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J. F. Warner
Ray W. (Bill) Wheeler
Mrs. Muriel Whitman
1st Vice President
Robert H. (Bob) Stewart
2nd Vice President
Shirley A. Boswell
Richard W. Beall
Peter W. Foster
Mrs. Betty LeDoux Frassrand
Joseph L. Hickey
Sergeant at Arms
The President's M message ............................................. 1
From the Secretary .................................................. 2
Editor's C orner ..................................................... 3
Legislative Report ................................................... 4
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ............................ 5
R etirem ents ........................................... ........... 10
News Clips ....................................................... 10
1986 Reunion Report ................................................ 13
Your Reporter Says .................................... ............ 41
Alabam a .................... 41
M ichigan .................... 57
Arizona ..................... 43 M ississippi ................... 5
Arkansas .................... 45 North Carolina............... 6
California ................... 47 Northwest .................... 6
Colorado .................... 49 Panam a ..................... 6
Florida ...................... 50 South Carolina ............... 6
Hawaii ...................... 54 Texas ....................... 6
K entucky .................... 54 V irginia ..................... 6
Louisiana .................... 55 The Younger Generation ....... 6
C congratulations ....................................................
W eddings ..........................................................
B irth s .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .
W here A re You? ....................................................
W ith D eep Sorrow ..................................................
Letters to the Editor ................................................
Looking Back .....................................................
For Sale or Wanted ................................................
Jadan, Inc ..... 77 tiptoe publishing .... 98 Artwork to Order .... 77
Front Cover: Ray W. (Bill) Wheeler, newly elected president of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida for the year 1986-87. Bill resides in Bayonet Point, Port Richey,
Florida, with his wife, Jeanne.
Back Cover: Panama Canal Towing Locomotive (mule) approaching ship about to
enter chamber of Locks. Painting by Al Sprague, of Ancon, R.P.
DATES TO REMEMBER
PCSOFL Luncheon/Meeting, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11:30 am
PCSSC West Coast Reunion, Grand Hotel, Anaheim, CA.
S. Carolina Meeting, Sheraton N.W. in Columbia, SC, 1:00 pm
Pocono Reunion, Best Western Hill Motor Lodge, Tannersville, Penn.
PCSOFL Annual Picnic Meeting, Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Gas House Gang Golf Tournament, Olympia Spa, Dothan, AL.
Space Coast Annual Picnic, Kars Park, Merritt Island, 12 noon
PC Society of Arizona Fall Luncheon, Ramada Inn (of Casa Grande).
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, 1:30 pm, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL.
PCSOFL Christmas Luncheon Meeting.
PCSSC Christmas Luncheon, Knotts Berry Farm, 10:30 am 2:30
7th Annual Hill Country Zonian Christmas Dinner, Medallion Room,
Inn of the Hills, Kerrville, TX
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
S(A Non-Profit Organization)
aW To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
P.O. Box 3738 HOLIDAY, FLORIDA 33590
The CANAL RECORD (USPS 088-020) is published five times a year in March, June, September, November and December by
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Second Class postage paid at Tarpon Springs, Florida and additional entry.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, P.O. Box 3738, Holiday, Fla. 33590.
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.
Single copies for sale at $2.00 each, plus $1.50 postage to members only.
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HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
225 Monroe Drive West
Holiday, Florida 33590
Printed by ROBERTS PRINTING, INC., Clearwater, FL 33575
On behalf of the newly installed officers, I
take this opportunity to thank you for your trust
and confidence in electing us. We shall endeavor
to perform our duties and responsibilities in a
professional and conscientious manner, ever think-
ing of you the members of our prestigious Panama
Canal Society of Florida; and to continue the
example of leadership manifested by the past-pres-
idents and officers that have made our organiza-
tion so successful.
This past year has been a most interesting,
busy and learning experience for me.
It was indeed a privilege and a pleasure to
have been 1st Vice President under President Pete
Foster. His devotion and expertise was manifested
throughout his tenure.
Our Society has taken giant steps forward be-
cause of his leadership and forethought...we are
'big time', the largest convention society on the
west coast; if not in Florida.
To reiterate what I stated at the Convention
Business Meeting, when I had the honor to present
Pete with a Past-President's Pin, "Pete, you are
going to be a hard act to follow".
The names of the Officers and Executive Com-
mittee for 1986-1987 will be found on the inside
front cover of this publication, however, I shall
present some brief, deserving remarks about each
Mi-riel Vhitman 1st Vice President, did a
great job last term as our Legislative Represent-
ative, and will be my right hand man (woman) this
Robert Stewart 2nd Vice President, is serving
his first year as an officer welcome aboard.
Bob, it's great to have competent new blood on the
Shirley Boswell Secretary/Treasurer is indeed
a treasure. She took over this position in March,
1985, just before the '85 Reunion, and she sweat
blood and tears getting this office in order at a
very trying time. She has continued to be most
capable in handling the responsibilities of her
position during the last term and is now faced
this year, with the challenge of caoputerizing our
Richard W. (Pat) Beall Editor of your own
overwhelming publication, the "Canal Record". Pat
merits a 'Pulitzer Prize' for the quality of his
work in editing the Record. Words fail me in
praising his acumen and labors in this endevour;
he has been doing this demanding job for a long
time, and he has entertained ideas about retir-
ing, however he is going to give it a go for
another year, for which I am gratefully happy.
Dorothy Yocum Chaplain 'a person chosen to
perform religious exercises for an organization'.
Dorothy is carrying on again this year in this
gJiE y^E1Lcslnt I <:,CdlQ
position, a post which certainly requires a very
special and God-given talent. Thank you Dorothy
for volunteering your services again, we are cer-
Betty LeIDou Frassrand Legislative Represent-
ative; another newcomer to our rank and file. She
comes to us with a political background and with
a zealous desire to have a part in the function of
Joseph L. Hickey Sergeant-at-Arms. Joe has
volunteered his services once again to the Soci-
ety. He is an 'oldtimer' (no offense, Joe, but you
are older than I) who has labored in many offices
of the Society for many years. Welcome back, Joe,
we will be enriched by your experience and quiet
Robert Herrington Historian is also repeating
in this spot. His dedication and level-headed con-
tributions toward governing of the Society is
greatly appreciated and we are indeed fortunate to
have him back for another year.
BUDGET AND AUDIT (CMITIEE: Chairperson Jane
Huldtquist, Harry Fgolf and Dorothy Herrington.
At this time I wish to pay tribute to the out-
standing and important contributions this com-
mittee has given to our Society. Their profession-
al and concerned services toward auditing our
finances and providing guidelines towards our
financial operations and development has been in-
valuable. We are indeed fortunate to have VOL-
UNTEERS of this calibre, back again for another
BYLAWS CCMMITTEE: James Shirley and Fred Huldt-
quist are repeating this year, and Vic May will
replace Joe Hickey. Thanks for volunteering your
important services, guys.
HOSPITALITY: Jay Stewart, the lovely lady and
wife of our 2nd Vice President, Bob Stewart, has
volunteered to take this job. Thank you, Jay.
REFRESHiMETS: Edna Ogletree, another newcomer
to head up a committee, has graciously volunteered
her services. She has past experience in this en-
deavor, for she has ably assisted our former Re-
freshment Comnittee. We're very happy to welcome
PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING: Pat Beall back again
but wearing a different hat!
TELEPHONE COMMITTEE: 2nd Vice President Bob
Stewart is taking over this invaluable service and
will coordinate this function with the help of his
thirteen regional assistants.
SUNSHINE C(XMITTEE: Anna Collins...she has been
a veritable ray of sunshine to our members who are
confined to hospital or home due to illness. Anna
has been sending cards to those confined or visit-
ing them personally during past years, and has
volunteered her benevolent service again this year
....bless you, Anna!
SERVICE OFFICERS: Eugene Askew and Vic May are
continuing their services in this office. Hope-
fully they will not be called upon for assistance
too often, if ever, as this usually bespeaks un-
fortunate happenings, however they are there if
you need them, and they are very knowledgeable in
I am looking forward to a good year during
Ray W. (Bill) Hheeler
Wasn't that a fabulous Reunion? I had an op-
portunity to talk to many of you while on duty in
the Hospitality Suite. Not to mention, all of you
who came up to thank me for my work with the
Society this past year. Believe me, I certainly do
appreciate your thanks.
We reached another first with the Society! Last
year we reached the 4,000 membership level in
November, this year we did it in July. As of this
writing we have a membership of 4,027 members.
We have worked out a lot of problems that af-
fected the receipt of members' Canal Records over
the past year. The rate of returned book covers
has reduced considerably. Thanks in large part to
you members keeping us informed of your changes in
address. We hope to reduce this further with the
use of our new computer. We will be able to have
labels in a more timely manner and will not have
Computer Services errors to contend with, but only
mine. WOW, I hope I can keep them at a minute
level. At least you know I am doing my best.
Now to the Annual Directory Canal Record. This
year I will be fighting time to get all the mem-
bers into the computer and proof the information
to make sure it is correct. There will be no time
to refine our format to make it look like past
issues and even the print may be a disappointment,
however, since the book is used not for 'reading'
but more for looking up friends in various States
the cost and accuracy factor appears to take pre-
cedence. As we become more proficient on our com-
puter we can, hopefully, make the book even better
than it has ever been.
The September Canal Record will have a revised
Application/Renewal Blank for your use in paying
your dues. This form has been revised to obtain
information we would like for up-dating our mem-
bership files. We now have a Telephone Committee
in the Florida area and this will enable us to
provide the Chairman with telephone numbers by
area codes. It also provides us with your tele-
phone number in the event we need to call you for
last minute information when Reunion deadlines
make it a necessity. We are also very interested
in knowing what year you graduated or would have
graduated, and from which school in the Panama
Canal Zone. We have members who are planning and
!implementing School Class Reunions and they could
also use this information. Now that we have the
capability of providing this assistance, we would
like to do so. You may be the one they are looking
The section regarding Affiliation seems to con-
fuse people, so therefore, we have simplified it
by using blocks to be checked off and space to put
the year you retired from the Canal Area, when ap-
plicable. One new item on the form is the Re-
Instatement. This was a newly adopted Bylaw which
precludes persons joining the Society for the pur-
pose of attending the Reunion only. We do not
exist for the Reunion, we exist for the friend-
ships we share as having lived and worked in that
very special place. The Society has monthly oper-
ating costs and it is not fair for our loyal and
steady members to subsidize the "Reunion Joiners".
In order to be reinstated they will have to pay
the previous years dues, plus the current years
dues. Hopefully we can discontinue this practice.
All in all we feel the new form is a good one and
we hope you will take the time and effort to fill
it out and help us do our job better and make this
Panama Canal Society of Florida even better than
it already is. Remember, it is you members who
make this all possible.
That was some kind of a reunion. Officially,
exactly 3,000 registered and we must have had
about 200-300 who didn't register. Saw many old
friends but was unable to chat for long due to the
duties in the Hospitality Room, which did very
well, thanks to many volunteers. Our Reporter's
Luncheon was a success. Many new reporters met the
"regulars" and information was exchanged. Robert
Dill's address was excellent and inspiring, re-
calling facts and days during the early construct-
ion days. It sort of reaffirmed our heritage with
that great deed.
Thanks to you members for voting me as your
Editor for another term. With Marje Foster, our
new helper, the job is a lot easier now. And also
thanks for awarding me the Distinguished Service
Award. I'm honored to join such a prominent group
such as those who have already been complimented
with this award. Thank you.
We have some new Area Reporters. Mary Lou
(Ihiley) Lang will report from Panama (I apologize
for not mentioning her in the June issue!). Her
telephone numbers are: 52-5800 (Home), 52-7757 or
52-7995 (Office); Lois DeI~ater Bates will report
from Hawaii. Tel: (808) 923-2766; Leona Snedeker
will report from the Florida Mid-East Coast. Tel:
(904) 734-0672. And Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman has
finally found a home in Tanpa. (813) 920-6786.
Patt Foster Roberson, reporting for Louisiana/
Mississippi has a new address, but no phone by
press time: 2801 Allen Court, Baker, LA 70714.
I would like to thank (very much) Joan (Ridge)
deGnmond of Laguna Hills, Calif. for sending me
a number of photos from the Reunion Ball. Also
thanks to Betty Quintero for her several photos
she sent. They were useful in filling out complete
coverage of the Reunion in this issue. These reg-
ulars always come through!
At the time I write this, I have only a vague
idea of the size of this issue. We are limited to
96 pages, not including the Dues Envelope and the
cover. In the event we go over 96 pages, I may
have to omit some articles. I hope you understand
this requirement. If we go a great deal over 96
pages, we may just have to send the book through
the Macy machine another time. I should know in
about 9 days when Marje and I start making a mock-
up of the book.
The Dues Envelope is a new idea, trying to
eliminate sending out dues notices at a greater
expense. It's a pull-out envelope, which can be
stacked with your "bills to be paid" pile, there-
by serving as a reminder. It is enclosed in the
September issue because we realize issues arrive
late in many areas, and we don't want to levy the
$2.00 delinquent fee if at all possible.
The DEAD-LINE date that appears in the issue in
two places means it is the date items for pub-
lication MUST be received by then. We spend a good
deal of time after the 25th of that month typing
and editing reports sent in. Running back and
forth to the Post Office and the Secretary's off-
ice to pick up Special Delivery, Express Mail and
the like only slows down our typing time. Since
Marie and I are typing the entire book now, time
is important to us.
We have abbreviated a few reports sent to us in
the interests of space available. Most would have
been untimely to defer to the December issue. Hope
you all understand. The after-reunion issue is
always pretty large, and we try our best!
In quick response to the July 7 ruling by the
United States Supreme Court that the automatic
budget cut provision of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rud-
man-Hollings) was unconstitutional, both Houses of
Congress passed a joint resolution on July 17. The
passage of H.J. Res 672 affirmed and ratified the
Gramn-Rudman-Hollings budget cuts for Fiscal Year
1986. This action means that there will be no
restoration of the '86 COLA which was eliminated
in December 1985.
Despite this set-back for federal retirees,
support is building in both Chambers to exempt all
retirement programs from future Granm-Rudman-Hol-
lings cuts beginning in 1987. H.R. 4025 and H.R.
4057 would exempt all COLAS (including the FY '86
COLA) from any sequestration order required by
Granm-Rudman. These measures are currently pending
before the House Government Operations' Subcom-
mittee on Legislation and National Security.
On June 24 the House of Representatives over-
whelmingly passed H.R. 4060 which provides a full
COLA in annuities payable from the Civil Service
and Disability Fund in FY '87. This measure was
amended on the floor to include military and rail-
provided acceptable proof of membership upon re-
The proposed amendment was adopted by a major-
ity of members present and voting after a second
to the motion from Fern A. Dabil of Phoenix, Ariz-
ona, on July 4, 1986 at the Annual Business Meet-
ing of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
PANAMA TOURS AVAILABLE
In response to those requesting information on
Panama tours for visitors from abroad, the follow-
ing is provided:
PANAMA TRAVEL AGENCIES
Panama Tourist Agency
Daily at Miraflores Locks, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Daily at Gatun Locks, 8:00 am to 4 pm (No guide)
GUIDED PARTIAL TRANSIT CANAL
Argo Tours, S.A.
Giscome Canal transit, Pearlas Is., Taboga, San
Bias, Portobello Tel: 62-0111
ANCON HILL TOUR
Panama Tourist Agency (Call 48 hours in advance)
PANAMANIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS
AMENDMENT MADE TO STANDING RULE
Article #22 of the Standing Rules of the Bylaws
of the Panama Canal Society states that "These
rules shall be known as Standing Rules. They may
be amended, suspended or rescinded at any regular
or annual business meeting by a two-thirds (2/3)
vote of those present and voting".
At the Annual Business Meeting, held July 4,
1986, during the Annual Reunion of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., Mr. Robert L. Dill
of Seal Beach, California, made a motion that
Standing Rule No. 21 be amended as follows:
EXISTING: "Admission to the Annual Business Meet-
ing at the Annual Reunion will be gained only by
showing a paid-up, current Dues Card."
PROPOSED: Admission to the Annual Business Meeting
held at the Annual Reunion will be limited to mem-
bers whose current dues are paid and who have
Mercado Artisanal GAGO, Via Espana and Ave. Brazil
FOCUS ON PANAMA Travel Booklet
Published twice a year. Distributed in Panama,
Canada, United States, Latin America and Europe.
No charge. Lists all tours, restaurants, hotels,
shops, beaches, nite life, Rent-a-cars, Sports,
Banks, airlines and services available. Address:
Focus Publications, S.A.
Apartado 6-3287 El Dorado
Panama, Rep. de Panama
Kenneth J. Jones, Mgr.
This booklet is an excellent reference for all
tours, lists schedules, prices, maps, calendar of
events in Panama, etc. Don't leave home without it
as it is just what a traveler needs, even for
those who used to live there. (Lots of changes).
Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings
2 May 1986
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida
The meeting was called to order by the Presi-
dent, Mr. Peter Foster at 1:30 P.M. Dorothy Yocun
delivered the Invocation. Richard Beall read the
list of deceased members followed by a moment of
silence in their honor. Paul Disharoon led in the
pledge to the Flag.
Mr. Foster welcomed the 65 members and five
Past Presidents, Eugene Askew, Troy Hayes, Vic
iay, Al Pate and Gaddis Wall. Long time absent
members in attendance were:
Gretchen & Bill Warren... New Port Richey,FL
Carlton Bell............. St. Petersburg,FL
Linnie B. 'lrner........ St. Petersburg,FL
"Bocas" Leeser........... Clearwater,FL
Jean Kirk............... Springfield,OH
Al Pate.................. St. Petersburg,FL
The minutes of the April meeting were read and
corrected to include Anna Collins among the Past
Presidents in attendance. Mrs. Frances Sharp re-
quested that we include her announcement that Ar-
turo Sauce could be purchased at Johnny's Bodega,
1235 4th St. So.,located in Emily Plaza in St.
Petersburg. The Financial Report was read and ap-
proved for Audit.
Mr. Foster gave a report on the Society's pro-
gress in updating their office equipment and
pointed out the reduction in price of nearly
$3,000 for an IBM Computer over last years prices.
He stated we are now purchasing an IBM Computer
with double the capacity, its software and hard-
ware for a little over $5600. An additional spe-
cial Olivetti typewriter used for typing the Canal
Record at the cost of a little over $1043 was com-
pared to our costs for a typing service and will
pay for itself in three issues of the Canal Re-
cord. He pointed out that over a year ago, at a
Society luncheon, Russ Jones, Past President had
raised the issue of modernizing office equipment
which had been approved by the Society eight years
prior and insisted we get on with it! Mr. Foster
suggested, as a final tribute to Russ Jones, that
we indeed get on with it and purchase the new
equipment! Jean ann moved, seconded by Muriel
Iihitman that the Society purchase the computer
system and typewriter as a tribute to Russell
Jones. The motion was approved by majority vote
for and one vote against.
Mr. Foster gave a Reunion up-date on Hotel,
Ball and Luncheon and reminded the membership of
the June 12 cut off date.
Mr. Bill Wheeler gave a report on the receipt
of information from the Orlando Tourist Bureau
in regards to future reunions.
Mr. Richard Beall reported that he had sent
out 134 letters to the Northwest members for Mar-
tha Napoleon and she is now receiving replies from
them. He stated that while going through the obit-
uaries for the June book, he found a Roosevelt
Medal Holder, Mr. Arthur Sims.
George Egolf reported that Mrs. Jay Stewart
will take over the telephone committee for the
Muriel hbitman, Legislative Representative re-
ported that a three Judge panel rejected the NARFE
law suit and it will now go to the Supreme Court.
Vic May reported that 12 members had replied
to the Society's letter regarding the disposal
of funds and the disolution of the Blood Bank.
Jean Mann moved that the Society donate their
Blood Bank credits to St. Anthonys, seconded by
Sara Rowley. The motion was unanimously approved.
Service officers, Eugene Askew assisted four
members and Vic May, two members recently. Vic
stated that it is very important that Survivor
Annuity forms be sent to Boyers, PA, not Washing-
ton, D.C. to avoid delay in processing their
George Egolf moved that Carl Starke be advanced
$150.00 for the August luncheon, seconded by Doro-
thy Bitter. Motion approved by majority vote.
Marge Foster asked the members to bring a cov-
ered dish for the June luncheon meeting.
Mr. Foster read recommendations for two Distin-
guished Awards for Joan Derunnond and Olga Disha-
roon. There were no objections.
The meeting adjourned at 2:43 P.M.
6 June 1986
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida
The meeting was called to order by the Presi-
dent, Mr. Peter Foster at 12 Noon. Dorothy Yocun
delivered the Invocation. Mr. Foster read the
names of deceased members and there was a moment
of silence in their honor. Paul Disharoon led in
the pledge to the Flag.
Mr. Foster welcomed the 91 members, which in-
cluded three Past Presidents, Ama Collins, Vic
May and Albert Pate. There were twenty-six long
time absent members in attendance.
The meeting recessed at 12:10 P.M. for the mem-
bers to enjoy lunch and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.
Mr. Foster thanked Mrs. Anna Collins, Olga
Disharoon, and Marge Foster for arranging the
luncheon, and the many other volunteers that as-
sisted them. Obviously, judging by the excellent
turn-out, the luncheon meetings are well received
by our members.
The Secretary read the minutes of the May meet-
ing and they were approved as read. The Treasur-
er's report for May was read and approved for
audit. Mr. Foster reminded the membership that
the funds would, of course, decrease by approxi-
mately $26,000 in July due to the Reunion disbur-
Mr. Foster addressed a complaint from a member
regarding the manner and intent of his handling
of the report to the members at the May meeting
of the purchase of the typewriter and Computer.
He read from the Roberts Rules of Order to show
that it was proper to use either formal or infor-
mal methods of conducting the meetings. He then
disclosed all pertinent data to the members and
asked those who had attended the May meeting if
they would have voted for or against these pur-
chases. The membership up-held their original vote
The question of confidentiality of Ballots was
also raised and the President indicated that the
Chairman, Mr. Robert Herrington would take steps
to obliterate the return addresses prior to count-
ing the ballots. The fold-over ballot is accepted
as an envelope by the Post Office.
Mr. Foster reported that he contacted the Har-
bor Island Hotel and they have agreed to the
$45.00 per night price with one or two in a room,
charging $10.00 per night for each additional per-
son. Hotel prices will be locked in for the 1987
Reunion at 1986 Reunion prices.
Mr. Foster met with Edna Fabrega regarding
special rates for our members on tours to Panama
and details will be in the June Canal Record.
Furniture for the new computer and a stand for
the copier has been obtained for the Secretary/
Treasurer at a cost of approximately $250.00.
To encourage a better attendance of members
at the Annual Business meeting, the Society will
be offering two $150.00 cash gifts, along with
many other prizes throughout the meeting.
Chris Robinson from the soap opera, General
Hospital, has indicated he would be pleased to
be a guest speaker at one of our Reunions.
Mrs. Boswell reported on the advantages to the
Society and the members in having its own computer
rather than depending on error-prone computer ser-
vices. She indicated there may be a change in the
format of the November Directory this year, but
the savings to the Society would warrant the
change, and as we master the computer, we will
find ways to improve on the format. A change in
the Application Blank in the September Canal Re-
cord will request the kind of information to be
in-putted. Eventually, we hope to be able to as-
sist our members in their search for their fellow
Mr. Foster reported that the Record Editor is
on a trip to Panama, but the June Canal Record was
mailed on June 4. There was an increase in the
cost of mailing of the 3,763 June books over the
4,200 Canal Records mailed in March. This is in-
dicative of the member who only joins the Society
to attend the Reunions. The change to the By-Laws
should discourage this because the re-instatement
fee will increase their dues to the same level
as those who continually support the Society.
Miriel Whitman, Legislative Representative re-
ported that NARFE appealed to the Supreme Court
regarding the 1986 COLA, however there is no indi-
cation that the Supreme Court will accept the
case. HR-4060 has 2% increase in the 1986 COLA.
At the May membership meeting it was unanimous-
ly approved to transfer the 22 units of Blood from
Community Blood Bank to St. Anthony's Hospital.
Upon investigation, Mr. May reported that St.
Anthony's cannot accept such a transfer. The Com-
munity Blood Bank, will however, provide blood
to Panama Canal Society members and credit it
against the 22 units they have on hand.
Mrs. Collins, Sunshine Chairperson sent cards
to Jesse Matheney, Dorothy Hanners, Marge Hollo-
well, Walter McBride, Carl Starke, Marion Greene,
Bob and Willy DuVall, George Walker, Hanna Swartz,
and Fran Jones. It was reported that Winter Col-
lins is also very ill.
Mrs. Collins thanked the members for the excel-
lent response for today's luncheon.
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum congratulated Mr. Foster
on the superior job he has done this past year
in making every aspect of the Reunion as effort-
less for the members as possible. There was a
standing ovation from the members.
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M.
Annual Business Meeting
Hyatt Regency Tampa
July 4, 1986
The Annual Business Meeting of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Inc. was called to order by
the President, Mr. Peter Foster at 10:00 a.m.
The Invocation was delivered by Mrs. Dorothy
Yocum, and Mr. Paul Disharoon led the Pledge to
the Flag, followed by a moment of silence for
those who have passed away since our last member-
Mr. Foster welcomed the 384 members and the
following Past Presidents were acknowledged and
stood for recognition: Mrs. Anna Collins, Mr. Vic-
tor May Jr., Mr. Albert Pate, Mr. Rob Boy, Mr Troy
Hayes, Mr. Gaddis Wall, Mr. Eugene Askew, Mr. How-
ard Clarke. Roosevelt Medal Holder Mr. Robert Dill
stood for recognition.
The President stated he prefers to conduct his
meetings informally rather that by strict parlia-
mentary rules, and the membership did not object.
Officers of the Society, Shirley Boswell, Secretary/Treasurer; Peter Foster, Pres-
ident, and George Egolf, 2nd Vice President, make their Annual Reports at the Annual
He recommended a change to Standing Rule 21 re-
garding the requirement to show a Dues Card for
entrance to the Annual Business Meeting. Mr Robert
Dill entertained this motion to read: Admission to
the Annual Business Meeting will be limited to
members whose current dues are paid and who have
provided acceptable proof upon request. Mrs. Fern
Dabill seconded the motion and the members voted
Jerry Boswell helps disburse lottery
numbers to members Charles and Beverly
Williams as they enter Annual Business
Mr. Foster explained the timing for debates and
questions, and asked for two volunteers to be
Pages. Mr. Leo Snedeker and Mr. Al West came forth
to assist Mr. Ernest Yocum, appointed by the Exec-
utive Board. Mr. Victor May Jr. and Mr. George
Egolf will act as timekeepers. Mr. Robert Herring-
ton, Mr. William Stock and Mr. Harry Foster will
be Tellers and count the ballots for the 1986-1987
Election of Officers.
Mrs. Shirley Bosuell read the minutes of the
June 6 Regular Meeting. As there were no correct-
ions, omissions or additions the minutes were ap-
proved as read. The Treasurer's Report for June
was read and will stand for audit.
Throughout the meeting, Mr. Foster will call
numbers of Lottery tickets given to members as
they entered the meeting. Mr. Paul Disharoon as-
sisted in distributing gifts donated by vendors,
local hotels, restaurants and the Panama Canal
Almost 400 members attended the Annual
Business Meeting a record.
Four Distinguished Service Award citations were
read to the members for Mr. Richard (Pat) Beall,
Mrs. Olga Disharoon, Mr. Paul Disharoon and Mrs.
Joan deGnsmond. The membership approved, and the
awards were presented to each of these members.
Four members of the Society received
Distinguished Service Awards for out-
standing service to the Society. (Clock-
wise from top left: Joan deGruanond,
Reporter, California; Pat Beall, Editor,
Canal Record; Paul Disharoon, Sergeant-
at-Arms; and Olga Disharoon, Chairman,
President-Elect Bill Wheeler and Shirley
Boswellt, with Pete Foster, while he
makes his report.
Mr. Foster reported this year's reunion is the
largest to date and thanked the members for making
it such a success.
Mr. George Egolf, Chairman of the Telephone
Committee reported he had excellent results and
thanked the many members who make the calls each
month to people in this area.
The Secretary, Mrs. Shirley Boswell reported
she is in the process of entering membership data
into the recently purchased computer. She asked
for patience and understanding when members read
their November directory issue because there will
be a change of format. Time will not permit us to
fine-tune this format prior to printing. The Sep-
tember Canal Record will contain a new application
blank, enabling us to compile additional and bet-
ter information for the computer, hoping to assist
members planning class reunions with names of mem-
bers graduating from Canal Zone schools.
Mr. Richard Beall announced two electronic
typewriters have been purchased for the Editor and
the Editor's Assistant in order to do all the
typing, no longer using outside services. Due to
the volume of books, manual mailing is no longer
feasable therefore a mailing service has been con-
tracted, with only a few problems. We hope to pro-
vide our own labels for the book through our new
computer, assuring us of more accuracy in a more
timely manner resulting in savings to the Society.
His recent trip to Panama resulted in gaining co-
operation from many sources, providing increased
coverage for the Canal Record. He expressed thanks
to Mrs. Mrjorie Foster for her assistance; to the
various artists contributing to the Canal Record
as well as to the Area Reporters who diligently
collect news of interest, and to the many members
who send newsworthy articles throughout the year,
maki his job easier.
The other side of the table. Pat Beall
making his report while Pete, George
Egolf and Paul Disharoon digest his re-
Mrs. Jane Huldtquist reported on the Annual
Golf Tournament held at Seminole Lake Country
Club. Winners among the 161 golfers participating
are as follows:
Low Gross Women Margaret Leigh
Low Net Women Fern (Horine) Dabill
Low Gross Men Arthur Egger
Low Net Men Robert Boyer
She stated many arrived without previously reg-
istering, causing problems pairing up for the golf
match and for the luncheon. She thanked the many
volunteers that assisted her and Fred.
Mr. Victor May, Jr. briefed members on the bus
transportation, stating the same schedule would be
included with each Ball reservation ticket.
Mr. Paul Disharoon announced that Vendors were
present and doing a great business, with no prob-
Mrs. Betty Malone stated she tried to accom-
modate all members requesting seating arrangements
however, due to the time frame of when requests
were received, it was not always possible. She
thanked Mr. Foster for his cooperation.
Mr. David Kiyonaga spoke to the members on the
current tax case which is going before the Supreme
Court. He urged members to participate rather than
take the risk of being excluded from back payment
in the event of a favorable decision. He will be
available following the meeting for anyone wanting
Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Disharoon escorts
two prize-winners to collect their prize
Mr. Robert Herrington reported on the ballot
count for Election of Officers for 1986-1987 for
the Society. Mrs. Anna Collins motioned the list
of Officers be approved, as tallied:
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Ray (Bill) Wheeler Sr.
Robert H. Stewart
Richard (Pat) Beall
Nominations Committee counting votes for
Officers of 1986-1987: Harry Foster, Bob
Herrington, Chairman, and Bill Stock.
Mrs. Dorothy Yocun seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Herrington was ordered to destroy the ballots.
Mr. Foster gave the Oath of Office to the newly
The President read his letter to the membership
and thanked his Executive Board for their coop-
eration during this past year. His letter will be
printed in the September Canal Record. He thanked
those many volunteers throughout the year and said
the group is shrinking, needing more members to
become involved if the Society is going to con-
tinue. Last, but not least, he thanked his wife,
Marjorie for her help and support during his term
Mr. Bill Wheeler, on behalf of the newly elect-
ed officers, presented Mr. Foster with his Past
President's Pin and praised him for his excellent
term of office and his pleasure of having worked
Paul escorts two more winners to the
podium to select their prize. ...And two more winners come forward.
A motion being made L-R: Frank Lee,
Ed Matin, Bob Dill, Roosevelt Medal hol-
der, and Rosa Dill.
Mr. Foster passed on the new gavel made by Mr.
Bob Hurdle of Dothan, Ala. to Mr. Wheeler and the
incoming president of the Panama Canal Society of
Mr. Leo Snedeker of DeLand, Fla. asked to be
recognized and requested the 1986-1987 Executive
Board look into the feasability of a paid Reunion
Coordinator in the future since the Reunion has
become so large and demanding. It will be more
difficult to find members willing to donate so
much of their time. Mr. John Erikson of New Port
Richey, Fla. seconded the motion. Motion carried.
As there was no further business the meeting
adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
J< f viLznLnki
Mr. John F. McKeen
Mr. Charles H. Peavley
Mr. David P. Pooley
Mr. Donald C. Sperling
Mr. Juan L. Alicea
Mrs. Lois S. Andress
Mr. Justin J. Bonanno
Mrs. Rosanne Garcia
Mr. James W. HInz
Mr. Tillman T. Degle, Jr.
Mr. Ed&ard A. O'Neill, II
Mr. Ian R. Crichton
Mr. Ennis E. Daniel
Mr. James W. Gaus
Mr. Charles A. Hooper, Jr.
Mrs. Sidney G. Wagner
Mr. Harry E. Bensten
Mrs. Jean B. Brown
Mr. Leo John Cannon
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U.S. CITIZENSHIP EASY FOR OVER-
For most U.S. citizens, their citizenship is
And most want to pass this heritage to their
This is simple enough in the U.S. where just
registering the birth ensures U.S. citizenship.
Here, on the Isthmus of Panama, the procedure
is a little more complicated.
The process described here is for children born
at Gorgas Army Hospital or, rarely, at Coco Solo
Health Clinic. For children born of U.S. citizens
elsewhere in Panama, the registration must be
handled through the nearest U.S. Consulate.
The process starts with a form, HSXU-PA 1080,
Worksheet for Birth Registration, and instruction
sheet, obtainable at the Patient Administration
Division, Gorgas or the PA Section, Coco Solo.
These forms are also available at the Pre-Natal
Clinic and the Admitting Office.
The minimum supporting documents needed to
accompany these forms are:
* The original or certified copy of the legal U.S.
*The original or certified copy of any (and all)
divorce decrees if one or both parents have been
divorced in the past;
*Proof of U.S. citizenship for both parents if
both are U.S. citizens.
The easiest way of proving U.S. citizenship is
with an original or certified copy of a birth cer-
tificate or a U.S. Passport.
The Patient Administration section uses the
1080 form to prepare the FS-240 form, which, in-
cidentally must be kept clean and not mutilated.
One of the parents then takes the FS-240 with
all supporting documents and $13 to the U.S. Con-
sulate. You should make a photocopy of all sup-
All the information you need to complete the
process, including office hours and addresses of
the U.S. Consulates is on the instruction sheet.
193d Inf. Brigade Banner
June 11, 1986
THE PANAMA CANAL MAY BE DRYING UP
Scripps Howard News Service
The Panama Canal is slowly drying up because of
destruction of tropical rain forest in the hills
that overlook this famous waterway.
Experts estimate that if the tree-felling con-
tinues, in less than 15 years only the smallest
ships will be able to take the short cut through
the Americas and avoid having to round Cape Horn.
The canal needs a constant supply of fresh
water to stay in business. Every ship that passes
through takes with it 52 million gallons of water
down through the locks from the waterway's highest
point, 85 feet above sea level, to the ocean.
On average, 32 ships use the canal each day, so
they take with them almost 1.7 billion gallons of
water. Other water users, such as hydro-electric
power stations and the cities of Colon and Panama
City, raise the water loss to well over 2 billion
gallons a day.
Water in the canal is regulated by Lake Madden,
a man-madet reservoir specifically built for the
purpose, and Lake Gatun. Both reservoirs are dry-
This occurs because silt from barren hillside
is washing into the lakes, seriously reducing
their storage capacities.
In the early 1950s, 85 per cent of the 1,500-
square-mile watershed was covered with trees. Only
a quarter of it remains forested.
Now logging operations threaten the most crit-
ical area of all, a 190,000 acre patch of forest
on the upper reaches of the Chagres River.
