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Canal record
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Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
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Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
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v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
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Panama Canal Society of Florida
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Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
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St. Petersburg, Fla
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Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 4 (Nov. 1976); title from cover.

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MARCH, 1980


VOL. 14


No. 1





CONTENTS
President's M message ................................. .................... 2
Editor's Lines ........................................................ ...... 2
Legislative Report ................................................ ...........3
Excerpts Executive Committee Meeting ............................ ....... .. 4
Minutes of the Scheduled Meeting .......... ............................. 5
Nomination Committee Report .......... ................... ............ 11
Reunion Information ...................................... .............. 11
News Clips ............................. ........ ............. ........... 15
Condensed News from The Panama Canal Spillway ............................. 16
Ditch Digger Days ................. .... ................................... 28
Isthm us Episodes ............................................... ............. 29
Retirements ...............................................31
Births ............. ... ................... ................ ........... 33
W eddings ........................................................ ....... 34
Deaths........................................... 37
Sale and Locator............................. ...............68
Audit Report........................ ................................ ........70
Survey Report on The Canal Record .................. ...................... .. 72
New Menibers ..................................... ......................... 77
NEWS FROM
Panama Canal..........42 Illinois ................ 56 Oregon................59
Alabama ..............43 Louisiana..............56 South Carolina.........60
Arizona .............44 North Carolina ........58 Tennessee ...........62
Arkansas..............45 M aine.................59 Texas.................62
California..............48 M issouri...............59 Virginia............... 66
Florida.................49 Washington ..........66
ADVERTISERS
Ramada Inn (South) .................. 14 Vigilant Real Estate ................36
Peltz Shoes ........................ 21 Crisp Co. Real Estate ............... 67
PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
DATES TO REMEMBER
MARCH
30 Palm Sunday 31 Passover Begins Sundown
APRIL
2 & 3 Passover
4 Good Friday
Regular Meeting PCSF, Gulfport Community Center
6 Easter Sunday
17 Golf Tournament, Sunset Golf Club, Luncheon Noon Tee Off 1:00 P.M.
Cruise Tampa Bay Bay Queen, 2:30 P.M.
18 Past Matrons Luncheon Meeting 11:30 A.M., Bayfront Concourse
General Meeting 1:30 P.M. Suncoast Room, Bayfront Concourse
Ball 8:00 P.M., Coliseum
19 Luncheon, 12:30 P.M., Websters, Bayfront Concourse
MAY
2 NO MEETING TODAY 20 Shavouth Begins Sundown
NO MEETING IN MAY 21 & 22 Shavouth
11 Mother's Day 30 Memorial Day (or 26th)
JUNE
6 Regular Meeting PCSF, Gulfport Community Center 1:30 P.M.
14 Flag Day Fly your flag. Respect our Country.
15 Father's Day
COVER PICTURES: Upper picture taken 1915 courtesy Graphic Branch, PC Commis-
sion.Please note but one flag pole with our U.S. Flag. Lower picture 1980, courtesy Sam
"Skip" Rowley, Jr.







The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.


(A Non-Profit Organization)

To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
(USPS 088-020)
P. O. Box 11566 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33733


Jack F. Morris
President

Charles C. Fears
Vice-President

Jean B. Mann
Secretary-Treasurer

Anna T. Collins
Record Editor

Dorothy C. Yocum
Chaplain
William F. Grady
Legislative Representative

Paul M. Disharoon
Sergeant-at-Arms


J. F. Warner
Founder


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Jack F. Morris
Chairman

Charles C. Fears

Jean B. Mann

H. L. Clarke, Jr.

Robert J. Roy

Gaddis Wall

Eugene I. Askew

Albert F. Pate


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,
September, November and December.

MEMBERSHIP FEES $10.00 ANNUALLY. To receive the CANAL RECORD,
all persons MUST BE MEMBERS and pay ANNUAL DUES of $10.00. 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 PRINTING OF ST. PETERSBURG, 634 2nd Avenue
South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

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

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


No. 1


VOL. 14


MARCH, 1980







PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE ...
Now that another Panama Canal Society year is coming to an end
I should like to state that we have experienced some rough going con-
cerning several important matters but, with the efficient handling of
the problems by our top-notch Executive Committee members,
everything has been resolved satisfactorily.
And we were lucky! Through an article in a local newspaper, infor-
mation was received of the financial difficulty involving the motel
where we had advertised our 1980 Reunion was to be held. We realized
that an immediate change was necessary, not only to prevent loss of
deposits on rooms but to find an establishment large enough to accom-
modate our Annual Reunion. After a frantic search we were most for-
tunate in locating the Bayfront Concourse Hotel with one open date
available. Considering that the rate at this very modern hotel might be
a little high for some members, neighboring hotel rates were obtained
and are printed elsewhere in this issue.
Throughout the year we have enjoyed many successful gather-
ings, starting off and highlighted by the 1979 Reunion. It is hoped our
1980 Reunion will be just as successful. Don't allow anything to pre-
vent your attendance at the once a year greatest affair of all your
Panama Canal Society Reunion where you will enjoy being with
dear friends and acquaintances once again.
As my tenure draws to a close, allow me to express my deepest ap-
preciation to all the members of our society for your support through-
out the year. I wish to thank and commend the officers and Executive
Committee members for a difficult job well done.
On behalf of Grace and myself, we again thank all of you for mak-
ing our year so rewarding.
JACK F. MORRIS

EDITOR'S LINES
The beautiful poem on the Obituary page of this issue was submit-
ted by Mrs. Agnes S. Allan of Meredith, NH. John Carpenter, who co-
wrote the script, for the TV movie called "Better Late Than Never,"
found the verse. He says the late John Wayne had recited it when he
delivered the eulogy at the funeral of director Howard Hawks in 1977.
Nobody knows who wrote it, however.
The poem Beatitudes For Friends of the Aged I found in the
Senior Jack Ridge's hotel room in St. Petersburg recently. How well
done and most thoughtful it teaches one to be.
Then the poem My Get Up and Go Has Got Up and Went is
great and was submitted by Miss Clifford H. (Dixie) Ewing of Jackson-
ville, FL.







We should all be reminded of the tree of life after reading these
poems.
Many thanks to you three members for sharing these poems with
us.
Our Secretary and I would really appreciate your sending in a
Change of Address at least two weeks before the Records come out,
that is, if you forgot to mail in your change of address. After each
mailing we get many address labels returned to us (the Record is
destroyed) which the Society must pay 250 to learn that our members
have moved. We both have asked you to send in your new address as
soon as you know you are moving. One member wrote us almost a year
later that he had moved! Won't you please think of all the extra work
you cause us and the money the Society spends and the next time you
are moving, please send us a change of address as soon as you know
your new address with the effective date. The Post Office has a Form
3579 for your use FREE and the Change of Address form was in
the September 1978 Record for your use.
The result of the survey on the Canal Record is published toward
the back pages of this issue. We had hoped that some suggestions
would be given for activities during the Reunion, but only a few came
forth. Anytime you have any suggestions please feel free to submit
them to us, it will be appreciated. After all, this is your Society let's
all enjoy its activities.
Deadline for news for the JUNE Canal Record is your postmark
April 24, 1980, or bring the news with you to the Reunion.
See you downtown St. Petersburg at the Bayfront Concourse on
April 17th.
ANNA T. COLLINS

LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
According to figures released by the Labor Department's Bureau
of Labor Statistics, civil service, foreign service and military retirees
will receive annuity cost-of-living adjustments of 6.0 percent effective
March 1, 1980. This increase was determined by a 1.1 percent gain in
the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Work-
ers (CPI-W) for the month of December 1979. December's percentage
increase pushed the CPI-W reading for the last month of 1979 to 230.0,
from a November 1979 reading of 227.6.
Sen. John Warner, R-VA, accuses the Office of Personnel
Management of "unconscionable delays" of as much as eight months in
processing applications for federal retirement. Warner asked Comp-
troller General Elmer Staats to investigate the situation, declaring
that the OPM has a backlog of 25,000 pending retirement applications.
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Federal employees inquiring about proposed retirement "are be-
ing advised that the process will require from six to eight months
before the full amount of annuity may be received," Warner said. A
special monthly check sent to new retirees to tide them over until
regular payment begins "does not cover basic living necessities, in
most cases," he added.
OPM officials acknowledge that new retirees are only given about
three-fourths of their regular entitled annuities and that it takes
months before they get their rightful annuities plus the back payment.
They say an effort is being made to improve the efficiency of the
program to speed payments to retirees.
All retirees in Florida should be aware of a new Florida Law
referred to as Bill 61. In brief the new law provides that any provider
of health care services such as physicians, hospitals and nursing homes
are required, upon request, to furnish the patient an itemized state-
ment of the services rendered showing charges for each listed service.
The furnishing of such statement may not be conditioned upon the
prior payment of the bill. Detail required: The type of illness treated,
X-rays and where performed, injections should indicate the type and
location of each injection, laboratory tests should show the type and
where performed (i.e. doctor's office, laboratory, etc.), the date when
each service was provided and the name of each provided involved.
WILLIAM F. GRADY

EXCERPTS FROM
Executive Committee Meeting January 28, 1980
1. Agreement made to change bank depository to one with free
checking account and where no minimum balance is required.
2. Approval made of two applications, by members, to display and sell
merchandise at our Annual Reunion.
3. Reaffirmed previous decision to change location of 1980 Reunion
from Ramada Inn South to Bayfront Concourse Hotel.
4. Discussion relative recommendation by the Record Editor to amend
the Constitution and By-Laws to elect an Assistant to the Record
Editor at a salary of $50.00 per month. Decision made that a job de-
scription of both Record Editor and Assistant be submitted. Further,
that an assistant should be appointed (if approved) rather than elected,
thus permitting immediate termination if deemed feasible.
5. Discussed proposal to amend Art. II-1-Committees, "to restore
Record Editor to Executive Committee." By a vote of 5 to 3, it was
decided to recommend to the general membership at the 1980 business
meeting, that the present by-laws (revised and approved by the gen-
eral membership at the 1979 annual business meeting) which authorize
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the incumbent President to appoint four members whom he deemed
most qualified in the processing of very sensitive matters regarding
expenditures involving salaries, office equipment, printing costs, ser-
vices, insurance, additional office employees, reunion, etc., as well as
many other matters that affect the welfare of the Society, should re-
main unchanged.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
PRESIDENT JACK F. MORRIS ................... Tel. 577-3588
VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES C. FEARS........... Tel. 576-7844
SECRETARY/TREASURER MRS. JEAN B. MANN Tel. 867-7796
RECORD EDITOR MRS. ANNA T. COLLINS........ Tel. 894-8484


MINUTES OF THE SCHEDULED MEETING
Gulfport Community Center Auditorium, Gulfport, FL
2 November 1979
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Jack Morris at
1:30 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the
Flag. The chaplain, Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the Invocation which
was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of those who
had passed away since the October meeting.
The President welcomed the 83 members and guests who were
present.
Mr. Morris reported on the recent picnic. A good time was had by
all.
The following members and guests stood for special recognition as
their names were called:
Jack Campbell Rosina Estebegan
Richard Danielson Daniel J. Ianole
Agnes Connor Dalton
Mr. Morris recognized groups of members from nearby com-
munities and St. Petersburg.
Mr. Morris then recognized the Past Presidents. Those present
were:
Dewey Goodwin Robert Roy Eugene Askew
Mr. Morris told the members that the 1980 reunion will be ex-
tended one day Thursday, Friday & Saturday the 24th, 25th and
26th of April. There will be a golf tourney on Thursday the 24th for any
who wish to enter.
The secretary read the minutes of the October meeting. The min-
utes were approved as read. The financial statements of the Society







and the Blood Bank were read. As there were no questions the reports
will stand for audit.
News of members and friends was given by the Record Editor,
Mrs. Anna Collins.
Our Legislative Representative, Mr. Bill Grady reported that as
of 30 September the cost of living was up 3.2% with three months yet
to go. Open season on insurance will be from the 12th of November un-
til 7 December. All legislation is at a standstill at the present time.
Eight people would celebrate birthdays during November. The
members sang Happy Birthday. Four couples would celebrate an-
niversaries. Best wishes went out to all.
Mr. Morris discussed room rates at various motels for our reunion
and the Ramada Inn offered the cheapest rooms in town.
Mr. Morris gave news of Panama the bridge of the Americas is
now a toll bridge parking meters have been installed there are
over 300 Cubans at the Cuban embassy in Panama General Omar
Torrijos is not around and there are many rumors as to what has hap-
pened to him.
Mr. Morris thanked Dolly Barbour and Eleanor Connor for their
efforts as our refreshment committee. They do a fine job.
Mr. Morris called on Mr. Fears as Chairman of the 1980 Reunion.
Mr. Fears reported that we will follow the same format as last year.
Tickets for the ball will be $1.00 more this year but will provide free
ice and set-ups.
Mr. Morris asked if members would like a Christmas party.
Members expressed a desire for punch, coffee and cookies.
Mr. Morris announced that some of our members are recuperating
from serious illnesses.
Mr. Morris then read a letter from an area reporter protesting the
editing of the material she had submitted for the Record. Mr. Morris
stated firmly that as Record Editor, Mrs. Collins has every right to
edit and condense articles submitted in the interest of space and
economy.
Following the meeting, coffee and donuts were served and a brief
social period was enjoyed by all.

7 DECEMBER 1979
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Jack Morris at
1:30 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the
Flag. The Chaplain, Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the Invocation which
was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of those who
had passed away since the last meeting.
Mr. Morris welcomed the 112 members and guests who were pres-
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Mr. Goodman, a representative of Adventure 1980, spoke of the
program. This is a two for one program available for anyone who
wishes to invest in one of the books.
The Secretary/Treasurer informed the members that the cost of
printing the Annual Directory was $1769.04, the cost of mailing it was
over $93.00. The cost of printing the December issue was $2616.00 and
the cost of mailing was over $100.00. She therefore emphasized the im-
portance of getting in all change of addresses, to avoid further un-
necessary costs.
News of members and friends was given by the Record Editor,
Mrs. Anna Collins.
Our Legislative Representative, Mr. Bill Grady, reported that the
cost of living as of 31 Oct. is 4%. All legislation of concern to us is tem-
porarily on the back burner and will probably stay there until next
year.
The following members and guests stood for special recognition as
their names were called: Perry and Rita Washabaugh, PA; Olive
Ward; Naomi Paddock, St. Pete; Margaret Alley Brogonni; Jack and
Charley Taber, Seminole; Vera Hill, Bradenton; Bonnie and Leroy
Wilson, NC; Art Cherry, Clearwater; Buford Cooper, Webster, FL;
Janet Cunningham, St. Pete; Charlotte Dailey, St. Pete; Alene Kelly,
Seminole; Dorothy Hamlin, Seminole; Ruth Hicks, Largo; Lydia and
Matt Shannon, St. Pete; William and Marie Park; Doris Townshend;
Stu Townshend; Agnes Connor Dalton, St. Pete; Janet Richardson.
Mr. Morris then recognized the Past Presidents. Those recog-
nized were:
Dewey Goodwin Rob Roy
Mr. Morris recognized members attending from various surround-
ing communities.
Three members would celebrate birthdays during December. The
members sang Happy Birthday. Four couples would celebrate an-
niversaries. Best wishes went out to all.
Mr. Morris thanked Dolly Barbour and Eleanor Connor for their
faithful service in the kitchen during the past year. They received a
round of applause.
The Junior Bakers Dozen from Boca Ciega High School enter-
tained following the meeting. The members then enjoyed a Christmas
Party, with refreshments provided by all the members.

JEAN MANN
Secretary/Treasurer







4 JANUARY 1980


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Jack Morris at
1:30 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the
Flag. The Chaplain, Mrs. Dorothy Yocum, gave the Invocation which
was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of our de-
parted members.
The President welcomed the 116 members and guests present.
The President introduced the members and guests who stood for
recognition as their names were called: Jack and Grace Carey, MI;
Aurestele and George Poole, NY and St. Pete; Harriet and Nick Elich,
MT; Fi and Emo Everson; Billie and Cliff Beaty; Ralph Hanners; Ran-
dall & Wilma Ford; Bill and Imo Hampton, TX; Grace Sanders; Mel
and Min Smith; Carl Smith; Mopsey Wood, WA; Lucky Wilburn;
Harley and Ann MacLeod; Ruth Warner, HI; Agnes Dalton; Mary and
Harry Foster; Jack Campbell; Mary and Harry Egolf, Carol Saarinen
Smith, Iceland; Joe and Mildred Hickey.
Mr. Morris wished us all a Happy New Year, then he asked us all
to extend our hand across the table and wish others the same. He then
spoke about the December meeting and what a good time was had by
all.
The President then spoke of the coming reunion. Due to the many
problems the Ramada Inn is experiencing, the reunion committee
deemed it advisable to cancel the Ramada and it is now scheduled at
the Bayfront Concourse. He then showed some brochures of the
Bayfront and stated he felt the food and accommodations would be bet-
ter. Reservations for rooms at the Bayfront must be in by March 26th.
Also, you must be there no later than 6:00 P.M.
The Captain of the Bay Queen Cruises will be present at the next
meeting to show slides and a short talk will be given to acquaint us
with what is offered.
Jean Mann, Secretary/Treasurer was not present so no minutes of
the last meeting were read.
Howard Clarke, of the Nominating Committee, asked members to
open their homes to some of the members who will be coming to the
reunion. Also, he stated that there were not many who called him re-
garding names to be placed on the ballot for the election of officers for
the coming year. It was also asked from the floor if the offices of the
Sec./Treas. and Record Editor were open for nominations. Mr. Morris
stated all offices were open.
Mr. Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, gave his report.
The President asked the members who would be celebrating
birthdays this month to stand. Twelve members responded. Best
wishes went out to all.







News of members and friends was given by the Record Editor,
Mrs. Anna Collins.
Mr. Morris introduced Attorney Al Underberg, who practices law
in St. Petersburg. Mr. Underberg gave an interesting and informative
talk on estate and gift taxes what the established limits are, as far
as the government is concerned, how to avoid taxes paid needlessly
and discussed probate of estates. He introduced his associate, Mr. Bill
Neeley. They were both available after the meeting to discuss some of
the questions. A question and answer period was held during the dis-
cussion.
Mr. Morris thanked Mr. Underberg for the valuable and inter-
esting talk.
Anna Collins recommended that the Executive Committee give
thought to hiring an assistant for Mrs. Collins at the rate of $50.00 per
month. She asked that this be done immediately so it could be acted
upon immediately.
Mr. Morris thanked Joyce Fears for filling in for the
Secretary/Treasurer. He also thanked the ladies in the kitchen for
their great help.
Meeting adjourned at 3:15 P.M.
JOYCE FEARS
for the Secretary/Treasurer

1 FEBRUARY 1980
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. was called to order by the President Mr. Jack Morris at
1:40 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the
Flag. In the absence of the chaplain, the Invocation was offered by
Mrs. Emmy Lou Clarke. The members then observed thirty seconds of
silent prayer in memory of those who had passed away since our last
meeting.
Mr. Morris welcomed the 115 members and guests who were pre-
sent.
Mr. Morris spoke briefly on the deplorable conditions of our
economy. Our country must right itself or continue on the road to de-
struction.
The following members and guests stood for special recognition as
their names were called: Yane Leves, Tampa; Emma Brown, Tampa;
Jack Ridge, Sr.; Lillian Ryan, Connecticut; Margaret Daggett,
Dunellon; Bo and Jean Mathews, Lutz; Mary Mathews, PA; Augustine
Clarke, PA; Dorothy and Winton Webb, Ohio; Gertrude and George
Allgaier, St. Petersburg; Odessa Hearn, St. Petersburg; Chriss
Phelps, St. Petersburg; Francis Hargy, St. Petersburg; Mr. and Mrs.







George Poole, NY; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Runck, NC; Vic Melant, St.
Petersburg; Marie Wolf, St. Petersburg; Jo Fruedigmann, Tampa; A.
L. Lincoln, St. Petersburg; Bea Winford, Lakeland.
Mr. Morris then recognized some of our members who have been ab-
sent due to illness. He welcomed them back.
Mr. Morris announced that we would have two very interesting
speakers following the meeting. We would also be pleasantly surprised
with some prizes.
The Secretary read the minutes of the January meeting. The
minutes were approved as read. The financial statements of the Socie-
ty and the Blood Bank were read. As there were no questions the
reports will stand for audit.
News of members and friends was given by the Record Editor,
Mrs. Anna Collins.
Our Legislative Representative, Mr. Bill Grady, reported that the
CPIW figure as of December 31st in 6% and will come out in our April
1st checks. The 1979 increase was 13.3% the highest in 33 years. The
bureau of retirement has such a backlog of applications for retirement
that they have been unable to keep up with them. They are trying to
figure 75% of what an individual should receive and start them out
with that and then at a later date, go back and adjust the figure. It
looks as if President Carter will get his windfall tax bill.
Mr. Askew announced that the golf tournament plans are pro-
gressing and information will be in the March Record.
Mr. Howard Clarke, Past President, Chairman of the Nominating
Committee, presented the slate of officers for 1980:1981. The slate is:
President
Mr. Russell Jones Mr. Ernest Yocum
Vice-President
Mr. Victor H. May, Jr. Mr. Al Pate
Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Jean Mann
Record Editor
Mrs. Anna Collins
Mr. Morris reminded the members that nominations will also be
accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Seven people would celebrate birthdays during February. The
members sang Happy Birthday. Three couples would celebrate anni-
versaries. Best wishes went out to all.
The President then recognized the Past Presidents who were pre-
sent. Recognized were:
Howard Clarke Dewey Goodwin
Ross Hollowell Rob Roy
Gaddis Wall Eugene Askew






In the absence of the Vice-President and Reunion Chairman, Mr.
Morris informed those present of the progress of reunion plans.
Mr. Morris informed the members that Mr. Keigley and Mrs.
Askew, Auditors, had completed the audit and found that the books
were accurate and the Society is in sound financial condition.
Mr. Watterworth from General Telephone was present and gave a
short talk complete with slide show about Star Talk use of the com-
munication satellite.
Mr. Bowen of Bay Queen Cruises was also present and explained
the different types of cruises offered. He then awarded, by drawing,
the following prizes: Sightseeing Cruise for two to Doris Cox, Grace
Carey, Ruth Baltozer, Tom Burrow, Beth Grady, Margaret Daggett,
and Paul Barnard. Dinner Dance Cruise for two to Joe Collins. Sunday
Dinner Cruise for two to Yane Leves. Bradenton All Day Cruise to
Odessa Hearne. Sarasota All Day Cruise for two to Bo Matthews.
As there was no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:15
P.M. Following the meeting coffee and donuts and a brief social period
was enjoyed by all.
Jean Mann
Secretary/Treasurer

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
The Nominating Committee consisting of Mr. Howard Clarke,
Chairman, and members Mr. Jack K. Campbell, Mr. Stanley J. Guest,
Mr. Sidney Hayes and Melvin V. Smith, has made the following nom-
inations for Officers of The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. for
1980-81.
For President For Vice-President
Mr. Russel M. Jones Mr. Victor H. May, Jr.
Mr. Ernest Yocum Mr. Albert F. Pate
For Secretary/Treasurer For Record Editor
Mrs. Jean B. Mann Mrs. Anna T. Collins
Election of Officers will be held at the Business Meeting at 1:30
P.M. April 18, 1980, at the Bayfront Concourse Hotel. Further nomina-
tions for each office may be made from the floor at the Annual
Meeting. Election to each office will be by simple majority vote of the
members in attendance at the meeting.
1980 PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY REUNION
Hotel Supplement
April 17-18-19, 1980
Members desiring accommodations other than at the BAYFRONT
CONCOURSE HOTEL, may select from the following. These hotels
have a limited number of rooms available, so reservations should be
made as soon as possible. All reservations are subject to confirmation:







SINGLE DOUBLE


PRINCESS MARTHA
HOTEL $25.00 $30.00 $35.00
1st Avenue and 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Within Walking Distance)

PENNSYLVANIA HOTEL $10-16 $16-20 $20-24
300 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Within Walking Distance)

EDGEWATER BEACH INN $15-22 $15-22 $19-26
631 North Shore Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (11/ Miles from Concourse)

REUNION GOLF TOURNAMENT
Date and place for this tournament are now final. Some changes
beyond our control were necessary. It will be held on April 17, 1980 at
the Sunset Golf Club on Snell Island, 21/2 miles from the Bayfront Con-
course Hotel. There will be a luncheon at noon and tee off times will
start at 1:00 p.m. This course is the site of the Suncoast Seniors Tour-
nament and the former site of the L.P.G.A. Orange Blossom Classic.
Sunset is not overly long, but very exacting. This tournament is open
to both men and women. A handicapping system commonly used for
such tournaments will be used. All entries must be received by April
1st along with a $3.00 entry fee. There will be a charge of $10.40 for
greens fee and a shared golf cart. The luncheon will be about $4.50.
These latter two charges will be payable prior to the luncheon. Prize
winners names will be posted near the podium prior to the regular
meeting on Friday and awards will be presented toward the conclusion
of this meeting. Send your entry fee in early to Eugene I. Askew, 2593-
70th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Other committee members are
Jack K. Campbell, Melvin V. Smith and Robert Boyer. We expect a
large group.


