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


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

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"OLD 299"

(Courtesy of Panama Canal Company)

MARCH 1964

Meeting of the Isthmian Historical Society in the Canal Zone; Morris M. Seeley, Pres.
Mrs. Grace Sanders, Karl Curtis, Mrs. Amey McCormick (speaker) Mrs. Winifred Ewing,
George Winquist, Mrs. Susan Reece.

Mrs. Margaret Williams Lawson, Mrs. Mary Martin Rickards,
Miss Anne Williams, Union Station, Washington, D.C.

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The Taylor Pecks, Dave Haillards and Pierre Gaillards, Washington, D.C.

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Barbara (Bartholomew) and Buck Kreuger and children, Balboa, C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calvit, St. Petersburg, Fla.


Mrs Alice S Perkns Pasadena Calif.

Mr. Alice S. Perkins, Pasadena, Calif.

Rose and Henry Martin, Bridgeport, Conn.

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The Panama Canal Society of Florida
'To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
Ernest M. Kieswetter J. F. Warner
President Founder
W. J. Dorgan Executive Committee
Vice-President ,wr Ernest M. Kieswetter
Lucille S. Judd W. J. Dorgan
Secretary-Treas. Lucille S. Judd
Betty Lockridge Betty Lockridge
Record Editor Mary Belle Hicks
Andy Fraser
Mary Belle Hicks Dewey Goodwin
Recording Sec'y. Albert McKeown
Martin Nickel David S. Smith
Chaplain Sergeant-at-Arms


The following is taken from Vol. X, No. 1., Jan. 1964. Congressman
Cramer Reports, Washington Newsletter, 1131 New House Office Building.

"The weakness of our foreign policy and our inability to cope with
the growing Castro-Communist menace came to a head in Panama-and
spread from Cuba to Zanzibar,
One of the disturbing aspects of the anti-American revolt in Panama
is the amount of false and incomplete information being given the Ameri-
can people. In order to find out the truth, under the sponsorship of the
Young Americans for Freedom and the Monroe Doctrine Committee, I
conducted an hour telephonic interview with a number of outstanding
American citizens in Panama this week. It was open and covered by-the
Some of the heretofore unpublished revelations we learned over the
telephone are as follows:
1. Contrary to what we have been told before, American students did
not incite the revolt. A group of Panamanian students attempted to hang
their flag, not next to, but in place of the American flag. When the police
refused to allow them to lower the American flag, the Panamanian students
turned to violence.

The most ancient of the Panama Railroad's locomotives, "Old 299" was dedicated
as a monument January 28, 1955, during celebration of the railroad's centennial.
It stands beside the Balboa RR. station.

2. According to the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone, the Flag
raising incident was not a cause of but an excuse for the long-planned
3. That Castro-Communists had a hand in the violence was substian-
tiated with the fact that the agitators were charging down the street wear-
ing red shirts with the word "Fidel" printed on them. (Molotov cocktails
started flying within an hour after the flag incident).
4. Under Government orders, the Canal Zone information agency was
prevented from telling the true story of the violence. There was a news
blackout and a second bulletin, under orders, was never allowed to be
5. The Chief of Staff of the Hospital in Panama told us that:
(a.) American soldiers carried empty weapons and were unable to defend
themselves when the violence broke out. (b.) The bullets removed from
a number of Panamanian victims indicated that they were fired on by
other Panamanians, probably Panamanian communists stirring up further
anti-American sentiment.
6. Two USIS assistants were reported hanged and some Americans
are still missing.
(From other reports we believe this is one of the best from any of
the Senators or Congressmen.)
Legislative Representative


On of the largest and most enthusiastic groups yet to meet, assembled
at'the Soreno Hotel January 14th and 15th for the Annual Reunion and,
adding to the gayety, St. Petersburg had a few flurries of snow.
Nearly 600 persons registered at the fast and efficient 2-table set-up
where tags were plainly printed thus avoiding the "bifocalling" which was
necessary in the past.
Mr. Gustaf Peterson and Mr. Francis Hargy were busy both mornings
taking pictures.
The largest group ever to attend the luncheon was entertained with
the lively and beautiful piano music played by Margaret Williams. Mr.
Dewey Goodwin who was Master of Ceremonies kept a fast moving and
different program going. Mr. Cecil Banan in charge of entertainment, con-

vulsed the audience with his Jamacian songs and stories. Paul Warner,
Carter Orr, Mac McG'nnis and Martin Nickel "sang along with Cecil"
and the audience joined in singing familiar songs. Margaret Williams
held every ones attention with her lovely singing voice and excellent
stories. Mr. Paul Davis, "Our Town" Evening Independent, St. Peters-
burg was an honored guest. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Estes of Ft. Alaska flew
to Cincinnati, where son Herman Williams took over bringing them here
in his private plane; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Milligan, Guatemala City,
Guatemala here to visit her mother, Mrs. Alice Dolan; Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Benton, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Taber, Mr. Richard Barr and Mary
Harrison from the Canal Zone; and Mr. James Driscoll from Venezuela,
came the longest distance.
Florida had 444 registrations: Pa. 9; N.Y. and N.C. 8; Canal Zone 7.
24 other States were represented. This is the first Reunion that has attracted
TV cameras from Channels 8 and 13., in addition to several other News-
paper photographers.
Following the luncheon the Reunion officially ended but crowds
lingered late into the afternoon bidding farewell. Make plans now to
attend the next one.


Roy C. Stockham-Chief, Locks Division-28 years, 26 days.
Alfred J. Benton-Police Private-15 years, 7 days.
Nolan A. Bissell-Postal Division-22 years, 10 months, 6 days.
William T. Bleakley-Police Private-24 years, 9 months, 17 days.
John R. Campbell-Dredging Division-25 years, 2 months, 27 days.
Benjamin S. Favorite-Industrial Division-24 years, 3 months, 18 days.
George D. Rowe-Industrial Division-21 years, 5 months, 26 days.
Donald R. Jones-Postal Division-27 years, 1 month, 4 days.
Vincent Biava Dredging Division-23 years, 9 months, 14 days.
Russell T. Billison-Police Sergeant-16 years, 11 months, 6 days.
Charles W. Harrison-Electrical Division-33 years, 24 days.
Roy T. High Pharmacist, Gorgas Hospital-23 years, 9 days.
Philip L. Dade-Civil Defense-26 years, 2 months, 11 days.
James A. Dorsey-Railroad Division-27 years, 6 months, 26 deays.
Mrs. Regina T. Bannister-Engineering Division-20 years, 24 days,
Lewis W. Barker-Police Sergeant-21 years, 1 month, 9 days.


Miss Carol Dean Newhard plighted her troth to Andrew Bleakley, Jr.,
Lieutenant, U.S.N., at the Gatun Union Church, December 22, 1963.
Miss Newhard, a well known teacher at the Fort Kobbe Elementary
School, is the daughter of Mr. Fred A. Newhard, Jr., and the late Mrs.
Newhard of Gatun. Lieut. Bleakley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Bleakley, Sr., of Bentonville, Arkansas, formerly of Margarita.
Mrs. Bleakley is a graduate of Cristobal High School and Colorado
State College at Greeley.
Lieut. Bleakley also graduated from Cristobal High School and from
the Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, New York, after which
he entered the United States Navy.
Lieut. and Mrs. Bleakley left the following morning by plane for
Houston, Texas, en route to Bentonville, Arkansas, where they spent the
holiday season with the bridegroom's parents.
They will reside at 5224 Kildee Street, Long Beach, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds of Huntington Beach, California, announce
the recent marriage of their daughter, Sue, to Gilbert O'Sullivan, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O'Sullivan of Balboa. The young couple are living in
Torrance, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bryan Mauldin, of Balboa, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Virginia Ann, to Talmadge Anthony Womble,
Ensign, United States Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Wight Womble,
of Diablo, Heights, Canal Zone.
Miss Mauldin attended Balboa High School and the Canal Zone
Junior College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from
Agnes Scott College in 1963. At present Miss Mauldin is working for her
Master's Degree in Library Science at Emory University.
Ensign Womble attended Balboa High School and is a graduate from
the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1963.

Colonel and Mrs. John C. Nickerson of Fort Bliss, Texas, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Jeanne, to George Y. Trail of Lexinton,
Miss Nickerson is a graduate of Balboa High School. Her parents
are former residents of Fort. Clayton, C.Z. She received her bachelor of
science degree in elementary education with honors from the University
of Missouri in August 1963.

She is teaching elementary classes in Leslie Ball School, Lexington.
Trail is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart P. Trail of Lexinton, Mo.
He is studying for his master's degree in English at the University of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dimpfl of Curundu announce the marriage of
their daughter, Carol Ann, to Dr. Edgar Kourany, on December 21, 1963,
in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School, Class of 1959, and
graduated in dietetics from Indiana University. She is a member of Phi
Beta Kappa and Omicron Nu.
Dr. Kourany is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kourany of Panama City,
Panama. He is a graduate of Balboa High School, Morning Side College,
where he received a B.S. in biology and chemistry, and Indiana University
School of Medicine, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine. He com-
pleted his internship last year in Marion County General Hospital and is
now practicing medicine in Mooresville, Indiana.
The couple is at home to their family and friends at 220 St. Clair,
No. 6, Mooresville, Indiana.
Mrs. Audrey Bishop announces the engagement of her daughter,
Charlene Alice, to Robert H. Rathgeber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H.
Rathgeber, Sr., of Balboa. Miss Bishop is the daughter of the late David
L. Bishop.
Miss Bishop attended the Canal Zone schools and is a graduate of
South West Miami High School and the Charon-Williams Commercial
College in Florida. She is now employed by National Airlines in Miami.
Mr. Rathgeber is a graduate of Balboa High School and is presently
attending Castleton State College in Vermont.

Miss Priscilla Rose Koperski, daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Koperski of
Balboa and Richard Koperski of Orlando, Fla., was united in marriage
to Edward J. Scott of Gladstone, Mich. The wedding took place at St.
Mary's catholic church in Balboa, C.Z. Mrs. Scott attended school in Bal-
boa, and graduated from Academy of Holy Names in Tampa, Fla. A
reception followed the wedding at the Hotel Tivoli.
Mrs. Scott is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Koperski of
Orlando, Fla., and fourth generation of Zonians.
After a honeymoon spent at the Panama Hilton and "Skyway" in
Las Guis, in Panama, the Scotts will make their home in Albrook Field.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen K. Miller of Balboa, Canal Zone, announce the

betrothal of their daughter, Martha Karen, to Stephen A. Young of Port-
land, Oregon. Miss Miller and her fiance are graduates of the School of
Chemistry, Class of '63, University of Illinois at Urbana, Illinois. Young
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron J. Young of Georgestown, Illinois.
Miriam S. Kealey and Charlie Calvit were married December 21, 1963
in Philadelphia, Pa. They will spend six months in Philadelphia and six
months in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Miss Sadie Haigh of Balboa, C.Z. and Mondovi, Wisc., and Mr. Delbert
Stelmach of Mondovi, Wisc., were married at the Fort Amador Chapel
on December 30, 1963. Attendants were Miss Shirley Moffitt of Diablo,
C.Z. and Mr. Bill Koons of Balboa. Mrs. Stelmach is a teacher at the
Diablo Junior High School.
Mr. Joseph Mackintosh and Mrs. Theresa Callahan were married
December 5th, 1963. They make their home at 635- 29th Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Robertson of Los Rios announce the marriage
of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne, to Franklin Stewart Stabler, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Stabler of Balboa, on October 22nd at St. Andrew's Church,
Cocoli. Elizabeth is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton H. Mead,
of Balboa, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Sines of Mulberry, Indiana, announce the marriage
on January 25, 1964 of their daughter Sondra Kathleen to Michael J.
Dubbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dubbs of Los Rios, Canal Zone. Both
Miss Sines and Mr. Dubbs are students at Ball State Teachers College,
Muncie, Indiana.

Miss Joan Helene Barrett, daughter of Captain and Mrs. John T. Bar-
rett of Balboa, became the bride of Ronald Charles Molinaro, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Molinaro of Boston, Mass. at a Nuptial Mass on Septem-
ber 14 at Sacred Heart Chapel, Ancon.
Following a Wedding trip to San Jose, Costa Rica, the couple returned
to the Canal Zone and are making their home in Balboa.
The bride attended Balboa High School and graduated in June from
the Canal Zone College. Her husband is a member of the Canal Zone
Police Force, stationed in Balboa.

Mr. and Mrs. Truman H. Hoenke of Los Rios announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Diana Gail to Mr. Thomas Edward Bauer, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bauer, Sr., of Warren, Michigan.

Miss Hoenke is a 1960 graduate of Balboa High School and both she
and her fiance are seniors at the University of Michigan.
At home in Seville, Ohio, today are Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Christian,
nee Vickie Fettler, who were joined in marriage October 11 in Gatun
Union Church.
Christian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christian of Seville, Ohio.
He is employed as a bio-chemist by Yoder Brothers Greenhouses, Incor-
porated, a national concern with headquarters in Barberton, Ohio. The
bride is a graduate of Cristobal High School, Class of 1962, and of Riggs,
LeMar and Sayre School of Cosmetology, Akron, Ohio.

Airman Third Class Michael E. Cunningham, United States Air
Force was joined in marriage to Miss Brenda Ogle on December 20, 1963
in the Chapel at Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ogle, Belmont,
North Carolina.
Airman Cunningham and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cunningham,
formerly lived in Gatun. He is a graduate of Cristobal high school. When
Cunningham, Senior, retired the family went to Sedalia, Missouri.
Parents of the young couple were unable to attend the rites.
The newly-weds are now at home at 145 South Novato Boulevard,
Novato, California.

Miss Judith Ann Meyers and Douglas Michael Pajak were married
on December 21, 1963 at St. Bede's, St. Petersburg, Florida.
The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Meyers of
Curundu Heights, Canal Zone, was escorted to the altar by Mr. Earl
R. Baltozer.
A reception following the ceremony was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George T. McLintock, grandparents of the groom.
The newly-weds are attending classes at the University of Florida at
Gainesville. Mr. Pajak, who is the son of Carl M. Pajak of Balboa and
the late Olive Jean Pajak, is completing his senior year as an Engineering
Major. Mrs. Pajak is currently employed as private secretary to Dr. M.
S. Heidingsfield. They are at home to their many friends at 612 North
East 10th Place, Gainesville, Florida.

Miss Sheila Ann Mahoney, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Louis E. Ma-
honey of Santa Monica, California, became the bride of Alexander Mc-
Keown, Jr. at a ceremony in St. Monica's Catholic Church, in Santa
Monica on December 28, 1963.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McKeown of
Panama City.
The bride is a graduate Cum Laude of Marymount High School, the
University of California at Los Angeles where she participated in the
gifted students program.
The bridegroom attended the University of Miami, U.C.L.A. and com-
pleted his education in the graduate school at U.C.L.A. majoring in eco-
Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple has returned to
make their home at 11711 Avon Way No. 14, in Los Angeles.
Mr. and Mrs. George K. Wanke of Pico- Rivera, California, have
announced the engagement of their daughter, Sharyn Sue, to Kenneth Lee
Pendell, Spokane, Washington.
Miss Wanke was born in Panama and resided there until 1948 when
her parents left Balboa to reside in California. She is a graduate of El
Rancho High School, Pico-Rivera, and is at present attending Fullerton
Jr. College. She is the grand-daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Carl P. Wanke,
Whittier, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cooper, of Alabama.
Mr. Pendell is at present serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed at San
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene I. Askew, Balboa, C.Z., announce the marriage
of their daughter, Nancy Jean, to Cary Jackson Goodwin, Jr., the son of
Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Goodwin of Fayetteville, N.C., on January 28, 1964
at the Paul Price Davis Memorial Chapel on the Wake Forest College
Campus at Winston Salem, N.C. Nancy is a sophomore, and Jack is a
senior at Wake Forest, where they both plan to continue studying. They
will be at home after February 1, 1964 at 1620 West 1st St., Wedgewood
Apts., A-3, Winston Salem, N. C.


Mr. and Mrs. James E. Perkins announce the birth of a son Steven,
on December 13th, 1963. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Alice S. Perkins,
Pasadena, California.
Patrick Engene Grimison was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Grimi-
son, of Balboa, at Gorgas Hospital on December 29th. Patrick is a grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Beck, of Balboa and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
Burns, of Easton, Penna., and a great grandson of Mrs. Thomas I. Grimi-
son, Balboa.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gregson (Dawn Starbuck) announce the birth of
their second child, Rebecca Lee, on October 17, 1963 in Groton, Mass.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Perry Starbuck, Vestal, N.Y.
Mrs. Starbuck was there to greet her new granddaughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor (Patricia Adams) of Texas announce the
birth of a son, Sean Patrick, December 7, 1963. Maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams of Panama City, R. de P.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Burnice A. Herring, Jr. (Georgia Lee Hagler),
Vienna, Va., a fourth baby daughter, Danna Diane on November 16, 1963.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. nd Mrs. B. A. Herring, Salemburg,
North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Daniels (Anna Katherine Galloway), 4911 Robin
Hood Drive, New Orleans, La., announce the birth of their second daugh-
ter, Patricia Lee, November 1, 1963. Anna's aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Gatz of Sarasota, Fla. were on hand to greet the new arrival.

