live in California. Their younger son, Don, recently
entered Stanford University.
George and Edith Engelke of Bentonville report that Steve and Francis
Engelke of North Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. R. L. Jennings of Silver Springs, Md.
and Virginia Favorite of Canal Zone were summer visitors. We are sorry to report
that Alice Eneelke's father, Albert E. Wood had a fall and is now recuperating
in a Bentonville Nursing Home. While he is incapacitated Herbert and Alice are
to visit their daughter Marguerite, Mrs. Harold Grammer and her family in
Scottsdale, Ariz. Son Herbie will remain at home to attend school. The Fred

Newhards tell of visiting Asa and Elsie Bullock and daughter Cynthia of San
Francisco and Grace Naylor of Laguna Hills, Calif. They were able to attend both
Northern and Southern California Reunions and met many old time friends and
neighbors. Fred Jr., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. spent a few days with his parents.
While in Washington, D. C. Fred and Jessie spent some time with Brian Albright
and family of Silver Springs, Md., John Albright in Arlington, Va., Dean and
Helen Eppleu of Vienna, Va. and Bill Price of Takoma Park, Md. Returning
home via Steubenville, Ohio they picked up Jessie's parents for a two week visit
in Bentonville. Back to Ohio with her parents they stopped in Columbus to be
with Mrs. Sophia Basham and her daughter, Mrs. Virginia LAmes and enoyed a
reunion with Mid and Thatcher Clisbee who were visiting there at that time.
Other travelers were Robert and Virginia Hursh. They went to San Diego,
San Luis Obispo and Thousand Oaks in California where they met a former
Canal Zoner, Ingor Bokn. Al and Polly Zon of Port Hueneme, Calif. were guests
of Red and Alice Nail. The Glynn Terrells, Etta Fay, report their son Lance is
now out of the Air Force. John C. Sanders, son of the Bruce G. Sanders, Canal
Zone, graduated from Oklahoma State Tech with Special and Outstanding Awards
in Automotive Mechanics course. Everett and Madge Hess of Harrisburg, Ill.
were visitors in the home of his sister, Haleen and Ernest Williams.
Here in Fayetteville, Pres. and Minnie Burton are hosts to Minnie's mother,
Nannie I Brown and her Aunt, Bates Wieman of Houston, Texas. Nannie wants
y'all to know she now has 27 Great Grandchildren. The Burtons recently returned
from a trip to Georgia, Florida, New York City and Texas. Walter and Martha
(Reif had trips to Chicago, Omaha and Oklahoma City. As re-elected Pres. of our
local NARCE Chapter, Ruth Daniel attended Conventions in Little Rock and
Pittsburg, Kansas. David Hallin spent six weeks in the Officer's Training School,
U.S. Marine, Quantico, Va. David is a member of the University-Fayetteville
Symphony and with his sister Elizabeth is associated with the popular Singing
group, the Uarkettes. Other visitors to the Ozarks this summer included Mildred
Higgins of Lantana, Florida who spent 10 days with the Newell Shaws and other
friends. As it so often happens to new arrivals from the Canal Zone, guests appear
before the innumerable cartons of household goods are unpacked. Under such
circumstances the Ray Shaws were hosts to Paul and Jaccueline Shacklette on
vacation from his work as Cartographer for the Panama Canal. They were on
their way to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shacklette, an old timer, and
Architect and Safety Engineer in the early days, now living in College Station,
Pa., also his sister and brother-in-law the Starford Churchills.
1967 is drawing to a close. It has not been a happy year for any one. Many
hearts, the world over, ache for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one
through War, Riots or so-called accidents. Many of the concerned ones have
asked "Why?", "What is the purpose and Plan?" It is a question ignored by the
majority, that plagues many, is pondered by some and understood by few. We
are admonished to "get Wisdom and Understanding." You might find your
answer in the thought provoking book "Unto Each In His Own Tongue" written
by Cecil Lee Morgan, who for many years was pastor of the Cristobal Union
Church and published by Cornerstones' Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 606, Mathews,
Virginia 23109.
At this season of the year, may we pause long enough to greatly desire deep
in our hearts and minds that the leaders of the World may have Wisdom to see
the folly of War and bring "Peace on Earth, Good Will to all Men."
A happier New Year to y'all.
Blanche E. Shaw


Our September meeting was held at the beautiful Recreation Area of the
Carolina Power and Light Company about sixteen miles from Asheville.

