Canal record


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


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

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University of Florida
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Courtesy of the Panama Canal Company

March, 1973

Vol. 7

No. 1



Left to right at Head Table Vice President Eugene I.Askew; Mrs. Ethel Askew;
J. Patrick Conley, Executive Secretary of the Canal Zone; Ross H. Hollowell, Presi-
dent, Panama Canal Society of Florida; Mrs. Margaret Hollowell; J. Winter Collins,
Retirement Counselor; W. A. Sullivan, Chief of the Employee Service Branch and
miscellaneous guests.

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Representative Group of the 420 exuberant Zonians attending the Luncheon.


Mrs. Jesiica Keating Maurer,
Riv(r% iew, Florida-Nurse,
World W:,r I, and Colon and
Goit'jr, Hospitalk


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Mrs. Pearl Marshall. St
Petersburg, Mrs. Geoi
gia Salmon. Tennesee-
friends since 1908 in
Las Casadas

"Real Natives" Seated: Gene Foley Field, New Port Richey;
Milly Sutherland, Clearwater; Standing: Aura Erickson, New Port
Richey; Virginia Harvey, St. Petersburg

Seated: Lois Greene Magner, Bradenton; Hilda Greene Crouch, Bradenton;
Standing: Patsy Ryan, Grove City, Florida

Standing: Kay Howe, Violet Deakins; Seated: Roger Howe, Roger Deakins,
Titusville, Florida

The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

(A Non-Profit Organization)

To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships

P. O. Box 11566 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33733

Ross H. Hollowell

Eugene I. Askew

Mrs. Jean B. Mann
Mrs. Margaret M. Ward
Recording Secretary
and Record Editor

Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks

Wm. F. Grady
Legislative Representative
Mr. Reuben Seidman

J. F. Warner
Ross H. Hollowell
Eugene I. Askew
Mrs. Jean B. Mann

G. C. Lockrldge

Troy Hayes

Ralph L. Hanners
Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks

Mrs. Margaret M. Ward
Secretary to Committee

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.

persons MUST BE MEMBERS and pay ANNUAL DUES of $5.00. Entered as 2nd Class
matter at the POST OFFICE at Saint Petersburg, Florida Second Class Postage paid at
Saint Petersburg, Florida, Post Office.

PRINTED BY DIXIE PRESS, 634 2nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
5094 40th St. South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

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

Vol. 7

March, 1973

No. 1

Across-the-board annuity increases would be granted under
HR 1262 introduced by Rep. Jerome Waldie, chairman of the House
Civil Service Insurance sub-committee. The increases would bene-
fit both annuitants and survivors, with the minimum civil service an-
nuity being at least equal to the minimum social security pension.
Rep. Waldie has also sponsored legislation to increase the gov-
ernment's contribution to the co3t of group health insurance for
federal employees, thus reducing the cost to the employee (and
retiree). At the last session of Congress, a dispute over including
postal workers killed a similar bill in House-Senate conference
Rep. Thaddeus Dulski, chairman of the House Civil Service
and Post Office Committee, introduced HR 30 to restore full an-
nuity to the retiree during periods of non-marriage (death or di-
vorce of spouse).
Rep. William Chappell of Florida introduced HR 140, the so-
called comparability bill, under which annuities of retirees would
be re-computed using current annuities as base. All annuities
would be figured on the base of current salaries and would also be
computed on a "best-three" instead of "best-five" year average.
We now have two Florida Congressmen on the House Civil
Service and Post Office Committee-William Lehman, Democrat,
and L. A. "Skip" Bafalis, Republican.
The only way to -ecure favorable action on the above three
bills, HR 1262, HR 140 and HR 30, is to write your Representa-
tive and Senator, not just once but several times. Ask him to sup-
port these bills at each sub-committee, committee and House or
Senate hearing. The number of letters from Floridians will deter-
mine the importance your several Congressmen place on their sup-
port or lack of support of these bills. The squeaky wheel gets the
Letter forms:
The Honorable C. W. "Bill" Young (or your own Representa-
U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Mr. Young: (sign it) sincerely yours,
The Honorable Lawton Chiles (or Edward Gurney)
U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Chiles (or Gurney) (sign it) as above.
Be sure to give the bill number or describe the content of the
bill (annuity increase), comparability, etc.); ask for his support of
the bills; be brief; and thank him for his continued support.
-William F. Grady, Legislative Representative


Sgt. Walter H. Alves, Jr.
Mr. Norman K. Andersen
Mrs. Frances L. Audia
Mr. Frederic J. Berest
Mr. David R. Bradshaw
Mr. Joseph J. Cicero
Mrs. Ruth E. Clement
Mr. Joseph W. Coffin, Jr.
Mr. Joseph S. Corrigan
Mr. Wilford R. Dixon, Jr.
Mrs. Edna M. Donohue
Mr. Bernard Dorfman
Mr. Roberto J. Flores
Mr. William R. Graham
Mr. Daniel R. Harned
Mr. Richard C. Hogan

1/ 7/73
1/ 7/73
1/ 7/73

Capt. Norman R. Hutchinson 1/20/73
Mr. Floyd M. Johnson 12/23/72
Capt. Axton T. Jones 12/ 9/72
Mr. Luther F. Jones 1/11/73
Mr. Robert W. King 1/ 6/73
Mr. Wilfred A. Lavallee 1/ 7/73
Mr. Henry J. McElhone, Jr. 1/ 8/73
Capt. John F. Meehan 12/ 4/72
Capt. Warren A. Mendow 12/14/72
Mr. Narciso Olayvar 1/31/73
Mr. Arthur J. O'Leary 1/ 6/73
Mr. Horace L. Smith 11/15/72
Capt. Harold F. Spinney 12/ 6/72
Mr. Joe Stabler 1/ 8/73
Mr. Carl H. Starke 1/ 7/73
Mr. Dallas B. Thornton 1/ 6/73
Mr. Harry E. Townsend 1/20/73
Mr. William J. Turner 1/20/73
Mr. D. A. Waddell, Jr. 1/20/73
Mrs. Sarah B. Wilson 1/ 9/73
Mr. James M. Zelsman 12/14/72

Panama Canal

Infor. Office

Off. of Director-T. & T. Bur.
Office of the Comptroller


THE TOKYO BAY-The largest ship ever to transit the Panama
Canal broke size and toll records, April 19, 1972. The 950-foot
Ehip which has a beam of 106 feet, paid a toll of $40,235. The toll
was broken a short time later when another new containership, the
HAMBURG EXPRESS, paid $40,936.50.


"With Malice Toward None .", perhaps come statistics
(vital) are necessary. Several letters have been received pertaining
to the date of receipt of both the Annual Issue and the December
Record-letters on the whole were merely informative but, unfor-
tunately, one was quite caustic in criticism.
For your information, copy for the Record was given to the
Printer on NOVEMBER 1 and for the Annual Issue a couple of
days later. The Annual Issues were delivered to us on NOVEMBER
30th from the printer. It takes two days with two working far beyond
an 8-hour day to label, tie and sack over 2,200 issues in accordance
with postal regulations by Zones and Zips. With Saturday inter-
vening, the Annual Issues could not be mailed until December 4th.
Upon delivery of the Record from the printer, it was literally impos-
sible to get them in the mail until December 11th. We cannot be
held responsible for what happens to these issues after they are
mailed at the St. Petersburg Post Office. We were informed by a
member from the Grand Canyon State that his Record was not
received until January 11-which was one month after mailed here.
We agree with him that "a straight-line delivery rather than a slow
boat via China" is desirable-even Pony Express Days in 1860
covered the approximate 2,000 miles between St. Joseph, Missouri,
and Sacramento, California, in eight days, but criticism should be
DIRECTED where criticism is DESERVED and NOT unless all
factors are known. We have had other letters (friendly) from Mis-
souri and California and realize there are probably many more
who did not receive the issues until January-an inconvenience to
many members desiring the Reunion forms. A letter (first-class mail)
to the Secretary-Treasurer would have resulted in a prompt reply
and reservations had such been desired! Dates of the Reunion had
been in previous 1972 Records.
Mailing two issues in December has always been difficult for
us, the printer, and the Post Office with the Holiday rush. Next
year, the Annual Issue WILL BE MAILED November 1 and the
RECORD (hopefully) December 1. However, to prevent a reoccur-
ence of the "tragedy" this year, the forms for the Reunion in 1974
will be put in the September 1973 issue of the Record-so even if
delivered on "a slow boat via China" (or perhaps even the Panama
Canal) members should receive the forms. Actually, putting Re-
union forms in the September issue was tried once before, and many
members either misplaced or had passed on their issue to friends-
resulting frustrations!

January 10-11, 1973
Thirty-three states, the Canal Zone, the Republic of Panama,
and Puerto Rico were represented at the Reunion with a total of
723 officially registering.
Out-of-State Registration











Robert R. and Mary Arnold; Wilson
and Bertha Carnathan; Max Finley;
Thomas T. and Lucille Jordan; Herb
and Mary Taake; Harry White
Mrs. Wilhelmina E. Bohan, Mrs.
Frances S. Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
William H. and Dorothy (Hoffman)
Alien; Jack and Joan De Grummond;
Curtis H. and Alberta George; Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Kline; Guy R. and
Ruth Crooks Lord; Dennis E. and
Luella R. Mullane; Linda Walker
William Burns; J. Winter D. Collins;
R. J. (Squeeky) Helmerichs; Free-
land Hollowell; Melvin Kennedy;
William Sullivan
Mrs. Lillian Evans
Miss Gertrude A. Smith; Emmett and
Anna Kiernan
Gerard F. Audy; Marion Hollowell;
Mrs. Wilma Wells
Edwin F. Barnes; Wilbur and Eva
Dockery, Fred Mohl; Mr. and Mrs.
Jewett M. Tucker; W. H. and Nell
Rene Clarke; Elmer J. and Flora
William and Dorothy Loehr
Robert R. McQueary; Ethel and Her-
bert Staples
Richard Dinkgreve
Capt. and Mrs. Howard L. Wentworth
Marion and John D. Dettor
David McCullough











Winton and Dorothy Webb
Mr!. Grattice Otten
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Osborn; Dr.
and Mrs. Richard H. Whitehead
Mr. and Mrs. William Dorgan; Mrs.
Grace Sanders, Jim and Carol Vezina;
Florence and John Whigam
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Gordon H. Crabb;
Kay Eldridge; Gretchen and Carl P.
Hoffman, Jr.; George and Auristela
Poole; Kathleen Hoffman Replinger
Paul M. and Fay Bell; Bob and Dot
Blaney; Bernice and Betty Herring
Mrs. Helen Adler
Perry and Rita Washabaugh
Mrs. Beverly Rowley
Capt. and Mrs. Al Forsstrom
Eletheer and James Catron; Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Clontz; Gloria Erickson;
Dorothy and John Everson; Verna
and Andy Kapinos; Gertrude and
Morris Smouse; Dorothy and Harry
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Berger; Mrs.
Georgia Salmon
Mrs. Peggy Ellis; Edward Schnake;
Arthur J. Troup
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Litvin; Mrs. Min-
nie Rudge
Anna and Emerson Cottrell
Mrs. Nancy Wikingstadt; Mrs. Marie
Plath; Mrs. Leonore Schwab
Mrs. Naomi S. Liebeler

The official registration, 733, is not an accurate account of
the number attending the Reunion. Many did not take the time to
register; many chose the evening cocktail party as the best place
to see everyone and, unfortunately, facilities for registration were
not available at the cocktail party. The attendance probably broke
all past records. In past years, 50 reserved rooms at the Soreno
took care of Reunion guests. In 1973, 95 hotel rooms were reserved
-54 rooms at the Princess Martha Hotel and the overflow scattered
in five other nearby hotels. Many guests stayed with relatives and

friends in St. Petersburg. Approximately 400 attended the cock-
tail party on January 10th and 418, the Annual Luncheon on Jan-
uary 1lth.
What a happy and exciting experience with old friends meet-
ing each other again-now separated by many miles and years from
old days on the Zone. To many, the old familiar lines, "Backward,
turn backward, Oh Time in thy flight" (Elizabeth Akers Allen)
was applicable as naturally many did relive the old days, but the
real significance is much deeper than reliving the yesterdays in
our lives. The Todays and Tomorrows are enhanced by those deep
and everlasting friendships made on the Zone.
The demand for luncheon tickets far exceeded the expectations
of the Committee. Cancellations of prepaid tickets were quickly
disposed of. Moral-in 1974 RESERVE those luncheon tickets
well in advance. You can't lose, for if unable to attend and we
are notified, your money will be refunded.
After the Invocation by Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks, Chaplain,
President Hollowell introduced the officers and guests at the head
table-J. Patrick Conley, Executive Secretary of the Canal Zone,
representing the Governor; J. Winter D. Collins, Retirement Coun-
selor; William A. Sullivan, Employees Services, all from the Canal
Zone; Vice-President and Mrs. Eugene I. Askew; and Mrs. Mar-
garet Hollowell. The officers, members of the various Committees,
and his immediate family, his son Freeland Hollowell, Canal Zone,
and daughter, Mrs. Lois Jones, St. Petersburg, were recognized by
President Hollowell.
Mr. Dan S. Jones, former President of the Panama Canal So-
ciety of South Florida, presented President Hollowell with a pic-
ture in color depicting native scenes from Panama-all grouped
around a topographic map of Panama before construction of the
Panama Canal. Captain Sam Rowley was called to the front
and also given a similar though smaller picture by Mr. Jones. A
thirty-Year Service Certificate and Pin was bestowed on Mr. Hollo-
well by Mr. Conley--just in case there was any question, Mr. Con-
ley jokingly stated he had brought along documentary proof that
President Hollowell worked from 1918 to his retirement in July,
1953, on the Canal. The Executive Secretary brought Best Wishes
to All from Governor Parker. After stating that the Canal was
still a beautiful place to live, Mr. Conley scanned the packed dining
room and remarked, "So many of you played an important part in
the building of the Canal. Seeing the talent in this room, I wonder
how they still manage to run the place." Mr. Conley reviewed
the highlights of the year, 1972, on the Canal Zone as well as re-
lations with the Panama Revolutionary government which does not

recognize the Administration in the Canal Zone. Treaty negotia-
tions apparently are at a standstill. Panama probably is counting
on world opinion to get her demands on treaty negotiations. The
United States should speak out, or it is feasible that world opinions
might support Panama. Although probably no treaty will be ne-
gotiated in the near future, probably some concessions will have to
be given.
Movies were shown on the complete transit of the Tokyo Bay,
one of the new type container ships designed to transit the Panama
Canal. The Tokyo Bay was the largest ship to make the transit
since the Bremen made the transit in 1939, and at that time, April
19, 1972, broke size and toll records. The movie as shown also
broke the average transit time of 8 to 10 hours to 7 minutes-shown
on a high speed camera. The transit was complete with .the rapid
raising of the ship in the Gatun Locks, skimming over the Lake,
the lowering in the two sets of Locks on the Pacific side and finally
speeding into the Pacific. The movie was followed by one show-
ing the Longest Transit of a ship through the Panama Canal; the
Nationalist Chinese ship, the SS Sian Yung began the transit on
December 6, 1970, but the ship struck the west bank of Gaillard
Cut and sank. After many futile attempts, the ship was refloated
and towed through Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks to Balboa
where under tow of the crane boat Atlas, the Sian Yung was taken
far out to sea and scuttled on November 2, 1972.
Currently, there seems to be less stress on building a new
Sea Level Canal. Some are pressing for a third set of Locks. But
the Canal put 13,000 ships through in 1972 and has the capacity
of putting 18,000 ships through the Canal. With improvements
that number could increase to what is necessary by the year 2,000.
Mr. Conley concluded with the statement that there is a lot of life
left in the "Old Ditch." He doesn't agree that it is obsolete.
Our sincere thanks to Mr. Conley for his comprehensive re-
sume of the Panama Canal, 1972. Referring back to his opening
remark about the talents of the "old ditch diggers," in turn, rm
sure all will agree that those now in charge of "running the place"
deserve equally as much credit for doing a tremendous job.
May the American flag always wave over the Panama Canal!

RE-A Distinguished American by Mrs. Frances S. Dorn
"The highlight for me at our recent big St. Petersburg Reunion
at the Princess Martha Hotel was meeting Dr. and Mrs. Richard H.
Whitehead, of Laconia, New Hampshire. The Doctor, now 86 and

his wife (they have been married for 65 years) were sitting in the
Lobby where they could observe the many ex and some current
Canal Zoners and greet old friends and neighbors and former Canal
Zone workers. No doubt, they were thinking about their long ago
sojourn spent in the Canal Zone. They are among the few remain-
ing surviovrs of those who built this engineering marvel.

"Why was I so especially interested in meeting them? Way
back in 1918 near the end of W.W.I, I was a supervisor in the
schools of Jacksonville, Tennessee, near the Hermitage, the home
of 'Old Hickory', President Andrew Jackson. The townsite was new
and most of its employees lived there. Supervising its construction
and civil affairs was a Mr. Whitehead, whom I met briefly when he
was accompanied by a Mr. Thomas Shortall, a friend, and Super-
visor of the Mexican Village-both were inspecting dormitories.
One of Mr. Whitehead's sons was my pupil, and he related to me
a story of living with his family in the Canal Zone and how he
walked through the Locks before the water was let in! I was especial-
ly interested in his story as my to-be-predecessor, my Indiana
home town teacher friend, Miss Bliss Burkholder, had just gone
to the Canal Zone to be a supervisor in the Canal Zone Schools.
I little dreamed that I would succeed her within the year; she re-
signed, married and left the Canal Zone.

"Dr. and Mrs. Whitehead are dear friends of the Ben Arm-
strongs of Walnut Creek, California (formerly were in San Francis-
co), who are also friends of mine. On my many summers in San
Francisco, the Armstrongs would go 'home' to New Hampshire every
year, and upon their return would relate stories of their visits with
the Whiteheads.

"The venerable Couple were delightful to converse with. They
were staying at the Princess Martha for a short time before spending
the rest of the winter on San Marcos Island-to escape the winter
rigors of New Hampshire.

"Dr. Whitehead was both a Super Mechanical and Electrical
Wizard, and as such went to the Canal Zone to help General
George Goethals build this Wonder of our hemisphere-a feat that
brought more to the World than going to the Moon. Before it was
begun, it was stated, 'It Can't be Done'-but it was!!"
"So, I quote from the speech of Hon. Thos. McIntyre on
November 17, 1970, 'We served all nations as we Canal Diggers

helped Goethals to forge a planet's dream'-so sang poet Percy
'Where old Balboa bent his gaze,
He leads the liners through,
and the Horn that tossed Magellan
bellows a far haloo!"
"How many among the crowd at the Reunion realized that
we had the distinguished American, Dr. Whitehead, amongst us
during January 10-11, 1973?"
EDITOR: It was not until the list of names of out-of-state
visitors was submitted by the Reception Committee Eeveral days
after the Reunion that the officers of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida were aware that Dr. and Mrs. Whitehead were at the
Reunion. It was only through ignorance that the Dr. Whiteheads
were not recognized and seated with other honored guests. Dr.
Whitehead, a man who after serving in an exemplary manner during
Construction Days, has continued over the many years to work
on Canal Zone affairs. His distinguished career has been covered
in many issues of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD. In addition
to his untiring efforts to enlighten authorities and the public on the
dangers involved in any hasty action in approving a new canal treaty
with the Republic of Panama, he has also gained national distinction
as an engineer, industrial administrator, economist, author "Our
Faith Moved Mountains", history scholar and humanitarian. WHAT
HAPPENED? Reservations were sent direct to the Princess Martha
Hotel and not through the Secretary-Treasurer. The luncheon tick-
ets, seemingly were ordered by a third party and were not in Dr.
Whitehead's name. The Editor, personally, would have liked to
have met and talked with Dr. V.'hit ::h-d, who, though busy with
his own work, has on several occasions corresponded with her and
has been most helpful to her in her work.
OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES, Dr. and Mrs. Whitehead, and
won't you please give us another chance. If you winter in Florida
in 1974, you have a special invitation to attend the Reunion, and
we can assure you that the "faux pas" of 1973 will not be repeated.

DUES ARE DUE. Mail your check NOW if you desire the June

Ross H. Hollowell ......... .......... Tel: 822-2389
Eugene I. Askew ....................... Tel: 867-1822
Mrs. Jean B. Mann ...................... Tel: 867-7796
Mrs. Margaret M. Ward ................. Tel: 867-8742

Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks .................. Tel: 345-7985

Reuben Seidman ....................... Tel: 898-4560

William F. Grady (Lakeland) ............ Tel: 688-1023

Ross H. Hollowell, Chairman ............. Tel: 822-2389
Eugene I. Askew ...................... Tel: 867-1822
Mrs. Jean B. Mann ................ .. .. Tel: 867-7796
Mrs. Margaret M. Ward,
Secretary to the Committee, .......... Tel: 867-8742
Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks .................. Tel: 345-7985
G. C. Lockridge, Chairman .............. Tel: 525-7124
Troy Hayes .......... .................. Tel: 525-6183
Ralph Hanner3 ......................... Tel: 342-1185

G. C. Lockridge ......................... Tel: 525-7124
Ralph Hanners ......................... Tel: 342-1185
Joseph L. Hickey ....................... Tel: 446-5656

Daile D. Keigley, Chairman ............. Tel: 867-2501
Ralph F. Frangioni ...................... Tel: 442-5996
Mrs. Ethel Askew ...................... Tel: 867-1822

Ross H. Hollowell, Chairman ..............
Eugene I. Askew ........................
Mrs. Jean B. Mann, Secretary-Treasurer ...
Mrs. Margaret M. Ward, Assistant ........
G. C. Lockridge ....................... .