Lt. and Mrs. (Sara Collinge) R. D. Ulrich of Ewa Beach, Hawaii,
announce the birth of a son, Christopher Collinge, on Dec. 17, 1963. Mater-
nal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge, St. Petersburg, Fla.,
who were present to greet the young man. Maternal great grandfather
is Mr. Ezra Haldeman, Houston, Texas.

2nd Lieutenant and Mrs. Donald W. Ryter of Edwards Air Force Base,
California, announce the birth of a daughter on November 14th. The baby
has been named Kim Carole. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Leo F. Reddish of Boston, Massachusetts, and the paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Clyfton W. Ryter of Leesburg, Florida, former residents
of the Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Larson, Topeka, Kansas (Phyllis Hayden), an-
nounce the birth of their fourth child and second daughter, May Beth,
October 28, 1963. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hay-
den of Salina, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Porter (Janie Hayden), announce the birth of
their first child, a son, Todd Steven, December 1, 1963. Maternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. John Hayden of Salina, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Englander, Tonawanda, N.Y., announce the
birth of Ruth Edith, May 14, 1963. Edith has a brother, John Clifford,

4 years old. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Max Englander, Hudson Falls,
New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Scott of Pasadena, California, announce
the birth of twin sons on Wednesday, November 20, 1963 in Pasadena.
The babies have been named Kenneth and Kevin. Mrs. Scott is the former
Judy Shrapnel and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Shrapnel of Pasadena, former Canal Zone residents.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClure (Allene Bridges) announce the birth of
a son, Michael Wilson, on October 9, 1963. Maternal grandparent is Mr.
Tllen Bridges, Bradenton, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Orvis (Latty Stevenson) of Balboa, C.Z.,
announce the birth of a daughter, Nita Marie, their third child, on January
21, 1964 at Gorgas Hospital.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elton W. Bell of Coco
Solo, C. Z. and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roger A.
Orvis of Sarasota, formerly of Margarita, C.Z.

Major & Mrs. Gordon Green (Mary Frances Alexaitis) have adopted
two German boys, 10 months old. George Francis and Gordon William-
named for their grandfathers, George Green of Canada and the late Dr.
Francis Aleexaitis, and the Major.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyall M. Baze, Jr. (Martha Webster), Garland, Texas
announce the birth of their second son, Wade Russell, December 14, 1963.
Maternal great grandparents, Mrs. Leslie Ramage, Jules Frost, Tampa, Fla.
Webster was there to greet the new arrival, and later visited her daughter
Nancy, who is attending North Texas State at Denton.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Humphry (Dorothy Frost), announce the birth
of a daughter, Danna Lynne, January 24th, 1964 in Sarasota, Florida.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Frost, Coco Solo, C.Z.
Maternalgreat grandparents, Mrs. Leslie Ramage, Jules Frost, Tampa, Fla.
Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Humphrey, Sarasota, Fla.
Paternal great grandmother is Mrs. J. B. Walstrom, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Corrigan, III (Gloria Ely) of Balboa announce
the birth of their second child and first daughter, Jennifer Lynne, on Jan-
uary 22, 1964 at Gorgas Hospital.
The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rodney B. Ely of Bal-
boa Heights. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Corrigan II
of Coco Solo.


Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ward, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Wm. Stackman
(Marilyn Ward) of Conn., Mr. Jaime Ward, a Junior at MIT, all met in
Orlando, Florida for the holidays. Later they visited their many friends
in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall of St. Petersburg, Fla. had all their
family together for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Irwin, (Melinda
Marshall) Baton Rouge, La.; Jim a student at the U. of Fla., Gainesville;
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell of La Boca, C.Z.; Mrs. Coreene Mornhinweg,
and her sister Mrs. Alice Burkle of St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Harry A. Comely of Arlington, Va. was a guest of her daughter
(Beverly) and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Dilfer in Los Cumbres,
R. de P.
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Wood and family, Clarkston, Wash. were
guests in the home of his mother, Mrs. E. L. Wood, Prichard, Ala., during
the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. George Sausel, Tallahassee, Fla. spent several months
traveling. The most important visit being to the Nation's Capitol, where
they paid their respects to our departed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Cook write that their new home 3 miles north of
Clarksville, Va. on Hwy. No. 15, is nearing completion and the welcome
mat is out to all their C.Z. friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Banton are at home to their many friends at
Riverwood Estates, Covington, La.

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Cooke, Hampton, Va. had as their guests their
two daughters, (Arden), Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Swisher, and two children,
Louanne and Lisa, Margarita, C.Z. and (Molly), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. For-
rest and daughter Nicole, of Hampton, Va. during the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fraser, St. Petersburg, Fla., toured the U.S. ex-
tensively through the fall, visiting many old friends and relatives in Los
Angeles and other places. Soon after their return son, Jimmy Fraser of
Balboa, C.Z. arrived for a visit with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoffner, Orlando, Fla., sailed on the M/S
Riviera from Ft. Lauderdale in December, via San Bias Islands; Aruba;

Cartajens; Curacao; Jamaica and Nassau. They visited Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Goulet, Mrs. Ada Kenyon and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Berger on the Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge, St. Petersburg, Fla. were Christmas
guests in the home of their daughter (Beth), Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huls
and four children, North Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Naughton, of the Canal Zone, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. Byrnes in St. Petersburg, Fla. They called on many friends
in this area before going on to Sarasota to spend Christmas with Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Hitchcock.
Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd Esser are at home to their many friends at Coral
Ridge Towers N., 3200 N.E. 32th St., Apt. 201, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Their
daughter Becky is teaching there.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goodwin, St. Petersburg, Florida, spent the
holidays with his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goodwin and four
children, in Cardenas, C.Z.

Capt. and Mrs. Elmer Abbott of Balboa Heights, C.Z. spent the holi-
days with their son and family, Capt. and Mrs. Richard Abbott (Barbara
Shaw) and two sons, in Fremont, Calif. Richard is studying at Stanford
University, Palo Alto.

Mr. Chas. Van Steenberg, Chicago, Ill., spent 65 days on an NRTA-
AARP around the world tour.

Mrs. J. H. Bryant of California was a guest of her brother, Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Hennen, St. Petersburg, Fla.; of her sister, Miss Minnie
Hennen, Cumberland, Md.; her daughter, (Lane Bryant), Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Stanton, and children, South Field, Mich.; daughter (Dale Bryant),
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bell and children of Los Altos, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Daniels (Anna Galloway), of New Orleans had
her mother, Mrs. Billy Galloway of the Canal Zone as a guest over the

Carol Zelnick, a junior at Northwestern in Chicago, Ill., and her
brother John, a sophomore at Swarthmore, Pa., spent the holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zelnick in Los Rios, C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Lee (Leona Hart) have been transferred to
Brookley AFB, Mobile, Ala. Freddie works for RCA installing computers.

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Swenson (Shirley Zemer) are living in Grand-
forks, N. Dakota where Mr. Swenson will receive his Master's degree in
Mr. and Mrs. George Allgaier of Margarita, Canal Zone, visited their
son John and family in Houston, Texas, daughter Louise (Mrs. Ted Pore)
and family in Dallas, Texas, over the Christmas holidays.

Mrs. L. O. Keen has sold her home in Louisville, Ky. and has moved
to Pittsburgh, Pa. to make her home with two of her sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Allen of Guam, spent a vacation in Yokahama,
Inchon, Manila and Subic Bay. Bobbie (Morgan) and Gordon Balbernie;
Mabel and Howard Demarest, were aboard the USNS Gaffy With them.
Mrs. Robert Morgan who is visiting there, kept house for Gordy Jr. who
is a Jr. at College of Guam. Mary Edith is attending art school in San
Mateo and living with her Aunt Helen (Morgan) Whittlesly.
"Twinx" Allen is living with her sister (Betsy Allen) Mr. and Mrs.
Stanton F. Smith and attending Justin, California High School.
Dorothy is teaching in the George Washington High School.

Mrs. H. V. Howard, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holiday season
with her daughter Lee and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kraut in Camp Hill,
Joe Trower, son of Mrs. Lee Trower of Balboa, C.Z., went to Green-
land during the Xmas holidays with the same group he accompanied to
Europe in 1961. The Miss Atlantic Show organized by Prof. Herbert,
Director of Music at Georgia Tech, includes voices in and around Atlanta
as well as Tech students.
Joe was graduated from Tech Industrial Management with honors.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cunningham, recently retired from the Canal
Zone, with their son Edward are visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Potter in St.
Petersburg, Florida, where Edward is attending Junior College.
During the holidays the Potters guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Rich-
ard R. Cunningham, son Dick and daughter Laurie, Hampton, Va.; John
Thomas (Tom) Cunningham, a senior at the U. of Mo., Columbia, Mo.;
Linda Sue Cunningham, a junior at the U. of Mo.; Sharon Cooper (daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cooper), Margarita, C.Z., who is a junior at
East Texas State, Commerce, Texas.

Capt. Roger A. Orvis, has recently been promoted to the position of
Aircraft Commander in Strategic Air Command's B-52D aircraft.

Orvis assumed command on Nov. 30, 1963 of crew E-18, one of
Turner's B-52 lead crews of the 824th Bombardment Squadron, Turner
Air Force Base, Georgia. Orvis has in well over 3,500 hours flying time.
He has been stationed at Turner AFB for four years and presently
resides with his wife and young son at 2201 Twelfth Avenue, Albany, Ga.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Orvis of Balboa.

Harry Munyon, from Tulane University, New Orleans, La., spent the
Christmas holidays with his parents, Warden and Mrs. W. H. Munyon of
Gamboa Penitentiary. He has been promoted to second class petty officer
in Tulane's Naval ROTC. At Tulane he is majoring in aero-space engin-
eering and has an A average in Naval Science.

John F. Kolenda of Los Rios, is presently enrolled in the advance
course of the Army Reserve Training Corps Program at Bucknell Uni-
A Junior at Bucknell this year, Kolenda is studying for the degree
of Electrical Engineering

When Richard B. Biava arrived in Panama this summer on an assign-
ment as public safety training adviser for the U.S. Economic Mission in
Panama, it wasn't his first sojourn in that part of the hemisphere. He was
born in Zaruma, Province of El Oor, Ecuador.
When Richard headed south for his new job he was welcomed by his
dad, Vincent Biava, a Panama Canal employee since 1940 and now chief
foreman of the Dredging Division Shop.
Richard Biava, his wife, Shirley, and their three children are residing
in Paitilla. He went to the States in 1946, received his bachelor's degree
in science and economics at the University of California, concentrating
on police administration work. He was executive officer for three years
of an airborne field artillery battalion, served in the Patrol Division of
the Berkeley, Calif., Police Department.
His two-year assignment in Panama is to assist civil police organiza-
tions in training programs.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harrs (Lilly) of Knoxville, Tenn., drove to
Lake Providence to join Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phillips: the four had a
grand trip to the West Coast, visited several places of interest including
Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
First Secretary of Embassy Thomas Daniel Huff, counts three gener-
ations of his family's connection with the Panama Canal.

Born in Ancon, he was really coming home again when he was sent
overseas in his official capacity, which also involves being chief of the
Administrative Section at the United States Embassy in Panama.
Since his childhood, his graduation from Balboa High School, and
his later period of employment by the Canal as a young man, affairs of
State have taken him to such distant spots as Bucharest, Rumania, where
he was an attache of legation, and Lisbon, Portugal, as Second Secretary.
There were also two tours of duty in Washington where he was assigned
to the Office of Personnel of the State Department before his transfer to
Panama in September 1961.
Earlier he was graduated from Pace College in New York and had
served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On arrival, the family was welcomed by local relatives, especially
Huff's brother Maenner B. Huff, who is supervisory systems accountant,
Policy and Procedures Staff, in the Canal Comptroller's office.
Their mother, Mrs. Selma Maenner Huff, is now living not too far
away in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gregson (Dawn Starbuck) and two children, of
Groton, Mass., spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Starbuck, Vestal N. Y.
Arthur O'Leary, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. O'Leary of Balboa Heights,
entered the Navy flight school as an ensign upon graduation from the
University of California at Los Angeles on February 1. He has made an
enviable record as student and campus leader while at the university,
having been elected treasurer then president of his fraternity and presi-
dent of the inter-fraternity council; president of the University Recreation
Association, largest organization on the campus; and a member of Gold
Key, men's upper division honorary.

Col. William F. Powers, executive director for construction at Lincoln
Center for the Performing Arts, New York city, has been named vice presi-
dent, engineering.
Before retiring from the Army in 1959, Col. Powers headed the Engin-
eers' District in Philadelphia, the Civil Works Division in Washington
as chief of operations and led construction units in France and Germany.
"Col. Powers was married to the former Lillian Marstrand, while he
was stationed in the C.Z." ED.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van Evera and children of Diablo, C.Z. visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van Evera in St. Petersburg, after

Dwight had attended the U. of Colorado in Boulder studying toward a
degree in Business Administration.

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Buckley are happily located in Pembroke Man-
sions No. 3, 23 Pembroke Road, Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Buckley is a former
Canal Zone College instructor but recently retired from Washington,D.C.
Mrs. Buckley (Alice Murphy) was also an instructor in the Canal Zone

Mr. Ralph Elder (1905-6 service) is 81 years old and lives in Santa
Monica, California at the Sovereign Hotel.

Mrs. John Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pa. joined her husband, who was in
Holland on business and they spent several weeks touring Europe. Their
son John is studying for his Master's degree in Buiness Administration
at the U. of Pittsburgh and staying with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer Smith, Balboa Heights, C.Z. expect to be at
home to their friends at a new state side address after May 1, 1964, which
is Hickory Hill Plantation, Route 1, Johns Island, S.C. Mr. Smith is re-
tiring after many years of service with the Health Department.

Mrs. Mae McCloskey, St. Petersburg, Fla., visited her daughter and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Y. Scott (Roberta) in Curundu, C.Z.

Miss Mary Ledden, St. Petersburg, Fla. celebrated her 95th birthday
December 28th, 1963.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kleasner, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holidays
with their daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zimmerman (Jeanine) and
family in Rodman, and Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson (Bonnie) and
family in La Boca, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Roland Jones of St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the holi-
days with their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Jones in Curundu, C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright of St. Petersburg, Fla. had as guests at
Christmas time, her parents, Capt. and Mrs. W. A. Van Siclen of Mait-
land, Fla.; her sister, Cornelia Van Siclen, of New York City and their
son, Lt. Dick Wright, who left soon after for an assignment in Korea.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stockham of Denver, Colorado were Thanksgiving
guests in the home of their daughter Janet and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Reece in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schnieder (Bobby Elich) of Denver, Colorado
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall in St. Petersburg. They later
visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Irwin (Melinda Marshall) in Baton Rouge,

Mrs. Phylis Crooks of the Canal Zone was the guest of her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hersh in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her two sons, Doug
and Mike live with their grandparents and are attending Junior College.

Mrs. Mamie Hearn, Netta Bauchamp and Cele Hearn living in Meri-
dan, Miss. had many of the family for the holidays. Ollie, Emily and Roy
Hearn, Mary Moore; the Les Beauchamps of the Zone with their grand-
daughter, Lori.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rathgaber and daughter Linda, of Glassboro, N.J.
were guests of her parents, Capt. and Mrs. B. C. Judd in St. Petersburg,
Fla. Penny was unable to come as she is Secretary to Dr. E. Arongreed
of Information Services.

Mr. and Mrs. John Esbenshade of Miami, Fla. were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Wir in Panama City. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. John Haas
in Margarita, C.Z.

At least two Canal employees are included in the third edition of
Who's Who of American Women which recently arrived on the Isthmus.
The volume published by the long established A. N. Marquis Com-
pany which also brings out the reference volume Who's Who in Amer-
ica is described as a biographical dictionary of notable living American
The listings are made alphabetically, and not by geographic areas,
but a quick check shows the names of Dr. Dorothy Moody, Dean of Women
and head of the English Department at the Canal Zone College, and Elea-
nor D. Burnham, Librairian-Curator at the Canal Zone Library-Museum.
Dr. Moody received her A.B. degree from the University of Kansas.
Her M.A. is from Yale, as is her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of
English at that University in New Haven, Conn.
Mrs. Burnham has an A.B. degree from Newcomb College of Tulane
University, New Orleans, and a graduate library degree from the Columbia
University School of Library Science in New York.
In announcing the new edition, the publishers stressed that achieve-
ment and occupational position as one of the major criteria for eligibility.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Campbell of Manchester, Tenn. write that:

Geo. R. Campbell is living out in the country on the old Campbell
farm. His oldest boy, G. R. Jr., is Project Manager for North American
Aviation in Reno, Nevada. Keith Campbell is with Rust Engineering
stationed at Birmingham, Ala. James T. that worked for the Transporta-
tion Division has a farm there and is going strong. One of his boys, Clyde,
is an engineer on a Panama Canal Tug.

