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


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

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Dewey Goodwi and Albert McKeown, St. Petersburg, Florida
Dewey Goodwin and Albert McKeown, St. Petersburg, Florida

Miss Claudia Marie Hanbury
(See "News from Louisina")

Four generations of the Mar-
quard Family: From left to
right: Josephine Marquard,
Josephine Brennan, Bonnie
Locke, and Carrie Michelle

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jones, Miami, Florida

The Monday Morning Get-together, former Canal Zoners in
Kensington Park, Sarasota, Florida From left to right:
Billie Gallaway, Jay Cain, Ruth Gatz, Betty Noonan, Della
Noonan, Matilda Neely, Kay Miller, Jeanne Burgoon, Mildred
Neely, Fran Orvis.
Second Row: Co Joustra, Jill Demaree, Katherine Ruckle,
Marion Greene, Madge Hall, Robin Comer, Joyce Clark, Elsie
Smith, Charlotte Lierman
Taken in Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. Cain's back yard. The rug in
the picture was made by Harry Cain

Left to Right: Mr. and Mrs. Willard E. Percy, Aiken, South
Carolina; Dr. Daniel J. Paolucci, Largo, Florida; Mr. and Mrs.
Alton E. Jones, Largo, Florida

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Everson, Aiken, South Carolina; Ronald
Brome, Miami, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kapinos, Aiken,
South Carolina; Mrs. Ronald Brome, Miami, 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

Mr. 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. Lockridge

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

September, 1973

No. 3


The House Civil Service Retirement and Employees' Benefits
Subcommittee has approved legislation that would increase the
minimum civil service annuity to the Social Security minimum,
currently $84.50 a month. The Social Security minimum in July,
1974, will go up to about $90.00 and the minimum civil service
annuity would also go up to that amount. However, the increase
would not go to anyone already receiving as much as $84.50
monthly from any combination of government retirement plans.
The bill would also add $300.00 annually to the annuities of those
who retired before October 20, 1969, when the retirement com-
putation formula was substantially enriched. It would also
add $165.00 annually to pre-1969 widow or widower survivorship
Three other bills have been approved by the committee. The
bill affecting present retirees would increase the government's
present 40% contribution to health insurance premiums to 55% on
enactment, and thereafter in 5% annual increments, to an eventual
75%. Thus federal employees and retirees within four years would
pay only 25% of health insurance premiums instead of the present
60% which would be like an increase in annuity.-

You can thank NARFE for the action so far. Have you
thought of joining in case you are not a member? For every one
member, there are five free loaders. The free loaders get the same
benefits as the paying members. THINK about it. William F.
Grady, Legislative Representative.

Since 1886 the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World has
stood on Liberty Island in New York Harbor as a symbol of free-
dom. Edouard Laboulaye, French historian and admirer of
American political institutions, suggested that the French present
a monument to the United States, the latter to provide pedestal
and site. On October 18, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedi-
cated the statue in the presence of the sculptor, Frederic Auguste
A statement in the CANAL RECORD, of March, 1952, invokes
some cogitation. "Perhaps it is fortunate that the Statue of Liberty
faces the other way so that she cannot see what is going on here."
- author unknown.



Mr. Roger W. Adams
Mr. Thomas B. Addlesherger
Mr. Raymond L. Albcrtson
Mr. Frederick C. Atkinson
Mr. Joseph M. Bateman
Mr. Kazimierz Bazan
Mr. Arch D. Bishop
Mr. Stephen A. Bissell
Mrs. Gladys W. Brayton
Mr. Clarence H. Browne

Mr. Auvie H. Byrd
Mr. Howard H. Carey
Mr. Hugh W. Cassibry
Mr. Howard L. Clarke, Jr.
Mr. Gene E. Clinchard
Mr. David E. Coffey
Mr. Albert B. Collins
Mrs. Anita B. Collins
Mr. Harold L. Conrad
Mr. Joseph T. Cope
Miss Leah B. C6rbliss
Mr. Harlan P. Crouch
Mr. Francis B. Dacey
Mr. Louis. S. Damiani
Mrs. Mina H. Dee
Mr. Paul M. Disharoon, Jr.
Mr. John A. Dombrowsky
Mr. Edward A. Doolan

Mrs. Mary V. Dubbs
Mr. Robert A. DuVall
Mrs. Eugenia H. Egger
Mr. George H. Egger, Jr.
Mr. Bernhard I. Everson

Mr. Wilbur B. Fall
Mr. George T. FitzGerald
Mr. Lester V. Forsgren
Mrs. Mary H. Foster
Mr. Rupert A. Frank
Mr. Worden E. French
Mr. Joseph C. Gagnon
Mr. Robert T. Geddes
Mr. Fred M. Gemmell
Mr. Robert K. Greer
Mr. William E. Hall
Mr. Zeno G. Hatcher





Motor Transportation
General Audit
Coco Solo Hospital
Staffing Assistant
Central Employment Office
Division of Schools
Budget & Rates
Community Services
Motor Transportation
Coco Solo Hospital
Office of Director
Personnel Bureau

Canal Zone Library-Museum
Office of Director
Civil Affairs Bureau
Motor Transportation
Budget & Sales






Mr. James E. Hayden
Mr. Charles J. Holmes
Mr. Paul E. Howard
Mrs. Dolores E. Jarvis
Mr. Walter F. Jarvis
Mr. Everett W. Justice
Mr. George V. Kirkland
Mr. Leo J. Krziza
Mr. David A. Landis
Mrs. Mildred R. Largent
Mr. John P. Lasher
Mr. Robert E. Lee
Mr. Richard H. Lester
Mr. Norman S. Lewis
Mr. Donald E. MacLean
Mr. John W. Mapp
Mr. Alfred T. Marsh
Mr. David C. McIlhenny
Mr. Hugh D. Morgan
Miss Lois Morgan
Mr. Maurice E. Muller
Mr. Lloyd M. Munsil
Mr. Andrew C. Nagy

Mr. Andreas Nicolaisen
Mrs. Margaret F. Nordstrom

Mr. Nickolai L. Olson
Mr. Andrew H. Page
Mr. Edward B. Parker
Mrs. S. Frances R. Pringle
Mr. Randall P. Redman
Mr. Glenn D. Redmond
Mr. Ernest M. Reinhold, Jr.
Mr. Robert L. Ridge
Mr. Edward J. Russell, Jr.
Mr. John M. Sanders
Mr. Carl H. Schmidt
Mr. Louis H. Schmidt, Jr.
Mr. Charles S. Smith
Mr. Harold L. Southwell, Jr.
Mr. Lee R. Sparks
Mr. John B. Spivey
Mr. Wilton T. Strickland
Mr. Arthur E. Sutton
Mr. Louis J. Tanassy
Mr. Jack B. Tippett
Mr. Fred R. Trout
Miss Sophie M. Trout
Mr. Justo Velez-Munoz
Mr. Robert C. Walker
Mr. Roy M. Walther




Motor Transportation
Coco Solo Hospital
Coco Solo Hospital
General Audit
Payroll & Machine
Office of Director-
E. & C. Bureau
Gorgas Hospital
Motor Transportation
Coco Solo Hospital
Internal Security Office

Miss Marie C. Weir 5/27 Schools 27
Mr. Harry E. Wentzler, Jr. 6/23 Locks 32
Mrs. Dolores C. White 6/4 Schools 22
Mr. Ray S. Witt 6/30 Electrical 22
Mr. Walter W. Woodruff 5/28 Electrical 21
Mr. Michael Zombory 6/30 Chief, License Section 31


Cdr. Paul W. Hopkins 6/30 Chief, Water Transportation 37
Mrs. Marguerite E. Poole 6/30 Procurement Division 23


Miss Mildred Bernard, of Holland, Massachusetts, and Allan
L. Wiggin, of Miami, Florida, were united in marriage on May 27,
1973, in Holland. After a motor trip to Washington and a
Caribbean cruise, Mr. and Mrs. Wiggin will reside at 6765 S. W.
26th Terrace, Miami, Florida.

The wedding of Sandra Louise Buohl to Ralph Leonard
Stinson, son of Ralph L. Stinson, of Balboa, Canal Zone, in State
College, Pennsylvania, has been reported. The groom is a graduate
of Balboa High School--about 1967. Details are not known.

Correspondence, dated June 7, 1973, from Mrs. Marjorie V.
Jones, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, informed the Society that she
had recently married and requested the files be changed to Mrs.
Marjorie V. Rosado. Currently, her address is the same:.c/o Jack
Vanderslice, R. D. 4, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Miss Susan Jungferman, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Magee and
Mr. L. Jungferman, of Arvada, Colorado, and Lee F. Kennedy, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Kennedy, formerly of Balboa, Canal Zone,
were married on June 16, 1973 in an outdoor ceremony in Grand
Lake, Colorado. They will make their home in Grand Lake.

Miss Frances Bradley Lindh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney
T. Lindh, of Merritt Island, Florida, and Mr. Robert Edward
Morrissey, son of Mr. John R. Rice and the late Mrs. Marie O. Rice
on May 25, 1973, at St. Mary's Churchin Balboa.
Mrs. Morrissey, a Balboa High School graduate, has a Bache-
lor's Degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and a Master's
Degree from the University of Mississippi. She is presently em-
ployed as a member of the faculty of the Balboa High School Busi-
ness Department. Mr. Morrissey is a graduate of Cristobal High

School and the Maine Maritime Academy. He is presently employ-
ed by the Panama Canal Company Terminals Division as Stevedore
Operations Foreman.

Miss Patricia Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanton
Martin, of Ruston, Louisiana, to Gary Hutchinson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Donald P. Hutchinson, of Diablo, Canal Zone, on April 13,
1973. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson are making their home in Ruston.

Linda M. Vogl and George E. Linfors, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Nils Linfors, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Rodman,
Canal Zone, were married on June 22, 1973, in Delray Beach,
Florida. The bride graduated from Florida Atlantic University.
The groom graduated from Balboa High School in 1965 and
Boston University in 1969.
The couple is residing at Delray Beach, Florida.

Miss Norma Marie York, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
York, formerly of the Canal Zone, and currently residing in Aiken,
South Carolina, to Mr. Walter Martin Holder, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Holder, of Lumpkin, Georgia, on May 12, 1973, in Aiken,
South Carolina.
The couple reside in Americus, Georgia, where Mr. Holder is
employed by the Department of Human Resources of Stewart

From the Arkansas Report "Peter and Janice Butz, of
Catoosa, Oklahoma, are happy to announce the birth of their
second son, George Flanric Butz, on July 9, 1973. Needless to say
Grandpa and Grandma Butz, of Springdale, Arkansas, are de-
Lenor Butz, our Arkansas Reporter, took her notes with her
to Catoosa and wrote and mailed her report for the September
issue from Catoosa, while helping out until Janice was able to
take over. Lenor is to be congratulated for sending in her interest-
ing report on our Arkansas friends. She also wrote, "The baby is
darling and so good--maybe, I'm biased!!!"

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gomez (Linda Askew) announce the
birth of a son, David Christopher, on May 13, 1973, in Mobile,
Alabama. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene I.
Askew, of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ethel and Gene Askew drove to Mobile to welcome their
new grandson.

Mr. and Mrs. David Haselip (Laurie McBride) announce the
birth of a daughter, Kimberly Anne, on May 25, 1973, in
Memphis, Tennessee. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Walter G. McBride, of Clearwater, Florida, formerly of La Boca,
Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Girard Krajcyznski (Jane Hearne) an-
nounce the birth of a son, David Allen, on June 1, 1973, at
Gorgas Hospital, Canal Zone. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Julian S. Hearne, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Paternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Krajczynski, of Philadelphia,

Staff Sergeant Bruce and Donna Lovelady announce the
birth of their second son, Timothy Bruce, at Chandler, Arizona,
on May 29, 1973. Daddy Bruce was born and reared in the Canal
Zone and is a 1963 graduate of Balboa High School.
Paternal grandparents are Rufus and Ida Lovelady, former
long-time residents of the Canal Zone, now living in Tucson,
Arizona. Maternal grandparents are Carl and Mary Smith, of
Shreveport, Louisiana. From Rufus Lovelady

Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. Newhart (Martha Ekholm), announce
the birth of a daughter, Amy Marie, on March 10, 1973. The
maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James V. Ekholm, of
Ithaca, New York.


Diana Arndt (Mrs. Rolf C.) of Perrysburg, Ohio, spent a two-
week Easter vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bronson
Powell, of Dunedin Beach, Florida. Joan Powell Arndt, also of
Perrysburg, visited her parents for two weeks in June. Celeste
Powell Fulton and two children, of Glendale, California, planned
to spend three weeks in August with her parents.
Carleton and Mae Hallett, of Largo, Florida, were visited by
Clifton and Marian Hallett and son, John, from Belmont,Cali-
fornia. Clifton is employed by the State of California as a Safety
Engineer. Many happy days were recalled as the brothers had not
seen each other in thirty years.

Mrs. Emma Barlow, of St. Petersburg, visited her daughter,
Shirley, of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in the spring, and met her
new granddaughter, a baby girl, born July 21, 1972. Mr. and
Mrs. E. Riesz (June Barlow) and two children, ages 3 and 9, were
June visitors at the home of June's mother, Mrs. Barlow. Mr. and
Mrs. Riesz live in Monrovia (Liberia), Africa, where Mr. Riesz is an
attache at the American Embassy.
Miss Judy Lindsay, who has been teaching in Japan for sever-
al years, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay in St.
Petersburg in July. When Judy returns to Japan, she plans to buy
a car and drive to her new assignment in Korea for the 1973-1974
school year.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Caldwell (Butch) visited at the home of
Ray's parents in St. Petersburg in July and saw many former
Zonians whom Ray had known during his childhood and teen
years on the Zone. Ray was accompanied by his wife. He is with
the American Embassy in Mexico.
Love of travel The Emerson Fullers of St. Petersburg left
on June 1st for an extended summer vacation. Houston, Texas
and a visit with the G. Lee Wrights was their first stop. From
Texas their plans were to drive to Denver, Los Angeles and on to
Oregon, seeing old friends in each community.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Violet (Emma Firestine), of the Canal
Zone visited with Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Sharp in St. Petersburg in
early June. In late May, the Violets were with Frank's sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Moody in Tampa.
En route to Denmark, Ditty and Wally Ishoy, of Panama
City, Panama, stopped in Fort Lauderdale where they were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Lyons who drove them to St. Petersburg
on May 30th for a ten-day visit in the area with old friends. Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene I. Askew drove the Ishoys to Holmes Beach,
Florida, for an enjoyable day with Dr. and Mrs. Robert Berger.
Mrs. Ishoy had been connected with Dr. Berger over many years
as a nurse in the Canal Zone. After about three months in Wally's
homeland, the Ishoys will return to Panama by ship.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R. Johnson (Bob and Pete), of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donovan
over the June 1st weekend. The Johnsons were en route to their
summer home at Torch Lake, Michigan. Bob and Pete are
thoroughly enjoying their retirement. Their spacious home pro-
vides a room for Pete's art work and another room for Bob's
Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Donovan left St. Petersburg in July
for routine checks at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. From

New Orleans, they will travel to South Bend, Indiana, for visits
with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Nena McMillan flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in
July for a visit with Mrs. Orlando T. Symonds.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Clemmons enjoyed a two-month trip to
Europe in the early summer.
Capt. and Mrs. Howard Johnson took a boat up north in May,
but a minor accident necessitated their flying back to Florida. In
July, they left for a trip around the world.
Ross Hollowell, President of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, visited his brother, Marion F. Hollowell, in Milton, Dela-
ware in late June.
Mary Esslinger, of Washington, D. C. and Joel Esslinger, of
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were home in July to help their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Houston Esslinger celebrate their wedding anni-
versary on July 10th.
Family reunions for the Robert H. Hicks family in St. Peters-
burg Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kelley and three children, Mark, Marcy,
and Mary Joy, of Houston, Texas, spent two weeks in St. Peters-
burg with Mary Alice's parents. Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chapman
(Dorothy) and three children, Priscilla, Jonathan and David, who
for several years have been in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, were also
summer visitors. Dr. Chapman is on an indefinite furlough and is
again connected with the Cannon Hospital in Elks, North Carolina.
On June 19th, Mrs. Stephanie May (Beck) and her two children,
Mandy, age 51/ and Chris, age 11/2, of Evanston, Illinois, arrived for
a visit of a few days with her mother, Mrs. Paul L. Beck, of Roth-
moor Estates, Largo, Florida. On June 25th, Mrs. Beck accompa-
nied Stephanie and family to Findley, Ohio, for a short visit with
Mrs. Beck's sister. On July 1st they drove to Evanston. Dr.
Stephen May is a professor at Northwestern University and this
is the Director of the Cherub Program.
Mrs. Beck will return to her home in Largo, Florida, at the
end of September.
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Howard returned in June from a
month's visit with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E.
W. Ames in California. Mary and Sandy have bought a new home
in Foster City; they also have a new cocker spaniel named Char.
The Howards visited with Elvira Bryne at her apartment and talked
with Ernie and Evelyn Payne who were busy packing for a trip to
Minnesota. Other guests at Elvira's home were Elsie Halliwell and
Jeanne Brown, former teachers on the Zone. A luncheon given by
Elsie Halliwell included Eloise Monroe Simpson and her husband.