Edward A. Linney .............

Francis F. Hargy ..............
Gustaf A. Peterson .............



Tel: 525-7124

......... Tel: 894-5128

......... Tel: 894-2006
......... Tel: 896-3420

Louis S. Hasemann ...................... Tel: 388-6191
1295 Rensselaer Avenue, Jacksonville 32205
Alfred G. Dunham ...................... Tel: 759-0009
4611 N. W. Eleventh Avenue, Miami 33127
M. S. Treadwell ........................ Tel: 841-4549
2505 Norfolk Road, Orlando 32803
Roger T. Williams ..................... Tel: 943-2016
Apt. 304, 3930 Crystal Lake Drive,
Pompano Beach 33060
Mrs. B. Donald Humphrey (Gladys Bliss) ... Tel: 958-5856
3444 24th Parkway, Sarasota 33580
Mrs. L. W. Motykiewicz (Pat Dodson) .... Tel: 844-5220
6928 Dimarco Road, Tampa 33614

Mrs. James C. Macaulay, Chairman ........ Tel: 525-5697
Members of the Reception Committee
will be announced at a later date.

Miss Delila Gail Basham and Robert James Knox, son of Dor-
othy Harrison Knox and Robert S. Knox, of Balboa Canal Zone, on
December 24, 1972, at the home of her parents in Sarasota, Florida.
The couple were married by the Pastor of the Bay Haven Baptist
Church of Sarasota.
Mrs. Ella Mae Morales Didier to Larry Lee Conrad, on Octo-
ber 14, 1972, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Dr. Conrad is finishing his
surgery residency at Keesler AFB. The couple are at home at 113
Forest Hills Drive, Biloxi, Mississippi 39532. Mrs. Conrad form-
erly resided in New Orleans.
Miss Cheryl Ann Coleman, daughter of Captain and Mrs.
George W. Coleman, of Gatun, Canal Zone, to Brian Camerson
Plaisance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jozeph A. Plaisance, Panama re-
tirees now residing in Fairhope, Alabama, on October 10, 1972,
at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Margarita, Canal Zone.

Mrs. James Edward Denton, of Haywards Heath, Sussex, Eng-
land has announced the marriage of her daughter, Pamela, to James
Estes Dykes, CAPT. USAFR, son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dykes
of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on
January 19, 1972. Jim and Pamela are now at home at 1656 Drew
Street, Clearwater, Florida-telephone: 813-447-2671.

Miss Patricia Ann Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
F. Jones, of Severna Park, Maryland, to Mr. Gregory Paul York
on November 25, 1972, in Severna Park, Maryland.
Patricia graduated from Balboa High School in 1967 and from
Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, in 1971 with a B. A.
Degree in mathematics. Mr. York graduated from Holy Cross Col-
lege in Worcester, Massachusetts, and is presently President of
York Insurance Agency in Salem, New Hampshire, where they will
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Jones resided in Gamboa until Mr.
Jones retired from the Dredging Division in 1968.

Nils W. Jonson was married on September 16, 1972, in Sun
City Center, Florida, to Mrs. Agnes Kiley. Mr. and Mrs. Jonson
are making their home in Sun City Center.

Mrs. Elizabeth Lundhardt Robison and Charles N. Carter,
III, were married at All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park,

Florida, on Saturday, November 25, 1972. The bride, a former
Canal Zone resident, now makes her home in Winter Park.

Miss Kathleen Mary Ogletree, daughter of Mrs. Edna Ogletree,
Pinellas Park, Florida, and the late Mr. Durward A. Ogletree, and
Douglas William Stocker, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Stocker,
Kenneth City, Florida, on November 5, 1972. The bride is a grad-
uate of Notre Dame Academy and attends St. Petersburg Junior
College. Kathleen is the granddaughter of the late Ed and Nora
Hewitt from Cristobal and St. Petersburg.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Dixie Hollins High School and
is serving with the United States Army. He will be stationed in

Mrs. Fern Treese and Jack Campbell, both of St. Petersburg,
Florida, were married on November 28, 1972, in Fort Huachuca,
Arizona. The former Mrs. Treese was employed as a Legal Secretary
with the City of St. Petersburg. Mr. Campbell retired in 1967 as
an Auditor from the Panama Canal.
Fern's son, Jack Treese, is stationed at Fort Huachuca (Army),
and with his wife and young son were in the wedding party. Mrs.
Campbell's other son, Gary, San Antonio, Texas, also attended the
wedding ceremony. Jack became an instant father and grandfather
which he enjoys very much.
They are now at home to their many friends at Pasadena Golf
Club Estates.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Allen (Susie Magee), their second son
in Encino, California, on January 26, 1973. Maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Magee, of Boston, Massachusetts.
The baby was born on her grandfather's birthday.

Major and Mrs. George R. Duncan (Betsy Mallory), U. S.
Army, Colorado Springs, Colorado, their second child and first
daughter, Amy Elizabeth, born December 4, 1972, at the Air Force
Academy Hospital. Amy Elizabeth has a brother, Daniel Duncan,
age 2. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William B. Mallory,
of Balboa, Canal Zone. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
V. N. Duncan, of Lost Creek, West Virginia.

A baby girl, named Michelle Lynne, was born on December
12, 1972, to Mr. and Mrs. James Ebdon in Vallejo, California.

James is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ebdon, of Sarasota, Florida.
Connie is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Pustis, of Clear-
water, Florida.

Captain and Mrs. Ralph K. Frangioni, Jr., their first child,
a son, Ralph K. Frangioni III, born February 1, 1973, at Eglin
AFB, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Maternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Lucien Lacourse, of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Frangioni, of Clearwater,

Mr. and Mrs. L. Daniel Glass, of Gamboa, Canal Zone, an-
nounce the birth of their third child and first son on December
7, 1972, at Gorgas Hospital. The baby has been named Luis Daniel
Glass Jr. Maternal grandparents are the Rev. and Mrs. Byron E.
Reihart of Gamboa. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Karl
Glas, formerly of Gamboa, now living in Arkansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Leitzes (Betsy Dykes), their first child,
a daughter Carey Estes, born April 1, 1972, in Irvington, New York.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dykes, of Chapel
Hill, North Carolina. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Leitzes, of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Massa (Judith Hotz), of Accokee,
Maryland, their first child, a son, named Roland Rahe Massa on
January 26, 1973. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Theo
F. Hotz, of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley, Jr., their second daughter,
Adriane Michelle, on December 27, 1972, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
After the Reunion, Mrs. Rowley and daughters, Adriane and Renee
returned to their home in Ponce, Puerto Rico where "Skipper" is
employed at the Mercedita Airport in Ponce. Paternal grandparents
are Captain and Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley, of Clearwater, Florida.

Dr. and Mrs. Frank C. Townsend, of Vicksburg, Mississippi,
their second child and first son on November 21, 1972. The baby
has been named Chad David. The maternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Norman Davison, of Balboa, Canal Zone, and the paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Townsend, of Ocala, Florida,
formerly of Balboa.

Matthew Aaron Thibodeau entered this vale of tears January
5, 1973, at Baptist Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina, to give joy
to Peter and Constance Thibodeau, parents, and George and Julia
Thibodeau, paternal grandparents and Taylor and Marie Swailes,
maternal grandparents. Everyone doing well, including the grand-
parents George A. Thibodeau.

LCDR and Mrs. T. A. Womble (Virginia A. Mauldin), a son,
Talmadge Jeffrey, on December 5, 1972, in Middletown, Rhode
Island. Maternal grandparent are Mrs. Gaye N. Mauldin and the
late Samuel B. Mauldin. Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Fostine
Womble and the late T. W. Womble. Maternal great-grandmother
is Mrs. A. M. Marsengill, of Clayton, Georgia.

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Zelnick, of Rochester, New York, their
first child, Murray Allen Zelnick, on October 30, 1972. Maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard High, of Twin Falls, Idaho,
and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Zelnick, of
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Zornes, of Balboa, Canal Zone, their
first child, a son, Jeffrey Shane, born at San Fernando Clinic in
Panama. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Wertz,
of Leesburg, Florida, formerly of Albrook AFB. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Zornes, of Farfan, Canal Zone.

Mrs. Frances Dorn, Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Mrs. Wilhel-
mina Bohan, Blytheville, two intrepid old timers (Mrs. Bohan, whose
parents were among the "Canal Diggers," was born on the Canal
Zone), braved inclement weather in driving from Arkansas to St.
Petersburg to attend the Reunion. The incessant rain on the drive
was, however, overshadowed by the pleasure of a brief visit
with Mrs. Levers, her son and his wife at their large luxurious
trailer and with an overnight stop with the Charles Hollanders,
old Canal neighbors, as well as the anticipation of renewing old
friendships at the Reunion. Mrs. Dorn writes, "I knew many, and
all seemed to know me, saying, 'You haven't changed much.' But
after looking at their name, seeing a familiar smile and a twinkle in
their eyes-Yes, I remember them!" One week later as they drove
north, alas, the rain had turned to snow and ice, but they seemingly
saw only the beauty of nature as Mrs. Dorn described the cotton
fields and plants as "icy tinged, twinkling like diamonds in the

sun." They arrived home safely after a wonderful trip, but somewhat
perturbed-"Now, what make; me 'mad'-why don't some of the
old timers who live in or near St. Pete come to the Reunion so we
can see them? We went a long way to see them!" It IS a mystery,
but after all, those missing the Reunions are the losers!
A summary of other news follows: A note to Miss Edna L. V.
Baer in Pasadena was answered by her cousin in Corona, California,
with the information that Miss Baer, a Balboa High School commer-
cial teacher who went to the Zone in 1919, had passed away on
May 25, 1972. Mrs. Frank Corey, San Antonio, Texas, sadly wrote
that her husband, Frank, had passed away on September 12, 1971.
Mrs. Corey is the daughter of W. J. Wright (Pop), well known for
his articles entitled the "Bouquete Bugle" written for the Star &
Herald. Mr. Jack Renig is now with his daughter Peggy and husband
Ed Fucik in their home in Highland Park, Illinois. He suffered two
very severe coronary attacks in 1972 and hasn't completely recov-
ered his health. The Fuciks' son, Montford, was married in Indian-
apolis in November, 1972. Correspondence from the Thomas Ben-
ders in Rochester, Minnesota, Mrs. E. J. Hartshore, Seattle, Wash-
ington, and Mrs. Lillian Ross, Woburn, Massachusetts, indicated
they were all o.k. Mrs. Ernest Doyle of San Salvador enjoyed a trip
to Europe in 1972. Myrtle Erickson Sundstrom visited Mrs. Dorn
in October when on a tour of the Ozarks. ..

Any innovation is dubious until tried. Local reports and many
letters have indicated that Zonians-the young and the old-STILL
like a party. Mrs. Rosemary Millett Gilead wrote Mr. Hollowell-
"Just a short note to tell you how much I enjoyed the 10 January
Cocktail Party. It was great to see so many former friends. It was
my first St. Pete visit, but, certainly, I don't plan for it to be my
last. Marian (Dod-on) and Bob Bowen, now of Sarasota, and Dick
Egolf of Balboa were with me, and we all had a great time that
night. Thanks for all you put into the Reunion to make it so suc-
cessful. Hope to be there again next year .. ."

Several familiar faces of Zonians were MISSED at the Annual
The C. M. Monsantos, of Iowa City, Iowa, were unable to spend
the winter months in Florida a- they have for many years. Because
of Mrs. Monsanto's health the doctor advised against making the
trip. They had to fly home last year as Mrs. Monsanto was not
well. However, she is doing very nicely, and the family is pleased

with her condition-naturally, they preferred to take the advice
of their physician and not take a chance of a relapse.
The J. L. Cook-, of Clarksville, Virginia, were en route to St.
Petersburg and the Reunion but were stranded in Fayetteville, North
Carolina, by a snow and sleet storm from January 7th to January
12th-so returned home. They plan to come to Florida later in the
The Walter G. Browns, of Merritt Island, Florida, had all plans
made with reservations for the "works", but Tuesday, January 9th,
dawned with Pearl ill, and to their great disappointment they had
to cancel plans for "two wonderful-looked-forward-to days" renewing
old friendships.
George 0. Lee, Lake Como, Florida, who faithfully attended the
"event of the year" in the past wrote that he wouldn't be able to
join Zonian friends this year-hopefully he could at some future
Gladys and R. K. Knox, Ruidoso, New Mexico, who have made
the trip often in past years, were unable to come as Mrs. Knox
"was just too involved in organizations where annual reports have
to be gotten out in early January."
Lt. and Mrs. C. D. Howell, of Asheville, North Carolina, phoned
that they were "iced in."
Mrs. William J. Stevenson (Mabel) had hoped to attend, but
her work as Secretary-Treasurer of Chapter No. 121 NARFE ( Green-
ville, North Carolina) kept her just too busy to leave.
Recuperation from a serious operation (Dorothy at the end
of November) prevented Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rose, of Eustis,
Florida, from participating in the events in St. Petersburg on
January 10-11. "We will sure miss seeing all our friends at the
Robert E. Bassett, Chesterton, Indiana, after renewing contacts
made fifty years ago had for months eagerly planned to attend his
FIRST Reunion. His plans to come to Florida after spending the
Christmas Holidays with his daughter and family in Atlanta had to
be changed as, unfortunately they all came down with the Flu. To
make the situation worse with a power shortage, they didn't have
any heat. Mr. Bassett then returned to Indiana and now hopes to
come to Florida in the spring.
To the many others, whose hearts were in St. Petersburg on
January 10-11, we hope to see you next year.

Mrs. Viola Cook, Arlington, Virginia, an out-of-state Old Timer
(she wa- on the Zone from 1913 to 1918) met many friends from the
old days at the Reunion.

Bill and Dot (Hoffman) Allen, 1310 Knollwood Road, Apt.
43H, Seal Beach, California-"Just returned to sunny California
from not so sunny Florida. Having retired so recently (mid '72)
from Guam, we still like 'rainy season' and welcomed the excuse
to don the mink. Everything about the reunion was super, and
we're already looking forward to next year's.
Following our retirement, we spent a month island-hopping
throughout Micronesia en route from Guam to Honolulu.

Many families in the Bay Area were fortunate in having family
"home for Christmas".
Mrs. Lucille Judd: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Searcy from Texas; Mrs.
Jessie Matheney; Mr. and Mrs. Angus Matheney, Gallup, New Mex-
ico; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharp: son Frank from Oklahoma; Mr. and
Mrs. Edward H. Neville, Seminole: Kathy, Trinity College in San
Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donovan: Peggy, South Bend, Indi-
ana; Mr. and Mrs. Houston Esslinger: Joel from Oklahoma, Mary
from Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Esslinger's sister, Ann Crowley,
from Connecticut; Mr. and Mrs. Daile Keigley: Mr. and Mrs. An-
thony Holshosen (Elizabeth Ann), Nashville, Tenneszee; Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene I. Askew: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gomez (Linda Askew),
home for Thanksgiving, and son, Stevie from Fort Monmouth, New
Jersey, for Xmas; Mrs. W. A. Van Siclen, Sr: Miss Cornelia Van
Siclen, New York; Mr. and Mrs. J. Bartley Smith: Margie Smith
from Panama; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sylvestre. Mr. Robert Simpson
(Peggy Sylvestre), Christopher, Debby, Sandy and David-they all
also spent a joyous day at Disney world in Orlando.

Others joined their families in their respective homes: Mrs.
Erma Forbes visited her daughter Joanie and family in Riverside,
California. She saw many other Canal Zone friends while on the
West Coast, among them Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corn and Mrs. Jerome
Evans. Mrs. Peggy Falk spent a delightful vacation with her sons,
Henry E. Jr. and family, of Sylvania, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Mur-
ray Falk and the grandchildren in Portland, Oregon. Peggy relayed
"Best Wishes" to all Zonian friends from Mrs. Frank H. (Nell)
Irwin, Captain and Mrs. Harry Bach, and Mrs. Fran Longmore. Andy
Fraser visited his son, Jimmy, on the Zone; Mrs. Nena McMillan

joined her sister Mrs. Orlando Symonds in Albuquerque, New Mexi-
co; Mrs. Genevieve Long flew to Washington, D.C. to see David
and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hearne and Miss Ethel Ferguson spent
Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Baldwin (Diane Hearne) in
Jacksonville. Captain and Mrs. Richard Sergeant, of St. Petersburg,
drove to California for an extended Holiday trip. They visited Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Hoover (Carol Sergeant) in Palm Springs where
Mr. Hoover is the Assistant Superintendent of Schools; it was the
first time in 20 years that they had had Xmas together. The Ser-
geants visited other friends in California before returning to St.
Petersburg in January. Bea then left for North Carolina to assist
daughter Kaye (Mrs. Norman Nifong) in moving to a new home.
The latchstring is always out at the home of Virginia and Jim
Wood in St. Petersburg. In January, Miss Maria Hunseker from
Panama was a guest in their home. Miss Hunsecker has sold her
home in Panama and may settle in St. Petersburg. As soon as she is
located, she plans on making a trip to Indonesia. Ruth Rickarby
spent ten days with the Woods and currently is visiting her sister
in Mobile. She will stop in Guatemala for three weeks en route to
Among other St. Petersburg visitors in December were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Cactles of the Canal Zone who were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Caldwell and Captain and Mrs. Samuel E. Johnson, of
Castine, Maine, guests of Capt. and Mrs. Howard Johnson.
Mrs. S. E. Liebeler, of Prospect, Oregon, was the guest of Mrs.
Dorothy Hamlin in Largo, Florida, during the Annual Reunion.
Christmas Cards are appreciated not only for the sentiment
pertaining to that Glorious Season but also for the bits of news to
share with you, and often, that ALL important check for 1973 Dues.
Don and Edythe Rogers, Tyndall AFB, Florida-"Our last
Christmas in the Air Force, and I'm going to miss my 'security'
blanket'. We have bought a lot in Ft. Walton, Florida, and 'Rog'
says I can build anything I want as long as it doesn't cost more
than $5,000!! Agnes and Norm Andersen spent the night with us
in September, and we didn't stop 'remembering when' the entire
time. We're hoping to make a trip down to the Zone in January-
fingers crossed. Mother just came back from a trip to Washington
where she visited my sister, Betty Bitters. Stopped on the way to
spend a few days with her granddaughter, Ann Bitters Wright."

Mrs. Annie I. Bartholomew, Grand Prairie, Texas-"I'll just
never forget 'you all' and our days in the Tropics." Last July brought

a family reunion in Texas. Later, Bill Jr. and family visited his
mother, and after that, her daughter, the Kruegers, came for a visit.
After spending Thanksgiving with the Bill Jrs. in Missouri, Mrs.
Bartholomew planned to go to California to be with her sister, Mrs.
Alice Preston, for Christmas.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Pihlgren, Sacramento, California, journeyed
east for the Holidays. Unfortunately, their vacation plans were
somewhat curtailed as the result of a blood clot in Mrs. Pihlgren's
right leg which necessitated bed rest, or with elevation of her leg
when sitting up. Luckily, the doctor did permit her to attend the
Golden Anniversary party-given for her husband's brother and his
wife. "Our Best Wishe3 to the Society for a good 1973, and to all
our friends and members we send greetings-Ed and Nan Pihlgren

Mrs. Kathryne S. Brown, Durham, North Carolina-"How
Stewart and I do enjoy the Canal Record! He's in Heidelberg,
Germany, where I've visited with him several times this past year.
It's Lt. J. T. Stewart Brown now, but he will be out of the Military
service later this month and will then complete his Master's Degree
in Guidance and Counseling."

Norma and Charles Raymond in their Xmas letter described
their wonderful trip to the Orient and South Pacific. "We left
April 15th from Los Angeles and visited Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Honolulu and arrived back
home on May 16th." In July, the Raymonds moved to Fredericka
Manor, one of seven retirement residences owned and operated by
Pacific Homes Corporation, a non profit organization sponsored by
the United Methodist Church.
"So, from 221 North Mountain View Drive, Chula Vista, Cal-
ifornia, 92010, phone (714) 426-0642, we send heartiest greetings. ."

Dr. and Mrs. G. Russell Wright, Denver Colorado "Our
year included traveling on the West Coast a good deal. We started
in the San Diego area and on to Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento,
and San Francisco. Later, we spent about three weeks in Oregon.
It was great to visit many friends along the way. Mid-October, we
had a grand trip to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Ole.
"Then we ran into a spot of trouble! Russ went to the Seattle
area in late October, and on Friday, October 27th he suffered severe
respiratory distress while on a visit to Bellingham, Washington. He
was hospitalized and when his condition continued to deteriorate,

his physicians decided on an emergency tracheotomy on October
30th. After two or three days of touch and go, he began to rally.
He was dismissed from the hospital on November 27th. He is now at
home and on oxygen. We are hoping that in another two or three
weeks he will be able to travel, and at that time we will be looking
for a lower altitude and a warmer climate for the next two or three

The Shep Clarks, Shelter Island, New York-"Hurrah! I re-
tired July 1, finishing 42 years in the classroom. Sorry, it was a
mistake. Household duties don't interest me. Starting in January,
the preparation of tax returns will improve the situation.
"We had a very enjoyable reunion in Ohio in July. The Dick
Clarks from the Canal Zone slipped by immigration .
"Jim and Frances Walters, semi-retired and living on Jekyll
Island, favored us with a visit. The Kanes (Canal Zone College Lib-
rarian) surprised us with a telephone call from Geneseo. The ears
of many mutual friends must have been ringing. While Charlotte
Herr, daughter and son-in-law were visiting us, the Nevilles, Canal
Zone friends in Florida, were overnight visitors. What an excess of
hot air developed .
"We are looking forward to December 16th when we fly to
Atlanta to visit Karen and Elaine's families. Grandma complains
she hasn't seen the grandchildren in two years."