Mrs. Mary Jo Hughes of Kingston, N.Y. spent the holidays on the
Canal Zone.
Mrs. Violet Wunch from Witchita, Kansas, was the house guest of
Mrs. H. V. Howard, for the Reunion in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. George Thibadeau, Orlando, Fla. keep busy, with Julia's
working at the Orlando Air Force Base; Geo., with Martin, and son Peter
a student at Florida Southern College.

Capt. James E. Orvis and family (wife Judy, daughter Kathi Rae 21/2
years, son Jimmy Roger 1 years) of Stewart Air Force Base, N.Y.,
visited with his parents, Roger and Fran Orvis of Sarasota, over the Xmas
holidays. Capt. Orvis is a Flight Commander in the 4713th Defense Sys-
tems Evaluation Squadron. He flies a B-57 type aircraft. Jim graduated
from Balboa High School in 1949, attended C.Z. Jr. College for 2 years
before enlisting in the Air Force.

David A. Yerkes, Chief of the Architectural Branch, and John R.
Hammond, Jr., Chief of the Mechanical Section of the Electrical Mechani-
cal Branch of the Engineering Division, have been appointed as members
of the Board of Registration for Architects and Professional Engineers in
the Canal Zone. The appointments were made by Gov. Robert J. Fleming,
Yerkes and Hammond succeed Roy C. Stockham, former Chief of the
Locks Division, and G. A. Doyle, Jr., former Chief of the Architectural
Branch. Both Stockham and Doyle have left Canal Service.
Other members of the Board are L. B. Sartain, Chief of the Electrical-
Mechanical Branch; and Donald W. Date of the Architectural Branch.

James Oliver Pederson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Pederson, 1428
N.W. 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, graduated December 21st, 1963
from the University of Florida, Engineering College, receiving his B.S.
Degree in Industrial Engineering. James has accepted a position with
the "Dupont"' Company, in the Photo Products Division, as Production
Supervisor, in Parlin, New Jersey.

The Rev. Raymond Tuttle Ferris, former dean of the Cathedral of
St. Luke in Ancon, has been nominated for bishop coadjutor of the Epis-
copal Diocese of Central New York. From 1942 to 1944 Rev. Ferris was
general missionary in the Zone. He was dean of the Cathedral of St. Luke
in Ancon from 1944-1954.
Philip N. Smith, the newest member of the legal staff of the Panama
Canal's Office of the General Counsel, is married to a Canal Zone girl,
but visited the Zone only once before he went there to work.
His wife is the former Jean Janko, who was born in Panama and
lived many years in Gatun. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Janko now of Balboa. Janko is an employee of the Locks Division.
Upon completion of his tour of duty with the Army, Smith returned to
school and studied law at the University of Miami Law School. He got
his LLD in 1962 and up to the time he went to the Canal Zone, had a
private law practice in West Palm Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married in Texas when he was stationed at
Fort Bliss. They have four children.

Ralph C. Jensen, 56, was named Associate Dean of Students at the
Colorado School of Mines from whence he launched the first of three
earlier careers at his graduation as an Engineer of Mines in 1932.
He was first employed as a dredging division field engineer in the
Panama Canal and later assumed duties as an admeasurer.
Jensen became an engineer in 1937 for the Ralston Purina Company,
He entered the United States Navy as a Lieutenant (JG) in 1941. rising
to the rank of Captain before he retired in 1961.
A registered professional engineer, he is a member of the American
Society for Engineering Education, Geological Society of America, the
Society of American Military Engineers.
Jensen is also a member of the Explorers Club of New York and of
the Top of the World Club whose membership is restricted to those who
have crossed the Artic Circle and landed at the northernmost point of
Alaska. He also has contributed articles to various technical and scienti-
fic publications.
He is married and has two sons. Mr. and Mrs. Jensen now reside in
Golden at 33 Mines Park.

A honor award graduate of the Canal Zone Junior College is now a
teacher on the staff of the Canal Zone College. He is Bert Jack Shelton,
who in addition to being a honor graduate of the class of 1941, is the

first graduate to come back to the college as a teacher and is the first and
only Panamanian citizen on the regular faculty.
Shelton has his name inscribed on a plaque which was presented to
the Junior College in 1935 by members of the first class to graduate. The
award has been given each year since then to a member of the Sophomore
Class who has contributed most to its spiritual, intellectual and extra cur-
ricular life.
After completing his studies at the Junior College in 1941, Shelton
enrolled in the Colorado School of Mines and received a degree in petrol-
eum engineering. He studied geology and petroleum engineering at the
same school on a teaching fellowship after getting a master's degree in
geology at Oregon State University.
In between the years spent studying in the United States, he taught
geology at the University of Panama, made a survey for oil in the Darien
region with the Sinclair Oil Company, worked as assistant to the chief
geologist of the Lion Oil Company in Arkansas and was employed by the
United Fruit Company when it made a survey for oil in western Panama.

Reunion week was held at the University of New Mexico, Alberquer-
que, for some 14 students whose parents are living, or have lived, in the
Panama Canal Zone.
New students among the group include Eddie Lynne Lowande, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Lowande; Mary Lerchen, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank H. Lerchen; John Nelson; Jim Bradley; Cookie Asbury; and
Elaine Asbury.
Returning students include Ray Caldwell, Gary and Dick Ness, Mike
Norton, Dolores Wheeler, Sidney Ringstead, Max Hanna, and Miss Teddie

A Canal old timer, who has been living on the Zone since 1909, re-
turned to his home in Mississippi because "one has to go home sometime."
He is James E. Jacobs, for many years chief chemist in the former
Board of Health Laboratory.
A Roosevelt Medal holder with two bars, Jacobs had four years of
construction service, worked with the Canal builders, and was friendly
with the great and near great who made Canal history.
Jacobs retired from active service in 1947 and has been living at
the Tivoli Guest House since 1953.
Although he is a bachelor, Jacobs has a sister, nieces, nephews and
other kinfolk by the score in his home town of Columbus, Mississippi. He

sailed for New Orleans to take up residence but expects that he will return
to Panama someday.

Christian Skeie is the third student to matriculate to Oklahoma State
Technical College in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, from the Canal Zone through
the efforts of a friend attending the school.
Better known to his friends as "Sky", the young man entered the
school and enrolled in a plumbing course as the result of his friend, Wil-
liam Hanna, also from Balboa, Canal Zone.
Hanna enrolled in Oklahoma State Tech to study refrigeration be-
cause his cousin, James Hanna, told him it was a fine school. The latter
recently completed the plumbing course. In turn, Bill Hanna coaxed Skeie
to join him at the technical school.
Like the Hannas, Skeie was born in the Canal Zone and is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Christian S. Skeie. His father has worked on the locks
of the Canal for 31 years. His mother is a school nurse in Balboa,. His
sister is attending Canal Zone College.

The Awards Annual Dinner of the Poetry Society (2nd Saturday night
in November) of Texas was attended by Ex-Canal Diggers, Capt. and Mrs.
Sterling P. Miller of Dallas, and F. G. Swanson of Tyler. For many years
Swanson has sponsored the "Citizenship Prize" best poem in tribute to
or to stimulate good citizenship. It is one of many, total prizes given at
the dinner being near twelve hundred dollars.

A seat belt was credited with probably saving the life of Mrs. Earle
A. Gerrans, wife of the Balboa district dentist, who was injured in an auto-
mobile collision in Panama City.
The impact threw Mrs. Gerran's automobile against the fence of a
nearby house. Both vehicles in the accident were extensively damaged.
Mrs. Gerrans was treated for a cut on the head which required five

Allen Alexander, who has been assistant to the Information Officer
in the Panama Canal Information Office, has resigned to take a position
with the United States Public Health Service in Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hey (Barbara Jones) of St. Louis, Mo., had as
guests Mr. and Mrs. Bill Young (Ginger Coffey) and son Dean, of Balboa,
Canal Zone.

Miss Carol Sergeant of Wake Forrest, N.C. spent the holidays with
her parents, Capt. and Mrs. R. C. Seargeant, Diablo, C.Z.

Mr. Jim Johnson, a sophomore at State University of N.Y. Maritime
College, N.Y., spent the holidays with his parents, Capt. and Mrs. H. R.
Johnson, Diablo, Canal Zone.

Mrs. Leslie Wilkinson (Sully Sampson) of Donna, Texas was asked
by the Shrine of the Rio Grande valley to accompany 6 crippled children
to Shreveport, La.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Hutchings, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. were called to St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands due to the sudden death of their daughter Bar-
bara's husband, Bill Schmitt on December 7, 1963.

Mr. and Mrs. Melville Alexander, Jacksonville, Fla. spent Christmas
with their son Mr. and Mrs. Dan Alexander (Gertrude Forman) and family
in Little Rock, Ark., where Dan is District Accounting Manager, Machines
for South Western Bell Telephone.
Mrs. James Luthill (Anne White) after visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert White, Virginia Beach, Va. went to Alemeda, where her hus-
band is stationed aboard the aircraft carrier, The Coral Sea.

Patricia Shedden, granddaughter of the Robert White's was graduated
from Grady Memorial School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, and is at
present employed there.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vinton are home to their many friends at 3100
Webster Ave., Green Bay, Wise. Daughters Kayleen and Janeth and their
families were with the Vintons during the holidays.

Mrs. Jessie Grimison of the C.Z. is the guest of Mrs. Selma Huff, St.
Petersburg, Florida.

Mrs. Elizabeth E. Romigh, one of the oldest United States citizens in
the Canal Zone, observed her 92nd birthday Friday, December 27. The
family on the Isthmus planned a combination Christmas-birthday celebra-
tion in her honor.
Mrs. Romigh makes her home with her son, Earl V. Romigh. She was
born December 27, 1871 in Economy Township, Pennsylvania, and spent
most of her life there.
Mrs. Romigh is the mother of eight living children:
Laird J. Dunlap of Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Floy J. White, Bradenton,
Fla.; Irwyn S. Romigh of Baden, Pa.; Mrs. Margaret E. Warner, of Can-
ton, Ohio; Quentin L. Romigh of Louisville, Ohio; Kenneth W. Romigh
of Homeworth, Ohio; Mrs. Gwendolyn M. Gurley of Charleroi, Pa..; and

Earl V. Romigh. She also has 22 grandchildren and 35 great-grand-

Airman William Paul Mohl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Mohl of
Gamboa, is spending a 30-day furlough with his parents at his home in
Gamboa. Airman Mohl is stationed at Stewart Air Force Base, Nashville,

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Irwin, San Rafael, California, were guests of
Eleanor Horne in Bradenton, Fla. during the reunion. They spent some
time in St. Petersburg, Fla. with Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright, later going
to visit Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Garlington in Newberry, S.C.

Miss Jennie Johannes of Gorgas Hospital spent the holidays with her
parents, Capt. and Mrs. Guy Johannes in Bradenton, Florida.
Miss Dorothy Capwell, Kew Gardens, N.Y. and Mr. Robert Capwell
of Milwaukee, Wisc., spent their vacation in the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Capwell in Guayaquil, Equador. The Capwells made
a trip to New York to attend a meeting of the Board of American & For-
eign Power Co. They also visited in Kentucky, Indiana and the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Lista Daniels and son Bob of Dallas, Texas spent the holidays
in Mexico, Guatemala and the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bellamy, Balboa, C.Z. made a trip to Northern
Europe in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hammond, Ancon, C.Z. spent the holidays in
Florida with Martha's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace King in Sebring,
and John's mother, Mrs. Helen Hammond in Gulfport.
Mrs. C. F. Browne, Niobe, N.Y. was the guest of Mrs. Leora Walling
in St. Petersburg during the reunion.
Ricky Selby, a freshman at the U. of Southern Miss. spent the holi-
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Selby, Diablo, C.Z.
Miss Ruth Laura Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomp-
son of Balboa, graduated recently from St. Mary's School of Nursing in
Huntington, W. Va., where she is presently employed. Miss Thompson
spent a short vacation with her parents.

Mr. John (Jackie) Larson, wife and their two sons of New York, spent
the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Larson of
Port Orange, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lundy, Hattiesburg, Miss. had their children Libby
and family from the C.Z.; Mr. and Mrs. Houghton (Opal Earl) and fam-
ily, Denver, Colo, and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Lundy, and family, Rochester,
N.Y. as guests. Later the Bill Lundys spent some time baby sitting for the
LeRoy Lundys while they flew to Europe on a trip sponsored by his

Mrs. Craig Neville of Los Altos, Calif. while visiting on the Zone
during the rioting, wrote a very comprehensive report as an eye witness
to the events as they happened starting on Jan. 7, to the Hon. Charles S.
Gubsern, House of Representatives from Calif., who thought is so im-
portant that he inserted it into the Congressional Record.

Roy G. Hohmann of Woodside, New York spent the Christmas holi-
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Hohmann, St. Petersburg.
Roy is a math teacher at the William Cullen Bryant High School in Wood-

Margaret, Ross Hollowell and their grandson Charles Jones, who was
living with them, visited the Tom Kelleys in Hendersonville, North Caro-
lina. Later they flew to the Canal Zone to spend the holidays with their
children and family, returning to the U.S. on January 8 the day before
the riot started. On January 3 their son and daughter-in-law, Freeland
and Mary, were blessed with a new son, David Andrew. Mary and little
David were in San Fernando Hospital in Panama City when the riot
started and had quite an experience getting back to the Canal Zone. The
following is a quote from Mary's letter:
"Freeland was supposed to come over from Margarita Friday and
pick me and David up at the hospital, but couldn't get thru because they
closed the Trans Isthmian Highway and any cars with a "Z" or C.Z. plate
caught in Panama during the riots they burned them or destroyed them
and beat the driver and any American they could get their hands on. These
Hoodlums would set up road blocks and try to stop the cars any way they
could and it was terrible. This thing started Thursday night and Freeland
and little Free (their first son) just got back to Margarita in time because
everything tore loose right after that. Well Johnny (Dr. Arosamena) told
me to stay right in the hospital, that that was the best place for me and
the baby. Then Saturday night Freeland called Bill Adams (uncle), who
got into the Zone and was staying with Mina (his sister). Leslie and
Mrs. Melish (Bill's wife and mother-in-law) got thru with him. But Free-
land called Bill to see what they could do and Bill finally got ahold of

the Guardia Nacional in Panama and they took my name and where to
locate me and sent a Police Pickup out to the hospital at 11:30 P.M. to
pick me and the baby up. I was one of the first ones to be picked up
and then we went all over the place getting more Army dependents and
after loading the truck, we headed for the back Curundu Gate, (Corundu
is an Army Townsite that one side borders Panama) under sniper fire,
and got thru. I was never so relieved to see the Zone. Pete Lang (Cousin)
and Bill waited 41/2 hours; met me there; I stayed with Pete and Jimmy
(Peter's wife) that night and they put me on the train next morning for
home. (Margarita). Here we are, David and me sitting in the front seat
of the Panama Nacional Guard truck with those two Panama policemen
dressed in battle dress, rifles and all. Every time we stopped to pick up
another dependent, 3 guardias jumped out of the truck and guns poised,
ready to shoot anyone who tried to stop us. They had the headlights out
when we came into the back gate and there were soldiers all over the
place. When we came into the gate, the Guardias identified themselves
and then this soldier brought two big sandwiches and a can of juice for
the Guardias."

Mrs. Elmer Daily, Metaire, La. accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Earl Daily
(Charlotte Wahl), Canal Zone, to Calif. where they visited their son and
family and daughter Mary Lu, who went back to the Zone with her parents.

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Donald K. Rogers (Edythe Weisiger) are still in
Madrid, Spain. Their daughter Donni is attending college in Switzerland
and loving it. Edythe's sister Betty Bitters spent a month with them. One
day Edythe ran ino Regina Quinn in a store.
Mrs. Ruth Erbe of Orlando, Florida spent the holidays in the Canal
Zone with her son Dick and family.
Mr. John Keenan, of Winter Park, Florida spent the holidays visiting
his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keenan (Elva Smith) in Washing-
ton, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. James Maguire, Old Orchard Beach, Me., are spending
the winter in the Canal Zone.
Dr. and Mrs. Dan Weldon (Sheila Fearon) and children of Orlando,
Fla. were visiting relatives in North Palm Beach, when they saw a picture
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huls (Beth Lockridge) in the North Palm Beach
news in connection with a Library Ball. The two. couples spent an even-
ing together. It was the first time Beth and Sheila had seen each other
in seven years.

