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VOL. 18

JUNE 1984

2^/II i- 47;a)

NO. 2

J. F. Warner

FOR 1984-85

Victor H. May, Jr.

Peter W. Foster
1st Vice President

William M. Stock
2nd Vice President

Jean B. Mann

Richard W. Beall

Mrs. Anna T. Collins
Past President

Mrs.Dorothy Yocum

William F. Grady
Legislative Representative

Paul Disharoon
Sergeant at Arms

Joseph L. Hickey

Contents .
The President's M message ............................................
Past President's M message .............................................
From the Secretary ..................................................
Editor's Corner ...................................................
Legislative R report ...................................................
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings .............................
A activities ........................................................
1984 Reunion .....................................................
R etirem ents ........................................................
The Canal Zone in Uniform ...........................................
N ew s C lips ..........................................................
News Condensed from the "Spillway" ..................................
Your Reporter Says.. ............................... ...............

Alabam a...................... 36
Arkansas............ ........... 37
California ..................... 37
Colorado...................... 40
Florida ....................... 40
Louisiana ..................... 44
M ississippi .................... 45
Congratulations .....................
W eddings ..........................
B irths .............................
With Deep Sorrow...................
Letters to the Editor ..................

North Carolina .............. 46
Northwest ................... 47
Panama ..................... 48
South Carolina............... 50
T exas ...................... 51
V irginia .................... 52
The Younger Generation ...... 53
...................... .. 54
...................... .. 5 7
. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 1
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 1
. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 5

,Looking Back...................................................... 71
A nnouncem ents .................................................... 80
For Sale or W anted .................................................. 84
Vigilant Real Estate 4 Harris Real Estate 9 Precision Instrument 14
Nenna's Aloe Verama 13 Orange Villa Retirement Home 14
Russell Adams Realty, Inc. 3
Front Cover: Victor H. May Jr., President of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Back Cover: Joseph C. Mehaffey, Tugboat, Panama Canal Commission
June 1 Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., SPIFFS, 2201 1st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL.
June 3 Annual Picnic, 7th Street Recreational Park, Long Beach, Calif.
June 17 Northwest Arkansas Zonian's Picnic, Agri Park, Fayetteville, Ark.
11:00 a.m., BYOFood
June 23-24 1984 Statesiders Reunion, Ramada Hotel at Tysons, Virginia
July 6 Luncheon/Meeting of PCSOFL, 12:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Yacht
Club, 11 Central Ave.
July 27 Western North Carolina Picnic, Lake Julian (Hendersonville)
12 noon, Pavilion #1, BYOFood
Aug. 4 Luncheon/Meeting, PCSOFL, Santa Madeira Brown Derby,
Cocktails 11:00 a.m., Lunch at noon, Meeting at 1:30 p.m., (See
Aug. 4 Northwest Annual Picnic, Camano Island State Park, Washington
Aug. 10-12 Summer Picnic, High Country Inn, Winter Park, Colorado. (See
Reporter Colorado)
Aug. 11 "Fun in the Sun Day" Zonian Picnic, Metropolitan Park,
Jacksonville, FL., 11:30 a.m., (See Announcements)
Sept. 7 Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., SPIFFS, 2201 1st. Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL.
Sept. 14-16 West Coast Reunion, PCSOC, Holiday Inn, 1355 North Harbor
Dr., San Diego, CA. (See Announcements)
Sept. 29 No-Host Picnic, Davis Bayou Campground, Gulf Is. National
Seashore, Ocean Springs, Miss., 11:00 a.m. (See Announcements)
Oct. 8-11 Eighth Annual Gas House Gang Invitational Golf Tournament,
Dothan, Ala.


The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

A (A Non-Profit Organization)
"D To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
P.O. Box 11566 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33733

The CANAL RECORD (USPS 088-020) is published five times a year in March, June, September, November and December by
Roberts Printing, Inc., 376 Patricia Ave., Dunedin, Fla. 33528.
The membership fee is $15.00 annually. $10.00 of this amount is for a subscription to the Canal Record for one year.
Second Class postage paid at St. Petersburg, Florida.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, P.O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33733.

Single copies for sale at $2.00 each, plus $1.50 postage to members only.

All photographs and correspondence sent to the Panama Canal Society of Florida will become the property of the Society and will
be retained in our files and archives. The Panama Canal Society of Florida assumes no responsibility for advertisements placed in the
Canal Record.

HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
5094 40th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
Printed by ROBERTS PRINTING, INC., Dunedin, FI 33528


My thanks to all of you for electing me to head the So-
ciety in 1984-:1985. A year from now I may have other
words for you.
I am looking forward to seeing a large number of you
at our monthly meetings.
I know that it will be a pleasure to serve and work with
the Officers and the Executive Board.
I want to thank all who attended the reunion and
helped to make it a success. To those who could not make it
this year, we look forward to seeing you next year.
To our regulars Please keep on being regulars; we
need you, and your attendance at each and all of our meet-
ings keeps the Society going.
To our younger members You are welcome and
wanted in this Society and I hope that you will become in-
volved in the operation and activities in a few years you
will be the Society.
I wish to thank all of our reunion workers for putting
in long, unselfish hours to make this reunion a success. The
Society should be thankful that we do have members that
volunteer, so that all may benefit from the fruits of their
As a start So that all members may have the oppor-
tunity to participate in Society activities The August So-
ciety Meeting will be a Luncheon Meeting to be held on
SATURDAY, August 4, 1984 at the Brown Derby Santa
Madeira Restaurant. Further details and reservation forms
will be found in this issue.

Remember the July 6 Luncheon Meeting at the St.
Petersburg Yacht Club. If you haven't attended, you don't
know what you are missing. My feelings are: "It's too bad
doggie bags are not permitted."
With the cooperation and help of all members, I will
work to make this a fine year.
Vic May

Past President's


The 1984 Reunion was a great success. We were
honored in having two Roosevelt Medal holders at the
luncheon; Robert L. Dill from California and Thomas J.
Ebdon, Sr. of Florida. Please see the registration list for
members and friends who attended.
Fred Cotton gave a tremendous talk entitled "Five
Years After the Treaty" with a slide presentation. Fred was
also able to procure a multimedia slide presentation, which
required 9 projectors, on the Panama Canal, The Vital
Link for World Trade, which was recently shown at a
meeting in New York. This part of the program was han-
dled by Bob Rogers of the Graphics Division. The film was
fantastic and greatly received by all at the Annual
We wish to thank all the chairpersons and their com-
mittee members for their initiative and tireless efforts to
make this event such an enjoyable occasion for all.

~zE~;dEnt ;


At the Annual Meeting the Bylaws were passed with-
out any problems as they appear in your March 1984
Canal Record. Please keep these Bylaws close at hand and
if you feel that any change should be made, please feel free
to submit your amendments according to Article XV-
I presented the Distinguished Service Award to Ethel
Askew and Daile D. Keigley (Ethel accepted Daile's in his
absence) for their many years service to the Society as
Budget and Audit members; William F. Grady for being
our Legislative Representative for many years and to
Dorothy K. Barbour for her continuous devotion to the
Society in dispensing refreshments for seven years.
This being the "Year of the Volunteer," I also gave
approximately 90 "Certificate of Appreciation" to all the
chairpersons and committee members of the 1984
Reunion; to all the members that volunteered during the
year in various capacities and to all the area reporters; to
Fred Cotton and Bob Rogers for their efforts to make this
Reunion so wonderful. Without volunteers we would not
have this active Society nor would we be able to enjoy the
informative and newsy Canal Record to keep our friend-
ship kindled. Please remember that a member does not
have to live in this area to volunteer for the Society.
At the Executive Board meeting on April 26, 1984,
William M. Stock was elected our 2nd Vice-President
after having received the names of William M. Stock and
Muriel H. Whitman as nominees from the existing Nomi-
nating Committee in accordance with Article IV-Officers,
Sec. 6 of our new bylaws. Congratulations are in order to
you, Bill.
I wish to thank all who cooperated and helped to make
my presidential year enjoyable. Indeed, it was an honor to
have served as the first woman president of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., especially during this time
when we are also celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the
Panama Canal one of the world's greatest engineering
Congratulations to our new Executive Board and
Committee members. We are all looking forward to a won-
derful year ahead under the direction of our President, Vic
Anna T. Collins
Past President

From the



Reunion '84 is in the past, but it has left many fond
memories behind for all of us. Our new "Prez" Vic May
worked tirelessly before, during and after the "big days"
but his efforts were worth it we had a grand reunion.
I'd like to thank Eva and Neville Harte of Holiday,
Beth Grady of Lakeland, Daile and Elizabeth Keigley of
St. Petersburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorsch of Onan-
cock, Va. for their kindnesses to me this year. Canal Zone
people are so thoughtful and generous. Surely no greater
group can be found anywhere. Thank you to those who
re-elected me Secretary/Treasurer for another term. I feel

you have also elected officers with foresight; officers who
will put the needs and welfare of the Society ahead of per-
sonal gain or glory.
At the time of the treaty, many people said the Pana-
ma Canal Society of Florida is a dying organization. Well
my friends, we must have received a shot of "kickapoo joy
juice," because just the opposite is true. More and more
people are joining. I recently had a call from a man who
said he had seen our tags and bumper stickers all around
town. When he came out of a restaurant recently the car
beside his had a sticker, so he left a note on the windshield
with his name and phone number asking for information.
The owner called him and gave him my name and number
BINGO a new member. Guess it really does "pay to
Until September -
Jean Mann

Appointive Officers, Standing Committees
and Special Committees for 1984-85
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum
Paul Disharoon
Legislative Officer
William F. Grady
Joseph L. Hickey
Budget and Audit Committee
Norman E. Demers, Chmn.
Harry C. Egolf
Mrs. Jane Huldtquist
Mrs. Dorothy Herrington (Alt.)
Bylaws Committee
Bob Herrington, Chmn.
Mrs. Mildred Hickey
Mrs. Shirley Boswell
Program and Entertainment
Mrs. June May
Mrs. Olga Disharoon
Mrs. Marge Foster, Chmn.
Mrs. Sandra Robinson, Chmn.
Richard W. Beall
Special Recruitment
Mrs. Sandra Robinson, Chmn.

Offices of Sunshine Chairmen for the Bay area and Sara-
sota; Decorating; Refreshment, and Special Service Officer
have not been selected by press time.



A very successful and pleasurable Reunion came to an
end on April 14. Vic May, the Reunion Coordinator did
an outstanding job. His committee chairmen outdid them-
selves and together with their committee members, they
proceeded to have an orderly, well organized and fun-filled
reunion. Some may say it is a thankless job to organize
such an undertaking, so to prove them wrong, I want to
pass on all the wonderful comments and commendations I
heard from all the members I talked to. Very many com-
ments were also passed on to me about the kindnesses and
courtesies shown by the hotel and its staff. A far cry from
last year. Some missed the beach, but most were
happy to have more room to roam around; they liked the
quick service to and from the airport, and they liked the
idea of being able to choose between more restaurants.
However, the biggest comment was the efficient manner in
which the entire reunion was conducted.
Our guest speaker, Fred A. Cotton, Director,
General Services Bureau of the Panama Canal Commis-
sion provided us with a tremendous slide show depicting
the Panama Canal today. It was well presented and with
sound yet! His talk at the luncheon was to give us an up-
date on the Canal and he was given a standing ovation. We
were all enthralled with his speech and many had a heavy
heart in reference to the changes to the Canal we all loved
so well.
What can one say about a Ball with Lucho at the con-
trols. Many came in native costume to give it that added
festive aspect and the floor was rocking as usual, mostly by
those with younger legs than mine. I guess if Lucho can
hang in there, we can too, but it's those sore muscles the
next morning that are hard to get along with.
Got lots of photos in this issue of the Reunion -
thanks to Bernadette (Collins) Catlett, daughter of Past
President Anna Collins and Joe Collins. She did a mag-
nificent job and she even captioned most of them too,
which was a great help to me. She didn't have much time,
but they were given to me in time for the publisher on May
1. Thanks, Bernie!
Our Reporter's Luncheon was excellent. Nineteen
were present, including Vic May, the Reunion Coordina-
tor. After the lunch, the Editor addressed the group, sug-
gesting several ideas that would make his job easier, fol-
lowed by the Editor's helper, Mrs. Dorothy Bitter. Dis-
cussions followed, and the luncheon was judged a profit-
able get together for the Editor and the reporters. Special
thanks went to Peggy Hutchison for her substantial contri-
butions as reporter from Aiken, South Carolina the past
year and met with Trudi Clontz, Peggy's replacement,
later in the reunion. Trudi was the reporter in Aiken
awhile back, and we welcome her back into the fold. We
also had a volunteer reporter show up at the Luncheon
from Rochester, New York, Peggy Mattey, who said she
would cover that part of the country and possibly Ohio.
She has been eagerly accepted as a reporter and her address
is: 5 Ironstone Dr., Rochester, N.Y. 14624, Tel: (716)

A special thanks goes to the Graphics Branch,
Panama Canal Commission, for their help in providing the
Editor photographs of many of the past Governors of the
Panama Canal. I cannot recall ever seeing a complete set of
photographs of all the past Governors of the Canal Zone, so
they are submitted in this issue.
A total of 1912 members and guests registered for the
1984 Reunion. Quite a few of those deserve special men-
tion for the outstanding job they did to make the reunion a
success. I can't name them all in my column and they were
presented with our new Certificate of Achievement by the
President at our Annual Business Meeting. One person
who really touched home, as far as my job as Editor is con-
cerned, was Sandy Robinson of Clearwater, Florida, who
listed all those registered by computer and got the list to me
by deadline. It was a magnificent job and good enough to
photograph for insertion in the Canal Record as is. I
want to commend her for a superior job, and especially my
utter relief in not having to face another hassle as we have
in the past in proofreading and typesetting all those names.
This just goes to show just how important a computer or
word processor can be in this business.
Thanks to all of you who voted me in again as Editor
for 1984-85. I'm looking forward to a progressive year with
our new officers of the Society.

Next deadline is:

July 25, 1984
Pat Beall



President Reagan has signed into law the reconcilia-
tion bill approved by Congress. The bill delays the next
cost-of-living raise for government retirees and survivors
from the June 1984 checks until the January 1985 checks.
The COLA amount will probably be based on the rise in
cost of living from the third quarter of 1983 to the third
quarter of 1984.
William F. Grady
Legislative Representative


Hwy. 41, 1 Block N. of Hwy. 54
Land O'Lakes, Florida 33539
Office: 813-949-3603
Eves: 813-973-1920

Each office independently owned and operated.

Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings

January 6, 1984

The meeting was called to order by the President at
1:35 P.M. after which she led the assembly in the Pledge to
the Flag. The Chaplain gave the invocation which was fol-
lowed by a few moments of silent prayer.
The President welcomed those present and introduced
Mr. Rick Rutan, Club Reporter for the St. Petersburg
Evening Independent. He gave a slide presentation depic-
ting various employees at work, as well as slides of the
Times Publishing Company, where the Evening Independent
is printed. His talk covered many employees as well as
relating amusing anecdotes about various columnists and
The Secretary/Treasurer read the minutes of the
December meeting, which were approved as read. She also
read the financial reports and the Blood Bank report, which
will stand for audit.
Mr. Beall thanked those who helped with the inserts
for the December issue of the Canal Record.
Vic May, Fred Huldtquist and Mildred Hickey all
reported that reunion activities were progressing. Mildred
Hickey asked for volunteers with the Card Party.
Sunshine Chairpersons, Jackie Linker and Jay Cain
The Legislative Representative, Bill Grady, reported
that there was zero (0) inflation during November and the
cost of living remained at 3.2%.
Olga Disharoon reported on the Carnivalito to be
held in March.
The President announced that new meeting places
were being investigated and that no decision has yet been
The President stated that only 15 replies to the Pana-
ma Canal Museum question, printed in the Canal Record
had been received, and that no volunteers have come forth
offering to help. A motion was made to drop the proposal
of trying to establish a Panama Canal Museum in the area.
Motion was seconded and motion was carried.
The door prize, a photograph of the Prado was won
by guest speaker, Mr. Rick Rutan. He said he was
appreciative but believed the photo would mean more to
someone who lived in the Canal Zone, and re-donated the
color photo. The second drawing was won by Jean Mann.
The meeting adjourned at 3:05 P.M.

February 3, 1984

The regular scheduled meeting of the Society was
called to order by the President at 1:30 p.m. who led the
assembled group in the Pledge to the Flag. The Chaplain,
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation, followed by a
few moments of silence for those departed.
The President welcomed members and guests present
and recognized the following:
Marion B. (Woody) Woodruff Dothan, Alabama
Bertha Scott Panama
Capt. and Mrs. Gregor Venice, Florida
Ms. Carol Smith and her brothers, Rick and Rob
were introduced, who then gave a presentation on herbs
and good nutrition.

The Secretary read the minutes of the January meet-
ing and were approved as read. She then read the financial
reports of the Society and Blood Bank, which will stand for
audit as there were no questions.
The Reunion Coordinator, Vic May, reported on the
reunion progress.
The Legislative Representative, Bill Grady, reported
that the cost of living for 1983 was 3.3 % and was the lowest
increase in eleven years.
The President thanked the Budget and Audit Com-
mittee for their hard work. Their Audit Report will be
included in the March issue of the Canal Record, and the
recommendations of the committee will be acted upon as
deemed necessary.
The President announced that Mr. Fred A. Cotton,
Director, Services Branch, Panama Canal Commission,
will be our guest speaker at the Annual Reunion Lunch-
The following slate of officers for 1984/85 was pre-
sented by Al Pate, Chairman of the Nominating Commit-
President Victor May
Vice President Peter Foster
Robert Herrington
Secretary/Treasurer Marge Foster
Jean Mann
Record Editor James W. Morris
Richard W. (Pat) Beall
The President announced that starting with the May
meeting, we will hold our monthly meetings at the SPIFFS
Building, 2201 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL.
The President called attention to the 25 January 1984
article written by Rick Rutan in the Evening Independent,
who was our guest speaker at the January meeting.
The President announced that the July luncheon will
be held once again at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Cost
will be $10.50 each and reservation forms will be in the
March issue of the Canal Record.
Those members present having birthdays in February
were recognized.
The President announced that Marge Foster had a
supply of Union Church calendars for anyone who was
As there was no further business, the meeting was
Jean B. Mann

They are all talking about _

Two Offices to serve you
in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg Area.
5503 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
2468 State Rd. 580, Clearwater, Florida
Phone 347-3161


APRIL 4, 1984
The Ocala Group of "Canal Zone Ditch Diggers"
held their semi-annual get-to-gether on April 3, 1984 at
Lake Waldena 13 miles east of Ocala, Florida, on
There were 40 of us "mango pickers" hailing from
Bamboo Lane, Gamboa by the river bank and La Boca
(Pacific side brats).

There was the usual "Wot de rass you doing naow,
bwoy?" before the big event which was the food.
"Hors d'oeuvres" consisted of plenty deep fried
"yoo-ca" pescado chombo style (head wid de hie hin it)
and flaky empanadas, before we got down to serious eating
- the likes of which only Zonian gals can dream up.
Those attending were: Andy and Garnet Anderson;
Willie Moore (Chief yoo-ca and pescado cooker); Harry
and Virginia Pearl; George Bates; George Booth; Joe,
Frances and Mark Maravilla; Joe and Peggy Wertz;
Dick and Juanita empanadaa) McConaughey; Jack and
Rene Kromer (down from Silver Spring, Maryland); Bob
amd Martha Carey (Gainesville, Fla.); Frank and
Margaret McLaughlin; Robert and Florence Geddes;
Jim and Mel Fox; Helen Myers, (visitor from Bryson
City, N.C.); Fran Malone; Ralph and Marie Curles;
Kenneth and Audrey Cox; Tom and Ginger Egger;
Hilton and Margaret Hughes; Carol and Shirley Ander-
son; Ed and Hazel Daggett, and "Red" and Virginia
Wesley "Red" Townsend
Ocala, Fla.

By Mayno Bliss Walker
The dates February 2, 3, and 4, 1984 will always have
a special happy significance for many, as the 1934 Gradu-
ating Class of CHS got together for the 50th anniversary at
the El Panama Hilton, Panama, R.P. coming together
from many areas of the U.S.
Our first day's meeting was at the Hotel's Hospitality
Room to greet each other and to make plans to include
golfing, sightseeing, shopping and to meet at the Continen-
tal Hotel for dining and dancing and to enjoy the Comida
Panamena and the Bailes Tipicos in the beautiful outdoor
breezy patio.
The second day was a nostalgic trip via bus to visit the
present CHS at Coco Solo arranged by the School Sec'y.
and Asst. Principal, where we met teachers and students
several of us knew, where a musical number was played for
us by the students in teacher Doug McLain's Music Class.
(He is the son of John and Gladys (Watson) McLain of
Sarasota, Fla.) Then on to our memorable Hotel Wash-
ington which had a big notice on the bulletin board
announcing our get-together, for a delicious arroz con polio
luncheon and at which Julio Dominguez and his wife of
Colon joined us. Then on to visit our original CHS Bldg.
on Colon Beach and to the newer CHS School in New
Cristobal from which we graduated and where the present
School Director shared information of its activities. The
school building brought happy memories of special
teachers, of assigned rooms such as Lab Work, Science,
typing, as well as the school dances and events in our once
beautiful gym and auditorium but which is now a sorry
neglected sight.
SThen on to Gatun Locks passing via the Mt. Hope Ice
Cream Plant, Industrial Division, Court House and P.O.
areas where many of our parents had worked. We also
visited the Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
in Colon where several had attended and even served as
altar boys, and to see the Sisters, one who has been there
since the 1930's.
Our last day of reunion was a cocktail party, corvina
and platanos dinner in the Washington Salon of the Hilton
where we shared old pictures and happy events of our
school years.
Stella Boggs DeMarr played the accordion so we could
all sing our CHS School Song and other memorable songs
with much gusto.
Jerry Gorin was our coordinator, and M.C. told how
the reunion plans got started in 1982 when he had a lunch-
eon get-together in San Francisco with Colton Horine and
Billy Stone.
We had a moment of silent prayer for our deceased
members and also read letters from those unable to be with
us on this special occasion. Colin Campbell, Prof. of Eco-
nomics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, gave a
most interesting resume of the original construction of
Colon and other townsites, and of the professional accom-
plishments of our great teachers we had, as well astidbits of
activities among classmates at school, at home and at
various functions.

Each member told of how and when their parents
came to the Canal Zone and enabled us all to become
members of the CHS Class of 1934; the Greatest Class of
Our special guests besides spouses of the graduates
included our Spanish teacher Mrs. Ruth Bozeman and her
daughter Bebe Schroeder of Arraijan, R.P., France Days
Jones of Sarasota, Fla., Grover and Freddianne Metheney
of R.P. and Cody Hollowell of Gatun.
With much reminiscing, singing of old songs, telling
jokes (on each other) all departed with a happy, happy feel-
ing of a wonderful time had by all.
Those attending were: Jerry and Rosalind Gorin,
Rhode Island; Bill and Joyce Stone, Calif., Colton and
Shirley Horine, Calif., Colin and Rosemary Campbell,
N.H. George and Mayno Bliss Walker, Fla., Charles
South, Fla., Elizabeth Hayes Phillips, Conn., Edna
Mueller Brenconi, NJ., Helen Leach Meisinger, Fla., Bill
Hollowell, Fla., Jeanne Lewis Hamilton, N.Y., Stella
Boggs DeMarr, Va., Robert and Marion Hazeldine, Ari-
zona, Andrew and Betty Brooks Sturgeon, N.Y. and Paul
and Clara Gorin, Fla.

Remarks Delivered at the 50th Reunion,
in Panama City, Feb. 4, 1984
By Colin D. Campbell
Loren M. Berry, Professor of Economics
Dartmouth College
I am going to start with a story about President and
Mrs. Eisenhower when they returned to Panama after he
had become President. This story was told to me by their
grandson, David Eisenhower. In the early 1920s, Major
Eisenhower was the executive officer at Camp Gaillard, an
army post then located on the west side of the canal at
Culebra Cut. Camp Gaillard was later abandoned. During
their return trip to Panama, Mrs. Eisenhower said she
would like to see the site of the house they had lived in.
When Mrs. Eisenhower, together with numerous govern-
ment officials, went out to where Camp Gaillard had been,
they had discovered that the site of the house had slid into
the canal.
Our situation is actually a little better than that. There
is still a Cristobal High School, even though it is no longer
located on Colon Beach. Also, although there are now no
Zone communities in Colon, the residents there were
moved to a new town called Marguerita. In our day, all
there was at Marguerita was a pig farm.
The following comments are partly serious and partly
not. They are partly reminiscent and partly reflections on
what has happened in Panama in the past fifty years. A
principal change seen by those of us who lived on the
Atlantic side is that Colon is not what it once was. The
disappointing decline of Colon is probably the result of eco-
nomic developments that were unavoidable. One of these
changes was the eventual construction of the trans-isthmian
highway. When we were in high school, to cross the it-
shmus we had to take the Panama Railroad. Trains ran on-
ly three times a day, and the trip took almost two hours.
Travel to the Pacific side was infrequent. Although the
replacement of rail by highway transportation across the
isthmus contributed greatly to the economic growth of
Panama City, it undoubtedly hurt the Atlantic side.

1934 Cristobal High School Graduates
Top row: Jeanne (Lewis) Hamilton, Bill Hollowell, Sis
(Hayes) Phillips, Helen (Leach) Meisinger, Colin Campbell.
Middle row: Jerry Gorin, Carlton Horine, Bill Stone. Bottom
row: Mayno (Bliss) Walker, Edma (Mueller) Brancone,
Stella (Boggs) DeMarr, Charles South.

Looking back, an unusual aspect of the Atlantic side
fifty years ago was that automobile transportation was still
quite limited. You could drive a car around Cristobal and
Colon, go seven miles to Gatun, and five miles to Fort
Randolph. That was all. Even as late as 1934, many of our
families did not own cars. Horse-drawn caramettas were
still a common form of transportation. In those days, there
was no highway to the old ruins at Fort San Lorenzo. To
get there, after taking the army ferry across the bay to Fort
Sherman, we either had to hike over a jungle trail along the
Atlantic coast or hitch a ride on the army scooter that went
from Fort Sherman to an outlying battery not far from the
old fort.
Another change that contributed to the decline of
Cristobal and Colon was the development of international
air transportation. We graduated from high school before
the construction of the Torrijos International Airport on
the Pacific side, and had not even heard of a place called
Tocumen. To get to the United States we went from Cris-
tobal to New York on either the S.S. Ancon or the S.S.
Cristobal. The trip took seven days instead of seven hours.
Cristobal was then the point of entry for travellers to Pan-
ama from the eastern coast of the United States.
Several years after World War II, there was a reorgan-
ization of the United States enterprises in the Canal Zone,
the Panama Railroad Company was merged with the Pan-
ama Canal Company, and there was no longer a Panama
Railroad Company. This was symbolic of the decline of
Colon. In the middle of the 19th century, Colon had been
founded by the Panama Railroad Company literally cut
out of a mangrove swamp and its streets laid out in a grid
pattern by the company. According to historians, before
Colon was founded, the only use of Limon Bay had been as
a hiding place for British and French pirates who attacked
Spanish ships on their way between the towns of Chagres
and Portobelo. There are only a few landmarks of the old
railroad era remaining on the Atlantic side. One of these is
Mount Hope Cemetery, which was set up by the railroad
company as a burial place for the large number of their
employees who died from malaria and yellow fever.
Another is Christ Church by the Sea, which was built by
the railroad company more than a century ago. A third is
the old monument to Aspinwall, Stephens, and Chauncey
on the grounds of the Hotel Washington.

Before Colon became the Atlantic terminus of the rail-
road, the town of Chagres was the Atlantic port for
travellers going across the isthmus. The fate of Chagres
was worse than that of Colon. It disappeared altogether
after Colon was built. Two other towns Gorgona and
Cruces were also important before the middle of the
19th century but are now submerged by Gatun Lake. At
the time of the California gold rush, travellers crossing the
isthmus went by river boat up the Chagres River to either
Gorgona or Cruces and then went by mule or fqot overland
to the city of Panama.
During our high school days, the principal business
activity in Cristobal and Colon was the operation of the
Atlantic terminus of the Panama Railroad. The tracks of
the railroad ran along the entire west side of Front Street.
The long narrow railroad station, with its turrets and
domed entrance, was a bustling center of activity. With the
decline of the railroad came the decline of Front Street and
its glittering row of Indian bazaars and other stores. In our
days, Front Street was a shopping area for tourists going
from their steamships to the train station. I remember my
disappointment when I first visited Chinatown in San
Francisco. The stores in Chinatown were nowhere near as
attractive as the stores on Front Street fifty years ago. The
Indian bazaars on Front Street sold silks and linens, carv-
ings of ebony, jade, and ivory, and item made of red lac-
quer and brass. There was also a store that sold Panama
hats that were popular in those days. In addition, there was
a small store with the most unforgettable item of all a
shrunken human head from Peru.
Another development hurting the Atlantic side was
the obsolescence during World War II of the coast artillery.
When we were in high school, the Atlantic entrance to the
canal was defended by coast artillery batteries at Fort Sher-
man, Fort Randolph, and Fort de Lesseps. These forts
were then important military posts on the Atlantic side.
Now, only one of them remains, and its function has been
changed to jungle survival.
So much for the decline of Colon. A second main
change is that living conditions of Americans are much
more modern than they used to be. We lived here before air
conditioning and electric household appliances such as re-
frigerators, automatic washing machines, and vacuum
cleaners. At that time many Zonians still lived in the old
wooden quarters that were originally built during the con-
struction period. In the 1930s these old quarters were
already being replaced by concrete houses, and there is no
trace of the old quarters now. The old quarters were
double-decker buildings usually containing four units.
They were built on posts with stairs to the upper units out-
side on both sides of the building. They had screened
porches across the front. On the door or steps was your
father's name painted on a white plaque. The old quarters
were designed to make living comfortable in the tropics
before the development of air conditioning. All of the
rooms were open to the ocean breezes. The interior walls
had large doors and even windows, and some of the walls
did not reach to the ceiling. Most of the doors were latticed.
Planted in front of the quarters were coconut palms whose
branches swayed with the steady trade winds coming from
the bay. Looking back, the old quarters had considerable
In those days, running a household was also very dif-
ferent than it is now. We depended on the services of
Jamaicans. With their help, the lack of modern household
appliances was not the serious problem that it might have

been, and there was a gentility to life which is missing in
this age of two-worker families, supermarkets, and fast-
food restaurants. Consider a typical morning: the day
began with a Jamaican employee of the Commissary Divi-
sion entering the back door of your quarters, going into the
kitchen, and depositing a large block of ice in the ice box.
Next to arrive was a Jamaican maid. Although it was com-
mon practice for maids to come at least part of the day
seven days a week, their busiest days were washday on
Monday and ironing day on Tuesday. To wash the clothes,
the maid would boil hot water often over a fire in the
back yard and scrub the clothes on a scrub board; then
she used plenty of starch. Later, in the mid-morning, aJa-
maican woman vendor would arrive carrying a tray of
tropical fruit on her head. She was dressed in the typical
clothes of rural Jamaica a full blouse and full long skirt.
As she went from one of the quarters to another, she cried
out the kind of fruit she had banana, papaya, pineapple,
plantain, and others. Next would come the commissary
Order Man to take orders for delivery service. The Order
Man was a dapper, very polite, youngJamaican. He would
take your mother's order, she would pay him from a com-
missary book, and the groceries would be delivered a cou-
ple of days later.
We lived here before DDT. The usual household rule
was not to kill spiders because they ate cockroaches. And,
under the ice-box casters, there were little cups of kerosene
to prevent ants from getting into the ice box. The bread
box was put on top of the ice box. In the yards around the
quarters, there were little lizards in the hibiscus bushes,
blue land crabs with holes large enough to lose a golf ball
in, and umbrella ants that could strip bushes of their leaves
We also lived here before the world-wide inflation that
started during World War II and continues today. A room
at the Hotel Washington for one night cost only $2.50. The
price of a swim in the Hotel Washington swimming pool
was a nickel.
A curious aspect of life on the Atlantic side in those
days was that there was some fear of a very unique type of
catastrophe the possibility that Gatun Dam might not
hold and a flood might sweep the inhabitants of Cristobal
and Colon out into Limon Bay. At that time, this fear was
not as unreasonable as it sounds today. Gatun Dam had
just recently been built, and Gatun Lake was a formidable
body of water only seven miles away, and 85 feet above us.
A third major change during the past fifty years has
been the remarkable growth in the population of Panama.
In 1934, the population of the entire Republic of Panama
was approximately half a million, and today there are
slightly more than that many people in Panama City alone.
Today, the population of the Republic of Panama is more
than two million, four times larger than it was. From a
small city with open spaces around the ruins at old Pan-
ama, Panama City has spread out and it is now a metro-
politan center of high-rise buildings and wide streets.
The activity of the Panama Canal has also flourished
during the past fifty years. The number of vessels going
through the canal has almost tripled increasing from
5,180 in 1934 to 14,700 in 1980. The net tonnage handled
by the Canal has increased about twice as rapidly as the
number of transits because ships have become larger. The
net tonnage increased more than six times from about
28 million tons in 1934 to approximately 168 million tons
in 1980. The total amount of tolls collected in 1980 -
$219.8 million was more than nine times larger than the

$23.3 million collected in 1934. In contrast with population
trends in the Republic of Panama, an unusual aspect of the
Canal Zone was that its population was not much different
in 1977 than it was fifty years ago about 42,000 persons.
Since we graduated from Cristobal High School, the
school buildings occupied when we were here were given to
Panama. This was done in the 1955 Treaty of Mutual
Understanding and Cooperation. It provided for the with-
drawal by the United States from the sections of Colon
known as New Cristobal, Colon Beach, and the de Lesseps
Area. It also provided for the transfer of all the improve-
ments on the land in these sections of Colon free of cost to
the government of Panama. The facilities transferred in-
cluded the old concrete school building facing the bay
where we had our first three years of high school and the
handsome new building with classrooms surrounding two
courtyards, a large auditorium, a gymnasium, and a shop
for manual training. We occupied this latter building dur-
ing our fourth year of high school. As a result of the 1955
treaty, new schools for Zonians were built in Coco Solo.
The rapid growth of the population of Colon probably
necessitated this change. Colon is located on an island and
hemmed in on all sides. With its population growing,
Colon needed whatever space it could get, and one
possibility was to acquire the sections of Colon occupied by
Zonians. Even though our school has been moved to a new
location, those of us here still associate Cristobal High
School with Colon Beach and with the sound of huge waves
breaking on the coral reef and covering the shore with a
white foam.

Paul Gorin '38 FL; Betty (Brooks) Stergion '38 NY;
George Walker '34 FL; Bob Hazeldine '34 AZ.

A second change affecting Cristobal High School is
the recent transfer of the administration of the school from'
the Canal Zone government to the armed forces. This was
one of the changes included in the 1977 treaty ending the
Canal Zone itself. It seems to me that all Zonians cannot
help feeling a certain loss from the termination of the Canal
Zone. The communities that we grew up in are no more.
But the Canal Zone was always a kind of temporary com-
munity. One of the fundamental characteristics of the
Canal Zone illustrating its temporary nature is that no one
was permitted to own real estate on the zone. Another is
that there was no popular government. These were impor-
tant differences between Zone communities and those in
the United States. Most of us here are examples of this
temporariness. Many of us lived in the Canal Zone for only
a part of our lives, and most of our parents were born in the
United States and retired there.
Looking back at our high school days, there were 56
members of our class graduating in 1934. We came from
most of the communities on the Atlantic side Cristobal,
Colon, Gatun, Fort Davis, Fort Sherman, Fort Randolph,
Coco Solo, France Field, and Fort de Lesseps. Our parents
were not only employees of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany and the Panama Canal, but also officers in the United
States armed forces and businessmen in Colon.
Our high school had a wide variety of activities for
such a small school. We published a year book, The Carib-
bean. We had a full athletic schedule despite having only
one competitor Balboa High School. The social activ-
ities of the high school were quite extensive. We were ex-
pected to learn how to dance in our freshman year. Each
class put on a formal dance during the school year, and the
senior class had a graduation banquet.
When compared to high schools in the United States,
an unusual aspect of our high school was the living condi-
tions of our women teachers. They would arrive from the
United States in September on one of the ships of the Pan-
ama Railroad Steamship Line known as the teachers'
special and return to the United States in June for the sum-
mer. They lived all together in a large rambling building in
the Colon Beach area called the McKinley House. Many of
them enjoyed the Saturday night dances at the Strangers
Club. But, it was before the women's liberation movement
they had to give up their jobs when they got married.
Another characteristic of Cristobal High School fifty
years ago was that many of our teachers including Milford
Franks, the principal, had graduate training at Columbia
University Teachers College, and the educational philos-
ophy of John Dewey, one of the most influential thinkers at
that time and a professor at Columbia University, stim-
ulated the educational programs of our school. Dewey ad-
vocated "learning by doing" and teaching methods that
fostered creativity, experimentation, and free inquiry. He
was opposed to authoritarian teaching methods and mem-
ory work. Although some of us had to learn how to punc-
tuate and spell after we got to college, the enthusiasm gen-
erated by Dewey's approach was more important than
what we missed.
Although Cristobal High School was an outstanding
school in many ways, what made it particularly excellent
was its teachers. Roger Hackett, our history teacher, even-
tually became Dean of the Canal Zone Junior College. I
can remember reading in his class Charles A. Beard's The
Rise ofAmerican Civilization and also the way he pronounced
"Rise" (rice). This book is quite advanced and is not an
ordinary high school text book in American history. Betty

Moore, our Latin teacher, was also outstanding. Despite
her petite stature, she had remarkable skill as a dis-
ciplinarian there was never any talking or misbehaving
in her study hall. Lenore Spencer, our Spanish teacher,
was far ahead of her time in developing effective techniques
for teaching Spanish, and tried in her classes to overcome
the lack of understanding in Panama between those of us
who spoke English and those who spoke Spanish. Kenneth
Vinton, our science teacher, was later a professor at the
Canal Zone Junior College. Mr. Vinton liked to experi-
ment. In his biology class, he once put a tropical toad and a
small bird together in the same cage. When his class ex-
amined the cage the following morning, the bird was gone.
He then had an X-ray taken of the toad, and there inside
the toad was the bird with hardly a feather ruffled. The
results of this experiment were published in the National
Geographic Magazine. To mention one more, our English
teacher during our sophomore year was Miriam Brown.
She could read poetry so that you would never forget it. I
still remember her reading Vachel Lindsay's The Congo -
"Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you" and "Boomlay,
boomlay, boomlay, boom." There were also other out-
standing teachers. I have just named a few that I par-
ticularly remember.
To end my comments, I have gathered together a few
quotations about the great importance of the Panama
Canal. Most of them are from the construction period.
President Theodore Roosevelt made the following
statement about the canal when he visited the Zone in
This conquest of peace will, in its great and far-
reaching effect, stand as among the very greatest
conquests, whether of peace or of war, which
have ever been won by any of the peoples of
Leon Pepperman, an official with the Second Isth-
mian Commission, in his book on the construction of the
canal, called the canal "that triumph of American Enter-
prise and American Ability."
The Illustrated London News, in an article published at
about the time the canal was opened for traffic, referred to
the canal as "that most extraordinary feat of engineering."
The famous British political scientist, Lord James
Bryce, wrote that the canal "is the greatest liberty man has
ever taken with nature."
W. J. Abbot, the author of Panama and the Canal in Pic-
ture and Prose, wrote that the canal "stands as man's crown-
ing achievement in remodeling God's world."
I. L. Maduro, Jr., the Panamanian merchant and
publisher of a souvenir booklet on The Canal and Republic of
Panama, described the canal as a "monster undertaking"
and "the biggest job in the history of man."
Joseph Pennell, the famous artist who visited Panama
in 1912 and made a remarkable series of lithographs of the
construction of the locks and the digging of the cut, referred
to the canal as "the wonder of work" and "the most won-
derful thing in the world."
Finally, there is the contribution of the canal to world
commerce and the famous Canal Zone motto: "The land
divided, the world united."
The place where one has lived affects a person's atti-
tudes. Because of our high school days on the Zone, we
have the same great appreciation of the Canal as the writers
that I have quoted. Our return to Panama to celebrate the
fiftieth reunion of the Class of '34 of Cristobal High School
is an expression of this pride.

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Golf Tournament

Chagres Invitational 1984

The Annual Golf Tournament held in conjunction
with the 1984 Convention of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. again set the pace of the reunion with a big
"Shot-Gun" start on Thursday, April 12, 1984 at 9:00
A.M. at the Seminole Country Club in Seminole, Fla.
Coffee and doughnuts were served commencing at 8:00
A.M. and all 111 golfers (men and women) were checked
in by 8:45 A.M. 36 guests joined the golfers at 1:30 P.M.
for lunch and enjoyed a "mini-reunion" on the terrace of
the clubhouse and cheered on the golfers as they passed
The weather was a delightful 70 degrees and the
course was in excellent condition despite the numerous
lakes and sand traps which offered a challenge to all.
Fred Kirk and Joe Collins circulated the course
video-taping the players in action, but unfortunately due to
technical difficulties were unable to show the tape after
play. Anyone interested in a copy of this tape may contact
Fred Kirk in Springfield, Ohio and he will be happy to
make a copy of it for you for a small nominal fee.
Our golfing "theme" this year was centered around
the number of families in the Canal Zone who have
encouraged their children to participate in the game of golf,
thereby enjoying the companionship of one another in later
years. The following families were represented this year:
Kelly Wainio, with daughters Beth Ann Deaton, Jody,
and Freddy, and uncle Bob; Carlton Bell, with daughter-
in-law Vicki, and grandson Michael; brothers Julian and
Webb Hearne; Jim, Sr. and Jim, Jr. Hoverson; brother
Bud Risberg with his Low Gross Winner son Gerry; Bob
Waggoner with his newly professional son Steve, our last
year's Low Gross Champion. Steve by the way, partici-
pated only for the fun of it and a chance to play with his old

friends from the Canal Zone. He tied the Low Gross Win-
ner this year, but unfortunately because of his professional
status was ineligible for a prize. There were many husband
and wife participants, that goes without saying. The com-
mittee thinks that this speaks well for the parents of these
families, who have instilled such great sportsmanship in
their children.

Golf Tournament Committee: L to R, Back row: Anna Collins,
Fred Huldtquist, Kerner Frauenheim, Joe Collins. Middle
row: Foy Frauenheim, Ed Neville. Front row: Dot Neville,
Jane Huldtquist.

Anna Collins, the outgoing President of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc. who was also a member of
the golfing committee, presented Certificates of Apprecia-
tion along with souvenir post cards of the Panama Canal,
to the following members of the golfing committee: Joe
Collins, Jane and Fred Huldtquist, Dotty and Ed
Neville, and Foy and Kerner Frauenheim.

