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


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

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VOL. 25 DECEMBER 1991 NO.5


VOL. 25

NO. 5


This emblem is a Registered
Trademark. Unauthorized
reproduction is punishable by

FOR 1991-92

Mr. Robert Van Siclen

Mr. Virgil G. Camby
1st Vice President

Mrs. Faith Brundage
2nd Vice President

Mrs. Barbara Green
813-391-4359 (Office)

Richard W. (Pat) Beall
813-391-4359 (Office)

Mrs. Betty Frassrand
Past President

Mr. Robert Johnson
Legislative Representative

Mrs. Jane Huldtquist

Mrs. Muriel Whitman

Mr. Chris Skeie

Mr. Harry Foster

Mrs. Dorothy Yocum


President's M message ..........................................
From the Secretary ...........................................
Editor's Corner .............................................
Legislative Representative ......................................
Reunion Coordinator's Notebook ................................
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings .......................
R etirem ents ................................................
"And the Memory Lingers on"...................................
News Clips ................................................
W here are You? ............................................ .
Your Reporter Says ......................................... :

Alabama .................. 15
Arizona ..................17
Arkansas .................18
California ................. 20
Colorado .................23
Costa Rica ................ 23
Florida ................... 23
Georgia ..................27
Hawaii ................... 28
Illinois ...................30
Congratulations .....................
W eddings ..........................
B irths .............................
With Deep Sorrow ...................
Letters to the Editor ..................
Looking Back .......................
Announcements .....................
For Sale or Wanted ..................

Indiana ........ ........ 30
Louisiana .............. 31
Mississippi .............. 32
New Jersey ............. 33
North Carolina .......... 35
Northwest .............. 36
Oklahoma .............. 37
Panama ................ 37
South Carolina .......... 38
Texas ................. 40
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ZonianAmigos............83..Sharon Smith, Realtor...........84..Puerto Panama..............84
NYRBA.........84.. Kowloon Chinese Restaurant..........84..Keystone Club..................83

FRONT COVER: Picrure drawn by David B. Young, teaching Arts and Graphics
at Balboa High School, formerly of the Class of 1977. He is the son of James and
Mary (Sullivan) Young of Camano Island, Washington.
BACK COVER: Pen and ink drawing of Balboa Elementary School, formerly
Balboa High School, drawn by Dan A. Fiori, who has contributed many such
drawings and maps of the Canal Zone.


December 6 South Carolina Christmas Luncheon, Houndslake Country Club,
Aiken, S.C. 12:30 p.m.
December 7 PCSOFL Christmas Luncheon, Holiday Inn, Clearwater. (See
December 8 PCSSC Holiday Luncheon, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA.
For info, contact: Kathryn Argo Taylor (619)277-5000.
December 14 Hill Country Christmas Party, Red Lion Hotel, Austin, Texas. (See
January 10 PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500 16th
Street, St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon. Covered Dish.
February 8 CARNAVALITO Con Lucho! Howard Johnson Hotel, 3600 34th
St., St. Petersburg, FL. 6 p.m. 1 a.m. Includes Meeting.
March 1 PCSSC's Annual Business Luncheon, Andersen's Pea Soup
Restaurant, Carlsbad, CA. 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
March 7 PCSOFL Sarasota Luncheon, The Fairways, Forest Lakes Country
Club, 2401 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL. 11:30 a.m.
April 3 PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500 16th
Street, St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon. Covered Dish.
May 1 PCSOFL Luncheon, Yacht Club, St. Petersburg, FL. Details later.
June 17-21 PCSOFL 60th Annual Reunion, Twin Towers Hotel, Orlando, FL.

;onE The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

(A Not-For-Profit Organization)
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642 *

The CANAL RECORD (USPS 088-020) is published five times a year in March, April, June, September and December by
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
Second Class postage paid at Largo, Florida and additional entry.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Canal Record, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34632-4712.
The membership fee is $15.00 annual. $10.00 of this amount is for a subscription to the Canal Record for one year.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. reserves the right to refuse to print anything derogatory or of a controversial nature,
including any advertising not in the best interests of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, whose sole aim is to Preserve American
Ideals and Canal Zone Friendship.
Single copies for sale at $2.00 each, plus $2.00 postage to members only.
All photographs and correspondence sent to the Panama Canal Society of Florida will become the property of the Society
and will be retained in our files and archives. The Panama Canal Society of Florida assumes no responsibility for
advertisements placed in the Canal Record.
HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642
Printed by Roberts Printing, Inc., 2049 Calumet St., Clearwater, FL 34625


I am most happy and pleased to announce that Mrs.
Frances Whitlock has accepted my invitation to be the
Guest Speaker at the 1992 Annual Reunion Luncheon.
When I asked Society members to recommend a
Society member to be our 1992 Luncheon Speaker, I
received many recommendations, but it seems that on
almost every list, Frances' name appeared. Don't know
why I did not think of that name, I have known Frances
all my life.
Frances is a wealth of information and stories of
early days in the Canal, and she knows how to tell it all.
For the members who are not familiar with her stories,
they should get their luncheon reservations in early.
Maybe she will tell some of her stories in the dialect we
are all so familiar with.
Frances, I thank you very much for honoring me and
the Society by accepting the invitation to be the guest
speaker at the 1992 Reunion Luncheon.
The Central office is being well received by our
membership. It appears that more members are writing
in with questions about the Society, and several lengthy
letters with suggestions for making changes in the Bylaws.
Several Society members have donated material
which may be hung on our office walls or an item which
may be offered as a door prize at a Society affair. On
behalf of the Executive Board and all Society members,
I extend our thanks to: Ms. Sarah Livingston, Miss Irene
A. Ladrach, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Egolf.
Also we thank Jane and Fred Huldtquist for
their continuing work of decorating the office.
Barbara Green has become familiar with her duties
and responsibilities in the office of Secretary/Treasurer

and is doing a very good job. I appreciate Barbara's help
to me. Barbara is being kept busy with all the
membership renewals and new member applications.
I visit the office several times a week, where Barbara,
Pat Beall and I discuss Society matters, and Pat brings
me up to date on material to be published in the Canal
The October monthly meeting was the Annual Picnic
held at a local park and arrangements were handled very
well by 2nd Vice President, Faith Brundage and her
Muriel Whitman has completed arrangements for
the December 7th Christmas Luncheon. Muriel has
always arranged a terrific luncheon, and what better way
than a luncheon to start the holiday season than by
"breaking bread" with old friends.
Betty Frassrand, Past President and Chairperson of
the Carnavalito along with her committee is working hard
on arrangements for the Carnavalito, and have already
booked Lucho to play for the dance, February 8, 1992.
Forms for the Carnavalito appear elsewhere in this issue,
so please get your reservation in as soon as possible.
Sheila Taylor, who arranged for the enjoyable
luncheon in Sarasota last year, volunteered to do the
same excellent job this year. From my talks with Sheila,
I think she has visited just about every restaurant in
Sarasota, and she has reached a decision on a restaurant.
I appreciate Sheila's hard work for the Society. The
reservation form for the Sarasota Luncheon also appears
in this issue, so mark the date of March 7, 1992. Please
send your reservation in early to allow Sheila time to
make final arrangements.



An undertaking such as the Society Annual Reunion
involves many people and sometimes when giving thanks
to those who participated and worked so hard on the
Reunion, it is not unusual to omit some names, that is
why, if you recall, when I gave thanks to those who
worked on the Reunion, I said "if I omitted any names,
please let me know, so I can thank them." Well, I have
been informed that I did omit the names of a group who
worked very hard to bring a lot of "home" to the
Reunion. That is the group that constructed the BOHIO
and the MOLA, so I apologize and now give thanks to
the following: Rupert Turner, Betty Frassrand, Ed
Wardlow, Chris Skeie, Jacque (Crowell) Vowell, Al
Chase, Vicki Sizemore, and Lucky Summers.

The mural of the classic mola reached from the floor to
almost the ceiling as it was placed against the wall of
the Twin Towers Hotel Exhibit Hall during the reunion.

Charlie Cooper and his band under thatched bohio.

Lucky Summers and Rupert Turner

At the Executive Board meeting of August 31, 1991,
the Board passed a motion made by Mr. Robert Johnson,
that advertising in the Canal Record be limited to Society
members only, and there be only one rate depending on
the size of the advertisement. The advertising rates
appear elsewhere in this issue.
At the Board meetings of July, August and
September the Board approved applications of 83 persons
for membership in the Society.
The Board also approved Keppie Travel to be the
official travel agency for the 1992 Reunion.
On October 19th, my wife and I attended the First
Annual Central Florida Zonian Picnic. The attendance
was very good and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Congratulations to Ed Wardlow, Vickie Sizemore, Aloha
and Ed Baumbach and co-workers for a successful first
picnic in Central Florida. I look forward to this becoming
an annual affair.
throughout the New Year to each of you from the
members of the Executive Board and Committee
Chairpersons and ME.

Robert "Bob" Van Siclen

From the


Hola Amigos:
It has been a real pleasure and challenge working as
your Secretary. The job has put me back in contact with
old acquaintances, not only visitors to the office but over
the phone. Again, I would like to extend an invitation for
you to visit our office; it is a real reminder of the Canal
As a matter of information, when filling out your
Renewal Application, just fill out the portions where
there have been changes since you last renewal. Be sure
to fill in your name and, if you know your membership
number, include that. We are in the process of revising
the Application/Renewal Form as well as making it
easier to fit into the envelope.
We have dropped approximately 475 members from
our records due to non-payment of dues for the past 2
years. We also have over 500 members who are
delinquent in paying the 1992 dues.
We are still receiving torn-off covers of the Canal
Records from the Post Office because of non-advisement
of change of address.
The September issue of the Canal Record was the
last issue for those members who have not paid their
1992 dues.

We will soon start working on the April 1992
Directory. If you have any changes in names or
addresses, it is important that you send these in by March
1, 1992.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Helen
Ledgerwood for coming in at least twice a week to open
and sort mail for me. This is quite a task inasmuch as
this is our peak season with dues coming in steadily.
NOTE: Would the person who called to give me the
following change of address please call me again. You
gave your name before the "beep" on our answering
machine: 912-B Calhoun Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32507.
Till next time, aloha, sayonara, y mas que todo -
Barbara Green
(813) 391-4359



It is sometimes discouraging to hear from so many
members saying they did not receive their Canal Record.
The first thing the Secretary does is to check her files
and computer to see if dues have been paid. If so, a
mailing label WAS printed. These labels go to the mailer,
who labels each issue, sorts them, bags them and sends
them to Tampa main Post Office for mailing. The Tampa
Post Office will then send back to us a very complete
recapitulation of how many were sent to Zone 1, Zone 2,
Zone 3, etc. and the cost of mailing to each Zone. If we
send the mailers 5000 labels, we check to see if Tampa
mails 5000 issues. When they do, we know your Canal
Record has been mailed from here. If you did not receive
your issue, the fault lies with the Post Office somewhere
between Tampa and its destination. Please register your
complaint to your local Post Office first. Very often, you
will receive your issue the next day. If you get no
satisfaction from the Postal system, to compensate for
your loss, we must have more books printed as a
safeguard to replace your loss, and that costs money. If
we order an additional 100 books as possible
replacements, and everyone gets their book, we still have
to pay for those 100 unusable books. So please check
with your Post Office first if you didn't receive your
Canal Record.
Due to the volume of mail being received by your
editor, we have had to look for ways to find more time to
be able to open, sort, classify, edit, amend, set text,
collate photographs and still maintain the printer's 30 day
schedule to complete the process of printing the Canal
Record. Rather than change the deadline from the 25th
of the month, the Executive Board has authorized the
book be mailed a week later than the 1st of the month.
The 30 day schedule with the printer will remain the
same but will start a week later, allowing us a week more
to get everything ready. Although the editor has not yet
obtained an assistant, he has had help in putting this

issue together, and he is grateful for Barbara Green's
help. None-the-less, when an assistant is obtained, the
revised schedule will stay in effect.
On the plus side several members have taken the
time and effort to let the President and your editor know
that the September issue was the best ever. I must give
credit for that to Nancy Van Siclen who proofread the
issue before printing and gave me 3 pages of mistakes to
clear up. I did so, and I guess it made the big difference.
To those who thought we did good, thanks very much. I
told Nancy at the time that members will want all issues
in the future to look that good. There is no guarantee
that Nancy will be able to do that for this issue, hence my
little blurb (somewhere in this issue)that "If you find
mistakes etc."
Our efforts to print the story about Capt. John
Constantine has been more difficult than usual.
Photographs of the Captain are not available easily. We
are going to the Library of Congress to see if they can
help. His adopted daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hutchings of
Marietta, Georgia has been very helpful, providing
additional copy and other photos. We will print the story
in series, probably ending in the December 1992 issue.
We thank the Panama Canal Commission Office of
Public Affairs, The Panama Canal Collection Library and
our intermediary in Washington, Rosemary (Millett)
Gilead for all their help. We hope you will enjoy the
Unfortunately, November is a short month, and also
unfortunately, the deadline of the 25th of October was on
a Friday which left us almost no time to get everything
ready for the printer to be ready for mailing on
December 2. Fortunately, the printer relented and gave
us a few days respite but the book won't be ready on the
2nd December as planned, but on Friday, 6th of
December add the weekend and you have a rough idea
of when the books will be coming your way. If we didn't
get your news item or report by the deadline on the 25th
of October, I'm sorry, but that's the way it is. The
deadline states "MUST BE IN BY (DATE)" and we
don't have a staff here who can take the time to prepare
late news and reports. That is one reason why we are
extending our lead time, as you read in the second
paragraph of this report. We try our best to get it all in
the next issue, but you too must cooperate and honor our
deadline. A couple of reports did arrive late but since the
Post Office doesn't cancel a lot of our mail lately, we
don't know when it was mailed. (I soak the stamps off
and use them again and we wonder why the rates are
going up?). Anyway, we gave them the benefit of the
doubt and they are included in this issue.
Another good reason to be on time as we were
about to go to press, our computer lost everything in its
memory. We found a battery holder had fallen down
from its perch and shorted out one of the circuit boards.
We were able to replace most everything except that
which we hadn't saved up to that time. All this took a
while to find and fix and if you find mistakes, it's because
we didn't have time to correct them this time. We were
very lucky this time. (The battery holder has been

Pat Beall
(813) 391-4359 (Office)



On October 17, 1991, the NARFE Hot-Line and the
newspapers announced that the full COLA to be payable
in January was 3.7% for those who retired under the
Civil Service Retirement System. Those who retired
under the newer Federal Employees Retirement System
will receive one percentage point less.
With Open Season approaching, the Office of
Personnel Management hopes to have plan comparison
brochures ready to mail by late October or early
November. There will be some benefit enhancements and
premiums are expected to show only modest increases.
The premiums for Federal Employees Health plans for
1992 are (only three are listed that are of interest to us
as retired PCC employees): Blue Cross/Blue Shield;
High Self $176.48, down $31.09; High Family $366.37,
down $66.81; Low Self $41.06, up $4.40; Low Family
$86.26, up $9.25. G.E.H.A.; High Self $51.22, up $7.58;
High Family $100.84, up $11.17; Pan Canal Area; High
Self $34.36, up $1.00; High Family $74.73, up $2.17. The
Federal Employees Health Benefits program is
considering forming a coalition of a few of the major
plans and doing away with many of the small groups. The
Blue Cross/Blue Shield stands uncontested at the top of
the list with 1.7 million enrolees and with about 40% of
the $12 billion-dollar pile. Some of the other top plans
are Mail Handlers, G.E.HA. and Letter Carriers.
We have been talking about States taxing retirement
incomes. While Florida has no state income tax at this
time, we should be aware of the following: A series of
proposals would change the Homestead Exemption from
the current 100% of the first $25,000 to 50% of the first
$50,000; and/or establish a personal income tax and
eliminate residential property taxes.
I reported in August that the so-called "source tax"
being collected by some States was declared unlawful by
the Supreme Court. Since this decision was handed down,
Federal retirees are seeking refunds of over $2.2 billion
dollars from 20 States. One, California, has used the
California Franchise Tax Board computers to locate
retirees in other states, who are then required to pay
back taxes, interest and penalties. In North Carolina, the
State Supreme Court has excused the state from
refunding some $140 million in State income taxes paid
by Federal retirees before January 1, 1989. The reason -
the taxes were paid before the U.S. Supreme Court
ruling and payments were not retroactive. Joining the
fight against this tax are NA.R.F.E. and the American
Payroll Association.
I have received many phone calls in regard to the
additional Life Insurance which is now being
underwritten by Pan American of Panama. One person
received his new certificate in 2 weeks while another has
not heard a word in 6 weeks. If you feel that there has
been an undue delay in your case, I suggest another letter
to Mr. Walter Bottin. All this information appears in the
September Canal Record.

And now, a little trivia according to OPM the
average age of Federal workers was 42.1 in 1990, and
42.4 in 1991. The average years of service in 1990 was
13.2, and in 1991 it was 13.4 years. The average salary
was $31,565 in 1990, and $33,737 in 1991. The total
Federal employees as of May 1991, was 3,100,889.
GAO's best selling book: "How Well Is The
Government Dealing With Poor Performance." Anyone
want to guess how many people were fired last year?
Robert L. Johnson
Legislative Representative
(813) 789-4858

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If you find mistakes

in this publication, please
consider that they are
there for a purpose! We
publish something for
everyone and some people
are always looking for


Commercial advertising by commercial enterprises
will be discontinued as of August 31, 1991. There will
only be one advertising schedule and charge after that
The only and single criteria for submitting an
advertisement is that the advertiser must be a member of
the Panama Canal Society of Florida in good standing.
The member may advertise his business or his personal
ad at the rates listed below, which have not changed from
the previous "membership" rates:

1/20th page (one column, 1 inch deep)
1/10th page (one column, 2 inch deep)
(page width, 1 inch deep)
(Business card size)
1/5th page (one column, 4 inch deep)
(page width, 2 inch deep)
1/4 page (one column, 5 inch deep)
(page width, 2 1/2 inch deep)
1/2 page (one column, 10 inch deep)
(page width, 5 inch deep)
3/4 page (page width, 7 1/2 inch deep)
Full page (page width, 10 inch deep)






Commercial ads from commercial advertisers maybe
included in the Canal Record as a courtesy to the
advertiser when that advertiser provides services to the
Society either during a reunion or at other functions for
the benefit of the Society.



Please read the information in the yellow pages
Work on the 1992 Reunion, which we all know is the
60th Anniversary of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc., continues at a steady pace. Plans are falling into
place so 1992 will be the year for another great Society
Chairpersons are busing working on arrangements for
their various functions. Betty Malone, Chairperson of the
Luncheon Committee has selected the menu to be served
at the Annual Luncheon.
Also, John Disharoon, Chairperson of Sports will have
a full report and a schedule of events in the March issue
of the Record.
There is always a need for volunteers to serve on
committees, and for members interested, the following is
a list of committees and names of chairpersons whom
you may call or write to express your interest in helping:
Registration: Carolyn & Bob Johnson
Hospitality: Pat Beall
Luncheon: Betty Malone
Fashion Show: Anna Collins
Dance & Ball: Rupert Turner
Sports: John Disharoon
Golf: Jane & Fred Huldtquist
Vendors: Faith Brundage
Security: Harry Foster

Reservations have already been made for several high
school reunions to be held during the 1992 Reunion, and
we await requests from others that expressed a desire to
hold class reunions.
Requests to hold non-society functions in a contracted
hotel during the 1992 Reunion must be submitted, in
writing, to the Reunion Coordinators, NO LATER than
May 1, 1992.
Vendors will have sufficient space to display and sell
their products. They will be located in a large room
which will be locked during non-vending hours. Vendors
tables will be assigned in the order Vendor Applications
are received.
Please note on the yellow HOTEL REGISTRATION
FORMS, members can indicate the choice of hotel by
placing a number (1,2,3 or 4) in space provided.
However, hotel reservations will be assigned in order of
receipt at the address of the Reunion Coordinator.
Checks for 1st night reservation MUST BE MADE
Contracts with each hotel specify that each hotel shall
send out confirmation of reservations. If a confirmation
notice is not received by May 15th, the member should
notify the Reunion Coordinator at the address shown in
the yellow pages or telephone 813-397-5366.
If you are not a member of the Society and are
planning to attend the 1992 Reunion, you should submit
an application for membership to the Secretary, 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642
between now and the April 18, 1992 Executive Board

More information on reunion activities will also
appear in the March Canal Record.
The 1992 Reunion Committees wish all members and

Nancy & Bob Van Siclen
1992 Reunion Coordinators


At the Executive Board meeting of October 26, 1991,
Virgil "Skeeter" Camby tendered his resignation as the
1992 Reunion Coordinator for the Panama Canal Society
of Florida, due to an increase in his business, which could
not be forseen at the time he accepted the appointment.
With the approval of the Executive Board, Bob and
Nancy Van Siclen have assumed the duties of the 1992
Reunion Coordinators.
Any member having questions or requests about the
1992 Reunion should address all correspondence to the
Society Office, or may call (813) 397-5366.


From the North Fort Worth Historical Society:
Museum Expansion II: What? its only been 8 months
since the Grand Reopening of the Stockyard Museum!
The success of the museum has been staggering, so much
so, that it has pushed us out of the Society's office. We
will move the office into #110 August 3, so if you have
a few hours free that morning come on down around 9:00
a.m. Bulletin: Volunteers are especially needed in the
museum on Saturday afternoons! it's really fun, but come
see for yourself and call the office. It is your museum
There were 5,871 visitors in the museum in July,
making a total count for 1991 to almost 40,000?


[Enclosed is my contribution to the Panama Canal'
SMuseum for the amount of $_

IPlease make check or money order out to: N. Fort Worth
IHistorical Society.

Send to either of the following:
A.M. Bouche, Jr. Mrs. Sue McCafferty
1750 Faust Street N. Fort Worth Historical Society
Englewood, FL 34224 131 E. Exchange Ave. #112
(813) 475-3971 Fort Worth, TX 76106


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North Fort Wort Historical Society
To Rediscover, Perpetuate & Preserve



August 10, 1991
Robert Van Siclen
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, FL 34642
Dear Mr. Van Siclen:
Thank you so much for the complimentary
subscription to the Canal Record. We look forward to
receiving it.
We are enjoying our "re-discovery" of the Panama
Canal Zone through the documents donated by Kibby
Bouche. The Fort Worth Library System is cataloging the
flat-ware at this time. Our archivist is also the archivist
for the City of Fort Worth.
Your organization may be interested in knowing that
this past week we loaned the whistle that came from the
last steam locomotive used in the Panama Canal to our
soon to open, Tarantula Railroad Excursion Train
operating here in Fort Worth. We are so excited that
these two pieces of history are going to live, so to speak,
by being linked together for the enjoyment of future
generations. Steam engines are not dead, they just took
a short rest. We called Kibby on Wednesday evening and
shared the news with him. The Tarantula staff has
already put it to use, by sounding the whistle at noon
every day in the Eighth Avenue Yards. It sounds
Again, thank you so very much for sharing your
publication with us...
Best regards,
Sue McCafferty,

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Wanted an assistant for the Editor to
help type the text for the Canal Record. A
good typist is a plus. Editor will teach
computer techniques if required. Work is
steady for about two weeks out of each three
months. Salary paid each month.
Promotional opportunity to Editor for
those who wish to pursue this field through
on-site training.
An interesting job for those who like
creativity and desire to keep in contact with
friends and associates all over the world.
Must perform the required typing work at
the Society office between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Richard (Pat) Beall, 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL
34642-4712. Tel: (813) 391-4359.

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The Society Office will be CLOSED during the
period DECEMBER 23. 1991 to JANUARY 5. 1992, so
that the office staff may spend the holidays with their
Also, the Reunion Coordinators will be away from
DECEMBER 10 to DECEMBER 30. 1991 and will not
be able to accept telephone calls during that time.
Executive Board
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

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Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings

August 2, 1991
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

President Bob Van Siclen called the meeting to order
at 12:05 p.m., followed by the Invocation by Dottle
Yocum. Harry Foster led in the Pledge of Allegiance,
then Pat Beall read the list of those recently departed,
followed by a moment of silence.
The President adjourned the meeting for our covered
dish lunch, and the meeting resumed at 1:30 p.m. with 50
members attending. He welcomed the members and Past
Presidents Anna Collins, Muriel Whitman, Peter Foster,
Carl Starke, Howard Clarke and Betty Frassrand.
Visitors were Bob Sullivan, Marie Schmidt Park,
Howard and Emmy Lou Clarke and Bill Dodson.
Chris Skeie was sworn in as a Director of the
The President asked for suggestions to increase
attendance at meetings. Suggestions were made and the
president asked Anna Collins to contact Florida Power
for a speaker. We will not have a covered dish luncheon
when we have a speaker programmed. The President also
asked the editor to resume printing the location map in
the Canal Record.
Reunion Coordinator Skeeter Camby read a list of
Chairpersons for the 1991 Reunion.
Faith Brundage thanked her Telephone Committee
and reported the October Picnic will be held at Bay Pines
Picnic Grounds on October 5, Shelter #2.
Muriel Whitman stated the Christmas
Luncheon/Meeting will be held on December 7, from
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Ulmerton
Road, Clearwater. Cost will be $13.00 per person.
Reservation forms to be in the September issue.
Bob Johnson gave his Legislative Report. It will be
printed in the September issue of the Canal Record.
Betty Frassrand reported on plans for the
Carnavalito on February 8 at the Howard Johnson Hotel
in St. Petersburg. Lucho will be playing his organ. Cost
will be $28.00 for the dinner and dance. Reservation
forms will be in the December issue.
Pat Beall announced that his assistant resigned due
to ongoing and future commitments to support and assist
her husband during his presidency. He is now looking for
a new assistant.
Peter Foster reported that Dorothy Herrington and
Betty Frassrand will be on his Bylaws Committee. His
objective is to weed out and rearrange the Bylaws, asking
for input from the membership.
Fred Huldtquist stated that the Nominating
Committee has not been completely formed yet. He will
have a report in September.
Barbara Green read the minutes of the last meeting
and they stand as read. There was no correspondence.
The financial statement was also read and it stands for
The President asked for a motion to destroy the
election ballots from the Annual Business Meeting in

Orlando. Bob Johnson made the motion, seconded by
Harry Foster. Motion carried. Harry Foster, former
member of the Nominating Committee will destroy the
The president brought up the list of recurring
expenses, explaining that the membership had to vote on
it. Betty Malone motioned that the expenses be approved,
seconded by Carl Starke. Motion carried.
Anna Collins stated the budget approved at the
beginning of the year should include the recurring
expenses. The Bylaws should read that the membership
must approve the budgeted funds. Peter Foster agreed
but stated that the Bylaws do not read that way. Motion
had been made and seconded. Motion carried.
Door prizes were awarded.
Jane Huldtquist motioned we adjourn. Nancy Van
Siclen seconded. Motion carried. The Meeting adjourned
at 2:10 p.m.

September 6, 1991
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

Mr. Robert Van Siclen, President, opened the
meeting at 12:00 noon, followed by the Invocation by
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum. Mr. Richard (Pat) Beall read the
list of those recently deceased. A moment of silence was
held in their memory. Mr. Harry Foster led the
membership in the Pledge to the Flag, and the president
adjourned the meeting for members to enjoy a covered
dish luncheon.
Mr. Van Siclen re-convened the meeting at 1:30 p.m.
and welcomed the 50 members and guests attending,
including Past Presidents Pete Foster, Muriel Whitman,
Carl Starke, Howard Clarke and Eugene Askew. He
welcomed long absent members Gilbert Sanzari, Sally
Smith, Stella De Marr and her guest Rick Nelson.
In the absence of the Secretary, Mrs. Foster read the
minutes of the last meeting. Mr. Van Siclen corrected the
first paragraph of the second page, pointing out that the
price of the Carnavalito had not been decided upon as so
stated in the minutes. The price will be approved by the
Executive Board and printed in the December Canal
Record. Mrs. Foster also read the financial report and it
stands for audit.
Mr. Van Siclen reported he was looking for an Old
Timer from the Canal Zone to be the speaker at the
1992 Reunion Luncheon as we would be celebrating the
60th anniversary of the Society, and asked for
suggestions. He reported that several bids had been sent
to several bands for their response and availability to play
at the reunion.
The President called on the officers for their reports.
He read a letter from Mr. Camby, vacationing in
Panama, who reported all was going well with the
Mrs. Brundage stated she still needed callers,
especially in the Tampa area for the Telephone

Committee and reminded members that the annual picnic
would be held October 5 at Bay Pines Park.
Mrs. Muriel Whitman, chairperson for the Christmas
Luncheon reminded member to place their reservations
on the forms printed in the September Canal Record.
Mr. Van Siclen announced that the Carnavalito plans
were on schedule, being held Saturday, February 8, 1992
at the Howard Johnson Hotel in St. Petersburg.
Reservation forms would be printed in the December
Canal Record.
Mr. Robert Johnson presented his Legislative Report
which will be included in the December Canal Record.
Mr. Beall reported that the Executive Board had
reconsidered the commercial rates for advertising and
voted to discontinue those commercial rates. Advertising
would be limited to members only. Mr. Van Siclen
pointed out that members could advertise their business
as long as it is their own.
Mr. Foster reported that he had copies of the Bylaw
amendments and would begin work by reducing the
Quorum count at regular meetings.
Mrs. Bev Williams as Historian for the Society
suggested that her committee could come up with
contributions to the Reunion Luncheon speaker with
historical data.
Mr. Askew reported on his recent trip to the
Northwest and was surprised to see the name of John F.
Stevens on a railroad and a tunnel during their tour.
Mrs. Foster displayed the new Society license plates
to members and pointed out that they were almost
Mr. Van Siclen opened the floor for nominations for
the Nominating Committee. Mr. Foster nominated Mrs.
Beverly Williams, seconded by Mrs. Betty Chan Snow.
Mrs. Foster nominated Miss Isabelle Gibson, seconded
by Mrs. Dorothy Yocum. Motion carried on both
Mr. Beall reported on the study he and the
Secretary/Treasurer had made on the procurement of a
new copier for the central office. After studying the
comparisons and trying out the machines, both decided
that the Canon NP-2020 was the best choice, as to cost,
quality and maintenance provisions with charges. The
cost would be $2,200 plus tax. Mr. Carl Starke moved we
purchase the Canon NP-2020, seconded by Mrs. Dorothy
Yocum. Motion carried.
Mr. Van Siclen announced the date and time of a
memorial service for Marie Edelen, and thanked all the
members who helped Mrs. Nancy Van Siclen in
preparing for the monthly meetings in the absence of
Mrs. Dorothy Pate.
Mrs. Van Siclen passed out door prizes. Mr. Johnson
moved we adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Harry
Foster. Meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.

October 5, 1991
Bay Pines War Veterans Memorial Park
St. Petersburg, Florida

Meeting was called to order at 12:13 p.m. by
President Robert Van Siclen. Dorothy Yocum gave the
Invocation and Pat Beall read the names of those
recently deceased, followed by a moment of silence.
Harry Foster led the Pledge to the Flag. 69 members

attended. The meeting was adjourned at 12:17 for lunch
of food prepared by members, the meeting re-convened
at 1:04 p.m.
The president welcomed members and thanked Faith
Brundage for organizing the picnic. He also welcomed
Past Presidents Muriel Whitman, Al Pate, Anna Collins,
Betty Frassrand and Howard Clarke and those who had
not attended recently.
Secretary Barbara Green read the minutes of the
last meeting and they stand as read. She also read the
financial statement and it stands for audit.
Skeeter Camby reported plans for the 1992 reunion
were going smoothly; committee chairmen are working
together and negotiations for '93 and '94 are underway.
Faith Brundage said the turnout for the picnic was
great, and announced there would be games, bingo and
prizes following.
Muriel Whitman asked all to make reservations for
the Christmas Luncheon.
Betty Frassrand stated reservation forms for the
Carnavalito would appear in the December Canal Record
and asked that reservations be made early for February
8, 1992 at Howard Johnson Hotel in St. Petersburg.
Pat Beall reminded all to get articles in for
publication by the October 25 deadline.
Bob Van Siclen welcomed back Dorothy Pate and
asked members to advise Anna Collins of anyone who
was known to be ill. He also stated there was no
unfinished business from the last meeting, and no new
business was brought up.
In response to Anna Collins' request to Florida
Power, Charlie Coffman would address the November 1st
meeting at St. Bede's Episcopal Church. His topic would
be "Stress Management." The president thanked Anna for
her efforts.
Vicki Sizemore announced the First Annual Central
Florida picnic for October 19 at Lake Ariana,
Auburndale, Fla. All are invited. Details are in the
September issue of the Canal Record.
Dottie Pate brought greetings for the West Coast
Society. She and Al attended their reunion and
encouraged all to attend if possible.
Door prizes were awarded and the meeting
adjourned at 1:28 p.m. for the commencement of the
games and bingo.

PCSOFL Annual Picnic Report

The October Picnic of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida was held Saturday October 5, 1991 at Bay Pines
War Veteran Memorial Park, St. Petersburg, Florida.
We started with a covered dish luncheon and had 69
members and 6 children attending. After the meeting,
door prizes were awarded and then games were played,
such as "Tug O' War" and "Egg Throwing." Ribbons were
awarded for the games. John Disharoon arranged the
Then we played 5 games of Bingo and all enjoyed
this. Again prizes were awarded.
My committee consisted of: Ben Brundage,
Muriel Whitman, Dorothy Yocum, and John Disharoon.
Others picthing in were Nancy Van Siclen and Dorothy
Faith Brundage
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Cristobal High School Class of 1981 Reunion June, 1991. 1st row L-R: Terry Forrest, Dwayne Love, Ted Arnold,
Uba Real, Stamis Kitras. 2nd row L-R: Allan Mott, Tita Tanner, Melissa (Knoop) Thacker, Ingrid Smith, Willie
Clark, John Davis. 3rd row L-R: Leslie (Corliss) Everett, Diane Breadenkamp, Stacey (Follett) Stilley, Russel
McCrea, Jenny (Valentine) Graham, Lena Sanchez. Back row, L-R: John Phillips, Kenny Powell, Michelle
Arnold, Richard Haynes, Sean Barr.

Class Reunions of '50, '51, '52. Clockwise L-R: Joan
(Sprague) Kilgallon, (standing): Floann Pierce Grey,
Babe Flynn Kessler, (seated) Sissy Flynn, Shirley
Smith O'Connell, Margaret Ridge Coffey, Annette
Godby Stocking. (standing): Mary Ellen Stacy
Horine, (front): Betty Ann (Allen) Hansen.

Sprague family, L-R: Pat Sprague, Al Sprague,
Marsha (Makibbin) Sprague, Jim Giles husbandd of
Terry Sprague not in photo), Joan Sprague, Mrs.
Josephine Sprague, and Bob Sprague. (Photo by
Josephine (Sprague) Kilgallon).



Cristobal High School Class of 1971

- 20th Reunion.





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News Clips


Richard McNatt, 5th from left, received the Panama
Canal Master Key Award from Panama Canal
Administrator Gilberto Guardia F. at a ceremony in the
Administrator's office in recognition of his service to the
local community.
McNatt recently retired from his post as assistant
chief of the Canal's Community Services Division.
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Pictured from left are Commission Ombudsman and
Administrative Assistant to the Administrator Marc
Quinn; Deputy Administrator Raymond P. Laverty;
McNatt's wife, Pandora; his mother, Sonia Guizado de
McNatt; McNatt; Administrator Guardia; General
Services Bureau Director Rene Van Hoorde; and
Community Services Division Chief Ernesto Cordovez D.
The McNatts will be making their home at 120 North
Fairfield Street, Ligonier, PA 15658.


Janet Johnston, author of Ellie Brader Hates Mr. G,
will autograph copies of her book from 2 to 4 p.m. on
Sunday, October 13. The book-signing will take place at
4 Paradise Avenue in Kerrville.
Hosting the event are Les and Muriel Johnston, who
extended an invitation to those who wish to come by and
visit with the author.
Ellie Brader Hates Mr. G is a children's novel for
upper elementary readers. Published by Clarion Books
(Houghton-Mifflin), Ellie is an engaging contemporary
story that introduces a new voice in the middle-grade
fiction. Ellie Brader Hates Mr. G can be purchased at
Books to Share, River Oaks Shopping Center, and
Waldenbooks, River Hills Mall. For information about an
autographed copy of Ellie call 257-3514.
Janet Johnston lives in the Republic of Panama. She
writes and teaches English and literature at Cristobal
Junior/Senior High School in Panama.

Kenville Daily Times
October 8, 1991

This week, the Panama Ministry of Health
announced a confirmed cholera case in the Panama City
area. The arrival of the disease in the metropolis
magnifies the need for all Panama Canal Commission
employees and dependent to practice good personal
Because the cholera bacteria thrives in warmer
environments, storing foods and drinks in cooler settings
is recommended. Be sure to wash your hands frequently,
especially after using the bathroom and before handling
If you are not sure about the purity of your water,
you can treat it by bringing it to a rolling boil or by
adding two drops of Clorox (or an equivalent 5 percent
hypochlorite product) per liter or quart and allowing it to
sit for at least half an hour. Do not add more than two
drops for each liter or quart of drinking water as this can
cause illness.
Fruits or vegetables that are not peeled or cooked
(such as lettuce) are treated in the same manner, but
start with a solution that is four times as strong (eight
drops of 5 percent sodium hypochlorite per liter or quart
of water). After soaking the fruit or vegetables in this
stronger solution a half an hour, rinse them thoroughly
with regular drinking water.
And finally, in the event that you or any member of
your family experiences a severe case of diarrhea, seek
medical attention immediately.

