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VOL.22 JUNE 1988- N. 3
VOL. 22 JUNE 1988 NO. 3
J. F. Warner
Mrs. Muriel Whitman
1st Vice President
Mrs. Betty Malone
2nd Vice President
Mrs. Marjorie Foster
Richard W. Beall
Ray W. (Bill) Wheeler
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum
Mrs. Sheila Goudie
Sergeant At Arms
Mrs. Edna Ogeltree
The President's Message ...............................................1
From the Secretary......................................................2
Legislative Report ................................................... 3
Award Nominees.......................................................... 4
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings............................5
Retirements................................................... .... 9
Fourth Generation and Born in CZ 1904-1914............................9
Where Are You?...................................................... 10
News Clips ............................................................ 11
Your Reporter Says...................................................15
Alabama............................15 Mississippi ............32
Arizona............................16 New Mexico.............. 32
Arkansas...........................19 North Carolina..........33
California.........................20 Northwest .............33
Florida............................24 Panama.................. 34
Hawaii.............................29 South Carolina.......... 34
Louisiana..........................30 Texas ..................35
Michigan...........................32 Virginia ...............37
The Younger Generation........................39
With Deep Sorrow.....................................................49
Letters to the Editor................................................56
Looking Back........................................................ 63
For Sale or Wanted...................................................75
Favorite Cooking Recipes.............................................80
Lynda Geyer... 79 Canal Zone Collectibles. 77 Zonian Amigos Cruise......76
Kaw Valley Films........ 76 Oriental Chinese Restaurant......75
Front Cover: The Hyatt Regency Tanpa, Headquarters of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida Annual Reunion. Photo courtesy of Graphics Branch,
Panama Canal Commission.
Back Cover: Towing locomotives (mules) towing ship through locks. Drawn
by Al Sprague, noted artist, of Ancon, Panama.
DATES TO REMEMBER
June 30-July 3
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church,
2500 16th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 1:30 p.m.
New Mexico Annual Picnic. Call A. Talbott 505-266-6047
Aiken S.C. Pot Luck Luncheon, Seniors Clubhouse, Cross-
NW Arkansas Blanche Shaw Picnic, Agri Park, Fayetteville
PCSOFL Annual Reunion, Hyatt Regency, Tanpa
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church,
2500 16th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 1:30 p.m.
Northwest Picnic, Millersvania State Park.
PCSSC PCSSC Annual Picnic, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena
PCSOFL Luncheon Meeting, Sahib Shrine Temple, Sarasota.
PCSSC West Coast Reunion, Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA.
Gulf coast Picnic, Davis Bayou Campground, Ocean
PCSSC Annual Christmas Party, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena
ON The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
I.. (A Non-Profit Organization)
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
V P.O. Box 1508 PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA 34682
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HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
2389 Citrus Hill Road
Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
It is hard to believe that the time for the
1988 Reunion is almost here. Fortunately we began
our preparations for this grand event many months
ago when we started planning and delegating the
various jobs. Carl Starke, our 1st Vice President,
and 1988 Reunion Coordinator, reports that all
functions for the Reunion are moving along smooth-
ly. Carl has arranged for Andy Lim to return again
this year to present his fashions at the Panazo-
Although the Hyatt Regency Downtown and the
Tanpa Hilton are completely booked-up at this time
there is till rooms available at the Holiday Inn,
the Hyatt Westshore, and the Sheraton Grand. As
usual, there will be bus transportation provided
from the downtown hotels to the Curtis Hixon Hall
on the night of the Annual Ball.
Please remember to send in your Pre-Registra-
tion Form. Fill it in completely and enclose the
proper amounts for each activity that you plan to
attend. The deadline for the purchase of Luncheon
and Ball tickets has been extended to June 15th.
Requests for refunds for Luncheon and Ball tickets
must be made before June 30th. No refunds will be
made after that date.
I have recently been made aware of a situation
that distresses me very much. It is especially bad
because it is being done by people within our org-
anization. The Panama Canal Society of Florida has
operated as a social organization since its found-
ing by John F. Warner in 1932. However, there are
some people in the Society who want to use it for
political purposes to further their own selfish
interests. There have been some cards and letters
sent to various members in an attempt to influence
their votes in the up-coming election of our of-
ficers. These cards and letters have been sent
anonymously by some people who call themselves
"concerned members." Their real concern of course,
is to try and manipulate the votes of other mem-
bers and to undermine the democratic process that
has served our Society so well over the years.
Schemes like this are demoralizing because they
make people lose faith in our system of electing
those who will represent us. We do not need dirty
politics in our Society. It is a wonderful thing
to be able to vote for a candidate of your choice,
or to campaign openly for a friend, but it is
something else when it is done in an underhanded
and cowardly manner. I for one, would never do
anything for anyone if I did not know the source
of the request. There is not one person in this
Society who can not be replaced. This Society does
not belong to one person, or a group, it belongs
to all of us. Let us always strive to have a Soc-
iety that is run openly, honestly, and with the
If you have not sent in your ballot for the
1988-1989 slate of officers, you still have time
to do so. You will find the ballot and special en-
velope in the March issue of the Canal Record. Be
sure to use the envelope marked "Ballot." Your
name must also appear on the outside of the envel-
ope. Ballots must be received by June 21, 1988.
At this time I would like to thank my officers,
Executive Board, and committee chairpersons, and
members of the Society for their support during my
term as President. We have tried to keep you in-
formed of the business of the Society at our mon-
thly meetings and through these messages in the
Canal Record. They have been a very conscientious
team and their dedication to the principles and
purpose of our Society has been outstanding. I
deeply appreciate the help of all the wonderful
volunteers, without whom our job would have been
more difficult. Again, my sincere thanks.
Looking forward to seeing you at the 1988 Re-
union in Tanpa!
Reunion time is right around the corner and Jay
and I hope to meet many of you in person at the
Hyatt. Please stop by the Secretary's desk and
say hello and introduce yourself.
We sent out 1,200 delinquent notices to our
members and the response was most gratifying and
well over half answered within a few weeks. Per-
haps next year (hopefully, it won't be necessary),
we can send them out a bit earlier so that all of
you can be included on our mailing list for the
March Canal Record. When you become delinquent
on February 1st, you are removed from the mailing
list and you are not entitled to receive back
issues of the Canal Record since we order the num-
ber to be printed by the number of current, paid
up members. The March issue is an important issue
since it not only contains the forms for the Re-
union, but also the Ballots for Voting, and we
don't like to see you miss out on this particular
issue. Since we do receive many requests for back
issues, please familiarize yourself with the By-
Laws of the Society printed in the back of the
Since we have had some complaints of members
not receiving their Canal Records, I would like
to point out that although we print the labels
from our computer, we do use a mailing service for
the mailing and labeling and there is always the
possibility of books becoming lost between the
mailing service and the post office. Please ad-
vise us if you do not receive your Canal Record
and we will send you a replacement, if available.
However, you should allow for a delay in overseas
So that we may keep the records accurate and
up to date, please notify us of changes in address
and marital status. When completing your renewal
application, please keep in mind that however you
print your name and that of your spouse, it will
appear in the Directory as printed on the applica-
Apologies to Tom and Cece Gove who called in
their change of address for the Annual Directory
and were inadvertently overlooked when I trans-
ferred addresses to the floppy disk. Tom and Cece
have moved to 10906 East Navajo Drive, Sun Lakes,
Arizona 85248. Good luck in your new home, Tom
and Cece, Sarasota will miss you!
Your officers and Executive Board needs your
input and welcomes suggestions from the member-
ship. WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE ANNUAL BUSINESS
MEETING ON JULY 1, 1988!!
It's been a busy month. Time flies and the Re-
union gets nearer.
We tried using the discs from the Secretary's
computer to print the April Directory Issue, and
it looks a little better than before. There were
a few problems in getting it started, and the
usual glitches here and there, but the program is
set now and the next one should go easier. With
the volume we handle now, it seems as if computers
is the only way to go.
We have a new address for the Jacksonville Area
Reporter: Ralph McClain, 7110 Ponce de Leon Ave.,
#7A, Jacksonville, FL 32217-3136. Telephone (904)
737-2738. Hope you are happy in your new home,
We still get requests to change to the smaller
sized book for the Directory Issue. Unfortunately,
the number of addresses has grown so much that our
last Directory would increase to such a size that
the stapling machine at the printer would have
difficulty in handling it. (Which is why we went
to the large issue in March 1982). Besides, the
print would have to be so small across a 42" page,
you could hardly read it.
I'm glad to know that the photos and bios of
the new candidates for office have resulted in a
greater turnout of voters. And it is refreshing to
know that our members are interested in our right
to vote as they see fit. The "Write In" column
follows our democratic doctrine, and shows that
more members are interested in the Society as a
whole, and its continued success. We certainly
don't want a closed shop.
It is also refreshing to note that the efforts
of the Society and other members have resulted in
some action being taken to help relieve some of
the problems of our friends in Panama are being
addressed in Congress. We, in the U.S.A. are truly
concerned for their welfare.
A Committee has been formed to investigate the
benefits and costs involved toward a computer with
Pagemaker software for the Editor and his assist-
ant. A seminar was held for the Executive Board
and that committee and their findings should be
presented before the Annual Business Meeting on
July 1, 1988 at the Reunion.
For those interested, commercial advertisement
costs differ from personal ad costs. They are sig-
nificantly higher and apply to only those who are
in business. Commercial advertisers are required
to sign a contract for services rendered.
See you at the Reunion!
The Senate voted a 2 percent federal cost-of-
living adjustment to retirees effective January
1989 but left plenty of room for action to in-
crease that amount to 3 percent, called for in the
House-approved budget. House and Senate agree on
making no changes in health insurance.
Rep. Vic Fazio, D-Calif., has sponsored legis-
lation to require Office of Personnel Management
to pay interest on civil service retirement pay-
ments made more than 90 days after OPM receives a
completed application for benefits. Fazio stated,
"OPM's failure to make prompt retirement payments
jeopardizes the financial well being for many new-
ly retired federal employees." Some retirees have
waited up to a year for a full retirement check.
The measure would require OPM to pay interest on
the difference between a partial payment and the
full amount due a retiree.
Legislation introduced in the House a year ago
that would require the tax code to treat public
sector pensions, including those of federal work-
ers, the same as private sector pensions is re-
ceiving new scrutiny. This is encouraging news for
federal retirees, whose annuities, unlike those of
the private sector counterparts, are taxed whereas
Social Security benefits are not, up to certain
income levels. The bill would give federal re-
tirees the same tax treatment on their annuities
as Social Security recipients receive. The net
result would be to exempt from federal income
taxes all of a "lower-income" (under $25,000 for
single individuals and $32,000 for married couple)
earner's federal annuity and half of the annuity
for those earning above those levels. The measure
(H.R.-1938), has the full support of the 500,000-
member National Association of Retired Federal Em-
ployees. The problem is that it is being held up
by the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
Thousands of retired civil servants have been
incorrectly billed $148.80 for Medicare premiums
that are already being deducted from their monthly
annuity checks. The error developed when the
Health Care Financing Administration was checking
computer tapes for the names of non-federal re-
tirees who buy the optional Medicare insurance.
Somehow, the names of more than 7,000 government
retirees, many of whom got on the list of people
whose January through June 1987 premiums were
Several concerned members have called the Soc-
iety asking if the Society could assist in the
plight of those friends still in Panama during the
turmoil resulting from the sanctions imposed by
the U.S. Government.
Following these inquiries, calls were made to
several prominent members of Congress and others
to ask for aid and assistance for those who are
concerned in the Canal Area. The following letters
in reply are printed here;
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-0909
April 6, 1988
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 1508
Palm Harbor, Florida 34682
Thank you for your direct and vital interest in
the Panama Canal and ongoing events in Panama.
As you know, the House of Representatives acted
last week to approve H.R. 4256, a bill which would
provide temporary authority to certain employees
of the Panama Canal Commission to purchase food
and other goods at any commissary or exchange
store located in Panama which is operated by the
military department of the United States.
This legislation was made necessary by the phase-
out of such benefits in 1984 a result of the
1977 Panama Canal Treaty. The bill was considered
and approved by the full House on March 30th.
After House approval, H.R. 4256 was sent to the
Senate for its consideration. On March 31st, the
Senate Leadership referred the bill to the Senate
Armed Services Committee.
In response to the interest of your organization,
I contacted the Senate Armed Services Comnittee
today to check on that committee's progress with
the bill. While I learned that no formal hearings
have been scheduled for H.R. 4256, I did emphasize
to the committee to the importance of this legis-
lation and my direct interest in its approval.
Since both Houses of Congress are presently in ad-
journment for the Easter District Work Period, the
earliest possible Senate action on H.R. 4256 would
be April 12th whan the Senate reconvenes. In spec-
ific, since the bill is now within the jurisdict-
ion of the Senate Armed Services Committee, this
committee must meet and refer the matter to the
full Senate before a vote can be taken. Assuming
no changes are made to the bill, Senate accept-
ance of H.R. 4256 as approved by the House would
constitute the last legislative step needed in
order to send the bill to the President for sig-
nature into law. The key element is favorable con-
sideration and referral by the Armed Services Com-
Please be assured that I appreciate your interest
in this legislation and in the welfare of Amer-
icans now living in Panama. I know that the pre-
sent unrest presents a difficult situation for
members of your organization. Let me express my
deepest hope that current difficulties in Panama
can be peacefully resolved and that the security
of American citizens can be preserved for now and
With best regards,
(Must be in b!
July 25, 198
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
April 19, 1988
Mrs. Muriel H. Whitman
The Panama Canal Society of Florida
P.O. Box 1508
Palm Harbor, Florida 34682
Dear Mrs. Whitman:
Thank you for letting me know of the Society's
concerns about the current situation in Panama.
The continued operation of the Panama Canal in
vital to our nation not only because of its strat-
egic importance in time of war or conflict, but
because of its importance to U.S. commerce. It is
estimated that in 1988, 18 percent of all U.S. ex-
ports and 10 percent of all U.S. imports will pass
through the Canal. Without this waterway, ships
would have to detour more than 13,000 miles around
the tip of South America and would, for example,
double the normal 10-day trip from New York to San
Diego. The added time of this trip could be criti-
cal to our national security and that of our al-
lies should we need to move supplies quickly to
respond to a crisis situation.
Recent events in Panama demonstrate the strategic
problems that could occur when our nation relin-
quishes complete control and defense of the Panama
Canal on December 31, 1999 and is a major reason
I opposed the 1977 Panama Canal Treaties. Legis-
lation I cosponsored last month would call on the
President to renegotiate portions of the treaties
to allow U.S. troops to remain in Panama beyond
the year 2000 and permit our nation to act inde-
pendently in defense of the Canal.
The Congress has forcefully addresses its concerns
about the Noriega regime and the instability it
has brought to Panama. The House, on March 10th,
approved a resolution reaffirming its recognition
of Eric Arturo Delvalle as President of Panama.
The resolution also expressed support for the act-
ions President Reagan has taken in an effort to
force General Noriega from power., It is my firm
belief that the interests of Panama, the Panama-
nian people, the region, and our nation would be
best served if General Noriega steps down and the
civilian government regains power. Only then, will
democracy fully be reinstated in Panama.
The situation in Panama has not only been a hard-
ship to the people of Panama, but also to Amer-
icans employed by the Panama Canal Commission. In
response to reports that these Americans were un-
able to purchase sufficient supplies of food, med-
icine, and baby formula, the House March 30th ap-
proved legislation to grant temporary authority
for U.S. citizens employed by the Commission to
shop at commissaries and exchange stores located
on U.S. military bases. As you know, Commission
employees are denied these rights under terms of
the Panama Canal Treaties. The State Department
and Department of Defense have now made an excep-
tion to give these employees base rights so they
can shop at these U.S. facilities.
At the direction of President Reagan, the Depart-
ment of Defense has also increased security oper-
ations at the 10 U.S. military installations in
the Canal Zone. More than 2,500 additional U.S.
troops have been deployed to patrol and protect
these bases and Americans stationed there.
Finally, the State Department and Department of
Defense have assured me that it is standard oper-
ating procedure that our nation maintains emer-
gency evacuation plans for all U.S. embassies and
military facilities abroad, including those in
Panama. The contingency plans also provide for the
evacuation of Americans in these nations. Obvious-
ly, for security reasons, specific details of
these plans are classified.
As members of the Panama Canal Society, you know
first hand the important role Americans have play-
ed in ensuring the continued safe and efficient
operation of the Canal. You can be sure that I
share many of your concerns about the instability
of the Panamanian government and economy and the
threat this situation poses to traffic using the
Canal. During discussions of this situation, I
have raised our concerns with President Reagan,
the State Department, Department of Defense, and
my colleagues in the Congress.
With best wishes and personal regards, I am
Very truly yours,
C.W. BILL YOUNG
Member of Congress
Sheila K. Goudie
The Executive Board
Panama Canal Society of Florida
RECOMMENDATION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
It gives me great pleasure to nominate Bradley
L. Pearson, of Alameda, California, for the Dis-
tinguished Service Award.
Mr. Bradley, a retired sea captain, has provi-
ded the Canal Record with his renditions of the
Christmas cover for the past five years, and is
already drawing his sixth cover for the 1988 edit-
ion. He has also provided several other drawings
with Christmas motifs which have been used reg-
ularly in December issues of the Canal Record. Mr.
Bradley, upon request, provided the Canal Record
with the logos of the Secretary/Treasurer, the Ed-
itor, and various caricatures, also used often in
the Canal Record. Mr. Bradley has always, upon re-
quest, provided graphics and drawings which have
been well received by the members of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
Your recommendation for approval will be appre-
Richard W. Beall
Editor, Canal Record
The Executive Board
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
I am proposing that our Society grant a (Life)
Honorary Membership to Mr. William F. Grady to
show our appreciation for the many years that he
served as our Legislative Representative. I do not
know exactly when he started serving in this cap-
acity, it being prior to my retirement in December
1969. Mr. Grady was a faithful member who traveled
from Lakeland to attend our meetings and it was
very few that he missed. I remember well the in-
terest that his reports were received by the mem-
Mr. Grady lost his wife on February 17, 1988
and is now residing at the Doves Nest Retirement
Home, 825 E. Plum St., Lakeland, Fl 33801, and I
doubt that he will be able to attend any of our
future meetings having undergone two recent oper-
Please give this your sincere consideration and
proceed according to the Bylaws.
Very truly yours,
Eugene I. Askew
OUR CHANGE OF ADDRESS
THE NEW ADDRESS FOR THE PANAMA
CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA IS:
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
P.O. Box 1508
PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA 34682-1508
GUEST SPEAKER PCSOFL REUNION
Fernando Manfredo, Jr., first Deputy Adminis-
trator of the Panama Canal Commission, entered
office after a distinguished career in Panamanian
business, education, government and diplomacy. His
experience as a principal negotiator for Panama of
the 1979 treaties had given him a broad knowledge
of the Canal's organization and operations.
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Fernando Manfredo, Jr.
Mr. Manfredo assumed the duties of Deputy Ad-
ministrator on October 1, 1979, the effective date
of the Panama Canal Treaty. In the management of
the newly established Commission, Mr. Manfredo has
worked closely wit Administrator D.P. McAuliffe in
providing efficient and uninteruppted transits for
maritime vessels under significantly different
conditions mandated by the Panama Canal Treaty.
Mr. Manfredo was born in Panama City, Rep. of
Panama; is married to Denise and has six children;
Brenda, Gloria, Sonia, Elizabeth, Sandra and Gina.
He received his Masters Degree in Business Admin-
istration at the University of Panama, and went to
Harvard Business School/INCAE for an Advance Man-
In private enterprise he has held the position
of Chairman of the Board with Clay Products Co,;
Alfareria, S.A.; Aserradero El Chagres, S.A,; Dis-
tribuidors Chagres, S.A.; as Director with Cia.
De Construcciones L. Martin, S.A.; Famar, S.A.;
Cia L. Martinez, S.A., and as President of Comun-
His Public Service includes, Justice Supreme
Electoral Tribunal, 1968; Minister of Commerce and
Industry, 1969-1971; Special Ambassador to the
Mr. Manfredo's curriculum includes Canal Treaty
Negotiator 1971-1972; Minister of Commerce and In-
dustry 1972-1975; Minister of the Presidency 1975-
1978, and Special Sdvisor Panama Canal Authority
His educational credits are as Professor Bus-
iness Policy Universidad Santa Maria; Member of
the Executive Council, La Antigua, and at the Uni-
versity of Panama.
Mr. Manfredo has also held offices as Director,
Panama Rotary Club; Vice President of the Associa-
tion of Business Executives (APEDE); Secretary of
Industrial Association; President of Consejo Nac-
ional De La Impresa Privada (CONEP); President of
Lumbermills Association, and Vice President of the
Certified Public Accountants Association.
Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings
February 6, 1988
St. Petersburg, Florida
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., was called to or-
der by Mrs. Muriel ihitman at 12:22, at Fox Hall,
Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, prior
to the Carnivalito.
Mrs. Dorothy Yocun gave the invocation, follow-
ed by Mr. Richard Beall, who read the list of re-
cently deceased. A moment of silence followed in
Mr. Harry Foster led the membership in the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Mrs. Whitman welcomed the members and guests
and thanked Mrs. Olga Disharoon and her camnittee
for planning the Carnivalito.
Mrs. Whitman welcomed Past Presidents, Mrs.
Anna Collins, Mr. Al Pate and Mr. Jack Morris.
She asked Mr. Morris to approach the podium so she
could present him with his gavel.
Mrs. Whitman read the list of members and
guests who had not attended recently; Soledad and
Ivan Stahl, Pinellas Park; Jo Dennis Konover, New
Jersey; Bill and Mary Murray and Anne and Joe
Snyder from Cape Cod, Mass; Fran Jones, Sarasota;
Rita and Perry Washabough, PA; Betty and Barney
Forgeson, Terra Verde; Collette Foster Carlisle,
Clearwater; Betty LeDoux Frassrand, Dade City;
Virginia and George Booth, Ocala; Carmen and John
The meeting was adjourned so the members and
guests could enjoy the Carnivalito lunch.
During the lunch break, Mrs. Disharoon thanked
her committee and explained how the costume con-
test would be conducted. She awarded door prizes
at this time and Mr. Joe Collins won the money
The meeting reconvened at 1:22 P.L.
Mrs. Whitman reported on the Executive Board
meeting held on January 27. She cautioned members
to be sure and put their Hotel reservations in as
soon as possible and that all was going well for
the 1988 reunion.
Mrs. Foster read the financial report and it
will stand for audit. She also read the Legisla-
tive report since Mrs. Goudie had to leave early.
Mrs. Frassrand, Assistant to the Record Editor,
read Mr. Beall's report. The March book is on
schedule and should go out on time. Mrs. Frass-
rand reported that she had extra copies of the
Olin Mills Books from the reunion if anybody had
not received theirs.
Mrs. Foster reported that as of February 1,
1988, there were over 1,700 delinquent members and
reminded the membership that those members would
now be required to pay the $2.00 late fee.
Mr. Robert Stewart gave his final report on the
questionnaires pertaining to the proposed 1989 re-
union in Panama.
Mrs. Whitman thanked Mr. Stewart for such a
Mrs. Collins reported that she had sent only
one get well card and that was to Dale Keigley.
Mrs. Whitman asked for a motion on the Honorary
membership for Mr. Robert Hurdle which had been
printed in the September issue of the Canal Re-
cord. Mrs. Betty Malone moved that he be awarded
a Honorary membership, seconded by Mrs. Dorothy
Pate. Motion carried.
Mrs. Grace Carey moved that the address of the
Society be corrected in the Standing Rules of the
By-Laws, seconded by Mr. Harry Foster. Motion
Mrs. Hickey suggested that the dues become due
at a different time of the year other than Decem-
ber. The matter will be looked into.
Mrs. Whitman stated that the April meeting at
the St. Petersburg Yacht Club would be held on
April 8 since the first Friday is Good Friday.
Mrs. Collins asked for volunteers for the Flo-
rida Orchestra committee.
Mrs. Whitman asked for volunteers for Registra-
tion to please sign up with Mrs. Dorothy Pate.
Mrs. Whitman asked the membership to consider
whether they would like the regular meetings to
be luncheons or on a different day, so as to build
Mr. Drake Carlisle stated that he would like
to see the membership consider holding the meet-
ings at a time which would enable the working mem-
bers to participate. Discussion followed.
Since there was no further business, meeting
adjourned at 2:00 P.M.
March 4, 1988
St. Bede's Church
St. Petersburg, Florida
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., was called to or-
der by Mrs. Mlriel Whitman at 1:30 P.M., at St.
Bede's Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mrs. Jay Stewart gave the invocation in the ab-
sence of Mrs. Dorothy Yocun. Mr. Richard Beall
read the list of those recently deceased, followed
by a moment of silence in their memory.
Mrs. Whitman led the membership in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag in the absence of Mr.
Mrs. Whitman welcomed Past Presidents Eugene
Askew, Pete Foster, Vic May and Bill Wieeler. The
58 members attending and long absent members:
Jean and Fred Kirk, Springfield, OH; Ross and
Janet Cunningham, St. Petersburg; Jim Wood, Semi-
nole; Ted and Anita Kaufer, Tampa; Fmily Henter,
St. Petersburg; Marion Bowen, St. Petersburg; Ida
(Mead) Smith, St. Petersburg; and larry and Sue
Barca, Largo, Florida.
Mrs. Foster read the minutes of the February
meeting and they stand as read. She read corres-
pondence from two members.
Mrs. Foster read the Financial Report and it
will stand for audit.
Mrs. Whitman reported on the February Executive
Board meeting, stating that we had reviewed the
Budget and Audit Report and would take action
Mrs. Whitman reported that Mr. Fernando Man-
fredo would be the guest speaker for the Annual
Luncheon at the 1988 Reunion in Tanpa.
Mr. Beall reported that the March book went out
on schedule. He reported that the Secretary had
put the Annual Issue information on a floppy disk
and the printers would use the disk to print the
April address directory. It should save the Re-
cord Editor a lot of time and would cut down our
costs on printing. Mr. Beall is looking into the
method of desk top publishing as a way to go with
the Canal Record.
Mr. Beall defended his right to publish an ad
for Betty Frassrand in the March Canal Record
stating that as a member, she is entitled to run
an Ad as long as she pays for it. He asked for
a discussion from the floor. Mr. Pete Foster sta-
ted that we are a democratic association and she
showed initiative in campaigning for office. He
did not feel that Mr. Beall needed to give an ex-
Mr. Beall read an update from the Legislative
Reporter in her absence.
Mr. Starke reported that the Reunion forms are
in the March book and suggested members mail them
in as soon as possible since there was already
limited space at some of the hotels.
Mrs. Foster reported that she mail out over
1,200 delinquent notices with the help of the
Brown Baggers and that the response had been most
gratifying and well received by the members. She
went over the procedure for voting, reminding the
members to use the Ballot envelope and not the re-
gular Society envelope.
Mr. May, Chairman of the By-Laws Conrittee re-
ported on the amendments to the By-Laws that
appeared in the December Canal Record. He stated
his disappointment the only 51 members took the
time to vote on these important amendments. 48
voted in favor of both Amendment 10 and 11 with
2 against and 1 blank. Therefore, both amendments
have been passed.
Mrs. Dorothy Pate moved that the ballots be de-
stroyed, seconded by Mr. Beall. Motion carried.
Mrs. Whitman once again mentioned low atten-
dance at the meetings and asked if a covered dish
luncheon would be desirable for the May meeting.
Since the members voted unanimously, she will
appoint a chairperson to handle this luncheon. She
reminded the members to send in their reservations
for the luncheon in April to be held at the St.
Petersburg Yacht Club.
Mr. Foster stated that he was looking into some
short trips, cruises and such for groups and per-
haps the Society members would be interested in
getting together on some of these trips.
Mr. Wheeler reported that he had been contacted
by Channel 13 to see if he would be willing to be
interviewed on the problems in Panama.
Mrs. Olga Disharoon reported that she and Paul
had appeared on Channel 44.
Since there was no further business, the meet-
ing adjourned at 2:17 P.M.
April 8, 1988
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
St. Petersburg, Florida
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., was called to or-
der by Mrs. Muriel Whitman, at 12:18 P.M., at the
St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg,
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation followed
by Mr. Richard Beall, who read the list of re-
cently deceased. A moment of silence followed in
Mr. Harry Foster led the members in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
Mrs. Whitman thanked Mr. and Mrs. Collins for
once again making the arrangements and allowing
the Society to be their guests at such a lovely
luncheon. She welcomed Past Presidents, Mrs. Anna
Collins, Mr. Pete Foster, Mr. Vic May, Mr. Al Pate
and Mr. Bill Wheeler; the 120 members and guests
and long absent members and guests were: Ruth
Powell, June Cooney, Lorraine Burkhart, Barbara
Slover, Betty Boyer, Nealie Van Siclen, Nancy and
Bob Van Siclen, Carlie and Jack Taber, Helen
ledgerwood, Arline Tochterman, Marie and Fred
Partic, Shirley Magie, Vim Reynolds, Wilma
Kirkpatrick and Ana Ehrman.
Mrs. Whitman adjourned the meeting for lunch.
The meeting reconvened at 1:32 P.M.
Mrs. Marge Foster read the minutes of the March
meeting and they stand as read.
Mrs. Whitman introduced an honored guest, Mr.
John Wilson from WTSP, co-anchor for Channel 10
news. Mr. Wilson reported on his recent trip to
Panama and informed the membership that he was in
Panama in the 1960's and had started his televi-
sion career with SCN.
Mrs. Whitman gave a short report on the March
Executive Board meeting and reported that Mr.
Beall was looking into Desk Top Publishing for the
Canal Record. She reported that the excess
ballots printed for the Canal Record were des-
troyed at the Board meeting. She stated that many
of our members had been contacted and they were
calling their Congressmen and Senators to ask them
to assist in helping the employees working for the
Panama Canal Commission.
Mrs. Foster read the financial report and it
stands for audit. She read correspondence from
Congressman Bilirakis concerning the progress of
a bill being presented to Congress and Senate to
aid the PCC employees in Panama.
Mr. Beall reported that the April Directory of
Addresses would be mailed shortly and that we had
put the information on a floppy disk and the
printers had taken the information from the disk.
Mrs. Sheila Goudie read the legislative report
and stated that there did not appear to be any
threat to the 1989 COLA.
Mrs. Anna Collins reported that she needed more
volunteers for the Parade of Homes for the Florida
Symphony Orchestra event, to act as hostesses for
the open house.
Jay Stewart announced that the Garden Club in
their area was offering a Panamanian dinner on
April 16th for those wishing to attend could ob-
tain tickets from Emily Brooks after the meeting.
Mrs. Whitman read a recommendation for the Dis-
tinguished Service Award for Mr. Bradley L.
Pearson, nominated by Mr. Richard W. Beall, and
a proposal for life membership to Mr. William F.
Grady from Eugene I. Askew. Both will appear in
the June issue of the Canal Record.
Mrs. Whitman announced that Edna Ogletree would
chair the May covered dish luncheon.
Mrs. Whitman read post cards that had been
given by two members concerning write-in candi-
dates for the Panama Canal Society ballot, but
they were un-signed and stated that this was the
first time such an action had occurred.
Mrs. Whitman asked if there was any other new
Mr. Foster announced that he and another Zonian
would appear on Newswatch on Channel 10 with John
Wilson on Sunday, April 10th.
Mr. Foster announced that he was looking into
cruises for the members and any of those in atten-
dance who were interested should see him after the
Those who stood for recognition for April
birthdays were: Mary Orr, who was celebrating
hers that day and Mr. Pete Foster.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wheeler would celebrate their
35th wedding anniversary in the month of April.
As there was no further business, the meeting
adjourned at 2:20 P.M.
Tesesa M. Anderer
Angela Marie Azcarraga
Harold F. Carroll Jr.
Leon R. Fadden, Jr.
Harold H. Fain
Hugh W. Muir
Winfield S. Robison
Andrew M. Wright, Jr.
John F. Adams
William H. Redmond
Personel Oper. Division
General Services Director
Canal Services Division
Canal Services Division
Canal Protection Division
Canal Protection Division
4t Cgnemtionm Zonians
1. Stephen Elija Calvit married Annie Letitia
Wright, had son, Charles. Stephen worked on
the construction of the Canal. Deceased
2. Charles George Calvit married Irene Elizabeth
White; had son, Robert Charles. Charled worked
construction of Canal and later as Boilermaker
with Mechanica Division. Deceased.
3. Robert Charles Calvit married Anna Elizabeth
Patchett; had daughter, Helen Irene and son,
Timothy Casserly. Robert was a Pipefitter with
the Mechanical Division; Plumber and Inspector
with Contract and Inspection Division., lives
in Kerrville, Texas.
4. Helen Irene Calvit was with C.Z. Police, trans-
ferred to Miami Customs and is now Supervisory
Inspector, lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Timothy Casserly Calvit served with US Army
1977-1980 at Canal Zone and Fort Hood, Texas.
Attended Texas State Technical Institute in
Waco, Texas. Worked for Engineering Company in
Bryan, Tx., now attending Texas A&M College
Station, Tx., for engineering degree.
1. Thomas I. Grimison, marine dispatcher, arrived
in Panama 1907; retired in 1942.
2. Janice (Grimison) Scott Accounting technician
retired in 1965,born Ancon Hosp. 1909.
3. Janice (Scott) Herring.
4. Katrina, lan, Geoffrey, Brian Herring.
1. Frederick Kariger, retired January 1937 as
Pilot-in-Charge, Lighthouse Division.
2. Lee Kariger, born in Hawaii, retired in April
1968 as Administrative Officer, Locks Division
with 33+ years service.
3. Robert Kariger, born Colon Hospital, is Dean of
Academic Sciences and Athletic Director at
Long Beach College, Long Beach, Calif.
Nancy (kariger) Eide born in Samaritan Hosp.,
Colon, is a Spanish teacher in Bremerton, Wa.
4. Robert's children: Katherine Kariger) Johnson,
Nancy Kariger, Kurby Kariger, and Patricia
Nancy's children: Britta (Jorstad) Piotrowski,
5. Amy Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Greg Johnson.
1. William Henry Hyde, Sr., former chief clerk of
the Marine Division. Roosevelt Medal holder.
Married to Mavis Hyde.
2. Daughters, Jane, Ruth, Mary (all deceased)
Son, William Henry Hyde, Jr.
3. Mary's children; Harry D. Foster, Jr., Wausau,
Wisconsin, Evelyn D. (Foster) Dishong, Los
4. Evelyn's children; William (6), Bryan (4), and
1. Edward Bernard Robinson, retired from Panama
Canal Supply Department. Married Margaret
2. Daughter, Edna Margaret (Robinson) Carr, was
married to Byron T. Carr, former Quartermaster
in Pedro Miguel, Cristobal and Balboa. No
Son, Matthew Robinson, retired as Manager of
W.R. Grace Agencies (Panama Agencies) in Cris-
tobal. Married Alice Seery who worked for C.Z.
Customs and Shipping Comnissioner's Office in
Cristobal. No children, living in Philadelphia
Daughter, Helen Gertrude (Robinson) Aanstoos
married Theodore Arnold Aanstoos during con-
struction days and had five children.
3. Children: Helen Cecilia (Aanstoos) Jones, died.
Theodore Arnold Aanstoos, deceased, married
Margaret Duffy of Taylor, Texas and formerly
at Gorgas Hospital during WWII.
Olive Marie (Aanstoos) Ford, living in Hope-
Anthony Matthew Aanstoos, living in Fairfax,
Edward Robinson Aanstoos, living in Peachtree
The above had 27 children between them.
4. Children of Edward R. Aanstoos:
Born in the C.Z.: Virginia Joan (Aanstoos)
Taylor, Jonesboro, Ga. with 2 children.
Peter Arnold Aanstoos, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Erich Kurt Aanstoos, Peachtree City, Ga.
Born in U.S.A.: Helen Madeline (Aanstoos) Cot-
tuli, Santa Barbara, Ca. with 3 children.
Edward Martin Aanstoos, Charleston, S.C., One
Arvilla Janet Aanstoos, Bodega Bay, Ca.
1. Christian O. Skeie arrived Panama 1916, with
Selma J. Skeie. Retired 1945 as Dockmaster,
Balboa Dry Docks. Deceased 1971.
2. Christian S. Skeie arrived 1916, age 2. BHS'32,
employed through 1968. Deceased 1968.
Henri Grady Skeie, Nurse, Gorgas, Division of
Preventative Medicine 1940-1969.
3. Selma M. (Skeie) Klipper, born Panama Hospital
in 1944. BHS'63; C.Z. College '63-'64.
4. Lance Michael Klipper, born Gorgas Hosp. 1966.
BHS'84, Panama Canal College '84-'85. Hender-
son State College, Ark.
Suzanne D. Klipper, born Gorgas Hospital 1970.
KN 2 Balboa Elementary, Senior at Dixie Hol-
lins 1988, St. Petersburg, Fla.
1. Michael Kenny Molly Kenny, construction days,
2. Marione (Kenny) Journey Ewing Journey.
3. Ewing (Bud) W. Journey Harriet (Johnson)
4. Ewing Hayes Journey Andrew Jay Journey and
Molly Ann (Journey) Sullivan.
om of U.S.
Janice (Grimison) Scott was born in Ancon Hos-
pital (now Gorgas Hospital) in 1909. She is in
fine health and lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Where Are You?
Anybody out there know the whereabouts of Rich-
ard Johnson, (BHS'52) and his brother, Jerry John-
son? They lived in Panama City and their father
worked at one of the Panama Hospitals. If you know
their addresses or phone numbers, please call
Charlie Becktell at (714) 778-2677.
We are trying to find the address or any infor-
mation about Robert Jackson from the Canal Zone,
who graduated from Elise Academy in Robbins, North
Carolina in 1938 (Called Henp in 1938). Our class
reunion is to be May 21, 1988 and we would like
information about him if possible. Mary D. Cockman
Rt 1, Box 717, Robbins, NC 27325. (919) 948-2206.
The Secretary, Panama Canal Society of Florida,
would like to have the changed/new addresses of
Earnest, Elizabeth (Snider)
Hickman, Dale E.
Jacks, Thomas A.
Morris, Carlton A.
Springer, Alton C.
Sullivan, Robert (Sully)
White, Thomas L.
