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


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

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University of Florida
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VOL. 15 MARCH 1981 NO. 1

Editor's Lines.......................................................... 2
Legislative Representative Report .....................................3
Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ........................................ 3
Nominating Committee Report ........................................6
Notices .... ..................................... ....................6
CHANGE IN CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS ......................8
Congratulations .................................. ................ 8
Panana Canal Treaty Two Elections Later .......................... 11
Ditch Digger Days ........................................ ........... 13
Isthmus Episodes ......................................... ...... 14
Taboga, Morro Island and the Pacific Steam Navigation Company .. 20
Jack Frost, Please Spare That Tree ................................. 23
News Condensed from The Panama Canal Spillway ................ 24
Retirements ..................................................... 27
W eddings ...... .................................................... 29
Births ........................................... ................. 30
With Deep Sorrow ................................................. 32
Sale and Locator Service ........................................... 72
Application for Renewal and Membership ........................... 73
News too late to Classify ............................................ 74
Reunion Information.............................................. 75
Insert Constitution and By-Laws New Members since the Annual Issue.

Panama Canal .......38 Connecticut...........50 North Carolina .......63
Alabama .............38 Florida ...............51 Oklahoma ............64
Arizona..............40 Louisiana.............57 Oregon ..............64
Arkansas .............41 Michigan .............62 South Carolina .......64
California ...........44 New Jersey .........62 Texas................65
Virginia .............71 Washington ........71

Vigilant Real Estate ............. 9 Sky Plumbing ................. 13
Security Realty of FL Inc........ 71


6 MAR Regular Meeting PCSF, Gulfport Community Center
3 APR Regular Meeting PCSF
30 APR Registration and Get Together, Bayfront Concourse Hotel
11:30 A.M. Golf Luncheon, Sunset Golf and Country Club
1:00 P.M. Golf Tournament, SG & CC
Class 1941 Get-Together Evening
1 MAY 1:30 P.M. Annual Business Meeting, Bayfront Concourse Hotel
1 MAY 7:30 P.M. Ball, Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. North
2 MAY Registration and Get Together
2 MAY 12:30 P.M. Annual Luncheon, Bayfront Concourse Hotel
5 JUN Regular Meeting PCSF
Remember St. Patrick's Day; Easter Sunday April 19th; Mother's Day May 10th;
Memorial Day may 25th; Flag Day June 14th and Father's Day June 21st.

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

Russell M. Jones
Albert F. Pate
Mrs. Jean B. Mann
Mrs. Anna T. Collins
Record Editor
Daile D. Keigley
Budget and Audit Chairman
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum
William F. Grady
Legislative Representative
Paul Disharoon

J. F. Warner


Russell M. Jones

Albert F. Pate

Mrs. Jean B. Mann

Ross H. Hollowell

Nolan A. Bissell

Carl H. Starke

Jack F. Morris

Mrs. Anna T. Collins

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.
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.
Lown Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713.
HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
5094 40th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

VOL. 15

MARCH 1981

NO. 1

The cover of the December 1980 issue was a beautiful piece of art by Jaye
Barrett of Orange Park, FL. My only regret is that you did not receive the
issue by Christmas as intended. I flew home on December 1st from my
daughters in Tucson where I had welcomed my new grandson Bradley in
order to mail the Record. But the Record was not delivered until December
15th in three deliveries of 300; December 16th 600 copies and the remainder
on the 17th. Frustration. I was never so frustrated in all my life. My
husband and I had to work like crazy to get the job completed and in the
mail by the end of the day on the 18th. We did it. Then I was able to get on
with my Christmas preparations.
President Jones and I talked with the printers who informed us that our
job was getting just a little too big for them. The truth of the matter is, they
always put the small jobs ahead of ours. Thus, we looked for another printer
and we hope that our Record is out on time in the future.
My son Charles and his wife Nancy from Meridian, MS, were home for
Christmas. They later flew to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on December 27th
and returned January 3rd. They enjoyed the warm sunny beaches and
relaxed but said the prices are really high. They just can't understand how
the lower class exist. It was late when they returned and then to bed and the
morning found them all packed and on the road for home school was
opening the next day.
We hope we have a large turnout for the Reunion. The ball should be very
enjoyable with Lucho and the Jimmy Taylor orchestra alternating the
music during the evening. Let's fill the coliseum and be merry.
During our business meeting on Friday afternoon, May 1st, we will take a
vote on whether or not all past presidents of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. should become Life members and not have to pay dues again.
Attend this meeting to vote on this amendment to the Constitution and By-
Laws and also vote for your new officers. Attend the meeting and voice your
opinions; give us ideas and be an active member of your society.
Please detach the list of new members from the center of this Record and
insert in your Annual issue so that you will have all members listed
PLEASE REMEMBER that DUES are DUE NOW. If you intend to re-
new your membership, then please write your check today and mail in your
dues. It is very annoying to have to pull all the delinquent members cards
from the State File, the Zip File and the Address Labels only to put them
back at a later date. Let's all pay our dues now and receive the June Record..
without causing the Secretary/Treasurer and the Record Editor extra work.
A problem presents itself with the date of the reunion. May 1st is the date I
must go to the printers for the June Record. Thus, I need your cooperation in
sending all news to reach me by April 24th. In this way I can have it all
ready for the printers on the 29th. Then on May 4th I can take the Reunion
Report into the printers to be added at the end of the Record. I hope the
"Powers to-be" never do this to me again!!!! Let's select a Reunion date
where I have time to write up reports and have pictures to make a good
See you at the Reunion.

Retirees will receive a 4.4% boost in civil service annuities effective March
1 as a result of CPI changes over the last six months of 1980.
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President Russell M. Jones .................................... 525-5697
Vice-President Albert F. Pate................................ 544-2352
Secretary/Treasurer Mrs. Jean B. Mann .......................... 867-7796
Record Editor Mrs. Anna T. Collins ........................ 894-8484
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Gulfport Community Center Auditorium
Gulfport, Florida
7 November 1980
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Russell Jones at 1:30 p.m.
The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the Flag. In the
absence of the Chaplain, Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks gave the Invocation
which was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of those
who had passed away since our last meeting.
The President welcomed the 110 members and guests who were present.
The following members and guests stood for special recognition as their
names were called:
Daniel lanole Clearwater
John Madison Clearwater
A. L. Nelson Clearwater
Ross Cunningham St. Petersburg
Fred Mead St. Petersburg
Tuc Hummer St. Petersburg
Kay Brown Sarasota
Ellen and Stan Weikert California
Dorothy and Mahlon Knox Sarasota
Donna Faris Sarasota
Carl and Ginny Starke Sarasota
June and Vic May Holiday
Cathy Starke Sarasota
John Hall Sarasota
Bucky Hall Sarasota
R. W. Matson Largo
Steve and Kay Brown Largo
Tate and Toodles Setzer Sun City Center
Mr. Jones announced that the corrected Constitution and By-Laws will be
published in the March issue. He informed the members present that the
Director of the Panama Canal Commission had been approached about a
speaker for our Annual Reunion in 1981.

The Secretary/Treasurer read the minutes of the October meeting. As
there were no additions, corrections, or omissions, the minutes 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.
The President asked all past-presidents to stand and be recognized. Those
present were Jack Morris, Ross Hollowell, Rob Roy, Dewey
Goodwin, and Eugene Askew.
In the absence of the Record Editor, the secretary read news of members
and friends.
Mr. Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, reported that the cost of
living was up 1.7% as of September 30th. Congress will reconvene on 12
November, but it is difficult to predict just what this congress will do, as
many of the congressmen were defeated for reelection. Mr. Grady gave the
members the toll free number to be used by Florida residents only for
contacting Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Jacksonville. This number will be
printed in the December Record.
Mr. Jones announced about the Christmas Party on 5 December. He
asked the ladies to sign up to bring cookies with Georgia Howard.
Seven members would celebrate birthdays during November and one
couple would celebrate an anniversary. Best wishes went out to all.
The President then announced that once again this year Mr. Morris has
the booklets "Adventure 1981". This booklet offers discounts on meals,
motels, cruises, trips, etc. They are available for $20.00 and contain over
$3500 in value.
As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

5 December 1980
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
Inc., was called to order by the President, Mr. Russell Jones 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 our last meeting.
The following members stood for special recognition as their names were

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"Come to the Reunion and Visit with your Old Friends"
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Gertrude Roberto Clearwater
Grace Schack Dunedin
Grace Schack Wilson Dunedin
Perry and Rita Washabaugh Albion, Pa.
Gertrude Pearson St. Petersburg
Warren and Kathy McNamee Davie, Fla.
Virginia Wood St. Petersburg
Oscar and Marnette Wenborne St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lacy Largo
Ruth C. Warner Hawaii
Car, Cassie and Ginny Starke Sarasota
Francis Orvis Sarasota
Bucky Hall Sarasota
Margaret and George Martin Clearwater
Bill and Nina O'Sullivan Lutz

Mr. Jones reported on an article which appeared in the Christian Science
Monitor telling of the large number of ships at anchor on both the Atlantic
and Pacific sides of the Canal waiting for transit. There is a tremendous
The motion was made and seconded that we dispense with the reading of
the minutes and the financial statements. Motion carried.
Mr. Jones apologized for the delay of the December Record. It was a delay
caused entirely by the printers.
News of members and friends was given by the Record Editor, Mrs. Anna
Legislative Representative, Mr. Bill Grady reported that the cost of
living was up 2.5% as of 31 October. Our COLA is still in effect for twice a
year payments. Civil Service needed more space so the records have been
moved to Pennsylvania. This office is only for those already receiving an
annuity. The new address is:
Office of Personnel Management Employee Service
and Record Center
Boyers, Pa. 16017
Motion was made and seconded to dispense with old and new business.
Motion carried.
The President announced that all reunion plans and preparations were
progressing well.
Mr. Jones wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Meeting adjourned at 2:00
Following the meeting the members and guests were entertained by the
Lakewood High School Spartones, and then enjoyed our annual
Christmas Party.
JEAN MANN, Secretary/Treasurer

"Dues Are Payable Now"
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Your nominating committee proposes the following slate of officers for
Vice-President ALBERT F. PATE
Secretary-Treasurer MRS. JEAN B. MANN
Record Editor MRS. ANNA T. COLLINS

Election of Officers will be held at the Business Meeting at 1:30 p.m. May
1, 1981, at the Bayfront Concourse Hotel. Further nominations 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

Notices ...
ATTENTION: If you attended either Balboa High School or Cristobal
High School, the Class of 1941 invites you to join them in a Get-Together.
The event will be held at the Bayfront Concourse Hotel on Thursday
evening, April 30. In order for us to make arrangements with the hotel it will
be necessary for you to let us know if you wish to be included. The hotel
requires us to furnish them the number that will be attending by April 1,
therefore you must let us know by that date. The party will be either a
Cocktail Party with snacks or a Buffet Supper. The type of party will depend
on the response we receive from you. In either event there will be a Cash Bar
and the cost of the food will depend on the number attending. Please write to

1845 D. Highland, B6A7
Clearwater, FL 33516
2020 Oxford Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
211 Debbie Lane
Lutz, FL 33549

"Come to the Reunion and Visit with your Old Friends"

The Canal Zone Past Matrons of Florida are planning a no-host
luncheon at the Bayfront Concourse Hotel in the Conference Room #2 at
11:30 on May 1st during the Panama Canal Society Reunion in St.
Petersburg, FL. All Past Matrons, Eastern Stars and their guests are
invited to attend.
Please notify Mary Orr at 4160 Fruitville Road, Unit 11, Sarasota, FL
33582 (813) (371-7591) or Georgia Howard at 220 63rd St. N., St.
Petersburg, 33710 (813) (343-6530). Confirmed reservations or cancellations
should be made by Monday, April 27th.

The 4th annual C.Z. REUNION of the D. C. Area, with a "CARNIVAL-
ITO" theme, is planned for a weekend in late May. Saturday's cocktail/-
dinner/dance, and Sunday's brunch attendees will be treated to the music
of the "Bamboo Lane Boys", entertained by a Panamanian Dance Group,
and "put in the mood" of "CARNIVALITO".
Those attending the April 1980 Reunion represented 20 states, in addition
to Washington, D.C.
All former Zonians, and their families, and friends, are invited to the
Reunion. Those who have not received their "invitations" by mail, and
anyone wanting further details should contact: Ted Norris, 1906 Prout
Place, Falls Church, Va. 22043, or phone: (703) 893-6853.

An all classes Balboa and Cristobal High Schools reunion will be held
again on September 12 and 13 in San Diego. The reunion will be at the same
hotel as in 1980, The Catamaran Motor Hotel, 3999 Mission Blvd., San
Diego, Ca 92109. In 1980 there were 167 present and we'd like to see over 200
in 1981. Watch for additional information in the next issue of the Record.

A completely new issue of the Index is now available for a "donation" of
$10.00. The new issue includes an increase in number of graduates listed
(almost 800) and will include a new listing by State and City. Orders should
be sent to:
5728 Barley Court
Bonita, Ca 92002

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The Executive Committee has recommended that the following change be
made in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc.:
ARTICLE III of the Constitution
The second paragraph shall read:
"In recognition and appreciation of services performed to the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., all past presidents shall be granted Life-
Membership in the Society."
ARTICLE IV DUES of the By-Laws
Add to the second paragraph the following sentence:
"Past presidents granted Life-Membership shall receive a complemen-
tary Numbered Membership Card."
Action on the above changes to the Constitution and By-Laws will be
taken at the Annual Business Meeting at the Bayfront Concourse Hotel at
1:30 P.M. on May 1, 1981.

Congratulations ...
from U.S. Geodectic Survey Newsletter
Greta Navarro Hummer has been named the first Hispanic Program
Manager for the Eastern Region.
The Hispanic Program is a special emphasis Equal Opportunity Program
which focuses on the recruitment
and upward mobility of Hispanics
as part of the Survey's commitment
to affirmative action. At present,
416 Hispanics are employed by the
Greta joined the Survey in April of
this year after spending 9 years with
the Panama Canal Commission,
where her last appointment was
that of Hispanic Program Manager
on the Governor's staff. Her other
experience with the Commission
includes that of Federal Women's GRETA NAVARRO HUMMER
Program manager, EEO counselor, and investigator.
Greta lives in Woodbridge, Va., with her husband, Charles, an engineer
with the Army Corps of Engineers, and their 18-year-old son, Chuck.

"Pay Your Dues Today"
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Colonel Maximillian Imhoff, commander and director of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineer's Water Resources Center, has announced the promotion
of Charles W. Hummer, Jr. to chief of the eastern regional team of the
dredging division.
Hummer, who joined the dredging division in 1979, was previously
employed by the Panama Canal Company for 10 years. There he was
assistant chief of the dredging division and had also served as oil pollution
control officer and environmental control officer. He is now responsible for
the management of the Corps dredging program in the eastern region of the
United States.
A 1960 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Master of
Science in Chemical Engineering, Hummer is a member of a variety of
professional societies, including the Western Dredging Association.
World Dredging & Marine Construction, Nov. 1980

Stephen Glassburn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Glassburn (Sharon
DeVore) and a piano student of Martha Wright, was named alternate
winner of the intermediate concerto contest at the Florida State Music
Teachers Association State Competitions November 8 at the University of
South Florida, Tampa. The 15-year-old Pinellas Park High School junior
competed against other district winners to win second place. First place
winner was Skelkim Wing of Miami. Glassburn is a district high school
auditions winner and placed first in the Pinellas County Chopin
Competition last spring, the youngest student ever to win the honor. In
1978, he was a winner of the young Artist Competition of the Florida Gulf
Coast Symphony. Last summer, he attended the National Music Camp at
Interlochen, MI, where he performed in an honors concert.
The above information was submitted by Tuck Hummer.

They are talking about

"" JIM McCONAGHY, C.R.B. Owner
Two Offices to serve you in the Clearwater. St Petersburg Area
5503 38th Avenue North. St. Petersburg. Florida Phone
2468 State Rd. 580. Clearwater. Florida 347-3161

CHRISTINA I. BRAUN Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess

Miss Christina I. Braun will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia
as the 1981 Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess in the forthcoming National
Conference of State Societies
Cherry Blossom Festival to be held
in Washington, D.C., March 30 -
April 4, 1981, Louise L. Parker,
President of the Society of Virginia,
announced today.
Miss Braun, a native Virginian, is
the daughter of Colonel (USA Ret.)
and Mrs. Gustav J. Braun, Jr., (nee
Margaret Cauthers) of Alexandria,
Virginia, and is presently doing
graduate work at the University of
Virginia, Charlottesville. She will
enter a medical school this coming
Miss Braun graduated Magna
Cum Laude from Duke Univer-
sity, Durham, North Craolina, in
1980, where she received a Bachelor MISS CHRISTINA I. BRAUN
of Arts Degree in Economics. At Duke, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa
Honor Society in 1980; was on the Dean's List (1978-1980); Treasurer of the
Junior and Senior Classes (1979 and 1980); member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority,
serving as a pledge trainer and historian (1976-1980); member of the
Women's Field Hockey Team (1977-1980) and Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (1977 and 1980); and Freshman Advisory Counselor (1978 and
1980). She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, has light brown hair, green eyes and her
hobbies include swimming, skiing, hiking, jogging, and playing the piano.
As one of the 53 Cherry Blossom Princesses, Miss Braun will participate
in all activities for the week long Festival. Some of the events include the
Opening Ceremonies at the Old Stone Lantern at the Tidal Basin, a
Congressional Reception, and the Fashion Show Luncheon. The Virginia
Princess will also be a contender for "Queen" of the 1981 Cherry Blossom
Festival. The Queen will be chosen by the spinning of the Wheel of States
and crowned at the Cherry Blossom Ball, which ends the festivities.
The National Conference of State Societies, which sponsors the Festival,
was created by Act of Congress on April 3, 1952, to promote friendly and
cooperative relations between the various State and Territorial Societies in
the District of Columbia and to foster, participate in, and encourage
educational, cultural, charitable, civic and patriotic programs in
Washington, D.C., and the surrounding communities. For many years the
National Conference has sponsored the National Cherry Blossom
Festival, which is one of the outstanding spring events held in the District
of Columbia.

"Dues Are Payable Now"

In March 1978, the United States Senate ratified the Panama Canal
Treaty by a vote of 68 to 32.
Since then, 21 incumbent members of the United States Senate have been
defeated for reelection.
Of course, most political observers and members of the press will tell you
that the Panama Canal became a "dead" issue long ago and had absolutely
no effect on the Senate elections over the past two years.
Perhaps they are right.
But an analysis of election results from 1978 and 1980 provides some
startling facts:
-Altogether, 20 senators who voted for the Panama Canal Treaty have
been defeated for reelection.
-Only one senator who voted against the Panama Canal Treaty has lost
at the polls, Sen. Robert Griffin (R-Mich.). Griffin got in trouble back home
when he announced that he was retiring and then changed his mind at the
last minute and decided to run again.
-Of the 38 senators who voted for the treaty who have run for reelection,
only 18, or 47 per cent, have won another term.
-Of the 14 senators who voted against the treaty who have run for
reelection, 13 have been reelected, for a winning percentage of 93 per cent.
-Of the four Republican senators who have been defeated-Griffin,
Jacob Javits of New York, Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, and Clifford
Case of New Jersey-three voted for the Panama Canal Treaty.
-Of the 68 senators who voted for the treaty, only 39 remain in the
Senate. That is, 61 current members of the Senate either voted against
giving away the Panama Canal or were not members of the Senate at the
time of the vote.
Why were so many treaty supporters defeated over the past two years?
Perhaps became they were liberals. But that doesn't explain the defeat of
the moderates in the group.
Perhaps because they had lost the ability or the willingness to reflect the
views of their constituents. After all, the senators who voted for the treaty
knew their constituents were against it. In most Senate offices, the mail ran
100 to 1 against the treaty.
Perhaps for a less obvious reason.
For millions of blue collar workers, veterans and retirees who had seldom
voted for conservatives or Republicans, the Panama Canal issue led to a
political awakening.
The rallies, marches, petitions and direct mail against the treaty caused
them to look at their incumbent senator in an entirely different light.
Millions must have said to themselves, "Hey, he's not voting the way I want
him to he's not representing me!"
We will never know for sure.
But one thing is certain: In 1982, 33 members of the United Staes Senate
come up for reelection, and 21 of them voted for the giveaway of the Panama
(Editor's Note: Rep. Jenkins was Democratic National Committeeman
from Louisiana until October 1980, when he resigned to endorse Ronald
Reagan for president.) WOODY JENKINS

Here's what happened to 38 United States Senators:
Of the 100 senators who were present on the Senate floor when the
Panama Canal treaties were ratified in March 1978, only 62 are still
members of that body.
For one reason or another, 38 senators are gone.
Perhaps it is merely a coincidence, but 29 of the 38 voted for the treaties.
Here's what happened to the 38 men who, after only two years, are no
longer members of the United States Senate:
Voted FOR the Treaties
Sen. James Abourezk (D.-S.D.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Wendell Anderson (DFL-Minn.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Birch Bayd (D-Ind.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Henry Bellmon (R-Okla.), retired in 1980.
Sen. Edward Brooke (R-Mass.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Clifford Case (R-N.J.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Frank Church (D-Ida.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa), defeated in 1978.
Sen. John Culver (D-Iowa), defeated in 1980.
Sen. John Durkin (D-N.H.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Floyd Haskell (D-Colo.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. William Hathaway (D-Maine), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Paul Hatfield (D-Mont.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Kaneaster Hodges (D-Ark.), prohibited by law from seeking full
term in 1978.
Sen. Muriel Humphrey (DFL-Minn.), did not seek full term in 1978.
Sen. Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Warren Magnuson (D-Wash.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Thomas McIntyre (D-N.H.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Robert Morgan (D-N.C.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine), resigned to become Secretary of State.
Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisc.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. James Pearson (R-Kan.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (D-Conn.), retired in 1980.
Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Adlai Stevenson (D-Ill.), retired in 1980.
Sen. Dick Stone (D-Fla.), defeated in 1980.
Sen. Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), defeated in 1980.
Voted AGAINST the Treaties
Sen. James Allen (D-Ala.), died in office.
Sen. Dewey Bartlett (R-Okla.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Carl Curtis (R-Nebr.), retired in 1978.
Sen. James Eastland (D-Miss.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Robert Griffin (R-Mich.), defeated in 1978.
Sen. Clifford Hansen (R-Wyo.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Richard Schweiker (R-Pa.), retired in 1980.
Sen. William Scott (R-Va.), retired in 1978.
Sen. Milton Young (R-N.D.), retired in 1980.
Copyright 1980 by Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins



Just A Memory!


Beautiful the earth around her -
peaceful, the sky above,
Harmony and joy surround her '
gentle is a mother's love.
Ed Cunningham



CHRIS SKEIE 5725 80 Street North
541-2339 St. Petersburg, FL 33709



July 6, 1933
Left to Right: Sam Pullig, Mrs. Webber, Jean Hall, Mrs. Hartman, Jimmy
Coman, Jim Pate, Bill Smith, Lula Mac Coman, Cassie Pate, Drew Smith,
Pearl Smith.
Submitted by Al Pate picture given to Al by Wm. D. Smith ofValdosta, GA
and is pictured above, 5th from right.

Do you rememember the monthly price lists the Commissary used to mail to
us??? Catsy Taylor Schafer of San Diego, CA thought maybe some of
your readers would enjoy remembering some of the prices we paid in the
Commissary 40 years ago! In this case, maybe we would like to turn back the
clock ...

November 1, 1939
Below is a list of cold storage items anticipated to be in stock during the month of November. It cannot be
guaranteed that these Items will be in stock all the time, and on the other hand we will presumably have some
items which do not appear below, but concerning which solicitors and retail stores will have information. It is
believed that by keeping this list handy for reference throughout the month, many items will be brought to your
attention which might otherwise be overlooked, and in this way provide many variations in the daily menu.
Prices are shown in order to give an idea of approximately selling prices. These prices are, of course,
subject to change without notice.
SP.jrterhousesteat.choicet.l. 1t 4,
BeetI Natie Sltal Porttrhousestalak.shortlb. 16 35
buet..........--..b.. 03 04t terhouse roa.t..Ib.. 6 4
Soup bed-........---lb... 0 06 Portexiouse rot,
boup bone---------- b.. 02 03 bolielesa- .... --...--b.. 20 S3
Stew beef -- b----Ib- 09 131 Pot roast......---.b. 12 t4
Plate O 3 Rbroat, 3 baup-lb .. up ..... 1
Brisket roast ..--... b.. 09 19 Rib roast, fist 5 ribeJb........ 36
Chuck roass. 3 tb. It 3 Rib roast, l ut 3 ribs..b........ 26

Rb roas, batslot...... ......
ib rast. baosela
ftnt S Abe.........Ib........ 44
Rib roaut inlM
ist3 rib.. --..-. lb.- .. 4
Round roast. .-- -- Ib_. 17 31
Runmp. bouelesl, If 24
Rumnp, boneln 13 16
Sirloin roast 1 36
Sirloin roast, 1l 44
Chuck 13 24
Plank steak ...-..-lb.... 15 25
Rib 1 3 S
Round steak-.........b._ 17 32
Sirloin steak -..-. lb. Ib_ 17 37
Short ribs ..--...--------.. .... 09 IS
Siloln strips, 23
----------- iifik-s fa iiW'' ---------.