The Panama Canal Spillway
October 25, 1991


by Jerry Snow
Democrat Sports Editor

It's safe to say that Larry Horine is past his athletic
prime, but that can't keep him from bringing home a
gold medal from a national tournament.
Horine, a Boone (N.C.) resident who serves as
director of International Studies at Appalachian State,
recently won the gold medal competing in the National
Senior Olympics in Syracuse, N.Y.
The games are held for those 55 and older, and
Horine age 60 won out over 36 other competitors in
the shot put, heaving at a distance of 44-0 1/4 in the 60 -
64 age division.
"It was a great feeling of accomplishment for me,"
said Horine, who won the medal on July 2. "At this age
you find that moves requiring power and strength become
a lot more difficult. I was doing something I haven't done
in several years and I didn't know what was going to


Horine rekindled an interest in the shot put a year
ago, when surgery required him to give up jogging,
something he'd been doing to stay in shape the past 25
He was quite the athlete in college, lettering in track,
football and baseball at the University of Colorado at
Boulder. But that was from 1949-53 and he wasn't sure
how he would do so many years later.
"I really didn't know what was going to happen at the
National meet," Horine said. "I was surprised they
weren't throwing it further."

Marie Theresa ARICK
Anita Kala BERLEY
Kenneth Paul CAMPBELL
Rosita Lynn CZERNIK
Constance MILLER
Eleanor Janet FOWLER
Stephen GRACIE, JR.
Dorothy Lee GREY
Lois Lucille HAMILTON
Weimer Frank HEITE

Lois Catharine HOUSEHOLDER
Barbara Elizabeth LAWSON
Geraldine BLOHM
Hilton Robert McPHETERS
Barbara Mae MILLARD
Eddie Leroy PIPKIN
Norman Charles SLADE
Thelma Marie THOMAS
Dennis Shannon VENNING

Anyone knowing addresses of any of the above,
please contact Eleanor (Williams) Dehl, P.O. Box 1715,
Mill Valley, CA 94942.


Larry Horine

Horine's marks have been steadily improving. Last
September, he set a state record at the N.C. Senior
Games with a distance of 39-6.
Horine is rather involved on the local front. In fact,
he serves as director of the High County Senior Games.
He is currently preparing for the state meet, which
will be held this September. The top three finishers in
each event at the state meet qualify for the nationals.
Anyone interested in competing at the N.C. Senior
Games must turn in an application by Aug. 1.

The Watauga Democrat

Where Are You?


Canal Records and correspondence has been
returned from the following. Any information regarding
these members will be appreciated.

Elna Montanye Robert Bryan Rebecca Grimison
Douglas Phillips Gilbert M. Smith

Please send to: Panama Canal Society of Florida,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712.




Please send your input to: Charlie Norris, 1653 Kidder
Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533.


TARR, Elizabeth
JOUDREY, Margaret
CHAN, Judith
GUARDIA, Eulalia
JONES, Louise

HALL, Mary
ARIAS, Anselmo
BLADES, Arthur
GERCHOW, Charles
GREENE, Darell
HEDRICK, Jacqueline
McKAIL, Lidio
PONDER, Donald
WETZEL, William

Please send any of the addresses above to Kathryn
Molinaro Taylor, 4904 Mt. Almagosa Drive, San Diego,
CA 92111.


LtCol Vincent E. Murphy, USA seeking anyone
who served with this officer in the Panama Canal
between April 1942 and April 1944. Contact E. Murphy,
5550 Columbus Pike, #515, Arlington, VA 22204. Tel:
(703) 671-0757.







Please contact Anne "Rusty" Stapler LoFranco,
2701 Goethals Road N., Staten Island, NY 10303. (718)
761-9270, Milwaukie, OR 97222. (503) 659-1247 if you
can help locate the above classmates.
Plans are in the works for a joint BHS-CHS get-
together at the reunion in 1992.


Mariela "Mary" ALCORIZA
Christopher W. ATKINS
Jack C. "Joaquin" ATTIA
Ann Marie "Ann" BAAS
Charles H. "Chuck" BATH III
Robert Augustus CHAN
Richard Vincent "Rich" CHIN
Susan Jane "Sue" CORRIGAN
Louis John "Luke" DAVIS
Janice Kaye "Jan" DECK
Stephen T. "Steve" FRANKLIN
Andrew R. "Richie" GARCIA, JI
Earl William "Bill" GRIGGS
Lennard Allen "Len" HAKANSON
Kathleen F. "Kathy" HEMENWAY
Edsall Dean "Ed" HILTY
Norman R. "Rog" HUTCHISON
Mary-Elizabeth "Mary" JONES
Sonia June KANDRIN
Samuel "Sam" KATZ
Sandra "Sandy" H

Jeanette Thelma KIRKLAND
Joseph L. "Joe" LAWRENCE
Jeffrey L. "Jeff" LEON
George Wilber LITTLE
Susan Chris McCULLOUGH
Joseph "Long John" McGOFF
Eugene H. "Gene" PUGH Jr.
Charles P. "Chuck" RHINE
Aide Maria "Polo" RIGBY
L. Laura Marie STRONGMAN
Joanne Frances "Jo" TANG
Katherine H. "Kay" TAPIE
Virginia "Ginny" VALDEZ
Lawrence T. "Larry" WILDER
William Howell WYNNE
Terrand Trady BING
Edward Hewitt GREEN
Brian H. LUTZ

Arthur (Reds) Corbett
Dorothy Rowenna Burton
Jose (Babalu) Colina
DeElda Lou Cotanche
Muriel Jordan
Sanna Louise Munden
Enerst (Mitt) Runnells
Alberta Trevia

Betty (Boots) Bougan
Nora Christie
Beverly Collyer
James Andie Gracie
Alex Michaud
Ronald Rosskopf
Thomas Henry Simmons
Izzy Wachtel


Denis Alcock
Dorrit Archibold
Ileana Brooks
Jerry Dare
Mary Fisher
John Irving
Eileen Jones
Joan MacCauley
Betty Morrison
Marlene Peacock
Maurice Sherry
Lourdes Teano
Richard Toledano
Hank Wendorf
Robert Wilford

Alfredo Aleguas
Jack Baigelman
George Champagne
Delores Dixon
Lura Fox
Mary Irving
Mary Lamurey
Stanley Maher
Diane Nolin
Maxima Rosales
Carolyn Slater
Mae Thomason
Dick Trudeau
Kay Wheeler

Jean Anderson
Robert Baker
Thomas Culpepper
Betty Ebuenga
James Holder
Robert Janz
Paul Lyndon
Jeanette Marquard
Babina Ostrowaik
Lesbia Santos
Harold Smith
Carolyn Tobin
Arden Weaver
Mark White
Harry Yohros

Please send names and addresses of classmates
known to: Brian Albright, 619 King St., #310, Columbia,
SC 29205 (803) 252-9300 or Rita Mann Adams, 225 Jill
Lane, Sulpher Springs, TX 75482 (214) 885-4715.



JANUARY 25, 1992





Please contact: Edna G. (Morales) Foster, 1540
Pawnee Street, Orange Park, Florida 32065-7478 Tel:
(904) 276-5543.

If you have any of the above addresses, please send
them to Martha, Keith, Nellie or Anne (See CHS 1952


Becky wants to find her father's co-worker and good
friend of the family. His last known address was: Cliff
Sanders, 10915 S.W. 52nd. Drive, Miami, FL 33165.
Please send any information to: Becky Walker, P.O. Box
965, Coweta, OK 74429.


I am trying to locate any member of the Bougan
family. Mr. Bougan (Tom?) worked at the Cristobal
Commissary during the 1940's.
Please reply to Brian Albright at 619 King Street,
Columbia, SC 29205. (803) 252-9300.

Your Reporter Says ...


Fall has crept into Dothan bringing us some very
beautiful weather after the heat of summer. Thank God.
In the early morning of July 15 (4:45 a.m. to be
exact) six Dothan ladies boarded a Delta flight to Las
Vegas. The gambling sextet consisted of Edna O'Donnell,
Alice Clark, Kay Daniels, Arlene Abbott, Edna Kovel and
Dolores Cleveland. They had a fabulous time enjoying
gambling, eating, sight-seeing and especially seeing
Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor.
Although they won several millions (you don't think that
will wash, do you?) they returned to their modest, little
homes in Dothan. Rumor has it that they were seen
shopping for jewelry and limos shortly after their return.

While playing with a foursome consisting of Woody
Woodruff, Bud Thomas, and Bill Lohmier, Jesse Gettle
scored a hole-in-one (132 yards at the Ozark Country
Club, Ozark, AL. on July 31, 1991. Keep it up, Jess.
The Christmas committee of the Canal Zone Society
of Dothan has decided to have a Christmas Luncheon
instead of a dinner/dance because many of our members
do not drive at night any longer. It will be December unknown yet. Lois Thomas is in charge

Mary Mullins on her 90th birthday party with great-
granddaughter Jamie Mullins and grandson Steve

The "girls" at Las Vegas on 'The Strip." L-R: Alice
Clark, Edna Kovel, Arlene Abbott, Dolores
Cleveland, Edna O'Donnell and Kay Daniels.

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Kathleen Mullins (the other
background, L-R: LeRoy Wilson,
Earl Mullins.

birthday girl). In
Janice Mallia and


L-R: Bud Thomas, Jesse Gettle, Bill Lohmier, and
Woddy Woodruff.

Mary Mallia celebrated her 90th birthday on
September 26. Her granddaughter, Kathleen Mullins
(who was born on the same day of the year) drove from
Texas with her brother, Clifford Mullins to share
birthdays with Mary. Mary was happy that all four of her
children and their spouses, six of her nine grandchildren,
and three great-grandchildren were able to attend. Those
attending were: John Mallia and Mary (Mallia) Mullins
of Dothan; Tom Mallia and wife Janice from New
Orleans; Lou Mallia and wife Ann of Dallas, and besides
Kathleen Mullins who attended from Austin, other
grandchildren were Clifford Mullins from Tyler, Texas;

Earl Mullins Jr. with wife Sue and daughter Shannon
from Tampa, Florida; and Jim Mullins with wife Karen
and daughters Jamie and Kaycee from Tallahassee, Fla.;
Tom's children, Steve Mallia and fiancee Lori flew in
from Kansas City, and Christine Mallia and boyfriend
Jeff drove up from Tampa, Fla. Steve and Christine's
grandfather LeRoy Wilson and wife Bonnie, and aunt
Janice Wilson came from Tallahassee, Fla.
After dinner at one of the local restaurants, the
family returned to the home of Mary and Earl Mullins
for a champagne toast, the cutting of the birthday cake
and the opening of the gifts. A joyous time was had by
Also celebrating her birthday on October 9 was Dora
Kridle (mother of Lois Thomas). She was 93 years
"young." Dora looks and feels fantastic. God Bless both
Mary and Dora. Two lovely and special ladies. They are
both involved in the Senior Discovery exercise program,
featured recently in the Dothan Eagle, where Dora is
quoted as saying "I wasn't nervous about being 93 and
joining the exercise program, I thought I'd try it and if it
didn't agree with me, I'd drop out...It keeps you going,
keeps you interested." Both Mary and Dora's photos were
also featured in the article.
There are many of us here in Dothan who volunteer
to help in various ways. Some work at hospitals; at the
center for exceptional children; Catholic Social Services
and many other places. The volunteers who finished a
month of delivering Meals on Wheels were recognized
with Certificates at the October birthday luncheon. They
were Edna Kovel, Frances O'Sullivan, Lois Thomas,
Gertrude Paige, Edna O'Donnell, Kay Daniel, Wilma
Kennerd, Emily McLean, Rosemary Anderson, Ermin
Highly, Pat Finneman, Alice Clark, Dolly Currie, Dot
Benny, Doris Etchberger, Mary and Freeland Hollowell,
Lou Hunt, Doris Leeser, Gladys Peterson and Jean
Fears. Congratulations to all richly deserved.
From Dothan...A Blessed and HAPPY
Catherine (Whelan) Filo
(205) 794-0145

12th Annual Gas House Gang Golf Tournament

After a hiatus of four years the Gas House Gang
Golf Tournament was held at the Ozark Country Club in
Ozark, Alabama on October 7th through October 10th.
As everyone said, we were so happy to have the
tournament revived. We were blessed with beautiful,
cool, sunny weather after a long hot summer.
On Sunday, October 6th, participants began arriving at
the Holiday Inn in Ozark. The farthest contingent
arrived from California: Bill and Dot Hoverter, Charlie
Norris and Eleanor (Williams) Dehl. Three couples who
have never missed this tournament showed up. Hal and
Elsie Willett, Bernie an Andy Jackson from Illinois and
Millie and Harry Heintz from Ohio. Camilla and Noel
Farnsworth made the trek from Minnesota. Maggie and
Gordie Dalton drove over from North Carolina and Gene
and Marion Gregg from Louisiana. Marge Ruoff flew in
from Texas together with Pat (Wallace) Urick. As
always, a large group from the length of florida and all
the golfers from Dothan.
On Monday, golfers made up their own foursomes
for the practice round and enjoyed the tough Ozark
course. Sandwiches were served in the bar. Then all the
bragging about one's golf game continued on. In the
evening, the club had a delicious steak dinner while the
orchestra played on. Andy Jackson was the leader of the
"floor show" with his singing and dancing along with Gene
and Marion Gregg and Dot and Bill Hoverter. Even Al
Collins showed his expertise on the floor.
Tuesday's Team Play began at 8:30 a.m. with 20
teams taking off under beautiful blue skies. On
Wednesday, Individual Play began with 80 golfers teeing
Tuesday's Scramble was won by the team of Bill
Dunning, Hal Willett, Charley South, and Jim
McNamara. Each member of the team won a lovely
silver ice bucket inscribed with name and date of the
tournament. Margie Ruoff was the winner of the
women's Individual Play and Bob Currie was the lucky
winner of the men's.

Banquet, Gas House Gang Tourney: Bill and Betty Dunning, Jack and Pat Hunt, Charlie Norris. The Committee
of the Gas House Gang Tournament: Abie and Rosemary Anderson, Butch and Vera Ryan, Jim Coman.

Greeting at Number 1 Tee: Bill Powell and Gene Gregg. More Committee of the Gas House Gang Tournament:
Mary and Bill Sherlock, Lou Hunt. At the Ozark Country Club: Jim Coman, Bill Powell, Abie Anderson.

On the evening of the Awards Banquet, 150 people
arrived for Happy Hour and dinner, spilling out onto the
spacious patio of the Country Club. Our Emcee and
Chairman, Jim Coman, welcomed everyone to the
banquet with his usual repertoire of Bajun stories and
memories of past tournaments. He also asked all those
who were attending for the first time to please stand and
they were sworn in to the "Order of the RASS". The
club served a delicious prime rib dinner. The service was
excellent. Jim and Bill Sherlock presented the endless
array of prizes for five teams, nearest to the pin prizes,
and 10 Individual Places through much applause and
booing. Everyone left saying "See you next year."
It was a welcome change having two girls on the
committee; Lou Hunt and Vera Ryan, along with our
usuals, Jim Coman, Abie Anderson and Bill Sherlock.
Thank you, again, for a job well done.

Gas House Gang Committee


The Panama Canal Society of Arizona held its Fall,
1991, luncheon/meeting on October 12, at the Holiday
Inn in Casa Grande, AZ. In attendance were the
following: Helen Munson; Charles and Anne (Trimble)
Parks; Nancy (Crooks) Koepplinger and her guest from
England, Edna La Brie; Louise Cottini and her guest,
Jean Johnston; Loring and Evelyn White; Chester and
Mary Oakes; Dr. Daniel and Miriam Hirschl; Peggy
Bradley; Warren and DoraLe Grys; Rachel Martindale;
Coral Ann Strickler; Jeff and Melissa Hirschl with their
baby daughter, Audrey Anne.
During the business meeting, by popular vote, the
dates for spring and fall meetings in future were changed
to the last half of March and the last half of October,
largely because many Arizona residents are traveling to
cooler climes from April 1 through October 15. Dues
were raised from $5.00 to $10.00 per year per family, and
a committee was appointed to scout out alternate
luncheon sites.

Dan and Miriam Hirschl gave a fascinating talk on
the making of molas, accompanied by documentation in
the form of color slides. The Hirschls have a unique and
extensive collection of molas, including a king-sized
bedspread made of them, which, along with some of their
individual molas, will be on display at the Sun City (AZ)
Art Museum during the last half of November.
Anne and Charles Parks spent a week in northern
Arizona while Charlie's sister, Mary, and her husband
were visiting them recently. Lucky Mary won $1,000.00 in
Harrah's in Laughlin, NV., across the river, during that
time! Then, in August, Anne spent 5 days in Florida with
their nine grandchildren in Port St. Lucie, and saw their
newest beautiful grandbaby, Hannah, daughter of
Charles and Dana Parks.


Ed and Alice (Brayton) Mix, now residing in
Huachuca City, Arizona, enjoying sun and fun in
Itlaquipagui, Mexico, 1991.

V.,A. Billi
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Anne also reports that Alice (Brayton) Mix and her
husband, Ed, have moved back to southern Arizona after
only a few months residence in Florida, and now reside
in Huachuca City. Helen Munson, who accompanied the
Parkses to the luncheon, stated that she recently took the
Verde River train ride from Clarksdale, AZ., and found
it very scenic and enjoyable.
Richard Bock, former CHS teacher, who now lives
in Green Valley, AZ., with his wife, Norma, phoned to
give me the details of the death of David McIlhenney
(see Deep Sorrow), and to tell me that Dr. Bernardo and
Hilda Grenadino are now living in Green Valley. Dr.
Grenadino practiced at Coco Solo and Gorgas Hospitals.
Hilda is now a real estate agent in Green Valley.
James Lovelady phoned to say that he is much
recovered from his recent illness, and wishes to express
his appreciation for the concern and support expressed by
many of his Zonian friends and BHS 1958 classmates.
I have found yet another former Zonian, right in my
own neighborhood! She is Pat Olson, nee Pat Arenz, a
1969 BHS graduate. Pat has a beautiful little daughter,
around 12 years old. She (Pat) is a professional
hairdresser. She was quite excited to speak of Balboa
High, since she and five siblings attended it. If any of her
classmates read this and wish to say "Hello" to Pat, send
a note, c/o me, and I'll deliver it.
Ken Middleton is busy, as usual, getting ready for a
display and gem-identification, gem-facetting booth at the
world famous Tucson Gem Show in November. Ken
teaches gem-facetting (advanced classes on Mondays,
elementary classes to children on Wednesdays) and will
have some of his students facetting stones before our very
eyes at the show. His wife, Wanda, attended an
Elderhostel seminar in Oceanography at Scripps Institute
in San Diego in July. In October, after presenting papers
at several Ivy League universities this fall, his daughter,
Valerie, and her husband, Gary Ramey, both economics
professors at University of California, San Diego, will
visit with Ken and Wanda here.
The traveling Loring Whites toured Bavaria and
Austria for almost six weeks during July and August.
They flew to Munich, rented a car, and stayed in time-
share resorts. Evelyn White's son, Dr. Vincent Smith, and
his wife, Vicki, of Wilmington, NC., joined them for the
first two weeks. Loring says that the highlights of the trip
included the Austrian Alps, a folklore show, Lichtenstein,
and Switzerland a week in Vienna with its wonderful
music, the final four days in Munich, and the marvelous
fresh bread and excellent beer everywhere!
A few years ago, Danny Cox may have beaten
Loring's four countries in one day, not as to countries but
as to milage, when he celebrated his seventieth birthday
in Ireland, New York City and Denver, CO., all in one
day! He and his wife, Jane (Dickson) Cox, have a
Caribbean cruise to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and
Nassau, booked for November. Details in my next report.
Former BHS classmate, Robert Schultz phoned from
Irvin, Texas, when he was there to attend the Ft. Hood
ceremony turning over the command of the Ft. Hood
Finance Unit to his son, Col. Robert Shultz, Jr. He and
his daughter, Charlotte, had come from Panama, stayed
with her son, Danny, and his wife in Irvin, then went to
the ceremony at Ft. Hood, where they had a lovely
meeting and conversation with Gen. Cisneros.
Robert remarried in February, 1991, to a lady with a

very interesting background. She was born and reared in
Peru, of a German father and English mother. She is
multi-lingual and is a professional beautician, having
studied in Argentina and at the Coty Institute of
Switzerland. They were, at the time we talked, planning
a trip to Argentina in October, to see her son and his
two daughters.

Jane (Dickson) Cox
(602) 298-3147


Fine weather resulted in a great turn-out for the
eight or so Arts and Crafts Fairs in our area and over
300,000 visitors that spent loads of money. The amounts
taken in by the various fairs hasn't been determined as of
this report, but indications are that all had better years
than last.
Bruce and Dorothy Sanders report considerable
excitement in their family since the first of August. On
that date Dorothy fell and broke a hip, resulting in
admission to the hospital and surgery with a ball
replacement. Bruce III and Sandy responded by driving
over from Piano, Texas, and arriving at the hospital
shortly before Dorothy came out of the operating room.
Bruce III remained in Bentonville until the middle of the
month and assisted his parents in many ways. He was
joined a few days before going home by his son, Curtis,
and grandson, Ryan. While here, Ryan celebrated his
third birthday. Great-grandpa Bruce made a birthday
cake which was enjoyed by all. There were four
generations of Sanders men in the house at that time.


Four Generations Bruce G. Sanders III, Curtis M.
Sanders, Bruce G. Sanders Jr., with Ryan Curtis

Bruce III and Curtis did considerable interior and
exterior painting of the house. Great-grandson Ryan and
great-grandpa Bruce supervised. It was a very quiet
household after they all returned to Texas.
Son Jack and Sherrilyn Shepard flew in from Santa
Cruz, CA at the end of September. They joined Bruce

and Dorothy for a trip to Branson, MO, where they took
in some shows. A day or so after returning to
Bentonville, Jack and Sherrilyn went to Memphis and
Nashville to visit Sherrilyn's family and take in the Grand
Ole Opry. After returning to Bentonville, they spent
several days with Bruce and Dorothy before flying back
to Santa Cruz.
A good time was had by all during these visits and
Dorothy and Bruce were sorry to see everyone go home.
Etta Faye Terrell had daughter, Andrea, and
husband, Paul, come by a couple of days on their way to
Kansas, Nebraska, and the Bad Lands of South Dakota
and on their return they stayed for a week doing odd jobs
around the house for Etta Faye.
Maxine Reinhold is heading north to Minneapolis,
MN., for Thanksgiving. There, she will be joined by son,
Mel, and his wife, Louann, from Columbus, OH.
The Nails Alice and "Red" has Red recuperating
from a siege of bleeding ulcer. They report hearing from
Ralph and Marie Shuey upon their return from Germany
in early October. The Shueys enjoyed a trip into Austria
very much.
Betty McGilberry very much enjoyed her trip to
Nova Scotia and Eastern Canada with a group of friends
from the Bentonville Methodist Church.
John and Polly Michaelis are staying home and
getting house in shape for the upcoming winter season.
Knobby and Peggy Keller report Peggy recovering
from a total replacement of her left knee. She is doing
okay, but not yet ready to dance.
Harold and Rita Grammer said that Rita attended
the 83rd birthday of her father Herbert Engelke and
he celebrated with cake and cookies for all the nurses at
the home. His wife, Willa, and Rita took Herbert for a
ride to enjoy the fall colors. Also, Harold and Rita
opened their home to some out-of-state visitors attending
the Arts and Crafts Fairs in the area.
Attending a family reunion in Battlement Mesa, CO
was the traveling done by Harold and Jerry Harp.
The Huffmans Willard and Kathleen motored off
to Tulsa, OK the early part of October to the Panama
Canal Society of Oklahoma fall picnic. Thoroughly
enjoyed the hospitality of President Ron Jacobs and the
Oklahoma crew. Have attended numerous Arts and
Crafts Fairs of Northwest Arkansas and completed some
of their Christmas shopping. Rojo has the firewood on
the patio and says he is ready for winter.
When called, Mary Lou Engelke said she had nothing
newsworthy at this time.
Jack and Joan Corliss were leaving for the Gulf
Shores of Alabama for a quick vacation when called for
Marion Colclasure said her mother, Addie, had gone
to Kansas because of illness of one of her sisters.
Flying to California, Evelyn Engelke, spent 10 days with
her son, Bill and his wife, Shirley, and little Billy, in Los
Banos. While there, she also visited with Bob and Lillian
Sieler in Salinas. Her grand-daughter, Lee Engelke,
enlisted in the U.S. Navy and is in Orlando, FL. With
daughter, Judy Montanaro, from Silver Springs, MD,
here to accompany her, they left for Illinois to visit sister,
Fran Elmendorf.
Your reporter and his wife, Betty, drove to
Shreveport, LA and spent a weekend with son, Paul
Rhoads, and family. Though the weather was hot and
humid, we enjoyed seeing them all.

At the fall dinner, the officers for the next two years
were selected and Robert Balcer was elected president
and Marion Colclasure was elected secretary/treasurer.

Robert "Bud" Balcer

Among those attending the annual fall luncheon of
the Northwest Arkansas Panama Canal Society for the
first time were Phoebe Harris of Prairie Grove, AR, and
her sister, Ann Harris LaRue, Tulsa, OK. They are both
native Arkansans, and Phoebe now lives during the
summer months in their ancestral home in Prairie Grove,
in which the sisters were born. Both ladies have a
Panama connection. Ann worked at the Balboa
Headquarters of the 15th Naval District from 1944 to
1949. Phoebe was connected with the UA Agricultural
Service in Panama from 1954 to 1957, at which time she
made a number of Canal Zone friends. In 1984, Phoebe
retired as a Home Economics Professor at Mississippi U
in Starkville, MS, and spends the winter months at her
home there. Ann is currently employed as an office
manager of an independent oil and gas company in Tulsa.
Maxine and Earl Wrenn, Springdale, drove to Grand
Cane, LA, to help Lottie Tinnen celebrate her 90th
birthday on October 2. Fronie Fender flew in from
Florida and Chris and Nancy Wrenn, of Tyler, TX, drove
down to join in the celebration.
Shortly thereafter, the Wrenns had as their guests for
several days Joe and Marge Coffin from York, PA. Joe
retired from the C.Z. Fire Department on the Atlantic
side. Mary and Dick Condon took the Wrenns and
Coffins out to dinner one evening and got together with
them several other times. In August, the Condons,
Fayetteville, had driven to Memphis to see the Catherine
the Great exhibit. They then went on to Ohio to visit
Dick's relatives in Cincinnati and Columbus. From there
they went to Mt. Vernon, VA, to visit Wendell (Cinco)
Allen. On October 5, they drove to Locust Grove, OK,
to join with Ron and Alice Jacobs to go to the Oklahoma
Chapter of the P.C. Society picnic at Tulsa.
News from the Whitlock-Burton Clan -- Frances
Whitlock, Fayetteville, enjoyed a week's visit from her
daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Marcel Werbrouck,
of Mishawaka, IN. Marcel excels as a "Mister Fix-it" and
got things in good shape at the Whitlock home. About
the same time, Frances' sister and brother-in-law, Minnie
and Mike Burton, had a two-weeks' visit from Minnie's
daughter, Judy Crooks Dailey, of Houston, TX. The
Burtons entertained all of them for dinner at the Park
Inn. Later, the Burtons, Judy, and Frances spent a
delightful 3-1/2 days at Silver Dollar City in Branson,
MO. Betty and Bud Huldtquist, of Dothan, AL, spent a
week visiting Bud's mother, Mattie B. Wieman, in
Fayetteville. Frances and the Burtons, "kissing cousins",
also spent many hours visiting them, at the same time
keeping a watch on the Congressional Judicial Hearings
of Judge Clarence Thomas.
Carl and Petie Maedl drove to Charleston, IL, the
latter part of September to visit Pam and Vince Gutowski
and family. Their granddaughter, Jenniver, a sophomore
at EIU, with a number of other art students from the
university, was preparing to travel to California to

participate in environmental artist Cristo's "Umbrella"
project in which 1760 yellow umbrellas, 19-1/2 feet tall
and 28 feet wide, were to be raised simultaneously on
October 9 in an area in and about Tejon Pass, a little
south of Bakersfield. The Maedls went on to Minnesota
to visit Pat and Jim Krough and family in Minneapolis.
On September 29, Jim Krough was among 6,000(runners
who participated in the Twin City marathon. Other
former Zonians the Maedls visited were Roscoe and
Kathleen Haining, Alexandria, MN, and Jim and Grace
Pfau, now living at Covenant Manor in Golden Valley,
MN. The Pfaus had just recently returned from a trip to

Lisa Down and her grandfather, Luke Palumbo, at the
wedding in Gainesville, Florida.

Luke Palumbo, Fayetteville, went to Florida to attend
the wedding of his granddaughter, Lisa Down, to Dick
Smith. The beautiful ceremony took place on August 17,
at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, FL.
It was Luke's privilege to escort Lisa down the garden

Petie Maedl


Our annual "Memorabilia Luncheon" was held at
Michael's Restaurant in Los Angeles on August 4, 1991.
Greeters Tom and Marian Rice, Tom and Helen
McGuinness, Edward and Letty Moore and George and
Winifred Miller welcomed us all warmly in the foyer of
the landmark restaurant formerly the famous Brown
Memorabilia was on display, on tables around the
room and members had the opportunity to cluster around
the 'treasures of the past.' The meeting was called to
order by President Joan deGrummond and after the
Invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the "Star
Spangled Banner" and announcements lunch was served.
Michael's famous Pot Roast was delicious!

Victoria Lynn Hall, nee Morris dances the first waltz
with Dad, Bob Morris at her wedding in Guatamala
City, Guatamala.

Our program was special "Canal Zone Family
Histories." Ron Seeley, (BHS'44), Jolie (Kilbey) Seeley,
(BHS'48), Conrad Horine, (CHS'44) and Norine Kaufer
Crnich, (CHS'76) all narrated their family's history from
the early Canal Zone days. The stories told carried back
to construction days descriptive, historical, anecdotal.
One can truly appreciate the 'adventure' of working on
the construction of the Panama Canal.
Following the grand construction days era, Steve
Cartotto (BHS'77), having recently returned from a trip
to Panama, provided a look at the present day Panama -
La Zona Antigua and the Canal with his slide
presentation, annotated with perceptive commentary.
Everyone agreed it was a wonderful program.
Our lottery winners were, First prize Kate
Underwood; Second prize Grace Halvorsen Evans;
Third prize Grace Irving. Joan deGrummond won the
raffle a beautiful Afghan, donated by Letty Moore. It
was a wonderful day. Our next luncheon will be held at
Knotts Berry farm, in Anaheim. It will be a special
"Holiday Luncheon" and we hope all members and guests
will join in the Christmas Sing-A-Long, led by Maestro
David LeRoy Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be
there also!


Ira and Dorothy Brandt will celebrate with family
from England and friends at the wedding of their eldest
Harry and Phydelis (Walbridge) Nethery enjoyed a
vacation in Oregon this past August.
Bob and Millie Provost spent five weeks in Florida
on the beaches of St. Petersburg and Indian Rocks. They
also visited their daughter in Atlanta. Bob reports he has
membership in ISPE, the International Society for
Philosophical Enquiry, an elite society for intellectual
Patricia Quinn will be spending Christmas in
Panama, visiting her mother and brothers, Bruce and

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Martha Wysney spent the month of August in
Aloysius and Pauline Zon just returned from a
three-month trip to Florida in their camper.
Jack and Kathryn (Argo) Taylor spent August and
September 'bumming around' the Midwest. Three weeks
in South Dakota, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park,
Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
Seems like a lot of 'traveling Zonians' out there!
Dorothy Hayward has a new address: Palm Crest
House, 3501 Cedar Ave. #407, Long Beach, CA 90807.
Her telephone number is (213) 492-6632. She now lives
in a retirement home, and she loves to hear from old
friends, which is good medicine for her.


The Annual West Coast Reunion held at the Bahia
Hotel, San Diego, was a colossal success ask anyone
who attended! The weekend started with a bang with
congenial groups gathering in the Hospitality Suite of the
Bahai. Lots of kissing and 'abrazos' the typical Zonian
greeting! Enjoying it all were first-time grandparents
Conrad and Norma Horine and sister Fern (Horine)
Dabill, David Hollowell, and sisters Hope (Hollowell)
Hirons, and Victoria (Hollowell) Allen. Out-of-towners
included Dale Cockle (CHS'54), Houston, Art and Edie
Farrell, Richardson, Texas, Frances Jones, Sarasota, Fla.,
Betty Chan Snow, Clearwater, Fla., Al and Dorothy Pate,
St. Petersburg, Fla., and never-miss-a-reunion Sue and
Royce Lewis, Albuquerque, NM.
Saturday morning the golfers met early to play in a
tournament arranged by Conrad Horine. It was a 'no
score game' and everyone enjoyed the rolling hills of
Tecolote Canyon Golf Course and the 'basilando.' In lieu
of prize money this year, they treated themselves to a
Mexican Fiesta at Carlos Murphey's in Old Town.
The Dinner/Dance was held in the ballroom
decorated with a myriad of floating parrots and tables
decorated with 'sombreros de montunas,' Tivoli coffee,
and Canal Zone matches. Panama style dresses and
montunos abounded...and the familiar music of Panama
played by the 'Fabuloso Tito Mouynes' reverberated
through the ballroom. The highlight of the Dinner/Dance
was a professional presentation of "Bailes Tipicos" by
Jose Fragera and his group of Panamanian dancers. The
audience was delighted over the swirling skirts of the
Polleras and the tapping feet of the caballeros in
Montunos. Keeping in step were Jack Clay, and Tom
Rice, our own 'Canta Adelante Caballeros.'
Those attending the West Coast Reunion were:
Terry Albritton, Victoria (Hollowell) Allen, Adele Argo, Cyril & Elva
Atherton, Vielka Atherton, Joanna Atherton, M/M Isadore Barrett,
Charles Becktell, Court & Kathleen (Steiner) Bennett, Fred & Aurora
Bremer, Ben & Jan Brooker, Paul Buehler, Darrel & Connie
Bumgarner, Steve Cartotto, John Cella, Jack Clay, Dale Cockle,
Margaret (Ridge) Coffey, Jim & Frances (Davenport) Coman, James
& Gloria Conley, Fern (Horine) Dabill, Kenneth & Nancy Daves,
Agnes (Reinke) Davis, Iris Days, Joan (Ridge) deGrummond, Eleanor
(Williams) Dehl, Alex de la Cruz, Arthur & Edith (Sanders) Diaz,
Luis & Carla Dogue, Rico & Yola Dogue, Muriel (Isreal) Dorfman,
Jane Ellis, David & Gretchen (Diez) Evans, Carol (Halvorsen) Evans,
Art & Edith (O'Neil) Farrell, Mike & Celia Fernandez, Francis &
LaVerne Fitzpatrick, Dale & Vivian (Corn) Flowers, M/M Jose
Fraguela, M/M Carlos Fraguela, Mrs. Fraguela, Iras Gabryeleniz,
George & Helen Gercich, Marji Gilbert, Paul Goodrich, Eugene
Gregg, Joseph & Annabelle Grills, Mike & Reggie Harrell, Cecilia
Hauser, M/M Edward Hayes, James & Delia Henderson, Catherine
Henderson, Hope (Hollowell) Hirons, David Hollowell, Conrad &

Norma Horine, Al & Ann Houston, Gordon & Jean (Kenney) Hoyt,
Antoinette Huff, Grace Irving, Frances Jones, Nelva (Pam) Juliano,
Jean Karch, Bunny (Isreal) Karlan, Leo Krziza, Stephanie Lafond,
David Lane, Janet (Nesbitt) Laschinger, Royce & Sue Lewis, Gerda
(Halvorsen) Lewy, Isabelle (Zemer) Lively, Robert & Allison Logan,
Robert Lowe, Don Lowhse, Alonzo & Vicki Lugo, Jim & Ellen
(Zitzman) Maclssac, Neil & Bertha Magner, Thomas & Mayra
Matson, Edward Matson, Helen McCarthy, Nancy McCullough, Tom
& Helen McGuinness, Alex & Sheila McKeown, Jr., Karen Miller,
Kathleen (Boni) Moffett, Martha Montange, Tito Mouynes, Jose &
Magdalena Moraga, Bob & Linda (Reimann) Morris, Gunnar
Mouritzen, George & Winifred Muller, Charles Norris, Joe & Ella
Norton, Sharon O'Brien, Michael Orden, Roberto Orden, Al &
Dorothy Pate, Debbie Pate, Jean (O'Brien) Pence, Dr. Kenneth &
Diane Pierce, M/M James pine, Isabel Pinzon, William & Susan
(Taylor) Pitney, Jaime Porter, Anthony & Irene Provost, Robert &
Mildred provost, William Quinn, John & Rosalind Rice, Tom &
Marian Rice, Joan Ridge, Louise (Nana O'Brien) Roberts, Laura
(Walston) Sanders, Catsy (Taylor) Schafer, Ed Schloeder, Ron & Jolie
Seeley, Jack & Liriola Simon, Joe Smith, Bob Smalling, Betty (Chan)
Snow, William & Sissy (Roe) Spreuer, Stephanie Steiner, Al & Jerrye
Stumpf, Ken, Celine, Patrick Stone, Richard Tatelman, Dale Taylor,
Jack & Kathryn (Argo) Taylor, Roger & Rochelle Thompson, George
Thornton, Eleanor Thornton, Joe & Michie Tuttobene, Ron & Peggy
Wanke, Irene Will, Gloria Williams, Warren & Evelyn (Belanger)
Wood, Ruth (Bauman) Yielding, (and many more).
SCENE: Tracey (Spradlin) McQuillen and husband Kurt
came with parents Lloyd and Margaret Spradlin. Dr.
Kenny and Diane (Baker) Pierce, Eric Coffey, Karen
Schonleber, Monica and Jeff Reyes, Fred and Aurora
Bremer, the Blennerhassett brothers, Gloria Williams,
Stephanie Steiner and Ed Matson to name a few. Great
fun watching Allie and Sheila McKeown, San Fernando
Valley, glide across the dance floor 'sin sombrero de
montuno' his 25-year trademark, forgotten in haste.
Darrel and Connie (Zemer) Bumgarner resplendent
in her grandmother's Pollera, danced every dance.
Connie found the original 'Clubhouse Empanada' recipe
in an old Spillway and faxed it to this reporter. It will be
included in the November Newsletter.
More eye pleasers....Never-miss-a-dance Terry
Albritton, Steve Cartotto, Toni Huff, Bob and Linda
Morris, Sharon O'Brien, Dick Tatelman and Senora
Payne and her entourage of Rhythmic sons!
Older smoothies... Tom and Marian Rice, John and
Rosalyn Rice, Leo Krziza, Tom and Helen McGuinness.
Greatly missed this year was Bob and Rosa Dill. HAPPY
BIRTHDAY to Bob Dill who celebrated his 102nd
birthday in October!
Margi Gilbert presented a "Mola Magic" show of
fashions, including many new styles great Christmas
Guest Speaker at Sunday's breakfast was Richard
Tatelman (CHS'53) who spoke of "Growing up in the
Canal Zone" and his most recent re-visit to the country
of his youth.
There was also more music by Tito, and until the last
note was played, Loretta Hirschfield Adams, Anne
McGee Severy, David Hollowell, Court and Kathleen
Steiner Bennett, Delia Henderson and Bob and Linda
Morris were still on the dance floor.
We thank the committee members, David Lane,
Coordinator; Kenneth and Celine Stone; Kathryn and
Jack Taylor; David Hollowell; Tom and Marian Rice; and
Conrad and Norma Horine for their hard work and
planning. Let's plan an ENCORE next year!

