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Title:
Canal record
Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
Physical Description:
v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Publisher:
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Place of Publication:
St. Petersburg, Fla

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Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
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periodical   ( marcgt )

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

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University of Florida
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oclc - 13942509
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ocm13942509
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OFFICERS
AND
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
FOR 1995-96

Mr. Robert Johnson
President
813-789-4858

Mr. James O'Donnell
1st Vice President
813-894-2478

Mrs. Margot Jordan
2nd Vice President
813-963-6998

Mr. Thomas Peterson
Director
813-371-7731

Mrs. Nancy Van Siclen
Director
813-397-5366

Mr. Paul Rozmeski
Director
813-961-6308

Mrs. Marjorie Foster
Past President
813-785-8555

Mrs. Betty Snow
Legislative Representative
813-799-4769

Mr. Peter Lang
Sergeant-at-Arms
813-787-5519

Mrs. Dorothy Yocum
Chaplain
813-595-0846

Mrs. Barbara Green
Secretary/Treasurer
813-391-4359 (Office)

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


CONTENTS


President's M message ......................................... 1
From the Secretary .......................................... 2
Editor's Corner ............................................ 2
Legislative Representative ................................... .. 3
Local Announcements ....................................... 4
Reunion Audit Report ....................................... 10
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ...................... 11
"Where Are You?" ......................................... 13
N ews Clips ................................................ 15
Your Reporter Says ....................... ................... 18
Alabama ................. 18 .. M ississippi .............. 27
Arkansas ................ 19 North Carolina ...........28
California ................ 20 .. Northwest ...............29
Colorado ................ 22 Oklahoma ...............30
Florida .................. 22 Panama .............. 30
Hawaii .................. 25 .. Pennsylvania .............32
Indiana .................. 25 .. South Carolina ........... 33
Louisiana ................ 26 Texas .................. 33
"And the Memory Lingers on" ...... .. ..................... 34
Congratulations ................. ...................... 35
W eddings .............................. .................. 41
Births............................................... .... 45
W ith Deep Sorrow .................................. .... ... 48
Letters to the Editor ....................................... 53
Looking Back ..............................................64
Announcements and Class Reunions ............................. 73
For Sale or W anted ......................................... 76


FRONT COVER: Once again, Dave Young, of the Panama Canal area has created
our front cover with his distinctive style. Dave teaches Arts and Graphics at Balboa
High School where he graduated in 1977. He is the son of James and Mary
(Sullivan) Young of Camano Island, Washington. We thank you again, Dave for
a great cover.
BACK COVER: Ship being lowered down to sea level at Miraflores Locks.
Painting by a well-known Canal Zone artist Al Sprague, now of Grafton, Virginia.


DATES TO REMEMBER


December 1
December 3

December 9


January 5

February 3

March 1

March 3


April 2

April 5

May 3

June 7

August 3


South Carolina Meeting, Houndslake Country Club, Aiken, S.C.
PCSSC Holiday Luncheon, Holiday Inn, Laguna Hills, CA. 10:30 -
2:30. Details from Joan deGrummond (714) 855-6447.
PCSOFL Annual Christmas Luncheon, The Wine Cellar, 17307
Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach, FL. 11:00 a.m. See Local
Announcements.
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon. Covered Dish.
CARNAVALITO! Treasure Island Yacht Club, 400 Trasure Island
Causeway, St. Petersburg, FL (See Local Announcements).
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon. Covered Dish.
PCSSC Annual Business Luncheon, Holiday Inn, La Paz Rd,
Laguna Hills, CA. 10:30-2:30. Call Joan deGrummond for details.
(714) 855-6447.
Semi-annual Meeting, Ocala Pan-Canal Ditchdiggers. Noon.
Stacy's Buffet. 717 NE 36th Ave. Bill Muller (352) 854-7902.
PCSOFL Regular meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500 16th
St. St. Petersburg, FL, 1:30 p.m. Light Refreshments 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon/Meeting, Treasure Island Yacht Club, 400 Treasure
Island Causeway, St. Petersburg, FL (See Local Announcements)
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 Noon Covered Dish.
Northwest Picnic. Contact Walter Kleefkens 503-296-5097 for info.






ZONE The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. ii


00 (A Not-For-Profit Organization)
"To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships"
# 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712

The CANAL RECORD (USPS 0088-020) is published on April, September, 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 for April, September and December issues.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the CANAL RECORD, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712
The membership fee is $20.00 annually, $11.00 of which is for a subscription to the CANAL RECORD for one year.
The ANNUAL DIRECTORY is published bi-ennually.
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
Friendships.
Single copies for sale at $5.00 each, (postage is included) to members only.
All photographs and correspondence sent to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. will become the property of the
Society and will be retained in their files and archives. The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. 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 34642-4712
(813) 391-4359
Hours: 10:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00 Monday thru Friday
Printed by Roberts Printing, Inc., 2049 Calumet St., Clearwater, FL 34625


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I stated in the last issue of the Canal Record that
membership was my primary concern for the future of
our Society. That is not altogether true -- for, with
membership comes the need for participation. One
without the other is like a circle it always leads back to
the same place.
According to Webster's New World Dictionary,
participant-participate means to take part; share; become
involved.
I am aware that it is impossible for someone in New
York or California to become involved or take an active
part in the running of our Society (however, Reunion
volunteers come from that far away!); but it is very
possible for someone who resides in Pasco, Pinellas or
Hillsborough Counties. If you count the number of family
memberships in these three counties, you will find almost
500. Count them! I DID.
With these numbers you would think that our
meetings would be packed with members, yet we are
never sure that we'll have a quorum. The question now
is -- if we get the members, how do we get them to
participate. As we said before, this is your Society and if
you want it to flourish you must get involved. WE NEED
YOU.
Finally, as we approach this holiday season I wish
you from myself, my wife Carolyn, and the entire
Executive Board a very happy and healthy holiday
season.

Robert L. Johnson
President


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REGULAR MEETING PLACE
ST. BEDE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

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Many members missed the Bylaws Amendment
which proposed deletion of membership cards. The
amendment passed. Unless there is a change, as of 1996
we will no longer issue membership cards. I strongly
suggest that you go back and check your March Canal
Record to see the other proposed changes that passed.
I know it is boring to read the Bylaws and proposed
amendments, but these and the Standing Rules are what
govern the Society.
One big disappointment I've experienced since I
started working for the Society in 1991 is that our
members do not pay attention to ballots. Do you realize
that about 200 members decide what happens to the
Society? Please take the time to READ PROPOSALS
AND VOTE. Also, don't forget that the officers are
elected it's up to you to decide who will be the best
members to head up the Society.
Please advise us of your address change on a timely
bais. We had 66 September Canal Record covers returned
because we did not have a current address. Cost to the
Society was 66 x .50 for the returned cover and 66 x .20
for the postcards mailed out to let you know why you did
not receive your book. The post office provides your
current address if they have one. I will say no more on
this subject but hope the problem lessens.
TIPS TO SAVE YOU TIME: (1) If you do not have
your membership number, I can look it up on the
Membership List or pull your record up by your name.
(2) You do not have to fill out the application/
renewal form unless you have had a name or marital
status change or ADDRESS CHANGE.
Pat and I appreciate all the notes and comments
letting us know that you appreciate us and our work.
Wish I had time to jot a note of thanks to each and
everyone of you.
My son, Randy, and I will be spending Christmas
with my oldest son, Roger, and his fiancee, Joy, in Hawaii
this year. Faith Brundage, our Bylaws Chairperson, will
be accompanying us since she has never been to Hawaii.
I wish everyone a great, safe holiday season and an
especially MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW
YEAR.

Barbara Green
Secretary/Treasurer


SEditor's


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Had a great few days in San Diego attending the
West Coast Reunion and the 1940 Class Reunion, of
which I was made an honorary member. Was very
honored to be included in the class I had attended while
on the Isthmus. Missed my Junior and Senior year there,
but got my diploma 55 years later! Joan (Ridge)
deGrummond provided each of us with a tremendous "55
years later Swink II (Zonian) with bios and photos and
lots of related data result of extensive research and
effort on her part. Orchids to Joan! Class president
Fernando Tapia presided over the program, and as usual,
did an outstanding job. (Thanks again, Nando). Everyone
relaxed and had a wonderful time. I didn't have to work
for a change so enjoyed it no end. Met several friends
from grade school and Jr. High and relaxed with friends.
In the last issue we had an advertisement on how to
get that Sauce Arturo. Since that time, in a follow-up, we
found out that Sheila Lawrence has to drive almost 300
miles from Estero to Tampa to pick up the cases and
then another 1 hour's drive to ship them via UPS, and
they won't give her the rates to different zones until she
gets there. Spoke to her at length about the
distributorship, etc. and she is doing it the only way
possible, that is, requesting the shipment from the
distributor in Miami; they send the shipment to a grocery
store in Tampa and then she can pick it up there. That's
the way the system works. Sheila found that she had not
reckoned on the extra gas and various shipping rates, so
will have to charge the extra shipping and handling in the
future. She has shipped 16 cases so far and saw that she
underestimated the work involved. Did you know that you
can't buy Arturo Sauce anywhere in Panama any longer?
Some very welcome news is that the Panama Canal
Museum has been adopted by the University of
California at Riverside. After some lengthy discussions
with both sides, Adrien (Kibby) Bouche and the curator
(?) at Riverside met and the curator saw Kibby's
collection of artifacts and memorabilia; returned to her
Board, presented the facts, and they agreed to take over
the museum. The agreement is to become effective in
early 1996 when funds will become available. Riverside
asks that members DO NOT send in their collections,
etc. until notofication is printed in the Canal Record or
authorization is given by Adrien Bouche. It is unfortunate
that the museum location at Fort Worth did not pan out.
Contributions from members were at a stand-still and
there was very little future for it to remain there.
Received several complaints in the Panama APO-
AA area about not getting their issues of the Canal
Record in a timely manner. All the issues were mailed at
the same time on September 14. Suggest you register a
formal complaint with your Post Office.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pat Beall
Editor, Canal Record







LEGISLATION




FREE FLU SHOTS
Medicare beneficiaries are urged
to receive free flu shots to protect
themselves against this disease that
can be deadly for the elderly and
^ chronically ill. The best time to get
the flu shot is between mid-October
and mid-November.

1996 FEHB RATES
Open season for Federal Employee Health Benefit
(health insurance plans) is 13 November through 31
December. Health insurance rates will roughly hold
steady overall in 1996, although some enrollees in certain
plans will see significant increases an average bi-weekly
increase of 44 cents for self-only coverage and $2.25 for
family coverage.
Some of the more popular plans will have a
significant increase: a third of enrollees would experience
a premium hike of 10% or more if they stay with their
current coverage.

OPM PROPOSES NEW FEGLI USE
Office of Personnel Management wants to allow
terminally-ill federal employees and former federal
employees who have FEGLI to irrevocably assign
ownership of that insurance coverage to another
individual, a corporation or trustee. This proposal is to
allow these employees greater use of their FEGLI
proceeds.
Terminally-ill individuals and their family can meet
high uncovered medical or personal-care costs by
assigning their life insurance to a "viatical" firm to help
pay off their debts. These firms take a percentage of the
benefits and transfer the rest according to the employee's
wishes.
The terminally ill employees can use FEGLI
assignments to (1) comply with a court order for divorce
that requires an employee to name a former spouse as
the beneficiary of his or her FEGLI benefits; (2) for
inheritance tax purposes an "absolute" assignment of an
insured person's interest of a group life insurance policy
made at least 3 years before his or her death generally
removes the insurance proceeds from the insured
person's estate; and, (3) agencies cannot refuse to accept
a FEGLI assignment made to satisfy indebtedness.

VIRGINIA REFUNDING BACK TAXES TO
FEDERAL RETIREES
The U.S. Supreme Court's 1989 decision in Davis vs
Michigan that said states may not tax federal annuities if
they don't also tax pensions from other levels of
government. This ruling affected about 20 states and set
off many lawsuits and legislative efforts to recoup state
taxes illegally paid during several years in the 1980s. On
15 September, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that
refunds on back taxes plus interest be refunded.
Lawsuits seeking refunds are still pending in about a half
dozen states.


MEDICARE PROJECTIONS
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that
under the GOP plan, the monthly Part B premium for
beneficiaries would rise from the present $46.10 to $54 in
1996 while in President Clinton's budget proposal the
premium would fall to $44. Congressional Budget Office
projects future increases in both budget plans to $87
monthly by the year 2002 under the GOP plan and $83
under the Clinton plan. On 19 October, Medicare plans
from both parties were voted on in the House.

Betty C. Snow
Legislative Representative


Donation in Jean Mann's Memory


On behalf of the members of the
Panama Canal societyy of F orida, the
amount of $50.00 was donated in Jean


Mann's memory to
Asociation.


the American Lun8


Jean had been the Secretary and
Treasurer of the Panama Canal Society of
florida for a period of 13 years, for
which she was awarded the Distinuished
Service Award.


MUSEUM IN CALITFORNI&A

Adrien (Kibby) Bouche and Col. Phillip Breunle
have continued to pursue the idea of establishing a
Panama Canal Museum in the United States for some
time. The one established at Fort Worth, Texas promised
to be fairly central and could have served its purpose
well. However, it too has fallen on bad times and little or
no contributions have been made by Society members.
The situation there is at a stand-still.
A few months ago, contact was made with another
promising sponsor and location. This sponsor requested
further information and wanted to see what sort of things
they would be displaying, if the venture was approved.
The curator eventually visited the Bouche residence in St.
George, Utah and became convinced that it would be a
worth-while attraction in their establishment. Further
information was provided by both sides and finally an
approval was given by the Board, with a pending date in
the early part of 1996 (when funds would become
available) to commence the transfer of memorabilia.
This sponsor is the University of California at
Riverside. Californians, especially will be happy to have
such a museum close to them.
Members of the Society and others who have
contributions to make to the museum are asked to keep
the items until the museum is equipped to accept them
in early 1996. Notice will be given by the Canal Record
and through Area Reporters when they will accept items
for display.






PCSOFL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
Chairperson: Nancy Van Siclen
December 9, 1995


17307 Gulf Boulevard
North Redington Beach, Florida 33708


Once again, the Panama Canal Society of Florida Christmas Luncheon will be held at THE WINE CELLAR, 17307
Gulf Boulevard, North Redington Beach, on Saturday. December 9. 1995.
A cash bar will be set up to commence at 11:00 a.m. with the Luncheon/Meeting following at 12:00 noon.
The menu will be a choice of Grouper Fillet with Parsley Potatoes or Braised Swiss Steak with Duchess Potatoes.
Each entree will include Wine Cellar Salad, Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, and dessert of Homemade Apple Strudel, Coffee
or Tea.
Please specify your choice of entree on the Reservation Form.
The cost of the Luncheon is $16.00 per person, tax and gratuities included. Deadline for RESERVATIONS and/or
REFUNDS is Monday, December 4, 1995.
Start the Holiday Season by attending the Society Christmas Luncheon and gathering with old friends of the CANAL
ZONE. We hope to have some entertainment, along with door prizes. Come and have fun and show your support for
the Society. There will be a short business meeting.
Tables will be for 8, and if you have a group of 8 and wish to sit together, you may reserve a table for you and your
friends, so please fill out the form below and list the names of your guests.
The Wine Cellar has plenty of FREE parking for our members.
We have included directions for all our members from the North, South, East and West. Hope to see you on
December 9th. FOR DIRECTIONS, PLEASE SEE PAGE 9.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 813-397-5366.


PCSOFL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
December 9, 1995
The Wine Cellar


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Member Name


Telephone Number


Please make


Reservations at $16.00 Each.


Please indicate preference:


Membership No.



Total Enclosed $


Grouper Fillet


Braised Swiss Steak


Names of Guests: (PLEASE PRINT)


1. 5.

2. 6.

3. 7.

4. 8.

Make checks payable to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and mail to: Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
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PCSOFL Regular Meeting

January 5, 1996


St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2500 16th Street
St. Petersburg, FL.
COVERED DISH 12:00 NOON
REGULAR MEETING 1:00 P.M.


FPCSOL regular Meeting


March 1, 1996


St. Eede's Episccpal Church
25CC 10th Street
St. Detersburg, IL.
COVEEIII D DISH 12:CC NOON
RCeUIAd M WAITING 1:00 p.m.


PCSOFL Regular Meeting


April 5, 1996


St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2500 16th Street
St. Petersburg, FL.
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS 12:30
REGULAR MEETING 1:00 pm

OFFICE SHUT-DOWN

THE OFFICE OF THE PANAMA
CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE
HOLIDAYS FROM DECEMBER 23
THRU JANUARY 2, 1996.


NEXT DEADLINE:
Editor must have by:
February 19, 1996


Both nights?


DISCO DANCE SURVEY
In an effort to set up entertainment for our younger generation during the 1996 Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion
in 1996, we would appreciate it if you would complete the survey below to let us know if anyone is interested in attending.
The Disco Dance would be held during the hours of 11:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. The maximum cost would be $5.00 per
person.
Please return this survey to the Reunion Dance Committee, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-
4712.


How many persons are interested?


What ages:
For Friday night?
For Saturday night?






































Open the Society's Social

Season by attending our

CARNAVALITO '96

February 3, 1996
Treasure Island Yacht Club


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The Annual Carnavalito Dinner/Dance which highlights the Winter Season for our Society will be held on Saturday,
February 3, 1996 at the Treasure Island Yacht Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, Fl.
There will be ample parking on the premises.
Cost of the Carnavalito Dinner/Dance will be $24.00 per person and includes dinner, taxes, gratuities, music and
other expenses.
Choice of Entree is Roast Breast of Turkey with Dressing or Top Round of Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Salad,
Potato, Green Beans Almondine, Rolls, Butter, Desert and Coffee or Tea.
Hotel accommodations are available at the Bilmar Beach Resort located on the beach at Gulf Boulevard and the
Treasure Island Causeway at a special rate of $71, double occupancy. Make reservations directly by calling Danah
Williams Heye at 813-360-5531. It would be wise to book early as it is season on the Beach at that time.
Rupert Turner, who heads up our Entertainment Committee, has secured a well-known Latin Trio named "PULLY
Y SU CONJUNTO" for our dancing pleasure.
Mrs. Muriel Whitman is in charge of decorations. Mrs. Dorothy Pate is in charge of procuring prizes. If anyone
would like to donate a prize(s), please call Dottie at 813-544-2352.
Transportation to and from the Yacht Club/the Bilmar Beach Resort can be arranged through a local Cab company
at a minimal cost. Arrangements can be made through the hotel.
Any Society member with an upcoming Class Reunion is invited to join us. We will be happy to assist you in any
way we can.
There is a 50e Toll charge as you enter Treasure Island Causeway from Central Avenue.
Any questions or suggestions, please call Lois Jones at 813-898-1219 or Lori King at 813-367-1680.
Cash Bar, Cocktail Hour 5:15 6:15
Short Meeting 6:15 6:30
Cash Bar (Dinner) 6:30 7:30
(Dancing) 7:30 11:30 ------------------------------ -----------
Burial of the Fish 11:00 PM. PCSOIFL C ARNAVAL IT

i February 3, 1996
Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis Club
400 Treasure Island Causeway
Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, FL




I Member No. Tel:

Please make Reservations at $24.00 each.

S Total enclosed $ Select: Roast Beef
Turkey

Names of Guests (Please print):

1. 5.

S2. 6.

S3. 7.

:4. 8.
i Make checks out to the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
and mail to: Panama Canal Society of Florida, 8050
S Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole FL 34642-4712.

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31, 1996
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DIRECTIONS TO
The Wine Cellar

1. From the South Take 275 North to Exit 15 West.
Gandy Blvd. turns into Park Blvd. Proceed on Park
until you reach Gulf Blvd. and turn left. The Wine
Cellar is on the left at 173rd. Ave.
2. From Tampa Area Take 275 South to Exit 15 West.
and follow direction as above.
3. From North Pinellas Take A-19 South to Park Blvd.
and follow directions as in No. 1 to the West.
4. From South Pinellas Take Tyrone Blvd. which runs
into Bay Pines Blvd., bearing left to cross Tom Stuart
Causeway to Gulf Blvd. Turn right and proceed North
to 173rd. Ave. Wine Cellar is on the right.


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DIRECTIONS TO
Treasure Island Yacht Club
and
Bilmar Beach Resort


FROM THE NORTH: 1-75 south to Tampa (from the East, 1-4
west to Tampa) then 1-275 to St. Petersburg and the 5th
Avenue North Exit. Go straight ahead to Central Ave., then
turn right. Central Ave. ends at Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island
and the Bilmar Beach Resort.
FROM THE SOUTH: 1-275 north across the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge to the US 19 Exit. Go straight ahead to Central Ave.
in St. Petersburg (approx. 3 3/4 miles) then left. Central
Ave. ends at Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island and the Bilmar
Beach Resort.







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off to the
Treasure Island Yacht Club
con May 3, 1991!
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. will hold its May SPRING LUNCHEON on
Friday, May 3, 1996 at the Treasure Island Yacht Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, St.
Petersburg, Florida. The BUFFET luncheon will be held on the second floor.
There will be a Cash Bar from 11:00 a.m. until noon when the buffet will open. A short
business meeting will follow at 1:30 p.m. The cost of the BUFFET will be $12.00 which
includes tax and gratuity. There is a Toll charge of 500 upon entering the Causeway from
Central Avenue.
Parking is available, however it is suggested that car-pooling be used as much as
possible to avoid any parking problems with other patrons of the Yacht Club.
The elevators are on your left as you enter the Yacht Club; stairs are on the right. As
you exit the elevator on the second floor, the dining room will be directly ahead.
We hope to see you on May 3, so please jot the date on your calendar so that you
won't forget to make your reservations. RESERVATIONS or requests for REFUNDS must be
in the office by May 1, 1996.
There will be entertainment and door prizes.
If you have any questions, please call Anna Collins at (813) 894-8484
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PCSOFL SPRING LUNCHEON
May 3, 1996
Treasure Island Yacht Club, St. Petersburg, Florida
Member Name Membership No.
Telephone No.
Please make Reservations at $12.00 each. Total enclosed: $
Names of Guests (Please print)
1._ 5.
2. 6.
3. 7.
4. 8.
DEADLINE: MAY 1, 1996
Make checks payable to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and mail to 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, FL 34642-4712
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1995 REUNION AUDIT REPORT


October 11, 1995

Mr. Robert L. Johnson
Chairperson, Executive Committee
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

Dear Mr. Johnson:

The Budget and Audit Committee has completed its examination of the 1995 Reunion Coordinator's accounts. The
Committee also examined the Golf Chairperson's accounts. All receipts, expenditures, check records, deposit slips and
bank statements were verified as correct.
In accordance with a motion approved at the March 25, 1993 meeting of the Executive Committee, the Society
reimbursed the Reunion Coordinator for the Reporter's luncheon expenditures which totaled $163.48.
Attached are statements of Receipts and Expenditures for the 1995 Reunion and the 1995 Golf Tournament.

Respectfully submitted,


Frank Matters, Chairperson


Jeanne Wheeler, Member


Attachments


ATTACHMENT 1


STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND
1995 REUNION


EXPENDITURES


RECEIPTS


Registration Fee
Luncheon
Ball
Panazonian Dance
Vendors
Overcollections, Refunds and Donations


$ 6,455.00
12,512.00
19,668.00
12,408.00
2,350.00
4,604.43


TOTAL RECEIPTS


EXPENDITURES


Luncheon
Ball and Dance
Security
Hotel Charges
Telephone, Travel and Postage
Supplies
President's Reception, Despedida & Amenities
Miscellaneous
Overcollections and Refunds


$ 13,440.00
12,516.61
1,483.02
4,777.73
2,167.42
1,635.45
2,906.02
1,395.98
3,908.84


TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Net Receipts from 1995 Reunion

Balance in Reunion Coordinator's Account October 1995

Return Net Receipts to Panama Canal Society

Seed money in Reunion Coordinator's Account for 1996 Reunion


$ 57,997.43


44,231.07

13,766.36

16,766.36

13,766.36

$ 3.000.00






ATTACHMENT II


STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
1995 GOLF TOURNAMENT


Cash on hand July 1994

Receipts
Expenditures

Receipts over expenditures


$ 171.50


$ 8,343.28
8.052.16


291.12


Cash on hand September 1995 $ 462.62





Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings


August 4, 1995
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

President Johnson called meeting to order at 12:12
p.m. Executive Board members present: Robert Johnson,
James O'Donnell, Thomas Peterson, Nancy Van Siclen,
Paul Rozmeski, Marjorie Foster, Betty Snow, Faith
Brundage, Pat Beall and Barbara Green. Absent: Margot
Jordan, Dorothy Yocum and Pete Lang.
In the absence of Dorothy Yocum, Muriel Whitman
gave the invocation followed by a moment of silence for
departed members. Mrs. Mary Lou Lang led the
membership in the Pledge of Allegiance in the absence
of her husband, Pete Lang, who was in the hospital.
Past Presidents Eugene Askew, Pete Foster, Al Pate,
Bob Van Siclen, Muriel Whitman and Marje Foster
welcomed. Meeting recessed at 12:15 p.m. for lunch;
resumed at 1:15 p.m.
Minutes of the July 7th Annual Business Meeting
stand for corrections:
1. Add: Judy Fong Clavin won round trip to her
gateway city donated by Bowen Keppie.
2. Paragraph 6 change wording: Past Presidents
and "wives" to Past Presidents and "spouses".
New Board members: 1st VP James O'Donnell; 2nd
VP Margot Jordan; Directors: Nancy Van Siclen, Tom
Peterson, Paul Rozmeski; immediate Past President -
Marje Foster; Legislative Representative Betty Snow;
Sergeant-at-Arms Pete Lang; Chaplain Dottie Yocum;
Secretary Barbara Green; Record Editor Pat Beall.
Committee Chairpersons: Faith Brundage Bylaws;
Nominating Pete Lang; Sunshine Anna Collins;
Historian Bev Williams; Hospitality Dottie Pate;
Service Officers Al Pate and Gene Askew.
Society Functions: Sarasota Luncheon Tom and
Barbara Peterson; Picnic Faith Brundage; December
Luncheon Nancy Van Siclen; Carnavalito Lori King
and Lois Jones.
Dates for Society functions: Carnavalito February
3, 1996, at Treasure Island Yacht Club; Sarasota
Luncheon September 9th at Fairways Forest Country
Club; Picnic October 7th at Anderson Park; Christmas
Luncheon December 9th at The Wine Cellar.


Robert Johnson reported 2,749 registered for the
reunion; about 300 did not register; Marje Foster
reported 780 attended the luncheon. 1,630 Panazonian
Dance and 1,740 Ball tickets sold. James O'Donnell was
pleased with attendance, about 750, at Despedida.
Marje Foster nominated Lois Jones and Josephine
Johnson to the Nominating Committee; Betty Snow
seconded. Passed. Bob Van Siclen dispelled rumors about
problems at the hotel. Past President Marje Foster read
excerpt from article that appeared in the newspaper
Panama News and her rebuttal to Robin Morland,
Publisher.
James O'Donnell, 1996 Reunion Coordinator,
announced chairpersons: Registration Muriel Whitman
and Dottie Pate; Hospitality & Information Pat Beall
and Jeanne Wheeler; Dances Margot Jordan; Vendors -
Marje Foster; Annual Luncheon Betty Malone; Security
- Bob Van Siclen; Transportation Pete Foster; Hotel
Lodging Nancy Van Siclen; Golf Jane Huldtquist;
Despedida Betty Snow; Class Reunions Tom Peterson.
Birthday and anniversary celebrants congratulated.
An excellent program performed by Stella DeMarr and
Frank King honored newly-installed President Robert
Johnson. Door prizes were awarded.
Robert Van Siclen made a motion to adjourn the
meeting; seconded by Pete Foster. Meeting adjourned at
2:15 p.m.



September 9, 1995
Fairways of Forest Lakes Country Club
Sarasota, Florida

President Johnson called meeting to order at 11:58
a.m. Executive Board members present: Robert Johnson,
James O'Donnell, Margot Jordan, Thomas Peterson,
Faith Brundage, Marjorie Foster, Betty Snow, Pete Lang,
Dottie Yocum, Barbara Green. Absent: Nancy Van
Siclen, Paul Rozmeski and Pat Beall. 84 members and
guests attended.
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation followed by
a moment of silence for departed members. Pete Lang
led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance. Past
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Presidents Eugene Askew, Pete Foster, Al Pate, Bill
Wheeler, Muriel Whitman, and Marje Foster welcomed.
Meeting recessed at 12:05 p.m. for lunch; resumed at
1:05 p.m.
President Johnson thanked everyone for coming. He
expressed appreciation to Tom and Barbara Peterson
and their committee members Mike and Marion Greene
for the lovely luncheon and presented them with Society
tokens. Minutes of the August 4th meeting stand as
recorded. Financial Statement stands for audit.
Executive Board, at August 24th meeting, approved
donation of $50 to American Lung Association in
memory of Jean Mann, former Society Secretary, who
passed away recently.
Mrs. Snow gave brief legislative report. Bylaws
Chairperson, Faith Brundage, announced committee
members Jane Huldtquist and Muriel Whitman.
Dues for 1996 coming in steadily. 18-month CD
reinvested for 11 months allowing us to roll over anytime
within those 11 months to take advantage of higher
interest rates. Everyone reminded that membership cards
will be discontinued as of 1996. Persons whose dues are
paid by another member will be sent a postcard advising
them that dues have been paid.
President Johnson reported on behalf of Pat Beall
that recruitment letters have been mailed to 130 major
newspapers in the U.S., Armed Forces and Spillway to
encourage membership in the Society. Canal Records
should be in the mail by September 13th.
Nominating Committee members: Pete Lang,
Chairperson; Lois Jones and Josephine Johnson
nominated from the floor at August meeting; Marje
Foster and Frank Matters nominated from the Executive
Board.
Annual Picnic will be held October 7th at Anderson
Park. Carnavalito will be held February 3, 1996, at
Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis Club. May 3rd
Luncheon Chairperson Anna Collins has made
arrangements to hold the luncheon at Treasure Island
Yacht & Tennis Club.
Congratulations extended to birthday and anniversary
celebrants. Door prizes awarded. Meeting adjourned at
1:35 p.m.


L-R: Reunion Coordinator Jim O'Donnell; Co-
chairperson, Carnavalito Lois Jones; Chairperson
Sarasota Luncheon, Tom Peterson; Co-chairperson,
Carnavalito, Lori King; Society President Bob
Johnson.
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SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON REPORT

The Sarasota Luncheon was held in the dining room
of the Fairways Country Club.
There were 84 in attendance with three no-shows.
Total amount collected from members was $1,044.00. The
cost of the luncheon was $924.00 and other expenses
were $26.10 with a net of $93.90 balance to the Society.


Michael and Marion Greene with Barbara Peterson,
registrants at the Sarasota Luncheon/Meeting.
Tom and Barbara Peterson were the hosts with Mike
and Marion Greene assisting.
A good time was had by all. The Committee received
many compliments for the service, food and
arrangements.

Thomas C. and Barbara D. Peterson
Sarasota, FL.



October 7, 1995
Anderson Park
Tarpon Springs, Florida

First Vice President James O'Donnell called the
meeting to order at 11:58 am. in the absence of President
Bob Johnson. Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation and
the membership led in the Pledge to the Flag.
Past presidents attending were Pete Foster, Muriel
Whitman and Marje Foster. 46 members and guests
attended. The membership agreed to dispense reading of
the minutes and the Financial Statement stands for audit.
Faith Brundage, Picnic Chairperson, thanked
everyone for bringing the assortment of food and
desserts.
Pat Beall reported that beginning in 1996, the
Panama Canal Museum has been accepted by the
University of California at Riverside. Those wishing to
donate are asked to wait until advised through the Canal
Record that funds are available at the beginning of 1996.
Mr. O'Donnell stated that plans are going well for
the Reunion. Anyone who wishes to volunteer should
contact a chairperson.
Barbara Green reminded everyone that dues cards
have been discontinued as of 1996 dues year.
Faith Brundage and her committee of John and
Muriel Whitman, Al and Dottie Pate, Carol Masino,
Betty Malone and Barbara Green were presented with
"Thank You" notes and Society tokens in the name of
President Johnson.







Muriel Whitman made a motion to adjourn the
meeting. Dottie Yocum seconded. Meeting adjourned at
12:10 pm.


OCTOBER PICNIC REPORT

The Society's Annual Picnic was held on Saturday,
October 7 at Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs, Florida.
There were 46 members and guests present.
The weather cooperated beautifully sunny and not
overly hot. There was a good variety of food and desserts
of all kinds. Everyone ate enough to be satisfied and still
had some leftovers to take home.
We played "toss the bean bag in the hole" and
"Bingo." Everyone enjoyed the games and prizes. Bingo
caller Pete Lang kept the games going at a steady pace.
Expenses incurred for prizes, decorations and
supplies totalled $70.99.
The Picnic Committee members, in addition to
myself were Betty Malone, Al and Dottie Pate, Carol
Masino and Barbara Green. All were presented with
tokens of appreciation by 1st Vice President James
O'Donnell, in the absence of President Bob Johnson.
Those who missed the picnic missed a fun day and
should plan to attend next year.


BHS CLASS OF 1946
FIFTIETH REUNION CALLED

The Balboa High Class of 1946 will be holding their
fiftieth Class Reunion in the Orlando World Resort and
Convention Center on Friday, July 5, 1996. Below are
names of classmates yet to be located. Anyone who
knows of their whereabouts, please let Charlie Norris
know. He can be reached by telephoning (707) 422-6812
in the USA, or by mail at 2442 E. Atlantic Avenue,
Fairfield, CA. 94533. This event will be their "BIGGIE"
so please let them know.


AXE, John
BENITEZ, Lillian
CLAXON, James
DONALDSON, Gloria
ENKE, Jean Ann
FISKE, Walter
GALLOWAY, Charles
KILCORSE, Mary
LIBBY, Patricia
NEALE, Bonnie
PERINO, Hugo
SMITH, Jim


BAILEY, Gladys
BUCKALOO, Beverly
COOPER, Verle
DUMOND, Jeannie
ENTEBI, Gloria
FREEMAN, Dorothy
GNEHM, John
KOPERSKI, Nancy
McKEOWN, Betty
NORRELL, Frankie
RAPPARPORT, Marilyn
WILBUR, Mary Lou


BARGMAN, Phillip
CASTRO, Dorothy
DISNEY, Betty
EGLINGTON, Robert
FABREGA, Carmen
GALLO, Barbara
HILL, Milton
LALLY, Kathleen
MURRY, Bill
OLIVA, David
SANDOVAL, George


BHS 47 MISSING MEMBERS


Faith Brundage
1995 Picnic Committee Chairperson


Where Are You?




SECRETARY'S "WANT LIST"


Canal Records and correspondence have been
returned from the members listed. Any information
regarding members listed will be appreciated.


Bryant Chevalier
Helen Cook
Sabrina Foster
Robin Cahill


Albinia Limtiaco
William Snider
Susan Hunt


So far the class of 1947 Reunion
locate the following classmates.


Abadia, Hilda
Andress, Kyle
Bacuetes, Beatriz
Balschum, Ruth
Baverstock, Charlotte
Caicedo, Harry
Canavaccio, Yolanda
Castro, Alice
Colston, Richard
Davila, Alicides
Dolan, Francis
Duncan, Kathnley
Duque, Thomas
Ferguson, Harry
Fong, Phyllis
Garlington, Albert
Gonzalez, Armando
Grosso, Carlos
Gruver, Sue
Hanners, Priscula


Harris, Beverly
Holland, Bernard
Houston, Patricia
Johnson, Evelyn
Kennedy, Alvin
Kepford, Dorothy
Kern, Karl
Klotz, Catherine
Kueter, Doris
LaClair, Philip
Lindell, Clifford
Luttell, Viola
Maldonado, Charles
Maloney, Jim
Mclntyre, Lois
Metz, Richard
Moore, Patricia
Neumann, Eileen
Nichols, James
Noriega, Alberto


committee cannot


Osigian, Paulino
Regnell, Don
Peters, Paul
Peterson, Don
Pike, Nelly
Ponce, Ninfa
Price, Nelda
Quintero, Carmen
Roy, Milanta
Schulze, Marion
Sinnett, Joe
Smith, Bowie
Smith, Ralph
Tuttle, Elaine
Vermellion, Rene
Villars, Horace
Wescott, Paul
Wieman, Walter
Zeese, Shirley


If you know where any of these missing people are,
please send their names and addresses to one of the
committee members, or please have them write to one of
the following committee members.