ORIENTAL CHINESE RESTAURANT
While there are many Chinese restaurants in
Pinellas County, few can compare with the Oriental
Chinese Restaurant. The chef, Albert Chang, has
been the guiding force behind the fabulous buffets
at a number of beach hotels and quality prepar-
ations at the Smithsonian Tropical Research In-
stitute and the Gamboa Golf Club in the Panama
Canal Zone. Now he, with his charming and very
sociable wife, Janet, welcome you to their own
place. Gourmet Chinese dishes will surprise you
with the masterful combinations and tastes. Bacon
crab rolls, shrimp and crab and marvelous Peking
duck are just some of the unusual creations. Best
of all, they do not need to use MSG, as everything
is prepared to order from the freshest ingredi-
ents. You will truly be surprised with the quality
Beverly kbod christening "Guia" with PCC
officials in attendance. (Dec. 24, 1987
ional SCN channel of news and entertainment pro-
gramming, plus a dedicated command information
In addition, people will have the option of
subscribing to up to 14 additional services, in-
cluding Cable News Network, Music Television
(MTV), ESPN, and the Learning Channel. A local
movie channel will also be available at additional
The purpose of the new system is to provide
Southern Comnmand audiences with the same quality
of Armed Forces Radio and Television Service pro-
gramning as is enjoyed by U.S. personnel stationed
elsewhere in the world, according to Lt. Col.
Michael G. Honey, commander of SCN. "We will be
able to offer our audience recent Stateside tele-
vision programs and movies without interfering or
directly competing with the local commercial tele-
The system will work this way: current SCN pro-
gramning will continue to be broadcast as now on
channel 8 and 10. Personnel living in U.S. govern-
ment quarters will be issued the necessary equip-
ment to receive and decode the second channel and
command information channels which will be carried
by a microwave signal.
By individually subscribing to VISAT, person-
nel can buy a package of 13 additional programming
services for about $21 per month. A local movie
channel would cost an additional $7 per month,
according to Honey. He emphasized that SCN-1,
SCN-2, and the command information channel would
be provided to on-post residents at no cost.
Off-post residents will not have access to sec-
ond channel services because of the inherent dif-
ficulty and cost of installing decodeing equipment
in about 1,200 military households throughout the
Southern Command News
January 22, 1988
SCN TO OFFER EXTRA CHANNEL,
Improved and expanded Southern Command Network
television service will be a reality in six months
for authorized audience members who live on U.S.
Government controlled installations.
With the award of a second channel contract to
VISAT a Panamanian communications form, Southern
Command personnel will be provided with an addit-
BENSEN WINS SNOOK AWARD FOR
by Jerry Hill
Ed Bensen of Oneco is the 1987 winner of the
The actual plaque with the award is far from
A rough epoxy-finished outline of the sub-trop-
ical gamefish is presented annually by the Inter-
national Federation of Fly Fishermen as its salt-
water conservation award for the eastern seaboard
of North America.
Measured against the towering structures of
glint, glitter and brass that make up most region-
al conservation awards, the little silhouette
seems a bit puny.
But the snook is the "Oscar" of conservation/
sportfishing circles. In 1984, Field and Stream
magazine pointed out that the federation is one of
three international conservation organizations
which funnels almost every cent of donations into
actual conservation work...
...Bensen was chosen for the honor for his dual
roles as state treasurer and Manatee County chair-
man of the Save the Fish movement...
...Bensen, the son of an East Coast commercial
fisherman, wore the tandem hats of STF county
chairman and state treasurer for more than two
years...He and his wife, Jeannie only moved to
Manatee County in 1980.
The Snook Award was presented to Bensen at last
week's Florida Fishing College by Dr. Robert Bar-
rickman, a member of the International Fishing
Hall of Fame and state chairman of Save The Fish.
He is a native of Grant on the Atlantic side of
the peninsula. He graduated with a degree in sec-
ondary education from the University of Florida.
When asked why the direct descendant of a com-
mercial fishing clan would dedicate himself to
overthrowing political control in favor of manage-
ment, Bensen replied, "What has happened has hap-
penned! The important thing at this point is to
save some fish for future generations. I have
grandchildren. I hope they and their grandchildren
will be able to sample a little of what I enjoyed
as a boy."
The Bensens have three sons.
If the Snook Award is noted for being a no-non-
sense recognition of outstanding conservationists,
then I can think of no one more deserving than Ed
The Bradenton Herald
February 14, 1988
ROYAL YACHT MAKES 3-DAY CANAL
NAVSTAPANCANAL (PAO) -
Britannia made a port visit
Her majesty's Yacht
to U.S. Naval Station
Panama Canal last week. Her ultimate destination
on this voyage is Australia's bicentennial cele-
bration. Last week's visit came just two weeks
after another world famous British ship, Queen
Elizabeth II, made transit through the locks of
the Panama Canal.
According to Lt. Jeff Ashby, Port Services
Officer, work at his office began two months prior
to this visit. Meeting with the Royal Navy
Attache out of Washington, D.C., details such as
special arrangements at the piers, refueling, pro-
visions, and even the minute details like water
fittings that would have to be welded in order to
make the American and British fittings compatible
for taking on fresh water.
There was some time for socializing during the
short visit however. Rear Adm. Gerald E. Gneckow,
COMNAVSO, held a reception in honor of the Brit-
annia at the Rodmon Officers Club, during which
an autographed picture of the Royal Yacht was pre-
sented to the "0" Club. The Royal Marine Band al-
so held a concert for distinguished guests at the
British Embassy Friday evening.
A Rugby match was held at Weekly Field, Howard
AFB, with a team from USSOUTHCOM out playing the
British yachtsmen at their own game with a final
score of 23 to 6. One of the American team mem-
bers, Captain Steve McNair, said it was a great
afternoon of rugby, "We were a little bit bigger
and they weren't used to Panamanian heat, but it
was great fun. After the match we go together
at the bohios at U.S. Naval Station and had a
little party for the Brits."
The Britannia, named and launched by the Queen
in 1953, and commissioned on January 11, 1954,
serves as an official and private residence for
the Queen and other members of the Royal Family
when they are engaged in visits overseas or voy-
aging in home waters. The yacht also takes part
in naval exercises and undertakes some routine hy-
drographic tasks while at sea.
She was designed with dual functions in mind:
first, as the Royal Yacht in peacetime and, se-
condly, as a hospital ship in time of tension or
hostility. Viewed from outboard, the yacht can
be divided into two sections. Forward of the main
mast is the Yacht's company accommodation, offices,
stores and main machinery spaces. Abaft the main-
mast are the Royal Apartments, which in the hos-
pital ship role would be capable of acconnodating
up to 200 patients.
Since commissioning in 1954, the Yacht has
steamed over 824,000 miles and has visited every
continent and the majority of Commonwealth coun-
tries. In January, 1986, while on passage to Aus-
tralia, the Royal Yacht co-ordinated the evacua-
tion of 1,379 civilians of 55 different nations
from Aden, and herself evacuated 1,082 men, women
and children of 50 different nationalities. In
all she has spent just over 40 percent of her life
away from the U.K.
February 12, 1988
"QE2" BREAKS TOLLS RECORD ON 15TH
PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT
The Queen Elizabeth 2 set a new Panama Canal
toll record January 21 paying $106,782.33 for its
southbound transit during its 1988 around-the-
world cruise. This was the 15th transit for the
luxurious liner, which had held the Canal toll re-
cord since its first transit on March 25, 1975,
until it was broken last year by the Marine Ace,
a car and container carrier that paid $99,863.10
on its maiden transit. Thousands of people gath-
ered along the Canal to watch the famous QE2,
which is 963 feet long and 105 feet in beam,
squeeze through the 1000 by 110-feet locks.
On board during the transit were Panama Canal
Connission senior admeasurers Eva Hunnicutt and
Clifford Lanterman, who were finishing the tonnage
calculations for the tolls assessment. They had
boarded the cruise ship in Ft. Lauderdale to re-
measure it following a major refurbishing last
year, which included conversion from a steam tur-
bine to a diesel-electric drive system. Hunnicutt
had reviewed the QE2's new plans noting changes
requiring admeasurement, and the Conmission was
asked to put the admeasurers on board in Florida
to avoid delaying the ship in Panama.
Queen Elizabeth II
However, traveling aboard the Cunard flagship
was not a cruise vacation for Hunnicutt and
Lanterman. They had to work extra hours to get
the job done, sometimes missing meals that were
scheduled with typical British punctuality. "We
wanted to come back with the final tonnage,"
Hunnicutt says. 'There's no way that we could
have done that working only eight hours a day."
The first day they both took physical dimen-
sions of the upper decks, where eight new pent-
house suites had been added. During the rest of
the voyage, Lanterman did the measuring and
Hunnicutt made the calculations. "oIcating the
areas to be measured was the hardest thing for
me." Lanterman said. Although the crew was very
cooperative, it took them a while to find their
way around the huge vessel, which is a tall as a
They were able to use the ship's computer
training center for their calculations because its
equipment was compatible with that of the Commi-
ssion. "Passengers taking the computer courses
were interested in knowing what the final tonnage
would be," Lanterman recalls.
On its first transit in 1975, the QE2's Panama
Canal net tonnage was 38,961, and the ship paid
$42,077.38 in tolls. For its second transit two
years later, the net tonnage rose to 53,074 and
tolls to $68,465.46 because public rooms were no
longer deductible after an admeasurement rule
change in 1976. On April 12, 1986, its last tran-
sit before the recent refitting, the net tonnage
was 54,134 and the toll was $99,065.22. The new
net tonnage is 58,351.
The Panama Canal Spillway
February 5, 1988
TOM PETERSON'S TALE SELECTED FOR
PRINTING IN THE SARASOTA
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune requested fans to
send in their memories and tales of spring train-
ing, since 1988 is the 100th anniversary of base-
ball spring training in Florida. I sent in my tale
and lo, and behold, they printed it!
Many people do not know or remember that the
New York Yankees had their spring training at the
Panama Canal Zone in the spring of 1946. The
Brookly Dodgers were there the following year.
I was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone
and was 15 years old when the Yankees were in the
Canal Zone that spring of 1946. What a thrill I
thought I had died and gone to heaven. I still
have a baseball signed by all the Yankees from
One thing that stands out above all memories of
that spring was a home run hit by Charlie Keller.
He hit it out of Balboa Stadium and it sailed
across Roosevelt Avenue, which runs at least 100
yards beyond the outfield fence. No one, including
myself, ever remembers a ball hit as far as that
I also remember what goodwill ambassadors the
whole team made in Panama and the Panama Canal
Zone that spring.
When the Dodgers came to the Panama Canal Zone
in the spring of 1947, they brought their Montreal
minor-league club with them. Jackie Robinson was
a member of the Montreal team that spring. When
the Dodgers went north, Robinson was put on the
Brooklyn roster and that was his first year in the
major leagues. I was there when history was made
Thomas C. Peterson
KILLER BEES SET TO INVADE TEXAS
BOSTON (AP)- Killer bees from South America
will probably begin swarming into the United
States in the next year or two, and any attempt to
head them off at the border is likely to fail ex-
perts have predicted.
The nasty, aggressive bees have already reached
southern Mexico and are winging northward at a
rate of 200 or 300 miles a year. One authority
said they might even hit Brownsville, Texas, late
U.S. and Mexican officials have set up a BRZ,
or bee regulated zone, in southern Mexico in an
effort to at least slow down the intruders.
However, experts at a conference of the America
Association for the Advancement of Science said
that the arrival of the Africanized bees is in-
evitable, although they are not sure how far north
the bees will spread. Some believe they will be
limited to the warm southern states, while others
say they might spread over much of the nation.
"In my view to eradicate a social insect is
almost impossible," said David W. Roubik, a staff
scientist with the Smithsonian Institute in Balboa
"It's too hard to get every last one," he said.
"Any mass eradication program would be a filter.
I don't see any possibility of ridding the Americas
of Africanized bees."
The bees descended from South African bees that
escaped from a researcher in Brazil in 1956. In
South and Central America, they have largely dis-
placed their gentler cousins, descended from Euro-
Unlike ordinary honeybees, the Africanized var-
iety is easily riled, and hundreds may attack un-
suspecting intruders who go near their nests,
leading to the popular name killer bees. They
sometime kill animals and people with their
The Africanized bees are thought to be a major
threat to the U.S. beekeeping industry. Commer-
cially maintained bees are important for pollin-
ating crops ranging from almonds to blueberries,
and the Africanized bees are poor pollinators.
February 26, 1988
WINNER SETS RECORD IN CAYUCO
by Sgt. Michael Vest
COROZAL (Tropic Times) Battling high winds
and channel chop, entrants competed in the 35th
annual "Ocean-to-Ocean" Cayco Race which concluded
Sunday with record-breaking times being set.
The three-day event, sponsored by the Panama
Area Boy Scouts of America, Explorer Division,
featured 52 entries in both "Trophy" and "Patch"
The event kicked off Friday afternoon at the
Atlantic side of the Panama Canal with Maj. Gen.
Bernard Loeffke, commander, U.S. Army South, ser-
ving as official starter.
"Trophy" boat teams are further divided into
all-male and all-girl, and mixed crews. "Patch"
crews are those participating for the enjoyment
of the race. All participants will receive color-
ful shoulder patches designed by last year's first
Each day of the event comprised a "heat" with
the times accumulated over the three days of the
competition. The team with the lowest cumulative
time wins the competition.
The 25-foot cayucos (small canoe) are dugouts
resembling racing skulls with only 3 to 5 inches
of freeboard. Several of the boats have competed
in the annual race for a number of years, earning
reputations for their speed.
The first leg of the event began at the Cristo-
bal Yacht Club, continuing to the north end of
Gatun Locks. The "Nic" last year's record-setting
competition winner, took first-day honors and won
the coveted "First Stretch" trophy presented Fri-
day night at the Gatun Yacht Club spaghetti din-
Crew members Steve Mallia, Jim Wagner, Ed
Winkler and Ernie Holland accepted the trophy.
Day Two's heat across Gatun Lake from the
south end of Gatun Locks saw the entry of "Snafu"
crewed by Edwin Vaughn, David Williford, Shawn
Frensley and Greg Gramlich, take first place.
The final day of competition consisted of three
legs, the first leg beginning at Gamboa Dredging
Division, through the Canal's Gaillard Cut, and
concluding at Pedro Miquel Locks.
Craig Meyer, Torrey Gragg, Allan Matheney and
Michael Fennell crewed the "Utmost" to a first-
place finish. Leg two had entries racing from
Pedro Miquel Locks across Miraflores Lake to Mira-
flores Locks. "Scenic Route" members Allan and
Tom Eckel, Ralph Furlong and Robbie Williford took
the second leg.
Sunday, all 52 entries locked down Miraflores
Locks for the final mad dash to Diablo Point
Public Boat Launch with "Snafu" and "Nic" lead-
ing the way.
But, Snafu crossed the finish line with a re-
cord-smashing five hours, 33 minutes, 24 seconds,
beating the 1987 record set by "Nic" of five hours
31 minutes, 41 seconds.
"Nic" followed a close second, with a time of
five hours, 39 minutes, 30 second.
Third place went to "Due Process" with a time
of five hours 47 minutes, 29 seconds. She was
crewed by Carl Winkler, Bill Winford, Keith Jordan
and Wendell Sasso.
The leading all-girl entry, "Bruised Reed",
placed 10th overall. First place patch boat
winner was "The Ultimate Most" crewed by Marjorie
Richard, and Rory Egger, Cristo Kitras and Greg
Trophy winners were feted Sunday night at an
award banquet. Two special awards were given for
outstanding event support: Dickie and Sheilah
Egger for 17 years support and Father John Rut-
ledge for 11 years support.
March 31, 1988
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A LONELY
by Steve Northsea
When most people retire to Florida they retire
south, but there is a unique group of retirees who
have retired north to southwestern Marion County.
Government and military workers from the Canal
Zone have congregated in this area after retiring
from years of work on the Panama Canal.
There is a pettern to the lives of the Zonians.
Most were born in the Zone, sons and daughters of
parents who worked on the big ditch in the early
1900's. Now they have retired and their sons and
daughters are working in Panama...
...Former residents of the Zone meet twice a
year in this area and Tuesday the reunion was held
at the home of Harry Pearl, a retired surveyor, in
Ocala. Zonians from all over the state will gather
June 30-July 2 in Tampa for a State reunion of the
Panama Canal Zone Society. That meeting will be
held at the Curtis Hixon Convention Center. (Hyatt
The thirty or so residents who gathered in
Ocala last week moved to this area for all the
same reasons others have retired here, sales
pitches by Deltona Corporation, Chamber of Com-
merce Propaganda, and of course friends who have
retired here before them. The group includes mem-
bers from Citrus Springs, Dunnellon, Rainbow
Springs and Ocala. And total estimates of numbers
in this area reach 100 or so.
They are the Marion County Canal Zone Ditch
Diggers, all members of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida who meet to share experiences and in-
formation about friends and family still in Pan-
ama. Included in this group are Richard and Juan-
ita WMConaughy, William Moore, Dr. and Mrs. Bob
Berger, Harry and Virginia Pearl, Red and Virginia
Townsend, Jim Foxx, Ralph and Marie Curies, Vir-
ginia and George Booth, Vera and Elmer Stevens,
Margaret and Hilton Hughes, Evelyn and Jim Cullen,
Irene and Steve Bissell, John and Mary Hare, Ken
and Audrey Cox, Deborah and Frank Lee and Edwin C.
The Panama Canal experience is not easily for-
gotten by those who have lived it. All of the mem-
bers at the Ocala meeting expressed a pride at the
power and purpose of human achievement represented
by the Canal. While some politicians would belit-
tle the Canals effects on today society, stat-
istics indicate that over 1,000 sea-going vessels
a month pass through the Canal. That means a rev-
enue of over 28 million per month...
April 13, 1988
Your Reporter Says ...
I am sorry that I missed the March issue but
due to unfortunate circumstances, I was unable to
send in a report. Eddie, my husband, suffered a
mild heart attack and had to be hospitalized.
While in the hospital it was found that he would
have to have open heart surgery...which he did.
I am happy to report that he is doing well. We
wish to thank all of our friends who called, sent
cards and for their prayers. God love you all.
Earl and Mary (Mallia) Mallins flew to Austin,
Texas in December to spend the holidays with their
children, Jim and Karen (Newlon) and daughters,
Jamie and Kaycee; Robert and Vernell (Lukasko) and
son, Matthew; Joe and Debbie (Foster) and Jim and
Kathleen (Mullins) Andrews. Their son, Dr. Cliff
Mullins, who resides and practices chiropractic
in Tyler, Texas joined the family in Austin for
the holidays. Another celebration was their
grandson, Mikeal Mullin's eleventh birthday.
Mikeal, who resides with his mother in Denver, CO
was visiting his father Robert Mullins. On Janu-
ary 9th, the Mullins children surprised Mom and
Dad with a party in honor of their forty fourth
wedding anniversary. Before returning to Dothan,
Janice (Cookie) Newlon and Noreen Hanson co-hosted
an arroz con polio dinner at their residence for
a group of friends including the whole Mullins
In mid February, Neilson and Doris Etchberger
traveled to Austin, Texas to attend the funeral
of their nephew Jimny Chan. They were guests in
the home of Ann and Joe Dolan for a few days until
after the funeral. During their stay in Austin,
they also visited the homes of Fred and Susan Ray-
bourn, John and Nelva Simons, Barbara and Buck
Kreuger and renewed friendships with many other
Canal Zone friends, especially the young people
who came to the services for Jimmy. After return-
ing from Austin, Bud and Beverly Williams sister
and brother-in-law of the Etchbergers, flew to
Panama to take care of the Williams grandchildren
while their son, Patrick and daughter-in-law
Cheryl were in the States attending Cheryl's
family. Cheryl's father, Paul Allen, died shortly
after Pat and Cheryl arrived in Bowling Green.
Frances Sanpsell, former resident of Dothan,
returned here for a brief visit in March. She was
accompanied by her sister-in-law, Martha Fanning.
Frances came to take care of some business and
while here attended an enjoyable dinner meeting
with a group of her friends from the Order of Eas-
Maggie and John Janssen went to Tampa and St.
Petersburg to see their grandchildren, Carrie and
John Robert Janssen participate in the Festival
of States which took place in St. Petersburg.
Carrie and John Robert are the children of Arwin
John Janssen, Jr., of Woodridge, VA, and Joanne
(Green) Janssen of Fairfax, VA. Carrie and John
Robert's school of Mt. Vernon, VA made a clean
sweep of all three competitions including the
Florida Governor's Cup and the Concert Competi-
tion. This event was held at the Al Lang Stadium.
Also attending the competition was their mother,
Joanne Janssen and their maternal grandparents,
General (Retired) and Mrs. Robert Green of Vir-
ginia. General Green was formerly superintendent
of Gorgas Hospital and Health Director.
Baby showers were held in Dothan for Shirley
(Fears) Anderson, wife of Frank A. Anderson, Jr.
Future grandparents are Jean and George Fears and
Rosemary and Frank Anderson of Dotan. Shirley and
Frank live in Gainesville, Florida. A baby shower
was also held for Cheryl Burgoon, wife of Joe
Burgoon, Jr. Grandparents are Gloria and Joe
After spending the holidays in Panama with her
daughters, Louise Hunt returned to Dothan and was
met here by her sister, Noreen (Rathberger) Lucas
of New Jersey. Noreen spent several weeks here
in Dothan and then went with Louise to visit their
sister Berniece and her husband, Andy Jackson in
Florida. Louise then went to New Jersey with
Noreen to visit her brother Jack and family.
Grace and Russell Lawrence were guests of her
parents, Luella and Cecil High for several weeks.
While here, Grace made the most delicious vege-
table beef soup with no salt and she sent some
over to the Filos. Don't know how she did it but
it was very good. The Filos live next door to the
Highs. Grace was a help to me while Eddie was in
I wish to inform anyone who is passing through
Dothan that the ladies have a monthly birthday
luncheon at the Sheraton Inn at 11:00 A.M. It is
held the first Wednesday of the month and you are
We welcome to Dothan as new residents, Pat
(Gngle) and Hugh Harvey who just retired from the
Panama Canal Commission.
Mike and Carl Kandrin were married on March 2,
1987, in Dothan, Alabama.
We wish to extend our condolences to Marie
Gangle and her family and Teresa Willis and her
family on the death of their respective husbands,
Rudy and John. They will be missed. Rudy was
Eddie's golfing partner and good friend.
Hope to see all our good friends at the 1988
reunion. God Bless.
Catherine (Thelan) Filo
The Panama Canal Society of Arizona enjoyed its
Spring Luncheon-Meeting on April 16, at the Ari-
zona City-Casa Grande Ramada Inn. Those in
attendance were: Ted and Emma Englebright, Martha
Griffith, Beverly (Englebright) Fraim, Hazel
(Griffith) Berry, Alan and Natalia (Bender)
Broderick, Dr. Bob and Evelyn Matheney, Leo and
Char Cagley, Hanpton and Clair Tedder, Bob and
Irene Hazeldine, Joe and Helen (Hasemann Ress,
"Sis" (Hayes) Phillips, Vernon G. Paige, Coral Ann
Strickler, Tanera Paige, H. Loring and Evelyn
White, Helen Mmuson, Mary Honey, Mid Beiter,
Margaret Brown, Maj. Larry M. and Carol Anne
McDugal, Cecelia Wensing, Marcella Shaver, Robert
and Rosa Dill, Conrad and Nonm Horine, Danny and
Jane (Dickson) Cox, Fern (Horine) Iabill.
It was a special privilege to have Bob Dill and
his beautiful little wife, Rosa, as our guests of
honor. Bob gave a talk, illustrated with slides,
on the history, construction, and operation of the
Canal. We are grateful to Conrad and Norma Horine
and Fern Dabill for making the Dills' visit possi-
ble. Conrad also assisted by projecting the
slides. The Dills, the Conrad Horines, Joe and
L-R: Claire Tedder, Jane Cox, Hanpton
Tedder, Bob and Irene Hazeldine.
Danny Cox, Bob Dill, Bob Matheney.
L-R: Carol Anne and I
zel (Griffith) Berry.
Helen Ress, and the Hanpton Tedders all came from
Southern California to attend.
Fern Dabill and Conrad and Norma Horine will
be going to London in mid-July, where Fern will
attend the Conference of International Officers
and they will visit with Conrad and Norma's son,
Stan, who works in England. They will then tour
France and visit Capt. Coral Dabill, Fern's daugh-
ter, in Germany. By that time, Coral will be at
her new hospital assignment in Landstuhl, Germany.
Leo and Char Cagley are newcomers to our Panama
Canal Society of Arizona, having just moved to
Tucson. They entertained their granddaughters,
Holly (4) and Rachel (2) for a week at Easter
time. Holly and Rachel are the daughters of their
son, Marc Cagley, who was born at Gorgas Hospital,
Ancon, Canal Zone, in 1955, and now lives in Mesa,
Alan and Natalia Broderick had a delightful
visit in Sarasota, FL, this past year with Bill
and Marie (Haggerty) Ewing. Natalia, as of mid-
April, had just completed a twenty day Orient
cruise for her employer, Phil Carr Travel, of Sun
City, Arizona. At the October, 1987, luncheon,
Natalia reported that she had just retired from
the travel business but Alan tells us that she re-
tires at least three times each year!
Bob and Irene Hazeldine are still on their
honeymoon. It began last fall with a safari in
Kenya, progressed to a cruise/tour in Panama in
February, 1988, for the carnival plus visits to
the Darien, Perlas, Contadora, Taboga, transit of
the Canal, Portobello and the San Blas. They plan
to visit the East Coast and Denver in May, then
Maui this sunrmer. In the fall of 1988 they plan
to go to Brazil or Australia and New Zealand or
Speaking of the February, 1988, Panama trip,
that group was escorted by Danny and Jane
(Dickson) Cox, of Jadan, Inc., International Tours
of Tucson. We just left Panama in time; we left
on February 21, and you all know what took place
on February 25. The Coxes were back in Tucson for
less than two weeks, about time to unpack, get
their summer clothing back in order, pack again,
and then took off for Malaysia (a real tropical
paradise) and Singapore. In Singapore, they ful-
filled a long-time dream: they had an English
High Tea with an orang-utan (named Anita) at the
Singapore Zoo. But it was Malaysia that really
enchanted them. And the food on Malaysia Air-
lines. Danny is still asking Jane to stop her
cooking hobby for a while and let him eat only
Lean Cuisines, until he takes off the weight he
On the universally fascinating subjects of food
and prices: our bus was parked for fifteen min-
utes beside a supermarket in Panama in a housing
development called Las Casitas between Mount Hope
and Portobello in Panama, while some of us bought
a few needed items. (In my case, Krazy Glue.)
The windows of the market were thickly covered
with signs advertising prices. I cannot imagine
why so many people have complained recently about
high prices in Panamanian markets, unless they all
bought instant coffee, which some have reported
at $12.00 per small jar. Panamanian ground coffee
was far less expensive than our coffee in the
States; Ajax laundry detergent and softner were
79 cents per 12 oz. box; soft drinks 25 cents per
can; beef steak $1.39 per pound (how I wish it
here! Even ground beef isn't); native fruits and
vegetables at prices I envied; beer much less ex-
pensive than locally; Pampers at the same prices
I see in the States. Danny could not get over the
flavor of the Panamanian coffee and beef, even
better than he remembered; and the Boquete oranges
the red papaya and sandias and white pineapple,
the corvina and shrimp and lobster.
We had dinner with Lionel "Rudy" Stenpel and
his charming wife, Anita, at Casa de Mariscos, a
Basque seafood restaurant. Rudy had his left
forearm in a cast, for it had been broken in a
severe beating he received from the big truncheons
of Noriega's policewomen. The aspects of the peo-
ple and the city looked quite grim, and anti-
Noriega slogans on the walls abounded. Colon was
so full of pick-pockets and so run-down that our
cruise ship sent security with us in our fifteen
minute shopping visit.
Back to prices: in Singapore and Malaysia
Americans enjoy a favorable exchange of currency
and prices seem quite low to us. A double room
with luxury one cannot even imagine in advance,
in really deluxe hotels, costs less than one in
a third rate motel in the U.S. Food prices corre-
spond, and the fruits and meats are delightful,
accompanied by excellent Brazilian coffee.
Major Larry M. McDougal, his wife, Carol Anne,
and their daughter, Anne, have recently settled
in Tucson, AZ, following Larry's retirement from
the Air Force. He served at Howard AFB for three
Helen Munson, formerly Mrs. Richard F. Daniel,
underwent total left hip replacement in November,
1987, but cheerfully attended the Arizona spring
luncheon, using a cane. She recalled that Danny
Cox sang for her wedding to Richard Daniel in
Balboa, during World War II. She is to go to
Wisconsin in May for Rebecca Miller's graduation
from the University of Wisconsin. Rebecca is the
daughter of Helen (Daniel) Miller.
Fritz and Betty Frey of Sierra Vista phone when
passing through Tucson in February on their way
home from three weeks in Bahia Kino, Mexico. Fritz
retired in August, 1986, and they have been to
Kino many times since then. When asked if he was
that keen a fisherman, Fritz replied that he isn't
a fisherman at all, but that he and Betty are avid
appreciators of the fish other people catch there!
Jane Cox has recently been joined by another
Spanish speaking travel agent at International
Tours of Tucson: Santiago Escatel. The inter-
esting thing is that Santiago's wife, the former
Hilda Parrilla, who was born in Columbia, attended
elementary school at the convent school of La
Sagrada Familia in Panama City, very near to
French Plaza, Las Bovedas, and the old Union Club.
They could not attend the Arizona Spring luncheon,
but plan to join in the fall. The Union Club has
its new headquarters, by the way, on Paitilla
Point, near the Holiday Inn. The Coxes and
Hazeldines stayed two nights at the Holiday Inn
and spent their last night, after their cruise,
at El Granada, which, although a little less ex-
pensive, turned out to be much nicer. It has re-
cently been renovated and refurbished, has better
food and dining facilities, and a much cleaner,
nicer casino, with what turned out to be "kinder"
slot machines and blackjack tables. In addition,
it is more centrally located. The El Panama
Hilton, near it, was not open.
Vernon Paige mentioned above as attending the
Arizona luncheon with his daughter, Tanera, turned
out to be the son of former Pedro Miquel girl,
Gertrude Dixon. Vernon is really charming and
both he and Tanera are very handsome people. They
both look like teenagers, and his resemblance to
Gertie is striking, except that she (Gertrude) is
so small and he is quite tall.
Dr. Karl Zimmerman is a practicing dentist in
Tucson who attended first grade in Diablo Heights,
CZ, when his father, Dr. George Zimmerman, was
pathologist at Gorgas. Karl's beautiful, always
laughing, little wife, Barbara, works in the den-
tal office, also.
Another county heard from: Edard Rydlund,
a 1984 BHS graduate, now lives in Mesa, AZ, and
would like to hear from classmates. His address
is 2713 S. Estrella Circle, Mesa, Arizona 85202.
Hampton Tedder and his wife, Clair, were on
their way to Kino Bay, Mexico, in their thirty
foot motor home when seen at the Arizona spring
luncheon. Hampton is a very enthusiastic fisherman
and that is one of his favorite fishing spots.
They both looked marvelous.
Conrad Horine asked that everyone be reminded
of the West Coast Panama Canal reunion September
9, 10, and 11. The Coxes had reservations for the
one in 1987, but Jane had a broken back and could
not go; she broke it early in July, and can men-
tion it now that she is completely recovered.
Please remember that your Arizona reporter, and
all other Canal Record reporters, wherever you
live, need your news and snapshots for their re-
ports. You are loved and missed by many former
Zonians out there who want to hear about you.
Jane (Dickson) Cox
Many of our members have remained at home to
enjoy the outburst of Spring so news is rather
Mary Condon's only news is that she and Dick
are trying to sell their house so they can move
into Butterfield Village, in Fayetteville.
Mildred and Ed Higgins said that they had a
grand stay with their oldest son and family in
Winter Springs, Florida in February. Ed is giving
up his part-time job with McDonalds, so now they
are looking forward to visiting relatives in the
Oklahoma panhandle. One of their grandsons from
New Jersey stopped by, on his motorcycle, to see
them on his way to attend college in the west.
In late February, Carl and Petie Maedl drove
out to California, stopping along the way to visit
points of interest and to see family and friends.
Among former Panama people whom they knew, they
visited Claudio and Margaret Iglesias in Albuquer-
que, New Mexico. Margaret and Claudio were, at
one time, missionaries at Mullutuppu, San Bias.
Claudio still makes periodic visits to Panama and
had just returned from there, having spent time
with the Cuna and Guaymi Indians. The Maedls en-
joyed visiting Ray and Rhoda Brians in Sun City,
Luke and Betty Palumbo flew to Melinda, near
Bogota, Columbia, where they spent two weeks with
Betty's daughter. They had a most interesting
Andree Lee Collins, the oldest daughter of
Frances and Andrew Whitlock, flew from St. Louis
to spend a week with her parents in Fayetteville.
Another daughter, Jackie and Marcel Werebrouck
from Mishawaka, Indiana, also spent a week with
Jack Whitlock, grandson of the Andy ilitlocks,
is now out of the Marine Corps. He visited Panama
for a month before the trouble began, and then
went to stay with his father in St. Petersburg,
Florida. Granddaughter, Jean Frances W itlock,
is now in boot canp in Orlando for the Navy.
Joanna and Sam Ognibene remarked so enthusias-
tically about their five day spree in New Orleans,
viewing the Mardi Gras that I wanted to go to.
They said that the whole city entered into the
spirit of it, and the costumes were fabulous.
They, too, took part, attending four large parades
and a dinner dance.
Harry and Lenor Butz helped their daughter,
Esther and son-in-law, Bill Clair, get settled in
their new home in Broken Arrow, OK. Their new
address is: 401 South Hemlock, Broken Arrow, OK
74012. The former owner had a green thumb from
the appearance of the profuse array of shrubs,
azaleas, and flowers, and the large area given
over to a garden. They have enjoyed fresh aspara-
gus and are looking forward to a burmper crop of
pears and apples, even a few grapes and berries.
Harry, the Butz's oldest son, and his wife,
Vida, from Reno, NV, took a ten-day cruise on the
M.S. Southward, visited St. Thomas, St. Kitts,
Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St.
Croix and San Juan. They especially liked Bar-
bados and Grenada and would like to return, some
day, for a week's stay to explore further. After
returning to Miami, the Butzs went to Epcot Center
and Disney World before returning home.
On April 23rd, they expect to fly to Washington
D.C. where Vida has a company-sponsored class to
attend. From there, they will visit friends in
Atlanta, GA, for a few days.
Peter Leonard Butz, Jr., from Sapulpa, OK, son
of Peter, Sr., and Janice Butz, graduates from
high school on May 20th. In June, Peter, Jr.,
goes to Georgia for boot camp as training for the
Oklahoma National Guard Reserves. In the fall,
he expects to attend Tulsa Junior College and
later branch out into his major, robotics at ano-
Hope to see you all at the Blanche Shaw Picnic
at Agri Park in Fayetteville on Father's Day.
Bring your friends and an anple covered dish.
Lest we forget, the picnic get-together of the
Panama Canal Society of Northwest Arkansas will
be held June 19, 1988, at Agri Park in Fayette-
ville, Arkansas. All persons with any connections
with the Panama Canal are cordially invited.
It has been learned by friends that Joseph
Filebark, age 67, passed away March 23, 1988. He
was employed by the air force at Albrook Air Force
base in the Canal Zone and was a charter member
of the Pan-Canal Bowling Association.
Dorothy and Bruce Sanders report things reason-
ably quiet with them. Frank and June Borden of
Smithfield, Texas, visited with them for breakfast
in early march. There was much conversation, but
as always, these enjoyable meetings are all too
short. Dorothy has been plagued by foot problems
since returning from England at the end of last
September. She is able to get around with the use
of a cast/brace and a crutch, so in late March a
visit was made to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN,
where the situation was diagnosed and treatment
prescribed. On Palm Sunday weekend, Bruce and
Dorothy drove to Elk River to spend the night with
Ted and Marion Franklin (former pastor of the Mar-
garita Union Church) and attended Easter Sunday
services with them in Minneapolis. Ted and Marion
are in good health and here again there was much
conversation and reminiscing of "Canal Zone" days.
George and Edith Engelke celebrated their 70th
wedding anniversary in March. Their son, Paul,
and family took them out to dinner. Both are do-
ing okay healthwise.
Jack and Joan Corliss are staying home and
making plans to attend the reunion this up-coming
Norbert and Peggy Keller report that Nobby had
successful catarract surgery and they are also
planning to be in attendance at the reunion in
Evelyn Engelke enjoyed dinner at the residence
of Harold and Rita rammer, daughter of Herbert
Engelke of Springfield, MD. Also in attendance
were Benny and Ada Favorite of Virginia; Howard
and Dena (Flora) Favorite and sons, Wayne and
Howard, Jr., of Florida; and George and Patti
Favorite of Margarita, Panama. The Favorite boys
were here clearing up some loose ends of their
Jessie Newhard said she is keeping busy with
her volunteer work and has nothing planned for the
Charlotte and Bill McCue had as overnight
guests, Johnny locker and wife from Detroit, Mich-
igan. Bill and Jimmy were Canal Zone postal em-
ployees at the Cristobal Post Office.
Maxine Reinhold is in Minnestoa helping plan
for the wedding of her daughter, Barbara.
Betty McGilberry is finally moved and likes her
new town house very much. Frank and June Borden
of Smithfield, Texas, stopped overnight and en-
joyed a visit with Betty and Marylin Annen.
John and Polly Michaelis are staying close to
home. A cherry tree in the back yard had become
a menace to the house, so John played "George
Washington" and now has plenty of wood for the
Addie and Marion Colclasure report that grand-
son, Danny, was home in March for 11 days and then
back to duty with the U.S. Navy. An unexpected
visit from Lewis, Ida and Jay Thompson who spent
the night was pleasant. Lewis was an employee for
Miraflores Lab while in the Zone.
Mary Lou Engelke flewto Baltimore, MD, in Jan-
ary to be with her Mother and brother, John, while
John recuperated from successful by-pass heart
surgery. Then on to Florida with daughter, Susan,
in Jacksonville. She enjoyed a visit with Benny
and Ada Favorite, George and Patti Favorite, and
Ginny Lind Neidt and husband. Granddaughter Erin
Crowell married in January to Robert Swift of
Fayetteville, AR., and living in Rogers, Arkansas.
While in Baltimore, the following got together
for a mini family reunion; sister Margaret and
brother Frank; sister Betty, sister June and sis-
Willard and Kathleen Huffman picked up son,
James, at Tulsa, OK airport when he returned to
the states after tour of duty in Korea and after
visiting his sister, Mary Novak and family on the
West Coast. After two weeks with parents in
Rogers, AR., Jimmy spent a week with his brother,
Willie and family in Wynne, AR., before leaving
for Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida for his next
assignment. Red planted his garden and the
following morning looked out to see snowflakes
about four inches total. He decided to hang it
up and headed for Hot Springs, AR., and Oaklawn
Etta Fay Terrell also had successful catarract
surgery and daughter Andrea and husband, Paul came
from New Orleans to be with her.