Mrs. Margaret Murphy of Balboa, C.Z. visited her sister and family,
Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Hounchell in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Miss Peggy Ann Donovan spent the holidays in Panama City, R. de P.
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Donovan.

"Missy" Brown, who is a sophomore at Cornell U., Ithaca, N.Y. and
David Brown who is a fifth year student at Dartmouth, studying electri-
cal engineering after having received his Arts Degree Dartmouth, Hanover,
N.H., spent the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown,
Balboa, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corn, Margarita, C.Z., and Miss Carolyn Corn
of Curundu, C.Z., spent the holiday season at their home in Yosemite
Nat'l Park, Calif. Donald Corn joined them for the happy reunion.

Mrs. Angus G. (Jessie) Matheny is on a three month vacation trip
to California where she is visiting with Marceline Brady Rice in Los
Angeles and Jeanne Brady of Whittier. During a stop off in San Antonio
she visited the Dr. Robert Hargreaves family as well as Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Herry. Both the Hargreaves and Herry families were one-time resi-
dents of the Zone. She plans to return by the northern route and will stop
off in Milwaukee for visits with friends there.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Sylvestre spent three weeks of the holiday
season with their daughter, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Simpson, and their four
grandchildren. They were in South Carolina for a week in November
with their daughter, Mrs. K. C. (Mary Jane) Smith, and her family.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Orvis, Sarosota, Fla. were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Z. K. Esler during the Reunion.

The following are excerpts from letters written to Lyla and Bud
Eslen from Lyla's sister, Jesse Harris, who was on the Zone visiting her
son and family, Mr. and Mrs. (Bud) Gardner Harris. ED.
Wouldn't you know that I'd leave for Gorgona the day before things
started popping? Now I'm stuck out here in the Interior, with the only
news being what we can pick up on radio (mostly Spanish) and the recep-
tion so bad that it is maddening!
I am with Hazel Duval, and another house guest, Marion Smith,
whose daughter Marion is married to Bill DeVore. Quite a few people
are stuck out here Helen and Dick Daniels, Lib and Harry Lacey, Tom
McGrane, Paul Weil, and a caravan of ten trailers that came down from

California on their way to Colombia arriving shortly before we got here.
Before we got to Hazel's, we stopped at the new Gorgona Cantina where
we were introduced to several of the trailer people. A doctor in the crowd
knew the Twomeys and she had invited them to stop there. Dick Daniels
was there when they drove in and had invited them to park at his place
so four of them parked at the Daniel's and six at the Twomey's. Dick
and Helen Daniels came out after work Thursday to do what they could to
make the people comfortable. When they started back to town after mid-
night Friday, they found a barrier across the road at Chorrera and a mob
of angry Panamanians, who shot at them. They went back to the police
booth to find out what the trouble was and ask for a police escort to help
get through to report for work Friday morning. The policeman took
them around the back streets and past the barrier into Arrijan where they
found the same thing only worse and were advised that it wouldn't be
safe for them to go on, so turned around and came back to Gorgona,
where they woke up the trailer folks and warned them not to go into town
that morning. Paul Weil, knowing nothing of the situation, started to
town early this morning, got as far as the barrier in Chorrera and when
he heard the sound of shots, and rocks began hitting his car he quickly
turned around and came back. Finally we were able to get the Armed
Forces station. This was when we first realized that the situation this time
was really serious and began to wonder what might happen to all of us here.
The Gorgona policeman "Beloy" (that's the way it sounds), came
around and assured us he was on the job, and he thought they were send-
ing out a couple of Nat'l Guardsmen to help him. Beloy is quite a guy;
wears a sharp uniform, gun, club, etc., and they say he's the best they've
ever had out here; he's put the beach, where Americans live, "off limits".
There's a big political meeting at Bajuco tonight, we're hoping there
aren't any rabble-rousers there, to start the drunks out to pillage and burn
the gringes property! It has been suggested that we all get together at
one place and stay together at least until after the meeting.
Saturday noon: We had quite a night. The only thing at all out of
the ordinary, just as I was getting ready for bed. I heard the native drums
start up.
Sunday: Yesterday a Nat'l Guard sergeant came out, hunted up Beloy
and told us that a certain element in Chame were trying to get a gang
hopped up to come out last night and raid and burn the trailers and
other American property on the beach. He said, "If we were troubled to
stay in our houses, not to go outside, and we will come to you!" Nothing
happened except about 1 a.m. the 2 dogs started barking and woke us.

We got up and let the dogs out .. they roared away, chasing something
or somebody down the hill through the trees.
The 7:00 newscast from the Army said the highways were open again.
We three "gals" were taking a siesta when I was awakened by Tom Mc-
Grane who called to us that my son had come for me, in a boat! It was
John Ridge, in a large launch and somebody else in a speedboat. Jack
Ridge was staying in the Ridge cottage and needed insulin, so John, his
wife and another fellow had come out by boat after him and offered to
take any of us back with them who wanted to go. You couldn't have
made me take that trip back in that little launch as rough as it was -
and besides I didn't want to leave Hazel and Marion until I knew every-
thing was better, or we all went in together. Lib Lacey decided to go back
with them. Lib swam out to the little boat and Lacey swam with her tak-
ing a plastic bag filled with the necessary clothes.
Monday Afternoon: The radio said everything was quiet, the roads had
opened up again and that the U.S. and Panama would soon resume diplo-
matic relations, so I decided to go to town with Paul Weil. We had no
trouble at all getting through today but there wasn't a smile to be seen
on a single native face. From the bridge approach onto 4th of July, every
street light is smashed, windows, cars, glass all over the roads!
Bud was one of the seven policemen injured, though only slightly.
A rock hit him on the head. i
Miss Joyce Collinge of San Francisco, Calif. flew to Hawaii and spent
the holidays with her sister Sara and family, Lt. and Mrs. Donald Ulrich,
and her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge of St. Petersburg,

Capt. Frederick A. Dear (USN ret.), 67, died January 4, 1964 in
Meridan, Miss. while visiting. He is survived by his widow, Mitiz T., Santa
Monica; a son, Frederick L., Santa Monica; his mother, Mrs. Anna Kam-
per Dear, Mississippi. He was a member of the Panama Canal Society.
Mrs. Lewis A. Mason, nee Grace D. Snediker, 3941 Van Ness Street,
N.W., Washington, D.C., died recently. She went to the Isthmus about
1908 from Cicero, Indiana, and served several years as a school teacher
on the Pacific side of the Canal Zone during the construction period. She
met and married Assistant Engineer Mason, the designer of the floating
caissons for use in bulkheading lock chambers during biennial overhaul-
ings. Mr. Mason died six years ago at Washington, D.C.
Sent in by W. R. McCann

E. S. McSparran, first superintendent of the Terminals Division and
well known old timer who lived on the Atlantic side during construction
days and retired in 1952 after 42 years of Panama Canal service, died
December 17 in St. Petersburg, Florida, following a long illness. He was
72 years old.
The son of a construction days employee, Mr. McSparran went to the
Isthmus with his parents in 1908 from Philadelphia.
After his retirement, he and his family made their home in Takoma
Park, Maryland, before moving to St. Petersburg.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by a son, Richard, and five
daughters, all of whom live in the United States. He also has a number
of grandchildren.

Mrs. Elizabeth N. Violette, 88, died January 15, 1964. Born in Old
Town, Maine. In Tampa 15 years from Panama Canal Zone. Member
Panama Canal Society, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Frank
Joseph Violette, Republic of Panama; a daughter, Mrs. Henry C. Moody,
Tampa; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Buskee, Old Town, Me.; 4 grandchildren
and two great, great grandchildren.

Paul H. Allen died November 14, 1963. He was formerly in charge
of the C.Z. Orchid Gardens, later with Summit Gardens, and at the time
of his death was Botonist in charge, the Lancetillia Experiment Station
in Tela, Honduras.
Surviving him is his wife, Dorothy.

James. O. DesLondes, Superintendent of the Panama Canal's Store-
house Branch, died suddenly December 21, 1963.
DesLondes, aged 51, collapsed behind the wheel of his automobile
on Barnaby Street, Balboa while driving to the funeral of another well-
known Zonian, Harvey Beall.
Firemen from the Balboa Station rushed to the spot and attempted to
resuscitate DesLondes as did a doctor summoned to the scene from Gorgas
Hospital. But he never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead.
Born in Lafayette, Ind., DesLondes went to the Canal Zone as a young
boy, and attended Balboa High School, from which he graduated in 1930.
He worked with the Supply and Community Services Bureau of the Pan-
ama Canal for approximately 30 years.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. L. G. Scheets; his widow Beverly
DesLondes, and two sons, James L. and Daniel A.

Robert E. Williams, a former welder with the Mechanical Division
in Balboa, died suddenly December 22, 1963 at his Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Williams, 81, went to the Isthmus in 1915 to work with the
Mechanical Division from which he retired in 1944 at the age of 62. He
lived in Balboa until his retirement from Panama Canal service.
A well-known figure on the Isthmus, Mr. Williams is survived by his
wife Catherine Williams; two sons, Roger and William, and a brother,
Charles F. Williams of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams flew to the United States for the funeral.
Mrs. Catherine Williams accompanied them back to the Zone.
Charles E. Staples, well known resident of Los Rios and for many
years Lead Foreman in the Balboa Motor Transportation Division Tire
Repair and Recapping Shop, died suddenly November 15, 1963.
His death apparently occurred sometime after noon while he was lying
down in his own automobile where he had gone to rest after complaining
of feeling unwell.
Fellow employees discovered his body about 2 p.m. and a call was
sent for an ambulance. A resuscitator was brought immediately by the
Balboa Fire Department but all efforts to revive Mr. Staples failed.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Staples has been employed in
Balboa since 1941.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sylvia Staples, and a daughter, Mrs.
Diane Shillinglaw, of Lywood, California.
Mrs. Rena Sartain, wife of L. B. Sartain, chief of the Electrical-Mech-
anical Branch of the Engineering Division, died at Gorgas Hospital
November 28, 1963.
A well known resident of the Canal Zone, Mrs. Sartain was born in
Houston, Texas, but went to the Isthmus with her family as a small child
in 1912. She attended the Canal Zone schools and was employed by the
Panama Canal Accounting Division in 1925 after being graduated from
Balboa High School.
She is survived by her husband and a daughter, Joan, who are living
in Ancon; her mother, Mrs. Mary I. DeYoung, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
a sister, Mrs. Virginia Simpson, of Los Rios, and a brother, J. C. DeYoung,
of Diablo Heights.

Etta H. Conkerton, 82, died January 2, 1964. Born in Kentucky. Here
17 years from Panama Canal Zone. Member Baptist Church. Life member

of Rebeccas, Canal Zone; Panama Canal Society, St. Petersburg. Survived
by her husband, Charles; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Regan, St. Petersburg;
Mrs. Reva Starke, Panama Canal Zone.

Mrs. Clara Margaret Dorswitt, 81 years of age and a resident on the
Isthmus over 45 years, died November 4, 1963 at the Margarita Home of
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Friedrich.
Mrs. Dorswitt accompanied her husband to Costa Rica 50 years ago.
He was with the United Fruit Company there five years and then moved
to the Isthmus. Edward Dorswitt, who died in 1957, was employed with
the Corozal Post Exchange until 1940, when he retired.
Mrs. Dorswitt was born in Newark, N.J., February 9, 1882. She is
survived by a son, Edward, in California; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Fried-
rich of Margarita; son-in-law, Edward J. Friedrich, and a grandson, Louis
F. Tremblay.
Frank McGinness, former Panama Railroad train dispatcher, died in
Los Angeles at the age of 68.
Mr. McGinness was born in Amsterdam, New York and was employed
for 17 years with the Northern Railway in Costa Rica as a conductor and
train dispatcher before he went to the Zone in 1937 as a conductor for the
Panama Railroad.
He was employed as a train dispatcher until his retirement in 1957.
Since his retirement, he and Mrs. McGinness have been making their
home in California.
Survivors include three sons, Frank, Jr., a former conductor with the
Panama Railroad resides in Costa Rica, and Robert, of Diablo Heights;
Thomas, resides in California.

Clarence A. Greene, former Control House operator of the Panama
Canal Locks Division on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus, who retired from
the Canal organization last June, died following a brief illness. He was
admitted to Randolph County Hospital in Wedowee, Alabama, and died
December 7, 1963.
He was born in Opelika, Ala., March 14, 1903. His first employment
on the Isthmus was with the Electrical Division of the Panama Canal in
August 1935.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva L. Greene of Heflin, Ala.; a
son, Darrell C. Greene; daughter, Velvalyn; stepdaughters Peggy Ann Lee
of Anniston, Ala., Emma Patsy Lee, a student at Jacksonville State College
in Alabama; Mrs. Mary Nell Nulig of Atlanta, Mrs. Huey C. Clarke, wife

of Lt. Clarke of Fort Rucker, Ala.; one brother, Payson Greene of Heflin,
Ala., and four grandchildren.
Clare Godby, 29, died in an airplane accident at Chinandega, Nicara-
gua November 19th, 1963.
Godby, a 1952 graduate of Balboa High School, was killed while fly-
ing an aerial top dressing operation in a plane owned by an unidentified
United States crop dusting firm. No details of the fatal accident are known.
It was Godby's fourth year of flying in Latin America. The young
Zonian took up flying after completing a two year service with the U.S.
Navy in 1958.
Surviving Godby is his mother, Mrs. Paul Kelsey, of Los Rios and
his sister, Mrs Annette Stocking of Littleton, Colorado.
Godby's body was flown to the Canal Zone for services.
Subert Turbyfill, who retired last June from the teaching staff of the
Canal Zone College, died December 13, 1963 at Gorgas Hospital. He had
been ill for several months and had been hospitalized intermittently during
that time.
Mr. Turbyfill was born in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1901.
For more than 20 years with the Division of Schools, Mr. Turbyfill
had been a professor of English and Dramatics at the college. He was
the author of several books.
Prominent in Masonic circles, he was a Past Master of Army Lodge,
A.F. and A.M.; a Past Potentate of Abou Saad Temple and Past District
Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge.
This year he received the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch
Masons Medal for meritorious service and is one of the three Canal Zone
Royal Arch Masons ever to receive such recognition.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Blodwin Turbyfill, and a son,
Richard, who flew to the Isthmus from New York to attend the funeral.
Charles W. Carlson, 67, a former resident of the Canal Zone, died in
Belen, New Mexico.
Mr. Carlson was a World War I veteran and a 32nd degree Mason
in the Canal Zone.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie Carlson of the Rio Grande
Estates of Belen, New Mexico.
Mrs. Mildred Fuentes, 70, died November 17, 1963. Born in Frank-
linville, N.Y. Here 20 years from Panama Canal Zone. Registered nurse.
Member Roman Catholic Church, Panama Canal Zone Association; Ameri-

can Legion Auxiliary Post 14. Survived by a brother, Jay Montgomery,
Webster, N.Y.

Mrs. Etta Norcutt Attaway, 66, of 937 Pecan, Kerrville, Texas, passed
away at her home November 9th, 1963, after a long illness. Resident of
Kerrville for 18 years. Born December 30, 1896, in Griswold, Iowa. Mem-
ber of the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville. Survivors: Son: Albert
N. Attaway, 1501 Marydale, Arlington, Texas; Sister: Mrs. Hugh Rich,
Marysville, California; two grandchildren.
Mrs. Attaway lived in the Panama Canal Zone when her husband,
E. E. Attaway, was in the Government Service, as Director of Clubs and
Playgrounds. (Mr. E. E. Attaway passed away in 1950.)

Burial with military honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Arling-
ton, Va., took place for Capt. Archie Rowe McDaniel, 79, of 530 E. Massa-
chusetts Ave., who died in St. Joseph of the Pines Hospital November 10,
1963, in North Carolina.
During the construction of the Panama Canal, he went there to serve
on boats taking part in the construction work in 1909.
When the Canal was opened for operation, he was captain of a tug
and then became a canal pilot. When he retired because of disability-
he had been in Panama for a total of 24 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lucy Shepard of Minnesota; one
son, Capt. Joseph L. McDaniel of Panama Canal Zone, who is a Panama
Canal pilot; daughter, Mrs. Robert Matchett, the former Lucy McDaniel,
of Santa Maria, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Capt. Carl A. Russell, former Balboa tugboat master, who retired
from Panama Canal service in 1950, died in Memphis, Tennessee, Novem-
ber 13, 1963 at the age of 66.
A native of Laurence, South Carolina, Captain Russell entered Canal
service in 1923 as a radio operator on the Marine Division tug Gorgona.
Surviving are his widow Lucille Russell; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Rich-
ter, Huntsville, Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Paul Furr, Falls Church, Virginia;
and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Anna G. Hudson, wife of Henry H. Hudson, former claims agent
of the Panama Canal organization, died in Miami on January 5, 1963.
She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Hudson; three daughters,
Mrs. Audrey E. Bishop of Miami, Mrs. Helene G. Flagg of Bangor, Me.,
and Mrs. Anita H. McKeown of Balboa; and one son, Capt. George F.
Hudson of California.