TINA LOOKING FOR FRIENDS


Tina is looking for her friends, listed below:


Mike Nazarenko
Linda Conrad
Craig Van Horn
Lulu Palerm


Howard Eastham
Joy Hargrave
John Snaveley


Betsy Connor
Gail Doubleday
Margie Carroll
Lori Anderson


If you know where they are hiding, please contact
Tina at telephone (512) 937-2564 or e-mail
NETPMSA06T12@NETPMSA.NAVY.MIL.


Louis Dedeaux
8415 Lofton Dr.
Pensacola, FL


Albert Johnson
121 Birch Grove
Spartanburg, SC
29307


Lois Jones
3265 Maple St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704


Fred Rose
639 Versailles Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35803


Jim O'Donnell
405 10th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


LOOKING FOR GEORGE LEE

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of George O. Lee,
please contact Helen Dolan Clark, (904) 743-6795.







CHS CLASS OF 1947
WHERE ARE YOU?


We have located over half of our CHS'47 classmates
but we need your help in locating the remainder as we
proceed with plans to create a committee for the big 50th
Class Reunion. Hey!! Where are you??


John Buckley Bill Caswell
Robert Knoop Arline Lincoln
Charles Madison Virginia Merrill
Robert Richardson Walter Templin
Marilyn Malpass Beverly Reeves
Hank Villars Denia Wong


Mercedes Chong
Marie Little
Rene Osorio
Ruth Muckle
Kenneth Settler
Dorothy Worrall


If you have any information on the whereabouts of
any of the above persons or would like to assist as a
member of the CHS'47 Reunion Connittee please contact
Pete or Marje Foster at 2389 Citrus Hill Road, Palm
Harbor, Florida 34683-3214; Phone 813/785-8555.



LOOKING FOR BHS 1957

In an attempt to locate as many classmates of
BHS'57 for a 40th reunion "Back to Panama Tour" in
February 1997, we will be listing the entire class. Many
names have changed, but we are looking for you! Please
contact; June Barlow Reisz, 8 Crossway Court-West,
Palm Coast, FL 32137. Phone (904) 445-2839.

Irene Abadi Lillian Rebecca Abell Nancy Acly
Patricia Helen Adams James Walter Albin Tomas Dan Alexander
Texana Allen Eda Edelmira Altuna Yvette Amar
Frederick D. Andrew Marcia C. Archbold Leopoldo D. Arosemena
Charles Nolan Ashley Yvonne M. Azcarraga Louis J. Barbier, Jr.
June Carol Barlow Jose Guillermo Barr Rachel Elizabeth Barr
Edna L. Beasley David S. Behar James Edward Benson
Helene S. Bishop Joseph Frank Blackburn Doris Jean Bleakley
Robert Borgstede Cesar Alberto Bouza Agnes Esther Brin
Rose Btesh Cesar Augusto Campagnani, Jr. James A. Carlin
Carmen Elena Casira Vilma Edith Casira Joseph D. Chalmers
Roberto A. Chan Edward B. Clifford Brenda M. Cunningham
Ruth E. Coppenhaver Carolyn Anne Corn Emerenciana Cosca
Ralph Wellington Cox Harriet Critch Bette Louise Davis
Joan Degenaar Durfee Leon Dobrowolski William Edward Dolan
Carrie J. Doner James Laurie Doran David Potter Drennan
Gerald A. Durfee Madeline M.EberenzWilliam H. Edmondson
Barbara Anne Elich Judith Evelyn Engelke Edith Estrada
Jenette B. Fahrubel Mauricio Fallenbaum Michael Patrick Fallon
Barbara L. Farbman James G. Farrell Jr. Robert Ford Fearon Jr.
Carlos M. Fernandez Rafael G. Fernandez Jr. John Holder Flowers
Peggy M. Foiles Clinton K. Fulleton Joseph C. Galloway Jr.
Markelda Ester GarridoMildred Rose Gibbs Sheila Anne Gilbert
Marie Louise Girard Hallie Ann Glenn Sara D. Green
Ralph R. Grassau Jr. Harrison C. Griffin Rodger W. Griffith Jr.
Carolyn Hail George HHamilton Jr. Robert B. Hamilton
Lendy Ove Harris Audrey D.Hearne Christian W. Hearon
Rose Adele Hensler Minerva Diana Herrera Marilyn Kay Howard
Phoebe Jean Hughes Margery Marie Ecke Diane M. Jacobs
Linda Marie Jacobs Donna Jean Jenkins Mamie Lynne Jones
Melba C. Jones Marilyn Beth Kelly Elma Victoria Kent
(To be continued next issue)



JUDY'S MISSING

Looking for Judy Ely she lived with her mother and
sister on the Pacific side in late 1950s. Please contact
John J. Wall, 1591 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD
21032, phone: (410) 849-5579.


Acosta, Eddie
Adams, Dawn
Alexander, Joe
Allen, Cindy
Allen, Franklin
Allen, Jeannie
Alverez, Charles
Anderson, Sue
Andrews, Susan
Archibeque, Reuben
Argerenon, Penelope
Armistad, Matthew
Austerfield, Sherry
Austin, Carlisa
Bakker, Melody
Balschum, John
Barber, Shasta
Beck, Michael
Beech, John
Bejanrano, Carlos
Bennett, Cynthia
Bennett, Gina
Berg, Tracy
Black, Mike
Bohnke, Calvin
Bolivar, Melissa
Bookman, William
Boyer, Merv
Bridges, Charles
Briggs, Kerry
Broce, Ima
Bronsdon, Paul
Brotherton, Michael
Broussard, Carlos
Broussard, Mary
Brown, Gerry
Btesh, Salamon
Buechner, Mark
Burt, Peter
Bustamante, David
Caddie, Maritza
Call, Bob
Cardwell, Avelino
Carroll, David
Carter, Denise
Castro, Jacqueline
Cerezo, Lourdes
Chaplin, Vickie
Chevalier, Bonnie
Christensen, Kelly


Clark, Karen
Clouse, Richard
Cook, Mary
Copskey, Jim
Corson, Kathy
Costella, Carmen
Craft, Liz
Crane, Michael
Crawford, Jeff
Crawford, Mike
Creach, Ronald
Cruz, Christian
Cuellar, Arturo
Daniely, Jim
Davis, Monica
Day, Lisa
De Moss, Cheryl
Decker, Diana
Del Pilar, A Doris
Diaz, Dayra
Diaz, Luis
Dickerson, Debora
Dorsey, Priscilla
Doubleday, Joe
Dougan, Dwayne
Dunkerton, Michelle
Dunnell, Gerald
Eagan, John
Ensor, Yazmin
Fabrega, Jose
Ferrell, Deborah
Ford, Katie
Fraker, Rick
Freese, Judy
Froess, Kathy
Fuller, Deb. Davidson
Fuller, Ed
Galindo, George
Gammons, Allen
Garcia, Carlos
Garcia, Joe
Garcia, Mike
Garcia, Richard
Garton, Duane L
Gauger, Karen
Gavrilovic, Emilia
Gayer, Richard
George, Brenda
Gifford. Ralph
Givens, Mark


Glasper, Robert
Gonzalez, Debbie
Gonzalez, Roberto
Goodman, Debra
Gorman, Jackie
Graff, Lynn
Granucci, Maria
Green, Nathan
Gregory, Kelvin
Groves, Phillip
Gunn, Ann
Guzman, Maria
Hamilton, Jeff
Hanson, Gayleen
Harrison, Tom
Haswell, Ed
Hatch, Michelle
Haywood, Dee
Henson, Roxana
Hillard, Sherry
Him, Mandy
Holland, James
Hurst, David
Jessup, Debbie
Johnson, Jacqueline
Jones, Kathleen
Kessler, Tammy
Ketchum, Fred
Knick, Nancy
Kollman, Michael
Kosik, Joanne
Kovalsky
Krowitz, David
Krueger, Bryan
Krumpholz, Bettina
La Rocco, John
Ladner, Edward
Lamkin, Pete
Lawrence, Gregg
Lawrence, Mark
Lee, Frank
Lee, Karen
Lee, Rick
.eon Guerrero, Teresa
Lopez, Zenobia
Madrid, Ernest
Maher, Patricia
Mahler, Eunice Haug
Martie, Patricia
Mathews, Anita


If you know the addresses of any of the above, please
contact Diana (Duncan) DeGreef or Renee (Carter)
Collins, addresses listed under Class Reunion
Announcements.


BHS 1976 LOST SOULS


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February 19, 1996








NEWSCLIPS


Commission Administrator
Resigns

On October 7, Gilberto Guardia F. announced that
he had notified U.S. President William J. Clinton,
Panama President Ernesto Perez Balladares and the
Panama Canal Commission Board of Directors of his
resignation as Commission administrator. Guardia, who
has served as administrator for more than five years,
expressed his wish to return to private business and
professional endeavors.
Speaking to the media on October 9, Guardia
emphasized that he had voluntarily resigned at this time
to give the new administrator time to establish himself
during the final years of the transition and ensure
continuity into the 21st century. Joe R. Reeder, chairman
of the Commission's board, said, "It is totally in keeping
with the wisdom, integrity and selfless leadership Gilberto
Guardia has demonstrated as administrator that he would
time his own departure to ensure no loss of momentum
or continuity in the transition process for the
organization."
Demonstrating his commitment to a smooth
transition, Guardia expressed his willingness to remain in
his post until his successor, who has not yet been named,
is in place. "The confirmation process, as we know from
experience, will take time," Guardia noted, explaining that
the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. law require that a
Panamanian citizen be nominated by the president of
Panama and appointed by the U.S. president with the
advice and consent of the Senate.
Praising the outgoing administration for his loyalty,
dedication, professionalism and leadership, Reeder said
Guardia has contributed greatly to the goals of providing
continuous world-class service to Canal customers,
ensuring a smooth transfer of the waterway and
maintaining standards of excellence within the
Commission work force and management team. Reeder
added that Guardia can and should take great satisfaction
and pride in his accomplishments and that the strong
management team and work force he helped build will
endure as his legacy.
Referring to both employees and managers, Guardia
said, "I am fully confident that everyone involved in the
operation of the Panama Canal will pursue an
undiminished commitment to excellence so that the
Commission will continue to meet the challenges with the
same degree of success that has characterized the Canal
operation."
"In my letters to both President Clinton and
President Perez Balladares I conveyed my pleasure in
being able to report that the Canal is functioning
efficiently and safely while providing record-breaking
transit service," the administrator reported. "I also noted
that the transition is progressing well and that we have a
highly qualified, dedicated and professional management
team." Guardia expressed complete confidence in the
ability and judgment of the newest member of the
management team, saying that Deputy Administrator
Joseph W. Cornelison has already made a positive impact


on the organization.
Guardia also expressed his appreciation for the
consistent support he received from Commission board
members throughout his tenure and for the contributions
they have made to the successful operation of the Canal
and the transition process.
"I am especially proud of my association with the
dedicated and highly skilled Canal work force, now 90
percent Panamanian, whose exceptional contributions
enable the Canal to achieve its demanding mission year
after year," he added. "It has been a profound honor to
work with such a strong, dedicated and caring community
of people."
On behalf of both the board and the entire work
force, Reeder said that Guardia's contributions to the
Canal have been enormous, pointing to the success of the
transition process, the accomplishment of major
modernization projects and the strength of the
management team. "The Panama Canal, all of us, owe
him a great deal of gratitude," Reeder said. "We wish him
every success in the private sector and look forward to
his continued advice and counsel."

The Panama Canal Spillway
October 20, 1995



Eating at the Napoli -
Italian with a touch of Panama

By Suzanne Dempsey

When I'm old and memories of Panama are fading,
I know I'll still dream of the Napoli. Come visit it with
me and you'll see what I mean. It's located on a narrow
side street off Avenida de los Martires (or 4th of July
Avenue). Tall, faceless buildings line the street. Sunlight
rarely touches the Napoli. For me this enhances its
mystique.
The five or six outdoor tables are always crowded,
usually with the more disreputable-looking clientele.
Swarthy muscular men lurk behind beers and speak
strange languages. Baby-boom generation Zonians also
sit outside, often on a Thursday night, perhaps en route
to further festivities. For many of them, the Napoli's
opening, in 1962, coincided with their coming of age. Out
here on the porch, women used to get their purses
snatched. Iron grillwork now prevents this, but I always
sit inside anyway.
Coming through the Napoli's portals, I'm always
briefly disoriented. The room is large, noisy, and bright.
Diners and waiters glance up resentfully at newcomers.
The thing to do is stride purposefully onwards and sit
down at the nearest empty table.
Habitu6s of the Napoli don't need a menu. Clams in
white or red sauce, a cold beer, and fresh bread (on the
house) are actually enough to fill a good-size stomach.
Still, the rest of the food looks so good you'll end up
ordering more. You should be warned that the spaghetti
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dishes are disappointing, because the pasta is soft and
squishy, as if it came out of a can. Kids seem to like it
this way, especially with meatballs. I don't. The
spaghettini, however, is done to perfection and comes
with a variety of sauces.
The seafood dishes are tasty. The portions aren't
huge, but then you can't expect too much when a plate of
breaded shrimp costs only $4.75. Breaded corvina is $3.50
and lobster parmesan will set you back $8.50.
Pizzas are by far the Napoli's most popular product.
They are cooked in a wood-burning oven behind the
counter. The menu lists a meatball topping, as well as
chicken, clam, and marinara toppings, and more typical
toppings such as pepperoni. Prices range from $1.75 for
a 10-inch mozzarella or marinara pizza to $8.50 for a 15-
inch olive and mushroom pizza. It's not on the menu, but
the jaded of palate might want to ask for the anchovy and
garlic pizza, which I can personally recommend.
Speaking of strong flavors, don't leave the Napoli
without trying the eggplant salad. This is raw slices of
eggplant "cooked" in a marinade of garlic, vinegar, and
I'm not sure what else but it's delicious, in moderation.
The garlic is very strong, so don't order this if you have
romantic plans for later in the evening.


"-y--' ---"' ]---- "' -



Service at the Napoli is brisk and efficient. The
waiters wear white dress shirts and black pants, which I
find reassuring. They're usually good natured, but when
over-burdened may begin to squabble. This gives a nice
home-away-from-home touch for families like ours in
which arguments usually erupt at the dinner table.
While you're eating, a sweet-faced old woman will
come up to your table offering lottery tickets. If it's
Wednesday or Sunday lunchtime, a lot of people will
come and try to sell you lottery tickets. And that's not all.
Sunglasses, candy, roses--all these things may be
proffered while you eat. Don't get upset. Just buy or
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shake your head in a friendly but final manner.
As far as decor is concerned, you won't find anything
"pastel" here, although you might describe the formica
counter as "avocado green". A wooden clock in the shape
of Italy, and paintings of sunsets and gondolas give the
place an Italian ambiente, of sorts. The square pillars
holding up the ceiling are adorned with plastic fruits,
flowers, and empty Chianti bottles. On the counter, a
note on the telephone informs you that due to its abuse
by certain persons, nobody may use it.
Finish off your meal with flan, gelatin, or cassata
(Italian ice cream) and of course a cappuccino or
expresso coffee. Make sure you have change to pay the
people who will claim to have watched your car. It's
easier to pay a quarter than to argue about it, and
besides, your bill at the Napoli will be so reasonable you
will be able to afford it.

The Panama News
May 27 June 9, 1995



Dredging Division builds
new Headquarters

By Joaquin Horna

The new main office for the Panama Canal
Commission Dredging Division serves as an example of
the longstanding Panama Canal tradition of building for
the future.
Constructed by a contractor at a cost of nearly $1
million, the new building replaces a two-story wooden
structure that was built in the late 1930s, when the
Dredging Division moved from Paraiso to Gamboa. The
increased use of computers and other office-automation
equipment was overloading the electrical system of the
old building, creating potential hazards. In addition, the
structure needed continuous maintenance to seal off leaks
in the roof and walls and to control bats, termites and
other pests.
The new 900-square-meter, one-story concrete
building provides more efficient use of space. Partitions
separate the 42 administrative, procurement, control,
operations and engineering staff members who manage
dredging operations. The procurement and control
offices, previously separated by two floors, are now
together. The division and section chiefs have closed
rooms, with the division chiefs office connecting with a
work and conference room. The building also provides
more space for the Operations Branch chief and assistant
chief, who used to share a small room.
Another improvement over the old building is an
area where visitors can be seated without crowding
employee work areas. Other organizational improvements
include a second conference room that is equipped with
audiovisual and communications systems and an area
where employees can study blueprints and project designs
or use a CD-ROM to access catalogues for spare parts
and equipment. Facsimile, photocopier and other office
equipment is also kept in this area.
The new building has modern restrooms and a fully
equipped lunch room with seating accommodations for
20 -- a major convenience in a remote area like Gamboa.






It stands a few feet away from and faces the Canal, with
several outside benches providing a front-row view of
transit operations.
The old building will be demolished, except for the
ground floor, which will be refurbished to house the
timekeeping office and conference and storage areas. As
for the new building, division officials say it was built to
last long into the 21st century.

The Panama Canal Spillway
September 8, 1995



Ft. Espinar to be
low-cost housing

Fort Espinar, the former Fort Gulick that once
housed the US Army School of the Americas, will be
converted into a low-cost housing complex in September.
ARI plans to use the 331 housing units, stores, gas
station, and recreational facilities to improve the Atlantic
side's present housing shortage. Some of the buildings,
which were shot up in the December 1989 invasion and
never repaired, will require extensive repairs before they
can be used.

The Panama News
May 19 June 9, 1995


NIIT Names Technical Director

After careful consideration, the NIIT Working Group
Forum has selected Dr. James L. Latimer, of Los
Angeles-based Hughes Telecommunications and Space
Company (HTS), as the consortium's Technical Director.
"Jim Latimer will be a tremendous asset to NIIT, and
we are grateful to Hughes for supporting him," said NIIT
Executive Director Troy Eid.
"Jim brings a wealth of practical experience to the
consortium, coupled with a proven ability to work hard to
meet our objectives. He has been a key player in NIIT's
Health Care Working Group, and is well known to our
Middleware and Networking teams. We look forward to
working with Jim to create a world-class NII Testbed.
Latimer is a 21-year veteran of Hughes Electronics
Corporation, of which HTS is a part. He has been active
in NIIT for more than a year. His past experience
includes engineering, technical management, and business
development in satellites, communications and
information systems.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical
Engineering, Physics and Applied Mathematics from Rice
University in 1973; an M.S. in Electrical Engineering
from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in
1974; and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Applied
Physics from Caltech in 1978.
According to Latimer, "I chose telecommunications
as my career because of a belief that the peoples of the
world would understand each other better if only they
could exchange ideas more easily. Since then, satellites
and data networks have contributed greatly to a better
life for hundreds of millions of people.


"As the next step, NIIT provides a unique
opportunity for us to focus expertise from some of the
top companies and laboratories in the United States on
issues of key concern to businesses and our society. I
hope that our nation, if not the world, will look to NIIT
for leadership in development and use of the Information
Superhighway to solving these problems. I am very
pleased to have the support of extremely talented and
creative individuals representing NIIT membership and
am eager to move forward with validating applications
and technology on the Testbed."
As Technical Director, Latimer will lead the
implementation of the Nil Testbed, a sustainable network
backbone and systems integration environment capable of
supporting multiple NIIT application projects. Latimer
will also ensure that NIIT applications projects meet the
consortium's technical objectives of promoting
interoperability across distributed, heterogeneous
environments.
Latimer can be reached at (310)364-6577 or by email
at jllatimer@niit.org.

NIIT News
Summer/Fall 1995


Roosevelt Medal
Descendants gather


Members of the Roosevelt Medal Descendants and
their families held their second annual gathering at the
Panama Canal on August 15, 1995, in conjunction with
the 81st anniversary of the Canal's opening. About forty
members, as well as the Panama Canal Commission
Administrator Gilberto Guardia and Deputy
Administrator Joseph Cornelison, met at the Quarry
Heights Officer's Club. Members assemble in Panama
every August 15th to celebrate the canal's anniversary.
The non-profit organization is dedicated to the
preservation of the memory of American citizens who
helped to build the Panama Canal and who were
awarded the Roosevelt Medal by the President of the
United States.
The group is also working to establish a society of
descendants of Roosevelt Medal recipients to promote
civic and cultural activities designed to honor the
contribution of their forefathers in the construction of the
Panama Canal. Their address is Box 3344, Balboa,
Ancon, Rep. of Panama.
The Panama News
September 2-15, 1995

The following Roosevelt Medal Descendants and
their families were present at this event:

Alcedo, Diana (Guardia); Alemin, Maria (Guardia);
Coffey, Carolyn (Hackett); DeLaMater, William; Eder,
Anne (Quinn); Engelke, John; Engelke, Wilma;
Guizado-Novey, Raul; Husum, John, Kosik, Nina
(Brown); Little, Elizabeth (Peterson); Lynch, Maureen
(IIusum), Phillips, Richard; Quinn, Bruce; Quinn,
Marc; Raymond, Frank; Smith, Clarita (Thayer);
Thayer, Berta.
Marc Quinn
APO AA 34002
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He's One of Us

John Harris, the City's GIS Manager, Community
Development Department (formerly the Engineering
Department) has spent his adult life overcoming
obstacles many of us cannot imagine, and in October
1994 his determination and achievements were recognized
when the Dothan Area Governor's Committee on
Employment of People with Disabilities named him
Employee of the Year for 1994.
Those who know John know him by his winning
smile and quick wit--and his "can do" attitude. We are not
surprised that he would receive such an honor.
It has been almost 25 years since John's life was
forever changed by an automobile accident that left him
a paraplegic. In the intervening years, he has compiled an
impressive series of achievements, overcoming numerous
obstacles as a person with a disability.
John started with the City in December 1977 as a
Draftsperson I. In 1979 he was promoted to Draftsperson
II. Seeing that drafting was fast becoming a computerized
process, he returned to college and obtained a B.S.
degree in Computer Science and Information in 1985. In


1988 he was promoted to Engineering Assistant and
became the resident computer expert for the Engineering
staff as the City started to expand into computerized
engineering services.
Predictably, John's personal and professional
foresight into the future of drafting and computerized
engineering services led to his recent promotion to the
new position of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Manager.
John is an inspiration to others and an asset to the
City of Dothan, often offering comments and suggestions
on designing City public works projects to accommodate
the physically disabled.
Speaking of people with disabilities, John said, "Give
us a chance. Not everybody will make it, but everybody
without a disability doesn't make it either."

The Grapevine
The City of Dothan Employee Newsletter
July 1, 1995

(Editor's Note: John is the son of the late Gardner and
Jean Harris. Gardner was a C.Z. police officer and Jean
was a nurse at Corozal Hospital in the Canal Zone.)


Your Reporter Says...


ALABAMA fo

The month of October has been quite eventful for 1 ,il w..,
many people in our area. Hurricane Opal hit the Gulf
Coast region rather hard and we here in Alabama had
strong winds and lots of rain. We lost electricity and
phone lines and some damage to homes, but nothing to
compare with the beach area of Florida. Our golfers had
their Gas House Gang Tournament rained out but we
did manage to have our October Birthday Luncheon the e .
day before the storm. Many guests attended whom we -
hadn't seen in some time. It was great seeing all the old
friends.


Seated L-R: Flossie Fallon, Joanne Corliss, and
Babe Kessler. Standing L-R: Edna Koval, and Edna
O'Donnell, October Birthday Luncheon.
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Dolores Cleveland, Area Reporter and friend.


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Aggie Mulroy, Flossie Fallon and Flossie Derrer.














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Hostesses Elsie Woodruff and Kay Daniels at the
October Birthday Luncheon.
Rick Kinsey, son of Beverly and the late Dick Kinsey,
went to Battle Creek, MI, on September 20-24 as a team
member for the state of Florida in the A.SA. Men's
Class D Slow Pitch National Championship. After the
two-game limitation, U.S.A. Dinner, Graceville, FL, lost
to New Hampshire 13-11 and then to New York 8-5.
Rick sat back and enjoyed the 29 F weather with a wind
chill of 15. This was quite a difference from Alabama's
80-90 degrees.
Lou Hunt and sister Noreen Lucas from New Jersey
left following the storm for Florida to visit sister and
brother-in-law, Bernice and Andrew Jackson. Then on to
Largo for a visit with Joe and Darlene (Woodruff) Hunt
and Jerry (Hunt) and Jim Farnsworth of Merritt Island.
Then off to Houston, TX, with a stop to see Mary and
Jack Rouff.
Marie (Raymond) Bierbaum visited her son
Raymond Bierbaum and wife Marty for two weeks in
Portsmouth, VA. While there, everyone enjoyed the new
pool and sunshine. All also spent a day at Virginia Beach,
VA.
Well, that's all for now from Dothan and as they say
around here, "Y'all come see us soon".

Dolores Cleveland
Reporter
(334) 793-4812




ARKANSAS

The Bruce Sanders III family held a mini-reunion at
the home of Dorothy Sanders, Bentonville, AR, in late
September to celebrate Bruce's birthday. Present along
with Bruce were wife Sandy, from Allen, TX; her
mother, Bea Younger, of Virginia, and Bruce's two sons:
Curt with wife Kim and children, Ryan and Collin, also
from Allen. Son Doug and friend Anna from Los Gatos,
CA.
Mike Horoda and Bud Balcer attended the fall
gathering in Tulsa, OK, of the Panama Canal Society of
Oklahoma. Once again the weather was fantastic.
Peggy and Nobby Keller report they have stayed
close to home for the summer.


L-R: Earl Wrenn, Luke Palumbo, Mary Ellen
(McGann) Thomas, Maxine Wrenn.


L-R: Jim Pfau, Lee Butz, Grace
Marilyn Annen.


Pfau, Harry Butz,


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L-R: Jessie Newhard, Bud Balcer, Etta Fay Ferrell.

Addie Colclasure came home from Good Land, KS,
accompanied by her sister to take care of personal
business (property taxes and a new roof for the house)
and returned to Kansas. Daughter Marian keeps busy
with her work at two different area schools. The
appearance of grandson Freddie and his fiancee at the
fall dinner was a pleasant surprise. Marian also reported
that Lou Colclasure, wife of David, had hip replacement
surgery and is doing well.
John and Polly Michaelis had son Zachary and
family from California come for a visit.
Jack and Joan Corliss drove to Dothan, AL, to
attend the Gas House Golf get-together and were glad to
see lots of old friends. The golf playing had to be
postponed because of Hurricane Opal and "she" also kept
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them from going on to Gulf Shores, FL. They are
planning a trip to Las Vegas, NV, in late November.
The Harps Harold and Jerry are kept busy with
construction business and were made grandparents once
again.
The Huffmans Kathleen and Willard buzzed off
to Wynne, AR, to spend one week visiting their four
grandchildren while their parents, Kathy and Will
Huffman, jetted off to Marco Island, FL, for a brief
vacation. Enjoyed the visit a lot. Came back home and
then flew to New York to visit Kathleen's brother and
sister Bob Donahue and Elinor Callahan. Went to the
Belmont Race Track and picked up a few bucks. Then on
to Atlantic City and Kathleen found the quarter poker
machines quite friendly.
Your reporter drove to McGregor, IA, during the
month of August and helped my stepmother, Edna
Balcer, celebrate her 87th birthday. Friends and relatives
came by and we enjoyed cake and ice cream. On the way
home, I stopped overnight at Lake Okoboji, for a short
visit with my brother Charles and his family. Looking
forward to attending the next reunion in 1996.

Robert "Bud" Balcer
Reporter
(501) 273-3754
Bob and Mary McGimsey, Fayetteville (PCC 1955-
57), recently returned from a 25-day RV trip which took
them to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand
Tetons, and included a visit to grandchildren in
Longmont, CO. This was their first visit to Yellowstone
and McGimsey observed that, "The wild animals in the
park have 'tamed' their human visitors, evidently
considering them a natural part of the landscape." He
noted that at one time a herd of 17 bison wandered down
the road of their RV park as if looking for a space for
the night before opting for the nearby woods. Another
time, a coyote, fully aware of their presence, proceeded
across a walkway not 30 feet from them, casually
continuing his search for unwary prairie dogs. The
rangers continually reminded them that the animals were
wild and should be respected as such. It was a wonderful
trip followed by an equally wonderful trip to Colombia,
MO, to see their youngest son get married.
In mid-October, Jim and Grace Pfau of Golden
Valley, MN, were guests of Mary Condon for a few days.
For a number of years the Pfaus worked with the Schools
Division in the Zone. Besides doing some sightseeing in
the area, they had the chance to attend the PC Fall
Luncheon and to visit other friends from Canal Zone
days. They went on to Oklahoma to visit relatives in
Tulsa and Oklahoma City before returning to Minnesota.
The latter part of October Mary Condon and Carl
and Petie Maedl joined a 55PLUS fall foliage tour to
Williamsburg, VA, making stops en route to places like
Memphis, Nashville, Gatlinburg, and Ashville.
Among those attending the fall luncheon was
Maradee (Scarborough) Stroupe, who has recently
moved back to Clarksville, AR, from San Antonio, TX.
She is the daughter of William and Marge Scarborough
of Clarksville. Maradee is a BHS graduate, class of '70,
and she also attended Canal Zone Junior College in
1974.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Wilson, of Bella Vista, were
also at the luncheon. They were in the Zone from 1945-
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47. Harold was a 1st lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry at Ft.
Clayton, in charge of a Jungle Platoon. Donna Patterson
worked with the Accounting Department at Balboa
Heights. They were married 6/29/46 at Balboa Union
Church, with the Rev. Robert H. Rolofson performing
the ceremony. They are hoping to return to Panama in
1996 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mary-Ellen (McGann) Thomas and her family
recently moved back to Little Rock AFB from the St.
Louis area. Mary-Ellen, the daughter of Alice and Ted
McGann, lived as a young child in Coco Solito. Her
parents live in Orlando, and Mary-Ellen said that in July
they "survived" a family reunion in conjunction with the
Panama Canal reunion.
Mrs. Ella Stokes of Joplin, MO, attended the fall
luncheon accompanied by her daughter Jennifer (Stokes)
Beck. Ella's husband Bobby Joe Stokes, 68, died October
3, 1995, after a long illness. He worked on the Atlantic
side of the Isthmus.
Bill and Esther (Butz) Clair have moved from
Oklahoma to Lawrenceville, GA. In October they visited
Bill's mother in Quincy, IL, and then spent several days
with Esther's parents, Harry and Lenor Butz, in
Springdale, AR.

Petie Maedl
Reporter
(501) 442-5033


CALIFORNIA

What can I say about the West Coast Reunion
besides FAN-TAS-TIC! The Bahai Hotel hosted one of
our largest groups--and what a fun loving group it was.
The piggyback planning of high school reunions gives
more folks the incentive to connect with old friends and
treasured times. From all reports, this year's BHS Classes
of 1940 and 1945 and CHS Class of 1942 did just that.
Zonians in Mola attire were everywhere. Looking
especially spectacular in Mola creations were Stella
Boggs DeMarr, Bill and Jean Quinn (wearing shirts
designed and hand sewn by "Mrs Q"), Leo Krziza, Anna
Collins and Pat Beall.
Tito Mouynes surpassed his usual superlative music
and judging from the "mass of merrymakers on the dance
floor everyone liked what they heard.
It was fun watching Michael Young and Ray Husum
and wives on the dance floor. They started the evening
ever so cautiously and soon were "cumbiando" all over
the floor. Ray Husum, a former Las Cruces Street
neighbor to Jolie Kilby Seeley and the Morrises, is a 3rd-
year law student to be graduated in June with a specialty
in Corporate Law.
John Magee shared his expert moves with sisters,
Susie Allen and Anne Severy. Eddie Doran, John Hanson
and Charlie Becktell kept the ladies happy by dancing
with as many as possible.
A group of ladies, Carol Harris, Delia Henderson,
Janet Nesbitt Laschinger, Betty Chan Snow, and Phyllis
Zemer Wright formed a "conjunto tipico" and danced to
the lively rhythm in a circle. The Hollowell sisters,
Victoria Allen and Hope Hirons, Toni Huff, Royce and
Sue Lewis all the way from Las Cruces, NM, kept their
toes tapping at their seats.




























Some notable persons of the coordinating officials for many of the West Coast Reunions, on the left, Norma Horine,
and Hope Hollowell with brother David Hollowell.


... .. --'

Betty (Comley) Forgeson, Joan (Ridge)
deGrummond, and Linda (Reimann) Morris.

Sharon O'Brien recently enjoyed a visit from parents,
Chuck and Sally O'Brien, from Tallahassee. Mike and
Clelia Fernandez report that their son has just been
transferred to San Jose, Costa Rica. Dwight Van Evera
flew in from Sedona, AZ. Dwight was watching it while
wife Pat was guiding a tour group to Tibet. Dwight says
he'll be back next year with "Sis" and Pat.
Lt. Col. Katherine McCarthy, who was introduced to
the Society by Fern Horine Dabill, enjoyed mingling and
was seen more than once on the dance floor. Fern
Horine Dabill was sorely missed. She died just days
before the reunion after a long illness. Her golf
tournament cronies really missed her on the links this
year. She was a skilled golfer and a witty lady.
Speaking of golf Tom McGuinness was low scorer
as usual. Tom Rice, official tournament photographer,
surely missed a great shot this year. A seemingly tame
coyote wandered close to the golfers on the Tecolote
Canyon Course. He even rolled in the grass and sunned
himself.


DA BOYZ, Tom and Ed Rice, Jack Clay, Art
Farrell, escaped on their usual getaway to Laughlin, NV,
for a few days of R&R after the tournament. Rose and
Marion didn't mind a bit, they had the credit cards.
Tito's last dance ended with the traditional "God
Bless America" with everyone singing and hugging. Do
you get goose bumps when you hear that extraordinary
finale? I always do remembering friends and days past.
Bob Wolfenstein was Master of Ceremonies at the
Sunday breakfast. Patrick Stone was our young Honor
Guard. Tito played the "Star Spangled Banner" and the
"Himno Del Patria" while the group joined in.
Our program was an up-to-date presentation on
Panama hosted by David Hollowell. Adele Argo and
Agnes Reinke Davis drove up from Laguna Niguel for
the day. They both looked wonderful.
There was a continuation of music, dancing, and lots
of "bochinche" and all the committee members are again
applauded for a grand affair.
Blanquita McNatt Schield's son, Tommie Davidson
Jr., was married on July 22nd in Honolulu, HI. Blanquita
and her husband Paul will be visiting with brother
Richard and Pandora McNatt in the fall. Brother John
has retired and lives in Juneau, AK.
Nancy Gill Guthridge and husband Bill joined the
fun at the Bahai. Nancy and Bill are getting ready to
travel cross country again. Nancy was passing out photos,
(oldies but goodies), taken 40 years ago with her first
camera.
Dennis and Pat Kenealy Scoval attended the
Reunion for the second time and this time brought along
brother Jim Kenealy. Another blast from the past -
Dennis and yours truly, Linda Reimann Morris, were
classmates at DePaul University, Chicago, some umpteen
years ago. Imagine, meeting again at a Panama reunion.