Eloise wanted to be remembered to all her former friends of the
Canal Zone Days. The Howards also contacted Dr. Herbie Mitten
in Oakland who said they would call, but they evidently got lost on
the way. Dr. Mitten has had a serious operation on his hip with the
installment of a new ball and socket but he stated by phone that
he was playing golf as well as ever. The Howards were also enter-
tained by Kenny, Dorothy and Judy Davies who live in Palo
Alto Kenny used to work in the Postal Service under Abie's
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Fraser, Jr., and son, Jimmy of the Canal
Zone were guests of Mr. James Andrew Fraser in St. Petersburg in
early June.
Mr. Constant Chase, a recent retiree, was a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Reece for a few days in late May. Mr. Chase's new ad-
dress is: 106 Cedarwood Circle, Seminole, Florida 33492.
Louis Bradley of New York City paid a week's visit to
Margaret and George Martin of Clearwater. Louis came for the
25th reunion of the 1948 class of St. Petersburg High School in
Kenneth (Red) Coleman, retired Canal Zone Fire Captain,
was the guest of Helen and Joe Cicero in Clearwater in June. Red
was up for a visit from the Canal Zone.
Shirley and Larry Barca, of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone,
visited their families in St. Petersburg (the Senior Barcas) and
Gulfport (Mrs. Barca's mother, Mrs. Edna Sanford) in early June.
Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley, of Clearwater, Florida, flew to
Puerto Rico the last week in April to visit Sam, Jr. and his family.
Captain Rowley joined them three weeks later, and the Rowley
family drove to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, for a Shrine (Abou Saad)
banquet, honoring the Potentate, Davis Stevenson and his Lady,
June, of Panama. They also attended the Shrine ceremonial activi-
ties in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
On their return to Clearwater, they had their daughter,
Dorothy Gerhart, with her two young children, Suzanne and
Brian. Dorothy and husband Jim arrived on June 28th, as well as
Sam, Jr., his wife and two children. Sam Jr. has resigned from his
job in Puerto, Rico. Lori Lee Stevenson arrived with Dorothy Ger-
hart from the Zone. She is number one granddaughter.
On June 30th, the Rowleys and Gerharts drove to Atlanta,
Georgia, for the Shrine Convention where we met Canal Zone
Shriners from different parts of the United States as well as from
the Zone. While there, Dorothy and Jim Gerhart learned that they
were to be transferred to Berlin, Germany, as of August 10th.
So, it was with a sense of loss that we said goodbye to the

Gerharts for three years. We did enjoy being included in activities
of Abou Saad with Davis and June, but we left a day early as we
were looking forward to getting home to Clearwater to see our
friends Alma and Bob Brown from Huntington Beach, California,
with their family. We all went to the July meeting in Gulfport.
The Ernest Van Horns, of the Canal Zone, were with us for a
few days in the middle of July.
We will be heading for Quoque, Long Island, to see Sam's
mother and then to visit the Henry Bigelow's in Westminister
Massachusetts. After that, we plan to go to New Jersey to be with
the Balboa High School graduates on July 28th for their annual
reunion. Sara Rowley
To the Canal Zone: Mrs. Harry J. (Jackie) Linker left on
June 12th for a visit on the Isthmus. Mrs. Blanche Briscoe planned
to spend the month of July in the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton E. Jones, of Largo, Florida, attended the
graduation exercises of their son, Harry, at Southern Methodist
University in June. Harry is now working in Dallas. They also
went to Austin, Kerrville, and Weslaco, seeing many old friends at
each stop. Another trip made by the Joneses was to Wisconsin to
the Golden Wedding Anniversary of an aunt and uncle. En route,
they stopped in Nashville, Tennessee, to see Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Carpenter and reported that Mr. Carpenter was doing fine. They
returned by way of North Carolina where they visited Alton's
sister and other relatives.
Col. and Mrs. S. T. Stacy, of Treasure Island, Florida, enjoyed
visits from their children and families during the summer months.
Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Horine (Mary Ellen Stacy) and three
children, Stace, Sherwood, and Mary Sheryl were guests for three
weeks in July. Dr. Horine, now a full professor at Appalachian
State University, Boone, North Carolina, is Chairman of the
Health, Safety, Physical Education and Recreation Department at
the University.
Their son, Major S. Stacy, his wife and three children were
expected from Minot A. F. B. North Dakota, in early August for
a week's visit.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sylvestre left St. Petersburg in late May
for a three-week visit with Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Smith (Mary Jane
Sylvestre) and five grandchildren, Karen, Linda, Tony, Jimmy and
Jackie, in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Sylvestres were just back
home for a few days when Mrs. Robert Simpson (Peggy Sylvestre)
and son David, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, arrived for a short
visit. In mid-July, the Sylvestres and the James C. Woods drove tc

North Carolina for a delightful two-week vacation in the moun-
tains. They expect to relax at home until the football games
start in the fall and then plan to drive to Fort Walton Beach for
some of the games--granddaughter, Sandy Simpson is one of the
Mrs. Dorothy Hamlin reported that she had a delightful visit
with her daughter, Janie (Mrs. H. W. Leffingwell, Jr.), and family
in New Canaan, Connecticut, and that she saw many old friends
while on her trip -- in particular, she mentioned seeing the
Garlingtons in Newberry, South Carolina, and Harriet Taylor in
North Carolina.
Summertime and the school vacation brought guests to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jones of St. Petersburg--their three
grandchildren from the Canal Zone. The children also visited in
Ohio before returning to the Zone.
Mrs. G. Carter Orr left St. Petersburg in early August for an
extended visit with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. T. C.
Orr and her two grandsons in Shelter Island, New York.

The speaker for the July 5th, 1973, meeting of the Suncoast
Archaeological Society in St. Petersburg was Captain C. Stuart
Townshend whose topic was "Precolombian Artifacts and Present
Day Indian Cultures in Central America."
Captain Townshend spent 50 years in the maritime service,
35 of which he spent in the capacity of pilot on the Panama Canal.
He and his wife spent many of their annual two-month vacations
studying the past and present Indian cultures, and they became
interested in archaeology and in digging as an avocation. Besides
studying the different tribes of the interior of Panama, they
broadened their field to Colombia in the South, to Mexico, and
even to Alaska where they spent some time above the Arctic
A brief explanatory lecture on Indian culture and problems
involved in obtaining many ancient artifacts was followed by
slides of scenes in Panama and on many of the artifacts, some of
which were on display at the meeting. Following the lecture an
enthusiastic audience examined the artifacts on display.
The Townshends are very interested in having their fabulous
collection kept intact and have contacted a number of museums,
but to date nothing has materialized regarding the preservation of
the artifacts which depict the Indian culture -- some dating back
hundreds of years.
Although Captain Townshend retired in 1958, he has con-
tinued his maritime work as Admiralty consultant and surveyor.

Mrs. Townshend was formerly an official in the Chase Bank in
Panama, and as recently as two years ago, retired as Dean of a
woman's executive college in New York.
Several members of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
attended the meeting.

A unique group of women gather each Monday morning
around 10 a.m. for coffee and goodies in one another's Kensington
Park homes.
You wouldn't guess what makes them unique at first glance.
They're attractive, middle-aged, smartly dressed. But listen to
them talk for a few minutes. Most of their conversation centers
on doings in the Panama Canal Zone!
All of the 25-30 women once lived in the Zone, and their
husbands are retired from positions held there with the Panama
Canal Company.
Frances (Mrs. Roger A.) Orvis tells how the big movement
from the Panama Canal Zone to Kensington Park all began until
now when there are 29 separate listings of former Zone residents
in the park directory.
Roger and Frances toured Florida for several years looking
for a future retirement spot. "We found Sarasota and Kensington
Park, then just developing, bought property and built a home in
October of 1958. In 1959, we flew up when our house was com-
pleted and spent our first Christmas in it with our sons and their
families-though it was more like camping out, so sparsely was the
house furnished," Frances laughed.
"We took pictures and literature back to show to our friends in
the Zone," Frances continued the tale, "and many of them bought
property just from that information, without ever seeing it in
Another Canal Zone couple, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Barnes lived
in Ridgely, West Virginia, when he retired in 1953. They came
down to occupy the Orvises' home from January to March in
1960, until Roger's retirement in April when they moved up
"The Barneses liked the area so well that they moved here
from West Virginia," Fran said. "And shortly after we bought
our property, Michael and Marion Greene purchased a lot in 1959,
though he didn't retire until April, 1964."
The Canal Zone Sewing Group began meeting in 1965 with
about eight women gathering each Monday morning in someone's

home. Now, members don't always bring sewing, preferring to
chat and pass around letters recently received from Panama.
Some members, not present when the photo was taken at a
gathering in Mrs. Harry V. Cain's home, are Mrs. Gladys
Humphrey, Mrs. J. O. Barnes, Mrs. William Hughes, Mrs. T. J.
Ebdon, Mrs. Edith Eppley, Mrs. William Hitchcock, Mrs. George
Roth, Mrs. Fred Schwartz, Mrs. Carl Starke and Mrs. Walter
And, by no means, do all the former Panama Canal Zone
residents who live in Kensington Park, belong to the Sewing Group.
It isn't possible to list all of them, but just to give you an
idea how extensive this great movement is from the Zone to
Kensington-there are nine former Zone families now living on one
street-Tee Road! See Picture Section

A wonderful family reunion of the William J. Dorgan family
was held in New Jersey in late June and early July. Present were
the three children of Bill and Elsie, eleven of their grandchildren,
and their first great-grandchild, so that four generations were
The Monticello Motel in Bellmawr was the headquarters for
the family get-together. Arriving from the Netherlands with his
wife, Carmen, and four children, was Bill, Jr., who is a chemical
engineer with Mobil Oil. After many years of overseas work with
Mobil, they will now be making their home in the United States.
From the Canal Zone came Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carlin (Jeannine)
and their four daughters, and representing New Mexico were Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Meketa (Jackie) and their two youngest children.
From Boston came Mr. and Mrs. James Meketa with their two-
month-old son, Deneb. Deneb is the first grandchild of the Charles
Meketas and was the first great-grandchild for the Dorgans -
and was, therefore, quite the center of attention.
One of the highlights of the reunion was the family picnic
with 33 relatives and members of the family attending. -- Mrs.
Charles Meketa
BACK TO SCHOOL Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Argo, who now
reside in Laguna Hills, California, will enjoy the South Pacific
this summer as members of the World Campus Afloat from Chap-
man College on a travel-study cruise. Formerly of Gatun Locks,
they now live at the retirement community and are a part of a
large delegation from Leisure World who are making the cruise.
They will visit Tahiti, the Fiji Islands, New Guinea, the Philippines
and Hong Kong. They will fly home from Hong Kong. Mr. Argo,

a Kiwanian, is also attending the service club seminar aboard ship,
which involves visitation to service clubs in each of the ports
visited. See Picture Section

Former Zonians DO LIKE TO TRAVEL. The George Pooles,
of Schenectady, New York, certainly do "get around" and thought-
fully keep us informed even to sending interesting travel bro-
chures on their latest trip. They report their last trip in a note
dated July 10th "We had a wonderful ten days up here in
Canada. Last year we went to St. John and Halifax this year to
the Prince Edward Island. They were celebrating their 100th
Anniversary, and the Queen was over for three days.
"All the hotels and motels were filled up, so we were fortu-
nate to get a room out at the Prince Edward Island University for
a week before summer school. We rode buses and had boat trips.
We were able to see the show, "Ann of Green Gables" and visit
the home of "Green Gables" in Cavendish. We also visited "Pooles
Auristela and George plan to be in St. Petersburg in Decem-
ber for the winter months.

From Ann and Al Houston, San Diego, California "After
leaving New Orleans in April, we visited in Sedalia, Missouri. We
got caught in a blizzard that even blocked tLe interstate highways.
As soon as the highways were cleared we took off for San Diego.
"In early May I received an offer of employment in Sequoia
National Park for the summer season. I am working in the Cafe-
teria and Ann is also employed. Such a beautiful place to spend
the summer! As we are at the 7,000 foot level, we still have some
snow drifts No Smog or even Cloudy Skies!
"We were sorry to miss the Panama Canal Society luncheon at
Long Beach recently and also the one at Knotts' Berry Farm
earlier in the year.

Mr. Sam Patchett, of Miami, formerly of Cristobal, under-
went surgery in January. His daughter Irma Kruzich flew from
Seattle to Miami to be with him; Sam had a speedy recovery and
hasn't changed from his Canal Zone days. On June 14th he
traveled to the Canal Zone and will reside indefinitely with his
daughter, Anna and son-in-law, Robert C. Calvit and family.
His new address is P. O. Box 3667, Balboa, Canal Zone.

News from Wilma and Slim Bauman, Fairhope, Alabama -
"We were most happy and much surprised to bump into Julie and

R. T. (Tex) Vestal in our London hotel last spring. We were in
Britain, Isle of Man, and France during May and June. It was our
most enjoyable European trip ever as we experienced unusually de-
lightful weather everywhere we went.
"Since our return to Alabama the first of July, we have en-
joyed visitors from the Canal Zone as well as from the States -
many of whom were formerly residents of the Zone. From the
Zone we have been happy to have Bart Elich and family, Dick
(R. K.) Erbe and family, and the Jimmy DesLondes family.
"Irvin is presently fishing with our older son, Ronald, at
Campeche, Mexico (Yucatan), and we are planning a trip to
Canada in August.

News from the Marquards in Sunnyvale, California "Still
enjoying our retirement and the beautiful weather out here in
Sunnyvale, 45 miles south of San Franscisco. Had a nice visit
from our son, Babe, and his wife, Leonor, during the Easter Holi-
days; they are now living in Houston, Texas. After-Babe left for
home, we were surprised by a visit with Hod and Jan Jenner from
Ocala, Florida. We showed them a little of the area and talked
about the old Commissary gang. Teddy Kaufer stopped by to see
us while visiting his mother and sisters in San Jose. Joe's mother,
Mrs. Josephine Brennan and her brother, Frankie from the Zone
spent the month of July with us. Mrs. Brennan came up to be with
us for the birth of our first grandchild, born to Bonnie and Bill
Locke on June 28th. Her name is Carrie Michelle Locke. Her
other maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Canfield of
this area. Her great-grandmother is Mrs. Rose Marquard, of Vine-
land, New Jersey, formerly of the Canal Zone.
"When any of you folks are driving out this way, we are only
a couple of miles from Highway 101 which goes from Frisco to Los
Angeles. Stop in and say hello." See Picture Section.

Mr. John R. Keenan visited his family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
U. Keenan, in Western Springs, Illinois, in June. The weather in
Illinois was warmer than in Wyoming but although winters are
severe in Wyoming, John loves the beauty of nature, the moun-
tains, valleys, lakes, and wide open spaces of the West and North-
west, but he wrote, "Father Time is haltering my footsteps, and
I cannot take it like I used to." He closed his letter, "I will always
have a warm spot for my friends of years gone by that I lived near
and met in the Canal Zone." Mr. Keenan also sent in an address
change: 903 SunValley Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.

Mr. and Mrs. William Regan were guests of Mrs. Margaret F.
Morris, of Wallace, North Carolina. Mr. Regan is with the U. S.
State Department Foreign Service. Mrs. Morris met the Regans
while she and the Regans were living in Panama.

Mrs. Ann Bartholomew, of Mineral Wells, Texas "I'm on
the move again. Some day I just might find that 'just right' place
.again and L stay put. I just returned from a four-week visit with my
family, the Kruegers, on the Canal Zone. There have been many
changes, but I still had that feeling of 'home' and loved every
minute of it. There are not too many I know there, anymore, but
it was great seeing the few familiar faces."

"Steve and Lucille Fulop left Rosewell, New Mexico, on
April 20th on a two-month trip. Their first stop was Fort Worth,
Texas, to see the Frank Chollars who retired several years ago.
They then drove to Norman, Oklahoma, to visit Betty J. Opry who
had worked in the Army Finance Office for many years. They
later witnessed the devastating flood near St. Louis and stopped
in Belleville, Illinois, to see the Hank Geigers who were also former
Army employees in Corozal. Their nextstop was Nashville,
Tennessee, at the George Sanfords. They had a great time with all
these former Canal Zone folks, talking over old times in the Zone.
They next drove to Atlanta where Lucille stayed with Fannie
Harris, a former Cashier at the Tivoli Hotel, while Steve flew to
Panama for three weeks. Needless to say, Steve enjoyed seeing
old friends and, especially his new granddaughter, Leah, daughter
of Rosanne and Joe Garcia of Diablo Heights. Lucilleiand Fannie
drove to the Smoky Mountains to see Lucille's brother and
saw many interesting places in the Carolinas and Georgia. They
stopped overnight in Albany, Georgia, with Nell and Bill Waldron
who are really enjoying retirement in their lovely home. They
then joined Steve in Tampa where they saw their son, Mike. They
also visited Madeline Corn in Pinellas Park and saw briefly Roland
and Hattie Jones in Gulfport before starting westward. Fannie
drove back to New Mexico with them via New Orleans, Houston,
and San Antonio. She flew back to Atlanta after a couple of
weeks sightseeing in Arizona and New Mexico.
With the above news the Fulops also sent an address change -
15010-C Via Montuosa, San Diego, California 92129. "New Mexi-
co winters are too cold and snowy for tropical people like us!"
Harrietta Zachary, housekeeper and companion for Miss
Myrtle Whaley, of Chelan, Washington, wrote Mrs. Jean Mann

thanking her for a note Jean had sent to Miss Whaley "She was
very pleased to know that some of her students remembered her
with kindness."
Many, many others remember Myrtle Whaley and a multi-
tude of pleasant associations with her in the past as a teacher,
librarian, and friend. As one of a group of teachers who occu-
pied what was known as the Admiral's House on Fourth of July
Avenue, in Ancon, many will recall social gatherings, particularly
the annual Carnival Tea held at the Admiral's House.
Miss Whaley went to the Isthmus in September, 1924, and re-
tired in 1943, when she went back to her old home in Chelan,
Harrietta Zachary, who has been with Miss Whaley for only a
year, wrote that with arthritis in her hand, that most of the time,
Miss Whaley can barely sign her name. "A year or two ago, she
suffered a stroke which left one side quite weak so she is in a
wheelchair all of the time. She also has to have a transfusion every
six or eight weeks as her system no longer makes red blood cells.
Now, with all that, you would think she would give up, but she
doesn't...she is quite cheerful with a good memory...She loves com-
pany, and if she can have the Historical Society meeting here, she
is tickled pink. She regrets having to give up the Garden Club and
Church work as well as other activities and clubs more than
anything but still keeps interested in some of them as much as she
"Miss Whaley always enjoys letters from friends."