Jane Huldtquist and Gerry Risberg, Low Gross winners at the golf
tournament with the Jack Ridge Trophy.

Prizes for Golf Tournament.

Scoring was again done by a modified Official Callo-
way System from Pinehurst, North Carolina, and prizes
were awarded on a percentage basis depending on the
number of entrants in the Men's and Women's Divisions.
The Low Gross Women's Champion this year is Jane
Huldtquist, successfully defending her championship from
last year. The Low Net Women's Champion is Arci Croft
who tied with Kay Wilburn, and won the cut of the card.
Kay became the runner-up. Other Low Net winners were
Ruth Tortorici, Jody Wainio, Foy Frauenheim, Vivian
Corn, Grace Morris, Fern Dabill, Beth Deaton, and
Dotty LaCroix.

heim, Andy Hand, Fred Huldtquist, Father Francis
Lynch, Ed Neill, Bud Risberg, Ray Will, Pat Conley,
Jesse Gettle, Richard Morris, Roy Boggs, Jack Kromer,
Vernon Seeley, Pete Hale, Robert Will, Jody Roberson,
and John Bing.
Special awards were given to Kelly Wainio for having
the largest family representation and Carlton, Vicki, and
David, Jr. Bell for our only three-generation family
Spot prizes were given to the following for closest to
the pin shots: Russ Hoogland, Ken Atkinson, Carl
Starke, and Jane Huldtquist.
Each golf participant was given a bag of ball spotters
and ball green repairers appropriately monogrammed with
"Chagres Invitational 1984."
Representing the Ridge family this year were Bob
Ridge and Joan (Ridge) DeGrummond. The perpetual
Jack Ridge trophy will be engraved with the Low Gross
and Low Net Champions in both divisions.
All of the luncheon tables were decorated with a green
golf flag representing a different golf club in the Panama
area as well as the Canal Zone.
Looking forward to next year's Chagres Invitational
and a great turnout.
Contributed by Jane Huldtquist

Arci Croft, Low Net winner, and Dottie Neville.

Bill Catron, Low Net winner, and Dottie Neville

The Low Gross Champion in the Men's Division was
Gerry Risberg shooting an even par 72. The Low Net
Champion was Bill Catron, who also ended in a tie with
Ben Castillo, and Jim Hoverson, Jr., and with the cut of
the cards Bill was the winner, and the others were runner-
ups. Other winners in the Net Division were Jim Catron,
Ray Croft, Jack Morris, Marc Stock, Dave Gaul, Mel
Smith, Julian Hearne, Russ Hoogland, Bob Budreau,
Fred Wainio, Jim Orvis, George Fears, Bill York, Jack
Campbell, Webb Hearne, John Coffey, Chuck
Crawford, Ed Neville, Rollo Winberg, Kerner Frauen-

Clockwise upper left: Bob Wainio; Robert Will; Grace and
Jack Morris; Jim Catron and Roy Boggs.

Annual Business Meeting

Among over 100 members receiving Certificates of Appreciation, and presented by President-elect, Vic May, were: Mildred Hickey, chairman
of Card Party/Luncheon; Georgia Howard, Grace Carey and Grace (Schack) Wilson, Pagesfor the meeting; Ball Committee: Vic May
with daughter, Sandy Robinson, membership chairman and reporter, and Paul Disharoon.

President Collins swearing in newly elected officers. L to R: Pete
Robert and Rosa Dill from Seal Beach, California. Bob is one of Foster, Vice-President; Vic May, President, Jean Mann,
seven known living Roosevelt Medal holders. Secretary/Treasurer, and Pat Beall, Editor.

President Anna Collins presenting the Distinguished Service award to: L to R: Dolly Barbour, Bill Grady and Ethel Askew, who also
accepted the award for Daile Keigley.

Our Appreciation To:

Reunion Coordinator
Victor H. May, Jr.
Peter Foster, Chairman
Ernie Yocum
Ernest Stahler
Jane Huldtquist & Fred Huldtquist,
Betty Boyer
Bob Boyer
Anna Collins
Joe Collins
Foy Frauenheim
Kerner Frauenheim
Dottie Neville
Ned Neville
Card Party/Luncheon
Mildred Hickey, Chairperson
Millie Sutherland
Sara Rowley
Jay Cain
Paul Disharoon, Chairman
Victor H. May, Jr., Chairman
Paul Disharoon
Sandra Robinson
Thomas E. Robinson
June May
Cassie Lou Starke
Betty Malone, Chairperson
Vera Jones
Mayno Walker
Jay Cain
Gladys Humphrey
Olga Disharoon
Elsie Jones
Marge Foster, Chairperson
Ana Louise Barnes
Dorothy Bitters
Charlie Bitters
Shirley Boswell
Jerry Boswell
Emily Brooks
Jay Cain
Grace Carey.
Paul Cole
Agnes Connor Dalton
Mina Dee
Dee Devore
Olga Disharoon

Paul Disharoon
Doris Edelen
Mary Egolf
Chris Felps
Isabelle Gibson
Marian Greene
Virginia Harvey
Ralph Harvey
Dorothy Herrington
Bob Herrington
Mildred Hickey
Joe Hickey
Georgia Howard
Vance Howard
Joan Hutchinson
Fran Jones
Vera Jones
Anita Kaufer
Ted Kaufer
Irene Ladrach
Jackie Linker
Betty Malone
June May
Vic May
Kitty McNamee
Edna Hewitt Ogeltree
Mary Orr
Evelyn Oster
Teresa Owen
Dorothy Pate
Al Pate
Patricia Risberg
Gertrude Roberto
Sandy Robinson
Tom Robinson
Sara Rowley
Diane Schmenk
Toodles Setzer
Henri Skeie
Virginia Starkey
Fran Stock
Bill Stock
Mildred Sutherland
Kay Taliercio
Helen Tomford
Dick Tomford
June Trim
Jean Wainio
Mayno Walker
Grace Williams
Grace Wilson
Dorothy Yocum
Ernest Yocum

Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, gives his report.

Plans are underway for the Society's 1985 Reunion
and volunteers for committee work will be most welcome.
The 1985 Reunion will tentatively be held sometime
around June.
It would be most helpful to know well in advance who
will be available to help make the 1985 Reunion as suc-
cessful as those in the past. It is not necessary to live in the
Tampa/St. Petersburg area to serve on a committee.
Please contact Pete Foster, 2389 Citrus Hill Road,
Palm Harbor, Fla. 33563; Telephone (813) 785-8555 if you
wish to serve on one of the following committees and state
your preference.

Transportation (Buses)

Card Party/Luncheon
Child Care


The reunion card party and luncheon was held on
Thursday, April 12. It was enjoyed by the following
members: Chris Felps, Lee Trower, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Lukacs, Betty Malone, Nell Waldron, Jay Cain, Wilma
Kennard, Marie Corrigan, Joan Hutchinson, Kather-
ine Taliercio, Mildred Hickey, Beth Grady, Millie
Sutherland, Richard and Maxine Reinhold, Nora
Green, Mrs. Walter Freudigmann, Dottie Yocum,
Irene Ladrach, J. Strickland and Dottie Sanders.
Many beautiful prizes, donated by local merchants,
were won by the top scorers. Highest scores were made by
Maxine Reinhold, followed by Nora Green and Dick
Reinhold. Two door prizes were also awarded. Chris
Felps won a beautiful crocheted Afghan and Dorothy
Sanders won a pair of pollera doll plaques, made by
Julmar Creations.
Mildred Hickey
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Guest Speaker Fred Cotton with wife, Jacque, and Joe with
President Anna Collins.

Registration at the ball. L to R: Marge Foster, Chairman;
Shirley Boswell; Dorothy Yocum; Vera Jones; June May;
Sandy Robinson and Jody Wainio.

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Ralph Morales and M. Kenerly. Gertrude (McConaghy) Roberto and Grace (Shack) Wilson. Anna and Toni Mann. Anita and
Ted Kaufer.

Edyth and Past President Russell Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Greene, from Panama. L to R: Roger Williams (partially hidden),
Dorothy Williams, Past President Jack Morris, Grace Morris, Bob Lawyer.

Jackie Hunt, Paul Berman and Debbie Pollack. Vic May "Don't take your drinks on the dance floor!" Arthur Marohl, Jr.,
Margaret Panella, Holly Gibson, Doug Allen and Tom Pattison.

The Incomparable "Lucho. "

Debbie (Marohl) Lee and Frank Lee. Jean and Ed Mann. Lisa and Mark Bryan with Jeanne Bennett (Albritton). Al Monaco,
Chris Felps, Doris (Ehrman) Monaco and George Felps.

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Reunion Luncheon

Parents of Guest Speaker, Fred Cotton at Reunion Luncheon. L to
R: Dorothy (Wertz) Cotton, aunt; Mrs. George (Edna)
Wertz, Ozona, Fl.; and Arthur T. Cotton, San Diego, Calif.

Virginia Cooper Morgan, Grace Morris and Frances (Vio-
lette) Sharp.

Mike Burton; Minnie Crown Burton; Bates Huldtquist
Wieman; Fred and Jane Huldtquist, Jack and Gloria

Jean (Dennis) Herbert and Richard Conover take their seats.

Ray Caldwell; Martha and Frank Lerchen; Sadie and Mike

Ernie Berger, Harry Egolf, Jim Shirley.


Francis Gilley; Margaret Will; Florence Schmidt; Maxine
Carpenter; Mary Harrison; May-Britt (Holcropt) Spurlock.

Jean Lukacs; Hazel and Ed Daggett; Juanita and Earl
Stone; George Gauger.

3 generations: Marion Bevington, Jane B. Etienne, Heather
Mabin, Martin Etienne.

Vance and Georgia Howard; Howard and Arlene Osborn;
Ken and Bitsy Atkison; Jack Chase; Howard Buehler; Millie Warren "Zeke" and Fran Morse; Ernie and Nellree Berger;
Sutherland; Eleanor Buehler; Irene and Ray Murphy. and Cliff and Bettie Beaty.

Edward and Jean Bensoni Libby and Al Fulcher; Margo
Lehrke, and Paul Cole.

K. Rodgers; Bob and Millie Provost; Jack and Joan (Ridge)
de Grummond.

Fred A. Cotton, Director, General Services Bureau, Panama
Canal Commission, delivers his address.

Congratulations to Fred after his address.



Abbott, Arlene
Anderson, Rose Mary
Blount, Lucy
Brown, Cindy
Carnathan, Bertha
Carnathan, Wilson
Clark, Alice
Clark, Huey
Clark, Jeff
Clark, Karen
Daniel, Kathleen
Etchberger, Doris (Chan)
Etchberger, Thomas
Fears, George
Fears, Jean
Fears, Tami
Filo, Catherine
Filo, Ed
Gangle, Marie
Gangle, Rudy
Gettle, Jesse
Gettle, Kathy
Gettle, Mike
Gettle, Olga
Greene, Era
Hanson, Albert
Harris, John
Hawthorne, David, Jr.
Hicks, James
Hill, Fred, Jr.
Hill, Kerrie
Hollowell, Freeland
Hollowell, Freeland R.
Hollowell, Laurie
Hollowell Mary (Straus)
Janssen, John
Janssen, Margaret
Kennerd, Wilma
Kessler, Marguerite
Kulig, Keith
Kulig, Mary
Lawyer, Ann
Lawyer, Robert
Leisy, Mrs. Henry T.
Mead David
Neill, Ed
Neill, Muriel (Evans)
O'Donnell, Paul
Prather, Jack
Roberts, Cathy
Roberts, Ken
Rose, Laverne
Rose, Ula
Sampsell, Frances
Seeley, Vernon
Taake, Herbert
Taake, Mary (Mehl)
Thompson, Lucy
Wainio, Jody
Wainio, Kelly
Wilkins, Philip
Willingham, Doris
Willingham, George
Woodroff, M. B.


McDonald, Stephanie


Beaty, Elva (Reed)
Dabill, Fern (Horine)
Griffith, Martha
Wensing, Cecelia


Burton, Eldridge
Burton, Minnie (Brown)
Corliss, Joan
Corliss, John
Etchberger, Thomas, III
Glass, Fern
Glass, Karl
Higgins, Edwin
Higgins, Mildred (Makibbin)
Huffman, Kathleen
Huffman, Willard (Red)
Nail, William
Nail, Mrs. William
Reinhold, Richard
Reinhold, Maxine
Sanders, Bruce, Jr.
Sanders, Dorothy
Wieman, M. Bates
Wrenn, Earl
Wrenn, Maxine


Adams, Robert
Adams, Ruth
Bailey, William
Bell, Susan
Bolke, Sheila (Gilbert)
Bowman, Donna (Geyer)
Brough, Karen (Tanassy)
Burch, Cristina
Burch, Gene
Carter, Nancy (Norton)
Cerbone, Birdie
Cerbone, Vincent
Clay, Jack
Cooper, Janet
Corn, Vivian
Cotton, Arthur
Cotton, Dorothy (Wertz)
Cox, Helen
Croft, Cuchie
Croft, Ray
Cronan, Joseph
Cronin, Will
DeGrummond, Joan (Ridge)
DeGrummond, John
Dill, Robert
Dill, Rosa
Dyer, Tony
Elia, Jeanne
Grills, Joseph, Jr.
Halliday, Thomas
Halliday, Mrs. Thomas
Hand, Andy
Hand, Doris
Horine, Conrad
Horine, Norma
Husum, Raymond
Johnson, Ellen
Jones, Paul
Jones, Rose
Jones, Russel
Jones, Mrs. Russel
Koncir, Phillip
Koncir, Mrs. Phillip
Lane, David
Layman, Larry
Layman, Linda
Litzenberger, Lesley
Lowe, Robert
Lowe, Shirley
Maggiori, Julia
Mitchusson, Murrell
Morris, Bob
Morris, Linda
Murray, Norma
McDade, Ida
O'Leary, Art, Jr.

Packard, Lolita (Provost)
Post, Beverly (Gregory)
Provost, Bob
Provost, Millie
Rice, Marian
Rice, Thomas
Robertson, Ruth
Scears, Betty (Smith)
Seeley, Donna
Smith, Vera
Speir, Woodrow
Spradlin, Lloyd
Spradlin, Margaret
Stone, Celine
Stone, Earl
Stone, Juanita
Stone, Kenneth
Taber, Lewis
Tedder, Hampton, Sr.
Tedder, Mrs. Hampton
Will, Gary
Will, Irene
Will, Ray


DeLamater, Katya
Harrington, Alfred
Harrington, Norma
McKeown, Tim
Weien, Gall (Gregg)

McDonald, Joseph, Jr.
Small, Charles


Babbitt, Dorothy
Slover, Barbara
Slover, Jim


Abbott, Elmer
Abbott, Mrs. Elmer
Abernathy, Lucille
Abernathy, Winston
Adams, Charles
Adams, Mary Eileen
Aguirre, Frances
Ainsworth, Laine
Ainsworth, Larry
Alberga, Charles.
Alberga, Sheryl (Ruoff)
Albin, Edward
Albin, Solveig
Albritton, Mark
Albritton, Mary Alice
Alexaitis, John
Alexaitis, Mrs. John
Alexaitis Paul
Allen, William
Allgaier, George
Allgaier, Mrs. George
Allgaier, John
Allgaier, Mrs. John
Allinder, Anne (Norval)
Anderson, Andy
Anderson, Frank III
Anderson, Garnet
Anderson, Howard
Anderson, Shirley
Andino, Jacqueline
Andino, Janice (Malone)
Andino, Kenneth
Andino, Luis
Andino, Nicole

Antone, Buddy
Arabie, Yvonne
Arnold, Rachel
Arnold, Susie
Arnold, Tom
Arnold, Tom, Jr.
Arosemena, Pat (Kelleher)
Askew, Ethel
Askew, Eugene
Ateek, Adriana
Ateek, George
Atkinson, Bitsy
Atkinson, Ken
Avery, Don
Avery, Gall
Babac, Lizbet (Coe)
Babac, Murat
Bailey, Bill
Bailey, Sue (Haley)
Ball, Kathy (Clairhew)
Ball, Sandy
Banks, Arthur
Banks, Marilyn
Barbour, Dorothy
Barfield, Leroy
Barna, Andy
Barna, Margaret
Barnard, Andrew
Barnard, Denise
Barnes, A. Louise
Barnes, Anne
Barnes, Barbara
Barnes, Betty
Barnes, Beverly (Dixon)
Barnes, Charles
Barnes, Ellie
Barnes, Robert
Barrett, Bill
Barrett, Charles
Barrett, Evelyn
Barrett, Thelma
Barriteau, Danielle
Batalden, Edel
Bateman, Bruce, Jr.
Bateman, Mary
Bazan, Kazimierz
Bazan, Lilia
Beale, Capt. Joseph
Beale, Mary
Beale, Michael
Beale, Rhonda
Beale, Roger
Beall, R. W. (Pat)
Beall, Richard W., Jr.
Beaty, Billie
Beaty, Cliff
Beaty, Ginny
Bell Bill
Bell, Sheryl
Bell, Carlton
Bell, Dan
Bell, Glenda
Bell, Kim
Bell, Martha
Bell, Vicki
Bennett, Court
Bennett, E. Jeanne
Bennett, Kathleen
Bensen, Chris
Bensen, Diane
Bensen, Donald
Bensen, Ed
Bensen, Jean
Berger, Dr. I. Robert
Berger, Mrs. I. Robert
Bernhart, Dorothy (Gill)
Bernhart, Robert
Bertrand, Jean
Bertrand, Phyllis
Bierman, Paul
Bing, John
Bingham, Deborah
Bingham, Kathryn

Bingham, William
Bissell, Irene
Bissell, Louise
Bissell, Nolan
Bissell, Steve
Bissett, E. G.
Bissett, Mrs. E. G.
Bite, Peter
Bittel, Toby
Bitter, Dorothy
Bitter, F. Charles
Blevins, John
Bliss, Curtis
Bliss, Emily
Blount, Ed
Blount, Nancy
Boehning, Gladys (Faust)
Boehning, William
Bolz, Janice
Bongiorni, Joe
Bonneau, Donald
Bonneau, George
Bonneau, Mrs. George
Bonneau, Linda
Bonneau, Roy
Bonneau, Mrs. Roy
Booth, George
Booth, Virginia
Borell, Victoria
Borrell, Gloria
Boswell, Jerry
Boswell, Shirley
Brady, Vivian
Brandon, Mark E.
Bredenkamp, Diane
Bredenkamp, Jerry
Breeman, Mary
Bright, Bernadette
Bright, Frank
Brigman, Bev
Brigman, Jim
Brooks, Debbie
Brooks, Emily (Horine)
Brooks, Nick
Bross, Maryann (Palmer)
Bross, Mike
Brown, Kay
Brown, Pearl
Brown, Stewart
Brown, Walter
Bruce, Donald
Bruce, Netta
Brundage, Benjamin
Bryan, Ingrid (Errhalt)
Bryan, Richard
Bryant, Dorothy
Bryant, James
Bryant, Vern
Buchter, Ann
Budreau, Robert
Buehler, Capt. Howard
Buehler, Mrs. Howard
Burgoon, Jeanne
Burkett, David
Burns, Agnes (Dube)
Butler, Stella
Butler, William
Butler, William V.
Bylan, Lisa
Byrd, Frances
Byrd, Hoyt
Byrne, Debbie (Foster)
Byrne, Don
Cain, Jay
Caldwell, Ray
Caldwell, Mrs. Ray
Calloway, Vern
Calloway, Mrs. Vern
Calvit, Helen
Camby, V. G. (Skeeter)
Camby, Shirley
Campbell, Bill
Campbell, Fern
Campbell, Ida
Campbell, Jack
Campbell, Jack
Carey, Grace (Jones)
Carey, John
Carey, Martha
Carey, Robert

Carlin, Jeannine
Carlin, Melanie
Carlin, William
Carlson, Dot
Carpenter, Mike
Castillo, Ltc. Bennie
Castillo, Mrs. Bennie
Catron, Bill
Catron, Dorothy
Catron, G enda
Chase, C. W.
Chase, Dorothy
Chase, H. J. (Jack)
Cherry, Arthur
Cheshire, Alan
Cheshire, Dorothy
Christoph, L. J.
Christoph, Larry
Church, Carol (LaCroix)
Cicero, Mark
Claflin, Sandra (Hughes)
Clarhew, Lynn
Clarhew, R. W.
Clarhew, Mrs. R. W.
Clark, Emmy Lou
Clark, Howard
Clarke, J. W.
Clemmons, Christine
Clemmons, F. S. (Stu)
Clemmons, J. B., Jr.
Clemmons, Joan
Clemmons, Michael
Clinchard, Connie
Clinchard, Gene
Coate, Curtis
Coate, Margaret
Cofen, Michael
Cofen, Sharon
Coffey, Danny
Coffey, Michael
Coffey, Shawn
Coffy, Delores
Cohen, Sarah
Colbert, Harry
Colbert, Mrs. Harry
Coleman, Alexis
Collado, Mario
Collins, Anna
Collins, Bill
Collins, Joe
Collins, Leroy
Collins, Marie
Comer, Robin
Compton, Francis
Conley, Gladys
Conley, J. Patrick
Connor, Thomas
Conover, Alice
Conover, Elaine
Conover, Max
Conover, Paul
Conover, Peter
Conover, Richard
Cooke, Cathy (Terwilliger)
Cooke, Wess
Cooley, Edna (Curles)
Cooper, Buford
Cooper, Charlie
Cooper, Ethel
Cooper, Kenny
Cooper, Virginia
Corliss, Bruce
Corrigan, Evelyn
Corrigan, Gil
Corrigan, Jennifer
Corrigan, Marge
Corrigan, Marle
Corrigan, Mike
Cotton, Edith
Cotton, Ernest
Coulthard, Robert
Crawford, Chuck
Crawford, Jim
Crawford, Leigh
Crawford, Liz
Crawford, Marylou
Crook, Doug
Crook, Phyllis
Crook, Rose
Crouch, Georgia

Crouch, Harlan
Cruz, Melissa
Cunningham, Barbara
Cunningham, Janet
Cunningham, Lynn
Cunningham, Richard
Cunningham, S. Ross
Curles, Ralph
Curles, Mrs. Ralph
Daggett, Edgar
Daggett, Mrs. Edgar
Dahlstrom, Richard
Dailey, Earl
Dailey, Charlotte
Dailey, Jessie
Dailey, Nikki
Dailey, Robert
Dalton, Agnes
Danielsen, Mary
Danielsen, Richard
Danielsen, Joyce
Date, Daryl
Date, Donna
Day, Cheryl
Day, Doug
Deakins, Roger
Deakins, Violet
DeArmas, Ligia
DeArmas, Louie
Dee, Mina
Deemer, Tamy
DeGreff, Hans
DeHart, Kim
DeHart, Stevie
Dekle, Debbie
Delrey, Bob
Denton, Cathy (Detamore)
Denton, Jerry
DeRaps, Brian
DeRaps, Michele
Derrick Julia
DeStaffino, Don
DeStaffino, Sharon
DeVore, Adelia
DeWolf, Ana
Diaz, Edith
Diaz Fred
Dibble, Linda
DiRoma, Sugar (Callaway)
Disharoon, Frank
Disharoon, John
Disharoon, Liz
Disharoon, Olga
Disharoon, Paul
Dodson, Dean
Dolan, Bonnie
Dolan, Edward
Dolan, Madeleine
Dolan, Richard
Dolan, Robert
Dombrowsky, Dale
Dombrowsky, Lynne
Donovan, Henry
Donovan, Mrs. Henry
Downs, Pauline
Downs, Philip
Draught, Jerry
Drost, Ann
Drost, Steve
Dube, Bonnie
Dube, Brian
Dube, Elfriede
Dube, Fred
Dube, Marie
Dube, Timothy
Dudak, Helen
Dugan, Mary
Dugan, Ralph
Dumas, Dana
Dumas, Denise
Dunbar, Bonnie (Bain)
Duncan, Bob
Duncan, Eleanor
Durant, Cindy
Ebdon, Joe
Ebdon, Rae (Newhard)
Ebdon, T. J., Sr.
Edelen, Doris
Egger, Arthur
Egger, Eugenia (Ginger)

Egger, Thomas
Eggleston, Carmen
Egolf, Debbie
Egolf, George
Egolf, Harry
Egolf, Mary
Egolf, Roberta
Ehrman, Gerry
Eisenberg, Michael
Elmore, Mary
Engelhardt, Estrella
Engelhardt, James
Engelke, Nellie
Engelke, Robert
Escobar, Hernando
Escobar, Mary Jane
Esslinger, Houston
Evans, Britta
Evans, Capt. E. G., Jr.
Everson, B. I. (Emo)
Everson, Phyllis
Ewing, L. W. (Bill)
Ewing, Marie (Haggerty)
Eytalis, Joseph
Eytalis, Mrs. Joseph
Facklam, Arnie
Felps, Genevieve (Chris)
Felps, George
Fender, Froni
Fessler, Paul
Fessler, Tillie
Fettler, John
Field, Cy
Field, Beth
Field, Josie
Field, Ken
Field, Mel
Field, Rusty
Filo, Ed, Jr.
Fisher, Jon
Fisher, Sue
Flood, Ed
Flores, George
Flowers, Clyde
Flowers, Sarah
Flud, Franklin
Flud, Janet
Forgeson, Betty
Forgeson, Marty
Forrest, Kelly
Fortner, Mavis
Foster, Jay
Foster, John
Foster, Mrs. John
Foster, Peter
Foster, Marge
Foster, Ruth (Rose)
Foster, Woody
Fox, Gerald
Fox, Jim
Fox, Marcy (Rudge)
Frangioni, Naomi
Frangioni, Ralph (Tony)
Frauenneim, Kerner
Freudigmann, Johanna
Frensley, Jeanine
Frensley, Richard
Fugleberg, Fern
Fugleberg, Kenneth
Fulcher, Aldon
Fulcher, Elizabeth
Fuller, Emerson
Fuller, Viola
Fulton, Debbie
Fulton, Sandra
Furlong, Dave
Furlong, Dusty
Gallagher, Dottie
Gallagher, John
Galloway, Billie
Gatz, Ruth
Gauger, George
Gauger, Mrs. George
Gaul, Dave
Geyer, Lynda
Gibson, Isabelle
Giles, Jim
Giles, Keith
Giles, Nikki
Giles, Patty
Giles, Theresa

Gilley, F. T.
Glley, Marilyn
Gilmore, Lorraine (Terry)
Glassburn, Paul
Glassburn, Mrs. Paul
Goguen, Al
Goguen, Dot
Gomez, Norma
Gosset, Mary (Goulding)
Goudie, Paul
Goudie, Mrs. Paul
Gove, Cec
Gove, Tom
Grady, William
Grady, Beth
Graham, Marilyn
Graham, Roger
Graham, Virginia
Gramlich, Gladys
Gramlich, Greg
Greene, Marion
Greene, Michael
Grimes, Steven
Grimes, Mrs. Steven
Grimison, Christina
Grinnell Barbara (Hickey)
Gritt, Rick
Gritt, Mrs. Rick
Guest, Stan
Gunn, Bonnie
Gunn, Eric
Gunn, Landen, Jr.
Guthrie, Lindy
Haddaeus, Lynn
Hakanson, Judy
Hale, P. A.
Hall, Anne
Hall, Bucky
Hall, Mary
Hall, Penny
Hall, William
Hallinan, Diana
Hallinan, Edward
Halsall, Gerald
Hamlin, Dorothy
Hammond, Catherine
Hammond, Kevin
Hammond, Pat
Hammond, Sherman
Hanna, Mary
Hanna, Robert
Harger, Dan
Harger, Dick
Harger, Kay
Harley, Frederick
Harley, Maria
Harned, Dan
Harper, Mildred
Harrington, Jennie
Harris, Marshall
Harrison, Mary
Harrold, Chester
Harrold, Hilda
Harte, Neville
Harte, Mrs. Neville
Harvey, Ralph
Harvey, Virginia
Hayden, James
Hayes, Evelyn
Hayes, Patricia
Hayes, Sid
Hayes, Troy
Hearne, James
Hearne, Julius
Hearne, Mildred
Hearne, Odessa
Heilman, Babe (Phillips)
Heilman, Dal
Heintz, Carol (Peterson)
Henter, Emiley
Henter, T. C., Sr.
Hernandez, Maria
Hernandez, Michael
Herrin, Tim
Herrin, Vicky (Fiori)
Herrlngton, Dorothy
Herrington, Janet
Herrington, Robert
Herrman, Gene
Herrman, Julie

Hickey, Joseph
Hickey, Mildred
Hickman, Nell
Hicks, Kenneth
Hicks, Kimberly
Hicks, Marybelle
Hicks, Robert
Hoffman, Liv (Orwig)
Hoffman, Lynn
Hohn, Terry
Holland, Dionne
Hollowell, Marge
Hollowell, Ross
Hollowell, William
Hollowell, Edna
Holmelin, Pauline
Housley, Dolly
Housley, John
Howard, Georgia
Howard, H. Vance, Jr.
Howard, H. Vance III
Howard, Kay
Hoyle, W. Warner
Hoyle, Mrs. W. Warner
Huffman, Marina
Huffman, Wade, Jr.
Hughes, Bill
Hughes, Myrtle (Pierson)
Huldtquist, R. F. (Fred)
Huldtquist, Jane (Pressly)
Huldtquist, Vonna
Hull, Bob
Hull, Lia
Hummer, Charles
Hummer, Mrs. Charles
Humphrey, Donald
Humphrey, Gladys
Hunt, Tim
Husum, Ed, Jr.
Husum, Ellie
Husum, Mary
Hutchinson, Joan
Hutchinson, Capt. N. R.
landale, Daniel
Jacques, Balbina
Jacques, Donald
Jacques, Mae
Jeffcoat, Nancy
Johns, Billy Joe
Johns, L. Evelyn
Johnson, Carol
Johnson, Eugene
Johnson, Ivonne
Johnson, Jeff
Johnson, Jim
Johnson, Johnny
Johnson, Marty
Jones, Alton
Jones, Edwin
Jones, Frances
Jones, Harry
Jones, Lois
Jones, Rich
Jones, Russell
Jones, Mrs. Russell
Jones, Sue
Jones, Vera
Jorgensen, Betty
Jorgensen, Kenneth
Joudrey, Gilbert
Joudrey, Lenore (Schick)
Joustra, Grace
Joustra, Jacoba (Co)
Judge, Glynn
Judge, Jean
Judge, Prim
Karch, Jean
Kat, Helen
Kat, Lambert
Kaufer, Anita
Kaufer, Ted
Kaufer, Ted, Jr.
Keepers, William
Keepers, Mrs. William
Keigley, Daile
Kei gley, Elizabeth
Kelleher, Sue
Kelly, Bill
Kempf, Joseph
Kent, Jo Anne
Kent, Lloyd

Kerley, Capt. Frank
Kimball, Jim
King, Charles
King, Veronica (Huffman)
Kirkland, Jo Ann
Kirkland, Lem
Kiyonaga, Dee Dee
Kiyonaga, George
Kleefkens, Louie
Kleefkens, Virginia
Knapp, Gladys
Koperski, Evelyn
Kosak, Kyle
Kosik, Laura
Kosik, Nina (Brown)
Kunkel, Paul
LaCroix, Dorothy
LaCroix, Milton (Mike)
Ladrach, Irene
LaPorta, Debbie
LaPorta, Dee
LaPorta, Dinah
Larabee, LaVerne
Larson, Robbin
Larson, Ronald
Lau, Colleen (O'Connor)
Lawson, Liz
Lawson, Margaret
LeDoux, Betty
Lee, Christianna
Lee, Deborah
Lee, Frank
Lentis, John
Lentis, Mrs. John
Lerchen, Frank
Lerchen, Mrs. Frank
Leves, Frank
Leves, Yane
Lewarne, Mary
Lewis, Norman
Lindell, Joy (Van Vliet)
Linker, Jackie
Little, Julius
Little, Lisa
Little, Mary
Little, Norman
Little, Suzanne
Long, Genevieve
Lookenott, Cynthia
Lord, Gloria
Lukacs, Jean
Lukacs, Joseph
Mable, Bea
Mack, Edward
Mack, Eleanor
Madison, Flores
Madison, John
Madison, Mrs. Marina
Madison, Peggy
Madison, Phyllis
Madison, Raymond
Mahoney, Dick
Malcomb, Chris
Malcuit, Col. Bernard
Malcuit, Pam (Robertson)
Malin, Edwin
Malin, Ed, Jr.
Malin, Gloria
Mallett, Richard, Sr.
Mallett, Ruth
Malone, Betty
Mann, Anna
Mann, Anthony
Mann, Ed
Mann, Jean (Kieswetter)
Mans, Maria (Ovalle)
Mans, Roland
Maraiulla, Elena
Maraiulla, Frances
Maraiulla, Joe
Maraiulla, Mark
Martin, Billie (Bowen)
Martin, C. M.
Martin, George
Martin, Jane
Martin, Margaret (Bradley)
Martinez, Carolyn
Martinez, Ronald
Mate, Colleen
Matheney, Angus
Matheney, Jessica

Matheney, Martha
Mathis, Kathy
Maxwell, Margaret (Curles)
May, June (Hambelton)
May, Victor H., Jr.
Mead, Burt II
Meigs, Della
Meisinger, Helen
Melant, Victor
Meraviglia, Midge (Gill)
Michel, Roger
Michele, Gay
Michele, Marcia
Michele, Patricia
Millard, Melvin
Millard, Mrs. Rachel
Miller, Allen
Miller, Catherine
Miller, Kay
Moehle, Fred
Moehle, Kate
Molloy, Margaret
Monaco, Al
Monaco, Doris
Moore, Dan
Moore, Maurie
Moore, Sarah
Morales, Deya
Morency, Charles
Morency, Marie
Morris, Donna
Morris, Grace
Morris, Jack
Morris, James
Morris, John
Morris, Kelly
Morris, Marie
Morris, Richard
Morrison, Bill
Morrison, Margaret
Morrison, Robert
Murphy, Diane
Murhpy, Raymond
Myers, Alice
Myers, Dewitt
Myers, Gary
Myers, Lynn
Myers, Paul
McClain, Ralph
McConaghy, Jamie
McConaughey, Juanita
McConaughey, Richard
McConaughy, Danny
McConaughy, Stacey
McCoy, Max
McCoy, Myrle
McDonald, Daniel
McDonald, Helen
McDonell, Bill
McDonell, Mrs. Bill
McGann, Alice
McGann, Theodore
McGee, Ruth (Crouch)
McGovern, Diane
Mcllvaine, E. C.
McIlvaine, James
McIlvaine, Rayma
Mcllvaine, Sandra
McKean, Fay
McKean, Jeanne
McLain, Gladys
McLintock, George
McNall, Dorthea
McNall, Glenn
McNamee, Mrs. Warren
Neal, Gerald
Neal, Marie
Nehring, Butch
Nehring, Lynn (Little)
Nehring, Steve
Nellis, Carol
Nellis, David
Nellis, James
Nellis, Marjorie
Nellis, Steven
Nellis, Wayne
Nelson, A. L. (Swede)
Nelson, Gotfred (Bip)
Nelson, Mrs. Gotfred
Nelson, Jeffrey
Neville, Dottie

Neville, Ned
Newbury, Joe
Newlon, Cookie
Nichols, Dorothy
Nickisher, Tom
Niedda, Amy
Niedda, Jaise
Nordstrom, Elmer
Nordstrom, Margaret
Norval, Archibald
Norval, Mrs. Archibald
Nunez, George
O'Brien, Eileen
Ochstein, Harold
Ochstein, Marjorie
Ogletree Edna (Hewitt)
Organ, Kimberly
Orr, Mary
Orvis, Carl
Orvis, Frances
Orvis, James
Orvis, Mrs. James
Orvis, Leticia
Orvis, Nita
Orvis, Robert G.
Orvis, Robert M.
Osborne, Sue
O'Shaughnessy, Barbara
O'Sullivan, Manuelita
O'Sullivan, William
Owen, Helen
Owen, Michele
Owen, Teresa
Paolucci, Daniel
Park, Allan
Park, Peg (Corrigan)
Parker, Dick
Parker, Don (Pos)
Parker, Elba
Parker, Gloria
Parker, Robert D.
Parker, Robert W.
Parker, Ruth Anne
Parks, Bill
Parmentier, B. M.
Parmentier, Sadie
Pate, Al
Pate, Dorothy (Wolfe)
Paul Amparo
Paul, Bryan
Paul, Harold
Paul, Kevin
Pearl, Harry
Pearl, Virginia
Pennock, Ann
Peppie, Margie
Perry, Beulah
Perry, Henry
Peterson, Barbara
Peterson, Diane
Peterson, Lloyd
Peterson, Ruth
Peterson, Thomas
Petrovish, Cindy
Phillips, Bessie
Phillips, Marie
Phillips, Monroe
Pickering, Kim
Pierce, Charlotte
Pierce, Mike
Pittman, Priscilla (Hallon)
Pollack, Allan
Pollack, Debbie
Pollack, Julie
Pollack, Lisa
Pollack, Rosita
Poschl, Katya
Priest, Clarence
Priest, Tess
Purchas, Rachel
Pustis, Louise
Quackenbush, Lisa
Quackenbush, Paul
Quackenbush, Sarita
Rathgeber, Anne
Rau, David
Raybourn, Elaine
Reardon, Agnes
Redfern, Robert
Reece, Virginia

Reilly, Frank
Reyes, Charlotte
Reyes, Diva
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Maritza
Reyes, Roy
Richard, Eunice
Richey, Dr. Hobart
Richey, Lisa (Wilkins)
Richey, Val
Ridge, Davi d
Rigby, Edwin
Rigby, Hua (Willison)
Rinehart, Jim
Rios, Randy
Risberg, Maureen
Risberg, Patricia
Risberg, Robert
Roberson, Billy
Roberto, Dom
Roberto, Mrs. Dom
Roberts, Lloyd
Roberts, Patti
Robertson, Ellen (Mead)
Robertson, Tom, Jr.
Robinson, Sandy (May)
Robinson, Tom
Roche, Lori
Rogers, Edna
Rohden, Helen
Rohden, Richard
Rosaliy, Carlos
Rosaliy, Mirta
Rose, Beth
Ross, Richard
Roth, George
Roth, Tomny
Rowley, Sara
Rozmeski, Lil
Rozmeski, Paul
Rozmeski, Robert
Rueblinger, Katie (O'Brien)
Runnion, Billy
Runnion, Marcel
Saarinen, Clara
Sanders, Grace
Sanders, John
Sanders, John, II
Sanders, Irl, Jr.
Sanders, Mary Nell
Sanford, Edna
Santana, Diana (Rodriquez)
Sargeant, Beatrice
Sasso, Donna
Sasso, Sarah
Sasso, Wendell
Sausel, George
Sauter, Harvey
Sauter, Mildred
Saville, Kathy (Malin)
Schafer, Joseph
Schafer, Marie
Schee, Joan
Schmidt, John, Jr.
Schneider, Anne
Schneider, Ray
Schoch, Charles
Schoch, Carolyn
Schriftgiesser, Mrs. Julius
Schroeppel, Jenny
Schroeppel, Mark
Schroeppel, Rebecca
Schultz, George
Schultz, Pat
Schwartz, Fred
Schwartz, Hannah
Scmidt, Ruth (Barlow)
Scott, Caroline
Scott, Ed
Scott, Priscilla (Koperski)
Seeley, Joyce
Seeley, Roger
Seidman, Reuben
Seifert, Marian
Seiffert, Jean
Serrano, Grizel
Setzer, Tate
Setzer, Toodles (Warren)
Shaffer, Bill
Shaffer, Julie

Shapiro, Helen (Rose)
Sharp, Frances (Violette)
Sharp, Roy
Shipley, Marge
Shirley, James
Shirley, Ruth
Short, Cindy
Short, Milton
Shultz, Lee
Skeie, Chris
Skele, Mrs. Chris
Skete, Mrs. Henri
Smail, Barbara (Will)
Smail, Robert
Smith, Alberta (Mead)
Smith, Clint
Smith, Dudley
Smith, J. Bartley
Smith, J. Robert
Smith, Mrs. J. Robert
Smith, Larry
Smith, Melvin
Smith. Mim
Smith, Mike
Smith, Paul
Smith, Sally
Snedeker, Leona
Snedeker, Leo, Jr.
Snow, Betty
Soriano, Edwin
Spagna, Dolly
Spagna, Matt
Spagna, Mrs. Matt
Spagna, Sue
Spector, Angie
Spector, Dawn
Spector, Debbie
Spector, Herbert
Spector, Mrs. Herbert
Spector, Irving
Spector, Norman
Sprague, Jo
Spurlock, Maj. Britt
Spurlock, Taylor
Stahler, Elizabeth (Sis)
Stahler, Ernest (Tex)
Stanton, Nadine
Stanton, Terry
Starke, Carl
Starke, Cassie
Starke, Ginl
Stearns, Alex
Stearns, Ana
Stearns, Brad
Stearns, James
Stearns, Linda
Steiner, Dolly
Steiner, Jerry
Steiner, John
Stewart, Joanne
Stewart, Robert
Stock, Cindy
Stock, Fran
Stock, William
Stokes, Cindy
Strickland, Johnnie
Strilka, Richard
Stroop, Edward, III
Stroop, Gerry
Stroop, Leneve (Dough)
Stroop, Lilia
Stroop, R. B. H.
Sullivan, Carol
Summers, Robert
Sutherland, David
Sutherland, Dawn
Sutherland, Kim
Sutherland, Laurel
Sutherland, Mildred
Sylvester Sandy
Taber, Alice
Taber, John
Taber, Mrs. John
Taliercio, Katherine
Taliercio, Linda
Taylor, Sheila (McNamee)
Tellex, Mike
Tenenoff, Caroline
Terwilliger, Albert
Terwilliger, Ann

Thomas, Ben
Thomas, Phylis
Thompson, Anita (Rankin)
Thompson, Helen
Thompson, J. C.
Thompson, Jan
Thompson, Joyan (Fuller)
Thompson, Kenneth
Thompson, Mrs. Kenneth
Thompson, Lane
Thompson, Mrs. Lane
Thompson, Mr. (Ruth)
Thompson, Ruth
Thompson, Sequana
Thompson, Victor
Tochterman, Mary (Kelleher)
Tochterman, Steven
Tomford, Dennis
Tomford, Helen
Tomford, Richard, Jr.
Tomford, Richard Sr.
Townsend, Virginia
Townsend, Wesley (Red)
Trimble, George
Trout, Walter
Trout, Mrs. Walter
Trower, Jimmy
Turner, Jerry
Turner, Rupert
Tuskes, Lucy
Tuskes, William
Vazquez, Kimberly
Vazquez, Thomas
Veno, Irene
Vezina, Carolyn (Barlow)
Violette, Jean
Violette, William
Waggoner, Steve
Waldorf, Cecilia
Walker, Bill
Walker, George
Walker, Mayno
Wall, Byrle
Wall, Gaddis
Ward, Bill
Ward, Donna
Warren, Gretchen
Warren, Leon
Watkins, Fred
Watkins, Teresa
Watson, Audrey
Watson, Joe
Webb, Dorothy
Webb, Ruth
Webb, Winton
Welch, Christopher
Welch, Gerard
Welch, Grace
Welch, Gregory
Welch, Kathleen
Welch, Suzanne
Welty, William
Wenborne, Marnette
Wenborne, Susan
Wertz, Edna
Westwood, Michael
Wheaton, John
Wheeler, Cori (Morris)
Wheeler, Ray, Sr.
White, E., Jr.
Whitman, Muriel
Wichmann, William
Widell, Harriet
Wilburn, Ed
Wilburn, Kay
Wilder, Kathy
Wilder, Thomas
Wilkinson, Mary Ann
Williams, Dorothy
Williams, Grace
Williams, Roger
Wilson, Grace
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Roy
Windle, Margarite
Windle, Robert
Wolf, Marie
Womble, Colin
Womble, Luella
Wood, James

Wood, Virginia
Woodruff, Maxine
Woodruff, Wallace
Wright, Connie
Wright, John
Wright, Myra
Yerxa, Betty
Yerxa, Donald
Yocum, Ernest
Yocum, Dorothy
Young, William, Jr.
Zablocki, Tony
Zemer, R. Terry
Zorie, Albert
Zorie, L. Ruth
Zorie, Stephanie


Aanstoos, Edward
Aanstoos, Erich
Anderson, Robert
Barlow, Emna
Clinchard, Dr. W. H.
Clinchard, Mrs. W. H.
Detamore, Dottie
Detamore, Jerry
Detamore, Patsy
Egan, Betsy (Capp)
Egan, Tom
Fears, Charles
Fears, Joyce
Flagg, Betty (McKenzie)
Flagg, Paul
Fritz, Carol
Fritz, Gene
Flynn, Marilyn
Gray, Floann
Haines, Raul
Harris, Jack
Harris, Joan
Harris, Ralph (Dewey)
Harris, Skipper
Mable, Carl
Martin, Denise
Martin, Glenn
McCarragher, Patrick
McCarragher, Pennye
McKenzie, Samuel
Mills, Jerald
Mills, Shirley
Rucker, Carolyn (Holmes)
Scigliane, Louis
Taltavall, Craig
Taylor, Virginia (Aanstoos)
Trower, Lee
Waldron, Nell
Williams, Paul

Bates, Lois (De La Mater)
Hatchett, Veta

Schwindeman, George
Schwindeman, Mary

Arndt, Joan (Powell)
Chaudoin, Helen
Chaudoin, Winston
Jackson, Andrew
Jackson, Bern (Rathgeber)
Marshall, Linda


Cross, James
McCauley, Dorothy Jane
Schmenk, Dianne
Schmenk, Tom


Hayes, Bertha
Hayes, Gardner

Barraza, Mayra
Barraza, Ralph
Boggs, Jeffrey
Finneman, Joe
Fryer, George
Garber, Timothy
Goudie, Sheila
Goudie, Terril
Gregg, Eugene
Gregg, Laura
Gregg, Marian
Love, Donald
Meeker, John
Morris, Ken, Jr.
Norval, Andy
Norval, Nancy
Phares, Randy
Risberg, Kristin
Risberg, Gerry
Shirley, Donald
Tinnin, Lottie
Wainio, Fred


Begatto, Donna (Valentine)

Bailey, Elsa
Driscoll, Mark
Elia, Paul, Jr.
Gabriel, Clifford
Gabriel, Sarah
Henter, Ted
Henter, Mel (Little)
Jablonski, Mike
Jablonski, Steve
Jones, Karen
Kromer, Irene
Kromer, John
Manning, Carol (Brown)
Manning, John
Marszalek, Maria
McNamee, Brian

Gillespie, Bill
Gillespie, Cheryl (Kresge)
Gillespie, Grace
Gillespie, Capt. William
Gayer, Rick
Leon, Pamela (Husband)
McFarland, Ed


Bauman, Kelly
Bauman, Louise
Ford, Beverly
Ford, Alan
Fuller, Nancy
Newhard, Bruce
Newhard, Karen
Squari, Holly

Krough, James
Krough, Patricia (Maedl)


Adams, Patricia
Adams, Robert
Snider, Evelyn (Barraza)

Snider, Tom


Farley, Joanne (Flynn)
Smithson, Sidney


Gill, Nancy (Guthridge)
Martin, Jose

Nolet, Lynne (Goguen)
Osborn, Arleen
Osborn, Howard

Bain, Margie
Bevington, Marion
Bredenkamp, Gloria
Bredenkamp Jim
Delaney, Diane
Delaney, John
Etienne, Jane
Etienne, Martin
Herbert, Jean (Dennis)
Jamke, Agnes
Konover, Josephine (Dennis)
Lucas, Norien (Rathgeber)
Mabin, Heather
Petersen, Julius
Rathgeber, Betty
Rathgeber, Jack
Schrodt, Sue
Schwindeman, August
Schwindeman, Eleanor


Lewis, Royce
Lewis, Sue

Babbitt, Thelma
Brown, Gloria
Brown Jack
Calla--i. Gerald
Callahan, Mrs. Gerald
Haff, Ted
Kirkpatrick, Wilma
Mattey, Peggy (Flynn)
Michaelsen, Mary
Michaelsen, William
McGann, Emily
Van Siclen, Nealie
Van Siclen, Robert
Webb, Valire


Blaney, Robert
Blaney, Trudy
Bowman, Robert
Dombrowsky, John
Dombrowsky, Lillian Jean
Everson, Louis
Everson, Ruth
Fraser, Andrew
Hamlin, Eugene
Hamlin, Faye
Hunt, Lisa (Johnson)
Jones, Essie
Jones, L. T.
Lastinger Jon
Miller, Jim
Miller, Norma
Parks, Charles
Reddick, Helen
Reddick, James, Jr.

