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VOL.18 DECEMBER 1984 NO.5
J. F. Warner
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
William F. Grady
Sergeant at Arms
Joseph L. Hickey
The President's M message ............................................. 1
From the Secretary ...................................... ............ 2
E ditor's C orner ..................................................... 2
Legislative R report ............................. .......... ............ 3
Am endm ents to the Bylaws ............... ............ ............... 4
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ............................. 6
Activities ............ ........................................... 8
R etirem ents ........................................................ 16
N ew s C lips ............ ......... ................................ 16
News Condensed from the "Spillway" ................................ 19
Your R reporter Says............ .................................... 20
Alabama ...................... 20 North Carolina............... 30
Arkansas...................... 21 N orthwest................... 31
California ..................... 23 Panam a .................... 33
Florida ....................... 24 South Carolina............... 35
Louisiana ..................... 27 Texas ...................... 36
M ississippi .................... 27 V irginia .................... 39
New Jersey .................... 29 The Younger Generation ...... 39
1985 Reunion, Tampa, Florida ................................. Centerfold
C congratulations ............................ ......................... 40
W eddings .......................................................... 42
B irth s .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 4 7
With Deep Sorrow ................................................... 49
Letters to the Editor ........................... ....................... 53
Looking Back ....................................................... 58
A nnouncem ents .................................................... 62
For Sale or W anted .................................................. 68
Apartotel Don Carlos 57
Vigilant Real Estate 60
Orange Villa Retirement Home 57 Russ Spirtos Realty, Inc. 57
Harcourt BraceJovanovich, Publishers 67
Front and back cover: Bradley Pearson has again offered his original pen and ink
drawings for inclusion in the Canal Record. The front cover depicts a Cuna Indian
family at home during the festive season, while the back cover salutes all members with
Christmas Greetings. Thanks again, Brad.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Dec 7 Christmas Party/Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, SPIFFS, 2201 1st Ave. N., St.
Petersburg, FL. Eat at 12:00 noon, Meeting at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 4 Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., SPIFFS, 2201 1st Ave. N., St.
Feb 2 PCSOFL "Carnavalito", Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg,
Mar 1 Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., SPIFFS, 2201 1st. Ave. N., St.
Apr 5 Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., SPIFFS, 2201 1st. Ave. N., St.
May 3 Regular Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., SPIFFS, 2201 1st. Ave. N., St.
June 5-8 Annual Reunion, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Jul 12-15 Pocono Reunion, Best Western Hill Motor Lodge, Tannersville, Pa.
* Meeting place may change in 1985. Notification will be mailed each Florida member, other-
wise all members will be informed in the March issue of the Canal Record.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
5 o(A Non-Profit Organization)
S To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
S. 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.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. reserves the right to refuse to print anything derogatory or of a controversial nature,
including any advertising not in the best interests of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, whose sole aim is to Preserve American Ideals
and Canal Zone Friendship.
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
HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
5094 40th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
Printed by ROBERTS PRINTING, INC., Dunedin, FL 33528
Since my message to you in the September Record, the
following has transpired in the Society.
An umbrella type Insurance Policy has been pur-
chased, in the amount of $300,000, that covers liability,
Personal injury and property damage for all Society func-
tions, regular and special. Cost of this Policy is $1100.00 yr.
At the regular Society meeting held on September 4,
1984, the members passed Standing Rule #20 which per-
mits the Executive Board to obtain either a 2nd or 3rd Class
mailing permit and to mail out a flyer or postcard to Florida
members only or to all Society members. At the present
time we cannot make any changes until they come out in the
Record (Each 3 months). An example of the need for this
rule is that we are looking for a new monthly meeting place,
starting January 1, 1985. We will probably not have a final
answer on any place before November or December, too
late to go in the December Record. By postcard we can
notify the Florida members, on short notice. They will
probably be the members that will attend.
I have appointed Anna Collins chairperson for nom-
inating a slate of 1985 officers. Serving on this committee
will be Dorothy Yocum and Joe Hickey, elected from the
Executive Board and Sara Rowley and Russell Jones,
elected from the Society. The slate will be in the March
There are proposed amendments published in this
Record. One of them is proposing "ballots by mail". This
would give each of you the right to vote on Society officers
and amending bylaws. I hope that the members present and
voting on this particular amendment will extend this right to
all of you by passing this amendment.
Our 2nd V. P. Bill Stock is still working on obtaining
Past President Pins.
Anna Collins is following up on correspondence con-
cerning the gift to the Society by the C.Z. Credit Union.
We have now received the recommendations of the
committee working on the upgrading (computerization) of
1. Most ideal and beneficial solution Long Range -
Establish a position to handle all the operations of the Soci-
ety. (Secy/Treas, Record Editor)
2. To turn over to All Words Services, a computer/
word processing service a large portion of the Secy/Treas
and Record Editor Duties. This would be effective January
3. To obtain our own computer/word processing
The committee recommends that we go with choice 2
for at least six months.
Jean Mann, Pat Beall, Pete Foster and I met with
Mrs. Ann Laird, Manager of AWS to provide Jean and
Pat the opportunity to ask any questions they might have
concerning the AWS operation.
It has also been brought up in the Executive Board,
that we should consider renting office space so that all Soci-
ety operations would be carried out in one central location
- more on this at a later date.
On September 15th the Bob Herringtons, John
Schmidts and Vice Mays attended the picnic held on Mer-
ritt Island. We had a fine time and were able to rub shoul-
ders with our East Coast Zonians.
Our October 6th picnic at Seminole Park was
GREAT. The food was varied and EXCELLENT, our
ladies really went all out. Many, many thanks to all the
members who donated prizes. Thanks to Bill Stock and his
committee for a very enjoyable day and thanks to ALL who
attended; without you, no food, no picnic.
Plans are still underway to hold some trips for the
members. I hope that during November we will have
broken the ice with a day long trip to Sea World. If that is a
success we will keep on planning.
Once Again A WORD TO THE WISE If you
are planning to attend the '85 reunion, put in your reserva-
tions as soon as the December Records get in your "hot lit-
Hope to see many of you at our monthly meetings and
great big bunch at the '85 reunion.
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
OF FLORIDA, INC.
THRU: Executive Board
SUBJECT: Honorary Membership
During the year 1982, I had the distinct pleasure of
meeting and working with Mrs. Genevieve (Jenny) Blinn, a
National Registered Parliamentarian.
Jenny gave willingly and unselfishly of her time, know-
ledge and expertise working with the Bylaws Committee in
producing the bylaws that were adopted at the Annual
Meeting of the Society held April 13, 1984.
Although by law, she is permitted to charge $50.00 per
hour and up for her services, she gave her time to the society
- FREE OF CHARGE.
She worked over 52 hours with the Bylaws Committee
and during the remainder of her year she attended Society
and Executive Board meetings to furnish advice, when it
During the year 1983 Jenny dropped out of sight due to
open animosity and ill feelings of several Society members
towards her; however, she remained only a phone call away
for any who requested her assistance.
It is therefore with great pleasure that I propose Mrs.
Genevieve Blinn for Honorary Membership in the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Submitted in accordance with the provision of Article
III, Sec. 3c (1) (2) of the Society Bylaws.
Victor H. May, Jr
The end of 1985 is drawing near and it is dues time
again. Don't forget, dues are due by 31 December and after
31 January are delinquent.
Once again, I shall ask you to send a stamped self-
addressed envelope with your dues. You'll get your cards
back quicker and save me lots of time.
The end of this month is a time to think about New
Years Resolutions. May I suggest one? I resolve to notify
the Panama Canal Society of any change of address I
may have as soon as I know my new address.
I'm sorry that we had so few address changes for com-
mission employees in last months Annual Issue, but we
printed all those that we had received. This points out the
importance of notifying us as soon as you know. I venture to
say that you all knew your PAC or AAC number long be-
fore 25 September (Annual Issue deadline).
At this time I would wish each and every one of you a
most Happy Holiday Season. May your Christmas be
Merry and may your New Year be filled with Good Health
and Good Cheer and above all PEACE.
We are fortunate in having two new, live-wire
reporters joining us and adding on to our news coverage.
Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman (904) 576-0379
308 Westwood, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Colette M. Carlisle (713) 859-2439
5202 Smokey River Dr., Katy, TX 77449
We wish them all the best. We know their contribu-
tions to the Canal Record will help enhance news coverage
over the Tallahassee and Houston areas where many Zon-
You should have the November (Directory) issue by
the time you get this. Just wanted you to know that there
were approximately 1500 changes/additions/corrections
made. People certainly move around a lot. I'm not keeping
score, but I think there are two families who keep their suit-
cases packed all the time!
An area of concern are the changes made in Panama
after 1 October. Most of the members will have two address-
es one for First Class mail, and the other for packages,
newspapers and magazines and parcels over 2 lbs. Some
have a third address in Panama. We will not list the Panama
address as (1) duty can be levied on packages delivered
there, and (2) mail should be faster via The State Depart-
ment from the U.S. Unfortunately, not all the changes have
been received in time for the Directory issue, and it's not
clear how long the APO will forward mail delivered there.
We have been assured that we can mail back-issues during
our regular mailing operation, so that may be of some com-
fort to members. In other words, we can mail the Septem-
ber, November and December issues when we mail the
March 1985 issues, through our 2nd. Class mailing permit.
Members who send in news clips on events that hap-
pened "last Thursday" or will be coming "next Wednes-
day" etc. without the date of the newspaper clipping make it
difficult to pin point the actual dates, which is important.
This is especially true with births, weddings and obituaries.
It would be of great help if the sender would pencil in the ac-
tual date or dates on the top of the news clipping.
Quite often, I have been told that someone just mar-
ried, died, got promoted, gave birth, or something else of a
newsworthy item. Unfortunately, I have found that state-
ments such as these are not always accurate, lack dates,
places or circumstances. Unless I receive a written notice or
newspaper clipping, I am reluctant to print the item. I have
been embarrassed a couple of times and would much rather
print accurate and informative news. My resources are not
such that I can make a comprehensive research on news
items by word-of-mouth. I am more than happy to print
most items given me through letter, newspaper article or
The Cutting Room floor putting the Record together. Who cleans
It appears that the Canal Record is slowly exceeding its
budget limitations for this year. So in order to keep news of
members intact, I plan to curtail other areas of the maga-
zine, such as "News Condensed from The Spillway",
"Canal Zone in Uniform" and possibly "News Clips".
Comments from members are welcome and will be consid-
ered in the forthcoming changes.
The Committee for Modernization of the Society's Of-
fice Equipment has submitted a very detailed and compre-
hensive report to the Executive Board, with the intent to up-
grade our office equipment, save money and to lessen the
work-load. It was a very well written report chaired by Pete
Foster, with members Bill Stock and Shirley Boswell,
who mostly addressed the possibility of handling members
files, financial transactions, typesetting the Canal Record
and printing the mailing labels by computer. The final de-
cision by the Executive Board was made to let All World
Services (AWS) maintain members files (membership and
mailing labels) and to print all text, excluding headings,
photos and captions, of the Canal Record. This will become
effective January 1, 1985. Although this does not constitute
a final solution to our increasing workload, it will constitute
a substantial savings of our funds initially and may lead to
greater savings as we become familiar with the computer
process. I'm all for savings and less work and this is a step in
the right direction. Changes are usually viewed with skep-
ticism and I'm no exception, but something has to be done
to offset the rising volume of news being submitted to the
Canal Record by its members. Costs are going up, so we
have to look for avenues to cut down.
In the same vein, I ask members who submit articles
for me to publish to keep them as short as possible. I may
also have to resort to half-column width photos to save
space. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
Next Deadline is:
January 25, 1985
The Canal Record "Staff" labeling and sorting books to be mailed.
Mrs. Dorothy Bitter is the one on the right.
October 15, 1984. President Reagan is expected to sign
legislation that would allow divorced spouses of federal
retirees to qualify for survivors annuities. This is the first
time the right has been afforded (based on a court decree) to
divorced spouses of federal retirees to qualify for survivors
annuities and benefits, and to enroll in federal employee
health insurance plans.
At long last, the COLA that becomes effective 1 De-
cember, 1984, which will be reflected in the 1 January 1985
annuity checks has been determined to be 3.5%, due to the
CPIW index of 312.1. This figure equates to the Social Sec-
urity increase effective at the same time.
William F. Grady
Dorothy Bitter is now on the left. Note the Kitchen and Dining
Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws
May 23, 1984
TO: Chairman, By-Laws Committee, Panama
THRU: President, Panama Canal Society of Florida
FROM: Peter W. Foster, Vice-President, Panama
SUBJECT: Proposed Amendments to By-Laws Voting
Procedures Related to Election of Officers and
Amendments to By-Laws
The present By-Laws of the Society permits the elec-
tion of officers to less than 100 members of the Society. Also,
Amendments of the By-Laws may be accomplished by an
affirmative vote of 33 members at a regular meeting.
In my opinion, giving less than 1% of the 3700 mem-
bership of the Society the opportunity to hold such basic
power is unjustified. I believe that ALL members should
have the opportunity to vote on these two issues, By-Law
Amendments and Election of Officers.
I therefore recommend that the following proposed
Amendments be presented to the Society membership for
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
Section 4 and Section 5
Sec. 4 ELECTIVE OFFICERS shall be elected at the an-
nual meeting by a majority vote of the members present and
a. Election shall be by written ballot, unless there is on-
ly one candidate per office; then election shall be by voice
b. In advance of the election, the President shall ap-
point a sufficient number of tellers to handle the ballots effi-
c. Oath of office shall be administered by the presiding
d. Oath: I promise to uphold the by-laws of the Pan-
ama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. to the best of my ability
and shall fulfill the duties of my office as outlined in the by-
e. Removal from office: An officer shall be removed
from office upon the recommendation of 51 % of the Execu-
tive Board and a % affirmative vote of members present
and voting, at any Society meeting, for failing to fulfill the
duties and responsibilities of his/her office as outlined in the
f. Salaries and Expense Accounts: Secretary/Treas-
urer and assistantss.
1. Shall be determined by the Executive Board.
Shall require a majority vote of the board.
2. Secretary/Treasurer and Record Editor shall not
vote on their own salaries.
3. Salaries shall be paid on the 1st day of the month
following the month in which services were performed.
4. Increases in salaries shall not be considered more
than one (1) time during a Society year (annual meeting to
g. The Society officers and Committee Chairmen shall
be re-imbursed for expenses incurred in carrying out the
duties of the office on presentation of proper bills to the Ex-
h. Upon completion of a full term of office, the Presi-
dent shall be granted a life membership in the Society.
i. Bonding of officers: The Treasurer shall be bonded
in an amount determined by the Executive Board. Cost of
bond is an expense of the Society.
SEC. 5 TERMS OF OFFICE: Officers shall be elected and
appointed for a term of one (1) year or until their successor
is elected or appointed; they shall assume their office on the
first day of the month following election to office.
Proposed Amendment #1
(Changes to Section 4 a and b and Section 5).
SEC. 4 ELECTIVE OFFICERS shall be elected through
"mail-in" ballots by a majority of votes of the "mail-in"
members ballots which must be received or postmarked 10
days prior to the annual meeting.
a. "Mail-in" ballots shall be printed in the March
issue of the Canal Record. Each active membership (mem-
ber or spouse) shall submit one ballot (only one ballot per
member household) in a sealed envelope. Ballots must be
received by the Nominating Committee 10 days prior to the
b. "Mail-in" ballots shall provide space for write-in
nominations. Ballots shall be mailed or given directly to the
Chairman, Nominating Committee. Ballot envelopes shall
remain sealed and shall be opened by the Nominating Com-
mittee at the annual meeting. The Committee, upon open-
ing each envelope, shall immediately remove the Ballot, and
discard the envelope to insure confidentiality.
1. For verification purposes, members shall be in-
structed to write on the exterior of the envelope, their name,
address and the word, BALLOT. The Nominating Com-
mittee Chairman shall confirm with the Secretary that the
individual voting is an active member in good standing; if
not, the ballot shall remain sealed and returned to that indi-
SEC. 5 TERMS OF OFFICE: Officers shall be elected and
appointed for a term of one year or until their successor is
elected or appointed; they shall assume their office on the
first day of the month following the annual reunion.
ARTICLE V NOMINATIONS
SEC. 3 THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE Shall
present the slate of candidates at the annual meeting, hav-
ing sent a written notice of the slate to the membership in
the March issue of the Canal Record.
a. Nominations from the floor shall be in order, with
the consent of the nominee.
b. Only members who have consented to serve, if
elected, shall be nominated or elected to office.
c. Vacancies on the nominating committee shall be fill-
ed by the President.
Proposed Amendment #2
(Changes Sec. 3 a, b, c, and add d)
SEC. 3 THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE Shall
present the slate of candidates to the Executive Board in suf-
ficient time for printing "Mail-in" ballots in the March
issue of the Canal Record.
a. Nominations from the floor at the regular meeting in
January shall be in order, with the consent of the nominee.
b. "Write-in" nominations shall be in order providing
the write-in candidate has given his/her consent.
c. "Mail-in" ballot forms shall be printed in the
March issue of the Record. These forms shall include the
slate of candidates nominated by the committee, candidates
nominated from the floor at the January meeting and space
for "write-in" candidates.
d. Vacancies on the nominating committee shall be fill-
ed by the President.
ARTICLE VIII MEETINGS
SEC. 3 ANNUAL MEETING:
a. The annual meeting shall be held during the annual
reunion of the Society at a place, date and hour determined
by the Executive Board.
b. Shall be for the purpose of electing officers, present-
ing the President's annual report and any other business
that may arise.
Proposed Amendment #3
(Changes Section 3 b)
SEC. 3 ANNUAL MEETING:
a. (No change)
b. Shall be for the purpose of counting "Mail-in" bal-
lots, introducing newly elected officers, presenting the Pres-
ident's annual report and any other business that may arise.
ARTICLE XV AMENDMENTS
SEC. 1 METHOD OF AMENDING These by-laws
may be amended or revised upon recommendation of the
By- Laws Committee and by a two thirds (Y%) vote of mem-
bers present and voting at any regular or annual meeting of
the Society provided written notice shall have been given.
a. Members) shall present proposed amendments to
the Society, through the By-laws Committee.
b. Proposed amendments) shall be submitted in writ-
c. Proposed amendments) shall be published in its en-
tirety in the next quarterly issue of the Canal Record.
d. Amendment(s) shall be adopted not sooner than the
second (2nd) regular Society meeting, after publication in
the Canal Record (Skip one (1) meeting).
Proposed Amendment #4
(Changes Section 1 c, d, and add e and f)
SEC. 1 METHOD OF AMENDING These By-Laws
may be amended or revised upon recommendation of the
By-Laws Committee and by a two thirds (%) vote of mem-
bers mailing in their "Mail-in" ballot.
a. (No change)
b. (No change)
c. Proposed amendments shall be published in its en-
tirety in a quarterly issue of the Canal Record. Publication
of the proposed amendments shall include a printed "mail-
in" ballot with a simple "yes" (for adoption) and "no" (for
rejection) and have a deadline for the vote count set by the
d. Amendment ballots shall be mailed directly to the
Chairman, By-Laws Committee. Each active membership
(member and spouse) shall submit one ballot (only one
ballot per member household). Members shall be instructed
to include their name (for membership verification), add-
ress and the word "Ballot" on the exterior of the envelope.
The By-Laws Committee chairman shall confirm with the
Secretary that the member voting is an active member in
good standing; if not, the ballot shall remain sealed and re-
turned to the sender. Ballot envelopes verified shall remain
sealed and shall only be opened by the By-Laws Committee
at the Vote Count meeting.
e. Ballots must be received by the By-Laws Committee
Chairman at least five days prior to the vote count meeting.
Counting of Ballots shall be performed at the second
meeting (skip one meeting) after being published in the
f.Amendments adopted shall become effective at the
first meeting following the vote count.
The Ballots for these proposed amendments should be
divided into two parts. One part for voting on the election of
Officers, the other part for voting on the amendments to the
By-Laws. Dividing these into separate parts will permit
their being adopted or rejected individually.
It is my firm belief that every active member should
have the opportunity to vote on these issues which have an
overall impact on the Society. Whether they vote or not is
their prerogative but, it is important that we give them
the opportunity to do so.
Peter W. Foster
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
THRU: Bylaws Committee
SUBJECT: Proposed Amendment to Bylaws, Article X,
Sec. la BUDGET AND AUDIT COM-
PRESENT BYLAW Article X, Sec. la BUDGET
AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
a. The chairman and two (2) members shall be ap-
pointed by the President and approved by the Executive
b. Shall present a budget to the Executive Board at
their meeting prior to January 1.
c. Shall audit Treasurer's books and records and pre-
sent their audit report for approval at the January meeting
of the Executive Board. Audit report shall be approved by
the Executive Board and printed in the March issue of the
Proposed Amendment #5
Article X, Sec. la
BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
a. The chairman and three (3) members shall be ap-
pointed by the President and approved by the Executive
b. NO CHANGE
c. NO CHANGE
The Bylaws Committee met on August 13, 1984 and
recommends that this amendment be presented to the
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
THRU: Bylaws Committee
SUBJECT: Proposed Amendment to Bylaws, ARticle III,
Sec. 4 a & b ELECTION TO MEMBER-
PRESENT BYLAW Sec. 4 a & b Article III ELEC-
TION TO MEMBERSHIP
a. Upon receipt of applications with proper fees, the
Secretary shall present a list of applicants at each Society
b. Election to membership shall be by an affirmative vote
of members present and voting.
Proposed Amendment #6
Article III, Sec 4 a & b
ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP
a. Upon receipt of applications with proper fee, the
Secretary shall present a list of applicants to the Executive
Board at each Executive Board meeting.
b. Membership application shall be reviewed and ap-
proved upon determination by the Executive Board that condi-
tions of eligibility have been properly met.
The Bylaws Committee met on August 13, 1984 and recom-
mends that this amendment be presented to the Society.
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE
Notify Mrs. Jean Mann (Secretary/Treasurer) imme-
diately of any actual or anticipated name and/or address
changes. The U.S. Postal Service removed and returned
mailing labels from copies of the September
1984 issue of the Canal Record.
These were returned at a cost of 25 cents each and the
total amounted to approximately $2.75 for each Record
destroyed as being undeliverable as addressed; moved, left
no forwarding address; moved, record of change of address
expired; unknown; and so it goes. A simple postal card will
do for this type of notification to the Society. You will have a
most appreciative Canal Record Staff.
Highlights of Minutes
from Regular Meetings
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, St. Petersburg, Fla.
6 July 1984
After a grand and sumptuous buffet luncheon, the
President called a brief business meeting to order and also
introduced members and guests among the 117 persons pre-
The President thanked Anna and Joe Collins for host-
ing the luncheon and extended a special welcome to those
Past Presidents in attendance.
The Secretary read the minutes of the June meeting,
which were approved as read. She also gave the financial
reports of the Society and Blood Bank, which will stand for
Mr. Eugene Askew has consented to act as Assistance
Officer for the coming year.
President May reminded those present that the August
Luncheon and October picnic will be held on the first Satur-
day instead of the first Friday, which may allow some of the
younger members to attend. He also informed the members
of the activities of the Executive Board.
The Secretary read the names of applicants for mem-
bership. They are:
Albert and Faye Ruoff
Barry and Jacquiline Kenealy
Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Eberenz
Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Cannady
Dane and Joanne Wiskowski
Reginald and Bev Hayden
Richard and Shirley Cox
Tom and Thelma Millett
All were voted into the Society.
Birthdays and anniversaries during the month of June
Mr. Peter Foster briefly told of reunion plans. Lucho
has consented to play again in '85. The meeting adjourned
at 2:10 p.m.
Brown Derby, Santa Maderia, Fla.
4 August, 1984
After a delightful luncheon at the Brown Derby, the
meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. Victor
May, who welcomed the 101 members and guests present,
especially the following:
Catherine and Fred Moehle
Jerry and Shirley Boswell
Tom and Alma Burrows
Bobby and George Egolf
The Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting and
were approved as read. She also read the financial state-
ments of the Society and Blood Bank, which will also stand
Dorothy Bitter read the report from the Editor, who
called attention to the schedule of events section of the
September issue of the Canal Record.
Mr. May reported on actions of the Executive Board
and the following are major actions or considerations:
1. Umbrella insurance policy to protect the Society at
its various functions.
2. Purchase of copying machines.
3. Computer problems and information.
Mr. May announced that the large picture used as the
door prize at the July Luncheon was donated by Elsie
Prather of Dothan, Alabama, and the smaller sketches
were donated by Linda Geyer of Miami, Fla.
Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, reported that
the COLA will be paid in the January '85 check. The
COLA amount will not be determined until after the CPIW
for September is announced in October, and it is not clear at
this time how it will be determined.
Thanks went out to June May, Olga Disharoon and
Marge Foster for chairing the August Luncheon meeting.
The President announced that the October picnic will
be on the first Saturday of October at Lake Seminole Park,
Shelters 7 and 8.
Olga Disharoon will report on the Christmas Party at
the September meeting.
The Secretary read the list of applicants for Society
membership, as follows:
William and Laura Breaden
Elton and Elizabeth Bell
Rupert and Anna Frank
William and Patricia Benny
George and Thea Smith
Mrs. Lorraine Grose
Edwawrd C. Stroop III
Katya DeLa Mater
Leo and Lucinda Biese
William J. Bright, Jr.
Mit and Mary Lou Carson
Gerald and Neva Brown
Albert and Hope Skievaski
Christina and Eugene Burch
Louis and Ann Mallia
Buster and Mary Beth Walton
All were accepted and granted membership.
After birthday and anniversary wishes to those cel-
ebrating during August were given, door prizes were then
The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
SPIFFS, 2201 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla.
7 September, 1984
The meeting was called to order by the President
who then led the attendees in the Pledge to the Flag.
The Chaplain, Dorothy Yocum gave the Invocation
which was followed by a few moments of silent prayer for
those who have passed away since our last meeting.
The President welcomed the 61 members and guest
present, especially those Past Presidents. The following
stood for recognition:
Colette Carlisle and son, Wade Katy, Texas.
Bertha Scott St. Petersburg, Fla.
Al and Marie Dube Clearwater, Fla.
Olive Van Fleet South Pasadena, Fla.
Bill and Marie Park Pinellas Prk, Fla.
The Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting.
Mr. May corrected the name and spelling of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Moehle, after which the minutes were approved as
corrected. The financial reports of the Society and Blood
Bank were also read and will stand for audit.
Mr. Beall reported on the mailing of the September
Mr. May reminded members of the picnic on Satur-
day, October 6. He also spoke of the possibility of obtaining
a permit to send flyers to members in between issues of the
Mr. Foster then reported on the necessity of flyers. He
made a motion that the Society obtain a bulk mail permit at
a cost of $40 or $80 for the purpose of mailing a fly sheet to
Florida members or to all members if necessary. Motion
seconded and carried.
The President thanked Mr. Schneider and Sara
Rowley for setting up the chairs for the meeting.
Colette M. Carlisle and son, Wade at Reg. Meeting (Sept. 7,
'84) from Katy, TX.
Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, reported that
the cost of living as of.July was .4%. The 3rd. quarter of '84
is to be compared to the 3rd. quarter of '83 to determine
what percentage the COLA may be which will be received
in the January annuities. Most Social Security problems
can now be taken care of by phone. Panama Canal Com-
mission employees are exempt from U.S. or Panama in-
come tax, according to the U.S. Claims Service, but em-
ployees must put in a claim for back taxes.
Mr. May informed the members of recent actions
taken by the Executive Board.
Mr. Foster gave a reunion up-date.
Mrs. Olga Disharoon asked for donations of door
prizes for the Christmas Party. In November she will ask
members to sign up for what they will bring to the party.
Table decorations will be sold after the party.
Sara Rowley and Russell Jones were elected to repre-
sent the membership on the Nominating Committee.
The following applicants have asked to join the Soci-
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hickey
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Hickey, Jr.
Wilson Alan Young
Mr. and Mrs. Whitsett
Michael and Stephanie McDonald
David and Miriam Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Horine
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Gregory
Miss Jo Anne Fields
Jonothon J. Green
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Alexander
Jo Ann Carr
Mrs. Elizabeth Parks
Anthony and Rebecca Leggierre
John and Marge Brigadier
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Irvin
Henry and Mabel Tyner
Julius and Maria Chauvin
Joe and Mria Byrne
All were accepted with the exception of one couple which is
pending additional information.
Mr. May read the list of "does and don't" for meet-
ings at Freedom Savings in Largo. The Society will not
know anything definite until December whether future
Society meetings will be held there or not.
Birthday and anniversary wishes went to those who
celebrated in September, and the meeting was adjourned at
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PANAMA CANAL SPACE COAST PICNIC
September 15, 1984
On September 15th, a beautiful Saturday afternoon,
former residents of the Canal Zone and Panama, Republic
of Panama held their Annual Picnic at Kiwanis Island Park,
Merritt Island, on Florida's Space Coast.
Virginia and Harry Pearl from Ocala; Mary Jane Paulson from
Tallahassee, and Bill Hollowell from Orlando.
Registrars Margaret Klasovsky andjanice Scott.
Joe Maravilla from Ocala and Bill Wigg from Titusville.
Committee Members Left to right: Dorothy LaCroix, Mike
LaCroix, Denny Bartholome, Janice Scott, Walter Brown,
Pearl Brown, Helen Beck. (Missing, John & Margaret
Klasovsky, Russ Bartholome, Rex Beck, Photographer)
About 125 persons attended, some from as far away as
Tallahassee, Orlando, St. Petersburg and points south.
The committee, headed by Pearl and Walter Brown,
worked hard to see that a good time was had by all.
Enclosed are a few photographs to be published in your
next edition of the Canal Record.
Helen C. Beck
Merritt Island, Florida
WEST COAST REUNION
HOLIDAY INN, EMBARCADERO
SAN DIEGO, CA.,
SEPTEMBER 15-16, 1984
If one wanted to find a cup of joy running over this
year, surely the Panama Canal Society of Southern Califor-
nia Reunion at the Holiday Inn, Embarcadero, San Diego,
was a good place to find it. This one was SPECIAL the
first time we had live Panamanian music. Drawn by the
magic of Tito Moynes and his music, members and guests
arrived from near and far for the golf tournament on Fri-
day, the banquet on Saturday, and the luncheon on Sunday,
plus parties here and there in between.
Fifteen of us were off to a running start in welcoming
Tito, his wife, Lena, and drummer Alex De La Cruz and
son Mario at the San Diego International Airport.
Those of us who didn't know Tito finally found out.
We truly did dance 'til our feet yelled "help"! From nine-
year-old Kerri Broe, daughter of Marcella (Hilzinger)
Broe, to Linda Gough, daughter of Jay and Diane
French, who celebrated her 17th birthday with us, to 83-
year-old Norine (Hall) Kaufer, all seemed to waken with a
magnificent roar the moment that Panamanian music
began. The euphoric state lasted through the night and into
the next day and was absolutely contagious! Tito and Alex
were augmented on bongos by Michael Kelleher, who is
affiliated with a San Diego disco and soul group called "Star
Fire". He is so talented he has an offer to join Lionel Rit-
chie's band for next summer. He was also impressed by
Tito's music and the friendly spirit of Zonians.
And when one's feet tired, there was an Iraqi-Mexican.
wedding party in an adjoining ballroom to look in on, com-
plete with Middle Eastern music and a bellydancer. Some of
the Mexican guests, a bit dismayed by these activities,
wondered if they could join our party!
Registering on Saturday afternoon L-R: Joan Ridge, Jim
Cronan, Sheila (Alberga) Medina, and her parents, Lloyd and
We loved seeing family groups: the Lloyd Alberga
(CHS 1935) clan at least ten of them, it seemed the
Cronan family from Santa Maria and other localities, and
the Rice family from Los Angeles, as well. We missed
Hampton and Claire (Venning) Tedder, who usually at-
tend, and David's brother, Bill ("Santa Claus") Hollo-
well and wife Edna ("Skippy" Hersh) of Orlando, Flor-
ida, who were planning to come, but Bill became bogged
down with illness.
L-R: Will Cronan, Mary (Foley) Cronan and Celia (Cronan Miller, Margaret (Stevens) and Lloyd Spradlin, Rafael Mizrachi
and bride, Berta.
Virginia Hughes Kullberg and Phyllis Murray House, Joan (Ridge Cartotto) de Grummond, Nancy (Norton) Carter,
and Evelyn (Belanger) Wood. Standing: Steve Cortotto and Warren A. Wood., Ellen Bailey Johnson and son, William Bailey.
The Karigers L-R: Minnie (Kleefkens), Nell, Bob and Lee. The Argos L-R: Emmett, Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro and Adele.
At right is Mary (Acker) Hammond. Warren and Regina (Rau) Stroop.
We welcomed newcomers: George (BHS 1946) and
Carol Sandoval read about the Reunion in an Anaheim
newspaper and came to participate for the entire weekend.
His mother, Emilia Winslow, was employed in the ac-
counting department of the 15th Naval District from 1941
to 1947. He is president of the Factory Supply, Anaheim.
Also Ellen (Hunnicutt) Scott (BHS 1963) found us
through Lloyd and Margaret Spradlin. In California six
months, Ellen is a physical Security Specialist for Com-
mander Naval Air Pacific, San Diego, and a former police
officer in the Zone from 1975 to 1979. Her family arrived in
Canal Zone in 1949, where father Lee was employed at Pier
18, Balboa and mother Frances was secretary to the Chief
Robert and Alice (Taylor) Forsythe came down from
Sacramento to join us. They are delighted with new grand-
son Dylon, born June 13th to son Edward and daughter-in
law Cindy (Moore) Forsythe, natives of Cristobal, now
living in Pennsylvania. Daughter Edna (Forsythe) Wilk-
inson, her husband Bill, and their daughter Andria
journeyed from Vacaville, Calif. to Pennsylvania to greet
the newcomer personally.
In other bits of news gathered, we learned that Nancy
(Bateman) Sokolos (BHS 1952) is leaving Houston to
return to Panama, which she considers "the best of all
worlds."... Harry and Jeanne (O'Brien) Townsend of El
Cajon were having a mini-reunion of their own lately.
Harry's sister Evelyn and her husband Jimmie Cullen
came by while visiting Jimmie's aunt, Marie Hammond.
Dick and Juanita McConaughy arrived from Florida, and
Rene and Ruth Conlan (Juanita's sister) came down from
Hesperia, Calif.... Howard and Rita (Laurie) Will
welcomed a new grandson, born in Panama in Sept. In fact,
Rita spent a couple of months there awaiting the blessed
WEST COAST REUNION
......Take a large group of Zonians, add a very
healthy dash of Panamanian music by Tito Mouynes, one
dance floor... and you have a PARTY!!!! And was it
fun!... if you weren't in San Diego on September 15, Satur-
day Night, you missed a good time.
Margaret Knapp (who was in charge of the logistics of
getting Tito to San Diego, musical instruments and about a
hundred other details, Ken and Celine Stone (having been
the force behind our T-shirt sales), Conrad and Norma
Horine, and David and Thelma Hollowell did a really
great job of putting together a terrific Reunion.
Once that music started on Saturday night, it seemed
to go on forever, and so did the dancing. As usual, you can
tell how great a Canal Zone party is by the noise level and
the space available on the dance floor needless to say the
dance floor was packed and the conversation level was at the
We had over 200 people at the dance on Saturday, so
we are growing. Tito Mouynes has already said he will join
us next year... so mark your calendars now for the Sheraton
Hotel in Newport Beach, California for September 20-21-
During the evening, we raffled two prints by Al
Sprague and the lucky winners were Duncan Ballinger
and Missy Yarnell.
At our Luncheon on Sunday, September 16, the meet-
ing started off with a beautiful invocation by Adele Argo
and the presentation of the flag by the Mrine Corps Color
When lunch was being served, Tito Mouynes and
Alex de la Cruz played some Panamanian music... since
the dance floor had been left from the night before for the
Marine Color Guard, we all decided not to let it go to waste
and pretty soon, we again had a full dance floor. I have done
Norina Hall Kaufer, BHS 1919, of Los Gatos, CA, once again David Lane, Steve Cartotto, Betsy (Morrison) Vosburgh,
received honors as the earliest Canal Zone High School graduate in Donna (Geyer) Bowman and Cathy Gercich.
attendance at our West Coast Reunion. At right is Warren Stroop
BHS 1943, of Cathedral City, CA. Maxine Karst and Toni Huff.
Maxine Karst and Toni Huff.
Susan Taylor Pitney, Loretta Hirschfeld Adams, Randy and
Doug Alberga and Henry Adams.
a lot of things at noontime, but I've never danced at lunch
before! It's terrific...and we all thought our legs wouldn't
work anymore after the night before! Hah! They did!!
Door prizes were signed and numbered prints by Lyn-
da Geyer (which were won by George "Lanky" Flores,
Ed Browder, Norine Kaufer, Donna (Geyer) Bowman
and Mary Ethel Martin), a case of natural fruit juices
donated by David Lane of Escondido Juice Company (and
won by Mandi Marchosky), and a mola donated by Keith
and Lea Lane (which was won by Tito Mouynes -
donated back and won by Carter Houston). We again raf-
fled off a print by Al Sprague and that was won by Bob
Wallace. Our lottery prizes of $15.00 each were won by
Lucille Smith, Will Cronan and Dick Tatelman.
It was a fun-filled weekend and next year it will be big-
ger and better... .plan on being there!
Attendance at the 1984 West Coast Reunion, San
Diego, California, September 14-15-16, 1984: Giselle
Adams, Henry and Loretta (Hirschfield) Adams, Robert
and Ruth Adams, Robert Adams, Jr., Evelyn Albanez,
Cecil and Lilia Alberga, Douglas and Magda Alberga,
Lloyd and Lorraine Alberga, Randy Alberga, Terry Albrit-
ton, Pedro Aanstoos, Emmett and Adele Argo, William R.