Lovers of the great outdoors, the William B. Mallorys, deviated
from a favorite pastime, bicycle riding (Marion on her 3-speeder and
Bill who boasts of a 10-speed racer) in tropical Canal Zone to the
thrill of sledding in cold Colorado during a December vacation. But
the warmth of family reunions overshadowed any "chill" of the wea-
ther and outdoor sports. They visited Major and Mrs. George R.
Duncan (Betsy Mallory) and two grandchildren, Daniel, age two
and Amy Elizabeth (see births) in Colorado Springs where Major
Duncan is with the United States Army. After spending Christmas
with the Duncans, they flew to Memphis, Tennessee, to visit with
their son, Bart, daughter-in-law, Carol Ann, and two grandchildren,
Brian and Allison. Bart i- the General Counsel for Guardsmark
Corporation in Memphis. Friends in St. Petersburg, Florida, were
delighted with a two-day stopover by Marion and Bill. From the
Sunshine City, their last stop before leaving for the Zone on Jan-
uary 9th was with Captain and Mrs. Fred Weade in Pompano Beach,

For recreation on the Zone, Marion and Bill enjoy their bohio
home on "their island" near Gamboa and during summer months at
their cottage at White Earth Lake, Minnesota.
A new addition to the Mallory family is "Bon Bon, a little
black powder puff of a French poodle with the swiftness of a weasel.
Bon Bon sports the only dog swimming pool complete with steps
in the Canal Zone."

Leo Eberenz, Sterling, Virginia-"The first half of 1972 was
uneventful, but we crowded a lot into the last half. We had a
reunion of all of our children and grandchildren on July 16th. We
took a trip to Arkansas and Louisiana in October, and our oldest
son Alexander was married December 2nd. The reunion was made
possible by the vacation of John from the Canal Zone-he is the
last of the tribe remaining in the Zone. The gathering at Manassas
Battlefield Park included a total of 21-Marie (Mrs. Tom Lindsay),
her husband and two boys, Richard and Mathew; Mable (Mrs. Al
Canaday), her husband and three children, Betty, Charles and
Michael; Josephine (Mrs. Wayne Sharp) and her three children,
Margaret, Catherine and Wayne; John and his wife Michelle and
their two children, Leo and Xan; and Alexander and his fiancee (the
engagement was announced at the picnic), Mary Osthoff, a nurse.
It was the first gathering of the clan since 1964 and was made
possible because all the children except John now live in Virginia-
the Lindsays at Reston, about fifteen minutes from our house;
Josephine about three blocks away; Alex lives with us, and Mable
at Virginia Beach, a four hour drive.
In October, we took our annual trip. We went to Little Rock,
Arkansas, my wife's home, by air and then drove to Eureka Springs
and down to Bentonville, Arkansas, where we spent a short visit
with Carl Newhard and his wife. We talked on the phone with
George and Bob Engelke, and we were informed that we missed the
reunion by one day. We spent a night in Fayetteville, and George
Lowe and his wife who had been at the reunion came to the motel
for about an hour. George and I worked together at the Pacific
Locks for about fifteen years. The trip included a visit with my
wife's sister in New Orleans, and an airport visit with my sister
Marcella in Atlanta.
The wedding of Alexander and Mary took place December 2.
In addition to his sisters and brother (John was best man) we had
my brother David (retired from civilian service with the Navy at
Coco Solo) and his wife Helen; my sister Virginia (Mrs. F. F. Wil-
liams) and her husband, (both retirees from Panama Canal service)

and a nephew Leo Turner and his daughter from Chicago. Leo is the
son of my sister, Ruth Turner, now living in El Paso, who retired
from the Library at Balboa. Alex and his wife will be living in
Sterling as soon as their home is finished.

Mrs. Mary Phelan, Port Orange, Florida-"Hi! It is this time
of year again-a time when I realize how many good folks there are
all over this world.
"Our clan all came home this summer-starting in June when
Lisa and two boys came down from DesPlaines. She was joined in
July by John, and than Sharon and Don and three boys arrived
from the Canal Zone. Oh, what a happy, busy household we were-
Grandma and Grandpa enjoying every minute of it. Jim then came
from Los Angeles for a week's stay, and Chuck flew in from Guam
where he and his family now live-still with Continental Airlines.
It took awhile to make myself believe that those four grown-up
people were really our "children". What a wonderful family in
all ways-devotion and personality.
"Some sadness seems to come with happiness-ours was on
August 1st when Ed passed away. It was sudden, but after many
years of pain, he died of Uremia due to Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease.
As were his wishes, his ashes were flown over the blue Atlantic Ocean.
We had many lovely cards and letters from Canal Zone friends. I
would love to thank everyone personally who wrote so many words
of encougagement after Ed's death. So many heard through the
"October 20th, Jim came back home for a week. He lives at
332 E. Imperial Avenue, El Segundo, California-Apartment L. I
am hoping to fly out there next year and the two of us will go on to
Chuck and Sharons in Guam-411 Jones Circle-Tamuning.
"November found me visiting with Lisa and John (McCar-
ragher) in Apt. D 755 Dulles Road, DesPlaines, Illinois, for a week.
"Then, around December 18th, I will be on my way to spend
the Xmas holidays with Sharon and Don (DeStaffino) in our old
house on Plank Street. After the first of the year, I'll be pretty much
at home here in Port Orange.
"I work part time-three days a week at the hospital-and
love it."

George Russon, Yuma, Arizona-Another year has rolled by,
and again it is time to pay dues-and keep the magazine coming in.
It is through the RECORD that we can keep track of those who
lived and worked on the Canal. While I did not arrive until 1916

after the Canal was completed, I did meet the gang who did the hard
work and then ran the Canal until they retired-what a wonderful
bunch they were!
"My wife and I are enjoying our retirement here in the desert.
Now that the winter visitors are flocking in to get away from
the cold, Yuma is a very live place. During the summer, we do
a lot of traveling and do get up north as the desert does get a
bit warm.
"My best to all who remember me, and I hope their memories
of the Golden Years on the Canal are as pleasant as mine."

The unusual Christmas Letter from Margaret and Gilbert
Davis, Azalea, Oregon, gave highlights of the year, 1972, in rhyme,
but, unfortunately, the lack of available space in the RECORD does
not permit the printing of the original. The Davises took a trip in the
spring in the Northwest, seeing some old Canal Zone friends. They
reported on their two daughters-Claudia, who has three children,
lives in Santa Clara, California, and is teaching. Pat has two boys,
lives in Palmetto, Georgia, and is still nursing.
In October, they loaded their Chevrolet Step Van Motor
Home for an extensive trip east. In Salt Lake City, Utah, they
attended the four-day Nite Cap Rendezvous '72 Convention. In
Colorado, they visited the Eldridges and John Forrests. They saw
Ralph and Art Shuey in Neosho. In Rogers, Arkansas, they were
the guests of the Red Nails for a catfish dinner. In Alabama they
spent a week with daughter Pat and Don Bright at a lake resort
in northern Georgia. In Oxford, Georgia, they saw the Gil Fosters.
From Georgia, they drove to Aiken, South Carolina:
"We parked our home in the Andy Kapinos driveway and
spent the night. With a flick of the telephone dial, Canal
Zonites Catrons, Willenbrocks, and Klontzes began to arrive,
which was a welcome sight!"
On to Virginia where they enjoyed a stay with the family of the
John Brights. They toured the old historical fort of Jamestown
and the town of Williamsburg and then crossed the bay and visited
the Frank Dorshes and Do2 Savages at Onancock on Virginia's
Eastern Shore. In Trenton, New Jersey, they saw the Shedlocks,
former Cocoli, Canal Zone neighbors. In Dudley, Massachusetts,
they contacted the Howard Osbornes and in Nashua, New Hamp-
shire, the Howard Richards' family. The Davises journeyed back to
Oregon by the northern route-seeing many historical sites along
the way.

As with many ne.v retirees that mythical leisure time has
failed to materialize with the Torstenzons in Grand Rapids, Min-
nesota. "Funny, but I had the idea that I'd have time for every-
ting, including underwater glass blowing. Not so!
"Last winter was a busy one-acquainted myself with the
undersides of snow drifts, via skiing, which I hadn't done in about
three centuries and turning chicken at the speed of the snowmobile.
The rest of the family took to it all like ducks to water.
"Last April 7th our daughter Mary Margot, who graduated
from Cristobal High in 1966 and Gustavus Adolphus College in
1970, was married to William K. Gruman whom she had met at
Gustavus. In 1970-71, Mary was in Graduate School at the Univer-
sity of Iowa. Last fall (1971) she started work toward her R.N. degree.
She is now half way through her second year at Mounds-Midway
Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mary and Bill live at 1687 North
Fry, Apt. 2, Falcon Heights, Minnesota 55113.
"Our other daughter, Carol, Cristobal High 1970, went to
Bemidji State College last year and now is at Itasca State College
here in Grand Rapids.
"Last summer, Cliff, Carol, and I spent three glorious weeks
in Norway and hope to go back again in 1974 ."-Lucile E.

Kathleen and Jim Fulton, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida,
report on the year, 1972. "We have had a good year-maybe not
as active as in the past, but we are getting older."
In April, son Dorman, his wife, Jane, and Lisa visited them for
two weeks. Dorman is still with Univac Division of the Sperry-Rand
Corp. and is stationed at Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
Grandaughter, Sandra (Jim's child by his first wife) from the
Canal Zone arrived in July for a four-week visit. John and Maggie
Janssen from the Canal Zone, Roy and Jeri Magnuson, Fort Lau-
derdale, Florida, and Bess and Pat Conley, with their four children
from the Canal Zone, were also July visitors. In August, the Fultons
drove to Birmingham, Alabama, after receiving word that Bud's
oldest brother was very ill. While there, they visited their families
and good friends, Seldon and Marge Burk'. After Fred was out of
danger they drove north, visiting Mrs. Fulton's family in Smyrna,
Georgia, and Bud's brother Bill and his wife Jo in Knoxville, Ten-
nessee. From Tennessee they drove up through the Shenandoah Val-
ley to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike
for the last leg of their trip to Dorman's home at Blue Bell. Un-
fortunately, Mrs. Fulton developed a case of "shingles" (Herpes

Zoster), and although she did not feel too well, they did drive to As-
bury Park, New Jersey, to visit her niece, Ann Louise (Harriett's
daughter) and her family. On September 11th, they headed south,
and because of Mrs. Fulton's condition drove directly home. With
rest, she was improving. Bud took over the cooking and housework.
"Next month Bud is going back to the Canal Zone as a Con-
sultant to the Comptroller. The contract is for only four weeks,
but we cannot be sure. He will leave January 7th, and I plan on
going down later. Jim and his family are still there, and we have
many friends left down there, too."

Mrs. Ann Field Kirrane, 93 Eliot Street, Chestnut Hill,
Brookline, Massachusetts 02167, a new member reporting on Zone
contacts-"I didn't even know about your book until Harry Gardner
recently gave me a few back issues. I was thrilled to see the names
of eo many old friends who I have lost touch with over the years.
I went to Panama at the ripe age of a 1-year-old and left when
I wa- 16 (1940-1956). Although not as long a3 some of the oldtimers,
it still was long enough to attend Cocoli grade School, Balboa Junior
High, Balboa High and Cristobal High. A person can make a lot
of friends in those 16 years, and I did just that! My father, Sam I.
Field was well know on the Isthmus; he worked for several construc-
tion firms, the U.S. Navy and the Canal Company. We lived over the
years in Panama City, Cocoli, Rodman Naval Station, Pedro Miguel,
Balboa and Coco Solito. I left in the middle of my junior year at Cris-
tobal High School and went with my family to Hanford, California,
where I finished high school. My brother and sister were born in
the Canal Zone and still write to some friends.
I went into the-Army upon school graduation in 1958 and was
stationed in Atlanta, Georgia, where-I-saw-osTo-f-friends from the
Canal Zone who were attending southern colleges. I met and married
my husband, Edward T. Kirrane in 1959. Upon our marriage, we
moved to Brookline, Massachusetts, where my husband has lived
all his life. He is a semi-pro hockey player and works as Hockey
Director for the town of Brookline. He coaches a Boston private
school varsity hockey team, and we run a small hockey sports
store. First time I saw snow was here in Boston, and I spend most
of my time in ice rinks. Yes, I'm a long way from Sunny Panama.
It took me a long time to adjust to the New England weather, but
I'm right at home now, after living here 13 years. Brookline Chest-
nut Hill section, is only 10 minutes from downtown Boston by sub-
way, and yet we are still only a town with lots of trees and wide
open spaces. I love it here and wouldn't trade it for sunny California

where my folks and brother and sister live. My parents, Sam and
Madlyn Field live in Baywood Park, California, just down the street
from Helen and Harry Gardner. They came to visit my parents and
decided to stay. My folks see Canal Zone people who are traveling
up and down the California coast because they live just off the coast
highway. I saw Al and Iris Days recently who live in San Diego.
They came to my brother Sam's wedding in October. This past
summer I saw my best high school friend after 16 year--Sue Mable,
who is now Mrs. William Halvosa. She came up from Florida on her
way to a vacation in Vermont and stopped over at my house with
her lovely family-1 girl and 2 boys. They had a great time with
my 3 girls and 1 boy. On their way home to Florida, Billy was with
them, and we had a quick visit again. Another Canal Zone person I
met one day was Susie Magee; she sold me a box of Christmas cards,
and I knew I had seen her before. I met her brother at the subway
stop in Boston one day, also. I'm sure there are more former "Canal
Zone Brats" living in this area and am hoping through the RECORD
I could get in touch with them. At my brother's wedding in October,
I visited Helen and Harry Gardner. They have the most beautiful
new home in Los Osos, and I found them just the same as ever-such
a wonderful outlook on life.
My home is just off Routes 128 and 9-very easy to get to for
anyone traveling through eastern Massachusetts. Summers are spent
in Harwitchport on Cape Cod. I would love to hear from old friends.
Plea-e write."

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Dent, who for the past several years
have been traveling-England, Austria, Scotland and Portugal-are
spending the winter at the Sussex Apartment Hotel in Victoria,
British Columbia. They write, "We have a nice apartment with
maid service, etc. and are very comfortable-quite as nicely fixed
as we were in Portugal last winter but at somewhat more expense
here. Just before we left England, we called on the C. O. Kelleys (ex-
Payne and Wardlaw) where we ran into the Phil Thorntons (Canal
Zone hotels). A very nice time was had at the Kelleys' lovely home
in Sussex.

Mrs. Edith K. Wicks, Eau Claire, Pennsylvania, reports on
several trips in 1972. In February, she joined Mrs. Frances Dorn
for a cruise up the Arkansas River-see June issue of the RECORD
sent in by Mrs. Dorn. Other trips were conducted tours, going by
bus, Mrs. Wicks' preferred way to travel. "I had two days in At-
lantic City, went to Kutztown Fair (Pennsylvania Dutch), and

two trips to the Toronto Fair. I enjoy going to Toronto and always
stop at Niagara Falls. Then on September 30th went on a nine-day
foliage tour of New England-two nights in Boston and a whole day
touring the city and area. The leaves were beautiful in New Hamp-
shire and Vermont. A niece and I went to Philadelphia for the
Thanksgiving weekend." The uncertainty of the weather in January
make it difficult for Mrs. Wicks to plan on attending a Reunion in
St. Petersburg.

Albert J. Joyce, Sr. is back in Florida after an extended visit
to the Canal Zone. He left Florida the last of July and returned just
before Christmas. In the Zone, he stayed with his son Bill but
visited with all his children on the Canal Zone. He is now living in
Bradenton but hopes to locate an apartment in or near Sarasota.
Mr. Joyce hopes to take up flying again in the near future.

Plans are being made to hold a Thirty-Year Class Reunion of
the 1943 graduating class from Balboa High School. Plans are in-
definite at this time, but the Reunion will probably be in Fort Lau-
derdale or Balboa. To date, 68 out of the 140 in the graduating
clas3 have indicated enthusiasm about the Reunion.
If interested, write to Mr. Charles W. March, P.O. Box 218,
Rt. 130 at Beverly-Rancocas Road, Willingboro, New Jersey 08046.

Billie Marsh Wallace and husband, Lester, of McMinnville,
Oregon, spent the Christmas holidays with her parents, Marilyn
and Tom Marsh, and her sister, Edythe, in the Canal Zone. It was a
real joy to renew old acquaintances and many delightful social af-
fairs were given in honor of the young couple.
En route home, Billie and Lester stopped for a weekend in Mi-
ami to visit her Aunt and Uncle, Marjean and Bob Koperski, and her
grandparents, Ike and Ruth Metzger. They also stopped for several
days in Orlando to visit Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koperski and Miss
Marion Koperski-and, of course, to see the famous Disney World.
They were "snowed in" at Houston, Texas, but managed to get
a plane back to Oregon in time for the opening of Linfield College.
Billie graduated from Linfield in December and Lester will grad-
uate in June. Both are entering the field of teaching.-Mr. and
Mrs. I. W. Metzger, Miami, Florida

News from Eileen (Cox) Crowell, San Clemente, California:
"My husband, Jeff, after a year in Saigon, will return in the spring
to San Clemente. He will help shut down MACV in Saigon before

returning. All the troops must be out by the end of March. This is
a relief to all of us. Our boys, Michael (age 8) and Douglas (age 32)
are quite anxious to see their dad!
"We'll be leaving here around 10 May for Bangkok, Thailand.
Jeff's now a Lt. Colonel and will be the Adjutant General, Joint U.S.
Military Advisory Group and MACTHAI. All of us are really looking
forward to living in the Far East."

The Ben Kullers, Waldport, Oregon, had Gertrude Pearson, of
Petaluma, California, as their guest in early January. While daugh-
ter Jean Kuller Perry accompanied husband Charles to Hawaii on
Government business-leaving January 12-Grandma Kuller will
move in with the kids to take charge while their parents are away.

Captain and Mrs. Julius Grigore Jr. are back home in Venice,
Florida, after spending a few months in Ghana. A flyer on Captain
Grigore's new book, "Coins & Currency of Panama", which was
recently published, was enclosed with his note with informative
and interesting information. For example, "It is from Panama that
the world's smallest silver coin was produced, 'The Panama Pill',
so named because they could be swallowed to prevent being stolen.
Captain Grigore, a marine engineer, having lived in Panama for
many years intertwines history, legislative background, coin design,
and economic influence, to disclose the hidden reasons why some
Panamanian coins are underpriced. ."

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Zirkman of New York spent the Christmas
holidays with their daughter Caroline (Zirkman) Rice and family in
Hawaii where Caroline's husband is stationed at Hickam A.F.B.
"Caroline i3, as usual, active in Scouts which entails her making
trips to all of the Islands. She also volunteers one day a week at the
Dispensary and takes part in many base activities. Eric is 4 years
old and Bryan 2%.
"We visited Richard part of the Thanksgiving holidays in
Sidney, Ohio. His daughter Stephanie is 2 years old. We made the
trip to see the play 'Brigadoon' of which Richard was Choral Di-
rector. He is enjoying his work with the Junior and Senior High
Vocal Music Department.
"We are enjoying Hawaii-so much like Panama."

Mrs. Alice Hart, of Tampa, Florida, spent Thanksgiving with
Leona (Hart) and Fred Lee in Merritt Island. The Fred Lees, Sr., of
Cape Canaveral, and Ruth Fishbough, Merritt Island, joined them

for a turkey dinner. Alice planned to spend Christmas with her
daughter Edna (Hart) Musso in Fort Lauderdale.

The Edward N. Bellands, of Rapid River, Michigan, spent ten
delightful days in Dunedin, Florida in November with Ruth Anne
and Dick Parker. "Met many old friends and got caught up on the
news. Came home loaded with good Florida oranges and grapefruit."

Dues from "Old Man Hanna" (his words), of Shelton, Washing-
ton, with news that his oldest son, Robert K., retired in June, 1972,
and had purchased a home in Clearwater, Florida The doctor
told me a while ago, I am not too old. I have just had too many

Mrs. Blanche Shaw, former veteran reporter from Arkansas,
is now living with her daughter, Mrs. James A. Wier, in Denver,
Colorado. Blanche writes, "I am now 80 years old and surprised to
find myself still here on the Earth Plane. My family never expected
me to live from five to twenty-five, and I've surprised everyone in-
cluding myself. My daughter wants me to write up my Memoirs. May
do that next year."