Reinheimer, Majal
Reinheimer, Walter
Stewart, Joyce (Herring)
Wainio, Jean
Wainio, Robert
Wilder, Albert
Wilder, Rosemary
Wilson, Bonnie
Wilson, L. B.


Cole, Paul
Kirk, Fred
Kirk, Jean
Kristoff, Michael
Kristoff, Pat (Valentine)
Lehrke, Margo
Mowery, Karen (Coate)
Reynolds, Vincent
Ridge, Mary
Ridge, Robert


Burns, Doris
Burns, Jean
Chan, Bruce
Morales, Ralph

Hardison, Grady
Hardison, Margaret
Schmidt, Florence


Nagy, John
Nagy, Karen
Pinto, Carl
Pinto, Pat (Lawson)
Rick, Celia (Thompson)
Schultz, Anne Marie
Schultz, W. G.


Cicero, Larry
Geoghegan, David

Anson, Bob
Anson, Kathryn (Bitsy)
Browne, Blanche (Adler)
Browne, Carl
Catron, James
Catron, Eletheer
Clontz, Trudi
Clontz, Vernon
Everson, Dorothy
Everson, John
Green, Charles
Green, Nora
Holmes, Olga
Hutchison, Donald
Hutchinson, Peggy
Pierce, Alice
Pierce, Jerry
Pierce, Kay (Frangioni)
Smith, Dollie
Waggoner, Iris
Waggoner, Robert
West, Alfred
West, Guy
West, Lesa
West, Nonna
West, Wayne
York, Bill
York, Sis

Morse, Fern
Morse, Warren

Berger, Ernest
Berger, Mrs. Ernest
Carpenter, Margaret
Carpenter, Maxine
Carpenter, Richard
Maddox, Mina
Valentine, Jim
Wilkins, Greg


Arredondo, Rosemary
Bernard, Billie
Bernard, Kathy
Bernard, Lester
Boswell, Michael
Bowman, Ronald
Buehler, Paul
Burza, Irene
Burza, Michael
Carpenter, Mary (Fehrenbach)
Catzoela, Manuel
Cavanaugh, Helen
Coffey, Patrick
Cooke, Arden
Coyle, Edward
Creel, Colin
Critides, Leonie
Danielsen, Cherie
DeGreef, Nico
Dolan, Mike
Doulina, Phyllis
Duncan, Diana
Falls, Phyllis
Fealey, Honey (Bergman)
Fehrenbach, Albert
Feller, Velvia
Feller, William
Fields, Annette
Fields, Rev. John
Forrest, Melody
Forrest, Paul, Jr.
Foster, Lorie
Gibson, Charles
Gibson, Hollie
Gibson, Joy
Gibson, Kyle
Gibson, Marie
Gillespie, Russell
Green, Rebecca
Hampton, William
Hampton, Mrs. William
Hayes, Col. John
Hayes, June
Hogan, Iris
Hoverson, James
Hoverson, T. C.
Howle, Bonnie (Bell)
Howle, Charles
Hughes, Lorna
Hughes, Tom
Knick, Robert
Knick, Mrs. Robert
Lam, Eddie (Lowande)
Lam, Leslie
Lee, Frank Jr.
Marshall. Betty
Mitchusson, John
Mitchusson, Mary Jane
Morris, Mike
Morton, Jo Ann
Morton John
McCarrick, Jim, Jr.
McConaughey, Rei
Nellis, Carrie
Ogletree, Kenneth
Parker, Scott
Parker, Stacy
Rhyne, Bea (Monsanto)
Roy, Jane
Roy, Robert


Scott, Ellen
Snyder, Roderick
Steele, William
Steiner, Bonnie
Stough, Jeanne (Flynn)
Swearingen, Brandon
Swearingen, Debbie (Carey)
Swearingen, Paul
Trim, June
Trim, Preston, III
Turner, Gladys
Turner, Robert
Turner, Rupert, Jr.
Winsor, Tammy
Yarbrough, Diane

Cannaday, Mable (Eberenz)
Cook, Hamner
Cook, Ted.
Dorsch, Frank
Dorsch, Mrs. Frank
Duncan, Susie (Helmerichs)
Eberenz, Alexander
Eberenz, Joan
Eberenz, Leo
Eberenz, Madeline
Ellenwood, Belermin
Erixon, Manin (Stanford)
Forrest, Dot
Forrest, Paul
Hawkins, Mimi (Goguen)
Lindsay, Marie (Eberenz)
Martin, Norma
Murray, Elizabeth
Pence, Marilyn (Sealey)
Savage, Frank
Savage, Jack
Sharp, Josephine
Ward, Catherine
Ward, Oscar, Jr.


Baker, Floyd
Baker, Beth
Baker, Beverly
Boggs, Roy
Cunningham, Michael
Kariger, Lee
Kariger, Wilhelmina
Lucier, Ann
Newman, Henry
Newman, Katherine
Paine, Billie
Paine, Karen
Paine, Ted
Russon, William
Stock, Marc
Wilkins, Philip
Wilkins, Weulcia (Wilcy)
Will, Margaret
Wood, Jeanne
Wood, William

Barriteau, Lisa
Barriteau, Zip

Buehler, Beverly
Tochterman, Arlene
Tochterman, George


DePaoli, Richard
DePaoli, Mrs. Richard
Joyce, Frank


Eder, Anne (Quinn)

Keefe, Linda

Griffin, Bob
Griffin, Brian
Griffin, Lauray (Will)
Griffin, Shannon

Cunningham, Gilda
Cunningham, Jay

Allen, Douglas
Armbruster, Debi (Burgess)
Armbruster, Edwin
Armbruster, Mrs. Edwin
Azcarrage, Aida
Azcarraga, Lucho
Baccott, Frank
Bailey, Richard
Baumgarner, Xenia (Bernice)
Bell, Capt. Leonard
Bell, Ardice
Bilgray, Laura
Bishop, Dave
Boyd, Marie
Bozeman, Ruth
Bradley, James
Canamas, Penny (Wilder)
Canamas, Vincent
Cochez, Doris
Coffey, Mary (Morland)
Coffey, John, Jr.
Colvin, Keri
Convery, Maureen
Corrigan, Alberta
Corrigan, Collin
Cotton, Fred
Cotton, Jacquie
Critides, Capt. Leo
Critides, Mrs. Leo
Deaton, Beth (Wainio)
Deaton, Ted
Deslondes, Dan
Dillon, Carolyn
Dillon, Richard
Doyle, Betty
Doyle, James
Drennan, Annie
Eberenz, John
Enoch, Ronald (Steve)
Follett, Stefanee
Freund, Gilbert
Fulop, Douglas
Fuqua, Terry
Furman, Laurie
Garcia, Joseph, Jr.
Garcia, Mrs. Joseph, Jr.
Goldstein, Betty
Gough, John II
Greene, Leon
Greene, Mrs. Leon
Griffith, Louis
Guevara, Maribel
Harvey, Hugh
Harvey, Patti
Hern, John, Jr.
Holland, Elizabeth
Holland, Robert
Hunt, Jacqueline
Hutchison, Donald
Hutchison, Margaret
Jacques, Allen
Kourany, Leiana (Tita)
Kwai-Ben, Elizabeth
Kwai-Ben, Valerie

Laatz, Robert
Leves, Charles
Lewis, Elaine (Vestal)
Linares, Rolando, Jr.
Madrid, Miroslava
Maloney, Gerald
Mead, Burton
Mead, Carol
Mead, Gladys
Meissner, Carl
Meissner, Dorothy
Minehart, Danny
Modica, Daniel
Morland, Robin
Morray, Arthur
McGann, William
Nellis, Renee
Oliveira, Lourdes
Oliveira, Ted
O'Masta, George
O'Masta, George, Jr.
Pagenta, Daniel
Palumbo, James
Pattison, Frances
Pattison, Thomas
Phillips, Richard
Rankin, Gayle
Rankin, Robert
Rodgers, Bob
Rodgers, Elizabeth
Royo, Lourdes
Russon, Louise
Salyer, Terri
Sanders, Bruce III
Sanders, Gina (Riddle)
Sanders, Robert
Sanders, Sandra
Schroeder, Ruth (Bozeman)
Smith, Randy
Smith, Rudy
Stevenson, June
Stone, Malcolm
Underwood, Kathy
Underwood, Kenny
Underwood, Ray
Valley, Sonia (Canas)
Vantine, Capt. Wilbur
Vantine, Mrs. Wilbur
Wertz, George (Lenny)
Will, Denise
Will, Robert
Williams, Beverly (Chan)
Williams, Charles (Buddy)
Winberg, Rolando
Wood, Beverly
Wood, Joseph
Young, William II

Andress, Charles FL
Peterson, Dorothy FL

Mr. Eugene L. Buonviri
Mr. Roger R. Conley
Mr. AndrewJ. McCoy
Mr. Walter W. Rogers
Mr. Gerald B. Williams
Mr. Nelson C. Austin
Mr. John F. Borromeo
Mrs. Shirley A. Boswell
Mr. John W. Davis
Mr. Rupert A. Frank
Mr. Roger A. Graham
Mr. RichardJ. Gayer
Mr. Charles V. Jordan
Mr. Peter B. Kropotkin
Mr. John B. Morton,Jr.
Mr. Taylor Spurlock
Mr. Clarence H. Teller
Mr. Raymond E. Thompson
Mr. George B. Willis
Mr. Bobby L. Winford
Mr. William E. Garner
Mr. Charles H. Taylor
Mr. Charles O. Barrett
Mr. Melvin Bierman
Mr. Emil Cicchetto
Mr. WilliamJ. Cronin
Mr. William R. Dunning, Jr.
Mr. Ernest W. Forrest
Mr. Jimmy R. Givens
Mr. James D. Grant
Mr. Herman L. Henson
Mr. Frank A. Lee
Mr. Max C. Lermer
Mr. Francisco M. Negron
Mr. Arnold Pollack
Mr. LutherJ. Quinn
Mrs. BarbaraJ. Scott
Mr. Robert G. Stern
Mr. Robert J. Sullivan
Mr. Rodman Underhill, Jr.
Mrs. Shirley M. Wertz
Mr. Robert H. Burton


Accounting Division 33 years 10 months 4 days
Sanitation and Grounds 21 years 1 month 25 days
Storehouse Division 41 years 10 months 8 days
Dredging Division 15 years 1 month 0 days
Systems Division 22 years 9 months 7 days
Navigation Division 22 years 5 months 22 days
Canal Protection 31 years 8 months 17 days
Community Services Division 19 years 3 months 0 days
Navigation Division 30 years 0 months 18 days
Dredging Division 42 years 1 month 0 days
Dredging Division 19 years 2 months 3 days
Management Information Systems 25 years 9 months 15 days
Fire Division 29 years 5 months 28 days
Navigation Division 25 years 6 months 11 days
Office of the Director 28 years 3 months 0 days
Maintenance Division 24 years 10 months 23 days
Dredging Division 19 years 1 month 0 days
Dredging Division 32 years 0 months 27 days
Locks Division 37 years 7 months 18 days
Maintenance Division 23 years 7 months 3 days
Const. Management Branch 31 years 9 months 11 days
Navigation Division 29 years 8 months 7 days
Navigation Division 25 years 1 month 25 days
Office of the Director 32 years 4 months 7 days
Industrial Division 17 years 8 months 7 days
Navigation Division 31 years 4 months 18 days
Office of the Director 29 years 4 months 17 days
Electrical Division 29 years 2 months 18 days
Office of the Director 27 years 5 months 13 days
Navigation Division 24 years 9 months 9 days
Navigation Division 41 years 0 months 12 days
Engineering Division 23 years 0 months 9 days
Locks Division 14 years 9 months 0 days
Community Services Division 31 years 7 months 28 days
Industrial Division 38 years 10 months 13 days
Dredging Division 41 years 0 months 11 days
Sanitation & Grounds Division 19 years 10 months 6 days
Industrial Division 33 years 2 months 18 days
Dredging Division 6 years 9 months 21 days
Construction & Management Branch 25 years 7 months 11 days
Motor Transportation Division 20 years 11 months 11 days
Locks Division 25 years 6 months 29 days




The Canal Zone in Uniform

Airman First Class Rachel C. Ridge

Airman First Class Rachel C. Ridge was born in
Gorgas Hospital. She attended Balboa Elementary School
until the 5th grade, when she moved to Ohio. She then
graduated from Bishop Ready High School in 1981. She
joined the U.S. Air Force and received training at Techni-
cal Training, Chanute AFB, Illinois and is now classified as
a Jet Fuels Accountant at Castle AFB, California, tempor-
arily assigned to Beale AFB, Calif. Airman First Class
Ridge has since received orders to Misawa Air Base,
Her decorations include the Strategic Air Command
Inspector General Professional Performer Award and the
Squadron Airman of the Month.
She is the daughter of Robert and Mary P. Ridge of
Columbus, Ohio and Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, both
formerly from the Canal Zone. Other relatives include
John E. Ridge, Sr. and all the "Ridge Runners" of the
Canal Zone, including two cousins, John and Alan Ridge
who are also in the Air Force.

Colonel Davis Stevenson was born in the Republic of
Panama and graduated from Balboa High School in 1950.
He joined the U.S. Army as a Private in 1951 and earned
his commission as a Second Lieutenant by attending the
Officer's Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia in
During his military career, Col. Stevenson has been
stationed in Ft. Dix, New Jersey; Ft. Kobbe, Panama;
Asuncion, Paraguay; and Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Col.
Stevenson is qualified as Airborne and Ranger and served
with Airborne units of the U.S. Army.
He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer's Advance
Course as well as the Command and General Staff College
at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Just prior to his retirement,
Col. Stevenson was the Senior Reserve Commander in
After 32 years of military duty, both as active and
reserves, Col. Stevenson retired as full Colonel, USAR on
April 24, 1983. He was presented a Meritorious Service
Medal by General Fred Woerner, Commander of the
193rd Infantry Brigade, Panama, during a ceremony held
in front of the U.S. Army Headquarters building at Ft.
Clayton, R. de Panama. Attending the ceremony was his
wife, June Rowley Stevenson and his mother, Muffle.

Col. Phillip C. Breunle

Colonel Phillip C. Bruenle, of the U.S. Army Medi-
cal Service Corps, was born in Hornell, New York. He
received his commission as a Second Lieutenant through
the college ROTC program from Alfred University,
Alfred, N.Y. in 1960. His present duties are Associate Pro-
fessor U.S. Army Baylor University Graduate Program
and Special Assistant, Public Affairs, Academy of Health
Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He has been stationed
at various stateside areas and also Thailand, Korea and
Panama, Canal Zone.
Phil was assigned for five years (1972-77) to the
former Panama Canal Company/Canal Zone Government
as Assistant to the Health Director in the Health Bureau
and also served as executive officer to the Governor for mil-
itary affairs associated with personnel assigned to the U.S.
Army element, Canal Zone Government.
Schools attended include the Airborne, Basic/Career
Officer's Course and the Army Command and General
Staff College. He earned a master of Hospital Administra-
tion from Baylor University; a master of public health
administration from Tulane University and was also
awarded a doctor of public health administration from
Tulane University in 1980. His professional affiliations in-
clude a Fellow in the American College of Hospital Admin-
istrators, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Medi-
cal Administrators. He has also been honored by election
to Delta Omega Society.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meri-
torious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal,
Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary
Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Vietnam
Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army
Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Meritorious
Unit Citation and the Parachutist Badge.
Col. Breunle's parents are Ruth and Weldon Bruenle
of Hornell, New York. He is married to Judy (White) of
Merchantville, N.J. whose parents are Elizabeth and the
late Frank White of Merchantville, N.J.
Phil and Judy have two sons, Shawn and Kristan,
and two daughters, Melissa and Kara. They make their
home in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Maj. Joseph M. Hunt, Jr.

Major Joseph M. Hunt, Jr. was born in Gorgas
Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone, attended Canal Zone
schools and graduated from Balboa High School in 1964.
He received his BSIE at Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Teaneck, N.J. in 1969 and later joined the U.S. Army. He
subsequently attended Officer's Candidate School and re-
ceived his commission in 1972 at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Maj. Hunt received his MS in Management at the
Naval Graduate School, Monterey, California in 1982 and
is now the Manpower Control Officer, Manpower Man-
agement Division, California, DCSPER, HQ FOR-
SCOM in Atlanta, Georgia. He has recently been selected
to attend the Army Command and General Staff School
(CGS) at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas for one year and will
leave Atlanta for Kansas in July 1985.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Parachutists
Maj. Hunt's parents areJoe and Louise (Rathgeber)
Hunt of Dothan, Alabama. He is married to Darleen
(Woodruff), daughter of Marion (Woody) and Elsie
Woodruff, also of Dothan, Alabama. They have three
daughters; Lisa (12), Joannne (9) and Kelly (7). His three
sisters, who all live in the Canal Zone, are Jerri (Hunt)
Farnsworth, Janet (Hunt) Watkins and Jacque Hunt.

Lt. Col. William H. Grant

Lieutenant Colonel William H. Grant, Jr. was born
in Gorgas Hospital, Canal Zone, attended Canal Zone
schools and graduated from Balboa High School in 1932
after only three years. He received an ROTC Scholarship
at Iowa State University and graduated in 1938.
His pre-Pearl Harbor duty was with the 2nd Field Ar-
tillery at Ft. Clayton, Canal Zone and was later sta-
tioned in Manila, Philippines. He has also been stationed
in Ft. Louis, Washington.
While in the U.S. Army Engineers, he attended the
Engineer School in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and the Com-
mand and General Staff School at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
He has also received his degree in Landscape Architecture
and a master's degree in Botany from Washington Univer-
sity in 1968. Aside from working with the U.S. Army En-
gineers in Washington, D.C., he has done private land-
scaping in Florida and city planning work in St. Louis,
Bill was a well known swimmer with the Red, White
and Blue Troupe in the Canal Zone from 1928 to 1950 and
with the College Big-Six from 1933-36. He is still swim-
ming in the Masters and was National Butterfly champion
several times. He enjoys traveling now.
LTC Grant's parents are the late Dr. William H. and

Helen Grant. His father was a P.C. conductor and Canal
Zone dentist from 1918 till 1965. He was married to the
former Ann Armstrong and is now divorced. His children
are William III of St. Louis, Mo.; Diana (Grant) Bloom-

ington of Stonington, I1.; Jerome Grant of Cayuga, Ind.
and Jennifer (Grant) May of Stonington, Ill. Other
relatives are the late Will and Lora Foster (aunt). Will was
formerly with the Panama Railroad.

News Clips

Nat'l DAR honors SB optometrist

Dr. Louis J. Katz, a South Bay optometrist, has
received the prestigious Americanism award, given by the
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Katz was the only person in California to be approved
for the award in 1983. It is given to naturalized citizens
who by their outstanding voluntary contributions display
patriotism, leadership in the community, state or nation,
and loyalty to the country and the principles for which it

Mrs. Catsy Taylor Schafer, Mrs. Margarita Katz Rosenthal,
mother of Dr. Katz, watch while his wife, Rita, pins on the DAR

The local doctor was nominated for the award by
Catherine W. Schafer, Americanism chairman of the Let-
itia Coxe Shelby Chapter DAR in La Mesa.
"About a year ago, I read an article in one of the local
papers about the volunteer work of Dr. Louis J. Katz, an
optometrist," Schafer wrote to the Star-News.
"The name took me back 40 years during World War
II when I operated a nursery school in the Panama Canal
Zone," she continued. "We also had enrolled students
from the Republic of Panama and three of these were
brothers, Francisco, Sammy and Louis Katz.
"I had seen Louis twice during the intervening years
and knew that he had offices in University City and Chula
Katz's interest in helping others less fortunate moti-
vated Schafer to try to secure the Americanism award for
Before the award is given, it must be approved by the
California State Society and the regent's committee, and
then by the president general of the National Society in
Washington, D.C. The presentation was made January
17, 1984, at the District XIV DAR luncheon for the 11 San
Diego County Chapters at the Camp Pendleton San Luis
Rey Officer's Club.

Katz was born in Panama and naturalized in Chi-
cago. He and his wife, Rita, have four children.
Katz established and staffed the optometric sections of
the San Ysidro Community Health Center and the Chi-
cago Community Clinic. He was a board member of the
San Diego Hebrew School and B'nai B'rith. He served on
the committee of education and research for the California
Optometric Assn., and was named optometrist of the year
in 1974. In 1981 he received the Chicano community
award for his work with minorities.
While an officer in the US Army, he served as a
liaison between the military and the Republic of Panama,
his native country.
In the summer of 1981, the government of Panama
allowed him to examine and fit the San Bias Indians with
eye glasses. For that project, 2,000 pairs of glasses were
donated by the Catholic, Jewish and Protestant com-
munities. Katz donated his time and efforts. One of the
reasons glasses were important for the San Blas Indians is
because making handmade molas, which are fine
needlework pieces made by the women, is very hard on the
Katz served as vice president of his alumni association
at Illinois College of Optometry, and was then asked to be
on the board of trustees of that institution. He also was vice
president of the San Diego Optometric Assn.
As a captain in the United States Army, Katz was sta-
tioned at Fort Gulick, Panama Canal Zone, and Fort
Campbell, Ky., from 1962 to 1967. At Fort Campbell, he
was acting Jewish chaplain for two years. He is a member
of the US Army Reserves and has served at Long Beach
Regional Hospital, Los Alamitos Reserve Center and the
US Navy Hospital, San Diego.
He established visual screening for San Diego County
Head Start and Tijuana orphanages, and has worked with
the Philippine and Indo-Chinese communities. He served
on the board of the Chicano Federation for two years, and
he has worked with Project Concern, the Lion's eye clinic,
as well as with other charitable and civic groups.
Chula Vista, CA
The Star News, February 5, 1984
Pasco, Hernando leaders OK'd for
governor's job-training panel
By Dan Bernstein
Tribune Staff Writer
Gov. Bob Graham and the Cabinet have approved the
appointment of 10 business and community leaders in Pas-
co and Hernando counties to serve on a new vocational
education panel responsible for an estimated $20 million in
The new panel, which also includes 10 members from
educational fields, was established "to see that training will
respond to real needs of local industry," according to a
press release from the governor's office.

Graham appointed the lay members last month, and
they were approved by the Cabinet Tuesday, said Barbara
White of the governor's appointments office.
The new panel is one of 28 regional coordination
councils for vocational education, adult general education
and community instructional services created by the Legis-
lature last year.
The local appointments were among 193 the Cabinet
made Tuesday, the press release said.
In an address to business leaders last fall, Dr. Milton
Jones, president of Pasco-Hernando Community College
and a member of the council, said all vocational programs
in the two-county region were subject to council approval.
Jones estimated then that the council would have indi-
rect control of more than $20 million in state and local pro-
Appointed by the Cabinet Tuesday were Nenna
(Oller) O'Sullivan and nine others.
The law creating the councils states that the lay mem-
bers shall comprise no less than 51 percent of each council's
voting membership.
White said the governor appointed all 10 lay members
as voting members.
The Tampa Tribune,
Friday, March 9, 1984

Types of Homeowners Insurance

Q. Is there more than one type of homeowners insur-
ance policy? E.B., Pembroke Pines
A. Homeowners insurance coverage is available in six
different types of policies. Four types provide coverage for
houseowners, and two additional types of policies are avail-
able for condominium unit owners and people who rent
houses or apartments.
Each policy is designated "HO," for "homeowners,"
along with a numerical prefix.
The HO-1 policy covers the following losses: wind-
storm or hail; theft; explosion; glass breakage; riot or civil
commotion; smoke damage (other than from a fireplace);
fire or lightning; sinkhole-caused damage; vandalism or
malicious mischief; and damage from vehicles and air-
The HO-2 policy insures against all perils covered by
the HO-1 plus: building collapse; falling objects; weight of
ice, snow or sleet; burning or bursting of steam or hot
water heating systems or air conditioning systems; smoke
damage (including that from a fireplace); freezing of, or
accidental discharge of, water or steam from within plumb-
ing, heating or air-conditioning systems or domestic
appliances; and sudden and accidental damage from
artificially generated electrical current.
The HO-3 policy covers your personal property (con-
tents) against the same perils as the HO-2 and HO-3. It
also covers your dwelling and other structures against "all
risks," which really means all the causes of loss except for
certain things specifically excluded such as earthquakes,
flood, nuclear hazards, war, and water backed up in sewers
and drains.
The HO-5 policy covers your dwelling, other struc-
tures and personal property against "all risks," except for
certain things specifically excluded such as those cited in
the HO-3.

The HO-4 policy covers the personal property of
renters of houses and apartments against the same perils as
the HO-1 and HO-2.
The HO-6 policy insures the personal property of con-
dominium unit owners against the same perils as the HO-1
and HO-2, but often has restrictions related to a condo-
minium association policy.
In addition to this "property coverage," homeowners
insurance policies pay a certain amount for "additional liv-
ing expenses" or "loss of use" when you have to live away
from home while your "property is being repaired or
restored due to damage caused by an insured peril. The
policies also include personal liability protection and "med-
ical payments" provision.
The Senior Consumer
March 1984

Some Social Security Benefits To Be

For more information on the taxing of social security
benefits and on paying estimated tax, taxpayers may order
Publication 505, "Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax,"
by calling toll-free 1-800-241-3860.

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(See advertisement in this issue)

"Red" Townsend, left, engineer, now of Ocala; Harry Pearl,
another engineer, now of Ocala; Ralph Curies, tugboat captain in
the Canal Zone, now of Dunnellon.

'Ditchdiggers' Group Holds Annual
By Michael Rabben
WALDENA LAKE They call themselves the
"Ditchdiggers," former residents, workers and natives of
the Panama Canal Zone, as they assembled at Waldena
Lake for their annual convocation recently. The lake is
about 15 miles east of Ocala on SR 40.
They came from all over. While most were from
Ocala, some came from Citrus Springs, Dunnellon, Lees-
burg and one from Silver Spring, Maryland.
There was a general hub-bub with reminiscing and
inquiries as to what each is doing, how's your health, what
are your grandchildren doing and such.
The big event was the food. The cookout produced
several Hispanic goodies such as those they ate in the Canal
Zone. There was yucca, arroz and empanadas to be
The stories of what these people did in the zone
ranged from engineers, safety engineer, mule operator (the
locomotives that pulled the ships thru the locks), job esti-
mator to tugboat captain.
Retirement is compulsory at age 64. One man just
retired on March 2 and came up from the zone to the
reunion. His son came down to the meeting from Illinois to
visit with his parents. He enjoyed the activities.
Ocala Star Banner

Congressman C.W. Bill Young makes
three changes in his staff
St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-St. Petersburg, has
made several key staff changes in his Washington office.
Long-time chief aide and administrative assistant Douglas
Gregory has been promoted to Young's staff on the House
Appropriations Committee, of which Young is now a rank-
ing member.
Gregory has been replaced by George Cretekos, who
has been directing Young's district office for nine years.
Cretekos will take over Gregory's administrative and man-
agement duties in the Washington office and supervise the
district staff.
Replacing Cretekos in Young's district office will be
Dave Desormeau, a Pinellas Park businessman and long-
time supporter of Young. Pauline Arnold, who has han-
dled complaints and requests from constituents in Young's
St. Petersburg office for 14 years, has been named Young's
legislative correspondent and scheduling assistant.


Ed Bensen

Bensen says he is elated over the response from Man-
atee citizens since he assumed the chairmanship. "Once
they understood the issue, almost everyone I have talked to
has signed the petition and many are taking 10, 50 or 100
forms and gathering signatures," the bearded conser-
vationist says.
In addition to this task, Bensen serves on the board of
directors of the Manatee-Sarasota Fish and Game Associa-
tion, is a member of Florida Wildlife Federation, is a
Mason, a Shriner, an Elk, a member of the National
Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
Bensen is a native Floridian with a common sense
approach to conservation. And with children and
grandchildren living in this state, he has a vested interest in
passing on some of what he enjoyed as a youngster to
succeeding generations.
His bride of better than 30 years, Jeanne, is at his side
and assisting in this vital effort.
Bradenton Herald
March 18, 1984

Bensen will lead drive for signatures.
By Jerry Hill
Herald Outdoor Writer

Ed Bensen, of Oneco, Florida, is the official Manatee
County chairman of the petition drive to remove Florida's
marine resources from political control.
Dr. Robert Barrickman, state chairman of the petition
drive to place the issue on the ballot as a constitutional
amendment in this November's general election, an-
nounced Bensen's appointment this month.
The 55-year-old retired civil service employee moved
here after a series of federal positions in the Panama Canal
Zone. As the son of a former commercial fisherman from
Grant on Florida's Atlantic Coast, Bensen has witnessed
the decline of marine resources over a half century.

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From the "SPILLWAY"

changed from a weekly to a twice-monthly publication.
This action was made necessary as part of the Commission-
wide austerity program implemented in response to a
severe downturn in Canal traffic and tolls. The rates for
renewed or new subscriptions will remain unchanged, but
will entitle you to approximately 52 issues spread over a
two-year period. The change in frequency of this publica-
tion has not diminished its interesting features and articles.
Still a fantastic bargain for 52 issues. Regular mail $6.00;
regular mail for students $4.00 and airmail $19.00. Reg-
ular mail continues to be fairly prompt and the regular mail
fee would seem to be the best bargain. Send check or
money order payable to the Panama Canal Commission to
the Office of Public Affairs, APO, Miami, FL 34011.

Library to discontinue public service

The Panama Canal Commission Library will be wearing
only one hat, retaining its "official services hat" and put-
ting aside permanently its "public services hat." The deci-
sion to eliminate public services at the library in April was
brought about by the need to reduce operating costs Com-
mission wide. The current and projected declines in Pan-
ama Canal revenues, due to decreased Canal traffic, have
caused the Commission to respond immediately with cost-
saving measures.
The library will continue its technical operations for
official business. Its purpose will be to provide the library
information and services needed by the Commission. Pan-
ama Canal Commission employees may conduct official
business using the library's full range of materials and serv-
ices during regular working hours.
In addition, the special collection of library and three-
dimensional materials pertaining to the construction,
maintenance, and operation of the Panama Canal will be
maintained, and all researchers and university-level schol-
ars may continue to use these resources in the library.

Canal bridge under repair

The Gamboa Bridge, which has for a long time been a
matter of concern to those residing and working in the
area, has been under repairs by the Panama Government
Office of Highway and Public Structures Maintenance.
The project calls for the placement of new asphaltic panel
bridge deck protection courses.

Chamber phase of overhaul approaches
halfway mark

There is one down and one to go at Pedro Miguel
Locks. With the overhaul work just about completed in the
east lane, Panama Canal Commission officials are getting
equipment set up for the work in the west lane. In the
meantime, the emphasis is on reducing the backlog that
came about as a result of the outage in the east lane.

Dry season brings bigger bee threat

With the onset of dry season, African honeybee
swarms and nests are becoming more numerous. During
the period from February through April these bees find
weather conditions and food sources (flowering plants and
trees) ideal for producing young and for colonizing new
nesting sites.
Recent attacks by African honeybees have resulted in
several people being sent to the hospital for treatment of
multiple stings. Most victims reported hearing a loud buzz-
ing sound moments before the bees attacked and began
stinging them.
Such unexpected attacks by nesting African bees are
not common but must be considered a possible risk when
persons are involved in outdoor activities. In some
instances, multiple stingings have proved to be life threat-
ening, or even fatal to both humans and animals. Tied or
penned animals are especially at risk.

Anniversary of Reliance circumnaviga-
tion noted
By Oleta Tinnin
In 1912, the Panama Canal tugboat Reliance traveled
about 10,000 miles in 126 days to become the first vessel to
circumnavigate South America.
The jouney began on February 11, when the tugboat
left Cristobal towing three barges that were being taken to
Balboa via Cape Horn to replace worn out French equip-
ment in operation on the Pacific side of the Isthmus.
Arriving in Balboa, the tugboat and barges were put
to work at the Pacific entrance to the Canal. When the
Cucaracha Slide dumped thousands of tons of Culebra hill-
side into the Canal in 1913, they were transferred to the
Culebra (now Gaillard) Cut to help clear it for traffic.

Atlantic Terminals U.S. Reliance undergoing repairs in
drydock after having been floated, July 14, 1917. The Panama
Canal tugboat U.S. "Reliance, "formerly the "M.E. Scully,"
was the first vessel to circumnavigate the continent of South America.

The Reliance was one of the first vessels to go through
the cut in early 1914 after the slide was cleared away.
Ordered to Cristobal drydock for repairs, it locked through
at Gatun on February 1, 1914. Its arrival in Cristobal com-
pleted the trip around South America that had begun
almost two years before.
William Stone, the chief engineer of another Canal
tugboat, the Cocoli, was the first person to circumnavigate
South America. He had been aboard the Reliance during its
journey from Cristobal to Balboa. Returned to regular
duty, he was on the Cocoli when it transited the Canal and
reported to the Cristobal drydock on January 29, 1914, just
three days ahead of the Reliance.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of both circum-
navigations. On hand at the Canal to commemorate the
event was Mr. Stone's son, William Henry Stone, a San
Francisco attorney, who was attending the 50-year reunion
of the Cristobal High School class of 1934.

Hunnicutt measures up to job as senior
By Susan K. Stabler
Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "If you would not be
forgotten ... either write things worth reading or do things
worth writing." Eva Hunnicutt, who recently became the
first woman in Canal history to be promoted to senior
admeasurer, has done both.
Ms. Hunnicutt's Panama Canal service stretches back
13 years. Previously director of the youth center in Balboa,
she transferred into admeasurement 3 Y2 years ago, beginn-
ing as a boarding officer. "I've always felt a woman could
do anything she wanted to do," she says, confessing that
she enjoys being one of the few women in what has tradi-
tionally been a male profession. Two other women, Carla
Dear and Elizabeth Peschl, are currently admeasurers'

Annual carnival celebrations in Panama
By Roy Naylor
Carnival, as defined by Webster's New Collegiate
Dictionary is "the season or festival of merriment and rev-
elry before Lent."
In the case of Panama's carnival, as well as of the Bra-
zilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Mardi Gras in New
Orleans, the "season" mentioned by Webster are the four
days immediately preceding Ash Wednesday, which marks
the beginning of Lent.
In Panama, the carnival period has three manifesta-
tions. In the popular carnival, celebrated mainly in the
cities of Panama and Colon, the prevailing rhythms are the
Brazilian samba and the Caribbean dance tunes from
Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The typ-
ical native celebration is seen mainly in Chitre, Los Santos,
Las Tablas, Parita, Pedasi and other communities in the
Azuero Peninsula, while the aquatic carnival, in which
floats gracefully parade down the Zarati River, is held in
Because it is a normal work day, not very much takes
place during the first day of carnival. However, tradition
takes over on Sunday, or Pollera Day, which is set aside to
honor the national costume. Monday is reserved for the
street-dancing comparsas, and Tuesday, the final day, is

float day. After watching a colorful parade headed by the
official carlfival queen and her court, most people go danc-
ing until way past midnight and into the early hours of the
following day, when the traditional burial of the sardine
puts an end to the four-day festivity.
Done to a lesser extent in the cities of Panama and
Colon, one of the principal features of carnival in the
Interior is the practice of "mojadera," the tradition of
dousing fellow carnival-goers during the morning hours.
Another is the exploding of fire crackers and the display of
colorful fireworks as the parade of queens and floats makes
its way through the streets at night.

Overhaul nears completion
This year's Panama Canal Commission miter gate
overhaul is rapidly drawing to a close. As water flooded
into the west chamber at Pedro Miguel late last Friday
afternoon, the dry chamber phase of the overhaul came to
an end, while the dry dock phase was completed by the
Industrial Division earlier this week when the four refur-
bished gates were floated to Miraflores Lake. Tentatively
scheduled to begin on March 19, the rehanging of the gates
is about the only major project remaining.

Binational group discusses new status of
Canal library
During a meeting of Panama and Canal-area librar-
ians and other parties concerned with the future status of
the Panama Canal Commission Library, Commission
Deputy Administrator Fernando Manfredo, Jr., recon-
firmed that the library's Panama Canal Collection will
remain in Panama.
The meeting was part of an ongoing consultation
process aimed at clarifying the legitimate concerns of all
parties that will be affected by the closing of the facility to
the general public in April. This and other meetings will
help the Commission determine how it can better respond
to those concerns.
One item under discussion was the availability of the
technical library to university students and researchers. It
was suggested that certain hours be set aside for them to use
library materials in the library facility

Draft on LQA under review
Thefollowing is a portion of a release that was furnished by the
United States Southern Command.
Draft legislation has been prepared by the Depart-
ment of Defense (DOD) to authorize payment of a living
quarters allowance (LQA) to eligible DOD employees in
the Republic of Panama. The proposed legislation has been
cleared with DOD components and is now being reviewed
by the Office of Manpower and Budget (OMB). DOD has
requested that OMB expedite their review so the proposed
legislation can be sent to the U.S. Congress as early as pos-
The purpose of the proposed legislation is to amend
section 1217(d) of the Panama Canal Act of 1979, which
implemented the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 between
the United States and the Republic of Panama, to author-
ize the Department of Defense to pay a living quarters
allowance to employees who were transferred to DOD as a
result of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 or to those who

are otherwise determined to be eligible for housing sup-
port. The section currently precludes payment of any of the
overseas differentials and allowances authorized in the
United States Code to any employee whose permanent
duty station is in the Republic of Panama and who is
employed by an agency as defined therein.