NAME

ADDRESS




ENTRY FEE ENCLOSED


TRIPLE






CRUISE TAMPA BAY ABOARD THE BAY QUEEN
If your husband is playing golf Thursday, April 17th, come cruise
Tampa Bay with us. The new 115' Cabaret style Funship Bay Queen
offers the delightful experience of a leisurely cruise on Florida's
Tampa Bay. A completely enclosed lounge is exquisitely decorated and
furnished. It has wall to wall carpeting and panoramic Vista-View
windows.
Cruises leave from the Vinoy Basin in the St. Petersburg Munici-
pal Marina, right next to the MGM's Bounty, just a few blocks from the
Bayfront Concourse Hotel.
Boarding 2:30 PM $3.75 Adults (Tax, Incl.)
Departure 3:00 PM $2.50 Children (12 & under)
Return 4:30 PM
(Food and Snacks Available for Purchase)
SEND RESERVATION FOR CRUISE TO:
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

Name

Address

Number people taking cruise

Total Amount Enclosed
Your reservation should be postmarked by 7 April 1980.
ATTENTION ALL 1940 GRADUATES
The 1940 graduating classes of Balboa and Cristobal High Schools will
celebrate their 40th (Wow!) anniversaries this year. What better place
to get together than at the P.C.S. reunion in St. Petersburg, being held
April 17, 1980. Since the reunion will last 3 days instead of the usual 2
days, it will allow us time to gather together as a group and celebrate
this auspicious occasion.
Attempts are being made to secure a meeting room at the hotel
(Bayfront Concourse, 333 1st St. South) for Thursday evening, April
17. We hope to get everyone notified when we get together for regis-
tration that morning. Look for a sign showing time and place of 40th
reunion. Because of the January 25 deadline for news for the Canal
Record, more definite arrangements cannot be given at this time.
Please try to get in touch with others in the classes of '40 and urge
them to come! We want a great turnout.
Grace (Schack) Wilson, Dot (Kalar) Kennedy,
and Jane (Tompkins) Heselton






NOTICE


The Canal Zone Past Matrons Association of Florida luncheon will
be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, April 18, 1980 at the Bayfront Concourse.
All Eastern Star members and their guests are welcome. Price $6.00.
tax and gratuity included. Please make reservations no later than
April 10th with Mary Orr, 4160 Fruitville Rd., Unit 11, Sarasota, FL
33582, ph. (813) 379-7591 or with Ethel Askew, 2593 70th Ave. S., St.
Petersburg, FL 33712, ph. (813) 867-1822.

WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA ZONIANS
PLAN THIRD ANNUAL REUNION
Last year the number of ex-Zonians, their families and friends at-
tending the Washington, DC area 2nd annual Canal Zone reunion, was
up about 50% over the previous year. The committee preparing for the
1980 gathering is expecting this trend to continue. April 12 and 13
have been chosen as the dates, and the Arlington Hall Station Officers'
Club is the place. Those who attended last year's (or 1978's) get-
together have received details about this year's reunion. Others wan-
ting information can contact Ted Norris at 1906 Prout Place, Falls
Church, Virginia 22043 (Phone: (703) 893-6853). April is a great time for
a trip to see the sights of the Nation's capital. Why not combine it with
the fun of a get-together with the old Canal Zone friends at the reu-
nion?
(Mrs.) Barbara Reyle
Reunion Committee Member
Have fun in DC and then come on down to St. Petersburg four our
Panama Canal Society of Florida's Reunion for "Sun and Fun". (Editor)


At the RAMADA INN...
We are nice people, Doing nice things for
NICE PEOPLE






813-867-8671
3600 34th Street South St. Petersburg, Florida
THE SUNSHINE CITY


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a -w CONGRATULATIONS wssw
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Irving (Joe and Grace) of Laguna Hills, CA
celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on December 20, 1979.
They entertained a group of Leisure World Canal Zoners in their home
for the occasion. They were married in Jacksonville, IL in 1924 after a
severe sleet storm had hit the vicinity.


~ ---------------- NEWS- CLIPS------------------
NEWS CLIPS
(in part)
***"Portland-Oregonian", Dec. 7, 1979 Increased use of land
shipping route across the United States may be necessary if service
through the Panama Canal continues to deteriorate, a German ship-
ping official said Thursday in Portland.
Asked how good existing service is through the canal, which is
now under sovereignty of Panama, Helmut F. H. Hansen, general rep-
resentative of the Port of Hamburg, made a sour face that needed no
interpretation.
The German official was in Portland as the last stop of a tour of
West Coast ports and cities to sell the Port of Hamburg.
***"The Arizona Republic", Dec. 1979, UP I Balboa, Panama -
Panama Canal officials say the strategic waterway is operating
smoothly despite a dizzying drop in employee morale.
"World shipping has not turned away because the canal changed
hands," Canal Administrator Dennis McAuliffe says. Although
McAuliffe and other canal officials and employees admit to problems of
low morale, lack of experienced workers and an uncertain future, most
agree the canal has not deteriorated since Oct. 1.
Some 1,100 canal workers quit or put in for retirement in 1979,
twice the annual average. Another 4,000 went to the Panamanian gov-
ernment along with their departments, such as the canal railroad and
dry docks, while 40 percent of the 8,400 who remained were shifted to
new jobs.
The retirements, resignations, and changes not only created
shortages of experienced workers but drove employees' morale to
dangerously low levels.
Morale is vital to the canal, hacked out of a malaria-infested jungle
that threatens to reclaim its land the minute someone drops his guard.
Complaints were raised about the 19 percent rent hikes slapped
on Canal Zone houses and apartments.... Almost everyone agrees the
crime rate in the Zone, now called the "Canal Area," has plummeted
since Oct. 1 when Panamanian national guardsmen joined policemen on
patrols.







One change is the lawns in areas now under Panamanian control.
The Canal Co's impressively efficient grass-mowing service started
out as a program to eradicate the dreaded malaria-carrying mosquito
back when the first ship sailed the canal in 1914. Later, the neatly
manicured lawns became a reminder to Panamanians that although
there were no fences, the line of mowed grass separated their country
from U.S. territory. Gary Marshall, head of the American Federation
of Government Employees, said the grass in his area has not been cut
for nine days, "and in Panama, that means a cornfield."

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NEWS CONDENSED from The Panama Canal Spillway in part -
dates appearing after each article for your information.
***Employee morale, safety are top priority to new Administrators.
They are newcomers to the Canal organization. They come from two
different worlds, the U.S. military and the Government of Panama,
worlds equally unfamiliar to many of the employees they are charged
with leading. During their first four weeks in office the Panama Canal
Commission's new Administrator Dennis P. McAuliffe and Deputy
Administrator Fernando Manfredo Jr. have been about the business of
making it clear that their commitment is to the Commission and its
work force.
The McAuliffe's are preparing to move into the historic house on
Heights Road formerly occupied by Governors of the Canal Zone.
Manfredo says he and his family will occupy the former residence of
Lieutenant Governors so that they can "become members of the Com-
munity, share in the problems and participate in the activities."
The two are receiving an orientation to some of the concerns of
the Canal residents in their meetings with representatives of com-
munity and labor groups. They are continuing to make visits to Com-
mission units on both sides of the Isthmus to get to know the Canal
organization and the people who make it work. Low morale among
many Commission employees is a situation both men take seriously
and are determined to turn about 11/1/79
***Consular Office to open branches in Colon and Diablo since the U.S.
Embassy Consular Office now performs most civil services that were
formerly furnished to employees by the former CZ Government.
***It's the Colonel. Although 89 years old, Colonel Harland Sanders
still takes a personal interest in his chicken establishments around the
world. He was in Panama to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the
opening of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Panama. He visited
Miraflores Locks, and chatted with Commission personnel there.
While in Panama the Colonel donated $1,000 to the Children's Hospital
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and gave gift certificates to the children. .. .11/9/79
***Marisin Valdes is no stranger to the Canal scene. The new manager
of the Balboa Heights Cafeteria grew up in Ancon and attended
schools in the C.Z. Her husband Julio, Panamanian businessman, also
graduated from Balboa High School and CZ College. As a child Marisin
often came to the cafeteria to meet her father, the late Florencia
Arosemena, the third member of his family to serve as legal advisor
for the Panama Railroad. Don Florencia served as the Panama Canal
Co.'s retained lawyer for 57 years; and when he retired in August 1973,
he had the distinction of being the only person to have served with all
16 governors, beginning with Col. Goethals in 1916. He was admitted
to the Panama Bar in 1911 and to the Canal Zone Bar in 1923 on a
motion made by the well-known C.Z. attorney of that time, John O.
Collins.
Dr. Pablo Arosemena, Marisin's grandfather, served as president
of Panama (1910-12), and when he died in 1920 he had been a lawyer for
the Panama Railroad for 25 years.
The family's Canal connections go back even farther to Don
Justo Arosemena, a great uncle, one of Latin America's most revered
statement and a lawyer with the Panama Railroad. When he died in
1896 his brier was draped with a Panama Flag offered by Colonel
Shaler, the superintendent of the Panama Railroad.
Marisin's son Julio R. Valdes, Jr. is the concessionaire of the
cafeteria in Balboa Heights and the one in Margarita is managed by his
brother Jose Antonio. Marisin had revamped the fare to include
typical Panamanian family cusine, including empanadas, carimonalas,
and favorites such as "sopa borracha," flan and "arroz con cacao."
***Recently Lew Hilzinger, formerly the director of posts of the Canal
Zone Postal Service, received a letter from Commissioner for Pitcarin
Island G. D. Harraway in Auckland, New Zealand, thanking the Postal
Service for having directed mail to the island since Canal construction
days. The letter said, in part, "I know the people on Pitcairn, who are
not without appreciation for the assistance which has been rendered
by your administration and staff, would want me to acknowledge the
fact and thank you on their behalf".
Before October 1, the CZ postal service set aside packages, mail
and special orders for the Pitcairn islanders and sent them on a few
ship travelling to New Zealand that agreed to pass near enough to
Pitcairn for the islanders to go out on longboats, trade with the crew of
the ship and pick up their mail.
According to Oscar A. Isaza, the new Cristobal postmaster, the
service will be continued by Panama. Pablo Palacio is already in the
process of collecting the mail and will send it on its way as soon as
possible.... 11/16/79






***New tug to be named for last Canal Zone Governor. Harold R.
Parfitt is the name that has been chosen for the Panama Canal's
newest tug, presently on order and expected to be placed into service
by the Canal Support Division in approximately a year and a half. The
suggestion to name the new tug honoring the last governor was made
by several local organizations, including the Pilots Branch, AFSCME,
Local 900, the National Maritime Union and the Masters, Mates and
Pilots of America, the local towboat association. In approving the sug-
gestion, Commission Administrator D. P. McAuliffe made an
exception to long-standing Canal policy that tugs be named only for
deceased governors, distinguished engineers and bureau directors of
the Panama Canal.
The $5.2 million procurement contract for the construction of the
diesel tractor tug, the largest contract ever awarded by the Panama
Canal organization for a tugboat, was signed last month with the Thun-
derbolt Marine Industries of Savannah, GA. The firm previously con-
structed the M. L. Walker and H. Burgess that were placed into
operation on the Canal in mid-1977. With its 4,000 horsepower, the
Harold R. Parfitt will be one of the most versatile and modern
tugboats in the world. The Parfitt will be equipped with twin units of
the Voith-Schneider propulsion drive system capable of exerting
thrust in any horizontal direction, which will enable the tug to operate
efficiently without changing position alongside a vessel.
***Fifty-four residents earn criminal justice degrees 32 master of
science degrees in criminal justice and 22 bachelor of science degrees
in criminal justice were conferred at the Nova University commence-
ment exercises held September 29th at the Balboa High School audi-
torium. It was the first graduation ceremony for Nova outside of the
U.S. and the first and last graduation at the Canal for the Fort Lauder-
dale-based university. Because of the large number of graduates and
the unusual circumstances, Dr. Abraham S. Fischler, president of
Nova University, came to the Isthmus to present the degrees.
Five husband and wife teams were among those who received de-
grees: LaRose S. and Rodman Brayton were awarded master's
degrees; Virgil E. Voyles received a master's degree while his wife,
Joan, was awarded a bachelor's degree; James H. Wheeler III,
received a master's degree and his wife Judith, a bachelor's degree;
and Henry and Carolyn Twohy and Luther and Cadance Quinn
received bachelor's degrees 11/23/79
***A retirement party for Bob McCoy, Bill Wood and Mark Tarter will
be held on December 7 at the Ancon Masonic Temple.
***Hints for preserving cut flowers to beautify your home are as
follows: Always gather flowers for arrangements and immediately put
into an unbreakable container with warm water. Stems should be cut
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with a clean, sharp knife as using scissors can crush and damage water-
carrying cells. Remove excess foliage from the part of the stem that
goes below the waterline. Angle cutting will prevent the end of the
stem from becoming "sealed" to the bottom of the vase. Aspirin won't
help, but purchased floral preservatives will. A preservative can be
prepared easily at home by mixing equal parts of water and 7-Up or
Sprite and adding 1/2 teaspoon of chlorine bleach to each quart of solu-
tion. If not too far gone, a wilted rose may be revived by recutting its
stem under water and then submerging entire flower in water for
about two hours. If you plan a bouquet of roses in bud, arrange flowers
beforehand and place gently around each bud a paper-cover wire
twister to hold it closed. Remove twisters just before guests arrive....
11/30/79


CANDLEPOWER


The latest in lighting in the '60s can't hold a candle to the metal halide lamps recently
installed at Miraflores Locks. Top left, fluorescent lights glow dimly in comparison to the
high mast lights, above right, that provide saturation illumination of the area. Bottom
left, the cluster of six 1,000-watt lamps on each high mast pole is attached to a ring which
slides down when an electric motor is engaged at the base of the pole allowing the lamps
to be easily reached for maintenance. -Photos by Kevin Jenkins, taken from The
Panama Canal Spillway.... 12/7/79






***Colonel Charles R. Clark has completed a distinguished career with
the Panama Canal, where for the past 10 years he has held the
positions of Director of the Engineering and Construction Bureau,
Lieutenant Governor of the Canal Zone, Director of the Transporta-
tion and Terminals Bureau and recently served as the Special
Assistant to the Administrator and Representative of the Adminis-
trator for the Atlantic area. He has resigned, and he and Mrs. Clark
will soon leave for the U.S.
***U.S. Citizen Commission employees and their dependents, regard-
less of citizenship, are required by the Treaty to have special Pana-
manian entry/exit permits. This involves an estimated 7,000 persons,
but so far only 2,850 entry/exit permits have been picked up. These are
required in addition to a passport.
***Kathleen McAluiffe has taken on with gusto her role as wife of the
new Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission and First Lady of
what is now the house of the Administrator. (Formerly the Governor's
House). Mrs. McAuliffe has set about the task of making the house a
home for her family, while at the same time displaying to the best
advantage the traditional elements of the historic dwelling.
Termite-eaten sections have been replaced and interior blinds are
being substituted for the worn out exterior canvas awnings used to
shield the house at the first floor level, not part of the original
construction, have been removed to allow a better view of the garden
through the glassed-in porch. An eroding side yard has been replanted,
and a narrow cement walkway leading from the patio to the lower yard
has taken the place of the stepping stone path that was tricky
maneuvering even in the dry season.
On the inside of the house, all of the interior has been freshly
painted, the dining and living rooms in a pale green hue with con-
trasting white trim to draw attention to the original, ornate molding.
Guests will appreciate the fact that the elegant crystal chandelier
that once hung in the Washington Hotel in Colon has been moved from
the upstairs hallway to the main foyer for all to enjoy.
An Al Sprague painting of the dredge Cascadas, frequently over-
looked by visitors in its location just inside the main entrance, has
been moved into the living room. The grouping of wicker furniture
from the old Tivoli Guest House, previously in use upstairs, has been
refurbished and now graces the porch that extends along the front and
side of the house.
From the Chinese room off the foyer, Mrs. McAuliffe has removed
some of the furnishings to other parts of the house in order to give
prominence to a magnificent red and black lacquered, Chinese Chip-
pendale desk from England acquired during the Potter adminis-
tration.







Many of Mrs. McAuliffe's favorite watercolors hang on the walls,
clocks, figurines, carvings and other possessions collected from all
parts of the world are placed throughout the house.
The greatest change is what the house has not. All of the silver,
China and crystal that bore the crest of the Canal Zone and was so
much a part of the tradition of the house was disposed of before the
McAuliffes moved in, a part of it sent to the Commission Library -
Museum and some of it earmarked for the Library of Congress or the
Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. McAuliffe hopes to eventually be able to
display some of the pieces now in the care of the Museum along with
her personal China in a lighted, glass cabinet that is to be built for the
far end of the dining room.
The house will not have the traditional lighted Christmas tree out
front due to the energy crisis, nor will the McAuliffes be able to host
the Christmas reception due to the present uncertainty over Congres-
sional funding limitations for the Commission.
The house, like everything else belonging to the era just passed, is
in a state of change; but the change will not blot out the glory of its
history. It will only, day by day, add to it.
***A despedida for Fritz and Kathleen Cheney, Lloyd and Jo Kent,
Lloyd and Peggy Roberts and Wally and Beth Trout will be held at the
Gamboa Penitentiary bohio on January 5. A steamship roast beef will
be served.... 12/14/79
***George G. Bouche has been nominated as Ombudsman for the PC
Commission. His appointment is subject to approval by the Board of
Directors. Bouche is currently a supervisory general engineer with the
Dredging Division, was selected over two dozen other applicants by
the Administrator. The Office of Ombudsman was created by Imple-
menting Legislation and will last through its lifetime and terminate
with it. The function of the office will be to receive and investigate in-
dividual complaints, grievances, requests and suggestions of
employees and their dependents of the Panama Canal Commission and


Compliments


526 CENTRAL AVENUE ,
ST. PETERSBURG
STORES ALSO IN
CLEARWATER TAMPA LAKELAND







other U.S. Government agencies in the Canal area, concerning admini-
istrative problems, inefficiencies and conflicts caused within de-
partments and agencies of the U.S. Government as a result of the im-
plementation of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 and related agree-
ments.
***McAuliffe issues directive to maintain equal employment oppor-
tunity for all, regardless of citizenship.


Black

2,562
(30.2%)
**Includes third



Black

2,368
(40.0%)



Black

67
(3.0%)


Males


Panama Canal Commiss
Work Force by Groupil
(Total: 8,472)**
Hispanic American
Indian


Oriental Other White


3,859 19 107
(45.5%) (.2%) (1.3%)
country nationals
Panamanian Sector of Commission
Work Force by Groupings
(Total: 5,917)
Hispanic American Oriental
Indian
3,419 0 79
(57.8%) (0.0%) (1.3%)
U. S. Sector of Commission
Work Force by Groupings
(Total: 2,199)
Hispanic American Oriental
Indian
231 19 21
(10.5%) (.9%) (1.0%)
Panama Canal Commission
Work Force by Sex
Male 7,567 (89.3%)
Females 905 (10.7 )
Total 8,472 (100.0%)
Panama Canal Commission
Work Force by Sex and Citizenship
U.S. R.P. Other*


1,925
(22.8%)




Other White

51
(.9)



Other White

1,861
(84.6%)


Total


Males 1,788 5,440 339 7,567
Females 411 477 17 905
Totals 2,199 5,917 356 8,472
(26.0%) (69.8%) (4.2%) (100.0%)

*Includes West Indians, South and Central Americans, Europeans,
Asians, and one Canadian.







