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Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
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Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
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v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
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Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 4 (Nov. 1976); title from cover.

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SOME OF THE MEMBERS of the Panama Canal So- Mrs. Arne Halldorson, Mr. Halldorson, J. Wendell

city of Western North Carolina are, (L to R) Roy M. Greene, I. Bruce Harrell, F. M. Sawyer, Mrs. Harrell and

Knoop, Mrs. Knoop, Mrs. George B. Ward, Mr. Ward, Mrs. Sawyer.

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Top row: Ellis Stillwell, W. Pidgeon, Ben Hodges,
Bill Naylor.
Seated: Earl Gilbert, Bill Jones, Arthur Beard,
Harvey McCanaughey, H. M. Lockwood

California Group
Top row: Dillie Pigeon, Elizabeth Stillwell, Hanna Beard,
Clara Gilbert, Lulu Beers, Docia Hodges,
2nd row: Ethlyn Wood, Elizabeth Jones, Grace McConaughey,
Irma Lockwood, Chloe Ford
3rd row: Grace Naylor, Neva Brown, Florine Prager,
Vera Howell

North West Arkansas Group
Seated: Ernest Williams, Capt. Gus Kolle,
William F. Mathues, David Hallin, 9yrs
Capt. Jack Phillips.
Standing: Lynn Cook, Tom Shirley

And the Ladies:
Mrs. Ruby Loller, Theo Hallin, Blanche Shaw,
Gus Kolle, Tom shirley, Wm. Mathues, Adam Dorn,
Lynn Cook, Earnest Williams, Nannie Brown and Mr.
Newell Shaw

The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
Harry J. Lewis J. F. Warner
President Founder
Troy Hayes F. A. Anderson
Vice-PresidentJ.F. Bashner
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd W. H Butler
Secretary-Treas. W.H. Butler
Mrs. Burt W. Hall H. H Hudson
Recording Sec'y. Ralph H. Oliver
E. M. Kieswetter Dan E. Wright
News Editor Counselors
Lee Burns James Bradley
Chaplain Sergeant-at-Arms


This article will not reach you readers until September, but in
order to meet the printing deadline, the manuscript needs to be pre-
pared the last few days of July, just as the first session of the 84th
Congress is rushing must legislation toward enactment before ad-
journment by the end of the month, otherwise by the earliest possible
Since our last article on this subject, Hon. Olin D. Johnston (S.C.),
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
has introduced a bill S.2402 as companion to House bill H.R. 3792.
The increase in Civil Service retirement annuities as originally pro-
posed by H.R. 3792 and again by its companion S. 2402 was outlined
in detail in our March number.
The Senate Sub-commiittee on Retirement of which Hon. W. Kerr
Scott (N.C.) is chairman, scheduled hearings on S. 2402 starting July
26, 1955. However, at this writing, the House Committee on P. 0. and
C. S. has not scheduled hearings on any civil retirement subjects.
About the middle of July more than 80 bills on retirement sub-
jects were pending before the above House Committee, and before the
end of the month many more were added. In all there must be 100 or
more House bills now pending on retirement matters as the Congress
rushes through last minute must legislation before adjournment. Re-
tirement matters are not in the must legislation classification and time
will run out in this session for the Civil Retiree. The Committee
Chairman proposes to schedule no hearings on these matters pending
receipt of reports from the Civil Service Commission.

With the above situation in mind the Civil Retiree must expect
no relief from his continuing struggle with the high cost of living.
Civil Retirees as fixed incomes at the foot of the economic scale are
just as worthy and statistically more needy than the 10 or 12 other
groups already benefitted by first session congressional enactment of
bills in boosted salary and retirement pay.
A rather interesting but disturbing side light on above benefitting
enactments is that taxpayers are involved in disbursements estimated
in excess of a billion dollars, whereas the Civil Retirees could be grant-
ed a reasonable annuity increase from their Retirement and Disibility
This fund represents the accumulated contributions of the civil
employee while actively employed. The balance in this fund has been
increasing each year very consistently and is now considerably more
than six billion dollars and quite adequate to provide the proposed
increase in civil retirement annuities without additional burden on the
All legislative bills which have been mentioned and referred to in
our March and June issues of the Canal Record will remain as unfin-
ished business when the 84th Congress reconvenes in second session in
January of 1956.


Just a few days before the Congress intended to adjourn, Hon.
Tom Murray, Chairman of the House Committee on P. 0. and C.S.
introduced a bill H.R. 7618 proposing an increase in Civil Service Re-
tirement Annuities.
At the same late date the Senate Committee on P.O. & C.S. was con-
ducting hearings on S.2402. Favorable testimony was offered by Sena-
tor Smathers; E. C. Hallbeck, Post Office Clerks; Marcellus C.Shield,
NARCE; James Campbell, AFGE; Luther Steward, NFFE; Thomas
G. Walters, Gov't Employees Council, and several others. Also favor-
ing the legislation, but suggesting certain amendments were Warren
B. Irons, C.S. Commission and C. L. Darson, Ret. Fed. C.S.E.
These rather late but constructive efforts, involving different
bills and committee amendments resulted in Senate and House dif-
ferences which when disposed of in conference and finally enacted
during the last few hours before adjournment, resulted in benefits as
outlined below.
For those receiving Civil Service annuities which commenced be-

fore June 30, 1955 the present annuity is to be increased 12 percent on
amounts of annuities not in excess of $1500 and 8 percent on that
amount that is in excess of $1500.
For those receiving civil service annuities which commenced dur-
ing the six month period between July 1, 1955 and December 31, 1955,
the percentage of increase on the amounts above indicated will be 10
and 7 percent respectively.
Correspondingly the percentages of increase on the same amounts
above indicated are arranged on a sliding scale for advancing six
months periods as follows:
First 6 months 1956; 8 and 6 percent respectively. Last 6 months
1956; 6 and 4 percent respectively. First 6 months 1957; 4 and 2 per-
cent respectively. Last 6 months 1957; 2 and 1 percent respectively.
The resulting amount of increase in annuity shall not exceed that
amount necessary to increase such annuity (exclusive of purchased
additions) to $4104.
The monthly installment of such increased annuity is to be fixed
at the nearest dollar.
The increase provided by this act is not to operate to increase the
annuity of the recipient's survivor, except that the annuity of such
survivor who becomes entitled to an annuity shall be increased by the
percentage provided in above scale as appropriate, to the commenc-
ing date of the survivor's annuity.
The effective date of the proposed increase is to be the first day
of the second month following the enactment of this act, or on the
commencing date of the individual's annuity which ever date is the
later. Accordingly those on the retirement rolls before June 30, 1955
should have their increase applied as of Oct. 1, 1955.With the first
check including the increase being received Nov. 1, 1955. This being
consistent with the regulation that disbursment for annuities is not to
be anticipated.
As this flash is released the above legislation has not been signed
by the President. And its Public Law number is not available.

The Society of the Chagres

The Society of the Chagres was organized in 1911 as a result of a
suggestion made by Mr. William F. Shipley, that men who had served
six years on the Canal or Panama Railroad, prior to the official open-
ing of the Canal, should have some special insignia to indicate that
service and an organization which would keep alive memories of the

Canal construction days.
A meeting was held at the University Club in Panama on the
night of August 12, 1911, at which preliminaries were discussed and
an executive committee of five was appointed to proceed with the
work of organizing. This committee consisted of John K. Baxter,
Chairman, C. A. McIlvaine, Treasurer, John J. Meehan, William F.
Shipley, and R. E. Wood.
The first general meeting was held at the Strangers Club in Colon
on the evening of October 7th, when the constitution, as drafted by
the executive Committee, and the choice of a name and emblem were
approved. The name was suggested by Mr. C. A. McIlvane. The char-
ter roll was closed with 207 members.
This year marks the 44th anniversary of the founding of the a-
bove named society. The members are now scattered around the four
corners of the world. The year book of 1915 is the latest one that we
have. Perhaps it is the last one that the society, published. In the
first year book we have, are many articles of interest and from time to
time we propose to lift one and put it in the Record, knowing such an
article will interest many old timers as well as some Canal diggers
whose service does not go back so far.
The year book of 1915 lists the names of the following members
who are also members of the Panama Canal Society of Florida. Several
were also charter members.

Frank A. Anderson
Issac H. Andrews
*George Armiger
John Atkins
Lewis B. Bates
*John K. Baxter
W. I. Bean
M. P. Benninger
Gerald D. Bliss
Harry I. Bloss
C. M. Bullard
Lee Burns
C. O. Carlson
Gaorge H. Cassell
Frank A. Clisbee
*Arthur E. Cotton
E. A. Deems
J. C. De La Vergne

Durwood W. Dennis
*Andrew W. Dewling
R. M. Drake
George D. Duckworth
Troy W. Earhart
*John J. Eason
D. T. Edwards
Hary Eno
E. M. Fechtig
Maurice W. Fox
Marvin L. French
Al. H. Gedes
James J. Gilbert
Frank E. Green
Samuel Grier
Ezra P. Halderman
*George B. Halloran
Lawrence W. Hennen


Carl P. Hoffman
Morris B. Hostetter
William G. Hull
Charles D. Hummer
J. H. K. Humphrey
*Robert J. Huntoon
*Ben Jenkins
Guy Johannes
T. M. Jordan
Clarke Julien
John M. King
Albert Korsan
*Leander Larson
W. S. Lawrence
George S. Lingle
E. O. Lohman
Robert H. Luce
C. L. Luedtke
*C. M. Lupfer
Arthur T. Luther
James Macfarlane
Jessie Daniels Macfarlane
Joseph Mackintosh
C. B. Marshall

R. M. McKenna
John C. Mc Mahon
John J. Murray
Alex McGeachey
J. V. McGimsey
Blanch Grove Palmer
Charles L. Persons
Walter Peterson
*Russell B. Potter
*Frederick A. Potts
*George H. Ruggles
David T. Sasse
Fred De V. Sill
H. C. Smith
Leroy Smith
Jesse H. Stevenson
*Frederick G. Swanson
J. W. Tannehill
Richard G. Taylor
*Frank Y. Thompson
Thomas C. Thompson
Mrs. J. H. C. Van Reed
Dan E. Wright

Charter members (Society of the Chagres)


Florence Miller is now settled in Utica, N. Y. at 111 Eagle St.
She had enjoyed a visit with the M. R. Wheelers who were on the Zone
for many years. Florence had also visited with the J. C. Kiernans of
Rahway, N. Y. The Kiernans were on the Isthmus from 1904 to 1919.
Mrs. Miller is sharing her apartment with Mrs. May H. Smith, long
time resident of the Zone and Panama interior.

Lillie Neely Davis writes; "We are enjoying our stay in Memphis.
Janet has left for a visit in North Carolina but will be back to teach
in Memphis next fall." Mrs. Davis expects to fly to Texas to be with
her daughter, Mary Ruth, who is expecting her first baby. In Memphis,
Mrs. Davis makes her home with her son and daughter-in-law and
grand-daughter, Mary Loraine.

Blanche G. Palmer has moved to the Baird and Bishop Rest Home
in Clairton, Pa. She says it is a beautiful place and she is very happy
Ann Jackson says it is a grand and glorious feeling to be retired.
Hopes to visit in Florida after a visit with Don in California.
Irene H. Marshall writes that son Robert has bought a new home
and is now nicely settled. Son David and family returned to the Zone
where he is assistant Fire Chief for the Army. Daughter Frances is
living in New York.
The Society of Mayflower Descendents tendered a testimonial
luncheon honoring Maurice Hudson Thatcher for his outstanding ser-
vices to our country and to the Society, on June llth in the Park
Room of the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D. C. Congressman John
M. Robinson, Jr. of Kentucky and Capt. Miles P. Duval, U.S.N., Re-
tired, gave the principle addresses of the day.

Phoebe Neville of Gamboa writes that she, with Minnie Grier,
Tillie Fink, Mrs. Bradney and Mrs. Everson, are all happy in their
quarters in Gamboa, C. Z. Phebe's son, Ralph, is now in New York,
following his resignation. He is living with his aunt and near his sis-
ter and her husband. Mrs. Neville tells us that Matt and Lydia Shan-
non have bought an air plane and now commute week ends to their
El Volcan home.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gaudette have leased and will run the
Western Skies Hotel in Albany, Texas. They want all old friends and
former Zonites who may pass their way to stop and say "Hello".
Esther Hardwick announces that they have bought the La Casa
Motel, 820 South Blvd., DeLand, Florida. If you are in that area
and need lodging, why not look them up.
Walter and Hilda Crouch of El Volcan and Santa Clara were re-
cent visitors in Florida. They were with Mrs. Crouch's father, Mr.
Elwyn Green of Bradenton.
Ethel M. Drake informs us that Peggy Sealey Hutchinson was a
recent visitor in St. Petersburg. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Walter White and
the Charles Houseknechts, old friends of Empire days.
Lt. and Mrs. J. Earl Youart, who retired from the C. Z. Fire
Dept. recently, are reported enroute to Southern California via the
Canadiain route from New York. They expect to settle in the vicinity

of South Pasadena, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Baker have returned to the Canal Zone from
a trip to Australia, New Zealand, and Pitcairn Island. While they
were away, Grandma Currier, now 93 years old, was the guest of Mrs.
Jean Stevens and Mrs. Esther Currier of Gamboa.
Amelia Carkeet Heinze, 3757 Farbar St., Houston, Texas, was on
the Zone from 1909 to 1915. She was a charter member of the first
Camp Fire girls club organized by Mrs. Siebert in Gatun. Later she
was a charter member of the Camp Fire girls club of Corozal, organ-
ized by Mrs. Hackenburg. Mrs. Heinze would like to hear from any
of these former Camp Fire girls.
Mel Booz and Earle Brown report meeting Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Hughes in Chapala, Jalisco Mexico. After leaving the Canal, Mr.
Hughes spent many years in South America, Africa, and the middle
East and was a Major in the Army when he retired after the latest
war. The Hughes are part of a very large colony of retired Americans
who find living pleasant and inexpensive in Chapala.
In Antigua, Guatamala, Earl Brown had the pleasure of greeting
Father Cooper who was for many years the pastor of Christ Church
by the Sea in Colon, R. P. Father Cooper is 94 years old and totally
blind but appears in good health, otherwise. Father Cooper wishes to
be remembered to all his friends and acquaintances.

R. C. Barton of Petersburg, Va. was glad to see a picture of his
old friend, Shorty Rhear, in the June Record. He was surprised to see
Shorty so dressed up and wants to know where he got the Texas hat.
Mr. Barton says he would like to have one more "look see" at the old
Canal Zone before he passes on but is afraid it will not come to pass.
Ann De La Mater has a job as legal Secretary in Greenville, N. C.
Enjoyed a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoudner and Mrs. Jo Ewing
who were in Greenville, recently. Ann reports the Gus Schmidts are
fine and enjoying life in Greenville.

J. W. Tannehill of Pasadena, Calif. wants us to know that the
$3.00 he spends on the Canal Record is the best money he spends in
the reading line. To Mr. Tannehill and the hundreds of others who
write how much they enjoy the Record, we wish to say "Thank you".