Members are now returning from trips all about the country:

Mrs. Fred Hodges and Mrs. George Ward enjoyed a visit to Ohio; Mrs.
Hodges0 to visit her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hess in
Wooster and Mrs. Ward to visit her daughter Ruth in Cleveland where she
attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Margaret Anne Lee.

Clarence and Della Howell attended the World War I Convention in Indian-
apolis, Indiana, September 9th through 13th after having enjoyed visits from
daughter Margaret and granddaughters, Debbie, April and Sherri.

In July, Bob and Ella Lambroia visited the Howells. While in Indianapolis,
Clarence and Della were entertained by Jean and Lewis Baker, so the summer
passed very fast for the Howells.

Mrs. Fred Hodges had as her guest over the week-end, her son Fred, Jr. of
Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Monroney of Greer, South Carolina were house guests of
Mrs. Monroney's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Howell of Fairway
Drive, Asheville, North Carolina.

Mrs. Marshall Pyne (Anne) still lives in Weaverville and is chairman of our
NARCE chapter here and keeps busy in that, Eastern Star and her church work.

Over the Labor Day week-end Leia and Robert Mills of Louisville, Kentucky
were the guests of Dorothea and Starford Churchill. Dorothea and Starford report
that they left Asheville the 13th of September for Pa., where they were joined
by their son Starford, Jr. his wife Dee, their two children Yvonne and Star I
for a trip to Canada and visit to Expo 67 they spent 5 days there, reporting
a wonderful time was had by all; They left Montreal the 21st. of September for
a trip to Massachusetts to visit relatives for a few days, their trip through
the New England States was most colorful as the fall foliage was in full array
and beyond comparison. All returned to Pa. the latter part of September -
Dorothea and Star Sr. remained with their son and family for a visit, returning
to Asheville the middle of October.

Tom and Barbara Coleman spent several weeks with daughter Louise and
her husband, Jim Patterson, in Waynesburg, Pa. The Pattersons own and operate
Radio Station WANB of Waynesburg.

The Donald Hutchinsons of Diablo Heights were house guests of the Patter-
sons during their recent vacation.

Tom reports that his three sisters of Fairbanks, Alaska were fortunate not
to suffer the loss of their homes as many others did during the recent floods;
they were without electricity which was their greatest inconvenience. Barbara
Dombrowsky, granddaughter of Tom and Barbara, visited them before returning
to East Texas University.