***The Panama Canal Employees Mutual Benefit Association (MBA)
founded by William C. Sterling and John Everett in 1931 to offset the
difficulties of meeting burial expenses of a loved one was disbanded on
September 18 of this year. The MBA was run by a Board of Directors
and had one full-time secretary and a treasurer who were paid $100
and $25 per month respectively. As of September, 1979, there were
2,928 members and a total of $534,850.40 in assets. The decline in new
membership and the prospect of higher costs under the Panamanian
law once the treaties went into effect, caused the membership to dis-
band. Payments were made with the smallest check, for 80 cents,
would go to a member who joined in May 1979. The largest would be
for $361.28 and go to a 97-year-old who joined the association in 1931.
***A despedida for Stew and Kay Brown will be held at Elks Club Jan.
5 with dinner and music by Lucho. A retirement party for
Geraldine W. Knick will also be held that evening at the Albrook Of-
ficers Club 12/21/79
***The author of Colonies in Space, a Book-of-the-Month Club alter-
nate selection, has just written another book entitled Toward Distant
Suns. The author is D. Thomas A. Heppenheimer, a Cristobal High
School graduate, class of 1964.
Described by his former CHS math teacher, Richard Bock, as "ex-
traordinary," Heppenheimer was the recipient of many scholastic
honors during his academic career. A planetary scientist with a Ph.D.
in aerospace engineering, a former researcher at California Institute
of Technology and the author of some fifty technical papers published
in leading scientific journals, he writes persuasively about the
possibilities of colonizing space based on a realistic plan and known
facts. Colonies in Space gives earthling readers a view of earthlike
space station colonies and discusses their construction and living con-
ditions. Toward Distant Suns outlines the work that must be ac-
complished so that the possibility of colonizing "near" space may be
realized.
The Heppenheimer family was well-known in the area and the
author's father, Henry Heppenheimer, was president of the Coco Solo-
France Field Civil Council in 1964. With the fatal injury in 1966 of his
parents and twin brother Alex in a traffic accident during home leave
in the States, Thomas no longer has family in Panama; but loyal to his
Isthmanian past, he keeps in touch with old friends here.
***Rental rates for employee housing will be increased from 3% to
13% based on the type of residence on February 10, 1980. The only
exception is the Gorgas Apartments, Bldg. No. 224, where the rates
will be increased between 13% and 24% primarily due to higher
electricity charges which are included in their rent. Rate adjustments
are in accordance with office of Management and Budget Circular
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A-45, which provides the guidelines for establishment of comparability
rental for U.S. Government-operated housing in the CZ in 1974.
***The following people were recently elected as officers of Gatun
Residents' Advisory Committee: Victoria McCauley, president; Oscar
Williamson, first vice president; Anne Redman, second vice president;
and Mary Ellen Bowerman, treasurer.... 1/4/80
***The "Chiriqui I", a tuna boat owned by Pesquera Portobello, S.A.of
Panama, was the first ship to be brought into the Balboa drydock since
the facility was turned over to the Republic of Panama on October 1,
1979. Personnel from the PanCanal Commission's Industrial Division,
who have been training the drydock crew, acted in an advisory capa-
city for the operation. The "Chiriqui I" was towed in by crane, while
many hands held fast to ropes that guided the ship into position.
***A "Country Evening" retirement party in honor of David and
Pauline Speir will be held January 19 at the Fort Amador Officer's
Club. Dinner and square dancing will be enjoyed.... 1/11/80
***President Carter announced on January 7 the names of the five
U.S. members he intends to appoint to the Supervisory Board of the
Panama Canal Commission, which the Treaty stipulates will be com-
posed of nine members, five U.S. nationals and four Panamanian. Es-
tablished under Public Law 96-70, the mission of the Board is the
general supervision of the Commission, whose primary purpose is to
operate and maintain the Panama Canal. Every member appointed
holds office at the pleasure of the President, serving without com-
pensation.
The five American members of the Board, who will be nominated
for confirmation by the Senate, are: Michael Blumenfeld, assistant
secretary of the Army for Civil Works since May 1977 and former
deputy under secretary of the Army. John A. Bushnell, deputy
assistant secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs since January
1978 and a Foreign Service Officer since 1959 with experience in
several Latin American countries. J. W. Clark, president of Clark
Martime Associates, a new Orleans shipping firm, and a retired cap-
tain in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Clifford B. O'Hara, director of the
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 1962, and chief of
the Port Commerce Division from 1953 to 1962. William Sidell, recent-
ly retired general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America since 1972. He is a member of the Executive
Council of the AFL-CIO and chairman of its Housing and Urban
Development Committee and a member of committees on Civil Rights
among others.
The four Panamanian members of the Board, who were proposed
by Panama last October, are: Edwin Fabrega Velarde, director general
of Panama's Institute for Water Resources and Electrification; Rober-
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to Heutematte Espinosa, a prominent Panamanian businessman who
served as ambassador to the U.S. and as a United Nation official;
Gabriel Lewis Galindo, a prominent businessman who is currently am-
bassador at large and served formerly as Panama's ambassador to the
U.S.; Ricardo A. Rodriquez, an attorney who has held several positions
in the Panama Government including the position of Minister of
Government and Justice.
The President also announced the appointment of three members
of the Panama Canal Consultative Committee, whose functions will be
to advise the U.S. Government and the Government of Panama on mat-
ters of policy affecting the operation of the Canal and three members
of the Pan Canal Joint Commission on Environment. The three Con-
sultative Committee servants are Lt. Gen. Welborn G. Dolvin, who
served as the Defense Department's representative for Panama Canal
Treaty affairs since 1978 and from October 1975 and was deputy
negotiator and the Defense Department's representative in the
negotiations of the Panama Canal Treaties of 1977.
Ambler H. Moss, Jr., Ambassador to Panama since August 1978
and deputy assistant secretary of State for Congressional relations in
1977 and 1978. Moss was Department of State coordinator for the
ratification of the treaties and had previously participated in the trea-
ty negotiations for the U.S.
David H. Popper, special representative of the Secretary of State
for Panama Treaty affairs with the rank of ambassador, who has been
with the State Department since 1945 as a specialist in international
organization affairs.
The three U.S. members appointed to serve on the Environment
committee are: Robert O. Blake, a retired Foreign Service officer who
is director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a Senior Fellow
of the International Institute for Environment and Development and
senior advisor to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection
Agency. He was on the Pan Canal Environmental Task Force during
the Senate debate on the treaties Charles R. Ford, executive assistant
and staff director to the Administrator of the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency since 1978.
William A. Hayne, deputy assistant Secretary of State for inter-
national Environment, Health, and Natural Resources.
Commission Administrator D. P. McAuliffe, announced the
designation of Gerard J. Welch, a senior official of the Panama Canal
Commission, as the representative of the U.S. on the Coordinating
Committee. Augusto Zambrano, a forestry and natural resources ex-
pert, has been appointed Panama's representative to the Coordinating
Committee.
The Administrator also announced the designation of Fred A. Cot-
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ton as the chairman for the U.S. on the Ports and Railroad Committee.
Captain William C. Calkins and Jack Ruoff were designated as U.S.
representatives on the committee and Lt. Col. Ralph E. Westphal will
serve as U.S. Southern Command representative.
The Government of Panama's representatives on the Ports and
Railroad Committee will be Port Authority Director Capt. Pablo
Duran, Eduardo Shafer, Jose Barrios and Lt. Jose Luis Sanchez.
The three persons who shall represent Panama on the Con-
sultative Committee are Dr. Ernesto Perez Balladares, an economist
and currently Panama's Treasury Minister' Jose Maria Cabrera, a
lawyer, director of Legal Council, Panama Canal Authority; and
Rescires Vargas, economic advisor to the Planning and Economic
Policy Ministry.
To represent the Republic of Panama on the Joint Commission on
the Environment, Panama has appointed Dr. Pedro Galindo, Director
Emeritus of Gorgas Memorial Laboratory; Dr. Abdiel Adames, chief of
the ecology department of Gorgas Memorial and director of the
research and graduate program at Panama University; and Irving
Diaz, director of REMARE (Renewable Natural Resources Conserva-
tion Agency).
***Donald Grant has been appointed Director, Department of Defense
Dependents schools, Panama Region which consists of 12 elementary
schools, 3 secondary schools and the Panama Canal College. Total en-
rollment of students is about 10,000 and there are approximately 500
teachers and another 500 support employees.
***Yearly subscription to the Panama Canal Review is $3.00 regular
mail. The price for back issues is $1.50. Student subscriptions to the
Spillway are available for $4.00 regular mail. For others, yearly
subscription is $6.00. Send checks or money order, made payable to the
Panama Canal Commission, APO Miami 34011 .... 1/18/80
***HERBIE GOES BANANAS by Vic Canel... There's hardly a soul
that hasn't heard of Herbie. At least not among G-rated film fans. The
adventures of the peripatetic little car that thinks and acts on its own
have been delighting Disney film followers for several years.
Now just about everybody in Panama knows who Herbie is. And
some folks who have been around the Panama Canal for years and
thought they had seen everything there is to see go through the water-
way including the QE-2 and London Bridge watched with wonder
as the little VW was locked through the gates at Miraflores.
A crew of forty cameramen, technicians, directors, producers,
special effects men and actors reinforced in Panama by another 30
locally-hired people last week finished filming scenes for Walt Disney
Productions' latest Herbie epic, "Herbie Goes Bananas."
Location Manager, Bill Schneider, who made a total of five trips to







Panama during the past six months to make arrangements for the film-
ing, said that in all his experience in the field he has seldom received
the cooperation he was extended here, both by the Panama Tourist In-
stitute and Panama Canal officials.
Involved in the project were equipment and personnel of the
Locks, Dredging and Transit Operations division. For the scenes at
Miraflores, Herbie was helped into the lower west chamber by crane
during the lull in the ship traffic which usually occurs between about
9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This particular Herbie is an aquatic version con-
sisting of a VW body mounted on a styrofoam float equipped with a
small motor and two propellers. Out of camera view in the back of the
car was Herbie's keeper, special effects man Hans Metz, who con-
trolled its movements while sitting waist deep in a half submerged
vehicle.
Filming was done from the control house and at water level from a
flat top barge. Two outboard motorboats were used, one to position the
barge and another to serve as a tender for Herbie. The floating craft
and operators were supplied by the Dredging Division while locks per-
sonnel provided assistance in lowering Herbie into the chamber and
hoisting a heavy camera dolly up into the control house.
For scenes which were filmed in the control house itself, special
electrical installations were needed. Appearing in these scenes were
regular control house operators plus two actors, Tom Scott, who
played the role of an operator and Alan Hunt.
In addition to the Canal scenes, filming was done from the bridge,
on the streets of Panama, Gamboa, and the Panama Viejo ruins and at
the Jose Antonio Remon racetrack.
The film is scheduled for release in the United States about June
and should be coming to Panama shortly. Watch for it at your neigh-
borhood theater you may see some of your neighbors in it.
... 1/25/80


Lothrop H. Loring of Yarmouth,
ME, one of our long-time members
and an "Old-Timer", is known to all
of the Mechanical Division from
which he retired as a Machinist-
planner, as Harry. At the age of 96,
Harry keeps busy taking the old
folks around and has just renewed
his drivers license for two more
years.






DITCH DIGGER DAYS ---

Did you know that Edith Nason McAllister was the first white
baby born at the Ancon Hospital?
The following pictures are historical and self-explanatory.
Courtesy Graphic Branch, CP Commission.


North Avenue, Panama
fore paving June 1907


- Be--
- Be-


Post Office, Empire, C.Z.
Dec. 1904


Miraflores Lower Locks South
entrance to east Chamber, show-
ing construction of gates -
April 5, 1913


North Avenue, Panama After
paving Auguust 1907


Gatun Lower Locks -
view of north approach
May 26, 1913


Interior
wall -


Gaillard cut Culebra slides -
looking north from barrier
formed by slide, dredges at work
Oct. 30, 19??
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BEATITUDES
FOR FRIENDS OF THE AGED
Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and palsied hand.
Blessed are they who know that my ears
today
Must strain to catch the things they say.
Blessed are they who seem to know
That my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.
Blessed are they who looked away
When coffee spilled at table today.
Blessed are they with a cheery smile
Who stop to chat for a little while.
Blessed are they who never say,
"You've told that story twice today."
Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterdays.
Blessed are they who make it known
That I'm loved, respected and not alone.
Blessed are they who know I'm at a loss
To find the strength to carry the Cross.
Blessed are they who ease the days
On my journey Home in loving ways.

Author Unknown


ISTHMUS EPISODES
Our members living on the Panama Canal received their Septem-
ber Canal Record three months late and as a result, Charles J. Hinz
writes on 9 January 1980 that the girl pictured on page 13 of the
September issue is "Joyce Zeeck. The boy to her right is Richard
Lester. I graduated with both of them in 1949." Another member
thought the girl was Nanette Lynch. And still another member
thought she was Margaret Kunkel Herring. Since Joyce acknowledged
to John Schmidt that it was her picture, I'll settle for the girl being
Joyce. Let's get Joyce to join the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc.!

NOTES ON THE FLOATING DRY DOCK
Fellow Citizens of "Nine degrees North" our country has been
sold out and so we must hold onto our memories. May I offer one of
mine. During World War II when ships were pouring through the
Canal there were also many returning badly damaged. Ship yards on








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were more, in the South Pacific. A
\dry dock was badly needed. It

would have been impossible to
construct and tow out a com-
pleted floating dock, neither
would it have been possible to
take out men and material to con-
struct one out there. And so we at
'" the Canal received weeks apart,
four small floating docks that could be placed end to end and make up
in length over a thousand feet. Each slightly less than 300 feet. But
beam or width was also necessary. When they arrived at Cristobal
they were taken to Mindi in the third lock area. They were 128 feet
wide. At least twenty feet too wide for the locks 110 feet. Approx-
imately 60 tanks 10' x 20' were welded on top of one side, and con-
nected by pipes and valves. Pumps were added and the tanks slowly
filled with water. As they filled, the dry dock slowly turned on its side.
Now about 100 feet wide there was no more trouble. The pilot with a
radio telephone stood on top nearly a hundred feet in the air, one tow
boat towing, one along side to keep her straight and one hanging on

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the stern to stop the dock. They all arrived in Balboa where the equip-
ment was taken off after being righted and they started for their de-
stination. May I finish by quoting from "Gilbert," our deepest
thoughts:
Then go away if you have to go,
Then go away if you will!
To again return you will always yearn
While the lamp is burning still!
You've drank the Chagres water,
And the Mango eaten free,
And, strange tho'it seems, 'twill haunt your dreams -
This land of the Cocoanut-tree!
submitted by
Stuart Townshend
RETIREMENTS


Mrs. Joyce E. Allen
Mr. James K. Bedsworth
Mr. Frank Berry
Mr. Allen S. Brown
Mr. Meridith W. Brown
Mr. Joseph B. Burgoon
Mr. Wilfred A. Campbell
Mrs. Margaret Wyss Collins
Mr. William Geer
Mr. John W. Hall
Mrs. Margaret A. Hall
Mr. Edward J. Hughes
Mr. Robert L. Jones
Mrs. Betty L. Kelleher
Mrs. Mary M. Keller
Mr. John F. Lawrence
Mr. Charles A. McGlade
Ms. Frances D. May
Mrs. Margaret B. May

Dr. Ronald E. Moore
Mr. Charles B. Myers
Mr. William Nieves
Mrs. Esther R. Niskanen
Mr. Francis E. Reardon
Mr. Joseph G. Reardon
Mr. Clark R. Saltz


1979
9/30
9/4
9/29
9/24
9/30
9/30
9/30
9/30
7/31
9/30
9/30
9/30
9/22
9/30
9/30
9/30
9/30
9/29
9/20

9/29
9/22
9/20
9/30
9/30
9/30
9/13


DIVISION YEARS
Gorgas Hospital 19
Postal 37
Fire 30
Locks 27
Customs 32
Supply 27
Port Captain 24
Schools 25
Marine Bunkering 32
Customs 32
Gorgas Hospital 28
Transit Operation 21
Railroad 29
Gorgas Hospital 21
Coco Solo Hospital 32
Marine Bunkering 39
Postal 29
Coco Solo Hospital 23
Supp. & Comm. Serv. Bur.
Off. of Director 26
Coco Solo Hospital 25
Customs 34
Port Captain, Cris. 36
Magistrate Court 20
Terminals 34
Terminals 38
Railroad 17







Dr. Wallace M. Snyder 9/30 Gorgas Hospital 27
Mr. Mason T. South 10/2 Transit Oper. 26
Mr. Alton C. Springer 9/29 Locks 33
Mrs. Agnes F. Stock 9/29 Gorgas Hospital 31
Mr. Roger H. Swain 9/22 Transit Oper. 29
Mrs. Josephine S. Watts 9/30 Public Health 24
Mr. Charles P. Williams 9/30 Locks 36
Mr. Arthur J. Willis 9/30 Electrical 22
Mr. Earl R. Wilson 9/30 Railroad 18
**************************************************************

MY GET UP AND GO HAS
GOT UP AND WENT
How do I know my youth is all spent?
Well my get up and go has got up and went,
But in spite of it all I am able to grin
When I recall where my get up has been.
Old age is golden so I've heard said
But sometimes I wonder when I get into bed
With my ears on the dresser, my teeth in a cup,
My eyes on the table when I wake up.
Ere sleep dims my eyes
I say to myself, is there anything else I should lay on the
shelf?
And I'm happy to say as I close the door
My friends are the same, perhaps even more.

When I was young my slippers were red,
I could kick my heels over my head,
When I grew older my slippers were blue,
But I could still dance the whole night thru.
Now I am old and my slippers are black,
I walk to the store and puff my way back.
The reason I know my youth is spent -
My get up and go has got up and went.
But I really don't mind when I think with a grin
Of all the grand places my get up has been.
Since I have retired from life's competition,
I busy myself with complete repetition.
I get up each morning and dust off my wits,
Pick up the paper and read the obits.
If my name is missing I know I'm not dead,
So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed.
Author unknown







BIRTHS


Mrs. Dorothy Jane McCauley proudly announces the birth of her
first grandchild, Jennifer Michelle Marshall. She is the daughter of the
oldest one of her daughters, Sheila and Thomas A. Marshall, of India-
napolis, IN.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Stiebritz of Ocala, FL announce the birth
of their grandson, Jesse born on August 31, 1979 to their daughter
Alice and son-in-law John Ilderton of Colorado Springs, CO. Jesse joins
his sister Dawn. AND on December 12, 1979, we were grandparents
again. Daughter Sylvia and son-in-law Wendell Renfroe of Ocala, FL,
became proud parents of their first child 6 lb., 14 oz. daughter, Melissa.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Paulson of San Francisco, CA announce the
birth of their first child, Cory Walter Paulson on January 8, 1980.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cash Paulson of Tallahassee,
FL.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Partik (nee Marie Wheeler) of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, announce the birth of a son on November 19, 1979. The baby, who
has been named Matthew Anton joins a sister, Franje Marie. Maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Wheeler, Sr. of New Port
Richey, FL and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Anton Porlik
of Oxford, NY. Maternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Florence Mallett
of Dunedin, FL.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Holihan (nee Connie Marczak) of Atlanta,
GA, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Michael, born on October 1,
1979. Andrew Michael joins a brother, Christian, age 6. Maternal
grandfather is Frank P. Marczak of Miami, FL, formerly of Gamboa,
CZ. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Neil Holihan of Grand
Lodge, MI and Mr. and Mrs. William Thiem of Atlanta, GA.
Colonel and Mrs. Robert A. Stevens (nee Christina Arosemena) of
Panama City, Rep. of Panama, announce the birth of their first grand-
child, Kristin Roberta Stevens, born November 5, 1979. Parents are
Douglas R. and Cheryl Stevens of Jacksonville, FL. "Krissy" weighed
in at 6 pounds 2 ounces. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Phyllis
Estebanez of Atlantic Beach, FL. Notes of congratulations may be sent
to the Stevens at 5452 Windermere Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Harmon (Barbara Dombrowsky) of Ahoskie,
NC announce the birth of a son Jeffrey Scott born on December 19,
1979. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dombrowsky of
Hendersonville, NC. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hermon
Harmon of Ahoskie.
Bill and Sarah Palumbo Holmes announce the birth of their
daughter, Charity Ann, on December 15, 1979 in Tacoma, WA. The lit-
tle girl was welcomed by two brothers. Maternal grandparents are
Luke and Frances Palumbo of Fayetteville, AR.


___ __ ____






Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Morales of Balboa announce the birth of
a daughter, their first child, on June 12, 1979. Mrs. Morales is the
former Frances Flynn. Her daughter makes five living generations in
the family. The baby, Monica Jean, weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces. The
maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Abdiel A. Flynn. Mrs. Flynn is
the former Patricia Walker, retired, of Panama City. Great-grand-
mothers are Mrs. Clementina Vincensini Flynn of Panama City and
Mrs. Frances P. Walker of Marrero, La. Great-great-grandmother is
Mrs. Maximina Saucedo de Vincensini of Los Santos, Republic of
Panama. (Submitted by Patt Foster Roberson, Louisiana Reporter)
Mr. and Mrs. William Deming (Annette Violette) of Columbia,
MD, announce the birth of their daughter, Alison Jean born October 4,
1979 in Baltimore, MD. Alison Jean is the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Deming of Dothan, AL and Mr. and Mrs. William Violette of
St. Petersburg, FL.
Mr. and Mrs. David Lowe, Jr. of Dothan, AL announce the birth of
their first grandchild, Sara Marie, born December 19, 1979 in
Stoneham, MA. Sarah Marie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Skip
Maloney (Linda Lowe) of Stoneham and the paternal grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. William Maloney of Stoneham, MA.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Harris of Dothan, AL announce the birth of
their first grandchild, Amanda Jean, born January 14, 1980 in Dothan,
AL. Amanda Jean is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Harris,
Margarita, Republic de Panama. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Cobia of Dothan, AL.
Capt. and Mrs. Robert A. Lawyer welcomed Lindsay Jane, born
January 18, 1980 at Cannon AFB Hospital in Clovis, NM. The proud
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lawyer of Dothan, AL and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wellington of Clearwater, FL. Lindsay Jane joins
her sisters Karen and Stacy.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Gangle of Dothan, AL announce the birth of
their granddaughter, Nicole Annise, born October 10, 1979 in Birm-
ingham, AL. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Sherer (Bar-
bara Gangle). This is their first child. Paternal grandmother is Mrs.
Elizabeth Sherer of Jasper, AL.