It is essential because the water from that
area feeds Madden Lake, the highest and most
important of the two regulating lakes. If the lake
loses just 20 per cent of its storage capacity,
there will not be enough water to operate the
system, warns Stanley Heckadon-Moreno, a senior
official of the Technical Work Group on the Panama
Canal Watershed, based in Panama City.
He says Lake Madden has already lost 5 per cent
of its capacity and it is expected to lose an
additional 15 per cent over the next 15 years.
Daily demand for water is expected to increase to
3 billion gallons a day over the same period.
The experts fear that the canal will first be-
come unusable in particularly dry seasons.
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER IS RECOGNIZED
Warner Hoyle, a volunteer in the plant opera-
tions department of St. Anthony's Hospital, St.
Petersburg, Florida, was awarded a special plaque
in recognition of his 10,224 volunteer hours.
Warner, the seventh St. Anthony's volunteer to
reach the 10,000-hour mark, retired as Chief of
Customs, Panama Canal Zone Government in 1974. His
wife, Rita (McEoy) reached the 10,000-hour mark
during February 1986 and was similarly honored at
St. Petersburg Times
July 24, 1986
U.S AIRLIFTS COTS TO JAMAICA
HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW PAO) In response to heavy
rains that have battered Jamaica recently, 4,000
cots were delivered to the island June 8 aboard
C-130 aircraft from Howard AFB.
Flooding in the southern districts of Clarendon
and St. Catherine was responsible for at least 21
deaths and 11,000 people were reported homeless,
according to news sources. The other affected area
included Westmoreland, where rains caused rivers
to rise and washed away homes and bridges, said a
report by Reuters the private British news agency.
Weather officials from Howard AFB blamed trop-
ical storm Andrew as a possible major cause of the
unseasonal downpour on Jamaica and surrounding
The May 7 Reuters report said that in Clarendon
alone, 9,000 persons were evacuated to special
Southern Command News
June 13, 1986
ANN (TOODLES) SETZER WINS 'ALL
EVENTS' IN SENIOR TOURNEY
by Lou Nunez
The new Senior Bowling Clubs of Florida Associ-
ation held their first tournament at Thunderbird
Lanes the past two weekends with 39 teams compet-
I am happy to report that our Thunderbird bow-
lers made a very good showing with Ann (Toodles)
Setzer taking first place in "all events" with a
Jo Marino also of Thunderbird came in second
with a 1,948. Sara Stribling of Tampa was third
with a 1,931.
The Shopper Observer News
January 22, 1986
LOURELENE SNEDEKER, MUSIC THEATER
by Mike Bailey
It is always good news when a local person does
well, and doubly good when she does very well,
even though her career (in this case, acting)
takes her far away. The best news, however, is
when she finds time to "come home," a polished
veteran now, to perform where she first estab-
Such is the case of Lourelene Snedeker, the
DeLand High School and Stetson University grad-
uate ('69 and '73) who has acted in Daytona Beach,
New York City, London and points in between.
Snedeker, otherwise a resident of West Palm Beach,
is on leave from the Florida Repertory Theater
this summer to rejoin Seaside Music Theater. form-
erly Summer Music Theater, in Daytona Beach for
its 10th anniversary season. She will appear in
"Oh, Coward," "A Little Night Music" and as Eliza
Doolittle in "My Fair Lady," SMT's current pro-
duction at Daytona Beach Community College Theater
Center. "The Mikado" and "Barnum" round out the
Lourelene is the daughter of Leo and Leona
(Sanders) Snedeker of DeLand, Florida. Leo worked
at the Balboa and Mt. Hope power plants during
1938 to 1948.
DeLand Sun News
June 28, 1986
A moratorium has been placed in effect on all
dual addresses (Winter and Sumner), effective im-
mediately. New requests for dual addresses will no
longer be accepted.
Those members delinquent as of February 1, 1986
who have dual addresses will no longer be given
dual address status.
Dual addresses will not be printed in the An-
nual Directory issue of the Canal Record, however,
a members dual address status will remain in
effect for mailing the Directory issue for the
Dual address members (winter and summer) sub-
cription of the. Canal Record will be listed and
mailed to their summer address, starting with the
December issue, unless notified to the contrary by
This decision was approved by the Executive
Committee on April 23, 1986, due to the difficulty
and expense devoted to only 24 dual-address mem-
bers at each mailing.
(Must be in by:)
October 25, 1986
1986 REUNION REPORT
The 1986 Panama Canal Society of Florida's Re-
union proved to be the biggest, if not the best
yet! It broke all records over 3,000 registered
plus an estimated 350 who attended but did not
There were 840 reservations for the Luncheon/
Banquet and the Ball was attended by over 2,800.
Our biggest surprise was the approximately 400
in attendance at the Annual Business Meeting, a
true record breaker!
Twenty gift prizes donated by the Memorabilia
Vendors and two $150 cash prizes were won by a
few lucky members who attended either the Busi-
ness Meeting or the Luncheon.
The hotels contacted me shortly after the Re-
union and all are anxious to have the Society back
This year we attempted various methods to im-
prove our operations. Registering strictly alpha-
betically, the lay-out of the tables, and the
operating times worked very well. The major prob-
lem encountered was that some members looked for
their name tags under the name of the member who
ordered their tickets rather than under their own
name it was a people problem, not a system prob-
The placing of the Hospitality Room near the
Society Registration area was a big plus. It prov-
ed to be of great assistance to many of our mem-
To alleviate crowding in the areas directly
below and above the escalators, on the first day,
we had the front section of the Regency Ballroom
set-up with cocktail tables, chairs and two cash
bars. We had hoped this arrangement would provide
much more seating comfortably and spread out the
crowd unfortunately it failed as only about 25
members made use of it, so it was closed down.
We had some rowdyism again this year (not as
bad as last year). We were told that our group
was not half as bad as other groups, including
a group of teenage girls who attended a convention
at the Hyatt the previous week.
The Curtis Hixon Convention Center proved to
be the most spacious and ideal place to hold our
Annual Ball. The professional ticket takers and
door guards were very effective. Next year, dance
guards will be added to eliminate people taking
drinks and cigarettes on the dance floor. These
unsafe actions jeopardize our liability insurance
We were disappointed when ILcho failed to play
the last set at the Ball as agreed. Fortunately,
(iarlie Cooper and Roger Burns came through, play-
ing overtime, and a grand time was had by all
right up to the end.
An indepth study will be made on various ways
to improve and fine tune the Reunion arrangements.
Also, whether it will be necessary in future years
to revert back to Winter or early Spring Reunions.
This may be the solution in order to curtail any
further deterioration of the Society's Reunion
reputation as a fun-loving, non-destructive gath-
ering of friends. Conduct during the 1987 Reunion
will be the determining factor.
Those of us working on the 1986 Reunion activi-
ties were very pleasantly surprised by the consid-
erable number of Society members, both from the
Tanpa Bay area and elsewhere, who volunteered
their services and made themselves available to
help on a stand-by basis.
Their actions were heart-warming and made it
all worth while.
Reports rendered by the conmittees, letters
and spontaneous comments from a great many mem-
bers indicate that the 1986 Reunion can only be
described as a FAIULUS SUCCESS!!
Once again, the Chagres Invitational Golf Tour-
nament held at the Seminole Lake Country Club on
July 3, 1986, set the pace for the opening events
of the 1986 Panama Canal Society Reunion held in
Coffee and doughnuts were served at 8:30 A.M.
and 130 golfers were underway by 9:00 A.M. 31
guests joined the golfers after play in the club-
house for lunch and the awarding of prizes.
Each golfer received a golf note pad, along
with tees or repairer. Additionally, they re-
ceived two packages of nuts for a "snack" on the
golf course, which naturally, increased their
thirst for the cold "Cerveza" awaiting them in
company in Michigan, it was won by Rusty Field.
Bill Mheeler donated a beautiful mirror imprinted
with "Lite Beer" on it, and it was won by Doris
leeser. We thank both of these gentlemen for these
Anna Collins, Jane Huldtquist, Doris
Post watch Jim Bedsworth with "green".
Scoring was done by the Spenser System in lieu
of the Calloway System this year, and much to the
disappointment of the committee and players, it
proved to be a much longer system and delayed the
awarding of prizes. The committee apologizes for
the delay and it "won't happen again". Consequent-
ly, many of the players were not present to re-
ceive their prizes, and if they did not designate
someone to pick up their prize, did not receive
it. Those prizes that were left over will be in-
cluded in next year's tournament. Again, our apol-
ogies. We, the committee, will find another "fast-
er" method of caoputing the scores for next year's
tournament, and welcome any suggestions from any
Paul Karst, Ken Field and
Left: Carl Starke, Bill Wheeler, Hoyt
Byrd and "Bocas" Leeser before tee-off.
Right: Fred Huldtquist, Kerner Frauen-
heim, Doris Leeser and Jane Huldtquist.
Again, we would like to give our special thanks
to Jim Will from California, who generously donat-
ed two gold putters and two beautifully bound
books on golf and the difficult holes of golf in
the world. The committee had planned to give Jim
a crystal decanter from all of the golfers, as
a special "thank-you for his generous support over
the years to golf, but Jim unfortunately had to
leave also. It was presented to him at the hotel
the next day.
This year, Todd Lipzinski, donated a unique
putter to the group that is manufactured by his
Pat (Geddes) Risberg and Marianne
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Left: Ray (Bill) Wheeler and Anna Collins. Middle: Frank Alberga III and Fred Huldt-
quist. Right: A bunch of Wills, L-R: Bill Will, Ray Will, Jim Will, and Robert Will.
While still in a thanking mood, special thanks
to Jane and Fred Huldtquist, Anna and Joe Collins,
Foy and Kerner Frauenheim, Dot and Ed Neville,
and Doris Post, along with Betty and Bob Boyer,
Eddie Curtis, Frank Bright, "Butch" Hope Men's Division Arthur Fgger with a score of 74.
B^* Jack MorDris, Richard Morris and Dale
and Dick Fiala. Low Gross Chanpion Women's Division Margaret
leigh with a score of 88. Both of these players
received the coveted gold putters. Low Net Cham-
lpion Men's Division Bob Boyer with a net score
of 67. Low Net Chanpion Women's Division Fern
Dabill with a net score of 70. Both of these win-
ners received a silver platter. Margaret leigh
aand Mike Smith wn the spot prizes for closest
to the pins, and each received a bottle of chaim-
All the winners in the Low Gross and Low Net
categories will have their names engraved on the
In the Women's Division, the following were
net winners: Foy Frauenbeim, Marianne Hockin, Mar-
got Jordn, Doris eser, Doris Post, Linda Des
In lndes, Dotty Neville, Ruth Tortorici, Jane Huldt-
S quist, Olive Ford, Pat Risberg, Bev Dilfer, Magie
Maggie Winde It Windel, and Kay Hamilton.
GOLF WINNERS: (L-R): Fern Dabil, Low net
women; Margaret Leigh, low gross women;
Mike Smith, low gross men (see text) and
Bob Boyer, low net men.
In the Men's Division, the following were win-
ners: Bill Affeltranger, Jim Will, Mel Field,
Robbie Boyer, Dan Harned, Bill Will, Bob Best,
Richard Morris, Bill DeLafater, Mac Lane, Jim
Spallino, Ray Will, Hubert Jordan, Dan DIesIndes,
Robert Hull, Kerner Frauenheim, James Hearne,
Walter Friday, Bill Hatchett, George Tochtennn,
Eddie Goodrich, Todd Lipzinski, Bill ereown, Dick
Fiala, Jack Morris, Ray murphy, Roger Adams, Ed
Anrbruster, Ken Atk~nson, Jim Bedsworth, Stu
Brown, Dale Danbrosky, Jim Farsworth, Ken Field,
Gene Gregg, John Hem, Jack HuIphrey, les Hutch-
inson, Tan Jacks, Bill Neal, Lloyd Roberts, Mel
Smith, Bob Wainio, and Bud Yarbrough.
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Ken Atkinson and Noel Gibson
Helen McKeoun and Rosemary (Millett)
Although Mike Snith is pictured in the winner's
circle as the Low Gross Men's Chanpion, he dis-
qualified himself at the end of the prize present-
ation, because he became a professional golfer in
January of this year. The Low Gross Chanpion then
became Arthur Fgger.
The Committee would like to say that we welcome
our young golf professionals from Panama to play
in the Chagres Invitational, however this is an
amateur tournament, and professionals are inel-
igible for prizes. The Comnittee was not aware of
Mike's status before the tournament and would like
to commend him on his good sportsmanship.
Golf Tournament Co-Chairperson
_f ak itakion
Jeannine Carlin, Dorothy (Jordan)
Herrington, Chairperson, Registration,
and Jay Cain share a relaxed moment.
Joan (Reed) Dabek and Byrle Wall. Joan Corliss and customer.
Betty (Irvin) Quintero greets customer.
Bitsy (Frensley) Atkinson and Florence
(Left): Marie Agnes (Dube) Burns, Cen-
ter: Aura Erikson and Bill Wood, Right:
THANKS TO REGISTRATION HELP
I would like to thank all those who volunteered
to help during Registration at the Hyatt Regency
at our Annual Reunion in Tanpa. They were too
many to name, coming from all parts of the United
States and abroad.
I would particularly like to thank my husband,
Bob Herrington; Jean Wainio, Betty Malone and
Marje Foster for their support.
1986 Annual Reunion
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Elizabeth Fulcher and Rae Donaldson at
the Registration desks.
Aanstoos, Edward R.
Abbott, Diane Brader
Abresch, William B.
Acker, Peggy (Margaret)
Adams, Donald D.
Adams, Paula (Witt)
Aho, Patricia Best
Ainsworth, L'aine (Little)
Albritton, Myrtle T
Albritton, Mark W.
Albritton, Mary A. Myers
Albritton, Terry Taylor
Albritton, Theodore A.
Albritton, Wayne M.
Alcaide, Luis A.
Alcaide, Luis C.
Allen, Jeanne Rocker
Allen, Susie (Magee)
Allen, William J.
Allgaier, Dorothy J.
Allgaier, George P.
Allgaier, Gertrude L.
Allgaier, John I.
Anderson, Ellen W.
Anderson, Gary M.
Anderson, Kenneth J.
Anderson, Kevin M.
Anderson, Shirley Fears
Anderson, Frank A. III
Andino, Janice (Malone)
Andino, Luis E.
Andrews, Joseph M. (Mike)
Antone, W.T. (Buddy)
Arias, Teodora A. Jr.
Arnold, William E.
Arosemena, Felipe ARias
Arosemena, Juan A.
Askew, Ethel K.
Askew, Eugene I.
Askew, Sonya D.
Askew, Stephen J.
Austin, Donald D.
Ayala, Marie (Wertz)
Azcarraga, Angela Lee
Azcarrago, Frank Jr.
Backowski, Diane Staples
Bailey, Nancy Conneely
Bain, Marjorie (Dennis)
Baker, Diane L.
Baker, Floyd W.
Baker, Glen W
Baldwin, Al Jr.
Baldwin, Mary Hammond
Baldwin, Frank III
Baldwin, Frank Jr.
Ball, Kathy Clarihew
Barbier, George H.
Barca, Lawrence Jr.
Barfield, Doris L.
Barfield, L. LeRoy
Barker, Jean M.
Barnes, Robert W
Barr, Sean A.
Barr, Peter J. Jr.
Barraza, Evelyn K.
Barrett, Evelyn (Evy)
Barrett, William J.
Barriteau, Danielle L.
Barriteau, Paige E
Barriteau, John P. (Zip) Jr.
Barriteau, John Sr.
Barrowitz, Leah R.
Bateman, M. Diane
Bateman, Bruce III
Bateman, Bruce Jr.
Bates, Louis (De La Mater)
Bauman, Louise (Scigliane)
Baumgarner, Annette M.
Bazan, Kazimierz (Casey)
Beall, Liz (Zent)
Beall, Richard W
Beaty, Billie L.
Bell, Amelia Tourino
Bell, Elizabeth A. (Beth)
Bell, Martha M. (Marta)
Bell, Nancy De Tore
Bell, William R. (Dick)
Bellerose, Lawrence A.
Bennett, Kathleen (Steiner)
Benny, Dorothy (Dot)
Benny, E. Patricia
Benny, William E.
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McKeen, Karin Millett, Thomas F.
McKeen, Mark Million, David
McKeown, Barbara Million, Mary Wilmoth
McKeown, Billy Million, Michael
McKeown, Jim Million, Roger
McKeown, Tommy Mills, Dean A.
McKinley, Lynn (Baun) Mills, Dore L.
McLain, Cindy Mills, Isabel M.
McLain, David Mills, Jerry
McLain, Dee Dee Mills, Ronald E.
McLain, Doug Mills, Shirley
McLain, Gladys Misenheimer, Borgie
McLain, John A. Jr. Mitchell, Barbara
McLean, Emily (Wilkinson) Mizrachi, E. E. (Henry)
McLean, Gary M. Mizrachi, Elizabeth
McNall, Dorthea Mizrachi, Karen
McNall, Glen R. Mohl, Fred
McNally, Mariella Megger Mohl, Trudi
McNally, Mike Mokray, Arthur
McNamara, Catherine Molinaro, Jerry
McNamara, M. Sutherland Molinaro, Joan Barrett
McNamara, Melissa Molinaro, Kathryn
McNamara, Robert Molinaro, Mr.
McNamee, Brian E. Molinaro, Mrs.
McNamee, Dennis Molloy, Margaret
McNamee, Kitty Monaco, Al
McNatt, Jo Ann Monaco, Doris (Ehrman)
Mc Natt, John A. Monaco, Lisa
McPherson, Patricia Monaco, Mike
McPherson, Shannon Moochler, Cyndie
McQuillen, Kurt Moochler, Dave
McQuillen, Tracy (Spradlin) Moore, Clara
McQuiston, Jean Moore, Heather Lee
Mead, Burton F. (Burt) Moore, Patsy Lee
Mead, Burton (Rick) Moore, Ronald E., Dr.
Mead, Carol (Morland) Moore, Wilma E.
Mead, David F. Morales, Deya
Mead, Gladys (Miller) Morales, Lars
Mead, Keith P. Morales, Margaret
Medigovich, Laura Moran, Bob
Medinger, Sis Page Moran, Diane (Hannigan)
Meeker, Edith L. (Medinger)More, Betty
Meeker, John W. Jr., Capt. More, Lance
Meigs, A. James More, Russell
Meigs, Lester C. More, William R.
Meissner, Dorothy (Miller) Morgan, Jeff
Mejdoub, Argentina Morgan, Yvette (Burgoon)
Mejdoub, Raymond Morland, Robin
Melnick, Gene Moroni, Armando J.C.
Melnick, Pat Roddy Moroni, Graciela R.
Menas, Lynn M. Morris, Donna
Menas, Nick Morris, James W.
Menendez, Joe Morris, John E.
Mense, Tamie Gray Morris, Kenneth L.
Meyers, Maxine Fitzgerald Morris, Linda
Meyerson, Adam Morris, M. (P-nut Powell)
Meyerson, Donna (Malin) Morris, Marie
Millard, Melvin F. Morris, Richard H.
Millard, Rachel E. Morris, Shelly
Miller, Allen K. Morris, Victoria
Morris, W. Robert
Morrison, William S. (Bill)
Morse, Richard F.
Morse, Susanna (Kotalik)
Morse, Warren (Zeke)
Morton, Jo Ann (Harte)
Morton, John (Jack)
Morton, Lee J.
Mullins, Earl Jr.
Muriello, Ana Rosa
Murphy, Ann Bowen
Murphy, E. Katherine
Murphy, Glen E.
Murphy, James E.
Myers, Alice F.
Myers, Dewitt (Bud)
Myers, Gary C.
Myers, Paul D.
Nagy, Carmen R.
Nail, William T (Red)
Neal, Elwin G., Dr.
Neal, Gerald L.
Neill, Felicia B.
Nellis, Carol Styles
Nellis, Carrie E.
Nellis, James R.
Nellis, Marjorie (Styles)
Nellis, Pat Rudge
Nellis, Renee M.
Nellis, Richard .J.
Nellis, Wayne H.
Nesbitt, Deborah (Meeker)
Nessler, Ronald P.
Newberry, Emily Riley
Nichols, John H.
Nichols, Noralyn (Stewart)
Nichols, Patti Housley
Nickisher, Lori Anne
Nickisher, William Thomas
Nickisher, William J. Jr.
Nolan, Donald L.
Nolan, Suzanne (Little)
O'Masta, George Jr.
O'Regan, Frank X.
O'Shaughnessy, B. Evans
Oberholtzer, H. (De Boyrie)
Ogletree, Edna (Hewitt)
Ohman, Edward H.
Ohman, Joan (McCullough)
Orr, Mary N.
Orvis, Carl A.
Orvis, Leticia I. Stevenson
Orvis, Nita M.
Orvis, Robert G. (Bob)
Overstreet, Paul J.
Paige, Vernon A. (V. G.)
Panzer, Cathleen A.
Panzer, Lilyan E.
Panzer, Renee L.
Panzer, Robert C.
Panzer, Robert C. II
Park, Marie (Schmidt)
Park, Peg (Corrigan)
Parker, Joyce E.
Parker, Pos (DC)
Parker, Ralph N. Jr. Plomaritis, Dara
Parker, Ruth Anne Pollack, Allan
Parker, Scott Pollack, Debbie
Parker, Teddie (Mrs. Robt.) Pollack, Julie
Parker, Thelma W. Pollack, Lisa
Parks, Charles Pollack, Rosita
Parks, Paul Poole, John H. Jr.
Parthenais, Adair Poole, William R.
Parthenais, Bob Pope, Pam
Parthenais, Jim Pope, Spike
Parthenais, Katherine Post, Doris (Currier)
Parthenais, Richard J. Potter, Robert
Parthenais, Steve Powell, Bill
Paschavage, Mary C. Powell, Laurena
Pate, Albert Powell, Mark
Pate, Deborah Prather, Elsie
Pate, Dorothy Wolf Prather, Jadck
Paterson, John F. (Jack) Prather, Maurice
Paterson, Linda Price, Carolyn T.
Paterson, Roberta J. Price, William R.
Patrick, Bill Pridgen, Carol Lynn
Patten, Alice. Prieto, Denise
Patten, Barry Prieto, Pablo
Patten, Elaine Proels, Benigna Bennett
Pattison, Tom Pruett, Burley F., Capt.
Patton, David R. Pruett, Patricia
Patton, Linda Smith Pruett, Peggy Roddy
Patton, Mike P. Pruitt, Mike
Patton, Millie Putaturo, Joe
Patton, Vilma S. Putaturo, Marlaina
Paul, Amparo Quinn, Luther
Paul, Bryan Quintero, Elizabeth
Paul, Harold I. Raines, Bradley Nelson
Paulson, Jill Raines, Victoria (Erin)
Paulson, Larry M. Rainey, Kathleen A.
Payne, David Rainey, Thomas B. (Tom) Jr.
Payne, Reba Rainier, Ernest B. (Chuck)
Pearl, Harry E. Rainier, Louise
Pearl, Virginia Ramerez, Antonio
Pederson, Marixenia Ranatza, Karen Currier
Pederson, Norman Raymond, Cynthia M.
Pennock, Ann L. Raymond, Perry M.
Perkins, Ginney Dolan Redfern, Laura
Perkins, Ronald Redfern, Theresa A.
Perkins, Roy W. Redfern, Robert Jr.
Perrult, Robert Reece, James (Jim)
Perry, Maureen A. Reece, Janet
Perry, Monica A. Reece, Virginia K.
Perry, Renee V. Reeves, Charles T.
Petersen, Eileen T Reeves, Cheryl A.
Petersen, Ella F. Rega, Carla
Petersen, Thomas W. Rega, Dawn
Petersen, Thomas W. Jr. Reilly, David
Peterson, Bill Reilly, Debbie
Peterson, Diane Reilly, Joann
Peterson, Ted Reilly, Linda
Peterson, Thomas Reilly, Velma J.
Petrone, Lois (Spencer) Renkert, Judy (Hallett)
Petrone, Lou Renkert, Kelly
Phares, Louann Reno, Buddy
Phares, Stacey Reno, Kay Housley
Phillips, Douglas Ress, Helen Hasemann
Phillips, Kim Resa, Christine (Cartotto)
Pickenpaugh, Dorothy Ressa, Michael A.
Pileggi, Floyd Reyes, Alex
Piper, Carolyn L. Reyes, Charlotte (Craig)
Piper, Homer W. Reyes, Daniel
Reyes, Roy E.
Rhyne, Sonia V.
Rhyne, Harvey G. Tr.
Rice, John E.
Rice, Marion A.
Rice, Thomas S.
Richardson, Ann Batcheldor
Richey, Hobart K., M.D.
Ridge, Dorothy C. (Dottie)
Ridge, John H.
Ridge, Josephine N.
Ridge, L. G. (Rocky)
Ridge, Maurya T.
Ridge, Patrick K.
Ridge, Reeta Jo
Ridge, Robert (Alamo)
Ridge, Vincent D.
Riley, Joseph J.
Rindfusz, Edwin L.
Rindfusz, Rose (Monzon)
Risberg, Pat (Geddes)
Ritch, Patricia Egger
Roberson, Billy (Jody)
Roberts, Lloyd A. Jr.
Robertson, Ellen Mead
Robertson, Ruth Brown
Robertson, Tom C. Jr.
Robinson, Sandy (May)
Robison, Lucile Tarflinge
Roche, Lori (Flores)
Roche, William (Scott)
Rogers, Dalys D. (Bremer)
Rogers, William (Bill)
Rohrer, June (Blaney)
Rosaly, Carlos L.
Roth-Roffy, Charles R.
Rowley, Samuel H. Jr.
Roy, Jane (Madison)
Roy, R. J. (Bob Roy)
Rozmeski, Joseph J.
Rozmeski, Lilia (Flores)
Rozmeski, Lynne M.
Salinas, Jose J.
Sanders, Debra (Boswell)
Sanders, John M. (Milt)
Sanders, John M. II
Sanders, Mary N.
Sapp, Margaret Hewitt
Sass, Coralia B.
Sass, John K. Jr.
Sass, Susan M.
Sass, Valerie M.
Saville, Kathy Malin
Schmidt, Beth A.
Schmidt, Guest (Lora)
Schmidt, Mary (Park)
Schmidt, Ruth (Barlow)
Schneider, Bobbie (Elich)
Schrum, Helen Patterson
Schwenke, Carol Flenniken
Scott, Bertha (Becky)
Scott, Edward Jr.
Scrabis, Allison Davidson
Scranton, Leonard Jr.
Sebik, Edward W.
Secrest, Donald H.
Seeley, Vernon R.
Setzer, Tate L.
Setzer, Toodles (Warren)
Severson, Sandra (Kaufer)
Severy, Anne (Magee)
Shaper, Shannon L.
Sharp, Frances V.
Sharp, Frank L.
Shipley, Dee Dee C.
Shipley, Nelson M.
Shobe, Noralie (Roche)
Skeie, Henri G.
Sloan, Jan Marie
Smail, Robert H.
Smith, Carol (Saarinen)
Smith, David G.
Smith, Doris H.
Smith, Elaine (Martin)
Smith, Frank P.
Smith, Gilbert J.
Smith, Gilbert M.
Smith, J. Bartley
Smith, John D.
Smith, Joni (Page)
Smith, Julie A.
Smith, Russell O.
Smith, Sheila Webb
Smith, William V.
Snedeker, Leo W.
Snedeker, Leona (Sanders)
Snider, Thomas E.
Snow, Betty (Chan)
Snow, Lori (Stevenson)
Soncek, Tami (Spurlin)
Soukup, Robert R.
Spalding, James H. Jr.
Spallino, Mary (Cronan)
Spencer, Billie Sue
Spiros, C. J.
Spooner, Ruth (Horter)
Spradlin, Margaret Steven
Springer, Jen (Blaney)
Starke, Carl H.
Steiner, Allen W.
Steiner, Dolly (Allen)
Steiner, John W.
Stergion, Andrew P.
Stergion, Elizabeth S.
Stewart, C. H.
Stewart, Joyce (Herring)
Stewart, Robert H.
Stock, William M.
Stone, Kenneth S.
Stoudnor, Dixie Lee
Strey, Robert L.
Stroop, E. Leneve (Dough)
Stroop, Gerald D.
Stucchio, John Jr.
Suddaby, George D., Dr.
Suddaby, G. Douglas
Suddaby, Sandra S.
Suescum, Ann (Wood)
Sugg, Donna (Deaton)
Sutherland, Alexander C.
Sutherland, Mildred Owen
Sutherland, Owen C.
Sutherland, Ruth Turck
Taber, John A.
Taber, Lewis A.
Talbott, Arnold L.
Taylor, Gina M.
Taylor, Joan Aanstoos
Taylor, Leda C.
Taylor, Melinda A.
Taylor, Wenford Gene
Tedder, Hampton Jr.
Teegarden, Margaret Haw
Terry, Douglas, Dr.
Terry, Jacquelyn (Harp)
Terwilliger, Albert G.
Terwilliger, Ann J.
Thomas, Dale 27
Thompson, Georgia L.
Thompson, Jan (Farnsworth
Thompson, Lance W.
Thompson, Lane A.
Thompson, Lane R.
Thompson, Wilma Lucy
Tochterman, A (McKeown)
Tochterman, Mary (Kelleher
Tokarz, John Jr.
Tomford, Dennis M.
Tomford, Helen M.
Tomford, Richard J.
Tomford, Richard J. Jr.
Toscar, Joan (Hensler)
Tough, Sherry (Bissell)
Townsend, Virginia C.
Townsend, Wesley H.
Trotter, Nancy E.
Turner, Jerry B.
Turner, Linnie B.
Turner, Rupert S. Jr.
Turner, Rupert S. Sr.
Ubben, Matt D.
Urick, Howard B.
) Valley, Sonia (Canas)
Van Siclen, Nancy
Van Siclen, Robert E.
Vann, Dolores R.
Vantine, Dorothy M.
Vantine, Wilbur H., Capt.
Vaughn, Beverly Dockery
Vestal, R. T.
Vestal, R. Trendon
) Voorhees, Anna
Vosburgh, Gretchen Palm
Wade, Lee E.
Wagner, Dale M.
Wagner, Jack D.
Wagner, Jeanne Walker
Wagner, Marceia Aroseman
Waldorf, Cecilia E.
Walker, Mabelle (Mayno)
Walker, William B. (Bill)
Wall, Charles (Chuck)
Wallace, Catherine (Kay)
Wallace, Travis J.
Walters, Barbara Jackson
Walters, Bernard R.
Ward, Carmen Wanner
Ward, Jacquelyn (Jackie)
Ward, Mary J.
Warren, Leon M.
Weber, Judy M.
Weigle, William E.
Welch, Gerard J.
Welch, Grace (Lombana)
Wellington, Donald F
Wells, Debbie Moore
Wells, Florinda Beechner
Wells, Roger W.
Werkheiser, Anna Ruth
Wertz, Edna M.
Whaler, Virginia K.
Wheaton, Donna M.
Wheaton, John M.
Wheeler, Jeanne M.
Wheeler, Kenneth R.
Wheeler, Ray W. Sr.
Wheeler, Robert W.
Whitaker, David R.
White, Albert M.
White, Diana Whaler
White, Everett Jr.
White, William P.
Whitlow, Dotty (Coleman)
Whitman, Muriel Holmelin
Whitsett, James J.
Wichman, William J.
Wilburn, E. K.
Wilburn, Kay (Purdy)
Wilkins, Leslie B.
Wilkins, Mina Maddox
Wilkins, Philip M.
Wilkinson, Kim (Wilson)
Will, Irene (Laurie)
Will, James M. (Jim)
Will, Kit C.
Williams, Beverly Chan
Williamson, Judy Buehler
Willoughby, Edith (Huff)
Wills, Derry Light
Wills, G. Robert
Wilmoth, Debra Lea
Wilson, Grace S.
Winberg, Rolando E.
Windle, Margarite K.
Windle, Robert (Bob)
Winford, Bill C.
Winford, Bobby Lee
Winford, Janet (Beveridge)
Winford, Marcia (Dubbs)
Winford, Melissa J.
Winford, William F.
Wirtz, Edison W, Jr.
Witt, Eula (Bryan)
Witt, John G.
Wolf, Tracy L.
Wood, Angie (Manassakis)
Wood, Beverly (Bowman)
Wood, Brian J.
Wood, Craig M.
Wood, James C.
Wood, John F.
Wood, Joseph J.
Wood, Scott D.
Wood, Virginia Preston
Wood, William G.
Woods, Catherine E.
Wright, Connie (Clinchard)
Yarbrough, C. D. (Bud)
Yeilding, M. Ruth Bauman
Yocum, Dottie C.
Yocum, Ernest R.
Young, Joan Best
Young, Michael L.
Young, Stephen B.
Young, Virginia M.
Young, William D.
Young, William D. I
Zablocki, Anthony J
Zorie, L. Ruth
Zorie, Stephanie M.
Zornes, Richard S.
Zornes, Virginia L.
TOTALS BY STATE
Arabia 1, Alaska 5, Alabama 101, Arkansas 14,
Arizona 15, Brazil 1, California 134, Colorado 14,
Costa Rica 2, Conecticut 6, District of Columbia
14, Delaware 2, Egypt 2, Florida 1465, Georgia 89,
Hawaii 1, Illinois 9, Indiana 5, Iowa 5, Korea 1,
Kentucky 6, Kansas 2, Louisiana 48, Minnesota 6,
Michigan 6, Missouri 18, Mississippi 13, Maine 23,
Mexico 1, Maryland 19, Montana 1, New York 29,
New Jersey 27, North Carolina 69, New Hanpshire 6,
New Mexico 8, North Dakota 1, Nebraska 3, Ohio 18,
Oklahoma 13, Oregon 6, Puerto Rico 3, Pennsylvania
21, Rep. of Panama 387, South Carolina 38, South
Dakota 2, Texas 195, Tennessee 29, Utah 7, Vir-
ginia 58, Virgin Islands 2, Washington 39, West
Virginia 5, Wisconsin 3. TOTAL 3,000
Beverly Baker glances at the restaurant
Betty (LeDoux) Frassrand and Pat Beatl,
Jeanne (Mallett) Wheeler -.super assist-
ant, Hospitality Committee.
Shirley Boswell, Secretary/Treasurer,
and customers in the Hospitality Suite.
D.LH.5. utass ojf '5U. aCacK Nou, L to t: waster Frwtay, Ka1.tn (WKran) cotton, ene
Clinchard, Tom Foley, Royce Lewis, Jack Kromer, Martin Wempe, Culbert Shedlock,
Roger Adams, Dennis Gilbert. (Middle Row, L to R): Peggy (Horter) Sheridan, Phyllis
(Buechele) Everson, Pearl (Tuttle) Brown, John Maguire, Ira Solenberger, Margaret
(Kuhn) Morales, Alice (Blanton) Conover, Jean (Coleman) Dombrowsky, Tom Huff, Rodney
Higginbotham, Ruth (Horter) Spooner, Bill Violette, Mary (Foley) Cronan. (Seated,
L to R): Alma (Symonds) Burrow, Marjorie (Weigold) Gardiner, Margaret (Haw)
Teegarden, Helen (Van Clief) Leves, Mildred (Seeley) Hammond, Muriel (Moore) McGriff
Virginia (Preston) Wood.
B.H.S. Class of '37. (Back Row, L to R): James Meigs, Todd Lipzinski, George Fenton,
Mattes Orr, Ned Duelle, Richard McConaughey, James Cullen, Howard Clarke, Antonio
Ramirez, Harry Dockery, Virginia (Lutz) Spalding, Bud Hallett, Dot (DuVal) Benny,
John Arosemena, James Whitsett. (Middle Row, L to R): Regina (Quinn) Enjuto, Ruth
(Bauman) Yeilding, Vincent Ridge, Norma (Stillwell) Martin, Leland Edwards, Dorothy
Judd, Virginia (Morgan) Cooper, Robert Blake, Mary (Whelan) Dault, Julia (Durfee)
Guardia, Griselda (Oiler) Dupuis, Patsy (Gibson) Carson, Aura (Huntoon) Erikson.