Bailey, Sheila (Gilbert) Bolke, Shari and Duncan Ballenger,
Robert and Laurie (McGuire) Beall, Richard and Evelyn
Becktell, Charles and Susan Becktell, Mauricio Belchior,
Andy and Carol Bleakley, Susie and Richard Bock, Donna
(Geyer) Bowman, Keri Broe, Marcela (Hilzinger) Broe, Ed
and Marie Browder, Cristina (Kreis) Burch, Mr. and Mrs.
John Butler, Dr. Luis Cadilla, Nancy (Norton) Carter,
Steve Cartotto, Doris Chen, Petie (Wardlaw) Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Clark, Jack Clay, George and Hilda
Coleman, Francis and Joan Conover, Joan (Hunter) Cor-
bin, Arthur and Dorothy (Wertz) Cotton, Roy and Helen
(Aanstoos) Cottuli, James Cronan, Joseph Cronan, Mary
Cronan, Will Cronan, Fern (Horine) Dabill, Gerry and
Ann (Keller) Daykin, Jack and Joan (Ridge) de Grum-
mond, Darlene Dias, Landy (Cruz) Donahue, Rae Donald-
son, John and Ester Drew, John Drew, Dr. Gary and Pen-
ny (Leeser) Ellenor, Tony and Denise (Coleman) Espinosa,
William and Polly Evarts, John and Shirley Finlayson,
George Flores, Robert and Alice Forsythe, Jay and Diane
French, Willard French, Ken and Laura Garrison, Cathy
Gercich, Juan and Diana Gonzalez, Joe Grills, Mary Ham-
mond, Richard and Joann (Hummer) Haugen, David and
Mary Hilliard, Carol Hilzenger, David and Thelma
Hollowell, Norma and Conrad Horine, Phyllis (Murray)
House, Carter and Peggy Houston, Toni Huff, Catherine
Tom Rice and Petie (Wardlaw) Clark. Joan Ridge at far right, Ed and Marie Browder tripping the light fantastic!
and David Vosburgh at rear.
Ramon "Tito" Mouynes of Panama, who played for our Satur-
day night dance and Sunday luncheon.
Hunter, Maureen Husum, Raymond Husum, Ellen John-
son, Lee and Minnie Kariger, Robert and Nell Kariger,
Maxine Karst, Norine Kaufer, John Kozlowski, Esther
(Krziza) Condry, Lee Krziza, Virginia Kullberg, David
Lane, Janet Laschinger, Larry and Linda Layman, Jerry
Lee, Frank Leves, Royce and Sue Lewis, Mandi Mar-
chosky, Arthur Marohl, Robert Marohl, Mary (Evans)
Martin, Catherine McCarthy, Tom and Helen McGuin-
ness, John (Kit) McLelland, Bill Measelle, Jose and Sheila
Medina, John and Helen (Daniels) Miller, John and Sam
antha Miller, Rafael Mizrachi, Katheryn (Argo) Molinaro,
Martha Montrange, Rita Nene, Sharon O'Brien, Arthur
and Ora O'Leary, Russell and Elena Oberholtzer, C.J. and
JoAnne Ohlschlager, Dianne Parks, D.M. Pate, Joyce
(Alberga) Pinto, Susan (Taylor) Pitney, Tina (Cartotto)
Ressa, Jeannie Reynolds, Tom and Marion Rice, Ed and
Rosa Rice, Tom and Deanna Richardson, Joan Ridge,
Robert and Judith Roe, Bob and Jane Roy, Lillian Ryan,
Doug Sanders, George and Carol Sandoval, Neil and Tan-
nia Satterwaite, Vern and Catsy Schafer, Ed Scholeder,
Ellen (Hunnicutt) Scott, Becky Shearer, Elizabeth "Sam"
Steve Small and Tina (Cartotto) Ressa.
Shearer, Peter Shearer, Ken and Charlene (Alberga) Skog,
Lucille Smith, Louise (Evarts) Sowa, Jim and Mary Spal-
lino, Lloydd and Margaret Spradlin, William and Olga
Spreuer, Jim Stehno, Elsie (Kenedy) Stercho, Montford
Stokes, Ken and Celine Stone, Warren and Regina Stroop,
Dick Tatleman, Jack and Lee Taylor, Ernest and Lucille
Terry, Cynthia (Evarts) Totty, Edmundo Valentin, David
and Betsy (Morrison) Vosburgh, John Wadman, Colleen
Wageman, Robert Wallace, Kathleen Walter, Sandy
Weigle, Malcolm and Faye Wheeler, Ed and Nancy Wiese,
Ed and Nita Wiese, Kurt Wiese, Ray and Irene Will, Jim
Will, Cathy (Hunter) Williams, Warren and Evelyn (Bel-
anger) Wood, Stanley Wright, Missy Yarnell, Dave
Young, Mike Young, and about 20 more people who man-
aged to register but we missed their names on our final list!
Sheila (Gilbert) Bolke
GULF COAST Ex-ZONIAN PICNIC, GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL
SEASHORE, OCEAN SPRINGS, MISS.
Gulf Coast 2nd Annual Ex-Zonian Picnic. Earl and Lynn Gulf Coast 2nd Annual Ex-Zonian Picnic. Jerry andJoan Durfee
Boland with sons Erin, 10, and Kevin, 5, of Meridian, Miss. of Ocean Springs, with Joan's mother, Jessie Degenaar, of Meri-
Gulf Coast 2nd Annual Ex-Zonian Picnic. Left to right: Ed Mar-
shall, Fred Wainio, Gerry Risberg.
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Gulf Coast 2nd. Annual Ex-Zonian Picnic organizers. Left to right:
Bill Epperson, Hugh Cassibry, Duncan Laird, Jr., Tommie
Williford, Hildegard Epperson, Chita Cassibry and Hattie
The second annual Gulf Coast Ex-Zonian Picnic was
held Sept. 29 at the Davis Bayou Campground of the Gulf
Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs. It was a ringing
success with double the crowd from last year. Everyone
brought picnic food to share, so there was plenty of sand-
wiches, salads, casseroles and desserts. A lot of conversation
and a little Lucho completed the picture. Picnic participants
included Jesse, Janet, Jennifer, 4, and John, 9 months,
Adcock of Biloxi; Virginia and Edward Blount of Mobile;
Earl, Lynn, Erin, 10, and Kevin, 5, Boland of Meridian;
Gulf Coast 2nd Annual Ex-Zonian Picnic. Left to Right: Mr. and
Mrs. Torrence Sneed, Mr. and Mrs. George DarnallJr., all of
John and Catherine Boswell of Hattiesburg; Roland C.
Casanova of Slidell, La; Hugh and Chita Cassibry of
Ocean Springs; B.L. and Mary Creel of Mobile; Cather-
ine and George T. Darnall Jr. of Gulfport; Bill, Michelle
and Will, 2 Y2, Deaton of Moss Point; Jessie Degenaar of
Meridian; Joan and Jerry Durfee of Ocean Springs;
Gulf Coast 2nd Annual Ex-Zonian Picnic. Part of the group from
Louisiana. Standing, left to right, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Favorite,
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gregg. Seated: Roland Casanova and Ed
Hildegarde and Bill Epperson of Ocean Springs; Russell,
Ann Christopher, 10, and Jennifer, 10, Favorite of
Slidell, La; Marion and Dorothy Green of Lake Shore,
Miss.; Zan W. Green of Destrehan, La.; Marian and
Gene Gregg of Mandeville, la.; Peggy and Joe Hinds of
Ocean Springs; Janet Jenner of Pensacola; Hattie, Dun-
can Jr. and Duncan B. Laird of Ocean Springs; Ed Mar-
shall of New Orleans; Ed Parker of New Orleans; Mary
Jane, Cash and Linda Paulson of Tallahassee; Martha
and W.W. "Bud" Richardson of Gautier; Gerry, Kristin
and Craig, 3, Risberg, of New Orleans; Patt Roberson of
Hattiesburg; Torrence and Mary Sneed of Gulfport; Jer-
rye, Brad, 6, and Tyler, 2, Tisdale of Gulfport; John,
William, 6% and David, 4, Turner of Hattiesburg; Jean
and Lee Wade of Clinton; Fred Wainio of New Orleans;
Mae and Mike Waldron of Mobile; Frances Walker of
Marrero, La.; Tommie Williford of Ocean Springs; Den-
nis and Becky Jolly Wood of Pascagoula.
A special thanks for a great day goes to picnic planners
and organizers the Cassibrys, Eppersons, Lairds and
Patt Foster Roberson
SUMMER PICNIC, WINTER PARK,
People who attended August 11, 1984, "Weekend Pic-
nic" at the High Country Inn, Winter Park, Colorado.
Norma (Evans) and A.L. Harrington
Barbara (Geddes) and Raymond Shaw
Mary Jane (Ugarte) and Fred Weade
Bertha-Jane (Becker) and Milton Law
Mary E. (Laterman) Becker
Marcia and Bob (Snowflake) Jones
Rolf and Crystal Arndt
Margaret (Meigs) Molly
Bette (Farrell) and Buckeye Swearingen
Dot (Kalar) and Roy Kennedy
Cathy (McIntire) Spafford and sons Dirk and Lance
Richard, Jane (Wheaton) and Brandon Little
Jim and Alice (Ward) Wier
Mary Jane Weade, Mrs. Prince (back to camera) Capt. Prince,
Bob Jones (in rear) Marcia Jones, Ray Shaw, Judy Havas de
Posz, Barbara Shaw, Barbara Evans O'Shaughnessy, Betty
Swearingen, Evelyn Matheney and Dr. Bob Matheney.
AND THE FOLLOWING OUT OF TOWN GUESTS:
Barbara O'Shaughnessy, Florida
Mort and Cynthia Prince, Arizona (Marine Director
Robert and Evelyn Matheney, Arizona (Chief, Div-
ision of Veterinary Medicine)
Rolf and Joan (Powell) Arndt, Illinois
Judith de Posz-Bodonyi, New York
JJ Szabo-Coleman, Al Harrington, Norma Evans Harring-
ton and Barbara Evans O'Shaughnessy.
Hay Ride. L to R: Alice Wier, Buckeye Swearingen, Betty
Swearingen, Barbara Shaw, Lance Spafford, Joan Powell
Arndt (dark, in rear) and ?
About 23 of us went on the hayride. Over hill and dale
and thru the condos (civilization intrudes its head) and out
into the meadow. We sang songs and enjoyed a really great
ride. And we finished off the ride with a few nips of
We also had the opportunity to visit Jim and Alice
Wier's beautiful home in Tabernash. They had just finished
installing their own satellite disc and were enjoying all the
new channels available to them. What a magnificent view
from the deck of their home. Absolutely breathtaking. Alice
told us that even during the winter months they are often
able to sit on the deck for brunch.
On Sunday, many of the attendees went to the Mary
Jane Ski Area for brunch.
Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Two won by Jane Lit-
Ski Lesson for Two won by Bob Matheney. Since he
lives out of town, he very generously gave the lessons to Ray
and Barbara Shaw.
(Both ski lessons above were donated by "Bill" Evans
of Estes Park, CO. Bill graduated from BHS in 1947.)
A Mola donated by Bette Swearingen was won by
Guava Jelly donated by Margaret Molloy, was won
by Mary E. Becker.
Bailey's Irish Cream donated by Cathy Spafford was
won by Ray Shaw.
A Kennedy Coin donated by Mary E. Becker was
won by Joan Arndt.
A wallet donated by Mary E. Becker was won by
Judith de Posz-Bodonyi.
CZ Matches and Notepaper donated by Mary E.
Becker was won by Buckeye Swearingen.
Penny Pennington Graham
8TH ANNUAL GAS HOUSE GANG INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT,
Our 8th Gas House Gang Golf Tournament was an-
other great time. How wonderful it was to see all of our
"regulars" show up again, all looking great, but too
numerous to mention. We do hope Poss Parker can find a
baby sitter for next year, we missed you Poss. We had quite
a group of new faces show up and we hope they had a good
enough time to think about coming back. This United
States of ours was fairly well represented with guests coming
from North, South, East and West. We welcome Tony
Jankus and wife; Louis Dedeaux; Julie and Harry Werk-
eiser; Andy Barna; J.G. Bing and Ed and Gloria Mallin,
all from Florida. Dick Cahill and Ed and Kathy Goodrich
from Panama. Ed and Agnes Mulroy from Texas, along
with Bart Elich. Dan O'Donnell from Illinois; Bill Dunn-
ing from North Carolina; Dick Goodman, Virginia; Bud
and Marian Phillips, California; Troy Sprouse, Alabama
and those two live wires, Betty and Dick Swearingen from
Colorado. Shirley Brayton Wertz, on a mini reunion with
brothers Jack and Don and their wives. It was great seeing
you all, please come back.
By Monday evening, October 8th, activities were in
full swing and we enjoyed dancing to Charles Cox and his
Band. Our weather was beautiful but we were hoping the
weatherman would turn down the temperature a few de-
grees. The Mexican Best Ball was played on Tuesday fol-
lowed by Medal Play on Wednesday. Wednesday evening
found us all gathered for the Cocktail Party which preceded
the Awards Dinner. Thanks to the Olympia Spa for the
Cocktail Party, and I think we all enjoyed our Prime Rib.
Left: Jack Smith, his prize for his "hole in one". Right: Dick
Goodman and Jack Dover.
Left: Bob Collins, Louise Hunt, Bob Thomas and Bert
Powell. (Mexican Best Ball Team tied for 1st place.) Right:
Tom Scott, Webb Hearne, Hugh Norris and Butch Ryan.
Jim Comam, our charming M.C. entertained us with a few
stories and then called on Roy "Bocas" Leeser who very
ably and convincingly told us some funny and amusing tales
so dear to our hearts. Bill Carlin also took the stand and
told us one of Elmer Orr and Robbie Adams' favorite
stories. Thanks to the three of you. Start digging up some
more stories for next year. Prizes were awarded following
dinner. We will not list all of them as we are limited to space.
Jim Catron won the Low Net for Medal Play with Ray
Bierbaum, Ron Angermuller and Dick Hogan tied for
second, third and fourth places. Ten players tied for fifth
through eighth places. Bonnie Wilson won first place in the
Medal Play Women's Flight followed by Doris Leeser,
Millie Heintz, Nancy Gallin and Julie Werkeiser tied for
second through fifth place.
Lois Thomas, Ara Norris and Frances Coman.
During the Mexican Best Ball, amid all the whooping
and screaming, word was passed swiftly that Jack Smith ac-
ed Hole No. 16, 167 yards. Congratulations to you Jack.
This is the first time we have had a Hole in One in our 8
years of play. In the Mexican Best Ball, two teams tied for
first place; Burt Powell, Bud Thomas, Roscoe Collins
and Louise Hunt; Don Rodgers, Bill Sullivan, Bob Hur-
dle and Nancy Gallin. Our Master of Ceremonies, Jim
Coman, was awarded a special prize to enable him to keep
his head down, a Crotch Hook, guaranteed to work! Ed
Filo, Harry Heintz and Bill Sullivan also came up win-
ners in the "Closest to the Hole" on Nos. 7, 11 and 16.
Thanks to all of you for making this such a fun time
and thanks to the continued support of our sponsors who
have a great part in making this all possible. Jolly Fox
Restaurant; Merrill Lynch; Century 21-Hanahan Realty
Co.; First Alabama Bank; Tri-States Travel; Larry Hulsey
Insurance Agency; Dothan Security Systems; Woodland
Florist; Southside Auto and Truck Repair and Albertsons.
Our tentative dates for the 1985 tournament is October
11, 12th and 13th. Start thinking about reserving those days
to spend with us. We'd be proud to have you, as they say
here in Dothan.
Your Gas House Gang
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Mr. Robert W. Barnes
Mr. Elizabeth Burns
Mr. EdwardJ. Duffy
Mr. Wilma N. Nowotny
Mr. Richard S. Tyree
Mr. Thomas V. Frost,Jr.
Mr. Francis E. Wruck
Mr. Cyrus E. Alleman
Mr. Lawrence M. Biggs,Jr.
Mr. James J. Boughner
Mr. George F. Burge
Mr. Larry R. Davis
Mr. William R. Drummond
Mr. DonaldJ. Grimm
Mr. Edward L. Marshall
Mr. Frederick C. Nicolaisen
Office of the Administrator
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CANAL DUTY NOT A TAXING ASSIGNMENT
BY Eric Yoder
Employees of the Panama Canal Commission an
executive branch agency not funded by the Treasury do
not have to pay income tax, the U.S. Claims Court has rul-
The court said the plain language of the agreement that
put the Panama Canal treaties into effect exempts U.S. citi-
zen employees of the commission from income tax, by ei-
ther Panama or the United States.
It rejected unusual arguments by the government that
the agreement doesn't mean what it says and that President
Carter exceeded his powers in signing it.
The ruling was made by chief judge Alex Kozinski, the
former special counsel of the Merit Systems Protection
Board. It can be appealed to the Federal Circuit Court of
About 1300 canal commission employees could be
affected, with the amount of potential tax refunds reaching
into the millions of dollars, said Andrew Barnard, the
Miami lawyer who brought the case.
But he said that fewer than 300 people have joined the
case to date.
The Panama Canal Commission succeeded the Pana-
ma Canal Co. under the treaties that took effect in 1979.
Commission employees who are U.S. citizens are covered
by most civil service laws, although they are paid by fees col-
lected from canal users rather than by the Treasury.
Following Senate approval of the treaties themselves,
Carter signed an "implementation agreement" with Pana-
ma. The agreement wasn't presented for Senate considera-
One clause of the agreement makes Americans work-
ing for the commission "exempt from any taxes, fees, or
other charges on income received as a result of their work
for the commission."
The administration claimed the clause was meant to
bar only Panama, not the United States, from taxing com-
Kozinski, however, said the language "speaks in clear
and sweeping terms."
The State Department recognized the potential mean-
ing while drafting the language but didn't change it, Koz-
He concluded that the language remained because it
"neatly sidestepped" a potential sovereignty issue with
Panama and removed a possible argument against ratifica-
"By providing that neither country could tax the salary
of commission employees, the United States avoided the
possibility of Panamanian taxation and the undesirable
precedent it would have set," the ruling says. "The loss of
tax revenue was not considered significant."
The government also argued that President Carter did
not have the authority to create a tax exemption in a "trea-
ty" which under the Constitution must be approved by
But Kozinski ruled that the implementation agreement
was not a "treaty" as envisioned by the Constitution. A
1982 Supreme Court decision said the term is now used to
cover agreements that need not be sent to the Senate.
"It is a rare case indeed where the United States takes
the position that the president has exceeded his authority in
the area of foreign relations." he wrote.
"The president had ample authority to bind the Uni-
ted States to all terms of the implementation agreement,"
Kozinski ruled. "The agreement is the paradigm of presi-
dential action in the area of foreign relations supported by
specific congressional authorization."
He said there would be "calamitous foreign policy im-
plications" if he were to rule otherwise.
"The question presented in this case is not whether the
implementation agreement is wise policy. Nor is the ques-
tion whether the agreement signed with Panama is a good
deal for the United States," he wrote.
"The only issues presented here are whether the presi-
dent was acting within the scope of his authority when he
signed the implementation agreement and if so, whether the
agreement means what it says. Both questions must be an-
swered in the affirmative," Kozinski ruled. Coplin et ux., v.
COMMISSION EMPLOYEES WIN CASE
INVOLVING TREATY TAX EXEMPTION
On March 8th, Paul and Patricia Coplin, along with
eleven other Panama Commission employees, won a signif-
icant victory against the United States Government in their
case involving the tax exemption clause of the Panama
Canal Treaty and agreements in Implementation.
Chief Judge Kuzinski, of the Claims Court, ruled in
favor of the Coplins (et al) in their motion for a summary
judgment against the U.S. Government. Judge Kuzinski
decided that there was no genuine issue of fact and ruled the
plaintiffs exempt from payment of U.S. taxes on their Pan-
ama Canal Commission income for the taxable years claim-
Their claim was based upon Article XV, Paragraph 2
of the Agreement in Implementation of the Panama Canal
Treaty of 1977, which states:
"2. United States citizen employees and dependents shall be ex-
empt from any taxes, fees, or other charges on income received as a
result of their work from the commission. Similarly, they shall be ex-
empt from payment of taxes, fees or other charges on income derived
from sources outside the Republic of Panama. "
The Coplins (et al) were represented by George Bar-
nard, Andy Barnard and Beverly Parker of Miami, Florida,
and Michael Pierce and David Kiyonaga of Balboa,
Panama. Andy Barnard argued the case for the Coplins.
There was an indication that the U.S. Government at-
torneys will appeal this decision to the U.S. Court of Ap-
peals for the Federal Circuit. The Coplin case is significant
in that it is the first victory against the United States involv-
ing the Panama Canal Treaty issue. Eleven other cases have
gone against taxpayers in federal courts throughout the
The Resident Advisory Committee of Balboa has in-
vited Michael Pierce and Dwight McKabney to speak on
the Coplin case and its import for Canal Commission
employees. This meeting will be held at the Canal Commis-
sion Training Center on Wednesday, March 14th, at 7:30
STAR & HERALD
PANAMA, R.P., SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 1984
RELUCTANT HOOFER NOW A PROFESSIONAL
By Donna Crothers
Tribune Staff Writer
LAND O'LAKES Chuck Lyon started out like
most of his students: His wife wanted to drag him to a
square dance, and there was no way in the world he was go-
"I said, 'No way am I going to get out there and make
a fool of myself,'" remembers the retired Navy quarter-
master and postal worker in the Panama Canal Zone.
"I worked on him for five years, but he wasn't having
any part of it," recalls Lou Lyon, who grew up with square-
dancing because her father was a square-dance caller.
The couple, married in 1963 in the Panama Canal
Zone, where Lou Lyon was an employee of the Federal
Aviation Administration, found plenty of things to do in the
land they describe as a tropical paradise. But Lou Lyon kept
hankering to enjoy some good, American foot-stomping.
Then, peer pressure saved the day. When a whole
group of the Lyons' friends decided to go square-dancing,
Chuck Lyon reluctantly acquiesced to his wife's longstand-
And that's when he caught the bug that has led him to a
third, part-time career that is more fun than work but a
serious occupation, nonetheless.
Chuck Lyon is a square-dance caller and teacher -
and, of course, he loves to just dance for the fun of it, too.
But he finds more and more of his time is spent teaching
weekly classes or presiding over dances where he tells the
dancers to "do-sa-do" and "allemande left."
Although Lyon has gone to a "caller's college" and re-
ceived accreditation from an international organization
named Caller Lab, "I'm still not completely comfortable
calling; I have to work at it."
The Lyons say the main emphasis is square-dancing is
fun rather than performance. When square-dancers hold a
regional gathering, they never hold competitions; they
simply dance together.
"We're all good friends. Square-dancing is friendship
set to music," says Lou Lyon.
September 3, 1984
DROUGHT REVIVES PANAMA DAM-BUILDING
Following Panama's latest water-supply crisis, the
government has embarked on another effort to revive a 50-
dam scheme so far rejected by world bankers.
Last year's eight-month dry spell left cities in
Panama's central Azuero zone without water and decima-
ted livestock herds. Azuero is a fertile region but suffers
regularly from severe droughts. Because the zone's rivers
are too shallow to dam, the Inter-American Development
Bank (IADB) loaned Panama $8 million to finance a well-
drilling program. But the effort has turned up mostly dry
holes, even at depths of 300 ft., according to the Ministerio
de Desarrollo Agropecuario (MIDA). Now the government
seeks funds to explore the potential of tapping deep aquifers.
Originally, MIDA proposed building a 50-dam water-
supply system on the Santa Maria River adjacent to the
zone. Chas. T. Main, Inc., Boston, estimated that the
scheme would cost $50 million 10 years ago, according to
the agency. The World Bank rejected the plan, but con-
tinuing drought in the agricultural region may make the
project acceptable to the world lenders, says an IADB of-
Panama's Instituto de Recursos Hidraulicos y Electri-
ficacion (IRHE) is already awaiting World Bank and IADB
approval for a dam-raising project on which 27 firms have
bid. Phase two of the 250-Mw Fortuna Dam hydropower
project calls for raising the dam's height from 196 ft. to 300
ft. to increase reservoir volume. A new spillway will also be
added. Scheduled to go on line later this year, Fortuna is
located at Hornitos on the Chiriqui River, about 720 miles
from Panama City. The work is expected to begin next
June, will take about 30 months and cost $70 million.
Citing "economic factors," IRHE has postponed until
1996 construction of the 300-Mw Changuinola hydroelec-
Engineering News Record
April 26, 1984
U.S. ARMY SCHOOL IN PANAMA TO CLOSE
PANAMA CITY, Panama The U.S. Army School of
the Americas, whose graduates include the top military men
of eight Latin American countries, will close Sept. 30, after
a deadlock in negotiations with Panama on the school's
The U.S. Southern Command announced Friday that
"Panama and the United States have not been able to
finalize a mutually satisfactory agreement for a successor in-
stitution to continue in Panama."
The command did not list the points of disagreement
on the school, which was founded in 1946. But one point of
argument was Panama's insistence that it name the director
and control the curriculum.
The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, August 18, 1984
PREPARING TO MEET YOUR ATTORNEY
By John Emery, National Trust Company, Ft. Myers
Now that we have discussed "Florida Residency" and
"Will and Trust Information for Newcomers," it is impor-
tant that you do some preparation prior to meeting your at-
Time and money can be saved if you use the following
1. Inventory or net worth statement.
2. Last income tax return and any gift tax returns.
3. Deeds to real estate, life insurance and annuity policies,
bank books and other savings, mutual-fund and broker-
4. Keogh and other retirement plan statements.
5. Partnership or stockholders agreements.
6. Divorce or separation documents, copies of present Wills
and estimates of possible inheritances.
Decisions to make:
1. Should money be left to your spouse or family in Trust?
2. Should the needs of a child be taken care of by leaving
more to that offspring?
3. What relatives, friends, or charities besides your imme-
diate family do you want to benefit?
4. Whom do you want as Personal Representative of your
5. Whom do you want as Guardians of your minor
6. When do you want your children to receive your Estate?
7. If you elect distribution of the Estate principal, at what
ages should distribution be made.
By providing all this information for your attorney,
you can make important decisions without being rushed or
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Urban Improvements Panama's Ministry of Public
Works and the Japan International Cooperation Agency
will finish a feasibility study of eight projects to improve
transportation in Panama City by October. A major thrust
of the program is to promote development of Canal Zone
areas being transferred to Panama. The most expensive job
on the list is a 7 Y2 -mile, four-lane divided highway with
four interchanges, pegged at $30 million.
Engineering News Record
May 3, 1984
Make Reservations Early
From the "SPILLWAY"
COMMISSION PREPARED 70TH ANNIVERSARY
A gala celebration was held to commemorate the 70th
anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal.
All ships in Canal waters on August 15, 1984 received
plaques that featured the SS ANCON making the inaugural
transit through the waterway. Billboards and banners at
Miraflores and Gatun Locks proclaimed the occasion. The
Panama Canal Commission Graphic Branch prepared a
videotape titled "Seventy Years of Excellence" for airing
over local television stations, and a special edition of the
SPILLWAY was released on August 15, 1984.
A highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of an Al
Sprague painting of two ships passing in Gaillard Cut. Re-
productions of the painting were distributed to all Commis-
Anniversary exhibits were set up on both sides of the
Isthmus for viewing by the public. The exhibits featured
photo displays of scenes of the Canal from yesterday and to-
day as well as models of a construction-day and a modern
VITAL STATISTICS NOW IN ADMIN BUILDING
The Panama Canal Commission vital statistics unit is
now located in Room 15-A of the Balboa Heights Admini-
stration Building. The new office is open for business from
7:15 to 11:45 a.m. and from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m. on week-
Only one stop is now required for persons seeking dis-
trict court records; certified copies of birth, marriage and
death certificates; and similar records. For further informa-
tion, call 52-7854 or 52-3313.
PCC HOUSING FREEZE TO END
The housing assignment freeze in the Southern Dis-
trict will be lifted. All eligible Panama Canal Commission
employees may apply for competitive assignment to quart-
ers listed on the regular weekly vacancy bulletins.
With the lifting of the housing assignment freeze,
single eligibles without dependents will be permitted, for the
first time, to apply for three-bedroom Prado-type quarters
in the Balboa housing area.
FESTIVE EVENTS HIGHLIGHT 70 YEARS OF
The Panama Canal entered its 71st year of service to
the international maritime industry on August 15. Activities
highlighting the event ran from official ceremonies to com-
munity events, and those observing the occasion included
Panama President Dr. Jorge E. Illueca, U.S. Represen-
tative Carroll Hubbard, construction-day workers, Canal
customers, Panama Canal Commission officials and emp-
loyees and representatives from government and private
U.S. and Panamanian organizers.
CLAIMS BRANCH TO BE DISESTABLISHED
The Chief Financial Officer has announced that the
Claims Branch of the Office of Financial Management's
Accounting Division will be disestablished effective Septem-
ber 30. The various functions of the branch will be dispersed
among the Office of Personnel Administration, the Office of
the General Counsel and the Agents Accounts Branch of the
RP POSTAL BOXES NECESSARY
All employees losing military postal privileges need a
Panama post office box even if they are eligible to use the
Washington, D.C. address. A Panama post office box is
needed to receive correspondence from local clubs, church-
es, and fraternal organizations. An employee would prob-
ably also want to have first class mail redirected from the
APO to a local address as any mail redirected to Washing-
ton, D.C. will be transported to the United States before re-
turning to the Isthmus, a trip that could result in a two-to-
three-week delay. Finally, it should be noted that, to the ex-
tent possible, the Commission intends to correspond with its
employees through a local address, not a Washington, D.C.
* The authorization granted to certain U.S. citizen Com-
mission employees to use the PX, commissary and military
postal services will expire on September 30 of this year, but
eligibility for such persons to use all other military facilities
will continue as at present. PCC U.S. citizen employee and
dependent ID cards will continue to be acceptable identifi-
cation for access to recreational, social and athletic facilities.
HEALTH INSURANCE RATES DROP
Rates for the coming year will be significantly lower
while benefits will be somewhat more liberal.
The reason for the improvement is twofold, according
to the President of the Panama Canal Area Group Insur-
ance Board. Actions taken by the board have increased the
efficiency of the plan, and those insured have helped to keep
expenses down by exercising care in their use of the plan.
Insureds are urged to continue actively reviewing medical
charges and reporting questionable practices to the board.
U.S.S. "IOWA" HEADS HOME VIA
by Jennifer Jones
Putting a ship through the Panama Canal is a job that
requires a great deal of attention and care, and, generally
speaking, the larger the vessel the truer this is. When the
ship happens to hold the record as the widest to transit the
waterway, the task takes on even greater proportions. Sev-
eral appendages had to be removed from the Iowa to allow it
to squeeze into the locks for its most recent transit and
sailors on deck were admonished not to extend their hands
or other parts of their bodies over the rails.
The Iowa stands as tall as a 20-story building and is
equipped with all the conveniences one would expect
aboard a self-sufficient floating city.
Reactivated for service this April, the Iowa has been
operating off Central America to demonstrate the ability of
the United States to protect democracy, development and
dialogue in the area. At a number of stops along the way, in-
cluding the transit through the Canal, visitors were welcom-
ed aboard for tours of the ship and demonstrations of its de-
With a beam in excess of 108 feet, the vessel holds the
record as the widest ship to transit the Panama Canal.
RP AIRMAIL SERVICE OUTLINED
The airmail rate structure in the Panama postal system
is divided into four geographical areas Panama; the
Americas and Spain; Europe (except Spain); and Asia,
Africa, Oceania and other areas. Letters are weighed using
the metric scale, and postage is determined by referring to a
table whose weights increase in five gram increments. The
cost of mailing a 15 gram (roughly /2 ounce) letter to the
United States is 35 cents.
Because postage increases rapidly in five-gram incre-
ments, using onionskin paper and lightweight envelopes is
recommended. Another way to keep costs down is to use
aerograms, single sheets of paper sold at Panama post of-
fices that can be written on and then.folded and sealed to
form an envelope. An aerogram cannot contain any addi-
tional sheets of paper or any other objects. The cost of mail-
ing an aerogram to the United States is 24 cents.
A number of special services are available through the
Panama postal system. Letters and parcels can be certified
for a charge of 60 cents, which offers greater protection for
valuable documents because certified articles must be sign-
ed for all along the route. Special delivery service is also
available for a charge of 50 cents, and return receipts can be
placed on outgoing mail that, when returned, serve as proof
of delivery. If the return receipt card is requested by airmail,
the charge is 35 cents; if by surface mail, 30 cents.
Commission employees who lose military postal privil-
eges should check their post office boxes during the after-
noon on September 30 to remove any mail in the boxes.
Mail not picked up on September 30 will be removed and
redirected by APO officials, and the boxes will be sealed to
ensure no mail is placed in them after that date.
BALBOA COMMISSARY CLOSES SEPTEMBER 30
The Balboa Commissary closed its doors on Septem-
ber 30, ending over 69 years of operations in the same build-
ing. Opened there on May 11, 1915, the commissary was
operated by the Canal organization until September 30,
1979. Since October of that year, it has been a military com-
missary that served U.S. military personnel and dependents
as well as some employees and dependents of other U.S.
government agencies operating locally, including the
Panama Canal Commission.
The commissary has served the Isthmian community
well throughout its history and will be missed by many who
have enjoyed doing their shopping there.
Your Reporter Says....* *
Here in Dothan we are getting ready for our annual
Peanut Festival which will run from October 21st to Octo-
ber 27th. This year the Panama Canal Society of Dothan
will enter a convertible and hope to have a young, native
Zonian in a pollera or montuno and two of the older citizens
riding. This will be a first for us. The Peanut Festival has
approximately 225 entries (floats, cars, etc.) and I believe
150,000 to 200,000 come to see and attend the festival. It is
Dothan's biggest event (except for the "Gas House" tourn-
ament). Dothan is the Peanut Capital of the world.
Beverly Kinsey had a surprise visit from daughter,
Janet, and her two grandchildren, who she had not seen in
two years. Janet graduated with honors from Oakland
Community College, Ferndale, MI and plans to attend
Wayne State U, Detroit to get her degree in special educa-
tion, teaching deaf children. Janet's trip to Dothan was
good but going home she had to replace two starters, two
fuel lines, one fuel tank and a tire... it does not say much for
her 1984 AMC Renault. While in Pennsylvania, Beverly
said she was surprised to have a tornado warning. She put
off her trip to Harveys Lake, PA and it was a good thing she
did for a tornado touched down in the Back Mountain doing
a lot of damage. Her cottage was leveled. Bev and family
celebrated Halloween and Christmas in July.
Stella Nita states that she had all of her children for the
month of July and that daughter, Mary Ann, came from
Elsie and Woody Woodruff drove to Ft. Leaven-
worth, Kansas the end of August for a week's visit with
(Major) Joe and Darleen (Woodruff) Hunt and their
daughters, Lisa, Joanne and Kelly. Joe is attending the
Command General Staff College there. Granddaughter,
Jennifer Weir, who spent the summer in Dothan, accomp-
anied them and she flew home to California from nearby
Kansas City, MO. From Ft. Leavenworth, they drove to
Rogers, Ark. for an overnight visit with Mary Lou
Engelke, daughter Kathy Crowell and three grand-
daughters. Also had a nice visit with Edith and Sam Bir-
cher who came over to Mary Lou's for delicious cake and
coffee. It is always so nice to see good friends like Mary Lou,
even if the visit was short, but they had to get on the road as
they had reservations in New Orleans. They spent two days
attending the fair. On their way home they stopped in Sli-
dell, LA for a delicious breakfast and a nice visit with Don-
na and Bob Helmerichs.
John and Mary Urey have their granddaughter, Jen-
nifer, with them as she will be attending George Wallace
College. Jennifer is the daughter of Suzanne and Walter
Kleefkens of The Dalles, OR. Also visiting the Ureys for a
few weeks is Julie (Durfee) Guardia of Panama. Julie has a
host of friends here who are always so happy to see her.
Catherine and Eddie Filo had their son, Eddie Jr.
from Stuart, FL during the Labor Day weekend. Ed is a
newspaper reporter with the Stuart News and just loves it.
Alice and Bud Myers of Spring Hill, FL were also guests of
the Filos. We go way back to the old Ancon days. Alice and
Bud came with Dora (Husted) Le Grys of Mesa, AZ for
Russell Pierson's funeral. Alice and Bud returned in three
weeks for Ralph Dugas's funeral.
A little bird whispered in this reporter's ears that Edna
Kovel caught the bride's bouquet at the Hollowell-Hall
wedding in St. Petersburg. Also heard there was a slight tus-
sle among Bette (Chan) Snow, Lois (Hollowell) Jones
and Edna. Congratulations, Edna. Incidentally, the tussle
was for the bride's bouquet.
Wilma Kennerd thought the following information
would be of interest to former Balboa High School students.
Those that remember teacher Verna Steen Fletcher (typ-
ing and shorthand in the 30's) would like to know her
whereabouts. Her postal address is Box 156, Rt. 3,
Dawson, GA 31742. Miss Verna's son, Robert and family
live in Albany, GA. Her daughter, Martha, works for the
U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. Early in August,
Martha was TDY in Bogota and enjoying the opportunity
to use her Spanish.
We welcome Richard and Eileen Duncan, Jo Ann
Carr to Dothan. Richard was with the Fire Dept. and Jo
Ann a teacher with the schools.
Our sincerest condolences to the families of Mrs. Anna
Tompkins (mother of Edna Kovel), Russell Pierson
(brother of William Pierson) and Ralph Dugas (husband
of Ida Dugas and father of Leanna) who passed away re-
cently in Dothan. May they rest in Peace.
After a year of planning, interrupting and postponing,
Neilson and Doris Etchberger finally made it to Williams-
burg, VA to visit brother and sister-in-law Bill and Doris
(another one) Etchberger. From that "ole stompin'
ground" they went south to visit the other sister-in-law,
Nita Etchberger, in Jacksonville, FL where Doris spent
several days cooking Chinese dinners. After that they drove
to Clearwater to attend the Hollowell-Hall wedding and
visit sister, Betty (Chan) Snow, who returned with them to
Dothan to attend the Gas House Tournament. They say
they had beautiful weather for the entire four weeks and
never a dull moment.