Lamb, loins, for 23
Lamb, chop, loin............-b.. 27
Lamb, chops, shoulder.......-lb.. 19
Lamb, leg, 5-7 lbs.---------lb-. 27
Lamb, shoulder. 4 to 3 lbs... ---lb 16
Lamb, shoulders, boneless ---lb.. 23
Lamb, shoulders, Boston style--lh.. 1i
Lamb. stewing..------------ lb.. 08
Mutton, loins. for 18
Mutton, chops, loin.....------lb.. 18
Mutton, chops, shoulder------lb-.. 15
Mutton, legs, 8 to 10 lbs.-....-lb.. 20
Mutton, shoulder-..----------lb.. 13
IMutton, stewing..-..-------- lb-.. 08
Pork butts.....----------------l.. 23
Pork, hams. 24
Pork, hams, butt end...------lb.. 26
Pork, hams, hock end-.....--- lb.. 22
Purk., has, sliced-- 28
Pork, loin. for roasting ..--- .... b 26
Pork, loins, roast, center cut.. _lb_ 29
Pork, chops, loin, center cut...l b.. 2Q
Pork. chops, loin, end cut..----. b.. 22
Pork shoulders, whole..--------lb_ 20
Pork shoulders, butt end .--. lb.. 22
Pork shoulders, hock end .--- lb.. 18
Pork shouIlers, sliced.......---lb.. 22
Veal. boneless.............---- lb 22
Veal, loins, for 28
Veal, chops, 31
Veal, chops, shoulder.....----lb.. 25
Veal, cutlets.............. ---- 36
Veal rumps, bone In ...-..----- .. 25
Veal, shoulders-....----.---- lb.. 22
Vcal, shoulders, boneless- ...lb_. 34
Veal, iewinE..............-- ---lb 00
Brains. bef.....---........----lb 10
Ears, pork............--- -- -- lb 08
Feet. pork------------lb- 07
Hearts, beef ------------- -lb- 14
Heels, ox ----.-------------each-- 25
Hocks. pork-----...........---. lb 1
Kidnerys, beef....---......---- lb- 14
tes .. ...... .. .each 23
Hocks, 02
Kidneys, beef............... lb 14
I.ieub fries .... ..---...... ..--lb 30
Livemrs, ef..............----lb- 23
Livers, alves..-----..........-- lb 25
Livers, Lalvcs'. States' .------- lb_- 48
Livers, chickens'. ----------............--lb 48
Livers, lamb------------ 20
Liers, pork.................--------lb. 13
Snouts, pork 09
Spareribs pork..............---lb 16
Sweetbreads, beef ..-.........-- lb 26
Sweetbreads, calves'.........-- --- b.-, 42
Tails, ox -... ......-.-------lb 12
Telts, pork .......--......-- 12
Tenderloin, beef, States', 3tolbs.__lb.. 44
Tcnr irioinn, beef, steak .... lb_ 27
Tongues, beef. 2 lbs. up -----lb- 30
Tripe, honeycomb............----------lb 14
Tripe, plain 08
Chile con carne.-----. -lb. brick-_ 28
Ham. 'minced, bologna style.---lb.. 18
Hal,. ptessed----..............--- lb.. 25
Hamburger-------------- 16
Hradcheese..--------...............--lb.. 17
lMeat and pickle loaf---..-. lb.. 19
Meat loaf, Italian style-----. lb-_ 18
Meat loaf, tomato............-------lb-.. 18
Meat, luncheon, specialty ---lb b IR8
Pork roll...---...-------............. lb. 40
Bologna, long 18

Bologna. ing---..-..........--..b 17
Braunschweiger 24
Fla h. Io.....----............b----I_ 2 20
Frankfurter. 22
Lebanon.-..................-lb 30
Liver- ...................-II..- 18
Mortadella................-lb.. 25
Mortadella, Consy ..........lb_ 19
Mosaic 20
N.-wurst 17
I'.il;h ---..-. ........- -- lb.. 18
Pork. link.................. b,. 2
Pork, little pl ........ b.. 23
Pork, Jones', little g. 45
Pork, meat 21
S.sala, B. 32
Salami; Kolher...............Ib.. 30
fSlaenl, Kolhnr, Coinsy..l-h.. 29 14
Souse, swet sour 20
Turkey l 45
Veal loaf .................... lb.. 22
R...-a----- ---"............--- 2]
Broilers 30
Chickens, 4 bs. or 29
Chickens, less than 4 lbs. ... lb.. 28
Chickens, cooked, whole l-.-, Ib_. 54
Clickens. cooked, halves--..... lb. 56
Ducks, fancy. Long 19
Fowls. 4 Ibs. or over -..--lb. lb- 25
Fowls, less than 4 lbs.a-,.---. lb. 24
Geese...-..-..................h. 27
Pigeons .................. each.. 10
Quail, large -...............each.. 64
R.abbits..-------............--.....eah 22
Squab broilers.. -..........-lb-... 35
S.uabs 48
"urkeys 22
Turkeys, States' 36

Bacon. fancy, sliced ....-...... b_ 26
Bacon, sliced, selected....l-lb. ctn.. 28
Bacon, brisket- 16
Bacon, Canadian style, sliced- lb_ 42
acon. sliced --------..............jar.. 36
Baon, streaks, sliced ..-- .lbb 16
Beef, brisket, corned....-------lb.. 14
Beef, brisket, corned, boneless-lb.. 20
Beef, corned -.............. lb-.. 18
Beef, dried, sliced 43
Beef, 19
Bellies, pork, salted...--- ... lb.. 13
Feet, pork, pickled ..........-lb-_ 20
Feet. pork, pickled, boneless _-lb-_ 25
Hams, boiled, 48
oams, cooked, smoked, bone 40
Hamns, ooked, smoked, bone in, butt end, lb. 41
Hans, cooked, smoked, bonein,hook end,lb. 38
Hlams, cooked, boneless, slIced--lb.- 50
Hams, cottage---------............... Ib_ 33
Hams. Georgia, peanut, smoked-lb.. 30
Hama Georgia, peatia, smoked, hock nd,'1b. ?8
Haia, Georgia, peanutsmoked,butt end,lb. 32
Hams, hocks, smoked 16
famsa,shoulder,smoked,shasnkim,piniclb. 23
Hams, sugar-cured, small, 28
Hams, saugar-cured,smnll, butt end lb.. 30
Hams, sugar-cured, small, hock end -lb.- 26
Hams, sugar-ecured, heavy, whole-- lb-. 26
Hams. sugar-cured, heavy, butt end lb 28
llams, augar-ured, heavy, hock end -lb- 24
Hams, sugar-cured, heayy, sliced ..-lb_- 32
Hams, Virginia, whole.-- ---lb_. 45
Hams, Virginia, butt end-..-- lb_. 47
Hams, Virginia, hock end l-- Ib__ 43
Pork, clear ----.................--lb.-_ 15
Shoulders, pork, conr(,d..--- lb-_ 22
Snouts, pork, corned -------... b- 13
Spreribs, pork. corned.-----lb-__ 20
Tails, pork. 12
Tongues, beef, corned, whole.---lb.- 41
Tongues, beef.corned, boiled, whole, lb. 62
Tongues. beef, corned., boiled.asliced, lb. 72
Tongues, beef, eornd and smoked, whole, lb. 64
Bloaters ---------....................--lb-__ 14
Codfish, 08
Codfish, steaks .........-...... I, I0

Ciabs, soft shell--.........---- ch.. OS
Finnan haddi.s whole-..-....... -- 1H
Finnan paddle, filet--.......... lb 22
l'ish, fresh. cleaned, select-- I lb-. 13
li-th, filets, fresh ------------- Ib. 20
nladdock. filets... --------------... lb- 13
ldibut, whole -------------- lb.. 22
Halibut. 25
Halibut, steaks...........----------b. 27
Herrings, Bismark--..-..5-oz. jar.. 13
hrrrings. kippered-----------.. b- 16
Hrrrings, Marinerta ...-2-oE. iar.. 29
lerrings, onion ------- 32-oz. jar. 35
lierriugs, salted -------------.. lb.- 09
Herrings, sliced onion._l_6-o., jar._- 19
Herrings, sinmokld, boneless. ..-Ib-. 16
I-bstcra, laige, 21 lbs. and ovte .lb.. 20
Mackerel filets, salted ---------lb_. 17
Mackerel, salt, choice, 18
Mackerel, salt, shore, whole-.-lb.- 08
Oyster.- ------ --.- pt 45
Slhnon, pickled-.......5-oz. jar.. 13
Salinmn, whole .....----------. Ib. 16
S.dmon, steaks -------------- lb- 18
Salinon, red, salted, whole --.. lb.. 26
Sllops-------------.............b 23 14
Smaelt.. ......---------------lb... 20
1 ongueq and sounds-........._lb-. 20
Tuna, salad.......-------- 4-oz, jr 10
Turtle soup meat ------------lb.. 07
Turtle steak...-----..-------. lb.. 20
Blackberries-........10-o pkg.. 19
Blueberries----...... 2-oi pkg.. 24
Cherries, red.......-16-oz. pkg.. 22
Loganberrie -----.... 10-o. pkg.. 22
Peaches, sliced..------6-oz. pkg.. 27
Plums n----..-.---. 16-oz. pkg.. 20
Rasttehrrles-........1-- 0-o. oka 21
Ltroasw', tbns, Flicod-. .16-oz. pgR ..- 2,
Vohnf trre3...... -o- plt.i, 'i
Arttthok" hearts....l16-oz. pkg;.. 0
Asn, r ..r ts---......12-. [,l g.. ..
Ie, i i. bcby-..12-0z. 1j;-.. 2
Bearm, -........---.0-oz. i g.. 1I
Betani. va-t........1 -oz. pk:..- 1
Blroc,-a ti.' ----......-.10.-oz, p;.. 1'
Bruc-t-is sprout-....--1-cz. pkg-.- 2',
Cauilftnwer Porette-13-os 3-:r.. .23
Corn-ft e 1.......- 2-oz. pkg.-. 20
(C rn--i cob .--------------r.. ("-
Peas, green-........12-oz. pi.-g. ,
Peas and carrots- -12-oz. pk.~.. 22
Rlhubarb ...---------12-oz. >pkg..- l
Spiuoch..---------.... 4-oz. 21
Squash -----..----- 16-oz. pLg-. 1')
Sorcotsh..------........12-oz. p. 25
Ilsh and Seafoods:
Clams. Essexr.-.---12-oz. pkg.. 35
Crahlneat --..------10-o. pkg.. 10
Ocean perch filets ....--------lb...
Oysters, bluclioiat..---12-oz. pkg.. X3.
Salmon lets .-------------lb.. 40
Scallops ---------.--l.-o. pkg.. 25
Shrine p,crouked,peeled 12-d pkg.. 41
Sole filets ------------ lb.. 26
Broilers, 26 to 40 oz........-lb. 50
Chickens, roasting, drawn,88 to 57 I.)
Duckligs-- ..---..-- ....----lb.. 40
Fowls, freictaee, cut up ----- lb.. 41
Squab broilesr----- -------- lb.. 61
Turkeys a--.------- ------. lb.. 54
Fresh Meats:
Rib roast, boned and
rolled .---- ------.--. lb-. 54
Rump steak, i", 75
Sirloin roast, boned and
rolled, 3 to 5 lbs.....-----lb.. 75
Sirloin steak, 1". bone in .-lb-. 78
Loin, kidney chops,
tritmmed--------------- lb.. 70
Butter, creamery, States', lb. print..-- 32
Butter, creamnery, States' ....----lb-. 17
Bttter, creamery. States', j-lb. pkg.-- 09
Butter, creamery. States'.-l-lb tin .. 46
Butter. creamery. States',sweet, 1-lb. print 40

American ----..-...--------lb- 72
American ----....-------..8-o. pkg- 14
American, club---...........--lb.. 27
Baiby Gouda, -lb.....-...each.. 22
Brick..............-- ---8-oz. pkg.. 14
Brick --------------------.... 23
Camembert ------......-o, ar.. 20
Celery.........-.2-oz. portion.. 09
Cheddar, with brandy .-oz. jar_- 10
Cream.....-----..---3-oz. cake-. 07
Cream, bulk ...-.....------. 32
Cream. relish.-------.5-oz. jar.. 14
D.2iny, aged ..--------.lb_ 21
l, ....................------- lb_- 20
GolI N-ltich.............. lb- 38
(,,rl,t ...-- -- ----- ----.Ib 22
Gri,-d ..............2-oz. tin.- 0s
Kay.--..------------- ... o r. Hr_
I.ilmbulrger.......... -o. i- p ;:.. 14
Limbuiter-....---.-----.....--.. 25
LihtburRer-.......... 5-oz. jar_. 15
Lunchcon...--....------.--7-o. pg. 14
011 I len:lish--......... S-oz. jar. 22
Olive piiento ----. 5-oz. jar_ I1 lb-.. 34
Pirnit nto --.....------- .5 oz. j t_ 16
Fnlll nto ...----------- pkg-. 14
Pimiento, club- .... -------- lb- 26
Pineapple -....--------5-oz. jar-- 16
Primiula ..........2-oz. portion._ tV)
Roquefort--............- portion- 09
Rouufort------......-----5-oz. jar.- 18
Roquefort, Danish -..--- b-.... b 41
Roquefort, French-.......- b.. 50
Sap-sago -----... 3-oz. cake-- 15
Snappy ............-3-o. cake.. 10
Stilton, with port wine-4-oz. jar.- 60
Swiss...--...-..--- .----oz. jar.- 16
Swiss ..-------------8-oz. pkg.. 16
Swiss, club................---.. 26
Swiss, gruyere ...-.-rportion-. 03
Swiss, domestic ------------ lb-- 30
SAitevilad......---------------- 60
Velvee-ta. -...- .....-- lb. pkg.. 17
Vera-Sharp ..........5-oz. jar-.. 20
Eggs. Sunrise, c..rton ..--. .. duz- 45
Eggs, Sunrise, carton-..----- i-doz- 2
Eggs, iep or Cotnsy, carton-dz.. .. 37
Eggs, Pep or Comsy, cartoni -doz.- lo
Apples, evaporated 13
Apricots, evaporated ......... lb_ 20
Apricot paste. ---... 15-oz. pkq 21
Apricots, tenderized-...ll-oz. pkg.- 20
Cherries, candied...------------II 32
Currants, fancy- ......15-or. pkg.. 12
Dates, Dromedary -.... 10-oz. pklg. 14
Dates, ground ..----- -lb. pkg-_ 18
Dates, pitted-..........8-oz. pklg_ It
Figs, bulk------------------................ lb 08
Figs. fancy ........-...8-lo. plkg 10
Fig paste ------------15-oz. pkg-. 16
Nectarines. evaporated..15-oz. pkg. 20
Nectariirisi evap --1.. l-lb- brick_- 26
Nuts and raisins-....... -o. pkg_. 04
Peaches. evaporated ........ lb._ 14
Peache, teuderized ...-1 -oz. p-. -- 13
Pears, dried .....-..15-.-. k 20
Peel, citron--...--..-.. --......-. -'.
Peel, lemon ................-. ii 1
Peel. orange-.................. _. I:.
Piveapsple corel, c.tiedl-id.....-..- .
Pinlapple siCes. Crje.ieil......-Ih.. I 3
Pnlines, dried-.. --..... -. -l.I 10
Prunes, tenlderized ...l-.i-lb. 1. -.h. 11
Rals!ns,I-lto:uy!tll.h --.- 7-o.. pkg. 6
Raisins, scedle ----.I..15 tn pk- I.,
RaisRir. seedless. lr.iechtd. 15-os .plg. 12
RaisIns, Sunirnaid 0.. I oz. ;.'i:_ C'!
Ra.isins, table ..---....--- 1-o. fikg- lo
Rlaiains, I hl pson, se,'edlass-...- -..- r,
---------------- ~ si --- -- -- ----
Apples, Deliceus. ----..... ..--- 0
Apples, Grvc-t.stein-------.......... l!,__ 0.
Apples. Joatl i -............ -- lb. t;-
Apples, NMtown Pipphit.... lb..- -;
Apples. Wintip ...---....--- .. 0*-
Bainans--..-.-.---... ..-- ii-.. :' i
Coconuts, dry, large- .... eachst- :
Coconut. water---------...........each..

Grapefruit, Stac.----........._eash_ 'S
Grapefruit, tropical------.. -.. eaih -----
Grapes, Emperor----- .....-. ..- 0
Lemons. States'......-------ach.. 0.
Limes--.... ....------------dozr. -0
Melons, casaba ......------------- b (
Melons. honeydew-.........---- b. 0,8
Melons. Psian.....----........-----lb- OS
Orange, States'. large--......cnn_ 07
Oranges, tropical.-----...--each.------..
Papayas.--.....---------------lb 04
Pears, alligator-----.......------each-----
Peare. select...---...---- .....------
Buttermilk---..--...--..--- ...-t. 13**
Cream..----- ------------..-pvt- 29'
Cream...--------------.----.--.. 5i
8 ream.....---------------------- l*
ream, extra heavy---......- -pt Il'*I
Cream, extra 75
Cream, extra heavy-..-.....- .qt.- 1.45**
Fer-mil-lac.--......-- ...----ot.. 3'i *
Milk, fresh-...--------..........--....-----t-- **
Milk, fresh.--..--------------ci... t 21**
Citrate of magnesia---..-.os. bot.. 121
Ice cream, Individual packets,
with spoon and napkin ....pkt.. 05
Ice cream-....---.-- ..-....t-pt.. 07
Ice cam....---- ...--- .----~D-- '
--------icidifliUS ------
Beans, string, native ..--.......b. 07
Beets -----.......-----.....--..-------....---lbh.. 04
Breadfruits ---------------.each._------
Brussels aprout ...------...----. 14
Cabbage -........... ...-.... b- 03
Cabbage, Costa Rican-...... lb. O. 0.
Carrots..-......-----..--........-----lb 01
Carrots ..----------------bunch.- 0
Cauliflower, large & medium- head ..--.-..
Celery, soup -............-bunch- 03
Celery, States'--.............ead ...--
Chayotes................... lb.- 07 01
Cucumbers.................- b._ 07
Eggplants--..................--lb 10
Endive..................... l---b. 0

Garlic--.....................b I.. 12
Ginger.....................-lb.. 041
Horseradish root, Costa Rican .lb.. 13
Horseradish root, States' 25
Lettuce, States'-..-........head.. 10
Mint---.-----......-..--------..-....bunch.. 03
Mustard 06
Okras,..................... lb. 07
Onions, dry--..................-------------- lb.-_ 02t
Onions, green-............... lb_ 12
Onions, wax 05
arley --....................--lb- 12
Parnips ....................--- Ib.. 06
Peas. green .....--....- ...- lb-. 14
Peppers, green----------..... lb.. 08
Peppers, hot, native--........doz. 05
Plantains_................ each-- O1
Potatoes, baking, Idaho-....- each.- 0
Potatoes, sweet, kiln 05
Potatoes, 01
Radishes, red-............bunch I. 0
Radishes, white ............. lb. 04
Rhubarb................... lb.. 08
Spinach, native.............. --- .
Squash, native...-.......... lb.. 03
Squash, scalloped 06
Tomatoe--..... 0
Turnips ---.................--- lb- 0
Yampies ................... lb_ 03
Yams, negro-.....-.....-...-lb- 05
Yams, white................ lb.- 0.
Yeast-...--............... cake.. 01
Almond paste ............. lb.. 40
Bouillon, beef. Torex .2-o. tube.. 20
Bouillon cubes, beef -..--- tin-_ 13
Bouillor cubes, chicken ------ tin- 14
Codfish, boneless.- ------lb. box.. 24
Codfish, dried, bulk 08
Cream, sou. ..........i-pt. cup.. 12
Crisco, bulk....---.. ........ -lb.. 16
Crisco-................. -lh. tin.. 25
Lard, pure-........-.....2-lb. tin-. 32
Lard, pure. I-lb pkg..........Ill.. I
Nutmargarine, colored-........l-.. 20
Oleomargarine ....--...t-lb. pkk.. 0
Oleomargarine........l-lb. plint.- 15
Shortening, vegetable 10

Heavy type indicates newly added items.
**Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle.
Indicates 3 cents allowed for return of bottle.

Submitted by Charlie Heim

I read the Panama Canal Record from cover to cover each time I receive it.
It brings back fond memories of some wonderful people who lived there
during my early years, especially from 1923 to 1926 in the DeLesseps area.
What a time that was!
My father returned to the Zone in 1923 after an absence of some ten years.
He served six or seven years during the construction days and lived in the
town of Gorgona where my sister Louise was born. I guess he drank too
much Chagres River water and that good old Gorgona Rum, for he stayed
on until he retired.
With my mother pregnant with my brother Bill, my seven sisters and I
arrived on the old ship "ALLIANCE". I can still see my Dad, proud and
excited, as his brood trooped down the gang plank to join him. It took four
carremettas to take us to our new quarters in the Fort DeLesseps area. We
must have looked like the Exodus out of Egypt going down Front Street. We
lived in the old French quarters a group of houses separated from Fort
DeLesseps by an iron fence. All the homes were the same, with a front porch
and a long hall from the front door to the back door, with rooms coming off it.

on the left and right. The maid's quarters were in the back yard. IfI recall
correctly, there were about six of these homes, as well as the French
Legation and the house where the Wertz family lived.
There were coal stoves to cook on, the coal being delivered free and put in a
large box in the back yard. Can you imagine what a housewife had to go
through with that heat and humidity in preparing a meal, especially for a
family the size of ours?
Besides the Wertz family, our neighbors were the Barrys', Fultons',
Bangs', Asensios', and Lyons'. We had quite a gang, composed of my
dear friend Bert Asensio; Johnny Lyons and his two sisters; the Heim
girls; the Barry girls, and of course that wonderful Wertz family.
It was a wonderful time for a little boy, being near the Washington Hotel
and its long line of carramettas lined up at the gate, waiting for a call from
the tourists registered there. There wasn't a coachie I didn't know. I
remember the many times my father would come and drag me home from
the stables where I would be eating rice and beans with my favorite coachie
named Charlie. Charlie would let me ride with him and even allow me to
take over the reins once in a while. I was so proud, and what a show-off I was
when permitted that great pleasure.
Every day was a new adventure and so great a time for a small boy. There
was daily swimming at the Washington Hotel pool, and the beautiful sound
of the bugle at Fort DeLesseps playing reveille when raising the colors at
dawn, and taps at bed time.
The ferry ran from Fort DeLesseps to Fort Sherman across the bay. We
kids knew all the crew and would get rides to Fort Sherman. On Saturday,
we would catch a ride on the ferry and eat with the soldiers in their mess
halls in Fort Sherman. The men there always made us feel welcome and
what a time we had.
Then there was the DeLesseps park in Colon, adjacent to our little
community. It was a pretty little park, with the shady trees and many
benches. The Bombero Band played there on Sunday evenings.
Towards this lovely park was the Washington Hotel, and at the other end
was the Universal Bar, on the famous Bottle Alley side. Years later, Bert
Asensio was asked a question on a High School exam for Shop: "Where is
the universal joint?" He replied: "Third and Bottle Alley". Needless to say,
Mr. Meyer didn't think that was too funny.
Then there was the walk to the old school on Colon Beach. We would walk
past the back of the Washington Hotel, down the walk past Stilson's
hardware store where Bert Asensio and I swept the floors on Saturdays for
five cents apiece; then on past the teachers quarters, named after the three
assassinated presidents, Garfield, Lincoln and McKinley. I can remember
the name of one teacher. I think it was in the third grade and her name was
Miss Good. I thought at even my tender age, that she was misnamed.
Perry Washabaugh's mother was a substitute teacher almost all through
my formative years. She was a very lovely lady, but as I remember, pretty
Across from the old school was a three story apartment building, and had
a name I can't remember now, but in it lived the Starkes' (Carl) and his
two lovely sisters; the Tucks (Wasn't Viola a beauty?) the Durhams',
Eddie, Barbara and Carmen (that Carmen was another beauty); the

the John Hearns, his brothers and sisters, and in a small house adjacent
to this building lived the Kleefkins. Who could ever forget that wonderful
man, Dr. Gilder, who lived in the doctor's quarters for Colon Hospital? He
delivered both my children, Carole and Bill, and many others living today.
I could go on for reams of paper telling of all the things I remember of the
Canal Zone, but for the present, let this suffice.

By Henry T. Leisy

After the page 32 September Canal Record write-up, I thought it only
appropriate to add a bit of nostalgia even if a bit foggy.
In about the mid-thirty's, our late Buck Lockridge left Peter Mike
heading towards the Casa Grande (Administration Building). In the
transition period, he hinted to me to "pour on the swimming". The next day
we started the "Rio Wetback Syndrome". As the families of Special
Engineers came in with a host of dry-back kids, I recall that 29 earned the
Red Cross Beginners Badge in the first year, and somewhat later won the
All Canal Zone Elementary School title, even over the famous Henry
Grieser Gamboa Junior Swim Group.
Along comes baby Dabby Dickson, making headlines. As rumored, he
learned to swim before he could walk! Controversy arose where he had his
first bath and that he should come in at half price, but the Governor needed
the nickles. Good old Sam Brathwaite, the attendant, never missed a dime
Dabby's sister offered at the window.
At Pedro Miguel, swim honors went far back as Adelaide Lambert, who
was the first Canal Zone Olympic swimmer. She was later followed by
Balboa's Josephine McKim, Taylor Drysdale, and later Alan Ford
who broke Johnny Weismuller's twenty year World's Record in the 100 yd.
free style. Alan eventually won a scholarship to Yale and West Point. He
finally attended Yale, where he became a star and a potential Olympic
I also recall Donna Dickson who was a top swimmer in the Canal Zone.
Her hair being blond, always turned green from the chlorine in the pool!
And then there was the unbeatable Dick Mallett, who upped for an Ohio
State swimming scholarship.
On ceasing operations, the Pedro Miguel Civic Council voted that the
Treasurer, the late Harry Corn, pass a nice sizable pot to good old Sam
Brathwaite, the attendant, in recognition of his superb cheerfulness in his
duties, and for never missing a day, and with no such thing as a vacation.


Ellen E. Johnson, Alpine, CA writes that our members would probably
find the article interesting on Toboga, Morro Island and the Pacific Steam
Navigation Company she wrote while taking a course at the Canal Zone

Junior College before retiring in 1975. The course was taught by Rogelio
Alfaro, son of Ricardo Alfaro who was one of Panama's distinguished

"Introduction to the Culture of Panama" Term Paper by ELLEN E.
Twelve nautical miles from Panama City lies the beautiful island of
Taboga. Balboa is believed to be the first Spaniard to set foot on Taboga
which he named St. Peter's Island. However it eventually reverted to the
name of Taboga, an Indian name of the ruling chief or cacique. A Spanish
colonial settlement grew up on the island and during the Spanish conquest
the original inhabitants were practically eliminated. When Charles V. put
an end to slavery by decree, a small number of slaves became settlers of
In 1524 a new village was founded by Padre Hernando de Luque who at
the time was dean of the Panama Cathedral. It was Padre Luque who
provided funds and blest Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro before
they left for the conquest of Peru. During the 16th century Taboga and its
surrounding islands supplied provisions for Panama City. Here galleons
for the conquest of Peru were built and these same ships returned laden with
gold treasure where it was unloaded and sent over land to the Atlantic Coast
to be shipped from there to Spain. During these colonial times Taboga
became a refuge for Panama City residents to escape the city's heat and a
place to go during epidemics on the mainland. Father Luque also found the
soil of Taboga well suited to growing fruits and vegetables especially
pineapples and to this day Panama's best pineapples are grown on
Taboga's slopes. The highest point on the island is called Picacho del Vigia
and there a spring-fed pool is located called "The Bishop's Pool" in memory
of Father Luque. Today a modern aid to aerial navigation is installed at
Picacho del Vigia which guides all incoming aircraft.
Morro Island, a small rocky islet, is joined to Taboga by a sandbar visible
only at low tide. It was once called El Morro and the Spanish established a
fort on the island near the end of the 17th century to defend Taboga. El
Morro had 3 cannons manned by 10 Spanish soldiers who fought off attacks
by John Illingsworth in 1819. During a second attack however, Taboga was
taken by the invaders and the natives fled to the hills. During this attack
three of the invaders were killed and were buried by the villagers. Their
graves were marked by wooden crosses, later to be replaced by iron crosses
embedded in mortar. Supposedly candles are still lighted at these graves by
some of the Taboganos.
Up until the invention in 1807 of Fulton's steam boat, ships plying the
oceans were dependent on sail. A Massachusetts-born man named William
Wheelwright is credited with the formation of the Pacific Steam Navigation
Company which was founded in 1836. Wheelwright, who went to sea at an
early age, had travelled extensively on both coasts of South America,
crossing the Isthmus by land many times, and had been in business in Chile
and Peru. This foresighted man, recognizing the advantages of steam-

powered ships, and backed by mercantile companies in Chile and Peru,
interested English financeers in building steam vessels. Several were built
and a thriving trade grew up. One newspaper of the time stated "No part of
the world is better calculated for steam navigation than the shores of the
Pacific. The distance from Valparaiso to Panama is about 7,500 miles. The
coast embraces a population of upwards of 4,000,000. Land
communications is everywhere difficult and in many places impractical
and navigation by sailing vessels is tedious and uncertain at every season,
notwithstanding which the number of persons travelling amounts to 9,000
annually. On the other hand a bold clear coast, numerous and always
accessible harbours, prevailing south winds generally light, and almost
invariably a smooth sea, are all circumstances in favor of steam
navigation. Voyages now taking 20 to 25 days may be accomplished by
steam in 40 to 50 hours.
"Her Majesty's Government having determined to establish steam
packets between England and the West Indies, these two proposed plans
will together ensure a greatly accelerated communication between Europe
and the western coast of South America. The voyage to Lima will then, by
the Isthmus of Panama, be reduced to about 30 days, by Cape Horn it
occupies 4 months."
By 1852 the Company, which had been closely connected with the Royal
Steam Packet Company, was approached by the latter regarding a
proposed service between Panama and Sydney, Australia. As a result a new
packet company was formed designated the Australian Pacific Mail Steam
Packet Company. The Pacific Steam Navigation Company were appointed
managers and for that purpose moved their headquarters from Callao to
Panama where they laid down large stocks of coal. This venture failed due
to disagreements between the two companies and Pacific Steam eventually
sold the coal.
In the meantime Panama had developed into a most important point in
the Company's sphere of operations. Taboga harbour offered a snug
mooring, fresh water and supplies for vessels plying the Pacific. Morro
Island was purchased in 1859 in addition to a small portion of Taboga
purchased in 1866. Up until 1940 the company still owned this property and
the PSNC was unique in being the only steamship concern in possession of
island territory with monarchical rights. The company aware of the
abundant of supplies, potable water and general healthy conditions on the
island, built work shops, a ship repair facility, supply stores and a coaling
station. Hundreds of Irishmen were brought over to work. At that time
Taboga was seat of government for all the islands in the Gulf of Panama
including the Perlas. While the PSNC occupied Morro an era of prosperity
was enjoyed. Ships of many nations stopped at the PSNC coal houses and
machine shops where they took on or unloaded Welsh coal, medicines and
other necessities. A Scotch woman who lived there is supposed to have
bottled these patent medicines. Bottles are still found on and around Morro
which once held such things as castor oil, soda water and spirits. Some of
these bottles were used as ballast in ships coming from England and
Morro Island was described as "The New Brighton of Panama," Brighton
being a famous English seaside resort, by one Lady Emmeline Stuart-