New rules of road to govern navigation
at Panama Canal

Amended rules for the prevention of collisions on the
Panama Canal and adjacent waters will be implemented on
April 1. Pilots, towboat masters and others who navigate
on these waters should familiarize themselves with the
amended rules before that date.
To help them, the Panama Canal Commission has
published the new regulations in "Rules for the Prevention
of Collisions," Part III of Title 35 of the Code of Federal
Regulations. Copies have been distributed within the
Commission and to certain other interested organizations,
and additional copies will be available commercially. The
publication presents the amended rules side-by-side with
the corresponding international regulations.

Monument reaches 30-year mark
By Roy Naylor
Of the few monuments erected in the Panama Canal
area, the most impressive is undoubtedly the one that
honors Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals, chairman and
chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission and
governor of The Panama Canal. The monument was
officially inaugurated 30 years ago on March 31, 1954.
Standing at the foot of the 113 steps leading up to the
Administration Building in Balboa Heights, the symbolic
monument is made up of Vermont marble. Its 56-foot-high
shaft representing the Continental Divide rises out of a cir-
cular reflecting pool 65 feet in diameter. The three basins
on each side of the shaft represent the Canal's three sets of
locks, and the water that pours from them symbolizes the
joining of the waters of Gatun Lake with the Pacific and
Atlantic oceans.
Designed by Alfred Shaw of the Chicago-based archi-
tectural and engineering firm of Shaw, Metz and Dolio
with the Panamanian firm of Mendez and Sander as
associate architects, the monument was erected by Con-
structora Martinz of Panama. It was completed in August
The dedication ceremony was a fitting tribute to the
man who came to be known as "the builder of the Panama
Canal." The three-day program included a trip from
Gamboa to Balboa aboard the ferry Presidente Porras, a pic-
nic at Morgan's Garden and a Little League exhibition
game played by grandsons and great-grandsons of
construction-day workers.
Highlights of the dedication ceremony were the
unveiling of the monument by Col. George R. Goethals
and Dr. Thomas R. Goethals, sons of General Goethals,
and a keynote address by Sen. Alexander Wiley, then
chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Other guests included Panama President Jose A. Remon
Cantera, Canal Zone Gov. John S. Seybold and Maurice
H. Thatcher, who had served on the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission under General Goethals.

On April 2, 1984, The Panama Canal Commission
Library converted to a technical library offering limited
reference and research service to legitimate researchers and
Arrangements are being made to have the library's
public library services offered at another community

Espino named financial management
division chief

Abraham E. "Tony" Espino has been appointed chief
of the Data Processing Systems Division effective April 15.
Chief Financial Officer W.D. Bjorseth announces that Mr.
Espino will be the first Panamanian division chief to serve
in the Office of Financial Management.
Mr. Espino began his Canal service in August 1966 as
an operating accountant in the Office of the Comptroller,
where he assisted in the development of a new tolls system.
Promoted in October 1967 to staff accountant, he helped to
determine the early impact of the new Universal Measure-
ment System for tonnage on Panama Canal tolls and to
develop the highly reliable Ship Data Bank computer sys-
tem. These two projects, along with the tolls study assign-
ment, have given Mr. Espino a broad understanding of
Panama Canal financial operations.


New Members

Your Reporter Says.. ...


Just returned from a hectic reunion and am trying to
get the report to Pat in time. My report will be short as we
stayed in Tampa longer than expected because of the sud-
den illness of my sister, Maggie Janssen, who had to be
rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa on the Friday of
the reunion. I am happy to report that Maggie is doing well
and is back in Dothan. She wished to thank those who
called concerned about her and those who helped. God
bless all.
Bill and Mary Gilbert, visiting from Panama, were
guests of Gene and Stella Buonviri and John and Mary
Urey in January. They were on their way back to Panama
after visiting with their son-in-law and daughter and new
granddaughter in Norfolk, VA. Bill is Stella and Mary's
Annabelle Henderson and Ellen Shirer left Dothan
in January for a visit to Annabelle's cousins in Lafayette,
LA. They then left for Houston, TX to visit her niece,
Lois (Johnson) and Don Evett who live in Missouri City,
TX. They spent eight days in Houston. Nora Melanson
hosted them to a Chinese luncheon and Florence Samani-
ego had them for dinner at her home. Lois and Don enter-
tained them at dinner at the Golf and Country Club and
after dinner played bingo. On their way home they spent
two nights in Mobile, AL to play bingo. Needless to say,
they did not win but had a great time.
C.J. and Marge Spiros and son, Rodney, visited the
Panama Canal Zone in February to attend the marriage of
their daughter Nancy Ann to William Patrick Brady, son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Brady of Columbia, S.C.

SP/4 David Highley.

Laurel and Ermin Highley had lots of company this
past year. Their son, David, came home on three week's
leave from Ft. Ord, CA where he was crew chief on
Cobras. He left for Camp Stanley, Korea on October 1st
and shortly after his arrival there was again made crew
chief on the Cobra. They expect SP/4 Highley home this
October. Shortly after Dave's departure, son Fred and
Becky (from Gatun) were here for two weeks. For the
Christmas holidays, they had son Les and his wife Annette
with little Summer and John from Cardenas. Their
daughter Sharon with her two daughters, Jennifer and
Tracy, completed a great Christmas celebration.
Ermin and her sister Virginia Blount (Mobile, AL)
made a trip to see their mother Eunice Willett in
Elizabethtown, KY and had an early birthday celebration
with her.
They are proud of their newest addition to the family
Nicki, Fred and Becky's new daughter. They now
have four granddaughters and one grandson.
After attending the reunion in Tampa, Bea (Monsan-
to) Rhyne, Iris (Dedeaux) Hogan and Honey Fealey
from Kerrville, TX stopped in Dothan and spent a few
days with Elsie and Woody Woodruff. A no-host lunch-
eon was held at the Red Lobster honoring these lovely Tex-
ans. Attending the luncheon were Edna O'Donnell,
Frances O'Sullivan, Marie Bierbaum, Mildred Patton,
Ida Dugas, Mary Rose, Doris Leeser, Wilma Kennerd,
Annabelle Henderson, Edna Kovel, Vera Ryan, Louise
Hunt, Rosemary Anderson, Frances Sampsell, Mary
Mullins, Mary Mallia and Elsie Woodruff. My sister
Maggie and I regret not being able to attend but our
thoughts were with them. After leaving Dothan they were
going to visit Natchez, MS and other cities in Mississippi.
Those of you who remember Sister Jane who used to
work at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Balboa, St. Vincent
in Panama, and Sacred Heart in Ancon will be interested
in knowing that Sister and Cecilia Maisel (former nurse at
Gorgas Hospital) spent a few days in Dothan with George
and Jean Fears. They were very happy to see old friends.
A no-host luncheon was held at the Garland House for
The Panama Canal Society of Dothan held their
scheduled meeting on March 1st at the Olympia Spa after a
most delicious luncheon. The president, Jim Riley, spoke
on his trip to Panama and the many changes that have
taken place. Our annual picnic will be held May 9th at
White Oak Creek Park, Eufaula, AL.
Eddie and I attended the first police reunion in Tam-
pa and we were so happy to see old friends. What amazed
me was the fact that most of all of them were very happy in
their new jobs and homes here in the USA. The transition
was very easy, I am very happy to report. I was especially
happy to see Jan Flud, ex-neighbor and co-worker who is
now living in Daytona Beach. Jan and Ed looked wonder-
ful. I hope this will become a yearly event.
Last but not least, I wish to thank Anna Collins, Vic
May, Pat Beall for the lovely luncheon extended to the
reporters on Thursday of the reunion. God bless you all.
Catherine Filo
Reporter (205) 794-0145

The Reunion in Florida has lured away many of our
northwest Arkansas residents. Among them are Dorothy
and Bruce Sanders, Kathleen and Red Huffman, Jean
and Jack Corliss, Maxine and Dick Reinhold, and Alice
and Red Nail.
Joan Corliss reports that she has taken a part-time
job with Stitt Energy Systems and loves it as she can set her
own working hours.
Maxine and Dick Reinhold are taking advantage of
Eastern Airlines "Get Up and Go" Passport. They already
have gone to Cleveland, Ohio and the Bahamas plus the
Reunion in Florida.
Mike and Pat Mika, sons of Mike and Catherine
Mika, placed third and fifth respectively at the U.S. Olym-
pic Judo trials in Colorado Springs, CO. Both have
brought home bronze medals in recent competitions. Mike
took the bronze medal at the Montreal Canada Cup while
Pat won a bronze medal at the Pan American Trials and
the National Sports Festival. Pat is an attorney with
Tegtmier and Sears of Colorado Springs and Mike is
employed by the Wal-Mart store in Palestine, TX.
We welcome to our area, newcomer Dorothy Risse,
who retired from Gorgas DOD in January. Dorothy is
biding her time in a motel awaiting the completion of a new
Jerry and Harold Harp report that Jerry's mother,
Vera Hagler, formerly of Idaho, is now making her home
with them.
Polly Michaelis considers herself fortunate in escap-
ing a spell of snowy weather and frigid temperatures in
January when she took off for three weeks in Panama
where she enjoyed a reunion with her sister-in-law,
Christa Typaldos. Christa, formerly of California, has
remarried and will make her home in Chile. Before return-
ing home, Polly stopped in Houston for a visit with her
children, Charmain and Gregory Michaelis and Irene
Michaelis Snyder and their families. The visit was made
more enjoyable by her family celebrating her birthday dur-
ing her visit. Meanwhile back in Arkansas, John suffered
what he termed "a major catastrophe" in the break of a
gas line to his house, thus losing heat and water.
Addie Colclasure is proud of her grandson, Freddy
Colclasure, who has been elected vice-president of the Cre-
ative Computer Club of Rogers High School.
Dolores and Bill Jarvis spent almost a month in Flor-
ida in February. They attended the 9th Annual AOAI
(Amateur Organists Association International) four-day
Convention and Florida Organ Extravaganza at the Omni
Hotel in Miami. They took a cruise to Freeport in the
Bahamas, visited their son Jeff, for three days in Ft.
Lauderdale, spent two days with Frances and George
Ateek of St. Petersburg, had lunch with Florence Mallet
of Dunedin, visited Dolores' nephew Chuck and family of
Indian Rocks Beach. They also spent two days with Bill's
brother and wife in Jacksonville. The highlight of the organ
convention was the appearance and concert of Ethel Smith
who is 84 years young. She played "Tico, Tico" to a stan-
ding ovation.
Carl Newhard proudly reports that his grand-
daughter Linda has been elected president of her class at
Cottey College in Nevada, MO. Linda is the daughter of
Karen and Bruce Newhard of Battle Creek, MI. Carl is
enjoying a visit from Linda and friends over the Easter

Also enjoying an Easter holiday visit from her family
is Virginia Favorite. Ginny Lynn (Favorite) and Don
Neidt and sons Tod and Sean with daughter Michele
came from Skidmore, MO.
Evelyn Engelke's sister Frances drove to Bentonville
and took Evelyn back to Illinois with her to enjoy the Easter
holidays together.
Charlotte and Bill McCue flew to Phoenix, AZ, and
had a nice visit with their niece Susan Balcer Burdette and
family. Susan is the daughter of Betty and Bud Balcer.
Don't forget the Northwest Arkansas Zonians' picnic
to be held on June 17 at Agri Park, Fayetteville, from 11:00
a.m. Bring table service and a food dish of your choice. See
you there!
Etta Fay Terrell
Acting Reporter

Theo Hallin, as chaperone for the UARKETTS
(24-member singing group from the University of Arkan-
sas) has returned from their European trip of two weeks.
Their first stop was in Frankfort, Germany where they
gave a concert. That was followed by concerts in Luxem-
bourg; Brussells, Belgium; Dusseldorf and Bonn, Ger-
many; after which they had a visit to Rotterdam, Holland.
From there they took a ferry across the North Sea and
landed at Kingston on Hull, going by bus then to Edin-
burgh, Scotland where they were most warmly welcomed
and gave another concert. From there the group went to
London for three days, then flew back to New York, and
hence home again to Arkansas. Theo reports that her very
favorite viewing was of the Cathedral at Cologne. She
remarks that it is absolutely "unbelievable."
Dick and Mary Condon were pleased the latter part
of March when old friends, Jerry and "Pete" Schill
(retired Conductor-Yard Master for the Panama Railroad)
stopped by for a visit on their way to visit their daughter,
Karen, who lives in California. The Schills live in
Crestline, Ohio, and have two daughters, Karen and Deb-
bie. We totally agree with the Condons it is great to see
ol' Zonians again and again!
Tom and Georgette Robertson are happy to hear that
their son-in-law, Bernie Malquit, of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
has been advanced to full Colonel.
Mildred Higgins
Reporter pro tem


Annual Business Luncheon

Our Annual Business Luncheon was held at the
Country Club in Mission Viejo, California, on Sunday,
March 4, 1984. The Invocation was given by our Chap-
lain, Robert Leroy Dill, and the Pledge of Allegiance was
led by Conrad Horine, who then conducted the business
of the meeting. He welcomed our new members and
guests. Former Zonians attending one of our luncheons for
the first time were Victor and Frances (Talavera) Enyart
of Huntington Beach, CA; Louise LaChapelle, cousin of
Ellen Johnson; and Vincent and Dottie (Sanders) Ridge
of Center Valley, PA.

David Leroy Smith, President Emeritus and Nom-
inating Committee Chairman, asked members to join him
in thanking the officers who served so willingly during this
past year. He then presented the slate for 1984-85:

Vice President
Newsletter Editor
President Emeritus

Conrad S. Horine
David C. Hollowell
Joan Ridge deGrummond
Sheila Gilbert Bolke
Robert Leroy Dill
Adele Argo
David Leroy Smith

Robert K. Morris, Jr., moved that the slate be
accepted as presented. The motion was seconded and
unanimously approved.
Francis Fitzpatrick, President, PCSSC, 1974-78,
donated a few cases of beer for door prizes. Ken Stone dis-
played the various types of colors of shirts he had ordered,
which have the Seal of the Canal Zone Isthmus of Panama,
and these sold very well. Ken will be taking a large supply
of these shirts to sell at the Florida Reunion, April 11-14.
Members were pleased to be able to purchase the coffee
mugs with the seal of our Southern California Society.
These were furnished by David Hollowell.
Our members and guests get a kick out of the suspense
and winning prizes, and we appreciate your participation
in our ticket sales at the luncheons. This "50-50 Loteria"
was initiated several years ago at one of our luncheons by
Estrella de la Pena, member, whereby 50% of the
proceeds of sales would go to our treasury a real boon to
help with our expenses. Our "50 -50 Loteria" winners
1st Frances Enyart
2nd Dorothy Hayward
3rd Betsy Allen Kane
4th Aileene Smith Hoyle
5th Frances Enyart
Door Prizes Sketches by Lynda Geyer of Miami,
1st Vince Ridge "Cuna Girl"
2nd Vic Enyart "Old Panama"
3rd Warren Pitman "Tamborito"
4th Kathleen Steiner Bennett "Parakeets"

Door Prizes 1983 (that's right, 1983) Balboa Union
Church Calendars:
Jean de la Pena, Ed Lang and Chick Daniel.
"Cerveza" winners were Jean Townsend and Vince
There was also a lucky person at each table who won
the pretty, green centerpieces in the St. Patrick's Day
theme. These prizes were furnished by Thelma and David
Conrad Horine engaged "The Sounds of Heritage,"
a choral group of 5 young women and 4 young men, to
sing for us. The group attends Christian Heritage College,
a 4-yr. liberal arts school in El Cajon, CA. (One of the
young ladies, Rene Turner, lived in the Canal Zone many
years ago with her family, when her mother was a teacher
at Cocoli Elementary School.) Their repertoire was com-
posed of several religious and patriotic songs a most
inspiring program, and very well received. The group
tours nationally every year.
Joan R. deGrummond
Laguna Hills, CA

Business. Luncheon Attendance Total: 91

Allen: Bill & Dot (Hoffman)
Guests: Dennis .& Betsy (Allen) Kane
Argo, Emmett & Adele
G: Kathryn Argo Molinaro
Grace Argo Allen
David Allen
Laurie Allen
Bennett, Kathleen (Steiner)
Booth, Kenneth & Josephine
Brayton, Don & Gladys (Wertz)
Browder, Ed & Marie
Brown, Grace (Birkeland)
Clay, Jack
Cotton, Art & Dorothy (Wertz)
Daniel, Chick & Murel
de la Pena, Moises & Jean
deGrummond, Jack & Joan (Ridge)
G: Vince & Dottie (Sanders) Ridge
Fred & Jean (Sanders) Heller
Victor & Frances (Talavera) Enyart
Dill, Robert LeRoy & Rosa
G: Grace Hutson
Drew, John D.
Drew, John W. & Esther
Fitzpatrick, Francis
G: Frank & Patty Fitzpatrick
Hammond, Mary (Acker)
Hayward, Dorothy
Hollowell, David & Thelma
Horine, Conrad & Norma
Hoyle, Aileene Smith
Irving, Joseph & Vera Grace
Johnson, Ellen (Greenleaf)
G: Louise LaChapelle
Lucille Smith
Kaufer, Norine (Hall)
G: Nancy (Kaufer) & Martin Lanfranco
Kline, Paul
Lang, Edmund
Morris, Jr., Robert K.
Morse, Warren & Fern
Phillips, Noble & Marion (Hutchison)
Pitman, Warren & Barbara (Haskell)
Price, Mary
G: Betty Price
Janice Iten
Marge Campbell
Carrie Ebert
Reccia, Millie
G: Joanne (Reccia) Mays and
son, Jeff Mays
Rice, Marion (Snyder)
Ridge, Rocky & Reeta
Seedborg, Hedvig
G: Elizabeth Kling
Seiler, Florence (Berude)
G: Dr. Harold Nelson
Smith, David LeRoy
Spreuer, William & Olga (Sissie Roe)
Standish, Christian & Ethel
Stone, Ken & Celine
Townsend, Jeanne (O'Brien)
Will, Rita (Laurie)
Wimmer, Edith

Bill & Eileen (Cryan) Finken, BHS'40, were sorry
to miss our luncheon. Her brother, Frank Cryan, suffered
a stroke the day before. Eileen and her sister, Mary
(Cryan) Lade, are making daily visits to be with Frank,
who is at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, CA.
Mary's husband, Bill Lade, passed away on December 27,
1983. Eileen's happy news is that their first grandchild is
expected in June in Fresno!
Marjorie French's son, Jay French, CHS '61, and
his wife, Diane (Sparks), BHS '63, have moved recently
from Boulder City, NV, to Fountain Valley, and sons,
Frank, 13, Mike, 12, and Bill French, age 10. Their son,
John Gough, just returned from Korea and will be sta-
tioned in Colorado Springs, CO. Jay is employed with
U.S. Customs in Long Beach. Their address is 16525 Oak
Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.
Letty and Eddie Moore, BHS '40, 226 E. Maple
Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245, hope to be at our June 3rd
picnic in Long Beach. Polly and Howard Moore, BHS
'40, enjoyed a cruise last October through the Panama
Canal. They have just now retired from AiResearch Mfg.
Co., Torrance Div.
Dottie and Vince Ridge, BHS '37, have been "on
the road again" with Dottie's sister and brother-in-law,
Jean and Fred Heller of Allentown. They toured EPCOT,
Disney World, St. Augustine, FL, where they visited Pat
and Jo Ridge; in New Orleans they saw his sister,
Margaret Coffey and son, Richard (a sophomore at
UNO); in Kerrville, TX, visited Julie (Wilson) Ridge and
family, Cathey, Don & Damian Adams; also saw
"Pappy" Grier and other Canal Zone friends there. After
taking in the sights and seeing Canal Zone friends in San
Diego, they visited daughter, Nancy, and hubby, Darryl
McCullough in El Toro; Vince's sister, Joan, and hus-
band, Jack deGrummond, in Laguna Hills; Joan's son,
Steve Cartotto in North Hollywood, and daughter, Tina
(Cartotto) and husband, Michael Ressa, and their boys,
Vinnie and Stephen. They really enjoyed seeing so many
of their Canal Zone friends at the PCSSC luncheon, along
with cousin, "Rocky" (Larry) Ridge, BHS '37, and his
wife, REETA, of Redlands. During their week in this area,
they toured all this area, seeing the Crystal Cathedral, the
Queen Mary, the Spruce Goose, Knott's Berry Farm,
Universal Studios, and had a picnic on a beautiful, sunny
day at Dana Point Marina.
Evelyn, BHS '41 and Warren Wood were guests of
honor at a party given recently by their daughters, Claudia
Raber, Lynda and Cynthia Wood at the Raber's home in
Sun Valley, CA. Evelyn and Warren then left for their new
home in Pine Mountain Lodge area, just north of Gorman.
Just after settling in, they flew to Ireland, where they would
meet Lynda and Cynthia for a month's vacation.

From Bob and Millie Provost ....

Another fabulous trip on a boat full of Bajuns with
a great steel band. They all swore up and down that I was
"h'an h'island buoy." Otherwise, how could I ever know
that one never "h'eats the strings h'on de banana for dose
strings will wrap h'around da hart h'and will kill you
mon!" What really got them is when I asked where I could
buy some "root" mix since I was getting to be "h'an h'ole
man." To make a great trip short, my wife's cousin's hus-
band retired in January and wanted to take his first cruise
ever and would we go along. It ended up with the four of us
in Miami at the Marriott waiting to catch the Sun Viking for

two great weeks on the Caribbean. Adventures started
right away. We dropped into "Jennifer's" for dinner and
the maitre d' was the spitting image of Capt. Steuben on
the "Love Boat." Turns out he doubled for him and
actually played in one episode as his twin brother. Needless
to say, we had a ball.
The following day we boarded the Sun Viking and
sailed off that P.M. We hit Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Curacao,
Caracas, Barbados, Martinique, St. Maartin, San Juan
and St. Thomas and did in all the sights and side trips.
Some highlights were as follows: Got a bottle of "root" mix
and half-dozen Guayaberra shirts in Curacao @ $4.95
each; bit twice by a mad parrot in Caracas while feeding a
huge beautiful macaw which fed ever so gently from one's
fingers; got lost in Barbados coming back to the ship the
road had an insidious fork; got quite a buzz on 151 proof
rum on a Kon Tiki raft trip in Martinique; had 3 "Ice
Teas" in San Juan and wondered why they were so good
- 4 ozs. booze in each wow! no wonder we all rode
back to the ship in a taxi; and finally St. Thomas where I
made a fantastic discovery 5-Star Barbencour Rum
from Haiti they finally have started to export this fab-
ulous premium rum! and of course I'd be remiss in not
mentioning I won a dance contest on board and sitting at
the Captain's table.
Then it was back to Miami where we all flew up to St.
Petersburg to my condo there for a week and then on to the
It was great to see all the old friends once again, and of
course Lucho! We flew back Sunday and as I sit here and
pen this, I'm pinching myself to see if it wasn't all a dream.
It wasn't, for as I write I'm listening to some Lucho tapes
and we'll have Lucho with us on our June 3 Southern Cal-
ifornia Picnic. Until then hasta la pasta!

From Adele and Emmett Argo ....

Our daughter Grace Allen and her two children of
high school age were here in Southern California for a
10-day visit during Spring Break from Beaumont, Texas.
They attended the March 4 luncheon along with our older
daughter Kay from Hemet. Kay had some great news to
share. It's a girl! Sarah Nicole born to Tom and Ann
Moore of Warrenton, VA on March 18. She is the grand-
daughter of John and Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro of
Hemet, CA and the great-granddaughter of Emmett and
Adele Argo of Laguna Hills, Ca.

Bernard A. Law was appointed Archbishop of Bos-
ton, Massachusetts, in early February 1984. He had
recently served as Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau,
Missouri. "Bernie" attended Balboa High School in the
late 1940's. His father, who was then manager of Tocumen
Airport in Panama, was a well-known WWI aviator. News
received from Rev. Michael Cody, 533 Third Avenue
West, #900, Seattle, WA 98119.
Sheila Bolke
Reporter (415) 284-5227



Those in attendance at our 3rd annual banquet at the
Ramada Inn at 1-70 and Kipling were: Bertha-Jane
(Becker) and Milton E. Law, Donna (Dickson) Hud-
son, Steve and Marge (Bliss) Stephenson, Catherine
(McIntire) Spafford, Roberta Mulvihill, Gretchen and
Don Jacobson, Jose and Donna Johnson, Jim and Alice
(Ward) Wier, Bette (Farrell) and Buckeye Swearingen,
Margie (Rathgaber) Ruoffguest from Houston, Texas,
Ray and Helen (Edwards) Magan, Barbara (Geddes)
and Ray Shaw, Margaret (Meigs) and Bob Molloy,
Penny (Pennington) Graham, Roy and Gladys Graham,
and Dave "Dabby" Dickson.
Door prizes were won by: Donna Marie Johnson -
San Blas Picture; Buckeye Swearingen CZ Matches
Notepad; Barbara Shaw Panamanian (Chiriqui) Olla.
The following officers were elected for 1984:
Jose Miguel Johnson President
Ray Shaw Vice President
B.J. Law Secretary/Treasurer
Penny Graham Reporter
Our summer picnic will be a weekend affair from
August 10-12. It will be held at the High Country Inn in
Winter Park. Rates for a double room are $39/person and
this includes 3 meals. Children in the same room are $15.
What a deal! You can call direct for reservations toll free
1-800-528-1234. Please mention the Panama Canal
Society when making reservations or call Ray and Barbara
Shaw (303) 696-7387. We're looking forward to seeing
some of you out-of-staters. We have a hay ride, barbecue
dinner, and a fantastic Sunday champagne brunch lined up
at the Mary Jane Ski Resort as a few of our activities.
Barbara (Geddes) and Ray Shaw, had a wonderful
time in Panama and Peru in February visiting old friends
and seeing new sights. They stayed at the Pension
Suescum, hosted by Ann and Antonio Suescum, and
agree this is the best hospitality to be found in Panama.
Barbara got to meet her lovely new sister-in-law, Barbara,
married to Bob Geddes from Gamboa and her son, Tony.
They also got to spend time with such special friends as
Barbara and Jack Sanders, Maruja Charles, and Lucia
and Roger Toledano. Peru was spectacular, highlighted by
climbing Huayna Pichu, the mountain adjacent to Machu
Pichu, but the trip was cut short due to a nationwide
railroad strike. On the way home, they stopped to visit Bar-
bara's parents, Rob and Florrie Geddes in Ocala, and her
sister, Pat and Bud Risberg in Titusville, Florida. Barbara
and Pat made an all-day affair at EPCOT and were the last
car in the parking lot to leave. Ray is now back to work and
Barbara is job hunting following her graduation from the
University of Colorado in December with a degree in
Information Systems.
Dr. Daniel Jones, wife Pam and sons Chris and Ben
left Alaska in February. Dan was resident Veterinary Med-
ical Officer for the state.
They visited mom and dad, (Bob Snowflake), and
Marcia Jones, in Fort Collins for two weeks. Then they
left for Bogota, Colombia, where Dan will spend two years
with the Foreign Service.
The Swearingens had a great Christmas get-together.
Helen, my mother-in-law, from Winter Park, Florida,
and Paul, Debbie, and Brandon, were here from Hous-
ton. Lee Swearingen went to Florida, and on to Panama,
for a tropical Christmas.

Richard Swearingen and family Back row, L to R: Beth
(Farrel), Debbie (Carey), Helen, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother). Front row, L to R: Richard (Buckeye), Paul
and Brandon, Jody, Lee.

The Mile Council on Alcoholism has announced the
Community Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented
to Donna Hudson, April 24, 1984. Donna has been a vol-
unteer and trainer of volunteers for speaking in elementary
and secondary schools on the use and abuse of alcohol and
other drugs. Donna also works with senior citizens regard-
ing prescription drugs. She also teaches cake decorating in
a Home Ec. class.
Donna and Fred are going to Reno, May 7-14, for the
Golden West Trap Shoot.
Penny Pennington Graham
Reporter (303) 985-5307



January 29, 1984. While here in Panama I have seen
some other Stateside folks that came down for the holidays.
Among those were: Roger and Vi Deakins, at the Candle-
light Service at the Balboa Union Church on Christmas
Eve; Mary Hanna and Toby Bittel; Bill and Dot Benny
from Dothan, Ala.; Barney and Betty Forgeson with Bev
Dilfer at El Valle, and Willie Allen at the PX with his
daughter, Betty Ann Hanson.
While here, I have been playing the tourist and have
been to Coronado where I spent New Year's Eve with my
daughter June and her husband, Davis Stevenson, and
their two children, Lori Stevenson Snow and her hus-
band, Virgil both visiting from Atlanta, Ga., and my
other granddaughter, Adriane Rowley, who just turned 11
years old.
The second week of January, I went to the Volcan
where we stayed in Bambito, R. de P. at the home of Vera
and John Hanna. With me were June and Davis, and
while there, we saw Father Bill Baldwin, Bruna Butz
(who is 93 years old and still going strong) and Victor Herr
with his lovely new wife, Mary Ann Taylor from Bou-
quete, R. de P. We spent a week at this lovely home, using
the fireplace every night to warm up. We also ate fresh

"Skip" Rowley, and mother, Sara Rowley in Pedro Miguel
Locks during overhaul.

trout, along with tons of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Upon our return to Panama, I met up with a few
more people: Leroy Wilson and his wife from St.
Petersburg, Johnny Catenzaro, Judy Walford Wheeler
and Lee Hunnicut all still residing in Panama.
See you upon my return, sometime in February ....

Beverly Rowley in Pedro Miguel Locks.

April 24, 1984. Well, it's over, all the excitement of
seeing all our friends and neighbors at the Reunion of '84.
My daughter June Stevenson came up from Panama for
the occasion as she enjoyed the one last year so much she
said she wanted to come to all from now on. She enjoyed
especially her class reunion of 1954, seeing all her many
classmates. Grace Carey had our classmates of 1932-33 as
her guests when they left the hotel after four super days.

They were Agnes Jamke from Tenafly, N.J.; Eleanor and
August Schwindeman from Ramsey, N.J.; Wilma Kirk-
patrick from Rochester, N.Y.; Bill and Mary Michaelsen
from Croton-on-the-Hudson; Sibby Hallen from Boynton
Beach, Fla.; and Fred Mead from Dothan, Ala.
Margaret (Marge) Shipley and her daughter Julia
Shaffer are busy with their new ceramic business Julmar
Creations. They make beautiful Pollera and Montuno
couples. Julia is recovering from major surgery and is look-
ing forward to moving into their new home at 2974 Amable
Lane, Clearwater, with her husband and two delightful
The James W. Morris family of Clearwater, had their
daughter Cory with her daughter Jamie Lynn of Hon-
olulu as their guest. She will be with them until August
when her husband arrives back to the mainland for dis-
charge. He is 2nd Class Petty Officer Lennie Wheeler.
And for the first time in five years Michael Morris from
Houston, Texas and his brother John, who is a student at
St. Petersburg Jr. College, were together with the family.
Al and Marie Dube had as their guest their son Fred-
rick with his wife Bonnie and son Brian from Homestead,
Fla. Agnes Burns (Dube) also enjoyed having her son
Timothy and wife Elfriede with their young son Frank as
their guest for the Reunion.
Ralph and Naomi Frangioni were delighted to have
their daughter Kay with her husband Jerry Pierce and
Jerry's mother Alice join them all for the events. The
Pierces are from Graniteville, S.C. I'm sorry I missed see-
ing Alice; it's been many a year since we have seen each
other. Kay has been elected Vice President of the Panama
Canal Society of Aiken, S.C.
Betty Snow has had her family with her during these
days of fun and frolic, her sister Doris and husband
Neilsen Etchberger with son Tom, who came from
Russelville, Arkansas to be with the family. The Et-
chbergers came from Dothan, Alabama. Bev and Buddy
Williams from Balboa with their son Paul who came from
Atlanta, Ga. Another nephew, Bruce Chan from Norman,
Oaklahoma also joined them. They all spent the four days
with Betty at the Reunion in Tampa and have been her
houseguests for a few days since. Betty had a lovely all-
Panamanian dinner at her home on the 17th for everyone
including Grace Carey, as her guest, knowing how Grace
likes all such goodies.
Sara Rowley
Reporter (813) 531-7339


Sarasota has had the pleasure of many visitors, and
the Annual Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion in
Tampa brought additional friends to the area.
Mac and Snookie McCullough's family members
have been together for a little reunion, namely Snookie's
sister, Louise Heim Saum of St. Petersburg Beach, FL
and another sister, Jeanne Heim Kalandar, with her
daughter, Karen Albertson and young son of Vancouver,
WA and the hosts' son, Tom McCullough an Electrical
Engineer working with the U.S. Navy in Madrid, Spain.
Another guest was Betty Marshall of Kerrville, TX who
was attending her first Pan Canal Reunion. She had also
been visiting Jeanne Sanders in Inverness and Nell Hick-
man in Clearwater.

Tom and Barbara Peterson entertained her cousin,
Ginger Moriarity and daughter of Long Island, N.Y.
Mrs. Jay Cain entertained at a Wine and Cheese
Party to introduce her cousins, Tom and Lenore Putnam
of Willingboro, NJ and their daughter Cathy, and hus-
band, Dennis Eibe from Great Falls, MT during their two
week's visit.
Madge Hall had a luncheon honoring Fronie Fender
of Bradenton and her house guest Lottie Tinnin of Grand
Cane, LA and for Mrs. Raymond (Vera) Hills and her
sister, Lillian Sanders of Bradenton.
Isabel "Toodles" (Warren) Setzer of Sun City, FL
had Jean Dennis Herbert and her sister, Josephine Den-
nis Konover of Trenton, NJ for a week's visit after the
Reunion to enjoy the many activities in our Sarasota area.
Mary Orr had as her house guest Mrs. Allen (Juyn)
Krumm of Albuquerque, NM who was the guest of honor
at several functions during her visit.
Tom and Lorna Hughes of Deer Park, TX came for
the Reunion and Tom's 30th Cristobal High School Class
Reunion and spent several days with his parents Bill and
Myrtle Hughes.
Rae and Joe Ebdon enjoyed many visitors both
before and after the Reunion; her nephew Bruce Newhard
and his wife Karen of Battle Creek, MI and Leo and
Charlotte Cagley of Des Moines, Ia. were early visitors.
Truman and Betsy Hoenke and Jack and Jean Dom-
browsky of Hendersonville, NC remained after the Reu-
nion. Jack and Jean were also guests of Jim and Edna
The George Roths enjoyed a visit with Earl and
Maxine Wrenn of Springdale, AR.
Fred and Bev Ebdon had as their houseguests,
Howard and Arleen Osborne of Nashua, NH and as
R.V. owners, they were able to take several outings and
trips together. Bev's mother, Mrs. Verniece Moody of
Tampa, FL also spent a week in their lovely home.
Betsy Noonan enjoyed a visit by her brother-in-law
and sister, Hayward and Katherine Ruckles and their
daughter Teresa Ruckles of Baltimore, MD, who spent
much time at the beach.
Judy (McLain) Feintuch of Atlanta, GA attended
her first Panama Canal Reunion and enjoyed dancing to
Lucho and seeing many classmates and friends. After the
Reunion her mother, Mrs. John (Gladys) McLain
accompanied her daughter to Atlanta for a visit with Judy
and her husband, Yossi.
Bill and Marion DeVore of Windmill Village in
Sarasota had an "Open House" for friends and former
classmates to visit with their houseguests, Lee and Minnie
(Kleefkens) Kariger of Sequim, WA before the Reunion.
Marion Greene had her annual mini-reunion and
coffee at which many of the above visitors attended.
Nellree Berger of Signal Mountain, TN, who was the
guest of the Allen K. Millers, sang "The Holy City" and
the hostess' favorite hymn "In The Garden" which was
most appropriate for the Easter season, and was enjoyed by
Following the reunion, Curtis and Emily Bliss of
Rockledge, FL entertained as houseguests, Fern Horine
Dabill of Phoenix, AZ; her sister, Emily Horine Brooks
of Lutz, FL and their brother, Conrad Horine and wife,
Norma, of Bonita, CA where they visited Cape Canaveral
and other points of interest in the area before returning to
their homes. This is the first time Curtis had seen Fern
since he left the Canal Zone in 1934.

Curtis Bliss and Fern Horine Dabill.

While at the Bliss residence, Fern and Curtis recreat-
ed the marble game after 49 years. That was the last time
Fern Horine Dabill and Curtis Bliss, (known as "Bennie")
were in Cristobal, C.Z. together where they played the
marble game with Bill Forsstrom, Bill Hoverter, Philip
Briscoe and Jimmy Coman, behind the New Cristobal
Playshed. Bennie, the youngest son of Gerald D. Bliss,
Jr., postmaster at Cristobal 1905 to 1934, left the Isthmus
in 1934 to live with his parents in Miami, FL. After serving
in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during WW II
and schooling in Miami, he moved to the Cape Canaveral
Missile Test Center where he retired in March 1982 after
31 years of government service.
Fern Dabill, CHS '39 attended college in the U.S.
with intermittent returns to the Canal Zone and a year's
service in the U.S. Navy during WW II, following
discharge from the U.S. Navy enlisted in the Naval
Reserve and later transferred to the Army Reserves. She
returned to graduate from UCLA and then attended
Physical Therapy School in Los Angeles and later earned
her master's degree in Business from the University of
Southern California. She continues to be active in sports
and still works as a Physical Therapist.
Elizabeth Carter, BHS '77, daughter of Sarah Bar-
field Cohn and granddaughter of LeRoy and Doris Bar-
field of Clermont, FL, attended her first reunion with her
mother. She graduated from the University of South Flor-
ida, Tampa and is continuing at the University working on
her master's degree in Sociology. Elizabeth spent last sum-
mer in Mexico working with the handicapped children and
expects to be certified in Spanish Language Education.
Gladys Humphrey
Reporter (813) 955-1900

St. Petersburg

My last report told of the terrific car accident in which
I wound up in the hospital for a week. Most of my report
was from some of my wonderful friends. Bless them. Now I
am well over most of the results and am back on the job.
Happy to report that Gertrude Pearson is also doing well.
We were very lucky. My address has changed and I hope
the new one will be in this issue of the Record.

Julia McKenzie had a bad fall resulting in a fracture
in her upper right arm. As a result she will be in St. An-
thony's Hospital here in St. Petersburg for at least six
weeks. We all surely wish her a quick and complete recov-
On April 6 a surprise Baby Shower was given by the
Brown Baggers at the home of Al and Dorothy Pate for
Mother-to-be Sandy May Robinson. An unexpected visit
from Eastern Onion "Singing Telegram" was none other
than Juli Grennell, daughter of Barbara Grennell,
granddaughter of Joe and Mildred Hickey. Juli delivered
a singing telegram cleverly arranged for Sandy and hus-
band Tom who are expecting their first in June. Games
were played and many lovely prizes were awarded. After a
delicious luncheon, Sandy received many beautiful and
useful gifts. Those in attendance besides the hostess Dottie
(Wolf) Pate was Sandy's mother, June (Hamilton) May;
Aunts Betty (Hambelton) Morris and Vonna (Hambel-
ton) Huldtquist; Cousins Marie (Cicero) Morris and
Cori (Morris) Wheeler; Also Cassie Starke, Mary
(Bradney) Egolf, Marge (Harrington) Foster; Shirley
(Harrington) Boswell, Muriel (Holmelin) Whitman,
Jean (Holmelin) Kirk, Gini Starke, Jane (Starke)
Koch, Jay Cain, Gladys McLain, Allena Kelly, Isabelle
Gibson, Mildred Hickey, Dorothy Yocum, Mary Orr,
Grace (Jones) Cary, Vera Jones, Ruth Powell, Olga
Disharoon, Grace Williams, Chris Phelps, Jane (Pres-
ley) Huldtquist, Dorothy (Jordan) Herrington, Agnes
(Tonneson) Jamke and Marie Wolf. Sandy was a very
surprised and happy Mother-to-be. Incidentally,we were
joined by Victor May, Tom Robinson and Al Pate.
Alton and Vera Jones were delighted to have Alton's
brother and sister-in-law Luther F. and Essie Jones as
house guests for a while and to have them enjoy the
Panama Canal Society Reunion with them. On the Sun-
day following the Reunion they also took part in the Teach-
er's Brunch prepared by Vera when she was hostess for
Gene and Faye Hamlin, of Carthage, North Carolina,
Herb and Mary (Mehl) Taake, Grady and Margaret
Hardison, of McMinnville, Oregon, Harry Jones, Julian
and Des Hearne and several other family friends.
I was so happy a few weeks ago to receive a phone call
from my cousin Laverne Rose and his wife Ula who were
visiting the Holmelins here in St. Petersburg from their
home in Ojai, California. They have travelled across coun-
try in their house-trailer and made a tour of Florida Keys.
This had been a long-time dream of his. They returned in
time to attend the Reunion and I had a grand visit with
them before they started for home again.
Al and Dottie Pate entertained Laverne and Ula
Rose, Fred and Jean Kirk, John and Muriel Whitman,
Tom and Ginger (Huff) Egger, Pauline Holmelin and
Marie Wolf. A delightful evening was enjoyed as Fred en-
tertained the group with organ music and dancing was en-
thusiatically entered into by all. Tom and Ginger Egger
were house guests of the Pates.
Fred and Jean (Holmelin) Kirk have returned to
their home in Springfield, Ohio after visiting with their
mother, Pauline Holmelin and sisters Muriel Whitman,
and Frances Haile and their families. Jean and Fred plan
to return to St. Petersburg in December.
I know that there are a lot of things going on around
here that your friends would like to know about. I cannot
write it unless you let me know about it. Please do not wait
until the last minute as all of this has to be in the hands of
the printer a full month before issue, and the Editor has a

lot to do before it ever gets to the printer.
The Canal Zone Past Matron's Association of Florida
entertained at the annual Reunion Luncheon with forty
Canal Zone Past Matrons and thirty guests in attendance.
The meeting was conducted by Mrs. Dorothy Yocum, the
President of our group and we were thrilled with the beaut-
iful voice of Mrs. Nellree Berger, Past Matron, as she sang
for us. We had a very delicious luncheon and too much fun
talking to old friends for too much business. But we did
manage to elect officers for the coming term. Namely Rae
Ebdon, President, Gladys McLain, Vice President, and
Grace Williams, Secretary-Treasurer. Those in atten-
dance for this meeting were: Frances Sampsell, Olga
Holmes, Kathleen Priest, Nellree Berger, Maxine
Wrenn, Tommy Roth, Jo Freudigmann, Minnie
Kariger, Dorothy Pate, Marie Wolf, Dorothy Yocum,
Vera Jones, Essie Jones, Mildred Sutherland, Martha
Griffith, Netta Bruce, Grace Williams, Rae Ebdon,
Mary Orr, Annette Fields, Honey Bergman Fealey, Iris
Dedeaux Hogan, Bea Monsanto Rhyne, Marion
Greene, Ethel Askew, Gladys McLain, Fronie Fender
Lottie Tinnen, Ann Pennock, Dorothy Nichols, Geor-
gia Howard, Billie Beaty, Edith Jones, Louise Bissell,
Louise Barnes, Naomi Frangioni, Kay Pierce, Alice
Pierce, Mina Dee, Natalie Warren, Maybelle Walker,
Elizabeth Stabler, Gladys Conley, Lucille Abernathy,
Louise Pustis, Jay Cain, June May, Virginia Starke,
Fern Morse, Elsa Bailey, Frances Orvis, Jean Dom-
browsky, Barbara Peterson, Eleanor Buehler, Kay Mil-
ler, Vivian Corn, Marie Phillips, Dorothy Bryant,
MaryBelle Hicks, Gladys Knalp, Lucy Thompson,
Margaret Hollowell, Gretchen Warren, Dorothy Everson,
Frances Gilley, Mrs. Wills, Dorothy Hamlin and last but
not least, Carolyn Dillon who came the farthest, all the
way from Panama.
Grace Williams
Reporter (813) 526-7294


Ed and Ellie Husum ventured out of Tallahassee to
spend a week with their son Gregory in Ft. Worth, Texas
and while there, visited with former Canal Zone policeman
Dick Armon and his wife, Bunny, and Johnnie Roach.
They then proceeded on to Albuquerque, New Mexico to
visit with daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Clary
and their daughter, Darien who is 5 years old. Ed and
Ellie walked into their home as Karen was walking out to
deliver a baby girl Anne Catherine, 9 lbs. 4 oz., 21"
long on February 18, 1984. Their grandchildren count is at
6 presently. They visited with a former Cardenas resident,
Terry Blog who worked with Ellie at the Canal Zone
Council, Boy Scouts of America in the 1960's. Terry is
working for Legal Aid in Albuquerque.
John Victor Brown, the Governor's "beat" police-
man dropped by for a visit. John is involved in many
worthwhile activities for this fair city.
Karen completed her master's degree in archeology at
the University of New Mexico last August. The other nine
Husums are Janet Herrington and son, Keith, 5 years old
of Tallahassee, Fla. who is working for the Bureau of Pris-
ons; Eddie is a lay missionary in Costa Rica; Maureen is a
nurse in Berkeley, Calif.; Lorraine Allen is a Salary and
Wage Analyst in Tallahassee; John is a machinist in Balboa

A gathering of "Pedro Miguel"friends. Tampa reunion ... April
1984. Left to Right: Vera Hatchett Fort Valley, GA, Jo
Dunning Tampa, FL, Etta Leisy Montgomery, AL,
Vivian (Corn) Flowers Port Orange, FL.