Mrs. McKeown went to Miami to attend the funeral services for her

Mrs. Joseph C. Smith (Patricia), 57, died November 25, 1963 at
Fitkin Hospital, Neptune, N.J.
She is survived-by her husband, Joseph C. Smith, retired plumber
from the Canal Zone since 1955. He lives at 86 Wilson Ave., Neptune City,
N.J., with the youngest son, Richard, who is attending high school; Three
other sons, Joseph F., an employee of Lakehurst Naval Station, N.J.;
Gilbert M., Panama Canal Co. employee, and Stan P., who is a Medical
student at Temple University, Philadelphia. Pa.

Edward Shortt Wood, 50, a Canal Zone boy who, in his time, was one
of the really great swimming stars, died of a heart attack Christmas Day,
at the U.S. Navy Air Spacebase in Beeville, Texas.
When Panama was the site of the Central American and Caribbean
Olympic Games in 1938, Wood participated in a post-games competition
against the winners and beat them all.
The son of the late Joseph Clarke Wood, who went to work on the
construction of the Canal in 1907, and Mrs. Charlotte Wood, who survives
him, Mr. Wood attended the Canal Zone schools and was a member of the
famous Red White and Blue Troupe. He graduated from Balboa High
School in 1930 and was employed by the Supply Division in 1936 as a
For some time he worked for Panagra in Lima, but joined the U.S.
Navy in 1944, and remained in the service after the war. Wood served
in the Navy in the U.S., in Europe and the Far East.
In addition to his mother, Eddie Wood is survived by his brother,
William G. Wood, Panama Canal, with whom Mrs. Wood makes her home,
his sisters, Mrs. Clara Neville of Los Altos, Calif., and Mrs. Anita Jones
of Oswego, N.Y., and a niece, Mrs. Beverley Fawcett of Diablo.

Arthur Richards, 80 years of age, a Theodore Roosevelt medal holder
for Construction Day service in the Panama Canal, died in Larchmont,
N.Y. September 25, 1963 of a heart ailment.
He was a government civil engineer of the Panama Canal construc-
tion project between 1904 and 1910.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston Richards; three
daughters, Mrs. Robert J. Moran, Mrs. Evelyn Buttermore and Mrs. Mary
Jane Predovich; four brothers, David, Emlyn, Ivor and William; six
grandchildren and two great--grandchildren.

Mr. Homer Higley, of Brattleboro, Vermont, died September 15, 1963
after being in the hospital two weeks. No other details available.
Myron R. Herrington, 74 years of age, a retired Panama Canal Postal
Division employee, died at the Tivoli Guest House January 7, 1964. Mr.
Herrington, who had been making his home in Safety Harbor, Fla., was
visiting his family on the Isthmus since December 14.
He was born in Hoosick Falls, New York. He was employed Decem-
ber 23, 1910, as watchman in the Empire store of the Quartermaster De-
partment, and, soon after, was named clerk in the Empire Post QM Office.
Mr. Herrington retired from Panama Canal service on September 30, 1951
with 31 years, 11 months service.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Thelma Herrington of Balboa;
a son, Robert C. of Balboa; and two grandchildren.
Frank A. Clisbee, former Panama Railroad engineer and father of
Thatcher A. Clisbee, Balboa, C.Z., died recently in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Clisbee was born in 1880 in West Warren, Mass. He worked on
railroads in Central America and went to the Isthmus for the first time
in 1904. He was employed as a locomotive engineer with the Panama
Railroad from that time until 1936 when he was retired.
In addition to his son, he is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs.
Docia Cavipkovsky, of Los Angeles, and a grand-daughter.
Lambert Anselmo Mantovani, former Supervisory Steward with the
Panama Canal Service Centers, died at Gorgas Hospital following a long
illness. He was 67 years old.
Born in Ferrara, Italy, Mr. Mantovani was a naturalized United States
citizen who came to the United States in 1914 and served with the U.S.
Army during World War I.
He went to Panama in 1927 to manage the Hotel Colombia.
Since his retirement, he had been living in Panama.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florentina Mantovani; two sons, Lam-
bert, Jr., and Luigi; two daughters, Mrs. Sonia Altamirano and Mrs.
Jacqueline Rayburn, and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Agnes E. Moist, 63, died in St. Petersburg, Fla. January 22,
1964. Born in Richmond, Ind. Here four years from Panama Canal.
Member Order of Eastern Star, Orchid Chapter, Balboa, Canal Zone. Sur-
vived by her husband, Harry W.: a son, Lynwood R. Sr., Decatur, Ga.;
a daughter, Mrs. Jean A. Olip, Van Nuys, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Margaret Kiely, 87, died December 16, 1963. Born in Ireland.

Here 25 years from Panama Canal Zone. Survived by her sister, Mrs.
Jennie Fowler, St. Petersburg; a granddaughter, Mrs. William Briske,
North Branch, N.J., and a nephew, Robert H. Fowler, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Milton Lee Nash, who retired in July 1963, as lockmaster of Gatun
Locks, died suddenly January 15, 1964 at his home in Diablo Heights. He
was 62 years old.
Mr. Nash, who was born in Norfolk, Va., went to the Isthmus in 1934
and was employed by the Locks Division.
Surviving him are his wife, one daughter, Miss Andra Lee Nash, a
senior at the University of Tennessee, and two sisters in Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. Nash accompanied the body to the United States. Interment was
at Norfolk, Virginia.
Mrs. Maria Davis (Mrs. J. N.) died of pneumonia November 14,
1963, in Tracy, N.Y. She is survived by one son, Gordon Davis, his wife
and two grandsons of Londonville, N. Y.

Edward E. Rigney, 88, died November 20, 1963 in Mexico City, and
was interred November 25th at Ashland, Ohio. He was born September
28, 1875 in San Francisco, California. He enlisted in Calvary, National
Guard of Colorado, April 27, 1898, and served through the Spanish-
American War.
In January 1905, he went to Panama and entered the employ of the
Isthmian Canal Commission serving as the Superintendent of Water Ser-
vice during the early days of constructing the Panama Canal, when the
"going" there was tough before Gorgas arrived with sanitary science pro-
In 1910 Rigney resigned from Canal service to engage in business for
himself, building houses in Panama and Colon.
On July 30, 1927, a happy marriage united Edward E. Rigney and
Grace McCray, a teacher dedicated to her profession in the Canal Zone
schools. They resided in Panama until recent years, when they moved to
Mexico City. Their lovely apartment has been the Mecca of all Mexico-
touring Zonians, especially the "old-timers" of the construction period.
Harold Sandborn, Sr., formerly of Dredging Division, and living in
Checotah, Okla., died December 30, 1963. He is survived by his sons,
Harold Jr. of Seattle, and David, who resided with him.

Howard Swain of Salisbury, N.C. passed away at the Baptist Hospital
in Winston Salem, N.C., January 28, 1964 after a two months illness. He

is survived by his wife, Margery and a daughter, Adele, who is treasurer
at Catawba College in Salisbury.

Mrs. Esther A. Lewis, 70, St. Petersburg, Fla., died January 30, 1964.
Born in Wharton, N. J. Here 13 years from Panama Canal Zone. Member
Panama Canal Zone Society of Florida. Survived by her husband, Harry
J.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Hackett, Panama Canal Zone; two brothers; two
sisters; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

James Randolph Williams, 75, St. Petersburg, Fla. died January 31,
1964 while visiting in Coco Solo. Born in New Albany, Ind. Here 13
years. Retired after 42 years' employment in the comptroller's office.
Holder of the Teddy Roosevelt Medal with three clasps. Survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Lois Geddie and Mrs. Lawrence Brown, and a son, James
R. Jr., all of the Canal Zone. Burial in Corozal, C.Z.

Mrs. Anna T. Ottman, 72, died December 7, 1963. Born in Corinth,
N.Y. Here 16 years from Panama Canal Zone. Survived by her husband,
Harry; three daughters, Mary, Margaret and Harriett; one sister May
McGahan, Greenfield, Mass.; and one grandchild.

Chiriqui Land Co. manager Vereker T. Mais, died in Terrysburg, O.
Mr. Mais, 62, a native of Kingston, Ja., had lived in Panama for 18
years. He was well known in local commercial, industrial, official and
social circles.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Mais; and a daughter, Mrs.
Vereker Webber, of 295 Margaret Place, Terrysburg, Ohio.

TARPON SPRINGS, FLA.-The Rev. Roger H. Greene, 65, vicar of All
Saints Episcopal Church, died January 26, 1964 at a local hospital. A
native of Washington, D.C., he came here four years ago from the Panama
Canal Zone where he was ordained in 1957. He was a member and past
president of Tarpon Springs Ministerial Association, Canal Zone Lodge
AF&AM, Abou Saad Temple, Ancon, C.Z. Survivors include his widow,
Mrs. Leah W. Greene; four sisters, Mrs. Hilda Crouch, Santa Clara, Re-
public of Panama; Mrs. Lois Manger, Miss Frances Greene, both of Bra-
denton, Mrs. Arlee Wattam, Little Rock, Ark.; his father, Elwyn Greene,

Mr. Harold W. Meyer, retired Paint Foreman from the Canal Zone,
died suddenly January 15, 1964 in Miami, Fla. He is survived by his
wife, Lorene, and by one son.

Held in the Friendship Room, First Federal Bank Building
St. Petersburg, Florida November 18, 1963

After the social period, President Goodwin called the meeting to order
promptly at 2:00 p.m. He asked how everyone liked the new meeting place
and received remarks of approval and applause from the entire group.
Th;s approval was so overwhelming that Bud Esler arose and made the
suggestion that we continue meeting in the Friendship Room next year.
Officers present were Mr. Dewey Goodwin, Mrs. Lucille Judd and
Mrs. Lyla Esler.
Introduction of the visiting members and guests were made by Mrs.
Esler and the following arose in acknowledgment:
Nolan and Louise Bissell-now St. Petersburg residents.
Geo. Chevalier-back for the winter.
Roger and Violet Deakins and Violet's mother, Mrs. Daisy Randall,
Canal Zone.
Bert Dewey from Lakeland.
Bill and Marie Dobson from Clearwater.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Eckart-wintering in Clearwater from Pa.
Mrs. Dewey (Martha) Goodwin, whose work seldom permits
John and Sara Hall from Sarasota.
Helen King back again after an illness.
Betty Jorgensen-up from the C.Z. visiting daughter and family.
Mrs. David (Mildred) Smith first attendance in long time.
Bertha Whaler last meeting before returning to the Zone.
Mrs. Judd read her report of births, weddings, illnesses, deaths,
Thank You notes, and read many letters she had received which were of
interest to the group. Details will appear in the next issue of the Record.
She also read a letter received by the Society from the 1st Federal Bank
welcoming the Society to the Friendship Room, and a list of rules they
have set up that simply must be followed.
President Goodwin asked that members having November birthdays
please rise and he lead the group in singing "Happy Birthday" to: Mrs.
Betty Jorgensen, Mrs. Berniece Howard and Mr. Martin Nichels.
There were no Committee Reports given-no unfinished business nor
new business brought up on the floor.
There was considerable comment from the floor about the rise in

prices in the Commissary Division on the Canal Zone and the alleged
30% decrease in the sales of food and gasoline.
Bill Dorgan made the motion to adjourn which was seconded by Bill
Hull. The adjournment took place at 3:20 p.m.

Held in the Friendship Room, First Federal Bank Building
St. Petersburg, Florida December 16, 1963

More than one-hundred members and guests attended this Xmas meet.
ing, arriving early to visit with each other before the meeting convened.
Mrs. Sally McKeown sat at a table near the entrance accepting the usual
donations for the American Legion Crippled Children's Hospital Xmas
fund, while Mrs. Lucille Judd and Mrs. Harriet Shreves were very busy
taking in money and making out cards for members who waited in line to
pay their Society and Blood Bank dues for 1964.
After the social period, President Goodwin called the meeting to order
promptly at 2:00 p.m. He led in pledging allegiance to the Flag after
which Chaplain Martin Nickel gave the invocation. He asked how everyone
liked the new meeting place and received remarks of approval and applause
from the entire group. This approval was so overwhelming that Bud Esler
arose and made the suggestion that we continue meeting in the Friendship
Room next year. All officers were present.
Visiting members and guests rose in acknowledgment of their intro-
duction as their names were called by Mrs. Esler as follows:
Ross and Janet Cunningham-retired and will now reside in St. Pete.
Mrs. P. W. Gerhardt, Beth Grady's mother visiting from Milwaukee.
Mrs. Charlotte Laurie from the C.Z. came with her grandson Jimmy
Will who is attending Georgia Tech. and is the son of Ray Will
in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Walter (Jessie) Lindsay- first attendance at our meetings.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mullane, visiting here from California.
Due to long illnesses or other reasons for not attending for a long
time, the following were asked to rise for special notice:
Mrs. Martin Nickel, Mrs. Keith (Maud) Kelley, Mrs. Bessie Lyons
and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nicholls.
President Goodwin asked if there were any Committee reports and as
none were forthcoming he asked for the Secretary-Treasurer's news items.
Mrs. Judd had many notices to report in the line of engagements,
births, deaths and illnesses which will appear under the appropriate head-

lines in the March issue of the Record. She then read the "Thank-You"
and "Best Wishes" notes she had received from about twenty-five members
and also many letters received containing news of interest to the listen-
ing members.
Members with December birthdays were asked to stand and President
Goodwin led the group in singing "Happy Birthday" to the following:
Mrs. Pearl Marshall, Mr. H. A. Shedlock, Mr. Earl Beck, Mrs. Dolly
Smith, Mr. Dwight Van Evera and Mrs. Sally McKeown.
Under Unfinished Business, President Goodwin reminded the mem-
bers that at the October meeting the Nominating Committee Chairman,
Mr. Earl Beck, stated that the Committee felt the Society would be better
served with two Vice-Presidents and suggested the Constitution and By-
Laws be amended to this effect. The President said that this suggestion
had been brought up at the Executive Board meeting and that after much
discussion it had been voted against, mainly because of the time element
involved making it necessary for a 2nd Vice-President to remain in office
for a possible six years if the two officers ahead of him remained in office
for two years each and also the Board felt that in an emergency someone
could quickly be secured for the office if necessary. He then asked the
member's opinion and the Board's decision was approved.
Under New Business, President Goodwin went into detail of the com-
ing annual Reunion to be held on January 14 and 15th and hoped every-
one would be there for the meeting and also the luncheon which would be
hot and similar to last year; then told of the entertainment planned for
the first night when Judge Taelman and Mr. Francis Hargy would show
slides of he Canal Zone as it used to be and as it is now. He also read
the Rules that the Bank had given the Society to follow and emphasized
that ashtrays were furnished in quantity so that no ashes or cigarettes
would be put on the tile floor. He stated that no fault had been found and
that the Custodian was well pleased with the clean condition of the Room
after our meeting.
Mrs. Sally McKeown reported that she had taken in $82.00 for the
Xmas Fund.
President Goodwin advised that after the meeting, refreshments would
be served and asked Mrs. Esler to make the announcement. She stated
that this meeting being a Xmas Party, coffee and doughnuts would be
served by the committee, Catherine Pearl, Linnie Carol Turner, Betty
Forbes and Dolly Smith, and that after eating all the doughnuts they
cared for if any were left they would be sold to members to take home.
The variety of doughnuts served were made by "Mr. Doughnut."
The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