Bud and Betty Balcer enjoyed two separate
visits with brother Dr. Charles Balcer and wife
Elizabeth. They stopped in February on their way
south and in march on their way back to Sioux
Falls, South Dakota.
The annual business meeting was held at Knott's
Berry Farm on March 6, 1988. The opening invoca-
tion was given by Adele Argo, followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the Star Span-
gled Banner. The luncheon consisted of Knott's
famous fried chicken and boysenberry pie. David
Smith read us a poem on a "Senior Citizen" an al-
so introduced a motion to award Bob Dill, our out-
going Chaplain, the title of "Chaplain Emeritus".
Bob has been our chaplain since the Society's in-
ception. He felt it was time to turn over the
reins to a younger person, altho I can't imagine
a "younger" person than Bob Dill. Motion was made
seconded and passed.
Missy Will conducted the ceremony for the de-
ceased during the past year. A very moving read-
ing and the poem "Footprints" eulogized those who
have passed from our midst. David Smith's "I Be-
lieve" brought this tribute to an emotional close.
President Winner introduced Francis Fitzpatrick
who is chairman of the nominating committee who
reported there will be only one change, that of
Chaplain. The officers now serving the Society
will continue to do so. So, Congratulations to
President, Edith Winner, Vice President, Jim Will,
Secretary/Treasurer NL ed Kathryn Molinaro, roving
reporter, Thelma Hollowell, and Chaplain, Missy
Guests were introduced and welcomed, especially
our surprise guest, Al Pate from St. Petersburg,
Florida, here in San Diego to help his daughter,
Debbie, open a new business. We're so glad to see
you Al, Come again.
Our program, "The Canal Zone as We Remember it"
by Bob Dill was instead presented by David
Hollowell. Bob stayed home with bronchitis. David
did an excellent job and the presentation was en-
joyed by all, especially those pictures of the At-
lantic Side. Most everyone shows pictures of the
Pacific Side, not realizing that a lot of us grew
up on the "other side". Jim Will, who had return-
ed from the Zone at Christmas for a fishing trip,
brought us an eyewitness account of conditions as
he saw them. Not too good. Because of the current
crisis in our "Old home town", it was decided to
have anyone that has been to the Zone recently to
present their views of what is happening there.
Announcements included the Sumner Luncheon at
Knott's on August 7 and the Board of Governors
meeting at Tom and Marian Rice's home on May 15,
1988, at 10:30 A.M.
Winning the doorprize of a lovely Lynda Geyer
print was David Smith. The Lynda Geyer notepaper
was won by Missy Will and the beer, donated by
Francis Fitzpatrick was won by Jack Clay and John
Hanson. The "Loteria" so ably boosted by Estrella
De la Pena, was won by Christine Schmidt, Missy
Will and Joyce Levy. So many people assembled at
this luncheon, it was marvelous. Make sure you
don't miss the next one.
Those in attendance included:
Emmett and Adele Argo, Charles Becktell,
Grace Brown, Nancy (Norton) Carter, Jack
Clay, Dru Dahlman, Agnes (Reinke) Davis,
Jack and Joan (Ridge) de Grummond, Sara
and Estrella de la Pena, with guest Eva
de la Pena, Rosa Dill with guests
Charles and Betty Pold, Ray and Helen
Johansen, Claus, Letty and Tanya Sonder-
man, Francis and LaVerne Fitzpatrick,
Elsa Gonzales, Griff and Lucille
Griffin, Mary (Acker) Hammond, Joann
(Hummer) Haugen, Dorothy Hayward, David
and Thelma Hollowell, Aileen (Smith)
Hoyle, Don and Stephanie (Milburn)
Johnson, Anna Jones, Adelina Lakatoch,
Edmund Lang, Alice Milburn, Helen
(Daniel) Miller, Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro
Bob Provost, Bill and Kathryn Quinn with
guest Jennifer Quinn, Tom and Marian
Rice, Joyce Levy, Hedvig Seedborg, David
Smith, Mary Kate Underwood, Ron and Peg
Wanke with guests Ethel Wanke, Dick and
Janice Wanke, Edward and Gilda (Reyes)
Weil, Jim and Missy (Yarnell) Will, Ray
and Irene Will with guest Marlaina Puta-
turo, Edith Wimmer with guestChristena
Schmidtz, Bod and Blanca Wolfenstein,
and Blance Yarnell.
Marilla (Pope) Salisbury sends greetings to
all. She and husband, Earl, are living in San
Diego near her daughter, Beverly, and son, Rolfe.
They are into fitness at over 80 years of age.
She runs and race-walks and he throws the javelin.
They compete all over the world in Senior or Vet-
eran Olympics. The last was in Australia where
Marilla won 7 gold medals.
Esther Fisher writes the nicest letters to
friends and they were nice enough to share an ex-
cerpt from one. "Having reached the leisure time
of life with many hours of chair sitting to do,
my mind often slips back to those happy years
spent in Gatun where no one was rich nor poor;
where we knew everybody in town; went to the same
commissary and church; had no frozen foods, no
microwave oven or TV, but where wonderful friend-
ships were formed and where we could almost read
by moonlight enjoying those balmy breezes under
the starlit skies. It was a place where we could
step across the street into a foreign country,
could read history in the crumbling walls of Old
Panama, could drive from ocean to ocean in a few
hours or watch the world's ships go through the
wonderful Panama Canal." Thank you Esther.
Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro
FROM OUR ROVING REPORTER:
If ever there is a Zonian who is more appre-
ciated than David leroy Smith, we have yet to find
him. Not only does he grace the position of Pre-
sident Emeritus of the PCSSC so well but his years
of service are never-ending. He is an inspiration
to everyone who comes in contact with him; his
faith shines forth in his songs with a voice that
never seems to grow any older, and he has served
under several presidents in whatever capacity be-
comes necessary, with the highest of motives, up-
holding the traditions of fellowship and good will
that are a part of the Canal heritage. Mindful
of these traits of character, the Board of Gover-
nors honored his January birthday with a buffet
luncheon and special cake at the home of president
Edith Winner, Northridge. Interestingly, enough,
the cake entailed some research on the part of the
baker for a Panama Canal design; she had no idea
what the Panama Canal and environs looked like.
The PCSSC March 6th luncheon brought out some
most welcome new members, Edward and Gilda (Reyes)
Well. Edward was a schoolmate of Tom Rice and
worked in Oil Handling at La Boca. His father was
Arther Weil, owner of the Ancon Inn in Panama City
and the Arizona Bar in Arriajan. Gilda is a na-
tive of Panama City, where she was employed as a
teacher. Their last address in the Zone was on
How nice to visit also with Ann Jones, who
taught at Pedro Miguel and Balboa Elementary
Schools from 1929 to 1940 and last worked for the
Post Office, leaving the Zone in 1958. Her late
husband was J. Arthur Jones, who worked in the
Electrical Division at Balboa.
It was grand to see a mini-family reunion of
the Will and Yarnall families at the luncheon:
Ray, Irene and Jim Will and Jim's niece, Marlaina
Putaturo, of Panama; Missy (Yarnall) Will, mother,
Blanche Yarnall of Lake San Marcos and aunt Dru
Dahlma of Huntington Beach. Rumor has it that
Marlaina expects to relocate to southern Cali-
Back row L-R: Irene Will, Ray Will, Jim
Will, Blanche Yarnell, Dru Dahlma. Front
L-R: Marlaina Putaturo, Missy (Yarnell)
Will in a mini-double family gathering
at the March luncheon.
Two lovely de la Penas, Sara and Eva, also
graced a table. Eva spends six months of the year
in Mexico City and the rest in Los Angeles in or-
der to be near her sisters Estrella and Sara, and
brother, Moises of San Diego.
spent time at the Bokland beach house.
Don and Stephanie (Milburn) Johnson reported
attending the January wedding of Sara Cline and
David Singleton in Salinas. The groom attended
CHS 1949-1951. His mother is Roya (Reiss)
Singleton, formerly of Coco Solo Naval Air sta-
Stephanie's mother, Alice Milburn, mentioned
a neighbor couple, Floyd and Hazel Heninger. He
was first employed by Pathe Motion Picture Co.
Pathe merged with RKO, and Floyd worked there 34
years, from page boy to sales representatives.
They still enjoy recalling that one of their most
interesting times was spent in the Canal Zone in
1936 and 1937, where he represented RKO Motion
Pictures and Hazel operated a beauty salon.
The welcome mat was certainly out for Al Pate,
a past president of the Florida Society, who paid
the luncheon a surprise visit as part of a trip
west to help his daughter open her chiropractic
office in San Diego. They had just returned from
a seminar in Maui, Hawaii. let's see more of you
Ethel Wanke has a pre-birthday
sons, Ron (L) and Dick (R) at
Ethel Wanke was to celebrate being 95 years
young on March 12th and was so happy to be accom-
panied to the luncheon by her sons and daughters-
in-law, Ron and Peg and Dick and Janice.
Officers of PCSSC, Back L-R: Adele Argo,
Co-Chaplain; Jim Will, Vice-President;
Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro, Sec/Treas and
Newsletter Editor; David Smith, Presi-
dent Emeritus. Front L-R: Edith Wimner,
President; Missy (Yarnell) Will, Chap-
lain; Thelma Hollowell, Hospitality Sec-
retary and Roving Reporter.
Ever the lucky travellers, Mrian Rice told us
that she and Tom and Jack Clay spent a month re-
cently visiting Jack's sister, Betty (Clay)
Hoveter, in Bellvue, Washington. Then all had bed
and breakfast two nights in San Juan Islands and
Ann Jones, Edward and Gilda (Reyes) Weil
at the PCSSC March luncheon.
Nancy Carter brought her guest Shirley
(Jennings) Erickson, of Holly Springs, PA.
Shirley spent a month with Nancy in San Diego.
During her stay, they had luncheon with zonians
Beverly (Neville) Fawcett, Laura (Morgan) Sinclair
and Ruth (Brown) Roberts at the Horton Grand Ho-
tel, Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. The girls
brought contemporary pictures of themselves, on
the backs of which they attached high school pic-
tures, a unique method bringing themselves up to
date. Then one day, Shirley and Nancy had a
luncheon with Jane (Tcnpkins) Heselton at
Alario's, in La Jolla, followed by a later date
at the Wild Animal Park with Mary Ann (Hunt)
The Cottons, Arthur and Dorothy (Wertz), were
overjoyed with the arrival of son and daughter-in-
law, Fred and Jacquie (McCoy) Cotton, from Schroon
Lake, NY. The San Diego Tribune lost no time in
latching on to Fred for an interview on Panama,
since he retired last year from the Panama Canal
Bill and Edna "Skippy" Hollowell spent from
December 25th to January 15th visiting son, Cody,
and friends in Panama. At the beach at Santa
Clara, he broke a rib but was able to get through
that and have a marvelous time. Cody rented a
transit apartment for them at Gatun next to the
swimming pool for New Year's Eve; however, Lord
Cobra's Band from Colon drove them out. "On New
Year's day the survivors of the Atlantic side had
a gathering at the Gatun Yacht Club much better.
He adds, "Gatun Locks has about 500 employees,
only about 20 U.S. in the Industrial Division.
The ships are still getting through on time, and
things are running."
The last conrunication from Lolita (Provost)
Packard in February. She was on her way to Panama
also. This will bring you up to date on her acti-
vities: "Helen Dudak" and I with two and other
friends took off for a ten-day trip. We covered
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Old Town of Las Cruces,
Carlsbad Caverns, Sante Fe, Taos. We did it all
Indian reservation, museum, walked the whole cav-
erns, dirt roads, old pueblos...spent three months
once a week, teaching Girl Scout Troop 1541 how
to be clowns, and then we put on a huge show for
the Brownie troops. Went to Tijuana to put on a
show for the orphans so back to learning Spanish
again. Leaving right now to go to Panama, trip
to San Bias and Darien Indian country, then on to
Florida to the World Clown Convention in Jackson-
ville. Will meet Helen Dudak, and we will tool
around southern Florida for two weeks. Bob and
Willie Provost will be there, and we plan to visit
At presstime, Aileene (Smith) Hoyle is antici-
pating the St. Joseph's Indian School Tour of the
South Dakota Indian Missions, May 29th to June
6th. The tour begins and ends at Sioux Falls, and
among the highlights are St. Francies on the Rose-
bud Sioux Reservation, through the Badlands, Lady
of Lourdes School at Porcupine, to Wounded Knee,
Red Cloud Indian School, Custer State Park, Mount
Rushmore, Deadwood, Fort Sisseton for an old-time
rendezvous, and Pipestone National Monument.
Enraet and Adele Argo pose happily with
surprise luncheon guest, Al Pate, for-
mer President of the Florida Society.
Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro cuts David Smith
a piece of birthday cake, as David, Jim
Will and Francis Fitzpatrick anticipate
a slice..or two...or three. All Calif.
photos by David Hollowell.
Arby (Mathews) Call of San Diego had some in-
teresting events to mention. On February 14th,
they had a three-event family party to celebrate
her parents 55th wedding anniversary, his birthday
and her birthday. Daughter, Michelle, turned 20
on February 6th. In a pre-celebration, her
friends had her to change into '50's clothing,
blindfolded her, and took her to a '50's style re-
staurant. She spotted Shotgun Tom Kelly, a disc
jockey whom she remembered meeting as a little
girl in elementary school, when she was one of the
Good Citizens of the Month on Good Citizen Day.
Kelly was so intrigued by her story, he came back
with a reporter and photographer from the Los
Angeles Times. Two weeks later, the picture of
Kelly and Michelle was printed.
Blessings to one and all this gorgeous spring-
time, and do remember us with your news.
In February, our Sewing Club met at Jeanne
Wheeler's house in Bayonet Point and Bill took
pictures of our group. We had a delicious lunch
prepared by our hostess which we all enjoyed. Each
of us wrote a little bit about ourselves and how
we enjoyed the day.
Then on April 12th, we met again at Aura
Erickson's in New Port Richey and I did get some
news for this edition of the Record. I do have
quite a few residents in Clearwater, but they sel-
dom give me any news. So, the news I give is
from anywhere from Pinellas to Pasco County. But
to get back to our Sewing group, they gave me some
news you might enjoy. Jeanne and Bill Wheeler
celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary on April
6th. A party was given them by their children,
Marie and Fred Partek and children Marje, Matthew
and Stephani. Oscar and Holly Wheeler were also
present. Congratulations Jeanne and Bill. We had
two young guests who joined us for the day. Holly
Wheeler and Gena Sanders, daughter-in-law of Dotty
Sanders. She was Gena Riddle.
Back row, L-R: Florence Mallett, Grace
Carey, Mildred Harper, Elra Seiferlein,
Edith Cotton, Flora Madison, Eleanor
Buehler, Edna Wertz, Jeanne Mheeler.
Front L-R: Doris Sanders, Aura Erikson,
Sara Rowley, Carle Taber, Ceil Marceau.
Absent were: Mildred Sutherland, Ruth
Ann Parker, Marge Foster, Vera Jones.
Milly Sutherland is planning on going to Boston
for the graduation of her granddaughter, Catherine
cNamara, daughter of Marsha M Namara. Mildred
is also looking forward to a Disney World trip in
May for the performance of the Dedham (MA) High
School band of which Cathy is a member of the flag
team. Mildred's granddaughter, Jill DuPree Noyles
is moving in May to Mayport, Florida where her
husband, Kevin, has been assigned to the USS John
Hancock. Their son, Matthew, will be six months
old and Milly can't wait to see him.
Ruth Ann Parker was able to join our group and
it was great seeing her again after her long ill-
Grace and Jack Carey had their granddaughter,
Mollie Grace Carey from Chicago for a week visit
and the following week had their granson, Matthew
Hall, from Michigan, for his spring break. Grace
and Jack leave in May to return to Ann Arbor for
The McAndrews from Moscow, PA visited Clear-
water for a few days in March. They spend the
winter months in Ormond Beach and dropped in to
visit with Wilna Kirkpatrick and Vincent Reynolds.
It was great seeing them again. We spent some
time playing the game, "Remember Our Years In
Good Ole Canal Zone".
My grandson, Brian Gerhart, from Silver Spring,
MD, spent his spring break with me and I did enjoy
having him. He kept me hopping but it was fun.
I know we are all so concerned with the terri-
ble situation in Panama. So many of our friends
and loved ones are having problems trying to live
as normal lives as possible.
My classmate, Dan Sanders, is one of those so
involved in all this mess. I have talked to Con-
gressman Bill McCollum's aid and was informed that
the U.S. Government can't do anything about help-
ing Panamanian citizens relocate permanently to
the U.S. unless they have green cards which would
enable them to work. Dan's wife, Noeme, applied
for a green card in 1983 but I was informed the
government at this time is processing papers up
to April, 1982. It will no doubt be at least a-
nother year before Noeme's papers are processed.
Dan hopes to be here in May arid hopefully, a group
of us can put our heads together and see what al-
ternative solutions we might come up with which
would enable Dan to be reunited with his family
here in Florida.
I had a long conversation with Elodie (Yoyi)
Salterio from Panama. Another family affected by
the political situation in Panama. She and her
mother, Ella Correa, and her 12 year old daughter,
Jeannie, are staying with Douglas and Anita
(Castrellon) Smith's son, Randy and Sondi Smith,
here in DeLand. Anita is Elodie's aunt. Elodi's
husband is hoping things will work out that he
will be able to join them soon. The Smith family
gave a surprise party to celebrate Douglas and
Anita's 40th Wedding Anniversary at the home of
Jeannie (Smith) Crawley in Altamonte Springs.
Douglas Smith, Jr., and his wife, Janine, and her
daughter, Mike and Teresa (Smith) Autry and their
two children, Randy and Sondi Smith and Ricky
Smith were all at the party. Mc Lane was visit-
ing us from Houston and he and my daughter, Elise,
were able to join in on the festivities. Everyone
enjoyed an evening of Panamanian music.
Another family in this area that has been
affected by the problems in Panama is William
(Dick) Bell and Amelia. Amy informed me that they
were able to bring to the States their two nieces,
ages 14 and 16, and a 20 year old nephew just be-
fore everything was shut down. Fortunately, the
three young people had Visas they obtained several
years ago and are good until 1992. Their nephew
is staying with relatives in Miami and the young
ladies at present are taking English lessons
through the local Catholic Church. Any hopes to
have them in school before long. The Bell's have
also been busy helping Don and Gladys Brayton get
settled into their new home next door to them in
I called Don Brayton and he informed me that
he and Gladys (Wertz) plan to live six months in
Florida and six months in Laguna Hills, Califor-
nia. Don attended BHS except for his last three
months when his family transferred to Cristobal
and he finished his Sr. year at CHS. Don worked
as Superintendent of the Panama Canal Railroad and
later took over the Marine Bunkering Plant. Short-
ly before he retired, he was made Deputy Director
of Transportation. Gladys graduated from CHS in
1940 and when she retired was in charge of the
Accounting Office of the Coco Solo Hospital. The
Brayton's have two sons; Rod attended CHS and
works with Security in Panama and Jack is a Lt.
Col. and is stationed in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ken and Dottie Manthorne plan to attend the re-
u-ion as well as Dottie's mom and dad, Arthur and
Dorothy Cotton. They are coming from San Diego
and Fred and Jackie Cotton, Dottie's brother and
sister-in-law from New York plan to be there.
Dottie, Amy Bell, Gladys Brayton and I have a
lovely hobby in common. We are all very involved
in quilting and I discovered we all took lessons
at the same shop in Sanford.
Harriet Thurgood and her sister, Virginia
Bingham took a 14 day cruise through the Carribean
Islands as far as Caracas. One of the women at
their dinner table was from Red Tank. What a
leo and I plan to fly to California in May and
will visit my brother, David Sanders and his wife.
Mickie. Hopefully, we will also see Conrad and
Norma Horine. I hope everyone has a fantastic
tire at the reunion. Hopefully, we will be there
Leona Sanders Snedeker
Greetings fellow members and friends. Hope
everyone had a nice Easter. It's so hard getting
back into the swing of things after a holiday, but
Alan and Margaret Park are pleased to announce
that they will become grandparents around the end
of April. They have been informed that the baby
will be a boy. The proud parents-to-be are
Catherine (Park) Carpenter and her husband, Chris.
Chris, who is in the Navy, is stationed on the
Nimitz, which is docked just outside Seattle,
Washington. Unfortunately, Chris is preparing to
leave on a 6 month cruise, just about the time
their baby is due. Cathy's mother, Margaret, will
be staying with her for a while to assist with the
Visitors in the home of Stewart (Coach Stu)
Brown were his daughter, Margaret (Brown) Karst,
her husband, Paul, and their children, Paul
Stewart and Kelly, who are visiting from Panama.
They also plan on visiting Paul's mother, Nita
Karst, in Dallas, Texas, and looking at their fu-
ture homesite in Yosemite, California. Then, they
will return to Pinellas Park, and then back to
George Egolf plans on attending his nephew's
Jon Lewis Dedeaux wedding in Pensacola, FL, April
16th. Jon is the son of Louis (Coach) and Barbara
Guests in the home of Jack Morris for a week
were Marion (Woody) and Elsie (Lawyer) Woodruff,
from Dothan, Alabama. Jack is proud to announce
that his son, Richard Morris, went to Lancaster,
PA as a Director of Engineering for a new program
at an Electronics Company.
George Black, Jr., has been busy with friends
and relatives. He was visited by Virginia Falkner
and Seiora Saroye DeCastro from Costa Rica, Mr.
and Mrs. George Black, Sr., from Connecticut and
his daugther, Patricia (Black) iieeler and grand-
sons, Ray and Jerry, from Georgia.
Visitors in the home of Alton and Vera Hubbard
Jones of Largo, was their son, Harry, and his wife
Lynn Jones. Harry and Lynn recently spent 8 days
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with 2 friends from
Tanpa. They used snow mobiles to enter Yellow-
stone National Park and saw Old Faithful.
Last, but certainly not least, I would like to
relay a message from a very good friend of mine,
Diana (Kinsey) Biswick, from Evans City, PA. Diana
is the daughter of Beverly Kinsey, who lives in
Dothan, Alabama and the late Richard Kinsey, who
was a Lieutenant at the Balboa Police Station.
It reads as follows:
To a wonderful woman, Bernice Denning, from
Dothan, Alabama: We know that you are a little
down on your health so we are sending you this
message in hopes that it will lift your spirits
and let you know that we care. You know, without
a doubt, it won't be long at all until you're well
and up and all about. Hope you are feeling much
better. Your friend from PA, Diana K.
Melissa and Dona, daughters of Ahrk and
Diana (Kinsey) Biswick.
In June, this reporter plans on driving up to
Pennsylvania to visit with former classmate, Diana
(Kinsey) Biswick and possibly will stop off in
Lumberton, North Carolina, to visit another former
classmate, Sheliah (McGee) Gilpin. Perhaps some
of you might remember her parents, Walton and
Martha IcGee. They used to manage the Balboa
Skating Rink. My husband, Jim, through the good-
ness of his heart, will let me drive his new Jeep
Truck up there. He's even buying a topper for the
truck so all my luggage doesn't fly out the back.
I am really looking forward to this trip as I have
not seen my friends in 16 years.
Sheila (McGee) Gilpin with husband, Geo-
rge and daughter, Natasha Leigh.
That's all for now folks. Hope to see each and
every one of you at the Reunion.
Lorraine "Sunshine" Grose
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Yocum (Dottie and Ernie) will
be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on
June 12th. We will give you the full story of
their celebration, with their family, in our next
issue, but we wanted you to know about this impor-
Barbara (Boyer) Slover retired on February 26,
1988 and is enjoying her retirement to the full-
est. She plans to travel a lot, sleep in, golf,
bowl, swim, etc. "Now I know why they call these
the Golden Years".
Jane and Fred Huldtquist recently enjoyed a
visit from Jane's brother and sister-in-law, Lem
and Erna (Revesey) Presley from Shreveport, IA.
Lem and Erna are both graduates of BHS in the
classes of 1938 and 1943 respectively. In May,
Jane and Fred will be spending a week in North
Carolina joined by Ruth and Pete Tortorici and
Dotty and Mike laCroix for the annual golfing va-
Fran and Bill Stock had a visit from their
daughter, Cindy, in March from Chicago. Also
visiting was Bill Sexton from South Dakota.
Jack Carey returns for two more weeks in Clear-
water. The Careys have enjoyed visits from their
I am glad to report that I am nuch better. Back
to my old activities. Even handled a wedding on
April 30th. The only change would certainly
please my C.Z. doctors but not my present one.
I have gone from a size 42 to a size 14. When
asked how I did it, the answer is "don't do it my
way". My doctor is trying to put weight on me.
On February 12, 1988, Al Pate flew to San Diego
to help Dr. Deborah Pate (Dot and Al's daughter)
open her new office in San Diego. In her new
office, she will be able to combine her Radiologic
Consultant work with her Chiropractic work. Dot
was unable to go with Al at this time. Al's
electrical knowledge came in handy because
Debbie's office needed additions and changes in
the electrical system. Prior to the purchase of
her new office, Debbie and two other Chiropractic
Radiologists were scheduled to give a five day
seminar in Maui, Hawaii. Dr. Raymond Sandoz of
Switzerland and Dr. Don Ritzon of Canada shared
the program with Dr. Pate. The seminar was spon-
sored by the Motion Palpation Institution.
Al tagged along with Debbie as the projector
operator. They did have a chance to drive on al-
most all the roads on Maui and to get a good look
at the whales, go swimming in the Pacific and to
see the volcano first hand. It was an enjoyable
trip that he will always remember.
On Friday, March 4, Debbie had another seminar
in Los Angeles and Al drove as far as Laguna Hills
where he invited himself to spend the night with
their dear friends Adele and Fnmett Argo. What
a treat being with them again. The next day, Sat-
urday, they attended a NARFE meeting (about 75
members). After the meeting, who tapped Al on the
shoulder but Buddy Phillips. They all had lunch
together and later Buddy and Marion gave Al a
cooks tour of Leisure World.
Debbie came for Al in the afternoon on her way
back to San Diego. It was decided on the way that
Al should attend the Panama Canal Society meeting
at Knotts Berry Farm on Sunday, March 6th. Al
boarded Amtrack in Del Mar and was met in
Fullerton by Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro.
There were 72 present at the meeting. Al en-
joyed talking with Grace Brown, Thelma and David
Hollowell, Irene and Ray Will, Missy and Jim Will,
Jack DeGrnmond, Past President and several other
members who Al was associated with for many years.
Al was disappointed that he didn't get to see
Clair and Hanp Tedder.
The meeting was properly conducted by their ex-
cellent team of officers, Edith Wimner, President,
Jim Will, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer,
Kathryn (Argo) Molinaro. What an asset Kathryn
is. Al was impressed and touched by a reading
given by their Chaplain, Missy Will. You could
feel the affects it had on everyone. It was a de-
lightful day. Al talked with Ida McDade and is
happy to report that Ida is enjoying herself.
It wasn't all work, Al enjoyed several sight-
seeing trips around San Diego, Balboa Park with
all its attractions, a trip to San Juan Capistrano
and other side trips. Al returned home to recup-
erate after five weeks in the fast lane. He can't
keep pace with Dr. Pate.
Special events and activities prompted our
Sarasota people to travel here and there as well
as to have visitors in our beautiful sunny
Sarasota travellers to Tarpon Springs, Florida
to attend the wedding of Hugh D. and Ann (Edwards)
Hale's daughter, Glenora Rae to Willian J.
McInerney, on Saturday, April 16, 1988, included
relatives, '"Pp" Ebdon, Joe and Rae Ebdon and Fred
and Bev Ebdon and Jim and Edna Million. It was
a beautiful wedding and reception and most en-
joyable as they had an orchestra for dancing and
a most entertaining disc jockey as M.C.
Gladys Conley enjoyed a 12-day tour of Spain
with other members of the University of Pennsyl-
vania Alunhi as well as the University of Michigan
Alumni group. They visited Madrid, Seville,
Toledo, Granada and Marabella on the Costa Del
Sol. She also rode in the festooned carts, which
were reminiscent of the Carmettas in the Canal
Zone. The group of forty also visited the mu-
seums, enjoyed the beautiful paintings, the
Alhambra and walked down the famous Prado in
Madrid, which was scenic, interesting and most en-
Myrtle Hughes and Jay Cain joined a tour group
which flew to Los Angeles, CA, then sailed on the
S.S. Island ?clrrin (sister ship of the S.S.
Pacific Princess of T.V. Love Boat fame). They
visited Puerta Vaiarta, Mazatland. Zinuatanejoix-
tapa, and Acapulco. It was a wrnderfll nine day
trip with interesting sightseeing and shopping,
Pnd with great entertainment on the ship.
Capt. Thomas and Cecilia "Cece" Gove have re-
cently moved to Arizona after many happy and ac-
tive years in Sarasota.
They have been residents of Sarasota since Tom,
a Panama Canal Pilot, on the Atlantic side, re-
tired from Government Service. While on the Zone
Tom, a Ham operator, worked actively with the
Armed Forces and Civil Defense Organizations. His
wife, Cece, founded the first chapter of the Sweet
Adelines on the Isthmus and was their director for
When the Coves moved to Sarasota, they became
active in their community. Tom was on the Board
of Directors of their housing area. He was also
Head Usher of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Cece again became associated with the Sweet Ade-
lines and served as director of the Sarasota
Chapter for several years. Both Tom and Cece
have been active members of OONSURMDUNT, a support
group associated with the American Cancer Society.
Tom and Cece will be missed by their many
friends and acquaintances who wish them much
happiness in their new home, a move made for
health reasons and to be close to family members.
They will be pleased to hear from their friends
at their new address: 10906 East Navajo Drive,
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.
Bill McKeown and Lanky Flores resting on
ski slope in Park City, Utah.
George "Lanky" Flores was off to Park City, UT
for a skiing trip in late January and who .should
he find also on the slopes but Bill McKeown.
The following week, after he returned from
Utah, Lanky and his houseguests, Rusty and Elena
(DeBoyrie) Oberholtzer, of Prescott, Arizona,
hosted a grand Canal Zonian get-together. Elena,
not Lanky, did the cooking. Thank Heavens, and
stirred up enough arroz con polio and platano to
feed an army. Guests filled in with the remaining
menu and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Zonian get-together 2/5/88. L-R: Bill
Carl in, Rusty Oberholtzer, Jeannine Car-
l in, Elena Oberholtzer, Arline (Schmidt)
Winernrn, Trudi Mohl, Lanky Flores, Fred
The Bill Carlins got to host the Dothan group,
for a change, with visits this past month from
Elsie and Woody Woodruff and a few weeks later had
a visit from Dave and Betty (Watts) Kelleher. The
golf clubs came out on both occasions, with Dave
faring a little better on the Bobby Jones Execu-
tive water holes than Woody. Spring training was
in session so the Carlins and Kellehers were able
to enjoy an afternoon at the ball park in Braden-
ton watching the Pittsburg Pirates vs. Detroit
Dick Ebdon, his wife, Kathy, and their children
Geoffrey and Jennifer of Irvine, CA, spent a week
in Sarasota with his parents, Joe and Rae Ebdon,
during the Easter holiday.
Allen and Kay Miller have had some interesting
visitors. Helen Dudak of Orlando, Florida, and
her friend, Lolita (Provost) Packard of Westmin-
ster, CA, spent several days with them. They had
a dinner party and included Mary Orr. Mary, Helen
and Kay were graduates in 1937 graduating class
at Canal Zone Junior College in La Boca. This was
the third graduating class from the then new C.Z.
Junior College. Also Gordon and Nena Frick of
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, were later houseguests. A
happy time reminiscing was had by all.
It was a happy time for all when Stewart Brown,
his wife, Linda, and their three children, Brad-
ley, Megan and Lindsey, came to visit Grandma Kay
Brown for ten days in mid-April. Stewart is a
Psychologist at the Veterans' Center in San Jose
California, where he and Linda also have their own
private practice. Miriam and Al Bissett enter-
tained the whole Brown aggregation at their home
for dinner. Fran Jones baby-sat one evening so
mommy, daddy and grandma could have an evening
out, and there were picnics at Sarasota's lovely
beaches several times. Betsy (Robinson) Carter
came from Winter Park, Florida, to spend the day
with the Browns, so that, altogether, it was some-
thing of a C.Z. reunion for Stew and a grand get
together for all.
Fred and Bev Ebdon and George and ayno Walker
visited with Colin and Rosemary Canpbell, of Hano-
ver, NH in their winter home in Venice, Florida.
Colin, Proffesor Emeritus of Economics, has re-
cently retired from Dartmouth University in
Mina Dee's family wedding group, bride
and groom, her parents and brothers, L-R
Brother William; mom fAry Jo Cole Lang;
dad, William O. Lang; Catherine Mina and
Thomas Alexander; and brothers, Thomas
and Walter Lang.
Mina Dee of Sarasota had made a trip to Port-
land, OR, to visit her son, William 0. Lang and
family and attend the marriage of her grand-
daughter, Catherine Mina Lang to Thomas Alexander.
She has recently received a picture of the wedding
party, which she is proud to share with Pan Canal
Bob and lotty Orvis of Daytona Beach, FL were
guests of his mother, Mrs. Frances Orvis, and with
their oldest son, Bobby Orvis. Lotty was a guest
of Maxne Hitchcock when she entertained the Canal
Zone Birthday Club at a luncheon in her home in
Katharine Hitchcock of Belmont, Mass., visited
with her grandmother, Mrs. Maxine Hitchcock, and
her great aunts, Ruth Gatz, Billie Galloway and
Robin Comer, during her Spring break. Katharine
will be entering her freshman year at high school
and especially enjoyed shopping sprees and the
The George A. Walkers had a nice surprise when
Carol Root and his son, of Osark, FL, visited with
them. They were former neighbors in Rodmon, C.Z.
Carl, an Electronics Engineer, was a civilian em-
ployee of the Navy and George's co-worker at the
Communications Station, 15th Naval District, Bal-
boa, Canal Zone.
Other visitors were Mayno Walker's niece, Nola
(Bliss) Culley and her husband, Ken Culley, of San
Jose, CA. The Culleys were also entertained by
their Sarasota aunts, Tinsie (Bliss) Barnes and
Barney and Gladys (Bliss) Humphrey and her family
members. The Culleys also went sightseeing at
Cypress Gardens and Busch Gardens and then over-
nighted with her cousins, Ken and Carole (Walker)
Miller in Tanpa. During their Florida stay, they
were houseguests of her uncle Curtis and Fmily
Bliss at Rockledge, FL, who entertained with a
dinner party and included cousins, Donald and
Cindy Humphrey of Palm Bay, FL. The Culleys also
included a trip to Daytona Beach, with Curt and
Emily to share a luncheon date with another cou-
sin, Mabelle "Mickey" (Walker) Fitzgerald. Nola
is the daughter of Gerald (Budd) and Eleanor Bliss
of Campbell, CA, and was most happy to have visits
with so many of her Florida relatives in their
homes. Needless to say, we all enjoyed Nola and
Suzi and Dick Belzer will be heading to New
Fairfield, CT to give a couple of helping hands
at the Playhouse Cafe which is next to Candlewood
Playhouse. Rick Belzer announced his sixth season
at Candlewood including the world premier of
"Beetle Bailey", the well known comic strip char-
acter created by Mort Walker. The Candlewood
Playhouse season is from June 7 to August 28,
1988. So, if any of you Zonians are in the Dan-
bury, CT area, stop in to see a great show, there
are five altogether.
Jim Belzer will be in Tanpa for his tenth anni-
versary reunion from Balboa. Jim was senior class
president and there are big doings planned.
Rob Belzer is getting married to his Elizabeth
in October. They met at the Museum of Natural
History in New York. Who says education doesn't
Betsy Bivin visited with the Belzers in May,
locking over the area for settling down purposes.
Betsy found there are a lot of similarities with
Panama right here in Sarasota including the net-
working that goes on with the Canal Zone folks.
Summer time will soon be here, bringing more
vacationers and, of course, the getting together
at the Panama Canal Reunion in Tanpa. Hope to see
Gladys B. Humphrey
The last few months have been busy for Steve
and myself. In FEbruary we went on a snow skiing
trip to Park City, Utah with Steve's family. His
parents, George and Arline Tochterman and Gary,
(Steve's brother) and Sue Tochterman went also. We
stayed with Arlene's brother, Bill McKeown and
Barb. We had a great time, the weather was beauti-
ful and there was lots of snow. My parents, Betty
and Dave Kelleher of Dothan, Alabama, babysat our
13-month old daughter, Andrea.
Then in April, Steve's mother Arlene and our
sister-in-law Sue Tochternnn and 3-year old son
Robert came to visit. We really enjoyed having
The Bay Area would like to welcome Buddy and
Family (Ambrose) George and their 15-month old son,
Michael to Largo. They recently moved to Largo
from Puerto Rico. In March, they traveled to El-
sie, Michigan with Emily's mom, Esmeralda Ambrose
and visited with George's brother and wife, John
and Rosette Ambrose and their 10-month old son,
The Bay Area would also like to welcome Walter
Kelleher to Tampa. He is currently employed in a
Some Bay Area kids are anxiously awaiting the
Reunion in July. In preparation, they had a mini-
reunion at a local Reggae Dance recently. Those
who attended and had a great time were: Lynn Dun-
ning, Ray Kingery, Larry Smith, Julie Smith, Linda
(Smith) Patton, Susan Thompson, Chris Malcolm,
Walter Kelleher, Sue Kelleher, Mickey, Jenny and
Nanny Escala, John Reardon, Jimmy Norris, John
Nickisher and Gilbert Smith.
Yane and Helen (Van Clief) Leves of Tampa, re-
cently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
with their family. (See "Congratulations").
Recently heard from Bill McGann of Panama. He
is doing fine in the midst of all the problems
down there. He is still involved in the Miss USA
Pageants. (See "Letters to the Editor").
Hope to see everyone at the Reunion in July!
Mary (Kelleher) Tochternan
Greetings from the Sandwish Islands, Land of
Florence McEElhone of Colorado Springs (widow
of Buddy) visited her daughter in Kailua, who is
Director of Renal Institute for the South Pacific.
Talking with Florence was a special pleasure. She
said her son has a fur business in Michigan and
A February get-together in Honolulu converged
three couples of the Hatchett clan into a spacious
condo, and, a few days later, two thirds of them
visited my daughter, Katya, and me at my apart-
ment, namely Pat (Hatchett) and husband Don Clark
of Sacramento, and George and Ruth Hatchett of
Incline Village (Lake Tahoe). Vee (Hatchett) and
Jack acdaren (of Coral Gables) had departed by
then, from this, their first trip to Hawaii. It
was a nostalgic return for George who was once
stationed here as a submarine officer. Pat and
Don Clark initially had brought his 88 year old
mother and his brother, and survived the trials
of unfulfilled (prepaid) hotel reservations upon
their arrival. Later on, Pat and Virginia (Ridge)
Dolim, a friend of theirs and I met at the Elk's
Club for the usual Wednesday Hawaiian entertain-
ment and lunch. Virginia is now president of the
Elks' (wives) Emblem Club and is directing another
fashion show/lunch on June 18.