Linda Reimann Morris
(619) 272-9729


Unless some major change in my health occurs, this
is my last Colorado report. Too many projects at the
same time.
My appeal in this issue of the magazine is for
someone to come forward and take over the pleasant
task. I have files, a Stylebook, and memories of many
good times with my comrades here.
Our congratulations to the new Society President,
Bob Van Siclen. As a member of the Balboa High School
Class of 1938, he came out here with his wife, Nancy and
I intend to attend the 1992 Reunion in orlando if at
all possible. At least I'm going to try.

Boulder, Colorado Rehearsal dinner, Molloy-Perez
wedding. L-R: Jim Meigs, Margaret (Meigs) Molloy,
Lester Meigs, Kathy Molloy, Helen Bothwell, Colonel
(Ret.) Bothwell. Top: Joseph Perez.

Through the joint efforts of two daughters who live
in Colorado, a son-in-law, and prospective son-in-law, six
months of planning and work, a beautiful wedding was
held here in Boulder on September 17.
Your Colorado correspondent, resigning with regrets.

Margaret (Meigs) Molloy
(303) 499-9528

(We wish you all the best Margaret, and we love you for
being such a good and informative reporter. See you in
Orlando! Ed.)


Hello from Costa Rica! Got a call last month from
Linda Thatcher, who was down to spend some time with
ex-hubby, ex CZ Police Officer Fred Nicolaisen and
daughter, who live here in the San Jose area. The family
planned to do some whitewater rafting and basically have
I just got back from Panama (Gamboa, mostly)
where I enjoyed staying with my cousin, Llori Gibson,
and her family. Llori and Jacque Fearon put me to work
for a few days helping with their eighth annual "Nature

Fair", which included sales of local artifacts, typical food,
and informational booths set up by Smithsonian Institute,
Ancon (Asociacion Nacional Conservation Naturaleza),
etc. An estimated 5000 attended the fair in "Downtown"
Gamboa, including Frank Dupree, Catherine (Whitlock)
Cedeno and mon, MaryLou, Diana (Duncan) Grief and
husband, Nico, and many others.
To my mom and dad, "Saludos" from Jack Love,
John Reilly, Frank Dupree, Tim Corrigan, Jim Doyle,
John Albritton, Mr. Malvino, Mr. Tunon, Carl Tuttle,
Mr. Singh, "Primo", Georgino, and, of course, many
GEES, Wally, you 'ras still got plenky palanca in
Panama! 'An dem all wishin' you well!
My last day in Panama, I made a Black Bean Soup
for Llori, Jay and Jackie and Bob Fearon -- if you
readers get to Costa Rica -- stop by and I'll whip one
together for you!
Debbie Hansen called while I was away and had a
great conversation with my friend, Llarira, here, but
Debbie, you didn't leave a number!
Also -- who was that other girl who called and
couldn't speak Spanish enough to leave a message?
Shame, shame...
Talked to Bob May in Dallas one night from
Gamboa -- Mr. Sing and Obispo wanted to say hello.
I'll be leaving San Jose for my place in Playa Grande
tomorrow. That's probably where you'll find me if you
get down this way.
Surf's up!

W. Michael Trout



Canal Zone residents in the Sarasota area, certainly
enjoy going places and sharing our beautiful Sarasota and
surrounding areas with many visitors. Mary Orr
entertained the Monday Morning Coffee Group at a
brunch at the Lido Beach Holiday Inn. Her special guest
was Mickey (Walker) Fitzgerald of New Smyrna Beach,
FL., who was visiting with her parents, George and
Mayno Walker. Mary explained that Mickey was her first
Student Assistant on the Canal Zone and presented her
with a lovely memento of the occasion. It was also a
special occasion, as the group sang Happy Birthday
greetings to Myrtle Hughes. A great time was had by
Mike and Marion Greene honored their good
friends, George and Tommy Roth with a festive dinner
party on the occasion of their 44th wedding anniversary.
Out-of-town guests included Helen Swearingen of Winter
Park, FL and her son, Richard "Buckeye" Swearingen of
Ft. Collins, Colorado.
The Earl Wrenns of Springdale, AR., who were
visiting Fronie Fender in Bradenton, were also honored
at an enjoyable dinner given at the home of Mike and

Marion Greene. Guests included neighbors and friends
of Canal Zone days.
The Mike Greene's really enjoy retirement life and
have travelled recently to Pensacola for a visit with
Mike's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Fowler. They also had a most interesting and enjoyable
week's visit with Lee and Marion Kariger, at their winter
residence in Murphy, NC.
Lee and Marion Kariger recently returned to their
summer residence in Murphy, NC from a 16-day trip to
England, Scotland and Wales. They flew to London,
cruised up the East Coast of the United Kingdom into
Inverness, Scotland, spent one day in both Scotland and
Wales. They returned down the West Coast to
Stonehedge and the Roman Baths in Bath, England.
Later in the month, the Karigers enjoyed a visit by
his son, Bob Kariger and his wife, Nell, of Long Beach,
CA, who were the many "Leafers" who come to North
Carolina to enjoy the changing of the leaves and the
dogwood and Oaks in the area.
Gladys McLain enjoyed a 10 day visit with her
cousin, Lorraine (Frankel) Alberga, widow of the late
Lloyd Alberga, from Riverside, CA. During the visit,
Lorraine was the guest of honor at a morning coffee,
given by her hostess, Gladys McLain, to renew
friendships and reminisce about the happy days on the
Atlantic side. She was also the guest a dinner party given
by Mike and Marion Greene.
Tinsie (Bliss) Barnes, recent widow of Barney
Barnes, former Chief of the Panama Canal Payroll
Branch, had a week's visit in Ridgeley, WV to have a
Memorial Service with the family members of her late
husband. She was accompanied by their god-son and
nephew, Donald L. Humphrey, of Palm Bay, FL, as he
did the driving for this occasion. While they were in
West Virginia, Donald took a side trip to Baltimore for
a two-day visit with his former classmate and close
friends, Eileen (Cox) and Geoffrey Cowell, at their home
in Severna Park, MD. He had a most enjoyable visit -
reminiscing, sight-seeing, boat riding, etc. It was a most
interesting trip for both Tinsie and Donald.
Mrs. Blanche Hartman of Glen Oaks, Sarasota, had
the pleasure of visits with her sister, Dora (Walker)
Chatburn of Salinas, Ecuador, who recently returned
from a visit with her daughter, Mabel (Chatburn) Powell
and family in England. Also another sister, Mary
(Walker) Sasso of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, arrived following
a visit with her son, Dr. Richard Sasso and family in
Warsaw, IN, where she had recent cataract surgery.
Blanchie's son, Leo McIntire of Tulsa, OK was also here
for the family gathering.
There were several Walker Family get-togethers at
the home of their brother, George and Mayno Walker,
and an arroz con polio comida at the home of their
niece, Stella (Boggs) DeMarr in Bradenton, FL. Two
sisters, Dora and Mary left for Salinas, Ecuador with a
short stopover in Panama with family members there. It
is the first time all the family had been together in quite
some time.
Blanche Hartman is now anticipating Thanksgiving as
her son, Leo Mclntire and his children and grandchildren
will be in Sarasota to share the holiday.
During the Labor Day holiday, Kathleen (Kay)
Nelson flew to Hawaii for a week's visit with her son, 1st
Lt Jeffrey, USA; his wife, Mary Ann and their daughter,

Leeann in the Hawaiian Islands. After Kay returned, she
wrote that her son had been promoted to the rank of
Captain. He is assigned to the Medical Corps at
Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu.
Gladys (Watson) McLain returned late in October
from a two-month visit with her son-in-law and daughter,
Dr. Yossi and Judy (McLain) Feintuch and their two
sons, and to welcome her new granddaughter, Maayan
Feintuch, born shortly after Gladys' arrival in Cincinnati.
Gladys also enjoyed lunching and reminiscing with Helen
Light, a friend of long-standing. They were co-workers
when both worked for the U.S. Navy in Coco Solo and
later with the Terminals Division in Old Cristobal.
Helen left the Isthmus in 1964, following the retirement
of her husband, the late Frank Light.
Frances (Days) Jones, one of our frequent travelers,
has recently returned with her sister-in-law, Iris Days,
widow of Albert Days, and with her daughters and
families, Bill and Judy (Days) Swann and daughter, Alex,
and with Ann (Haskell) Verrutti and sons, Gabria and
Blasco. It was the first Franny had seen her niece, Judy,
since she was four years old.
She also visited Arthur and Dorothy and Catsy
(Taylor) Schafer, her daughter, Sue (Taylor) Pitney and
son, Nikko, while in San Diego, and in Brea, with Forrest
"Cheesie" and Lola Cheeseman. Franny also attended
the P.C. Reunion there and had a wonderful time visiting
former neighbors and friends.
In October, Jay Cain flew to New Jersey for her
annual week's visit with her sister, Myrill Weicksel in
North Jersey and to visit with other family members and
friends. Previously, Jay and Myrtle Hughes motored to
Merritt Island to attend the wedding of Myrtle's
granddaughter, Forrest Clafflin (daughter of Sandra
Hughes) Clafflin and to visit their lovely new home.

Gladys B. Humphrey


Last June and July, Clinton and Naomi Bohannon
made a world trip. Accompanying them were their
grandson, Scott Bohannon and his friend Jenny Horn,
their daughter, Gail (Bohannon) Wade, and two children,
Jennifer and Clinton Wade.
They spent a week in Hong Kong, the first stop, to
prepare for the three-week journey through China. The
China excursion was the fulfillment of a plan made some
60 years ago by Clinton Bohannon when he was a
Marine. He was looking forward to a tour in China at
that time but was assigned to Nicaragua at the last
Shanghai, first city visited, was where the Marines were
stationed. The Family walked the Bund and visited the
commune. Then they flew to Wuhan were they boarded
the MS Longzhong for a six-day journey up the Yantse
River, passing through the Three Gorges. At Chongqing,
the home base for the WWII Flying Tigers, they
From Chongqing, they flew to Xian where they saw the
Terracotta Army and many other sights. They then flew

to Guangzhou (Canton) and then back to Hong Kong.
Scott and Jenny left at this point and returned to the U.S.
The rest flew to Johannesburg, S. Africa via Mauritius.
The group drove by car through S. Africa stopping at
Kimberly, Cape Town, Prince Albert and Outshoorn.
While there, they rode ostriches at an Ostrich Farm.
They continued to Knysna, through the Drakensberg
Mountains, then to the Wades' favorite, the Sabi Sabi
Game Reserve neat Kruger Park. Then they drove to the
Mashatu Game Reserve at Botswana where they saw an
incredible amount of elephants.

Naomi Bohannon, Clinton Wade, Gail Wade,
Jennifer Wade, Clinton Bohannon, Scott Bohannon,
Jennifer Horn.

From Mashatu they returned to Johannesburg and flew
to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. After four days there,
they flew to Europe and then to Florida. It was a
fabulous trip one which they will never forget.
Gene and Ethel Askew were happy to have three of
their children and grandchildren with them at the reunion
in June. Bob came for his 25th BHS reunion; Nancy
Goodwin and her family were on their vacation from
Panama, and Steve and his wife, Sonya, came from
Clearwater. Bob has recently retired from the Army and
he and his family are living in Hailey, Idaho, where he is
employed by Power Engineers. Nancy and her family
drove to New Orleans where Lisa entered Loyola
University. In August, Gene and Ethel flew to Seattle to
join a tour of the Northwest the beautiful Canadian
Rockies, Vancouver and Victoria, including the
spectacular Buchart Gardens.
Dottie and Al Pate recently returned from a lengthy
stay with their daughter, Dr. Deborah Pate, in San Diego.
While there, they helped Deborah get settled in her new
home. They were able to attend the West Coast Reunion
which was great and very enjoyable. The first person they
heard at the hotel was Gene Gregg talking 'Bajun, so they
knew where the Hospitality Suite was located. Kathryn
(Argo) Taylor welcomed them and had everything under
control as usual. They thought they wouldn't know many
people, but surprisingly, they knew almost everyone. It
was wonderful to see and talk to old friends like Jack
Clay, Dale Cockle, Frances and Jim Coman, New
Cristobal neighbor Fern Dabill, Joan deGrummond and
her son, a charmer like his mother, childhood friends,
Edith (Lolly) and Arthur Diaz, Edith and Arthur Farrell.

Edith taught daughter Debbie swimming at Gatun, Hope
Hirons, Frances Jones, Janet Nesbitt Laschinger, good
'Bajun joke teller and dancer, Bertha and Neil Magner,
Helen and Tom McGuinness, Marion and Tom Rice,
Catsy (Taylor) Schafer, Betty Chan Snow, and Debbie
was thrilled to see her. Irene Will, Mildred Sutherland
and daughter Janet and grandson, and Bob Geddes from
Marion Rice was in charge of the bar and food. Dottie
ended up behind the bar and had a ball. The dinner
dance was a huge success, the food delicious, Tito's music
outstanding and the fashion show delightful. During
Sunday Brunch, they saw Adele Argo, Grace Irving and
Agnes (Reinke) Davis. After an interesting talk by
Richard Tatelman, they all left with high spirits.

Gertrude Allgaier
(813) 546-2245


We did it! We went back home after 28 years of not
seeing what we had left behind for so many years. Shirley
(Bonneau) and Virgil (Skeeter Camby spent 11 fantastic
days in Panama and what we remember as the Canal
The first thing we did was attend the Football
Jamboree at Cristobal High School. The school spirit
echoed off the walls. The next stop was Los Santos,
where Shirley's aunt and uncle reside. We watched the
Campesinos Parade, each float trying to outdo the other.
We were able to spend three days in Bambito at a
beautiful hotel in Cerro Punta, Chiriqui, near El Volcan.
Delicious trout was served in so many ways there. We
were able to spend many hours in different places in
Panama and found it to have the same charm as always.
Panama is still a beautiful city with people who look to
tomorrow. The best time we had was time spent with
family and friends.
We spent a day on the water with Bob and David
McConaughey, fishing along the canal. We caught 42
Peacock Bass which cost us 10 cents each to have each of
the 1 1/2 to 3 lb. fish fileted. Shirley and I had some for
breakfast best fish we had eaten in a long time.
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L-R: Elaine and Mike Stevenson, Shirley and Skeeter
Camby, Kathleen and Russ Stromberg, Bev and Joe
Wood, Carol and Burt Mead.

In the meantime, Kathy McConaughey was getting
things ready for a surprise cocktail party she and Bob
planned in our honor. We joined many friends we had
not seen in 28 years Burt and Carol Mead, Russ and
Cathy Stromberg, Joe and Bev Wood, Mike and Elaine
Stevenson, Don and Marsha Kat, Lorraine Duncan, Bob
and Irene Barnes, Bob and Lynn Morrissey, Dick Roscoe
and Joe Hunt and their wives.
Time went by all too quickly and it was time to fly
back home, although this time was different, and we both
knew it. We were sure we would return to the land of
our birth, a place that has been a part of our life.
To our family and friends, we thank you it was a
wonderful vacation and one we will not soon forget.

Shirley and Skeeter Camby
St. Petersburg, FL.


Will Nordstrom, Class of 1964, called to let us know
about the recent visit from Gene Hermany (also Class of
'64). Gene came down on a business/pleasure trip from
Illinois. Will and Gene visited for three days while they
played golf at both the Kendall Lakes and Palmetto
courses. Will annihilated Gene at the game each day and
sent Gene home $25 "in the hole". Will is a sales
representative for Reynolds Tobacco and has lived in the
Miami area on Cutler Ridge Road since 1977 with his
wife, Nancy and three children; Angle, Caroline and
William. Will has also gotten together with other Zonites
including Glenn Rhynes and Ron Bauman.
Jackie (Kerr) Johnson from Lake Worth, Fla., Matt
Donovan and I had a great visit with Joanne (Campbell)
Chiari in October. Joanne, who is living in Panama was
on her way to New York for a wedding, after which she
and her husband will then head for Europe.
In late September, I went to Valdosta, Georgia, to
attend Alessandra Gritt's first birthday celebration. Her
parents, Lynn (Budreau) and Rick Gritt are the proud
parents. I had a nice time visiting with Pete Budreau,
Alessandra's maternal grandmother.
Mark Kerr is working with the Benefit Management
Corporation. He is the Director of Marketing for the
company which is a third party administrator for health
plans. Hindi Diamond will speak about her adventures
working as a reporter in Panama at the November Press
Club Meeting.

Janice "Cookie" Newlon
(305) 532-6525

Barb, George and Ellie Husum
new restaurant.

in front of George's

Betty, Dave and Sue Kelleher enjoyed Europe so
much in 1990, they returned again this year for
Oktoberfest, and to visit Mary, Steve, Andrea and Lauren
A birthday party was held for John Husum and his
sister, Mary, on October 18th. Ellie Husum made
Johnnie Mazzetti for the occasion and had a houseful of
guests including Larry and Sue Barca; April (Adams)
Sparks; Barb and Patrick Husum; Lorrie, Todd and
Caitlin Allen; Patty, Angel, Kris and Andrew Arosemena;
John and Odey Hager; Rebekah, Catherine and Jason
Husum. Both John and Odey Hager and John Husum
are are attending classes at Florida State University.
Congratulations to Walter and fiance Christy Evans
who will be getting married on December 14th in
Tallahassee. They plan a romantic honeymoon on the
beaches in Panama after the wedding.
Received a call from Jill Paulson (Mrs. Skip Berger)
of Panama. She and Skip are enjoying life in Panama
and spend most weekends at their beach house on the
Atlantic Side.
Margaret (Kelleher) Marsalona is back in school
working on her degree in Accounting in Ft. Lauderdale.
Write or call me with your news.

Patty Arosemena
(904) 575-2277


Barb, George and Patrick Husum have moved to
Gainesville where George is the new manager of the
Outback Restaurant. A grand opening party was held
for friends and family of the new proprietor.

Greetings from Tampa, Florida! The Tampa
General Hospital is certainly benefiting from the great
Balboa High School Class of 1980.
John Reardon, who graduated from Pinellas
Vocational Technical Institute, is employed there as a

Biomedical Technician. Stephanie Nellis just completed
her Nursing Degree in Washington and was recently
hired as a Graduate Nurse. Billy O'Sullivan is a
Chaplain Intern who joined the Clinical Pastoral
Education Program at Tampa General in August 1990.
Lynn Dunning is Chief Brain Surgeon -- just kidding,
she keeps things running smoothly as Secretary to the
Director of Nursing Resources. We're Proud of all of
you, iust hope we don't have to check in to see you.

(see photo). Sue saw Patrick Coffey who was over in
Brussels studying, and Trina Herring who was visiting
her mother. Next stop was Gaeta, Italy -- about 1-1/1
hours south of Rome, where she stayed with former FSU
roommate, Kim Gibbs.
Oktoberfest in Munich was the next stop. According
to Sue, Oktoberfest beats out Mardi Gras in New
Orleans as the best party around. She'll have to check it
out again next year to be sure.
Last stop was Innsbruck, Austria; it was beautiful;
snow came down on the mountains each night and the
food and shopping were great.
If anyone in the Tampa area has news, please call or


Sue Kelleher
P.O. Box 273131
Tampa, Fl 33688

Maritza Reyes
4814 Northdale Blvd
Tampa, Fl 33624

L-R: Bridesmaid Sue Kelleher, bride Adriana Ateek,
Maid of honor Joann Schoenleber, and bridesmaid
Virginia Suescum.
Adriana Ateek and Craig Berky tied the knot on
October 5, 1991. The wedding was beautiful, and the
reception was attended by many Zonians. We had a
great time partying and catching up on the latest gossip.
Adriana and Craig have made their home in
Indianapolis, Indiana. Tampa will never be the same,
we'll really miss you, Adriana!

Sue Kelleher with nieces Lauren and Andrea
Tochterman in Brussels, Belgium.
Sue Kelleher just got back from vacation in Europe.
She visited with sister, Mary (Kelleher) and Steve
Tochterman, and their daughters, Andrea and Lauren


Eunice Richards hosted a "Zonian" pool party at her
home in Jonesboro, GA on Saturday, August 10th (see
photo). Those attending were: Anne (Carpenter)
Rathgeber; Sissy Flynn; Elizabeth Carpenter; Roger and
Yolanda "Olga" Conley; Hal and Barbara Dayhuff;
Andrea (Byrd) Smith; Virgil, Lori (Stevenson), Allie and
Nick Snow; Cleve and Odie (Winberg) Soper; Dan
Adcock; Pennye McCarragher; Camile (Hendricks)
Bassett; Mildred (Winberg), Jim and Kristen Quinley,
Glen Winberg, Jr.; Fania Isaza; and Davis and June
(Rowley) Stevenson. Everyone brought a covered dish
and there was Panamanian music, so a good time was
had by all. Eunice has a lovely home with a large
inground swimming pool, and it was good visiting and
seeing "old" friends once again.

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Front L-R: Kristen Quinley, Annie (Carpenter)
Rathgeber, June (Rowely) Stevenson, Allie Snow,
Eunice Richards and grandson. Next row: Jim and
Mildred (Winberg) Quinley, Pennye McCarragher,
Camile (Hendricks) Bassett, Andrea (Byrd) Smith,
Odie (Winberg) Soper, Fania Isazu, Barbara
Dayhuff, Sissy Flynn, Hal Dayhuff. Standing L-R:
Glen Winberg Jr., Dan Adcock, Davis Stevenson.
Missing are Virgil, Lori (Stevenson) an Nick Snow,
Roger and Olga Conley. At Eunice Richardshome in
Jonesboro, GA.

Kathleen Sheridan, Andrea Smith, your's truly and
a friend drove to Franklin, North Carolina in September
where Kathleen bought the large male doll. Her new
"man in her life" is called Sam. Kathleen was living for
a short time in Lawrenceville, but has since moved back
to California. We miss her smile and friendly ways here,
and wish she would return to our area.


Connie (friend of Kathleen), Kathleen Sheridan,
Andrea (Byrd) Smith, June (Rowley) Stevenson in
Franklin, N.C. on a shopping trip for a new doll, Sam,
on the right.
Lee (Brown) Irish and her husband, Richard, flew in
from Los Angeles and spent a few days with Peggy
(Wilkes) Burch in Decatur. Lee is a graduate of CHS
Class of 1947. She and Peggy had been best friends in
the Zone, and it had been 43 years since they had last
been together.

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At Bill Henderson's home. L-R: Bill Henderson, Al
Graham, Bobby Clingan.
Al, Mariette and Gigi Graham, along with nieces
Shelly and Debra Ann, enjoyed a vacation in Florida
during the second week of August. They first went to
Daytona Beach and then to Dunedin to visit old friends.
While there they saw Gregg and Larry Gramlich, Bill
Henderson, Bobby Clingan, and Sonny and Ina Rivet.
Al said, "between us, we put more ships through the
Canal for the two days we were together than the real
one did". Al also said that although Florida is a great
vacation spot, he was glad to get back to Macon and
invites any visitors to the Macon area to give him a call

(he's in the phone book) so he can show you some good
old Southern hospitality. (See photos of Al and family in
St. Augustine, Florida and Bill Henderson, Al and Bobby
Clingan at Bill's home.)

Visiting ols fort at St. Augustine, FL. L-R: Gigi,
Hariette, Al Graham and nieces Shelly and Debra

I also heard from Olga and Roger Conley, who
reside in Forest Park, GA. Olga writes that her son,
Louis J. Griffith and wife, Susan (Ball) Griffith visited
them during the July 4th weekend. Louis lives in Ft.
Wayne, Indiana where he works for Allstate Insurance.
While here, Louis and Susan also attended a luncheon
given by Mrs. Phil (Monzon) Privett where they enjoyed
delicious "arroz con polo, empanadas and roasted pork".
Jack and Pat (Dunning) Hunt, and Bill and
Betty (Flenniken) Dunning came for an overnight visit
with us this past weekend. While they were here they
took in the play "Phantom of the Opera" in downtown
Atlanta, and then we all went to see the Gathering of the
Clans at Stone Mountain. We watched the Highland
games, and listened to some really great bagpipe music
played by different Scottish Clans from all over the
United States and of Canada. It was a fun day and
everyone had a good time. Jack, Pat, Bill and Betty, all
live in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which is about a
three-hour drive from our place, so we hope to get
together more often. While at the Highland Games, we
bumped into Horace Loftin and Annie Laurie Halvosa.
Horace and Annie Laurie belong to the Henderson Clan,
and Horace was all decked out in his beautiful plaid kilt.
Just goes to show what a small world this is. Well, guess
that is all for this time.

June A. Stevenson


A telephone visit with Lucille (Cook) Nanny (BHS
'53) of Palo Alto brought forth the story of David and
Lucille's 50th Wedding Anniversary party given by their
four children at the new Stanford Park Hotel, with about
100 guests. Lucille claims this was to be her last public
appearance, since she had previously fallen and broken
both hips and is now confined to bed. The Nannys'

children are: David Jr., an architect in Alaska; Donald,
a lawyer in LA. (who became published two years ago);
Sylvia, married to a cardiologist in Phoenix; Suellen,
married to a rancher in Arkansas. (Sylvia baked
beautiful wedding cakes for the party.) Lucille's brother,
Lynn Cook, came from El Paso for the celebration, as
well as the family of David, Lucille's husband, from Lake
Tahoe and Walnut Creek, CA. Also attending were
Lucille's cousins from Raleigh and LA. and the Philipine
man who, as a boy, the Nannys had brought to Mainland
U.S., where he was educated and is now a successful
businessman in Boston.
Lucille reminisced about living at Fort Kobbe, as
neighbors of Virginia (Ridge) and Hank Dolim, with their
respective babies during WW II (as Lucille and I were
living, with our babies, later on in Inglewood, CA). The
neighbor living between the Nannys and Dolims was
Emita Fidanque, married to an Air Force Major. The
Nannys recently were anticipating the visit of Stanley
and Earle Fidanque for the Stanford Centennial
celebration, but only Earle made it.
It was good news hearing about the marriage of Jean
(Mitchell) Smith (BHS'35) to Harry Holland last year,
and that they returned recently from a grand trip to
Norway and will be celebrating their first wedding
anniversary in October. The Hollands attended the
Nannys' anniversary affair.

L-R: Margaret McMillan, Bill Taylor, Bill DeLaMater,
Jan Taylor, Virginia Dolim, Lois Bates, Larry
Redden, Thelma DeLaMater.


Bill Brophy, Bill DeLaMater, Katya DeLaMater.

Brother Billy D and his wife, Thelma, had a brief
return visit here following their gran viaje to Australia
and New Zealand. Hank and Virginia Dolim entertained
at dinner for them at their elegant apartment at Hawaii
Kai. The guests included former Zonians Bill and Jan
(Koperski) Taylor; Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan; yours
truly, and also Larry Redden. Next day, a lark of a BBQ
party was held at the home of my son, Paul Bates and
Rebecca, who live in the lush Manoa Valley. Guests
included former RP resident, Bill Brophy.
Henry and Virginia (Ridge) Dolim met Anna
(Kotalic) Collins (Past President of PCSF) and her
husband, Jo, at the ship in Honolulu when they were
taking the inter-island cruise on the SS Independence.
According to Virginia, when Helen attended CZJC, she
lived at the dorm over the Balboa Police Station, along
with Bea Cotton, Macel and Teresa Goulet, and Anna's
sister, Helen, and Mrs. Hamlin was the popular house
mother. The shipside meeting with the Collinses was
followed by a land tour of Oahu, with lunch at the
Hawaii Yacht Club, and a stop at the Hale Koa Hotel.
Anna is to be coordinator of the PCSF fashion show in
1992; Virginia was the same for the recent show given by
the Emblem Club branch of the Elks Club and she did
a splendid job of it.
Paul Ridge (Virginia's brother) is due in Honolulu,
to take the one-week inter-island cruise on the SS
Independence as a guest of the Dolims (where did I hear
him called "Diz"?). Hank Dolim organized
a reunion cruise for his Kelly Field, TX Army Air Corps
Flight School (Class 39D). Hank says that of that class,
13 members were sent to Panama to Albrook and
France Fields. Of the ten sent to Albrook, six have
passed away, but every one of them who married a Canal
Zone girl is still alive (married Ruth Bauman, Kelly
Bauman, Virginia Ridge, and Kathleen Phillips, who
married Bill Herblin of France Field).
My beautiful cousin, Arline (Schmidt) Winerman is
proud to say that she and her dance partner placed fifth
in their age group in the US International Ballroom
Competition in September. They were competing against
some very experienced dancers, in the Latin category.
I'm looking forward to the video taping.
Beverly (DesLondes) Stiles called to note that she
has moved from Mt. Doro to Tavares, FL, and to relay
news of her children and grandchildren.
Spent a delightful afternoon with Vickie (Baldwin)
Fischer and her husband, Greg (CPT USN ret.). Vickie
was born in the Zone, and her father, the Reverend
William Baldwin ("Father Bill") lived at Nueva Suisa in
El Volcan for 20 years (until '89) and is now living in
Kaneohe, HI. The Fischers left Panama in 1974. As
their seven children have flown the coop, Vickie is
teaching Spanish in elementary school on the Leeward
side; Greg enjoys retirement, plays lots of tennis, and is
on the Board of Directors of the Wailuna Condominium
where they live. Vickie wanted to tape my many Lucho
Azcarraga recordings, for both personal use and for the
Spanish class. The Fischers enjoy traveling, and
apparently good food, as they brought me some ceviche
and mango muffins all ono! (delicious).
My amigo, Hank Dolim (a real "Maui boy"), corrects
my statement in last column about Hawaii's undersized
papayas. Hank says research at the University of Hawaii
came up with the small "Solo" papayas years ago, because

these are a handier size for shipping and for marketing
than the large Panama-type previously grown here. My
brother, Billy D, tells me this smaller size is now being
grown in RP as well.
In July I received a post card from Corky Kirk of
Hilo, Hawaii Island, saying he heard from the Museum
Director of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial
Association that I was involved in the PC Society. Corky
asked for information, so I sent him an application for
membership and an old copy of the Canal Record.
Corky was on one of five submarines transiting the Canal
(on the USS Tambor) in 1946, en route to Portsmouth,
NH for decommissioning, and was intrigued with
At the Honolulu Elks Club I met a visitor named
Bryan Newman who was stationed with the Army at Ft.
Clayton from 1975 to 1979, an assignment he enjoyed
very much. Bryan is now Commander of a unit of the
US Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, GA.
Visitors to Honolulu on any August 15th should take
in the nighttime parae of lights down the 2-mile Ala Wai
Canal bordering Waikiki. Bring your sand chair or beach
mat, drinks or picnic, or sit in the grass.

Lois DeLaMater Bates
(808) 923-2766


This was the summer for travel to Alaska! Two of us
Illinois Zonians visited other Zonians in Alaska! I took a
short weekend trip to Anchorage to visit Balboa High
School friends Jeff and Mary (Davis) Burbach. I was
shown a wonderful time by Jeff, Mary and their sons,
Mike and Jim. We visited glaciers, icebergs, and an old
gold mine. The mountain scenery was breathtaking. The
night life was a lot of fun too!
Mary and Jeff will be moving back to the lower 48 at
the end of the year. I was thrilled to get to visit them
even though it was a short trip. Next time I'll have to
bring my husband and stay a little longer!

Oak Park: Sally Ackerman Estes had quite a
lengthy Alaskan vacation. She writes this about it: "In
July, 1991, Sally Ackerman Estes visited her younger
daughter, Rhonda Wood, in Alaska. Rhonda works for
the U.S. Forest Service in Washington State, but is
working for the summer on a special project mapping
vegetation along the Kenai River south of Anchorage.
Highlights of Sally's trip included a cruise from Seward
to see the beautiful fjords and their wildlife harbor
seals, sea lions, sea otters, pilot whales, puffins, eagles,
and more; a scenic cruise from the Homer Spit to
Seldovia via Gull Island and an area where sea otters
hang out; a night in the charming town of Seldovia, which
has been rebuilt after an earthquake of 1964; a forest
hike along the Otterbahn; and a ride back to Homer in
a 4-seat Piper Cub, flying through a pass and buzzing a
glacier. Other treats were going clamming, mussel
collecting, fishing and camping, and eating king crab,
salmon and halibut, clams, mussels, etc. etc. A wonderful
time was had by all."


ivicrenry: Betty
Sand Bob Malstrom have a
new grandson, David
Vincent. David is the son of
* Betty (Malstrom Jr.) and
David Cwaik. He was born

twenty one inches long and
weighed seven pounds and
six ounces. He is the sixth
boy out of ten


David Vincent Cwiak
Bob is having some good days and some bad days.
He was in the hospital three times this summer for
complications with his dialysis. He has been doing better
since his last visit.
Bob and betty have been busy all summer long. They
had a visit from their son and daughter-in-law from New
York. They also had a granddaughter graduate from high
school and another one from junior high. There was also
a confirmation and a christening in the family.

Tami (Spurlin) Soncek
(312) 837-8490

Anchorage, Alaska: Jeff Burbach, Mary (Davis)
Burbach, Tami (Spurlin) Soncek with Jim and Mike
Burbach in front.


Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) Askew who has been living in
Terre Haute, IN. has moved to Hailey, Idaho. Bob is
retiring from the Army after 20 years of service. He is
not actually retiring but is just changing careers. He will
be working as an engineer project manager for an
International Engineering Consulting firm located near
Sun Valley, Idaho. We wish him much success in his new
Louis J. Griffith and his wife Susan (Ball) Griffith
had a wonderful time in Atlanta, Georgia while visiting
his mother, Olga (Johnston) Conley and friends, during
the Fourth of July weekend.

