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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.
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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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Administrajton Building, Balboa Heights, with Albrook Field in
Courtesy Panama Canal Company
Vol. 2 SEPTEMBER 1968 No. 3

Cordelia Knott (Left) and Walter Kn k (Right) appraise the inscription
"For Integrity and Devotion to the Ajmerican Ideals and HumanitiFs"
as Los Anme!es panama Canal Society. President, David LeRoy "1mith
(Center) looks on after presentation by the Soc.ety.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom N

50th Anniversary. .

Miss Margaret Maiy Begn.:i,.
fi:anrcee of Ensign James H-
Johns,.. Port Arth:y Texas.
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Mr. and Mrs. Eric Scott Wilson
(Sandra Jeanne Luning), Nanuet,
."ew yorA.

Mr. and Mrs. Heinie Hallin and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Englebright,
2nd Lt. David A. Hallin, U. S. Tuscon Arlz.
Marine Corps, r'ayetteville, Ark.

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rs. ler auder Ruth Walston) Mrs. Paul Barnard (Ida Walston)
Mr. Paul Barnard, Mr. Walter Lauder, Kexington, Ky. taken in St.
Petersburg, Fla. on the Barnard's wedding day.

S Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Thomas, (Royna Reece)
taken in St. Petersburg,
Fla. back row Nancy,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas.
Front row, Ken Steve
and Judy.

Mrs. Frank Townsend (Marvel Davidson) Frank Townsend and Sarah
Ann Wagner Gates, Mountain Home, Ark.

Ihe P/anamc Gainal Sc-iet4 ol6Oli4da, intc.

(A Non-Profit Organization)

To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships


W. L. Howard

G. C. Lockridge

Lucille S. Judd

Margaret Ward
Recording Sec'y

Betty Lockridge
Record Editor

Mrs. Alice Barnes

Wm. F. Grady
Legislative Rep.

Albert McKeown

J. F. Warner

Executive Committee

William L. Howard,
G. C. Lockridge
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Mrs. Margaret M. Ward
Mrs. Bessie Lee Lockridge
Cecil M. Banan
Nolen A. Bissell
W'. Iewey Goodwin
W. F. Grady (Lakeland)
Albert McKeomn

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.

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

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.


SPECIAL TO FLORIDA RESIDENTS: Section 6 (c) of Article seven of
the new constitution authorizes the legislature to increase the homestead
exemption up to an amount not exceeding $10,000.00 for persons over
sixty-five, but does not actually increase the exemption.

The new president of NARCE, Mr. Thomas Walters, promises an
all-out drive to secure a new and better deal for the government's
700,000 retirees and survivors. One of the priority goals next year
will be a 13 percent increase in annuities and survivor benefits, equal
to those given to social security recipients the past year.

Government personnel can expect to pay higher premiums for their
health insurance benefits by the end of the year. Rising hospital and
medical costs are expected to result in most of the insurance carriers
requesting higher rates. The CSC has asked the carriers to make their
requests as modest as possible.

INCOME TAX INCREASE: NARCE reports in the July issue of
Retirement Life as follows. Tax payers in the lower brackets will be
glad to learn that the increase will not apply to single taxpayers whose
tax does not exceed $145.00, unmarried heads of households whose tax
does not exceed $220.00 or married couples whose tax does not exceed

Unless Congress reconvenes after conventions and acts on a few laws
it looks hopeless for us this year. Maybe next year.

William F. Grady
Legislature Representative


THE DECEMBER 6th meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida has had to be changed to the 2nd FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th,



Mr. Leslie W. Croft Locks Division 26 years

Mr. John L. Dougan Maintenance Division 22 years

Mrs. Russell A. Edwards Payroll Branch 26 years

Mr. Gerald Neal Railroad Division 34 years

Mr. Harry B. Whitney Locks Division 29 years

Mr. Thieodore J. Wilbur Electrical Division 42 years

Mr. Wilburn S. Belcher Locks Division 17 years

Mrs. Margaret M. Finnegan Postal Division 25 years

Mr. John G. Haky Electrical Division 32 years

Mr. Simon B. Jones Electrical Division 26 years

Mr. Peter S. Proback Police Division 32 years

Mr. Adolph Kapinos Police Division 30 years

Mr. Eugne S. Shipley Police Division 30 years

Mr. Harry J. Ailant-Motor Transportation Division-41 years

Mr. Austin E. Slater-Electrical Division-26 years

Mr. Herbert F. Taake-Electrical Division-25 years

Mrs. Lucille M. Fulop-Office of E. and C.-25 years

Mr. Felix Carpinski-Locks Division-38 years

Mr. Lamar M. Lavender-Locks Division-31 years

Mr. John S. Pettingill-Schools-Asst. to Supt.-31 years

Mr. Norton B. Stephenson-Engineering Division-30 years

Mr. Eugene White-Navigation Division-34 years

Mr. Jack Kaplan-Motor Transportation Division-23 years

Mr. Victor L. Sanger-Maintenance Division-40 years


Miss Janet Ann Hine, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Orville Jay
Hine, former Pastor of the Balboa Union Church, Saugerties, N. Y.
became the bride of Robert Warner Widell, son of Judge and Mrs. Carl
A. Widell of the Canal Zone and Tampa, Fla., June 15th. The impres-
sive double ring ceremony took place in the Saugerties Reformed
Church. The Rev. Mr. Hine, pastor of the church, officiated assisted
by the Rev. Glen Hine.
Major Carl Widell of Colorado Springs, Colo., served as bestman
for his brother. Ushers were Orville Jay Hine, Jr. and Franklin O.
Hine, brothers of the bride, both of Saugerties, N.Y. and Lawrence
Scher of Cleveland, Ohio.
Immediately following the church service, the bride's parents
entertained at a buffet luncheon at Katsbaan Inn for approximately
80 guests.
After the luncheon the bridal couple left for an eight-day motor
trip to San Francisco, California.
Mrs. Widell was graduated from Hope College, Holland, Mich. and
Columbia University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Prior to her marriage, she worked for the Ulster County Department
of Health as public health nurse in Saugerties. Her husband is an
alumnus of Duke University, Durham, N.C. and Stanford University,
Palo Alto, California. He is presently studying for a PhD in Political
Science at Stanford University.
Mr. and Mrs. Widell will reside in Palo Alto, Box 7486, Stanford,
Mr. and Mrs. Widell are Balboa High School graduates ED.

Miss Sandra Jeanne Luning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H.
Luning, Mahapac, N.Y., became the bride of Eric Scott Wilson, son of
Mrs. Ruth E. Lorenzo, Congers, N.Y. and grandson of Capt. and Mrs.
E. J. Ericksen, New Port Richey, Fla., May 4th, 1968. The bridegroom,
a graduate of Clarestown hdgh school, New York City, N.Y. attended
U.S.F., Tampa, Fla. and after his discharge from the Navy is employed
by IBM in New York City. The bride, a graduate of Mahapac high
school attended school in London studying merchandising and is em-
ployed with A T an T in White Plains, N.Y. The young couple are at
home in Nanuet, N.Y.

Miss Marion Carol La Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph La
Bell, Rochester, N.Y. and Charles Alan Crosby, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Crosby, Green Valley, Arizona were married in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Charles is a 1963 Balboa high school graduate and served four years in
the U.S. Navy. The young couple reside in Tulsa, where they are at-
tending school.

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Slaughter and Frank L. Ostrander were married
at the bride's home in Los Rios. Judge Charges A. Garcia officiated.
Following the ceremony the couple were hosts at a cocktail party at
the Quarry Heights Officer's Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Ostrander left on th SS Cristobal for a wedding trip
to the Southwest and Pacific Coast States. They will return in Septenm-
her to make their home in Los Rios.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kircher of Detroit, Mich. have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Josephine MacCollum, to Cyrus William
Field, Jr. He is the son of the Cyrus W. Fields of Margarita, Canal
The bride-elect graduated from Maryville College of the Sacred
Heart, St. Louis, Missouri.
Her fiance was graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla,
and is employed as an engineer at Cape Kennedy with the Apollo Pro-

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bartecchi of Daytona Beach, Florida, former-
ly of Curundu, have announced the marriage of their daughter Nancy
Jo to Mr. George Holcroft, Jr., on June 19. Mr. Holcroft is the son of
Mrs. Maj-Britt Sparlock of Balboa and Mr. George Holcroft of Curundu

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Estes of 3843 University Street, Memphis,
Tennessee, have announced the engagement of their daughter Miss
Donna Lynn Estes to Peter James Richard, son of Mrs. Owen L. Richard
of Balboa, Canal Zone and the late Mr. Richard.
Miss Estes is a graduate of Trezevant High School in Memphis and
completed her first year in Memphis State University where she is
studying education.
Mr. Richard, a graduate of Balboa High School, attended the New
York State Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, New York for two years.
He is now serving with the U.S. Navy and is attending the Electronics

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Willis have announced the marriage of their
daughter Betty to Terrill Slaughter, July 19, in Balboa. The bridegroom
is the son of Mrs. Frank L. Ostrander of Los Rios and the late Mr.
Benjamin Franklin Slaughter.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Begnaud, 4036 6th, Port Arthur, Texas, announce
the engagement of their daughter Margaret Mary, to Ensign James H.
Johnson, son of Captain and Mrs. Howard Johnson, Castine, Me. Miss
Begnaud is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school and Port
Arthur College. She attended Lamar Tech and is employed by the
Selective Service system in Port Arthur. Ensign Johnson is a graduate
of Balboa high school, C.Z. and the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine,
Me., where he received his B.S. degree. He is a member of the U.S.
Coast Guard and is serving at the Marine Inspection office. An October
wedding is planned in Port Arthur.

Miss Connie Sue Zemer and John C. Sanders exchanged Nuptial
Vows at a June ceremony at the Balboa Union Church with the Rev.
Clarence C. Payne officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her
brother, David T. Zemer who flew to the Zone from California. The
Ladies Auxiliary of the church served a buffet dinner in the church
Mrs. Sanders is the daughter of Mrs. Ruthelma Zemer and the
grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Zemer. Mr. Sanders is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sanders, III, La Boca, C.Z.
Following a wedding trip to the Interior, the couple returned to the
Canal Zone where they will remain until the bride enteres her junior
year at San Jose State College in California and the bridegroom, a
December graduate as a machinist of Okmulgee, Tech at Okmulgee.
Okla., is employed and is continuing his studies in engineering at San
Jose City College.

Miss Naomi Ruthi Mason, daughter of Mrs. Samuel Francis Mason,
III and the late Captain Mason of Margarita, was married on June 8
to Eugene Isted Sadler, son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Gould Sadler of
Gainesville, Florida, in the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.
The Rev. Thaxton Springfield performed the double ring ceremony.
The reception was held in the church parlor following the ceremony.
A wedding trip to the Smoky Mountains and North Carolina. The
couple will move to Tallahassee where the bride will attend Florida
State University graduate school. Mr. Sadler, who recently received
his Master's degree from the University of Florida, will teach mathe-
matics in the Tallahassee area.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. John W. B. Hall. of
Sarasota, formerly of Margarita, and Mr. and Mrs. Luke T. Palumbo
of Coco Solo.

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Coffey of Ancon, Canal Zone have announced
the marriage of their daughter, Joan Patricia, to Mr. Charles Edward
Rienks on July 8. The wedding took place at St .Mary's Cathedral in
Miami, Florida. The young couple, presently honeymooning in Florida,
plan to visit the Canal Zone.
The bride will continue in her position with Hertz in Tampa, Fla.,
for thpe present. Mr. Rienks will return to Guantanamo, Cuba where
he is a civilian employee of the United States Navy.

The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Rosanne Miller,
daughter of Mrs. Lauren Miller and the late Mr. Miller of Maldron,
Indiana, and Lt. Richard A. Zirkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar
R. Zirkman of 4769 White Plains Road, Bronx, New York formerly of
Balboa, Canal Zone has been announced.
Miss Miller is a graduate of Waldron High School and Ball State
University. Lt. Zirkman is a graduate of Balboa High School and re-
ceived his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music at Ball State
University. He is currently serving with the U.S. Air Force in Los
Angeles, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mathieson of Fairhope, Alabama and Balboa,
Canal Zone have announced the marriage of their daughter, Susan
Alayne, to Mr. Terrell Carver Deakins on June 15 in Titusville, Fla.
The young couple were 'married in thie home of Mr. Deakin's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Deakins, former resident of th eCanal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Rankin of Algerta, Spain, flew to the U.S.
for the marriage of their youngest daughter, Colleen, to Mr. Terry
Harland Hall of East Lansing, Michigan. The afternoon ceremony took
place in the Apostles Chapel of the University Methodist Chturch. The
young couple are residing in campus housing until Terry completes his
graduate work in Veterinarian Medicine in Decenr4rer.

Miss Barbara Janowitz. daughter of Professor and Mrs. Hans
Janowitz of Las Cumbres, Panama, R. de P., was married on June 9,
to Mr. William Greenberg, son of Mrs. Michael Greenberg and the late
Mr. Greenberg of Chicago and Lakewood, New Jersey. Rabbi Dr.
Irving Levey, Chaplain and Professor Emeritus of Princeton University
performed the double ring ceremony which took place at the home of
the bridegroom's brother-in-law, Dr. Leonard Rosen in Woodcliff Lake,
New Jersey.

Out-of-town guests in addition to the bride's parents, included her
aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Donat of London, England and the
former Isthmians Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kennedy of Vermont.
The bride was graduated from Wellesley College, where she was
named a Wellesley Scholar. She will attend the graduate school of
Boston University. Her father is Professor of Music at the Instituto
Nacional de Musica in Panama.
Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of Lakewood High School and Prince-
ton University. He is working on his dissertation in the Department
of Physics at Harvard University.
Following a short wedding trip to the Virgin Islands, the young
couple has returned to make their home at 303-A Holden Green, Cam-
bridge, Mass.

The marriage of Miss Beverly Joyce Abernathy of Birmingham,
Alabama and Mr. George Kenneth Phillips was solemnized, March 16
at the First Baptist Church in Bucksville. The Rev. George Kell per-
formed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Clark Abernathy of
McCalla, Alabama. Mr. Phillips is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Phillips
of Diablo Heights, Canal Zone.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Church Social
Mrs. Phillips is employed with Southern Bell Telephone. Mr. Phillips
is a junior at Auburn University.
Following a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips made their
home in N. Birmingham, Alabama, until Mr. Phillips entered the Armed
Among out-of-town guests were Mr. George Lindfords, Mr. Stewart
Brown and Mr. Eric Robinson, Canal Zone.

Miss Wallis Ruth Bain and Christian Sigurd Skeie were united, in
marriage in a double-ring ceremony at a Nuptial Mass, June 1, 1968,
at the Sacred Heart Catholic church, Pinellas Park, Florida, with the
Rev. Father Gloekler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Clinton Bain of
5213 58th Ave. North. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Christian Sigurd Skeie of Balboa, Canal Zone.
The bride's father gave her in marriage.
Mrs. Jack Brace DeVore, sister of the bride, from Virginia, was
matron of honor. Flower girls were Miss Margaret and Julia Marshall.
James Marshall served as best man. John McNall and Paul Glass-
burn were ushers.

The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs.
Phyllis Crook and Mrs. James Marshall assisted in serving. Miss Gail
Bohannon was in charge of the bride's book.
Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Stevens from Bal-
boa, Canal Zone. The mother of the groom and his sister, Mrs. Michael
Klipper from Balboa, Canal Zone, Miss Carol Saarinen from West
Virginia, Mr. Rick Mahoney from Tennessee, Bill Hanna from Georgia,
Garth Feeney from Tampa, Bill Jenkins from Pahn Beach, Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Sprague from St. Augustine, the bride's brother, Jack A.
Bain and his son Daniel from St. Louis, Missouri,
The bride attended Balboa High Schpol and Junior college. She
graduated from Gulfport Academy in Beauty Culture.
The bridegroom graduated from Balboa High School and Oklahoma
State Technical College. He has served in the armed forces and re-
cently returned from Viet Nam.
The couple are residing in St. Petersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mallahan of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of
Balboa, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Sue,
to David Jeffrey Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs .W. R. Hunt of Caracas,
The bride-elect, a 1963 honor graduate of Balboa High School, re-
ceived her degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina,
and is now teaching Spanish and French at the George Wythe High
School in Richmond, Virginia. Her fiance graduated from Duke Uni-
versity in June.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Snyder of Bay Village (Ohio) announce the
engagement of her daughter, Renata Rose Witt, to Lt. Walter Alan Dryja,
U.S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dryja of Balboa Heights,
Panama Canal Zone.
Miss Witt, daughter of the late Mr. Reinhold W. Witt, was graduated
from Ohio State University and is doing graduate work at Case Western
Reserve University. Her fiance, also a graduate of Ohio State, is
stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Phillips of Margarita announce the engagement
of their daughter, Susan, to Jonathon Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Fisher of Compton, California.
Miss Phillips is a graduate of Cristobal High School and is now
attending King's College at Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Fisher is
presently employed by Klicks Core Co. in Compton.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Sutherland of Gamboa, Canal Zone, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Marsha Rae, to Mr. Robert Mc-
Namara, Jr., of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Miss Sutherland, who was born and reared in the Canal Zone, is a
graduate of Balboa High School and attended Albion College, Albion,
Michigan. She is a recent graduate of Argubrighit Business College of
Battle Creek, Michigan, and is presently employed in that city.
Mr. McNalmara is the son of Dr. Robert McNamara of Battle Creek
and the late Mrs. McNamara. He is a graduate of Lakeview High
School and Argubright Business College of Battle Creek and has re-
cently entered the Armed Forces on active duty.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Waggoner of Gatun, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann, to AIC Harry Augustine
Dockery, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Augustine Dockery also of
Miss Waggoner was a 1968 graduate of Cristobal High School.
Airman Dockery is presently stationed at George AFB, California
and is a 1966 graduate of Cristobal High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stabler of Balboa announce the engagement of
their daughter, Frances Marie, to Ronald Meyer of Balboa.
Miss Stabler is a 1968 graduate of Balboa High School.
Mr. Meyer is the son of Mrs. John McDowell of Balboa and George
Meyer of Elmsford, New York. He was graduated from Balboa High
School in 1964 and attended Canal Zone College. He is employed at
present as an electrical apprentice with the Panama Canal organization.

Captain and Mrs. Kenneth S. Roscoe, of Margarita, Canal Zone,
announce the marriage of their daughter, Suzanne Patricia, to Mr. John
H. Lubera, son of Mrs. Ellen M. Robertson, of Colusa, California, and
Mr. Joseph R. Lubera, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
The couple plan to make their home in Florida where Mr. Lubera
is presently employed.

The engagement of Miss Lillian Elizabeth "Ginger" Thomas,
daughter of Mr. G. G. Thomas and the late Mrs. Thomas to Mr. Aubrey
Cooper Littleton, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Littleton, Sr., of Panama
City, Florida has been announced.
The bride-to-be was born in the Panama Canal Zone and graduated
from Cristobal High School. Following her father's retirement from
Panama Canal Co. service, the family left the Isthmus and now make

their home at 2301 Vivian Drive, Mobile, Alabama. Miss Thomas is at-
tending the University of Alabama.
Mr. Littleton attended Bay County High School in Panama City,
Florida and is a senior in Mechanical Engineering at the University of

Miss Cheryl Alyce DeRaps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C.
DeRaps of Margarita, Canal Zone, was married April 20 at the Holy
Family Church in Margarita, to Mr. Allen Lamont James of The Dalles
Father Charles Shanley, C.M., performed the ceremony and was
assisted on the altar by the bride's brother, Brian G'eddes DeRaps. A
reception followed at the Brazos Brook Country Club.
The bride attended Southern Oregon College and the couple plan to
continue their education at Portland State University.
The young couple spent their honeymoon in David Republic of
Panama, and left for the United States.

Miss Andrea Lynn Byrd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Byrd of
Los Rios, was married March 30 to AMN Lester R. Smith, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. O. Smith of Curundu.
The marriage was solemnized at the Albrook Air Force Base Chapel
with Father John Regan performing the double ring ceremony.
A reception was held following the ceremony in the Roosevelt Room
of the Tivoli Guest House.

Miss Laureen Marie Duquette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Duquette of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and Donald Blanchard Huff, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Maenner B. Huff of Balboa were married recently at
St. Germain's Catholic Church, St. Clair Shores. The Rev. Fr. LaSalle
Lerk officiated.
Following the religious ceremony a recepiton was held at the
Vintage House.
Out-of-town guests included Mrs. Edith Hampel and Miss Linda Huff,
aunt and sister of the bridegroom, respectively.
Following a wedding trip to a mountain resort the couple has return-
ed to make their home in Roseville, Michigan.
The bridegroom attended Canal Zone schools and R.P.I. in New York
State. Mrs. Huff is a 1966 graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit,

Announcement has been made of the marriage April 19, in Columbia,
South Carolina of Mrs. Sarah Jane Watson and Dr. Donald H. Robinson,
former Chief of the Industrial Health Branch of the Panama Canal Co.
and now of Columbia.
Following a wedding trip to the Coast of the United States the couple
will be at home after May 1 at 534 Lockner Road, Columbia.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gorin, 270 NE 175thl St., Miami, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Barbara June, to Charles M. Sieger, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Don Lo Prince, 18040 NE Ninth PI., Miami.
Miss Gorin graduated from Miami Norland High School and is a
senior at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville.
Her fiance is a fifth year student at the University of Florida, Col-
lege of Architecture and Fine Arts. He has received a scholarship to
study at Le Fountainbleau in Paris, France, for summer.