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lovelady (Vera Jeffries) planned on go-
ing to the Canal Zone on May 11 to visit their son, Curtis Jeffries
and his wife, Jinger (Reinhardt) and family. They also had taken a
trip to Fort Rucker, Alabama, to visit son Roy Jeffries, wife
Barbara, and family for two weeks. They 'visited Thelma Bull in
Tarpon Springs and Captain Ryter of Leesburg, Florida. They re-
turned home in time to help Pearl and Walter Brown of Merritt Is-
land celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on May 8th.

News from Frances A. Dillon, Trenton, New Jersey The
Dillon Family is fine. My younger sister Helen McDonald gave
birth to her second child, Joyce, born April 12. Grandpop John
is now enjoying the pleasures of two of his grandchildren.
Jim lives in Denver, Colorado, and travels home at frequent inter-
vals for visits. He keeps telling the rest of us to go west.
Richard and his family will be traveling around the country
this summer. They plan to take the Pan American trip home

again their second time as they completed the journey two
years ago and loved it.

Mrs. Welsey Simpson (Eloise Monroe) reports a very wet,
cold year in sunny California with many of their plants freezing.
They recently (May 26) had had a visit from Helen Patterson
Schrum and Bill who live in Great Falls, Montana. The status of
the dollar abroad and gasoline problems in the United States had
influenced them to forego any plans for a summer trip and they
plan to stay near home.

Mrs. Elsie Fowkes Jackson, of Alexandria, Virginia, and a
friend, Mrs. Harry S. Cobey, Sr. of Lynchburg, Virginia, plan to
leave in September for Australia. They will fly to California and
Hawaii where they will take the steamer, Mariposa, to Moorea,
Papeete, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, Mount Cook,
Fiji, Tin Can Island, Pago Pago and then cruise back to Hawaii and
from there flying back to Virginia.
Mrs. Jackson, a former nurse (1936-1939) at Colon, Hospital,
Canal Zone, was the first woman to get a navigator's license for
the Canal Atlantic to Pacific, 1939.

Mrs. Martha Beissel, a new member of the Society, is now liv-
ing with Charlotte and her husband, Edward Leftwich, in Naples,
Florida. Mrs. Beissel lived in Balboa for 25 years and misses all her
old friends. Mr. Beissel died in 1937.

Evelyn Shuey, Neosho, Missouri, writes that they were travel-
ing in November in their Airstream. They spent the month of
December with their daughter, Edith (Mrs. Wm. Lovell), in
Jupiter, Florida, and then went to the Texas Valley and finally
to Lukeville, Arizona. As a result of illness of her husband, they
then had to return home.

News from Mrs. Theodore P. Kroll (Gretchen Staples), May
28th, 1973 "Effective the end of July, 1973, my husband Ted
and I and our two sons (Teddie and Timmie ages 4 and 2) will
be moving to Brussels, Belgium, where Ted will be working at the
American Embassy. We have enjoyed being back in the U. S. for
the past six years while he was working here at the Department of
State but now we look forward to travel once again!
visit us here in Virginia in June before we leave and also my
brother Cody and his family. I only wish there were time for us
to make a trip to Florida to say good-by to friends there and es-

pecially my Aunt Gretchen and Uncle Babe Melanson, but unfortu-
nately there is not. We still hope to make one of the annual re-
unions in St. Pete someday, too! But, in the meantime, how we
enjoy the RECORD it really keeps me up-to-date on so many
friends even friends of my parents whom I remember from
Panama days when I was quite young.
"Our new address is: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Kroll, Ameri-
can Embassy, APO New York, New York, 09667."

Postal problems in Greece, too!! Mrs. Elizabeth Sudron, ex-
asperated with failure to get mail in Athens, sent a letter of
complaint to the Postmaster in Athens with a carbon copy to the
Prime Minister, His Excellency, Mr. George Papadopoulos, detail-
ing six complaints of nondelivery of mail. Although she has not
heard from Mr. Papadopoulos, an inspector did call on her and
after hearing her complaints, within two days she received one
package and two magazines "one of them the Panama Canal
Bulletin which I read with relish."

Mrs. Sudon went to Russia in April "What a police state!!
Wouldn't have missed it interesting but cold." In June, she
hoped to go to Israel, her first trip there. "Anyhow, I enjoyed the
March issue and hope the June one comes without my prodding,
but, if it is necessary, Prod I Can."
After September 15, 1973, Mrs. Sudrons address will be 622
Funston Place, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

News of Yvonne H. Bakker, La Mirada, California: "Mom,
Nettie E.Bertrand,was released from the hospital today (June 13)
after undergoing extensive tests to explain her 'sweats' as well as
some repair work. She is feeling fine, and the surgeon didn't be-
lieve her age 78 in September for she was so healthy and took
the surgery with flying colors. All tests were normal, but they
still aren't sure what makes the sweats.
"May 22, 1973, I won a blue ribbon first-place ribbon in the
Santa Fe Springs' Art Show for my framed 'yarn painting' of
Symbols of Panama. The month of June it hangs in the Santa Fe
Springs' City Hall.
"La Ree Lowery, my eldest daughter, presented me with a i
granddaughter last February. La Ree married a young man, whom
she met on her 17th birthday splash party at Howard AFB, Canal
Zone, several months after she turned 18 in the States. I have
another 412 year-old granddaughter.

"Rene, my second, is seeing different parts of the U. S. at the
present, and the other four are with their father in the Canal Zone.
"I keep having kidney infections and attacks which slow me
down some, but I continue to work on my rugs. The doctors are
trying a new kidney pill on me to see if they can rout the un-
wanted bacteria from my system to stop the infection.
"Also, I am being trained by the local office of the Cancer
Society as an Ostomate counselor meaning that I'll be called in
by surgeons to talk with patients facing that type of surgery be-
fore or after, depending on the doctor. Volunteer work, of course-
can't seem to get a job, anywhere except occasional baby sitting.
"One of these days I hope to have a showing of all my rugs.
but even though I find interested people, nothing happens. Have
to get more grit in my craw, I guess, and look confident, even
though I'm not. Maybe someday soon, I'll strike it rich and be
able to show my rugs to the Florida group.

The MOTTO for the State of Texas is Friendship (carrying
out the meaning of the Indian word, Tejas friends, from which
Texas derives its name). Perhaps that is the explanation of so
many recent retirees choosing the town of Kerrville for retire-
ment homes.
William R. (Bob) Byrd and his wife, Mildred, their two child-
ren, Donald and Pidgie, and two friends left the Canal Zone in late
July in their road-runner camper to drive back to the States and
their new home in Kerrville, Texas. Bob Byrd is the son of Dr.
Jesse L. Byrd, former Canal Zone Health Officer in Cristobal.
He attended the Canal Zone schools and served as an apprentice in
the blacksmith shop. He later worked with the U. S. Navy, the
former Commissary Division, and the Washington and Tivoli
Hotels. He joined the Terminals Division in 1953.
Before he became interested in camper travel through Latin
America, Mr. Byrd and his wife were ardent sailors. This interest
lasted for 23 years and covered the time that he lived on both the
Pacific and Atlantic side. He owned a cabin cruiser and was a
member of the Cristobal Yacht Club. He joined the Canal Zone
Pacific Power Squadron and achieved the rank of lieutenant.
His other activiites outside his job with the Terminal Di-
vision have included the Lions Club of Coco Solo; Salvation
Army Advisory Board, Leica Camera Club, the Canal Zone Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross and the Road Runners Club. Prior
to his departure for the United States, Mr. Byrd was presented
with a special Red Cross certificate and a plaque in recognition
of the many hours he spent teaching first aid to Boy Scouts, Pink
Girls and many Panama Canal employees.

Kerrville certainly will welcome Bob Byrd as he has the repu-
tation of "being able to repair anything from a rollar skate to a
leaky roof!" Naturally, the Byrds will also be welcomed as old
friends for the term Canal Zoner is synonymous with friend.
Their new address is: 611-C Harper Road, Kerrville, Texas

News from Mrs. W. J. Cronan (Mary Foley) Greetings to
all the members of the Panama Canal Society! This letter is to ad-
vise our Society that our new mailing address is our home at 214
West Richard Street, Santa Maria, California 93454. The first
Canal Zone visitors to our retirement home here in California were
the Ted Kaufer family from Margarita, Canal Zone. The Kaufers
spent their first few vacation days in San Jose, California, with
Mrs. Norine Kaufer, Ted's mother, and Vicky Kaufer, Ted and
Anita's daughter, who has been attending school there for the
past year. Very soon thereafter Anita, Ted, Sandy, Norine, and
Teddy headed south to Santa Fe and us. They arrived on June
first. We happily squeezed everyone in at the dinner table that
night, and after a joyful reunion we took off for one of the biggest
events of the year The Elks Lodge 1538 Rodeo. It was fascinat-
ing to watch the wild "going ons" of the local cowboys. The queen
of the Rodeo was also crowned with a cowboy hat trimmed with
rhinestones. Finally, we all managed to grab a few winks of sleep,
and the following morning took in the Elks Rodeo parade with
some two hundred senior units plus an hour of junior divisions
participating. Really, it was quite a get-together. After the big
round-up, we were "all in" and hustled to our house for a couple
of cool drinks and assorted sandwiches. Saying goodbye on June
second to Ted, Anita, and Sandy was an unhappy event. But our
compensation was that they left Norine and Teddy here with our
Mary and William for a week of teen-age fun!
As for the Canal Zone Record we enjoy it from the first to
the last page, and we hope that the Society will remain strong.

News from Marien Evens Goldstrohm, Coral Gables, Flor-
ida "We've just returned from Raleigh, North Carolina, where
we visited the two grandbabies and their mom and dad. Pete (my
son, whose real name is Karl we've always called him Pete) is
District Manager for Mobil Oil in North Carolina. He was born at
Gorgas Hospital in 1947. They have two lovely (what else??)
kids a boy, Karl, Jr., 3-years old, and a new baby girl, Kim, 8
months old...

"Bill March came to Miami Beach for the Builders' Convention
in April and has big plans for the Class of 1943 Reunion. We had
a couple of evening sessions while he was in town, and Mel and I
enjoyed him very much. He hasn't changed a bit just as comical
as ever!"

Mr. and Mrs. J. Trimble, Hicksville, Long Island, report on
family news. "Jim and I spent last Christmas with our daughter,
Jane, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Jane had a party for the old-
timers. Mrs. Arthur Goulet, who lives near Jane, was there. We
flew out by jet and after Christmas, Jane, her hubby, and grand-
children drove us to Arizona (Sun City) to visit Jim's brother and
sister-in-law. We then went back to Jane's for a New Year's Eve
party at the Officer's Club. I got pneumonia from a cold caught
in Sun City and was in the hospital 13 days so we got back to New
York on January 22nd instead of January 4th. I'm back to normal
again. Had George and his wife and youngsters here for Easter.
One grandchild stayed with us for the Easter vacation so we drove
to Vermont the week after Easter to take her home. Our son is a
Staff Sergeant in the Air Force at Plattsburg. He has been in Thai-
land, Taiwan, France and Vietnam but Thank God is now home.
They live in Vermont. Anne Marie is in the Panama Canal Zone
with her husband and five children. Lisa is married and Jimmy
works in Cleveland. Jane lives in Alamogordo. Her daughter,
Stephanie, was inducted into the National Honor Society and has
received two scholarships for college. She will go to the Uni-
versity of New Mexico. Jodi, her son, will enter New Mexico
Military Institute in the fall. Michael, who is in Germany with the
Army, is engaged to a girl living near us. He will be home in June
and will be married then. They will live in California. In August,
Jane's daughter, Cathy, will make me a great-grandmother...
"We plan to go see our lot in Port Charlotte this summer.
Anyone coming this way, we will be happy to see..."

Joe and Blanche Stabler who retired in January, 1973, have
enjoyed traveling through nine states in recent months. In June,
they settled in Bryan, Texas 313 Dunn Street, 77801.

Another ex-Zonian to Kerrville, Texas! Jackie and Arch Dale
Bishop's current address is General Delivery, Kerrville 78028.
They wrote (June 28) "We arrived here two weeks ago and like it
very much. At this time, homes are hard to come by, but hope-
fully, we will find something soon as we want to settle here."

The Annual Panama Canal Zone "Brats" Reunion, held July
7-8 in Fort Lauderdale was another success. Many of the Zonites
who live on the Gold Coast got together for two happy occasions.
Saturday night many of the "younger generation" met at the
home of Edna (Hart) and Joe Musso for a heck of a good party.
Members of the Class of '53 reminisced and disbelieved that it
had been twenty years. Among the 1953 graduates from far
away places were: Bruce True, California, Jennye Stephens
Johnson, flew in from Dallas; Ed Benny from Hatch, New Mexico;
Bob Fishbough and his wife, Rosa, were there from the Canal
Zone; Joe Oliver (and Angela) came up from Miami.
They were joined in thought by classmates who called Lucy
Driscoll Howe, Rosemary Hollander McCorke, Eileen Bleakley
Swisher and Gertrude Foreman Alexander. Fred Sill, who lives in
London, sent a telegram. Judy McCoy, Lyla Lou Womack Zimmer-
lee, Carl Widell, Ann Gorman Guidotti, Marilyn Ford Foster and
Mary Dillon Connard wrote letters. Anna Galloway Daniel also
sent a letter inviting anyone passing through Houston to call
Others who attended the party were Ben Thomas, Charlie
Leves, Jim Slice, Tom Davidson, Dan Donaldson, Nancy Donald-
son, Dave and Billie Sue (Spencer) Richard, Bill and Sue (Mable)
Halvosa, Bob and Vaniece Quinn, Sal and Joy Aleguas, Bruce and
Sandra (Hughes) Claflin and Paul and Lynda (Geyer) Goldstein.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams represented the retired Zonians in
Fort Lauderdale, and both were fondly recalled from High school
days and greeted warmly.
Sunday's picnic was enjoyed by many of the same people. In
addition, Melissa Dolan, Leona (Hart) and Fred Lee and Tom
Jordan joined in the fun. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thomas and Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Hunter were there for the retired Pan Canal Employees.
Everyone had a wonderful time!!!
The reunion is scheduled to be held in the Cape Kennedy
area next year. Anyone interested, contact Sandra (Hughes) Cla-
flin, 285 Antigua Drive, Merritt Island, Florida 32952. -Sub-
mitted by Edna (Hart) Musso.
Edna also wrote an interesting comment in response to the
Editor's statement that we liked news of the younger generation.
"We don't read much about our own age group because, as Judy
McCoy wrote, '...all our friends are already married, through hav-
ing kids, and too young to retire which means they are at the
awkward age for the Record.' Such a dilemma is easily remedied!
SEND US NEWS. Your ties with the Canal Zone are strong as
evidenced by your yearly get-together. Editor

The Balboa High School Class of 1963 held its 10th Reunion
in Palo Alto, California, on June 10, 1973. Seventeen members of
the graduating Class of 1963 gathered at the Stanford Faculty
Club for a Reunion dinner. Attending were: Al Osborne, Valerie
Smith Hageman, Sheila Sheridan Bowen, Selma Skeir Klipper,
Margie Morris Hanesworth, John Janssen, 1 Bill Eldrige, Lesley
Hendricks Litzenberger, Miki Garcia, Esther Whitney Phillips, Carla
Elich Revell, Jean Todd, Roger Kat, Mike LeBrun, Patty Lawyer,
Arliene Peterson, and Doug Aseron. Also attending were several
spouses and three earlier graduates of Balboa High School Mike
Klipper, Bob Bowen, and Charlie Cross. A newsletter concerning
the whereabouts of nearly 125 classmates will be mailed in August.
For more information write me Margie Morris Hanesworth, 693
Encina Grande Drive, Palo Alto, California 94306.