Wortley, who visited it in 1850 as a passenger on the S.S. Bolivia. One of the
company's pursers, a Mr. Bidwell, was appointed agent and after years of
faithful service he was ultimately appointed British Consul. Another
personality, popular with co-employees and passengers alike was Dr.
MacDowell who was medical officer on Morro Island for many years. His
services were necessitated by the number of workmen and their families
who worked in the company's stores and warehouses. Dr. MacDowell lived
in a vine-covered cottage on the top of Morro, overlooking the workshops
and had a lovely vista of sea and land. A Mr. W.G. Sealey was supervisor of
the Company's offices at Morro. A lithograph print of Morro circa 1860
shows numerous neat frame dwellings scattered on Morro's hillside and one
can imagine that life must have been very pleasant for the residents. There
is a small cemetery over the crest of Morro's highest point, facing toward
Balboa, wherein lie several seamen and ships captains who died there
during those years.
From the date of its inauguration in 1840 Pacific Steam Navigation
Company's west coast services to Panama had improved in frequency and
regularity, contributing substantially to the growing traffic in passengers,
specie and freight across the Isthmus. When the Panama Railroad was
completed, it quite naturally reaped the benefits of the business built up by
the English concern. In 1860 a temporary agreement was made with the
Panama Railroad Co. for conveyance of through traffic to the coast. An ad
in a Liverpool paper read: "Goods can be shipped by steamer from Liverpool
under through bill of lading via PSNC's vessels between Panama and
Valparaiso at reduced rates."
As the Pacific coast areas of the United States became settled, the
Panama Railroad soon began to derive a much larger revenue from
passengers and immigrants travelling from the Atlantic coast via Panama
to California. With this expanding traffic in it's hands the Panama
Railroad began charging a higher rate for passengers and freight than it
had with previous arrangements with the Pacific Steam Navigation
Company. The account books of the period contain many references to the
disparity of the division of such through rates.
At that time the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad companies
were constructing railroads across the United States which when
completed would eliminate the need for travel by way of Panama.
Col. A. J. Center, PRR Superintendent at Panama, had been receiving
complaints from PSNC as to the unsatisfactory division of rates on traffic
using the railroad enroute to and from South America and that the railroad
facilities did not accord with the steamship company's rapidly increasing
business. Col. Center went to Callao to discuss the situation with the
PSNC's west coast manager, George Petrie. There an agreement was
reached whereby the railroad would get 1/3, Royal Mail 1/3 and Pacific
Steam Co. 1/3.
At that period PSNC had a fleet of 12 vessels making semi-monthly
voyages between Valparaiso and Panama and one American writer stated
the company was "one of the best-managed and most prosperous cor-
porations in the world."
Highly satisfied with the agreement he made with George Petrie, Col.
Center went to New York and put it before the railroad's directors. He

pointed out that Petrie stated emphatically that unless an agreement could
be reached that was permanent and equitable, PSNC would build larger
steamers for a fast direct line to Europe via the Straits of Magellan and cut
out their Panama service entirely. The board of directors rejected the
proposal and insisted on the lion's share of the through rates. They were to
regret this.
More steamships were constructed and put into service and by 1868 a
direct service between Great Britain and the Pacific Coast of South America
was inaugurated and the Panama Railroad lost a vast amount of traffic
from South America at a time which coincided with the completion of the
Transcontinental railroad in the United States.
PSNC was now rapidly transformed from a far-flung coastal line to one of
Britain's leading steamship organizations operating on a vitally important
ocean highway. Contracts were affected for mail, freight and passenger
service to South America and the Orient and as a result of this almost the
entire facilities of PSNC was moved from Morro back to Callao which
became their headquarters.
The company continued to expand and eventually made the transition
from coal-burning ships to fuel oil and internal combustion engines. Luxury
liners like the Reina del Pacifico were added to her fleet. The company
naturally suffered some reverses through the years including ship wrecks
and financial difficulties but today it still plays a vital role in world
After Morro Island was abandoned by PSNC the buildings gradually
disappeared as the jungle encroached, however the foundations may still be
seen today if one climbs the trails. Until recently pieces of machinery and
remnants of steel pilings could still be seen along the rocky shores. During
the 20's and early 30's there was a camp for Girl Reserves on the island.
During WW II, the U.S. Navy built a training base for "mosquito boats" on
Morro from whence the officers and sailors proceeded to the Pacific theatre
of war. I have heard that John F. Kennedy trained at Morro but there is no
verification of this.
There was a proposed plan to build a hotel complex on Morro to include 55
modem cabins as an addition to the present Hotel Taboga. It was to have
been administered by the Hyatt International Hotel chain. To date this has
not materialized.
Now owned by the Panamanian government under the auspices of IPAT,
today Morro Island lies tranquilly off shore of Taboga basking in the
tropic sun and there scarce remains a sign of it's distinguished place in
Panama's history.
References: Panama Canal Reviews. Steam Conquers The Pacific -
Arthur C. Wardle (Hodder & Stoughton, St. Paul's House, London 1940).

"FROSTED" YELLOW RIBBONS? .. .Hope Jack Frost didn't touch
with his unwelcome wand, the young oak tree almost completely covered
with yellow ribbons for the Hostages, along with prayers for their release. It
is a newly planted little tree on Prudence Drive Circle, Kensington Park,
and since before Christmas neighbors have daily visited the symbolic

planting and each hung a yellow ribbon ... the color of Light, Sunshine,
Warmth, Hope and Happiness.
Mr. and Mrs. Colonel Corbett, a few doors away donated the tree. It seems
that a neighbor, Ramona Barnes, first started the idea of a community tree
by tying a yellow ribbon on a little oak tree in her front yard early in
December as a Memory Tree for the Hostages. Then a bolt of yellow ribbon
was donated and pieces clipped for area families to tie on the community
tree. On my last visit to see that little oak, I found over 500 yellow ribbons
fluttering in the breeze. The neighborhood's theme song? "Tie a Yellow
Ribbon on the Young Oak Tree."
One of the most ardent ribbon-tying couples are Margarita and William
Dixon who moved here five years ago from 31 years residence in the
Panama Canal Zone. Now retired, they are active in the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, headquartered in St. Petersburg. "We meet once a month
and there are about 35 families from the Canal Zone living right here in
Kensington Park and over 60 families in the Sarasota area who attend the
meetings," declared Mrs. Dixon. For seven years during her residence in the
Zone, she taught at the Fort Davis Elementary School on that army base.
During the Christmas holidays the Dixons held an Open House at their
Prudence Drive address, for over a hundred fellow members of the Panama
Canal Society as their guests.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune January 17, 1981
The knots that tightly held in captivity yellow ribbons about town,
symbolic of the holding of the hostages, are now cut loose. The little oak tree
we told you about that had so many yellow strands hanging from its
branches there in Prudence Circle, Kensington Park, is now as Nature
intended it before mankind honored it so symbolically. The wide yellow
band tied about the lamppost corner of Main and Central, at Five Points, by
this time doubtless is gone. Faith and prayers are still in keeping a the fine
people who have returned from their ordeal try to take up some semblance of
their former lives. Sarasota Herald-Tribune January 25, 1981
By Helen Griffith

NEWS CONDENSED from The Panama Canal Spillway in part -
dates appearing after each article for your information.
***A recent change in procedure will make it easier for house guests of
Commission employees to comply with Panamanian immigration
regulations. Visitors staying more than 30 days may now extend their
tourist cards or visas and obtain exit permits at offices located in Bldg. 5051-
X in Diablo (the old clubhouse) open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru
Friday, and in Bldg. 6092 in Ciudad Arco Iris (formerly Rainbow City) open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. To extend these documents, the
visitor must go in person with the tourist card or visa and passport, three
passport sized photos, the return ticket and a visitor's card to the Panama
immigration office. The cost is $2.
***Howard E. Perkins has been promoted to Asst. Principal of Cristobal
Junior Senior High School. Perkins comes from Yerington, Nevada and
came to the Isthmus in 1976 to teach industrial arts at Curundu Junior High
... 11/7/80

***Since February 1980, when INTEL introduced International Direct
Distance Dialing to Panama, most callers in the States have been able to
dial there direct, including making collect calls. Any household that accepts
the charges is billed by INTEL for the collect call. Outgoing long distance
calls however, cannot be dialed direct from Commission phones except for
those placed collect. In order to place a non-collect call to the States, the
subscriber needs an INTEL credit card. Under a new provision recently
signed by the United States and Panama, INTEL is exempting
Commission employees from a recently instituted $150 deposit and is
considering charging an annual $10 handling fee to all its customers.
***In recognition of the dramatic changes that have taken place since
October 1, 1979 in Commission communities on the Atlantic side and in
Gamboa, the Board of Directors has approved an adjustment of 28% in the
current rental rates for these areas.
***A former Panama Canal employee, Edward W. Scott, was among
forty-nine U.S. Government managers who were selected to receive the
rank of "Distinguished Executive" and were honored at a White House
ceremony in September. Scott, who was born in Panama and graduated
from Balboa High School, worked in the Panama Canal Company
Personnel Bureau from 1962 until 1967. He is presently the Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Administration for the Department of
Transportation in Washington, D.C.... 11/14/80
***Effective in November 1980, all voluntary resignations and applications
for retirement submitted by employees will be binding and cannot be
withdrawn, according to the Personnel Director. This temporary measure is
necessary to curb the disruption of work flow at a time when the
Commission is preparing for a limitation on employment expected in
January. In the past, the policy was to permit an employee to reconsider and
withdraw his or her resignation at any time prior to the effective date.
***The U.S. and Panamanian authorities have coordinated efforts to crack
down on contraband activities which were becoming an increasingly
serious problem both to the private business sector in Panama and to
exchange and commissary customers. Since January of 1980, the military's
Contraband Section has made over 217 arrests and of this number, 92 were
Commission employees or their dependents. Panama has recently added
more special agents to its force in an effort to halt contraband..... 11/21/80
***Ships in Gatun Lake anchorage will now have about 35% more room
thanks to a project just completed by the Engineering and Construction and
Marine bureaus. The 780 acre area of the anchorage was increased by about
270 acres by removing the standing dead trees that were submerged when
Gatun Lake filled. Pete Jorgensen, the project engineer estimated that
8000 lbs of dynamite were used to remove the trees at 45 to 50 feet below the
lake surface.
***Due to the surge of traffic arriving at the Canal in recent months and the
increase in the number of larger ships bulk carriers and oil tankers a
backlog of vessels waiting to transit the waterway reached a peak of 182
vessels in mid-October. Coping with the extra heavy workload, the pilot
force and other members of the Commission's work force involved have, as
of this writing, reduced the backlog to 96 ships. Secretary of the Army
Michael Blumenfeld extended his congratulations to the Commission's

work force through a letter to Administrator D. P. McAuliffe.
***Dan Jenkins, a former officer in the Police Division who was once also
an employee of the Schools Division recreation program has won the race
for the Senate District 7 seat in Duval County, Florida, which includes
Jacksonville, the state's largest city. Born in Los Angeles, Jenkins came to
the Isthmus when he was in seventh grade and attended Balboa High
School until his junior year. After a year in the U.S. he came back to
Panama and attended C.Z. Junior College. A sister, Joella Deakins, lives
in Gamboa with her husband Randall, a tugboat engineer, and their three
children .. 11/28/80
***Copies of records and other documents relating to births, deaths,
marriages and adoptions in the former Canal Zone may be obtained from
the Vital Statistics Office in Building 5140, Diablo Heights. Applications
for these documents are available at the Vital Statistic Office and at the
Medical Records section of Coco Solo Hospital. They may also be mailed to
anyone by calling 52-7854. Copies of marriage certificates are $1 and all
other documents are $2.
***Commission employees and their dependents who plan to take home
leave at Commission expense this coming summer will be required to use
the scheduled charter flights and to coordinate their leave to fit these flights
to and from the United States. Severe hardship cases may submit a letter of
exception. An alternate to travel by air, 12 passenger spaces on the S.S.
Cristobal is available. A drawing for spaces will be held two months in
advance of sailing.
***Cadet David Derrick, at Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky,
recently received a Distinguished Military Certificate from the university.
Cadet Derrick won this distinction by ranking in the top one-third of his
ROTC class and by demonstrating outstanding initiative, leadership and
overall academic excellence. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J.
Derrick of Balboa.... 12/5/80
***Final contribution figures for the Panama Canal Commission for the
1981 Panama Canal Area Combined Federal Campaign show that the
employees pledged $147,496.20 or 105.4% of their goal. .. .12/12/80
***Water hyacinths, water lettuce and hydrilla and other troublesome
forms of vegetation have been flushed from the Chagres River by spilling
operations at Madden Dam. This periodic controlled flushing also prevents
acres of the plants from being washed into the Canal by an unexpected flood
in the river. The current created by this discharged water, spilling
approximately 58,000 cubic feet per second into the Chargres River, was
great enough to sweep an estimated 110 to 120 acres of vegetation down the
river where it was contained by a log boom just above the Gamboa Bridge. A
huge mechanical rake, designed by the Dredging Division was used to clear
out the plants entrapped behind the log boom, which are then left to dry and
***The official history of the treaty transition years are to be recorded by the
Commission's historian. The history will record the significant events of
the treaty planning period, treaty implementation, and the 30 month
transition period.... 12/19/80
***The Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980 signed by President Carter on
December 5th eliminated the so called "lookback" benefits that allowed

federal employees to retire and receive the benefits of the last COLA. The
bill however, allows an extension of 45 days beyond the date the bill was
signed into law for the "lookback" provision. The Act also prorates initial
annuity raises after retirement, retroactive to last September 1. New retirees
will receive one-sixth of the amount of their next annuity raise for each
month they have been on the retirement rolls 12/24/80
***The Penitentiary at Gamboa was turned over to Panama on December
31, 1980. The early turnover of the facility, 21 months before it was
programmed, reflected the close cooperation between the Commission and
the Panama Government. It was to have been turned over to Panama three
years after the treaty went into effect. The Prisoner Exchange Treaty placed
all the convicted felons serving sentence under the authority of the United
States Bureau of Prisons; therefore the Panama Canal commission no
longer had need of the facility. During the interim period between the end of
September, when the prisoner exchange was completed, and December 31,
1980, the Commission's Police Division kept a skeleton force at the
penetentiary to maintain the property and its grounds 1/9/81
***Two of the major events in the treaty timetable which will be reached on
March 31, 1982, the end of the 30 month transition period, are the
disestablishment of the U.S. District Court and magistrates courts, and the
termination of the Panama Canal Commission Police Division. After
March 31,1981, Panama's Guardia Nacional will be patrolling Commission
housing areas. Combined patrols by U.S. military police and members of
the Guardia Nacional in Military Areas of Coordination will continue until
the expiration of the Panama Canal Treaty.
Jurisdiction over criminal cases in court also terminates on March 31,
1982. Thereafter, U.S. citizens are guaranteed a number of procedural
guarantees accorded in the treaty documents, which include the entitlement
of the services of an interpreter; the presence of a representative of the
United States at the trial; pretrial custodial release to the United States in
many cases, and other protections.
***The Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Commission met for the
fourth time at Balboa Heights. Discussions centered on personnel matters;
the wage base; guidelines for employment, and COLA for residents of
former Latin American communities. Also discussed was a bilingual seal
for the Panama Canal Commission and the deactivation of the SS
Cristobal by October 1, 1981. The Board authorized the Administrator to
contract for Commission shipping services from the Military Command.
***Robert D. Donaldson has been promoted to the Chief of the Canal's
Engineering Division. He assumed his new duties last week, succeeding
Robert J. Risberg, who has retired following a Canal career of nearly 33
years.... 1/23/81

Retirements ...
1980 Division Years
Mr. Reynold G. Alberts 7/26 Administrative Serv. 23
Mr. Raymond Elwood Allen 6/28 Canal Support 25
Mr. Richard Maurice Andrews 7/12 Transit Operations 18
Mr. Kenneth Royce Atkinson 6/28 Electrical 29
Mr. Jacob Conn Baker 11/14 Marine Bureau Admes. 22

Mr. Adolph Belden
Mr. Edward Hartman Bensen
Mrs. Anna M. Bolt
Mr. Robert J. Byrne
Mrs. Mayra I. Carattini
Mrs. Shirley A. Cavanaugh
Mr. William Regis Carlin Jr.
Mrs. Sarah Dew Cheney
Mr. Jesse D. Collins Jr.
Mr. Richard Michael Conover
Mr. William Henry Cox
Mr. Charles W. Crane
Mr. Efrain De Jesus
Mr. Joseph F. Dolan
Capt. John W. Farmer
Mr. Edward Andrew Galuska
Mrs. Anna H. Hernandez
Mr. Laurel L. Highley
Mr. Robert L. Hummer
Mr. Eric L. Isenberg
Mr. Maurice S. Kelleher
Lt. Richard H. Kinsey
Mr. Richard E. Kresge
Mr. Peter S. Lang
Mr. Samuel Londynsky
Mr. Homer L. Marcum
Mr. Melvin L. Menges
Mr. Raymond M. Murphy
Mrs. Alice F. Myers
Mr. Barney James Norton Jr.
Mr. Leonardo Walters-O'Neill
Mrs. Manuelita O. O'Sullivan
Mr. Bobby S. Parker
Mr. Robert W. Parker
Mrs. Barbara Denier Peterson
Mr. Charles E. Phelps
Mr. Norman L. Randall Jr.
Mr. Vincent DePaul Ridge
Miss Elizabeth A. Rose
Mr. Chester W. Shepard Jr.
Mr. James Williams Shobe
Mr. Richard R. Slobig
Mr. William E. Standford
Mr. Ralph L. Stinson Jr.
Mr. Charles M. Swisher
Mr. John S. Taylor Jr.
Mrs. Lois K. Thomas
Capt. Robert Daniel Valentine
Mrs. Jane S. Vollmert
Mr. Cliton Wallace V.
Capt. John M. Waters
Mr. Gerald Welch J.
Mr. Donald A. Yerxa


Water Transportation
Marine Bureau Locks
Office of Public Info.
Administrative Serv.
Office of Financial Mngt.
Transit Operations
Office of Personnel Adm.
Canal Protection
Administrative Serv.
Transit Operations
Office of Equal Oppor.
Canal Protection
Transit Operations
Motor Transportation
Community Servs.
Administrative Serv.
Transit Operations
Motor Transportation
Construction Management
Engineering and Constr.
Financial Planning
Community Servs.
Data Processing Systems
Canal Support
Administrative Servs.
Transit Operations
Div. of Storehouses
Canal Support
Transit Operations
Off. Executive Planning



Molly Ann Journey ofPoulsbo, WA, and James T. Sullivan of Seattle,
were wed at St. Olaf's Catholic Church in Poulsbo on November 28, 1980.
The bride is the daughter of Bud and Harriet Journey of Poulsbo. She
attended North Kitsap High School and currently attends Shoreline
Community College in Seattle. The groom, son of Mrs. Celestia Sullivan
and the late Dr. John L. Sullivan of
Edmonds, is a 1978 graduate of the
j- University of Washington, where he
earned a bachelor's degree in
accounting. He is employed by
Arthur Young and Co. Public
Accountants. The Rev. Richard J.
Gallagher officiated at the
ceremony. Karen Davis Pyeatt,
formerly of the Canal Zone, cousin
of the bride, was matron of honor.
Best man was Robert H. Baily. A
reception was held at the home of
the bride's parents. The couple spent
Mr. & Mrs. James T. Sullivan their honeymoon in San Francisco,
and are making their home in
Seattle. Molly Ann, born in the Canal Zone, is the granddaughter of the late
Marione Kenney Campbell and Ewing C. Journey; great-great-
granddaughter of Michael Kenney, who worked under the Isthmian Canal
Commission, and Molly U. Kenney Johnson. Molly is a fourth-generation
Canal Zoner. Her maternal grandparents are Laura and the late Andrew
Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska.
Maurine McDougal and Randy Rollo, were married on Saturday,
January 10, 1981, in Houston, Texas. Maurine is the daughter of Bill and
Helen Ray McDougal and granddaughter of Lou and Myrtle Souder.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus C. O'Neal of Titusville, Florida, announce the
marriage of their daughter Alice Amelia to Mr. William A. Grove, Jr. on
Saturday, August 13, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sonya Drew and Stephen Askew were married November 29, 1980, in
the garden of the bride's home in Tampa. The bride's attendants were her
two sisters and her two nieces. The groom was attended by Frank Sharp as
best man and by his brother, Captain Robert Askew. Several days later
they drove to Atlanta where they were joined by Bob and Maureen for a
skiing trip to Boone, N.C. Sonya and Steve are now at home in Clearwater.
The bride's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drew of Tampa and the
groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Askew of St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen K. Miller of Sarasota announce the marriage of their
daughter, Martha K. Young of Portland, OR to Dr. Dale D. Hoskins of
Portland on November 26, 1980. Martha's sister, Marjorie J. Scheiwe of
Colorado Springs, CO, attended the ceremony.
Dr. Hoskins received a Fellowship to study at the University of Sydney,

Australia for a year. The couple are residing at 1/80 Coogee NSW Australia
2034 until January 1982.
Donna Lee Parents and Mahlon S. Knox were married on his
birthday, January 10, 1981, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Dorothy H.
Knox, in Sarasota, FL.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Parents of Bradenton,
FL. The groom is the son of Mrs. Dorothy Knox and the late Robert S. Knox,
and the grandson of Mrs. Florence Harrison of Palmetto, FL.
Following a reception for thirty guests at the family home, the couple left
for a honeymoon in Ft. Lauderdale and will reside at 2977 Poplar Street,
Sarasota on their return.
Judith Suzanne Beeman and William Henry Graham were married
November 22, 1980, at First United Church, Olympia, Washington. The
bride is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Paul J. Beeman and the groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Graham, Kerrville, Texas.
The bride entered on the arm of
her father, then he donned his pulpit
gown and stole and officiated in the
ceremony which he had written as
a gift to his daughter. Following a
reception in the great hall of the
church, the couple left for a brief
wedding trip to Kalaloch Lodge.
The bride is a graduate of
Olympia High School and the
University of Puget Sound where
she affiliated with Pi Beta Phi
sorority. She is Recreation Leader
for the city of Olympia Parks and Mr. & Mrs. William Henry Graham
Recreation Department. The groom is a graduate of Cristobal High
School; received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston; his
MBA from City College, Seattle. He is employed by the Washington State
Planning and Community Affairs Agency.
Among those attending the wedding were the groom's parents, Bill and
Sue Graham, also his sister, Mrs. Larry T. Day (Donna Marie) of Dallas, TX;
and his cousins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forsythe, Rancho Cordova, CA,
formerly of Gatun, CZ.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Dube of Clearwater, FL proudly announce the birth
of their grandson Frederick Brian, born December 28, 1980, weighing in
at 8 lbs. 14-1/2 ozs., at Homestead, FL. Frederick is the first child of
Frederick B. and Bonnie Dube. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Weaklend of Euclid, OH.

Philip William Newland, the son of Robert and Sande Schmitt
Newman was born September 29, 1980, weight 5 lbs. 8 oz. He is the
grandson of Barbara Hutchings Schmitt and the late Bill Schmitt of the
Chase Bank in Balboa and the great-grandson of Mrs. A.D. Hutchings of Ft.
Lauderdale, FL.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Parker of Ocala, FL announce the birth of their
second grandchild, Justin Philip Deering, born November 18, 1980.
Justin is also welcomed by his 2 year old sister Vanessa Diane. Proud
parents are former Jackie Parker of Margarita, CZ and Walter Deering
of Brewster, NY, now currently residing in Redondo Beach, CA.

Timothy William Stoner Anderson, born December 25,1980, weight 8
lbs, 14 oz. Grandson of Bill and Helen Ray McDougal, great-grandson of
Lou and Myrtle Souder. What a wonderful Christmas present, and now
sister, Jodie, age 26 months has a playmate.

Richard and Diane (Haky) Joliffe of Beltsville, Md., announce the
birth of their first child, a daughter, Michelle Marie, on November 16,
1980. The maternal grandparents are Marie and the late John Haky of
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Rayne Gregg Brown, 7 lbs., 6 oz., born to Dr. Clayton and Marian
Lynn (Gregg) Brown, at 6:05 p.m., January 6, 1981, at Lakeside Hospital,
New Orleans, joins his sister, Carlye Gregg Brown. Maternal grand-
parents are Gene and Marian Gregg of Mandeville, LA.

Emily and Boyd Ferry of RD 5 Wellsboro, Pa. proudly announce the birth
of their first grandchild, Rebecca Abigail Ruth Bockus, born June 6,
1980. The parents are John and Joanne Ferry Bockus (BHS class of
1970) of Wellsboro, PA.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Jones (Doris Marchuck) announce the
birth of their daughter, Amanda Leigh, on August 7, 1980. The maternal
grandparents are Helen Marchuck and the late James A. Marchuck of W.
Palm Beach, FL.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy L. Humphrey of Fort Dodge, IA are proud to
announce the birth of their first great grandchild, Mindi Sue, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Randy Hanna on October 13, 1980.
Mrs. Hanna, the former Laura Humphrey, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Duane L. Humphrey, Fort Dodge. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Hanna, Fort Dodge.

Mrs. Irma (Fayard) Wicks of Pensacola, FL is receiving congratula-
tions on the birth of her first grandchild, born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wansley on December 27, 1980 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. The
baby, who has been named William Agustus, weighed 9 lbs., 5-1/2 ozs.
Mrs. Wansley is the former Vicki Wicks, daughter of Mrs. Wicks and the
late Clifford C. Wicks. paternal grandparents are L.J. and Betty Jarreau of
Jackson, MI. Mr. Wansley is Supervisor of Oil Rigs with Movable Off Shore

Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Colorni (Barbara Detamore) announce the
birth of a son Eyal on November 22, 1980 in Eilat, Israel. Maternal
grandparents are Jerry and Pat Detamore of Ellenwood, Georgia. Paternal
grandparents are Vittore and Alda Colorni of Mantova, Italy.
Bill and Jackie (Bunker) Knowlton are the proud parents of a
beautiful little girl, Jessie Lucille, born December 13, 1980. Grandparents
are Jesse (Jack) and Lucille Bunker, Vancouver, WA and Ivah Knowlton of
Butte, MT. Great grandmothers are Myrtle Bunker of Winston-Salem, NC
and Lois Hamilton, Vancouver, WA. The Knowltons live in Lake Oswego,
Mr. and Mrs. William Catron of Davie, FL announce the birth of their
first child, Glenda Marie, December 4, 1980. The maternal grandparent is
Mrs. E. Tom Harper of Holiday, FL. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. James O. Catron of Aiken, SC.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Collins of St. Petersburg announce the birth of their
fourth grandson, Ryan Charles born on January 25,1981. Proud parents
are Jennifer (Collins) and Dale O. Thomas of Troy, MI. Ryan is
welcomed by his two brothers Brent and David. Maternal great
grandmother is Mrs. John J. Kotalik of Jacksonville, FL.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Highley of Balboa are the proud parents of a baby
girl, Summer Annette who was born Sunday, October 5, 1980. She
weighed in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. The grandparents are Mrs. Juanita Hall of
Greenbrier, TN. and Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Highley of Dothan, AL., formerly
of Margarita, Canal Zone. Great grandmothers are Mrs. G.W. Crutcher of
Greenbrier, TV. and Mrs. Eunice Willett of Elizabethtown, KY.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner (Bud) Harris of Dothan, Alabama announce the
birth of a lovely red-headed granddaughter, Mary Eileen. She weighed
8 lbs. 8 oz. Mary Eileen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harris of
Dothan. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Bishop of St.
Ignace, Michigan.
With considerable pride, Mrs. Audra C. bougan announces the births of
two great-grandchildren.
Erin Catherine Cleaveland was born to Mr. and Mrs. (Kathleen
Bryant) James Douglas Cleaveland on December 16, 1979, in
Chilicothe, Missouri. The family is now residing in Athens, Texas.
William Louis Bryant was born to Mr. and Mrs. (Mary Pat O'Neifl)
R. Eric Bryant on December 27, 1979 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where his
father is training to be a dental technician.