We hear by the grapevine that Mr. and Mrs. Claud Ott are leav-
ing Florida for a vacation on the Zone. We also hear that Claud is

having trouble with his right arm and leg and is obliged to use a crutch.
Here's hoping the good old Chagres water will effect a complete cure.
The Frank Irwins have reached the West Coast after a long trip
through many states. They saw the Mclaveys in New York, Gladys
Webb in Virginia, the Wendell Greens and other Zonites in Hender-
sonville, the Garlingtons in South Carolina, the Richard Carters in
Tennessee and Mrs. Walter Fedde and Paul in Kentucky; also the 0.
F. Murrays in Boulder, Colorado. The Irwins are now located at 265
Bretano Way, San Rafael, California.
Marion Bevington reports that Harold is fine after a short spell
in the hospital and sends regards to all C. Z. friends.
Blanche Briscoe sends word of the illness of Percy Snow and B. I.
Carr and also says that Capt. and Mrs. Eggleston are visiting on the
Zone. She also reports the death of Elsie Reinkie on July 7th in Los
Angeles, California.
Berta Hazzard of Altadena, Calif. reports a visit from Joe and Neomi
Wilkins who are moving to Long Beach. Also a visit from Jo Ewing,
Mae Robertson and the Jack Stoudners and the Ray Kellys.

Col. and Mrs. Merrill Judd are enjoying their tour of Japan. They
report seeing Stella Boggs De Marr, who is in Japan with her husband,
Col. James De Marr and their four sons.
Mrs. Esther E. Campbell of La Habra, Calif. has been visiting
her daughter Mrs. Jean Deckman in Miami, Florida and getting ac-
quainted with her grandson who is one year old.
John and Almena McCoy of Orlando report all is well with them.
Daughter Judy has just returned from a visit in Balboa with the Boyd

Mrs. A. Lyle Prather is visiting the F. E. Williams in Belle-
ville, N. Y. and expects to visit in St. Petersburg next year for the Re-
union in January.
Mabel B. Taylor has taken an apartment in Gulfport and is en-
joying seeing her friends in this area.
Mrs. Marie Kleefkins McKenna has left the Canal Zone and will
make her home in Tampa, Fla. Her mother and Dad, Herman and
Lyda Kleefkins are touring Europe.
Mr. Frank H. Wolf has been visiting his daughter, Dorothy, in


Gatun, C. Z. Mr. and Mrs. Wolf went down to welcome into this world
their granddaughter, Debbie, born on Oct. 15th, 1954. Mrs. Wolf re-
turned to St. Pete and left with Mrs. Elvira Bellmund for a visit in
Ethel and Gilbert Owen are doing well at their Big Oak Motel in
Jacksonville, Fla. They are enjoying a visit from their daughter and
family, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sutherland and three children, Owen, Janet,
and Marsha.
Mr. and Mrs. Tate L. Setzer are now living in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Setzer graduated from L. S. U. in Baton Rouge, La. on May 28th.
Mrs. Setzer is the former Isabel Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Warren, old timers, now living in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Setzer will be
with the Military Air Transport Service at Andrews Air Base.


Miss Norine Evelyn Dillman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. E.
Dillman of Balboa was married to Sgt. Charles Alexander Simms of
Ft. Kobbe, son of Mrs. Petra Maria Simms of Arraijan. The ceremony
was performed at the Fort Clayton Chapel by Father Ernest Pearsall.
A military honor guard was furnished by the Tank Company at
Ft. Kobbe. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Elk's
Club in Balboa.
Mrs. Simms is a graduate of both Balboa High School and Canal
Zone Junior College. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, honorary
scholastic society, and Gamma Chi.
Sgt. Simms is with the Tank, 33rd Infantry Regiment, Ft. Kobbe.
A graduate of Balboa High School, he attended Armored School at
Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dorgan of Balboa, Canal Zone, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Jeannine Marie, to Mr. William R.
Carlin. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Carlin of Curundu, Canal
The bride-to-be was born in Ancon, Canal Zone, attended Canal
Zone schools, graduating from Balboa High School in 1949 and Canal
Zone Junior College in 1951, and is presently employed by the Army
at Ft. Amador, Canal Zone.
Mr. Carlin was born in New York City, attended Canal Zone
schools, graduating from Balboa High School in 1950 and has recently
completed serving an apprenticeship with the Electrical Division in


Balboa, Canal Zone. Mr. Carlin is presently employed by the Electri-
cal Division, Panama Canal Company.
No date has been set for the wedding.
The marriage of Miss Olive Lee Beil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee R. Beil of Balboa, to Jerry Robert Wigginton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Curtis Wassen of Wilmington, California, was solemnized at the Pres-
byterian Church in Santa Ana, California on May the 16th.
Mrs. Wigginton, a graduate of Balboa High School, was graduated
from Harper College in Wilmington, California. She is employed with
Pacific Maritime Association in Wilmington.
The bridegroom, who was graduated from Banning High School
in Wilmington, was in the Merchant Marine from 1944 to 1954.

Miss June A. Rowley was married to Lt. Davis Stevenson at St.
Andrew's Church of Cocoli at an impressive candlelight service. The
bride is the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Samuel H. Rowley of Gam-
boa, Lt. Stevenson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Stevenson of
Curundu Heights.
Mr. Cecil W. Van't Veld, son of Mrs. Etelvina Van't Veld and the
late Mr. William Van't Veld of the Canal Zone, was married June 4,
to Miss Mary M. Caffrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Caffrey of
Swoyersville, Pa. The wedding ceremony was highlighted by a nuptial
mass which was celebrated at The Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville,
Pa. Family and friends of the bride and groom attended the church
ceremony and reception given thereafter by Mrs. Charles Caffrey,
mother of the bride.
Norris Snedeker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Snedeker of Bal-
boa was married to Charles A. Benson. The former Miss Snedeker is
a graduate of Balboa High School and of the Nurses Training School
at De Paul Hospital in Norfolk.
The wedding took place in Norfolk where the bride is on the staff
of the Seaman's Hospital. The groom is Management Officer on the
same staff. At the wedding Mrs. Benson was attended by her aunt and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Middleton of Norfolk, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell K. Tibbetts of Spokane, Washington have
announced the engagement of their daughter, Beverly Jean to S/Sgt.
J. E. Dorn Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E, Thomas of Balboa,
formerly of Gatun. The wedding date is to be announced later.
The bride-to-be attended school in Portland, Oregon and is em-
ployed by the U.S. Army. Sgt. Thomas graduated from Cristobal High


School and is stationed at Albrook AFB.
Mr. Thomas W. Denier of Levittown, New York, has announced
the engagement of his daughter, Barbara Louise, to Mr. Thomas
Charles Peterson, son of Mrs. Margaret R. Peterson of Cristobal, C. Z.,
and the late Mr. Charles H. Peterson.
The bride-to-be attended schools in New York and is employed
by the Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York City. Mr. Peter-
son attended the Canal Zone schools, graduating from the Canal Zone
Junior College in 1951, He attended Beloit College in Wisconsin where
he was affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is now ser-
ing in the United States Army on Governor's Island, New York. An
early fall wedding is planned.

Lt. and Mrs. Orlando Flye Smith, whose marriage took place in
April in Walterboro, South Carolina, are now making their home in
Lubbock, Texas, where Lt. Smith is stationed at Reese Air Force Base.
Lt. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer Smith, Jr., of Balboa
Heights. Mrs. Smith is the former Miss Mary Ann Maner Sams,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Perry Sams, of Ritter, S. C.
The evening wedding took place in St. Jude's Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Smith was graduated from the Walterboro High School and
from Rice Business College. Lt. Smith was graduated from Balboa
High School and holds a degree in civil engineering from Clemson Col-
lege. He is now on active duty with the Air Force.
Miss Margaret Ann Mauffray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludger
Joseph Mauffray of 2523 General Pershing Street, New Orleans, Louis-
iana, became the bride of Lieutenant Michael Stephen Brzezinski, Jr.
on June 18, 1955, in New Orleans, La. Lieutenant Brzezinski is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Brzezinski of Brazos Heights, Canal Zone.

The marriage of Miss Betty Dolores Mullins, daughter of the late
George Mullins and Mrs. Mullins of Balboa, to Mr. Robert James Mc-
Carrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCarrick, former residents of
the Canal Zone, was solemnized at St. Mary Church in Balboa, Sat-
urday, July 2. Rev. Father John A. Doyle performed the ceremony
which was followed by a reception at the Albrook NCO Club.

In, a lovely candlelight ceremony on the evening of June 3, 1955,
Miss Vanice Maxine Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roy
Carman of New Carlisle, Ohio, became the bride of Mr. Charles Law-
rence Jones, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Roland Jones of Balboa,
Canal Zone. The ceremony was performed by Chaplain William Reiss


at the Fort Amador Chapel in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Jones is employed as secretary at the 15th Naval District
and Mr. Jones at headquarters, Ft. Amador, of the Army. The young
couple will make their home in the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Jenkins of Balboa, announce the mar-
riage on May 8th, of their daughter, Edna Anna to Peter S. Lang,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Dee of Diablo Heights. Miss Jenkins is
a graduate of Balboa High School, class of 1954, and attended Canal
Zone Junior College. Mr. Lang is a graduate, also, of Balboa High
School, class of 1950. He served four years in the Navy and is now
employed by the Terminal Division.
The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Ann Lockridge, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge of Ancon, C. Z. to Ralph Maurice Huls, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Huls of Guatemala City, formerly of Pana-
ma City, was solemnized on August 20 in the Balboa Union Church.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School and has completed 3
years at the University of Missouri where she is majoring in creative
writing. Mr. Huls is also a graduate of Balboa High School and is at-
tending the University of Missouri where he is majoring in Mechan-
ical Engineering. The couple will complete their schooling this year at
Missouri and are at home at 1405 East Walnut St., Columbia, Missouri.
Mrs. Mary Eugene of Balboa, Canal Zone school teacher and the
widow of the late Dr. Eugene, was married* to Don Journeay at the
All Souls chapel of St. Lukes,s Cathedral. They have left for a two-
week wedding trip to Guatemala.
M/Sgt. and Mrs. Herbert Roberts of Fort Kobbe announce the
engagement of their daughter, Faye Vaniece, to Robert Martin Quinn,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Quinn, retired Panama Canal employ-
ee now residing in Miami, Florida. Miss Roberts will be graduated
from the Canal Zone Junior College this June and is a member of Phi
Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Mr. Quinn is a graduate of Cristobal High School, class of '48,
and attended the Canal Zone Junior College. He is at present employ-
ed by the Electrical Division and resides in Cristobal.
No date has been set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. John G. McCoy, of Orlando, Florida, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann, to Mr. Danniel Edmund
Poznick, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Poznick, Sr., of Walpole,


Miss McCoy, a former resident of the Canal Zone, is a graduate
of Balboa High School and of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Penn-
sylvania. She is employed as a teacher of languages at Woodbury High
School, Woodbury, New Jersey.
Mr. Poznick was graduated from Tufts University, Medford,
Massachusetts, and is a chemical engineer with E. I. dupont de Ne-
mours and Company, Gibbstown, New Jersey.
The wedding will take place in Woodbury, New Jersey, in August.
Col. and Mrs. Merrill H. Judd of Colorado Springs, announce the
marriage of their daughter Merilyn Helen to Mr. Elwayne Carter on
June the Eleventh in Boulder, Colorado.
Mr. George M. Sauerwein of Salem, N. J. married Mrs. Carroll
S. Smith at 5 Grant St., Carneys Point, N. J. The Rev. Hudson, Pres-
byterian, and Rev. Hulitt, Methodist, officiated with Mrs. Hudson and
Mrs. Hulitt as witnesses.


John and Ann Mayles announce the birth of their third child, John
Bruce. He was born at Gorgas Hospital, May 27th. He joins Lynn
and Brian in the Mayles Home in El Cangrejo.
The child's maternal grandfather is Rear Admiral P. G. Nichols,
U.S.N., retired. He was the former Marine Superintendent of the Pa-
nama Canal. Rear Adm. Nichols now makes his home on San Mateo,
California. The paternal grandfather is Mr. W. B. Mayles of Ferring,
Sussex, England.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Jeffers announce the birth of their first
child, a daughter, on June the 17th, at William Beaumont Hospital
in Birmingham, Michigan. The baby will be named Susan Carol.
Mrs. Jeffers is the former Miss Barbara Schnake of Diablo Heights.
The baby's maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Schnake,
are visiting with their daughter and son-in-law in Birmingham.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Small, Jr. announce the arrival of a baby
boy, George Stephen, born May 19th at Fort Davis, Canal Zone. Ma-
ternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George S. Zimmerman of Gatun,
Canal Zone and the paternal grandparents are Lt. and Mrs. H. L.
Small of Hudson, New Hampshire.
Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Leach of San Jose, Calif. announce the ar-
rival of a son, Raymond Norris, on January 6th, 1955. Mrs. Leach is


the former Nancy Kaufer of Cristobal, C.Z.
A daughter, Patricia Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Zagone
on March 13th in Alamorgordo, New Mexico. Patricia Ann is Mrs.
Macel Goulet's 12th grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goulet of South Bend, Indiana, announce
the birth of a daughter, Maureen Elizabeth on June 13th, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Vance Howard of Diablo, C. Z. announce the ar-
rival of a son, Terrance Eugene Howard on April 5th, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Meigs of St. Louis, Mo. announce the birth of
Susan Elizabeth Meigs on April 6th, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Wainio of Margarita, Canal Zone, announce
the arrival of a baby girl, Elizabeth Ann, born Friday, July 8th at the
Coco Solo Hospital. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Florence Keallagher
of Reading, Pennsylvania and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Selma
Wainio of Balboa, Canal Zone.
Two prominent Canal Zone families are receiving congratulations
today on the birth of a grandson on Independance Day.
Mr. and Mrs. William Rose Newland, who are now living in Alex-
andria, Virginia, have announced the birth of their first child, a son,
on Monday.
The baby will be named Guy Martin Newland after his father's
twin brother.
Both parents of the new baby grew up on the Canal Zone. His
mother is the former Miss Elaine Lombard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene C. Lombard of Balboa Heights; his father is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William K. Newland, former Pacific siders now living in
The new arrival is the first grandchild for the Lombards, the
fourth for the Newlands.
Mrs. Lombard is visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Alex-
Mr. and Mrs. M. Alexander of Puerto Rico, formerly Canal Zone
residents, announce the birth of their second child, a son, who has
been named Richard.
Mrs. Alexander's mother, Mrs. jack Johnson of Cocoli, has just
returned from Puerto Rico where she visited her daughter and son-in-
law. Paternal grandparents were formerly Canal Zone residents also.
Mrs. Alexander is the former Lois Johnson.