Mr. and IMrs. Robert J. Straus, St. Petersburg, Florida, announce
the marriage of their daughter Ruth Ida to Mr. John Alan Gifford,
Friday, the fourteenth of June, 1968, Los Angeles Temple, Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Captain and Mrs. William T. Clute of Los Rios, Canal Zone, an-
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Janet Angela, to Mr. Louis
Glenn Meserole on May 29, 1968 at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal
Church, San Francisco, California. Mr. Meserole is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Meserole of Emmett, Idaho.

Captain and Mrs. C. V. Torstenson of Coco Solo, Canal Zone an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margot, to PFC V.
Brooks, USMC, son of Sgt. Major and Mrs. David K. Brooks of Fort
Gulick, Canal Zone.
Both young people graduated from Cristobal High School in the
class of 1966. At the present time, Miss Torstenson is completing her
sophomore year at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Mr. Brooks was a sophomore at North Carolina State University at
Raleigh, North Carolina, and a member of Pershing Rifles fraternity,
until his enlistment in the Marine Corps. He is at present in com-
munications school in San Diego, California.

Miss Beverly Renee Shircliffe became the bride of Samuel H. Rowley,
Jr., on April 13 at the Northside Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Rev. Kenneth Moon officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Browne Shircliffe of
St. Petersburg, Florida. Capt. and Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley, formerly
of the Canal Zone, and now of Clearwater, Fla. are parents of the
A reception was held at the church fellowship hall.
The bride was born in Cumberland, Md. She was graduated from
Dixie Hollins High School and is employed with Honeywell.
The bridegroom was born in Colon, Republic of Panama and was
graduated from Balboa High School and Canal Zone College. He served
in the U.S. Navy and is employed by Honeywell.
After a trip to St. Armand Key, Sarasota, they returned to their
new home at 1100 Village Green Ave., Seminole, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Bartlett of Balboa, Canal Zone announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Kathryn,
to 2nd Lt. Richard R. Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Schaefer
of Mayville, Wisconsin.
The bride-to-be, a 1964 graduate of Balboa High School, is a 1968
graduate of St. Norbert College, West De Pere, Wisconsin.
2nd Lt. Schaefer is a 1967 graduate of St. Norbert College and is
currently stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Miss Erika Maria Markert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August
Markert of Bad Kissengen, Germany and Lt. Richard A. Casey, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Casey of Ancon exchanged wedding vows
at a ceremony held at high noon at Chapel Daley Barracks in Bad
Kissengen, Germany, on March 2. The couple left the chapel beneath
a saber arch formed by eight of Lt. Casey's fellow officers.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the
The bride was employed by the U.S. Army in Bad Kissengen where
Lt. Casey had been stationed with the 37th Artillery, U.S. Army since
May, 1967. The young couple are now residing at Fort Lewis, Washing-
ton State.

Captain and Mrs. James M. Walsh of Margarita have announced
the engagement of their daughter, Stacia Ann, to Mr. Paul Woodrow
Morgan, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woodrow Morgan, Sr., of Balboa.
Miss Walsh graduated from Balboa High School in 1963. She is
attending George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee,
where she is pursuing studies toward her master's degree in Library

Mr. Morgan, a graduate of Balboa High School in 1962, attended
Canal Zone Junior College. He is enrolled in the Divinity School of
Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he is working on
his Master of Divinity dgeree.
Mr. and iMrs. John W. Huson of Margarita have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Colleen, to Specialist Richard De Los
Huntsman, son of Mrs. Larry E. Fowler of Ashton, Idaho and the Late
Mr. De Los Glen Huntsman.
Miss Huson is a 1968 graduate of Cristobal High School.
Mr. Huntsman is a 1964 graduate of North Fremont Hight School in
Ashton, Idaho. He joined the U.S. Army in October 1964 and is pre-
sently assigned to the Army Education Center, Fort Davis, Canal Zone.

William George Tillman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Tillman
of Gamboa, Canal Zone, exchanged marriage vows with Miss Katherine
Charlotte Eggers of 404 Penn Street, Edgefield, South Carolina, on May
10 at the Edgefield Methodist Church.
The reception in the church Fellowship Hall followed the service.
Mr. and Mrs. Tillman are making their home at 2-R Mills Road,
Clemson, South Carolina.
The bridegroom was graduated from Balboa High School and is a
junior at Clemson University. His bride was graduated from Thurman
High School in Edgefield and is a sophomore at Clemson University.

Mrs. Roberta J. Paterson of Diablo Heights has announced the en-
gagement of her daughter, Roberta Lynn Paterson to Gordon Reif, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Reif, of Margarita.
Miss Paterson, the daughter of the late Jack Paterson, is a graduate
of Balboa High School in the class of 1964 and was graduated from
Southern Methodist University. Mr. Reif is a graduate of Cristobal
High School with the class of 1962 and was graduated from Louisiana
State University in January, 1968.

Mr. and Mrs. James Francis McGloin of New Orleans, formerly of
Margarita, Canal Zone have announced the engagement of their daughter
Joan Ellen, to Mr. Paul Joseph Brooks, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Brooks, Sr., of Balboa.
Miss McGoin attended Canal Zone College and Marsh-Draughon
Business College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Brooks received an A.A. degree from the Canal Zone College
and is presently a senior at East Texas State University in Commerce,

Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Wells, Jr., were married at the First Con-
gregational Church, Columbus, Ohio, June 7th. The bride, the former
Miss Dallas Marilla Bagby, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
L. Bagby, 1714 Churchview Lane, Columbus. Mr. Wells is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Wells, Balboa, Canal Zone. The Rev. Chalmers
Coe officiated.
A reception was held at the Clintonville Women's Club.
Coming from out of town for the wedding wer ethe bridegroom's
aunts: Miss Mary Orr, Balboa, C.Z. and Mrs. Polly Wells, Chatham,
N. J., his parents, Balboa, C.Z., and the brides grandmother, Mrs.
Marcia F. Bagby, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The bride is a graduate of Upper Airlington High School and re-
ceived her B.A. degree from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio where
she was tapped for Intaglio, women's leadership honorary, and named
to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges for 1968".
Mr. Wells attended Balboa High School and the Canal Zone College.
A graduate of Marietta College he is now working toward his Master's
degree in Marine Biology at Florida State under a National Science
Foundation Scholarship.

St. Mary's R. C. Church, Balboa was the setting recently for the
wedding of Theresa Anne Givonetti of Diablo and Ronald I. Carroll of
Balboa. The Reverend Father S. Strouse, C.M. celebrated the nuptial
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Givonetti of Diablo. The
bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carroll of Balboa.
The wedding reception was held at the Balboa Elks Lodge where
a buffet luncheon was served.
The couple left immediately following the reception for Corpus
Christi, Texas where the Mr. Carroll is stationed with the Navy.

Cmdr. John H. Higgins, U.S. Naval Reserve, and Mrs. Higgins of
Annapolis, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Joan, to
Midshipman Roy Edward Graham, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E.
Graham of Denver and Lafayette, Colo., formerly of the Canal Zone.
Miss Higgins graduated from Annapolis High School and attends
Anne Arundel Community College.
Graham attended Denver schools and graduated from George
Washington High School in 1964. He's a member of the 1968 class at
the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

The Post Chapel at Fort Hamilton, New York, was the setting for
the marriage on June 8 of Miss Kathleen Gale Sullivan, daughter of
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) and Mrs. Glenn R. Sullivan, formerly of the Canal
Zone, to Mr. Gregory Louis Hakanson. The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Hakanson of Margarita, Canal Zone.
The afternoon ceremony was performed by the bride's father. She
was escorted down the aisle by her uncle, Mr. C. E. Andrew of Wayne,

The bride is a graduate of Cristobal High School, the Canal Zone
College, and Oglethorpe College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Hakanson is a graduate of Cristobal High School, and has just
completed four years in the Air Force. The young couple are residing
in Atlanta, Georgia.

Miss Leda M. Walbridge became the bride of Henry C. Dixon,
Sunday, July 15, at the First Baptist Church of Tampa. The bride is
the daughter of Mrs. Lilith D. Walbridge and the late Jordan E. Wal-
bridge of Sarasota. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Dixon of Goldboro, N.C., who went to Tampa for the wedding.
Mrs. Dixon attended Canal Zone Schols and went to Sarasota with
her family following Mr. Walbridge's retirement. She was graduated
from Sarasota High School and is now on the nursing staff at Tampa
General Hospital.
Mrs. Dixon attended Canal Zone Schools and went to Sarasota with
on the staff of the Plant City public schools system where he taught
English and was a football coach. He reported for military duty on
August 25. Following a short wedding trip the couple are at home at
20 Davis Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Stroop, Jr., of Merritt Island announce the
engagement of their daughter, Shayne Maureen, to Richard Bowen Fite,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Fite, Jr., of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Miss Stroop is a 1964 graduate of Riverview High School, Sarasota,
and attended Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. She is em-
ployed by the National Bank of Washingotn in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Fite is a graduate of Germantown High School, Memphis, Tenn.,
and was recently graduated from Covenant College. He entered Cov-
enant Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in September in preparation for the


Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hammond of Gaimboa announce the en-
gagement of her daughter, Sherry Lynn Acker, to Martin M. Eid.
Miss Acker is an English teacher at Curundu Junior High School,
Canal Zone. Mr. Eid, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Eid of Hyde
Park, New York, resides at Virginia Beachl, Virginia where he is as-
signed to the OSI detachment at Norfolk, Virginia. He was formerly
stationed at Albrook Air Force Base.
Sherry was born in the Canal Zone, and was an honor graduate of
Balboa High School and Canal Zone College. She received her B.S.
degree from Florida State University and her M.A. from the University
of Illinois.


Mr. & Mrs. James E. Bryant, Los Rios, Canal Zone, spent a month
in Tampa, Florida, awaiting the arrival of a new grandson, Michael
Allyn McGuire, born on February 18th. They were guests of their
daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Warren McGuire. They also have
another grandson, James David McGuire. While in Florida, the Bryants
visited with Sam and Sarah Rowley of Clearwater,
They flew to Monterey, California, to be with their youngest daughter
and son-in-law, Betty and Steven Bishop, when Sheri Lyn Bishop, was
born on June 25th at Ford Ord. With Bonnie Marie Bishop, making
four grandchildren for the Bryant family.

Mr. & Mrs. Freddie (Inez Berg) Clark announce the birth of their
second child, a daughter, Pamela Lynn, on July 1, born at Ireland Army
Hospital Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Curtis L. Berg of Cocoli
and Mrs. Bertha Clark of Gant, Alabama.

Lt. and Mrs. Melvin L. Harvey of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Rita Marie.
Mrs. Harvey is the former Miss Theresa Ann Washlabaugh and the
maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Francis Perry Washabaugh
of Margarita. The maternal great grandmother is Mrs. John Kotalik.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Harvey of Knox-
ville, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Wood announce the birth of a second
daughter, Kimberly Ann, May 14th, at the William Beaumont Hospital.

Troy, Mich. Mr. Wood is with the Westinghouse Electrical Corp.,
Detroit, Michigan.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Keen and the
late Robert S. Wood. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Clauser, San Diego, California.

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Watson of Gainesville, Florida announce the
birth of their first child, a daughter, Mary Ann, on April 30. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John S. Watson of West Palm Beach,
Florida. Mary Ann's father and grandfather were born in the C. Z.

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Thrift of Diablo announce the birth of
their third child and first son, William Russell, Jr., on April 21 at
Gorgas Hospital.
Sharing honors as grand parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Chase
of Balboa and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Thrift of Los Rios.

Ensign and Mrs. Albert D. Jones announce the birth of their second
daughter, Lisa Monique, on July 3 at Gorgas Hospital. Mrs. Frances
D. Jones is the paternal grandmother. Mr. and Mrs. Kerner Frauen-
heim of Balboa are the maternal grandparents. Mrs. Jones is the
former Lola Frauenheim.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ryan of South Windsor, Conn. announce the
birth of their second child and first son, John David, on March 10th.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mrs. Lillian F. Ryan of Balboa
and Mr. and Mrs. Hutman of Edmundton, Alberta, Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Zellner announce the birth of their first child,
a son, John William, on May 30 at the Josephine Goldwater Hospital in
Show Low, Arizona. Mrs. Zellner is the former Rose Mary Monzon of
Balboa, Canal Zone.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William J. Monzon of
Balboa who were visiting their daughter and son-in-law at the time of
the baby's birth. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John H.
Zellner of Show Low.

Announcement is made of the birth of their second child and son,
Steven Charles on April 5 by Sp/5 and Mrs. Kenneth Mohl in Teheran,
Iran. Specialist Mohl is in the U. S. Army Unit attached to the United
States Embassy there. Maternal grandparents are the late Albert
Schollkopf and mrs. Barbara Schollkopf of Seneca, South Carolina.
Paternal grandparents are Lt. and Mrs. Frederick A. Mohl of Balboa.
C. Z.


Mr. and Mrs. James Grobaski of Randolph, N. Y. announce the
birth of their first child, a daughter, Veronica Sue, on June 15.
Mrs. Grobaski is the former Margaret Knox. Maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Knox of Balboa. Paternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. J. Grobaski of Jamestown, N. Y. and little "Ronnie Sue"
is their first grandchild. Maternal great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Charles P. Harrison, Sr., of Sarasota, Fla. The baby is their third
great grandchild.

Mr. and Mrs. John Wells (Penny Pennington) announce the birth of
twins, a boy and a girl, July 31st. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. James H. Pennington, Norman, Oklahoma.


A large picture of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coleman taken on their 50th
wedding anniversary appeared on the Woman's Page of The Times-
News, Hendersonville, N. C. with the following.-ED.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Coleman, 1109 Sylvan Boulevard, who
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary today, June 22, at open
house given by their two daughters and their families, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Dombrowsky, Diablo Heights, Canal Zone; and Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Pattison, James and Thomas Pattison of Waynesburg, Penn. About 60
friends were invited to call. Out of town guests include Mrs. J. Dorenski,
Mrs. F. Lykowski, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs .Mary Good and Mrs. Myrtle
Jordan, Mt. Vernon, Wash:.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coleman and children,
Choteau, Mont.; Mrs. Theodore Lykowski, Jr., and Mrs. Ray Gornick
of Chicago, Ill.

Dear Mrs. Lockridge:
We have had a most successful get-together here on Merritt Island.
On July 6, a group of us met at the Caravelle Lounge on Cocoa Beach
for cocktails. The group numbered AT LEAST 45. we lost count
after 30. Many of us hadn't seen each other in 10 years when we went
to school together, and there was an awful lot of catching up to do.
The last of us straggled home around midnight.
On Sunday morning, a group met in the parking lot of our shopping
center on Merritt Island and left from there to make thje tour of Cape
Kennedy. Quite enlightening as to how some of our tax money is spent
and the workings of the space program. At about 11:00 a.m. families

began to collect on Kiwanis Island foi the picnic, and our guest book
shows 85 adults and many many children. We had 4 Sheriff's Jr. De-
puties keeping an eye on the little ones and directing the parking. They
did a wonderful job. Curt & Jinjer Jeffries brought their tape recorder
with tapes of Lucho Azcarraga for background music. Mrs. Alice Hart
(Tampa) brought 4 bags (4 lbs.) of plantain chips to munch with the
cold drinks which- disappeared in no time at all.
We all had a wonderful time and the picnic lasted until 6:00 p.m.,
when we left, after sending everyone off. We hope to make this a
yearly get together the first weekend in July.
The Bruce Claflins' (Sandra Hughes) had the Ralphl Huls' (Beth
Lockridge) and 4 children camping in their backyard during the picnic
weekend. We had a lot of fun with them, even trying to maneuver
their camper into our backyard during a rainstorm.
The Curt Jeffries (Jinjer Reinhfardt) hosted the Calvin Fishboughs'
and 3 children for the same weekend.
Fred & Leona (Hart) Lee hosted Reggie & Beverly (Boyett) Hayden
and children.
Some of those that attended are:
Bill & Mary Virginia Larson, Beth & Ralph Huls, Bill & Myrtle
Hughes, Mike and Shirley Crook, Doug Crook, Virginia Moorehead & son,
Emma Plummer, Margaret Jenkins, Jim Selby, Reggie & Beverly
(Boyett) Hayden, Bill & Jane (Compton) Wagenbrenner, Bob & Liz
Libbey, Sue Kent & family, Tim Days & family, Cal Fishbough & family,
Bruce & Sandra Chaflin, Curt & Jinjer Jeffries, Don & Joni Ryter,
Walter & Rete Reinhardt, Swen & Bee Lindquist, Dick & Lynn Cun-
ningham, Walt & Joyce (Gardner) Kuhrt, Jr., Bob Jordan, Bob Dolan,
Lucy Weller, Gerald & Marcie (Rudge) Fox, Don & Linda Bennian,
Donald & Dottie Humphrey, Gladys Bliss Humphrey, Franky Smith,
Dick & Rosie (Stroop) Morse, June Stroop (Mrs. Ed) Mr. & Mrs. W. S.
Neal, Mr. & Mrs. L. M. Hall, Sal & Joy Aleguas, Mr. & Mrs. W. H.
Barlow, Alice Hart, Lt. Col. & Mrs. Ken Deith, Floann (Pierce) Gray,
Marie (Dube) Burns, Marie & Fred Dube, Capt. & Mrs. Elmer Abbott,
Mrs. Richard Abbott and 3 children, Robert Jordan, Sr., Robert Quinn,
Mr. & Mrs. Tommie Davidson, Howard Tidy, Joe & Angela (Valentine)
Oliver, Fred & Leona Lee, Bill & Ollie Harness, C. Warren Doubleday.
We had such a great crowd!!! And so many of them drove quite
a long way to be with us, such as Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Sarasota,
Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Hialeah; and a few were down visiting,
such as from Houston, Texas, Augusta, Ga., Wichita Falls, Tex. We
would like to thank all of those who came and helped to make our
reunion such a success.
Sandra Hughes Cliflin, Jinjer Reinhlardt Jeffries, Leona Hart Lee

Leo A. McIntire, Jr., formerly of Balboa, is codeveloper and Presi-
dent of Data Research Corp., a new computer service organization that
began operation in Tulsa, Okla., July 1.
He was born in Balboa, a son of the late Leo A. McIntire, formerly
Chief of the Panama Canal's Civil Intelligence Branch, now the Internal
Security Office, and Mrs. Blanche A. McIntire, who now is Mrs. Walter
He attended the Balboa schools and was graduated from Balboa High
School in 1960. He attended Canal Zone College and participated in the
Canal Zone Apprenticeship Program until drafted in the U.S. Army. He
served in Korea and then attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics in
Tulsa, Okla., and is a graduate of the University of Tulsa in Tulsa,
Okla., with a degree in Mathematical Engineering.
Data Researchl, which he heads, is a principally owned subsidiary
of Ozark Mahoning Co., headquartered in Tulsa. Data Research brings
'he first super-scale Control Data 600 series system to Oklahoma. The
firm is also the first in the "time-sharing" field with a third generation
super-scale computer in the State.
A 4-column photograph with the article shows Leo McIntire con-
ferring with officers of the firm and the president of Ozark Mahoning.

Chief Eugene Saunders Shiploy, who has been with the Canal Zone
Police Division 28 years, retired from Canal service and left the
Isthmus July 24.
Like many members of the Canal Zone police force, he arrived on
the Isthmus as a member of the Armed Forces. A sergeant in the
Medical Corps, he was stationed at Quarry Heights.
After receiving an honorable discharge from military service, he
joined the Canal organization in May 1940.
He became District Police Commander, Cristobal, in January 1956
and since June 1, 1961, has been Chief of the Canal Zone Police Division.
Chief Shipley is a member of the International Chiefs of Police and
cooperates, on request, with INTERPOL.
He is a fishing enthusiast and for that reason plans to make his
future home in Florida.
His wife is thte former Margaret Marie Owens of Gatun, and they
have one daughter, Julia.

John R. Wise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson E. Wise, formerly of La
Boca, C.Z., was graduated from Texas A&M University May 25 with
a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering.
While at Texas A&M he twice was named a distinguished student
on the Dean's list. He was a member of the American Society of Civil

Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Military Engineers (ASME),
and the Corps of Cadets.
On graduation day, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
After a short vacation in Europe, Lieutenant Wise will enroll at the
University of Texas to work for a master's degree in Civil Engineering.

Robert Hilton Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton F. Hughes of La
Boca and a member of the graduating class of Balboa High School, has
been accepted for appointment to the U. S. Air Force Academy at
Colorado Springs, Colo., it was announced by Gov. W. P. Leber.
Young Hughes was born in Ancon and has always attended the
Canal Zone schools. He has been active in athletics and the Boy Scouts
movement during most of his school years.
For the past 3 years he has been president of Explorer Post No. 21,
sponsored by the Balboa Union Church and has taken part in the annual
cayuco race. He is a member of the High School Varsity football team
and this year was president of the Lettermen's Club.

Sfc. Bill Bright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Bright of Bethania
Heights, Panama, and a former resident of the Canal Zone and Panama,
has been cited for heroism in action in Vietnam.
Sergeant Bright, who already had been awarded the commendation
medal with oak leaf cluster and the air medal with several clusters.
recently was awarded the bronze star medal with valor clasp for heroism
in connection within military operations against a hostile force.
The citation reads: "Sergeant First Class Bill Bright distinguished
himself while serving as platoon sergeant of an aerial scout platoon
involved in a screening mission around a North Vietnamese ambush
site. The wing helicopter received heavy enemy fire and crashed.
"Sfc. Bright volunteered to be landed close to the fortified enemy
positions to render assistance to an unconscious pinned crew member.
He administered lifesaving first aid and prepared the wounded crew
member for a hasty medical evacuation. He then skillfully coordinated
with the medical evacuation helicopter by using hand signals and guided
the hovering aircraft into position for the evacuation.
"He continued to provide local security single handedly for the
downed helicopter until an infantry platoon was air lifted to the site.
As a result, the downed helicopter and its crew were evacuated without
loss of life, and Sfc. Bright was rejoined with his crew to continue the
mission, which resulted in the routing of the enemy force.