(Seated, L to R): Larry (Rocky) Ridge, Graham Brotherson, Ruth (Bowman) Robertson,
Flora Bell (Moon) Helmerichs, Bess (Stapleton) Morton, Jean (Dennis) Herbert, Helen
(Johnson) Shirer, Dorothy (Joiner) Ewing, Wyllis (Rocker) Leonhard. (Front Row,
L to R): Robert Grier, Norma (Seeley) McGahey, Jane (Dickson) Cox, Frances
Classes of '36 and '37 registration desk
with Margaret (Kuhn) Morales, Dorothy
Judd and Jean (Dennis) Herbert.
Party name-tag desk.
Jean Violette and Virginia (Preston)
Wood, drawing for door prizes.
Meigs and Larry (Rocky) Ridge
Left: Betty Whitsett, James Whitsett and
Norma Stillwell. Right:.... and the band
Jessie Matheney, Robert Matheney, Grover
Matheney, Tamnie Matheney and Angus
Matheney, with Margaret (Kuhn) Morales,
(back to the camera).
Vince and Dottie Ridge
Dottie (DuVal) Benny (standing) talking
to Muriel (Moore) and Everett McGriff.
Andy and Betty (Brooks) Stergion, Peggy
(Horter) Sheridan and Jack Poole
Bill O'Sullivan, Marie (Haggerty) Ewing,
Joan (Ridge) deGrumnond, Dottie (San-
ders) Ridge and Envny Lou Clarke
L to R: Vince and Dottie (Sanders) Ridge
with Norman and Cecile (Gibson) Demers.
Flora Bell (Moon) Helmerichs and Mattes
Orr in foreground, Bob Ridge and Mar-
jorie (Weigold) Gardner, with Jack and
Ruth (Brown) Robertson, Mary Ballett,
Bud Hallett and Jean Dwelle.
Dorothy Judd ('37) and John Maguire (36)
with Betty and Martin Wempe (in back).
Helen (Michaelson) McGurn and Culbert
S-Area Reporters Luncheon. 19 attended.
Area Reporters Luncheon. 19 attended.
Area Reporters: Jane (Dickson) Cox,
Arizona; Lois DeLaMater) Bates, Hawaii;
Stella (Boggs) De Marr, Virginia; Gladys
(Bliss) Humphrey, Sarasota, FL; and not
shown in photos, Ralph McClain, Jackson-
ville, FL, Jean Dombrowsky, N. Carolina,
and Muriel Whitman, Legislative Rep.
Area Reporters: Bea (Monsanto) Rhyne,
Kerrville, TX; Mildren (True) Hearne,
Pensacola, FL; Catherine (Whelan) Filo,
Dothan, AL; Shirley (Harrington) Boswell
Secretary/Treasurer; Marje (Harrington)
Foster, Asst. to Sec/Treas/Editor; Sara
Rowley, Clearwater, FL.
V ; A.,
Area Reporters: Mary L. (Dailey) Lang,
Panama; Jo (Dennis) Konover, New Jersey;
Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro, California; and
Pat Beall, Record Editor.
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Left: Dr. and Mrs. WaLter Friday (Jeanne) of BurLington, Iowa; (#2) Kathleen (Stein-
er) and Court Bennett of Huntington Beach, CA. #3 Stella (Boggs) De Marr, Arlington,
Va. and Fern (Horine) Dabil of Phoenix, AZ. #4 Marje and Pete Foster. #5 Bill Hollo-
well, Orlando, FL. and Olive (Aanstoos) Ford of Hopewell, Va.
(Left): Marion (Snyder) and Tom Rice of Los Angeles. (Center): Larry and Jim Ridge
Jr., sons of Jim and Beverly Ridge of Panama, R.P. (Right): L-R: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Harvey (Virginia Thomas) with Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Corrigan.
"Polleras", panted by Al Sprague
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"Polleras", painted by Al Sprague
Dorothy Chase and her son, Al Chase.
Don and Kerry Wellington, granddaughter
of Bob and Dorothy Herrington.
Lee Kariger with daughter Nancy Kariger
Eide; Gaddis and Byrle Wall; Joe and Sis
Bongiorni; Dr. Glen and Katherine Murphy
Robert L. Dill, Guest Speaker to the
Reunion, delivers his wonderful address
to the over 800 members and guests at
the Annual Luncheon.
Head table Annual Luncheon, L-R: Ernie
Yocum, Jeanne Wheeler, Rosa Dill, behind
podium), Pete Foster President, Marje
Foster, and Robert L. Dill, our Guest
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John Carey, Jr., Grace (Carey)
ANNUAL LUNCHEON/BANUET 1986
The Annual Luncheon/Banquet was held on Satur-
day, July 5 in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. It was
one of the major highlights of the Society's 1986
A delicious lunch of Classical Beef Stroganoff
with all the trimmings was enjoyed by the 810 mem-r
Dorothy Yocum, Society Chaplain, led with the
Invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance
led by Paul Disharoon.
President Pete Foster introduced the Past Pres-
idents, Society Officers and the Society's guest
speaker and his wife, Robert and Rosa Dill.
Mr. Foster pointed out that although President
Reagan was not able to attend, he was symbolically
represented with a small American flag supported
by a jelly bean at everyone's place.
The President conducted a drawing for the ten
door prizes donated by the Memorabilia Vendors
and a $150 cash prize donated by the Society.
In his introduction of the Guest Speaker,
Robert leroy Dill, President Foster stated that
in November, 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt
said that he wanted to provide some little memor-
ial, some mark, some badge which will always dis-
tinguish the man who did his work well on the
Isthmus. As a result, 7,391 Roosevelt Medals were
minted in 1909 and issued to U.S. Citizens who
served two or more years. The guest speaker,
Robert L. Dill was introduced as the holder of
Roosevelt Medal number 6726.
Mr. Dill mesmerized his audience with an excel-
lent first hand coverage of the trials and tribu-
lations during the Panama Canal construction days.
Bob Dill climaxed his speech with a short slide
presentation (with the help of Jerry Boswell) of
"The Panama Canal in Words and Pictures". Upon
completion of his speech, he received a standing
ovation from all 810 in attendance.
Mr. Foster ended the 1986 Luncheon/Banquet by
presenting Bob and Rosa Dill with a Society Pin.
In addition, he thanked Betty Malone and her lun-
cheon committee, Olga Disharoon, Anna Collins,
Jay Cain, Gladys HImphrey, Vera Jones, Essie Jones
and tayno Walker for a job well done.
Vonnie (Smith) Botts and Janet Katsumoto
Leonhard and Jeanne
cNRiunion SPotf2ouzzi .
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"You Can't Turn Back The Clock, But You
Can Wind It Up Again"
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L-R: Cliff and Helen (Anderson) Brown, Dottie Pate, Toodles Setzer and At Pate; Bill
and Dot Benny with Ruth (Bauman) Yielding; Mary (Park) Schmidt and Peggy (Corrigan)
Nellie (Wood) Engelke, "Lucho" Azcarraga
and Robert "Bob" Engelke with Panama's
Panama Railroaders at the Reunion, L-R:
L.L. Barfield, Buddy Williams, Charlie
Salyer, Gerald Neal, Dick Condon and
Debbie (Boswell) Sanders, June (Foster)
Trim, Cindy Kemper, Tana (Kemper) Troy
and Mindy (Kemper) Toney.
Tommy Peterson, Bud Kelleher and Ella
Coco Solo Hospital Group "We were there and where were you, Dr. Westerberg?" L-R
Back row: Mary Overstreet, Shirley Boswell, Karen Coffey, Beverly Shirley, Dolly
Housley, Lou Parley, Anne Suescum, Beth (Brown) Schmidt, Irene Will, Laura Herman,
Ann Cowles Best. Middle row, L-R: Betty Chan Snow, Dot Yocum, Dottie Ridge, Willy
Moore, Barbara (Jackson) Walters, Peggy Keller, Judy McCullough. Front, L-R: Ray
Will, Kenny Karpinski, Dr. Ronnie Moore, Gary Will, "Tuney" Housley.
First Reunion ever for Doug Suddaby, Sr,
81 years old, retired Master of the
dredge "Mindi", and his sons, (L) Jim
Suddaby and (R) Doug Suddaby, Jr.
Left: "Miss Liberty" Dorothy locum.
Right: Brian McNamee with Dan Stanley.
L-R: Bev Rowley and Richard Dillon; Emily Henter with grandchildren; Margaret
(Stevens) Spradlin (facing) talks to friend; Jackie Linker taking it all in.
L-R: John Whitman with Bill Arnold; The Healan family, Charles, David, Lois (Rich-
mond) and Charles; Two beautiful gals unknown to us old folks; Shirley Alexaitis
with daughter Sherri and Tommy.
L-R: Royce Lewis and John "Eddie" Rice; Flo Mallett and Jane (Madison) Roy converse;
Joe Lukacs and James Kimball in earnest conversation.
Aimo~Y Lingi on....
L-R: Al Pate with Ben Brundage; Bob Gibson and Riggs Forrest; Bob and Jean Wanio
look pretty for video; Ann and Hugh Hale with Carolyn Hale in Mola apparel.
L-R: Adrianne Rowley, Janet Aker, Katrina Winberg and Jolene Corrigan; Shirley Alex-
aitis, Cheryl and Paul Alexaitis with Tommy Kimball, Sherri (Alexaitis) Kimball and
Tara Kimball; Bev Rowley, Louise (White) Ranier, Skip Rowley, Jean McQuinton, Capt.
Your Reporter Says.....
The 1986 Reunion is now history and those of
us who attended enjoyed ourselves, especially see-
ing our former school mates, neighbors, fellow
workers from the Canal Zone. My only criticism
is that it should revert to April and limit the
age group to a more responsible age. I will prob-
ably get a lot of flak but it is the way that many
of us feel. All in all, it was very well planned.
Ask Alice Clark and Arlene Abbott what they
think about the 'Time Sharing" and they will tell
you it's the only way to go. They just returned
from a week at Alice's exchange in Sunny Isles,
FL. They have also spent weeks at Gulf Shores,
AL, Marco Island and Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Arlene
is now waiting confirmation on her exchange to
hopefully the Disney World area. Kathleen Daniel
accompanied Alice and Arlene on these trips.
The Wayne Hendersons (Annabelle) had as house
guests from Panama her niece, Fmily Wilkinson M
lean, husband Gary and sons Brian and Dean.
Another son, David Wilkinson of Midland, TX and
wife, Kim and children and niece Lois (Johnson)
Evitt and husband, Donald from Savannah, GA were
also guests. Emily attended her 30 year class re-
union while attending the annual reunion in Tampa.
Kathleen Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Martha
Brandford of Dothan, AL recently graduated with
the honors of Magna Cum Laude from Troy State
University in Troy, AL. Her degree is a Bachelor
of Science in secondary education with her major
in General Science Comprehensive, for which she
is certified. Kathy is currently teaching in
Sneads, FL, which is an hour drive from Dothan.
She teaches Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics at Sneads High School. She is current-
ly preparing to become certified in Florida. She
is planning to begin working on her Master's De-
gree in the very near future.
Four generations Mabel Watts, Betty
Watts Kelieher, Margaret Kelleher Mar-
satona and baby Jennifer Marsatona.
In May, June and July, Betty and David Kelleher
were visited by a number of family and friends.
In May and June by daughters, Patricia Arosemena,
Miami, FL, ary Tochtenran and Susan Kelleher,
Tanpa, FL and Margaret Mrsalona, Ft. Lauderdale,
with husband, Steen and daughter, Jennifer. David
Jr., and wife Jamie from Jacksonville, FL spent
4th of July weekend with them which proved a fun
time. Son, Walter is at home for the summer and
will return to Florida State in the fall. George
Tochterxan, Green Bay, WI, stopped by on his way
to Tanpa and the reunion. Other visiting friends
were Gil Smith of Panama and son, David and Bill
Carlin of Sarasota, FL.
Mabel Watts, Betty's mother has been ill and
staying with them in Dothan. She had a visit from
lee Kariger, formerly of Gatun, which brightened
John and Mary Urey and Mildred Patton held a
family reunion at the Urey home in Dothan after
the reunion in Tampa. Present were Dennis Gilbert,
wife Christy of San Jose, Costa Rica; Sheila (Gil-
bert) Bolke of California; Bill Gilbert of Vir-
ginia Beach, VA, Bucky and Jackie (Carlin) Gilbert
of San Antonio, TX; Stella (Gilbert) and Gene
Buonviri of Dothan, AL and lorraine (Urey) Dugan,
husband Tom of Panama. Others present were former
neighbors and friends of the Gilbert family. We
all had such a wonderful time and happy to be to-
gether once more.
Catherine and Eddie Filo had the pleasure of
meeting their future daughter-in-law for the first
time at the reunion. She is engaged to marry son,
Eddie Jr. in Stuart, FL, August 30. Her name is
Becky Miller, formerly of Indiana, but now resid-
ing in Stuart and works with Ed on the Stuart
News. We were very happy in Eddie's choice.
Julia (Durfee) Quardia and Mary (Thelan) Iault
attended the class reunion of 1936-37 which they
thoroughly enjoyed. The committee did a wonderful
job. Both came to Dothan for a visit. Julie re-
turned to Panama and Mary to Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil after a visit to New York State.
As you may have read by now, Dothan, AL was
honored by the visit of President Ronald Reagan.
His popularity in Dothan was very much in evidence
by the crowd who stood along his route (In spite
of the heat) and by the number of people wanting
to attend the luncheon given in his honor at the
Civic Center. Only 2,500 could attend. Two of
those fortunate to be able to attend the luncheon
of fried chicken, lima beans, mashed potatoes were
Maggie and Johnny Janssen. It was the thrill of
their lives. It was a day that the citizens of
Dothan will never forget.
Elsie and Marion (Woody) Woodruff drove to San
Antonio, TX on June 18 to meet daughter and grand-
daughter, Linda and Jennifer Weir of Canoga Park,
CA. Linda was in San Antonio to attend the Balboa
High School Class of 1986 reunion. The Gunter
Hotel in downtown San Antonio was "headquarters"
for the reunion where a closed affair for the
classmates and their spouses was held on Friday
night, the 20th. The following night an open party
was held in an open-air restaurant off the beau-
tiful, picturesque, downtown river-walk, where
a delicious Mexican dinner was enjoyed by all,
and an outstanding one-man band played all the
favorite Panamanian music for dancing.
Elsie and Woody were so happy to see so many
of their contemporaries, namely Ann and Joe Dolan,
Austin, TX; Nina and Herb Carlson, Victoria, TX;
Shirley and Paul Giwonetti, Kerrville, TX; Jan
and Bob Pratchett and Colonel John Hayes of San
On Sunday, it was off to Kerrville for three
days. Linda and Jennifer were houseguests of the
Givonettis and Honey Bergman Fealey was Elsie and
Woody's charming hostess. On Sunday evening, Honey
hosted a dinner party for 20 former Zonians. (See
Kerrville report). While in Kerrville, Elsie visi-
ted with Jean and Carl Smith. They were co-workers
at USARSO for many years.
Linda returned to Los Angeles and Jennifer re-
turned to Dothan with her grandparents to spend
her summer vacation.
Another highlight to occur in Dothan will be
the opening of a new Mall called Wiregrass Commons
on August 6. The architect is the national firm
of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum of Dallas, which
also designed Riverchase Galleria and the Dallas
and Houston Gallerias. It promises to be a beauti-
ful and most modern mall. Several of our CZ resi-
dents here have already begun working at the mall.
Vincent and Dottie Ridge were house guests of
Capt. and Joanne Allen after attending the reunion
in Tampa. Dotty and Joanne got together with Alene
(Turner) Duncan as they were members of the Cross-
road Chapter of the Sweet Adelines in the Canal
Zone. Joanne and Alene belong to the Dothan chap-
ter as does Jean Fears.
Get-together of the ole' Ancon Gang.
Seated, L-R: Mary (Whelan) Dault, Mil-
dred (Gilbert) Patton, Julia (Durfee)
Guardia, Catherine (Whelan) Filo. Stand-
ing, L-R: Mary (Gilbert) Urey, Stella
(Gilbert) Buonviri, Margaret (Moore)
Hem, Gertrude (Szabo) Snyder, Maggie
(Whelan) Janssen, Muriel (Moore) McGriff
and Ellen (Johnson) Shirer.
It was wonderful seeing our friends again even
if it was for only such a short while but then
we never forget them. God bless.
Catherine (Whelan) Filo
"If it's physical, it's therapy!" That seems to
be the motto of Fern (Horine) Dabil of Phoenix. A
physical therapist by profession, she is also a
dynamite little bundle of energy and an avid golf-
er. She won "low net" in the Women Veterans' Golf
Tournament in Tucson last September and "low net"
in the Chagres Invitational ar our Tampa Reunion
in July, 1986.
L-R: Lois (DeLaMater) Bates, Danny and
Jane (Dickson) Cox at lunch at the Tah-
hitian Lanai Restaurant, Waikiki.
Also attending the reunion this year from Ariz-
ona were Dr. Bob Matheney and Jane (Dickson) and
Danny Cox. Bob and Jane were there for the BHS
1936/1937 class reunion also.
After returning from the Tampa reunion, Fern
took off again for El Paso, Texas for a visit with
her daughter, 1st Lt. Carol Dabil; then she and
Carol went up to Santa Fe, N.M. for a few days
with her brother, Conrad Horine and his wife,
Norm, who drove down from Colorado to join them
there. Both Fern and Conrad are hoping to see many
of you at the big West Coast Reunion on September
12 and 13 in Anaheim, California.
Another Ferne (with an e) from this general
area also seen at the class reunion in Tampa was
Ferne (Morgan) Peel. In May, Ferne spent some time
visiting in the Fountain Hills, Arizona area, and
stopped in Tucson to visit with the Coxes on her
way back in June to her home in San Carlos, Sonora
Mexico. Peggy Bradley from Pedro Miguel, as are
Ferne and Jane, dashed over on her way out of town
to chat with Ferne also. Both Ferne and Peggy are
quite the independent little automobile travelers.
Peggy drove to Oklahoma alone to visit friends in
April and May, and was setting out again by car
for California and Washington late in June, to
spend several weeks visiting her sister, 'M'psy"
Wood and Betty London in the vicinity of Vancouver
Washington. Ferne drove to the Tampa reunion in
July and was leaving there to drive to New York
and Boston before going back to Mexico.
Jacque (Crowell) Vowell of St. Johns, AZ. re-
ports that in March and April her sister, Dawn
(Crowell) Parker and her mother, Ila Crowell, came
to visit her and help with Jacque's new beautiful
son, Kye Arthur, born March 25. Sister Pan Crowell
meanwhile, was being interviewed by the D.O.D. in
Florida, with a view toward teaching in Panama
Anne (Trinble) and Charlie Parks enjoyed a big
reunion of their family in June, highlighted by a
picnic at Encanto Park, Phoenix, on Father's Day.
In attendance, from all over the nation and as far
away as Germany, were Shanie Parks, Jinmy Parks
II, Guy Boatwright, Kate Parks, Jeanne Boatwright,
Charles Boatwright, Jim and Chris Parks, Craig and
Lisa (Parks) Boatwright, Larry Parks, Charles
Parks, Susan (Parks) Casis, Michael Casis, Manuel
Casis, Paul Parks, and from West Germany, Matthew
and bride, Heike Parks, all children (and their
spouses) and grandchildren of Anne and Charlie
Parks. In addition, Anne's parents, Jim and Kath-
erine Trinple were there a total of four gener-
ations and many of them spent some weeks touring
all over Arizona, Mexico and Nevada with Anne and
Charlie! Daughter Susan Casis is expecting to pre-
sent them with another grandchild by the time this
Anne (Trimble) Parks, Chairperson of the
Panama Canal Society of Arizona, with
her husband, Charlie Parks, in their
back yard in Glendale, AZ, June 1986.
Here in Tucson, Ida Lovelady had a lovely sur-
prise visit on Mother's Day from her daughter,
Jacquelyn (Lovelady) Hooper of San Bernardino, CA.
About the same time, son Jim Lovelady and his
bride Carole purchased a new home just around the
corner from Ida. They had been renting temporarily
next door to her. Jim phoned me to give me his new
address on June 9, in a white heat of excitement
because the University of Arizona (his alma mater)
had just won the NCWA Baseball College World Ser-
ies against Florida State.
On July 2, the Coxes, (Danny and I) flew to
Tarpa for the Society's Annual Reunion our first
trip to Florida and my BHS graduating class's 49th
reunion. What a monumental job Frances (Violette)
and Roy Sharp, "Bucky" Whitsett, Virginia Preston
Wood and Bill Violette did in coordinating that
1936/1937 class reunion, down to the last detail
in beautiful organization! Among others who helped
them, I saw former Pedro Miguel schoolmates Norma
(Stillwell) Martin and Ruthie (Brown) Robertson.
At our table for the class dinner-dance were
lovely "Queen" Lois (DeLaMater) Bates; former Ped-
ro Miguel schoolmate '"arty" Bullock and his sweet
wife, Mary; Frank Baldwin (a very popular nephew
of "Lucho's"); Yane and Helen (Vanclief) Ieves;
John and Gene (White) Litton. Gene grew up on
White's Island, an island in the canal (in Mira-
flores Lake) where I used to go on Saturdays to
play with her and her sister, Peggy. "Bud" Hallett
and his lovely wife, Mary Ann stopped by the table
to remark that Danny Cox had sung for their wed-
ding on the Isthmus during WWII, and had sung the
same song for them on their fifth anniversary at
a big nightclub in Boston where he was performing.
Others who stopped by were "Jinmy" Meigs who had
recently retired to Princeton, N.J. from his Los
Angeles position as Chief Economist for First
Interstate Banks; John Maguire; Dennis Gilbert and
Bob Matheney. Jimmy and John were also Pedro Mig-
uel schoolmates, as was Jimmy Spaulding, who came
by with his lovely wife, Virginia (Lutz).
The following morning, "Lucho" gave a little
private piano concert for Lois (DeLaMater) Bates
and I in the Westwind'r Lounge before Lois (our
new Hawaii reporter) and I attended the Area Rep-
orters Luncheon. We both enjoyed the delicious,
well-planned luncheon and informative meeting very
much. I especially enjoyed meeting our editor and
President-elect Bill Wheeler. Also present was my
former school-mate Mildred (True) Hearne, as well
as other reporters I feel privileged to work with.
Danny and I had the pleasant experience of fly-
ing back as far as Atlanta with Martin Wenpe and
his charming little wife, but we all changed
The most inspirational moment of the entire re-
union, for us, was Mr. Robert Dill's address at
the Luncheon, as well as watching his and his
wife's really great dancing (every dance!) the
A tremendous joy for me was that upon leaving
the Saturday night Ball, I met my very first Canal
Zone playmate from pre-kindergarten days Victor
May. I was sorry I did not see his wife, June
(Hambleton); she and I attended Sunday School in
the same class. We also both enjoyed seeing
another of my fellow-workers from WWII days, Bill
'Wich" Wichman and meeting his pretty little wife,
Barbara, son Bill, and other family members.
Former fellow residents of Pedro Miguel we en-
joyed seeing were Hanpton Tedder and his wife,
Claire; Norm Anderson, Joe Hunt and his wife,
Louise (Bathgeber); another Sunda School classmate
Riggs Forrest; Troy and Mrs. Hayes; "Betty", Bmlye
and Freddie Mead, and Ton Halliday. Tom's and his
beautiful wife, Marjorie's dancing is professional
quality and a joy to watch. Another skilled dancer
present was Mattes Orr, now of Colorado.
We certainly look forward to seeing them and
many others we enjoyed re-meeting at future annual
reunions, and hope that many of them and other
outside-of-Arizona former Isthmians will attend
our semi-annual Arizona meetings.
Our next Arizona luncheon meeting will be at
the Ramada Inn of the Casa Grande/Arizona City
area on I-10, Saturday, October 18, 1986, 12:00
noon. See Announcements for details, price, etc.
elsewhere in this issue of the Canal Record, and
Jane (Dickson) Cox
7628 E. Turnquist
Tucson, AZ 85715
The hot sunner DRY days are here now with blue
skies and burning hot. Most people keep to their
cool homes, and with watering, gardens flourish.
We're fortunate to have no water shortage yet, and
feel sorry for those who do.
Keith York, our President of our Canal Zone
Society presided very well at the annual Blanche
Shaw picnic in Fayetteville's Agri Park, on
Father's Day. It was well-attended, with many
young people, good weather and even better food...
even Seviche! We also had a computer print-out
banner wishing the gentlemen 'Happy Father's Day'
and one for the Canal Zone Society, provided by
Winona and Keith York have had lots of company
in their new home, including their daughter, Kerry
and three children from Scotland. The grandchild-
ren spent ten days getting better acquainted with
their grandparents and looked forward to visiting
Frances and Andy Whitlock were delighted with
the ten-day visit by their daughter, Julie Werouck
from Mishawaka, Indiana. Then Paul arrived from
Orlando, Fla. to complete their happiness. Andy is
working hard in his garden of tanatoes, string
beans, swiss chard and lettuce, competing with the
squirrels for the tomatoes! Finally he bought a
B-B gun and hopes to scare them away. Good luck,
Jim Palumbo is spending about a month with Luke
and enjoying each other's gourmet cooking and com-
panionship! In October, Luke hopes to attend his
Alma mater's Homecoming at Northwest Missouri
State. He was president of his class, 50 years ago
so is anticipating a wonderful time.
Petie and Carl Maedl have sold their home on
Henryetta Street and will be moving into a two-
bedroom apartment at Butterfield Trail Village
around August 1st. Their new address is: 1923 East
Joyce St., Apt. 245, Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Mildred Higgens said that Ed and she have been
doing sane rain dances and the rain crows have
been calling for water. Some of it must have
worked, for we've had a light rain today perhaps
we should all do it!
Theo Hallin spent two weeks with her sister in
West Virginia. Theo is expecting her son-in-law
and daughter, Elizabeth, class of '66 of Fayette-
ville High School, which is holding its 20th class
reunion. Theo's son, David is also coming home so
she'll have a full house!
Speaking of a full house, Lee and Harry Butz
had one too, with son, Harry Butz, Jr. (Ricky),
and his wife, Vida, from Reno, Nevada; daughter,
Esther and her husband, Clair from Jenks, Okla.
Lenor (Lee) and Harry F. Butz, Sr.
Peter Butz, his wife, Janice and their three sons
of Sapulpa, Okla. stayed nearby at a friend's
house, so it was a great reunion. But, not only
that it was the occasion of the 50th wedding
anniversary of Lee and Harry Butz. The children
and grandchildren hosted a beautiful reception in
their honor at the First Methodist Church in
Springdale on July 13, from 2:00 to 4:00. The
fellowship hall was attractively decorated with
ferns and multiple bouquets of roses. A 3-tiered
cake, topped with a cluster of bells; punch;
mints; nuts; small sandwiches and luscious fruit
bowl served in a watermelon completed the deli-
cious refreshments. Lee's brother from Kingston,
New York spent a week to help celebrate with them
while many other friends from Arkansas towns came
to wish them well. It was a memorable occasion!
Bud Huldtquist of Dothan, Alabama flew to
Fayetteville and then drove with his mother, Bates
Weiman to Houston, Texas, staying with Florabelle
(Moon) Helmerichs. They enjoyed a wonderful re-
union with many relatives in that area.
Mike and Minnie Burton flew to Birmingham, Ala.
to spend a week with son, Mike Jr. and his wife,
Carolyn and daughter.
Dick Cxon attended the Pan Canal Reunion in
Tanpa and thoroughly enjoyed it. Seeing many of
his Panama Railraod buddies was the highlight for
him. Mary stayed at home and enjoyed Liberty week-
end on TV.
Mary wants to take this occasion to thank the
'young folks' who attended our NW Arkansas Pan
Canal picnic this year. Their presence gave the
'old timers' a shot in the arm. Some of those who
were there were Esther Butz Clair and her husband,
Bill; Wally Waddell, his wife and children; Sarah
Palumbo Stephen, her husband and children; Wynne
Favorite Pedlow, her husband and children, and
Peter Butz, his wife and sons. It was good to have
Alice and Ron Jacobs with us also, both of whom
are retired and year-around residents of Locust
Grove, Oklahoma now.
Hope to see many of you at the Annual Business
Meeting and Luncheon in October.
To one and all: The fall dinner and get-togeth-
er of the Northwest Arkansas Society of the Panama
Canal will be held at Wyatt's Cafeteria, Fayette-
ville, Ar., October 11, 1986. No reservations are
needed. Ya all come about 11 A.M. and stay as long
as you wish. Any one with ties to the Panama Canal
The Huffmans Red and Kathleen hot footed
it down to Wynne, Ar., to see "first" Huffman boy
born to Kathy and Willy Huffan by name of Stephen
Willian. He has three sisters, Cassie, Kara and
Laura Beth. After spoiling their new grandson,
they headed for New York state to see Kathleen's
relatives. Glad to report all doing fine. Red has
put his bowling ball on the shelf for the sunmer
and is concentrating on gardening and fishing.
Had a nice visit with John and laurie Engelke and
family up from Panama and Evelyn John's Mother
entertained on the electronic organ with several
Virginia Favorit had as her guests over the
Father's Day week-end, her granddaughter, Wynne
(Favorite) Pedlow, her husband Del and children,
Thillip and Ananda. They also attended the annual
picnic in Fayetteville.
Jack and Joan Corliss just back from attending
the "big" reunion in Tanpa, Fl. stopped on their
way down in Dothan, Al. to visit with Flossie
Fallon in her beautiful trailer. While in Florida,
visited with sister, Joy Lindell in Pinellas Park
and attended a barbeque at Sara Rowley's home in
Clearwater, Fl. On return trip they stopped in
Ormond Beach, Fl. to visit Georgia and Bill Young.
Now contemplating a visit to Colorado in the near
future with the Swearingen family.
Etta Faye Terrell had cataract surgery early
in May and there to offer moral support were An-
drea and Paul Oliver daughter and son-in-law.
Carl Newiard was visiting with his son, Bruce
and family in Michigan.
Addie Colclasure and daughter Marion are busy
around their place. Addie recently attended the
funeral of her mother-in-law in Anadarko, Ok.
Grandson Danny just completed boot canp at Great
Lakes Naval Station and was assigned to the sub-
marine school at New London, Ct. Her other grand-
son, Freddie graduated from Rogers High School
and will attend the University of Arkansas on a
medical scholarship this fall. Marion has been
busy with work shops in education in both Oklahoma
Jessie Neihard is settled in her apartment and
had her granddaughter, Stephanie Hibdon of Denver,
Co., here for a two week visit.
Evelyn Engelke was surprised with a Mother's
Day visit by her son Bill from Salinas, Ca.; her
son John, his wife Laurie and their children, Ric,
Lee and Joy, who spent several days before going
on to California to visit with Laurie's family,
Bruce and Dorothy Sanders have been keeping
close to home. Bruce is getting along great after
his heart surgery and in keeping with his recovery
he is walking two miles a day, but the recent heat
wave is making his walking some what of a chore.
Ralph and Marie Shuey of Neosho, Mo., enjoyed
a restful trip to Hawaii. They visited with Capt.
Greg and Vicky (Baldwin) Fischer. Enjoyed travel-
ing the big island, but the rain prevented their
going to any of the other islands. Vicky is the
daughter of Father Bill Baldwin, pastor of St.
Andrews Church in Cocoli, C.Z., and it had been
20 years since the Shuey's had seen her. In mid
July the Shuey's are taking off for three months
to spend time with Marie's family in the Black
Forest region of Germany.
Dick and Maxine Reinhold visited their daugh-
ters in St. Paul, Mn.
Pete and Sue Warner spent part of the month
of May on a trip to New York for a visit with
their three daughters. While there, Pete and Pat
went to Ottawa, Ontario. Their daughter, Phyllis
attended her high school reunion in San Antonio,
Tx. Son Stuart was vacationing from his job in
Bahrain and they enjoyed a visit with him. After
returning home, son Robert and wife Leslie and
Robert, Jr. visited from Mobile, Al. Robert is
a pilot on a sea-going tug from Mobile taking coal
through the Tombigbee Canal to the Tennessee River
to Chattanooga and Oak Ridge.
John and Polly Michaelis enjoyed a visit from
Gregory, his wife ha0rmaine (Risberg), and daugh-
ters Stephanie and Christina over Father's Day.
They are expecting a visit in August with grand-
daughters, Angela and Tiffany Snyder.
Marylin and Marla Amen went to Gulfport, Miss.
to visit son Marty who is stationed there with
the Coast Guard. Both of them are looking forward
to hosting an exchange student from Honduras for
the upcoming school year.
Nobby and Peggy Keller enjoyed a corrplete fam-
ily reunion while in Florida attending the PCSOF
bash. From Florida, Mrs. Sue Magee went on to Cal-
ifornia to spend some time with daughters, Anne
Betty McGilberry enjoyed a visit with Capt.
Art and Peggy Cherry when they stopped on their
way back to Clearwater, Fl. from Illinois. She
also accompanied Marylin and Marla Annen to Gulf-
port, Miss. to see Marty Annen and help him cele-
brate his birthday.
Bud and Betty Balcer spent Memorial Day weekend
in Shreveport, La. with son Paul Rhoads and fami-
ly. The weather was hot and humid but glad to re-
port everyone is fine. On the first of July, we
drove to McGregor, la. for a weeks stay with Mrs.
Edna Balcer. The weather cooperated and was nice.
The corn crop in Iowa and Missouri grows tall and
looks very good. After returning home, Betty re-
quired a short stay in the hospital and is well
on her way to recovery. After a few more weeks,
we want to visit our grandson, Paul Pedersen, who
is spending the summer in Ohio with his mother,
Susan Burdette. Our plans for a trip to England
and Scotland were put on hold by Betty being hos-
Red and Alice Nail had reservations for the
reunion in Florida, but were forced to cancel when
Red was felled by arthritis. Aspirin was prescrib-
ed, but Red developed a bleeding ulcer and wound
up in intensive care. He is doing much better at
this time. Also, a friend, Barbara Andrasek, from
Alexandria, Va. dropped by to visit and wound up
purchasing a town house at Prairie Creek over-
looking Beaver Lake. She will be taking up resi-
dence early next year.
Those in attendance at the annual picnic held
June 15, 1986 at Agri Park, Fayetteville, Ar.were:
Balcer, Bud and Betty
Bircher, Vernon and Edith
Butz, Harry and Lenor
Condon, Dick and Mary
Graves, Steve and Lisa
Harp, Harold and Jerry
Huffman, Willard and Kathleen
Keller, Nobby and Peggy
Kluth, Ed and Milan
Maedl, Carl and Petie
McCue, William and Charlotte
Michaelis, John and Polly
Nail, Red and Alice
Palumbo, Sara and family
Reinhold, Dick and Maxine
Sanders, Bruce and Dorothy
Scarborough, Dr. and Mrs. Wm.
Terrell, Etta Faye
Wrenn, Earl and Maxine
York, Keith and Winona
Out of State guests were:
Jacobs, Ron and Alice
Pedlow, Del and Wynne (Favorite) and
Michaelis, Gregory and Charmaine and
Robert "Bd" Balcer
Bill Evarts is overjoyed to be working in real
estate after twenty years in the U.S. Navy and
ten years in banking. He received his real estate
license on Feb. 14 and went to work for Century
21 Don Bickel, Bonita, CA. Wife Polly worked ten
years for Ticor Title Insurance, San Diego, and
has been promoted to manager of the customer ser-
vice department. According to reports, this is
the largest title company in the U.S.A. We offer
our congrats to both!
She has not yet completed her writing course,
but already Janet Laschinger has had a short story
accepted by Inky Trails Publications, which repre-
sents several magazines of children's stories.
Moises and Jean (Stinehart) de la Pena spent
a most rewarding few days in May at the home of
Charlie and Hazel Heim, Crestline, CA., and were
joined by Ellen (Greenleaf) Johnson, from Alpine.