Joseph G. Black, Electrical Division-13 years, 10 months, 16 days.
Alice E. Candee, Teacher-30 years, 3 months, 26 days.
Harold D. Halverson, Electrical Division-30 years, 16 days.
Betty Ryan, Teacher- 30 years, 1 month, 6 days.
Hugh L. Samples, Transportation Div.-21 years, 4 months, 14 days.
Douglas Shelton, Railroad Division-15 years, 4 months, 8 days.
Walter E. Zimmerman, Locks Division-28 years, 10 months, 16 days.
David E. Dickson, Lockmaster-28 years, 1 month, 12 days.
Beatrice S. Gardner, Teacher-24 years, 9 months.
Frank H. Irwin, Engineering Division- 31 years, 7 months, 5 days.
Bess M. Liter, Teacher-21 years, 8 months, 6 days.
Robert P. O'Connor, Navigation Div.-34 years, 8 months, 20 days.
Robert F. Pearl, Locks Division-29 years, 14 days.
William W. Wiseman, Navigation Division-15 years, 8 days.
John E. Youart, Gamboa Fire Station- 29 years, 11 months, 2 days.
Captain John M. Fahnstock, Police Division-26 yrs., 5 mo., 2days.
William H. Metivier, Mail Supervisor-30 yrs., 11 mo., 16 days.
Joe H. Richardson, Police Division- 24 yrs.
Captain Macon A. Turner, Police Division-26 yrs., 7 mo.


Mrs. Mel Dodson of Tampa was in Tampa Municipal Hospital
where she underwent surgery. Last report she was quite comfortable.
Mr. James Cullen is able to be up and about following surgery at
Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.
Mr. Homer McCarty of Cleveland, Ohio, was reported in the
Mr. Harry A. Kersey of Trenton, N. J. has been ill. Last report,
he was some better.
Mrs. R. R. Stetin of Dunedin, Fla. had the misfortune to break
her ankle and was confined to Mease Hospital. Last report she was
doing nicely.


Mrs. Joe Orr, Sr. of South Houston, Texas, was operated upon
June 15th at the Pasadena Hospital.
Miss Jessie M. Murdoch is still in the hospital but hopes to be able
to walk, soon. Good luck to you Miss Murdoch.
Mr. Charles Luedtke of Washington, D. C. has been in the hos-
pital for several months recovering from a fractured hip.


Cards of thanks and appreciation have been received from the
Mr. Walter W. Campbell Mrs. Lindsay
Mr. George L. Willett Mrs. Mary Cooper Coxe
Mr. Warren Love Mr. and Mrs. Ten Eyck Reed
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gutler Mr. Charles Bordt and daughter
Mr. Charles H. Hill Homer P. McCarty
Mr. Harry M. Ottman Mrs. S. G. Hussey
Mr. Elmer F. Ohlson and son Mrs. R. R. Stettin
Mr. John A. Seville Col. and Mrs. David Tiger
Mrs. Schewe The Hartman family


William H. Needham, whose Canal service began in 1906 and who
was senior lockmaster at the Pacific Locks at the time of his retire-
ment in 1933, died at Monrovia, Calif. He was 82 years old and had
been in ill health for some time.
Mr. Needham is survived by his wife, Edith. They were residents
of Pedro Miguel for many years; Mrs. Needham was a wellknown mu-
sic teacher in the Pacific side community.
Frederick W. Schewe, well known Atlantic Side resident, who was
a Marine Dispatcher at the time of his retirement in 1945, died sud-
denly in Long Beach, California. He was 74 years old.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Schewe was first employed
with the Canal organization in 1914 as a fireman. He transferred to
the Marine Bureau in 1921 as a Marine Dispatcher, which position he
held up to the time of his retirement.
He is survived by his wife and two stepsons, W. L. Willumsen, em-
ploye of the Customs Division in Cristobal and Frank Willumsen, of


Baltimore and a sister, Mrs. Ana Schmidt, of Baltimore.
News of the death of Truman Weaver Ashby, former employee of
the Mechanical Division, has been received. Mr. Ashby died May 3rd
at Hammond, Indiana. He was 58 years old. A native of Auston, West
Virginia, he was employed as an Electric Welder by the Mechanical
Division in 1941 and 1952.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred.
John W. T. Mann, retired Canal employee, died suddenly while
attending a Masonic meeting in Richmond, Va. Mr. Mann, who was a
boilermaker in the Mechanical Division at the time of his retirement
in July, 1936, was 71 years old.
He was active in Masonic affairs and was a Past Master of Dar-
ien Lodge, A.F.&A.M.
Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, of Richmond; a daughter, Mrs.
W. E. Terry who is living in California where her husband, a Navy
officer, is stationed; and a son, Timothy Jr., also of California.

Harry F. Ruble, 88-year old American, died at the home of his
daughter Mrs. Lola Cheeseman of Panama City.
He has been living on the Isthmus for some time with Mrs.
Cheeseman and with another daughter, Mrs. Foy Frauenheim of
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ada Ruble, of Long Beach, Cal.,
and his other daughters, Mrs. Mary Taylor, of Purcell, Okla.; Mrs.
Verna Swafford of California; Mrs. Phyllis Portman, of Moscow,
Idaho and Mrs. Betty Wilson, of Fullerton, Cal.
Ten Eyck Reed, who has made his home in Fryeberg, Maine, since
his retirement from Canal service in 1950, died in that community. He
was 64 years old.
He joined the Canal Force in 1926 as a stevedore foreman for the
Receiving and Forwarding Agency. In 1927 he became a dock foreman.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Reed, and by a daughter,
Mrs. Cliff Beaty, of Curundu.
Three-year-old Diane Denise Zemer, grand-daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Emmet Zemer, of Balboa, died at Gorgas Hospital.
The probable cause of death was listed as a heart condition, with
which little Diane had been afflicted for some time.
She was the daughter of William Zemer, formerly coach at the
Balboa Swimming Pool, and Mrs. Ruth E. Zemer, the latter employed
as clerk in Gorgas Hospital. Zemer recently resigned from the Canal


service and is now in the United States.
Berney James Robinson, 62, retired Panama Canal employee, died
in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was buried in the family plot at Arizona,
Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
He is survived by his wife, Nino, and one son, Dr. Earl B., a den-
tist in Panama City.
Charles Hair, age 55, an American employee of the Balboa Com-
missary, died in Gorgas Hospital.
He had been admitted for treatment on March 19.
Mr. Hair was a native of South Carolina and had resided on the
Isthmus for the past 20 years. He occupied quarters on The Prado, in
Surviving him are his widow and one son, Charles Hair, Jr.
Charles M. Keenan, a Canal Zone oldtimer who worked on the
locks for many years, died at his home in Santa Clara. He had lived
there since his retirement from the Canal organization in 1948.
Mr. Keenan is survived by his widow, Mrs. Harriet Keenan, and
by two daughters and three sons.
His daughters are Mrs. Harriet Serger of Ancon and Lt. Virginia
Keenan, who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Germany.
Sons are Charles M. Keenan of Curundu, Howard Keenan of Chi-
cago and William Keenan of Muncie, Indiana.
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Breta M. Morrissey
on May 1, 1955, at the Jersey City Medical Center Hospital. Mrs.
Morrissey was the aunt of Mrs. Rex E. Beck and William A. Cawl of
Mrs. Morrissey will be remembered by many oldtimers on the
Isthmus, having resided for many years in Cristobal with her husband,
Capt. W. J. Morrissey, who was employed as habormaster of the
Port of Cristobal until his death in 1920. After her husband's death
Mrs. Morrissey was employed for 18 years as stewardess of the S. S.
Ancon of the Panama Line until the ship was taken over by the Armed
Services at the outbreak of World War II.
Besides relatives on the Isthmus, Mrs. Morrissey is survived by
a sister, Mrs. Alice Alexander of Coral Gables, Florida, three grand-
sons and five great-grandchildren.

Dr. Oswald S. Lowsley, for many years consulting surgeon of the
Panama Line, died at his home in New York City. He was 70 years old.


He was a frequent visitor to the Canal Zone during his association
with the Panama Line.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons.
Dr. Walter G. Nelson, chief of the preventive medicine and quar-
antine Division of the Canal Zone government, died after a few hours
illness at his home on Quarry Road, Balboa Heights. He was 59
years old.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two young children,
Walter Jr., aged 4, and his two year-old daughter, Noelle, who was
born on the Isthmus.
Mrs. Mildred Pate, resident of the Atlantic side for many years,
died at Gorgas Hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was 61
years old.
She is survived by two children, Albert F. Pate, of Gatun, and
Mrs. Marguerite M. Ashton, of Balboa; and three grandchildren.
Fred E. Campbell, car inspector employed by the Railroad Divi-
sion of the Transportation and Terminals Division, died in Gorgas
Hospital after a brief illness. He was 55 years old.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Clara Hall, living in Germany; Mrs. Janice Davis, of Tacoma, Wash-
ington; Mrs. Dawn Richard, of Baltimore, Md., and a son, Sgt. Fred
Campbell Jr., stationed at Fort Clayton.
He is also survived by four brothers and a sister. They are
Claude Campbell, of Balboa, Vincent A. Campbell, of Bristol, Miss.;
Ernest B. Campbell, of Springrove, Pa.; Edward R. Campbell and
Mrs. Stella Richardson, of Baltimore, Md.
Robert B. Glenn, retired Canal employee, died in Panama Hos-
pital. He was 49 years old.
Mr. Glenn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Loretta Glenn of Gamboa;
hiq mother, Mrs. Clara Neff, of Altoona; a daughter, Mrs. Annabelle
Pierce, of Yuma, Arizona; two brothers, Harold, of Pittsburgh, Penn.,
and Norman, of Altoona; and by a sister, Mrs. Maud Shields, of Lewis-
town, Penn.
Mary Idelle McCord, widow of John E. McCord, passed away on
January 8th, 1955 at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. T. Pratt, of 1102
Englewood Ave., Kenmore, N. Y.
Raymond A. Koperski, retired Canal employee, died in St. Vin-
cent's Hospital in Burbank, Calif. He was 62 years old and had retired
last February after 24 years of Canal service. He is survived by his


wife, his mother, Mrs. John Koperski, and a brother, Edmund L., all
of Burbank; his daughter, Mrs. Barbara Elliott, of Danville, Calif.;
a son, Robert, of Miami, Florida; and another brother, Leon A. of
Orlando, Florida; and by four grandchildren.
Cyrus G. Hodge passed away on April 30th at his home in Macon,
Ga. He is survived by his wife, a brother and five sisters.
Leonard Farrington of Newport, Oregon, died on April 13th. He
worked on the Isthmus as an electrician from 1912 to 1922.

Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Bordt, age 73, of Tampa, Florida, passed
June 10th. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Cheatham, one daugh-
ter, Marcella Green, a son, Harry M. Gaeb, two sisters, Mrs. Dora
Anderson and Mrs. Lucy Riley, and three brothers, Albert, Edward,
and Howard.
Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Bordt, age 73, of Tampa, Florida, passed
away at her residence on May 29th, 1955. She is survived by her hus-
band, Charles B. Bordt, and one daughter, Miss Merea F. Bordt, of
News has been received of the death of Dr. William C. Todd, for-
mer Public Defender for the Canal Zone and well known resident of
Colon. He was 80 years old.
Dr. Todd died in Howell, Michigan, where he had been making
his home since he retired and left the Isthmus in 1951.
He is survived by his wife and his son Harry Todd, who is living
in Detroit, Michigan.
Patrick J. Quinn, one of the fast-dwindling group of builders of
the Panama Canal, died in Toms River, N. J., after a brief illness. He
was 80 years old.
Mr. Quinn, a native of Newark, N. J., was originally employed by
the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1907 in the Mechanical Division
and later served as an inspector during the construction of Miraflores
Locks. He resigned in 1913 and was re-employed in 1919 in the
Dredging Division, transferring later to the Mechanical Division. He
and his wife, Mrs. Jane Quinn, who survives him, have lived contin-
uously in Toms River since his retirement in 1937.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Quinn is survived by seven daughters
and two sons. The sons are Marc Quinn, now residing in Guatamala,
and James B. Quiun, af Camarrillo, Cal. The daughters are Mrs. Alice
Lombard, Balboa Heights, the Misses Genevieve and Claire Quinn and
Mrs. Marjorie Burgoon, all of Toms River, Mrs. Rita Crume, Cleve-


land. Ohio, Mrs. Anne Eder, Cali Columbia and Mrs. Regina Enjuto,
Mrs. Frances M. Hall passed away at Gorgas Hospital, recently.
She was 69 years old. She had been ill for several months. She is sur-
vived by her husband, Chester P. Hall and a daughter, Mrs. Belle
Rose of Panama City.
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Bertha Dement Sturgis,
author of "Field Guide to the Birds of the Panama Canal Zone."
She was 80 years old at the time of her death in Tryon, N. C. at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stanislas Czetwertynski.
Surviving also are two sons, Maj. Gen. Samuel Davis Sturgis,
Army Chief of Engineers in Washington, and Robert Dement Sturgis;
six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

News of the recent death in Longmont. Colorado, of Mrs. Merle
Wright, wife of Dr. G. Russell Wright, former chief urologist at Gor-
gas Hospital.
Both Dr. and Mrs. Wright were well known on the Canal Zone.
They lived in Balboa from 1935, when Dr. Wright took his internship
at Gorgas Hospital, to 1949, when he left the Canal Service.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wright is survived by her 14-
year-old daughter, Marjorie Lou.
Mrs. B. Ashburton Tripp, former landscape architect with the
Panama Canal, passed away on July 1, at his home in Alexandria,
Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Koehne Tripp, a former
school teacher on the Canal Zone.
Miss Bess M. Liter, former teacher of English at Cristobal High
School died June 26 in Holzer Hospital, Point Pleasant, West Virgin-
ia. She was 59 years old.
She had been in ill health for some time and was retired the end
of May. She died two days after she returned to the United States.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Thomas Halliday of Point Pleas-
Arthur M. Thompson, former Panama Canal employee, was killed
in an explosion in an industrial plant in Portsmouth, Ohio, according
to information received.
No details of the accident were received but it was learned that it
was an explosion by hydrogen in the General Electric plant. Mr.
Thompson was engaged in work on some electrical equipment when
the blast occurred.


Mr. Thompson was a native of the Canal Zone and was employed
from August 1939 until December 1951 as a wireman and electrician.
Most of his service was with the Dredging Division, although he was
employed briefly in the Electrical Division and in the Marine Bureau.
In addition to his regular employment, he had been employed tem-
porarily with the Locks Division in 1934 during an overhaul period.
Mr. Thompson was 39 years old.
He is survived by his wife, two young sons, Bruce and Donald;
and his mother, Mrs. Lillian Thompson. Although he was employed in
Portsmouth, he and his family resided in Dayton, Ohio.
John Paul Vahldrein, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
P. Vahldrein of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away on May 29th af-
ter an illness of one day. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Korsan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Roy G. Mason passed away on June 23rd at his home in Talla-
hassee, Florida. He would have been 78 in October. He retired from the
Canal in October 1939. He is survived by his wife, Maude, one daugh-
ter, Katherine and a son, Walter. Also surviving him are two sisters
and one brother, all residing in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mrs. Annabell Hartman, 87, who lived with her daughter, Mrs.
Fred Hall, 1536 55th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, died in a local
She came here two years ago from Balboa, Canal Zone. A native
of Muncy, Pa., she was a member of the Union Church and of the Or-
chid Chapter, OES, both in the Canal Zone.
Surviving besides Mrs. Hall are a son, L. F. Hartman, Canal
Zone; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Leonard Earle Nordling, machinist with the Dredging Division,
was found dead in his quarters at Gamboa one day after his 55th
Mr. Nordling was not married. He is survived by a sister, Mrs.
John Kesch of North Easton, Mass., and by a brother, Rolf Riis, of
Roslindale, Mass.
He was first employed by the Canal organization as a machinist
with the Dredging Division. Between 1948 and the early part of 1951
he worked in the same capacity with the Commissary Division, re-
turning to the Dredging Division in March, 1951.