Have a beautiful and festive Thanksgiving!
Catherine Whelan Filo
The Panama Canal Society of Northwest Arkansas
met for their annual fall luncheon on October 14, 1984 in
Fayetteville, AR. About 60 members and visitors crated the
usual happy hubbub of conversation, laughter, and squeals
of greetings to old friends. Outgoing president and secretary
/treasurer, Ed and Mildred (Makibbin) Higgins presided
over the meeting in the final discharge of their duties. The
incoming officers are Walter Jarvis, president, and
Dolores Jarvis, secretary-treasurer, residents of Bella
There has been almost an exodus from this area to
England and the European continent this year.
Ralph and Marie Shuey are spending the fall in Ger-
many on their biannual trip to visit Marie's sister.
John and Polly Michaelis are on an extensive tour
from England through Europe to Egypt and the Holy Land.
They were able to find John's parents' ancestral villages and
homes in the remote mountains of southern Austria, and to
spend a month with Polly's relatives in Greece. They report
they are having a great time despite the worst stretch of wet
weather in western Europe in 30 years.
Bud and Betty Balcer took a five-week trip to
England and Scotland from late in August through Septem-
ber. They flew both directions on TWA and didn't particu-
larly care for the Jumbo 747s too big and they carry over
400 passengers. (Compare that with the Panama Canal
Company ships.) In Great Britain, they enjoyed the Cots-
wolds, East Anglis, the Lake Country, and Wales. In Scot-
land, they spent a week with friends, Dick and Ella Barclay,
in Glasgow, and endured typical Scottish weather rain
every day with some sunshine. The Balcers did their touring
in a rented car on which they put over 3800 miles. Gas is
sold by the imperial gallon at a cost of from 1.79 to 1.88
pounds, and they really got a break with the pound being
down against the dollar. Needless to say, both came home
with lots of souvenirs, and both are looking forward to going
back again soon.
Etta Fay Terrell and Jessie Newhard spent October
in England on their second trip there in as many years.
Marla Annen, 14 year old daughter of Martin and
Marilyn, took a summer trip to Europe with a group of
about 20 classmates. From their first stop in London, the
group proceeded to Paris, Rome, Venice, and Florence,
and also spent some time in Germany, Austria, and Switz-
erland. The rest of the family, including brother Marty,
busied themselves at home with their usual numerous activ-
ities, especially the windsurfing and sailing business.
Pete and Sue Warner truly enjoyed babysitting their
four-month-old grandson, Robert K.A. Warner II, for a
few weeks while the baby's parents, Robert and Leslie,
were getting settled in Mobile, AL, following a move from
Oklahoma. Robert is the captain of a tug working in and
out of Mobile Bay.
October was an exciting month for Addie Colclasure
and family. Addie's two sisters came for a visit and all three
drove to Arkadelphia to see grandson Danny Colclasure
during an official family weekend at Ouachita Baptist Uni-
versity. Meanwhile, back at the ranch grandson Freddy
Colclasure is having a real good time with his new Korg
polysynthesizer, an electronic keyboard instrument. And
daughter Marian Colclasure, also into the electronic
world, is playing with her very recently acquired Apple II
computer, monitor, graphics tablet, and printer.
Jack and Joan Corliss welcomed Joan's sister and
husband, Joy and Bruce Lindell, and niece Pamela, who
came from Florida for a few days in September.
A mini-reunion of Electrical Division personnel occur-
red when Buckeye and Betty Swearingen flew in from
Colorado for a short visit with the Corlisses, and Tunney
and Dolly Housley drove up from Florida for a visit with
Red and Kathleen Huffman. All four couples got together
for a boat ride on Beaver Lake, followed by a feast of coun-
try fried chicken at a lakeside inn. The occasion was so thor-
oughly enjoyed that Red wished they lived nearer so they
could all get together more often.
Kathleen and "Rojo" Huffman are taking lessons on
their new electronic spinet organ, learning how to make it
sound like a big band, banjo, guitar, etc. It is an exciting
adventure for both of them and they are enjoying the chal-
lenge it presents.
In September, Dorothy and Bruce Sanders enjoyed a
two week 2600 mile automobile trip into Iowa and Wiscon-
sin and across the upper peninsula of Michigan en route to
Midland and Michigan's thumb country. On their return
via Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, they spent an all
too short four hours with Horace L. (Smitty) and Dorothy
(Huffman) Smith at their mini estate in Columbus Grove,
Lynn and Maude Cook were glad when son Lynn Jr.
(Bud) arrived from El Paso for a fall visit. He managed to
get every bush and hedge in their vast yard trimmed before
Evelyn Engelke's daughter Judy Montonaro came
from Maryland to spend a couple pleasant weeks with her
mother in September.
Harold and Jerry Harp entertained a bulging house-
ful of family visitors in October. All six of their children,
three in-laws, and four grandchildren. Namely: Bill and
Susan Harp and their daughter, Liana, from Eugene, OR
and Panama; Jacqueline (Harp) Terry and children,
Rachel and Benjamin, from Boulder, CO; Laurie (Harp)
and Brett Moreland, from Boulder, CO; Mary Harp,
from Boulder; Jeff Harp, from Tallahassee, FL; Rebecca
(Harp) and Kenny Croft and daughter, Morgen, from
Panama. Because the Crofts were up from Panama, the
family decided to all get together. It had been planned that
some would stay in motels, but since their visit coincided
with the weekend of the area's arts-and-crafts and antique
shows, no accommodations were to be had. So, Harry,
Jerry, and Jerry's mother just moved over and made
Susie Magee (Mrs. Mugsy) spent a couple early fall
months visiting two of her daughters in California. She now
claims to be Hollywood's newest star since she visited Grau-
man's Chinese Theater where she had her picture taken and
attached to a calendar. You might call it a souvenir. On the
other hand, how many calendar girls do you know?
In early September, Elsie and Woody Woodruff stop-
ped in Rogers and overnighted with Mary Lou Engelke.
Edith and Sam Bircher joined them for the evening. The
Woodruffs were returning home to Dothan from Kansas
and planned a stop at the World's Fair. The following week,
Mary Lou received an unexpected call from Howard and
Eleanor Buehler who reside in New Port Richey, FL and
were travelling in the vicinity.
Red and Alice Nail put the camper in motion in Sept-
ember and made a 6000 mile tour of some of the western
states. Hit some high spots (Yellowstone, Cratger Lake,
Grand Canyon all chilly but beautiful) and some low
spots (Pacific coast and inland deserts all hot but beauti-
ful). Saw Margaret Davis and Azalea, OR. She had just
returned from her sixth European tour. Saw Al and Polly
Zon in Port Hueneme, CA. They were very soon to leave
for Hawaii. The Nails enjoyed every mile of the tour, even
the limitless prairies and deserts, and enthusiastically snap-
ped twenty rolls of 35mm film, some of which still can't be
identified but they're beautiful.
Carl Newhard spent most of the summer visiting his
sons. While with Bruce and family in Battle Creek, MI, he
saw the Michigan 500 auto races and a baseball double-
header in Detroit, and did some fairly unproductive fishing.
He interrupted his stay in Michigan to go to Tiffin, Ohio, to
spend three weeks with Sam and family. Carl, Jr. lives not
far from his dad in northwest Arkansas, so they are able to
get together frequently.
Libby Vowell's daughter Kathy and her husband,
Leon Sharpensteen, moved to Rogers, AR from New
Orleans in June. Libby is happy to have them near, and is
appreciative of all their help with maintenance chores. In
October, son Charles, his wife Jacque (Crowell), and 17-
month-old daughter Casey Ann came from Arizona for a
visit. Libby declares that little Casey Ann "is the smartest
Betty McGilberry didn't take any trips this year. But
with a schedule as full as hers, who would have time for
trips? Organizational meetings, entertaining friends and
being entertained, rearing a new puppy, becoming a hot
bridge player, etc., etc. Daughter Katie and husband, Jim
Ames, moved into their new home near Beaver Lake.
There are a few spots yet to be finished (paint here, wrought
iron rail there), but they are IN it and loving it.
Merry Christmas! May all of your holidays be healthy
and merry and your problems fade away in the New Year!
The hot dry summer, as if on cue when September 21st
arrived, gave away to cool weather and lots of rain. Our An-
nual Fall luncheon was held on a very threatening day, but
Georgia Gwinn from Springfield, Missouri, came down
anyway. She was the guest of Mary and Dick Condon on
October 13th and 14th. Georgia looked happy and healthy
(has added on a few pounds!) and told us about her wonder-
ful trip to Athens and surrounding area. It included a 7-day
trip by ship on the Mediterranean, stopping at the isle of
Rhodes, Port Said, Cairo, Jerusalem, Patmos and Ephesus.
The latter part of August, Carl and Petie Maedl en-
joyed a scenic drive to Washington state and then flew from
Seattle to Anchorage for a week's visit with family and
friends in Alaska. On a drive to Telkeetna one day, they
were rewarded with a magnificent view of Mt. McKinley,
completely unshrouded by clouds, a rare sight. Carl caught
a silver salmon when he went fishing on the Kenai River
with his nephew from Soldatna who works on an oil plat-
form in the Cook Inlet. Upon returning to Washington after
a few days camping with Carl's sister at West Port and more
fishing, they went to view the awesome devastation caused
by the Mt. St. Helena eruptions. On the trip back to
Arkansas, a bit hurried as a cold front was behind them,
they took a few hours to visit Mt. Rushmore National
Monument in South Dakota.
Shortly after their return, they enjoyed a surprise visit
from Tim and Elizabeth Ladd of Chardon, Ohio, enroute
to visit their daughter, Felicia, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The
Ladds left the Zone, where Tim worked for the Commis-
sary Division, in the fifties. Having a musical bent, Tim
had stopped at Mountain View, Arkansas to purchase a
genuine Ozark dulcimer.
As in their custom, the Maedls will go to Minnesota
the latter part of October and will visit their daughter, Pat
Krough and family in Minneapolis and their eldest grand-
son, Todd Krough, now in his senior year at Gustavus
Adolphus College in St. Peter.
Mavel Iglesias, missionary to the San Blas Islands for
over 50 years, will accompany the Maedls on their trip
home and will spend a week with them before going on to
Houston and back to Panama.
Esther (Butz) Clair and her husband, Bill, from
Jenks, Oklahoma, celebrated their first anniversary,
visiting Esther's parents, Lenor and Harry Butz in Spring-
dale, for the weekend of October 13th, and attended the
luncheon. They still enjoy flying and do it as often as the
weather permits, Bill being Esther's navigator. She has also
won her proficiency wings in flying and is still teaching art
on the side, beside working as a draftsman with an engin-
Pat (Bain) De Vore from Fayetteville, said that her
mother, Adelia Bain, who is now in Europe, will be visiting
the De Vores in November and through the Christmas holi-
So many of our members have visited western Europe
and Audra Dougan is one of them. She spent two weeks in
the middle of September, touring England, Scotland, Ire-
land and Wales, with her son, John and his wife from
Ames, Iowa. There were 43-45 people in the group and all
caught cold what an inglorious ending to such an inter-
Virginia Hursh told your reporter that she has done
little traveling other than driving to Pocohontas, Iowa
where she was born and raised, trekking to various other
parts of Iowa to visit college friends and relatives.
Jacqueline (Whitlock) Yaeger and her husband,
Marcel, from Oceola, Indiana, visited her parents, Andy
and Francis Whitlock in Fayetteville for a week.
Bates Wieman was happy to have Catherine and
George Lowe from Wilmington, Delaware and Mary Joe
Yaeger from Houston, Texas as house guests.
Minnie and Mike Burton left on a trip to Jackson,
Mississippi to babysit their two granddaughters while par-
ents, Mike Jr. and wife took a trip to London, England for
Mary and Dick Condon left for a trip to the East
where they will enjoy the beautiful Fall displays at their
And a very Happy New Year to y'all!
Another West Coast Reunion is over and it was by far
the best one we've had. Thanks to Margaret Knapp's hard
work, everyone had a wonderful time. Also the great work
of Ken and Celine Stone and Sheila Bolke in raising the
"seed" money for the affair. Their efforts in ordering and
selling the T-Shirts are what made it possible to have Tito
Mouynes come all the way from Panama to play for our
Reunion. A special thank you to Joan de Grummond for
the help with the name badges and registration, and to
Dave and Thelma Hollowell for arranging the luncheon.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS & MEMBERS....
From Nancy Norton Carter... Went to Spain in July with
the bi-lingual group I have worked with, and we lived and
studied at the University of Madrid. Each week we studied
Monday through Thursday (from 9 to 1), then on Thurs-
days, we took a chartered bus and did not return to Madrid
until Sunday evening. The first week we went north to the
Bay of Biscay just a few miles from France (could see the
Pyrenees in the distance). Second weekend we went as far
south as Granada (the Alhambra!!) and the third weekend
to the east of Madrid. We didn't miss much except the
Mediterranean coast. Madrid itself was of course, full of in-
terest and beautiful. It was really a wonderful trip.
From Lolita Provost Packard (who graduated from
Clown School in March of this year)... spending a lot of
time "clowning around" did 3 birthday parties and 2
Senior Citizen parties in two weeks leaving a lot of magic
and having fun!
Betsy Donahue O'Brien, the daughter of Bill and
Landy (Cruz) Donahue has had quite a year! Betsy got in-
volved with body-building about 18 months ago and decid-
ed to go into competition. Her first try was in San Bruno,
CA last September where she placed second in the Light-
weight category. She then went on to win the title of Miss
Northern California in the lightweight and overall. In Feb-
ruary of this year, she competed in the Contra Costa Area
Body-Building Contest and won. She went on to state con-
test in Southern California and placed fourth. Betsy then
got married in April and is now guest-posing in different
competitions as well as judging. She will be the cover girl for
the October issue of "Strength Training for Beauty" maga-
zine. And, of course, her mother and father are quite
From Hank and Virginia (Ridge) Dolim who live in
Hawaii... In August we were surprised by a call from
Rachel Ridge and we had a nice afternoon's visit with her.
She had a stopover here in Honolulu for a week or so on her
way to Japan for her next assignment. In April and May we
and our good friends the Sullivans (no relation) from Tem-
ecula took a tour of Australia, New Zeland and Tahiti. It
was a great tour and very interesting. I recommend it highly
except the Tahiti portion Hawaii is so much more
modern and prettier and you are still in the good old USA.
In November we are going to Florida and on a week's cruise
out of Miami as part of Hank's 1939 Flying School Re-
EAST MEETS WEST Jack and Rene (Taylor)
Kromer of Silver Spring, Maryland, sent news of their re-
cent family reunion in California to Jack and Joan
deGrummond, long-time Zonian friends, for our newslet-
"The Taylor kids decided to get together at the Con-
lans, on the high desert, too late to join the PCS Westers at
the San Diego Reunion. The Ridges should know all there
is about reunions, and the more advanced the great genera-
tion gets, the more meaningful they become. The Taylors
included: Ruth, Rene and Kath Conlan (Taylor finishing
at Dartmouth); Juanita and Dick McConaughey, Rene
and Jack Kromer, and Nev and Ev Taylor (New Hamp-
shirites who claim C.Z. visiting rights). Below is an attempt
to reduce to writing the report of our reunion that the Saint
Lucian maid, who practically reared us, would have filed
with you. When she was not at 133 Ridge Road, she lived in
"Dis doan' de h'ardinary society note. Rut' (Taylor)
an' Rene an' Kat Conlan h'invite she sistahs an' brudda
west from de h'east fo' a pasear on de high desert. De brud-
da, Nev (same name), an' he chu'ch wife, Ev, cum across
wid de nex'-to'birt Taylor, Irene, an' she spo'se, Jack
Kromer. De nex' sistah, Juanita (same t'ing) an' Dick
McConaughey, drop do'n from H'Oaklan', where dey
chat wid him step-muddah, Grace McConaughey. While
chattin' an' frettin', dey mix wid uddah Zonians name
Tedder ('Amp an' Claire an' Et), bot' in Hesperia an'
Rancho Cucamonga (sounds Panya). At Cucamonga,
Marion (Snyder) an' Tom Rice chit-chat abo't Canal
Zone doin's, an' Betty an' Ralph Jacoby j'ine de fray. A
fr'en'ly gambling' game, a nice to sit in, but broke do'n, a
swim pool, an' de las' World Series game when de Padres
swoon he'l de soiree (dat's a Red Tank h'expreshun). Ba'k
'home Bina Rolofson Salas an' H'Art cum from Ocean-
side fo' a pasear, fetchin' memories of Panama. A Book of
Letters to Mrs. (Dr. Bob) Rolofson fo' she birthday 90 mix
de mem'ry pot good. H'Advice: De 'horses at Santa
H'Anita don' give no neva-min', jus' like Juan Franco.
An' June, 1985, bring h'anniversary celebrashun #50 fo'
Balboa an' Cristobal Hi Class of '35!! Cast de gaze fo' mas
"Next time, perhaps we can coincide with your con-
vention, and maybe compare Mouynes and Azcarraga,
beat a few golf balls (is there a Jack Ridge Golf Trophy,
West, also, like the one hackers, golfers and duffers swing
for at St. Pete? That's livin'!), and we'd like the opportunity
to rap with the likes of Frank Fitzpatrick, David Smith,
Aileene Smith Hoyle, Jean Mitchell Smith, an' uddah
fr'en's dem." Yours for the Canal and its memories,
Jack and Rene Kromer.
Sheila (Gilbert) Bolke
I had the Sewing Group over to my house today and
though there were only twelve of us, we did have an enjoy-
able day discussing our many trips. I had been on a cruise to
Alaska on the new ship M. S. Noordam, with my sister-in-law
Joyce Gunn. The rainy season was very apparent but it was
still a beautiful sight to see the Glaciers. Joyce even won a
ships pool which delighted her.
Mildred Sutherland and a friend enjoyed a two week
cruise to the Greek Islands aboard the 'Sea Princess' (ex
Kungsholm). They also traveled in September which seems
to be the best month to travel.
They visited for three days in Athens before returning
to London for another four days of sightseeing.
Back in Clearwater, she helped her sister Marge
Shipley and niece Julia Shaffer hold a Grand Opening of
their new ceramic shop 'Julmar Creations' on Friday, Oc-
tober 19th. They welcome all Zonites who are interested in
Ceramics. I was one of her first customers and am already
busy cleaning my greenware.
Aura and Bud Erickson returned recently from a
weeks tour of Ante-Bellum homes in Natchez, Mississippi.
They also attended a mini family reunion in Pascagoula,
Eleanor Buehler and Mildred Sutherland started a
summers trip at the Confederate Capital in Montgomery,
Alabama and were surprised to find a statue of Gorgas in
the rotunda, and had their pictures taken by him. Then
Mildred flew back to Clearwater while Eleanor drove on to
visit her brother in Illinois and her mother in Iowa, where
she also attended a class reunion.
Her husband Howard flew up from Florida to join
Eleanor in St. Cloud, Minnesota where they spent several
weeks with Judy Buehler and husband Sid Williamson
and children. Their granddaughter Kathy, a Junior in
High School and a horsewoman; Mathew, their grandson,
a 9th grader at St. John Prep School. Sid owns a civil engin-
eering consulting firm in St. Cloud and Judy acts as his sec-
retary in her spare time.
They also visited their second daughter Beverly
Buehler who is a director of Nursing at Madison General
Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
As the weather began to cool, they started South and
stopped at Rogers, Ark. for a brief visit and lunch with
Mary Lou Engelke. They were disappointed not to find
the Ernest Van Horns home when they drove through Hot
They spent a week in Ft. Worth, Texas, with their son
Paul, who is a Financial Analyst and Program Planner with
Champlin Oil Co.
On their way home they visited with Lucy and Dan
Byerly in Georgetown, Texas. It was a busy and wonderful
two months, logging nearly 8000 miles.
At home in Florida, a group of former Canal Zone
couples met periodically for luncheon. On October 18th,
Patty and Roger Michel entertained at their home in
Spring Hill. Attending were Eleanor and Howard
Buehler, Alice and DeWitt 'Bud' Meyers, Hattie and
Frank McLaughlin, Jerry and Artie O'Donnell, Charles
Tatman, Largo Woodruff Rankin and Wallace Wood-
Ruth Bigelow just returned from her summer home
in Westminster, Mass. She and her sister took several trips
around New England and also to Montreal for a weekend.
They spent a week at Prince Edward Island. Then Ruth
flew out to Portland, Oregon to see her son and his family.
This summer our Sarasota travellers covered a good
portion of our great United States.
Tour groups to Alaska included Jay Cain, Gladys
Conley, Louise Pustis, Carl and Virginia Starke, and
Johnny and Dottie Kozar on a cruise covering various
cities in Alaska, Canada and California.
Another tour took Helen and Clifford Russell on the
S.S. Fairsky to Alaska which stopped over in Astoria, Wash-
ington. On their return, she invited Marie Graham of Sil-
verton, Oregon (widow of Ralph Graham formerly of the
Gatun Hydro Station), with her daughter and son-in-law
Steve and Martha Graham Vickery of Portland, Ore. to
join them for lunch while the ship was in port. They hadn't
seen each other for over 20 years, so they had a great time
reminiscing and getting caught up on Canal Zone news.
Another Alaska trip was enjoyed by Mayno and
George Walker's children, Carole Walker Peregoy and
son Michael, and Patrick Fitzgerald, son of Mabelle
(Mickey) Walker Fitzgerald. They visited with another
daughter Jeanne and Jack Wagner in Anchorage and had
the thrill of hunting, salmon fishing, and river-rafting.
Later the Wagner and Peregoy Clan went to Ewa Beach,
Hawaii to visit with Vicki (Baldwin) Fischer and family.
Indulging in the delicious pineapples and other fruits and
enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches was reminiscent of
happy times at Santa Clara Beach, R.P. and of Canal Zone
Mina Dee visited her son Bill Lang and wife in Olym-
pia, Washington. While out there her daughter-in-law
Mary Jo drove her to see the China Art Show in Seattle,
Washington. Her grandchildren, who live in Portland,
Oregon, came to visit each weekend and she enjoyed their
many interesting times spent with them.
Her other son, Pete Lang, and wife, Mary Lou
Dailey of Balboa, R.P., visited here during the summer va-
cation which also included a family get-together with Mary
Lou's parents, Charlotte and Earl Dailey of St. Peters-
burg, Florida and a good time was had by all.
Al and Miriam Bissett leisurely headed west this past
summer in their motor home. Along the way they visited
with Canal Zone friends. First stop was with Jan Jenner in
Pensacola, Florida where daughter Jerrye Jenner Tisdale
from Gulfport, Miss. and Cash and Mary Jane Paulson
from Tallahassee, FL joined in the fun. In Dallas, TX they
were delighted to see the families of Beverly and Hazel
Halliday and Robert and Irma Von Tress. Their Califor-
nia stay was highlighted by a day with Inez Evans. Return
home was by way of Grand Canyon where Miriam took the
thrilling helicopter ride over the Canyon. In late August
when school started for Miriam, Al flew to Portland,
Oregon to visit for two weeks with a niece and family.
Allen and Kay Miller had as their guests their
daughter Martha K. Hoskins and year old grandson
Michael Allen Hoskins from Portland, Oregon for a 2-
week visit in August. They also visited their cousins Tom,
Barbara and Diane Peterson and Michael's great, great
aunt Margaret R. Peterson of Sarasota, and a host of
friends. Many parties were given in their honor.
Helen Louise Dudak of Orlando, FL was an over-
night visitor with Allen and Kay Miller, which included a
visit with Mary Orr. Mary, Helen, and Kay were all grad-
uates of the same class at the Canal Zone Junior College.
Mary Orr was the guest of her brother Mattes and
Selwyn Orr of Ridgway, Colorado and saw many relatives
and friends, as well as experienced the high mountains and
survived the high altitude of that area.
Rae and Joe Ebdon went by plane to Vermont to visit
with Edna and Jim Million, and Truman and Betsy
Hoenke in their lovely summer cottages. The Ebdons and
Millions motored back to Sarasota via Niagara Falls, Can-
ada, and California and visited with family and friends en
route. Then on to Houston, TX to join Fred, and Bev Eb-
don who had recently arrived with "Pop" Ebdon whom
they had brought in their motor home to visit with his
sisters, ages 102 and 105 yrs. They also visited with Bill and
Sue Fahnstock Ebdon, so a fine family get-together was
enjoyed by all.
Trying to keep the rust off their camper, Fred and Bev
Ebdon keep "on the go" and take many trips and enjoy
During the summer, they joined with Al and Miriam
Bissett of Sarasota with their camper and motored to St.
Augustine, the city of "The Fountain of Youth".
Then another trip to meet with Howard and Arleen
Osborn at their Lake Cottage in Mass. to travel to Canada
and visit the many spots of interest in this most beautiful
country. On the way back, they made a short stop in Old
Town, Maine so that Bev could look around her mother's
(Mrs. Verniece Moody) home town.
Franny Jones spent several weeks in Ocala with John
and Mary Hare and was the guest at a family wedding.
Bob and Lotti Orvis of Daytona Beach, FL spent the
Memorial Day holidays in Sarasota with his mother, Fran
Orvis. Their son, Bobby Orvis and friend, Karen Ben-
nett, Sarasota residents, went sightseeing at EPCOT and
later visited his parents at their home in Daytona Beach.
Walter and Blanche Hartman enjoyed a nice visit
from her granddaughter Cheryl Mclntire Burkemper and
husband as they were en route to their new residence in
Major Tom Pustis and his wife and year-old son
Joseph were guest of his mother, Mrs. Louise Pustis, prior
to his transfer to his new duty station at Wright Patterson
AFB, Dayton, Ohio. Louise Pustis will be spending the
Thanksgiving holidays with them and in December will
visit with her daughter Connie Pustis Ebdon and son-in-
law Jim Ebdon in Napa, California and with her other son
in Washington State, for the Christmas holidays.
Jeanne Burgoon is an October Birthday Girl. Her
daughter Karen O'Neil and granddaughter Laura Jeanne
Timms of Deerfield, FL came to spend her special day with
many good thoughts and "happies".
With so many people coming and going, it's easy to
understand why we Panama Canal Society members enjoy
our Sarasota living. Have a Happy Day!!
Gladys B. Humphrey
What a wonderful summer I have had with my vaca-
tions by proxy. Just must tell you all about them too. The
first report was that Roy and Frances (Violette) Sharp en-
joyed a trip to the Northwest on the Majestic Experience as
far as Kentchikan. They spent seven days travelling the In-
ner Passage after which they flew to Seattle Washington.
While there, they visited with Robert and Ruth Blake.
Robert was Valedictorian of the Balboa Graduating Class of
1937. They had a delightful trip to Mt. Rainier. They also
visited with Margaret (Haw) Teegarden who took them
sightseeing around Seattle.
Ernest and Dorothy Yocum had a delightful summer
trip to Minnesota in July where they visited with Jim and
Grace Pfau. Barbara Clarke from Corning California
joined them and the five thoroughly investigated the area.
Trips to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth in Minnesota,
to parts of Fargo in North Dakota, Superior, Wisconsin on
to Thunderbay, Canada, returned to Pelican Rapids, Min-
nesota and through St. Paul on the way home. All in three
weeks. While at the Pfaus, fishing was enjoyed in their back
yard. Jim is still teaching Chemistry in Moorhead Concor-
dia College, while Grace teaches English at the same place.
This item came from Jane Huldtquist and I cannot
improve on it so will copy it.
NORTH TO ALASKA
On the 25th ofJuly the Herrington's (Bob and Dot),
the La Croix's (Mike and Dotty) and the Huldtquists
(Fred and Jane) headed North TO ALASKA via Seattle,
Washington. Only an afternoon and evening there so apolo-
gies go out to all of our friends in that area, that due to a
very hectic schedule we were unable to call. We all loved it
and have promised ourselves to return again. We had din-
ner at a lovely restaurant called Mira Beau atop a bank,
forty-six stories up and viewed Seattle in a spectacular 360
degree panoramic view. Next morning we boarded a ferry
and drove across the Olympic Peninsula to Port Angeles
and boarded another ferry to Victoria, British Columbia.
Upon arrival in Victoria we headed for the famous Butchart
Gardens, and you can imagine our surprise when we met
the Norris's of Dunedin, Alabama at the entrance to the
Gardens. When the "huggin and kissin" were over, we
toured the gardens together, and bid them farewell. They
were on a motor coach tour of the Canadian Rockies.
Shortly after we returned to our hotel we were met by
Cecil and Ronnie Vockrodt from the Canal Zone, who
make their home in Victoria. After a beautiful ride through
the residential areas and other points of interest in the city,
we arrived at their home. Oh, yes, both Ronnie and Cecil
were bedecked in Panamanian Montuno hats, and with
their piped Panamanian music throughout the house, it
wasn't long before we had a little bit of Panama on the
shores of Canada. Talk about a "million dollar view" -
they live on a 50 foot cliff facing the Straits of San Juan de
Fuca, and in the distance can be seen the snow-capped Mt.
Baker. Cecil said they may live in Canada, but they can
look at the United States whenever they wish, and on the
4th of July can even see the fireworks over there. We had a
delicious dinner that only Ronnie can prepare and hated to
see the evening end. Hope we didn't overstay our welcome.
We all thank you again for your hospitality and bringing a
little bit of home into our evening with you.
The next day we were on our way, again by ferry to
Vancouver, a bustling large metropolis filled with interest-
ing places to shop and visit. Namely, Chinatown, Gastown
(a Must), Stanley Park, and a huge underground shopping
mall (if you are so inclined). That night dinner was served at
the "Ship of the Seven Seas", a converted ferry boat that
serves a seafood buffet of 68 choices of seafood. Didn't know
that there were that many delicacies in the ocean.
Another tour the next day, and then we boarded our
ship the M.S. Noordam, which was our home for the next
seven days. What can I say about this ship? It is the newest
cruise ship in the world, (only four months old), Holland-
American Line, sparkling clean, magnificent cuisine, beau-
tiful cabins, outstanding activities, shopping mall aboard,
seven lounges with orchestras, combos, casino, two swim-
ming pools, etc., etc. and etc. AY QUE BONITA!
Our cruise took us to Ketchikan (southern most city of
Alaska on the Inside Passage) mining town, small, Totem
Poles and Legends, Salmon Hatchery and spawning
grounds. Juneau (capitol city), much larger, Salmon cook-
out, Gold Panning, Ice Fields, River Rafting (WOW-
WHAT FUN-35 degree weather-white water) Mendenhall
Glacier, Eaglecrest Ski Lodge, Red Dog Saloon, First Gold
Mine you name it.
We had 16 hours in port, and believe me, we needed it.
Next stop, Glacier Bay, where at least 20 glaciers (tidal type)
feed into the bay. The booming "white thunder" of the ice-
bergs as they calve away from the glacier what an excit-
ing experience that was.
On to Sitka the next day a picturesque island town
that was the original Russian capitol in this hemisphere.
Beautiful islands surround this area filled with whales and
seals (of course they are in the waters surrounding these is-
lands). The Russian influence continues in their culture,
and a folkloric dance group, gave us an insight into the
many types of Russian dances. A definite "must' for all
What can I say about our Alaskan State? It abounds in
wildlife, flowers, natural evergreen forests, rugged terrain,
snow-capped peaks, salmon, gold, totem poles, indians,
quaint towns, and a unique adventurous people proud to
be Americans as we all are, but especially in this last frontier
of American that is Alaska.
We all loved it, and are ready to go back again and ex-
plore the rest of it! It is breathtakingly beautiful and seven
days were just not enough!
We are wondering what the folks in Sarasota who also
went there thought of it. Also the Forgesons (Betty and
Barney) who went on another ship for a 1-day cruise right
after us, also Sara Rowley.
While Al and Debbie Pate were visiting with Ed and
Virginia Blount in Mobile, Alabama, Ed and Virginia
took them to the area where the U. S. S. Alabama was tied up
for display to the public as a permanent Memorial to the
men of Alabama who served in the Armed Forces of our
To their surprise there was a huge display of cups and
saucers each set from a different ship representing many dif-
ferent Steamship Companies. On further investigation a
plaque was located stating that the cups were presented by
"a native son", Capt. Frank G. McGilberry, former Pilot
for the Panama Canal Zone. There were 200 different cups,
each well marked and distinguished from the other. This re-
quired further investigation.
Ed Blount wrote to Capt. McGilberry's widow, Betty,
to get what info he could. What a book could be written, but
I will try to give just the highlights.
Capt. McGilberry became a pilot in the Canal Zone
in 1945 and piloted approximately 5,000 ships through the
Canal over a 27 year span. Incidentally, after moving to
Arkansas, he renewed his Master's License for another five
years. When he first came to the United States they lived in
Texas where he worked with the Sedco Company of Dallas,
Texas, which operates self-propelled oil rigs. He was re-
sponsible for testing the huge off-shore rigs used to pump oil
from underneath Europe's treacherous North Sea. He
tested and passed the first two rigs ever constructed, each at
a cost of almost $40 million. Then he became ill and had
surgery for lung cancer. He was unable to work after that.
Now about the cups. Each cup came from a ship that
he had piloted through the Panama Canal. When he retired
came the old question "Where would they serve best?" He
was born and raised in Alabama. His Shipping career
started in Alabama, and the U.S.S. Alabama was there on
display. What a better or more suitable place? So after com-
munication with the Executive Director of the U.S.S. Ala-
bama Commission, his gift was gratefully and enthusias-
On your next trip to Mobile, visit this shrine and ab-
sorb a little Panama Canal memorabilia also.
In the new Canal Record Address Book mailed in No-
vember, a new address was given for my niece, Mrs. Col-
leen O'Connor Lau. Just too late to catch up with the issue,
the address changed again and I promised to see if I could
get it in this issue. Please note that it is now Mrs. Colleen
O'Connor Lau, 11783 7th Lane No., Apt. 3, St. Peters-
burg, FL 33702.
Bob and Carolyn Johnson, Kissimmee, Fla., phoned
en route to Longview, Texas, and North Dakota. They ex-
pected to be in New Orleans by mid-September to visit the
Fair and old friend, Rusty Folger, before returning to Kiss-
Mrs. Joyce Dugas Joubert, Baton Rouge, reports sad
news from the Dugas family. Her brother, RalphJ. Dugas,
died of a massive heart attack on October 11, in Dothan,
Ala. Among those attending the funeral were all his bro-
thers and sisters (Lee, Norman, Dot Broadbent andJoyce
Joubert), and all his children, Ralph Jr. from Hawaii,
Linette from Illinois, Leslie from San Francisco, and
Leanna, 17, who is living at home. Also in attendance were
his five granddaughters. No other details are available.
Philip "Skip" and Kathleen Scheibe Gabriel, for-
merly of Harvey, La., are now at home at 22081 Rockport,
Huntington Beach, CA 92646, with their children, Robert,
Karyn and Stephanie, and the family dog. Skip was pro-
moted to supervisory port engineer and will be working out
of Long Beach.
Gene Gregg of Mandeville says the picnic in Ocean
Springs for area ex-Zonians was superb. He and his wife
stayed until after dark, talking with old friends. Soon after-
wards they were off for a visit with the Gas House Gang in
Dothan. Lesser told his great jokes along with Jim Coman
and Bud Thomas. Lois Thomas gave Gene a new Gas
House cap, since his old one was getting scruffy. The
Greggs stopped over for a visit with daughter, Gail Weien,
and her husband, Bob, in Enterprise, Ala. Both are at Ft.
Rucker where Bob's a captain in medicine at the Army hos-
pital and Gail's a nurse. Since then the Greggs have been
babysitting with Hailey, youngest of daughter Lynn and
Clayton Brown, while they took Carlye and Rayne to
Disney World for a week. Nowadays the Greggs (Marian,
Gene, Helen, Laura and young Gene) are busy planning a
trip to Panama in December and January with the help of
friends Jim Palumbo, Laura Russon Bilgray, George
Lapp and Charley Soukup. Gene's heard from Ben Maz-
zoni who's doing fine. Also, the Greggs were deeply sad-
dened by the death of their good friend, Bob McCullough.
Laura and Helen Gregg are still working at LSU, Baton
Rouge, and Nancy is in New Orleans. Roland Casanova,
Ed Parker and "Squeaky" Helmericks are all fine and
send regards. The Greggs also enjoyed a passing visit from
Mr. and Mrs. "Snowflake" Jones on their way back to
their home in Colorado recently.
A friendship was renewed after 25 + years when two
ex-Zonians found themselves working together on the man-
agement team of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve head-
quartered in New Orleans. Bill Hatchett, vice president,
Petroleum Operations & Support Services Inc., the Depart-
ment of Energy's contractor that operates the reserve, had
been in New Orleans on the project since 1981 when in May
of this year he learned that a "Jim McKeown" had
Bill Hatchett and Jim McKeown of New Orleans, work together
on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve project.
reported in as DOE assistant program manager for man-
agement and administration. "When I heard that name, I
was convinced it was the Jim McKeown from the Zone, but
called his office immediately to confirm," says Bill. Sure
enough! Since then the two have shared a few cervezas cat-
ching up on Zone news, remembering mutual friends, and
enjoy working together on the nation's critical Strategic
Petroleum Reserve project. If you happen to be in New
Orleans, Jim may be reached at 734-4660 and Bill at
734-4451 during the day.
Nick Jackson, Lafayette, La., writes that young son,
Robert, is growing like a weed with a smile that won't quit.
Robert's older brother, Nate, has turned out to be a helpful
and utterly fascinated 12-year-old. Nick says he's con-
vinced that no home economics class could ever match the
experience Nate is getting at home right now. Now, that's a
Mrs. Myrtle A. McCullough, 409 Fifth St. S.E.,
Sidney, MT 59270, has written to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Gregg of Mandeville, La., of the death of her son, Robert
E. McCullough, on July 27. She says he was in the hospital
only three days and died peacefully in his sleep. His career
included a stint in the Air Force before serving as a teacher,
then supervisor of industrial arts at Rainbow City. Later, at
Cristobal High School, he taught social studies, mechanical
drawing, and metal and woodwork shop. Interment was at
Sidney Cemetery with military honors.