Ralph E. Shuey, Neosho, Missouri-"Marie and I have just
returned (November 20) from a three-month visit with her sister
in the Southern Black Forest in Germany. We also made a two-
week trip to Vienna, Austria, and the Tyrol Alps of western Austria.
We took a week's trip to southern Switzerland. We left snow and
ice and got home in time to get snowed in. Our son Ralph and family,
of Malcolm, Nebraska, are due in for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Margaret Haw Teegarden, Renton, Washington-"This year we
have thoroughly enjoyed receiving Dad's subscription to the CANAL
RECORD and found it recalling happy memories for us and a means
for preserving Canal Zone friendships .. In August, 1971, I made a
'sentimental journey' with my cousin back to the Canal Zone, and
we visited for three weeks with the Ray Wilsons in Balboa. The
Wilsons retired last June. After an absence of 25 years, it was a
revelation to see the many changes, but I was gratified to find that
I still had some friends in the Canal Zone and Panama. Now, the
CANAL RECORD is bringing to me the whereabouts of those
wonderful friends I knew long ago at the 'Cross Roads to the
World.' "

Lynn and William (Bill) Badders, Annapolis, Maryland-
"Lynn and myself just returned from a trip around the world to
celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Flew from here to San
Francisco and picked up our son Bill and his wife. First stop, Hono-
lulu and then to Guam, from there to Okinawa, Hong Kong, Bombay,
Tel Aviv, Athens, Rome, Paris and London and from there to New
York-many side trips from most places. Had a wonderful time
but must say there is no place like the good old U.S.A. Just can't
believe the changes in some of the places I had been before while in
the Navy.
"Had planned to attend the Annual Reunion this year but as
usual something had to come up. This year it's the Inauguration in
Washington. About 100 C.M.H. holders have been invited, and that
is almost an order so, Lynn and I will be in Washington for four days
starting the 17th.
"The winters are getting harder each year for me, and I am
about to give up and move to warmer areas. So many of our old
friends who live in Florida can't be wrong!
"This part of the country is football crazy right now and of
course they are most all Redskin fans. The Super Bowl game is on
T.V. in about an hour, and I am as big a nut as most so will cut this
off and tune in the game."

Adele Meissner-Box 6507, San Antonio, Texas
Christmas, 1972
"Much has happened here. Last July, we closed our Maternity
Home. On June 1st, I got a promotion to Major because the Salva-
tion Army decided to give credit for a year of college. Then, in
August our Administrator was moved, so I was given the job as Ad-
ministrator pro tem. In September, we received our child care license,
and in October we took in two girls from the Welfare Department.
One ran away, but we now have another ... Our new program 'The
Salvation Army Home for Girls', a predelinquent and delinquent
girls' program will receive Federal funding for 1973. We will be
taking girls from 10 through 17 years of age. We are now in the
process of getting property to build cottages on, so we can have
real family living. God has blessed our efforts; sometimes, things
have been slow moving, but always when the time is right it comes
through ."

David B. Marshall, Kerrville, Texas-"Will take this oppor-
tunity to congratulate the good people who make up the Canal
R' -rd. It is a most valuable service to those of us who spent so

many years in the Zone. I was born in Samaritan Hospital in Colon.
Betty spent 33 years in the Zone, so we have made a host of friends
over the years.
"Our retirement life is going quite well, but we still miss certain
aspects of Zone Life-mostly those good people we left behind
and the Chagres Rio."

Memories of Zone Days Do Not Fade Away-"I recently ran
across the September, 1962, issue of your Panama Canal Record and
recognized several members who were on the Canal Zone during the
time when I was there. I was employed from September 15, 1913,
to July 12, 1918, when I enlisted in the U.S. Army and did not re-
turn to the Canal Zone upon discharge from the Army. I was em-
ployed as Deputy Collector under T. L. Clear, Collector." Mr. Vann
enclosed his application form and check for membership. WEL-
COME, and we hope your subscription opens the door for renewing
old friendships. Mr. Vann's address is listed under new members.

Mrs. Charles W. Lee, Yucaipa, California, with the personal
comment, "Nothing of great import, but interesting that the accurate
prognostications currently apply. Copied from the diary of Charles
William Lee, August 24, 1926."
"Today I met Dr. Luther, Ex-Chancellor of Germany who is in
Panama for the day. He is on a tour of South America. It shan't take
Germany long before regaining her lost prestige in these parts as
well as the world in general. They are the one nation that can in
my opinion boast of a foresight of almost equal quality with their
hindsight. The Governor, after I had requested his pleasure in the
matter, has presented to Dr. Luther with his compliments his track
motor car to carry the eminent German and his party from Panama
to Colon where they take the ship for the remaining voyage."

Doyle Snyder, 121 Candle Court, Mobile Manor, North Fort
Myers, Florida 33903, has been under the doctor's care for the past
two years and cannot get about. Cards from friends would be ap-

The Kabul Times, September 25, 1972, pictured a former Canal
Zone College graduate, Mrs. Edward Roeckel (Anita Schneider),
modeling in a Style Show which was presented by the American
Women's Association of Kabul. Mrs. Roeckel modeled a long Burlap
skirt, with corded embroidery and velvet applique. The proceeds
from the event were to go to the Women's Tuberculosis Sanitorium

in Kabul. Mrs. Roeckel's husband is connected with the American
Embassy in Kabul. They have four children.
Mrs. Roeckel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Schneider,
of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dallas Thornton, well-known former baseball player and um-
pire retired from the Panama Canal in November and is making his
home in Houston, Texas.
A lead foreman painter with the Maintenance Division, Mr.
Thornton first went to the Isthmus in 1939 to play professional win-
ter baseball, but he didn't become a year-round resident of the
Canal Zone until 1941. In 1949, he returned to the United States and
for three years worked with the U.S. Navy, returning to the Isthmus
to take a position with the Navy at Rodman. He went back to the
Canal organization in 1959, serving with the Locks Division until
1970 when he moved to the Maintenance Division.

One of the most ancient towns in Scotland, Forres, will be the
home of Sgt. Walker H. Alves, Jr., of the Canal Zone Police, follow-
ing his retirement at the end of January. Mr. Alves has maintained
a home for many years in Forres-population about 5,000. It is
well known in Scottish history as the site of a castle which is
associated with Duncan, Macbeth, and many other kings of Scotland.
Mr. Alves, though born in Kentucky, is of Scottish descent and has
many relatives living in Scotland. He has four children, Thomas, who
is an engineer in Louisville, Kentucky; Susan who is married to
Sgt. William Hunter and living at Albrook AFB; Pamela, a senior at
the University of Kentucky; and Patricia, a high school student in
Louisville. Mr. Alves, who is in charge of the Traffic Section, retires
with more than 30 years of government service. He has become
well known on the Isthmus for his talks on defensive driving He
has received a number of letters commending him for his work and
in 1959 was awarded a Superior Service Award ...

Dr. Robert Berger, former Chief of the Outpatient Clinic at
Gorgas Hospital, who is now a resident of Holmes Beach, Florida,
has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Family Phys-
icians. Dr. Berger was given the degree of fellowship as an acknowl-
edgment of either successful completion of 600 or more hours of
accredited continuing medical study, or attainment of diplomat
status in the specialty of family medicine as a result of passing a
certifying examination administered under the aegis of the American
Board of Family Practice .

After retiring in August, Dr. Russell D. Steele and wife, Dorothy
(Dot), of Cincinnati, Ohio, left in September for the British Isles.
After a couple of days' stopover in Iceland, they landed in Scotland.
Here, they rented a car and had a grand tour through the British
Isles. They found the English Inns delightful and their food excellent.
They visited their son, Charles, who is stationed in Germany. From
Germany, they went by train to Brindisi, Italy, where they boarded a
ferry to Greece. They made daily tours from Athens, their head-
quarters, to other interesting sites in Greece and then flew to Crete
for a couple of days-not long enough. After seeing Naples, Pompeii
and Rome they, reluctantly, returned home-and found time to
relive the memories of their trip; they were both confined to the
house with the Flu!

Mrs. Jeanne Townsend received a check for $300 from A. L.
Gallin, Chief of the Industrial Division, which accompanied the
Special Achievement Award for Superior Job Performance given
her husband Harry E. Townsend, Production Superintendent of the
Industrial Division. The citation accompanying the award said in
part that Mr. Townsend had displayed an above average capability
and knowledge of the work for which he was responsible and per-
formed in an outstanding manner in all positions held because of
his superior and meticulous attention to detail and his thorough
background and knowledge of his own craft as well as other crafts
necessary in an industrial shipyard.
Mr. and Mrs. Townsend, formerly of Margarita, are now living
in El Cajon, California-505 E. Washington 92020 (temporary).

Farewells were said to Virginia Starke and Carl Starke and
daughter Cassie by the B.P.O.E. Cristobal Lodge before the Starkes
left the Isthmus in late November for their retirement home in
Sarasota, Florida. Elks, wives and friends gathered on the evening
of October 28, honoring Virginia for her faithful service in the office
as Club secretary since 1952. On November 25, a steak dinner with
cocktails beforehand was given in honor of Carl H. Starke who had
passed through the chairs, became Exalted Ruler and then District
Deputy Exalted Ruler.
The Starkes have invited all to stop in and visit anytime that
they are in the vicinity of Sarasota.

A New Years' Trip as reported by Ben Armstrong, Walnut
Creek, California:
We left Rossmore at 8:30 A.M. on December 30, 1972, with

people from Pittsburg, Lafayette and Concord-35 passengers be-
sides the driver and his wife in a Diablo Co. bus. Our first stop was
Salinas, 100 miles south, for coffee at Denny's and the next stop
for a grandiose lunch at the Madonna Inn, San Louis Obispo. Later
we stopped at Solvang, a typical Danish settlement for coffee and
some shopping. We were on Route 101 as far as Santa Monica and
then branched off to near Pasadena and arrived at Farm de Ville
Motel about 6:30. This motel is one of the very best-not far from
Knott's Berry Farm where we had dinner, $3 for chicken which was
paid by the Company who also paid for the lunch ($4.25). Early
afternoon, the next day we drove to the Universal Movie Studios
not far from Hollywood which was very interesting and up on the
high hills from which we could see Los Angeles ... There was no
activity taking place there, but a great many stage settings of various
equipment, some of which was activated by the attendants. Then
back to our motel for dinner and a social hour by our passenger list in
a large recreation room and plenty of booze and gossip. There were
ten men in our party, so it was composed mostly of single women-
some of whom had voices that could be heard miles away; their
saliva never gave out.

The next day we left the motel at 6 A.M. after we had break-
fast for the PARADE which took an hour through heavy traffic
to a huge grandstand located at the very beginning and turning
a right angle just beyond, so we had two views. These seats were
sold for $7.50 each which our Company paid for--probably, at
some discount. The parade took a little over two hours and, of
course, most of the floats were tremendous; the bands were huge
in numbers. There were many groups of horseback riders with
beautiful saddles and well decorated riders. It was a beautiful day,
but cold. Have forgotten where we had dinner that night, but the
crowd went to Disneyland not far. We went to bed early as we
were leaving the next A.M. at 8:30 for the "Queen Mary" at Long
Beach right after breakfast at Sambo's, a very good restaurant
where they charged only 10c for coffee and all you wanted. The
trip to Long Beach was quite a distance, but we got there about
10 o'clock, and it is well worth seeing from the engine room
to the top deck via escalators. They charge $3.25 admission which
the Company paid! Then we went to the Farmer's Market, a tre-
mendous deal from any standpoint where we had lunch and then
to the Will Rogers State Park, well worth seeing, in place of going
to the Hollywood Grauman theatre. The Park is beyond Santa
Monica up high on the hills a very beautiful location,

January 3, 1973, we left at 8 a.m. for home. Stopped for lunch
not far from Bakersfield and ran through a short snow storm but
it cleared and was a beautiful day. After we got in the neighborhood
of Tracy, BANG went one of the rear tires. But the driver knew
his business and slowly traveled a short distance to the filling
station; mechanics changed tires and on we went. When we got to
Pleasanton, BANG went another rear tire and there was no spare
this time. So the driver stopped at the next filling station and
phoned to his office; they sent another bus which we changed to
and the new driver took us to Rossmoore about 25 miles. We
arrived about 7 P.M., tired but happy where it is "Ever so hum-
ble, but there's no place like home."
Hope the above is worth reading, but, if not, the trash can is
close by, I'm sure. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

"Unrecorded" Isthmian History
Submitted by Richard G. Taylor
In the late 1930's, at a cocktail party given at the residence of
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis F. Reeder in the Bella Vista section of the
City of Panama, I was told by Mr. William F. Foster in the presence
of his wife that in the event of his death while he was still on the
Isthmus that he would arrange for his remains to be cremated and
leave a request that the following disposition be made of his ashes:
That I, Dick Taylor, and Clifford Deavours, locomotive engineer,
long-time friends of Mr. Foster and of each other, would be des-
ignated to throw his ashes into the lighted firebox of locomotive
No. 299, saying at the same time certain words which he wanted
repeated at the time. Mrs. Foster protested, but he insisted that
the arrangements be carried out.
So, in early 1940, after the death of "Pop", Dr. Lewis B.
Bates, Chief of the Board of Health Laboratory at Ancon, Canal
Zone, called me on the telephone and said he was holding the ashes,
and he presumed I knew what to do. I said, yes, I thought I knew
what was to be done and repeated my understanding of "Pop's"
request; Dr. Bates said this understanding was correct, and that
he would deliver the ashes to me on request.
Arrangements were then made with Mr. Pete Malone, who
succeeded "Pop" as Master of Transportation of the Panama Rail-
road, to have locomotive No. 299 placed at the disposition of Mr.
Deavours and gave instructions to the Balboa Yardmaster that we
could use the inside track between Diablo and Balboa to get No.
299 fired up. On the day designated, these measures were taken

and when No. 299 was steaming down the rails, Cliff Deavours
gave me the signal; I opened up the firebox door and threw the
ashes into the fire, repeating the words that "Pop" Foster had
Mr. Foster was one of the old-time construction men employed
in the building of The Panama Canal between 1906 and 1914. He
was first employed as railroad conductor, then Yardmaster, and
finally Master of Transportation of The Panama Railroad. In the
early construction days he was in great demand as umpire of the
Isthmian League ball games because he was known to be a man of
integrity and fearless of attempts to intimidate. He was a self-
made man, educated in the school of hard knocks, but his intelli-
gence and experience had taught him the knack of being thoroughly
at home anywhere and on a conversational level with any person in
any station of life.
"Pop's" request, no doubt, stemmed from the fact that in his
early days on the Canal he was one of the crew assigned to loco-
motive No. 299, an engine built in 1906 by the American Locomo-
tive Company and one of 100 similar engines engaged first on canal
construction work and later as a freight engine on the Panama
Railroad. This old locomotive was later decommissioned and select-
ed to be part of a monument representing a class of American equip-
ment used during the construction of the Canal. It is mounted on
a concrete base and situated in front of the Balboa Railroad Station.
But, there are very few people who are aware of the fact that "Old
No. 299" not only represents her part in the achievement of build-
ing the Canal, but is also the tomb and monument of one of the
men assigned to its active service in the days of long ago-William
F. Foster.
"Pop" Foster was Potentate of Abou Saad Temple of the Shrine
in the Canal Zone and is the only man to date who served two terms
in that office, having been elected in 1921 and re-elected in 1922.

Richard G. Taylor, of Alfred, Maine, first employed in October,
1906, with the Department of Sanitation, Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion in Ancon, is one of the Old Timers with first-hand knowledge
of many incidents pertaining to the early history of the Canal
Zone and its employees. As he has time, we hope he sends in other
facts not normally known. On May 18, 1971, Mr. Taylor was called
the "84-year-old wonder"-the oldest person in the United States
to have a certain type of open-heart surgery. Members and friends
attending the February 2 meeting of the Panama Canal Society in
St. Petersburg were surprised and delighted to see Ruth and Dick

Taylor-it was almost like a replay of the Reunion with many trying
to get an opportunity to chat with them as well as the proverbial
greetings by Canal Zone folks-embracing and kissing old friends.
In spite of (or because of) medical difficulties just two years ago,
Dick Taylor is alert and active. Ruth stated that he leads a normal
life-even to working in his garden.

"Persistency paid off for Kay (Frangioni) Pierce (Balboa
High, 1955) when she graduated 'With Highest Honors' from
Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas (Alma
Mater of the late President, Lyndon B. Johnson), with a B.S.
Degree in Education. Her college education was interrupted in June,
1957, when she married Jerry Pierce (Balboa High, 1953), and
they started to raise a family which now numbers three girls,
Kathy 14, Jan 11, and Lorie, 8. The past year saw her driving the
200 mile round-trip from Victoria, Texas, where they now reside to
San Marcos twice a week during the first semester. And, then dur-
ing the summer, her mother and dad, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. (Tony)
Frangioni, drove out from Clearwater, Florida, to 'baby-sit' for the
six weeks Kay was an on-campus student to complete the require-
ments for her degree.
Following the mid-term commencement exercises on December
22, Kay, Jerry and the girls headed east for Fort Walton Beach,
Florida, to spend the holidays with brother, Ralph Jr. (Balboa High
1962) and his wife, Marie. Ralph Jr. is now a Captain in the U.S.
Air Force stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. Also on hand to wel-
come them were Naomi and Tony Frangioni who had driven up from
Clearwater to make it the first holiday family reunion in many years.
When Tony returned to Clearwater, he put his recently acquired
Real Estate license into service when he became an Associate with
Classic Realty Co., in Clearwater. Ralph K. Frangioni

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Grimes and daughter Mary Ann spent
the Christmas Holidays with Mr. and Mrs. James Mroch and son
Andrew, in Bloomington, Indiana. Mrs. Mroch is the former Nancy
Grimes. Andrew was born March 23, 1972. Mary Ann Grimes is a
Junior at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dorn Thomas, 4856 Westhill Drive, S.W.,
Roanoke, Virginia-My big "find" of the year was the location of a
former towing locomotive (MULE) from the Panama Canal. Hap-
pened to notice a letter in one of the GE Publications asking for help
in finding a home for the MULE since it was about to be removed

from a storage location in Schenectady, New York, for the scrap
Since Roanoke has a Transportation Museum with all types-of
Locomotives, I figured that I had the available home. So, to date, I
have the MULE promised to Roanoke; the museum has promised to
prepare a site and display the MULE. Also, the five railroads that
it will travel on, have committed to haul it free as a "Historical"
transportation item. The only item to get solved now is the lifting,
movement, loading and rigging for rail of this 43-ton "jewel". This
remaining item has a $850 price tag on it. As usual in cases like
this, the local Museum does not have any funds for this phase, so I
will have to locate the funds or give it up. But, I keep reminding
myself that six months ago all I had was a letter in a magazine.
On one of my recent trips to Schenectady, I went out to the
scrap yard and looked it all over. Or, rather I went out and climbed
all over it--even inside the cabs to ring its signalling bells which are
still in working condition. Talk about old memories coming back!
Of course, the local yard workers thought me some kind of a nut.
I found that the locomotive had been donated by the Panama
Canal Company to a museum that was being started in upper New
York. The MULE had been reconditioned for display by the Pan-
ama Canal Company and shipped to Norfolk, Virginia, on a Navy
Ship and then on to New York by rail. The New York Museum
never got started so now it goes to Roanoke or to the wreckers.

Mrs. Mildred C. Persons is in Room 104 of William and Mary
Nursing Home at 811 Jackson Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida
33705. The telephone number is 896-3651. Mrs. Persons is 88 years
old and blind. She would appreciate cards Tand company. Mrs. Per-
sons went to the Canal Zone in 1906 as a nurse at Colon Hospital.