Mrs. Caroline I. Baxendale, a Balboa resident, died in San Fran-
cisco clinic as a result of injuries sustained earlier in an automobile


accident on Tocumen Highway. She was 56 years old. She was the
widow of John E. Baxendale who was an employee of the Electrical
Division from 1918 to 1945. He died in 1950. Mrs. Baxendale lived on
the Isthmus for many years and was formerly a resident of Pedro Mi-
guel and Gamboa. She is survived by a son, Norman C. Anderson and
a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis.

Mr. W. D. Waltman of Los Angeles, California, passed away on
February 14th, 1955.
Mrs. Louis Stilson passed away July 19th in Orlando, Florida af-
ter a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Mrs.
William Land of Danville, Virginia, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Aubrey E. Simmons passed away on June 8th in Dulzura,
California. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. L. Caroline Simmons.

News of the death of McLeod M. Miller, retired Panama Canal
employee, in Parker, Pennsylvania several weeks ago has been received.
Mr. Miller suffered a heart attack on May 21 and died a short
time later. He was 66 years old.
He was a native of Pennsylvania and was first employed as a gas
welder in the Mechanical (now industrial) Division in 1920.
He left the service the following year and was reemployed in 1927.
He retired from service in June 1943, all of his service being in
the Mechanical Division as gas and electric welder.
News of the death of William L. Bogart, former Panama Canal
employee on June 15 in Beacon, New York, has been received. He was
56 years old.
Mr. Bogart, a native of Schodack Landing, N. Y. was employed
for about four months in 1943 as a chief engineer of towboats in the
Marine Division.
Word has reached us from San Antonio, Texas of the recent death
there of Mrs. Eula Bemus, a former resident of the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Bemus was the wife of Ellery Bemus, who now lives in San
The couple were residents of the Canal Zone during the war years
but returned to the States after Bemus was injured in an accident at
the Panama Air Depot, Albrook AFB.
Mrs. Bemus' funeral was conducted from the home of Roy Akers,
another former Zonian.
Charles H. Acree, general superintendent of the Tropical Radio


Telegraph Co. in Panama, died in the Clinic in New Orleans, according
to word received here. He was 63 years old.
Mr. Acree had been in ill health for some time and left the Isth-
mus to enter the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans.
A veteran of 34 years with Tropical Radio, he had resided in Pan-
ama since 1929, having been previously assigned in Central America,
working in Honduras and Nicaragua. At the time of his death Mr.
Acree held the grade Lt. (USNR) retired, and had served in the U.S.
Navy before joining Tropical Radio.
Surviving him are his wife, who was with him in New Orleans at
the time of his death, his mother and two sisters, who reside in Nor-
man, Oklahoma.
The death of Mr. Willard A. Peterson of Richmond Heights, Miss-
ouri has been reported.
Mrs. M. J. F. Symms of New Orleans passed away on July 12th
Harry J. Sprecken died recently in Sturgis, Michigan. Mr. Spreck-
en was a moulder on the Canal from July 1906 to July 1910. He is sur-
vived by his wife and one son and a brother, Fred D. Sprecken of St.
Petersburg, Fla.
Brig. Gen. Henry C. Pillsbury, 75, former director of army med-
ical services in the Panama Canal Zone, died on July 19th in San Ra
fael, Calif. Gen. Pillsbury headed the Canal Zone Hospital and Med-
ical staff from 1936 to 1939. A widower, he is survived by a sister and
a brother.
Arthur H. Harvey, 86, died June 30th in Rome, N. Y. Mr. Harvey
was employed on the Zone from 1911 to 1916. He is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. Margaret Looft of Rome, a son, Richard, of Utica, a
sister, Mrs. Grace Aldrich, of Keene, N. H. and a brother, Bertram,
also of Keene.
W. Norman Windes, who served on the Isthmus during the early
construction period as Chief Accountant of the Atlantic Division at
Gatun died in February according to word received from his family
residing near Long Beach, California.
Fred Hartman died August 6th in Gorgas Hospital after a long
He is survived by his wife Nita, a Canal employee and by a sister
Mrs. Fred Hall of St. Petersburg, Fla.


Norman A. Reppe, 46, was found on the bank of the Mississippi
River near Wickliffe, Ky., July 26, having succumbed to heat prostra-
tion. He was working on the river boat and feeling ill he left the boat
at Wickliffe to seek medical aid, was seen to fall, but passed on before
aid reached him. The body was brought to Springdale, Ark., where
Norman had many friends. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Reppe of Winfred, Mont. and a brother, Clifford Reppe of
Springfield, Mass. who came for the services.

"He is not lost who finds the light of suEi and stars and God"


The floating crane, U. S. Ajax, is up for sale. The veteran 250
ton crane as been in service since July 1914. One of the first jobs
taken on by the Ajax was the lifting of the drill barge, Teredo, which
sank in the Canal near Gaillard Cut, in Nov. 1914. One of the most
spectacular operations taken on by the Ajax was the raising of the
U. S. Submarine 0-5 which sank in Cristobal harbor after colliding
with a steamer in October 1932. The Ajax succeeded in raising the
submarine 31 hours later.
Senator Warren G. Magnuson (Dem-Washington) has introduced
a bill to place the administration of the Panama Canal under a civil-
ian branch of the Government. Sen. Magnusun told the Senate the
bill does not disturb in any way nor diminish the extent of strategic
control or tactical defense of the Canal Zone exercised by the Military.
The Balboa drydock was to be reactivated, after being in moth
balls for five years. This was necessary to accommodate the 6072 ton
Mariposa which was damaged when it took a sheer and struck the east
bank of the Canal. The Cristobal drydock which is only 386 ft. long
could not service the 476 ft. "Mariposa".
There was a seven and one half per cent pay raise, retroactive to
the first pay period in March, for approximately 2800 U. S. employees,
when the President signed the classified pay raise bill. It is estimated
that a total of $250,000 in back pay will be paid to the employees.
Col. H. W. Schull, Jr. is the new Lt. Governor of the Canal Zone
annd Vice-President of the Panama Canal Co. Col. Schull comes to
the Canal Zone from Jacksonville, Florida where has served for the


past three years as Division Engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of
The earthquake, which startled many Isthmians one early morn-
ing in May, was the heaviest experienced on the Isthmus since 1951.
It was estimated by the Canal Hydrographic office that the epicenter
was about 50 miles from Balboa. The tremor was classified as between
intensity 4 and 5 which means that it was felt by practically everyone
on the Isthmus.
About 900 American employees of the Canal Zone agencies have
put up $5.00 apiece to become participating litigants in a proposed suit
through which it is hoped that a refund of some or all of their back in-
come taxes may be collected. The United States Citizens Association
is handling the technicalities for the plaintiffs who need not necessarily
be U.S.C.A. members.
Two more truck drivers get pay cuts over ruled. This brings the
number to six who appealed a decision of the company to cut their pay.
Their pay would have been reduced from $2.42 an hour to $1.31 an
hour. The six men, all former veterans, claim special protection against
dismissal as outlined in Sec. 14 of the Veterans Preferance Act.
A young Balboa High School student, who lost an eye when he
was accidently hit with a bat is looking forward to plastic surgery and
an artificial eye. The Balboa Lions Club is sponsoring a fund to send
young Vinicio Mendenhall, son of a Navy employee, to the States. It
is hoped that sufficient funds will be raised to cover all medical costs
and travel expense. Governor John S. Seybold cancelled the Gorgas
Hospital bill of Vinicio and offered him free transportation to New
York on the Panama Line.
Capt. John Fahnestock, recently retired District Commander of
Police at Cristobal, had the order of Vasco Nunez De Balboa conferred
on him for his efforts to "maintain the close bonds of friendship' be-
tween Panamanians and Zonians". He was also made an honorary
citizen of the city of Colon.
The resignation of Lindsley H. Noble as Comptroller of the Pan-
ama Canal to become effective in August, has been accepted by the
Board of Directors. Mr. Noble resigned in order to accept a position
in the Post Office Department in Washington, D. C.

The United States Citizens Association on the Canal Zone is op-
posed to a number of the concessions granted the Rep. of Panama by


the United States. They say our government has sacrificed too much
and does not realize the far reaching effects. They forsee a situation
in which Panama may ask for another treaty concession, asking that
the entire Panama Canal be turned over to them after Panamanians
have replaced U. S. citizens in a large number of skilled and super-
visory jobs.
Ed Rigby, Storehouse employee, and his 18 year old son, Lee, are
taking a 45 ft. John Alden type yacht from Balboa to California.
Rigby estimates the trip will take from four to six weeks., The yacht
was left at Balboa by Gerald King of Hollywood, Calif. when his wife
became ill. Four years ago, Rigby and his son, Lee, made a trip to
Tahiti on the yacht, Palmosa.
The army will soon supply almost all the furniture requirements
for both military and civilian employes who occupy government quar-
ters. This is part of a worldwide plan being put into operation, grad-
ually, in the United States and overseas areas. This will, eventually,
result in a sharp reduction in weight allowances which personnel can
ship back to the U. S. or new stations, elsewhere.

The Panamaian Embassy in Washington announced a world wide
contest for a design for a monument to the late President Jose A. Remon
who died from an assassins bullet last January. Ambassador J. J. Val-
larino announced the contest at a news conference and said the prize
for the winning design would be $30,000.
The Panama Government will build a modern hotel at Taboga
Island, it was revealed by Miguel A. Corco, Secretary of the Ministry
of Commerce. Plans also include the reconstruction of the present dock
at the Island.
Miss Ramona Lafever, Panama's beloved Queen of the Pollera,
died May 7, 1955, after a brief illness at her home on Cathedral Plaza,
in the very room in which she was born 67 years ago. La Trona, as
she was affectionately called by the people of Panama, will be remem-
bered for her fabulous collection of Polleras. The collection consists
of about 71 Polleras, some valued at $500. Miss Lefever is survived
by her brother, Jose Lefever, Panama Minister to Switzerland, and by
her sisters, Anna Louise Ehrman and Elena Dade, and many nieces
and nephews.
Three French experts, loaned to Panama by the French Govern-


ment, will choose a site r the installation of a water purification
plant for Panama City. The Canal Zone Government has warned Pan-
ama that the Miraflores plant will not be able to supply the demands
of the growing city of Panama and its suburbs.
Panama sanitary engineers are also working on plans for a sewage
system to serve the area of Panama Ciity from the Hotel El Panama
to Rio Abajo. The overall cost of the project is estimated at 17 mil-
lion dollars.
Pablo Duran, son of a prominent Panama family, has become the
first appointee to the U. S. Naval Academy ever to be selected from
the Republic. In a brief ceremony in the office of Rear Admiral Milton
E. Miles, the young man received his orders directing him to report to
the Navy Academy before June 27th, 1955.
Only Two gaps remain in the U. S. Panama Highway, 166 miles
considered impassable and another 599 miles of below standard road.
On June 17th the U. S. Senate approved a bill authorizing a 75 million
dollar rush program to complete the Inter-American Highway in three
Panama Airlines (A.P.A.), Panama's International flag carrier,
announced new air rates between Miami and Panama, $55 one way
and $99 round trip. The new fares are now in effect.
The International Bank sources have announced that the bank
will act favorably on a loan of about $6,000,000 to the Republic of
Panama to rehabilitate the Highway from the Canal Zone to David.
The Bank of America of San Francisco and the Chemical Corn Ex-
change Bank of New York will participate in the loan.
Ernesto de la Guardia, Jr. became the first entry in Panama's 1956
Presidential race when he was nominated by the National Partiotic
Coalition. De la Guardia's running mates will be Temistocles Diaz
for first- Vice-President and Heraclio Barletta as second Vice- Presi-

Covering the Period from April 20, 1955 to July 25, 1955, inclusive

Many thanks to Miss Florence I. Bean and Mr. H. H. Evans for
their contributions to our collection of books, pictures, etc. They are
greatly appreciated.


To date 1200 members have paid their dues, for which please ac-
cept my thanks. Many have not paid their dues, for which I am truly
YOUR DUES, but there are still those from many States outstanding.
Canal Zone 22, Alabama2, Arizona 1, Arkansas 1, California 12, Con-
necticut 2, Florida 27, Georgia 1, Louisiana 1, New Jersey 1, New
York 5, North Carolina 8, Pennsylvania 3, South Carolina 3, Tennes-
see 1, Texas 1, Virginia 1, Washington 1. PLEASE LOOK AND SEE
If not, please send in your dues.
AFTER JULY 1st AND PAID $1.50. This membership expires De-
cember 31st, 1955.
It is respectfully requested that you pay your 1956 dues $3.00,
($3.10 if by check, $3.35 if Panama or Canal Zone check) or money
order, by January in order to receive the 1956 Year Book and RE-
UNION Record.
ANNUAL DUES are payable by CALENDAR year, that is,
PLEASE help keep the records up to date by paying your dues
on time. MANY THANKS.
The Year Book goes to press early in October-NO CHANGES
can be made after November 1st. This is necessary because they must
be in the mail around December 1st before the Xmas rush, so please
keep the Secretary informed on any and all changes in address.
We are hoping to have a MEMBERS BUSINESS DIRECTORY
in the near future. All members who are in business of any kind, real
estate, law, motels, etc., and wish their names and business listed,
FREE OF CHARGE, write such information at once to the Secretary,
3535 19th Street North, St. Petersburg 4, Florida, and we will try
and get them in the December Record which goes to press November
1st, so you will know your business members when you start on your
trips and especially for the REUNION which will be at the Soreno
Hotel here in St. Petersburg on January 10th and 11th, 1956.
Your Secretary has pins and buttons for Society members at $1.00
each. They make a nice gift for Xmas, about the size of a dime and
have a safety clasp.
Happy birthday to Fred Lyons, July 19, Mrs. Goelsby and Mrs.
Thomas Waters, July 28, our Past President Charlie Calvit, August 2,
Tom Rath, September 27, Mrs. Tom Rath, October 16, Mrs. Charlie
Persons October 25, Richard Slattery and Mrs. George Ruggles, No-


vember 5, Mrs. Louise Burkhart, Mother of Mrs. Bessie Hunt, Novem-
ber 9, M r.Henry Hudson, November 22, and Mr. Charles Persons,
November 30. Also to all others whose birthdays come within these