I keep telling Moises he should write or tape his
Canal experiences for his family and others to
enjoy, especially since his father knew Gorgas
in about 1904.
Recently An Houston fell and broke her hip
and arm on the left side. As of mid-July her sur-
geon had put in a new hip joint, and the main cast
is off the arm, so she is recovering nicely. She
and Al have been delighted with visits from their
son, Carl, daughter-in-law, Shirley, and grand-
children, Carrie and Steven, from La Canada.
Ever-busy Jane Ellis gave a Stanley Party in
June. Among the 10-15 guests was Mary Lou Jeffries
and all spent a very pleasant evening. Jane also
attended the Silver Salts WAVE Birthday Celebra-
tion, at the Amphibious Base, Coronado, in July,
where she was able to greet early navy friends.
Clifton and Thelma (Torbert) Sasso welcomed
their son, Clifton T., his wife, Jennifer (Byer-
ley), and little Nicole for a ten-day visit in
June. They came in from San Antonio, TX.
Other travelers coming in from Mesa, AZ. to
San Diego the end of June were Martha (Peterson)
Janes and her husband Hap to visit with friend
Dorothy (Wertz) Cotton had to take it easy for
six weeks after her cataract/inplant surgery and
is delighted to have some of the stitches out as
of mid-July. She laughed when I told her now
she'll be able to "see" the dust in her house,
her vision will be so improved.
After twenty years, Toni Huff, of San Diego
eagerly anticipated a reunion in Orlando, FL with
three high school buddies prior to the Florida
Reunion, and both events lived up to her expecta-
tions. Lyndall Sellens came from Medford, OR; her
sister, Elva, from Roseberg, OR; and Dolores
(Schmidt) Cardin from Moultrie, GA. All four grew
up living on the same block of Amador Road, Bal-
boa. They did the tourist circuit of Disney World
and Epcot Center, but the greatest reward was in
being together. As for the Florida Reunion, they
had a splendid time, and in Toni's words "closed
down the dance". They saw Toni's brother, Donald
Huff, from New Baltimore, MI; sister, Edie Huff
Willoughby, from Balboa, Panama; and parents,
Mooney and Toi Huff, of Brevard, NC. In addition,
they saw the Albritton family, Sharon O'Brien,
Kay Hamilton, and Uncle Tan Huff of Indiana, PA.
At the conclusion of the Reunion, Toni, Elva,
and Edie took a trip to Jamaica, which they don't
recommend. At least they got to eat rose apples
and ginnups, a reminder of the old days in the
Zone. Incidentally, Toni and her partner, leslie
Coneay, are thrilled to death with the success
in their recruitment advertising agency in San
Diego only nine months old, too!
A most welcome surprise in June was a call all
the way from Martha's Vineyard, MA., from Edward
S. Randolph, Jr. He enjoyed our news and wanted
to tell us so. The son of Edward S., Sr. (Design
engineer of Madden Dam) and Dorothy M. (Layland)
Randolph, Ed is of the class of BHS '35. He left
the Navy in 1946, earned a BS degree in commercial
aviation, then went to work for the United Fruit
Company. For the past ten years he has been as-
sociated with the Steamship Authority of Mass.
and retires in April, 1987. He is interested in
locating Buddy Duyer and in receiving correspon-
dence from any of his early friends. You may write
him at P.O.Box 1409, Vineyard haven, MA., 02568.
Evelyn (Belanger) and Warren Wood and
their children, (L-R): Jean, Lynda,
Larry, Claudia and Cynthia, at the re-
ception following Lynda's wedding on
April 19, 1986.
The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Cen-
tury awarded a certificate at their National Con-
ference in Washington, D.C., April 12, to Cathe-
rine Schafer (Catsy Taylor Shafer) for her "out-
standing contribution" to the Advancement of Her-
aldry and Coats of Arms to the Society. As Chair-
man of Heraldry for the California State Society
she has given talks and a slide show on the sub-
ject to chapters in Pasadena, Van Nuys, Palm De-
sert, Gilroy and will be in Victorville on Nov.
1, 1986. She has emblazoned over eighty Coats of
Arms, and is preparing a program for others to
use, which w-ll be on file at the National Hdq.
She credits two former Canal friends with help
in her work: Pat Beall, Editor of the Canal Record
who was interested in heraldry while in Panama,
and J. Bartley Smith, an authority on genealogy
and medieval history. Our hearty congrats for her
devotion and award!
Mrs. Louis J. Pitney (Susan Taylor) was awarded
a certificate by District XIV California State
Society, Daughters of the American Revolution,
for her "outstanding achievements" as Chairman
of Junior American Citizens, for her chapter,
Letitia Coxe Shelby, of La Mesa, CA. Mrs. Pitney
was presented with a certificate and checks total-
ling $200 on May 2, at the Marine Corps Recruit
Depot Officer's Club, San Diego, where District
XIV held their luncheon. Again we offer our ap-
Jim and Jane (Kaufer) Cochran are happy to re-
late some interesting events. Their son, Joseph,
was married in March to Vicki Parks, in a beauti-
ful setting and ceremony at the Yacht Club on
Bodega Bay. Not only did they have two floors of
the new building for the entire day, but a four-
piece band played everything from country-western,
blues, songs from the '40's and '50's, up to the
modern day. Then in May, Jane and Jim drove up
Highway 1 to Washington, enjoying the California
and Oregon coasts. While in Washington, they vis-
ited Bud and Harriet Journey in Poulsbo, also
Jane's aunt, Jane Journey, in Winslow. She is in
a rest home there (this is the second one). She'd
love to hear from old friends in San Diego and
Los Angeles, which is where she lived after leav-
ing Panama. Jane and Jim are sorry to miss the
West Coast Reunion this year, but they had already
planned a trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Blessings to all, and remember us with your
Grace Brown, Seal Beach, CA went on a cruise
around the Hawaiian Islands in April with daughter
Barbara, her brother Ted and wife and an old
friend. They spent an extra 10 days in Honolulu.
KUDOS FROM THE CALIFORNIA BUNCH! Another annual
reunion has come and gone. Much time and conmit-
ment has gone into the organization and running
of the 1986 reunion. This year was so much better
organized and from everyone I talked to, this one
was the best. Can it get any better? Everything
seemed to go off without a hitch and was much en-
joyed by everyone. We salute all of you great peo-
ple who worked so hard to make this reunion so
successful for all of us. For those of you who
were unable to attend, you missed a great time!
See you next year.
Kathryn Argo Molinaro
The officers of our Colorado mini-group have
been very busy sending letters to find how many
folks are really interested in continuing activi-
ties. They have also been working very hard on
plans for the August get together in Steamboat
Springs, Co. It seems that there is just a small
core willing to continue the group as responses
this summer are slow.
We are delighted that some of the out of state
visitors are willing to share their activities
with us. Bud and Valerie (McIntire) Denpsey sub-
mitted a report of their vacation in the U.S. re-
cently. Valerie's Mon and Dad are Bertha-Jane
(B.J.) and Milt Law. Valerie said "We met Noel
and Jerry Farnsworth at the Holiday Inn Surfside
in Clearwater, Fl., for our second family reunion
from Panama and planned our third for next year.
We visited Jack and Gloria Corrigan the day after
they moved into their new casa in Clearwater, then
off to Atlanta, Ga. to visit Donnie and Paula
Adams and their girls. We visited with Bud's par-
ents, Herschell and Florence Dempsey and his
brother Warren in Anniston, Al. The finishing
touches are being done on their new home, a beau-
tiful five bedroom, 2 fireplaces, lots of land
and even a small stream. We can hardly wait for
our next visit. Then on to Denver to visit my par-
ents, my grandmother Mary Eleanor (Latennann)
Becker and sister Cathy (McIntire) Spafford. We
had several get-togethers with Richard "Buckeye
and Betty (Farrell) Swearingen, Andrea (Byrd) and
Lester "Sonny" Smith along with his brother Jack
Smith from Houston. On our first visit to Califor-
nia, we stayed with Fmily (Tinkler) and Ron Pear-
son and children, Brad and Jill at their home in
Whittier. What wonderful, caring hosts! They had
box seats at our first Pro ballgame, the Dodgers
vs Cubs in the Dodger stadium. Then the Universal
Studio tours where our daughter Adrea was taken
out of the audience to ride one of the bikes as
they did in the movie "E.T.", followed by a won-
derful day at Knotts Berry Farm. On the way back
east we stopped off in Houston, Tx. where we spent
four days with amigos Allen and Bonnie (Bishop)
Steiner. Much to our surprise a party was given
for us by our old C.Z. friend "Catz". By the way,
this is the only name Catz goes by. We return to
Panama on July 20 with such great memories."
Thanks, Val for the bright news of your visit.
I have been out of town quite a bit this past
month as I am investigating the possibility of
relocating to a warmer climate. I spent a week
visiting "old" friends in Central Florida and a
week with my sister, Jane (Dickson) and Dan Cox
in Tucson, Az. It was the first time I had seen
their lovely new Condo. Dan and his brother Stan
had just completed building a lovely screened Ari-
zona room on the patio in spite of the fact that
Dan had just recovered from knee surgery. The
temperature was 100 to 104 degrees so shorts were
the uniform of the day. Dan looked pretty good
considering the surgery as a matter of fact,
had he been wearing pantyhose I could have said,
"Eat your heart out, Joe Namath!".
While in Tucson, my sister and I visited with
Peggy Bradley, formerly a neighbor in Pedro Mi-
guel. An afternoon tea in her attractive home was
one of the highlights for me. We spoke of memories
of Peggy's sisters Betty and 'W'psy" Bradley.
Mopsy is the reporter from the beautiful state
Donna (Dickson) Hudson
The Panama Canal Society of Florida's Reunion
brought visitors to our area from all over the
United States. Vic May's sister, Clara Chambers,
from Kerrville, TX. with daughter Carla Chambers
Spafford, Carla's daughters Jenny and Jody from
Denton, TX. were the houseguests of June and Vic
Mildred and Joe Hickey were delighted to have
their children visit them during this time Bar-
bara Grinnell from Tanpa and her daughter Kathy
and Rick Thornhill and son Christopher; Diane
Hickey Irvine and daughter Cheryl, who just gradu-
ated from college; Tom Hickey and his Ann from
Sierra Vista, AZ.; Major Joe Hickey and his wife
Debbie from Guernee, II. On May 1, 1986 Captain
Joe Hickey became a Major. He and Debbie are now
stationed at Fort Sheridan, II.
Dot and Bob Herrington enjoyed a house full
with their daughter, Bobby Lou Wellington, husband
Don and their children Brad, Cheryl and Kerry.
It was their first reunion and they were over-
whelmed by it all. Also brother Tom Jordan, his
wife Doris and son Bryan came from Plantation,
FL. as first timers. Jean and Bob Wainio spent
a few days with the Herringtons and everyone had
a great time! They all went home to get some much
Issy Gibson had Betty Irvin Quintero and Flor-
ence May Farr as her houseguests.
Dorothy Yocum spent time in the Hospitality
and Registration area and reports it was the fun
place to meet a lot of folks she hadn't seen in
years. Our "Brown Bagger" ladies were well repre-
sented at these locations.
Grace (Jones) Carey's son, John came for the
reunion and her daughter Karen Hull spent a week
with her. Other houseguests following the reunion
were Wilma Reynolds Kirkpatrick and Vince Rey-
nolds. Now Grace will head back to Ann Arbor, MI.
Pete and Marje Foster returned home Sunday af-
ter the reunion with houseguests daughter, June
Trim and Yvette (Burgoon) Morgan. Their grandson
John Trim arrived on Monday to spend the summer
with Pete and Marje. Just prior to the reunion,
Judy (Tipton) Hooper and her children, Valerie,
Vanessa and Wade visited from Louisiana and at-
tended the reunion for the first time.
Jane and Fred Huldtquist were delighted to have
their cousins Florabelle Helmerichs and Dave and
Mary Jane Moon Dickerson from Houston, TX here
at the reunion. Dave hadn't forgotten his "Pana"
dancing and has taught Mary Jane well. They all
promise to return again next year.
Mildred (Owen) Sutherland of Clearwater was
happy to have her son, Owen from Rochester, MI
and her daughter, Marsha McNamara with her fam-
ily from Dedham, MA. for the reunion.
Owen joined the '56 BHS Bulldogs for their re-
union, and was happy to room with his old friend,
Jim Selby from Atlanta.
After three days at Disney World with all the
MdNamaras, the reunion was a happy climax for Mar-
sha's first reunion.
The Roaueys, the Stevensons, the Gunns,
the Gerharts, the Lindells, the Johnsons
and the Cortiss family at the Reunion in
Tampa, July 1986.
This reporter really had a reunion of my own.
My daughter, Dorothy Gerhart, her husband Jim and
their children, Suzanne, Brian and Captain Kenneth
Gerhart. Kenneth is stationed in Ft. Belvoir, VA.
My daughter, June with her husband Davis visited
me before returning to Atlanta, GA. to be with
her daughter Lori and her husband Virgil Snow and
their new daughter, Alexandria Nicole. Lori and
family were here for their second reunion and lov-
ed every minute of it. My son Skip with his wife
Beverly and their daughters, Renee and Adriane
are spending the month with me.
Also visiting were my niece Joan Van Vliet Cor-
liss, her husband Jack and daughter leslie from
Rogers, AR. with Joan's sister, Joy Lindell with
husband, Bruce and their daughter, Pamela Johnson;
my nephew, Lanny unn from Orlando and his daugh-
ter B onie Gum from Washington, D.C. It was won-
derful to have us all together again. The only
ones missing were grandson, Davis R. Stevenson,
Charles "Butch" Johnson and Lanny's wife Eddie
and John Corliss from Rogers, AR.
Florida Mid-East Coast
Since I am the new Reporter on the block, I
will take this opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Leona Sanders Snedeker, 1945 graduate
of CHS and I married Leo W. Snedeker, Jr., former
employee of the Supply Department, working as a
Stationary Steam Engineer at the Balboa Oil Hand-
ling Plant and the Mt. Hope Plant. Leo and I have
attended four reunions and we are both anxious
to get to know more C. Z. folks and decided this
was one way to get really involved. So, any of
you out there who live in the Eastern-Central area
of Florida, now is the time to call or write to
me with your news items. I plan on trying to per-
sonally contact as many of you as I can and hope-
fully we will start our own area contributions.
Leo and I enjoyed the recent reunion so much
for we saw people we hadn't seen in over forty-
five years. We spotted George and Virginia Booth
on the shuttle bus after the Ball. Leo spent many
happy hours in the Balboa Swimming Pool watching
George perform his wonderful diving feats. I had
a wonderful visit with Allen Brown, a dear and
We particularly enjoyed the Panazonian Dance
and hope that this more intimate gathering will
be featured in future reunions.
Don't forget to send me your news!
Leona Sanders Snedeker
Mrniel and John Uhitman enjoyed having Jean
and Fred Kirk and their grandson Steve Griffin
from Springfield, OH. who visited them during
the Reunion. Jean and Fred were staying with
In case you have wondered who the "Brown Bag-
gers" are, we are a social group of ex-Zonians
who get together the first and third Wednesday
of each month. The name comes from our bringing
our lunch in a brown bag. We meet at a different
home each time and the hostess serves beverage
and dessert. Our last meeting was with Edith Cot-
ton and we had a super time.
Elsewhere in this issue you will read of the
engagement of Tracy Glassburn of Clearwater to
Dr. Stefan Rysgard Witek of Mansfied, England.
Just to prove that the Canal Zone was truly the
"Crossroads of the World", the name Glassburn rang
several bells in our minds and after asking ques-
tions, we learned that Tracy, as the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Glassburn was the granddaugh-
ter on the maternal side of the late Jack DeVore
who worked in the C.Z. Accounting Department in
Balboa and Mrs. Deetz DeVore of Clearwater, and
on the paternal side, the granddaughter of the
late Paul D. Glassburn, Sr., a Major in the Ser-
vice in WWII. He was a prisoner in the Far East
and died just one month before the war ended. Her
paternal grandmother was the late Zelda Eggleston
Glassburn, sister of the late D. Maurice Eggleston
who was a well known Atlantic side family. Zelda
worked in the Personnel sector of Panama Canal
in Balboa Hts. during the '50's. Who said Joan
Rivers was the only questioner? Incidentally,
Tracy's brother Stephen Glassburn will be the Or-
ganist at his sister's wedding.
On July 22, Dorothy Hamlin will travel to Som-
mers, NY to visit with her daughter Janie leffing-
well. She plans a delightful time with her family
and is quite thrilled about the visit.
Her grandson, Craig M. Leffingwell D.M.D. has
opened his office for the practice of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery in Portsmouth, NH. Keep this
in mind if you are travelling in that area and
need the attention of a "Good Mouth Doctor". He
really knows his stuff!
Vera and Alton Jones reported having as house
guests preceding the PCSOF Reunion, Capt. E. B.
Rainier and his wife, Iuise, who now following
retirement from Panama will be residing in Lin-
coln, Neb.; also visiting was Ann urilarie Halvosa
from Raleigh, N.C.
Dr. Deborah Pate had a happy visit with her
parents, Dorothy and Al Pate in June, but was un-
able to stay for the Reunion and had to return
to San Diego, CA. Sorry Debbie, we missed you!
We had many friends and visitors in our Sara-
sota area, an added reason for these visits being
the Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion.
Franny (Days) Jones had the pleasure of a visit
from Edna (Thirwall) Tipton of Portsmouth, VA.
Her son, Comdr Albert D. Jones, USN with his wife,
Lola (Frauenheim), and daughter, Ashlyn of Pensa-
cola, FL visited Franny before and after the Re-
union. They later drove over to Largo, FL to visit
Lola's parents, Kerner and Foy Frauenbeim. Fran-
ny's daughter, Dona (Jones) Brophy and daughter,
Charlene of Diablo Hts, R.P. flew up from Panama
to visit her mother and attend the Reunion. They
later went to Castine, ME to join her husband,
Capt. John Brophy, at their summer home.
Other houseguests included her niece, Judy
(Days) Bugge of San Diego, CA and her nephew, Tim-
my Days of Mexico. Billie Hultin of Panama, R.P.
was an overnight visitor and later visited with
her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Donna
(Rathgeber) Crump and children in Myrtle Beach,
NC. Franny had a house full, off and on, but a
great time was had by all. Franny left early in
August to spend the rest of the sumner with her
daughter, Dona Brophy and family at their cottage
Billie Galloway had much joy to share as her
granddaughters, Anna (Galloway) Adams and Kari
Jo (Galloway) Cassidy with her husband, Marc and
young son, Christopher Marc Cassidy of Atlanta,
CA have been her houseguests. Of course, Billie's
great grandson,Christopher was the center of at-
Marion (Neely) Greene hosted the coffee group
at her home on the Monday after the Reunion for
Sarasotans, their guests and visitors in the area.
This has been an annual tradition with Marion so
we could meet and reminisce with folks we might
have missed at the Reunion.
Out of town guests included, Stella (Boggs)
DeMarr of Arlington, VA; Toodles (Warren) Setzer
of Sun City, FL and her houseguests, Jean (Dennis)
Herbert, Trenton, NJ and her sister, Josephine
(Dennis) Konover, Princeton, NJ; Nellrie Berger,
Signal Mountain, TN and Helen Patterson Schrnm
of Montana, who taught several of us typing and
shorthand at Cristobal High School in the 1930's.
It was great seeing her and another popular CHS
teacher, Adamry Anderson Bright of Jacksonville,
FL. During the coffee, Nellrie sang several patri-
otic songs in observance of Liberty Week and the
hostess' favorite hymn, "In The Garden". It was
fun being together, almost like a mini reunion.
Mattes Orr, BHS '37, of Ridgeway, CO attended
his first PCSOF Reunion and enjoyed seeing many
classmates as they also celebrated their 1936-1937
Balboa High School 50th Class Reunion. Mattes
spent ten days with his sister, Mary Orr, and saw
many mutual friends as well as interesting attrac-
tions in Sarasota.
John and Gladys MhLain enjoyed a summer visit
by their son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Cindy
MIcain and children from Ft. Clayton. They also
visited Cindy's relatives in Amarillo, TX.
Jeanne (Walker) Wagner and daughters, Gayle
and Jeanine, accompanied by a friend, Wendy Fas-
sett of Anchorage, AK spent a three week vacation
with Jeanne's parents, George and Mayno (Bliss)
Walker in Sarasota. They arrived for the reunion
and enjoyed visiting with many friends and class-
mates, including a large gathering of former
neighbors from the West Bank Cocoli and Rodman,
CZ. They also visited Jeanne's sister Carole (Wal-
ker) Miller of Tanpa, FL and Mickey (Walker) Fitz-
gerald and family in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The
family group took in the various Florida attrac-
tions, including Sea World, camping at Disney-
world's Fort Wilderness, Epcot, Busch Gardens,
Adventure Island and the Sea Escape Cruise.
A farewell family dinner was held at the Walker
residence and a fun evening of reminiscing, show-
ing home movies when the children were young and
old snapshots. Departures are sad, but all were
anticipating returning next year for the 1987 Pan
Canal Reunion and family gatherings.
Fran Orvis and her grandson, Bobby Orvis, spent
the weekend in Daytona Beach, FL with her son and
family, Bob and Lotty Orvis and children, Carl
and Nita. Fran's other son, Maj. James Orvis, USAF
retired, recently returned from a visit in Phoenix
with his son-in-law and daughter, Joel and Kathy
(Orvis) Grisius and young son, Michael Ryan who
was born September 5, 1985. Michael is Jim's first
grandchild and Fran Orvis' first great grandchild.
Joe and Rae bdon have returned from a three
week visit at the home of their son and his wife,
Dick and Kathy Ebdon and children in Irvine, CA.
They stayed with their grandchildren, Geoffrey
and Jennifer while Dick and Kathy accepted an in-
vitation to attend the activities surrounding the
Statue of Liberty in New York during Liberty Week.
Rae and Joe also visited in San Diego with her
niece, Carol (Newhard), wife of Capt. Andrew
Bleakley, USN and enjoyed going to Sea World.
"ap" Ebdon accompanied Rae and Joe part way
and enroute visited his younger son and wife, Bill
and Susie (Fahnestock) Ebdon in Pass Christian,
In May, Allen and Kay Miller drove to Danville,
IL to visit relatives and then on to Colorado to
visit their daughter and family, Donald and Mar-
jorie (Miller) Scheime, and their newly adopted
daughter, Melinda Kay, born May 3, 1986. On June
8, Kay and Allen were present for Melinda's bap-
tismal ceremony and the reception for the thirty-
five guests held at the Scheiwe's following the
ceremony. The Aliens other daughter and family,
Dale and Martha (Miller) Hoskins, and young Mi-
chael Allen Hoskins of Portland, OR visited the
Scheiwes while Kay and Allen were still there for
a joyous family reunion.
Myrtle THghes accompanied Jay Cain on a tour
to Washington, D.C. where they took in the many
sights, visiting Government buildings, Museums
and other places of interest. They were very im-
pressed with the visit to the Florida State House,
the "home away from home" for Floridians who are
welcomed with open arms and given a complete tour.
It is the only "State" house in Washington and
was built with contributions from the Florida res-
idents, with no politics involved. Myrtle and Jay
recommend that Floridians should put it at the
top of their list of places to visit, it gives
you a true sense of pride and makes you proud to
be an American. They report the tour was outstand-
ing and the daily tour guides were great.
Jay Cain later flew to New Jersey to visit her
sister, Myrill Weicksell in Wayne, NJ and then
to Willingboro, NJ to visit other relatives and
attend a farewell party for her niece and husband
who are moving to Germany where her husband has
been assigned for duty in the U.S. Air Force.
Stella (Boggs) DeMarr of Arlington, VA was the
houseguest of her uncle and aunt, Walter and Blan-
che (Walker) Hartman. Blanche's sister, Dora (Wal-
ker) hatburn of Salinas, Ecuador also visited
the Hartmans in their Glen Oaks home.
Myrtle Hughes spent the Memorial Day weekend
in Merritt Island, FL with her daughter, Sandra
(Hughes) Claflin. Myrtle also enjoyed a visit with
her son and his wife, Ton and Lorna Hughes of Deer
Park, TX. Joan (Reed) Dabek, CHS '52 travelled
to Florida with Tom and Lorna and visited Myrtle
before attending her first PCSOF Reunion. Joan
is Head of Circulation at the University of Hous-
ton Library in Texas. Her husband, Ray Dabek play-
ed for Cristobal in the Atlantic Side Baseball
League and later played pro ball in the States.
Mina Dee enjoyed a visit from her nephew, Rob
Roy Adams, son of her brother, Robbie and Pat
Adas of Pass Christian, MS. He later visited with
Mina's son and wife, Bill and Mary Jo Lang and
their children in Portland, OR and Olynpia, WA.
Rob Roy is a marine electrician and shipped out
of Seattle on the S.S. Independence, which is home
ported in Honolulu, HI.
Jeanne Burgoon had as weekend houseguests, her
daughter and granddaughter, Karen O'Neill and
Laura Jeann (Tinm) Fox of Deerfield Beach, FL and
her niece, Patty Kunkel who was visiting from
Pinellas Park, FL. All attended the Canal Zone
Birthday Club, hosted by Jeanne, using an appro-
priate theme for July, The Statue of Liberty.
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Bill DeLaMater and his sister, Lois De-
LaMater Bates with their aunt, Lee
Schmidt and cousin, Arline (Schmidt)
Winerman at their Siesta Key home.
Fmmun Lee (Worsley) Schmidt and her daughter,
Dr. Arline (Schmidt) Winernan enjoyed having as
houseguests, Arline's cousins, Bill DeLaMater of
Balboa, R.P. and his sister, Lois (DelMater)
Bates of Honolulu, HI both before and after the
Reunion. Lee and her daughter hosted a get-to-
gether at their home on Siesta Key. Their other
guests included Sarasotans Jeannie and Bill Car-
lin, George '"anky" Flores and Arline's uncle and
aunt, Jack and Joyce Clark.
Arline's friends will be interested to learn
she has been modeling clothes for several depart-
ment stores in the area, namely Burdines, Bealls
and Maas Brothers, as well as other stores.
Gladys B. Humphrey
Hi, hope everyone had as great a time at the
1986 Canal Zone Reunion as we did! We had a house
full of relatives to enjoy that included: George
and Arlene Tochternan, Grandma Helen (MKeown)
ledgerwood, Gary, Sue and Robert Tochtenan, Tom
MKeon and Bill and Barb McKeown. On July 4,
Steve's mother Arlene and her two brothers Tom
and Bill McKeown hosted a surprise 75th birthday
luncheon for their Mother, Helen (McKeown) ledger-
wood at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Many former Canal
Zone residents attended to wish Helen a Happy
Sheila Rose reports she had a fantastic time
at the luncheon. Her parents, Dave and Mery Rose
came from Dothan, AL and she really enjoyed spend-
ing time with them. Shelly (Cain) Morris traveled
from Virginia to attend her first reunion and vis-
it with Sheila. Shelly is married to a doctor and
they have triplets, 2 girls and 1 boy! Sheila had
another visitor after the reunion and that was
Sarah (Bircher) Strome. Sarah currently lives
in Atlanta, GA.
Yane Leves' two sons visited during the reunion
and he thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Charlie
traveled from Panama and Frank came from San
Roy, Charlotte and Ryan Reyes hosted a big pre-
reunion pool party at their house on July 3. Lots
of Zonians and their families enjoyed a great
time! Those who attended were: Bo, Barbara and
Todd Snail of Tanpa; Coach Sid Kennon and Bear
Kennon of Tanpa; Buzzy Kennon of Missouri; Albert
Ouibert of Tanpa; Coach Buddy Antone of Miami;
Henry Will of Chicago; Russell leeser of Califor-
nia; Steve and Kathy Parthenais of Panama; Bob
and Adair Parthenais of California;Richard, Angie,
Frank and Stacey Litton of Panama; Pablo, Denise,
Gabriel, Ruben and Christian (twins) Prieto; Ever-
ett and Ryan White; and Lynn Bixby of Ft. Lauder-
Since I am new to the Tanpa Bay area I am still
not familiar with all the former Zonians, so if
you have something you would like printed in the
Canal Record, please do not hesitate to call me!
Hope to hear from some more Tampa Zonians. Until
Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman
On a recent Saturday, a friend and I met Mar-
jorie (Foscue) King (widow of Bob) aboard the S.
S. NSTLITMICN before she sailed on the seven-
day cruise among the major Hawaiian Islands, which
brought vivid memories of many trips on the Pan-
ama Line. Saw an excellent Island show during the
three hours aboard. Marj postcards that the cap-
tain of that beautiful ship is indeed a former
PanCanal pilot, Captain Daniel M.R. Haff ("Hoff).
Bill and Jan (Koperski) Taylor bring much
pleasure and weekends at their lovely home (and
in their heated pool). Jan says the former Gorgas
Hospital doctor who went to Wake Island last year,
whom I mistakenly named (in the Record) is Dr.
E. Tyson Ricketts. He asked about Wilma Reynolds,
Jean Burge, and others.
I shall be visiting Jan's sister Olive and
(Nick) Nicholson of Saratoga, California, on my
summer Mainland trip. She visits the Taylors quite
often, and is as delightful to be with as in the
old BHS daze.
Another special Panama-type friend, Mrgaret
(Sullivan) McMillan, is a noted artist in Hawaii
- one of the "Roving Rembrandts" who specialize
on local scenes in oils and watercolors, and she
invites me to their showings. MW is now on an
art tour in Rio de Janeiro.
Finally called that great Canal Zone swimming
champion of the 20's and 30's, Kathleen (Lamert)
Ballard of Honolulu, a PC Society member. Told
her how I idolized her prowess in the Washington
Hotel Pool in Colon, when she swam the laps with
hands and feet separately tied together, whereas
Dorothy Ruth Dunn and I could barely make it with
all limbs aflailin'! Kathleen said she was on the
U.S. Olympic Team in 1929; that she taught swim-
ming one sumner in Pedro Miguel, and she still
swims every day; and that she finally moved to
Hawaii ten years ago. At church she met a woman
who grew up in Diablo and is now an Oceanographer
here Carolyn Corn. Also, Theresa (Gallagher)
iMNeil formerly of Cristobal, visited here (re-
cently lost her husband). Kathleen said she would
like to hear from any old friends.
Especially enjoyed a visit and lunch with Danny
and Jane Cox on their recent trip to Hawaii.
Hadn't seen Jane for decades and had merely heard
of Danny, the popular singer with the USO. Sorry
to have missed seeing Betty and Barney Forgeson
last year. Though they were nearby in Waikiki,
we couldn't get our free time together. Had a won-
derful visit earlier last year with Beverly (Com-
ley) Dilfer, of the comely Comleys.
While fitting shoes at Liberty House, I detect-
ed a slight Spanish accent in the salesman's
speech and asked him in Spanish if he was from
Puerto Rico. He said yes, but mainly from a coun-
try of Central America Panama! His mother is
Panamanian, from Colon originally, and he is of
the class of 1971, BHS named Willie Crosswait.
Have noticed in the Hawaii State Bar booklet (law
type) an attorney named George Ashford listed from
Colon, Panama. I had an entertaining mother's day
dinner with my son Paul and (Becky) Bates, which
included two charming Latinos; a Chileno and a
Panamanian named Bill Brophy (sinpatico!) who is
a UH student of architecture.
At the Honolulu Academy of Arts I recently
viewed the motion picture "Crossover Dreams" star-
ring Ruben Blades, the Panamanian King of Salsa,
and enjoyed it immensely, as well as the critique
Just learned from my brother Bill DeLaMater
of the death of Lucho Azcarraga's wife, a sad pre-
lude to the joyous PanCanal Reunion at Tampa in
July. I'll be there (but I doubt that my daughter
Katya can make it), and look forward to seeing
so many old friends and remembered ex-Zonians/Pan-
amanians (and some current ones) including Beverly
(Des Londes) Stiles, the Danny Caoes, my cousins
the larry Laymans, Jo Konover (who visits here
often), et al. And, especially, visiting in Sara-
sota with my Aunt Leigh Schdmdt and her daughter
Salud, pesetas y todas cosas!
Lois (De la Mater) Bates
Kentucky has been getting it's share of the
heat wave plaguing the south. I hope this hot
weather doesn't last much longer, but by next Feb-
ruary we'll be wishing for it.
Got a lovely letter from Donna Stuebe in Louis-
ville. Ron and Connie Cappon spent a few days with
her in April. They are now in the process of mov-
ing from Michigan to McAllen, Tx. Donna had a
great chat with Dave and Bernice Baglien when they
passed through derby city, and she hopes they can
have more time together next trip. Donna's sister
from Illinois is spending the summer with her.
They plan to see much of Kentucky. I agree with
Donna, this really is a beautiful state with lots
to see. Have a great time!
I was looking forward to a visit with Walter
and Barbara Alves last summer. Walter writes that
he called several times when they were in Cincin-
nati but thanks to MaBell he was unable to reach
us. When our son changed his address in Louis-
ville, rumor had it that we too had moved. Sorry
for the mixup, Walter, we are still at the same
place. My husband, Ken had to eat all those Tn-
panadas we had in the freezer for you all by him-
self. Walter and Barbara drove out to Houston,
Tx. for week's visit with Barbara's daughter and
her family. Barbara's daughter, Terry has a pretty
little seven month old daughter and that added
to the enjoyment. Walter also talked with Ron
Molinaro who was in the CZP Traffic Section with
Walter. Ron is well and getting along OK. With
all the work on the farm this time of year, Walter
says it is difficult to get away but plans a trip
after the crop harvest.
Our daughter, Karen Ransey and Lisa, our dar-
ling granddaughter spent some time with us in Jan-
uary while they were moving to Augusta, Ga. Hugh,
Karen's husband was transferred to the airport
there. When I see how active a toddler can be,
I know why children are usually given to the young
to raise and to grandparents to only enjoy.
I heard that we are getting new license plates
soon that will let everyone know Kentucky is horse
country and has blue grass. Better hurry 'cause
it looks as if all the old plates are rusting
Thought I'd pass along a recipe for spoon bread
which is a favorite in some parts of Kentucky.
Boil 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of corn meal. Make
a mush. Remove from heat, cool somewhat. Add 1
more cup of milk, 3 well beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon
salt, 3 teaspoons baking powder and a walnut sized
piece of butter. Pour into baking dish, bake at
350 for 30 minutes or until browned. Serve warm
as a side dish or as a bread. I don't know where
this recipe came from but it worked for me.
Fondest wishes from the Blue Grass State.
Now that the mortgage is paid off, Kathleen
and John Gough of Marrero are into home improve-
ments, having replaced the heating-cooling system
and some plumbing, and restretched the rugs and
repainted the kitchen, dining and family rooms.
John and Vera (Caldwell) Hanna visited from Panama
this summer. John and Bill Gough III were boyhood
buddies on the Zone. Capt. Henning Spilling Jr.,
a canal pilot, stopped by bringing John an old
radio to be restored for John's collection. Son
Bill, while in Chicago visiting relatives, enjoyed
having lunch with Gina Russell, a former Gorgas
Hospital nurse. More goodies in the offing from
John include a March 1959 issue of Panama This
Month; Visit Panama, a 1958 booklet published by
the Travel Division of the Pan American Union;
a booklet (c. 1970) on the Gaillard Cut widening
project; a 1967 copy of the traveler's bulletin,
Panama Up-to-Date; and a copy of the official
Christmas card from Gov. and Mrs. David S. Parker.
Your reporter is fascinated by journalism and
printed matter of a historical nature such as
these items and will treasure them until proper
arrangements can be made with an institutional
depository. Among others who share this notion
is John F. Manning of Tanpa, who this reporter
was happy to help in the restoration of one of
his treasured books on Panama. He is now eagerly
awaiting the arrival of a copy of Red, White and
Blue Paradise by Herbert and Mary Knapp. A few
are still available for $20 by writing the authors
at Box 567, South Egranont, MA 01258.