Dear Members,
During December and January, many dues payments were ac-
companied by Christmas cards, notes, and Best Wishes. I want you
to know how nice it was to receive the greetings from you members,
and how much I would like to have replied personally to each and
everyone. However, the volume of mail received made this impos-
In December, when we were finalizing plans for the Reunion,
your President, Ross Hollowell, was a tireless worker. He ran many

errands that took the load off my shoulders as well as inspiring us
-with his enthusiasm for a "great reunion."
I would also like to publically thank Margaret Ward, your Rec-
ord Editor, for her daily help to me during the past year. Margaret
has a fabulous memory for names and has saved me many hours'
work by being able to recall former members and items about
I have been fortunate, indeed, to have had such patient and
understanding officers and board members to work with during my
first year. I have thoroughly enjoyed being your Secretary-Treas-
urer. I have renewed many acquaintances and made many new
Thank you, one and all.
Jean Mann
Gulfport Community Center Auditorium, Gulfport, Florida
November 3, 1972
The November meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. was called to order by President Hollowell at 1:30 p.m. The
President led the assembled group in the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag. As Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks, Chaplain, was out of the city,
the Invocation was given by Mrs. Jay Cain of Sarasota. Thirty
seconds of silent prayer were observed in memory of those who had
passed away since the October meeting. The following members
who had been absent from meetings and visitors stood for special
recognition as their names were called by the Recording Secretary:
Mrs. Kay Eldridge-Watertown, New York
JMr. and Mrs. George Daniels-Belleair Bluffs
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowen-Sarasota
Capt. and Mrs. Harry Johnson-Gulfport
Mrs. Thelma H. Bull-Tarpon Springs
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smith-New Port Richey
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin F. Millard-Tarpon Springs
Mr. and Mrs. John Kozar-North Port Charlotte
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roscoe-Sarasota
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Noonan-Sarasota
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrison-Sarasota
Mrs. Charlotte Eckert-Bradenton
.Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Orr-St. Petersburg
Mr. Ned Neville-Seminole
Mrs. Erma Forbes--St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Irl J. Sanders--Margarita, Canal Zone

Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Michael-St. Petersburg
The President welcomed the 130 guests and members attend-
ing the meeting and congratulated the many from Sarasota who
made the long drive to attend the monthly get-together.
The Minutes of the October meeting were read by the Recording
Secretary. As there were no corrections, the Minutes were approved
as read.
The monthly reporting of deaths to members is always a sad
"duty." A suggestion was made by a member that instead of the
report on deaths by the Secretary-Treasurer that a typed list be
posted of current deaths. Other members preferred the normal pro-
cedure of reading the names. Mr. Jack Rand made a motion that
the matter should be put to a vote. After a second to the motion,
members voted. A large majority preferred the current practice of
the reading of deaths.
Mrs. Mann reported on current news. Of interest to all was
the recent marriage of Mr. Troy Hayes, a member of the Executive
Board, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Names of members who were ill
were read. A visit or a card to them would be appreciated. Evelyn
Condon, who was in St. Petersburg on vacation, was in the hospital.
Friends were urged to contact her.
As Mr. William F. Grady was unable to attend the meeting,
there was no legislative report.
Members sang Happy Birthday to Mrs. Marie Wolf, Mr. Wil-
liam L. Howard, Mr. Eugene I. Askew, Mr. Thomas Dee, Mr. Robert
Bowen, Mr. Harry Cain (born on November 1, All Saints' Day), Mr.
G. C. Lockridge, and Mrs. Alfred J. Waldorf. Anniversary congratu-
lations to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Shannon (34th on November 2), Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Noonan (32nd on October 26), Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Harrison (55th on November 28) and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
B. Orr.
President Hollowell reported with regret that Governor David
S. Parker would not attend the Reunion in January, but that Mr.
J. Patrick Conley, Executive Secretary of the Canal Zone, would
be the guest speaker and would show slides on the Zone. An in-
novation for the 1972 Reunion will be a No-Host Cocktail party at
the Princess Martha Hotel on January 10 to welcome honored guests.
Members back from summer vacations spoke briefly of their
trips and old friends contacted during the summer. Mrs. Erma
Forbes saw Herb and Eula Driscoll in South Carolina; George Che-
valier talked of a trip to Hawaii with the Sierra Club; the Dworaks
saw many friends in North Carolina in the Hendersonville area and
Bessie Dugan, now living in Augusta, Georgia; the Roy Sharps were

just back from a visit with their daughter in Hawaii.
Discussion of a proposed chartered trip was again discussed.
Only fourteen had signed up for the trip; thirty must be interested
before definite plans are made. A comment in Bajan by Elmer Orr
pertaining to the old favorite picnic spot for many Las Cruces
Trail brought an outburst of laughter things just aren't as they
used to be!
Mr. Hollowell thanked the Coffee Committee for the "kitchen
duty" and again thanked Dorothy and Howard Dworak for their
long service in past years. After coffee and doughnuts were served
the group enjoyed a brief social period before adjourning.
December 1, 1972
The December meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. was called to order by President Hollowell at 1:30 p.m. The
President led the assembled group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag. The Chaplain, Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks gave the Invocation
which was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of
those who had passed away since the November meeting.
The following members, who had been absent from meetings,
and visitors stood for special recognition as their names were called
by the Recording Secretary:
Mrs. Eleanor Connor-new resident of St. Petersburg from
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Renee-
Puerto Rico
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Jones-Tampa (formerly of Gamboa)
Mr. R. J. Roy-St. Petersburg
Helen Beil-Kenneth City
Mrs. Kay Eldridge-winter visitor from New York
Yane Leves-Tampa
Fred Engel-Tampa
Beatrice Simonis-St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Fears-recently retired and attending
their first meeting
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Page-absent for some time from
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McNamee-Davie, Florida
Mrs. Anne Beckley-New Port Richey (her first meeting)
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cunningham-absent for some time from
Doris Edelen-recently retired and will reside in Pasadena
Mr. and Mrs. Francis F. Hargy-absent for some time
Jane Holcomb-absent for some time

Marian Graham-absent for some time
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Washabaugh-their first meeting
Mr. Elmer Abbott-absent for some time
Mr. H. J. Zierten-absent for some time
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Violet-Panama, visiting their daughter
and son-in-law, Frances and Roy Sharp, St. Petersburg
The President welcomed the 140 members and guests attending
the meeting.
The Minutes of the November meeting were read by the Secre-
tary-Treasurer for the Recording Secretary who was absent. As
there were no corrections, the Minutes were approved as read.
Mrs. Mann reported on current news, and at the conclusion of
her report several members were recognized and gave news of mem-
bers and friends who were ill.
Mr. William F. Grady, Legislative Representative, informed
the members that there wasn't much good news on legislation. The
Cost of living was up to 1.8%. No new legislation of interest to re-
tirees has been introduced in Congress. Mr. Grady explained that
because of the extremely large number of bills introduced in Con-
gress each year that it is imperative that bills of interest and benefit
to retirees be introduced early in the session. NARFE representa-
tives are attempting to meet with Senator Lawton Chiles in an effort
to accomplish early introduction of bills. Mr. Grady also emphasized
that our representatives in Washington are well aware that the
Senior Citizen vote in Florida can "swing an election" therefore,
he urged us all to write to our Senators and Congressmen.
Members sang Happy Birthday to Capt. Abbott, Charles Hol-
melin, Sam Rowley, Jr., Fran Orvis, Emma Barlow, Sallie McKeown
and Jane Holcomb. Anniversary Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
William Grady, Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Cor-
rigan, Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. George Coleman,
and Mrs. Jean Mann (and her absent husband). Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
ward Cox, who had celebrated their 55th Anniversary, were inadvert-
ently omitted from the list of names of members celebrating anni-
versaries in the November Minutes.
President Hollowell gave information on the proposed charter
trip to Panama, with a tentative date of January 19, 1973, being
set. Interested members were asked to contact President Hollowell
as soon as possible as the airline required 30 days notice.
The President again explained the parking situation for the
1973 Reunion, emphasizing the importance of obtaining the Cham-
ber of Commerce sticker for our cars if we are going to park any-
where other than the Princess Martha Hotel lot.

As there was no further business to be brought before the mem-
bership, the meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m. and was followed by
coffee and doughnuts and a brief social period.
January 10-11, 1973
Ross H. Hollowell, President of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc., called the Forty-First Annual Reunion Business Meet-
ing to order at 2 p.m. After leading the 273 members and guests in
the Salute to the Flag, the President called on Mrs. Mary Belle
Hicks, Chaplain, to give the Invocation. Thirty seconds of silent
prayer were observed in memory of those who had passed away
since the December meeting.
Appropriate for the occasion when friends and former co-
workers, now residing in 33 states, the Canal Zone, and Panama were
again reunited for two glorious days, President Hollowell preceded
his welcome to members and guests with reciting a poem, "Living
in Memories." After a general welcome to all attending the Reunion
in Sunny (?) Florida-actually, it was a chilly, dreary day-a
special welcome was give to new members and special guest, W. A.
Sullivan of the Employee Services Branch, Panama Canal. After
the introduction of the officers of the Society, the President re-
quested that current or past officers from other Panama Canal
Societies stand for recognition. Mrs. Peggy Ellis, of Houston, Texas,
and Dan Jones, of Miami, Florida, were recognized.
Mr. Freeland Hollowell, Balboa, Canal Zone, who had surprised
his parents by attending the Reunion, presented his father, President
Hollowell, with a plaque and gavel. Both were made of rosewood.
The Panama Canal Seal is on the Plaque and the inscription, Ross
H. Hollowell, 1972-1973-both in gold. The knocker for the gavel
was made of stainless steel.
The Minutes of the December 1, 1972, meeting were read by
the Recording Secretary. As there were no corrections, the Minutes
were approved as read.
The Monthly and Annual Financial Reports for the Panama
Canal Society of Florida and the Blood Bank were read by Mrs.
Jean Mann, Secretary-Treasurer. As there were no corrections, the
monthly report stands as read and the Annual Report will be checked
by the Auditors.
Mrs. Mann reported on deaths, weddings, births, and briefly on
miscellaneous news. She expressed her appreciation to the many

members who had paid 1973 dues and also members for the numerous
Christmas cards sent to the Society.
The Legislative representative, Mr. William F. Grady, remarked
that as far as legislation for retirees was concerned, he might as
well have stayed at home. 1972 was a bad year as nothing was ac-
complished. Hopefully, as the 93rd Congress has convened, the
picture will be brighter in 1973. As of November 3, 1972, the
Cost of Living Index was 2.1. Mr. Grady reviewed the Cost of
Living increases since 1967, giving statistics for each year-a total
increase of 31.6% in retirement annuities since 1967, increases which
retirees owe to the unceasing efforts of NARFE in their constant en-
deavors to back legislation beneficial to federal retirees.
Mr. J. Winter Collins, Retirement Counselor, was called to
the front of the room and expressed his pleasure at attending an-
other Panama Canal Reunion in St. Petersburg.
Twenty-one members stood for birthday recognition. Mr. and
Mrs. Ross Hollowell, St. Petersburg, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Phillips,
Orlando, and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Staples, Louisville, Kentucky, cel-
ebrated Anniversaries in January.
As there was no unfinished business, the President, Ross H. Hol-
lowell, called on Mr. William L. Howard, Past President of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, 1968-1970, to officiate in the in-
stallation of officers. The following names of prospective officers
for 1973 as submitted by the Nominating Committee (G. C. Lock-
ridge, Chairman, Ralph L. Hanners, Joseph L. Hickey) were read
by Mr. Lockridge-Ross H. Hollowell, President, Eugene I. Askew,
Vice-President, Mrs. Jean B. Mann, Secretary-Treasurer. As there
were no nominations from the floor, Mr. Robert Hicks made the
motion that the nominations b) closed. The motion was seconded
by J. Winter Collins. The motion passed unanimously. The three
officers individually repeated the oath of office as directed by Mr.
Howard. After congratulating the officers for 1973, Mr. Howard re-
marked that he was one of the seven living past presidents and con-
gratulated the other former Presidents. President Hollowell thanked
all officers and Committee members for their work for the Society.
The Proposed Amendment to Article 9 of the Blood Bank as
printed in the December, 1972 issue of the RECORD was read. Mr.
Dewey Goodwin made a motion that the Society accept the pro-
posed Amendment. The motion was seconded by Albert McKeown
and passed with a unanimous vote.
Mrs. Mann informed the group that St. Petersburg hospitals
preferred a replacement of blood used for patients rather than pay-
ment of the cost of the blood. Therefore, in the future instead

of the Society buying blood from the St. Petersburg Blood Bank, they
have been asked for a replacement of blood used and were asking each
affiliated organization for one blood donor a month. Anyone do-
nating blood ANY PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES may have
the blood credited to the Panama Canal Society of Florida in St.
Petersburg. As many members of the Society are too old to give
blood, the above is helpful as children or friends any place in the
United States may donate blood. Any such donation will be credited
to the Blood Account and parents of the donor would be given mem-
bership in the Blood Bank (if they are members of the Society)
without charge for four years. Mrs. Mann reported that Angus Ma-
theney, Albuquerque, New Mexico, had donated blood when in St.
Petersburg visiting his mother, Mrs. Jessie Matheney, who was re-
covering from an operation.
Mr. David McCullough, a young man currently writing a book
about the Panama Canal who had come from Massachusetts to attend
the Reunion, was introduced. He hoped for interviews with former
Construction-Day employees.
Mr. William A. Sullivan, one of the honored guests from the
Panama Canal stated that Governor Parker sent his personal re-
gards to members gathered at the Annual Reunion. Mr. Sullivan
spoke to the group on the Canal Zone Benefit Plan on Insurance as
revised January 1, 1973. He was optimistic on possible legislation
by Congress in 1973 which would benefit retirees before July of 1960
who currently are not covered by the same group insurance as those
retiring on or after July 1, 1960. He discussed the advantages of
the Canal Zone Benefit plan of 1973, the health plan underwritten
by Mutual of Omaha. In answering questions, he stated the benefits
were greater than policies under Aetna and other companies and
that payment is faster. Brochures and application forms were avail-
able for those interested in the plan now recommended for Canal
Zone employees.
President Hollowell emphasized the increased cost of each
RECORD. Members should give correct address changes several
weeks before each mailing date. A second RECORD CANNOT be
mailed if address change had not been made in ample time before
mailing date. The Executive Board has changed the date on mailing
the Annual Issue. Two issues in December imposes difficulties on
the staff, the printer and judging from the extraordinary number
who failed to receive the ANNUAL ISSUE and the December REC-
ORD an undue burden on the Postal System.

The dates for the 1974 Reunion are January 9-10. Rates will
be higher at the Princess Martha Hotel-$12, single; $14, double;
and $17.50, triple.
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret M. Ward
Recording Secretary

SitU h vep oMrrow
We announce the deaths of the following:
This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond,
Invi ible, as music
But positive, as sound.-Emily Dickinson
Hon. Maurice Hudson Thatcher, 102, last surviving Member of
the Isthmian Canal Commission, former Governor of the Canal
Zone, and former Member of Congress from Kentucky died in Wash-
ington, D.C. on Januray 6, 1973-the 54th anniversary of the
death of former President Theodore Roosevelt, the key figure in
launching the Panama Canal.
While a Member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, Governor
Thatcher served with great distinction. While a Member of the Con-
gress, he was throughout his term of office on the powerful House
Committee on Appropriations rendering important services for his
district, state and nation, including the Panama Canal, and its em-
ployees. After leaving Congress in 1933, Governor Thatcher devoted
his life to beneficent endeavors. He was also a poet and has left a
rich legacy of writings of research value that are enshrined in the
Thatcher collection in the House of the Temple of the Scottish
Rite Masons, Southern jurisdiction, in Washington.
Governor Thatcher was buried in the historic Frankfort Cem-
etery in Kentucky, not far from the grave of Daniel Boone.
Surviving relatives include Howard R. Thatcher, of Baltimore,
Maryland, and by marriage, Mrs. Prue Mason Darnell and Franklin
C. Mason, of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Mrs. Robert L. Montague III,
of Alexandria, Virginia.

Mrs. Edna Frances Anderson, 81, widow of Fred Anderson,
died on December 4, 1972, after a long illness. Mrs. Anderson had
lived in Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone, for many years, where her hus-
band was employed with the Locks Division of the Panama Canal
Company. After his retirement in 1950, they made their home in

Walnut Creek, California, until 1962, when they moved to DeLand,
Florida. Mr. Anderson passed away in 1966.
There were no survivors.

John A. Barbour, 71, passed away January 19, 1973, in St.
Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Barbour was a telephone supervisor in
the Panama Canal Zone, retiring with 38 years of service nine years
ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Barbour; one daugh-
ter Mrs. Florence Moore, Tampa, Florida; and one granddaughter.

Joseph D. "Tony" Bartecchi, retired employee of the U.S. Army
in the Canal Zone and a former resident of Curundu, died January 6,
at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mr. Bartecchi lived in the
Canal Zone many years and had 37 years of U.S. Government ser-
vice when he was retired in 1966. Surviving him are his widow Nancy
and three daughters, Clara J., of Daytona Beach; Mrs. Nancy Jo
Holcroft, of Gamboa; and Mrs. Victoria Arnold, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Jere Buckley passed away on January 7, 1973, from a mas-
sive heart attack in Washington, D.C. Mr. Buckley worked in Em-
pire in the early days of construction and lived in Culebra with his
brother, Donald Buckley, who died many years ago. Mr. Buckley
is survived by his widow. Mra. Mary H. Buckley, who also lived
in Culebra in the old days.

Mrs. Vida M. Christie, died in March, 1972, in Ocala, Florida.
She is survived by her husband Hugh C. Christie, of Ocala. Details
are not known.

Dr. Claire C. Clay, 80, former Superintendent of Mindi Dairy,
Canal Zone, died February 14, 1973, at the Beverly Hills' Rest
Home after suffering a massive stroke. Dr. Clay, after several years'
experience in veterinary practice and dairying in his home state of
Iowa joined the Canal Service in 1924. Dr. Clay is survived by his
wife Mrs. Marian (Seibold) Clay, of Seal Beach, California where
they made their retirement home; one daughter, Mrs. McRoy
Hoveter (Betty Clay), of Bellevue, Washington; and a son Jack,
of California.

Thatcher A. Clisbee, 62, husband of Mildred Clisbee, passed
away Tuesday, February 6, 1973. Mr. Clisbee had resided in St.
Petersburg, Florida, for five years coming here from Columbus,
Ohio, and the Panama Canal Zone. Thatcher Clisbee was born in

Gorgona, Canal Zone. At the time of his retirement, he was a
member of the Executive Planning Staff on the Canal Zone. He
was a member of the Panama Canal Society and a Mason. He is
also survived by his mother, Mrs. F. A. Clisbee; and one sister,
Mrs. Docia Zavitkosky, both of Los Angeles, Calif.

Mrs. Edith G. De Smidt, 69, wife of Rev. Leon S. De Smidt,
passed away on January 29, 1973, in Troy, New York, after a long
Rev. De Smidt's address is 200 Second Avenue, Troy.

Mrs. Allis D. Deavours, 76, passed away February 18, 1973,
in St. Petersburg, Florida. Born in Evansville, Indiana, Mrs. Deav-
our moved to St. Petersburg 15 years ago from the Panama Canal
Zone. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam J. Deavours, Jr., of Smyrna, Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. C. C.
Jones, of Birmingham, Alabama, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips of St.
Petersburg, and one grandson.

James M. Dykes, P.E., and LCOL CE USA (Ret.) died sud-
denly in his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on August 31,
1972. He retired in 1964 as Assistant Director of Engineering, HQ
Carib Air Com., Albrook AFB, C.Z. and had lived in Chapel Hill
since 1965.
Surviving him are his widow, Frances H., of Chapel Hill; a son,
James Estes Dykes of 1656 Drew Street, Clearwater, Florida; a
daughter, Elizabeth Dykes Leitzes, of Mountain Road, Irvington,
New York; and a brother Albert Estes Dykes, of Nashville, Tennes-

David T. Edwards, a retired employee of the Panama Canal,
died February 6, 1973, in Panama City. Mr. Edwards, who retired
in early 1950, began his Canal Service in August, 1907. At the
time of his retirement, he was Storekeeper at the Balboa Storehouse.
Surviving Mr. Edwards are his wife, Mrs. Matilde Garcia de Paredes
Edwards, of Panama City, and two sons, Hugh L. Wright, of Santa
Ana, California, and David T. Wright, of Bellevue, Washington.

Mrs. Maude M. Eggleston, 86, passed away January 5, 1973,
in St. Petersburg, Florida. Born in Henderson, New York, she
came to St. Petersburg thirty years ago from the Panama Canal
Zone. She is survived by one son, Daniel Maurice Eggleston of St.

Petersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Beall, St. Petersburg;
and Mrs. Homer M. Truitt, Tampa, Florida.

News was received of the death of Theresa Eldridge in Los
Angeles, California, on January 3, 1973. She is survived by a daugh-
ter Fannie Pillen and two grandsons.

M. D. Farr, 85, passed away on July 17, 1972, in a Natchez,
Mississippi, nursing home. Burial was in Mississippi. Mr. Farr went
to the Canal Zone about 1920 worked for the Railroad, and lived in
Cristobal. He retired on June 1, 1942, at age 55, as a foreman-car-
penter. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Joe C. Phillips, of Baton
Rouge, Louisiana.

Henry (Tex) Freeman, 66, former stevedore with the Terminals
Division, died in January, 1973, in McAllen Texas. Mr. Freeman
went to the Canal Zone in 1940 and was retired in 1965 on disability.
Since that time, he and his wife, Mrs. Enid Freeman, have been liv-
ing at 511 N. Rosellin Circle, McAllen, Texas.

Gilbert H. Furey died January 6, 1973, in Riverside, California.
Mr. Furey retired from the Printing Plant in 1956. He is survived by
his wife, Martha, of Riverside, California; a son James; and two
daughters, Mrs. Charles Randall, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts,
and Mrs. Victor Freeman, of Riverside.

Information of the deaths of Kathleen Grieser and Coach
Henry Greiser was received from the Funeral Undertaker, Cork,
Ireland. Kathleen Grieser died suddenly in Cork, Ireland, on Nov-
ember 28, 1972, of a heart attack. Former Canal Zone swimming
coach Henry Grieser died on December 14, 1972, at Lindville Hos-
pital, Cork, Ireland, after a long illness. Coach Grieser, who lived
in Gamboa, Canal Zone, for many years, was the originator of The
Red, White and Blue Troupe. Mr. Peter Green, Kilnagleary, Car-
rigaline, County Cork, Ireland, is the only known survivor.

Information was received from Mrs. Ruth Fuller that her
mother, Mrs. Eva S. Hammer, died on February 23, 1973, in Santa
Maria, California.

Herbert C. Hobbs, Sr., 91, died November 23, 1972, at the
Veterans Hospital in Miami, Florida. Mr. Hobbs (Bert) was lo-
cated in the chairman's office at Culebra during construction days.

He is survived by three sons, Herbert C. Hobbs, Jr., Rockaway
Point, New York, Lucius G. Hobbs and John W. Hobbs, Naranja,
Florida; one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren.

A. L. Hoecker died in Monrovia, California in November 1972.
"Gus" was on the Zone from 1911 to 1947, served as Chief Clerk in
Colon Hospital, and with the Health Division in Balboa and Cris-
tobal. His widow, Mary, survives him-from the California report.