Toward the end of a spirited football game
party, I learned that the pretty, young woman
across from me was Margie Thrash from the Canal
Zone (Margaret Daniel/Russell Thrash, BHS 1960)
who worked for the Engineering and Construction
Division and knew my brother "Billy Y' and left
there in 1970. Her mother, May Daniel, was a
nurse for 30 years at Gorgas (where Margie and I
were born). Margie's husband Ron was killed in
Honolulu last year in a helicopter crash which was
witnessed by her 12 year old son.
Rain or drip, shine or blow, the weather is al-
ways good, you know. Guess that's why the ancient
Hawaiians had no word in their language for
"weather". Lanny Wadkins, 'Mauna Lani Lanny", won
the Hawaiian Open, at the Waialae Country Club,
where it looked like a celebrity pro-am. And the
Great Aloha Runaway was won by Lars-Erik Nilsson
here on Oahu, with estimated 20,000 participants.
Hawaii is proud of athlete Mike Cho, who was named
to the U.S. Para-Olympic Shooting Team at Colorado
Springs and will also represent the U.S. at the
Seoul Olympics. Mike a quadriplegic. Hawaii's
Salevaa Atisanoe was beaten in the "battle of the
bulges", the 15 day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament
(he weighs 546 pounds). The '"buh--booze cruise",
popular tourist bay cruise, is sailing along.
Another delightful surprise recently was a
visit from Rosemond (Scotty) Scott of Calistoga,
California, with friend, Nora Rail. Scotty was
our command secretary at Caribbean Comand,
Quarry Heights, in the 1950's (for the four star
general, which I sometimes substituted). She and
her husband Don lived first in Colon and then in
Curundu Heights and retired in California, where
Don later died. Their daughter Jo Bernard and
husband, Al, (a captain with UAL) and family live
in Walnut Creek.
I spent another fine weekend at the home of
Bill and Jan (Koperski) Taylor, who leave soon for
a visit to Florida (and son, Rickie), New Orleans,
San Francisco (and son Bill and wife, lani, plus
the new granddaughter). We heard that a Dr.
Cicarelli, who was well known in Panama and who
allegedly saved the life of Dr. Arnulfo Arias at
some point, now teaches at Tripler Army Medical
A beloved gracious lady and entertainer cele-
brated her 76th birthday at Kemoo Farm Irmgard
Keali'iwahinealohanohokahaopuamana Aluli (try that
on your typewriter). Had a grand visit last week
with my double first cousin, Jacque (Worsley) and
Rush Williams of Monrovia, CA (daughter of the
late Bob Worsley of Panama). This was their first
visit to Hawaii, spent mostly on Maui. Hank and
Virginia Dolim hosted a most enjoyable dinner at
the stately, old (Army) Cannon Club on Diamond
Head slopes, including Don and Fran Davis, her
sister and me.
Not much snow on Mauna Kea (Hawaii Island) this
year, but some skiiers slalomed in February atop
the quiescent volcano. Kilauea Volcano (same is-
land) is still gushing read hot lava into the sea
on the Southwest coast, providing a rare opportu-
nity to observe the process that created the
Hawaiian Islands. The "witch's caldron" scene can
be safely watched from the Volcano National Park
side of the flow.
Lois DeIaMater Bates
Gregory and Linda Lee (Gough) Laynan
with her grandfather, John Gough Sr. in
John Gough, Sr., Marrero, writes that he and
his wife, Kathleen, enjoyed a March weekend visit
from their granddaughter, Linda lee Gough Iayman
and her husband, Gregory, of Anaheim, California.
Son, William E. Gough, III, hosted a barbeque
shrimp dinner party, complete with shrimp seviche,
in their honor. It was also attended by Linda's
brother, Sgt. John R. Gough, III, and his bride
Bridgitte, of New Llano, LA; Mrs. Jo Arm Cathey
and daughter, Melissa; and neighbors Randy, Pamela
and Brandi St. Pierre. John, Sr., and Greg share
an interest in exploring with metal detectors and
were joined by Linda on a brief paseo in nearby
Jean Lafitte National Park. Spring is in the air
and the Goughs are busy planting a rose hedge and
erecting a fence to support it. The Laymans may
be reached at Box 320, Ft. Polk, LA 71459.
Gene Gregg of Mandeville wrote from his baby-
sitting post with The Four (grandchildren) Carlye,
Rayne, Hayley and Harry Brown) in Zachary. Gene
was in charge, he thinks, while Lynn and Clayton
Brown; Nancy, Marian and Helen Gregg; and Dr.
Donald Fonte enjoyed an April week in Guayaquil,
Quito and the Galapagos Islands. Gene writes that
he visited Slidell recently. Roland Casanova had
just canceled his Panama trip "due to the fiesta
going on there". Roland and Ed Parker both are
finishing up repairs to their homes following
Leon "Bud" Hallett, Shreveport, is planning to
go to the Tampa reunion with his oldest son and
in August will be in Ft. Collins, Colorado for the
National Order of the Arrow BSA conference at the
University of Colorado. On Sept. 24 he plans to
attend the no-host picnic at Ocean Springs, Miss.,
and may be contacted by others in the area to car
Anne "Rusty" Stapler LoFranco, Staten Island,
and Nancy Wells, Jersey City, have gotten together
a few times since the BHS '52 reunion to watch
Myrna Boynton Ericksen's video and see Joan Sharp
Falk's pictures of the festivities. Rusty is
planning her first trip back to Panama in 35
years. For starters, she wants to go swimming at
Santa Clara, drive up to David and eat sancocho.
Jim McKeown, Destrehan, writes that in March,
Kathleen HMConaghy was in New Orleans to drop off
her car for transport to Korea. She has accepted
a two-year assignment with the U.S. Defense De-
partment in Seoul. While in New Orleans, she
visited with Bill HaLchett and Jim.
Helen Munson, Sun City, Ariz., enjoyed a trip
to Lake Powell with the Willowbrook Wanderers, a
travel club from the Methodist Church, before hip
replacement surgery. With daughter, Helen
Frances's help she is recovering nicely.
Vern C. Neal, 456 Dela Vina Avenue, Apt. D-6,
Monterey, CA 93940, was in New Orleans recently
to attend the annual meeting of the American Cul-
ture Association. Vern is an instructor and
chairman of the Department of English as a Second
Language, Monterey Peninsula Community College.
At the Canal Zone Junior College, he was president
of the Class of '54.
Velma Medina Reilly writes from Panama that her
daughter Brenda now works with AAFES and is sta-
tioned in Panama. She can be reached at PSC Box
218, APO Miami, FL 34002.
John Schmidt, Tallahassee, fills his days as
an Air Force ROTC instructor and doing things with
his children and grandchildren. He has been to
Germany twice since 1985 looking up relatives and
sightseeing. He'd like to know if anyone has an
address for Doris Pollack, a BHS classmate and
Capt. Charles H. Taylor, Baton Rouge, writes
that Cecil 'Buzzy" Kennon of Kansas City, MD,
dropped in to see him, daughter, Pami, and son,
Greg, for a short visit in March. Last time the
Taylors saw Buzzy was on the Zone in 1976. Buzzy
is the younger son of Ann and Sid Kennon of Plant
Bill Underwood, Dalton, GA, would like to be
put in touch with Ray Clymer (BHS '52). Also,
Bill is looking for a 1954 Conquistador yearbook
from the Canal Zone Junior College. He enjoyed
a visit recently from the former Margaret Curies,
who drives an 18-wheeler produce truck between Los
Angeles and Chicago. She was in Georgia to see
Gret and Bill Warren, New Port Richey, Fla.,
write that son Dave of New Orleans had a great
visit with his sister Kathy and brother-in-law Jim
when Dave's office sent him to Oakland, California
recently for extra training. Dave is up for pro-
motion and Kathy received a $400 award from Xerox
Corporation for outstanding service.
For Nancy Wells, Jersey City, N.J., the BHS '52
reunion has led to the renewing of many old
friendships. She paid a visit to Barbara and
Richard Abbott in Washington. In January they all
spent a few days at Bob Hentschel's log cabin in
Pennsylvania's snowy mountains. They put many
logs on the fire to keep from freezing in the 20
degree weather. Barbara and Bob went cross
country skiing and they all gained a few pounds
eating Bob's gourmet cooking. In March Nancy had
a solo exhibit in New York City of her prints and
drawings. She also talks or visits regularly with
Rusty Stapler LoFranco of Staten Island.
Apparently, the BHS '52 class reunion is still
Evelyn and Bob Wertz, Belle Chasse, spent two
weeks in Europe in March. As retired USNR, they
traveled Space A from New Orleans to Rota, Spain,
on a military transport flight. With Eurail
passes they toured Spain and visited Evelyn's re-
latives in LeMans, France. They also visited
Madrid, Paris, Tours, Irun, Toledo and Sevilla.
Patt Foster Roberson
Well, here it is almost deadline and I haven't
heard from anyone.
I have just started teaching a new group of
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders Spanish conversa-
tion, and this time, its 17 miles from home, but
since the weather is beginning to be half way de-
cent, I really don't mind the driving.
I am still waiting for suggestions for a picnic
here in Muskegon some time in late July or August.
As I said before, we have such excellent State
parks right on Muskegon Lake or Lake Michigan that
I think it would be great.
I have decided to have my Sunmers free so as
of June, I will only be working at Red Cross in
the mornings then start up my International
cooking classes in August and the Spanish conver-
sation classes from September to late October and
have the winter free to go to a warmer state. I
have been asked by 5 elementary schools to con-
tinue teaching Spanish to the little ones and
since I enjoy it so much, I have accepted.
Anita D. Asmussen
Catherine Boswell, Hattiesburg, writes that
Ching-Ling, the Shih Tzu puppy received from
daughter, Lynn and John Turner for Christmas, now
has his own fenced-in yard. February brought lots
of rain that kept the Boswells from working out-
doors. The rain also filled the lake behind their
house so it won't be long before the sailboat is
launched. They are planning a trip to Texas to
visit daughter, Deanna, and son-in-law, Pat, this
spring. Son, Gordon, is still stationed in
England, so the Boswells would like another trip
to England and Scotland before Gordon and his
family leave. Daughter, Jeannie, and son-in-law,
Dick Green, are in Miami, where Katie and Liza
attend Lourdes High School. Katie is in the
National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor
Society and is looking forward to attending Notre
Dame University this fall. Daughter, Lynn, and
son-in-law John Turner live in Hattiesburg with
their sons, William and David.
Virginia Selby Entrekin, Hattiesburg, was happy
to hear from Kayleen Vinton recently. Kayleen has
moved from Connecticut to 6506 D. South 93 Ave.,
Tulsa, OK 74133, to help her sister, Janeth, care
for their mother. Kayleen is a speech therapist
and has two daughters living in Indiana. Sally
Ackerman Estes of Oak Park, IL, recently moved her
mother from Florida to Illinois so she could look
after her. The five Tanpa BHS '52 roommates
(Virginia, Sally, Dianne Hanrahan Coughlan, Joan
Baron Lamkin and Karen Saum) are still planning
a get together in July at Karen's place in Maine
"after the black flies leave". Virginia was in
Atlanta in February to celebrate the 50th birthday
of her brother, Jim Selby. She participated in
a Roast and Toast given by his friends and told
the crowd "Everything they always wanted to know
about Jimny Junior's childhood, but were afraid
to ask". It was an extra treat to see other CZers
there including Joe Galloway and Gene Didier.
Gerda and Owen Smith of Osyka traveled to Flo-
rida in April to see Gerda's mother in Bradenton,
Owen's daughter, Carol leigh, and son-in-law,
Norman Dixon in Palm Harbor, and Mary Jane and
Cash Paulson in Tallahassee. The Smiths will
spend June in Germany visiting Gerda's relatives,
then pick up her daughter and granddaughter in
Philadelphia and bring them back to Osyka for a
Shirley Zemer Swenson in Carriere has performed
her annual "Rites of Spring," planting a 2 x 4
flower garden and potting geraniums. Shirley,
among others, still has not received her paid-for
reunion picture from Olin Mills. She did get an
Olan Mills booklet listing the pictures from some-
one named Marge. No other information was given.
If anyone knows how to contact Marge, please let
Shirley know. The Society needs to be informed
of any shady operations during the Reunion.
Patt Foster Roberson
Springtime in New Mexico is the most pleasant
of times, the bright colors of mountain flowers,
the sweet smell of spring showers in Panama it
is probably raining gatos y perros.
And now for the news Ted and Georgia Corin
and daughter Stefanie spent 10 days visiting Russ
and Betty Annis during March. The Corins took
anple advantage of the season to visit choice ski
areas in Santa Fe and Taos. The Corins hail from
Bob and Jay Stewart were houseguests of the
Larazola family and managed to spend an evening
with the Annis' during their visit to the Land of
Mike Chavez will be in attendance at the Panama
Canal Society '88 Reunion, as well as this re-
porter and a few other New Mexicans.
I bumped into a former PCC employee the other
day. It was Gene Hudson, who labored for many
years at M.T.D. aka Motor Transportation Division.
Here in Albuquerque, he's known as "Your Fender
Unbender." Gene manages Hudson's Repair and Body
Please feel free to call in any news items you
wish reported. I would like to add some new events
to the social calendar, but need some help. So if
you have some free time, please call me.
Arnold L. Talbott
April is such a beautiful time of the year here
in western North Carolina. The dogwood is in full
bloom, azaleas showing their brilliant colors and
the apple orchards a pure delight. The daffodils
are gone but the tulips are lovely. My apartment
is filled with the sweet odor of a boquet of pur-
ple lilacs a friend brought me.
Ruth Sill had her 90th birthday on April 8th.
Her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ted Peck,
came from Princeton, NJ to celebrate the occasion
There's coming and going in the Irvin family.
Capt. Sam and John returned from sea duty in the
middle of April. Sam, III, is leaving next week
for duty as Chief Mate on the STELLA LYKES.
Elizabeth (Irvin) Quintero had her daughter and
her husband, Carol and Pat inning, with her for
a few days in early April. They were on their way
home to Silver Spring, MD from the Daytona motor-
cycle races. Elizabeth is recovering very well
from her surgery. She expects Elsie and '~Wody"
Woodruff from Dothan, AL to spend a weekend with
her very soon.
Ann and Alan Bentz came from Stonington, CT to
spend a week with Betty Bentz over Easter.
Charlie Hoe had two pleasant surprises in the
past months. Two of his former co-workers in the
Dredging Division stopped to see him. They were
Katy Hedricks and then Capt. Edward "Lucky"
Wilburn and his wife, Katherine.
Ruth and Bill Tillman had an enjoyable trip re-
cently. They went to New Orleans on business and
had three days there. From there to Florida,
where they stopped to see Adrien Bouche, Sr.,
"Pete" Budreau and her daughter were there so they
had a good visit. They spent a weekend with Betsy
and Truman Hoenke in uomosassa and then on to St.
Petersburg where they overnighted with Ethel
Cooper. The three of them visited Emily and
Howard Johnson the next day. On their way back
to NC, they stopped in Stone Mountain, Georgia for
Jean and Jack Dombrowsky went to Aiken, South
Carolina to attend the Panama Canal Society
luncheon as guests of Peggy Hutchinson. They
spent the weekend with her. Jim and Edna Million
spent a weekend with Jean and Jack on their way
to their summer home in St. Albans, VT.
Ruth Zelnick is in Australia for a month. She
went with Jean Bailey from Richmond, VA. What a
wonderful opportunity to see a "new" country with
someone who has lived and still has family there.
They plan to go to the Great Barrier Reef as well
as Sydney, Brisbane, etc. They will make a stop
in Hawaii on their way back.
The Everson brothers had a reunion at John's
home in Aiken, SC. Ruth and Louis went from Hen-
dersonville and Emo and Phyllis came from Sara-
Alice H. Roche
We have some mighty fine people here in the
Northwest that others like to read about, but,
without news from you, how are they to know you
are here? It's up to you to keep the Northwest
alive in the Record, so please send your news to
me or directly to Pat Beall, Record Editor, before
Noralee Shobe phoned to report on the August
6 (Saturday) Northwest Picnic Reunion. The date
is the same tho there's a location change. In-
stead of Bellingham, it will be at the same spot
in the Millersylvania State Park as in 1987. It
is located 12 miles south of Olympia, Washington,
off 1-5. For further information, send a long
self addressed stamped envelope to Jim Shobe, 1712
E. Illinois, Bellingham, WA, 98226. He will send
you directions, information on accommodations, etc.
Those who attended last year agreed the reunion
was very successful and a lot of fun. I plan to
be there this year and I hope to see you all
Ann Laura Johnson with John and Martha
(Johnson) Stephenson and children are having fun
in Disneyland. Afterwards, the three generations,
Ann Laura, her daughter, Martha, and Martha's dau-
ghter, Laura, and son, Eric are continuing on to
Texas and Arkansas to visit family and friends be-
fore returning to the Northwest.
Other travelers heading East are Glen and
Gladys Lasher who will be visiting family and
friends en route to Florida.
Jesse and Lucille Bunker are visiting their
daughter, Jackie Knowlton, and family in Califor-
Betty (Bradley) London attended the graduation
of her son, Rit, who now is a qualified licensed
Physicians Assistant. He will start his residency
in Kenya, Africa for 2 months, then return to the
Northwest to pack up his wife, Ellen, and two dau-
ghters for Rabat, Morocco.
My grandson, Ed Napoleon, graduated from the
University of Florida (Gainesville), with a degree
in Anthropology. He is now working for the State
of Florida at the St. Francis site, one of the
three major "digs" in St. Augustine, Florida.
This sumner, I will have the pleasure of my dau-
ghter Marcy, and grandson, Steve, and my sister,
Peggy, visit the Wood family here in the North-
west. Marcy and Steve will join her brother, Jim
Wood, and family for campouts, hikes, mountain
climbing, sailing and fun. I am looking forward
to their arrivals.
Remember, Saturday, August 6, 1988 at
Millersylvania State Park for the Northwest Picnic
Reunion for all former and present Isthmusians.
See you there.
Martha B. Wood
Sheila Mitten Stepp of Mobile, Susanne
Mitten Corrigan of Panama and Melissa
Corrigan Curtis (Susanne's daughter) of
Shreveport, united in San Diego with
their sister-aunt Christine Mitten Gib-
son, to surprise their mother-grand-
mother, Peggy Horter Sheridan, and to
celebrate her 70th birthday, February 5.
Joining them for a limousine trip to
Peggy's favorite restaurant for a dinner
celebration were Peggy's nieces, Jan
lufer and Kay Lundy, daughters of Joan
Pictured left to right: Peggy Sheri-
dan, Sue Corrigan, Sheila Stepp, Chris
Gibson, Jan lufer, Kay Lundy, and Mel-
issa (Lisa) Curtis.
PENSIONERS PAID Under the watchful eye
of 534th MP Pfc Kenneth Oglesby, hun-
dreds of Panamanian retirees wait at the
Curundu Elementary School, Ft. Clayton,
to cash their U.S. Government checks.
They had been unable to cash their
checks in Panama because of a severe
dollar shortage. (Photo by Sgt. Michael
The Tropic Times
March 21, 1988
Submitted by Mary Coffey
On March 24th, forty five members and guests
enjoyed a delicious luncheon buffet at the Ming
Yat restaurant in North Augusta, South Carolina.
Those present were: Lorna Shore, Hazel Kilbey and
her daughter, Charlotte Mullins, Sis York, A.W.
Jackson, Janes and Eletheer Catron, Jack and Jane
Steele, Frank and Fina Balinski, Virginia Smrt
and her daughter, Beverly Lard, Jack and Phyllis
Wbodzell, iHowrd and Evelyn Hilborn, Kay Pierce,
B.J. and Grace Hartley, Andy and Verna Kapinos and
Andy's brother, Frank, John Everson and his bro-
ther and sister-in-law, louis and Ruth Everson,
William and Bernice Hill, Melvin and Cony Menges,
Charles and Nora Green and daughter Virginia
Machak, 'Doc" and Ann Harley, DeWitt and Ethel
Tate, Kathleen Burkett, Bea Lee, Carl and Blanche
Browne, Peg Hutchison and her houseguests Jack and
Jean Dombrowsky, and Trudi Clontz.
Things in Aiken have been rather quiet except
for one day this Spring when we had a very short,
sharp earth shock. However, Billy and Bob Rowe
did not feel it. They were in California for
several weeks where they experienced the Los
Angeles version of an earthquake.
Visitors to Aiken during the Easter holidays
included lorna Shore's daughters, Diane LeBlanc,
Sandra Davis, and grandson, Adam Davis, all of
Florida. The Catron's enjoyed seeing their son,
Billy, and family, as well as daughter and son-in-
law, Penny and Joe Lotterhos, and granddaughter,
Karen, of Mississippi.
The Badonsky household was buzzing on Easter,
as daughter, Paula Leach, and family arrived from
Alabama, and son, leo, and wife, Gabby, came from
Georgia. Cabby had just recently returned from
a three week visit to Panama. Al Leach will be
transferring from the University of Alabama to
V.P.I. in Blacksburg, VA, so Paul and Leona will
have to head in a different direction to visit
them in the future.
The latter part of March, Blanche and Carl
Browne visited the Gundersons in Tallahassee, and
also spent a few days in Orange Blossom Gardens
with college friends of Carl's. They made a trip
to Myrtle Beach to see Carl's family when they
were vacationing there from Avon, New York.
Peg Hutchison, as usual, has been busy. She
"hosted" an Easter dinner at her home for Dorothy
and Harry Willenbrock, Evelyn and Howard Hilborn
and Trudi Clontz. Early in April, Peg and Trudi
went to a practice round of the Masters Golf Tour-
nament in Augusta to enjoy the beauty of the
course and watch the pros practice. The same week
they made a trip to Myrtle Beach to meet Peg's
brother-in-law, who was there on a golfing vaca-
tion. Jerry and Diane (Hutchison) Cox came in
from Charleston to join them.
The bus on which Trudi and Peg made a trip to
Newberry, South Carolina, came back with a most
unusual load in the baggage compartment gera-
niums, orchids, impatiens, and streptocarpus...the
trip was to a nursery which specializes in orchids
and house and ornamental plants. We were also
treated to an explanation on the propagation of
ferns and orchids which made us realize our thumbs
were not very "green".
Don Boland reports that his mother, Marge, is
now residing in a nursing home in the Lexington,
South Carolina area.
The next meeting of our group is scheduled to
be a "pot-luck" luncheon at the Seniors Clubhouse
in Crosland Park, Aiken on June 16, 1988.
The New Year started out great in Austin with
an arroz con polio dinner party held in the be-
ginning of January in honor of Mary and Earl
Mullins of Gamboa. Tom Pasamante (of Albrook) and
Betsy Higley make the best arroz con polio. The
Mullins were visiting their sons and daughter;
Jimmy with Karen (Newlon), Jamie and Kaycee,
Robert with Vernel and Matthew, Joey and Debbie
and Cathleen (Mullins) and her husband Jim
Andrews. Kevin Pope of Gamboa was there to help
the hostesses, Noreen Hanson and myself. Mary
treated us with stories of her childhood growing
up in Chile and then moving to Panama.
"Red' Jim Pattison surprised us with a visit
in April. Motorola flew Red out for an interview.
We hope to have another Zonian in Austin. I get
a call every now and then from Drew Waddell who
now lives in Hawaii. For those who know Drew, his
address is 1519 Uluhao Street, Kailua, Hawaii.
Joey and Debbie (Foster) Mullins are proud
parents of a baby boy, Andrew Joseph Mullins, born
on April 17, 1988. With lots of wavy hair and a
Mullins' nose, Andrew weighed in at 6 Ibs 1 oz.
Bridget (Dolan) and Brian Donovan were married
on March 18, 1988. Their ceremony was held on a
beautiful Spring day at the Zilker Park Clubhouse
which overlooks the City of Austin, Townlake and
the park area.
The entire Dolan family attended the wedding;
Ann and Joe Dolan (parents) and brothers, Paul and
Joe, who live in Austin. The rest of the family
attended from various parts of the country;
Katherine Dolan (Pearland, Texas), Mike and wife
Lorie (Houston), Eileen and husband Lynn Powell
(Conroe, Texas), Ginny and husband, Ron Perkins
(Miami Springs, Florida) and Suzanne Dolan
(Houston). Brian's family in attendance were his
mother Alyce Donovan of Gautier, Mississippi and
his brothers, Jim, of Dallas, and Matthew who
lives here in Austin.
The matron of honor was Sue (Purvis) Hughes
(Jenkintown, PA) and the best man was John
Ostrowski (Oxnard, CA).
Brian is a graduate of the University of Texas.
He is a manager with Hastings Records and Bridget
is a Sales Assistance at KTBC-TV. They will make
their home in Austin.
Other former Zonians in attendance were Robert
and Vernel Mullins, Robert and Maria Holland,
Noreen Hanson, Steve and Rebecca Byerley, Margaret
Smith, John and Nelba Sinmons, Betty (Purvis) and
(sick Wo1ll, Julie (LeBrun) Ryan, Bridget's Aunt
Lilian O'Hayer and Janice Newlon.
(512) 257-8514 or Elsie larson, (512) 257-4204.
They have offered to help in any way.
Annette Fields, the first of the Kerrville
Grandmothers to become a great grandmother, was
honored by a no-host luncheon organized by Marion
Wells. The "cake" made with cloth diapers and de-
corated with lace, pink rosebuds and dollar bills
was made by Honey Fealey. After a buffet lunch-
eon, games were played and prizes won by: Helen
Smith, Marilyn Carter, Olga Nordstron, Honey
Fealey and Kathi Lessiack. Others attending were:
Gigi Fleckenstein, Bea Rhyne Betty Marshall and
Verla Grier. Marion Wells read a poem she had
composed especially for the occasion.
Bridget and Brian Donovan
This weekend (April 23rd) a mini-reunion will
be held in Houston to celebrate Manuel Catzoela's
birthday (better known as Catz).
Not much else is new in Austin. If anyone in
this area would like for me to submit material for
the next issue, please feel free to write or con-
tact me at 1100 Robert E. Lee, #17, Austin, Texas.
I just checked with les Johnston, Chairman of
the Hill Country Zonians Christmas Party for the
past two years. To date, no one has come forth
to chair our next Christmas party, either in
Kerrville or elsewhere. The Kerrville Zonians
initiated and have hosted the Christmas parties
in this area for the past seven years. They are
tired and have exhausted their ideas, and feel it
is time for some "new blood" to take over. It was
hoped that someone in Austin, Dallas or San
Antonio would take over so that these get to-
gethers would continue. Last year we had appro-
ximately 150 guests. Everyone was in agreement
that it was a great party, a wonderful way to keep
in touch, and that it should continue, but.. .I
sincerely hope that it won't end like this. If
anyone is interested in having the Christmas
party, please get in touch with Les Johnston,
Annette Fields with her "cake. "
Dick Johnston, Les' and Miriel's son, has re-
cently attended a course in Marine Fire Control
at Texas A and M University. Upon completion of
the course, he came to Kerrville for a visit with
his parents before returning to his job in Gatun,
Marilyn and Wade Carter flew to Las Vegas to
celebrate their 31st Wedding Anniversary. They
were good tourists: saw the shows, played the
money games and made reservations to go back and
visit their money next year.
I a -Ai n
Mother-in-law, Leon Dedeaux and
Iris Hogan dropped a bowling ball on her foot
and broke a couple of toes, but that didn't slow
her down a bit. Her brother, Leon Dedeaux, his
wife, Claire, and Claire's mother were with Iris
for two weeks. Since this was the first time for
Claire's mother to be in Texas, a lot of time was
spent sight-seeing. Iris feels she could qualify
as a tour guide for this area. I agree whole-
heartedly. Shortly after the departure of Leon
and his family, Iris was off to Atlanta, via Am-
track, to meet her brother, Louis Dedeaux, and
wife, Barbara, who then drove her to their home
in Pensacola to attend the wedding of their son,
Talking about voices from the past. I had a
surprise phone call from Tonmy and Aline
Prestridge. Tommy retired from the Electrical
Division in 1979. Aline was a teacher in the An-
con Elementary School. They are well and happy
in their home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Another surprise call was from Evelyn Faulkner
who lives in Misenheimer, North Carolina. Evelyn
was the Medical Records Librarian at the Canal
Zone Mental Health Center at the time of her re-
tirement. She was on her way to Arizona. We
appreciated her taking the time to call and sorry
that there was no time for a visit. She reports
that all her family are grown and well, living
close to her in N.C.
It was a delightful surprise to receive a
letter from Margaret Hirsh Percy Lambert who lives
in West Virginia. Margaret and I started first
grade together and continued through high school.
She is a grandmother and a great grandmother. She
enjoys her retirement by taking cruises and trips.
I look forward to hearing more from Margaret about
Allan Mnsanto and his wife, Pat, of Iowa City,
Iowa drove to Kerrville for a visit with his cou-
sins Thirza (Robinson) Guttman of San Antonio and
the Rhynes. It was Allen's first visit with
Thirza since the late 30's and he hadn't seen Bea
since 1942. Bea was in her glory showing off the
Hill Country and getting re-acquainted with Allan
Elizabeth Sudron, San Antonio, Texas,
Allan Monsanto, Iowa City, Iowa, and
Thirza (Robinson) Guttnran, San Antonio.
Fay Stanford and a friend drove from their home
in Ft. Worth to Kerrville for a short visit before
heading for Galveston. It is always a pleasure
to see Fay. She has retired for the second tire
and is enjoying being able to travel about the
Kathy (Orr) Keenan and Marilyn Jackson,
Kathy (Orr) Keenan and her son, Cody, of
Houston were house guests of the Rhynes. While
they were here, they visited Kathy's former neigh-
bor, Laura Jackson, and her daughters, Trixie,
Myrna and Marilyn in Schertz, TX. It was a happy
reunion after 20 years and there was much catching
up to do. To add to the celebration of this re-
union was the recent wedding of Marilyn. Best
wishes to the happy couple.
Elizabeth Davidson was the guest on a local
talk show on St. Patrick's Day. Elizabeth spoke
of her Irish background and engaged in a brogue
dialog with the talk show host.
In the group picture of the Kerrville bowlers,
March Issue of the Record, I inadvertently identi-
fied Lou Smith and Helen Smith. My apologies to
We offer our condolences to the Ballou, Bishop,
Blades and Young families for the loss of their
loved ones. (See Obituaries)
A new kind of "Despedida del Trabajo" was cele-
brated on Friday, March 25, 1988 at the Ft. McNair
Officer's Club. This was Rosemary (Millett) Gil-
ead's big day! A retirement party given a-la-Pan-
ama style with oodles of Taboga pineapples all
over the place...on all the tables, and all of us
natives went wild with them by having our pictures
taken with a pineapple held high in hand. The real
truth? They were 'Doles' but the effect was ter-
Rosemary Queen for a Day, with Chin
Gonzalez and Vicki Johnson.
Attention all prospective retirees, announces
Mr. Jack Kromer! Be assured that if you are con-
cerned about a suitable despedida after your hon-
orable service, Rosemary Gilead will provide it.
Envision breezes wafting (I like that word) across
the Patomac on a balmy spring day as you enter the
Ft. McNair Officer's Mess. As your gueats enter
the ballroom, they are greeted by the rhythmic
music of Sonny Siexas (Colon side) Bamboo Lane
Boys. They mingle with a cosmopolitan group of
people; Officers and their colleagues and their
spouses, neighbors, Panamanians, Canal Zone brats,
and, of course..family. Sonny and Stella Boggs De
Marr cannot restrain themselves at the sound of
Tamborito and they draw in Rosemary with this
flirtatious dance...followed by the show-piece,
the Folklorica dressed in her pollera.
Back L-R: Kathleen Gilead, Enid (Vir-
ginia) Lee, Liz (Zent) Beall, Barbara
(Bonano) Sanders, Vicki (van't Veld)
Johnson, Harry Johnson, Jim van 't Veld.
Bottom L-R: Helen Ledgerwood, Chin Gon-
zalez, Rosemary (Millett) Gilead.
Your boss sings your praises and introduces
your family, and you respond. Then the Folklorico
dancers perform followed by a variety of music
which includes a mixer led around the hall by
Don't just stand there...retire! Rosemary does
Vickie (van't Veld) Johnson and hubby, Harvey,
entertained Rosemary and Canal Zone friends after
her big day. The evening party was at their home
in Falls Church, Va. Picture shows the group taken
in the Florida Room, also showing a big mola tap-
Brain McNamee did not expect to pull in behind
a Panama Canal Society member when having his car
tested for emissions. On seeing the sticker on
the car in front, he introduced himself to bow-tie
Jack Krcmer, who was also interested in clean air
in Maryland. Brian (BHS'59) is working on his
cross-country, and hopes to get his pilot's ticket
so he can fly to Tampa. Between shifts toward the
inspection station, the two compared notes on fly-
ing; Noriega; Tampa; and the University of Mary-
land. Well, the moral: flaunt your Panama Canal
Society placard you meet interesting people.
P.S. Jack, gracias for the news. You missed out on
a good Bajun conversation with Brian. He sure can
rattle it off.
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Miry Jane (Comley) and Jesse Lacklen.
A look of "Happiness!" as the Lacklans have fun
celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary, April
3, 1988 at her sister, Betty (Comley) Forgeson's
home in Tierra Verde, Florida. Also visiting was
Phyllis (Buechele) and mno Everson from Sarasota,
Florida. Looks like a carrot cake with a carrot
design for long life, good health. What, no money?
Best of luck to you both.
Stella Boggs De Marr
Time for another issue and this time I've
hardly any news to report!
Drmnond McNaughton called me while he was in
California for some training. Said he's really
enjoying Guam and was looking forward to his wife
and daughter joining him in April.
Alan Cheshire called just recently to say that
he and his family were getting ready to join his
sister and her family, in the Bahamas for a re-
laxing vacation. He's really enjoying living in
Lakeland where he is employed with MCI.
Evelyn (Barraza) Snider wrote to let us know
that she and Ton and family would be attending
this year's reunion.
Barbara (Betcher) Barkeim said that for her
14th wedding anniversary her husband gave her a
trip to Houston! Sometime this fall, she plans
to visit with Debbie (Boswell) and Phil Sanders.
Said she and the family may be moving into her in-
laws home which is right down the road from their
present place. The in-laws bought a new home.
Well, believe it or not, that's the news for
this issue! As I keep saying, SEND NEWS THIS IS
Bulota and Rob Belzer
BELZER BULOTA ENGAGEMENT
Suzi and Dick belzer announce the engagement of
their son, Rob, to Elizabeth A. Bulota. The wed-
ding is planned for October 22, 1988, in Chappaqua
Elizabeth is a fashion merchandising editor
with Harper's Bazaar in New York City.
Rob still does free-lance carpentry and contin-
ues taking college courses at night.
Elizabeth's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Bulota, of Littleton, Colorado.
ENGELKES CELEBRATE 70TH
The 70th anniversary of the marriage of Edith
Powell to George N. Engelke will be celebrated on
Married in the Panama Canal Zone, Mr. and Mrs.
Engelke lived there until their retirement.
Mrs. Engelke moved to the Canal Zone with her
family when she was only 12. Her father had worked
as an electrical engineer in the construction of
the Canal, which opened to traffic in August 1914.
Mr. Engelke went to Panama from Norfolk, Va.
and became an employee of the Panama Canal Com-
pany. He is one of the few Americans still living
who was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Medal for
work on the Canal.
The Engelkes moved to Bentonville, Ark., fol-
lowing their retirement in 1956.
They have two sons: John Engelke, who lives in
Massachusetts; and Paul Engelke, who lives in
The Engelkes attended church in Rogers for many
years, and Mrs. Engelke has been active in the
choir and the Episcopal Church Women's Group.
DAVID BERRY GOES TO GONZAGA U,
David Potts Berry, son of Robert and Hazel
(Griffith) Berry of Phoenix, Arizona, has been ac-
cepted at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington,
School of Law. David graduated from Arizona State
University in May 1986 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Political Science. He is presently work-
ing as a Legislative Aide in the office of Cong-
ressman Ron Marlinee of Montana.
David is the grandson of Martha Griffith.
RAMSEY GRADUATES AS JURIS DOCTOR
Steven Erwin Ramsey recently graduated with a
degree of Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell
College of Law. Following graduation, he was ad-
mitted to the Minnesota Bar. Steve is currently
Director of Pension Plans with The New England and
a professor at Lakewood Community College, St.
Steve is the son of Erwin F. (deceased) and
Dorothy Ramsey of Hugo, Minn., formerly of Margar-
ita, Canal Zone. Steve and his wife, Sonja, and
sons, Nickolas, Brett, and Adam, reside in Marine-
on-St. Croix, Minnesota.
Pauline Holmelin on her 92nd birthday
with daughter, Jean and Fred Kirk.
PAULINE HOLMELIN CELEBRATES 92ND
Pauline Holmelin celebrated her 92nd birthday
on February 27th. She was honored at a birthday
party given by her daughters, Jean Kirk, Muriel
Whitman and Frances Haile.
Pauline had a special surprise by two of her
granddaughters and a great-granddaughter who flew
in just for her birthday celebration; they were
Barbara Whitman Graf from Atlanta, Georgia, and
Gayle Holmelin Norris and her daughter, Courtney,
from Crosby, Texas.
Those enjoying the evening with Pauline were:
Jean and Fred Kirk; John and Muriel Whitman; Paul-
ine Arnold; Barbie Graf; Frances and David Haile;
Melissa Haile; Betty Haile; John and William
Arnold; Bill and Cleo Pickett, Dorothy Pate; Gayle
and Courtney Norris; James and Aida Bilodean.
CAPT. CORAL DABILL RECEIVES AWARD
Capt. Coral Dabill, US Army, daughter of LTC
Fern A. (Horine) Dabill, U.S.A.R. (Ret.), received
the Army Commendation Medal in February, 1988,
before leaving Beaumont Medical Center in El Paso,
Capt. Dabill finished a two-month Neuromuscular
Development Course in Phoenix, Arizona, before
leaving in mid-May for Landstuhl, Germany, for her
new hospital assigrnent. She, like her mother,
Fern, is a Physical Therapist.
Ernie and Dottie Yocum
THE YOCUM'S CELEBRATE 50TH.