Linda Reimann Morris
Reporter
(619) 453-3305








COLORADO

First, let me thank each of you for the overwhelming
number of calls and letters supporting this reporter's
poetic agility. There really were two. Maybe you have
some little Panama poem running around in your head.
Efforts do bring rewards, and we're pretty easy here, so
let go of those verses.
Dick Sullivan, CHS'51, now of Mountain Home, AR,
called and wrote to say that his mother Ada Sullivan
passed away on February 26th of this year in Florence,
SC, where she was living with her daughter Pat
(Sullivan) Sprengelmeyer. Dick also notes that "she was
from pioneer stock in Colorado. Her family homesteaded
areas in the prairies east of Denver back in the 1860s and
70s. She was just a ranch and tiny-Colorado town girl
who ended up in the Canal Zone from 1935 to 1958."
Ada married R. L. Sullivan, eventually to become the
general manager of the Commissary Division, in 1926 and
the couple moved to the little town of Joes, CO, where
R.L. intended to write a book while teaching high school.
In Colorado today, Joes is legendary for a basketball
team "consisting of ten farm boys that won the Colorado
State Championship four years in a row and in 1929 went
to Chicago to play for the National title." Little Joes
ended up coming in third in the nation and their coach
was none other than R.L. Sullivan. How many of us in
Margarita in the 50s had any idea. More on Margarita in
a coming issue. Send in those old stories.
Susan Alves, BHS'67, now an insurance adjuster in
Kansas City, also was good enough to call with the report
that she is very much alive in '95. She and ex-husband
Bill Hunter have two sons, Ryan (21) and William (19),
who attend college nearby. Tom Alves works in
Louisville, KY, as a mechanical engineer for the Navy
although who would have thought we'd have a naval base
in Kentucky. That's heavy sea duty, but then Tom always
had a way. Susan's two sisters also reside in Kentucky.
Dot Kennedy writes that she and Roy visited two of
Roy's brothers and her sister and brother-in-law, Harriett
and Mark McNeal, on a trip east last May. they also
stopped "...in Colonial Williamsburg for 4 days, holding
a reunion with all of Dot's sisters: Jeanie McAndrews,
Olive and husband Len Krouse, and Harriett and Mark.
While they were there, they were visited for a day by
June (Bunker) and Paul Ellison. Lots of old memories
were enjoyed with this former next-door neighbor from
Barnaby St." The Kennedys plan to attend their
granddaughter's wedding in Washington in July and then
Dot's 55th BHS class reunion in San Diego in September.
More recently, Dennis McNamee, BHS'63, reports
that he was involved in the discovery of a new species of
dinosaur similar to the pterodactyl and now named the
Kepodactylus insperatus. After pulling through a nasty
concussion last year and previous spinal surgery, Dennis
these days is working on a degree in History and
volunteering time in the paleontology department of the
Denver Museum of Natural History.
Margaret Maloy has been to Hungary twice in the
last year in addition to traveling to Panama with Davis
Stevenson last dry season. She travels by herself, but then
if you're from Pedro Miguel you can do anything. She
also notes that she recently moved to a retirement home
here in Boulder and is very pleased with her new digs.


Finally, Jay and Diane French (Sparks) have
relocated to Ft. Collins from Jacksonville, FL. They were
visited by son John R. Gough III and his family in July.
In closing, a sheepish appeal to the special forces
compare from Denver who called...I lost your name and
phone number. Please call again. I know I would do
better if only I had a better mind and a better body.

Stew Brown
Reporter
(303) 440-8456


FLORIDA

Clearwater

George Tochterman and teammates from Seminole
Lakes Racquet Club won the State of Florida
championship for the 50-year-old and older participants
in May. The team went to Palm Springs, CA, to compete
in the National U.S. Tennis Association championship
held October 19-24.
Plans are in the making for Liz Zent Beall to fly out
to San Bernandino, CA, to attend her grandson's
(Warren Bell) wedding to Ali Dellemonache on January
1, 1996.
Kathy Grinnell Thornhill was surprised to meet
Vickie VanVeldt Johnson when she appeared in Kathy's
office. This chance meeting spurred Kathy to have a get-
together at her mother's home in Tampa. Barbara
Hickey Grinnell entertained about twenty guests on
October 15th with a cocktail hour with empanadas,
seviche, etc, prior to an early buffet dinner.
Those in attendance were Kathy and son
Christopher, David Hernandez, Marge McBride,
Margaret Martin, Millie Hickey, Liz Beall, Ruth Barlow
Schmidt, Carol Barlow Vezino, Jim and Barbara Boyer
Slover, Chuck Stewart (Jim's Army friend), Judy Tipton
Hooper, Margaret Leigh, Maria and John Grinnell, and
Betty Snow. Unfortunately, the guests of honor, Harvey
and Vickie Johnson, were unable to attend as Vickie
stayed home with a bad case of bronchitis. Everyone had
a most enjoyable time at this get-together.
The West Coast Panama Canal Reunion held
September 22-24th lured many Floridians to attend. The
BHS Class of '40 held their 55th class reunion so most of
this group went to that reunion. Those attending were
Pat Beall, Stella Boggs DeMarr, Rick Nelson, Bill and
Marie Haggarty Ewing, Betty Comley Forgeson, Billie
Bowen Martin, Dottie and Al Pate, Gertrude McConaghy
Roberts, Alice Houghton Rodby, and Betty Snow. Stella
entertained the class during their dinner with her usual
toe-tapping music.
Billie Martin had a wonderful time visiting old
friends. She was most pleased to see a childhood friend,
Bill Zemer, who took her sightseeing after the Sunday
brunch. From San Diego, she went to visit the Boyd
triplets for three days. Then she flew to Maui to spend a
wonderful week with her daughter Gail Winkler from
Seattle.
The Morlands were off on another Baltic cruise for
two weeks visiting Oslo, Stockholm, Lithuania, Poland, St.
Petersburg, etc., on the Cunard Line's Vistafjord from






July 22nd to August 3rd. Mrs. Virginia Morland and her
four daughters, two adopted daughters (Bev Wood and
Margaret Leigh), and some spouses accompanied her.
Those who went on the cruise were Carol and Burt
Mead, Bev (Bowman) and Joe Wood, Sally and Tom
Williams, Mary Coffey, Sunny and Henry Mizrachi, and
Margaret Leigh. Also accompanying the group was Al
Kubski who used to play baseball in Panama for
Morland. Unfortunately, Robin and Peter Morland were
unable to go on the cruise.
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Baltic Cruises, L-R: Beverly Bowman Wood, Carol
Morland Mead, Mary Morland Coffey, Margaret
Leigh and Sally Morland Williams.
Margaret Leigh spent a delightful two weeks in
Mashpee Island, Cape Cod, shortly before she was off on
that Baltic cruise with the Morland clan. This delightful
visit was spent with her sister, Ann (Mrs. Bill) Cardoze,
and nieces Denise Clement, Michelle Tapia and Connie
Shyne and their children.

Betty Snow
Reporter
(813) 799-4769


trip to Nashua, NH, for a short visit with their longtime
friends, Howard and Arleen Osborn.
Jeanne (Walker) Wagner of Eagle River, AK, spent
several days with her parents, George and Mayno Walker,
early in October, en route to a Radiation Therapy
Conference held at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami
Beach, FL. She is a Radiation Therapist at the
Anchorage Radiation Therapy Clinic in Alaska and
participated in the four-day conference.
Later they took a weekend trip to Key West before
returning home. Though they encountered heavy rains,
they did enjoy a little of Florida's sandy beaches.
Sarasotans Myrtle Hughes and Jay Cain were among
the 28 Panama Canal folks taking the Caribbean cruise
on the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Seaward sponsored by
John and Muriel (Holmelin) Whitman. The ship made
stops at Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Croix and
San Juan. Due to the hurricanes, some of the island stops
had to be changed.
Myrtle and Jay said the weather was perfect and the
company was great. There were 1400 passengers which
included 200 honeymoon couples. All the Panama Canal
folks had much fun just being together. Jay and Myrtle
said it was the best cruise they had been on so far.
Allen and Kay Miller enjoyed a two-week visit from
their daughter Martha (Miller) Hoskins and her son
Michael Allen of Portland, OR. Michael celebrated his
12th birthday at the home of his grandparents. They also
visited the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, FL,
and had an overnight visit in Orlando with their Canal
Zone friend, Helen Dudak.
Blanche (Walker) Hartman enjoyed a visit from her
granddaughter and family, Ken and Cheryl (Mclntire)
Burkemper and children Jessica and Eric from Bethany,
OK. During their visit Blanche hosted her birthday club
luncheon. Her grandson-in-law, Ken, who owns a
restaurant in Bethany, planned and prepared the lunch
while Cheryl and the children surprised their
grandmother and decorated the house and luncheon table
after she had gone to bed. A nice happy surprise for
Blanche and all the guests to enjoy.


Sarasota


Maxine and Bill Dixon enjoyed visits with several
former Zonians following the Panama Canal Reunion in
Orlando. Jane (Faris) Brown stopped by with her son
Glenn for a visit of several days before returning to their
home in Colorado Springs, CO. Ricardo and Rose Fong,
with their daughters, Pat with her son Brett; and Judy
and her family, all from Torrance, CA, were also visitors.
Mike and Marion (Neely) Greene joined the Dixons
for an informal get-together and spent the afternoon
reminiscing and catching up with the visitors.
Other visitors included Bill's sister Hilda (Dixon)
Harrold of Safety Harbor, FL; Tilly Hagan of Myrtle
Beach, SC; and Kaye Hamilton with her daughter from
Panama where Kaye is on the teaching staff with the
Schools Division. A happy gabfest was enjoyed by all.
Fred and Bev Ebdon accompanied by his brother
and sister-in-law, Joe and Rae Ebdon, travelled in their
motor home to Vermont for a two-week visit with Edna
and Jim Million (also of Sarasota) at their summer home
in St. Albans, VT. While there, Fred and Bev took a side


Blanche Hartman visit from granddaughter and family.
Standing: Ken Burkemper. Seated L-R: daughter
Jessica, Blanche, wife Cheryl Burkemper and son
Eric.






Almond and Diane (Skinner) Snider, formerly of
Falmouth, MA, have recently moved to their permanent
Florida residence in Sun City Center. Diane and her
husband have been spending their summers in Sarasota
for the last five years and are now permanent Floridians.
Her mother Carline "Snookie" (Wertz) Skinner lives at
the Mayflower Retirement Center in Winter Park, FL,
and they are able to visit more frequently.
Diane is a Balboa High School graduate and the
daughter of the late Ralph Skinner, a former Panama
Canal employee and well-known freelance photographer.
Her mother "Snookie" worked for many years at the
Cristobal Commissary.
Tom and Barbara Peterson of Sarasota met their
daughter Elaine Little and grandson Tommy in
Milwaukee on October 12th and drove on to Green Bay,
WI. They visited the Packer Hall of Fame and thoroughly
enjoyed the tour. They also visited the pro shop and
bought some souvenirs. They attended the America's
Pack tailgate party on Sunday, the 15th, prior to the
game and then saw their team beat the Detroit Lions 30-
21. It was a great game and the air was cool but they
were bundled up and were comfortable. They did some
more sightseeing and shopping and then returned to their
home on October 17th. A great time was had by all and
the memories will last a long time. They were even
fortunate enough to see the leaves changing color in
Wisconsin too.

Gladys B. Humphrey
Reporter
(813) 955-1900



Pensacola

The Pensacola area was struck a second time this
year on October 4, 1995. This time hurricane Opal, which
was a category three, hit the area. The hardest hit areas
near Pensacola were Navarre, Fort Walton, and
Pensacola Beach. Most of the damage on Pensacola
Beach was due to a storm surge instead of high mileage
wind gusts. The beach was closed to the public, and the
National Guard was called to help restore order. Four-
wheel-drive vehicles were the only cars that were allowed
on the beach since most of the sand dunes had been
washed away and roadways were cluttered with debris
and much sand.
Germaine York said that her sister Janet Slaughter,
who lives on the beach, was quite lucky because there
was a large sand dune in front of the house which
surprisingly held during the storm surge. Germaine, who
lives in Gulf Breeze, said that her area was not hit too
hard and received minimal damage to her house in
comparison to when hurricane Aaron hit Pensacola.
Hurricane Aaron was a direct hit on the city of
Pensacola.
Barbara Vose said her family stayed at home for
hurricane Aaron;; however, when she heard that Opal
may have been upgraded to a category five, her family,
including Don, Darla, Shane, and Robert Vose all decided
to evacuate to the Ferry Pass Middle School which was
set up as a shelter. Barbara said that Aaron which was
almost a category two hurricane did severe damage to
their house. The damage, she said, was due mostly to a
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tornado that had run wild through their neighborhood.
Just before hurricane Opal hit, there was a mass exodus
of people fleeing the area due to the radio reports. In
addition, the traffic was so slow on the highways that
there were reports of people panicking, leaving their cars
and walking because it was faster than driving a car to
safety. For years, the city of Pensacola and the adjacent
cities have been in need of an evacuation route. After
Opal hit, there was much talk about actually building an
1-65 connector to Pensacola so that people can evacuate
the area quicker.
Also, during the hurricane, my friends Kevin Vose,
BHS'84, and Jimmy Lovelady, BHS'84, called because
they had heard that the hurricane was to hit this area and
to catch up on the latest news. On Sunday, November 5,
1995, we have planned another get-together. Ed
Williams, who was born on the Atlantic side, is the
manager at Coconut Bay at the Holiday Inn. He has been
kind enough to let us have a get-together at Coconut Bay.

William Drummond, Jr.
Reporter
(904) 476-1966



Tallahassee

Now that the reunion is behind us, I can now verify
first hand that Skip's new hip joint works like a champ,
as anyone who attended the dances can attest. Skip called
that his "coming out" party. Between the dance floor and
the swimming pool, he put it to the test. Miranda
Friedel, our granddaughter, spent Friday night with us at
the hotel in preparation for an early start at the
swimming pool with Grandpa Skip. Which one had more
fun? Skip wore her out and she slept for two days.
Our nephew Kenneth Gerhart from Alexandria, VA,
came to visit with us before the reunion which was a very
welcomed visit, as he doesn't get this way very often. He
followed us down to Orlando to visit our daughter Renee
Friedel and family. He went on to Clearwater to visit
with his grandmother, Sara Rowley. We stayed with
Renee and Brian and our grandchildren, Miranda and
Matthew, for a 4th of July block party which lasted for
two nights (somebody had to finish the keg). There were
seven nationalities represented in the fifty people who
attended, so it was a real treat to be back in the
international realm, even for a short time.
Laverne Larrabee recently took a seven-day Eastern
Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Cruise ship
Windward, on which she departed from San Juan, Puerto
Rico, and visited such exotic ports as Aruba, Curacao,
Tortola, St. Johns, St. Thomas and returned to San Juan.
She said, "I had an absolutely super time".
Upon returning from the cruise and between her
volunteer work schedule, she got ready for a two-week
visit from her son Douglas Larrabee, his wife Zoraida
and her grandson Bryan, 11, who are still living in
Cardenas.
The end of August she is flying to Cincinnati to
spend a week with her mother and on to Bernardsville,
NJ, to spend a week with her daughter Joyce Russell.
George Gauger informed us that he was married
June 17, 1995, to Ruth Hornsby at her home in Neils






Landing, FL. All their children were present, including
George's brother Elmer Gauger and his wife from El
Paso, TX. George and Ruth will live in their city home in
Tallahassee and part of the time at their country home in
Neils Landing in the summer.

Beverly R. Rowley
Reporter
(904) 422-2151



HAWAII

My brother "Billy D" of Panama sent this photo of
some members of BPOE Elks Lodge 1414 Panama taken
at the Panama Canal Society 1995 Reunion in Orlando.
Lodge members had donated money to send "Ashby", for
thirty years the club's bartender, to the Florida reunion
as their Good Will Ambassador, and indeed he handled
that task pleasantly.
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At 1995 PCSOFL Annual Reunion at Orlando, FL; Elks
Lodge 1414, Balboa, R.P. L-R: Lindolf Ashby, Lodge
bartender (30 years), Jim Morris, Lloyd Spradlin, Bill
De La Mater, Jack Hoyle, Al Hanson, Dave Bishop
(Exalter ruler).

Processed too late for the last Hawaii report was this
photo of Jean (Walsh) Kaufman and Dorothy (Hinds)
Davis, Zonians (and Society members) whom I enjoyed
visiting in Menlo Park, CA, in July.

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Jean (Walsh) Kaufman and Dorothy (Hinds) Davis,
both of Menlo Park, CA.


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Clockwise from upper left: Hank Dolim, "Whiskey"
Waishkey, Virginia Dolim, Lois Bates, Katya De La
Mater at PCSOFL '95 Reunion.

Here's another happy reunion group with "Whisky"
Waishkey. His wife Pam must have taken the picture.
Many of us in Hawaii and elsewhere have been
saddened by the death of Bill Taylor, one of my and my
daughter's dear friends, who died in September of cancer
after a brief illness. His widow, my dear friend Jan
(Koperski), chose to keep the burial ceremony at
Punchbowl National Cemetery as brief and simple as
possible. It was followed by a buffet supper gathering of
about fifty friends and family at her home, arranged by
her four children, all of whom were here (resident or
visiting) along with some grandchildren. Jan and Bill
were married in the Zone, where her Koperski family
were well known since construction days, and Bill was an
Army Air Corps pilot stationed at Albrook Field.

Lois DeLaMater Bates
Reporter
(808) 923-2766




INDIANA

Jane McCauley, who lives in Terre Haute, IN, called
to say that she had a visit from Marjorie Frensley and
her brother, both of whom had been to a reunion in
Illinois. Jane and Marjorie used to play bridge together
before they both retired. Jane had also taught two of
Marjorie's children at Curundu Junior High School. It
was a very enjoyable visit.
Jane's son Mickey and his family live in Lynnhaven,
FL, near to Panama City. Their home was not damaged
by the hurricane which passed through recently. It is a
seventy-eight-year-old home, a Sears Roebuck house built
in 1917.
Jackie Werbrouck of Mishawaka, IN, called to say
that she and Marcel were leaving on a trip. Their
itinerary will include a stop in St. Louis to visit her sister
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Andree (Whitlock) Collins. They will then go to
Fayetteville, AR, to visit with Jackie's mother Francis B.
Whitlock and also with an aunt and uncle, Minnie and
Mike Crooks, and also with Judith (Crooks) Daily.
Jackie and Marcel will remain in this area until
October 28th when they plan to return to St. Louis and
visit Marcel's sister and her husband, Clare and Ken
Kaufman. Jackie also mentioned that they had gone to
Buchanan, MI, and brought their 16-year-old grandson
Aaron Dokey back with them for a weekend visit.


ties to Panama and the Canal Zone. They included "Bill"
and Joy Grantham, Norman Finlason and Nora
(Finlason) Phillips.

Claud E. Lyon
Reporter
(812) 256-5842


LOUISIANA


"Bob" and Eric Mowery in Anchorage,
1995.


Alaska in July,


Robert and Ann Mowery of Linton, IN, enjoyed an
unforgettable trip. They drove to Anchorage, AK, to visit
their son Eric and his wife Barbara who live there. A
picture of "Bob" and Eric is enclosed. Ann said the
scenery was just beautiful and they had a great time
visiting their son and daughter-in-law.
Ann and "Bob" got to see the Calgary Stampede
while they were in Canada. On their way to Anchorage
and on their return, they stopped to see some former
Canal Zone friends. They visited with Ralph and Joyce
Malcolm in Lewistown, MT. They also stayed with Roy
and Mary Ellen Knoop in Gig Harbour, WA, and visited
with their daughters, Melissa and Melina, and grandson
Nick. Their trip down memory lane also included a stop
at Snohomish, WA, where they visited Rosemary and
Sam Wright, and another stop in Bonneville, WA, to visit
Jim and Clover Duffus and family.
"Bob" and Ann had such a great time on their trip
that they may consider going to Alaska again sometime.
Claud and Ruth Lyon went to Florida in July. They
spent a few days with their daughter and son-in-law,
Marjorie and Roy Meredith, in Jacksonville, FL, then a
couple of days with Teddy and Alice McGann in Orlando.
After that a couple of days with Claud's brother and
family, Carlyle and Betty (Davis) Lyon in Miami. Then
a couple of days were spent with Eola and Terry
Hamblen and family in Largo, after which a few more
days were spent in Jacksonville before returning home.
Besides the people already mentioned, Claud and Ruth
had an opportunity to visit some others who also have
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SThe Damerau
"girls" are enjoying life these
"i days. Millie (BHS'53)
married Kirt Boudreau in
S May 1994 after a year's
courtship. Kirt, a retired
electrical and mechanical
designer, plays trumpet with
the Millie & Company
combo. She plays keyboard
and there's a drummer and
bass fiddler as well. Kirt has
five children and five
Kirt Boudreau and wife grandchildren. Millie has
the former Millie one grandchild, Caitlin,
Damerau Sellers of daughter of Walton and
Washington, D.C. Chris Sellers. Millie's other
son William is getting
married on December 22 in Baton Rouge to Soihban
Matherne. Kirt's son Robert is getting married December
30. Millie works for the Louisiana Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries and does court translation work
(English-Spanish).
Millie's sister Eileen Semon moved from Louisiana
to Beaverton, OR. She and her husband Calvin
celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary October 21.
Cal is an assistant controller in Portland and Eileen
teaches piano, having retired from traveling with The
New Oregon Singers as accompanist. The Semons have
two daughters: Kathleen--married to Bryan Noffz and
they have two daughters, Jessica, 5, and Roxanne, 3.
Their other daughter Selina plans to graduate in June
from Utah State University, Logan. She is student
teaching in elementary education in Moab, UT.
The Hebert "girls" are all doing well. Katherine
(BHS'53) lives with her husband Herbert near Lake
Charles, LA. She works with the Allen Parish Head Start
Program. Mary (BHS'58) lives with her husband Grant
in Forest Grove, OR, and Jeannine (BHS'62) lives in Los
Rios, Panama, with her husband Dave Wilder. Their
mom, Louise Hebert, who celebrated her 90th birthday
on October 8 lives near Mary and teaches English twice
a week. Mr. Hebert died about 26 years ago.
Thea Thomas in Mandeville was sorry to miss the
Gulf Coast picnic, but stayed at home to enjoy a visit
from her son Chad (BHS'86) that weekend. Chad was on
his way to the LSU vs. Florida football game. Florida
won 28-10. Chad is an associate with the Tampa law firm
of Thompson, Sizemore and Gonzalez. Another son,
Andy (BHS'90), is playing bass guitar in two bands on the
west coast, both of which have released CDs. One band
is World for Ransom, a six-member group, that just






released a CD by the same name which is being played
on 63 college radio stations around the country. The
other band is JAR, a trio with guitar, bass and drums. Its
CD is "Want" and they play gigs at San Francisco State
and area clubs. Thea and Chuck caught up on all the
news from Panama when they had dinner recently with
Nikki and Jay Dietz, who now live in LaPlace. Jay works
for the Port of South Louisiana.
Evelyn and Bob Wertz of Belle Chasse returned
recently from San Diego where they attended the 55th
reunion of BHS Class of '40 and enjoyed a great party.
Bob sent along a package of used eyeglasses for
recycling.

Patt Foster Roberson
Reporter
(504) 774-7761


MISSISSIPPI

The weather was ideal (Hurricane Opal went east),
the food was delicious, and a jolly good time was had by
everyone attending the annual Gulf Coast picnic at Davis
Bayou Campground of the Gulf Islands National
Seashore, Ocean Springs. Lots of tall tales about our days
on the Zone were exchanged. Roland Casanova, having
been down the most recently, told us about conditions in
Panama, the housing construction and rainforest
destruction. Roland goes every year to hunt birds. He
used to practice skeet shooting at the Margarita Gun
Club, where a young Joel Baldwin earned pocket change
collecting unbroken clay pigeons for 10 cents each. Joel's
mom, Wendy, joined him and his wife Claudia at the
picnic. Wendy had come from San Antonio about a week
earlier to calm a serious situation when Claudia, at seven
months pregnant, required an emergency appendectomy.
All went well and a baby girl is expected Dec. 9. We
hope to see a picture in the next edition.
Before everyone chowed down at the picnic bohio on
a bluff overlooking the Gulf, Bob Lee lead us in the
blessing. Whoever made the Johnny Mazetti (Bess?) and
the arroz con pollo (Claudia?) and the empanadas
(Angie?) and the fudge with pecans (?) needs to hear our
applause and take a bow--then send us the recipes.
Perhaps we can put together a small cookbook of our
goodies in time for next year's picnic--scheduled for the
first Saturday in October, so mark your calendar.
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The group of those attending the Gulf Coast Picnic.


Joel Baldwin with wife, the former Claudia Jordan
and mother Wendy Baldwin.
Among those attending were Claudia Jordan Baldwin
and Joel Baldwin of Gulfport, Wendy (Mrs. Spike)
Baldwin of San Antonio, Pete Benfield of Pearl River, Ed
Blount of Mobile, Audrey Benoit Bowman of Metairie,
Roland Casanova of Slidell, Chita and Hugh Cassibry of
Ocean Springs, Ben Deaton of Ocean Springs, Michelle
and William Deaton Jr. of Ocean Springs, Will Deaton
of Ocean Springs, Rose and Bill Deaton of Ocean
Springs, Carolyn and Richard Dillon of Grove Hill,
Angie and Robert Dossett of Hattiesburg, Bill Epperson
of Ocean Springs, Sue Halley Epperson of Cardenas,
John R. Gough Sr. of Marrero, Maria Elena and Leavell
F. Kelly of Hattiesburg, Faye and Bob Lee of Picayune,
Bess and Frank Martin of Gulfport, Pat and Jim
Neabrey of Fairhope, Ed Parker of Slidell, Martha and
WW Richardson of Gautier, Patt Roberson of Baker,
Ruben "Red" Robertson of Columbia, Donna and Don
Seitz of Purvis, Gerda and Owen Smith of Osyka, and
Dennis Wood of Moss Point.
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Donna Rose Glazier, Lynn Boswell Turner, Tom
Hanna, Lew French and Betsy Mallory Duncan in
San Antonio, Texas for our BHS'63 50th Birthday Party
celebration!

The Cassibrys' 50th wedding anniversary is October
29, but will be celebrated this year at Christmas with all
the children: Peggy and Kerry Vix of Paso Robles, CA,
and their sons Christopher, 26, and Michael, 21; Linda
and Joe Mack of Washington, DC, with sons Joe, 12, and
Steven, 10; and Suzanne and Bob Cassibry of
Menominee, MI, with son Wilton, 18 months.







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Chita Cassibry and Gerda Smith at Gulf Coast Picnic.

Jimmy Neabrey (BHS'51) and his wife, the former
Pat Stanley (CHS'56), attended their first Gulf picnic this
year. Jimmy brought pictures and reminiscences of
Diablo 12-family, grade school and Sea Scout days. The
Neabreys moved to Fairhope in 1992 when Jim retired
from the Cincinnati phone company. Their son Terry
with his wife Michelle and son Christopher, 12, live in
Cincinnati. Their daughter Kathleen is a physical
therapist in Lebanon, OH.

Patt Foster Roberson
Reporter
(504) 774-7761



NORTH CAROLINA

News is kind of scarce in western North Carolina this
time. Our annual picnic was rained out because of one of
those tropical storms that came through here. Only Ron
Angermuller and Norma and Sam Irvin showed up,
which isn't surprising since Ron is our president and
Norma has this "thing" about picnics and rain. The Irvins
took a short trip to Gatlinburg to check out the huge arts
and crafts festival held annually in October in that area.
Pat and Jack Hunt also attended a great craft festival,
the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain, GA. This
event is held annually in September with more than 400
vendors from all over the U.S. presenting their wares.
Daughter Terri and grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer
Watkins, from Atlanta also attended. As they were
walking through the crowd of thousands they ran into
June Stevenson with daughter Lori Snow and
granddaughter Allie. June had already made three trips
to the car with "stuff" and was still going.
Jean Dombrowsky had visitors in September for the
Apple Festival when daughter and son-in-law, Barbara
and Tom Hanna, arrived from Asheboro, NC, with Jean's
granddaughter Cindy, who is attending college in
Tennessee. Granddaughter Jennifer Sand Park and
great-granddaughter Megan were also here and were in
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the process of moving to Knoxville, TN. Jean's son Dale
and grandson Jason from Lakeland, FL, also spent a few
days with her.
There has been lots of activity up in the northwestern
North Carolina area over the past few months. Kay and
Bob Rodgers entertained Kay's sister Donnie and
brother-in-law Surse Pierpoint from Santa Rita, Panama,
as well as niece Lizzie and husband Bo Kerrison and
children from Charleston, SC. Lizzie and brother Surse,
Jr. attended Canal Zone elementary schools (Atlantic
side) but completed high school in the U.S. Both Lori
and Darren Knapp visited their mom for a short while;
Lori from New York and Darren from Arlington, TX.
Darren and his band just completed another European
tour "entertaining the troops". They performed in Croatia,
Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Azores. This
makes the fourth trip, I think. Looks like we may have
another Bob Hope. Other visitors to the area included
Roz and Mel Kennedy and Joan and Harry Rinks.

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John and Chris Kraemer, Marty and Ron Wallace at
Pat and Jack Hunt's.

Pat and Jack had a surprise visit in October from
Ron and Marty Wallace of Panama. They were in
Hendersonville to attend the wedding of Marty's son
Johnny Kraemer to Chris Johnson. Both John and Chris
are in the Air Force, stationed at Howard AFB. Ron and
Marty were impressed with the beauty of the area but are
reserving judgement about the weather. We had our
coldest day of the season. Ron and Marty are still
"hanging in" in Panama; Ron with Construction Division
and Marty with the U.S. Army.
Jane Fuqua celebrated her 80th birthday with the
help of her family, Stephanie and Alex Hinek and two
other daughters. Son Terry had visited earlier and could
not make it back to the party.
That's about it from western North Carolina. More
news next issue. If I have left anything out my
apologies.


Patricia Hunt
Reporter
(704) 696-3995







NORTHWEST

Because of the hard work and diligence by Murray
and Candy Falk, the Northwest Picnic held at Ridgeview,
WA, on Saturday, August 5, 1995, was a smashing
success. On a warm sunny day, everyone gathered for a
day of fun and games. Free coffee, pop and ice cream
were provided. Many good old-fashioned races were
enjoyed by the very young, and all those still young at
heart. There were the usual three-legged races, sack
races, balloon toss, etc. Barbara (Comber) McDougal
introduced a new game of cockroaches, with very realistic
looking roaches being flipped into a pail with a plastic
spoon. (Bring back memories? Do you still check the
Commissary bags?) Little Shane Faulkner entertained us
by continuing to run back and forth three times after one
race. Afterwards, Walter Kleefkens and Jim Duffus
conducted the usual raffle for prizes which reflected
memories of the old Canal Zone and Panama, such as
many different T-shirts with CHS logo. (Which BHSers
referred to as "the other side".) Thanks, Candy and
Murray, for a well-planned and executed picnic. Finally,
the Kleefkens and Ebdons of the Dalles, OR, volunteered
to host next year's picnic, which again will be held on the
first Saturday in August 1996.


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Alien Briem putting on name tag with Lil and Gene
Nott, Jim Roddy and Barbara (Comber) McDougal
watch and sign in.


Center: Hosts Murray and Candy Falk. Left: Walter
Kleefkins, right, Jim Duffus doing the lottery drawing.


Part of the approximately 150 who gathered at the
Northwest picnic at Ridgefield, WA.


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Children's water balloon toss.


Received a call from Roy Wilson, CHS'52, now
retired and living in Scottsboro, AL. He had read in the
Record where the Rev. Fred Raybourn, BHS'52, was now
in Bellevue, NE, and wanted to touch base with him to
see how he was doing. Seems that they had pitched in
their last baseball game for their respective schools. (No
word on who won.) Sports always seemed to bind us
together, even though keen adversaries on the field. We
did the usual "remembering", including common
acquaintances, such as the Hebert family of Diablo
Heights. This is a ringing endorsement for all you ex-
Zonians to join the Society, and receive the Record. You
never know who out there will read about you, and cares
enough to give you a call to renew a friendship.

Henry Cruz
Reporter
(206) 774-8947



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OKLAHOMA

The Oklahoma Chapter held its semiannual picnic
October 7th at La Fortune Park in Tulsa. We were
fortunate to have guests: Bud Balcer, Bentonville, AR;
Charley Brown and Erma Coiner, Joplin, MO; Mike
Horoda, Rogers, AR; and Aurea Rovira, Puerto Rico,
the sister of Lydia Lugo. The regulars were Paulino and
Julia Allende, Larry and Janet Anduss, Patricia Anduss,
Toy (Lugo) Barnard, Jean and Doris Burns, Amy (Lugo)
Diaz and children Michelle and Michael, Lillian
Greniger, Kenny Hines and friend Amy Eisele, Bill and
Teresa Keller and daughter Kim along with her friend
Shelley Rives, Eli and Lydia Lugo, David Lugo, John and
Madeliene Raffler and family, Carol Vidaurri, and
Jimmie Wickham.


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Members and guests at the Oklahoma
Picnic at La Fortune Park, Tulsa.


Doris and Jean Burns are going to Hawaii during
Thanksgiving to see their daughter Laura (Burns)
Redemann, husband Mike and granddaughter Cheyenne
Redemann. Bob and Vicki (Hutchinson) Boukalis plan to
meet them in Dallas and travel with them to Hawaii.
Aurea Rovira from Puerto Rico has moved in with
her sister, Lydia Lugo, in Norman. We were very happy
to have her join us and hope she can return again.
Bill and Teresa Keller of Woodward are first-time
grandparents of two grandsons. William "Jayce" Keller
was born to their son BJ and wife Delana (Knapp) on
July 11, 1995. Also, Cole Michael Wasemiller Keller was
born to their son Michael and wife on August 10, 1995.
Both BJ and Michael are now serving in the U.S. Navy.
BJ is working in the Bethesda Naval Hospital and
Michael is working in the San Diego Naval Clinic of
Psychiatry. Youngest son Gregg is also in the Navy and
is in Intelligence School in Virginia Beach. He also is
married. Son Troy is in college and daughter Kim is in
the 7th grade and is the only one living at home.
Patricia Anduss, now in her sixth year of teaching at
Madison Middle School in Bartlesville, has become social
studies department chair. She was also selected to attend
three different teacher institutes this summer; one of
which involved spending a week at the Port of Catoosa
learning about the inland waterway. She says it was
different to be able to walk around a lock in a few
minutes.
Patricia's brother, Mark Anduss, BHS'87, was
nominated for a Helen Hayes award for his sound design
for "Dream of a Common Language", an original play


presented by The Theatre of the First Amendment. The
play received the Helen Hayes award as best play. Mark
now lives in Falls Church, VA.
Weston Sloan Vidaurri was born October 2, 1995, at
the Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He weighed 7
pounds and 14 ounces. Proud parents are Vincent,
BHS'82, and Theresa Vidaurri. Vera (Vidaurri)
Fitzsimmons is going back to school. She is training to be
an EMT. Virnna (Vidaurri) Sabine, who lives in Nova
Scotia, is tutoring, raising two children, and helping at the
Wesleyan Church in Truro, Nova Scotia, where her
husband Kirk is Assistant Pastor.
Jimmie Wickham is doing well and teaching in her
hometown of McAlester. All the Spanish classes she took
in the Canal Zone are paying off now. She is teaching
Spanish (with a southern accent) to 4th-6th grades along
with Gifted and Talented. Her mother Pearl celebrated
her 94th birthday on October 14, 1995.

Scott Burns
Reporter
(918) 581-7471



PANAMA

We are very proud to announce that Reyna Royo
Rivera has won the title of Miss Panama. Please see
"Congratulations" for all the details.
In 1950, one year after tackle football was started on
the Isthmus, the football coach at Cristobal High School,
Luke Palumbo, initiated the Jamboree. It was patterned
on a pre-season football round-robin of four high school
teams in his home state of Missouri. Panama's first
Jamboree drew a capacity crowd, and a decision was
made to make it an annual event. It was expected the
game would alternate from Atlantic to Pacific sites, but
when the Pacific-side teams did not request that the
second Jamboree be played on their side, it and all
Jamborees between 1950 and 1994 were held at the
Cristobal field. Even though we will miss traveling to
Cristobal due to its unfortunate closure at the end of last
year, Balboa High School looks forward to hosting this
historic Isthmian football tradition. The First Annual
Pacific-Side Jamboree was held on August 26, 1995. It
began in traditional fashion with the Parade of Queens
and Cheerleaders. This year's queens were: Johanna
Cantu, Bulldogs; Katie McAleer, Red Machine; Kathy
Bottin, Cougars; Michelle McClean, Green Devils. The
Panthers (a team from Panama) were unrepresented.
The Bulldogs, Red Machine, Cougars, Green Devils, and
Panthers played each other once, for a total of ten
quarters of action-packed football. Red Machine was the
overall winner, edging out the Cougars on the total points
tiebreaker. A new trophy was made for the Pacific-side
Jamboree. The old trophy, after traveling forty-five years,
has retired to Balboa High School. On it is a plaque
which states, "Cristobal High School Football Jamboree
retired by 45 years of Champions," and at the bottom,
"Gone Forever, Forgotten Never." The plaque also lists
every year's champion, and all the queens since 1950.
Officials who were invited to work the First Annual
Pacific-side Jamboree included: Carl Anderson, Bobby
Barnes, Eric Castleton, Felipe Diaz, Richard Egger,






Randy Grubbs, Daniel Joseph, Amos Milwood, Dave
Moffitt, Mervin Shreve, and Robert Will.
Tom and Carmen Matthews had a visit from
Carmen's daughter Tricia (Ward) and her husband Rick
Mascall this summer. they enjoyed their short four-day
stay fishing at Pedesi and soaking up the sun at the
Marotta's beach house in Palmar. Tricia and Rick spent
a day in Costa Rica before returning home to Idaho.