A Sequel on the Sam Rowley Report with news of the Annu-
al Reunion of the Balboa High School Graduates of the 1930's -
"We've been on the move again. This time we went North. Had
the added fun of having our thirteen-year-old granddaughter with
us, Lori Lee Stevenson, of Panama City, Republic of Panama. Our
first stop was at my brother's, Landen and Joyce Gunn, of Ponte
Vedra, Florida. After spending the weekend with them we went to
Quogue, Long Island, to see Sam's mother who is still going strong
at 98 years young. After a few days in Quogue, we visited friends
in Port Jefferson and then went on to Massachusetts to visit the
Henry Bigelows in Westminster. They are fine and will return to
Florida in October. We took a trip with the Bigelows to Quechee
Gorge in Hanover, Vermont. Had lunch at the Interim Clubhouse
with the President of the Development and his lovely wife and
found that Edward A. Doolan is building a house there.
Another highlight of our trip was the reunion of the class-
mates of Balboa High School of the 1930's. What a day! The re-
union was held at the home of Bruce Onderdonk and his lovely
wife, Jackie, who put on a spectacular day. After a lunch on their
lawn, the fun and games began badminton, horseshoes, and swim-
ming. There were forty-three adults and about ten young teen-
agers. Henry Brewerton gave us a treat by doing his thing on the
diving board he hasn't lost his touch after all these years when
we were diving partners. I've lost mine, but he's still going strong.
He and Frank Key, August Schwinderman, Walter Jones, and our
host, Bruce Onderdonk. had a good time playing ball in the pool
with the teenagers. We had a scrumptious lunch and then spent
hours looking at old albums and the Zonians of the 1930's. We
had a wonderful dinner on the lawn, and after dark Glen Kirk-
patrick showed the slides of their trip to Panama last March; We

especially enjoyed the slides of Toboga, site of many happy hours
during our school years.
"Those attending the reunion, besides ourselves, were: the
Host and Hostess, Bruce and Jackie Onderdonk; Jack, Gloria and
Allen Brown; August and Eleanor (Hammond) Schwinderman;
Eddie and Jane Curtis; Tede (Duff) Lyng; Agnes (Tonneson)
Jamke; Bill and Midge (Dennis) Bain; Mrs. Jo Dennis; Jo (Dennis)
Konover; Jim and Jean (Dennis) Herbert; Stan and Ella (Jones)
Specht; Henry and Jean Brewerton; Edwin Jones; Walter and
Harriet (Ottman) Jones; Frank and Elizabeth (Tonneson) Key;
Glen and Wilma (Reynolds) Kirkpatrick; Jack and Betty (Searcy)
Rathberger; Pat (Thompson) and Paul Bujalski; Jack and Grace
(Jones) Carey; John and Patricia (Onderdonk) Little; Janie
(Hamlin) Leffingwell; Toodles (Warren) and Tate Setzer; David
Percy and Bruce's brother, Andrew Onderdonk. Bruce lives at
220 Chestnut Hill, Glastonbury, Connecticut.
"We hope to meet again next year at Jack Brown's on Long
Island. Anyone interested in coming to our reunions, please con-
tact any of the above.

One of the youngest members of the Canal Zone Civic Coun-
cils, Peggy A. Huff, secretary of the Gatun Council, is a fourth
generation Canal Zone resident who married her high school sweet-
heart in 1970. A graduate of Cristobal High School in 1968, Mrs.
Huff also attended Drake College at Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
and Canal Zone College. She is married to Dennis R. Huff, an
electrician in the Electrical Division, who is a third generation
Canal Zonian. Mrs. Huff hopes someday to go back to college.
But until then, she is quite content being a housewife and mother
to their 2-year-old daughter, Diana, and participating in com-
munity affairs.
Mrs. Huff's great-grandfather, Thomas Edwards, was in charge
of construction of the Fort Amador causeway, and her grand-
father, Kenneth Edwards, who went to the Canal Zone as a young
boy, later worked on the Canal, retiring in 1962 as a lockmaster
at Pedro Miguel Locks. Her father, who was born in the Canal Zone,
is Hugh Hale, a fire lieutenant at the Balboa Fire Station. Con-
densed from THE PANAMA SPILLWAY, June 15, 1973.

"SP4 Allen Muller, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Muller,
of Garland, Texas, visited with his parents recently (letter written
July 17th) before departing on reassignment to Okinawa. Allen is
attached to the Finance Branch of the U. S. Army and was former-
ly stationed in Washinton, D. C. He graduated from Garland
High School in 1970.

"Dean Muller, his brother, graduated from Garland High
School this past June (1973) and will start pre-med studies at
Oklahoma Christian College this fall. He received a scholar-
ship award from the Kiwanis Club of Garland along with an ACT
scholarship. During "Neat Week" at Oklahoma Christian College,
in June, Dean competed in the CLEP exams and was awarded 25
hours of college credits." -Our congratulations to Dean!

J. (John) Scott Graham has been awarded an Air Force
Scholarship at the Citadel College in Charleston, South Carolina,
and will matriculate this coming year.
He is the grandson of Captain and Mrs. Perc Graham, of
Pinellas Park, Florida, old timers from the Canal Zone. John's
parents, Major and Mrs. G. C. Graham, live in St. Petersburg.

Paul A. Hellmund, a former student at Balboa High School,
has been accepted into the choir of "America's Youth in Concert"
which is sponsored by the Universal Academy for Music and will
make a six-nation tour of Europe.
The program is designed to enrich and expand the musical
and cultural experience of the students and to develop already
recognized talents. It also provides an opportunity to show the
world something of America's outstanding youth.
The tour leaves New York City on July 4th and will include
visits to such cities as Rome, Florence, Venice, Salzburg, Paris,
Ghent and London. On returning to the United States, the concert
group will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Paul is the son- of Mr. and Mrs. Russel E. Hellmund, formerly
of La Boca and now of Monte Vista, Colorado. He was graduated
with honors in May from Hargeant High School in Monte Vista.

Former Canal Zone Youth, Ted Henter, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ted C. Henter, well-known Canal Zone residents who retired in
1971 and now live in St. Petersburg, Florida won $1,300 in cash
and a handsome trophy by taking first place in a 50-mile Ameri-
can Motorcycle Association National Race at Dallas, Texas, in
May. Ted crashed a 750 cc. cycle during practice runs at Dallas
but was not injured though he was traveling at 120 m.p.h. He
grabbed a second cycle, a 350 CC bike, and won the race.
Young Henter is an honor student at the University of
Florida, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering. He was
born and reared in the Canal Zone and was graduated from Balboa
High School in 1969.

Frank Sharp, an Oklahoma State Tech student from Balboa,
Canal Zone, has been named Psi Delta Chi Sorority's Big Man On
Campus for July.

BMOC winners, selected from the more than 1,400 male stu-
dents enrolled this trimester, are voted on by members of the
social sorority at the vo-tech college.
Frank, a 4th trimester student is studying air conditioning and
refrigeration, and electrical maintenance.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Sharp, a retired Canal
Zone employee, now residing in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mrs. M. R. (Patt Foster) Roberson, of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, received her master of arts degree at Louisiana State
University in Journalism and Business on June 1, 1973. Congratu-
Patt, in addition to working on her degree at the University,
our Louisiana representative for the RECORD, she spends a great
deal of time contacting ex-Zonians in Louisiana and writing up
the news for the Record and for years has personally paid the
mailing charges when reminding members of deadline dates. Patt
is concerned about the lack of response from Canal Zoners in the
Louisiana area. Out of sixty letters she mailed requesting news for
the September Issue, she received only six responses which was
very discouraging. If the postal rates go up again, Patt feels that
she may not be able to continue as the News Editor from Louisiana.
We would miss Patt's reports and hope that our Louisiana
friends cooperate with her all-out efforts to represent former
Zonians in the State of Louisiana.

Jane Wheaton, formerly of Gatun, Canal Zone, has graduated
from Florida State University with a B. A. degree in foreign lan-
guages. In the fall, she will assume her duties as an assistant pro-
fessor at Florida State University.
Miss Wheaton is the daughter of Captain and Mrs. John
Wheaton, of Fort Myers, Florida.

Zonians in particular and all Americans concerned with the
current treaty negotiation with Panama will be interested in the
following letter from Dr. Richard Whitehead, of Laconia, New
"At our annual meeting I met Mr. David McCullough who
has an assignment from Simon and Schuster to write a new book
on the Panama Canal, and one factual book on the Canal is badly
needed especially by someone who has no axe to grind. I have
read Mr. McCullough's current best seller, THE GREAT BRIDGE
and was so impressed with it that I have sent several gift copies to
close friends. Mr. McCullough was on Television recently when
his book was discussed and told his audience that he is now work-
ing on his book on the Canal. I predict that it will go down in

history as the factual account of this great work which has meant
so much to us..."
Dr. Whitehead enclosed an article from THE NEW YORK
TIMES of May 21, 1973. Mr. McCullough was honored by Mayor
Lindsay of New York at the 90th Birthday Party of the opening of
the Brooklyn Bridge. David McCullough was given a medal awara-
ed to him on his book which documents the building of the Brook-
lyn Bridge and its impact on the city of New York.

Lt. Col. Robert B. Reppa (U. S. Army, Retired), of Alex-
andria, Virginia, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in
Government and Politics at the May 19th Commencement of the
University of Maryland in College Park. His dissertation, "Israel
and Iran: Their Development, Interrelationship and Effect on the
Indian Ocean Basin" will be published in December by Praeger
Press of New York. He is Assistant Director of the Evening Pro-
gram of University College, University of Maryland.
Dr. Reppa attended schools in Cristobal before serving in the
Army from 1941 to 1966. He is the son of the late Captain and
Mrs. Frank J. Reppa who retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina,
in 1949 after 25 years as a Canal pilot. Captain Reppa's grandson,
Robert Jr., graduated from the University of Maryland in Decem-
ber, 1972, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

James W. Reploygle Jesup, Georgia, May 7 "We wish we
could have joined our friends at the annual meeting. However, I
was involved in starting up the new pulp mill at Jesup. This
was an $86 million dollar expansion which included the largest
chemical recovery boiler in the world.
"Our sons, both of whom were born at Gorgas, live in Atlanta.
Jimmy is a chemical engineer, and Randy is a second year medical
student at Emory University.
"Stop to see us when you are in Jesup."

WANTED!!!DISHES "If anyone has odd pieces, particularly
cups and saucers of Royal Doulton's Hunting and Coach pattern
or Rose Minton, I am interested in buying them" Ruth Clement,
Box 277, Gatun, Canal Zone.
Mrs. Wesley Simpson, of Walnut Creek, California, is interest-
ed in Rosenthal's Moss Rose pattern in particular, dinner plates,
salad plates, and cups and saucers.
If interested, contact the above persons DIRECT. Their
addresses are in the Annual Issue.

Edward A. Doolan, who has been in Panama Canal personnel
work since 1941 and has served as Director of Personnel since July,
1950, retired at the end of June and after October 15th will make
his home in Sarasota, Florida 637 South Owl Drive, Bird Key,
Sarasota 33577.
Mr. Doolan has been in charge of personnel for the Canal
organization at a time when wide sweeping changes were being
made and when new personnel programs were being developed for
the Company, the Canal Zone Government and the United States
agencies in the Canal Zone. In 1967, he was presented the Out-
standing Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards given by
the U. S. Department of the Army to Civilians.
In addition to his duties with the Canal organization, Mr.
Doolan served as Vice Chairman of the Canal Chapter of the
American Red Cross, was Chairman of the Investment Committee
of the Chagres Fund and the Canal Zone Credit Union, was a mem-
ber of the Navy League and a member of the International Person-
nel Management Association.
The retiring Personnel Director was highly commended by
Canal Zone Governor, David S. Parker, who said that he considered
Mr. Doolan "one of the most effective administrators the Canal
organization has ever had..."

David C. Mcllhenny, administrative officer of the Coco Solo
Hospital since 1956, retired in June. Mr. McIlhenny joined the
Panama Canal in July, 1948, as a hospital foreman, assigned to
Colon Hospital. He was later made funeral director and in 1956
was promoted to hospital administrative officer of Coco Solo
Hospital. During his career on the Isthmus, Mr. McIlhenny has
been active in community affairs and was honored with recog-
nition by the Margarita Civil Council.
Mrs. Mcllhenny served as Branch Librarian on the Atlantic
After a vacation in England in July and August, the
McIlhennys will return to the Isthmus.

Roger W. Adams, who has been chief of the Motor Trans-
portation Division since 1952 retired in June from Govern-
ment service. Mr. Adams was born and raised on the Zone and
received most of his early education in the Zone schools. His
late father, Roger H. Adams, held a responsible position in the
former Mechanical Division, and two uncles went to the Canal
Zone in 1905.

When his father passed away, Mr. Adams spent a number of
years in Idaho. He returned to the Canal Zone with his mother
who had accepted a position as secretary to the Panama Canal
Comptroller. After graduating from Balboa High School in 1936,
he entered Iowa State University. After he graduated as an
engineer, he served as instructor at the university for 5 months
while waiting to be called for aviation cadet training in the U. S.
Army Air Corps. Upon completion of his cadet training in early
1953, he received his commission and during his active duty per-
iod spent 21/2 years with the Ninth Air Force in England, France
and Germany. At the end of the war, Mr. Adams was discharged
with the rank of Captain. Remaining in the reserves, he held the
rank of Lieutenant Colonel when he retired a few years ago.
Mr. Adams returned to the Canal Zone in 1946 ;as an em-
ployee of the State Department. He joined the Canal organization
in 1947.
Throughout his long career on the Zone, Mr. Adams was
active in many community affairs.
His wife, Katharine, is a former member of the faculty of
Balboa High School. They have one son, Roger A., who recently
completed his Sophomore year at Balboa High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams will make their retirement home in
Sarasota, Florida.

Charles A. Smith, who has been Chief of the Canal Zone
Police Division for the past year and with the Police Division since
1942, retired and left the Isthmus on June 15th. While on the
Isthmus, Chief Smith was active in a number of fraternal organi-
zations. Sailing, boating and swimming were his favorite hobbies.
Chief Smith and his wife, Sally, have three children: A daughter,
Mrs. Sally Reinink, of Los Angeles, California; a son, Clinton, who
is a civilian employee of the U. S. Navy in the Canal Zone; and a
son, Paul, who lives at home and will enter college in the United
States in the fall.
Retiring Police Chief Smith received a Master Key to the
Locks in the grade of "Chief Conservator of the Peace" from
Governor David S. Parker.
The Smiths will make Florida their headquarters, traveling
around for awhile before they decide definitely on their retire-
ment home.

Captain William F. Kessler, commander of the Balboa Police
District, has been named Chief of the Canal Zone Police, effective
July 1. He succeeds Charles S. Smith.

Captain Kessler joined the Canal Zone Police in 1959.
Captain Kessler and his wife, the former Marguerite Flynn,
live in La Boca with their five children.
In his off-duty hours, Capt. Kessler is active in community
and church affairs. He sings in the St. Mary's Church Choir and
contributes much of his spare time to Pacific Little League base-
ball, serving as manager for the Police Team.

Kenneth L. Manthorne, assistant chief of the License Section,
has been appointed chief of the section and assumed his new duties
on July 1. He succeeds Michael Zombory, who retired in June.
Mr. Manthorne is married to the former Dorothy Cotton, member
of a well-known Canal Zone Family.

Three Storehouse Division Branch Chiefs Named, effective
July 8 John H. Stevens succeeds Robert A. DuVall, who recently
retired as Chief, Inventory Management Branch. He and his
wife, the former Dorothy Allen, reside in Balboa Heights.
John A. Hunt, who formerly headed the Warehousing Branch,
has been assigned as new Chief of the Procurement Branch. Mr.
Hunt, who was born and reared in the Canal Zone, has been with
the Canal organization for 21 years. He and his wife, the former
Patricia Dunning, live in Diablo Heights with their four children.
Thurman W. Napier, who has been with the Canal organization
since 1961, when he retired from the U. S. Army as a lieutenant
colonel in the Quartermaster Corps, was promoted to the position
of Chief, Warehousing Branch. Mr. Napier and his wife, the former
Doris E. Tyler, make their home in Los Rios,

Gulfport Community Center Auditorium, Gulfport, Florida
May 4, 1973

The May meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. was called to order by the Vice-President, Eugene Askew, at
1:34 p.m. The Vice-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 passed away since the
April meeting.
The following members and visitors stood for special recogni-
tion as their names were called by the News Editor,Mrs. Margaret

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith New Port Ritchey, Florida
Andy Fraser Lexington, Kentucky
Mary Fraser Green Balboa, Canal Zone
John and Ruth Schmidt Tampa, Florida
Bob and Ruth Knapp Balboa, Canal Zone
Marie Collins Clearwater, Florida .
Vice President Askew welcomed the 110 members and guests
attending the meeting.
The Minutes of the April meeting were read. As there were
no corrections, additions or omissions, the Minutes were approved
as read.
The Secretary/Treasurer reported the financial status of the
Society and the Blood Bank.
News of the members and friends was given by the News
Editor, Mrs. Margaret Ward, who also gave a short resume of an
article written by Dr. Whitehead, of New Hampshire. Mr. Askew
asked for any other news. Mr. Roy Sharp informed the members
of the procedure for renting vacation quarterswon the Zone.
Mr. Grady, Legislative Representative, reported that the
April figure will affect the Cost of Living increase. Mr. Grady ex-
plained how the Cost of Living increase is figured. There was no
news of the bills in Congress.
Mr. Askew asked for any committee reports or special an-
nouncements. As there were none, the Vice-President asked mem-
bers who would celebrate birthdays or anniversaries during May to
please stand and be recognized. Five members would celebrate
birthdays and three couples would celebrate anniversaries.
As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at
2:15 p.m.
A brief social period with coffee and doughnuts was enjoyed
by the members.

June 1, 1973
The June meeting of the Panama Canal Zone Society of Flor-
ida, Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Ross Hollowell
at 1:30 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag. In the absence of the Chaplain, Mr.
Hollowell gave the Invocation which was followed by silent pray-
er and a poem in memory of those who passed away since the
May meeting.
Mr. William Cox, of Coco Solo, Canal Zone, was introduced
by the News Editor, Mrs. Margaret Ward.
The Minites of the May meeting were read. As there were no
corrections, additions or omissions, the Minutes were approved as
read. 33

News of members and friends was given by the News
Editor, Mrs. Margaret Ward.
Mr. Hollowell thanked the members for their sympathy
cards and floral offerings during his recent bereavement. He then
read a poem on Friendship given to him by his late wife, Margaret.
The Secretary/Treasurer reported on the financial status of
the Society and the Blood Bank.
In the absence of the Legislative Representative, Mr. Grady,
the Vice President, Mr. Askew, reported that there was very little
legislation to report on.
The ninety-four assembled members sang Happy Birthday to
six members and were accompanied by Mr. Harry Nichols on the
piano. Three couples would celebrate their wedding anniversaries
during June.
In response to questions by members, Mr. Hollowell talked
of a possible trip to Panama.
As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned
at 2:15 P.M.
Coffee and doughnuts were served by the refreshment com-
mittee, and a social period was enjoyed by all.