With Deep Sorrow
Mrs. Mildred Agee, member, 69, of Kerrville, TX, died on January 8,
1981. She lived in the Canal Zone on the Atlantic side for many years and
moved to Kerrville with her husband, James E. about 8 years ago. In
addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carol
Hellmuns of Austin; two sisters, and a brother.

Mrs. Dolores Walters Allen, 73, died in Los Angeles, CA on November
30,1980. Dolores was born in Depew, NY and at the age of two years, in 1909,
went to the Canal Zone with her parents, Anthony and Catherine Walters.
She lived first in Gorgona; then in Balboa, on Tavernilla Street, until 1922
when the family left the Canal. Dolores was a teacher at Garfield High
School, Los Angeles for 21 years. She is survived by her mother and her
daughter, Mary Cay Hollander of Hollywood, CA.
Mrs. Mary T. Barca, member, 77, of St. Petersburg, FL, died December
19, 1980. Mary spent many years on the Isthmus and left there in 1964. She
is survived by her husband Lawrence; two sons, Anthony J., St. Louis, and
Lawrence Jr., Balboa Heights, Panama; a sister and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Lulu M. Beers, 96, widow of William H. Beers, former
Superintendent of Agua Clara Filtration Plant, Gatun and long time
resident of the Canal Zone, passed away at the Masonic Home, Charlton,
MA, on December 15, 1980. Survivors are a son, William H. Beers, of
Summit, NJ; four grandchildren, Helen. A. Barnes, of Knoxville, TN; Dr.
William H. Beers III of Blue Point, LI, NY; Robert S. Beers of Miami, FL;
Andrew C. Beers of Alexandria, VA. and six great grandchildren.
Mr. William Black, member, of Santa Rosa, CA died on November 30,
1980. He worked with the Pacific Locks Division and retired in 1963. He is
survived by his wife, Myrtle Black, now of 423 Avon Ct. San Jose CA 95136;
his son, William G. Black, also of San Jose and two grandsons.
Mr. Lawrence C. Callaway, Jr. former member, of Miami, FL, passed
away November 8, 1980. He is survived by a son, Lawrence C. III; a
daughter, Betty Temple and one grandson.
Mr. Owen J. Corrigan, 70, member of Port Charlotte, FL passed away
January 7, 1981, following a lengthy illness. The son of the late Mary
(O'Connor) and John P. Corrigan Sr., he was born in Gorgas Hospital and
resided on the Isthmus until his retirement.
He was an Anglesmith with the Mechanical Division and retired in 1965.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Evelyn Corrigan, Port Charlotte; a son and
daughter, Robert Corrigan, St. Petersburg; Peggy Corrigan Parks, Ft.
Myers; and six grandchildren. Also by two sisters, Margaret C. DeLeon,
Summit, R.P.; Kathleen C. Jones, Hollywood, FL, and two brothers, Peter T.
Corrigan Sr., Sarasota and Joseph S. Corrigan, Carlsbad, CA.
Mr. James B. Crane, member, 73, of St. Petersburg, FL, died December
18, 1980 after a lingering illness. He left the Canal Zone in 1964 where he
was an admeasurer for the Navigation Dept. and was retired from the Navy
in'1945 after 21 years service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1414,
and the VFW. Survivors include his wife Sarah; a son James D., North
Kingston, NY; a sister and three grandsons.
Mrs. Mayme Dill, member, of Hemet, CA, passed away in Riverside, CA
on December 2,1980, after a long illness. Mayme had been a member of the
order of Eastern Star for about 68 years, and she and her husband, Robert
Leroy Dill, who survives her have been members of the Southern California
Society for years.

Mr. H. Conrad Dodson, 86, died at the VA Medical Center, Asheville,
NC, on January 12, 1981, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Lillian Noonan Doyle died November 5,1980 in San Diego, CA at
the age of 85. Lillian was in the Canal Zone during construction days with
her parents at Empire, and attended Cristobal High School in 1910. In 1912
she was married to William David Taylor of the Postal Division, living in
Paraiso, Gatun and Ancon. She left the Zone in 1924. In 1933 she married
H.B. Doyle of New York, and they moved to San Diego in 1968. Lillian was
the mother of William Norman Taylor, who died in 1958. She is survived
by Catherine ("Catsy") Schafer of San Diego; stepson, Harry B. Doyle, Jr.,
of Denver; stepdaughter, Sharon D. Mosier of NY: granddaughters, Susan
Taylor Pitney (BHS '58) of Tokyo, Japan, and Layne Taylor Ashton (BHS
'59) of Germantown, TN.
Mr. Bill FitzGerald, 59, passed away December 21, 1980 after a brief
illness in Tucson, AZ. Bill attended Canal Zone schools and was the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. George C. FitzGerald of Pedro Miguel. Bill is survived
by his sister, Mrs. George L. Robinson of San Mateo, CA and two brothers,
Maurice of Carson, CA, and George of Kiawah Island, SC.
Mr. Thorwald H. Forsstrom, former member for many years, passed
away in Clearwater, FL, January 4, 1981. Mr. Forsstrom lived in the Canal
Zone for over 25 years and retired in 1958 as a dispatcher. He is survived by
his wife, Lillian of 600 S. Betty Lane, Clearwater, FL 33516 and a sister,
Mrs. Theresa Forsstrom MacAdam, also of Clearwater.
Mr. J.H. Gesink, member of Houston, TX, died on January 15, 1981.
While on the Canal Zone, he ws affiliated with the Holland-American
Steamship Co. Survivors are his wife, Carol, daughter Ann, sons Marinus
and Hendrink, all of Houston, TX.
Mr. Arthur Goulet of South Bend, IN, died January 5, 1981, after a
lengthy illness. Arthur was born on the Canal Zone, the son of Macel and
A.W. Goulet. He attended Canal Zone schools and was a Navy Veteran. He
graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a law degree. He leaves
his wife, Irene; four sons and one daughter; four sisters Mrs. Mary Zagone,
Alamorgardo, NM, Mrs. Macel Thomson, Memphis, TN, Mrs. Theresa
Wright, Cape Canaveral, FL and Margaret Rita Goulet of St. Petersburg,
FL, and one brother, Leo of Freemont, MI, plus many nieces and nephews.
Grace Daniels Haywood, 97, formerly of the District of Columbia, died
November 6, 1980. A native of Ohio she attended Western Reserve
University in Cleveland. After graduation in 1907 she married Harry A.
Haywood who died in 1964. From 1908 to 1914 she lived in the Canal Zone
where her husband worked as a paymaster for the Panama Canal
Commission. They moved to Washington in 1915. She leaves a daughter,
Jean Haywood Wells, of Easton, PA; three sons, Robert D. of Cape Coral,
FL, Philip G. of Bethesda; James G. of Worthington, OH; 16 grandchildren
and 20 great grandchildren.
Mr. Ralph L. Hanners, member, 79, died in St. Petersburg, FL on
November 12, 1980. In 1964 he left the Canal Zone, where he was general
foreman of landscaping. He was a member of the Shrine Club, Canal Zone

Chargres Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Abou Saad Temple. Survivors
include his wife, Dorothy M.; a daughter Priscilla Ann Johnson, Lakewood,
CO; a son, Howard W. Hanners, Poulsbo, WA; a brother, seven
grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Maude Walbridge Hartsell, 80, died October 10, 1980 in
Wellsboro, PA. She went to the Canal Zone in 1923 with her brother and
family, the Clyde Walbridges. She was a cashier in the old Ancon Club
House. She met William Hartsell of North Carolina and they were married
in 1925. They resided at the Gamboa Stockade where he was a policeman.
They returned to Wellsboro, Pa. after Hartsell retired in 1946. She is
survived by nephews Boyd Ferry of Wellsboro; Milan Ferry of Nogales, AZ;
Gordon (Mack) Walbridge of Conneaut, OH; nieces Barbara Walbridge
Drebing of Aurora, CO and Phydelis Waldridge Nethery of Santa Barbara,
Mr. Lew C. Hilzinger, 56, Chief of Postal Operation, Air Postal
Squadron, Albrook, who served as Director of Posts of the former Canal
Zone Postal Division, died of an apparent heart attack at Gorgas Hospital
on November 18, 1980. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was
stationed at Rodman. Following his military service he was employed in
the Mechanical Division. He later worked with the postal division in
Cristobal and Balboa. He served as Chief of Postal Operation at Albrook
since October 1, 1979. Mr. Hilzinger is survived by his wife, the former
Carolina Bringas of Colon, a daughter, Marcela E. Browe of Salinas, CA
and a son, Lou E. Hilzinger, who is employed by the Dredging Division and
lives in Gamboa.
Mrs. Nancy Cotton Horner of San Diego, CA passed away January 18,
1981 after a short illness. She is survived by her husband David; two
daughters, Michonne and Rhonda; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T.
Cotton of San Diego and brother Fred of the Panama Canal.
Mr. Carroll Houx ("Kelly"), member, 69, of Anderson, SC died October
30, 1980. He left the Canal Zone in May 1951 and has worked with
Owens/Corning Fiberglass Corp. and retired in April 1971. He was a
member of the Canal Zone Isthmanian Lodge AF&M. Survivors are his
wife, Dorothy Wirtz Houx; daughter Mrs. David D. (Phyllis) Middleton of
Dunoon, Scotland; a brother, several sisters and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Stella Maude Howe, 95, of Titusville, FL passed away December
31, 1980. Stella lived in Gatun from 1923 to 1951 when Mr. Howe retired. At
the time of her death she made her home with her son Roger M. Other
survivors include a son Charles Howe of Horseshoe, NC, David of Plant
City; daughters Dorothy Fiske of Rye Beach, NH, and Muriel Johnston of
Coerdalene, ID; two brothers; 16 grandchildren and 20 great
Mr. James Arthur Lyons, 80, member of Fort Lauderdale, FL, died
November 13, 1980. Lyons was former instructor in business at the Canal
Zone Junior College (now Panama Canal College) from 1937 to 1962. He is
survived by his wife Helen and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Edith Kiefer, 85, member of Torrance, CA died November 5, 1980,

in a Torrance convalescent center. She was the widow of Clarence Kiefer,
who retired in 1948 as a marine engineer with the dredging division in
Gamboa. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara.
Mrs. Joseph E. McNevin, Jr. has informed us that Mr. Joseph E.
McNevin, Sr. member, of Denver, CO, passed away December 2, 1980. His
widow, Mrs. Genevieve J. McNevin of Denver would like to hear from her
Society friends.
James G.E. Maguire, age 54, member, died on October 16, 1980 at
Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. He had made his home in
Jacksonville since his retirement from the Canal organization in December
James was born in Ancon, the son of James G. and Mary E. Maguire,
long-time former residents of the Canal Zone from construction days. He
attended Balboa High School and Canal Zone College, and later received
his degree from the University of Maine. He was a Navy veteran of World
War II. At the time of his retirement from the Panama Canal organization,
he was Manpower Officer in the Office of Financial Vice President.
He is survived by two sons, James A. of the U.S. Coast Guard, New
London, CT., and Michael D. of Balboa; four grandchildren; a brother,
Richard C. of Boston, MA; and two sisters, Mary F. Anderson of Springfield,
MO, and Frances S. Begley of Jacksonville, FL.
Capt. Leonard N. Martin, member of Martha's Vineyard, MA died
October 17, 1980. Capt. Martin retired from the Massachusetts State
Troops after 20 years service. In 1952 he became a member of the Locks
Security Force where he later became its first inspector and subsequently
its chief, from which position he retired. He is survived by three brothers.
Captain John Henry Miller, member, 81, of Orlando, FL, died June 30,
1980. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen R. Miller.
Dr. Vostal Lee Morris, 78, of Tallahassee, FL died January 4, 1981. He
was District Dentist in Cristobal and Gatun for 44 years before his
retirement to Tallahassee in 1977. He was a member of the Cristobal-Colon
Rotary Club; life member of Lodge No. 1542 BPOE; charter member of the
Brazos Brook Golf and Country Club and member of Strangers Club. He is
survived by his wife, Ruth Falls Morris, who for many years was a teacher
with the Canal Zone Division of Schools.
Mrs. Clara E. Neville (nee Wood), 78, widow of Craig Sydney Neville,
died on December 29, 1980, in Vista, CA. Clara went to the Canal Zone with
her parents in 1907. She was employed in the General Counsel's Office at
Balboa Heights as legal secretary. Upon Mr. Nevelle's retirement in 1955,
they left the Canal Zone. She is survived by daughters Beverly N. Fawcett,
Rancho Bernardo, CA and Barbara A. Best of Litchfield Park, AZ; a
brother, William W. Wood, St. Petersburg, FL; three granddaughters, Linda
Fawcett Griffin, Stockton, CA, Sandra Ryll Kelly, Levelland, TX, and
Denise Ryll Boyd, Mayer, AZ, and four great grandchildren.
Mrs. Marie Plath, member, widow of the late Arthur C. Plath, of
Hamilton, OH, died October 29, 1980. Marie spent many years on the Canal
Zone and married Arthur Plath in 1930. After her husband's death she

moved to Ohio spending many winters in St. Petersburg. She is survived by
her daughter Eula Mae Davis (Mrs. Lloyd) of Bar Harbor, ME; one
granddaughter and two grandsons.
Mr. Walter F. Reif, member, of Mountain View, CA, died October 17,
1980. He is survived by his wife, Martha; one daughter, Betty Clark of Los
Altos Hills, CA and one son, Walter Reif of Moore, OK and five
Mrs. Teresa A. Rossetti, member of Portland, OR, died December 7,
1980. She lived in the Canal Zone for many years. She is survived by two
sons, John L. Jr. and Carl V. and one daughter, Mary Wirfs.
Mrs. Grace B. Thomas, 94, widow of Hugh M. Thomas, died January 10,
1981, in Devore, CA. Mrs. Thomas spent most of her life in the Canal Zone
and was a life member of Eastern Star, Coral Palm Chapter #23, Gatun.
Survived by three daughters, Grace Ruggles ofDeVore, Thelma Wayman of
Salinas and Virginia Harvey of St. Petersburg, FL; one son, Bud Thomas of
Dothan, AL; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mr. Paul D. Thompson, 71, member of Gretna, FL, died December 16,
1980. He was a native Floridian and lived most of his life on the Canal Zone.
He was a retired police sergeant; a member of the Knights of Columbus and
the BPOE. He is survived by his wife Anita Thompson; his daughter Mrs.
Frances Clinton of Saudi Arabia; a son Gordon A. of Corpus Christi, TX; a
brother Gordon H. Thompson of Gretna and three grandchildren. Fr. Paul
Rankin, Mrs. Thompson's brother, celebrated the funeral mass.
Mr. Carl V. Thompson passed away on October 25, 1980 in Kerrville,
TX. He was the minister at the Community Chapel in Diablo Heights,
Canal Zone from 1955 to 1975. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosemary
Thompson who will continue to reside in Kerrville.
It has been reported by members that Mr. Philip S. Thornton, member
of Green Valley, AZ, died on December 2, 1980.
Mrs. Ruth Van Vliet, 71, former member, died on November 18, 1980, in
St. Petersburg, FL. She resided in the Canal Zone for many years. She left
there in 1975 for St. Petersburg. She is survived by daughters, Joy Johnson
of Pinellas Park and Joan Corliss of Rogers, AR; a sister, Sara Rowley of
Clearwater, FL; a brother, Landen Gunn of Jacksonville, FL, and four
Mr. William M. Wahl ("Bud") died December 29, 1980 in Everett, WA.
He is survived by his wife Geraldine; two sons, Ralph of Washington;
Charles of Connecticut and a sister Charlotte Dailey of Florida.
Mrs. Josephine Maher White, widow of Robert Wayland White, died in
Henderson, NC on January 15, 1981. She was a resident of Empire, Canal
Zone from 1908 to 1911 when her father, Patrick Maher, worked as a steam
shovel operator during the "Digging Days". She returned to the Canal when
her husband got a job with the Commissary Division as a meat cutter and
lived in Balboa, Cristobal and Margarita. She is survived by a sister, Helen
Farrel; a brother, Gilbert Maher; two daughters, Anne Tuthill, La Mesa, CA,
and Mary Holtzclaw, Henderson, NC; six grandchildren and six great

Mr. Russell T. Wise, member of Fairhope, AL, died November 27, 1980.
He is survived by his wife Polly and daughter Mrs. Forest Harris of the
Panama Canal area.
"Eternal rest give to them, 0 Lord; and let
perpetual light shine upon them."

News From ...
Marcia Cicero We are anxiously awaiting the time when we can join so
many of our friends in the States. I imagine you have heard by now that our
normal day to day living is steadily deteriorating. However, the noticeable
changes are primarily with the problems encountered with the military and
not Panama. I have talked to so many persons who have come back to visit
for the holidays and said it is too depressing that they will never come back
again. We all long for our old Balboa commissary and the former Panama
Canal gas stations!! We are now paying $1.83 per gallon.
Donald L. Nolan Please accept my application for membership to the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. I am a second generation Zonian
and sure am proud of it. My mother Marina Brustmeyer Nolan has been
a member for a few years and I have always looked forward to reading the
Canal Record.
Just for a matter of information, the Panama Canal Commission has
representatives at Tocumen airport on a 24 hr. basis. I am one such
representative and I am always on the lookout for any familiar faces of
former employees. Up to the treaty, I was a Canal Zone Customs Inspector,
working out of Cristobal Piers for 7 years and then to the good side "Balboa"
as contraband Inspector in our commy's. I was one of the last C.Z. Customs
Inspector working Tocumen on 9/30/79.
Sorry that I won't be able to make the reunion in April, but I am coming up
on home leave in June, Maybe next year.
Please let the membership know that there are some P.C.C. people at
Tocumen Airport, so in case they need any help. Mr. William (Billy) Munzon
who was working at Albrook Air Terminal since 1946 and still here is also
one of our men at Tocumen.
Looking forward to my membership and the Canal Record.

Panama Canal Society of Dothan
Ermin Highley, Dothan Retirement is great... so far! Laurel ("Hig"),
Dave, who is a senior and I arrived in Dothan on August 1st and really had
to work at "unpacking" and getting settled. Our daughter, Sharon
(Highley) Baugh and two girls, Jennifer (5) and Tracy (3) came up at the
same time and are happily making their home here also. We do miss our
other two sons and daughters-in-law in the "C. Z." Fred and Becky in
Gatun and Les and Annette in Balboa who became the proud parents of a
baby girl (see Birth Announcements). We certainly missed them at

Tassell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry P.
.................... (winter) c/o Cardigan #5, Annandale, Prince Edward Island

Angermuller, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. .... PSC Box 1507, APO Miami, FL 34003
Annis, Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. ......... PSC Box 1402, APO Miami, FL 34002
Baker, Mr. and Mrs. J.C ................. PSC Box 1151, APO Miami, FL 34002
Boswell, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D........... PSC Box 3141, APO Miami, FL 34002
Bauman, Philip J ........................ PSC Box 686, APO Miami, FL 34005
Brundage, Mr. Benjamin R .............. PSC Box 767, APO Miami, FL 34005
Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. III ......... PSC Box 1920, APO Miami, FL 34002
Carlin, Mr. and Mrs. William R.......... PSC Box 1460, APO Miami, FL 34002
Cassidy, Jacqulyn ....................... PSC Box 625, APO Miami, FL 34005
Chan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Y. Jr. ........ PSC Box 2798, APO Miami, FL 34002
Corrigan, Mr. and Mrs. Collin P .......... PSC Box 563, APO Miami, FL 34005
DeLeon, Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn ........... PSC Box 447, APO Miami, FL 34002
Dolan, Mr. and Mrs. E.V. (Bonnie Davis). PSC Box 1621, APO Miami, FL 34002
*Donaldson, Mr. and Mrs. R.D............. PSC Box 2087, APO Miami, FL 34002
Dorsa, Mr. and Mrs. John J. ............. PSC Box 869, APO Miami, FL 34002
Duffus, Mr. and Mrs. James N........... PSC Box 3477, APO Miami, FL 34004
Erixon, Capt. and Mrs. Robin L. ......... PSC Box 490, APO Miami, FL 34002
Follett, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison J ........... PSC Box 461, APO Miami, FL 34008
Gough, John R. II ...................... PSC Box 3109, APO Miami, FL 34002
Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond N ....... PSC Box 2632, APO Miami, FL 34002
*Linares, Mr. and Mrs. Rolando A. Jr....... PSC Box 534, APO Miami, FL 34007
*Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B ............... Box 1744, Balboa, Rep de Panama
Kaplan, Elsa J.......................... PSC Box 2984, APO Miami, FL 34002
Knapp, Herbert W....................... PSC Box 3202, APO Miami, FL 34002
Hilty, Josephine E. ..........................Box 2257, Balboa, Rep de Panama
McAleer, Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Nancy Boyd)
........................................ PSC Box 1200, APO Miami, FL 34002
McConaughey, Mr. and Mrs. David H. ... PSC Box 2334, APO Miami, FL 34002
McGuinness, Mr. and Mrs. Robert........... Box 1587, Balboa, Rep de Panama
Milligan, Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. .......... PSC Box 907, APO Miami, FL 34005
*Minton, Mr. and Mrs. P.E. ............... PSC Box 564, APO Miami, FL 34007
Morland, Mrs. Gilbert................... Box 5025, Cristobal, Rep de Panama
Owen, Tess ........................... PSC Box 1787, APO Miami, FL 34002
Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. ......... PSC Box 1414, APO Miami, FL 34002
Schafer, James ........................ PSC Box 3582, APO Miami, FL 34004
Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. ....... PSC Box 524, APO Miami, FL 34002
Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. (Gerlinde Schubert)
.................. ........................ PSC Box 147, APO Miami, FL 34007

Bishop, Blanche M ........................ 2222 W. Main St. #91, Dothan 36303
Bradford, Mrs. Martha .......................... 803 Selkirk Dr., Dothan 36303
Burgoon, Mr.and Mrs. Joseph B. Sr.......... 1204 Monte Carlo Dr., Dothan 36303
Carpenter, Mr. M. H. (Mike) ......... 3100 Thurman Rd. SW, Huntsville 35805

Light, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. (Susan Knapp)
........ ......................... .. 9905 Willow Cove Rd., Huntsville 35802
*Mullins, Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. ................. 2605 Radcliff Rd., Dothan 36303
Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. ................ 802 San Juan Ct., Dothan 36303
(anser, Mr. and Mrs. August H. ............. 1030 E. Fairfield Cir., Mesa 85203
Goguen, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. (Carol Wertz)
................... ........................ 1641 W Voltaire Ave., Phoenix 85029
Ilazeldine, Robert and Marion A... 17420 Conquistador Dr., Sun City West 85375
Jones, Mrs. Helene (Aanstoos) ............ 3973 N. Houghton Rd., Tucson 85715
Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. ..........9907 Pleasant Valley Rd., Sun City 85351
Hummer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.................. Rt. 1 Box 246, Belleville 72824
Albergo, Mr. and Mrs. Percival R ............ 5435 Camino Real, Riverside 92509
Beall, Robert G ........................955 Parocela P1. #1, Palm Springs 92262
Brooks, Capt. H.L. USNR ................. 1738 Burgundy Rd., Levoadia 92024
Butts, Mrs. Mary McGoarty ................. 2801 Bayview Dr., Alameda 94501
Case, Mr. and Mrs. George W. IV .......510 N. Vanderhurst #3 King City 93930
Haugen, Joann Hummer ..................... 740 W. Southgate, Fullerton 92632
Hemenway, Bette Hummer ...................... 1353 Waxwing Dr., Vista 92083
*Hooper, Mrs. Jackie (Lovelady) .................. 20341 Lewis Dr., Orange 92669
Kelleher, Maurice S. .................. 10442 Riverside Dr., N. Hollywood 92601
LeBrun, William E. ...................... 6292 Amy Ave., Garden Grove 92645
Mac Isaac, Ellen F. ...................... 1026 Avocado Ave., Escondido 92026
McGann, Mr. and Mrs. John T. ......... 12520 Lakewood Blvd., Downey 90242
Pruitt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold ................. 8818 Circle Oak Dr., Bradley 93426
Towery, Louis R. (Cito) .................. 12300 4th St. B. Box 94, Norwalk 90650
Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. (Evelyn Belanger)
...........................................10819 Cantlay St., Sun Valley 91352
Drebing, Mrs. Barbara (Walbridge) ................. 1171 Hanover, Aurora 80010
Meehan, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ............... 21518 Mountsfield Dr., Golden 80401
Montanye, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J...............48 Kenneth Dr., Vernon 06066
Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. ....406 Flagler Rd. SE, Winter Haven 33880
Bell, Capt. and Mrs. David E .................. 6145 NW 20th St., Margate 33063
Bremer, Dalys ....................... 10288 NW 9th St. Cir. #404, Miami 33175
Cazobon, Felipi ........................... Gen. Delivery, Lehigh Acres 33936
Clinton, LTC and Mrs. R.E. (Frances Thompson) ................ c/o Thompson,
P.O. Box 368, Gretna 32332
Coffey, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. .. 134 Meadowlark Dr., Altamonte Springs 32701
*Diamond, Mrs. Hindi ........................... 7250 SW 126 St., Miami 33156
Gaul, Mr. and Mrs. David L. ........ 10274 Bear Valley Rd., Jacksonville 32217
Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Noel E. .......... 12500 Ulmerton Rd., Lt 68, Largo 33540
Hall, Scott and Tanya (Schock) .............. 8108 NW 75 Ave., Tamarac 33319
Hallett, Mr. and Mrs. Carleton F.J........ 4275 Wellington Rd., Melbourne 32935
Halsall, Gerald H. ..................... 2930 NW 30th Blvd., Gainesville 32605

*Henry, Mrs. William .......................... 3 Orange St., Zephyrhills 33599
Henter, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore C. Jr.. 6526 Hobson St. NE, St. Petersburg 33702
Hicks, Dr. James W. Jr .................. 202-4 NW 15th St., Gainesville 32603
Homa, Miss Diane ........... 2050 E. Edgewood Dr., Apt. C15, Lakeland 33803
Hutchings, Mr. and Mrs. John B. (Jack)
.. ....................... 4460 NW 2nd Ct., Coconut Crk., Pompano Beach 33063
Jurado, Ms. Sue M. .............. 3347 East Dorchester Dr., Palm Harbor 33563
Kennerly, Mrs. Myrtle E. (Horn).. Regency House Apt. 112, Port Charlotte 33952
Kerley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. 609 NE 13th Av. Apt. 204, Ft. Lauderdale 33304
*Landers, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard E. ........ 6141 Greenview Dr., Sarasota 33581
Loftin, Dr. and Mrs. Horace .........203 Sunset Ln., Panama City Beach 32407
McCullough, Ms. Judith A................ 3216 27th Parkway, Sarasota 33580
Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony P ............... 504 Sovereign Ct., Tampa 33612
Mendoza, Miss Mia ..................... P.O. Box 20144, St. Petersburg 33742
*Morris, Mr. and Mrs. James W. ........ 1201 Seminole Blvd., #526 Largo 33540
Morris, Mrs. Vestel ................... 2419 Castle Tower Ln, Tallahassee 32301
Nameth Mr. N.W ........................ 3840 SW 102 Ave. D-108, Miami 33165
Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. Francis W.............. 7708 West Elm St., Tampa 33615
Oliver, Col. and Mrs. Leonard F. (Geraldine Kidd)
..................................... 1106 Cheetah Trail, Winter Springs 32708
O'Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. William ...................237 Debbie Ln, Lutz 33549
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. ................ 637 SE 28th Ave., Ocala 32670
*Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Winard E. Sr., ...Rt. 12, 7343 Seagull Way, Tampa 33615
Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Ann Howze) ....... 331 Crystal Dr., Oviedo 32765
Pridgen, Jeanette ......................... 3216 27th Parkway, Sarasota 33580
Richard, Mr. and Mrs. David (Billie Sue Spencer) Rt. 6 Box 1755-B, Naples 33940
Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. (Sandra May)
................................... 200 Starcrest Dr., Apt. 68, Clearwater 33515
Schmitt, Barbara Ann ...................... 5200 Adams St., Hollywood 33021
Schoch, Mr. Morgan ............... 3917 NW 18th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33309
Schwenke, Roger and Carol (Flenniken) ......... 4939 San Rafael, Tampa 33609
Skeie, Christian S ........................ P.O. Box 40853, St. Petersburg 33743
Speir, Mr. and Mrs. David A.......... 101 Ben Franklin Dr. #52, Sarasota 33577
Suisman, Dolores E .......................... Box 5225, Sun City Center 33570
Summey, LTC and Mrs. Paul B.
..............................1 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Apt. 93, Sarasota, 33577
Tassell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. (winter)
................... .................... 3560 NW 97th Terr., Coral Springs 33065
Trout, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E................ 1243 Edna Dr., Port Orange 32019
Wheeler, Mrs. Mary L ........... 2900 Florida Blvd., #120, Delray Beach 33444
White, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. 'Choppy" ....1408 45th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 33703
Wiberg, Mr. and Mrs. Ewald A. III .......... 67 SW 12 Terr., Boca Raton 33432
*Wright, Capt. John A. Jr. .............. P.O. Box 660036, Miami Springs 33166
Edwards Mr. and Mrs. John F........... 17 Woolsey Rd., Rt. 1, Hampton 30228
Hadarits, Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. ............. 1916 Melrose Dr., Augusta 30906
Johnson, John G ................ 103 Waterwood Bend, Peach Tree City 30269
McNaughton, Capt. and Mrs. Drummond
.................... N. 421 #1 Fairway, Sea Palms, Saint Simons Island 31522
Simms, Mr. George B............... Rt. 10 #50 The Trail Rd., Gainesville 30501
Ballard, Mrs. Adelaide Lambert ........... 909 Ala Nanala St., Honoluly 96818

Bright, Harold E. ................................ 1927 W. 4th, Centralia 62801
Carr, Mr. A.B. Jr. ............ ....................... ...Box 126, Hines 60141
Morgan, Mrs. Emily (Griffith)
..................... ..... c/o Verseman, 521 Coventry Ln., Crystal Lake 60014
Sharp, Mrs. Joan (Falk) ..................... 403 Kroll Rd., East Dubuque 61025
Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. ......... 106-B Meadowlark, Nicholasville 40356
Garber, Mr. Timothy M.............. 3311 Edenborn Ave. #201, Metairie 70002
Schexnayder, Wiltz J ...............................Rt. 3 Box 69B, Amite 70422
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Lester R. (Andrea L. Boyd)
................... ........................4037 White Sand, Baton Rouge 70814
Vamprine, Walter A ................................. Box 231, Kenner 70063
Warren, Mr. David R ...................... 4635 Lurline St., New Orleans 70127
Dargan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Jr. .....1609 Oakview Dr., Silver Springs 20903
*Doran, Mr. and Mrs. James L. ............214 St. Ives Dr., Severna Park 21146
Keenan, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M ............... 2237 Hindle Ln., Bowie 20716
Kennedy, Rev. John C.M. ........ St. Lazare Retreat House, Spring Lake 49456

O'Leary, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ........ 4800 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis 55409

Uhde, TSGT and Mrs. William A. ...................... 5556 D St., Biloxi 39530

Washburn, Mrs. E.G........................ 3001 3rd Ave. S., Great Falls 59401

Anderson, W.S. (Andy) and Jerry ........ 1305 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas 89101

DePiper, Mrs. Carol .................. 410-9 Kettle Creed Rd., Toms River 08753
Goodman, Tom and Terri (Overstreet) ..... 289 Mt. Hope Ave. A-24, Dover 07801
Herbert, Mrs. Jean (Dennis) ............... 471 Ewingville Rd., Trenton 08638
Konover, Mrs. Josephine (Dennis)
.........................220 Forrestall Village Apts. Bldg. 3, Princeton 08540

McGregor, Mrs. Hop (Bauman)..........5120 Pinata P1. NE, Albuquerque 87110
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl R................ 1009 Lexington Rd., Clovis 88101

Bodin, Cynthia (Stock).............. Hqs. USA TEASE, APO New York 09052
Lewark, Mrs. Kathryn (Warren) ........... 204 Spring St. #4, New York 10012
Sizemore, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar T. Jr ......... 79 Highland Ave., Massena 13662

of the
Panama Canal Society
of Florida, Inc.