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Rick Mascall, Tricia (Ward) Mascall and Tom
Matthews soaking up the sun in Palmar Beach.
Three generations of Wiskowskis were present for
the baptism of Luke Sebastian Wiskowski, who slept
soundly during the photo session. The proud parents are
Dane and Joanne (Wruck) Wiskowski. Dane is employed
by the Dredging Division as chief engineer on the Atlas.
Dane's sister Tara, also present for the baptism, came
back to Panama last year and is working for the Air
Force as an Environmental Specialist. Dane's mother
Carol is happy to have so many of her family in Panama.








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Three generations of Wiskowski's L-R: Tara, Carol,
Carley and Joanne (Wruck) Wiskowski.
She works as a drug and alcohol counselor for the Army.
Representing the third generation of Wiskowskis is
Luke's seven-year-old sister Carly, a happy camper to
have a new brothers. Throughout it all, Joanne, the proud
new mother, keeps everything running smoothly.
The Sear's girls, Kathie and Shauna, are proud to
announce that they will be spending the Christmas
holidays in Chapel Hill, NC, where they will attend
Kate's graduation at the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill on December 17. Kate was the Salutatorian
of the Balboa High School Class of 1993.
A surprise farewell dinner was held on September 23


at the Golosinas restaurant in honor of Phyllis Magee on
her retirement from PCC Marine Bureau. Phyllis had
given strict orders to all of her friends that she did NOT
want a retirement party, so a small dinner was secretly
planned instead. Organized by Phyl's good friend,
Melanie (Trim) Bales, guests included Fred Bales, Kenny
Anderson, Rick and Linda (Husted) Dahlstrom, Ramon
and Laura Reyes, Margaret Bivin, Father Jack Kane,
Rick and Sweetie Brogie, Betty Blanchette, Anita
Oberholzter, Berta Briceno, and Mireya Denis. Most of
these folks are active in the St. Mary's Parish were Phyllis
has spent many a Thursday night with their prayer group.
After a delicious gourmet meal in a private dining area,
Phyllis was presented with a beautiful hand-woven Choco
Indian basket designed with yellow and green Panama
frogs on it. This huge basket will add to Phyl's collection
of handcrafted items from the "New World Gallery",
located in the old Balboa train station, owned and
operated by Llori Gibson, Faye Thompson, Cheryl
Williams, and Jackie Fearon. Phyllis spent most of her
retirement money at this store before leaving Panama on
September 30 to join her husband John, who has been
awaiting her arrival at this new home in Oceanside, CA.
Now all of the Panama Magee clan lives in the San
Diego/Oceanside area. Phyllis will spend her retirement
with John and his mother Sue, her sisters-in-law Ann
Severy and Susie Magee, and her three children and two
grandchildren.
The theatre community bid a fond "adieu" to George
Childers on his retirement from the PCC Board of Local
Inspectors office. George has been a court reporter for
the past 18 years. His hobby has been performing in local
theatre. From his first starring role at the Ancon Theatre
Guild's production, "Norman, Is That You?" to his final
role as "Snoopy" in last May's Guild production of
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," George has
delighted local audiences with his charming singing voice
and superb acting skills performing in many musical
revues and productions at Surfside Theatre, The Pacific
Theatre Arts Center, and The Ancon Theatre Guild.
George received a FORSCOM award for his supporting
role in "Legends" at PTAC. On October 1, his close
friends gave him a surprise dinner party at the home of
JoAnne Mitchell. Attending guests included: Fred and
Melanie (Trim) Bales, Rick and Linda (Husted)
Dahlstrom, Bruce Quinn, Marc Quinn, and Barbara and
Peter Berger. Jerry Brees was on TDY and missed the
dinner, but he designed and framed three black-and-
white sketches of the local theatre buildings to present to
George from the group. A handmade glass etching of a
ship entering the locks was also given to George by his
theatre/birthday club friends. These folks, along with
retirees Ken and Toni (Fisher) Millard and Shirley
(Blumberg) Lefler are members of the "Birthday Club"
which has celebrated each person's birthday for the past
5 years. George is now looking for a home to buy in Fort
Walton Beach, FL.


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Norman and Agnes (Atkinson) Anderson enjoyed
their summer with family visitors (Ken, Eva and Luke -
not pictured).

I spent about six weeks traveling around the U.S. this
summer, beginning my vacation in Florida with a visit to
my grandparents, Norman and Agnes Anderson, in Boca
Raton. We were later joined by my father Ken Anderson
and my brother Luke Anderson. Norm and Agnes'
daughter, Marilyn, and husband Jim Lyttle live nearby.
The Anderson clan had a wonderful time visiting
together.

Eva V. Anderson
Reporter
(507) 263-2390





PENNSYLVANIA

1995 C.Z. POCONOS REUNION
Tannersville, PA
September 8 10

Total attendance to our 33rd reunion was about 50,
fewer than last year's count of 57 but a very good
showing with several new faces present.


We were blessed again with good weather allowing
us to sit outdoors and reminisce. For me, this is the
meaning of a reunion, to see old friends again, to recall
those "olden days", to hear some new stories as well as
the old that have stood the test of time.
Most of the group had arrived by early afternoon
and were able to occupy rooms immediately. The family
style dinner featured Haddock. Some would have
preferred a choice, criticism noted.
Following dinner was our usual slide presentation of
Tom Halliday and Bill Poole's photos of the previous
year's reunion plus slides of the Marriott World Center
and the PCSOFL Reunion.
Wendell "Cinco" Allen read a true story he had
written entitled "My Cat Stopped The War." His reading
was well received and a fortunate few were able to obtain
copies.
Vince Ridge related his story about a dog that was
overcome by an extreme environmental change and was
revived by dermal stimulation. This tale was received with
incredulous dismay.
Saturday morning found Billy Michaelsen and
Horace Lefferts playing a round of golf. We knew this
could be an eventful 18 holes if history were to be
repeated. We expected a full report on this activity.
Others in the group took this time for sightseeing
and several went shopping at a factory outlet nearby.
Saturday afternoon found most of the group sitting
outside, relaxing, talking and snacking. Dottie Ridge
produced a can of Pennsylvania pretzels which she had
transformed into something "sinfully" good. Marge Coffin
brought her Taco Pie, my favorite.


Wendell "Cinco" Allen, Bill Poole and Vince Ridge
singing a duet which sounded OK to them, but not
loud enough. Most were grateful, Bill thinks.


1. Doris (Nolan) and Horace Lefferts. 2. Tom Halliday and Frank Key. 3. Jean (Kalar) McAndrews, Wilma
(Reynolds) Reynolds, Olive (Kalar) Krouse, and Grace (Jones) Carey. T. Halliday Photo.






After dinner Saturday, Billy Michaelsen told us about
his golf outing with Horace Lefferts. We knew full well
he would attempt to disrupt Horace's skillful play.
Employing diabolic means, he reached into the past and
produced as hazards to the play, Florence Nightingale
and Clara Barton who were administrating first aid to a
stricken golfer in the middle of the fairway! Enough, if
not too much said.
Wendell "Cinco" Allen and his keyboard were the
formal program. The "volunteer" percussion band, led by
Vince Ridge consisted of Doris Leeser, Anne Bentz, Bill
Logsdon, Roy Sharp, Pat Whitam, Marge Coffin and
Horace Lefferts, and they produced exquisite "noisic." We
attempted a sing-along but the results were short of
spectacular far short, but we came to the Poconos for
quiet and talk, and talk.

Bill Poole
Reporter
(610) 623-8591




SOUTH CAROLINA

Our September 9th luncheon meeting was held at
Shealey's Restaurant in Leesville, SC. Attending were
Phyllis and Jack Woodzell, Peggy Hutchinson, Fina and
Frank Balinski, Leona and Paul Badonsky, Trudi Clontz,
Josey Tilley, Nora and Charles Green, Evelyn and
Howard Hilborn, Olga Holmes, Lorna Shore, Sis and
Bill York, Annette and Mark Schwindt, Trae and Toni
Hattaway, and Eletheer and Otis Catron.


Joseph LeBlanc, Stephen LeBlanc
(Shore) LeBlanc.


and Diane


Stephen LeBlanc graduated from the Police
Academy in Columbia, SC, on September 1st. Present
were his mother Diane (Shore) LeBlanc of Miami, his
father Joseph LeBlanc of Moore Park, CA also Sandra
(Shore) Davis and her son Adam, and Samantha Dillon
of Miami.
In July Nora and Charles Green and their daughter
Virginia Ann Machak of North Augusta, attended a
family reunion in St. Petersburg. Their son and daughter-


in-law, Edward and Roxanne Green, of Kalamazoo, MI,
spent a week with them in Aiken in October.
Both of Verna Kapinos' daughters, Linda (Kapinos)
Buchon and Carole (Kapinos) Smith, spent some time
with her this summer.

Trudi Clontz
Reporter
(803) 649-2759



TEXAS

Kerrville

Sue and Bill Graham had an exciting summer. In
June they drove to Hinesville, GA, to their daughter
Donna Elliott's home for the graduation of their eldest
grandson David Day. Donna and Rodney's youngest,
Jeffrey, returned to Kerrville with Sue and Bill and spent
a month with them. In August the Grahams drove to
Durango, CO, to meet their son Will, his wife Denise and
children Lauren and Danny. Denise had organized this
vacation and it was a delight. They made a round trip on
the Silverton Railroad, a three-foot gauge rail, and Bill
thoroughly enjoyed the trip by rail on the sides of the
mountains. Silverton is a quaint old mining town where
Sue and Denise enjoyed shopping for Indian jewelry.
They also drove to Ouray, CO, a breath-taking trip along
mountain roads with no guard rails next to high cliffs and
drop off below. Bill and Sue highly recommend the
location and hope to return again some day.

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Rodney, Jeffrey and Donna Elliott with graduate
David Day in Hinesville, Georgia.
Anna Calvit received a surprise call from Stella
(Boggs) DeMarr and Rick Nelson as they drove through
Kerrville on their way to Phoenix and San Diego. They
spent an afternoon with Anna. Stella played her
accordion and gave a concert of Panamanian music,
dancing all the time. Bob and Lois Byrd were able to join
them and they had a wonderful afternoon. I was able to
meet Stella and Rick at the San Diego reunion and
enjoyed her music too. Stella and Rick had won two
tickets to Panama at the Orlando reunion and so were
heading for Panama after San Diego.


















Danny and Lauren Graham of Olympia, Washington
playing Rummy with grandpa Bill Graham in Durango,
Colorado.

Newly retired Joe and Beverly Wood spent a day in
Kerrville during the summer. They were visiting Bev's
brother, Ron Bowman, of Boerne, TX, along with Bev's
mother Audrey Benoit Bowman. They were here to enroll
their son Brian in graduate school at the University of
Texas, San Antonio. While in Kerrville, they had lunch
with Doug and Sharon Schmidt and Dale and Jackie
Bishop. After settling Brian in his apartment in San
Antonio, they returned to Tallahassee, FL, where they
are making their home temporarily.
Edie Bishop spent ten days with her father Dale
Bishop and family. Edie lives in Rockville, MD, and is
employed at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
MD. The family spent a weekend in Austin with daughter
Jeanne Sheets and son Mark and their families. Edie also
spent some time with Doug and Sharon Schmidt and
their daughter Cheryl of Kerrville.


Bea Rhyne attended the West Coast Reunion and the
Balboa High School class of '40 reunion in San Diego in
September. It was the first time she had attended and
says it was a wonderful experience. She sends
compliments to the organizers for a job beautifully done.
In addition to seeing so many old friends and classmates,
she was able to help celebrate her brother Bill and Betty
Monsanto's 46th wedding anniversary. Billie Bowen
Martin was her roommate and that was an added bonus
as Bea and Billie had not seen each other since the '91
reunion in Florida. After the reunion, Bea visited
relatives in the area before going home and Billie went
on to Hawaii for a week with her daughter Gail.
Honey Fealey is home again after seven weeks on
Widby Island, WA, visiting her sons Guy and Jimmy and
their families and escaping the Texas heat.
Anna Lee Young has recently sold her house in
Kerrville South and moved into her condominium closer
in town. We wish her happiness in her new home.
This is the year-end report for the Canal Record.
Next year our editor tells us that there will be three
issues instead of four and has requested us to trim the
verbiage that is not associated with the facts--"just the
facts ma'am." So if your submissions are changed a bit I
hope you will understand. Please keep your news coming
as it is still the best way of keeping in touch with old
friends.
My thanks again to my "editor" Harvey Rhyne who
patiently peruses my reports.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW
YEAR.

Bea Rhyne
Reporter
(210) 896-8643


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Pat Beall and long time friend, Dr. John Clark of
Hagerstown, Maryland and his daughter, Jeanne
("Dusty") Graham. John is now retired and is a
member of the American Board of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery in which he had a private
practice in Hagerstown.































Faith Brundage, Marie Dube and Barbara Green
show off colorful T-shirts during quiet time at reunion.


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Phil and Debby (Boswell) Sanders of Friendswood,
Texas.


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Bliss Morris Connerton getting a squeeze from Uncle
Jimmy Doyle.


Timothy Dube, "Skip" Rowley and Marie Dube.


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Congratulations


REYNA ROYO RIVERA
MISS PANAMA 1995
FOR MISS UNIVERSE

On September 2, 1995, Reyna Royo was named Miss
Panama at the Atlapa Convention Center, Panama City.
Sixteen beautiful women competed for the title, reaching
the competition after a lengthy elimination of over 475
applicants. Reyna received many gifts including a new
Toyota Corona and a seven-day Caribbean cruise. She
will also compete in the Miss Universe pageant in South
Africa in May 1996. The second and third place winners
will represent Panama at the Miss World and Miss
Hispanic pageants. Reyna also earned the title of "Miss
Congeniality", voted on by the other contestants.


Reyna, 24, and a graduate of BHS '89, is the
daughter of Mrs. Vilma R. Royo, former Host Nation
teacher at Los Rios Elementary and the late Ricardo
Royo, BHS'55, who served as a Canal Zone Police
Officer. She prepared intensely for the contest for several
months -- she modified her diet, exercised rigorously,
polished her dancing skills, and worked on dialogue and
speech while attending classes at Dale Carnegie, Panama.
As Miss Panama, Reyna will spend the year
representing Panama speaking at schools in Panama City
and the Canal area. She will also tour the country
supporting organizations such as Hogares CREA,
Panama's women' drug rehabilitation center, and
Asociacion Pro Ninos del Darien. The Queen will also
visit children's hospitals and attend many charity
functions.
Reyna's twin brother, Reynaldo Royo, presently living
in Honolulu, Hawaii, flew in for the event, certain that
his sister would win the title. Also present were her most
arduous trainer, her brother Robby Royo, and her biggest
supporter, her mom.
At the Atlapa Convention Center, many family
members and friends cheered Reyna on.


RUTH STROOP CELEBRATES 90TH

Ruth Stroop was honored on her 90th birthday on
October 8, 1995, her actual birthday being September
8th, with a celebration party given by her five children;
Rose Margaret (Stroop) Carmody, Karen Patricia
(Stroop) Wolfe, Gerald D. Stroop, Sr., all of Sarasota;
R. B. H. "Bud" Stroop III of Ocala, FL; and Edward C.
Stroop, Jr., of St. Cloud, FL.
There were forty-eight family members and a few
close friends attending. As a point of interest, Ruth is the
matriarch of thirty-six grandchildren and forty-two great-
grandchildren, and still a very active person. She loves to
read and play cards and works Word Search puzzles in
her spare time.


The new "Miss Panama," Reyna Royol


Ruth Stroop's 90th birthday, with children, back L-R:
Karen Wolfe, Ruth, Rose Margaret Carmody. Front
L-R: Gerald Stroop Sr., and Edward Stroop Jr.






MARIE & RALPH CURLES' 65th!

Marie and Ralph Curies celebrated their 65th
wedding anniversary on August 17, 1995.
They hosted a reception at their church, the
Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, the Sunday before their
anniversary, but we, their children, Barbara Aycock of
Abilene, Texas; Margaret Maxwell of Ocala, Florida, and
Edna Cooley of Ocala, Florida, took them to Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina to celebrate their anniversary by
attending some of the entertainment offered there (the
"Carolina Opry" and the "Dixie Stampede").

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Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, "Home of the Plates."
A whole day was spent at the famous Calgary
Stampede. Among the many food booths they found one
from Jamaica and bought a meat patty empanadaa) and
some ginger beer. When "Kibby" spoke to the lady in
bajan, her response was, "Oh, Lawd, you speak my
language", and the conversation went on from there.
Back in Utah they celebrated with their children,
Jean (Bouche) and Gary Gunn and Beverly (Olsen) and
"Bud" Bouche and their extended family of eleven
grandchildren and their first great-grandchild. The Gunns
hosted a lovely dinner in their honor.


JEAN ARMBRUSTER
RECEIVES MEDAL


Marie and Ralph Curies
As the "icing on the cake," we invited our mother's
brothers and sister from Virginia and a sister from Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida to join us, along with their spouses,
so, in essence, our mother also had a family reunion with
her family (our father's immediate family passed away
years ago). We had a wonderful time and have some
wonderful memories to remember in the future.

Edna Cooley
Ocala, FL.


GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY TRIP

To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Jean
and Adrien "Kibby" Bouche spent three weeks touring
Canada and Alaska traveling through Idaho and Montana
and then into Canada.
On the way to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, they
traveled through Jasper National Park, walked on the
Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Ice Field, and drank
pure water made from ice formed 400 years ago.
In Prince Rupert, they boarded an Alaska Marine
Highway Ferry and spent two days and a night traversing
the Inside Passage with commercial tours in Ketchikan
and Juneau. They entered the Yukon Territory from
Alaska and continued along the Alcan Highway to its
beginning in Dawson Creek.


Jean Armbruster received the Department of the
Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. This
medal was awarded by Colonel Steven Epkins at Fort
Bragg, NC. Jean is Chief, All Source Section, Intelligence
Operations Division, for the U.S. Army's Special
Operations Command.
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Jean Armbruster receives Dept. of the Army medal for
civilian service.

Jean was transferred to Special Operations, Fort
Bragg, from the 470th Intelligence Unit Panama in
September 1989. She resides in Fayetteville with husband
Ed.






HUFF GRIMISON
ENGAGEMENT

Dennis and Peggy (Hale) Huff of Los Rios, Panama
are pleased to announce the engagement of their
daughter Diana Rae to T. Richard Grimison, son of Tom
and Nancy Grimison of Satellite Beach, FL, formerly of
Lna Rnca Panama


Thomas Grimison and Diana Huff


The couple are both graduates of Balboa High
School, Balboa, Panama. The bride-elect is a junior at
the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Mr.
Grimison is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy at Kings Point, NY, and is presently employed
by Maritime Overseas Corporation. A May wedding in
Panama is planned.



BABY SISTER BECOMES M.D.

Diane Gomez Soler, the eldest of the seven Gomez
siblings, is pictured congratulating her "baby sister" Dalys
upon being recently hooded as a medical doctor at the
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX.
Dalys was a Gold-Headed Cane finalist (the highest
award given at the medical school). She also received the
Paul Curtis Hooks Memorial Scholarship and the
Hamilton Ford Psychiatry in Medicine award. She had
formerly received a B.S. degree in Nursing from the
University of Texas Health Science Center School of
Nursing at San Antonio.
Among those attending the graduation were
members of the Mike and Vee Gomez family and friends.
Two special guests were Harry and Thelma Chan, former
Zonians. Dalys will pursue a double residency in
Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at UTMB.
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Diane Gomez Soler (BHS'68) and Dr. Dalys Gomez.
Immediately after the graduation, Dr. Gomez was
honored at a lovely reception hosted by her brother
Tommy Gomez (BHS'71), his wife Sue, and their
daughter Robyn. As a graduation gift, Dalys was given a
European trip to Spain, Portugal, and the Rock of
Gibraltar. She was accompanied by her parents and her
sister Rita Gomez.

Diane Gomez Soler
San Antonio, TX





CRAIG FISH ENGAGEMENT

My sister Susan Jellum Craig and I (Kerry Jellum
Robertson, BHS'73, were by the pool at the Reunion last
summer when she asked me if I knew who that good-
looking guy was talking to my husband Norman
Robertson, BHS'72. "Sure," I said, "that's Jim Fish."


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Susan Jellum Craig and Jim Fish (BHS'73)
I would like to announce the engagement of James
Fish, BHS'73, to Susan Jellum Craig, BHS'70. Jim is a
ship's captain in the Gulf of Mexico and Susan is a
Human Resource manager for a hospital in Roswell,
NM. The wedding is planned for February 3, 1996, in
Roswell, where the couple now reside (when Jim's not
out to sea).






GOLDSBERRY DURRIEU
ENGAGEMENT

Ken and Juana (Garcia) Goldsberry, formerly of
Balboa, Panama, proudly announce the engagement of
their daughter Sherry to Dan Durrieu, son of Lt. Col.
Armand and Phyllis Durrieau of Miami, FL. Sherry and
Dan are both graduates of the University of South
Florida with Bachelor Degrees in Biology. They are
presently attending Life Chiropractic College in Marietta,
GA.


HUFFS CELEBRATE THEIR
25th ANNIVERSARY

Dennis and Peggy (Hale) Huff recently celebrated
their 25th wedding anniversary. Both are 1968 graduates
of Cristobal High School and were married on
September 4, 1970 in Diablo, Canal Zone.
For the past 25 years, they have lived on both sides
of the Isthmus and now reside in Los Rios, Panama.


Sherry Goldsberry and Dan Durrieu


TO BE WED

A wonderful way to announce the forthcoming
marriage of Pam "Sis" Hayes Phillips to Carlton Horine
of Monte Cereno, California is this photograph taken at
the last Panama Canal Society of Florida reunion in
Orlando, Florida.


Seated, L-R: Mary Ellen Horine, Pam "Sis" Hayes
Phillips, Carlton Horine. Standing: Larry Horine.
The wedding is to be on December 27, 1995 in
Tucson, Arizona. Congratulations!


Dennis and Peggy (Hale) Huff
To celebrate the occasion, thirty friends joined them
for a "chiva parrandera" tour of Panama City and the
Canal area. A new tourist concept, the chiva is an open-
sided bus, complete with a ping-ding band and "open
bar." Highlight of the evening was a nostalgic drive down
the Ft. Amador Causeway, followed by a champagne
toast in the parking lot of the Balboa train station.
A special anniversary surprise call was from daughter
Diana announcing her engagement to Mr. Richard
Grimison, formerly of LaBoca, Panama.




ED ARMBRUSTER WINS
BALLOON RALLY

Hot Air Balloon Rally won by Pilots Ed Armbruster
and Chip Parks of Fayetteville, NC. Over 80 balloonists
competed in the early morning rally at Burlington, NC,
May 21st. An incredible performance took place after
more than one hour from liftoff, the pilots passed over
the city then descended over the target. The balloonists
came within three feet of the ground as they drifted over
and placed their marker only one inch from dead center
of the bull's-eye. They then ascended for a landing 500
feet away in a Winn-Dixie parking lot where a cheering
crowd greeted them.



































Ed Armbruster places his marker on bulls-eye at
Balloon Rally.
Bob Aurich and Ed Armbruster escaped serious
injury after their Hot Air Balloon caught fire in a landing
accident near Fayetteville, NC. Bob was visiting Ed and
was invited out for a balloon ride the afternoon of
August 13th. After a beautiful flight, Ed was landing the
balloon on a farm and was attempting to keep the
balloon erect after setting down on a driveway next to a
farm house when the accident occurred. The fire was
quickly extinguished by the ground crew. No injuries to
crew. The balloon had to go to a repair shop.





VOLUNTEERING HAS BEEN
HER STEADY DIET

by Betty Hayward

She is petite, quiet and demure, with an easy self-
confidence as she describes her life's work in the health
and nutrition field. Martha Matheney has traveled to
many places on many different jobs, each one being more
exciting than the last.
Born and raised in Memphis, Martha graduated from
Memphis State University with a degree in home
economics and chemistry. She taught high school subjects
for two years at South Saltillo on the Tennessee River,
then at North Methodist School, Thorn Hill, Tenn., on
the side of Clinch Mountain. She has always been
interested in food, so she took a dietetic internship at
Methodist Hospital, New York City, for "hands-on-
training" to be a hospital dietitian. After 3/2 years as a


dietitian, she took courses for her master's degree in food
and nutrition at Columbia University.
Martha's adventures started at the Gorgas Hospital
in the Panama Canal Zone. This was the beginning of a
long and continual series of new jobs and experiences in
many different places, all in the name of food, nutrition
and health. During World War II she conducted a
nutrition survey for the U.S. Public Health Service in the
Panama Canal Zone. Next she did five surveys in New
England out of Brattlesboro, Vt., and in 1951 she did
public health nutrition surveys for the Wisconsin State
Health Department. From 1952 to 1954, she was a
nutritional consultant conducting a survey at Quito,
Ecuador, South America. From 1954-1960, she was a
health department nutritional consultant for Cook
County, Ill., then for the Health Department at Lansing,
Mich.
In 1968 she moved to Ottawa, Canada, with her
husband. Three years later, she was working as a
nutritional consultant for Project Hope. Her husband was
a construction engineer, building housing units on the
Navajo Reservation, Ganada, Ariz. Martha worked in the
hospital and nursing home at Gallup, N.M. From 1974-
1978, she was a nutritional consultant for the Florida
State Health Department in Naples.
Matheney says she has always had good health, which
made her moves and travels easier. She has enjoyed
meeting a variety of people of different cultures and life's
values. She likes to work close to people, "elbow-to-
elbow" with employees and patients.
"I never heard a foreign language spoken until I
moved to New York. I was in shock. It was a real
learning experience," said Martha. She was fascinated by
people of different backgrounds and spent time studying
them. She was particularly concerned about the Navajo
Indians still living on their reservation with many unmet
needs. She felt her work with them, to better their
nutrition needs, was worthwhile.
As a public health worker, Martha frequently worked
with voluntary health agencies such as the Red Cross,
Visiting Nurses Association, American Diabetes
Association, American Heart Association, which provided
services to local communities where she lived and
worked. She came to know and appreciate the programs
the agencies sponsored that made use of community
volunteers.
In 1960 she began her role as an RSVP volunteer,
working at the South Branch Library in St. Petersburg
where she checks books. She gives time as a greeter for
the Young Dali Exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum and
she has just completed her tour as a docent at the
Florida International Museum's "Treasures of the Czars."
The question was asked of Martha, "Why do you
volunteer?"
"When I retired, I saw volunteerism as a last career-
one which could be very gratifying to the individual
volunteer and, at the same time, give something to the
community--perhaps in some small way, to repay all I
had received from the various communities in which I
had lived and worked," she responded.
Martha's hobbies have been reading, traveling and
"birding." She traveled as often as possible to England,
Europe, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Central and South
America. She studied and learned about the people and
their countries. She remembers seeing "older people"





PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
ORLANDO'S MARRIOTT WORLD CENTER
1996 Reunion


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, July 3, 1996

REGISTRATION: 6:00 PM 9:00 PM. MARRIOTT CONVENTION CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.
INFORMATION/HOSPITALITY 6:00 PM 9:00 PM CONVENTION CENTER, LOWER LEVEL
VENDORS SET UP: 4:30 7:30 PM NO MERCHANDISE SOLD CONVENTION CENTER, CRYSTAL
BALLROOM "A" thru "F".

Thursday, July 4, 1996

CHAGRES INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. CHECK IN: 8:00 A.M., MARRIOTT GOLF COURSE.
GOLF LUNCHEON: 1:30 P.M. GRAND BALLROOM, SECTIONS 4-6.
REGISTRATION: 9:00 11:00 AM; 1:00 PM 4:00 PM. CONVENTION CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.
INFORMATION/HOSPITALITY: 9:00 11:00 AM; 1:00 5:00 PM; 7:00 9:00 PM, CONVENTION CENTER,
LOWER LEVEL.
VENDORS: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM; 3:00 9:00 PM. CONVENTION CENTER, CRYSTAL BALLROOM, "A" thru "F".

Friday, July 5, 1996

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: 10:00 AM (Members only) GRAND BALLROOM, SECTION 7.
REPORTERS LUNCHEON: 12:00 NOON-2:00 P.M.
VENDORS: 1:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., CONVENTION CENTER, CRYSTAL BALLROOM "A" thru "F".
REGISTRATION: 1:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. CONVENTION CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.
INFORMATION/HOSPITALITY: 1:00 PM 5:00 PM. CONVENTION CENTER, LOWER LEVEL.
ANNUAL PANAZONIAN DANCE: 8:30 PM 1:30 AM. CONVENTION CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.

Saturday, July 6, 1996

REGISTRATION: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM; 2:30 PM 4:00 PM. CONVENTION CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.
INFORMATION/HOSPITALITY: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM; 2:30 PM 5:00 PM. CONVENTION CENTER, LOWER
LEVEL.
VENDORS: 9:00 11:00 AM; 3:00 7:00 PM. CONVENTION CENTER, CRYSTAL BALLROOM "A" thru "F".
ANNUAL LUNCHEON: DOORS OPEN 11:30 AM, LUNCH 12:00 NOON. CONVENTION CENTER, CRYSTAL
BALLROOM "G" and "H".
(No scheduled Reunion activity will re-open until Annual Luncheon has adjourned)
ANNUAL BALL: 8:30 PM 1:30 AM. CONVENTION CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.

Sunday, July 7, 1996

VENDORS: 9:00 AM 12:00 AM. CONVENTION CENTER, CRYSTAL BALLROOM "A" thru "F".
DESPEDIDA: ALL SOCIETY MEMBERS INVITED FAREWELL TO FRIENDS 9:00 11:00 A.M. CONVENTION
CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM.
CHECK-OUT TIME: 11:00 AM.

Reunion Coordinator (813) 894-2478




Seasons greeting to A11l
from tlje Officers of tije qpanana Canal otioetp of jfloriba, Inc.









The next Society Reunion will be held at the MARRIOTT'S ORLANDO WORLD CENTER.
I would like to remind our members to make their reservations early. Last year we reached a maximum room
allocation early. If it happens again in 1996, it may cause some complications with your hotel reservations. In these yellow
pages you will find the instructions and forms for Registration, tickets for the luncheon and dances and Hotel
accommodations. When you return your forms, the Registration, Luncheon and Dance ticket Forms should include checks
payable to the 1996 REUNION COORDINATOR, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712. The
Hotel Registration Form must have a SEPARATE CHECK PAYABLE TO THE HOTEL, and mailed to the REUNION
COORDINATOR. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER PAYMENTS WITH YOUR HOTEL DEPOSIT.
One important thing to remember is that Dance and Luncheon tickets will not be mailed to you. You are requested
to pick up your tickets when you register at the Society's Registration tables located in the Grand Ballroom during the
hours listed in the Schedule of Events. If for some reason you cannot pick up your tickets during these hours, I suggest
that you write a note to the Registration Chairpersons so that someone you delegate may pick up your tickets for you.
For your protection and convenience we will have special security personnel assigned to all doors entering the dances.
They are instructed to make sure everyone has a ticket to enter the dances, and will not allow members to carry drinks
in and out of the dance hall. SMOKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED in the Grand Ballroom during the Friday
Panazonian Dance and the Saturday Annual Ball.
Many door prizes will be awarded at the Annual Business Meeting on Friday morning. A special Grand Prize of two
round trip tickets from Miami/Panama/Miami, have been donated by COPA, the Airline of Panama. You must be
present to win. Some restrictions may apply.
In addition to the Society's Registration desks located in the Grand Ballroom, the Marriott's Orlando World Center
WILL CHECK YOU IN ON THE LOWER LEVEL. YOU ARE ASKED TO DRIVE YOUR CAR OR CONVEYANCE TO
THE LOWER LEVEL ENTRANCE. DROP OFF YOUR LUGGAGE. AND REGISTER FOR YOUR HOTEL ROOM.
The hotel has handicapped parking, regular parking, and valet parking for a nominal fee.
The Society has made arrangements with the hotel to sell all types of beverages at reduced prices, but only on the
lower level. You may also receive a 20% discount in the American Grill Restaurant upon presenting your current AARP
membership card.
BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL has again been designated as our official travel agent and we urge our members to
utilize their services, thus enabling us to receive complimentary tickets to bring our musicians to the Reunion. They will
obtain the best flight schedule and monitor fares to give you the lowest rates to get you to and from Orlando.
I am looking for volunteers to play the piano during the reunion. If you are interested or inclined to spend an hour
or so of your time during the reunion, please let me know.
Our volunteer chairpersons are as follows:

Registration Muriel Whitman and Dorothy Pate
Dances Margot and Hubert Jordan
Information/Hospitality Pat Beall and Jeanne Wheeler
Luncheon Betty Malone
Vendors Marje Foster
Hotel Lodging Nancy Van Siclen
Security Robert Van Siclen
Golf Tournament Jane Huldtquist
Transportation Peter Foster
Class and Mini-Reunions Thomas Peterson
Sports Paul Rozmeski

James O'Donnell
1996 Reunion Coordinator

THE 1996 REUNION COMMITTEE WISH ALL MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR.

REUNION COORDINATOR (813) 894-2478



PIANO PLAYERS

The Reunion Coordinator is looking for several pianists. If you are willing to donate an hour of your time at the 1996
Reunion on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, please give me a call at (813) 894-2478. We would like to have a pianist
playing in the Grand Ballroom to entertain our members during the time the Society's Registration tables are open.






INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOCIETY REGISTRATION FORM
Chairpersons: Muriel Whitman and Dorothy Pate

1. Please register yourself, family and/or guests if you plan to attend the Reunion. ALL FORMS ARE INCLUDED
IN THIS ISSUE. 1996 DUES MUST BE PAID! LIST ALL NAMES AS YOU WANT THEM TO APPEAR ON
NAME BADGES.
2. A non-refundable registration fee of $5.00 per Registration Form (not per individual) is being charged to offset
reunion expenses incurred throughout the year due to rising costs.
a. Fee is payable to: 1996 Reunion Coordinator, Panama Canal Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite
334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712. This fee must not be included in your hotel deposit but may accompany
your hotel reservation form, or ticket order or golf registration form on a separate check or money order.
b. Those members residing in the Republic of Panama please use checks on U.S. Banks or money orders
or drafts payable by U.S. Institutions.
c. If you delay registering until you arrive at the Reunion, you must register at a designated station in the
Marriott Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, and pay your registration fee of $5.00 per member number
before you can receive your badges or purchase tickets to the dances.
3. At Registration tables located at the Marriott Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, name badges and pre-paid tickets
will be alphabetically filed under the last name of the member who ordered them.
a. Make sure you pick up badges and tickets during Registration hours. See Schedule of Events for
Registration hours. Our Registrars are all volunteers and we cannot work them OVERTIME.
b. Only the member or spouse may pick up tickets and badges that have been pre-registered. If you are
unable to pick them up, a signed note to the Registration Chairpersons, will be necessary, authorizing
another individual to pick them up.
c. Tickets will not be sold at entrances to the Dances or Luncheon.
d. Unsold tickets for the Dances will be for sale at the Registration area during their operating hours.
e. Tickets will not be mailed.
4. Tickets for the Golf Tournament, Class Reunions, etc. should be picked up from the Chairperson of that event.



YOU MUST REGISTER!
.-------------------------.-----------------------------------------------
REGISTRATION FORM
If you plan to attend the 1996 Reunion, please complete and mail this form.

Office Use Only Date/Post Dues Paid Check Amount Reg. Fee Lunch Ball PZonian


Please print or type: LIST NAME AS YOU WANT IT ON YOUR NAME BADGE: Member Number:_
$5.00 Registration Fee:_

IMember: Tel.No.
I
IAddress:

!City: State Zip_

IList name of each additional person in member's group NOT making their own Pre-registration. LIST NAME AS YOU
WANT IT ON THE NAME BADGES.
NAME Residence State/Country

12(Spouse)

13.

'4.