John D. Hanna, Vera (Caldwell) Hanna and
William E. Gough III. Canal Zone boy-
hood buddies unite in Marrero, La.
Jenny and Zan Green of Destrehan entertained
at a summer barbeque for friends and relatives.
Zan's grandmother, Frances P. Walker of Marrero,
attended along with his cousin Frances Flynn Mbr-
ales and her husband Kenny and daughter Monica,
who was celebrating her seventh birthday. Mrs.
Morales is the daughter of Patt (Walker) and
Abdiel Flynn of Panama. Kenny is the son of Mar-
garet and John Morales of Panama. Also enjoying
the festivities were Jenny's and Zan's twins,
Liz Kirby and Zrn Nicholas, nearly 2 years old.
Their grandmother, Dorothy Green of Lake Shore,
Miss., has promised to send us a picture of the
twins for the next issue. While in the States,
Francie, Kenny and Monica are traveling in Florida
Maryland, New York and Missouri to visit friends
Gene Gregg has dropped us a note from Mande-
ville, caliente Mandeville as the heat wave con-
tinues. He, Marian and young Gene found the Re-
union to be a grand fiesta. Laura and Helen were
to fly over to Tanpa July 3, but Helen fell on
the stairs and broke her ankle, so their trip was
canceled. Next project was helping to put up a
satellite dish for Lynn and Clayton Brown in
Zachary. Laura, Helen and Gene are planning a New
England trip with their sister, Gail Weien, whose
husband Bill has to report in July. Gene reports
that he inadvertently left his golf clubs at the
Hyatt entrance in Tanpa and hopes with luck that
Hula Crouch picked them up. Billy Allen, Larry
Jones and Paul Karst all know Gene only needs two
sticks, driver and putter, on and in, in two,
right guys? Roland Casanova came by the Greggs,
but missed the Reunion because, according to Gene,
he took a dive out of a tree after a deer and hurt
his knee. Is this deer season in Louisiana?
William J. "Billy" Hatchett of Metairie (BHS'56
CZJC'58) wrote a lovely open-letter account of
the Reunion, excerpted here for your pleasure:
As I buckled up and leaned back awaiting our
plane's July 6 departure from Tarpa/Fantasyland,
I chuckled. The real world awaited me in New Or-
leans, but no one could take back the wonderful,
crazy time I had just shared with you. I tried
to arrive at a bottom line to the experience, but
any serious thought would have to wait until mind
and body recovered from the abuse of only 16 hours
sleep since June. So, after 12 solid hours of
sleep at home, I began again to search for a mean-
ingful conclusion to the Reunion. I needed to talk
to someone, but no ordinary citizen would believe
me. It was like a giant time machine had beamed
us back 30 years. We were strolling through the
halls of BHS; or ordering a run, gum and lime from
Sam at the Atlas, telling him to keep the change
from the quarter we flipped him; or mumbling to
an unsuspecting friend hoping to land a rewarding
ZZZAAAAAAA. Weren't we lucky to be Canal Zone
brats, a mysterious almost fraternal brotherhood,
a unique heritage unified by tradition and forti-
fied by lasting friendship. I feel a closeness
to you all that goes a dimension beyond our Zone
times. What a wonder to realize that the opportun-
ity will always exist through these Reunions to
see you again and again. What a pleasure to meet
spouses, children and friends who are so readily
adopted into and comfortable with our extended
"family". What a pity and loss that some could
not or even would not attend. In conclusion, I
say to Panamanians, "I love your country as you
do." To Zonian friends, "You have enriched my
life." To Jimmy Carter, "There's a part of the
CZ that even you cannot touch or give away." To
scientists, "A time machine can be found behind
the eye of the beholder." To Floridians, "The
Fountain of Youth does exist at a certain time
of year in the Hyatt." To the BHS Class of '56,
"Well done! You continue to build on an establish-
ed reputation of excellence." To the BHS Class
of '57, "Start your preparations now and find a
Sue Knapp Light who will take on the responsibil-
ities that nobody else seems to want. She will
assure you a successful reunion." To Sue Knapp
Light, "Thanks a bunch." To fellow Zonians, "Hurry
up if you want to get your reservations in before
me. I'm already making plans and hope to see you
there." To Lucho, "I doubt if you will ever fully
realize the joy you bring. God bless you!" To
PCSOF, "You deserve a special round of applause."
To the pranksters who blemished our stay, "You
jeopardize future Reunions. Their discontinuance
would be a tremendous loss to you as well as the
rest of us."
Jim WKeow of Destrehan went with Bill Hat-
chett to Tampa and wrote his comments about the
fantastic time he had seeing friends and family.
He says the crowd was awesome and it boggles the
mind to see attendance continue to grow. He ex-
tends thanks to Jim Doyle and Dottie WMissner for
the Cortez, and to Doris lehran and Al Monaco
for their continued efforts in bringing the BHS
Class of '55 together. In July, Jim hosted a golf
match at the Ormond Country Club followed by lunch
at the McKeown residence. Participants included
Bill Hatchett, Bill Hatchett, Jr., Ken Morris Jr.,
Mak cKeoun and Jim McKeown. Fun and scores were
high except for Bill Sr., who had a good day.
Joining hostess Denise McKeon and the golfers
for lunch were Diane Morris, Paige Maisano and
the McKeown daughters, Lori and Lynn. A great time
was had by all.
This reporter was happy to be invited to the
marriage of Velma (Medina) and David Reilly's
daughter Brenda Lynn to Thomas D. Scott in Sem-
inole, Fla., on July 5. Circumstances did not per-
mit attendance but loving thoughts and much hap-
piness is wished for the newlyweds. Besides the
wedding plans, Velma has been working to locate
members of her BHS Class of '52 for a 1987 get-
together at the Reunion.
Fred Wainio of Metairie flew to Colorado for
some spring skiing after the April 15 tax dead-
line. More than a foot of new snow fell the week
he was there. He returned to New Orleans to thaw
out then spent three weeks on the West Coast, tak-
ing in San Francisco, Yosemite, Tahoe, Reno, Napa
wine country, the Monterey Peninsula, San Diego
and Mexico. He visited with Zonians John Marquard
and his family, as well as the Brennans, Jaime
Barraza and Tan Gabriel. John is still able to
show Fred "what-for" on the golf course. John,
Jaime, Tom and Fred saw the Giants steal first
place from Houston one afternoon. Fred got back
to New Orleans just in time to enter the Missis-
sippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo with former Zonian
Dennis Wood. After such serious fishing, Fred was
ready for the Jacksonville (Fla.) King Mackerel
Tournament. Roger and Mike Beale invited Fred to
fish out of their boat in this megabucks fishing
tournament. Last time they got together Fred land-
ed a 100 lb. tarpon off Mike's backyard. While
in Houston in June Fred saw George Downing and
family. George and Fred enjoyed a day of golf and,
although George claimed his game was off, he still
birdied the two toughest holes on the back nine
to beat Fred. Take him fishing, Fred!
Dennis Wood and Fred Wainio with part of
their catch at the Mississippi Deep Sea
t"~"^~ 3rC i ^t yl'"--'-''
Ton Gabriel, Fred Wainio and John Mar-
quard enjoy a ballgame.
After a visit in New Orleans, Gret and Bill
Warren headed home to New Port Richey, stopping
overnight with Clara and Jack Brayton in Crystal
River. Gret and Bill especially have been enjoying
their Good Sam campouts lately. Son Dave did well
at the Ris cargo course in Oakland, scoring 100
percent in a class of 30. Gret and Bill flew to
Spokane in May for some Warren family graveside
internment services. About 50 friends and rela-
tives attended. While in the area they took in
Expo'86 and visited Gret's brother in Oregon. Back
home, it was on to the Reunion. Gret assisted at
registration and the Warrens thought things over-
all were well organized and ran beautifully, con-
sidering attendance was more than 3,000. Gret was
especially pleased to receive a thank-you note
that also encouraged suggestions from Dot Herring-
ton. A hotel porter commented to the Warrens that
he had never met such a big crowd of people all
having such a good time and just out for fun.
After the Reunion they joined a motorhome caravan
to tour the northeastern U.S. and the Canadian
Maritime Provinces and perhaps to linger long
enough to witness the fall foilage.
I have been waiting hopefully for news from
other C.Z. people in Michigan and every day when
I sort through my mail, to my disappointment, no
one seems to want to share their personal news.
I look forward every three months to receiving
the Canal Record to see what ole friends have done
or are planning to do.
L-R: Grace (Schack) Wilson, Anita (Dan-
iels) Asmussen and Kay Ritchie Patton at
Graces' house in Dunedin, FL last March.
Well, if I am to continue this column the news
is about your reporter and I hope you'll enjoy
hearing what I have been up to. I forgot to men-
tion in the last issue that I have a weekly recipe
column called ENJOY and it is for our local news-
paper, The Lakeshore Times. If any of you have
some recipes you'd like to share with me, I'd be
delighted to try them out. Thanks to Catherine
%helan Filo who sent me quite a few which I will
put in my column so others can enjoy good Panama-
nian food. I'm sure all of you remember that I
was never one to sit still. I haven't changed and
I'm always looking for things to do, besides sit-
ting and watching TV. For several months I've no-
ticed that the supermarkets that carry tropical
fruits and vegetables don't seem to sell them and
they just spoil. I approached the managers and
suggested that I do demonstrations on tropical
fruits and vegetables. I've done two and have been
very successful. The first day I demonstrated man-
goes, they sold 5 crates, and 70 Ibs. of Jicama,
and the second day doubled on both. My second
demonstration was for a different chain and I
demonstrated mangoes and made "Platanos en tenta-
cion", and again went over real big. I will be
putting on a Panamanian dinner for an adult cook-
ing class at one of the local schools and at the
same school, I will teach conversational Spanish.
Come Fall I will start to put my cook book togeth-
er so I can have it printed by January. October
is the Muskegon Chronicle Cook Off and I'm select-
ing the recipes I will enter. Last year I was
selected as a finalist out of 440 entries and
placed 2nd in my category. PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM
THE REST OF YOU! You have three months in which
to get it together.
Phyllis Birchett writes from Vicksburg that
Tanmy, Mark and she have been spending every spare
moment with a major do-it-yourself addition to
their home, rather than face the ordeal of moving
to a larger place. A complete kitchen makeover
came first and was successfully completed just
in time for Tommy's birthday party last Dec. 27.
The major addition, 7 x 50', will enlarge the
rooms on that side of the house considerably. They
hope to celebrate the completion this Christmas.
Meanwhile occasional weekend breaks are spent
water-skiing and jet-skiing. In June the Birchetts
enjoyed a visit from Phyllis's brother Alfred
Chase who still lives in Panama. He had been in
New Orleans visiting with Perry and Cindy Raymond
and Dr. Jeff Fitter. The Birchetts look forward
to a visit this fall from Phyllis's parents, Jack
and Dorothy Chase of Winter Haven, Fla. Phyllis
also recently managed to squeeze in a brief trip
to California with Tomry, who went on business.
While there Phyllis got to visit with former Zon-
ian friend, Sue Wallace, whom she had not seen
in six years.
Sue Wallace and Phyllis Birchett in San
Phyllis and Mark Birchett take a break
during construction activities.
Being with Catherine and John Boswell is better
than a tonic from the Fountain of Youth. Their
joie de vivre carries over into gardening, photo-
graphy, boating and grandparenting, among other
projects. John's latest work of art is the con-
struction of a small racing sailboat, Lightning
Class, 19' long. Originally designed about 46
years ago, it's been such a great favorite that
the International Lightning Class Association's
4,000 members participate in regattas all over
the world. Won't be long, no doubt, before John
will be out there, too, sailing, sailing over the
bounding main. The Boswells' daughter, Jean, and
husband, Dick Green, and two daughters, came to
Hattiesburg for a visit in June. Son Gordon, a
lieutenant colonel in the Air Force just received
a step promotion making him third in command at
Elsworth in South Dakota. Daughter Deanna and her
husband are still at Upper Heyford Air Base in
England. Daughter Lynn and her husband Dr. John
Turner are busy at their Vision Clinic; sons Wil-
liam and David, attend sumner classes for gifted
children at the University of Southern Miss. TheI'
re eager for Granddad to get his pontoon boat
"seaworthy" so they can fly kites off it from the
middle of the lake behind his house.
Judy Carnright of Jackson sent a note of en-
couragement to your reporter. Her stepdaughter,
Georgianna, and George are staying in California.
Jimqy and his wife are in Colorado. Judy reported
regretfully the death of her very good friend,
Edna Jenks Hutton Tippett, of Baton Rouge. They
had been registered nurses together at Colon and
Coco Solo Hospitals for many years. Edna named
her daughter after Judy. (see "With Deep Sorrow"
Over on the Chisolm farm in Union, Clairee re-
ports that the boys are still racing and winning,
and the trophies are piling up. Doug is ahead in
points and Brian may come in second. Brian and
Jeff recently spent two weeks in Jacksonville,
Fla., with their mother. Between the drought and
the armadillos, the garden was a no-show this
year. Clairee has finally resorted to sprinkling
the watermelon patch with mothballs to keep the
varmints away. Results later.
L-R: Virginia Selby Entrekin, Shirley
Zemer Swenson and Patt Foster Roberson.
Virginia Selby Entrekin of Whitfield and Hat-
tiesburg has been busy teaching math this sumner
at the University of Southern Miss. When not in
school, she spends the day mowing grass, garden-
ing, shelling beans and filling the deep freeze.
Her brother, Jim Selby, of Atlanta, phoned that
he had a super time at his 30th class reunion in
July and is already looking forward to next year's
CZ get-together. Shirley Zemer Swenson of Carriere
met with Virginia one day this summer to coordi-
nate addresses for the coming BHS'52 reunion.
Shirley, Virginia and this reporter have been
planning strategies for rounding up lost class
members. They have met in American, Chinese, Ital-
ian and Mexican restaurants from Hattiesburg to
Slidell, La., and if this reunion doesn't happen
soon, someone is going to have a weight problem.
Hildegarde and Bill Epperson of Ocean Springs
had a fantastic May-June visit from their son,
Bill, and his family, wife Janice, and children
Angela, 12; Billy, 5; and Aaron, 3, all up from
Gatun. Hildegarde writes, "Like all visits, it
was too short."
Dorothy and Marion Green of Lakeshore have been
gardening, attending their Aikido Class and a tree
grafting seminar. They recently celebrated their
40th anniversary and received a nice certificate
from the American Legion Post 139 in Bay St.Louis.
Their son, Zan; wife Geneieve; twins, Liz Kirby
and Zrn Nicholas, drove down to Jacksonville, Fla.
to visit Dr. Harry and Zona Boggs Dokell from CZ.
Their oldest son, Michael Patrick, and wife, Vicki
Lynn Dowell Green, came up from Panama to visit.
Clay and Winship Dowell, formerly of Gatun and
Coco Solo are married and all the Dowells are now
living in Jacksonville. On returning Zan and Jen-
nie stopped in Gainesville to see brother Daniel,
his wife Cynthia and daughter, Brooke Adrian. The
Greens drove over joined by Dorothy's mother,
Frances P. Walker of Marrero, La. The weather co-
operated and the beaches and scenery were delight-
ful. They toured the Karrapaha Botanical Garden
and a state wildlife preserve, attended twilight
outdoor concerts and feasted on Panamanian-style
plantain, yellow rice, yuca, black bean soup and
meche bread in a Cuban restaurant. The youngest
Green son, Matthew like, is in criminal justice
in Anchorage, Alaska. A big bash is now in the
works for the twins' second birthday in August.
Mrs Thmas Earl (Victoria) Green phoned in the
sad news of her husband's death. Originally from
David, she plans to remain in Sandersville with
her sons, James, 15, and David, 12. Taomy will
be remembered as a chief engineer aboard seagoing
tugs from 1968-74 when diabetes forced an early
disability retirement. (See "Wit-h DPPn Sorrow").
I r1& tireen Jurmn
Thomas and James.
Opal Harvey of Meridian writes that this year
started out good with a visit from her daughter,
Carol, and her husband, followed by visits from
granddaughters Linda and two little girls from
California, and Lisbet Ann and her small son from
Florida. The other two granddaughters are expected
before summer is over. Opal, who spent 18 years
on the Zone, is 81 now and a heart patient, but
she takes excellent care of herself visiting her
doctor regularly and getting semimonthly EKGs.
She enjoys company and loves to be on the go. She
always looks forward to reading the RECORD and
hearing from her CZ friends.
Eric Gunn got our message from several dif-
ferent directions. Sisters can be so helpful! He
had been at Keesler AFB, Miss., going to school.
After graduating from Electronic Warfare/Elec-
tronic Counter Measures tech schools in July 1985,
he spent a few weeks in Florida with the family:
Dad, Lanny Gunn of Orlando, and grandmother in
Jacksonville. Then he drove to his next assignment
which involves working on B52s at Castle AFB,
Merced, Calif. He had hoped to attend the Reunion
but was reassigned to San Angelo, TX., for train-
ing which will last until November. After another
quick vacation home to family in Florida, he
leaves for three years in Okinawa, Japan. Current-
ly his address is PSC Box 2468, CAFB, CA 95339.
Thanks to gracious help of Bonie Gunn, Alexan-
dria, Va., and Lisa GuQn, Dillon, Mont., we're
managing to keep tabs on Eric.
Gerda and Owen Smith, Osyka, enjoyed a happy
visit from Owen's son, Rusty; his wife, Sheila;
and daughter, Jessica, 16 months old, who were
up from Panama for the Reunion. They all flew up
to Hagerstown, Pa., for a quick visit with Owen's
mother, before Rusty and family left for Florida
to help his mother, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Johnson
of Kissimnee celebrate her birthday. Gerda and
Owen are now looking forward to a relaxing week
on the beach at Bradenton, house-sitting for
Gerda's mother, who is going to Germany to visit.
Shirley Zener Swenson of Carriere is enjoying
a much-deserved summer respite from her third-
grade teaching chores. She's planted a small gar-
den and the battle rages over who will reap the
harvest the bugs, the drought or the Swensons.
Son, John was graduated from high school in May
and plans to attend Loyola University, New Orleans
this fall. This summer he's commuting and working
as a "go-for" for a New Orleans law firm. Shirley
recently returned from a trip out West. In Phoenix
she met a former college roommate, rented a car
and toured Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. High-
lights of the trip included a scenic mountain trip
on a narrow-gauge train and a raft float down the
Rio Grande. Shirley has also been hard at work
rounding up addresses on BHS'52 classmates for
the big 1987 Reunion bash in Tanpa. Latest re-
sults she's happily located girlhood friend
Judy Coulthard, has written to Bruce Quinn in
Panama for help and heard from Freddie Raybourn
(The Rev.) who has been mulling over some thoughts
and ideas about the get-together. Bruce will be
hard-pressed to come up with any more addresses
after the splendid job Velma Medina Reilly has
already contributed to the "search-and-find com-
We were saddened by the loss of one of our old-
est members with the death of Mildred Greene on
July 6 (see With Deep Sorrow).
Ruth Sill's son, Fred, was with her for several
days early in July. Fred has transferred from Pan-
ama City, R.P. to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mary
(Sill) and Ted Peck with their son, Arthur, flew
from New Jersey to attend the services for Mildred
Linnea and Ron Angernuller visited their son,
Larry and his wife in Norfolk, Va., in April and
went to Historic Garden Week at Monticello. Their
daughter, Britta, from Houston, was with them for
two weeks in July.
L-R: Elizabeth, Ray, Wayne, Ruth holding
Jessica and Rebecca nSith in front of
their almost-finished home in Fairfield,
From Diana Rae (Smith) Davis: "On May 1st, I
flew to California to join Dad (Ray M. Smith, '74
C.Z. retiree) in his travel-trailer for a trip
east. After three fun-filled days in Las Vegas, we
arrived at my brother's beautiful new home in
Fairfield, Ohio (Rev. Wayne L. Smith, Pastor of
Margarita Union Church until 1985). Ruth had our
jobs all planned for us since the house wasn't
ready for occupancy until the following week. Dad
and I arrived home (Alberrarle, N.C.) in time for
a week's visit from same very good friends from
California. Johnny had a good time showing them
the sights around our area. John R. Davis, a 1981
graduate of CHS, graduated in May from Western
Carolina University with a BSBA in Computer Info-
rmation Systems. He is looking for a job in his
Joyce (McGaughey) Gasing, Fargo, North Dakota,
was my house guest for a couple of days while on
her way home from the Reunion.
Emily and Howard Johnson spent a week in
Houston with their son, Jim, and his family.
Janet and Ross Cunningham came up in May to
their summer home at Connestee Falls. They have
enjoyed the visits of their children; Eddie and
Judy and family, Linda Sue and Jim Emmons and
their two children from St. Petersburg, Richard
and Lynn from Miami, and Tan, who lives in Denver
has stopped by when he is in the area on business
Jack and Jean Dombrowsky drove down to the
Reunion. Jack's brother, Allen and his wife, Susan
from Miami, joined them. Their son, Dale and his
wife, Lynn, came from Lakeland for some of the
festivities. Jean and Jack visited Lillian and
Dick Abell in Fairhope, Alabama on their way home.
Then, Dale and his son, Jason, came to be with
them for a week.
Betty and Bill Dunning have bought a house and
their new address is: 3378 Laurel Park Hwy., Hen-
dersonville, NC 28739. Shortly after moving, they
went to Tanpa, attended the Reunion and visited
Bill's mother, Jo Dunning; Betty's sister, Carol
(Flenneken) Schwenke and their daughters, Cheryl
and Lynm. Lynn has recently moved from Panama to
Llori (Kent) and Jay Gibson spent three weeks
in June with "Peanut" (Howe) and Don Bonner, and
then they all drove down to the Reunion together.
Sheila and Dan Hoe and two boys came from Vir-
ginia to join them. Lloyd and Jo Kent spent a week
with (iarlie and Carmen Howe in June.
Betty Quintero went to Florida in June, spend-
ing four days in Orlando with her daughter, Bar-
bara and her husband, Brendan Voss. Betty's grand-
daughter, Lyza Byrne, was there on leave from her
duty post with the Army in Germany. Then, Betty
spent time with Shirley Smith, Clearwater, and
Ruth Powell in Largo. Issy Gibson and Betty went
to the Reunion together and after some time with
Issy in St. Petersburg, she started home, stopping
in Bern, N.C. to visit Richard and Evelyn Bell.
Betty's sister, Martha (Irvin) Tanner will be
visiting her in August.
Alice Conover attended the 50th reunion of her
high school graduating class when she and Max were
at the Panama Canal Society Reunion.
"Toi" and Maenner Huff were at the Reunion with
Edith (Huff) and Jack Willoughby from Panama. Don-
ald Huff from Detroit, Mich., and Linda 'Toni"
Huff from San Diego, Calif., joined them. Chris-
tine (Huff) and Charles Feuell with their two
children from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., spent sev-
eral days with the Huffs in late July.
Alice H. Roche
Martha Stephenson, (daughter of Amn Laura Jon-
son), and son Aaron flew to Texas to visit with
relatives. Aaron remained in Texas while Martha
continued on to Boston, MA. for a reunion with
friends of her Zone graduating class.
Laura Stephenson, daughter of John and Martha,
is working as a counselor at a sumner camp near
Sandy, Oregon. She just finished her freshman year
at college, making the Honor Roll with straight
Glenn and Gladys Lasher's son Chris and family
visited them in May. He also visited his brother
Tim and sister, Connie Pennington, before return-
ing to Atlanta, GA. Glenn and Gladys then toured
Yellowstone; Mt. Rushmore; Tetons; Badlands and
elsewhere with Ann Laura Johnson. They all had
a wonderful trip.
Peggy and Al Rankin will be visited by their
son Bill and Ginny Rankin of Panama in August.
Noralee Shobe caught a bad case of Chicken Pox
and required hospitalization. Happily, she is well
and back to normal now.
Ed, Marcy and Steve Napoleon are in Eugene,
OR. for the summer while Ed manages the Eugene
Emeralds Baseball Team. When he and team are "on
the road", Marcy and Steve drive to Vancouver to
visit with me and her brother, Jim Wood and fami-
ly. We enjoyed ourselves at EXPO in Vancouver,
Enroute home from EXPO, I stopped by to say
hello to Lera and Jack Walker of Bellingham. Both
looked very well enjoying retirement and family
I am expecting Betty Clarke and granddaughter
to arrive soon for our NW Picnic reunion. That
report will appear in the December issue.
Come on Northwesterners, I'm sure you have SOME
news howsabout sharing it with the rest of us?
I'd be more than happy to include it in my report,
or you could send it directly to the Editor,Pat
Beall. Whichever, just remember, it's the people
who make the Record.
Hope to see you all at the Reunion August
2 at Monitor Park.
John F. Hern, Jr. was appointed Assistant Chief
Accountant with the Panama Canal Commission in
March 1986. His wife, Francis (Yost) Her is very
proud of John. His many friends on both sides of
the border are equally proud of John's acconplish-
Al Sprague has paintings on display at the Gri-
maldas Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland and that
gallery is representing him. He has an art show
scheduled in November at the Museum of Contempor-
ary Art in Panama. Al also has sold 2 more paint-
ings to the Government of Panama which were given
as gifts from Panama President Delvalle to Presi-
dents of Colombia and Venezuela.
A bus service has been established by the mili-
tary to provide transportation to and from the
U.S. Army Health Clinic at Coco Solo to Gorgas
Army Hospital for patient appointments for author-
ized users of military medical facilities. Also
those persons requiring a companion to accompany
them can obtain companion passes.
Beverly Williams received the Master Key Award
in the grade of "Master Librarian" in May 1986
from PCC Administrator D. P. McAuliffe and Deputy
Administrator Fernando Manfredo, Jr. Her husband,
Buddy Williams, accompanied her to the ceremonies.
Beverly is well known for her numerous hours spent
in community activities such as scouting, reli-
gious and charitable endeavors to name a few.
Carol (Holgerson) lThhy added another milestone
to family tradition when she was recently promoted
to Chief, Records Management Branch, Administra-
tive Services Division, Panama Canal Comnission.
Henry, Carol, Kara and HB III Toahy are third and
fourth generation "Zonians".
"The Henry Twohys" Henry, Carol, Kara
(age 13) and HB III (age 10) at Balboa
Heights Admin. Bldg. overlooking Little
league Park/Balboa Port area.
S(Photo by Dick Home)
Rudy and Delia Crespo returned to Panama late
in May from a long awaited trip to see their
grandchildren, Jacqueline and Lillibeth Beaulieu,
at Lake Ontario, who they haven't seen in 4 years.
Last seen, they were "little girls" and now they
are "good looking young ladies", says Rudy. He
spent gobs of dinero fixing up his casa in Miami
Beach and "felt at home with all the Cubans".
Lilibeth Ann and Jacqueline Beaulieu
Frank R. Turnan and larry Bron used to hunt
for caiman in "the good old days" in Panama. Pic-
tured is Frank with caimans he, Larry Brown and
two other friends hunted for that day. (Apologies
to Ellie Gale but that was a long time ago.)
...-- P ,I.* A ., 1.^,
Frank Turman in 1946 lying on top of
caimans he hunted with Larry Brown and
friends before he became more thought-
ful about conservation.
This picture was taken near Chorrera. They used
to hunt in waist-deep water and gator tails were
considered "good eating". They used to start the
hunt before daybreak and return around 3:00 p.m.
Frank has not hunted since the early fifties when
he and a deer looked each other in the eye. Love
at first sight, Frank could not bring himself to
pull the trigger on such a stately animal.
Dmninador "Kaiser" Bazan was recently appointed
as Panamanian Ambassador to the United States.
His office is in Washington, D.C. Very popular
in school, Kaiser graduated in 1956 from Cristobal
High School and was voted "Mr. CHS". Good luck,
Kaiser, in your new post.
The Star and Herald, May 21, 1986 printed that
Canal tolls collection hit a record high for any
month of April in any year to date. PCC collected
$28.1 million from 1,034 ships transiting the
Canal in April 1986 according to a Panama Canal
traffic report. Also, PCC Public Information Of-
fice reported an increase in ship sizes, with
beams of 80 feet or more accounting for 5(0/o of
ship transits and ships with 100 feet or more ac-
counting for 22%.
Marilyn (Bevington) and Richard (Dick) Gayer
journeyed to Panama in June 1986 to visit their
daughter Cheri (Gayer) McGuiness, son-in-law James
McGuiness, and granddaughters Shavon (26 months)
and Sheena (9 months). The Gayers retired in 1983
to Connecticut and this is their first return
trip since then. Cheri and James hosted a real
Canal Zone beer bust for the Gayers which was well
attended by their many friends still on the Isth-
mus. Then the Gayers plan to go to the Reunion
The JWB Building (next to the Elks Club in Bal-
boa) was sold to Homa Co., a local contractor,
who converted the second floor as his living quar-
ters and the ground floor into various business
offices and is now known as the "Balboa Business
Center". It now houses Balboa Flower Shop, Hertz
Rent A Car, Dalton Travel Agency, Lang Tax Service
(by Robert Lang), World of Martial Arts (which
sells protective equipment and uniforms), and
American Bureau of Shipping (shipping agent). It
also has Phillip Motors, Inc. which sells Japanese
and European cars (Jerry McElroy works there part
time in addition to his job in the PCC General
Services Bureau) and Desarrollo de Rio Pacora,
S.A. (a realtor who sells lots in Cerro Azul and
grows and sells coffee Cafe Montana Azul) and
Herb Lee works there evenings as well as at PCC
General Audit. Davis Stevenson Insurance Co. and
his Balboa Video Club round out the tenants.
The Star and Herald, May 29, 1986 stated that
PCC Deputy Administrator, Fernando Manfredo re-
ported to the American Chamber of Commerce that
Panama's gross income from the Canal and U. S.
Government agencies in the Canal area exceeded
$500 million last year. This figure includes money
from PCC wages from 7,000 Panamanian employees,
Panama income taxes, educational taxes, social
security quotas, treaty payments, related-treaty
payments, and wages from approximately 4,600 Pana-
manians employed with the military.
On May 11, 1986 the Star and Herald reported
the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) donated approximately $3 million to Panama
for R. P. Health Programs. This will go towards
constructing rural aqueducts; purchasing 6 ambu-
lances, medical equipment and sanitation equipment
and renovation of hospitals and health centers
in five provinces of Panama.
Paparazzi, a new pizza place, is now open in
the Knights of Columbus Building on Balboa Road.
It has been nicely renovated and serves excellent
pizzas, in addition to Italian and Mexican cui-
A trip to the Revega River in Costa Rica (or-
ganized by Morale Support Activities) was taken
on Memorial Day Weekend by many of our friends
from Panama. It included an 18-hour bus trip up
and back and white water rafting on the river.
The bus trip is a very long and tiring trip and
it is recommended you go instead by airplane, but
the white water rafting is superb and comes highly'
recommended. A trip to a cart-making factory and
shopping was also highly regarded. They also went
disco dancing to several places and said the food
was great. Besides those pictured, others who also
went on the trip were: Chris Herring, Tom Duncan,
Beverly Shirley, Judy (Warford) Wheeler, Sandy
(Wallace) Brunner, Chris and Nancy (Bennett) Trot-
ter, Carlos and Sally (Stuart) Selles, Raphael
and Roberta (Cole) Diaz, Doug Coffey, Cecy Wright,
Ernie and Jeanrie Hickman, Pat (Dee) Mead and Pat
(Necker) Coleman. Robert Will and Rusty Smith were
unable to make the trip due to baby sitting obli-
gations. Thanks Dad!
Taking a break from White Water Rafting
in Costa Rica are, (standing, rear);
Os8aldo Correia (River guide), (Standing
L-R: John (?) from England, Denise But-
linger Will, Dennis Cowles, Karen, Billy
and Brandy Coffey. (Front): Sheila Webb
Smith and Bob Best.
Larry and Sue (Mitten) Corrigan went to New
York in May and then on to Clearwater, Florida.
They stayed with Sue's dad, (Herb) Harry Mitten
and then stayed with Larry's mom, Marie Corrigan.
They also had a lovely visit with Jack and Gloria
(Ely) Corrigan in the same area.
Doc Herb Mitten and daughter, Sue (Mit-
ten) Corrigan in Clearwater, Florida.
Mary M. Norval, wife of the late Archie Norval,
had a great time visiting Panama in April. She
stayed with her daughter, Jeanne Hinek (Mary Nor-
val), son-in-law Doug Hinek, and two grandchild-
ren, Frankie (6) and Andrea (3).
The Star and Herald, November 3, 1985 printed
that two historical novels were written about Pan-
ama by Mirna Pierce, a 1959 Balboa High School
graduate. Mirna has written "Panama Flame" and
"Panama Glory", two of her projected quartet of
historical romances. She was interviewed last year
in Spanish by Voice of America in Washington, D.C.
which broadcast on shortwave to every part of Lat-
in America. These first two novels were published
by Dell Publishing Co.,Inc. of N.Y., have earned
her international recognition and are sold on
every continent. They are said to be "explosively
passionate romances that authentically portray
the history of Panama and the building of the Pan-
ama Canal" (including the French and American ef-
forts) and the quartet will span almost 40 years.
The third novel coming up is tentatively entitled,
"Panama Desire". Mirna Pierce is married to Dr.
Alex Perez-Venero, who is with the United Nations
in Europe and they have lived there for the last
10 years, traveling frequently to Panama. The
novels are available in Panama. To get copies,
send check or money order to Dell Readers Service-
Dept. 8528A, P.O. Box 11000, Pine Brook, N.J.
07058 for $3.50 each plus $.75 per copy postage
and handling Panama Glory (16878-3-14) and Pan-
ama Flame (16822-8-45).
Kenneth and Diane (Baker) Pierce visited his
parents, Tom and (Sara) Sahera Pierce, at their
home in Los Rios, R.P. Kenneth and Diane have been
married now for two years and both graduated from
Balboa High School in 1979 and 1980. Kenneth is
attending medical school in Ft. Worth, Texas and
Diane is a nurse working at a Ft. Worth hospital.
Houard Phelps, PCC Computer Equipment Analyst,
won first place in an Isthmian-wide Fourth of July
T-shirt design contest this year. His design, a
combination of palm trees and Old Glory, was plac-
ed on hats as well as T-shirts for sale. Proceeds
went towards such causes as fireworks, counmnity
activities, scouting and expenses to make shirts
and hats. Howard is the son of Charles E. Phelps,
retired Mechanical Engineer of the PCC Engineering
**s' .. "
First Place Winner, Isthmian-wide Fourth
of July T-Shirt Design Contest.
Down it goes. Electrician general fore-
man James F. Bradley gives instructions
as an electric motor is lowered into the
Electrical Division's new spray cabinet
vacuum dryer. Bradley suggested purchas-
ing the washer-dryer for cleaning elec-
trical equipment automatically and in
less time. The idea will result in an a
annual saving of $60,866 and earned a
$1,600 award for Bradley.
Sally (Harrold) Nickisher told me about a
Dunkin Donut truck which is now visiting the Ad-
ministration Building and offices on the Zone dur-
ing the work week. I have not had first hand taste
of the donuts, but Sally says they are "good" and
taste like the Stateside ones". Note: this is a
franchise and all ingredients come from the U.S.
and cannot be changed; this is why the Stateside
quality is preserved.
A ceremony was held on May 17, 1986 to rededi-
cate the 7 foot replica of the Statue of Liberty,
located near Balboa High School. This statue was
donated to the Canal Zone Boy Scout Council in
1951. On hand for the ceremony was Ambassador of
France, Honorable Robert Cantoni, U.S. Ambassador
Arthur H. Davis, Jr., the Balboa Elementary School
Choir, Balboa High School Band, Boy Scouts from
the Panama Canal Council and the American Society
forming an honor guard with flags from all of the
fenders" and "eliminate altogether the entry of
undesirable elements in the area". The Balboa Po-
lice have reported "24 categories of criminal
activities" in their jurisdiction which include
theft, "trespassing military areas of joint coor-
dination", immoral acts, illegal drug possession
and disturbing the peace.