Their Hendersonville friends have greatly enjoyed the visits of the Art
O'Learys and the Carl Browns of the Canal Zone, the Roy Misenheimers of
Winter Haven, Florida, and the Clifford Fritzes of Warwick, Rhode Island.
Clifford experienced a coronary later while visiting at the home of their daughter
Dorothy in Beverly, Massachusetts, but the last reports have him recovering
Charlie French, his wife and son Stevie drove from Boone, North Carolina,
where he had been taking college summer courses, to spend a few days with
the Bob Van Wagners and the John Runcks. Charlie teaches in Vermont.
Clarence Johnston hash mastered the art of placing a contact lens and is
again enjoying driving his car.
Marjorie Kelly Seagears and her brother Tom drove down from Washington
with their parents, who with Mrs. Luckey had visited in Pennsylvania, for Labor
Day weekend in Hendersonville.
During the summer the Tom Colemans enjoyed having two of their grand-
children, Dale and Barbara Dombrowsky, visit them. Dale brought with him his
wife, Caroline and son Scotty.
Bishop R. Heber Gooden, in mid-October, found time in his busy schedule to
fly to Hendersonville, where he was the house guest of the Wendell Greenes.
His coming inspired a no-host gathering of former St. Lukes friends for dinner at
the Country Club. Present were Bea Tyrrell, the Tom Colemans, the Wendell
Greenes, the Clarence Johnstons, Elsie Patterson, Ruth Sill and Mary Sill, sister
of Fred De V Sill, who now makes her home in Hendersonville. She has come
to know the Bishop well at the baptisms of Mary Sill Peck's four sons.
Dr. Sam Irvin, although in frail health, is enjoying having his son, Captain
Sam Irvin, Panama Canal pilot, and his family nearby during their four-month
Nelle Mitchell is again visiting her sister, Kate Luke, in Bradford, Penn-
On her automobile trip from California, Doris Coolidge visited in Tryon her
good friend of Gorgas Hospital days, Bea Tyrrell.
John L. Ferguson has been quite busy all summer and fall working on
hobbies such as furniture making and repairs for friends and relatives and a
few items for his home. Also has managed to run a vegetable and flower garden
with the help of a school boy and a good lawn mower and tractor tiller. He made
a trip by car in May to attend his class reunion and Alumni Meeting at N.C. State
University in Raleigh. While there he saw a good many of the members of the
classes of 1904 to 1910. The members, of these classes are included in the first
25 classes graduated from N.C. State and are recognized as "The Old Guard"
and have a reunion every year. He spent two days at Duke Hospital for a
physical check-up in June and was pronounced in perfect health for a man of 84.
John, Jr., works for the Harrop Ceramic Company out of Columbus, Ohio,
and has been engaged for the last year constructing a large ceramic plant in
Dresden, Ontario, Canada.
Inez Ward


Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

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DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.

Canal Zone -
Butz, Mr. and Mrs. Harry F., Box 285, Margarita.
Goodman, Mr. Luther R., Box 42, Rodman.
Ridge, Mr. and Mrs. James G., Box 5001, Balboa.
Alabama -
Willoughby, Mr. and Mrs. F. C., P. O. Box 4232, Huntsville 35082.
Arizona -
Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. E. R., Box 15 (temp.), Apache Wells, Mesa 85201.
Lovelady, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus M., 2152 North Country Club, Apt. 17, Tucson
Colorado -
Rogers, Col. and Mrs. Donald K., 2428 Virgo Drive, Colorado Springs 80806.
Satriano, Mrs. Paul, 3050 Webster Street, Denver 80215.
Washington, D. C. -
McClure, Mr. Walter T., 4740 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Apt. 601, Washington
Florida -
Aspesi, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J., 2711 N.E. 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33308.
Green, Mr. and Mrs. Harold B., 3008 N.E. 10th Street, Ocala 32670.
Kuhrt, Capt. and Mrs. W. H., 441 33rd Street North, Apt. 1007, St. Petersburg
Michaux, Mrs. Ethel M., Hotel Dennis, 326 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul D., Route 1, Box 4155, Punta Gorda 33950.
Wolford, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard, 15 Oak Street, Oakside Trailer Park,
Zephyrhills 33599.
Missouri -
Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry T., Route 1, Box 322, c/o Grace Farmer,
Eldon 65026.
North Carolina -
Alley, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W., 2101 East Lake Shore Drive, Wilmington 28401.
Texas -
Wise, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson E., 108 Popular Street, College Station 77840.

Mrs. Guy Allen (Cicely Knibb) of 4221 Coliseum Street, New Orleans, writes
that she has been under the weather lately. She is feeling better now and, as a
fellow bird-lover and watcher, it was interesting to learn that her feeder has been
regularly visited by a parakeet coming to eat with the sparrows twice a day,
apparently someone's lost pet. She writes that he is beginning to think he is a
sparrow too, for he fights and pushes them around as they do him over the feed.
She enjoys the CANAL RECORD veny much and is a friend of Mrs. Mattle B.
Harris, Bethany Home, 2535 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans. They were on the
Zone together.

Miss Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert C.
Foster of Diablo Heights, is currently affiliated with the firm of Benton &
Moseley, a well-known and established law firm in Baton Rouge, as a legal
secretary. Miss Foster has resumed her studies at Louisiana State University
and is working toward a master's degree in business administration. She main-
tains a charming, comfortable apartment at 513 East State Street, Apt. 6,
Baton Rouge.