About 90 members were gathered at Lowry Park for the Society's
regular meeting and picnic.
Meeting was called to order at 2:00 P. M. by President Harry J.
Lewis, who dispensed with singing and offering of invocation.
The following officers were present-
President ------- _---- --------- Mr. Harry J. Lewis
Secretary-Treasurer ------- Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Corresponding Secretary ------. Mrs. Burt W. Hall
Mrs. Etta Conkerton introduced out-of-town members, new mem-
bers and visitors, who responded to the welcome; among them-
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crouch, of Santa Clara, R. P.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Callaway (new residents of St. Pete)
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cameron, of Long Beach, Cal.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Pender (new residents of St. Pete)
Mrs. Helen Warner (sister of Mrs. William Warren)
Mrs. Edith Minnix, daughter and grand-daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carey (Mr. Carey retired last year from
P. C.)
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Scott, of Kansas.
Secretary-Treasurer read financial statement for month of April.
Membership Report: 1288 members as of April 1st; 17 added during
the month, making a total membership May 1st of 1305.
Corresponding Secretary read minutes of regular meeting held A-
pril 11, 1955. President, hearing no corrections or commissions, declared
them approved.
President Lewis announced that next regular meeting would be a
picnic meeting, June 13th, at Hillsborough Park.
Mrs. Judd read many letters of interest to the Society members,
and made several announcements, among them-
The F. P. Fredericksons have returned from Austria, and now
living in New York.
Read letter from Roy Searcy giving information that the forma-
tion of a Panama Canal Society, in Houston, Texas, was very much


under consideration.
Letter from Visiting Nurses' Association explaining, with regret,
their inability to have a representative speak at our meeting April 11th.
Charges for services rendered by this Association have been mailed to
the Society.
Letter from Wm. C. Cramer, Member of Congress from First Dis-
trict--Florida, stating his reaction to proposed increased annuities for
The demise of the following.
Mr. B. J. Robinson, in Texas.
Mr. Leonard Barrington, in Oregon.
Mr. S. G. Hussey.
Mr. C. T. Lindsay.
Mr. Harrison B. Cutler.
Mrs. Josephine Bouchard.
Mrs. Elmer F. Ohlson.
Mr. F. W. Schewe.
LEGISLATION: Mr. J. F. Everett said that he didn't expect any
action favorable to retirees during this session of Congress. Mr. Everett
also requested that any woman married to a deceased Canal Zone em-
ployee for 10 years prior to May, 1944, get in touch with him for pos-
sible benefits.
There being no further business before the meeting, President
Lewis requested a motion to adjourn; motion made by Mr. Tarflinger,
seconded by Mr. Hall; motion carried, and meeting adjourned at
3:25 P. M.
Agnes V. Hall (Mrs. Burt W.)
Corresponding Secretary


About 90 members were gathered at Hillsborough Park for the
Society's regular meeting and picnic.
Meeting was called to order at 2:00 P. M. by President Harry J.
Lewis, who dispensed with the singing and offering of the invocation.
The following officers were present-
President ----__ --- Mr. Harry J. Lewis
Corresponding Secretary .. ---.- -- Mrs. Burt W. Hall
Mrs. Etta Conkerton introduced out-of-town members, new mem-
bers and visitors, who responded to the welcome, among them-


Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, St. Petersburg.
F. A. Robinson and family, Margarita, C. Z.
Mrs. A. O. Matheny, and 2 children, of Panama City, R. P.
Donald Bruce and family, Margarita, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Crook and family, Balboa, C. Z.
Darlene Walker, Elberton, Ga.
Guy Johannes, Jr., Tallahassee, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Preston, Baltimore, Md.
Mrs. Mabel Taylor, Miami, Fla.
Mrs. Olympia Ferlichi, St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Reva Starke, Cristobal, C. Z.
Mrs. Jo Ewing, Clarksburg, W. Va.
James C. Wood and family, Balboa, C. Z.
Paul Karst and family, Gatun, C. Z.
T. F. "Pete" Sullivan, Gamboa, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Henry, Zephyrhills, Fla.
Guy Hoffman, Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. John Alexaitis, Presidio, Calif.
Mrs. E. J. Runnels and children, of Magee, Miss., visiting
her mother, Mrs. R. Minnix.
Earle Brown.
In the absence of Mrs. Judd, Corresponding Secretary read fin-
ancial statement for the month of May. Membership report: May
lst-1305; 9 new members during May, making a total membership
of 1314 as of June 1st, 1955.
Corresponding Secretary read minutes of regular meeting (picnic)
held May 9th, 1955, at Lowry Park, Tampa. President, hearing no
corrections or omissions, declared them approved.
President Lewis announced next regular meeting would be a picnic
meeting at Lake Maggiore Park, St. Petersburg, on July 11th.
Corresponding Secretary read letter received from Aurelia Carkeet
Heinze, of Houston, Texas, wanting to hear from people who may have
known her while on the Canal Zone, 1909 to 1915.
On the sick list:
James Cullen, Sr. operated upon May 13th, at Morton Plant
Mrs. Louis Stilson very ill.
Mr. Homer McCarthy in hospital.
Mr. Roy Mason, Tallahassee, very ill.
Mr. Harry A. Kersey, Trenton, N. J., has been ill; some


The demise of the following:
Mr.Cyrus G. Hodge, Macon, Ga.
Mr.Wm. J. Keenan, Santa Clara, R. P.
Mr. W. H. Needham.
Mr. Chas. Hair, Balboa Commissary.
Mrs. John E. McCord.
Mrs. Charles Bordt.
Mr. Walter Campbell.
Mr. Ten Eyck Reed.
Mr. Willard A. Peterson.
Mrs. Mildred Pate, Gatun, C. Z. (Widow of James Pate).
LEGISLATION: Mr. Hersch spoke at length about the various bills
to increase the amount of annuity to retirees, and opined that chances
of action being taken on these bills during the present session of Con-
gress were remote.
Mr. William J. Bartlett said that he attended the recent State
Convention of the National Association of Retired Civil Employees
at Kissimee, and while there, gathered the information that action
would be taken by the Congress, on these bills, when the increase for
postal employees was settled, which has already been done.
There being no further business business before the meeting, Pres-
ident Lewis asked for a motion to adjourn. Motioin made by Mr.
Bartlett, seconded by Mr. Bradley-motion carried, and meeting ad-
journed at 3:20 P. M.
Agnes V. Hall (Mrs. Burt W.)
Corresponding Secretary


About 100 members were gathered at Lake Maggiore Park for the
Society's regular meeting and picnic.
Meeting was called to order at 2:00 P. M. by President Harry J.
Lewis, who dispensed with singing and offering of invocation.
The following officers were present-
President _------ ----------------- Mr. Harry J. Lewis
Vice-President ... _..Mr. Troy Hayes
Secretary-Treasurer ---... --Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Corresponding Secretary ___..--.Mrs. Burt W. Hall
Our Receptionist, Mrs. Bessie Lyons introduced out-of-town mem-
bers, new members and visitors; among them-


Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Pearl and grandson (new St. Petersburg
Mrs. Florence McLaney, of New Orleans (sister of Mrs. Leo Clem-
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Feeney.
Mrs. Laura Sessions.
Mr. R. H. (Buster) Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Green and daughter, of Cristobal, C. Z.
Miss Maureen Milligan, of E. Orange, N. J. (granddaughter of
Mrs. Alice Dolan).
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolfe.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Apsden.
Mrs. D. A. Ogletree and daughter.
Miss Jennie Satriale.
Mrs. Fred Brady, from the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. George Martin and 5 children, of Margarita, C. Z.
(Daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren of the Jimmie
Corresponding Secretary read minutes of regular picnic meeting
held June 13th at Hillsborough Park; President Lewis hearing no cor-
rections or omissions, declared them approved.
President Lewis announced that next regular meeting would be a
picnic meeting at Lowry Park, Tampa, on August 8th, 1955.
SPECIAL INTEREST: Mrs. Judd read many letters of interest to the
members of the Society, and gave several new items.
On the sick list-
Mrs. Joe Orr, of Houston, Texas, has undergone surgery.
Mr. Fred Hall improving satisfactorily.
Miss Jessie Murdock still in the hospital.
The demise of the following-
Mr. Patrick Quinn, of Tom's River, N. J.
Mr. B. Ashburton Tripp, of Alexandria, Va.
Mrs. Frances Hall.
Mr. Harry Gaeb.
Miss Bess Liter.
Mr. John W. T. Mann.
Mr. W. D. Waltman, of California.
Mr. Aubrey E. Simmons, of California.
LEGISLATION: Mr. Hersch gave detailed information re the
several bills before Congress, beneficial to Civil Service Retirees, and
expressed some optimism that action may be taken on same during


this session of Congress. Mr. Hersch further said that NARCE
Hqrs. in Washington, D. C. has shown some enthusiasm that this ses-
sion of Congress will authorize an increase in annuities.
Mr. J. F. Everett spoke of Bill 3792, and urged individuals to send
telegrams to their Congressmen requesting favorable action on same.
Mr. Everett inquired and found that a night letter, of 50 words, can
be sent for a cost of $1.21.
Mrs. Anna Bartlett asked for the floor, and requested the assem-
bly to join in singing "Happy Birthday" to our Secretary-Treasurer,
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd. Your Recording Secretary thinks Mrs. Judd was
much surprised, and agreeably so.
There being no further business before the meeting, President
Lewis asked for a motion to adjourn; motion made by Mr. L. W. Foster,
seconded by Mr. Hall motion carried, and meeting adjourned at
3:30 P. M.
Agnes V. Hall (Mrs. Burt W.)
Corresponding Secretary

Panama Canal Society of Western North Carolina
Report for September

Whilst the world without suffers the ravages of stultifying heat,
we in the mountains of Western North Carolina have been enjoying
an "air-conditioned" summer with great quantities of rain which has
rendered a lush and verdant countryside. That our friends elsewhere
appreciate this haven is demonstrated by the following account on
recent visits.
Col. and Mrs. Edw. Browder, en route to California, spent two
days with the Sam Irvins having recently attended the graduation of
Ed., Jr. from the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Adams and family of Balboa were visitors of
the Ross Hallowells in Hendersonville.
Mrs. Alan Lewis and daughter, Alana, are spending the summer
with Alan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Lewis of Hendersonville
whilst Alan is off on intermittent trips at sea on the U.S.S. NAUTILUS.
Alan was home on leave for one week during the month of June.
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Odom and "Topper" of Dothan, Ala. spent a
few days with the I. Bruce Harrells of Hendersonville. There were
several get-togethers with friends to bring up-to-date news from the
C. Z. and the latest methods of raising beef cattle. On their return
trip they stopped off for a visit with the A. C. Garlingtons, the Dr.


Carrys and Dr. B. E. Kneece. The latter has completed a beautiful
home next door to the Carrys near Columbia, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McIlhenny of Balboa Heights drove from Oak
Ridge where they were visiting son Bob and wife to spend a couple
days with the J. Wendell Greenes of Hendersonville. Also, the A. C.
Garlingtons of Newberry, S. C. came to H-ville to be present upon the
arrival of the F. H. Irwins on May 19th, to spend a week with the
Greenes. Mr. Irwins retirement was effective June 30th. On their way
to California where they plan to live, they stopped off with the Gar-
lingtons, the Richard Carters in Tullahoma, Tenn. and Mrs. Fedde in
Kentucky. En route from Newberry to Tullahoma the Irwins attended
the graduation from Clemson College of Dick Sullivan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Sullivan of Cristobal.
Mrs. Elizabeth Irvin Brown of Diablo Heights with her three
daughters spent their vacation in H-ville with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Irvin. Mrs. Irvin met Eliz. in Norfolk. Also, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. K. (Jiggs) Cross, their daughter, Kay and son, Bill, spent sev-
eral days with Mae's sister and brother-in-law, the Sam Irvins.
Mrs. Hartshorne of Seattle and formerly of Pedro Miguel recently
spent several weeks with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe M. Muldoon of H-ville.
Mrs. Shirley Price of Berkley, Calif. spent several weeks with Ray
and Nell Mitchell of H-viille.
Mrs. M. B. Barden was the house-guest of the J. Wendell Greenes
for two weeks. Mrs. Barden, affectionately known as Aunt Minnie,
visited the Greenes several times in the C.Z.
Others visiting recently in H-ville were the sister and brother-in-
law of Mrs. F. M. Sawyer; Ben and Rena Sartain with the Pattersons;
Capt. Forrest with the T. G. Colemans.
In the Asheville area Mr. and Mrs. George Ward had their two
grand daughters with them for two months this summer whilst Mama,
Mrs. Ruth Ward Lee, was busy with a very young new brother.
Dr. and Mrs. Chas. Trickey welcomed home their daughter Betty
with husband and four children for a three week visit. Their son-in-
law, Mr. Stephen Whicher, has been awarded a second Fulbright Schol-
arship, this time to Sweden for which country he and his family will
embark in September.
Blanche and Angus Matheny flew up from Panama in June with
their two children and two Zone boys, Leo Dahlinger and Bobby Ge-
hardt, all four of whom entered a summer camp at Chimney Rock,
N. C. En route to California, the Metheneys stopped in Asheville for


several days, visiting with the Kigers and various other Zone friends
They will return in August for the children.
Mr. and Mrs. Dow Walker returned to Asheville from the Zone in
May. During this past winter Mrs. Walker opened a new school of
piano theory and harmony in Managua, Nic. there already being two
such schools in the Zone. In September the Walkers will attend a fam-
ily reunion in Ohio as well as a smaller gathering of family in Charles-
ton, W. Va. to celebrate the 103 birthday anniversary of Mr. Walker's
aunt last April.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Redman arrived in late spring for their usual
summer sojourn in the mountains. The Redmans live in Miami during
the winter.
Mrs. Katherine Bryan has just sold her home and will spend two
months with her brother in Waterbury, Conn. before returning to Ashe-
ville to rent, an apartment.
'Way back in January the Ernest Behlens spent two weeks on the
Zone where they enjoyed a re-union with the Shep Shreeves. Whilst
in St. Pete the Behlens took in the Old Timers Baseball Game played
by the Three Quarter Century Club. 78 year old Roy McKenna was
the winning pitcher and one coach. a Mr. Ross, was 92 years old.
Mrs. Ula Tweed and daughter Suzie left Ashville on July 14 for an
extended tour of the Pacific Coast. En route they spent a few days with
Mrs. O. T. Symonds, formerly of Balboa, now of Albequerque, N. Mex.
Suzie finished her second year at Wake Forest this spring and will re-
turn in September to continue her studies.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ferguson spent a week with relatives in North
Wilkesboro, N. C.
The S. R. Hiters are spending the summer at their camp in the
Adirondack Mts. Bill Hiter and Clinton Wanlass, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Wanlass of H-ville made the Dean's list their last semester at
Brevard College.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Bruce Harrell recently spent a month with Mrs.
Harrell's mother at Long Island, New York.
Duke Lewis and Bob Patterson celebrated their birthdays' with
their annual joint picnic on May 30th at Coon Tree Picnic grounds.
30 guests were invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Arne Halldorson are expecting Mrs. Halldorson's
mother, Mrs. Larry Drennan, for a visit in early August. Mrs .Drennan
now resides in Washington, D. C.
Three new addresses in this area are: Fred O'Rourke, 1102 Old
Spartanburg Road, H-ville; Tom Coleman, Box 1317, H-ville, N. C.;


Arne Halldorson, 86 Raleigh Road, Oakley, Biltmore Station, N. C.
Thirty-five members of the Western North Carolina Chapter and
friends attended a picnic at Balsam Mountain Camp Grounds near
mile high Heintooga Overlook in the Great Smokie Mts. on June 14.
The unseasonably cold weather for the middle of June discouraged
some members from attending but a good time was enjoyed by those
who were present and the harshness of the 52 degree weather was soft-
ened somewhat by the roaring wood fires. Out of Staters present were
the Wm. Adamses of Balboa, Shirley Price from Berkley, Calif., the
Garlingtons from S. C. The picnic was held at Heintooga upon the
suggestion of Mrs. Theo. Franklin of Bryson City, N. C.
Mary Lou Halldorson, Secretary

Panama Canal Society of Washington, D. C.