Pat Lindley-Daminguez and husband, Oscar, vis-
ited their children in the United States recently.
They visited daughter Rafaella Wolder, son-in-law
Sgt. Gordon Wblder and grandson Gordon Holder,
II in Ft. Myer, Virginia. They also visited their
son, Kenton Lindley, in El Paso, Texas. Since Pat
Lindley-Dominguez (now Assistant General Counsel
in PCC) is too modest to mention it herself, it
gives me great pleasure to announce that she won
the Panama Canal Community Service Gold Award on
April 26, 1986 for many hours spent in social work
services and girl scout activities.
The "Esmeralda" from Chile and "Cuauhte-
moc" from Mexico are captured in all
their splendor as they wait at the Rod-
man pier for a northbound tandem transit
The naval training vessels were
photographed by Buddy Sims, a student
assistant with the P.C.C. Graphic Branch
using Tri-X film and a 15-second ex-
posure at F-8. Both vessels will par-
ticipate in "OpSail 86", marking the re-
turn of the world's greatest sailing
ships to New York Harbor for the Statue
of Liberty's 100th anniversary celebra-
tion. "Liberty Weekend" will be a four-
day salute to the United States' most
famous symbol, starting on July 3 with
the unveiling of the restored statue by
President Ronald Reagan.
The Star and Herald, April 22, 1986 stated that
"An aggressive crime watch program by the Balboa
Police" led to 58 arrests in February and March
1986. The Balboa Police Department has "filtered
scoundrels who had criminal cases pending in the
station". As more crime seems to have shifted from
Diablo to La Boca, Balboa Police officers are
focussing more in that area to stop "would-be-of-
Pat Lindley-Dominguez and grandson,
Gordon Wolder II.
Helen Lang has been employed as business plan-
ner with PFSI in New York, a Pepsico subsidiary
that is in charge of international restaurants.
Helen will get to travel in her new position, as
her regions in the international development sec-
tor will include South and Central America, Mex-
ico, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Pete Lang, her father, and I are very proud of
Mary Lou (Dailey) Iong
011 (507) 52-5800
On June 19, thirty-four members and guests en-
joyed a pot-luck luncheon at the Seniors Clubhouse
in Crossland Park. Present were: Verna and Andy
Kapinos, Evelyn and Hokard Hilborn, Dorothy and
Harry Willenbrock, Hazel Kilbey, Leona and Paul
Badonsky, Eletheer and Jim Catron, Grace and B.J.
Hartley, Peg and Don Hutchinson, Virginia and
Frank Smart, Bea Lee, Fina and Frank Balinski,
Lorna Shore, Steve LeBlanc, Billie and Bob Rowe,
Olga Holmes, Kay Pierce, Trudi and Lee Clontz,
Ethel and DeWitt Tate, Dorothy and John Everson,
and guests Kathleen Burkett and Roy Perkins. After
stuffing ourselves with all the goodies, we had a
short business meeting, and it was decided that
our next meeting would be held Thursday, September
18, at 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton, N.W. in Col-
Roy Perkins came to the meeting from Sunmerton,
S.C. and brought with him photo albums that had
belonged to his grandfather, with snapshots of the
early days in the Canal Zone the days of mud,
dust, stiff collars and longsleeved shirtwaist
dresses. Times have changed!
Consuela and Melvin Menges have as houseguests
their son, Warrent Officer Paul Menges and family
who recently transferred from Germany to Ft. Meade
Maryland. Their son, Staff Sgt. Robert Menges,
graduated from the Air Force Non-Connissioned
Officers Leadership School at Charleston. He is a
jet engine mechanic with the 437th Field Main-
Their 50th wedding anniversary found Leona and
Paul Badonsky surrounded by family Gabby and Leo
Badonsky from Atlanta, Ga., their daughter, Paula
and family from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and other rel-
atives from Akron, Ohio Atlanta, Ga. and Irving,
Texas. We hear by the grapevine that the new golf
clubs work real well, Paul!
When Nora and Charles Green headed for the Re-
union this year, it was a three-generation trip,
as they had their daughter, Virginia Machak and
granddaughter Shelby with them. After the reunion,
they also enjoyed spending some time in St.
Petersburg with relatives.
In July, Billy and Bob Rowe took a break from
our dry Aiken weather and flew to Ft. Lauderdale
to spend some time with son Bobby and granddaugh-
ters Stacy and Kelly, while their daughter-in-law
Donna was out west with her family.
Russell Edward Percy enjoyed helping to plan a
trip his daughters Ann Edwards Willoughby of Hunt-
sville, Ala. and Gay Edwards Pridgen of Cordele,
Ga. took in June. They met in Atlanta and flew to
San Francisco where they spent time with friends
and explored Chinatown. This was followed by a
four-week tour of Hong Kong, China, and Japan, a
highlight of which was spending the Fourth of July
at the American Enbassy in Beijing. Ann graduated
from Balboa High School in 1951 Gay in 1953, and
Ann's husband Bill Willoughby is a 1948 graduate
of Cristobal High School.
Eletheer Catron reports that these days, in-
stead of finding Jim at the golf course (he was
overall winner at a tournament this spring at the
Pine Ridge Country Club in Edgefield, S.C), you
will find him with the "Hardee" crowd for break-
fast and socializing. Jim had microsurgery on his
right knee for a torn cartilage and arthritis -
and recovery is slow. Among their visitors have
been their son Jinmmy and grandchildren Kristen and
Steven. Also, Winnie, Rod, and Dennis Brone stop-
ped by briefly on their way to Winnie's sister in
New York. The Catron's other grandson, Ed Lotter-
hos is reported having a wonderful time at the
Scout Camp in Philmont, New Mexico.
Eletheer tells me that a G.C. Marcum, while
visiting his daughter in Williston, S.C. was brow-
sing through the phone book, and when he saw the
name J.O. Catron, wondered if it was the same
Catron he had known in the 2nd Field Artillery at
Fort Clayton 45 years ago. It was...and they had
quite a time discussing the "good old days".
Plans are firmed up for the 7th Annual Hill
Country Zonians Christmas Dinner. The dinner will
be held on December 13, 1986 in the Medallion
Room, Inn of The Hills. Happy hour will precede
the dinner. Chairman Les Johnston and his commit-
tee have chosen a Panama theme and promise lots
of surprises. For further information and regis-
tration, contact Les Johnston at (512) 257-8514
or write to him at #4 Paradise Ave., Kerrville,
TX 78028. This year's party has the earmarks of
being awarded "Best Yet". Get your reservations
and motel reservations, if needed, early and keep
our Zonians' party alive and well in the Hill
The Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, one of
the Sesquincentenial events this year, was out-
standing. Lionel Johnston, former star of NBC
daytime serial "Another World" was the Master of
Ceremonies for the fashion show of vintage dresses
from the 1800s to the 1940s. He entertained with
his musical commentaries and singing his own com-
position honoring the women of Texas. Lional lives
with his family in Dallas, TX and is the son of
Les and M!riel Johnston.
The "Kerrville Grandmas" hosted a surprise
"Grandma Shower", luncheon and card party for
Kathi Lessiack. Her grandson, Timothy James is
the son of Sue and lew Stabler of Gatun, R.P. A
"cake", created by Honey Fealey, made of diapers
and decorated with fan-shaped bills was the gift
from the group. Marion Wells read one of her ori-
ginal and clever poems. After the luncheon, the
group adjourned to Honey Fealey's home to play
Kathi Lessiack at surprise "Grandma
Clara Chambers gave a luncheon and Kitchen
shower for 25 friends at the Inn of The Hills
honoring her granddaughter Janene Thampson. (See
weddings). Inventive favors and pictures were
matched for gifts strategically placed on the
tables. The time and work of love that Clara in-
vested in this party was obvious and appreciated
Ut. it. f ,
Clara Chambers and granddaughter Janene
J. B. Fields has been hospitalized for a week
earlier this year, which precluded his attending
his Texas Rangers Reunion. He is at home now and
Annette says he is much improved. We hope you will
continue to improve, J.B. and look forward to see-
ing you at our Christmas dinner party.
Some of us have been blessed with visits from
family and friends. Bill and Sue Graham were vis-
ited by their son and daughter-in-law Will and
Judy Graham of Olympia, WA, along with their two
children; laren, age 3 and Danny, Age 15 months.
The Graham family: Mothers Day 1986.
(Top, L to R): Donna and Rodney Elliott;
Judy and Will Graham. (Bottom) Sue Gra-
ham and Jeffrey Elliott; David Day;
Lauren Graham; Bill and Danny Graham.
Will and Judy left the children in the capable
hands of Bill and Sue while they enjoyed two days
of R and R on Padre Island and Corpus Christi.
Mothers' Day weekend was a real family reunion
for the Grahams. Daughter Donna arrived from Dal-
las with her husband Rodney Elliott and children,
Jeffrey and David. Bill, Will and Judy wore out
the Kerrville golf course, taking advantage of
Kerrville and its beautiful weather. Donna and
family returned to Kerrville the first week in
June to attend the annual Texas State Arts and
Crafts Fair. The weather was not as cooperative
as before, but coming from the Canal Zone we are
accustomed to a bit of "liquid sunshine", Right?
Bob and Dell Dunn had their son, Bob Dunn, Jr.
and his two children, Randy and Trina from Gamboa,
R.P. with them for a month.
Barbara and Ed Stanford with their two child-
ren, Eddie and Cheryl from Cardenas, R.P. visited
Barbara's parents Harvey and Bea Rhyne in Kerr-
ville and Ed's mother Fay Stanford, brother and
sister-in-law larry and Nancy (Basham) Stanford
in Ft. Worth. While in Kerrville, they visited
the Schlitterbhan in New Braunfels-a delightful
and fun-filled water resort on the Comal River.
Camille Eastham was able to join the family
for a couple days following a business trip to
Larry Treadwell (It. Braxton) and his wife,
Zeke (Canpbell) stopped in Kerrville for a short
visit with the Merricks on their way back to Ten-
nessee after visiting their son in Ft. Worth.
Mary (Orr) Fealey with her son Guy Eathan and
daughter Jamie laurayn visited her parents, Fred
and Marion Wells and her mother-in-law Honey Fea-
ley. Marion entertained with a coffee for friends
and neighbors to meet her daughter and grandchild-
Elsie and Woody Woodruff from Dothan, Alabama,
were in Kerrville to meet their daughter, Linda
Weir and granddaughter Jennifer from Los Angeles,
CA. Linda was in San Antonio to attend her BHS
class reunion. Jennifer will spend the sumner with
Elsie and Woody. While in Kerrville, the Woodruffs
visited Paul and Shirley Givonetti and daughter
Patty. Honey Fealey hosted a dinner for 20 friends
to meet the Woodruffs. in the few days that they
were here, they were able to see a bit of the Hill
Country and we hope they will come back to see
June Burns was surprised to receive a call
from Doris (Blakely) Gilray in Coppers Cove, TX.
June and Doris were friends many years ago in the
Canal Zone. It was fun for the friends to get
caught up with each other's news. June, her daugh-
ter Adele and two sons are driving to her home
north of Toronto, Canada. They will leave here
on August 1. June plans to do some canoeing for
her recreation. Her son Jack Burns and his wife
Karen will fly with their son to Toronto for two
weeks in July.
My congratulations to Joan deGmnxond and Pat
Beall for their nominations to receive the Soci-
ety's Distinguished Service Award. Two more dedi-
cated, hard-working people could not have been
Jackie Bishop spent three weeks in Pasadena,
Maryland with her parents, John and Kitty Schnidt,
and her brother, John "Bill" Schmidt of Talla-
Bill visited Germany last summer and found many
Schmidt family members living there. It was the
first contact since the original Schnidts came
from Germany to Baltimore to settle in the 1800s.
While in Maryland, Jackie, Bill, John and Kitty
visited family and Bill told of his Germany visit
and showed pictures, delighting the family. They
also visited in Wilmington, Del. with George and
Catherine LoIe and in Frederick, Md. with Delta
Jackie spent a day in McLean, Va. with Dale's
mother, Kate Sundberg. Dale's daughter, Edie Bish-
op, of Rockville, Md., who works for NIH in Beth-
esda, Md. and came for a day's visit. Edie, like
her mother, Connie Bishop, and her dad, Dale, is
an avid golfer and recently won a tournament at
the Bethesda Country Club on the 18th hole!
Jackie and Bill spent a day in Washington, D.C.
where they visited the Vietnam and Lincoln Mem-
orials. They also visited Jean Budreau Hooper,
widow of Jack Budreau.
Please help me to keep this column newsy and
interesting by sending me your news.
By the time this is published, I will have been
to the Annual Reunion and will be back home enjoy-
ing the Hill Country and remembering the great
time I had being with all of you. Happy Fourth
Hope you all followed the 'after-reunion' re-
cipe! Here-tizz feet up...elevate! Rest up...let
voice box rest quietly for about three days. Re-
turn quickly to your light simple foods to reset-
tle the 'bod'! Just sit down and digest all that
has happened so fast. It's a Panamanian 'rat-race'
of four days...up and down...here and there...al-
most a Carnavalito with the memories to last for
another year! Good luck and health to all of you!
So sorry I didn't get around to checking the
number of Virginians attending again. Registration
was well organized... it's just the manana in me!
Wish we could all meet in a certain corner at a
certain time just to say 'hello'...see who's who
since we no longer have a small reunion in the
Washington, D.C. area.
One newcomer to the party was Olive Aanstoos
Ford of Hopewell, Virginia and her daughter, Peggy
now living in Jacksonville, Florida, and working
for an insurance company. This was their first
introduction to the reunion...and they loved it!
It also helped to have the witty brother, Matt
Aanstoos of Vienna, Virginia to keep us laughing
and dancing. Peggy had to leave early to attend a
Dart Tournament. The last report on her was that
she was in first place. Never knew that darts was
in the big league! Olive will be doing lots of
traveling with a super trip to the Baltic Sea.
Happy you joined the reunion, gang!
Enjoyed our Reporter's Luncheon given by the
Editor, Pat Beall. Sat next to Lois DeLaMater
Bates who will be reporting from Hawaii. She is
still lovely and enjoying the exciting tropical
life there. Reporters also tried to iron out or
solve the problem of no news ...hard to get, etc.
The Horine clan, Baily Brooks, Fern Dabil and
Larry Horine and wife partied at the Hilton tell-
ing everyone to make the Anaheim, California Re-
union on September 12-13-14. I had fun with them
and also enjoyed meeting our two Canal Zone teach-
ers, Miss Patterson and Miss Anderson. That was a
beautiful surprise! One of the girls (no names,
please) was so happy and elated to see Miss Patt-
erson so as to thank her for making it possible
for her to graduate. Your reporter felt touched
because she too had fears of knowing there was a
borderline atmosphere on graduating, because she
was a good daydreamer.. looking out the window and
creating dances and music...know what I mean?
After the reunion, your reporter drove to Sara-
sota to visit relatives, Walter and Blanche Hart-
man...and George and Mayno Walker, who had their
daughters visiting as well...Mickey from New
Smyrna Beach, Fla. and Jeanne from Alaska.
Another fiesta was at the Marion (Neely) Greene
home where there is a ritual gathering every Mon-
day after the reunion, with the special honor of
writing your signature on the beautiful tablecloth
...full of signatures in various colors, which
Marion brightens up later with colorful threads.
I must add that our two Canal Zone teachers were
there as well and we thoroughly enjoyed their
tales of C.Z. and Stateside life. 'Toodles' Warren
Setzer and the Dennis girls, Jo (Konover) and Jean
(Herbert) were there also, adding great 'zippo' to
the party. In fact I enjoyed another gathering at
the Setzer home in Sun City, and the Dennis girls
had me laughing so much and kept me busy writing
their jokes...hmnm...this reporter is also going
to be 'zippy' at future parties...all on lemonade!
Gretchen Kroll Staples of Fairfax, Virginia had
her mother, Ethel Staples vacationing with her
during her son, Ted's high school graduation. He
will follow through in the Fall to Virginia Poly-
technic Institute in Blacksburg, Va. In July a
German family visited them for a week and then
rented a car to see the other States, leaving
their 17-year old son with Gretchen's two sons to
help him practice his English.
Warren and Jo Marquard from Sunnyvale, Calif.
visited Rosemary Millett Gilead of Arlington for
a week in May. Mr. Marquard was the Commissary
Manager in various areas in the Canal Zone, his
last job at Coco Solo. Rosemary again has an
interesting itinerary...to Santa Barbara, Calif.
to see granddaughter-, Robyn Lynn Gilead, then to
San Diego for an American Society of Military
Comptrollers Professors Development Institute...
then to Sunnyvale, Calif. for two weeks with the
Marquards. Then for a rest and visit to Scottsdale
Arizona for the Gold Star Wives of America Inc.
Service Widows Convention, while also visiting
Millie and Barney Toner and daughter, Eileen. Bar-
ney used to live in Lorton, Va., working for the
Navy, and recently retired to Arizona. His daugh-
ter is an executive secretary for the mayor of
Rosemary's next visit will be to Las Vegas to
attend the Federal Employees Women's National
Training program. While in Las Vegas she hopes to
have enough arm-hammer strength to win enough to
pay for next year's gala reunion bills!
Bueno!...enough rambling! It's late!
Stella Boggs De Marr
Well, as usual the Reunion was GREAT!! I saw
so many people that it would be impossible to re-
peat all their names so I will rely on the Reunion
Registration List to do that for me!
Russell Gillespie asked me to share the follow-
ing information about the CHS Classes of '76 and
'77 Reunion. On July 4 at 6:00 P.M the following
people met at the Columbia Restaurant on Harbour
Island in Tampa for dinner:
Tom and Pattie (Housley) Nichols
Jon Dedeaux and Deb Hepler
Jim Snider and Stephanie Nellis
Ed Blount and Shannon Shaper
Ray and Donna (Deaton) Sugg
Tom and Kathy Wilder
Ed and Carmen Overstreet
Ed and Lori (Hetrick) Herring
Dave and Cindy (Sherman) Moochler
Paul and Cheryl Alexaitis
Patricia Sanchez and husband, Alex
Reid Stinnett and Margaret Kienzle
Tracy (Scott) Herring
Zip and Lisa Barriteau
Susan (Bath) DeGroth
Rain and Debbie (Sanderfield) Williams
Terrie (Salyer) Friendsley
Yvonne (Smith) Botts
In spite of the promised fireworks being post-
poned until the next night, Russell said everyone
had a good time. At this time he has asked me to
thank, on behalf of himself and all attendees,
Drake Carlisle who did so much work on this re-
union and then was unable to attend due to health
reasons! We all wish Drake a quick and complete
Some quick pieces of information:
Terri Overstreet and daughter, Laura (6 mos.)
are currently living with Mrs. Overstreet in Pen-
Marge Egger and Maureen (Egger) thitlock re
living in Dallas. Tx. Maureen is expecting her
first child in about 3 months.
Liz Gillespie will be getting married next sum-
Rory Egger is still living in Panama and is
currently running the Amador swimming pool.
Teresa (Snider) and Tim Herring are expecting
their fifth child.
Evelyn (Barraza) and Tan Snider are expecting
their second child in February.
Speaking of Evelyn and Tom, they, along with
daughter, Kristen, and Grandma Evelyn Barraza
spent four days with us prior to the Reunion. It
was sure nice seeing them and of course our daugh-
ter, Jessica enjoyed having a live-in playmate!
Evelyn is still working for the government in
Washington and Tom is still busy being 'Mr. Mom"!
Heard from Alan and Dorothy Cheshire. In April
they spent five days on a sailboat in the Bahamas
with Alan's sister, Janice and her husband. Also
said that Alan's other sister, Deborah and her
husband, Alan Raper, are the proud parents of a
new son, Cade Oliver! The Raper's live in Andrews,
Maurie Moore wrote that most of the Moore clan
have recently moved to the Melbourne, Florida
area. Dr. and Mrs. Moore returned from Khartoum,
Sudan in January and last summer her sister, Cindy
with husband, Ed Forsythe and son Dylan, arrived
from Philadelphia. Speaking of the Moore clan,
saw them all, including Jane, but not Maurie at
this Reunion. Where were you Mrilla?
Susan (Willis) Hepner wrote that they had just
enjoyed a visit from her parents, Ken and Doris
Willis (up from Panama) and brother, Ken (current-
ly attending Purdue University in Indiana). The
Hepner's children Ken (8) and Heide (5), keep them
busy with bowling, T-ball and Cub Scouts (next
year Ralph will be the Cubmaster and Sue will be
Bye the time you read this issue your reporter
and her family will hopefully be living in their
first home! So, as of August 1, I would appreciate
it if you would send all of your news to 2753 S.R.
590, Clearwater, Florida 33519!
Well, I guess the news well has run dry so un-
til next issue I'll say "Keep the news coming....
remember this is your column"!
Bob and Marcia Jones
40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
A 40th Wedding Anniversary was celebrated re-
cently by Marcia and Robert L. Jones of Fort Col-
lins, Colorado. They were married in San Mateo,
California on May 23, 1946.
Both retired from the Panama Canal in 1979 -
Marcia as a Public Health Nurse, and Bob from the
Mrs. Helen Roquemore, Most Worthy Grand
Matron of the General Grand Chapter of
the O.E.S., Renee Rowley, and Skip Row-
ley, Rainbow Dad.
RAINBOW GIRLS HONOR MOST WORTHY
GRAND MATRON AT DINNER
Mrs. Helen Roquenore, Most Worthy Grand Matron
of the General Grand Chapter of the Order of the
Eastern Star; Ada Lee Powell, Worthy Grand Ruth
and Cora May Haines, Worthy Grand Esther were hon-
ored at a dinner hosted by the Balboa Assembly of
the Order of Rainbow for girls headed by Miss
Renee K. Rowley, Worthy Advisor, and Mercedes Rice
Mother Advisor. The affair was held February 6,
1986 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Balboa.
Worthy Advisor Renee Rowley was complimented
by the Most Worthy Grand Matron for the work being
carried on by the Rainbow Girls in benefit of
youth and the community.
Just recently, Renee was designated a member of
the Grand Cross of Color for 1986 because of her
distinguished service she has rendered to the In-
ternational Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison J. Follett of Ft. Gulick,
Republic of Panama are pleased to announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Stacey D. Follett to
Ross C. Stilley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Stacey
is a 1981 graduate of Cristobal High School.
Stacey and Ross are both recent graduates of
Louisiana State University. Mr. Stilley is cur-
rently employed at Turner, Collie and Braden Corp,
a consulting firm in Houston, Texas. Ms. Follett
will be teaching in the Houston area.
The wedding will be later this year.
JOHN H, LUBERA TO HEAD BANK IN
John H. Lubera has been elected President and
Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Coral
Gables, announced the Chairman of the Board of
Lubera, 42, has had 16 years of experience in
the financial service industry and, most recently,
worked for more than six years at Florida National
Bank of Miami where he was Director and Executive
Vice President of Corporate Banking.
He earned both his bachelor and masters degrees
in business administration from the University of
Miami in 1972 and 1977, respectively.
Lubera is a member of the Coral Gables Chamber
of Commerce, Greater Miami Chamber of Comnerce,
the Economic Society of Southern Florida, the Com-
mercial Loan Officers Association, the Miami
Financial Group, the Miami Club and the Coral Reef
Yacht Club. He is a Director of the Mercy Hospital
Foundation and the Dade County Chapter of Robert
Morris Associates, a national professional or-
ganization for corporate leaders. He and his wife,
Suzanne, live in Perrine.
John is the son of Betty (Mead) Robertson of
St. Petersburg. He was born in the Canal Zone and
graduated from Balboa High School, Class of 1961.
He is married to the former Suzanne Roscoe,
daughter of the late Capt. Kenneth Roscoe and
Helen Roscoe of Sarasota. Captain Roscoe was a
former Port Captain.
John H. ubera
Jo/rn H. Lubera
LITTLE MISS U.S.A.
Tiffany Ann Forrest, daughter of Paul and Mel-
ody Forrest competed in the Little Miss U.S.A.
Beauty Pagent held in Ft. Myers, Florida, July 12,
1986. Tiffany is 8 years old and has been in
beauty agents since she was five.
TOM GRIMISON KINGS POINT GRAD
Th1mS Richard Grimison, son of Mr. and Mrs.
1Thmas W. Grimison of 1700 Larchmont Court, Mer-
ritt Island, Fla. formerly of Panama, Republic of
Panama, graduated Monday, June 16, 1986 from the
United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings
He was commissioned an Ensign in the United
States Naval Reserve and awarded his third mate's
license in the Merchant Marine.
"Richard" is the grandson of Mr. amd Mrs. Pat-
rick Burns of Eason, Pa. and also the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Rex E. Beck of Merritt Island, Fla.
I +* ,,.
"Little Miss U.S.A."
Tiffany Ann Forrest
Thomas Richard Grimison
86TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Tiffany competed in Sportswear Modeling, also
in Talent, where she did gymnastics and a jazz
routine to "Conga", and she was in Photogenic and
Beauty. She was the overall winner and won five
trophies, a crown and a Savings Bond.
On July 25, Tiffany has a State Pageant which will
be held at Cypress Gardens, Fla. named "Miss Con-
Tiffany's sponsors are aunt Camille Gibson,
aunt Hollie Gibson, Mom and Dad, and Pine Island
Proud grandparents are Marie Gibson, Dot and
Mrs. Vernice Moody, mother of Mrs. Pete Bollea
(Ruth Moody Bollea) of Tanpa, Florida and Mrs.
Fred Ebdon (Beverley Moody Ebdon) of Sarasota,
Fla. was honored with a Birthday Card party on the
occasion of her 86th birthday.
Included among the many remembrances was a spe-
cial Congratulatory Birthday card from the Pres-
ident and Mrs. Nancy Reagan; a phone call and
lovely bouquet of flowers from her grandson, Terry
Bollea, the Champion Wrestler "HULK HOGAN"; as
well as a visit from her niece, Frances (Violette)
Sharp of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Many friends and family members telephoned or
came to offer best wishes, and shared birthday
She said this was the finest birthday she ever
had and appreciated remembrances from family and
FORESTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Dot and Riggs Forrest shown here at their
Gwynns Island, Virginia, residence, cutting their
50th Anniversary cake. An occasion which for the
first time in 27 years brought the entire family
together under the same roof at the same time.
Friends, both near and far came to congratulate
them and celebrate with them. Fifty years of love
All their children wish them the same ingred-
ients that it took to make the first 50 years, to
make the next 25 with all the magic that goes with
a wonderful marriage such as theirs!
ANDY LIM STRIKES GOLD
Andy Lim struck gold during the recent Panama
Canal Commission Honorary Public Service Awards.
Lim, the Atlantic director of music and theater
received the Panama Canal Public Service Award's
Gold Medallion. This award is given to individuals
in recognition of volunteer services and contri-
butions to the Panama community residential areas,
and military installations.
The accomplished actor, director, artist,
musician and cook uses his talents to provide an
endless list of services to the Panama Communities
in the area.
For the military, Lim has helped organizations
like the Youth Activities raise funds, painted
stained glass windows for the Fort Davis chapel
and served on the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
193d Inf. Brigade BANNER
AnareWh ]LJ, presented vne &ota vJeaa.-
lion by Administrator D.P. McAuliffe.
DAMON FORREST WINS AWARD
Damon Forrest, son of
Paul and Melody Forrest,
was awarded the Sports-
manship Award in Little
League Baseball and was
also given the team ball
because he was the only
one who made a grand-slam
homer throughout the en-
tire baseball season.
Damon was also the
winner in his age divi-
sion in the Junior Olym-
The proud grandparents
are Marie Gibson and Dot
and Riggs Forrest.
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10 years old.
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Dot and Riggs Forrest
PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC AWARD
The Ormond B. Strong
Elementary School in
Savannah, GA selected
John as the outstanding
fifth grade student at
V their graduation cere-
mony. John was honored
by his teacher, fellow
students, and one of the
local television stations
for his academic achieve-
ments by maintaining an
"A" average throughout
grades 1-5. He also re-
ceived a certificate for
Richard E. Kresge excellent scholarship,
certificate for outstand-
ing beginning instrumen-
talists, and a good citizenship award. John was
selected to participate in the 1986 summer comnm-
ity studies program for academically talented so-
cial studies students. John was born in the Canal
Zone. His proud parents are Richard and Nancy
Kresge of Savannah, GA. He is the grandson of
Joyce and Jack Clarke of Sarasota, FL, and Mr.
and Mrs. Allen R. Kresge of Walnutport, PA.
FRANKLIN 0. BRIGHT REFLECTED
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OF ORANGE COUNTY, INC. News
The Board of Directors of MENTAL HEALTH SER-
VICES OF ORANGE COUNTY, INC. has unanimously re-
elected Franklin 0. Bright to serve as President
and Chairman of the Executive Committee for the
1986-1987 term. Bright becomes the first person to
serve consecutive terms as head of the non-profit
agency that provides mental health program service
to the Greater Orlando area with a responsibility
for six locations providing inpatient, day and
residential services, with an annual budget in
excess of $5 million and 180 employees. In 1985,
MHSOC Inc. provided mental health services to over
Bright, a local businessman active in inter-
national trade, is well-known in the Orlando/Win-
ter Park Commnunities. He was President and CEO of
Bright International Services Corporation, a
diversified company whose operating divisions in-
clude Bright International Seafoods Conpany, Trans
Caribbean Equipment Exchange, Human Resources
Technologies and Water Resources International....
Bright was born and raised in the Panama Canal
Zone and is a graduate of Balboa High School,
Class of 1960, and a member of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Inc. He is a Vietnam-era vet-
eran of the U.S. Army and subsequently was a civ-
ilian employee of the Panama Canal Conpany in a
series of assignments in the Panama Canal Zone,
and later worked for the U.S. Departments of Labor
and Defense in the U.S. His last government posi-
tion was that of Civil Rights Director on the
staff of the Commander, Naval Training Center in
Bright is listed in the First Edition, DIC-
TIONARY OF CARIBBEAN BIOGRAPHY: the DICTIONARY OF
INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: and THE STATESMAN'S BLUE-
BOOK. He has been nominated for inclusion in WHO'S
WHO IN THE EAST and WHO'S WHO INTERNATIONAL.....
Married to the former Bernadette Collins of
Elmira, New York, the Brights and their young son,
Erick, reside in East Orange County. Bright is the
son of Mrs. Tina Bright of Kissinmee, Florida, and
the late Carmen Bright who resided in Panama and
the Canal Zone from 1926 to 1977, prior to moving
ARNOLD TALBOTT NOW A/V MANAGER
Arnold L. Talbott, a long time resident of the
Canal Zone, has assumed the duties recently of
Audio Visual Manager at the Lexington Blue Grass
Army Depot in Lexington, Kentucky.
Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Talbott
was the Chief of Photographic Section, Training
Audio Visual Center, Fort Clayton, Panama. He is
a former Panama Canal Commission official photo-
grapher and also worked as a correspondent and
field producer for NBC and CBS News during the
Panama Canal Treaties, and traveled extensively
throughout Latin America on assignment.
Arnold is the son of Elzie and Alice Talbott of
Panama City, Panama.
Arnold L. Talbott
CORRIGAN ELECTED CHS SA PRESIDENT
S- S *Tiernan Corrigan was re-
cently elected for the
office of Student Asso-
ciation President for
the upcoming school year,
1986/87 at Cristobal High
School, Coco Solo, Pan-
S ama. Tiernan is presently
a Junior at CHS, and will
serve her term as Presi-
dent during her Senior
year. Even her brother,
Gerald, claims to have
voted for her!
Tiernan based her campaign speech on unity and
Tiger spirit for the upcoming year. Her Campaign
Manager was her best friend, Stacy Patton, daugh-
ter of George Patton (CHS '63) of Gatun, Panama.
Born and raised on the Atlantic side, Tiernan
is the daughter of Collin and Alberta (Wilder)
Corrigan, Gatun, Panama. Collin is Chief of the
Industrial Division in Mt. Hope.
WODA NAMES HUMMER NEW CHAIRMAN
The World Organization of Dredging Associations
(WODA) named Charles W. Hummer Jr. its chairman
for the three-year term 1986-1989 at the triennial
meeting in Brighton, England. The outgoing chair-
man, Jan de Koning, a professor at Delft Univer-
sity in the Netherlands and chairman of the Cen-
tral Dredging Association, formerly designated
Hummer at the closing ceremony held March 7, 1986.
Hummer received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chem-
ical engineering from the University of Notre
Dame. He joined the Corps in 1978 after a 20-year
stint in the Republic of Panama, where he spent
the last five years with the Panama Canal Dredging
Division. As the assistant chief of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Dredging Division in Fort Bel-
voir, Virginia, Hummer has pioneered the use of
microcomputers and automation of the management
information systems related to the extensive Corps
The new chairman of WODA was recently elected
chairman of WEDA at its national meeting in Port-
land, Oregon. Hummer also serves on the Corps
Marine Board and the Committee on Tidal Hydraulics
and acts as the coordinator for the Corps/Maritime
Administration, technical monitor for dredging re-
lated Corps research and development programs,
senior advisor to the Corps Labor Management Team,
and Corps liaison with the Marine Board of the
National Academy of Engineering on sedimentation.
In addition, he was president of WEDA in 1984-1985
and was named Engineer of the Year for 1985 by the
Water Resources Support Center.
Hummer is the son of Charles W. (Tuck) and
Phyllis Humner of St. Petersburg, Florida.
World Dredging and Marine Construction
Tracy Ann Glassburn
Sharon (DeVore) and Paul Glassburn of Clear-
water, Florida announce the engagement of their
daughter Tracy An Glassburn to Dr. Stefan Ryszard
Witek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wladyslaw Witek of
Tracy has received a BS in geology from the
College of William and Mary and MS degree in geo-
logy from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Tracy
was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society,
Geology Honor Society, Signa Garma Epsilon Vice
President, Masters Science Honor Society, Sigma
XI, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and was Sigma Nu
Stef has received a BSC from Leeds University,
England, MS degree in Material Science/Ceramics
from Lehigh University and a PhD from Imperial
College, London, England in Material Science/
Ceramics. He is now doing Post Doctorate work for
DuPont at Lehigh University in Ceramics.
Tracy and Stef plan a Catholic wedding and re-
ception on December 27, 1986 in Mansfield,England.
PATRICIA BAILEY NOW GRADUATE M.D.
Patricia Elaine Bailey M.D., daughter of Dr.
William T. and Jean Bailey of Richmond, Virginia,
formerly of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, graduated
from her father's alma mater, the Tulane School of
Medicine on May 31, 1986.
Pat was born in Gorgas Hospital and raised in
the Canal Zone. As a toddler she was the inspira-
tion for her mother's book of children's poems
After graduating from BHS in 1972, Pat attended
the C.Z. College and transferred to the University
of Tennessee in 1973, graduating in 1976 magna cum
Laude with a B.A. in speech and theater and worked
for a professional theater company there for a
year, earning her Actor's Equity Card. In 1977 she
moved to New York City to pursue her career in the
By 1979 she found her work less satisfying and
began to look toward a career in medicine which
she had always considered seriously. Columbia
University's program for people who started on
another career and who wanted to become physicians
beckoned and she enrolled for a 3-year grind of
pre-medical studies. In 1982 she was accepted at
Tulane School of Medicine and she moved to New
Now, four years later, she was awarded the
degree of Doctor of Medicine. At the commencement
ceremonies, Pat and a classmate shared the tradi-
tional honor of planting ivy for the class of '86.
Her parents, sister Thora from San Francisco
and aunts and cousins from Tennessee were present.
Dr. Pat Bailey has now started her four-year
residency in Ob. Gyn. at Case Western University
Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Pat Bailey
U. OF OREGON GRAD "CHRIS" LANG
Congratulations to William ris" Lang who
graduated from the University of Oregon with a PhD
in Mathematics. Chris is the son of Willian (BHS-
50) and Mary Jo (Cole) (BHS-51) Lang, of Olympia,
Washington. Chris will be teaching at the Univer-
sity of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
His grandparents, former Zonians, Mina Dee of
Sarasota, Fla. and James and Catherine Cole of
Belleville, Illinois attended the "hooding" cer-
emony June 15, 1986 and visited the other grand-
children in Portland, Oregon.