July 6, 1973
The July meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Ross Hollowell, at
1:35 P. M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag. In the absence of the Chaplain, the Vice
President, Mr. Eugene I. Askew, gave the Invocation which was
followed by silent prayer in memory of those who had passed
away since the June meeting.
The following members and visitors stood for special recogni-
tion as their names were called by the News Editor, Mrs. Margaret
Yane Leves Tampa, Florida
Robert and Alma Brown Huntington Beach, California
Mary Jane Ward Lakeland, Florida
Bart Dewey Lakeland, Florida
Bob and Dot Blaney Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Nat Litvin St. Petersburg
Mrs. Esther Currier St. Petersburg
Mrs. Helen Rhodes Orlando
Mrs. Edna C. Sanford Gulfport, Florida
Shirley and Larry Barca Balboa Heights, Canal Zone

Paul and Helen Saarinen St. Petersburg
L. W. and Helen Kat Dunedin, Florida
Owen and Richard DeTore St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Spector Gulfport, Florida
Capt. and Mrs. Harry B. Johnson Gulfport, Florida
Carl and Cassie Starke Sarasota, Florida
The members and visitors were welcomed by the President,
Mr. Hollowell.
Mr. Hollowell asked for volunteers to take over the refresh-
ment committee. Mrs. Spector volunteered to help. Mrs. Briscoe
moved that we discontinue the coffee and doughnuts. Mrs.
Joustra seconded the motion. There was much discussion and Mrs.
Briscoe withdrew her motion. More discussion followed, but no
volunteers came forward. Mrs. Sharp moved to discontinue serv-
ing coffee and doughnuts, and Mr. Sanders seconded the motion..
A vote was called by the President. The voting was equal, and the
motion was once again withdrawn. Mr. Leves volunteered to take
it for one month and Mr. Seidman volunteered i for one month.
Hopefully, within this time a chairman for the refreshment com-
mittee can be found.
The Minutes of the June meeting were read. As there were
no corrections, additions or omissions, the Minutes were approved
as read.
News of members and friends was given by the News Editor,
Mrs. Margaret Ward. Additional news of friends was given by
The Secretary/Treasurer reported on the financial status of
the Society and the Blood Bank.
Mr. Grady, the Legislative Representative, reported that we
will receive a 6.1% cost of living increase the first of August. He
also quoted an article in the Federal Employees News Digest
which stated that there are retired persons subsisting on annuities
who have a substandard of living many below the poverty level.
The ninety-six assembled members sang Happy Birthday to
seven members and congratulations went out to two members who
would celebrate anniversaries in July. Mr. Hollowell wished best
wishes to all.
Mr. Hollowell thanked Mr. and Mrs. Kieswetter in their ab-
sence for their help on the refreshment committee. He also
thanked Jo Johnson, Al Davis and Erna Hower for serving at the
Rose geranium slips were brought by Mrs. Grady for any
members who wanted them.

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned
at 2:30.
Coffee and doughnuts were served by the refreshment com-
mittee, and a social period was enjoyed by all.
Respectfully submitted,
Jean B. Mann

By John K. Baxter, CANAL RECORD
March 1951
At the annual reunion in St. Pete you meet people you have
not heard from or thought about in years. For instance, last
month when I was resting my ears in the Soreno bar between
bursts of eloquence upstairs I most unexpectedly fell in with two
once eminent characters, none other than the Oldtimer and The
Poor Simp. They had changed very little. The Oldtimer was a bit
mellower but quite as sententious as he was back in the Nineteen
Twenties when he was a member in good standing of the Jay
Street Country Club. His resemblence to Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer is perhaps more marked. The Poor Simp is just what he
used to be. All efforts to teach him the facts of life have failed.
That he had learned nothing during the past twenty-five years was
proved by his conversation. He was talking politics. To be more
specific he was railing against Senator Sounder and Representative
Slick. He said they were no good and never had done anything
useful. That is perfectly true, of course. In fact it is obvious. So
why waste breath saying it? "Simp", commented the Oldtimer.
"You may have something there but you should make allowance.
Be fair to the boys. In the first place, you should remember that
Members of Congress are people, that they are just like the con-
stituents, which handicaps them from the start. Then consider
what is the one great aim and object, the consuming ambition,
the ruling obsessions of a Senator or Representative. Why, of
course, it is to win his reelection. He works at it all day and
dreams of it all night. That is one job you may be sure he is
not going to neglect. Naturally, after he has given it proper atten-
tion he has very little time or energy left for anything merely in the
public interest and whatever of that sort he may accomplish is
purely coincidental."
"Don't you think they should do something about this here

"Sure I do." Said the Oldtimer. "So do Sounder and Slick.
They admit it, they demand action, they promise that something
will be done. But, Brother, don't hold your breath until they do
"Well, for Pete's sake, why don't they get busy?" asked The
Poor Simp.
"Just a matter of votes," said the Oldtimer. "Inflation could
be stopped at the trifling cost of antagonizing farmers, organized
labor, the veterans, big business, little business, show business,
monkey business, and every pressure group in the country in-
cluding the one or two that you and I are affiliated with. Every-
body would like to see a little deflation, but, only of the other :fel-
low. So nothing will be done. The smart thing for people like us is
to prepare for the five-cent dollar."
"How would you do that?" asked The Poor Simp.
"By way of beginning," said the Oldtimer, "since it is about
time for you to buy a round, I would advise you to order it now.
If you wait, you may find the price has gone up."
"What do you know about the war?" asked The Poor Simp,
in a transparent attempt to change the subject.
"Nothing," replied the Oldtimer.
"Well, heck, do you think we will win?"
"At a price, yes. We have always won our wars, at times, it
would seem like better luck than management. In my day we
have been learning fast. At this distance the Spanish-American
War seems like a comic opera. At least it approached the ridi-
culous more often than the sublime. By 1917, we had made
great progress but our allies still regarded us as amateurs, and with
some reason. The Second World War marked our graduation
summa cum laude. After the usual Bull Runs and Pearl Harbors
and some necessary disinfection and fumigation around Washing-
ton, we ought to do well in the present clash if our luck holds
out. I think we will survive. Whether there will be enough civil-
zation left to make survival worth while is another question. I
find it a consoling thought that I shall in all likelihood not be
among those present."
"May I remind you," concluded the Oldtimer, "that you
have not yet ordered that drink."

John K. Baxter, who was famous as a columnist of the STAR
AND HERALD and the PANAMA AMERICAN, died in the late
summer of 1960 in Winter Park, Florida. In the mid-twenties, his
column's title was "Goulash" and occasionally under the heading

of "Cavier". In later years the title of his column was "Pro and
Con Mostly Con." He was a frequent contributor to the Panama
Canal RECORD in the early 1950's actually, before the first
issues of the RECORD in its current form in 1950, J. K. B. con-
tributed to the mimeographed sheet which was at the time sent to
members of the Society.

iti4 eeup onrrow
We announce the deaths of the following:
Mrs. Eleanor Schmidt Abbott, 73, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died on May 25, 1973. Mrs. Abbott moved to St. Petersburg m
1964 from the Canal Zone. Survivors include her husband, Captain
Elmer G. Abbott, St. Petersburg; her son, Richard G. Abbott, Falls
Church, Virginia; one brother, William Schmidt, San Leandro,
California; two sisters, Mrs. Anne Jones, San Leandro, California;
Mrs. Helen Davis, Oakland, California; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Dorothy Kennedy, Englewood, Colorado, in the Colo-
rado report wrote: "We have just received word of the sad news
of the death of Susan Bishop's brother, Jack, in California. Details
are not known."

Ray William Bowker, 77, retired employee of the Federal
Aviation Administration died June 10, 1973, in Gorgas Hospital.
A resident of the Isthmus since 1943, Mr. Bowker was employed
for a number of years with FAA in the Canal Zone. Since his
retirement in 1965, he and his family have been living in Chorrera.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Alicia Bowker, he is survived
by two daughters, Mrs. Betsy Barranco and Miss Sonia Bowker,
both of Panama. Also surviving him are two grandchildren

Philip Edward Briscoe, Jr. 52, died in Washington, D. C., on
May 18, 1973. He had been ill since January. Mr. Briscoe was a
leader with the Boy Scouts for twenty years and also worked with
retarded children. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Briscoe,
of Washington, D. C., a daughter, Ruth Ellen, and a son, John
Edward, who are attending college in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and
his mother, Mrs. Philip E. Briscoe, of St. Petersburg, Florida. His
mother wrote when informing the Society of her son's death, "His
plea to all young people was Don't smoke and live up to the
teachings of your religion."

James H. Burns, a former resident of Gatun, Canal Zone,
died in Redart, Virginia, in late May. Mr. Burns formerly worked
for the Dredging Division and later the Marine Bureau in Cristobal.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cleo Burns, and two

Walter G. Crouch died suddenly at his home in Hot Springs,
Arkansas, on May 26, 1973. He was the son of the late Walter E.
Crouch, old timer and long-time resident of both Panama and the
Canal Zone, and Hilda Greene Crouch, of Bradenton, Florida.
Surviving him also is a brother, Harland P. Crouch of Balboa, and
two sisters, Mrs. James Sanders, of Inverness, Florida, and Mrs.
Lois Thompson, of San Francisco, California.
Walter Crouch was a former employee of the Dredging Di-
vision, the Terminals Division, and civilian employee of the Navy
in the Canal Zone.

Mrs. Kirsten A. Everson, 87, a well-known long-time resident
of the Canal Zone and mother of Civil Affairs Bureau Director,
Bernhard I. Everson, died in Aiken, South Carolina on July 27.
Born in Brevik, Norway, Mrs. Everson went to the Isthmus
in 1909 with her husband who was a chief operator of Dredge 86
in the Canal's Dredging Division. After his death in 1926, Mrs.
Everson was employed with the Supply Division and retired 26
years ago. In addition to her son, Bernhard I, Mrs. Everson is
survived by two other sons, John, a former employee of the Elec-
rtical Division who retired last year and is now making his home in
Aiken, and Louis, who lives in Rochester, New York, and several

David E. Fogle, 65, of Montebello, California, ] passed away
on May 16, 1973, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Fogle has resided in
Montebello since 1964 when he retired from the Department of
the Army on the Atlantic Side of the Isthmus.
Mr. Fogle went to the Zone in 1939 and was first employed
as instrument repairman at Fort Sherman. He was later trans-
ferred to Fort Gulick and promoted to Atlantic Area Ordnance
Foreman, the position that he held at the time of his retirement in
Mr. Fogle is survived by his widow, Helen M. Fogle, of Monte-
bello; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Schafer of Whittier, California;
three step-sons, John J. Johnson, of Fountain 'Valley, California;
Donald E. Johnson of Pine Brook, New Jersey, and Robert L.

Johnson, of Margarita Canal Zone. He is also survived by twelve
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles J. Geddes, 93, died in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, on
May 21, 1973. Mr. Geddes served on the Panama Canal from
1908-1915 in the Telephone and Telegraph Department of the
Panama Railroad and later with the Panama Canal as Assistant
Superintendent. He was a holder of the Theodore Roosevelt
Panama Canal Medal.
Mr. Geddes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Virginia R.
Geddes, of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Loretta Geddes, 73, a long-time resident of the Canal
Zone and a member of a well-known Isthmian family, died July
12 in Long Island.
Mrs. Geddes went to the Isthmus in 1909 as a bride. Her
husband was employed as a heavy equipment operator with the
Isthmian Canal Commission. They returned to New York in 1913
and went back to the Isthmus in 1940. Until recently, she made
her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Lt. and Mrs. Joseph
Coffin, Jr., of Gatun.
Also surviving her are a son, Robert, who recently retired
from the Maintenance Division; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Parker, of
Margarita, and three sons, Albert, Frank and William of New York;
26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Col. George Goethal son of Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals,
who built the Panama Caial, died in Boston, Massachusetts, ac-
cording to a recent item in the MIAMI HERALD.
Colonel Goethals was the elder son of General Goethals and
well known to thousands of Oldtimers of the Canal construction
era. He was known as "Young George" and was one of three
young lieutenants of the Corps of Engineers assigned to the
Isthmian Canal Commission in 1908 soon after graduation from
the Military Academy... The Panama Canal Spillway, July 13

Lt. General Thomas L. Harrola died on June 16 in Florida.
Gen. Harrold served as Commander, U. S. Army Caribbean, a fore-
runner of the U. S. Army Forces Southern Command, June,
1956, to May 1958. He retired from active duty in June, 1961,
and had been making his home in Fort Lauderdale.

Gen. Harrold is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Sally Nickisher,
hsi son-in-law, William J. Nickisher, Jr., and five grandchildren,
all of La Boca, Canal Zone.

Mrs. Elsa C. Hartman, widow of a retired engineer of the
Dredging Division, Pacific Side, died recently information from
the California Report. She is survived by one daughter, Beatrice
and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Perpetua Betty Hackett died July 24, 1973, in St. Peters-
burg, Florida. Mrs. Hackett was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Joseph Lewis. Mr. Lewis, who was a retired police sergeant
for the Panama Canal, was President of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida, 1955-1957.
Mrs. Hackett is survived by her husband, Burton J. Hackett,
of St. Petersburg, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Coffey in
the Canal Zone, and four grandchildren.

John E. Johnson, 86, of Box 764, Rock Stream, New York,
died June 15, 1973. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable
Johnson; a son Capt. Ian J. Johnson, of Middletown, Rhode Is-
land and six grandchildren.
Mr. Johnson retired in 1946 after 30 years service on the
Panama Canal Zone. Information sent by Marion J. Bevington,
of Rock Stream, New York.

Mrs. Nelle M. Johnson, 72, wife of Dr. Lawrence Johnson,
former Superintendent of Schools in the Panama Canal Zone, died
July 8, 1973, at the University of Arizona Medical Center in
Tucson, Arizona. Dr. and Mrs. Johnson were married in 1926 in
Grafton, North Dakota, their home town, and in 1930 the
Johnsbns moved to the Canal Zone where Dr. Johnson! served the
Schools Division in various administrative capacities until his
sudden death with a heart attack on June 1, 1953.
Following the death of Dr. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson moved to
Tucson, Arizona, to be with her mother, Mrs. Charles A. Miller,
and her two sisters. She taught eleven years in the Tucson Public
Schools until her retirement in 1967.
Her mother preceded her in death by less than a year. She is
survived by two sisters, Maude D. Miller and Mary F. Miller, both
residing at 2549 East Fourth Street, Tucson, Arizona, 85716.
Memorial Services were held in the Chapel of the Trinity
Presbyterian Church in Tucson on July 11, 1973. Internment

Services were held in Grafton, North Dakota, on July 14, 1973,
where she was buried beside her husband in the Crescent Cemetery.

John Paul Keenan passed away from a heart attack in Silver
Spring, Maryland, on July 7, 1973. Mr. Keenan, the eldest son
of John R. Keenan, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, formerly worked on
the Canal Zone at Summit Gardens as a landscape architect and
assistant to Walter Lindsay. After leaving the Zone, he worked
for the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. and had
many assignments in various parts of the world.
Mr. Keenan is survived by his widow (Elva Smith) of Silver
Spring,. Maryland, and a daughter, Paula, his father, John R.
Keenan, two brothers and one sister.

Francis J. Krause, 76, passed away on June 29, 1973, in Alta-
monte Springs, Florida. Mr. Krause retired to Altamonte Springs
fifteen years ago. He was electrical supervisor of the Miraflores
Locks in the Panama Canal Zone and at the time of his retirement
had 32 years of service. He also served in the National Guard in the
Texas-Mexican Border Dispute and was a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by his widow, Katherine S., a brother,
Anthony G., New Jersey; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Alpeza, also of
New Jersey.

Richard H. Lester, a member of a well-known family on the
Zone, died in Miami, Florida, on July 28, 1973, after a brief illness
He was a retired employee of the Oil Handling Plant.
Surviving him are his wife, Betty (Flumach) Lester, an em-
ployee of the Administrative Service Division; two sons, Richard,
16, and David, 5; a daughter, Diane, 14; a brother, Charles Lester
and his mother, Mrs. Pauline Lester, of Miami, Florida.

Mrs. Charlotte McGlade Lierman died as a result of a car
accident in Sarasota, Florida, on May 22, 1973. Mrs. Lierman was
born in Ancon (now Gorgas) Hospital, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. McGlade, well-known Pacific side residents of
about 30 years. After graduating from the University of Illinois,
she was employed for some time as a model for Marshall Field
and Company in Chicago. She returned to the Isthmus in 1937. On
the Zone, she was active in community affairs.
Mr. and Mrs. Lierman had moved to Sarasota from Granite
City, Illinois, about six months ago.
Mrs. Lierman is survived by her husband, William J. Lierman,
Sarasota; a son, Capt. William J. Lierman III, U. S. A. F.; stationed

in Thailand; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Pay, San Diego, California,
and three grandchildren.

Richard A. Little, 50, the University of Michigan's chief
architect since 1971, died during the summer (exact date not
known) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Little was born in the
Panama Canal Zone in 1922 and received his professional training
in engineering and architecture at the U-M, Drexel Institute of
Technology, Michigan State University and Wayne State Universi-
ty. He started his career as engineering aid for the Panama Canal
Special Engineering Division in 1940, and in 1943 became an
engineer of the Panama Canal Building Division in the Canal
Mr. Little is survived by his widow, Cereita, six sons, Richard,
of Phoenix, Arizona, Carl, Michael, Patrick, Jeffrey, and Bruce all
of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Nichols, of Mt.
Clemens, Michigan, and Miss Margaret Little of Jackson; two step-
children; John Godden at home and Mrs. Herbert (Candice)
Krueger of Monroe; and five grandchildren.