The officers elected at the May 21st meeting are as follows:
Col. George S. Brady ------------ President
Alexander E. McClure -------- Vice-President
Martin A. Seiler -- --_ Secretary-Treasurer
Steve Latchford, Chair. Gustav C. Hertz
Roger Erdman Joseph A. Cheeseman
Frank M. Hill R. A. Roudabush
Martin Seiler, Sec'y.-Treas.

The Panama Canal Society of Chicago

The officers elected for the ensuing year are:
President Mr. Frank Wichman, Highland Park, Ill.
Vice-President Mr. Edward J. Vogel, Chicago, Ill.
Trustee Mr. Frank Clark, Wabash, Ind.
Secretary-Treasurer Mr. H. L. Stuntz, Chicago, Ill.
There was no further news of folks in the Chicago area.

Panama Canal Society of Los Angeles

The following officers were elected at the annual Spring dinner
held at the Hotel Roselyn on March 13, 1955.
Otis A. Pritchett---- --------- President
George H. Cassell-------------Vice-President


Otis A. Pritchett, President
Bess S. Morton -------_--Secretary-Treasurer
Meetings are as follows for the balance of 1955.
Picnic .-----.---------.September 11th, 1955, 10 A. M.
Dinner ....--- --.---November 13th, 1955, 1:00 P. M.

California Report

Waited until after the annual picnic to see what news I could
gather. Everyone at the picnic was shocked and saddened to hear of
the sudden death of Ray Koperski.
It started out to be a rather cool and gloomy day but in spite of
the weather approximately 150 people turned out to see familiar faces
and to renew old friendships, however, good old sunny California
showed itself later on in the afternoon.
Among the visitors present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Atkinson-Hot Springs, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Thomas and family-Balboa, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Powell and daughter Celeste-
Diablo, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Anderson and family-C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis and family-C. Z.
Mr. John Hearne-C. Z.
Everyone commented on how much they missed the Persons and
who will be showing up at your meetings and picnics.
Best regards to all our friends.
Yours truly,
Bess Morton

Along with the notice of our Spring picnic I added a paragraph
telling of your request for pictures and news, so far haven't received
anything at all, however, the following are a few items of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Stillwell of Monrovia entertained at a lovely
afternoon party in farewell of Mrs. Lula Beers, who returned to her
home in Milwaukee, Wis., after several months stay in California
visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gahagan of Garden Grove, spent a few days
visiting Mrs. W. H. Needham of Monrovia. Mr. Gahagan was in charge
of the Radio Staton in Cristobal many years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoudner of St. Petersburg, Fla. are visiting
friends and staying in the home of Mrs. Stoudner's son, Mr. William


Lawson of Burbank.
Mrs. G. R. Kelly of Los Angeles has as her house guest, Mrs. Eula
Ewing of West Virginia and Mrs. May Robertson of Atlanta, Ga. They
were also house guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ames of Arcadia.
Jack De Grummond has returned to the Canal Zone after a vaca-
tion spent in Monrovia with his mother Mrs. John R. De Grummond.
Those recently camping, fishing and relaxing at Kings Canyon,
were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones and Mr.
and Mrs. C. I. Landgon.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sundstrom of San Gabriel, Mr. and Mrs. John
Logan (Fred's sister) are in the East and other parts for a vacation.
Heard also that they are going to Hawaii this summer.
Lt. and Mrs. Eugene Provost of Inglewood and heir daughter,
Lolita, are planning a trip to Hawaii this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Van, Brocklin of Santa Ana have returned
from the East where they visited friends and family.
Friends are glad to see Grace Naylor looking so wonderful after a
major operation last month.
Mrs. Marjorie Le Brun of Burbank is in the East on vacation
visiting with her brother from the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roe and family on vacation from the Zone,
are visiting his sister in the San Fernando Valley.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dunlap and sons are also vacationing and
visiting with his sister in Arcadia. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Morton enter-
tained the Dunlap family with a hamburger barbecue with watermelon
and all. Both Grace and George being amateur radio enthusiasts at-
tended the convention held in Los Angeles recently.
Bess L. Morton

News from the Panama Canal Society
of Northwest Arkansas

The weather is back to normal after three summers of excessive
heat. We are now enjoying comfortable warm days in upper 80's and
blanket nights. A perfect proportion of sunshine, warmth and moisture
has brought a bumper crop of vegetables and lovely flowers for those
who planted gardens and weeds for those who did not.
While "walking in the park on a Sunday afternoon" in Kansas
City, Newell and Ray Shaw met Lloyd and Joanne Hatchett Kent of
Gamboa accompanied by Joanne's cousin, Patricia Hatchett Carr and
family who reside in North Kansas City. Plans were quickly changed


and we all hastened to Carr's residence to visit with Minnie and Earle
Kent. What a gab-fest for all of us and the young folk as they sat
out in the car and reminisced of alligator hunting and S.S. days in Pedro
Miguel-I was the teacher. The four Kents were on their way to Cal-
ifornia in the new Oldsmobile to visit with the Carl Wankes of Whittier
and other Old Timers. The Earle Kents will return to Florida and the
Lloyd Kents to Gamboa.
The 4th annual picnic is now history. The attendance left much
to be desired but we were happy to see the Tom Shirleys and Mrs. Adam
Dorn of Hot Springs and the Capt. Kolles of Russelville. We missed
the absent ones and they missed a day of happy fellowship and some
mighty good food. Be reminded that our next meeting will be our an-
nual luncheon on October 13th.
We were happy to see Mrs. Eula J. Ewing, West Virginia, Mrs.
Mae Robertson, Georgia, Hazel and Jack Stoudner, Florida, all former
neighbors in Pedro Miguel, when they stopped here on their way to
California to see Bill and Pauline Lawson and their old friends, the
Bill Ames, the G. R. Kellys and the Fred Bradleys, all of Los Angeles.
Down in Mulberry, Ark. we saw the Regnal Ewings-former Ham
Radio with call letters KZ5NB. Such activity since last we saw them.
They have cleared the woods and planted 500 Peach trees, 11/2 acres of
Strawberries, 10 acres of Watermelons, have 1300 chickens laying for
the Hatchery, deep freeze and several lockers in town plumb full of
good things to eat and shelves of canned food. Bonnie, the 14 year old
daughter, is capturing all the awards of her 4H group and is among
the outstanding 4H girls in the State. From Neosho, Mo., comes word
that Mrs. Dolly Evers Sharpe and young son will be at home with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb H. Evers while husband Tom is sta
tioned in Greenland. Son Wendell and family-three daughters-spent
their vacation with them and the Evers send regards to all former CZ
Yesterday, Mrs. Nannie Brown was happy to have her grand-
daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yeager of Balboa stop in.
Mrs. Yeager is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Cecil Lowe. Mrs. Nellie
Jones and son Tom have been guests of Nannie for several weeks. Mrs.
Jones was formerly an Army employee living in Curundu and now a
House Mother at Principia College in St. Louis. Tom is a Physicist
and has just finished graduate work in the Univ. of Nebraska. His en-
gagement was recently announced to a beautiful young lady of New
Mexico, Miss Marjorie Ruth McMillan, a student of Principia College
and at present enjoying a trip to Spain on a scholarship award. Mr.


and Mrs. J. S. Whitney of Lake Frances Drive, Siloam Springs an-
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Julia Jo (Judy) to William E.
Brooks, a young businessman of Siloam Springs. The young couple
have a lovely home a short distance from the Whitneys. As June 26th
will be the joint anniversary date for both couples and there is a wed-
ding cake in the freezer for their next anniversary party, methinks that
will be a good time to go and offer our congratulations. Another wed-
ding of interest was that of Anne Cummings, daughter of Mrs. George
F. (Zora) Cummings of Fayetteville to Robert Berry of this city. We
all rejoice with Zora on the recent sale of some very valuable property
on College Avenue.
"Can't walk or talk or anything-well anyhow, not yet, but Bar-
bara (Schnake) and Dick Jeffers think Susan Carol who arrived June
17th is pretty cute, you bet." The new mother writes that Susie's "just
a doll" and that the new grandparents, Lettie and Ed Schnake arrived
the same evening to welcome her. Sorry that Lettie's recent illness
kept them from coming thru Fayetteville. The Tom Mocks have trailed
back to the Ozarks and put their trailer down at Eureka Springs, the
town that Ripley found so very interesting. The Jimmie Comans of
Bentonville had their son, Lt. James B. Coman and family, recently of
Albrook Field, visiting them. Lt. Coman has been assigned to Biloxi,
Miss. We are indebted to the Tom Shirleys for some pictures of the
picnic which we hope your editor can use and for the news that Mrs.
Adam Dorn is now on a bus and plane trip to Alaska where she will
see Peggy Bradley, daughter of the Fred W. Bradleys. Bill Kellar is
in the Vet. Hospital again. The Hallin family is a busy one-David
with his cello lessons, grown up 7 year old Elizabeth spent six weeks in
Little Rock visiting Heinie's sister and Theo was Supervisor of the
summer activities at the Harmon Playfield and is taking nine credit
hours toward her Masters degree. Ed Booth is back in the States from
four months on the Zone but will visit in New Orleans, Mississippi and
Tenn. before returning home.
The Newell Shaws Place was so named by our Author Rural Car-
rier. Know why? Not worked enough to be a Farm, not manicured
enough to be an Estate-it is just a place in a tranquil valley with an
ever flowing spring, looking unto the oldest hills-the Ozarks. The
Place is sporting two improvements. Nice, new, shiny handrails-re-
minds me of the Locks-at the kitchen door and the stone steps from
the driveway to the lawn. The next time that Tomasina, one of Newell's
seven cats (more expected) and your reporter vie for entrance into the
house, it will be the cat that takes the tumble and suffers the cracked


ribs. I'll hang on to the hand rail and administer the persuasive shove
and I hope that "great will be the fall thereof". The other improve-
ment, a good sized stock pond for Linda Hereford and son Ramon, soon
destined for the locker, also a means of soil conservation. Newell con-
templates-underscoring intentional-stocking the pond with fish and
next year when (?) we go diggin' we hope to utter these magic words,
dear to the heart of the true Ozarkian, "Here's a worm, let's go fishing. "
Just had a visit from Elsie and Bill Dorgan of Balboa. They are
looking for a place to retire two years hence and traveling from New
York to Florida across the country and back again. They saw their
son Bill graduate as a Chemical Engineer, attended the Elks Conven-
tion in Philadelphia. Visited friends in Florida and it was good to hear
first hand news of the good health of friends like the Art Lanes and
the Murphys of Orlando, the Bill Halls and others of St. Pete. From
here they are headed for Albuquerque, New Mexico to visit daughter
Jacqueline, on to San Pedro and Los Angeles where son Bill is now
Blanche E. Shaw

Ditch Diggers of South Florida

The next meeting of our organization will be held at Matheson
Hammock, Sunday, October 16th.
Mr. J. C. McMahon, who will be 84 in September, is laid up for a
few days in bed; it is hoped he will soon be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Ott are visiting in the Canal Zone, and
while there Mr. Ott is being checked over at the Ancon Hospital. Mr.
Ott recently had an attack of Muscular Distrophy in his right leg and
Mr. Harry Snyder now of Huntington, West Virginia, and form-
erly Clerk in the District Attorney's office at Ancon, stopped off in
Miami for a few hours on a short vacation trip to the Canal Zone.
While there he will be a guest of the Ewings.
A. G. Dunham, Secretary

News from Orlando

We were happy to see Mr. Grover F. Bohan, who dropped by for a
few minutes on his way to Tampa and St. Pete. Grover looks the same
as he did eight years ago when I last saw him. He spent a few days


with Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hollander of Jacksonville before heading
Our Orlando Community was shocked to learn of the passing of
Mrs. Aline Roberta Stilson,, wife of Mr. Louis A. Stilson, and mother
of Mrs. W. E. Land of Danville, Va. Mrs. Land has been a constant
companion to her mother for the past eleven weeks while Mrs. Stilson
was a patient in the hospital.
Mr. Franklin F. Pierce, 2015 Vivada Ave. has accepted a position
with the Orlando Air Force Base as Pump Operator, doing similar work
that he performed on the Isthmus.
Mr. Walter Pollak is coming along nicely, however it is necessary
for him to undergo surgery again before his doctor will put him on his
own. Here's hoping everything will be O.K. and that he will be home
Miss Carolyn Pollak is attending Summer School in order to have
enough credits to graduate from Stetson University next year with a
degree in medical arts.
Friday evening, June 24th, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Erbe had a number
of their friends in for dessert and to meet and visit with their son,
Lawrence W. Erbe, home on a few days leave from the University of
Vermont where he will be enrolled for the next two months. After that
Lawrence will be a member of the faculty of the University of Texas
at Austin, teaching and working for his doctor's degree in Botany.
During the evening it was learned that the Erbes were celebrating their
35th anniversary which certainly came as a surprise to those present.
Several kissed the Bride but I did not see a mad rush toward the Groom,
but all wished them many happy returns of the day.
Mrs. Edgar Murphy served and Mrs. Herbert R. Judson poured,
and as always every thing was lovely as the Erbes are such wonderful
Mr. Edward Spearman has recently returned from a three weeks
vacation at Daytona Beach. This is an annual affair with Ed., in fact
it is an event, because as usual when at the beach he spends his days
flirting with the Mermaids and fighting the Sea Serpents at night. He
is coming along so nicely that when he goes visiting he forgets to call
for his walking cane and seems to get along fine without it. It must
have been wonderful on the Isthmus during construction days, that is
to hear him tell it, yet on the other hand can you believe the stories
he tells.
Mr. Henry D. Weaver underwent surgery a few months ago and
got along fine. He was only in the hospital for a few days.