A 50th Wedding Anniversary party for Ernie and
Dorothy Yocun was given by Dottie's two sisters,
Mrs. Rosalie Cook of Hampton, Virginia, and Vio-
lette Smith of Wadsworth, Ohio. A reception was
given at Great Oaks, Wadsworth.
The party was attended by over 150 guests,
nieces, nephews, and friends from North Carolina,
Florida and Virginia.
Ernie attended school in Lodi, Ohio, and Dottie
went to school in Wadsworth, Ohio. They were mar-
ried at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wadsworth on
June 12, 1938.
Ernie worked for the Commissary Division of the
Panama Canal Company, then at the Ft. Gulick Com-
missary as manager. Dottie first worked at Albrook
AFB, then as an agent cashier at the Coco Solo
Hospital. Both retired in June, 1976.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1988 REUNION AT THE
HYATT REGENCY TAMPA HOTEL
'rvo Tampa City Center
JUNE 29, 1988 WEDNESDAY
Registration, 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
JUNE 30, 1988 THURSDAY
Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament and Luncheon; Golf at 8:30 A.M.
Registration: 1:00 PM 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, Galleria "B"
Hospitality Suite Open: 1:00 PM 5:00 PM, Buccaneer Suite.
Vendors set up: 1:00 PM, Garrison Suite.
JULY 1, 1988 FRIDAY
Cash Continental Breakfast: 7_Qg AM 9:00 AM, Breeze's Lounge.
4Annual Business Meeting: 40,:00 At-(MEMBERS ONLY) Hyatt Regency
Registration: 8:30 AM 9:30 AM, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM 8
Vendors: 12:00 Noon 8:00 PM. Garrison Suite.
Area Reporter's Luncheon: 12:00 Noon 2:00 PM, Buccaneer Suite
Hospitality Suite: 9:00 AM 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM.
Cash Sandwich Sale: 11:00 AM 2:00 PM, Breeze's Lounge.
4Annual Panazonian Dance: 8:00 PM Midnight, Hyatt Regency Ball
JULY 2,1988 SATURDAY
Cash Continental Breakfast: 7:30 AM 9:30 AM, Breeze's Lounge.
Registration: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM.
Vendors: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM.
Hospitality Suite: 9:00 AM 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM.
4Banquet Luncheon: 11:30 AM, Hyatt Regency Ballroom.
Cash Sandwich Sale: 11:00 AM 2:00 PM, Breeze's Lounge.
Annual Ball: 8:00 PM 1:00 AM, Curtis Hixon Center.
JULY 3,1988 SUNDAY
Cash Continental Breakfast: 7:30 AM 9:00 AM, Breeze's Lounge.
Vendors: 9:00 AM 11:30 AM.
Check-out: 12:00 Noon.
1988 REUNION REGISTRATION
Co-Chairpersons Dorothy Pate and John Whitman
1. Pre-registration, Banquet/Luncheon, Annual Ball, and Chagres Invitational Golf Reservation forms will
be published in the March 1988 issue of the Canal Record.
2. Registration tables will be set up Thursday through Saturday in the Hyatt's Tampa Bay Galleria "A".
3. Registration will be set up for members and guests alphabetically.
4. Registration hours shown in the Schedule of Events is tentative. A final detail of Registration hours
will be published in the March 1988 issue of the Canal Record.
5. When you register, you will be issued your name tag and your PRE-PAID Society Banquet/Luncheon and
Annual Ball tickets.
6. TICKETS will be under the NAME OF THE MEMBER WHO ORDERS THE TICKETS.
7. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE BANQUET/LUNCHEN OR TO THE BALL.
8. Tickets not picked up prior to the Luncheon or Ball will be held at the entrance to the function.
NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.
9. GOLF TOURNAMENT tickets and Non-Society sponsored functions (Class Reunions, etc.) tickets should be
picked up from te Chairperson of the function.
10. Registration during the Annual Ball will be limited to only those members who have tickets to the
Ball and are permitted entrance into Curtis Hixon Convention Center.
11. All who plan to attend the Reunion must mail in a PRE-REGISTATION Form. This form (To be published
in the March '88 issue) will permit us to have the registration list and name tags made in advance.
1988 REUNION RESERVATIONS
No Tickets Will Be Sold At The Entrance To The
Annual Ball Or The Banquet Luncheon
1. Reservations will be accepted only from members in good standing who have paid their 1988 dues.
2. ALL reservation forms muse be submitted with a completed PRE-REGISTRATION Form.
3. Reservations must be in writing using the appropriate form, to be published in the March and June '88
issues of the Canal Record.
4. The new Hotel Reservation Form must be mailed to: Muriel Whitman, 5711 53rd Ave. N., St. Peters-
burg, Florida 33709.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS 1988 REUNION
HYATT REGENCY TAMPA The 1988 Reunion Headquarters Hotel, Tampa, Florida
TAMPA HILTON, HARBOR ISLAND, HOLIDAY INN,
SHERATON-GRAND HOTEL, HYATT WESTSHORE
1. Room reservations and deposits must be mailed directly to: Muriel Whitman, 5711 53rd Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, FLorida 33709, and checks made payable to the RENION C(ORDINATOR.
2. Reservations must be made by using the Hotel Reservation Form provided in this issue.
3. To guarantee your room reservation you must send one night's deposit OR your Credit Card Number.
Room rates for one night (one to four person occupancy) is as follows: Hyatt Regency $47.00; Tam
Iilton- $47.00; Iladav Inn $46.00; Harbour IslJand $49.00 (two person occupancy) plus $10.00 per
additional person; Sheraton-Grand $47.00; Hyatt Westshore $48.00.
Reservation cut-off date is June 1, 1988. Reservations will be accepted until the Society's room
blocks are filled. After the cut-off date, rooms will be on a space available basis and Reunion rates
cannot be guaranteed.
6. Hotel reservations will be confirmed in writing by the Hotels.
7. The Hyatt Regency Hotel will have free guest parking. Overflow parking for the Hyatt will be in the
city's Ft. Brooke Garage (Attached to the Hyatt by a covered concourse).
8. Other hotels will also provide free parking. The Harbour Island Hotel parking charges are $3.00 per
day (added to room bill).
9. Hotels will provide free Limo service to and from Tampa Airport. The Harbour Island Hotel provides
Limo service TO the Tampa Airport only.
10. Major credit cards may be used for payment of all hotel services.
11. The Hyatt Regency has rooms that can accommodate Handicapped Guests. If you require one of these
special rooms, please note your needs under the "Special Requests" section of the Reservation Form.
12. Transportation between the Tampa Airport and the Hyatt Regency Hotel is available through their own
shuttle bus system.
13. Hotel check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Chairman Harry Foster
1. The Curtis Hixon Convention Center is five-minutes walking time (3 to 4 blocks) between hotels 1-4 on
your Reservation Form. During the evening of the Annual Ball, the Society has arranged for Security
Guards to be positioned along the walkling route between hotels 1-4 for your convenience.
2. For those members who are unable to walk to the Curtis Hixon Center, the Society will have two shut-
tle busses operating between the hotels and Curtis Hixon Center.
3. To members arriving by air at the Tarpa Airport: Upon picking up your luggage in the baggage area,
you may use the Hotel's shuttle bus service to the Hyatt Regency. Those members staying at the Tanpa
Hilton or the Holiday Inn (old Ashley Plaza) should use the direct line telephone in the baggage area
and arrange for their hotel's shuttle-van for pick-up. This service to these hotels is free.
4. The return trip to the airport front these hotels should be arranged with the hotel's Bell Captain.
The Limo service has regularly scheduled trips.
VENDORS CANAL MEMORABILIA
Chairman Bill Wheeler
1. Vendors must submit a Vendor's Application Form with the Coordinator, 1988 Reunion.
2. Vendor's Application Forms may be obtained by requesting the form from Bill Wheeler, 12504 Wild
Turkey Lane, Bayonet Point, Florida, 34667.
3. A Vendor's Fee of $100.00 per vendor has been established by the Society's Ececutive Board.
4. Only twelve (12) vendors will be permitted to the 1988 Reunion due to the small area.
5. Approval of a Vendor's Application will be based on the fact that the items to be sold are related to
Panama Canal memorabilia. Approved applications will be issued on a first come first served basis.
6. Applications refused will be returned to the applicant and all fees returned.
7. The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. reserves the sole right to reproduce or use the official
Society emblem, therefore the use of the Society's emblem on items for sale by vendors is prohibited.
8. When an application is approved, an "Authorized Vendor's" card will be issued and must be displayed
on the table assigned to the vendor. Only Society members are authorized to sell.
9. Due to the limited space, only one table (approx. 2x6 ft.) will be assigned to each vendor. After the
cut-off date, June 5, 1988, additional tables may be assigned at no extra fee if space is available.
10. The Society will not be responsible for arranging storage of vendor's materials. Store rooms are not
available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
11. The deadline for receiving Vendor's Applications is June 5, 1988.
12. As this is a membership function attended by members only vendors are requested to keep this in
mind when establishing their mark-up on items for sale.
1988 REUNION ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1988
CHAGRES INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON
Co-Chairpersons Fred and Jane Huldtquist
The Ninth Annual Golf Tournament is still in the planning stages. Final details and reservation form
will be published in the March '88 issue of the Canal Record.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1988 10:00 A.M.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING OF THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
President Muriel Whitman
This is your Society we urge ALL members to attend and give your support and ideas to the member-
ship BE THERE for the election of Officers, Connittee Reports and Society business.
COME TO THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING!!
1. Only members in good standing (1988 dues paid) will be permitted to attend the Annual Business Meet-
2. Upon registering at the door, MEMBERS will be issued a Gift Lottery Ticket.
3. Before adjourning the Annual Business Meeting, there will be a drawing for several gifts donated by
the memorabilia vendors.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER, AND YOU MUST ATTEND THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING TO RECEIVE
YOUR GIFT LOTTERY TICKET.
MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1988 8:00 P.M.
THIRD ANNUAL PANAZONIAN DANCE
Chairman Carl Starke
1. The Society has planned this informal dance for members, to take place in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom
from 8:00 P.M. until Midnight. No reservations are necessary.
2. This is NOT a BYOB affair the Hyatt will have cash bars in the area. The Hyatt's restaurant will
remain open after the dance.
3. Live music will be provided by Charlie Cooper and his Latin Copra Band.
4. To comply with Safety Regulations of the Hotel, seating will be limited to 1,800 only. An entrance
fee may be charged and entrance to the dance limited to those with tickets only, at the discretion of
the Executive Board.
5. Andy Lim will present another Fashion Show entitled, "Carnaval En Panama".
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1988 11:30 A.M.
ANNUAL BANQUET LUNCHEON
Chairperson Betty Malone
TIME: Doors open at 11:30 AM. Luncheon will begin at 12:00 Noon.
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Ballroom.
TICKETS: Maximum tickets per mneber is ten (10). Ticket price not decermed-at ts d
SEATING: Will be assigned at round tables seating 10 persons eachr-.eating is limited to 1,000. -'
MENU: Fresh Fruit Cup, Beef Teriyaki with stir fried rice, Oriental vegetaab-les, Rolls,'Bua-er,
Apple Tart, Coffee or Tea.
DEADLINE: Cut-off date for sale of tickets is June 15, 1988 or the first 1,000 reservations, which
ever is first.
REFUNDS: Cancellation requests must be received by June 20, 1988 for your money refund.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1988 8:00 P.M.
ANNUAL SOCIETY BALL
Chairman Carl Starke
Curtis Hixon Convention Center, 600 Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida.
8:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
Price has not yet been determined. Tickets may be ordered in advance through the reser-
vation form printed in the March and June '88 Canal Records. Unsold tickets will be placed
on sale at the Hospitality Suite at a slightly higher price.
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE CURTIS HLXON CONVENTION CENTER.
Will be limited to six (6) per membership (member, spouse/comapmioniand four *4).guests.
They will be assigned on a first come-first served basis.(Only 3,000 reservations -ill be
accepted. No table assignments will be made. Only tables reserve i rt-btr~i union
cimiTE ee and Past Presidents.
Continuous live music by Tito Mouynes at the organ, and Charlie Cooper and his Latino "Cop-
Semi-formal No Shorts.
NO B.Y.O.B. BYOB is not permitted. Drinks must be purchased from the Curtis Hixon Cash-
Available at the Curtis Hixon Parking Deck (for a fee) or parking meter spaces in the area
which are free after 5:00 PM. We recommend walking to and from the hotels, if you are stay-
ing at one of the hotels 1-4 on the Reservation Form.(Just a 3-4 block walk 5 minutes).
The Society has arranged for SECURITY GUARDS to be positioned along the routes between the
hotels 1-4 (on Reservation Form) and the Curtis Hixon Center.
The cut-off for reservations will be the first 3,000 reservations, or June 10, 1988, which
ever is first. Any tickets remaining after June 10 will be placed on sale at the Hospital-
ity Suite at a slightly higher price per ticket.
Cancellation requests must be received by June 20, 1988 in order to have your money refun-
ded on the sale of Ball tickets.
GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM
June 30, 1988
Make check/money order Name (print)_
payable to RF. Huldtquist. Address
'paal toL.Iidtuit Address_____________________I
Mail to: R.F. Huldtquist City State Zip__
8447 140th Street N.
Seminole, FL 33542 Telephone:
Tel: 813-397-5846 GOLF & LUNCHEON PERSONS @ $30.00 TOTAL: $_
ND IINCIHEN GUESTS PEWlTHED) IHIS YEAR DUE 10 LIMITED SPACE
AGE GROUPS: (A) Up to 30 years (B) 31 to 45 years (C) 46 to 60 years (D) 61 to 65 years (E) 66 and
Please list names of foursome and age group you wish to play with, otherwise we will pair you as in
NAME AGE GROUP NAME AGE GROUP
Professional Amateur NOTE: You may list your handicap, but it will be used for pairing
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CHAGRES INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON
Thursday, June 30, 1988
Co-Chairpersons Fred and Jane Huldtquist
The Ninth Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd.,
The entrance fee will be $30.00 per person which includes the Green Fee, Shared Cart Fee, Morning Re-
freshments, Prizes and Luncheon. Again this year, we have had to eliminate guests due to the limited
seating capacity in the dining room.
The format of play will be the same as last year, i.e. Medal Play (Gross scores only by flights, and
Men's and Women's Champions of the field). You will still be able to play with the players of your choice
however, each player will be competing in his respective age group flight. Prizes will be awarded in each
flight based on the number of entrants in the flight.
We ask that all players arrive no later than 8:30 A.M. for check-in, and tee-off time will be at 9:00
A.M. sharp, with a shot-gun start. We will not accept late-comers who decide to play at the last minute.
Reservations wil be accepted through June 17, 1988, and no refunds made after that date. Make your reser-
vations early. The field will be limited to 120 players only, to speed up play.
You will furnish your own transportation to the course. Information concerning the tournament will be
posted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (Registration Area), the afternoon before the tournament, thereby pos-
sibly arranging transportation with fellow players.
If you require a receipt of entry fee, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your golf
registration form and check, otherwise consider yourself playing unless you hear from the committee. If
you have doubts about whether or not you are playing, please consult the Chagres Tournament bulletin
board in the Registration Area of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Submit your Registration Form and check payable to R.F. Huldtquist, and mail to R.F. Huldtquist, 8447
140th St. North, Seminole, FL 34646. Tel: (813) 397-5846.
DIRECTIONS TO LAKE SEMINOLE COUNTRY CLUB FROM HOTELS
Take 1-275 South over Howard Frankland Bridge towards St. Petersburg to Exit 15. Turn right and continue
straight on 74th. Avenue (Park Blvd.) until you reach Park Street, a busy intersection with a tall condo-
minium complex on your left. Turn left for block on Park Street, then turn right on Augusta Blvd. and
follow to Clubhouse. Reverse directions for return. In early AM allow 45-60 minutes travel time.
NOTE: Professional Panama Canal golfers are welcome, however are ineligible for prizes inasmuch as this
is an amateur tournament. Please so designate on the Registration Form.
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Important: Even if you do not reserve in advance be
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Then just bring this card to the Avis counter when you pick
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Hereby Apply For:
]E New Membership
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
Post Office Box 1508
Palm Harbor, Florida 34682
ILt Fit N e (If D ) M n
Last First Nickname (If Desired) Maiden Name
Spousel I I I I I I
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Nickname (If Desired)
Mailing Address (Street and/or Box No.)
III I I City or County I
City or County
School Attended and Class Year:
CZ/PC Affiliation: (Mark X in appropriate box MEMBER SPOUSE
and IF RETIRED, PLEASE INDICATE YEAR) (X) Ret/Year (X) Ret/Year
Em ployee CZ/PC ...................................
Employee Military/Civilian ............................ .
Employee Contractor (US Government Only) ............ -
Employee Shipping .................................
Dependent of Employee (See Next Line) ...................
Parents Name and CZ/PC Affiliation ..................................................
D RENEWAL: $15.00 Annually (Jan. 1 Dec. 31) per family, including children under 18 years of age. ($10.00 of this
amount is for subscription to the Canal Record for the year. A DELINQUENT FEE of $2.00 will be imposed on dues not
post-marked by Jan. 31 of year due and received by Dec. 31 of same calendar year. NOTICES WILL NOT BE SENT OR
E] NEW MEMBERSHIP: $15.00 Annually per family, including children under 18 years of age. Half-year
membership for joining late in year (July 1 Dec. 31) for $7.50.
I RE-INSTATEMENT: $15.00 shall be required of those who re-apply for membership during the calendar year
immediately following the calendar year in which they dropped membership. Total Fee: $30.00 ($15/Previous
Year + $15/Current Year.
Amount Enclosed $ Check M.O. Cash
NOTE: IF CHECK IS NOT MADE ON U.S. BANK, MAKE PAYMENT BY MONEY ORDER
Phone, I I IIII
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SOCIETY PLATE & DECAL
Society Tag, $4.00
Society Decal, $1.50
Please Mail to:
Qty. Tags wanted
Qty. Decals wanted
Total Enclosed $
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 1508
Palm Harbor, Florida 34682-1508
This form is designed to minimize mistakes regarding Hotel Reservations for the 1988 Reunion. Fill out
this form in its entirety. Any deletions of information may delay your reservation.
Reservations must be made in the name of the person responsible (Member). List the names of all people
who will be occupying the room.
Only members' reservations will be accepted one (1) reservation, and one (1) room per membership at
the Panama Canal Society of Florida rate.
5711 53rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709
HOICE List preference from 1 6.
Hyatt Regency Tampa (F-502) (Sold out) $47.00
2. XX Tampa Hilton (Sold out)
3. Harbour Island Hotel
4. Holiday Inn (old Ashl
5. Sheraton-Grand Hotel
6. Hyatt Westshore
$49.00 additional $10 charge for
$46.00 each additional person.
TYPE ROOM REQUESTED
Suite 1 BR
Suite 2 BR
Please guarantee my reservations by the following:
One night's deposit $ enclosed. AMEX VISA MasterCard
. Card Number
All reservations must be received by June 1, 1988. Reservations received after this
date cannot be guaranteed the reduced convention rate.
5711 53rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL. 33709
NAMES OF ALL OCCUPANTS:
Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion
June 30 July 2, 1988
HOTEL RESERVATION FORM
By providing us with the informa-
tion on the Pre-registration form,
you will allow us to prepare our reg-
istration lists and your name tag(s)
in advance, thus saving you time
upon registration. If you wish you
may include nickname or maiden
name for your name tag. Please
write out first and last name DO
NOT USE INITIALS (i.e. Mr. and
Mrs. J.B. Doe).
Important: At registration time all
the tickets for all persons listed on
the Pre-Registration form will be fil-
ed under the member's name and
State of residence of the member
Tickets and name tags will be filed
alphabetically according to the first
letter of the members/guest last
TICKET ORDER FOR MORE
THAN THE MEMBER'S LIMIT
OF 6 Ball or 8 Luncheon will NOT
BE ACCEPTED and will be return-
ed to the sender.
DEADLINE for ticket orders is
JUNE 1, 1988
Late comers may pick up their
tickets at the entrance to the
Luncheon or Ball.
If you want to sit with/near someone
at the LUNCHEON, please write
the member's name on reverse of
Luncheon Form. Seating will be
contingent upon the other member's
timely submission of their form.
MAIL the entire form above (with
check/money order if applicable) to:
Canal Society of Florida, Inc., P.O.
Box 1508, Palm Harbor, FL 34682.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Panama Canal Society of Florida.
JUNE 29, 1988- WEDNESDAY
Registration 6:00 P.M.
to 9:00 P.M.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE 1988 REUNION, PLEASE FILL IN AND
MAIL A PRE-REGISTRATION FORM. COMPLETE THE BALL AND
LUNCHEON FORMS IF THEY APPLY TO YOU.
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For Office Date/Post Fee Rec'd Dues Paid Lunch Ball
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
S1. Member's Name (Please Print)
List name of each additional person in member's group.
Name (Please print) Residence, State/Country
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ANNUAL BALL AND PANAZONIAN DANCE ORDER FORM
Tickets are $8 per person. Limit of 6 per member. Only 6 tickets will be issued
from this form.
Please reserve tickets for Persons.
Total amount enclosed for Ball Tickets: $
Panazonian Dance tickets are $3.00 per person. Issued to members only.
LIMITED TO 1800 CAPACITY.
Please reserve tickets for Persons.
Total enclosed for Panazonian Dance tickets: $
Print your name and residence below:
1. (Member) Residence
ITickets are $10.00 per person if purchased at the Hotel (Hospitality Suite).
-I Do Not Detach
BANQUET LUNCHEON TICKET ORDER FORM
Tickets are $14.50 per person.
Please reserve tickets for personss. Limited to 8 tickets.
Total amount enclosed for Luncheon: $
List below names of all persons in your group, limited to 8 persons.
1. Member 5.
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CALL NOW AND
Delta Air Lines in cooperation with the Panama Canal Society is offering a special rates which afford a 5% bonus
off Delta's published round trip fares, within the United States and San Juan providing all rules and conditions of
the airfares are met. All you have to do is call this number 1-800-241-6760, for your reservations 8:00 a.m. 8:00
p.m., Eastern Time Daily.
File Number J0316
This special discount is available
ONLY through this number.
If special fares don't coincide with your travel dates, a 40% discount off Delta's unrestricted round trip coach rates
will be offered. (Canadian originating attendees will receive a 35% savings). Seven days advance reservations and
ticketing will be required.
*Certain restrictions may apply. Markets may vary.
TAKE THEIR GREAT FARES
TO OUR GREAT REUNION
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY REUNION
TAMPA FLORIDA 1988
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Robert and Rachel Mmchbach
ROBERT AND RACHEL MUNCHBACH GRADS
Robert and Rachel Munchbach, formerly of Gamboa
and Corozal, Panama, Will graduate from Rocklege
High School, Rocklege, Florida, on June 2, 1988.
An Honor Graduate, Rachel will address her Class
of '88 as Salutatorian.
While at Rocklege High School both Robert and
Rachel were elected to the National Honor Society,
Beta Club an academic service organization, and
Mu Alpha Theta an honorary mathematics organi-
zation. Rachel was active in the Band, school
musicals, tennis and track. Rob was a 2-year cap-
tain of the swim team and played baseball, soccer
Rachel will attend Jacksonville University in
Jacksonville, Florida, on a full tuition scholar-
ship. Rob will attend the Federal Maritime Academy
at Kings Point.
Proud parents are Bob and Pat Munchbach. Bob is
chief engineer of the tug Parfitt.
identifying and benchmarking successful Solution
Vender firms, Kathryn has provided myriads of an-
nual reports, SEC submissions (10K/10Q), and D and
B writeups. Some of the material comes from Kath-
ryn's files, much of it from her computer network
and the SECD material is obtained from contract
sources. She responds to each and every request on
less than 24 hour turnaround, even when the mate-
rial has to be generated externally, and this res-
ponce has enabled us to sift through and choose
our industry benchmarks in a very orderly manner
and rapid timeframe.
Over the past year, Kathryn has been a person
who willingly goes above and beyond expectations
to deliver to the customer. As a direct result of
her quality support many organizations and QITs
have been saved many hours of research time, and
had the opportunity to work with a delightful per-
son who exhibits a very willing, ready and coop-
Kathryn is the daughter of Gretchen and Bill
Warren of New Port Richey, Florida, Canal Zone re-
tirees. She is a 1967 BHS graduate; obtained a
bachelor's degree in English at LSU, New Orleans,
and a master's in Library Science from Pratt Inst-
itute in Brooklyn, NY. She has been with Xerox in
the "Silicone Valley" for three years. Her husband
Jim Lewark, is a Photography Technologist with a
printing firm in San Francisco.
GEORGE W, GOETHALS MEDAL AWARDED
The George W. Goethals Medal has been awarded
to LSU microbiologist Dr. Ralph Portier for the
development of hazardous waste-eating microbes.
Presented by the Society of American Military En-
gineers, the medal was established to perpetuate
the memory of the distinguished military engineer
builderof the Panama Canal. The medal is offered
annually to "an engineer in civil or military
practice for the most eminent and notable contri-
bution in the fields of engineering, particularly
in design, construction and methods." It was first
presented in 1956.
KATHRYN WARREN LEWARK -
RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER
As Librarian in Sunnyvale's Information Center,
Kathryn Lewark has provided outstanding support to
the DSBU/SBO target market and strategy develop-
ment efforts all year. Most recently, she has been
a critical contributor to the Business Model/Func-
tional Plan QIT. In this effort, which entails
Goethal Medal winner, Dr. Ralph Poiter,
of LSU, at a hazardous waste site that
is being cleaned up by his bacteria.
Dr. Portier has used his microbes successfully
in cleanup efforts at a Louisiana superfund hazar-
dous waste site and several highly contaminated
U.S. groundwater sites. He also has developed a
number of immobilized microbe systems to detoxify
industrial waste streams. He is the first Louisi-
anian to win the award.
CATHY CIEPIELA TO STUDY IN USSR
Cathy Ciepiela, daughter of Bob and Carolyn
Ciepiela of Richardson, Texas, former residents of
the Canal Zone, recently received a Fulbright
Scholarship for study in the Soviet Union.
Cathy graduated from Balboa High School in 1979
as the first and only Presidential Scholar from
the Canal Zone. In 1983 she graduated sunma cum
laude from Amherst College, Mass. with a major in
Russian Studies and Literary Theory, and has con-
tinued her studies at Yale University under an
Andrew Mellon Fellowship. She has taught Russian
language classes at Yale as part of her graduate
work, and her goal is to become a professor of
Slavic languages and literatures.
Cathy is also the recipient of an International
Research Exchange grant and will combine it with
the Fulbright award to do research in the Soviet
Union for her PhD dissertation on the poetry of
Marina Tsveteyava, a Russian female poet of the
early 20th century whose works have recently be-
come known and translated in the West.
Celia Ciepiela, also a Balboa High School grad-
uate, and a 1984 graduate of Williams College,
Mass., is currently pursuing a graduate program in
International Policy Analysis and Management at
Columbia's School of International and Public Af-
fairs in New York City.
Another sister, Marie, a 1979 Curundu Junior
High graduate and 1987 honors graduate of Harvard
University, is currently a paralegal/administrator
for a law firm in Boston.
Celia and Marie both hold Canal Zone swimming
records dating back to their years on the Curundu
Jr. High School and Balboa High School swim teams.
JESSICA MATHENEY CELEBRATES 95TH
Jessica A. Matheney celebrated her ninety-fifth
(95) birthday at the Pasadena Golf and Country
Club on April 26. There were 70 friends and rela-
Jesse was surrounded with four generations of
her family. They were as follows: son Bob Matheney
of Sun City, Arizona; son Angus and his wife
Martha, St. Petersburg, Florida; grandson Grover
Matheney and his wife, Freddieann and their child-
ren, Jesse's great-grandchildren, Tamara, Alan and
Audra Anyse, Panama; Ellen Matheney Major, Panama;
sister, Pauline Pender (98), St. Petersburg, Flor-
ida; Carl Brown and his wife Blanche Adler, Colum-
bia, South Carolina.
Cocktails were served from 4:30 6:00 p.m. and
a delicious buffet dinner with all the trimmings
was enjoyed by all.
Bob Matheney gave the toast and everyone sang
"Happy Birthday" to Jessie. Jessie invited every-
one to return for her 100th birthday.
It was a very memorable and happy occasion and
one that Jessie will never forget.
Family members planned to spend a few days with
Jessie before returning to their homes.
KALEN KOSIK WINS DIAPER DERBY!
Kalen Kosik, son of
Kyle and Carol (Sullivan)
Kosik took first place in
the Parisian Diaper Derby
on January 30, 1988. (A
diaper derby is a crawl-
ing race between babies
of the same age group i
Kalen was in the 10-12
month group. He turned to
one years of age on Feb-
ruary 9, 1988).
Kalen won a trophy and a n K i n
a $25.00 gift certificate
to Parisians at the Wire- Kyle and Carole
eMal (Sullivan) Kosik,
grass Commons Mall in Sullivan Kosik,
Dothan, Alabama. There to
help mommy and daddy cheer their little track star
on to victory were grandma and grandpa Sullivan;
aunt Lynn Maclaren; nana Dora Kridle; aunt Lois
Tha ns; and cousins Lynn and Jamie (daughters of
Debbie (Thmas) Smith.
Lisa Anne Bruno and Kenneth Brian Kennon
BRUNO KENNON ENGAGEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Bruno, little Silver,
New Jersey, announce the engagement of their dau-
ghter, Lisa Anne, to Kenneth Brian Kennron. He is
the son of Mr. amd Mrs. William S. Kennon, Plant
city, Fla., formerly of the Panama Canal Zone.
The bride-elect, a 1979 graduate of Redbank Re-
gional High in New Jersey, received a Bachelor of
Science in Nursing in 1984 from Trenton State Col-
lege, School of Nursing, Trenton, N.J. She is a
registered nurse at the Winter Haven Hospital for
Women, Winter Haven, Fla.
The groom attended schools in the Canal Zone,
and is a 1974 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School
in Sedalia, Mo. He received an Associate of Arts
in 1976 from State Fair Community College at Sed-
alia, and a Bachelor's degree in Science from Cen-
tral Missouri State University, Warrensburgh, Mo.
He is presently doing practice teaching at Haines
City High School, Haines City, Fla.
A June 26 wedding is planned at Christie's in
Wanamassa, New Jersey.
LEVES' CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Yane and Helen (Van Clief) Leves of Tanpa, Fla.
were honored on the occasion of their Golden Wed-
ding Anniversary. They were married March 12, 1938
at the Balboa Union Church, Canal Zone.
The overwhelming surprise came when their two
sons, grandson and wife came from afar, to cele-
brate their fifty years together.
Dinner at the Red Lobster Inn was hosted by
their sons, Charles E. Leves, who came up from
Panama, R.P., and Frank R. Leves, who came over
from San Diego, California, and Emma E. Brown of
Tanpa, Fla. (Helen's sister).
Yane and Helen (Van Clief) Leves.
Leves family, (clockwise): Frank R.
Leves, son; Laura Kosik, Helen's grand-
niece; Erma E. Brown, Helen's sister;
Gene Levis, grandson; Charles E. Levis,
son; Helen and Yane Leves.
Also attending this wonderfully memorable event
were Laura Kosik, grandniece of Helen; Gene Leves,
newlywed grandson of the happy couple; Gene's
bride, Tanmy; and Gene's aunt, Sarah Livingston
Yane Levis retired from the Locks Division in
1970, after being employed by the U.S. Government
in the Panama Canal Zone for 36 years.
Regina LaGallo and Jerry Coffin
COFFIN LAGALLO ENGAGEMENT
Jerry Coffin (CHS'73), son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.
Coffin, Jr., of York, Pennsylvania (formerly of
Gatun, Canal Zone), has become engaged to Regina
LaGallo of Besonhurst, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jerry is a New York City firefighter, assigned
to Ladder 131 in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Regina is a securities supervisor with the Bank
of Tokyo on Wall Street.
The couple plan a December 1988 wedding and a
honeymoon in Aruba and Panama.
GEORGE TULLY NOMINATED TO
REPUB, SENATORIAL INNER CIRCLE
January 19, 1988
Dear Mr. Tully:
I am delighted to be able to inform you that
at the last membership meeting of the Republican
Senatorial Inner Circle, your name was placed in
nomination by Senator Strom Thurmond and you were
accepted for membership.
Among those who have joined the Inner Circle
are Bob Hope, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Shultz
Mario Andretti and Wayne Newton. Not all our mem-
bers are this well known. But every one of them
has demonstrated a commitment to Republicanism
that goes beyond mere lip service...
...I know you will enjoy meeting your fellow
members at Inner Circle get-togethers in Washing-
ton and around the country. I hope to see you in
Washington, D.C. at our March meeting.
(Signed) Senator John Tower
Dear Mr. Tully:
On behalf of my former colleagues in the United
States Senate, it is my privilege to invite you to
accept membership in the Republican Senatorial
Inner Circle and join President Reagan for dinner
on March 15th...
...You will also participate in something con-
sidered unique to the Inner Circle. On March 14,
you'll be joining a Republican Senator, Cabinet
member or Administration official for a small,
intimate dinner at a private home, historical site
or an internationally acclaimed restaurant or
...Leaders such as Secretary of the Treasury
James Baker, Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci,
Secretary of State George Shultz and Senator Pete
Domenici are among the speakers who have been in-
vited to brief the Inner Circle in person...
...Thank you in advance for your extraordinary
commitment to the ideals we share for our nation.
I hope to see you in March at our Inner Circle
Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Edwerd C. Stroop III and Lisa Maeri
STROOP TRAVIS ENGAGEMENT
Bud and Lilia Stroop of Ocala, Florida, are
pleased to announce the engagement of their son,
Edward C. Stroop III to Lesa Maeri Travis of Vidor
Edward is a graduate of Cristobal High School,
Class of 1976, and a graduate of the University of
Florida, College of Architecture. He is currently
employed with Bruce, Short, Brooks Architects in
Lesa is a graduate of Texas A&M University,
College of Architecture and is currently employed
with HWC Engineering in Clearwater, Florida.
A May wedding in Texas is planned.
and Margaurite Jongebreur.
Kevin Ham~nnd and Margaurite Jongebreur were
united in marriage December 26, 1987, in Clear-
Margaurite is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Jongebreur of Delaware. Kevin is the son of
Patricia (Daly) Hamiond of Clearwater, Fl.
Paternal grandparents are Kenneth and Alice
Daly of Titusville, Fl., and Sherm and Catherine
Hamnond of Clearwater, Fl.
Kevin is a Sonar Technician in the U.S. Navy,
stationed in San Diego, California. Margaurite ia
a legal secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brent Litton, Jr.
Sandra E. Johnson and Douglas Brent Litton, Jr.
both of Pensacola, Florida, were married July 25,
1987, at East Brent Baptist Church. A reception
followed in the church family life center.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. War-
ren L. Williams, Cantonment, Florida, and the
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Litton
Sr., of Pensacola.
Maid of honor was Ginger Brown. Best man was
Greg Litton, brother of the groom. Bridesmaids
were Donna Litton, sister of the groom; Krista
Pelensky and Lydia Pelensky, nieces of the bride,
both of Crofton, Md.
Groomsmen were James Clark and Larry Trehern,
brother-in-law of the bride and Kevin Orchard.
Ring bearers were Les Trehern and Chris Trehern,
nephews of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Woodham High School
and attended Pensacola Junior College. She is a
closing assistant at Smith, Sauer and Walker, P.A.
The groom resided in Coco Solo with his family
before moving to Pensacola, Fl., where he gradu-
ated from Woodham High School and attended Pensa-
cola Junior College. He is employed with Electric-
al Workers Local 676.
After a wedding trip to the Florida Keys, the
couple will live in Pensacola. (At the time of
this publication, Sandy and Brent have moved to
Mobile, Ala., where Brent is affiliated with Mast-
ers Insulation Company).
Kinberly Phillips and Paul Parks.
Just a friendly letter from the Parks' in Pan-
ama. Paul and I got married on January 3, 1988 by
Rev. Walter Reitz. He's performed many ceremonies
Anne and Charlie Parks came down to see it. We
had a wonderful visit with them. Bryan Chevalier
came for Christmas with Al and Lynn Saarinen.
On my side of the family, Eric and Nathaniel
Jackson came down from Michigan for a few weeks.
I'd also like to congratulate my grandparents,
Noble and Marion Phillips on their 50th wedding
anniversary. They celebrated on January 8 in Flo-
rida and Sue, Doug and Richard flew up to attend.
I wish them many happy years ahead.
Well, we're all fine and happy as clowns. See
everyone in Tampa!
Kimberly (Phillips) Parks
Panama Canal Area
The marriage of Kimnnn Forest to Dan-
iel Christopher Coffey took place at the
Sacred Heart Chapel, Ancon, Panama, on
February 20, 1988. KitrAnn is the daugh-
ter of Robert Forest of Baraga, Michigan
and the late June Forest. Danny is the
son of John and Mary (Morland) Coffey of
Corozal, Panama, and the grandson of
Mary (Melendez) Coffey and Virginia
(Woodhull) Morland, both of whom reside
Pictured L-R, standing: Groomsmen
Patrick Coffey of Dallas, Texas, and
Michael Coffey of Tallahassee, Florida,
brothers of the groom; Best Man Bill
Dodd of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Danny and
KinAnn; Matron of Honor Tarmy Sholander
of Ft. Pierce. Fla.; Bridesmaids Shawn
Coffey of Tallahassee and Karen Strom-
berg of La Boca, Panara. Kneeling, L-R:
Ushers David Corrigan and John Blenner-
hassett, cousins of the groom.
Bonnie Hubbard of Little Valley, New York and
Joseph Johnstone were united in marriage on July
11, 1987. The groom is the son of retired Panama
Canal Pilot, Captain Henry K. Johnstone and Evelyn
Johnstone of Bricktown, New Jersey. He was born in
the Republic of Panama, reared in the Canal Zone
and attended Canal Zone schools until his father's
retirement in 1976.
The formal wedding took place at Zion Covenant
Church in Jamestown, New York. The bride's atten-
dants were sisters of the groom Kathie (Johnstone)
Whitten and Eileen (Johnstone) Legg. Their child-
ren, Elizabeth and (Carlie were flower girl and
ring bearer. Kathie's son, Matthew was the video
photographer making an excellent record of the
family reunion for this wonderful day.
Among the 100 guests were families of the
couple, and Kay and Roger Howe of Titusville, Fla.
L-R: Eileen Johnstone Legg, Evelyn John-
stone, Charlie Legg, Bonnie Johnstone,
Joe Johnstone, Kathie Johnstone Mhittier
and Capt. Henry Johnstone.
and Anita Schwartzman of St. Petersburg, Florida.