Soreno Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fla. January 14, 1964

Officers of the Society were happy to see so many faces at this Re-
union Meeting. Attendance at the meeting was believed to be over 200.
President Goodwin called the meeting to order at 2:15 after making a
special effort to bring more of the members into the meeting away from
their conversations in the lounge. All stood to give the oath of allegiance
to our Flag, after which Chaplain Martin Nickels delivered the invocation.
All officers were present.
President Goodwin welcomed all the members and then introduced
many out of town members and officers .of other P.C. Societies who stood
to acknowledge the introduction and the applause of the membership.
The report for the meeting of Decembtr 16th was read by the Record-
ing Secretary. There being no omissions or corrections noted the minutes
were approved as read. Mrs. Esler then told how much she had enjoyed
her years served as Corresponding or Recording Secretary and was almost
sorry that this was the last time she would fulfill these duties.
Mrs. Judd gave a resume of the year's expenditures, adding that the
Gifts of Love and Esteem to the Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary,
and Record Editor would be given in the same amounts as last year. In
addition to the above amount the Society has $3,020.48 in a Savings Ac-
count with the Union Trust Company. There were 175 new members added
and 55 old members dropped out, making 120 additional on the member-
ship list or a total of 1,994 paid up members at the close of 1963. No cor-
rections or omissions being noted the President stated the report should
be filed for audit.
Committee reports were called for by the President. Mr. G. C. Lock-
ridge, our Legislative Representative, stated there was nothing to report
on any of the issues before Congress since no action has been taken.
Mrs. Judd was asked to read the items of interest received by her
over the past month. She first said she'd like to introduce our Past-Presi-
dent Charles Calvet and his new bride. As they stood in acknowledement
of the introduction, Mr. Calvet was happy that all his friends could meet
his wife and share his happiness with him. Lucille also stated that the
Rev. Roger Greene was ill and would be unable to attend the Reunion or
give the invocation at the luncheon. She then told of the illnesses, births,
weddings, and deaths of members reported to her which will appear in
the March Record under their proper capti' ns: many "Thank You" and

best wishes notes; and then read many, many letters she had received
from members which she felt would be of interest to the listening members.
Mrs. Judd then spoke to the members regarding payment of dues by
check which I shall quote:
"Please make out checks in payment of dues to: THE PANAMA
CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA." Check have been coming in, in favor
of "The Canal Record."
"This is "The Panama Canal Society of Florida." Dues are $4.00
annually, and each member receives the "Canal Record" in March, June,
September and December. The Year Book is mailed out after the December
"If you are a member of the Macon Turner Blood Bank you may also
include those dues in your Panama Canal Society of Florida check, there-
by making only one check."
President Goodwin asked members to stand who have January birth-
days. The following stood while President Goodwin led in singing ,'Happy
Birthday" in their honor: Helen King, Bill Dorgan, W. C. Merchant, Mrs.
John Hower and Paul Renz.
There was no Unfinished Business brought up. Under New Business
President Goodwin said there would be an Election of Officers for 1964
and asked Chairman of the Nominating Committee to report for his com-
mittee consisting of Earl Beck as Chairman, S. J. Devours, E. I. P. Tatel-
man, Ross Hollowell and W. L. Howard. Mr. Beck stated that the Nomin-
ating Committee had recommended unanimously the following officers:
For President ---- Ernest M. Kieswetter
Vice-President Win------------- Wm. J. Dorgan
Secretary-Treasurer-----. Mrs. Lucille S. Judd
Recording Secretary ---.-. Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks
Record Editor -- Mrs. Betty Lockridge
The President asked if there were any nominations from the floor
for any of the offices, and as none were forthcoming Mr. Keith Kelley
moved that the nominations be closed, and that the Secretary cast one
unanimous vote. Mr. Wm. Dobson seconded the motion. President Good-
win asked for those in favor to raise right hand. Those opposed to raise
their right hands and as none opposed he asked the Secretary to cast the
vote which Mrs. Judd did.
President Goodwin expressed how much he had enjoyed being Presi-
dent this past two years and said that he had hoped the membership would
increase to over 2,000 during his regime but that the number only had

reached 1,994 or six short of his goal. He thanked his officers and his
committees and thanked Mrs. Esler for arranging the Xmas Meeting re-
freshments which proved such a big hit with the members. He then intro-
duced the President-Elect who took over the chair and told of his appre-
ciation of this honor bestowed upon him and he would do his best while in
office. He then introduced all of his officers and returned the gavel to
President Goodwin.
Mr. Keith Kelley approached the loud-speaker and said he wished
to talk on a subject very dear to our late Vice-President, Harland Howard,
which he had intended to bring up at the last Reunion, had he lived to do
so, regarding changing the date of our Annual Reunion to a later date of
April or early May. Mr. Howard always felt that a change would benefit
all members and his reasons were as follows:
1. Better weather up north for traveling down here and warmer
weather in Florida insuring a more enjoyable time while here.
2. The financial strain of Xmas and the New Year would be over
and undoubtedly many more of our members could come .
also local members would have more money to entertain, after
their Xmas expenditures.
3. Tourist season being over, the rates are lower and the expense to
the out-of-state members would be much less. Since the Soreno
Hotel would be closed for the season, this would necessitate find-
ing a new meeting place; however, this can be done and we could
obtain a place all on one floor with plenty of free parking space
and eliminate parking problems.
Mr. Kelley stated that many of our members have written in or ver-
bally expressed approval of this change. He said he was not making a
motion but would like opinions expressed so as to get a consensus from the
members. Opinions were asked for from the floor. T. N. Etchberger
said that he was in favor of the change after driving down from Virginia;
Capt. Forstrom said he favored the reasons alright but that April was seed
planting time up in Rhode Island and he could not come at that time; then
C. P. Hoflman stated he was in favor of the present time and place. No
further comments came from the floor and the discussion ended.
The Secretary-Treasurer stated that there is $2,000 in the Savings
Account. There were 35 new members taken in during 1963 total paid
up membership is 516 for 1963. No corrections or omissions noted, the
President stated the report should be filed for audit.
President Goodwin advised that Mr. Hargy and Mr. Peterson were

taking pictures of members in their photography room set up off the mez-
zan'ne for all who wished to participate; he spoke of the luncheon menu;
that the cost of $2.75 covered everything including the tips; that Cecil
B nan had charge of the entertainment during the luncheon; that there
wo: Id be slides shown of the Canal (as it was and is now) on Tuesday
nite at the hotel by Judge Tatelman and Mr. Hargy; that the next meeting
would be held in the Friendship Room on February 17th; and last he
announcedd that he would make his debut on television during the 6:00-
6:15 news broadcast over Channel 13.
Mrs. Peterson made the motion to adjourn and Mrs. Wills seconded
among many others. The adjournment took place at 3:45.
Respectfully submitted by:
Lyla M. Esler, Recording Secretary

We missed those of you who found it impossible to attend the Reunion
this year, but we are hoping that next year will be much better weatherwise.
There were 281 guests for the luncheon which was enjoyed by all.
A tentative date has been set for the 1965 Reunion on January 12th
and 13th. The rates will be the same and it is hoped that you will start
to think about coming again next year.
Many thanks for the beautiful Christmas cards which brought your
dues for 1964.
It is no longer necessary to add 10 cents to your check however
it is still requested that the sum of 45 cents be added to checks for banks
OUTSIDE the United States.
As of January 31, 1964, 1,305 have paid their dues for 1964, and
for the State of Florida members 403 have paid their Blood Bank dues.
To those of you who paid your dues in advance and failed to send $4.00,
it is respectfully requested that you send in the additional $1.00 as soon
as possible so that the many cards that I am holding can be mailed to you.
The Blood Bank is doing well all members who reside in Florida
are entitled to become members, and those who leave Florida on a visit
elsewhere are still entitled to the benefits of the Blood Bank.
ADVICE TO BLOOD BANK MEMBERS When you enter a hos-
pital please advise the hospital that you have blood bank privileges -
they in turn will notify me and I will acknowledge the membership. DO

NOT PAY FOR THE BLOOD as I can have the number of units you use
transferred from the Blood Bank here in St. Petersburg, your only cost
thereafter is the processing and administering of the units used. If this
is not possible send me a receipted bill from the hospital, and I will mail
you a check for such amount, which is $10.00 for each unit. If any of
our new Florida members desire to become members, there is a form in
the back of each Record for this purpose. $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for
children, per annum.
Many Records and Year Books have been returned,, for which the
Society must pay 8 cents to receive. Some have a notation that a person
has left no forwarding address, and it is known that such members have
lived in the same place for years. When you leave home please have your
incoming mail taken care of by someone or the post office, you can also
drop me a line and I will hold any mail for you and send it to your home
later on when you return, or if you wish, we will send it to you where
you may be at such times. KEEP THE SECRETARY-TREASURER ad-
vised as to your whereabouts at all times.
We are still waiting for Zip numbers on many of our members, please
send them in. Our Zip number is 33733, please use it when you write us.
Lucille S. Judd, Secretary-Treasurer

Since our last report, much has happened to us all collectively, as a
Nation, and individually. Our hearts have been saddened and we have
been brought up short by the check rein of grief.
As we enter the New Year, may we take inventory of ourselves, re-
membering the Purpose for which we are here to do our part to make
this world a better place for our being here.
November 22, 1963 is a day that will long be remembered by citi-
zens of our United States, and the world. November 27, 1963 is a day
the many friends of C. Frank Browne, Hi-Acres, Niobe, New York will
remember as the day Frank passed through the Open Door, leaving his
widow, Grace, son Clarence of Canal Zone and three grandchildren. Frank
was with the Panama Railroad as Station Agent in Pedro Miguel, Frijoles,
Gatun and Gamboa. Each station was a "bit of loveliness" because of his
love of flowers. Frank was a kindly man, honest and forthright toward all,
doing deeds of kindness to those in need. To our friend, Grace, our heart-
felt sympathy, as we all cherish the memory of a good man, our friend,
Frank Browne.

Christmas Eve was a happy occasion in the home of Cora Makibbin
of Fayetteville as her sister, Peggy McKenzie of Tennessee, Peggy's daugh-
ter, Margie of Reme, Georgia, Cora's daughter Mildred and husband, Ed
Higgins with five of their children, including Barton on surprise leave
from the Navy base of Key West, Ed's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hig-
gins, Mrs. Matilda Slemmons, widow of Dr. Ted Slemmons, who, at one
time, was stationed in Pedro Miguel Dispensary, her daughter Letitia
(Tish) Bishop, her husband James and their 3 year old son, Mr. Bishop's
mother, Dean of Women, Texas A & I College, Kingsville, Texas, Senn
Slemmons, your reporter and husband Newell gathered together for a
happy Talk-fest of the "Good Old Days" when we were young and gay in
Pedro Miguel. And most of them are still young and gay Peggy Mc-
Kenzie works and enjoys it, Margie McKenzie teaches 6th grade and is
studying for her Master's degree in Library Science (remember when she
was the Star and Herald paper delivery girl), Matilda Slemmons lives in
Muleshoe, Texas and paints pictures for pastime, Tish lives in Fayette-
ville, and Senn Slemmons is a Senior in Texas Tech, majoring in Horti-
Christmas Day brought many Canal Zone friends and families to-
gether. The Walter Reifs were with son Walter, Jr., and family in Okla-
homa City. The Heinie Hallins had the Shaws over for dinner, as usual,
Bill and Carrie Mathues of Springdale had long-time friend, Marione
Campbell helped eat one of Carrie's famous meals. The Lynn Cooks enter-
tained Mrs. Jackson (Virginia's Thornton's mother-in--law) and her sister.
The George Engelke's had son Paul, Jan and Mike, George's brother Herb-
ert and son from the Zone who had been visiting daughter Rita Engelke
Grammer and family in Tulsa. The biggest get--together of all was at
the home of our President, Carl Newhard. Carl, Helen and their son Sam,
home from College, Helen's father Dad Little, Jean, our Secretary, and
Andrew Bleakley, their son Lt. Andrew Bleakley, Jr., and his bride, the
former Carol Newhard, who were married in Gatun Union Church, Decem-
ber 22nd (Carol is a niece of Carl Newhard) and Mattie MacAulay ate
Turkey 'n fixin's, laughed and were merry. Carl and Helen won first prize
in Bentonville's "Door and Window" decoration contest. Lt. and Mrs.
Bleakley, Jr., are now stationed in Long Beach, California.
Some of our folks went a'visiting-Eloise Brown and daughter Shan-
non drove to Louisiana, Robert and Connie Engelke went to the Canal
Zone for the Holidays and visit with their son Robert and family. To
Houston, went Walter and Bates Wieman to be with Bates' two sisters,
Nannie Brown, now of Houston and Mary Cecil Lowe of Hotel Tivoli,

Ancon and other members of the Old Timer Morrison Clan.
Visitors before and during the Holidays included Ben and Sable
Duree of France Field, Ross and Janet Cunningham who were guests of
the Newhards. Ione Newland of Springfield, Mo. visited the George
Engelke's, also the Rt. Rev. C. Alfred Voegeli who has just celebrated his
20th anniversary as Bishop of Haiti. The very sight and sound of the name
brings a flood of memories. How many readers remember when the Pan-
ama Federation of Women's Societies for Christian Service met at the
Seawall Mission for the 50th Semi-annual meeting? The, then, Dean
Voegeli was the afternoon speaker. We heard the word "Ecumenical" men-
tioned many times and all present wondered and also felt it was an im-
portant message so different from the usual soothing (syrup) sermon.
The President, your reporter and Vice-president, Judith Herff, silently
asked each other the meaning of the word and message. Today the word
is spoken and read daily and means much to the people of the world, uni-
Other visitors to the Ozarks were Mary Jo Yaeger of Balboa, Minnie
(Crooks) Burton of the Zone. Minnie also traveled to the state of Wash-
ington to see her daughter Nancy Crooks Todd and family. Walter and
Martha Reif report a visit from Walter's sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn
and John Mulder of Oak Park, Illinois. Many will remember them when
they visited the Reif's on the Zone.
The Ernest Williams (Haleen) will be at the Re-union in St. Peters-
burg. The Grover Bohans are already established in Tampa, Florida for
the winter.

Paul and Jan Engelke of Siloam Springs announce the arrival of a
little brother for Mike on December 28th. Lynn and Maude Cook an-
nounce they are now great-grandparents with the arrival of a boy to
Ensign and Mrs. Larry L. Fry, November 20, 1963, San Diego, California.
Mrs. Fry is Suellyn Gail, daughter of Col. and Mrs. David Y. Nanney,
(Lucille Cook) of Pauo Alta, Calif. Suellyn was the 1st New Year's baby
born in Gorgas Hospital in 1942.
Your reporter sends a big "Thank-you" to the many who mentioned
their enjoyment of Northwest Arkansas report in their Christmas greetings.
President Newhard hopes to see y'all at our annual Picnic to be held
in Agri Park, Fayetteville, Sunday 14 June 1964.
Blanche E. Shaw


We regret to report the following deaths of members and friends in
this area:
Mr. William Baxley, died December 10, 1963; services were held in
Glendale Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. John MacGillivray (Mary Fleming) died January 19, 1964, at
Inglewood: services January 22, interment Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Our sympathy is extended to the families and friends of the deceased.

Genevieve Gage of Los Angeles called to tell that her niece, Mrs.
William Brown (Ruth Womack) of Saratoga, had fallen on Christmas Day
and had broken both wrists. The Brown's were entertaining their son Dick
and his family during the holidays. Their daughter is still at home with
them, and she is such a help while Ruth is incapacitated. Genevieve reports
that she and her sister, Mrs. Lida Womack, are doing as well as can be
Capt. and Mrs. George V. Tawes recently returned to their home in
Brentwood, California, from a visit of several months in Fort Lauderdale,
Viola Bissell Shea writes that her brother, Harry, was ill with pneu-
monia and spent the holidays in the hospital the eighth time he's been
hospitalized since coming to the States. We all hope for his speedy and
lasting recovery.
Mrs. Flora McLean of Monrovia wrote that she had seen Mr. Robert
King of Balboa, when he was in the area visiting his mother, Mrs. John
King (Irma) Mrs. McLean wrote that she keeps in touch with old Canal
Zone friends: John Murray of Johnsonburg, Pa.: Mrs. Leo Cady of Hart-
ford, Conn.: Wallace and Mary Dunham of Sarasota, Florida: Mrs. Joe
Bryant of San Carlos, Calif. She has known all except the Dunhams since
she went to the Zone in 1909.
Mrs. Ethel Boyd, a long time resident of Santa Monica, recently
moved into a rest home at 1650 Colby, West Los Angeles.
With holiday greetings from Jack and Eva Dyer came news of their
family. Shirley and her family have moved back to Santa Barbara and
the Dyers are so happy to have them nearby. They were in northern Califor-
nia during August with their son Bud and his family: saw the Beards,
Rockers, Vern Mitchells, and Honey Horter.
Letter from Mrs. Marceline Rice of Los Angeles. Mrs. Rice has her
family nearby, and enjoys her 13 grandchildren.