15.
BEHAVIOR UNBECOMING A SOCIETY MEMBER OR VANDALISM OF HOTEL PROPERTY
WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP AND/OR OTHER ACTION TAKEN.

IF THE SOCIETY IS TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR YEARLY REUNIONS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE HAVE
ITHE COOPERATION OF OUR MEMBERS IN COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM. OUR
:NEGOTIATING WITH HOTELS DEPENDS UPON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AT OUR REUNIONS.
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REUNION DANCES
GRAND BALLROOM
Chairpersons: Margot and Hubert Jordan
Plans for the 1996 Panazonian Dance and the Annual Ball are under way once again and both events
promise to be memorable.
Friday night we will enjoy the music of Charlie Cooper and his Copra Band along with LeRoy Lewis, who
is well known for his organ entertainment at the El Panama Hotel. Both musicians entertained us during the
1995 Reunion and provided us with Panamanian music for both our dancing and listening pleasure.
Saturday night the Annual Ball will welcome once again Frank Pretto and his Paranda Band. Father Frank
has been with us since 1992 and when he plays, the Panamanian/Zonian spirit truly comes alive and you will
find it difficult to remain seated.
Both dances will open their doors at 8:00 p.m. with the dance beginning at 8:30 p.m. and continuing until
1:30 a.m.. Tickets will not be sold at the door so please purchase your tickets as early as possible so you won't
miss this wonderful event.
CLASS REUNIONS: If you are organizing a class reunion and would like to reserve a table, please let the
Chairperson of Class Reunions: Tom Peterson know of your request. There will be a limit on the number of
tables each class will be able to reserve. Once we receive the various requests, we will be in touch with you to
let you know how we can accommodate your needs. It is again suggested that you make your requests as early
as possible.
To accommodate the majority of our members there will be NO SMOKING inside the Grand Ballroom
during the dance. We ask that you smoke outside the Ballroom during the music breaks.
We are looking into having a Disco Band entertain our younger members during the late hours (11:00 -
3:00) at the 1996 Reunion. Final preparations for this event have not been accomplished yet but we are sure
that we will be able to offer an evenings entertainment that will please the younger generation.






THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1996
CHAGRES INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON
Chairperson Jane Huldtquist

The Seventeenth Annual Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Marriott's Orlando World Center
Golf Course, 1 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida on July 4, 1996.
The field will be limited to 136 players so please send your registration form in early to ensure entry into the
tournament. Check-in time will be 7:30 a.m. followed by a "shot-gun" tee time of 8:00 a.m. RESERVATION DEADLINE
is June 16, 1996 and NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless advised by the committee consider yourself
registered; no confirmation will be sent.
The $62.00 entry fee includes green fees, golf carts, luncheon, awards, favors and door prizes. The Awards Luncheon
will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Nos. 4-6, at the foot of the escalator leading to the Convention Center
of the Hotel, immediately following the completion of play. I.D. tags, given to you as you check in at the golf club, are
needed for admittance to the Awards Luncheon, so please display prominently on your person. One luncheon guest per
player will be admitted at the cost of $17.00 which includes favors and door prizes. A list with their names will be at the
luncheon check-in desk. No last minute guests or children under age 12 years of age will be permitted to attend.
As not all players have valid handicaps, we will set up the men's flights by age. Age is not required for the women's
flight. Prizes will be based on medal play and special events. You may play with players of your choice, but you must
compete in your own age group. If you do not select anyone to play with, we will place you based on your age or
handicap. Please state your current PGA Handicap/Index on the Registration Form below so you may be correctly placed
in your flight.
Information regarding the tournament will be posted in the registration area of the Marriott Convention Center on
Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 1996. The golf course is located adjacent to the Marriott Hotel going out the front entrance
to the right.
Golfers may drop off their golf clubs at the baggage drop or at the Bell Captain's Station upon arrival and the Pro
Shop will store them for the tournament for a nominal fee of $5.00 plus tax. Let me stress that this $5.00 plus tax fee is
a one-time fee and you may leave your clubs at the Pro Shop at no additional cost for the duration of the Reunion in the
event you plan to play the course once again. If you do not leave your clubs at the Pro Shop the night before the
tournament, your clubs must be at the club by 7:00 a.m. the morning of July 4, 1996, so they can be placed on your cart
by the club's personnel. Golf shoes cannot be worn in the Marriott Hotel so shoes may be changed at the Pro Shop and
they will store your regular shoes until completion of the tournament. NO COOLERS ARE ALLOWED ON THE
COURSE.
If you care to play the course prior to and after the tournament, you may play at the cost of $40.00 plus tax per
person. A VERY SPECIAL FOURTH OF JULY LUNCHEON will be served after the "FIREWORKS ON THE COURSE".
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GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM JULY 4, 1996

NAME (Print) MEMBER NO.
ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
TELEPHONE NO. Age as of July 4, 1996 (Males only)
Are you originally from the Atlantic or Pacific side?
LIST NAMES OF FOURSOME YOU WISH TO PLAY WITH OR WE WILL PAIR YOU:
NAME AGE HANDICAP
NAME AGE HANDICAP
NAME AGE HANDICAP
NAME AGE HANDICAP
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HANDICAP, LIST YOUR AVERAGE SCORE FOR 72 HOLES.
GOLF AND AWARDS LUNCHEON: $62.00 NON GOLFING LUNCH GUEST: $17.00
# GOLFERS AMOUNT SUBMITTED $
# LUNCHEON GUESTS AMOUNT SUBMITTED $
LUNCHEON GUESTS NAME:
(NECESSARY FOR NAME TAG IDENTIFICATION)
SEND CHECK PAYABLE TO JANE HULDTQUIST 9200 PARK BLVD. APT. #205, SEMINOLE, FL 34647.
TEL: 813-397-5846. ***DO NOT SEND TO SOCIETY OFFICE***
PARTICIPANTS OF UOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY ON WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY FOR ONLY $40.00 PLUS TAX.
ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 16. 1996







IMPORTANT NOTICES

1. If you are not a member of the Society and are planning to attend the 1996 Reunion, you should submit an application
for membership to the Secretary/Treasurer, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712, before the June 27, 1996 Executive Board meeting.
2. UNDERAGE DRINKING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED OR PERMITTED AT THE REUNION. HOTEL SECURITY
MAY REQUEST PROOF OF AGE. ANYONE OBSERVED SUPPLYING INTOXICATING DRINKS TO
UNDERAGE INDIVIDUALS WILL BE DEALT WITH AS DEEMED NECESSARY.
3. STATE LAW FORBIDS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT PURCHASED AT HOTEL BARS TO BE CONSUMED
OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF THE GUEST'S ROOM.
4. Chairpersons of the Society and those of non-Society functions are not permitted to place schedules, notices, pictures,
etc. on the walls or furniture anywhere in the hotel. Any schedules or reasonable information concerning your event
may be displayed at the Society Information Desk. Contact Pat Beall or Jeanne Wheeler at the reunion.
5. CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE PANAZONIAN DANCE
OR THE ANNUAL BALL.
6. DRINKS OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE DANCE FLOOR AND SMOKING WILL NOT
BE PERMITTED IN THE BALLROOMS OF BOTH DANCES.
7. REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR REGISTRATION FORM WITH THE NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION
FEE, AND PLEASE LIST ALL YOUR GUESTS, WITH NAMES THEY WANT TO BE PRINTED ON THEIR
NAME BADGES SO THAT WE MAY PREPARE NAME BADGES FOR THEM. HELP US TO OBTAIN A
TRUE HEAD COUNT ON HOW MANY WE CAN EXPECT TO ATTEND AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
8. THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA HAS ENJOYED THE REPUTATION OF BEING A FUN-LOVING,
AND CONGENIAL GROUP AND WE HOPE TO CONTINUE THIS REPUTATION. DISRESPECTFUL AND
DESTRUCTIVE ACTS WHILE ATTENDING THE 1996 REUNION IS BEHAVIOR UNBECOMING A SOCIETY
MEMBER AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. SOCIETY MEMBERS OR THEIR GUESTS WHO PERFORM
THESE ACTS WILL BE DEALT WITH TO THE FULLEST EXTENT. VANDALISM OF HOTEL PROPERTY
COULD RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP. LETS ALL HAVE A GOOD TIME AND ENJOY
FRIENDS!






11902 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(813) 868-3669


THOMAS
& ASSOCIATES


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PHOTOS ON LOCATION!

SOCIALS FAMILY REUNIONS
HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS
DANCES TOWN REUNIONS
FAMILY & PERSONAL PORTRAITS
MEETINGS FRATERNITIES

CONTACT US TO RESERVE A PHOTOGRAPHER
FOR YOUR GROUP ACTIVITIES.

SAME DAY/NEXT DAY DELIVERY OF PHOTOS -

FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1996

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Grand Ballroom
President Robert L. Johnson
This is your Society we urge ALL members to attend and give your support and ideas to the membership be there
for the election of Officers and Committee Reports.
1. Grand Ballroom. Meeting starts at 10:00 AM. THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING AT THE BUSINESS MEETING.
2. Show your interest in the Society by attending this meeting.
3. Only paid-up members will be admitted.
4. There will be several drawings for prizes donated by Vendors and other contributors. You will be given a lottery ticket
as you enter the Ballroom for the meeting.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER AND YOU MUST ATTEND THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING TO RECEIVE YOUR
LOTTERY TICKET FOR DOOR PRIZES.
DOOR PRIZES WILL ONLY BE AWARDED TO THOSE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE TIME
OF THE LOTTERY DRAWING.
COME TO THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING!

DESPEDIDA
Chairperson: Betty Snow
Say farewells to your friends at the Despedida which will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Convention Center.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida will furnish free coffee and the hotel will have an assortment of sweet rolls for sale.
The Ballet Folklorico of Orlando will perform for your entertainment starting at 10:00 A.M. This dance group will
be available afterwards for photographs.
What a great way to say your good-byes to your friends. Come to the Despedida and experience a little bit of
Panama.






INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Hotel Lodging Chairperson: Nancy Van Siclen
Telephone No. 813-397-5366

1. PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
2. Reservations will only be accepted from Society members who have paid their 1996 dues and all reservations will be
authorized through the 1996 HOTEL LODGING CHAIRPERSON. Please do not phone reservations directly to hotel.
3. Hotel will make room assignments. MEMBERS MUST MAKE ANY CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS
DIRECTLY WITH HOTEL LODGING CHAIRPERSON AND NOT THROUGH REUNION COORDINATOR
OR HOTEL. PLEASE CALL TELEPHONE NO. 813-397-5366.
4. ONLY ONE ROOM RESERVATION PER MEMBER AT REUNION RATES. MEMBER MUST OCCUPY
ROOM! MEMBER WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ROOM!
5. CUT-OFF DATE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS IS JUNE 2,1996.
6. PRINT OR TYPE AND COMPLETE IN FULL THE HOTEL RESERVATION FORM. Failure to complete form
properly will delay processing of your reservation.
7. This form must be accompanied by a REGISTRATION FORM and a non-refundable registration fee of $5.00 (Payable
to 1966 Reunion Coordinator) DO NOT INCLUDE THIS FEE IN HOTEL DEPOSIT PAYMENT.
8. Mail Hotel Reservation and one (1) nights deposit MADE OUT TO HOTEL to 1996 Reunion Coordinator, 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
9. Deposit payable by check on a U.S. bank, money order or draft payable to U.S. Institutions to the hotel or by any
major credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC or other). Please indicate card number, expiration date and signature. DO NOT
INCLUDE ANY OTHER PAYMENTS WITH YOUR HOTEL DEPOSIT.
10. A limited number of rooms for handicapped guests will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note
your request in the Special Request space on Reservation Form.
11. There are a limited number of roll-away beds and refrigerators available. Requests will be assigned on a first come,
first served basis.
12. A SALES and RESORT TAX WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FINAL BILL.
13. There are a number of one and two bedroom suites available. Please contact the HOTEL LODGING
CHAIRPERSON at 813-397-5366 for prices and availability, then place your request on the Hotel Reservation Form
and send to the 1996 Reunion Coordinator.
14. MEMBERS MUST BE AWARE THAT FAILURE TO CANCEL RESERVATIONS 72 HOURS PRIOR TO
ARRIVAL DATE, OR FAILURE TO CHECK INTO THE HOTEL ON THE FIRST NIGHT FOR WHICH
RESERVATIONS WERE MADE, MEMBERS WILL LOSE THE FIRST NIGHTS DEPOSIT AND REMAINDER
OF RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED.
15. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA LAW ALLOWS ONLY FIVE (5) PEOPLE TO
OCCUPY ONE HOTEL ROOM.



MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY

VENDORS
Crystal Ballroom "A" thru "F'
Chairperson: Marje Foster
Tel: (813) 785-8555

1. A Vendor's Application for the 1996 Reunion may be obtained from Marje Foster, Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712. 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 the Reunion
Coordinator.
3. Space is available for 25 vendors. Crystal Ballroom "A"-"F" will provide vendors with a very large single room area.
Vendor's hours for selling will begin at 9:00 a,m, Thursday morning. PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS IN SCHEDULE
OF EVENTS.
4. Only paid up members of the Society will be authorized to sell. Approval of the application will be based on whether
items for sale are related or compatible to Panama Canal memorabilia. Authorization will be assigned in order of
receipt of application and vendor's fee and Society Registration fee of $5.00. Checks should be made out to 1996
Reunion Coordinator, and mailed to the Society office.
5. Consumption of alcoholic beverages and smoking in the Vendor area is PROHIBITED.
6. The Deadline for receiving Vendor's applications and for REFUNDS is June 3, 1996.
7. Instructions and Restrictions are completely outlined with the Vendor Application Form. Please read all instructions
very carefully. The Marriott World Center has some restrictions which cannot be broken, such as attaching anything
to the walls, etc.
8. For Vendor information, please call Marje Foster, (813) 785-8555.
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For Revisions or Cancellations Please call Requests must be received by: June 2 1996 ARRIVAL: TIME:
Hotel Lodging Chairperson Month/Date
at 813-397-5366 CHECK-IN TIME 4:00 PM. CHECK-OUT TIME 11:00 AM. DEPARTURE: TIME:
DEPARTURE: TIME:
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No Preference $89.00
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Hospitality Suites (non-bedded) FOR ALL RESERVATIONS
I understand that I am liable for one night's room and tax which will be
SPECIAL REQUESTS: deducted from my deposit or billed through my credit card in the event I do
SPECIAL REQUESnot check in on my scheduled arrival date or cancel my reservation 72 hours
prior to arrival.

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Make Reservations Early!



FRIDAY, SATURDAY, JULY 5-6, 1996.
6th ANNUAL SPORTS EVENT
Chairperson: Paul Rozmeski and Assistant, Jeff Rozmeski

A Volleyball Tournament (in the sand) will be offered during Friday and Saturday of the Reunion during the
hours of 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Volleyball tournament will be played based on single
elimination. Members may choose their own teams (4 persons to a team). Those interested please complete the Sports
Registration Form below:

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SPORTS REGISTRATION Volleyball Tournament

1. 1. 1.

2. 2. 2.

3. 3. 3.

4. 4. 4.
Mail this form to: Sports Chairpersons, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642.
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TICKET RESERVATION INFORMATION

1. If you have not submitted a Hotel Reservation Form or Registration Form, please attach your Registration Form and
a non-refundable $5.00 Registration Fee with this Ticket Form.
2. Ticket orders will be accepted from only those members submitting a Registration Form and non-refundable
Registration Fee of $5.00.
3. Make checks payable to: 1996 REUNION COORDINATOR, PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, 8050
SEMINOLE MALL, SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FL 34642-4712.
4. No tickets will be sold at the door. It is advised that you order your tickets in advance since there is no guarantee that
there will be tickets available at time of Reunion.


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LUNCHEON TICKET ORDER FORM ANNUAL BANQUET LUNCHEON
Saturday, July 6, 1996 Chairperson Betty Malone


$16.00/Ticket 10 Tickets per member
1 $16.00/Ticket 10 Tickets per member


SNo. of Tickets
I1.
12.
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Total $


ANNUAL BALL ORDER FORM
Saturday, July 6, 1996

$12.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member.

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PANAZONIAN DANCE ORDER FORM
Friday, July 5, 1996

I $8.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member
No. of Tickets Total $
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13.
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1. Crystal Ballroom Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch at 12:00 Noon.
2. Tickets limited to 1,000 10 per member.
3. Seating will be at tables of 10 persons.
4. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
June 6, 1996 and will not be re-sold at the Reunion.
5. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TICKETS
MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE REUNION
REGISTRATION TABLES AT LOWER LEVEL.
6. MENU: Spinach Salad w/Mushrooms, Onions, Bacon
and Orange sections with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette;
Linguini Siena, Spinach Pasta tossed with sauteed
vegetables; Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto Sauce;
Strawberries Romanoff with Creamy Yogurt, Baked
Rolls, Coffee, Brewed & Decaf, and Iced Teas.
REUNION DANCES
Chairpersons Margot and Hubert Jordan
1. Grand Ballroom 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
2. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
June 17, 1996 and will not be resold at the Reunion.
3. Hotel will provide cash bars.
4. NO DRINKS ON THE DANCE FLOOR.
5. NO SMOKING PERMITTED IN BALLROOM.
6. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted
at the dances.
7. PANAZONIAN DANCE Panamanian attire or
Informal dress.
8. SOCIETY ANNUAL BALL Semi formal dress NO
SHORTS OR JEANS.
9. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TICKETS
MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE REUNION
REGISTRATION TABLES.

PANAZONIAN DANCE Music by Leroy Lewis
8:30 11:00 PM
Music by Charlie Cooper
11:00 1:30 AM
ANNUAL BALL Music by Frankie Pretto
8:30 PM 1:30 AM

DO NOT SEPARATE!!
MAIL ENTIRE FORM!!
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MINI-REUNION COORDINATOR
Coordinator: Thomas Peterson

The 1996 Reunion Coordinator has appointed Tom Peterson as 1996 mini-reunion coordinator to cover high school,
college and ancillary reunions to be held during the 1996 reunion. All those planning a mini-reunion at the Orlando
Marriott World Center must get advance approval from the Mini-Reunion Coordinator prior to making arrangements.
He will assist you as much as possible as well as coordinating activities. Those planning their mini-reunion will have the
responsibility of making their own arrangements with the Hotel for their function. Upon completion of their
arrangements, please notify the Mini-Reunion Coordinator at The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole
Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712. He may also be contacted at (941) 371-7731.






TRANSPORTATION
1996 Reunion
Peter Foster Coordinator

*** WIN A FREE ROUND TRIP TICKET BETWEEN YOUR AIR GATEWAY CITY ***
**** WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. AND ORLANDO ****
MAKE YOUR REUNION TRAVEL RESERVATIONS THROUGH THE SOCIETY'S *
*** OFFICIAL REUNION TRAVEL AGENT ***
**10% DISCOUNT FOR 62 YEARS AND OLDER ALL OTHERS A DISCOUNT OF 5%**
The Executive Board of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. has appointed BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL of
Clearwater, Florida the OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT for the Society's 1996 Reunion.

If a significant number of members make their Reunion air travel reservations through BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL
on DELTA AIR LINES, our Society will benefit as its air travel costs for the Society to bring the Reunion musicians will
be reduced.
The primary purpose of appointing an 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
Committee with arrival/departure data of those attending the reunion. This data will be utilized to coordinate Reunion
Registration hours, airport/hotel ground transportation and Hotel Registration Desk Staffing.
The membership travel data will also be used to determine feasibility in establishing Charter Flights at those locations
from where a significant amount of members depart. Chartering Flights would provide a considerable reduction in
Reunion travel for our members.
Members may make their air travel reservations with BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL, or Delta Air Lines. With Delta
you must use the Delta File number indicated in the Bowen-Keppie Ad located in the Reunion yellow pages. The
advantage in utilizing BOWEN-KEPPIE is that in addition to providing a complete travel profile, advanced seat
assignments, boarding passes and free ticket delivery BOWEN-KEPPIE will ticket the lowest rates available on any Air
Carrier and monitor reservations to obtain a refund should fares decrease before departure.
BOWEN-KEPPIE has arranged with DELTA to offer the discounted convention fares from June 30th through July
10, 1996. Members planning to travel by commercial carrier to the 1996 Reunion are asked to support your Reunion
Committee's efforts. Please take advantage of the Reunion Transportation program by completing and mailing the
Preliminary CONTEST/TRAVEL Form in BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL'S AD. The form is non-binding to you, but it
will also provide advance information for the Reunion support functions.
To make your travel reservations, follow the information provided in the BOWEN-KEPPIE AD and if you should
call after hours, leave your name, phone number and request that the Panama Canal Society Specialist return your call.





MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY


INFORMATION & HOSPITALITY
Marriott Convention Center, Lower Level
Chairpersons: Pat Beall and Jeanne Wheeler

Hospitality 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 and Society Information Desk is open to any member during the published working hours. Our staff is
experienced 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 local transportation outside of Reunion confines.
4. Provide detailed maps of the area, with restaurant information, attractions, etc.
5. Help those who wish to worship at the church of their choice.
6. Guide members to proper channels in hotel complaints.
7. Place your message on our notice board for friends, and/or guests.
8. Sell Society license plates, decals, current Annual Directories and Canal Records.
9. The center for "Lost and Found" items.
10. Provide information regarding activities within and outside the reunion.

We are at your service.







PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
1996 ORLANDO REUNION
Announces the Appointment of


S BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL

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* 62 YEARS & OLDER* E UNDER 62 YEARS *
10% DISCOUNT! 1eLoveToFlyAndItShows. 5% DISCOUNT
** HELP YOUR SOCIETY **
FLY DELTA TO THE ORLANDO REUNION
Each Reunion associated air reservation to Orlando, Florida on DELTA between July 1, 1995 through July 12, 1995 will
help your Society obtain complimentary Air Tickets for the transportation of the Reunion Musicians and in turn reduce
some of the Society's Reunion Costs.
JOIN THE 1996 REUNION TRAVEL CONTEST
Send in a completed CONTEST/TRAVEL FORM below. The Contest Drawing will be held during the Annual Reunion
Business Meeting. The winner will be reimbursed the cost of one roundtrip ticket (not to exceed a maximum value of
$400.00 and purchased through the Reunion's Official Travel Agent) between the winner's continental U.S. major Air
Gateway City and Orlando, Florida.
For your convenience you may phone DELTA direct, 1-800-241-6760 and request your reservation under FILE No.
XP0141. Regrettably, this method does NOT permit BOWEN-KEPPIE to monitor your reservations and fare reductions.
Limo transfers to/from Airport Hotel discounted for Society members and their guests, OR
Ask about special advance tickets to Orlando attractions!

Call Bowen-Keppie for your Reunion travel plans. Bowen-Keppie will find the lowest rates with the best flights to get you
to and from Orlando. Bowen-Keppie will continue to monitor your reservation to automatically reduce your travel costs
should air fares go down before you depart.
FOR BEST RATES & FLIGHTS DON'T DELAY CALL TODAY!
Make your reservations early ** Complete this CONTEST/Travel Form and mail to Bowen-Keppie Travel:

Passenger Names:
Address: City/State: Zip:
Phone: Senior Citizen: D Yes D No Rental Car: ] Yes D No
Frequent Flyer Nos.:
Departing From Originating City: Date: Preferred Time:
Departing Orlando Date: Preferred Time:
Limo Transfer: To Hotel: D Yes D No From Hotel: D Yes O No
Special Instructions:


BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL 1-800-457-2131 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
825 COURT STREET 813-446-6332 FAX 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 34616 813-442-2131 Local EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Ask for the PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY SPECIALIST







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traveling and struggling to "get around." She chose to
travel while she was young enough to enjoy it.
In both her personal travels and job locations, she
found all people to be different with new problems. She
enjoyed every job as a challenge and a new opportunity
to share. She accepts people for what they are and helps
in any way she can. She stays active and interested in her
community. "I have received gratification from the
community for my volunteer work. The more people give
back, the better the community." Martha reveals a shy
smile as she reviews her life travels and experiences.
They are good memories.

St. Petersburg Times
August 29, 1995



TWO KIRKLANDS GRADUATE

Two graduations, two days and 3,000 miles apart
took the Kirklands from Balboa to Massachusetts. On
June 15, Caroline Kirkland graduated from Balboa High
School and on June 17 her brother William received his
B.S. in Engineering degree with a major in Marine
Transportation, any sea, any vessel, from Massachusetts
Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay, Mass.
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BARNES KRUEGER

Kennet Barnes and Ernest (Marty) Krueger, Jr.,
were married on August 5, 1995, in Anchorage, AK.
Kennet is the daughter of Ken and Pam Fairey of Santa
Maria, CA. Marty, BHS'71, is the son of Buck and
Barbara (Bartholomew) Krueger of Austin, TX (formerly
of Los Rios, Canal Zone).
The wedding and reception were held at the Six Mile
Chalet, Elmendorf Air Force Base, in Anchorage. The
marriage ceremony was performed by a close friend of
the couple, Joe Harris, of Kenai, AK. The bride, given in
marriage by her father, was attended by Anne Kincaid of
Eagle River, AK, as matron of honor; and by the bride's
daughter, Alyssa, as flower girl. The groom's best man
was his father, Buck Krueger; and the ring bearer was
the bride's son, Matthew.


Caroline and William Kirkland, graduates, two days
apart.
Attending in addition to his parents were his sisters
Caroline and Christina and his 91-year old grandmother,
Anona Kirkland, all from Panama.
The graduates are the children of William (Bill) and
Ester Kirkland.


Back L-R: Pam and Ken Fairey, Kennet and Marty
Krueger, Barbara and Buck Krueger, Valerie
Krueger. Front L-R: Matthew and Alyssa Barnes,
Sara Krueger.
In addition to the parents of the couple and Marty's
sister, Valerie Krueger, BHS'73, and her daughter Sara
of Austin, TX; out-of-town guests included Marty's
boyhood friend and classmate, Eddie Wood, BHS'71, of
Homer, AK (formerly of Curundu); several of Marty's
college friends and many of the couple's friends from
Alaska, California, Texas, Canada and Indonesia.
The bagpipes were played before and after the
wedding by Marty's friend and business partner, Tim
Kincaid, and another piper, both in full regimental dress.
The reception was enjoyed by the couple's family and
friends, and the festivities extended to the grounds
surrounding the chalet since it was a perfect Alaskan
summer evening.
Kennet is an employee of Alaska Airlines. Marty is
co-owner of Tern Technologies, Inc., in Anchorage, AK.
Marty, Kennet, Matthew and Alyssa are residing in
Anchorage.






OLLER BRUNO

On August 12, 1995, at New Covenant Church of
God, Daytona Beach, FL, Itzel Oiler and Gio Bruno
were united in marriage.
Itzi is the daughter of Melvyn Oiler, Liaison Officer,
Panama Canal Commission and Mrs. Elizabeth Oiler.
Bruno is the son of Lino Bruno and Sara Scorsonelli,
San Francisco, CA.


Itzell Oiler and Gio Bruno with Gio's son Jason.

A reception followed at Marco's Restaurant, Daytona
Beach. The couple will be residing in San Francisco, CA.



HALLEY EPPERSON

Susan Halley and Bill Epperson were married July
11, 1995, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Susan is the
daughter of Robert and Pat Adams of Pass Christian,
MS, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Halley of Jacksonville, FL.
Bill is the son of William Epperson of Ocean Springs,
and the late Hildegarde Epperson.
Susan and Bill are 1967 graduates of Balboa High
School. The wedding was attended by Bill's sons, Billy
and Aaron. The couple will reside in Cardenas, Republic
of Panama. Bill is a senior lockmaster at Gatun.



PATE FORREST

Deborah Marie Pate and John V. Forrest were
married on June 18, 1995, in a lakeside ceremony at
Keystone Resort, CO. Deborah wore her mother's
wedding gown.
Deborah is the daughter of Dorothy and Albert Pate
of St. Petersburg, former Gatun residents. Debbie's
maternal grandfather Frank H. Wolf and her great-
grandfather Victor R. Holmelin were Roosevelt Medal
Holders.
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Deborah Marie Pate and John V. Forrest

Deborah is a graduate of Cristobal High School,
Canal Zone Junior College, Stephen F. Austin State
University, Nacogdoches, TX, and the National College
of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL.
Deborah has the distinction of being the first
chiropractor to study radiology at a medical hospital
(VA. Hospital, La Jolla, CA, affiliated with the
University of California at San Diego). Debbie practices
chiropractic and chiropractic radiology in San Diego. Dr.
Pate is a nationally known authority in radiology.
Jack is the son of Eleanor Forrest of San Diego, and
the late John V. Forrest. He is a graduate of Regis High
School, New York City, the University of Notre Dame,
and the State University of New York Downstate Medical
Center.
Jack is Professor of Radiology at the University of
California, San Diego, and a partner in Sunrise Capital
Partners, an international investment consulting firm.
The couple will reside in San Diego after honeymoon
trips to Colorado and Germany.







OLLER KOHR


On August 5, 1995, at the Victory Christian Center,
Daytona Beach, FL, Lilibell Oiler and Archie Kohr were
united in marriage.


Kohr, with Lili's daughter


Lili is the daughter of Melvyn Oiler, Liaison Officer,
Panama Canal Commission, and Mrs. Elizabeth Oiler.
Archie is the son of Ronald Kohr and his wife Laura of
Wrightsville, PA.
A reception followed at the Columbia Pier Deck,
Daytona Beach. The couple is residing in Wrightsville,
PA.


Bride Donna (Muller) Legg (center) with grandmother
Jean Muller, father Allen Muller and great-
grandmother Pansy Crawford.

The western-style wedding utilized similar
decorations and a barbecue dinner reception. The bride
wore the traditional white gown while the groom wore
white western-style tails with white levis, cowboy hat and
boots.
Donna is a graduate of Bauder College, School of
Fashion and Design in Arlington, TX. Chuck is stationed
at Fort Hood, TX.
After a short trip to San Antonio, the couple will
reside in Copperas Cove.


GOGUEN JOYNER


Greg and Carol Goguen (Carol Wertz) announce the
marriage of their oldest daughter Jamie Ann to Chad E.
Joyner.
They were wed on June 24th in Phoenix, AZ. Jamie
is the granddaughter of Shirley (Wertz) Bruce and
Dorothy M. Goguen. Both grandmothers and Greg and
Carol Goguen are formerly from the Canal Zone.



MULLER LEGG

Donna Bernice Muller and Charles Robert Legg
were married September 23, 1995, at Trinity Living
Center in Copperas Cove, TX.
Parents of the bride are Allen and Peggy Muller of
Copperas Cove and the groom's parents are Ronald and
Charlotte Legg of Petersburg, WV. The ceremonies were
observed by many friends and family. Paternal
grandparents William and Jean Muller attended from
Ocala, FL, with great-grandmother Pansy Crawford of
Cameron, TX. Maternal grandmother Mary Place visited
from Lancaster, WI.


GILMORE HOLLINGER

Shelley Stewart Gilmore and David C. Hollinger
were united in marriage on October 21 at the Country
Wedding Outdoor Chapel, Agua Dulce, CA.
Shelly is the daughter of Vera Stewart and the late
Fred L. Stewart, formerly of Balboa, Canal Zone, and
currently of Bradenton, FL. David is the son of Margaret
Hollinger and the late Clarence C. Hollinger of Council
Bluffs, IA.
The bride was given away by her brother Philip of
Bradenton, FL. A program of wedding music was
presented by the La Folia Chamber Players and vocalist
Dianne Brown who sang three solos. The couple were
married by the groom's brother Timothy assisted by
William Shannon. The bride was attended by a maid of
honor, three bridesmaids, one junior bridesmaid and a
flower girl. The groom was attended by his best man and
three groomsmen.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the
Outdoor Chapel. After a wedding trip to Cancun,
Mexico, the couple will reside in Valencia, CA.


Lili Oiler and Archie
Annalysa.







KENNEDY GOLDSBERRY


Richard Anthony Goldsberry (BHS'86) and Karen
Yvonne Kennedy were married March 4, 1995 at the
Kapok Tree in Clearwater, Florida. The bride is the
daughter of Roger and Nancy Kennedy of Zephyrhills,
Florida and the groom in the son of Ken and Juana
(Garcia) Goldsberry formerly of Balboa, Panama.
Maid of honor was Diana Donaldson; bridesmaids
were Jeanette (Goldsberry) Dekle (BHS'87), Wendy
Botiz, Sharon Smith and Sherry Goldsberry. Best man
was Dana Fussell (BHS'86) and the groomsmen were
Allen Dekle (BHS'84), Paul Wright (BHS'86), Gilbert
Smith (BHS'86) and Dean Kennedy.


Karen Yvonne Kennedy and Richard Anthony
Goldberry (BHS'86)
Following the reception held at the Kapok Tree, the
couple honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The
couple now reside in Tampa, Florida.


Due to space limitations
and to be equitable as
possible with all
announcements, wedding
guest lists will not be
printed in the future.
Members are asked to
summarize and not list
each name. (Editor, 03/01/94)


George Ateek Jr., son of George and Frances Ateek,
formerly of Los Rios, Canal Zone and Lourdes Juarbe of
San Juan, Puerto Rico were joined on Holy Matrimony
on February 4, 1995 at the Santa Iglesia Cathedral of Old
San Juan, PR, with a double ring ceremony.
Maid of honor was the bride's sister, Marifel.
Adriana Ateek Berky, sister of the groom was one of the
four bridesmaids. Best man was Jess Little, formerly of
the Canal Zone, and the groomsmen were Danny Coffey,
Pedro Juarbe, brother of the bride, Armando Rodriguez,
cousin of the bride and John Gress of Miami, Florida.


Lourdes Juarabe and George Ateek


Following the ceremony a reception was held at the
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel and Casino in Isla
Verde, PR., beginning with hors d'oeuvres and wine.
After the greeting line there was a champagne toast,
dinner and open bar followed by dancing. The five
separate wedding cakes and hand-made candles adorned
with flowers was the table setting.
The bride graduated from Seton Hall College and
from Nova Southeastern University where she received
her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is
a Social Services Director.
The groom graduated from Florida State University
and interned at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He
has his own company, Nutrition Consultant of Tampa
Bay.


JUARBE ATEEK








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Zakary Curreni
Makenzie Leigh


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Randall (CHS'68) and Sondra Smith of DeLeon
Springs, Florida, joyfully announce the birth of a son,
Zakary Curren and a daughter, Makenzie Leigh on
March 26, 1995. Zakary weighed 4 lbs. 6 oz. and was 16
inches at birth. Makenzie weighed 4 lbs 10 oz. and was 16
inches at birth.




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Donna Gillis with grandson Sean and daughter
Barbara (Gillis) McCarthy during summer visit to
Panama.


David Alexander Tooke
Lisa Tooke (Pedone) and David Tooke are proud to
announce the birth of their third child, David Alexander
Tooke. David was born on February 22, 1995, in Fairfax,
Virginia, joining five-year-old sister, Kristen, and three-
year-old sister, Ashley.


Randall (holding Makenzie)
Zachary) Smith.


and Sandy (holding


Paternal grandparents are Douglas (BHS'39) and
Anita Smith, currently of DeLand, Florida.



Kerry Elizabeth Tochtermnan
Steve and Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman of Brussels,
Belgium, are happy to announce the birth of their third
daughter Kerry Elizabeth Tochterman on August 4, 1995.
She was named after the county in Ireland from which
the Kelleher family came.
Proud grandparents are David and Betty (Watts)
Kelleher and George and Arlene (McKeown)
Tochterman. Helen Ledgerwood is the greatest great-
grandma.


David Tooke with his son, David Alexander Tooke.
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Michelle Lynn Sparling

The proud parents Michael and Sue Sparling would
like to introduce you to their second daughter, Michelle
Lynn, who was born at the 121st Army General Hospital
at Yongsan Army Garrison, Seoul, Korea on February 4,
1995. She was 8 lbs. 9 oz. Her sister, Catherine was
delighted at her arrival home. Also delighted was her
grandma Jane Sparling, widow of Wesley Sparling, who
can now do lots more shopping and is looking forward to
her children's next visit to her at Tinley Park, Illinois in
1996.


Luke Sebastian Wiskowski

Luke Sebastian Wiskowski ws born January 20, 1995.
Proud parents are Dane and Joanne (Wruck) Wiskowski
of Gamboa, Panama. Dane is the chief engineer on the
crane Atlas. Luke is shown with dad at his baptism.