WEDDINGS
Sandra Lynn Mallett and James Henry Haga were married at 7:30
p.m. December 8, 1979, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Jacksonville,
FL. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Aaron G. Toscar, Jacksonville
and Richard L. Mallett, Cubi Point, Phillipines. The bridegroom is the
son of Mrs. Emogine Haga, Oaklar, VA and the late John Henry Haga.
Denise Summers Loudermilk and Robert A. Maynard were mar-







ried November 17, 1979, in the Church of Good Shepherd, Jupiter, FL.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Summers of Miami,
FL. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maynard of Ft. Myers,
FL and Poison, MO. Following the wedding a lovely reception was held
at the Sand Dollar Garden Room in Jupiter. Attending the wedding
were Bob and Kelly Maynard, Alton and Vera Jones, Largo, FL and
Harry and Nancy Jones of St. Petersburg, FL.
The young couple are at home at 19063 S.S. Fearnley Drive, Jupi-
ter, FL.
"A pair of neighbors at the Jacksonville Townehouse, the retire-
ment home on Phillips Highway, were married Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Neta Murwin and Frank
Keinath, both in their 70s by the way, became Mr. and Mrs. in a
ceremony followed by a garden reception at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Raymond Sale. The party was co-hosted by Neta's son, Roland
Murwin, and afterward the couple left for a honeymoon on wheels in
their camper in the North Carolina mountains." Taken from The
Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Thursday, October 18, 1979.
Jane Gloria Wheaton and Richard Allan Little were married on
December 27, 1979 in Pine Castle United Methodist Church, Orlando,
FL, with Rev. Clarence Yates officiating. A reception followed in the
Park Plaza Hotel in Orlando. Jane is the daughter of Captain and Mrs.
John Wheaton, Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Gatun and Coco Solo.
John A. and Margaret Morales of Maryville, MO and Albert and
Ruth Zorie of Sattelite Beach, FL would like to announce the marriage
of their children, Robert and Roseanne. The marriage took place in
Maryville on October 18, 1979. The couple are residing in Maryville
until Roseanne graduates in May from Northwest Missouri State
University.




Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ashley Wal-
lace of Memphis, TN. Mrs.
Wallace is the former Elaine
Miriam Thomson, daughter of
Macel and Mort Thomson of
S. Memphis, TN.






July 7th, 1979 was the day chosen by Susan Forbes and Brian
Haddow to exchange rings and vows. Susan is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Forbes of Vancouver, B.C. and Brian is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Don Haddow of Dawson Creek, B.C. Mrs. Erma Forbes, grand-
mother of the bride from Sun City, CA attended the wedding.
On November 30 in Metairie, LA, Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve
attended the wedding of their grandson, Robert J. Stonicher, who was
married to Kimberly Noullet of Metairie. They will reside in New
Orleans. IPUs brother Richard was his best man and his sister Patricia
was a bridesmaid. Robert is the son of Lloyd and Sylvia Stonicher of
Metairie, LA. (Submitted by Patt Foster Roberson, Louisiana
Reporter)
Mrs. Jeanne Burgoon of Sarasota announces the marriage of her
daughter, Karen Jeanne Timm of Hollywood, FL to Harold M. O'Neill
of Miami in Fort Lauderdale on October 15, 1979. Laura Jeanne Timm,
attended her mother as maid of honor. Also present from out-of-town
with the bride's mother was her uncle, Paul Kunkel of Zephyrhills, FL.
The family will reside at 1512 N. 57th Terrace, Hollywood, FL 33021,
until Laura Jeanne's graduation from high school this year.

Especially for all our Mothers ,/
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

"The 'heart of home'
is Mother
Whose love ,
and sweetness bring
A special glow
of happiness
SAnd joy to everything"


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itt4 Beep Barrow


Do not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there. I did not die.

Mrs. Louise K. Allen, 69, member, of Dunedin, FL, died December
2, 1979. Born in the Canal Zone, she came here 17 years ago from there
and was a retired secretary for the Canal. Survivors include her hus-
band, William B.; four daughters, Flo Allen, Miami, Betty Ann Hansen,
Margaret Rinehart, and Mary Lou Whitlock, all of Balboa, R. de P.; a
sister Florence Mallette of Dunedin; 13 grandchildren and two great-
granddaughters.
Mrs. Frances Moloney Berger, 61, of San Antonio, TX, died
December 17, 1979. She spent the last 22 years residing in the Canal
Zone. Mrs. Berger served as an American Red Cross volunteer for 20
years and was active in Gold Coast of the Canal Zone. Survivors: hus-
band, Engelbert J. Berger; daughter, Lesley A. Tassell, Margarita,
Panama, and granddaughter, Michele; son, Englebert J. Jr., Coco Solo;
brothers, Joseph F. Molony, Jr., St. Petersburg, FL and Thomas A.
Molony of Anaheim, CA; an aunt and numbers of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Nannie I. Brown, 92, passed away at her home in Fay-
etteville, AR, on October 27, 1979. She was the widow of Walter G.
Brown, a Roosevelt Medal Holder, who died in November 1954. Sur-
vivors are a sister, Mrs. Mattie B. (Morrison) Wieman; three daugh-
ters, Mrs. Minnie Burton, Mrs. Frances Whitlock, and Mrs. Mattielee
White; and two sons, Walter and Jack Brown.
Mr. Edwin Cain, 71, member, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away
December 10, 1979. He was a retired police officer in the Canal Zone.
Survivors are two brothers, Warren of Seminole and Harry of Sara-
sota, and a sister Catherine Pruitt of California.
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Mr. John Paul Corrigan, 71, member, of Pompano Beach, FL, died
January 8, 1980. He was from a well known Canal Zone family having
retired from the Canal and moved to Florida 14 years ago. Survived
by wife, Marie Kemplar Corrigan; sons, John Paul III, and Larry
Joseph, both of Balboa, R. de P.; Colonel Terrance Patrick, San An-
tonio, TX; daughter, Juanita Werniment, Elkton, MN; 17 grand-
children; brothers Owen, Peter T. Sr. and Joseph; sisters Margaret
DeLeon, Mary Herlihy and Kathleen Jones.

Mr. William J. Cronan, 68, member, of Santa Maria, CA. died
December 31, 1979. He was retired as a police officer in the Panama
Canal Zone for 33 years and worked for CBS in Santa Maria. He is sur-
vived by his widow, Mary; sons James, Joseph and William E. of Santa
Maria and John of Maranette, WI; daughters Celia Miller of Portage,
MI, and Mary E. Cronan of Santa Maria; his father; two brothers; two
sisters and five grandchildren.


Mrs. Lucille T. Dixon, 90, member, widow of Grover C. Dixon,
died at her home in Gainesville, FL on December 19, 1979. Survivors
include four daughters, Isabelle Philpot and Frances Ford, Gainesville,
Gertrude Paige of the Republic of Panama and Virginia Macdonell of
Buda, TX; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The Dixons
resided for many years in Pedro Miguel.

Mr. Richard H. Egolf, 57, passed away at his home in La Boca, R.
de P. on January 20, 1980. He was born in the Samaritan Hospital in
Colon and graduated from Cristobal High School and Canal Zone Col-
lege. At the time of his death, Richard was Chief, Job Order, Account-
ing Section of the Canal's Office of Financial Management. Very ac-
tive in community activities, Richard was a member of the BPOE for
over 20 years and was Past Exalted Ruler; a member of the Sibert
Lodge, AF&AM, Scottish Rite Abou Saad Shrine Temple and Coral
Chapter, OES. Survivors are his wife, Mary Leach Robertson, five
step-children, George David, Raymond Craig, Julia, Amy and Mary
Anne Robertson; two sisters Ruth Clement, currently visiting on the
Isthmus, and Barbara Dedeaux and two brothers, George of Margarita
and Harry of Seminole, FL.

Mr. Frank S. Flumach, 69, member, died Thanksgiving Day at the
Gorgas Hospital. He was employed by the electrical division from 1951
to 1971, when he retired. He made his home with his son, Robert in
Balboa. He is also survived by his wife, Ada; son John of Phoenix, AZ;
daughters, Mrs. William E. Burns and Ms. Marjorie Adams of Panama
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and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson of Houston, TX and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Constance Gerrans, member, widow of the late Dr. A. E. Ger-
rans, died at her home in Ft. Lauderdale, February 4, 1980. Memorial
services were held at the St. Lukes Episcopal Church on February 8th.
She is survived by her sister, Gorgian Jacobson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
We wish to add that Carl E. Hall who passed away in August
1979, was survived by his son, Fred Hall, Jacksonville, FL; his mother,
Mrs. Charles Poole and brother, Earl Hall, both of Sacramento, CA.
Tamara E. (Tammy) Heald, 21, was killed in an automobile acci-
dent on 14 August 1979 in Montgomery, AL. Tammy attended Balboa
Elementary School and moved with her family to the states at the age
of 11. She is survived by her parents Robert C. and Myrtle I. Heald,
Prattville, AL and one brother, Dr. Dennis Heald of Birmingham, AL.
Her father was a fireman stationed on the Pacific Side, prior to his
retirement in 1968.
Mrs. Carmen Hensler, widow of Fred Hensler, former employee
of Marine Division, Balboa, died December 30, 1979 in Jacksonville, FL.
Survivors are daughters Mrs. Joan Toscar, Mrs. Rose Crider and Mrs.
Grace Barnwell, all of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren and two sisters
and two brothers.
Mr. John E. Hotz, member, of Kissimmee, FL died January 15,
1980. He retired from Security Force at Gatun Locks in December,
1975. He is survived by his wife Grace.
Mrs. Helen Hoverson, 73, member, of Kerrville, TX, passed away
November 30, 1979. She was head dietician at the Coco Solo Hospital
and retired with 20 years service in 1966. Mrs. Hoverson is survived
by her husband, James A.; a son, James G. of Houston and by her
daughter, Miss Martha Janet Hoverson of Hawaii.
Captain James P. Johnson, 62, member, of Vancouver, WA died
December 19, 1979. He was a member of Sojourners Lodge AF&AM;
Scottish Rite AAONMS; Abou Saad Temple of Oasis and the Royal
Order of Jesters Court #18 of Panama. He served with the U.S. Mer-
chant Marines from 1934 to 1952 and was a member of the PC Pilots
Assoc. from 1952 to 1972. He retired from the Canal as Pilot in January
1972 and is survived by his wife, Ann Laura; a daughter, Martha
Stephenson and four grandchildren of Portland, OR.
Mrs. Lilybel Kariger, member, passed away on January 17, 1980,
in Cypress, CA. She was employed by the Schools Division for 25
years, retiring in April, 1968. She is survived by her husband, Lee; a
son Robert and four grandchildren of Long Beach; a daughter Nancy
Eide, and two grandchildren of Bremerton, WA; sister, Thelma Hug-
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gins of Santa Monica, CA and Hallie B. Harris of El Paso, TX and a
brother, R. G. Cox of Houston, TX. Lee and Lilybel would have been
married fifty years on July 9, 1980.
Mr. Edwin M. McGinnis, 85, former member, of St. Petersburg,
FL, passed away January 1, 1980. Mr. McGinnis came to Florida from
the Canal Zone where he was a construction employee. He was a
50-year member of Masons, Canal Zone. Survivors include a niece
Lillian Freugenberger and a nephew Albert McGinnis.
Mr. James F. MeGloin, 65, member, of Ft. Worth, TX died
January 26, 1980. He retired as a lieutenant in 1966 after 25 years with
the Fire Division in Margarita and Gatun, CZ. He was a member of the
Cincinnati Reds Minor League for four years and played 8 years in the
Canal Zone with various teams. He was one of the Fathers of the Canal
Zone Little League. Survived by wife, Bess of Ft. Worth; son, James F.
Jr. of Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Mrs. Paul Brooks (Joan) of Midland,
TX and four grandchildren. Also one brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Laura C. McLintock, 79, former member, died in St.
Petersburg, FL December 15, 1979. She was a secretary for the
Panama Canal Co. and moved to Florida 18 years ago. She was a Navy
veteran of World War I. Survivors include her husband George; two
daughters, Frances Baltozer and Gloria M. Lord, St. Petersburg; two
sisters, Paula Moscota and Minnie Diloro of Pennsylvania; five grand-
children and eight great-grandchildren.
Miss Mildred M. Neely, 71, member, of Sarasota, FL, died
November 19, 1979. She was a past matron of the Coral Palm 23 Order
of the Eastern Star, Cristobal; past president of the Fifth Wheel Club
and a past president of the Kensington Park Star Club. She leaves
three sisters, Mrs. William R. Burks at Brooksville, Mrs. John Smith
and Mrs. Michael F. Greene, both of Sarasota.
Dr. James D. Phillips, 55, of 1914 Dewitt St., Panama City, FL was
found dead in his boathouse on February 20, 1980. Jimmie grew-up on
the Isthmus and was the son of the late Quarantine Doctor H. L.
Phillips. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and was an
orthopedic surgeon. He is survived by his wife Alice and three
children; his mother of Memphis, TN; brother, Roy also of Memphis
and a sister Mary Jane Henderson of CO.
Mrs. Ella Piper, 91, widow of Francis, died December 8, 1979 in Mt.
Carmel Medical Center. She was a member of Orchard Chapter 1 OES,
Balboa, CZ and Panama Canal Society. Survivors are two sons, Ray-
mond, Houston, TX and Homer of Columbus, OH; six grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Mott, Merritt Island, FL.






THE 1980 Panama Canal Society Reunion


The Bayfront Concourse Hotel will be host for the Reunion -
April 17, 18, 19, 1980. It is important that you make your room reserva-
tions early. You may check in early and stay as long as you wish at Reu-
nion rates.
For all you prospective members who would like to attend our
1980 Reunion activities, send in your dues ($10.00 per year, per family),
along with your reservation requests. We will be glad to welcome you
into the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Please remember that hotel reservation forms should be sent
directly to the Bayfront Concourse Hotel. Reservation forms for the
Ball and for the Luncheon must be sent directly to the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, and MUST BE PREPAID. Any deviation from this
procedure will only cause much confusion and delay.
Each year, many of our members assume that the only activities
connected with the Reunion are the meeting, dance and luncheon,
therefore those members who only come for these functions, miss
other activities altogether. They do not realize that there are literally
hundreds of their old friends, neighbors and co-workers all gathered at
the Headquarters (hotel) waiting to see them and renew old acquain-
tances.
When you register, your name will be placed in the attendance
records (listed by home, state or country) and at the same time you will
be given a ribbon badge on which your name is boldly printed. This
name tag is a great help in being recognized by your old friends and
also to help you recognize them.
At our last Reunion, we had an early gathering for those already
checked into the area motels, and for local members who came to find
out who had arrived. At this time, members were able to register and
pick up their pre-ordered tickets for the Luncheon and Ball, thus leav-
ing the remainder of their stay open for visiting, etc.
For the 1980 Reunion we have added an additional day when the
registration and ticket tables will be open to accommodate early ar-
rivals and avoid long waiting lines. The reason we are extending the
number of days of the Reunion is to offer our members an opportunity
to visit longer with their friends and take advantage of the many at-
tractions that are offered locally, or to participate in the Golf Tourna-
ment (men and ladies) which will be held nearby on Thursday morning,
April 17. (See article and application in this issue). We anticipate more
members taking part in these activities at future reunions and hope to
include fishing trips or other things in which members indicate an in-
terest.
At 10:00 A.M. Thursday morning, April 17, the official gathering
starts when members meet at the hotel. This is a "MUST", particularly
for the first-time members. You are "on your own" for luncheon on
Thursday and Friday.








CLIP AND SEND THIS ROOM RESERVATION BLANK WITH DEPOSIT TO:

BAYFRONT CONCOURSE HOTEL
333 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 (8131 896-1111
Toll Free Number IFLI 800-282-8923 INationall 800-237-0736
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC. REUNION-APRIL 17,18, 19, 1980

Please print the information below:

Name

Address

City State Zip

Telephone

Arrival Date_ Time


Departure Date_
Room Rates: $30.00 plus tax single
There will be a $5.00 charge per person in excess of two.
Children under 18 (in same room no charge.

Accommodations Requested:

Single Double


Time
$40.00 plus tax double


Bxr





CRUISES

CLOSED

MONDAY

BAY QUEEN CRUISES, INC.
401 2nd Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg. Florida 33701
C(13 823-4511
or Call Tampa
(813) 251-8008


LUNCHEON *SIGHTSEEING *DINNER CRUISES
* Luncheon Cruise IDaily Tueday & Thursday Thru Saturday)
Boarding 11 30 AM S6 25 Adulis ITa Ircl.l
Depa.rure 12 30 PM 53 40 Cildren 112 & Underl
Return 1 30 PM
Luncheon Menu Golden Iried chicken, Meshed potatoes
gravy, salad, rolls, butter, beverage and desert.
* Sightseeing (Daily Tuesday & Thursday Thru Saturday)
Boarding 2 30 PM $3 75 Adults ITa Ir.cl )
Deparrure 3 00 PM S2 50 Cnildren 112 & UnderI
Return 4 30 PM
(Food & Snacks Available For Purchase)
* Dinner-Dance Cruise Live Music*
IDaily Tuesday through Sunday)
Boara.ng 6 00 PM 510 75 Adults ITa< InC I
Departure 700PM S 6 50 Children 112 & Underl
Return 10 00 Pi
* Special Sunday Early Dinner Cruise"
Boarodng 2 00 PM S8 25 Adults ITa, Inci I
Deoirrurt 2 30PM $5 00 Cnildren 112 & Undr I
Re[run 5 00 PM
Dinner/Dance & Sunday Dinner Menu Choice of
Delicious Golden Fried Chicken or Savory Chopped
Sirloin. Mashed poetaoe., grae. hot vegetable, rolls.
butler, beverage and desert


Tampa Bay's Cabaret Funship


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ANNUAL MEETING: At 1:30 P.M. Friday, the Annual Business
Meeting takes place in the Suncoast Room. At this meeting, your new
officers are elected and sworn in. Old and new business is taken up.
Generally this meeting is completed within an hour and a half.
Friday evening the Annual Ball will be held again at the Coliseum,
in downtown St. Petersburg. The 1979 Ball, held at this place for the
first time, was a huge success. The 13 piece "Sound of Music" orchestra
will be playing for your dancing and listening pleasure from 8:00 P.M.
to Midnight.
There are no alcoholic beverages sold at the Coliseum, so you will
have to supply your own. For an additional dollar added to the
admission price this year, the management of the Coliseum will furnish
all required ice, set-ups and soft drinks. This will be a big savings.
There is ample parking at the Coliseum, with uniformed security
patrol, for those who drive their own automobiles. However, air-
conditioned buses will be available to pick up members who wish
transportation from designated hotels to the Coliseum and return on
staggered schedules. The bus fare will be $1.00 round-trip and
reservations must be made in advance.
ANNUAL LUNCHEON: Saturday morning, members will gather
in designated areas of the Bayfront Hotel while the Webster Room is
made ready for the Annual Luncheon, where we have one or more out-
standing guest speakers in addition to the fine food and service
rendered by the hotel.
Re: TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: It will be a tremendous
help to the Committee if all those wishing to sit together for the
Luncheon and/or the Ball, would state their wishes but you can
understand the confusion and extra work when the "together parties"
are requested at different times or at the last minute. Now that so
many members are acquainted with the seating at the Coliseum, you
will be better able to realize the need for planning your party in
advance. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
Re: LUNCHEON TICKETS: Please do not misplace your lunch-
eon ticket. It will be picked up by your waitress when you are served.
Re: ALL TICKETS: If it is inconvenient for your reservations to be
picked up at the hotel on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, then you
MUST send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request so
that the tickets may be mailed to you.
NO TICKETS will be available for SALE or HELD at the
Coliseum for the Friday evening Ball.
REFUNDS: Requests for refunds must be made PRIOR to 9:00
P.M., Thursday, April 17, 1980.
Those of you who have never attended a Reunion are missing a
really good time. We look forward to seeing more members attend and
find out for themselves the delightful experience they have missed.







CLIP AND SEND THESE RESERVATION FORMS TO THE

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

RESERVATION FORM FOR SOCIETY BALL
April 18, 1980

COLISEUM
535 4th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, Florida
7:30 PM
$6.00 per person. Please reserve tickets for people.

Name

Address

Name

Name

Name

I also desire bus transportation to the Ball. I enclose
($1.00 per person)
According to the information furnished on the previous page, please list names
of all guests for whom you are making reservations.



RESERVATION FORM FOR LUNCHEON
April 19, 1980
Bayfront Concourse 333 First St. South
12:30 PM

Price: $6.00 per person, including tax and gratuity. Please reserve Luncheon
tickets for the following:

Name
Name

Name

Name

According to the information furnished on the previous page, please list names
of all guests for whom you are making reservations.


Total Amount Enclosed







Ella was a widow of a Roosevelt Medal Holder and attended our 1979
Reunion.

Word has been received that Mary Ann Pollack passed away in Oc-
tober 1979 at the Aerospace and Regional Medical Center in Pen-
sacola, FL.
Mr. Herbert B. Rickards, 73, member, of McLean, VA died
November 17, 1979, Mr. Richards was a Naval Reserve Officer sta-
tioned at the Balboa Radio Station in 1941-1942. He retired as a lawyer
and electronics engineer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
Washington, DC. He is survived by his widow, Mary E. Martin, a long-
time resident of Balboa and a retired employee of the Accounting
Dept.
Mr. John Eugene Ridge, Jr., 63, member died February 1, 1980 in
Miami, FL. Born in Ancon Hospital, he attended Canal Zone schools,
and was employed in the construction of Gaillard Highway; the Me-
chanical Div.; Asst. Airport Manager, Paitilla Airport, Panama; Asst.
Airport Manager, Canal Zone Air Terminal and retired from the main-
tenance Division, Panama Canal Company in 1972. John was a Fourth
Degree member, Knights of Columbus, Panama-Balboa Council; Com-
modore of Gamboa Yacht Club; organist at the Sacred heart Chapel,
Ancon and Saint Mary's Church, Balboa and at many parties,
weddings and masonic functions.
Rev. Edward J. Melvin, C.M. and Rev. Joseph Sannino, C.M. of
Philadelphia, PA (formerly of the Canal Zone) concelebrated the Mass
of Christian Burial with the Rev. James McManimon of St. Gregorys,
Trenton, NJ. John was laid to rest near hs mother, the late Theresa
Boland Ridge.
Survivors are his wife, Julia Belle Wilson Ridge, Miami; two
daughters, Mrs. Catherine Ann Adams of Costa Rica and Miss Mary
Elizabeth Ridge, Panama Canal; father, John E. Ridge, Sr., FL; three
sisters, Mrs. Joan deGrummond, CA, Mrs. Mary Gribbin, NJ, and Mrs.
Margaret Coffey, LA; six brothers, Robert, Ohio, Vincent, Patrick and
Elbert all with the Panama Canal Commission, Joseph, IA, and Ralph
NJ; a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Annie G. Stone (Nan), 97, member, of Coral Gables, FL
passed away September 26,1979. She was the widow of the late
William Henry Stone. Survived by daughter Edna M. Stone, Coral
Gables, son William F., San Francisco, a granddaughter and great-
grandson.