A letter addressed to Mrs. Mary D. Stark of Monter-
ey, La. requesting news for the next issue, was returned by
the post office on October 13 marked "unclaimed" and
"deceased." No other details are available.
Patt Foster Roberson
Lt. Col. Gordon F. Boswell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John G. Boswell of Hattiesburg, assumed command of the
44th Field Missile Maintenance Squadron, 44th Strategic
Missile Wing, South Dakota, on Aug. 24. Gordon earned a
bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of
Miami and was commissioned in 1967. He was first assign-
ed to F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, as a missile combat
crew member, instructor and standardization evaluator. In
June 1970 he was assigned to the 4315th Combat Crew
Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California, as a
Minuteman I operational readiness instructor. In May
1973 he was assigned as a warning system controller in the
SAC Command Post and later as a missile operations of-
ficer within the Directorate for Command Control. In May
1976 he entered the Air Force Institute of Technology at
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, where he earned a master of
science degree in logistics management. After graduating,
he was assigned to Minot AFB, North Dakota, in June
1977, where he served as chief of Vehicle and Equipment
Control Branch and Training Control Division. From April
1980 to August 1984, Gordon was assigned to the SAC Sys-
tems Office, Norton AFB, California, where he was involv-
ed in the design and development of the Peacekeeper weap-
on system and served as a MAJCOM ICBM system mana-
ger and chief, SACSO Missile Maintenance Liaison. Gor-
don's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Mas-
ter Missileman Badge and the Air Force Commendation
Medal with two oak-leaf clusters. He is married to Helen
George formerly of Gatun, and they have a daughter, Ash-
ley, 9. Helen's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis H.
George of Fairhope, Ala.
Lt. Col. Gordon F. Boswell with his wife, the former Helen
George, and daughter. Ashley, 9.
Clairee (Mrs. Roger) Chisolm of Union reports that
her 10-year-old grandsons are burning up the go-cart
tracks these days. Doug, son of Paul Chisolm, with only
three month's experience on the track, recently won a first-
place trophy in Jackson; a 5th place in Alexander City,
Ala., state series; 1st in Quin, Ala.;2nd in Malone, Ala.; a
$500 gift certificate and several nice cash prizes. Mean-
while, Brian, son ofJerry Chisolm, with just six week's ex-
perience has won a second and third-place trophy. The boys
mowed lawns all summer to cover their racing expenses.
Granddaughter Tina, 11, has also won another go-cart
trophy, but has now decided to retire from the track. Clair-
ee's garden didn't make this year because of the long dry
spell. Roger's been busy cutting wood for winter and son,
Jerry, has gone to work for the federal government at the
Indian reservation, Philadelphia, Miss.
A couple of go-cart champions, Doug and Brian Chisolm of
Union, Miss., with their trophies.
Got a super letter from BHS classmate, Henry F.
Cruz, now a retired Navy Senior Chief, living with his
family at 19819 82nd Place W., Edmonds, WA 98020. He
and his wife, Pat, have four children Ed, a high school
senior; Mike, a student at Eastern Washington University;
Kathy, a lab technician who was married Sept. 8; and Phil,
with the Navy in Orlando. Henry's parents have lived in
San Francisco since retiring from PanCanal in 1964; sister,
Landy, a Society member, is in Concord, Calif.; and his
younger sister, in Fairfield, Calif. Henry made his first Pan-
Canal reunion in San Francisco some years ago, recalling a
good time visiting with Myrna Boynton, her brother,
George, (who Henry ran track with), Ray Nickisher, Joan
Gibson, Emma Menzel, among others. Though moving
around a lot with the Navy, Henry never has returned to the
Zone, but hopes to take in some more reunions.
Catherine and George Darnall, Gulfport, Miss.,
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6 with a re-
ception at Grass Lawn (a restored historical home in Gulf-
port). They were married in the First Presbyterian Church
in Baton Rouge. Three members of their wedding party
were special guests at Grass Lawn, among the 175 in atten-
In case you missed it, Dan D'Imperio, a syndicated
columnist with the Crown News Syndicate, who writes
"Flea Market Finds", states in his August 12 column that
the current price of a Panama Canal commemorative plate
is $22. What is a Panama Canal commemorative plate?
Following the Ocean Springs picnic, Dorothy (Mrs.
Marion F.) Green of Lake Shore wrote us a nice newsy
"catch-up" letter. Their middle son, Zan, and his wife,
Genevieve, are the proud parents of twins, Liz Kirby and
Zan Nichols, born Aug. 13 in Destrehan, La. Maternal
grandparents are Charles and Leah Schlicher of Ham-
mond, La. Great-grandmother is PCS members, Mrs.
Frances P. Walker of Marrero. Dorothy says that Zan
pushes the twins around in a unique double-decker buggy
he calls their Rolls Royce. The Green's second youngest
son, Daniel, and his wife, Cynthia, are in Anchorage,
Alaska, with daughter, Brooke Adriane, who celebrated
her second birthday on Sept. 26. Maternal grandparents
are Ruth and Thomas Zobkian of Baton Rouge. Daniel
was graduated magna cum laude from Dominican College,
New Orleans, and has been working in the medical field.
Cynthia is an ICU nurse. The youngest Green son, Mat-
thew Luke, was graduated in criminal justice with honors
from St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas, completed a
masters, and is employed in Alaska's criminal justice office
in Anchorage. All five Green children were born and reared
on the Zone. Dorothy and Marion work together putting on
judo and self-defense demonstrations, the latest for in-
structor Darlene Underwood and her class in Bay St. Louis,
Miss. Dorothy is a third-degree Brown Belt and Marion,
who taught 12 years on the Zone, is a second-degree Nidan
A letter addressed to Mrs. Raymond L. Harvey of
Meridian, requesting news for the next issue was returned
by the post office marked "No such St. or Ave. in city deliv-
ery." The forwarding address shown is Hatton Village,
3601 Martin Ave., Apt. 4, Tampa, FL 33611. No other de-
tails are available.
The. quest for yearbooks goes on! Juanita Jensen
Houk, 21439 Gaona, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, has gra-
ciously sent us her 1934 and 1936 Zonians, noting her ela-
tion in finding a home for them. Our pleasure, Nita! She
was reared in Balboa, was graduated from BHS in 1936
then ),eft, only to return from 1943-45 with the Army.
"Such happy days," she says. It pleases me to report that
we now have extra Zonians from 1925, '28, '29, '31, '33,
'49, '50, '51, and '52, and would be willing to share them.
Sorry, no extra Caribbeans or Conquistadors yet. A re-
cent letter from the director of schools states that "surplus"
Zonians were sold for $1 each. No further details are avail-
able, but an inquiry has been made. We are looking specif-
ically for Zonians from 1930, '40, '45, '46, '47, '48, '53,
'54, '64, '65, '73, '77 and '78 can anyone help? On a
more up-to-date note, the 1984 Caribbean has been re-
ceived and Editor Beatrice Tseng and her staff are to be
congratulated mightily for a job well done. Theme of the
book this year is "Pass on the Dream" and Miss Tseng
writes with a maturity beyond her years, "There are so
many memories I wish to retain, that only through the year-
book can I preserve those unforgettable moments."
E. Corbin McGriffJr. ofJackson was most complimentary
in a recent letter expressing his enjoyment of the Canal
Record as a first-year subscriber. Born and reared on the
Zone, he finished his education at Auburn and the Univers-
ity of Kansas where he earned a Ph.D. in environmental
health and engineering. He taught for three years at Missis-
sippi State before establishing an engineering and analytical
firm, Environmental Protection Systems Inc., in 1973. To-
day, he has offices in Jackson, Mobile and Pensacola with a
professional staff of 40. His parents live in Dothan and have
been instrumental in building Zonian fellowship there. If
you're in the area, Corbin would enjoy hearing from you.
His office number is 922-8242; home, 956-3338.
Got a lovely surprise package from Sidney Smithson
of Springfield, Mo., who sent us ten old Panama Canal
Reviews in perfect condition. Thanks so much for your gen-
erous kindness, Sidney.
Mary and Torrence Sneed of Gulfport had several
summer visitors. Gary, Cissy and Stacey Collins spent the
night while Mary was in Memphis. But she got to see them
later when they came to Memphis to pick up their other
daughter, Jillian, who had been taking a seminar in dram-
atics. Shortly thereafter Charles and Alice Latimer came
by after a trip to California to visit their son, Jim, and
welcome their new grandson. Late one night Jim Hunt
phoned the Sneeds. He was in Biloxi to see his son, Richie,
who was on TDY at Keesler AFB. The next day they had a
happy reunion over dinner. Mary and Jim worked together
at Curundu Junior High School. Servie and Petie La-
Fuente of Tampa also stayed for a short visit and lunch en
route home from the Olympics. The Sneeds report that all
their old friends are looking good and they thoroughly en-
joyed their visits.
Gretchen and Bill Warren of New Port Richey
reported in, first from Vienna, Austria, a few months ago as
they were about to embark on a three-day tour of Budapest
followed by a train trip through Switzerland. This wound
up their expedition on five package tours over four months
to 17 countries. Though the schedule was demanding, they
never missed a day of sampling scenes and culture. They're
staying well and continuing to have a wonderful, nonstop
summer-fall. A later report came from their home base in
Florida following a 10-day stay with their daughter, Kathy,
and her husband, Jim, in New York City. Highlights of
that trip included a day at the quiet country place in Wil-
mington, Del., of Pat Hannegan, attorney at law, and her
husband, Steve. Pat and Kathy were in Girl Scout Troop
27 together and are both BHS '67 graduates. Son, Dave
Warren, was in Bayonne on TDY so the Warrens managed
a lovely whole-family reunion, only the second in 15 years.
They also got to see Kathy Robbins, BHS '67, while in
NYC; Kathy now has a doctorate in drama. In September
the Warrens enjoyed a mini-campout at Homosassa
Springs with their Good Sam Club, noting the area seemed
a lot like Panama. Toward the end of October, they expect
to be on the road again, spending some time in New
Orleans visiting Dave and old friends along the way and
taking in the Fair, before getting back to Florida for a date
with the polls on Nov. 6.
Roy Wilson phoned from Tallahassee, looking for
some history on the Christmas tree burnings in the Canal
Zone. Roy has been quite successful in bringing this favor-
ite tradition to the lucky Zonians in the Tallahassee area.
Roy was also happy to report that young Wade Curtis
"Curt" Wilson is now a big strong 5 months old and look-
ing forward to an upcoming visit from Granddaddy L.B.
who's delivering Roy's old wagon with a fresh coat of paint
and merrily signed "Wade's Wittle Wed Wagon". Warm-
est regards to all the Wilsons who were so kind and helpful
during some bad times for this reporter many years ago.
Patt Foster Roberson
Gene Hamlin and Bill Poole attended their forty fifth
college reunion at Carnegie-Melon U. this fall. They then
picked up their wives and took a trip to New York State and
stopped to see the Stergions. My aplogies to Bill for not giv-
ing him a credit by-line for being one of our Pocono picture
takers and show-ers at our Pocono Reunions.
We were all saddened by the death of Jane Curtis
shortly after our reunion. Our deepest sympathy to Eddie
and family. Janie was a grand gal and will be sorely missed
by all of us.
Aggie (Tonneson) Jamke has moved to California
and may be reached through her brother Jack 11860
Washington Plaza, (Mar Vista) W.L.A. California 90066.
My sister, Jeannie, has just returned from a visit with
her daughter and family, Lt. Colonel and Mrs. Michael
Nyalko. Jody has just made the Century 21 Million Dollar
Round Table and Mike is a Marine Test Pilot at Pax,
Maryland. My brother, Bob (Dink) and Mary Dennis
have just returned from New Orleans where they took in the
Bea (Monsanto) Rhyne, Margie (Dennis) Bain, Nealie van
Siclen, Billie (Bowen) Martin, at the Panama Canal Reunion,
April 1984, Tampa, Fla.
My sister, Marge (Dennis) Bain will be spending
Christmas with her daughter and family in the Tampa area.
I extend my Holiday Greetings to all and inform you
that there will be no newsletter from me in the next issue. I
will be leaving the first week in January for Honolulu and
not returning until the first week in April. I have been hav-
ing a love affair with the Island for almost twenty years (Any
one got a better offer?) My address there is Waikiki Banyan,
201 Ohua Street, Tower #2, Apt. 3703, Honolulu, Hawaii,
96814. Come see me if you are there during the winter. My
daughter Bobbie will be visiting me in March and Tate and
Toodles (Warren) Setzer will be arriving April 12 for a
month. They had such a good time last winter that they
have taken an apt. next to me. Am looking forward to see-
ing Lois (DelaMater) Bates. She only lives six blocks from
me, and my many other friends, too. Aloha for now. See
you all at the June Reunion.
Jo (Dennis) Konover
The P.C. Society of Western North Carolina held their an-
nual picnic on July 27th on a beautiful day at Lake Julian,
with an attendance of twenty-five. Guests were Judi and
Edward Cunningham and their children from St. Peters-
burg and Bill and Marian DeVore from Sarasota.
On October 16th, we had a luncheon with attendance
of forty-five. We welcomed guests Jim and Zilla Snider,
Ralph Parker, Jackie and Marvin Ward, Jackie's moth-
er, Ruby White, Mary Cowden, Ross and Marge Hollo-
well, Carrol (Andy) and Shirley Anderson.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Florence
(Trudy) Kelley in the loss of her daughter, Margaret
Kelley Seagears. (See With Deep Sorrow)
Ross and Marge Hollowell spent two weeks in Hend-
ersonville as guests of Florence Kelley and Gene Clary.
Edith and Bob McAllister were houseguests of Gene's on
their way home from Bethesda, Maryland, where they vis-
ited Connie Bishop.
Edith (Trowbridge) McAllister and Gene Sexton Clary enjoy
the North Carolina weather, on Capt. and Mrs. McAllister's visit
to Gene for a few days visit on their way home after a visit with
Edith's sister, Connie Bishop in Maryland.
Clara Jorstad had a very enjoyable trip to the Scan-
dinavian countries in August.
Pat and Dwight Van Evera stopped to see Norma
and Sam Irvin while they were in the area. Martha Irvin
Tanner from Panama visited the Irvins and Elizabeth
Quintero. Sam and Norma had their sons, John, from Gal-
veston, and Tom and his wife, Karen, from Charlottes-
ville, with them the week before the wedding of Sam III and
Jenny Bagley. (See Weddings)
Truman and Betsy Hoenke returned in October, fol-
lowing five months at their summer island home in Ver-
mont, enjoying glorious fall colors enroute. Throughout the
summer they enjoyed visits from many former Zonians,
namely: Catherine Meissner and her daughter, Adele,
Fred and Bev Ebdon, Shirley (Million) Muse and her son
Billie, Rae and Joe Ebdon and day visits from Ruth and
Ernie Zelnick's children, Carol, John and Paul and their
Officers of the Western North Carolina Panama Canal Society. Photo
taken at the annual picnic on July 27th. Left to right: Alice Roche,
Reporter; Jean Dombrowsky, Secretary; Ronnie Angermuller,
Vice President; Elizabeth Quintero, President; and Pat Patino,
Composite photo of: Max Lerner, Jack Dombrowsky, Ralph Parker, Ruby White, Zelda Snider, Jackie Ward, Sam Irvin, Agnes
Patino, "Pat" Patino, Jim Snider, Alice Roche, Jean Dombrowsky, Clara Jotstad, Maenner Huff, Antoinette Huff, Elizabeth
Quintero, Ruth Sill, Alice Conover, Max Conover and Marvin Ward.
Composite photo of: LeRoy Wilson, Eugenia Sawyer, Bonnie Wilson, Marina Joudry, Rosita Suarez, Carmen Howe, Dorothy
Muldoon, Alice Roche, Gene Clary, Jean Dombrowsky, Ruth Zelnick, Ross Cunningham, Janet Cunningham, Ernest Zelnick,
Ruth Zelnick, Betsy Hoenke, Truman Hoenke, Elizabeth Quintero, Ross and Marge Hollowell.
Ruth and Ernest Zelnick are home again after spend-
ing a fun filled summer with their children and grandchil-
dren. The Zelnicks took a trip to EPCOT in the middle of
Elsie and Rob Smith from Sarasota were here for a
few days with the Zelnicks and the Hoenkes.
Fred Sill spent three days with his mother, Ruth Sill,
on his way back to Panama from London.
From Elizabeth Quintero: Issy Gibson and I had a
wonderful tour in September. We drove to New York and
went by KLM to Amsterdam for two days and nights. The
highlight of the stay was seeing "The Nightwatch" by
Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum. From Amsterdam, the
tour went to The Hague, Rotterdam and to Nijmagen
where we boarded the Austria for a four day and night tour of
the Rhine River. Included were stops in Cologne, Heidel-
berg, and Strasbourg, France, and the beautiful trip includ-
ed views of the many ruined castles, Lorelei Rock and the
vineyards on the mountainsides. The boat trip ended at
Basel, Switzerland from where the motorcoach took us thru
Lichtenstein to Lucerne, which was enchanting. After two
days sightseeing (and shopping) we proceeded over the gor-
geous Swiss Alps to St. Moritz and then to Garmisch, Ger-
many. The highlight of the tour was seeing "The Passion
Play" at Oberammergau during the year of its 350th anni-
versary. The rest of the trip included a day in Salzburg,
Austria, and two days at the beautiful Intercontinental
Hotel in Vienna with a tour to Schonbrunn Palace and car-
riage house. (Then back to reality and Kennedy airport in
NYC which is a disgrace! Heaven help us if foreigners judge
our country by that place!) Had a great trip even if our lug-
gage did increase by leaps and bounds to hold our pur-
Washington and Oregon had a beautiful summer. We
enjoyed sixty two days of sunshine and NO rain! The lawns
and gardens took a beating, but, it was worth it.
In July, Candy and Murray Falk moved into their
new home in LaCenter. To celebrate, they had a house-
warming party, inviting Tom and Marilyn Marsh; Jack
and Lucille Bunker; Evelyn Miesse and myself. We had a
good time together.
Those leaving the Northwest for vacations elsewhere
were Marion "Cele" Davis to Fla. to visit her daughter
Bonnie Dolan and family; Mary Stephenson to Panama
to visit her son Mike and Elaine (Asbury) Stephenson and
family; Evelyn Miesse to Las Vegas to visit Betty Clarke,
then on to Calif. to visit relatives.
Glenn and Gladys Lasher's visitors this summer were
son, Chris and Maggie Lasher (Ga.); Julie and Gene Her-
man (Fla.); Victor and Doris Higgins, who recently re-
tired from PC service.
Ann Laura Johnson's visitors were her brother and
his wife from Texas. They toured Victoria, BC and places
they missed on their previous trip.
Jane Hall Journey's visitors were her niece, Jane
Kauffer and Mrs. Luisa McCleary. Both were from Calif-
My daughter and grandson, Marcy and Steven
Napoleon, (Fla.) flew out to spend part of the summer with
me, and her brother, Jim Wood and family. Between us we
toured the area, sometimes by car, sometimes by hiking in
and camping out. The cousins, all four, had a marvelous
time getting to know each other. Betty Clarke (Nev.) also
joined us and we all had a glorious time together.
Alex, Brittany and Sue Wood, with Marcy Napoleon. Camp-
ing at Camano Island State Park Aug. 4, 1984.
Due to the lack of motels on Camano Island, we decid-
ed to "camp out" at the State Park during the reunion.
There were nine in our group, and we required the use of
two campsites. I can't remember having a better time toget-
her, it was great! Camano Island is a beautiful part of Wash-
ington, and was perfect for the NW PC annual picnic reun-
To secure the picnic area, on a "first come-first served
basis", one of our retired members, who is a resident of
Camano Island, spent the night on the beach. I'm sure Bet-
ty Skimming, our hostess, was most grateful for his help.
Thank you, whoever you are, as the Reunion was wonder-
ful, and Betty can be proud of a job well done.
Ten visitors from far and wide joined us and they were:
Elaine and Jack Streeter (Panama); Marcy (Wood) and
Steven Napoleon (Fla.); Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan
(Hawaii); Honey Bergman Fealey (Texas); Betty Clarke
(Nevada); and from California, Edythe (Marsh) Marshall
and Norma (Johnston) and Owen Rose.
Norma Rose entertained the group, by singing a ren-
dition of "Panama Mama". Scrapbooks of memorabilia
dated 1908 to 1914 and photo albums of previous reunions
were there for all to peruse.
From Washington Fran and Earl Almquist;
Beverly and Floyd Baker; Kathryn (Pershing) Behrn;
John, Mark and Michele (Greene) Bundy; Dell and
Donna Bunnell; Agnes C. Crowley; Dorcas and George
Cooper; Tillman T. and Sheila Dagle; Dorothy and Neil
Doherty; Tammy and Neil Doherty; Jim and Clover
(Shobe), Josh and Tina Duffus; Nancy (Kariger) and
Darrel Eide; Harriet and Gordon Erickson; Glenda and
John Ewell; Mary and Guy Fealey; Bonnie and Dale
Fontaine; Carolyn and Jim Forbis; Roberta and Don
Geidl; Lori and Ed Herring; Denise (O'Donnell) Hollis-
ter; Jan (Doherty) and Heidi Huff; Desnee and Paul
Joos; Minnie and Lee Kariger; Ed, Mellie, Charlotte,
Robert, and Wesley Kennedy; Leah andThomas Kin-
nas; Mary Ellen Knoop, Melissa Knoop; Miriam (Bate-
man) and Dave Lewis; Marti and Bill Lohr; Maycel and
Don MacLean; Kari and Bob Micek; Bob, Molly, Adam
and Luke Mikulich; Vivian and Walter Mikulich;
Aurea and John Mitchell; Pat and Dan Nellis; Stephanie
Nellis; Cheryl Olsen; Billie and Ted Paine; David A.
Parker; Erika Reid; Jan and Dick Reed; Anne and Jack
Rocker; Norman Rocker; Steven Rocker; Erin and Ron
Rocker; Barbara and Michael Rudge; Pat and Bill Scott;
Brenda and Jacquelyn Senecal; Dorothy and Odis Short
Short Sr.; Jody Short; Betty (Lockwood) Skimming;
Helen and Ralph Smith; Roland and Isabel Stemmker;
Margot and John Stokke; Marge and Gene Wehunt;
James B. and Sue Wood; Martha (Bradley) Wood;
Frank Young; Mary (Sullivan) and Jim Young.
L to R: Dick London, Martha (Mopsey) Wood, Winnie
Towery, Betty London, Gladys Hatch, Lucille Bunker, Jack
Bunker, John Towery, Harry Hatch. Aug. 23, 1984.
"Panama Mama", sung by Norma (Uohnston) Rose NWPC
Those who signed our Record from Oregon were the
following: Sue Almquist; Mary E. "Mebs" Ausenhem-
er; Carl Berg; Curtis and Margaret Berg; Betsy and John
Brock; Paul and Connie (Balmas) Ebdon; Marilyn and
Harold Fullman; Margaret and Grady Hardison; Jamie
and Pete Harris; (guest); Cheri and Randy Henderson;
Mary (King) and Bill Hodson; Marilyn (Metzgar) and
Tom Marsh; Joyce and Bob McAuslin; Mary, Bob,
Wendy and Robyn McAuslin; Buddy Short and family;
Lester and Billie (Marsh) Wallace.
Jack Carey, Winnie Towery, Ruth Carey, Sept. 17, 1984.
Before breaking camp for our return home, we had
coffee at the lookout nearby. There below us in the bay was
a whale! How exciting! But that wasn't all as while we
were watching the whale, an Eagle flew by. What a stroke of
luck on this fine morning before we take our leave from this
beautiful spot on Camano Island.
On the road heading towards home we stopped to visit
Mike Cunningham, who too got his dates mixed up and
missed the reunion. He is doing very well in his business
and proudly showed us around his home. We missed seeing
his family as they were at the beach.
Shortly after Betty Clarke, Mary and Steven returned
to their homes, my next visitors were Harry and Gladys
Hatch (New York). I wasn't up to snuff as I had a bad cold,
yet I managed to show them some of the highlights of my
area. We even had a pot-luck luncheon at my sister Betty
London's home. Those who joined us were Lucille and
Tom Marsh, Norman Rocker, Don McLean and Neil Doher- Jack Bunker, Winnie and John Towery.
I heard from Clarice Hewitt (Nebr.) who joined her
ty. daughter Harriet Dokken and family for an extended car
trip. They drove to San Diego, Los Angeles, Tijuana,
Mex., all National Parks enroute. They covered some of the
areas that I took two years ago with my sister Betty,
through Utah, Nevada and Ariz, and I know what she was
referring to. Some mighty beautiful country out there, and
if you, the reader, haven't seen it, I'd advise you to do so.
Your home, jobs and bills will be there when you get back,
}.so why stick around? You'll be glad you left and saw some of
this great USA. Although the average Zoner is a traveler,
Jim and Carolyn Forbis, NWPC Reunion. and covers a large territory.
Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan, NWPC Reunion. Jack and Ruth (Kupka) Carey (Tex.) arrived last week for
a short visit with John and Winnie Towery. We all got
together with the Bunkers for a gab fest, had a good time
remembering the good times and updating our lives.
October 8, I'll be joining my sister Betty and Dick,
and the three of us will drive to Tucson to visit our sister
Peggy. I will then fly to Walnut Creek to visit with Ethlyn
Wood for a few days before rejoining Betty for our return
Who knows where I'll head next? Maybe to Florida for
Paul and Desneejoos and daughter, NWPC Reunion. the Christmas Holidays with my daughter Marcy and her
Mary Lohr and Mary McAuslin, NWPC Reunion. family. If I do, I'll try very hard to make a meeting with the
Florida PC Society to see you all. In the meantime, I wish a
.Very Merry Christmas and a Happier Healthy New Year
in 1985 to each and all.
Martha B. Wood
Words to describe the Canal Zone members who were
losing their privileges, was "frustrated, furious, fast, fran-
tic, frizzled, fanatic and fatigued" during the last month of
buying, with their loss of privileges. It was a sight to see
boxes, and I mean boxes and cartons of paper towels, toilet
paper, dish soap, hair spray, dog food, etc. etc. being carted
Dale and Bonnie Fontaine. That's not an earring in Dale's ear! out of the commissary before it was too late. Most people
have an unused room devoted to a "Commie Store
We have a volunteer chairman for the 1985 NW Room". Most of the people I talked with have the view that
Panama Canal Reunion. Jim and Clover Duffus, who will if it had to come, they're glad it's over. The tension, up til
announce the date, time and place in due time. the end was enough to give one high blood pressure.
A group of loyal Balboa Commissary fans gathered
outside its doors on September 30, about 4:30 p.m. to say
goodbye to some of the old employees, have a few drinks,
shed a few tears, and see the doors close on the last Com-
missary of the Panama Canal. This signified the end of an-
other era and milestone. The ol' Balboa Commie was 69
years old, but the system served our parents, grandparents,
and great-grandparents, and goes back to the early Panama
Railroad Construction days. Gone are the old days and
to remember, that at one time, you could leave your order
and it was delivered the same day!
The October 1 date was also a milestone for others who
still reside here, those several hundred transfer-of-function
(TOF) employees that occupied PCC housing. That privil-
ege ended and the U.S. Forces assumed the responsibility
for accommodating eligible persons. So, your teachers,
postal and medical personnel moved to other housing. Very
few were pleased with their move, largely due to the reverse
seniority system that DOD applied longer service date,
worse house just the opposite from the PCC system.
Officially closed was the School of the Americas and
has been named "Black Christ Military Instruction
Center" in Ft. Gulick.
In one of the last articles I sent, I listed the decisions of
the last Board of Directors meeting, which included free
rent and electricity, and home leave every year, and educa-
tion travel for students twice a year. It all sounded good at
the time of print. Now that the dust has settled, the free rent
and electricity is NOT for everyone; the home leave is NOT
across the board without stipulations, and it is rumored that
all extras will be taxable. (There is legislation to omit taxes).
The twice a year education travel must also go to legislation.
They are adjourned until January, so the free Christmas
travel for our students has not been approved.
Well, after checking around with several PCC employ-
ees and asking them how they feel about the supposed pack-
age, the overall consensus...and I quote..."the yucca".
Y'all know what "the Yucca" is....
I have received several notes from readers in the
States, thank you, and one question they ask is about the
PCC and what is this "DIPLO 20" they hear about? To the
best of my knowledge (and I checked with an official source
on this) it signifies that 20 officials of the PCC (under treaty)
are granted the same privileges as any Diplomat. They are
designated by the PCC Administrator (confirmed by the
Secretary of the Army). Diplomatic status here consists of:
Diplomatic Passport, Diplomatic license plates, continu-
ance of Post Exchange, mail, commissary and gasoline pri-
vileges, and all extra diplomatic immunity and exemption
of payment of duty.
The Board of Directors will be meeting again this first
week in November too late to provide the Canal Record
with their findings and decisions for the December issue,
but EVERYONE is worried and hoping that we won't get
the "bohica" again....
The Commission personnel that receive their mail
through the Washington, D.C. address seem pleased with
our little out-of-the-way "Post Office". Mr. Pete Lang is
head man there and is very helpful. The "Post Office" is lo-
cated behind the Diablo Clubhouse and it looks like a
post office. Remember, there are two (2) addresses; one for
letters and one for packages (non-insured and under 40 lbs.
Mr. John F. Hern III is back from spring training
with the Atlanta Braves and is attending college here during
his break. He will report back to West Palm Beach to con-
tinue with his training in February. Keep up the good work,
John, we all want to see you in a World Series one day!
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attended the in-
stallation ceremonies for Ardito Barletta, President of
Panama, and was accompanied by his wife, Rosalyn. At
the installation ceremony held at the New ATLAPA Con-
vention Center on October 11, along with 20 other Chiefs of
State, including U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, the
loudest ovation received that morning was for President
Jimmy Carter, Panama's friend.
Received a call from Father Rutledge of Sacred Heart
Chapel in Ancon about the program celebrating their anni-
versary of the Sacred Heart Chapel. The wooden chapel in
Ancon was completed in 1907 and was originally near Gor-
gas Hospital. Later, the location was moved to the present
site on Ancon Boulevard to the lovely chapel we all know so
The Omar Torrijos International Airport has raised
the airport tax from $10 to $15 just a note of interest to
anyone traveling to Panama soon. A Panama Tourist Visa
(extension card) authorizing a stay longer than 30 days was
raised from $2 to $6.
Panama has had a lot of rain lately swollen rivers all
through the interior have been noted. Everything is very
green and beautiful.
Bruce Quinn, Equal Opportunity Director of the Pan-
ama Canal Commission, was recently decorated with the
Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa by the President of the
Republic of Panama. Dr. Jorge E. Illueca, at the ceremony
held in the Rotunda of the Administration Building, Balboa
Heights, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the open-
ing of the Panama Canal.
Quinn was recognized for his artistic contributions in
the dramatic arts over the years enhancing cultural ties be-
tween the peoples of the United States and the Republic of
He is the son of Berta I. Quinn, a retired employee of
the Panama Canal Company and the late Marcus Patrick
Bruce Quinn, being decorated with the Order of Vasco Nunez de
Jean Marie Gramlich, age 13, daughter of Larrie and
Aggie (Proback) Gramlich of Diablo, Panama, spent 2
weeks last August visiting her grandparents, Gladys and
Greg Gramlich of Dunedin, Florida. While in Dunedin,
Jean spent time with her aunt, Beverly (Gramlich) White-
head and daughters Terri and Tessa. She also visited her
great-grandfather, Gregor Gramlich of St. Petersburg,
Fla. Jean then flew to Houston where she was met by
Marilyn Clarke and her daughters, Judith and Marian
and son, Rod.
For the next two weeks, Jean and Judith attended the famed
"Karoyli's International Gymnastics World".
At the school, there were 26 coaches from across the
U.S. and all phases of gymnastics were supervised by Bela
Karoyli and his wife, Marta. (Karoyli coached Mary Lou
Retton and Julianne McNamara for the '84 Olympics).
There were 300 international gymnasts attending this 2
week session. Jean and Judith were immediately rated and
put into group 13, out of 26, according to their ability. In
their second week, the girls were advanced to group 10!
During this session, Jean was awarded 3 ribbons of accom-
plishment; one for Sukahara (vault), one for back twist
(floor) and one for double back flip (trampoline). The high-
light of their stay was meeting Bela himself, being inter-
viewed and filmed by the Japanese press and learning
what 10 and 12 hour days of hard work were all about! They
are looking forward to attending again next summer.
Coach Bela Karoyli with (L) Judith Clarke and (R) Jean
Jean and Judith are two of the six members of the Pan-
ama's National Gymnastics Team. At their last competition
held at the University of Panama, Jean was awarded one
gold medal and three silver medals. Judith was awarded one
silver medal and two bronze medals.
Judith Clarke, age 12, is the daughter of Capt.
Thomas A. and Marilyn (Kasprowicz) Clarke of Texas,
now residing in Cardenas, Panama.
Here is a poem submitted by a local Canal Society
member who would like to share the humor. We can't seem
to find out who wrote it, but credit is due:
Twas September 30 and all through my casa
It was so quiet, I wondered que pasa
My shelves were packed very neatly, I thought
With Commissary and PX items I had bought.
Then all of a sudden there rose such a clatter
I jumped from the couch to see what was the matter
There in the kitchen, the bedroom and den
Were broken boxes and bottles and wet Charmin!
Shampoos, Windex and Tide to boot,
Ketchup, mayonnaise and pickles too.
Then the phone rang a call from a friend,
She no longer lives just around the bend.
Forced to move out to Santa Cruz
That in itself would drive me to booze!
A knock at the door and a ring of a bell,
I couldn't help wonder NOW who the h---?!
I opened the door and would you believe,
There stood Jimmy Carter looking at me.
Well, Mr. Carter, come right on in -
Take a look at your treaty, I said with chagrin.
No change in life style, said you and the rest,
For America and country, it is the best.
Look around sir, and perhaps you'll confess
You are the one responsible for all this mess.
Once again, if anyone in the Panama Area would like
to help out, or be the Panama Reporter, let me know. My
local address for news and information is Apartado 59,
Balboa-Ancon, Republic of Panama, and my Washington
address is PAC 0483, Box 37301, Washington, D.C. 20013.
I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season. 1985
has just got to be better than 1984!
Ann Wood Suescum
On October 18th, thirty-three members and guests en-
joyed a get-together luncheon at Ryans Steakhouse in
Aiken. Plans are in the making to hold the Christmas dinner
at the Midland Valley Country Club on Saturday, Decem-
Bob and Iris Waggoner (Schmidt), together with
Bob's mother, Mabel Phillips, attended the wedding of
their son Steve to Cindy Petrovish on August 23rd in
Gainesville, Florida. On the same day, Bob and Iris also cel-
ebrated their 37th wedding anniversary and Bob reports
that Iris is doing so well after her by-pass surgery that she
danced with him and the groom at the wedding.
Among the crowd of hundreds attending the Oktober-
fest sponsored by the University of South Carolina at
Aiken, and tapping their feet to the music of the Guttman
Sauerkraut Bank and watching the "chicken dancers",
were Peggy and Don Hutchison, Evelyn and Howard
Hilborn, and Trudi and Lee Clontz.
In mid-August Gary Hutchison and family drove
from Louisiana for a visit with Peggy and Don Hutchison.
The grandsons, Shane and Mickey are growing up, and
when this reporter saw them, were busy doing yard work.
Later the same month, Jean and Jack Dombrowsky came
down from Hendersonville, NC to spend a few days with
We hear from Peggy Hutchison that Rodney Higg-
inbotham of Jacksonville, Fla. also has had by-pass sur-
gery, and is doing very well.
Virginia Machak (Green) and her daughter Shelby
traveled from Pennsylvania in July to visit her parents,
Nora and Charles Green. In September, the Joseph
Hickeys of Clearwater, Fla. met Nora and Charles in Aug-
usta where they both celebrated their wedding anniver-
Bill and Sis York drove to Florida to visit daughter
Nancy and family and while there managed to celebrate
two birthdays and their own 42nd wedding anniversary,
aided by the Metz's of Winter Park. They later stayed with
Eddie and Florence Metz, and attended a Gala at the Elk's
Club given for the benefit of the Harry-Anna Crippled
Children's Hospital which Bill says was a fantastic show.
Enroute to their daughter, Becky Hagan, of Raleigh,
NC, Don and Virginia Wilcox and son John stopped by
overnight at Leona and Paul Badonsky's. In mid-October
Leona and Paul took off for Irving, Texas to visit Catherine
and Earl Woodard accompanied by Leo and Gabby
Badonsky of Atlanta.
The nurses' quarters of Gorgas Hospital was home
base for Grace and Buford Hartley when they spent
several weeks in Panama in September. They enjoyed see-
ing Angela Azcarraga and Fred Lee Jr. and made a trip
to the interior spending a day in El Valle.
In October, Cathy and Chuck Horn and son Kevin,
of Williamsport, Pa. stopped and visited Betty and Pete
Barr. Cathy's father is Pastor Kenneth Bassett of the Coco
Solo Community Chapel.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Frangioni of Clearwater, Fla.
paused on their way to Maryland to spend time with their
daughter, Kay Pierce and to lunch with Olga Holmes.
1984 has been a busy year for Houston. The activities
began in March with a typical carnival party given by
Chuck and Nancy (Knick) Soukup and duplex neighbors,
"Catz" Catzoelo and Ed McArthur. Guayaberas were
the dress of the day and bottles of Ron Cortez were seen
floating around. The yard was strung with Christmas lights
to help set the mood for the much remembered Panamanian
holiday. The highlight of the evening was a 150 lb. pig
roasted on an open pit overnight by the experienced hands
of Catz, Ed McArthur, Colin Creole, Bob Medinger,
Chuck Soukup and Bob Knick. Everyone appreciated all
the great side dishes and special thanks go out to Dalyse
(McArthur) Smith and Diana Duncan. Many local Hou-
stzonians were on hand for the festivities and the out-of-
towners included Colin Creole, Bob Medinger, Stacy
Parker and Valerie Krueger from Dallas; andJim, Karen
and Jamie Mullins from Austin.