"His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the mili-
tary service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the U.S.
Sergeant Bright attended Balboa High School in the Canal Zone
where he was an outstanding member of the ROTC. He is married to
the former Rosemary Murphy of Louisville, Ky., who is residing in that
city with their four children.
A 17-year Army veteran, hie has been in Southeast Asia since Octo-
ber 1967 and is assigned to the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry in Vietnam.
He has two brothers living in the Canal Zone. They are Frank
Bright of the Panama Canal Information Office staff and Thomas V.
Bright, a member of the Canal Zone Police in Balboa. A third brother,
Clarence D. Bright, is a U.S. Army civilian employee stationed in

Ronald L. Seeley, the Canal's chief of the Employment-Management
Relations Staff, has been appointed a member of the Canal Zone Board
of Appeals by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.
Named as alternate member of the board was Gary P. Dunsmoor,
Chief of the Professional and U.S. Recruitment Section.
Seeley, formerly an alternate himself, succeeds Gordon M. Frick,
Deputy Personnel Director (Operations), who is retiring from the board.
Frick's work as a board member was commended recently by Ells-
worth Wolfsperger, Chief, International Division, Office of the Deputy
Chief of Staff or Personnel, Department of the Army.

Al J. Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estis Caldwell of Camden,
Arkansas and the Canal Zone, received his Bachelor of Science degree
in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
He is a 1954 graduate of Balboa High School.
On the day of his graduation he received his Second Lieutenant's
commission in the U.S. Air Force and is assigned to the 150th Air
Commando Wing at England AFB, Louisiana where he is traffic manage-
ment officer.
Mr. Caldwell, Sr., who is presently at the Caldwell home in Arkan-
sas, was joined by Mrs. Caldwell, Director of Special Services, at Fort
Davis, Canal Zone, for their son's graduation.

The promotion of Willard E. Percy to the position of chief of the
Industrial Training Staff was announced by the Acting Personnell Di-
rector, Dr. Daniel J. Paolucci.
In his new capacity, Percy will head the expanding Panama Canal
Apprentice Program which presently has an enrollment of more than

200 young men from the Canal, Army, and Navy organizations. Percy,
himself, is a graduate of the Canal Apprentice Program which he now
will head.
As chief of the Industrial Training Staff, Percy will serve also as
an advisory member on the Panama Canal Industrial Training Com-

Because of the gratitude and generosity of Dr. Walter C. Friday, Jr.,
of Burlington, Iowa, the Panama Canal Zone Lodge No. 1414 of the
Benevolent Order of Elks now has a Dr. Walter C. Friday, Sr., Student
Assistance Fund.
While preparing for a career in medicine during the early 1940's,
Walter C. Friday, Jr., received financial aid from Lodge 1414. This
March the lodge received a check for two thousand dollars from Dr.
Friday and voted to set up the Walter C. Friday, Sr., Student Assisstance
Fund in memory of Dr. Friday's father who served Panama Canal
Zone Lodge No. 1414 as its Exalted Ruler during the lodge year of 1933-34.
Receiving word of the establishment of the fund Dr. Friday present-
ed the lodge with an additional $2,000.
In the words of the lodge's current Exalted Ruler, Stewart J. Brown:
"Although Elkdom does not expect its charitable deeds to be rewarded,
it is, nevertheless, heart-warming to be so well remembered by one we
have helped and to realize that men of Dr. Friday's mettle exist."

Robert C. Walker, Jr., received his B.A. degree in graduation
exercises at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Immediately follow-
ing the University graduation program, he was commissioned a Second
Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was honored as a Dis-
tinguished Graduate of the Air Force ROTC and was presented the
Robert B. Knox Award for Outstanding Leadership. He entered the
School of Dentistry at Emory University in September. Robert is the
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wakler of Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Captain and Mrs. E. G. Abbott, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent several
weeks visiting friends and relatives in California, and later with their
daughter in law, Barbara Shaw Abbott and three children, Falls Church,
Va. While they were there, Barbara flew to Honolulu where she was
met by Major Richard Abbott for a week's vacation. Major Abbott is
serving in Viet Nam. Barbara and the children accompanied Captain
and Mrs. Abbott to St. Petersburg, Fla. where they spent the summer.
Col. and Mrs. Virgil Shaw, Salenburg, N.C. were guests of the Abbotts
later in the summer.

Mt. and Mrs. G. C. Orr, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent a few weeks
with their son, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orr and two sons on Shelter
Island, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece and Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge, St.
Petersburg, Fla. spent a few days in Key West, Fla. enjoying all the
charms of the city.

Mrs. Walter Lindsay, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent most of the summer
with relatives in Washington, and Ill. Mr. Walter Lindsay flew to
Honolulu on a business trip and later met their daughter Judy Lindsay
in San Francisco when she flew in from Japan. They met Jessie and
together spent several days visiting relatives. Judy has returned to
Japan for another year of teaching.

Retired Balboa Port Captain and Mrs. R. C. Sergeant were guests
of their daughter Kay, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nifong, Winston Salem,
N.C. While there they attended the graduation of their son-in-law who
received a degree in Law. They spent several weeks in California
seeing many Canal Zone friends. They were guests of their daughter
Carol, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hoover and two sons in Antioch. The
Sergeants are at home to their many friends in their new home 1275 -
37th Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mrs. Geneva Stockham, St. Petersburg, Fla. was the guest of her
daughter Janet, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reece, and daughter Akron, Ohio.

Mrs. Nena McMillan, St. Petersburg, Fla. was the guest of her sister
and neice, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Symonds and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Buroughs,
Albuquerque, N. M.

Mr. and Mrs. James Fraser, Diablo, C.Z. were guests of Jim's
father, Mr. Andy Fraser, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Captain and Mrs. Howard Johnson, Castine, Me., their son, Ensign
James H. Johnson and his fiancee Miss Margaret Mary Begnaud, Port
Arthfur, Texas spent several days in St. Petersburg, Fla. seeing many
Canal Zone friends. While here the Johnsons rented a water front
apartment and after October 1st will be at home to their many friends
at Broadwater Harbor Apartmens, Ap. 4, 46h Ave. South, St. Petersburg,

Mrs. Wm. D. Burns (Agnes Dube) and her son Timothy Quinn,
Wichita Falls, Texas, are spending the summer with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Dube, Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. Burns flew to Honolulu
and spent a week with her husband, TSGT Wm. D. Burns, who flew in
from Viet Nam.

Miss Christine Tull, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Sue Odom met in
Los Angeles, Calif. and went on a trip to Mexico.

Jean Karsh has been studying at the University of Hawaii, in
Honolulu the past year.

Storer Everett, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the summer in Pennsyl-
vania, Ohio, Michigan and some time at Clear Lake, Indiana.

Sue Core Odom, Dothan, Alabama and her sister spent the summer
in Alaska, most of which was in Nome, Point Barrow, the largest
Eskimo settlement in the world and in Kotzebue. Sue has written and
had published a new book about her experiences.

Mrs. Ora M. Ewing, who is completing 25 years' service as a Canal
Zone College dormitory supervisor, was presented a Master Key to the
Locks by Gov W. P. Leber, in a ceremony in his office in the Adminis-
tration Building, Balboa Heights. The Master Key was accompanied
by a certificate signed by Governor Leber, naming Mrs. Ewing "Honor-
ary College Housemother." Three generations of the Ewing family
were present for the ceremony: Mrs. Ewing, her two daughters, Mrs.
Otto Hausmann, of Panama City and Mrs. Virginia Stich, of Balboa,
and Mrs. Ewing's granddaughter, Miss Ann Stichl, a student at the
University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, La., who was a Panama
Canal Budget and Rates student assistant this summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Proback left by Panama Line on June 17 for
New Orleans en route to Troy, New York to make their home. Mr.
Proback retired in May from Panama Canal Co. service with the
Police Division in Balboa.

Miss Karen G. Wheeler of Plymouth, Mich. visited her brother and
sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Wheeler of Ancon, Canal Zone for
the summer.

Mrs. F. R. Cheeseman, La Brea, California, spent a month as a
guest of her sister Mrs. E. Frauenheim on the Canal Zone. Mrs.
Cheeseman formerly owned the beauty shop in the El Hilton Hotel in
Panama City and left 4 years ago to make her home in the United States.

Mrs. H. I. Homa, who has spent several months in Florida, returned
to her home in Ancon.

Mrs. George W. Slaughter has arrived to spend a short vacation
with her mother, Mrs. Alice Leftridge following the completion of a
semester aboard the SS Ryndam, University of the Seven Seas, which
made around-the-world cruise. At the end of her vacation, Mrs. Slaugh-
ter will return to Texas Women's University at Denton from which she
will be graduated.

Brain M. Cox, a former resident of New Cristobal and Balboa, who
was ordained a priest in the Society of St. Joseph on June 1, arrived on
the Isthmus for a visit. Hie was ordained by his Excellency Cardinal
Patrick O'Boyle, D.D., Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Cox and attended Cristobal
and Balboa High Schools and Canal Zone College. His father retired
from the Panama Canal's Supply Division in 1963.

Miss Diane Boyd, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Robert Boyd of
Diablo Heights, C.Z., arrived from the University of Texas at El Paso.
to spend her vacation with her parents. She has as her guest, Miss
Janelle Randle of La Mesa, New Mexico, a classmate at the University.

Warrant Officer Fred Weade, Jr., is spending a short furlough with
his parents Captain and Mrs. Fred Weade of Balboa following his
graduation from Army Helicopter Pilot School at Fort Rucker, Alabama
where he received his wings and was commissioned on May 21. WO
Weade will report for duty in Vietnam on June 15.

"We have no objection to the Golden Spike Centennial reported
in the Apirl 1 issue of U.S. Transport but we do feel that the honor of
being the first transcontinental line should rest with Panama Railroad,"
Donald R. Brayton, Manager of the Panama Canal's Railroad Division,
pointed out in a letter in the June issue of U.S. Transport, published
monthly by U.S. Transportation, Inc., Washington, D.C. The Golden
Spike Centennial is to be held by the Union Pacific Railroad later this

The letter was as follows:
"We here on the Panama Railroad, the oldest transcontinental
railroad, noted with interest the news item on Page 2 of your, Apirl 1,
1968, issue regarding the Golden Spike Centennial Celebration. On
January 28, 1855, the Panama Railroad ran its first transcontinental
passenger train from Colon to Panama (Atlantic to Pacific) and this was
14 years before the first rails spanned the United States. As you can
see, we are well on our way toward our 125th anniversary, and we are
happy to report we are still going strong.
"We have no objection to the Golden Spike Centennial but we do
feel that the honor of being the first transconinental line should rest
with the Panama Railroad."

Second Lt. Gordon F. Boswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Boswell
of Diablo Heights, who is with the 321st Strategic Missile Squadron,
has been named an outstanding graduate from the Minuteman 1 Opera-
tional Readiness Training (ORT) class number M-1-136.
In his letter to Col. Robert J. Hill, 90th Strategic Missile Wing com-
mander, General Martensen noted that Lieuenant Boswell scored 100
percent on all Emergency War Order tests administered during the 1st
SAD course and his overall rating was outstanding throughout this
period of training. He also received a rating of "highly qualified" on
the end-of-course trainer evaluation and had a score of 4.6 out of a
possible 5.0 maximum. The letter was endorsed with congratulatory
comments by the officer's local commanders.
Lieutenant Boswell attended the elementary schools and high school
in the Canal Zone and attended Canal Zone College 2 years. His father
is a Locks Division employee and has been a Canal Zone resident since
September 1942.
Lietenant Boswell holds a bachelor of education degree from the
University of Miami; and is a graduate of the Officer Training School
at Lackland AFB, Tex.
He is married to the former Helen George of Gatun.
Lietenant Boswell, deputy combat crew commander on Crew R-140,
is stationed at Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Mrs. Viola Stephens of Tallahassee, recently returned from a 17
day vacation in Hawaii. She reports a very enjoyable trip and enjoyed
all the tropical fruits.

Mrs. John Hower of St. Petersburg, Fla. flew from Tampa to
Hamburg, Germany, via New York, to visit relatives and friends. She

will be gone about two months and will also visit with John's people
in Holland. Her son John has been teaching at the Sorbornne in Paris
and she intended to spend some time there, but decided against going
because of the recent disorders. Dr. John, his wife and 3 children will
spend a week or so with his Mother in Germany. They will go by car,
touring the Black Forrest area in South Germany before going on to
North Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wilkinson, Donna, Texas, visited Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Turner, Dallas, Texas; her son Don Sampson and family, Tulsa,
Okla. on their way to White Earth Lake, Minn. to their summer home,
where Mrs. David Muralt (Jan Sampson) and children joined them.
Also Mrs. Marguerite Arnold, Donna, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mallory,
LaBoca, C.Z. have built a new cabin at White Earth Lake, where Capt.
and Mrs. R. Duncan (Betsy Mallory) joined them for a while before
Capt. Duncan goes to Viet Nam for a years' duty.

Mrs. Ida Hallet, Quincy, Mass., wrote that she had spent some
time with Mr. and Mrs. Lothrop in Maine; with the Dick Taylors in
their cottage; and had seen Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jordan. She was ex-
pecting Bob Dwelle with Roy Dwelle's son Allen from Texas for a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Huls (Beth Lockridge) and four children,
North Palm Beach, Fla., spent 2 weeks vacation with their camper
on a trip to Iowa to see Mrs. Virginia Barker, Beth's 86 year old grand-
mother and the children's great grandmother, whom they had never
seen. On the way they visited Mr. and Mrs. John Hey (Barbara Jones)
and three children, St. Louis, Mo., where they also saw Mrs. Mueller
(Carolyn Smouse) and baby.

Miss Dorothy Judd arrived July 10th; and spent a week with her
mother, Mrs. B. C. Judd, St. Petersburg, Fla. They celebrated their
July birthdays together as Dorothy's was July 7th and Mrs. Judd's
the 14th.

Ruth and Wally Bain, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary and Leo Clements.
Lutz, Fla. drove up to Malvern, Pennsylvania for a month's visit with
Ruth's brother and his wife, Tom and Catherine Jenkins, who also are
ex-CZers. The Jenkins' home is located on the highest ridge in Malvern
and quite cool for on the 20th of June and several days afterwards had
the fireplace roaring to keep comfortable!

On the way up and back they stopped off in Richmond, Va. to visi
with Ruth and Wally's daughter and son-in-law Pat and Jack DeVore
and baby daughter, Tita Marie. They also visited with Colonel Jim Brown
and wife Agnes, who were stationed for a time on the C.Z., and now
reside in Lancaster, Pa.

For the first time since the Inter-American Highway through C2n-
tral America opened to traffic, a group of Panama Canal employees and
their families are traveling north as a caravan.
Most of them are old hands at camping out in their camper trucks
of motor homes and several have made the trip either north or south.
But this is the first time that the members of the Roadrunners Club
have traveled the road north as a group.
After weeks of preparation, eight families gathered at the Diablo
Service Center the day school closed and started shortly after dinner
for the Costa Rican border. They expected to reach San Jose, Costa
Rica, the second day and the United States in about 15 days.
Most members of the group planned to stay together as far as Mexico
where they are to lose one or two of the members. The rest would
enter the United States by the Texas border and visit the Hemisfair in
San Antonio before going their separate ways to various parts of the
United States.
Thp Panama Roadrunners was organized about a year ago among
a number of local residents who had purchased camper trucks or mobile
homes. They held regular meetings to exchange ideas and experiences
and soon the original five had grown to 25 families. The meetings were
never dull. Most of them took place on camping trips to various parts
of Panama and the Canal Zone where the Roadrunners emblem became
Those making the trip north include W. R. Byrd of Margarita,
president and charter member of the club accompanied by his wife who
is secretary; Tom and Maralyn Marsh of Coco Solo; Bert and Judy
Thompson of Balboa; Chris and Alice Christensen of Los Rios; Joe
and Palia Smith of Cristobal; Pat and Kathryn Scanlon of Balboa; Dick
and Pat Bjorneby of Coco Solo; and Carl and Hariet Serger of Curundu.

Mr. John Arthur Finlason, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Finlason, of
Gamboa, Canal Zone, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in
Aeronautical Engineering at the Embry-Riddle Institute of Technology in
Daytona Beacht, Florida.
Born in Colon, R. P., John attended Canal Zone schools, graduating
with the class of 1961 from Balboa High School. He also matriculated

two years at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, where he
received basic engineering training.
Mr. Finlason plans a career in aeronautical design and has ac-
cepted a position as Design Engineer with Cessina Aircraft Corporation
in Wichita, Kansas.

Mr. Ernest Kieswette submitted the following-Ed.
Most former residents of the Canal Zone can recall a family or
two who pulled up stakes and returned to the Uunited States, where
they gradually lost themselves in their new work, and problems of ad-
justing to a new home, schools and endeavors. Such a family was the
Dresselhaus family who lived for several years on Plank St. in Balboa.
There were four children; Carol, Carl, Gene and Lois. A letter has
just been received from a friend in New York. who has kept in touch
with the Dresselhaus family. It is interesting to know that Carol, the
oldest girl, is a Medical Docor. Carl is a lawyer, but is an avid "rock
hound" and amateur prospector. Gene, Now Dr. Dresselhaus is a phy-
sicist, and is married to a brilliant woman scientist, who has just
captured a first in engineering, a professorship in the Electrical En-
gineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The two scientists live at 147 Jason Street, Arlington, Mass. and they
have four children, Marianne 8, Carl 6, Paul 4, and Eliot 3. Gene's
youngest sister Lois is a school teacher. Their many friends who have
lost touch, will be happy at this news of the Dresselhaus family.

The following was written by Sue Cc,.c-ED.
I want to tell you the special angle about my new book I paid
all the expense of its publication but have given it in its entirety,
to the Heart Foundtaion to help in their research project. They get
every cent from its sale. This is how it will work for you who would like
to add another Sue Core book to your collection and this is really
a cute one I guarantee it!
"A Dixie-ite In Eskimo-Land" will be actually a free gift to you
almost as much so as the books I've taken to the Reunion for
several years, as gifts to friends meeting there. There is a little dif-
ferent twist to his, but it adds up to practically the same thing. You
send a check made out to me, for $4. At the bottom of the check write:
"Donation to the Houston County Heart Fund." When that cancelled
check comes back to you, keep it to clip to your income-tax report.
It is completely deductible the same as donations to the Red Cross,
Cancer Founation, etc. I checked on this with) the Tax people and was
assured that since it was a donation to the Heart Fund, it would be

taken off your income-tax payment ... all of it. It just means, really,
that you give the Heart Fund $4 which you would otherwise give to the
Income-tax people It will help in that research program which needs
funds so badly. And you will get the book as a bonus! I'll autograph
each copy and it will be a sincere little message .. even a mite
effusive, probably!

Mrs. Leonard Landers is in a nursing home and would enjoy hearing
from her friends. Mr. Landers address is 525 West El Norte Parkway.
Escindido, Calif. 92025.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baltozer, St. Petersburg, Fla. celebrated their
55th Wedding Anniversary May 15, with their house guests, Mr. ano
Mrs. Llewelyn Zent, Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Banan, St. Petersburg, Fla., celebrated their
47th Wedding Anniversary June 29th, 1968. They were married in
Methuen, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. George McLintock, St. Petersburg, Fla., celebrated
their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 16th, 1968.

The following was received from Dove Prather, Portland, Oregon.
Ed. "I wish to express my heart felt gratitude to all my friends for
their generous wishes on my 100th birthday. It was wonderful to hear
from all of you. The many cards, letters and remembrances were so
appreciated and especially those from many of my former pupils. My
love and kindest regards to all."

Mr. and Mrs. Vance Howard and son Terry, Los Rios, C.Z. were
guests of his mother, Mrs. Bernice Howard, St .Petersburg, Fla., after
having attended the Shrine Convention, Chicago, Ill. Later Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Krout, (Lena Mae Howard) Camp Hill, Pa. were guests
of Mrs. Howard, who returned to Pa. with them.

A young science student who was an outstanding scholar during
the time he attended Cristobal High School is returning to the Isthmus
to work with the Smithsonian Institution in the Canal Zone.
He is Wayne Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. Smith, of G'atun
and presently a junior at the University of California at San Diego
where he is studying marine biology. While he is on the Isthmus he will

work with Dr. Ira Rubinoff at Naos Island Marine Laboratory at Fort
When hle left the Canal Zone, in 1964 with his parents, Wayne com-
pleted his senior year at the San Bernardino, Calif., High School and
was so outstanding in his work that he was selected as a summer ex-
change student to study biology in Japan.
In addition to being an honor student both in high school and college,
Wayne was judged a superior cadet in the Cristobal High School ROTC
corps and was an exchange student with the high school in David,

M. Wayne Foscue, a senior at Balboa High School and the son of
Mrs. W. Wayne Foscue and the late Mr. Foscue, has been accepted
for appointment at the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, it was
announced by Gov. W. P. Leber.
Born in Ancon, he has attended the Canal Zone schools and has
been active in athletics as well as becoming a member of the National
Honor Society. While in Balboa High School, he was a member of the
Reserve Officers Training Corps and a member of the High School
Science Club.
A letter announcing his acceptance to the Naval Academy was re-
ceived by Governor Leber who extended his congratulations.