Mr. James M. Thompson, Jr., 58, 29-year employee of the Locks
Division, died January 8, 1980, in his hometown of Cape Girardeau,
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MO, to which he had retired in March 1975. People from the Canal
would best remember him for his knowledge of firearms and activities
with the Balboa Gun Club, a hobby he continued in Cape. He is sur-
vived by his wife Katie Ludwig Reynolds and his mother Edith
Thompson, both of Cape Girardeau; 5 stepchildren; 2 daughters, Jaye
(Mrs. Jack Barrett) of Jacksonville, FL and Becky, Salem, OR; son Bill,
Great Britain; and 6 grandchildren.
Mrs. Martha Pearl Trim, 70, member of Russellville, AR, died
July 17, 1979. She was the widow of Preston M. Trim, former Control
House Operator who retired in 1970. Pearl was active in Canal
community organizations and a charter member of the Panama
Women's Golf Association, and the Eastern Star Fern Leaf Chapter.
Other survivors include two sons, Preston Jr., who recently retired as
chief, Marine Traffic Control; and Chester, who is employed with IAGS
at Fort Clayton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two
sisters and one brother.

**Eternal rest give to them, 0 Lord; and let
perpetual light shine upon them.**

JCw thO .

PANAMA CANAL
Mrs. Juan Hidalgo, Balboa My best wishes for the club and
members for the coming year.
Stew and Sue Brown "A Christmas Carol" "Of all the words of
man's creation, The best by far? REPATRIATION!!" "God Bless
Us, Everyone" Delighted to become a bonafide member of C.Z. Vets
Inc. SS CRISTOBAL takes us to New Orleans, arriving February 5th.
Adios Panama Hello U.S.A. Will be shopping for a hacienda Tampa
-St. Pete. Regards to all.
BPOE Lodge 1542, Cristobal Grand Exalted Ruler Robert Graf-
ton and his wife Pat, Past Grand Exalted Ruler Bill Wall, Secretary to
the G.E.R. Carl Vaughn and his wife, will arrive at Tocumen Airport
on January 25, for a five day visit. They will be hosted by Lodge 1414
on Saturday and Sunday and after a protocal visit to the Canal Ad-
ministrator, Mr. Dennis P. McAuliffe on Monday morning, they will
travel to 1542 via car. A dinner-dance will be held in honor of our
G.E.R. and P.G.E.R. on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. E.R. Vince Ridge.
Charles and Helen Roth-Roffy Retirement papers have been
turned in and we will be sailing May 16th on the SS CRISTOBAL. We
have purchased a home in Fayetteville, NC and should be settled in by
June 15th at 4201 Edgedale Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28304. Thanking you







for a fine publication. Keep up the good work.
Dorothy J. McCauley I am still teaching English and Home
Economics at Curundu Jr. High, which is now a Dept. of Defense De-
pendents School. During the Thanksgiving vacation I made a rush trip
to Indianapolis, IN to admire my 1st grandchild, Jennifer. On January
14, 1980 Sheila will re-enter Indiana University Purdue U. for her
final term of nursing school.
ALABAMA
Wilma Bauman, Fairhope We spent Christmas visiting our two
sons Ronnie and Robbie (Bob) in the Miami area. Bea and Earl Sears
visit with us often from Pensacola, and we spent Thanksgiving with
Mildred and Webb Hearn and son John in their home in Pensacola. In
mid-summer they visited with us with Mildred's parents, the Trues.
Our guests this summer were Cleve and Odie Soper and Ray and Diane
Murphy from the Canal Zone. Fortunately they were here before our
storm Hurricane Frederick. Our side of the Eastern Shore received
the 148 m.p.h. winds and the spin-off tornadoes. We had very little rain
and no flooding, but it was hot and we were without ice, electricity and
telephone for two weeks. We were fortunate and had no damage to our
home although we did lose nine trees adjacent to the house. Irvin
(Slim) went to Mexico on his regular fishing and hunting deal in
February and he and Earl Sears and LeRoy Koontz will again go to
Mexico in January 1980. Over Labor Day Cybele and LeRoy Koontz,
our neighbors, went to Opryland and Nashville. Irving and I still play a
lot of duplicate tournament bridge in the ACBL and I assist him in his
various volunteer work in the hospital and church.
Panama Canal Society of Dothan
The Christmas holidays found a few of our Dothanites spending it
in the "Canal Zone". Rosemary and Frank Anderson visited their son,
Frank, who is teaching Special Education at Cristobal High School.
Frank's great-grandmother, Frances L. Brewster, also taught on the
Atlantic Side in the nineteen twenties. His mother also taught in
Gatun and Cristobal in the nineteen forties.
On the way home the Andersons visited Laurena (Keller) and Bill
Powell in Marathon on the Florida Keys. They enjoyed their lovely
waterfront home. They had several days of deep sea fishing in their
beautiful boat.
Margaret (Moore) and Jack Hern also visited their son Jack, Jr.,
and family and Dick and Ruth Hern. Margaret said the one thing that
irked her the most was to present your ID card to purchase a postage
stamp. In spite of that they had a good time visiting and seeing all of
the changes.







Mary (Gilbert) and John Urey went to The Dalles, OR to visit with
their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters (the Walter Kleefkens)
for the holidays. They enjoyed their visit but found it quite cold. They
stopped in Tarzana, CA to visit with Mary's niece, Sheila (Gilbert)
Bolke and family.
Lois Thomas came from the Canal Zone met her husband, Bud,
here and then they went to Latrobe, PA to visit with their daughter
Debbie (Mrs. Joe Diorio) and family. Lois returned to the Canal Zone in
January. Lois's mother, Mrs. Dora Kridle also visited Dothan and
Latrobe. It was great seeing Dora again. She is such a delight.
The Panama Canal Society of Dothan held their annual Christmas
dinner dance at the Ramada Inn. There were 90 members and guests
present. David Lowe made a very authentic Santa Claus and
presented the gifts to those present. Mr. Phil Mattoon (Manager of
Montgomery Wards in Dothan) donated 4 lovely door prizes plus 5
gallons of gas. He also made a fun and delightful Emcee. Thank you,
Phil and Dave. A great time was had by all.
Mrs. Jane Burke has her father, Bob Lombroia, of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL as her houseguest for an indefinite time. Bob just celebrated his
80th birthday. Congratulations.
Speaking of birthdays, Mr. Sidney Moore, father of Margaret
Hern and Muriel McGriff of Dothan will celebrate his 91st in March.
Mr. Moor is at the Wesley Manor Retirement Home in Dothan. His
mind is still very sharp and can recall construction days and interest-
ing events that happened back when. He retired from the Balboa shops
in the old Mechanical Division. Happy Birthday, Mr. Moore.
We wish to congratulate the following "new" grandparents: Mr.
and Mrs. David Lowe, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Harris, Mr. and Mrs.
John Deming, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lawyer and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy
Gangle ... all grandparents of baby girls. (See Birth Announcements).
We hope to see many of our friends at the annual reunion.
As the New Year begins we look back over the one just past and
thank You for Your many blessings. In the year to come we ask You to
help us live each day in kindness and love for others.

CATHERINE FILO

ARIZONA
Ed MacVittie Sun City Now that Doc Bob and Ev Matheney
are with us here in Sun City we are starting to get a good group to-
gether and may think about starting a club here also. A few of us had a
wonderful dinner at the Doyles' residence in Phoenix a few weeks ago.
Pat and Jerry had a nice dinner for us and the Matheneys enjoyed
seeing their house.







The Chisholms also joined us for the festivities. Jerry's architec-
tural business is doing well and he enjoys the work at the capitol
restoring it to its beauty of yester years. The Chisholms are doing
well although they are having a bit of physical problems. They did
have a trip to Maui this fall and a short trip to Las Vegas over the holi-
days. The Matheney's furniture finally arrived and we helped them un-
pack and get settled. We are still on the job with them and have hung
about 15 pictures so their home looks nice now. They now realize the
problems the pioneers had when coming west. It is nice to have them
here. Grace and I are still doing well and with my activities as chair-
man of the golf tournaments, lapidary, carpentry, coins and stamps. I
am very busy. Must also get a bit of exercise in to keep in shape. Hop-
ing that some of you golfers will come through and stop for a game and
a bit of news. We leave here again on 15 May for the east and the sum-
mer.

ARKANSAS
Phebe Neville, Eldorado I have just been re-reading the June
Canal Record and "dreaming" again. How sad I am over the Canal
Give-away! I get high -blood pressure when I talk about it. I am real ac-
tive and in good health for 89 (February 10th) but concerned about a
cataract eye operation next month. A note from Dr. and Mrs. Senzer,
formerly of Gamboa, says Doctor underwent surgery. They live on
Miami Beach. I hear from all my C.Z. friends Carrie and Pearl
Brown sent me a poinsettia plant at Christmas from Florida. Mrs.
Marguerita Nix, a former writer of children' books who lives in Texas
and I correspond.
Ann Bartholomew, Hot Springs I'll just never forget "you all".
Hope 1980 will be better yet. Old age is creeping up on me but I
manage to keep going and enjoy life. It is great to have my Canal fami-
ly, the Krugers back in the U.S. I will spend Christmas with them in
Texas. In June I went to Missouri to visit Bill, Jr. and his family. Best
wishes always to each of you.

NEWS FROM NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Eldridge (Mike, Sr.) and Minnie Burton were joined for
Thanksgiving dinner at their home by Mike, Jr., wife Caroline, and
their two daughters (the younger Burtons live in Brandon, MS), Bates
Wieman, Andrew and Frances Whitlock, and their son, Paul Whitlock,
up from the Zone for a seasonal visit with his family. Paul was the last
Chief of Dredging Division of The Panama Canal Company, and is the
first Chief of Dredging Division of The Panama Canal Commission.
Bates Wieman flew to Dothan, AL to visit with her son, Bud
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Huldtquist, his wife Betty, and son Jeffrey for Christmas. At a week-
before-Christmas party at Bud's, Bates renewed acquaintances with
many old friends from the Zone. The family all drove to Seminole, FL
to visit another son, Fred Huldtquist, and his wife Janie. Bates also
visited in Panama City with Pete Monaco (who is 91 and looking good'),
Pete's daughter Adelaide and her family, and his son Bee Monaco, who
is an M.D. in Panama City. Back home in Fayetteville, meanwhile, the
Burtons, Sr. spent Christmas with the Whitlocks, all of them missing
the non-present family members. Bates, Minnie, and Mary Jo Yeager
(of Houston) are making plans to attend the reunion in St. Pete in
April. So, friends, let's join them.
George and Edith Engelke claim they are doing nothing but
they are very busy. Edith sings in the church choir, knits a bunch, and
has an organ that she doesn't find time to play. George plays golf when
the weather is good which is frequent this year.
Bob, Howard, and George Engelke have been ganging up on the
golf course against any opponents rash enough to take on the clan.
Mary Lou Engelke retired in December from the Transportation
Division, is spending some time in Florida with her children, and is ex-
pected to take up residence in her home in Rogers, AR in February, ac-
companied by her eldest daughter, Kathleen Crowell, and three grand-
daughters.
Virginia Favorite visited her daughter, Ginny Lynn Neidt, her
husband Don Neidt (a school principal), and three children in Mary-
ville, MO in December. While there, Virginia also saw Judy Stepp, for-
merly of Margarita, now a nurse in Maryville. Virginia's son, Russell
Favorite, who lives in Laredo, TX where he works with Customs, re-
ceived an unusual Christmas gift from his children. chicken pox.
Dick Engelke and his son Richard came from Iowa in November to
spend a couple weeks with Virginia Favorite and the Engelke family in
Bentonville, and then went on to California to spend Christmas with
Harry Engelke.
Walter and Dolores Jarvis are very active in Bella Vista, AR gun
club and organist circles, and have been enjoying out-of-town guests.
Jessie Newhard says she hasn't been doing much, but in addition
to visiting, entertaining, and playing bridge, she has, over a period of
time, crocheted 35 afghans for family and friends. Now that's some
kind of unbusy! Both of Jessie's sons, Alan Brian Albright and John
Albright, addressed the same conference in Albuquerque in January.
They spoke at the Society for Historical Archaeology and Interna-
tional Conference on Underwater Archaeology. Brian is with the
Archaeology Department of the University of South Carolina and is
the state's official diver. John is a historian for the government, and
works in Denver.







Gloria Malsbury says she hasn't done anything interesting she
only went to Jamaica for two weeks in November! Starting from the
low of a tiring two-hour wait in Customs on her arrival, enjoyment of
the trip rose through visiting and sight-seeing to the high point of a
beautiful Thanksgiving dinner dance at the home of a friend.
Vernon and Edith Bircher arrived in Rogers, AR from the Zone on
October 7th, and started camping out in their previously purchased
home immediately, though their household goods didn't arrive until
November 26th. They had just about got most of the essentials in place
and most of the brass polished when their offspring started arriving
for Christmas, the first gathering of the family in Arkansas.
Dispersing after the holidays, Tom Bircher, wife Laurie, and two
daughters returned to their home in Denver; Julie Bircher and her
traveling companion, Milton (a very large, amiable Australian sheep-
dog), went back to Flagstaff where Julie plans to finish her Master's
Degree; John Bircher returned to Charleston, SC to finish the last two
years of his enlistment in the Navy; Sarah Bircher returned to
Milwaukee, Wisconsin to finish her junior year at the University of
Marquette. Vern and Edith are now leisurely finishing their unpack-
ing.
Susan Pedersen, daughter of Bob and Betty Balcer, has been
repatriated from her job with the Army in the Zone, and is in Ohio with
Betty's parents.
Luke and Frances Palumbo went to Tacoma, WA to spend Christ-
mas with their daughter, Sarah, her husband, Bill Holmes, their two
sons and brand new daughter (see Births). En route, the Palumbos
missed their plane in Dallas, but it was not to be regretted. While they
were waiting along came a friend from the Zone, Bobby Brown, and his
wife, who had also missed a plane. They had time for a good visit, with
the Browns bringing the Palumbos up to date on current Zone living.
Glynn and Etta Fay Terrell, accompanied by Sammy (their
dachshund), left home in mid-December. Travelling in their motor-
home, they first stopped in Little Rock and visited Mrs. Annie Pearre
Webb. Annie graduated from Balboa High School, and was a nurse at
both Panama Hospital and Gorgas Hospital. The Terrells went on to
Mississippi where they visited relatives, and then to New Orleans
where they spent the holidays with daughter Andrea and her husband
Paul Oliver. Son Lance Terrell, who lives in Austin, TX paid them a
surprise visit after Christmas. Following New Year's, the Terrells
drove to Florida and saw many ex-Zone friends. At Port Charlotte,
they saw, for the first time, their Florida real estate! Travelling
through central Florida, they acquired severe colds, so returned to
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New Orleans for R & R. They arrived back home in Bentonville on
January 19th, nearly well and nearly ready to start off again.

ALICE NAIL
CALIFORNIA Reporter
Florence C. Berude Seller, Laguna Hills Late in October I
managed to get away for two beautiful weeks with Jack and Dorothy
in their attractive townhouse in Tigard, OR. The gorgeous red and
gold autumn colors and sparkling snow storm we encountered on a
drive up Mt. Hood are beautiful memories.
I have played no golf since Martin's heart attack in April 1978 and
now am afraid to start again without several lessons and much prac-
tice. Instead I enrolled in two exercise classes and an Estate Planning
course, joined the Aliso Women's Club became a Monday volunteer at
oulr local Channel 6 TV Station and still work as an ICU volunteer on
Saturday. It is good to keep busy. I thoroughly enjoyed the eight day
Christmas Luninaries bus tour to Albuquerque and the visit with my
granddaughter Tish and family in Phoenix.
Mrs. Joseph E. Irving, Laguna Hills Mrs. Irene McLaughlin of
Los Fresnos, TX, formerly from the Atlantic Side of the Zone, visited
The Irvings and other Zoners in Leisure World in January. We are
looking forward to the reunion in April.
Nan Pihlgren, Sacramento Ed was in the hospital in August for
his heart and is much better. I have glaucoma and must put drops in six
times a day. I am thankful it was discovered before it hurt my my vi-
sion. Ed has cataracts so I must do the driving nowadays. I am so
grateful to Mr. George Russon, he did teach me how to drive back in
1940. Ted and Marie Anderson stopped on their way home to San
Diego from the Reunion to give us greetings from our mutual friends.
To all our friends in the Society all the Best for 1980.
David LeRoy Smith, Los Angeles I was anxious to commend
you highly on the "In Memoriam" editorial you have said it for us
all! Ruth Adams Newsletter quote "We Zonites are still very much
alive even though we have lost the old homestead". How true, and no
one can ever take away the dear warm and happy memories we have of
our lives on the Canal Zone!
Mollie Brown, Rosemead My son Bob and his wife, Alma have
been traveling since September in Washington, Oregon and into Bajo,
Mexico. They are visiting with me for Christmas and will head back to
Lewisville, TX after the holidays. Their sons Wayne, Rob and Bill and
his family will also be here for Christmas.
Erma Forbes, Sun City I doubt if I'll get to the reunion this







year. I hate to miss even one of them as I haven't missed one since
1965, my first. Inez Evans and I put in for the Passion Play in Oberam-
mergau in June. It only is played every 10 years and I doubt my ar-
thritic joints will allow me to go in another 10 years. Ells and I drove
up to North California to see Dr. and Mrs. Icke one weekend in
September. They took us to see the Hershey factory nearby. What
delicious aroma coming out of the many vats melting chocolate. They
also took us to see the Troy Gold Industries operation. It being Satur-
day most of the equipment was shut down, but we saw many in-
teresting things anyway. We then visited Joan and family in Newport,
OR for a week. We all went to the Forbes reunion in Lebanon before
coming home. In October we went to the Grand Canyon, driving down
through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. The Lake Havisu with the
London Bridge was most interesting the bridge was dismantled and
each one of its 10,000 was marked what a job that must have been.
November 19-21st we went to Death Valley with the Sun City Travel
Club most of our trips are with them. I'm busy now getting R.N.'s
and helpers to fill syringes for our Flu injection programs. Inez Evans
plans on spending Christmas with Bill and family in Estes Park, CO.
We all read the P.C. Record from cover to cover. I have saved the list
of Senator's names who voted to give the PC to Panama and when I get
their letters asking for campaign donations I let them know I think
they are traitors to their country.
Norine Hall Kaufer, Los Gatos I visited granddaughter Ana
Maria Romera in Brussels, Belgium. The trip to Belgium and also to
Madrid, Spain was lovely. Came home for five days and then went up
to Washington State. I was actually snow-bound there. Now I have
visited with all of my great-grandchildren. I'm still attending San Jose
State on the Over 60 program, free. Will take Anthropology this
semester, the study of Central and South American Indians.