Mrs. Charlotte George, nee Schultz, Box 19193, Baton Rouge, attended the
wedding of her brother, Second Lt. Robert U. Schultz, Jr., on October 28. The
wedding was held at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Mrs .George participated in the
ceremony as matron of honor. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert U. Schultz, Sr.,
of Balboa, also traveled to Fort Riley for the ceremony. Lt. Schultz ("Pio") is
currently stationed there and took for his bride the former Kathy Hirt of Balboa.
Mrs. George ("Lottie") is the wife of Daniel H. George, who is currently
matriculated at Louisiana State University, working toward a bachelor's degree in
engineering. Mrs. Alberta George of Gatun was a recent visitor at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. George in Baton Rouge and also spent November with her daughter,
Mrs. William (Beverly) Kendrick of New Orleans, and her granddaughter, Kim

Mr. and Mrs. M. R. ("Robbie") Roberson (Pat Foster) spent an enjoyable
Labor Day weekend on a combined business and pleasure trip to Los Angeles.
While Robbie and a business associate checked out a new big lathe for Roberson
Machine Works. Baton Rouge, Pat toured Los Angeles with the business associ-
ate's wife, visiting many stars' homes, the CBS studios, Grauman's Chinese
Theatre and Farmers Market. Later, joining their husbands, they went together
to see Disneyland, stood on the fabled corner of Hollywood and Vine, had dinner
at the Brown Derby and took in some of the night life of Los Angeles. On the
way back to Baton Rouge, they stopped for a few days in Las Vegas, trying their
hand at the various gambling amusements and seeing several exciting dinner-
stage shows and lounge shows. The Robersons arrived back in Baton Rouge just
in time to receive a delightful visit from Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Wilson and son,
Mark, of Diablo Heights, who were returning to the Zone following a summer
vacation in the States, during which they enrolled their oldest son, Roy, as a
freshman at Texas A&M. Daughter, Jan Wilson, was also seen happily settled in
her new job and apartment here in the States.
Respectfully submitted,
Patt Foster Roberson, Loulsian Reporter


for Membership Box 11565, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

I ................................................. hereby apply for membership in the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., and enclose $4.00 as my ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

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RECORD for one year.

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Harrison, Sr. left their home here in Tri-Par Estates
late in August for Garland, Texas to visit their youngest son, Charles P. Harri-
son, Jr., his wife, Theresa and children, Charles Richard and Diana. As the
family would not be able to come to Florida when their parents celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary late in November, Charles Jr. and Theresa sent an
early anniversary present, plane tickets for them to come to Texas.
Their three weeks trip was extended to six weeks as Charles Sr. was hospital-
ized in Baylor University Medical Center following emergency surgery. He is
coming along fine now, we are happy to report.
Florence and Charlie's daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. Robert S. Knox of Balboa)
made the round trip on the S.S. Cristobal when her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Grobaski came to the U.S. following Jim's discharge from the
Air Force. Dorothy came to Texas to be with her folks while Jim and Margaret
went on to his home in Jamestown, N. Y., where Jim will go into business with
his father.

Upon completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Houston,
Texas, Airman Donald L. Russell was selected for technical training at Lowry
AFB, Colo. as an Air Force munitions specialist. He as also a member of the
Golden Eagles, Drum and Bugle Corps at Lowry AFB. Don will complete his
special training in December and will spend the holidays in Sarasota with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morse, before going to a new assignment.

Donad's sister, Denise Russell, a sophomore at Riverview High School, was
elected secretary of her class.
Don and Denise are the son and daughter of Mrs. Richard Morse (Rose
Margaret Stroop) and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. (Red) Stroop, Sr.

Mrs. Harry V. Cain has returned from a trip to Wayne, N. J. to be with her
sister, Mrs. Myrill Weicksel, and attend funeral services for their mother, Mrs.
Cora Miller, who passed away September 28, following a lingering illness.

Mr. and Mrs. August T. Schmidt enoyed a summer visit by Lee's sister, Mrs.
Ann DeLaMater and her friend, Mrs. Helen Snyder of Greenville, N. C.
In September Lee's brother, Robert C. Worsley, visited several days. Bob is in
business in Panama as ships chandler and steamship agent. While Bob was here,
Lee and Gus. entertained at a dinner party and included Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Warner of Bradenton, long-time friends of her brothers.