William K. Ward and his wife Geraldine (Geri)
report from Indianapolis, Indiana that they spent the
summer working their little farm and garden. After Bill
retired they bought 30 acres in order to keep busy and
interested. It was a good move as they are both healthier
and happier than if they were just sitting around. They
are thinking about selling their house in the city and
building a new one on the farm possibly next year. Bill
said he had a blast at his BHS Class of '41 50th reunion
in June. He would have liked to have had more time with
his old classmates and hear everything about each one -
but it all ended too soon.
Bill and Geri are planning a trip to Baja, California
in their R.V. this winter. A couple of years ago they
made this trip and enjoyed it so much that they are
looking forward to going again.
Jackie (Whitlock) Werbrouck from Mishawaka,
Indiana had a knee replacement in January of this year.
Following the operation she had daily physical therapy
sessions (except for weekends) for about three months.
Jackie continues with a special exercise program to keep
her new knee progressing.
Jackie and her husband Marcel recently returned
from a trip to see her mother Frances B. Whitlock in
Fayetteville, Arkansas. They spent a week in Fayetteville
and while there visited other relatives who are also
former Zonians, including Mathie B. Morrison
Huldtquist, Minnie Brown Burton and Mike Burton. On
the way to Fayetteville, Jackie and Marcel stopped in
Vandalia, Illinois to attend the wedding of Mary O.
Lingle Stringer and George Baldock. Mary was a
Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps stationed in
Panama during Jackie's high school days.
On the way back home, Jackie and Marcel visited
Marcel's sister, Clare Kaufman and her husband Ken
who live in St. Louis, Missouri. Jackie's sister Andree
(Whitlock) Collins also lives in St. Louis, but because of
the very tight schedule, Jackie was not able to see her,
but visited over the phone.
Claud and Ruth (Wood) Lyon enjoyed the company
of three relatives from Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada in
August. They were Derrick and Pat (Lyon) Hollar and
their son Dirk. Claud and Ruth took their guests and
Claud's sister Leila (Lyon) Mills to Cincinnati to do
some shopping. There were also several trips to
Louisville, Kentucky for the same purpose. Leila and her
husband Hobart who resides in Louisville had everyone
over for a delicious lunch.
On September 8, Claud and Ruth's grandson Frank
Meredith and Connie Clark were married. They have
purchased a house trailer and are residing in a trailer
park in Clarksville, Indiana.

Claud E. Lyon
(812) 256-5842
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JANUARY 25, 1992
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Charles Becktell (BHS'50) is looking for the Patricia
Foster he used to go swimming with at Rodman Naval
Station Pool and to the movies at Rodman Theater. This
ain't the one, Charlie, but maybe our little APB here will
get some action. If so, I'll let you know.
Blanche Bishop has moved to her daughter Billie's
home at 25865 Oakley Ave., Denham Springs 70726.
Blanche plans to be in Panama for the Christmas
holidays, visiting her son, David, granddaughter Dee and
daughter Bonnie Bishop. Grandson Jerry Curtis and his
wife, Lisa Corrigan of Jacksonville, Fla., will join the
family festivities in Panama.
Response to this reporters announcement requesting
old eye glasses has been wonderful. Whether with one
pair or a box full, Zonians from coast to coast have
expressed their generosity and concern. Through this
means, the Christian Medical society extends sincere
thanks to you all.
Newlyweds John and Tricia Benny Castille have set
up housekeeping at 8547 Old Hermitage Parkway, Apt.
B, Baton Rouge 70810, phone (504) 763-9204. John
enrolled in the LSU Law School in August and Tricia
loves her new job in the Exxon Quality Testing Lab. At
the moment she is testing jet fuel. Their maid of honor,
Lee Engelke, from Panama, will be visiting soon. Lee is
in the Navy stationed in Orlando, Fla., and expects to be
transferred to Biloxi, Miss. shortly. Tricia is the daughter
of Bill and Patricia Benny of Columbus, Georgia.
John Gough Sr. of Marrero celebrated his 67th
birthday in September with his grandson Justin Paul
Gough, 2 1/2, Justin's parents, ex-Zonian S/Sgt John R.
Gough III (CHS) and Bridgette Ann Gough and his wife,
Kathleen. Granddaughter Linda Lee Gough Laymon and
her husband Gregory S. Laymon of Lake Elsinore, CA.,
also attended. Son Bill Gough III (BHS'67) and his wife
Jo Ann came and cooked a seafood gumbo of shrimp,
crabs, sausage and other tasty Cajun fixings. John has
inherited a collection of more than 50 book-letters he
wrote from the Zone to his mother between 1950 and
1979. Let's hope they are prepared for future publication.

John R. Gough Sr. of Marrero on his 67th birthday
with grandson Justin P. Gough, 2 1/2.

Marian and Gene Gregg of Slaughter are home from
the Gas House Gang Golf Tournament in Ozark, Ala.,
and had a great time. Gene says Able Anderson, Jim
Coman, Lou Hunt, Vera Ryan and Bill Sherlock did a
fine job putting it together. The Greggs also visited in
Enterprise, Ala., with daughter Gail Weien, her husband,
Bob, and children Sarah and Molly. Gene enjoyed the
West Coast Reunion in San Diego in September and saw
Tiajuana and San Isidro, which is just like Colon, he says.
He returned in time to take in the Gulf Coast picnic in
Ocean Springs, MS., enjoying good laughs and jokes with
old buddies Roland Casanova and Ed Parker. Recently
Marian made a trip to West Virginia to see her mother.
Bill Hatchett is home in Metairie having recently
returned from a four-day business and pleasure trip to
Panama. Bill confirms that Jerry Coffey is, as advertised
for years, the greatest fisherman in Panama. Jerry agreed
to let Bill tag along only because Bill was no threat to
Jerry's title. He ended up sorting and culling the catch;
Jerry did the casting. About 100 sardines later they were
off to a secret location. Within 5 minutes Jerry landed a
20-pound corbina. The action continued non-stop with
barracuda, bo-bo, jack, and more corbina 45 in all.
Robin Lacrouts writes
that she and her daughter '
Alexha will fly to Midland,
Michigan for eleven days to
visit Robin's sister, Tasha i
Mitts Batten, her husband, ',
and their son, Travis, nine .
months old. Larry would go
too, but he has to work.
"Now, is this potential model '.
material, or what?" says
Robin of Alexha. The
Lacroutses new address is:
1330 Gardenia Drive,
Metairie, Louisiana 70005. Alexha Lacrouts, 4 mo.
David Warren has returned to civilian life back home
in New Orleans and was recently promoted to Lieutenant
Colonel in the U.S. Reserves. He worked non-stop during
Desert Storm at various posts around the country moving
equipment and supplies to and from the war zone. His
parents, Gret and Bill Warren of New Port Richey,
Florida, recently returned from an extended RV trip to
the Northeast.

Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


Clairee Chisolm in Union writes she is still grunting
with old "Arthur" in her shoulder and Roger suffers with
breathing difficulty. She loves her garden and grows
vegetables. She has everything in the greenhouse now
that it is getting cooler. Her granddaughter is an active
19-month old now and during naps Clairee enjoys sewing.

Virginia Selby Entrikin (BHS'52) building residential
foundations at Chorillo, Panama.
Virginia Selby Entrekin of Hattiesburg joined 13
church members on a mission to Chorillo, Panama, Rep.
of Panama in August. They spent seven days shoveling
and packing dirt and pouring cement for the foundations
of about 45 homes. They took an afternoon off to tour
Miraflores Locks, drive past BHS, down the Prado and
shop in the stands at Stevens Circle. They took lots of
toys and craft items for the children and left the adults
their hats, boots and gloves. "We were very prepared and
they had very little," she wrote. Virginia also went by
Corozal Cemetery to visit her mother's grave. She writes
that the total experience was a highlight of her life, that
even little things like the firecracker bushes, hibiscus,
mango trees, polleras and montunos on dancers in a
restaurant were such a joy for her. She had not been
back since 1955.

L-R: Bob Lee, Bill Deaton, Michelle Deaton, Rose
Deaton, Faye Lee, Peter Baas at Gulf Coast Picnic.

Folks who attended the Gulf Coast Picnic in Ocean
Springs, Miss., in September "passed a good time," as the
Cajuns say. Early birds Gerda and Owen Smith of Osyka
staked out the best bohio and got it cleaned up before
the potluckers arrived. Among those who attended were
Peter Baas, Catherine and John Boswell, with Mr.
Chang; Audrey Benoit Bowman; Polly and Jim Calhoun;
Roland Casanova; Chita and Hugh Cassibry; Michelle
and Bill Deaton; Capt. and Mrs. William Deaton; David
Finneman with Marsha, Matthew, and Patrick, Hilda

and Don Fletcher; Annette and Mark Gaudet; Gene
Gregg; Allison Hunt; Faye and Bob Lee; Linda Cassibry
Mack with Joey and Steven Mack; Andrew Norval; Ed
Parker; Martha and Bud Richardson; Joe Anna
Schwinn; Donna and Don Seitz; Sidney Theroit and Luis
Xinnones. The weather was sunny and beautiful.

L-R: Sid Theriot, Joe Anna Schwinn, Annette
Fletcher, Mark Gaudet, Don Fletcher at picnic.

L-R: Hilda Fletcher, Donna Seitz, Allison Hunt at the
Gulf Coast Picnic.

L-R: Roland Casanova, William Deaton, W.W. and
Martha Richardson at the Picnic.

Don Seitz and Audrey Bowman at picnic.

Gerda and Owen Smith now look forward to a
holiday trip to Panama to visit his son, Rusty, wife Sheila
and their children Jessica Rene, 7, and Owen Michael, 4.
All the Smiths will be dancing to Lucho New Year's Eve.

Hugh and Chita Cassibry, Gerda Smith, Catherine
Bowell at Ocean Springs, MS. Picnic.

Fred Tiencken (BHS '70) phoned from Gulfport on
his way to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, where he will be
working for Dole, maintaining and repairing containers
for shipping. Until 1985 he worked in Ecuador for
shipping companies. His sister is Evelyn T. Johns of
Okeechobee, Florida. Their parents now live in Orlando.
Their father was an engineer who worked for the District
Engineers in the Canal Zone.

Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


POCONO REUNION 1991: Most everyone
started arriving Friday afternoon and all visited and
caught up on the year's activities. Friday evening dinner
was served family style followed by a slide show by Bill
Poole of last year's reunion, the Orlando reunion in June
featuring classes of '30 and '41. The second part was
slides of postcards of Panama and the Canal Zone in the
30s. Gene Hamlin furnished the slides and Adrien
(Kibby) Bouche narrated.
Saturday morning, the intrepid foursome, namely
Billy Michaelsen, Andy Sturgion, Mike Mehalek and
Patricia Heitman Lenneville played golf. Billy complained
that his game was a little off par.
Also on Saturday morning, Kibby Bouche assembled
an interesting exhibit of Canal Zone memorabilia and
displayed it for several hours. Later on, Vince Ridge
exhibited a unique collection of sports memorabilia
assembled and produced by his father.
After a delicious Roast Pork dinner, Wilma Reynolds
announced that she could not carry on the duties of
coordinator and that the provisional coordinator was
reluctant to take over; a temporary state of affairs as
Billy Michaelsen relented and assumed the office.
Since Billy was already on his feet, he entertained us
with a rendition of "Horatio at the Bridge" in 'Bajun' and
in 'rap.' On request, he read three poems by John
McGroarty (father of Gratten McGroarty) selected from
the 1926 book Pro and Con. The book was on loan from
Milly (Seeley) Hammond. The poems that Billy read
were "The Boot Black," "The Banana Lady," and the
"Lottery Lady," all read with great sensitivity. From the
same book Billy also read a tribute to Ernest (Red)
Hallen, former official photographer of the Panama

#1 L-R: Paul Ellison, June (Bunker) Ellison, Olive (Kalar) Krouse, Jack Carey, Grace (Jones) Carey. #2 L-
R: Jack Tonneson, Betty (Comley) Forgeson, John McGuire, Doris Leeser. #3 L-R: Gene Hamlin, Betty
(Brooks) Stergion, Mike Mehalek, Barbara Mehalik. #4 L-R: Elaine (Bohan) Hooper, Norma (Stillwell) Martin,
Pat (Heitman) Lenneville.

#1 L-R: Rosemary (Millett) Gilead, Blanche (Adler) Browne, Bill Michaelsen, Mary Michaelsen. #2 L-R: Marjorie
Halliday, Thomas Halliday, Vincent Ridge, Dottie (Sanders) Ridge. #3 L-R; Kibbie Bouche and Jean Bouche.
#4 L-R: Vince Reynolds, Wilma Reynolds, Joe Coffin, Marj Coffin.

#1 L-R: Shirley (Gerchow) Sargent, Betty (Bohan) Saltzman, Elaine (Bohan) Hooper. #2 Back L-R: Barney
Forgeson, Blanche (Adler) Browne, Norma (Stillwell) Martin, June (Bunker) Ellison, Front: Dottie (Sanders)
Ridge, Betty (Comley) Forgeson. #3 L-R: Jean (Dennis) Herbert, Jo (Dennis) Konover, Betty (Bohan)

#1 L-R: Vera McGuire, Doris Leeser. #2 L-R: Olive (Kalar) Krouse, Rosemary (Millett) Gilead, Peggy Brugge,
Paul Ellison. #3 L-R: Adrien Kibby Bouche, Faye (Brewer) and Gene Hamlin. #4 L-R: John Hardwick, Leonard
Krouse, Mary (Bunker) Hardwick.

Canal. Sibby Hallen Pittman, his daughter, was present
to hear those comments written by John K. Baxter.
Gene Hamlin had some additional slide copies of
very old post cards depicting Canal scenes of early
construction days. Kibby Bouche presented these slides
and again his 'in depth' commentary was greatly
In contrast to these slides, Rosemary Millett Gilead
kindly let us use her slides of the former Canal Zone and

Panama which were made recently, the changes were
indescribable and viewing these slides was a painful
experience for many of us.
I have received word from Billy Michaelsen that the
1992 Pocono Reunion will again be at the Hill Motor
Lodge (Best Western) and the dates are September 11-
13, 1992. The cost will be $65.00 per person (double
occupancy), including two dinners.

r- "-

Betty Saltzman and Elaine Hooper (Bohan sisters)
from Arkansas spent a week with Jo Dennis Konover and
then attended the Pocono Reunion. We all enjoyed
having them.
Jack Tonneson of Los Angeles, California arrived
for a visit with his sister and brother-in-law Frank and
Liz Key and also came to the reunion.
Others attending the reunion were: Adrien 'Kibby'
and Jean Bouche, Blanche Adler Browne, Peg Brugge,
Jack and Grace Jones Carey, Helen Clark, Joseph and
Marge Coffin, Paul W. and June K. (Bunker) Ellison,
Deane Eppley, Barney and Betty (Comley) Forgeson,
Rosemary (Millett) Gilead, Tom and Marjorie Halliday,
Jean (Dennis) Herbert, Eugene E. and Faye Hamlin Jr.,
John and Mary (Bunker) Hardwicke, Len and Olive
(Kaler) Krouse, Pat (Heitman) Lenneville, Doris M.
Leeser, Jean (Kaler) McAndrews, John and Vera
McGuire, Norma (Stillwell) Martin, Michael H. and
Barbara Mehalik, Billy and Mary Michaelsen, Priscilla
"Sibby" (Hallen) Pittman, John "Jack" H. Poole Jr.,
William R. and Muriel Poole, Sue Potter, Kathleen A.
Rilen, Shirley Sargent, August "Augie" and Eleanor
(Hammond) Schwindeman, George and Mary
Schwindeman, Andy and Betty (Brooks) Stergion and
Sarah P. Storey.
And so another Pocono Reunion comes to an end.
In August, Joe and Marge Coffin had a visit from
Mary and Dick Condon while on their trip east.
Nanette (Coffin) Halliwell has returned to Penn
State to get her degree along with holding down a ful
time position as Unit Clerk at York Hospital.

Margery Coffin
(717) 755-6667


We have been having wonderful weather for our
"leaf-watchers" who come from all over at this time of the
year. Our fall luncheon will be on October 25 but that is
too late for me to send in any news of attendance, etc.
Linnea and Ron Angermuller had Bird Angermuller
Bost and her son, Sean, from Burgaw, N.C. as house
guests in July. In September, Bob and Carlota Hartman
visited them. In October, Jeannine and Bill Carlin came
and Bill and Ron went to Dothan for the golf
Jean Dombrowsky is expecting her son, Dale and his
wife, Lynn to be with her for a week late in October.
Betty and Bill Dunning drove to Wickford, R.I. to
visit Obie and Ted Faas. On their way home, they
stopped in Williamsburg, Va., for two days. Betty and Bill
with Pat and Jack Hunt went to see the "Phantom of the
Opera" in Atlanta and stopped to visit June and Dave
Kay and Bob Rodgers from Bakersville, N.C. visited
Pat and Jack Hunt. The Hunts with Betty and Bill
Dunning went to Dothan and stayed with Lou Hunt. Bill
played in the Gas House Tournament and Pat and Jack
spent a weekend with Jerry and Frank Sullivan in Gulf
Breeze, Fla.

Wilma and Willie Nowatny had Gisela and Roger
Stowski from Panama as house guests for a few days.
Jo and Lloyd Kent spent a weekend with Carmen
and Charlie Howe in October.
Fred Sill from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, spent two days
here with his mother, Ruth Sill, in September.
Marian and Lee Kariger were touring England,
Scotland and Wales for 16 days in September. Lee's son,
Robert and his wife Nell, from Long Beach, California,
spent a week with them in October. They came at a
perfect time for "leaf-watching". Marian and Mike
Greene from Sarasota visited Marian and Lee also.
My daughter, Noralie (Roche) Shobe from
Bellingham, Washington spent 10 days with me in
October. We were so lucky to have such perfect weather.

Alice H. Roche
(704) 692-2127

From Alexander G. Hinek:
My wife and I wish to give you a little information on
us as well as the Fuqua family reunion that took place
this past summer. My name is Alexander G. Hinek, my
wife is Stephanie Fuqua Hinek and we are still residing
in the Panama Canal Area. I was born and raised in the
former Canal Zone and retired from the Panama Canal
Commission in 1989 as a Construction Inspector. My
wife Stephanie is still working for the Commission as a
Marine Traffic Controller. Last year my wife and I
purchased a home in Bakersville, N.C. and will move to
our home in 1992 when my wife retires.

Standing L-R: David and Barbara (Fuqua) Robertson;
Stephanie (Fuqua) and Alex Hinek; Patsy Fuqua
Schiavo and Philip Fuqua. Sitting L-R; Sam Hinek;
Michele and Gregory Schiavo; Jane Fuqua;
Suzanne (Fuqua) and Jeff Robinson and daughter

My mother-in-law is presently staying in her own
house trailer at the same address. Her name is Jane T.
Fuqua, which brings me to a little more news.
In August, the Fuqua family had a reunion at our
home in Bakersville. It was the first time in 20 years that
the family (minus one brother) could be together and
everyone had a fantastic time.


On August 3, 1991, the annual Pacific Northwest
Pan-Canal Reunion hosted by the Duffus family on N.
Bonneville, Washington proved to be a grand success
with an attendance of 158. The picnic site on the
Columbia River at N. Bonneville was in itself a great
entertainment area, however everyone spent time
swapping tales and recalling old friends past and present
from the Zone.

P~ "iC>~ l~~r


Henry Cruz of Edmunds, Washington, formerly of
Balboa, C.Z., models a hat and T-shirt designed by
Don Connor for the Pacific Northwest Reunion
8/3/91, The Canal Connection.
Among the best story-tellers present was Henry Cruz
who gave us some insight on Don Connor (Hat and T-
Shirt designer) who was on the swim team with Henry
and Dave Mcllvennay (sp). Don was Assistant Principal
and swimming instructor/coach at Curundu. It seems as
if these guys were practicing by swimming across Panama
Bay when they (or specifically Henry Cruz) was chased
by a shark. Henry broke George Boynton's (BHS'49)
record which had held for years.
Nicolle Greig and Danielle Baker (grand kids of Bob
and Niza Boynton Greig and Beverly and Floyd Baker)
were just a few of the children who enjoyed the creek
and swimming at the pre-reunion camp-out just across
the way from the Columbia River. The camping BBQ's,
cocktail hours and Panama music were as much a part of
the reunion events as the picnic day itself. The Bakers
lived in Panama from 1960 to 1981 on the Atlantic side
and their kids, Glen ('72), Carol ('74), Paul ('75) and
Bess ('76) were C.H.S. graduates.
Another event that brought back fond memories was
the gang of Al Cooper, Dickie Lester, Bobby Morris, Al
Sprague, Henry Cruz and George Boynton's fishing
episodes at the Ole 'Honey Hole' where the largest
Groupers could be caught.
The Duffus family were happily entertaining Ken and
Beth Bassett who had come out for a visit with Gloria
Loizeaux; Janna (Loizeaux) Shaw and four kids, Michael,
Collin, Scott and Kathy Loizeaux and family; Steve and
Debbie (Rowley) Shobe and family; and Jim and Noralie
Shobe. Josh Duffus and his cousins Scott and Dillon

Shobe entertained in the evening with a magic show. Also
present were Pat and Bill Scott, Brenda Scott and Herk
Senecal and family.
There were two unfortunate incidents. Suzanne
Kleefkens broke her ankle while playing volleyball. Jim
and Noralie Shobe transported her to the hospital in The
Dalles after the paramedics immobilized the fracture with
splints, and Kathy (Reihart) Glass's grandson fractured
his tibia on the round slides. They have both recuperated
nicely. Don't let these two unfortunate incidents deter
you from attending the next Pacific Northwest Reunion,
which is scheduled to be held in the Puget Sound area on
the first Saturday in August (1) of 1992.
It was nice to see some new faces, Bob and Niza
Greig, Cubby Clement, Don Connor and June Stinson.
To receive your Northwest Reunion packet, please
inform Jim Duffus, P.O. Box 82, N. Bonneville, WA
Those present at the Pacific Northwest Reunion
were: Jim, Clover, Josh and Tina Duffus; Ken and Beth
Bassett; Janna, Brian, Laura, Marc, Eric (Martin) Shaw;
Gloria Loizeaux; Heraldino Barkema's (5); Betty
Faulkner; Pauline (Whitlock) and Shane Faulkner;
Elinor and Jim Russell; Art Darnell, Scot and Kathy
Loizeaux; June Stinson-McCandless and Mark
McCandless; Mike V. Collins; Tylr J., Kyle D., and Jan
M. Roush; Don and Kathy Glass and family; The Justin
Rothe's; Charles A. Barrows; Josefa M. Barrows; Odilia
(Lily) Blessing; Tim and Coleyne Lasher; John and
LaVerna Golden; Glenn and Gladys Lasher; Frank and
Marge Doherty; Al and Anne Grimm-Richardson; Allan
G. Richardson; the Grady B. Hardisons; Paul, Connie,
Tammie and Rusty Ebdon, Pat and Henry Cruz; Dayton
and Norma Wells; Brenda (Scott) and Herk Senecal and
Jacquelyn, Greg, Kendra; Bea McDonald Gilmore and
Capt. Michael Gilmore; Pat and Bill Scott; Earl and
Frances Bumquist; Gladys and Ray Benson; Bob and
Niza (Boynton) Greig and granddaughter Nicolle;
Michael and Inez (Duffus) Plucker; Floyd and Bev
Baker; Rusty and Cindy Vaucher and 2 children; Tom
and Marilyn Marsh; Robin Erixon, Lillian and Eugene
North; John Dodds; Steve Blair; Bill and Marti Lohr;
Frank (Abie) Anderson, Jr.; Walt and Vivian Mikulich;
Gwen Blair; Steven and Debbie (Rowley) Shobe; Bill
Bailey; Jack and Lucille Bunker, Luisa and Jim Duffus;
Ted Blair; John and Barnett McLaughlin; Leo Snider;
Elizabeth Gately (Hoppe); Al and Sharon (Cooper)
Smith; Jim and Noralie Shobe; Harry Townsend;
Suzanne C. Kleefkens; Gloria MacDonald; Butch and
Connie Pennington; Tom and Jim Snider; Don and Joan
Connor; Ed and Lori Herring; Joe Herring; Jim Wood;
Paul Baker; Cubby Clement.

Niza (Boynton) Greig
(503) 440-9248




Our Fall 1991 meeting took place Saturday, October
5th, at LaFortune Park. Those who attended were: Ron
and Alice Jacobs; Mary Graham; Carol Vidaurri; Lillian
Greniger; Bill and Teresa Keller; BJ, Troy, Mike, Kim
and Gregg Keller; Tom and Deanna Ames; Patricia
Anduss; Bill Clair; Toy Barnard; Scott, Doris and Jean
Burns; Charles and Patty (Soukup) Lee; Michael and
Michelle Lee; Lydia and Eliezer Lugo; Jimmie Wickham;
Madelene, John, Kristin and Eric Raffler; and Laura
(Burns) Redemann and Elizabeth. Florence Atwell
attended for the first time and became a new member.
Visitors from Arkansas were Kathleen and Red Huffman
of Rogers and Richard and Mary Condon of Fayetteville.

Attendees of the Oklahoma Panama Canal Society Fall
Picnic, held October 5, 1991 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After chowing down, we had a brief business meeting
during which we discussed the possibility of having an
Oklahoma PC Society cookbook. It was decided that if
anyone had a special recipe they wanted to share, it
would be circulated in our newsletter.
Laura (Burns) Redemann was presented with a
wedding gift. She said that so far she was adjusting quite
well to the married life. Hubby Michael was unable to
attend the meeting.
Red Huffman, President of the Arkansas Society,
announced that we were all welcome to attend their fall
meeting. Ron Jacobs reported that he, Alice and the
Burns had attended the Arkansas Spring meeting in June
and that a good time was had by all.
Debbie and Frank Lee of Dunnellon, Florida, visited
Jean and Doris Burns in Tulsa the middle of September.
They were in Broken Arrow with son, Charlie and Patty
Lee for the Lee Family Reunion.
Jean and Doris Burns drove to Weatherford, Texas,
September 23rd to Jim and Julie Boukalis' to meet Vicki
and Bob Boukalis from Panama. Jean, Doris, Vicki and
Bob spent four days visiting Galveston, Corpus Christi
and San Antonio before returning to Weatherford. The
Burns' returned to Tulsa and Bob and Vicki stayed on
with his folks visiting.
This reporter is looking forward to her daughter
Virnna's (BHS '83) visit in November. Accompanying
her will be husband, Kirk, and son, Miles.
Hey, you Okies! No news is not good news for your
reporter. Please send some for our next issue.

Carol Vidaurri


During the Installation of Officers of the American
Society of Panama for 1991-92, three of the four installed
officers are members of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida this year. The same board was re-elected to serve
another term unanimously. The Installation Dinner was
held in the Gran Salon of the Hotel Marriott on August
22, 1991. The theme of the dinner was to commemorate
the 60th year of the Society.

L-R: Richard Wainio, Donna Sanchez, American
Ambassador, The Hon. Deane Hinton, Ann (Wood)
Suescum, Raymond Underwood.

The new officials are, President: Raymond
Underwood; Vice President: Ann Wood Suescum;
Secretary: Donna Sanchiz; Treasurer: Richard Wainio.
The first meeting of the American Society in Panama
was held on November 10, 1931 at the Central Hotel in
Panama City. The American Society has 300 members in
Submitted by Ann Wood Suescum


A solar eclipse only comes to town every 350 years,
so you don't want to miss it when it does. For the July 11
eclipse, the path of totality (the area in which the sun
appears to be completely blocked by the moon) covered
about a third of Panama from beyond the Costa Rican
border to the town of Divisa.
Emilie Daniel, Priscilla Hernandez and Jennifer
Jones took a few days off from their jobs with the
Panama Canal Commission and headed for the interior
to see the eclipse. They stayed with Vern and Renate
Scholey at Laboratorio Achiotines, a tuna research center
near Playa Venao. Also there for the event were several
scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute, personnel from the tuna laboratory and school
kids from nearby villages.

Everyone gathered shortly after 2 p.m. and watched
as the moon moved into position in front of the sun.
Unfortunately, however, heavy clouds rolled in and made
it impossible to see the grand finale.
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Emilie Daniel, Priscilla Hernandez and Jennifer
Jones watch the early stages of the July 11 solar
eclipse in Panama's interior. The wild looking
sunglasses are actually special filters required to
protect the eyes when looking directly at the sun.
It was quite an experience, though, to watch as the
world turned dark in the middle of the afternoon and
confused animals hurried to their nocturnal shelters.
When it was all over, Emilie, Priscilla and Jennifer
headed down to the beach, where they ran into Don
Ross, Scott Williams and Dave Dempsey. Dave, who is
president of the Panama Canal Astronomy Club, had
made a frantic dash to another site when the clouds
rolled in and was the only one there who got to see the
whole eclipse. His account of the experience was
published in a recent issue of a leading astronomy

Submitted by Jennifer Jones

and help from her son, Leo, and family, and daughter,
Paula, and family. John Everson had been in the
hospital for a couple of days, and brothers, Emo and
Lewis, and their wives visited him for several days. After
they left, he and a friend joined BJ. and Grace Hartley
and Bea Lee for a trip to Charleston, West Virginia, on
a tour which included a trip on the paddlewheel boat, the
West Virginia Belle, which is considered the largest and
most luxurious of its kind in the U.S. BJ. Hartley had his
second knee operation on October 14th.
Billie Rowe has been ill, was in the hospital, but now
Lorna Shore went to Canada to visit her sister who
was ill. She returned home after her sister's death.
The Art Blystones and Gloria Reynolds families got
together to celebrate the 4th of July with a family reunion
at Clarks Hill Lake, SC. Marvin Carl Blystone was
married August 3, 1991 (see Weddings).

Family reunion of Art Blystone and Gloria Reynolds.
Back row L-R: Victoria, Bill Reynolds, son of Gloria
Reynolds, M.P. Lane, Nevada Blystone, Lisa Boyd,
Roger Lane, Lila Reynolds Lane, John Boyd, Mark
Reynolds, Emma Reynolds Boyd, E.P. Lane, Glenda
Blystone, Fred Reynolds, Charles and Art Blystone,
Sharon Blystone Sullivan, son Rickie III, Art
Blystone Jr., Tiffany and Richard Reynolds.


On September 24, 1991, the Panama Canal Society
of South Carolina met for lunch and business meeting at
Ft. Jackson Officers Club, Ft. Jackson, SC. There were
17 members and one guest present. Charles Giavelli,
who was born in Ancon, Canal Zone, and now lives in
Summerville, SC, related to Bill and Sis York and Lorna
Shore, drove up to visit us, and we hope he will join.
Members attending were: Trudi Clontz, Peggy
Hutchison, Blanche Browne, Eletheer and James Catron,
Grace and BJ. Hartley, Olga Holmes, Bea Lee, Marita
Schwindt, Annette and Mark Schwindt, Ethel and J.D.
Tate, Josie Tilley, Phyllis and Ray Woodzell.
Beverly and LeJune Lard were vacationing at Myrtle
Beach; Evelyn and Howard Hilborn were in
Williamsburg, VA, and Ohio; Bill York had been in the
hospital, but is now home and doing okay. Leona
Badonsky had a hip replacement which was successful.
She is recuperating at home and enjoying the attention

Four generations: Great grandparents Arthur and Elsie
Blystone, with son Charles, wife Nevada and
daughter Denise (Blystone) Wood holding son
Joshua Allen, born May 12, 1991.

Ray (Jack) and Phyllis Woodzell visited relatives in
West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia in
August. Phyllis saw many of her classmates during a
High School reunion in Harrisville, WV. They also
attended a Woodzell reunion for the first time in Warm
Springs, VA, and found a bunch of Woodzells they never
knew existed. The trip also included visits to four of
Phyllis' sisters, and three daughters living in northern
Virginia, who accompanied them to the Woodzell
Olga Holmes attended the weddings of Alice (Baggott)
Gundlach and Jerry Lee Johnson on July 20th in
Jacksonville, FL, and Maxine (Baggott) Martin's
marriage to Lawrence Nolde, on August 31st, in Dothan,
AL. She had the honor of representing their late mother
and dear friend, Henriette, as Mother of the Brides.
Also attending were Frank (Ret. Army Col.) and his wife,
Sally, from CA, Col. Robert Baggott and his wife, Teri,
from Ft. Bragg, NC where he is stationed, and Alice and
her husband came in from Jacksonville, FL. Arthur and
his wife were unable to attend.

Cadet Andrew R. Smith,
son of Col. and Mrs.
Robert O. Smith Jr.
(Carol Kapinos) at the
U.S. Air Force Academy,
Colorado Springs, CO.

Verna and
Andy Kapinos attended the
graduation of their
granddaughter, Melissa
Smith Swaney, who
graduated from the
University of South
Carolina, earning a BS
Degree in Finance.
Melissa's parents, Robert
and Carol (Kapinos) Smith,
who are stationed in
Tucson, AZ, also attended.
Later, in September,
Melissa and daughter,
Allison, came to Aiken to
help Grandmother Verna
celebrate her birthday (no
age given!!).

Four generations: Peggy (Sealey) Hutchison, Wally
Doane, son of Dianne (Hutchison) Cox and baby
Shauna Doane.
Vicki and Bob Boukalis flew up from Panama to visit
Bob's parents, Julie and Jim Boukalis, in Weatherford,
TX, and his sister, Cindy and family, and brother, Kenny
and family. The Jean Burns drove down from Oklahoma

and they and Bob and Vicki toured the Gulf Coast of
Texas for several days. They also saw Vicki's brother,
Gary Hutchison and family. They flew on to Aiken, SC
to visit Vicki's mother, Peggy Hutchison, and her sister,
Diane and Jerry Cox in Goose Creek, SC. Bob spend a
few days fishing for bass with Jerry, and Vicki shopped!
Fortunately, Dianne's son, Wally Doane, was home from
Norfolk, VA., visiting his wife, Jodi, and daughter,
Shauna, so we were all together for the first time in
years. Dianne's husband, Jerry, who is retired from the
Navy, is now working at the Military Communications
Syn. Inc. They have met two Canal Zonians in their
working area -- LeRoy Dean and Harvey (Neal) Watkins.
Harvey is a Balboa High Graduate of '62.
Blanche Browne attended the Mt. Pocono Reunion
in early September with Doris Leeser from Dothan, AL.
Blance's cousin took them sight-seeing in the area so that
she could see some of the places where she had spent
summers attending camp in Pocono Pines and visiting
maternal relatives who originated from Cresco, PA, Price
Township. Her cousin lives in the original Price
homestead. She was surprised to see the lodge and
recreational buildings still standing and the camp site is
being made into a recreational park by the State --
named the Blanche D. Price Park. They also visited
Doris' son and family, Roy Leeser, in Hatboro, PA, for a
week, and her brother and family who live nearby. They
stopped by to visit Maggie and Gordie Dalton for a
couple of days lovely home in the woods. In early
October, Blanche went to Dothan to attend the Gas
House Gang Golf Tournament at the lovely Ozark
Country Club, Ozark, AL, which was well attended and
a huge success. After the tournament, she and Doris
drove to Montgomery, AL to lunch with Louise and Ray
Caldwell, and another day had lunch with Phyllis and
Thad King (E&C Bureau) in Niceville, FL.
Blanche's grandchildren are scattered this year.
Two granddaughters are college juniors, Tammy
Matheney in Boca Raton, FL and Laura Major is
attending school in Portland, ME, and Andrew Major is
at Tabor Academy, Marion, MA. The youngest of the
group, Anyse Matheney, is a sophomore at Balboa High
Ethel and J.D. Tate had as their houseguests in
October, their daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Irl
Schlegel, from Brownsville, TX. They enjoyed a trip up
to mountains of NC to see the fall colors.
Our Christmas Luncheon will be held on Friday,
December 6th, 12:30 p.m., at the Houndslake Country

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The summer of '91 ended leaving all of us with good
memories of the fun times we had during the past few
months. One of our best times was celebrating Bricky
(mom) Pattison's birthday it was her 29th, you know.
We all stayed around the pool and listened to the great
Latin tunes, it was all that celebrations should be!
Davis Jones had a visit from his mom, Vanice Jones,
who was here from Panama. She had stopped in Baytown
prior to coming to Austin to visit her other son, Larry. I
finally had the pleasure of meeting the mom of my
favorite friend!! And what a pleasure it was. Thank you,
Vanice, for all the lovely evenings and company.
Chuck Petersen was here in Austin over last
weekend visiting with some old friends. The Austin gang
hosted a little get-together for him some of those
present were Cat, Red, Tommy, and Megan Pattison,
Mom Pattison, Margie, Mary, Dave, Albert, and Sue
Fehrenbach, Stanley Wright, David Jones, and Beth
Wright. I understand it was a lot of fun! So sorry to
have missed you, Chuck!
That's about it for our newsy-news we're all
gearing up for the big night HALLOWEEN! We're
sure that this really is an adult celebration!
From all of us here in Austin to all of you, have a
very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Sue Davenport


Kerrville is becoming like the second "Crossroads of
the World." Rcently, I was at a crafts fair an spotted a
Canal Zone license plate. I waited for the vendor to
finish his sale before I asked him where he had acquired
his plate? It turns out that he is a 30-year old Canal
Zone retiree, David Feller, who worked for Met. and
Hyd. and now lives in New Braunfels. Another example
was in Fredericksburg, our sister city, where a lady was
attracted to my mola blouse and started a conversation.
It turns out she was June Revel, who, with her husband
PanCanal pilot Jack, had retired from the Atlantic side
of the Canal Zone. They lived in Fredericksburg for a
short time before moving to Florida 15 months ago to be
with family. They travel in their camper and were in this
area for a visit. Marilyn Carter was traveling on I-10 to
Houston when she was passed by a car holding up a sign
"We are from the Canal Zone too!" When a suitable
stopping place appeared, the two cars stopped and
Marilyn met the newly retired Bob and Mary Thompson
from the Atlantic side who were in this area looking for
a home. And finally, strangest of all, Jackie Bishop was
at her volunteer job at the Blood Bank when a man
stopped by her desk. It turned out to be John Terrel
Toone, her BHS'48 classmate whom she hadn't seen since

graduation. John's parents, John Terrel and Nellie Toone
were the first Canal Zone people to settle in Kerrville.
John had come back to see where the family had lived
and visit their grave sites.
Our Kerrville group, on the whole, has had a busy
summer with visitors and trips. Jo-Ann Fields visited her
mother, Annette, for the better part of the summer. They
took a trip to California to visit family and friends. They
also took part in the installation of a good friend, Annie
Boggs, as the Worthy Matron of the Eastern Stars in San
Honey Fealey has recently returned from a six-week
vacation to Washington State visiting her son and
daughter-in-law Guy and Mary (Wells) Fealey and their
two children, and her son Jimmy and daughter-in-law
Sudie and their daughter.
Muriel and Les Johnson spent a month in Panama
during the summer. One of the highlights of the trip was
Muriel earning her "B" badge at the Gatun swimming
pool. She had put it to good use swimming in the
Guadalupe river since her return.
Iris (Dedeaux) Hogan spent several weeks with her
sister, Dorothy (Dedeaux) Pape and family in Illinois.
Kathi (Adams) Lessiack also went to Illinois to attend
the wedding of her granddaughter, Jennifer.
John E. (Bill) Schmidt, Jr. had a four-week stay in
Germany then returned to his home in Tallahassee, Fla.
before driving to Kerrville to visit his sister, Jackie (Mrs.
Dale) Bishop and brother Doug Schmidt and their
families. He spent a day in Austin with his nephew Mark
Bishop and family. Bill's daughter, Kathleen Ryan of
Colorado Springs, Colorado joined him in Kerrville.