After a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, the
couple resides at 26 Jigsaw Place, Winchester,
Virginia, where Joe is a Systems Manager for the
Shenendoah Valley Press.
Vivian and Jeff Fryer were married on
Valentine's Day, February 14, 1988
Vivian Harris and Jeffrey Fryer were married on
Valentine's Day (February 14, 1988) at the Elmira
Open Bible Church, Elmira, Oregon.
They will make their home in Junction City.
Jeff is the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. R.A.
Fryer. He graduated from Cristobal High School in
Evan Matthew and Ethan Michael Baglien
Julie J. Baglien and her husband, Dr. Gary A.
Dawson, are the proud parents of Ethan Michael,
their second son. Ethan was born on November 23,
1987, and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. He joins 2-year-
old brother Evan Matthew.
The maternal grandparents are Bernice and David
Baglien of Toccoa, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mullins (Mary Mallia) an-
nounce the birth of their tenth grandchild, Andrew
Joseph Mullins who was born April 18, 1988 in
Austin, Texas. Andrew is the son of Joseph and
Debbie (Foster) Mullins.
The maternal grandparents are Bob and Joan Fos-
ter of Tucson, Arizona.
Earl and Mary now have five grandsons and five
Mr. amd Mrs. Thomas
Lee Tough (Sherry) Biss-
ell) would like to an-
nounce the birth of their
second daughter, Kimber
Lee, born February 8,
1988 in Winter Park, Fl.
She joins her older sis-
ter, Tierney Lee, age 5.
are Steve Bissell of i a1
Ocala, Fl., and the late
Paternal grandparents Tierney Lee Tough
are Mr. and Mrs. Sid (5) and Kinber Lee
Tough of Hialeah, FL. Tough (2 wks)
George J. and Suzanne
(Brigman) Bender and Lt.
Col. and Mrs. Jeffrey H.
Thomason, USA (ret.) are
proud to announce the
birth of their first
grandchild, Katie Eliz-
abeth, to daughter Deb-
orah Anne and Kevin Marc
Pinson of Atlanta, Ga.
Katie Elizabeth was
born February 13, 1988
and weighed 6 lbs. 9oz.,
and was 19 inches long.
Also sharing the hon- Katie Elizabeth
ors as first-time grand- Pinson
parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Jinny Warren Pinson of Loganville, Georgia.
Celebrating the arrival of their first great-
grandchild are Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brigman, Sr.,
of Tanpa, Florida, and very proud great uncle and
aunt are Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brigman, Jr., of
- lk Paul and Darlene Mor-
ton happily announce the
birth of their first
child, a son, Paul John,
Jr. P.J. was born in the
Community Hospital in
Round Rock, Texas, on
February 7, 1988.
j Maternal grandparents
S i are Sophia and Donald
SHerman of Toledo, Ohio.
Paternal grandparents are
Paul John Morton Jack and JoAnn (Harte)
Jr. Morton of Austin, Texas.
William and Laura
(Hanson) Breaden are
proud to announce the
birth of their second
child, Christina Lynn
Breaden on March 24,
1988. Christina weighed
8 Ibs. 13 oz. and was 20
Christina is welcomed
by her proud sister,
Ananda, who is 2 years
are Roland and Lucille
Hanson who are currently
residing in Manila.
Paternal grandparents are
of Gretna, Louisiana.
Herb and Eve Breaden
Kenny and Page Maisano Morris, Jr., of New Or-
leans announce the birth of their first child,
Kenneth Lee Morris III, April 7, 1988 at Southern
Baptist Hospital. On hand for the occasion were
Kenny's mother, Diane Marie Vestal Morris, who
made a special trip to New Orleans from Panama,
and Page's parents, Gloria Sigl Maisano and Dr.
Joseph V. Maisano. Kenny's father, Kenneth L.
Morris, Sr., will be traveling from Panama to New
Orleans in late April to meet his grandson, the
first grandchild on either side of the family.
Page expects to return to work shortly for her
mother, a registered dietician.
Mark and Daun (Wlarry)
Forbis of Fayetteville,
Arkansas, are the proud
parents of their first
child, Stepen Alan, who
arrived October 3, 1987.
Jim and Carolyn Forbis of
Hernando Beach, Florida;
Dick and Bonnie Wharry of
Arraijan, Republic of
Panama, and Wilma Forbis
of Fayetteville, Ark.
Stepen Alan Forbis
Mark and Kim (Edwards)
Stephens of Hampton, Ga.
announce the birth of
their second child, a
son, Joshua Mark, born
December 8, 1987 at Geo-
gia Baptist Medical Cen-
ter in Atlanta, Ga. Josh
was 202 inches long and
weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz.
Josh joins his sister
Ashley, 3, who shares
Ashley and Joshua
Maternal grandparents are John and Gail Edwards
of Hampton, Ga. Paternal grandparents are James
and Margaret Stephens, also of Hampton, Ga.
James and Lisa Muse of Winter Haven, Florida,
are proud and happy to announce the birth of their
first child, a son, Seth Ian Muse, born March 23,
The paternal grandparents are Robert and Shir-
ley (Million) Muse of Winter Park, Fl.
The proud paternal great-grandparents are Har-
old Jim and Edna (Smith) Million of Sarasota, Fl.
Seth is their second great-grandson.
Rolie Mans with
Cristian Paul (7),
Andrea Maria (4),
and Sebastian Rud-
olf (8 mo.)
Rolie and Marie Mans
became the proud parents
of their third child. His
name is Sebastian Rudolf
and he weighed 9 Ibs. 7
oz. at birth. He joins
Cristian Paul (7) and
Andrea Maria (4). The God
parents are Terry Smith
Autry, daughter of Doug
and Anita Smith of Deland
and Mike Autry.
Rolie and family live
in DeLand, Florida, where
he runs an insurance
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. (Budd) Bliss, Jr. of
Canpbell, Ca. proudly announce the birth of their
second great-grandchild, Benjamin David Welch,
born April 13, 1988, to their granddaughter, Beth
Ann (Bliss) and her husband, Terry Welch of Sara-
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ger-
ald D. (Jerry) Bliss III of Harrogate, Yorkshire,
England. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs
Jerry Welch of Antwerp, Belgium.
Benjamin joins a brother, Taylor James Welch,
who is 20 months old.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
Spurlock are very happy
to announce the arrival
of their eighth grand-
child, second granddau-
ghter, Ashley Elizabeth
Dear-Holcroft on Septem-
ber 27, 1987 at Gorgas
Hospital, R.P. through
the courtesy of their
daughter, Sheila Ann Hol-
croft. Maj-Britt was in
Panama for 2 months for
the big event.
Photo was taken at the
Spurlock residence in
North Port, FL., while
Sheila and Ashley visited
for Christmas holidays in Aj -Bri tt Spurl ock
1987-88. and Ashley, 3 mo.
Jack and Linda Paterson of Limassol, Cyprus,
proudly announce the birth of theur second son,
Christopher John, on June, 1987 at Mease Hospital
in Dunedin, Florida.
The baby's maternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Dodd of Alabama.
The paternal grandparents are Mrs. Roberta Pat-
erson of Dunedin, Florida, and the late John F.
Tom and Kelly (Bracken) Sullivan announce the
birth of their second child and son, James Matthew
Sullivan on February 5, 1988. He weighed 8 lbs.
Maternal grandparents are Laura Chambers of Ab-
beville, Ala., and James Bracken of Dothan, Ala.
Paternal grandparents are Bill and Helen Sullivan
of Dothan, Ala.
Jonathan Paul Gettle, son of Michael and Kathy
Gettle of Marietta, Ga. Jonathan was born February
21, 1988. He joins his sister, Jennifer.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James
Anderson of Troy, Ala. and maternal grandparents
are Jess and Olga Gettle of Dothan, Ala.
Philip F. Braun and Bar-
bara (O'Neal) Braun,
CHS'64, of Verona, New
Jersey, announce the
birth of their first
child, Sean Benjamin
O'Neal on December 30,
1987. Sean has arrived in
time to celebrate his
parents' 20th wedding an-
niversary in June! '
The maternal grand-
parents are Ruth O'Neal Sean B. 0'Neal Braun
and the late Rufus C.
O'Neal, of Titusville, Florida, formerly of Diablo
Canal Zone. Paternal grandparents are Roberta Bra-
un and the late Phil Braun of Cresskill, New Jer-
Lindsay Eliese Cashman arrived in this world on
January 27, 1988, weighing 7 lbs. 142 oz. and
measuring 19 inches long.
Her proud parents are Daniel and Annette Cash-
man. The grandmother on her mother's side is Janet
Eliese Fields, and her great-grandparents are John
B. and Annette F. Fields.
Currently the family is living in New Jersey,
though Miss Lindsay was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Enclosed is a picture
of my grandson, Paul Dean
Metzgar of Albuquerque,
His paternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Metzgar of Albu-
querque, and his maternal
grandparents are Elaine
S. Bohan Johnson, Jonesboro,
Arkansas and the late Dr.
Paul Dean Met zgar Rector Hooper.
Brett and Terrie (Strey) Harmnn of Raymore, Mo.
announce the birth of their first child, Jessica
Marie, on February 16, 1988. She weighed 8 Ibs. 6
oz. and measured 202 inches.
Maternal grandparents are Bob and Tina Strey of
grandview, Missouri, formerly of Gamboa, Panama.
Paternal grandparents are Bob and Jo Ann Hanmon of
Mr. and Mrs. William Nordstran of Miami, Flo-
rida, announce the birth of their first son, Wil-
liam Joseph, Jr. on November 28, 1987. He weighed
8 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 21". He joins his older
sisters, Angie (7) and Caroline (5).
Maternal grandparents are Judge and Mrs. Alex-
ander D. Hall, Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky. Pater-
nal grandparents are the late Elmer and Alicia
Nordstrom and Mrs. Margaret Nordstrom of Titus-
Margaret and Richard Carpenter are happy to an-
nounce the birth of their second son, Haley Thomas
Carpenter in Nashville, Tenn. on January 19, 1988.
Haley weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. He joins his brother,
Erin, and half-brother, Trey Follis.
Maternal grandmother is Marivada Connaly. Pat-
ernal grandparents are Maxine Carpenter, of Nash-
ville, Tenn., and the late Henry T. Carpenter.
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Ruth J. Bain, 81, of St. Petersburg, died April
21, 1988 at Central Park Lodge. Born in Philadel-
phia, she came to Florida in 1964 from the Canal
Zone, where she was a clerk for the Treasury Dep-
artment. She was a member of the Panama Canal Soc-
iety of Florida and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Jack A. of Crestwood,
Mo.; two daughters, Wallis R. Bain-Hunt, St. Pete-
rsburg, Fla., and Patricia DeVore, Fayetteville,
Ark.; seven grandchildren and two great-grand-
Alfred F. Ballou, 70, of San Antonio, Texas,
died February 18, 1988. He served 10 years in the
Canal Zone, establishing the Travel Control Office
where tabs were kept on potentially dangerous
travelers entering and leaving the area, and was
responsible for security of the Panama Canal during
World War II. In recognition of his counterespi-
onage work in Panama and adjoining countries, he
received the Legion of Merit for "exceptionally
meritorious conduct in the performance of out-
standing service in a position of great import-
Survivors are his wife, Anna (Hudson), former
secretary for the US Navy in the Canal Zone; two
sons, Howard M. II of Palm Springs, California,
and Lawrence W. of Atlanta, Georgia; a sister,
Jeanette Bowman, and a brother, Bernard, both of
Rochester, New York, and three grandchildren.
Doc Bennett, Jr., 61, former Panama Railroad
engineer of Palatka, Florida, died April 14, 1988
at Veterans Administration Hospital, Gainesville,
Florida, after a long illness.
Capt. Kenneth L. Bivin, 67, died at his home in
Diablo Heights, Panama, on December 3, 1987. Capt.
Bivin, a retired Panama Canal pilot and Port Cap-
tain was born in Ventura, California. He went to
sea while in his teens and sailed as Master for
Alcoa and Moore-McCormack Steamship Lines before
joining the Panama Canal Company in 1955.
Survivors include his wife, Betsy; a son, Wil-
liam E. of Las Lujas, Chiriqui, Panama; son David
of Duncanville, Texas; daughter Margaret of Dallas
Texas; granddaughter Sara; brothers Donald and
Richard of California, and sister Mildred Shade of
A simple service attended by family members was
conducted by Rev. Clarence Payne aboard a Panama
Canal Commission launch near the Sea Bouy at the
Balboa Anchorage, and his ashes were placed in the
Hazel I.S. Blades, 69, of Kerrville, Texas,
died March 3, 1988 in a local hospital. She was
born in Canby, Minn., married Robert W. Blades in
1941 in Cocoli, C.Z. and had been a Civil Service
employee with the U.S. Army Southern Command. She
also served as Worthy Matron of Orchid Chapter
No. 1 of the O.E.S. in Balboa, in 1961.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Paul
Eugene of Helena, Mont.; three sisters, Gladys
Poston of Parker, Az., Deloris Overall of Kerr-
ville, and Arlyce Brasher of Escondido, Ca., and
a granddaughter, Yvonne Blades.
Marguerite E. Bouche, 88, of Panama City, Flo-
ride, died at home on February 18, 1988. Burial
was at Raphine, Virginia. She was born in Wash-
ington, D.C. and lived in the Canal Zone most of
her life. Her husband and father, both Roosevelt
Medal holders, were employed in the construction
of the Panama Canal. She was a member of the Order
of the Eastern Star and the Woman's Club of Pedro
Miguel. On retirement, she and her husband moved
to Brownsburg, Virginia where they lived until
1981. They then moved to Panama City, Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Adrien M. Bouche
of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Adrien M. Jr. of
Englewood, Fla., and Georges G. of Wichita Falls,
Texas; a daughter, Mrs. R.E. Budreau of Parker,
Fla.; a brother, L.F. Hess of Washington, D.C.;
a brother-in-law, H.P. Butcher of El Volcan. Rep.
of Panama; six grandchildren and fifteen great-
George F. Brawand, 71, of St. Petersburg Beach,
Florida, died March 24, 1988 at Humana Hospital.
Born in Chicago, he left the Canal Zone in 1945.
He was the last manager of the Tivoli Hotel, and
was later assigned to the Supply and Community
Services Division. He was also a member of the
Elks in Balboa. Locally, he was a member of St.
John's Catholic Church.
No survivors have been listed.
John Bruland of Coer d'Alene, Idaho, died Feb-
ruary 10, 1988 after a long illness. He retired
from the Industrial Division in 1972. He was born
in the Canal Zone and spent all his life there. He
was a member of the Masonic Bodies, Past Potentate
of Abou Saad Shrine Temple, Director of Court #18,
Royal Order of Jesters, and a member of the Red
Cross of Constantine.
Survivors are his wife, Clara; his daughters,
Carol Allen of England and Marie Mitchell of New
Jersey; also two sisters, Nellie Jansen and Solveg
Bruland, both of Pennsylvania.
James F. (Jimmy) Chan died February 13, 1988 in
Marrero, Louisiana. He was a former member of the
Balboa Union Church; a BHS'79 graduate; attended
Canal Zone College and Florida State University.
He had an Associate degree from New Mexico State
University of Las Cruces. At the time of his death
he was enrolled in the Culinary Apprenticeship
Program of Delgado Community College in New Or-
leans, serving his apprenticeship at Le Chateau
French Restaurant in Gretna, La. He was preceded
in death by two infant sisters.
He is survived by his parents, Thelma J.(Oyler)
and Harry Y. Chan, Jr. of Austin, Texas, and a
brother, Ronald Bruce Chan of Norman, Oklahoma.
Capt. Thomas S. Clark, Jr., 62, of Panama City,
Panama, died December 12, 1987 in his home. Capt.
Clark was a Panama Canal pilot from November 15,
1959 to October 29, 1961 and from January 1, 1974
to January 31, 1987. At the time of his death he
was retired from the Panama Canal Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Yolanda.
Dennis Deville, 21, of Lake Charles, La., died
February 4, 1988. He was a native of the Panama
Canal Zone and lived in Lake Charles for six years
where he was a 1983 graduate of LaGrange High
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Deville; two brothers, Carl and Robert; a sister,
Denise Deville, all of Lake Charles; paternal
grandfather, Henry Gaddison of San Francisco, and
maternal grandmother, Valencia Christopher of Col-
Evelyn ("Lyn") Robb Endicott, 79, passed away on
March 1, 1988, at her home in Laguna Hills, Cali-
fornia after a lingering illness. During her years
in the Canal Zone, Lyn resided in Diablo Heights,
Balboa and Margarita. She was employed in the
Accounting Division at Balboa Heights and retired
on May 1, 1957, with 17 years of service in the
Canal Zone. Her husband, Arthur L. Endicott was
employed with the Canal Zone Postal Service for
Lyn is survived by her husband and two sisters,
Hazel Martino of Green Valley, Ariz., and Florence
Sheets of Cleveland, Ohio.
Arthur and Lyn have been members of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida and the Panama Canal So-
ciety of Southern California for many years.
Virginia Engelke Favorite, 74, of Bentonville,
Arkansas, died March 10, 1988 at her daughter's
home in Maitland, Mo. She was born at Ancon, Canal
Zone and left there in 1976 after retiring from
the Schools Division December 31, 1975 with 18
years of service. She was a member of the S&L Home
Extension Club and a member of the Panama Canal
Woman's Sewing Group. She was a member of the
Survivors include four sons, Benjamin Engelke
Favorite of Virginia Beach, Va., Russell Eugene
Favorite of Mississaugua, Ontario, Canada, Howard
Stephen Favorite of Orlando, Fla., and George Her-
bert Favorite of Margarita, R.P.; a daughter, Vir-
ginia Lynn Favorite Neidt of Maitland; three bro-
thers, George N. Engelke of Bentonville, Harry W.
Engelke of Glendale, Ca., and Herbert 0. Engelke
of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Her husband, Benjamin Smith
Favorite Jr. preceded her in death.
Harold H. Feeney, 83, of Punta Gorda, Florida,
died March 30, 1988. He was formerly the chief of
the Contract and Inspection section of the Con-
struction Division, with a total of 30 years gov-
ernment service. He was a charter member of the
Punta Gorda Country Club and a member of the Sac-
red Heart Catholic Church.
He is survived by two sons, Douglas, of Naples
and Garth of Medford, N.J.; a sister, Margaret of
Fishkill, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Theodore Matthew Finneman, 57, of Dothan, Ala-
bama, died October 18, 1987 in a Dothan hospital.
He was born and reared in Minnesota and had lived
for 40 years in the Panama Canal Zone. He was em-
ployed as a security guard with the Panama Canal
government until his retirement. He lived in Do-
than for the past year.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cicero
Finneman, Dothan; five sons, Mike of St. Augustine
Fl., Tom of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Joe and Dave
of New Orleans, La., Larry of Tallahassee, Fl.,
and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his eldest son, Jerry Finneman.
Helen Virginia Fontenot, 60, of Dothan, Ala.
died March 9, 1988 in a local hospital after an
extended illness. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio,
she had resided in the Canal Zone before moving to
Dothan in 1962. She was a member of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Wiregrass Shrine Club, Cloverdale
United Methodist Church and the Jack Roney Sunday
School Class. She had been active as a neighbor-
hood fund collector for the American Heart Assoc.
and the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include her husband, O'Day Fontenot
Jr. of Dothan; two sons, David J. Dear, Panama,
and O'Day (Shermerhorn) Fontenot III, both former
C.Z. policemen; three daughters, Donna Schermer-
horn, Little Rock, Ar., Becky Miller, Dothan, Deb-
bie Mims, Wetumpka; two brothers, Charles Ridder,
Ludlow, Ky., Frank Stevanson, Port LaVaca, Tx.; a
sister, Mary Raya, Ducor, Ca.; seven grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Elmer F. Forbes, Jr., 83, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died March 18, 1988. He was born in Coat-
esville, Pennsylvania and left the Canal Zone in
1957 where he was a civil service employee. He was
a member of Allendale United Methodist Church and
the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth W.; two
brothers, T. Edward, Mercersburg, Pa., and Wayne
A., Coatesville; and two sisters, Marion Tietze,
Ambler, Pa., and Olive Sullivan, Coatesville.
Rudolph Albert Gangle, 71, of Dothan, Alabama,
died February 2, 1988 after an extended illness.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, he lived in Baben,
Pa., before moving to the Canal Zone in 1941. He
was employed by the Panama Canal Company as a mas-
ter machinist for 34 years before retirement. He
was a member of St. Columbia Catholic Church, the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, and was a fourth
degree Knight of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Marie J.; three
sons and daughter-in-law, Col. Randolph A. and
Diane Gangle, Hawaii, Thomas A. and Mary Lou Gan-
gle, Mobile, James F. and Judy Gangle, Harlingen,
Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret
and Jules Damiami, Marietta, Ga., Patricia M. and
Hugh Harvey, Panama Canal, Barbara A. and David
Sherrer, Dothan; two sisters, Celia Overholt,
Baden, Pa., Elsie Foster, Gilmanton Iron Works,
N.H.; 12 grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
Hester E. Garrett, who served as the Red Cross
Field Director at Gorgas Hospital, Canal Zone
during the early 1960's passed away suddenly on
July 7, 1987 at her home on the island of Saint
Eustatius in the Netherland Antilles where she
lived since her retirement about 20 years ago. For
more than 10 years she was an officer of the Arch-
eological and Genealogical St. Eustatius Histori-
cal Foundadtion. A Hester Garrett memorial garden
next to the Foundadtion headquarter is being dedi-
cated to her. Since 1943 she served as Recreation
worker/hospital Field Director in Europe, the Far
East and U.S. During WWII she was a Red Cross rep-
resentative at Normandy Beach. She was last in the
U.S. in the spring of 1987.
She is survived by a sister, Elsie Garrett
Glick of Lansing, Michigan.
Eleanor C. Gobel, died March 21, 1988. She was
a former nurse at Gorgas Hospital during 1940 to
She is survived by her sisters, Lavena Goebel
and Ann Hartwell of Washington, D.C.; Gertrude
Carney of San Diego; and nephews John, Robert and
Elizabeth Gerhardt Grady, 79, of Lakeland, Flo-
rida, died February 17, 1988. She was a graduate
of the University of Wisconsin and was formerly
employed as chief librarian for the Milwaukee Sen-
tinel. She was also very active in the Panama
Canal Society; the Woman's Club of Lakeland; a
life member of NARFE; church work and other civic
Survivors include her husband, William F.
Grady; a brother, Philipp Gerhardt; two sisters,
Phyllis Gebhardt and Evelyn Risseeuw, several
nieces and nephews.
Carleton F. Hallett, Sr., 81, of Melbourne,
Florida, died February 10, 1988 at Holmes Medical
Center in Melbourne. He was formerly with the Fire
Division of the Panana Canal Co. and retired in
1961 with over 29 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hallett of
Melbourne; a son, Carleton Hallett Jr. of Mel-
bourne; a daughter, Judith Renkert of Lake Worth;
brothers, Charles Hallett of Phoenix, Az., and
Clifton Hallett of San Francisco; a sister, Doris
Gabriel of Oceanside, Calif.; five grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Helen H. Hannigan, 61, of Annapolis, Maryland,
died March 15, 1988 at home from cancer. She was
employed by the U.S. Army in the Canal Zone during
She is survived by her husband, William; a son,
Michael, and two grandchildren, all of the Anna-
Pauline E. Hargy, 67, of Fort Myers, Florida,
died January 25, 1988. She was born in Washington,
D.C. Internment was at Arlington National Ceme-
Survivors include her husband, Francis R. Hargy
and three sons, Donald F., Kenneth R., and Wayne
P.; and a daughter, Mrs. Cecilia M. Garman.
Capt. M. Chester Hill, 69, of Castine, Maine on
February 25, 1988. He was born in Marion, Massa-
chusetts. He graduated from Tabor Academy and then
employed by the United Fruit Steamship Company,
then served in the Pacific in WWII. He was employ-
ed as a Panama Canal pilot, retiring in 1967 with
16 years of service. He came to Castine to head
the training division and captain the training
vessel "State of Maine." He was a member of the
Portland Marine Society; Council of American Mas-
ter Mariners of New York, N.Y.; director of Maine
Retired Skippers Race; retired member of the Pan-
ama Canal Pilot's Association; past president and
director of the Castine Golf Club; and member of
the Episcopalian Church. He was a past master of
Darien Lodge AF&AM; member of Balboa Lodge AF&AM,
both of Balboa, Panama; Hancock Lodge No. 4 AF&AM,
Castine; Scottish Rite Bodies and Abou Saad Temple
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Castine;
two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Evelyn
Hill of Cape Neddick, and Mark and Patricia Hill
of Rocherster, N.Y. and three grandsons.
Marie Herring Hfghes, 73, formerly of the Main-
lands, Pinallas Park, Florida, died February 3,
1988 in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Philadelphia,
she lived in Balboa, Canal Zone for many years.
She worked as a key-punch operator in New Jersey,
Brooklyn and the Canal Zone and Sperry Corp. in
Clearwater, FL. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Pinellas Park.
Survivors include her husband, James; three
daughters, Donna, Susan and Mary Jo; a son, Wil-
liam Vrecenak, Brooklyn; and several brothers.
Caifson 'Ky" Johnson, 73, died February 29,
1988 in a V.A. Hospital in Livermore, California.
He was a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and a
former Merrill Marauder. He was a member of Sibert
Masonic Lodge, Gatun, Panama, Oakland Scottish
Rite Bodies, Richmond High 12 Club #183 and the
National Sojourners Oakland Chapter 108.
He is survived by his wife, Olga; two children;
a sister, and four grandchildren.
John Henry "Red' Joyner died January 1, 1987 in
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama, R.P. He worked for the
Motor Transportation Division in the Canal Zone.
He is survived by his widow and sons, Johnny,
Charlie and Geoffrey; and his sisters, Sarah Eliz-
abeth Phillips, Beatrice Nagle, Mary C. Piotrowsky
and Dorothy Ewing; and a brother, Benjamin Frank-
Fmna Leighton, of Arthur, Illinois, died July
18, 1987 at the age of 91. She was the widow of
Lawrence C. Leighton, who died in 1965. She re-
tired from the Panama Railroad Company in 1947, at
which time she and her husband went to live in
She is survived by one nephew, two nieces, four
great-nephews, and one great-niece. One son, two
brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Demetra I. Lewis, 74, a retired plumbing con-
tractor of St. Helena, California, died December
25, 1987. He went to the Canal Zone in 1914 with
his mother, Mary Jane Lewis, to join his father,
J.B. Lewis, who was employed by the Panama Rail-
road Company. In that same year he and his family
transmitted the Canal on the S.S. Ancon, a trip
they repeated in 1939 on the 25th Anniversary of
the opening of the Canal. Demitra was a 1931 grad-
uate of Cristobal High School.
Survivors are his wife, Roma, of St. Helena;
his brother, Royce; and his nephew, Ted, both of
Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Patrick L. Lincoln, 54, a contractor-inspector
in the Panama Canal Zone, died March 16, 1988 at
his home in Panama City after a long illness. He
was born in Spokane, Washington, and was a member
of BPOE Lodge 1414 in Balboa, R.P.
Survivors include his wife, Olga Montoya Lin-
coln; two sons, Patrick L. Limcoln, Jr. and Mark
V. Mirrop; a daughter, Linda R. Mirrop; his mother
Katherine Dunn of Harahan, La.; two brothers,
James Hunter and John Lincoln; and a sister, Ellen
Keith E. Lippincott, of Inverness, Florida,
died November 6, 1987 at Brentwood in the Meadow
nursing home in Lecanto, Florida after a lengthy
battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, also in the
Brentwood in the Meadow nursing home, and a dau-
ghter, Jane A. Wendel, of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Samuel G. McClellan, Jr., 77, of Seminole, Fla.
died April 24, 1988 at Largo Medical Center Hos-
pital. He was born in Gould, Arkansas and was a
member of Sibert Lodge, AF&AM, Gatun, Canal Zone,
and a member of the Scottich Rite, Balboa, Canal
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; a son,
Griffin III, White House Station, N.J.; a daughter
Kaye MacDonald, Oswego, N.Y.; a sister, Jean Koh-
lahas, San Mateo, Ca.; and six grandchildren.
Col. Robert W. Molloy, U.S Army Retired, of
Lakewood, Colorado, died March 4, 1988 while on a
Caribbean cruise with his wife, the former Mar-
garet Meigs. He was 73 years old. He and Margaret
were married in the Canal Zone in 1942.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters,
Virginia Lucy of Colorado, Barbara Dutton of Flo-
rida, and Katherine Molloy of the home in Lake-
wood; a granddaughter, Alice Dutton, and several
nieces and nephews.
Ida E. "Shorty" Morris, 75, of Clearwater, Flo-
rida, died February 23, 1988 at Clearwater Com-
munity Hospital. She was born in Columbus, Ohio,
and left the Canal Zone in 1964 where she was a
medical clerk with Gorgas Hospital, Panama. She
was a member of the Panama Canal Society of Flo-
rida, AARP and NARFE, all of St. Petersburg.
She is survived by her husband, James W., of
Clearwater; three sons, James W. of Clearwater,
Kenneth L. of Panama, and John E. of Roanoke, Va.;
two sisters, June May, of Holiday, Fl., and Vonna
Huldtquist of St. Petersburg, Fl.; seven grand-
children and three great-grandchildren.
Ethel Marie Perantie, 74, of Holiday, Florida,
died June 19, 1987 at HCA Bayonet Point/Hudson
Medical Center. She was a native of Mound, Minn.,
and left the Canal Zone in 1970 upon the retire-
ment of her husband. She was a member of Tarpon
Springs Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, Harold I.; three
sons, John of Holiday, Thomas and Joel of Houston;
a daughter, Carol of New Port Richey; three bro-
thers, Harold, Seattle, Walter, Victorville, Ca.,
and Leonard, Bloomington, Mn.; two sisters, Jennie
Boll, Beverly Hills, Fl., and Ollie Brownlee,
Glendale, Ca., six grandchildren and a great-grand
Harold I. Perantie, 80, of Holiday, Florida, died
February 14, 1988 at HCA New Port Richey Hospital.
Born in Duluth, Mn., he retired from the Panama
Canal Company in 1970 as chief of the Adminis-
trative Branch, and was director of the Selective
Service. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a
member of the Tarpon Springs Country Club.
Survivors include three sons, John, New Port
Richey, Thomas and Joel of Houston; a daughter,
Carol Perantie, New Port Richey; six grandchildren
and a great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Russell Applegate Percy, 80, of Huntsville
Alabama, died March 27, 1988 in Huntsville. She
retired from the Panama Canal Company with 40
years of service. She was a member of St. Thaddeus
SDurviving are two daughters, Gay E. Predgen of
Cordele, and Ann E. Willoughby of Huntsville; and
a sister, Margaret A. Parsons of Fort Thomas, Ky.
Raymond Piper passed away on January 26, 1988,
at his home in Green Valley, Arizona after a long
bout with respiratory illness.
He is survived by his widow, Jeanne; two dau-
ghters, Nancy (Piper) Moffitt and Carolyn (Piper)
Johnson, both living in southern Arizona; and his
brother, Homer Piper, of Ohio.
Crisetta "Shay" Pope, 63, of DeLand, Florida,
died suddenly on April 17, 1988, while visiting
relatives in Keyser, West Virginia.
Shay is survived by her husband, Darwin E. Pope
(retired 1979 from Gatun Locks); a son, Darwin
(Marty) Pope, Seminole, Fla.; a daughter, Mary
Williamson, Houston, Texas, and two grandchildren.
John J. Rogers, 80, of Jupiter, Florida, died
in his sleep on february 21, 1988. He was born in
West Point, New York, and served as a civil ser-
vice engineer for 25 years with the Panama Canal
Company. He was married to Victorine "Rene" Rogers
for over 18 years in Florida and was a member of
the Elks Club and Knights of Columbus.
His is survived by his wife; two daughters,
Judith Domenicucci of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and
Patricia Bisgrove of Montvale, Virginia; two sis-
ters, Kathleen Rogers and Evelyn Shilowech, and
John E. Schnidt, Sr., 84, of Pasadena, Maryland
died April 3, 1988 of heart failure at North Arun-
del Hospital. He had lived in Riviera Beach since
1963 when he retired after working at the Canal
for 30 years. He was a Mason in the Canal Zone and
a member of the Scottish Rite. Earlier he had been
a cable splicer for the Chesapeake & Patomac Tel-
ephone Co. He was also a member of the Interna-
tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the
Panama Canal Society of Florida. He also designed
and made wood furniture.
He is survived by his wife, the former Cath-
erine Gosnell; two sons, John E. Schmidt, Jr. of
Tallahassee, Fla., and Douglas C. Schmidt of Pan-
ama; a daughter, Jacqueline Bishop of Kerrville,
Texas; a sister, Dorothea Schmidt of Towson; nine
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Margaret 0. Shipley, 70, of Clearwater, Florida
died March 8, 1988 at her residence. She was born
in Colon, Rep. of Panama, and left the Canal Zone
in 1968. She was co-owner of Julmar Creations, in
Palm Harbor; a past matron of Coral Chapter, OES
in Panama; a member of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida and was active in the Girl Scouts through-
out her life.
She is survived by a daughter, Julia S. Shaffer
of Clearwater; a sister, Mildred 0. Sutherland of
Clearwater, and two grandchildren.
Evelyn Shuey, 84, of Ocala, Florida, a former
Neosho, Ark. resident, died February 23, 1988 at
an Ocala Hospital. She was born in St. Thomas, the
Virgin Islands. Sha had lived in the United States
since 1943, most of that time in the state of Flo-
rida. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and
N.A.R.F.E. She married Raymond Shuey in 1922 at
Ancon, Canal Zone, who died in 1984.
Survivors include a son, Roy Shuey, Orange
Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Edith Lovell, Ocala;
four sisters, all of whom live in Argentina; two
grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Alice (Lettie) Taylor Voss Stalvey, Wilmington,
North Caroline, died March 16, 1988 in New Hanover
Memorial Hospital. She was born in La Boca, Canal
Zone, the daughter of the late Owen Thomas and
Alice Tudor Parr Taylor; she was the first Amer-
ican child born under the American Flag in the
Canal Zone. She was preceded in death by her first
husband, John William Voss, Jr. in 1871, and her
second husband, Forrest D. Stalvey, Sr. in 1980.
She was a member of St. Paul's Evangekical Luther-
an Church and was very active in Parent-Teachers
Organizations in past years.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donald
W. and Linda Hall of Wilmington; a nephew and his
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Andrews; a nephew,
William Owen Taylor; two sisters, Gladys Bauer and
Polly Denenberg; a brother, John E. Seitter; a
great-nephew, Gregory Andrews, and a great-niece,
Thelma V. Stoudner, 71, of Titusville, Florida,
died March 17, 1988 at Jess Parrish Memorial Hos-
pital in Titusville. She was born in Freedom, Pa.
and raised in the Canal Zone and retired in 1975.
She was a member of the Balboa Union Church and
the Panama Canal Society of Florida. She worked
for many years for the U.S. Army as a supervisor
in the Accounting Department in the Canal Zone.
She was well known on the Isthmus for her musical
contributions and talents. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Richard W. Stoudner in Jan-
uary 1986, and her father, Morris M. Seeley.
Survivors include her mother, Marie Seeley; a
son, Craig Stoudner of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter
Dixie Jeavons of Vermilion, Ohio; two sisters,
Mildred Hamnond of Titusville, Fl., and Norma
McGahey of Dothan, Al.; three brothers, Vernon
Seeley of Dothan, Ronald Seeley of the Canal Zone,
Rodney Seeley of Panama, and five grandchildren.
Helen L. Sutton, 64, of Greenville, Illinois,
died March 13, 1988 at Utlaut Memorial Hospital
following a lingering illness. She was a native of
Greenville and came to the Canal Zone following
her marriage to Arthur E. Sutton who was employed
on the Police force on the Atlantic side. After
Art's retirement, he and Helen returned to Green-
ville where they made their home.
Ralph A. (Tony) Sylvertre, 83, of St. Peters-
burg, Florida, died April 6, 1988. Born in New
Harpshire, he retired from the Canal Zone in May,
1960 as administrative assistant to the Health
Director, with 35 years of service. He was a mem-
ber of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret W.; two
daughters, Dr. Margaret A. Sinpson, Ft. Walton
Beach, and Mary Jane Hill, MSW, Bethlehem, Pa.;
nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Herbert H. Tabert, Sr., 83, of Provo, Utah,
died March 9, 1988 following a severe stroke. He
was born in Expansion, North Dakota, and moved to
the Canal Zone in 1930 where he worked as master
of the world's second largest floating crane, the
Hercules, until his retirement in 1967. He was
Past Grand Master of Ancon Masonic Lodge, a member
of Latter Day Saints Church and was a High Priest.
He worked on the Grand Coulee Dam, Hoover Dam and
He is survived by his wife, Maria (Villalta) of
Provo; a son, Herbert H. Jr., of Salt Lake City;
two daughters, Gene (Phala) Ward of Lake Oswego.
Oregon and Rebecca A. Tabert; nine grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; a brother, Tony of Couer 'd
Alene, Idaho; a sister, Esther Searle of Chewela,
Sophie Tatman, 66, of Hudson, Florida, died
February 27, 1988. She was born in New York City
and moved to the Canal Zone from New Jersey in
1958. She was an elementary school teacher in the
Canal Zone Schools until she retired in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son,
Michael of Panama; a daughter, Mary Ann Tatman of
Arlington, Virginia, and two grandchildren.
Capt. John M. (Jack) Waters, 67, San Antonio,
Florida, died March 2, 1988 at St. Joseph's Hos-
pital in Tanpa. Born in New York, N.Y., and a
graduate of King's Point Academy, he served as
Captain with the Merchant Marine in North Africa
and the European theater during WWII. He retired
in June, 1983 as a pilot on the Panama Canal after
27 years of service. He resided in Florida, and
Nashua, N.H., after leaving the Canal Zone.
Survivors include his wife, Pat (Croker) Waters
of Nashua; a son, Mike of Nashua; two daughters,
Pat Ryan of Amherst, N.H., and Sue Eytalis of
Tampa, Fl.; two brothers, Martin of Southold, N.Y.
and Edward of Millbrook, N.Y.; and two grandsons,
Joe and Ben Eytalis of Tanpa, Florida.
Mary Watson, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed
away November 15, 1987 of cancer.
She was the wife of James Watson, and she was
buried in Saratoga, New York.
Andrew (Andy) Whitlock, 84, of Fayetteville,
Arkansas, died April 21, 1988 at a Fayetteville
Hospital. He was born in Newcastle, N.H. and was
a retired plant engineer who worked in the Canal
Zone. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and
Survivors include his wife, Frances, of the
home; a son, Paul Whitlock II of Orlando, Fla.;
two daughters, Andree Lee Collins of St. Louis and
Jacqueline Werbrouck of Wisconsin; 15 grandchild-
ren and 22 great-grandchildren.