Leslie Greenleaf Lord, 76, passed away on May 31, 1973, in
a nursing home in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Lord moved to St.
Petersburg 14 years ago from Washington, D. C. He was a retired
administrative assistant for the United States government.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth,; two sons, J. Douglas, St.
Petersburg; Robert B., of New Orleans, Louisiana; a daughter,
Shirley Sims, Lima, Peru; a sister and two grandchildren.

James G. Maguire, 82, died at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on
August 4, 1973, following a brief illness.
Mr. Maguire was well known on the Isthmus, having worked
there for approximately forty years. He went to the Canal in 1912
as an employee of McClintic-Marshall, the contractors who per-
formed the electrical wiring of the Gatun Lock gates. With the in-
ception of the Panama Canal Organization in 1914, Mr. Maguire
transferred to the Electrical Division. At the time of his retirement
in 1952, he was General Foreman of the Balboa Field Office of the
Electrical Division.
Following his retirement, Mr. Maguire visited the Canal Zone
on Many occasions.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Maguire, of Old
Orchard Beach, two sons, James G. E., of Diablo Heights, Canal
Zone, and Richard C., of Denver, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs.

Mary Anderson, of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, and Mrs. Frances
Begley, of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren and two great-

Mrs. Pearl Margaret Marshall, 83, passed away on July 13,
1973, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mrs. Marshall moved to St.
Petersburg 34 years ago from the Panama Canal Zone. She is
survived by one sister, Mrs. Viola E. Clemens, Painesville, Ohio;
two nieces; three nephews.

Capt. Marcel C. Martin, of Wilmington, North Carolina,
passed away on July 29, 1973, after a long illness. Capt. Martin
worked on the Canal from 1904-1947 when he retired.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel K. Martin, a former nurse at
Gorgas Hospital; a son, Marcel, Jr.; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Rosa Mellish, a longtime British resident of the Isthmus,
died on July 26, 1973, in Panama City, Panama. Mrs. Mellish is
survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams;
grandchildren, Roy Mellish; Patricia Herring, John Adams, Roy,
George and Dennis and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Alfred H. (Pony) Mohr died on July 20, 1973, in Rich-
mond, Indiana, after a long illness. She is survived by two
daughters and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary P. Mountain passed away in February, 1973, in
Titusville, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Julian M.
Mountain, of Titusville.

Capt. Frank D. Harris, of Homosassa Springs, Floridain-
formed the Society of the death of Mrs. Georgie Nehls, widow of
Captain Fredrick Nehls, a Panama Canal pilot who lost his life in
an on-duty accident in the early part of the war, in late April,
1973. Her last address was 700 Elm Street, San Carlo, California,
94070. Exact details and exact date of death were lacking through
inadequate communications with a surviving daughter, Mary. The
cause of death was a fatal injury through a fall.

Hazel Lee Stoudnor, 78, of Northridge, California, passed
away at Upland Convalescent Hospital. As Mrs. Hazel Lawson
she lived in Pedro Miguel for 25 or 30 years. Mrs. Stoudnor went

to the Canal during Construction with her mother and father, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Brown. As Mrs. Stoudnor, she lived in St. Peters-
burg a number of years.
She is survived by a son, W. H. Lawson, Jr., Claremont, Cali-
fornia; a duaghter, Mr. J. B. (Wilma) Heles, Buford, South Caro-
lina; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.
Mildred Tatelman, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Mrs. Ida Doyle, San

Herman S. Wilkinson, retired U. S. Army Sergeant Major,
died during the summer in Balboa, Canal Zone. Sergeant Wilkin-
son, who had been making his home with his daughter, Emily
Wilkinson, of Balboa, was a veteran with 30 years services in the
U. S. Army. In addition to his daughter, he is survived on the
Isthmus by two sons: Herman, Jr. and William, of the Atlantic
side; and four grandchildren.

"Tis July the cicadas are singing their scales, zooming up to
a crescendo and abruptly stopping- whereupon the birds carry
on the notes, each in his own song! The summer is fast waning
and soon it will be the raking of leaves, instead of mowing the
lawn! When one has pin oak trees in the yard, however, it is a
little easier for they hold their dry leaves 'til spring as a haven for
birds (or so I'm told) Next, it will be snow to shovel (very little
here) or am I rushing the seasons?? Each is beautiful in its own
way come and see for yourself!
The merry spirit of our annual Blanche Shaw Picnic on
Father's Day was slightly overshadowed by the absence and great
loss of Blanche. The President, Bruce Sanders, Jr., asked for a
moment of silence in her memory, and the thoughtful message
from her son and daughter was read and greatly appreciated.
Rev. Robert Jackson gave the blessing before everyone par-
took of the delectable dishes nothing like Canal Zone cooks!
Chatter flew thick and fast as old ties were renewed and
new friends found. Among the many newcomers to this area were
Mrs. Marilyn Annen and her two children. They have purchased a
home in Rogers, Arkansas, near the McGillberrys and though not
retiring yet, can be numbered as future members of our group.
Marquerite Grammer, her husband and children, too, have joined
our clan and are now happily settled in an apartment in Benton-
ville. Mrs. Mary-Condon, of Margarita, has been taking a six-week
course at the University of Arkansas, spending her weekends with
Gloria and Charles Malsbury in Springdale. As Dick Condon had

previously visited the Malsburys, he already knew and liked the
area. So while Mary was here, she found a lovely house on
Cheyenne Trail in Springdale, awaiting the time for their retire-
ment in the near future.
Howard and Evelyn Engelke are here at last in their new
home in Bentonville and swelled our growing numbers.
Bill and Dolores Jarvis built a home in Bella Vista and moved
in the last of June when they arrived. Bill used to work on the
locks in Balboa, and Dolores was with the schools division. Glad to
have them here!
There were about 65 people present at the picnic, a surpris-
ing number as we have had so much heavy rain, and more was fore-
cast for that period. However, as usual, we had excellent weather
and a gay time.
The Herb Engelkes surprised us by attending as Alice had
had serious eye surgery in the Kansas University Medical Center
about ten days before! We did not expect them, but Alice
looked chipper and was looking forward to flying East to a
large family (Alice's mother's side) reunion in Dalton, Massachu-
setts, for ten days. She said that young Herb has a job at a ware-
house at Walmart Distribution Center in Bentonville during the
summer, and with his sister and her family close by would manage
very well on his own during their absence. He enjoys weekends at
Beaver Lake and canoeing outings with his friends. Herb will be a
high school senior this fall and a handsome young blade his is!
Jessie Newhard wrote that she had enjoyed a visit by her
sister, Mrs. Ellen Osgood, from Maryland for two months in the
spring. Jessie is expecting her son, John and his family from
Denver in June and other visitors in July, including her mother-in-
law, Mrs. Edith Eppley. She spent Christmas in Santa Fe with her
daughter-in-law and granddaughter, so she has had a very busy
year, so far.
Mrs. Dave (Flora) Madison, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and
Mrs. George (Edna) Wertz, of Ozona, Florida, drove up to visit
Glenn and Etta Fay Terrell in Bentonville. Though Edna has been
a frequent visitor in this area, it was Flora's first time, and she
reveled in the Ozark scenery, especially the dogwood and azaleas
which were in full bloom. They were both well entertained during
their stay as so many of the former Margarita friends live in this
area. En route to Bentonville, Edna and Flora stopped by to see
Henry and Maxine Carpenter in Nashville, Tennessee. While there,
Henry had a heart attack and on June 7th, underwent heart sur-
gery. Reports state that he is doing well can't keep Henry
down long! AC

Bertha Capps, too, was there she said that her family are all
fine, and that they so enjoyed getting together with former
Zonians. Don't we all!
Mike Burton, Jr., and his wife, Caroline, recently moved to
McMinnville, Tennessee, where Mike is employed with the Carrier-
Air Conditioning Corporation. They are expecting their first child
in July.
M/Sgt. Bob Crooks has been selected by the U. S. Army to
attend the Sergeant/Major Academy in El Paso. He and his wife,
Nikki, and two sons, will be leaving Birmingham, Alabama, for El
Paso in February.
In June, the Carl Maedls had as visitors, their daughter and
her husband, Pamela and Vince Gutowski and year-old Jennifer,
from California. Carl's sister, Alice Menzel, of Minneapolis, Minne-
sota, also spent two weeks with them and was quickly charmed by
her first introduction to the sights of this section. The Maedls
later drove to Minnesota to spend ten days over the Fourth of
July with their other daughter and husband, Pat and Jim Krough,
and their three children. In July, the Maedls plan to go to Alaska
and return around September first.
Paul and Alice Bidstrup have relocated and are now living on
Table Rock Lake in a new home near Lampe, Missouri. Good to
see them!
News of Northwest Arkansas: Mrs. Frances Dorn, of Hot
Springs, Arkansas, though unable to attend the picnic, sent in
bits and pieces of interesting news. She wrote that the Tezanos,
Anthony and Vera, of Orlando, Florida, had been in Hot Springs to
take the baths. Frances received a letter from them, stating that
Mrs. Flavel Pierce (Lavinia) and Franklin's mother, had passed on
in Georgetown, South Carolina. The Pierces were Pedro Miguel
folks. Mrs. Dorn stated that Anna Bartholomew, whose residence
is now Grand Prairie, Texas, is expected to return soon from a visit
in the Canal Zone with her daughter and family. Most of her visit
was spent taking care of most members of the family who had the
measles! Mrs. Wilhemina Bohan is still in Blytheville with the Air
Station feeling fortunate that she had left Jonesboro where she
used to reside, and so missed the devasting tornado that leveled
Generally speaking, vegetable gardens are flourishing, and
many jars of pickles, relishes, tomatoes, beans and beets are filling
the shelves. It may be work, but in the winter months, nothing
tastes so good as your own "put-ups."
Please don't forget our Annual Luncheon and business meet-
ing on October 21st, at 1:00 P. M. at the Town and Country

Restaurant in Rogers, off Highway 71. Those of you who are
within 'phone distance or on our list will be contacted, but we wel-
come any Zonians who might be passing near or through this area
at the time. Just call Mrs. Jessie Newhard in Bentonville for a
reservation. Be seeing' ya!!
-Lenor Butz, Reporter

Received a letter from Mrs. Kenneth Baer, Sr. She has re-
joined the Society and enjoyed the last get-together at Knotts-
Berry Farm in April, after being out of touch with the Society for
some time. She was sorry to hear of the passing away of so many
old friends. She now resides in Dale City, California. While visit-
ing this part of California, she is spending her time with the Milton
We have also received a note from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cotton
of San Diego. They had just returned from the Canal Zone on the
eve of the Knotts-Berry Farm get-together and were just too tired
out to make the trip from San Diego back to Los Angeles. While
on the Canal Zone (3 months), they spent their time visiting in
Panama City, but by the tone of the letter, it didn't seem to affect
the Cottons any.
Have received notice that Mrs. Mary Hoecker suffered from a
severe heart attack during the month of February. She is now con-
fined to a Convalescent Hospital in Menlo Park. If anyone should
care to drop her a line, the address is: Mary Hoecker, Millhaven
Convalescent Hospital, Menlo Park, California 94025.
Post card from Mr. and Mrs. George Poole they are still on
the Go. Their last stop was in York and Reading, Pennsylvania.
From there, they were going on to Virginia and North Carolina.
Here is hoping that they have a pleasant trip.
Received quite a lengthy letter from Captain and Mrs. Roy
Hearn. They left San Diego by car on the morning of April 20th
and headed for Mississippi. After spending a weekend there, they
left for Boston, Massachussetts, for another family visit. During
their visit to Boston, they managed to get in a side trip to Durham,
New Hampshire, They then left Boston on the 23rd on their way
to Maine where they visited with Helen and "Jiggs" Wentworth.
By coincidence, they saw the "EX-ANCON" being towed to an
anchorage to await final disposition. From Maine they then headed
north to the outskirts of Quebec, Canada. From there they started
west on the Trans-Canada Highway and then re-entered the United
States at the Bridge over the "SOO" Canal. They drove toIndiana-

apolis for another family get-together and then started for the
West Coast by way of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. After
a visit there, they really started for home and arrived there after
eight thousand miles six hundred miles, and four weeks older.
Received news that Ernest and Janice Ross were spending
their vacation in Florida visiting friends and relatives. On their trip
they also visited New Orleans, Alpine and Houston, Texas. After
returning home, they were surprised by a visit from LaVon
DuSold, of Morningside, Maryland. Major DuSold was stationed
on the Canal Zone from 1962-1965 as Medical Supply Officer at
Gorgas Hospital.
Your Secretary and Mrs. Simonsen enjoyed a delightful week-
end during May visiting with Bob and Marjorie Miller at Sun City
and also with Bill and Helen Bierwagen of Hemet. While in that
area of California, we drove up to Oak Glen. The apple trees were
in full bloom it really was a sight to behold. After visiting for
three days, we returned home, tired but happy.
So, as not to be outdone, the Millers then paid us a visit dur-
ing the weekend of the 24th. While here, they also attended the
Luncheon aboard the Princess Louise. They also confided in us
that they had had quite a lot of visitors lately, namely Captain and
Mrs. Perc Graham formerly of the Canal Zone Fire Department
and now living in Pinellas Park, Florida. The Millers' daughter and
husband, Laurenz Barnard, of Tucson, Arizona and their son,
Malco Miller, of Santa Barbara has also been their guests. Malco
Miller who was formerly with the Border Patrol is now Probation
Officer at Santa Barbara.
Have received word that Yvonne Cassidy Bakker is now doing
quite well with her "Yarn Paintings". Currently, she has on ex-
hibit in City Hall in Santa Fe Springs, a Yar Painting titled
"Symbols of Panama". This work of Art, incidentally, was a-
warded a Blue Ribbon, First place.
The Secretary has received from Mr. Sidney E. Watkins, 105
McArthur Manor, Anaheim, California, mementoes left to him by
his father who was a Construction employee with the Canal. These
mementoes consist of one book, a pictorial attempt by the French
Company to build the Canal, dating into the 1880's until 1911.
Mr. Watkins spent his early childhood on the Canal Zone 1912-
1916. Anyone interested in checking this material call Chris
Simonsen, 714-535-5147.
June 24th was a balmy Sunday afternoon when the Panama
Canal Society of Southern California members got together on the
S. S. Princess Louise for a luncheon. A Happy Hour was held be-
fore the luncheon and after lunch the SONGSMITHS, David

Smith and Roy Ballard, entertained the group with a couple of
songs which were well received. One of the songs which David
had composed is titled LOS ANGELES. It is intended to be
the theme song of the Great City of the same name and has been
offered as such. No official word of acceptance has been received
as yet.
After a short interval, a Movie of Panama was shown which
was presented by Sr. Nick Nell, Panama Tourist Bureau, and Sr.
Perez, Pernell Travel Agency, and Miss Louise Wood. The film
was well received by all; it was an entirely new Vision of Panama,
showing the tourist attractions and the facilities which attract the
The Panama Tourist Bureau also donated a "MOLA" as a door
prize; this was won by 'Buddy' Phillips.
I want to thank those who offered their services to make this
get-together a success namely, Hedy Seedborg, Virginia Seiler,
Mildred Kline and our President, Paul Kline Chris Simonsen,

Ia Crowell, Balboa, Canal Zone "Have always wished
there was time to write a note for the RECORD, but handling a
full-time job and running a house and family leaves a minimum of
free time. And, if this were not enough, I take one or two
courses at the college each semester and am active in the local
"Dick and I have just bought a home in Inverness, Florida.
We can hardly wait until retirement time which will be in Decem-
ber, 1976 still a long time to go. We like that part of the State
and having our good friends, Adah and Ray Boughner, there makes
it all perfect.
"We have two married children on the east coast of Florida -
Bonnie Herbert in Jacksonville and Richard, Jr. in South Daytona.
Bonnie, with her husband, Ed and two children, Jennifer and Paul,
spent Christmas with us on the Zone.
"I spent a part of January in South Daytona caring for
Erin, Richard and Kathy's (Engelke) daughter, while Kathy was
about the business of presenting us with another grandchild,
"We still have two at home Jacque, 21, who attends col-
lege here and works with the Office of the Youth Advisor to the
Governor. She is the Director of FRIENDS, the telephone "hot
line". Pamela, our youngest is 20 and is preparing to enter the

University of West Florida at Pensacola where she plans to major
in Special Education. This summer she is working for IAGS.
"Our oldest daughter, Dawn Parker, lives in Spring Lake
Heights, New Jersey, with her husband, Howard, and two boys,
Scott and Kevin."

C. W. (Tuck) Hummer, of 1001 41st Avenue, N.E., St. Peters-
burg, received word that both his son Charles, Jr. and daughter-in-
law, Greta (Navarro), had the rare distinction of both receiving
"Outstanding Performance Awards" from the Engineering & Con-
struction Bureau for their work performance during the past year.
Charles, Jr. had been for the past three years the First Panama Oil
Pollution Control Officer under both the Marine and the Engineer-
ing & Construction Bureaus. He was responsible for setting up the
Company's extensive oil pollution abatement program, including
the identification of pollution sources, design, selection and pur-
chase of specialized oil recovery equipment; routine and emergen-
cy cleanup of oil spills; and an intensive prosecution program.
Approximately 200 ships have been prosecuted for spilling oil in
Canal Waters during Charles' stint as Oil Pollution Officer and
last year, over 300,000 gallons of oil were recovered from Cristobal
Harbor water. Young Hummer was named Environmental Control
Coordinator for the Company in April and now works for the Exe-
cutive Planning Staff, where he is overall staff officer for environ-
mental matters. His wife, Greta, is Clerical Assistant to the Chief,
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Branch of the Maintenance
Charles, Jr. is the son of Tuck and the late Kathryn (Laurie)
Hummer. Greta is the daughter of Carolina Chiari de Navarro and
the late Eduardo Navarro and foster daughter of Col. and Mrs.
Richardson Selee. The Young Hummers reside in Panama City and
have one son, Charles III, eleven years old.