Bill's oldest son, Walter, is touring Europe
William "Chris" Lang with his proud
grandmother, Mina (Lang) Dee of Sarasota
PAM CLARK WRITES BHS GRAD SONG
Panela L. Clark will
be one of the speakers at
the Baccalaureate Cer-
emony of the Balboa High
Pamela wrote the song
which will be sung by her
and Ivette De La Reza on
graduation night, June
12. The song is entitled
"Turn the World Around".
Pamela is the daughter
of Fred and Inez Clark of Pamela L. Clark
TURN THE WORLD AROUND
Words and Music: Pan Clark
The time has come for us to go
And deep inside our hearts we'll
Miss the love we've known
the love we've grown
As we hold back our joyful tears
Our hearts and minds drift back
Through all our high school years
all those years
And now we've got our chance to
turn the world around
A chance to show the people love
can still be found
And we can make it if we'll only
Stand our ground
Coz if we wanted, we could turn the
Through the years we've all grown strong
An made the class of 86 belong
And so tonight my friend we only
have one prayer
Just let this light of love shine thru
to show you care
show you care
Coz if we wanted we
could turn the
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Karen Paine and Tom Dragg
Karen Paine and Tan Dragg were united in mar-
riage on May 31, 1986 at the University Lutheran
Chapel in Norman, Ok. The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Paine, formerly of the Canal
Zone. The groom is the son of Charles Dragg, Okla-
homa City, Ok. and Bonnie Dragg of Houston, Tx.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Her maid of honor was her sister, Patti Paine and
the matron of honor was Eva lxThpson, both former-
ly of the Canal Zone. Nancy Bennett and Glenna
Stockard served as bridesmaids.
The best man was Rocky Waller of Dell City,
Ok.; his groomsmen included his brother, James
Dragg, his cousin, Howard Steen, and two close
friends, Steve Schnitt and Mike Sanders.
The reception was held at the Ramada Inn in
Norman where the guests danced to the taped music
of Iucho, until 5:00 A.M.
Zonian guests included: Patti Paine (AR), Ron-
nie and Elaine Forrest (TX), Paul and Phyllis
Hieronymis (TX), Ron and Alice Jacobs (OK), Bruce
(han (OK), Helen Hkrst (OK), John Ridge (NE), Bob
and Ella Stokes (MD), Eva Thoipson and Chris Baker
The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas and plan
to make their home in San Antonio, Tx.
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Clarissa Gonzalez and Captain Stephen
Clarissa Gonzalez and Captain Stephen Lex
Aponte exchanged marriage vows March 1, 1986 at
Following the ceremony a reception was held
at the Bankers Tower Club of McAllen.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al-
fredo Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez is the Chief of Po-
lice at Edinburg, Texas and Mrs. Gonzalez is a
High School home economics teacher at the same
The groom who is an ex-zonian, graduating from
CHS, 1973, is the son of Commander and Mrs. Don-
ald E. Petersen (USN Ret), now a Panama Canal
Pilot. Mrs. Petersen retired last year as a regis-
tered nurse from Coco Solo Hospital. They are pre-
sently residing in Gatun.
Both the bride and groom graduated from Texas
A & I University. Mrs. Aponte has been employed
as an English teacher at the Edinburg High School.
Capt. Aponte just graduated from the Combined Arms
Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Present for the wedding and reception were
Captain and Mrs. Petersen and a childhood friend,
The couple are making their home at Harker
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. and Lynda (Wood)
Nicholas, of Canyon Country, California.
Lynda D. Wood, daughter of Warren and Evelyn
(Belanger) Wood of Pine Mountain Club, California,
became the bride of Robert E. Nicholas on Saturday
April 19, 1986. The formal ceremony was held in
the Historic Wedding Chapel, Burbank, California.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by
her father. Claudia Raber was her sister's matron
of honor, and her sister, Jean, was one of her
lovely bridesmaids. Lynda's brother, Larry Wood,
of Salida, Colorado, was the best man.
A lovely reception at the Knights of Columbus
Hall in Burbank was arranged by Lynda's sister,
Cynthia Wood, and long-time friend, Paula Frank-
lin. An orchestra from Thousand Oaks played music
from the 1920's to the 1980's for the guests'
dancing and listening pleasure.
Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Thompson announce the ap-
proaching marriage of their daughter, Janene, to
Travis Lain of Hamlin, Texas on July 26, 1986 in
the First Presbyterian, Kerrville, Texas.
Both Janene and Travis are graduates of Texas
The couple will make their home in Andrews,
Janene is the daughter of Jeanne Chanbers Thxm-
pson and granddaughter of Clara and Harold Cham-
bers of Kerrville, Texas.
Jennifer Wilkes, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey
Clark, Michael Coffey.
Gadsen Street Methodist Church of Pensacola,
Florida was the setting July 12, 1986 for a double
ring ceremony uniting Jane Kyser Wilkes and Jeff-
rey Daniel Clark in marriage.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Wilkes, Palatka, Florida, and the groom is the son
of Mrs. Alice M. Clark of Dothan, Alabama, and the
late J. Richard Clark, formerly of the Panama
Jane was escorted and given in marriage by her
father. The bride's sister, Miss Jennifer Wilkes,
was maid of honor. Also attending the bride was
Matron of Honor, Mrs. Charles Amen. Michael J.
Coffey was best man. The ushers were Brent G.
Wilkes and E. Jason Wilkes, brothers of the bride.
A reception following the ceremony was held at
the Holiday Inn North in Pensacola.
After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the newly-
weds will reside in Pensacola where Jane is em-
ployed by the Executive Club of Pensacola, and
Jeffrey is Night Manager/Auditor of the Ramada Inn
Out of town guests included: Paul Goodrich,
Hayward, CA; Bob and Mona Goodnan, Slidell, LA;
Michael and Shawn Coffey, Tallahassee, FL; Timothy
and Deena Clark, Tallahassee, FL; Warren and
Elaine (Clark) Cook, Atlanta, GA; Frank and Rose-
mary Anderson, Arlene Abbott and Kathleen Daniel
of Dothan, AL.
Janet Loretta Warren and Richard William Coffey
were united in marriage at Our Lady of Prompt
Succor Church, Chalmette, Louisiana, on June 7,
Janet is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilton
Warren, Jr., of Chalmette. Richard is the son of
Mrs. Margaret (Ridge) Coffey of Metairie, La. and
William T. Coffey, Jr. of Panama, R.P.
Richard is employed with D.H. Holmes Co. Ltd.,
and Janet is with Security Homestead Association
in New Orleans, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard William Coffey.
Former Canal Zone residents who attended the
Nuptial Mass and reception included Richard's
great aunt, Mae (Gowan) Ridge, Jean (hassaignac,
Floann (Pierce) and Ed Gray, Julia (Wilson) Ridge,
Cathey (Ridge) Adams and son, Damian, Sister
Therese Ann Ridge, and Joan (Ridge) and Jack de-
L to R: Luke Palumbo, Wayne Smith, Rob-
erts children, Chris, Katie, Matthew,
Robert, Judy, Odessa Douglas and Jack
Judith Ann Palumbo and Robert William Gates
were married in an outdoor ceremony on April 20,
1986 in Somerset, Kentucky. Wayne L. Smith of
Fairfield, Ohio, former CHS alumni and recent
pastor of Margarita Union Church, presided along
with Jack Wilhelm of Somerset. Wayne's wife Ruth
(Linkenann) and three children were also in at-
tendance as was Luke C. Palumbo of Fayetteville,
The Gates will reside in Fairfield, Iowa, where
Robert has been called to be minister at the First
Christian Church (Desciples of Christ).
Robert and Judy met in Panama when he served as
an intern pastor and youth director under Dan Mer-
rick at the Margarita Union Church in 1962-63.
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Heike (Scheiber) Parks and Sgt. Matthew
Parks. West Germany, April 12, 1986.
Heike is a great fan of the Canal
Heike E. Scheiber and Sgt. Matthew Parks were
married on April 12, 1986, at 1:00 pm, in the
village church at Allmendfeld, Hessen, West Ger-
many, which is the bride's home town.
Among those attending were Trnard and Deiter
Scheiber, parents of the bride, and Anne (Trimble)
and Charles Parks, parents of the groom, formerly
of the Panama Canal Zone, who now reside in Glen-
Several customs native to the area were observ-
ed, including the bride and groom walking together
through the village from her home to the church;
raffling off one of the bride's shoes, and kid-
napping the bride by her male relatives.
Reception was at the home of the bride.
Sgt. Parks is in the U.S. Army, stationed at a
base near Darmestadt, West Germany, and Heike is
a secretary with a large industrial firm in Darm-
Following a trip to Arizona, USA, the young
couple will be at home in Die Kleine Beune 6, 6102
Gil and Karin (Fosque) -..
Long of Raleigh, North
Carolina proudly announce
the birth of their first
child, Meredith Caroline,
born on November 11, 1985 r
at Durham County General
Hospital. The new "Tar
Heel", who arrived on her
mother's birthday weighed
7 pounds and was 20 inch-
On hand to welcome
Meredith was her maternal Meredith Long
grandmother, Marjorie 5 mos. old Apr. '86
(Foscue) King of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
In february, Meredith and her parents traveled
to Grandma King's to help her get ready to move
from Hawaii to North Carolina. Marjorie (Mrs. Rob-
ert) King now lives at 7810 Coach House Lane in
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bos-
well announce the birth
of their second child,
Jennifer Anr3rie on
May 5, 1986. Jennifer's
helping hand and protect-
orate is her older
brother Steven Craig (4).
Stevie is seen holding
his new sister. The mat-
ernal grandparents are
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Boswell Ste n and Je ife
who currently reside in Boselt
Holiday, Florida and Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Nacrelli of Anniston, Alabama.
Steven attended school in the Canal Zone and grad-
uated from Cristobal High. They are currently
living in Houston, Texas.
John and Gladys Mclain of Sarasota, Florida,
proudly announce the birth of a grandson. Eran
Feintuch was born July 6, 1986, to their son-in-
law and daughter, Dr. Yossi Feintuch and Judy
(McLain) Feintuch, in Raanand, Israel. Eran joins
a two year old brother, Ze'v.
Dr. Feintuch is on the staff at the Absorbption
Center in Raanand, teaching and instructing
Americans and non-Israelis, the culture and cus-
tons of Israel.
Edie and John Meeker, of Spring Hill, Florida,
are pleased to announce the birth of two grand-
Amanda Lee Allard was born on December 27, 1985
to Bill and Pat (Meeker) Allard in Diamond Bar,
California. Amanda joins older sister Katherine
(Katie) Elizabeth, who was two in January. The
Allards were recently transferred to Tanpa.
Gary and Jean (Medinger) McGuire of Dallas,
Texas, are the proud parents of Anna Lee MQGuire,
born March 22, 1986.
Amanda and Anna join cousins Any Elizabeth Nes-
bitt, 14, daughter of Debbie (Meeker) Nesbitt of
Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Gregory Andrew
Stillman, 3, son of George and Ann (Medinger)
Stillman of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Mr. and Mrs. James Collins, III (Kathy Newbury)
formerly of Gatun, and Diablo, announce the birth
of their first child, Jacyln Marie Collins, on
May 8, 1986 at New Ulm, Germany.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. New-
bury (Bamly Riley) formerly of Diablo, and Mr. and
Mrs. Janes Collins II (Joan Holgerson) formerly of
Gatun. Both grandparents now reside in Dothan, AL.
The great-grandfather is Joseph J. Riley, for-
merly of Diablo and now also residing in Dothan.
Michael Casis, age 2, is proud to announce the
arrival of his baby sister, Tatiana Eduviges Casis
on July 9, 1986 at 8:04 am at the Thunderbird Sam-
aritan Hospital, Glendale, AZ. Tatiana weighed in
at 7 Ibs. 1 oz.
She is the daughter of Susan (Parks) and Manuel
R. Casis. Her doting grandparents are Anne (Trim-
ble) and Charlie Parks and Mrs. Eduviges Casis.
Paternal grandfather, Manuel R Casis is deceased.
Scott and Anita Bon-
durant Baker of Butzbach,
Germany, are proud to
announce the birth of
their first child, a son,
Charles Ed&ard Baker II, j
born February 12, 1986 at
FRankfurt Army Hospital,
Charlie weighed in at 4
6 lbs. 15 oz. and was
191 inches tall.
Maternal grandparents 4
are W.E. Bondurant of A
Greenville, S.C., former-
Charlee Boker II
ly of Balboa, C.Z. and
Patsy Draughn of High Point, N.C. Paternal
grandparents are Nancy Stikeleather of Jonesboro,
Ga. and the late Eddie Baker of Reidsville, N.C.
Kenny and Phyllis -
Ocheltree of Spring, Tex-
as, are proud to announce
the birth of their first
child, a daughter, Alex-
andria Marie, on May 8,
Alexandria weighed in
at an exact 10 lbs and
measured 22 inches long.
are Claire Ocheltree of
Houston, Texas, (formerly Claire Ocheltree
of Gamboa, Canal Zone) and granddaughter,
and the late Clifford B. Alexandria Marie.
Maternal grandparents are Lazaro Dovalina of
Laredo, Texas, and Charlotte Dixon of San Antonio,
Kenny, Phyllis and Alexandria reside at 2506
Ciderwood, Spring, Texas 77373.
Donald and Marjorie (Miller) Scheime of Mon-
ument, Colorado are proud to announce the arrival
of their newly adopted daughter, Melinda Kay, born
May 3, 1986. They brought Melinda home from the
hospital when she was three days old.
Maternal grandparents are Allen and Kay Miller
of Sarasota, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Highly of Dothan, Alabama,
are proud to announce the birth of their seventh
grandchild, Christopher John, born April 28, 1986
in Panama to their son, Fred and his wife, Becky
who reside in Gatun. Christopher weighed 7 lbs.
15 oz. and joins his sister, Nikki.
Willian and Ginette Stewart of Bradenton, Fla.
proudly announce the birth of twin sons on April
27, 1986 at Manatee Memorial Hospital, named Kevin
Lee and Ryan Elliott.
Paternal grandparents are Fred and Vera Stewart
of Bradenton, Fla. Maternal grandparents are Yvon
and Diane Beaudry of Quebec, Canada.
Ann and Bill Bivin announce the birth of their
first child, Sara Elizabeth, in Dallas, Texas on
May 21, 1986.
Grandparents are Ken and Betsy Bivin of Diablo
Heights, Panama and Dick and Julie Ford of Dallas.
Sonia and Joseph H. Orr III announce the birth
of their first child, a daughter, Ashley Lauren on
June 26, 1986 in San Antonio, Texas.
Paternal grandparent is Margurite M. Orr of San
Antonio, Texas. Maternal grandparents are Elda and
Conrad Maldonado, also of San Antonio.
Filvia Correa (Estribi) is pleased to announce
the birth of her grandson, Brandon William on
April 18, 1986. Brandon weighed in at nine pounds,
two ounces and his proud parents are Cheryl and
Fraternal grandparents are Captain William and
Grace Gillespie. Captain Gillespie was a Panama
Welcome to the big world, big boy Wayne Chris-
topher Ingram, 9 lb. 4 oz., 22 inches tall young
man, born on June 30, 1986 at 1:23 am to Michael
and Suzy Ingra, 2547 Parco Ave., Ontario, Calif.
Wayne is the first grandchild of proud Betty
Mae (Crooks) and Ron Ingran, also from Ontario.
Roy and Charlotte
(Craig) Reyes of Tanpa,
Florida announce the
birth of their first
child, Ryan Anthony on
August 27, 1985, who is
now a year old.
Proud grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Craig of Raleigh, North
Carolina and Mr. and Mrs.
Tamas Reyes of Tampa,
Ryan Anthony Reyes
Newcomer DeAnne Turner, Debbie (Hansen)
Turner and Betty (Allen) Hansen.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hansen (Betty Allen) announces
the birth of her first grandchild, Miss DeAnne
Elizabeth Turner, on April 23, 1986, in Dallas,
Proud parents are Debbie (Hansen) Turner and
In Dallas to celebrate the occasion were
DeAnne's uncle, Willie Hansen; Avelirg Kittridge
from Houma, Louisiana, and DeAnne's cousin, Andy
Whitlock with his wife Maureen (Fgger) Whitlock
from Ft. Worth, Texas, as well as Grandma Betty.
The Turner family's address is 1704 Ridge Road,
Carrollton, Texas, 75006.
Where Are You?
Please help us locate the following 34, who
graduated from BHS in 1935. Ladies are listed with
maiden names. Any information you have regarding
these people would be appreciated. Some may be
deceased and, if so, we'd like to know. Current
addresses and/or phone numbers (even last city
where they were known to live, with approximate
date are needed). We are hoping our 55th reunion
will be a biggie, so we need all info possible to
trace gypsy members.
AKIN, Elizabeth A.; ALFARO, Horacio Jr.;
AMBURG, Gloria Mary; ANDRADE, Hiram; AN-
GER, Jilius; ARZE, Carlos G.; BOYD, Al-
bert; DELVALLE, Manuel H.; FABREGA, Oct-
avio Garcia; GASTEAZORO, Mariano; HARRIS
Grace V.; HENDRICKSON, Fred; MARTIN,
George; MARTINELLI, Ricardo; MATTOON,
Edwin; MENDEZ, Octavio A.; MOFFATT,
Louis T.; NOLI, Louis Charles; OLLER,
Robert; OWENS, Annabelle E.; PALMER,
Patty; PARDINI, Juan; PERLEY, Robert L.;
PETERS, Frank L. Jr.; RAMIREZ, Anna M.;
REIBER, Josephine Anne; SCHWARTZ, Jean
Elizabeth; SHELTON, Gladys Amy; SHELTON,
Rosario Sabina; VILLANUEVA, Julia Elena;
VENGOECHEA, Julio, A.; WATERS, Muriel
Patricia; WILLIAMS, Donald Earl; WITSELL
Please send info to:
Carthage, NC 28327
Wilna Wickens Kenerd
Dothan, AL 36302
Looking for Mr. Harold Brenner. His last known
address was in Woodbine, Georgia. He worked for
Pan Canal in the 60's.
Anyone having knowledge of his last known
whereabouts, please contact: Frank R. Tunmnn, Jr.,
Chief, Transportation Services Branch, Panama Can-
al Commission, APO Miami, FL 34011.
Robert and Judy Palumbo-Gates are looking for
Grant Smith (Woody) who was living in Texas when
last heard from during the '70's. He graduated
from Cristobal High School in 1964. If you know of
his address, please send to: Judy Palumdo-Gates,
1009 East Burlington Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.
I have misplaced Judy Mohr McDonalds address.
Would someone send it to me again?
I would also like to know where Priscilla Wil-
liams and Alice McIlvaine are. Please send to:
Anita Daniels Asmussen, 513 Center St., North Mus-
kegon, Mich. 49445.
Carl leroy Cockburn, a retired employee of the
Panama Canal Company is seeking information on
two of his former supervisors, Earle Brown and
If you can help, please contact Mr. Cockburn
at Apartado 1131, Cristobal, Rep. de Panama.
lit-i Deep Borrow
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Vincent Biava, 84, of Napa, California, died
January 27, 1986 at Silverado Convalescent Hos-
pital. He was born in Gallup, New Mexico and ser-
ved his apprenticeship on the Santa Fe Railroad,
after which he went to Ecuador working for the
mines. He then worked for the Panama Canal Company
and worked as a machines and retired in 1964 with
over 23 years of government service as assistant
Superintendent of the Dredging Division. He went
to Napa and was employed by his brother, the late
Pete Biava, in his automobile agency. He was
active in the Boy Scout Council for 50 years, re-
ceived the Silver Beaver Award and was a member of
the Order of the Arrow.
He is survived by his wife, Anne A. (Lawson)
Biava of Napa; a son, Richard Biava of Alexandria,
Va., and a step-daughter, Barbara L. Mansfield of
Miami, Fla.; one brother, Dominic Biava of Napa,
three grandchildren, four nieces and four nephews.
Helen Elaine Chisholm, 77, of Westbrook Village
of Peoria, Arizona, died suddenly on July 20, 1986
while vacationing with her husband in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Prior to her retirement in 1970, she was
employed by the Motor Transportation Division of
the Panama Canal Company; also temporarily with
the Sea Level Canal Study.
Helen is survived by her husband, Benjamin,
formerly of the Accounting Division, Panama Canal
Company; a son, Ron, and two grandchildren.
John Wynter Davis Collins, of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, died June 7, 1986 following a lingering
illness. He retired from the Panama Canal Company
on June 1, 1979 as Retirement Counsellor with 31
years service. He was the son of Judge John Col-
lins, General Consul for the Panama Canal, grew up
on the Isthmus and attended Canal Zone schools. He
was a graduate of the University of Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; three
daughters, Christina Lawson, Marcia Courtney
Collins, and Melina Teresa Knick; sons-in-law,
Rev. Paul Davis Lawson and John Knick; two grand-
sons, David Bo Lawson and Marc Invierno, and a
brother and sister-in-law, Fritz and Inga Collins
Julius M. Culpepper, Sr., 84, of Ochlochnee,
Georgia, died April 15, 1986. He was born in Sel-
ma, Aabama and retired from the Post Office Div-
ision in the Canal Zone in 1957 after 33 years of
service, 29 years of which were in the Canal Zone.
He is survived by his wife, Edna C.; two sons,
Cal Julius M. (Sonny) Culpepper, Jr. of Columbia,
S.C., and George G. Culpepper from Anchorage,
Alaska; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Yaya) Hopkins of
Florence, S.C.; seven grandchildren and two great-
Frank L. Cunningham, 85, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died May 6, 1986 at Humana Hospital-Sun
Bay. Born in Sedalia, Missouri, he retired from
the Panama Canal Zone in 1960, where he was an
electrician, after over 36 years of government
service. He was a Mason and Past Master of Sibert
Lodge in Gatun, and a Shriner in Deerfield Beach.
Locally he was a member of the Panama Canal Soc-
iety of Florida. During World War II he served in
the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Anna M.; a sister,
Daisy Deuel, Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Samuel R.,
St. Petersburg, four grandchildren and four great-
Dean L. Dodson, 68, of Tanpa, Florida, died on
June 13, 1986 at his home. He retired from the
Panama Canal Protection Division after 33 years of
service. He was a member of Christ The King
Catholic Church, N.A.R.F.E. and the Panama Canal
Society of Florida.
Survivors include a son, Dean LeRoy Dodson of
Tampa; sisters, Marion D. Bowen, Winter Springs,
Fla. and Patricia D. Motykiewicz, Mobile, Ala-
bama; brothers, Richard H. Dodson, Reading, Penn-
sylvania and William H. Dodson, St. Petersburg,
Neil A. Doherty, 67, of Long Beach, Washington,
passed away on June 5, 1986. He came to the Canal
Zone in 1951 and spent his entire career as an
electrician with the Locks Division. He retired in
1974 as Senior Control House Operator at Mira-
flores Locks. He was active in the VFW and was a
Past Department Commander. He was also President
of IBEW Local 397, Balboa, and was active in the
Balboa Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Doherty;
two daughters, Joan (Doherty) Stoltz and Janice
(Doherty) Huff, both of Long Beach, WA.; a son,
Neil A. Doherty Jr., of Snohomish, WA.; six grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
William Elliott, 85, of St. Petersburg, Florida
died July 2, 1986. Born in Chicago, he came to St.
Petersburg from Baltimore. He was a retired movie
projectionist in the Canal Zone. Locally he was a
member of the Panama Canal Society.
Charles H. Fair, Jr., 64, of Opa Locka, Florida
passed away July 14, 1986. He graduated from Bal-
boa High School in 1941 and was the trumpet solo-
ist in the school band and orchestra. His father
was manager of the Balboa Clubhouse in the early
30's. He was Past Master of Edison Center Lodge
No.298 in 1967 and a member of Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter,
Deidre (Fair) Roache and her husband, Wayne, and
two grandsons, Wayne Jr. and Charles.
Myron C. Fisher, 73, of Panama, R.P. died in
May, 1986 at his home. Born in San Francisco, CA.,
he was raised in Quetzaltenango, Guatamala,
attended California schools and came to Panama in
the early '40s where he was actively engaged in
business. He was a member of the Panama Rotary
Club, the Navy League and American Society of Pan-
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Woodman-
see Fisher; two daughters, Donnalee McHenry of CA.
and Meredith Gonzales of Panama, and four grand-
Nathen Fleder, of Panama, Republic of Panama,
died June 11, 1986 at home. He was a native of New
York City and retired from the Panama Canal in
1968 after 35 years of service in the Accounting
Department of the Canal organization.
Surviving him are his wife, Maria Bunting
Fleckner; a daughter, Susan Fleckner, and three
grandchildren, Mrs. Yetta Maria Staples, Alberto
and Gelsey Fadul, and by a sister and three bro-
thers who reside in the United States.
Joseph E. Flynn, 76, of Kalamazoo, Michigan,
died June 8, 1986. He first came to the Canal Zone
in 1917, attending school in Ancon. He returned to
the U.S. and 15 years later returned to work at
the old Building Division and was married in 1941.
He directed the Shriner's Choir, was a member of
the "Idlehour Club", started a barbershop quartet
and a small orchestra. He was Exalted Ruler of
B.P.O.Elks Lodge 1414 from 1962-1963 and was a
member for 57 years. He lost his beloved wife,
Helen, six months ago, bearing her loss heavily.
He retired on May 31, 1971 from the Construction
Division with 23 years of service.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James
(Peggy) Mattey, and two grandsons, Jim and John of
Rochester, N.Y., and a brother, William, of Kala-
James A. Fraser, 89, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
died July 20, 1986. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y.
and left the Panama Canal Zone in 1959 where he
was an assistant chief for the Dredging Division
of the Panama Canal Company. He was a member of
Pasadena Comunity Church, Fla.
Survivors include his son, James A. Jr., Panama
Canal Area; a sister, Janet E. Smith, Gulfport,
Fla., and a granddaughter, Sherri Elizabeth Fraser
of the Panama Canal Area.
Thoms Earl Green, 46, of Sandersville, Miss.
died June 4, 1986 in Sandersville. He was a chief
engineer on sea-going tugs between 1968-1974 in
the Canal Zone, and was a member of the Assembly
Survivors are his wife, Victoria; four sons,
James and David Green, both of Sandersville, Vic-
tor Green of Alto, Ga., and Alberto Green of Pan-
ama City, R.P.; one brother, Willie Lee of New Or-
leans, La.; a sister, Geraldine Adams of Carthage,
and one grandchild.
Mildred W. Greene, 89, of Hendersonville, North
Carolina, died July 6, 1986 at the Carolina Vil-
lage Medical Center after an extended illness. She
was born in Chicago, Ill. and was the daughter of
the late Owen and Lena Watters. She was a former
resident of the Canal Zone and left there in 1952.
She was a former librarian for the Panama Canal.
Survivors include her husband, J. Wendell Gre-
ene, also of Hendersonville, N.C.
Edna M. Hale, 96, of Port Richey, Florida, died
May 31, 1986. Born in Washington, D.C., she tra-
veled to the Canal Zone in 1917 to become the
bride of Philip A. Hale and resided there until
She is survived by a daughter, Doris R. Sanders
of Hudson, Fl.; two sons, Philip A. Jr., Titus-
ville, Fl., and Hugh D., Tarpon Springs, Fl.; two
sisters, Louise Randall, Port Richey, Fl. and
Mary Sweeney, Bethesda, Md.; nine grandchildren
and six great grandchildren.
David Allan Highley, 23, of Dothan, Alabama,
died May 10, 1986 as a result of a motorcycle ac-
cident. David was born and raised in the Canal
Zone. He graduated from Northview High (Dothan)
and served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by
Sikorsky as a helicopter mechanic.
Davis is survived by his parents, Laurel and
Ermin Highley of Dothan; a sister, Sharon Baugh of
Dothan; brothers Les and Fred Highley of Panama;
four nieces and three nephews, aunts, uncles and
Joan Cuoco Miller, 73, of Fairhope, Alabama,
died July 13, 1986 at the University of Alabama
Hospital. She and her husband, Robert H. Miller,
former Superintendent of Housing in the Panama
Canal, resided on both sides of the Isthmus during
1936 to 1969. Joan was employed for five years
during the war as an interviewer with both the
Army and Panama Canal.
She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Mil-
ler; three sisters, Maria SanFelice of Endicott,
N.Y., Frances Hepp and Renee Rodriguez; and two
Andrew H. Page, of Brooklyn, New York, died
suddenly on May 24, 1986. He was with the Marine
Division in Balboa as a chief engineer. He came to
the Canal Zone in 1961 and retired in June, 1973
after 34 years of government service.
He leaves his wife, Florence; a son, Andrew V.
of Northport, N.Y.; two daughters, Andrea Tarr of
York, Pennsylvania and Alexis Rigsbee of Downing-
town, Pennsylvania, and four grandchildren.
Carmen Canpos Reimann, former Isthmian resident
died May 4, 1986 in Dallas Texas. Born in Cartago,
Costa Rica, she was the widow of the late Francis
A. Reimann, employed for many years by the U.S.
Military in the Canal Zone. She was an active mem-
ber of the Inter-American Woman's Club in Panama.
The Reimanns made their home with their daughter
and son-in-law, Bob and Linda Morris and went with
them following Mr. Morris' retirement from the
Panama Canal Company to Texas.
Survivors are three daughters, Maria Thomas, of
San Francisco, CA., Linda Morris of Richardson,
Texas, and Marge Gibbs of Ancon, Panama; seven
grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two bro-
Jeannette (Bruland) Jans, of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, passed away on April 24, 1986.
She is survived by her sister, Solveg Bruland
of Philadelphia; a brother, John R. Bruland and
another sister, Nellie Bruland Jansen.
Walter F. Kunkel, 68, of Miami, Florida, died
in Coral Gables Hospital on July 18, 1986 after a
He is survived by one sister and three bro-
Maylin P. Selvey, 22, of Tampa, Florida, died
in a single car accident on June 11, 1986. She is
the daughter of James Selvey of Hillsborough
County, Fla. and Barbara H. Selvey, Chief Account-
ant, Accounting Division, Panama Canal Cromission.
She was born in Abbeville, S.C. and grew up in the
Republic of Panama and graduated from Balboa High
Beside her mother and father, she is survived
by a brother, Roy, of North Carolina. A step-
mother, step-brother and step-sister also live in
Ruth Lasher Simonsen, 84, died April 29, 1986
in a California Nursing home after a long illness.
She was the widow of Chris Simonsen, former Sec-
retary of the Panama Canal Society of Southern
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Faye, also of
California; two brothers, John Lasher of New York
and Glenn Lasher of Vancouver, Washington.
William G. Slaughter, of Lakeland, Florida,
passed away June 24, 1986.
He is survived by a daughter, Eloise Murphy of
Lakeland, and a sister, Pat Jackson of Chatanooga,
Clara Means Smith passed away May 23, 1986 in
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she resid-
ed with her family in Gatun, Panama Canal Zone
for thirty years, retiring to Miami in 1953. She
was a life member of Coral-Palm Order of the East-
ern Star, CZ and a long time member of Coral Way
Presbyterian Church, Miami.
Four years prior to her death she was a resi-
dent of the Epworth Village Inc. Retirement Home
Her parents were the late Walter and Adah Tot-
ton Means. She is predeceased by her husband, Wil-
liam C. Smith and son, Spencer B. Smith. Other
survivors include her daughter-in-law, Nellree
Smith Berger, and several nieces and nephews.
Horace L. Smith, 67, of Columbus Grove, Ohio,
died July 16, 1986. He retired as Customs Inspect-
or in 1972 with the Panama Canal Company, with 31
years of service. "Smitty" was a veteran of World
War II, a 320 Mason, a Life Member of the Elks,
and an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Huffman),
of Columbus Grove, Ohio, a retired CHS Superinten-
dent of the English Department, who also retired
Martha K. Spinney, of Narragansett, Rhode Is-
land, passed away on May 4, 1986. She was the
widow of Captain Harold F. Spinney, Master Mariner
and retired Panama Canal pilot, who predeceased
her on March 10, 1986.
She is survived by three daughters; Sandra
Spinney of New York, Martha J. Spinney-Walker of
Herndon, Virginia, and Cynthia LaRose of W. War-
wick, Rhode Island, and two grandchildren, Joshua
LaRose and Amanda Walker.
Laura M. Stoakley, 72, passed away May 29,
1986 in DeLand, Florida. Born in Owensville, Indi-
ana, she retired from the Panama Canal Zone in
1974, where she worked as a window clerk in the
Balboa Post Office, having started with the Postal
Division in 1957.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer; a son, Tho-
mas Stoakley, Coppell, Tx.; a daughter, Mary Lynne
Rowe, Adel, Ga.; a brother, Wilfred Montgomery,
Hemet, Ca.; two sisters, Marjorie Esche, Mt.Ver-
non, Ind. and Virginia Meredith, New Braunfels,
Tx.;and three grandchildren.
It has been confirmed that Edna Jenks Hutton
Tippett died on June 24, 1986 in Baton Rouge, La.
She worked about 35 years as a R.N. at Colon and
Coco Solo Hospitals, after graduating from Mt.
Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1936.
Survivors include a son, Charles Dana Hutton of
Baton Rouge; a daughter, Judy Hutton Grigoratos,
in Baker, La.
James Z. Trower, 68, of New Port Richey, Fla.
died July 1, 1986 at home. Born in the Panama
Canal Zone, he left Miami 11 years ago and was a
machinist. He was a member of King of Glory
Lutheran Church, a past Mason of Miami, a member
of the Suncoast Model Boat Club and the Suncoast
Model Flying Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy W.; two
sons, James Lee, Miami, and Donald, Cape Coral;
three daughters, Nancy James and Janet Finch, both
of Fayetteville, Ga., and Sue Ann Wolff, Monterey,
Calif., and eight grandchildren.
Mary Blocden Thrbyfill, 79, of Rockport, Texas,
died June 9, 1986 in an Aransas Pass hospital. She
was the widow of Subert Turbyfill, Professor of
English and Dramatics at Canal Zone College, who
died December 13, 1963. She was an elementary
school teacher and had been in the Canal Zone for
35 years, and was a member of the Order of Eastern
Star. She was also predeceased by her son, Richard
from New York in 1980.
Surviving are her sister, Rose C. Wright of
Rockport, and a brother, Kenneth Richards of
Dwight M. Van Evera, 83, of Clearwater, Florida
died July 9, 1986 at Clearwater Conunnity Hos-
pital. Born in Baltimore, he retired from the Pan-
ama Canal Company in July, 1959 as General Foreman
of the Motor Transportation Division with over 19
years of service. He was a Mason, Shriner and a
member of the Panama Canal Society. He was a
Survivors include his son, Dwight Jr. of Sedona
Arizona; two daughters, Doris Graham, Clearwater,
and Jean Ludwick, Massilon, Ohio; a sister, Evelyn
Schafer of Largo, Fla.; eight grandchildren and
Roger T. Williams, 78, of Pompano Beach, Fla.
died June 24, 1986. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. he
came to the Canal Zone in 1912, attended Canal
Zone schools and was very active in sports. He was
a baseball player with the Isthmian League and
also officiated basketball in his spare time. He
retired from the Panama Canal Company in 1964 as
a steam engineer with the Terminals Division with
over 35 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Maurer Wil-
liams; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles DeYoung; his brothers widow, Mar-
garite A. Williams; four nephews and two nieces.
Letters to the Editor
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>eth Gillespie, Jim Kunkel, and
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Tom McKeown, Helen McKeown Ledgerwood,
Arlene (McKeomn) Tochterman and Bill
SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
The three children of Helen McKeown Ledgerwood
gave a surprise birthday party for her at the
Hyatt Regency in Tanpa on July 4, 1986. Many of
the Reunion guests attended.