During the month of June Mrs. F. S. Pierce. and her son Franklin
F. spent three weeks in Portland, Maine, which in addition to being
a swell vacation Mrs. Pierce advised that she actually made the trip
to attend the 50th anniversary and a get to gether of her High School
graduation class.
It is interesting to know that Mrs. S. 0. Specht, lifelong friend of
Mrs. Pierce and also a member of the same class was on hand to help
celebrate. Mrs. Pierce also saw Mrs. L. H. Lothrup during her vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther L. Long were all smiles July 23rd because
on that date they became the proud grandparents of a 9 lb. 1 oz. boy,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Duck) Long, now living in Pine Hill,
Florida. The baby has been named Donald Matthew.
Miss Angie Reilly, nurse in Colon Hospital for many years and
well known on the Isthmus, came down from New York and spent four
days with the Longs during the month of June. We hope Angie had a
wonderful vacation.
Ensign and Mrs. Raymond A. Nesbitt and baby stayed over night
with the Longs. Raymond and family are fine and he is enjoying his
assignment at Key West where he is stationed.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Staples of Louisville, were recent guests
of the Longs.
Mr. R. A. Koperski passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital, in Los
Angeles, on June 10th. He was visiting his mother in Burbank, Calif.
at the time.
Mr. Koperski worked in the Customs Dept. in Cristobal and re-
tired on March 1st, of this year. After his retirement he and his wife
flew to Miami and spent a month visiting his son Robert and family,
also spent 10 days with his brother Mr. L. A. Koperski of Orlando, be-
fore driving to California. Fortunely before his death he had a visit
with his daughter Barbara, who is married and living in Danville, Cal.
Mrs. R. A. Koperski is at present living in Danville, with her
daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Wm. B. Taylor, wife of Col. Taylor of Chevy Chase, Md.
and her four children are visiting with her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Koperski in Orlando. Mrs. Taylor and the children will fly to Seattle
the latter part of August, where they will be met by Col. Taylor, and
take a transport for Anchorage, Alaska. They will be stationed in
Anchorage for three years, and are looking forward to a lot of winter
sports. At present they are soaking up a lot of Florida sunshine and
enjoying the swimming.
If "The Off Again, Home Again" Koperskies would stay at home


for awhile we might tell you more about them, but they are off for
Washington, D. C. for a few weeks, then home for a few days, then
off to California, so it is difficult to keep track of them. Anyway they
are home now and both look fine.
Mrs. Georgia Blessing has received word from the Isthmus that
Mrs. Frank W. Hohmann is in a serious condition in Gorgas Hospital.
I understand that the Hohmanns are planning on retiring during the
month of August.
Captain and Mrs. J. H. Miller entertained a number of their
friends Sunday, July 24th and after an inspection of their new home
and gardens located in Alamonte Springs, a most delicious chicken din-
ner was served and believe me Helen certainly knows how.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Morgan are the house guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Stevenson. Charley says he likes Orlando, and hopes to
visit here again. Steve and Agnes are driving them to Miami July 30th.
when they will fly back home. Hurry back.
Mrs. Al Mohr and daughter Mary Lou, left Miami by plane May
7th to visit daughter Judy and family who live in Puerto Rico. Seven
hours after their arrival (and on Mother's Day) another son was born
to the MacDonalds. While Judy and baby were in the hospital, and
the other youngster taken care of by friends, Mrs. Al and Mary Lou
flew to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, for two days and a night. The
scenery was beautiful and it was good to hear some of the West Indian
dialect again. Mary Lou had to leave Puerto Rico at the end of two
weeks and report back to work at Pine Castle Air Force Base, but Mrs.
Mohr remained another four weeks in order to get well acquainted
with her two grandsons. "Mac" is with the Chase Manhattan Bank
in Puerto Rico.
The P. G. Flynns have returned to their home in Orlando from
their trip to California. They visited their daughter Jeanne and her
two sons in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeanne's husband, Major Charles S.
Stough, Jr. is on duty in Tokyo, Japan. Jeanne and the boys, Dude
and Steve, left by air from San Francisco on July 8th to join him. They
also visited their daughter, Marguerite, in Coronado, California, their
son, Pete Jr. in Los Angeles and Mrs. Flynn's sister and brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Kenealy. They report having had a wonderful trip
and Mrs. Flynn much improved in health. Their daughter Marilyn,
who completed her studies at Bradley University on February 1st,
joined them in Los Angeles and she with her twin sister Marguerite,
returned to Orlando with them. The two girls have been working for
the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Service in Orla'ado. Marilyn


will be teaching speech correction in the Orange County Schools in
Orlando in the Fall.
Marilyn L. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Flynn of
Orlando received her Bachelor of Science Degree at the Fifty-Eighth
Commencement of Bradley University, Peoria, Ill,, on June 6th, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Farley Jr. and their little daughter,
Maura Ann, have recently moved from Notre Dame, Indiana, to Wood-
river, Illinois, where Mr. Farley has accepted a position with Shell Oil
Company. Mrs. Farley is the former Joanne Flynn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter G. Flynn.
R. R. Wilhite


The stork waits for nothing, not even for a "summit" meeting of
four of the most important people in the world.
The recent meeting of President Eisenhower and the heads of the
government of Great Britain, Russia and France was no exception. Lt.
James Coakley, of 218 Ball Park Blvd, Grand Rapids, Michigan, was
on a security tight mission accompanying the President and didn't
learn that the long legged bird arrived two weeks ahead of schedule at
the Coakley home. Security rules did not allow Lt. Coakley to tell
anyone of his destination and the same rules would not allow the news
relayed to the Lt. of the birth of his son two days after he left. The
son, James Frederick was born on July 16th and weighed six pounds
and one ounce. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Pat
Coakley of Grand Rapids. Lt. Jimmie was born and raised on the
Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hudson of St. Petersburg spent two weeks
in Miami with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. David
Bishop on leave from the Zone, with their three children. Mr. and
Mrs. Hudson plan to fly to Boston on Sept. 3rd where they will meet
their son, Capt. George F. Hudson and to-gether they will motor to
Bangor, Maine, for a visit with their daughter, Mrs. Helene Hudson
Flagg and family. They will visit about ten days in and around Bang-
or and will renew old Zone acquaintances in that area.
The Ross Hollowells of Hendersonville, N. C. have returned from
a trip to the Zone and a visit with their daughter and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Jones. They were on hand to greet their new granddaughter,
Margaret Ann Jones, born on July 5th, 1955. The Jones family now


consists of two boys, Charles Ross and Richard Andrew, and the new
baby, Margaret.
The Vern Calloways were visitors of the Ernest Williams of Ben-
tonville while passing through that section of the Ozarks on their way
to Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Mullane are now living at 215 So. Euclid
Avenue, Pasadena, California.
Mrs. Albert Wilson of Chillicothe, Ohio, her daughter and son-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Triick and sons, David and Billy, spent
a few weeks at St. Petersburg Beach. Mrs. Wilson's son, Alex is mar-
ried and with his family, maketheir home in Chillicothe. Mr. Triick
is Principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Middletown, Ohio.
The Ernest Woods of St. Petersburg enjoyed a visit from their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Wood, and family from
the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Robert D. C. Baker, widow of Capt. Baker, U.S.N., her twin
daughters, Kirby and Edith, of Washington, D. C. were recent visitors
of Mrs. Baker's mother, Mrs. Harry Ferguson of Coronado, Calif. Mrs.
Ferguson also had as her guest, Mrs. C. F. MacMurray of Panama.
John Hower, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hower of Fairhope,
Ala., formerly of Gamboa, C. Z., received his Ph.D. from Washington
University in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Hower will be employed by an oil
company in Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederickson arrived home April 30th from a long
sojourn in Austria. They are now at their home at. 120 East 34th St.
New York, N. Y.
It has been reported that Charles R. Chisholm of Kennebunkport,
Maine, suffered a heart attack and was a patient at the Webber Hos-
pital in Biddeford, Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter Orr of the Canal Zone were recent visitors
in St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Benny of Balboa, C. Z. spent a few days
in St. Petersburg. They were enroute to Albuquerque, New Mexico to
visit their son, Eddie, who is completing his second year at the Univer-
sity of New Mexico.

Mrs. Antonette Huff and her 18 year old son, Donald, both don-


ned caps and gowns and received diplomas at graduating exercises in
Balboa. Mrs. Huff completed her studies at the C. Z. Junior College,
class of 1955, and Donald was a member of the graduating class of the
Balboa High School.
Dr. Lawrence M. Drennan, Jr., Assistant to the Supt. of Gorgas
Hospital, has resigned his position with the Health Bureau to accept
a position as Supt. of the Chiriqui Land Co. Hospital at Puerto Ar-
muellas, R. P.
Kathleen and Henry Grieser have purchased an 11 room concrete
bungalow with three and one half acres of fruit, vegetables and flower
garden. They call their place "Lakaroo" which means Red Hill. It is
on the Irish coast where they have a good view of the ocean and can
see the ocean liners out in the bay near the estuary of the Cross Haven
River. (How is the parrot, Henry?)
Marie Coffey has been visiting on the Canal Zone for two
months. From there she will go to San Salvador for a visit before re-
turning to Florida.
Jessie Murdoch is slowly recovering from her leg operation at
Toronto. Canada. Miss Murdoch hopes to be walking in six weeks.
In a ceremony in the Cathedral of St. Luke, Ancon, C. Z., the Rt.
Rev. Heber Gooden ordained Roger Harlan Green to the diaconate
in the Episcopal Church. He will assist the Dean of the Cathedral of
St. Luke until his retirement from the Panama Canal Co. and will then
take a year of special study at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in
Alexandria, Va. After completing his studies, Rev. Greene will return
to the Isthmus to be ordained a priest and to continue working under
Bishop Gooden in the Episcopal Church.
Edith and Bob Morgan of Menlo Park, Calif. are having a won-
derful summer as both their daughters and their families are with
them. It is the first time in almost twenty years.
Marion L. Mack writes that Fred is in Guam as Supt. of a L. A.
Construction Co. Marion and Chuck will join Fred in Guam in August.
Charles Newmann of Kenosho, Wisconsin, writes that all is well
with him and Mrs. Newmann. He drives a laundry truck every day
and spends his evenings caring for his back yard garden.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Butz sent us a snap of themselves and two
dogs, also a picture of their home at Bambito on the Chiriqui Viejo.


(see cut).
Mrs. Charlie K. Parker of St. Petersburg has written a book,
"Panama Canal Bride" which will be published in the near future.
Col. and Mrs. Robert W. Malloy and two daughters are going
to Syria. Col. Malloy is to be Attache in Damascus. Mrs. Malloy is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al E. Meigs of Tampa, Florida.
Lloyd MacDonald, M. D. (mud digger) writes that life is fine at
Columbia Falls, Montana. Lloyd has a summer home on Flathead
Lake, the largest fresh water lake in that area. Lloyd says Carl Pfeifer
lives near by and raises cattle.
Elsie M. Greenwood has moved into her new home and her new
address is 215 North Ohio Avenue, Wellston, Ohio. Congratulations
to Elsie on her 80th birthday, May 18th.
The Tom Jordans of Alfred, Maine, paid their 1955 dues, twice so
now they are a year ahead of the game. That is so much better than
being behind. How about you? Are you paid up?
The Harry I. Bloss family expect to sell their home on Lake Ron-
konkoma, N. Y. and move to Florida in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Rathgaber have bought a new home at 200
Baldwin, Road, Glassboro, New Jersey and are busy getting back to
normal again. Jack is working for the Texas Oil Co. and says there
are no finer people to work for. Archie Burns says they all look fine.
He was in Adamston recently visiting the McGeacheys, too.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Persons are now in St. Petersburg and expect
to get into the home they are building at 4026 25th Ave. North, around
the last of August. Welcome to the fold here in St. Pete.
The Wallings have sold their home on 9th Ave. North and have
moved to 5197 46th Ave. North. Their home is lovely and located
in an orange grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Slattery have sold their home on Oak Street
and are now living at 932B 4th St. South in St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. James Macfarlane are now making their home at
1025 Milan Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida.
Martha Fletcher, daughter of Verna and Bob Fletcher, of Dawson,
Georgia, has been awarded a $1600 scholarship at Wellesley College.
It is renewable for all four years. Martha was also offered two other


scholarships but the Wellesley offer was the most attractive.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Euper of Gamboa were the guests of Mrs. J.
D. Stephens in Tallahassee. The Eupers daughter, Jo Anne is attending
summer music school in Michigan.
Edward H. Browder, formerly of Balboa, C. Z. will graduate this
year from the United States Naval Academy. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Browder of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Veney have moved from Jacksonville,
Florida to Birmingham, Alabama. They recently visited their daugh-
ter, Peggy Ann. and family in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Dorothy Ann Stephens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stephens,
graduated from the Florida State University at Tallahassee this year
and is now attending summer school in Soltillo, Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sundstrom and Mr. and Mrs. Logan Taylor of
San Gabriel, Calif. were recent visitors in St. Petersburg. They were
entertained by several of their old friends in this area.
Margaret Tysinger reports she enjoyed a visit from Gladys (Beers
Alrick) and Jim Kennedy. Jim is still in the service. They were on
their way to Louisiana to visit Jim's folks, then on to Milwaukee to
visit her mother and Billy. Glady's daughters, Betty Jean and Helen
Alrick, are working in Washington, D. C.
Edyth and Clarence Kiefer of Torrance, Calif. report their daugh-
ter Barbara and her husband will soon return from Europe where they
have been touring and having a gay time. The Kiefers send regards
to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Wolf are moving to St. Petersburg from
Syracuse, N. Y. They have purchased a home at 529 39th Avenue
North, St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Edith Minnix and family are now living at 5725 Shore Blvd.
Gulfport, Florida.
Miss Margaret Fessler of the Canal Zone was a recent visitor in
St. Pete. Mr. and Mrs. Al Joyce were also recent visitors in St. Pete.
Mr. Peter Greening of Corey, Pa. is preparing for a cataract oper-
ation. He wishes to be remembered to the Shreves, Hayes, and Bill
Butlers and would like to hear from them.
Mr. and Mrs. Pappendick are recent arrivals in St. Petersburg


and will soon be at home at 8620 66th Street No., Pinellas Park, FIa.
Danny Dunning, teen-age son of W. R. Dunning of Morgan Ave.,
Balboa, was the victim of a drowning accident at the Third Locks ap-
proach channel, near Cocoli.
Brig. Gen. Don Longfellow, Canal Zone Health Director is leav-
ing the Isthmus for Washington, D. C. where he will assume his new
duties in the office of the Surgeon General of the Army. Gen. Long-
fellow has just completed his second tour of duty on the Canal Zone.
Harvey Don Smith, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Smith of Mar-
garita, has been selected as a candidate for the Naval Training Corps
program for 1955. Smith is planning to leave the Canal Zone this fall
to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. E. W.Melrose (Shorty) is the owner of the New Service
Motel at 13119 Florida' Avenue, Tampa, Fla. If you are in Tampa
and seeking lodgings, fook up Shorty.
Mrs. A. Mohr of Orlando spent a short vacation in Puerto Rico
where she visited her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Macdonald and also to see her new grandson born recently. Al stayed
home with Grandma, Mrs. Emma Christena, now 93 years old.
Bob Hull, who is employed by the Dept. of the Interior in Chris-
tiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, was a recent visitor in St. Pete with
his parents. All the Hulls went back to Miami for a weeks stay and
to see old friends, the Henry Marcys, Mrs. Lessie Sandiford and the
Recent visitors in St. Pete were D. R. DiRoma, wife and six child-
ren who have just returned from a tour of duty, in France, of three
years. Mrs. Di Roma is the former Sugar Calloway, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Calloway who have recently moved to St. Petersburg,
Mrs. Betty J. Whaler is taking a course of study at the Medical
Records Dept., Emory University Hospital, Emory University, Ga.
She says she will be back in St. Pete in September. "Good luck and we
will be glad to see you back".
Eva and Joe Macintosh left in June on the Queen Elizabeth for
a tour of the British Islands and France. They report a grand trip and
expect to be in Europe two months.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Corey, of San Antonio, Texas, are planning