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Doug Schmidt with two top hands Martin and Raul.

Bill and Sue Graham said they had a fabulous two
and a half week vacation. They drove north in mid-July
to Burley, Idaho, where they met Edna and Don Howerth
(retired Warden, Gamboa Penitentiary). The Howerths
of Green Valley, Arizona, spend their summers in
Rexburg, Idaho. The Grahams met their son, Will and
family, in Pendleton, Oregon where they spent time
together. They then all toured together to Will and
Denise's home in Olympia, Washington. It was wonderful
being with family and seeing their grandchildren Danny,
age 6, and Lauren, age 8. They drove to Rancho
Cordova, CA. and visited Bill's cousin, Bob and Alice
Forsythe (formerly of Gatun, C.Z.) and their daughter,
Edna Mae and granddaughter Andrea Wilkinson. While
they were there they toured Old Sacramento and the
Railroad Museum. Sue recommends the trip if you are in

the area. They then headed for Las Vegas where they
met Beth Waddell. A real fun time, Sue says. Beth drove
back to Kerrville with the Grahams.

The Grahams in Olympia, Washington. L-R: Bill,
Danny (age 6), Lauren (age 8) and Will.

Bea and Harvey Rhyne flew to Atlanta where they
met with their friends and headed off to a wonderful tour
of Savannah, Charleston, S.C. The Biltmore house in
North Carolina and through the Smokey Mountains to
Pidgeon Forge and Dollywood. They were impressed with
the beauty of the Georgia and North Carolina mountains.
We had good fellowship at our monthly Canal Zone
Ladies Luncheon. there were twenty-two attending.
Jeanne (Flynn) Stough from Boerne, Texas, Gene Wilson
and Ann Winquist Lane from San Antonio were visitors.
Ann and her husband have recently retired and are living
in San Antonio with their daughter. We enjoy having
visitors and catching up on everyone's news. If you are in
the area on the last Thursday of the month, we invite you
to join us.
We had to say "Goodbye" to two families who have
been in Kerrville for many years and find it necessary to
make their homes elsewhere. Ed and Juanita Webster
have moved to Denison, Texas after 20 years in Kerrville,
to be near family. Their new address is: Woodcreek
Apts., 1400 North Highway, 75A, Apt. 1413, Denison, TX
75020. Clara Chambers has moved to the Dallas/Ft.
Worth area to live with her daughter Carla and family.
Both Clara and the Websters would like to hear from
friends and we wish them the very best in their new
homes. They will be missed in Kerrville as they were
always ready to support and participate in whatever
activity the Canal Zone group planned.
Janet Johnson (Les and Muriel Johnson's
daughter) was in Kerrville for a week-end to sign her
recently published book, "Ellie Brader Hates Mr. G." The
book-signing was hosted by her parents in their home in
The weather is cooling off, and the holiday season is
approaching. That means that the Hill Country Zonian
Christmas Party is right around the corner (December
14) at the Red Lion Inn in Austin. We are looking
forward to a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship
again. Marilyn Carter will have the Balboa Union
Church Calendars for sale, so make your lists and get
your calendars. The pictures are excellent and the
memories they create are unbeatable.

Jeanne Stough is looking for copies of the 1937-
1938-1939 Parakeet, Balboa High School newspaper. She
promises to take good care of them and return them to
the sender after she has made copies. If you have any to
spare, please get in touch with Jeanne Stough, 8618 Bold
Forbes, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78006,
It seems only yesterday remember that phrase? -
that I was wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a
Prosperous New Year. It is again time to extend the
Seasons Greetings. I have enjoyed another year of being
the Kerrville reporter. I thank you all for your support
and encouragement. Thanks again to my husband,
Harvey. His helpful comments and patience has aided me
to do a better job.
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!!

Bea Rhyne
(512) 869-8643


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L-R: Richard G. Condon, Rosemary M. Gilead, Mary
Condon, Wendel (Cinco) Allen, while the Condons
were house guests of Wendel Allen.

Mrs. Colin L. Powell, wife of JCS Gen. Colin L.
Powell and Rosemary M. Gilead, October 8, 1991 at
Gold Star Wives of America Inc. Tea, held at quarters
of the Powell's at Ft. Myer, Virginia.



Dorothy and Albert Pate celebrated their 45th
wedding anniversary at their daughter's home, Dr.
Deborah Pate in San Diego. It was a surprise and Dotty
and Al were overwhelmed.
Debbie was able to do such a fantastic job without
them knowing it. A huge garden tent in the back yard
with balloons, and colorful pinatas plus a lively Mariachi
band and all kinds of delicious Mexican food, with a
beautiful decorated cake was enjoyed by all 50 guests.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pate

The inside of the house was also decorated with a
Mexican theme and a professional pianist played for
everyone's pleasure.
Dottie and Al danced to the "Anniversary Waltz" and
later, Dottie danced the "Mexican Hat dance" with the
leader of the Mariachi band. It was a memorable


Kathryn Lewark, daughter of Gret and Bill Warren
of New Port Richey, authored an article "Guerilla
Librarian's Guide to Starting an Information Center: The
Short Course" in the April issue of FaultLine, the official
newsletter of the San Andreas (Calif.) Chapter of the
Special Libraries Association. She manages the SynOptics
information center in Silicon Valley.


When the judges met earlier this month to discuss
the nominations for Loudoun's Volunteer and Volunteer
Organization of the Year, there was little debate over the
award's recipients. When Leesburg Today's (Virginia)
managing editor Sean Adams announced Norma
Martin's name as the recipient of the Volunteer of the
Year award, Martin was one member of the audience
taken by surprise. "There are so many others who have
done so much," she later told Adams.
Norma Martin, daughter of E.D. Stillwell, represents
volunteerism at its best. She has taken an active part in
so many organizations and causes that it would be almost
impossible to list them all.
As a resident of Loudoun County for almost 20 years,
she has given thousands of hours to organizations and
projects for the good of the community. Loudoun
Hospital Center has had the benefit of her talents and
dedication for some 17 years. She has made hundreds of
hospital gowns to save money, made toys for pediatric
patients and gifts for new babies and mothers, and
assisted with the Candy Striper program. Extra projects
were handled along with regular assigned floor duty
working with patients.
Norma has been a behind the scenes volunteer with
many different organizations. No job is too big or too
small, when you need a volunteer to lend a helping hand,
call on Norma.


Last summer Cathy Boland, daughter of Don and
Geneva Boland, was a "Volunteer in Action" with the
World Gospel Mission of Marion, Indiana. She served
about 7 weeks in Kenya, East Africa. She visited and
worked with missionaries in Nairobi, Naikarra, Nekuru,
Kericho, and Tenwek Hospital in Bomet.
While at Tenwek she stayed with Ernie and Sue
Steury, who are now in their 33rd year of service there.
Ernie and Sue were neighbors of Don and Geneva in the
late 50s, while Ernie was completing his residency in
surgery at Gorgas Hospital. While in Naikarra Cathy
stayed with Jon and Vera Steury. Jon is the son of Ernie
and Sue, and Cathy helped with Jon's Mobile
Immunization Clinics. The Steury's eldest daughter Cindy
and her husband, Dr. Dan Tolan are also serving at
Tenwek Hospital.
On her way home, Cathy stopped to spend five days
as a guest with her boyfriend's parents who are
vacationing in Vienna, Austria. Now back home in
Columbia, S.C., Cathy and her older sister Jean are both
looking forward to graduation from USC next May. After
graduation Cathy expects to pursue a Masters degree in
Public Health Education at USC.

1992 Reunion
At the Twin Towers Hotel


Wednesday, June 17, 1992


Thursday, June 18, 1992

INFORMATION: 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON; 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
REGISTRATION: 1:00 PM 4:00 PM; 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
HOSPITALITY SUITE: 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON; 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
VENDORS: 12:00 NOON 8:00 PM

Friday, June 19, 1992

INFORMATION: 8:30 AM 9:30 AM; 1:30 PM 5:00 PM
HOSPITALITY SUITE: 8:30 AM 9:30 AM; 1:30 PM 5:00 PM
VENDORS: 12:00 NOON 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 20, 1992

INFORMATION: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM; 2:30 PM 5:00 PM
REGISTRATION: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM; 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
HOSPITALITY SUITE: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM; 2:30 5:00 PM
VENDORS: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM; 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
ANNUAL BALL: 8:00 PM 1:00 PM

Sunday, June 21, 1992

VENDORS: 9:00 AM 11:30 AM





Room rates are effective from June 14 to June 24, 1992.
The cut-off date for reservations is May 17, 1992.
Parking is free of charge
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 Noon.
No limo service. See section on Transportation.
Game Room. Junior Olympic-size pool.
Restaurant seats 375 persons, breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Deli with seating.


Room rates are effective from June 14 to June 24, 1992.
The cut-off date for reservations is May 17, 1992.
Parking is free of charge.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 Noon.
No limo service. See section on Transportation.
Restaurants 2.
Game room, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, children's playground and Teddy Bear Club for small children.
Miniature Golf Course.
This hotel is recommended for members with small children. Baby-sitting available.


Room rates are effective from June 14 to June 24, 1992.
The cut-off date for reservations is May 17, 1992.
Parking is free of charge.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 Noon.
No limo service. See section on Transportation.
Free in-room movies.
American Grill Restaurant open 6:00 a.m. until late night.
Game room pool.


Room rates are effective from June 14 to June 24, 1992.
The cut-off date for reservations is May 17, 1992.
Parking is free of charge.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 Noon.
No limo service. See section on Transportation.
Denny's Restaurant open 24 hours.
Pool Poolside Bar Game room.


1. Hotel reservations may be made upon receipt of this issue of the Canal Record.
2. Hotel reservations will only be accepted from Society members who have paid their 1992 dues and all reservations
will be made through the Reunion Coordinator. No phone reservations to be made directly to hotels, please.
a. Rooms will be assigned by the hotel.
c. Cut-off date for HOTEL RESERVATIONS and REFUNDS is May 17,1992.
3. Hotel reservations must be made on the RESERVATION FORM printed in the Canal Record. PLEASE PRINT
or TYPE and fill out completely.
4. Mail your hotel reservations and one (1) night's deposit to REUNION COORDINATOR, 8050 SEMINOLE MALL,
SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FL. 34642. (One night's deposit made out to the hotel of your choice).
a. The deposit is payable by check on a U.S. bank, money order or draft payable by U.S. institutions to the
hotel of your choice, or by major credit card (AMEX, VISA, MASTER CARD, or other). Please
indicate card number, expiration date and your signature.
5. There are a limited number of rooms available for handicapped guests; if required, please note on the Special
Request section of the Reservation Form.

6. There will be an added charge of $10.00 per night plus tax for roll-away beds.
7. Hotel charges listed do not include a 6% sales tax and a 4% resort tax. THESE TAXES WILL BE ADDED TO
8. There are a limited number of one and two bedroom suites available from $225.00 to $250.00 per night at the Twin
Towers Hotel, and a few one-bedroom suites at $138.00 per night at the Delta Orlando Resort.


There is an agreement with the participating hotels and the Reunion Coordinator that requests to hold Class
Reunions, Luncheons, Dinners, Dances, etc. during the Panama Canal Society Reunion must be approved in advance by
The Reunion Coordinator before the hotels will accept them. Initial requests should be sent to: Reunion Coordinator,
Panama Canal Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642.

Co-Chairpersons: Carolyn and Robert Johnson

Please pre-register yourself,family and guests,using the forms in this issue in the yellow pages, if you plan to attend
the 1992 Reunion. 1992 DUES MUST BE PAID. Note: Pre-registration is not Hotel Registration.


By pre-registering, we can prepare name tags and ticket envelopes, thereby saving you time at the Registration tables.
All tickets will be filed under the last name of the member who ordered the tickets and may be picked up at the
Registration tables during Registration working hours. (See Schedule of Events.

Chairperson: Faith Brundage

1. Vendor's Applications may be obtained from Reunion Coordinator, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642. They will not be published in the Canal Record.
2. Vendors MUST file an application. Vendor tables may NOT be shared without prior approval of Reunion
3. Space is available for 20 Vendors.
4. Only paid up members of the Society will be authorized to sell. Approval of the application will be based whether
items for sale are related or compatible to Panama Canal memorabilia. Authorization will be assigned in order of
receipt of application.
5. Instructions are outlined with the Application Form.

Chairman Pat Beall

The Hospitality Suite was conceived as a service to our members attending the Reunion, to help make their stay
a little more pleasant helping them over some of the rough spots they might encounter in an unfamiliar city and
surroundings. The Hospitality Suite and the Society Information Desk is open to any member during the published
working hours. Our staff is expreienced and have volunteered to serve.
We can: 1. Assist members in finding a restaurant of their choice and show locations.
2. Assist members regarding their Class Reunions when where.
3. Advise members of location (hotel only) of friends and guests.
4. Advise members of local transportation outside of Reunion confines.
5. Assist those wishing baby-sitting services.
6. Provide detailed maps of the area, with restaurant information, attractions, etc.
7. Help those who wish to worship at the church of their choice.
8. Guide members to proper channels in hotel complaints.
9. Place your message on our notice board for friends, guests.
10. Sell Society license plates, decals, current Annual Directories (Canal Records).
And we also serve free coffee and hot tea throughout our working hours.


The Executive Board of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., has appointed KEPPIE TRAVEL of Clearwater,
Florida the Society's 1992 Reunion's OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT.
The Society's Reunion Committee urges all members flying into Orlando for the 1992 Reunion, to make their
reservations through KEPPIE TRAVEL (see ad in this Reunion Section) as it will not only benefit the Society as a whole,
but it will also provide members with an added advantage as KEPPIE will monitor their reservations to obtain a lower
fare should the fares decrease before departure.
The primary purpose of appointing Keppie Travel as the Society's Official Travel Agent is to provide the Society
members the lowest fares available when making their travel arrangements to the Reunion. Also, the Travel Agent will
provide the Reunion Committees with arrival/departure data of reunion attendees. This data \%ill be utilized to coordinate
Reunion Registration hours, airport ground transportation to/from Reunion Hotels and Hotel Registration Desk staffing.
Upon making a reservation for Reunion travel, the members will be sent a complete travel profile which \will permit
members to specify frequent flyer numbers, special meal requirements, seat location preferences, rental car reservation,
airport/hotel limousine transportation and other travel needs.
Keppie Travel, in cooperation with Delta Airlines will offer Society members, during a pre/post 19 day period (June
10 through June 28, 1992) a 40% discount off Delta's roundtrip coach fares and a 5% discount off any published fare
(with a few exceptions). Also, if there are fares or routings on any other carrier which would be favorable to the members,
the member will be advised and given the opportunity to choose the carrier which will best serve the members needs.
In addition to ticketing the lowest rates available on all airlines and Amtrack, Senior Citizen discount rates will be
honored when available. Also, all travel documents will be sent directly to each member making their reservation through
Keppie Travel.
Members planning to travel by commercial carrier to the 1992 Reunion are asked to support your Reunion
Committee's efforts by taking advantage of the Reunion Transportation program and complete and mail the Preliminary
Travel Form located on the bottom of KEPPIE TRAVEL'S AD. The form is non-binding to you, but it will provide
advance information which may assist in obtaining additional rate reductions from variouss Gateway cities and will also
provide helpful data for select support functions.
To make your reservations telephone Keppie Travel at their nationwide toll free number 1-800-768-2131 and ask
for the Panama Canal Society Specialist. The hours of business are 8:30 ANM to 5:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Monday through Friday and these hours will be adjusted as need dictates. If you should call after hours, leave your name,
phone number and request the Panama Canal Society Specialist return your call.

Chairpersons Fred and Jane Huldtquist

The thirteenth Annual Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament will again be held at the Cypress Creek Country Club
in Orlando, Florida, followed immediately at 1:30 P.M. with an Awards Luncheon at the Twin Towers Hotel. The format
will remain the same i.e. age groups, medal play, champions of the field, with prizes awarded by flights. The field will
be limited to 120 players, in order to play under the "Florida Sun." Guests will again be included this year.
The tournament will commence at 8:00 A.M. with check-in at 7:30 A.M. Hopefully there will be no increase in price
for green fees; cart; luncheon; and prizes; and should remain at $40.00 per player, and $11.50 for guests. Details along
with the Registration Form will be included in the March issue of the Canal Record, and your committee requests that
you register as soon as possible upon receipt of your copy. Again, we are looking forward to a great tournament and


President Robert "Bob" Van Siclen
1. Citrus Crown Ballroom. Meeting starts at 10:00 AM.
2. Show your interest in the Society by attending this meeting and assist in conducting the business of the Society.
3. Only paid-up (1992 Dues) members will be admitted.
4. You will be given a lottery ticket at the entrance to the meeting, There will be drawings for several prizes.
You must be present to claim your prize.



Chairperson: Rupert Turner
1. Exhibit Hall 8:00 P.M. 1:00 A.M.
2. There will be a Fashion Show from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
3. No tickets will be sold at the door.
4. DO NOT bring your own drinks the Twin Towers will have cash bars set up in the
immediate area.
6. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted at the dance.
7. Transportation will be available between the Twin Towers and the other three hotels.


Chairperson Betty Malone
1. Citrus Crown Ballroom Doors will open at 11:30 AM Lunch at 12:00 NOON.
2. Tickets are limited to 1,000 persons 10 per member.
3. Seating will be at tables for 10 persons.
4. Menu: Breast of Chicken Marsala, Vegetables, Bliss Potatoes, Salad, Key Lime Pie, Coffee and Tea.


Chairperson: Rupert Turner
1. Exhibit Hall 8:00 P.M. 1:00 A.M.
2. No tickets will be sold at the door.
3. Semi-formal dress NO SHORTS OR JEANS.
4. The Twin Towers will have cash bars set up.
7. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted at the dance.
8. Transportation will be available between the Twin Towers and other three hotels.



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Call KEPPIE TRAVEL for your air travel plans to the reunion. Keppie will find the lowest fare with the best
flights to get you to and from Orlando. If you choose to fly DELTA, you will be offered an additional 5% off
the lowest fare or 40% off the coach fare. KEPPIE will continue to monitor your reservation to offer lower
fares should they go down before you travel. For best rates and flights don't delay CALL TODAY!
Limo transfers from airport to hotel and return also available. Special price discounted for society members
and their guests.
Ask about special advance tickets to Orlando attractions!

New 1992 model cars in several categories and rate ranges can be picked up and delivered right at the airport.

The Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion Committee instituted this new program in order to provide
members a more beneficial and efficient method of arranging their air and land transportation. In addition
this program will provide data to improve present and future Society Reunion arrangements.
Please take advantage of KEPPIE TRAVEL's reunion transportation facilities.
Make your travel arrangements early Complete this Preliminary Travel Form and mail to Keppie Travel:
Passenger Names:
Address: City/State: Zip:
Phone: Senior Citizen: 0 Yes D No Rental Car: 0 Yes D No
Frequent Flyer Nos.:
Departing From Originating City: Date: Preferred Time:
Departing Orlando Date: Preferred Time:_
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Diana Lisa Staneszewski was commissioned as a
Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. The ceremony took
place at Camp Quantico, Virginia.

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Phyllis and Bernhard I. Everson (Fi and Emo)
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 27,
1991 in Bergen, Norway, following a beautiful eleven days
cruise aboard the Narvik through the Norwegian fjords
over the Arctic Circle to the Russian border and back to
Bergen. After their return from Norway, they enjoyed a
"mini-50th" celebration in Augusta, Georgia with Emo's
brothers John and Louis and families.

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Lt. Diana Lisa Staneszewski
Diana finished in the top ten percent of her
Battalion, and she was appointed the first woman
Company Commander in the history of the Officer's
Candidate School. She also received a physical fitness
award and her overall average was 97.2%.
Born in Coco Solo Hospital, she attended schools in
Margarita, Curundu and Balboa. In May 1991 she
graduated from the University of Central Florida,
Orlando, with a B.A. degree in Biology.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunt of Yorktown, Virginia,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Deborah
Ann to William Edward Benny, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Benny of Columbus, Georgia.

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The bride-elect is a graduate of Columbus College,
Columbus, Georgia, and is employed as a store detective
at Parisians. The groom is a 1988 graduate of Balboa
High School and will graduate from Columbus College in
March 1992 with a degree in Criminal Justice.
A Spring wedding is planned.

Bernard I. (Emo) and Phyllis (Fi) Everson
They were married on 27 August, 1941 in Ancon,
Canal Zone in the St. Lukes Episcopal Church. Fi is the
former Phyllis Ann Buechele. They are the parents of
John C. Everson of Springfield, Virginia; Randall N.
Everson of Chicago, Illinois, and Bernhard N. Everson
Jr. of Dallas, Texas. The couple have four grandchildren.
Emo retired as the Civil Affairs Director of the
Canal Zone Government in Panama, and after retirement
they have lived in Sarasota, Florida for the past 18 years.
He is a senior active member of the Sarasota Rotary
Club and a Shriner with the Sahib Shrine Temple in
Sarasota. He was a Potentate of Abou Saad Shrine
Temple in the Canal Zone and a lifetime member of the
Boy Scouts of America.
Fi, a homemaker, is a member of the Church of the
Redeemer of Sarasota.


Paul William Hurst
graduated with honors from
Balboa High School in June i
1991. Immediately following
graduation, Paul W. and his
mother Delia flew to
Manassas, Virginia to visit
his brother and sister and
their families. Paul G., Betty
(Gonzales), and Taylor,
(age 20 mo.) were excited to
see Paul W. and grandma.
Helen, Wally, and Ashley
(age 8 mo.) were also happy Paul W. Hurst
to have them visit.
Paul W. is now
attending the UA.CA. University in San Jose, Costa
Rica where he has been accepted into the Medical
program. Congratulations, Paul!


Bob and Lotty (Stevenson) Orvis of Daytona Beach
celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary (1 Sept.) over
the Labor Day weekend at Fort Myers Beach with
Carolyn and Bill Price. The Prices have recently
relocated to Melbourne from Alexandria, Virginia and
not a moment too soon according to Bill.
The Orvis' stopped overnight at Carolyn and Bill's
new home on the way to the beach. Rusty and Elena
(deBoyrie) Oberholtzer of Melbourne joined them for a
send-off dinner. The Oberholtzers had dinner at their
home on the return trip.

Bob and Lottie (Stevenson) Orvis celebrate their 35th
wedding anniversary.
Bob had an angioplasty procedure (balloon inflated
in the blood vessel) performed in two blocked arteries on
23 August. The good news is the procedure was
successful the bad news is the nursing staff at Memorial
Hospital is still recovering from Bob's stay. Geez, some
of the things he said under anesthesia! Vintage Bob
Orvis. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make
a nurse blush.
One of Bob and Lotty's sons, Bobby and wife Molly,
stopped by the beach house to help celebrate this very
big anniversary with one of Molly's famous mango pies.
Happy 35th anniversary to two Cristobal High School
sweethearts, Class of 1953. And to think it all started with
Tony Bennett's "Because of You." Lotty is seriously
considering extending Bob's warranty, parts, labor and
rust-through, for an additional 35 years.


Bill Underwood (BHS'52) of Dalton, Georgia, is
about to market a new product Uncle Bill's Hot Sauce,
using the Panamanian aji hot pepper which he has been
growing in his commercial greenhouses for about 5 years.
The sauce takes nearly nine months to make and,
with a touch of garlic, Uncle Bill's is tastier and spicier
than Tabasco. He may make it available at a reunion
vendor's booth next year.
Bill is busy with wholesale Christmas Cactus sales
this time of the year. He is also wondering if anyone
knows the whereabouts of Donald Corn.


Harry V. and Graciela M. Colbert celebrated their
Fiftieth wedding anniversary this past June 1991, with
their children, shown.


Top L-R: Harry V. Colbert Jr., Laura (Colbert) Taft,
James E. Colbert. Front L-R: Graciela and Harry V.
Colbert Sr.
Mr. Colbert first went to the Canal Zone in the
early twenties as a young U.S. Army recruit. He retired
in 1961 from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Fort Davis,
after over 30 years of service to the U.S. Government.
Our congratulations to Harry and Graciela.


Patrick Fitzgerald receives congratulations from
President Lombardi upon his graduation on August 10,
1991 from the University of Florida, Gainesville, with a
BS degree in Civil Engineering.

Patrick Fitzgerald and UF President Lombardi
Attending the ceremony were his parents, Martin
and Mickey (Walker) Fitzgerald; grandparents George
and Mayno Walker from Sarasota; brother and sister
Frank Fitzgerald and Kathleen Loeffler, New Smyrna
Beach; uncles Mike Fitzgerald, Gainesville, and Fred
Walker, Panama; and girl friend Lisa Ciccarello,
Gainesville, Fla.
Patrick accepted a position with the Corps of
Engineers, and is living in Jacksonville, Florida.


Enclosed is a photo of
Wanda (Mann) and John
Sims who celebrated their
7th wedding anniversary in
Corpus Christi, Texas, while
having their announcement
placed on the Holiday Inn
billboard outside for all to
see. It was thrilling!
We then went to see
Wanda's son, Jerry Mann,
and his family in
Hendersonville, North
I hope you will be able to
use this photo and news item
Wanda (Mann) and in the Canal Record.
John Sims May God bless you all.

Wanda (Mann) Sims
San Antonio, Texas


Karyn Dumas, formerly
of the Atlantic side,
S Cristobal High School Class
of 1977, received her
Bachelor's degree of Science
in Business Administration
from Golden Gate
Karyn owns a condo in
Santa Barbara, California,
where she has lived for the
last five years. She works as
an Administrator for
General Research.
Her mother and father,
Joann and Edwin Dumas;
her sister, Kassie Dumas
and Susan Bell, formerly of
Margarita were there to
Karyn Dumas help Karyn celebrate her


George and Nanette Mann of Ridge Spring, South
Carolina, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
October 12, 1991 with friends and family at a party
planned by their daughter, Viviene Mann, and their niece,
Kathleen O'Brien.
The theme of the party, held in the Johnson
National Guard Armory, centered on the tropical
ambiance found in the Panama Canal Zone, where the
couple met, married, and lived until after World War II.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Munchbach of Rockledge,
Florida, formerly of
Gamboa and Corozal are
please to announce the
engagement of their
daughter, Rachel Elizabeth
to Daniel K. Clouser of
Hummelstown, Penn.
He is the son of Kerry
Clouser of Etters, PA. and
Trudy Wanner of
Rachel and Daniel are
Rachel Munchbach students at Jacksonville
& Daniel Clouser University, Jacksonville,
Florida in the R.O.T.C.
A June 27th wedding is planned.


Randall Miles Baker
recently graduated with
honors from Auburn
University in Alabama, with
a Bachelor of Science
degree in Hospital
He plans to continue at
Auburn University to obtain
his Masters degree in
Business Administration.
Randall is the son of
Jacob and Jeneth Baker
who reside in Seminole,
Florida. Randall Miles Baker


The bells rang again for Gladys and Don Brayton as
they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on
October 11, 1991. There was an hour of drinks and hours
d'oeuvres before a delightful buffet was served at "The
Brass Anchor" Club at the Naval Operations Base in
Orlando, Florida.
The two Brayton sons, Rod and Jack hosted the
lovely affair, and decorations were done by the
immediate family with colored paper bells and balloons
with ceramic place cards.
Family and close friends attended some coming
from as far as California, New York, Iowa and the Canal
area. There were many dear friends from the former
Canal Zone attending.


Victoria Lynn Morris and Kenneth Jason Hall were
married in Guatamala City at the San Ignacio de Loyola
Church on August 10, 1991. Victoria is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morris, formerly of Balboa, Canal
Zone, now residing in San Diego. Matron of honor was
sister Bliss Morris Connerton.


Wearing a gown made by her mother, Christi Noel
McCullum married Lennard Marshall Warren in an
August 24 ceremony at Roseburg's Faith Lutheran
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Carol
MuCullum of Roseburg, Oregon. Charles was born in
the Canal Zone. Christi is a 1985 graduate of Roseburg
High School and attended Umpqua Community College.
She is employed by Dr. Scott Woodruff. She is the
granddaughter of Charles and Emily McCullum, formerly
of the Fire Division at Cristobal, Canal Zone.
The groom is the son of Paul and Dawn Warren of
Winston. He is a 1982 graduate of Douglas High School
and is employed as a timber cutter for Eagle Rock
Timber Co.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Roseburg
Moose Lodge. Music for the reception was performed by
Congleton & Buckendahl.
Following a sailing trip at Diamond Lake and te
Oregon Coast, the newlyweds are making their home in


Victoria Morris and Kenneth Hall
The reception/buffet was held at the Westin Camino
Real Hotel, where the young couple were toasted and
serenaded by eight roving violinists. The Halls will make
their home in Guatamala.
Joining in the celebration were Dan and Margie
Morris Hanesworth, Chicago, Illinois, and Carlton
Morris, Dallas, Texas.


Harold and Rita Grammer of Bentonville, Arkansas
announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn
to Daren Allan Pierse on June 27, 1991 in Scottsdale,
Arizona. The groom is the son of Allen and Linda Pierse
of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Out-of-town guests came from Denver, CO.,
Springfield, MO., Owasso, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, OK.,
Dallas, TX., and Arkansas. The bride's grandfather,
Herbert Engelke, incapacitated by a severe stroke, paid
a surprise visit by landing in the back yard in a helicopter
chartered by his wife, Willa, in Springfield, Missouri.
In lieu of a wedding reception, the bride's parents
hosted the Grammer and Pierse families to a barbecue
in their home in Bentonville.

Kathy Molloy, daughter of Margaret (Meigs) Molloy
and the late Colonel Robert Molloy, and Joseph D.
Perez, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Perez of Colorado
Springs, Colorado, were married in Boulder, Colorado
on September 17, 1991.


Katherine Ann Sprague and Alfred Paul Taylor were
married on August 10, 1991 at Second Presbyterian
Church at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Parents of the bride are Ms. Barbara Whitla Sprague
of Little Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn William Sprague
of Naples, Florida. Grandparents are the late Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond E. Whitla of Little Rock; Mrs. Josephine
M. Sprague of Naples, Fla. and the late Howard H.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W.
Taylor and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
W. Taylor and the late Byrd F. Kendall.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Maid
of honor was Denise Shallenberger of Garrisonville, VA.
Bridesmaids were Noel Alwood and Genie Burnett, both
of Memphis, TN., and Tracy Newman and Shawn
Springfield, both of Nashville, TN. Dagney Sprague of
Naples, sister of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid.
Jim Springfield of Nashville served as best man.
Groomsmen were Roger Riley and Richard Lowe, both
of North Little Rock; and John Haley and Gary Hearn,
both of Knoxville, TN. Ushers were John Stewart of
Memphis, TN., and brothers of the bride, Mark Sprague
and Michael Sprague, both of Little Rock.

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The bride received a bachelor's degree in psychology
from Rhodes College in Memphis and was the corporate
sales manager for Riverfront Hilton.
The groom received a bachelor's degree in
psychology from Rhodes College and a master's degree
from Washington University in St. Louis MO. He is the
director of outpatient services for Jackson Madison
County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.
After a wedding trip to Oahu and Kauai, Hawaii, the
couple will make their home in Jackson, Tenn.


Adrianna Ateek, daughter of George and Frances
Ateek, formerly of Los Rios, Canal Zone, and Craig
Berky of Monroesville, PA., were joined together in Holy
The wedding took place October 5, 1991 at Ahavat
Shalom Temple with a double ring ceremony. She was
given in marriage by her father and mother.
Joann Schoenleber of California, formerly of Panama
was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Virginia Suescum,
Virginia; Sue Kelleher, Tampa, Florida, both formerly of
Panama; Patty Harris, Houston, Texas and Sandy
Okoniewski of Orlando, Florida.
Best man was Jeff D'Amico of Pittsburgh.
Groomsmen were Jim Schissel, West Palm Beach; Keith
Zecchini, Pittsburgh; Scott Carothers, Pittsburgh, and
George Ateek Jr., brother of the bride, Tampa, Florida.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the
Rubin Icott Center, Summit Building, which was
surrounded by water fountains. The celebration began
with hors d'oeuvres of empanadas and open bar, then a
champagne toast, dinner followed by the dance which
was enjoyed by all. The three tiered wedding cake was
topped with a Lladro statue of a bride and groom.

Adriana Ateek and Craig Berky

The happy couple are living in their new home in
Indianapolis, Indiana.
The bride graduated from FSU of which one
semester was spent in Florence, Italy. She worked in the
offices of WorkPlace as Director of Personnel. The
groom graduated from Pittsburgh Technical Institute. He
is a mechanical designer for the CAD/CAM Engineering


Roberta Adele Hollander Williamson, daughter of
the late Charles Sanford Hollander and Eleanor Freund
Hollander, was married on December 27, 1990 to Enrico
Vincent Musco, Jr., son of Mrs. Enrico Musco and the
late Enrico Musco.
The wedding took place in Titusville, Florida. ""Bert"
was born in Ancon, Canal Zone and graduated from
Balboa High School in 1950. A Florida State University
graduate, she now works for Reality World-Penn Realty
as secretary and Realtor/Associate. Rick is a graduate of
St. Patrick's High School, Newburgh, N.Y. and retired
from the building industry.

Roberta A.H. Williamson and Enrico V. Musco Jr.

Two receptions followed at the bride's home in
Tallahassee, attended by Bert's six children who were all
home for the holidays, plus Rick's sons Eugene and
Vincent plus Vincent's wife Sandy; mother, Mrs. Enrico
Musco and cousin Lee Orrison and her husband Jerry of
Merritt Is., plus friends and neighbors.
The newlyweds honeymooned in St. Augustine at the
beachside vacation home of Bert's sister and brother-in-
law, Rosemary McCorkle (BHS'53) and Alan J.
McCorkle. The couple is at home at 1108 Titus Avenue,
Titusville, Florida.

The bridegroom is the son of Capt. and Mrs. Daniel
Haff of Hartford, N.Y. (formerly of Corozal retired
Panama Canal pilot). He was assisted by four Hartford
High School friends as best man, ushers, with a nephew
as ring bearer.
A reception was held at the Colonial Arms,
Warrensburg, N.Y. After a week's wedding trip to
Cancun, Mexico, the couple is now residing at 40 Maple
Street, Hudson Falls, N.Y. 12839.

Judith Sica and Capt. Dana Haff
The bride is a 1981 graduate of Lake George, NY
High School and a 1984 graduate of Adirondack
Community College with a Nursing degree. She is
currently completing her Masters in Health
Administration and is employed as Health Coordinator
at the United Cerebral Palsy Assoc., Glens Falls, NY.
The groom was born in Gorgas Hospital and
attended Canal Zone schools through. Jr. High. He is a
1978 graduate of Hartford NY Central School and a 1982
graduate of SUNY Maritime College, Bronx. He holds a
USMM Masters license for unlimited tonnage vessels and
is employed by Ogden Marine Inc. (OMI) serving as
chief officer aboard the oil tanker OMI Leader.