Mrs. Elizabeth Taber was happy to have her son Jack and his family
with her for the Christmas holidays: also daughter Audrey and family
from Maine. With Alice (Taber) Cullinane and her family, and sister
Gertrude Murray already in California, they planned on a happy reunion
of their own. After the holidays Jack and his family, and Alice were to
drive to St. Petersburg, with a stop at Texas to visit friends. Alice was to
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morris (Grace Lawyer), and Jack and family
with his uncle Claude Taber at Clearwater.
David Smith brought us up to date on his family: his father, LeRoy
Smith, is getting around somewhat better after a set back during the latter
part of 1963, but he carries his 86 years well. After a trip to the Grand
Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier and Banff National Park in Canada, David
stopped off and picked up Aileene's boys and brought them to Los Angeles
so Aileene and her husband could have a long-awaited vacation in Missouri.
Mrs. Ethel Cooper of Los Angeles, wrote that she had an interesting
letter from Arthur and Clara Rael, whom she knew in Panama. Arthur
is now American Consul at Lome', Togo, on the west coast of Africa. The
U. S. Government has just completed a lovely home with all modern con-
veniences for the Consul: with a view of the Atlantic Ocean on one side.
In back of them is a clearing where an African with his three wives live
on a plot of land. It is a very primitive country, only one hotel, no theatre:
very few white people in that area. Mr. Rael wrote that Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Keenan (Elva Smith) live at Lome' at the present time.
It was so good hearing from friends during the Christmas season:
and here we are well into 1964. Hope it is a good year for everyone, and
that before the Record goes to press, that all unpleasantness is cleared up
in Panama.
Make a note of these dates: Dinner Meeting, March 8, 1964, in Los
Angeles: picnic dates June 14 and October 14, 1964. If any readers are
in our locality at any of those times, please get in touch with one of the
officers or members, and join us.
Kindest regards to all -
Thelma Reppe, Secretary


Naturally all of us in Colorado are more than a little concerned about
the situation in Panama and hope that it will be resolved for the benefit
of everyone. Some of us hurriedly sent air-mail letters to our friends in

the Zone to get first-hand information, but Barbara (Elich) Schneider
received a letter from her mother who advised that airmail was going out
but not coming in.
Barbara and Herb Schneider recently returned from a holiday trip
to St. Petersburg, Florida where they attended a Canal Zone party. They
later visited Betsy and Jack Crawford in Ft. Lauderdale. Barbara is secre-
tary to the Regional Director in Health, Education and Welfare in down-
town Denver, and Herb is an accountant with Midwestern Financial Corp.
Bill Kendrick, we are happy to report, is recovering satisfactorily
from a fall in the machine shop where he works. He suffered a gash in
the forehead and one on his shin.
We heard from Jane (Tompkins) and Les Heselton at Christmas-time
and Les is now a Commander in the Navy and works for the Chief of
Naval Operations. Their oldest son, Ritchie, is now in his third year at
Annapolis. Commander Heselton plans to retire next summer from the
Navy and try civilian life.
The Graham Employment Mart, owned and operated by the Roy E.
Grahams (Gladys), is entering its 9th year of business. Roy said business
is good, and has just moved his establishment to a new location, 1269
Broadway, Denver, and remodeling is going on at the time of his writing.
Their second son, Roy E. Jr., who is a senior at George Washington High
School in Denver, just received confirmation of his being appointed first
alternate to West Point. Bob, their oldest son, is a sophomore at Colorado
University and is majoring in Business. Gladys is now managing the
health department of the King Sooper's grocery store in Denver and really
enjoys her work.
News from the Colonel James Wier household is that James was temp-
orarily Acting Commanding Officer at Fitzsimons Army' Hospital, and
they will be leaving for a new duty station in San Francisco in July.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Loflin of Greensboro, N.C., announce the birth
of a boy, their first child, on December 28. Mrs. Loflin (Peggy McNeal)
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Harriett Kalar) McNeal of Char-
lotte, N.C.
Etta Fay and Glynn Terrell are making their home at 2640 Lavender
Street, New Orleans, La. since Glynn's retirement from the Panama Canal
Service on disability on October 31. This will be temporary until they
decide where they want to settle.
Norma (Evans) and Al Harrington and children spent Christmas in
California with her parents, the Jack Evans, and with her sister Muriel
and husband.

Pat and Carl Wanke have moved into their new home at 8165 Hyannis
Port Road, Cupirtino, California. Their daughter Karen is working with
NASA at Ames Research Center where her father works. Their other two
children, Kent and Lisa, are in 9th grade and kindergarten, respectively.
Respectfully submitted,
Dorothy Kennedy, Secretary


The Northern California Chapter had its January picnic and business
meeting at Lake Merritt, Oakland, on the 12th. New officers for the year
of 1964 are Carl A. Wanke, President; Harold Duncan, Vice-President;
Pat Wanke, Secretary-Treasurer. Out next picnic will be in June at Juni-
perro Sierra Park in San Bruno. There were about 100 members and
visitors in attendance and we welcomed four new members Mr. and
Mrs. Graham Brotherson, San Leandro; Mr. and Mrs. C. Hand (Doris
Brotherson), Concord; Mr. and Mrs. Otis C. Myers, Jr., Los Altos; and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Conrad (Betty Nolan), San Francisco. Visitors to the
picnic were Mary and Fred Hatchett, Georgia; Della Meigs, Tampa, Flor-
ida; Elizabeth Gunby, San Francisco; Francis Cristy, Sr., San Mateo.
Pedro Miguel was well represented this time with Nina Brown, Ruth
(Brown) Robertson, Harold and Ruth Duncan, Della Meigs, Graham
Brotherson, Doris (Brotherson Hand, Mary and Fred Hatchett, Pat (Hat-
chett) Carr, and the Wankes, and what a time talking when all got together.
Mrs. A. Verne (Sara Mitchell) who had a cataract removed from one
eye late in December, is doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Wesley Hutchings had planned a trip by ship to the
Canal with 2 other couples in January but due to conditions on the Zone,
they flew to Mexico and Guatemala.
Mrs. Bill Brown (Ruth Womack) had an unfortunate accident in Nov.
when she fell in her home and broke both arms. Surgery was required
and she spent about a week in the hospital but was home for Christmas
She reported at the picnic that she was feeling fine. With the Browns for
the holidays was their son Richard Brown and his family and Mr. and
Mrs. Robbins (Lyla Lou Womack). The Brown's other son Wayne (Butch)
and his wife and infant daughter were visitors at the Brown's in October.
Butch is with the U.S. Public Health Service and has just been transferred
from Lebanon, Pa., to Tucson, Ariz.
Clara Neville was called to the Zone for the funeral of her brother,

Eddie Wood, who died unexpectedly on Christmas Day in Texas.
Ray and Irma Forbes have moved from Coalinga to a trailer court
in Hemet. Their new address is'43600 Florida Avenue, Hemet, California.
Harold and Ruth Duncan spent the holidays with Lil and Jack Evans
of Sun City. It was reunion time for all of them with Herky and Karen
Parker of San Francisco; Ed and Muriel Neal and family of Whittier, and
Al and Norma Harrington and children from Colorado all together in
It has been reported that Bill and Myrtle Black, now retired, have
been visiting with the Frank Bryans of Santa Rosa.
The Jerry Pragers are visiting in Los Angeles with their son, Jerry,
in Laurel Canyon. They will also spend a few days with Berta and Bud
Hazzard and expect to see Mrs. John Hearn, of Meridian, Miss., who is
visiting with the Folgers in San Diego. The Pragers will also visit with
the Jack Evans in Sun City and with the Forbes in Hemet.
Mr. and Mrs. Clare L. Comins of Silverton, Oregon, were guests of
their daughter Marnie and her family, the R. J. Rice's of Walnut Creek.
They were enroute to Arizona to spend the rest of the winter months there.
Mrs. Della Meigs, Tampa, Florida, was a recent visitor with the
Graham Brotherson's in San Leandro. She attended the Canal Zone picnic
in Oakland in January, then to Carmichael, Calif. to visit with Tom and
Dorothy Curtis, formerly of Pedro Miguel; to Fort McArthur (Long Beach
area) where Bob and Margaret (Meigs) Molloy are now stationed.
Tom and Dorothy Curtis report that their son Walter ("Spider" to
many of the Miguel kids) is now a Lt. Col. in the Army. He has just
finished Army Staff School at Fort Leavenworth and has purchased a home
in St. Louis.
Ruth Robertson reports that Bill Russon and his family are now living
in the San Francisco area. Bill is in the Coast Guard. Their son is a
cadet in the Merchant Marine Academy and was in the Canal Zone on a
training cruise.
In September Harry and Jane (Enright) Cuzner of San Jose, had as
visitors her sister Margaret and John (Whitey) Buniowski and their 3
daughters, and Mrs. Margaret Enright. Whitey (an Air Force Major) had
just been assigned to Lowry Air Force Base and they took the long way
'round in order to visit his parents in southern California and to visit Jane
and her family.
James C. and Veronica Thomas returned recently from a visit with
the Tom Kelleys in Hendersonville, North Carolina where they attended

the October meeting of the Western North Carolina Canal Association.
They also spent time in St. Pete with the Ross Hallowells and the John
James P. Sullivan, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. (Eleanor) Sul-
livan, was admitted to the Bar to practice law in the State of California
before the Supreme Court on January 7, 1964.
A letter was received from Blanche and Holman Stevenson from
Mexico. Address: J. H. Stevenson, Calle del Vergel No. 4, Col. Chipitlan,
Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico. They moved to Mexico in 1962 to be near their
son and his family. Holman was hospitalized in September for removal
of cataracts. Their daughter Hope of New York was with them during
September and October, then joined her husband in Hawaii for the winter.
Mary and Fred Hatchett of Georgia have arrived in California for
the winter. They spent two weeks in San Diego visiting with son George
and family; then a visit with their daughters Pat and Jack Carr and family,
and Barbara and Don Jackson and family. Mary will be with relatives
and expects to visit with Dr. and Mrs. Dave Basque in San Pedro while
Fred will spend two or three weeks with a friend, hunting and fishing in
Baja California. They will return to northern California in March to take
care of the Carr children while Pat and Jack are off on a Mediterranean
cruise for four weeks.
Helen and Buck Yoder had as guests their son Roger and his wife
and son. The Roger Adams returned home to the Zone via Los Angeles
and Dallas, Texas. In L. A. they visited with Dr. and Mrs. Roem. They
were in Dallas on the 22nd of November and saw President and Mrs.
Kennedy in their motorcade just a minute and a half before he was assas-
Carl and Ethel Wanke were guests of Carl and Pat Wanke and family
in San Jose. They visited the Buck Yoders; the Wesley Hutchings, and
Nina Brown. They also visited Mrs. Florence (Lao) Wahl of Albany,
Calif. Mrs. Wahl was a nurse at Gorgas Hospital, later marrying the late
Dr. Wahl who was then on the staff of Gorgas Hospital.
Mr. and rMs. Terrell Toone of Kerrville, Texas, are in California
for the wedding of their son John. They are visiting in the home of Mrs.
Georgia Nehls in San Carlos and were visitors to the January picnic in
Respectfully submitted,
Pat Wanke, Secretary-Treasurer


Our Panama Canal group of Western North Carolina is having a lun-
cheon meeting in Asheville this last week in January, too late to include
in this report many items that will undoubtedly be forthcoming.
We are all glad that the Robert Van Wagners have chosen this beau-
tiful area for their retirement home. They had both their son and daugh-
ter visit them in their lovely, new house on Overlook Terrace in Hender-
sonville. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Runck (Marguerite) of Gamboa arrived
on December 21 to spend the holidays with them. Mr. and Mrs. Robert
M. Van Wagner and their two sons, Matthew and Andrew, of Findlay, O.,
spent Christmas with them. It was a very happy household, with Grand-
mother Cotton, now 95 years old, sparkling as always.
Frank and Emma Reppa went to Virginia for the holidays to be with
their son Bob and his family. They then drove to Massey, Md. and visited
with Weimer and Miriam Heite.
The Tom Colmans had with them for Thanksgiving, Marvel Davidson
from Wake-Forest College and their grandson, Dale Dombrowsky, from
Clemson College.
Dot Muldoon had an unfortunate bout with hepatitis. We are all
glad that she is now home again.
Mrs. E. E. Rigney (Grace) stopped off here to visit Nelle Mitchell
for a few days on her way to Panama from Ohio, where Mr. Rigney, had
been buried.
The O'Rourkes have enjoyed several guests. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wil-
liams of Charleston, S.C.; Roger and Violet Deakins of Balboa; Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbur Dockery and their daughter Evita, formerly of Margarita
but now of Atlanta, Ga., spent the weekend with them.
The F. M. Parks spent the holidays in Huntsville, Ala. with their son
and family of four daughters, two of whom were home from college. -
Former Zonians enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Elsie
Patterson were Bea Tyrell's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Lambie of Nashville, Tenn., who were visiting her in Tryon.
In December Engenia Sawyer suffered a mild thrombosis that put her
in the hospital for a week. Fortunately she was home with Tommy by
Christmas Eve.
Clinton Wanlass, a civil engineer working for the Air Force Depart-
ment, Mobile, Ala., spent Christmas week with his parents, Ralph and

Dr. Sam Irvin had as guests, his son Sam Jr. of Margarita, and his
family including three boys, for three months. The boys divided their
time between him and their maternal grandparents, who also live in this
area. Carol Brown, his granddaughter who is a junior at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spent Thanksgiving here with him.
Later they drove to Tampa, Florida, to visit Captain and Mrs. Donald D.
Phillips (Martha Irvin) and their three children.
The Clarence Howells are the proud grandparents of a little girl,
Mary, born on November 8th. She is their third grandchild.
Fall visitors at Paul and Betty Bentz' home in Asheville were Robert
and lone McLavey of Hagerstown, Md.; Al and Dorothy Meyer of Orlando,
Fla.; Merrill (Secretary, Panama Canal Co.) and Harriet Whitman of
Washington, D.C.; and David Markun (General Counsel Panama Canal
Co.) of Balboa Heights, C.Z. In October the Bentzes, accompanied by
Mrs. Fred Sill of Hendersonville, took a motor trip to visit their son Alan,
his wife, and their three boys in Connecticut; their daughter Joan and her
husband in New York City. En route home stops were made to see a
number of ex-Zonians Col. and Mrs. Ralph Sartor at St. Michaels,
Md., Col. and Mrs. Hugh Deeney at Whitestone, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Otis
Meyers at Norfolk, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hackett and Mrs. J. C.
Myrick at Raleigh, N.C.
The Tom Kelleys of Hendersonville had as a guest for Thanksgiving,
their son Tom, Jr., of Falls Church, Virginia. In December, Tom and
Tutie and her mother, Emma Luckey, drove to Washington to visit with
their daughter Margie and Murray Seagears, and son Tom, Jr. From there
they drove to State College, Pa. to visit their daughter Pat and her hus-
band, Dave Kappe and their young grandson, David, Jr. They had the
pleasure of having Tom, Jr. drive back to Hendersonville with them for
the Christmas holidays.
The many friends of John Jude, who was Manager of the American
Cable Co. in Balboa for many years, were saddened by the news of his
sudden death by heart attack on December 29 in New York City, and ex-
tend their sympathy to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jude of Asheville.
He was a 33rd degree Mason and active in many civic groups. He was a
brother of Dr. and Mrs. George M. Stevenson, formerly of the Canal Zone.
Wendell and Mildred Greene had as guests, Chris and Mary Garling-
ton from Newberry, S.C. (They told of the arrival of granddaughter Paula,
the fourth child and first daughter of their son Albert) and the Reverend
Jack McDuffie, now living in Scooba, Mississippi, where he is teaching
in Eastern Mississippi Junior College and serving in two nearby Episco-

pal churches. Hazardous driving conditions resulting from our three-inch
snowfall did not prevent Bea Tyrell's driving up the mountain from
Tryon to join the group seated around the Greene's festive board on Christ-
mas Eve and to spend Christmas Day with Elsie Patterson.
During the visit of the F. H. Irwins of San Rafael, California, at the
home of the Garlingtons in Newberry, S.C., the Wendell Greenes, accom-
panied by Ruth Sill, drove down for a jolly two days with them.
Duke and Marion Lewis are enjoying many good visits with their
son, Alan, and his family, both here in Hendersonville and in Gastonia,
N\.C. where he now lives and attends Gaston Technical Institute. Alan is
president of his class and is often called upon to give talks to civic groups.
Ruth Sill enjoyed a week with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Peck (Mary
Sill) and their three sons in Princeton, N.J. while in the North with Paul
and Betty Bentz.
Respectfully submitted,
Ruth M. Sill, Secretary


In answer to several inquiries re the Catfish Stew, mentioned in the June
issue, it consists of one fish and one cat. What else???
In reviewing States addresses thru Colorado, in our Yearbook, it is
noted that 126 of our members live on higher class thoroughfares; 32-
Drives, 14 Boulevards, 10 Roads, and 70 on Avenues. Our house-just
corner of Henry and French Streets, and number 69!!!! Also noted the
first and last addresses are streets.
Dec. 11. Maria Cristina Porras, from Panama, our house guest.
Horseback riding in 10 degree temperature with a foot of snow on the
ground. No comment.
Dec. 20. Dear Old Santa made his rounds again including Ho Hos
for 250 kids at a local school. COLD!!! And with icicles hanging from
his beard.
Jan. 4. Clif and Ceri Fritz, from Warwick, R.I., dropped in and
presented us with a most beautiful handmade utility box made by Clif.
Ninety-five pieces of wood were used.
Jan. 14. THE REUNION, and we are not there. Instead we are
enjoying (sic) a blizzard, and trying to dream that the roaring winds are

singing the Society's theme song, "Do You Remember". Also we can see
all our Kissin' Cousins planting lipstick here and there. One year I didn't
wash my face for three months. We didn't attend this year for our plans
WERE to go to the Zone for the 50th Anniversary. From recent develop-
ments all plans are cancelled. It appears right now that the Canal Zone
is a nice place to be FROM!! What I want to write cannot be sent thru
the mails, but I certainly am not vocally constipated when expressing my
feelings to the neighbors. We have been kept in close touch with the sit-
uation by Don Tomas Duque for right now he sends his Star & Heralds
to us by airmail.
ACTIVITY. Bad eyes so no more ceramics, so what to do? Started
to count maple leaves as they fell to the ground, but ran out of leaves.
So-o-o research started on ancestors. Got back to five generations, and
then in the Historical Geneology Society I was given a set of books, on
my family, that were a foot high. They started with Andrew, the first of
record in this hemisphere, and he was born in 1615 in England.
Away back a girl named Desire and two named Thankful joined the
family. I didn't know them, natch. What large families there were away
back; they bred like rabbits. From Andrew I traced down several gener-
ations, but never did connect his descendents with the data already ob-
tained. I got sick of the name; there were too darn many of them.