Mrs. Vera Howell, wife of Lt. Claude S. Howell, formerly of the
Fire Department, Balboa, Canal Zone, died in Sanford, Florida, on
February 14, 1973. She is survived by her husband, of Deltona,
Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Ryan of Balboa; a son Commander
Jack A. Howell of USCG, Wilmington, North Carolina; 2 brothers,
1 sister, 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Thomas McHenry Jordan died January 24, 1973, in Richmond,
Virginia. Mr. Jordan lived in St. Petersburg for many years but at the
time of his death was living with his nephew, Frank M. Jordan in
Richmond. He is survived by several other nephews and nieces.
Mr. Jordan was a 50-year member and senior past master of
Sojourners Lodge A.F. & A.M., past inspector general, honorary
33rd Degree Southern Jurisdiction, past Potentate Abou Saad Tem-
ple No. 143 of the Canal Zone, and a charter member of the Royal
Palm Chapter No. 2 O.E.S. Cristobal.

Edward T. Kirchmier died in Hollywood, Florida on February
15, 1973. Mr. Kirchmier, a retired lockmaster from the Canal Zone,
made his home in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is survived by his wife,
Katherine, of Chesapeake; a daughter, Captain Katherine Kirchmier,
of San Antonio, Texas; a son, Edward T. Jr., of Hollywood, Florida;
and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Adelaide Lambert, 86, widow of C. Kent Lambert, died in
North Hollywood, California on February 1, 1973, at 4:30 A.M. She
is survived by four children: Adelaide Ballard, of Adelphi, Maryland;
Kathryn Nero, of North Hollywood, California; Frances Hilliard,
of Hollywood, Florida, and C. Kent Lambert, Jr., of Balboa, Canal
Zone; one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Sampson, of Amarillo, Texas, and
one brother, William L. Howard, of St. Petersburg, Florida; and
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member
of Royal Palm Chapter, O.E.S., Cristobal, Canal Zone.

Mrs. Maude Lawrance, 72, passed away at her home in Talla-
hassee, Florida, on November 2, 1972. She is survived by her hus-
band Percy; sons Henry, Robert, Edward, William (Spike) and
Arthur; five grandsons and three granddaughters.

Mrs. Florence Lee died on Thanksgiving Day in Zephyrhills,
Florida, following a long illness. Mrs. Lee was the wife of Gilbert
Lee, long time residents of Margarita, Canal Zone. The Lees left
the Zone last May following Mr. Lee's retirement from the Locks
Division in Gatun to make their home in Zephyrhills. Surviving her
are her husband, a son, Robert Sullivan, of Washington, D.C. and a
sister, Mrs. Martha Larrison, of Wayland, New York.

Robert A. McCoy, 59, Chief of the Inspection Office of the
Logistic Support Command, died suddenly on February 3, 1973, at
his residence in the Canal Zone. Surviving him are his wife Marie;
four daughters; Mrs. Kerry Andrade of Panama; Mrs. Jacquie Cot-
ton, Mrs. Vicki Boatwright (both of Ancon, Canal Zone); Miss
Patricia McCoy of Curundu; a brother and a sister.

Mrs. Elsie E. McLaren, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on
January 15, 1973, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, following a brief illness.
She was a native of Southhampton, England, and was a longtime
resident of the Panama Canal Zone and a resident of Jacksonville
for the past five years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edith
Hicks, Jacksonville; Mrs. Phyllis Barkley, of Tallahassee; and Mrs.
Virginia McWilliams, of Tuscumbia, Alabama; and a number of

Wallace T. Melanson, 77, former employee of the Industrial Di-
vision and a long time resident of the Atlantic side, died January
20, 1973, in Belmont, Massachusetts. Mr. Melanson went to the
Isthmus in 1919 and at the time of his retirement in 1958, he was
chief foreman and dockmaster. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs.
Melanson, of Belmont and a son, Theodore Melanson, an employee
of the Office of the Comptroller of the Panama Canal Organization
Company. Also surviving are five grandchildren and a brother "Babe"
Melanson, a former Panama Canal employee now living in Florida.

Miss Florence H. Nelson, 76, died September 23, 1972 in
Wollaston, Massachusetts. She had been a government secretary
for the United States in the Canal Zone from 1913 to 1943 when she

retired. She is survived by a nephew and three nieces. Her sister,
Mrs. Signa Theller, died on September 16, 1972.

Mrs. Agnes Norman, 57, wife of the Panama Canal Marine Di-
rector, Capt. Robert J. Norman, died in February in Gorgas Hos-
pital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Norman is survived by
her husband, four sons, Lt. Robert J. of Marina, California; Gary
L. of Inverness, Florida; Kurt D., a student of the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point and Kim, a student at Balboa High School;
one grandson and five sisters, all of West Virginia.

Wilber L. Norris, 68, a retired civil engineer, died Jan-
uary 27, 1973, in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Norris joined the Pan-
ama Canal Company in 1940. He was also employed by the Army
Engineers and IAGS in the Canal Zone. Mr. Norris had directed
the bridge clubs at the old Washington Hotel in Colon and the Ti-
voli Guest House in Ancon. He was also active in local bowling
circles. Mr. Norris returned to the United States in 1953 and worked
for the Army Map Service until his retirement in 1966. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Edna M.; two daughters, Carolyn V. Cobb of Cur-
undu and Barbara J. Screen, of Springfield, Virginia; two sons,
Theodore R., Falls Church, Virginia, and Phillip, Springfield, Vir-
ginia; a brother, 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

G. Carter Orr, 77, of St. Petersburg, Florida, husband of Mrs.
Louise Orr; father of Thomas Carter Orr, of New York City, and
grandfather of two, passed away February 4, 1973, in a local hos-
pital. He was a member of Sojourners Lodge AF&AM, Cristobal,
Canal Zone, Panama Canal Co:: history, Abou Saad Temple and Pan-
ama Canal Society of Florida. He was retired from the dredging di-
vision of the Panama Canal Company fifteen years ago.

Winfield R. Pender, 84, St. Petersburg, passed away on Febru-
ary 5, 1973. Mr. Pender had been a resident of St. Petersburg for 17
years. He was a life member of American Society of Mechanical
Engineers and a member of the Panama Canal Society. He was a
retired supervising engineer with A.M. Lockett & Company in New
Orleans. Surviving him are his widow, Pauline LaCroix Pender, a
daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Kiser, of Houston, Texas, and a brother,
Charles A. Pender of Charlotte.

John Pyrczak, 63, of St. Petersburg, Florida, retired security
guard attached to the U.S. Navy in the Canal Zone, passed away on

January 21, 1973. He is survived by his widow, 2820 41st Avenue,
North, St. Petersburg, Florida. Other survivors are not known.

Jacob Rand, 72, passed away on January 14, 1973, in St. Pe-
tersburg, Florida. He was a retired postal employee of the Panama
Canal. He is survived by his wife Beatrice; a daughter, Mrs. Louise
R. Robert, of Demarest, New Jersey; two brothers; three sisters; and
three grandchildren.

Frank M. Regan passed away on June 15, 1972, in Norwood,
Ohio. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Grace Regan who wrote," I
was 88 in November, and we were married 621/2 years when he passed
away." Mrs. Regan is living with her son and his wife in Norwood,
Ohio-1844 Lincoln Avenue.

Charles Edward Reilly, 77, died in Orlando, Florida on January
9, 1973. Mr. Reilly was a retired civil service accountant. Mr. Reilly
was very active in dog racing and baseball in Panama. He was af-
filiated with the Canal Zone Baseball League for many years as Um-
pire, Secretary-Treasurer and avid fan. Prior to his retirement in
1953, "Charlie' was associated with the commissary division at
Mount Hope. His wife, Agnes, died in 1957 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Anna Reilly South, 3620
Hopetown Drive, Dallas Texas 75229; a son John J. Reilly, 5561
Pecos Street, Orlando, Florida 32807; six grandchildren and three

The death of Mrs. Helen Rushing in Clinton, Indiana, in June
of 1972 was reported at the Annual Reunion. She is survived by her
sister, Ruth Clark, Clinton, Indiana.

Frank M. (Tommy) Sawyer, 84, former Panama Canal Col-
lector and well known former resident on the Atlantic side, died
November 15, 1972, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, following
a long illness. Mr. Sawyer went to the Canal Zone in 1912 and was
employed the following 36 years-most of them on the Atlantic
side in the office of the Collector. He was retired in 1948 and had
been living in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Surviving him is his
widow Eugenia Thompson Sawyer, of Hendersonville.

Edward T. Stanwood died late in December in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Stanwood was employed at Summit Gardens when living on the
Canal Zone.

He is survived by his wife and son, Thomas. Mrs. Stanwood is
now living at 27619 S.W. 145th Avenue, Naranja, Florida 33030.

Betty (Harris) Stewart, 58, passed away in Cocoa, Florida,
on October 27, 1972, after a long illness.
She graduated from Balboa High School in 1933 and married
Fred F. Stewart, of Cristobal, Canal Zone, in 1936. She was the
sister of Maggie Belle (Mrs. J. D.) Dunaway, of Tallahassee, Flor-
ida. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Mrs. Robert Hub-
bard, of Cocoa, Florida; Mrs. Michael Leonard, of Gainesville, Flor-
ida; and Miss Lillie Stewart, of Tallahassee; a son, Henry F., of Co-
coa, and six grandchildren.

Mercedes Coridas Stewart, mother of Frederick F. Stewart,
passed away in Miami, Florida, on November 3, 1972. She would have
been 92 years old in December. She was the widow of Captain Fred-
erick F. Stewart, Sr., a pioneer of construction days, who was in
charge of the first ocean-going vessel to test the Panama Canal
Locks from Cristobal Harbor to Gatun Lake. Captain Stewart also
made the first transit of the canal by an ocean-going vsesel.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Horacio Fabrega
(Maria), two sons, Guy K. of Miami and Frederick F. of Cocoa,
nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Frederick F. Stewart retired from NASA in July, 1972. He was
on the team that launched the freeworld's first satellite at Cape
Kennedy and also helped launch the Apollo space ship that landed
the first men on the moon.

Mrs. Myrtle L. Stade passed away in Santa Cruz, California,
on November 5, 1972. She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Doral
E. Irene) Smith, 2754 South Golden Way, Denver, Colorado 80227.

Mrs. Gudrun E. Swanson, 75, of Fairhope, Alabama, died
December 15, 1972, in a Fairhope hospital after a brief illness. Mrs.
Swanson was a native of Norway and had been a resident of Fair-
hope for the past eight years. She is survived by her husband, Oscar
R. Swanson of Fairhope; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Carlson, of Iron
River, Michigan; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Nellie Mae Toone died February 1, 1973, in a nursing
home in Fredericks, Texas. She is survived by a son, John, of 1262
Sequoia Boulevard, Tracy, California 95376.

Oscar Van Der Dijs, well known resident of Panama City died
on December 19, 1972, in Miami, Florida. Mr. Van Der Dijs, a
pharmacist by profession, had held several foreign service posts
including Consul of Holland in Panama and Attache of the Pana-
manian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Surviving are his
wife, Mrs. Lola Malo de Van Der Dijs; three daughters, Mrs. Luis
C. (Yolanda) Reyna, of Chiriqui, Mrs. Jerald H. (Shirley) Mills
who resides in the United States, and Mrs. Guillermo (Pricilla)
van Hoorde, Jr.

Word has been received that Leo Welling died in Santa Bar-
bara, California, on January 12, 1973. Mr. Welling was on the
Zone 1909-1918 as Inspector, Auditor's Office, Balboa, and also
was with the U.S. Army in Tampa in 1942.

Paul Kline, 13342 Cromwell Drive, Tustin 92680
Wm. P. Quinn, Jr. 28040 Ella Rd., Palos Verdes 90275
Emmett Argo, 55 N. Calle Aragon, Laguna Hills 92653
We were pleased that so many folks turned out for the dinner
aboard the PRINCESS LOUISE on December 3, 1972. It was a
beautiful day, and we are sure all will agree that we had a de-
lightful time-service and food were excellent, in truly nautical
"SS CRISTOBAL". "SS ANCON" What memories they
recall: "United Fruit", "Grace Line", and "Maersk" we
traveled on them all.
Today we'll only pretend we're sailing, not as in days of yore-
For the good ship PRINCESS LOUISE is firmly tied to
the shore.
We'll have a pleasant journey; no storms, rain, or rough
Just a lovely group of Zoners and friends meeting and eating
Approximately 83 of the Panama Canal Society of Southern
California were passengers and enjoyed the "cruise". Dave Ellis
won the prize (one year's dues paid up) as the one who went to
the Zone earliest (1906). Jack and Ethel Hearn were awarded a
prize for being first to get their reservations in. Grace B. Brown


won a prize for bringing the most folks to dinner. Archie and Alice
French won the door prize. Paul Kline had taped some of Lucho
Azcarraga records, so we had peppy Panamanian organ music, which
could sometimes be heard above the din of the constant chatter.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Clay had to cancel their reservation due
to his illness. Latest reports indicate that he is feeling much better.
Alfred and Ann Houston of San Diego are newcomers to Cal-
ifornia. They came to the dinner with Roy and Olwen Hearn. Mr.
Houston was with the Clubhouse Division-Supply Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rodriguez, guests of Mrs. Leo Ortman,
were celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary. He was formerly
in the Navy.
The group wished Woody Speir a happy birthday he came
with Janice and Ernest Ross. Newcomers and guests included Ray
and Irene Will, Laguna Niguel; Dorothy Hayward, also Bill and Dot
(Hoffman) Allen came with Geneva Shrapnel; Warren and Evelyn
(Belanger) Wood came with Joan and Jack deGrummond. Lolita
Provost Packard came with her parents, Gene and Blanche Provost;
Ailene Smith Hoyle was visiting her brother David for the holidays
(and he put her to work on the Knott's Berry Farm float for the
New Year's Parade); Grace Brown brought Ruth Whipple, a vis-
itor from St. Petersburg, Barbara (Brown) and Fred Whipple, Jerl
Littlefield, Rose Tracy, Louise Jones and Dot Harrie. Eleanor Col-
bert's guest was Jane Fuller. Cecilia French was there with Archie
and Alice.

Ted and Emma Englebright of Tucson were to be in California
for the holidays. They spent the entire month of October traveling
about the country.
In June, 1972, Edith Wimmer, of Northridge, California, rep-
resented the L.A. Chapter of American Society of Women Accoun-
tants at the We3tern Regional Conference in Tacoma, Washington,
and had a little spare time in which to sightsee in that area. In
September, she attended the Annual National Meeting of that
organization in Denver, and got to visit Central City, Estes and
Rocky Mountain National Park, the Air Force Academy and several
scenic spots near Colorado Springs. Her mother, Sallie, celebrated
her 81st birthday in July-she keeps busy with house, yard work,
and sewing.
Bob and Millie Provost celebrated their 25th wedding anniver-
sary on December 21, 1972. Bob was selected for inclusion in "Who's
Who in the West", 13th ed., and American Biographical Institute's

"Personalities of the West and Midwest", 10th ed., and in the "Dic-
tionary of International Biographies" (England), 5th ed.
Dorothy and Arthur Cotton were unable to attend our December
luncheon-he had to work at The Stadium in San Diego on that day
when the San Diego Chargers were to play the Oakland Raiders. The
Cottons visited with Emily Horine Brooks up from the Zone and
Esther Horine, of Sun City, Arizona, when they were visiting Con-
rad Horine and family at Imperial Beach.
Harry and Vivian Corn of Yosemite are spending the holiday
in Hawaii. Harry is still recuperating from his drastic surgery in
May, 1971, and can be an armchair navigator with his binoculars
from his window; they have an apartment on the 20th floor over-
looking the harbor and Ala Moana Beach. Carolyn is doing research
in tropical biology at the University of Hawaii, studying for her
doctorate. Don was to join them in Hawaii for the holidays.
Helena Fitch wrote that her general health is good-still takes
care of herself. Her niece Teresa takes her shopping and on outings.
Letter from Donald Judson, of Nogales, Arizona: In December
he attended a Shrine Convention in Las Vegas, returned home and
had guests for a week, then he drove East to take his wife to Texas,
and he went on to Florida to be with his parents who are not too
well. He now learns what we all have learned-for most retirees,
the time goes by too fast!
Stanley Stears has moved to 250 Baldwin Avenue, No. 802,
San Mateo, California 94401, and hopes to get back to his travel
writing. Most of the past year has been spent working with pro-
blems and set-up for Bonnie Brae Terrace, which was a new and re-
warding experience for him.
Robert L. and Mayme Dill of Seal Beach were in Coldspring,
Texas, to sell their property. They regretted their inability to attend
the Texas Panama Canal Society meeting in October at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nix, Liberty Hill, Texas. They were to attend
a Christmas Party at the home of Mrs. Peggy Ellis in Houston. They
mentioned Mrs. Mary Worley and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McIlvaine of
Austin; Mr. and Mrs. John Terry of Houston.
Chris and Ruth Simonsen of Anaheim spent the holidays in
Hawaii and report a wonderful time.
Mrs. Forrest Dye (Eulah), of Memphis, Tennessee, and her
daughter Edith Hardy, of Richmond, were visitors in California-
spent time with Eulah's cousin and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Al
Bwy (Margaret White) in La Mesa and a few days in Long Beach,
along with Mr. and Mrs. P. A. White at the home of Thelma Reppe.


Paul and Mildred Kline left the day after Christmas for the
East Coast. En route, they visited Iva Standefer in Houston, Texas,
and Si and Lois Mansberg in Lafayette, Louisiana. They will attend
the reunion in St. Petersburg, see friends in that area, and return to
Tustin, California, in late January.
Note from Eva Dyer of Santa Barbara: She had seen her sister,
Hazel Page, during the summer, also sister Edith Jones--Edith
was recuperating from surgery. Eva has a new great-grandson.
Bud's son Eric has a new son named Mark; che was going to Concord
for the holidays.
Jane (Hall) Journey moved into a brand new townhouse
apartment in Winslow, Washington, in September, where she and
her pet "Miss Snoopy" are comfortable and happy. She lives about
20 miles from Bud and Harriet Journey and their teenagers, Hayes,
Andy and Molly Ann, of Poulsbo, Washington.
David and Thelma Hollowell, of Imperial Beach, enjoyed a
visit from Victoria Hollowell Allen of Salinas. Their uncle, Warren
Jordan and his granddaughter drove from Annapolis, Maryland, to
Bluffton, Indiana, where his sister Alice Jordan Rogers joined them
for a trip to Las Vegas (for Carpenters' Convention). Then, they
all drove to Southern California to be with the Hollowells in August.
The Hollowells met Victoria at Carmel for Thanksgiving.
Adele (Holt) Young wrote that her mother was not too well.
Adele was going through her step-dad's belongings and came across
his Roosevelt Medal and many other mementos which brought back
many memories of her days on the Zone.
George and Auristela Poole, of Schenectady, New York, con-
tinue to enjoy numerous trips. Recently, they spent the weekend
with a senior citizen group at Grossinger's; also a bus trip to the
Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway Locks at Messena. They
recalled that Barney Barlow was Superintendent of all operations
when the seaway opened. They were preparing for their annual trek
to Florida and promise that if they don't go to Mexico next year,
they will come see California.
Mary and Betty Price, of San Clemente, wrote about their won-
derful trip in September and October, which included the Scanda-
navian countries, Iberia, Portugal, Tangiers, Mallorca, Nice, Athens
and the Greek Islands-to Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia and they
ended up in Paris with a luncheon at Maxim's. They went on the
7-day Greek Island cruise minus their baggage, which was mis-
placed in an air strike in Rome-all they had were their flight
bags with bare necessities The baggage was waiting for them at

Olympic Airline upon their return They enjoyed the whole
trip immensely.
April 1, 1973 (All Fool's Day) at Knott's Berry Farm. Mark your
calendars for this event.-Thelma E. Reppe, Secretary.

As long as there is a Canal Zone, former residents will return-
some to see family on the Isthmus, but many have a driving urge to
return to the scene of Happy Days.
Miss Cecelia Wensing, Scottsdale, Arizona, wrote that she was
sailing February 9th on the S. S. Cristobal for a visit to the Zone.
She will be the guest of Jennie Johannes. Dorothy and Arthur Cot-
ton plan to leave California on January 5th to visit their daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Manthorne and their son Fred
and family. Seen around during the Holiday Season were many
former Zonians. Andy Fraser, Madge and Gene Kleasner, Virginia
and Jim Wood, Mrs. Marie Wolf, Margaret Whitman and Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph E. Harvey were among those from St. Petersburg having
"Christmas on the Isthmus". Dorcas Gregory (California), Marilyn
Flynn (Illinois), the Forest Dunsmoors (Arizona), Alma and
Tommy Burrows (New Mexico), Miss Ellen Thomas (Illinois), Mr.
and Mrs. R. C. Meissner (Virginia), Captain and Mrs. Lambert
Kat, (Florida), Mr. Duayne T. Mc Neil (Florida) and Dr. Robert
Berger (Florida) joined the joyful group back "home". Harry and
Viola Metzler, Clearwater, Florida, made their first visit back to the
Zone in twenty-one years. Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Watts, of Talla-
hassee, Florida, left by plane on December 12th for a two-month
visit with their daughter (Betty Lou Watts) and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. D. I. Kelleher and grandchildren who live in La Boca.

Mrs. Anna E. Calvit, Box 3667, Balboa, Canal Zone, is interest-
ed in old books on the Panama Canal. "Anyone having such books,
please write to me, giving the name of the book, date published,
publishing company and price. I shall promptly reply to any let-
ters. I am particularly interested in a book entitled, "Makers of the
Panama Canal" F. E. Jackson & Sons; Publishers New York
City; Thomas Marine, Photo Artist. I understand there are a
couple of editions of this book. Any and all will be greatly

Mrs. Rex E. Beck (Helen Grimison), Box 708, Balboa, Canal

Zone, would like to complete two sets of Royal Doulton China-
white background with Royal Blue Flowers and butterflies with tiny
gold border. "If such is available from some old-timers, we expect
to be in the vicinity of St. Petersburg sometime in late May, June
or July. The pattern is no longer available from the Royal Doulton
people in England as the pattern is approximately 60 years old."
If the china is available, please contact Mrs. Beck at the above

Mrs. Henry Skeie visited her son Mike and daughter-in-law
Selma at Stanford University in California where Mike is taking
special training.