Judith Denise Sica and Captain Dana Edgar Haff
were united in marriage on June 22, 1991 at the First
Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, New York.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Sica of Queensbury, N.Y. She was assisted by her four
sisters as maid of honor and bridesmaids with a niece as
flower girl.


Kristina Anna Pedersen Fischer married her Desert
Storm hero, Corporal James Fernandez at Honolulu
Hale in a charming family ceremony on August 2, 1991.
The bride is the daughter of Vicki Lynne Baldwin and
Greg Fischer. Her granddad, Fr. Bill Baldwin also
attended the ceremony.

James is with the 1st and 3rd Marine Division (part
of Operation Taro who were the advance group for the
main attack) Kris wrote letters daily over the seven
month separation. They hope to have a big church
wedding in his hometown in Northern California after his
discharge from the Corps next year. He has eight
brothers and sisters, and with Kristina's brother Rob
Pedersen Fischer (now serving on the USS Wadsworth,
Long Beach, CA.) and five Fischer step-sibs, it'll be quite
a celebration! Kristina's family also includes grandpa
Norman H. "Pete" Pederson living in Port Royal, FL.,
with "uncle" Nornie, and Robert, Nelkyva, Bobby, J.P. and
Michelle Pedersen.
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Kristina Anna Pedersen Fischer
and Cpl. James Fernandez

A wedding party was held at the Wailuna Lodge in
Pearl City. Kris and James honeymooned at the Princess
Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki, and now reside at 98-229
Hekeha St., Aiea, Hawaii 96701.


Katherine Anne Braun and Dr. Steven King were
united in marriage on February 9, 1991 at St. Columba's
Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. at an evening
candlelight ceremony. The bride is the daughter of
Colonel (retired) and Mrs. Gustav J. Braun, Jr. (nee
Cauthers) of Alexandria, VA. The bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl King of Walkersville, MD.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Dr.
Christina Braun Beckhorn served as her sister's matron
of honor. Bridesmaids were Rev. Karen Pidcock-Lester
of Richmond, VA. and Kris Snyder of Fairfax, VA.
John Nicodemus of Walkersville, MD. served as best
man. Groomsmen were the brothers of the groom, Eric
and David King. Ushers were William Trotter, Jr. of
Charlotte, NC. and William Harter, Jr. of Silver Spring,

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Katherine Braun and Dr. Steven


The bride is a graduate of Duke University and the
University of Alabama where she received her Masters
degree in Physical Therapy. She is presently
Director/Owner of the Sports Therapy and
Rehabilitation Clinic in Washington, D.C.
The groom is a graduate of Duke University where
he received his doctorate in physics. He is presently a
research physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
in Washington, D.C. After a honeymoon in Florida the
couple will be at home in Springfield, VA.
Canal Zoners attending the wedding included Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Hatch, Lillian, AL., Ruth Diver of
Alexandria, VA., and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cauthers, of
Mt. Vernon, Virginia.


Tami Louise Fears and Wykle D. Williams III, both
of Dothan, Alabama, were united in marriage February
5, 1991 at St. Columba Catholic Church in Dothan. The
Rev. Frances Lynch (formerly of Sacred Heart Chapel,
Ancon) of Tallahassee, FL., officiated at the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. George Fears
of Dothan, formerly of the Canal Zone. Parents of the
groom are Wykle D. Williams, Jr. of Dothan and Mrs.
Diana Love of Cottonwood, ALabama.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Maid
of honor was Mrs. Carol Sullivan Kosik of Dothan. The
bridesmaid was Miss Dana Jernick of Shelter Island,
N.Y. Junior servers were Miss Stephanie Roberts of
Marietta, Georgia and Miss Michelle McLean of Rep. of
Panama, both nieces of the bride. Ushers were Frank A.
Anderson III of Gainesville, FL. and Kenneth R. Roberts
of Marietta, GA.
A program of wedding music was presented by Roy
Watford, organist; Judy Montgomery, hand bells; Wes
Morgan, soloist, and Peter Muller, guitarist.
Following the ceremony, the bride's parents were
hosts of a reception at the Ramada Inn.
The groom's mother entertained the wedding party
wit a rehearsal dinner at her home in Cottonwood, AL.
The couple are now residing in Dothan.


Danna Lynne Humphrey and Charles Carey
Moorehead, both of Palm Bay, Florida, were united in
marriage in an afternoon ceremony, September 7, 1991
at the home of his parents.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Dotty Hon of
Germany and Mr. Donald L. Humphrey of Palm Bay.
The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Ted Moorehead
of Palm Bay.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her
father. Steve Allen served as best man and Dellrie Joy
Humphrey was her sister's maid of honor.

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Danna L. Humphrey, bride of Carey Moorhead
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds presented the
bride's son, Glenn Michael, with an initialed gold, as a
symbol of a united family.
A reception was held following the ceremony for the
relatives and friends attending. Out-of-town guests
included the bride's grandmother, Gladys B. Humphrey,
and her aunt and godmother, Donna (Humphrey) Mann
of Sarasota, and Danna Swalla of Gainesville, Fla.
After a wedding trip to the Florida Keys the couple
will be at home at 427 Rome Avenue N.E., Palm Bay, FL


Lynda Renee Marozas of Aiken, SC., and Marvin
Carl Blystone of Aiken were married August 3, 1991 in
Aiken, SC. The bride was given in marriage by her
The bride is the daughter of Roy C. and Greta H.
Marozas of Aiken. She is a granddaughter of the late O.
Dennis and Willie Mae Haynes and the late Charles and
Sophia Marozas. The groom is a son of Arthur L. and
Elsie Blystone of Aiken. He is a grandson of the late
Manuel P. and Adela Arruda and the late Ervin E. and
Esther R. Blystone.
Deborah H. Golden was matron of honor. G. Liggett
Gray of Aiken was best man. Groomsmen were Charles
L. Blystone Jr. of Aiken, and Charles Busbee of

Lynda Marozas and Marvin Blystone

Following a reception at the club at Hunter's Glen,
the couple honeymooned at Fripp Island. They will reside
in Aiken.
The bride is a graduate of John Dickinson High. She
attended USC Aiken and ATC. She is employed by
Westinghouse. The groom is a graduate of Aiken High
and the U. of South Carolina with a degree in education.
He is employed by Edgefield County Schools.


Laura Lea Burns (BHS'75) was married to Michael
Redemann of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Bixby, Oklahoma,
on August 10, 1991.
Parents of the bride are Jean and Doris Burns of
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scott Burns of Tulsa, brother of the
bride was groomsman.

Laura Lea Burns and Michael Redemann

Laura and Mike honeymooned in St. Kitts, West
Indies. They make their home in Tulsa, where both are
employed with the Corps of Engineers.

BROWN HICKMAN The reception, for a large group of family and friends
was held at Shepherd's Restaurant on Clearwater Beach.
Jennifer's grandmother, Ethel Ross, came for the
Dale Hickman, son of Jeannie and Ernie Hickman of wedding from Alaska.
Balboa Heights, Panama, married Sandra Brown of The couple honeymooned in Venice, Florida.
Boston, Massachusetts on September 29, 1991.
The wedding, which took place in Boston, was
attended by several guests from the former Canal Zone.

Elizabeth A. Flumach (BHS'86) and John E. Beers
(BHS'87) were joined in marriage on August 3, 1991 at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Victoria
Estates in Port Carlotte.
SThe bride is the daughter of Robert and Gene
Flumach, now of San Antonio, Texas. Her matron of
honor was Billie Gaskin of Walthourville, Georgia. Liz's
sisters, Pamela and Cathy were bridesmaids.
The grooms parents are Jack and Ann Beers of Port
Charlotte. Best man was John's brother, Bill, of
Tallahassee. Groomsmen were Wagner Geronymo and
Ed Petersen of Miami, members with John of the rock
band "Emerald Steel."
Dale Hickman Sandra Brown and wedding party.
Robert Ames served as best man; Steven Stuart and
Richard Candia were ushers, and Martha Bellafatto was A
a bridesmaid. Other former Canal Zone guests included P
Nona Kane, Derek Gallardo, Linda Roger, Morgan
Jones, Ginger Young, Marcia and Dick Barrera, Sarah
and Frank Follett.
Sandra and Dale spent their honeymoon in Cancun,
Mexico and will reside in the Florida Keys.


Jennifer Lynn Hanna and John Robert Nail were
married June 2, 1991 at the Community Church of God
in Clearwater, Florida. Jennifer is the daughter of Jean
and Bob Hanna, formerly of Cardenas, Panama, and the
granddaughter of Mary and Robert Hanna of Clearwater,
Florida. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nail of
St. Petersburg, Florida.

Elizabeth Flumach and John Beers

Family guests and special friends who were former
residents of Panama included the bride's brother
Stephen, her grandmother Ada Flumach of Lubbock,
Texas; her aunt and uncle, Marge and Bob Daisey of Port
Charlotte; Gil Smith, Bill and Jeannine Carlin of
Sarasota; Jim Todd, Lou Carlisle, Pat and Joe Christian
from Cape Coral; Paul and Shirley Lemer and children
of Panama.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon on Sanibel
Jennifer Lynn Hanna and John Robert Nail Island and are currently living in Miami, Florida.


Sandra Cathaline Lovelady and William Edward
Kemmerlin Peeples were married August 31, 1991 at th
First Congregational Church of Christ in Palm City,
Florida. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
(Julia) Lovelady, formerly of Los Rios, Panama, now
residing in Dothan, Alabama. The groom's parents are
Mr. Edward Peeples of Charleston, South Carolina and
Mrs. Carolyn Marsh of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Sandra Cathalina (Lovelady) Peeples and
William Edward Kemmerlin Peeples.
Sandra was given in marriage by her father. Charles
Brown, the groom's nephew was the train bearer in the
outdoor ceremony and served as an attendant. The
bridesmaids were Eva and Beverly Lovelady, sisters of
the bride; Mickee Brown, sister of the groom and
Amanda Shearer. Groomsmen were Bruce Hutkowski,
Andrew Scott, Ron Gray and Shann Ladiser. Best man
was his brother-in-law, Ron Brown. Danielle Jacobi
served as matron of honor. Sandra and Danielle had
moved from Gainesville five years ago; met their future
husbands at the same time, and Sandra had been the
maid of honor at Danielle's wedding. Sandra's brother,
James Lovelady Jr. and his fiancee, Lisa Walters of
Tallahassee, Floida were among the guests.


Leigh Ann Duncan and Raymon Lange Jacobs were
united in marriage July 6, 1991 at the First United
Methodist Church in Boca Raton, Florida.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Betty Duncan,
Tampa, FL. and is a graduate of Florida State University
with a degree in interior design.
The groom's parents are Ron and Alice Jacobs,
Locust Grove, OK. The groom is a 1983 graduate of
Balboa High School and a 1985 graduate of Panama

Leigh Ann Duncan and Ramon Lange Jacobs
Canal College.
The bride's attendants were Loclyn Boykin,
Tallahassee, FL., Mary Preston Gee, Richmond, VA., and
Jackie Lristein, Plantation, FL.
John Wagner of Boca Raton served as best man and
groomsmen were David Payne, Washington, D.C. and
David Canute, Plantation, FL.
The newlyweds are making their home in Boca
Raton, Florida.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. (Woody) Henson of San
Diego, California (formerly of Gamboa, Canal Zone)
announce the marriage of their daughter Debra (Debbie)
Lynn to Mr. Steven Charles Geyer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Karol Geyer of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The ceremony was held on April 20, 1991 at the First
United Methodist Church in San Diego and the reception
was held at the Kona Kai Club on Shelter Island. Guests
included local and former Canal Zone friends and out-
of-state relatives and friends of the couple.

Debra (Henson) and Steven Geyer

The bride is a 1973 grad of Balboa High School, also
a graduate of the International University in San Diego
with a PhD in Psychology and is in private practice.

The groom is a graduate of the University of British
Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. with a degree in
Environmental Enginering and is employed by the
engineering firm of Ninyo and Moore.
After a honeymoon in Paris and Cannes, France, the
couple reside in San Diego.


John T. Wainio, son of Annie Torbert Wainio of
Miramar, Florida and the late John E. Wainio, married
Kathleen Moore, daughter of Joseph Moore of
Washington, D.C. and the later Katherine Moore, on
October 10, 1991 in Rome Italy. John is employed in
Rome as an Analyst with the United Nations
organization, and Kathleen is the Agricultural Attache
assigned to the U.S. Embassy in that city.
They will take a short honeymoon in the small town
of Bagno Vignoni in the Tuscany region of Italy.


Julia with Elizabeth
June Gallin Gennari

Tony and Julia Gallin
Gennari are proud to
announce the birth of their
first child, Elizabeth June
Gallin Gennari, born April
1, 1991, at Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children and
Women in Orlando, Florida.
Elizabeth is pictured happily
wearing her mola-decorated
Julia attended Canal Zone
schools in Balboa on the
Pacific side and Margarita
on the Atlantic side from
1967 to 1977.
Maternal grandparents are
Nancy and Al Gallin of
Titusville, Florida.


Wendy Tasca and Brian Hannigan (BHS'83) were
married October 12, 1991 at the Sacred Heart Church in
Byram, Connecticut.
The bride's parents are Pat and Barbara Tasca of
Byram. The groom's parents are Tom and Rita Hannigan
of West Hartford, Connecticut, formerly of Balboa, Canal
Among those attending were the groom's sister,
Doris (Dody), and brothers Jim, Tom, David and Dennis.
They took their wedding trip was to Jamaica, and are
now residing in Plainville, Connecticut.

L-R: Tom, Dody, David, Wendy, Brian, Jim, Dennis

The bride and groom are both graduates of the
University of Connecticut. The bride is employed as a
Management Information Specialist with Aetna Insurance
Co., and the groom is an Electrical Engineer with
General Electric Co.

Joe and Audrey
(DeCastro) Watson of
Sarasota are receiving
congratulations on the birth
of their first great-
grandchild, born August 15, '
1991, to their grandson
Kevin and his wife, Lorena
Christensen of Tucson,
The baby, named Joseph Raymond
Joseph Raymond Christensen
Christensen after his two
great-grandfathers, weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz.
Kevin is an Aerpspace Engineer in Tucson, AZ., and
Lorena is a Computer Analyst.
The maternal grandparents are David and Margie
(Watson) Christensen of Tucson, AZ.

Merna and Arthur
Louis Martin Jr. and their
daughter Casey Diane
Martin announce the birth
of their son and brother,
Derek Louis Martin, born
on September 5, 1991, at
Lakeside Hospital, Metairie,
Casey and Derek are
the grandchildren of
Margaret and Arthur Louis
Casey 27 months, and Martin, Sr., of New
Derek Martin, 1-day old. Orleans, Louisiana.

Bob and Mary (Rainey) Nooney of Houston, Texas,
are proud to announce the birth of the first
grandchildren, Kayla Marie (5 lbs. 2 oz.) and Kimberly
Michele (4 lbs. 14 oz.) on June 14, 1991, born to their
daughter Melissa (also a twin) and her husband, Jeff

Kimberly (left) and Kayla (right) Nooney

Paternal grandmother is Judy Schuchard of
Friendswood, Texas. Maternal great-grandmother is Cary
Rainey, formerly of Gamboa, Canal Zone, and now living
with Bob and Mary in Houston. The Paternal great-
grandmother is Florence Slocum of Sioux Falls, South
Kayla and Kimberly reside with their parents in
Pearland, Texas.

Derek and Stephanie Randolph
John, Debbie and Stephanie Randolph are proud to
announce the birth of the new edition to their family,
Derek Gerald Randolph.
Derek was born on July 17, 1991 and weighed 6 lbs.
12 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches long. He was
born in Miami, Florida.

Roy and Frances (Violette) Sharp of Sun City
Center, Florida, are pleased to announce the birth of
their seventh grandchild, Deanna Sharp.
She is the second daughter born August 2, 1991 to
Frank (BHS'70) and Lisa Sharp, and joins sister Jennifer
as part of the family.

Elisa Ann Violette and dad, Jerry.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Jerry) Violette announce the
birth of their first child, a daughter, Elisa Ann Violette,
born October 9, 1991.
The maternal grandparent is Mrs. Barbara Zacot,
and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William
A. Violette of Seminole, Florida.

Rob and Nancy
Clarihew of St. Petersburg,
Florida, are proud to
announce the birth of their
second child, a boy.
Garrett Robert Thomas
was born on August 31,
1991. He weighed nine
pounds and eleven ounces at
birth and measured twenty-
one and three quarters
inches long. He has a sister
named Ashley Kay who is
three and a half years old.
Proud grandparents are
Bob W. and Ellen (Murphy)
Clarihew of Nobleton,

Mr. and Mrs. William
McFarland-Bateman are
proud to announce the birth
of a daughter, Brittany Rae
on May 14, 1991.
Mother is Renata
McFarland who is working
as a teacher of elementary
adaptive physical education
in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
The photo shows
Brittany at 2 1/2 months.

Ashley and Garrett
Sept. 10, 1991

Brittany Rae Bateman

Tyler S. Mead with father and grandfather.

Three generations of Meads. Tyler S. Mead was born
June 5, 1991 to the proud parents, Ron and Ceci Mead of
Albrook Field, Panama. Tyler, father Ron and grandpa
Fred Mead share a smile here.

Jeneth Baker with three grandchildren, Jacob and
Hannah Pierce and Kyle Baker.
Jacob and Jeneth Baker were in San Diego,
Claifornia, for the birth of their third grandchild, Hannah
Rebecca, born to daughter Diane and husband, Dr.
Kenneth Pierce on July 9, 1991.
While there, they also visited with son, Frank Baker,
his wife Chris and grandson Kyle.
Little Hannah has a big brother, Jacob Pierce, age 4.

Edward C. and Carmen
Overstreet are proud to
announce the birth of their
first child, daughter Kacey
Lynn on July 3, 1991 in
Charleston, South Carolina.
Kacey weighed 6 pounds 9
ounces and was 19 1/2
inches long.
Maternal grandparents
are Carmen and Joseph
Littleton of Irving, Texas.
Paternal grandparents are
Mary and the late Edward
C. Overstreet of
Tallahassee, Florida.


Kacey Lynn Overstreet

Mr. and Mrs. T.
Bradley Tunis (nee Susan
Violette) announce the birth
of a son, Austin Bradley, on
August 28, 1991.
The maternal
grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. William Violette, who
reside in Seminole, Florida.
The paternal
grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Travis Tunis, who
reside in Anderson, Indiana.

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Austin Bradley Tunis

Ray and Teresa
Baumbach announce the
birth of their first child, ,..
Andrew David Baumbach,
on July 29, 1991, in Winter
Haven, Florida.
Paternal grandparents
are Edwin and Aloha
Baumbach, also of Winter
Haven; his great-
grandparents were the late
Fred Baumbach and Bessie Andy Baumbach
Baumbach of Pennsylvania.
Maternal grandparents are David Collins and
Delores Collins; great-grandparents are Roy and Jean
Daughtry, all of Winter Haven.

Hermina (Gonzales)
and James R. Palumbo of
Diablo, R.P. proudly
announce the birth of their
daughter, Oriana Eileen
Palumbo on July 9, 1991 in
Panama, Rep. of Panama.
She weighed in at 7 pounds
and 4 ounces.
Mr. Palumbo is
employed through the
DODDS Schools Division in
Panama. The baby was
named after Eileen (Cox)
Cowell of Severna Park,
Maryland, who was a
former neighbor and a
special friend.


Orianna Eileen


Earl and Mary (Mallia)
Mullins of Dothan,
Alabama announce the birth
of two new grandsons. Ryan
Michael was born May 28,
1991 in Austin, Texas to Joe -"
and Debbie Mullins. Ryna
has a three year-old brother,
Andrew Joseph. The family
recently moved to Tucson,
Arizona where the maternal I
grandparents, Bob and Joan ,
Foster reside.
Dillon James was born Ryan Michael and
June 2, 1991 to Robert and Andrew Mullins
Vernell Mullins. Dillon has a four year-old brother,
Matthew Earl and a fourteen year-old half brother,
Robert Mikeal Mullins. They reside in Wausau,
The maternal grandparents are Jim and JoAnn
Lukasko of Edgar, WI.
Earl and Mary now have a dozen grandchildren; grandsons and five granddaughters.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Bliss Jr. of Campbell,
California happily announce the birth of fourth great-
grandchild, a daughter born on July 24, 1991, to their
granddaughter, Beth Anne (Bliss) and her husband Terry
Welch, of Pann Valley, CA.
The baby, who has been named Ruth Anne Welch,
joins three brothers, Taylr, age 5, Benjamin, age 3, and
Daniel, 18 months.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
D. "Jerry" Bliss III, presently residing in England. Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Welch of San Jose, CA. are Ruth Anne's

Mrs. Daniel Maurice Eggleston (Carmene Hele) is
delighted to announce the birth of her twelfth grand-
child, Michael Joseph Adamski, born on July 19, 1991 in
Houston, Texas.
Michael is the first child born to Carmen and Jeffrey
Adamski. She is a partner with Price-Waterhouse, and
Jeff is a supervisor with Occidental Petroleum Chemical
Plant in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Yossi and Judy
(McLain) Feintuch of
Cincinnati, Ohio, are happy
to announce the birth of
their daughter, Maayan
Esther Feintuch, born
September 9, 1991.
The maternal
grandparents are Gladys
(Watson) McLain and the
late John McLain of
Sarasota. Mrs. Raquel
"^ Feintuch of Israel is the
paternal grandmother.
Maayan Esther Maayan weighed 7 lbs.
Feintuch 4 oz. and measured 20
inches. She joins two
brothers, 7 year old Zev, and Eran, who is 5.

Douglas and Nora
(Ruble) Patton proudly
announce the birth of their
second son, Cade William,
born February 11, 1991 in
Camarillo, California. He ..
was welcomed by his big
brother Russell John who is
2 years old.
The happy maternal
grandparents are John and
Doris Ruble of Sunrise, Russell and Cade
Florida. Paternal Patton
grandparents are Gene and
Esther Patton of Crownpoint, Indiana.
The Pattons recently left California and are now
residing in Memphis, Tennessee.

Conrad S. and Norma Horine happily announce the
birth of their first grandchild, Lauren Katerine, born to
their daughter Carol and her husband, David Gooch.
A lucky baby, she was born Friday, September 13,
1991 in San Diego, California and she shares her great-
grandmother's birthday.

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Pearl Ramona Akers, passed away August 26, 1991
at the Anchorage, Alaska home she shared with her son,
Harry. Pearl Brandon Ferguson was born in Iowa, the
family later moving to Hunterton County, N.J., where she
graduated from high school. She married Harry Akers Sr.
in 1930 and they made their home in Balboa, Canal
Zone, raising two children who graduated from Balboa
High School. Pearl worked as a secretary for military
officers, lawyers, business and government offices. She
was an active member of the South Anchorage Church of
Christ and made missionary journeys to Honduras and
Costa Rica. She was also secretary and director of
Charindia Foundation, funding charitable activities in
She is survived by her son, Harry Akers, Jr.; a
daughter, Naomi Olmsted of Oneida, NY.; a brother,
Scott Ferguson of Fruitdale, AL.; a sister, Lucile Cole of
North Stonington, CT.; and by four grandchildren, and
five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband, Harry Akers in 1972.

Albert N. Attaway, 63, of Dallas, Texas, died at home
on August 31, 1991 from heart failure. Born in Ancon,
Canal Zone he finished school at Balboa High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy from August, 1946 to August
1948. He attended Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas
and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin,
Texas. He retired from St. Regis Paper Company in May,
He is survived by his wife, Sally; a daughter, Jill of
Illinois, and a granddaughter, Ashley.

Jack A. Bain, 66, died September 3, 1991 at St.
Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, Missouri of cancer. He was
the son of the late W.C. Bain and Ruth (Jenkins) Bain
and a grandson of a Roosevelt Medal holder. Jack was
born at Ancon Hospital, attended schools in Ancon and
Balboa and graduated from CHS in 1943. He attended
CZJC before entering the U.S. Navy and is a veteran of
World War II. He graduated from the U. of Missouri in
1949 with a BA. degree in Journalism. He was a
newspaper reporter prior to joining Magnatek Century
Electric Co. in St. Louis, MO., where he retired as a
senior executive after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his spouse Ann (Eicher) Bain of
Crestwood, MO; two daughters, Julia Bain of
Albuquerque, NM. and Laura Bain Janes of Iowa City,
IA; two sons, Steven of Columbia, MO. and Daniel of
Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Wallis R. Bain-Hunt of St.
Petersburg, FL. and Patricia DeVore of Fayetteville, AR;
and three grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Faye; four sons, Paul Jr.,
Michael, David and Daniel; two daughters, Linda and
Wanda, and 13 grandchildren.

Thelma Gardner Bidwell passed away at her home
in Odessa, Florida on October 11, 1991 after a lengthy
bout with cancer. She was the widow of John (Jack)
Bidwell, a former marine machinist at the Mechanical
Division of the Panama Canal, who passed away in 1988.
He retired in 1968 and they moved to Odessa. Thelma
was born in Centreville, Maryland and married her
husband in Baltimore in 1932. She belonged to St.
Ignatious Catholic Church and the Panama Canal Society
of Florida.
She is survived by a son William and wife Zareefa
Bidwell, Odessa; grandchildren William and wife Cindy
Bidwell, Jonesboro, GA, Michael and Thomas of
Modesto, CA, and Vicki Bidwell and husband Pravin
Mahabir, Hayward, CA, and Denise Bidwell, Sacramento,
CA.; Sister Mary Magdalene McLaughlin of Cambridge,
MD. and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in her memory may be made to
Hospice of Hillsborough Foundation, Inc., 3010 W.
Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609 or to Centreville High
School Alumni Assoc., Centreville, MD. 21617.

William Blackburn, passed away August 6, 1991 at
St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn. from complications
after removal of left lung due to cancer. He was a
graduate of the Cristobal High School Class of 1951.
He is survived by a brother, Samuel Blackburn.

Julius Oscar "Barney" Barnes, 91, of Sarasota,
Florida, passed away September 5, 1991 in Sarasota
Memorial Hospital. He was born in Romney, West
Virginia and served in the Navy several years as a veteran
of World War I and served his last tour at the U.S. Naval
Station in Coco Solo, CZ. He was then employed by the
Panama Canal Accounting Department and at the time
of his retirement in 1953 he was the Chief of the Payroll
Bureau. He was a private flight instructor; a Mason, and
a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies; The
Abou Saad Shrine Temple of the Canal Zone and Sahib
Temple of of Sarasota; the Sarasota Chess Club and the
Panama Canal Society of Florida. He was Secretary of
the Panama Canal Auto Club for over 12 years, during
which time he tripled membership, for which he was
presented Life Membership in the Club. He was an
Honorary Member of Florida Youth Ranches since 1968.
He is survived by his wife, Ramona "Tinsie" Barnes of
Sarasota; a sister, Elma Carder of Ridgeley, W.Va.; and
several nieces and nephews.

Paul M. Bell, Sr., 75, formerly of Gamboa, Canal
Zone, died of natural causes on September 3, 1991, in
Gastonia, North Carolina. He was a policeman, retiring
from the Police Division in 1966 with over 24 years of

John L. (Jack) Blaney, 47, died October 2, 1991 at
the home of his sister, Jeanette Springer in Hyattsville,
Maryland, after an extended illness. He was born in
Gorgas Hospital and was the son of Robert L. Blaney
and Beatrice J. Rohrer. He attended Canal Zone schools
and graduated from Balboa High School in 1961.
In addition to his sister and parents, he was survived
by a brother, Robert W. Blaney of Salisbury, N.C.; a
daughter, Theresa Peterson of Locust, N.C.; two sons,
Michael of Harrisburg, N.C. and David, who is with the
U.S. Navy. Burial was in Maryland.

May Bowen, 100 years of age, of Guilford,
Connecticut, passed away September 27, 1991 in her
sleep at Fowler Nursing Center, Guilford. She was the
widow of the late Oliver Bowen, who retired from the
Industrial Division of the Panama Canal Company in
1951 and passed away in 1972. He was known for his
leadership of boys, particularly in Scouting while in the
Canal Zone. May's son, Jimmy Bowen, who became a
well-known jockey in the U.S. prior to his return to the
Canal Zone also predeceased her. A memorial service
was held at the First Congregational Church on October
1, where 50 friends gathered.
May left four grandchildren and several great-

Sarah Hayes Braswell, 63, died August 31, 1991 in
New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born in
South Carolina, the daughter of Norma Harper Hayes
and the late John Wesley Hayes.
Surviving besides her mother are her husband, James
Walter Braswell Jr. of the home; two sons, Ken and wife,
Laura, and Wesley and wife, Cindy, both of Wilmington;
a daughter, Helen Braswell of Chapel Hill, N.C.; five
sisters, Mrs. Lula Clark of Wilmington, Hazel Bracy of
Riegelwood, NC, Mrs. Mary Kate Slocomb of Florence,
SC, Mrs. Linda Rogers of Murralls Inlet, SC, and Mrs.
Nancy Hayes of Newport News, VA; and three

James "Jimmy" Butler, Jr., passed away October 16,
1991 in Colon, Rep. of Panama. Jimmy was the
Comandante of the Bomberos and was very active in
assisting the United States Armed Forces during
"Operation Just Cause." His father, James Butler Sr. and
grandfather, Edward J. Butler have both been mentioned
among the builders of the Panama Canal.
Survivors are his wife, Carmen; three children; a
brother, Vincent of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters Peggy
Zeimetz of the Rep. of Panama and Rita Whitely of

Catherine Allen Chambers, 82, of St. Petersburg,
Florida died September 25, 1991 at Bon Secours-Maria
Manor. She was born in Columbus, Mississippi and left
the Canal Zone upon her and her late husband's
retirement in 1968 where she was an accountant and he
was with the Marine Bureau. She was a member of Coral
Palm Chapter 23, O.E.S., Cristobal, and the Panama
Canal Society of Florida. She was a member of Ensley
United Methodist Church, Ensley, Alabama.
Survivors include two aunts and several cousins.

Walter C. Cole, 74, died August 28, 1991, in Solvang,
California, the home to which he retired as a Canal Zone
pilot in 1974 with 20 years of service. He was born in
Aberdeen, Washington and graduated from Washington
State University and Northwestern University. He was a
retired U.S. Navy Captain having served in World War II
and Korea. Prior to coming to the Canal Zone, he
worked for Scripps Howard Oceanography.
He leaves his wife, Josephine Cole.

Lt. Buford L. Cooper, 77, of Brooksville, Florida,
died September 23, 1991. He retired as a Lieutenant
from Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department with 18
years of service in 1971. He served with the Canal Zone
Police Department from 1939 to 1951.
H is survived by two sons, Roy W. and John L.
Cooper. Services were held in Brooksville.

MEMBERS: If you see or are aware of an obituary of a
former Canal Zone resident in your newspaper, please
clip it out and send to the Editor, after dating the

Leonard W. Crouch, 89, died October 20, 1991 at
Silverdale, Washington. He was a conductor on the
Panama Railroad from 1939 to 1953. Some may
remember him as "Fat." His wife, Marie predeceased him
several years ago, and she too was a Panama Canal
He is survived by two daughters; a son; and two

David de la Pena, 75, died April 7, 1991 in Los
Angeles, California. He was born in Ancon in 1915 and
was a 1936 graduate of Balboa High School. While in the
Canal Zone, he worked as an Assistant Disability Relief
Clerk until April 1951 when he resigned and moved to
Los Angeles. He worked as an accountant for Getty Oil
until his retirement in 1965. After retirement, he did
volunteer work for senior citizens.
He is survived by Sara and Estrella de la Pena of Los
Angeles; Eva de la Pena de Gil of Mexico City, Mexico,
and Moises de la Pena of San Diego, California.

Col. James D. DeMarr, 83, died October 16, 1991 at
Vetrans Affairs Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. He had
Alzheimer's disease. He was a native of Hyattsville and
lived in Arlington, Virginia before entering the hospital
about 5 years ago. He was a graduate of the U. of
Maryland and entered the Army in 1930, serving in the
Signal Corps, and retired from active duty in 1963. He
then worked for the Technical Material Corp. in
Alexandria where he became Vice President, retiring
from that company in 1967, and then sold real estate.
During World War II he worked on radar installations
and operation in the Panama Canal Zone. He has served
in the Far East, Korea, and in New York. He was also
active in the boosters organization at Washington-Lee
High School in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Stella Vivian
(Boggs) DeMarr of Bradenton, Fla.; four sons, James Jr.
of Downingtown, Pa., Glenn K. of Scottsdale, Az., Barry
B. of Arlington, and Victor L. of Newark; a daughter,
Laura J. Drons of New York; four brothers; two sisters,
and nine grandchildren.

Bernice A. Deming, 73, of Wilmington, Delaware,
died suddenly on July 6, 1991. She moved to Delaware
from Dothan, Alabama in February. Her husband, Judge
John E. Deming, formerly of Balboa, Canal Zone, died
in 1981.
She is survived by three sons, John L. of Wilmington,
Delaware, Col. Dennis C. of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and
William J. of Columbia, Maryland; a sister, Katie McCall
of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and six grandchildren.

Eileen R. Donovan, 75, of Clearwater, Florida, died
August 19, 1991 at Mease Hospital, Dunedin, Florida.
She was born in Panama and came to Clearwater from
Baltimore, MD. She was a registered nurse and a
member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Sarah Donovan of
Annapolis, Maryland.

Bertha H. Ficzeri (Toth), 76, of Corsicana, Texas,
died February 2, 1991 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She
was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and was employed in
the Canal Zone by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, The
Panama Canal Personnel Training Center, the U.S. Air
Force Procurement Offices and the Panama Canal
Harbormasters Atlantic Area offices. She had resided in
Corsicana for the past four months.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Ficzeri Jr. of
Corsicana; a son, Rev. Paul D. Ficzeri of Corsicana; and
two granddaughters, Susan and Helen Ficzeri, both of

Ruth Kemper Gatz, 92, of Sarasota, Florida, died
July 24, 1991 following a lingering illness. She was born in
Enterprise, Mississippi and spent her early years in
Jackson, MS., later going to the Canal Zone to join her
sisters. She moved to Sarasota in the early 1960s with her
husband, the late David Gatz, following his retirement.
She was a homemaker and member of the Episcopal
Church in Sarasota.
She is survived by four sisters, Wilhelmina Galloway,
Maxine Hitchcock and Robin Comer, all of Sarasota, and
Alice Jones of Rosedale, Ms. and several nieces and

Dr. Charles H. Glines, 72, of Tucson, Arizona, died
September 3, 1991 from heart-lung disease. He wanted
to be a doctor since childhood and graduated from the
University of Michigan with a medical degree in 1955 and
went to the Panama Canal Zone for his internship. It was
there that he decided to go into pediatrics and eventually
went on the staff at Gorgas Hospital. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy and served as a corpsman during World
War II.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia; a daughter, Michal
Racy of Tucson; a brother, Robert, of Cool, Calif.; and
sisters, Helen Kohut of Princeton, NJ, and Barbara
DeLanoy of Ballston Spa, NY.

Maj. Stanley J. Guest of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
September 22, 1991 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He
was born in Comanche, Oklahoma and left the Canal
Zone in 1968 where he was a foreman with the Panama
Canal Company. He was a retired U.S. Army officer,
having served for 30 years which included World War II
and the Korean conflict. He was a member of Christ
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Guest; and several
nieces and nephews.

Dr. William T. Hodson, 72, of DeLand, Florida, died
August 7, 1991 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Hodson was born in Tacoma, Washington and lived

most of his life in Oregon. He was an Optometrist at
Coco Solo Hospital, Canal Zone, Panama for thirteen
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hodson,
DeLand; a son, Conrad of Eugene, Oregon; three
daughters, Paula Hawley of Milwaukie, OR., Rene Ann
Hodson, of Otis, OR., and Wanda R. Pinnell, Largo, FL.