Dr. James M. Wolf, Co-ordinator of Special Education for the
Canal Zone Division of Schools, has been invited to present a series
of four lectures at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Wolf
will speak at the University on "Educational Prescriptions and the
Psychoeducational Diagnostic Process."

Mr. and Mrs. John Everson of La Boca have as their guests, Mrs.
Everson's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watson. The
Watsons are returning to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lewis E. Fontaine, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Fontaine of
Balboa Heights, has been named to the dean's list of the University of
Massachusetts where he is a junior majoring in marine biology.
Fontaine, who plans to attend graduate school, attended Balboa
High School where he was an officer and company commander in the
ROTC program. Also while at Balboa High School, he was a member
of the debating team, the Mathematic Club and National Honor Society.
Only 20 percent of the 6,500 students in the College of Arts and
Sciences achieved an average of B+ to qualify for the dean's list.

Two new department chairmen in the Canal Zone College have
been announced.
Arthur A. Honea has been selected to be Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Business Administration, replacing Shepard Clark, who retired
after 20 years service with the schools Division.
John P. Marshall has been appointed to succeed Mliss Margaret
Whitman, who retired as chairman of the Department of English,
Speech and Drama.

Gerald L. Neal, Senior Conductor, Panama Railroad, was accom-
panied by his wife, Mrs. Marie H. Neal, principal of the Balboa
Elementary School, when he made his last round trip on the railroad
in his official capacity. Neal retired April 29 after anlost 35 years'
U.S. Government service. He began work with the Panama Railroad
August 1933 as a yard clerk in Cristobal. He was a learner-conductor
under the Apprentice-Learner program which began July 1, 1936. In
1939, he was promoted to conductor. He resigned from Panama Railroad
service in 1943 to enter the U.S. Navy and served with the Navy until
November 1945. He was rehired by the Panama Railroad in 1946 and
continued working for the Railroad until his retirement. Mr. and Mrs.
Neal plan to remain on the Isthmus for the present.

Frank C. Townsend, a 1958 graduate of Balboa High School, re-
ceived his master of science degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma
State University May 26.
Townsend, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H .Townsend of Balboa,
wrote his master's thesis on "The Engineering Characteristics of
Panamanian Lateritic Soil."
He and his wife, the former Marvel Davison of Balboa, will remain
at Oklahoma State University while he continues his studies toward a
doctor of philosophy degree.

Clyde J. Towery retired from General Motors and he and Mina Lee
have sold their home in Speedway and moved to northern Indiana to be
near their daughter Loisdene and her family.

Bill and Loisdene Smith attended the Inventors and New Products
Exposition in Houston, Texas the end of June and then visited former
CZ friends in Dallas prior to going to Oklahoma City to see her brother,
Clyde Towery and his family. They stopped off in Brothertown, Wiscon-
sin at the Chicago White Sox Boys camp for their twin sons, Randy and
Ralph and then went for Richard and Owen at boy scout camp To-Po-

Miss Sharon L. Bailey became Private Bailey at U.S. Army Forces
Southern Command Headquarters.
As the first member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) to ever
enlist in the Canal Zone, Private Bailey took her oath from Major Genl-
eral Chester L. Johnson, USARSO commander.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan H. Bailey of Balboa. Private
Bailey departed the Canal Zone to attend the Enlisted WAC Basic
Training Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama. She will later be assigned
as a programmer in the data processing field.
A 19-year-old graduate of Cristobal High School, the new WAC took
a one year course in programming at the Jacksonville Branch of
Florida Technical College.

Mrs. Antonio Alcalde and her daughter, Laurita, have arrived
from San Francisco, California and are the house guests of Mrs. Al-
cade's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Reimann of Las Cumbres, R.P.
They will also visit her sisters, Mrs. Paul Gibbs of Corozal and Mrs.
Wilfred R. Morris of Balboa and their families.

The Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in Vietnam was award-
ed recently to Warrent Officer James E. Arenz, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold K. Arenz of Curundu.
Mr. Arenz, a helicopter pilot with the 4th Calvary, 1st Infantry
Division, last February was piloting an unarmed light observation heli-
copter near the village of An My in support of ground operations when
armored vehicles from a Viet Cong regiment suddenly opened fire with
rocket and automatic weapons.
"With complete disregard for his personal safety," read the citation,
"Warrent Officer Arnez immediately flew his craft at a low level to
enable the battalion operations officer to attain a better view of the en-
gagement. Alhpugh the aircraft was met by a concentrated hail of
enemy rocket and automatic weapons fire at this perilous level, Mr.
Arenz continued to make low passes over the embattled troops so that
the observation officer could effectively direct the friendly forces."
The helicopter was struck several times by hostile rounds and the
officer aboard was wounded.
Mr. Arenz attended Canal Zone College for two years and Arizona
State University for a year before joining the Army in October 1966.
He is married to the former Hazel Kirk, daughter of Roy Kirk, a
civilian employee of U.S. Army Forces Southern Command. His wife
now lives in San Francisco.
His father works with the U.S. Army Forces Southern Command
Comptroller's Office at Fort Amador.

Miss Susan Inez Head, a former Balboa High School student, was
graduated from Mary Persons High] School, Forsyth, Ga., with the Class
of 1968.
Miss Head is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Head of Juliette.
Her father was an employee of the Panama Canal Locks Division and
retired from the Canal organization in 1967, when the family went to
Georgia to reside.

Charles Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Spencer of La
Boca, president of the National Honor Society of Balboa High School
and holder of an impressive number of school honors, has been awarded
a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship.
Young Charles, whose father is head of the Claims Branch in the
Accounting Division, is one of the two Balboa High School seniors to
get this scholarship this year. The other was John E. Hadstate, son. of
Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Hadstate of Farfan.
Young Spencer will enter Rice University in Houston, Tex., in
September to study engineering.

The Rev. and Mrs. Mainert J. Peterson of Ancon and their family
left aboard the SS Cristobal for a vacation in the United States. They
will visit with relatives and spend a week in Cape Cod before returning
to the Isthmus.

Walter E. Trout, who was promoted to lieutenant in the Canal Zone
Police Division, had his bars pinned on by his wife, Beth (Hatchet).
Capt. D. V. Howerth, warden at the Canal Zone Penitentiary was in
attendance. Lieutenant Trout, who worked at the Canal Zone Peniten-
tiary the past 10 years as a policeman and a sergeant, has been as-
signed to the position of deputy warden at the Penitentiary. He re-
places Lt. Jack C. Sutherland, who retired at the end of April.

Bill Bailey, Balboa Marine Traffic Controller pulled anchor on his
auxiliary sailboat Contigo in February and set sail for San Diego, Calif.
Word was received by his mother, Mrs. Ellen Johnson of Diablo
that he had arrived safely in San Diego. The trip up was made without
incident although he experienced some heavy weather off Lower Cal-
He also visited ports in Costa Rica and Mexico and from Acapulco,
took time out for a flying trip to Mexico City.
The good ship Contigo is now tied up at the Mission Bay Yacht
Club in San Diego and Bill has proceeded to carry out step two of his

aong range plans-whlich is to attend the Electronic Technical Institute.
He will continue to live aboard the Contigo as he did when it was
moored at the Pedro Miguel Boat Club.

John I. Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Burns, former residents
of Margarita, was graduated May 12 from Sul Ross State College,
Alpine, Tex., with a degree in biology. He recently joined the U.S.
Navy reserve and after spending this summer as teacher and coun-
selor at a ranch in Texas, will go on active duty. Young Burns is a
graduate of Cristobal High School and attended Canal Zone College.
His father, employed as a tugboat engineer in the Navigation Division
in Cristobal for many years, retired 2 years ago.

New members were initiated at the 16th birthday meeting of the
at. Petersburg chapter of thle National Secretaries Association.
Mrs. Robert D. Brewer, international first vice president, was the
honored guest speaker.
The following new officers were installed: Mrs. J. Magis, (Shirley
Jorgensen) president; Mrs. William L. Brothers, vice president; Miss
Jean L. Cote, recording secretary; Mrs. Elsie H. Pelling, corresponding
secretary; and Mrs. Elizabeth W. Briggs, treasurer.

Miss Linda Rathgeber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Rath-
geber, Glassboro, New Jersey, visited her grandmother, Mrs. Benjamin
C. J1dd, St. Petersburg, Fla., during the month of June.
1inda was a Counselor at Skyland, Nah-Jee-Wah. New Jersey "Y"
Camp at Milford, Pennsylvania for the eight weeks period, June 25th
thru August 26th.
li September she returned to Douglass College in Brunswick, New
Jersey for her Senior Year.

Mrs. Eva Cole hlas moved from her apartment to The Shore Acres
Nursing Home, 4500 Indianapolis, N.E., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33703.
She has been quite ill since January, however is 'much improved
at this time. She would be delighted to hear from her friends, and re-
ceive visits also.

The following was written by Julia McKenzie-ED.
I finally moved in March to Virginia Beach, Va., so I could be
close to my daughter and her family.
As you probably know, Julie's husband retired from the Navy and
now is with the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company here in

Norfolk. My granddaughter is married and living in Norfolk as well as
my grandson. So there was no point in my staying out on the Coast.
My little great granddaughter is a doll and of course she was-one of
the reasons I wanted to be close to the family.
My apartment is just a few.miles from Julie and Bob so I see
them quite often and as soon as I learn .my way around I should be
more than happy.

The following was written by Fred Mohl-ED.
On August 27th I was promoted from Fire Sergeant to Fire Lieu-
tenant and was assigned to the Gamboa Fire Station as Station Coni-
mander. My new assignment was a pleasant one in many ways but es-
pecially because it was a nice means of renewing the friendships of
many people whom we met here when my brother Paul and his wife
Marge lived here. Paul retired from the Dredging Division a few years
ago and he and Marge now live in Pompano Beach.
Kenneth is in the United States Army and is currently'assigned to
the United States Embassy compound, Teheran, where he is an electronic
technician. He expects to leave the Armed Services late next year and
settle in Florida.

Mrs. S. H. Rowley, Clearwater, Fla. wrote the following-ED.
I have had my daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, Davis Stev-
enson and their two children, Lori Lee and Davis R. from the Republic
of Panama visiting us for the month of June, along with my other
Grandson, Kenneth R. Powers from Curundu, Canal Zone.

Mary Elizabeth Hack received a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Elementary Education from Illinois State University,-Normal, Illinois, at
commencement exercises on June 8, 1968. She will be teaching 3rd
grade at a primary school in Carpentersville, Illinois.
.Mary Beth graduated from Balboa High School in 1964. Her parents,
Flora and Elmer J. Hack, retired from Panama Canal Service in Jan-
uary of this year and now live in East Moline, Illinois.
Mrs. Augusta Hack, widow of Louis A. Hack, is visiting in Fort
Pierce, Florida, for several months with her sister and sister's husband.
Mrs. Hack and deceased husband retired from the Panama Canal in
August, 1939.

Congratulations on a job well done in the GatUf Locks overhaul
came to the Canal organization recently from Secretary of the Army'
Stanley R. Resor to Gov. W. P. Leber.
Dear Governor Leber:


I was pleased to receive the good news from your letter of 27 May
1968 that the overhaul of Gatun Locks has been successfully completed.
The manner in which this difficult and dangerous task was accom-
plished reflects that dedicated and efficient performance of the Panama
Canal personnel which is a source of great pride to the Nation.
It was especially gratifying that the overhaul was accomplished
with minimum impact on Canal traffic operations. To have accom-
plished this at a time of record traffic levels and in spite of the Cut
blockages is especially commendable. The entire undertaking exem-
plifies the highest order of managerial and labor skill.
Please accept and convey to all concerned my congratulations on
a job. well done.

The following was written by Mr. and Mrs. George Fullman-ED.
Bernice and I have been here in Moscow almost five years and
enjoy retirement. We bought a lovely home and -now have our lawns,
flowers and garden about the way we dreamed of them for many years.
Although Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho and only nine
miles from Washington State University at Pullman, Washington, it is
somewhat off the beaten path so we do not have many Panama Canal
We have visited 'Mom and Pop (Clarence and Ruth Taht) over at
Lynwood, Washington, and Dr. Gilbert M. Stevenson, formerly Chief
of the Medical Clinic at Gorgas Hospital and now retired at Anacortes,
We have seven grandchildren. Harold is with the Bonneville Power
Administration at Redmond, Oregon. Beverly is here in Moscow and
working for The University of Idaho Library. Bill is with Texaco Oil
Co. at their new refinery at Convent, Louisiana, but his home is in
Gonzales, Louisiana.

Harry. Butz, a second generation Canal employee who has been
withl the Water and Laboratories Branch of the Maintenance Division
since he graduated from college in 1933, received an outstanding per-
formance award and a check for $200 from Col. James A. Betts, Panama
Canal Engineering and Construction Director. Although he retired at
the end of April, he has been reemployed in his present position as
Superintendent of the Atlantic Area Water and Laboratories Branch
until the last of June. Butz was born in Ancon, attended the Canal Zone
schools and has been with the Water and Laboratories Branch on both
sides of the Isthmus.

J. Winter D. Collins, formerly assistant chief of the Special Place-
ment Unit in the Panama Canal's Personnel Bureau, has been promoted


to the newly created position of Retirement Counselor, it was announced
by Edward A. Doolan, Personnel Director.
Collins' duties in the new post will encompass complete counseling
for employees who are approaching retirement age. This will include
information on their rights, privileges, and obligations, plus counseling
on the economic conditions present in locations where the employee
may wish to retire.
Collins is bilingual, a prerequisite of the newly created position
since retirement counseling will involve both United States and Pana-
manian nationals. His promotion is effective immediately.
A 26-year veteran in Federal service, Collins has served 13 of those
years with the Panama Canal organization and is a native of the Isthmus,
where he was educated and in Texas, where he received his bachelor
of arts in political science at the University of Texas.

Mrs. Judy Thompson, of Diablo Heights, suffered back injuries
while her son, Stephen, and her husband, Bert, narrowly escaped serious
injury in a traffic accident in Mexico on June 3 on their way to the
United States in their camper truck.
The Thompsons were members of the Panama Roadrunners Club
caravan that started to the United States on May 24. Thl group was to
stay together as far as Mexico City. Most were on their way to San
Antonio, Texas, but the Thompsons apparently were traveling alone at
the time of the accident.
According to a letter received from Mrs. Thompson, the accident
in which their camper truck was demolished, occurred about 10 miles
north of Mexico City near a town called Matehaula.
Mrs. Thompson, who was driving, reported that she lost control
of the truck when the steering mechanism failed causing the vehicle
to plunge off the side of the road and turned over several times landing
upside down.
Despite injuries to her lower back, Mrs. Thompson managed to
crawl out of the truck door. She was followed quickly by her son and
husband, who feared the truck would catch fire.
They were picked up by Mexlcan workmen who took them to a
hospital nearby. They remained in Mexico until June 12 when they
went by plane to their home in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Thompson
is recovering with the aid of a back brace.

Two sisters are employed as teachers in the Canal Zone Schools.
Margaret Louise Acker is a second grade teacher at the Los Rios Ele-
mentary School. Sherry Lynn Acker is a ninth grade English teacher.

They are the daughters of Mrs. C. W. Hammond, and the late John
W. Acker. Their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Belland live in

Major Jack B. Hammond, son of Charles W. Hammond, has been
in Da Nang. Viet Nam since January. He is in the 1st Marine Air Wing,
flies Phantom F-4's, and by July had flown 180 combat missions. In
May he spent his R. and R. in Hawaii, and his wife, Dee Selby Ham-
mond, flew from their home in Pensacola, to join him. They have two
children, a son Michael, and daughter Tracy.

FT. LEAVENWORTH, Kan.- (AHTNC)-Army Major Dale S. Cockle,
son of George D. Cockle, 314 W. Cherokee St., Pharr, Texas, graduated
from the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College regular
course June 7 at Ft. Leavenwortht, Kan.
He was one of 1,048 officers of the U. S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps,
and Air Force who graduated from the 10-month course. The college
also graduated 97 foreign officers representing 51 nations.
The Comand and General Staff College is the Army's senior tactical
The course also provides the officers with an understanding of the
functions of the Army General Staff and of major Army joint and com-
bined commands, and develops their intellectual depth and analytical

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corn had as house guests Judy and Walter Lind-
say at their beautiful home in Yosemite Park, Calif.

Ruth Nielson is working in the Golden Shores Convalesant Center,
Tampa, Fla. Olga Christianson who was 90 years old in July is a patient
there and doing well for her age.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ulrich and 3 children are naw living in Berk-
ley Heights, N. J. where Mr. Ulrich is a pilot in training with TWA. Sara
and the children spent several weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Colling, St. Petersburg. Fla. Theron Haldeman Mitchell, Houston,
Texas was also a guest through the summer.

A large picture of Air Force Colonel Kenneth Deith, and an article
about his reducing by surfing appeared in the Cocoa, Florida paper.

He is stationed at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. 'Col. Delth was swim-
ming coach at Cristobal High School.

Mrs. Curtis Jeffries and three children, Merritt Island, Fla. were
guests of Mrs. Curtis Jeffries on the Canal Zone.

Mrs. Joe Kilgallen, and three children were guests of Floann
(Pierce) Gray on South Merritt Island, Fla.

Lt. Cmdr. Donald J. Hendick, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J.
Hendrick of Guilford, Conn., retired in 1967 after 21 years service in
the U.S. Navy. Since his retirement Don, his wife Ina, and their three
sons, Don 8; Guy 7, and Pat 5, have been residing in Satellite Beach,
Early in July the family moved to Alabama, just outside of Mobile.
Don would like to hear from former classmates and friends. His present
address is in care of his father-in-law, Mr. Guy Powell, Route 1, Box
30411, Semmes, Ala.

Mrs. Emily J. Bliss is one of three Eau Gallie residents at the
Florida International Music Festival Institute in Daytona Beach. The
four-week advanced music study program is sponsored by Stetson Un-
iversity in conjunction with the London Symphony Orchestra. This is
the second year Mrs. Bliss was awarded a scholarship for the summer

Mrs. Gerritt Joustra and her daughter, Grace, who make their
home in Belle Mead, N. J., recently made a trip to the C.Z. to visit
her son-in-law and daughter, Leo and Gertrude Mullins and their three
children, who live in the Gavilan Area in Balboa. This was Mrs. Joustra's
first visit to the C.Z. since she left with her husband 12 years ago. The
late Mr. Joustra was with the Electrical Division. Their three daughters
were graduated from Balboa High School.
Grace, who accompanied her mother on the trip, is secretary to thp
Associate Director of Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelator at Princcton
Another daughter, Catherine and her husband, William F. Melleville,
resides in Belle Mead with their five children. Mr. Melville recently
returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam and is now stationed at Fort
Monmouth, N. J.

Lt. Marjorie E. Bliss, an Air Force Army nurse, completed a tour
of duty last year and following her discharge and a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Bliss, Jr., of Campbell, Cal., returned

to Hardin-Simmons University in Abeline, Texas. While there she worked
nights as night supervisor at the hospital until her Reserve Unit was
called back to active duty in May. She is now a flight nurse in the Air
Evacuation Squadron based at Yohata, Japan, flying the wounded boys
from the front lines to various hospitals overseas, as well as in the
U.S. Margie gets home for a day occasionally when she comes into
Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Major Vern D. Calloway, Jr., son of Mrs. Vern D. Calloway and the
late Vern Calloway, Sr., 1451 Norfolk Ave., Winter Park, Fla., has just
received his second award of the Air Force commendation medal at
Atlington, Va. He was decorated for meritorious service as assistant
staff judge advocate at the Headquarters for Office of Aerospace Re-
search at Arlington.
His wife, Loise, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Murray of
South Mobile Estate Drive, Sarasota.


May 3, 1968

President William L. Howard called the May meeting of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida to order at 1:30. After a warm welcome to
the ninety-three members and visitors, Mr. Howard led the Society in
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Chaplain, Mrs. Alice Barnes, gave
the Invocation. As their names were called by the Recording Secretary,
the following members and visitors stood and were given a special
welcome by the Society.

Geitrude Hagmaier Wheeling, West Virginia

Eddie Jones Canal Zone

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widell Tampa, Florida

Mrs. Lucille Flenniken.- Recently from Gamboa, Canal Zone. New
address as yet unknown

Mrs. Philip E. Briscoe St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Max C. Conover Maitland, Florida

Mrs. Della Pilkerton St. Petersburg, Florida

Mrs. Fred Dube Clearwater, Florida

Charles W. Hummer St. Petersburg, Florida

Mrs. Jessie Finlayson visiting Madge Hall.

President Howard introduced Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ross of St.
Petersburg to the Society. Mr. Ross is the 1st Vice President of NARCE.
Mr. Howard announced that he had received a letter from the
Y.M.C.A. asking permission to show a film at one of the regular meet.
wings of the Society. A specific date will be announced later. On May 15
the Public Administration Office of the Bay Pines Development are
holding open house from one to four p. m. All are invited to attend.
Thie Minutes of the April 5th meeting were read by the Recording
Secretary and approved as read.

Mrs. Lucille Judd reported on news since the April meeting. Twelve
new members have joined the Society since the last meeting which
makes a total of seventy-two new members since the beginning of the
year. News of special importance the wedding of Ida Walston, St.
Petersburg, and Paul Barnard, Cumberland, Rhode Island was an-
nounced by Mrs. Judd. All were invited to attend the ceremony on May
4 at the Presbyterian Church, 1st Avenue North. Deviating from past
procedures in announcing all deaths together, Mrs. Judd sought to alle-
viate the sadness of this information by interspersing such notices
along with all other news. Members agreed, however, that they pre-
ferrt.d tl._ former methods rather than "jumbled up" news. Several
letters with "Best Wishes" to all were read to the Society. Thank you
notes were received from Mrs. Joe Eckert, the Thurgood girls, and
from Edith and George Engelkee. A letter from hMr. F. C. Swanson.
Tylcr, Texas. stated that he would attend the annual reunion held for
tl survivors of the Canal "Ditch Diggers" at the Brass Rail, New
York City, on May 3.