The Second Annual Memorial Weekend Camping
Trip at Lake Livingston, a mere two hours from Houston,
was organized by Catz and Ed McArthur who found the
perfect out-of-the-way spot with the help of a local Texan
named none other than "Cowboy". Approximately thirty
Zonians shared the weekend, filling the hours with much
partying, fishing, water skiing, volleyball, horseshoes and
some very competitive games of "Trivial Pursuit". Bob
Medinger and Colin Creole bought the boat down from
Dallas and Rod Snider provided a six-wheeler that made a
great drink-rest spot all attempts to start that thing fail-
ed. Dotto Frensley from Panama stopped by for the second
year in a row. Some of the campers were Diana Duncan
ar i Nico, Nancy. Soukup, Bob Knick, Julie Booz, Jim
Snyder, Brian and Linda Doyle, Jim and Cathy
(Mullins) Andrews, and Richard and Dalyse Smith.
The Houston area saw a lot of visitors this summer
with Bonnie (Bishop) and Alan Steiner of Dickinson get-
ting their fair share of them. Beginning at the end of June,
Noel and Jerry (Hunt) Farnsworth and children came by
during their annual leave from Panama. They even made it
into Houston proper to visit Catz.
The first visitors in July were brothers, Edgar
"Bobo" and Charlie McArthur. It was a mini McArthur
reunion when Bobo's children Dalyse and her husband
Richard Smith, Ruth and Ed; and Charlie's children
Murray and Lisa and nephew, George Mikez met at
Chuck and Nancy Soukup and Catz and Ed McArthur's
duplex for barbeque and drinks. Charlie had to return to
Panama, but Bobo stayed on for the birth of his first grand-
child, a daughter born to Dalyse and Richard in September.
Congratulations, Dalyse and Richard!
Going back to the Steiners, Bud and Val Dempsey
and their children stayed with Bonnie and Alan. They were
just in time for the Annual Fourth of July Party, transferred
from Ellen Scott's home to Debbie (Boswell) and Phil
Sanders' home. It was a fun day, full of volleyball, swim-
ming, chili and beer. Some of the Zonians seen there were
Jerry, Cathy (Carlisle) and Lisa Weigle, Monty, June
(Foster) and John Trim, Steve and Mike Boswell, Mac
and Sue (Hirons) Lane, Tim Lane, Alan and Bonnie
Steiner, Tom Gabriel, Diana Duncan, Julia Booz, Mike
Scott, Ed Egger and his new wife, Kern, Chuck and Nan-
cy Soukup, Sherry Kern and her brother, Billie with his
family, Pat Moore, Scott Parker, Jim Snyder, Drake,
Colette (Foster) and Wade Carlisle, Chip and Judy
Shetler, and Earl and Minnie Sanders.
Other summer visitors included Jack and Fran (Yost)
Hern, and Jerry Curtis (Bonnie Steiner's son) of Denton,
Louisiana, and his girlfriend, Lisa Corrigan, who went to
travel agency school here; Mike Bell from Panama who vis-
ited Debbie and Phil Sanders. Mrs. Beverly Hoffman
and her children, Scott and Alison, from the Atlantic side
of Panama, and the J.D. Bryants and children, Michelle
and Cindy, dropped in to see Mr. and Mrs. George Down-
ing. Cathy and Jerry Weigle had the pleasure of having
Billy and Sandee (Woodruff) Weigle visit from Panama.
Jerry enjoyed showing them the sights, especially those
around New Braunfels.
August brought some very special company to our new
Houston (actually Kingwood) resident, Jack and Margie
Ruoff, formerly of Slidell, Louisiana. Their first grand-
child, Lee Marie, came down with her parents Gina
(Ruoff) and Duane Smelser of Portland, Oregon. Lee was
born March 12 and is at the top of the charts according to
her grandparents. Didi Ruoff came in from Tyler, Texas to
join the fun. Gina and family had dinner at Debbie and
Phil Sanders' home where Gina, Debbie and Cathy
Weigle exchanged notes on childrearing. Gina was also able
to visit Carol Baker (maiden name) and her new baby born
September saw the Sanders from the Tampa/Clear-
water area stay with Debbie and Phil and their two girls,
Marla and Shelly. Bucky and Ann Hall also stopped by in
September to visit the Ruoff's on their way back to Corpus
Christi where they saw their son, Will, who is now in flight
FLASH!! Donald Bloomer is now baching it in
McKinney (a suburb of Dallas) for any Zonians passing
through that area. He would love to hear from any of you.
FLASH!! We have a star in our midst. June Trim was
chosen out of hundreds to be an extra in the mini series,
"Space", airing in March of 1985. It was written by James
Michener and was filmed on site at NASA. She thought she
was just going to be there for a quick crowd shot, but her
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
HYATT REGENCY TAMPA HOTEL
Two Tampa City Center
JUNE 5, 1985 WEDNESDAY
Registration: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM; 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vendors Set Up: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
JUNE 6, 1985 THURSDAY
Cash Continental Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM; 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vendors: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Luncheon, BHS Class of '49-'50-'51: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Luncheon, Panama Canal Society Reporter's: 12:00 N to 2:00 PM
Golf/Luncheon, Lake Seminole Country Club: 8:30 AM Golf; 1:30 PM Lunch
Cruise Dinner/Dance, BHS Class of '55: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Dance-Society's Open Seating/No Charge: 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnite
JUNE 7, 1985 FRIDAY
Cash Continental Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM; 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Annual Business Meeting/Election Of Officers: 9:30 AM to 12:00 N
Vendors: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Luncheon, Pedro Miguel Group: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Annual Ball, Hyatt Regency Ballroom: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Food & Snacks: Hyatt Restaurant remains open after Ball
JUNE 8, 1985 SATURDAY
Cash Continental Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Vendors: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Annual Banquet Luncheon: Doors Open at 11:30 AM Lunch Served at 12:00 N
Reception/Dinner, BHS/CHS Class of '60: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
1985 REUNION REGISTRATION
Co-Chairpersons Sandra Robinson & Shirley Boswell
1. If you plan to register at the 1985 Reunion Please complete and mail in your Pre-Registration Form.
2. Registration tables will be set up Wednesday through Saturday in the Hyatt's Tampa Bay Galleria B.
3. Registration will be set up for members and Guests according to their residence by State or Foreign Country.
4. Registration Hours: Wednesday, June 5 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Thursday, June 6 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Friday, June 7 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. (note paragraph 10 below).
Saturday, June 8 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
5. When you register you will be issued your name tag and your PRE-PAID Society Ball and Banquet Luncheon Tickets.
6. ALL who plan to attend the Reunion should mail-in a Pre-Registration Form as soon as possible. This form will permit us
to have the registration lists and name tags made up in advance.
7. Tickets will be FILED under the Name and State/Country of residence of the member who ordered the tickets.
8. GOLF Tournament Tickets and Non-Society Sponsored (Classs reunions, etc.) functions tickets should be picked up from
the Chairman of the function.
9. Tickets Not Picked Up prior to the Ball or Luncheon will be held at the entrance to the function.
10. Registration during the Annual Ball will be limited to only those persons holding tickets to the Annual Ball.
11. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE ANNUAL BALL OR BANQUET LUNCHEON.
Come to the Annual Business Meeting
1985 REUNION RESERVATIONS
No Tickets Will Be Sold At the Entrance To The
Annual Ball Or The Banquet Luncheon
1. Reservations will be accepted from only members in good standing who have paid their 1985 dues.
2. ALL reservation forms must be sent in with a completed PRE-REGISTRATION FORIM.
3. Reservations must be in writing, using the appropriate reservation form provided in the December or March issues of the
Canal Record. Reservations should be sent in with a completed Pre-Registration Form.
4. DEADLINE (Cut-Off) DATE for receipt of reservations is:
Annual Ball May 1, 1985
Banquet Luncheon May 15, 1985
Chagres Invitational Golf May 29, 1985
Reservations must be received by the above dates.
5. If seats to the Ball are still available after May 1, 1985, members may purchase additional tickets for their guests from May
2, 1985 to final cut-off on May 15, 1985, or until all seats are sold which ever is first.
6. Reservations for the Annual Ball is Limited To 1500 Seats. Therefore, reservations will be on a first come first serv-
ed basis. If seats are still available after the May 1st deadline, reservations will be opened to additional guests of members
and assigned on a first come first served basis. Members may request "Additional Guest Forms" when they send in the
original reservation forms.
7. Reservations for the Annual Ball are limited to four (4) tickets per membership (member, spouse/companion, and two (2)
guests). If reservations for more than 4 persons are received, the Reservation Form plus payment will be Returned.
8. Total payment Must accompany reservation requests. One check/money order may cover all (including dues) made
payable to: The Panama Canal Society Of Florida, Inc.
9. Please follow instructions indicated for each individual Reservation Form.
10. If you want to sit with or near another group at the Annual Ball or Luncheon, check the appropriate box on the Reserva-
tion Form and indicate the name of the primary member/requestor of the other group on the back of the Reservation
Form. We will try our best to accommodate but, due to limited seating, it will depend on the timeliness of receipt of the
other group's reservations.
11. Reservations and payment of the Golf Tournament and Non-Society Sponsored functions (Class Reunions, teas, etc.)
should be made directly to the Chairman of the function.
12. We are trying for the first time an OPEN SEATING/NO CHARGE DANCE on Thursday, June 6th from 8 PM to 12
Midnite. There will be continuous live music by Roger Burns and Charlie Cooper's "Copra" latin band. Your atten-
dance is needed to make this a success and an annual event.
13. Mail Pre-Registration and Reservation forms, including check/money order to: The Coordinator, 1985 Reunion,
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., P.O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733.
IF YOU PLAN TO COME TO THE 1985 REUNION SEND IN
A PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
(Send it in even if you are not planning to attend the Ball or Luncheon)
HYATT REGENCY TAMPA
TWO TAMPA CITY CENTER
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602-5187 USA
813 225-1234 TELEX 52735
Welcome Panama Canal Society of Florida attendees. The Hyatt Regency Tampa is excited to host your 1985 Reunion.
Planning for this upcoming convention is well underway and it looks to be a most memorable event! Both the Convention
Committee for the Panama Canal Society and the hotel staff are buzzing around preparing for the Reunion. We anticipate it
to be the most successful reunion yet and hope each and every one of you will have the chance to attend.
The Hyatt Regency Tampa is located in the heart of downtown Tampa. The hotel features two restaurants and two
lounges with nightly entertainment. A complete health club is also available including exercise equipment, aerobics, indoor
and outdoor jacuzzies and our fifth floor pool. In addition, the downtown area is very convenient to various shops, restaurants
and several attractions in the bay area.
On behalf of the staff at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, we invite you to be our guests June 5-9, 1985 to experience a "Touch
of Hyatt". Hope to see you in June!
HOTEL RESERVATIONS 1985 REUNION
Hyatt Regency Tampa The 1985 Reunion Headquarters Hotel
Located in Tampa, Florida
On the Corner of Tampa Street & Jackson Street
Two Tampa City Center, Tampa, Florida 33602
1. Room Reservations and deposits should be Mailed Directly To The Hotel.
2. To make your room reservation, use the Hotel Reservation Form provided in this issue of the Canal Record or you may
telephone the Hyatt Regency Tampa Hotel, telephone 813/225-1234.
3. Send one night's deposit, $50.00 per room, or your credit card number to guarantee your reservation.
4. Reservation Cut-Off Date: May 14, 1985 ... Reservations will be accepted after this date on a space available basis, in
addition Reunion Room Rates Cannot Be Guaranteed.
5. Overflow Hotel Reservations will be booked at the Tampa Hilton Hotel (within a short walking distance to the Hyatt)
located at 200 N. Ashley Street in Tampa.
6. Hotel reservations submitted in writing will be confirmed in writing by the Hotel, up to the cut-off date, May 14th.
7. Hotel reservations made by telephone will not receive a written confirmation.
8. Reunion Room Rates ($50.00, one to four persons per room) will be in effect from Sunday, June 2, 1985 through Tues-
day, June 11, 1985. The dates on the Reservation Form and the Hyatt's introductory letter is for the Hyatt's office use
9. Major Credit Cards may be used for payment of all Hotel services.
10. The Hyatt Regency has rooms that can accommodate Handicapped Guests. If you require one of these special rooms,
please note your needs under the "Special Requests" section of the Reservation Form.
11. Transportation between the Tampa Airport and the Hyatt Regency Tampa Hilton Hotel must be obtained from the
Central Florida Limousine Service. Upon arriving at the airport and picking up your luggage, you should go to any of
the four Limo Service Booths just outside the baggage pick-up area, and arrange for Limousine transportation to the
hotel. The present rate is $3.50 per person, one way.
12. Hotel Check-In Time is 3:00 PM. Check-Out Time is 12:00 Noon.
13. Hotel Guests arriving before the check-in time or leaving after the check-out time may request to have their luggage
place in safe-keeping until the proper time. Arrange with the Bell Captain.
14. The Hyatt Hotel has valet parking FREE to members who are guests staying at the Hotel. When the Hyatt's parking
garage is full, the overflow parking will be directed to the City's Ft. Brooke Garage (attached to the Hyatt by covered
walk-way), and a validation ticket will be the attendee's key to complimentary FREE parking.
15. The Tampa Hilton will provide free guest parking.
DIRECTIONS AND OTHER REUNION INFORMATION
1. Driving To The Hotel: Hyatt Corner of Tampa & Jackson Sts., Hilton West Corner of Ashley & Jackson Sts.
A. From 1-75: Take the 1-275 South Interchange and follow instructions B. below.
B. From 1-275: North or South: Take Exit 25 (Ashley & Tampa Streets). Go South on either Ashley or
Tampa Street. Turn left (east) on to Jackson Street. The Hyatt is on the right side corner.
To the Hilton, take the same Exit 25 but go South on Ashley St. The Hilton will be on the
right (west) side of Ashley St. at the corner of Jackson St.
C. From 1-4: Take the 1-275 South Interchange and follow the 1-275 instructions B, above.
D. From SR-60: (Courtney Campbell Pkwy. & Kennedy Blvd.): Turn South on to Ashley St. or Tampa St.;
To the Hyatt, turn left (east) on to Jackson St. and the Hyatt is on the right corner of
Jackson and Tampa Sts.; To the Hilton, stay on Ashley St. and at Jackson St., the Hilton
will be on the right (west) side of the inter-section.
E. From US-41: South: Turn on to SR-60 West and follow SR-60 instructions, D above.
From US-41: North: Turn on to 1-75 or 1-275 South and follow their instructions A or B, above.
F. From US-19: Turn onto SR-60 or 1-275 North and follow their respective instructions D or B, above.
G. From US-92: Turn on to 1-275 North or SR-60 East and follow their respective instructions B or D,
2. Arriving Via Airlines At The Tampa Airport: Upon picking up your luggage in the baggage area, go to any one of
the four Limo Booths right outside the Airport Baggage area, and request limousine service to your hotel. The Central
Florida Limousine Service will transport you to the Hyatt Regency Tampa or Tampa Hilton. Their present fee is
$3.50 per person, one way.
The return trip to the airport from the hotel should be arranged with the Hotel's Bell Captain. The Limo Service has
regularly scheduled trips.
Guests of the Tampa Hilton should contact the Hilton's free limo service, near the baggage area.
A. Members who ARE staying as guests of the Hotel; The Hyatt will provide Free parking for all members staying at
the Hyatt for the duration of the Reunion. They will utilize The Hyatt Regency Tampa's parking garage first, and
upon the need of overflow, they will utilize the Fort Brooke city garage (attached by a covered walk-way to the
Hyatt), and a validation ticket will be given to the member for complimentary parking.
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B. Members who ARE NOT Hotel Guests: Parking downtown is relatively cheap and easy to find. The Old Fort
Brooke parking garage with 1800 spaces sprawling over two city blocks is immediately south of the Hyatt Regency
Tampa Hotel and has an enclosed concourse directly attached to the Hotel. The entrance is on Whiting Street
(one block south of the Hyatt Or Jackson St.), between Tampa Street and Florida Avenue. Rates range, on a reduc-
ing scale, from 60 cents an hour, to $3.75 for four hours and $4.50 for six to 24 hours. After 4:00 P.M. and until
4:00 A.M. each day, there will be a special event flat rate fee of $2.50 for any parking over three hours. In addi-
tion, if you register with the attendant and pay in advance, you can come and go at your pleasure without additional
There are other private parking garages in the area and they are well marked. In addition, city parking meter
spaces in the area are free after 5:00 P.M. daily.
C. Members staying at the Tampa Hilton will be provided free parking.
4. At The Headquarters Hotel:
A. The Hyatt's corporate policy does NOT Permit Any BYOB functions on its premises. Therefore, Bringing Your
Own Bottle will not be permitted at any of the Society's activities in the Hotel.
B. Drink Prices: Members who have registered and are wearing their Society Name Tag may purchase drinks at a two-
for-one price at the Hyatt's bars during hours other than Happy Hours. Prices during'Happy Hour will be con-
At the Annual Ball, special cash bars will be set up and the price of drinks will be sold at $2.00 for house drinks
at $1.50 for beer and wine.
C. The Hyatt's restaurant will remain open after the Thursday, June 6th Dance and the Annual Ball on Friday, June
D. Cash Continental Breakfast will be set up and sold in the Atrium Lounge area.
D. The daily schedule of events will be broadcast on a closed circuit TV channel in the rooms and the Lobby.
F. The Society will have a HOSPITALITY Table or room set up to answer questions, provide information on
members staying at the Hotel, advise on tours and car rentals, sign up new members, etc.
G. ALL un-sponsored associated functions MUST be cleared through the Reunion Coordinator.
VENDORS CANAL MEMORABILIA
Chairman Paul Disharoon
1. Vendors must file a Vendor's Application Form with the Coordinator, 1985 Reunion.
2. Vendor's Application Forms may be obtained by requesting the form from: Peter Foster, Coordinator, '85 Reunion,
2389 Citrus Hill Road, Palm Harbor, Florida 33563, telephone 813/785-8555.
3. A Vendor Fee of $100.00 per vendor has been established by the Society's Executive Board.
4. Only twelve (12) Vendors will be permitted at the '85 Reunion, due to limited space.
5. Approval of Vendor's Application will be based on the fact that the items to be sold are related to Panama Canal
memorabilia. Approved applications will be issued on a first come-first served basis.
6. Applications disapproved will be returned to the requestor and all fees refunded.
7. The Panama Canal Society reserves the sole right to reproduce or use the Society's emblem, therefore, use of the
Society's emblem onitems for sale by vendors is prohibited.
8. If the application is approved, an "Authorized Vendor's" card will be issued and must be displayed at the table as-
signed to the vendor.
9. Due to limited space, only one table (approximately 2 ft. by 6 ft.) will be assigned to each vendor. After the cut-off
date, May 1, 1985, and if space is available, additional tables may be assigned at no extra fee.
10. The Society will not be responsible for arranging storage of Vendor's materials. Storerooms are not available at the
11. The Deadline for receiving Vendor's Application Forms is May 1, 1985.
12. As this is a membership function attended by members Vendors are requested to keep this thought in mind when
establishing their mark-up on items for sale.
1985 REUNION ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
CHAGRES INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON
Co-Chairpersons Bud & Jane Huldtquist
The Sixth Annual Golf Tournament will again be held at the Seminole Lake Count-y Club, 6100 Augusta Boulevard,
Seminole, Florida, on Thursday, June 6, 1985.
The entrance fee is $25.00 per player which includes the Greens Fee, Shared Cart Fee, Morning Refreshments, Prizes,
and Luncheon. It will be a shotgun start at 9:00 A.M., but players are asked to be at the Club no later than 8:30 A.M. for
registration, and morning coffee and refreshments. The fee for non-playing Luncheon Guests is $6.50 per person, and they
are asked to be at the Club no later than 1:30 P.M. If they prefer to come earlier and visit with the players as they pass through
the clubhouse area, they are welcome to do so.
Scoring will be done by the Official Calloway System as in the past. This is the only feasible and fair method because so
many of the players do not have an established handicap.
Prizes will be awarded after the Luncheon for Low Gross, Low Net, Closest-to-the-Pin, and other spot prizes for both
the Men's and Women's Divisions. We would like to encourage more women to participate. Golf reservations will be limited
to 144 players and 36 guests. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate more, but this is the Club's maximum seating capaci-
ty. Reservations will be accepted through May 29, 1985. After that date we cannot make refunds for cancellations. So we urge
you to submit your reservation early.
To facilitate the Committee, please list your foursome and include full payment with your registration form. If you do not
have a foursome, please mention anyone you might like to play with, and the committee will endeavor to honor your request,
otherwise we will pair you with people we think you might enjoy playing with. As in the past, you will be required to furnish
your own transportation to the club.
Many of you have asked that we furnish you with a receipt of your entry fee, and an acknowledgement that you are play-
ing in the tournament. If you require this, please send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your Golf registration form
and check, and we will be happy to let you know. Rest assured though, if you do not hear from us, you can consider yourself
playing. All pairing will be posted in the Hotel the evening of the 5th of June near the Registration Area.
As in the past, you will submit your registration form and check made payable to: R.F. Huldtquist. Mail check and form
to: R.F. Huldtquist, 8447-140th St. N., Seminole, FL 33542, telephone 1-813/397-5846. The Golf Tournament Registration
Form is in the '85 Reunion Reservation Form Section of this Canal Record.
Directions To Seminole Lake Country Club From The Hotel
Take 1-275 South over the Howard Frankland Bridge and continue on it towards St. Petersburg until you reach Exit 15.
Turn off to the right at this Exit (15) and continue straight on 74th Avenue (Park Blvd.) until you reach Park St., a large busy
intersection. You will see a tall condominium complex on your left. Make a left turn and about a V2 block on Park Street make
a right turn and follow August Blvd. in to the Clubhouse. Reverse directions to return. Early in the morning allow yourself
between 45 minutes to an hour for travel time.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
CANAL RECORD AREA REPORTER'S LUNCHEON
Chairman: Richard W. (Pat) Beall
All Area Reporters are invited to a Luncheon/Meeting during the 1985 Panama Canal Society Reunion, to be held at
12:00 Noon in the Hyatt. Details and reservations will be provided by the Editor to each Reporter listed in the November 1984
Annual Issue of the Canal Record.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
SOCIETY DANCE OPEN SEATING/NO CHARGE
Co-Chairmen Pete Foster & Joe Hickey
The Society has planned this informal dance to take place in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom from 8:00 P.M. until 12:00
Midnite. No reservations are necessary your name tag will be your ticket to enter. Large groups wanting to sit together
should contact the Chairman or Coordinator to request that a section be reserved for their group. Tables will be set up for
rounds of ten people.
This is NOT A BYOB affair, the Hyatt will have cash bars in the area. Also, the Hyatt's restaurant will remain open after
Continuous live music will be provided by Roger Burns at the organ and Charlie Cooper at his Latin "Copra" band.
As this Thursday Dance is an experiment, your help in attending the dance is needed in order to make it an annual affair
and a regularly planned part of the Society's Reunions.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
THE PEDRO MIGUEL GROUP
Chairperson Anne E. Hale
The Pedro Miguel Group plans to attend the Thursday Open Seating/No Charge Dance. In addition, they are also plan-
ning a luncheon on Friday, June 7th. Details of their plans and reservation forms may be found in the "Announcements" sec-
tion of this Record. The Chairperson, Anne Hale, should be contacted by April 1, 1985.
1985 Dues are due 1 January 1985
Delinquent after 31 January
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
BHS '49-'50-'51 MULTI-CLASS REUNION
Chairman John (Bill) E. Schmidt, Jr.
The BHS '49-'50-'51 Multi Class Reunion will begin with a Luncheon from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Hyatt
Regency Hotel. They also plan to attend the Thursday Evening Dance.
Complete details of their plans and their reservation forms may be found in the "Announcements" section of this
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
BHS/CHS CLASS OF 1960 REUNION
Chairperson Marvel D. Townsend
The BHS/CHS Class of '60 group plans to attend the Thursday, Open Seating/No Charge Dance. They are also plann-
ing to hold a Reception/Dinner in the Hyatt on Saturday, June 8th from 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Complete details of their plans and their reservation forms may be found in the "Announcements" section of this
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1985
BHS CLASS OF 1955 REUNION
Chairperson Doris Ehrman Monaco
The BHS Class of '55 is planning its 30th year by starting off with a Buffet/Dinner/Dance Cruise in Tampa Bay on the
"Belle Of St. Petersburg" from 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. After the cruise, they plan to attend the Society's Thursday Open
Complete details of their plans and their reservation forms may be found in the "Announcements" section of this
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1985 9:30 A.M.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING OF THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
President Vic May
This is your Society, we urge ALL members to attend and give your support and ideas to the membership. Be there for
the election of officers, By-Law Amendments and Committee Reports.
COME TO THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING!!!
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1985
THE PEDRO MIGUEL GROUP LUNCHEON
Chairperson Anne E. Hale
The Pedro Miguel Group is planning a luncheon beginning at 12:30 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. The luncheon menu and price
will be announced in the March, 1985 issue of the Record.
The complete details of their plans the their reservation forms may be found in the "Announcements" section of this
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1985
ANNUAL SOCIETY BALL
Co-Chairmen Pete Foster & Joe Hickey
8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.
Hyatt Regency Ballroom
Limited to 1500 priced at $6.00 per person
Limited to four (4) per membership (member, spouse/companion and two guests). To be sold on a
First Come-First Served Basis. Mail in a completed Ball Reservation Form with your Pre-Registra-
Continuous Live with LUCHO Azcarraga and Roger Burns, both playing the organ.
Semi-formal No Shorts.
NO B.Y.O.B. BYOB is not permitted. Drinks must be purchased at the Hyatt's Special Cash
Bars. Price of drinks will be $2.00 house brands and $1.50 for Beer and Wine.
At the Fort Brooke City Parking Garage which has 1800 spaces. After 4:00 P.M. and until 4:00
A.M., fee per car for more than three hours will be $2.50. The entrance is on Whiting Street just off
Tampa Street (refer to the Parking Directions in paragraph 3 of "Other Reunion Information" sec-
tion. Also, Parking Meter spaces in the area are free after 5:00 P.M.
Which ever is first; the first 1500 requests or May 1, 1985. If seating is still available on May 2, 1985,
and until May 15, 1985, reservations will be open to additional guests of members.
Cancellation request must be received by June 5, 1985 in order to have your money refunded.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1985
ANNUAL BANQUET LUNCHEON
Chairperson Betty Malone
Time: Doors open at 11:30 A.M. The Luncheon will be served at 12:00 Noon.
Place: Hyatt Regency Ballroom.
Tickets: No limit. Priced at $10.00 per person.
Seating: Will be assigned at round table seating 10 persons each.
Menu: Hyatt Salad; Roast Sirloin sliced over french bread crouton, topped with AuJus and Sauteed Mush-
rooms; Potatoes; Stir Fry Vegetables; Carrot Cake; Tea or Coffee.
Note: The actual cost per person of this meal, including gratuity and tax is $13.35. The Society is
subsidizing the $3.35 per person difference.
Reservations: Space is li- ted to 1500 persons. Past experience indicates that between 600 to 800 members attend
the Banquct Luncheon. As a result, no limit has been set on reservations for the Luncheon. You
must mail in a completed Luncheon Reservation Form with your Pre-Registration Form if you in-
tend to attend the Luncheon.
Deadline (Cut-Off): May 15, 1985 or the first 1500 requests, which ever is first.
Cancellation/Refunds: Cancellation requests must be received by June 5, 1985 in order to have your money refunded.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1985
BHS/CHS CLASS OF 1960 REUNION
Chairperson Marvel D. Townsend
The BHS/CHS Class of '60 is celebrating its 25th reunion with a Reception (6:30 P. M. to 7:30 P. M.) and Dinner (7:30
P.M. to 10:00 P.M.) at the Hyatt Regency Tampa.
The complete details of their plans and their reservation forms may be found in the "Announcements" section of this
OTHER NON-SOCIETY SPONSORED ACTIVITIES BEING PLANNED
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 1985 REUNION
Information on the following activities has not been forwarded to the 1985 Reunion Coordinator, Pete Foster, but
according to the announcements in the September issue of the Canal Record, they are in the planning stages:
BHS/CHS Class of '65 Reunion
CHS Class of '75 Reunion
Coast-To-Coast Riders Motorcycle Club Rally
Members are reminded that all activities planned in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society's 1985 Reunion must
be cleared with the 1985 Reunion Coordinator, Pete Foster, 2389 Citrus Hill Road, Palm Harbor, Florida 33563, telephone
FLYING BY AIR TO THE REUNION? INTERESTED IN A PANAMA TOUR??
Members who are planning to come to the 1985 Reunion by air; we have met with Shirley van der Dijs Mills and Janis
Burda of the Pleasantdale Travel Center, Inc. in Atlanta, Goergia to arrange a Special Discount For Air Travel for members
coming to the Reunion. I am happy to report that as of this date, they have acquired a 35% Discount from Eastern Airlines
to enable members from all corners of the USA and ABROAD to attend the Reunion in Tampa. But That's Not All!!
In addition, they are negotiating a Terrific Deal for a Post-Reunion Trip to Panama.
As soon as all negotiations have been finalized, each of our members will be sent complete information on how to apply
for the Eastern Discount Fare and the Panama Tour and it will only be a special 800 telephone number away from you!
Watch for it in your mail!! VAMOS! LET'S FLY TOGETHER!! LET'S HAVE A BALL!! LET'S REVISIT PANAMA
TOGETHER!! IT'S THE 1985 REUNION!!
1985 Reunion Coordinator
IF YOU PLAN TO COME TO THE 1985 REUNION SEND IN
A PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
(Send it in even if you are not planning to attend the Ball or Luncheon)
PRE-REGISTRATION 1985 REUNION
If you plan to attend the '85 Reunion and if you fall into one of the following categories, please fill in and MAIL a PRE-
1. You are Not Purchasing Tickets but you are planning to attend the '85 Reunion.
2. You are purchasing tickets to the Society's Annual Ball or Luncheon Banquet, YOU MUST RETURN THIS
FORM WITH YOUR TICKET ORDER.
By providing us with the following information you will allow us to prepare our registration lists and your name tag(s) in
advance, thus saving you time when you arrive at the hotel to register. If you wish, you may include nickname or maiden
name for your name tag.
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PRE-REGISTRATION For Office
Mail this form to: Use Only
Reunion Coordinator, Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc.,
P.O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg,
Important: At registration time 1. Member's Nai
all the tickets for all persons listed
on the Pre-Registration Form
will be filed under the member's City
name and State of residence of the
member ordering the tickets. Telephone
Name Tags will be filed under the 2 List Name of
State/Country of residence listed
next to their name on this form.
Date Fee Ball
each additional person in member's group.
Circle letter of those NOT a member.
Em ~ininin ~ CUt
(If necessary, list additional persons on the back of this form. Remember to include their
State/Country of Residence).
PLEASE SEND IN A PRE-REGISTRATION FORM IF YOU
PLAN TO ATTEND THE 1985 REUNION
BANQUET LUNCHEON 1985 REUNION
June 8, 1985 12:00 NOON
THIS FORM MUST BE SENT WITH A COMPLETED PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
1. The Deadline (cut-off) Date for Reservations is May 15, 1985.
2. NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.
3. If you require acknowledgement of receipt of your forms, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope or post
card with your forms.
4. Tickets will be issued at the Registration Tables.
5. Late comers may pick up their tickets at the entrance to the Luncheon.
6. Tables will be arranged for ten (10) seats per table.
7. If you have a group that you want to sit with or near, check the "Group Seating" box on the form and write the
member's name of the other group on the back of the form. Seating will be contingent upon the other group's sub-
mission in a timely manner.
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The Incomparable "Lucho. "
Mail this form with a Pre-Reg-
istration Form to:
Reunion Coordinator, Panama
Canal Society Of Florida, Inc.,
P.O. Box 1156, St. Petersburg,
The Banquet/Luncheon will be
held in the Hyatt Regency Ball-
There is no limit on the amount
of Luncheon Tickets d member
BANQUET LUNCHEON FORM
Tickets are $10.00 per person.
Please reserve tickets for personss.
The total amount enclosed for Luncheon $
List below names of all persons in your group.
Additional names may be added on back of form.
El Group Seating
Residence of Requestor
DUES ARE DELINQUENT I FEBRUARY 1985
ANNUAL BALL 1985 REUNION
June 7, 1985 Hyatt Regency Ballroom 8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.
This form Must be sent with a completed Pre-Registration Form.
1. A LIMIT of four (4) Tickets per membership (member, spouse/companion, 2 guests) has been established due to
2. DEADLINE (Cut-Off) date for reservations is May 1, 1985.
3. If seats are still available after May 1, 1985, members may purchase additional tickets for their guests from May 2,
1985 to final cut-off on May 15, 1985, or until all seats are sold which ever is first. Check the "Add. Guest" box
if you want to be considered for additional Ball Tickets. If so, you should include a self-addressed, stamped
envelope for return notification on whether your additional tickets are available. These notices will be mailed after
May 15, 1985.
4. NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.
5. Tickets will be issued at the Registration Tables. For late comers, tickets will be held at the Ballroom Entrance.
6. Sale of Ball Tickets are limited to 1500 seats and will be issued on a First Come-First Serve basis.
7. Tables will be assigned in the Regency Ballroom to the first 1150 reservation requests. The last 350 requests will be
assigned to the Buccaneer Suite, which is adjacent to the Ballroom.
8. Tables seat ten persons each.
9. If you want to sit near or with another group, check the "Group Seating" box on the reservation form, and in-
dicate the member requestor of the other group on the back of the form. Assignment is contingent upon the other
group's submission in a timely manner.
Make check/money order
Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc., Mail to: Reunion
Coordinator, P.O. Box 11566,
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Send this Form and payment in
with a completed Pre-Registra-
ANNUAL BALL RESERVATION FORM
Tickets are $6.00 per person. Limit of 4 per member.
Please reserve tickets for persons.
Total amount enclosed for Ball Tickets $
List below names of all persons in your group.
Circle number of those above who are NOT members.
OL Group Seating
mininmm in mm inmminm,
El Add. Guests
PLEASANTDALE TRAVEL CENTER, INC.
SUITE 111. PLEASANTDALE OFFICE PARK
3953 PLEASANTDALE ROAD
ATLANTA. GEORGIA 30340
TELEPHONE (404) 447-4250
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resemblance to Blair Brown was so close that she was chosen
as Blair's stand-in and got to work shoulder-to-shoulder
with such stars as Bruce Dern, Harry Hamlin, Stanley
Goldsmith, Madeline Hahn, Michael York, Beau Bridges,
David Speilberg, and Astronaut Dick Gordan. That eve-
ning she was invited to the cast party which she attended
with her husband, Monty. I'm sure copies of all the auto-
graphs are available upon request. This reporter doesn't
think June has come back down to earth yet.
Anyone wishing to publish their news from the Hous-
ton area in the Reporter, please feel free to contact: Colette
Carlisle, 5202 Smokey River Dr., Katy, TX 77449, (713-
George and Catherine Lowe, of Wilmington, Dela-
ware, visited in Houston, during October, with sister,
Mary Jo (Lowe) Yaeger. All drove to Fayetteville, Arkan-
sas, to have a reunion with relatives.
Bill and Helen Rae (Souder) McDougall have re-
cently been transferred from Guatemala City, Guatemala,
to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their three daughters, living in Hous-
ton, will fly to Tulsa, to be with their parents on Thanks-
Paul Kunkel, of Zephyrhills, Florida, paid a short
visit with S. Lou Souder, while passing through Houston,
enroute to Kerrville, Texas, to visit his brother, Edward
Pat and Genevieve Coakley have been in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, to be with Pat's mother, "Sweet Alice",
and his brother, Major James Coakley, Ret., USAF and
family. Jimmy is now teaching school.
Mrs. Nathan (Tillie) Levy is doing fairly well, living
alone and caring for herself. Her daughter, Charlotte, of
New York, lost her husband several months ago. Tillie
would enjoy receiving cards from C.Z. friends.
Irene Wright Hollowell visited in Pasadena, Califor-
nia, during December, and for the Rose Parade. New
Year's Eve was celebrated at Hilton Hotel, with friends.
Lawrence Welk musicians furnished their beautiful and tin-
tillating tunes for the dinner dance.
Carolyn (Pollak) and David Tyssen, with Mrs.
Walter Pollak, of Clifton, Texas, were house guests of
Irene Hollowell during December.
Irene Wright Hollowell
"Florabelle! Do you know who you're talking to?"
That question precipitated the first meeting of Gene
(White) Litton and Florabelle (Moon) Helmrichs since
their graduation in 1937. Florabelle and her cousin, Mary
Jo (Lowe) Yaeger, Houston, TX were in Kerrville for the
wedding of Florabelle's son (see Weddings). Florabelle ask-
ed the operator for Iris Hogan's neighbor who had lived in
the Canal Zone... And so an impromptu get together of
BHS '37 classmates, friends and former neighbors was held
at a local hotel with the following attending: Anna and Ben-
ny Calvit, Annette and J.B. Fields, Verla and Pappy
Grier, Gene and John Litton, Marion Wells, Honey
Fealey, Kathi Lessiack, Helen Yoder, Chita Hanna,
Clara Chambers, Julia Ridge, Nealie Van Siclen, Bea
Rhyne, Iris Hogan and Gigi Fleckenstein.
Florabelle Moon Helmrichs and Gene White Litton.
J.B. and Annette Fields at]J.B. 's 82nd birthday party.