Tan McKeown of Jacksonville, Florida; Arlene
(McKeown) Tochterman of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and
Bill McKeown of Park City, Utah, decorated the
room with flowers and balloons, and gave a great
3 CZ MARINERS WORK SAME SHIP
Enclosed is a photograph which comes to you
from an EXXON tanker where three Zonians had the
pleasure of working together. Elizabeth Gillespie,
formerly of Coco Solo sailed as Third Mate; Jim
Kunkel, formerly of Curundu sailed as Chief Mate,
and Pat Fallon, formerly of Diablo Heights who
holds a Second Mate's license.
Current residences are in Massachusetts,
Georgia and Texas respectively.
We enjoyed reminiscing together. In February,
our ship transited the canal which was an added
THE MARQUARDS VISIT FAMILY
Everyone out here in Sunnyvale, California is
doing fine and enjoying beautiful weather. Jo and
I are fortunate to have most our family close to
us. Last Christmas we had all of our family with
us including Babe and his family from Houston,
Texas, his wife leonor, Julie and Christopher,
(latest grandson). Beside Jo and I, there was
John, Bonnie and family (Bill and daughters Carrie
and Kelly). Also whilee Bremnen, wife Trudy, and
son Paul. Between Christmas and New Years, we all
went up to Lake Tahoe good time had by all. Lots
of snow but no luck on the one-armed bandits!
Last April our son John and I vacationed on the
east coast, stopping first in Washington, D.C. and
Rosary Gilead kindly invited us as house guests.
We took in all the museums, Smithsonian Buildings,
Arlington Cemetery, etc. ..and must have worn out
a pair of shoes. Then we headed for New Jersey,
stopping on the way at Gettysburg, historic Civil
War battleground. Then on to Vineland, N.J. to
visit sister Millie Finch and family Al and Debbie
there. While there, visited the rest of the gang,
Helen, husband George, son John, Carol, Cheryl and
After a rest, headed to Long Island to visit
aunt Anna in Williston Park, then to the "Big Ap-
ple" to take in all the sights. Didn't miss much,
such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Lib-
erty, Times Square, Yankee Stadium, etc. John had
not been back since he was 9 years old. The Sunday
before we left, visited the Brennan family in East
Islip. Norene Brennan has all her family living
there. Jerry Brennan had us over for a backyard
picnic. Beside his wife, Pat and daughter Terri,
there was Tammy Brennan Jr., Joanie ('Brien and
her gand, husband Jerry and three daughters, Nor-
ene's sister, Mary and relatives of Pat and Jerry.
As usual, we talked about the good times spent on
the Zone, plus a likkel bajan.
Our final leg was to Nashua, N.H. to visit my
sister Eleanor Hood and husband, Robbie. He took
us on a drive through some of the New England
states and also got tickets to see the Boston Red
Sox play at Fenway Park. (A thrill for John). On
our way to the ball game, we stopped to go aboard
the "Constitution" and visit the museam there.
John played golf with his uncle and cousins Jim
and Robin, and then we were ready to head back
home. It was wonderful and great to see everyone
As I write, my wife Jo is having a good time at
the Tampa Reunion. Hope everyone there had a great
We still live about 2 miles from highway 101
between San Francisco and San Jose, so stop in and
say "hello" if you're near.
L-R: Marjorie King, Captain Daniel Haff,
Barbara Whipple and Grace Brown.
CRUISING ON THE "SS CONSTITUTION"
Five ex-CZers had a chance meeting and a mem-
orable week on the SS Constitution cruising around
the Hawaiian Islands. It all came about because
the Master of the ship was Captain Daniel Haff.
When Grace Brown (Ca.), Helen Verran (Ca.),
and Barbara Whipple (Ore.) referred to the Canal
Zone in a conversation aboard ship, they learned
that the Captain had been a Canal Zone pilot, they
arranged a meeting with him.
When Marjorie King (Hi.) boarded the Constitu-
tion and heard the name "Haff", she expected to
meet Dana Haff who had been an officer on the ship
as reported by Ellen Johnson when she took the
cruise a few years ago. Instead Marjorie met the
Master of the ship who is Dana's father.
Captain Haff invited the ladies to his table
one evening for a special dinner celebration, a
mini-CZ-reunion at sea.
The cruise was Captain Haff's last sea duty.
That is, until the call of the sea beckons again,
as he expressed himself. The crew, officers, and
staff of the ship regretted his departure and on
the last night of the cruise gave him a farewell
party, draped him with several maile leis, and
bid him a fond aloha!
JERRY, BEE, AND LISA WILLIAMS
ON THEIR TRAVELS
We just visited the former Canal Zone for 10
days, a trip 2 years overdue.
The Systems Division under the leadership of
Burton Mead provided us with a Happy Hour welcome
home. The next day we went Bass fishing and caught
25 in less than an hour at Barro Colorado. Later
that day, thanks to Stan Perkins, I helped the
Shrine Kitchen Krew at the horse show doling out
hamburgers and hot dogs.
On Sunday we visited with Joe and Fina Gagnon,
formerly with the Dredging Division in Gamboa. On
Monday night, Tom and Darlene Gibson hosted dinner
Tuesday we visited the Admin Building, Marine
Bureau and Financial Vice President's office. Bill
Joyce, Dwayne Rigby, Jolie and all are helping
Dick Burgoon to run a good shop. Later we visited
Payroll, Agent Accounts Branch, Treasurers Office
and also bought lottery tickets, still no luck!
Wednesday was spent resting up from active week
with an evening dinner hosted by Richard and
Joanne King. Richard is now principal of Howard
Thursday, Bee, Lisa and Glen Cole, a CPA friend
from Phoenix transited north bound on fully loaded
super tanker "Eastern Ranger". I picked them up in
Cristobal and we enjoyed an evening drive across
the Isthmus on May Day. Thanks to Bill and Barbara
for arranging their delightful trip.
Enjoyed the beautiful view from window over-
looking Chagres on Friday while we dined at the
Gamboa Club, which is now under new management and
offering good fare.
Part of my group headed for Coronado Beach on
Saturday thanks to our gracious hosts Tom and Dar-
lene Gibson. Lisa and I joined them after the
Shrine Business Meeting. The next day we visited
El Valle, saw square trees, golden frogs and
bought grass baskets and famous Panama hats from
the market place. Ended the day by having a drink
with Robert and Gladys Saarinen at Coronado.
All in all, I think we did a month's visit in
just 10 days; all of our friends made our stay so
enjoyable and we thank them all!
Small world we met Soreel Brown (BHS'67) in
Des Moines, Iowa. She works for Iowa State Exten-
sion Service. She was the daughter of Dr. Brown,
Administrator of Corozal Hospital (1963-70). She
tells you how to feed your crops and also to keep
weeds and bugs under control.
Farming takes a lot more effort and planning
now than our last try in the 50's.
Gerald B., Alta Bee and Lisa Williams
MORRIS TO WESTERN PACIFIC
Navy Lt. Wilfred R. Morris, son of Linda and
Wilfred R. Morris, Sr. of Richardson, Texas, is
currently deployed to the Western Pacific.
While deployed, Morris will participate in
training operations and host dignitaries from the
United States and foreign governments.
Port calls are scheduled for the Republic of
the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong,
Australia, Korea and Hawaii.
Morris is currently stationed with Amphibious
Squadron One, San Diego, and is a staff officer
during this deployment.
A 1982 graduate of the Naval Academy, Annapolis
Md., with a bachelor of science degree, he joined
the Navy in May, 1978.
Darrell and Vincent Canamas. Darrell is
holding biggest catch of the day at the
Chagres River enough for a few meals
and lots of ceviche!
L-R: Dyonne Canamas,
Darrell Canamas and
during Christmas time
house in Gatun.
at the Corrigan's
REFLECTIONS OF A REUNION
The un-equaled feeling and emotion of remem-
brance and nostalgia, mingled with the laughs and
mirth of bygone days, rekindled warmth of renewed
friendship. How does one describe a reunion to
a person who has never known the bond of unity
that has been the code of Canal Zone children.
I found myself at odds trying to tell my new
found friend about the unique transplanted atmos-
phere, the recognition of familiar faces, the cool
tingle of Panama Beer, the russle of starched Pol-
leras, bear hugs and booze, bedlam and ballyhoo.
The sound of Lucho's "Que Viva", the tangy cowbell
ringing out the music of the master. I think my
friend must of thought I was nuts, trying to des-
cribe the Panama Canal Society's greatest gather-
ing. So I told him about some of the people I had
seen, reigning PCC beauty queens, new and old,
the wise old school teachers of BHS and CHS, Gua-
yabera clad gentry, the nearly drunk and very
drunk, bikinis and Bajun talking Calyp-Zonians.
The former flames with kids in tow, father's
friends, and mother's past matrons. Or the 5th
floor pool with bulging beer bellies and babes
of every age. That damn escalator, the people you
most wanted to see were always going the other
way. My friend now seemed more confused, so I told
him of the dancing at Curtis Hixon Hall the night
of the great ball. The two swee-tees who held on
tight as we bounced together around and around
to Lucho's sound. The pollera held abreast as my
Tia did her best, and all those girls who I kis-
sed, who didn't ask or resist. The sore throats
from all the yelling, talking and story telling.
My friend was sure I'd lost my sanity, so I asked
my friend to come with me next year and he would
see, the Canal Zone once again come alive, in
Tanpa, if only for a few days. A heartfelt vote
of Super Thanks to all those hard working folks
who make "The Reunion" extravaganza a reality.
Arnold L. Talbott
July 10, 1986
A NOSTALGIC TRIP
In the fall of '85, my daughter, Gabrielle and
I decided a trip to Panama was a great idea! We
decided on a package deal for part of our stay
with transportation included. We arrived in Panama
and just the smells were exciting. We stayed at
the Granada where the service was excellent and
we enjoyed walking all over seeing the shops.
Decided on a trip to Taboga and called ahead
for reservations at the Hotel Taboga. Our little
patio off our room looked out on gorgeous flowers,
we ate native dishes, which we liked and it was
very pleasant and restful! It was fun to walk the
Island, the people were friendly and even more
so when I spoke my limited Spanish.
Attended a tipico nite at the Hotel Continental
complete with native dances and a cock-fight. Flew
to the San Blas Islands on a tiny plane, but it
was a good flight even though the pilot had to
share with us that he often overshot the landing
strip and ended up in the water! Once on land,
a guide joined us and we paddled to different Is-
lands a scuba divers' heaven! They had a huge
pool where lobsters were kept after being caught
and they were out of this world, and lots of fresh
We had a wonderful time with my nieces Donna
WcClain Bryan and Cathy tcClain Parthenais and
got to meet their beautiful children. Cathy took
us on a tour of the city and along with Fran
(Stabler) Meyer and children Sue and Lewis went
to a wonderful Bar-B-Que place with Bohios and
had fantastic food, all kinds of sea food.
Took a short trip up to Gorgona which brought
back memories of times spent there in the past.
Took tour of downtown, National theatre, Pres-
idential Palace, old Panama, then out to Ft. Ama-
dor where I had worked for the Army, also where
I first lived when I first arrived at the big
ditch with my in-laws, the Frederick Ralph M -
Clains. We stopped at Miraflores Locks to see a
ship transit a big thrill for Gabrielle!
I was so pleased to see the old Zone in good
shape, still green and clean. We left, both feel-
ing different things but we loved every moment
of our trip to Panama!
L-R: Charley Soukup (Customs); Rodnan
Underhill (Police), and Charlie Salyer
(Railroad) at Keystone Heights, Florida,
CHS GRAD STAGE STAR
The weekend follow-
ing the Panama Canal
Reunion, several Cris-
tobal High School
alumni traveled to
Jacksonville, Fla. to
attend the Alhambra
Dinner Theater. In the
group was Bob Orvis,
CHS'53, and his wife,
Lotty of Daytona Beach;
Vernon Bryant, CHS '53
and Sany of Tampa; Jody Lee Petty (Isaac
Roberson, CHS '54 and Leon Peltynovich)
his wife, Dolores, and CHS '53 grad photo.
their daughter, Rose-
mary, of Valrico, Fla., and Donald, BHS '59 and
Cindy Ikuphrey, of Palm Bay, Florida.
The stage production of "Fiddler on the Roof"
was being presented, starring Lee Pelty, as Tevye,
better known to Atlantic siders and CHS alumni as
Isaac Leon Peltynovich, CHS '53.
Pelty was in several Thespian school plays and
was voted "Most Talented Male" in the senior
class. He has since starred in several musicals,
was a member of the Panama Olympic Basketball team
and has appeared in concert with Frank Sinatra,
the Ed Sullivan Show and the Bob Hope Show.
His 19 year old son, Adan Pelty was also in the
play as Dance Captain of the Specialty Dancers and
choreographed the musical.
Following the show, the group gathered at a
lounge with a piano bar and Pelty gave an improm-
tu concert, singing "My Way", "The Impossible
Dream" and songs from his musical, "Fiddler".
It was a great evening with a lot of reminis-
Submitted by Gladys Hnphrey
L-R: Gus Welty (Cristobal Policeman),
Charlie Salyer (PRR Engineer), John M.
White (PRR Engineer), Hubie Clark (Cris-
tobal Policeman) at Jacksonville, Fla.
during April, 1986.
Every year when I have received the beautiful
calendars published by the Balboa Union Church
Women's Auxiliary, I have been unable to throw
them away when the year was completed.
This year, with the publication of "Ditch-Dig-
ger Days" it brought back memories of stories my
former father-in-law, William David Taylor, Post-
master at Cristobal and Balboa, used to tell me.
He had arrived on the Isthmus the 26th November,
1906, his 22nd birthday. His ship followed Teddy
Roosevelt's into the bay; he felt the bands and
bunting were for his birthday rather than to
welcome Teddy. Their train followed Teddy's across
the Isthmus and it took three hours, for Teddy had
to stop and make speeches to the workers.
Because my daughters both had birthdays this
summer, I took all the calendars I have collected
since 1972 and made albums trimming each picture
to about 7 by 10 inches to fit into the plastic
covers of the 50-page albums sold today.
Since the pictures are so varied, they bring
back memories of early history, trips to Porto
Bello, the beaches, Old Panama, life in the Canal
Zone, the Interior, Carnival and all of the fun
and excitement of living and growing up in the
Canal Zone. Grandpa Taylor would have loved it.
My family cherish these albums and I pass the
idea along for others who have spent time there.
Catsy Taylor Schafer
San Diego, CA
ACTUAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM
1. This afternoon there will be a meeting in the
north and south ends of the church. Children
will be baptized at both ends.
2. Tuesday, at 4 p.m., there will be an ice cream
social. All ladies giving milk, come early.
3. Wednesday, the Ladies Liturgy Society will
meet. Mrs. Johnson will sing, "Put me in my
Little Bed", accompanied by the Pastor.
4. Thursday, at 5 p.m., there will be a meeting
of the Little Mothers Club. All those wishing
to become little mothers, please meet the
Pastor in his study.
5. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs.
Johnson to come forward and lay an egg on the
6. The service will close with "Little drops of
Water". One of the ladies will start quietly
and the rest of the congregation will join
7. On Sunday, a special collection will be taken
to defray the expense of the new carpet. All
those wishing to do something on the new car-
pet, come forward and get a piece of paper.
8. The ladies of the church have cast off cloth-
ing of every kind and they may be seen in the
basement on Friday afternoon.
9. A bean supper will be held Saturday evening in
the church basement. Music will follow.
10. The rosebud on the alter this morning is to
announce the birth of David Alan Belser, the
sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belser.
(Contributed by a former California Reporter).
Photo taken Octobe- 1, 1947. Front row, left to right: Beth Grady, and the late
Marie Wolf are identified. Can anyone identify others?
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In the recovery room of Ancon Hospital,
patients are attended to by members of
the hospital staff.
GORGAS ARMY HOSPITAL
In an article in the Southern Conmand News on
May 23, 1986, written by Jackie June, she tells
"how nurses are a part of the Canal's history".
The first hospital, known as L'Hospital Cen-
tral" was officially opened September 17, 1882 by
the French. The U.S. Government Isthmian Canal
Commission began running the hospital in 1904 with
one Chief Surgeon and the Sisters of Charity ,
(nuns). They had approximately 100 patients suf-
fering from beri-beri to leprosy.
Eugenie Hibbard, the first woman employed by
the Isthmian Canal Commission was hired as Head
Nurse along with 2 assistant nurses. She had pre-
viously served in Africa and Cuba. She selected 5
buildings (which had been badly neglected) for
wards, sanitary conveniences, diet kitchens and
linen rooms from about 75 buildings scattered over
80 acres. About a month later, 16 highly qualified
ex-Army and Red Cross nurses were hired.
In 1905, Governor George E. Davis renamed the
hospital Ancon Hospital and Jessie M. Murdocke re-
placed Hibbard as head nurse. Within 2 years,
"modern comforts" of telephones and electric
lights were installed.
The hospital buildings were more than 30 years
old and run down, so construction of a new 800-bed
hospital was completed in 1919 with a total of 35
doctors and 81 nurses completing the hospital
On March 24, 1928, in memory of Maj. Gen. Wil-
liam Crawford Gorgas, the first Canal Zone's San-
itary Officer, the Ancon Hospital was renamed
Gorgas Hospital. When the U.S. Army took over the
hospital in 1979, it was again renamed Gorgas Army
Submitted by Mary L. Lang
A view of Ancon Hospital from the Tivoli
Hotel during early construction days.
by Neville Harte
(Written some years ago)
This morning I decided to go to the Atlantic
side and explore the old ruins of Fort San Lorenzo
and the living site area as we used to do.
Well, parked just about a quarter of a mile
from the Fort, was an old green touring car beside
the road, which in Panama would be called a taxi.
It seems that it had broken down and the driver
had six New Zealand tourists. He waved me down and
asked if I could help in the way of lending him
some tools to make repairs. So, like all good
Gringos, I lent him my emergency tools.
The New Zealand tourists opened the taxi doors
and stood beside the road looking very dejected,
for they had paid for a day's sight-seeing trip
and had seen nothing but heat and dust. I asked
them if they would like to go with me to San Lor-
enzo while the taxi driver made repairs to the car
and then he could meet us at the Fort later on.
'My word", they could hardly believe it!
When we arrived near the Fort, I parked the
Jeep station wagon beside the road and took my new
found friends through the jungle and over the old
over-grown pathway of the famous Morgan trail.
Every foot of the way was exciting to them, for I
drew their attention to the most beautiful red and
purple Passion flowers; the leaf-cutting ants, and
the cry of the Howler monkeys; the Ginger Lilly
flowers and the wild Hibiscus.
The trees were in masses of purple and yellow
blooms, while the brilliant but deadly red and
yellow toadstools were everywhere. The high
pitched whine of the cantidid and the rustle of
the dead leaves could be heard as an iguana lizard
would scurry away into the underbrush. I had hoped
to find a Boa constrictor for them, but without
I showed them the many old building foundations
which was the town of Fort San Lorenzo many years
ago, and the great storehouse barely visible above
the ocean that housed King Philip's treasure from
Crossing the road once more made it necessary
to clear the trail of hanging spider webs and
vines to reach the ocean inlet called Port Ete in
the days of Morgan, where he anchored his ships.
I followed a small stream where dozens of lizards
ran on the surface of the water, then suddenly the
jungle ends on the edge of a small sandy beach.
Here, we found many of the blue, glazed ballast
stones from Holland; old anchors and chains with
chunks of pitch.
On occasion, I would find Spanish silver coins
among these stones, so with little hope of success
I turned over a few stones, explaining to the
tourists why I was getting my feet wet. Lady For-
tune was indeed with me today, for I found just
one silver coin and a few glass beads. No tourist
had such a tour of hidden history of Fort San Lo-.
I cleared the trail up towards the Fort, talk-
ing all the time of how I found many finger bones
here, and over there were human teeth and jaw-
bones, and here I found small pockets of silver
coins and here was the sealed entrance to the
By now I had brought my New Zealand friends up
to a small Fort of seven guns which overlooks the
main Fort. Very few people knew of its existence,
for it was entirely covered by jungle overgrowth.
The.party was extremely excited to stand on an old
Spanish gun emplacement and able to look down to
see some of their friends from the ship being es-
corted by their taxi drivers. It made me feel good
to hear the screams and shouts of my party trying
to attract the attention of their friends and
their taxi driver, who was parked just below us.
We had spent over three hours in the jungle
when they climbed down to meet their friends be-
low. They were a happy but very tired people.
So I hope that they carry nice thoughts of a
day of adventure in the tropical Panama jungle to
take home with them. I might mention that the taxi
driver is my friend for life.
I found no treasure for myself this time, ex-
cept today, I have seven more friends than I had
yesterday, which is a great treasure indeed.
TOO MANY BIRTHDAYS
As I approach my 144th birthday, I think it is
only fitting that I explain how this is possible.
There has been much written about the Feb-
ruary 29th birthday in which a person has only one
birthday every four years. They were only one
quarter as old as they would have been, had their
birthdays occurred annually. I have never heard of
an accounting of someone who has two birthdays per
I was born in Ancon Hospital, now Gorgas Hos-
pital, in Ancon, Canal Zone, now Ancon, Republic
Recently, I was required to furnish proof of my
age for an International Master's Swim Meet in
Toronto, Canada. When I searched for my certif-
icate I found a true copy that stated my birthday
was October 24, 1913. This was not in agreement
with the October 23, 1913 date that I was using.
Further research produced another true copy with
the 23rd date. This paper had been obtained from
the Panama Canal Company when I had to register
with the American Embassy in Panama on October 6,
1938, as an American citizen. Up to that time I
had been using the 24-date.
The October 23 dated certificate was signed by
a notary whose commission expired January 18,
1940. The other certificate was signed by the same
notary, who then had the expiration date of Jan.
18, 1949. Other discrepancies were also noted. The
October 23 copy only listed that the birth was for
the first-born of marriage. My name was penned in,
in ink, probably by my father as I recognize his
handwriting. It also stated that my father was an
employee of the Isthmian Canal Commission in the
6th. Division or Department. Check No. 20885.
The October 24 copy had my name typed in cap-
ital letters with "Jr". added. The date "24" had
been erased and retyped in a new, clean unworn
area. The occupation of my father was listed as a
Dentist. He did not become a dentist until four
years later. The physician that signed the certif-
icate failed to fill in the blank which would have
noted the hour of birth. At the bottom of this
certificate was a note, "Filed October 23, 1913".
My mother had commented on the predicament and
had said the birth occurred about midnight. She
could not understand why my father and aunt, Mrs.
Lora Foster, could not have noted the time, as
they didn't have anything else to do. Mother also
stated that the birth process was difficult and
forceps were used. The doctor had remarked that he
would not give up on his efforts to get the
breathing started. Eventually he was successful or
I wouldn't be here.
Recently I read that the Vital Statistics Of-
fice of the Panama Canal Commission was function-
ing. I wrote for the actual record. Their record
confirmed the 23rd date but did not have my name
on the new copy. I was told that to add my name,
I would have to supply conforming data from anoth-
er source. A Baptism certificate was obtained. It
stated that I was born the 24th and my mother's
name was misspelled as Helen Callall instead of
Helen Carroll. Finally another true copy has
arrived. It has my name without the "Jr." The
letter transmitting it contains the statement that
the 23rd date must be the official date. It also
noted that my mother's name was misspelled, but
this time it was spelled Callaall. Oh well, we all
My own conclusion is, that I was born on the
23rd, if being out in the world is being born, but
it was well into the 24th before I started breath-
ing. In a way, I was a stillborn baby but was re-
vived the next day. So am I going to be 72 or 144
Willian H. Grant, Jr.
St. Louis, MO
CHS BHS CLASS OF 1963
It's that time again! We are planning our 25th
Class Reunion and it will be a GALA EVENT!
Arrangements have been made with Adam's Mark on
Clearwater Beach, Fla. for this event in July,
1988. We have planned a dance for Saturday night
with '"Lcho". On Friday night, a 50/60 Rock & Roll
Party with prizes and awards. Dig out your Penny-
loafers, Hoop-skirts, Levis and Button-down
We are expecting a big turn out. You all have
just under two years to save up for this GALA
EVENT, so start now! We would like to see all our
classmates at this reunion.
More information will follow in mail-outs. Help
us look for classmates. Watch for the next issue
of the Canal Record. Contact the following:
Chris Skeie Leslie Litzenberger
8355 Quail Road Turnbridge Road
Seminole, FL 33543 Haverford, PA 19041
(813) 397-8305 (215) 896-6413
3826 Briarcliff Dr.
Douglasville, GA 30135
Red, White & Blue Troupe, Balboa Pool,
1921, Henry J.- Grieser, Coach. Standing,
L-R: Eddie Albin, Jim Albin, Andy Van
Siclen, Virginia Stamne, ?, Bill Hollo-
well. Sitting, L-R: P. Byrne Hutchings,
Frances Brown (Whitlock), Henrietta Wil-
son (Trickk), Anna Knapp, Helen Reynolds
Alma Mann, Alice Taber, Howard Ploesell.
Submitted by George Chevalier
Chula Vista, CA
CHS CLASS OF 1952
I'm trying to locate all members of the Crist-
tobal High School Class of 1952 to see if a 35th
get-together at the 1987 Panama Canal Reunion is
feasible. Please send me your and fellow classmate
addresses that you may have. Also include any com-
ments or suggestions you may have.
There were five of us at the 1986 Reunion how
about all of us at the 1987 Reunion!
Nellie Holgerson Armstrong
5770 Dartmouth Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: (813) 345-5056
Effective the next deadline, JULY 25, 1986, all
announcements printed herein must be limited to a
quarter (k) of a page, for the usual NO-CHARGE
rate. Those announcements larger than one-quarter
page will be charged rates similar to "For Sale or
Wanted" ads, i.e. $40 for half page, $60 for three
quarters page, and $80 for full page.
Escalating costs prohibit devoting extra-large
announcements space in the Canal Record at the
normal no-charge rate any longer. So please keep
your announcements to one-quarter page or less.
BHS 1947 GRADS:
Are you interested in having some sort of 40th
(EEEEGADS!) Reunion during the Annual Reunion in
Tampa, Florida, July 3-5, 1987? or some other
place ot time? Do you know addresses of others of
Please write or call in the near future -
Peggy Sylvestre Simpson, 287 Beachview Drive, Ft.
Walton Beach, FL 32548. Tel: (904) 862-4873.
CHS CLASS OF 1951
Everyone else has twenty, thirty-year class re-
unions. Let's be unique and have a thirty-six year
class reunion. Andy Lim promises to be there, what
about the rest of you? If any of you know where
some of your former class-mates are, please con-
tact them. We generally have a fairly good turn-
out at the Annual Panama Canal Society of Florida
Reunions held in Tampa, Florida, of former class-
mates, however we have never actually planned a
Class Reunion for the 1951 Tigers. So, how about
it? We had a great class and it is certainly time
we got together to renew old friendships. Pat and
I will do our best to get the ball rolling, but we
will need your help. Please contact us at:
Pat (Geddes) Risberg
1505 Wall Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Shirley (Harrington) Boswell
225 Monroe Drive West
Holiday, FL 33590
CHS CLASS OF 1978
As the saying goes, "The early bird gets the
worm". In an effort to locate all of the "worms"
from the Cristobal High School Class, 1978, Betty
and Stacy are in the process of gathering address-
es and planning our Class Reunion in 1988 so that
our reunion will be as successful and fun as our
Please write Betty or Stacy as the address be-
low and let them know where you are and what you
are doing. Or, if you have addresses of other
classmates, please send them also. Once we have
obtained addresses, etc., we will be sending out
information regarding our Class Reunion and a
questionnaire so that this reunion will be "our"
reunion and fun for all. We look forward to your
P.O. Box 1847
Soldotna, AK 99669
Betty K. (eDoux) Frassrand
P.O. Box 1303
Dade City, FL 33523
BHS CLASS OF 1977
Any classmates of BHS'77, who would like to
consider a 10 year anniversary reunion in 1987,
please contact 1Tomas Irvin, 108 King George Cir.,
Charlottesville, VA 22901.
20TH REUNION, BHS CLASS OF 1967
An evening of good times, food and music are
being planned for our 20th reunion for the BHS
Class of 1967 in St. Petersburg, July 1987, in
conjunction with the annual reunion. We know there
are a lot more of you out there that we have not
heard from. Please forward your name and addresses
to one of us below so that you may be put on our
Sue Halley Bailey
Rollings Hills, Lot 208
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
Andrea Garavanta Bellerose
395 Charleston Place
Land O'Lakes, Fl. 33539
Nellie Wood E&ielke
Bent Tree Estates
10066 82 Lane North
Seminole, Fl. 33543
Mary Sharp Kauffan
122 Millard Drive
Goose Creek, S.C. 29445
ARIZONIANS FALL LUNCHEON
The Panama Canal Society of Arizona will hold
its Fall Luncheon meeting on Saturday, October 18,
1986, at the Ramada Inn (of Casa Grande Arizona
City area) located on the east side of I-10 just
next to the junction of I-10 and 1-8, halfway be-
tween Phoenix and Tucson, AZ.
Buffet luncheon begins 12:00 noon, pay-as-you-
go bar opens at 11:00 am.
For luncheon, send check or money order for
$6.75 (includes tax and tip) to Chairperson Anne
Parks, 8601 N. 71st. Ave., #41, Glendale, AZ 85301
(Dessert $1.00 extra payable at luncheon). NON-
MEMBERS and OUT-OF-STATE FORMER ISTHMIANS VERY
Payment must be received by October 13 to in-
sure reservations your stub or cancelled check
is your receipt.
BHS 1947 LOOKING TO 40TH REUNION
Balboa High School Class of 1947 is looking at
their 40th Reunion in 1987, to be held in con-
junction with the Panama Canal Society's Reunion
in 1987. Let's get the ball rolling there is
little time left. Send in your name, and that of
any other class-mates so a committee can be put
together in order to cover all the bases. Send to:
2020 East Dolphin Drive
Englewood, FL 33533
10TH ANNUAL GAS HOUSE GANG
INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
OLYMPIA SPA GOLF RESORT HOTEL
Highay 231 South Dothan, Alabama
October 6 Practice Round Check in at Pro
Shop for Tee Time.
October 6 8:00-10:00 p.m. Music for Dancing
October 7 9:00 a.m. Shot Gun start for MEX-
ICAN BEST BALL TOURNAMENT.
October 8 9:00 a.m. Shot Gun start for MEX-
ICAN BEST BALL TOURNAMENT
October 8 7:00-8:00 p.m. Free Cocktail Party
8:00 p.m. Awards Dinner (dress
PERSONS NOT UNDER PACKAGE PLAN:
Tournament and Entry Fee $15.00
Non-Member $17.85 Green Fees and cart daily,
Members $7.35 daily, cart fees and tax incl.
Banquet $15.60/person, tax and gratuity incl.
Tournament and Entry Fee $15.00
The Golfers Special Package for 3 days, 3 nites
includes 3 rounds of golf, cart and green
fees, Dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Awards
Dinner and Cocktail Party on Wednesday nite,
with choice of dinners from regular menu on
Monday and Tuesday, Breakfast on Tuesday and
Wednesday. $177.72, all taxes and gratuities
NON-GOLFERS PACKAGE PLAN:
$41.39 nightly per person and includes all of the
above with the exception of golf.
The above plans are for inner-court rooms only.
If you prefer your room on the golf-side, add
$2.00 per night per room. The tournaments will
consist of a 4-man team (A,B,C,D players). Send
entry fees and room reservations to Hugh Norris,
P.O. Box 953, Dothan, AL 36301. Hugh will make
reservations for you and your roommate. Room de-
posit is $25 per person and your check should be
made out to the Olympia Spa. Confirmation of res-
ervations will be made by the Spa. Entry fee check
should be made out to Hugh Norris and sent along
with names and handicaps of golfers. Package Plan
reservations should be received no later than Sep-
tember 10, 1986. Any reservations received after
that date will be held to fill in any cancel-
lations. Be sure to specify arrival date when you
send your reservations. If we have 104 golfers or
less, all players will tee off at 8:30 a.m. both
days. If you plan on a round of golf on your de-
parture day, green fees, cart and tax will be
$17.85 payable in the Pro Shop.
Let's make our Tenth Anniversary a bang-up time
as we look forward to hearing from you and seeing
you in October.
Hugh Norris, Bud Thomas, Bill Sullivan, Joe Bur-
goon, and Jim Coman, M.C.
TENTH ANNUAL GAS HOUSE GANG
INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Dothan, ALa. October 6,7,8 1986
Send to: Hugh Norris
P.O. Box 953
Dothan, AL 36301
Please reserve room(s) for me.
Q My room deposit of $25/person is enclosed,
made out to OLYMPIC SPA GOLF RESORT HOTEL.
My arrival date is:
Q My entry fee of $15 is enclosed, made out to
Hugh Norris (address above).
O Non-Package Plan people wishing to attend the
Dinner pay $15.60/person, payable to Hugh Norris
The following are in my party:
SI am registering under the Golfers Package
SI am registering under the Non-Golfers Pack-
DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10, 1986
Will Hall would like to hear from members of
BHS class of 1979 interested in a class reunion.
Please contact him at: Lt. j.g. Will Hall, USN,
1148 Ashland, Le Moore, CA 93245.
CHS '46 '47 '48 CLASS REUNION
OUR LAST TRY!! Let's plan a joint reunion of
CHS classes of 1946, 1947 and 1948 in conjunction
with the 1987 Panama Canal Society of Florida's
Reunion during the July 4, 1987 week.
Only three classmates have responded with in-
terest but we have been urged to try one more
Classmates interested in a reunion should write
to Pete or Marje Foster at 2389 Citrus Hill Road,
Palm Harbor, Fl. 33563, Telephone 813/785-8555.
October 15, 1986 is the deadline for determin-
ing whether or not to proceed with reunion plans.
If interested, please let us know by then. Also,
include names and addresses of former classmates.
SPACE COAST PICNIC
The Space Coast Annual Picnic, sponsored by
Central Brevard "Zonites", will be held at KARS
PARK in Merritt Island, Fla. (located on SR 3,
three miles north of the "Bee Line") on Sunday,
October 12, 1986, starting at 12:00 noon. A sign
will be posted at the turn-off to the Park, lead-
ing to the picnic location.
All Pan Canal retirees, employees, ex-employees
and friends from Panama and elsewhere are invited.
Bring your own lunch and refreshments and enjoy an
afternoon meeting old friends and acquaintances.
For more information, call Mike or Dorothy
LaCroix ((305) 452-1425 or Janice Scott (305) 783-
SKI CLUB CANAL ZONE
ARE THERE ANY SKIERS OUT THERE?
Interested in a ski week in VAIL, COLORADO, at
a great price? If so, submit the following infor-
mation: What times of the year would be best for
you? Please. give three or more different weeks if
Richard Bock, Jr.
Vail, CO 81657
BHS CLASS OF 1962
The BHS Class of 1962 is planning a 25th Class
Reunion at the 1987 Panama Canal Reunion to be
held during the July 4 weekend at the Hyatt Reg-
ency in Tampa, Florida.
If you have not already been contacted by me,
please let me know where you are so that I may
send you the information. Karen Schnidt Daning,
1319 Quincy Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803. Telephone
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHS-1937
We're really looking forward to seeing you at
the 1987 Panama Canal Society Reunion. Get in
touch with one of us as soon as you can, to let us
know your plans. Even if you can't attend, bring
us up to date on yourself, and we'll read your
letter at the reunion. A lot of old friends will
Mrs. Macel lThmson
4151 Nakomis Ave.
Memphis, IN 38117
45532 Cedar, Apt. D
Lancaster, CA 93534
289 Adler Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36116
CHS CLASS OF '68
Where are you? Plans are being formulated for
a 20th reunion in Tampa at the Society's Annual
Reunion in '88. Send your whereabouts or anyone's
you know that graduated with us, or friends of
CHS '68 that would have graduated with us, that
left just prior/during Senior year that you would
like to come. Send info to:
Renee (Ballou) Krimninger
5917 Cherrycrest Lane
Charlotte, NC 28210
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