Mi.;. Margaret Peterson, 430 Bay Street. N.E., Apt. 611 would lilc.
to dispose of a beige 9x12 Chinese rug.

'President Howard reported that though his news concerning reducrl
late,; for retirees on the Cristobal was not official that he had hUard
f'roi. a good source on the Zone that the fare would be $120 for a
round-trip and would be space-available from October through April of
each year. Return travel by air would entitle a $40 refund on the cost

of the round-trip ticket. The report of the auditors had been received and
everything was satifactory. At the June meeting, through Mr. J. R.
Magic, Mr. Henderson of the St. Petersburg Times will show slides
of Pinellas County.

The Legislative Representative, Mr. William Grady, reported on
the NARCE Convention in Miami in April. He assured the Society that
the Civil Service Retirement Fund will not go bankrupt as is falsely
rumored at times. A cost-of-living increase of 3.9 percent in annuities
went into effect on May 1, 1968. When the Consumer Price Index ad-
vances 3 percent over the February base of 119.0 and holds for three
months another increase is mandatory. As it is election year with all
Congressmen and one-third of the Senators up for reelection, there is
not too much hope for favorable legislation for the coming year.
Birthday Greetings to Dorothy Hamlin and J. M. MacGillivay (94
years 5/27/68) California; Mrs. L. H. Loring, Maine, and Peggy FalkL
Margaret Peterson, Hattie Jones, and Bessie Lyons, Florida. Happy
Anniversaries to: Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Richards, D.C., Mr .and Mrs.
Earl Baltozer, Capt. and Mrs. Henry Falk, and Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin,
of Florida.

President Howard introduced Mr. Raleighl Greene, 1st Vice President
of the 1st Federal Savings and Loan Association to the Society. Mr.
Creene spoke as a representative of the St. Petersburg Bar Association
in connlc-tion with Law Day (officially May 1 but including the following
\week). His informative talk might be summed up as a re-dedication to
our system of Law a system tried and proven infallable in our demo-
cratic way of life and an important difference between our country
and Russia. Laws must be enforced; those who transgress must be
punished. Today, some argue that if motives are good, laws may be
b!oken. Mr. Greene pointed out the fallacy of such beliefs stating,
V"Wlxn the majority loses its freedom, the minority will lose its hope
o:' freedom." There are only two ways to bring about changes in the
law the referendum and through the acts of our legislatures. Law
Day should not be May 1, but every day.

As there were no Committee Reports and no unfinished business,
the tIri. -! was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Coffte and doughnuts were served by the refreshment committee.

Respectfully submitted.

Margaret M. Ward,
Recording Secretary.


The June 7th meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida was
called to order at 2 p.m. by President William L. Howard. The President
led the Society in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag which was fol-
lowed by the Invocation given by Mrs. Alice Barnes, Chaplain. Cordial
Greetings were extended to the following members and visitors by the
Society as individual names were called by the Recording Secretary.

Vincent Simons now living in St. Petersburg. WELCOME!

Linda Rathgeber Glassboro, New Jersey charming grand-
daughter of our Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Lucille Judd, who is
in St. Petersburg for a visit.

Edna Blume Elgin, Illinois guest of Leo Wilkes.

Mrs. Emma Barlow another new member of the St. Petersburg
group. Mrs. Barlow is living at the Presbyterian Towers. Wel-

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wolford new residents in St. Petersburg
from ZephyrhilLs. WELCOME!

Ninety-one were present at the June, 1968 meeting, a number which
we hope is indicative of a new trend in summer attendance. Only seven-
ty-four attended the June, 1967 meeting. Now, with the cool comfort of
our air-conditioned meeting place, we hope that former summer stay-at-
homes will attend regularly along with the dedicated members who
attend all meetings rain or shine!
The Minutes of the May 3rd meeting were read by thie Recording
Secretary and approved as read.
Engagements, weddings, and births of interest to the Society were
read by Mrs. Judd. Read your September Record for details. Current
information on illnesses of members brings the hope from all members
of the Society for speedy recoveries. Sadly, the number of deaths seem-
ed unusually long inevitable as it must be. Our sincere sympathy goes
to members and close friends of the immediate families.
1968 Dues continue to come in a few still paying ahead to the
year 1975, which is one way of avoiding missing any issues of the
Record just in case as so many write when paying delinquent dues -
"We forgot again!"
FOR SALE: Two-bedroom, air conditioned house in St. Petersburg
Price $19,000. Contact owner, Mrs. Theresa Wright, or Mrs. Judd for


Mobile Home in Bay Pines: Contact Mrs. Grace Browne, St. Peters-
WANTED: An old-fashioned cut glass creamer and sugar the tall
Royal Doulton. There is a constant demand for this China. Check
those stored boxes in your attics. What you may no longer use may
bring more money in your pockets and live on as a source of pride for
someone else. Contact Mrs. Judd on the above items.
Mr. Henderson of the St. Petersburg Times showed a film, the
Annual Market Film to the Society actually an advertising film per-
taining to the St. Petersburg market. Climate and topography should be
used to the utmost for "Pinellas to Make it Big!"
Happy birthdays to Paul Warner, Mrs. Vernice Moody, Mrs. Lyla
Esler, Z. K. Esler, Joe Kuhn, James Bradley, Mrs. Lillian Murray, Mrs.
C. P. Harrison, Mrs. George E. Coleman, Mrs. Blanche Briscoe, and
Lee Beil of Florida; J. R. Ratcliff, Tennessee, Mrs. W. G. Hull, Virginia,
Mrs. George Engelke, Arkansas, and Mrs. P. J. Quinn, New Jersey.
Congratulations on Anniversaries to: Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Hoffman, New
York, 58th Anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McGinnis, St. Petersburg,
48th ; and to Mrs. and Mrs. Harry Shedlock, St. Petersburg, 50th.
Mr. William Grady, Legislative Representative, stated that if the
Cost of Living continued at the current rate another raise in annuities
will be mandatory by the end of the year. Quoting from the Federal
Employees' News Digest, published in Washington, D. C., Mr. Grady
reported that with the current economy mood of Congress any liberal-
ized retirement legislation was extremely doubtful for the current year.
President Howard announced that he had no additional information on
the round-trip rate ($120) for retirees on the Cristobal space available
and only from October through April. Many retirees will be interested
in the whereabouts of the other two sister ships. Almost with nostalgia
they recall when the luxurious Cristobal, Panama, and the Ancon re-
placed the cumbersome, antiquated old boats. Now only the Cristobal
remains in service for the Panama Canal. A recent article in the
National Geographic revealed the the Ancon was a Maritime Training
Ship for the State of Maine. Sometime ago, the Panama was sold to
the Greeks.
Following the business meeting. a short social get-together was en-
joyed by all. Our thanks to Mrs. Martin Nickel, Mrs. Howard Dworak.
and to Mr. Cecil Banan in so efficiently serving the coffee and doughnuts.

Respectfully submitted,

Margaret M. Ward
Recording Secretary.

July 5th, 1968
Seventy-five members and visitors of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida met July 5th for the regular monthly meeting of the Society.
President Howard opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag. After the Invocation led by the Chaplain, Mrs. Alice Barnes,
the Recording Secretary called the names of visitors and members who
had been absent from regular meetings. The following stood for a
special welcome by members of the Society.
Mrs. Cecil Kovell Balboa Heights visiting her parents, the
Edwin C. Tompkins of St. Petersburg.
Mr. E. C. Tompkins St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Gerritt Joustra and daughter. Miss Grace Joustra visitors
from New Jersey.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dube Clearwater.
Mrs. Agnes Dube Burns and son, Timothy Sheppard Air Force
Base, Texas.
Mrs. William Boggs St. Petersburg absent for some time.
Mrs. Roxie Peters St. Petersburg -- absent for some time.
Mr. Walter Jones St. Petersburg
A special welcome to Mrs. Kovell and Mrs. Joustra as new mem-
bers of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
The minutes of the June 7th meeting were read by the Recording
Secretary and approved as read.
President Howard personally welcomed the members of the Society
and visitors who, in spite of threatening weather, attended the meeting.
Mr. Howard informed the Sociey that he h@ad written a letter to Mr.
Paul Runnestraud, Balboa Heights, requesting official information on
the reduced fare for retirees on the Cristobal. As of the current date
he had received no reply but expected to have definite information by
the August meeting.
Excerpts from many letters were read by Mrs. Judd with informa-
tive news of interest to thle Society. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas G. Coleman, Hendersonville, North Carolina, on their Golden
(Anniversary, June 22. Reports on the ill as well as names of deaths
since the June meeting were read. On the brighter side were cards
from traveling members who so thoughtfully take the time to send
greetings to members of thle Society. Many thanks to Bob Hull for his
letter on his mother's birthday with the good news that Mrs. Hull plans
to attend the Reunion in January. Members, after receiving their Records,
often write to Mrs. Judd expressing pleasure with the news of old


friends and former co-workers. Also, many thanks to Fred Mohl, Balboa,
Canal Zone who so kindly wrote, "The Record is the best media for
'what is going on and where Read your September Record for
detailed news of engagements, weddings, new addresses, etc.
Of interest to all was an article reviewed tby Mrs. Judd published
in the Liberty Letter, Washington, D. C. pertaining to the Panama Canal.
S 3108, introduced by Senator Strom Thurmond, (R.-S.C.) provides for
improvement of the present Canal to meet the needs of modern com-
merce and national defense. Its enactment would make it very difficult
for the Administration to secure ratification of the notorious Panama
Canal Treaties. Hearings on this Bill will be held by a Senate Armed
Service subcommittee.
A Dixie-ite-in-Eskhni Land is the title of a new book by Sue Core
'Mrs. John D. Odom) of Dothan, Alabama who informed Mrs. Judd
that her new book sells for $4, but that all profit is given to the Houston
County Heart Fund. Therefore, by buying the book, the purchaser is
:cually making a donation to the Heart Fund, and at the same time
may deduct the amount fiom his income tax.
Because of a previous commitment, the Legislative Representative,
M.'r. William Grady, was unable to attend the meeting. Mr. Grady had
informed President Howard that there was noting to report at this
time on legislation.
Harry Bortin, Sr., San Francisco, California, is writing a Scrap
Book for his family and close friends. After publication, friends who
desire a copy may obtain one by promising to read the 'book!
President Howard called for thirty seconds of prayer by members
hi memory of deaths of friends in the past month.
Happy Birthday was sung to Mr. Gustaf Peterson, Mrs. John Ward,
Mrs. Cecil Banan, Mrs. Frank Hohmann, J. H. Schleider, C. J. Post,
'\si. Eva Cole, Mrs. Dewey Goodwin, Dewey Goodwin, Mrs. Anna
Bartlett, Mrs. Alice Delan, Mrs. Macon Turner, and Mrs. Lucille Judd,
all of Florida; to Mrs. Kent Lambert, Maryland, and Miss Hazel Alsing,
Californa. Congratulations to Mr. and _Mrs. Fred Dube on their 33rd
Anniversary June 1.
As there was no new business to be brought before the Society, the
inmeting adjourned at 2:30. A short social hour followed the business
meeting with coffee and doughnuts served by the Refreshment Com-
Respectfully submitted,

Margaret M. Ward,
Recording Secretary.

Thru July, 1968

Summer is here, just came in without one word, made herself
comfortable, and will be here for the season. We have had some rain,
wonderful, but not enough. Weather man tells us each day to expect
showers, but we are getting to the place that we don't believe him and
won't until we see water coming from above.
Now that we have our meetings in Gulfport at the new meeting
place, we will continue having a meeting each month. It is so lovely
and cool and we are trying to make the meetings short so that there
will be a longer time for visiting.
This September Record has the Reunion information because many
leave home before the December Record arrives. This- way you can
send in your reservation before the last minute, or tear them out and
mail them along the way.
The Annual Issue will go to the printer October first instead of
September 1st. This was too early as many names did.not arrive in
time to be listed and also this early printing did not allow changes --
in other words the book was obsolete by February. There is no group
in the world that moves around like folks from the Panama Canal.
You may send in your dues for 1969 at any time now if a resident
of Florida send in your Society dues and Blood Bank dues on the same
Dues $4.00, Blood Bank $2.00 each, Children $1.00, however they be-
come adults when they reach 18 years, and are working and drawing
a salary. Please keep this in mind when you send in your dues.
At the present time 99 persons have not paid their dues in the
Society and 14 in the Blood Bank these of course will not receive
the September Record. Do sincerely hope that those who have not
paid up will not need blood.
If you wish to make a present of the Canal Record to your friends
please send it in at once, with the $4.00 their name, and address ZtP
- and I will hold it until Xmas time and mail it out as a Gift. If you
send it in time their name will appear in the Annual Issue.
The 1969 Reunion will take place at the Soreno Hotel only 300
lunchison tickets will be sold so get your reservations in WITH YOUR
MONEY Refunds will be issued if you find it impossible to attend.


rates '$12.00 plus 4% for double room with bath, and $8.00 plus 4% for
single room: with bath. Please try and come you will enjoy meeting
your friends for a chat.
Please note that the address for all mail for the Society in the
future is:

P.O. BOX 11566

Lucille S. Judd,


It has been reported to the Panama Canal Society of Florida that
Mr. Walter Clark, Palatka, Fla. has died. No details available.

Vern Calloway, 78 a retired Panama Canal construction day em-
ployee, died July 15 at Orlando, Fla. Since retirement he made his
home in Winter Park, Fla.
He was born September 3, 1889 at Piqua, Ohio and went to the
Isthmus July 7, 1910, as a clerk with the Isthmian Canal Commission.
His service was broken. At his retirement, July 31, 1950, he was Ad-
ministrative Assistant in the former Municipal Engineers Division.
He is survived in his family by his widow, Mrs. Bessie B. Calloway
of Winter Park, Fla., a former teacher in the Canal Zone Schools Div-
ision, and by a son. Vern.

Mrs. Maclin H. Benagh, wife of a former employee of the Canal
organization and a well known resident of Panama several years ago
died July,2 in San Antonio, Texas following a brief illness.
Her husband was employed by the Panama Canal Quartermaster
Division in Balboa and Madden Dam from 1925 to 1934.
They spent many years in Columbia where they lived in Barran-
quilla and Bucaramanga. After his retirement, they returned to live
in Corpus Christi, Texas. Recently they have made their home in San
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Maclin Ben-
agh, Jr., of 1209 Ocean Drive, Corps Christi, Texas.

Mrs. Ruth Byrne, wife of Joseph M. Byrne, formerly of the Isthmus,
died in Fort Lauderdale after a long illness.

She is survived in her family by one son, Arch L. Byrne of Cocoli,
President of the Tropical Paint Co., Ltd; by two grandsons, Joseph H.
and Michael T. Byrne, both of Florida, and by one sister, Mrs. Miller
R{eynolds, formerly of Panama City and now residents in New Orleans.
Mrs. Byrne was born in Nashville, Tenn., and grew up in that city
For many years, she and her husband made their home in Curundu
They left the Isthmus about 10 years ago to reside in Fort Lauderdale.
Funeral services were held in Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Francis Criste, Sr., died July 8, 1968 in Burlingame, California.
Since he was a veteran of World Wars I and II hpe was -buried with full
military honors in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, Calif.,
following the Requiem Mass at St. Bartholmew Catholic church, San
Mateo. He is survived by Clarice Criste, wife of his only child, Francis
M. Christie II; three grandchildren, Victoria, Francis Matthew III,
Michelle; two sisters. Mrs. Marguerita Atkins, 1270 S.W. 10th St., Miami.
Fla. and Sister Mary Edward Criste, St. Cecelia Convent, Nashville.

Mrs. Helen L. Purvis, 68, died July 12, 1968, at 25 W. Caton Ave.,
Alexandria, Va. She is the widow of John Mayo Purvis and a member
of the Del Ray Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs.
Helen P. McGhee, Lorton, Va.; two sons, C. Wilson Purvis, Decatur,
Ga., and John M. Purvis, Jr., Balboa, C.Z. and by two sisters.

Mr. Elmer P. Haw submitted the following-ED.
Edna McCullough Haw, 10640 Rustic Road S., Seattle, Washington,
died suddenly on June 22, 1968 following an acute heart attack.
She was born in Orville, Kentucky, November 26, 1890, and went to
the Canal Zone in June, 1911 to join her sister, Mrs. Milton Hathaway.
living in Empire, and to accept a position as secretary to the Pay
Master in the Empire Disbursing Office. She continued employment in
the Pay Master's Office following the move of that office to Balboa
Heights in 1914 and until her marriage to Elmer Haw in June 1915.
She was among the comparatively few women employees of the
Isthmian Canal Commission during the canal construction period, and
missed by a few days coming under the three years provision of old
timers construction annuity act.
After marriage she resided in Panama City for 16 years where her
husband was engaged in business. For a time, during this period, she
was employed as relief cashier in the Ancon Clubhouse.

Later, during the Second World War she worked for the Army in
Censorship, in the Balboa office. Following the closing of Censorship,
at the end of the war, she transferred to the Silver Personnel Division,
where she continued to work until her husband retired in 1949.
Mr. Haw returned to Canal employment in 1930 and the family
lived a number of years each in Balboa, Gamboa and Ancon. Since
retirement the family have made their home in Seattle, Washington.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter (Margaret Teegarden)
living in Benton, Washington, a grandson, John Teegarden, and a sister,
Mrs. Sarah Erdman, living in Walnut Creek, California. A son, John, a
Lieutenant in the Air Corps lost his life during the Second World War.
Funeral services were held from St. Luke's Epiecopal Church in
Benton. She had been a member of the Episcopal Churchl for many
years and actively associated with church activities and that of related

Mrs. Florence M. Lutro, 66 of 11884 S.W. 190 St., Miami, passed
away May 22nd, She has been a resident of S. Dade for 11 years
coming from the Canal Zone. She is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Catherine Marczak of Canal Zone; one son, Thomas J. of Spain.
Rosary services were held in the Alligood Funeral Home, 17300 S. Dixie
Hwy. Requiem Mass at our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church,
with interment in Miami Memorial Park.
Mrs. Mamie King Hearn, widow of Johp W. Hearn, died May 26,
1968 in Riley's Hospital, Meridian, Miss. She was a member of First
Baptist Church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Netta Beauchamp and Miss
Lucille Hearn of Meridian, Mrs. Mary H. Moore of Arlington, Va., and
Mrs. C. D. Folger of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, J. H. Hearn of Carls-
bad, Calif., and R. L. Hearn of San Diego; six grandchildren, and 11
Dr. Beverly Tinnin conducted the services.

Robert Terrell Toone, 71, who was Chief of the Property Section of
the Panama Canal's Executive Department when he retired Dec. 31,
1951, died June 9 in Kerrville, Texas, after a short illness.
Funeral services and interment were in Kerrville.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs .Nelly May Toone, and a son.
While in the Canal Zone, Mra. Toone was active in the Masonic
organizations and in the Union Churchl.
He was born September 9, 1898, in Franklin, Tenn., and went to the
Isthmus March 8, 1916.

Louis Martinez, who rose from an immigrant mason to become one
of the nation's outstanding captains of industry died in his home in
Panama City, R.P., after a long illness. He founded one of the largest
construction firms in the country and was connected with other leading
industrial enterprises.
At the time of his death, he was President of the Industrialist's

Mrs. Blanche S. Lupfer, 84, artist and former professional librarian,
died June 4, 1968. She lived in Redlands for the last three years and
was a Fellow of the University of Redlands.
Mrs. Lupfer, a native of New York, was a member of the American
Library Association an the National League of Penwomen.
She was organizer of the Panama Canal Library in Balboa Heights,
Panama, where she met and married Cambridge M. Lupfer, assistant
executive secretary of the Panama Canal. She then turned her interest
to art, studying in Paris and New York, and her studio in Panama
became a show place of art works.
She painted not only in Panama but in Columbia, Costa Rica,
Guatemala and Mexico and her exhibitions have been in New York and
other leading art centers.
The Lupfers made their home in Sierra Madre for some years be-
fore moving to Redlands.
Mrs. Lupfer leaves her husband, 8 East Palm Avenue.
A Blanche Lupfer memorial is being started in Redlands.

Mrs. Carol M. Hotz, 61, wife of Theo F. Hotz, retired Assist. Supt.
of U.S. Schools, died May 21, at Greensboro, North, Carolina. Mrs.
Hotz was employed at various times by Panama Railroad, Civilian
personnel Bureau of U.S. Army, Panama Canal's Personnel Bureau
and U. S. Southern Command at Quarry Heights.
Since Mr. Hotz's retirement in June 1966, they have made their
home in Greensboro, North Carolina where Mrs. Hotz became active
in Church groups, Newcomers Club, Cone Hospital Volunteer Service,
Y-Matrons, and other service groups.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hotz is survived by a son Tim who
is studying for his master's degree in Business Administration at the
University of Virginia. He is married to the former Helen Nita of the
Canal Zone; they have two children. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs.
Judy Hydle, who is a producer of Spanish Language programs with
Voice of America in Washington, D. C.