Roger and Fran Orvis had a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Rigby (Hua)
who have retired to Tampa.

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Campbell of Coco Solo spent part of their vacation
visiting friends in Sarasota and while here bought a lot in Kensington Park next
to Jay and Harry Cain. They plan to build next year.

When Marion Greene entertained the C. Z. Birthday club at a morning break-
fast, each guest was given a copy of the history of her given name which was
read aloud. The hostess then asked for descriptive adjectives beginning with
certain letters, which rearranged spelled out the name of Gladys Humphrey, the

Payment Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

I, ................. .... .. .... ...... .......... hereby transmit my ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP dues of $4.00 in the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. for the year

..................... $2.00 of this amount is for a subscription to the CANAL RECORD
for one year. (Please return this bill with remittance).

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birthday girl. In addition to the regular members and our very special honorary
member, Mrs. Matilda Neely (Muz), guests were Mrs. Gloria DeRaps and
daughter, Cheryl of Margarita; Mrs. Ethel Fels, Venice; Mrs. Ilsa Metzger and
daughter, Norine, Venice; and Mrs. Martha Messer of Del Rio, Texas, who is
visiting her parents in Venice.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Eckert moved during the summer from Dunedin to 5266
Pebble Beach, Sarasota; a trailer in Tri-Par Estates, near Charlotte's brother-in-
law and sister, Charlie and Florence Harrison.
Charlotte's sister-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Randall, came over from West Palm
Beach and spent a week with Charlotte and Joe helping them get settled in
their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Burgoon enjoyed a summer visit by her daughter,
Mrs. Raymond Timm and young daughter, Laura Jeanne, of Hollywood, Fla.
Also visiting Jeanne and Buster was Freddie Mead, who stopped by before
returning to the Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. B. Hall had as their guests Madge's brother, John
Finlason, and his wife, Shirley of Gamboa. Before coming to Sarasota John and
Shirley had visited their children now in college; Shirley, who is attending
Asbury Christian College in Kentucky; Jack an engineering student at Daytona
Beach, and Frank who is attending an engineering college in Fort Lauderdale.
They also visited their niece and family, Dr. and Mrs. Grantham in Gainesville,
where Dr. Grantham is a professor at the University.
Marie and Jack Corrigan, who are now living in Pompano Beach, also visited
with Madge and John.

Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. Cain were Harry's brother
and family, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cain and son, Michael. George retired from
the Customs Division in August and the family plans to make their home in the
Miami area.
Nadine who was on the nursing staff at Corozal Hospital, has been transferred
to the Veterans Hospital in Miami. Mike is enrolled in the Miami Military
Academy for his junior year. The family is now living at 400 Garlenen Ave.,
Coral Gables, Fla. 33146.
Having recently returned from a trip to Hawaii, Gladys Humphrey planned a
luau when she was hostess for the C. Z. Birthday Club. Carrying out the Hawaiian
theme, Debbie Mann 9, granddaughter of the hostess, dressed in a grass hula
skirt, greeted the guests at the door with an "Aloha" as she presented each with
colorful leis. All were dressed in muu-muus. Jay Cain the month's birthday girl
was presented her gift of dollars in the form of a hula skirt on a small doll.
Mrs. Elva Stewart of Memphis, Tenn. was a surprise visitor.

Roger Orvis and Jack W. Clarke were hosts for a game of golf at the Bobby
Jones Golf Club, enjoyed by former Zonites; Edwin Jones, H. Esslinger and Jack
Campbell, all from St. Pete, and Roscoe Collins of Clearwater.