- Ill

Constitution and By-Laws
"The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc."
A Non-profit Organization
The Executive Committee will present a resolution to the membership for
consideration and vote of ratification at the annual business meeting to be
held in the Ramada Inn South, St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday, April 27,
1979 at 2 p.m.
RESOLUTION: Whereas the Constitution and By-Laws adopted by The
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. on the occasion of the 18th
Anniversary, February 22, 1960, revised on the occasion of the 27th
Anniversary, February 22, 1969, and on several occasions thereafter, set
forth and proclaim the proposition of perpetuity of the personal memories
associated with the great Panama Canal project.
AND: Whereas with the passage of time, recognition and prestige of the
Society, growth of membership and responsibility of services; We now
propose the adoption of a revised Constitution and By-Laws more in
keeping with the present and anticipated future welfare of the Society.
BE IT RESOLVED: That the Constitution and By-Laws of The Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc. as published in the March 1979 issue of the
"Canal Record" be adopted and forthwith proclaimed as the Purpose, Ideal,
Aim and Government of this Society.
DATE: January 16,1979 PRESIDENT: Howard L. Clarke, Jr.

We, former employees of the United States Government having served in
the construction, operation or maintenance of the Panama Canal, and
retaining the memories, of community life, of sharing various sacrifices, of
the prevailing determination and urge for the full realization of American
ideals and aims in this great project, and of the resultant strong bonds of
personal respect, of mutual assistance, and of neighborly friendship, do
now thoughtfully and earnestly associate ourselves together as The
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., the principles and purposes of
which shall be foremost allegiance to the United States of America, fidelity
to the constitution and by-laws, and the preservation of these ideals and
This organization shall be known as "The Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc.", a non-profit organization.
The purpose of this Society shall be primarily to promote the welfare of its
members, to perpetuate the friendships formed in the Canal Zone, to
facilitate these aims by arranging social gatherings and meetings at
convenient locations in the State of Florida.

ARTICLE III Membership
Membership of this Society shall be open to all citizens of the United
States of America, who were or are employed in the construction, operation
or maintenance of the Panama Canal, or who resided in the Canal Zone, in
the cities adjacent thereto, as well as citizens who were associated with the
great project but with residence in the United States. Members of families of
such eligibles shall be eligible for membership.
Any member of The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. guilty of
conduct unbecoming a member of the Society shall be liable to suspension
or expulsion therefrom.
Charges against a member of the Society must be presented by a member,
in writing, to the President, for a review by the Executive Committee. The
charges shall be read, and if the Executive Committee deems the same
sufficient to justify investigation, they shall appoint a special committee,
which will forthwith investigate the same and report its findings to the
Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee, by a majority vote, finds
the member guilty under such charges, it may suspend the member, for a
definite time or expel the member from membership in The Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Inc.
The Officers of this Society shall be a President, Vice-President,
Secretary-Treasurer and Record Editor. These officers shall be elected by a
simple majority vote of the members in attendance at the Annual Meeting
of the Society, and shall hold office for a term of one year, or until their
successors have been elected or selected and take office. The terms of
Officers elected and appointed shall begin on the first day of the month
following election. The President shall appoint "clerks of election" whose
duty shall be to assist in counting the votes on the floor. The President or
designate shall administer the Oath of Office over a public address
system for all to witness. The oath will be in the following manner:
"I having been voted the
for promise that I will faithfully execute
the duties of the and will to the best of my ability,
preserve, protect, defend and enforce the Constitution and By-Laws of The
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and the dictates of the Executive
The Secretary/Treasurer and the Record Editor shall be paid a salary for
work performed in connection with their duties, the salary paid to be
determined and set from time to time, by a majority vote of the full
Executive Committee. The Secretary/Treasurer and the Record Editor shall
have no vote on any proposed salary changes. The President is authorized
an expense account up to one hundred dollars annually. An officer
appointed by the President may be removed from office by the President for
just cause.
Any elected officer may be removed from office by a majority vote of
members in attendance at a monthly meeting, a quorum being established,
for failure to comply with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society or the
properly ordered directive of the Executive Committee: inefficiency,
ineffectiveness in performing the duties of office, or other adverse

conditions not in the best interest of the Society. Any member of the
Executive Committee may submit this proposal to the membership with the
approval of a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE V Official Address of the Society
The Official Address of the Society shall be Box 11566, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33733, and all first class mail pertaining to the Society (this includes
Society and Blood Bank dues, articles for publication in the Canal Record
and requests for information regarding the Society or its members) MUST
be sent to this address.
The Society shall hold regular monthly meetings and an Anniversary
Reunion once a year at a place that is suitable to the Executive Committee.
The monthly meeting falling closest to the Anniversary Reunion, or any
special Society function, may be omitted at the direction of the Executive
The Society shall adopt such By-Laws as shall be appropriate for
governing its functions.
The Constitution and the By-Laws of this Society may be amended at any
Annual Meeting by a two thirds vote of those voting, a quorum being
present, or at any special meeting called for this purpose after suitable
notice has been given to all members stating the proposed changes and
reasons therefore.
ARTICLE I Duties of Officers
1. The duties of the officers shall be those usually pertaining to such
officers in any organization.
2. As the senior officer of the Society, the President shall enforce strict
observance of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society and execute
directives of the Executive Committee. The President's directions to
subordinate officers of the Society must be carried out, it being understood
that the President will not give directions inconsistent with the
Constitution and By-Laws or the voted directives of the Executive
Committee. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and
Executive Committee. Subject to review and approval of the Executive
Committee he shall designate the depository for the funds of the Society and
shall confer with the Secretary-Treasurer concerning the expenditure of
Society funds, and in case of the temporary absence of the Secretary-
Treasurer, the President shall have authority for receiving and disbursing
the funds of the Society.
3. The President shall have authority to fill vacancies in any elected or
appointed office for the unexpired term subject to the review and approval of
the Executive Committee. In the absence, resignation, or incapacity of the
President, the Executive Committee shall have this authority to fill

4. The President shall be responsible for the holding and safe keeping of
surety bonds of bonded officers.
5. The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President and
shall assist the President in such duties as the President may desire. The
Vice President shall succeed the President upon death and in cases where
the President does not continue to serve for any reason.
6. The Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain adequate financial records
and bank accounts and be accountable for the proper handling and
disbursement of all funds of the Society, shall be bonded in an amount
determined by the Executive Committee and, jointly with the President,
shall sign all contracts and obligations authorized by the Executive
Committee. All checks of the corporation shall be signed by any two
authorized officers. The Secretary-Treasurer shall issue serially numbered
membership cards as receipts for dues, and shall maintain an up-to-date
roster of all members and their latest addresses, handle all correspondence,
compile and be responsible for printing of the Directory issue to be mailed
by the Record Editor in November. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a
record of business transactions of the monthly, executive committee and
annual meetings.
7. The Record Editor shall perform all of the clerical and editorial duties
pertaining to the publication of the Canal Record. The Record Editor shall
mail the Canal Records including the Directory Issue. The Record Editor
shall be under the direction of the President, shall observe the deadline set
for articles to be published and see that the Record is mailed to the members
on time. The Record Editor shall deliver to the printer news items and
pictures for the Canal Record. The deadline for submitting the Record to the
printer is set for the last day of the months of January, April, July and
8. Other officers considered necessary shall be appointed by the
President for terms of office of such lengths as may be found convenient, all
subject to the review and approval of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE II- Committees
1. There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President, the
Immediate Past President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and four
other members to be appointed by the incumbent President at least one of
whom shall be a Past President. A quorum of 6 shall be required to transact
2. The duties of this committee shall be to see that the purpose and aims of
the Society are properly executed, to consider and conduct the business of
the Society between regular meetings, to set policy for the Society, to
consider all proposals for amendments of the Constitution and By-Laws
and to make recommendations to the Society for or against the adoption of
such proposals, to consider the justification for or against the adoption of
such proposals, to consider the justification for and to authorize the
expenditures of the Society funds for other than routine purpose.
3. The Executive Committee shall determine the amount of the Secretary-
Treasurer surety bond as may be deemed sufficient to protect the interest of
the Society.
4. It shall be considered improper to attempt soliciting favors in any form

or discussing religion at the meetings of this Society.
5. It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to consider the request
of the President for investigation and report on any subject of interest to the
Society and to perform such other executive functions as the President may
request. The President shall be required to hold an Executive Committee
meeting at the request of at least 3 members of the Executive Committee.
6. The President shall appoint a Budget and Auditing Committee
consisting of 3 members, one shall be designated as chairman. The
President shall appoint one member as Budget Officer. These appointments
shall be subject to review and approval by the Executive Committee.
7. The duties of this committee shall be to audit the accounts and related
records of the Secretary-Treasurer, and render reports and
recommendations to the Society annually unless shorter intervals are
found to be preferable. At the time these accounts and records are
transferred to the incoming officer an audit shall be made.
8. There shall be a Nominating Committee consisting of five members.
The President, with the concurrence of the Executive Committee shall make
these appointments, one of whom must be a past president and Chairman of
the Committee. No member of the Committee shall serve more than two
years in succession.
9. The duties of the Nominating Committee shall be to select the
nominees for all offices, to secure acceptance for the nomination and to
present the slate at the February meeting of the Society. The slate of
nominees shall be printed in the March Canal Record. Elections shall be
held at the Annual meeting. Presentation of the slate of nominees shall not
preclude nominations from the floor.
10. Other committees may be appointed by the President for specific
purposes as the Executive Committee or the membership may consider
proper and advisable.
1. The regular monthly meetings of the Society shall be held on such
dates, and at such hour and place as the officers and membership may find
convenient and desirable.
Note: For dates and places of the meetings refer to the Directory Issue.
2. The Annual Meetings of the Society shall be of the nature of a
convention but preferably called an Annual Reunion, and held during the
month of April. The exact date depending on the circumstances and the
availability of a suitable place with facilities for this occasion.
3. Special meetings may be called by the President should circumstances
justify such action or a special meeting may be called upon the written
request to the President of at least fifteen members. Timely notice stating
the purpose of such meetings shall be mailed to all members.
4. A Quorum for the proper transaction of Society business shall consist of
sixty (60) active members in good standing for regular monthly meetings
and one hundred (100) active members in good standing for annual
meetings. In case a meeting of members representing less than a quorum
needs to adjourn without any business, due notice shall be given concerning
the occasion of the next future meeting.

5. The order of business at meetings of this Society shall be as follows:
Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction of Visitors and Welcome by the President
Any other remarks by the President
Report of Secretary/Treasurer which includes Financial reports
News of members of the Society by the Record Editor
Report of Legislative Representative
Report of Committees, special announcements, etc.
Unfinished business
New business (includes speaker, if any)
6. Business transactions of the Society shall be conducted in accordance
with the requirements of its Constitution and By-Laws. In case the need for
additional regulations arises, Roberts Rules of Order shall govern.
1. The dues of the Society shall be ten dollars ($10.00) a year by calendar
years, and shall entitle members in good standing to receive the Canal
Record and Directory Issue.
2. Dues shall be considered payable in January of each calendar year, and
will be considered delinquent on February first in any calendar year.
New members will be accepted after July 1st in any year for $5.00 in dues
for the balance of that particular calendar year provided the following
year's dues are paid in advance at the same time.

Article II Committees, of the By-Laws paragraph one (1) is amended to
1. There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President, the
immediate Past President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Record
Editor, and three other members to be appointed by the incumbent
president at least one of whom shall be a Past President. A quorum of 6
shall be required to transact business.
This amendment proposed and voted upon at the annual meeting held in St.
Petersburg, Florida on 25 April 1980.

Parvin, Mrs. Jane Wilson .................. PO Box 4161, Rockey Mount 27801
*Pope, Margaret H. .....................5645 June Lane, Winston-Salem 27107
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Betsy Bell) .103 Alexis Forest Rd., Stanley 28164
Schmidt, Sgt. Audrey A. ................ 147-2 Winding Way, Minot AFB, 58704
Larrison, Mr. David L .......................... 33 Eisenhower, Dayton 45431
Bright, W. Dean ................................. 1910 W 46th PI., Tulsa 74107
Montgomery, Mrs. Agnes ................. 836 East Main St., Hermiston 97838
Pennington, Richard and Connie (Lasher)..... 220 NE 6th St., Hermiston 97838

Angros, Mrs. Beverly Dean ............ 222 Melville Ln., 2-A, Sewickley 15143
Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Sr........... 313 Hamel Ave., North Hills 19038
Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W ......................RD5 Box 220, Wellsboro 16901
Horton, Alanson F. (Lance) .................... 43 Davis St., Gettysburg 17325
Purvis, Mr. and Mrs. John M................. 271 Cedar Blvd., Pittsburg 15228

Barr, Mr. and Mrs. Peter J ....................... 608 Laurel Dr., Aiken 29801
Thompson, Mrs. Myrtle and
Thompson, Mr. Joel E. Sr. ....................105 Autumn Hill Rd., Grier 29657

Carden, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. ....... 4052 E. Freedom Cir., Ooltewah 37363
*Cheney, Mr. and Mrs. J. "Fritz"............... Rt. 1 Box 170-1, Middleton 38052
McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. S.R. ...........1114 Swanson Blvd., Fayetteville 37334

Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. A.B .............. 1080 Church St., Sulfur Springs 75482
Crogan, Mr. and Mrs. H.G. (Tom) ..............Rt. 2 Box 68B, Gonzales 78629
Danielsen, Miss Kathie M. ........................ 101-B Anderson, Elgin 78621
Day, Mr. and Mrs. Larry T. (Donna Graham)......8418 Lakemont, Dallas 75209
Givonett, Mr. and Mrs. Paul D............. 427 Medowview Dr., Kerrville 78028
Hoverson, James C............................. 6667 Wildwood, Houston 77023
Kuyoth, Paul and Jane ....................525 Fenwick Dr., San Antonio 78239
Melanson, Ted and Nora ........... 2805 Cambridge Lane, Missouri City 77459
Montalvo, Mr. and Mrs. Oswaldo I. .... 16927 Creekline Dr., Friendswood 77546
*Nadeau, Mrs. Grayce L................ 1701-B Lawyer St., College Station 77840
Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. (Ellen Hunnicutt) Rt. 2 Box 129, Alta Loma 77510
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Carl .................... 115 Skyview Dr., Kerrville 78028
Southwell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. ............135 Knibbe, San Antonio 78209
Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Allen W ............ 15818 La Avenida Dr., Houston 77062
Stone, Mr. and Mrs. C.......................7200 Duval Apt. 232, Austin 78752
Van Overen, Peter .................................. 1643 Park, Houston 77019
*Waddell, Mrs. Beth ..........................333 Water St. F-l, Kerrville 78028

Bailey, Dr. and Mrs. William T. .............. 8320 Trabue Rd., Richmond 23235
*Gilead, Mrs. Rosemary (Millett) .............. 1608 N. Utah St., Arlington 22207
Kalb, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R ............. Rt. 8 Box 140 AA, Lynchburg 24504
*Noble, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. .................. 101 Park Lane, Seaford 23696

Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Dale J.................USNS Box 25, FPO Seattle 98791
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. William H.................. 902 Pine St., Olympia 98506
Hehn, Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. ...........3305 Main Suite 211, Vancouver 98663
Hoyne, Capt. and Mrs. John M ................. 205 W. 5th St., Aberdeen 98520
McDougal, Mrs. Barbara (Comber) ............ 1825 Hunt Ave., Richland 99352
Nehring, Mr. and Mrs. Karl T. .........3011 S. 219th St. Apt. A10, Seattle 98188

Teske, Dr. and Mrs. David (Patty Doran) ......... Rt. 1 Box 104, Maribel 54227

We try very hard to make our November directory issue as accurate as possible.
However, we are human and we do make mistakes. Below are listed some errors found
in the November issue.
Page 27 Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Jr.
611 Villa Grande Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Page 67 Lacklen, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse P.
Page 59 Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. IV
Page 10 omit Cox, Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Page 28 Add Cox, Mr. and Mrs. William H.
6709 N. Kendall Dr. #212
Miami, FL 33156
Page 22 Will, Mr. and Mrs. William H.
1830 Thomas Ave. Apt 1J
San Diego, CA 92109
Page 25 Add Baldwin, Mrs. Gladys B.
441 33rd St. N. #315
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Page 19 Burlke, Mrs. Alice A.
5108 Gordon Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95824
Page 34 Karst, Mrs. Paul F.
2637 46th St. So.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
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5040 Maylands Dr.
Corpus Christie, TX 78413



Aiello, Mr. and Mrs. William A. ......... PSC Box 1829, APO Miami, FL 34002
*Coffey, Mr. and Mrs. John B ............ Box 2410, Cristobal, Rep de Panama
Hassler, Robert ..............................Box 646, Balboa, Rep de Panama
Massot, Carmen H. ................ Apartado 6-343, El Dorado, Rep de Panama
Planchon, Mr. and Mrs. Claud L........... PSC Box 725, APO Miami, FL 34005


Allen, Georgia (Seaberg) ........................ 4167 Laval Dr., Mobile 36609
Seeley, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon R. .............3301 Granberry Dr., Dothan 36303
Chillag, Peter L.M.D. ......................... 641 Military East, Benecia 94510
Mullins, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jr. ............... 1370 N.E. 140th St., Miami 33161
Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M........... 2527 Orsova Way, Sarasota 33581
Stahl, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H...............2723 Sheridan Dr., Sarasota 33579
Fall, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C .................. Rt. #1 Box 62A2, Goreville 62939
Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. William A. ......152 Timber Ln., West Barnstable 02668
French, Mr. and Mrs. Willard J................ 936 Palmhurst, Las Vegas 89128
Dockery, H. A ..................... 429 General Patch N.E., Albuquerque 87123
Sanders, Mrs. Eugenie ....................... 409 Jordan St., Henderson 28739
Arosemena, Ms. Linda P. ................. 6826 De Palma, San Antonio 78239
Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. ...............300 Hillside Apt. 252, Laredo 78041
Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Perry M. .................. 3220 Dothan, Dallas 75229
Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A................ 5502 Springfield, Laredo 78041
Hooper, Mrs. George ................. 2950 Rivermont Ave. #7, Lynchburg 24503

Christmas. We did enjoy a holiday visit from my mother, Eunice Willett of
Elizabethtown, KY. My sister, Virginia Willett Blount from Mobile and
daughter, Rochelle drove to Kentucky for a week's visit and brought mom
by on their way home. Hig and I did get her back to Kentucky before the
snow hit.
Annabelle Henderson, Dothan Emily (Wilkinson) McLean visited
Wayne and me from December 13th thru December 17th. We had a small
party for her and a few of her former co-workers and friends were invited
including the Dothan area secretary who as you know is none other than
Catherine Filo. Also invited from Ozark, AL was a longtime friend,
Henriette Baggot and her daughter Maxine Martin. A good time was had
by all. Emily and her husband, Gary, and two sons will be visiting Dothan
this summer and hopefully they will decide to settle in our fair city. Emily
now works with the Army in the Canal Zone. Her husband is with the
In September, Jack and Margaret (Moore) Hern, Mac and Muriel
(Moore) McGriff drove to California to visit their brothers Howard and
Eddie Moore. On their way out they stopped a few days in Las Vegas, NV
to see if they had any luck. From what I hear, there was not much. While in
California they visited Ssolvang, a Danish town, Santa Barbara Mission,
took a tour of Hollywood homes, visited Farmer's Market and went to
several game shows. On their way back to Dothan, they stopped to visit
with Nettie (Andrews) lotti who lives in Tucson, AZ and with Reba
(Colberg) Payne who lives in San Antonio, TX.
Ida (Mrs. Ralph) Dugas of Panama visited with John and Mary Urey
for three weeks in November. Ralph is now retired from the Industrial Div.
and Ida is still working with the Army Commissary. They hope to make
their retirement home here in Dothan and we certainly hope so. Also
visiting John and Mary was Julie (Durfee) Guardia from Panama. While
Julie was here, the old "Ancon" gang got together many times talking about
old times and all the devilment we used to get into.
Billy and Annette (Violette) Deming from Columbia, MD visited with
Bill's parents, John and Bernice Deming. With them was their lovely
daughter, Alison Jean. They had been in St. Petersburg visiting Annette's
parents, the Bill Violettes.
On the 3rd of November, a few of us got together at the home of Johnny
and Maggie Janssen to celebrate the 3rd. Just for old times sake. Bill de la
Mater and Dick Burgoon were here from the Canal Zone at the time so
they joined the festivities also. We all had such a good time dancing to
Lucho records.
Jane Burke went to Belmont, NC for a holiday visit with her daughter,
and son-in-law, Joan and Reggie Barker and to spoil her precious
grandson, David Anthony.
The following Dothanites went to the Isthmus to visit relatives for the
holidays, Margaret (Moore) and Jack Hern, Stella Nita, Bill and Dot
Benny, Louise and Joe Hunt. Hugh and Ara Norris left for the Isthmus
in mid January after visiting a few days in Miami with Al and Coqui
We welcome the following new families to Dothan ... David and Betty
Kelleher, Louis and Marge Palmer (Atlantic side), James and Nira

Riley (moved from Missouri to Dothan), Joseph and Emily Rile, Tom
and Marion Scott. We are glad to have you here.
Our annual Christmas party was held at the Ramada Inn on December
18th. There were 91 guests present. Many door prizes were donated by the
local merchants.
Here are some wise words to think about ... Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest,
investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you
quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
A most blessed Easter to all! See you at the reunion.
Catherine Whelan Filo
Area Reporter

Helen Aanstoos Jones, Tucson -
Received my first two copies of the Canal Record (November and
December). Found them very interesting reading about old friends and
those I had even forgotten.
Milly Owens Sutherland was visiting her daughter, Marsha in
Prescott, AZ in October and drove to Tucson to spend a few days with us. We
had a great deal to catch up on since we hadn't seen each other in thirty
years. It was easy, however, for us to pick up where we had left off back then.
It was she who gave me the subscription form.
I have talked to a few of the "Tucsonan-Zonians" and thought I'd pass on
bits of news.
Emma and Ted Engelbright had a visit from Rita (Mann) Adams,
daughter of Sanford D. Mann (Texas). Rita's husband is stationed at Fort
Huachuca, AZ which is about seventy miles from Tucson.
Charlie Judge, former Cristobal police officer in charge of traffic sends
regards to all.
Rufus and Ida Lovelady have been Tucson residents for fifteen years.
Ken Middleton told me that Eva Harte (Gorgas Hospital) had spent a
week with them in the fall. Henry Sommerfreund will be here in February
for a mineral show. Bob Daniels drove down from Phoenix. He was
checking on the purchase of bowling alleys. Dr. Glines (retired from
Gorgas) has built an airplane. Wanda Middleton is busily interested in the
Historical Society, not only in Tucson, but in other areas in the state of
Edmund R. Mac Vittie, Sun City -
Capt. Mortimer and Cynthia Prince, USN Ret. former Marine
Director living here and are enjoying the southwest very much. He was
Marine Director during the years of '63 to '65 and then went to Ithaca to
work after retiring from the U.S. Navy. They are both enthused about this
country and are really enjoying all the wonderful sights. Over the New Year
week end they went to San Diego for the Rose Bowl Parade as this was
something they had thought about for years. Their son Davis, now in
graduate school at Tuck after graduating from Dartmouth, was here for the
Holidays and enjoyed the golf although he did miss the skiing at Vail as

there was no snow to speak of when he was here. His sister Pat came down
also from Albuquerque for a visit and a grand time was had by all. The
Mathenys are still enjoying this country and we celebrated the New Year's
Eve with a buffet dinner here at our house. We were very sad to hear about
our fine friend Phil Thornton dying in early December 1980. Jerry Doyle
former Chief Architect, is still the finest restoration architect of this area
and he and his wife Pat are excellent people still and are doing their bit
toward the energy crisis. The Chisholms are still here with us and are
enjoying golf and relaxation. Grace will be having a cataract operation in
May when we return to our eastern home in Williamsville, NY. This year I
am in charge of the tournaments at our club here in Sun City and that keeps
me a bit busy along with lapidary work. This past summer we spent a week
in the wonderful mountains of Vermont and stayed with Carl J. Browne
and his wife Blanche. Saw the Doolans and had a wonderful dinner while
cruising. A great adventure. With our 45th reunion coming up in May '81
Grace and I will be busy at Cornell University this summer prior to the
reunion week. I am also Class secretary and enjoying it very much. Also am
Class correspondent and that helps me at the typewriter. This Christmas
we heard from many of our friends from the Zone and who are now living in
the great land of the PX. A very happy new year to all.