Thle following was sent by H. M. Lockwood, 802 Oakdale Ave., Mon-
rovia, Calif. 91016--ED.
Flora L. McLean, 362 Heather Heights Court, Monrovia, California,
passed away May 28, 1968. Survived by daughters Mrs. A. J. (Flora)
Bissonette, Mrs. Jean Hendrickson, both of Monrovia and Mrs. G. L.
(Mary) Schneider, Kansas; son Louis McLean, New York; two sisters
Mrs. Mark H. Mairs and Miss Octavie Mayer, both of Missouri; 12
grandchildren and two great grandchildren

Military honors were accorded the late Jacob Bernson in a grave-
side service at Corozal Cemetery. U. S. Army Chaplain Allen M. Green-
span officiated.
Mr. Bernson, 86, who had resided at the YMCA in Balboa, died at
Gorgas Hospital July 1.
He was a veteran of the Spanish American War and went to the
Isthmus in 1903 as a draftsman on the Panama Canal construction
project. He was a Roosevelt Medal holder.
He is survived by one son, Alexander Bernson of Washington, D. C.;
by three step-daughters and by 16 grandchildren and 13 great grand-
Mrs. Ella K. Hartley, wife of Beauford J. Hartley, employee of the
Community Services Division, died in Gorgas Hospital following a
long illness.
A native of Qmaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Hartley went to the Canal Zone
in 1940. For a number of years, she operated the beauty shop in the
Cristobal Service Center. Recently, she and her husband have been
making their home in Balboa.

Mrs. Anne Maloney, wife of Capt. Hugh M. Maloney, former Panama
Canal pilot, died in Pompano Beach, Florida, May 20.
Mrs. Maloney lived for many years in Balboa and was active in
civic and church groups on the Pacific side. Her husband joined the
Canal organization in 1940 and became a Canal pilot in 1945. He was
retired in April 1962 and she accompanied him to the United States where
they have been making their home.

Harriet Underhill Keenan, 84, widow of former Panama Canal
Oldtimer William H. Keenan, died at St. Petersburg, Florida, June 16,
1968, following a short illness. Mrs. Keenan lived in the Canal Zone since
late construction days. After retirement in 1945, the couple lived in
Santa Clara, Panama, until the death of Mr .Keenan in 1955, at which
time Mrs. Keenan moved to St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Keenan is survived by five children, Howard U. of Chicago,
William H. of Indianapolis, Charles M. of Curundu Heights, Virginia
R. of Orlando, Florida, Mrs. Harriet Serger of Curundu, nine grand-
children and two great grandchildren.

Dr. Philip H. Havener, died in Corning, New York, on March 8.
Dr. Havener served as pastor of the Cristobal Union Church from 1950
to 1954. He was the last Union Church pastor to serve in Cristobal be-
fore the church closed. He was also an active member of the Isthmian
Religious Workers Federation and the Atlantic Religious Workers As-
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his wife, Cenith: daughter
Mrs. Benton R. Roper, and son, William, at 201 Pine St., Corning,
New York, 14830.

Erik G. Runnestrand, father of Paul Runnestrand, Executive
Secretary of the Canal Zone, died in Duluth, Minn. following a brief
A frequent visitor to the Canal Zone, Mr. Runnestrand had a lost
of friends on the Isthmus. His son, who was called to the States earlier
this month by his serious illness, was with him at the time of his death.
Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Harriet Runnestrand of Duluth,
his son Paul and his daughter, Mrs. C. F. Roemer, of Duluth. Also
surviving are four grandchildren.

Mrs. Marion D. Lucas, 77, mother of Mrs. William B. Mallory of
La Boca, C.Z. died following a long illness.
Born in Lisbon, North Dakota, she was a member of a family of
prominent pioneers.
After her marriage to the late Charles Dudingston-Lucas, she lived
in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Guaro Oriente, Cuba, where her
husband was a civil engineer with the United Fruit Company.
She went to the Isthmus in 1946 and for 15 years served as secretary
and parish visitor for the Balboa Union Church. After her retirement, she
made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Mallory in La Boca.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a grandson, William
B. Mallory, III, Knoxville, Tennessee and a granddaughter. Mrs. George
R. Duncan, !Mountain View, Calif. A sister, Mrs. Leslie Wilkinson,
Donna, Texas.

Mr. William L. Wall. 550 Old Joppa Rd., Joppa, Md., died in early
April of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Sue. No other de-
tails available.

Mrs. Kathleen May Muller, wife of Commander Walter E. Muller,
U. S. Navy ret., died suddenly from a stroke at her home in Garland,
Texas, Feb. 17, 1968. Interment was in the Arlington National Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, sons Peter and Walter, Jr, daughters
Mary and Pamela and one brother, Gordon Bailey, Perth, Australia.
She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Margaret Muller and the late Jack
A. Muller, formerly of Balboa, C.Z. Mrs. Margaret Muller and Mrs.
Catherine Peabody attended the services in Garland.

AIKEN, S. C.-Thomas L. Sellers, 56, died at his home, April 24, 1968.
He was born in Chesterfield and had lived in Panama for 31 years
as a civil service employee. He was a member of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Sandra Sellers of Aiken; a son,
Thomas Sellers of thte U.S. Navy, Vietnam; seven sisters and six broth-

Capt. Frederick L. Moody, 86, a pioneer Miamian and supply boat
captain during the building of the Overseas Highway, of 2174 S.W. 25th
Terrace, died Feb. 15, 1968.
A native Floridian, he came to Miami from Bartow in 1898. He had
been a ship's pilot in the Panama Canal for 25 years.
Capt. Moody was a member of the National Association of Retired
Civil Employees, the Panama Canal Society of Florida, the Miami
Pioneers Club and Christ Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille, two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Parker of
Homeland and Mrs. Wilma Rousse of Miami; and two brothers, Clarence
of Miami and D. L. of Tampa.
Josephb Francis Shea, 59, a retired Panama Canal employee, died
Feb. 17, in Bradford, Pa., where he had resided since his retirement.
Mr. Shea was employed in the Canal Zone as a crane operator. He
was a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific.
Until his retirement in 1963, Mr. Shea was a member of Post 40,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Balboa, and of the Elks Club at Balboa.
He resided in Bradford with his brother, Harold Shea.

Bird William Stephenson, 74, of 5848 62nd St. N., St. Petersburg,
passed away July 7, 1868. Born in Tennessee, he came here 12 years
ago from Cristobal, Canal Zone. Retired electrician for U.S. Govern-
ment. Member of Sojourners Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Masons,
I.B.E.W., Panama Canal Society, Panama Canal Consistory, Cristobal

Panama, Canal Zone. Survived by his wife Bernice; one son, B. W.
Stephenson, Jr., Ferguson, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. W .S. Farmer,
Ferguson; Mrs. J. R. Westover, Crane, Ind.; Mrs. J. B. Steinwachs,
Danbury, Conn.; a brother, Ed Stephenson, Jackson, Tenn.; 11 grand-
children; 2 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Chester M. Bullard, Flint, Mich. died April 21, 1968. He was
born October 19, 1885. His widow Katheryn survives. No other details

Memorial services for Harry Franklyn Shannon, 44, employee of the
Maintenance Division who died at his home in Los Rios was held in the
Scottishl Rite Temple in Balboa.
The services were conducted by the members of the Isthmian Lodge,
A.F.&A.M. of Ancon.
Mr. Shannon had been employed by the Canal organization since
1959 and was a lead foreman in the Maintenance Division since 1967.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Norman Shannon and three child-
ren, Sandra Alicia, John Franklyn and Harry F., all of Los Rios. His
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Franklyn Shannon, of Seminole, Florida,
arrived on the Isthmus.

The following was written by Florence A. Voisy, Executor Alexan-
dria, Va. ED.
I am writing as the Executor for the Estate of Mrs. Helen R.
Sexton. Mrs. Sexton was deceased on April 6, 1968.
Will you please cancel her membership in your society.

Theodore de Jouly de Blazon de Sabla, Jr., pioneer in Panama and
one of the men responsible for French beginning construction of the
Panama Canal, died suddenly at his country home in Platte Clove, New
Mr. de Sabla was the son of Theodore de Joly de Blazon de Sabla
and Margurite Mildeberger de Sabla. He was the grandson of the
Marquis de Sabla.
For three generations Mr. de Sabla and his family have had interests
in the Republic of Panama and the Panama Canal.
He loved Panama dearly and he visited the Isthmus almost every
year since 1911.
Mr. de Sabla is survived by his widow, Frances Cantine de Sabla.



Midsummer finds our Ozarks lush and green after gentle rains and
cool, comfortable weather for Man but not for crops produce is slow
in producing.

We held our picnic on Father's Day 47 present including visitors.
Food and weather were good. We dispensed with a formal program
this time for we found folk enjoy visiting and reminiscing. Many
familiar faces were missing, Malcolm Little, the kind gentle Dad of
Helen Newhard, whom we all enjoyed. The Reifs, Walter and Martha
celebrating the day with son Walter and family in Oklahoma City. The
entire Engelke Clan was missed and Billie Bohan of Blytheville, because
of distance. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crawford were newcomers to our
Society. They live in West Fork and were stationed in Fort Clayton
for a tour of duty.

We have vacationers coming and going. Herbert and Alice Engelke
with young son Herbie set off in their Camper-Trailer and headed for
Houston, Texas. They visited Lee and Irene Wright who hosted them
to Galveston, the fabulous Astrodome, they had Sarah and Herb Roth-
well, Theran (Haldeman) Mitchpll, Mrs. Nathan (Tillie) Levy, all former
friends from the Canal Zone to dinner. Then on to San Antonio to
tour the Hemisfair for 2 days, also seeing the George Hermans and T. J.
Ebdons and grandson, Tom Ebdon, now in the Air Force. Carlsbad
Caverns were thoroughly enjoyed again, this time, just watching young
Herbie's reaction to the wonders of thp Caverns. Next stop, Scottsdale,
Ariz. where they overnited with daughter Marguerite (Mrs. Harold
Grammer) and family. In California, they experienced the usual sand-
storm bewteen Blythe and Indio. In Glendale, they spent a week with
brother Harry and Mary Engelke, also seeing tht H. M. Lockwoods and
Clara Gilbert of Monrovia, Dorothy Hamlin, also Tillie Levy's son, David
and wife Arline. They enjoyed Marineland and Anheuser-Busch Gard-
ens. Enroute home they visited Yosemite, Sequoia Nat'l Park, Lake
Mead, Hoover Dam, Zion and Bryce and North Rim of Grand Canyon.
They stopped in Scottsdale again in time to welcome home a new grand
daughter, Jennfier Lynn, born to Marguerite and Harold Grammer on
June 20th. Stopping at Meteor Crater at Winslow and the Painted Desert
they hurried home to Bentonville to rest whdle son Herbie hurried off to
a Boy Scout Camp near "Dogpatch," Ark.

Another vacationer to the far West was Ruth Daniel, Pres. of the
Fayetteville Chapter, who attended NARCE Convention in San Francisco,

returning home via Chicago. Our State Federation Pres., Walter Wag-
ner, was a delegate also. Theo Hallin was a delegate to KKT (teachers
sorority) Nat'l Conv, in Shreveport, La. She was honored to have them
sing the "Glory Song" music by Theo Hallin. In Dallas, Texas she was
a delegate to the Nat'l Conv. of Nat'l Education Asso. (EA). In San
Antonio enjoyed the Hemisfair. Daughter Elizabeth sang in the Uni-
versity Summer Opera and will sing at a Military wedding in the
Seymour Johnson Air Force Chapel in Goldsboro, N. C., August 10th.
Heinie Hallin is busy doing jury duty. The enclosed picture of 2nd
Lt. David A. Hallin of the U.S. Marine Corps with his parents will ever
remind us of mixed emotions as we witnessed the commissioning cere-
mony. David is now in Pensacola, Florida.

The Ed Higgins family of Lantana, Florida were Ozarks Visitors,
the Ralph Shueys, recently returned from a 10 months visit to Germany,
Luxemburg, Belgium and Holland with the Kenneth Booths. They report
that Ralph, Jr. who is a Helicopter pilot, went to Vietnam in June.
Ralph and Marie Shuey will spend the summer in Flat Rock, N. C. in
their new Airstream Trailer and be near Ray and Evelyn Shuey.

Dean of the Cathedral of St. Luke, Ancon, C.Z. and Mrs. Peterson
(Virginia F. Mainert) and daughter "Crissie" were overnight guests
of Ruth Daniel in June. Ruth also reports Mr .and Mrs. Wm. McCue
(Post Office Dept.) are vacationing in the Ozarks and trailer living
near Rogers at Horshoe Bend Recreation Park. They were met by Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Cherry formerly with Police Force on the Zone, later
of Newark, Calif. and together are visiting friends now living in North-
west Arkansas. The Glynn Terrells (Etta Fay) report that George and
Edna Wertz were guests in July. Ernestine and Albert Marmonget of
Rogers made a trip to Canada, then west to Vancouver and Seattle, Wash.
Red and Alice Nail of Rogers enjoyed the visit of John and Florence
Terry. John was with the Personnel Bureau in Canal Zone. They are
living in Houston, Texas enjoying their new home and their new grand-
daughter. Their son Don is a pilot for Trans Texas Airlines.

Fred and Jessie Newhard of Bentonville tell us that Fred Jr. and
Sandra Owen were married June 15th in the Methodist Church in Pough-
keepsie, N. Y. They will reside in Poughkeepsie. Asa and Elsie Bul-
lock and daughter Cynthia of San Francisco, Calif. spent a week visit-
ing the Fred and Jessie Newhards and the George and Edith Engelkes.
Sam and Ann Newhard of Toledo, Ohio were visitors to the Carl New-
hards and all the Bentonville Folk.

Frank Finlason, Son of Mr. and Mrs .John Finlason of Gamboa,
C.Z. attended summer semester at University of Arkansas and was the

house guest of Mike Burton, Jr., son of our President Burton. Frank
is a student in Florida Atlantic University and will return there in the
Fall. Frank and Mike are currently in the Canal Zone. President
Burton (Mike to us) is off to Mexico for a couple of weeks and Secre-
tary Minnie Burton is off to Texas to meet her family, some in Austin
and others in Houston, there to wait for the return of her husband Mike
from Mexico.
From Little Rock, Ark., comes the good news of graduation of Sarah
Ann (Wagner) Gates as a Registered Nurse and will report for Duty to
the Helena Hospital after a trip to the West Coast. After a year with
the Engineering Dept. of U. of A. our son Ray Shaw and family have
returned to the Canal Zone. Raymond N. Shaw is now Chief of the
Surveys Branch of the Engineering Division according to a recent issue
of the SPILLWAY. We enjoyed our grandsons while they were here
and it was fun to have loved ones close by, so we write "Mission Ful-
filled". John Myers, retired, is now living in Decatur, Alabama stopped
by to see Walter and Martha Reif. Bob and Virginia Hursh are busy
landscaping their lovely home and talking via Ham Radio with
Canal Zone "Hams". Brig. Gen. and Mrs. James A. Wier (Alice Ray)
en route to their new assignment were the overnight guests of the
Newell Shaws at Tranquil Acres. Gen. Jim reported to The Pentagon.
They will live in Bethesda, Md.
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of our friend
Albert Bailey. Bert was a real Old Timer having gone to the Isthmus
in 1909 with his Step-Father, George Whiston, his Mother, three sisters
Minnie, Emma and Maude and one brother Fred. Your Reporter's
husband met Bert in 1913 through a mutual interest in "Indian" motor-
cycles. Bert went to work for the I.C.C. Isthlmian Canal Commission
in the Electrical Division. He is still remembered as an ardent Basket-
Ball player. In 1915 he went to the States and brought back a bride,
Martha, known to all as Mattie. Their daughter Eleanor was born in
Panama Hospital in October 1917. In 1922 he suffered terrible elec-
trical burns and we despaired for his life. They returned to their home-
town of Philadelphia, Pa. In spite of intense pain and periods of illness,
hie did through sheer grit, a loyal woman doctor, and the T.L.C. of his
wife, establish an Electrical Contracting business. Later he turned to
Power Lawn Mowers, the kind used on Golf Courses. His courage and
determination won the admiration of all he met, Bankers, Real Estate
and Businessmen. His wit and humor, always sharp, was never unkind.
We salute his spirit for the memories he gave us. He is survived by
his wife of Huntington Valley, Pa. His daughter, Mrs. Eleanor B. Fisch
of Lancaster, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bartlett and Mrs. Maude
Sugars of Leisure World, Calif.

Another Old Timer, Glenn Ward Dresbach of Eureka Springs,
Arkansas passed on at the age of 78 on June 27, 1968. Glenn went to
the Isthmus in 1911 and was Chief Accountant until 1915. Glenn was
also a poet "whose gentle handling of the Englishl language" brought
him world wide renown and was known as the "Poet of the West". At
a banquet in the Washington Hotel given by the Cristobal Y.M.C.A. on
Thanksgiving Day, with Col. Goethials present, Glenn Ward Dresbach
CANAL." This poem was printed in its entirety in the CANAL RE-
CORD, December 1, 1961. A glowing tribute to his ability as a poet was
publisher in the Arkansas Gazette of Little Rock. He is survived by
his wife Beverley Githens Dresbach, also a writer.

At our Fall Luncheon in Eureka Springs, this poem will be read as
a tribute to Glenn and in memory of all who served the old I.C.C. from
1904 to 1914. As so many of our Old Timers have gone on to greater
ventures, it would be fitting if all Panama Canal Societies will, this
year, read this glorious tribute to the builders of the Panama Canal,
the vital waterway of Today truly the "Land Divided The World

President Burton invites y'all to come to Eureka Springs, October
20, 1968. Luncheon will be served in Crescent Hotel at 1 p.m. Come
early and enjoy the fellowship of kindred minds.

Blanche E. Shaw

ANNUAL PICNIC June 23rd, on a beautiful day, a great gather-
ing of at least 75 members, friends, their children all met at Glen Oaks
Park in the beautiful city of Glendale. It is a small Park and we
certainly had our own private picnic. Those who started arriving at
11:00 A.M. had one complaint NO COFFEE caterers didn't show!
By 1:00 P.M. the crowd really arrived, including many "old timers"
that we have missed at the past few get together. We received six
new members which helps our group to keep growing and, in addition,
all those who paid their dues really kept my receipt book busy through-
out the day.
Always among the first Virginia and Martin Seller brought along
Ruth and Ducky Bryan. Laguna Hills had quite a group: Carl and
Katie Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Irving, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Argo.

Our President, David LeRoy Smith, former Vice President, Betty Cle-
ment Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Clay and their son Jack Clay, Mr. and
Mrs. H. M. Lockwood, Mrs. Grace Naylor, Dorothy Hamlin, Capt Ho-
ward and Frances Smithies, Ann and Tom Brennan, Sank and Naomi
Liebeler, Kenneth and Marian Baer, Charles and Esther Parker, Fran-
cis and Joan Fitzpatrick and their lovely daughters, Harry and Mary
Engelke, and Pauline and Dave Rapparport.

Hampton and Claire Tedder had Birdie (Tedder) and Bill Hele from
Balboa with them and they enjoyed seeing so many friends. Pedro
Miguel was quite a topic of conversation ,especially when Ralph Jagoby
recalled the day they filled in thie Clubhouse swimming pool! George
and Win! Muller guests were his brother Jack Jr. and Elizabeth Muller.
Walter Wagner brought his daughter, Sarah Ann, and her husband
Clyde P. Gates from Helena, Arkansas. Paul and Mildred Kline came
all the way from Tustin; however, we did miss our San Diego group
this time.
George D. Poole and his wife, Auri, arrived in Los Angeles from
San Francisco just in time to attend and they certainly had cameras
clicking hope some pictures show up in the C.Z. RECORD! Others
who always show up: Herbert H. Barlow, May K. and Van VanUnder-
wood and guest Norma Buchanan from Manhattan Beach, Florence
Peterson, Ruth and Rene Conlan and children, Bill and Kathryn Quinn,
John and Wanda Johnson, Dave and Helen Fogle. It was nice to wel-
come a long time member Marian Seibold and new members Thomas J.
Sullivan from Monrovia, and John Hanson of Hawthorne.
There seemed to be much "pro and con" about the Glendale loca-
tion for picnics. Of course, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Heltemes from Glen-
dale found it ideal others thought we should find a more central
location. Captain Carl and Ethel Wanke graciously offered to find a
park in the Whittier area for our next picnic which will be Sunday,
October 20, 1968 Notices and directions will be mailed early in

The following from Arthur and Dorothy Cotton, 4609 Winona Ave.,
San Diego. "Sorry to miss the picnic but we are off on another jaunt.
We returned from the Canal Zone first week in April and are now on
the East Coast. Will spend some time with our son Fred and family
camping around the New England states then he will return to the
C.Z. and we will head for California via Canada and the Dakotas.
Expect to be home in August. Have a nice picnic and hope to see the
group in October."

Norine Hall Kaufer, San Jose, California "You don't know me
personally but I think you know my sister, Jane Hall Journey., I
went to Balboa High School from 1915-1919 and, of course, knew of your
folks, Goldie and Larry Ridge, thru my many Balboa friends. Here
too let me say how we also enjoyed your letter of your "Queen Mary"
trip. I have just returned from a three week trip to Panama to visit
my son Ted, his wife Anita, and their four children at Margarita. Also,
saw many friends on both sides of the Isthmus the dates were June
3-22, 1968. Saw your Uncle Jack, his sons, Bubber who works at the
Oil Handling Plant with my son Ted, the Pilot and their sister
Margaret now a nurse at Gorgas. Maybe we'll get down to the October
picnic and get to see all our friends along with the Journeys from San

From Adele Argo, Laguna Hills (Leisure World)- "Emmett and I
enjoyed the picnic last Sunday held at the Glendale Park. Wished
some of our San Diego area htad been there. We should have told you
that we are sailing on the "CRISTOBAL" on September 9th making
the round trip from New Orleans Cristobal and back. Also, expect-
ing house guests from the Canal Zone week of July 8th Mr. and Mrs.
Al Pate and Debbie, and Mrs. Pate's Mother, Marie Wolf." Do come
to see us in Laguna Hills some day when you are down this way. Our
little colony of Canal Zone folks is growing. Sincerely, Adele (Note -
Laguna Hills is our most rapidly growing C.Z. retirement spot in
California Southern portion that is!)