Jay and Harry Cain had as their house guest for several days during the
summer, Mrs. D. A. Waddell of Margarita and her mother, Mrs. Hazel Booker
of Liverpool, Ohio. Beth was on vacation from the Zone and had entered her
son, Wally (D. A. Waddell III) a june graduate from Cristobal High School, in
school in Oklahoma.
Another visitor during the summer was Mrs. Helen Daniels, who was returning
to her position as nurse in the Navy dispensary on the Pacific Side. Helen had
been visiting in St. Charles La., with her son-in-law and daughter, John and
Helen Frances Miller, and getting acquainted with her infant granddaughter;
Becky Miller. While in Sarasota Jay and Helen called on another former Pacifid
Sider, Mrs. Thelma Kruse who lives in the Phillippi Shores area. Thema and her
husband, the late Georga Kruse, lived in Navy civilian quarters on the Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clarke spent ten days in North Miami visiting Joyce's
sister, Mrs. Nita Hartman, who was moving into a new home. They also visited
another sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Cross.

Debbie Mann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Mann, spent two weeks
of her summer vacation in Palm Bay, Fla. with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald L. Humphrey and young daughters, Danna Lynne and Dellrie Joy.

Vera and Raymond Hills have returned from several months at their summer
home in Camden, Maine.
Jerry and Leneve (Dough) Stroop with their daughter, Leslie and sons,
Dart, Michael and Curt, spent part of their summer vacation camping in their
trailer along the Florida East coast, at Homestead, Key West and Lake Placid.

Mrs. Gladys B. Humphrey spent two weeks in Anniston, Ala. with Mrs. Era L.
Greene and her daughter, Miss Peggy Ann Lee. She was accompanied on the
tr'o by her youngest grandson, Douglas Lee Mann 6, son of Donna and Dave

for Membership
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While there the group drove to Atlanta for a week-end visit with Era's son-
in-law and daughter, Keith and Mary Nell Kulig and their two sons. Mrs. Wilber
Dockery (Eve) and daughter, Beverly, drove over from Austelle, Ga. for a short
visit also.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Hunsicker drove over from St. Pete for a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Clarke.
Another visitor at the Clarke's home was Jack's aunt, Mrs. Cecilia French
of Santa Ana, Cal., who spent three weeks in Sarasota, and later left for a
visit in Washington, D. C. with her son-in-law and daughter, Col. and Mrs.
Edmund H. Long, and with Cecilia's sons, Wm. R. French and Archie W. French.

Florence and Charles Harrison received news that their grandson, Sgt.
Robert J. Knox, son of Dorothy and Bob Knox of Balboa, will be returning from
duty in Vietnam early in November and plans to be with his grandparents when
they celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Edna and Paul Furr, who were visiting friends in Florida stopped by to see
the Harrisons.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Greene visited Beth and Bll Grady in Lakeland
and later drove to Mobile, Ala. to attend the Alabama-Southern Mississippi foot-
ball game. Before returning they drove to Pensacola for a visit with Mike's
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Fowler.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart, formerly of Margarita, who were returning to
Memphis, Tenn. from a trip to Nassau, stopped in Sarasota to visit a number of
their former friends and neighbors now living in this area. They were entertained
by Mike and Marion Greene.
During October entertained as house guests, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Staats
of Margarita. The Staats spent three weeks in Sarasota and planned to return to
Panama by car and spend a month touring Central America on their way home.
Gladys Bliss Humphrey


TIME-January 9th and 10th, 1968.
PLACE-Soreno Hotel overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay at First
Avenue and Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida.
COST-Luncheon $3.00 per person which includes gratuity and
On the first day, Tuesday, January 9th, registration will be in
the forenoon and the combined annual and monthly business
meeting in the afternoon. On Wednesday there will be a social
period in the morning before the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. You are
urged to forward your reservations early as the hotel may be
forced to decline last minute reservations for the luncheon, as
only 300 will be made.
The primary purpose of the Reunion above all is to enable
former Isthmanians to get together, renew acquaintances and
discuss those gone but not forgotten days. You'll never know
how many true friends you have until you attend the Reunion
where they gather from every section of the country. We will
meet on the mezzanine floor of the hotel where there is ample
room with comfortable seats, or if you prefer seclusion with
former pals, there's the well-stocked bar on the main floor.
Don't miss the Reunion. You'll be sorry if you do!
Room reservations can be arranged at convention rates of
$12.00 double and $8.00 single, plus 3% tax at the Soreno Hotel.
Those desiring reservations should remit $12.00 plus tax for
double and $8.00 plus tax for single room per day.
have them not later than January 4th. Make remittances pay-
able to the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Your reservation will be acknowledged by postcard, but
claimed immediately upon arrival at the Reunion. No Luncheon
tickets will be held after 11:00 a.m. unless paid for.
(Reservation form on separate page.)