BHS 1950 Classmates. ... At the Tampa Reunion, April 1984.
Left Edna (Curles) Cooley. Right -Joan (Powell) Arndt,
Crystal Lake, Ill.

and is married to the former Susan McIlvaine. They are
parents of twin girls, Rebekah and Catherine, and to
Jason, 5 months old; Raymond is an insurance salesman
for J.C. Penney and attending college at Santa Maria,
Calif.; George, Mike and Mary are working and attend-
ing Florida State University and Community College,
This concludes the Husum Clan annual report for
Newcomers to Tallahassee Mr. and Mrs. Grady
and Eugenia Bing. Eugenia is a former educator and
Grady was superintendent of the La Boca Printing Plant.
They reside in Killearn Acres. "Welcome," you all!
John (Bill) Schmidt
Reporter (904) 893-4969

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Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve of Metairie receiv-
ed a surprise visit from Audrey Bowman of Balboa and
her mother, Edna Benoit, of Metairie, in March. Edna
has been visiting in Panama since shortly before Christmas
and Audrey was seeing her home. They both looked in the
best of health and spirits. One would never guess that Edna
is in her 80s. During the Christmas season the Dinkgreves
got an update on Lutheran activities from the Zone that
they'd like to share. The Rev. Robert Gussick and his wife
Ruth now reside in San Diego, Calif., after he retired as
executive director of the Lutheran Border Concerns
Ministry. He remains as its literature consultant. This
ministry works with people along the Mexican-California
border. The Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Meyer live in Virginia
Beach, Va., and he is at a church in Norfolk. The Rev. and
Mrs. Carl Bretscher live in St. Louis, Mo., where he does
social work and is now currently active as a minister. The
Rev. and Mrs. Fred Illick live in Accident, Md., and he is
minister of a Lutheran church there. He was a vicar on the
Zone around 1958. Another vicar who came the year after
Fred is living in Korea. The Rev. Hilbert "George"
Riemer and his wife and daughters live in Seoul. Both
daughters were born in Korea and the older is now attend-
ing her first year of college in the U.S. The Dinkgreves also
received a card from Violet P. Freder who worked for
many years on the Atlantic Side, mainly for the Electrical
Division. She has now moved back to Long Beach, Calif.,
from Denver.
Rusty Folger, New Orleans, has made the move to a
larger apartment with a lease-purchase arrangement. In
January she took a seven-day cruise to St. Thomas, Puerto
Rico and Puerto Plata a week of complete pampering,
lucky girl! On the way back to New Orleans, she spent four
days in Kissimmee, Fla., with Carolyn and Bob Johnson.
In June she's expecting her third grandchild congratula-
tions, Rusty!
Tim Garber, New Orleans, reports that Carnival was
a success once again in the Crescent City for the Zone
crowd. His sisters, Jane and Alison, came over from
Tallahassee, bringing Sue Kelleher with them. They had
one of those famous Louisiana crawfish boils over at John
Davison's and Ralph Baraza's house. Andy Norval and
his bride, Nancy, with his younger brother, Charles, were
there. The Finmam brothers, Joe and Dave, couldn't
make it, nor could George Fryer. Maybe next year?

Mrs. Clara Smart Perrin, Walker, La., on her 90th birthday.

Happy news comes from the piney woods around
Walker when Ann Gerhardt wrote of the 90th birthday
celebration for her sister, Clara Smart Perrin, on April 18.
She resided in the Zone in the early 1900s with her hus-
band, John. Both their children were born in Gorgas. Mrs.
Perrin was postmistress at France Field Air Base before
returning to the States. During WWII she was an airplane
spotter for the federal government. Later she was a librar-
ian in Livingston and postmistress at Doyle. Her working
career began at the tender age of 15 when she went to work
in her father's office. He was the sheriff of Livingston Par-
ish for many years.
There was more than one reunion in April for the
Goughs of Marrero. Kathleen was reunited with a sister
she had not seen for 30 years. Bessie Cooke arrived for a
visit with Kathleen, Isabel and Beryl. Another sister,
Nora, is in California. The Florida Reunion was attended
by John R. Gough II, who came up from Panama. He
also visited his parents and old friends in New Orleans,
including Tom Mallia. Grandson John, III, has returned
from Korea and is now stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.
Granddaughter Linda Lee Gough is coming for the sum-
mer and after high school hopes to train as a chef. Jona-
than Green and his mother plan to visit the Goughs in late
summer enroute to the World's Fair. John, Sr., keeps busy
in his garden and in judging educational fair exhibits and
projects at the local schools.


A reunion of three sisters: Mrs. Isabel A. Breaux, Mrs.
Kathleen Gough and Mrs. Bessie Cooke, taken at the Gough
home in Marrero, La.

The Greggs of Mandeville and family made it home
safely after a mighty fine time at the Reunion. They would
like to see the Society go back to the beach in Clearwater,
but other than that thought everyone did a super job for the
best-yet Reunion. Marian, Gene and young Gene drove
over as did Lynn and Clayton, while Gail flew in from
Denver and Laura from New Orleans. Gene played golf
with Paul Karst, Bill Allen and Larry Jones and got a
ride to the game with the Wainos and Deaton after old pals
Budreau and Coulthard slept late. Rube Seidman and
Lil hope to get to Louisiana in May for a visit. Others they
visited with were Hula Crouch, Georgia and gang;
Charlie Cooper who gave Gene some of the best rum and
beer he's ever drank; Rollie Manes; Jim Palumbo up
from Panama just for the Reunion; Bob and Elba Parker
and young Bob; Marian's old nursing friends. Marian
says Mrs. McNamee was a gem to fix it all up for the
meeting. Activities among the Greggs: Laura is assistant
teaching at LSU and working on an M.A. and going to
Europe for the summer. Nancy is working in New Orleans

and going to Delgado. Gail and Bob are in Denver and
going to Fort Rucker, Ala., in July. Lynn, Clayton,
Carlye, Rayne and Hayley are doctoring in Zachary.
Young Gene is back at football practice. Poss and Gloria
Parker hope to visit the Greggs on their way to the World's
Fair and Gene is looking forward to passing some time with
his old pal Casanova upon his return from a trip to
Joann and Richard Haugen, who were in Metairie,
have moved back to California and are now at home at 740
W. Southgate, Fullerton, CA 92632. Joann really enjoys
working in her large yard in the lovely California weather
- much different from Louisiana.
Nick and Jennifer Jackson write from Lafayette
enclosing a picture of their new son, Robert Sean Jackson,
who was born Feb. 22. Jennifer's labor was short and nat-
ural. Robert weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 1/2"
long. He is their second child. Nathaniel, 12, is of the age
and inclination to help Mommy and Daddy out with the
new baby. The Jacksons say they waited so long for Robert
that they feel he just as easily was not born but came
instead directly from Heaven on a beam of light. The name
Sean means "gracious gift of God."
Dr. Robert C. McIlhenny, La. State University Sys-
tem radiation safety officer, conducted a five-hour radia-
tion safety indoctrination sequence for University
employees and students in February. This sequence is a
minimum requirement for individuals to qualify for work
with radioactive materials and radiation sources at LSU.
Bob's younger brother, David, was in our BHS Class of
Patt Foster Roberson
Reporter (601) 268-8848

Pete Baas, Pass Christian, returned in March from
an exciting trip to the South Atlantic and Brazil. He fin-
ished an oceanographic survey along the Ivory Coast and
spent three wonderful days in Paris before returning to
work in Mississippi.
With spring in the air John Boswell over on Lake
Serene is running his tractor, getting the yard back in shape
after the winter season, and building a concrete ramp for
his boat. He and Catherine received a surprise phone call
out of the blue in early April from C.P. "Joe" and
Blanche Ellis. They had been good friends on the Zone
from 1942-47 where Joe had worked first with the Mechan-
ical Division in Balboa, then with Locks in Gatun. Back in
the states the Ellises raised chincillas for several years and
are now retired and at home at 6003 Woodbridge Road,
Charlotte, N.C. 28212.
Judy Carnright in Braxton writes that she's heard via
Angle Reiley in New York that Dotty Lametrie Crouch
is sick and in a nursing home in Little Rock, Ark. Dotty
was one of our Colon Hospital nurses. Judy is enjoying her
flowering yard these balmy spring days and feeding the
wild birds, but has been thinking about moving to a smaller
place, perhaps in Jackson nearer her family.
Claira Chisolm in Union has been spending the
beautiful spring weather digging in the yard and working
her flowers. Roger bought six go-carts so the grandchildren
and parents alike have been having fun racing. By now the
garden has been planted with tomatoes, peppers, onions,
Brussels sprouts, raspberries and strawberries. In mid-
April they had a call from Red and Yvonne Barnes of

Piano, Texas, who will be over for a few days when school
is out. John and Catherine Boswell of Hattiesburg were
also recent visitors. A news update tells us that Claira is
currently very busy nursing grandchildren, all down with
the chicken pox.
A card has just been received from Claire Hart, 3475
Chestnut Ave., Vineland, N.J. 08360, that her father,
Robert A. Sheppard of Pascagoula died on March 22.
Mr. Sheppard worked on the Atlantic side and was a
member of the Cristobal Elks. No additional information is
known at this time.
We were delighted to receive an early morning call
from Hattie Laird in Ocean Springs announcing that the
Lairds and the Cassibrys were once again organizing a no-
host picnic to be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, starting at 11
a.m., at the Davis Bayou Campground, Gulf Islands
National Seashore in Ocean Springs. Like last year,
everyone is invited to bring food and drinks and join in the
fun. This campground is fairly new with a fishing pier,
barbeque grills, a boat dock and room for 51 RVs and

Left to right: Beverly and John Fawcett, Mary and Torrence
Sneed, at the Sneed home in Gulfport on New Year's Eve.

Torrence and Mary Sneed of Gulfport enjoyed a
happy visit from John and Beverly Fawcett over the
Christmas holidays, though the weather wasn't too
cooperative. The Fawcetts had taken an excursion on the
Mississippi River out of New Orleans, were the Sneeds col-
lected them in freezing temperatures. Troublesome
weather was soon forgotten back in Gulfport where the
Sneeds hosted a lovely open house honoring the Fawcetts.
Among the ex-Zonian guests were Hugh and Chita
Cassibry, and Duncan and Hattie Laird of Ocean
Springs, and Catherine Darnall of Gulfport (George was
sick that day).
Sandra Roth-Roffy Torrent of Tupelo writes that her
parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roth-Roffey of Fayet-
teville, N.C., vacationed in Hawaii in April, where San-
dra's brother, Tommie is in port. They say it's a nice place
to visit but they wouldn't want to live there. Sandra, who is
a court reporter and has her own legal reporting service in
Tupelo, was graduated from BHS in 1964 and returned to
the States in 1967.
Good friends in New Port Richey, Gret and Bill War-
ren, have wrapped up plans for their summer travels. First
they'll tour Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, then
cruise to Sweden and Norway. After that they'll meet up
with a Florida neighbor who's Swedish and drive with her
over south Sweden and Finland. In July they'll travel down
through Denmark and Germany to the Passion Play at
Oberammergau, then on to tour Switzerland, northern Ita-
ly, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece and end in

Venice. From there they'll fly to New York to visit
daughter Kathy and her husband Jim, and with their
friends, the Falls of New Paltz, N.Y. They expect to return
to Florida about Sept. 10. Another new venture for them
was to join the local chapter of the Good Sam Club which
meets monthly at different parks around Florida. They
enjoyed a recent visit from John and Dorothy Everson
and, or course, couldn't miss having a ball at the Reunion.
They were kind enough to send this reporter a copy of the
Reunion program and brochure much appreciated. It's
always a joy to hear from the Warrens. Bon voyage, folks!
Patt Foster Roberson
(601) 268-8848

North Carolina

The Panama Canal Society of Western North
Carolina had a luncheon on April 3. We were pleased to
have a special guest Richard (Pat) Beall, our Editor.
Others attending were: Linnea and Ron Angermuller,
"Peanut" Howe Bonner, Gene Clary, Jean and Jack
Dombrowsky, Betty and Bill Dunning, Ruth andLouie
Everson, Betsy and Truman Hoenke, Carmen and
Charlie Howe, Antoinette and Maenner Huff, Norma
Irvin, Florence Kelley, Dorothy Muldoon, Agnes
Patino, Elizabeth Quintero, Alice Roche, Marguerite
and John Runck, Eugenie Sanders, Eugenia Sawyer,
Ruth and Pete Sawyer, and Ruth Tillman.
Our next get-together will be the annual picnic at
Lake Julian on Friday, July 27, at noon in Pavilion No. 1.
If you are in the area, bring your picnic lunch and join us.
We are happy to welcome as new members Betty and
Bill Dunning. The Dunnings came to Hendersonville in
the middle of March and were houseguests of Linnea and
Ron Angermuller. They are now in an apartment and are
Jean and Jean Dombrowsky went to the reunion,
stopping on the way to visit Reba and "Higgy" Higgin-
botham in Jacksonville. After the reunion, they went to
Sarasota to see Rae and Joe Ebdon and Edna and Joe
Million. They spent some time with their son, Dale, and
his family in Lakeland and then on to Fairhope, Ala., to
visit with Lillian and Dick Abell.
Lillian and Bob Van Wagner spent three months at
Imperial Point, Largo, Fla., after New Year's. While they
were there, Marguerite and John Runck went down for a
Norma, Sam, Sam, Jr., and John Irvin and
Elizabeth Quintero went to Charlottesville, Va., for the
wedding of Tom Irvin and Karen Zahnow on April 14.
Norma, Sam and Elizabeth went on to Williamsburg,
Va., for two days before returning home. Then Elizabeth
went to Miami to attend the funeral services for Mae
Cross, who died on Easter Sunday.
Betty Bentz's son Allan, and his wife, Ann, from
Stonington, Conn., spent the Easter weekend with her.
Betsy and Truman Hoenke were in Florida for ten
days in April. They went to Boca Raton to visit with their
son, Roger, who transferred from IBM in Vermont to that
area in March. Then they went on to Sarasota where they
were guests of Rae and Joe Ebdon and saw many of their
friends there. They leave on the 26th of April for the sum-
mer in Vermont.

Ruth and Ernest Zelnick went to Atlanta, Ga., for a
four day weekend in April to meet their son, Paul, his wife,
Jan, and two children. The Zelnicks will leave on the 10th
of May for Vermont, stopping in Simsbury, Conn., to
spend Mother's Day weekend with their daughter, Carol
Richmond and her family.
Betty and Paul Runnestrand from Winter Park,
Fla., spent ten days with me in April.
Alice H. Roche
(704) 692-2127


After visiting my father, Fred W. Bradley, who was
not well, I phoned some of the Record members of Tucson,
Arizona. I spoke with Ted Englebright, Dr. Glines, and
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Middleton.
Ted Englebright sounded very cheerful and men-
tioned that his visitors for that evening were to be Nancy
Crooks and Bill Willoughby. Bill is the son of Fred and
the late Ida Willoughby of Ala. He is a Missile Engineer
from Redstone Arsenal, Ala. and was in Tucson on
Dr. Charles Glines, (retired pediatrician Gorgas),
was suffering from back trouble and didn't stray too far
from home. He spoke of the "good days of the Zone";
mentioned names of doctors he worked with, and that Dr.
Hirschl was retired and living in the Phoenix area. He had
a visit from Henry Sommerfreund, former owner of Mer-
curios Jewelry Store in Panama. Mr. Sommerfreund had
retired, sold both stores and now is traveling and visiting in
the USA & abroad. He, too, was in town for the annual
Gem and Mineral Show, which I had missed by one
Kenneth Middleton, had helped set up the Gem &
Mineral Show and hosted Mr. Sommerfreund during his
visit in Tucson. At the show he saw and talked with Bill
Carver of Fla. Kenneth was preparing for a fishing trip to
San Carlos, Mexico. During the course of our conversation
on fishing, he mentioned that the Corbina is the same as
the White Sea Bass. (Where to get White Sea Bass?) Mrs.
Middleton, last November, had a marvelous trip. She
went on a ten-day culinary tour in Hong Kong. Their
daughter, Valerie M. Ramey and husband are Ph.D
students at Stanford. Valerie works for the Hoover Institu-
tion as a Graduate Researcher.
I tried to phone David and Dora McIlhenny before
going towards Green Valley, but didn't have the right
phone number. After purchasing my usual amount of
shelled pecans, I stopped by their new home in Green
Valley. You guessed it, they were out. Sorry to have missed
them, maybe next trip.
My guide and I drove to Ft. Huachuca, and headed
for the museum but wouldn't you believe it it was
closed! Neither of us remembered it was a holiday. Couple
of evenings we met with Ed Napoleon who was in Tucson
for Spring Training.
Marcy and Steven Napoleon flew to Tucson to join
Ed for a week's visit during school spring break. She visited
her Granddad, Fred Bradley, and found him well and in
good spirits. I was most happy to hear he had improved
since my visit.

Grady and Margaret Hardison are readying
themselves for the drive to the Florida Reunion.
A phone call from Roy Boggs who wanted to know
about the Florida Reunion and whether there would be
anyone he'd know after a 45 year absence from the Zone. I
assured him that he would definitely run into someone he
would know, also that he would have a wonderful time. He
couldn't make the last one as he had a heart attack and
underwent triple bypass surgery. Roy also plans to attend
the NW Reunion this year at Camano Island, Washington,
on August 4. Come one come all.
I received letters from Bill Russon, Blanche Browne,
Doris Etchberger and Jeanne Stough. All, but Doris,
referred to the school picture (Dec. Record issue), giving
me the names of those I missed. They are, in first row,
after Blanch Adler, Laura Urban (Army), Scotty Browne
(Army). Second row after Tom Bender, Marguerite
Brown (Army) and Margaret Enright.
Doris Etchberger enclosed a photo of Alan and
Natalia (Bender) Broderick, on the Wall in China.
Natalia is the sister of Tom Bender. She and her husband
are travel agents in Sun City, Arizona.

Alan and Natalia (Bender) Broderick on the Great Wall of

Jeanne Stough enclosed a photo of the reunion of
"the five remaining Sullivans of Incubator Road (Barneby
St.) in Balboa." The reunion was held at Mary Young's
home on Camano Island, Wa., last October. She also
wrote and I quote: "I find myself giving away to Pat Beall
many treasured old photos, but once they are published I
feel like I still have them. If he socks them away in a file
instead, I shall have a bone to pick with him. Pat is doing a
fantastic job and I don't envy him. My time has come -
I'm going to the reunion in St. Pete." Unquote.

L to R: Eleanor (Sullivan) Wainstein, Virginia; Margaret S.
McMillan, Hawaii; Jimmy Sullivan, Califonia; Nancy Sul-
livan (?), California, Mary S. Young, Camano Island, Wash.

Jack Bunker informed me his sister-in-law Jeanette
Hamilton, had won a week-long trip to Hawaii, through a
contest sponsored by a local store. She and her husband,
Wayne, are looking forward to their trip in "sunny, dry"
Walter Robison, father of Winnie Towery has been
very ill, spending time in the hospital, and recuperating in
a convalescence home.
Jane Journey, Laura Johnson and Harriet Journey
are flying to Petersburg, Alaska for Harriet's 40th school
reunion in July, for five days. I just learned that Laura
Johnson (Harriet's mother) lived in Petersburg, Alaska for
25 years. During the school break, the three are going to
Ocean Park, Wa., where Jane attended first grade many
years ago.
I heard from Harry Hatch, and he wanted to know if
I was going to be home after August 21. Harry and Gladys
enjoyed their Hawaiian vacation; even got near one of the
volcanoes. Their next trip will be by bus and end in Great
Falls, Montana. They will then fly to Portland, Or., where
I will pick them up for a visit in my area. Will be nice to see
Harry again and meet his wife, Gladys.
Just received another letter from Doris Etchberger
and she wrote that there will be quite a gathering of the
Chan clan at the Fla. Reunion this year. The missing
members will be Harry and Thelma Chan (Panama), Pat
Williams and his family, (Panama) and Irene Chan
(Hawaii). After the reunion, they will gather at the home of
Doris' cousin Josefa, widow of Edward Lloyd Lowe, for a
family reunion in Tampa. A couple of weeks ago Doris
and Neilson went on a trip to Atlanta "Shopping Spree
Tour." While in Atlanta, they met with Paul Williams
(Beverly and Bud Williams' son). Paul has graduated
from college and now living and working in Atlanta. Back
with their tour group, they were met by two "Shoplifters"
(name of shopping guides). One of the girls turned out to
be the daughter-in-law of Bill Hanna, Construction con-
tractor in Panama. Neilson was not alone on this trip, as
Jack Hem also accompanied the ladies on their shopping

That's the news from the Northwest. I know you all
had a grand time at the Annual Reunion, and I wish I, too,
had been there this year.
Martha B. Wood
(206) 694-0536


Isthmian Newsreel

Carnival and dry season filled the months since the
last publication of the Canal Record, and it was a great
issue. As I write this article to get it in before the deadline,
several persons are getting ready for the trip to St. Pete/-
Tampa for the fun-filled days of the reunion. Carnival this
year was the most friendly in the interior. Coronado is get-
ting to be a popular place and the "Water" carnivals are
the "thing" now. Penonome aquatic fun in the province of
Code was visited by many and the traditional water throw-
ing and dancing with the camparsas and the carnival floats
down the Mendoza River was a pretty sight. Of course Las
Tablas was a big celebration and those who went said that
the costumes and "mojadera" was the most fun.
The Class of '34/Cristobal High School had their 50th
reunion on February 2, 3, and 4, 1984 and they had din-
ners, visits to schools, enjoyed sightseeing, shopping and
"comida Panamena." The last day was a remembered
cocktail party held at the Washington Hotel. Cristobal
High School Class of 1934 that attended the reunion was
Anna Mueller Brancone, Elizabeth Hayes Phillips,
Helen Leach Meisinger, Jeanne Lewis Hamilton, Stella
Boggs DeMarr, Mayno Bliss Walker, William Hollo-
well, Charles South, Colin Campbell, Jermiah Gorin,
Carlton Horine and William F. Stone.
By the time this goes to print, I am sure that several
hundred "Transfer-of-Functions" employees that reside in
Panama Canal Commission Housing will terminate. As of
October 1, 1984 U.S. Citizen employees of the PCC will
no longer have Commissary and Exchange (PX) and APO
privileges. Services that will continue will be DODDS
schools, sanitation and medical facilities. I believe that
October 1, will be a great "milestone" in many lives. The
concept of the "core" areas (PCC living in smaller areas -
as the population of PCC grows smaller and moving the
TOF out) in my opinion was not a great idea, it has
disrupted lives too greatly and unnecessarily.
The Balboa Commissary will close its doors on Sep-
tember 30, 1984.
Johnny Hern, the son ofJack and Fran (Yost) Hern
has recently signed a contract to play professional baseball
with the Atlanta Braves. He plans to report to the Braves'
Sarasota Farm team of the Gulf Coast Rookie League in
June 1984. Johnny is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John
F. Fern and Mr. Ted Yost and Mrs. Dorothy Yost all of
Dothan, Alabama. Dino Wilson was also signed and will
be leaving for Sarasota.
News was received from the Chairman of the Sub-
committee on Panama Canal/Outer Continental Shelf,
Carroll Hubbard, (Ky.). The Panama Canal Commis-
sion Authorization bill, H.R. 4900 was reported to the
House on March 26. This bill contained language which
would direct the President to pursue through appropriate
means efforts to continue privileges after September 30,

1984. If efforts are not successful, the authorization bill
authorizes a cost-of-living-allowance and/or other compen-
sation for the employees who will be affected. The bill was
given a one hour, open rule, general debate for its consider-
ation on the floor. There is STILL hope.

Coronado V Annual John Riley Invitational Golf Tournament.
Back row, L to R: Bill Halvosa, John Riley, Bob Morrissey,
George Vass, Ed Donahue, Jim Brook, Rello Winberg, Mike
Carpenter, Jack Hem, Dick Roscoe. Front, L to R: Wendy
Sasso, Pablo Finochetti, Kenny Morris, Robert Will, Dave
Wilder, Bob Best, Willie Holt.

The Coronado AnnualJohn Riley Invitational Golf Tourna-
ment was held in February. Eighteen players, with three
from the U.S., played 72-hole medal play event that was
capped off with an 18-hole Mexican Best Ball tournament.
Mike Carpenter (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) won first place
ant two other visitors were Jim Brooks of Ft. Lauderdale
and Bill Halvosa III of Miami, Fla. Wendy Sasso
recorded the events on film and was named as the "Head
Photographer." The prize presentation ceremony was
coordinated by John Riley and Kenny Morris was the
Master of Ceremonies.
"First Camera" (March) featured the "Killer Bees"
in Panama and aired a pretty good story. They have had
many incidents here, (no deaths of persons) but several
dogs and horses have died from bee stings.

Doug, Kitty, Cheryl, Sharon (Booth) and John Schmidt 3

Douglas and Sharon (Booth) Schmidt were
delighted to have had both his and her parents visit them at
their home in Corozal for three weeks. Ken and Jo Booth
(Mission Viejo, Calif.) spent most of August and John and
Kitty Schmidt were there from March 15 until April 9.
The Schmidts had not visited Panama for eight years,
and were quite surprised with the growth of the city and the
pleasant surroundings. They were looking forward to
eating lots of seafood (lobster, shrimp and corbina) and
were /not disappointed. When they were not enjoying
Panama's fine restaurants, they were treated to gourmet
meals from Sharon's kitchen. She is a fine cook and worked
hard to please everyone. Speaking of good food and pleas-
ant surroundings, the Schmidts are still talking about the
dinner they enjoyed at Bill and Jackie (Ashton) Cofers'
home in Cardenas. Jackie served an outstanding dish of
Arroz con Pollo with all the trimmings, while Bill beamed
with pride over his "manicured" lawn and newly com-
pleted pond and waterfall. It was originally intended for
exotic fish, however, they are having so much fun frolick-
ing in it that the idea may never materialize.
An added treat for the Schmidts was a surprise visit
from old Pedro Miguel friends Lloyd and Jo (Hatchett)
Kent, Pat (Hatchett) Thomas and Jack and Vee (Hat-
chett) MacLaren. As you might surmise, the "good old
days" was the topic of conversation. John spent a lot of
time with Doug seeing new Commission improvements
such as the Marine Traffic Control Center and its Closed
Circuit Television covering the entire Canal. He also
visited Miraflores Locks where he had once worked as a
Control House Operator. Kitty, on the other hand, spent
equal time with Sharon shopping at all the old and new
stores in the area.
Both sets of grandparents were happy to see what a
fine young lady their granddaughter Cheryl has become.
She is now 15 years old and is a student at Balboa High
Sharon, who is a Secretary in the General Services
Bureau and Doug, Staff Assistant, Marine Director's office
were left with many fond memories of their parents' visits
and look forward to many more in the coming years.
Barbara (Geddes) and Raymond Shaw came to
Panama for a great visit. They were the houseguests of
Ann and Antonio Suescum; they also visited with Bob
and Barbara Geddes in Gamboa and Barbara and Jack
Sanders of Diablo. They left Panama to visit Peru and
then returned to Panama for another week's visit. Return-
ed to SNOW and many happy memories of the "coming
home" trip.
Leon Greene (BHS '27) and wife Cecilia report an
interesting trip to Europe this past year.
After a pleasant week in London they left by rail and
ship for Rotterdam to board the river boat up the Rhine
River to Basel, Switzerland. After only a day and two
nights, word was received that the German Government
had denied continuation of the trip due to heavy flooding in
the upper country. Ashore, with their Eurorail Passes they
traveled to Nurenburg, Germany to visit old friends from
Panama. After a pleasant stay there they continued on to
Munich to see the German Flower Show. Again, by the
excellent European rail system, they continued on to
Berchtesgaden, the chief tourist attraction of the eastern
Bavarian Alps, an area famous for their grandiose land-
scapes, and numerous ski lifts and winter sport facilities. It
is above this quaint and picturesque village and valley, in

South Carolina

Thirty members enjoyed our March luncheon
S- meeting which was held at the Western Steer in Aiken.
After much catching up chatter, and food, there was a short
-.. business meeting presided over by President Olga Holmes.
TheJune meeting was tentatively set for the 21st ... at the
Ming Yat Chinese Restaurant in North Augusta, S.C. at
1:00 p.m.
While a number of our members are getting things
together for the trek to the Tampa Reunion, Andy and
Verna Kapinos are packing for a flight to England where
they will visit Robert and Carol Smith (Kapinos) and
family at Bentwater Air Force Base northeast of London.
Their other daughter, Capt. Linda Puchon is taking a six-
week course at the Flight Training School in San Antonio,

Leon and Cecilia Greene visiting Hitler's Eagle's Nest.

the mountains, that Hitler built his "eagle's nest," now a
tourist spot ... photo taken there, shows village below with
surrounding mountains in background. Following that
visit they took a side trip to Salzburg, the biggest tourist
attraction of Austria, after the charming city of Vienna. .
They say this exceptionally beautiful colonial city is sur-
rounded by imposing snow covered mountains. By train
again, they went to Stressa in northern Italy, at the base of
the southern Alps, a major Italian tourist area of Lakes
Maggiore, Como, Garda and Lugano. An unusually : .
beautiful countryside with the Alps as a background. Their
next stop was Florence, Italy, one of the world's greatest art Aiken, S.C. Meeting -- ona Shor, Bill York, Retiring Presi-
cities. Continuing further by rail they went to Perugia, the dent after years i office, "Sis" York, Olga Holmes.
city made famous by their excellent chocolates and
ceramics. It was here that they visited old friends from Pan-
ama in their most unusual 17th century home.
After a pleasant and interesting stay they continued on
to Rome and from there flew back to London and home to
Panama. A most enjoyable and interesting trip.
Everyone that went to the "Reunion" has returned
with good stories and happiness and fun and renewed
friendships. One comment was, they hoped that the next
years' reunion would be held at a hotel on the Beach.
As the year of 1984 closes, there will be a lot of
changes and moves in the old Canal Zone areas. Don't
know if I'll get the next article out by deadline. I'm leaving
to go to my daughter's, Virginia Ann Suescum's gradua-
tion from Mt. Ida College in Boston, and also planning to
visit my parents in Florida and on to visit Sue Knapp
Light in Huntsville, Alabama while my younger son, R. Aiken, S.C. Officers for 1984. Olga Holmes President, Kaye
Antonio Suesum II will attend the "Space Camp" located Stewart Vice-President, Lorna Shore Sec/Treas.
in Huntsville that is sponsored by the United States Space
Program for young interested science students. Peggy and Donald Hutchison's grandson, SN Wally
Ann Wood Suescum Doane is presently aboard the USS Saginaw which has been
Panama Reporter (011-507) 52-3963 cruising off the coast of Norway, Scotland, and Spain. In
March, the Hutchisons enjoyed having Riva and Rodney
Higginbotham of Jacksonville, Fla. for several days.
Kay Pierce went to Clearwater, Fla. for a week in
February to be with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Frangioni, while her mother had cataract sugery and
attended several Masonic and Shrine activities with them.

Kay says she had a "phone.reunion" with Jim Suddaby
who now lives in Syosset, N.Y. and they discussed travel-
ing to Tampa for the reunion. Her husband, Gerald, who
works at DuPont, mentioned that former Canal Zonian,
Florence Hadstate, her mother, and sister also work there
and they were voted "Three Women in Safety" for the
State of South Carolina.
In February, Jim and Eletheer Catron traveled to
Florida Madison, Orlando, EPCOT, and Sebring. In
Madison they visited the Mayor, James Catron, Jr., who
teaches at North Florida Junior College. They also were
able to catch up with their other children, Billy and family
who were at Bay Hills, and Joe and Penny Lotterhos
(Catron) who were attending a lawyers' convention in
Orlando. Ron, Winnie, and Dennis Brome of Miami
visited the Catrons in Aiken the first part of April.
Blanch and Carl Browne are expecting Ruth
Browne Robertson and Norma Stillwell Martin to drive
to the Reunion with them after which they will head to Las
Vegas to meet the Bishops (Sue Ewing). While in Vegas
the men will play in a military golf tournament. On the
return trip there will be visits with friends in San Antonio,
Kerrville, and Houston.
In February, Louis and Ruth Everson of Henderson-
ville, N.C. visited John and Dorothy Everson. Then in
March, while John and Buford Hartley attended a Jester
meeting at Myrtle Beach for three days, Dorothy visited
with Grace Hartley in Columbia.
We hated to lose Hazel and Bud Kilbey when they
moved to Augusta, Ga. the latter part of 1983 and are
sorry to report that Bud passed away in March of this year.
At the memorial service in Aiken, we did get to see Bud
and Hazel's first great-grandchild, a little girl born in
February 1984 granddaughter of Charlotte and
Eddie Mullins.
Another of our members has had open heart surgery
- Dorothy Willenbrock, who went through the pro-
cedure April 3. Susan Wiseman (Willenbrock) arrived
here from St. Petersburg April 2, to stay with her dad while
her mother is in the hospital.
Bill York claims that they then visited the Florida
Keys in February; Sis caught all the fish then he
snagged a mermaid! (A tall tail?)
Trudi Clontz



Visitors to the Hill Country, and Kerrville in par-
ticular, were: Marge (Vanderslice Jones) Rosado, who
was the houseguest of Elizabeth Sudron of San Antonio.
Marge is on an extended tour of New Zealand, Australia,
the Orient, and Europe, expecting to return to her home in
The Ed Kennedys accompanied by his mother,
Charlotte Kennedy, stopped for a visit with Honey
Fealey enroute to their retirement home in Tacoma,

The folks in Kerrville love their home in spite of the
many trips they take. Marion (Orr) Wells is on a trip to
Australia to vist her son Fred and family and to meet her
newest grandchild. Bob Byrd and his wife, Lois, took a
trip to Panama and recommend highly the excursion on the
Explorer. The tour includes a stop in the San Blas, trip
through the Locks, a stop in Taboga, Contadora, the
Bayano and on to the Galapagos before returning to
Honey (Bergman) Fealey, Iris (Dedeaux) Hogan
and Bea (Monsanto) Rhyne left Kerrville, by car, early in
April for the Reunion. Their first stop was at Bob and
Donna Helmrich's home in Slidell, La. An enjoyable time
was spent catching up on the news of mutual friends and
They left Slidell after lunch and arrived at Louis and
Barbara (Egolf) Dedeaux's home in Pensacola, Fla. They
met several friends and neighbors at a brunch hosted by
Barbara and Louis. Ruth and Caleb Clement, Mildred
and Webb Hearne, Eleanor and Clyde Willman and
Charlene James were there. While Iris and Honey toured
Pensacola, Bea spent the afternoon with her family: Albert
and Vi (Stroop) Robinson and Bobbie Ann (Robinson)
and Lowell Bretner. It had been thirty years since they
had seen each other.
The next stop was Tampa and the first day registra-
tion. They immediately entered into all of the activities.
Honey was able to meet her grand nieces (triplets)
Heather, Katie and Natalie and her great nephew B.C.
Carpenter, the children of Bill Carpenter, BHS graduate,
and grandparents Lois (Bergman) and Bob Carpenter of
Phoenix, AZ. What a wonderful time they had. The
organization and planning of the Reunion from begin-
ning to end was exemplary and will be a tough act to
follow. Everyone involved is to be congratulated.
After the Reunion they drove to EPCOT for two days
and nights. Iris' daughter Lois (Richmond) and Charles
Healan with their two sons, Charles and David, joined the
group. Bea says they saw EPCOT with double vision -
through the eyes of the boys and the adults!! After EPCOT
and before leaving Orlando, they were the overnight guests
of Willie and Skippy Hollowell. Gladys (Salterio) and
Bob Turner, Gracie (Salterio) Waltz and husband, Ted
and Alice McGann and Mrs. McGann, recently retired
from the Commission, Jean (Santa Claus) and Doris
Burns were already gathered enjoying the Hollowell's
hospitality when they arrived.
Dothan was the next stop on the itinerary. Elsie and
Woody Woodruff were their hosts. Elsie organized a no-
host luncheon that made it possible to see many other old
The rest of the trip was spent sightseeing in Natchez
and Vicksburg, Miss., Big Sandy, Tyler and Austin, TX.
They were very fortunate weather-wise as the storms were
ahead of them going east and behind them as they drove
west. They covered over three thousand miles in two weeks
and want to thank everyone who helped to make this trip

Nealie Van Siclen has chosen Kerrville to be her
retirement home. She made a few trips to the Hill Country
before she made up her mind to join the "Hill Country
Zonians." Her new address will be: P.O. Box 1377, Kerr-
ville, TX, 78028. Bienvenido Nealie.

- --.a -- -; "


Left to right: Ezra Smith, Anna Lee Young, Ted Young,
Helen Smith, Wade Carter.

Ted and Anna Lee Young were guests of honor at a
dinner and card party given by Helen and Ezra Smith.
Marilyn and Wade Carter joined in the despedida (photo
enclosed). All enjoyed Helen's delicious cooking and fun
time over a poker game. Ted and Anna Lee moved from
Kerrville to their new home in San Antonio in April. Their
new address is: 11103 Whisper Meadow, San Antonio.
They will be missed, but fortunately they are not too far
away, so we will not say "adios," just "hasta la vista."
Ramona and Irish Ireland have moved from Kerr-
ville to Edcouch, Texas 78538. We wish them happiness in
their new home.
Kerrville is proud of its own Marilyn Carter who has
been selected to appear in the 1984 edition of Who's Who
in the South and Southwest. Marilyn has been active in
nursing since her graduation from St. Mary's School of
Nursing. She was chosen "Nurse of the Year" while
employed at the V.A. Hospital in Houston. She was given
Outstanding Job Performance rating in the Canal Zone.
She has been recognized for her work as a photographer,
reporter and founder of several social organizations.
Bea Rhyne
(512) 896-8643

San Antonio

Impossible to collect news I'm still floating in the
euphoric aftermath of my first Panama Canal Reunion. It
was an absolute smash! So many years and so many old
friends from over 40 years ago, and all looking so good.
(Has everyone had a face-lift?) Accompanied by the three
greatest sisters in the world, Marilyn Flynn of Atlanta,
Joanne Farley of St. Louis, and Babe Kessler of Dothan;
they make me laugh, stir up my enthusiasm, and give me
courage. In Tampa it all went too fast and ended too soon.
It is incredible the amount of work that goes into a
three-day reunion for what must have been 2000 people.
My hearfelt thanks to Vic May and the army of Florida
Zonians, done to perfection, running true to form these
descendents of the Builders. And did you see the real,
honest-to-goodness Builder there? I didn't get his name but
he was in his 90's wearing his Teddy Roosevelt Medal,
from California with his new bride! He danced every dance

to Lucho's music. Amazing! To top it all off, a happy
ending: Maggie Janssen is out of the hospital, back home
in Dothan, and well on the road to recovery. Maggie
passed out in the lobby of the hotel from just too much, too
much. That's how exciting it was! My only regret I
didn't see Alan Ford from my BHS Class of '41. Billie
Bowen said he was there with his Dad. I wonder where he
was? Out in the pool area probably.
By the time this is published we will know (?) who won
the presidential election in Panama May 6. You probably
all know that Arnulfo Arias is running again but did you
hear that two of the candidates are running on a platform
to give the Canal back to the United States? Maybe soon
we can all go back and start all over again.
Back to earth in San Antonio and some disappoint-
ments. The Panamanian-American Society here worked
long and hard to bring the Ballet Folklorico to San Antonio
for Fiesta Week. We wanted to show off the gorgeous
polleras and elegant folk dances of Panama. Approval of
IPAT was obtained; Eastern Airlines was to furnish
transportation gratis; Hotel La Mansion del Rio was to
furnish room and board in return for performances at the
hotel. Then money, money, money, namely lack of it!
Eastern could not afford to give the free seats; we could not
afford to buy them, and they didn't come. Oh well, maybe
next year.
Anyone interested in a trip to Panama, call Shirley
Mills, in Atlanta, Tel: 1-800-241-6773. A round trip from
Miami, including air fare and hotel, is $344 for a single.
Longer trip to Panama and Costa Rica is $655. A good
buy, I'm on my way.
With the deadline for this past due, my husband comes
in and announces, "I don't like this Irish Spring Soap! It
makes me have Irish thoughts; makes me look like a
monkey; makes me think of changing my name to Flynn."
Gotta go find him some good soap, shut him up. Thanks
again to all you Zonians in the Florida area; seems like the
best congregated there. The 1984 reunion was inspiring,
rejuvenating, like an ice cold pipa on a hot day.
Jeanne Flynn Stough
(512) 755-4395


Hello from Washington, Maryland and Virginia -
"Cherry Blossom" area! Even though the area was cold
and windy, it still didn't dampen or ruin the area's annual
festivities like the lighting of the Japanese Lantern and
the Cherry Blossom Parade, etc. Now we are "Bunny
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leisy enjoyed a trip to New
Mexico for his 30th reunion at his New Mexico Military
Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Robert's father and
mother, Henry, nicknamed "Coach" will be 88 and Etta
will be 80 next month. Happy Birthday, dear lady. Both
are happy and healthy and living in Montgomery, Ala-
bama. He was the Physical Education Instructor for the
Clubhouse and Playground Division in Pedro Miguel and
Balboa. While living in Pedro Miguel, Etta taught grade
school at Ancon and Cocoli. .. this was around 1927.