John B. Willis of Dothan, Alabama, died April
16, 1988 after a long illness. He was a native of
Georgia and had lived in Dothan for 12 years. He
retired from the Panama Canal Civil Service in
1974. He was a veteran of World War II and served
in both the Army and Navy before his discharge in
1945. He was a member of the VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa, of Dothan;
four daughters, Mary Julia Mendez, Panama; Martha
Steiner, Orlando, Elizabeth Slaughter, San Diego,
and Marian Geohagen, Los Angeles; thirteen grand-
children, one great-grandchild and three sisters.
Edna E. Willumsen, 73, of St. Petersburg, died
February 25, 1988 at her residence. Born in Mill
Creek, Pa., she left the Canal Zone in 1961 upon
the retirement of her husband, the late William
Willumsen, formerly of the Customs Division. She
was an accountant with the Panama Canal Co. for 20
years. She was a member of Mill Creek Methodist
Survivors include three sisters, Joyce L. War-
ner, Lewistown, Pa., Carol L. Mickel, Altoona, Pa.
and Ruth M. cramer, Mill Creek; her companion,
Edwin Light, St. Petersburg; and several nieces
Edward H. Wanble, Sr., 70, of Portsmouth, Vir-
ginia, died February 10, 1988 in a hospital. He
was a native of Portsmouth and had retired in Jan-
uary 1979 from the Locks Division with 38 years of
service. He was a member of Balboa Masonic Lodge,
Balboa Scottish Rite Bodies and Abou Saad Shrine
Temple, all of Panama.
He is survived by his wife, Hylah Sadler Womble
and two sons, Edward Harrell Womble Jr., and Rob-
ert M. Womble, both of Balboa, Panama; a brother,
William H. Womble of Portsmouth, and six grand-
Francis "Ted" Young, 68, of Kerrville, Texas,
died April 13, 1988 in a local hospital. He was
born in Newton, N.J. and married Anna Lee Morris
in 1961. He was retired from military service and
was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
He was a Protestant.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
three step-daughters, Nancy Archibald of Stuttgart
Germany, Deborah Ford of Springfield, Va., and
Beth McDowell of Austin; two stepsons, Duane
Wright of the Rep. of Panama, and James Young of
Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Lewis Young of Green-
ville, S.C. and 10 grandchildren.
Letters to the Editor
RENEWED FAITH IN HONESTY OF THE
ORDINARY PEOPLE OF PANAMA
On a trip to Panama last month, my wife and I
had our faith renewed in the honesty of the ordin-
ary people of Panama. We had been shopping on "J"
Street and Central Avenue and returned to where we
had parked our rented van in Ancon, at a small
park just up from the Ancon Inn. It was a warm
sunny day, so we decided to wait for others in our
*.* group of eight by sitting in the bus shelter
instead of the hot van. When we left the bus-shel-
ter, we went to the Balboa YMCA for lunch and then
to Stevens Circle in front of the Balboa Post Of-
f ice. We then missed our camera when we wanted to
Stake pictures of the native crafts and realized
Dalys Escoffery Bremer with her beauti- that two hours earlier we had left it in Ancon.
ful family: Didi, Dalys, Joey, Malena, Having no idea that we would find the camera,
Mike and Fred. Panarm Canal Society Re- we drove back to Ancon just to check. I got out of
union, Tanpa, FL. July 1987. the van and started explaining to a policeman what
we had done. We had a hard time understanding each
other since he spoke no English. About that time
an old woman approached the van with the camera in
her hand and said that she had seen us leave with-
out it and tried to call us, but we didn't hear or
see her. She had waited for over two hours hoping
we would come back so she could return the camera.
This woman, who was a West Indian, appeared to
be in her 80's, and had difficulty getting around
and was missing most of her teeth. Billy and
Thelma DeLaMater, who we visited that evening,
siad she was a familiar figure in that park in
My wife and I both grew up in the Canal Zone
after finishing high school, worked there until we
left in 1952. We knew many Panamanians and West
Indians, but had never seen such a demonstration
of honesty and decency displayed as that of the
"Lady of the Park" in Ancon.
Cliff and Helen (Anderson) Brown
(This letter also appeared in the Tropic Times,
March 18, 1988, formerly the SCN News).
THE HICKEY'S WINNING TRIP HOME
We would like to report on our trip to Panama,
which we won at the 1987 Panama Canal Society Re-
union Annual Business Meeting. The prize was do-
nated by the Instituto Panameno De Turismo (IPAT),
The Panama Tourist Bureau.
We left Miami on November 6, 1987 via Air Pan-
ama. The flight was great and the service excel-
lent. On arrival at the Tocumen Airport, we were
met by a representative from IPAT, who drove us
to the Holiday Inn where we stayed for a week.
Manuelita De La Guardia, Directora de Promocion
IPAT met us at the hotel to help us plan things
we would like to do during our stay. She told us
we would have a complimentary stay at the hotel,
which also included meals.
Cele Demer's niece, Ceil Jellett was also a
prize-winner at the Reunion. Her prize was the use
of a car for a week-end in Panama, which she gra-
ciously turned over to us. The result for us was
the use of a car with a chauffeur at our disposal
for a week. This was all arranged by Manuelita.
Stella Boyd of IPAT accompanied us when we had
shopping to do. She also took us to the Union Club
for lunch, which we enjoyed.
A beautiful welcoming flower arrangement was
delivered to our room from Mr. and Mrs. Carlos
Quijano, Director of IPAT. We also received a
basket of delicious fruit, compliments of Mr. Par-
edes of Air Panama.
The highlight of our trip was seeing co-workers
we had not seen since our retirement 18 years ago.
We met Dave Miller and Billy Rarkin at the Indus-
trial Division where Joe worked for many years.
Joseph and Mildred Hickey with Carlos
Quijano, Director of IPAT.
We visited Carlos Alvarado and George MacArthur
who are now working at the Locks Division, and
Vincente Canams, Sr., now retired and living in
Panama. Another pleasant surprise was meeting Lina
Mouynes, who came to work in Joe's office a couple
of years before he retired. We were sorry to miss
Rolando Linares, who was away at the time of our
We were also happy to see once again our son
Tom's high school pals, Vincent Canamas, Jr.,
Frank Ender and Bob Hauser. We enjoyed seeing Wil-
lie Allen's three daughters again, Betty Ann Han-
sen, Mary Lou Maher and Margaret Rinehart and her
husband, Les. At St. Mary's Church we met old Mar-
garita neighbors Anita Oberholtzer and Mrs. Blan-
chette. It was wonderful to see them all again.
We enjoyed our visit, but things have changed
drastically since we left 18 yesrs ago. A way of
life we knew is gone. We do appreciate all that
Manuelita De La Guardia and the IPAT personnel did
for us to make our stay in Panama a happy one.
Muchas gracias, Manuelita.
Joe and Mildred Hickey
A LITTLE FEBRUARY GETAWAY
Blame it on the weather. Or blame it on the
Readers Digest, with its clever little squib say-
ing, "There are seven ways to get your feet warm
in February. One is to dip them in the Caribbean.
If you can afford to do that, the other six don't
matter." My Atlanta newspaper held an equally en-
ticing ad for round trip air fare to the Cayman
Islands for only $119 through the month of Feb-
ruary. How could I pass up this opportunity to get
away from winter and at the same time visit with
my daughter, Dottie Kaufmann, who lives in Grand
Cayman? And as an added bonus, I would invite my
longtime friend and long ago neighbor, Alice Nail,
to go along. We would be able to entertain each
other, taking less of Dottie's time away from her
work with the Visual Arts Society even taking
over some of the household chores during our
Of course Alice made all sorts of protestations
at first too many things to do, this is so
sudden, she hadn't been feeling well, etc. But
February is still February in Arkansas as well as
in Georgia, and it wasn't long before we had
agreed upon the week of 18 February to 25 Feb-
ruary for our vacation in the Caribbean.
As with mice and men, women's plans are often
changed through circumstances over which we have
no control. We did spend the week together on
Grand Cayman, but found ourselves still vacation-
ing together on into March in one of Atlanta's
most expensive resorts: Clayton General Hospital.
Apparently we had picked up the flu bug, together
or separately. We felt miserable the whole week in
the Caymans ("Forget about snorkeling to fabulous
clear coral beds or even walking along the beach.
We'll just sit here and rest, thank you.") A hur-
ried visit to my doctor upon our return to Atlanta
sent us straight to the hospital to be treated for
pnuemonia. Although we had separate rooms, we were
able to chat on the phone as our conditions allow-
ed and later, to walk down the hall for visits. We
became known to all the fifth floor staff as
"those two ladies on a cruise together," and were
continually reminded of it by everyone from the
doctors who came to poke and probe, to the kitchen
staff who delivered our meals.
Alice must have felt very alone in the hospital
in a strange city until Red arrived in their camp-
er and took up temporary residence in the shady
back yard of some of my local friends. At this
writing (March 7), I'll be heading for home today,
with Alice a day or two behind me. I wonder if she
will ever accept another invitation to travel with
A sad postcript: One of our doctors was nearly
killed in an auto smashup while on his way home
from work. He will be a patient himself in the
same hospital for the next six to nine months.
Patsy C. Detamore
OCTOGENARIAN SETS FAST PACE
Marilla Salisbury of San Diego turned 80 in
August. Last July she set a new record for her age
group in a 5-km (about 3 miles) walk. She made it
in just under 40 minutes. Having competed on six
continents, her current plans include a race in
"When I turned 70, I was so stiff I couldn't
even turn my head well enough to drive my car. I
couldn't stoop over to tie my shoes either.
"Then one evening my husband and I were driving
around, and we saw a fitness place. We decided to
stop and look at it, and next day we went back and
joined.... it took me two years to really get
She progressed slowly, eventually entering a
10-km race and won the gold medal. Her husband
walks every day and competes in the javelin, shot
put and discus competitions. At 83 years of age,
he also came home with a gold medal.
Leo Krziza says that, "Marille Wales was a
former Cocoli resident. She was teaching in Guata-
male in the late 30's and early 40's when she
heard the grass was greener in the Canal Zone due
to the WWII and Third Locks Project. She ended up
at the Building Division at Corozo St., across the
Panama Railroad tracks from the old Quartermaster
Office in Balboa. She worked in the cost account-
ing section, Field Accounting Office, under the
late Hershel Gandy, and Bill Pidgeon was chief
She married Fred Pope, U.S. Navy employee and
had two children, Rolf and Beverly. She was of the
Nazarene sect. As she was a former resident of
California, she decided to raise her children in
the USA, and departed as many others did when the
war effort was finished. Sh updated her teaching
credits, specializing in mathematics and resumed
She has set an example all of us should follow.
The above article shows how it is possible. I have
known Marilla for over forty-five years; she is a
strong person and plans to stay that way."
Article sent by Leo Krziza
Excerpts from Blade Tribune, Jan. 25, 1988
ZONIANS MEET IN GREECE
Three Zonians are pictured here in Athens,
Greece in December 1987. Steve and Bryant were
passing through Athens on business with the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration. Mark is stationed in
Athens with the U.S. Air Force, and wishes to say
"hello" to all his Zonian friends.
Mark Givens, Steve Tochterrn, Bryant
Chevalier, at the Athens, Greece, air-
m- A A
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
WHAT IS IT?
by Jack deGrumnnd
A comment on the concept of what the Panama
Canal Society represents, and the basic belief of
the esteem in which the society should be recog-
It seems that the society's membership contin-
ues to remain strong and active. However, there
are some eligible Zonians who just haven't felt
the need to join. I feel they should be a part of
one of the Panama Canal Societies or groups around
the country, as many do.
I would like to comment on what our societies
really can mean. One of our biggest events is the
Florida Society's Annual Reunion. What a terrific
event it is, to draw us all together. Everybody
has a great time in seeing old friends again, par-
ticipating in the functions, socializing with
everyone, and dancing their feet off at the Ball.
This all might give the effect that the soci-
eties are purely social in nature just get to-
gether, have a good time and nothing more. But
there is a deeper purpose for which we join to-
Most of us, who have been with the societies in
Florida or California for a long time, believe
that membership in the societies is more meaning-
ful that "purely social." The social part of mem-
bership only follows the original purpose and
motivation for the creation of the societies.
The motivation of the original organizers of
the societies was a desire to perpetuate the fel-
lowship of friends and Zonians whose lives and
experiences in the Canal Zone bound them together.
They lived and worked in a unique society, with a
close association as students in school, in their
work, church activities, social clubs, sports and
many other daily functions, where they enjoyed a
special rapport with each other.
Many of us were born in the Canal Zone area,
which was our only home. Our parents came from the
United States in the early construction days, met
and were married in the Canal Zone; others came
individually, or as families, and all became one
big society. We made our life in the Canal Zone a
heritage from our parents. Others also established
their identity as Zonians when they arrived on the
Some young Zonians in our early years, during
the 1940's, joined a society called "The Panama
Canal Old-Timers' Sons and Daughters Society," to
honor our parents, and to recognize our associa-
tion with the Panama Canal Project, as well as to
have the opportunity to be together in a recog-
We all had the realization of the importance of
our jobs in the various fields of work there. We
were proud to work for our government, and to be
a part of one of the greatest American engineering
projects, the American Panama Canal, and its con-
tinuing successful operation over the years.
Each generation has had its share of experience
there, and has seen many changes over the years.
But anyone who lived a part of his life in the
Canal Zone community, or was associated with the
Canal and its operation, will have a special feel-
ing of pride to have been a part of it.
I believe that when the Panama Canal Societies
were formed, it was to commemorate the great Pan-
ama Canal project, the sacrifices and work of all
of the people who participated in its construction
and operation and maintenance, who, over the years
have made it a world-renowned waterway from ocean
to ocean, with its tremendous service to world
There are many commemorative societies and or-
ganizations, each formed for a special purpose,
and many also have social activities; so, do not
let us class our societies as purely social, or
we'll miss the boat.
When a Zonian dies, he doesn't go to Heaven,
and he doesn't go to Hell he takes a trip on the
Love Boat back through the Panama Canal.
Gladys and Bob Turner with Dee Brannon
from Dallas, Texas.
UNION CHURCH CALENDAR INFO
(This letter was forwarded to the Editor for
publication by Mr. Vernon Douglas of St. Peters-
burg who thought it may be beneficial to those who
still want calendars.)
"Dear Mr. Douglas:
...We certainly do appreciate your inquiring
about the calendars for 1988. At this time we are
unable to fill your order because all of the cal-
endars have been sold.
There is a small possibility that some remain
unsold and that when the person returns to Panama,
she will have them available. At this time I have
been advised that all have been sold.
After having gone without printing them for a
year, we were hesitant to resume printing on an
enormous scale, however, we will begin selecting
slides for the calendars to be off the press in
May I add your name to our list for information
to be sent to you at that time, Mr. Douglas?
The calendars are one of my favorite things
about Panama and I do love them too.
If you know of anyone who would like to be add-
ed to our mailing list to receive information
about buying, would you be so kind as to send the
names and addresses to us for adding to our files.
This seems to be a very good way to make contact
with people who are not on the lists, but would
like to know that the calendars will be available
Should any calendars appear, Mr. Douglas, I
will mail them to you and will advise you of the
total costs. In that event, would you want to pay
for having them sent by air so that you can enjoy
them during this year?...
Margaret J. Powell
President, Woman's Auxilary
Box 3664, Balboa, R.P.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF
Bill McGann of Curundu, son of Alice and Ted
McGann of Orlando, enjoyed a two-week tour of Cen-
tral Europe at the invitation of the Texas/Calif-
ornia Pageant Directors, Richard Guy and Rex Holt.
Known to the group as "Pamama Bill" he acted as
one of the social escorts for the current "Miss
Texas," Courtney Gibbs, and "Miss California,"
Leaving Texas, with a plane change in Chicago,
the party of twenty arrived in Geneva, Switzerland
on November 3rd. While there, Bill accidentally
met his next-door neighbors the White's of Cur-
undu, on the ski slopes. Small world!
The next stop on the tour was Zurich and then
they traveled to Lucerne. A sleeper train carried
the party from Lucerne to Salzburg where it was
especially memorable to be taken to the 4th cent-
ury catacombs and to Mozart's birthplace.
Then it was on to Vienna, and Budapest was the
next place on the trip. There, the group attended
a performance of the Hungarian Folkloric Group;
dined at the Budapest Hilton, and tried their luck
at the casino. Leaving Budapest, they had a long
ride on the "orient Express" to reach Munich.
During their stay there, as at all the other
places they visited, many hours were spent sight-
seeing, shopping and sampling the delicious foods
of each place. An unforgettable meal at the famous
"Holbrau Hauss" amid the clinking of beer steins,
was one of the highlights of Munich.
The weary travelers touched down on American
soil on the 16th of November with a great many
memories of a wonderful trip.
Miss USA Courtney Gibbs & Bill McGann.
As an added note, Bill was in El Paso, Texas as
the guest of Guy and Rex and saw "Miss Texas" sel-
ected as the title-holder and "Miss California" as
the first runner-up in the recently held "Miss
U.S.A. Pageant. During the program directly after
"Miss Texas" was shown being crowned "Miss USA,"
the cameras panned to the Texas group in the au-
dience and standing directly behind Guy and Rex,
Bill was seen jumping up and down, clapping his
hands joyfully over his head on national tele-
He has been invited by Guy and Rex to go with
them to Taiwan for the "Miss Universe" Pageant to
be held there the latter part of May. One may be
certain that Bill will be rooting "Miss USA" on to
BILL GRADY THANKS EVERYONE
Bill Grady, former Legislative Representative
for the Panama Canal Society of Florida, and also
an active member, wishes to thank everyone for
their thoughtful cards of condolences upon the
passing away of his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Beth)
Grady on February 17, 1988.
Bill says he has received about 50 cards from
friends during his bereavement. He wishes to ans-
wer them all, but is incapable of writing at this
time, and has expressed his desire to thank all
their friends through this medium.
Bill's new address is: c/o Dove's Nest, 825 E.
Plum, Lakeland, FL 33801.
MARGE HOLLOWAY SETTLED
A short note for the Record. After so much
moving, I don't really know where I am.
After Ross passed away, I was and am lost, but
I go to bed in a new retirement home called the
Atriun on the ground floor, located at 2431 N.W.
41st. Street, Apartment 1413, Gainesville, Florida
32606. Phone: (904) 335-0316.
Have never really gotten better from my broken
hip, so I now have a little electric scooter cal-
led a Sierra. It works fine if you keep it on a
"charge" every night.
One good thing is that I'm near my children and
they have been a big help to me in more ways than
This will be my last move, I can assure you,
unless they kick me out for not paying my rent.
Won't be seeing you at the Reunion this year -
will wait to see what next year brings.
Regards to you and all those great folks run-
ning the Reunion. Keep up the good work.
RATHGEBER SISTERS UNITE
Three of the Rathgeber sisters, Norine Lucas,
Louise Hunt and Bernice Jackson were all together
in February staying at the Jackson's home in Port
One day, a picture of Bessie Lyons appeared on
the front page of the St. Petersburg Times. She is
now living at the Drew Village Nursing Center in
Clearwater. Fred and Bessie Lyons were close
friends of our parents, John and Nora Rathgeber in
the Canal Zone. We had lost touch with her several
years ago, so we were delighted to see the famil-
iar smiling face. She is now 95 and although we
are not sure that she will remember our visit to
her at the nursing home, we certainly will never
Louise Hunt, Bernice Jackson, Norine
Lucas, and Bessie Lyons, front.
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Back L-R: Bernice Jackson, Betty Roe,
Shorty Morris, Thelma Reppe, Norine
Lucas. Front L-R: Dot Yost, June May,
Vonna Huldtquist, Louise Hunt, Anne
We also had a great get together with several
of our cousins while we were in Florida. What fun
we had that afternoon catching up on news of fam-
ilies and friends. Three of our cousins, all Ham-
belton sisters, live in St. Petersburg and sur-
rounding areas Vonna Huldtquist, June May, and
Elizabeth "Shorty" Morris. (Shorty passed away
very suddenly only 10 days after this picture was
taken). Thelma Volz Reppe from Columbus, Ohio (she
worked in the Accounting Division in the 40's
and early 50's); Betty Ratbgeber Roe and Dot Rath-
geber Yost from Dothan, Alabama; our sister-in-law
Annie Carpenter Rathgeber from Tallahassee, and
Anna Van Siclen Wright. Anna wouldn't get in our
picture because she was not a "kinnin cousin." Vic
May was there too and ended up being our official
FROM HANK GOLDMANN JR:
Susan and I are now residing, with our two boys
in Madison, Alabama. I'm working for the Tennessee
Valley Authority Brownsferry Nuclear Plant.
Susan is playing cello for the Huntsville Symphony
My parents, residing in Auburn, Alabama, de-
light in the closeness of our residences. Sylvia
and Henry are healthy and enjoying their retire-
ment. We see our folks every other week how
Thanks for your work in keeping the Society's
Hank Goldnnnn, Jr.
FROM "MOUSE" FIORI IN ALASKA
Hello from the last frontier!!!
This is "Mouse" (alias Paul Fiori, BHS'76)
dropping a line from Anchorage, Alaska. Yes, we
are still under 3 feet plus of snow but it's been
in the 40's for the last two days, so I'm looking
forward to digging the boats out from under.
It has been a very busy winter and all's been
fun. We've been enjoying the Fur Rendezvous when
all the trappers come to town to trade and get
rowdy. Some come by dog-sled but most by trucks or
jeeps now-a-days. If not for all the snow and leaf
less trees, this reminds me of other states of
mind in the Canal Zone!
Last I've heard from other Zonies here is that
Mary Ellen McGann is moving to warmer climes, i.e.
Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Marita Griffin is still
here ar Fort Richardson.
On the train to Whittier and shrimping in
Prince William Sound, I was wearing my 12-year old
montuno hat, and some big burly fella started
joking about a sun hat in Alaska. Well, I called
him a nasty word and then passed him a Cerveza
Panama (yes, we get them here) and introduced my-
self. Well, son of wahoo if it wasn't one of the
Marlo boys from Gamboa. Fun weekend, but haven't
seen him since. Met another Zonian (retired) at my
favorite watering hole but can't remember his
name. Must have been years ago!
After 10 years in the Air Force and seeing the
world from the Phillipeans to Korea, Africe to
Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Europe, I have settled
down to a comfortable civil service job as a traf-
fic manager with the Alaska Air National Guard.
Being a wekk-end warrior is nice and we only go
when and where we want to. But alas, I can't go to
Panama next month on our rotation. Boy, what I
would give to jump off Cocoli Bridge at 2 a.m.,
dive in the French Cut and wear out a pair of
Levi's going down the slide!
As for the rest of the Fiori clan Dante and
Cynthia are in Washington, D.C.; Julie (BHS'73) is
in Langley AFB, Va.; Jeannie (BHS'75) is raising
horses and cain in Texarkana, Tx.; I'm in Alaska;
Vicki (BHS'77) is in Florida somewhere, and Balboa
Burnout Mark is part of the rat-race in Los Angel-
es, Ca. adding to the clan fishing and motor-
cycling with Mark Mallard.
Also with the Air Guard is one of the Douglas
boys from Howard, and another maliaite from Rain-
bow City. We will try to get together for a Zonian
in Alaska photo, soon I hope!
Well, must get going to do some ice-fishing
before the ice gets rotten and the sun goes down!
Feel free to contact me at (907) 243-7361.
Kimberly Jones in her
uniform as ace pitcher of
the varsity softball team
of Bishop Amat High
School. Kim, a resident
of Diamond Bar, Calif-
ornia, is the daughter of
Gil and Camille (Ellis)
Jones (BHS 1952 and 1956)
and the younger sister of
The photograph was
taken from an advertise-
ment of a well known
sports shop in Culver
City, California. The
numbers indicate the
stock numbers of the item
Getting ready for the 1988 Panama Canal
Society Reunion Carnaval Fashion Show
to be presented at the Panazonian Dance.
Designs of men and women's apparel by
Andy P. Lim. L-R: Jo Ring, Tracey Mar-
shall, Dona Porter, Robin Vranicar, Ray-
J6nkopings Westra Tandsticksfabriks
CA A AMp PROF
CANAL ONE MATCHES
1 MADE IN SWEDEN
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KIMBERLEY JONES MODEL
EASTER GET-TOGETHER WITH BREADENS
Old friends gathered at Bill & Laura Breadens'
home in Davie, Florida on Easter for a barbeque
and Easter egg hunt (for the children and Kenny
The guests included Linda Sherry who visited
from Tampa; Robert and Millie (Alcaide) Donaldson
with their children, Michael and Katrina; Kenny
and Lee (Nickisher) Gaul and their daughter Nikki;
Fred and Terri (Hunt) Watkins with their children
Michael and Jennifer. Gerald Nowotney also attend-
ed while his wife and daughter Alexandra were
visiting New York.
Back, L-R: Bill with Ananda, Robert with
Katrina, Millie, Fred, Terri, Kenny with
his belly, Lee with Nikki. Front L-R:
Michael Donaldson, Jennifer, Michael
hWtkins, Laura with Christina, Linda and
CAPT. JIM'S BASS TOURNAMENT
Capt. Jim's 2nd Annual Bass Tournament was held
January 2, 1988 at Gatun Lake for James P. Young
of Camano Island, Washington.
Their flyer reads, "Bring your boat, your beer,
and your buddies, and join us at Gatun Lake for a
day of fun, fishing, and foolishness! Start as
early as you like, but meet us at Abbott's Island
for the weigh-in at 1:00 p.m. There will be a Fish
Fry and party afterwards where fabulous prizes
will be awarded! For more information, call the
Young brothers at 52-5008/5473/6947. $5.00 per
Photo shows the group, and the winner of the
tournament for the Biggest Fish was Chris Totter,
with Darren Jack Young a close second.
Camano Island, WA
L-R back row: Gary Abbott, Chris Trot-
ter, Heorge Hayes, K.B. Ritchie, Frank
Young, Kirk Kunkel, Will McConaughy, T.
Chevalier, Pat Williams. Front L-R: Capt
Jim Young, grandson James Young, Sean
Williams, Tom Ellis.
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
The American occupation of the Canal Zone began
on May 4, 1904. The Canal was declared officially
open on August 15, 1920.
Tide extremes and changes are three hours
earlier on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus than
on the Pacific.
The lifting load capacity of the cranes Ajax
and Hercules is 250 tons.
The Canal Zone Code of laws, civil and criminal
is patterned after the statutes of California.
Gatun Lake with an area of 163 square miles of
water, os one of the largest artificial bodies of
fresh water in the world. It is exceeded by Bould-
er Lake with an area of 226 square miles.
Henry Clay in 1835, 20 years before its event-
ual completion, advocated in Congress that the
United States should construct and operate a rail-
road across the Isthmus.
That on August 7, 1913, the President of the
United States signed an order prohibiting the un-
authorized use of "flying machines" in the Canal
That the Governor's house is the old Governer's
house from Culebra which was moved into town and
That the houses in San Juan Place in Ancon are
part of the old insane asylum which was part of
Gorgas Hospital in 1907-1908?
Here are (or were) the 1951 Police Pals.
Back row: Bill Hughes, manager Luke Pal-
unbo, Barry Davison and coach Elmer Mid-
dlebrook. Middle row: Mike Brians, Les-
ter Bailey, Jim Longo, Bob Hamilton,
Charlie Leves and John Burgess. Front:
Donald Hunphrey, Eddie Pabon, Toary Gar-
cia and Larry Howard.
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Taken in back of what was then, Crist-
obal School, 'on Colon Beach. Building
was later the Elementary School. In
those days, 1st floor was Elementary and
2nd floor was the High School. There
wre 10 students in the class. Al Doyle
is not pictured.
Back row, girls, L-R: Lillian Cotton,
Alice Stilson, Kathryn Burgoon, Etha
Bevington. Front, boys, L-R: Kenneth
Green, Harlan Holrnood, Al Sears, Jack
Fields, Lindale Davies. This was the en-
tire class of C.H.S., Class of 1920.
submitted by J.B. Fields
rffe 'Panama wInj
Part 2 of 2 parts, starting in the
March 1988 issue.
One of Morgan's first acts as master of Panama
was to order a party of men to take to sea in a
barque found intact in the harbor. They were to
sail in pursuit of the escaping galleon, which was
known to be heading for the offshore islands of
Tabogo and Tabogilla in the alluringly-name Pearl
S Archipelago. Had the party not taken on a heavy
ballast of Peruvian wine and Panamanian women,
they might have managed to overtake their prey.
As it was, they failed to find it and settled for
a quick raid on the Pearl Islands, returning with
prisoners, goods and about 20,000 pieces of eight.
The pearl among these prisoners was a seiiora
of extraordinary beauty, the wife of a wealthy
Panamanian merchant in Peru on business. She and
many others had fled to the islands seeking refuge
from the buccaneer onslaught. A considerable vol-
ume of romantic fiction has speculated on her re-
lationship with Morgan. The American author, John
Steinbeck, in his first novel, Cup of Gold, went
so far as to make the sefiora herself the obsession
which drew Morgan to Panama. It seems certain,
in any case, that Morgan did desire her and that,
at least initially, she deferred satisfaction of
his lust. When chivalrous courtship failed,
though, Morgan took a rougher approach. He had
the obstinate sefiora stripped and thrown alone in-
to a dark, dismal cell. Whether she eventually
submitted is not known. Her only bargaining
point, albeit a powerful one, was that violation
would lower her ransom value.
Having missed the easy pickings in Panama's
thousands of fine houses, the buccaneers resorted
to a well-tested method of collecting booty.
Panama had burnt before the conquerors had time
to loot the churches and fine houses. In order
to collect enough booty to make the expedition
worthwhile, they harried the countryside around
the dead city relentlessly and brutally. Their
method was straight forward. Prisoners taken,
male or female, lay or clerical, were interrogated
on the spot. If information was not forthcoming
about the location of the cache of household sil-
ver or the like, the victim was at once put to
An eyewitness account by Exquemelin, who went
to Panama as a buccaneer surgeon, tells in grue-
some detail of the wide variety of tortures
commonly used by his comrades, and by the Spanish
whenever the tables were turned. For example,
outside a large plantation house near Panama, a
party of buccaneers found a crippled servant wan-
dering in a daze. When they questioned him about
a silver key he was carrying and the whereabouts
of the coffer it fit, he made no response.
In no mood for delay, the buccaneers subjected
the servant to a series of manoeuvres, escalating
in severity. The ancient practice of bastinado
was performed first. Several of the men beat
their victim sharply with sticks, concentrating
on his buttocks and the soles of his feet. As this
spanking had no effect, the man was next strappa-
doed. His hands were bound behind his back and
he was hoisted by them with a rope and pulley.
From a considerable height he was let drop, but
was jerked up short before hitting the ground.
This wrenching yo-yo procedure was repeated until
the man's shoulders and elbows were completely
dislocated. Continued silence gained the fellow
a woolding. A knotted cord was gradually tight-
ened around his forehead until his eyes bulged
out. Seeing that even this agony failed to jog
the man's memory, the buccaneers grew annoyed and
began torture in earnest.
More dead than alive, he was hoisted again,
this time by his genitals. While raising and
dropping him strappado-fashion, the rovers sliced
off his nose and ears with their cutlasses, seared
his flesh with torches and gave him continual bas-
tinado. By now incapable of speech, the still-
living corpse became of no further interest. One
of his tormentors delivered the coup de grace with
a thrust of a lance.
In one respect the rovers treated themselves
harshly as well. All booty taken, down to the
least item, was held in common, for later apprai-
sal and distribution according to the shares set
in the chasse parties. Any discovered attempt at
private enterprise was punished by summary execu-
The division of the loot.
After the buccaneers had racked Panama with a
aionth of extortion and foul murder, Morgan judged
they had reached a point of diminishing returns.
Late in February 1671 with a train of 175 mules
loaded with modest spoils and with the remaining
unransomed prisoners, Morgan and his men left the
scene of their crimes. The Spanish army, after
their rout in January, had evaporated into the
hills and, despite de Guzman's exhortations, never
reassembled. If the Governor really had been pre-
paring to invade Jamaica, as the Council had
asserted in Morgan's commission, precious little
had survived of either soldiers or supplies for
such an undertaking.
At Venta Cruz, the long-suffering seiora manag-
ed to arrange her own ransom. She sent a monk to
collect it, but on his return to the buccaneer
camp he bought freedom instead for several of his
brothers. His double-cross was quickly discovered
by Morgan, who, in a gentlemanly mood, immediately
released the lady. The treacherous monk was seiz-
ed and, no doubt, dispatched to answer for his sin
before Him whose commandments he should better
have heeded in life.
Between fire and sword, Panama had been totally
destroyed and its population dispersed, captured
or slain. So complete was Panama's undoing that
its site was abandoned. Healing green growth soon
covered the terrible scar. later, Panama La Nueva
was built at a more defensible location farther
along the coast. So massive were its walls that,
when informed of their cost, the Spanish King is
said to have rushed to his palace window in Madrid
exclaiming that he had expected to see its golden
towers gleaming over the western horizon.
As the buccaneers marched back to San Lorenzo,
mutinous murnurs arose blaming the small amount
of booty on deceitful withholding by Morgan and
his captains. It seemed to many unbelievable that
the legendary treasures of Panama has eluded them.
To allay suspicion, Morgan ordered an immediate
search of everything and everyone, starting with
himself. No personal cache was discovered and
Morgan was absolved. It was made clear to all,
though, that the ordinary seaman's share of the
loot would indeed be pitifully slight. The bucca-
neers had seized the oyster, but the Irishman's
alarm had snatched the pearl from it. The escaped
galleon had been crammed with Panama's wealth;
over five million pieces of eight from the royal
treasury, together with jewel-encrusted gold and
silver church altarpieces and the fortunes of many
At San lorenzo, the expedition found the bucca-
neer garrison at the end of its resources. The
men, having consumed everything normally edible,
has resorted to shooting and eating the loathsome
buzzards which still fed upon the unburied fes-
tering corpses of the Spanish killed during Brad-
Appraisal and division of the spoils was done
at San lorenzo. After all deductions for bonuses,
injury compensation and the like, the standard
seaman's share came to only 200 pieces of eight.
This was practically nothing at all considering
the hardships endured and was nuch less than that
of previous voyages. Nevertheless, the expedition
was ended; there was no more to be said or done,
at least not by Morgan. Without notice, he and
some of the British captains and crews sailed be-
fore dawn for Jamaica, leaving the rest to recri-
minate and fend for themselves.
Port Royal gave its buccaneers admiral a hero's
welcome. On 31st May 1671 Morgan reported in per-
son to the Jamaican Council on the fulfillment of
his commission. The Council, with Modyford pre-
siding, approved his actions and officially thank-
In London, however, the raid provoked a more
mixed reaction. It did appeal to patriotic, anti-
Spanish sentiment, especially strong because of
fears of a Papist threat to the Protestant
Succession. In his diary, which was a mirror of
much Restoration Court opinion, John Evelyn, Sec-
retary of the Privy Council, remarked on 19th Aug-
ust 1671 that "...the Exploit at Panama...was very
brave:", addition with even higher praise, that
"Such an action had not ben don since the famous
Official reaction, however, was obliged to
differ from opinion. The Spanish ambassador had
made known to King Charles his sovereighn's ex-
treme, and understandable, displeasure. Admittedly
the Treaty of Madrid had been concluded in August
of 1670, after Morgan's commission had been signed
and the raid had occurred within the grace period
allowed for full publication of the Treaty, but
it had been too much. Diplomacy demanded a ges-
ture to soothe Spanish sensibilities. Modyford
and Morgan were arrested and taken in custody to
London on the general charge of having exceeded
Arriving in London in July of 1672, Morgan
found his reception most hospitable. Under his
own recognizance while awaiting a hearing, Morgan
was toasted in many noble houses as the appeal-
ingly roguish hero of Panama. His hearing before
the Board of Trade and Plantations, two years af-
ter the raid, was an amiable affair. Respected
kinsmen from Wales and influential new London
friends spoke on his behalf. Morgan was cleared
of any wrongdoing. By the sumner of 1674, Morgan
had come into high favour with King Charles. Soon
thereafter, a chill in Anglo-Spanish relations
called for a strong hand to help guide isolated
Jamaica through the expected trouble ahead. Ex-
pressing his "particular confidence", Charles re-
comnissioned Morgan, with the style of Colonel,
as Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica and shortly be-
fore Morgan sailed back to Port Royal in December
1674, quietly knighted him.
Sir Henry Morgan appears to have remained in
Jamaica until his death in 1688. The Panama raid
had been his last exploit. Morgan seems, however,
to have dreamed of gaining greater glory and
riches. While in London in 1674, over dinner at
Lord Berkeley's house, he had boasted to diarist
Evelyn that "10,000 men would easily conquer all
the Spanish Indies,..." Given that number of
buccaneers and the support of a West India Com-
pany, Morgan might well have been able to make
good his boast.
Such a conquest, however, was not to be. The
buccaneers, whose long reign of terror had relent-
lessly humbled Spanish-American power, had been
instrumental in creating a measure of peace. In
so doing, they helped open the Caribbean to legi-
timate trade and increased northern European
settlement, all of which soon left little room for
roving. By 1697, with the conclusion of the peace
of Ryswick, both England and France brought their
freebooters firmly under control. The day of the
buccaneers had passed.
In June, 1692, a violent earthquake destroyed
Port Royal sending most of it, and its idle bucca-
neer population, into the sea. Morgans' grave al-
so went under the waves, giving him belatedly a
sea burial and anonymous rest as befits an admiral
and a rogue.
British History Illustrated
Back row, L-R: Bernice Connor, Girl
Scout Director; Mary Louise hWshabaugh,
A rtha Johnson, Diane Hickey, Darien
Dietz, Andrea hhitaker, Scout Leader
Mrs. R.E. Cox, Ruby Hall, Alice Hardwi'ck
Front row, L-R: Mary Katherine O'Brien,
Jean Searan, Kathleen Cox, Eileen Cox.
BHS STARTERS AGAINST MIAMI HIGH..
Sports spectacle of the year for Canal Zone
football fans is scheduled for Friday night, Nov-
ember 24, when Balboa High meets Miami Jackson
High, of Miami, Florida, in the first intersect-
ional scholastic event ever held in the Canal Zone
The Balboa team has rung up an amazing record
of victories since tackle football was introduced
in Zone schools last year. Coach John Fawcett will
have his charges in tip-top condition for the
Thanksgiving game in Balboa Stadium which is ex-
pected to be packed to capacity. Tickets are now
on sale for $2 each and no seats will be reserved.