The Miami Chapter held a meeting at Matheson Hammock on Sunday
October 15, 1967. There was a good turn out and many from the Fort Lauderdale
area. Among those attending were the Hobart Andrews, Allan and Clara Wiggin,
Margaret Hardy, Gretchen Melanson, W. P. Abernathy, Florence and Murray
Klipper, Jessie J. Fortney, E. Angurmuller, Rita and Arthur Gribbons, John and
Marie Corrigan, Frank and Ann Cunningham, Barbara (Hutchings) and new
husband Donnie Slay and his little son Stevie, the Robert M. Grahams, Byrne and
Armella Hutchings, the Ike Metzgers, Barbara Hutchings, Bev Des Londes and
Jack Crouch, Katie and Captain Reed. A Mr. John Black who was on the
Isthmus in 1932 with the Nelson Construction Company, and an old friend of
Horace and Dan Jones, came with a combo and entertained us with old songs.
Election of officers took place and Dan Jones is once more the President.
After much persuasion, Margaret Hardy will once again take the helm and be
secretary. She reports that the following meetings will take place next year,
al at Greynolds Park:
April 21 June 2 August 11 October 13.
A surprise visit to Barbara Hutchings last month brought from Miami
Margaret Hardy, Nita Bell Hartman and her sister May Cross. Nita has moved
to a new apartment and her address is now 1885 Dennis Park Drive, Apt. 12-B,
North Miami. The Jigs Crosses will also move to that section soon.
James and Amelia Hunter have bought a new apartment in Pompano and
are most happy in their new apartment. Their address is now 935 S.E. Oth Avenue
Apt. 14, Pompano Beach, Florida.
Harvey and Dorothy Butzky formerly of Panama are now in Ft. Lauderdale,
and are living in the Commodore, Gait Ocean Mile Section. He is with U.S.
Rubber (Uniroyal).
Nena Byrnes of the Canal Zone, is in Ft. Lauderdale visiting her mother-in-
law, Ruth Byrne.
Another Canal Zone family that is now in Ft. Lauderdale is the George
Tawes they too are in the Ambassador.
The George Wingquists are now home owners in Ft. Lauderdale and soon
they will be off to Panama for a visit.
Eunice Richard (Olive of Panama American) was a visitor to our city.
She was the overnight guest of the Bruce Carpenters (he of City Bank).
Ann and Frank Cunningham had a long visit in Pennsylvania and other parts
and are now once more in their home here in Pompano.
Bev Des Lodes had as her guest for a couple of weeks her young daughter-
In-law, Jimmy's wife.
Sande Schmitt, the daughter of Barbara Hutchings Slay, has joined National
Air Lines and is a full-fledged hostess. Because of her knowledge of Spanish
Sande flies to Cuba twice daily bringing Cuban refugees to Miami.
At the meeting of the South Miami chapter the writer was asked to represent
them at the January meeting in St. Pete. Later an election was held and am sure
Margaret Hardy will do the honors.
Barbara Hutchings

Thirty-Sixth Anniversary Reunion
January 9th and 10th, 1968

Fill out and return this form with your remittance to the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, mailing it direct to:
MRS. LUCILLE S. JUDD, Secretary-Treasurer
3535 19th Street No. St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Please arrange reservations as follows -
Reunion luncheon tickets for .............. persons, each, $3.00.
My party of ...... persons will find our own room accommoda-
tions. My party of ...... persons will need ...... single and/or
... double rooms in hotel or private home for ...... days
beginning January ......, 1968. Enclosed is $8.00 for each single
room and/or $12.00 for each double room per day for deposit on
these reservations, plus 3% tax.
There is enclosed remittance of $........ representing total for
all the above reservations.
My party will arrive by .... train; .... auto; ... bus; .... plane.
(Please indicate which)
Nam e ................ ......... ............. ...............
A address ............................ .......................... ...
Names and addresses of those in my party:

While at the Reunion our address will be:

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Did you know that hail fell on La Boca later falling on Los Rios, Corozal
and Diablo there are 91 new teachers in the Zone schools at the close of
business June 20th, 12,977 ships had transited the Canal during the fiscal year -
C. Z. payrolls are going on computer 12 houses on the Prado are being
modernized a contract for the rehabilitation of Section A of Gorgas at a cost
of $589,800 has been awarded to Dillon Construction Balboa high school will
have a new cafeteria to serve 1500 students -.

Many thanks to all the reporters for getting their copy in on schedule, to
all who contributed news items and pictures and to every one who had something
good to say about the Record. Items must be typed as the printer will not accept
hand written reports. It is up to the survivors to provide definite details on
obituaries, time and place of death, address and place of work.

Plan on attending the reunion January 9th and 10th at the Sereno Hotel.


Remember the new meeting place is Gulfport the new hour is 1:30
Telephone 867-2315.
Betty Lockridge, Record Editor,
2600 Pinellas Point Drive South,
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712



The Water and Interior Patrol of the Balboa and Cristobal Police Districts is
composed of four men, two assigned from each district.
This patrol enforces the laws and regulations relating to the harbors, lakes,
rivers, and streams within the jurisdiction of the Canal Zone. It's responsible
also for the preservation of life and property and maintenance of peace and order
of residents of rural areas in the Canal Zone.
The men assigned to the Water and Interior Patrol are expert SCUBA divers
who have graduated from a 40-hour diving course conducted by the Salvage
Depot and Diving School of the Panama Canal's Industrial Division at Gatun.
There are actually 16 qualified SCUBA divers in the Police Division who are used
from time to time in the recovery of bodies of drowning victims, of evidence
related to crimes, and of stolen property which may have been thrown into the
Members of the patrol are responsible for the annual census of the rural
areas. They also make a continual visual inspection of all land leases in the
Canal Zone since most of the land leases are held by retired employees who have
little or no contact with outside authorities.
The patrol is constantly on the alert for violation of hunting and fishing regu-
lations. It sees to it that all small boats operating in Canal Zone waters are
properly licensed and registered. The men of this patrol are responsible for the
storage and inspection of all explosives in the Canal Zone, except on military
The area of responsibility of the Water and Interior Patrol covers approxi-
mately 500 square miles, including Gatun and Madden Lakes.

Yabiliquina, the First Cacique (chief) of San Bias Islands, recently made
a courtesy call on Edward B. O'Brien, superintendent of the Terminals Division.
He was accompanied by the Third Cacique of San Bias, Estanislao Lopez, Cuna
newsman Pablo Solis G., and Adoniram' J. Iglesias, Terminals Division guard,
who is also front San Blas.
Yabiliquina and Lopez had just returned from a tour of the United States
sponsored by the Panama Tourist Bureau. While in Colon they dropped in to see
O'Brien at his office nearby.
O'Brien accompanied the two distinguished visitors on a tour of the Cristobal
docks where many Cuna Indians working there were pleasantly surprised by the
visit of their chief.


Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dockery, Austell, Ga.

Dr. Thomas Ally, Washington, N. C., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dworak, Gulfport, Fla.



Joe Musso, Calvin Fishbaugh, Pat Hutchings, Joe Oliver, Jerry Fox and Ralph
Huls, taken at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Byrne Hutchings, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Beth Lockridge Huls, Edna Hart Musso, Jill McKaig Hutchings and Marcy Rudge
Fox, taken at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Byrne Hutchings, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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Mr. and Mrs. Herb Staples, Louisville, Ky.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm Lundy, Hattiesburg, Miss.


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Mrs. Theodora Hallin, an English teacher at Woodlawn Junior High School dis-
cusses the "New English" with two of her students. Their picture appeared in
the Fayetteville, Arkansas' Northwest Ark. Times. ED.

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Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

2nd Class Postage
at St. Petersburg,
Florida Post Office



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