Dad Dane Wiskowski with son, Luke Wiskowski,
and mother, Joanne (Wruck) Wiskowski at left.


Michael, baby Michelle, Sue and Catherine Sparling
in Seoul, Korea.

Michael is now Facility Engineer for Camps Market,
Kimpo and Koryosan on the west coast of Korea and is
an active member of MacArthur Lodge #183 and
Morning Calm Lodge #189; secretary of Seoul Bodies
Scottish Rite; and Ambassador to Korea for Aloha
Temple, Shriners out of Hawaii. Sue is a Research
Assistant for Army Recreational Machine Program, Dist.
1, in Yongsan. The entire family is dong well and extends
fraternal greetings to all their Zonian friends.



Colby Michael Hurst

On September 5th, 1995, at 9:26 p.m., Colby Michael
Hurst was born at Santa Rosa, California to Sandra Falk
Hurst and Darrell Hurst.
Proud maternal grandparents, of their seventh grand-
child are Murray (BHS'52) and Candy Falk of La
Center, Washington.



Kaylyn Brooke Sweeney

Lee (Engelke) and Todd C. Sweeney are happy to
announce the birth of their daughter Kaylyn Brooke
Sweeney, born September 5, 1995 and weighed 9 pounds
1 ounce and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Laurie and John Engelke
of LaBoca, Panama. Paternal grandparents are Michelle
and Tom Hager of Otisville, Michigan.


Paul Edward Austin

Laura (Moser) and Stephen Austin announce the
arrival of their second child, Paul Edward, on August 3,
1995. He joins his sister, Leah Catherine, who is 2/2
years old.


Leah, 2/2, Laura
Edward, 4 weeks.


(Moser) Austin and


Paul


Grandparents are Gemmie and Paul Moser and Ann
and Jerry Austin, of Douglasville, Georgia.






Meghan Erin Riley


Lois and Bill Riley (BHS'52) of Cape Cod,
Massachusetts announce the arrival of their third
granddaughter, Meghan Erin.


Amnanda Kathleen Layinon

Gregory and Linda Laymon of Las Vegas, Nevada
proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda
Kathleen Laymon. Amanda, weighing in at 6 lbs. 14 oz.
was born on September 24, 1995 in Farmington, New
Mexico.
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L-R: Kevin Cindy Riley, granddad Bill holding
Meghan.
Meghan is the eighth great-granddaughter (no boys)
of Joseph J. Riley and the late Emily Riley of Dothan,
Alabama, formerly of Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone.


Gregory and Linda
Amanda Kathleen.


Laymon


with daughter


Grandparents are Mrs. Willard J. (Diane Sparks)
French of Fort Collins, Colorado and John R. Gough II
of Tampa and Virginia Laymon of Temecula, California
and the late Ralph Laymon. Great-grandparents are John
R. Gough of Marrero, Louisiana and Myrtle Sparks of
Jacksonville, Florida.


Nathan Cowan Fugleberg
Stephan and Tracy Fugleberg of Tampa, Florida,
announce the birth of their son Nathan Cowan Fugleberg
on September 5, 1995. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and
was 19" long.
Stephan is the son of proud grandparents, Ken and
Fern Fugleberg of Fairview Heights, Illinois, who were in
the Canal Zone from 1963-1981. Stephan left the Canal
Zone in 1973 to attend college in Tampa.


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Lois R. Flowers Affeltranger, 67, of Clearfield, Utah
passed away August 28, 1995 after a long struggle with
diabetes. Lois and her late husband, William Emil
Affeltranger lived and worked in the Canal Zone from
1951 to 1981 where they raised four children. She was a
faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints.
She is survived by her children, Leslie (Richard),
Mark (Carol), Deborah (Peter), and Eric (Allison); seven
sisters, June, Violet, Betty, Donna, LaNae, Marie and
Linda. Her late husband predeceased her in 1988.


John P. (Frenchie) Barriteau, Sr., 67, of Lake City,
Florida, died September 25, 1995 at Lake City Medical
Center following a brief illness. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of WWII and the Korean war. He went to the
Canal Zone in 1968 and retired from the Maintenance
Division, Atlantic side in 1979. A former resident of
Gatun, he left the Republic of Panama in 1984.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; a son, John P.
(Zip) Barriteau of Milton, West Virginia; two daughters,
Danielle May of Lake City and Paige Barriteau of
Naples, Florida; and three grandchildren.


Claudine Marie (Larsen) Bell, 85, of Oceanside,
California died September 9, 1995. She was born in the
Panama Canal Zone in 1910 and moved to Oceanside in
1916. She became the Worthy Matron of the O.E.S.,
Poinsettia Chapter. She was a pre-school teacher, and
finally retired from the Wells Fargo Bank in 1975.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon; her children,
Beverly Haupert and Richard Bell; a brother, Philip C.
Larsen; a sister, Laurella Fields; seven grandchildren and
15 great-grandchildren.


Elizabeth (Betty) B. Bentz, 91, died in
Hendersonville, NC on September 23, 1995 after a brief
illness. She was born in Minneapolis, MN, and married
the late Paul Bentz in 1926. They then moved to the
Canal Zone in 1928 where her husband served initially as
author of the Canal Zone Code, and later as the General
Counsel of the Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad.
They retired to North Carolina in 1960. She was an
accomplished oil painter and painting teacher, studying
under various masters in New York, Sarasota, FL, Taos,
NM and Noank, CT. She was also an accomplished
violinist. She was a member of the American Penwomen
and was an avid bridge and cribbage player.
She is survived by her son Alan P. Bentz of
Stonington, CT; three sisters, Arrietta Hart, Margaret
Clopton, and Josephine Mattson of Boulder, CO.; four
grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
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Eleanor (Lawson) Bliss, 83, of Campbell, California,
passed away August 21, 1995, following a stroke the day
before her birthday.
She was born July 29, 1912, in Monroe, GA. She
lived on the Canal Zone in the late 1930s. She was a
homemaker and an active member of the Balboa Baptist
Church until the family moved to California in the early
1950s and joined the First Baptist Church in Campbell.
She taught sunday school classes and was active in the
women's circles. She was predeceased by her husband,
Gerald D. "Budd" Bliss, Jr., who passed away in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Gerald D. Bliss III, of
Saratoga, CA; three daughters, Manola B. Culley of San
Jose, CA, Marjorie B. Stephenson of Denver, CO, and
Carolyn E. Vance of Penn Valley, CA; three sons-in-
law, Ken Culley, A. Steve Stephenson, and Michael
Vance; a daughter-in-law, Betty Ruth Bliss; eleven
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Robert "Bob" N. Bowen, 77, of Harrison, Tennessee,
died October 7, 1995.
Bob worked 21 years for the Panama Canal
Company, mostly in Internal Audit, and retired in 1978.
While in the Canal Zone, he built a 36-foot sailboat and
enthusiastically participated in the sail races at the
Balboa Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie O.; daughter,
Ginger Snyder, of Hendersonville, TN; son, Ronald, of
Prescott Valley, AZ; four grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Brown, of Candler,
NC.


Charles James Cole, 65, died October 18, 1995 at an
area hospital. He was born in Cristobal, Canal Zone in
1930 and had lived in Wichita Falls, Texas for 25 years.
He was in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years, rising to the
rank of chief master sergeant. He received the Bronze
Star with oak leaf cluster and many other decorations.
He was the assistant director of the Wayland Baptist
University program at Sheppard AFB.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; a daughter, Natalie
of Wichita Falls; two brothers, John of Hudson, Mass.
and Paul of Fairborn, Ohio.


Barbara J. Cunningham, 77, of Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, died August 18, 1995. She was born in Rosedale,
Kansas and grew up in Sedalia, Missouri. She married
Joshua A. Cunnngham, also deceased, formerly a Canal
Zone Police Officer and spent the next 30 years in
Gatun, Canal Zone.
Survivors include: two sons, Jay, of Nicaragua and
Mickey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and a daughter, Linda
Griffin of Peachtree City, Georgia.


Fern Anita (Horine) Dabill, 74, of Phoenix, Arizona,
passed away September 20, 1995. She was born and
raised in the Canal Zone and was a member of the Canal
Zone Society. After serving as a dental technician in the
Navy during WWII, she entered the Army Reserves and






rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She was a very
active member of the Reserve Officers Association and
was honored for her service by having the Maricopa
Chapter of the ROA renamed for her. She was an
alumnus of UCLA, As a registered physical therapist, she
formed and held her own corporation, Sun Valley
Physical Therapy Service for over 30 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol of San
Antonio, Texas; her step-daughter Jackie; her stepsons
Bradley, Elliot and Clinton; a sister, Emily (Horine)
Brooks of Lutz, Florida; and brothers Carlton of Monte
Sereno, CA. and Larry of Boone, NC.


Stanley M. Dore, Jr., of Warrenton, Virginia, died on
July 11, 1995 at the University of Virginia Hospital. As a
graduate of Penn State in 1955, he came to the Canal
Zone as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He married the
former Virginia DiBella, a BHS'56 graduate, there in
1957.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Dore; his
mother, Grace E. Dore; a son, Stanley M. Dore III, and
three daughters, Theresa Kogan, Elizabeth Cobbins and
Marjorie Morrissette; a sister, Marjorie Bertram and 11
grandchildren.



Hildegarde B. Epperson, 78, of Ocean Springs,
Mississippi, died August 12, 1995. She was born in
Torrington, CT, and moved to the Canal Zone in 1947,
where she was first employed by the Accounting Division,
Panama Canal Company. She was a homemaker and an
avid bowler. She left the Canal Zone in 1973 upon her
husband's retirement from Rodman Naval Station.
She is survived by her husband, William A., of Ocean
Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sue, of
Cardenas, Panama; three grandchildren, Billy, Aaron, and
Angela Torres; and one great-grandchild, Christian
Torres.



Noel C. Farnsworth, 73, passed away at his home in
Austin, Minnesota on July 11, 1995 after 1 1/2 years of
cancer that had affected his liver. He retired from the
PCC in 1982 with 30 years of service with the Executive
Planning Staff and the Engineering and Construction
Bureau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during
World War II, serving in England, Africa, and Italy, and
then graduated from Iowa State College with a BS
degree in Industrial Engineering. He earned his
professional engineers license in 1959. He was active in
the C.Z. Professional Engineer's Society; a member of
the Board of Registration for Architects and Professional
Engineers; served as coach and president of the C.Z
Little League and was active in the Union Church. In
Austin he was a member of the First Congregational
Church, Austin Country Club, YMCA and Cottillion
Club.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Camilla; two
sons, Jim of Merritt Island, FL, and Ron of Corozal,
Panama; two daughters, Jan Thompson of Tampa, FL,
and Patty Farnsworth of Mesa, AZ; seven grandchildren;
two brothers and one sister.


Jean Gerrans, 75, of San Carlos, California, died at
home on August 6, 1995. She was born in Grand Rapids,
MN and went to the Canal Zone in 1954. She was
married to Bob Donaldson, a Panama Canal Company
engineer, then later married Ben Gerrans of San Carlos,
CA. While living in the Canal Zone, she worked as a
nurse at Gorgas Hospital and was an active member of
the Gamboa and Balboa Union Churches.
Survivors include her husband, Ben of San Carlos; a
daughter, Rae Donaldson of Falls Church, VA; son Bert
Donaldson of San Diego, CA; and a granddaughter,
Elizabeth.


Marc E. Guy of Horse Shoe, North Carolina, passed
away September 21, 1995, after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by his wife, June, and a sister
currently living in Norwich, NY.



Corson L. "Corky" Hilton III, 49, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died September 25, 1995 at home of cancer. He
was a retired Army Ranger and Special Forces officer
and retired as a colonel from the U.S. Special Operations
Command at McDill AFB, Tampa. He was a former
commander of jungle operations training at Ft. Sherman,
Panama, and received numerous commendations and
decorations. He was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church, St. Petersburg.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Catherine K;
a sister, Corrine Hofstetter, his mother, Jeannette Hilton;
and two nieces.


Frank L. Hooper, 69, of Dallas, Oregon, died of
related causes to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases in
a Dallas Care Center. He was born in the Panama Canal
Zone and attended BHS and CZJC there. He was a
World War II veteran having served with the U.S. Army
in the Philippines. He graduated from the California
Institute of Technology in 1951 and moved to Oregon in
1963 where he retired as a chemical engineer.
He is survived by his wife, Claire; a son, Henry of
Portland, OR; a daughter, Jeanne Stevenson of Tigard;
brothers Louis of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nathan of
Hayward, CA; and two grandchildren.


William B. Huff, 75, of Pecos, Texas, died May 1,
1995, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had been staying
with his daughter Linda. He was born in Colon Hospital
in 1920 and was a 1939 graduate of Cristobal High
School. He retired in 1982, with over 40 years of Panama
Canal service, as Assistant Chief of Water Transportation
Branch, Terminals Division. In Panama he was active in
the France Field Aero Club, the Cristobal Gun Club and
enjoyed competing in automotive drag racing. He was an
accomplished watchmaker and amateur jeweler. In Pecos,
he was a member of the local gun club and was involved
in making custom knives as well as repairing antique
watches and clocks.
He is survived by his wife, Esther (Kadoch) Huff;
three sons, William, Leonard and Dennis, all of Panama;
a daughter Linda Dany of Tulsa, OK; seven
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.






Heather J. Hull, 8, of Westwood, New Jersey, died
July 29, 1995 at Westchester County Medical Center,
New York following complications from kidney transplant
surgery.
Survivors include her parents Randolph S. Hull,
CHS'70, and wife Kate; grandparents Ernest and Jean
Macchio of Cresskill, New Jersey, and paternal
grandparents, Lia (Osorio) and Robert Hull of Sarasota,
Florida; also a brother, Ryan and numerous relatives
living in New Jersey.


Lester P. Johnson, 72, of Tigard, Oregon, passed
away August 30, 1995 of complications from Alzheimer's
disease. He was born in Colon, Republic of Panama and
he graduated from Balboa High School in 1941 He was
a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S.
Navy from 1943 to 1950. He married Dorothy "Dotty"
Engler in 1950. They moved to Tigard in 1957 where
Lester became a fleet manager for Damerow Ford,
retiring in 1975.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Tigard;
daughters Sandra Delaney of Tigard, Linda Ulstad of
Walla Walla, WA, and Jill Lamb of Milwaukee, WI.;
Brothers Robert of Anderson, IN, and Albert of
Spartanburg, SC.; and seven grandchildren.
Remembrances: Alzheimer's Disease Association.


Richard Jones, 79, of Clearwater, Florida, died
August 11, 1995 at Morton Plant Hospital. Born in
Tuskahoma, OK, he came to Florida in 1970 from Shaw
AFB, SC., where he retired as Colonel and served as post
commander and inspector general of the 9th Air Force.
He was a past commander of Albrook AFB, Panama
Canal Zone and an Air Force veteran of World War II,
the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a
member of Disabled American Veterans and Daedalians
Retired Pilots Association and a board member of Island
Estates Civic Association.
He is survived by his wife Ann; a son, Kim of Long
Beach, CA., a sister, Mercedes Sands, Oklahoma City;
and a grandson.


Jacoba J. Joustra, 93, of Sarasota, Florida, died
October 7, 1995.
She was born May 15, 1902, in Holland and came to
Sarasota 20 years ago from Belle Mead, NJ. She was a
member of the Panama Canal Zone Society and the
Kensington Park Homeowners Association.
Survivors include seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.


Josephine R. (Dennis) Konover died August 9, 1995,
at her home in Forrestal Village, Princeton, New Jersey.
Jo was born in Colon Hospital and moved to Balboa,
Canal Zone at five years of age. She graduated from
Balboa High School in 1934. Jo became a Registered
Nurse after graduating from William McKinley Memorial
Hospital School of Nursing (now Helene Fuld Medical
Center), Trenton, NJ.
Many years ago, Jo helped set up Meadow Lakes


Retirement Complex and Infirmary in Hightstown, NJ.
She was the first Director of Nurses at the Infirmary, a
position she held for five years. Jo retired from McCosh
Infirmary at Princeton University in 1980, after twelve
years as an R.N.
She was a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern
Star of NJ and a Past Worthy Matron of Hightstown
Chapter #103, O.E.S., a charter member of the Women's
Club of Princeton, past president of Princeton Business
& Professional Women and a member of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
She was the daughter and granddaughter of
Roosevelt Medal holders. Jo was the widow of Wesley A.
Konover and mother of the late Gaye E. Konover. She is
survived by a daughter, Barbara R. Konover, of
Flourtown, PA; two sisters, Jean D. Herbert of
Ewingville, NJ, and Marjorie D. Bain of Cartersville, GA;
and many nieces and nephews.



Janie (Hamlin) Leffingwell, 74, of Somers, New
York, formerly of New Canaan, died August 10, 1995
after a period of failing health at the Waterview Hills
Nursing Center, Purdys, N.Y.. She was born in Gorgas
Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone and graduated from Balboa
High School in 1938. She also graduated from the
University of California at Los Angeles where she was a
member of Kappa Delta sorority. Her husband, Harold
Wheeler Leffingwell, Jr. died in 1983.
Surviving are two sons, Charles Leffingwell of Dover,
N.H., and Craig Leffingwell of Greenland, N.H.; a
brother, Eugene Hamlin Jr. of Carthage, N.C. and three
grandchildren, Kate Leffingwell of New Canaan, and
Courtney and Allison Leffingwell, both of Greenland.



Charles Cunningham Loyd, Jr., 42, of Birmingham,
Alabama, died of cancer December 17, 1994. He had
moved with his family to the Canal Zone in 1965. After
graduating from Cristobal High School in 1970, he lived
in Balboa where he trained as an automotive mechinist
and worked for the Panama Canal Company. He was
married for a short time to Sue Arbaugh and later to
Patricia Grimm Richards.
He is survived by two daughters, Amanda and
Valerie and three grandchildren, all of Dade City,
Florida; his mother, Betty Loyd; and sisters, Anne Seeds
and Pat Boyd, all of Birmingham.




Virginia L. Lutz, 74, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died
September 15, 1995 at home. She was born in Cristobal,
Canal Zone and came to Florida in 1969 from Panama.
Locally, she retired in 1989 from Zayres-Ames
department stores after 21 years. She was a member of
the Church of Transfiguration.
Survivors include two sons, Brian of Houston, Texas,
and Gary of St. Petersburg; her stepfather, Alvin Davis,
of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Charlie Phillips of
Panama, and Johnny Davis, Savannah, GA.; a sister,
Betty Cappa, St. Petersburg and four grandchildren.






Dorothy Colbert Meyer, 92, died September 14, 1995
at Boston, Massachusetts following a long illness. She
frequently visited her daughter, Barbara Kelly, on the
Isthmus of Panama while she was there.
She was the mother of the late Edward P. Colbert of
Lexington, MA, and is survived by daughters Dorothy
Thomas of Hingham, MA, and Barbara Kelly of
Dunnellon, FL; sons George Colbert of New Bern, NC,
and Carl Colbert of Potomac, MD. She also leaves 17
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-
great-grandchildren.


Alice Garlington Neely, 70, of Rock Hill, South
Carolina, died August 9, 1995 after an extended illness.
She was born in Panama, brought into this world by Dr.
Herrick and was brought up in the Canal Zone where
her father, A.C. Garlington was electrical engineer. She
graduated from BHS in 1943 and from CZJC in 1945.
She was also a graduate of Converse College in
Spartanburg, SC, and was a teacher and school librarian
until retirement in 1989.
She is survived by her children, Mary Wright
Matheson, Rock Hill, SC, and A. Theodore Neely, III,
Hickory, NC; a grandchild, Olivia Caroline Neely; a
sister, Octavia Garlington and brother, Albert C.
Garlington. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ted Neely.


Paul K. O'Sullivan, 39, of Universal City, Texas,
passed away August 9, 1995. Paul was born December 8,
1955, in the San Fernando Clinic in Panama and
graduated from Balboa High School in 1974. He was the
son of Cornelius O'Sullivan, former Manager, Balboa
Shoe Section.
He is survived by his wife, Ashly K. O'Sullivan, of
Universal City; parents, Frances and Cornelius J.
O'Sullivan of Dothan, AL; daughter, Audrey E.
O'Sullivan of Universal City; son, Ian M. O'Sullivan of
Universal City; and a sister, Mrs. Tami Chalker, of
Dothan, AL.


Helen Owens, of Clearwater, Florida, died December
30, 1994. No further information is available.


David C. Payne, 30, of Bethesda, Maryland, died
September 28, 1995 at his family home following a year-
long valiant fight against cancer. David was born in
Gorgas Hospital and was a graduate of BHS Class of
1985. He earned degrees from the University of South
Florida and the University of Maryland. His last five
years were spent in the Washington, D.C. area living with
his parents. In addition to his employment as an
accountant, he became deeply involved in community
service activities, including Habitat for Humanity, tutoring
inner-city children, coaching youth soccer, donating blood
to the National Institute of Health blood bank, and
serving as an advisor in the youth program at the church
served by his father, the National Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Clarence


Payne who had previously served both the Balboa and
Gatun Union Churches; his sister, Anita Payne Miller
and her husband, Morris Miller; two nephews and a
niece, Morris, Rosie and David. A memorial service was
held in the National Presbyterian Church. In keeping with
his request, David's ashes will be spread over the waters
of Panama in late December 1995.


Ruth T. Potter, 86, of Orlando, Florida, passed away
October 23, 1995. She was the widow of Gen. W.E. "Joe"
Potter, former governor of the Canal Zone during the
period of 1956-1960. She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church, Country Club of Orlando, The
Citrus Club, and the Rosalind Club. She was also a
member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Prior to coming to
the Canal Zone, she founded the first Girl Scout Troop
in Alaska in 1949.
She is survived by daughters Jo Ann P. Heine,
Orlando, Susan P. Schull of Honolulu, HI.; grandchildren,
Kendall Schull Yates of Jackson, MS., Mark Potter Hipp,
of Orlando, E. Gunner Schull of Honolulu, Kent Lee
Hipp of Orlando, St. Stephen Warder Hipp of Atlanta,
GA., and Amanda Arleigh Schull, Honolulu, and four
great-grandchildren.


Helen W. Roscoe, 84, of Sarasota, Florida, died July
4, 1995.
She was born March 24, 1911, in Needham, MA, and
came to Sarasota 21 years ago from the Panama Canal
Zone. She was a homemaker. She was a past worthy
matron of Royal Palm Chapter of the Order of Eastern
Star and a member of the Panama Canal Zone Society.
Survivors include four daughters, Diane Murphy of
Sarasota; Janice Hickey and Sandra Mici, both of
Bedford, MA; and Suzanne Lubera of Miami, FL; two
sons, Kenneth of Venice, FL, and Richard of Los Rios,
Panama; twelve grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren.


Beulah B. Weakley Sanford, of Smyrna, Tennessee,
passed away September 13, 1995 at McKendree Village.
She is survived by her brother, Franklin Weakley of
Smyrna; sisters, Adeline Anderson, Effie Barrett, Lucy
Jones, Bennie Maddux, all of Nashville, TN; several
nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sanford was preceded in death
by her husband, the late George Howard Sanford.


Arthur W. Smith, 82, of Sun City, Arizona, died in
the hospital on August 25, 1995. He was born in Chile,
South America and was employed by the Panama Canal
Company from 1941 until his retirement from the
Storehouse Division in 1969 with over 30 years of service.
He was active in Masonic affairs, was a member of Abou
Saad Shrine and was Past Patron of the O.E.S. He was
an active member of the Union Church and continued his
Church Choir membership in Sun City.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a brother, Max and
several nieces and nephews. Ruth will continue living in
their residence in Sun City, AZ, for the present.






Elizabeth "Sis" Wirtz Stahler, 86, passed away on
September 19, 1995 in Palm Bay, Florida. She was born
in Ancon Hospital, Canal Zone and graduated from New
Cristobal High School in 1932. She married Ernest L.
"Tex" Stahler in 1938 and resided in Balboa where "Tex"
worked in the Building Division until he retired in 1952.
The family then made their home in East Flat Rock, NC,
for six years and then moved to Melbourne, FL, in 1958.
"Sis" was a member of Melbourne Chapter #106 of the
O.E.S. and Past Worthy Matron.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ernest
"Tex" Stahler; a daughter Margaret Fuller; son-in-law
Joseph L. Fuller of Orlando, FL; nine grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters,
Margaret Wirtz Diehl of Hendersonville, NC, Gertrude
Wirtz Vavak of Lake Isabelle, CA, Geraldine Wirtz
Longshore of Newberry, SC; and two brothers, Robert F.
of Arlington, VA, and Jack of Hendersonville, NC.


Capt. Robert T. Staneszewski, 64, of Oldsmar,
Florida, died September 12, 1995 at home. He was born
in Staten Island, N.Y. and came to the Canal Zone in
1966. He was a ship's pilot with the Panama Canal
Commission, retiring in April, 1993 with over 28 years of
service. He was a member of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida; the Polish-American Society of St. Petersburg;
the Polish-American Pulaski Association, Holiday; Elks
Lodge #1542, Margarita, Panama Canal and Espiritu
Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Robert
A. of Oldsmar; two daughters, Deborah Staneszewski,
Largo, FL., and Diana Lisa Staneszewski, Parris Island,
SC; and his mother, Teofila Staneszewski, Clearwater,
FL.


Bobby Joe Stokes, 68, of Joplin, Missouri died at
Freeman Hospital after a long illness recently. He was
born in Joplin and served 26 years in the U.S. Navy and
worked as a customs officer for the Panama Canal
Company, retiring in June 1984 with over 29 years of
service from the Administrative Services Division. He was
a Mason and a member of Abou Saad Shrine.
He is survived by his wife Elia C. (Garcia); a son,
Robert J. of Twentynine Palms, CA; six daughters,
Lynette Cancellor of Howard AFB, Panama, Jennefer
Beck and Brenda Rossie, both of Joplin, Willoura
Campton, Branson, MO, and Linda Gollaway, CT; a
sister, Lois Venn, Denton, TX, and seven grandchildren.


Luis F. Valencia passed away suddenly on August 31,
1995 in San Diego, CA. Luis (Papo) was the son of
longtime Atlantic-side family Luis and Carmen Valencia
of Margarita who now reside in Puerto Rico. He
graduated from CHS Class of 1967 and served with the
Canal Zone police. He transferred to U.S. Customs in
San Diego in 1981.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister,
Carmen Matthews of Cardenas, Panama; two brothers,
Joe of Atlanta, GA, and Jimmy of Tucson, AZ; a
daughter Jessie of California and son Mickey of Florida;
and two grandsons.
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Robert E. Waggoner, 67, of Cocoa, Florida, passed
away peacefully at home on June 12, 1995. He was born
and raised in Kansas City, MO. In 1945 he enlisted in the
U.S. Navy and was sent to the Canal Zone a year later.
There, he met and fell in love with and married Iris B.
Schmidt of Balboa. After discharge, he joined the PCC as
a policeman assigned to Balboa. Being a semi-
professional bowler at the time, he decided in 1955 to
become a partner in a bowling alley in Columbia, MO. In
1960 the family returned to the Canal Zone and Bob
took a job as a towing locomotive operator at Gatun
Locks where he remained until his retirement in August
1979. He was an active member of the Atlantic side
community and a Past Exalted Ruler of BPOElks Lodge
1542. He coached little league and gave junior bowling
lessons; he was also an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife Iris of 47 years; a
daughter, Patricia Dockery; a son, Steven; three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Mildred J. Weipz, 48, of Plant City, Florida, died
June 10, 1995 at Tampa General Hospital. She was born
in Paterson, New Jersey and left the Canal Zone in 1979.
She was a member of AMVETS 7467 locally, and was a
Catholic.
Survivors include two daughters, Dawen E. Weipz of
Largo, FL, and Lisa A. Weipz of Pinellas Park, Fl.; a son,
John S. and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Payne, both of
St. Petersburg, Fl; a sister, Betty Thompson of Smoot, W.
Va., and a grandson.


Catherine F. Wilder, 82, of Tarpon Springs, Florida,
died September 29, 1995 at Helen Ellis Memorial
Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Norfolk, VA,
and left the Canal Zone in 1970 where she worked as a
budget analyst for the U.S. Army and was a member of
Chapter 1683 of NA.R.F.E., Tarpon Springs. She was a
past president of the Garden Club and a member of the
First Baptist Church, both in Tarpon Springs.
Survivors include a son, Frank C., of Tarpon Springs.


Georgette C. White died in Elizabethtown, North
Carolina, on May 15, 1995, following an illness of
approximately six months. She is survived by her
daughter, Claire Dickey (Mrs. Michael Dickey), and her
son, Bill (Diana Whaler White) and four grandchildren.
Georgette and her husband, Tracy, who died in 1973, first
went to the Canal Zone in 1947 and lived in Pedro
Miguel. Tracy was employed by the Panama Railroad.
In 1949 they moved to the Atlantic side, living first in
Gatun and later in Margarita. Tracy and Georgette left
the Canal Zone in 1967 and after traveling for a while
settled in Ivy, VA, where they were living when Tracy
died. In 1976 Georgette moved to Lewisville, NC, where
she lived until July 1993. At that time she moved with
Claire's family to Elizabethtown.



Ray D. Wilson, 79, of San Antonio, Texas, died
quietly on his 79th birthday on July 3, 1995. He went to
the Canal Zone on a one year contract and worked for






the Panama Canal Co. for 32 years, retiring from the
Engineering Division in 1972. He was a towing loco-
motive specifications expert and returned when world-
wide bid for new or additional equipment was required.
He was involved in the Balboa Union Church and was
active in the Abou Saad Shrine, York Rite, Scottish Rite,
Red Cross of Constantine, Darien/Balboa Masonic
Lodge and the Elks. He was also a drummer in the


bagpipe band called the Isthmian Highlanders, and after
retirement played in the Shrine Concert Band of the
Alzafar Shrine Temple in San Antonio.
He is survived by his wife, Gene Wilson who is
recovering from chemo-therapy and is doing quite well;
his son and daughter-in-law Jim and Sue Wilson;
daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bill Caskey; and six
grandchildren.


Letters to the Editor


A mini-Panama Canal Reunion of old friends on the
Hoenke's Lazy Lady in Lake Champlain, Vermont, this
summer. L-R: Jean Bailey, Betsy Hoenke, and Ruth
Zelnick, with pets.


Faye Hamlin, her niece and 15-year-old cat, "El Gato
Solo", in Carthage, North Carolina, 1995.


Whitney Lyra Arabie celebrates her 2nd birthday with Three generations of Mortons, Sanders and Morris at
friends. In back are mom, Katie and dad, Ronnie. the Sanders home in Allen, Texas, July 22, 1995. Of the
Others attending were Laina Bairnsfather, her Mortons are: Lee, Annette, Jack, JoAnn, Paul,
grandmother and grandfather Yvonne and Nathan Darlene, P.J. and Dustin. Sanders family: Sandy,
Vegas, grandmother Yvonne Gleason, aunt Barbara Bruce, Curt, Kim, Ryan and Collin. Morris family:
and other family members. Diane, Kenny, Paige, Kenny III and Hannah.




























Front, L-R: Marje and Pete Foster, Bob and Margaret Foley, Macel Thomson, Betty Snow, Bill and Gretchen
Warren. 2nd row, L-R: Carlie Taber, Sara Rowley, Fern Hettinger, Marilyn Reeser, Mort Thomson, Joy Maale.
3rd row, L-R: Jack Taber, Dean Hettinger, Marvin Reeser, Al Maale, Claude Jordi. Back, L-R: Harry Foster, Jim
and Ruth Shirley, Max Jordi.


"AMERICAN QUEEN"
INAUGURAL CRUISE

On Sunday, August 28th a group of Zonian Amigos
gathered in Pittsburgh with Marje and Pete Foster to
begin a "back-in-time" Steamboatin' adventure on the
Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Upon boarding the newest steamboat American
Queen, the Zonians were in awe over its fluted stacks,
bright red paddle wheel, calliope, the Victorian era decor
throughout complete with a front porch lined with
rocking chairs and wicker furniture. All public rooms and
staterooms were furnished with antique replicas of the
grandeur of the 1800s steamboats.
Following the course of the Ohio and Mississippi
Rivers at seven miles an hour, the group viewed Mark
Twains' small town Americana as the townspeople lined
the river banks to catch a glimpse of the American
Queen. When we tied up along a small town, the
townspeople welcomed us and provided free tours of the
town, including historical and general information.
We had ideal weather from Pittsburgh and
throughout scheduled stops in Wellsburg, WV; Marietta,
OH; Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY (we toured the
Derby's Churchill Downs), Paducah, KY; Cape
Girardeau, MO; and St. Louis, MO.
Along the way, the American Queen transmitted 16 sets
of locks, lowering us over 450 feet between Pittsburgh
and the Mississippi River. Most of the lock chambers
were surprisingly larger (1200' long by 110' wide) than
the Panama Canal's chambers of 1000' long and 110'
wide.
The entertainment on board was hard to beat with
Sammy Kaye's and Russ Morgan's orchestras, the Ink
Spots; Dixieland jazz, banjo and piano players, topped off


with the talented song and dance group from the boat's
staff. Our own Betty Snow surprised us, appearing on
stage as a Gay Nineties floozie, and strutted her stuff!!
On the last day, all passengers were presented with
a miniature brass replica of the boat's bell and were
advised all names would be inscribed on the real boat's
bell as this was its inaugural voyage.
Upon arriving in St. Louis, September 6th, some of
the Zonian Amigos stayed over to tour the city and its
famous Gateway Arch. All returned home feeling they
had been part of a special and memorable experience
and look forward to the "Back-to-the-basics" Southern
Caribbean cruise in May of 1996.
Pete Foster
Coordinator


Betty Snow performing on the American Queen
steamboat in her "Floozie" costume.




































BHS'75, Front row L-R: Debbie (Sholk) Sousa, Pat Williams, Bob Parthenais, Bill Walker. 2nd row L-R: John
Sousa, Libette Garcia, Ivette Dumanoir, Cassandra (Zupanicic) Lane, Cheryl (Allen) Williams, Noreen (Hanson)
McGaughey, Wanda (Ewell) Melter, Vivian (Munoz) Dohman, Trish (Earnest) Mehrkam. 3rd row: Rex Loftin,
Isabel (Williams) Mills, Troy Deason, Cathy (Goodrich) Scribner, Walter Herrera, Tina (Cuba) Herrera, Nancy
(Noble) Bannister, Margaret (Kunkel) Rowland, Sheila Coyle, Brenda (Scott) Senecal. 4th row: Andrew Lim,
Ronald Mills, Gwen (Breaden) Carver, Carol (O'Donnell) Jones, Mary Lou (Morrison) Simmons, Clover
(Shobe) Duffus, Sam Beukema. 5th row: June (Stinson) McCandles, Noemys McConnell, Sandy Toothman,
Glenda (Scott) Ewell, Diane (Rhodes) Stevens, Rick Watkins, Josie (Farrell) Goudie, (with son). Top row: Tom
Etchberger, John Husum, Pete Chumlongeluk, Rick Doubek, Tom Young, Bob Medinger, Ron MacLaren, Ed
McArthur, Hobart Richey, Terril Goudie. (Not shown: Connie (Carrisquillo) Folse).


BHS CLASS OF 1975
20TH REUNION

BHS Bulldogs showed their unity and team spirit
when the Class of 1975 reunited after 20 years. About
100 classmates and spouses joined to celebrate old and
create new memories as they set sail for the Bahamas on
Carnival Cruise Lines' Fantasy on June 27 for a three day
and night cruise leaving Cape Canaveral.
Celebrations began with a sail-away toast and bon
voyage salutations. Name tags with high school photos
were distributed despite feigned indignation and laughter.
Thursday evening everyone dined together, then
continued at the disco palace. Friday morning most rose
early to explore Nassau, including most of those who
partied the night before with friend Ron Cortez, showing
their Zonian nature and resiliency. There were stories of
snorkeling, gambling, straw market shopping, limousine
rental and tours, boat rides and Las Vegas style shows.
Several groups rented scooters, forming their own version
of The Road Knights until one got sideswiped by a local
bus (but that's another story).
After a full day of activities, another night of


festivities followed on board and on the island reliving
their high school days, laughing, teasing and playing
pranks on one another.
The last full day was spent relaxing by the pool. Most
of the passengers began to single out the Zonians by the
distinctive T-shirts worn. Cheryl Williams and Bob
Medinger hosted a voting session to pick winners of who
came the farthest, most changed, most kids, most hair,
least hair, most grandchildren, most marriages, etc. Prizes
were Cerveza Panama mugs, coozies, class T-shirts, and
even a bottle of Cerveza Panama. Everyone had a great
time, and the voters remarked that this was the event that
brought things together.
On Saturday night a private cocktail party was given
by Carnival Cruises before the BHS Bulldogs headed into
the dining room. Unable to give in to exhaustion, the
party continued for some, right into the next morning.
While waiting to depart, the group was still drawn to
each other. Unable to separate until the last minute they
huddled around and reminisced not so much of high
school days, but of the new memories created aboard the
Fantasy. As we left and yelled our good-byes, someone in
the background shouted "See you at the 25th!"