Coach Fawcett presently plans to use the play-
ers shown above in the starting line-up.
Back row, L-R: Coach Fawcett; Ray Nickisher,
quarter; James May, half; Sam Maphis, full; Dick
Johnson, half; Walter Nolan, backfield coach; and
Master Sergeant George Wood, line coach.
Front row, L-R: Leon Herring, end; Carl Meiss-
ner, tackle; Dick Dillman, guard; Ralph Hulls,
center; Irwin Frank, guard; Claire Godby, tackle;
and Bill Forbes, end.
...AND THEIR HELPERS
The starters in the Balboa-Miami game will have
ample support from the bench waiting to get into
the game. These members of the varsity squad have
had plenty of experience in interscholastic games
In the back row above, L-R are: Frank Mayo,
Student Association President; T.F. Hotz, Prin-
cipal of Balboa High School; Paul Jamesson, half;
Dave Schorr, half; Bob Morris, full; Charles Up-
dike, quarter; Bob Peacher, half; and Elmer Powell
financial advisor to the student association.
Front, L-R: Ray Davidson, end; Kenneth Garrison,
tackle; Frank Bryan, guard; Ed Coe, center; Bill
Riley, guard; Jay Troup, tackle; BoB Blakely,
tackle; and Lee Brooks, end.
The Panama Canal Review
November 3, 1950
Six of the crack bowlers on the Isthmus joined
forces recently as the "Panama and Canal Zone Am-
bassadors" to represent this part of the world at
the 1960 American Bowling Congress Tournament in
The Isthmian team was one of three from outside
the United States at the tournament. The other two
were from Alaska and Saudi Arabia.
When this issue of THE REVIEW went to press,
final scores had not been received. As the tourna-
ment is conducted, each team bowls nine games,
competing by score against the other entrants.
Top bowler of the Isthmian team was Mr. Damian,
who averaged 185-190 at the Toledo meet. In the
doubles, he and Mr. Balcer finished in the top
third of the contestants.
(Bud Balcer says their scores were not sensa-
tional, but Pepe Damian and he won some money in
the doubles competition. Been so long, he can't
remember how much. Ed.)
The Panama Canal Review
July 1, 1960
L-R: Pepe Damian, Panama; Andy Fistonich, Panama;
Richard Soyster, Canal Zone; Mac Lane, Canal Zone;
Rolly Gleichman, Panama; and Robert Balcer, Canal
The small and inexpensive blue-and-white
(red striped) Chevrolet buses compete with the
larger, more comfortable orange-and-white (green
striped) models of the Canal Zone Bus Company for
the paying traffic, while at the schools, large
square-fronted, Army-green buses mix with bright
yellow (black-striped) Blue Birds with their big
flashing lights; on Central Avenue and throughout
the city are vivid splashes of color and horn and
bravado, slowly moving art museums named for once
and future loves. Ancient wooden-bodied chivas,
two benches long, "luggage" strapped to the roof
and bumpers, ply Via Espana and the highway to the
interior behind and between newer vans, plain
white except for the destinations painted across
I look up "parada" in my dictionary to learn
that it means "stop, stopping," also "rank, pause,
Parade, and dam." But I think they misspelled that
last one. "Paradero" translates as "whereabouts,
destination," and "parado" as the often perfectly
Never-the-less, for Zone kids with no cars,
these strange vehicles meant freedom "parada"
also meant, "stop right here!" even if it were in
the middle of the Forest Preserve or close to a
road where buses didn't go but hitch-hikers did.
Why not cut school and go to Pina Beach or Fort
San Lorenzo? From Balboa! And still get home in
time! Take the bus to the teen club (but get off
at the PX or Clubhouse and walk the rest of the
Didn't like the movie at your Clubhouse? a dime
got you a round trip ticket to another. Prefer the
Bella Vista Theater (or, remember Cinerama)? A
dime each way! (You remember the Cinerama? You ARE
Buses brought the kids in to the pool, bowling
alley, YMCA, the skating rink on Diablo Road. Bus-
es got us to "J" Street, where we bought new
records at Morrison's, visited hobby shops and
hardware and Hindu shops, bought cameras and
radios and lottery tickets. While today's parents
spend half their waking hours hauling their kids
around town, ours just gave us an allowance and
let us go! "I'm going to the pool, Mom! (You guess
Buses added excitement too; once, crossing the
Isthmus on a speed-chiva, it came to my attention
that the headlights kept going on and off; pot-
holes apparently served as switches (lots of
switches!). The effect of the alternating bright-
and-blackout in front proved to be less annoying
with my eyes tightly closed. And in a country
where drivers pay tax according to how often they
use their brakes, and receive rebates for horn
blasts, watching tourists cross the street was
always good for a few chuckles.
There were limits however, as Bus Racing Across
the Bridge was never destined to become an Olympic
event, just like Beat-the-train never caught on.
What was bad about buses? Being on one when a
Canal Zone brat decided to hit the window guard
bars with an egg while the bus was moving along at
about 20-30 m.p.h. was not too popular. Being on
a bus when it was stopped by a Guardia rememberr
them?) having a bad day was not great fun. Price
increases were terrible, because nobody increases
a nickel fare to six cents they double it! (I
think the Official Fare Increase mathematical for-
mula is Fe X 2 X $ X 1.5 = New Fare, where Fe is
the earliest fare you can remember, and $ is how
much the bus company thinks your father is willing
to raise your allowance).
Then one day we all grew up, and we never went
anywhere unless Someone With A Car took us. Then,
again, on one day, we got our life-style changing
driver's license ("Need something at the Commy,
Mom? Want me to put some gas in the car, Dad?")
How old were you when you found out you could
drive from Los Rios to the La Boca gas station
without driving on the Causeway?
And then, we got a car of our own, and most of
us forgot that buses ever existed, except as traf-
fic hazards driven by cretins who couldn't get out
of their own way! Aren't you ashamed! It's people
like you who make people like me write stories
Pedro Miguel Woman's Club 19??. Bot-
tom row: Peg M. Bouche, Treas.; Cather-
ine Lowe, Vice Pres.; Nancy January,
Pres.; Eve Dickson, Secy?; Hazel Kline,
Secy?. 2nd row: -- Mills; Caroline De-
deaux; -- Green, Blanche Shaw; ---. Top
row: Juanita Young, -- Dodge; Lillian
Abrams; Ida Mead; Mumie Sundquist.
Thank you for your coverage on the 1930 Track
and Field update. Once again I would like to get
in before others do.
Freddie Banan confirms my identification of
Randy Warwick. I yield to Freddie that Randy lived
in Ft. Amador he even rode a G.I. olive drab bi-
cycle back and forth to school. I also agree that
Freddie Banan is Freddie Banan (who knows better?)
and not Cecil. (Who could forget Leslie Banan and
his wonderful piano playing?).
My correction: In my previous note I stated
that Tommy Sawyer played short-stop for Cristobal
High. Rather, it was Tomny Rankin, another Crist-
obal great athlete. Who could forget his hard
play in every sport. Charlie Pescod (a great ath-
lete) was the best pitcher ever on the Isthmus of
Panama. His career in U.S. baseball ended when
Charlie was killed in the June 1944 invasion of
Add: Harry Egolf and Marvin Wheeler to Cris-
Class of 1933
BON VOYAGE PARTY TO MARJORIE, BUDDY AND WALLIE AT THE BALBOA YACHT
CLUB, AUGUST 8, 1935, Back row L-R: Bill Daniels, Toddy Lipzinski, Stanley Whaler, unknown,
unknown girl, Ned Dwelle, unknown, Art Thonpson, Dick Potter, Bob Dwelle, unknown girl, unknown girl,
unknown boy, George Whaler. 3rd Row L-R: Unknown boy, unknown girl, unknown girl, Margaret Bradley, unknown
girl, Dorothy Maessen, unknown girl, Thelma Ahlfont, Betty Golden, unknown girl, Buddy Phillips, unknown
girl, unknown boy, unknown girl, Bob Daniels, David Smith, unknown boy. 2nd Row L-R: Muriel Waters, unknown
girl, unknown girl, Peggy Neville, Georgia Reynolds, Marion Dugan, Betty Phillips, Marjorie Hallett,
Bess Stapleton, Frances Violet, unknown girl, unknown girl, Aileen Smith. Front L-R: unknown boy, unknown
boy, unknown little girl, Tom Kroner, Wallie??, Buddy Hallett, Roy Dwelle, unknown boy, unknown boy,
Harry Allen. Can anyone name the "unknowns?"
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OUR CHANGE OF ADDRESS
THE NEW ADDRESS FOR THE PANAMA
CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA IS:
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
P.O. Box 1508
PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA 34682-1508
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July 25, 1988
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BHS/CHS CLASS OF 1938 REUNION
Celebrating the 74th anniversary of the opening
of the Panama Canal, and their own 50th anniver-
sary, the 1938 classes of BHS and CHS and friends
will gather at Winter Park, Colorado from August
18 through August 21, 1988.
EVENTS: Thursday August 18 Chuckwagon Supper at
Friday August 19 BANQUET dinner and
entertainment @ $20.00 each.
Saturday August 20 BBQ Supper, followed
by a Rodeo, at Fraser, a few miles west of
Winter Park. Supper approx. $5. Rodeo $2 -
no advance needed.
CAMPFIRE COOKOUT, BBQ Chicken, singing
cowboys, travel by horseback ($22 each)
or haywagon ($15 each) no payment need-
ed in advance choose activity.
Daytime spent sightseeing, golf,, fishing, white-
water rafting, tour of historical sites, looking
at films, slides and scrapbooks in Recreation Hall
of HI COUNTRY HAUS, our headquarters.
Accommodations: Call 1-800-228-1025, ask for PAN
CANAL REUNION 15% discount condo Apartments,
from studios to 3 bedroom, 2 bath units. Traveling
with pets? Call Margaret (Meigs) Molloy, Area Code
Send checks for Banquet and Chuckwagon Supper
to Roy Kennedy, PC REUNION, 2910 So. Corona,
Englewood, CO 80110 (Dot Kalar's husband has of-
fered to be our Treasurer, for which I am most
Full details will be sent by HI COUNTRY HAUS
and/or several regional chairmen Colorado Soc-
iety is the Committee for this one and we are all
looking forward to seeing you.
BHS CLASS OF 1943
We are planning a get-together in San Diego,
September 9-11 at the West Coast Reunion of the
Panama Canal Society of Southern California,
scheduled at the Bahia Hotel. If you are inter-
ested please contact Isabelle Zemer Lively, 17854
Carriger Rd., Sonoma, CA 95486, or William Diez,
16406 Havenhurst, Houston, TX 77059.
CHS CLASS OF 1943
Cristobal High School Class of 1943 are plan-
ning their 45th Class Reunion to be held June 30-
July 2. We are planning a spectacular event.
We are looking for the following Classmates:
Gladys Rubio Blankenship
Anyone having any information of the where-
abouts of these folks please contact:
Jack Bain 9318 Queenston Drive, Crestwood, MO.
93126. (314) 849-2290.
Muriel Whitman 5711 53rd Avenue N., St. Peter-
sburg, FL 33709. (813) 544-0214.
BHS CLASS OF 1945
Attention graduates! Mannie Quintero is com-
piling a list of our class where we are what
we've done what we are doing, etc. So many years
have gone by that many of us have nearly lost
touch. If you are a member of BHS'45 and would
like us to know your whereabouts and where-with-
all, drop Mannie a card to: 4375 Greenberry Lane,
Annandale, VA 22003.
CHS-BHS CLASS OF '53
The combined reunion of CHS-BHS, Class of 1953
is officially on. Friday night, July 1, 1988 at
the Tanpa Hilton 5:30 PM. Hors d'oevres and cash
bar. Come one, come all! We'd love to see you.
There will be a short time for the '53s but lots
of time to visit. Remember, these smaller gather-
ings are loaded with memories. So, all you 50's
out there make sure you join the fun. We're still
looking for class members, so please contact Edna
Hart Musso, 7190 Tropical Way, Plantation, Fla.,
33317 or Kathryn Argo Molinaro, 25031 Jutland Dr.,
Hemet, CA 92344.
BHS CLASS OF 1954 REUNION
We will celebrate the 35th anniversary of our
graduation in 1989, in conjunction with the Pan-
ama Canal Society Reunion. It will be our first
reunion since graduating, and we want to bring to-
gether as many of our classmates as possible,
including those who would have graduated with us
but did not for whatever reason. We invite all
members of the CHS Class of 1954 who wish to join
us. The persons to contact are:
Rolando A. Linares, Jr. June (Rowley) Stevenson
P.O. Box 37301, PAC 0117 P.O. Box 37301, PAC 0102
Washington, D.C. 20013 Washington, D.C. 20013
In the U.S.A.:
Marguerite (Neal) Robles
3226 Mulberry Drive
Clearwater, FL 34621
John (Jack) Corrigan
2414 Timbercrest Cir. W.
Clearwater, FL 34625
CHS CLASS OF '64 REUNION
Carol (LaCroix) Church has offered to assist
Robert Delano Martin in contacting as many CHS
'64 grads as possible for our 25th class reunion.
to be held in the summer of '89. We could use a
lot of help. To all CHS '64 grads reading this,
please send either Robert or me your name, address
and telephone number plus the names and addresses
of fellow grads you may know. The summer of '89 is
not far away and to make this one of the "Best Re-
unions" ever, a lot of time is needed for plan-
ning. Please contact me (Carol LaCroix Church) at
1436 Starboard St., N.W., Palm Bay, FL 32907. Tel:
(305) 724-1299, or Robert Delano Martin at 4409
Malaga Dr., Austin, TX 78759. Tel: (512) 345-9473.
30TH CLASS REUNION BHS/CHS IN '88
The BHS/CHS classes of 1958 are planning a 30th
year joint class reunion at the 1988 Panama Canal
Reunion. PLEASE LET US KNOW WHERE YOU ARE! Send
your name and address, and that of any classmate
you know about to: Mickey Klunder (Lavallee), 7220
N.W. 10th Place, Plantation, FL 33313, or Wendy
Corrigan (Cotton), 7601 W. John Cabot, Peoria, AZ
CHS-BHS CLASS REUNION OF 1963
The 1963 CHS-BHS Class Reunion spon-
sored by Committee Representatives Chris
Skeie and Bev Vaughn, for July 28, 29,
30, 1988 has been cancelled due to con-
flict of interests.
For further information concerning a
BHS-CHS Class of 1963 Reunion, contact
Leslie Hendricks Litzenberger (215) 896-
BHS CLASS OF 1963
The official BHS class of '63 25th reunion will
be held June 30-July 3 at the Ashley Plaza Hotel
in Tampa, Florida. Due to extraordinary responses,
the Official Reunion Committee has changed the
time and place in accordance with the wishes of
our former classmates. Please contact the follow-
ing for more information:
Lesley Hendricks Litzenberger (215) 896-6413
Carla Elich Revell (206) 542-1931
Peggy Flynn Mattey (716) 426-169
Ed Wilder (713) 392-5263
Gibby Freund (Panama) 52-2724
Celia Cronin Miller (408) 281-8612
CHS CLASS OF '68
11 WE NEED YOU?
ADDRESSES ARE COMING IN
SLOW. SEND YOUR WHERE-
ABOUTS TODAY. OUR 20TH
REUNION ISN'T THAT FAR OFF.
* ALSO THOSE WHO WOULD
HAVE GRADUATED WITH US.
RENEE (BALLOU) KRIMMINGER
5917 CHERRYCREST LANE
e CHARLOTTE, NC 28210'
BHS CLASS OF 1968
Plans are underway to have a reunion of class-
mates from BHS Class of 1968 in conjunction with
the Annual Panama Canal Society Reunion in Tanpa
in 1988. Can you believe it has been Twenty Years?
We are hoping to have a special event for our
class one night and enjoy the other Annual Reunion
We are starting early in hopes to reach as many
'68 graduates as possible to make our reunion a
great one! Please write to either of us below, or
give us a call. If you know of other classmates,
give us their addresses too. We will try to com-
pile a mailing list to send out information and
news. Let us hear from you SOON!
John Disharoon, Qmn. Rae E. Donaldson
117 N.W. Lincoln Cir. N. 11634 E. 183rd St. Apt G
St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Artesia, CA 90701
(813) 521-2966 213-809-0018
Kathie Johnstone Harry Stinson
P.O. Box 879 4849 Alamont Drive
Huntsville, AL 35804 Montgomery, AL 36116
205-379-2563 (205) 281-7368
BHS CLASS OF '69
The BHS Class of '69 needs to get organized for
our 20th Reunion!! We want your address, and those
of any other you have! Write to:
Hospitality Suite on Thursday between the hours of
1:00 and 4:00 p.m. The packets contain important
information regarding this event and we would hate
for someone to miss out. If you are not going to
be able to pick up your packet, please be sure and
have someone pick it up for you.
Again the packets will be in the Hospitality
Suite between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on
Should you have any questions, please contact
Betty K. LeDoux Frassrand
P. 0. Box 1303
Dade City, FL 33525
P. O. Box 1847
Soldotna, AK 99669
Gail Goodrich Totten
PSC Box 655
APO Miami, FL 34007
CHS CLASS OF '69
We are planning a reunion in 1989 and we need
everyone's addresses. Please send your address and
any others you may have.
P.S. Parents of our classmates, could you also
give us a hand by sending us their addresses or
have them get in touch with us.
Maria (Kerley) Hernandez
291 El Dorado Parkway
Plantation, FL 33317
Marie (Wheeler) Partik
4820 S.W. 170 Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33331
Glenda (Lewis) Kochel
6036 Knight Ridge Way
Alexandria VA 22310
1210 Tanworth Dr.
Houston, TX 77015
BHS 1978 CLASS REUNION
Plans have been finalized and letters have been
sent out to everyone for the BHS'78 Reunion that
will be held in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society of Florida Reunion in July 1988. If you
haven't received a letter, drop me a line or call
me! We promise that everyone will have a great
time. Contact: Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman, 14038
Citrus Pointe Drive, Tanpa, FL 33625. 813-920-6786
CHS CLASS OF 1978
Time sure flies! In less than a month, we
will all be together to celebrate our 10 year re-
union. Hopefully, we can somehow put our four
hours together on slow motion so that we will all
be able to enjoy each and every minute to the
Please remember to pick up your packets in the
971 SW 7th St.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
BHS'79 CLASS REUNION
Will Hall would like to hear from members of
BHS Class of 1979 who are interested in a class
reunion. Please contact him at: LT. Will Hall, USN
VA-22-NAS, LeMoore, CA 93246. (209) 924-2101.
CHS CLASS OF 1979 REUNION?
Since I will be returning to the United States
in February 1989, that same year will be my 10
year high school reunion from Cristobal High.
I would like to locate all my old classmates and
to find out if they would be interested in a re-
union, and if so, to contact me. Sgt. Lynnette
(Leni) Stokes, AFSOUTH Box 119, FPO New York, N.Y.
GULF COAST PICNIC
A no-host picnic will be held starting at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 1988 at the Davis
Bayou Canpground of the Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore, off Hwy. 90 at Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
All ex-Zonians in the area or passing through are
cordially invited to attend.
For those with trailers or RVs, Davis Bayou has
campsites with electric and water hookups and a
dump station. For camping details, contact the
Assistant Superintendent, Gulf Islands National
Seashore, 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.
For picnic details, contact Owen or Gerda Smith,
BALBOA BAPTIST CHURCH REUNION
Any member of the First Baptist Church, Balboa,
interested in having a Reunion in conjunction with
the Panama Canal Society of Florida Annual Reunion
this year, please contact Ken and Dottie Manthorne
at 395 Viscaya Circle, Deltona, FL 32738, or call:
MASONIC LUNCHEON DURING REUNION
I am pleased to announce that the SECOND ANNUAL
DISTRICT GRAND MASTER'S LUNCHEON is again going to
be held in Tanpa, Florida, on Friday, July 1, 1988
commencing at one o'clock in the afternoon in the
Hyatt Regency Hotel Tampa Center.
The luncheon will again coincide with the Pan-
ama Canal Society of Florida Reunion. This year
the luncheon will be open to all Masons and their
ladies who have, or have had, membership in a
"Canal Zone" Masonic Body. The cost will be $10.00
per person to help defray the cost of the meal. A
pay-as-you-go bar will be available. Dress is
Reservations can be made by sending the Reser-
vation Form in this notice to: Cliff Beatty, 3922
Barcelona St. W., Tampa, FL 33629-6803, and en-
closing your personal check made out to: DISTRICT
GRAND LODGE AT THE PANAMA CANAL. Reservations will
be accepted through Saturday, June 18.
It will be my pleasure to report to you on the
state of Masonry here at the Panama Canal, to in-
clude not only the Blue Lodges, but also the Scot-
tish and York Rites, the Shrine, Eastern Star,
Rainbow and DeMolay. We will also have the M.W.
Thomas R. Dougherty, Past Grand Master of New Jer-
sey, and Director of the Masonic Service Associa-
tion of the United States' Hospital Visitation
Program as speaker.
If you have any questions please drop me a note
at the following address: Charles R. Lavallee, PSC
Box 549, APO Miami, FL 34002.
PLEASE address the envelope EXACTLY as the ad-
dress appears above! DO NOT put any Masonic titles
or refer to any Masonic Bodies.
R.W. Charles R. Lavallee
District Grand Master
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DISTRICT GRAND MASTER'S LUNCHEON
Send to: Cliff Beatty
3922 Barcelona St. W.
Tampa, FL 33629-6803
I desire reservations for the District
Grand Master's Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency
Tampa, FL., on July 1, 1988. My check in the
anmunt of $ is enclosed for these
reservations at $10.00 each.
PCSOFL SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON/MEETING
September 10, 1988
Sahib Shrine Temple, Sarasota, Fla.
The September Luncheon/ Meeting of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida will be held at the Sahib
Shrine Temple, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, Fla.
on September 10, 1988, starting at 11:30 a.m.
The menu is: A salad plate with Chicken and a
Ham Salad, Fresh Fruit, Rolls, Dessert, Coffee and
Tea. Cost per person is $8.75.
Chairpersons are Jay Cain, Marion Greene and
Directions are shown on the attached map.
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PCSOFL SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON/MEETING
September 10, 1988
Sahib Shrine Temple, Sarasota, Fla.
Please make reservations for me at $8.75
per person. Total enclosed $
Make checks payable to: Panama Canal Society
of Florida, Inc.
MAIL TO: Panama Canal Society of Florida
P.O. Box 1508
Palm Harbor, FL 34682-1508
Telephone Number: ( ) -
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PANAMA CANAL WEST COAST REUNION SEPTEMBER 9,10,11, 1988
998 WEST MISSION BAY DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92109
MAIL ROOM RESERVATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL.
DATES OF MEETINGS
RATES: Single Double
NUMBER IN PARTY DEPOSIT ENCLOSED $
All rates subject to 7% room tax. Please advise us of late arrival. ENCLOSE FIRST
NIGHT ROOM DEPOSIT. Room rates: Single $62.00 Double $66.00. This is a special
rate for our reunion. After August 9, rooms subject to availability.
LIVE MUSIC BY TITO MOUYNES OF PANAMA
Deadline for reservations is August 31, 1988. Mail checks to PANAMA CANAL WEST COAST
REUNION: DAVID LANE, 603 1st Street #515, Oceanside, CA 92054. Make checks payable
to REUNION ACCOUNT.
DINNER/DANCE: $31.00 per person
10% off full table for dinner/dance
(10) when purchased by one person.
Deadline: August 9, 1988
NAME AND ADDRESS EACH PERSON:
Use additional paper if necessary
BREAKFAST: $12.00 per person
Dinner/Dance @ $31 per person
Table of 10 @ 10% discount
After August 31: $36.00
Breakfast @ $12.00 each
Total enclosed $
Telephone: ( )
FRIDAY, SEPT 9 6:00 PM 8:00 PM REGISTRATION AND OPEN BAR
SATURDAY Sept 10 2:00 PM 4:00 PM REGISTRATION AND OPEN BAR
6:00 PM 8:00 PM NO HOST BAR AND DINNER
8:30 PM 1:00 AM DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF TITO MOUYNES
NO HOST BAR
Sunday, Sept 11 10:00 AM REGISTRATION
10:30 AM 1:00 PM -BREAKFAST, SLIDES OR FILM, RAFFLE, LOTTERIA
MUSIC BY TITO.
The perfect vacation spot; beautiful San Diego Bay. Close to everything, including Sea World; the Pacific
Ocean; Sightseeing; Old San Diego. Come and enjoy the gentle ocean breezes and perfect climate for that
last fling at the beach with old and new friends.
FOR FURTHER INFO, CONTACT "THE COMMITTEE:" David Lane 619-757-3717; Ken and Celine Stone 818-361-1964;
Kathryn Molinaro 714-927-2908; David and Thelma Holloell 619-424-5704: Tom and Marion Rice 213-662-0547;
Donna Bowman 619-757-3717; Conrad Horine 818-895-1681.
PAST MATRONS LUNCHEON
JUNE 30, 1988
The Canal Zone Past Matrons Associa-
tion, their guests, and Canal Zone East-
ern Star members, are invited to attend
their Luncheon, to be held on Thursday,
June 30, 1988 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
in Tampa, in the Buccaneer Suite "B"
from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
The cost is $15.00 per person, tax
and gratuity is included. Deadline for
reservations is June 24.
Send your reservations to Mary Orr,
4160 Fruitville Road, Unit 11, Sarasota,
Florida 33582, or to Adah Boughner, 2295
Mexican Way, Apt. 17, Clearwater, Flor-
CANAL ZONE NET
Dah-dit-dah-dit. Calling all amateur radio op-
erators. From Illinois and South carolina to Texas
and Florida. CZ hams coverage at 7.295 mHz on the
40-meter band at 9:15 a.m. Central Time every day.
Be there if you want a piece of the action.
Charge for 1/20th (Approx. 3x1") page is $4.
1/5th page is $16. Half page is $40. Send all
ads to PO Box 1508, Palm Harbor, FL 34682,
c/o Editor. Ads accepted from members only.
AlbeRto aNt JaNet CIaNG
Formery of Gambom Golf Club
Monday to Thursday
12300 Ulmerton Road 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Largo, FL 34644 Fri. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(813) 595-3233 Sat. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
(Under AUSTATE sign on curve) Sun. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For Sale: Canal Zone Boundary Markers, brass, 412"
diameter, 1" deep. States: "Canal Zone Boundary"
on top. $150-$200. Jim Fulton, 3566 Cosmos Street,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. (305) 622-5580.
EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF THIS FASCI-
NATING CRAFT. SEE THE WHOLE STORY OF
CUNA INDIAN MOLA ART AS THE WOMEN SEW
THEIR MOLAS TOGETHER. LEARN THE
SECRETS OF APPLIQUE AND REVERSE APPLI-
QUE AS THESE TECHNIQUES ARE SO SKILLFUL-
LY CREATED BY THE CUNAS.
THIS REMARKABLE SLIDE SET AND NARRA-
TIVE CAREFULLY GUIDE THE VIEWER
THROUGH A CLOSE, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND,
ANALYSIS OF MOLA ART. THE SLIDE PROGRAM
EXPLAINS MANY MEANINGS AND TYPES OF
MOLAS, SET WITHIN A VERY VIVID AND
COLORFUL MOLA COLLECTION. THIS PRO-
GRAM IS IDEAL FOR EDUCATION ART STUDIES
AND ART ENTHUSIASTS.
35mn Color Slide presentation titled "TABOGA IS-
LAND OF FLOWERS" is now available for sale. The
program consists of 51 color slides plus printed
narrative. Price $77.50 and includes air mail
postage and handling. Allow two weeks for delivery.
Yes, we would like to purchase color slide
set(s) of MOLA ART. I understand all sets include sixty
slides, printed narration and bibliography. Price per set is
$99.95. Enclosed is my check money order in
the amount of $ Purchase Order No.
MAIL G.P.I. LE PAGE
TO: PO. Box 67
Manchaca, TX 78652
FOR SALE: Better Health with BARLEY GREEN. Add
life to your years, and years to your life. $32.25
for 8-week supply. Distributors needed. Call or
write Lauray (Will) Griffin, Rt. 1, Box 203, Cres-
cent City, Florida 32012. (904) 698-2264.
FOUND: Found several (10) copies of October 1979
Panama Canal Review. Does anyone want to make an
offer? J.R. Doran, Box 2192, Balboa, Rep. of Pan-
Wanted: Hummel Figurine; Little child, sitting or
standing, reading the Panama American newspaper.
Please contact: Barbara Scott, 12705 S.E. 65th.,
Belleview, WA 98006.
( C.l I-t'NlI[iAN STYl[. WITH THE
7 nights on the SS Costc
WHY NOT RENEW THE ENJOYMENT WE HAD AS
ZONIANS WHEN WE CRUISED TOGETHER ON
THE PANAMA LINE SIGN UP to Travel
-- With A Fun Loving Group Of Zonians
And Their Friends.
RATES REDUCED OVER 40% for the ZONIAN AMIGOS
SRiviera Starting at $675* per person double cabin
November 26, 1988 from Nov26
Ft. Lauderdale to St. Nov.27
Thomas, St. Croix and Nov.28
Nassau. Nov. 29
Discount Cabin Rates Nov. 30
are limited and will Dec.
be assigned on a first Dec. 2
come-first served basis. Dec. 3
Get Your Reservations by
Contacting Cruise Coordinator:
2389 Citrus Hill Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 813-785-8555 CF
ZOCNl.. G IIALtIAN SIYL[.
occupancy. Also, the
3rd and 4th person
in the cabin only
pay $295 each.
Special rates are
for the first 50
*Category 4, inside
2 lower beds.
This ZONIAN AMIGOS Group Cruise
is a trial run. If Successful,
we'll have more shorter and
longer tours on both land and
The Panama Canal
Now Available on Videocassette
From the exploration of Panama by Balboa to the relinquishing of more than half of the Canal Zone to the
Republic of Panama, this 32-minute, color production tells the story of Panama and the Panama Canal. The
isthmus and its jungle Spanish exploration and colonization the Panama Railroad French failure and
American success in building a shortcut between the Atlantic and the Pacific hardships of construction ...
operation of the canal today all are dramatically covered in this videocassette.
S'I consider this film to be the best orientation film that is available on the Panama Canal and its history. I use it
frequently in my own presentations." MaGen David S. Parker
MajGen David S. Parker
U.S. Army Retired
Former Governor of the Canal Zone
VHS or Beta $20 plus $2 shipping and handling
KAW VALLEY FILMS & VIDEO
P.O. Box 3900, 6532 Switzer, Shawnee, Kansas 66203
Other Kaw Valley titles available on Videocassette:
Gettysburg: 1863 and Shiloh
Railroad (History of railroad
to the 1880's)
The Oregon Trail
The Islands of Hawaii
34 min. $25
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado
45 min. $30 Yellowstone National Par]
32 min. $20 Death Valley
65 min. $30 Yosemite National Park
32 min. $20 Glacier/Waterton Lakes
17 min. $20 San Francisco
32 min. $20 Seattle
Please enclose $2 per cassette for shipping and handling.
Day Port Arrive Depart
Saturday Ft. Lauderdale 4:30 PM
Sunday At Sea -
Monday At Sea -
Tuesday St. Thomas 8AM Midnight
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wednesday St. Croix, U.S. 7AM 4PM
Thursday At Sea -
Friday Nassau, Bahamas 1 PM 7PM
Saturday Ft. Lauderdale 8 AM -
A Proud Tradition
The Panama experience is not easily forgotten
by those who have shared in it.
Certainly, anyone who has ever seen the Panama
Canal cannot help but feel the power and purpose
of human achievement. Countless hours of strenuous
labor and loyal devotion made possible the real-
ization of this American engineering marvel. That
is what makes the "Big Ditch" one of the Seven
Wonders of the world. And that's what makes you a
part of a proud tradition. You are still part of
it. Share in it.
Canal Zone Collectible's products are made to
quality standards. You deserve nothing less. Belt
buckles, keychains, and tie-tacs are supplied in
a wide variety of finishes. Oxidized brass, Gold
plated brass, and Gold plated Sterling silver are
some of the finishes and metals available to you.
Our "Big Ditch" caps are just the thing you
need to show the world that you've "been there".
The "Big Ditch" caps have a black mesh/visor with
yellow front, and the "Panama" caps have a black
mesh/visor with light gray front.
Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. Your
money will be immediately refunded on any undamag-
ed goods returned to us within thirty days.
Please order early. Some items have already
sold out. Allow 2 weeks for delivery. Make your
check or money order payable to: Canal Zone
Collectibles, or use your VISA/MASTERCARD credit
Note: Products shown in this advertisement are
L not actual size.
. Order Form
Alfred Graham SHIPPING CHARGES
P.O. Box 12811 Orders to $24 .... Add $2.00
Overland Park, KS $24.01 to $48 .... Add $3.00
I 66212 $48.01 to $100 ...Add $4.00
Qty Description Cost each Total
Brass Buckle $15.00
Keychain-CZG, Brass $ 6.00
Keychain-PCC,Brass $ 6.00
oI ut Keychain-CZG,Gold PI. $ 6.00
Soltd Keychain- PCC,Gold PI. $ 6.00
Tie-Tac, Brass $ 5.00
Tie-Tac, Sterling/GP $15.00
SSod Tie-Tac, 10K Gold $35.00
Panama Cap $ 8.00
The Big Ditch Cap $ 8.00
a Telephone l
For Sale: HOOK RUG KITS 2 patterns available,
Seal of the Canal Zone and Pre-Columbian. Finished
rug is 45" round. Price is $150 plus $5 for ship-
ping and handling. Allow 8 weeks for delivery. Ray
W. Wheeler, Jr., P.O. Box 5058, Hudson, FL. 34674-
5058. Tel: (813) 856-2563.
GOT A HOOK RUG KIT IN YOUR CLOSET? Will hook your
45" round rug for $200. Ray W. Wheeler, Jr., Tel:
Wanted: A 1951-1952 Canal Zone Junior College
year book (Conquistador) that I may buy or borrow
to make copies from, which were the years that I
attended. Please contact Charlie Becktell, BHS'50,
1760 Juno Avenue, Apt. "G", Anaheim, CA 92804.
COMPETITION BOMERi NGS FOR SALE
Two guaranteed to return boomerangs with info
on how to throw them and how to join local
groups for competition. Unbelieueably exciting!
Only $15 for right handed throwers only. Leftys
can obtain the information including where to
buy special LH boomerangs for $4. Write to:
29S7 Gracewood Road
Toledo, Oh. 43613
I am a collector seeking to buy old Oceanic
and Australian Aboriginal ArtTools and
Weapons. If you haue any of these things for
sale, send me a list/photos with expected
prices. I can also obtain many other
antiquities including Ancient Egyptian
Artifacts, African masks F Weapons, Old
Roman Glassworks and just about anything
else that your heart desires at prices lower
than those of the major auction houses. Let
me be your matchmaker! Write or call today.
S9B7 Gracewood Road
Toledo, Ohio 43613
For Sale: Seal of the Canal counted cross stitch
kit. Finished design is 12" dia. suitable for
framing or pillow. Price is $15 plus $1.50 for
shipping and handling. Jeanne M. Wheeler, 12504
Wild Turkey Lane, Bayonet Point, FL. 34667. Tel:
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For Sale: Twelve designs in prints, each drawing printed
in a limited edition of 100; matted, titled, numbered and
signed. The matted print fits any standard 11x14" diploma-
type glassed frame. The price of $7.50 each includes postage
New Item: Note cards, 44 x 52 ", single fold, envelopes
included, limited edition. Ten per pack, two each of the
following designs: "Interior Scene", "Side Street", "Tight
Fit", Cancion" and "Tivoli Hotel". Not available singly.
10518 N.E. Second Court Circle mat color choice:
Miami Shores, FL 33138 Tan Cream
(305) 751-4451 Grey Black
Please send the following:
1983 Edition Quantity Cost @ $7.50
Cuna Girl I
Panama Viejo No longer available
El Morro (Pelican)
Miraflores Locks *
Mi Pollera *
Tivoli Hotel No Longer Available
1985 Notecards ($7.00) **
City State Zip
* Almost out. Give second choice.
** Buy 3 notecards @ $7.00 ea. and get
one pack free.
10% Discount on orders over $50.00
Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Skat14e WdOO"i4 eRecie
"PIANrAINS A IA L'RANGE"
6 ripe plantains
Juice from three oranges
2 tbsp. of run
3/4 cup bee's honey
1 tsp. of powder of cinnamon
Peel the plantains and cut them in small
pieces. Place them in a pyrex and cover them with
the orange juice, run and bee honey. Sprinkle the
cinnamon on top.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for approxi-
mately 30 minutes.
"PANIAIN RTW LASG'
2 or 3 ripe plantains
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Boil the plantains with water and salt.
Mash the plantains with a fork. Place them in
a bowl. Add the sugar and the baking powder. Mix
Hand make small cakes of the plantain mixture
and fry them in oil.
PLANTAINSS IN MIU"'
3 ripe plantains
4 tbsp of butter
1/4 lb. cheddar cheese
Cut in small squares
1 cinnamon stick
Peel the plantains; cut them in half lengthwise
without separating the two halves.
In a large pot, melt the butter and brown the
Fill the plantains with the cheese squares and
place them again in the pot. Sprinkle them with
the sugar, and pour the milk over it.
Add cinnamon. Place cover on pot and cook for
10 minutes at low temperature. Uncover pot and
continue cooking for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
4 ripe plantains
2 cups of milk
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup of Vermouth
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Mash the plantains in a bowl. Add the milk,
sugar, butter, Vermouth and vanilla. Mix Well.
Grease a frying pan with oil and warm it up.
Pour over the plantain mixture. Cook on very low
heat until fully cooked.
Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
4 ripe plantains
6 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of flour
4 tbsp of sugar
2 Boquete oranges cut in thin slices
1/2 cup of rum (any kind)
1/4 cup of corn syrup (Karo)
1 tbsp of lemon juice
grated half lemon
Peel the plantains and cut them in squares of
In a large frying pan, melt the butter and
brown the plantains slightly.
In a bowl, mix the flour with the sugar and mix
the browned plantains already cut in squares.
Grease a Pyrex and set the plantains. Cover with
orange slices and rind. In a bowl, mix the rum,
the lemon juice, grated lemon and corn syrup.
Pour this mixture over the plantains, orange
slices and rind.
Bake at 350 for approximately 35 minutes
dipping the plantains in its own juice.
Mary Du (Dailey) Lng
Former Panama Reporter
Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 1508
Harbor, Florida 34682-1508
POSTMASTER: Change of address should be sent on
Form 3579 to Box 1508, Palm Harbor, Florida 34682
2nd Class Postage
At Palm Harbor,
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