Michael M. Hayes, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Hayes,
of Curundu Heights, Canal Zone, graduated with honors in May
from the St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. Mr. Hayes, a
member of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities,"
was also on the 1973 Dean's Honor Roll. He majored in Sociology
and Secondary Education. During the past year he served as a stu-
dent tutor and teacher in Special Education at the Ashwaubenon
Junior High School near DePere and was a student teacher of
sociology and contemporary problems at DePere High School. Mr.
Hayes also organized a recreation program for the Green Bay

Home for Wayward Boys and was an active member of the Heart
Fund Drive and Community Conservation Society of Green Bay.
Throughout his college career, Mr. Hayes was active in student
affairs and athletics.
Mr. Hayes now plans to pursue a career as a junior or senior
high school social science teacher, dealing mainly in sociology and
Michael's sister, Patricia, graduated from Florida State Uni-
versity in Tallahassee, Florida, in June.

James L. Doran, Severna Park, Maryland, May 18, 1973 -
"Cherie, Jim, Jr., 'Buff' and I spent three weeks in the Canal Zone
with Dad, James R. Doran, and my sister Pat Teake (Doran). Her
husband, Dr. David Teake, is a dentist at Fort Clayton. We were
just in time to see the United Nations Security Council meeting
there. Dad is retired from the storehouses and has a home in Vera
Cruz, near Fort Kobbe.

Dr. and Mrs. Antonio Suescum (Anne Wood), of Balboa,
Canal Zone, enjoyed a trip to Europe in June. Anne's parents,
Virginia and Jim Wood, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Engelke (Nellie
Wood) and baby son, of St. Petersburg met Dr. and Mrs. Suescum
in Miami for a brief family reunion.

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Mallory of La Boca spent their vaca-
tion at their summer home in Ogema, Minnesota.

SPILLWAY, June 8, 1973 Philip L. Dade, a recognized
archeological authority and a resident of the Code Province in
Panama, has written a paper which discusses the relationship be-
tween the major Pre-Colombian cultures of the Central Provinces
of the Republic of Panama, including Veraguas. His paper, which
describes the archeology and Pre-Colombian art in Panama, was
published recently in Ethnos, the Official publication of the
National Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mr. Dade proposes a new concept of the origins and in-
fluences of these cultures, basing it mainly on recent ceramic
finds in the Azuero Peninsula and Veraguas and his analysis of art
styles and painted design forms, pottery shapes and clays...

Two Panama Canal employees have been selected for a year
of university study under the U. S. Civil Service Commission's
Education for Public Management program.

They are Victor H. Higgins, Superintendent, Pacific Branch,
Locks Division, and Numan H. Vasquez, Chief, Electrical Branch,
Engineering Division. Mr. Higgins will study at the University of
of Washington, and Mr. Vasquez will attend Indiana University...

The Panama Canal Spillway, July 20, 1973 Prices of more
than 400 items sold in Panama Canal Stores will be reduced in com-
ing weeks, some by as much as 20 percent.
The savings realized by Canal Zone shoppers will be the re-
sult of an amendment to the Panama Canal pricing policy which
was suggested by the Civic Councils and fully supported by
Governor David S. Parker for approval by the Panama Canal Com-
pany Board of Directors. The Governor has announced that the
Board had approved the inclusion of health and beauty aids and
certain small household items in the New Orleans Supermarket
Pricing Policy. The list of items initially estimated at more than
400 will include such things as aspirins, shampoos, toothpaste, in-
sect sprays, floor waxes, cold tablets, deodorants shaving lotions
and metal polishes. These articles, which now are commonly sold
in U. S. supermarkets, no longer will be priced in the Zone at
department store levels, but at supermarket levels, which are
generally lower.

Effective with the close of business on July 28th, the Balboa
barber and beauty shops located in the Balboa Service Center will
be closed.
Both shops will be relocated in air-conditioned facilities on
the second floor of building 722 on El Prado, directly adjacent to
the Balboa Post Office. ..
These moves will complete the phaseout of all services at the
Balboa Service Center, which is soon to be demolished for con-
struction of a new Pacific side Central Cafeteria at that site.
The present building has been a landmark in Balboa since the
the construction of the town after the Canal was opened to world
shipping. It was originally built in 1907 in the construction town-
site of Empire but was moved to its present location in 1914 and
opened for business on Christmas Eve.

Have you notified the Society of an address change?

A gang of us, the Bishops (Sue and Ed), the Molloys (Margaret
and Bob), and Roy and I were all invited to Greeley to Al and
Norma Harrington's home to visit with Norma's sister, Barbara, and
her husband, Phil, who Nwere visiting Norma's mother, Mrs. Evans.
Barbara and Phil live in South America and were able to tell us
many interesting experiences they have had. Phil is working for
AID now.
Several months ago, Bill and Boz (Miriam) French attended a
convention at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
On one of their free days, they drove up to Denver and did some
sight-seeing. While in Denver, they visited Roy Kennedy in his
office. Since they didn't have too much time, and my office is so
far away, they called me on the phone, and we had a quickie visit
that way. We were sure sorry that they couldn't stay longer. Bill
is with All-State insurance.
In May we were visited by my nephew, Dennis McAndrews,
and two of his pals from Villanova. Dennis is the son of my sister,
Jeanie. He and his friends have been traveling across the country
and camping out, so when they stopped here on their return trip to
Pennsylvania, they were "ripe" for a good clean bed and a home-
cooked meal.
Rusty and Nita (Orr) Jones were in Denver the weekend of
June 9th. Nita has a cousin and an aunt living here and visited
them, as well as getting together with Carmen (Smith) and Carl
Neu, and Joyce (Collinge) and Garrett Minke. Although they were
here for about four days, we only got to see them on Sunday for
they had friends in Boulder they wanted to see. We did have a
good visit with them and got caught up on all the news of the Orr
and Jones families. They both looked wonderful and are very
happy living in Palo Alto near their daughter, Juanita, and her
We're spending the first week of July in Oregon at the Salis-
han Resort and will be joined there by our daughter, Beth and
her family who live in Vancouver, Washington. It will be wonder-
ful to see our two granddaughters as we haven't seen them in over
a year. Kristin just finished second grade, and Dana is looking for-
ward to going to kindergarten this fall.

Have you written your Congressman on pending legislation?

Mrs. Betty (Jack) Crawford of Fort Lauderdale is off once
more to the Zone for a visit. She will be accompanied by her
niece, Rachel Clifton, of Faison, North Carolina, and they will visit
Betty's grandnephew, Staff Sergeant William Crouch, and family
of Fort Davis.
Another Canal Zone wanderer is Edwin Jones. He and his dog
and in his new Toyota will visit family in Pennsylvania and then on
to Maine to visit Captain and Mrs. Howard Wentworth (Helen and
Jiggs), of Searsport, Maine, and his Lauderdale neighbors, Paul and
Marguerite Hertgen, of Bristol, Maine. Afterwards, he will head
west for various visits with relatives and friends
Bea Monsanto Ryan of Balboa was a visitor to Fort Lauder-
dale and an overnight guest of Gil and Millie Rowe. She was here
to visit her daughter, a student at Prospect Hall.
For Mother's Day, Mother Van Siclen was a visitor at the
home of her son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Betty Van Siclen.
It is always a joy to have her here.
Captain and Mrs. Carl Cetti have returned from a visit to New
York and other spots.
The William Nickishers of Balboa were in Fort Lauderdale due
to the death of Mrs. Nickisher's father, Lt. General Thomas
Leonard Harrold, who was a long time resident here.
Before leaving for Maine this summer, the Paul Hertgens had
a party for the following friends, Gil and Millie Rowe, Byrne and
Armella Hutchings, Lonnie and Betty Van Siclen and Mother Van
Siclen, Pete and Bob Johnson and their nephew Toby Wilson, the
son of Lucille Wilson, Agnes Hearon, Barbara Hutchings, Ed
Jones, Glad Gulick and her sister Mid the latter two relatives of
the Yerkes.
The Bill Hutchings (son of Mabel Hutchings and the late R.
W. Hutchings), who make their home in New Bern, North Carolina,
were visitors in Florida and while in Fort Lauderdale were the
guests of Bill's uncle and aunt, Byrne and Armella Hutchings.
They were entertained by various members of the Hutchings'
clan here.
Michelle Hutchings, of Panama City, the daughter of Alba
(Bud) and Vally Hutchings has been a visitor this past month at
the home of her uncle and aunt, Jack and Phyllis Hutchings and
her cousins, Phyllis, Patti, Johnnie and Steven Hutchings.
Mrs. A. D. Hutchings will spend a few days with relatives ir
Fort Lauderdale and later, accompanied by her daughter, Michelle,
will go to Clearwater, Florida, for a visit with son Buddy
Hutchings, who is attending an automotive school there, and son
Billy who will enroll in Junior College this fall.

George and Kay Winquist spent ten days in Nashville, Tenn-
essee visiting their daughter Ann who is attending school in Nash-
Ted and Eleanor McIlhenny, for many years residents of
Balboa, who retired to Shaker Heights, Ohio, celebrated their 50th
Anniversary by taking their three sons, Bob, Bill and David, and
their families on a cruise through the Caribbean in June. On
their return, Ted and Eleanor spent a few days with their old
friends, David and Peggy Yerkes.
Warner and Rita Hoyle, who are on their last vacation before
retiring, were in Fort Lauderdale for a few days visiting Rita's
uncle, Mr. McEvoy.
Jim and Virginia Wood were visitors to this part of Florida
and were guests at the Seasons Hotel. They were joined by their
family, the Robert Engelkes and baby son. Millie and Gil Roe
entertained at dinner for the Woods and had as their guests the
George Winquists, Agnes Hearon and Barbara Hutchings.
A most delightful gathering was held on May 20th at the
Sheraton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Our host and President. John
Ridge, Jr., of Miami, planned the party, and it was well attended.
Two new guests were Tom Foley, the son of Lt. Foley of the Bal-
boa Police, and Guy Stewart, a lawyer, now retired and living in
Miami. Guy's father was a tug boat pilot on the Atlantic side
in years gone by. The entertainment furnished by John was
wonderful. William Clary, husband of Gene Sexton Clary, who is
a professional singer, entertained with songs from various musical
comedies and also led the crowd in singing. Everyone left the
party most happy, and all are looking forward to-meeting again
in the late fall.
A notice from the Eastern Star Chapter of Cristobal states
that a real old timer on the Zone, May Glawson Cotten, is leaving
the Isthmus to go to Vermont to live with her son-in-law and
daughter, Worden and Bea French. Barbara Hutchings

Mrs. Mary Eleanor Becker, Marrero, telephoned to say she had
been "on the go" lately. She spent last Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas with her daughter, Bertha-Jane, and her family, in Georgia.
Valerie and Hershell Dempsey, Jr., spent February there from the
Zone. From Georgia, Mrs. Becker visited in Tulia, Texas, with
Christine and Carl Zeeck, formerly of Pedro Miguel, and in Geary,
Oklahoma, with her nieces and nephews. She returned to her
Wynhoven apartment in New Orleans in May just in time to join
a group from the apartment on a four-day trip to Disney World in

Florida. She also joined a one-day excursion to St. Mary of the
Pines Catholic Girls' School in Chatawa, Mississippi.. Besides travel-
ing, Mrs. Becker stays busy crocheting, cooking and joining in the
social activities of the apartment complex where she enjoys .per-
forming improvised ballets.
Richard Dinkgreve, Metairie, writes that Mrs. Edna Wertz, of
Ozona, Florida, when en route to the Canal Zone, had visited with
them, and that he had taken her to New Orleans to board the SS
CRISTOBAL. She will visit for several months in the Zone with
her son Leonard, and his wife, their new baby and with the Bray-
tons. During June, the Dinkgreves had two three-day visits from
Via Mae's sister, Zonabel, and her son, Edmund, who lives in
Biloxi, Mississippi. They really enjoyed having them and tdna
very much and only wished that they lived closer so that they
would see each other more often. In July, the Dinkgreves were
visited with much pleasure and surprise by Rev. Robert Gussick,
former pastor of the Lutheran Church on the Zone. He had been
attending the Lutheran Convention at the Rivergate in New Orleans.
Richard found that two ex-vicars from the Zone, George Riemer
and Fred Reklau, were also in attendance at the convention.
Carole Conn Dugan, Box 17353, Baton Rouge, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Conn of Coco Solo made the College Dean's
List at Louisiana State University in June. Carole is in the college
of Arts and Sciences, majoring in English.
Laura and Christine Frutchey, daughters of Mrs. Kay Crandall
Frutchey, of Dallas, Texas, and Major David W. Frutchey, of Al-
brook Air Force Base, spent two weeks in July visiting their grand-
mother, Mrs. Kathleen W. Crandall, of Baton Rouge. The girls
attend Diablo Elementary School and are active in the Girl Scouts
and a Spanish Club. They are excellent swimmers, Laura speciali-
zing in the breaststroke and Christine in the backstroke, and re-
turned to the Zone to participate in an Intercanal Swimmers
Association Meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Goodwin, formerly of New Orleans, have
returned to the Zone, leaving three daughters here in school two
at Louisiana State University (New Orleans) and one a recent
graduate at Abramson High School, New Orleans.
Miss Claudia Marie Hanbury, Box 16990-A, Baton Rouge, has;
been tapped for membership in Mortar Board, a national honor
society for university women at Louisiana State University. Ini-
tiation ceremonies were held on the campus on April 18 for 23
coeds. Dedicated to advancing the spirit of service and fellow-
ship among university women and to promoting and maintaining
high standards of scholarship, Mortar Board annually recognizes

.Aanding junior and senior students for scholarship, leadership
Ad service to the university community. Miss Hanbury is a mar-
xeting major, and the daughter of Mrs. Louise M. Hanbury of
Balboa. (See picture in this issue).
Mrs. Frances P. Walker, formerly of Marrero, has returned to
the Isthmus and lives in Bella Vista with her daughter and son-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Abdiel A. Flynn. Mrs. Flynn, the former Pat
Walker, works in Central Employment, Ancon.
Mrs. Leon Warren, New Orleans, writes that her daughter,
Kathryn Ann Warren Lewark, was graduated from Louisiana State
University (New Orleans) with a bachelor's degree in English in
May. After graduation, she and her husband, James Lewark, spent
a three-week vacation in the Zone as guests of Jack and Clara
Brayton. Kathy is now employed in a New Orleans hospital,
and James is in school with plans to graduate in December with a
degree in Economics. Mrs. Warren also reports that her son, David,
is now a first lieutenant is the Army, stationed near Newport News,
Virginia. -Patt Foster Roberson, Louisiana Reporter

Greetings from the land of four Seasons, where none of them
is anything but delightful! We had a picnic at the home of Charlie
and Carmen Howe on the 14th of July. Their home is lovely, and
I really mean lovely. We all felt that for a little while we were
back on the Zone again for wherever one turned there were
memories of Panama. Carmen had prepared the entire picnic -
she gave us Manicotti, Bollo, fried Plantain, a Tossed Salad, and
much Zonian hospitality. There were 24 present, including three
guests Bena Sawyer's kin folks who spend their summers here.
Clara Jorstad sent me a bit of news. They were not able to
come to the Picnic as they were having a Picnic at their home on
the same day for the Waynesville Art League Guild and expected
50 to be there. Clara said that Kay Hamilton, of Fort Lauderdale,
was camping at Cherokee with friends. They had all been at the
Jorstads for luncheon on the Fourth of July. Clara is still hard at
work on her hobbies, as is Arnie. She entered three things in the
Western North Carolina annual exhibit a woven wall hanging,
a painting, and a hooked rug. She got three blue ribbons. s Then
she went on to the State Fair with them and got a red ribbon on
the wall hanging and a white ribbon on the hooked rug. Arvie
entered a hooked rug he had made in the W. C. Fair, and a wo-
man from Tennessee saw it and bought it. That is making your
xobby actually count for you.