Special thanks to everyone who attended and helped
set up this cruise. Organizers were Cheryl and Pat Williams,
Bob and Nikki Medinger, Ed McArthur, Karen Winters,
and Rick Doubek. Thanks to Tom and Dave Young for the
T-shirts. BHS Class of 1975 would like to thank Cruises
Only and especially our travel agent Tedd Washington for
his coordination with our class officers. Any class who is
planning a reunion cruise, please call Bob Medinger for
infonnation, suggestions and contact points.



ALL WELL IN
NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Richards with son Mark were at the Winnebago
Grand National Rally in Forest City, Iowa this summer,
where we ran into Waldo Gilly, his wife and their
greyhound dogs. He was lecturing at the Rally on how to
travel with animals.
In June we enjoyed a week's visit with Gaddis and
Byrle Wall, showing them a bit of New England -
especially the L.L. Beane store in Freeport, Maine!
Howard and Arleen Osborn are still traveling and
camping with us in the Winnebago Club.
Best wishes to all.

Howard and Hazel Richards
Nashua, N.H.


Richard Tatelman on Red
during August 1995.


Square, Moscow, Russia
Square, Moscow, Russia


Truman and Betsy Hoenke with Garnet and Howard
"Andy" Anderson at Panama Canal Ditchdiggers
meeting (Ocala Zonians).


Hubert and Margot Jordan with Jo Ann and Jack
Morton rest their feet in front of MGM in Las Vegas
where they spent four days living it up.


KUDOS FOR THE RECORD

I wish you continued success and happiness. Every
page of the Record is interesting although many names
are new. I am a graduate of Balboa High School, 1926.
My late husband George Lee Wright was a holder of
Teddy Roosevelt Medal.
Time changes and we with time but never the ways
of Canal Zone friendships.

Irene Wright Hollowell
Houston, TX





























Front L-R: Betty (Norris) Malone, Faith Brundage, Dottie Yocum, Carolyn (Glenn) Johnson, Pauline Arnold,
Muriel (Holmelin) Whitman, Myrtle Hughes, Jay Cain, Rose Alvarez, Olga Disharoon, Sugar (Callaway)
DiRoma. Middle L-R: Jean (Holmelin) Kirk, Bonnie Haywood, Ernie Yocum, Mary (Hunt) Parker, Helen
(Wikingstad) Ethridge, Elaine Leeson, Scott Griffin, Horacio Alvarez, Cathy Carreon. Back L-R: Fred Kirk,
Robert Haywood, Jim Parker, John Whitman, Clyde Leeson, Ralph Carreon, Robert Johnson.


A CARIBBEAN ODYSSEY

On September 24, 1995 twenty seven CHS Alumni
and friends boarded the MS Seaward in San Juan, Puerto
Rico for a seven day Caribbean cruise to Puerto Rico,
Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Croix. 400 years ago
the Caribbean was crowded with pirate ships. Now they
are gone and cruise ships roam the seas. Everyone on
board wanted to find their own picture-perfect island.
Our group found several. Olga Disharoon preferred St.
Croix, while Jay Cain enjoyed Barbados the most. All the
islands we visited were involved in the sugar cane
industry at one time and were possessions of the English,
French, Spanish Danes or Dutch.
Our first port-of-call was Barbados and we
celebrated birthdays for Dottie Yocum, Fred Kirk, and
Scott Griffin. Jay Cain, Myrtle Hughes, Betty Malone,
Faith Brundage, Helen Ethridge, Jim and Mary Parker
toured the Harrison Cave, which all said was spectacular.
On Tuesday night our group had a private cocktail
party in a beautiful lounge before dinner, relaxed and
talked with friends, old and new.
On Wednesday we docked at Port Seraphine on St.
Lucia, a beautiful place with nice shopping area, and
were greeted by a steel drum band. Next, we docked at
Fredericksted on St. Croix and did some sightseeing and
shopping in Christiansted, across the island. Saw some
evidence of hurricane Marilyn, but damage is being
repaired. Swimming and snorkeling are popular here
because the water is so clear.
On Caribbean Night, the waiters sang with flaming
desserts balanced on their heads. Bonnie and Bob
Haywood celebrated their 37th anniversary, while Sugar
DiRoma and Dottie Yocum danced with the waiters. Bob
Johnson treated our group to some delicious wine. It was
a memorable evening.


We saw Martinique slowly emerge as the sun came
up and later went into Fort-de-France for more
sightseeing and shopping.
During the Captain's farewell dinner on Friday, we
were visited in the dining room by Vikings and toasted
them with Aquavit served in souvenir horn glasses.
We could not have asked for better sailing weather,
with glassy-smooth seas, sunny days and moonlit nights,
and with a group of people that were fun to be with.
The cruise was over too soon, and as we waited for
our planes back in San Juan, we reflected on our travels
and the adventure that will remain with us in our
memories. We are already looking forward to another
trip next year to who knows?

Muriel Whitman
St. Petersburg, FL


1 .- -.
Robert and Bonnie Haywood celebrating their 37th
anniversary with a cruise aboard the MS Seaward.
Seated L-R: Bonnie and Robert Haywood, John and
Muriel (Holmelin) Whitman. Standing L-R: Robert
and Carolyn (Glenn) Johnson, Ralph and Cathy
Carreon.

























CLASS OF 1945, 50th REUNION, SAN DIEGO, CA. Back L-R: Charles LeBrun, Jean (O'Brien) Pence, Larry Sulc,
Janice (Cooper) Wanke, Phyllis (Zemer) Wright, Eve (Warner) Gilchriest; Louise (Harrell) Wright, Octavia
Garlington, Nancy (Sullivan) Schorsch. Front L-R: John Hanson, Mannie Quintero, Jean Campbell, Bob Irwin,
Ted Sundquist, George Fedde, Phil DePalmer, Bernie DeLong (CHS), Dick Wanke.


CLASS OF 1945
50TH REUNION

The only thing that could have made the reunion
better would have been if more 1945 graduates had
attended. It was wonderful to see old friends, many for
the first time in 50 years.
Classmates attending are pictured in the Class Photo.
Those spouses who attended with their husbands or wives
were Bill Wright, Carl Schorsch, Sandy LeBrun, Jean
Sulc, Mary Ellen Irwin, Beth Sundquist, Dorothy Fedde,


Danny DePalmer and Priscilla DeLong.
Friends of our class who attended were Nana
(O'Brien) and Bill Roberts, Bea (Wolfarth) and Ross
Kongable, Jessica Malinowski (Mannie's granddaughter),
and the LeBrun's friend, Pete Mallette.
My committee of Jean O'Brien Pence, Ted and Beth
Sundquist and Janice and Dick Wanke did a fantastic job.
Many thanks!

Nancy Schorsch
Ventura, CA.


Former residents of Northern Virginia, Vicky (Van't
Veld) and Harvey Johnson enjoying a get-together in
their new home in Sun City Center, Florida. L-R: Vicky,
Liz Beall, Jim and Barbara Slover, and Harvey.


Los Rios resident, Marsha Kat, visited Al Sprague
recently at his home in Grafton, Virginia.







SHORTEST CABLE

When I was at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa in
1934, my monthly check of $100.00 had not arrived.
My father, Dr. William H. Grant of Ancon, had a
cablegram address in Panama, so I sent him the following
cable: "GRANT, PANAMA, MONEY." I think I paid
about 20o per word.
I did not sign my name Dad knew who it was
from.
William HI. Grant, Jr.
St. Louis, MO


AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE

On April 6, 1995, Renee Nellis, Lenny Wertz and
eight other divers from the Balboa Dive Club in Panama
began their journey to Australia to see what life was like
in the land down under and more importantly, to scuba
dive in the Coral Sea.
We arrived in Cairns (two days later) for a few days
of sightseeing and then on to Townsville where we
boarded the Spoilsport and headed for seven days and
nights of diving at Flinders Reef, 150 miles off the coast
of Northern Queensland in the Coral Sea. The diving was
as spectacular as advertised, with endless visibility and an
abundance of sea life. We dove four to five times a day
and at night. All the dives were great, but the most
memorable were the two dives on the Yongala and the
shark cage. The Yongala, an ocean liner that sunk during
a storm in 1911, is now a national park open for
everyone's diving pleasure. The corals and fish life on the
wreck are tremendous. The shark cage was wild. We
swam into a shark cage, fixed permanently to the ocean
floor, and watched a shark feed of 30 grey reef sharks
and white tips no more than 10 feet in front of us. Much
more exciting than TV. After the feed was over, we swam
back to the boat, with a few grey escorts.


Renee Nellis and
Australia.


Australia. What a view! Two days later we headed for
Ayers Rock Resort where we climbed the rock, watched
the sunrise and the sunset on the rock, and went to a real
Aussie BBQ at the base of the rock. Two days later we
departed for Sydney for a few days, where we listened to
the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House and
did lots of other touristy things.
Our group parted ways in Sydney and Lenny and
Renee went back north to Cairns to visit friends, Laurie
and Julie Wright, that we met in Pinas Bay, Panama.
Laurie and Julie took us camping in the "outback" for
three days. What an exciting way to end our Aussie
Adventure. We headed back to Florida for a few days
before heading home to Panama. We really like Australia
and are looking forward to another longer trip there
sometime soon.

Renee M. Nellis
APO AA 34002



LANGS COMPLETE
IN IRONMAN

Terri (Salyer) and Jeff Lang recently competed in
the Gatorade Ironman Triathlon World Championship
held on October 7 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The Ironman
consists of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, followed by a 112-mile
bike race, and a 26.2-mile marathon run. The field of
competitors is limited to 1,500 athletes who qualify for
the event at qualifying races around the world.
Terri finished the race in 13 hours 14 minutes, the
1001st competitor to cross the finish line. Jeff finished the
race in 11 hours 2 minutes, the 451st competitor to finish.
Stiff headwinds of not less than 25 miles per hour
throughout the 112-mile bike ride made this year's race
one of the toughest in the history of the event. The race
was broadcast on NBC on November 18.
Jeff's parents, Stu and Nancy Lang, of Fort Worth,
TX, spent the week in Kona with them as their "support
crew". Terri is the daughter of Charles and Lois Salyer
of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Margarita. Terri and Jeff
currently live in Japan where Jeff is stationed in the
Army. They will move back to the USA next summer.


Lenny Wertz at Ayers Rock,


We continued our Aussie adventure back on land in
Townsville at the Billabong Sanctuary where we were
able to get a close-up look at the animals native to
Australia. We hand fed kangaroos, hugged koalas, petted
wombats, laughed with the kookaburras, held huge
pythons and fruit bats and much more. The following day
we flew to Darwin for a three-day bus tour of the
beautiful Kakadu National Park. We saw the sacred
aboriginal territory and the rock paintings that date back
hundreds of years. From there we flew to Alice Springs
where we took a hot air balloon ride over the center of


Teri Salyer and Jeff Lang
Terri Salyer and Jeff Lang






PAN CANAL REUNION PICNIC
IN SANTA ROSA, CA.

A group of Northern California residents held a
Panama Canal Reunion picnic in Santa Rosa during
August. Those attending from Sacramento were Bob
Smalling, mother Maria Smalling, and sons Mark, Jeff
and Robbie. From Rancho Cordova were Joan (Ridge)
and Jim Smith. From Castro Valley were Allison
(Murline) Logan and husband Bob, daughters Courtney
and Liza-Jean and Misae Inaba, an exchange student
from Japan. Nancy (Kaufer) LanFranco and husband
Martin came from Foster City; Eleanor (Williams) Dehl
from Mill Valley; Jim and Carol Sullivan from San
Mateo. From the East Bay were Roger and Lenore
Weidoff (Concord), Lee and Willie Doyle, Debbie
(Lawyer) Arsenault and children Jason and Kristen
(Walnut Creek), and Jerry Ridge (Fremont).
Representing Santa Rosa were Bobbie (Styles) Field,
Lorraine Juvet, Helen Aanstoos, Jane (Kaufer) and Jim
Cochrane. From Windsor came Bob and Norine (Kaufer)
Crnich.


Bob Crnich making "raspaduras" (snow cones).
Joannie Smith Courtney and Liza Jean Logan
helping. Equipment provided by Lance Hughes.


Santa Rosa picnic: front L-R: Mark Smalling, Don
Hughes, Kristen Arsenault, Lance Hughes, Jeff
Smalling, Robbie Smalling, Courtney Logan, Misai
Inaba. Middle L-R: Allison (Murline) Logan holding
Liza Jean, Helen Aanstoos, Eleanor (Williams) Dehl,
Bobby (Styles) Field, Jane (Kaufer) Cochrane,
Jason Arsenault, Debbie (Lawyer) Arsenault, Maria
Theresa Smalling, Norine (Kaufer) Crnich. Back L-
R: Lenore Weidoff, Roger Weidoff, Jerry Ridge,
Jean (Ridge) Smith, Jim Cochrane, Jim Sullivan,
Nancy (Kaufer) Lanfranco, Bob Smalling, Les
Doyle, Willie Doyle, Lorraine Juvet, Bob Crnich.


All Panama and Panama Canal T-shirts; Lee Doyle,
Bob Smalling, Joannie Smith, Allison Logan, Jim
Sullivan, Lance Hughes, Jason Arsenault.

A great time was had by everyone and the highlight
of the afternoon was the homemade "raspado" machine
made by Lance Hughes, which dispensed snow cones. He
made them by shaving a block of ice with a metal shaver
which he had purchased in Panama. The ice was topped
by different flavors of syrup with a crowning glory of
sweetened condensed milk. Who remembers these? In
the old days they, along with frozen suckers, were sold
for a "nyap" the 21/2i piece.
Jane Cochrane
Santa Rosa, CA



SHAPIRO FAMILY
GET-TOGETHER

Helen (Rose) Shapiro had her whole family together
on a rare occasion when her granddaughter, Jennifer
stopped on her way to Venezuela on a diving trip.
Jennifer, a high school honor graduate from Elko,
Nevada, is starting her junior year at the University in
Reno, Nevada this year.
Grandson Brian Douglass is a senior in high school
in Miami, Florida.
mmEemi m


Granddaughter and son, Jennifer and Michael
Heidinger, Helen Shapiro, daughter and grandson,
Michelle and Brian Douglass.






PACIFIC NORTHWEST
REUNION

This year's Pacific Northwest Panama Canal Reunion
was held at Abrams City Park in Ridgefield, WA. The
hosts were Murray and Candy Falk who made the picnic
like a home town get-together.
There were games for the children such as the potato
race, sack race, running race, water balloon toss and
more. The adults enjoyed the cool splash of a missed
water balloon (in the adult balloon toss) too. Then Barb
(Comber) and Mac McDougal introduced a new game
called "Cock-a-Roach Flicker", and what fun it was. I
hope they will have it again next year as there were cock-
a-roaches all over the place.
First, second, and third place winners received
ribbons along with participants enjoying candy, lemonade,
pop and cups of ice cream.


our pasts are not forgotten or friends lost. I personally
feel the new changes that Murray and Candy Falk have
started are an added plus to give our members the added
want to stay involved with the Panama Canal Society.
Along with the games and prizes, a revolving photo
album has been started and anyone who takes pictures at
the reunions may submit them for the album.
As usual, there was a lottery drawing that was called
out by Walter Kleefkens along with the help of Jim
Duffus. Everyone was mesmerized on their tickets to see
if they were the winners of the Panama items that were
given away. There were many people who helped the
Falks with the reunion and I would like to thank all of
them for their part. To Murray and Candy, a big thank
you for a job well done.
Next year's hosts are Walter and Suzanne Kleefkens
of the Dalles in Oregon. See you all next year. Cross your
fingers that we'll have sun again next year (Northwest
joke).


1. James Duffus with Inez (Duffus) Plucker, winners of the adult water balloon toss. 2. Cheri (Daisy) Henderson
and Clover (Shobe) Duffus. (John Henderson about to wet Mom with water balloon in rear). 3. Joey Henderson
and Josh Duffus, winners of children's water balloon contest.


L-R: Ken Henderson, Randy Henderson with Pat and
Dan Nellis.
There were 145 people who turned out for this day
in the sun to enjoy time playing, eating, talking about the
past and getting news on long-lost friends. Even though
a lot of us don't live in Panama, Panama still lives within
us. We need to keep everyone coming back together so


Cheri (Daisey) Henderson
Allyn, WA






NEWS FROM THE BAUMANS

Louise and Eugene Bauman are happy to report that
their two daughters and grandchildren are all back living
in Michigan.
Jamie and Anthony returned to Port Huron in
December '94, when Jamie's tour was up with the U.S.
Air Force. Jamie is working for the U.S. Post Office and
is a member of the 191st National Guard at Selfridge
A.N.G. Base, Mount Clemens, MI.
Kelly and Courtney returned to Port Huron in
September '95, when Kelly transferred with Chrysler
Corporation. Kelly is now working at Detroit Parts Depot
in Warren, MI.
Courtney was one year old on September 5, 1995,
and Anthony was three years old on September 12, 1995.

Louise A. Bauman
Port Huron, MI
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NEWS FROM
FATHER KENNEDY

This ex-pastor of St. Mary's, Balboa, is now a
thousand miles closer to Panama than when he lived in
Philadelphia...and closer to so many friends here in the
Sunshine State.
Congratulations to our new President, Bob Johnson.

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Father John Kennedy visiting ex-CZC-Librarian Joe
Kane of Geneseo, New York.
The enclosed photo of yours truly and ex-CZC
Librarian, Joe Kane, was taken in August when I made
a short stop in Geneseo, N.Y., where the Kanes are
enjoying their retirement. My bad luck that day was that
Lucille was out, helping at a Charity booth (what else?)
in the local County Fair. Next time there I'll get them
both!
Best to any old friends who happen by the office.
Bless you for all your good work in getting the
Record together so faithfully.

Father John Kennedy
Miami, Florida


THE POCONOS REPORT

Our 1995 Reunion was a howling success (and there
was a great deal of that). Our reporter, Bill Poole, will go
into more detail on the happenings at the reunion. We
had fourteen Balboa and Cristobal High School classes
represented as well as Zonians from twelve states.
This was our 33rd annual reunion. It all started as a
consequence of a Sauer-Kraut get-together held by Jean
(Kalar) McAndrews in her backyard in Moscow, PA,
back in 1962. Aggie (Tonneson) Jamke was present and
she suggested that they try and have an annual reunion
of a larger group of Zonians. She took charge of the
project and the following year (1963) twenty-two of us
got together at Aggie's house in New Jersey. From then
until 1977 we held annual reunions at individual homes
in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and
New Jersey. In 1978 we started holding the meetings at
a motel in the Poconos and have continued doing so
annually.
Our next reunion will be from Friday noon,
September 6 to Sunday, September 8, 1996, at the Hill
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Motor Lodge (Best Western) located at Exit 45 on 1-80
in Tannersville, PA. The rate for the weekend is still $70
per person (double occupancy) for two nights lodging
and two dinners (Friday and Saturday night) at the Train
Coach Restaurant. For reservations, telephone (717) 629-
1667.
This is an ideal time and place in which to hold mini-
class reunions and a great place to relax and enjoy the
company of fellow Zonians. Golf is also available.
If additional information is needed, call Billy
Michaelsen: between January and April (904) 683-0826;
after April (914) 271-3097.

William B. Michaelsen
Croton-on-Hudson, NY



GAS HOUSE GANG
GOLF TOURNAMENT

THIS WAS ONE GOLF TOURNAMENT WE
WON'T FORGET! The Gas House Gang Golf
Tournament at the Olympia Spa in Dothan, Alabama
started on October 2, 1995, but came to a quick halt
when hurricane Opal headed toward us on our final
tournament day. Golf and banquet were cancelled and
those staying at the Spa checked out early in the morning
and headed home to beat the storm.
However, the weatherman cooperated with us for the
first two days of golf. On Monday, it was a practice round
and we could choose our own foursomes. That evening,
the ballroom was filled with dinner guests and we were
delighted once again to have The Moonlighters band play
for us. Their music is great for dancing and listening to
as well. We sang along too, if we could remember the
words!
On Tuesday the tournament got underway with 88
golfers playing in a mixed scramble. There were only 12
ladies playing this year not as many as we have had in
the past but a great group of ladies joining in with the
men for a day of fun. Wednesday was to have been men
and ladies separate scrambles, but of course, NO ONE
WAS THERE. This is the first year that we can recall
that we have not been able to complete our tournament.
Aside from our regular group it was nice to see Ed
and Gloria Malin from Jacksonville, FL, along with their
good friends Kathy and Ed Goodrich from Apollo Beach,
FL. It's been a while, too, since Al and Carmen Baldwin
of Coconut Grove, FL, were here also, Norm "Arnold"
Terry from New Melford, CT, and Nora and Ted
Melanson of Missouri City, TX. New to our group from
Tallahassee were Bev and Joe Wood, with Burt and
Carol Mead; and from Tampa, Fl, were Margot and
Hubert Jordan. It was a pleasant surprise to have Johnny
MacMurray of West Chester, PA, join us. His father
used to work for Fuerza y Luz in Panama, and Johnny
made his claim to fame in golf at the Panama Golf Club
back in his high school and college days, winning many
championships. He played against such notables as
Sammy Snead and Roberto DeVincenzo, among others.
We'll try again next year!

Vera Ryan
Gas House Gang Golf Committee






NEWS FROM EUROPE

Steve and Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman and
daughters Andrea, Lauren and Kerry are still living in
Brussels, Belgium and absolutely love it after five years.
The summer months brought Gary, Sue, Robert and
Kim Tochterman to Brussels for a visit. In July George
and Cathy (Kelleher) Hovan, of the former Canal Zone,
came for a visit; they were on their honeymoon. Mary
and Cathy had not seen each other in over ten years.
Frequent visitors to the Tochtermans' house from
Germany are Bernie and Julie Kelleher and 1-year-old
daughter Caroline.
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Back, L-R: Bernie Kelleher, Mary (Kelleher)
Tochterman, Kathy (Kelleher) Hovan, Julie Kelleher,
George Hovan. Front L-R: Lauren and Andrea
Tochterman, and Caroline Kelleher. Photo by Steve
Kelleher.
However, the Tochtermans' biggest arrival of the
summer was their third daughter who arrived on August
4, 1995. The first shift of helpers for five weeks were
grandparents George and Arlene (McKeown)
Tochterman. The second shift of grandparent helpers
were Dave and Betty (Watts) Kelleher. Aunt Susy and
Uncle Dave White arrived the end of September for an
Oktoberfest vacation.
Steve and Mary recently heard from Tom and Evelyn
(Barraza) Snider who are now stationed in Germany.
They all hope to get together real soon so Steve can
break out his bottle of Ron Cortez to be enjoyed with
empanadas and ceviche.
From Brussels we would like to wish all of you a very
happy holiday season and a very healthy 1996.

Steve and Mary Tochterman
Brussels, Belgium




NEWS FROM THE COMLEYS

Betty Comley Forgeson reports that she was
fortunate this year to attend and enjoy four wonderful
affairs associated with the Canal Zone. First was a trip to
Panama in March with Ruth Halvosa Warner seeing all
the old, familiar places such as the interior beaches, El
Valle and the Volcan on a bus tour with thirty-two others
escorted by Davis Stevenson.


Front: Jim and son Thomas Dilfer, J.D. and Jody
McCurdy, Jess Lacklan, Tim Ashcroft, Betty
(Comley) Forgeson, George Dilfer, Bob Dilfer with
son Andrew. Back: Stephen and Lynn Dilfer, Diane
Lacklan Caricofe, Mary Jane Comley Lacklan, Arin
Caricofe. Pat Lacklan Ashcroft, Cary Lacklan
holding Brittany Lacklan Caricofe, David Lacklan,
Beverly Comley Dilfer and Chris Neuman.
Next in July, she enjoyed the fabulous Reunion in
Orlando with her sister Beverly Comley Dilfer.
Then, in early September she attended the Poconos
reunion hosted by Bill Michaelsen with 50 other Zonites
enjoying Bill Poole's color-slide showing and Cinco
Allen's music.
Lastly, on to San Diego the end of September for the
55th reunion of the BHS Class of 1940 headed up by
Joan Ridge de Grummond and Nando Tapia. While in
San Diego Betty visited for two evenings with Peg
(Horter Mitten) Sheridan and daughter Chris, who live
in La Jolla.
The best of all were two big family reunions the
first in May at Atlantic Beach, NC, at Nancy (Coleman)
and Bill Grubbs' 40th wedding anniversary party with
twenty of her deceased husband, Barney's, relatives. The
second was at Myrtle Beach, SC, in August with twenty-
one of her Comley family members.


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Four generations, L-R: Betsy Neuhaus with daughter-
in-law Tracey Neuhaus and granddaughter Amber
Nichole and grandmother Adrienne (Muller)
Neuhaus. Not in foto, Amber's papa Jade Neuhaus.
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1924 DREDGING DIVISION, Office Staff, Back row, L-R: Butters, Patterson, Rattiner. Middle, L-R: Bubb,
Claybourn, Hutchinson. Front, L-R: Medinger, Holzapfel, Foote, Kimble.


BY STEAMER AND PLANE

Magistrate E.I.P. Tatelman and Wife Returning on
Cristobal.
Magistrate Edward I.P. Tatelman of Cristobal and
Mrs. Tatelman will be among the Isthmian vacationers
returning Wednesday, Sept. 25, on the Cristobal from
New York. They sailed several weeks ago for a visit at
the New York World Fair.
The advance passenger list of the S.S. Cristobal
sailing from New York September 19 includes: Theodore
A. Aanstoos; Edwin E. Abbott, wife and 2 children;
Alexander F. Bael, wife and grandchild; Master Frederick
J. Edwards; Paul D. Barnard; Mrs. William T. Beaver
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and child; Mrs. Garrett J. Boyle and 2 children; Herbert
C. Bradley and wife; Mrs. Earle Brown; William V.
Brugge and wife; Daoude S. Breche; Mrs. Napoleon and
child; Mrs. Earle C. Calhoun; Charles G. Calvit, wife and
son; Mrs. Albert W. Carleton and 3 children; Mrs.
William R. Carlin and 4 children; Mrs. Thomas W.
Cathey and infant; Mrs. William S. Clark; Jack W.
Clarke;
Miss Margaret Cleveland; Miss Harriette A.
Cockerell; Miss Helen T. Cunniff; Joseph Dabah, wife
and child; Mrs. Jay V. Daniel, 2 children and mother,
Mrs. Josephine R. Daniel; Mrs. James P. Darby; William
L. De La Mater; John D. Dettor; Mrs. Floyd H. Diehl;
Simon Doenges and wife; Mrs. Edward L. Donnelly; Mrs.
Harry W. Dotson, wife and 2 children; Mrs. Robert W.


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Elliott Jr., and infant; Louis N. Everson and wife; Ora M.
Ewing; Mrs. Rebecca; Leon S. Fishbough; William G.
Fisher; Mrs. Eric E. Forsman, 2 children, Master Elvin
Ingram and Miss Gloria Ingram; Henry G. Fredericks;
Mrs. Harry B. Friedland; Charles R. Fuller, wife and 2
children; Miss Emma Garlow.
Mrs. Robert T. Geddes and 2 children; Mrs. John
Geddes; Dr. Aldred E. Gerrans and wife; Mrs. Thomas
Girkout and 3 children; Mrs. Irwin Goldenthal and 2
children; Miss Marcel M. Goulet; Mrs. James P. Hall;
Mrs. Russell T. Harris, and 2 sons; Mrs. William H.
Heussler; George J. Hoffman, wife and 3 children; Mrs.
James H. Jones and 3 children; Miss Dorothy S. Keeler;
Mrs. Lorell L. Keithley; Mrs. John J. Kennedy; Glenn A.


Lasher and wife; Mrs. Frances W. Lawyer; Henry T.
Leisy and child; Frederick E. Mills; Mrs. Pasquale
Monaco and daughter; Miss Maud Moreland; Miss
Virginia L. Morgan; Vincent Mulligan; Allan A. Murray,
wife and 4 children; Thomas B. McGladhen; Mrs. Alfred
E. McKeown and 2 children; Mrs. Maria McLean; Mrs.
Thomas McNeill; Mrs. Levi E. Neal; Fred Nowicki; Miss
Rose M. Olenick; Miss Eunice M. Olive; Mrs. William L.
Pashley and daughter; Miss Helen T. Patterson; William
L. Pidgeon; Miss Hokan E. Pihlgren; Herman R. Roos
and wife;
Rodrigo Saborio G.; Rev. H. Christy Schjeveland and
wife; Mrs. Lawrence H. Sharkey; John R. Strauss; James
P. Sullivan, wife and 5 children; Andrew Taft, wife and 4


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ADDRESS REPLY TO
CHIEF OF OFFICE
THE PANAMA CANAL
WASHINGTOH D. C


THE PANAMA CANAL
WASHINGTON OFFICE
WASHINGTON


Mrs. Robert T. Geddes,
88-20 Fifty-First Avenue,
Elmhurst, L.I., :I.Y.

Dear ladam:


Leave up
Quarters up
File No.


August 22, 1940.
Serial No.
S. S. CRISTOBAL
Sailing september 19th
From 1TR2 v4, foot of Wf.r 24th Street, instead
of PIER 65, foot of WEST 25th Street, as stated below.


In accordance with your request of August 21st this office is authoriz-
ing the Panama Railroad Company to grant transportation from NEW YORK to Cristo-
bal on the above steamer at the reduced rate indicated to cover minimum-priced
accommodations, if available, to the following:


Name


Position


Rate Tax


"is. Robert T. deddes
Patricia (7 yrs.)
Dianne (1 yr.)


.iife of employee 430'
J15
FREE


in case no mini:Lu.u-riced accommodations are available you would be subject
to an extra charge for inner or outer veranda room accojinodations.
The above steamer will sail in the afternoon from.Pier 65, North River, Foot
of West 25th Street, New York City. Passengers should' call for steamer tickets
at the office of the Panama Railroad Company, Battery Park Building, 24 State
Street, New York City, surrendering this letter, early in the morning of the day
of sailing, preferably the day before.

IMPORTANT! Be sure to read and follow the enclosed "Special Instructions to
Steamship Passengers." PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE PARAGRAPHS
WITH REFERENCE TO EXTRA CHARGES FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, AND PAY-
MENT OF PASSAGE MONEY TO AVOID THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSING YOUR RESER-
VATIONS.

Very respectfully,


Enclosures:
Baggage tags (4)
Special Instructions
Emigration Form (3)


F. B. Heimer,
Acting Chief of Office.


Copies to:


File (1) Panama R. R. Co. (1)


Transp'n Clerk (1)


Governor (1)
GPO It-SiKiU


$1.10
1.10
None






children; Edward I.P. Tatelman and wife; Clarence H.
True, wife and 4 sons; Mrs. Carl A. Twedt and 3
children; Mrs. Arthur M. Veney and child; Mrs. Estelle
Whiting and Mrs. Frank A. Wilkran.



CRISTOBAL, Sept. 19 -- The Cristobal dock was the
scene of an unusual midnight "rendezvous" for numerous
family members of returning Isthmian vacationists who
met the Panama Railroad liner at 12:40 a.m. Thursday
upon its arrival from New York.
Over two hundred passengers disembarked seemingly
glad to put foot on "terra-firma" in spite of the hour. The
entire procedure was perfectly normal with full Customs
crew on duty to handle the situation. A special train
consisting of four coaches left the pier at 2:15 with Pacific
Siders who reached their homes close on 4 o'clock.
Cause for the ship's late arrival was due to reduced
speed in order to avoid rough waters in the wake of a
Cape Hatteras hurricane.

Panama American
September 1940


It was 1937 and those were the days when black tank
suits were the vogue and not polka dot bikinis. This
picture shows members of the famous Canal Zone
Red, White and Blue Troupe as they were about to dive
into Miraflores Lake. After performing a number of
diving and swimming stunts, they were picked up by a
row boat and returned to shore. From left; Florence
McElhone (nee) Ferguson; Betty Underwood (nee)
Haldeman, Gene Litton (nee) White, Marny Lenard
(nee) Dryden, Gena Fields (nee) Foley, Kelly Adams
(nee) Bauman, Billy Martin (nee) Bowen. Photo from
Panama Canal Spillway through Billy Martin.



NEXT DEADLINE:

Editor must have by:

February 19, 1996


OUR ROUND ICE BOX

In 1918, my father, Dr. William H. Grant, a dentist,
occupied the second story above the Millers Magazine
Store on the corner of Fourth of July Avenue and "J"
Street in Panama City. I lived in an apartment behind
the office.
A round ice box came with the apartment. The box
was about 4 1/2 feet high. It had a round lid above the
ice compartment that opened like a garbage can. Under
the ice was a food section with three revolving trays.
Below the box, a large dishpan caught the melted ice
water.
Over the years I have never seen a box like that one.
Upon research, I found in the publication "American Ice
Boxes" by Joseph C. Jones, that the Jack Frost
Refrigerators were manufactured by the Metal Stamping
Company of Jackson, Michigan between 1904 and 1912.
A great many were sent to the Isthmus of Panama.
One of my house chores was to empty the dishpan
that collected the drippings. The box was served daily
with a 50 pound piece of ice. The pan required two
emptyings a day. As a boy of five, the load of water was
often too much for me. I often had to scoop some of it
into a bucket to lighten the load. The dumping place was
about 30 feet away in a toilet.
My principle pleasure with
the box was shaving the ice.
With my box-hand-shaver, I
made snow for eating with
syrup, snow for milk shakes,
and snow for snow fights.
For the snow fights, I would
give a bucket of shaved ice
to my neighbor, Ruth Boyd,
and with my bucket full we
would throw snow at each
Other. Her balcony was
about four feet from mine
on "J" Street. Joe, the
barber, whose shop was
below my balcony, was not
happy with this icy mess on
his sidewalk.
I wonder what happened to all those ice boxes?

According to the 1912 (Jackson) Directory, Metal
Stamping Company was incorporated in 1904. A Jackson
Citizen Press publication in 1912 stated that "The chief
product of this company is the White Frost and Jack Frost
Refrigerators, sold in every country in the world. Nearly
every Army and Navy post in this country is supplied with
these refrigerators and they are also sent in large numbers
to the Isthmus of Panama. The plant covers a space of
seventeen acres and employs 125 men. Thirty salesmen
cover every state in the Union.
Apparently after 1912 the company either changed
names or relocated as nothing could be found relating to it
after that year.

William H. Grant, Jr.
St. Louis, MO






















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CANAL ZONE CHAMPIONS for the past two years, the Canal Zone College Green Devils are ready to take on the
Balboa High School team tonight in a football classic at Balboa Stadium, knowing that Balboa will be doing its best
to knock them out of the championship, just as Cristobal will when they have the opportunity. Members of the Green
Devils' first and second string teams are: Bottom row, L-R: Michael Zimmerman, right end; Joseph Vowel, right
tackle; Calvin Fishbough, right guard; Burton Mead, center; Stephen Herring, left guard; John Thomas, left
tackle; and Curtis Jeffries, left end. Center row, L-R: Kenneth Mohl, mascot; Alfonso Blackall, fullback; Reginald
Hayden, quarterback; Richard Gau, halfback; William Maloney, halfback; William McKeown, quarterback; Lambert
Mantovani, halfback; James McKeown, halfback; Richard Seeley, guard; Stewart Brown, coach; Top row, L-R:
Robert Fogel, end; Ralph Connor, tackle; Michael Hopiak, guard; John Riley, center; Douglas Gibbs, guard;
Ricardo Royo, tackle; John Wood, center; and Gary Maddox, end. Panama Canal Review, October 7, 1955.


A BUSY PLACE Balboa Clubhouse, Movie Theater,
Stadium, Bowling Alley, High School, Jr. High School,
Administration Building, Gymnasium, Roosevelt
Boulevard and Albrook AFB.