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bryant, of Los Rios, Canal Zone, spent
the Christmas and New Year holidays with their daughter, Beverly,
and her family in Tampa, Florida. Before returning to the Zone in
January, they visited with ex-Canal Zone residents: Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Curles, Mrs. Frances Malone, all
of Blue Cove (Dunnellon), and Mr. and Mrs. Luther F. Jones (Essie
Jones) and their family of Tampa. "So many other friends in Florida
we would liked to have seen-but not enough time this trip. We are
both active in our Eastern Star chapter in Ancon (Fern Leaf No. 4);
Dorothy is Secretary for another year and James is the new Treas-
urer of the chapter for 1973."

Approximately 500 persons have signed a letter to be delivered
to Canal Zone Governor, David S. Parker, protesting the new Canal
Zone automobile license plate fees Licenses jumped from $5 to
$15 a year for civilians and $2 f:r the military ..

Robert Lessiack, Assistant Comptroller-Budget and Rates
since January, 1964, has been appointed Deputy Comptroller suc-
ceeding Arthur J. O'Leary who retired on January 6, 1973.
Mr. Lessiack, a graduate of Bucknell University, Lewisburg,
Pennsylvania, in 1942, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 31/
years, ending his military career with the rank of captain. Prior
to joining the Canal in 1947 as a graduate trainee, he was employed
by a nationally known audit firm as a junior auditor. After serving
as a cost and budget accountant he became an internal auditor.
In 1954, he went to work as a budget analyst in the Budget Branch
and advanced to the position of chief of the branch in 1958.
Mr. Lessiack and his wife, Katherine, have three children; a
daughter, Mrs. Susan Griffin, and two sons, Lorin and John.

Six persons, some of whom are no longer residents of the Isth-
mus, were presented plaques by Governor David S. Parke rin rec-
ognition of the work they have done since 1962 in helping to make
the Summit Gardens Zoo a popular and interesting Isthmian attrac-
tion. During the ceremony in the Board Room at the Balboa Heights
Administration Building, plaques were presented to Douglas Schmidt,
Paul Gambotti, Roberto Toledano, Pedro Gordon, Dr. Nathan
Gale, Roy Sharp and A. E. Bauman. Each of the recipients have
played an important role in the development and maintenance of
the Summit Gardens Zoo.
Christmas celebrations were postponed in many Canal Zone
homes while organizations and individuals set about collecting,
sorting and packing more than 125 measurement tons of food, cloth-
ing and medical supplies for the victims of the earthquake which dev-
astated Managua, Nicaragua. Many Canal Zone teenagers spent
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Red Cross headquarters
sorting and packing relief materials. Among the individuals who de-
voted long hours to the effort was Adrien M. Bouche, Jr., Marine
Traffic Controller of the Navigation Division, who arranged with the
Railroad Division for a boxcar to be made available in Cristobal for
bringing supplies collected on that side to Balboa. He also contacted
all agencies and made arrangements for delivering the materials to
the ship. Alfred Chase, Hydrologist with the Meteorological and Hy-
drographic Branch, volunteered to fly to Managua to help with un-
loading operations for the ship. R. J. Risberg, Chief of the Mainten-
ance Division, and H. A. Tooke, Chief of the Water and Laboratories
Branch, two of the Canal's top water supply engineers, spent three
days in Managua, inspecting damage to water lines and making rec-
ommendations for repairs.
Among many engineers sent to Managua for general assistance
was Robert Askew, son of the Vice President of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Eugene I. Askew, and Ethel Askew. Bobby is
currently serving with the military on the Zone.

"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make any-
thing."-E. J. Phelps


On November 12, 1972, at the Reef Restaurant in Fort Laud-
erdale, the Southeast group of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
held their semiannual luncheon. Over 100 attended, and after the
luncheon the election of officers took place. Joe Lukacs, the pres-
ident, was master of ceremonies, and at the meeting John Ridge of
Miami was elected president for the next year. After elections, many
jokes of Canal Zone calibre were told much to the merriment of
the crowd.
Fred and Bessie Baumbach of Clearwater were the houseguests
of the Frank Cunninghams and attended our luncheon. We are al-
ways happy to see them. One couple sorely missed at the luncheon
were Sam and Betty Roe of Jacksonville. They have attended many
of our parties.
James and Amelia Hutchings were off on a cruise to the Islands
during the Christmas holidays with some neighbors. They reported
a wonderful time. After they caught their breath from their jaunt,
they were off to St. Petersburg for a weekend visit with friends in
and around the area.
Bob and Pete Johnson, recent arrivals from the Zone, have
moved to their lovely home in Plantation. One of their first parties
was that given for Blanche Adler Todd and Carl Browne, who were
their houseguests. Invited to meet them were the Frank Naughtons,
Elsie and Tom Oglesby, Lonnie and Bettie Van Siclen, Byrne and
Armella Hutchings, Barbara Hutchings, the Bob Waltzes (Grace
Salterio) and Blanche's aunt, Mary Adler Thirtle.
Jean Redmont Storey, who makes her home in Fort Lauderdale,
was a visitor to the home of her son and daughter-in-law, the young
Redmonds of the Atlantic side.
Visitors to the home of the Leroy Magnusons were the Dick
Sergeants of St. Petersburg.
California residents, Paul and Mildred Kline, were visitors in
and around Boca Raton, visiting with Mildred's relatives, and later
went to St. Petersburg to attend the annual Reunion.
Mrs. Helen Adler, who annually attends the Reunion, was ac-
companied by Naomi Stapleton Liebeler. Naomi is visiting in Pan-
ama with her son-in-law and daughter, Gordon and Maggie Dalton.
Bob Lombroia spent the Christmas holidays in Charlotte, North
Carolina, with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Franklin Cooke. Mrs Cooke
is his granddaughter, Joanie Payne. Also visiting at the Cooke home
were Mr. and Mrs. John Burke (Jane Lombroia), of Curundu, Ca-
nal Zone.
Gil and Millie Rowe had as their guests their daughter Pam,

who lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina. While Pam was
home, the Rowes entertained with their annual Christmas party
which is always a much looked forward to party with old friends
from the Zone.
Among the Christmas parties was the one held at the home of
Jack and Phyllis Hutchings at Coconut Creek. With their four
children, Phyllis Ann, Patti Jo, Johnnie and Steven Gregory were
Jack's mother, Barbara M. Hutchings, his sister Barbara Slay with
her husband, Donnie and his son Steven Slay, and Jack's niece,
Sande Carol Schmitt.
Agnes Hearon entertained with a cocktail buffet in honor of
old friends, Chet Hill and wife Jean, of Castine, Maine. Captain
Hill is connected with the Maine Maritime School. Among her
guests were Gil and Millie Rowe, the Tommy Thompsons, Jean
Storey, Barbara Hutchings, Dr. and Mrs. I. Strumpf, Ed Jones,
Mary Jane Weade and her lovely young daughter Mary Fred was
off in the north bringing a yacht down to Fort Lauderdale Libby
Cotrell and Hugh Maloney. A surprise telephone call that evening
came from the Howard Johnsons of St. Petersburg who had arrived
with a yacht Captain Johnson had brought down to Florida.
During the Christmas holidays the George Winquists had Ann
for almost a month. While Ann was home, her parents, George and
Kay, gave a party for her a delicious buffet was served and all,
as usual, had a grand time. Agnes Hearon was happy to have her
son Chris with her. Chris teaches in Richmond, Virginia. Agnes re-
turned to Richmond with Chris and enjoyed visits with old friends.
Among the gold coast people seen at the St. Petersburg Re-
union were George and Kay Winquist, Gilbert and Millie Rowe,
Agnes Hearon, Barbara Hutchings, Jean Redmond Storey, Ed Jones
and his sister Grace, Frank and Ann Cunningham, Captain and Mrs.
Carl W. Cetti, and Jack Corrigan and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lovelady of Cocoa were in the Zone during
the holidays to visit their son and family, the Jeffries. Curtis was
formerly at Cape Canaveral and is now working for the Navy at
Rodman, Canal Zone. His mother was Vera Aiken.
Alice Jordan Rogers (Mrs. Jeff) has arrived in Miami to visit
her daughter, Mrs. Douglas E. McLean and family. Alice lives in
Bluffton, Indiana, where many members of her family live.
Jack and Lila Strumpf had as their houseguests old friends,
Mrs. Ruth Lawton and her sister Becky, of Jacksonville. The
Strumpfs gave two parties for their guests.
Lonnie and Betty Van Siclen were recently in St. Petersburg
to celebrate the birthday of Mother Van Siclen.

A happy piece of news for all their friends is the improvement
of David Yerkes who has been in the hospital since November after
a spinal operation. Both the boys, Bill from California, and David
from Spain, have flown to Lauderdale to visit their parents. Bill,
his wife Irene and their two girls spent Christmas with the Yerkes.
They are looking forward to the arrival of David and Gloria with
Margaret and John of Spain during April and also an Easter visit
from Bill and Irene Yerkes who will be at Key Largo to attend a
convention of Bill's company.-Barbara Hutchings.

"We are sure that the Old Timers will be glad to hear what is
going on behind the scenes relative to the Panama Canal." The fol-
lowing excerpt from U.S. News and World Report, December 25,
1972, mailed to us by the Society in Washington, D.C. is reprinted.
Keep in mind that neighbors are important, particularly to su-
perpowers ... The U.S. has friendly Canadians to the North, friend-
ly Mexicans to the South, a lot of ocean both East and West. This
Hemisphere, for U.S. citizens, seems a relatively friendly place. But
watch out.
The rumblings from Latin America are growing louder, more
Take particular note of the role that is being played by Panama.
At an anti-American rally at the University of Panama, an ad-
viser to the Panamanian Government's negotiating team said that
talks with the U.S. about a new Canal treaty were getting nowhere.
Panama, he said, had asked for the removal from the Canal of the
U.S. Southern Command which controls some 10,000 Army, Air
Force and Navy men in the Zone.
At the United Nations, Panama is seeking allies on the Canal
Panama asked the U.N. Security Council to hold its March
meeting in Panama City. That opens quite a can of worms for the
U.S. If the U.N. agrees ...
New President of the Security Council in March will be a
Panamanian. Both Red China and Russia, members of the Council,
will be able to send delegations to Panama although neither of the
big Communist powers has diplomatic relations with Panama. Cuba,
too, eager to get representatives and agents into Panama, can,
as a U.N. member, send "observers" to that Council meeting.
The U.S. tried hard to block a U.N. meeting in Panama so
far with no luck. Precedent for such sessions outside New York was

set in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, earlier this year. Council met there
for a week, gave special attention to African questions. This time
American questions would get special attention.
So you can expect "Bait-the-U.S. Week" in Panama City next
March. One issue quietly shelved on the agenda of the Security
Council in January, 1964, could very much come alive again. That
is Panama's request for the U.N. body to look into differences be-
tween the U.S. and Panama over the Canal and the Canal Zone.
Few inquiries would please the Communist more.
Among those pleased would be two Latin-American leaders
now working as a team. Castro of Cuba was host in Havana to Al-
lende of Chile as the latter went home from Moscow. Both have a
common enemy the U.S.: a common friend: Russia.
Old revolutionary Castro has lost much of his appeal to Latin
Americans. They see that he has taken Cuba from what he called
"hopeless dependency" on the U.S. to what they see as more hope-
less dependency on the Soviet Union.
Castro's kind of revolution does not appeal to most Latin
Americans. Few sympathize either with the terrorist who made
Cuba their dumping ground for hijacked planes, or with the guer-
rillas who got arms and training from Cuba ... (See the U.S. News
and World Report, December 25, 1972 for additional interesting
MRS. GUY ALLEN, New Orleans, writes that her son has re-
tired from the Army after 33 years of duty. He and his wife bought
a home in Enterprise, Alabama, which is near Ft. Rucker where he
will work as a civilian lab technician. Her grandson is also out of
the service after 21 years and now hopes to work as a security of-
ficer for Lockheed in California. Mrs. Allen was very busy prior to
Christmas with baking English and Scottish cakes and shortbread.
She also made tangerine marmalade and has been doing some fancy
knitting. She started knitting when she was four years old, which
was 80 years ago. She gets all her patterns from England because
they never have mistakes.
MRS. MARGARET RIDGE COFFEY, New Orleans, reports
that her aunt, Mrs. Mary Gowan Ridge, recently underwent cata-
ract surgery.
RICHARD DINKGREVE, Metairie, writes that he and Via
Mae enjoyed recent visits from Curtis and Alberta George who
have been touring the country in a travel trailer since their retire-
ment about 18 months ago. They formerly lived in Gatun where

Curtis worked in the Electrical Division. This was their first get-
together since the Dinkgreves retired in 1967. They enjoyed re-
hashing the "good old days", sightseeing and dining out. When the
Georges left New Orleans, they visited old friends in Fairhope, Ala-
bama, and then went on to Abilene, Texas, for the Christmas
MR. AND MRS. R. W. FULLER, New Orleans, are just back
from a four-week trip to California. They were based in Oxnard
(40 miles north of Los Angeles on the coast) where his two widowed
sisters, Margery Le Brun and Alberta West, live. They went up to
Santa Maria to visit his brother, Howard, and wife, Ida Ruth, both
of the Canal Zone. The Fullers visited Sea World in San Diego as
well as Disneyland and spent some time in San Jose.
MRS. WAYNE GILDER, New Orleans, writes that she and
Dr. Gilder spent Thanksgiving with their daughter, Nancy, in Mi-
ami and plan a return trip shortly. Donnie and her five children will
visit the Gilders in New Orleans during their vacation. The Gilders
plan to go to Jack's in Bethesda in May and to May's in September,
if all goes well.
MRS. LERA B. HENNESSY, West Monroe, writes that her
son, Jeff, and his three children went to a Sarasota trampoline clinic
recently. Jeff teaches gymnastics at Southwestern University in
Lafayette. His daughter, Leigh, and her partner won first place
in the synchronized event. His team won first in boys' individual,
girls' individual and boys' synchronized events. Leigh was elected
to represent the freshmen class at the Lafayette High School Home-
coming and was awarded the Good Citizen's Award last spring. Mrs.
Hennessy's daughter, Kathleen Neal, and her husband, Jackie, re-
cently bought a new home. Lera, Mrs. Hennessy's youngest, and her
husband, Bill Harris, and son, Scott all have dirt bikes and fre-
quently take trips in the country.
MISS GLORIA J. LELAIDIER, who is a graduate of the LSU
school of Nursing in New Orleans, is now with the Peace Corps. Her
new address is Box 69, Muranga, Kenya. She spent four weeks
training in Kingston, Jamaica, and is now learning Swahili in Mom-
basa. Muranga is about 60 miles northwest of Nairobi. For the next
two years she will be teaching enrolled nursing students which is
about the equivalent of the licensed practical nurses in the U.S.
Gloria was able to spend some time with her parents, the Jules A.
Lelaidiers of Coco Solo, before going to Jamaica.
ABE L. LINCOLN of Metairie reports his wife, Winnie, is in
very serious condition at Ochsner's in New Orleans. Mr. Lincoln

himself is presently recovering from emergency surgery. His step-
son is the well-known Donald Wilson of the Canal Zone Police De-
MRS. SIMON B. MANSBERG of Lafayette writes they were
recently visited by Mildred (Phillips) and Paul Kline who passed
through town on their way to Florida from California. On their re-
turn trip, weather permitting, the Mansbergs hope to join the Klines
in driving to California where they will visit the Chris Simonsens
and many others they have not seen for many years.
MRS. W. C. MERCHANT, Hineston, is improving slowly but
surely from a heart attack, but the doctors still refuse to allow the
Merchants to have house guests which they deeply regret since they
do so miss seeing their Canal Zone friends. Louise says that Bill is
fine and has learned to be a very good housekeeper, though his
cooking leaves room for improvement. Maybe TV dinners are the
answer, Louise!
MRS. BRIAN SMYTH (the former Bunny DiBella), 8805
Melrose Lane, New Orleans, writes that their oldest daughter,
Kathy, is recovering nicely from surgery. Bunny's sister, Josie, and
her husband were in New Orleans for a medical convention in
November. They reside in McLean, Virginia. It was a shock to
learn that Bunny's oldest sister, Marie (Mrs. J. Allen), lost her
husband in a tragic accident on June 2. Marie spent a week in New
Orleans with Bunny recently and is now at home at 1340 Miami
Springs Avenue, Miami Springs, Florida 33166. Bunny and Brian
plan a trip to the Bahamas in mid-January.
MRS. WALTER VAMPRINE of the Canal Zone was in Baton
Rouge visiting her children, Walter and Sylvia, both students at
LSU, who have taken an apartment for the holidays. Joining the
family was Pvt. John Day, who is stationed at Ft. Monmouth, New
E. DOROTHEA WITT, MD, 1215 Milan Street, New Orleans
70115, who was a child on the Zone nearly sixty years ago, writes
that she is interested in swapping stamps with any other collecting
readers. Dr. Witt is the niece of Mrs. Guy Allen. -Patt Foster
Roberson, Louisiana Reporter.

We are in a grand New Year, and we, here in North Carolina,
sincerely hope that each and everyone of you, wherever you are,
will have the best year you have ever experienced.
Most of my news this issue is of Christmas and family get-
togethers. How wonderful to be able to get back home even if for

just a few days. Lt. (Billy) Tillman was home with his wife and
two children and was able to stay for two weeks. Billy is stationed
at Fort Bliss in Waco, Texas. Jimmy, from Florida, was here for
four days, so Ruth and Bill were riding Cloud Nine with all their
family around them. Alan Bentz flew from Stamford, Connecticut,
to spend the weekend with his parents, Paul and Betty. I, (Mar-
garet Wanlass), spent three delightful weeks with Clinton and fam-
ily in Garden City, New York. I returned to 6 or 8 inches of sleety
snow which would melt some in the daytime and then freeze to a
perfect glaze during the night. Driving was so hazardous that I didn't
get the car out of the garage for over a week. Mil and Bruce Harrell
had the Muldoons (Joe and Dorothy), and Regina Sawyer for
Christmas dinner. When children can't get home, how wonderful
for CZers to get together and live over the wonderful days on the
Thanksgiving was a full house for the Charlie Howes. Marion
drove down from Massachusetts with three nurse friends, and they
all spent a week here. Alice and Butch were also present for the
family dinner. Then for Christmas Roger and Kay Howe, formerly
from Balboa, drove up from Titusville, Florida, and Blanche and
Charles Ryan came from Indiana to be with Grandma and the Howe
family. Blanche is the sister of Charles and Roger. Marion returned
from Massachusetts with a friend, Carol Finn, to spend the New
Year. The Howes ask to wish all their friends in the Canal Zone
and the United States a Happy, Happy New Year.
The Hoenkes have just returned from a delightful three months
in Seattle, Washington. While there, Truman worked as a Consult-
ing Engineer for the Will Construction Company. Merrill Will, a
former Zonian, is the owner of the Company. The Hoenkes spent
a lot of time with the Wills flying all over the country in the Wills'
plane. They saw Lee and Lilibell Kariger who were visiting Nancy
and Bremer Jorstad in Bremerton, Washington. On the way home,
they visited Marj and Ken Davis who live in Mountain Home, Ida-
ho, and visited their daughter, Diana Bauer, who is working as an
Ethnologist with the University of New Mexico Medical School in
The Clarence Howells are so busy visiting all over in the South
that they have trouble getting their visits and their guest list to me.
Della sent me a note that was just too late for the December issue,
but I know it is still "good copy" so here it is. Captain Jack Tabor
and his lovely wife Carolee visited them for a short time. Jack and
Clarence went Apple Picking but climbing the 'apple ladder' was

a wee bit different than the big fire station ladder. However, all
had fun. Clarence and Dello plan a visit to Saluda, South Carolina,
as guests of the WWI Veterans in South Carolina for an Armistice
Day Celebration. From Saluda, they were to go to Camp Wampee
near Charleston for the Fall Reunion of Clarence's Rainbow Division
of WWI Veterans. They plan a Florida trip to attend the Canal
Zone Reunion while visiting brother Claude and friends.-Carmen
Howe, President; Margaret Wanless, Secretary

Another Year, 1973, dawned with many new retirees joining
the Society. Others, who had dropped their membership, again felt
that compelling "urge" to keep in touch with those enduring friend-
ships formed on the Zone. With the constant growth of membership,
we need your help. New members, please send in your address as
desired in the Annual Issue; we have many unnecessary changes to
make on addresses which is time consuming. In mailing applica-
tions, note the fine print on Application Forms. All members, BE
News should be received by the Editor at least ten days before
the deadline to the printer one month before mailing dates.
Many thanks for your cooperation.