Nealie Van Siclen had her brother, Bob and his wife
Nancy visiting her. Nealie was kept busy showing them the
Hill Country. This was Bob's and Nancy's first trip to Tex-
as and Kerrville. Welcome to the Hill Country, Bob and
Nancy. We hope you liked what you saw and that you will
come back soon.
Elizabeth Davidson has just returned from an exten-
sive trip, leaving here in mid-June and returning mid- Sept-
ember. She visited her sister, Janet Brown, and her home-
town in Madison, Maine, then on to Mass. and Rhode
Island where she had received her RN training. She also
visited Bucky and Ann Hall in La Port, PA. Elizabeth is
now recuperating from eye surgery and is well on the road
to recovery. Her good friend and co-worker at Coco Solo
Hospital, Susan Smith, San Antonio, is seeing to that.
Betty Marshall has her son, Edward and daughter-in
law, Ann, headquartering with her until they decide where
they want to settle. Edward retired on disability from the In-
dustrial Division. Betty has had two bouts in the local hos-
pital but is doing very well now, we are happy to report.
Word has been received that Beth Waddel is recover-
ing from surgery in her sister's home in Florida. She is do-
ing well and we wish her a speedy recovery.
Mildred (Mike) Largent is back in her home in Whit-
ney, TX, recuperating from major surgery performed in St.
Lukes Hospital, Houston, TX. We are happy to know that
you are home, Mike, and hope that you get well soon.
A group of Kerrville friends attended the open installa-
tion of Mary Worley as Worthy Matron, Order of Eastern
Stars, Bandera, Texas and presented her with a pair of Pol-
lera figurines, a gift from the Past Worthy Matrons of Flor-
BHS CLASS 1944. The Northwest Annual Picnic. Left to right:
Normajohnson, Mary (Sullivan) Young, Honey (Bergman)
Fealey, left background: Norman Rocker.
Honey (Bergman) Fealey visited her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Guy and Mary Wells Fealey and grandson,
Guy Ethan, in Washington State. While there she visited
Ed Kennedy, his wife Mellie Turner Kennedy, their two
sons and his mother Charlotte Kennedy. Ed had just re-
turned from the Panama Canal in his boat. Gerry Latz and
Mel Kennedy made the trip with him and visiting with
them was an added bonus for Honey. She was also able to
see the video tape that recorded the entire trip for prosper-
ity. The Fealey family attended the Canal Zone Northwest
Reunion and Honey met BHS '44 classmates Mary (Sulli-
van) Young and Norma Johnston. She also visited with
Marty and Billy Lohr, Pat and Bill Scott and the John
The Richard Hogans, Wade Carters and Harvey
Rhynes enjoyed the World's Fair in New Orleans in Octo-
ber. Although they all were there at the same time, their
paths never crossed. There was so much to see and all felt it
was a worthwhile trip. The Hogans visited Florida and Do-
than, AL where Dick did himself proud by winning a prize
in the Gas House Gang Golf Tournament. The Carters
continued on to the Smokie Mountains to see the Fall colors
before heading home to Kerrville.
Jackie and Dale Bishop.
"Cousins" Left: Cheryl Schmidt, Right: Jeanne Bishop.
Jeanne Bishop, daughter of Dale and Jackie Bishop,
returned to the land of her birth, Panama, for the first time
since she left there eleven years ago. She stayed with her un-
cle and family, Doug, Sharon and Cheryl Schmidt. They
showed her a memorable time and saw to it that she got
plenty of good exotic food, such as shrimp, corbina, etc. She
spent time at El Valle, San Carlos, and Toboga, however,
the highlight of her visit was a transit thru the canal aboard a
Nationalist Chinese ship on its maiden voyage. They
boarded her on the Atlantic side and spent the day going
thru the canal to Balboa. Doug, Cheryl and Jeanne were
treated royally aboard the ship, which Jeanne says was spot-
less. Another day, she toured Miraflores Locks and visited
the Control House where her grandfather, John E.
Schmidt, who retired twenty-two years ago, used to work,
and where her father, Dale, put in time as a Lockguard
when he was first with the PC Police Division. Meanwhile,
Jackie and Dale left for a trip to Colorado along with good
friends from Kerrville. They traveled to Berthoud, Color-
ado where they spent six days at a 2200 acre working ranch,
owned by a square dance caller who opens his ranch to
square dancers from all over during the summer months
when he is not traveling the world. Most dancers come in
RV's and travel trailers but the Bishops drove and spent
their days and nights in a teepee! Dancing workshops every
morning and dress-up dances every night. Also, a trip to a
famous restaurant, Casa Bonita, in Denver, a tour of Coors
Brewery in Golden, and a memorable trip to Estes Park.
After leaving the ranch, they did some sightseeing in west-
ern Colorado on the four day trip. Stopped in San Angelo,
Texas to visit with son, Mark, who is a senior at Angelo
State University there.
Mr. C.A.M. (Monty) Monsanto celebrated his 91st
birthday with his family at a reunion in Upland, California
in August. Monty has lived in Iowa City, Iowa since his re-
tirement from the Motor Transportation Division in 1953.
He has now joined the "Snow Birds" and is spending the
winter in Pensacola, FL and St. Thomas, V.I.U.S.A. His
daughter, Lilia (Monsanto) Dean and son, Allan live in
Just finished talking to Brian McNamee of College
Park, Maryland, and while jotting down the normal news
that his brother, Dennis is visiting him for two or more
weeks, and other things like living in Coco Solito, Gatun,
Rodman and 15th Naval District, I happened to ask him if
he was there long enough to learn the Bajun language? All
of a sudden, out came a different personality! He began
talking in Bajun and everything from then on was in perfect
Bajun accent, and telling me jokes too! It was fun.. cer-
tainly different and it reviewed my own growing up life in
the Canal Zone. I only wish I had a tape recorder attached!
Brian McNamee visited Jamaica for a week in Sept-
ember and the natives there wanted to know "wheyah come
from.. .whahpeen". He visits his mother frequently in Ft.
Lauderdale and tries not to miss any of the Florida re-
unions. His main love right now is his 31 foot sailboat that is
kept at a North Baltimore marina... and can you guess the
name? The Gatun! and the dinghy on it? The Gatunita.
Herbert and Tita Peterson, with daughter, Shirley
and husband, Paul Highs of Springfield, Va. visited San
Francisco for a week, then a family reunion at Myrtle Beach
with all the grandchildren, including a trip to Hiawassee,
Ga. where Richy Peterson and wife, June live.
Mercedes (Peterson) and husband, Talmadge Salter
have moved from York, Pa. to Glasgow, Kentucky.
Vickie (van't Veld) Horning had Helen Alrich
Barnes from Knoxville, Tenn. visiting her, from the BHS
'49 class. Jim van't Veld and his mother, Etelvina have
moved to McLean, Va. which is closer to Vickie. They cel-
ebrated this big move with their friends, including Barbara
Boyer Slover, Rosemary Gilead, and her brother, Billy
van't Veld of Silver Spring, Md.
I had an interesting chat with Liz Beall, telling me
about her work in the Geriatric Section at the Veterans Ad-
ministration building in D.C. She had a visitor Virginia
Lee, from Panama. Virginia works for the Navigation Div-
ision. She says they'll be doing a lot of shopping.
Rosemary Gilead entertained Maggie (Whelan)
Janssen and her husband, John of Dothan, Alabama. They
were visiting their son in Woodbridge, Va. A get-together
for them also included Terry and Nellie (Holgerson) Arm-
strong, Kathleen Gilead, Liz Beall.... and where else
would these Zonites go for a good time? No other place but
the Tivoli! Not the old beautiful Canal Zone Tivoli long
gone, but "The Tivoli" in Rosslyn, Va. who gave them a
good time. Rosemary also had Celestino and Gilma
Cubilla as house guests for three weeks. Celestino has been
a student for 10 months at Catholic University, and his wife
joined him for the last three weeks before returning to the
Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Reppa of Alexandria (lived in
New Cristobal also an Army careerman), are elated with
their new role as grandparents. They will be going to
Aspen, Colorado for Thanksgiving to see their daughter,
Kathleen, and to hold their first grandson. Christopher,
born September 29, 1984. Jane Reppa, another daughter,
is going to school in New Mexico. Their son, Bob, Jr.
works for an engineering company since January and is liv-
ing in Saudi Arabia.
Your reporter had a nice two day visit with Olive
(Aanstoos) Ford, formerly of Cristobal and now of Hope-
well, Va. We certainly talked a lot and reminisced of our
good times in the Zone.
Stella Boggs DeMarr
Well, by the time you all sit down to read this issue of
the Panama Canal Record, you will have already enjoyed
the Thanksgiving holidays and will, hopefully, be looking
forward to a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Again this issue I am happy to say I have heard from a
few of the "Younger" Generation.
Al Robinson called to let me know that he is still living
in Salina, Kansas where he works at a pizza warehouse. He
says he is doing fine and would sure like to hear from any of
you if you are in his area. For those of you who may not re-
member Al, his father was in the military and was stationed
at Ft. Gulick. Al was in the Class of '74 at CHS and was
very active in Track and Field and Basketball.
Alan Cheshire at work at M. C. L Telecommunications.
Allen Cheshire also gave me a call. He is living in
Longwood, Florida with his wife, Dorothy, and their 2 chil-
dren. Allen works for M.C.I. Telecommunications and for
those of you who don't believe he works hard, he sent me
this picture. Allen says he still hears from Wayne West and
that he and his two boys are doing just fine.
Barbara Betcher Barkeim wrote that they lost her
father on September 19th to cancer. She says she misses him
a lot but is thankful that he is no longer suffering. I'd like to
pass on my condolences to Barbara and her family
happier note Barbara reports that she just finished her
winter canning and in the county fair this year she won rib-
bons for 14 of the 17 crafts she entered. She won a Grand
Champion ribbon for her Hardanger doily and a Reserve
Champion ribbon for a Counted-crosstich pillow she made
for John Meeker's 30th birthday. Along with her canning
and crafts, Barbara keeps real busy with her kids. Jason
started 2nd grade, Justin is in kindergarten and Amy,
Tyler and Todd are in pre-school. Amy also started ballet
classes and Barbara takes piano lessons. Where do you get
all your energy Barb? Barbara also wants her friends to
know that she is planning on attending the 1985 Reunion!
Keep the news coming Barb!
Well, again thank you for your news and until next
issue, I wish you all the Happiest of Holiday Seasons!
HELEN CALVIT PROMOTED
Helen Calvit, daughter of Bob and Anna Calvit,
Kerrville, Texas, recently received a promotion to super-
visor with Miami Customs. Helen, previously with the
Canal Zone Police has been with Miami Customs about two
Helen visited her parents prior to the family trip to
Corpus Christi for her brother, Tim's marriage. Helen was
Maid of Honor at the wedding. Anna's sister, Irma Pat-
chett Kruzich of Washington, flew into Corpus for the
wedding, returning to Kerrville with Bob and Anna for a
NEWS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, October 9,1984:
Long Beach resident James W. Will has been promot-
ed to first vice president of the Unit Head Utilities/Pipe-
lines/Mining and Metals Unit of Security Pacific's Na-
tional Bank World Corporate Energy Division.
Most recently he was a vice president account officer
for Security Pacific's World Corporate Group.
Will joined the bank in 1970 as an International Bank-
A native of Panama, Will is an alumnus of Georgia In-
stitute of Technology and the American Graduate School of
James W. Will
Myra Collins and Elizabeth Reichert
NEW WORTHY ADVISOR
Myra Lynne Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Collins (Leilani Walston) was installed as Wor-
thy Advisor of the Benicia, California, Assembly of the In-
ternational Order of the Rainbow for Girls on September
She was installed in the office by her cousin, Elizabeth
Lynne Reichert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip
(Pinky) Sanders (Laura Walston). Elizabeth is a Majority
Member of Concord Assembly, Concord, California.
Myra graduated from Benicia High School in June
and is presently attending Diablo Valley College in nearby
Both Myra and Elizabeth are the granddaughters of
Myra Davis Walston of Benicia, California.
On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of her gradua-
tion from Balboa High School, Elaine Vestal Lewis has
returned to that school as the Assistant Principal, prior to
which she served as the assistant principal of Balboa El-
ementary school for three years and at Fort Clayton El-
ementary school for one year.
Following high school graduation in 1965, Elaine at-
tended the University of Houston, graduating in 1969. She
has attended a myriad ofuniversitites including the Univer-
sity of California at Los Angeles; Michigan State Univers-
ity; California State University at San Francisco; Univers-
ity of Colorado; Colorado State University and Indiana
Her first job, upon applying for a teaching position
with the Schools Division, Canal Zone Government was
that of instructor at Canal Zone College in 1973. In 1977,
she completed her masters at the University of Alabama,
and is currently pursuing her Doctors in Educational Ad-
ministration at the University of Alabama.
Elaine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Trendon
Vestal of South Pasadena, Florida. Her sister is Diane M.
Morris, a Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of the
Director, Public Affairs, Panama Canal Commission.
Joselyn Cassidy, Sigma Cum Laude, Phi Betta Kappa and Mortor
Miss Joselyn Cassidy, formerly of Gatun, Canal
Zone, recently graduated Sigma Cum Laude from Emory
University, Atlanta, Georgia. She was Phi Betta Kappa, an
honorary organization for scholarship, and Mortor Board,
an honorary organization for service to the community of
Atlanta and the university.
Joselyn graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with a
3.89 average. She is a published researcher in conjunction
with her professor, Dr. R. Holbrein of Emory University.
At present, she is working on her doctorate of psychology at
the University of Georgia in Atlanta.
She attended school in the Canal Zone and would like
to hear from her childhood playmates. Her address is: 1
Windsor Terrace, Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002.
Joselyn is the daughter of Jacqulyn (Schofield)
Cassidy, and the granddaughter ofJim Schofield, former-
ly of Gatun. Her mother is still employed as a teacher at Ft.
Davis Elementary School. Her grandfather now lives at 622
Ray Dr., Zephyrhills, FL. 33599.
EDDIE STROOP'S "TWO HEARTS" MOVING UP
Edward (Eddie) Stroop,-
son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B.H.
Stroop, III of Ocala, Florida,
attended Cristobal Junior and
Senior High School (Class of
'76), Canal Zone College, and
who recently graduated from
the University of Florida, has -
been writing songs for approx-
imately six years.
In that time he has amassed
a great deal of material ranging
from top "40" rock, to Rock, .
Soft Rock, Ballads, and '
MOR/Country, and feel
given a chance, has the ability '
to make an impact on the cur-
rent music scene.
His immediate goal is to es-
tablish himself as a professional
songwriter, ultimately moving
into the songwriter/artist field.
Some of his national and
local achievements are listed as
Most recent American Song
Festival Honorable Mention Eddie Stroop
for the song, "Two Hearts".
Video of "Two Hearts and Play (Little Boy Play)", done by
courtesy of WUFT-TV, Gainesville, Fla.
An upcoming hour-long interview as well as video pre-
sentation on Cable Channel 7, Ocala, Fla.
Gainesville Songwriters Association, First Place Award
in the Rock category for "Two Hearts" and a Second Place
Award for "Infatuation".
Placed two songs on the WMOP-Ocala, Fla. Bandaid
Album. ("Queen of the Red Line Bar" and "Infatuation").
Finished 11th. out of nearly 1200 in the WDIZ-Orlando,
Fla. Homegrown Album Contest.
Received airplay on Cable FM-98.6, WRUF-FM,
WDVH-AM Gainesville, and extensive airplay on WMOP-
AM Ocala, Fla.
Received substantial airplay on KLOL-101 FM, Hous-
Exclusive and substantial airplay on Esterio Bahia,
His latest single, "Two Hearts" and "Simply in Love"
featuring Rusty Burns of "Point Blank" is available in Florida
Eddie is presently employed in Houston as an architect
and is pursuing a record contract.
Submitted by Vince Canamas
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Gillam of Goose Creek, S.C.
announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann
to Mr. RobertJ. Menges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L.
Menges of Aiken, S.C.
The wedding will be held November 24 at the First
Baptist Church of Goose Creek.
Miss Gillam is a graduate of Goose Creek High School
and is employed by Mantek, Inc. of Charlestoe.
Mr. Menges was educated in schools in the Canal
Zone and currently is in the U.S. Air Force.
Miss Gilliam, Mr. Menges
MRS. FLORIDA AMERICA PAGEANT
Mrs. Molly Jenkins is a
contestant in the Mrs. Florida
America Pageant. Mrs. Jen-
kins, 36, is the wife of the
former Senate Dan Jenkins
and has two children.
She has been selected as a
Regional Finalist in the 1985
Mrs. Florida-America Pag-
eant to be held November 3,
1984 at the Tallahassee Leon
County Civic Center.
Competition includes eve-
ning gown and personal in-
terviews (Poise and person-
ality). The state finals will be Mrs. Molly enkins
held at Cypress Gardens,
Florida on January 11 and
12, 1985. Mrs. Florida will then compete for the title of
Mrs. America. Mrs. Jenkins is sponsored by Consolidated
Tile and Marble, Inc.; Scripture Library, Inc. and Elliott's
Store Equipment Company.
Mrs. Jenkins formerly worked at the Diablo Elemen-
tary School in the Canal Zone. Former Senator Dan Jen-
kins attended Canal Zone schools and was formerly em-
ployed with the Schools Division in Diablo and Ft. Kobbe,
Naomi and Bill Kuntz proudly announce the promo-
tion of their son, Bill, Jr. to manager of the Industrail
Engineering Division at the Fairless Works of U.S. Steel,
located north-east of Philadelphia.
He has been employed with U.S. Steel as an industrial
engineer for the past 15 years. He will assume his new posi-
tion on October 29.
His wife, Joan and children, Jennifer, Bryan and
Kevin will follow shortly.
Bill attended school on the Atlantic side from 1959 to
Donna and Adam Meyerson.
Donna Lee Malin and Adam Mitchell Meyerson
were united in marriage at an outdoor ceremony at the
Viscaya Gardens in Miami, Florida on September 2, 1984.
The bride's parents are Edwin and Gloria Malin,
formerly of Balboa, Panama, now living in Jacksonville,
Fla. The groom's parents are Carl and Paula Meyerson of
Matron of honor was Kathy Saville, sister of the
bride, of Jacksonville, Fla. Bridesmaids were Michele
Owen of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Ancon, Panama; Hilary
and Wendy Meyerson, sisters of the groom.
Best man was Wayne Meyerson, the groom's brother.
The ushers were Ed Malin, brother of the bride, from Tal-
lahassee, Fla.; Glenn Widom of Miami, Fla. and David
Cohen of Miami.
Those formerly from the Canal Zone who attended
were Helen (Malin) Christiansen and her husband, Mar-
vin; Kevin Mayles, Danny Coffey, Sue Kelleher,
Laureen Farrell, James Parthenais, Elizabeth Eastham,
Angie Slater and Patty Kelleher Arosemena.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School, Class
of '80 and now attends Florida State University. The groom
graduated from Palmetto High School, Miami, in 1980 and
is now working for the Tallahassee Technical Computer
Center and attending F.S.U.
After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple
will reside at 1702 Wainwright St., Tallahassee, FL 32304.
Nina and Mark Manghini, married in Arendal, Norway.
Nina Tellefsen and Mark Lee Menghini were mar-
ried at the St. Franciscus Catholic Church in Arendal, Nor-
way on August 4, 1984. This was the first wedding service
held in this old Norwegian church in English, and was per-
formed by Father Littlewood of England.
Nina is the daughter of Capt. Thor B. and wife Lil-
lian Tellefsen, formerly of Coco Solo, Canal Zone and now
permanent residents in Norway. The groom is the son of
Mr. Leo H. Menghini, P.E., Superintendent and Chief
Engineer of Highways and Roads in Wyoming, and the late
Mrs. Caroline (Trontel) Menghini.
Mark's father, two brothers, two sisters, two uncles
and a nephew traveled over 5200 miles to attend the wed-
ding, and also a brother and sister-in-law residing in
Dubai, Arabian Gulf. Also numerous American friends and
colleagues of both Nina and Mark from Stravenger, Nor-
way. Nina's uncle, Kenneth B. Tellefsen, M.D., and wife
Doris, together with their two sons and daughter and
daughter-in-law attended from Orlando, Florida.
Previous to the wedding, a luncheon was held at the
bride's parents home for honored overseas guests, followed
by a sightseeing boat trip. The wedding ceremony was fol-
lowed by dinner and dance in the "Royal Banquet Hall" in
the Arendal City Hall. The following day all guests were in-
vited for a sailing trip in an old refurbished, historic trading
schooner owned by the city of Arendal.
Nina is employed as financial analyst for the Phillips
Petroleum Co. in Stavenger, Norway, and Mark is employ-
ed as petroleum engineer for the same company. They hon-
eymooned in Hawaii and mainland, U.S.A. Their perma-
nent address is Ullandhaugveien 64-B, Stavenger 4000,
Jeannine Marie Carlin and Johnny Daniel Clark,
both of Levittown, PA, were united in marriage, Saturday,
August 18, 1984 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Martha's Church in
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R.
Carlin of Sarasota, former residents of the Canal Zone.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H.
Clark of Fairless Hills, PA.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her
Johnny D. and Jeannine (Carlin) Clark.
Attending the bride were her sisters, Melanie C.
Carlin, as maid of honor, and Sandra M. Carlin and Bar-
bara L. Carlin, all of Sarasota, served as bridesmaids.
Richard Schatzen of Levittown, PA served as best
man and the ushers were Mike Brenner of Norrisville, PA
and George (Lanky) Flores of Sarasota, formerly of the
Following the ceremony, a reception hosted by the
bride's parents was held in the church parlor. Empanadas
were served with the buffet luncheon. Music for dancing in-
cluded some of Lucho's music.
Mina Dee of Sarasota, the bride's nursery school
teacher, was in charge of the Bride's Book. Others assisting
at the reception included Frances Jones, Betty Kelleher,
Mary Rose and Florence Dee.
Mrs. Clark graduated from Balboa High School in
1975 and from Canal Zone College in 1977. She is presently
employed with New Jersey National Bank.
Her husband graduated from Pennsbury High School
in Levittown, PA in 1971 and is employed with N &J Auto-
motive in Philadelphia, PA.
The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and are now
residing at 391-A Main Street, Tullytown, PA 19007.
Out-of-town guests, in addition to Mr. and Mrs. John
Clark, the groom's parents, included the bride's uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. James Carlin, her cousin, John
Carlin and his fiance, Mary Ann Weller, all of Miami, FL;
Mr. and Mrs. David Kelleher and Mr. and Mrs. David
Rose of Dothan, AL; Mrs. Mary Little and sons, Mr. and
Mrs. Butch Nehring, Mrs. Lorraine Ainsworth, Larry
Ainsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stock and Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Tomford and sons, St. Petersburg, FL; Mr. and
Mrs. William Barrett, Madeira Beach, FL; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Boyer, Seminole; Mrs. Jan Jenner, Pensacola;
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Welch and daughter, Kathleen; Palm
Harbor; Miss Julie Smith, Tampa and Miss Sheila Rose
of Gainesville, FL and LaBoca, R.P.
The bride's father gave his daughter in marriage, and
the matron of honor was Virginia Austin McComb, sister
of the bride, from Haddon Township, N.J.; maid of honor
was Patricia Austin, sister of the bride, from Ocean City,
N.J., and bridesmaids were Alma Cespedes of Houston,
Texas, Karen Horton, Orlando, Fla., and the flower girl
was Wendy Keefe of Tampa, Fla.
Best men were Philip Strazzulla and William Cinot-
ti ofJersey City, N.J., and Steve Meitner and Larue Van-
7 A reception was held at the Ft. Pierce Shrine Club
after the ceremony. Some of the out-of-town guests in-
cluded LTC and Mrs.John L. Keefe, Tampa, Fla.; Ester
Cespedes, Colon, Panama; Krystel and Shari Mc-
Cullough, Haddon Township, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Musselman, Fairhope, Ala.; Mrs. Caroline Wolfe, San
Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Caralyne Saporito, Ft. Lauderdale;
Mr. and Mrs. Kash Arnett, Lexington, Ky.; Capt's Ted
and Sue McGann, Boca Raton, Fla.; Cathy and Everett
White, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
They honeymooned at Grand Cayman Island, and
~will reside in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Wanda Mann andJohn L. Sims were mnarriedAugust 2, 1984 in will reside in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
San Antonio, Texas. Their new address is: Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Sims, 10955 Wurzbach #903, San Antonio, TX 78230.
Elizabeth Sandra Austin, of Diablo, Panama, and
Grayson Skaggs Gilbert of Ft. Pierce, Fla. were married
September 1, 1984, at the Ft. Pierce Shrine Club.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert L. and Alba C.
Austin of Diablo, Panama. Grayson is the son of Spencer
B. Gilbert and Ernestine S. Ware of Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Hollowell, Penny and Freeland.
Penny Lou Hall and Freeland Ross Hollowell, Jr.
were united in marriage September 13, 1984 at the Liberty
S. Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S.
Hall of St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated from Balboa
High School and ST. Petersburg Junior College. She is
employed as a dental hygienist in SEminole, Fla.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeland R.
Hollowell of Dothan, Ala. He graduated from Balboa High
School and National River Academy. He is employed by
Guidry Brothers, Inc., of Louisiana as a tugboat captain.
Laurie Hollowell, sister of the groom served as maid
of honor. The groom's brother, David Hollowell, served as
best man. Both the bride's brothers, William and Douglas
....._.-._ and his wife, Brenda were able to attend.
Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a
-.dinner reception at the Bradford Coach House Inn.
After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will reside
Elizabeth Sandra Austin and Grayson Skaggs Gilbert. in Pinellas Park, Fla.
Rebecca Jo Pardun and Eric Paul Runnerstrand
were married August 26, 1984 in the Crossroads Church of
Christ, Gainesville, Florida.
The bride, daughter of Janet Kimmons Starke and
Neil Pardun, Rogersville, Tennessee, attendants were
Susan Merchand, Linda Bennett, Debbie Thackrey,
Debbie Smart, Janet Pardun, Lynn Thackrey, Helen
Morey and Addy Smart.
The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Run-
nerstrand, Winter Park, Fla. was attended by Charles
Ort, Dave Bartley, Nevin Bennett, Joe Sterns, Roger
Tomkins, Dave Goodman and Ed Koschik.
The bride graduated from Keystone Heights High
School and St. Petersburg Junior College. The bridegroom
graduated from Balboa High School, Canal Zone and St.
Petersburg Junior College.
After a wedding trip to Central Florida, the couple will
live in Gainesville.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Humphrey (Cindy Durant) of Palm
Donald Louis Humphrey and Cindy Jean Durant,
both of Palm Bay, Florida were united in marriage on July
28, 1984 at Peace Lutheran Church in Palm Bay.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N.
Durant of Palm Bay and the groom is the son of Mrs.
Gladys B. Humphrey of Sarasota, Fla.
The bride was escorted and given by her father, with
Mrs. Victoria M. Borman of Valkaria, Fla. as Maid of
Honor. Robert M. Smith of Palm Bay was Donald's best
man. Mrs. Fay Green of Palm Bay, organist, played the
traditional wedding music, and Deborah R. Mann of Sar-
asota was in charge of the bride's book.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the
family residence. The couple danced the first dance as "Un-
chained Melody" was played, then the bride danced with
her father to "Daddy's Little Girl".
Out-of-town guests included the bride's sister, Debra
Durant with Erin L. McIntee of Miami; also the groom's
mother, Gladys Humphrey and his niece, Debbie Mann,
both of Sarasota, and his cousin, Mickey Walker Fitzger-
ald of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
The couple are both employed with Harris Corpora-
tion in Palm Bay and are members of Grant Volunteer Fire
Department in Grant, Fla. They will reside in Palm Bay.
Sarah Bircher and Ned S. Stromme were married
October 6, 1984 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Atlan-
Sarah is the daughter of Vernon and Edith Bircher of
Rogers, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Marquette Univer-
sity, and is employed as a senior tax accountant with the
firm of Arthur Anderson and Company. Ned's parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Stromme of Los Angeles, Califor-
nia. He graduated from the University of Northern Ari-
zona, and is employed as assistant branch manager and
loan officer by the Bank of Georgia.
The newlyweds are making their home in Atlanta,
Cynthia Petrovish and Steven C Waggoner
Cynthia Petrovish and Steven C. Waggoner.
Cynthia E. Petrovish and Steven C. Waggoner were
married August 23, 1984 in the Spanish Court of the
Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida.
The best man was Robert E. Waggoner, father of the
groom, from Aiken, S.C. The maid of honor was Tammy
Corrigan. Bridesmaids were Alice Wilson, Karen Spigel-
berg and Gail. All were from Gainesville, Fla.
Guests who were former Zonians were: Iris and Bob
Waggoner, Ruth and Pete Tortorici, Jane and Fred
Huldtquist, Dorothy and Mike LeCroix, John and Ruth
Schmidt, Marcella Schmidt (who has remarried), Paul
and Cheryl Alexaitis, newlyweds, Betty Kay (LeDoux)
Frassrand and her mother and father, Warren and Betty.
There were a total of about 75 guests.
For the honeymoon, the couple took a cruise to the Ba-
hamas and are now living in Gainesville, Fla.
Steve is an assistant golf professional at Ironwood Golf
Course. Cynthia is employed at the Holiday Inn in Gaines-
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julio
Maldonado of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. The bridegroom is the
son of Mrs. Adela M. Mellander of Wayne, N.J. and
Harold Mellander of Kalmar, Sweden.
Mrs. Sally Currie was matron of honor and Kenneth
Wright was best man.
Mrs. Mellander is a graduate of Utuado High School
and the University of Puerto Rico. She is a counselor at
Rugers University. Dr. Mellander graduated from Balboa
High School, Canal Zone and the George Washington Uni-
versity. He is president of Passaic County College in Pater-
son, N.J. and a member of the New Jersey State Board of
The couple is living in Wayne, N.J.
Tim Calvit and Mary Ann Marts.
Mary Ann Marts, of Corpus Christi, Texas, became
the bride of Timothy C. Calvit of College Station, Texas
on July 18, 1984 at the First Baptist Church of Flour Bluff,
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Marts of Corpus Christi and the groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert C. Calvit of Kerrville, Texas.
The bride's Honor attendants were Ms. Donna De
Boer of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ms. Helen I. Calvit, sister
of the groom, of Miami, Florida. The double ring bearer
was Mr. Weldon Corkill and usher was Mr. Fred Corkill
of Corpus Christi. Best man was Mr. George A. Marts,
Jr., brother of the bride, of Idaho Falls. The bride was given
away by her father.
A reception was held at the home of the bride and was
attended by the bride and groom's parents; Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Corkill and son, Weldon; Mr. George A. Marts, Jr.;
Ms. Helen Calvit; Ms. Donna De Boer and Mrs. Irma
Kruzich of Kirkland, Washington, aunt of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Flour Bluff High School,
Corpus Christi, and has been attending Texas A. & M. The
groom is a graduate of Balboa High School, Canal Zone,
and Texas State Technical Institute of Waco, Texas, and is
attending Texas A. & M.
The honeymoon trip was to the Panama Canal.
Nelly Maldonado and Dr. Gustavo A. Mellander
were recently married in Our Lady of Victories Church,
Paterson, New Jersey. Governor Thomas H. Kean deliver-
ed the traditional Wedding Toast at a reception for 500
guests which followed at the Brownstone House.
Left to right: Rev. 0. Hudgins, Ben Brundage, Linda Brund-
age Marshall, Faith Brundage and Joe Marshall.
Mrs. Faith A. Mello of Charlestown, Massachusetts,
and Mr. Benjamin R. Brundage of St. Petersburg, Florida
were reunited in marriage on Friday, September 14, 1984 at
the Riviera United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg,
The couple were attended by their daughter and son-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marshall (Linda Brundage)
of Moline, Illinois during the private chapel ceremony.
Ben is a 1941 graduate of Cristobal High School. Faith
and Ben are former residents of Margarita, Canal Zone,
and will now make their home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Janice Lee Lewis of Bradenton became the bride of
Douglas Philip Russell, also of Bradenton, FL, on Satur-
day, October 20, 1984 at 6:00 p.m., in Ellenton, FL.
Suzanne Bohlman of Atlanta, GA attended the bride
as maid of honor and Ron Soto of Sarasota served as best
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Lewis of Sarasota, FL and is employed with the new
Sarasota Times in Sarasota. Doug is the son of Mrs. Rose
Stroop Holroyd of Sarasota and grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Clyde Stroop Sr. of Sarasota and former
residents of the Panama Canal Zone. He is employed with
Sands Toyota in Bradenton.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the
Carlton Arms Clubhouse in Bradenton.
Out-of-town guests included the groom's sister and
family, Malcolm and Dee (Russell) Privett and sons,
Robert, Michael, Paul and Christopher, of Gainesville,
FL; his brother, Don Russell, who flew from Houston, TX
for the wedding; Doug's cousin, Gary and Robin (Stroop)
Yukas, Orlando, and aunt Mrs. Evelyn Pontious, of
Circleville, OH; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Simpson, Naples,
FL, Gennie Mire, Inverness, FL, Barbara Ricotta, N.Y.
and Robert Brackett of Atlanta, GA.
Susan Ruth Bierman and Jeffrey G. Gorges were
married on August 1, 1984 by the Judge of the Circuit
Court of Boone County, Missouri.
The bride is the daughter of Melvin Bierman, form-
erly of the Canal Zone and currently residing in Mansfield,
Texas, and of the late Mildred Bierman. She was born in
the Canal Zone, graduated from Balboa High School in
1976, and attended the University of Missouri at Colum-
bia. She was attended at her wedding by her sister, Zoe Ann
Brown who also came from the Canal Zone and who now
lives in Marshalltown, Iowa.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Jean Gorges of Col-
umbia, Missouri and the late Nick Gorges. He is a
graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a
degree in Political Science and has completed work toward
an advance degree in Computer Sciences.
Both Susie and Jeff work for the Center for Indepen-
dent Studies at the University of Missouri, she as a secretary
and he as a computer programmer analyst. The couple will
make their home at 2802-B Mulberry Road, Columbia,
Front row: Bud Patten; his wife, Nell; Sandra Sue, Joel,
Audrey Panabaker and Alice Patten. Back row: Bennett
Williams Patten (brother of the bride); Fred Doyle; Laurie
(Patten) Doyle (sister of the bride), and Richard Sims.
Sandra Sue Patten and Joel William Panabaker
were married on Saturday, June 2, 1984 at the Northside
Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The bride is the daughter of Arthur (Buddie) Patten,
formerly of the Canal Zone and the granddaughter of Alice
Patten, also of the Canal Zone. The bridegroom is the son
of Mrs. Audrey Panabaker of St. Petersburg, Florida.
The couple are employed by Honeywell in St. Peters-
Robin Batchelor and Frederick Helmrichs, son of
Florabelle (Moon) Helmrichs and the late Frederick
Helmrichs, were married on August 18, 1984, at 7:30 p.m.
at a garden wedding in the home of the bride's parents,
Aqua Vista Estates, Harper Road, Kerrville, Texas.
Jenny L. Bagley and Samuel S. Irvin III were mar-
ried on October 3, 1984 at the Chapel of Camp Greenville,
Caesars Head, South Carolina.
Jenny is the daughter of Mr. Glen Bagley of Golds-
boro, N.C. and Mrs. Ray Wiler, presently of Suffolk
County, England. She is a graduate of Western Carolina
University and is employed as a news reporter for WHKP-
WKIT Radio station in Hendersonville, N.C.
Samuel is the son of Capt. and Mrs. Samuel S. Irvin
of Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of Los Rios, Canal
Zone. He is a graduate of Balboa High School and the Mer-
chant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. Sam is present-
ly on vacation from the Merchant Marine.
After a honeymoon in Florida, Sam and Jenny will
make their home is Pisgah Forest, N.C.
Guests formerly from the Canal Zone included Sam's
brothers, Tom from Charlottesville, Va. and John from
Galveston, Texas. Sam's aunt, Betty Quintero, also atten-
ded, with Ernest and Ruth Zelnick, Jack and Jean Dom-
browsky, Betsy and Truman Hoenke, Mrs. Alice Roche
and Mrs. Ruth Tillman, all from Hendersonville, N.C.
Ryan Ray arrived on July 19, 1984 weighing in at 7
lbs. 14 oz. to make his home with his proud parents, Ricki
and Pamela Stone and brother, "Little Ricki". He is
greatly welcomed by his grandparents, Ronnie and Mary
Stone and great-grandparents, Claude and Dee Stone of
Helotes, Texas. Claude and Dee both worked at Panama
Air Depot from 1941 to 1947, while Ronnie attended
Diablo School there.
Mrs. Virginia Fall of New Paltz, New York, is proud
to announce the birth of her third grandchild, and second
daughter born to William and Amy Fall. The baby weigh-
ed 6 lbs. 6 oz.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Seeley announce the birth of
their second son and third child, Evan Christopher, on
August 31, 1984 in Dallas, Texas. The maternal grand-
parents are Dr. and Mrs. Byron K. Efthimiadis of Fort
Amador. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald L. Seeley of Balboa Heights.
Donald P. and Carol (Peterson) Heintz announce
the birth of their first child, Christine Ann in Orlando,
Florida on August 22, 1984.
Paternal grandparents are Gladys and Pete Heintz of
Longwood, Fla. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Bar-
bara Peterson of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Balboa.
Maternal great-grandparents are Margaret R. Peterson of
Sarasota and Marie J. Denier of Port Richey, Fla.
Michael and Ann Marie (Bishop) Harris of Dothan,
Alabama announce the birth of their son, James Gardner
Harris on July 8, 1984, weighing 9 lbs. 11 2 oz. Mary
Ellen and Katie welcome their new brother.
Paternal grandparents are Jean and Gardner Harris
of Dothan, Ala. Maternal grandparents are James and
Norma Bishop of St. Ignace, Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Cicero are proud to an-
nounce they became grandparents to a bouncing baby boy
on July 17, 1984, weighing in at 6 lbs. 11 oz. His name is
Matthew Steven Cicero. The parents are their son, Craig
and his wife, Stephanie, who live in Sangers, Texas, and
they assure everyone the baby is absolutely beautiful.