The Tom Colemans have had both their daughters, here for
a visit this summer. Jane and Jack (Dombrowski) arrived in late
June; Jack is retired from the Locks Division. Louise (Sis) ; and
Jim Pattison and young son Jimmy, up from the Zone pn vacation,
were here, but they have now gone to Washington,-Pennsylvania,
to visit with Jim's relatives and then to Orlando where they will
visit their oldest son Tom. Jean and Jack will spend part of the
summer with their son Dale, his wife, Carolyn, and grandsons:
Scott and Jason, and their daughter Barbara, husband Gordon and
their daughters Carol and Jennifer. Both families live in Florida -
Dale in Lakeland and Barbara in Margate. The Dombrowskys
will return to Hendersonville where they are having a house built in
a section known as Grimesdale. We greet the Dombrowskys and are
happy that they will be with us from now on.
The Howells enjoyed a short visit from the Jack Tabors, of
Largo, Florida, and at the same time a visit from their daughter
Margaret and family. Jack, Carolee, and Margaret had much remi-
niscing to do and news to catch up on as they had not seen each
since 1-957. Clarence and Della are still active in the World War I
Veteran's Organization and are doing volunteer work at Oteen Vet-
erans Hospital.
The Dodsons are both happy and pursuing their favorite hob-
bies Conrad growing beautiful flowers and Ethel hunting in
dusty basements and attics for antiques. She has found many
articles, restored them, and they now sit side by side with the things
they brought from Panama.
The Tillmans spent a weekend at Lake Hiwassee at Murphy,
North Carolina, with the Gerald E. Coopers of St. Petersburg,
formerly of Gamboa. Del and Ethel enjoyed water skiing once
more in fact so much that they are all going back for another
The Howes are expecting their daughter, Shirley, her husband
D. P. MacHenry, and children from California. Mack is going to
Korea on his coming assignment, and Shirley and the children
will stay with Charlie and Carmen. Lloyd and Jo Kent and girls
were with the Howes for four days before going to California to
see Lloyd's sister. Howard and Margie Harrison came from Wood-
leaf, North Carolina, where they are living and spent a day with the
Howes. Grandma Howe (Stella) is visiting for a couple of weeks
with her daughter, Blanche Rine, of Kokomo, Indiana.
The Hoenkes are at their summer home in Vermont. Louise
Harrell, husband Bill Wright, and younger children are coming
from Arizona to visit Louise's parents, Bruce and Mildred. They
will be here just a short time and then go on back home. The

Bentzes are in the Grand Tetons visiting with Betty's sisters.
They have been gone about a month.
The rest of us, we who stay at home all summer long, are all
fine. Margaret Wanlass, Secretary, Carmen Howe, President

The Panama Canal Society of Texas had a luncheon and
meeting on July 14, 1973. President John Terry welcomed those
attending. Following a brief business meeting, there was a period
of visitation. When Canal Zone friends get together, a good time
is had by all. Our membership is growing each year.
Dallas and Grace Thornton are now Houston residents. They
are busy traveling at this time. While in Kerrville, Texas, they saw
Annette and J. B. Fields, Harry and Rachel Carlson and the Dale
Bishop family, who are waiting to move into their new home.
While in San Antonio, the Thorntons were with Leonard and
Wanda Mann, who retired a year ago from the U. S. Navy.
Genevieve and Pat Coakley spent the first two weeks of
June "doing" the British Isles, starting in Dublin, Ireland; on
through Scotland, North Wales and ending in London, England.
Pat had business meetings with British film and television compa-
nies. He is one of the owners of Film ,Associates. Inc., in
Houston, Texas. In August, Pat and Genevieve will be in Grand
Rapids, Michigan, visiting Pat's mother. "Sweet Alice" spent the
summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with Pat's brother Jim
and family.
To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. S.
L. Souder were honored with a buffet, given by their daughter,
Helen Rae and husband,. Bill McDougall. Friends, relatives, neigh-
bors and many friends of Canal Zone days now living in Houston,
assembled in the private clubhouse of the McDougall's lovely new
townhouse neighborhood. Patricia Lou and Maureen McDougall,
granddaughters of the Souders, presided at the refreshment tables.
Mrs. Lillian Evans, of Greeley, Colorado, attended with the Ed
Schnake family, of Dickinson, Texas. She had been visiting these
friends of Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone, days. Mr. Murriell Souder
came from New York City for this special event honoring his par-
ents. He is employed by Texaco Oil Company. Gifts from the
children of Myrtle and Lou Souder included the buffet, plane tick-
ets to Tampa, Florida, and a pair of beautiful Rosenthal china love
birds a special order from Germany. Myrtle and Lou reported a
wonderful visit to Tampa, Florida. with their good friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Meyer.

Mr. Algeron S. Brown, Jr. has completed his Sophomore year
at Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas. He will en-
roll in the University of Houston this fall for his third year.
Miss Patricia Lou McDougall, a recent high school graduate,
will continue her education at Southwest Texas State College in
San Marcos, Texas.
Irene and Lee Wright had Mrs. Lillian Ryan, of Jay, New
York as a visitor several months ago. She drove to Kerrville,
Texas, to be with Annette and J. B. Fields and Clare and Louise
Comins, who winter in Texas, from their home in Silvertown,
Oregon. During the month of June, Viola and Emerson Fuller
came from St. Petersburg, Florida, with visits in the Houston
home of Irene and Lee Wright and to Lake Johnson, Texas, to be
with Mrs. Herbert Knapp.
At this writing, we are happy to report that the following
members of the Panama Canal Society of Texas are recovering
nicely from recent illnesses. These are Mrs. Iva Standefer, Mrs.
Ione Brown, Mrs. John Terry, Mrs. Myrtle Souder, Mrs. Tilly Levy,
and Mr. Herbert Rothwell. Our prayers are with all of our sick
and those in sorrow.
Some folks are the kind you remember, whether they're near
or far. Some friends are never forgotten, that's just the kind that
Canal Zone friends are. Mrs. G. Lee Wright, Recording Secretary

Reservation forms for the 1974 Annual Reunion are in the
current issue. We hope to avoid any inconvenience to members as
in 1973 when, unfortunately, the RECORD was late. We advise
making reservation early. If, at the time, you are unable to attend
the Reunion and NOTIFY the Secretary-Treasurer, your money
will be refunded so you can't lose by making early reservations.
We are also sorry to have to quote increased prices, but, as of
necessity, all of us should be getting immune to that situation!!!
The innovation of the Cocktail Party in 1973 was one of the
highlights of the Reunion. As with any "first", the Committee
realized that a few changes were in order. A larger room will
be provided for the event which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.,
January 9, 1974. Hors d'oeurves will be staggered thus, late
comers will not find an empty table. It is also planned to have
music with dancing for those who desire such strenuous exercise!
HELP,HELP!! The Editor's source of news clippings from
the Canal Zone has retired. At one time the Society subscribed to
the STAR & HERALD, but often we received the papers from

six weeks to two months after the date of publication news was
too late for a current issue of the RECORD. We would appreciate
members taking a few moments to cut clippings and send to the
RECORD Editor. Although news of the death of former Zonians
is sad, we would appreciate notification from friends of the family.
Our aim is that the RECORD portray an account as complete
and accurate as possible.
Our thanks to the conscientious reporters and to individuals
who do notify us on news of interest to our members. This co-
operation IS very important to us in our attempt to make the
RECORD an authentic source of information on former Zonians
in their retirement lives, as well as keeping in touch with the
"younger" generation who eventually, we hope, will carry on the
work initiated by John F. Warner and the Charter Members.
We are happy, too, to have reports again from Colorado and
Copy for the December Issue MUST BE at the printer on
November 1. Material should be received by the Editor AT
LEAST one week before the Deadline date at Dixie Press.

Michael Zombory, Chief of the License Section for the past
10 years has retired with more than 31 years of United States
Government Service. Mr. Zombory went to the Canal Zone in
1941 when he was employed as a clerk-stenographer in the former
Correspondence Bureau of the Executive Department. He also
worked as a clerk in the Police headquarters for several years.
Mr. Zombory's wife, Mildred, was employed for 27 years in
the Federal Aviation Administration and retired in 1970.
Mr. and Mrs. Zombory are making their retirement home in
St. Joseph, Missouri 1215 Charles Street, Zip Code 64501.

The mailing date for the ANNUAL ISSUE has been changed
form December 1 to November 1. All known address changes and
the listing of new members in the Annual Address Book should be
received by Mrs, Jean Mann, Secretary-Treasurer, by October 1-
EARLIER, if known.
Members who normally receive the ANNUAL ISSUE at their
winter address in Florida should notify the Society if they plan to
be in Florida in early November. Otherwise, their copies of the
ANNUAL ISSUE will be sent to their home state address.

Boyd, Capt. and Mrs. Robert F........................................... Box 1817, Balboa
Coffey, Mr. and Mrs. David E.................................................. Box 88, Margarita
Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis ............................................... Box 1902, Cristobal
Gove, Capt, and Mrs. Thomas W.......................................... Box 1224, Cristobal
Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A ............................................ Box 679, Balboa
Harte, Mr. and Mrs. Neville, A. ................................................. Box 25, Balboa
Klontz, Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. ............................................. Box 577, Margarita
Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. ................................................ Box 538, Balboa
Kresge, Mr. and Mrs. Richard............................ .................... Box 94, Gatun
McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.............................................. Box 726, Balboa
Mcllhenny, Mr. and Mrs. David C. .............................. Drawer 5095, Cristobal
Marceau, Mr. and Mrs. George J.............................................. Box 966, Balboa
Seldon,'. Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Sr........................................... Box 218, Balboa
Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F................................................. Box 32, Gatun
Swearingen, Mr. and Mrs. Richard ......... ............... Box 1984, Cristobal
White, Mr. and Mrs. Albert M............................................ Box 1709, Cristobal
Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter F................ 3 Osmington Lane, Bella Vista 72712
Munsil, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M ..................... Rt. 2, Box 235-A, P.O. Box 1174
Russellville 72801
Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. Paul E..............9224 Dunbarton Road, Santee 92071
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. ........... 20701 Beach Boulevard, Space # 125,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Beissel, Mrs. Robert..................................... 300 Valley Stream Drive, Apt. 2-R
Naples 33940
Hensler, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W............. 4722 French Street, Jacksonville 32205
Kunkel, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A ............. 510 Magnolia Drive, Zephyrhills, 33599
Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R................... 9701 S. W. 60th Ct., Miami 33156
Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. James M........ 2600 6th Avenue N., St. Petersburg 33713
Toland, Mr. and Mrs. Howard J........... 12619 137th Lane North, Largo 33540
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D ................... 305 Fairview Drive, Dalton 30720
Dahl, Mr. Fred N. ......................................... 2627 South Rustin Ave, Apt. C-32,
Sioux City 51106
Fall, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur B. ............... Route 208, Box 442, New Paltz 12561
Proback, Mr. and Mrs. Peter ................................. 186 7th Avenue, Troy 12180
Bazan, Mr. and Mrs. Kazimierz............. co Mrs. F. W. Featherston, 30071
Meadowbrook Drive, Wickcliffe 44092
Geyer, Mi. and Mrs. Donovan I................. 204 Gerry Street, Reading 19602
Bissell, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A................ P.O. Box 214, Murrells Inlet 29576
Morrill, Mrs. Mildred N. .................... Fernwood Garden Apts. G-3, Fernwood-
Glendale Road, Spartanburg 29302
Westendorff, Mr. James W .................................... 11 Janet Road, Aiken 29801

Corrigan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S................................... Box 109, Kerrville 78028
Halley, Mr. and Mrs. Milton J .................... 6071-C Escondido, El Paso 19912
Krziza, Mr. and Mrs. Leo J......................................... Box 1096, Kerrville 78028
Crumb, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S................. 10 Broadwater Avenue, Oyster 23419
Reppa, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B................ 315 Lamond Place, Alexandria 22314
Information of new members received by the Editor after August 1st will
appear in the Annual Issue which will be mailed in early November.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Miller left late in June to visit Allen's
sister and family in Danville, Illinois. They planned to be in
Livingston, Montana, on July 14 to attend the wedding of Kay's
niece. Later, they will visit their sons-in-law and daughters,,
Marjorie and Richard Barnett in Portland, Oregon, and Martha
and Stephen Young in Colorado. Kay and Allen expect to be
away three months.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dee returned to Sarasota from a two
weeks' trip to Alaska which included a flight to Seattle and the
train tour to Mt. McKinley Park. They spert ten days in Alaska
and returned by boat on the inland waterway to Vancouver before
flying home. Tommy's daughter, Mrs. Patricia Mead, with her
two children arrived before her parents left for Alaska and stayed
in her parents' home while they were gone. They will be joined
by her husband, Ronnie Mead, in August and will return to the
Canal Zone after the summer vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Starke have had as their houseguest, his
sister, Mrs. Jane Starke Koch. Jane, who has been in government
service for 25 years, has recently completed four years as Consul
with the American Embassy in Mexico City. She left in mid-July
to take up her new assignment with the United States Consulate in
In May, Mildred Neely and Jeanne Burgoon flew to Las Vegas
as delegates to the National Bolwing convention and tournament.
Earlier in the month, Milly and Jeanne were delegates to the State
Bowling convention in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Carmela (Milly) Reccia, of Torrance, California, was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Noonan. Also visiting Della and Joe
was Mrs. Howard (Peggy) Finnegan, of Colon, Republic of Panama,
who spent a week in Sarasota before flying to New York to visit
her brother. She later flew to California for a vacation.
Mrs. Charlotte Eckert returned in July from a visit with her
daughters and their families in New York and Maryland. She visit-
ed David and Jacqueline Johnstone in Blue Point, Long Island, and

while there attended the installation of her grandson, David, into
the office of Master Councillor, Order of DeMolay. Her son-in-law
is a DeMolay Dad a position he has held for several years. Char-
lotte also visited Gerald and Marie Trowbridge in Glenelg, Mary-
land. Eleven-year-old Diane Johnstone accompanied her grand-
mother when she returned to Sarasota for a summer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orvis with their children, Bobby, Carl
and Nita, of Balboa, spent their six weeks' vacation in Sarasota
with Bob's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Orvis. While in Flor-
ida, they also drive to Tampa for a visit with Bob's brother,
James E. Orvis, USAF, retired, his wife, Julie, and sons, Jimmy
and Andy.
Mrs. Billie Galloway returned in July from Texas following a
month's visit with her daughter, Anna Kathryn and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Patrick and three children of Houston. En route
home, they made a stop-over in Atlanta to visit her son, Joe Gallo-
way and family. Her granddaughters, Kari Jo and Anna Galloway,
accompanied their grandmother to Sarasota for a two-week va-
cation with their aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hitch-
cock, Mr. and Mrs. David Gatz and Mrs. Robin Comer.
During her week's vacation in July, Miss Grace Joustra visited
friends in Washington D. C. and traveled with them to Niagara
Falla. They also visited Cornell University in Ithaca, New York,
and attended the Passion Play in Rochester.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hartman were her niece and hus-
band, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Dowell (Zona Boggs) with their children,
Richard and Vicki, of Coco Solo, and Dr. Dowell's sister, Grace,
and brother-in-law, Admiral James McCormick, USN, retired, who
have recently moved into their new home in North Port Charlotte.
After a short visit in North Port Charlotte, Zona and Harry
and children flew to Arlington, Virginia, to visit Zona's brother-
in-law and sister, Colonel Don DeMarr, USA retired and, Stella
(Boggs) DeMarr.
Mrs. and Mrs. George Roth flew to the Canal Zone for a ten-
day visit as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wrenn, of Margarita. En
route home, George and Tommy made a stopover in Atlanta for
a brief visit with their son-in-law and daughter, Bobby and Marilyn
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hitchcock returned in July after a
ten-day visit in Boxford, Massachusetts, with their son, Bill, and his
wife, Jennifer, and son, Cooper 3. Bill, who was formerly employ-
ed with Prentiss-Hall Publishing Company is now associated with
Cahners Publishing Company in Boston.

for Box 11566
Membership St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

I.............................................. hereby apply for membership in the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., and enclose 5.00 as my ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
dues for the year ................... $2.50 of this amount is for a Subscription to the CANAL
RECORD for one year.

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

Name (W ife) .............................................................. ................

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

City. .................. ............................. State............ Zip Code..........
Division Employed ................. .. ............ .......................

R ecom m ended 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 -
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs.


Residents of Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
Florida Only

N am e .... ...........................................................................
Address ............................ .. ......... .... ... ............. Box.............
City................... .............................. State............ Zip Code...........
T telephone ....... .......................................................................
N am e .............................................................................
Address............................... .... ............... ............... Box.............
City...................................... ........... State............ Zip Code...........

Amount Enclosed $.......................... Check.......... M.O........... Cash..........
Aonroved by .................................................... Guard date. ............
DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.


Payment 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
................. ..... $2.50 of this amount is for a subscription to the CANAL RECORD
for one year. (Please return this bill with remittance.)
N am e .... ...........................................................................
Street .............................. .......... .................... Box ..............
City .............. .................. ......... State............ Zip Code............
D ues for..............; 1971............; 1972............; 1973............; 1974............
Amount Enclosed $......................... Check.......... M.O........... Cash..........

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

Make your plans to attend the Forty-Second Anniversary Reunion,
January 9-10, St. Petersburg, Florida. The Committee is already at
work to make the coming reunion another SUCCESS.

Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

N am e .... ...........................................................................

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

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

D ues 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.

JANUARY 9, 1974
7:30 P.M.
PRICE: $2.00 per person. Please reserve the following tickets:

Name ..............................................

N am e .................... ............................

N am e ....................................................

N am e .. ................................................

TOTAL: $.............

Enclosed is $. ............... check......... M .O.......... Cash.........
representing total for all persons listed above.
Return form to The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

JANUARY 10, 1974
12:30 P.M.
PRICE: $3.50 per person including tax and gratuity. Please reserve luncheon
tickets for the following:

N am e ................ ................................

N am e ...........................

N am e .....................................................

N am e ...................................................

TOTAL: $............

Enclosed is $................ check......... M .O.......... Cash.........
representing total for all persons listed above.
Return form to The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

4th Street at 1st Avenue, North
P.O. Box 1691
St. Petersburg, Florida 33731
SINGLE $12.00 DOUBLE $14.00 TRIPLE $17.50

Arrival Date ................... Departure Date ...................

N am e ... .........................................................

Address .................................. City ......................

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes, Sarasota, Florida

Monthly Meeting (first Friday of every month at 1:30
p.m.) of the Panama Canal Society of Florida at the
Gulfport Community Center.

Mr. and Mrs. William Gaudette, Flagler Beach, Florida

SEmmt ad Ae A L a lls, Calif
Emmett and Adele Argo, Laguna Hills, California

Grace V. Carey, Zephyrhills Florida, and brother, George A.
Jones, Jr., St. Petersburg, Florida

Seated: H. A. (Louie) Kleefkens, Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Allen C.
Barnhart (Wilhelmina Rudge), Sequim, Washington; Standing:
Mrs. Marie Fraser and Joharna (Jo) Freudigmann, both of
Tampa, Florida. The 1973 Reunion was the first time in 22
years the brother and sisters had been together.

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

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




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