A little bit about Robert Leisy and his family. He was
in the Marine Corps, a pilot, at Cherry Point, North Caro-
lina, and met his wife, Dolores in Newborn, N.C. They
enjoyed Okinawa and a trip around the world before set-
tling here in Virginia. They have three children: Colin has
his M.B.A. degree from the University of Central Florida,
and is a stockbroker living in Leesburg, Florida; daughter
Zoe is in college at the Oakton Arts and Crafts in Califor-
nia, and their son, Roy is with an electronic firm outside of
Durham, North Carolina.
While Ruth Diver enjoyed Christmas holidays with
her sister, Dorothy (Diver) and her husband, Mr. Whit-
marsh of Kensington, Maryland, together with their son
... in other words, a family gathering. Now Ruth will be
entertaining the whole group over the Easter holidays.
Ruth lived in Curundu Heights and worked at Quarry
Heights. I enjoyed listening to her stories about the Canal
Zone days.
Larry Mohler of Fairfax, Virginia says he is still
enjoying his hobby that started while living in the Canal
Zone. It's motorcycling! He still travels all around the
countryside in Virginia, Maryland, wherever
anywhere with friends and even enters the races. He
belonged to the motorcycle club called "Coast to Coast"
and remembers the wonderful trips they had riding to
Chorrera, Juan Franco area, and sometimes as far as
Chitre, Boquete, Las Tablas and El Valle. The club met at
the Diablo Clubhouse and about 15-20 would take off, even
during rainy season! Larry says he has also made quite a
few trips to Gorgas Hospital too.
Larry's parents lived in Old Cristobal and Larry went
to Cristobal High School in 1945, then they moved to
Lacona, Rodman Naval Base. Larry would like to have his
"Coast to Coast" club friends know that they are trying to
have a Florida reunion sometime in 1985. The idea has
been initiated and they hope to see many friends. Larry's
telephone number is: 703-378-7148. He is a new Society
member and never knew all this existed news, reports
and reunions! He owns three motorcycles now.
Dan and Cynthia Fiori retired from the Panama
Canal and now live in Alexandria, Virginia. Cynthia used
to work in Amador and now works for Darcom in Alexan-
dria. She is on a TDY assignment now to Cairo, Egypt.
From there, she flies to Germany to visit her daughter, then
both will have a great tour of Belgium, Netherlands and
Rosemary (Millet) Gilead and her daughter,
Kathleen spent about 10 days in the Republic of Panama
in February. Rosemary saw many friends she used to work
with and arranged a big party at the Hotel Continental,
with dining and dancing in the patio full moon, too! It
was a "Noche Tipico" which means native foods galore,
such as tamales, empanadas, yucca, platanos, arroz con-
polio, etc, etc. They had a show of various native dances
and it even included a cockfight! The highlight of their trip
was a relaxed visit for a couple of days at the home of
Christian and Phyllis Gundersen in El Valle. Christian is
a retired pilot and they enjoyed market day swimming
in their pool and swinging in a hammock.
Mrs. Olive (Aanstoos) Ford visited her mother in
Fairfax, Virginia, and also her brother Matt and his fam-
ily. So sorry I wasn't around to lunch with you missed
you again, Olive! Sure hope you were able to visit your
brother Ed in Atlanta.
Your reporter was in Panama in February. Enjoyed a
reunion with classmates a real relaxed "fun-time" with

everyone acting like "loco" kids! Visited Mike and Vicki
Green in Balboa; Dr. and Mrs. Carl Ender of Panama
City, and Dr. and Mrs. Harry Dowell at Santa Rita on the
Atlantic side. The weather was simply gorgeous! Super!
Even the red-bug bites I got were super!!!
In April, I went to Fort Valley, Georgia for a family
reunion with Albert and my sister, Anita Collins. Albert's
brother, Harold (Grover C. Collins) and his wife, Ann of
El Segundo, California drove across country to Fletcher,
North Carolina near Ashville to visit his brother Dee
and Thelma Collins, their son, Gary and his wife also
from N.C. They all drove to Fort Valley to join Albert,
Anita and I for a week's stay. Others were daughter, Alita;
son Mark and his wife, Robin, and their aunt, Rilla. A
beautiful time gobs of talking, eating delicious Southern
food, fishing and picnics on Albert's farm of 600 acres. A
lot of laughs!
Ole! Hasta Luego!
Stella Boggs DeMarr
Reporter (703) 524-6276

The Younger


Well, another reunion has come and gone and, as in
the past, it was enjoyed by everyone who attended! Again
this year there were many members of the "The Younger
Generation" in attendance and it was really great to see
that many of them brought an even younger generation
along! Karen (Jones) and Clifford Gabriel brought
Sarah, Debbie (Carey) and Paul Swearingen brought,
Brandon, Guy and Lesa West had their twins, Albert and
Danielle, in tow, and Wayne West brought his two young
sons to name a few!
It was also fantastic to see that some of the Society's
"Younger Generation" took an interest in the annual busi-
ness meeting which was held on Friday morning. In
attendance were Mike Boswell, George Fryer, Cheryl (Kresge)
and Bill Gillespie, Russell Gillespie, Bob Knick, Dee
LaPorta, Pam (Husband) Leon, Scott Parker and Rod
Snyder (please excuse if I've left anyone out)! Remember
if we, the Younger Generation, do not get interested the
Society will slowly come to an end!
Along with celebrating the Society Reunion this
reporter also celebrated her 10th Annual High School
Reunion! The CHS Class of 1974 got together for a dinner
on Thursday night at Steak n' Ale. The following people
Clifford and Karen (Jone) Gabriel
Alan and Dorothy Cheshire
Charles and Sheryl (Ruoff) Alberga
Paul and Debbie (Carey) Swearingen
Tom and Evelyn (Barraza) Snider
Mike and Maryann (Palmer) Bross
Ted and Beth (Wainio) Deaton
Bill and Cheryl (Kresge) Gillespie

Anne Loyd
Fred Wainio
Danny Minehart
Helena Reed
Pam (Husband) Leon
Jeanne Stanfield and Jeff Duffy
Anne (Norval) Allinder and Jeff Mulbach
Glynn Judge and Primala Beeckman
Jim Valentine and his sister Patty
Tom and Sandy (May) Robinson
Wayne West
Jody Wainio
Joey Finneman
George Fryer
Also in attendance at the Society Reunion but unable
to attend the Class Reunion were Alexis Coleman, John
Alexaitis, Roger Beale and Chris Bensen.
Well, I'm happy to report that since the last issue I
have heard from a few people!
First, Mrs. D. Grier wrote that she is trying to locate
Agnes Reardon. Agnes lived in La Boca and is about 23
years old. If anyone knows her whereabouts please let me
Carol (Baker) Goodwin, from Houston, wroter that
she and her husband, Mike, would not be able to attend
this year's reunion due to the fact that they are expecting
their first child around the middle of May! By now con-
gratulations are in order!
Carol also wrote that her brother, Glen, and his wife,
Diane, had their first baby, a girl named Danielle, on
Thanksgiving Day 1983! The Baker family is sure
Paul Baker, she reports, had been in Acapulco crew-
ing on old clipper ships going to the Cayman Islands.
While in Mexico he was an extra in a pirate movie, so
movie buffs watch for Paul!
Beth Baker is still living in Washington state.
Kathy (Carlisle) Weigle, also from Houston, drop-
ped me a line filled with news. She and Jerry along with
their daughter, Lisa (born Oct. 22) had just returned from
a vacation to Titusville, Fl. where they visited with the
Weigles. While there Jerry went to the motorcycle races in

Daytona where he met up with Mike Bell, Randy Smith,
Pat Manning, Dick Bell and his son Ricky.
Kathy also passed on some information about the
Bloemers. Robert and his wife, Kim, had their first child,
Mathew, on October 27. Barbara (Bloemer) Ellington
was also expecting her 1st child in April '84! Donald is
going to school at North Texas State University.
Kathy wrote that she keeps in touch with Barbara
(Betcher) Barkheim. Barbara lives on a farm, with her
husband and 5 children, in Minnesota. Kathy says she feels
sympathy pains for her everytime she sees snow reports for
that area!
Lastly, Kathy reported that she and Jerry had just
recently attended a going away party for Ellen Scott at
Debbie (Boswell) and Phil Sanders' home. In attendance
were quite a few Zonians; Drake and Colette (Foster)
Carlisle, Mike Boswell, Jim McCarrick, Jim Snider,
Rod Snyder, "Catz" Catzoela, Chuck and Nancy
(Knick) Soukup, Scott Parker, Mac and Sue (Hirons)
Lane, and June (Foster) Trim to name a few!
I really enjoyed hearing from Carol and Kathy and I
thank them both for their news! I just hope more of you will
follow their lead! It's really hard putting together a column
without any news!
Before I close I'd like to bring one item of importance
to your attention! This year, Mr. May, the new Society
President, plans to hold some of the St. Petersburg monthly
meetings on Saturday instead of Friday. This is to give the
Younger Generation and working members of the Society
a chance to attend. If we show no interest, by not attend-
ing, this will probably be discontinued so let's show that we
are interested by giving our support and attending! The
first Saturday meeting will be combined with a luncheon
on August 4 at the Santa Madeira Brown Derby. The
cocktail hour will begin at 11:00 A.M. with lunch at noon
and the meeting beginning at 1:30 P.M. Even if you can't
attend the luncheon try to attend the meeting! Look for
more information and reservation forms in this issue.
Well, until the next issue or the August meeting, I'll
say keep the news coming in!
Sandy Robinson
(813) 535-8681



Dave Furlong announces his engagement to Terry
Hohn of Tampa, Florida.
Dave is the son of Ralph E. Furlong, Chief Inspector,
Construction Management Branch, E & C Bureau, Pan-
ama Canal Commission, and Mrs. Dolly Smith of
Charleston, S.C. He attended Balboa High School and
Canal Zone College, and worked for the Office of the
Youth Advisor to the Governor, 1970-72. Dave is president
and art director of Projections, Inc., a graphic design and
typesetting shop in Tampa.
Terry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mor-
due of Tampa. She is a typesetter for Projections, Inc.
A November wedding is planned.

Robert "Kurby"
Kariger, son of Robert
(Cristobal High, Class of
1951) and Nell Kariger of
Long Beach, California, was
congratulated by the Mayor
of Long Beach for his having
been awarded a $1,000 un-
dergraduate research fel-
Robert "Kurby" Kariger lowship from the University
of California at Irvine.
Kurby is a senior at UCI and plans to enter medical school
in the fall of 1984. He is the grandson of Lee Kariger of
Sequim, Washington and the late Lilybel Kariger. Both
were graduates of Cristobal High, Class of 1929.

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Warden E. (Woody) French, Jr. of Toms River, New Jersey,
graduated from Balboa High School in 1961 and is now a math-
ematics teacher in Brick Memorial High School, N.J. Asbury
Park Press, (N.J.) December 5, 1983


Brick Township It's an award he could have, or
perhaps even should have, won on numerous other occa-
sions. But there are times when victory casts as much of a
shadow as defeat.
For 15 years Woody French has been coaching soccer
in Brick Township, 11 at Brick and the last four at Brick
Consider the fact that his teams have won seven of 10
Ocean County Soccer Tournament championships, five
conference titles, five South Jersey sectional titles, one
Shore Soccer Bowl championship, and have appeared in
three state finals, winning one.
Also consider that he owns a sparkling 223-63-34 rec-
ord and you wonder, as we have, just how Woody French
could be overlooked for so long.
But while his teams are perennially in the limelight,
French, for the most part, is not. That is up until now.
After another glory-filled season, one that consisted of
championships in the Ocean County Tournament, Shore
Soccer Bowl, South Jersey Group III and finally Group
III, Woody French has been named the 1983 Asbury Park
Press Coach of the Year.
Part of the reason French has been overlooked can be
attributed to the fact that French-coached teams are ex-
pected to win and it's more of a surprise when they lose
than when they are victorious.

This season Brick Memorial, which also finished first
in the Press Soccer Poll by collecting all six first place votes,
lost only three times once each to Toms River North,
Toms River South and Jackson, which kept the Mustangs
from making a clean sweeper by winning the Class A South
French first began his coaching career with encour-
agement from former Brick Athletic Director Harold
Handchen and the rest is history. French and his long-time
assistant Rich Finnerty have combined to keep the victories
French recorded his 200th career victory Nov. 20,
1982, when the Mustangs won their second NJISAA South
Jersey Group III title, 4-1 over Toms River South.
"You rarely see Woody get uptight and very seldom
do you see his players argue when a call goes against
them," said Lacey head coach Ed Graichen, who has
watched and coached against French for years.
"When they beat Wayne Hills on Saturday you could
just see the quiet confidence. And I think the faith he has in
his players and assistants just add to his success."
The trademark of a French team has been patience.
This year's Mustang team played patient soccer and
quickly capitalized on the slightest error.
"The mystique he's helped develop helps," Graichen
said. "As much as you try to prepare your kids against
him, you just always have the feeling you're going up
against a superior team."
In the final Press Soccer Poll, the Mustangs outdis-
tanced second-place Toms River North.
Christian Brothers Academy, which held the top spot
in the survey for all but one week, finished third.
Rounding out the rest of the poll is Wall, Howell,
Lacey, Mater Dei, Neptune and Monsignor Donovan.

On 20th May, Sandra Mann Grimes graduated from Eck-
erd College with a BA degree in Human Resources/ Public
Relations. Sandra is the daughter of Ed and Jean Mann
and the granddaughter of Edith Kieswetter, all of St.
Sandra is employed in the Accounting & Finance
offices at Eckerd College.

Congratulations to Mel (Little) Henter on a successful and fun
show season June to October, last summer, on her horse,
"Morning Glory." Included in the ribbons is End of Show
Awards for Reserve Champion of show in which she won four.
It was a lot of fun and exciting to be showing again for Mel.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Calvit of Kerrville, an-
nounce the engagement of their son Tim to Mary Ann
Marts of Corpus Christi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George A. Marts of Corpus Christi.
Tim was graduated from Balboa High School, Canal
Zone, served in the U.S. Army, graduated from Texas
State Technical Institute, Waco and is now attending Tex-
as A & M for his engineering degree.
Mary Ann graduated from Flour Bluff High School,
Corpus Christi, now attending Texas A & M, studying
marketing. The couple plan a July wedding. They plan to
spend their honeymoon in Panama, returning to live at
1711-B Trinity Place, College Station, Texas 77840.

Our congratulations also to Ted Henter on placing 4th in the first
National Blind Water Skiing Championships held in Cypress
Gardens, Florida, in October 1983. Ted plans to compete in this
year's championships and to win!

Jean Dough Judge
Jean Dough Judge has been installed as President of
The Tampa Bay Area Credit Women for 1984-85. She also
serves on the Board of Directors of The National Associa-
tion of Credit Management, Florida Gulfcoast Unit. A
1949 graduate of Cristobal High School, Jean has been
employed by Kodiak Metal Service, Inc. since 1980 as
Administrative Assistant and Credit Manager. As Presi-
dent of the Credit Women she will represent the group at
the National Credit Congress in Hawaii and the All South
Conference in Dallas in October. The Tampa Group will
host the 1985 Southeast Credit Conference in Tampa in
Jean is the daughter of Estelle M. Dough of Sarasota
and the late Mr. Glenn C. Dough.

Lt. Carol DaBill was sworn in the United States Army by her
mother, Lt. Col. Fern DaBill, USAR, at the US Army Reserve
Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Lt. DaBill reported for active duty at Ft.
Sam Houston, Texas. Upon completion of the Officer Basic Course
she will begin her graduate studies at the Health Services Academy, as
a physical therapist in the Army University of Baylor's Masters Pro-
gram. In addition to being a member of the ROAL, Arizona Club,
Carol is also a Life Member of ROA. She was presented with a life
membership in ROA, giving her a dual role in ROA/ROAL, the
same as her mother.

Congratulations are extended to Mrs. Inez (Berg) Clark
and her family. She is the Deputy to the Most Worthy
Grand Matron of the General Grand Chapter of the Order
of the Eastern Star to the Isthmus of Panama.
Her daughter, Tina Clark, is the present Worthy
Advisor of Balboa Assembly No. 1, Order of Rainbow for
girls, and her other daughter, Pam Clark, is the Past Wor-
thy Advisor of the same Balboa Rainbow assembly.
It is believed this is a "first" in the Masonic Order to
have a family holding all these high offices at one time.

Bill Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Collins of
Clearwater, Florida was recently promoted to Vice-Presi-
dent, Human Resources and Development, of the U.S.
Life Corporation, a life insurance based diversified finan-
cial service company with nationwide operations.
Bill is a graduate of Balboa High School, class of '45
and the University of Denver, Colorado, class of '50 and is
currently completing studies at Fairleigh Dickinson
Bill and family reside in New Jersey.

Lori Ruth Chevalier and Lawrence W. Ball.

Lori Ruth Chevalier, of Chula Vista, Calif. and
Lawrence W. Ball of San Diego, California were married
at Christ Episcopal Church, Coronado, Calif. on Septem-
ber 10, 1983.
Lori is the daughter of George M. and Jean Cheva-
lier of Chula Vista. Larry is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Ball of Escondido, Calif.
Lori attended Balboa JHS and Balboa High School
and graduated from Hilltop High School, San Diego and
works as a teller at a bank in San Diego. Larry is an
accounting technician with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, as
a civilian employee.
Out-of-town guests to the wedding were Mrs. Haynes
and Shirley Haynes from Panama.

Lorraine T. Husum and Tod K. Allen.

Lorraine T. Husum and Tod K. Allen were married
on October 22, 1983 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Church, Tallahassee, Florida. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. EdwardJ. Husum, Jr., formerly of Balboa,
Canal Zone, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Banjamin Allen of Cherry Valley, California. The
bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Edna C. Sanford of
Gulfport, Fla. and the late Edward J. Husum, Sr.. and
the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Foley, all formerly of
the Canal Zone.

Largo Woodruff was her matron of honor. Brides-
maids were Janet Herrington, sister of the bride; Doris
Hannigan; Linda Ramey Crocker, all formerly of the
Canal Zone and Beth Osborne of Tallahassee, Fla. Mary
Husum, sister of the bride and Largo Woodruff read
passages from the Bible.
Dan Reid of Santa Barbara, Calif. was best man and
ushers were Barry Allen, Michael Husum, Eric Nuzie
and Michael Cannon. Keith Herrington, nephew of the
bride, was the ring bearer and Anne Marie Outland was
the flower girl.
A reception for friends and family was held at the
Florida State University reservation on Lake Jackson. Out-
of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Allen,
Mrs. Ailien Lowry, Ken Alien, Mr. and Mrs. EdwardJ.
Husum, Jr., Mrs. Edna C. Sanford, Gregory and
George Husum, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herrington, Mr.
and Mrs. William Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. David
Kelleher, Susie Kelleher, Patty Arosemena, Mary
Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Woodruff, Ed Malin,
Donna Malin, Rosemary Ridge and two children, Mrs.
Mabel Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tochterman, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Saarinen, Mr. and Mrs. Cash Paulson, Jill
Paulson, Mr. and Mrs. Don Darden, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jorge Nunez.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and
Florida State University. She is employed by the Florida
Department of Transportation as a Classification and
Wage Analyst. The groom is a graduate of Troy High
School, Fullerton, Calif., and received degrees from the
University of California and Florida State University. He
is employed by the Florida Department of Environmental
Regulation as an Environmental Specialist.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Panama, R.P.
and reside in Tallahassee, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Kozlowski (Annette Forget).

Annette Forget became the bride of Paul M. Koz-
lowski at Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie, New York.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Forget of
Poughkeepsie and the groom is the son of Modesta C.
Kozlowski of Poughkeepsie and the late Joseph T. Koz-
Frank Kozlowski, the groom's brother of Dallas,
Texas served as best man. Ushers were Michael Forget,
the bride's brother of Newburgh and Anthony Kozlow-
ski, the groom's brother of Buffalo.
A reception was held at Spring Hill Restaurant in
Fishkill Plains. The couple will reside in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. Kozlowski graduated from Spakenkill High
School and received an A.A.S. degree in business admini-
stration. He is working on a degree in electronics at Dut-
chess Community College and is employed by Fairchild
Semiconductors in Poughkeepsie. Mrs. Kozlowski is a
graduate of John Jay High School and attends Dutchess
Community College. She is employed by IBM in East

Susan J. Holcomb and Elkin R. Hodge, Feb. 11, 1984.

Susan J. Holcomb and Elkin R. Hodge were mar-
ried February 11, 1984 at the home of the Rev. Harrison
Ferry in Jackson, Mississippi. The bride is the daughter of
Morgan Holcomb of Indianapolis, Indiana and the groom
is the son of Mrs. Calvin Little of Crystal Beach, Texas.
Susan was born in Coco Solo hospital and grew up in
Gatun. She attended Margarita Elementary School. When
her parents moved back to the States, Susan attended and
graduated from Picayune High School in 1978. She is now
employed by the University of Southern Mississippi
After a brief honeymoon, the couple is now home at
1408 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401.

Thomas and Karen Irvin, married April 14, 1984.

Karen Zahnow and Thomas Irvin were married
April 14, 1984 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Char-
lottesville, Virginia.
Karen is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward
Zahnow of Wilmington, Delaware. She is a nurse at the
University of Virginia Medical Center.
Thomas is the son of Capt. and Mrs. Samuel S.
Irvin of Hendersonville, North Carolina, formerly of Los
Rios, Canal Zone. He is a graduate of Balboa High School
and the University of Virginia and is presently the opera-
tions manager of the University Bus System.
After their honeymoon to Panama, Tom and Karen
will make their home at 408-B Arbor Circle, Charlottes-
ville, Virginia.
Tom's brothers, Sam and John and Karen's brother,
Curt were ushers. Other guests formerly from the Canal
Zone included Tom's aunt, Betty Quintero of Henderson-
ville, N.C., Margaret (Ditty) and Debbie Bramlett and
Diana (Bramlett) McGann of Lynchburg, Va.

Ensign and Mrs. StuartJ. Smith.

Dana Leigh Barber and Ensign Stuart J. Smith
were married recently at Ardmore Baptist Church in
Memphis, Tennessee.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Reed
Barber of Memphis and was employed by Brown and
Associates until her marriage.
The bridegroom, son of Captain and Mrs. Gerald H.
Smith of Winchester, was born in the Canal Zone and
graduated from Cristobal High School and Canal Zone
College. He is a recent graduate ensign in the Naval
Officer's Candidate School.
Michael Holt, also a former resident of the Canal
Zone was best man, and now resides in McKenzie, Tenn.
The bridegroom's sister, Sharon Hargrove, is a Petty
Officer 2nd Class of the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Fla. Sis-
ter Sheryl works for the Houston Post Research Depart-
ment in Houston, Texas. Sister Susan is a Registered
Nurse in Omaha, Nebraska. All attended the wedding.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the
church. Out-of-town guests came from Florida, Texas,
Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Oklahoma and Nebraska.
The couple reside in Middletown, Rhode Island,
while Ensign Smith continues his studies at the Naval
OCS, Newport, R.I.

Josie Kilgallon and Mark Freeman were married
August, 1983 at Potomac, Maryland. Josie is the daughter
of Joan (Sprague) Kilgallon, (BHS '51) and Joe Kil-
gallon. Those pictured are: L to R, back row; Tim Kil-
gallon, Irene Kilgallon, Joan (Sprague) and Joan
(Sprague) and Joe Killgallon, Terry Kilgallon. Seated:
Josie and Mark Freeman. In front: Jessica, daughter of
Tim and Irene Kilgallon.

Sarah McLean, daughter of Virginia McLean and
the late Capt. Arthur McLean was married to Roy
Tringa, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tringa.
Mr. Tringa is employed by Phillips Westinghouse and
Sally is an administrative assistant with American Techni-
cal Corporation.
The young couple are residing at 431 New York Ave.,
Huntington, New York 11743.

Carol Ann Asmussen and Richard H. Moore were
married October 1, 1983 at the Century Club, Muskegon,
Michigan. The wedding was performed by Rev. Lawrence
The bride is the daughter of Anita (Daniels) and
Robert Asmussen of North Muskegon, Michigan.
Richard is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Moore of
Dayton, Ohio.
A reception was held after the ceremony at the Cen-
tury Club.
Out-of-town guests included the bride's brother, John
Asmussen of Boulder, Colorado; Lt. Cmdr. William
Asmussen, cousin of the bride from Stevens City,
Virginia; Dr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Moore, parents of the
groom, from Dayton, Ohio; Cathy and Tami Moore,
daughters of the groom, of West Carrollton, Ohio, and Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Sermon of Chicago, Illinois.
Carol is employed by the Department of Treasury for
the state of Michigan, while Richard is employed by
C.A.D.O. in Lansing, Michigan.
The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico and
will reside in Lansing, Michigan.
Tom and Kathy Wilder.

Thomas R. Wilder and Kathy Ann Grise were mar-
ried on January 9, 1984 at Ocala, Florida.
Tom is the son of Captain and Mrs. Albert L.
Wilder, formerly of the Canal Zone, and Kathy is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Grise of Elkhart,
Tom graduated from Cristobal High School in 1976
and is now employed by the Marion County Sheriffs
Department as a Deputy in Ocala, Fla. Kathy is employed
as a secretary in the Emergency Room at Monroe Regional
Medical Center.


Tara Lee Clark became the bride of Thomas
Edward Powell, March 24, 1984 at an 11:00 A.M. wed-
ding at Fort McClellan's Silver Chapel, Fort McClellan,
AL. A reception followed.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Huey (Lee)
Clark of Jacksonville, AL and the granddaughter of Mrs.
Era L. Greene of Anniston, AL. Parents of the groom are
Carol Ann Asmussen and Richard H. Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Powell of Cedartown, GA.

Maid of honor was Leigh Brewer. Bridesmaids were
her cousin, Heather Moore; Janice Thomas, Leslie Bul-
lock, Patty Wall and Beth Dupree.
Best man was Bill Powell. Groomsmen were Baron
Wright, Dale Dowdle, Scott Powell, David Dennis and
the bride's brother, Kevin Clark.
Tara graduated from Jacksonville State University,
Jacksonville, AL in 1983 with a major in Computer
Science and is employed as Management Assistant, Infor-
mation Systems at South Central Bell.
Her husband graduated from Troy State University
with a degree in Computer Information Science and is
employed as Management Assistant, Information Service,
also at South Central Bell.
After a wedding trip to Orlando, FL, the couple are
residing in Birmingham, AL.


John and Susan (Mcllvaine) Husum announce the birth
of a son, Jason Elliot, born December 4, 1983, weighing 7
lbs. 7 oz. at Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, R.P. Paternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Husum of Talla-
hassee, Florida, maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin C. McIlvaine of Clearwater, Florida.
Paternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Edna Sanford of
Gulfport, Florida and maternal great-grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Hammond of Clearwater,
Jason is joined by his twin sisters, Rebekah and
Catherine, 18 months old.

Olga Holmes of Aiken, South Carolina, advises that
she has a new granddaughter, Kayla Michelle Daniel,
born to Gerald and Bebe Daniel (Holmes) in Jackson-
ville, Florida on February 18, 1984. Paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Ira Daniel of Dayton, Tennessee.

Larry and Andrea (Garavanta) Bellerose are proud
to announce the birth of their first child, Lawrence Alan
Bellerose II. Alan was born on Super Bowl Sunday,
January 26, 1984 at Women's Hospital, in Tampa,
Florida. Please note that the L.A. Raiders won the Super
Bowl, and Super Baby, Alan's initials are L.A.!

William D. and Jeanette (Morales) Keepers an-
nounce the birth of their first child, Kendra Denise, on
February 23, 1984 in Panama.
Maternal grandparents are John and Margaret
Morales of Maryville, Missouri. Paternal grandparents
are Anne Keepers and the late Herman H. Keepers of
Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Molly Journey Sullivan gave birth to their second
child, a daughter. Laura Jane Sullivan was born March
21, 1984 and weighed 9 Y lbs.
Great-grandmothers are Laura Johnson and Jane
Journey. Grandparents are Harriet and Bud Journey.

Ermin and Laurel Highley wish to announce the
birth of their fifth grandchild. Nicole Christina, born Jan-
uary 12, 1984 to the proud parents, Rebecca and Fred

John and Betty Schmidt are happy to announce the
birth of their second son, Mathew Dickson, born on 22
February 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida. Grandparents are
Patricia Andrews of Perry, Georgia and John E.
Schmidt, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida. Great-grand parents
are Ruth Blitch of Tallahassee, Florida and John and
Kitty Schmidt of Pasadena, Maryland.

Marilyn and Wade Carter of Kerrville, Texas
announce the birth of their fourth grandchild, third grand-
daughter. Vanessa Ray was born April 25, 1984, weight 7
lbs. 4 oz. in Kerrville, Texas. She is the first child of
Vanette (Carter) and Joe Dutchover of Center Point,

Doug and Maria (Huffman) Hale announce the
birth of their first child, Lauren Nicole, born March 18,
1984 at Gorgas Army Hospital, Ancon, Panama.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wade
Huffman, Jr. of Longwood, Florida, formerly of La Boca.
Maternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Maria T. Fernandez
of Panama City, Panama, and the great-grandfather is Mr.
Wade Huffman, Sr. of Valdese, North Carolina.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D.
Hale of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of Diablo
Heights. Paternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Edna M.
Hale of Hudson, Florida.

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Dr. Robert "Bob" Albritton, 54, of Salem, Oregon
died of a heart attack February 29, 1984 at home. He grad-
uated from Balboa High School in 1947, received his B.A.
degree from Eastern Oregon College; M.A. degree from
Oregon College of Education and his doctorate at Harvard
University. He was a member of the faculty of Western
Oregon State College at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; four daughters, one
son and six grandchildren; his brother David and sister
Phyllis; and his mother and father, Errett and Bertie

Alice L. Barnes, 91 of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
March 4, 1984. Born in Dunham, Quebec, Canada, she
came to St. Petersburg in 1952 from Margarita, Canal
Zone. She was a member of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Bethlehem Chapter 169 O.E.S., NARFE, and
United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet B. Richardson,
St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Clarence Martin, Dun-
ham, Quebec, and two grandsons, John and Michael of St.
Petersburg, Fla.

Edwin F. Barnes, of Sparta, Georgia has been
reported as deceased. No further information is available at
this time.

Anita H. Bauckus, of Falls Church, Virginia, died
suddenly on February 12, 1984 at her residence. A native
of New York, she graduated from the University of Michi-
gan and received a M.A. degree from Canisius College,
Buffalo, N.Y. As a Lt. Cmdr. Navy Reserve, retired, she
served with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington,
D.C. during WWII and was also employed in civilian
capacities in Bogota, Colombia and the Panama Canal
Zone for several years through the 1940's and 1960's. She
was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria,
Va. and was buried with military honors at Arlington
She is survived by nephews Gary Cargill of Falls
Church, Va., Herbert Cargill of Arizona, Donald Bauckus
of St. Croix, Virgin Is. and a neice, Dorothy Wittingham
of Town Line, N.Y., and several grand-nieces and

Mildred Bierman passed away October 11, 1983,
and is survived by her husband, Melvin Bierman of Mans-
field, Texas. No further information is available.

Robert Stephen Bowen, 67, of Winter Springs, Flor-
ida, died November 1, 1983. He was formerly an auditor
with the Internal Audit Division of the Panama Canal
Company and retired on May 31, 1971. He was a member
of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church; the Tuscawilla
Golf and Country Club and the Panama Canal Society of
He is survived by his wife, Marian (Dodson); sons,
Russel V. of Gainesville, Fla. and Robert S. Jr., of San
Jose, Calif.; daughter, Mary Anne McLoughlin of Rye,
N.Y.; brother, Donald of Sun City Center; sister, Marie
McDevitt, Patterson, NJ. and four grandchildren.

Earle Brown, 86, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
February 28, 1984. Born in Orange, New Jersey, he left
the Canal Zone in 1946 when he retired from the Panama
Canal Company as assistant general manager of the Com-
missary Division. He was a veteran of World War I.

Keith (Curly) Cairns, of Mount Hope, Wisconsin,
died December 1, 1983 after 2 Y2 years of illness. He was a
former Customs Inspector for the Canal Zone Government
in Cristobal.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary Kaufman, and a
grandson, Phillip Kaufman of Prairie du Chien, Wis-

Jerry W. Detamore, 63, died on April 18, 1984 after
a long battle with cancer. He was able to attend the 1984
reunion in Tampa and enjoyed a last visit with many long-
time friends.
Jerry was employed by the Panama Canal Company
from 1939 until his retirement in 1977, with service in the
U.S. Navy during World War II. The later years of his
employment were at the printing plant in La Boca.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy, of Atlanta, Georgia;
three daughters, Barbara Colorni of Eilat, Israel, Dorothy
Detamore of Atlanta and Katherine Denton of Tampa,
Florida and six grandchildren.
He was the son of Wayne and Gladys Detamore,
formerly of the Canal Zone, both now deceased.

Maurice Dunn, of Hoboken, New Jersey, died
February 21, 1984. He was employed by the Lackawanna
Railroad for 17 years as a pilot, and was also employed as a
Masters Mate and Pilot with the Panama Canal Marine
Division from 1941 to 1966 when he retired.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Hoboken, New

Robert A. Engelke, 79, of Bentonville, Arkansas,
died March 23, 1984 at St. Mary-Rogers Memorial Hospi-
tal, Rogers, Ark. He came to Panama at the age of six from
Norfolk, Va. and spent most of his life there. He retired in
1962 as Administrative Assistant after more than 30 years
of service, and moved to Bentonville. He was a member of
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Rogers and was a
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Constance, of Bentonville;
a daughter, Joyce May of Bentonville; a daughter-in-law,
Mary Engelke of Rogers; three brothers, Herbert 0.
Engelke of Springfield, Mo., George Engelke of Benton-
ville, and Harry Engelke of Glendale, Ca.; a sister,
Virginia Favorite of Bentonville; nine grandchildren and
12 great-grandchildren.

Mary H. Foster, 66, of St. Petersburg, Florida died
April 2, 1984. Mrs. Foster came to Florida in 1977 from
her native Panama Canal Zone. She was an accounting
clerk supervisor for the Panama Canal Company. She was
a Catholic.
She is survived by her husband, Harry D.; a son,
Harry, Jr. of Wausau, Wisconsin; a daughter, Evelyn
Diane Dishong of Panama; a brother, William H. Hyde of
Miami, Florida; a sister, Ruth Munyon of San Diego,
California and five grandchildren.

Robert E. Gayle, died March 3, 1984 in Cape Coral,
Florida. He is survived by his wife, Julie Hartman Gayle of
Cape Coral.

Francis F. Hargy, 93, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died March 23, 1984. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he came
to Florida in 1950 from the Panama Canal Zone and was a
clerk for the Panama Canal. He was a Catholic. Survivors
include a son, Francis R., Fort Myers, Florida; a daughter,
Phoebe Kuck, Silver Spring, Maryland; six grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.

Thomas R. (Rocky) Harrison, 58, of Wrentham,
Massachusetts died March 23, 1984. He is survived by his
wife, Jean; three children, Thomas, Blake and Holly and
three grandchildren, all of Wrentham. He is also survived
by his mother, Mrs. Florence Harrison, Bradenton, Fla.;
his sister, Mrs. Dorothy Knox, Sarasota, Fla. and his
brother, Charles P. Harrison, Boca Raton, Fla.

Capt. Leonard S. Hart, 68, of Stuart, Florida, died
February 16, 1984. He was a retired Panama Canal Pilot.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a daughter, Linda
Moon of Lynden, Washington, and a son, Michael B.
Hart of Austin, Texas.

Clarence D. Howell, 83, of Winston-Salem, North
Carolina died March 22, 1984 at his home. He retired
from service in the Canal Zone after 27 years and lived in
Asheville, N.C. for 25 years prior to moving to Winston-
Salem. He was a member of the American Legion,
V.F.W., a member of Biltmore Masonic Lodge and the
Shrine. He was the Fourth Regional and N.C. Past Com-
mander of Veterans of World War I. He was also a mem-
ber of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Margaret)
Pope of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandchildren and
one brother, Claude S. Howell of Crosby, Texas.

Meyer (Mickey) Kaplan, of Naranja, Florida, died
February 12, 1984 while visiting in Panama. He was a
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Vida Lindo Kaplan of
Naranja, Fla. and two sons, Mickey S. Kaplan and Dr.
Karl J. Kaplan, both of Los Angeles, California.

Clarence (Bud) J. Wesley Kilbey, of Aiken, South
Carolina, died March 20, 1984 at a Richmond County
Hospital following an extended illness. A part-time author,
he wrote for the Star & Herald (Panama), the Miami Herald
and numerous magazines. He also authored Panama Pot-
pourri. He was employed by the Panama Canal for 30 years
and retired to Aiken in 1967.
He was an honorary member of both the Panama
Canal Society of Aiken and the Bassmasters Association of
Aiken. He was also a member of the Sunny Monday Club
of Aiken; Abou Saad Temple and the Jesters of the Canal
Survivors include his widow, Hazel L. Kilbey; three
daughters, Jolie A. Seeley of Panama, Charlotte L.
Mullins of Grovetown, Georgia, and Christine Luken of
Martinez, Georgia.

William H. Lawson, Jr., 64, of Irvine, California,
died January 25, 1984. He was born in Ancon Hospital,
attended Canal Zone schools and graduated from Balboa
High School in 1937. He apprenticed as a high voltage and
telephone cable splicer prior to serving in the U.S. Army.
He later resigned from the Electrical Division to reside in
California where he invented a new concept of a "Cradle
Baby Warmer," lecturing at many famous hospitals and
clinics throughout the United States and Canada. He was a
32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Abou Saad Tem-
ple of Balboa, Canal Zone.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Cathy;
four sons, William III, Fred, Larry, Rick and eight grand-

Anne Cardts Leslie has been reported as deceased on
September 29, 1983. Information received indicates that
she was working in the Balboa Clubhouse in the early '30's
and was the widow of the late Charles L. Leslie who died in

1964. No other information is available.

Robert Lessiack, 62, of Kerrville, Texas, died Feb-
ruary 28, 1984 in a local hospital. A native of Hackensack,
N.J., he served as a Major in the Marine Corps during
World War II. He retired from the Panama Canal Com-
pany in May, 1976 from the Office of the Financial Vice-
Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a son, John K.
of Ingram; a daughter, Susan Stabler of Panama and two

Elizabeth O. Lewis, 61, of Balboa, Rep. of Panama,
died April 30, 1983. She had been a long-time resident of
the Atlantic side of the Isthmus and made her home on St.
Simons Island, Georgia, until returning to Panama to live
with her daughter.
She is survived by three daughters; Catherine Leslie
of Gainesville, Florida, Elizabeth Brandenburg of Balboa,
Rep. of Panama, Margaret Grahem of Brunswick,
Georgia; three granddaughters and four grandsons.

Alice Quinn Lombard, 80, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died Christmas Day, December 25, 1983 while
visiting her daughter Elaine in Coral Springs, Florida.
Mrs. Lombard came to the Canal Zone in 1907 with her
father and mother, Patrick Quinn and Jane Corrigan
Quinn. Her grandfather, her father and a number of
uncles were Roosevelt Medal holders. She was one of ten
children raised in the Canal Zone. In 1926 she married
Eugene C. Lombard, who later became Executive Secre-
tary of the Canal Zone Government. Her children grad-
uated from Balboa High School and she served as President
of the Inter-American Women's Club and was Commis-
sioner of the Canal Zone Girl Scout Council.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene, of St. Peters-
burg, Fla.; a daughter, Elaine Newland of Coral Springs,
Fla.; a son, Richard of New York City, N.Y.; seven grand-
children and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived
by five sisters; Genevieve Quinn and Rita Crume of St.
Petersburg, Fla., Ann Eder of Cali, Colombia, Claire
Quinn of Panama, R.P., Regina Enjuto of Madrid, Spain,
and a brother, James Quinn of Oxnard, California.

Edward J. Lucas, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana,
passed away on January 24, 1984. He was a member of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida. No further information
is available at this time.

Sallie F. McKeown, 82, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died February 6, 1984. She came to Florida in 1957 from
Margarita, Canal Zone and was formerly an accounting
clerk for the Panama Canal Company. She was a member
of Trinity United Church of Christ; Bethlehem Chapter
169 of the O.E.S. and the Panama Canal Society of
Survivors include her husband, Albert, a niece and
two cousins.

Hazel S. Pearson, 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died March 22, 1984. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she

came to Florida in 1951 from Gamboa, Canal Zone where
she was a member of the OES, Balboa, Canal Zone. She
was a Protestant and the widow of Paul A. Pearson. There
are no known survivors.

John M. Purvis, 60, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
died March 31, 1984 after an extended illness. He retired
as superintendent of the Panama Canal Company Printing
Plant. He held many high offices and awards in the
Masonic Order: Past Master Councilor of Pacific Chapter
of Order of DeMolay; DeMolay Legion of Honor (Active);
Past Master, Darien Lodge; 33rd degree Mason, Scottish
Rite; Master of Abou Saad Shrine Temple; Past Deputy
District Grand Master, District Grand Lodge of the
Panama Canal, and was awarded the Joseph Warren
Medal for distinguished service from the Grand Lodge of
He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Mrs.
Susan Hughes, and two sons; Mark G. and Bruce M., all
of Pittsburgh.

Mary B. Raymond, of Diablo Heights, Rep. of Pan-
ama, died in Gorgas Hospital, April 10, 1984. She was a
retired Canal Zone school teacher and of St. Mary's Paro-
chial School in Balboa.
She is survived by her stepson, Frank J. Raymond,
with whom she resided; a niece, Anna H. Ballou of San
Antonio, Texas; nephews C.M. Bohn and Francis Bohn of
Roanoke, Virginia, and other nieces and nephews
throughout the U.S.