FLORIDA
Laurena Powell, Marathon Rosemary and Abie Anderson were
our houseguests for four days this month on their return from Panama.
We did a little fishing but, I guess the highlight of their visit to Keys
was "Flipper's Sea School" where we watched with great delight the
jumping porpoises as they clowned through their many acts. This was
a "first" for Rosemary who had not seen a live show before. Yes, the
Dothan Reunion was fun. We hope to go again this year. Bill and I both
enjoy the Record. Keep up the good work you all are doing a
"super" job.
St. Petersburg and Area
The Christmas Holidays brought a number of families together on
the Suncoast. Bellamy and Elmer Abbott entertained Elmer's son
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Richard and his wife Barbara (nee Shaw) Abbott from Kathmandu,
Nepal, where he is a World Bank representative, and their three
children: Scott, 21 who is stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC; Mathew, 19 who
attends Bridgewater College, VA; and Victoria, 15, who goes to Stan-
ton Hall, VA. It was quite a reunion when they all assembled and added
Barbara's parents, Col. and Mrs. Virgil Shaw (who were stationed 4
years at Quarry Heights) and now reside at the Oak Bluff Retirement
Center in Clearwater. Mrs. Shaw will be remembered as a past Presi-
dent of the InterAmerican Women's Club 1949-50 and they would en-
joy hearing from friends who knew them in the Canal Zone.
Rita and Warner Hoyle had their son Capt. Richard Hoyle, wife
Anne and granddaughters Lee 10, Jennifer 6, and Erin 1, for a visit
over the holidays. Dick and family are being transferred from Cali-
fornia to the East Coast and have bought a home in Stafford, VA where
they will reside. In addition to visiting with family and friends in the
area they managed to take in Disney World, Sea World and Busch
Gardens.
Martha and Frank Lerchen enjoyed the company of their son
Frank from Washington, DC and daughter Mary and granddaughter
Thresa from Houston.
Jean and Bill Violette of Seminole were very pleased to be able to
assemble all five of their children: Jim from Seattle, Wash.; Annette
and husband Bill Deming and 2 month old Alison, all from Columbia,
MD; Susie and Judy from West Palm Beach, FL where they are both
employed; and Jerry, who now attends Oklahoma State Tech in
Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Roger and Joyce Collinge were visited by Joyce's sister Tharon
Haldeman Mitchell from Houston.
Then there were the families that were visited by people like:
Jack and Louise Saum (nee Heim) who spent Christmas with son Jack
and three grandchildren in Sykesville, MD. Their daughter Karen is in
Seasrmont, Maine.
Cal and Betty (nee Haldeman) Underwood went to Macon, GA for
holidays with daughter Gail and son-in-law Gary Tudeen and grand-
children Michele 10 months and Roy 3.
Betty and Barney Forgeson braved the cold of Arlington, VA to
visit Betty's sister Mary Jane (nee Comley) Lacklen and three
children.
Thora and Dick Mahoney visited their daughter Maggie and
grandsons in Atlanta, GA and their son Rick and grandchildren in
Chattanooga, TN.
Ethel Ferguson, and Julian and Des Hearne spent Christmas in
Orlando with their daughter Judy (nee Hearne) and Robert Martin and
grandchildren Robert 10 and Kimberley 1 /2. Then returned to St. Pete
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to entertain daughter Diane Baldwin and Julie 12 and Billy 15 who
came from Jacksonville for a short visit. Their third daughter Jane and
Robert Krajczynski and Steve 2 and David 6 are stationed at Offut Air
Base in Omaha, Neb. still.
Seem to be getting news that doesn't really belong in this area but
will pass it on since it was given to me and am afraid it will be "lost"
otherwise. Herb Mitten sent me news of his daughter Chris being mar-
ried Sept. 21, 1979 in her sister Sue's home (she is Mrs. Larry Cor-
rigan). Herb went to the CZ for the wedding and the groom was Ralph
Gibson a policeman. Peggy Sheridan, the bride's mother also attended
the wedding.
The traveling Clover Shobe, who is sometimes at home in Miami
with her sister Merle (nee Williams) Pennock, visited a few days with
Julian and Des Hearne and then went to California to visit with two of
sons, David and Richard and their families. Then with son Jim Shobe
and his wife Noralee (nee Roach) she went to Okinawa for several
months to visit Steven Shobe (Clover's grandson) who is in the Navy
and stationed there. Steven was born in the C.Z.
Culbert Shedlock and his wife Lois have moved back into our area
and now reside at 2316 37th Avenue North, St. Petersburg.
Gladys McNair Spencer and Percy are recent new residents of
Timber Oaks at 100 Bristol Way, Port Richey, 33568. They had been
living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Virginia (Preston) Wood and Jim spent a week in Miami recently
in order to enjoy a Preston reunion with Alice (nee Boyd) Preston
Drake of Calfornia who visited her daughter Beverly Preston Olesek
and son-in-law Fred for a month. They were joined by Ruth Preston
Rogan of St. Augustine for a weekend. Boyd Preston, Alice's son came
from University of Michigan where he is working on his Master's to
join his sister and mother for the holidays.
Mary Lou Engleke, who retired from the Canal recently, spent
the month of January with her children, son Bob and wife Nellie (nee
Wood) and four children of Seminole and her daughter Kathy
(Engleke) Crowell and three children of Clearwater. Mary Lou plans to
retire in Rogers, Arkansas.
Louise and Ray Caldwell had a visit from Nancy (Brown) and
Barry Hansen of Parkersburg, W. VA and their two children Kathy
and Billy. "Missy" enjoyed an opportunity of renewing her friendships
with a number of people in the area since there was a large gathering
of PC friends while she was here.
Other visitors to the Suncoast for the month of January were
Marguerite (nee Van Wagner) and husband John Runck as they fled
from the cold of Hendersonville, NC.
FRANCES VIOLETTE SHARP
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Mary M. Harrison, Largo Richard and Margaret Carpenter
sent me a plane ticket to attend the surprise 40th Wedding Anniver-
sary party of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Carpenter of
Nashville, TN. The anniversary date was November 19th, but the
party was held November 17th on the week-end. It was a complete
surprise. After Henry and Max saw all the guests, Rich said "There is
one more surprise." Then Marge walked in with a card saying, "I am
your 40th Wedding Anniversary present, Love, Rich, Marg and Trey."
It was a lovely party.
Dorothy (Dennis) and Robert J. Douglas, New Port Richey I
am so proud to be a member of the Society and wish to thank all of you
for giving me so many enjoyable hours, smiles and chuckles while read-
ing my news booklets. Happy New Year to all and keep up the good
work.
George Thibodeau, Winter Park We sold our house last
summer and waited for an apartment three bedroom townhouse -
until December. We had to stay at our summer home in Tennessee
until December 18th. It was 18 degrees the morning we left, which was
more or less representative of the fall weather we had. Peter and
Constance have bought a large house in Easly, SC. Everyone is well at
this end. Charlotte Herr is visiting her brother in Maitland and
expects to visit in Sarasota next week. Had her, her brother and sister-
in-law to dinner the other night.
Helen Louise Dudak, Orlando Anthony Tezonos continues
much the same in the nursing home he has been confined to for several
years, and Vera is taking excellent care of him. My Daddy recently had
a scare with very high blood pressure, but he is doing better now. He
continues mentally alert, even though his step is slower; his sense of
humor is still strong and I get teased a lot. Had a letter from a friend,
not a Canal Zoner, whom I had asked to visit Ed Spearman in Tucson
while she was visiting her granddaughter there. She attended Mr.
Spearman's 94th birthday party at the Aztec Inn along with 28 others.
She gave a good report he sat in his wheelchair, fed himself and ate
hearty. Mr. Engelbright arranged the party and did all the leg work.
Mr. Shepard showed beautiful slides of the C.Z. and she enjoyed
meeting and visiting with all at the party of November 18th.
Fredrick M. Linck We just received the Canal Record after be-
ing away from Kissimmee over the holidays, visiting our son in Las
Vegas. We enjoy the Record and are able to catch up on some of the
happenings to many old friends.
Presently, we have the following Atlantic Siders residing in
Kissimmee: Curtis and Margarete Coate; John and Grace Hotz; Dar-
win and Shay Pope and Joseph and Fina Reduga and the Lincks.
Robert and Carolyn Johnson are building a home in a stones throw of
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the Pope's and are due to arrive the last of February or the first part of
March. Appears we are trying to build an Atlantic Side Community in
the Kissimmee area.
Edith and Ernie Stiebritz, Ocala In June we left Ocala to visit
family in Columbus, OH, then went on to Colorado Springs, CO to
spend the summer with our daughter Alice and family. On August 31st
their son Jesse was born. Alice and John will be transferring to Fort
Stewart, GA in March. After an enjoyable summer of sightseeing in
beautiful Colorado, we left September 10th to visit in Ohio again. Saw
the Tony Netas in Dothan, AL, the Herman Wakens in Milton, FL, the
Tom Jordans in Mobile, AL and Bob and Mary Arnold in Fairhope, AL
before returning home October 10th. Our daughter Edith who is still
single lives with us and works for a doctor here. 1979 was a good year
for us. We enjoyed visits from several friends from the Zone. We wish
all a prosperous New Year.
Jean and George Egger, Fairfield Our daughter, Brenda,
Donald, her husband and their daughter Adrienne spent a two week
vacation with us. We also went on a trip west, stopped through
Houston on our way back and saw them again. Saw Edward, our son,
his wife, Jamie (Meeker) and Ryan and Christopher our grandsons.
They have a new house in Northwest Houston. George went to work
for six weeks in October for his old company, J. A. Jones, as Electrical
Engineer at Busch Gardens for the start-up of new brew kettles. In
December, Harold and Frances Egger came to see us a few days from
Diablo, Panama. They brought stories of the changes. Christmas Tom
and Ginger, my mother, Carol and Barbara (our daughters) had dinner
with us. Also tried some of George's home shot Quail which was great!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion.
Flor E. Martin, Panama City In January (1979) our daughter
Doris and her husband Ron had a baby boy, Andrew Thomas. Now we
have eight grandchildren. Our son Tom and family came for a visit in
February. He bought five acres of land in North Florida. Doris, Ron
and children spent Easter with us. Memorial Day was spent with Tom,
Dru and children in Sumter, SC. In July Doris and children spent two
weeks with us and Kristina and Ronald enjoyed going to the beach. I
retired after 23 years Civil Service in August. We went to Panama and
the Canal Zone, returned in September. October we visited Tom and
family in South Carolina and left on a flight to Scotland and England to
visit our son Albert and family who is stationed at Lakenheath. In
November we took a trip to Orange, TX to visit Doris and family. Stop-
ped in Oklahoma to visit Tom's family. Spent Christmas and New
Years in Orange. Visited Ed and Peggy Fehrenbach in San Antonio,
TX and James and Chila Metcalf in Lake Charles, LA. Had a nice visit
with the Singleton family in Austin, TX. Will return to Florida in
January.







News from Pensacola


The third quarterly get-together of former Zonians, who now
reside in Pensacola, was held on November 15th at the Chief Petty Of-
ficer's Club, Corry Field. Arrangements were made for the gathering
by Bill and Rita McAllister assisted by Irma Wicks and Alicia Church,
Rita's daughter.
Those attending in addition to the committee were Bob and Maria
Smith, Owen and Mary Johnston, Webb and Mildred Hearne, Earl and
Bea Sears, Stan and Jewell Dockwiller, Barbara and Frank Gardner,
Margaret and Curtis Jones, George and Dorothy Krehl.

IRMA WICKS
Reporting


News from Sarasota
Holiday visitors to and from Sarasota kept the airlines and high-
ways busy.
Fred and Bev Ebdon motored in their travel van to Oregon,
California and Texas. Fred's 90 year old dad, "Pop" Ebdon, joined
them at the home of their son and family, the Paul Ebdons in The
Dalles, OR and then all motored to Napa, CA to spend Christmas with
Bev and Fred's other son, Jim and family. "Pop" later left by train for
Houston, TX to share in the celebration of the 100th birthday of his
sister, Lola Jarrell and the 96th birthday of another sister, Kate "Tot-
sie" Ebdon. Fred's brother, Bill and wife, Susie (Fahnestock) Ebdon of
Houston accompanied the travelers to Sarasota for a week's visit.
Joe and Rae Ebdon, with her mother Edith Eppley, flew to Wilm-
ington, DE to share the holidays with son, Dick and family. They were
joined by their other son, Maj. Thomas J. Ebdon, III, USAF of
Holloman AFB, NM, and Mr. Bill Price of Sarasota.
Billie Galloway flew to Houston, TX to spend the holidays with
her son, Joe of Atlanta, GA, and daughter, Anna Katherine Daniels of
Houston, and their families. Her sister, Alice Jones of Rosedale, MS ar-
rived for her annual holiday visit with the other sisters and families,
namely, Ruth and Dave Gatz; Maxine and Bill Hitchcock and Robin
Comer here in Sarasota.
Kay Brown spent the holidays with her son Stewart and family in
Houston, TX; Edna Campbell visited her brother and family in North
Carolina; and Nancy and Henry Lutz flew to Barranquilla, Colombia
for the holiday.
Mary Orr returned from two months holiday visit with her sister,
Marion and Fred Wells in Kerrville, TX, along with her niece Mary







Linda (Wells) and Guy Feeley of the C.Z. who were enroute to Phoenix,
AZ, and with her brothers Bob and Mattes Orr and families in the
Houston/San Antonio area. En route home she had a short visit with
her nephew, Alan and Kathy Jane (Melanson) Wells and daughters in
Atlanta, GA.
Jack and Zonella Field of San Fernando, CA and Gerald (Budd)
and Eleanor Bliss of Campbell, CA visited with their sisters, Ramona
Bliss Barnes; Gladys Bliss Humphrey and Mayno Bliss Walker and
families in Sarasota and had a grand family reunion at the home of
their brother, Curtis and Emily Bliss of Rockledge, FL. The George
Walkers also enjoyed their daughters, Mickey Walker Fitzgerald of
New Smyrna Beach, and Carole W. Peregoy of Sarasota, and their
families at an early Christmas before the Fitzgeralds motored to West
Virginia and Virginia for a ski vacation and Christmas with other
relatives.
Joyce and Jack Clarke had a family reunion at the home of her
niece, Betty Quintero, whose three daughters, Carol in Washington,
DC; Ruth Ann in Fort Myers and Barbara in Orlando; joined them in
Clearwater, FL. Later Joyce and Jack joined her sister, Mae and Jiggs
Cross of Miami for a visit in Placid Lake, FL.
Peggy Nash of Norfolk, VA spent two weeks at the home of
Gladys Conley, having recently been in Pusan, Korea for a visit with
her daughter, Andra Lee, her son-in-law, Lt. Col. Ed English, USA,
and family, before his transfer to the Comptroller General's Office at
the Pentagon, Washington, DC in early January. En route she stopped
in California to see the Emmett Argos; the Joe Irvings, Frances
Greening and Grace Naylor.
Paul and Elva Stewart of Memphis, TN are on a month's vacation
at Siesta Key, FL visiting friends in our area.
Snookie and Mac McCullough enjoyed visitors from the C.Z. and
showed them the many attractions of our Sarasota city. They included
daughter, Joan and Ed Ohman and family; Bob and Vicki (Hutchison)
Boukalis, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Shapiro.
Mina Dee had the pleasure of a visit by her granddaughter, Helen
Lang, who is attending Graduate School at New York University and
will obtain her Master's degree in Fine Arts this year. Later Blanche
Bishop of Fort Walton Beach, FL came for several days visit also. Mina
was a visitor in Clearwater to see her brother, Bill Adams and wife, in
their retirement home.
Hilton and Margaret Hughes of Dunnellon, FL spent a weekend
with Allen and Kay Miller visiting and renewing friendships of C.Z.
days.
Beth Waddell and her mother, Hazel Bucher, returned to Kerr-
ville, TX after a Florida vacation, where Beth visited with her former







co-worker, Robin Comer, and was entertained at several get-togethers
to see her many friends during her short visit here.
Charlotte Herr of Avon, Conn. arrived recently for a three week
visit with Billie Galloway and her sister, Robin Comer.
Bob Orvis arrived from the Canal Zone for a visit with his mother,
Fran Orvis.
Many of us are planning to attend the P.C. Reunion at St. Pete in
April and hope to see you there.

GLADYS B. HUMPHREY

ILLINOIS
The marriage of Judi
Rathgeber (Anne and the late
Donald's daughter) to Keith Whit-
ter brought the four Rathgeber
sisters together for the first time
in 19 years. The happy event took
place in Warner Robins, Georgia / '
on November 3, 1979. Front row 4d
left to right is Norine Lucas,
Louise Hunt, Anne Rathgeber,
Margaret Ruoff, the back row An-
drew (Drew) Jackson, Eunice
Richards, Joseph Hunt and Ber-
nice Jackson.

LOUISIANA
Peter D. Baas writes from his new home in Mississippi and sent us
his membership renewal. He had been living on Rue Acadia in Slidell,
LA, but moved last April to 1550 East Second Street, Apt. D-83, Pass
Christian, Miss. 39571, which is right on the lovely Mississippi Gulf
Coast.
Eleanor Becker writes from her new address; 1685 Upham St.,
Apt. 1, Lakewood, CO 80215, that she's getting around these days with
the aid of a walker temporarily. She fell outside her apartment ear-
ly in January hurting her left thigh and leg although, luckily, no bones
were broken. She had just returned from the national ALA convention
in Houston. She's looking forward to getting back to the Senior
Citizens Center as a volunteer. For the proposed Pan Canal Society's
cookbook she enclosed her delicious recipes for Beer Biscuits, Banana
Butter, Zucchini Bread and Watermelon Pickles.
Dewey and Susan Barfield Chelette have also moved from 104
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White Oak Drive, Monroe, to a townhouse apartment at 66 Colonal #A,
Monroe, LA 71203. Able assistance was rendered by experienced
movers, Sarah (Barfield) and Jerry Cohen, who had just retired from
the Zone and finished packing and moving. Sarah is Susan's sister.
Sarah organized everything and Jerry made sure everyone was work-
ing. Sarah and Jerry will probably settle in Florida. Doris and LeRoy
Barfield (Susan's parents) returned from Germany and spent Christ-
mas in Monroe. Brother Mike Barfield and his family are still in Ger-
many but planning to return in October. Susan writes that her sons,
Eddie, 15, and David, 13, stay involved in ball basket, foot and base
- while daughter, Doriane, 8, is dancing. Dewey is a Cleco Gas
Manager in Monroe and Olla, LA, and Susan is assistant manager at
Monroe Financial Service. Construction has begun on their new home
located on five acres in the country. Sue would love to have some
"home folks" come by. Last fall David Hawthorne phoned from Hunt-
sville, AL, looking up CZ brats. Last year she went to Tennessee and
saw the Carpenters and Treadwells. Sue says she doesn't know what
she did without the Record and now reads and rereads it. Sound
familiar?
Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve hear regularly from Curtis and
Alberta George, formerly of Gatun and now residing in Fairhope, AL.
Fairhope was in the center of Hurricane Frederic and the Georges lost
two patio roofs and their travel trailer. Luckily they were visiting the
Torstensons in Minnesota at the time. The Dinkgreves also heard via
Mary Condon, Springdale, Ark., that Herbert and Mary Taake, former-
ly of Margarita, who also live in Fairhope, came through in good shape.
Violet P. Freber, who worked for Richard in the Electrical Division of-
fice, writes that she's bought a mobile home and intends to make Long
Beach, CA, her home. She's doing well and is as fit as when she retired
almost 14 years ago. The Dinkgreves feel they are really moving along
on the path of life as daughter Sylvia's (CHS '54) children are now com-
ing of age. Oldest son, Richard, was graduated from Delgado College,
New Orleans, with a radiologic technologist degree and was awarded
Outstanding Student in his class. Last August in a statewide bowl con-
test, he was judged the Outstanding Student in this field. Second son,
Robert, was married Nov. 30, see news under "Weddings" section.
Mrs. George A. (Rusty) Folger has made a short move to a new
apartment, same complex. Her new address is 3021 Rue Parc Fontaine,
Apt. 110, New Orleans, LA 70114. Rusty just returned from an ex-
tended visit to the Zone seeing family and friends. Wayne and Lisa are
buying a home, having well earned it after camping out for five days
and nights to get the 71/V percent interest rate. Around June 2 Rusty
will become a grandmother. Congratulations!
A charming note has been received by this reporter from Frances
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D. Morales of Balboa announcing the birth of her daughter, see
"Births" section. Frances wrote "under orders" from her maternal
grandmother, Mrs. Frances P. Walker of Marrero, a lady we have long
hoped to meet. Mrs. Walker is the mother of former classmate, Patt
Walker, BHS '51. Congratulations, Baby Monica Jean, you couldn't
have chosen a nicer family to join.
Ran across this interesting item Moreen Singer, wife of Fred
Singer, Panama Canal ship pilot, hit a $1 slot machine for a $295,000
jackpot at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel last Nov. 7. It was described by
a hotel spokesman as the largest payoff in history. The Singers were
on a week's vacation celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.
Bill and Gretchen Warren of New Port Richey are off again this
time on a three-months' freighter trip to Southeast Asia aboard the
"Elizabeth Lykes." Their son, David is settled with Dianne and
Bradley in New Orleans and is working in terminal transportation
management related to freight handling. He elected to go "civilian"
but when he left the Army he joined the Reserve program. Their
daughter, Kathryn Ann and her husband, Jim, are still working in New
York City and tentatively plan to leave this year and move south to a
milder climate.
PATT FOSTER ROBERSON
Reporter

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Betsy and Truman Hoenke returned in November from their
summer home in Vermont, having spent the month of September with
their son Roger in Burlington. Merrill and Margaret Will of Seattle,
WA, (former Zonians) arrived to be their guests at Thanksgiving and
after a short visit the two couples made a motor trip to Florida. Diana
(Hoenke) Bauer, of Ann Arbor, MI spent Christmas with her parents
and before returning home flew over to visit friends in Albuquerque,
NM.
Ruth and Ernest Zelnick drove to Little Rock, AR for a family
gathering at Thanksgiving, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Zelnick.
They were joined there by John and Nancy Zelnick, of Tulsa, OK and
their three children, Murray, Paul and Leila. Paul, Jan and little Marc
with Jan's parents were guests of the Zelnicks in Hendersonville at
Christmas.
Donald and Peggy Hutchison of Aiken, SC were guests of Jack
and Jean Dombrowsky for a few days at Thanksgiving.
Tray Peck, son of Ted and Mary (Sill) Peck of Princeton, NJ who is
presently a sophomore at M.I.T. spent the Thanksgiving holidays with
his grandmother Ruth Sill. During these same holidays Paul and Betty
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Bentz were in Stoningham, Connecticut for a visit with their son Alan
and family.
Marguerite and John Runck were in Findley, OH at Christmas as
guests of Marguerite's brother Bob Van Wagner and family. In
January they left home for a month's stay in Largo, FL.
Mrs. Tom Kelley (Trudy) had her son Tom and daughter Margie
Seagers of Annandale, VA with her at Christmas.
Alice Roches left for an extended trip in November to visit
relatives in Minnesota, Colorado and California with plans to return
home in January.

JEAN DOMBROWSKY
Reporter

MAINE
Harold F. Spinney, Portage Lake We went back to Panama and
Canal Zone in April. Our first trip back since retirement in 1972. Found
many changes some I liked, some I didn't. It will never be the same as
it used to be 20 years ago. However, visited many friends and all the
old familiar places. Even the old house in Los Rios looked different
somehow, although I lived there 17 years! Our daughters are all in
Rhode Island. We visited them this month for a week.

MISSOURI
Barbara Hey, Floussant On Sunday, January 6th while taking
down the Christmas decorations I fell and broke my right ankle in two
places. Only hours before my "klutzy" accident, Ginger had left for
Colorado for a week of skiing and the last thing I said to her was "don't
break a leg!" I was in the hospital for five days. What a way to start the
new year!
OREGON
Cissie and Ben Kuller, Waldport Much has happened since last
"dues" time! Last summer, wife Cissie (Ayers) Kullers sisters from
Virginia Beach Eleanor (Wirth) Johansson and Frances Ayers, both of
whom grew up on the Canal Zone, but have been in the States many
years, arrived here for a months visit. They enjoyed it so much they
extended another month! They did much gourmet cooking which was
enjoyed by daughter, Jean Perry, husband Chuck, and their family.
Son Ben, and wife from Salem, (now Beaverton) and daughter Pat and
husband Ray Gill from Bakersfield, CA, were able to be here a few
days prior to being sent to Pakistan, where Ray was to set up an office
for Occidental Petroleum. His company was to start drilling soon. They
were in Pakistan about four months and still no house so were staying
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in a hotel. Then when they were about to get into their own house, the
mobs attacked and burned the U.S. Embassy. Pat and Ray happened to
be having lunch in the compound at the time. Before the army came to
their aid, the mob took all their money, watches and jewelry. They
were taken to an army compound where they were kept till transporta-
tion could be accommodated to send them back home. Needless to say
they were glad to get back home and both said no more trips like that.
Thank you for the Record, its great. Have a good year.