The Paul Scott Report-Wachington-The highly questionable
balance of power strategy of President Nixon and Dr. Henry Kissin-
ger, his national security advisor, is going to be severely tested next
month in Panama.
Despite their differences within the Communist world, Moscow
and Peking are jointly throwing their diplomatic and covert forces
behind the move of the pro-Communist government of Panama to
dislodge the U.S. from control of the strategic Panama Canal.
At stake is control of one of the world's most vital waterways
and the prestige and influence of the U.S. throughout the Western
Loss of the Panama Canal and the establishment of a Com-
munist base in Panama, long a Moscow objective, could drastically
change the balance of power not only in the Caribbean but through-
out the world.
Although no direct military involvement by the Communist
super-powers is expected in the coming Panama confrontation as in
the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, American intelligence experts are

privately warning that the crisis could be just as dangerous for the
U.S. and much harder to handle because of United Nations'
intervention .
Stage FOR THE U.N. involvement was set last month when
the Security Council approved a Panama proposal to hold their
March meeting in Panama with an agenda including the question of
the sovereignty of the U.S. built Canal.
What Panama's strongman Omar Torrijos and his Communist
advisors, including a top Soviet KGB (secret police) operator, are
gambling on is the strategy that Nasser and the Kremlin used in
1954 after grabbing the Suez Canal, they used the moral and dip-
lomatic force of the United Nations to prevent France and Great
Britain from invading Egypt to recapture the Canal.
From what U.S. intelligence Eources in Panama can find out,
the Communist strategy is for an estimated 5,000 Panamanians,
paid by the Torrijos government and the Soviet, to move into the
Canal Zone unarmed and stage a massive sit down strike, declaring
the territory belongs to Panama ...
THE MOVE WILL BE carefully timed with the Security Coun-
cil's Panama meeting so Aquilino Boyd, Panama's representative
to the U.N. who will be presiding over the meeting, can recognize
his government's jurisdiction claim over the Canal Zone.
Ground work for U.N. intervention already has been laid by
Boyd in a recent Security Council speech in New York when he
called the Canal Zone "a hotbed of international tensions, and a
threat to peace."
Regardless of what action the Security Council takes, the
Panamanian walk-in will present President Nixon with a tough
In full view of Security Council members, the President will
have to decide whether to try to stop the invasion of the Canal
Zone with force or permit the occupation and possible disruption
of Canal Operations ... Printed copy mailed from the Canal Zone-
original source not known.

Lima, Peru, March 3 (AP)-Peru will support Panama's sov-
ereignty over the Panama Canal territory, Foreign Minister Gen.
Miguel Angel de la Flor, told the closing session of chiefs of Peru-
vian diplomatic missions. He termed the Panama situation "a con-
stant source of tension." He termed the Canal problem "the
symbol of a type of relationship between North and South in our
continent, which remains in an unjust situation."

S St. Petersburg, Florida '
S January 31, 1973

Mr. Ross Hollowell
Chairman, Executive Committee
The Panama Canal Society of Floria, Inc.
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

Dear Mr. Hollowell:

The undersigned, your appointed audit committee, have completed
their audit of the books and accounts of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, -Inc. for the period January 1 through December 31, 1972. The
results' of that audit is presented herewith in the form of a single
combined statement showing beginning fund balances, receipts and
expenditures during the year and fund balances as of December 31, 1972
for both the regular operations of the Society and for the Blood Bank.
During the year the sum of $4,000.00 was transferred from savings to
-hecking account with the Union Trust National Bank to. provide additional
working funds for the operations of the Society.

All receipts for the year were deposited in either the Union Trust
nationall or Barnett bank and all disbursements were made therefrom by
-heck either directly or by replenishment of petty cash funds maintained
by both the Secretary-Treasurer and Recording Secretary. Certificates
of Deposits and savings accounts were verified. Spot checks as considered
necessary were made from the Cash Receipt Register to individual Society
number Record Cards and all were found to be in agreement. A similar
3pot check was from the Disbursement Register to suppliers' invoices
and other debt advices and they also were found to be in agreement.

The audit committee would like to take this opportunity to express
Lts appreciation to Mrs. Jean Mann, Secretary-Treasurer, for her
operationn during the course of our audit and to commend her for
maintaining an exceptionally neat and accurate set of records and
Respectfully submitted

Ethel Askew

Ralph K. Frangil

Daile D. Kei& ha y


Statement at receipts, expenditures and fund balances for the period
January 1 through December 31, 1972

Fund balances at January 1, 1972:
Union Trust National Bank-
Checking account............................ .... 2,511.79
Certificate of Deposit No. 10,954 .............. 3,000.00
Savings account..................... ............. ... 4,353.76 $ 9,865.55
Barnett Bank-(Blood Bank)
Checking account ............................... 2,617.08
Certificate of Deposit No. 6,146............... 3O00.00 5,617.08
Petty ash ....................... .......................... 65.94

Dbuwe ...... *................................................... 10,223.75
Blood Bank ................................................ 1,462.36
Annual Reunion luncheon and reception tickets............ 1,118.50
.Imtre*t on savings, regular. operatioaf .................... 296.45
Sale of photographs, Canal Records, etc..................... 70.45

Total recoeipta......... ................................ 13,171.51

Total available................................... 28,720.08

Expand~itr ea:
Salaries.................................................. 5,425. 00
Printting......................................... ........ 5,512.25
Annual reBnion coat of meals, printing. of tickets, etc... 1,219.08
Federal taxcea Social Sec-urity and Workmea's Compensation. 531.25
Postage........................................ ............ 529.32
Nesa equipment for office two typewriters................... 483.23
Office espenase other..................** .............**** 439.35
Purchase of blood....... .................................. 375.00
Monthly Meetings hall rental, hospitality, etc............ 323.46
Photographs, flowers, etc .................................. 81.10

Total expenditures.................................... 14,919.04

Fund baa4, s ai. Decembr- 31, 1972:
Union Trust1 Naisaal B&ae-
Checking account......... I ........................ 4,259.12
Certificate of Deposit No. 10,954 .............. 3,000.00
Savings account ................................ 500.21 7,759.33
Barnett Bank-(Blood Bank)
Checking account............................... 2,904.44
Certificate of Deposit No. 6,146................ 3,000.00 5,904.44
Petty cash .. .............. .... .................... ...... 137.27

Addresses not known at time Annual Issue was printed
*Dent, Mr. and Mrs. Donald E.
Sussex Apartment Hotel, 1001 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C.
Ireland, Mr. and Mrs. Winfield ............ 65 Stansell Avenue, Nelson
Burdick, Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. .................... Box 1889, Balboa
Burke, Mr. and Mrs. John F. ....................... Box 1714, Balboa
Casanova, Mr Roland C. ........................ Box 121, Margarita
Egolf, Mr. Richard H. ........................ Box 326, Balboa Heights
Eastham, Mr. and Mrs. L. ......................... Box 798, Balboa
Erbe, Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. ............... Box 62, Balboa Heights
Hinz, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. ..................... Box 1084, Cristobal
Kovel, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil .................... Box 465, Balboa Heights
Mallory, Mr. and Mrs. William B. .................. Box 1563, Balboa
Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. George E ....................... Box 141, Gatun
Norton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Dayle ...................... Box 1901, Balboa
Reichel, Mr. George .............................. Box 2855, Balboa
Ridge, Mr. John E. Sr. .............................. Box 1862, Balboa
Robles, Mr. and Mrs. David de C. ..................... Box 452, Balboa
Slover, Mr. and Mrs. James M. ..................... Box 2228, Balboa
Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Frank P. ................ Box O, Balboa Heights
Stewart, Dolores Garcia ...................... Box 154, Balboa Heights
Thomson, Mr. John R. ............................. Box 926, Balboa
Wilber, Mr. T. J. ............................ Box 478, Balboa Heights
Wilson, Mrs. Lucille ........................ Box 306, Balboa Heights
Woodruff, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. ................. Box 25, Coco Solo
Zombory, Mr. and Mrs. Michael ..................... Box #1, Balboa
Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. 313 Bethesda Dr., S.E., Huntsville 35803
Heald, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. ...... Route 3, Box 153, Prattville 36067
Hughes, Phoebe K. ............ 4625 Eastland Road, Eight Mile 36613
Plaisance, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. 89 Winter Haven Crt., Fairhope 36532
Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E.
204 Clubview Drive, Box 732, Alexander City 35010
Biava, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent ..... 435 Montecito Boulevard, Napa 94558
Bakker, Mrs. Yvonne H. .................... Box 522, La Mirada 90638
Cramer, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. ...... 27 Whitehall Drive, Orinda 94563
*Cronan, Mr. and Mrs. William J. ........ Box 1095, Santa Maria 93454
Dickerson, Mr. Robert L. 2080 Newport Blvd., Apt. 109, Costa Mesa 92627
Endicott, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. ...... P.O. Box 393, Escondido 92925
Ferri, Judith S. ............... 822 35th Avenue, San Francisco 94121
Frost, Misses Olga and Florita .. 140 E. Las Flores Avenue, Arcadia 91996
Gibson, Mrs. Gertrud3 Harrison .. 6313 Erlanger Street, San Diego 92122
Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. .. 2520 Chislehurst St., Los Angeles 90027
*Auble, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton J. .. 12969 West Ohio Ave., Lakewood 80228
Connor, Mr. and Mrs. William T. 2425 Mesa Ave., Grand Junction 81501
Hellmund, Mr. and Mrs. Russell ............ R.R. 1, Monte Vista 81144
Howe, Mrs. Lucy B. ........................ 812 Balsam, Cortez 81321
Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. ...... P.O. Box 442, Evergreen 80439


Partons, Mrs. Ella A. ........... Interstate Motor Lodge, Vernon 06066
Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Norman A., Jr.
15 Pumpkin Hill Lane, New Milford 06776
Audy, Mr. Gerard F. ...... Box 682, Manor Branch, New Castle 19720
Johnson, Mr. Charles W ..... Longneck Road, Box 636, Millsboro 19966

Aleman, Mr. and Mrs. William F.
1419 Huntdale East, P.O. Box 373, Lehigh Acres 33936
Anderson, Mrs. Ivy M. ......... 209 Patricia Avenue, Clearwater 33515
Bogle, Mr. and Mrs. Walter .... 5217 81st Street N., St. Petersburg 33709
Borowski, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Anthony
652 Dunblane Drive, Winter Park 32789
Browne, Mrs. Grace R.
Lutheran Towers, Apt. 209, P.O. Box 296, St. Petersburg 33701
Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell K. ... 816 Barbara Street, Zephyrhills 33599
Cherry, Capt. Arthur .... 2430 Brazilia Drive, Apt. 24, Clearwater 33515
Connard, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sr.
2800 N.E. 26th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33306
Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. 840 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach 33408
(Effective July, 1973)
Edelen, Miss Doris ....... 1170 Rue de Chateau, South Pasadena 33707
Edwards, Mr. Kenneth M.
4800 N.W. 10th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33309
Fessler, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. .. 1449 Norwood Avenue, Clearwater 33516
Ford, Miss Ruby .......... 1130 Rue de Chateau, South Pasadena 33707
Gonzalez, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J.
185 S.W. 55th Avenue Road, Miami 33134
Harned, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. ... Box 1046, Green Cove Springs 32043
Hause, Mr. and Mrs. Donald A.
6121 Beechmont Boulevard, Orlando 32808
Heilman, Mr. and Mrs. Dalvin S.
616 LK Orienta Drive, Altamonte Springs 32701
Henter, Mr. and Mrs. T. C.
1372 49th Avenue, N.E., St. Petersburg 33703
Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M.
933 Carlotta Road West, Jacksonville 32211
Hicks, Mr. Mack .............. 5621 Kennerly Road, Jacksonville 32207
Huber, Mr. Vincent J. .................. P.O. Box 816, Sarasota 33578
Kurmer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ...... 4824 Casaba Place, Orlando 32806
Lubera, Mr. and Mrs. John H.
8305 S.W. 72nd Ave., Apt. 211, Miami 33143
McGinnis, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M.
5545 8th Avenue, North, St. Petersburg 33710
Manikas, Mr. and Mrs. Archie ... 103 N. 38th Street, Fort Pierce 33450
Meisinger, Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. 12840 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami 33167
Morton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A .... 7611 Raleigh Street, Hollywood 33024
Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H.
206 Croton Terrace, Port Charlotte 33590
Paolucci, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J.
10440 Monarch Drive, Imperial Point, Largo 33540
Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G.
8830 Pasadena Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 33024
Roe, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jr. .. 6646 Blackwood Dr., Jacksonville 32211
Rogers, Mr. Robert E. ............... 220 S.W. 62nd Ave., Miami 33144
Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. .. 628 South Gay Ave., Panama City 32401
Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. Pat .... 1910 Massachusetts Ave., Englewood 33533
Snedeker, Mr. and Mrs. Louis ... 3104 Belden Circle, Jacksonville 32207
*Spencer, Mrs. Edith .......... 11240 S.W. 170th Terrace, Miami 33156

FLORIDA (continued)
Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. George T. .. 4617 Tennyson Avenue, Tampa 33609
Storey, Mrs. Jean F. (Redman)
3678 N.W. 53rd Court, Fort Lauderdale 33309
Suarez, Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. .. 1705 S.E. 7th, Fort Lauderdale 33316
Swearingen, Mrs. Helen E.
Fair View Lake Manor, Apt. 4, 1960 Lee Road, Orlando 32810
Tigert, Mr. J. E. ............... 7920 N.W. 179th Street, Hialeah 33015
Vann, Mr. Livingston 4040-C N.W. 16th St., Apt 301, Ft Lauderdale 33313
Walsh, Mr. Edward P. ............ 2916 Pinedale Ave., Lakeland 33803
Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V.
361 Siesta Lane, Teakwood Village East, Largo 33540

Dodson, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ......... 4161 Admiral Way, Atlanta 30341
Franklin, Willena M. .......... 148 Rambo Place, S.W., Marietta 30060

Cross, Mr. and Mrs. James C. ................ R.R. #5, Seymour 47274

Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A.
Apt. 1-A West Dockage, 2700 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake 50428
Hawthorne, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. .. 903 Pecan Street, Bogalusa 70427
McGloin, Mr. and Mrs. James F.
1205 St. Charles Ave., Apt. 1214, New Orleans 70130
Sena, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando .. 57 West Carolina Drive, Chalmette 70043
Stitch, Mrs. Ora Virginia ... 1430 Jackson Avenue 9, New Orleans 70130
Hutchinson, Capt. and Mrs. M. R. .................. Long Island 04050
Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. .. Box 242, Old Orchard Beach 04064

Rigby, Major and Mrs. Lee A. .......... 12311 Mika Lane, Bowie 20715
Sneckenberger, Mr. Homer ........ 1627 Timberland, Hagerstown 21740
Trobridge, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald ...... Pfelerkorn Road, Gleneig 21737
Van Steenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Jr.
2510 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring 20904
Conklin, Mr. Milton W. ................ 15 Orvis Road, Arlington 02174
Deveau, Mr. and Mrs. Burton .. 196 Broad Sound Avenue, Revere 02151
Dimmick, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. .... 8 Colonial Road, Beverly 01915
*Hannigan, Miss Dorothy .. 349 North Pearl St., Apt. 113, Brockton 02401
Kirrane, Mrs. Ann Field 93 Eliot Street, Chestnut Hill, Brookline 02167
McCullough, Mr. David .... Music Street, Box 148, West Tisbury 02575

Carey, Mr. and Mrs. John J. ... 3486 Woodland Road, Ann Arbor 48104
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray D.
748 W. Kilgore Road, Apt. 201, Kalamazoo 49008

Darnall, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T., Jr. .. 219 Forrest Court, Gulfport 39501
Kimmel, Mrs. Everett ...................... Box 54, Washington 03280

Kozlowski, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. .. 55 Benjamin St., Manville 08835
Thomas, Mrs. Helen H. .. 37 Duncan Avenue, Apt. 3-D, Jersey City 07304
Andersen, Mr. and Mrs. Norman K.
1025 West 18th St., Apt. #25, Portales 88130
Schloming, Beatrice C. 13209 Sunset Canyon Dr., N.E., Albuquerque 87111
White, Mrs. Mary K. ...................... Box 1065, Santa Fe 87501
Grobaski, Mr. and Mrs. James ........ 29 Fifth Avenue, Randolph 14772
Hatch, Mrs. Dorothy M. ......... 1 Woodcock Road, West Nyack 10994
Steffens, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. 1661 Old Country Road, Riverhead 11901
Dowler, Mr. and Mrs. Burnell F. ....... 835 Sunset Drive, Bucyrus 44820
Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher R.
734 Nort Moccasin Place, Sapulpa 74066
Fisher, Mrs. Ora G. ..... 14130 S.W. 105th Street, Apt. 24, Tigard 97223
Hedman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. .. 1547 N. Park Way, Memphis 38112
Lakey, Mrs. L. G. .......... ...... 2629 Rahn Avenue, Maryville 37801
Pajak, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. ......... 89 Vega Drive, Jackson 38301
Paterson, Mr. and Mrs. John F. II 4711-B Metro Park Lane, Hixson 37343
Carkeet, Mr. John F. ................ 1723 Guese Road, Houston 77008
Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
8710 Datapoint Drive, Apt. 7204, San Antonio 78229
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Milton ...... 453 Birchwood Drive, Garland 75041
Frick, Mr. and Mrs. Otto C ..... 341 Angelo Drive, Corpus Christi 78411
McConnell, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd S. .. 104 Cynthia Drive, Kerrville 78028
Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Esten J .... 1333 Mayfield Avenue, Garland 75041
Souder, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. ...... 4502 Lido Lane, Houston 77018
Vestal, Mr. and Mrs. R. Trendon .. 4301 Creekbend Drive, Houston 77035
White, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. .. 4323 Braysworth Drive, Houston 77072
Baum, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Sr.
1360 S. Braden Crescent, Norfolk 23502
Burs, Mr. and Mrs. James H. ................ Redart Post Office 23142
Cole, Mr. and Mrs. James E. ........ 8317 Carnegie Drive, Vienna 22180
Cook, Mrs. Viola H. ........... 3118 South 7th Street, Arlington 22204
Donohue, Edna M.
c/o A. G. Kelly, Jr., 2700 Broad Bay Road, Virginia Beach 23451
Gilead, Mrs. Rosemary M. .... 1608 North Utah Street, Arlington 22207
Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. George S. 3202 Holly Road, Virginia Beach 23451
Emery, Mr. and Mrs. Bud R. 35721 6th Avenue S.W., Federal Way 98002
Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. ........ 8319 N.E. 144th Street, Bothell 98011
Teegarden, Mr. and Mrs. Clark .. 264 Seneca Place, N.W., Renton 98055
White, Iphigenia H. ........... 2705 Jackson Highway, Chekalis 98532
Fortner, Mrs. Daisy D. ........ 206 South First Street, Galesville 54630
Pitney, Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. (Susan Taylor)
1136 Valley View Drive, Racine 53405

Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

I, .......... ............................................ hereby transmit my ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP dues of $5.00 in the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. for the year
(Please return this bill with remittance.)
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Street ............... ....................... ................ Box..............
City .............................. .............. State....... .... Zip Code............
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Amount Enclosed $ ......................... Check.......... M.O........... Cash..........

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

Recorded: Date........................................... Card No.....................
DUES $5.00 Per Year Per Family, January 1 to December 31,
Canal Zone send money orders unless check is on a State's bank.
Name should be exactly as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE -
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs.

WANTED: NEWS, NEWS, NEWS. Many retirement areas where
former Zonians are now making their home have no reporters. The
RECORD should represent ALL retirees. We would appreciate news
from many Florida cities as the Clearwater area, Orlando, Miami,
as well as smaller cities. We would like to know more of folks in
Kerrville, Texas, the Arizona group, northern California, etc.

Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

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City ................... .................. .......... State............ Zip Code..........

Dues for..............; 1971............; 1972............; 1973............; 1974............

Amount Enclosed $ ......................... Check.......... M.O........... Cash..........

N am e .... ...........................................................................
City .............. ..... ............... State. .......... Zip Code ........
DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.

for Box 11566
Membership St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

I, ............................hereby apply for membership In the
Panama Canal Society o Florida, Inc., and enclose 5.00 as my ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
dues for the year

Street ............................................................... Box.............

Name (Wife) ...................................................... ...............

Street.................................................................. Box.............

City.................................................. State............ Zip Code............

Division Employed ......... ................ ........ ....................

Recommended by ......................................................................

Approved by ............................... ....................... Date.............

Amount Enclosed $................. ........ Check.......... M.O.......... Cash..........
Canal Zone send money order unless check is on a State's bank.
On your application give name as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE -
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Residents of Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
Florida Only

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Address ............................. .......................... Box.............
City ................................................. State............ Zip Code.........
Telephone .............. ......................... .............
Name ....................................................................................
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Amount Enclosed $ ........................ Check.......... M.O........... Cash..........
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DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.

Standing: Kathleen Hoffman Replinger, Sun City, Arizona; Seated:
Dot Hoffman Allen, Carl P. Hoffman, Jr., Rochester, New York

Four First Cousins Standing: Earle Brown, St. Petersburg; Mrs.
Mildred Tatelman, St. Petersburg; Seated: Mrs. Dorothy Cantway,
Pinellas Park; Mrs. Irene Hasemann, Jacksonville, Florida

Charles and Gloria Mals-
bury, Springdale, Arkan-

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Kelley, Zephyrhills, Florida Fiftieth Wedding Anni-
versary, December 9, 1972

Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Stevenson, (Introducing Mabel),
Anacortes, Washington

Old Pedro Miguel Group: Mrs. Helen Adler, Republic of Panama;
Edward W. Schnake, Dickinson, Texas; Mrs. Lillian Evans, Greeley
Colorado; Mrs. Erma Forbes, St. Petersburg, Florida

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

2nd Class Postage
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