Michael (Duffy) Reynolds, 34, of Magnolia, New
Jersey, was killed in an automobile accident on March 5,
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Nordstrom
Reynolds and two daughters, Alicia and Mia of Magnolia,
N.J.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reynolds of Pan-
ama, and a brother, George.

Jack U. Saum, 74, of St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
died January 31, 1984. He was a retired civil engineer for
the U.S. Government in the Panama Canal Zone and in
Washington, D.C. He was a member of St. John's Cath-
olic Church; the American Society of Civil Engineers and
the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Louise; a son, John A.,
Sykesville, Maryland; a daughter, Karen Saum of Orland,
Maine and two sisters, Rose Moeller, St. Louis, and Mary
Weiss of Longview, Texas.

Helen M. Snyder, 86, of Boca Raton, Florida died
April 14, 1984. She was the widow of Joseph A. Snyder
and had retired from the Mechanical Division in Cristobal,
and lived in Boca Raton since 1961.
Survivors include her son, Joseph R. of Livingston,
New Jersey; her daughter, Jane Rasmas of Orland Park,
Illinois, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Charles H. Stahl, 76, of Sarasota, Florida, died April
1, 1984 at Memorial Hospital. He left the Canal Zone 14
years ago, where he was a budget director with Inter

American Geodetic Survey. He was a Presbyterian, Past
Master of Ridgewood Hill, N.Y. Masonic Lodge, 32nd
degree Scottish Rite member, member of Sahib Shrine
Temple, Sarasota, past member of Abou Saad Temple,
Balboa, member of Royal Order of Jesters and past
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
He leaves his wife, Marie; a daughter, Mary Wacha
of Sarasota; two brothers, Ray of North Carolina and
Lester of New York, and two grandchildren.

Pauline (May) Thrift, 65, of Melrose, Florida, died
February 18, 1984 following a brief illness. Born in Seattle,
Washington, she moved to the Canal Zone in 1949 where
she lived until her husband's retirement in 1972, after
which they relocated to Melrose. She was a member of the
Coral-Palm Chapter, O.E.S. and Eliam Baptist Church,
Melrose, Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace E. of
Melrose; daughter, Barbara Croft of Panama; three sons,
William R. of Gainesville, Fla., Robert E. of Panama and
James B. of Melrose, Fla.; six sisters and two brothers of
Washington state; fifteen grandchildren and three great-

Betty G. Underwood, 63, of St. Petersburg, Florida died
March 13, 1984. Mrs. Underwood was born in the
Panama Canal Zone and came here 18 years ago from
Washington, D.C. She graduated from Balboa High
School in 1938 and was a prominent member of the Red,
White and Blue Troupe swimming team. She was a Meth-
odist; and a member of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida. She is survived by her husband Clarence; three
sons, Clarence Roy of Dallas, Texas, Gerald L. of Miami,
Florida and Keith A. of Seminole, Florida; two daughters,
Gail B. Tudeen of North Carolina and Stephanie A. Un-
derwood of St. Petersburg, Florida; two sisters, Joyce Coll-
inge of St. Petersburg, Florida and Gail A. Hollingsworth
of Fort Myers, Florida; a brother, George W. Haldeman of
California; and six grandchildren.

Bertha M. Wilson, 87, of Kerrville, Texas, died
March 3, 1984. She had been living in Kerrville for the
past eight years after moving from Panama. She was a
member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Stanley G. Wright, Sr. of
Kerrville, Texas; a sister, Alpha Hamlett of Brownwood
and two grandchildren.

Marcella Altenberg Zamostin, passed away at M.D.
Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas on March 10, 1984.
Marcella graduated from Canal Zone College in 1977, in
the first radiologic technology class. She was actively
engaged in ultra sound technology the last four years of her
life in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Israel.
She leaves two children, Elias and Jessica, who are liv-
ing with their grandparents, Norman and Delia Altenberg
in Mount Dora, Florida.

Letters to the Editor

Captain Miles P. DuVal, Jr., U.S. Navy, Retired,
has sent your Editor a book he has just written and pub-
lished, entitled "James Monroe: An Appreciation,"
Highlights of his Life and the Monroe Doctrine. It is a con-
cise, informative book, well written with a complete
reference guide and index. It includes a Foreword by
Senator Jesse Helms and a listing of other principal
writings by the author. It was published through the James
Monroe Memorial Foundation. Copies of this publication
may be purchased from the James Monroe Memorial
Foundation, c/o Helen Marie Taylor, President,
"Meadowfarm," Route 2, Box 36, Orange, VA. 22960,
for the cost of $5.95.

L to R: Lee, John, Eva, Jo Ann, Neville, with Paul in

Neville and Eva Harte spent the Xmas holidays with
the Mortons (John B.) in their beautiful new home in
Austin, Texas. Their daughter, Jo Ann; son-in-law John
and grandsons Paul and Lee made it a happy

... The Canal Record is beautifully done and a joy to
read. Excellent format and so juicy-newsy .
Lois D. B.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Eunice Olive Richard of Jonesboro, Georgia, visited
her daughter, "Winky" Helgeson and family in River-
side, California over the Christmas holidays. Eunice was a
well-known reporter on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides
of the Canal and also worked for the Panama Canal Com-
The first week of January, she was the house guest of
Catsy and Vern Schafer in San Diego. On January 5, the
Schafers honored Eunice with a luncheon so that she could
see some of her former friends who also worked at the

"Building." They were Ora and Art O'Leary, Marie and
Ed Browder, Peggy and Kim Courtney and Susan
Taylor Pitney.

(Written on back of a Kent cigarette carton cover).

We are a little late, due to an extended vacation in
California. Got away from the sub-zero weather, New
York state and the neighbors. Had this winter, including
Went via AMTRAK, bedroom deluxe (super-liner)
from Buffalo, NY, to Los Angeles, CA, by way of Chicago;
Kansas City; Albuquerque, NM; Flagstaff, AZ; Needles,
CA; arriving in Los Angeles at 9:00 A.M. the third morn-
ing. 2760 miles in 50 hours on the Lakeshore Limited and
the Southwest Limited. It was comfortable and the service
was excellent.
Visited our daughter, Hazel Holder & family in
Hollywood. Our son, Robert and family from Fontana,
about 50 miles east of Los Angeles and our daughter, Lin
Hill and family in Burbank, plus old friends, locally.
Enjoyed Christmas holidays there. It brought back those
years of Christmas on the Isthmus. We came down with a
great case of nostalgia and it still lingers.
Drove down to Laguna Hills and visited Bob and
Ruth Adams. It was a lovely moment for us. They live in a
lovely community.
Talked to Al and Dolly Zon on the phone (Port
Hueneme, CA) and they had been east for the holidays to
New York and Wyoming. No chance for a get-together this
Returned home via AMTRAK on the Desert Wind
and California Zephyr from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Salt
Lake City, Denver, Chicago, to Buffalo. 2917 miles in 52
hours. Enjoyed it all.
It was 17 degrees below zero when we got off the train
in Chicago and we were 6 hours late because of a 40
mile/hr. speed restriction. Missed our connection, st they
put us up at the Holiday Downtown picked up the tab,
all expenses, room, meals, cab, and we got home to Buffalo
24 hours late and it was 7 degrees below zero!
Our "Hello's" to Howard Clarke and Jack Morris
and also a salute to our lady President. Incidentally, we are
in a heat wave it was 52 degrees today! Time for spring
fever and to shed our case of "mananas."
Bertie and Frank Phelps
Buffalo, NY

would like to share with you some of the com-
ments made by a friend who was loaned a copy of one of
my Canal Records. It pleased me to know that she found it
interesting and that it was truly appreciated. "Enjoyed
every page. Would like to keep it longer and go over some
of the articles, but afraid I will be keeping it too long.
Thanks for thinking of me. I only wish I had the oppor-
tunity to go to the Canal Zone. .. ."
Anne M.
Largo, FL


We are eagerly anticipating a planned trip to Panama,
March 15-24, visiting old friends Capt. Michael and Bon-
nie Maguire, Richard Wainio and Jim Wiese. A much
needed sojourn to sun and sand is definitely in order.
Bevan and I are planning to stop in Winter Park, Florida to
visit mother and grandmother Vera Perry -formerly
of Balboa, Canal Zone
We love the Canal Record keep up the good work.
Prospero Ano Nuevo.
Mike and Bevan Perry
Vienna, Virginia

I would like to congratulate all of you for the wonderful
work done. I'm always waiting for the Canal Record
because it keeps me informed of all the news and about my
Modesta K.
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Canal Record is my favorite publication.
Reading it on the day it arrives is a must!
Dorothy J. McC
Indianapolis, Ind.

We like the new size and format of the Record.
Pictures are not quite so sharp, but well worth giving up,
considering all of the other pluses resulting.
Budd B.
Campbell, Calif.


... In November I drove to Springfield, Ohio for a
short visit with Harry and Mildred Wentsler, formerly of
Los Rios. It was great to see them again, and had to share
the news of other friends.
I spent Christmas and New Year's in San Bruno, Cal-
ifornia with my son, Dennis and his wife, Carol. I had a
lovely-ten day visit seeing the sights and attended Sugar
Babies (with Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney) at the
Orpheum Theater in San Francisco.
My son Mickey is the only member of our family still
in the Panama Canal area. He works for the Commission
at Mt. Hope Filtration Plant. He and his wife, Peggy
(Williams) and children live in Gatun.
I see my daughter Sheila and her husband, Tom
Marshall often, for they live about seven miles away.
Sheila is a nurse at the Burn Unit in Wishard Hospital,
Indianapolis. Their little girls, Jenny and Kristin are such
a joy.
Dorothy J. McCauley
Indianapolis, Ind.

S. Now when I get the Canal Record and start read-
ing about those whom I knew some have died and some
are over the different states but it's so nice to hear about
them, and the Canal Record is like a letter from home.
Gertrude B.
Norfolk, Va.


Enjoy hearing the news of your Society. Our Southern
California Chapter just had a nice get-together at the Mis-
sion Viejo Country Club. This location is desirable for we
get a good representation of people from San Diego and
Los Angeles areas to attend just about half-way point
between the two cities.
Am still working as a Project Engineer for the
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. at the Los Angeles brew-
ery. Plan to visit Ireland July 16 for two weeks with my
sister, Mary Fitzpatrick Taylor and her husband, Marion.
Francis (Frank) Fitzpatrick
BHS '34
Granada Hills, Calif.


We have never submitted a news item for inclusion in
the Canal Record, but have two items that may be of inter-
est to so many that know us.
The Rev. Kenneth D. Bassett, pastor of the Coco
Solo Community Church and his wife, Beth, visited with
us for Christmas. We were all so glad to see them again as
we were such special good friends in the Canal Zone, and
had not seen them for ten years. We did, however, keep up
a good contact by cassette tapes. Nothing so good as being
together again though, and our daughter appreciated it
also. They stayed with us for one week and it was a won-
derful reunion in all respects. The 2nd ofJanuary, Ken and
Beth continued their vacation by visiting France and
Switzerland, and then another visit to their daughter,
Jeanie and son-in-law, Cliff Welch, who is stationed in
Stuttgart with the U.S. Army.
The second news item is that our daughter, Nina, age
25 and Mark Manghini, age 29 have just announced their
engagement. They are both employed by the Phillips
Petroleum Co. in Stavenger, Norway; Nina as a secretary
and Mark as a petroleum engineer. Mark is from Chey-
enne, Wyoming.
The wedding will take place in August and they will
make their home in Stavenger, Norway. Nina would
appreciate very much hearing from her friends from the
Canal Zone days, and her address is: "Phillips," P.O. Box
220, 4056 Tananger, Norway.
Nina and Mark will be married in the lovely, over
200-year-old timber church here in Arendal where Lillian
and I were married. My great-grandparents and great-
great-grandparents were christened and married in the
same little church. Numerous members of Mark's family
in the U.S. will attend the wedding, so you can just im-
agine how busy Lillian is nowadays.
Thor B. Tellefsen
Gjervoldsoyvn. 5
4800 Arendal, Norway


Ed and Esther Niskanen drove to Florida in their
1984 thirty-foot Komfort Travel Trailer, visiting friends
and sightseeing for a month. They visited with Barbara
and Jim Slover in Seminole; Bob and Betty and Nana
Boyer; Larry and Jill Chance in Naples; Fritz and Jo

Wieand in Isla del Sol; Paul and Lillian Martin in Coral
Gables; Mary and Val Lynch and also Annie Rathgeber
in Tallahassee.
Several days were spent at EPCOT and Ft. Lauder-
dale. They put their travel trailer in storage in Ft. Lauder-
dale, and flew to Panama for a month's visit with Esther's
parents, Rose and Jim Evans of the Atlantic Side; aunt
and uncle Marge and Calvin Johnston of Vina del Mar,
and sister, Jackie and John Carlson of Los Rios. A family
reunion was spent in the Volcan, enjoying the "cool"
climate and pretty scenery. They also spent a weekend at
Coronado Beach.
While in Panama they attended the annual IAGS Pro-
ject Engineers social as the annual conference was being
held in Panama. Ed retired from IAGS in 1979 and Esther
retired from the PCC also. It was good seeing old friends
and family again, enjoying the great Panama dry season,
eating lots of corbina and cevichi and shopping for all kinds
of goodies! The fishing in the bay wasn't that good, but
They will be going to Washington, D.C. in April for
Cherry Blossom time and plan to drive to Maine in July
and vacation throughout New England, returning to
Houston in October.
Esther Niskanen
Spring, Texas

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Jean (Kalar) McAndrews, Janie (Hamlin) Leffngwell and
Dorothy Hamlin at Dorothy's home in Dunedin, Fla.

The Canal Record is like getting a delightful letter
from home or having a nice chat with a friend!
Evelyn D.
Los Rios, R.P.


"Our son, George Bryant is now an Immigration
Inspector (like me) and we both are serving at San Ysidro,
Calif. the gateway to Tiajuana, Mexico and San Diego,
Calif. We work alongside some old ex-Zonites, Custom In-
spectors Norman Slade, Fred Leslie and Larry Layman.
Our son, Evan K. is an X-ray technician serving in
the U.S.A.F. Our daughter, Bonnie Ann is a registered
nurse at Tonopah, Nevada. Our daughter, Michele M.
Haggerty is a registered nurse at Woburn, Massachusetts.
Wife, Joan is an accounting technician with the U.S. Navy
at Balboa Hospital in San Diego.
George M. Chevalier BHS '43
Chula Vista, California

Warren Bell, friend and Pax.

Warren Bell, son of Carol A. Fritz of Marietta,
Georgia and Michael Bell of Gatun, R.P. is attending
Cristobal High School as a sophomore for the second se-
mester of the school year. Warren has previously attended
schools in Tampa, Fla., Tucson, Ariz., Coco Solo, Canal
Zone, Niceville, Fla., Nashua, N.H. and Marietta, Ga.
He is taking advanced courses in mathematics.
His hobbies while on the Isthmus are scuba diving,
fishing and surfing. He is the grandson of Richard W.
(Pat) Beall of Clearwater, Fla. and Elizabeth A. Beall of
Alexandria, Va.

Layne Catherine Pitney, was one of 13 debutantes presented at the
DAR State Conference Banquet held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
Long Beach, California, on March 10, 1984. She is shown here
with her parents, Louis J. and Susan (Taylor) Pitney of San
Diego. Layne is in her first year at Grossmont College and will be an
exchange student in France this summer. Layne, her mother, and her
grandmother, Catsy Taylor Schaar, are all members of Letitia
Coxe Shelby Chapter, DAR, of La Mesa, CA.


The 25,000 mile tour in 24 days by Club Universe
and Globus Gateway Tours on the Pacific Circle Tour was
indeed the most interesting tour I have taken in some time.
On March 2, 1984, the tour started from the Los
Angeles Airport. Tahiti was our first stop. Tahiti belongs to
France and ruled by President Mitterand of France. The
island is highly over-advertised. The Tahara Hotel is quite
expensive for a place like Papeete. We did a full circle tour
and stopped in Venue, the historic landing place of Captain
Cook. Then it's on through the districts of Papenoo, Hitia
and Faaone to the Gauguin Museum for lunch. We return-
ed via Paca, with a visit to the Museum of Tahiti and the
Grotto of Maraa. Beer costs $3.50 for a small bottle.
New Zealand was our next stop, and a day was lost as
we crossed the international date line. Our arrival in Auck-
land, the largest city in New Zealand was at the Hyatt
Kingsgate, where we had the softest towels. The next
morning, the tour took us across the Harbor Bridge,
Mount Eden, the extinct volcano, and a magnificent view
of the city. Then we continued through the Domain to the
War Memorial Museum where the interest was great. The
return was via Ellerslie Racecourse Gardens and the
Waterfront Drive. Lunch at the Parnell Rose Gardens.
From Auckland we flew to Waitomo and then to
Rotorua. In Waitomo, the glowworm caves were some-
thing to see. Eggs, larvae from flies grow in large clusters
giving off a yellow light.
In Rotorua, the driver took us to Whakarewaewa
Maori Reserve, thermal springs, which are being harness-
ed by the Hyatt Hotel for their swimming pools. Sulphur is
in abundance in the water. Best place for a hot swim for
arthritics! It sure felt good for the aches and pains.
Drove to the Rainbow Springs and a visit to New
Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi, in the man-made dark-
ness of Kiwi house. In the evening, we had a traditional
Maori-style "hangi" dinner with traditional entertain-
ment. It was a simple meal.
The next day, the flight took us to Christchurch, the
largest city on the South Island. We viewed Lyttleton Har-
bor, Pegasus Bay and were able to see the Southern Alps.
Across the Tasman Sea to Melbourne was the next stop.
The morning sightseeing included Melbourne Un-
iversity, Parliament House and State Government Houses.
A visit to Fitzroy Gardens, the Melbourne Cricket Ground
and a drive through the exclusive residential suburb of To-
orak and Royal Botanical Gardens followed. Some of us
took the optional tour to Phillip Island and the Fairy Pen-
guin Parade. Was that ever cute!
In the morning we went to the Tralee Station, where
trained dogs demonstrated how sheep are mustered, and a
huge exhibition hall where we were shown 18 species of
sheep, and a few of them were sheared. You can't buy bet-
ter angora sweaters than these. I bought 5 of them. After
the exhibition we were treated to a lovely barbeque lunch
with plenty of beer and liquor.
Canberra, the new National Capitol is something to
see. The architect was Burley Griffin from the University
of Chicago and was started in 1912. My slides will show the
Canberra planning and development. About half is
finished to date, and something to see. From the Hyatt
Hotel, the next stop was Sydney, Australia.
The Sydney highlights were the Parliament House;
Kings Cross; a visit to the historical Vaucluse House; the

surfing beaches ofBondi, Bronte and Coogee; convict-byilt
Darlinghurst Gaol; Paddington Village and the beachfront
Opera House. This opera house is shown in many adver-
tisements of Australia. Dinner was at the famous Coach-
man Restaurant. We had time to visit a Kaola bear sanc-
tuary, and a cruise of Sydney harbor, considered the most
magnificent in the world. Rightly so.
I'd like to mention now that all immigration has been
closed for the past two years to New Zealand, Australia and
Singapore. Only white widows are welcome to come and
stay! Two cults that are not welcome in the three countries
mentioned are the "Moonies" and the "Jehovah Wit-
nesses." Their financial records are now being examined
in Sydney and the mall the Jehovah Witnesses operated in
Sydney has been closed. One more thing I must mention
here was that we had free coffee in our rooms with plenty of
fresh cream, on a daily basis.
On the 15th day we left Sydney for Singapore. The
flight was over the Indian Ocean to the Republic, where
the cultures of the East and West mingle.
The morning tour included Queen Elizabeth Walk
overlooking one of the busiest harbors in the world; St. An-
drew's Cathedral; a drive past the Supreme Court and City
Hall; Victoria Memorial Hall and the Theatre; Mount
Faber, overlooking the city and harbor, and the
Botanical Gardens. A delicious lunch was served at the
famous Raffles Hotel.
Maybe we should follow the national litter law of Sing-
apore. If you as much as drop a cigarette butt on the
ground, it's a $500.00 fine! Singapore has become one of
the cleanest cities in the world.
From Singapore, we left for one of the exotic capitals
of the world Bangkok, Thailand. Now, this place turned
me cold. It is a "democracy" but it does not have a middle
class. The people are either extremely poor or extremely
rich. The rivers are dirty, shacks on both sides, and people
bathe and brush their teeth in the same river. We had to
drink bottled water in our hotel rooms.
Their temples are unique, money is donated by
everyone to these temples, just so they can have a happier
after-life! People are polite and quite bilingual. Their Har-
vard graduate ruler (name escapes me for the moment) is
doing nothing to build high-rise buildings like the other
countries in Asia.
I have brought a few slides of Bangkok, as well as of
most of the trip. Areas where I could not purchase slides I
had to use my own camera. Just how well my slides turn
out will be known in a few days.
In the evening, we dined at a Thai diner and a classic-
al dance was performed for our benefit. Then to the ever--
fascinating Hong Kong Island.
You take the Cross Harbor Tunnel to the waterfront
or Wanchai district, and then drive to Repulse Bay and the
fishing village of Aberdeen. Lunch was served atop Vic-
toria Peak Tower Restaurant. The balance of the day we
shopped and browsed.
It is fun to go into the stores a million dollars here
would only be a drop in the bucket. The businesses are get-
ting worried because in 13 years the British Lease will
terminate and Communist China will take over.
From here, I took a side trip of 38 kilometers name
of the town began with "Z". We went through the fam-
ous "Iron Gate" and witnessed the life of the Yellow Com-
munist. It looked somewhat like the people of Bangkok -
rice planting twice a year and buffalos are used instead of

No one owns a moving vehicle, truck or car here. It all
belongs to the government and only government workers
are allowed to drive. The rest of the people ride bicycles or
We did visit a school, but the students were at lunch.
A public address system did announce our arrival however.
A young 17-year-old girl came to talk with us, as she was
anxious to improve her English.
The Iron Gate was opened four years ago. Those that
knew English before were afraid to speak the language for
fear of reprisals, according to the young male guide on our
bus. He asked us to correct his English, but he did very
well. I said to him, "Just smile when you talk to us and
we'll all feel better."
Then we bought cookies, a bit of candy and rice wine
at one of their grocery stores. After, a Cantonese meal,
which included tall bottles of beer, dry rice wine, Canton-
ese food and plenty of rice!
After the lunch we were taken to the "government
stores" that had "fixed prices." Talk about expensive mer-
chandise! Ivory carvings, semi-precious carvings and
jewelry! The young ladies that waited on us were most
attractive. One lady asked me how to pronounce a word
written on a piece of paper. The word was "thoroughly,"
so I told her to roll her "r's" and everyone stared at us and
laughed. Chinese and Japanese have difficulty with "r's"
and "v's." They say "b" for "1" and "1" for "r." China
is looking for English school teachers now that the Iron
Gate is opened again. We left after an 8-hour visit.
I did visit Macau for a few hours, which is a Portugese
Colony. The Portugese wanted to return Macau to China,
but China said, "We gave it to you it's yours." In order
to operate the colony, there are a couple of large gambling
From Hong Kong, we left for a three-day visit to
Tokyo, Japan. This city of 11,500,000 people is something
else! The tour included optional tours, which I took. One
was to ride a hydrofoil vessel and it turned out to be a very
smooth ride.
We could not ride the tram cars in the mountains
around Tokyo due to snow, rain and high winds. However,
the next day we rode the "Bullet Train" which runs at 120
mph, and on which they sell liquor, cigarettes and candy.
This is the only train in Japan that is showing a profit, so it
will be extended for another thousand miles in the future.
The new Otani Hotel we stayed in, is made of the
cheaper materials doors without any fire preventative
materials. Sightseeing included Asakusa, a huge oriental
bazaar of covered alleys lined with shops, teahouses and
theaters; the Kannon Temple and the Mejii Shrine outer
garden. Lunch was at the Otani Garden Restaurant where
a delicious Mongolian barbeque was featured. Later we
were on our way to the airport.
Our luggage had been placed aboard the bus earlier in
the morning, and on the way to the airport a riot was brew-
ing. Farmers realized that they had sold their land too
cheaply for the airport, so every year on that date, the riots
start up again. We had our luggage checked at this point
for dope and bombs.
In Japan the large corporations offer a 2-week vaca-
tion to their employees to visit the U.S.A. as a fringe ben-
efit if they are not interested in visiting one of their recrea-
tional areas in Japan. Unemployment is at a 2.3% level
and a new Social Security system is in operation. Teachers
get $600.00/mo. and guides receive $300.00/mo. at 62
years of age.

Massive high-rise buildings are being built throughout
the Asian countries for the over-populated areas. Long and
high sound barriers are built along the freeways of Tokyo.
Metal tubes (electronic) are used to sniff out dope in lug-
gage in place of dogs. Dogs are used on the outside of the
Only in Thailand did we have to drink bottled water.
The large hotels now have their own filtration plants. Hyatt
Hotels come highly recommended. American embassies
are beautiful in the Orient and in "down-under" New
Zealand and Australia. An American career civil servant
could hardly handle that assignment on his salary.
Good old Pacific Northwest Orient airplane sure
looked good to us at this point for our return trip home!
Estelle J. Lusky
Salem, Oregon


Additional news from the proud and very happy
grandfather is that Kathy (Bob Kariger's oldest) is married
with two children and teaches educationally handicapped
children. Nancy, number two girl, teaches physical edu-
cation for the profound mentally retarded at Redondo
Beach, California; while Tricia, the youngest at age 19, is
a sophomore at the University of California at Irvine with a
major in Marine Biology. All of Bob's children are carrying
full loads of studies and maintaining 3.5 plus average
grades while doing so.
Nancy Kariger Eide's (Cristobal High, Class of
1953) daughter, Britta Lee Jorstad Piotrowski, a grad-
uate of the University of Washington at Pullman and a
recent bride (note March 1984 Canal Record) is now in
San Francisco, California employed as head of catering ser-
vice for the Marriott Hotel in Berkeley, California. Son
Lars Jorstad is a junior at the University of Washington at
Pullman with a major in Physical Education (Sports
Medicine) and wants to be an Athletic Trainer. Nancy and
her husband Darrell Eide reside in Bremerton, Washing-
Lee Kariger
Sequim, Washington

Back row, L to R: Bob Kariger, Nell Kariger, Minnie
Kleefkens Kariger, (CHS, Class of 1929) and "Award
Winner" Kurby Kariger. Front row, L to R: Tricia Kariger,
Nancy Kariger, Lee Kariger, Amy Johnson, Jeremy
Johnson, and Kathy Kariger Johnson.

Joe Palumbo, former
long-time resident of the
Canal Zone and former Tele-
phone Switchman with U.S.
Army Communications
Command writes to say that
since his recent marriage in
November 1983 to Rhea,
who will be 23 on April 21,
life has not been the same.
He says, "I amr real proud of
her and quite lucky," I
may add. Our blessings go to
both Joe and to Rhea may Rhea L. Palumbo
they live happily ever after!

By Charlie Heim

The other day I am sitting in one of the local cantinas
up here in the San Bernadino Mountains, rolling dice for a
cold beer, when I heard that old familiar shout that I had
heard so many times in Bilgray's, the Atlas, Milwaukee
and Balboa Beer Gardens "Charlie, that's a horse on
From out of my memory bank came a galloping horse
of a different color. Thereby hangs another tale of my
young years on the Isthmus.
It all started in the summer of 1933 when Tyke Cot-
ton came to my house, all excited, holding an ad from the
Star & Herald, stating that an Army officer from Corozal
was being transferred to the States and was offering his
string of polo ponies for sale.
Tyke said, "Charlie, let's call and find out how much
he wants for a horse."
"Hell, Tyke," I replied, "I don't know the first thing
about playing polo."
"Not to play polo, dummy," he said, "but to be the
only two guys on the Atlantic side to own their very own
Well, old Tyke calls this lieutenant and we find out
that he has six ponies priced from thirty to eighty dollars. I
figure the best time to broach the subject of my becoming
the proud owner of a polo pony is at supper time when my
Dad's stomach is well taken care of. "Charles, you don't
know the first thing about playing polo," he says, and all
the sisters, brothers, Bill and my Mom are quite in agree-
ment with that profound statement. I explained that I
wasn't interested in playing polo, but to have a horse of my
own, so Tyke and I could explore so many places on horse-
back. We cussed and discussed the problem for some time.
They pointed out that the initial cost of the pony was not
prohibitive, however, the stabling and monthly feed bill
was something else. The final answer was a big fat "NO"
no horse for Charles. Later, I was to rue the day I didn't
take their advice.
Tyke had a job at Coco Solo and all I had was a very
strong desire to be the proud owner of a horse. Tyke was
always pretty good at finding answers to problems such as I
now faced.
We went to Mr. Cotton and after a long discussion it
was decided that Mr. Cotton would loan me the money and
also arrange to get me a paper route with the Star & Herald,
which would pay twenty dollars a month. It was agreed
that I would pay Mr. Cotton five dollars a month on the
loan and the other fifteen dollars would pay for the upkeep

of the horse.
We arrived in Corozal on the noon train and were
able to find the stables and the lieutenant with the six polo
ponies. I chose the horse that cost thirty dollars for the sim-
ple reason that it was all I had and this beautiful beast was
called "Broomstick." Tyke selected a fifty-dollar horse
and he was named "Champion." So here we were, the
proud owners, at last, of two beautiful steeds, but no sad-
dles. The officer did give us each a bridle.
Hell, if the Indians could ride all over the Western
Plains bareback, a little old fifty-mile ride from Corozal to
New Cristobal would be like a piece of cake.
When I climbed aboard that cayuse, I felt like Tom
Mix, Hoot Gibson, andJack Hoxie, all rolled into one per-
son me. I imagine Tyke felt the same.
We stayed on the road from Corozal to Gamboa, sing-
ing "Don't Fence Me In," but by the time we reached the
Atlantic side, the song had changed to "Black Bottom,"
and we sure had got 'em black and blue. So much for
the Western Plains Indians.
We hit the railroad tracks at Gamboa just after dark
and arrived at the Summit Naval Station around nine that
night tired, sore and hungry. We put the horses in the
tennis court, and our accommodation for the night was to
sleep on the pool table. W.C. Fields said he slept many a
night on a pool table and I can see now why he drank so
much booze. A person would have to be quite full of that
particular beverage to appreciate the comfort of a pool table
as a bed.
We hit the tracks again at first light. We went through
Frijoles with some amount of our elan left, but by the time
we reached Monte Lirio, we sure didn't give the natives of
that village any reason to believe that we were in competi-
tion with Tom Mix, Hoot Gibson, or Jack Hoxie.
After almost thirty hours, we finally arrived at our
homes in New Cristobal. Hell, Bill and Malcolm
Wheeler, Hugo and Lando Tipton, Bert Asensio and I
made better time when we hiked across the Isthmus.
I struggled out of bed the next morning, and not a lick
of hide was left on my posterior end of my wrecked body. It
took two weeks before I could sit down with any degree of
comfort. Tyke, for some reason, fared much better and
took the two horses up in the bush, off the France Field
Road to our old Bajun friend, Albert Cumberbatch.
While hiking up to Albert's, we talked about the
places we would ride on our gallant steeds. The first I saw
of old Albert, I knew something was wrong and brother,
was I right! The good steed "Broomstick" was on his
back and his four legs stiffly pointed toward the heavens.
They always say "Strong as a horse." Well, I did survive
the ride but the horse didn't he died.
I woke up every morning at four a.m. to deliver the
papers on that lousy paper route. I paid Mr. Cotton the
five dollars a month for six months, and for six months suf-
fered the harassment of family and friends, that they finally
knew the meaning of that old saying, "Paying for a dead
Tyke kept his horse for a few months, but I guess it
wasn't much fun exploring all those places by himself. He
finally sold "Champion" to an old coachie named Dan,
and for many years after, you could find old Dan and
"Champion" parked in front of Bilgray's.
In conclusion, let me say that the joker who went
around screaming, "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a
horse," must'a had rocks in his head.
Charlie Heim
Crestline, Calif.

Scb~eikBc k

Ships ol the 'niled Stats -lreetr amnhortd in Balboa, Mar(h 10,

The U.S.S. Missouri moves through Gaillard Cut in August,
1953. The Missouri and her sister ships, which are 888feet long
The U.S.S. Saratoga is locked through Miraflores in March, and 108 feet in the beam, are the widest vessels to transit the Panama
1928 Canal.

Those were the days ....
When the fleets converged at the Canal
By Eunice Richard
were the battleships--eight of them. Big armor plated
giants of more than 600 feet-the newest most modern of
their time, steaming majestically one behind the other into
Limon Bay.
Then came the cruisers-eleven sleek heavily ar-
mored warships-each bearing the name of a prominent
United States city.
Following the cruisers were the fighting dogs of the
Navy. The first contingent of the hundred and eight de-
stroyers, showing their speed by cutting swiftly through
the sun flecked Caribbean, slowing down only when they
passed the Cristobal breakwater. Like a well trained team
of gymnasts, they went to their assigned moorings to
await transit through the Canal.
It was the first visit to the new Canal of the 175 ships
of the Pacific Fleet. In fact it was the first appearance of
the Pacific Fleet as a single unit. The U.S. Navy, follow-
ing the end of hostilities in Europe in 1919, had been di-
vided with half of its force to remain on the Atlantic coast
and half to go to the Pacific. It was also the first time that
the strategic value of the Panama Canal was to be fully
And tested it was to the full satisfaction of all military
experts and of Admiral Hugh Rodman, who was the Pan-
ama Canal's first Marine Superintendent and was then
commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet.

The armada arrived in Cristobal July 24, 1919, and
completed passage through the Canal July 27. On July
28, Governor Chester Harding cabled the Secretary of
War in Washington advising him that the Pacific Fleet
had left Balboa for the West Coast having "made an ex-
peditious passage through the Canal without untoward
incident" and to the expressed satisfaction of Admiral
It was noted also that during the period of heaviest
naval business, from July 24 to 27, 19 merchant ships and
several Panama Canal craft were put through the water-
Prior to this historic transit, the only U.S. Navy ar-
mada of any size to use the Canal was a practice squadron
of six battleships which arrived earlier in July enroute to
South America with midshipmen.
The visit of the Pacific Fleet, brief as it was, provided
welcome fun and excitement for the residents of the
Isthmus. The Canal had been open only 5 years and dur-
ing most of that time the world had been embroiled in a
devasting world war. The allied navies and many of the
world merchant ships were confined to the Atlantic. The
navies of the United States and South America were on the
alert off the East Coast to protect the countries of the
Western Hemisphere. Traffic had been light during these
With the end of the war, new plans were being made
by the War Department for the U.S. fighting ships, a num-
ber of which had engaged in action in the north Atlantic
and had been present at the surrender of the German Fleet.
It was a thrill for the local residents to see the powerful
United States Fleet transit the new Canal and a bonanza

for the local merchants when the thousands of men got
shore leave. There were many parties given by local res-
idents to welcome the thousands of white clad officers and
men of the U.S. Navy.
The first men who went ashore in 1919 may have had
a comparatively dull time of it however when the Mayor of
Panama, playing it safe, made the city bone dry for the
sailors. The Star & Herald noted that he issued an order pro-
hibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages of any kind to the
sailors and that they all returned to their ships by 8 p.m. in
good order.
No such order was reported in subsequent visits of the
U.S. Navy which following 1919 made Panama a base for
joint maneuvers of the Atlantic and Pacific fleets up to the
United States entry into World War II.
When in January 1921, Admiral Rodman arrived
from the West Coast with his Pacific Fleet to join the Atlan-
tic ships for maneuvers, there was a gala atmosphere. The
joint fleets returned to Balboa from the Pacific for an 8-day
stay during which 20,000 sailors were given shore leave
daily. There were bullfights in Panama, pre-carnival
dances and balls at the social clubs. President Belisario Por-
ras of Panama entertained the officers of the U.S. battle
fleets at a banquet at the Union Club. Also attending were
104 officials of the Panama Government, officials from the
Canal Zone and members of the diplomatic corps and their
This was the first time that the joint fleets had visited
Panama and the local press reported that the boys in white
made Central Avenue look like "the Great White Way."
There were two paydays while they were here and they
bought everything in sight including mangoes, pineapples,
monkeys, squirrels, iguanas and Spanish shawls. It was es-
timated that they spent more than a million dollars during
shore leave and the press, noting the generosity of navy
men, said there must have been many jitney drivers and
coach owners who became rich men overnight.
At one time in 1921, there were five U.S. admirals on
the Isthmus. Most popular here, of course, was Admiral
Rodman, who had organized the new Panama Canal Ma-
rine Division during construction days. He received local
officials aboard his flagship, the U.S.S. New Mexico, and
went tarpon fishing with his old pals at Gatun.
During the following years, the U.S. Navy made
constant use of the Panama Canal and converged here on
an average of once a year for joint maneuvers. The types of
ships changed with the times but when the early aircraft
carriers Lexington and Saratoga were built, they too came
through although it was a tight squeeze.
It was such a tight squeeze for the U.S.S. Lexington
that during her transit in March 1928 she demolished four
concrete lamp posts at the locks and a handrail on the
Pedro Miguel Locks was smashed flat. The U.S.S. Sara-
toga, her sister ship, had made the transit a short time ear-
lier without incident. They were the largest ever to transit
the locks up to that time. They were 888 feet in length and
had beams of 107.9 feet.
Crowds gathered to see the aircraft carriers squeeze
through and for many years the expression "he scraped by
like the Saratoga" was used in Panama to refer to someone
who barely passed in school.
The aircraft carriers however were not the widest mil-
itary ships ever to transit the Canal. This record is still held
by the U.S.S. Missouri and her sister ships which are 108
feet in the beam.
The Panama Canal Review Winter 1976


"Can you do 96 chin-ups and still keep your chin up?
How are you on pull-ups? Can you do 108? Incidentally,
how's your blood pressure? How's your uncle? I hope it's
nothing trivial. Are you pretty good at cross-country run-
ning? Do your biceps bulge at will, or do you have trouble
articulating? Yes, I think so, either."
The above is standard form AR 00, which all appli-
cants desiring to better their transportation are required to
answer in order to be rated FCCR (First Class Chiva
Rider). If you can successfully answer any of the questions,
there's no use reading this article. However, if you are sin-
cere, and are favoring a bunion, here are a few simple rules
that will enable you to qualify for FCCR.
The first thing, of course, is to catch the chiva. And,
even before that, you must be sure that it is in season and
on time. Did I hear someone ask a question in the back
row? What's a chiva? It's a bust, I mean bus, you dope!
One of the most effective ways of catching a chiva, is
to place yourself directly in its path. The chiva, which very
seldom stops for anything especially passengers, will
start to go over you. If you are lucky enough to have a part
of your anatomy become involved in the gears the chiva
driver will have to stop the infernal machine to extricate
you and undoubtedly somebody already on the chiva will
pick you up, and thus you will achieve your first trip on a
chiva even if it is only as far as the first hospital. This is
only recommended for beginners.
Another thing to remember is how to recognize a
chiva. Whenever you see a mass of people rolling down the
road, and at first glance it looks like a very speedy game of
push ball, grab the shirt of the nearest man and hang on.
It's probably a chiva and you're on it. Simple?
If you are already on the chiva, say, hanging by your
finger tips from the top, watch out that some old-timer
doesn't try to trick you out of your place because they
will do it every time. For example, here is a true story you
will do well to remember:
A newcomer had a very choice purchase on a chiva
when a far-from-innocent bystander cried out, "Joe
Cohen's barracks are on fire." The dope in question
jumped off the chiva and took off on the double. It was not
until he had covered almost a mile, leaving the chiva far
behind, that he suddenly stopped and asked himself,
"What the hell am I running for? My name isn't Cohen."
There are a lot of other things concerning chivas we
could warn you against, but they will have to wait, since
the 'old man' cannot wait for this treatise any longer, or
he'll miss his chiva.
---Courtesy "Jungle Mudder."