John and Dorothy Allgaier of Tampa, Florida an-
nounce the birth of their second granddaughter, Melissa
Marie, born July 20, 1984. Melissa joins a sister, Steph-
anie Dawn, two years old. Their parents are John and
Cheri Allgaier, also of Tampa, Fla.
Proudly sharing honors are George and Gertrude All-
gaier, great-grandparents. George and Gertrude live in St.
Julie and Boode Swain are pleased to announce the
birth of their first child, Anna Elizabeth, born July 26,
1984 in Sacramento, California.
Maternal grandparents are John and Lois Putnik of
Sacramento. Paternal grandparents are Roger and Toni
Swain of Citrus Heights, formerly of Gatun, Canal Zone.
Boode is a 1969 graduate of Cristobal High School, at-
tending Canal Zone College and California State Univer-
sity Sonoma. He is employed by Standard Office Systems,
Inc. in Sacramento as a service representative.
Julie grew up in Sacramento and graduated from
Chico State University and is a school teacher in the North
Sacramento School District.
Anna is the first grandchild for both sets of parents.
This is a note to inform you of a birth announcement!
I'm a North Carolina girl, but my husband and his family
are from the Canal Zone and he wants all his friends to hear
about his pride and joy. So here are the vital statistics;
Name: Rachel Katherine Mullins, a.k.a. Katie; born
June 19, 1984; weight 8 lbs. 5 oz.; length 21 inches; Parents
are George W. and Diane L. Mullins III of Goldsboro,
North Carolina; Grandpa is George W. Mullins Jr. of
Juliette, Georgia his first grandchild, but daughter
Regina has #2 on the way.
Mr. and Mrs. William P. McLaughlin announce the
birth of their daughter, Allison Michelle Shaw McLaugh-
lin on September 3, 1984. She weighed 3 lbs. 1 oz.
The maternal grandparents are George E. Lowery
residing in Panama, and Alice B. Mix residing in Arizona.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank P.
McLaughlin of Floral City, Florida.
The Olympics weren't the only things happening in
Los Angeles in July! As the torch was being carried into Los
Angeles, Deanna Ynez Vosburgh was coming into the
world. David and Betsy (Morrison) Vosburgh of North
Hollywood, California, would like to share with you the
birth of their first child, a daughter, born July 21, 1984.
Happy grandparents are Clarence and Inez
Vosburgh of Batavia, New York, and Bob and Teddy
Morrison of Ormond Beach, Florida, both families former-
ly of Balboa. Mrs. Vosburgh and the Morrisons greeted
their new granddaughter in California; Inez assisting in the
birth of her first grandchild, and Bob and Teddy arriving
William and Mary Hall,
of St. Petersburg, Florida, are
proud to announce the birth of -
their first grandchild.
On February 22, 1984
Bridget Roxanne was born to
Brenda and Douglas Hall of
Jacksonville, Florida. Bridget-
weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. and was
21 inches long at birth.
Photo shows Bridget when
she was 6 months of age.
Bridget Roxanne Hall
Karen (Rood) and Hugh
Ramsey of Greenville, Miss-
issippi proudly announce the
birth of their first child, a
daughter, on August 30,
Lisa Michelle was born at
St. Luke's Hospital in Fort
Karen was in Kentucky Lisa Michelle Ramsey
awaiting the birth, and mater- Lisa Michelle Ramsey
nal grandparents, Ginger and
Ken Rood were able to welcome their first granddaughter
just minutes after her arrival. Paternal grandmother is Col-
leen Prout of Atlanta, Georgia.
Sharing honors are great grandparents, Mary and Fer-
nand Espiau of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Arthur and Marilyn (Roth) Banks of Tampa, Florida
are receiving congratulations on the birth of their first child,
a daughter, on August 28, 1984 at Mease Hospital in
Dunedin, Florida. The baby, who has been named Melissa
Karen Roth Banks, weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz.
Very proud first-time grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
GeorgeJ. Roth of Sarasota, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur
Banks of Monroe, Ga. Mrs. Addie Reeves of Atlanta, Ga.
is Melissa's paternal great granddaughter.
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Winston P. Abernathy, 73, passed away suddenly Oc-
tober 4, 1984 at his summer home in Falmouth, Kentucky.
He was born in Mason, Kentucky and was employed by the
J.B. Heizer Co. in Covington before going to the Canal
Zone in 1942. He married Lucille Ritter in 1943 at the Cris-
tobal Union Church. Due to ill health, he took civil service
retirement in 1960 but remained there with his wife until
her retirement in 1973.
He was a member of the Williamstown Baptist
Church; Elks Lodge #1414 of Balboa, and the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
William Adams, 75, of Clearwater, Florida, died October
25, 1984. Born in New York City, he left the Canal Zone
four years ago, where he was a police officer with the Canal
Zone Police Division for 28 years. He was a Protestant and
a member of BPO Elks, and a member of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include two sons, John W. of Detroit,
Mich., and Sean P. of New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Pat-
ricia H. Toenjes, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Robbie, of Pass
Christian, Miss.; a sister, Mina Dee of Sarasota, Fla., and
Edna A. Barr, 91, of Sarasota, Florida, died October 7,
1984 at Doctors Hospital. She was born in the Canal Zone
and conducted a dance school in the 1920's and 1930's on
the Atlantic side with Helen Sexton. She was the widow of a
former Canal Zone policeman, George Barr.
There are no known survivors.
Carmen Bertolette, of Sacramento, California, died Sep-
tember 29, 1984. She was born July, 1914; wife of Calvin
M. Bertolette, and mother of John Meigs Bertolette, Mrs.
Lucille Van Dorian and Charles Bertolette. She was the sis-
ter of Jacqueline Johnson and Charles Malsbury, survived
by four grandchildren.
She was a native of the Canal Zone.
Orlan (Pete) Betcher, 70, of Red Wing, Minnesota, died
September 19, 1984 at his home of cancer. He retired in
1974 from the Mt. Hope Bakery with 20 years of service in
the Canal Zone. He was a member of B.P.O.E. Elks
He is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters, Mrs.
Brian Barkeim (Barbara Betcher), Sandra Bach and son
Walter Brameld, 87, of Houston, Texas, died September
6, 1984 in a Houston hospital. He was a former employee of
the Dredging Division.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hollowell
Bob Budreau, 56, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on
August 29, 1984, at his home in Parker, Florida. He retired
in August, 1979, after over 33 years of service, as General
Foreman, Buildings and Quarters Maintenance for the
Panama Canal Company. He was a member of Abou Saad
Temple A.A.O.M.N.S., Panama Canal York Rite Bodies,
Ancon Lodge AF&AM, BPOE Lodge #1414, and had serv-
ed in the U.S. Navy.
Bob is survived by his wife, Pete; daughter, Mrs. Lynn
Gritt of Panama City, Florida; his mother, Mrs. Florence
Trasavage of Parker, Florida; a sister, Dona Burke, of
Boynton Beach, Florida, and a brother, Kenneth Budreau
of Parker, Florida.
Jessie L. Bush, 77 of Houston, Texas, died April 14, 1984.
She attended Balboa High School, commuting via Panama
Railroad while living with her uncle in Coco Solo. She since
retired from Humble Oil and Refining (now Exxon) in
She is survived by her son, Tommy, of Hollywood,
California; a daughter, Jessie Marie Rodgers of Venezuela
and four grandchildren.
George R. Cash, 73, of Bradenton, Florida, died Septem-
ber 20, 1984 at Blake Memorial Hospital. Born in Bristol,
Tenn. he later became employed in the Canal Zone and left
in 1959. He was recently the former head of the math and
science departments of Manatee Junior College.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; a daughter, Melin-
da Benson of Bradenton; a son, George Cash, Jr. of Bra-
denton; two brothers, Marion of Oregon and John of
Texas, and a grandson.
Helen J. Curtis, 64, of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey,
died July 30, 1984.
She is survived by her husband, Edward M.; a son,
Donald E. of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, and seven
Gordon Crabb, 84, died August 1, 1984, in Winter Park,
Florida. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated
from MIT, and first went to the Canal Zone in 1940 to work
for the Special Engineering Division. He then worked for
the Dredging Division in Gamboa until 1952 when he and
his wife Ellen left the Isthmus. As a LTC he served in New
York and Alaska until his retirement in 1956. He is survived
by a brother, Charles Crabb, of Boston, and many nieces
Ellen Roberts Crabb, 82, died October 9, 1984, in Winter
Park, Florida. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and went
to the Canal Zone in 1907 with her father Richard Roberts
who was one of the builders of the Panama Canal.
She graduated from Balboa High School; was a
member of St. Mary's Church in Balboa; worked for the
Balboa Quartermaster; and resided in Gamboa until 1952
with her husband Gordon Crabb who preceded her in death
August 1, 1984. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews,
the Kenealy's, the Flynn's, and the Robert's.
Henry L. Donovan, 83, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
suddenly on September 22, 1984 while visiting in Dublin,
Ireland. He retired in 1961 from his position as Director of
the Civil Affairs Bureau, a position he assumed in 1953.
Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, he came to the
Canal Zone with his bride, Irene, in 1929 as a structural
draftsman. He was later loaned to the Construction Quar-
termaster as Chief Building Inspector, and in 1937 returned
to the Engineering Division as Structural Designer. Follow-
ing several promotions, he was assigned to Quarry Heights
in 1945 as engineering consultant and served on the Com-
manding General's Staff as Civilian Advisor on matters re-
lating to the Panama Canal and the Republic of Panama.
He returned to the Canal organization in 1950 as the first
Director of the Community Services Bureau.
Mr. Donovan was awarded the Gold Medal of
Panama during a 1956 ceremony commemorating the 69th
anniversary of the Founding of the Cuerpo de Boberos. In
1961 he was awarded the rank of Commander in the Order
of Vasco de Nunez de Balboa by the Republic of Panama
for his good neighbor relations and policies.
He was President of the Balboa Baseball Club and the
Canal Zone Baseball League and was the first commissioner
for the Little League Baseball Club. He was also active in
the Canal Zone Red Cross and served as Regional Director
of Civil Defense during World War II. He was a member of
St. Rafael's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, Fla.; the
Panama Canal Society of Florida and of the St. Petersburg
Memorial services were held at St. Rafael's Catholic
Church and interment will take place in Corozal, Rep. of
Panama at a later date.
He is survived by his wife, Irene B.; and a daughter,
Peggy Donovan of South Bend, Indiana.
D.D. Douglas, 64, of McAllen, Texas, died suddenly on
September 12, 1984 at his residence. He was chief of radiol-
ogy at Gorgas Hospital during the 1960's and was a past
president of the Canal Zone Medical Association.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen; two sons, Daniel D.
of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Larry W. of Lone Rock, Wis;
two grandchildren, and one brother, Jesse E. of Tyler,
Ralph J. Dugas,, 64, of Dothan, Alabama, died suddenly
at his home October 11, 1984. A native of the Canal Zone,
he lived his entire life there until his retirement in 1976. He
moved to Dothan in 1981. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy during WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Ida, of Dothan; a son,
Ralph J. Jr. of Maui, Hawaii; three daughters, Linette
Humbracht, of Scott AFB, Illinois, Leslie Frith, of Santa
Barbara, California and Leanna, of Dothan, Ala.; two bro-
thers, Norman, of Annapolis, Maryland and Lee Roy of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two sisters, Dorothy Broadbent
and Joyce Joubert of Baton Rouge, La. and five grand-
Mae Cassibry Fahnestock, 82, of DeLisle, Mississippi,
died October 8, 1984. She was the widow ofJohn M. Fahn-
stock, Sr., who was District Commander of the Canal Zone
Police, Atlantic Area, prior to his retirement in 1955. She
was employed by the Canal Zone Credit Union, Cristobal,
for many years and was Past Worthy Matron of Coral
Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Cristobal. She was
also a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Chris-
tian and had previously taught school in Gulfport, Miss.
Survivors include her son, John M. Jr. of Ocean
Springs, Miss; a daughter, Janie Susan Ebdon of Houston,
Texas; a sister, Mrs. Rosa Moddy of Gulfport; six grand-
children and four great-grandchildren.
Landen H. (Lanny) Gunn, 77, of Ponte Vedra Beach,
Florida, died August 3, 1984. He was born in Americus,
Georgia and had lived in the Palm Valley-Ponte Vedra
Beach area since 1962. He retired from the Panama Canal
Company with 38Y2 years service and was a member of
B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 1901 and the American Legion Post
129, both of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Mrs.
Barbara Lee Denison of El Paso, Texas; a son, Landen H.
Gunn, Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Sara Rowley of
Clearwater, Fla.; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a
nephew, Sam Rowley, Jr. (Skip) of Panama, R.P., and 4
nieces, Dorothy Gerhart, Silver Spring, Md., June Steven-
son, Panama, R.P., Joan Corliss, Rogers, Ark., and Jay
Lindell, Pinellas Park, Fla.
Mary Alice Hall, 87, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
August 8, 1984. She was born in Newark, Ohio and left the
Canal Zone in 1952. She was a Catholic.
Survivors include two sons, Richard L. and William S.
both of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren and two great-
George Hansen, Jr., 68, of Bradenton, Florida, died
September 6, 1984 at Blake Memorial Hospital. Born in
Chicago, he came to Bradenton 18 years ago from the
Canal Zone where he was employed in personnel manage-
ment for the Army and Air Force. He was a member of Ar-
my Lodge AF&AM; Scottish Rite bodies in Chicago and of
Abou Saad Temple in Balboa.
He leaves his wife, Gladys; two brothers, Roy of Lake
Geneva, Wis., and Robert of California; and a sister, Millie
Bihler of California.
Thomas F. Hunt, 60, of Miami, Florida, died September
17, 1984 in Miami. He was born and raised in the Canal
Zone. After serving in the U.S. Navy in WWII, he worked
for, and retired from the Transportation and Terminals
Division of the Panama Canal Company in 1969. In 1970
he settled in Miami, Fla. where he worked for the City of
Miami Water Department at various treatment sites. He
retired from the Department on August 7, 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Cecelia, his children,
Marlene Fox, Thomas, Glen and Diane; his grandchildren,
Glenn, Jr., Brandie Nicole and Neil; his brothers, Joseph of
Dothan, Alabama and John of Balboa, Panama.
Paul Kunkel, 69, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died October 7,
1984 in Kerrville, Texas at a local hospital there. He was
employed as a blacksmith with the Panama Canal, initially
with the Mechanical Division, then to the Maintenance
Division and later with the Locks Division.
He is survived by sons, Paul, Jr. of Stone Mountain,
Ga. and James, of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia,
who resided with him in Zephyrhills, Fla.; four brothers,
Walter, of Miami, Fla. Edward, of Kerrville, Texas,
Robert, of Williamsburg, N.Y., Joseph, of Wappinger
Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Margaret Herring, of Wappinger
Falls, N.Y. and 5 grandchildren.
Marion Sealey Leibert, of Alexandria, Virginia, died July
27, 1985. Born in Ancon, Canal Zone, she graduated from
Balboa High School, Class of 1929, was a graduate of
Boston University and worked for the U.S. Government in
Washington, D.C. where she was a secretary in the State
Department for many years, and later worked for Atlantic
Research in Alexandria, Va.
She is survived by her husband, Harold; two daugh-
ters, one son and one granddaughter; and her sister, Peggy
Hutchison, of Aiken, S.C.
Alfredo Lombana, 84, of Orange Park, Florida, died
September 6, 1984 after a long illness. Born in Bogota, Col-
ombia, he moved to Panama in 1911, joining the Panama
Canal organization in 1920 and remained with the Panama
Canal Company until 1960 when he retired and moved to
St. Petersburg, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Leonor, of Orange Park;
five children, Dr. Alfred E. Lombana of Jacksonville, Fla.,
Mary Grace Welch of Palm Harbor, Fla., Mary Ann Hart-
well of Jacksonville, Fla., Louis A. Lombana of Tampa,
Fla., Mary Joyce Lombana of Orange Park, Fla. and nine
John A. Madison, 76, of Clearwater, Florida, died August
11, 1984. He retired in 1967 as Lockmaster of Miraflores
Locks and had 41 years of service with the Panama Canal
Company. He was a Methodist and a member of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Marina, and four daugh-
ters; Jane Emery Roy of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ellen Reed
of Conroe, Texas, Ana Madison of Anchorage, Alaska, and
Toki Siders, of Clearwater, Florida.
Marie McCoy, of Balboa Heights, Panama, died October
3, 1984 after a three year struggle with cancer. Until 1973,
she lived in Curundu Heights with her husband, Robert A.
McCoy, a civilian employee of the U.S. Army in Corozal
until his death. She then resided in Balboa Heights with her
daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Fred Cotton.
Many came to know her through her handicraft projects us-
ing native molas. The proceeds from the sale of hats, caftans
and Christmas cards were given to her favorite mission pro-
She is survived by four daughters, Jacquelyn Cotton
and Vicki Boatwright of Balboa Heights, Kerry Andrade of
Santa Barbara, California and Patty McCafferty of
Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Keith, Leslie and
Traci Cotton, Bobby, Darren and Joyce Boatwright, and
Shannon and Marco Andrade; one great grandson, Jarred
Cotton; a sister, Rhuehama Sheets of Altoona, Pa., and two
brothers, John Gray of Aberdeen, Md. and Victor Gray of
Sylvester Moore, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Septem-
ber 24, 1984 in St. Petersburg from heart failure.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Moore, of St. Peters-
Josephine D. Olsen, 96, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
August 3, 1984. She left the Canal Zone in 1982 and was a
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Betty Boyer of
Seminole; a son, Martin, of Panama; two grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Russell E. Pierson, 50, of Dothan, Alabama, died Sep-
tember 17, 1984. A native of Ancon, Canal Zone, he lived
his early life there and became the veterinarian with the
Panama Canal Company until 1977 when he retired to
Survivors include a brother, William E. of Dothan;
two nephews, William R. and Edward R., both of Dothan,
Paul H. Reynolds, 64, of Aiken, South Carolina, died July
27, 1984. He was a retired firefighter in the Panama Canal
Company with 32 years of service. He is a communicant of
St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, a member of
American Legion Post 26, Aiken, and of the Knights of
Columbus, Canal Zone Council No. 1417. He was a veter-
an of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Arruda; two daugh-
ters, Emma G. Boyd and Lila-Adella M. Lane; seven sons,
Paul H. Reynolds, Jr., Richard M. Reynolds, John F.
Reynolds, Clinton A. Reynolds, Mark A. Reynolds,
Manuel V. Reynolds and William P. Reynolds; four
sisters, Helen R. Fowler, Dorothy L. Dawson, Katherine
R. McCormick and Francis R. Fowler; three brother,
William P., Clinton and Robert.
Ruth Rickarby, died February 24, 1984, in Claremont,
California. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she went to the
Canal Zone in the 1930's after several years in Cuba with
the Mixed Claims Commission. For most of her Isthmian
time, she worked in the Balboa Customs Office, and
through the last part of her career, she was with the Fif-
teenth Naval District.
For many years she assisted the late Crede H.
Calhoun, who coordinated news dispatches in the area from
Guatamala to Peru for the New York Times.
She is survived by her sister, Anne, of Montrose, Ala-
Walter Edgar Robison, 84, died July 13, 1984 in Bess
Kaiser Hospital, Portland, Oregon. Born in Black Oak,
Maryland, he worked as a carman with the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad, Keyser, West Virginia until 1941. He was
employed by the Panama Railroad as a carman inspector
and air brake machinist, a position he held until his retire-
ment in 1962.
He is survived by a son, Hiram J. Robison of West
Valley City, Utah; a daughter, Winifred Towery of Van-
couver, Washington, with whom he resided until shortly
before his death.
Sarah W. Rothwell, 83, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, died
May 9, 1984. She was a retiree from the Panama Canal
She is survived by daughter, Mrs. John Redmond;
granddaughter, Carol Redmond of Joliet, Illinois, and
grandson, Douglas Redmond of Lombard, Ill.; two grand-
children and a sister-in-law, Irene Wright Hollowell of
Gil Rowe, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, died August 29,
1984. He was a marine engineer with the Panama Canal
Company for 36 years. He was a member of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Pam-
ela Herold of North Carolina; and a sister, Edith Alley of
Leonard M. Ruppel, 88, of Coral Springs, Florida, died
October 4, 1984. He was employed by the Locks Security
Division at Pedro Miguel Locks from February 1952 until
March 1967 when he retired to Florida. He was a veteran of
WWI serving in Europe. He was a member and Past Com-
mander ofJene-Mager Post 278 VFW, Pittsburgh, Pa. and
a member of Darien Lodge, AF&AM, Balboa, Panama
He is survived by his wife, Mary Meenan Ruppel;
daughters Kathleen (Tess) Priest of Margate, Fla. and
Dolores (Dona) Worstell of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; brother
Robert A. Ruppel of Naples, Fla.; granddaughter Judith
(Hays) Ambielli of Califon, N.J. and grandson Robert L.
Priest of Blue Ridge, Texas and five great-grandchildren.
Margaret K. Seagears, 53, of Annandale, Virginia, died
September 16 in Hendersonville, North Carolina while
visiting family. She was born in Ancon, Canal Zone and is
the daughter of the late Thomas H. Kelley and Florence
Luckey Kelley now living in Hendersonville. She had been
employed in accounting with the U.S. Navy Department in
Arlington, Va., and had been employed by General Electric
for 14 years previously.
Survivors include her mother, Florence Luckey
Kelley, Hendersonville, NC; a sister, Patricia Kappe of
Elkridge, Maryland; a brother, Thomas H. Kelley, Jr. of
Annandale, Va. and several nieces and nephews.
Maurice W. Sherry, Sr., 81, died September 5, 1984 in
Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was employed by the Postal Division
of the Panama Canal Company from 1939 until 1957 when
he retired and returned to reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is survived by three children; Charles A. (Art)
Sherry of Curundu, Rep. of Panama, Mary B. Ford of Au-
burn, California, and Barbara Fitzgerald of Fair Oaks, Cal-
ifornia. A son, Maurice W. (Corky) Sherry, Jr. prede-
ceased him on August 24, 1978. Also surviving are sixteen
grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Eleanor Soper passed away September 9, 1984 in Eustis,
Florida. She was the widow of Arthur Soper, formerly of
Ancon, who retired from the Panama Canal Company in
She is survived by a son, Donald, a daughter, Pat, and
a grandson, Scott; a brother, Charles J. (Buddy) Williams
of La Boca, R.P.; three sisters, Marie Henriquez of Pana-
ma, R.P., Anne Williams of Pompano Beach, Fla., and
Margaret Lawson of St. Petersburg, Fla. and several nieces
Patricia K. Teske, 37, of Maribel, Wisconsin, died Oct-
ober 4, 1984 as the result of an automobile accident. She
was born in the Panama Canal Zone. The daughter of
James Doran and the late Rosemary (Laurie) Doran mar-
ried David Teske in 1971.
Survivors include her husband, David; two daughters,
Theresa and Sharon; two sons, Michael and Patrick, all at
home; her father, James R. Doran of the Panama Canal
Zone, and two brothers, Michael Doran of Washington,
D.C. and James Doran of Severna Park, Md.
Anna Marie Ammer Tompkins, 86, died June 1, 1984 in
Columbia, Alabama nursing home following a brief illness.
A native of Germany where she lived her childhood, she
moved to New York, where she lived for many years prior
to going to the Canal Zone where she resided for about 20
years. She resided in Dothan for the past year, and was the
widow of Edwin Cooper Tompkins.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edna A. Kovel of
Dothan, Ala.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia A. Kindberg
of Columbia, Alabama.
Victor D. Young, of Leitchfield, Kentucky, passed away
June 9, 1984. He worked at the Gatun Hydro-Electric
Plant for some 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Harriett, and a daughter,
Tishie Young Anderson of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Letters to the Editor
Tellefsen family with new son-in-law: Back, L to R. Twins Karl
and Peter, born in C. Z.; Nina, Mark and eldest daughter, Sonja.
Seated: Lillian, Thora, born in C.Z. and Thor.
FROM THOR TELLEFSEN IN NORWAY:
October 6, my wife and I will depart Norway for a
three week vacation in the U.S.A. There will be a class reu-
nion at Kings Point, Class of '44, the 40th anniversary
which will be celebrated October 12-13-14. Needless to say,
I'm looking forward to that, especially since it is so long
since I visited the Academy and had contact with class-
After that, we will visit briefly as many Canal Zone
friends as we can, and then have a couple of days with my
brother and family in Orlando, Florida. Possibly I will find
time to show Lillian beautiful St. Petersburg.
Thor B. Tellefson
Shrine Convention held in Boston, Massachusetts during July 1984
included float representation from the Abou Saad Temple in the
Panama Canal Zone... with their steel drum band. Photo taken and
submitted by Mrs. Faith A. Brundage, St. Petersburg, Florida.
THE BECK'S SUMMER:
We left the Isthmus in 1975, reluctantly, of course.
Now every time the Canal Record appears in our mailbox,
all other activities in our household cease until both of us
have read it thoroughly to find out what is going on with our
good friends of former years!
In June, Elizabeth (Grimison) Fahy and her hus-
band, Bill arrived after quitting their jobs in Panama. At
the present time, they have settled in Orlando, working and
going to school there.
Early in July, Sean Beck and his mother Pat (Janssen)
Beck arrived from Panama where Pat's husband, and
our son, Gene is a Lt. Col. in the Air Force and is Deputy
Base Commander at Howard AFB. Pat's parents are
Maggi and John Janssen, presently living in Dothan,
At the end of July, our granddaughter Christina
Grimison graduated with a degree in Communications from
the U.of Central Florida in Orlando, and is presently work
ing there. Also at the end of July, Rex and I took a 3-day
cruise to Nassau which we enjoyed immensely. In August,
grandson Patrick Grimison arrived with a friend, after
which we drove him to Jacksonville where he enrolled at
Jacksonville University. Also in August, granddaughter
Rebecca Grimison arrived for a brief visit before enrolling
at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Another Grim-
ison grandson, Richard, is a cadet at Kings Point Merchant
Marine Academy. He is getting a lot of sea duty training
and has made several trips to South America, and is pre-
sently on a tanker travelling between New Haven, Conn.
Our other son, Tom Grimison is still in Panama work-
ing for the Commission, but assures us he will retire the end
of December 1984. When Tom leaves the Isthmus, it will be
the first time since 1907 that a Grimison won't be in Pan-
ama quite a record, we think!
Our Scott relatives, Janice and Ted still live in Cocoa
Beach, about 10 minutes from us.
We have been invited by our niece, Patty (Cawl)
Pflanzer, to spend Thanksgiving with her and family in
Rome, New York, but don't know if we shall attempt the
long drive. We expect to spend Christmas at home and we
wish all of you the Season's Greetings and a Happy and
Healthy New Year!
Helen and Rex Beck
Merritt Island, Fla.
Peggy Ann (Veney) and husband, Walter J. Housen
and I went to Pennsylvania for a month.
Peg and Wallie attended a convention in Philadelphia
- they rented a car and came to New York where we had a
reunion of the cousins of my family (Walters).
Saw the Gilmores and talked to Esther Hodges in
North Carolina. We then flew back to Seattle, Washington
ANNE BECKLEY WRITES:
In this mornings mail I received the enclosed from Leo
T. Krziza, a Panama Canal retiree living in San Luis Rey,
California. Please note Leo's remarks about passing the
news item on to the Canal Record.
Marilla Salisbury worked in the old Building Division
4 during the war years under Ed Spearman, and then Harry
Metzler. When the war ended, Marilkla left the Canal
Zone and returned to San Diego, California. Then for
many years in San Diego, Marilla taught high school math-
ematics, and after her retirement from teaching she entered
into the sport of running.
Believe me, Marilla is guite a 'gal'. Working along
with Marilla in the Building Division was Sarah Miller,
Helen Chisholm and myself land what memories we all
New Port Richey, Fla.
BARBARA MARTINILos Angeles Times
Marilla Salisbury, age 76, carries torch on University Avenue.
PRIDE OF THE TORCH SHOWS IN S.D.'S .
LAP OF HISTORY
By MIKE GRANBERRY and MARJORIE MILLER, Mickey Mantle and Lew French (BHS '63) at the Baseball Fan-
Times Staff Writers tasies Yankee-Dodger Camp held in St. Petersburg, Fla. from April
30 to May 5, 1984. Lewis Cotton French was born in Margarita,
Marilla Salisbury, 76, wore a yellow bonnet and per- Canal Zone.
spired only slightly. For running the Olympic flame along
University Avenue, Salisbury won a double round of ap-
plause and plenty of accolades.
"Fine, fine, fine," she called it. "It was wonderful,
worth everything. All these friends just came to see me.
Salisbury, who began running five years ago, has won
200 medals and has run in 10-kilometer competitions. ,
Nancy Goodknight, a 29-year-old spectator, said of "
Salisbury, "She's the same age as my grandmother...I'd
like to be able to do that now."
Brandy Goodknight, 7, said of torch bearer Salisbury:
"I though it was radical."
Salisbury said she enjoyed being a role model.
"I hope they take care of their bodies," she said of the
crowd. "My body is the temple of God. I want to help my
body. I want to live to be 100." 'I,
Passing by a group of kids, Salisbury said, "Take care
of your body. It's all you have." Tom Sturdivant, Norm Siebern and Moose Skowron in front of
Lewis' locker on first day of camp. Lewis, his wife Elsmary and
Los Angeles Times their children, David and Lesley live in Stillwater, Minnesota and
Wednesday, July 25, 1984 he works for 3M in St. Paul.
NEWS FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS:
Joe Dolan's Birthday Party was celebrated at the
Dolan's home in Austin. This even brought together the en-
tire Dolan family of eight children with their spouses and
off-spring. Ronald Perkins married to Ginny and Robert
L. Powell married to Eileen with Travis, their 1 V2 year
old son, traveled from Miami, Fla. and Conroe, Texas re-
spectively to attend the party. The other Dolan children who
attended, with dates, were Katherine, Joseph II,
Michael, Paul, Bridget and Suzanne.
In addition to the Austinites that were invited, the
following Ex-Canal Zonites enjoyed the evenings fun: Bar-
bara and Buckey Kreuger, Agnes and Ed Mulroy,
Kathy and Dave Stocker, Aurora and Bill LeBrun, Ellen
and Ed Coyle, Ruth and Bart Elich and John Simmons.
The 70th Anniversary of the Opening of the Panama
Canal by the transit of the SSAncon was the theme for a cele-
bration at the home of Bill and Aurora LeBrun. The SS
Ancon transit was an event that would have a very strong im-
pact on all of our lives. Guests attending Bill and Aurora's
party were: Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Coyle, Mr. Bart
Elich, Mr. Frank Kline, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Lee,
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Mulroy, The Rev. and
Mrs. Fred L. Raybourn, Jr., Mrs. Valerie Schroeter and
guest, Mrs. Vivian De La Mater and her niece, Babe, Mr.
Jim Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dolan, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Krueger, Mrs. Anna B. Pescod, Miss Maureen
OPEN LETTER -
This is an open letter to all members of "The Panama
Canal Society of the World". Although the issue of creating
a "Canal Zone Museum" appears to have died, I wish to
establish a fund, that perhaps some day, it just might be-
come large enough to make the museum a reality. I can ask
that each member donate $1.00 per year to the fund (or
more from many of us) and I can ask that each and every
member help in another way by contributing to the effort
I am in the process of writing three books about the
Canal Zone and Panama. Book #1 is "The Bajun Book".
Book #2 (as yet untitled) is a book on all those uncommon
nicknames that people, places and things had down there,
from the days of Col. Goethals and his "Yellow Peril" rail-
road car to "Skunk Hollow" and later. Book #3 (also yet
untitled) is a book on stories, poems, songs, etc. that are
about the Canal Zone and Panama.
"The Bajun Book" will contain all those wonderful
and colorful stories, jokes, poems, songs, etc. in Bajun, so
that the flavor of the language will not be lost.
In order to accomplish these three books, I'll need help
from ALL members to send these items in to me, or with the
kind assistance of all Recorders/Reporters to collect them at
meetings, and send "en masse" to me. When the books are
published, I shall donate the profits to the Museum Fund.
Here are the formats I'd like each member to use:
"The Bajun Book", send any story, joke, etc., clean or off-
color, in Bajun or regular English, in writing, printing or
typing or clippings. We will translate it into Bajun for you, if
you are not able. As they say in Jamaica: "No Problem!"
For the book of nicknames, please don't send the common
names like "Bob", "Don", "Mac", etc. but send all those
uncommon ones like "Chuso", "Buckeye", "Mono Blan-
co", "Pos" etc. And include how the name was given. In-
clude the owners name and any other pertinent info like
CHS/BHS 19 and occupation. For the places and
things, try to include a description of where and what! For
Book #3, please include the source, like: "I clipped this
from the 'Panama American', the time period, or even
"Anon" if need be.
All contributions will be acknowledged on a per-item
basis if you desire, or it will be listed "Anon".
A task of this nature cannot be accomplished overnite.
Also, it can't be accomplished without inputs from each and
all of you, and it can't be accomplished when we are all dead
and buried. I only wished that I had thought of this many
years ago, for my father had a lot of great stories from 1913 to .
1946 when he retired, as well as so many others now passed
Taking a hint from our Canal Zone Seal, "The Land
Divided, The World United", may I paraphrase this to be
our motto, "The Work Divided, The Books United".
Robert G. Provost
ESTHER E. CAMPBELL HAS MOVED
This is just a note to inform
you that my mother, Mrs.
Esther E. Campbell of Ful- l
lerton, California, has finally
come to live with me and my
husband at 943 Delaware -
Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA G.
30316 (c/o Jean Inzer).
When I wrote you last, my
son Charles A. Farrington
had not yet graduated from
medical school. He has since
graduated and is now a Cap-
tain in the U.S. Army, sta-
tioned at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Henry L. and Jean Campbell
Texas. Inzer of Atlanta, Ga.
THE THREE COMLEY SISTERS
Beverly Dilfer flew up from Panama in July to her's
and George's Boca Raton apartment for a week before go-
ing up to Arlington, Va. for a three week visit with sis Mary
Jane and Jess Lacklen. While there Beverly took a side trip
to New York to celebrate Henry Fidanque's 70th birthday
bash with lots of ex-Panama and Canal Zonites in atten-
dance Maggie and Gordon Dalton, Dot and Bob
Chandler, Connie and Stan Fidanque, the John Mayles
and the Lees, to name a few. Then back to Boca Raton for
golf, bridge games and dining out with other ex-Panama
friends Betty (Phillips) and Fred Gerhardt, Frannie
Sanders, Mrs. Strumpf, etc.
Mary Jane and Jess met sis Betty and Barny in
Hendersonville, N.C. in October to join them for four days
of "Fall Leaf" sightseeing in Helen, Ga., the Highlands
and Franklin, N.C.! Ginny and Jim Wood joined forces
with the four for fun shopping, dining, and seeing the
sights. Back in Hendersonville, Betty had a nice long tele-
phone chat with Mrs. Duke Lewis 88 years young and
still enjoying life in Hendersonville. The Forgesons also
had a nice breakfast visit at the new Holiday Inn there with
Ruth and Ernie Zelnick, celebrating the latter couples
mutual birthdays on that Wednesday, October 17.
Betty and Barney made it to Alaska as planned the
end of July for a 14 day cruise on the SS Universe. They
marvelled at the beautiful scenery throughout especially
Glacier Bay and the Columbia Glacier! After the cruise they
enjoyed 4 days in quaint Victoria, British Columbia!
There, Verona and Cecil Vockrodt, who have a lovely
home on the water, picked up the Forgesons at their hotel
daily and took them sightseeing extensively with one day, a
long drive of approximately 400 miles to the northwestern
side of the Island! What a super, hospitable couple!! A most
Tierra Verde, Fla.
JOHN MURPHY IS IN TOWN
John Murphy who served in Personnel with the
Panama Canal at Balboa Heights and the Army Caribbean
Pacific Sector, 1947-51,.has been residing in Tallahassee
A retired U.S. Naval Reserve Officer, he formerly liv-
ed in Coral Gables. John has been active in volunteer com-
munity organizations in Tallahassee-Leon County, in-
cluding currently serving as President of AARP Chapter
376 and NARFE Chapter 513, as a past commander of Dis-
abled American Veterans Chapter 5, and as a treasurer of
the Tallahassee Historical Society.
Perlas Islands L to R: Al Baldwin, Bob Matheney and Art
THE BOB MATHENEYS MOVE AROUND
Bob and Evelyn Matheney returned to Panama for a
visit in February, five years since their retirement. They
were joined by Al Baldwin and Art and Ora O'Leary.
Together they spent two delightful weeks visiting and rem-
iniscing. While many adverse changes have occurred, they
found the hospitality of old friends still the same warm
Bob, Al and Art chartered Jim Londes' boat for a five
day stag fishing trip to the Perlas Islands, where they also
rented a house on Contadora Island for night-time respites
ashore. Jim ran a tight ship during the day and Al at night
gave the dealers in the hotel casino a lesson at the black-jack
tables. The fishing was good enough for several delicious
meals but it was infinitely better before commercial shrimp-
ing began in Panama Bay many years ago.
Ben and Helen Chisholm, Mort and Cynthia Prince
and the Matheneys all spent the summer in Steamboat
Springs, Colorado at 7000 feet in the mountains. They re-
port it was cool and beautiful, a fine resort area to which to
flee our desert heat during June, July and August.
At the invitation of Ray and Barbara Shaw, now liv-
ing in Denver, the Matheneys and Princes drove from
Steamboat Springs to Winter Park, Colorado, to attend a
week-end Panama Canal meeting held there August 10-12.