Gloria Marie Coulthard Holmelin, 65, of Crosby,
Texas, died August 30, 1991 after a long battle with brain
cancer. Born and raised in the Republic of Panama, she
worked for the U.S. Navy in the Canal Zone after
graduation from Cristobal High School. She was a
member of Christ the King Episcopal Church in
Atascocita, and the Order of the Eastern Star 1112 of
Huffman, Texas. She married Gustaf William Holmelin
in 1943 and they became parents of three children. Her
husband preceded her in death in 1984.
She leaves her daughter, Gayle (Holmelin) and son-
in-law Robert O. Norris and their children Christopher
and Courtney; two sons, Victor R. and daughter-in-law
Debbie (Cooper) Holmelin and their children Ryan and
Scott, and Gustaf William Jr., and daughter-in-law
Marion (Rednyek) Holmelin and their daughter Whitney,
all of Crosby, Texas; her mother, Marie Coulthard
Howell of Crosby; a brother, Robert S. Coulthard of
Humble, Texas; and a sister, Judy (Coulthard) Curtis of

W. Fred Hunter died May 19, 1991 in Bullhead City,
Arizona. He was born in 1910 in Chattanooga, Oklahoma
and worked for the Panama Canal Company until 1946.
He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge in
California and he worked as a Junior Achievement
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hunter of
Bullhead City; two daughters, Joan Bremerman and
Cathi Williams, both of Bullhead City; seven
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Felix F. (Corky) Karpinski, 49, of Bay City, Texas,
died August 23, 1991 while scuba diving off the coast of
Texas. Corky (CHS'60) was a graduate of the RCA
Institute and held an electrical engineering degree from
Florida Institute of Technology. He was employed by
Houston Light and Power as a maintenance engineer for
the South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant. Corky
served four years in the U.S. Navy and was a member of
the Blue Lodge of the Bay City Masonic order.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; a daughter, Kathy;
a son, Keith; his mother, Edna Karpinski of Zephyrhills,
Florida, and a brother, Ken, of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

James Zeno Knapp, 79, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida,
died October 10, 1991 at the Citris Memorial Hospital
located in Inverness, Fla. He was born in Birmingham,
AL., and spent part of his youth in the Canal Zone where
his father worked in building the Canal as a boilermaker,
and the rest in Birmingham. He returned to the Canal

Zone after his discharge for the U.S. Navy in 1945;
worked for the Panama Canal Co. and then the U.S.
Navy at Rodman. He returned to Birmingham in 1948
then returned to the C.Z. again to work for the Navy as
Chief of the air conditioning and refrigeration shops. He
was active in the Balboa Yacht Club, spending many
hours on his boats, the Almar and the Nautilus. He
retired in 1974 making his home in Port Charlotte,
Huntsville, AL., and then Lake Panasoffkee.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gladys Foster
Knapp; four daughters, Susan Light of Huntsville,
Margaret Knapp of Orlando, Anna VanMeter and Alice
Knapp of Lake Panasoffkee; two sisters, Alice Fowler of
Cullman, AL., and Virginia Nelson of Birmingham, AL.,
and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his
brother Robert Lee Knapp and sister, Mary Belle Hicks.

Lealand A. Larrison, of Perry, New York, died in his
sleep at home on August 15, 1991. He attended Balboa
High School and worked for the Canal Zone Postal
Service for 33 years, retiring in 1970. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II and was an active member of
Elks Lodge 1542 in Margarita as well as several other
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Midge)
Larrison and his son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Betty
Larrison of Dayton, Ohio.

Thelma R. Lewis, 85, a long-time resident of the
Canal Zone, died May 8, 1991 in Fairfax, Virginia. She
grew up on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus and was
married in 1928 at Christ Church-by-the-Sea in New
Cristobal. After leaving Panama for a few years, she
returned in 1942 and lived on the Atlantic side until she
retired from the United Fruit Company in Cristobal in
She is survived by her son, Herbert H. Lewis, Jr., and
daughter-in-law Doris of Auberndale, Virginia; three
grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews, and many dear
friends. She was buried in Petersburg, Virginia, next to
her husband, Herbert H. Lewis.

George Martin Lively died August 3, 1991 in
Sonoma, California. He was born in San Francisco, CA.
in 1926. He was a graduate of Balboa High School, Class
of 1943 and was employed by the Personnel Division of
the Panama Canal Company from 1945 to 1950. He
retired to Sonoma, CA., in 1983.
He is survived by his widow, Isabella Zemer Lively
and son, G. Martin Lively; a daughter, Terry Lively
Lucas; six grandchildren and one grandchild.

James P. Macdonell died in Gainesville, Florida, on
May 25, 1991. Jim came to the Canal Zone as a boy in
1924 when his father, John Norman Macdonell went to
work on Pedro Miguel Locks. He graduated from Balboa
High School and later worked for the Supply Division in
Pedro Miguel and Balboa in the late 30s and early 40s.

After leaving the Canal Zone, he worked fore the U.S.
Postal Service in Gainesville, Florida until retirement in
Survivors include his wife, Roma; daughter, Theresa
L. Page of Marianna, Florida; a son, John Dixon Ford of
Zebulon, Georgia; brothers, Alexander J. of Groveland,
Florida, Neil M. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and
Roderick N. of Wimberley, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Betty McCarrick, 60, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed
away August 7, 1991 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in
Jacksonville after a long illness. She was born at Gorgas
Hospital and grew up in the Canal Zone.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; a son, Jim of
Chicago, Illinois; a daughter, Sandra Watts of
Greensboro, North Carolina, and a grandson.

David Mcllhenney, former Zonian who retired to
Green Valley, Arizona, passed away in Green Valley on
August 18, 1991. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and was
very active in the Masonic bodies of the Canal Zone.
He is survived by his widow, Dora; a son, Dudley
Mcllhenney and Dudley's two daughters; a sister now
Living in Florida and a brother, Jack, of the State of

Kieffer W. McKee, 61, died at his home in Covina,
California August 2, 1991, after a long struggle with
congestive heart failure. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, he
grew up in the Canal Zone and was a member of the
class of 1948 at Balboa High School. He served with the
U.S. Army in Rio Hato, Panama. He was the son of the
late William S. McKee who died of cancer in 1978 and
the late Alpha M. McKee who died of congestive heart
failure in 1990.
Kieffer is survived by his wife, Carole; a son, Mark;
three daughters, McKenna, Sharon and Alison; and three
grandchildren; a brother, Mark R. of Miami, Florida; two
sisters, Rose V. Slough of Miami, and Doris M. Brown
of Gainesville, Florida.

Vivian B. Michael, 88, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
September 1, 1991 at Edward White Hospital. Born in
Port Royal, Pennsylvania, she left the Canal Zone in
1953. She was an organist.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul Showers,
Mechanicsburg, PA., and Samuel Showers, Safford,

Bruce K. Montrose, 47, husband of Lonnie (Smith)
Montrose of Overland Park, Kansas, died in Portland,
Oregon on August 28, 1991, the results of head injuries
in a rock slide. Memorial services were held in Overland
Park on August 31, 1991. Bruce was President of the
Celebrity China Co. in Lenexa, Kansas since 1974 and

had worked for the company for 30 years. He directed
the Celebrity China Run in Lenexa for four years and
was a member of the "Kansas City Track Team" and the
Kansas City Road Runners.
In addition to his wife Lonnie, he is also survived by
his son, Bruce II; daughter, Jennifer Jean; his mother,
Marie Montrose and sister, Sandra of Bonner Springs,
KS.; two brothers, Jack of Corpus Christie, TX., and
Grant of Atlanta, GA.; two sisters, Jacqueline Parmenter
of San Antonio, TX., and Rosemary Logan of Atlanta,
GA.; his mother-in-law, Peggy (Brown) Smith of
Inverness, FL., and sister-in-law, Marion (Smith) Morgan
of Platte City, MO.
The family suggests contributions to the "Bruce K.
Montrose Memorial Fund," c/o Shawnee State Bank,
11101 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203.

Lyle B. Morau, 81, passed away on September 5,
1991 and was buried at St. Joseph, Missouri. He was
formerly a Sergeant in the Canal Zone Police force,
working out of Balboa at the time of his retirement in
He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa.

James Rex Pemberton Jr., 77, of Venice, Florida,
died September 24, 1991. He was born in the Panama
Canal Zone in 1914. He was an electrician and lift station
maintainer for the city of Flint for 37 years and was a
member of Charlotte County Elks Lodge, Habor Cove
Civic Club, and past commodore of Harbor Cove Boat
Club, and the Harbor Cove Bowling League in Venice.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey; a daughter,
Virginia Little of Venice; Three sons, James, William,
and Richard; a brother; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-

Warren Pitman of Vista, California, died May 27,
1991. He left the Canal Zone in 1958 where he was Chief
of the Budget and Rates Division.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a daughter,
Helen Wise of Oceanside, CA., two sons, Robert of
Mesa, AZ., and Donald of Trinidad, CA.; eleven
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mildred S. Rowe died August 12, 1991 at Imperial
Point Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She left
the Canal Zone in 1969 where she served as a teacher for
many years. She was a member of St. Martin in the
Fields Episcopal Church, St. Mary's Guild and a charter
member of the Imperial Point Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include her daughter Pamela, and son-in-
law Joseph Herold of Mt. Ulla, North Carolina and
grandsons Timothy E. and Adam J. Herold.

Barbara Jacqueline Coy Sheets, 46, of Stone
Mountain, Georgia, passed away on July 3, 1991 in
Atlanta, GA. She was born in Muncie, Indiana and came

to the Canal Zone as a baby and raised there. After
graduating from Balboa High School Class of 1962, she
worked at Ancon District Court until she married and
moved with her husband to the U.S. where she attended
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, earning her BA. degree in
She is survived by her husband Larry Alan; three
children, Stephanie Lee, Stephen Edward and Catherine
Ann of Stone Mountain, GA.; her parents, Richard and
Frede Coy of Clarkston, GA.; and a brother, LtCol.
William A. Coy of Washington, D.C.

Robert C. Sievers, Jr., 83, died September 27, 1991
in Austin, Texas. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and
attended St. Louis University and was a graduate of the
American Baking Institute in Chicago. He came to the
Canal Zone in 1937 and was employed by the
Commissary Division as manager of the bakery at Mount
Hope. After leaving the Canal Zone in 1959, he managed
several wholesale baking plants in St. Louis and Kansas
City before retiring to San Antonio, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years,
Elaine L. Sievers and is survived by a son, Robert of San
Marino, California, and a daughter, Elaine of Austin,
Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Winona (Nonie) Albritton Smith, 86, formerly of
Curundu, Canal Zone, passed away suddenly July 4, 1991
at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was
employed as a laboratory technologist at Gorgas Hospital
and retired in 1966. Upon retirement, she and husband,
Frank Smith, left the Canal Zone and made their home
in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Smith; two
sons, Frank Smith Jr. and Harold Smith both of Houston,
Texas; two daughters, Marian Edwards of Scottsdale,
Arizona and Janet Bartlett of Fayetteville, Georgia; a
brother, Ted Albritton of Apollo, Florida; two sisters,
Carrie Lucas of Indianapolis, Indiana and Thelma Koenig
of Hot Springs, Arkansas and seven grandchildren.

Roswell James "Butch" Tobin Jr., 55, passed away
in Jacksonville, Florida on June 25, 1991 of heart failure.
Butch was born in Brockton, Mass. and traveled to the
Canal Zone as a child with his parents, Roswell and
Florence Tobin. He grew up on the Gold Coast attending
schools in Margarita and Cristobal. Following graduation
in 1957, he entered the U.S. Air Force and in 1962
returned to the Canal Zone and was employed by the
Panama Canal Company where he worked for the C.Z
Customs and the Maintenance Division until his
retirement under the early retirement option in early
1983. He made his home in Jacksonville.
Butch is survived by his mother, Florence; his brother
Charlie; and his sisters, Clara (Princess) Normandin and
Shirley Proctor, all of Jacksonville. His remains were
mixed with the living waters of the Chagres River (2nd
bend) in Panama on September 7, 1991.

Alfred J. Waldorf, 81, of Seminole, Florida, died
October 3, 1991 at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo, Fla.
He was born in Regal, Minnesota and left the Canal
Zone in 1969 when he retired from the Maintenance
Division, Panama Canal Company, as a heavy equipment
operator with 30 years of government service. His
memberships included the Blessed Sacrament Church
and its Holy Name Society, Seminole; Knights of
Columbus Council No. 4892; Panama Canal Society of
Florida; Fourth Degree Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley
Assembly, Largo; the Mayo Legacy; International Union
of Operating Engineers, and was a Elk for 33 years. He
was a member both in the Canal Zone and Elks Lodge
No. 2519, Seminole.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia; and two sisters,
Betty Marshall, Escondido, California and Margaret
Wuertz, Paynesville, Minnesota.

George M. Willingham, 70, of Fort Payne, Alabama,
died suddenly at his residence on July 19, 1991. He went
to the Canal Zone in 1959 where he taught Science at
Balboa High School. He later became a counselor and
then Supervisor of Instruction of U.S, Secondary Schools.
He retired in 1977.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; a son, Dwayne of
Fort Payne; a daughter, Anita Hewitt of Clarksville,
Tennessee; and three grandchildren, Kristin Hewitt,
David Willingham, and Lindsay Willingham.

Anthony Gerard Winkes, of Martinez, Georgia, died
in May, 1991. He became ill in December and responded
to treatment but became hospitalized in April. He was a
graduate of Balboa High School Class of 1941. Despite
the loss of both his legs, he kept up with all his friends
especially at Christmas time. He made a name for
himself throughout the Augusta, Georgia area while
living in Warner Robbins with his sister. He and his sister
had planned to attend their classes 50th reunion last
He is survived by his sister, Marie Winkes Head, of
Warner Robbins, Georgia.

Obdulia (Olivella) Wright, 93, died March 17, 1991
in Rhinebeck, N.Y., after an extended illness. She was
predeceased by her husband, William L. Wright, former
Panama City businessman.
She is survived by two daughters, Gemma O'Donnell
of Panama and Obdulia Coffey of Lillian, Alabama; two
sons, Caleb of Millbrook, N.Y. and William of N. Miami,
FL; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two
brothers and four sisters.

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Letters to the Editor


We received a pleasant surprise in the form of a
visit by our daughter Marlene Whitehead Grier. She
managed a 2-week break from her family in Virginia
Beach, VA. It was a wonderful visit, what with the trips
to visit friends and relatives while here, she and her
mother were able to visit San Francisco. Of course they
saw the Golden Gate Bridge but it can't compare with
the Thatcher Ferry Bridge back in the good old Zone.
Back home in Virginia, her husband Andy was
kept busy watching their two children Nathan (13) and
Valerie (10). He said it was nice to be with the kids and
take care of home but he wouldn't want the job full-
Prior to Marlene's visit I was able to attend a
reunion of all my buddies from my ole World War II
ship, the USS Palmer DMS5. It was bombed by aircraft
and sunk from under us off the Philippines (Luzon). This
was the first contact I have had with any of them in 46
years. Of course except for bulging waistlines, grey or
balding heads with maybe a wrinkle or two, we all looked
exactly the same.
We had a wonderful time in San Diego and plan a
repeat performance next year in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dan and Bern Grier
Stockton, CA.


For a week in August the Jensen girls got together at
the lovely home of Jo (BHS'54) and her husband on San
Juan Island off the coast of Washington. Julie (BHS'56)
came from Tallahassee, Jan (BHS'66) came from Indiana
and Jeannie (BHS'68) came from Iowa.

The Jensen girls, L-R: Julie, Jo, Jeanne and Jan.

Along with the local clams, oysters and salmon, we
feasted on empanadas and arroz con polio.


By the late Dorothy B. Moody, Ph.d.

A shuffling in the hallway,
Giggles on the stairs.
The bell shrills loud as if to say,
"Ignore me if you dare!"
The opening door discloses,
Singly, or pair by pair,
Gap-toothed, with freckled noses,
Expectant boy-hood there.

Pudgy or lank or stubby,
Cocky or droll or shy;
Briefly scrubbed or grubby,
Each year they shuffle by.
"C'n we come when you're ready
And get your Christmas tree?
Don't give it to Bugs or Teddy.
Save it fer Slim and me!"

For in the fleeting twilights
Of the benign New Year
The children must perform their rites
At picnics far and near.
Upon a dozen glowing pyres,
The trees they'll sacrifice
Up from the leaping bonfires,
An incense will arise.

Perhaps even in Heaven,
It may not be too faint,
The majesty to leaven
Of seraph or of saint,
Who, downward to the Isthmus,
May send to little boys,
Burning the last of Christmas,
Indulgence for their joys!

(Dr. Moody taught English at Balboa High School and
Canal Zone College for many years. She retired in 1964.
The above was submitted by Catherine Goodrich, Apollo
Beach, Florida).

L-R: Granddaughter Sarah, friend Lorie Lindley, son
Patrick Macdonell and Rod Macdonnell.

Immediately following the funeral in Clermont,
Florida, we headed homeward, stopping by Marianna,
Florida, to visit my sister, Frances Dixon Ford, who is
hospitalized there.
We had made prior
S commitments to all this to
i go to Mexico by train with
our son, Pat, so we set off
for Saltillo in mid-July. Our
introduction to Mexico by
Srail left much to be desired,
S 'however, we found the
climate in Saltillo very
pleasant, the Hotel La
Torre beautiful and well
Pr staffed. The enclosed photo
Pat and Sarah on shows our group in the
their way to Cadillac Bar in Nuevo
Disney World Laredo before boarding the
train. Pictured left to right
are our granddaughter, Sarah Macdonell, Lorie Lindley,
Pat's fiancee, son Patrick, and "Hizzoner" Rod
Macdonell. The small photo shows Pat and Sarah when
they stopped at "Las Varas" in Wimberley to see us on
their way to Disney World.

Virginia A. Macdonell
Wimberley, Texas


This summer was one of many events; visits from
family, the loss of loved ones, and a rare trip.
Rod was called in late May to be advised that his
brother, James was seriously ill. Three days later, he
passed away (See "With Deep Sorrow"). Getting a plane
reservation on Memorial Day weekend was a real
challenge, but he managed to get to the funeral after
which he stayed with his brother, Alex for several days at
his ranch near Orlando.
Once again, on July 1st, the sad journey had to be
repeated due to the death of Alex's wife, Martha. This
time, we both drove over. I had a late night telephone
visit with our former Morgan Avenue neighbor, Ellie
Husum, when we stayed at Tallahassee overnight on the
way over.


Greeting from Kentucky! Nancy (Walker) and Keith
Belz are hoping to be reassigned to Panama with the U.S.
Army. Nancy's parents, Willys and Priscilla Walker are
still living on the Pacific side. They have been down there
for more than 26 years. We hope to visit them with a
three-year tour in the Army.
We have met many people that either grew up in the
Zone or have served military time in Panama. It seems
like a small world!
We are trying to find a friend of ours from Panama.
Do you have a column of lost friends from Panama? If
you do could you use one? We have been looking for
Marylou Morrison, a BHS'75 grad. (Ed: Secretary has
already given you her address).


Also, I would like to ask if anyone might have an
extra 1975 BHS Yearbook for sale. I do not have one at
this time. We also had a burglary a few years ago and
one of the things stolen as Nancy's class ring. Who would
I contact about getting another one. (Ed: Write to Balboa
High School, DODDS Panama Region, APO Miami, FL
Keith and Nancy Belz (Walker)
Fort Knox, KY


Fall has certainly come to Maryland. Along with the
change of seasons we have had some wonderful visitors
from our Panama days.
Donald Humphrey drove up from Florida the end of
September. He and Geoff had a good time going out on
the boat, down the Severn River. Did our tour of
Annapolis, which we always like to do.

Donald Humphrey and Geoff Cowell after boating.
Then Ellen (Clute) and Ted Starkey came by on
their way to New York. They had flown in from Seattle
and were having a wonderful trip.

LeMoyne and Dolores (Wheeler) Hall

Finally, Dolores (Wheeler) and LeMoyne Hall were
here for several days. Their son, Gary, is now a junior at
Georgetown. We always have a really good time. That's
the additional advantage all of us former Zonians seem
to have.

Living half-way between Washington and Baltimore
certainly has its perks for us. We love having company!

Our youngest son, Douglas is finishing up Army
Officers Basic at Ft. Benning and heading for the
Georgia mountains for Ranger training. He made the
Commandant's List and is very happy with his career.
Our oldest son, Michael, is a mortgage banker in Irvine,
California. Continues to do fine in his career.
We all plan on having a wonderful family Christmas
here in Maryland and hope everyone has a wonderful
holiday too!
Eileen and Geoff Cowell
Severna Pak, MD.

July 4, 1991, Vineland, N.J.

As the family had not gotten together for the past 23
years, with some of the cousins, nephews and neices
having never met, the Marquard reunion began the
planning stages as far back as Christmas. After many
phone calls, preparations, etc. the family began to
migrate towards Vineland, NJ, visiting friends all along
the way. The reunion finally got underway at 2:00 p.m. on
July 4, 1991.
There was Horseshoes, Badminton, Volley Ball. Lots
of laughing about days at CHS and all the fun at school.
There was a great buffet lunch, and all kinds of food to
eat. Later in the afternoon, all the Marquards had a call
from their sister Catherine, in Olean, NY, who was
unable to attend, being ill, which gave all the family a
chance to talk to her.
All the fun continued until sundown, then one by
one, all started back to their hotel after saying goodbye
and thanking Debbie Finch, Desiree and Danny Farside
for starting the whole thing and for a wonderful time.

Back row L-R: Millie, Joe, Robbie, Alec, Helen,
Laureen, Josephine, Ed, Joe, Billie, Bobby, Beverly,
Molly Jean, Cheryl, John S., Jim, Elise, Shirley,
Robin. Front, L-R: Beverly, Carol, Desiree, Bootsie,
Jeannette, Debbie, Matthew, John P., Dorothy,
Danny, Eleanor, John M., Marian, Sandy, Tara.

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The Marquard couples, L-R: Robbie and Eleanor,
Bootsie and Joe, Bobby and Jean, George and
Helen, Joe and Dorothy, Allan and Millie, Shirley
and Jeannette.

Each morning all would meet at the hotel and
breakfast together. Saturday, some went to Atlantic City -
a few had luck at the casinos. Then one by one they all
started to get ready to go back home, hating to leave one
another since they all had such a wonderful time. They
all agreed not to wait so long to get together again.


The first annual Central Florida Zonian Picnic was
held at the Lake Ariana Beach Clubhouse on beautiful
Lake Ariana in Auburndale, Florida on October 19. The
event was coordinated by Ed Wardlow, Vicki Sizemore
and Ed and Aloha Baumbach.
A great time was had by all, the food was wonderful
and the weather perfect! Door prizes were provided by
Aloha Baumbach who had made ceramic mugs decorated
with various Canal Zone logos.
If you missed this fun-filled event in beautiful
Auburndale, make sure to make plans to attend next

Attendees at the First Annual Central Florida Zonian

Those attending the event were Ed and Aloha
Baumbach, Ed Wardlow and Vicki Sizemore, Lucky
Summers, Rupert Turner, Betty Frassrand, Stephania
Bradshaw (Ed and Vicki's houseguest), Charlie and
Jacque Vowell and children Casey and Kye, Jack and
Dorothy Chase, Ken and Bitsy Atkinson, J.W. and Lisa
Hunt, Betty Yerxa, Barbara Horton, Monroe Phillips,
Maj-Britt and Taylor Spurlock, Bill and Jean Muller,
Ursula Dewey, Nancy Holcroft, Jennifer Holcroft, Nancy
and Bob Van Siclen, Bonny and Dick Parthenais.


Believe it, this is not the entire Scott clan. There are
three generations of the George Y. Scott family, and this
is just a few of us getting together in New Jersey to
welcome Geoff home from "Operation Desert Storm."

Part of the Scott clan, welcoming Geoff back from
"Operation Desert Storm."
George Jr. (BHS'47 and CJC'49) was there from
Pennsylvania with wife Dorothy (Curundu); Florence
(BHS'50); Bert and Chip (BHS'69) all from North
Plainfield, New Jersey; Bruce (BHS'70) from the Canal
area; Geoff from Fort Hood, Texas with his wife Gloria
(LaMaestra) (BHS'71) were all together with their
respective families at Chip's home in North Plainfield.
It's been a long time since so many of us have been
together for such a happy time.

Florence A. Scott
North Plainfield, NJ


Dear Pat:
It has been a long time since I wrote you, and did
not see you at the Reunion this year, because we were
only there on Thursday. But we did go to the Carnavalito
in February 1991, held at a hotel in St. Petersburg,
Florida. Lucho played and it was really a great dinner-
dance. Thanks to all who worked on that. We also plan
to go to the 1st annual picnic at Lake Ariana in Florida,
19 October, 1991. Ed Wardlow and his gang are putting
that on.

-r. J ,- W 4

Maj-Britt Spurlock with Lucho at the 1991 Carnavalito
in St. Petersburg.

We are going to spend Christmas in Panama with
our daughters Sheila and Jane and their families. George
and Nancy still live in Miramar and are doing fine. Their
son Sam graduated from the University of Southern
Florida in May and is now teaching full-time at a high
school in Orlando. He is coaching girl's volleyball, and
will coach basketball later in the season.
Taylor was in Alaska for 6 weeks and came home
with a few nuggets and gold dust.

Taylor Spurlock in Alaska after panning for "a little
gold." Looks like he did just fine.

I was in Panama during April-May with the girls and
grandkids. It was very hot and rainy, but I had a good
time. The place is not the same to say the least. I was in
Panama a whole month and did not dance once.
All of our grandkids are doing fine, including Ashley,
who just had her 4th birthday.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year. Greetings from Maj-Britt and Taylor
Spurlock, kids and grandkids, plus Oscar and Pelle, our
two Panama parrots (30 and 27 years old).

Maj-Britt and Taylor Spurlock
Northport, FL.


A few weeks ago during the regular Monday
afternoon Society Bowling Group's matches, Dick Beall
managed to bowl three games beating President Bob Van
Siclen in all three games.

Jane Huldtquist presents trophy to Dick Beall as his
mother, Elizabeth Beall and the defeated Bob Van
Siclen looks on.

The following Monday, Dick was presented a small
trophy by Jane Huldtquist, member of the group, noting
him as "Champ," having whipped the president three
times something the rest of the bowlers have been
wanting to do for a long time.
Dick is the son of Elizabeth Beall of Largo and
Richard (Pat) Beall of Clearwater, Florida.


It was July, 1913 when I arrived to visit my cousins,
the Dick Laughlin family, who at that time lived on
Colon Beach, Panama. Shortly after I arrived, they moved
to Ancon, as Dick, having the greatest seniority as a
railroad engineer was assigned to the Panama Railroad
passenger train from Panama City to Colon.
I decided to stay and was given a job as a checker at
the old Balboa Commissary, down in front of the
Administration Building. My job was bagging name (yam)
and bacalao (salted codfish). After a week or so, I was

transferred to the new commissary at Ancon where I
remained as clerk in the Tobacco and Candy
Department. At times I would go over the Administration
Building to pinch-hit for the operator of the Tobacco and
Candy counter there.
On August 15, 1914 as a member of the Laughlin
family, I crossed the Isthmus on the train from Panama
City to Cristobal and boarded the S.S. Ancon in Cristobal
and was a passenger on the first ship through the Canal.


C.L. (Roy) Leeser Jr., with his father, C.L. Leeser Sr.
who is 91 years old and resides in a nursing home in La
Porte, Texas.

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Eugene J. McGuirk and his wife, Julia.
I left the Canal to come home to Biloxi, Mississippi
in January, 1916. The following year, 1917, I joined the
U.S. Army Air Corps and served for the duration.
I am sending the above information with the thought
that I may be one of the oldest living ex-Canal
Eugene J. McGuirk
Winter Park, Florida.

(Ed: Sorry, Mack, 101 years is the oldest, but you are in
the top 20)


I am enclosing a
picture of my
granddaughters, Laura and "
Jennifer standing under the
Alaskan Pipeline. I went to
Fairbanks to visit son Joe
and my daughter-in-law
Suzanne. It was a wonderful
experience and Alaska is
very beautiful.
Joe is a Major in the
Army and will be there for
another year. I flew back to
Connecticut to meet Paul
and spend some days with
family and then drove back.

Li Rozmeski
Lutz, FL

C.L. (Roy) Leeser Jr., with his father C.L. Leeser, Sr.
Mr. Leeser Sr. has received letters from both
President Reagan and President Bush.


The three daughters of John and lone Hayden visited
Panama in June after being gone for 40 years.

L-R: Phyllis Larson (Hayden), Barbara
(Hayden, and Janice Porter (Hayden).


Phyllis, Barbara and Janice and their spouses of
course, saw lots of changes but were able to find their
way to the old places they used to go especially around
Diablo where they lived for most of their years in the
Canal Zone (1940-1950).
John Hayden worked at the Motor Transportation

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On a trip to the Northwest, we stopped at the home
of Hank and Mikki Thompson in Harrison, Arkansas.
Several days later we stopped at Jim Byrd's home in
Masonville, Colorado.


Diamond City, Arkansas, 9/91, Standing L-R: Lloyd
Kent, Dick King, Hank and Mikki Thompson. Seated
L-R: Joanna King, Bea Williams.

Byrd's house, Colorado 9/91, standing L-R: Jimmy
Young, Lloyd Kent, Buckeye Swearingen, Jim Byrd,
Richard Byrd, Raymond Byrd. Seated L-R: Jo Kent,
Mary Young, Hanna Byrd, Bette Swearingen.
Then on to Washington with Jim and Mary Young to
Camano Island.
Returned alone through North Carolina.
A six-week vacation well enjoyed with old friends.

Jo and Lloyd Kent
Boca Raton, Florida

M/M William Muller, M/M Rene Conlan, M/M Elmer
Stevens, M/M Walter Brukut (Ila Kroll) M/M Ralph
Amato, M/M Edwin Jones, M/M Edgar Daggett, M/M
Harry Pearl, Kenneth Pearl, Irene Bissell, Ivan Jenkins,
Bob "Pappy" Grier, William Moore, Ed Mack, Del
Swafford, Edith Stiebritz, Mary Hare, Mildred Clark
(Abreu), George Booth, May Coplan.

Submitted by Harry Pearl.


Both Tochterman boys are living in Europe, Gary
with his company on a two-year assignment in
Manchester, England; while Steve is assigned to the
American Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.

L-R: Steve Tochterman (BHS'75), George
Tochterman (CZPolice ret), Arlene McKeown
Tochterman (BHS'51), Mary Kellerher Tochterman
(BHS'78), Sue Cross Tochterman (BHS'73) Gary
Tochterman (BHS'73) with children Kimberly, Loren,
Andrea and Robert.

Their parents spent a month visiting over there last
November and seven weeks again in May and June. All
the family will be together for Christmas in Europe.


The Fall Luncheon of the Ocala Branch of the
Panama Canal Society, which was held October 1, 1991
at the Holiday House in Ocala, Florida was a success.
Forty six former Zonians attended some came from as
far as California (the Conlans) and Texas ("Pappy
The Spring gathering will be held on the first
Tuesday of April 1992 (Apr. 7). The site will be
announced later.
Those attending were: M/M Eddie Goodrich, M/M
Ed Malin, M/M Wayne Henderson, M/M Woody Foster,
M/M Ralph Curies, M/M Jim Cullen, M/M Frank Lee,
M/M Wes "Red" Townsend, M/M Richard McConaughy,


After a 13-year absence from the sport of auto
racing, Ed Wardlow competed in an Autocross sponsored
by the Central Florida Chapter of the Sports Car Club of
America on September 19 at the University of Central
Florida in Orlando.
Ed was one of the original members of the Isthmian
Auto Sport Association which was founded in the Canal
Zone in 1962. He was President of the Association in
1971 and was named Driver of the Year in 1969.
Also attending the event in Orlando was Ed's own
cheering section consisting of Lucky Summers, Chris
Skeie and Bob Hanna. Though the guys felt Ed was
somewhat restricted by the car he drove (wife Vicki
Sizemore's VW), they agreed his driving skills were just
as sharp as ever!


Mary Sharp (BHS'67), and husband Capt. Gordon E.
Kauffman, and four children, Anne, Earl, Michelle, and
Joshua were the guests of Frances (Violette) and Roy
Sharp of Sun City Center, Florida, for two weeks as they
transferred from Puerto Rico to Statan Island, New

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Ed Wardlow competes in an autocross at the
University of Central Florida.
While at the event, the guys were surprised to
discover that one of the other drivers, Mark Shear, is a
former Zonian whose brother Dave used to race
motorcycles in the Canal Zone. Just goes to show the
Mouse's House isn't the only place in Orlando where "it's
a small world after all."


Robert Arthur
Staneszewski, born in
Coco Solo Hospital
attended schools in
Margarita and Curundu and
is currently a student at St.
Petersburg Junior College,
Clearwater, Florida.
Like his sister, (See
Diane Staneszewski
Commissioned, in
Congratulations column)
Robert joined the U.S.
Robt. A. Staneszewski Coast Guard Reserves and
completed his service
training in May, 1991.
The Staneszewski's reside at 190 Woodridge Circle,
Oldsmar, Florida.

Back L-R: Roy Sharp, Jean Violette, Joshua
Kauffman, Ed Kauffman, Mary (Sharp) Kauffman.
Front L-R: Frances V. Sharp, Bill Violette, Anne
Kauffman, Michelle Kauffman, Earl Kauffman.
Busch Gardens and Cape Canaveral were some of
the pleasure trips as well as shopping for some warmer
clothing before they headed north.
Before assuming his new duties, Ed will attend school
in the Washington, D.C. area and the family plans to take
advantage of the opportunity to go sight-seeing.