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Officers for the years 1980, 1981:

President ........................... William C. York
Vice President........................ Paul Badonsky
Secretary/Treasurer ................... Lorna Shore
(Trudi Clontz continues as Reporter)
Twenty-eight members enjoyed a pre-Christmas dinner at the
Holiday Inn on December 15th, after which the following officers were
installed for 1980 and 1981: William York, President; Paul Badonsky,
Vice President; Lorna Shore, Secretary-Treasurer. Trudi Clontz will
continued as Reporter. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
March 27th at the Marino Restaurant.
Last September Billie and Bob Rowe started a six week tour of
Europe, accompanied by Shirley Morrow of Gordonsville, VA, and
Margaret Poore of Richmond, VA. They were met at Frankfort by Jim
and Barbara Slover, formerly of the Canal Zone, who are now sta-
tioned in Frankfurt, but are looking forward to retirement in
Seminole, FL. The Rowes greatly enjoyed the Munich Oktoberfest
and, using the Eurailpass, visited Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and
Austria, where a trip to 7,500 ft. at Innsbruck ended in a snowball
fight. From there they went to Venice, Florence, and Rome, Italy -
and continuing to Lucerne, Switzerland, found their time had run out
and returned home, but with great hopes of further explorations in the
future.
The Donald Hutchisons made their annual trip to Canada and Pen-
nsylvania last fall, and were happy to have Vicki and Bob Boukalis
as houseguests in November. Thanksgiving found them in Hender-
sonville, NC with the Dombrowskys ... and Christmas in Ladson, S.C.
with daughter Diane Cox and family.
No cure has been found for Nellie Jansen's wanderlust last fall
she spent three weeks in Winter Haven, Port Richey and St. Peters-
burg, FL, and now she is visiting Hedvig Seedborn in Long Beach, CA,
and will return the middle of March.
As usual, on Christmas day Leona and Paul Badonsky enjoyed the







festivities in the company of their grandsons Robby and Adam Leitch
in Athens, GA, and in Michigan, Gertrude Smouse spent her holidays
with her daughter and family.
Eletheer and Otis Catron traveled to Mississippi for Thanksgiv-
ing with daughter Penny Lotterhos and family, and in early December
when visiting son Jimmy and family in Florida, called on Paul and
Anita Thompson in Gretna. Christmas Eve Jimmy and Sylvia Catron,
and children Steven and Kristen, returned the earlier visit.
In December Lorna Shore had as houseguests for three weeks her
daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bob Davis, with whom she return-
ed to Miami to celebrate Christmas with her other daughters, Charlen
and Diane.
After many weeks in Pensacola, FL, with her brother who was
seriously injured in an automobile accident, Dorothy and Harry
Willenbrock were able to return to Aiken and traveled to Durham,
NC to be with their daughter Susan for the holidays.
Verna and Andy Kapinos spent Thanksgiving with daughter
Carol and family in Hampton, VA. Their son-in-law, who is stationed at
Langley Air Force Base, is now "Major" Robert Smith. Their other
daughter, Linda, came to Aiken for Christmas. She now works at the
Veterans Hospital in Columbia, SC, and is attending the University of
South Carolina for a BS in Nursing.
In Huntsville, AL, a baby shower given for Mrs. Michael Jones
(Susan Willoughby) was attended by the "expectant" great grand-
mother, Mrs. Willard Percy who spent Christmas there with Mr. and
Mrs. William Willoughby (Ann Edwards).
Nora and Charles Green traveled to St. Petersburg, FL where
they enjoyed Thanksgiving with Nora's sisters, Mrs. Margaret Sapp
and Mrs. D. A. Ogletree.
In Carrabelle, FL, a trip into the country for mistletoe Christmas
Eve by Hilda and Lee Myers' grandson Jay, and their granddaughter's
husband Jay Tremblay, caused unscheduled excitement when their
vehicle became bogged down and they were "missing" for 19 hours.
When they finally returned home, they were cold, muddy, hungry,
tired and without mistletoe.
Among the Aikenites who let the holiday visitors come to them,
were Evelyn Condon who had as Christmas houseguests, Jack and
Pauline Kaplan of Hollywood, FL, and Lucille and Chuck Drew who
were delighted to welcome Russell, Diane, and Charles Drew of
Washington, DC and Craig and Shelley Drew of Athens, GA.

Submitted by
T. CLONTZ






TENNESSEE
Macel Thomson Memphis Just received a note from Gail
Dawson (Herbie's wife) in Panama. She writes that Charlie Dawson,
son of Mike (deceased) and Maritza, is going to be married to an Arias
girl. She also wrote that their daughter, Sharon, spent the summer in
Hawaii with Connie (Glassburn) and Bill Dawson. Bill has been pro-
moted to Captain in the Navy and was just named Chief of Staff to Mid-
East Command! And for sad news. John Buckley of 8 Horseshoe Dr.
W., Boylston, MA 01583, wrote that his mother, Melina Buckley died at
home in her sleep in August. She was not ill. She was the widow of
John Buckley, former Manager of Wholesale Shoes for the Com-
missary Division. And some good news John's oldest daughter,
Sharon, will get her engineering degree in June, and the two boys are
also in college. The weather had been mild but sure would be nice to
get away every January and February.
TEXAS
Michael J. Burza, Piano Just want to let you know that Irene,
Jackie and I have left Dothan, AL and are now living in our new home
in Piano. Our address is 1845 Stockton Trail 75023. We were lonely for
our children and grandchildren. I am working as a Heating and Air
Conditioning Mechanic every day and feel happy again being useful.
Irene keeps busy taking care of our grandchildren. Regards to all our
friends.
Paul, Bertha and the Rev. Paul D. Ficzeri, Garland We began
the New Year in style the electricity in many areas was off because of
an ice storm ours for only 17 hours. During January we had a very
welcome addition to the family a Silky Terrier who was no longer
wanted by his family. We changed his name to Sy. Beginning in May
we started our efforts to pay for a new wing on Presbyterian Hospital.
Mom entered for some tests and in the early part of June she had a
Lumbar Fusion. Although she still gets a good bit of pain from both her
back and the place where they scraped the bone for the fusion. She is
doing well. Not one to be outdone in the hospital, Dad was admitted to
Presbyterian on August 7 and remained in the Coronary Care Unit un-
til August 22. On his 65th birthday Dad left C.C.U. to have a Triple
Coronary by-pass. He came home on August 30, and on October 15, he
returned to work on a fulltime basis. Let me close with our sincere
wish for all of you: May your New Year be full of God's richest bless-
ings.
Esther and Ed Niskanen of Spring, formerly of Ft. Clayton, Canal
Zone, recently returned from a two month Fall vacation touring
various states in their new Cobra Camper. They visited friends and
family in Maine and spent a weekend in beautiful Bar Harbor enjoying
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all that good Maine lobster and clams. A weekend was also spent
visiting their son, Steven, who is in his 2nd year as a Midshipman at
the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. While in the D.C. area they also
were overnight guests of Mrs. Liz Beal (Zent) and were houseguests of
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Anstead, a former IAGS employee of the Canal
Zone who is now working in DC.
Their daughter, Debra, a BHS graduate, will be among the gradu-
ating class of the University of South Carolina in Columbia Dec., 1979.
Upon graduation Debbie plans to head for Houston to enter the job
market. She can be remembered for her part as Dorothy, in "The
Wizard of Oz" at Surfside and other Theater Guild productions.
Recently Esther returned from a three week vacation in the Canal
Zone where she was the houseguest of Mrs. Vannie Jones of Balboa,
Chet Trim of Ft. Clayton, and visited her parents, Rose and Jim Evans
of the Atlantic Side, her sister Jackie and John Carlson of Las Cum-
bres and aunt and uncle, Margie and Buster Johnston of Via Del Mar.
News from Kerrville, TX
Iris and Dick Hogan had Iris' son, Ralph Richmond, his wife, Cin-
dy and baby son, Greg, as houseguests from Thanksgiving through
New Years. Ralph was recently discharged from the Air Force and is
now making his home in Waco, TX where he is attending school.
Guy and Mary (Wells) Fealey spent the holidays with their
families, Jim and Honey Fealey and Fred and Marion Wells. Guy and
Mary are on their way from Panama to make their home in Phoenix,
AZ, where Mary has a job with the USAF.
Mary Orr of Sarasota spent holidays with sister, Marion Wells.
While in Kerrville, Mary joined the regular group for monthly Canasta
and lunch. Before returning home, Mary hosted a luncheon for Marion
Wells, Honey Fealey, Annette Fields, Jackie Bishop and Kathi
Lessiack. Jean Smith was unable to attend.
Kathi and Bob Lessiack spent November in California with
Kathi's mother, Helen and Austin (Buck) Yoder, and Christmas in Kan-
sas City with son, John.
Les and Muriel Johnston spent Christmas and New Years with
their daughter and son, Janet Teal and Richard, and grandchildren in
Panama.
We were all saddened by the sudden death in December of Helen
Hoverson. (Please see obits).
Betty Marshall spent some time in Ohio where she went to be with
her mother after the death of her father. After Betty returned to Kerr-
ville, her mother, Lucy Millard, came for a month's stay.
Marilyn Carter is back in Kerrville with her family after retiring
from Canal service.
Bill and Sue Graham enjoyed the Christmas holidays with visits
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from their daughter, Donna and her husband, Larry Day, and grand-
son, David. Also Sue's sister, Rita, and her husband Perry
Washabaugh from Albion, PA, and friends, Don and Edna Howerth
from Waco, TX. Needless to say, Christmas was a real treat with
grandson, David, and all his toys! Friday, following Christmas Bill and
Sue had a surprise and pleasant visit with Sue's nephew Charles Col-
lins and his wife Nancy of Meridian, MS. They were on their way home
after spending Christmas with Scott and Lucy Graham in Tucson, AZ.
New Year's Eve was celebrated with a visit from Sue's niece, Joan
(Barrett) and her husband Ron Molinaro, and their daughter, Ann,
from Houston, TX.

Round up Panama Canal
Society of Houston
Murrill Souder came in from New York to share his parents'
Christmas holidays. The three weeks of his visit were all too short for
Lou and Myrtle.
Helen Souder McDougal and husband, Bill, vacationed on the
Canal and had a "wonderful time". We are hopeful that they may give
us a resume of their visit at our next meeting.
Tilly Levy's daughter, Charlotte and her husband were here for a
good visit. They were scheduled to return home on or about the 21st of
January. Tilly, in her usual spunky fashion, is doing very well let's
hope she will take no more tumbles.
Betty Farrell Swearingen returned Stateside with the McDougals
and visited her daughter Alberta, and then to attend the wedding of
her grandson on December 29 in Waco. She back-tracked to Houston
for a few more days, then onward to the Zone:
Jessie Langton Bush journeyed to San Pedro, CA for another high
school reunion in late October. Time and transportation prevented do-
ing as much gadding as she would have liked. She did spend several
days with her brother and his family in Modesto.
LeRoy and Mayme Dill sent word that they had met Mildred
Klein at the meeting of the Southern California Panama Canal group.
John and Florence Terry report that Bennett and Clara Williams
stopped over in Houston enroute to Phoenix, AZ.
Florence's brother, Kenneth Smith, had extremely serious
surgery a 4-bypass, which was followed by phlebitis. He has re-
covered and is making good progress.
The gadabouts, Irene and Marion Hallowell enjoyed three days in
Nuevo Laredo at Thanksgiving. Christmas found them in Criston,
Texas, (near Waco) catching up on news with Carolyn (Pollak) Tyssen
and family. Carolyn's mother Margaret Pollak, formerly of Sarasota,
now lives in Criston.







Annie Boyd Bartholomew visited her daughter and son-in-law,
Barbara and Ernest Krueger, in Humble, Texas. Annie has promised
to see Irene on her next trip in this area.
Genevieve and Pat Coakley concentrated their holiday in Colo-
rado Springs where Pat's mother, "Sweet Alice", now lives. She is do-
ing well although there are no winter frolics on her agenda. Pat's
brother, James and his family also live in Colorado Springs so the fami-
ly reunion was complete.
Tharon (Haldeman) Mitchell flew to St. Petersburg to be with her
sister, Joyce, for the Christmas holidays.
Mary Joe Yaeger and Mattie Lee White drove to Santa Fe, N.M.
to be with Mattie Lee's daughter and family, the McGinns.
Mary Orr from Sarasota hied to Kerrville to spend the holidays
with her brother and sister.

JESSIE L. BUSH
Corresponding Secretary

News from Austin

Once again Bert and Val Schoerter hosted the Annual Get-
Together of Zonians residing in Austin. What a nice way to usher in
the Holiday Season with a typical Canal Zone party.
Visiting the Edward Coyles during the holiday season was Roland
Acosta whose father is the Military Liaison to Panama located in the
Canal Zone. Valerie Coyle has returned to Austin from the CZ and
plans to stay here.
Visitors at the Bart Elich casa were Bill and Aurora Le Brun who
flew in from California to see the stage play "California Suite" which
they missed in their home state. Aurora's mother also made the flight.
Mike Reardon, of the CZ visited for several weeks. George "Lanky"
Flores, the new fire chief, also was a guest and enjoyed the beauty of
Austin and its many amenities. George was also entertained by Ellen
and Ed Coyle.
Debbie Elich has taken employment with the Railroad Commis-
sion as an oil and gas lease examiner a Texas State agency. Neil Pat-
ton is attending the University of Texas and working part-time. He is
studying Petroleum Engineering.
Ed Mulroy and his family are back in Austin after Agnes fulfilled
retirement requirement in the Zone.
Bud and Tommie Lou Horter are out of town temporarily as they
are visiting with family in Mobile, AL.

BART J. ELICH






VIRGINIA
The Leo Eberenz, Sterling Holiday Greetings! Want to report
an addition of two grandchildren, making a total of 15. All our children
are in Virginia except John who is still in the Zone with the Admea-
surer's Office.

WASHINGTON
I arrived in Portland, OR after 12 hours and 19 minutes, actual
travel time via plane from Florida and bus through worst snow storms
to hit the northwest in many a year. My son, Jim, put me up in his
home for two days, before the road to my home was passable. While
there, we had a fun snowball fight I lost and was buried in snow. Sun
and fun in Florida Snow and fun in Washington. Who could ask for
more during holiday vacation?
Jesse Bunker sends the pictures below to show "you Sun wor-
shippers" what you are missing.















From front door of Jesse and Lucille in their front yard.
Bunkers home. She's waiting to give Jesse
a snow job like shovel-
ing snow off the walkway!
New residents of Vancouver are John and Winnie (Robison)
Towery and Walter E. Robison. They are warm and happy in their
lovely new home.
Marcy and Bob Jones (Ft. Collins, CO), presently are houseguests
of Lucille (Journey) Davis. The Jones' were visiting their son, Dr. Dan
and Pamela Jones of Alaska.
Norine Kaufer has returned from Germany and is visiting her
sister Jane Journey of Winslow.
Lucille Davis announced the date of the NorthWestern Pan Canal
Picnic Reunion will be held Saturday, August 2, 1980 at KITSAP
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MEMORIAL PARK on the Hood Canal, Highway 3 outside of Poulsbo,
Washington, Time: 10:30 A.M. Camping and R.V. facilities available at
the Park. Motel accommodations are available in Bremerton and
Poulsbo, Washington.
I enjoyed the January 4, 1980 meeting in St. Petersburg and
seeing so many good people again. Just wished I had more time to visit
with each and everyone who attended.

MARTHA B. WOOD
Vancouver, Reporter

Susie (Slover) and Dan Wells, Sumner In June, my brother,
Jimmy Slover, and his wife, Marsha and their two sons, Jonny and
Charlie visited us from Diablo. We had a great time together. In
September, we went on vacation with our dog, Wendey and had so
much fun visiting old friends and traveling to different places. We
stopped to see Dale Searle and her husband Tal Heibner in Colorado
Springs, CO. We were sorry to have missed Marlena Searle who was in
Denver visiting her other daughter, Donna. We spent some time with
Virginia and Russell Hellmund and their son, Jimmy in Monte Vista,
CO. We were sorry to have missed their other son, Paul who was work-
ing in Denver. We had double pleasure in Lamesa, TX because not only
did we see my grandmother, Nancy Johnson, we also got to visit with
my mother, Ann Slover. We stayed the night with Jacque (Crowell)
and Charlie Vowell in St. Johns, AZ. I even had a nice chat on the
phone with Jacque's mother, Ila Crowell of FL. We had a personal tour
of exciting Las Vegas, NV with Joe Palumbo showing us the sights. We
saw and even played the biggest slot machine in the world. We are
very anxious to have my parents, Ann and Jim Slover from LaBoca
visit us at the end of November. Then, in December, my sister, Nancy
Slover of Floral City, FL will spend Christmas with us. This will be a
first visit to the Northwest for all of them.

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WANTED: Mindi Dairy milk bottles with words "Mindi Dairy" or
some reference to Panama Canal Company embossed or silk-
screened on bottle quart, pint and half pint bottles in good condi-
tion (clear glass). Send description and price wanted with name,
phone number and address to Ewald Wiberg, 6972 NW 8th
Court, Margate, FL 33063.

STUDENT COLLECTOR desires books, photographs, scrapbooks,
medals, correspondence, postcards, and any other material relating
to the Canal Zone and Panama during the time period of 1903-1979. I
am a Zonian. Please include the price you desire. Brad Wilde, c/o
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY 14853.
I would greatly appreciate any correspondence regarding life on the
Isthmus during the years 1903-1979. These letters would help pre-
serve the history of the Zone we need to record our past. Thank
you. Brad Wilde, c/o Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY 14853.

WANTED: 1937 Zonion, cardboard cover. Frances (Violette) Sharp,
2600 Pinellas Point Dr. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712.

FOR SALE: Replicas of the GOLDEN HUACAS OF PANAMA, 22
Kt. gold plate over sterling silver. Pins or pendants in various
motifs and sizes. Neville A. Harte, 3602 Brixton Ln., Holiday, FL
33590. And look for me at the Reunion with Eva Harte and Helen
Saarinen selling Canal Zone Seal jewelry pendants and polished
stone items.

FOR SALE: 1979 (Final Year of Issue) Canal Zone license plates
$6.00 postpaid these do not have the '79 orange stickers attached.
Ann Guerriero, PSC Box 1310, APO Miami 34002. WILL BUY OLD
LICENSE PLATES TOO.

FOR SALE: LAST DAY OF OPERATION cachet covers. Various
types with various combinations of old and recent CZ stamps.
Balboa or Cristobal die hub machine cancelled self-addressed.
Write for quotation list enclosing self-addressed pre-stamped
envelope to Col. "Bob" Stevens PSC Box 1911, APO Miami 34002.









































PLEASE PAY YOUR 1980 DUES NOW TO ASSURE DELIVERY
OF THE JUNE ISSUE.



FLASH!! FLASH!!!

Our new member, Lawrence G. "Rocky" Ridge of Redlands, CA
has donated $100.00 toward a revolving golf trophy to be presented by
his uncle, Mr. Jack E. Ridge, Sr., to the winner of the golf tournament.
So come on all you golfers, send in your fees to Eugene I. Askew as
requested on page 12 of this issue. YOU may be the winner of this
trophy and get to show it off for a year.
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FOR SALE: CANAL ZONE mint stamps; singles and Plate Number
blocks. Also some postally used. Also CZ postal stationery mint.
Send Scott numbered Want List with self-addressed pre-stamped
envelope to Col. "Bob" Stevens, PSC Box 1911, APO Miami 34002.

FOR SALE: NEW 1979 Canal Zone telephone book, contains all
maps, pertinent data, etc. $20.00 (Collector's item). Stan Willis, 215
NE 33rd St., Miami, FL 33137.

FOR SALE: Sculpture, using the P.R.R. spike as my material,
making book-ends, desk-sets, candle-holders. I have been at this
since 1975 and have had my work successfully judged and found
unusual as well as practical. Write for information and price or see
items on display at Reunion. R. Burda, 663 Garden Walk Drive,
Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

WANTED: Boda Swedish crystal HELGA pattern to complete set.
Write: Barbara Hey, 350 Gerald Dr., Florissant, M0,63031.

WANTED: ROYAL DOULTON Figurines $75.00 and Up (disc.) min-
iature mugs 21/2" $25.00 TINY 1'/4" $35.00 ea. Write Claudis Howell,
1205 Fountainhead Dr., Deltona, FL 32725. Phone: 1-305-574-4346.





















St. Petersburg, Florida
January 22, 1980

Mr. Jack F. Morris
Chairman, Executive Committee
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Dear Mr. Morris:

The audit committee has completed its examination of the books
and accounts of The Panama Canal Society for the period January 1
through December 31, 1979. As the results of that audit, we are
transmitting herewith a statement showing beginning fund balances,
receipts and expenditures for the year and fund balances at December
31, 1979 for both the Society and Blood Bank.

All receipts for the year were deposited into Society and Blood
Bank checking accounts and all disbursements were made therefrom by
check, either directly or by replenishment of petty cash funds
maintained by the Secretary-Treasurer and Recording Secretary. All
fund balances were verified. Spot checks were made from the Cash
Receipts Register to individual Society Membership Record Cerds and
all were found to be in agreement. Similar spot checks were made
from the Disbursement Register to suppliers' invoices or other debt
advices and they too were found to be in agreement.

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

Respectfully submitted,


Ethel Askew


Daile D. Keigley, Chairm





THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
Statement of income and expenses and changes in fund balances
January 1 through December 31, 1979

Fund balances at January 1, 1979: Society Blood Bank Total
Checking accounts ..................................................... $7,428.03 $396.73 $7,824.76
Certificate of deposit................................................. 3,000.00 3,000.00
Savings accounts ......................................................... 6,962.19 1,676.23 8,638.42
Petty cash................. ........................................... 150.00 150.00

Total fund balances at January 1, 1979............................ 14,540.22 5,072.96 19,613.18

Receipts:
Dues................................................................... 26,040.00 604.00 26,644.00
Annual reunion...... ............ .... ......... ... ........ .......... 6,459.25 6,459.25
Other Society reimbursable social activities........................... 64 6400 640.00
Sales of Panama Canal Society auto tags, decals, books, etc............. 720.00 720.00
Advertising............. ...... ........ .............................. 274.50 274.50
Interest on certificate of deposit and savings accounts................ 365,06 305.75 670.81
Miscellaneous.......................................................... 156.41 156.41

Total receipts for the year....................................... 34,655.22 909.75 35,564.97

Expenditures:
Salaries............................................................... 8,280.00 8,280.00
General & Administrative expenses of Blood Bank (fund transfer)......... (800.00) 800.00
Canal Record and Annual Directory. ..................................... 11,362.89 11,362.89
Annual reunion ....................................................... 6,810.16 6,810.16
Other Society reimbursable social activities........................... 665.32 665.32
Cost of P. C. Society auto tags, decals, books, etc. for sale........... 1,103.40 1,103.40
Taxes, Social Security, Workmen's Compensation, etc.................... 1,116.20 1,116.20
Office expenses: Postage.............................................. 1,304.99 1,304.99
Other....... ......................................... 766.59 766.59
Monthly meetings, hall rental, hospitality, etc......................... 448.81 448.81
Maintenance of Blood Bank............................................ 320.00 320.00
Miscellaneous..................... ......... ........................... 74.00 74.00

Total expenditures for the year.................................... 31,132.36 1,120.00 32,252.36

Fund balances at December 31, 1979:
Checking accounts..................................................... 10,585.83 98.30 10,684.13
Certificate of deposit................... ............................. 3,000.00 3,000.00
Savings accounts ....................................................... 7,327.25 1,764.41 9,091.66
Petty cash............................................................. 150.00 150.00

Total fund balances at December 31, 1979.......................... 18,063.08 4,862.71 22,925.79







RESULTS OF SURVEY ON THE CANAL RECORD


Only 149 members returned their reports to the Editor. Some
items were not checked off as they felt that they did enjoy the Canal
Record from cover to cover.
1. How long have you been a member of the Panama Canal Society?