They all had a great time and enjoyed particularly seeing
NEWS FROM ARIZONA THE GREAT
STATE IN THE WEST
This has been a great year for the MacVitties as we are
going to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in Novem-
ber '84. For this we went to Alaska after visiting Seattle for
three days. Flew into Fairbanks and started with trips to the
U. of Alaska, the oil line, a going gold open mine pit and
then on to Denali Park, hoping to see the top of Mount
McKinley. The weather said "no", but stayed for two days
and saw moose, bears, and dali sheep. Then on to Anchor-
age. There were so many stops along the way that many re-
main in our memories one is the sight of Columbia
Glacier, over 400 feet high and 8 miles long at the water
line. We were within a quarter mile of the base and watched
it calving for over an hour a really spectacular sight
which will endure. Glacier Bay was also a very interesting
high point of the trip on land. Saw the salmon spawning and
the bears eating the fish for winter fat before hibernation.
The Yukon area also very interesting the tales and
artifacts of the 49'ers makes one wonder why they did it.
Gold, of course, but the items they took and the hardships
encountered was incomparable. After going to Juneau we
took the Niew Amsterdam over to Sitka and then four days
down the inland passage. A great ship and a fine time, stop-
ping for two days in Vancouver and had dinner with Dr.
and Mrs. Ray DeBoyrie, then back to Buffalo for a real rest
after 22 days on this trip.
Saw Carl and Blanche Browne also at Avon and had a
nice lunch with them in a nearby Inn. They both look well
and were sorry we didn't get into Vermont to see them and
the Doolans, which will be a must next year.
We are now back in Sun City and will celebrate our
50th with friends here and in California. This will be our 4th
celebration as we had to have some with the family in Buf-
falo, N.Y. before we came west!
Edmund R. MacVittie
Sun City, Ariz.
BALCERS IN ENGLAND:
Just a card to let you know we made it to "Merrie Olde
England". Staying here in Burford in the Cotswolds and
are really enjoying it. Warm weather and windy. Rain
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Balcer
Dylan Dempsey and Mikey Hernandez, with friend.
FROM MARIA (KERLEY) HERNANDEZ:
We just returned from a two week trip to Margarita
with our son, Mikey and had a wonderful time visiting his
grandparents, Capt. and Mrs. Frank V. Kerley.
During the trip, our son went to Devil's Beach, the
Margarita Swimming Pool, the Tarpon Club and the high-
light of the trip was the annual Jamboree. The photo shows
him with Dylan Dempsey, a member of the Cristobal High
The ironic thing is that Dylan's mother, Glenda
(Lewis) Dempsey is my best friend, and here are out two
boys one a football player and one a tiny spectator.
We ended our visit with a dinner at the Elks Club with
grandparents, Glenda Dempsey, Eleanor (Lewis) and
Pete Johnson. The ceviche was delicious!! We would make
that trip again anytime!
Maria (Kerley) Hernandez
AFTER THE CALVIT-MARTS WEDDING:
Tim and Mary Calvit spent their two week honey-
moon in Panama. Tim and bride visited with his friends,
among them, Mike and Elaine Little. Mary was thrilled
with the abundance of flowers, fruit trees and green foliage.
They traveled to the interior, stopping at the beach and
then on to El Volcan. They stayed at the Bambito Hotel and
could not believe the beauty of the hotel and surroundings.
All sights on the West Bank and Pacific side were
visited. While there, Manual Azcarraga was married to
Miss Martinez, and Tim and Mary attended the reception
which featured all typical Panamanian snacks and foods.
Tim and Mary are both attending college and are liv-
ing in College Station, Texas.
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A nice place to call home
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24 Hours Tender Loving Care
in a Christian Environment
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2715 U. S. 19 N. (Alderman Plaza)
Palm Harbor, Florida 33563
Business (813) 785-8807
Residence (813) 785-8555
Marge and Ross Hollowell, with daughter, Lois Jones, visit with
Gene Sexton Clary on her recent vacation in Clearwater, Florida,
where the long-time friends had a fun get-together talking of old times.
MARJORIE J. FOSTER
Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated
3615 McNeil Road
Apopka, FL 32703
SPanama ail iRoab (wompanu
*ailing from New lork. N.i. for Tristobal, T..
(ISTHMUS OF PANAMA)
Thursday, March 15th, 1917
Wm. E. Meyer
'onuuenir Passenger Iist
Mr. H. Roger Adams
Mrs. Ole S.G. Birkeland
Miss Grace Birkeland
Miss Elsie Birkeland
Miss Dorothy Birkeland
Mr. Theo. Birkeland
Mrs. Ed. J. Byrne
Miss Ruth Cain
Mr. Win. Cleary
Miss Adelyn Clymer
Rev. Sidney S. Conger
Mr. Harrison Cutlet
Mr. Jacob P. Dovell
Mrs. Frank Ely
Mr. Josephus C. Friddle
Mr. Herman D. Goelkel
Mr. Jas. L. Hadaway
Mr. Albert Hagemacher
Mr. Philip A. Hale
Mr. Martin R.F. Juren
Mrs. Martin H. Ludecke
Mr. Thos. F. Maher
Mr. Geo. E. Matthew
Mr. J. Miltimore
Mrs. J. Miltimore
Miss T.J. Mueller
Mr. Oscar Wahlquist
Mrs. Oscar Wahlquist
Mrs. Lulu M. Watson
Mr. Geo. Dietz, Jr.
Miss Edith Forrest
Mr. Francisco Gomez
Mr. Geo. Gonzalez
Mrs. Anita Green
Mr. Anieto Odio
Mr. August Pfisterer
Mr. Leo L. Shady
Submitted by Polly and Ted Birkeland
(The following news clips sent by Mrs. Joyce Gunn,
widow of the late Landen Gunn, and forwarded by Mrs.
Sara Rowley do not indicate newspaper source or date).
BALBOA BOY TO TRY FOR PLACE ON 1924
U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM
Professor Grieser of the Balboa Swimming Pool, Expresses
Confidence That He Can Successfully Compete for the 1, 500 Meters
"The Canal Zone stands a good chance of being repre-
sented on the United States Olympic team this year", H.J.
Grieser, swimming director of the Balboa Swimming Pool,
declared yesterday, commenting on the remarkable show-
ing made by Landen Gunn in defeating the best swimmers
the Navy has pitted against him to date.
Landen H. Gunn, is a senior member of the Red,
White and Blue troupe, and is regarded as one of the best
swimmers developed on the Isthmus. Professor Grieser is so
enthusiastic over the youngster's possibilities that he has de-
cided to go up with him to the United States in May, and
enter him in the Olympic try-outs, confident that he will fit
in among the three best.
Professor Grieser and his charge expect to leave on the
SS Panama on May 9, and Gunn will make his bid for Olym-
pic honors in the 1,500 meters swimming event. "Looking
over the record of the possibilities for this distance, I feel
confident that Gunn will stand an excellent chance of en-
ding at the top of the list", Mr. Grieser says.
Landen Gunn came into the limelight last year when
he defeated the best Isthmian swimmers and then turned
around and beat the best swimmers the Navy could pro-
duce. As a mark of admiration for the splendid manner he
won from them, the naval swimmers presented Gunn with a
silk racing suit.
Gunn can be seen any day in the Balboa pool going
through his training.
"With Gunn swimming in the events for men and
Josephine McKim swimming in the ladies events, the
Canal Zone will be worthily represented in the Olympics",
Mr. Grieser says.
(Josephine McKim is the greatest girl swimmer of her
age and holds several world's records. Landen Gunn, the 16
year old boy champion, holds records from 220 yards to a
mile).(Ed. Note: Reliable source says Landen Gunn made
the Olympic team but does not know the final result. An
Australian won the event at 20 minutes 06.6 seconds.)
FORMER SHEFFIELD BOY HOLDS SWIMMING
RECORDS IN PANAMA
The following from a Balboa, Panama paper refers to
Landen Gunn, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Partlow,
of Sheffield. Landen is now in New York where he will try
for the Olympic games.
"Landen Gunn, the Red, White and Blue troupe's
star and Canal Zone champion boy swimmer, set a new rec-
ord for the 1,500 meter swim at the Balboa swimming pool
yesterday against a relay team composed of six swimmers,
each swimming from 84 yards to 168 yards. Gunn never
slowed down in his terrific pace once, and finished his 1680
yards in the fine time of 24 minutes and 58 seconds."
History of the Mola
by Neville A. Harte
One of the earliest written records of Central America
by mankind began about the year 1513 by the Spanish Con-
quistadors, where by at that time it was recorded by the
Dutch historians that a tribe of indians called the Quevas
lived in the upper Bayana River region which is now a pro-
vince of the Republic of Panama.
These natives were estimated to have numbered over
20,000 in the area who had a highly organized social struc
ture. The system included rulers and war chiefs, consisting
of men and women, nobles and commoners. They possess-
ed an elaborate mythological religious complex. The surviv-
ing legends picture them as a war-like mountain people,
highly skilled in the use of the blow gun and the bow and ar-
The hoards of gold and artistically designed varicol-
ored clothes rapidly led to the destruction of the tribe of
Quevas by the Spanish conqueros. The remaining defeated
indians retreated into the jungles and high mountains of the
As the years passed by, these natives returned once
again to the lower river area where they preserved their an-
cient culture in hostile isolation.
The original Mola was worn as a protective garment to
repell the penetration of arrow or blow gun darts, or even a
musket ball. It consisted of a woven raiment of wild cotton
with overlays of cotton padding, dipped and dried many
times in salt water. Then the surface of the material was
sewn with a fine copper needle and thread composed of wild
cotton with a tribal design formed of varicolored bird
feathers of that particular region where they would live.
Thus, the feathers of the Macaw would produce the
blue and yellow for the designs of the lowland tribes, or the
green and red for the tribe living in the mountains, so each
tribe would fabricate and wear the Mola and design of col-
ors which would identify each individual or tribe of the great
Sometime at a later date, possibly in the 1500's, the
wearing of the Mola was prohibited by the Spanish con-
querors, for the indians were very proficient in the use of the
deadly blow gun. They concealed within the folds of the
Molas, tubes made of turtle bones which contained the
poison of the blow dart. By this method, a silent but deadly
war against the Spanish invaders took place, until the wear-
ing of the Mola was punishable by death.
During the investigations in 1972 in the Upper Bayano
region, we were able to locate some of the ancient village
sites, and limestone caves which contained complete
domestic pottery and fire pits, including fragments of
painted pottery. One of the largest burial grounds ever
recorded, was discovered at Venado Beach, in the vicinity of
Fort Kobbe, in which the possibility existed it may contain
many remains of the Quevas indians, who were renamed
Saint Blasius in later years.
Three Carbon 14 tests were made to evaluate the age of
the burials, which indicated three dates of the years 250
A.D., 500 A.D. and 800 A.D.
A careful record was made of these excavations,
concluding with the theory that these people, according to
bone structure, size, etc. were the ancestors of the tribe now
known as the San Blas.
Further investigations of the polychrome effigy pottery
found intact in the deep tombs of Venado Beach substantia-
ted that the Mola, nose rings and gold work were being
worn about the year 250 A.D.
Many of these artifacts were recovered intact, in-
cluding the distinct impression of the woven Mola
decorated with bird feathers found in the hard clay floor of
the burial chamber.
Thus, we are able to surmise that due to the sealed
tomb, feathered raiments were in existence for many hun-
dreds of years.
As the religious totems of the Carib indian tribes were
suppressed, they reverted to skin painting, tattoos and scar-
ification, still retaining the designs of their ancestors. But
the great art of multicolored feather work is now a dream of
At the turn of this century, the Mola once again came
into existence in the form of a jacket or blouse constructed of
cloth material, with an applique of bright colors to sym-
bolize the ancient designs of their forefathers.
So it is with minor changes through the passing of time
that the Mola is still the symbol of the great indian nation of
Quevas, now known as the San Blas.
Panama Instructor presenting a cup won in children's swimming races.
Jack Campbell of St. Petersburg sent the above photo of an outing of the Balboa Elks Club which were invited by the Naval Station at West Bank
during the 1940's. He has numbered the ones he could recognize. Can anyone pick out the others?
1. Dick Koperski, 2. Hoyt Byrd, 3. Bill Adams, 4. Wick (married Erma Fayard), 5. Bill Price, 6. Robbie Adams, 7. Doug
Johnston, 8. Jimmie DesLondes, 9. Pappy Grier, 10. Jack Campbell, 11. Yane Leves' kids, 12. Yane Levis, 13. Mrs. Leves, 14.
Erma Fayard, 15. Lou Souder, 16. Jerry Kerry, 17. Harry Wertz.
They are all talking about
REAL ESTATE REALTOR
JIM McCONAGHY, C.R.B. Owner
MEMBER CANAL SOCIETY
Two Offices to serve you
in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg Area.
5503 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
2468 State Rd. 580, Clearwater, Florida
THE WALTER A. SIMS CANAL ZONE
by E.E. Hamlin, Jr.
The token depicted with this short note evokes memor-
ies going back to the fourth grade of Balboa, Canal Zone
grammar school. The school year was 1926/27 and the tea-
cher was Mrs. Dove Prather (who lived to the ripe old age
of 102!). The school principal was a large, beetle-browed,
ominous person named McCommon (we mostly kept our
distance from him).
Walter Sims was a fine fellow notorious for invoking
the wrath of Dove Prather. Unfortunately (for Walter) his
father had given the principal permission to apply corporal
punishment when necessary. It seemed to his fellow stu-
dents that almost daily Mr. McCommon arrived with his
large rubber "slab" at our door, and poor Walter was taken
into an adjacent store room where, to the accompaniment of
considerable yowling, the necessary was applied.
Well, to skip a few years, it was about 1935 that Walter
had decided to stop his formal education, so he stowed away
on a United Fruit Company steamer headed for New Or-
leans via Havana. According to his account, a friendship
with a young couple developed, which enabled Walter to
survive by taking a liberal amount of the free sandwiches
customarily passed by the deck steward every evening (the
trip only lasted three days). Upon arrival in Havana, Wal-
ter went ashore with the man's wife, using the man's pass,
which was subsequently returned by the wife to her hus-
Walter made his way to the Florida Coast, courtesy of a
sympathetic barge captain. Much later, Walter arrived in
San Francisco where he obtained employment with a firm
maintaining early "juke" boxes. Not too long after,
Walter's dad brought him back to the Canal Zone and
Walter brought along the first coin operated record player to
the Canal Zone.
It was located in the Balboa Clubhouse, a unit of the
Division of Clubs and Playgrounds at the Panama Canal. It
should be noted that a special permit was granted by the
Executive Secretary in order for this private enterprise to be
carried on. This was the beginning of an extremely profit-
able business which eventually became established in the
Republic of Panama in Panama City. During this period
(the forties) the token was used to promote record sales.
There is more to the story, but it is better left unwrit-
Made of Brass 21 mm
I acquired my Walter A. Sims token while attending
the A.N.A. show at New Orleans in 1972. A visiting dealer
from Puerto Rico overheard me asking for Canal Zone mat-
erial and offered me the token it cost me $7.50. It was a
high price at that time or don't you agree?
MAE LEWIS' POEMS
March 3, 1982
Enclosed are two poems written by Mae Lewis which I
feel should be shared with many of Lewis' old friends, who,
upon reading them, I know will feel a nostalgia for a time, a
place, an era, and two dear friends who so unstintingly
shared the hospitality of their "Shangri-La" in El Volcan.
My daughter, Carolyn, with Glenn's permission,
copied the poem when we visited there in 1965. The poem
hung to the left of the living room door as you entered the
hall and the bedrooms. The poems are about all that remain
to remind us of the Lewis's. Mae proceeded Glenn in death.
Glenn's world was shattered when the Chiriqui River went
on a rampage and washed Glenn and his home miles down
the river towards the sea.
We last saw Glenn in 1965 when we spent two nights
with him, while driving from Panama to the U.S. With cus-
tomary Lewis hospitality, we dined on "black-band-tailed-
pigeons". Of course we fished from the bathroom window,
which was directly over the Chiriqui River. Glenn was inor-
dinately proud of this feat!
We took a jaunt around the Volcan area and I was
amazed at the changes since I had last been there. So much
of the primeval forest on the hills and valleys had been cut,
and pasture and farmland had replaced the forst. Many fine
horses were being bred and it seemed a fewer cows, with
picturesque stables and farms. (I wonder what it's like
We drove out to Mae's grave site and paid our final re-
spects. My lasting minds-eye picture of Glenn will always
be sitting in front of his powerful "ham" radio and visiting
with people from all over the world, while enjoying the
beautiful view in front of him, of the river and the hills of
this remote spot of El Volcan.
When I first went to Panama in 1933, Glenn and Mae
owned "Lewis Photo Service" on the corner of 4th of July
Avenue and "J" Street, which later became "Morrisons".
When the Lewis's retired from the store, they later moved
to El Volcan and spent several years building their home
there on the Chiriqui River.
Mrs. Harry (Vivian) Corn
INSTRUCTIONS TO AN OVERNIGHT GUEST
by Mae Lewis
Before you go to bed, dear guest,
Before you close your eyes in rest,
Please let me take you first, in tow,
and teach you what you need to know.
Here is a door that will not lock,
You keep it shut with this small rock,
These drawers stick just grip them tightly,
And lift them up, while twisting slightly.
Beware this light switch do not touch,
Unscrew the bulb, but not too much.
This clock gains half an hour each night,
Subtract the same to tell time right.
I think I also should explain,
The tub is rather slow to drain,
And if this faucet drips, you'll find
The cut-off valve (and wrench) behind.
Before you come again, we'll mend
The faucet, drawers and switch, my friend;
The door, the drain, the half hour lost time -
Or did I tell you this, the last time?
THE WORLD WAS MADE OF DUST
by Mae Lewis
Oblivious to cluttered rooms, she sat
Weaving stories through the winter day.
We children, gathered close around her chair,
Entranced by Injun devils, ghosts, the way
Of times we'd never known, cared not at all
If Spiders built their homes upon her wall.
"One child" she said, "is worth a million rooms
Kept spick and span. The world was made of dust".
Her rocker creaked the hours away, and I
Am positive that, halo flected with dust,
She's rocking yet, some angel child up there,
While cobwebs gather on the Golden Stair.
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
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
CHS '75 CLASS REUNION
Plans are being made to hold a 10 year Class Reunion
during the 1985 Panama Canal Society Reunion in Tampa,
Florida. If you are interested in attending the reunion or if
you have any current addresses of classmates, please contact
one of us:
Cherie (Danielsen) Lee Patty (Valentine) Kristoff
5515 Cactus Forest Dr. 5457 Tinsbury Ct.
Houston, Texas 77088 Columbus, Ohio 43220
(713) 999-8368 (614) 459-0160
Wanted: Names and addresses of BHS '35 class who want
to go to a 50th reunion in conjunction with the Panama
Canal reunion and the BHS reunion of the Class of ?????.
The BHS Class of '35 would like to be included in one of the
BHS reunions already programmed. Any offers? Please
write Gene Hamlin, Box 577, Carthage, NC 28327.
A big, warm "Thank You" goes out to all those who
were involved in the Southern California Reunion in Sept-
ember. This includes all those who worked hard, supported
and attended. Thank You. Without you, the Reunion
wouldn't have been the big success that it was this year.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you again next year!!!!
BHS/CHS '75 CLASS REUNION?
Anyone interested in a 10-year Class Reunion? Bren-
da Scott Senecal is offering her assistance in locating and
providing addresses of BHS/CHS Class of 1975 graduates.
Her address is 29032 38th Ave. So., Auburn, WA 98001.
ATTENTION BHS CLASSES OF 1949-50-51
Plans are firm... Reunion Luncheon to be held in
conjunction with the Society Annual Reunion. Date: 6
June, 1985 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa Hotel. We have
booked the facility sent in a $$ deposit to hold it com-
mittee is selecting a menu. The rest is up to the members of
these classes to make your own commitment. With a pre-
vious poll of members, we had over 75% indicating a desire
to attend. A letter was mailed in late October to all known
members of these classes. When additional facts become
known, we will continue to advise members of cost and
other details. This has been a very long range project, start-
ing in April 1982 and many hours have gone into locating
members. Let's not drop the ball now. Please answer letters
regarding your opinion, desire to attend and request for
other members' addresses. Try and locate as many of our
teachers as you can. Advise them of details. Join the
Society... Let's show the Society our appreciation for
allowing us to share the time and other benefits of holding
our Class Reunion at the same time as the Annual Reu-
nion. Please let's keep this Class Reunion alive... An-
swer your letter... Let us know your intentions.
Class of '49
Anne (Carpenter) Rathgeber
3300 Vassar Ct.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Class of '50
John (Bill) Schmidt
2739 Vassar Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Class of '51
Libby (Blitch) Gray
Tr. 17, Box 1388
Tallahassee, FL 32308
U(ociacirn de fos Txaga iadaoteA &ijiogasos clef afifintico
COLON, REPUBLICAN DE PANAMA
September 27, 1984
Hogar Atlantico is "home" for elderly men and women in Colon. At Hogar one sees all of the problems that can accom-
pany aging loss of health, loss of loved ones, no longer being able to contribute as a productive worker. In addition these
people have had to give up literally every earthly possession (except for a very few small items and clothes). Few friends or
relatives come to visit.
There is every excuse for despair, discouragement, and bitterness. The temptation to give in to self-pity is strong. But, I
see something there that amazes me every time I visit. Where there could be such an emptiness and vacancy in the eyes, there
is a softness and aliveness. Many experience intense pain, but it seems to just draw them closer to God as they cry out to Him.
I do not see bitterness. I do not see senility often. I do see a genuine friendliness and gratefulness. I am always blessed for hav-
ing visited there.
In terms of the people it serves, Hogar is a beautiful place and it is serving the people well. But Hogar Atlantico has pro-
blems. In the past, the home has depended on support from two major sources: the business community in Colon and the civic
and religious organizations of the Canal Zone. Of course the American community is dwindling and Colon is experiencing a
severe economic depression. Both of these factors have resulted in financial difficulties for the home which threaten its life. I
am writing this to appeal to you for donations to keep this home alive. Presently there is operating capital for only about two
months unless help comes in. Please consider sending a donation. Checks should be made out to the Margarita Union Church
(for tax deduction purposes) with a notation for Hogar Atlantico. Send to:
Margarita Union Church
Cristobal, Rep. de Panama
Ruth Limkemann Smith
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
San Francisco, CA 94117
Vicki Sizemore Koenig
2503 Royal Vista
Killeen, TX 76541
Jacque Crowell Vowell
P.O. Box 2842
St. Johns, AZ 85936
The BHS-CHS Index of Alumni is being updated for
1985. Corrections in information, particularly addresses
and telephone numbers should be sent to:
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.
PEDRO MIGUEL GROUP ACTIVITIES
Space will be reserved for the Pedro Miguel group to
be seated together at the Thursday, June 6th Society "Open
Seating/No Charge" Dance. Those planning to attend the
dance in this group must contact me for reservations by
April 1, 1985. A reservation form is available in this section
in the Canal Record. Please send to: Anne Hale, 416 Ad-
miral Cove, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589.
A Luncheon is also being planned for Friday, June 7th
at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Unfortunately,
the menu and cost is not known at this time, however, this
information will be mailed out early in 1985 to all Pedro
Miguel residents for whom we have addresses, and it will
also be included in the March issue of the Canal Record.
SOCIETY "OPEN SEATING/NO CHARGE" DANCE
June 6, 1985
PEDRO MIGUEL GROUP
Please reserve space for people.
City State Zip
Mail to: Anne Hale
416 Admiral Cove
Tarpon Springs, FL 33589
CLASS OF 1960 (BHS-CHS)
(also other interested CZ friends, spouses, children, etc.)
The Class of 1960 is planning its 25th reunion during
the 1985 Reunion of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. at the Hyatt Regency Tampa from June 5-8. The
Class of 1960 will have a reserved area at the "Open-Seat-
ing/No Charge Dance" in the Hyatt's Ballroom on Thurs-
day evening, June 6, 1985. Then, you should plan to attend
the Annual Ball on Friday evening, June 7, 1985 at the
Hyatt with Lucho and Roger Burns alternately playing.
Finally, the Class of 1960 will have a dinner in a Hyatt Re-
gency Banquet room on Saturday evening, June 8, 1985 at
Please use the Society's forms to join the Panama
Canal Society, to make reservations at the Hyatt Regency
Tampa for the nights you plan to stay there, and for the An-
nual Ball as well as any other Panama Reunion activities in
which you are interested. Make your reservations as soon as
Use the form below for the dinner on Saturday evening
and other Class of 1960 activities.
STREET OR BOX _______
CITY_____ STATE_____ ZIP
will attend the "Open-Seating No'
(No. of People) Charge Dance" on Thursday even-'
NI ing June 6, 1985 and will sit withl
the Class of 1960.
I_ will attend the dinner on Saturdayl
(No. of People) June 8, 1985 at 7:30 P.M. at a cost
of $20.00 per person. I
The meal must be paid for in advance by March 15, 1985.1
Please send a check made out to Marvel D. Townsend tol
cover cost of the number of dinners you wish to reserve.
Tickets will be sent to you. (Please enclose a self-addressed,
stamped envelope). I
(Aot Total for Dinner
Also, the committee is requesting $5.00 from each of you toI
defray the costs of postage, Xeroxing, telephone calls, etc.
__I Enclosed is a check made out to
(please check) Marvel D. Townsend for $5.00 for
expenses of the reunion. I
___ Total enclosed
I----- -- __- -- _---
Please send check, reservation form and self-addressed
stamped envelope to:
Mrs. Marvel D. Townsend
3528 N.W. 30th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32605
BHS CLASS OF '75 REUNION
The BHS Class of '75 will be holding their 10 Year
Class Reunion in Austin, Texas over Labor Day weekend,
1985. (August 30-September 1).
Activities for the reunion are still in the planning stage;
however, tentative plans include a Cocktail/Get "Re-
acquainted" Party on Friday night and a Dinner/Dance on
Saturday night. Weather permitting, we are going to at-
tempt a raft trip down the Guadalupe River.
All efforts are going into this reunion to make it a
memorable one for everyone. All addresses or leads you
may have will be greatly appreciated.
This Reunion is open to all graduates of BHS and
CHS, so please SPREAD THE WORD!!!
For more information, please contact:
3110 Timber View Dr.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Home #(713) 980-8608
Work #(713) 240-5464
7310 Corporate Dr., #106
Houston, Texas 77036
Home #(713) 774-6456
Work #(713) 966-7471
CLASS REUNION BHS 1965
We have found a lot of excitement and interest in our
reunion. The dates will be August 9, 10, and 11, 1985 at the
Holiday Inn Surfside in Clearwater, Florida. The room
rates will be $68.00. Phil Stewart is handling all the hotel
accommodations and etc. from Florida. Camille Hend-
ricks Bassett is getting together the names for our mailing
list from New York. Carl Mable is looking for those south-
ern faces in Atlanta, while Ralph Burda is looking for the
western faces in Houston. Margaret Knapp is hunting for
all the surfers in California and Sue Lessiack Stabler is
gathering all the Zonians. We need you to make this a BIG
success. We are even going to have a true Panamanian
band from Panama. Please send your name, address and
telephone number to Margaret Knapp, 212 V2 Garnet
Ave., Balboa Island, CA 92662. (714) 675-7065. We're go-
ing to make this one of the best reunions yet!!!
20th REUNION OF THE BHS CLASS OF 1966
Plans are underway for a 20th Class Reunion for the
BHS Class of 1966. It is to be held in June, 1986 in San An-
tonio, Texas. We have located half of our class, so we still
have a good number to locate. Please send any information
on classmates or addresses of their parents to: Marge Brig-
adier, 3309 Padilla Way, San Jose, CA 95148.
The Coast-to-Coast Riders motorcycle club rally has
been scheduled in conjunction with the 1985 Reunion in
Tampa, President Ray Magan of Pueblo, Colo., has an-
nounced. Letters detailing arrangements will be mailed out
shortly. To get on the mailing list, contact Larry Mohler,
4218 Peekskill Lane, Fairfax, Va. 22033.
BHS CLASS OF '55
30th ANNIVERSARY CLASS REUNION
MOONLIGHT CRUISE DINNER DANCE
Nina Brown Kosik/Julieta Arosemena
All of the above and numerous
Chief Cookes & Bottle Washers
Sign Makers and other Gofers
Doris Ehrman Monaco
Doris Ehrman Monaco
Doris Ehrman Monaco
Bob Z./Doris M.
All of the above and numerous
Aboard the Belle of St. Petersburg in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Thursday, June 6, 1985 (private charter for BHS alumni). (To
be held in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society's Annual Reunion which takes place June 5-8, 1985 at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Tampa, Florida.)
Steamboat Round of Beef with Au Jus Gravy; SEAFOOD: King Crab Gumbo Creole with large chunks of King Crab,
Shrimp, Fish and Scallops, C reen Beans Almondine, Rice Pilaf, Large Tossed Salad with Dressing, Freshly baked Rolls and
Butter, Tea or Coffee and a lovely selection of Desserts and Pastries.
Live Music and Dancing Special "Moments to Remember" Program hosted by your Classmates Pay-as-you-go
Bar Door Prizes Mucho Bochinche.
$17.50 per person Open to first 170 Class of '55 graduates and spouses.
1955 Garb (Jeans, Hoop Dresses, Loafers Red and White School colors, or very casual.
Boat sails at 7:00 p.m. returns at 10:00 p.m. Group meets at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tampa Street entrance at 6:15
Make Reservations NOW for the cruise Dinner Dance. Send payment to one of the following:
If in the U.S.
Balboa, Rep. of Panama
(Make check payable to Joe Wood)
Doris Ehrman Monaco
1017 Sousa Drive
Largo, FL 33541
Tel: (813) 536-3845
(Make Check payable to Doris E. Monaco, '55 Reunion)
Make this the Best Reunion Ever SEE YOU THERE. Bring old pictures Bring your camera Bring memories -
Full Name (Maiden and married)
Indicate amount enclosed: $ Number of
Telephone numbers: Office_________ Residence ________________
List full names of persons who will accompany you on trip:
in in~in m mm inin minminini
If in Panama
Doodle a note on your calendar
- Make the Secretary's Day!
NOW THAT WE
1985 Dues are due 1 January 1985
DUES ARE DELINQUENT I FEBRUARY
AVOID THE DELINQUENT
THE STORY OF THE CANAL ZONE!
Coming January 1 to Your Bookstore
"Who would have guessed that a book on the Canal
S' Zone (of all places) would provide such a clear window
into the contradictions of contemporary American
politics? The Knapps have given us a rare volume, one
that should sit somewhere between Tocqueville and
V.S. Naipaul on our bookshelves."
Si Mark Lilla, Executive Director
STHE AMERICAN CANAL "An intensely personal statement, yet solidly grounded
ZONE IN PANAMA)y" in scholarly research, Red, White, and Blue Paradise is
a major contribution to our understanding of
SAmerica's record as a world power."
-Kenneth S. Lynn
Author, Air Line to Seattle
". An immensely readable book part history, part
sociology, part memoir ... A thoroughly good read."
Mark Falcoff, Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
for Public Policy Research
by Herbert and Mary Knapp
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
rt A It
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.
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: "The Coco-Solo France Field Scrapbook"
which was published by the Coco Solo France Field RAC
for the "End of an Era" party on June 19, 1984. Many
interesting stories and pictures are in this 28 page booklet.
For your copy, please send Money Order for $2.50 (in-
cludes a $1.00 mailing charge) to R.J. Bjorneby, Box 593,
APO Miami, FL 34005.
For Sale: Two wooded lots in Port St. Lucie, Florida
- $5,000.00 each. James and Nicolasa Fulton, Jr., PSC
Box 2070, APO Miami 34002.
For Sale: Great Gift Idea! Colorful Mola-print towels,
black background, 36" x 72", 100% cotton. Limited sup-
ply, so order soon. $20.00 each plus $1.50 shipping and
handling. Will accept personal checks. Linda Geyer, 7120
Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33138. (305)
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
Orders for the Balboa Union Church 1985 calendars may
be placed by writing Bergueline Goe, PSC Box 2773, APO
Miami, FL 34002. Calendars will be $3.50 plus postage.
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.
Wanted: Anyone having pieces of Royal Doulton
Coachman or Hunting Scene patterns to sell, please con-
tact Alice Strauss McLean, 7874 Spencer, #15, Pasadena,
FOR SALE: Beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, with
enclosed Florida Room on large 75' x 110' lot, with central
heating and air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting,
drapes, many closets, built-in bookcases, kitchen applian-
ces, and garage with automatic door closer. Located con-
venient to Shopping Centers and near down town, at 3249
Dante Drive, KENSINGTON PARK, Sarasota, Florida
where there are more than 40 Canal Zone families presently
Write or call Fred or Hannah Schwartz, 3249 Dante
Drive, Sarasota, FL 33580. Phone (813) 955-9392.
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.
For Sale: TROPICAL COOKING IN PANAMA by
Gladys R. Graham. A 129 page Hand/Cook book to help
you remember recipes and the names of edible vegetables
and animals. Will mail Christmas gift copies with your hol-
iday message included, to any address in the U.S. Send
$6.00 check to: Jean Fears, 627 Wimbledon Dr., Dothan,
For Sale: Two Crypts #344D Unit #2 at Memorial Park,
49th Street and 54th Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida.
$2,000.00 Helen B. Kuhrt, 1000 Douglas Ave., Apt. #59,
Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32714.
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.
EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF THIS FASCI-
NATING CRAFT. SEE THE WHOLE STORY OF
CUNA INDIAN MOLA ART AS THE WOMEN SEW
THEIR MOLAS TOGETHER. LEARN THE
SECRETS OF APPLIQUE AND REVERSE APPLI-
QUE AS THESE TECHNIQUES ARE SO SKILLFUL-
LY CREATED BY THE CUNAS.
THIS REMARKABLE SLIDE SET AND NARRA-
TIVE CAREFULLY GUIDE THE VIEWER
THROUGH A CLOSE, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND,
ANALYSIS OF MOLA ART. THE SLIDE PROGRAM
EXPLAINS MANY MEANINGS AND TYPES OF
MOLAS, SET WITHIN A VERY VIVID AND
COLORFUL MOLA COLLECTION. THIS PRO-
GRAM IS IDEAL FOR EDUCATION ART STUDIES
AND ART ENTHUSIASTS.
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MAIL TO: LE PAGE
P.O. Box 157
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
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, titled,
numbered and signed. The matted print fits any standard
11x14" diploma-type glassed frame. The price of $7.00
each includes postage and handling.
7120 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33138
Please send the following:
1983 Edition: C
)uantitv Cost ( $7.00 ea.
Tamborito (Montuna) I
El Morro (Pelican) _
Cuna Seamstress -
! Mi Pollera _
Tivoli Hotel _
Gamboa Lighthouse _
|I Total _
City State Zip -
For Sale: Gulfport, Florida luxury penthouse. 3 bedrooms,
2 baths, open balcony on Boca Ciega Bay. Clubhouse, 4
pools, tennis, marina, courtesy bus, free heat. Able to walk
to beach, library, Post Office, market, banks, public bus,
dancing, civic and community centers. Compare.
$142,000. Phone (813) 345-7409 or write owner, R.T.
Zemer, 6060 Shore Blvd. South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
For Sale: Kodak Professional Automatic Ektagraphic Slide
Projector, Model B2 with zoom lense and synchronized nar-
rator 1000 audio tape unit for lecture purposes. Complete
with carrying case. Excellent for church or Social Clubs.
Original cost $618.00... sell for $350.00. Also available are
narrative Kodachrome slides on Panama archaeology. Tel:
For Sale: Beautiful 8 x 10 color glossy photo of Panama
City at night with moon rise, suitable for framing. $10.00
plus $1.00 postage and handling. Taken from the roof of
Gorgas Army Hospital of the moon over Punta Paitilla, at
night. Alma McGovern, PSC Box 1409, APO Miami, FL
AL THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC. / ZONE,
Application for Membership
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
one year. a ORDER FORM
SOCIETY PLATE AND DECAL
(PLEASE PRINT) Society Tag, $4.00 ea.
Society Decal, $1.50 ea.,
Street Box _
City State Zip Code _Please mail to:
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
renewal membership fee prior to 1 February.
Memberships expire on 31 December and renewal must be postmarked by 31 January
in order to avoid delinquent fee.
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
same time (total $22.50).
Name should be exactly as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE.
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs.
State Zip Code
Number wanted, Tags
Number wanted, Decals
Total enclosed $
- inin m~ U in in in3
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.
For Sale: Canal Zone Boundary Markers Brass -
4 Y diameter by 1 % deep. Round and very rare hard
to get. James and Nicolasa A. Fulton, Jr., PSC Box 2070,
APO Miami 34002.
For Sale: The Cristobal High School Class of 1974
Ten Year Reunion Yearbook. The yearbook will be avail-
able for a purchase price of $7.75 on September 1. Please
forward check or money order to: Cheryl L. Olsen, 1422 S.
11th Ave., Yakima, Washington 98902. Please address any
queries to Cheryl, same address.
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 By Owner: Oroville, California. Three
Bedroom Home, two baths, 1500 square feet of living space
with two exhaust fans in attic. Wall to Wall carpet in all
bedrooms, hallway and living room. Custom kitchen with
all wood cabinets plus large breakfast bar separating dining
area and kitchen. Large Master Bedroom with 49 square
foot walk in closet. Rheem energy saver natural gas peri-
meter system combination Heating and Cooling and gas
hot water heater. Detached garage 24 x 32, Electric door
opener, work benches and cabinets. Property is on sewer
and water, fenced, spacious grounds for animals, R.V.
parking, Garden and etc. Driveway is asphalt 10 x 144 long
with asphalt parking area in front for 5 cars. Fruit and shade
trees adorn property. County taxes only. Just minutes from
town, excellent fishing area and retirement house. Write or
call George B. Schwindeman, 1126 West Side Drive,
Rupert, Idaho 83350. Phone (208) 436-6679.
1985 Dues are due 1 January 1985
Delinquent after 31 January
UAS Y PROSPERO
Bradley L. Pearson
Make Reservations Early
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733-1566
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POSTMASTER: Change of address should be sent on
Form 3579 to Box 1156, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733.
2nd Class Postage
At. St. Petersburg
Florida Post Office
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