January 1981
We're all looking forward to our Annual Picnic already, and we hope you
can join us. The invitation is extended to all who have lived in the Canal
Zone or Panama. It will be held at Agri Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas
on June 21st, 1981. People start gathering about 11:00 a.m. Tables and
chairs are furnished; bring a covered dish and your table service. Also bring
greetings and/or personal news for publication in the Canal Record.
Robert L. Hummer, who recently retired in the Industrial Division,
brought his wife, Wanda, and sons, Robert, Jr., Roy, and Anthony to
central Arkansas and are settling down on their recently purchased farm
located outside of Russellville. Bob has gone to work in the offshore oil
industry as an electrician. To all their friends passing through, their new
address is: Route 1, Box 246, Russellville, Arkansas 72824. Phone: (501) 495-
Bruce and Dorothy Sanders arrived home in early November,
culminating a 5767 mile automobile trip to and from Washington, Oregon
and California via Interstates 90 and 40. "Mom", Grace (Aloise)
accompanied them on their outward trip which included a visit to Mount
Rushmore in Idaho, a whistle stop coffee break with Sophie (Sally)
McLimans (formerly on the teaching staff of Cristobal High School) in
Sheridan, WY and a visit to the site of Custer's Last Stand in Montana.
They also stopped for a very short visit with their grandson and nephew,
Walter H. Kleefkens in The Dalles, OR.
"Mom" left them in'Benicia, CA for a visit with Philip (Pinky) and
Laura (Walston) Sanders which was to extend through Christmas and

New Year's after which she flew back to Cary, NC with Arthur (Fred) and
Edith (Lolly) Sanders Diaz.
Dorothy and Bruce spent a week with son John (Jack) and
granddaughters Jennifer and Jacqueline in Los Gatos, CA. They joined
Sandy and Bruce III of the Panama Canal area who flew in to San Jose,
and other members of the Clan Sanders for the wedding on November 1st of
Pamela Hart and grandson Douglas Sanders. Grandson Curtis flew in
to Northwest Arkansas from Waco, TX where he is a student at Texas
Technical Institute for an enjoyable all too short Thanksgiving holiday. As
Curtis told his parents over the ham radio, "There were only the three of us
and Grandma cooked enough food for ten people."
Dick and Mary Condon are President and Secretary-Treasurer for 1981
for the Northwest Arkansas Canal Zone Society. For another group, their
offices are somewhat reversed. For the State Convention in May of
NARFE, Mary is Chairman, and Dick is Treasurer, handling all the
reservations for which requests have been coming in since before
Christmas. Needless to say, they are not planning any trips in the near
Martin and Marilyn Annen and children, Marty and Maria, spent
Thanksgiving in Dallas, TX with Martin's sister. Martin had been in
Europe, spending time in London and Rottendam, doing consulting work
with an oil company. He returned to join his family for the holidays.
Christmas was spent at home so Santa could visit without getting lost.
During the holidays, the Annen family sojourned to a resort on Grand Lake,
OK to spend several days swimming (indoors), bowling, and golfing. Back
home again, with no snow to frolic in, Marla has been horseback riding,
Marty has been occupied with Boy Scout work. Martin is ready to go back to
work, destination Corpus Christi, Singapore or Ceylon. Marilyn recently
attended a two-day conference in Little Rock to acquire ideas on educating
gifted children for the newly developing program in the acquire ideas on
educating gifted children for the newly developing program in the Rogers
school system for which Marilyn's job is Coordinator for Gifted Education.
Danny and Freddy Colclasure were most pleased to receive an answer
to their request, made through the Canal Record, for the address of their
former Gatun neighbor, Sam Knoke. See? Advertising does pay!
Edgel Colclasure is recovering well from skin surgery performed on his
ear in December.
Lynn and Maude Cook enjoyed a visit in November from their son,
Lynn Jr. (Bud), who lives in Saudi Arabia. While here, Bud had an
unexpected reunion with a Balboa High School classmate (Class of '43),
Bud Perry, who is currently living in Springdale, AR.
Mary Lou Engelke says she hasn't been doing much lately, but did have
a wonderful trip last August. She and daughters, Susan and Kathleen
Crowell and Kathy's three girls, Erin, Allison, and Laura drove to
Washington State to visit another daughter Margaret, and her husband
Charles Gallardo, and their sons, Brad and Todd, who live near Seattle.
Charles is a pilot with the Flying Tigers. During their couple weeks there,
they drove to Victoria, British Vancouver for some lovely sightseeing. Mary
Lou also took a quick trip to San Francisco to visit a sister, Claire, and her
husband, Frank Bryan. Already there was her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth

Haines, from Baltimore, and another sister Margaret, and her husband,
Edward Samples, from Miami. Edward had suffered a severe stroke just
prior to Mary Lou's arrival. He is now back home and on the road to
recovery. Mary Lou managed to pack in a few hours visit with Vincent
(Bevo) and Ann Biava at Napa, CA, before returning to Washington. The
family's trip back home was also thoroughly enjoyed "The countryside
was really beautiful, and Mt. Rushmore a fantastic sight."
Bob and Connie Engelke had an especially nice Christmas because
Mary Lou and her family were with them; first time in years that they'd had
any of the kids with them for the holiday.
Nobby and Peggy Keller's guests this winter are her parents, Charles
and Sue Magee. Charles celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday in
Susan Pederson, daughter of Bud and Betty Balcer, moved to this
area in mid-December, accompanied by son Paul, age 9. A week later older
son David arrived. Susan is now employed, and David is interested in
finding a job in the amazing and picturesque town of Eureka Springs, AR.
Carl and Helen Newhard went to Battle Creek, MI to have
Thanksgiving with son Bruce and his family. Son Sam and family joined
them there for a week's worth of good times.
Glynn and Etta Fay Terrell drove to New Orleans in their motorhome
for the December holidays. They took a short trip into Florida looking for
sun, sand and warmth in early January. Found the sun and sand, but there
was no warmth in it, so decided to come home and shiver in more spacious
Pete and Sue Warner settled in Arkansas partly in order to be
equidistant from wherever their offspring might be. As of now, all the kids
are far to the east. Pam graduated from Brigham Young at mid-year and is
now in New York to do an internship in communications. Stuart is with an
advertising firm on Madison Avenue in New York. Robert returned from a
tour with the Army in the Azores and is presently stationed in Virginia.
Phyllis and the youngest of her three daughters visited her parents last fall
from her home on Long Island, NY.
Following a short visit to Maryland in November to visit their daughter,
Judy Engelke Montanaro and family, Howard and Evelyn Engelke
set out for a Christmas with their sons and families in Panama. They drove
from Bentonville to Boca Raton, FL, where they stayed a few days with
Aggie and Norm Anderson, former CZ neighbors. While in Boca, the
fellows spent most of their time shopping. It was then to the plane in Miami
for takeoff to Panama where they were met by John and Laurie and
Louis and Wilma Engelke and their families. While in Panama, they had
the pleasure of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. After an enjoyable
month with their children, going to parties, fishing off the causeway,
chauffering the grandkids to and from ballgames and the Saddle Club,
weekending at Coronado, etc., it was time to come home. In Miami, they
were met by Norm and Ag Anderson, and it was back to another few
enjoyable days in Boca Raton. From there, they went to Ted and Emma
Henter's in St. Petersburg for a few days before the long drive back to
In October, Eldridge (Mike) and Minnie Burton drove to Georgia to

visit his relatives for a couple of weeks. Minnie flew on up to Mansfield, Ohio
to visit her son, retired Command Sergeant Major Robert Crooks, and his
family Niki and three boys, Jeff, Brian, and Ben. She had a lovely time
there for about a whole week while Mike had an opportunity to visit with
more of his relatives in Georgia. In early November, the Burtons drove to
Brandon (near Jackson), MS to visit his son, Mike, wife Caroline, and
their two young daughters, Michelle and Tracy Jean. In December,
Minnie's daughter, Judith Crooks Daily, with her son, Chuck, 19, and
daughter, Andrew Lynn, 14, came from Austin, Texas to spend Christmas
with the Burtons.
Harry and Lee Butz's December visitors were son Peter and wife
and three sons from Oklahoma. And since daughter Esther is now home,
they all had a gala Christmas. A few days later, the Butzes entertained Carl
and Petie Maedl and their visitors, daughter Pam Gutowski and her
family, at a dinner of the famed old Canal Zone dish of Johnny Mozetti with
all the traditional accompaniments.
Audra Dougan became a great grandmother twice in December, and is
understandably bursting with pride, thanks to Mr. and Mrs. (Kathleen
Bryant) James Douglas Cleaveland who had a daughter, and Mr. and
Mrs. (Mary Pat O'Neill) R. Eric Bryant who had a son.
Jim and Veva Folsom have bought a home in Georgia, about fifty miles
west of Atlanta, to which they plan to move when their current home in
Springdale, AR is sold.
Henry and Theo Hallin flew to the west coast at Thanksgiving, visiting
Henry Hallin, Jr. and family in Hacienda Heights, and daughter
Elizabeth and husband Maj. Thomas Wall at Irvine. During their week in
California, they enjoyed going abroad the Queen Mary and browsing
around Laguna Beach.
Carl and Petie Maedl report having had a wonderful Christmas.
Daughter Pam, her husband Vincent Gutowski, and their three children
spent it with them.
Andrew and Frances Whitlock spent Christmas in St. Louis with
daughter Andrea Collins. From there they went on to Osceola, IN for New
Year's with daughter Jacqueline Werbrouck. Despite contracting
Bangkok flu in Indiana, they had a wonderful time seeing grandchildren
and some of the great grandchildren (of whom there is a total of eleven
scattered over the western hemisphere).
Virginia Favorite spent December in Florida, visiting a couple weeks in
Miami with her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, before going to Orlando to
stay with son Howard and his family. Christmas was spent in Arcadia
with her daughter-in-law's family, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Flora and their
two sons.
Alice Nail

Mrs. H. E. Pihlgren, Sacramento
Ed is back in the hospital for the fifth time in a year. He will have to return
to a Convalescent Hospital until the Orthopedic Surgeon permits him to put
weight on his legs. Our best wishes to the members for 1981.

Florence Seiler, Laguna Hills -
In August I started out on the Alaskan trip which Martin and I had
planned. It was all I had anticipated. I flew to Vancouver, B.C. and there
boarded the SS Universe World Explorer Cruise. The daily lectures by
eminent professors on geology, economics and Alaskan culture were
interesting. There were many side shore trips, expensive but worthwhile, we
saw much more of the real Alaska. Each city we visited had its own
character and interest; Prince Rupert Canada, totem poles and halibut;
Juneau, the capital, reached only by sea or air; Homer, garden spot on a
peninsula; Anchorage, modern city but with evidence of the devastating
earthquake; Valdez, terminal of the Oil Pipeline; Sitka with its beautiful
harbor and Russian Church; Ketchikan, expanding city, salmon and
lumbery. Alaska, our beautiful frontier state with growing pains but
promising future!
Of course we cruised the Inside Passage as most ships do, beautiful, but to
me not as awe inspiring as the Columbia Gracier Icefield. I took the rubber
raft trip down the rapids from the Mendenhall Glacier and the helicopter
flight from Sitka over the Volcano, Mt. Edgecomb, scary at times but fun.
Most interesting was the optional flight from Anchorage past Mt. McKinley
to Nome and Katsebue. There I saw Alaska as I had always pictured it, very
primitive, cold, barren, inhabited by a hardy people. Life is changing there
also for we saw young Eskimos and Indians racing their Mopeds and
Hondas on the rocky Home streets. Everything seemed very expensive so I
took home one soapstone figure of an Eskimo fisherman on snowshoes. The
weather all 15 days was absolutely perfect.
Following the cruise I was the guest of John and Vickie Berude in Oak
Harbor, WA. John, DDS, USN, is stationed at Whidby Island Naval Air
Station. My daughter-in-law Dorothy Berude drove up from Oregon to
take me back to Tigard for a week's visit. Dorothy has earned the degree of
Master Gardener and is frequently a guest lecturer at garden seminars. We
went to the Mt. St. Helens area where I was awe-struck at seeing the results
of the eruption. Spirit Lake resembles a moon landscape. I gathered some of
the volcanic ash and bits of the porous rock.
I enjoy my extra work and training as a hospital volunteer on Patient
Library and Information Desk as well as Intensive Care Unit.
Bradley L. Pearson, Alameda -
My mother, Marie Pearson, sends all her best to all her friends and
wishes everyone the best for the coming "Reagan" years ... My father,
Edward Pearson, deceased, was commissionary manager Balboa for a
number of years. Mom was 88 this December. This year's list of addresses I
spotted 110 friends. I am retired for three years. Former member and elected
official of Masters, Mates and Pilots, San Francisco, CA. Your publication
keeps me up to date on the Canal. Please continue your excellent coverage.

On December 14, 1980, the Panama Canal Society of Southern California
held its Holiday Luncheon at the Country Club in Mission Viejo, CA, with

70 members and guests attending. The Invocation was given by Mr. David
Leroy Smith, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Donald R.
Brayton. A warm welcome was extended to all, including guests attending
one of our luncheons for the first time: Kenneth and Josephine Booth,
Thelma Hayes, Elbert Ridge and Lucille Smith, and to Nellie
Bruland Jansen of Aiken, SC, who was a guest of Hedvig Seedborg. A
Christmas poem, shared with us by Ellen Greenleaf Johnson of Alpine,
CA, was read by President Bob Adams to members and guests attending the
Attendance at Holiday Luncheon at Mission Viejo Country Club on
December 14, 1980.
ADAMS, Robert & Ruth (Westman)
ARGO, Emmett & Adele
BOURGEOIS, Joseph & Ruth (Huber)
BRAYTON, Donald & Gladys (Wertz)
BROWDER, Edward & Marie
DANIEL, Robert "Chick"
deGRUMMUND, Jack & Joan (Ridge)
Guests: Kenneth & Josephine Booth
Nancy (Ridge) McCullough
Elbert "Bubber" Ridge
FRENCH, Alice (Foster)
FRENCH, William & Meriem "Boz"
HAYWARD, Dorothy
HOLLOWELL, David & Thelma
HORINE, Conrad
HOYCE, Aileene (Smith)
IRVING, Joseph & Vera Grace
JOHNSON, Ellen (Greenleaf)
Guests: Thelma Hayes
Lucille Smith
JOURNEAY, Mary (Butler)
KENWAY, Joseph & Helen
KLINE, Paul & Mildred (Phillips)
LANG, Edmund & Zona (French)
LeBRUN, William
McKEOWN, Richard
PHILLIPS, Noble "Bud" & Marion
Guests: Marge Campbell
Helen Crenshaw
Janice Iten
Betty Price
QUINN, William Jr.
REPPE, Thelma
SCHAFER, Vernon & Catsy
SEEDBORG, Hedvig (Sundberg)
Guest: Nellie Bruland Jansen
Elizabeth Kling
SEILER, Florence (Berude)

SPREUER, William & Olga 'Cissy"
SMITH, David LeRoy
WILL, Howard & Rita (Laurie)
WILL, Ray & Irene (Laurie)
WRIGHT, Milton & Cornelia "Chubby"

Special Announcement!
Our Annual Business Luncheon will be held on Palm Sunday, April 12,
1981, aboard the SS Princess Louise. Built in 1921 as Canada's premier
luxury liner, she whisked passengers from her home base in Vancouver
through some of the world's most enchanting territory the Northern Seas.
Now more than 40 years later, the SS Princess Louise has continued her
regal tradition by taking up permanent residence at the Port of Los Angeles
and becoming one of Western America's most successful restaurant and
banquet facilities. Recently, she was moved from her berth at Terminal
Island to Ports of Call area. Ruth Adams will be sending you the details of
the luncheon, directions and reservation form around the middle of March.

Welcome, New Members!
Cdr. L.O. and Mrs. Mary L. Butts (nee McGroarty), 2801 Bayview
Drive, Alameda, CA 94501. Mary lived in Panama from July 1927 until
March 1965; graduated from Balboa High School, was employed by the U.S.
Army, the Panama Canal Company and the U.S. Air Force. She transferred
to the Naval Air Station, Alameda, in 1965. She and CDR. Butts were
married there in 1965.;
Mr. Hayden B. Jones, 55 Lloyelen Drive, Rogue River, OR 97537.
Phone: 503-582-1428.
Mr. and Mrs. Darryl K. McCullough (Nancy Ann Ridge, CHS '73),
22742 Avalon, El Toro, CA 92630. Phone: 714-586-7653. Nancy is the
daughter of Vincent and Dottie (Sanders) Ridge of Margarita.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McKeown, Jr., 17327 Cagney, Granada
Hills, CA 91344.

News of Members and Friends -
Bob and Ruth Adams are planning in the near future to travel with their
trailer to Kerrville, TX, to visit Bob's sister, Katherine, and her husband,
Bob Lessiack. Bob and Ruth will then take a piggy-back caravan trip,
where trailers are loaded onto railroad flatcars for part of the trip, into
Mexico with Beverly (DesLondes) and Walt Stiles.
Art Cotton is back to normal activities and doing nicely following a
hernia operation in October. Our special thoughts and prayers are with
Nancy Cotton Horner of San Diego, daughter of Art and Dot Cotton,
who is fighting'lung cancer. Her husband, David, and the girls are helping
with her care now that she is home after three weeks in the hospital. Her
sister, Dottie, flew up from Panama to be with her, and her husband, Ken
Manthorne, was expected in December.

Virginia Ridge Dolim, who was secretary-treasurer of our society for
several years, retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic
Division, Los Angeles Headquarters Office after 29 years, 9 months of
Federal Government service. In recognition of her services she received ten
outstanding performance ratings and special achievement awards. On
October 17th more than 140 friends and relatives honored Virginia and bid
her a fond farewell at a gala dinner dance in the International Ballroom of
the Los Angeles Hyatt Hotel. Music and entertainment were provided by
the Tavares Brothers, formerly with Harry Owens' Royal Hawaiians. The
program began with a musical, "This Is Your Life," with Tracy Johnson,
9, Virginia's granddaughter, performing several hula dances. Virginia was
presented many beautiful gifts. Along with her husband, Henry
("Hank"), also retired, other family members attending were Diane
(Dolim) and Tim Johnson from Honolulu, and Major Henry and
Charlene Dolim from Williams AFB, Phoenix, AZ, Virginia's two
children and their spouses. Her brothers, Jim Ridge, all the way from
Panama, R.P., and Lawrence ("Rocky") Ridge and his wife, Reeta,
from Redlands, CA, enjoyed the festivities along with Virginia's many co-
workers and long-time friends. Virginia and Hank have moved from Playa
del Rey to Rancho California (Temecula), where they will spent part of the
year, and winters will be spent at their condominium in Hawaii Kai,
Honolulu. Our best wishes for a happy retirement, Virginia and
Thomas E. Doran suffered a heart attack in August, and is recuperating
very well at his home in Pasadena. "Tommy" wrote this article for the Star-
News, Pasadena, to appear prior to Election Day, but it appeared in the
Friday, November 7 issue:

"Marines putting up the Stars and Stripes under fire on Mt. Suribachi are
now remembered in lifelike statues. The Stars and Stripes were hauled
down over the American canal on the Isthmus of Panama due to surrender
by President Carter, Cranston, Hayakawa and Howard Baker and others at
the canal. The date of the striking of the flag was Oct. 1, 1979. On Nov. 5,
1979, Americans were made prisoners in Iran. The show of weakness in the
canal case to the whole world brought on the Iran case and others since."
Roy and Olwen Hearn writes that life goes on at an unhurried pace for
them in Santa Maria. "The longer we live here, the better we like the place.
We know of only one other ex-Zonian here Mary Foley Cronan, who
says this is the finest little city in the world. We expect our daughter and
granddaughter for Thanksgiving so, of course, our day will be one of real
joy. Best regards to one and all."
Mrs. H. R. Judson (Edna), 70 W. Lucerne, #903, Orlando, FL 32801 -
"My son, Walter, attended the American Medical Association meeting in
Miami in November. He then picked me up and we went to Del Rey Beach for
2 weeks. He is happy that his 3 children are now finished with college during
these inflation times! The older daughter is a lawyer in Washington, and his
son and younger daughter have business degrees and work in New York."

Harriet and Bud Journey Norine Kaufer is visiting her sister, Jane
Journey, during the holidays. Our family Christmas get-together included
Lucille Journey Davis, daughter, Karen Davis Pyeatt and two sons,
Ralph and Brian, Jane Hall Journey, sister, Norine Hall Kaufer,
Bud and Harriet Journey and sons, Andy and Hayes, and daughter
Molly and Jim Sullivan, recently married.
Norine Kaufer and her daughter, Nancy Leach spent 3 days visiting
with Nancy's son, Raymond Leach, and his family in Chehalis, WA, just
before Christmas. Raymond and his wife just had their second daughter on
November 19th. Norine then traveled by Amtrak to visit her sister, Jane, in
Winslow, WA, for the holidays.
We missed Grace Naylor at our luncheon, and were sorry to learn that
she was in the hospital. We all hope she'll have a speedy recovery and return
to her active life. We remember so well, when our membership was
suggesting that we look into new sites for our luncheons, that Grace was so
helpful to the Board Members in our search for good restaurants, one of
which was the Mission Viejo Country Club.
George and Auristela Poole traveled in September to Maine, near the
Canadian border where U.S. Route 1 begins (they were at its other end in
Key West, FL, the year before). Every autumn they travel through the New
England states and visit with long-time friends along the way. In early
December they flew to St. Petersburg, FL, and will be there until early April.
They are hoping to see friends from California at the reunion in St.
Petersburg. They send greetings to all of our members.
Jack Ridge enjoyed the family gathering for Thanksgiving with 22
deGrummonds and Ridges in Los Almaitos, CA. In early December, Joe
Ridge of Burlington, Iowa, was here for 3 days, and Bob Ridge arrived
from Panama on the 18th for a week's visit. His wife, Pat, and daughter,
Rachel, arrived from Columbus, Ohio, on the 23rd, and they all drove to
San Luis Obispo to spend the holidays with their 3 children, Regina, Joan
and Jerry.
David Leroy Smith "When I sang for the Order of Eastern Star
installation, Rising Light Chapter No. 286, Huntington Park, CA, Mrs.
Mary Underwood was installed as Associate Matron. Her friend, Lois
Neal, past matron, installed her."
My sister, Aileene Hoyle, came down from Redwood Estates in
November to visit with me for the holiday season. She, Roy Ballard and I
enjoyed seeing our many friends at our holiday luncheon. Aileene will
return home on February 1st.
Ray and Margaret (Dunham) Grant of Bethlehem, PA, visited her
brother, Wallace Dunham, and his family in Pennsylvania at the start of
their trip to California for the holidays, where they visited Ray's sister in
Pasadena. For many years they've watched the Tournament of Roses
Parade on TV, but this New Year's Day they were right on the parade route
and could view it all in its natural beauty. Later they visited Margaret's
sister, Ruth, and her oldest son in Phoenix, AZ. On their return to
Pasadena, they'll spend an evening with Aileene and me and we'll be
recalling the days when we went to the 'Weecheechee Club' at the old
Yacht Club at Amador during our high school years.
Moises and Jean de la Pena wrote that their daughter, Jean, her

husband and 2 girls were with them for 2 weeks over Thanksgiving. They
missed seeing them at Christmas, but their 2 sons and families planned to
be with them for Christmas Day. "Moy" and Jean planned to leave on
January 2nd for 2 1/2 months in New Zealand and Australia they will be
joining the W. S. Irelands and John and Margaret Morales in Nelson,
NZ, for 6 weeks before touring Australia.

News from San Diego by Conrad Horine
Frank Stabler writes from Imperial Beach that he was sent to
Frankfurt, Germany last fall as part of his job with the Immigration
Service. He was there from September 1 to October 31. He interviewed
refugees from Afghanistan and other countries during that period. He was
working out of the American Consul General's office in Frankfurt. He left
there just in time to miss their first snowstorm the day he left. He found the
trip interesting and informative.
Col. Dale S. Cockle writes that he is presently assigned to Spain.
Previously he lived in Salinas near Fort Ord, CA. He received the Canal
Zone Governor's appointment to West Point and graduated in the class of
1958. His brother, George Cockle, graduated from OCS and retired from
the Army after 22 years' service. Dale expects to retire from the Army in a
couple of years and will probably settle in Austin or McAllen, TX.

Pat Thompson Bujalski, West Haven We are leaving Saturday the
17th to drive to Washington for the Inaugural. Paul was New Haven
coordinator for George Bush and we received an invitation to the func-
tions but unfortunately are not in an income bracket which permits us
to shell out the $500 it costs for at least one of the galas, nor the $200 (all per
person) for the Frank Sinatra gala. He puts on a wonderful show and save
for the inaugural itself and the ball, I would like to see the gala. However,
the trip is costing us $1400 in all for both of us, and just cannot afford the
expensive galas. We bought a small house in nearby West Haven. It has a
nice in-ground pool, but unlike the Florida ones unusable the better half of
the year. It stays zero day in and day out- coldest winter since 1934 they say.
My youngest is 18 now at six feet she towers over me, although I am 5 feet 6
inches. We are attending the CZ reunion in the Poconos. My uncle Walter
Jones is visiting my uncle Eddie in Boca Raton. Those two uncles travel
all over. It was wonderful going back home Christmas 1979. Seeing Dick
Burgoon, delaMater and Martin Olson, John Mallia and the others.
My brother Jim has two gorgeous places, one in Campana and the other at
Gorgona. It was all too short. Ball was jampacked. Saw Harry James, Ray
Charles, Wayne Newton, Mills Brothers, Mike Connors, and of course,
President Reagan and George Bush.

John E. Schmidt, Jr. BHS '50, Panama City -
Just back from Tallahassee, after spending 30 days leave with my son
John C. and his wife Betty, and my two youngest girls, Tracy (18) and
Ruth (16). While in the area, I attended several holiday parties attended by
many Canal Zone folks. Many of these people were very old family friends
and it was very special to visit with them again. I finished up the year at a
very nice gathering at Annie Rathgeber's house with many CZ folks. It
must be the worlds best kept secret about all the Canal Zone people retired in
Tallahassee Watch out Dothan! I will be retiring from the Air Force on 30
April 1981. This will be 30 years and four days active duty and I want to
say publicly that not only am I proud of my service to my country, but, I
have loved every day of it. I remember my Mother and Father saying to me
that day at Albrook AFB when I enlisted "It wouldn't be a bad career". No
it hasn't and I recommend it! Before I jump into another career, I plan on
driving around this country with my two girls from Tallahassee and
visiting with family and friends. I am going to put the "annual" issue of the
Record in the car with me and I look up friends along the way from Florida
to California and back. There are many sights in the country that I have not
been able to see and this is the time. Unfortunately, my retirement date
conflicts with the reunion dates or I would be there.
After I return from our summer vacation, I plan to settle in Tallahassee.
Although I have loved living in Bay County these past five years, and have
enjoyed the gulf breezes job opportunities for me seem to be a bit better off
in Tallahassee. Of course, having my children living there is really the
I would like to tell about two groups of Zonians in this area. One we call
the Sewing Group the title is quite erroneous as we do a mixture of things.
There is the Northern group with Aura Erickson, Eleanor Buehler,
Elma Scheibe, Ethel Straub, Jeanne Wheeler, Edna Wertz, Flora
Madison, Dolly Steiner, Ruth Ann Parker, Mildred Harper,
Florence Mildred Sutherland, Marge Shipley, Sara Rowley, Jane
Huldquist, Edith Cotton, Vera Jones, Carle Taber, Allena McHan
Kelly, and Ruth Bigelow. Then there are the Brown Baggers. We take our
sandwich in brown bags and the hostess supplies the dessert and coffee.
Ten members of the Sewing Group are in this party plus Dottie Yocum,
Grace Williams, Barbara O'Conner, Betty Quintero, Ruth Powell,
June May, Betty Malone, Mildred Hickey, Dot Harrington, Isbael
Gibson, Mary Egolf, Grace Carey, Betty Boyer. We had a get-together
for Christmas at the Pelican Restaurant on Clearwater Beach and had a
grand time. During the summer we enjoyed a picnic.
Grace and Jack Carey are down in their new condo, from Michigan.
Jack must return to the cold country the end of January but Grace will be
here for a few months.
Marge Shipley travels down to Key West occasionally to visit her
daughter Julie and her husband Bill, who is in the Navy. Marge so enjoys
her two grandchildren. Julie and the family came up to Clearwater to spend
the Christmas holidays with Marge.