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By John F. Shafroth, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, 1958

About six miles from the center of the modern city of
Panama lies Old Panama (Panama Vieja), the first city
founded by Europeans on the Pacific Ocean. Like ancient
Troy, or modern Constantinople, like Gibraltar, or Suez,
or Singapore, its position gave it great importance, for like
those cities, it commanded the trade that geography chan-
neled close to its site. The movement of trade between the
Pacific and the Atlantic was most readily accomplished
across the narrow isthmus that joins North and South
America, which in the early days was known as Tierra
Firme, for there the distance between the two oceans is
least and the continental divide most easily traversed.
In 1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa first gazed upon the
Eastern Pacific. It lay to the south of the mountain peak in
Darien from which he sighted it, and as its vast expanse
was undreamed of, it was christened the South Sea, a des-
ignation found on the old maps of the area.
After the discovery of the new world by Columbus,
other expeditions were sent out and colonial settlements
soon established in the larger islands of the West Indies, on
the coasts of North and Central America and on that part
of the South American coast west of Trinidad which was
known as the Spanish Main. In June 1508, Alonso de
Ojeda obtained a concession to colonize the north coast of
South America to the eastward of the Atrato River which
empties into the Gulf of Uraba, and to this the name of
Nueva Andalucia was given. At almost the same time Diego
de Nicuesa was granted similar rights along the coast of
Central America from the Atrato River and the Gulf of
Uraba to Cape Gracias a Dios, an area that was given the
name of Veragua. Ill fortune followed both. After establish-
ing a settlement at San Sebastian on the eastern side of the
Gulf of Uraba, Ojeda sailed for Santo Domingo but was
shipwrecked on the south coast of Cuba. When the
"bachiller" Martin Fernandez de Enciso arrived at Car-
tagena with supplies and reinforcements for this colony, he
found it had been abandoned after being reduced to the
most desperate straits. With a few such hardy survivors as
Francisco Pizarro and Vasco Nunez de Balboa added to his
own forces, he continued westward to the Gulf of Uraba
and there established a new settlement, Santa Maria de la
Antigua del Darien, on the western shore of the Gulf, even
though this lay in the territory allotted to Nicuesa.
This was the first settlement of any permanence in
Tierra Firme, and here it was that Pedro Arias de Avila
(Pedrarias) came to take over the governorship in 1514.
After the discovery of the Great South Sea, Pedrarias
directed that a city be established on its shores between two
small rivers. This city was later referred to as the "Cup of
Gold, and through it passed a continuous stream of fear-
less adventurers, valiant and hardy soldiers, zealous
priests, and devout nuns, all fired with a desire to gain
fame, to enrich themselves, to convert the heathen or to
establish in this new world cities and provinces like those in
Spain. To accomplish their end, they did not hestitate to
torture or enslave the native Indians. Strong and fearless
were those rugged adventurers who penetrated the thick
jungle and climbed the mountains in this vast new and
unknown world, and while it must be admitted that they

were also possessed with a great lust for gold and that many
were cruel to the Indians, they nevertheless, accomplished
that which even today must be regarded as little short of a
miracle. With a comparative handful of men, they con-
quered great empires and brought the greater part of South
and Central America under the dominion of the Spanish
On the 15th of August 1519, the Licenciado Gaspar
de Espinosa with solemn ceremony founded the city of
Panama and there Pedro Arias de Avila (Pedrarias) directed
the erection of the symbol of the royal authority. In a report
addressed to the Council of the Indies in 1610, it was stated
that the name was derived from the city's being founded
near some large trees that the natives called Panama.
Pedrarias, however, says the city was founded near a
fishing village called Panama, which meant the place of
abundant fishes.
Two years later, on the 15th of September 1521, by a
royal decree dated at Burgos, Spain, the Emperor Charles
V created Panama a city with the title "Nueva Ciudad de
Panama," and gave to it a coat of arms consisting of a
shield bordered with castles and lions surmounted by a
crown. The shield was a golden field divided with a yoke
and a handful of brown arrows with blue tips and silver
feathers on the right half, and two caravels with a star
above on the left. To this, by a decree dated at Lisbon on 3
December 1581, was added the title "Muy Noble y Muy
Leal" (Very Illustrious and Very Loyal).
Like all cities founded in the New World, the begin-
nings of the new city were modest, and records of its de-
velopment and growth are few, possibly due to the devas-
tating earthquake of 1621, the great fire of 1644 and the
final destruction of the city in 1671. Lying at the crossroads
of the New World, it developed in size and importance as
the golden flood of captured riches from the West Coast of
South and Central America poured through it enroute to
Spain. Facing the South Sea, it was at first a long, narrow
settlement between the Rio Gallinero (Rio Abajo) on the
east and a creek called Algarrobo (Quebrada de la Carras-
quilla) on the west. Ten years after its settlement, Oviedo
reported it as consisting of 75 native huts. By 1541, accord-
ing to the Italian historian Benzoni, there were 112 houses
in the city and some 4,000 inhabitants which must have in-
cluded the Indians and negroes. Fortunately, there is ex-
tant a map of old Panama compiled by the military engi-
neer, Cristobal de Roda, in 1609 and a somewhat detailed
report of the city made to the Council of the Indies in 1610.
These closely complement each other and from them can
be gleaned a fairly accurate picture of the city as it then
existed. This report states, "The entire city has four streets
running from East to West and seven from North to South,
a grand plaza and two smaller ones, a great church, five
convents, a hospital, seven royal houses and a jail, a house
for the Cabildo, two hermitages, a house for the tribunals
with ajail, three hundred thirty-two houses with tiled roofs,
forty small houses, 112 native huts of straw, two bridges, a
meat market and a slaughter house. The houses are all of
wood except eight which are of stone." The detailed
description accompanying the above summary follows



closely the plan of the city prepared the previous year by
Roda. Today the ruins of most of the principal buildings
can be identified.
The city in 1610 contained 548 citizens, 303 women,
156 children, 146 mulattoes, 148 free negroes, and 3,500
negro slaves male and female.
Fresh water was always a problem and had to be
brought from deep streams located some distance from the
city although there were numerous wells that gave brackish
water. The sea to the South of the city was so shallow that
the galleons had to be unloaded off the island of Perico
(now one of the fortified islands and joined to the mainland
by a causeway), and barged about two leagues to the city.
Thomas Gage who visited Panama in 1637, which
was sixteen years after the great earthquake, comments on
the wooden construction of many of the houses. At that
time, the public buildings and most of the private houses
were doubtless of modest proportions and crowded one
against another.
In 1587, a proposal was submitted to the royal author-
ities that the rock at the southeastern end of the city be for-
tified and converted into an impregnable bulwark against
the attacks of pirates and a safe place in which to store the
treasure coming from Peru, but while Cartagena was made
a strongly fortified and walled city, Panama continued to
depend principally upon the strength of her local garrison
and the difficulties that an enemy would encounter in cross-
ing the Isthmus from the Atlantic Side.
Despite the lack of fortifications, the city continued to
grow until 1671 when Henry Morgan, the pirate, captured
and sacked the city. Morgan first took his fleet to the island
of Old Providence (Santa Catalina) which capitulated on
the 24th of December after little more than a token resis-
tance. Although it was in the early part of the dry season
when the roads across the Isthmus were easily passable,
Morgan sent a detachment of his fleet under Lieutenant
Colonel Joseph Bradley with four ships and some four or
five hundred men to capture Fort San Lorenzo which com-
manded the entrance to the Chagres. This fort was strongly
fortified and well-manned and was attacked by the bucca-
neers on the 6th of January 1671. The issue was in doubt
for some time until, as Esquemeling reports, one of the
buccaneers was shot through the shoulder by an arrow.
Plucking it out, he wrapped a bit of cotton around the
arrow and placed it in his gun which he then fired. The
powder ignited the cotton and when the arrow fell on a
thatched roof in the fort it started a fire which spread rapid-
ly and caused an explosion in the powder magazine. The
fortress soon fell after this catastrophe. The Spaniards lost
284 men out of the original 314 that composed the gar-
rison. The buccaneers lost Colonel Bradley and 100 men
killed and 70 badly wounded. Five days later, Morgan
arrived with the rest of the fleet. The fort was repaired and
a detachment of 300 men left to guard it and the ships that
were left in the river at the mouth of the Chagres.
On the 18th of January with about 1,400 men,
Morgan commenced his advance up the Chagres. This
advance was slow and difficult and the troops suffered
greatly from lack of food, for even in those days a scorched
earth plan of defense was used, and when an Indian village
was captured, little or no food was found. After seven days
journey up the Chagres, the troops were disembarked and
a detachment of 200 men sent to discover the Panama
Road. They soon came in contact with Indian detachments
and fighting ensued but the troops continued to move for-
ward. On the ninth day they sighted the Cathedral tower

and from the hills saw the islands of Taboga and Tabo-
guilla, and a ship and six boats. Descending the hill they
found a valley with a number of cattle and promptly
slaughtered and roasted a number and thus assuaged their
On the tenth day of their advance, the 28th of Jan-
uary, very early, the buccaneers were drawn up in good
order and continued their advance toward the city. The
vanguard was composed of 300 men under Colonel Lau-
rence Prince and Major John Morris; the main body was
composed of 600 men, the right being under Morgan him-
self and the left being under Colonel Edward Collyer; the
rear guard under Colonel Bledry Morgan consisted of
some 300 men. The Spanish forces, according to Morgan,
consisted of some 1,200 infantry and 600 cavalry, but the
Spanish governor's letter to the queen gave the forces as
1,200 men, mostly negroes, mulattoes and Indians and 200
One of the guides indicated to Morgan that he should
not follow the main road lest he encounter strong resistance
and ambuscades and this advice was accepted and the
pirates moved off the main road and entered the woods
although this route was more arduous and fatiguing. It sur-
prised the Spaniards, however, and the mud and the quag-
mires prevented their troops from maneuvering freely.
After two hours of fighting, the greater part of the Spanish
cavalry had been annihilated. An effort was then made to
stampede the buccaneers with a herd of wild bulls but those
were soon out of control of their vaqueros and were driven
back through the Spanish ranks. The buccaneers then
entered the "Cup of Gold" from its northwestern side and
most of the city was soon in flames. Historians differ as to
the origin of the fire but there are a number of documents
in the Archives of the Indies at Seville and the General Ar-
chives of Simancas in Valladolid that indicate that the city
was fired by order of the Governor who retired to Peno-
nome. The churches of La Merced and San Jose suffered
little from the fire and the royal houses also being made of
stone and mortar did not suffer greatly as they were well
removed from the congested part of the city.
The inhabitants were harshly treated and tortured to
make them divulge where their gold, silver and jewels had
been hidden, but the results were disappointing. It is prob-
able that most of the riches of the city were ferried to
Taboga during the advance of the buccaneers across the
Isthmus, and then placed on the galleon that had been seen
there. But the ship and her rich cargo got safely away, and
though a search was made for her for several days, she was
not again sighted.
Although the Manila and the Acapulco galleons had
somewhat decreased the importance of Panama as a com-
mercial city, it was still of great importance and a picture of
it as it existed in 1671 is of much interest.
Spanish cities in America generally follow the plan
laid down in the Royal Edict of 1573. In the center of the
grand plaza, usually there was a pillar of stone or wood, -
la picota the symbol of royal authority, and fronting on
the plaza was a principal church, the Cabildo and the
prison. The streets ran at right angles to each other
dividing the city into numerous rectangular areas. Panama
followed this general plan, and naturally divided itself into
an official and mercantile area in the eastern part of the
town and an ecclesiastical and residential area to the
westward along the shore with the suburbs of Malambo
and Pierdevidas to the North and Northwest respectively,
where the Indians and negroes had their primitive huts.

In the southeastern end of the city and overlooking the
shallow port at the mouth of the Gallinero were the Royal
Houses consisting of the Treasury, the Royal Audiencia,
and the Houses of the President and the Judges. They were
built on a rock rising well above the surrounding ground
and had the most healthful location and a splendid view of
the sea, the city and the surrounding country. They were
favored by breezes from all directions, and faced upon a
small plaza from which streets ran to the westward to the
great plaza or the cathedral, while from its northern side
ran Calafates Street in a northwesterly direction with the
House of the Genoese or Slave Market on the right and a
cocina or cantina adjacent to it. In the streets running from
this small plaza were the business houses of the city. From

arches, galleries and pillars of hewn stone." On the north
side of the plaza alone among the non-ecclesiastical ruins of
Old Panama are found the ruins of such a building. More-
over, the Cabildo's importance would require that it
occupy a place of importance on the main plaza of the city.
Across the plaza and facing north was the jail of the city.
From the grand plaza, three streets ran to the west-
ward, Carrera which was next to the shore and extended
also to the smaller plaza at the eastern end of the city;
Empedrada, which was the next street to the north, ran be-
tween the great plaza and the gardens of the Convent of
San Francisco, and next, to the north, a street whose name
is not definitely known, but which is sometimes referred to
as Bishop Street (Calle del Obispo), probably because the

Air photograph of Old Panama. (1947) by Rear Admiral John F Shafroth, U.S. Navy.

the south side of the small plaza, a street called Carrera ran
to the westward to the grand plaza, continuing to the west.
Facing on the grand plaza were the cathedral with its great
square tower and bronze bells. According to Roda's map of
1609 and the description of the city forwarded to the Coun-
cil of the Indies in 1610, the Cabildo was immediately
south of the cathedral; but when the latter was destroyed by
the earthquake in 1621, it is probable that the Cabildo
which immediately adjoined it was destroyed at the same
time and rebuilt on the north side of the grand plaza.
Requejo, in his description of the city about 1640, indicates
that the quarters of the prebends were of wood and
immediately south of the cathedral tower and states. "The
Cabildo of the city and the adjoining offices where the gar-
rison and guard corps are located was rebuilt in brick with

house of the bishop was early located on this street. North
of this street and roughly paralleling it was Puentezuela
Street (Street of the Little Bridge) which ran into Calafates
Street (Street of the Caulkers) in the eastern end of the city.
Running from south to north were seven streets or lanes,
the most important being Santo Domingo Street which ran
along the western side of the grand plaza, past the Convent
of Santo Domingo and over the "King's Bridge" and was
the beginning of the road to Porto Bello. Calafates Street in
the eastern part of the city ran in a northwesterly direction
and was important as a business street, but it was relatively
short and ran into a swamp at its northern end from which
Puentezuela Street ran to the westward.
Along Carrera Street, which ran next to the shore, are
the ruins of the Hospital of San Juan de Dios, the Convent

of San Francisco, the Convent of La Merced, and the Fort
of La Navidad which stands a short distance to the east-
ward of the stone bridge on the road to Cruces and Nata.
On its southern side were the jail, some cocinas or cantinas,
the meat market and beyond the bridge, the slaughter
house, but the ruins of these buildings on the south side of
the street are meager.
Empedrada Street ran from the Plaza to the wall of the
garden of the Convent of San Francisco, and on its north-
ern side were the Convent of the Company ofJesus and the
Church and the Convent of the Nuns of the Conception.
The Church of the Nuns of the Conception is one of the
best preserved of the ruins of Old Panama. In 1621 the
nun's church was completely destroyed by the great earth-
quake just after the nuns had completed their evening
prayers and withdrawn from the building so that none were
hurt. This church was formerly believed to have been the
Convent of San Jose, but Mr. Juan B. Sosa in his most
excellent book on "Panama Viejo" points out that the only
two churches that were not destroyed by fire when the city
was sacked and burned in 1671 were the Church of La
Merced and the Church of San Jose, and that thus they
must have been located near the outskirts of the city. Con-
firming this is a report made to the King by Miguel Fran-
cisco de Marichalar under date of October 25th, 1671
which stated that the convent of the barefoot order of the
Augustinians was outside of the city and escaped from the
fire that consumed the city. This leads to the belief that the
large ruins on the right of Santo Domingo Street, a short
distance from King's Bridge, are in reality those of the
Convent of San Jose rather than of the Hermitage of Santa
Ana. A hermitage, as Mr. Sosa points out, is usually very
small and would scarcely have buildings of the size and ex-
tent of those ruins. The fact that no assignment of land was
originally made in the new city for a new Santa Ana Her-
mitage, which would certainly have been of great impor-
tance, supports this conjecture and further supporting it is
a fact that there were certain ecclesiastical disputes regar-
ding the land on which this convent was built which in-
dicate that it was close to a hermitage. Requejo in his rela-
cion in 1640 definitely states that this hermitage had no in-
come. Moreover, a sketch dated 1679 and included in the
first edition of Esquemeling's "Buccaneers of America,"
shows the church of St. Joseph in the northeastern section
of the city.
Immediately to the north of the Cathedral and facing
it was an imposing building of stone which is believed to
have been the Bishop's House. Prior to 1640 it had been
proposed to pay for the services of an organist for the
cathedral from the proceeds of the sale of the house in
which the Bishop formerly lived. Requejo states, "This
house belonged to the church, and was vacated because it
was about to fall down and funds were not available for
repairs or rebuilding. It was agreed between the Dean and
the Cabildo that it should be sold for 8,000 patacones; and
however useful these funds might have been to the church,
they eventually came to naught for 15 days later the house
caved in." Between that time and 1644 the Bishop was in-
stalled in a house near the Cathedral as was generally the
case for he was a person of great importance and power. A
description of the fire of 1644 indicates that it started in the
commercial part of the city and spread to the cathedral and
the Bishop's House. A description of the fire contained in
the "History of the Bishops of Panama" confirms this as it
states, "The conflagration following along the line of
houses where it had commenced attacked the Episcopal

palace for the safety of which the greatest efforts were made
in vain; it had the same fate as the other razed buildings.
Thence it passed to the cathedral which was adjoining and
then the consternation knew no bounds."
The Royal Houses in the southeastern extremity of
the city were not badly damaged in 1671 when Morgan
sacked the city as they were well removed from the confla-
gration and in them Morgan remained until the 5th of
March when he departed, carrying with him one hundred
and seventy-five beasts of burden loaded with silver, gold
and other precious objects and some six hundred prisoners
among men, women, children and slaves. At Venta Cruz
the treasure was inventoried and then transferred to boats
for transportation down the Chagres. On arrival at Fort
San Lorenzo the treasure was divided and much discontent
ensued for the portion of each soldier amounted only to two
hundred pieces of eight. On March 15th, having demol-
ished the fort at the mouth of the Chagres and spiked the
cannon, Morgan sailed for Port Royal with only three or
four ships.
After Morgan's departure, a new site was chosen for
the city with a better port and the construction of the pres-
ent Panama was begun in 1673. Some of the carved stone
work from the ruins is known to have been moved to the
new city and incorporated in some of the buildings there.
The front of the Church of La Merced is reported to have
been so moved from the old city and three of the bells of the
cathedral which were not damaged by the fire were trans-
ferred to the cathedral in New Panama.
The government of Panama is now taking steps to
clear away some of the tropical growth that surrounds the
ruins of the old city, but it is a continuous struggle and a
present-day demonstration that if man does not fight the
jungle, the jungle will overrun the works of man. It is sin-
cerely hoped that "Panama Vieja" will be made a National
Park before it is overrun by the expanding city. Properly
housed relief maps showing Old Panama as it is today and
as it existed at the time of its destruction would be of great
interest, and small scale models of the ecclesiastical and
municipal buildings reconstructed from information glean-
ed from the surviving ruins, from information available in
the Archives of the Indies and from the general knowledge
of Spanish Colonial construction would make Old Panama
a national monument of great interest to the many tourists
who pass through this crossroads of the World.

Next deadline is:

July 25, 1984
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Gamboa Canal Zone Girl Scout Troop taken about 1964 after an outing. Back row, standing: Barbara Forest, Marsha Watkins,
Collene Campbell, Danelle Haff, Bonnie Marlow, Mrs. Campbell, Chaperone, Carmen Joudrey, Leader, A. Jimmy Hudgins,
Chaperone and photographer, Rose Hudgins, Assistant Leader, Carol Kelly, Mrs. Kelly, Chaperone, Wanda Bell. Kneeling, behind front
row: Sandra Mills (?), ? Sellens, Denise Haf. Front row: Donna Mills (?), Frankie Jones, Nancy Coleman, ?, Mary Ricker,
Nora Quinn, Patsy Kelly, (?), Lorraine Shuey, Valerie DePiper, (?). Carmen Joudrey Howe would like to know of any mistakes or
omissions. She also has the negative for any of those interested. Write to: Carmen Howe, 207 Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe, N. C. 28742.

1939 Facts and Figures

Original construction cost of the Pana-
ma Canal (net) .................. $380,000,000.00

Capital investmentJuly 1, 1939 ....... $543,150,444.95

Length of the Panama Canal
from deep water to deep water............ (miles). 50

Airline distance Balboa to Cristobal.......... (miles) .. 36

Gatun Lake, area, 163.5 square miles; watershed area,
1,320 square miles; normal capacity, 183,172 million
cubic feet.

Madden Lake, area, 17 square miles; watershed area 396
square miles; normal capacity, 22,119 million cubic

Largest ship to transit the Panama Canal-S.S. Bremen,
North German Lloyd Line, 52,896 tons gross, paid
$15,143.40 in tolls. Transited February 15, 1939.

Largest warships to transit-H.M.S. Hood, 44,800 tons
displacement (all war vessels transiting are charged ac-
cording to displacement tonnage) paid $22,400. Tran-
sited July 1924.

Dry excavation in Canal prism
up to time of opening .......

Wet excavation in Canal prism
up to time of opening .......

Total excavation in Canal
prism up to time of opening ..

Total auxiliary excavation up
to time of opening ..........

(cubic yards) 118,991,753

(cubic yards) 89,035,787

(cubic yards) 208,027,540

(cubic yards) 76,644,655

Excavation by the French ...... (cubic yards) 78,146,960

Excavation by the French use-
ful to the Americans in the
construction of the Canal ....

Total excavation from Gail-
lard Cut section up to time
of opening (nearly one-
fourth necessary because of
slides) ....................

Grand total of excavation fis-
cal years 1904-1939, in-
clusive ..................

(cubic yards) 29,908,000

(cubic yards) 102,767,120

(cubic yards) 419,467,555



The Governor of the Canal Zone is responsible for the
functions of Civil Government and, as President of the
Panama Canal Company, is chief executive officer of the
corporation, with general and actual control of its affairs
and business and supervision over its employees.
As Governor, he is responsible for public health, cus- i
toms, immigration, schools, postal service, police and fire
protection, hospitals, courts, and relations with the Repub-
lic of Panama.
As president of the Company, he is responsible for the
George W. Goethals efficient operation of the Panama Canal in the transiting of Chester Harding
(1914-1917) vessels, maintenance, and operation of ship repair facil- (1917-1921)
cities, harbor terminals, the Panama Railroad, the Com-
pany steamship, motor transportation and public utilities,
including the water, telephone, and electric power systems.
He also is responsible for Company services such as hous-
ing and other employee facilities.

Jay J. Morrow

M.L. Walker

Harry Burgess

Julian L. Schley

C.S. Ridley

Glen E. Edgerton

M Am
J.C. Mehaffey

F.K. Newcomer

William E. Potter

W.A. Carter

John S. Seybold

Robert J. Fleming, Jr.

Walter P. Leber

David S. Parker

Harold R. Parfitt

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To be held at: Brown Derby Santa Madeira Restaurant
Date: SATURDAY, August 4, 1984
Meet at: 11:00 a.m. Cash bar available*
11:30 a.m. Serve Yourself Salad Bar opens
12:00 noon Main Course served
1:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting

Menu: Prime Rib Tomato juice appetizer Salad bar
green beans with mushrooms Baked potato -
Sherbet Coffee, Tea, Iced tea or Sanka.
Price: $9.55 Includes Tax and Tip (Gratuity)

**Cash bar will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
if requested, will open after Meeting.

NOTE: All drinks Hi-balls, cocktails, beer and wine is
$1.50 (Subject to change). Sodas are 75.
Drinks will be made with either Well brand or Call
brand whiskies at the $1.50 price so make sure you
name your brand.


Please make reservations at $9.55 ea.
Make check payable to:
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Mail to:
Secy/Treas., Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Deadline for reservations or cancellations is
July 26, 1984

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The Northwest Annual Picnic Reunion will be held
August 4, 1984 (Saturday), at Camano Island State Park,
Camano Island, Washington, from 10:30 a.m. to dusk.
The hostess is Mrs. Betty Skimming. Bring your picnic
and join the fun.
The reserved area is easily reached by entering the up-
per road marked "Boat Launch" and is on the south end of
the park. There are no hookups for trailers, however spaces
are available on a first-come first-served basis. Tent sites
will be handled the same and the charge is $5.50 for a fami-
ly of six.
For further information, call Mrs. Betty Skimming,
1-206-387-1351 or write her at 854 W. South Rocky Pt.
Drive., Camano Island, Washington 98292.

BHS-CHS Class Reunion of 1960 25th Class Reunion
Interest has been expressed in having a 25th reunion
in conjunction with the annual reunion of the Panama
Canal Society in 1985. We need help from all our class
members to make this possible by knowing the current ad-
dresses of our members. Contact one of those listed below
with names and addresses of the Class of 1960.
Further information will be provided on progress
made in the Canal Record.
Barbara Bartlett Garlitz BHS '60
38 Laurel Ridge Road
Hickory, NC 28601
Tel: 704-322-3466

Marvel Davison Townsend BHS '60
3528 N.W. 30th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32605
Tel: 904-376-1386

Jim Will CHS '60
162 Covina Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Tel: 213-613-8227

Those interested in a 10th anniversary reunion for
BHS '76 please contact Helen Malin Christiansen, RR 2,
Box 224-C, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501, or Janet Men-
denhall Wesley, Rt. 4, Box 980, Williamston, N.C.
27892. All CHS graduates are welcome as well. Please en-
close a small donation along with current addresses and
phone numbers.

CLASS REUNION BHS Classes 1949, 1950,
1951. Based on the positive responses we have received,
and after meeting with many members of these classes at
the Tampa Reunion in April, it was decided to go ahead
with the "multi-class" reunion to be held in conjunction
with the 1985 Panama Canal Society Reunion. Although
the date and location are not known at this time, we must
continue to locate many missing addresses of our class-
mates. At this time, we have approximately 125 classmem-
bers located from the three classes. Please send names and
addresses to the following:
Class of 1949 Anne (Carpenter) Rathgeber
330 Vassar Ct., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Class of 1950 John (Bill) Schmidt
2739 Vassar Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Class of 1951 Libby (Blitch) Gray
Rt. 17, Box 1388, Tallahassee, FL 32308
We have been working for over two years on this
project and the excitement is obvious from those contacted.
Let's not drop the ball. We need everyone's help. Thanks.
John Schmidt
Tallahassee, FL

A no-host picnic will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, September 29, at the Davis Bayou Campground
of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs,
Mississippi. All ex-Zonians in the area or passing through
are cordially invited to attend.
Those with trailers or RVs are advised that Davis
Bayou has 51 campsites with electric and water hookups
and a dump station. The fee is $10 per night, and $5/night
for "Golden Age" campers. For more information on the
park, contact the Assistant Superintendent, Gulf Islands
National Seashore, 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, MS
39564. For more information on the picnic, contact Hugh
and Chita Cassibry (601) 875-3698, or Duncan and Hat-
tie Laird (601) 875-0994.

If the name "Flat Out Snodgrass" means anything to
you, send your name to Larry Mohler, 4218 Peekskill
Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033 and let him know if you can come
to the 1985 Panama Canal Society Reunion in Florida.
Larry and "Choppy" White are co-chairing a roundup of
all old riding and racing buddies of the Coast-to-Coast
Motorcycle Club, along with their friends and families.
The number attending is needed for planning. Old movies
and photographs will be displayed. "Flat Out Snodgrass"
T-shirts will be ordered. Other ideas and suggestions are
welcome. As soon as plans are firmed up, Larry will get a
detailed letter to all on the list, so let him or "Choppy"
hear from you right away. "Choppy's" address is 1408
45th Ave., N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33703, (813)
525-7568. Larry's phone is (703) 378-7148.

Northeast Florida has a large population of former
residents of the Canal Zone. They've decided to organize
and sponsor a "Fun Day in the Sun" to be held at Metro-
politan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a city park
located on the beautiful St. John's River and seen nation-
wide each year on Public Television's "All That Jazz."
Planned as a family affair, the picnic will be held
Saturday, August 11, 1984 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For
more information, please contact Mrs. Bebe (Holmes)
Daniel at 4757 Irvington Avenue, Jacksonville, Fla. 32210
or call (904) 384-6974 after 2 p.m.
Mark your calendars now for a FUN DAY IN THE
SUN and plan to spend a day or two of the summer in
Bebe (Holmes) Daniel
Alice (Baggott) Gundlach
Rose (Hensler) Crider

SOCIAL HOUR 11:30 A.M.-BUFFET 12:30 P.M.
Ballroom, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue
Once again our members have requested to have their
luncheon at the Yacht Club. Anna and Joe Collins have ac-
cepted to co-chair this affair.
The St. Petersburg Yacht Club is located downtown,
bordering Beach Drive and 1st Avenue North. Sorry, the
club policy is NO guest parking.
Parking is available one block west on 1st Avenue and
1st Street North, in front of the Soreno Hotel. Free parking
is on the approach to the pier next to Doc Webb's Senior
Citizens Club.
If you have attended the luncheon the last two years
then you know the Club which overlooks the Tampa Bay is
a lovely setting for our meeting and the food is truly
gourmet. The suggested menu is Beef Burgundy, a Hot
Chicken dish, Rice Pilaf, Shrimp Salad, three or four other
salads, assorted molded salads with fruit and Cottage
Cheese, Dressings, Rolls and Butter, Assorted Desserts -
Cream Puffs, brownies, chocolate eclairs, etc., with
Cost $10.50, tax and gratuity, plus cost for the Bar
Cashier, included.
We must have a minimum of 100 persons attending.
Deadline For Reservations or Cancellations
June 28, 1984

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JULY 6, 1984

Please make reservations at $10.50 each $ .

Check should be payable to: Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc.

MAIL Reservations and check to: Sec/Treas
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Box 11566
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Deadline For Reservations Or Cancellations
June 28, 1984

City State Zip
Telephone No.

The BHS-CHS Index of Alumni is being updated for
1985. Corrections in information, particularly addresses
and telephone numbers should be sent to:
Conrad Horine
5728 Barley Ct.
Bonita, CA 92002
If you know of any alumni who is not listed, please
send Conrad the following information: Name, address,
high school, class year, telephone number, college at-
tended, major, degree, year granted, occupation,
employer's name, spouse's name (include maiden name),
number of children and grandchildren.


The West Coast Reunion, sponsored by the Panama
Canal Society of Southern California will be held Septem-
ber 14-16, 1984. For room reservations, write to Holiday
Inn, 1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California,
92101-3385. For room discount, indicate that you are with
the Panama Canal Reunion. The Banquet/Dance is $25/
person; Luncheon is $11/person, and the Golf Tournament
is $5/person. Mail your reservations to Conrad Horine,
5728 Barley Court, Bonita, CA 92002. There will be
courtesy transportation to the Airport and Sea Port
Village. Two blocks from Tiajuana Trolley and downtown
San Diego. Make room reservations prior to August 24 at
the Holiday Inn. For 30% discount on air fares, call
Shirley Mills, (800) 241-6773. This applies to any car-

Plans are underway for the Society's 1985 Reunion
and volunteers for committee work will be most welcome.
The 1985 Reunion will tentatively be held sometime
around June.
It would be most helpful to know well in advance who
will be available to help make the 1985 Reunion as suc-
cessful as those in the past. It is not necessary to live in the
Tampa/St. Petersburg area to serve on a committee.
Please contact Pete Foster, 2389 Citrus Hill Road,
Palm Harbor, Fla. 33563; Telephone (813) 785-8555 if you
wish to serve on one of the following committees and state
your preference.

Transportation (Buses)

Card Party/Luncheon
Child Care

FOR TRAVEL: Three families wanted, reservations
now, for one week during summer of 1984 at England
Resort. Interested in Continent tour either before or after.
Write or call Ms. Terry Zemer, 824 Third Ave. N.,
Apartment #3, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Tel: (813)

BHS CLASS OF 1974 REUNION: Plans are being
made to hold a Stateside reunion June 29, 1984, thru July
1, 1984, in Tampa, Florida. A Panama reunion is tenta-
tively being planned for May 1984.
Help is greatly needed in finding classmates! Please
contact Debbie Foster Byrne, 4907 Murray Hill Drive,
Tampa, Fla. 33615 or call (813) 886-0771.

Balboa High School Class of 1964
20 Year Class Reunion Summer of 1984
Address all inquiries to: Joseph Bremer, 725 N. Oak Park
Ave., Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Tel: (312) 383-6131

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October 8 Practice Round Check in at Pro Shop
for Tee Time.
October 9 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM Shot Gun start
for Mexican Best Ball Tournament.
October 10 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM Medal Play -
Shot Gun start.
October 10 7:00-8:00 PM Free Cocktail Party
8:00 PM Awards Dinner (Dress casual)
October 11 Golf in AM for those wishing to play.
Your own foursome and tee time.
The Golfer's Special Package Plan is $170 plus tax per
person, double occupancy, which includes: Lodging for
October 8, 9, 10. Golf with cart, 18 holes October 8, 9,
10, 11.; Dinner on October 8, 9, and Awards Dinner on
October 10; Breakfast for October 9, 10, 11. All gratuities.
The cost for non-golfers is $120 plus tax and includes all of
the above except golf. Entry fee for tournament under
Package Plan is $13.
Tournament and entry fee $13.
Non-member $16.80 for green fees and cart,
Members $5.25 per day, cart fee.
Awards Dinner $15 per person.

We have 60 rooms set aside for us until September 20.
We are limited to 144 golf and 280 for the Awards Dinner.
Those under the Package Plan will be given preference.
Local golfers and guests, second preference; those at-
tending the Awards Dinner will be given third preference.
The Mexican Best Ball Tournament on October 9 will be
composed of a 4-man team (A,B,C,D players) with Medal
Play on October 10. Make your own foursome for Medal
Play if you wish. Send entry fees and room reservation
deposits to Hugh Norris, (address above) and he will make
room reservations for you and your roommate. Room de-
posit is $25 per person and your check should be made out
to the Olympia Spa. Confirmation of reservations will be
made by the Spa. Entry fee checks should be made out to
Hugh Norris and sent along with names and handicaps of
golfers in order to set up pairings. If you are making up
your own team for Medal Play on October 10, send us
your team members' names and handicaps. Package Plan
reservations should be received no later than August 31,
1984. Any reservations received after that date will be held
to fill any cancellations. Be sure to specify arrival date when
sending reservations requests.
In the past, all golfers have competed in Medal Play
under the CALLOWAY SYSTEM. At the end of the
tournament last year, the women requested a Ladies Flight
which we will have but still under the CALLOWAY SYS-
TEM. Hope this will be acceptable to all. Let's all come
out, have a good time and meet with old friends. Let us
hear from you and we look forward to seeing you in Octo-

Your Committee
Hugh Norris
Hugh Thomas
Joe Burgoon
Bill Sullivan
Jim Coman, our witty M.C.

Dothan, Ala., October 8, 9, 10, 11, 1984
Send to: Mr. Hugh Norris
P.O. Box 953
Dothan, AL 36301
Please reserve room(s) for me.
My room deposit of $25/person is enclosed, made
Yes O No E
My entry fee of $13 is enclosed, made out to Hugh
Norris (address above).
Yes O No ]
Non-Package Plan people wishing to attend Awards
Dinner pay $15/person, to Hugh Norris, is enclosed.
Yes D No 0
I request this foursome for Medal Play on October
10. If no request, check here O.
Name Handicap
Name Handicap
Name Handicap
Name Handicap
I am registering under the Golfers Special Package
Plan. Yes E No OE
I am registering under the NON-Golfers Special
Package Plan. Yes O No E
BHS Class of 1970: Anyone interested in a 15-year
class reunion in 1985 in Texas? We want opinions and ad-
dresses of former classmates. What about CHS of 1970?
Want to join us? Write any one of the following for more
Faye Wiser Finegan
7307 Broken Arrow
Austin, TX 78745
Tel: 512-447-1199
Rudy Crespo
1367-A Oak
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: 415-621-1743
Vicki Sizemore Koenig
2503 Royal Vista
Killeen, TX 76541
Jacque Crowell Vowell
P.O. Box 2842
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Tel: 602-337-2151

Charge for 1/20th (Approx. 3-1/4 "x 1") page is
$2.00. 1/5th page is $4.00. Send all ads to P.O. Box
11566, St. Petersburg, FL 33733, c/o The Editor.
Ads accepted from members only.

Canal Zone Police Commemorative Pistol: .45
ACP Colt, Royal Blue Government Model. Unique serial
numbers: CZP-1 Serial number stamped on weapon
and magazine. Slide on one side has Canal Zone Police
Badge in gold and the legend "Canal Zone Police
1904-1982.)) Reverse side of the slide has the legend "Colt's
Commemorative" also in gold.
The pistol will have plain rosewood grips, each with a
medallion in its center bearing the Seal of the Government
of the Canal Zone.
The pistol will come with a wood presentation case
bearing, on the upper left, a "burned in" badge of the
Canal Zone Police, and on the bottom right of the cover, a
plate with the legend "Canal Zone Police 1904-1982" with
additional space suitable for personalized engraving. The
case has a drawer covered with glass and is lined in velvet.
Colt Industries has been contacted to produce the
pistol. The price is $1300.00 plus shipping and insurance.
If interested in this nice collector's investment, write
and send a SASE to: Oswaldo I. Montalvo, (former
Police Lieutenant), 16927 Creekline, Friendswood, TX

For Sale: Pen Sets. (#1) Panama Railroad Original
Rail, Tie & Spike, 1853-1869 (#2) French Rail on Tie,
Construction Era, (#3) Panama Canal Matches Large
cover & small box embedded in plastic on mahogany -
Plus Panama Canal photographs of Construction Days -
early 1900's to late 1930's Six different sets, 10 photos
per set. Pictures have dates and identification on each.
$4.75/set. Write for prices and information on Pen Sets.
Bee Winford, 1227 Oak Hill St., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Tel: 813-682-6350.

Photographs Wanted: For publication in various ar-
ticles covering Canal Zone/Panama history. Most needed
are shots depicting, in Colon: Bolivar Avenue, Bottle
Alley, Barrio de Tolerancia, Bilgray's Beer Garden; In
Panama City: Central Avenue, "J" Street, Ancon Post
Office, old walls around New Panama City, Coconut
Grove, 4th of July Avenue, and any or all churches,
anywhere in the Republic. Remuneration by credit line
assured, or token payment offered. Please contact: Art
Tolp, Sr., P.O. Box 2073, Ft. Myers, FL 33902. All com-
munications will be answered.

For Sale: Famous controversial T. Shirts, banned for
wear by the U.S. Military in Panama, depicts present
mood of Canal employees. Colorful and attention-getting
logo. Quality shirt of 50% cotton, 50% polyester. First of a
series. $10.50 each, included postage. Makes an excellent
gift. Ed Armbruster, PSC Box 814, APO Miami, FL

For Sale: Bing & Grondahl plates: Christmas 1972,
73, 74, 75, 76, 77; Mother's Day 1974, 75, 76, 77. Write:
R.L. Johnson, 2434 Brookside Ave., Kissimmee, FL

For Sale: Panama Canal Seal hooked rug, new,
$100.00. Emley Henter, 1372 49th Ave., N.E., St. Peters-
burg, Fla. 33703. Tel: (813) 522-5858.

Wanted: Large framed relief map of the Isthmus,
showing Canal Zone and areas adjacent to Panama. Will
purchase or swap my collection of large, colored, pan-
oramic and topographic scenic maps of the Isthmus and
Costa Rica, on heavy bond paper suitable for framing and
all in prime condition. John A. Michaelis, 906 Wren
Place, Rogers, Arkansas 72756.

Wanted: To photocopy old Canal Zone photos to
create new negatives. Will pay for postage in both direc-
tions by registered mail. Will furnish new prints or nega-
tives on owners request. All Canal Zone material appre-
ciated from construction to 1950's. Particularly short on
material on old Ancon and Cristobal in action between New
York and Cristobal and hopefully shipboard scenes U.S.
Army aircraft of 1920's through 1940's as well as general
military scenes and general scenes of community activ-
ities about townsites. George M. Chevalier, Box 905,
Chula Vista, Calif. 92010.

For Sale: Beautiful brick house situated on 4 acres of
rolling hills overlooking Lake Guntersville. In sportman's
paradise, Guntersville, Alabama. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,
large living room, spacious family room, formal dining
room. Excellent retirement house, spacious grounds for
horses and garden. Contact Ed Armbruster, PSC Box
814, APO Miami, FL 34002.


For Sale: Brand New Buckle. Second Collector's
Series Panama Canal Belt Buckles. Solid brass, oval shape,
large raised lettering "Canal Zone Forever" surrounding
Canal Zone Seal. Beautifully done and unconditionally
guaranteed. $11.00 each or two for $21.00. Please add
$2.00 for postage and handling with each order. Mike Car-
penter, 129 Valencia Dr., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548.
Tel: (904) 863-1855.

For Sale: Twelve designs in prints, each drawing
printed in a limited edition of 100; matted, tied,
numbered and signed. The matted print fits any standard
11x14" diploma-type glassed frame. The price of $7.00
each includes postage and handling.

Lynda Geyer
7120 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33138
(305) 751-4451
Please send the following:
1983 Edition: Quantity Cost @ $7.00 ea.
Cuna Girl
Panama Viejo
Tamborito (Montuna)
El Morro (Pelican)
1984 Edition -
Cuna Seamstress
Miraflores Locks _
Mi Pollera
Tivoli Hotel_
Gamboa LighthouseI
Summit Gardens
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Wanted: Anyone having pieces of Royal Doulton
Coachman'or Hunting Scene patterns to sell, please con-
tact Alice Strauss McLean, 7874 Spencer, #15, Pasadena,
TX 77505.


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P.O. Box 157
Texas, 78652

For Sale: Minton China set. "Crasmere" pattern.
107 pieces. Mint condition. Asking $1000.00. Gene S.
Clary, P.O. Box 1909, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Phone
(704) 693-3310.

Wanted: Japanese "1000 head or 1000 face" China,
imported to Canal Zone in early 1930's. Also: Royal Doul-
ton "Leedspray" cup and saucer with green border.
Roberta (Hollander) Williamson, 1020 Dawn Dr., Titus-
ville, Fla. 32796. (305) 269-1948.

Wanted: I'm interested in trying to locate (4) tiny
Toby Jugs to complete collection. Have extras willing to
swap. Warren D. Marquard, 260 South Mary Ave., Sun-
nyvale, CA 94086.

Yes, we would like to purchase color slide
set(s) of MOLA ART. I understand all sets include sixty
slides, printed narration and bibliography. Price per set is
$99.95. Enclosed is my check __ money order __
in the amount of $ Purchase Order No.




Conditions for sale of this program prohibits any form
of reproduction or transmission of its contents by photo-
graphic or electronic or any other reproductive method.
Gerald J. Le Page 1983

by Gladys R. Graham. A 129-page Hand/Cook book to
help you remember recipes and the names of vegetables
and animals that were edible. Send check for $6.00 to: Jean
Fears, 627 Wimbledon Dr., Dothan, Alabama 36301.

Wanted: Royal Doulton Mugs, Figurines, Animals,
China. Paying $35 ea. for tiny 1 4 mugs. Please contact
Claudis Howell, 1205 Fountainhead Dr., Deltona, Fla.
32725. Phone (305) 574-434.

Wanted: Roosevelt Medals with bars. Will pay $230
for 2 bars; $325 for 3 bars and $500 for 4 bars. Will not be
resold. For my personal collection. Brad Wilde, Star Rt.
2, Box 480, Susanville, CA 96130.

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Application for Membership
Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

I, hereby apply for membership (Renewal) to the '=
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and enclose my $15.00 annual membership fee,
for the year 1984. $10.00 of this amount is for a subscription to the Canal Record for I
one year. I


Name (Spouse)



CZ Affiliation


PRINT) Societ


State Zip Code Please mail to:


y Tag, $4.00 ea.
Decal, $1.50 ea.,

AmountEnclosed $ Check O. Cash
Amount Enclosed $__ Check __M.O. Cash __ I

Membership and subscription fee is $15.00 per year, per family. (One household)
Please send money order unless check is on State's Bank
Delinquent charges of $2.00 will be assessed to those members who do not remit for ICity
renewal membership fee prior to 1 February.
Memberships expire on 31 December and renewal must be postmarked by 31 January
Sin order to avoid delinquent fee. I
| State Zip Code
New memberships will be accepted after 1 July in any year for $2.50 in membership
fees and $5.00 for subscription to the Canal Record for the balance of that calendar
year, providing the following year's membership and subscription fees are paid at the Number wanted, Tags
same time (in advance). INumber wanted, Decals
Name should be exactly as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE.
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs. Totenclsed
mm urn1 .1 .m.J. .

Wanted: Anyone having pieces of Boda Swedish
Crystal, Pyramid Pattern, to sell, please contact Vera L.
Hanna, Box 1199, APO Miami, FL 34002.

For Sale: Antique maps and prints of the Americas.
For illustrated catalogue (includes section on Panama -
mostly pre-1850), send $1.00 to: K.S. Kapp, Box 64,
Osprey, Fla. 33559.

Wanted: BHS, CHS, CZJC or CZC yearbooks all
years. Canal Records from before September 1955. Canal
Record Annual issues from before 1966. Panama Canal
Reviews all issues. Patt Foster Roberson, 2915 Glen
Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.


For Sale: One hour
video tape, "Panama and
the Panama Canal," nar-
rated by Chris Robinson,
(Dr. Rick Weber of Gen-
eral Hospital). Beta $37.50,
VHS $40.00, includes
postage. Contact Ed
Armbruster, PSC Box
814, APO Miami, FL


"I fell asleep the other night and
while I hab my snooze,
I breamei each member stepped right
up and promptly paid his hues,
But when I found t'was hut a bream
I nearly threw a fit.
It's up to you to make it true,


(Author Unknown)

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