1. less than a year 1 3. 5 1 years 42
2.2 5 years 21 4. over 20 years 78
2. How thoroughly do you read The Canal Record?
1. read cover to cover 130 3. read one or two sections 1
2. read over half 9 4. just leaf through 1
3. Which of the following sections of the Canal Record do you like
most? (Please number in order of your preference).
These answers range from 1st to 13th.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
President's Message:
8 10 5 4 5 7 10 4 7
Editor's Lines:
13 5 8 9 4 10 9 7 4
Legislative Report:
13 12 11 4 6 7 4 3 3
Minutes of Scheduled Meetings:
6 2 10 7 6 5 8 6 3
Condensed News from The PC Spillway:
15 10 8 11 6 5 6 8 1
News Features:
5 9 5 4 2 8 11 6 7
Ditch Digger Days:
7 4 16 8 13 3 8 6 4
Canal Episodes:
6 16 8 12 25 7 3 10 14
Weddings:
0 7 4 3 6 2 4 5 8


3 4 5


3 9 5 11 9 7 10 5 5
State News:
10 25 5 6 7 4 5 2 3
Sales & Locator:
0 1 1 0 2 3 4 3 3


10 11 12 13

1 1 4 2

3 2 1 0

4 2 2 3

0 5 1 4

2 2 2 1

7 2 2 2

2 3 4 1

3 0 0 0

9 10 6 2

7 12 10 4

5 1 6 1

5 4 2 2

5 7 7 19


50 members wrote impossible to number by choice Interested
in ALL.


Births:
0 3 7 3 2 6
Deaths:







4. General appearance:
1. excellent -114 2. good -25 3. fair -1 4. Poor-1
5. Use of photographs:
1. Excellent- 56 2. Good- 63 3. Fair 21 4. Poor--1
6. Quality of Cover:
1. Excellent- 88 2. Good- 41 3. Fair-2 4. Poor- 0
7. General readibility:
1. Excellent- 99 2. Good- 33 3. Fair- 4 4. Poor- 0
8. Would the publishing of general interest, freelance articles increase
your reading of the Canal Record if we would procure them free or
at a fee? Comment was to keep articles only on Canal and Friends
(members).
1. Yes- 37 2. No-94
9. Would you like to obtain commercial advertising for The Canal Rec-
ord to help defray the cost?
1. Yes- 45 2. No- 77 Comments only if necesary-6
10. Would you like the size of the Canal Record to change to 81/2 x 11?:
1. Yes -45 2. No- 107 Comments keep size as is
Libraries bind issues. Identity would be lost should we change.
Stick with the same size and number of pages to maintain integrity.
Present size fits in glove compartment of car while traveling.
11. When I finish reading The Canal Record, I:
1. save it- 83 2. pass it on to others 45 3. throw it away 5
Many wrote they passed it on but then saved for reference some
threw it away after a long time others passed it on and on.
12. Do you feel The Canal Record fulfills its purposes to inform mem-
bers of coming reunions and other events, etc. "to preserve
American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships?
1. Yes -137 2. No- 1 See below for comments, criticism, etc.
13. Do you subscribe to the Panama Canal Spillway?:
1. Yes- 31 2. No- 105
14. See end for suggestions for regular meetings and Annual Reunion.
15. Would you submit your favorite recipe and purchase a Panama
Canal Society Cookbook if we printed one?:
1. Yes-71 2. No-52
Comments under Item 12:
Whatever you do is O.K. with us.
The Record provides us with news of friends and acquaintances
and keeps us in touch with the organization as nothing else could do.
The "In Memoriam" said it all!!
The "In Memoriam" rates high commendation, and finds response
in the hearts of those who once felt the growth of the neglected Pro-
vince of P. into the U.S. fostered R. de Panama.







I like the Canal Record just as it is and I think you do an excellent
job of putting it together. I will frame the last page. I was a child of 11
years old visiting my uncle Otto Marstrand in Colon, he got passes on
the train for my grandmother and I and we stopped at each lock to see
the S.S. ANCON go through the Canal.
A comment on the back cover of the last issue of the Record. We
are very glad to see this as it surely does express the way those of us
who lived in and loved the Canal Zone feel. We will frame our copy and
keep it always. Thank you, very much.
Wonderful job is being done on the Canal Record.
Info from the Spillway should be drastically edited to conserve
space and hence cost.
The Record arrives too late for some activities to be joined.
You do a fine job keep it up.
More information as to changes at the Panama Canal more
Canal Episodes.
To the Officers of the P.C.S. of F., Inc. the editor of the Canal
Record thank you from a member who appreciates all you do.
Too many duplications of photos for 2,500 members The Canal
Record is unique in that, it's one of a kind, and a part of the Canal Zone
that the Carter Administration cannot give away much less buy so
let's all pull together to keep it that way. Item No. 9 "outside commer-
cial advertising to defray the cost" only makes it lose its originality
and become another U.S. giveaway. Its our 'Geographic' which does
not necessitate explanation. Each time the Canal Record arrives,
wherever we are, the knowledge, warmth, hospitality and friendship
that we all enjoyed during our Isthmus days, are once again rekindled
as we peruse its pages.
A page of reunion notices, etc. a little advance notice has produced
happy results.
A terrific job is being done on the Record now. If we need ad-
vertising to defray the cost, then advertising that would apply to the
retired. If the size of the Record is easier to produce larger, than
change. I would like to see more articles from the earliest days (and
pictures), also changeover news.
We love the Canal Record and will do anything to keep it coming.
Nowhere but here can I say how much we appreciate the endless
hours of hard work given to the members by the Secretary and Editor.
The Canal Record is doing a fine job and has improved greatly in
the last three years or so. Congratulations. State news is too wordy,
but continue names in bold face type, please.
Legislative news could be improved NARFE could use more
member (Society) support.
Just keep up the good work you are doing a wonderful job prob-
bably without many thanks







The Canal Record is interesting just the way its being done.
Keep format as at present it is a wonderful booklet.
Have a Special Events page for all states of reunions, etc. so that
travelers may attend. (Many times this suggestion was made. Ed.)
An excellent job on all. I would purchase a cookbook.
Anyway to shorten the lead time for "going to press"?? (An assis-
tant to the editor would help at press time. Ed.)
I would prefer an increase in annual dues to cover costs rather
than the Panama Canal Record going toward commercial advertising.
I would like a "where are they now?" section for people trying to
locate old acquaintances. (That is what the Sale and Locator section is
for. Ed.)
Try to get a little news of members who aren't in everytime he
tours 10 miles. (It is up to you members to submit news for the Record.
Ed.)
I would like to see names and pictures of co-workers I knew a
quarter of a century ago.
Suggest you publish only twice a year. Put in a few more pictures
of oldtimers and news of them. (Come on you oldtimers, please submit
some interesting items for the "Ditch Diggers" section. Ed.)
I rate photographs good only because it would be nice to see more.
Anything can be improved upon, but the Record is great, I love it.
Keep it coming as is.
Pictures are not clear need a magnifying glass.
Love the Record keep up the Super Work.
No criticisms. Just compliments to the Editor! Mins. of Scheduled
Meetings could be eliminated.
I do not mind the advertising of CZ items, but do object to houses,
etc.
Would not like to see advertising. Too easy to be misled as to
quality and truth would be hard to be restrictive and also require
considerable supervising.
Keep things as they are. You do a "bang up" job.
Just continue the very excellent job you're doing as outlined in 12
above.
It is very informative as is.
Legislative notes are generally outdated when received. Use
more pictures.
I believe that it is not unreasonable to request the the Canal
Record make improvements in the following: Spelling, punctuation and
general accuracy.
Photographs are expensive and are only of interest to just the few
who happen to know them.
I enjoy it all. It is great.







14. Suggestions for Annual Meeting and events during the year.
Continue Fall picnics and Christmas entertainment with re-
freshments.
Talks on Panama past, present, flora fauna, history, culture,
any recent archaeological finds.
Bowling tournament.
Enjoy it just the way it is.
Change annual reunion back to old winter date. We northerners
would like to visit Florida in winter, not spring which is our best time
at home.
Entertainment at monthly meetings.
Dance with good dance band music.
Within a radius of 50 miles alternate meetings at the larger
cities like Tampa, Bradenton, Sarasota and Clearwater during the
year.
Extension to another day or two for greater contact and visiting
with out-of-towners.
Card games at Reunion. Talent shows members.
PA system at last dance was very poor.
Lucho at the Reunion. Several requests. Also to sell his records
and tapes. More booths to sell or swap mementos. Get Lucho!
Organize a branch for us kids who grew up on the Zone (but we're
not retirees). I'll be happy to help you recruit members. Where can we
obtain a large glossy print of the Canal Zone seal suitable for framing?
Bus trip to tour area of interest with a stop for lunch. An in-
teresting evening other than the Ball.
Good travel films at the monthly meeting.
At the Reunion (1979) I could not read any ones name badge
because one had to write his name with a ball point pen or pencil. How
about a felt tip marker?
Consider Bayfront Concourse Hotel for annual reunion. Visitors
could than have easy walking access to city, plus room for all events.
Bus trips during the year.
I would attend more monthly meetings if they were combined
with a luncheon.
Could arrangements be made for all former Navy personnel to
meet for a get-together? Maybe other groups would like a time sched-
uled for such a meeting.
Could there be a listing who is attending and where they are stay-
ing? There seems no way to check who might have come and how to
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get in touch with them.
Short business meeting plus a dynamic outside speaker such as
Sgt. Mullins.
Picnics at DeSoto and VA grounds.
Reporters workshop at Reunion with a professional.



NEW MEMBERS SINCE NOVEMBER 1979 ANNUAL ISSUE
*Reinstated **Error in A.I.
FOREIGN
NORWAY
*Tellefsen, Capt. and Mrs. Thor B .......... Gjervoldsoyven, 5,4800 Arendal, Norway
SPAIN
Enjuto, Mrs. Regina (Quinn) ................. Arenal de Maudes #4, Madrid 16, Spain
REPUBLIC OF PANAMA
Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Louis C ................................... Box 1255, Balboa
Badiola, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos ................................ Box 6355, Panama 5
Hansen, Robert J .......................... ... ......... Box 604, Balboa

PANAMA CANAL
Berger, Ms. Roberta M ........................ PSC Box 635, APO Miami, FL 34007
*Bird, Mr. and Mrs. James T..................... PSC Box 374, APO Miami, FL 34008
Calvit, Miss Helen I.......................... PSC Box 2475, APO Miami, FL 34002
Deakins, Randall Lloyd ....................... PSC Box 3532, APO Miami, FL 34004
DeStaffino, Mr. and Mrs. Don (Sharon Phelan) .... PSC Box 335, APO Miami, FL 34002
Finneman, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore ............. PSC Box 1354, APO Miami, FL 34005
Flumach, Mrs. Ada V ........................ PSC Box 2057, APO Miami, FL 34002
Leves, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E ................. PSC Box 904, APO Miami, FL 34002
McConaughey, Robert and Katheryn ............ PSC Box 848, APO Miami, FL 34002
Overstreet, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C., Jr ......... PSC Box 594, APO Miami, FL 34005
Vowell, Joe and Gretta ........................ PSC Box 825, APO Miami, FL 34005
ALASKA
Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. William E. (Susan Alves) 5057-A Polaris St., Eielson, AFB 99702
ALABAMA
Hurdle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C ................... 1712 Westgate Dr., Dothan 36303
ARIZONA
Dabill, Mrs. Fern (Fern Horine) ................ 4210 North 56th Ave., Phoenix 85031
ARKANSAS
Bolger, Mrs. R. P. (Ann Marvin) ...................... 903 North Holly, Searcy 72143
Engelke, Mrs. Mary H. ................ ........... 912 S. 20th St., Rogers 72756
Huffman, Mr. and Mrs. Williard W ................... 2716 West Ash, Rogers 72756
Hursh, Robert S. and Virginia B.................... 1544 Oakcliff, Fayetteville 72701
Mason, Mrs. Charles (Diane Yost) .................. 1415 Briarwood, El Dorado 71730
CALIFORNIA
Bunnell, Eugene and Barbara ............... 3150 San Angelo Way, Union City 84587







Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E............. 10167 Crestview Hgts., La Mesa 92041
Chevalier, Mr. and Mrs. George .......................... Box 905, Chula Vista 92010
Cole, Capt. and Mrs. Walter C.................. 921 Ranch View Lane, Solvang 93463
Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. John W. (Lynn O'Connell) ............. 1423 Blackfield Dr.,
Santa Clara 95051
Munyon, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.............. 508 Quarry View Way, Spring Valley 92077
Ridge, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. "Rocky" ....................... Box 1001, Redlands 92373
Scears, Alberta (Betty) ..........................864 Hohener Ave., Hayward 94541
Slade, Norman .................................. 823 Iris St., Imperial Beach 92032
Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J ........................... 12 Shasta, Irving 92715
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, Jr......... 515 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach 90277
COLORADO
Cameron, Dr. and Mrs. Marvin N. (Marvin N. Cinnamon) ...................
4028 South Wisteria Way, Denver 80237
DELAWARE
Pearson, Mrs. Lucy (Braden) .................. 30 Sea Strand, Rehoboth Beach 19971
FLORIDA
Barnard, Paul D., Jr...................... 3712 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33713
Brandon, Mark Z ................................. 636 S. Echo Dr., Brandon 33511
Cohen, Col. and Mrs. Gerald H. (Sarah Barfield) .......... 3051 S. Atlantic Ave.,
#605, Daytona Beach Shores 32018
Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L ................... 7161 August Blvd., Seminole 33542
Cole, Mrs. Mary Jane .............................. 1706 18th St., Zephyrhills 33599
Copello, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. (Virginia Hanna). 3226 Mulberry Dr., Clearwater 33519
Corrigan, Mr. and Mrs. Peter, Jr ............. 3011 S. Jefferson Ave., Sarasota 33579
Diaz, Mr. and Mrs. Robert .................... 2046 Brampton Rd., Clearwater 33515
*Duncan, Captain and Mrs. Peter W.................. 5560 N.E. 4th Place, Ocala 32671
Duke, William Earl ...................... 445 7th Ave. N., #14, St. Petersburg 33704
Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard D ...................... 2801 Pearl Ave., Tampa 33611
Ford, Mrs. Frances D .......................... 1601 SW 35th Place, Gainesville 32601
Foster, Edna G.................. ................ 418 Cardinal Pl., Lakeland 33803
*Gilley, Mrs. Waldo B................................ 515 Jeanal PI., Tampa 33612
Hallinan, Edward and Diana ....... 1330 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32069
*Hargy, Francis F.......................... 345 9th Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg 33701
Hicks, Baile and Ruth .................... (winter) 12621 138th Lane N., Largo 33540
Irwin, Marshall and Dolores .................... 9150 S.W. 19th Ave. Rd., Ocala 3267
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Donald P .................... 765 Verbenia, Satellite Beach 32937
Jorgensen, Kenneth M................. 4885 1st St. N.E., #208, St. Petersburg 33703
Klunk, Mr. and Mrs. John E.................. 106 Rachel Ave., Tarpon Springs 33589
*Martens, Eva H ....................... 320 Pandora Dr., Indian Lakes Estates 33855
Messer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. .............. 5 Park Blvd., Apt. M, S. Venice 33595
Moore, Mrs.Clara F ........................ 3632 6th Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33713
Muller, Mr. and Mrs. M. E ......................... 1818 Lowery Ave., Lakeland 33801
Nelson, Bip and Kay ............................. 1324 Tangier Way, Sarasota 33579
Piper, Mr. and Mrs. Donald D................ 260 Myrtle Wood Rd., Melbourne 32935
Rathgeber, Annie R .................... 2731 Blairstone Rd., #90, Tallahassee 32301
*Salyer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R ......... 3915 Sierra Madre Dr. S., Jacksonville 32217
Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J................... 7161 N.W. 25th Ct., Sunrise 33313
Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Richard D............. 316 N.E. 44th St., Pompano Beach 33064
Slover, Miss Nancy ................ .................. Box 752, Floral City 32636
Snedeker, Mr. and Mrs. Leo W., Jr............. 533 E. New York Ave., DeLand 32720
Stone, Edna M ............................... 2700 Sagovia St., Coral Gables 33134
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Townsend, Dr. and Mrs. Frank C............. 3528 N.W. 30th Blvd., Gainesville 32605
Ward, Mrs. Olive .................. 1942 55th Ave. S., Apt. 3, St. Petersburg 33711
GEORGIA
Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. (Cathy Detamore) ........ c/o Detamore, Box 384,
Ellenwood 30049
O'Neal, Miss Alice A ................................ 229 Prado, #3, Atlanta 30309
Wellborn, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. (Margaret O'Neal)....... 1061 Gilbert St., Atlanta 30316
ILLINOIS
Chaudoin, Mr. and Mrs. Winston............ 1N 650 Ingalton Ave. W., Chicago 60185
McCarragher, Mr. and Mrs. John (Lisa Phelan) .. 1849 Bolliana Ct., Hoffman Est. 60195
INDIANA
Blair, Nancy Horan ................................. 815 Hart St., Vincennes 47591

KANSAS
Phelan, Mr. and Mrs. Jim ........................ 401 Fager Dr., Haysville 67060
LOUISIANA
Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Jack M ...................... 4024 Lake Trail Dr., Kenner 70062
MAINE
Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M............... Rt. 1, Walker Rd., Norridgewoek 04957

MARYLAND
*Haines, Mrs. Elizabeth........................ 2902 Echodale Ave., Baltimore 21214
Manning, Mr. and Mrs. John P ................ 2920 Marlow Rd., Silver Springs 20904
MISSISSIPPI

Carlson, David ................ ........ 3707 Morningside Dr., Hattiesburg 39401
*Ramey, Mr. and Mrs. Otis ........................ Rt. 4, Box 172, Waynesboro 39367
Turner, Mrs. Joseph C ........................... 509 S. 28 Ave., Hattiesburg 39401
NEBRASKA
Baldwin, Jack 0 .................................... 608 S. 31st Ave., Omaha 68105
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Kinnier, Mrs. Richard (Janet Kimmel) .............. 277 East Side Dr., Concord 03301
NEW JERSEY
Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Philip F. (Barbara O'Neal) ........... 14 Manor Rd., Verona 07044
Eberenz, Mr. and Mrs. David A ...................... 33 Wendt Lane, Wayne 07470

NEW MEXICO
Gupton, Mr. and Mrs. Ben B .................... 1709 Juniper Ave., Silver City 88061
NEW YORK
Barfield, MSG and Mrs. Lionel L., Jr................. Box 1561, APO New York 09021
Coffin, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G ............. 145 72nd St., Apt. E-11, Brooklyn 11209
Fewell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles K., Jr. (Christine Huff) ............ 4 Nichols Dr.,
Hastings-on-Hudson 10706
Noe, Mrs. Emma R. (Townsend) ............ 549 West 123rd St. 14-E, New York 10027
Prather, Jack and Elsie ............ US Army Commissary, Bamberg, Germany
APO New York 09139








Smith, Mr. and Mrs. William V. (Carol Saarinen) AFI Box 566,57th FIS (Adcom)
APO New York 09571
Wardlow, Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Dianne Baltozer)....... 214 Sherman St., Brentwood 11717

NORTH CAROLINA
*Garlitz, Dr. and Mrs. Richard M ................ 1010 15th Ave. N.W., Hickory 28601
Hicks, Baile and Ruth ................ (summer) 205 Brookside Ct., Waynesville 28786
Hicks, Dorothy Bowen ............................ Rt. 1, Box 1778, Davidson 28036
*McNamee, Terrence R .......................... 1108 Linda Lane, Charlotte 28211
Riefkohl, Dr. and Mrs. Ronald ..................... 816 Anderson St., Durham 27706
OHIO
*Hoult, Mary Jane ....................... 248 Ridgewood Dr., Apt. J, Marietta 45750
Piper, Mr. and Mrs. Homer ..................... 1581 Northam Rd., Columbua 43221

PENNSYLVANIA
Tester, Lilliam N .... .. ......................... #9 Bock Lane, Baden 15005

TENNESSEE
Ashton, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. (Layne Taylor) ......... 8364 Davenport Cove,
Germantown 38138
Blais, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G.................. 101 Crown Colony, Kingsport 37660
TEXAS
Alexander, Helen Hewitt ...................... 1718 Deer Run, San Antonio 78232
Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Frank ......................... 5201 Baker Dr., Lewisville 75056
Bird, Miss Betty Ann .................... Box 29984, TCU Station, Fort Worth 76129
Daniels, Mr. Robert D ..................... 5635 Boaz St., Apt. 102, Dallas 75209
Diez, William ................................. 16406 Havenhurst, Houston 77059
Douglas, Dr. and Mrs.D. D .......................... 404 Uvalde St., McAllen 78501
*Fealey, Mr. and Mrs. J. J ......................... 201 Skyview Dr., Kerrville 78028
Funderburk, Mrs. Jane ................... 1426 Southland St., Sulphur Springs 75482
Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. (Patricia Kocher)...... 2708 Forest Trail, Temple 76501
Lam, Mrs. Eddie Lynns (Lowande) .............. 12862 Westleigh Dr., Houston 77077
Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. (Virginia Flumach) ...... 7319 Greenbriar Dr.,
Houston 77030
McLaughlin, Mrs. W. J., Jr. (Irene) ................ Rt. #, Box 65-L, Los Fresnos 78566
Paterson, Mrs. Roberta J ......................... 1013 Avondale Rd., Austin 78704
Schaack, Col. and Mrs. Frank J. (Liona Joan Sears) ...... P.O. Box 222316, Dallas 75222
Simons, Miss Elizabeth ......... Campus Box 152, 411 SW 24th St., San Antonio 78285
Snyder, Dr. and Mrs. Wallace M ......................... 416 Yucca, McAllen 78501
**Sudron, Mrs.Elizabeth .............. 8401 N. New Braunfels, #116, San Antonio 78209

UTAH
Lane, Keith and Lea ............................... 1590 Jordan Ave., Provo 84601
VIRGINIA
Cook, Mrs. Rosalie ................................19 Ramsey Ct., Hampton 23666
Knick, Mr. and Mrs. John C ............................. Box 696, Lexington 24450
Morrow, Mrs. Bruce............................. P.O. Box 565, Gordonsville 22942
*Taylor, Capt. and Mrs. R. H................ 558 Summit Ridge Dr., Chesapeake 23320
WASHINGTON
Townsend, Harry E., Jr ........................ 10608 171 Ave. NE, Redmond 98052
Will, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill F .......................... 12036 8th NW, Seattle 98177







PANAMA CANAL MEDAL


The City and County of San Francisco has issued an official medal com-
memorating the Panama Canal and the Panama Pacific International
Exposition of 1915. The 3-inch bronze medal was shipped through the
Panama Canal to San Francisco and no more than 1,000 will ever be
struck. Each one is numbered. Numbers 300 to 400 have been reserved
for the Society. The medal depicts Hercules dividing the Isthmus with
the Exposition in the distance. The reverse has the official seal of the
Exposition. Order through Society member and City agent, William C.
Roddy, P.O. Box 8745, San Francisco, CA 94128. The medals are priced
at $35.00, which includes insurance and postage. California orders
must include sales tax of $1.97.






Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
(USPS 088-020)
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733


2nd Class Postage
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