Girl's 100 yd. Shuttle Relay. L-R: ---?---, ---?---, Phydelis
Walbridge, Myrtle Thornburgh, Marie Winkes,
Jeanne Flynn, Maria Hernandez, --?--,--?--Annette
Evers, Peggy Brugge.


OFFICE SHUT-DOWN
THE OFFICE OF THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
OF FLORIDA, INC. WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE
HOLIDAYS, DECEMBER 23 THRU JANUARY 2, 1996



























1945 BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS, YMCA. Back, L-R:
Harold Tuttle, Dave Kelleher, Dick Conover, Charles
LeBrun. Front L-R: Charlie Norris, Jimmy Dorgan,
Jack Baldwin, Dick Burgoon. Photo of C. LeBrun.


1946 VOLLEYBALL "Gypsies", Standing, L-R: Mary
Aleguas, Charlene Hanke, Phyllis Fisher, Dolores
Dixon, Beulah Simons, Seated L-R: Lemerle Esnault,
Lila Nell, Margie Styles.


1946 VOLLEYBALL'Tangerines", Standing, L-R: Bertha 1946 VOLLEYBALL "Green Eyes", Standing, L-R: Joan
Englebright, Donnie Gilder, Bobbie Brown, Elinore Mead, Elsie Kenedy, Eola Pretto, Mary Jane
Donahue, Mary Sue Powell, Sonia Weich, Adela Salmon, Helene Diaz, Gloria Bornefeld, Sandra
Sanchez. Seated L-R: Joyce Hawthorne, Pat Leach, Hammond. Seated L-R: Betty Watts, Arline Lincoln,
Sonia Ramirez. Harriet Keenan, Marie Martinez.









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Kingergarten Promotion photograph by the Bureau of Clubs and Playgrounds, Balboa-Ancon, upon the promotion
of students on June 2, 1939. Anyone recognize any of these happy little faces? (Submitted by Wm. A. Beil)


1946 VOLLYBALL "Shoo-Flies", Standing. L-R: Andree
Whitlock, Betty Bougan, Nina Strickland, Ann
Newhard, Paula Dovel, Pete Shoaf. Seated L-R:
Elizabeth Munroe, Jackie Whitlock, Betty Eberenga.


1946 VOLLEYBALL"Stardusters", Standing, L-R: Nancy
Dyer, Peggy Mcllvaine, Mary Furey, Peggy Wilkes,
Becky Dixon, Rosemary Denson. Seated L-R: Joan
Styles, Betty Jamesson, Merle Simons.


PROPOSED AMENDMENT #5, ARTICLE III, MEMBERSHIP AND DUES, SEC. 3 A(2),
CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP, WAS PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH 1995 ISSUE OF THE
CANAL RECORD FOR MEMBERSHIP VOTE.

AS A RESULT OF THE MEMBERSHIP'S VOTE EFFECTIVE MAY 5, 1995,
THERE WILL BE


NO MORE MEMBERSHIP CARDS


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CANAL ZONER SOUNDED FIRST ALARM


AT PEARL HARBOR, DECEMBER


1941


Recollections of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
by
Captain William W. Jones, USN (Ret).


Billy Jones, Gene Hamlin and Bill Poole all graduated
from Balboa High School in 1935 and all entered CZ
Junior College. All three subsequently went to Carnegie
Tech, and were all in the same fraternity, but Jones got an
appointment to the US NavalAcademy early in 1937 which
began his Navy career. They still keep in touch.

On the morning of December 7, 1941, I was a
recently commissioned Ensign, US Navy, on duty as the
Officer of the Deck of the USS Helena, CL-50, a light
cruiser, moored port-side to the number 1010 dock at the
Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I had been on watch
since 4:00 AM that morning and my most recent official
act had been to order the Boatswain Mate of the Watch
to "Rig the ship for Church Services." My relief as Duty
Officer, Ensign JJ. Armstrong, USNR, appeared on the
quarterdeck about 7:40 AM to take over the watch duty.
After providing him with a perfunctory summary of the
details of the activities going on aboard the ship, we
stood on the port side of the quarterdeck nearest the
boarding ladder leading to the dock, discussing, as I
recall, what was being served for breakfast in the
Wardroom. (Sunday morning breakfasts were always
anticipated as being somewhat more elaborate and
appetizing fare than the usual breakfasts).
At what must have been about 7:50 AM or shortly
thereafter, while standing on the vicinity of the boarding
ladder chatting with Ensign Armstrong, I was called by
Petty Officer C.A. Flood, who was located above us,
standing a visual communications watch next to the "flag
bag" on the signal bridge. Flood, who had seen Japanese
aircraft bomb Shanghai, shouted, "Japanese planes
overhead!" I ran outboard to the lifelines to get an
unobstructed view of the sky just in time to spot the first
in a formation of dive bombers, all marked with the
distinctive Japanese red "meatball," start his dive toward
Ford Island, across the harbor from our position. When
I saw the bomb release from the lead aircraft, I was
struck dumbfounded by the realization that this was the
real thing and not an exercise to test our readiness. It
was, in fact, the curtain-raising act of our war with the
Japanese Empire.
With the adrenaline pumping and realizing that I
must alert the ships' officers and crew, I ran to the watch
officer's booth in the thwartship passageway connecting
the port and starboard sides of the quarterdeck and
pulled the lever actuating the General Alarm.
Immediately a loud, pulsating Claxton sound came
resounding from the ship's loudspeaker system, well
known to the ship's company as a call to "General


Quarters." As the alarm sounded its final note, I picked
up the voice microphone and broadcasted throughout the
ship the fateful warning and command, "Japanese planes
are bombing Ford Island, man all battle stations, break
out service ammunition." The latter phrase, "break-out
the service ammunition," was my attempt to emphasize
that this was the real thing and not a drill, since "service"
ammunition was reserved for actual battle and never used
for practice. I did not add the order to "commence firing"
since this order was reserved for the Commanding
Officer and, in any event, in the face of an enemy attack
it would be redundant.
Just as I put down the microphone and stepped
out of the booth, the deck jumped under my feet and a
tremendous explosion rumbled throughout the ship. Since
the only enemy action I had witnessed was the bomb
being released from a diving aircraft, I immediately
jumped to the conclusion that we'd been hit by a bomb.
I ran to the starboard side of the ship and looked toward
the bow and stern and into the superstructure and could
see no smoke or flames or other evidence of bomb
damage. I ran back to the port side and searched, with
the same lack of evidence of damage. But, almost
immediately thereafter, as I stood there somewhat
bewildered, seamen came streaming from the lower
decks, many obviously in great pain from the horrible
burns. It then struck me like a blow that the explosion
had occurred below deck and must have been caused by
a torpedo, probably one dropped by a torpedo plane.
This stupefying realization was almost immediately
reinforced by the sight of a Japanese plane passing low
overhead in the direction of "battleship row," the mooring
stations, across the bay adjacent to Ford Island, for the
Pacific Fleet battleships. The pilot was leaning out of his
cockpit to the right and left as he lined up his run to
drop his torpedo. That sight confirmed my guess that it
had been a torpedo that had struck us and was followed
by the realization that, although no damage was visible
from my position on the quarterdeck, it was likely that
there was severe damage below deck and to the hull of
the ship.
As I stood there trying to take measure of our
situation, more and more sailors were coming out of the
hatches leading to the lower decks. Some, obviously in
great pain, had most of their tropical uniforms of white
cotton shorts and undershirts burned off and sheets of
burned skin hanging from their arms and legs. The
injured were taken to the sick-bay, initially for first-aid
treatment, but were subsequently transferred to the
officer's wardroom when the sick-bay spaces flooded. A
small group of panicked but otherwise uninjured men,





who obviously thought the ship was doomed, ran down
the gangway and on to the dock. My shouted orders to
get back on board brought them to their senses and they
immediately came back up the gangway and ran to man
their battle stations. At that point, I decided that I should
also man my battle station, since Ensign Armstrong was
standing by, ready to relieve me of the duties of Officer
of the Deck.
My battle station was as Turret Officer of Turret
Four, one of the five triple gun turrets equipped with six-
inch, rapid firing guns. Turret Four was mounted on an
elevated barbette to enable it to fire over the top of
Turret Five, immediately aft of Turret Four. A number
of sailors had preceded me up the ladder on the side of
the barbette that led to an entry hatch into the turret and
others were following me. As I climbed into the turret, a
projectile of some sort, probably an anti-aircraft round
fired by one of our ships, exploded against the side of the
barbette just below me and killed the man following me
up the ladder. He was Gunner's Mate Second Class J.C.
Pensyl, an outstanding young man in every respect who,
I had felt, was destined for a distinguished career. I
crawled on into the turret and manned my battle station,
on an elevated platform in the rear of the loading area
for the guns, donned the sound-powered telephone
headset and reported the turret as manned to Main
Battery Control.
At the explosion of the torpedo, all electrical power
to the ship had been lost due to the destruction of the
steam powered turbine generator in the forward engine
room. The back-up emergency diesel generators were
fortunately undamaged and within moments, began
providing electrical power throughout the ship. About this
time, to my consternation, the gas alarm, a siren in the
turret that was activated to warn of a poisonous gas
attack, sounded its ominous warning that, in addition to
bombs and torpedoes, we were undergoing a gas attack!
I recognized almost immediately that it was extremely
unlikely the enemy would resort to poison gas, since they
were already inflicting great damage with conventional
ammunition, but I nevertheless ordered the Turret crew
to don their gas masks and to turn off the turret forced-
air ventilation system. After a few minutes, although it
seemed longer, of intense discomfort due to the heat in
those confined spaces, I checked with the fighting bridge
and was advised that it was undoubtedly a short circuit in
the alarm system due to electrical damage. With great
relief, we took off the gas masks!
In an air battle, the guns of the main battery had no
role to play, much as all of us wanted to take some part
in the defense of the ship. I therefore became merely a
spectator to the unfolding drama. My station in the turret
was fitted with a periscope that could be rotated through
a full circle, this affording a somewhat restricted view of
the harbor from our visible position. In particular, I had
a good view of "Battleship Row." During the two major
phases of the attack, I trained the periscope to and fro
across the visible spectrum of the harbor and watched in
shock and dismay the destruction and crippling of a
major portion of the Pacific Fleet battleships. One
particular horrifying instance remains engraved in my
memory. I started a scan of the far end of the harbor
channel visible to me, trained the periscope past
"Battleship Row" and then started to retrace back to the
starting point of the search. In the time it had taken to
accomplish that maneuver, a matter of a few minutes at


the most, the battleship USS Oklahoma had capsized and
rolled over with only the bottom of the hull remaining
above the oil-covered waters of the bay.
At one point in the attack, orders came from Main
Battery Control to run the six-inch gun ammunition,
consisting of a projectile with an explosive warhead and
cylindrical copper cartridge containing the propulsive gun
power, up their respective hoists from the magazines in
the lower decks to the gun breeches. The reason given
for this maneuver was to prepare for a possible shore
bombardment against Japanese troops who might be
coming over the hills behind the harbor! I was well aware
that, with the turret fully manned, it would only take a
matter of seconds to bring the ammunition up from the
magazines to the gun breeches and to load the guns. It
seemed to me fool-hardy to expose the ammunition in
the hoists to a possible chance bomb hit on the turret top
that could lead to subsequent explosions of the
ammunition in the hoists and magazines that could
destroy the ship, so I chose to ignore that order. Shortly
thereafter, as cooler heads prevailed, the order was
rescinded.
Later, sometime in the late afternoon, when all the
enemy activity had ceased over the harbor, we received
orders from the Main Battery to "Secure from General
Quarters" and I climbed out of the turret. Only then did
the incongruous thought strike me that I had spent the
entire battle dressed in my "white service" uniform,
complete with a "choker" collar and white gloves!
My recollection of the subsequent hours of that tragic
and fateful day are somewhat hazy, but I do recall that I
could not stay in my room in the bow forward of the
wardroom because the smell of burned flesh emanating
from the wardroom first-aid station was too
overpowering. I went up to an area of the superstructure
aft of the navigation bridge and laid down on the deck to
get as much rest as I could manage. Thus, I was in a
position to witness the final tragedy of that day full of
moments of horror and acts of heroism. A flight of four
aircraft, coming from one of our carriers at sea and
hoping to land at Ford Island, came in over the harbor
entrance preparatory to entering the landing pattern, This
approach pattern had been established to identify
approaching aircraft as friendly and. since it was well
after darkness had fallen at that time, the pilots had
turned on their navigation lights. None of the ships near
us in the harbor, recognizing that the aircraft were
following an approved approach pattern for friendly
aircraft, opened fire. But some of the machine guns that
had been hurriedly mounted on the roofs of the Navy
yard buildings were not under positive control and some
trigger-happy individuals opened fire. No sooner had
their tracer bullets streaked across the night sky than
anti-aircraft batteries aboard some ships opened fire,
thinking the aircraft had been identified as "enemy." The
entire sky over the harbor was immediately lit up like a
macabre "Fourth of July" celebration and two of our
aircraft were shot down. This sad and mistaken episode
marked the end for me of, in the words of President
Roosevelt in his Declaration of War speech to the nation,
"A day that will live in infamy."

EPILOGUE

In the days following the attack, certain facts
emerged from the hastily organized efforts to determine
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what, when and why certain events in the battle had
taken place. A muster established that we had incurred
a total of 31 fatalities and approximately 70 wounded
personnel. Most of the immediate fatalities occurred in
the forward engine room and fire rooms, the site of the
torpedo explosion. All personnel at their watch stations
in those spaces were killed outright by the blast
accompanying the detonation of the torpedo warhead.
Most other deaths and serious injuries were the result of
severe burns inflicted by the fireball from the explosion
as it coursed through the passageways in the lower decks
of the ship. These passageways were jammed with
sailors running to their battle stations in response to the
call to "General Quarters" while garbed in the current
uniform of the day "white cotton shorts and tee-shirts"-
which of course offered little or no protection against
flash burns.
The question arose as to which warship in the harbor
first sounded the alarm and which was the first to fire at
the enemy aircraft. These questions have never been
answered definitely and probably never will be, but a case
can certainly be made that the first General Alarm was
sounded aboard the USS Helena. The initial attack is
generally considered to have commenced at about 7:57
AM on that fateful Sunday morning. The master clock in
the engine room was stopped by the torpedo explosion


then indicating 7:57:30 AM. As mentioned previously in
this summary, the General Alarm had already been
sounded prior to the torpedo detonation, probably about
7:57 AM. Thus, it would be likely, given the timing of the
sighting of the first attack, the sounding of the alarm and
the recorded time of the explosion, that the USS Helena
was the first combatant ship in Pearl Harbor to respond
to the Japanese attack. The negative aspect of this honor,
if it is an honor, is that the sounding of the alarm caused
a crush of personnel running in the passageways to their
battle stations, thus exposing them directly to the full fury
of the fireball from the explosion. The flash fire was
confined almost exclusively to crew berthing spaces, thus
inflicting death, injury and pain on the personnel wearing
the least protective clothing.
The fact that prompt damage control measures were
taken undoubtedly saved the ship from further damage
and perhaps from even sinking. The timely manning of
the battle stations enabled the anti-aircraft batteries of
the USS Helena to make a significant contribution to the
air defense of the harbor in subsequent attacks. As time
goes by, memories of even extraordinary events tend to
fade and become unreliable, but one thing remains
certain: the crew of the USS Helena reacted in
accordance with the best traditions on the U.S. Navy to
the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.


SPECIAL & USEFUL NOTES


DUES FOR NEW MEMBERS

DUES FOR MEMBER RENEWAL


$30.oo/Year

$2o.00/Year


NO MORE DELINQUENT FEES CHARGED

ONLY THREE (3) CANAL RECORDS IN 1996;
APRIL, SEPTEMBER, AND DECEMBER

FOREIGN MAILING FEES RAISED BY $2.00/Yr.
FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE TO $14.00/Yr.
FOR EUROPE/ASIA/PACIFIC RIM TO $25.o0/Yr.


THE POST OFFICE DOES NOT FORWARD
2nd CLASS MAIL (CANAL RECORD)

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR CANAL RECORD,

CHECK WITH YOUR POST OFFICE FIRST!










SOCIETY ANNOUNCEMENTS


BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 47

The Class of 47 will hold their 50th Class Reunion in
conjunction with the Panama Canal Society's annual
gathering in Orlando in July 1997. Progress is being made
on our 50th year class reunion. The committee has
located nearly half of our classmates. We need your help
in locating the rest of the 1947 Balboa High School
graduates. If you know where any of the classmates are,
please see the "Where are You" section.
If you would like to become a member of the
planning committee, please write to one of the following
members:


Louis Dedeaux
8415 Lofton Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32514


Albert Johnson
121 Birch Grove
Spartanburg, SC
29307


Fred Rose
639 Versailles Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35803


BHS '48 50th REUNION UP-DATE

Progress is being made on our 50-year Class
Reunion, planned in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society of Florida annual gathering in Orlando in June
1998. We have located nearly half of our classmates and
most of the responses from them have been enthusiastic.
1998 seems a long way off, but already a year has passed
since we began this tracking down process. We continue
to need help in locating the rest of us. If you were in the
BHS Class of 1948, or if you know where any of our
classmates are, please send names and addresses to:
Barbara (Fritz) Reyle, 10518 Providence Way, Fairfax,
VA 22030-3106. Telephone: (703) 273-2654.
Note to CHS '48 Class: Pat (Leach) Koenig has
volunteered to head up a Cristobal High School Class of
'48 Reunion. You can contact Pat at: 14904 Freeman
Ave., San Jose, CA 95127.


Jim O'Donnell
405 10th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


CHS CLASS OF '47
PLANNING ITS 50TH

This is the first call to remind CHS '47 classmates
that our 50th Reunion is not too far in the future for
planning purposes.
We need your most current address and telephone
number including those of any other classmates which
you may have.
THIS IS THE BIG ONE and we need your input
and assistance. We want to hear from you as soon as
possible to determine if there is enough interest or
support for a 50th.
The location and type of reunion will be up to you -
write or phone: PETE or MARJE FOSTER at 2389
Citrus Hill Road, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683. Phone
813/785-8555.



YEARBOOKS and UPDATES

Old yearbooks and the yearbook updates often
distributed at class reunions in Florida are being
collected in the interests of future historical research and
preservation by Patt Roberson. They will end up in the
Pan Canal Museum in Fort Worth. So, if you have any
old yearbooks or if your class prepared an update for
your class reunion, please send them to: 2801 Allen
Court Baker, LA 70714-2253. Thank you!


Roosevelt Medal Descendants

Direct descendants of U.S. citizens
who worked on the construction of the

Panama Canal (1904-1914)

and who received the ROOSEVELT MEDAL
are invited to join our organization

Please send your inquiries to

Roosevelt Medal Descendants
P.O. Box 3344
Balboa-Ancon, Rep. of Panama



BHS CLASS OF 1957

We are planning our 40th class reunion as a
"FAREWELL TO PANAMA TOUR". It will be the last
week in February 1997--exact day of departure and return
will be confirmed later on.
All graduates who have any contact with the class of
1957, please pass on this information so that a master list
of ex-alumni can be started, as well as offering them the
opportunity to participate in "THE BIG 40TH" in 1997.
We will become a part of, or all of, a 10-day all-
inclusive tour done by Davis Stevenson which includes
the Atlantic and Pacific sides and sites in the interior of
Panama. A partial transit of the Panama Canal will be
included along with stops at El Valle, El Volcan,
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Lois Jones
3265 Maple St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704






Boquete, Panama City tours, shopping, and lots, lots
more. One of the accommodations will be the new
Coronado Club. Numerous other sights and side trips can
be arranged and our reunion will end with a wrap-up
dinner dance and entertainment. All transportation, tours,
meals, hotel, air fare from Miami and return, airport
fees, visa and exit fees are included in the price. All
ground transportation will be via air-conditioned bus.
This tour has been successfully done in the past with
raving reviews. The flight will be from Miami via COPA
Airlines. Once we know how many are interested in
coming, a final group rate can be given. Please contact
one of us with your address and phone number so we can
give you the final itinerary and price. We need to know
as soon as possible as space is limited. CONTACT:


June Barlow Riesz
8 Crossway Ct. West
Palm Coast, FL 32137
(904) 445-2839


Ben Thomas
740 S. Federal Hwy. #212
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(305) 943-4140


BHS CLASS OF 1956


Calling all class members to attend our 40th class
reunion (No can't possibly be!) to be held in
conjunction with the Panama Canal Society of Florida
Annual Reunion in Orlando, FL, July 3-7, 1996. We need
to update our address listing and phone numbers,
including other classmates you may be in touch with. If
you would like to volunteer to help in organizing the
reunion, let me know when you send in your address.
Currently, a cocktail party is being planned reminiscent
of our 30th reunion. Start marking your calendar.

Susan Knapp Light Virginia Reinhardt Jeffries
109 Merge Avenue 625 Casa Grande Drive
Harvest, AL 35749 Melbourne, FL 32940
205-830-0993 407-253-8112
American On-Line-sklight@gol.com


BHS CLASS OF '68
HAPPY HOUR

Members of the BHS Class of '68 are invited to a
Happy Hour to be held during the Panama Canal
Society's annual gathering in July 1996.
We will meet on Saturday, July 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the
Pagoda Bar in the lobby of the Marriott's Orlando World
Center.
During the Happy Hour we will discuss future class
reunions. If you plan to attend the Society's gathering,
please join us. For further information call Rae
Donaldson at 703-538-2463.


round-trip airfare from Miami (with discount add-on
rates from other originating cities), hotel
accommodations at El Panama, all transfers, evening
cruise to Taboga, tour of the Canal Zone area and BHS
(with a group photo on the front steps), trip to El Valle
and Rio Mar, banquet dinner and much more. If you
haven't been back to Panama recently and would like to
join our class in these activities, please feel free to jump
on board our charter. Mailings to all classmates from the
Class of '76, and others who expressed interest in joining
our group, have been made at this time. If you have not
received your packet with all the details, please contact
Renee Collins. We are going to have a great time
together so plan now to join us in 1996. Mail your
responses in as soon as possible to get the best rates
offered.

Renee Carter Collins
24056 East King Ct.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Ph. 918-357-1601
Fax. 918-455-5051

BHS 1977 20th CLASS REUNION

First call to remind BHS'77 classmates that our 20th
reunion is coming up in '97. We need your current
addresses and telephone numbers, including those of
other classmates you may be in touch with. If you would
like to volunteer to help in organizing the reunion, let us
know when you send in your addresses.
Start marking your calendar for July 1997 in Orlando
in conjunction with the Annual Panama Canal Society
Reunion.


Mary Lou Buford (Pascavage)
6226-B Summer Pond Dr.
Centreville, VA 22020
H-703-830-7310
W-703-913-4437


SLori Snow (Stevenson)
1455 Rilla Circle
Lawrenceville, GA 30243
H-404-995-7291
W-404-339-3778
F-404-339-3507


BHS CLASS OF 1986

Plans are underway for our 10 year reunion (can you
believe it!). It is planned in conjunction with the 1996
Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando, FL. Please
send your address and any other addresses of classmates
that you may know. Those who would have graduated
with us but left the Isthmus prior to graduation are
encouraged to attend. Send addresses and ideas,
suggestions to any of those listed below. CHS'86
interested in having a joint reunion? Contact us soon!


BHS CLASS OF 1976
20TH REUNION


Melinda Grimison
400 St. Georges Ct.
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
(407)777-5762
e-mail: Grimison@aol.com


Alice (Furlong) Riviezzo
1706 W. Hanna Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813)875-8601


Plans are now finalized for an exciting 20th Reunion
in Panama on June 13-17. 1996. Chadwick Travel Services
has given us an outstanding, all-inclusive rate including
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Mitchie Hern
3415 W. Hillsborough #336
Tampa, FL 33614







BHS CLASS OF 1966


Plans are well along for the 30th reunion for the
BHS Class of 1966. This is a gathering for all members
of our class: Zonies, Madras boys and girls, Curundu
hoods, military brats, jocks, nerds, etc. Make plans now
to join us at the Society's 1996 reunion in Orlando! You
should have already received information by mail, but if
you want more details please call Bob Askew at 208-788-
2253. Also please call if you know the address/phone
number of these lost classmates:


Diane (Bonnie) Arnold
Mike Braswell
Patricia Crosby
Richard Gonzalez
Kathleen Litton
Bettina Torres


Alcinda (Cindy) Atkins
Manual Catzoela
Albert Gonzalez
Barbara Hopkins
Jose Ponce
Ellen Zitzma


Bob Askew
Box 2511
Hailey, ID 83333


PEDRO MIGUEL REUNION

All ex-residents and/or friends of Pedro Miguel
should receive our mailing early January 1996. If your
address has changed, or if you are aware of anyone else
who has changed addresses, please advise one of the
committee.
A no-host luncheon is scheduled for Friday, 5 July,
1996, at the Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando,
FL, in conjunction with the annual Panama Canal Society
reunion. A bulletin board will be provided for those who
would like to share old photos (please make sure your
name is on the back of all photos). Our committee has
no authority to make room reservations or accept annual
dues for the Panama Canal Society. All we are
responsible for is the Pedro Miguel luncheon. A luncheon
coupon is provided for your convenience.
Our mailing list totals more than 350 names so any
donation to help defray postage costs would be gratefully
appreciated. To those of you who have already provided
a donation, thanks!
The last reunion in 1992 was a great success, with a
turnout of 172 persons. Let's make this reunion even
better.


Anne (Edwards) Hale
101 Waterwood Drive
Yalaha, FL 34797-3161
(904-324-3406)


BHS Class of 1966 plan for their upcoming 30th Class
Reunion in 1996. At the 1995 Society Reunion in
Orlando, members of BHS'66 met and planned their 30th
reunion to be held in conjunction with the 1996 Society
Reunion in Orlando. Pictured, front, L-R: Milt Short,
John Nita, Tom Stoakley, Helen Aanstoos, Rupert
Turner, Jerri Hunt Farnsworth, John Hanna. Back,
L-R: John Rathgeber, Bob Askew, Linda Woodruff
Weir, Bo Smail.



CONGRATULATIONS Panama Canal
Society members from across the country are to be
wholeheartedly congratulated for their generosity in
recycling used eyeglasses. This year we tallied 162 pairs
which will be cleaned, sorted and repaired, if needed,
before being taken to Latin America by medical
missionaries. Patients travel great distances, often on
foot, and sometimes wait in line for several days to be
seen by voluntary medical teams, who come at their own
expense for annual two-week eye clinics. Over the years
thousands of people in underdeveloped countries were
able to read and sew again, build shelter or plow a
straight row, because of eyeglasses. In 1994 we collected
164 pairs; in 1993 117; in 1993 200. Collections begin
at once for 1996. Can you help? If you have eyeglasses
you will never use again tucked away in a dresser drawer
- eyeglasses that can make the difference in blindness and
sight to someone less fortunate, then won't you please
mail them to Patt Roberson, 2801 Allen Court, Baker,
LA 70714-2253.


Helen (Edwards) Magan
914 Alexander Circle
Pueblo, CO 81001-2015
(719-544-2845)


Virginia (Coffy) Young
1220 John Anderson Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32176-3720
(904-441-1858)


Pedro Miguel Reunion
Marriott Orlando World Center
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821-6358

Friday, 5 July 1996 12:00 4:00 PM.
(Luncheon served at 1:30 PM.)

Please make reservations and meal selection.
(Either selection: $18.50)
A. Breast of Chicken
B. Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef

Total enclosed: $
Make checks payable to Virginia M. Young
and mail to Virginia Young, 1220 John Anderson
Dr., Ormond Beach, FL 32176-3720.
List names of persons attending (and meal
selection) for purpose of name tags.
A. B.




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WANTED: Would be grateful for any personal
recollections of FDR's visits to Panama in 1934, 1935 and
1940. Please contact Roy Knoop, 4712 71st St. Ct. N.W.,
Gig Harbor, WA 98335.




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2389 Citrus Hill Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(813) 785-8555
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MOLITAS--small molas
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MOLAS--about 1;

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$3.50 ea for 5-11
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MOLA MASKS--face-sized; $15.00 ea
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MOLA PATCH POSTCARDS
colorful!

CHAQUIRAS--beaded
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GARGANTILLAS--small
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GUARANTEE: You may return your order within 30 days of
receipt for a complete refund if it doesn't meet your
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Please enclose check or money order for the total amount
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FOR SALE: Several hardback and paperback books on
the Panama Canal. Write for list if interested. Also 2
pairs of brass stirrups, one large, $75; one small, $50.00.
Edith P. Stiebritz, 3174 S.E. 6th Place, Ocala, FL 34471-
2878. Tel: (904) 694-2745.


SAUCE ARTURO I got it! A case for $24.00 plus
shipping and handling charges of $7.50. Write to Sheila
Lawrence, 21144 Butcher's Holler, Estero, Florida 33928.


WANTED: Contact from or information about Eileen
Suisman, R.N., Atlantic City Hospital graduate, who
worked at Gorgas. J.F. Stow, 4125-B Brigantine Blvd,
Brigantine, NJ 08203. (609) 266-8755.

WANTED: 1968 BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL YEAR
BOOK. CALL PAT HOOD (PERRY), 205-995-0562.

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FULL PAGE ADS NO
= LONGER ACCEPTED. All ads will
* be limited to 1/2 page. The only full-page ads _
N accepted will be Reunion ads beneficial to the
SSociety. All other ads will be accepted only from
m members who are owners of a business and/or must U
= be for the profit or benefit of the members of the
SSociety.
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MAMA WORE JUNGLE BOOTS
By Patsy C. Detamore

Who wouldn't like to explore a tropical jungle without having to worry
about getting lost or fighting off hungry insects? Or carve out your own road
with a caravan of Jeeps? Maybe a day devoted to filling your boat with 25-
pound game fish would be more to your liking. Make it the same jungle where
Vasco Nufiez de Balboa discovered the Pacific, Henry Morgan laid waste the
city of Panama and Teddy Roosevelt dug his Big Ditch, and you've got MAMA
WORE JUNGLE BOOTS. It will take you into Panama's jungle and make you
want to stay. This 256-page paperbound, 6"x9" book may be purchased directly
from the author for only $16.45. Books will be autographed upon request at
no extra charge.
Please send check or money order to: Patsy C. Detamore, 3835 Rex
Circle, Rex, GA 30273-1320.


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THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712



MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
(Membership Renewal on Reverse)


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RENEWAL: $20.00 Annually (Oct. 1-Sept.30) per family, including children under
18 years of age. (A portion of this amount is for subscription to the Canal Record
for one year).
DUES NOTICES WILL NOT BE MAILED.


D NEW MEMBERSHIP: $20.00 Annually per family including children under 18 years
of age, plus a $10.00 Administrative Fee for new members and individuals who have
not renewed their membership prior to June 1 of the current dues year shall be
considered a new member and, as such, must pay the Administrative Fee.


Amount enclosed $ Check M.O. Cash

NOTE: IF CHECK IS NOT MADE ON U.S. BANK, MAKE PAYMENT BY MONEY ORDER.



MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Membership
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Amount enclosed: $
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ORDER FORM SOCIETY PLATE & DECAL
Society License Plate: $5.00 (Tax included)
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Please mail to: (If different from above)


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Qty. Plates Qty. Decals_ Amount enclosed: $
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Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
(Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685


I Publication Title 2. Publication No. 3. Filing Date

CANAL RECORD 0 8 8 0 2 0 SEPT. 13, 1995
4 Issue Frequency 5. No. of Issues Published 6 Annual Subscription Pnce
Annually
QUARTERLY, I'MARCH, JUNE, SEPT, DEC. FOUR (4) $11.00
7 Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication (Street. City County, State, and ZIP*) (Not Pnnter)

8050 SEMINOLE MALL, SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FL (PINELLAS COUNTY) 34642-4712

8 Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (Not Printer

8050 SEMINOLE MALL, SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FL (PINELLAS COUNTY) 34642-4712

9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher. Editor. and Managing Editor (Do Not Leave Blank)
Publisher (Name and Compleae Mailing Address)

PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
RICHARD W. BEALL, 8050 SEMINOLE MALL. SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FL 34642-4712
Editor (Name and Complete Mailing Address)

RICHARD W, BEALL, 8050 SEMINOLE, MALL, SUITE 334, BSMINOLE, FL 34642-4712

Managing Editor (Name and Complete Mailing Address)


RICHARD W. BEALL, 8050 SEMINOLE MALL, SUITE 334, SEMINOLE. FL 34642-4712


0. Owner (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated nnd also immediately thereafter the names and addretnes nt stockholder- nwnmng
or hoeoing I percent or more of the total amount of stock. I not owned by a corporation the names and addresses of the individual owners must be given I
owned by a partnership or other unincorporated firm its name and address as well as that of each individual must be given, If the publication is published
by a nonprofit organization, its name and address must be stated) (Do Not Leave Blank.)
Full Name Complete Mailing Address

PANAMA CANAL SrlFT TY nAF Fi nORIDT INC- S50 FSEMINOLE Al LL. SUITE 37/'
SEMINOLE, FLORIDA 34642-4712







11. Known Bondholders. Mongagees. and Other Secunty Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of BonOs, Mongages. or Other
Secundes. If none. check here. O None
Full Name Complete Mailing Address











12. For completion by nonprofit organizations authonzed to mail at special rates. The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt
status for federal income tax purposes: (Check one) p Has Not Changed Dunng Preceding 12 Months
0 Has Changed During Preceding 12 Months
(If changed, publsher must submit explanation of change with this statement)


i=, UNITED STATES
A POSTAL SERVICEr.


13. Publication Name 14 Issue Date lor Circulation Data Below
CANAL RECORD SEPTEMBER 13, 1995
15 Average No. Copies Each Issue Actual No. Copies of Single Issu
Extent and Nature of Circulation During Preceding 12 Months Published Nearest to Fiing Dale

a. Total No Copies (Net Press Run) 4384 4625

b. Paid and/or Requested Circulation
(1) Sales Through Dealers and Carrers Street Vendors, and Counter Sales 0 0
(NOt Mailed)
(2) Paid or Requested Mail Subscriplions
(Include Adveriser' Proof CopiesExchange Copies) 41266 4506

c Tolal Paid and/or Requested Circulation
(Sum of sb(lf) and 15b(2)) 4259 4499

d. Free Distribution by Mail
(Samples, Complimentary, and Other Free) 7 7

e. Free Distribution Outside the Mail (Carners or Other Means) 0 0

. Total Free ODistbution (Sum of 15d and 15e) 7 7

g. Total Distribution (Sum of ISc and f51) i266 4506

h. Copies Not Distributed
(1) Office Use Leftover. Spoiled 118 119

(2) Return from News Agents 0 0

I. Total (Sum of 15g, 15h(t). and 15h(2)) 4384 4625

Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation
(sc/sg 15 100o) 99.8 99.8

16I This Statement of Ownership will be pnnted in the E-Cr- 1 ER-__ r'ssue of this publication O Check box If not required to punish
17 Signaur d Title of Editor. Publisher Business Manager or Owner Dale
SEPTEMBER 13, 1995

I cenhy that al information furnished on this forn is lnue and complete I understand that anyone who lurnishes false or misleading inlorm.lo on on in lo"
who omits matenal or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including lines and impnsonment) and/or civil sanctions
including multiple damages and civil penalties)


Instructions to Publishers

1. Complete and file one copy of this form with your postmaster on or before October 1, annually Keep a copy of Ihe completed form for
your records.
2. Include in items 10 and 11, in cases where the stockholder or security holder is a trustee, the name of the person or corporation for whor
the trustee is acting. Also include the names and addresses of individuals who are stockholders who own or hold 1 percent or more of Ih
total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities of the publishing corporation. In item 11, if none, check box Use blank sheets it
more space is required.
3. Be sure to fumish all information called for in item 15, regarding circulation. Free circulation must be shown in items 15d, e. and I
4. It the publication had second-class authorization as a general or requester publication, this Statement of Ownership. Management, ana
Circulation must be published; it must be printed in any issue in October or the first printed issue after October, if the publication is not
published during October.
5. In item 16, indicate date of the issue in which this Statement of Ownership will be printed.
6, Item 17 must be signed.
Failure to file or publish a statement of ownership may lead to suspension of second-class authorization.


(See Instructions on Reverse)


PS Form 3526, October 1994




Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
(ISSN 0528-0001)
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712





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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Canal Record,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712




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