Mrs. Charles W. Lee, Yucaipa, Calif. ,sends me real interesting
notes she should be writing our Newsletters following is her note
and "sense of humor "Virginia, how you do have a nose for news
and, better yet, you know how to present it in a breezy casual maimer
- (I don't believe it but I sure appreciate her comments). The
purpose of this note is to correct my telephone number 797-3359 -
Strange as it may seem, the woman whqo was given my old number
doesn't love me any more and I don't even know her. I had hoped to
attend your Glendale picnic but it would appear that the proverbial
"not-right-time" house guest will be here."
"I miss Blanche Lupfer greatly. Had just phoned her that I would
come down to place nominal prices on her pictures and advertise the
sale. She was thrilled with the idea but fate stepped in. I just talked
to Phil. He is fine and busy with his coins. It fell on me to take care
of all the details pertaining to the Last Rites, which was not a pleasant
task. However, the residents of Plymouth Village were most gracious

with their assistance. Recuerdos a los Panamenos, Belmina Lee (Mrs.
Charles W.) P.O. Box 793, Yucaipa, California.

We missed the Hazzards from Vista, California, at the picnic and
Milderd Kline sent this: "Russel T. (Bud) Hazzard has been a patient
in Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside, California. In early June he had
major surgery and is steadily recuperating from serious complications.
Our thoughts and best wishes go to him for a speedy recovery."

We also heard at the picnic that Esther Cassell has been in the
hospital at Redondo Beach and we are all hoping that she too is now
on the way to recovery.

Howard and Evelyn Engelke were visiting the Harry Engelke's of
Glendale and were the guests of Rene and Ruth Conlan in Ontario.
Howard will retire in several more years and they were looking around
this area for "retirement."

David LeRoy Smith just returned from a wonderful trip to Yosemite
and Lake Tahoe. "We sure do have some beautiful spots in this state!
Needed the vacation so were up and doing! Call you soon, David."

Charlene Dolim just returned from a week in Hawaii where she
met her husband, Lt. Henry P. Dolim, Jr., for his four days of "R&R
Leave" from DaNang. They had a wonderful visit and we have enjoyed
their pictures and all the first-hand news of "Hark" who has been fly-
ing Phamtom F-4 fighter/bombers in Vietnam since January. He now
has 165 missions, 70 of which have been to the North My wish -
that IT would be ALL OVER over there.

Julian Hackett, son of Fred J. Hackett (retired and living in Benton-
ville, Ark.) has returned to the U.S. from combat duty in Vietnam.
Julian, born in Gorgas in 1947 went to Vietnam right after high school
graduation. During his tour there as a member of a tank battalion he
received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart!! Julian, the grand-
nephew of Charles Parker, Burbank, Calif., is stationed at Camp Roberts.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Donovan of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Rasmussen of Denver, Colorado, were the house guests
of the Martin Seller's in Westwood. The group went to Las Vegas where
they were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Fuller from Mesa, Arizona.
After a few days there, the Rasmussens and Fullers went on to the
Grand Canyon while the Donovans and Sellers returned to Los Angeles.
Later, the Donovans went North visiting the Rusty Jones (Juanita Orr)
in Palo Alto, the Ernie Paynes in Napa, and the Knapps, Herbert and
Jane in Portland, Oregon. There they were joined by the Emerson
Fullers and all drove to Prineville, Oregon, to visit Louise and Lyle
Womack. Whie in Portland, the Andrew Van Siclens and Howard Wall-
ings of Seattle had dinner with the group at the Knapps home.

Hauss (our members) from Dallas, Texas, celebrated their Golden
Wedding on the 6th of July. Their daughter, Bettie Parker of Dallas
had a reception at her home, and their son, his family, daughter Hertha
and family from Florida were all there. The Hauss's now have seven
grandchildren. Jessie was the Lockmaster at Gatun from 1910 to 1942.
He and Louis have many friends there. Louis said this would be of
interest to others, especially to the George Cassels and Bob Hansons
whom they knew well while on the Isthmus.

Aggie Tonneson Jamke, Billy Michaelson, and Henry Brewerton
have formed a committee to have a reunion in the New York area at
the New York Military Academy on August 24th. Quite a few of their
Notice/Applications were passed out to folks at our picnic hope some
of them can make it an we'll all be interested in hearing about it.

Wells and Anna (Van Siclen Wright of St. Petersburg, Florida) were
recent visitors at the home of Thelma Reppe in Long Beach, California.
During their stay in Southern California, Hedvig Sundberg Seedborg
and Thelma hosted a picnic at Hedvig's home for Wells and Anna,
along with Alton and Mattielee (Brown) White, Martin and Virginia
Seller, and Frank and Emma Violette. The White's are staying in La
Mesa looking out for Mr. and Mrs. D. P. White, Alton's parents. Later,
Wells and Anna were joined by Mrs. Nena McMillan, also of St. Peters-
burg, and the three headed for Washington State, and western Canada.
They planned to return to Southern California before leaving for home.

Frank and Emma Violette of Panama City were recent guests at
the home of Martin and Virginia Seller in Los Angeles on their way
to Honolulu to take part in the fishing tournament off the Kona coast,
island of Hawaii. Virginia and Martin hosted a picnic in their patio -
the Violette's, Mattielee and Alton White, Mildred and Paul Kline,
Ruth and "Ducky" Bryan, Hedvig Seedborg, and Thelma Reppe. Alton
White tried unsuccessfully to get Ducky (former Paymaster) to cash in
an old Commissary Book for him! Everyone had to see and handle the
familiar old souvenir and remembered how the clerk took yards and
yards of coupons when purchases were made at the Commissary, in
the good old days. Frank and Emma were to visit San Diego before
their departure for Hawaii.

The Seller's are entertaining Martin's youngest sister, Dorothy, her
husband, Pat Coll, and their four children during July. Dotty may be
remembered by some she spent 1932-33 in the Canal Zone with the
Seller's and attended Balboa High School.

Received a new address for Lewis B. Moore now with the Parsons
Corporation at 617 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017. Glad to
hear from him thought we had "lost" him.

It is always a sad chore to report the passing away of some of our
long-time members and our condolences are extended to their families.

Mrs. Benjamin A. Armstrong Her husband, Mr. Benjamin A.
Armstrong, lives at 1900 Vallejo Strfeet, San Francisco 94123.

Mrs. Flora McLean, who for many years lived, at 362 Heather
Heights, Monrovia.

Mr. E. O. Lohmann, who had been a Sargeant on the Police Force
at Gatun and Balboa with service from 1908 to 1938, and had made his
home in Whittier, California. Mrs. Lohmann passed away in 1963.


Virginia Ridge Dolim


Mrs. Cicely Knibb Allen, 4221 Coliseum Street, New Orleans, writes
that her grandson, Sgt. Charles Cooper, a career soldier, is still in
Vietnam, but is supposed to come home in September. Another grand-
son, Robert Shumaker, htas just taken his physical to go in. Her daughter
and son-in-law visited with her for four days the last of May, then drove
back to California.

Joseph C. Bremer, Jr., a 1964 graduate of Balboa High School, has
been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Collegiate Athletic
Association for postgraduate study. One of four persons to receive such
a scholarship this year, he was given the award for his accomplishments
in track and scholastic while at Miami St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg,
Md., where he recently was graduated. In September, he will attend
La. State University Medical School in New Orleans. He is the son of
Joseph C. Bremer, who works for the Logistical Support Services,
Corozal, and Mrs. Bremer. They reside in Panama City.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald, formerly of RFD 1. Box 36, write that they
are enjoying traveling and have no permanent address. They have been
visiting old Canal Zone friends in Leesburg, Florida, and expect to go
to Canada soon.

Mrs. Elmer (Amy) Dailey, Sr., 314 Houma Boulevard, Metairie,
writes that she is getting along nicely with the use of a walker following
an accident in which she broke her leg on April 4. She enjoyed a brief
visit with the Silers recently who were on their way home to California
after a nice vacation. In August she hopes to visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Bud Wahl if their vacation schedule permits.

Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve, 5105 Elmwood Parkway, Metairie,
write of having enjoyed visits recently from Mary Condon, a teacher
at Cristobal High School; and Jim Agee, pharmacist at Coco Solo
Hospital; and from George and Edna Wertz, who are once again tour-
ing the USA with their trailer. They also had telephone visits with
Frank Flumach's youngest daughter, who was on her way back from
college and from Mr. and Mrs. Baldur Norman of Balboa. The Dink-
greves had as their house guest for a few days John and Marie Haky
and their three daughters, Diane, Barbara and Helen Jean. John retired
in June with better than 32 years of service, 25 of which were with the
Electrical Division. IMarie had worked in the Balboa Commissary Dry


Goods and Ladies Wear Section for many years. On their way to their
former home in Cleveland, the Hakys stopped and looked at several
places for a possible retirement home and finally found what they
were looking for at Munhall, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Pitts-
burgh. Their new address is 4529 Mapledale Drive, Munhall, Pa. 15120.
Also staying with the Dinkgreves while he was attending the summer
session at La. State University in New Orleans was their nephew, Ed-
mund J. Walker, who is an attorney and is also teaching in the school
system in Biloxi, Mississippi. His mother is the former Zonabel Demuth
who grew up and was educated in the Canal Zone. She and her husband
also teach in Biloxi.

Daniel H. George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis H. George of Gatun,
was presented with the Hamilton Watch Award on July 24, as the
outstanding engineer student having a background in social sciences
and humanities. George has a 3.5 overall average and was chosen by
the College of Engineering to receive the engraved award before being
graduated this summer. With his wife, the former Lottie Schultz, and
their two small sons, Danielito and Deran, he has left Baton Rouge to
accept a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Decatur, Alabama.

Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Gilder, 5923 Freret Street, New Orleans, writes
that they plan a visit to see their son, Jack, and his family in Bethesda,
Maryland, then go on to visit Nancy and Lt. Col. Bookout and their
family at Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts, returning home about
August 10. Recent Zonian visitors of the Gilders included Ada Mary
Anderson, Joan Coffey and Peggy and Howard Finnegan.

Mrs. Mattie B. Harris, 2535 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, hap-
pily writes that two of her grandsons are currently touring Europe.
Alan Pitcairn, son of her daughter, Carol; and William Spencer Harris,
son of her son, Henry, who died in June, 1953. Both the young men are
taking the summer off from college studies in Los Angeles.

Police Sgt. Blance C. Iverson of the Canal Zone Police Division, who
completed his first year of Law School at Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, in the top ten percent of his class, has been invited to
become a member of the Louisiana Law Review. The invitation was
accompanied by the congratulations of the Louisiana Law Review edi-
torial board on Sergeant Iverson's outstanding performance as a first-
year student. The Louisiana Law Review is an annual publication con-
taining articles written by leading legal educators on topics of interest

in developments and transitions of the law. The comments and case
notes are written by law school students invited to join the Law Review
because of outstanding academic performance during the first two
semesters. Invitations to write in thie Law Review is limited to the top
ten percent of each class and is considered one of the highest honors
a law student can attain. (A picture of Sgt. Iverson can be found else-
where in thds issue.)

Mrs.William R. Kendrick, Jr., 2217 Lyndal Drive, Chalmette, writes
that the Robert Hummers spent the weekend of July 12 with them and
they took them to the ship the following Monday. The Hummers had
enjoyed their two-month vacation in Texas visiting Wanda's relatives.
Helen and Gordon Boswell stopped for a visit on their way to Panama
for a two-week visit with both sets of parents. The Kendricks hope to
attend the summer commencement exercises at La. State University
in Baton Rouge on August 2, when Mrs. Kendrick's brother, Daniel
H. George, will be graduating from the College of Engineering. Mr.
Kendrick is interested in seeking a new job in the diplomatic corps or
in public relations. He wants to work for a company that will transfer
him and his family to a new location every few years. If anyone has
any information concerning an opening of this kind, please contact
Mr. Kenrick directly as soon as possible.

Mr. James V. McGimsey, Stanton Manor, 1224 St. Charles Avenue,
New Orleans, writes that he was recently released from Touro Infirmary
following a bout with LBP which necessitated his having three trans-
fusions. Aside from being a little weak and suffering from arthritis,
he is managing nicely and it is always a pleasure to hear from him.
Others, much younger, could take a lesson from his congeniality and
interesting letters.

Capt. Gaddies Wall, formerly of Louisiana and Commander of the
Balboa Police District, is the Canal Zone's next Chief of Police upon
retirement of Police Division Chief E. S. Shipley. Chief Shipley, ac-
companied by his wife and daughter, left the Isthmus on July 24 to
make his home in Florida. Upon his departure, Captain Wall was des-
ignated Acting Chdef and will take over full duties as Chief on August
27, Chief Shipley's official retirement date.
Captan Wall, who has been with the Canal Zone Police Division
since 1940, is a recognized expert in fingerprinting, document examin-
ation, and photography in the specialized field of police work. He was
born in Noble, La., and attended Louisiana schools. While serving with
the U.S. Navy, he arrived on the Isthmus July 13, 1937, on the USS

Charleston as a gunner's mate. After receiving an honorable discharge
February 2, 1940, he entered Panama Canal service as a locks guard
with Gatun Division and transferred to the Police Division 5 months
later. He was promoted to police sergeant April 15, 1945; to lieutenant
and Assistant Police District Commander, Cristobal July 12, 1950; to
Detective Captain in charge of detectives in the Cristobal area in
January, 1952; and District Police Commander December 29, 1957.
While Detective Captain, he was transferred in 1955 to the Balboa
District. (A picture of Captain Wall can be found elsewhere in this

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Wray, 1729 Diane Drive, Marrero, write
that they flew to New York State for five days in May to visit Mrs.
Wray's family. Also in May, their daughter, Fay, had another baby,
so now the Wrays are proud grandparents of two grandsons and two
granddaughters. The Wrays recently had the pleasure of having the Sam
Wilsons, ex-Canal Zonians, who were returning there as house guests
for a bit before they sailed. On the ship they ran into Adelle and A. B.
Cooper who had retired a few years ago. A brief reunion was enjoyed
by all.

Respectfully submitted,

Patt Foster Roberson
Louisiana Reporter.



We held our July picnic at the Carolina Power & Light Recreation
area July 11, 1968.

Many friends were glad to greet Esther Hodges who returned to
her N. C. home this spring from St. Petersburg, Fla.; where she spends
her winters.

Ralph and Marie Shuey are spending the summer in Flat Rock,
N. C. and attended our picnic, as did James and Anne Rheney of
Spartanburg. South Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Hennen of St. Peters-
burg were also present at our picnic.

Betty and Paul Bentz drove to Stamford, Connecticut in June to the
home of their son, Dr. Alan P .Bentz. They attended the graduation of
their grandsons, Brooks and Drew.
A highlight of their visit was a side trip with Alan and family to
Alan's summer beach home at Stonington, Connecticut, where they
launched and sailed Alan's recently acquired "Lightning" sailboat. Later
Betty and Paul visited their daughter Joan Davidson and husband in
New York City before returning to their home in Asheville.

A report from the American Emergency Committee on the Panama
Canal was read at the meeting of our Panama Canal Society by the
secretary. Their appeal for contributions was answered by the collection
of a substantial sum to be sent to this important committee.
Ernie Bishop of Washington, D. C., was the house guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Dodson over Memorial Day week-end. He and Conrad talked of
the "good old days" when they worked in the Finance Dept.
Springtime found Ethel Dodson hopping a jet for Lafayette, La.
where she spent two weeks visiting Lois and Si Mansberg. A trip to
New Orleans by Lois and her friend was crammed with wonderful things
to do and see. Ethel came back with a prized "Acadian" cook book
which she is trying out to her husband's delight.
Ray and Evelyn Shuey are spending the summer in Hendersonville,
N. C.
Marie and Bill Dunlap recently arrived in Asheville for the summer.
Clarence and Della Howell are back on convention trails again:
N. C. NARCE Convention in Winston-Salem in April; Rainbow Division
Reunion, Charleston; N. C. State Convention of World War I will be
held in Asheville, July 26. They plan to attend the National Convention
of World War I Veterans in New Orleans in September.
Claude and Vera Howell were absent from our July Panama Canal
picnic due to Vera's illness.
Dorothea and Starford Churchill have returned to their home after
an extended trip to Pennsylvania and Washington, D. C.
Mr. Clarence Howell, Pres.
Mrs. George B. Ward, Sec.

Dear Mrs. Ward:
We are sorry we have not been able to attend more of your meet-
ings. We have been on the go a good deal. I had a visit to St. Pete
in April and stayed with our good friends Stan and Ella Specht. I got
to see many of the folks I knew on the Zone. Earl was taking a course

at school and could not get away at that time. I loved St. Petersburg
as it reminded me of the Zone so much.
Our daughter, Mrs. E. F. Armistead, with her husband and children
(3) came to be with us for two weeks in June. They now reside in
Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Our son, Earl spent a few days with us at that time also. He has
completed his Master's Degree in Business and Accounting and now is
employed in the Cattle Industry in Colorado.

In July, we had a visit from Irene and Ray Will from Margarita.
Irene's sister, Kathterine Hummer and her husband were traveling with
them. They were on their way to Fort Bragg to visit Irene and Ray's
son who is in the service.
Yesterday we had a very pleasant surprise a visit from the
Shueys and their guests. We wished they could have stayed longer as
we did want to show them the Newton Area. Marie promised to come
back again.
We had a visit in May from Mrs. J. B. Spivey, of Margarita. She
came to see her daughter, Valerie Means, graduate from Lenoir Rhyne
College in Hickory. Valerie received a scholarship in Purdue Univer-
sity in Indiana for her Masters.
The E. B. Turners Bev. is a former employee of the Terminals
Division in Cristobal) drove to Fort Bragg with us to hear Luchlo. We
visited with Karalee Turner ,who is married to an Army Officer sta-
tioned at Bragg. We had the pleasure of dancing once again to Lucho and
his Cunjunto.
Earl manages to play golf a few days a week and with the nice
weather I get to swim which I enjoy very much. We also belong to two
bridge clubs.
Our son, John, who is going into his Junior Year in High School,
has been taking drivers training this summer and will complete it
tomorrow. We plan on driving to see our daughter in Illinos for a weeks'
visit. On our return we will go to Long Beach, N. C. for a week and
my two sisters from the East will join us there.
We hope when our son starts back to school at the end of Aug.
that we will have time to come to your meetings. We thank you so
much for sending us your notices each month.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,


Marge Orr.


Mrs. and Mrs. James L. Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. Don Bowsen and
son Stephen were recent visitors with, Mrs. Leigh M. Abrams at Cler-
mont. They expect to retire soon from the Canal Zone and are interested
in locating in Florida.
Mrs. Lera B. Hennessy of West Monroe, La. was the house guest
of the Treadwells in Orlando for several days before returning to her
home after a visit with her sister Kate at Pompano Beach.
Mrs. Walter (Eunice) Cope has sold her home in Altamonte Springs
and will reside in Orlando.
Mrs. Kathryn Swain is enjoying a visit from her son, Jack. Jack
is associate with the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany as Art
Nancy Hatchett is recuperating nicely at her home after surgery
at the Orlando Memorial Hospital.
Miss Ruth Creasy, former Principal Canal Zone Schools at Diablo
Heights has been the house guests of Shirley Price. Ruth recently re-
turned from a visit with the Elmer Orrs in Balboa. Dorothy Orr re-
turned with Ruth to Pompano Beach to look into the possibility of
settling there after their retirement.
Dr. Walter Judson, University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, was
a recent guest with his parents, Herbert and Edna Judson of Lucerne
Towers, Orlando.
Mrs. Ruth Erbe left recently for Europe to be the representative
at the International Federation of University Women, in Karlsruhe,
Germany, and tour of the Scandinavian Countries. She will stop on the
way in Washington, D. C. to visit one of her sons and family. Will also
stop in New York with friends. She will also visit son Bob, and family
Mannheim, Germany, before returning to her Orlando home.

Mrs. Runyan, wife of Dr. R .W. Runyan who for many years was
Surgeon at the Panama Hospital visited for two weeks with her son
Ray, in Wilton, Conn.

Helen Baker has returned to her home in Altamonte Springs after
visiting with her sister, Mrs. Raymond Goodman in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalvin Heilman accompanied their daughter Bess to
New Orleans as she sailed for the Canal Zone returning to her duties
in Gorgas Hospital.
Alvina Treadlwell

Joe Burgoon, wife Gloria, and their two children, and her mother,
Mrs. Brid of Ancon, have been spending their vacation in a cottage
in Crystal Lake.

Barbara Hutchings Slay of Ft. Lauderdale, was a delegate to the
Gamma Phi Beta National convention held in Pasadena, Florida in July.
While there she saw her old girlhood pal, Mary Ann Seybold, and spent
the night with Marion Sheppard Seybold. Flo and Arthur Berude were
there for the evening. Needless to say, much of Fifth Street, New
Cristobal was discussed and much news exchanged.

Jimmy, Lena and young Walter Young of Curundu were visiting in
Lauderdale for a month with his parents, Captain and Mrs. .Walter
Young, formerly of the 15th Naval District, Balboa, C.Z.