Betty Boyer is a new Grandma again, her daughter Meridith
Broussard had a baby girl, in September in Houston, Texas. Baby
Jennifer with her parents came to spend the holidays with Betty and Bob.
Also present was Betty's mother Jo Olson.
Betty Irvin Quintero spent the holiday's with her daughters Beth
Brown Hilton and Barbara Brown Byrne and granddaughter
Ammanda Hilton. Daughter Carol Brown Manning, her husband Pat
with son John came from Maryland on January 2, 1981. Brendon is a
Clinical Psycologist for the U.S. Navy in Orlando and Barbara is a Police
Jane and Fred Huldquist of Seminole has as houseguest Betty and
Bud Huldquist and son Jeffrey from Dothan, AL for the holidays.
Also visiting Jane and Fred and the Frauenheims were Margaret Leigh
and Jan Whitney from Panama. Margaret and Jan also visited Jo Jones
and Brownie Wilson as well as other friends from the Zone.
Anna Ehrman, widow of Henry Ehrman Sr. of the Republic of Panama
visited her son Henry Jr. and his family of St. Petersburg and her daughter
Doris Monaco and her family of Largo, through the Christmas holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. George G. Felps spent Christmas in Clinton and
Bogalusa, IA. with George's brother and his family. Christmas was held on
December 28th at the Joseph Hickey's home when their son Tom and his
fiancee visited them. Their daughter Barbara and children also visited
them to help celebrate. Son Joe and wife Debbie are coming for a visit in
late January from Frankfort, Germany. Young Joe will be on a business trip
to California and will stop over to visit his parents.
Margaret and George Martin
had a family reunion at Christmas
with all their children, the first time
they were all together since 1969.
Giles and wife Neus from Fairfax,
VA; Margaret Ann and husband
George Henshaw from Cincinn-
ati, OH; Jerry Martin and wife
Paula (Kuyoth) with their sons
Baryl and Michael from San An-
tonia, TX; Glenn from Albany, GA
and Elaine and husband Jerry
Smith from Clearwater, FL. Gerald "Barrel" and Paula,
sons Baryl and Michael

The Canal Zone Past Matrons of Florida held their monthly meeting and
luncheon on January 28th at the Bank Restaurant on Clearwater Beach.
One month the meeting is held in the Sarasota area and on the following
month it is held in the St. Petersburg or Clearwater area. The hostess for the
January meeting was Dorothy Yocum. President of the Past Matrons is
Mina Dee from Sarasota and the Treasurer is Dorothy Pate.

One of the problems of being a reporter is the fact that November's news
cannot make the December issue, since lead times are necessarily over a
month in advance. From Japan came news of Walter and Jessie
Lindsay's Fifthieth Wedding Anniversay which fell on Thanksgiving
Day, 1980. Daughter Judy and grandchildren Anne-Marie and Patrick
celebrated in Misawa, Japan, by decorating the house with folded golden
paper cranes. Friends from all over were asked to send recollections and
shared memories and photos cards, etc.; which were compiled into a
memory book by Jody.
Pete and Ruth Peterson from Ft. Lauderdale had the joy and pleasure
of spending a weekend with Bill and Sadie Slaughter of Lakeland. They
enjoyed a wonderful visit and reminiscing over the good old days spent
together in Balboa, C.Z. From there the Petersons went to Disney World to
wind up the final touches of celebrating Pete's birthday which the rest of the
U.S. celebrates on Nov. 11 as Veterans Day.
Christmas mail brought a request from Vivian and Walter Mikulich
for a little more information on their address which should read: 1001 No.
Fifth Ave., Apt. 308, Sequim, WA 98382. She also said their son Bob had a
son born June 21, 1980 but failed to tell me his name.
Mary (Wells) and Guy Fealey sent their new address as 8945 W.
Glenrosa Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85037. Guy is now an aircraft jet engine
Mechanic with the Air Force; Mary is employed at Luke AFB and they have
bought a home near the outskirts of Phoenix.
Ella (nee Jones) and Stan Specht are moving again, this time out of
the St. Pete area. Their new address is 515 Forest Hills Road, Waterboro, S.
Carolina 29488.
J. Hartley Smith had visits over the holidays from his son Paul and
Maritza (nee Van Hoorde) Smith of Mexico City and granddaughter
Ana, who is a student at the American School in Mexico City, as well as
granddaughter Carmen Smith who is a freshman at the University of
Texas. Maritza's parents, Hilda and Carlos Van Hoorde of Panama
City, R.P. also were in St. Petersburg for the holidays. Marjorie Smith,
another of J. Hartley Smith's daughters, was here for a six-week vacation
with her father so it was quite a family reunion.
Peggy Anne Donovan of South Bend, IN joined her parents Henry
and Irene Donovan.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Neal of St. Petersburg recently returned from a
trip to Panama and a tour of Lima, Cuzco, Buenos Aires and Rio.
The Canal Zone Brats of St. Pete area have asked me to notify everyone
that they are planning a Picnic on Saturday, May 2, 1981 at the Ft. DeSoto
Park North Beach from 7 a.m. to sundown. Follow the signs to the extreme
north end of the beach. Bring your swim suits, food, and beverage. The
picnic is open to any who care to come and maps will be available at the
dance on May 1. There will be games for children. Those who plan to attend
the luncheon may wish to drop by for part of the day at the beach.
Marguerite (nee Van Wagner) and John Runck from
Hendersonville, NC spent the month of January at Imperial Point. They
passed along news of the death of Leonard Martin, a former Locks
Security Guard from Vineyard Haven, Mass. in October, 1980. Their

information came in a letter from Mr. Martin's lawyer.
Richard Wright came for a holiday visit with his mother, Ana Wright
from Montreal, Canada. From St. Pete he went on to Panama for a few days
back on his old home turf before returning to Montreal.
Frank and Ellen Castles of Falmouth, MA, visited Ray and Louise
Caldwell in January. They also visited with daughter Ann in Miami.
Barney and Betty (nee Comley) Forgeson went to Meridian, MS to
pick up Sam Moody of Panama and drive to San Antonio, TX to see
Charlie and Mary Frances Southwell. (Charlie was with the Naval
Research Lab at Miraflores). From there they went to Kerrville, TX. to see
Dick Johnston's gem lapidary shop in his home. He is using coral, rocks,
etc. picked up in Panama to make beautiful jewelry, etc. Then on to
Arlington, VA for a white Christmas with Mary Jane (Comley) and Jeff
Lacklen. While in the area they also visited with Ann (nee Greene) and
her husband Al Tillmann.
Regina (nee Quinn) Enjuto of Madrid, Spain and her husband Tristan
were guests of her sister Genevieve Quinn in St. Pete. While on the
Suncoast they went to Sanibel to visit with another sister Rita (Quinn)

Clyde and Sarah Flowers, Port Orange -
We had planned a fun filled family Christmas by making a circuit to be
with each of our children and our grandchildren for a few days each during
the Christmas holiday. However, our plans were short circuited shortly
after our arrival at our daughter's Susan Martin, in Pelham, AL when
Sarah was taken to the nearby hospital and suffered a heart attack on
Christmas Day. Mrs. Dee and Key (Flowers) McFarland and children
were a great help and comfort when they arrived from Columbia, SC later
that day to be near. We are now back home and Sarah is progressively
Gene and Ethel Askew enjoyed a seven week, 10,000 mile trip last
summer, seeing many of the beautiful areas of the country they missed four
years ago and revisited others, including many National Parks. Up to
Saulte Ste. Marie, into Canada, around Lake Superior to South Dakota,
through beautiful Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New
Mexico, Texas and then home. It also gave them an opportunity to visit
friends and relatives on the way. We had a nice long visit with Rufus and
Ida Lovelady in Tucson, AR. They were neighbors of ours in Diablo when
our children were small. Rufus was suffering from shingles that had been
persistent for several months and would not respond to medication. We also
visited with Dr. and Mrs. Russell Wright in Aurora, CO. Dr. Wright was a
physician at Gorgas Hospital for several years.
We spent the Christmas holiday season in Balboa Heights with our
daughter, Nancy Goodwin, her husband Jack and our three
granddaughters. Our trip also included three days on Contadora Island in
the Pearl Islands. We found relations to be friendly between Panamanians
and Americans. Panama is trying to make things easy and Panamanian

offices are set up in the former Canal Zone to facilitate some transactions.
The housing areas in the former Canal Zone seem to be well maintained, but
other areas appear neglected. The Atlantic side and Gamboa areas are not
considered desirable places to live and rents have been reduced by 28% to
encourage people to stay. Commissary inconvenience is the great drawback
for these areas and a study is now underway to grant bonus pay for 10% or
more to Atlantic side residents, with approval from Washington. The
backlog of ships that once numbered 183 has been cleared out. Pilots now
receive bonus pay for work beyond the normal working week. Travel on the
SS Cristobal is still available to retired employees on space available basis
at $135 each way. Write to Panama Canal Commission, Transportation
Branch, APO Miami 34011. Largest ship to transit the Canal is the Queen
Elizabeth 2; length overall 963 feet, beam 105.2 feet. The vessel paid a
laden rate of $89,154.62 on 53,386 net Panama Canal tons. There is much
talk about Panama building a new bridge over the Canal at Miraflores near
the old observatory. Japan is pressing Panama for a new Canal. Panama
now gets 30 cents a net ton on all transiting ships, which is just under 6
million dollars a month. Panama collected a little over 70 million dollars
over the first 12 months of the new agreement. There were not as many
changes as we expected. The greatest complaint was about the long waiting
lines in the commissaries and the PX and the lack of many items. Panama
appears to be growing, with many high rises and new shopping areas, but
they still drive the same way. We didn't get to see much of the new airport, as
we were standing in lines until we boarded the plane. Another thing we
noticed was that our children's generation were, in many cases, the leaders
in the new Commission, due to the many retirements. Also, we saw very few
familiar faces.
Sarasota has so many comings and goings it is hard to know where to
The John McLains flew to Atlanta, GA to spend the Christmas holidays
with their daughter, Judy Saucier and her husband. In January,
accompanied by Gladys' mother, Mrs. Esther; her brother, Joe Watson;
and her sister, Thelma Maguire and her husband, they all motored to
Miami and then flew to Panama to attend the retirement festivities of
another brother, Walter C. Watson, Chief of F.A.A. in Cardenas, R.P.
They were all guests of family members in Panama for two weeks. The
McLains remained for a month with their son, Doug McLain and family in
Coco Solo.
Billie Galloway spent the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with
her daughter, Anna Katherine and family in Houston, TX and her son,
Joe and family in Atlanta, GA, returning to celebrate her brithday with her
Sarasota family members and her sister, Alice Jones from Mississippi.
Alice arrived from Rosedale, MS in November for her annual winter visit
with her sisters and brother-in-law, Billie, Dave and Ruth Gatz, Maxine
Hitchcock and Robin Comer. Maxine Hitchcock was also away for
Thanksgiving when she flew to Washington, D.C. to be with her son,
William C. Hitchcock Jr. and his wife, Virginia.
The Walter Hartmans enjoyed a visit from her niece, Zona (Boggs)
and Harry Dowell of Coco Solo, R.P. The Dowells also visited his sister,


Grace, and her husband, Cdr. James McCormick, USN retired, of Port
Charlotte, FL and Zona's cousin, Dinah Sasso LaPorta and daughter,
Debbie of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Dick Ebdon and family came from Wilmington, DE to share the
Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Joe and Rae Ebdon, also to
celebrate his grandmother, Mrs. Edith Eppley's 97th birthday. Major
Thomas J. Ebdon, USAF, presently stationed in Osan, Korea, arrived in
February for a month's visit with his parents, enjoying Florida's beautiful
beaches and wonderful sunshine.
Susan McCullough Burk and daughter, Chevaun Erin of Keego
Habor, MI came for a two week visit with her parents, Mac and Snookie
McCullough in their Glen Oaks home. While here she enjoyed seeing many
C.Z. friends at the wedding of Vie and June May's daughter, Sandy, in
New Port Richey.
Paul and Elva Stewart were on a Sun City tour from Tennessee and
visited with the Harry Cains and other Florida friends.
James and Ann Slover of LaBoca, R.P. and daughter, Mary of
Inverness, FL were the weekend guest of Al and Miriam Bissett.
Terry Zemer of Ancon, R.P. en route to a work seminar, visited with
Margit "Chickie" Csighy and others in the Florida area and surprised
many mutual friends when Chickie brought her to the morning coffee.
Rodney and Reba Alexander Higgenbotham of Jacksonville, FL
were the guests of Jim and Edna Million and enjoyed visiting with other
friends in the area.
Bobby Orvis, who resides with his grandmother, Mrs. Frances Orvis,
enjoyed a visit with Paul and Margaret Karst and son of Gamboa, R.P.
Paul and family were returning to his work at Pacific Locks, Paraiso after a
summer visit with her parents, the Stewart J. Browns of Largo.
Buckey and Anne Hall are now settled in their new home at 1542
Georgetowne Lane, Sarasota. Coincidental and a good lottery thought,
their house number is the same as his Elks Lodge Cristobal No. 1542. On
their retirement in late 1979 they moved to their home in Laporte, PA until
their daughter Jill completed the school year, before settling in Sarasota
late last summer. Their son, Midshipman 3rd Class Will Hall, in his second
year at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD spent the Christmas
holidays with his parents, sister Jill and paternal grandparents, John and
Madge Hall. Their daughter, Jill, had a white Christmas when flew to
Laporte to spend part of her vacation with her cousin, Mary-Jo Cosgrove
and other relatives.
The George Walkers entertained on New Year's Day for the family
members to meet with a cousin, Katherine Haynie O'Brien, and her
husband Neil, who were visiting from Ft. Lauderdale. Katherine is the
daughter of the late Gladys Bliss Haynie, and her father; the late Robert
Haynie, who was Secretary to Colonel Geothals during the early
construction days.
Mrs. Blanche Hartman accompanied the George Walkers to New
Smyrna Beach, FL to attend the wedding of their granddaughter, Mabelle
Kathleen Fitzgerald to Charles Keister of that city. Kathleen is the
daughter of Martin and Mabelle (Walker) Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Dorothy Knox had a two week holiday visit in Randolph, N.Y.

with-in-law and daughter, Jim and Margaret Grobaski and their three
Donald and Dotti Humphrey and daughters of Palm Bay, FL spent
Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Gladys Humphrey, Sarasota and her
parents, James and Jane Frost, Tampa before leaving on a two week
vacation with his uncle and family, the LeRoy L. Humphreys of Ft.
Dodge, IA where they had the thrill of skiing, ice skating and making apple
Mary Orr has returned to Sarasota after a most enjoyable visit with her
family in Texas, the Fred Wells in Kerrville, and brothers, Bob Orr and
Mattes Orr and families in Houston and San Antonio. On her return she
had a nice visit with her nephew, Alan and Kathy Jane (Melanson)
Wells and daughters in Atlanta, GA.
The weather has been cold but very invigorating though damaging to
citrus crops and plants, but at the time of this reading all should be nice and
green again.
Hope 1981 is truly great for everyone.

Heard from or caught up with lots of Zonian friends over the holidays, so
in the interests of fairness I think I'd better deal with this issue in
alphabetical order.
Know what one high school girl says to another high school girl nearly 30
years later? "Remember that awful haircut you had?" "Do you still have
your tap dancing shoes?" "The new ones have buckles; I don't like them
near as well as the ones we had that tied." Thus began an intellectual
conversation between Judy Crooks Daily and myself in Austin. Some
nerve talking about my haircut when she sports an Afro. It was really
terrific to see Judy again. Of course, neither one of us has changed one iota.
Judi works as an IRS auditor, Austin District. Her son, Chuck Jr., 19, is
majoring in architectural and electronic drafting at the Capital City Trade
and Tech School and plans to graduate in March. Daughter Andrea, 14, is
a freshman at Travis High. Over Christmas they traveled to Fayetteville,
AR, to be with Mike and Minnie Burton. Mrs. Burton is Judi's mom.
Judi's address in Austin is 9014 El Rey.
Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve of Metairie heard from Frank Chris
of Miami recently on his way through New Orleans. Frank was on a five-
week tour of the West which included stops in Reno and Las Vegas, where he
made the usual donations. The Dinkgreves also report that Dorothy
Leach has moved from Gulfport, MS, to Biloxi. The Record needs your new
address, Dorothy, and we all hope you had a lovely Christmas in New York
with your younger daughter, Marian, and her family. Older daughter
Patricia, still lives in the Canal Zone oopss) with her family. Shortly after
Christmas the Dinkgreves received a phone call from Marie Haky in
Pittsburgh, reporting the birth of another grandchild. (See "Births"
section.) She now has two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Rusty (Mrs. George) Folger of New Orleans spent two weeks in Florida
in December with her sister. Upon her return she immediately repacked her
bags for a holiday trip to Panama with son Wayne, daughter-in-law Lisa,
and grandson Jason.
Ann (Mrs. Louis) Gerhardt, Route 2, Box 108A, Walker, spent the
holiday in Colorado with family. The late Mr. Gerhardt was master baker
at Mount Hope from 1922-41. The Gerhardts lived in New Cristobal.
Marie Wright Gibson has settled in nicely in Houston after leaving
Clearwater. She has a new job as an administrative assistant with NASA in
the training area of the astronauts. She's tentatively planning a summer '82
trip to Panama with son, Bobby, 22, who hopes to graduate in December
from the University of South Florida, Tampa, with a degree in biology and
There's a new Gregg in the vicinity of Mandeville (See "Births" section).
Young Rayne is doing fine and came over to Mandeville with father,
mother and sister Carlye for the better part of January. Daddy, Dr.
Clayton Brown, had to return to New Orleans early to go back to work.
Marion and Gene were going to the Reunion in St. Pete but Gene got a
teaching job (social studies) at Clearview Junior High in Slidell, so that
cancels any April trips. Laura, Gail and Helen went to Florida over the
Christmas vacation to attend Susan Rigg's wedding in Tallahassee and
then went to Safety Harbor to visit the Harlan Crouchs, returning to
Mandeville Christmas Eve.
Got a happy Christmas letter from Shirley B. W. Hicks, M.M. that's
Master of Music, folks. Congratulations, Shirley! The news from her
family is also good this year. Jeannine and Matty bought a house in
Manassas Park, VA, and are expecting their first child in April. Matty still
works for VEPCO and Jeannine is a draftsman and technician for an
enginerm. Susan and Paul Knebel are in Omaha (Paul's home). They
both work; she's with Mutual of Omaha. Tom and Beth and Jennifer
Ann Marie Parker, 1, on Nov. 26, are still in Arlington. They are resident
managers for an apartment complex. Beth gets to stay home with Jenny
and Tom is still with Motorola. Lois, a 6th grader, has started band and
plays the saxophone. She takes private lessons and sight reads everything
in sight. She is in her fourth year of piano, plays Clementi sonatinas with a
great deal of expression and pizzazz and sometimes even plays them on her
saxophone. Shirley's mother is, if anything, livelier than ever, running the
household, cooking, sewing and making her beautiful rugs.
Was pleasantly surprised to receive a lovely birthday card from dear old
friend, Wilma Hidalgo. We share a birthday in December. As retirement
approaches, she's beginning to suffer from a tinge of that familiar Canal
malady, "where-to-retire-itis." She was happy to get transferred to Army
at Clayton recently, thus no longer has to drive across the bridge to Howard.
Enjoyed the kind hospitality of Tommie Lou and Bud Horter while in
Austin. Apprehension soon eased when it became clear that their two cats
and my two dogs were not going to start a rumble. The Horters have been
retired in Austin since 1974. Tommie Lou is active in the Newcomers Club
and with Bud enjoys putting up fresh produce from their garden. Ernie
(that's the one I used to babysit in Diablo) is a full-time industrial
engineering student at Texas A&M and has a degree in biology from the

University of Kansas. Daughter Debbie graduated in business from the
University of Texas and works in Houston for Kroger Supermarkets. Rick
is majoring in industrial engineering at Texas A&M and works part-time
for Van Goerger in his machine shop. Van graduated from Texas A&M in
1979 and is the son of Dr. Goerger, formerly at the Gorgas outpatient
clinic. Rick and Van are BHS '74. Sorry I missed meeting the kids.
Got a cheerful Christmas greeting from Kay and Roger Howe, who are
doing nicely in Titusville and making plans to attend the Reunion.
Finally made a connection with Bob and Kat Hughes and darling
daughter, Jennifer, 2, at the LSU married students apartments, for some
good home cooking. Then it was my treat as we were off to the Baton Rouge
Little Theater to see Agatha Christie's "Towards Zero." Bob finishes
coursework in May, then will draft his dissertation. After graduation he's
considering a relocation to San Antonio. Sister Kathy is nearby in
Brownsville. Sister Nancy is in Sacramento working on a bachelor's in
Spanish. Bob's dad, Hilton and wife Margaret divide their time between a
summer home in Maine and a winter home in Florida. His mom, Claire,
and husband Stu Jadus have retired to Miami and take it easy collecting
shells and growing roses. Kate's parents are in Orlando and the young
family gets there often.
Carolyn and Bob Johnson, Kissimmee, spent most of November in
Panama, especially for granddaughter Toby's fifth birthday. They spent
Thanksgiving there, too, getting acquainted all over again with new
grandson Kyle. He and Toby are keeping Carol hopping. Got to spend a
weekend at Gorgona Beach with Russ and Sheila and ventured forth for a
drive almost to the top of Campana Mountain to visit friends.
Heard at Christmas from old BHS school chum, Helen (Edwards) and
Ray Magan, 914 Alexander Circle, Pueblo, CO., and Jean (Harris
Turner) and Mark Milosevich, 2900 Lincoln, Apt. 115, North Riverside,
Emil and Helen (Daniel) Munson, Sun City, AZ, spent a week with
daughter Helen in Orange, CA, in July. Her husband still works for
Cavitron in Anaheim. Her girls are now 11 and 14. The younger is on the
Fullerton State Pre-team in gymnastics and the older is on her 9th grade
drill team and no doubt very good students as well.
Always good to get the "Phillips' Annual Report" at Christmas time.
Last summer they took a 17-day Senior Citizens bus trip to Nova Scotia by
Washington, New York, Boston, Montreal, Quebec and Pennsylvania and
say it was worth every minute of it. Over 4th of July, all the family, Ken,
Beverly, Bev, Henry, David, Kris, Phyllis, Lewis and Vera, had a
delightful weekend at Mom's on the farm. January Ken started school at
Fort Rucker for six months transferred from Utah. In August Ken's wife
Beverly, David, Kris, Lewis and Vera went on a six-day trip to Newport
News, VA, for a visit with him where he was stationed at Fort Eustis for
three months before departing for South Korea for a year. After seeing him
off Sept. 23, Lewis and Vera motored to Dayton, Ohio, for a visit with Bev,
Henry and Phyllis. Then with the greatest delight stayed with Phyllis
while Henry and Bev made a short business trip to Washington, D.C.
Lewisa Philips will always hold a warm place in my heart for being
such good neighbors in Diablo, allowing me the use of their little Morris

Minor and introducing me to the Canal Record.
Mrs. H.G. (Lois) Ragan, the former Mrs. Simon Mansberg of
Lafayette had a happy surprise during the holiday season when she
received a letter from Mrs. Parker Stafford, Connie Smart to those who
lived with her in women's bachelor quarters, House 203 in Ancon, 50 years
ago. Lois has not seen Connie since that time when Connie introduced Lois
and Si to each other. Connie now lives in Walker, LA, and they hope to meet
soon to renew their acquaintance. (Editor's Note: Please change your
records from Mrs. Simon Mansberg to Mrs. H.G. Ragan, same address.)
Got a nice card and letter from BHSer Velma Medina (Mrs. Dave C.)
Reilly, PSC Box 218, APO Miami. They spent Thanksgiving at Coronado
Beach too. Then Velma was off with a DC conference while Dave took a
course at the University of Syracuse. They met up in New York City and
stayed with Isabel (Wood) Egan. Velma reports that Jerry Halsall is
retiring next month and so is Emily (Riley) Newberry's husband. This
makes Velma think we're getting old, isn't that ridiculous! Not us, Velma,
Got a cheerful note from my favorite spirit picker-upper, Merlena
Searle, at Christmas. Donna just got her master's in public
administration and Merlena is back from "Colorful Colorado," making
plans to attend the Reunion.
Mildred Damerau (Mrs. Walton P., Jr.) Sellers, Washington, LA,
sends news that Walton's whole family was over for Thanksgiving. Ralph
Sellers (ex-BHS) is now a colonel in the Air Force, head of the dental clinic
at Langley AFB, VA, and his family, together with Cherry Sellers
Drake, Houston, and her family, all joined in and they had a super time.
Millie is now working for the La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries in
Opelousas loves it. She's in the Game Division and Walton is with the Fish
Division. Walton, III, is a 4.0 student at LSU in Eunice and plans to attend
Law School at LSU in Baton Rouge. Her other son, Billy, goes to Opelousas
Catholic, known throughout the state for its high educational standards
and high morals. Visiting the Sellers last fall were Carroll and Betty
(Flatau) Taylor from Texas. Betty and Millie went to school in the Zone
together and Betty's father is John Flatau, well known photographer in
the Zone and Panama. In early summer, cousin George Knoeppler visited
from Cologne, Germany, and the Paul Dameraus stayed with Millie's
parents for awhile. The CR Directory brought news that John and
Kathleen Gough are in nearby Marrero. Kathleen and Millie worked for
the Comptroller's office at Amador; Kathleen in the Budget Section and
Millie with Col. McClish and Bob Daniels in Management. I sense a
reunion in the offing.
Got old Lester Smith (BHS '63) on the phone briefly. He's with
Geological Survey Water Resources Division here in Baton Rouge. He and
his wife, Andrea Byrd Smith (BHS '65) were born and reared in the Canal
Zone. Over 4th of July they hosted a get-together for area Zonians and were
pleased to visit with Norman Currier, now at Wilson's in Baton Route;
Ellen Best, Capital Area Ground Water Commission; Tom Mallia, a
probation officer in New Orleans; and Linda Nickolison, who is working
and going to school in New Orleans. Also in Baton Rouge are Lillian
Luddy, from Curundu, who works in a law office for former Go. Edwin

Edwards. Les would like to see a motion made at the next Reunion to
change the time of the Reunion to coincide with Easter vacations for more
younger people with children can attend. I earnestly concur.
Through a local amateur radio operator, early one Saturday morning
recently, I got a brief message from Owen Smith, now also known as
HP1XOS. All is well for Smitty and he was found yakking away on the 10-
meter band under very good conditions. The local ham, W5UAJ, also spoke
briefly with Freddie L. Raybourne (Father Fred) who is HP1XWA.
What became of all the K Zed 5's?
Talk about talking had a great phone visit with old BHSer Nancy
Bateman Sokolaski, who is executive secretary for the director of the Geo
Pressure Office, Dept. of Energy in Houston (that's more hot air, folks).
Prior to that Nancy was with the Foreign Service and spent time in
Uruguay, Indian, Libya, Ecuador and DC. With her now at 5015 Kintyre
Drive, Houston, are her mother and her daughter, 9. Nancy had a wonderful
time at the C.Z. reunion aboard the Queen Mary and intends to drive to St.
Pete for the Reunion in April stopping here to visit me, I hope.
Elizabeth (Betty) Tarr and I were in a play together at the Canal Zone
Junior College some 25 years ago. Betty was a CHS graduate. She and her
husband, Val Vaughn, lived in Metairie, LA, for awhile and now reside at
5030 Jason St., Houston, with their three sons, 13, 14 and 17. Sometimes
Betty gets behind in her correspondence; don't we all? Got a nice card from
her at Christmas with a message that she had "just noticed a letter dated 10
years ago from you, asking for my news." Betty decided to take a chance
and write to let us know she is teaching science in a public school
"Vanguard" program. Thanks, Betty, for writing and I do hope to hear from
you again soon!
Got an "Aloha from Hawaii" by way of Florida from our jet-setter, Ruth
Warner. She's momentarily back
in Florida no doubt mapping out
her next adventure.
Bill and Gret Warren ended
with the year back home in New
Port Richey following a Northeast J
U.S. and Canadian motor trip.
Actually they're only making a brief
pit stop for physical and dental
checks, then it's back out on the
track. Gret figures that upon
growing old, folks shouldn't slow
down, they should speed up because
they have less time left. The
Warrens may fly to Hawaii or motor Gretchen and Bill Warren of New
to Mexico and the West Coast. What- Port Richey with daughter Kathy
ever, they are past due for a landing and son-in-law Jim, beside the
ever, they arepastdueforlanding trusty VW bug, taken in Fort
here, so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Hamilton, N.Y., July, 1980. (See
(See picture). "News from Louisiana" section).