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By John F. Campbell, Master Mariner

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the opening of the
Panama Canal to commercial shipping comes on 15
August 1964. As early as this date the Panama Canal
Company's administrator and officials are laying the
groundwork to mark this momentous occasion. Major
General Robert J. Fleming Jr., the incumbent Canal
Zone Governor and President of the Panama Canal
Company, whose tenure of office will span the event, has
already begun to lay plans which will culminate in a
dignified semi-centennial celebration.
A special committee
has been appointed by the
Governor/President to study
the design and desirability
of having a commemorative
medal struck off. (Captain
SFrank V. Kerley, chairman).
Also, other ways and means
S to express the importance of
the affair are presently
under discussion. This early
planning is indicative of a
successful program.
However, the celebration
would not be complete
without reference to the
memory of Captain John A.
Constantine. He was the
S first pilot to be appointed by
the Panama Canal, and he
conned the S.S. Ancon from
the Atlantic to the Pacific
Ocean via the Panama
Canal on opening day.
From all accounts 15
August 1914, and the
evening previous, found the
Canal Zone's atmosphere
permeated wit an air of
excitement. There had also
been a feeling of pressing urgency on board the Ancon
the preceding few days. Last minute preparations were
being made. The vessel's master, Captain G.E. Sukeforth
and his officers -supervised a multitude of details, and
the ship was given still another scrubbing to ready her for
the distinguished guests that had been invited to make
the first transit on opening day.
Two hundred courtesy passengers boarded theAncon
early on 15 August 1914. Some noted citizens of the
United States and Panama making the transit were
Colonel George W. Goethals, Chief Engineer of the
Panama Canal and Canal Zone Governor, (other sources

claim that Col. Goethals followed the vessel by railroad
in his private car called the "Yellow Peril); Bellisario
Porras, Panama's President, and members of his cabinet;
members of the diplomatic corps; high ranking officers of
the Army garrisoned in the Canal Zone, and all of their
ladies numbered among the guests.
Discernible in the early morning light on opening
day was the gaily rigged bunting of theAncon as she laid
alongside her berth. From truck to rail the flags of all
nations were hauled to the wind to mark the international
aspect of the occasion. Shortly before the vessel left its
berth a mariner of not overwhelming stature or bearing
made his appearance onAncon's bridge deck. During the
tumult and excitement that prevailed he went unnoticed.
Not many, perhaps only those connected with the vessel's
operation, knew that the nondescript mariner who stood
holding a mug of hot coffee in one hand, and gently
stroking his long handle-bar moustache with the other,
was the Panama Canal pilot. Without fanfare he had
boarded the vessel late the night before and 'turned in.'
At 0710 on 15 August 1914 this 'quiet mild-mannered
man' with a mug of coffee which (if those who knew him
are correct) was laced with something stronger than
cream gave the order to let go all lines. Thus did
Captain John Constantine start Ancon on its epic transit.
Who was this pilot this Greek immigrant with the
long moustache who had adopted the United States as
his new country? Why was this 'quiet mild-mannered
man' chosen to shoulder such responsibility? How did he
come to be standing in the midst of such distinguished
company that historic morning to conn the first vessel
on opening day?
Many myths and misconceptions are prevalent
concerning the life of Captain John Constantine. Among
other things he was thought to have been granted his
American citizenship by a special Act of Congress; he
was said to have secretly piloted vessels around Cuban
waters for the American government during the Spanish
American War. Plagiarized newspaper accounts have also
done much to make his life legendary. His government
personal file is replete with conflicting biographical data,
and redundant in the superficial information that is
accumulated in the day to day life of a government
employee. Captain Constantine has also helped to create
confusion by being inconsistent in supplying accurate
information concerning his own background.
Following will be an outline on the life and
accomplishments of Captain Constantine. This
biographical data was culled from meager sources. His
government personal file, now deposited at the Federal
Records Center, St. Louis, Missouri, was the primary
source. Other secondary sources used were the local
(Panama American, Star & Herald, Panama Star) and
New York newspapers, Canal Record, Panama Canal
Review, and accounts related to me by a few 'Old Timers'
still living that remember him.
Captain Constantine was one of the most colorful
personalities to grace the Isthmian scene during the latter

part of the nineteenth century, and well into the first half
of the present century. He was known to the ship-masters
whose vessels plied the Panama Canal as Captain "John."
To those comprising the small Greek colony in Panama
he was affectionately known as Captain "Nikitas." His skill
as a ship handler and his exhilarating personality was
widely known around the world wherever shipmasters
were prone to gather to swap tales or 'drop anchors.' He
was perhaps the first and only ship pilot to be honored by
having the American government name one of its vessels
after him when in 1943 the U.S. Maritime Commission
named a Liberty ship John Constantine (in keeping with
the naming of Liberty ships after distinguished deceased
Like all Federal employees then and now, Captain
Constantine was required at frequent intervals to fill out
'Information Slips.' Those who are familiar with Federal
employment already know, unless a master copy is
retained, those 'slips' tend to vary in the biographical or
pre-employment history of the compiler each time they
are filled in. The discrepancies in such official papers are
perhaps more outstanding in the employment records of
mariners than those engaged in other more stable
occupations. Also, Federal records then, or the
employee's pre-employment history was not as critical
three quarters of a century ago as it is in the present era
of a security conscious government.
When engaged in research, and using documents that
rebut each other in biographical, historical and
chronological facts, which is the case in this instance, it
becomes difficult to define truths. In attempting to weave
Captain Constantine's life into an orderly pattern, it was
discovered that the shuttle of time had parted many
threads. I became discouraged in first attempts to
arrange his life in any semblance of order. Each
information Slip' that Captain Constantine would fill in
gave a different time and place of birth even
What was the reason for the confusion in his life?
What, if anything, was he trying to keep in the
background? To put all of the pieces of this puzzle in
their proper place more than a century after his birth -
especially when he was not willing that the issues be clear
admittedly calls for a certain amount of conjecture. In
order to eliminate some of the many conflicts in
biographical details, it is briefly stated: that when a
government pension was not in the offing, Captain
Constantine professed to have been born in Zeras,
Greece, on 10 July 1849. However, when a government
pension became an issue, he claimed to have been born
on 5 November 1859.
Two subsequent and unforseen events occurred
which were to call for a close examination of his personal
file, and the establishment of a correct date of birth: the
first inquiry was brought about by the active participation
of the United States in World War I. At that time the
personal life of all civil servants came under closer than
usual scrutiny. This information concerning his place and
date of birth again became an issue in 1926 when
advancing age, failing health, and the Civil Service Retire-
ment Act became factors that were forcing Captain
Constantine into retirement.
In 1917 when the captain's dossier was first laid upon
the table for a closer examination, it proved to be lacking
his naturalization papers. When questioned as to the
where-abouts of those important documents, he claimed

to have lost them in a house fire in Seattle in 1891. Well,
then, could he not get a copy from the Courts in the city
that had the originals on file? No, he could not why
not? Because the original records were at San Francisco.
Well ---. The San Francisco earthquake, and the
holocaust that followed on 18 April 1906 had destroyed
the Court records! Was this second conflagration mere
coincidence? Was it a convenience? An examination of is
personal file in 1962 failed to turn up these papers, but
there are several letters extant concerning the matter.
The first letter states in part,'...aA question has arisen in
this office (the Panama Canal) as to the citizenship of
Mr. John Constantine, a pilot in the Panama Canal
service....' Another letter several months later stated that,
'...On February 4, 1918 his naturalization papers were
restored in the records...' Yet there are no papers in his
personal file today to indicate what kind of proof he
furnished the authorities to warrant their reissuing the
papers that 'were restored in the records.' Furthermore,
his personal file does not contain a copy of his
naturalization papers that were supposedly restored!
In 1926 Civil Service Regulations and Captain
Constantine's age became factors for considering him for
retirement. His file was laid upon the table, and again
opened for inspection. It showed, among other things that
the Panama Canal at this late date was still without
documents to prove his age! He asked the Company if a
baptismal record would suffice for proof. They agreed
that it would, and Captain Constantine sent a letter off to
Greece. With quick dispatch, a baptismal record arrived,
and a letter in his file states in part, ....'There is returned
herewith your baptismal certificate....showing you were
born November 5, 1859, a translation (from Greek) of
the same having been placed on your personal file, in this
office. You are informed that this date has been accepted
as the correct date of your birth and the records changed
accordingly...' A copy of this translated document is also
missing from his personal file! Why the Panama Canal
never raised the point of the missing naturalization
papers again in 1926 remains a mystery. As is known,
naturalization papers are granted only after unquestioned
bona fide evidence is produced by the petitioner. In
retrospect, I suppose that if the Company had pressed
the issue its only concrete result would have been to
satisfy this writers curiosity. However, Captain 'John' was
again able to evade the issue.
Such are a few of the many confusing points that
came to light when I recently examined the personal file
of Captain John Constantine. Basically, there is one main
fact that may perhaps never be cleared up to the
satisfaction of all, and that is the question of his correct
age. Was he born in 1849 or was it 1859? His clouding
that point has naturally resulted in two completely
different pre-employment histories. For example: prior to
1917 he claimed to have worked for the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company, for the first period, between 1863-
1873 and again in 1887-1905. In a later record the same
two periods of employment with Pacific Mail were
claimed to have occurred in the years 1873-1883 and
To cite another example: An early employment
record indicates that his service with the French during
the construction of the waterway was between the years
1882-1887. In a later record he states that his
employment was in 1891-1898. Captain Constantine
distorts the picture even more by claiming at one time he

worked for the 'French Canal Company' and at another
for the 'Canal Oceanic.'
As the French were either engaged in the
construction of the Panama Canal, or, held the franchise
to build the Canal from 1880 to 1904, it makes
establishing his correct service dates during this period
difficult. But this is especially so since the original French
company went into bankruptcy, and was reorganized
several times under different names. The original
company was called Compagnie Universelle du Canal
Interoceanique de Panama (1880-1888). They were
succeeded by Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama
Why did Captain Constantine go to such great
lengths to conceal the time date of this birth? It is
conjecture but he did not want to retire. In 1928 the
Panama Canal records show that he was sixty-nine years
old (he was actually seventy-nine). Even then, that was
seven years in excess of the normal retirement age of
sixty-two. In a letter from the Captain of the Port,
Cristobal, to the Marine Director, Captain Constantine's
long years of faithful attention to duty were outlined, and
a recommendation that he be retained in active service
was made.
The recommendation was approved.
There were several valid, if not humanitarian
considerations for granting Captain Constantine's request,
and the Captain of the Port's recommendation for an
extension of service. Although many years of service was
accrued on the Isthmus, directly related to the
construction of the Panama Canal, only his government
service was accredited for retirement. Even though he
had worked for the Panama Railroad Company as a
'Captain and Pilot' for eight years, this service could not
be counted. The reason for this I discovered to be rather
complicated: prior to the Panama Canal Act of 24 August
1912, employment with the Panama Canal Company, for
retirement purposes, was not considered to have been
government service. However, when the Panama Canal
Act was put into force by an Executive Order signed on
12 February 1914, it directed that as of the close of
business on 31 March 1914 the Panama Railroad
Company was to come under the same Act. Although
after that date the Panama Railroad Company did come
under the direction of the President of the Panama
Canal, through the Department of Operation and
Maintenance, it retained its entity as a corporation. This,
then, had put the captain in a position where he could
not accrue the fifteen years service required for a Federal
pension until 17 June 1928.
Other things also have to be taken into account when
one has to resort to surmise concerning the life of
another man, and what may have been the causations for
a particular line of his reasoning. Some of the factors
that have been evaluated were: That in 1928-1930, when
a dollar was worth exactly one hundred cants, Captain
Constantine's salary as a Panama Canal pilot was $416.67
per month. If he were forced into retirement, as he
finally was in 1930, his pension which he never lived to
collect would have been $48 per month! Also, what
family the captain did have was in Panama. He had built
a retirement home on 9th Street in Colon; he had been
assigned, since 1925, exclusively to harbor duty in the
terminal port of Cristobal there was no night harbor
movements then. All in all, things were good. These were

all over-powerings of inducements to remain active; to
assert that he was a younger man than he had originally
claimed to be. This is especially so when all that it
required was to write to Greece for a document that can
only be considered dubious.
Having gone this far, it must be apparent to the
reader that not only is Captain Constantine's life a
legendary one, but it is replete with disparity. It has also
been mentioned that many of the documents that would
go far in throwing light on the matter are missing from
his personal file perhaps not even extant. Therefore, in
order to assist the reader through a maze of
inconsistencies, and distorted facts, and to give the
narrative some form of continuity, it has been decided to
outline the captain's life as it has been accepted by the
Panama Canal. Where legends cannot be proved or
disapproved they will not, then, be brought into the story.
Where recent research has, in the writer's opinion,
established authentic dates, these will appear in brackets
immediately following either those established by
legendary accounts, or those accepted by the Panama
Canal for retirement purposes. Where such method does
not make a moot point clear, footnotes or parenthetical
phrases will be used. As almost all records are in
agreement after 1905, this system will not be necessary
after that date.
To begin with: there are only two important records
extant that establishes the date of the captain's birth.
They are given here now so that the reader may compare
them with other facts presented later, and thus be in a
better position to weigh the evidence for his own
evaluation as the story unfolds.
First is a record of his employment prior to 1906
which is now a part of his personal file. It was evidently
dictated to a Panama Railroad Company clerk, but it is
signed by 'John Constantino' on 13 February 1906. The
second is a short autobiography written for the Society of
The Chagres in 1911. Captain Constantine was a charter
member of that society. Both the pre-employment history
and sketch agree in fact and chronology. Both citations
were authored by the captain whose intelligence level at
the time was summed up by a learned U.S. Circuit Court
judge as being 'an educated man of mature years.' Both
records prove, by statement, that he was born on 10 July
1949 not 5 November 1859

1906 Employment Record

Born: Zeras, Greece July 10, 1849
Graduated Public School of Athens 1863
Pacific Mail Steamship Company 1863-1873
Union Pacific 1873-1881
French Canal Company 1882-1887
Pacific Mail Steamship Company 1887-1905

(To be continued)


By Susan K. Stabler

Twenty years ago, in the fall issue of the Panama
Canal Review, Robert L. Austin wrote, "The picks and
dredges and the army of rough and tumble diggers have
long been silenced. But their ghostly presence somehow
can be felt as one looks over the remnants of the old
French canal."
That may be so, but so much have the French canal
excavations become part of the everyday scene on the
Isthmus that many people simply don't notice them or
even realize what they are looking at when they do. Near
Balboa and in Gaillard Cut, the French work forms part
of the present Canal and so it is not discernible. And
even on the Atlantic side, where the French excavations
are readily visible, many do not recognize them.
Two well-known landmarks in Gaillard Cut,
Contractor's Hill and Gold Hill, got their names from the
French. The high hill on the western slope became
known as Contractor's Hill because of the many different
contractors laboring away on it. Gold Hill, directly across
from Contractor's Hill on the eastern side of the cut, was
so named during French construction days because
company officials had been told the mountain was full of
gold and that the ore from it alone would be worth more
than the total cost of the canal construction.
It is important to note that the French canal
construction actually consisted of three main excavations
the ship canal itself; West Diversion, a small channel
draining water west of the Chagres River; and East
Diversion, which drains water east of the Chagres into
Manzanillo Bay.
During the American construction, West Diversion
was kept open as a temporary channel for the Chagres
River until the spillway sill was completed in Gatun and
the river was dammed in 1910.
East Diversion, a small drainage channel dug by the
French in the early 1880s, was not used after 1914. Now
largely hidden by jungle and mangrove growth, its lazy
course can be seen by anyone driving to Gatun or Fort
Davis from Margarita, Coco Solo or Ciudad Arco Iris.
Many people mistake it for the French ship canal and
others consider it simply a jungle river. It was East
Diversion that flooded a few years ago, closing off the
road between Margarita and Fort Davis.

Serve as living legacy of
valiant struggle, sacrifice

Many Panama Canal Commission units are located
on the banks of the French ship canal on the Atlantic
side, including the Northern District Maintenance
Division headquarters, the Dredging Division's Atlantic
oil pollution control unit and the Industrial Division in
Mount Hope. In fact, the Industrial Division still uses a
dry dock built by the French in 1886 and enlarged by the
Panama Canal organization in 1933.
The first leg of the annual ocean-to-ocean Cayuco

Race runs its course for a short distance along the
French ship canal, beginning just north of the Panama
Canal Yacht Club in Cristobal and a channel the French
must have dreamed would one day play host to much
larger vessels.

"They stuck it out long beyond

any reasonable hope of success."

Though the French ultimately failed, they made
remarkable accomplishments for the time. Working
under unbearable conditions of rampant deadly disease
and impossible weather, they stuck it out long beyond any
reasonable hope of success at immense sacrifice in lives
and money.
They removed more than 4.5 million cubic yards of
spoil from the Atlantic area through excavations in the
ship canal, the diversions and the harbor. They completed
the Atlantic section almost as far as Bohio, eight miles
south of Gatun. Although the American Canal builders
chose a different channel route, they made temporary use
of existing French excavations.

The Industrial Division is one of many Panama Canal
Commission units located along the banks of what was
to have been the French Canal. Seen in the foreground
of the photo above is the division's tug and miter gate
repair facility.

The French canal's location adjacent to the proposed
lock site at Gatun made ideal for use as a boat slip.
Barges loaded with crushed rock from Portobello and
sand from Nombre de Dios were brought by sea to
Cristobal, then towed up the old channel to the cement
storage docks at the huge mixing plant at gatun. When
the locks were completed, the mixing plant was
dismantled and use of this part of the French canal was
discontinued. Some say that iron rails, well-claimed by
the jungle, still remain.
Every visitor to the Atlantic side's Fort Sherman or
Fort San Lorenzo crosses a portion of the old French

canal. About a mile to the north of Gatun Locks, a long,
bright yellow concrete bridge spans a portion of the
narrow French waterway. If you stop on the bridge and
look down the little channel to the east, you can see the
Panama Canal just a short distance away, its waters
mingling with those of the old French channel. Large
ships arriving at or leaving Gatun Locks glide past that
spot regularly, their wakes a gentle pattern of breaking
waves that seem to mimic, in a way, the often discernible
ripple of what remains of the French canal effort.
In "The Path Between the Seas," David McCullough
summarizes the French failure, saying simply, "The
strategy did not suit the battleground." Perhaps not, but
the struggle was valiant just the same.

The Panama Canal Spillway
April 26, 1991

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Toddy Lipzinski, Tom Sullivan, Ruth Conner
Warner, Macon Michaux, Joanne Flynn Farley,
Louie Lipsinski, Doris Pearl, Jean Geddes, Jean
Flynn Stough, Doris Conner, Mary Sullivan Young,
Margaret Sullivan McMillan. 1933. (Photo submitted
by Jean Flynn Stough).


Came across this photo of Kindergarten class of the Gatun gang circa 1929. Thought it might bring back a few fond
memories. I can still identify quite a few. Top row L-R: The lady with the baby I believe is our beloved G. Baxter. She
was not only our kindergarten teacher, she was Recreation Director from kindergarten through adolescense. She gave
so much of herself to all of us 6 days a week. She taught us to swim, bowl, act, dance, and socialize. Her voice was rough
and intimidating, especially when you got out of line, but her heart was big as all outdoors. Wherever she is I hope she
knows if she never got a medal for service above and beyond, she should have. Everyone knows we were called Canal
Zone brats, and we really earned that one. We were a handful for the best of all our teachers. Most of us in the picture
went from here through 12th grade together. Also in the top row are Virginia Naylor, Mildred Bramin, Hertha Hauss.
2nd row are: Mary Boyer, David Hollowell, Virginia Keenan, George Herman, Dick Egolf. 3rd row are: Buddy
Boyer, Roy Knoop, Edith Sharp, Gloria Ingram. 4th row are: Sonny Tufts, Thelma Thomas, Marjorie Keepers,
Marian King, Jean Ward, Anna May Starns. Front row: G. Naylor, Sue Herman.
Sorry, that's the best I can do. The only one I see who is active in the Society is David Hollowell. It always makes me
happy to read about anyone I knew, and David was always a good buddy. I left home to enter Nursing, but never forgot
about all my friends, and how great it was growing up in the Zone. We were very lucky and really had a good life. Hope
the picture brings back a memory or two for someone else. (Contributed by Marian King Sadowski).



Join us for our 50th reunion in Orlando, June 1992
in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society. We are
1. A river cruise and lunch on the St. John's River.
2. A dinner followed by Panama Canal Society
Eight classmates and spouses have already written.
We need you. Even if you can't attend, please tell us
about yourself; your spouse; your kids; your occupation;
favorite song from the 40s, and your address and phone
number. Mail NOW to Marjean (Metzger) Hang, 1379
N.E. Viola Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825.


Has it been 50 years? Let's plan a Reunion in
Orlando or in San Diego or "wherever" in 1992. We know
where some of you are, but need to get in touch with
ALL of you. We need current addresses. Send us your
name, address and phone number, plus names and
addresses of other classmates you know so we can get
started. When we get your address we will mail out a
questionnaire in hopes of putting together a roster of
classmates with current information. The following have
volunteered to help, please contact any one of them,
sending your name, address and phone number, plus any
others you know, and we'll get rollin'.

Kathleen (Boni) Moffitt
721 San Luis Road
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 526-9392

Margaret (Cauthers) Braun
3104 Little Creek Lane
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 780-5647

George Muller
1102 So. Peregrine P1.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 776-6116

Harry Chan
10800 Burnwood Drive
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-0573

Bonnie (Kleasner) Wilson
4754 Knollwood Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(904) 562-6952


The advance guard of the Reunion '93 committee
met in San Diego at the Panama Canal Society's annual
meeting and party. Ron Wanke, Isabelle Zemer Lively,
Joan Kenney Hoyt, Betty Chan Snow and Iras
Remington Gabryelewicz spent a working Saturday
making a tentative schedule for our class of '43 big
Fiftieth to be held in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society's September 1993 reunion in San Diego.
Plans include a class cocktail party and reception on
Wednesday, arrival night; tour of San Diego's Wild

Animal park on Thursday (or a tour of Southern
California's beautiful wine country tasters must be 21 -
your choice) followed by a private Class of '43 dinner
party; all day trip to Ensenada, Mexico (with a stop at
Rosarita Beach) on Friday wonderful chance to shop,
browse or sample margaritas at local cantinas; golf or
whatever you choose on Saturday maybe a harbor
cruise, trip to Old Town, bungee jumping, ballooning -
followed by the banquet and dance with the Panama
Canal Society on Saturday night; farewell brunch on
Sunday with the Pan Canal friends.
It will be a great reunion..come..everyone wants to
see YOU! Please contact Ernest Pierce, 6810 Ramsey
Place, Dayton, OH 45415-1459. with suggestions or ideas
and say, "YES, I'M COMING!!"
Joan Kenney Hoyt
432 Cedarhaven Way
Anaheim, CA 92807


We know who you are, and in a few instances where
you are. So Ellie and I are wondering how many of you
would like to attend a class reunion, and where, next
If you are interested in a '46 Class joint reunion at 46
years, or wait until our 50th. in four years, please fill out
the attached and send to: (BHS) Charlie Norris, 1653
Kidder Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533, or (CHS) Eleanor
(Williams) Dehl, P.O. Box 1715, Mill Valley, CA 94942.
We would like to know more about you and will
eventually have a follow-up letter in the future. Also
please advise how many names and addresses of
classmates you know. (See "Where Are You" column.)
Both Ellie (my first and current girl-friend, CHS'46,
Eleanor Williams then) and I will be at the West Coast
Reunion in September and hope to see many of you then.
-- - - ---

1. Are you interested in a joint class reunion in 1992?
2. Are you interested in a 50th joint class reunion in
1996? YES O NO [
3. Not at all interested? YES O NO ]
4. Would you rather have a separate class reunion?
5. Which class? BHS [ CHS O
Please use the back of this sheet to allow more room for a
reply. BHS GRADS send to: Charlie Norris, 1653 Kidder
Ave. Fairfield, CA 94533, CHS GRADS send to Eleanor
(Williams) Dehl, P.O. Box 1715, Mill Valley, CA 94942.



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A reunion in Portland, Maine, October 5-6, 1991.
We had such a good time in Portland, Oregon last year
we decided to try and make it an annual event. Please
contact Ruth Catherine (Taylor) Walker, 151 Scamman
Street, South Portland, Maine 04106, for details if
interested. Come see a Maine "leaf peeper" this fall.

now. We need all the addresses so we can find you all.
Start thinking now for the 1993 Florida Reunion. Where
are you? Please let us know. Also a small donation to
offset postage costs would be appreciated. Please see
"Where Are You" column for names we need addresses
for. Kathryn Molinaro Taylor, 4909 Mt. Almagosa Drive,
San Diego, CA 92111.

CHS CLASSES OF 1949 and 1950

1992 Reunion: Orlando, Florida, June 1992. As
requested by many of you during our 1990 Reunion, a
follow-up is being planned to be held at the 1992 Panama
Canal Society reunion in Orlando.
A dinner is being planned for Thursday night
and for a Friday afternoon get-together. We have a better
idea how to maximize our short time together, and many
not there last year say they plan to attend in 1992.
Costs and exact dates will follow in the March
issue of the Canal Record. Be sure to RENEW YOUR
MEMBERSHIP in the Society in order to get reduced
rates at the hotel, and information regarding the reunion.
Your Class Reunion committee will be in touch
with those whose addresses are known to us. If you have
information of other classmates, please contact us. (See
"Where Are You?" column, this issue).


Sometime between June, 1991 and June, 1993, the
vast majority of us will hit FIFTY! Sorry girls, your
birthdates are in the yearbooks.
Our individual 30th class reunions, held this past
June PCSoF reunion, were great successes and well
attended. Of course, CHS had a much higher percentage
of attendees than did BHS, but whose counting?
There were many folks from both schools who
wanted to come in '90 but were unable. How about a
joint 50th birthday party during the 1992 PCSoF reunion?
Perhaps a bunch of us can get together at the '91
PCSoF reunion in Orlando, and start the ball rolling. If
the idea is of interest to you, please contact: Mike
McBride (CHS'60), 2370 Flamingo Dr. #202, Miami
Beach, FL 33141. (305) 672-9822.

Brian Albright
619 King Street, #310
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 252-9300


The CHS Class of 1952 and friends have scheduled
their 40th reunion dinner aboard the Grand Romance, a
St. John's riverboat, on Tuesday, June 16, 1992 from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. The total cost, including cruise, lunch, tax,
gratuity and chartered bus will be $44.98. The final cut-
off date is May 15.
A get-together with BHS is being planned as well
and details will be in the March Canal Record. For more
information please contact:

Martha Vickery
4725 S.E. Adams St.
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
(503) 659-1247

Keith Moumblow
2226 Stoney Road
Mishicot, WI 54228
(414) 755-2634

Anne Stapler LoFranco
2701 Goethals Road North
Staten Island, N.Y. 10303
(718) 761-9270

Nellie Holgerson
7973 Causeway Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(813) 345-5056


Plans are being made for a dinner/dance on June 18,
1992 in conjunction with the Annual Panama Canal
Society of Florida Reunion.
The first newsletter has been sent out. If you did not
receive it, please send your address to us so that we can
forward the information to you.

Karen Schmidt Deming
1 Forest Creek Lane
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 798-4760

Ellen Wilson Anderson
PAC 74, P.O. Box 37301
Washington, D.C. 20013


We wanted to give you lots of time to save up your
sheckels...the celebration of the Thirtieth (30th)
Anniversary of the Graduation of the Balboa High School
Class of 1964 is tentatively scheduled to be held in San
Diego, California, the summer of 1994. Please keep in
touch if you are interested in attending. We would like
to keep our list updated so please send your name,
address and phone number (especially if you have
moved) to one of the following:


Lets get together and renew old acquaintances. Plan

Carole (Salonick) Barber
404 Marble Cove Way
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Jane (Holgerson) Thompson
476 East Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92714

J.E. Dorn Thomas
1809 Elmart Lane
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 745-1754 (home)
(804) 276-6322 (work)


The time has come to finally get the ball rolling for
our 20th reunion! A lot of classmates have already
volunteered to help with organizing what is going to be
the biggest if not the best class reunion ever to come
out of CHS. Patti Paine in Florida; Sherry (Coleman)
Cotolico in California; and "Houston Central" Debbie
(Boswell) Sanders, Kathy (Pursley) Tesmer, and myself.
To simplify things, we decided to use one address (mine)
where we'd like you to send your names, addresses and
phone numbers, as well as any other names of our
classmates you may know. Soon we will be mailing
questionnaires and newsletters. Any donations to defray
the cost of materials and postage will be greatly
appreciated. Thanks, and I'm looking forward to hearing
from you soon! Cathy (Carlisle) Weigle, 134 Moonridge
Dr., Houston, Texas 77015. (713) 453-6613.

You have a date in 1992!

Organization of our 20th class reunion is now in
progress, held in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society Reunion in Orlando, FL. Date is THURSDAY,
JUNE 18, 1992 at the Delta Orlando Resort. Cost is
$35.00 per person.
Many have responded it's looking great! Spread the
word, keep in touch. Continue to send names, addresses
and phone numbers. (We'll take money now too!) to one
listed below:

Kathy Barrere-Llorca
5931 Windover Drive
Orlando, Fl 32819
(407) 423-7782 (Work)

Patrick Grimison
PSC Box 416
FPO Miami, FL 34061
(507) 83-3830 (PANAMA)

David Sutherland
105 Teresa Lane
Merritt Island, Fl 32952
(407) 459-0879 (Home)
(407) 867-5597 (Work)

Mayra (Linares) Sietz
PSC Box 15
APO Miami, Fl 34002

BHS '77 FOR 1992 OUR 15th

LOOKING FOR: Members of our BHS Class of
'77. Planning fun and festivities for our June 1992 15th
anniversary reunion. We want you! Let us know where
you and other classmates are. Please send names and
addresses to Lori Snow, 1455 Rilla Circle, Lawrenceville,
GA 30243.


1992 Canal Zone Schools and DODDS Reunion
Friday June 19, 1992
All former Administrators and Teachers welcome!
For further information contact: Mary Ellen Horine, 300
Stadium Drive, Boone, NC 28607. (704) 262-2810.

Priscilla (Landrum) Brusich
1366 Ridgewood Dr.
Lilburn, GA 30247
(404) 925-4551

Dottie (Coleman) Whitlow
3024 Alberta Dr.
Marietta, GA 30062
(404) 565-3894

Mickey Harris
1208 Scenic View Dr.
Dothan, AL 36303
(205) 793-0690

Linda (Trimble) Ebersole
3544 Montreal Way
Tucker, GA 30084
(404) 493-4718

Karen (Newlon) and Jim Mullins
4436 Blue Bill Pass
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(904) 562-3049


The 1992 Poconos Reunion will be held from Friday
noon to Sunday noon September 11-13, 1992 at the Hill
Motor Lodge (Best Western), located at Exit 45 on 1-80
in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Reservation by phone at
(717) 629-1667. The rate for the weekend is $65 per
person (double occupancy) for two nights lodging and
two dinners (Friday and Saturday) at the Train Coach
Restaurant. A great time is guaranteed! If additional
information is needed call Billy Michaelsen, Reunion
Coordinator, between January and April (904) 683-0826.
After April (914) 271-3097.


Preliminary plans for our 10 year reunion are in the
works. The festivities are planned to be held in
conjunction with the Panama Canal Society of Florida
reunion. Please send us your names, addresses, and
phone numbers so that we may contact you. Anyone
with knowledge of the whereabouts of other classmates,
please send any information that would assist us.
Classmates who left the canal area before graduation and
early graduates are also welcome to attend the reunion
If you would like to help plan the reunion or have
any ideas, please contact one of the following:


The BHS-CHS Index provides a ready reference of
your friends and fellow alumni. It is organized by school
and class with an alphabetical index in the front. We
would like to include your information in the next issue.
To get a listing form, just send a self-addressed envelope
to Conrad S. Horine, 16136 Lassen St., Sepulveda, CA
There is no charge for your listing. The Canal
Record will announce publication of the new Index. Its
cost will be nominal.


1992 Reunion. Type of function Undecided.
Need information/Suggestions from Coaches, Players,
Coordinators, Cheerleaders, Friends, Opponents,
Sponsors. CONTACT: Dick Geyer, 135 Wedgewood
Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.


Has anyone any memories of gamboa or pictures to
share? I am compiling a factual and social history of
Gamboa and would like to contact anyone who has lived
in Gamboa. Write to Donna Gillis, PSC Box 926, APO
Miami, FL 34002.


WANTED: From class reunion chairpeisons, a copy,
please of your yearbook update or printed program as
distributed to class members at your get-togethers. We
are collecting them in the interest of future historical
research and preservation. Please send a copy to Patt
Roberson, 2801 Allen Court, Baker, Louisiana 70714.


The Hill Country Christmas Party will be held
December 14, 1991, at the Red Lion Hotel in Austin,
Texas. Reservations are required.
Notices for reservations will be mailed out in early
September. Contact the party committee if you wish to
attend and were not notified last year.
Committee members are: Thelma and Harry Chan
(512) 832-0573; Georgia Corin (512) 339-4342; Jack
Morton (512) 250-1182. Addresses are in the Canal
Record Directory.


If you have any old eye glasses that you don't know
what to do with, please send them to Patt Roberson,
2801 Allen Court, Baker, LA 70714. A group of area
opthalmologists make annual trips to Central America to
perform surgery and distribute eye glasses, where they
see about 13,000 patients, perform 700 cataract
operations and distribute 7,000 pairs of glasses. If you can
help, please do.


March 7, 1992
$12.00 per person

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2401 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232 921-7979 921-7970

The Sarasota Panama Canal Society of Florida
Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 7, 1992 at The
Fairways of Forest Lakes Country Club, at 2401 Beneva
Road, Sarasota.
Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m. with the
Luncheon/Meeting at 12:00 noon.
Chicken Baltimore will be served with your choice of
Beverage; Fresh Bread with whipped butter, Garden
Salad, Fresh Vegetable and Dessert.
Cost is $12.00 per person. Deadline for reservations
is Tuesday, March 3 1992, and for refunds is Wednesday
noon, March 4, 1992.
See Ya There.....
Sheila Taylor
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March 7, 1992
The Fairways, Forest Lakes Country Club
2401 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
Please make reservations at $12.00 each.

ITotal enclosed is:
Mail to, and make checks payable to: Panama Canal
:Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
:Seminole, FL 34642-4712.



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WHERE: Howard Johnson Hotel
(Old Ramada Inn)
3600 34th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

WHEN: February 7-8, 1992


SCHEDULE: Friday. February 7. 1992
Join us in the Lounge for a Happy
Hour especially for Carnavalito
Saturday. February 8. 1992
6:00 8:00 Coctel y hora de Socio
8:00 9:00 Comida
9:00 1:00 Baile con Lucho!
A short business meeting will be held during festivities
MENU: Salad Bar Selections
Vegetable and Fruit Salads
Sauteed Beef Tips
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Broiled Florida Fish
Chefs Selection of Vegetables and Rice
Fresh Rolls and Butter
Display of Desserts from Bake Shop
Coffee, Tea and Milk

WHO: Open to all members of the
Panama Canal Society and their guests
only! With Lucho playing for our
dancing pleasure, we can only
accommodate so many at our

PURPOSE: To preserve the fine art of
the Canal Zone camaraderie and to
celebrate our own Carnavalito!

Committee members:
Betty LeDoux Frassrand
Vicki Sizemore
Ed Wardlow
Jacque (Crowell) Vowell
Chris Skeie
Rupert Turner
Lucky Summers

(904) 567-1218
(813) 967-2106
(813) 967-2106
(904) 441-3645
(813) 973-0892

CARNAVALITO, February 7-8, 1992
MAIL TO: Howard Johnson Hotel
3600 34th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
SArrival Date: Departure Date__

Single Ouad: $50.00 (10% Tax on room rate)
Guarantee Reservation with one night's deposit.
Check enclosed: $ (Payable to Hotel)

Member's Signature_
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February 8, 1992
Howard Johnson Hotel
3600 34th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL.
Please make reservations at $27.50 each.

Total enclosed is: $

Mail to, and make checks payable to: Panama Canal
Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, FL 34642-4712.

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All ex-residents of Pedro Miguel should have
received the first mailing of the Pedro Miguel Reunion
by now. If you have not, it's because:
a. We don't have your address.
b. We have your old or incorrect address.
c. We are unaware that you are an ex-Pedro Miguel
A no-host luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June
18, 1992 at the Twin Towers Hotel, Orlando, Fla. in
conjunction with the annual Panama Canal Society
reunion. A bulletin board will be provided for those who
would like to share old photos. Our committee has no
authority to make room reservations or accept annual
dues for the Panama Canal Society, so be advised all we
are responsible for is the luncheon. The March edition of
the Canal Record will include a reservation coupon for
the luncheon. We will also have a mailing to provide
reservation coupons in March.
Our mailing list now totals approximately 370 names
and any donation to help defray postage costs would be
greatly appreciated! To those who have already provided
a donation, THANKS!
All indications suggest a great turn-out, so please
plan to attend. Our committee members are printed
below should you need to contact us:


Created amd maintained by David C. Thatcher, Jr.,
Orleans/France '62. OSCAR is an acronym for
REGISTRY. This highly unique, specially developed
computer service for overseas alumni groups and reunion
committees provides support for mailing lists, directories
and mailing services at cost. Additional data-based
services are also available, Write OSCAR, P.O. Box 7763,
Washington, D.C., 20044 (Tel: 202-362-4756.
To Class Reunion Committees: This may be a source
of addresses for those in the military who attended CHS
and BHS.

Publisher and Editor: Joe Condrill, P.O. Box 29805,
San Antonio, Texas 78229. (512) 349-1394.
This organization publishes a magazine called
"Overseas Brats" which provides free publicity in their
magazine and they mail out press releases about their
search for all overseas alumni. Another good place to
find your missing military based classmates. Give Joe a
call to find out more about his organization.

Anne (Edwards) Hale
101 Waterwood Drive
Yalaha, FL 34797
(904) 324-3406

Helen (Edwards) Magan
914 Alexander Circle
Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 544-2845

Wilma (Wickens) Kennerd
P.O. Box 6841
Dothan, AL 36302
(205) 793-4073

Ginger (Coffey) Young
1220 John Anderson Dr.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
(904) 441-1858

JANUARY 25, 1992
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Send all ads and checks to the Editor, 8050
eminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642-
712. Make checks payable to: Panama Canal
Society of Florida. Ads accepted from members
only. There are no Commercial rates available.


Approx 3 1/2" x 1" (1/20th page,) $4.00; 1/10
page (business card size) $8.00; 1/5 page $16.00;
1/4 page $20.00; Half page $40.00; full page
$80.00. Page size is 7" wide, 10" deep.

FOR SALE: Double lot at Cape Coral. Fast developing
area off 1-75. $6,000. Contact: William J. Kuntz, 2705
Dippen Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15226. (412) 881-7927.

WANTED PARAKEETS: The Balboa High School
newspaper. Wanted to borrow or buy the Parakeets of
1938, 1939 and 1940. I will trade for the Parakeets of
1941, 1942 and 1943. They are hilarious and at times
bring a tear to one's eye. Call me (512) 755-4395 or
write Jeanne (Flynn) Stough, 8618 Bold Forbes, Fair
Oaks Ranch, Texas 78006.

4, 1953; July 3, 1959; February 1965; November 1966, and
Fall, 1972. Call after work at (813) 461-1377, or write Pat
Beall, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL

FOR SALE: Danish Plates 23 Royal Copenhagen, 1957
to 1978 incl.; 20 Bing & Grondahl, 1 1953, 1 1955; 18
- 1961, to 1978 incl. Call Edna Wertz (813) 784-4303.

FOR SALE: Seal of the Canal, counted cross stitch and
needlepoint kits. Cross stitch is $15 plus $1.50 for
shipping. Needlepoint is $27 plus $2.25 for shipping.
Jeanne Wheeler, 12504 Wild Turkey Lane, Bayonet Point,
FL 34667. (813) 863-1489.

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Alberto and Janet Chang formerly Chef of Gamboa
Golf Club, have opened their new restaurant.

(813) 399-TOGO (813) 399-8646

Chinese Restaurant
10% off to Former Zonlans Bay Pines Plaza
9621 Bay Pines Blvd.
Janet Chang St. Petersburg, FL 33708


$15.00 postpaid (foreign add $6.00)
Order from: A.V. Retty, 408 Venezia Park, Venice, FL 34285 (USA)
Phone: (813) 488-0361


Hand stitched by Kuna
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Panama, these colorful MOLA
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diameter) make unique (and
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$3.50 each for 5 11 patches
$2.50 each for 12 or more patches (a 37 1/2%
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postpaid. Enclosed is a check or money order for
$ payable in U.S. funds to PUERTO PANAMA.


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for your

*A FREE color post card showing the wide diversity of
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receipt for a complete refund if it doesn't meet your



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The Most Comprehensive, Extraordinary Story Ever Told About
New York. Rio. Buenos Aires Airlines Aerophilately and Memorabilio
One of the Most Human Interest Stories About Aerophilately Ever Written'
(New York, Rio & Buenos Aires, Airlines)

Crash and
Outlaw Flight
Covers and its
Postal Markings
Julius Grigore, Jr.
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An Illustrated. First-time Report
SNYRBA Crash and Outlaw Covers.
Postal Markings. and Serviced Air Mall Envelopes:
NYRBA's Connection with Lindbergh's Cristobal-Miami
Inaugural Flight and Panama's Outlaw Covers;
How the U.S. Post Office Department
was Involved with NYRBA Outlaw Covers;
and the
SNYRBA-Pan American Airways Struggle for the
Longest Air Mall Route in the world .


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(USPS 0880-2000)
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712

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