The Charles T. Jacksons of Balboa (he was with Marine Division)
have left Ft. Lauderdale and will make their home in San Antonio,
Texas, to be near their daughter. A visitor to the Jackson home before
they left was Mrs. Harvey Ryan (Monsanto) with her children. She
flew to California to see her brother and on her return stayed in Coral
Gables with the Wm. T. Bowens and their daughter.

Ben and Helen Thomas of New Hampshire have bought an apartment
in Lauderdale, and while awaiting their household effects are the house
guests of Betty Crawford.

Margaret Hardy and Nita Bell Hartman were visitors to Ft. Lauder-
dale and spent the day with Barbara Hutchings. While here Margaret
turned over to Mrs. Jack Corrigan all the books of the Miami Canal
Zone Society. Nita was full of news of her trip to the Zone last month
with her sister Joyce Clarke.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hamilton (hotels) will soon be moving to their
new home when completed. They recently had as their house guest
Inga Grebien Ollies of Colon. Her husband is the German Consul in
Colon, and many old timers will remember her father, who was part
of the firm of Grebien and Martinz.

Lonnie and Betty Van Siclen had as their guest for a month, his
mother, Mrs. Van Siclen of St. Petersburg. She went north to be around
New York with three other members of her family.

The Leon Greenes of Panama were visitors to Ft. Lauderdale at
their lovely apartment. From here they went to Texas to visit their
children there and then on to Panama again.

Ed and Marge Jones (she a C.Z. teacher) have joined the Lauder-
dale clan. They have bought a home in the Oriole Estates, and we 'are
looking forward to having them as permanent residents.

Mrs. Elmer Orr (Dorothy) was in Lauderdale, spending a week in
the home they have bought in Pompano Beach, and are neighbors of
the Jimmy Hunters and Barbara M. Hutchings. Ruth Creisey, Dorothy's
aunt, was visiting with her for a week.

Bob Lombroia spent a month in North Carolina and his home in
Newark, New Jersey with his family. While in North Carolina he visited
with his granddaughter Joan Payne Cook and her husband Calvin.
In July the Cooks spent a week with her grandfather, A. R.

Many ex-Zonitcs have stopped in Lauderdale for a day or two
visiting old friends,among them Harry and Viola Metzler of Clearwater,
and the Lowell Brentners (she was Bobby Stroup). They are now
permanent residents of San Juan, Porto Rico.

Bill Kilagallen of Balboa Heights was in Florida for well over a
month visiting his brother-in-law and sister, the John Davies. Bill was
in thle hospital in Miami for an operation, and we were all happy to see
him looking so well. One evening before Bill left for Panama, a small
gathering at Barbara Hutchings' included Lonnie Van Siclen, Leroy
Magunson, the James Hunters, his family the Davies and there was
much talk.

Comander and Mrs. Carver, she of the 15th Naval district, have
bought a home in Lauderdale and are very happy to be here among
many old friends.

Dr. and Mrs. Jack Strumpf of the Coral Ridge Towers had as
visitors her sister, Mrs. Olive Butler, and the latter's granddaughter
Marguerite Woehrlo of Michigan City, Indiana. Mrs. Butler and grand-
daughter had been to Turks Island to visit her father, Mr. Edmund
Ewing, who has been a visitor to Lauderdale. During the visitors' stay
here the Strumpfs entertained with a lovely dinner party to which many
of their Canal Zone friends were invited.

Mr. Cesar Noble and his wife (Dorothy Strumpf) who are teachers,
have been spending the summer in Miami and attending the summer
school at the University of Miami.

The James A. Brooks, he of the Terminals Division, Cristobal, en-
tertained at dinner in their lovely home in honor of Stanley Hamilton's
birthday. With Mrs. Hamilton they entertained Lloyd and Ruthi Peterson,
their daughter Cheryl, and Barbara Hutchings.

Of interest to many Canal Zone people is news from Orlando that
Major General William Potter, and former Canal Zone Governor, has
moved with Mrs. Potter to Orlando, Florida. The Governor is Vice
President in the Walt Disney World being built there, and also has been
made a Director of the Orlando Area Chamber of Commerce.

Barbara M. Hutchings


Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Davis of Gallatin, Tenn. and their daughter
Mary Lorraine, arrived over the Fourth of July week-end for a week's
visit with Robert's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Greene
(Marion Neely). The family was making their first trip to Sarasota to
visit the Greenes; his grandmother, Mrs. Robert J. Neely and another
aunt, Mildred Neely. Robert is the son of the late Herbert C. and Lillie
Neely Davis.
Robert has his own business, the Davis Pharmacy Center on With-
erspoon St., in Gallatin, just one block west of Highway 109. It is one
of 90 pharmacy centers in the country dealing in prescription drugs
and health needs. His wife, Barbara, is superintendent of nurses at
Sumner County Hospital.

Mike and Marion Greene also had as house guests their neice, Robbin
Smith Larson; her husband, Ronald Larson, and their young son, Daniel.
Ronald is an engineer with Smith & Sillispie Co. The family have lived
in Jacksonville and late in July moved to Plant City when Ronald was
transferred by the company.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes spent Mother's Day week-end with
their son-in-law and daughter, Bruce and Sandra Claflin and two

children of Merritt Island. While there Bill and Myrtle also celebrated
their wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clyde Stroop, Sr., celebrated Father's Day
with three of their children and their families present. These included
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Morse (Rose) and two children and Jerry
and Leneve (Dough) Stroop and four children all of Sarasota. Also
their son, R. B. H. Stroop III (Bud); his wife, Lilia with their son,
Eddie, of Coco Solo, who spent 10 days of their vacation with them.
In July Ruth and Clyde enjoyed a ten day visit by their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Wolfe (Karen) and their three
children of Parkersburg, W. Va.

Mrs. Charles P. Harrison, Sr., has returned from a short trip to
New York and Pennsylvania. In May Florence accompanied her sister
Mrs. Charlotte Eckert, on the trip north for the burial of her husband,
the late Joseph I. Eckert, in the family plot in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Charlotte spent a week with her daughter in Long Island and is
presently in Wilcox, and plans to return to Sarasota at a later date.

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Burgoon had as houseguests in
July, Jeanne's brother-in-law and sister, Paul and Ann Kunkel and son
Jimmy of Margarita. The Kunkels spent most of their two months'
vacation in Philadelphia, Pa. with their son-in-law and daughter, Joe
and Kay Glinski and their two year old daughter. The baby is Paul and
Ann's only grandchild. They also spent a short time with Paul's broth.
ers in Pennsylvania and New York.

Other visitors at Buster and Jeanne's home during the Summer
was their daughter, Mrs. Raymond Timm and young daughter, Laura
Jeanne. The family recently moved from Hollywood to their new resi-
dence in Hallendale, Fla. Following a visit in Sarasota, Karen and her
daughter flew to Canada to visit Mr. Timm, who has been temporarily
transferred there by his company for approximately five months.

Mrs. Lilith D. Walbridge with her son and daughter, Michael and
Garry Lynn, were in Tampa for the marriage of her oldest daughter,
Leda to Henry C. Dixon on July 15.

Peter T. Corrigan, Jr., was recently installed Internal Vice Presi-
dent of the Sarasota Junior Chamber of Commerce. This year, his wife
is a member of the Miss Sarasota Pageant Committee which is under
the direction of the Sarasota Jayces

for Membership Box 11566, 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
durs for the year .............. $2.00 of this amount Is for a Subscription to the CANAL
RECORD for one year.

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Amount enclosed $............................ Check........ M.O......... Cash........
DUES $4.00 PER YEAR. Add 45c to checks on Canal Zone banks

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Barnes spent five weeks vacation in Ridgeley,
W. Va. visiting Barney's sister, Mrs. Elma Carder, and his nephews
and their families. Enroute they stopped for short visits with two nieces
and thpir families. At Fort Benning, Ga. they visited Lt. and Mrs.
Maurice F. Fitzgerald (Mickey Walker) and their children, Frankie,
Kathleen and Patrick; and in Richmond, Va. with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
N. Peregoy (Carole Walker) and their infant son, Thomas, Jr. Mickey
and Carole are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Walker of

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Morse (Rose Stroop) and son, Doug, visited
Rosie's sister-in-law, Mrs. E. C. Stroop, Jr. (June) and family on Merritt
Island and with them attended the get-togther of Ex-Zonians in the
Brevard area held Sunday, July 7 at Kiwanis Island, Merritt Island.

Jack and Joyce Clarke flew to the C.Z. in May for several weeks
to visit with his parents and other members of their families.

Jay and Harry Cain drove to Fort Myers to spend the day with
Mrs. Robert Maynard (Kelly) and son, Robert, on vacation from the
C.Z. and with Grace and Oliver Culp.

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).
N am e ...................................................................................
street ............................................................ B ox ..............
City ................................................. State.......... Zip Code ..........
Dues for: 1967.......... : 1968......... : 1969 ..........: 1970..........:1971 .........
Amount Enclosed $.................. (Oheck).......... (M.O.).......... (Cash).......

Street ..... ................... .................... Box ...............
City ..................... ... .......................... State .......... Zip Code ..........

Recorded: Date .............................. Card No. ........................
Add 45c to checks on Canal Zone Banks

Ramona Barnes was the birthday honoree when Rose Morse enter-
tained at a coffe-brunch. Colorful Maypoles with little dolls were used to
carry out the May Day theme, for the C.Z. Birthay Club party.

When Maxine Hitchcock entertained the club in June she asked
each member to bring something for "Show and Tell." Following the
luncheon Jeanne Burgoon, the birthday girl displayed three ballet
"tu-tus" she had made by hand for her daughter, Karen, over 12 years
ago. Karen was a prima ballerina in Panama at the time. Each of the
members had a most interesting story to tell about their special articles
which included a handmade christening dress 65 years old and another
one 70 years old which had been used by members of their families; a
hooked rug, an ash tray made of metal in the C.Z. in 1915; a 99 year
old Bible and a carved tortoise card case; wedding hankie used as
"something new" and later by 10 other brides as "something borrowed";
a crystal bowl which was 101 years old; 44 year old family portrait,
natural cross from Natural Bridge with a special meaning; and a twist

Mrs. John W. B. Hall served arroz con polio when she entertained
the Club in July. Jay Cain shared honors with the Birthday Club which'
was organized four years ago in July 1964, through the efforts of
Mildred Neely.
Highlight of the afternoon was the showing of slides by John Hall.
These included slides taken at previous monthly meetings through the
years and some of the C.Z. and Panama.


for Membership
for Membership BLOOD BANK FUND

Residents of
Florida Only Box 11565, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

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City ............... ............ .. ........ State.......... Zip Code ..........
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Address ................................ .............. .......... Box .............
City ................... ............ ...... ......... Siate.......... Zip Code ..........

Amount Enclosed $.................. (Check).......... (M.O.).......... (Cash) ........
Approved by .................. .......... ... ............. Guard date .................
DUBS: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.

Overnight guest at Dave and Ruth Gatz was nephew Joe Galloway
of Atlanta, Ga. who was on a business trip. Joe is Sales Manager in
thie Georgia-Florida area, for the Gulf State Paper Company.

Mildred Neely and her mother, Mrs. Robert J. Neely drove to
Jacksonville for a birthday celebration with their niece and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Ronald Larson. Mildred and Robbin Larson share the same

Lee and Lilybel Kariger, who spent a week visiting friends in Fort
Lauderdale, stopped by for a short visit with Gladys Humphrey before
driving on to St. Petersburg for a visit with friends there. Both Lee
and Lilybel were retired from the Panama Canal in April. They planned
to visit in Texas before going on to California to see their son, Robert,
and family.

While on vacation Kermit and Kay Fraunheim and their daughter
of Balboa called on Jeanne and Buster Burgoon and Joyce and Jack

Dee Russell, daughter of Mrs. Richard D. Morse and granddaughter
of Ruth and Clyde Stroop, was one of four finalists in the Sarasota Miss
Smile contest held here recently.
In May, Dee, who is a member of the Ken-Park Clovers 4-H Club,

Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
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Street ................... ....................... ............ Bo ...............
City ............................... ... ............. State.......... Zip Code .........
Ones for: 1967.......... : 198 ........... 1969........... 170..........:&.... ........
Amount Enclosed $.................. (Check).......... (M.O.).......... (Cash)........

N am e ...................................................................... ..
City ......................................... ..... State........... Zip Code ..........

DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 1 $1.00 per year.

won a blue ribbon in the public speaking contest in the Share-the.Fun
program at District 8 4-H Events Day held in Largo, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. David T. Mann spent a week of their vacations with
Donna's brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Dotti Humphrey of Palm
Bay. Debbie, Donald and Doug Mann were attending the summer re-
creation program and remained in Sarasota with their grandmother,
Mrs. Gladys Humphrey.

Jay and Harry Cain had as their houseguest Harry's brother, Edwin
B. Cain of Willingboro, N.J. Ed also visited another brother, George L.
Cain, his wife, Nadine and their son, Mike in Coral Gables.
Other visitors at the Harry Cain residence were Mr. and Mrs.
Preston J. Barker of Tallahassee, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Beedelman
of Seminole, Fla. P. J. and Bernice Barker and the Cains were neigh-
bors for many years when they lived in Old Cristobal. Herb and Bea
Beedelman were on the Zone for four or five years in the 1940's.

Visitors at the Mike Greene home were Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Harvey Smith, Jr. of Margarita, who were staying in Inverness, Fla.
and drove to Sarasota for the day. Sharing their visit were several
other C.Zers as Marion was entertaining the sewing group in her home.
Peggy and Harvey were recently in Kansas for the marriage of their
daughter Lenore Jean (Lonnie) to Bruce Kenneth Montrose of Shawnee,
Gladys B. Humphrey

The following was received by W. L. Howard, President.

Balbo Heights, Canal Zone
Office of The Governor
Your letter of June 28, 1968 refers to the question of a reduced rate
for travel on the SS CRISTOBAL by retired Panama Canal Company-
Canal Zone Government employees.
I am pleased to let you know that employees who have retired with
an immediate annuity based on service with the Canal Zone Govern-
ment or Panama Canal Company may travel on the SS CRISTOBAL,
on a space available basis. Members of his immediate family actually
residing with him may travel with the retiree. Also, widows of such
employees receiving a survivorship annuity may travel. The rate 'is
$80.00 one-way adult fare or $120.00 round-trip adult fare. Round-trip
discount tickets may be purchased prior to commencement of travel.
It is anticipated that no space will be available for retired employees
during the southbound sailings of July and August, and the north-
bound sailings from the Canal Zone during May, June, and the first
half of July. For your information, we are enclosing a copy of our
present sailing schedule.
Requests for steamship reservations and for Advance Authorization
to Enter the Canal Zone in connection with those reservations should
be addressed to the Chief, Transportation Branch, Administrative Serv-
ices Division, Panama Canal Company, Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal
Very truly yours,
Robert S. Jeffrey
Assistant Executive Secretary

From September 1968 through June 1969 (Rev. 10-67)
Lv. New Orleans Lv. Cristobal
200 Mon. Sept. 9 Sat. Sept. 14
201 Fri. Sept. 20 Thurs. Sept. 26
202 Fri. Oct. 11 Thurs. Oct. 17
203 Fri. Oct. 25 Thurs. Oct. 31
204 Fri. Nov. 8 Thurs. Nov. 14
205 Fri. Nov. 22 Thurs. Nov. 28
206 Fri. Dec. 6 Thurs. Dec. 12
207 Fri. Dec. 27


TIME-January 9th and 10th, 1969.

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, Thursday, January 9th, registration will be in
the forenoon and the combined annual and monthly business
meeting in the afternoon. On Friday 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 4% 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.)

Thirty-seventh Anniversary Reunion
January 9th and 10th, 1969

Fill out and return this form with your remittance to the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, mailing it direct to:
P.O. Box 11566, 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 ......, 1969. Enclosed is $8.00 for each single
room and/or $12.00 for each double room per day for deposit on
these reservations, plus 4% 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)
N am e ......... ..............................................
A address ................. ......................................
Names and addresses of those in my party .................

While at the Reunion our address will be: ....................


Lv. New Orleans
1 p.m.

Fri. Jan. 10
Fri. Jan. 24
Fri. Feb. 7
Fri. Feb. 21
Fri. Mar. 7
Fri. Mar. 21
Fri. Apr. 4
Lv. New Orleans
4 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 18
Fri. May 2
Fri. May 16
Fri. May 30
Fri. June 13
Wed. June 25

Lv. Cristobal
3 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 3
Thurs. Jan. 16
Thurs. Jan. 30
Thurs. Feb. 13
Thurs. Feb. 27
Thurs. Mar. 13
Thurs. Mar. 27
Thurs. Apr. 10
Lv. Cristobal
3 p.m.
Thurs. Apr. 24
*Thurs. May 8
*Fri. May 23
*Thurs. June 5
*Thurs. June 19
Mon. June 30

* Preference for passage on these sailings will be given to teachers and
employees with children of school age traveling with them.

Robert S. Herr, 59, Director of Posts in the Canal Zone, died suddenly
August 18, at Gorgas Hospital.
Mr. Herr was born in Lancaster, Pa. He attended the Lancaster
schools and was a graduate of Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster,
He went to the Isthmus in 1934 as a visitor but stayed on when he
was offered a position with the U.S. Army on an NRA contract. He
transferred to the Postal Division a few months later and the major
portion of his Canal service was with this Division.
He was in the office of the Director of Posts since 1942 and was
promoted to administrative aide in 1955. In 1961 he was promoted to
Assistant Director of Posts and in 1964, 30 years after his arrival on
the Isthmus, was appointed Director of Posts. He succeeded Earl F.
Unruh, who retired and left for the United States.
Mr. Herr is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Herr and by one
daughter, Charlotte Anne of Avon, Conn.
He was a member of Lamberton Lodge 476, A.F.&A.M. of Lancaster,
Pa. On the Istmus, he was a member of the Balboa Union Church and
he had been active in church work.


Did you know that Balboa and Cristobal high schools graduated
689 seniors in June .Cristobal Armed Services YMCA has scheduled
a program concerning retirement opportunities in Florida for Panama
Canal and Military personnel automation will be one of the main
features of the two powerful new tugs now being built for the Panama
Canal a substantial increase in the number of locks towing
locomotives is one of the most important steps to be taken toward the
ultimate capacity of the Canal visitors at the Hemisfair will get
a vicarious voyage through the Panama Canal by a sophisticated relief
map with lights, transiting ships and recorded narration the map
is 25 feet long by 10 feet at its widest point .copper deposits in
Donosa Jungle, Colon Province are promising folkloric dance
groups and music by Lucho Azcarraga are features of Hemisfair ..
Many thanks to all the reporters for getting their copy in on time;
all who contributed clippings, pictures and obituaries. It's up to
survivors to get obituaries to the editor. Please do not ask to have
pictures returned. Send typed articles.

The deadline for the DECEMBER RECORD is NOVEMBER 1st.

Betty Lockridge
Record Editor
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33733

Telephone 867-2315


A large hunk of the famous London Bridge went through the Panama
Clanal recently. The storied old' bridge didn't fall down as it was
supposed to have done in the song. It was dismantled and sold.

The buyer, a contractor in Arizona who was high bidder at about
1 million pounds is shipping it in numbered sections from London through
the Panama Canal to Los Angeles. It will be reassembled in Lake Havosu
City, Arizona.

The first 850 tons of the bridge went through the Canal aboard the
Norwegian ship Fossum chartered by Paal Wilson of Oslo and repre-
sented by C. B. Fenton & Co.

According to Fenton, the 10,000 ton, 136-year old bridge is being
imported into the United States duty free because the United States
Customs classify it as "a large antique." This is the first shipment of
about 10, all of which are expected to be sent through the Canal aboard
Paal Wilson ships.

The Fossum and other ships of her type are used for general and
special cargoes such as railroad lines, pipes, and construction material
when traveling outward from England to the United States and Canadian
west coast. Homeward bound they usually carry bulk wheat, lumber,
and general cargo.

Relay and merry-go-round lockages, faster filling and spilling times
and possible additional tugs and towing locomotives are a few of the
recommendations of the Tests and Procedures Panel of the current
Canal improvement studies on ways to achieve maximum Canal capacity.

The relay lockage procedure puts to work two sets of towing loco-
motives in the same lane and permits two or more ships to be locked
through at the same time in separate chambers. Merry-go-round
lockages use one set of locomotives to take a vessel through the locks.

,>C '

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cunningham
901 2nd St. N.E., Apt. 4, Auburn,
Ws hington

Mrs. J. J. Griffin,
11128 McCormick, N.
Hollywood, Calif.
Mrs. Grufin is former
Linda Jane Cunningham.

Mrs. C. P. Hoffman, Mr, C. P. Hoffman, Mr. Archie Burns, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Monsanto, Capt. and Mrs. A. B. Forsstrom taken in St.
Petersburg, Fla.

Joyce Haldeman Collinge, Commander W. C. Humphlrey, (Arlington,
Va.) and Betty Haldeman Underwood, St. Petersburg, Fla. Balboa
high school graduates.

Miss Sherry Lyn.Acker,
Gamboa, C. Z.

Captain Gaddis Wall,
Canal Zone Chief of Police,
Balboa, C. Z.

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Mrs. and Mr. Tex Stahler, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fuller (Margaret
Stahler) Margaret, Marcus and Michael Fuller, taken in St. Petersburg,

Mr. and Mrs. Vester Smedley,
Tuscrn, Ariz.

Police Sgt. Blance C.
Iverson, Balboa, C. Z.

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

2nd Class Postage
at St. Petersburg,
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