Louisiana Reporter

Ray D. Wilson Portage -
I retired from the Engineering Division in 1972 after 32 years service.
Gene was employed in the Personnel Director Office. Our son and daughter
were both born in the Canal Zone and graduated from Balboa High School.
Upon retirement we returned to our home state of Michigan where we have
enjoyed our life in Portage, along with frequent travel, especially in the
winter months!
Gene and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a two-week trip
to Hawaii in December. In January we were proud to attend our son's
(James Ray) graduation from Thomas A. Cooley Law School, Lansing,
MI. Jim plans to continue in his present position on the Governor's Staff
and Director of Compensation for the State of Michigan where he is
responsible for negotiating pay and fringe benefits for 70,000 State of
Michigan Civil Service Employees. Jim's wife, Julianna, also an attorney,
is an Administrative Law Judge for the Michigan Tax Tribunal. We'll be
leaving shortly to spend the winter in St. Simon's Island, Georgia and San
Antonio, Texas, where we will visit our insurance agent daughter Jane,
and her sons, Edward and Michael.

1980 ended so well with us. Our daughter Linda presented us with
another granddaughter, Jessica Elizabeth Rowse born November 30.
Her sister Jennifer couldn't wait for her to come home. We now have 2
granddaughters and three grandsons, children of Penny and Bill
Dorothy Judd came from Andover, MA to spend the Christmas holidays
with us. She is head of the Spanish Department at Philips Academy in
Andover. Last year she had been on a year's sabbatical and had traveled
through Spain on the first half and then traveled through parts of South
America and the Canary Island the second half of the year. She brought her
slides of her various travels and we all enjoyed seeing them. She is putting
together her slides of the Canal Zone and Panama and we can't wait to see
This year our Canal Zone Reunion will be held on July 10,11 and 12 at the
Hill Motor Lodge and Train Coach Restaurant in Tannersville, Pa. in the
heart of the Poconos. We have found or should say Aggie Jamke, Tede
Lyng, Wilma Kirkpatrick and Eleanor Schwindeman found this
motel which is bigger than the last reunion site and hope it will work better
for us. If any of you would like to come the address is Hill Motor Lodge and
Train Coach Restaurant, Interstate Route 80, Exit 45, Tannersville, Pa.
18372. Phone 717-629-1667. Just tell them you are with the Canal Zone group
when you contact them.
Jane Curtis had surgery last week and is doing very well. She will be
going home this week.
Norine (Rathgeber) Lucas should be retired by the end of February and
is looking forward to it.

Jack and I are making plans on our first St. Petersburg reunion and are
looking forward to seeing everyone.

At the time of writing this in January, we certainly cannot complain
about bad winter weather hope it stays this way, although we need
Betsy and Truman Hoenke returned to Hendersonville the latter part
of November. Their son, Roger, and a friend came for Thanksgiving. The
Hoenkes left for Seattle before New Year's to visit with Merrill and
Margaret Will. Their daughter, Dr. Diana (Hoenke) Bauer, was in
Seattle at the same time attending a zoological seminar.
Ruth and Ernest Zelnick spent Christmas in Little Rock, AR, with
their son, Paul, and his family and New Year's in Tulsa with John and
Charlie and Carmen Howe had wonderful Christmas holidays with
the whole family, including 8 grandchildren. Also present were Carmen's
sister, Rosita Suarez, and their mother, Marina Joudrey. Rosita and
Marina moved to Hendersonville in December. During the holidays, guests
of Rosita were her son and his wife, Joe Gil and Reba(Kirk) Suarez, and
their six children from Mobile, AL. Carmen and Charlie left right afterNew
Year's for Titusville, FL, to attend the services for his mother, Stella
Howe, who passed away December 31st (see Deaths). They stayed a few
days with Roger and Kay Howe, and visited with Charlie's sister,
Blanch Rine and Dolly Fiske. Then they went to Boca Raton for a few
days with Lloyd and Jo Ann Kent. While there, they saw Norman and
Aggie Anderson and Carmen's sister, Marita Loftis, in Ft. Lauderdale.
"Bricky" Pattison and her son, Jimmy, were in Hendersonville for a
week early in December with her parents, Tom and Barbara Coleman,
and with Jean and Jack Dombrowsky. Bricky returned to Panama and
Jimmy to Palm Bay, FL.
Lillian and Bob Van Wagner and Marguerite Runck spent the
Thanksgiving holiday in Largo, FL. They had Thanksgiving dinner with
Dan and Lois Paolucci. John and Marguerite returned to Largo to spend
the month of January. Bob and Lillian will be there for the months of
February and March.
I spent the holidays in Denver, CO, with my sister and her family. After
New Year's, we drove to El Paso, TX, stopping to enjoy Santa Fe and
Albuquerque. I came home the southern route, stopping in San Antonio to
see Bob Jr., and his family. After I got home, my daughter and son-in-law,
Noralie and Jim Shobe, were here for several days. Jim has retired from
the Canal and they are planning to settle in the Washington-Oregon area.

Gene Hamlin, Carthage The central and eastern sections of the state
are so spread out that the likelihood of an organization developing is
remote. Even we three members in Moore County don't see much of each
other at least Bob Wainio and I belong to Rotary here in Carthage so we
usually have a short visit each week. A bit of news Bill Halvosa is
recuperating from illness. We believe everybody else is O.K. we know that
Gordie and Margaret Dalton are. We can also give a good report for Tom
and Sally (Morland) Williams who live in Southern Pines.

Melanie Tarflinger Konersman, Altus -
B.H.S. Class of'66. Anyone out there wondering about the last 15 years of
your classmates?? Would like to hear from any of you or any information
about the Mighty Seniors of 1966.

Cissie and Ben Kuller, Waldport -
The year 1980 brought us two more great grandchildren. The first a baby
boy to Lynn (Gill) and Brent Casper and the other, Carly Catherine
Perry, born to David Perry and Julie (Fuhrman) Perry. David is in his
Junior year at Oregon College of Education in Monmouth, OR. For Cissy
and me that makes five great grandchildren and twelve grandchildren.

On Saturday, December 13th, forty-one members and guests enjoyed a
pre-Christmas dinner at the Holiday Inn in Aiken including ten members
from the Columbia area. Among the guest were Carol Smith (Kapinos) of
Hampton, VA, Eva Marino of Savannah, GA, Frank and Fina Balinski
of Aiken, and Marge Boland of West Columbia.
Our next get-together will be a dinner meeting at the same location, on
March 26th.
In mid-October, Mrs. Willard Percy spent two weeks with Mrs. Clyde
W. Parsons in Ft. Thomas, KY and during this time they were guests at
the Centre College homecoming in Danville. Thanksgiving found Mrs.
Percy in Lakeland, GA with Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Pridgen (Gay
Edwards) and family.
Eletheer and Otis Catron were presented with a new granddaughter,
Glenda Marie, on December 4, 1980, courtesy of Billy and Dorothy
Catron (Harper) of Miami. Before Christmas they enjoyed a visit from
Jimmy and Sylvia Catron, and grandchildren Steven and Kristen.
Eletheer is busy practicing up on her golf these days in hopes of giving
Otis some competition?

Aikenites have a tendency to travel north, south, east and west for the
holidays. Among those who headed north were Billy and Bob Rowe who
spent Christmas with their son Bobby and family in Bittendorf, Iowa and
Gertrude Smouse who went to Michigan to spend the holidays with her
daughter and family.
Dorothy and Harry Willenbrok went east to be with daughter, Susan,
in Durham, NC and Peggy and Don Hutchison went east to Charleston,
SC, and spent Christmas with their daughter Diane, grandson Wally, and
four inches of snow!
The State of Florida played host to those who headed south Nora and
Charles Green who visited friends and relatives in St. Petersburg and
Clearwater-Hilda and Jasper Lee Myers who journeyed to Carrabelle
and spent Christmas with two other generations of Myers and Lorna
Shore who, with Stephen, spent these special days with her daughters in
Leona and Paul Badonsky drove that familiar route west to Athens,
GA, to be with daughter Paula and family for Christmas; and Hazel and
Bud Kilbey enjoyed Christmas and New Years in Grovetown, GA, with
daughter Charlotte Mullins and family; while Nellis Jansen made it all
the way to Arizona and California for the holidays.
Pauline and Jack Kaplan of Hollywood, FL, reversed the trend, and
were houseguests of Evelyn Condon in December. While here they called
on the Hills, Waggoners and Hutchisons.
In January, "Sis" and Bill York, accompanied by Mrs. Madeline
Shore, drove to Florida to see their daughter Nancy Coffey's new home in
Bud Kilbey is presently enjoying the tropical breezes in Balboa, as a
houseguest of his daughter and son-in-law, Jolie Ann and Ron Seeley. It
was suggested that he enjoy the corbina, papaya, mangos, seviche and
avocadoes for all of us and to bring back a suitcase of tropical weather
when he returns in early February.

Bob, Beverly, and Carol Berger had Holiday guests from Michigan.
Carol (Bob and Bev's daughter) is now a Senior at Georgia Tech and will be
graduating in June with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
The Leo Goulets (Carol, Beverly, and Stephanie) spent the holidays
with the Bergers and a great time was enjoyed by all. Leo took some well-
deserved time off from his Gerbers job (Vice-president, International
Division), daughter Beverly is a lawyer in Dallas and Stephanie is a Senior
at Stephen F. Austin University, majoring in Food Management and will
also be graduating next summer. Bob Berger retired last June from the
Department of Defense School System at Cristobal High School and now
resides in Garland. Bob keeps busy working as a substitute teacher in the
Garland schools.

Deborah R. Elich and Neil Patton were married September 20, 1980
honeymooned in the Canal Area and Panama before making arrangements
to enroll in Florida State University in January.
New arrivals in Austin are Shirley and Chuck Cavanaugh and Ann
and Joe Dolan. The Dolans two daughters will attend college here in
The Schroeters Val and Bert hosted their usual Holiday Get-together
for Canal Zonites this past year. Among other guest were Tommie Lou
and Bud Horter, Ellen and Ed Coyke, Rita Orr, Agnes and Ed
Mulroy, Ann and Joe Dolan, Shirley and Chuck Cavanaugh, Ruth
and Bart Elich.

Because of my daughter's major surgery and its aftermath, there was no
opportunity to ready news for the December 1980 Record. This, I regret.
Some of the following items, therefore, will be a bit out of date, but the old
adage "better late than never" should apply.
Preceding the above episode, my daughter and son-in-law, Jessie B. and
Wesley Rodgers, two granddaughters Debra and Tommye Rodgers
had checked in from Venezuela. My daughter-in-law, Betty Bush, had
arrived earlier from California while her spouse, my son Tom, trailed her!
Having my whole family together at one time is a rare treat for me.
Our regular meeting was held on Saturday, November 15,1980, and it was
an exceptionally good one. The tally of members and guests was 28. Thanks
to Mr. Neville Harte of Florida, we had one of his slide presentations on
Huacas muy interesante! Tilly Levy's son, David, was one of our guests
and he had brought some of his memorabilia to show. What pleasant
memories we shared.
Among our guests were George and Catherine Lowe, Mary Jo
Yaeger's brother and sister-in-law from Wilmington, DE.
And the Big Event of November 16 was our Tilly's 90th birthday,
celebrated in fine fashion. Her son, David (mentioned above) and his wife
Arline from California, daughter Charlotte Merryk and husband Ozzie
and son Mark from New York were among the many who gathered to
celebrate the occasion. Tilly reigned Belle of the ball.
Dal and Grace Thornton visited her brother and wife, Larry and Sara
Keegan in Greenwood, S.C., Mildred Morrill in Spartanburg, S.C., thence
to Marietta, GA to be with their niece and family, Jim and Laurie
(Keegan) Kidd and children Andrew, Michelle and Larry. They had
left Lancaster on October 17th and returned December 3rd what a
wonderful vacation. They were scheduled to spend Christmas in LaBrea,
CA with Grace's sister, Maria.

Irene Hollowell made a Christmas visit to Clifton, Texas with Carolyn
(Pollak) Tyssen and family, on their beautiful ranch. While there, she
visited Iva Standefer's sister-in-law.
Myrtle Souder had a pace maker installed about four months ago. She is
doing fine but warned "don't let anyone tell you this is a simple operation; it
But events started popping for the Souders, happy ones. Son Murrill
came home from New York and daughter, Helen Ray McDougal from
Guatemala to make Christmas special. Granddaughter Helen Ann
Anderson produced No. 1 great-grandson on Christmas Day.
Granddaughter Maurine is now Mrs. Randy Rollo, wedding bells having
pealed on January 10, 1981.
Corresponding Secretary

Tharon Haldeman Mitchell and Irene Wright Hollowell flew to St.
Petersburg, FL for the Thanksgiving holiday. They were guest of Joyce
(Haldeman) and Roger Collinge, who hosted the turkey day festivities.
Time was also spent with Betty (Haldeman) and Cal Underwood. What
a grand holiday and reunion.
Evelyn Tyssen has just been named in the 1979-80 edition of "Who's
Who Among American High School Students." Evelyn will graduate from
Senior High School in May, 1981. Future plans are to enroll in college to
become a Physical Therapist.
While Mary Orr of Sarasota, FL was visiting her brothers Bob and
Mattes Orr, in Houston she was the luncheon guest of Irene Hollowell.
Until the 1981 Reunion of Panama Canal Society of Florida, remember,
no happy time that passes is ever really gone, when it leaves a lovely
memory for looking back upon!

Harvey and Bea (Monsanto) Rhyne are new residents of Kerrville.
They moved here on October 21, 1980, and reside at 1310 Carol Ann. They
left here on December 5th to make a trip back to Panama for a holiday visit
with their two daughters who still reside there.
Max and Earl Wrenn of Springdale, AR, were guests for a week with
Beth Waddell and, while here, renewed acquaintances with many of their
ex-Canal Zone friends. When they left here, they traveled to Grand Cane,
LA, to visit Lottie Tinnin and were to be joined there by their two Doctor
sons, Chris and Keith, and their families for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Anna and Joe Collins of St. Petersburg, FL were overnight guests of
Sue and Bill Graham on November 14-15, while enroute to visit their
daughter Lucy and husband Scott Graham of Tucson, AZ. Sue and Bill left
on November 17 for a ten-day visit to Olympia, WA, to attend the wedding
of their son, Will, to Miss Judy Beeman, and also to have a pre-

Thanksgiving holiday with them. They were pleasantly surprised when
their daughter, Donna Day of Dallas, flew in for a weekend visit to be
present for her brother's wedding, November 22, 1980.
Max Hanna, his wife Joan, and two children were post-Thanksgiving
holiday visitors, Nov. 28 Dec. 3, with his parents, Chita and Parker
Mary Orr of Sarasota, FL, arrived for a visit with her sister and brother-
in-law, Marion and Fred Wells. She arrived on November 21 and planned
to stay until January 13, 1981. Their two brothers Bob and Mattes and
families from Houston, joined them here for the Christmas Holiday, and
Mary returned to Houston with them for a visit over New Years. Irene
Wright Hollowell and Mary Jo Yaeger of Houston drove Mary back to
Kerrville on January 7, and Irene and Mary Jo were the overnight guests of
the Wells. Prior to Mary's departure on Jan. 13, a Morning Coffee was held
on January 9, hosted by: Iris Hogan, Kathy Lessiack, and Clara
Chambers. Friends attending were: Anna Calvit, Honey Fealey, Mary
Kallem, Annette Fields, Helen Smith, Gigi Fleckenstein, Sue
Graham, Jackie Bishop, Marilyn Carter, Muriel Johnston, and
Marion Wells.

Annette Fields, Iris Hogan and Kathy Lessiack.
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Mary Orr and Helen Sr

Mary Orr, Clara Chambers, Marion Wells and Iris Hogan.
Pictures Courtesy Sue Graham

Betty Marshall returned to Kerrville on Dec. 9 after a month's visit in
Ohio with her mother and other relatives.
Beth Waddell flew to Hawaii on December 15 for a month's Holiday visit
with her son, Wally, and family, but had to terminate her visit earlier on
account of a bout with the "Flu" and returned home on January 5.
Fern and Warren Morse, who have recently retired from the Panama
Canal were guests of Helen and Ezra Smith while enroute from South
Dakota to the valley. Hazel and Bob Blades of Dallas were guests for the
Christmas Holidays of Helen and Ezra Smith. Muriel and Lester
Johnston were visited by two of their sons and a grandson from Panama
the first week of January.

Panamian Molas the traditional embroidered designs of the San Bias are
featured and modeled by Mrs. Clara Chambers, left. To right are modeled a
set of Panamanian national costumes the Pollera, the Montuno, and the
Montuna, gracefully draped on mannequins supplies for the occasion by
E.C. Parker, Jr., president of Schreiner's. Costumes are the property of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred L. Workman.

The "Mola" Exhibit held at the Butts-Holdsworth Memorial Library
from Sunday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 23, 1980, was viewed by
approximately 500 persons.
The lucky winner of the "Mola" door prize was Mrs. Edith Stryck of
There were also five picture albums available for browsing through.
These albums are made up of colorful postcards, with typed explanations,
depicting many scenes of Panama, starting from the Atlantic Entrance to
the Panama Canal going through the Canal then on into Panama. On into
the interior of Panama, illustrating buildings, landscapes, birds, fruit,
flora, even showing the "square" trees and golden frogs found in Panama.

There were also a collection of magazines on the table describing the
Panama Canal and many of the items on display.
On the main floor of the Library, there were three display cases all
collections of dolls, figurines, replicas of the golden Huacas of Panama;
artifacts of the Panama Railroad; Bookends made of old railroad ties and
rails, brass identification numbers; a complete set of Tembleques; Indian
pottery; and a large collection of Chaquiras.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rhyne, recent arrivals in Kerrville from
the Canal Zone, model some of the exhibits of mola dress at
the Butt-Holdsworth Library.

This was a community project arranged for the Library by Mrs. Harold
Chambers (Clara). It was only possible for her to arrange this through the
assistance and cooperation of the following, who either brought "Molas"
and other Panamanian artifacts to the Library for display, or came to the
Library, in four hour shifts, to help with the Exhibit: Mrs. Dale Bishop,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrd, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Calvit, Mr. and Mrs.
Wade V. Carter, Mrs. Fred Cornels, Mrs. Robt. Dunn, Mrs. James
Fealey, Mrs. W.J. Fleckenstein, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Graham, Mrs.
Parker P. Hanna, Mrs. Richard Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Lessiack, Mrs. Walter Marek, Capt. and Mrs. J. Finley Meehan, Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey Rhyne, Mrs. Ezra Smith, Mrs. Jeff D. Thompson,
Mrs. Beth C. Waddell, Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Webster, Mrs. Fred
Wells, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Workman. C
Clara Chambers

"Happy Mothers Day"
to all you wonderful mothers!!
-E -olooMaft."AAA A A Z A ------- ---

Leo J. Eberenz, Sterling -
Just a note to let you know the Eberenz family is still going strong. The
only trip I made during the year was to the reunion in April. Madeline did a
little more traveling in the Orient during the month of August. On
September 1 we had a family reunion and all 25 members were on hand. The
reunion is very simple for us whenever John comes up on vacation as all the
others live either in Virginia or Maryland. The gathering included 15
grandchildren. We expect to attend the reunion in 1981.

Margaret Teegarden, Renton -
In May I started working 2 1/2 days a week in the Medical Library at
Valley General Hospital near Renton. The work is quite different from my
work of 14 years in high school libraries but it is fascinating work and I am
enjoying this experience working with doctors and nurses very much.
This time a year ago we were cruising with friends aboard The Fairsea
from Los Angeles to the Caribbean and enjoying every minute. The
highlight of our voyage was, of course, the transit of the Canal on January
13th and that entire day we spent on deck not wanting to miss a thing. We
were aghast to be greeted by that tremendous Panamanian flag flying on
top of Ancon Hill and saddened by the lack of our American flag displayed
anywhere near the Canal. So many happy memories were rekindled that
day and it was a thrill to sail by my former home in Gamboa and Dad's
Dredging Division Office. I remember the fun w4 had after the ride home on
the train from school, going for a swim in the Canal. One change we did
notice during our transit was the lack of Americans near or around the
Canal or Locks. It looked like it was already well controlled and supervised
by Panamanians much more so than when I visited there in 1971!
I'm so glad that we have the Canal Record to remind us of the happy years
we lived there and to keep us in touch with those wonderful friends that we
knew there.



271 Ulmerton Rd. S.W.
Largo, FL 33540
Ask For
JACK MORRIS, Associate Office: 546-2188
Past President P.C. Society Evenings: 577-3588

Sale and Locator Service ...
COLLECTOR has three P.C. opening day medals. Will trade one for Sept.
30/Oct. 1, 1979 PC Service medal. Others sell for $25.00 plus insurance.
Gene Hamlin, Box 577, Carthage, NC 28327.
WANTED: Royal Doulton Figurines, Animals, Small Mugs $25.00 ea.
Tiny 1 1/4 in. $35 ea. Buying almost anything in R/D. Please call or write
Claudis Howell, 1205 Fountainhead Dr., Deltona FL 32725. Phone 305-
KNOW ANYONE INTERESTED is a few old (not oldest) copies of
Spillway? Contact Thelma R. Godwin, Rt. 2 Box 37, Mannford, OK 74044.
FOR SALE: Panama Canal Photographs of Construction Days and later.
6 different sets (10 in each set). Pictures have dates and identification on
each. $4.75 per set. Bee Winford, 1227 Oak Hill St., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Tel.: 813-682-6350.

Easter Greetings

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Application for Membership
Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
I, hereby apply for (membership) in the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and enclose $10.00 as my ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP dues for the year which entitle me to a
subscription of the CANAL RECORD for one year.

Name (Wife)




Former PC Employment

Zip Code_

Amount Enclosed $ Check__ M.O. Cash_

DUES $10 PER YEAR PER FAMILY (One Household)
Please send Money Order unless Check is on State's Bank
Dues of the Society shall be $10.00 a year by calendar years, and shall entitle
members in good standing to receive the Canal Record and Annual Issue.
Dues shall be considered payable in January of each calendar year, and will be
considered delinquent on February first in any calendar year.
New members will be accepted after July 1st in any year for $5.00 in dues for the
balance of that particular calendar year provided the following year's dues are
paid in advance at the same time.
Name should be exactly as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE.
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs.


Please mail to

Street Box

City State Zip Code

Society Tag, $2.50 ea.
Society Decal, $1.50 ea.,
Total enclosed

Number wanted
Number wanted

Mr. William C. Williford, 65, member of Ocean Springs, MS passed
away on Christmas Day while at relatives in upper Mississippi. He went to
the Canal in 1941 and worked for the building division in Cristobal and
retired in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Connie; four sons, Bobby Joe and
Michael (Nickey) of the Panama Canal, William Terry of Caracas,
Venezuela and James of Eglin AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; a daughter
Nancy Farnsworth of the Panama Canal; eight grandchildren; three sisters
including Mrs. Winchell T. Pennock, of St. Petersburg, FL and two brothers.
Mr. Wilburn B. Falla, member of New Platz, NY passed away at Albany,
NY Medical Center on January 11, 1981 after a short illness. Wilburn is
survived by his wife Virginia; son William and daughter Rebecca.
Mrs. Carmen (Minnie) S. Van Gelder, 74, member of Kirkland, WA,
widow of Arie T. Van Gelder, passed away January 24, 1981. Minnie
received many Christmas Greetings from members last year which were
appreciated. She loved the Canal and wanted to return for a visit but
became too ill to travel. Only known survivor is her sister, Mary S.
Mr. William E. Williams, Ft. Lauderdale, died January 31, 1981.
Survived by his wife, Marguarite; two daughters; four sons; a brother, Roger
T. Williams of Pompano Beach, FL; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
Mr. Claude D. Campbell, Manchester, TN, died July 16, 1980. He would
have been 93 in September. He was employed at the Pump Station Gamboa
and retired in 1950.
Mr. William C. Bailey of Tampa, a member, died January 28,1981. He is
survived by his wife, Margaret; and two sons. William retired from the
Postal Division of the Panama Canal.
Mrs. Loretta Hayes, member of Clearwater, FL, died February 9, 1981.
Survived by her husband Martin; son Michael in Illinois and a daughter
Patricia, Clearwater; two brothers; a sister and one grandson.
Mrs. Dorothy Dennis Douglas, 67, member of New Port Richey, FL,
died in a hospital in New Orleans, LA January 25, 1981. She attended the
Canal Zone Schools in Balboa and later lived on the Atlantic side. Dorothy
is survived by her husband, Robert J. Douglas, retired District Commander,
Fire Division, Atlantic; mother, Mrs. Josephine Dennis, NJ, two sisters, Jo
Konover, and Jean Herbert of New Jersey and a brother.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard "Emo" Everson have enjoyed recent visits by
their sons. Bernard Jr., who works for E. Systems/SFM in the Sinai
Desert, flew in from Cairo, Egypt to spend the holidays with his parents. His
company has a contract for the peace-keeping force assigned there.

John Everson, Major U.S.A., recently completed a course at the Armed
Forces Staff Collete and arrived in Sarasota in February before going to his
new assignment to the Joint Staff of the Pacific Command in Hawaii. He
was accompanied by his wife, Lynn and their infant son, John Jr. Emo and
Fi's first grandchild. They shared a three week visit with his parents and
with Lynn's parents, Capt. Frank Walker, U.S.N. (ret), who live on
Longboat Key.
Gladys B. Humphrey

Anniversary ...
Edward Clyde Stroop Sr. and Ruth F. Stroop of 2737 Jay Place,
Sarasota, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday.
In honor of this occasion, a cocktail party and dinner was held at the
David Copperfield Inn, the Meadows.
The couple was married Jan. 31, 1921 in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. and
came to the area 27 years ago from Cristobal, Canal Zone.
They are the parents of Rose M. Holroyd of Sarasota, R.B.H. Stroop III of
Ocala, Edward C. Stroop Jr. of Kissimmee, Gerald D. Stroop of 1907 Andrea
Place, Sarasota and Karen P. Wolfe of 4238 Tee Road, Sarasota.
They have 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Out-of-town guests for the celebration included Mr. and Mrs. R.B.H.
Stroop III and son Eddie of Ocala and Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Stroop Jr.
and son Mark of Kissimmee.

Registration Chairman, Georgia Howard, announces the following
hours for registration:
Wednesday, April 29th at Bayfront Concourse Hotel 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30th at Bayfront Concourse Hotel 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1st at Bayfront Concourse Hotel 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
at Coliseum 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2nd at Bayfront Concourse Hotel 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Please try to register prior to the Society Ball. Please bring and wear your
registration NAME TAG to the ball (there will be no duplicates available) so
that you will be recognized.

Transportation Chairman, Al Pate, announces that bus transpor-
tation will be available to pick up members staying in all downtown hotels
to the Coliseum, providing there are six (6) or more members to be picked up.
Please make arrangements with Al Pate no later than 12:00 o'clock
Noon on Friday as to where you wish to be picked up from to go to the ball.
Be sure your transportation money is sent in with your fees for the Reunion.

December Meeting

Lakewood High School Spartones entertain

G. Martin, P. Beall, B. Hicks, F.Orvis, A. Collins and 1). Pate

Members partaking of

Olga Disharoon's Refreshment table

Members at December meeting
Pictures Courtesy "Pat" Beall

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

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