a trip around the State of Texas and later to Pennsylvania, Frank's
old home before he adopted Texas.
Patricia Ruth Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William L.
Howard, former Postmaster at Cristobal, will graduate from Nurses
Training School at Memorial Hospital, Easton, Maryland, on August
28th. Pat was born in Colon Hospital and was raised on the Canal
Zone. Mr. and Mrs. Howard will leave for Maryland August 3rd to
attend the graduation exercises and then will go to Pittsburg to visit
their other daughter, Mrs. E. William Ames whose husband is an
electrical engineer of the Westinghouse Corporation.
Martin and VirginiaSeiler have returned to Washington after a
trip to Vermont. Virginia plans to go to California about August 1st
to visit her mother who is in a nursing home convalescing from her
second broken hip.
Mr. and Mrs. Lando Oliver of Marion, Ill., celebrated their 51st
wedding anniversary on July 6th, 1955. Congratulations from the Pan-
ama Canal Society.
Helen L. Smith writes that her daughter Ann and family (Don
and Ann Rathgaber) are visiting at Meteconk Pines, N. J. with Don's
mother. Ann's brother, Marcy Carpenter, will enter Alabama Poly-
technic Institute in Auburn, Ala. this fall.
Mrs. Harry E. Cook is a new member and reports in a letter just
received that her husband died after a long illness in November 24,
1953. Mrs. Cook also reports the death of Mrs. William A. Harper,
nee Anna Fritz, a former nurse in Ancon and Colon Hospitals. Mrs.
Harper died in November 1954.
Cathryn Bird is happily located in Concord, Calif. where she
teaches school. She plans a summer trip to Vancouver, B. C., then on
to Alaska for a tour.
Mr. Ernest A. Erickson, Jr. and family were recent visitors in
Clearwater, Fla. at the home of his father, Ernest A. Erickson. They
make their home in Mt. Holly, N. J.
The George E. Mathews of Marietta, Ohio, have moved to Apala-
chicola, Fla. where they have purchased a home. George says no more
zero weather for him.
T. E. Englebright is back home in Tucson, Arizona, after a nice
trip to the East Coast. Wants any of their friends who pass near Tuc-


son to stop for a visit.
LoydeI.Richie is happily located in Casselberry, Fla. and wants
any of his friends passing near to stop and see him.
Edith and Stanford Stone report they have been well and busy
in Plant City, Florida.
Mr. Fred G. Swanson of Tyler, Texas, was so impressed with his
50 year class reunion at the University of Akron last year, that he re-
turned this year. He was host at an "Old Grads" dinner at the Univer-
sity Club. The earliest class represented at the dinner was the class
of 1896. Miss Emily Harphan of that class attended.
Mr. and Mrs. William (Bill) Dorgan, of Balboa, C. Z. were in
St. Petersburg visiting old friends. They are touring to the West Coast,
visiting their daughter in Albuquerque and their son in Los Angeles.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Voss, of Balboa, C. Z. are spending their
vacation at Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Mr. Voss has made consider-
able progress constructing a new home on his property in Palm Valley,
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Walling and daughter Leslie, of Balboa.
C. Z. are in St. Petersburg for a short stay with Howard's father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. Earl Walling.
Miss Maureen Milligan of East Orange, N. J. is spending the sum-
mer with her grandmother, Mrs. Alice Dolan of St. Petersburg. At
present, they are spending a couple of weeks in Nassau, Bahama
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Grier of Clearwater, Fla. were fortunate in
.having their entire family to-gether for the first time in years. Miss
Margaret Grier came on from her home in Fullerton, Calif., Mr. Robert
Grier came up from the Canal Zone, and Capt. Sam Grier and his fam-
ily were with them as often as the Capt. could get away from his duties
at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. This reunion with their children
made it a good summer for the Griers.
Vi and Art Miner made reservations for Rusty, their cat, at a
plush cat motel and then left for the north in their brand new Dodge,
for a vacation of six or eight weeks. They will visit with friends en-
route from St. Petersburg to New Hampshire.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. MacSparran of Takoma Park, Maryland,
traveled down to Florida. recently, and made a circle tour of the State.
They contemplate moving to Florida in the not too distant future.



Samuel Grier, 71, died Tuesday, August 16th, in Clearwater, Fla.
Mr. Grier was a resident on the Canal Zone for forty years. He is
survived by his wife Emily, a daughter, Margaret of Fullerton, Calif.,
two sons, Robert of Balboa, Canal Zone, and Capt. Samuel, Jr., of
MacDill Field, Florida. He is also survived by three brothers; Joseph
of Tucson, Ariz.; John of Cincinnati, Ohio and Arthur of Clearwater,
Florida, and a sister, Mrs. Floyd Price, of Grand Junction, Colorado.

John W. Manush, 65, died recently in Portland, Maine. Mr.
Manush was a resident of the Canal Zone from 1913 to 1952. In addi-
tion to his wife, Mr. Manush is survived by a son, John W. Jr., of the
Canal Zone.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Cameron Gregory at Corona Naval
Hospital, California, a daughter, Terry Lee. This makes Mr. and Mrs.
Charles C. Cameron great grandparents for the second time.

Myron R. Herrington of St. Pete, Florida has been visiting with
his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cameron in Union,
Loretta Rose Granberry, 11 years old, died Tuesday, August 23rd,
in a St. Petersburg hospital, a victim of Leukemia. She is survived by
her parents, Harry and Mary Granberry, a brother, Cpl. William R.
Granberry, with the U.S. Army in Germany, and a sister, Mary Ann.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hess have sold their house in St. Petersburg
and-are returning to their old home at 3110 Garfield Street, Highland,

Mrs. Anna Piper of Hot Springs, Arkansas, sends greetings to all
her friends from Rome, Italy, where she is now vacationing.


.. .. -.



New Members and Changes of Address

The following have been added or addresses changed since the June Record
went to press. (*)denotes change of address or correction.

Mack, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C.-Box 111------------------------- Agana

PANAMA, R. de P.
*Butz, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard T.-Bambito, El Volcan -- Province de Chiriqui

Epply, Mrs. Edith-P. O. Box 405------ -------------------Balboa
Grier, Mr. Robert B.-P. O. Box 1800------- --------------- Balboa
*Huff, Mrs. M. B.-P. O. Box "G"-----------------------Balboa Heights
*Keenan, Mrs. W. H.-P. 0. Box 218------------------------- Ancon
*McIlvaine, Mr. and Mrs. C. B.-P. O. Box 1075-------------------- Balboa
*Monzon, Mr. and Mrs. William J.-P. O. Box 401----------------- Balboa
Neville, Mrs. Phebe G.-P. 0. Box 131--------------------------Gamboa
Reimann, Mrs. Columbia H.-P. O. Box 377--------------- Balboa Heights
*Schewe, Mrs. F. W.-P. 0. Box 2266---------------------------Cristobal
Siler, Mrs. W. A.-P. O. Box 775--------------------- ----------Balboa

*Turner, Capt. and Mrs. Macon A.-1917 Quintard Avenue---..----- Anniston

Englebright, Mr. and Mrs. T. E.-2745 N. Winstel Blvd.----------- Tucson
*Marshall, Mrs. Irene H.-4218 North 17th Street, Apt. "B"_ ---------Phoenix

Bohan, Mr. Grover F.-1125 W. Jefferson Avenue-------------_Jonesboro
*Burns, Mr. William T.-1524-A Central Avenue----------------Hot Springs

*Anderson, Capt. and Mrs. John W.-100 San Jose Ave.------San Francisco 10
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W.-3519- 44th Street--------------San Diego
*Enright, Mrs. Margaret-9948 Burnet Avenue, c/o Cuzner------San Fernando
Grier, Miss Margaret C.-1306 Ridge View Terrace---------------Fullerton
*Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank H.-265 Bretano Way---------------_ San Rafael
*Klein, Mrs. Hazel G.-126 Kenmass Avenue------------------_--_ Auburn
*MacGillivray, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.-456 Grant Avenue--------.South Palo Alto
Morton, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.-11661 E. Valley Blvd.----------- -- El Monte
*Mullane, Mr. and Mrs. Denis-215 S. Euclid Avenue---------------Pasadena
Schnake, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W.-Box 872-------------------. Calixico

*Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. William M., Jr.--------------------------- Sanford

Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver-Leetes Island Road-----------------Guilford
Telfer, Miss Elizabeth I. C.-P. 0. Box 25--------------- -- ---Rocky Hill



*Boggs, Mr. E. M.-8111 Klondyke Street------------------------Tampa 4
Brown, Mr. R. H. (temp -124 2nd Street North-....------ St. Petersburg
Carey, Mr. and Mrs. E. D.-8122 Brook Street---------------- Tampa
*Devault Mr. James J.-P. O. Box 665, Station "A"---------St. Petersburg 2
Gambrill, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.-Box 412 ---------- ---- --Brandon
Grier, Capt. and Mrs. Samuel-15 Bridges Loop, A.F.B. MacDill- ..-- Tampa
Hardwick, Mr. and Mrs. B. R,-Owners
La Casa Motel, 820 South Boulevard----------------------DeLand
*Kozak, Mr. and Mrs. Otto-2829 8th Avenue No.
c/o W. J. Bartlett -----------------------------St. Petersburg 2
*Lenow, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J.-5930 10tE Street North--.St. Petersburg 4
*Linney, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A.-Res. 2435 50th St. No...--St. Petedsburg 4
Office: 611 Hall Building --------------------------St. Petersburg 5
*Macfarlane, Mr. and Mrs. James-1025 Milan Avenue-..----.. ---. Coral Gables
Matthew, Mr. and Mrs. George E.-163 Avenue B---------------Apalachicola
Melrose, Mr. Earl W.-Owner
New Service Motel-13119 Florida Avenue ---------.. ---..Tampa 4
*Minnix, Mrs. M. Edith-(temp) 4119 1st Avenue No....---. St. Petersburg 3
*Olive, Mr. and Mrs. James F.- Res.: 6191 Highland Street So.
Mail: P. 0. Box 1274----------------------- --St. Petersburg 1
Pappendick, Mr. and Mrs. M. T.-P. 0. Box 408--- --------Pinellas Park
*Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F.-2418 35th Avenue No.------St. Petersburg 4
Pender, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.-4125 Park Street No.
Cross-Winds Trailer Court-----------------------St. Petersburg 4
*Persons, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L.-4026 25th Avenue No...--St. Petersburg 4
*Slattery, Mr. and Mrs. Richard-932B Fourth Street So......-St. Petersburg 5
*Taylor, Mrs. Mabel B.-2631- 49th Street So.---------------------- Gulfport
*Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W. Earl-5197 46th Avenue No.....St. Petersburg 4
*Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J.-525 39th Avenue No.--- St. Petersburg 4

*Hodge; Mrs. Cyrus G.-5624 Houston Road--------- ------------Macon

Cloys, Mr. and Mrs. M. L.-Riverview Heights ---.----------Brookville
*Strauss, Mrs. John R.-1232 Home Avenue-----..... ------------...Anderson
*Betz, Mr. and Mrs. B. R., Sr.-601 Lindedwood Avenue------------- Topeka

Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Irl R.-4636 Southcrest Drive ----------Louisville 15

*Symms, Mr. M. J.-3437 St. Ferdinand --------------- ----- New Orleans
Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Harry F.-3721 Sheppard Street------.----Brentwood
*Setzer, Mr. and Mrs. Tate Logan-P. O. Box 9222--------------Suitland
*Page, Mrs. Ruth-1496 Commonwealth Avenue----------.-----------.Boston
*Wikinstad, Mr. and Mrs. W. K.-------------------------- oyt Lakes


*Hollowell, Mr. Cooper-Elks Club -----------------------....Missoula
MacDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd A.-Box 491----------------Columbia Falls

*Frederiksen, Mr. and Mrs. F. P.-120 East 34th Street--------.. New York 16
*Jackson, Mrs. Ann M.-20 Chestnut Street-Glen Cove---------Long Island
*Miller, Mrs. Florence N.-111 Eagle Street---------------------------Utica

*Cole, Mr. and Mrs. A. B.-122 Shelbourne Road---------------.Asheville 6
Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe H.-Routel, Box 40---------- C-Castle Hayne
Schmidt. Mr. and Mrs. A. T.-403 Library Street---------------.Greenville

*Greenwood, Mrs. Elsie M.-215 North Ohio Avenue-------------W--Wellston

Embree. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton J.-P. O. Box ----------------- Quarryville
*Geddes, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J.-McKeesport Road----- -------Elizabeth
*McCoy, Mr. Robert H.-18 Lower Mulberry Street.---------------Danville
*Palmer, Mrs. Blanche G.-562 Independence Drive--.---. ---.. ---..Clairton

*Davis, Mrs. Lillie Neely-915 North Parkway ------------------Memphis 5
*Ferris, The Rev. and Mrs. Raymond T.-Res.: Hampton Ave....--Nashville 12

*Brill, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.-5214 Kenrilwood.---------------------Houston
*Gaudette, Mr. and Mrs. William-Hotel Western Skies..--...-------A.Albany
Heinze, Mrs. Aurelia Carkeet-3757 Farbar Street.------------- Houston 5
McBride, Mr. and Mrs. George R.-3505 Rolando Ave.--------------- Waco
Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B.-4443 Clay Avenue...---------. Houston 23
Woodruff, Mrs. Silas-1015 Mesita Avenue-..--...-------... -------.El Paso

Clark, Mrs. Frank C.-1617 Nottoway Avenue-----------------Richmond

&teele, Mr. and Mrs. Francis W.-3606 Auburn Road--------Huntington 4


High Living

The Canal is long completed, your
life's work is done
Now you are entitled to have
some fun.
Long have you traveled oe'r the
seven seas
It is time for you to visit the
State forty-one is the proper
Beyond Oakhurst our sign is out.
Of your visit we have but one
Back to the city you will never
You however will have one
Your remaining days will be on
high elevation.
We Old Timers, when we go on to
May need this elevated boost.
In your cut up cities man is the
Here the beauty is as made by
our Creator.
If to this section you ever do
From then on in you will make it
Now if your future journey is
going to be down
You are justified in remaining on
lower ground.
Oakhurst, California


Dear Ex-Canal Friends:
You are cordially invited to join the Panama Canal Society of
Florida if you are not already a member. The Canal Record, our news
booklet, is issued quarterly, and a Year Book is mailed to members in
December of each year.
Dues are $3.00 annually, and payable in January. Members com-
ing in after July 1st will pay $1.50 for balance of the year.
Our membership is now more than 1,326.

Please fill in the application below and send your dues to the
P. O. Box 249, STATION "A"


Name ______

Wife's Name -

Address --- -------..-----

City _______--------------- State-------

Number of Years on CanaL__------- ------

What Division --

Amount Enclosed

- -- -----C----C-C-C----------l--~L-C--- --I -----W- ---- -- ~-

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Warren
Tampa, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Butz
Their dogs. Leon and Trixie

Home of Leonard Butz
Bambito, El Volcan, R. P.

Mrs. W. G. Hull
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Nr. C. G. Daniels
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mrs. M. B. Huff
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. Fred Whaler
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Post
St. Augustine, Florida

Mr. Ray F. Keene
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. Charles B. Bordt
Tampa, Fla.

Mrs. Jack Stoudner
St. Petersburg. Fla.
Mrs. Alberta Powers Harris
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Grover Dixon
Gainsville, Fla.

P. O. BOX 249 STA. A

U. S. Postlge
St. Petersburg, Fle.
Permit No. 603







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