This Society is in an ancient building where everyone talks in whisp-
ers and walks tip-toed. If a pin had been dropped it could have been heard
when it hit the floor. One person did let a pencil fall and the noise scared
all present. They thought it was an explosion, and I feared that the
English were coming again. What a depressing environment. Old blistered
paintings and statues lined the walls. Felt that I was being pushed into
the floor by history. So-o-o I put my shoes back on and then slinked out
into the 20th Century where everybody walked and talked out loud. Saw
some people skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond, famous in his-
tory, but didn't get close for fear they might be ancestors, and I didn't
care to be recognized.
So-o-o to complete this activity why not throw in a couple of horse
thieves and at least one pirate? They would be more to my liking.
A thought. When your pigeons come home to roost, it is too late to
white-wash the fence.
Ida and Slim Hallett


A few members of our club got together for a Christmas party the
21st of December, at the home of Mrs. Peggy Ellis, Brookside Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Souder spent a few days with friends in Cleburne, Texas,
and just reached home before the heavy snow fell on parts of Texas. They
report a wonderful time in Cleburne. Mrs. Ada Long, Mrs. Souder's
mother is making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Souder, she is better known
as "Sweetie".
Jimmy Roe's mother, Mrs. Alga Roe of Fort DeLesseps suffered a
broken foot in an automobile accident in January and is doing fine at
Gorgas Hospital.
By far the most important event of this season was the Golden Wed-
ding ofTillie and Nathan Levy on December 27th. It was commemorated
at Temple Beth Israel, on Friday evening in the presence of the whole
Congregation. The bride was beautiful and Nathan looked very proud
and handsome as he kissed his bride of 50 years. The highest praises
were spoken of this fine couple by the Rabbi and during the social hour
that followed, when refreshments were served to several hundreds of their
friends. They received presents and congratulations from all. The recep-
tion was presented to them by the Sisterhood of the Temple.
Out of town guests were:-Their son David and family from Cali-
fornia; their daughter Charlotte and her family from New York; two of
their long time friends from the Canal Zone days, Mrs. Gorin of New
England and Mrs. Marcuse of New Orleans, Louisiana. Many of their
Canal Zone friends who reside in Houston attended, also Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hicks of Florida. On Saturday the following day, at noon a
Luncheon was held at one of the leading restaurants in their honor. This,
I believe was sponsored by the President of the Brotherhood, Mr. Levy.
About 20 guests were present consisting mostly of the family and closest
friends. A beautiful three tiered wedding cake was the centerpiece for
the head table, and again the Bride of yesteryears was the most beautiful
one present. We think this speaks well of our Senor Levy, who really
knows how to take care of a wife. We offer our congratulations and felici-
tations to this fine couple and wish them many, many more happy years
The Kenneth Kellys, the daughter and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Hicks of St. Petersburg, Florida have moved to their residence in
Houston. Ken who is Director of Music and Youth Work for the Park
Temple Baptist Church, wanted to be nearer the Church. The Hicks who

were out here for the Holidays with daughter returned the 7th of January
to St. Petersburg to be in time to attend the Reunion there. It will be their
first time to have that privilege and they are anticipating a joyous time,
seeing a great number of their friends. Bob retired a little over a year
ago and they have bought a lovely home in St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Ida Standifer-a little more than a year year ago retired from the
Navy on the Canal Zone and came to Houston, Texas to make her home.
She has just completed her new home, at 123 Coronation Drive, South
Houston. Her son Luke and family live next door, and her daughter Joan
Stephenson, who works for Humble Oil Company, resides in Houston, also.
Word has come through Christmas letters that the Coakleys are ar-
riving in Houston for an extended stay with their son Pat, after they
attend the Reunion in Florida. The Mullanes also are arriving in Houston
for a brief visit with old friends here. They reside in Gulfport, Florida.
So be on the look-out for them. I think it is time to gather the Clan to-
gether again and greet all these visitors. Please let us know when the
former Canal Zone residents come to Houston to make their home, all
you out-of-staters or Texans either.
Peggy Ellis journeyed to St. Petersburg with the R. Hicks and spent
two weeks as their house-guest, attending the Reunion and visiting many
of her friends who live there. She reports having a wonderful time and
has high praise for the Society in Florida.
Peggy at this time is in South Carolina visiting her sister, Mrs. F.
Paisley and her daughters.
Bertha Turner, Secretary-Treasurer


The Lynn Cottrells returned from Wis. in Nov., and enroute visited
daughter Vivian and family in Chicago. Estelle DeCora moved to 408
Alcorn Ave. She spent the holidays with her son and family in L. Rock,
and her daughter and family in W. Memphis. The Rufus Garretts are en-
joying their new home here in Hot Sprs. Grover and Billie Bohan of Jones-
boro are 'wintering' in Tampa and attended the Big C.Z. Reunion. Mrs.
Anna Piper is still in St. Jos. Hospital, but was able to be home to spend
Christmas with son Ed and family. Ann Reinig, who with Jack, are winter
ing with daughter Peggy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Clemons of Balboa, spent a part of Nov. visiting

in our Natural Spa. Miss Gertrude Smith, R.N. who was in our Natl.
Park visiting and enjoying our hot waters, left Nov. 9 to visit the Bohans.
Dr. and Mrs. Gilder of New Orleans came up a Nov. week end to visit in
Memphis with daughter and husband, Donnie Brady. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Culp of Ft. Meyers, Fla. were visitors of the John Snodgrasses in early
Mrs. Grace W. Schirck, 74, widow of Col. Geo. J. Schirch deceased
about 5 years ago, passed Jan. 25, 1964 at St. Jos. Hospital here in Hot
Springs. Interment was in National Cemetery at L. Rock.
Ann Bartholomew spent the holiday season with the Ernest Kriegers
of C.Z. She flew to Cartagina, Colombia to visit her sister and husband
(the Harry Prestons) and family.
Margaret Wiggin and Shirley Clymer of Balboa contemplate a U.S.
vacation soon. Peggy Horter Mitten, with her daughters visited her mother,
Frances Horter of Orinda, Calif. Evelyn Johnson of Atlantic side tells of
a U.S. vacation, which she, and Ethel Jean (her daughter) and family
enjoyed mostly in Colorado. The Dick Penningtons had a fine vaca-
tion in Canada and in Trenton, N.J. Evelyn Mills is still at the Tivoli.
Celeste and 'Bun' Powell wrote an interesting resume of 63: 'Bun's'
last Locks overhaul, daughter Joan and 3 children spending 7 weeks with
tht m. Karl and Bea Curtis are still in Balboa..
Mrs. Frank Peirce has seemingly recovered from an illness of last
year and she with daughter, Frances Dingier, still reside in Tucson. Louis
Kiser was on a trip to W. Coast for several months. Lynn 'Bud' Cook, Jr.
moved from Pensacola to his new headquarters in Jackson, Miss. Florence
and Jack Lamb have moved from Hammond, La. to Rt. 1, Box 114, Mc-
Comb, Miss., c/o G. L. Virdine. Eula Jo Ewing intended to spend Xmas
with friends in Tex. -and daughter Susan Bishop and son Eddie were
going to Calif. to see daughter Jo Ann and husband during the holidays.
The Lowell Gilhams have moved from St. Charles, Mo. to Maiden,
Mo. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Barr (Jo Ann Underwood) and small daugh-
ters are living in Lexington, Ky. He is a Prof. in College there. Lester
O. Life, wife and two children reside in Clarksburg, W. Va. He has a very
fine position in a bank there.
Gertrude Gibson didn't come to Hot Sprs. this year, but went to N.Y.
for several weeks. Alice Barnes was contemplating a trip to Canada to
visit kin and friends. Edith and Odin Loren of Sarasota visited their
granddaughter, Susan Marsh in Houston, toured N.W. section of country
- also East to Va. this summer and fall. Willie and Louise Allen of
Dunedin are enjoying retirement and their new home, and were visited

by their married daughters and grandchildren this summer and were
having several of them during the holidays.
Instead of a Christmas card, a death notice reached me of the demise
of Al Tucker of W. Hollywood, Fla., who passed away in Jan. 7, and is
survived by his wife Josephine and daughter, Patricia.


Were you there? The 32nd Anniversary of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida was held at St. Petersburg in January and was bigger and
better than ever. At the Luncheon President Goodwin called the roll of
States and only a few were not represented. Our Southeastern Florida
Society was represented by our President, Mr. Dan Jones, and his wife.
I saw Mrs. Charles Hardy of Miami, also, but in so large a crowd it is
difficult to spot people. It was good to see old friends from far off Cali-
fornia, among them Mr. and Mrs. Frank Irwin, Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Clay,
Mrs. Esther Currier, and Mrs. R. A. Koperski. Helene and Earnest Wil-
liams from Arkansas, and a large group of friends from the New England
States. But whoa! I get carried away with enthusiasm. It was a great
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Howell of Asheville, North Carolina came to
Miami after the Reunion and were the guests for several days of Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Bowen at their home in Coral Gables.
The Bowens were hosts for a most happy, four-generation reunion at
their home Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hicks (Dolly Bowen) came
from Davidson, N. C., Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Harvin (Janet Hicks) of Winter
Haven brought their baby girl who is the great-granddaughter of Auleen
and Jack Bowen. Hence baby, mother, grandmother, and great-grand-
mother were a happy four-some.
Mrs. Dorothy Hall who recently took a trip around the world, dis-
embarked in Panama and is now waiting for transportation to U.S.A. She
plans a visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bowen of Coral Gables before going
to Tampa to establish her new home.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Smith of Massey, Md. spent the Holidays with
their son, Milton, and his wife in Miami. Janet and M. A. attended the
Reunion and stayed longer to visit friends in St. Petersburg. They will

come to Miami for a few more weeks of Florida sunshine before returning
to Maryland.
Ruth and Ike Metzger were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Dun-
ham at their lovely home in Sarasota during the Reunion.
Bill Metzger and his wife of Minneapolis, Minn. spent the Christmas
Holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Metzger, and Mr. and Mrs.
Koperski (Marjean Metzger) of Miami. After Christmas the Bill Metzgers
flew to Panama where they were the guests for a week of Mr. and Mrs.
A. T. Marsh (Marilyn Metzger) and were royally entertained. They visited
Santa Clara El Valle, had a fishing trip on the Chagres, went shopping,
sightseeing, and were honor guests for an "At Home" at the Marsh resi-
dence in Coco Solo where Bill was greeted by many of his boyhood friends.
The Metzgers returned to their home in Minneapolis on January sixth.
Many of us owe a vote of thanks to the ham radio operators who
delivered messages during the recent serious trouble in Panama. We are
deeply grateful to them for suppling us with news of our loved ones.
Mrs. C. Harry Neal of 615 N.E. 31st St., Miami, passed away on
December 10, 1963. She is survived by her husband now 81 years old.
He did construction work and they lived at Cocoli before retirement.
News has reached us of the death of Mr. Lee Nash in January. Their
many friends in this area extend sincere sympathy to his wife, Peggy, and
daughter, Sandra Lee.
The first picnic of 1964 of the Canal Zone Society of Southeastern
Florida will be held on April 26th at Greynolds Park in North Miami.
Mr. Dunham has reserved the covered Shelter just east of Highway No. 1
for our use. The clan will begin to gather about eleven o'clock and a
"Carry-in" picnic lunch will be served buffet style about one o'clock.It
will be good to get together after the winter recess.
Full schedule for 19.64 picnics is as follows:
Greynolds Park Shelter East of Highway No. 1 April 26
Matheson Park Stone Shelter -. ---- July 5
Greynolds Park-Shelter East of Highway No. 1 --August 23
Matheson Park Stone Shelter ---.---...._.. -. October 18
Ruth T. Metzger

John and Erna Hower.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moody.
Mr. Harry Lewis and daughter Betty.


The Panama Canal will be part of the route for delivery of a new
ferry, the Tustumena, to the state of Alaska. The vessel was built in
Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and was scheduled to be launched there Dec. 14. In
June it will begin the 10,000 mile trip to Seattle, Wash., via the St. Law-
rence Seaway, the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, through the Canal,
and up the West Coast. The journey is expected to take four to six weeks.

An open air museum of relics pre-dating even early French construc-
tion days on the Panama Canal will be established within the near future
as a by-product of the latest project for widening of the Canal channel
from 300 to 500 feet.
It is to be located on Contractor's Hill, and can be established at little
cost through coordination with routine project operations. Material and
equipment of French construction days and some from the old Panama
Railroad dating back to the late 1850's are being dug out by the contractor
at work on the Zone I (above elevation 95) work on the 3.1 mile Bas
Obispo-Las Cascadas Reach widening.
Plans also call for placing representative items of construction equip-
ment in the vicinity of the Balboa Heights railroad station where the most
ancient of the Panama Railroad's locomotives, "Old 299," was dedicated
as a monument January 28, 1955, during celebration of the railroad's
Old, small Belgian and French dump cars manufactured in the 1880's,
and some from early U.S. construction work, are being found on the pro-
ject site, along with rail, original bridges for the rail line, and pieces of
abutments for it.

The Panama Canal can and does accommodate most customers so long
as they float and can fit into the locks. Recently a 143-foot ocean-going tug
radioed her impending arrival from the west coast but failed to mention
she had a 400-foot dry dock in tow. Canal port authorities took the arrival
of the unexpected customer in their stride. While the tug was placed on
the regular transit schedule for the day following her arrival, a Panama
Canal tug was lined up to tow the big dry dock through the Canal to Cris-
tobal. Both joined forces again in Cristobal and continued their journey
to Vera Cruz, Mexico.


Did you know that Grace Morris of Lutz, Fla. wrote a very
good article, which was published in the Tampa, Fla. Tribune as a re-
buttal to "Where the ugliest American are" by Roland Evans and Robert
Novak. Howard Air Force Base is back in business as a U.S. Air Force
installation... over 70% of C.Z. students enter universities .. .7 Balboa
residents went to Gorgas after being bitten by a rabid cat a large
deer ran into Victor Herr's car bruising his arm that approximately
3,200,000 cubic yards of material have been removed from Gaillard Cut
for widening the Canal from 300 to 500 feet the Cucaracha Signal
Station has been inactivated after nearly 50 years' use ... a female moth
caused the rash that affected hundreds of Isthmians C.Z. boys and
girls worked in commissaries, stocking shelves, in Service Centers clear-
ing tables, cooking and all sorts of odd jobs for absent employees during
the recent crisis Cash from the payroll building in Ancon was moved
to the Administration building and all pay checks were late .

Many thanks to all who sent items of interest; pictures; words of
encouragement and to the reporters for getting their material in on time.
Please be explicit in reporting names, addresses, dates and sources of in-
formation: If items do not appear in the Record when you think they
should it is because they are late getting to me.


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Telephone 867-2315 St. Petersburg, Florida, 33712



for Membership BLOOD BANK FUND
Residents of Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. 33733
Florida Only

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DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children $1.00 per year.

Payment Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. 33733

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for Membership Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33733


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Dues $4.00 per year, effective Jan. 1964. Add 45c to checks on Canal Zone banks

Payment Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. 33733


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DUES $4.00 per year. January 1, 1964 to December 31 following.
Add 46c to checks on Canal Zone banks.


Schmitt, Mrs. William C.-Box 1242 ---------------------------St. Thomas

Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Mack F.-Box 377-------------------- Balboa Heights
Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Preston-Box 2283 -----------------------Balboa
Busch, Mr. Fred J.-Box 1250-------------------------------.... -Balboa
Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. James-Box 35-----------------------. Coco Solo
Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W.-Box 262-------- --------------Gamboa
Frangioni, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K.-Box 143--------------------- Balboa
Freidrich, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J.-Box 465-------------------- Margarita
Goodwin, Mr. and Mrs. Joe H.-Box 1801 ------ ----------------Balboa
Gribbons, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.-Box 684------------------- --------Balboa
Irvin, Capt. and Mrs. S. S., Jr.-Box 103-------------------------Margarita
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.-Box 2955------------------------_Cristobal
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. L. F., Jr.-Box 65------------------------ --- Gamboa
Lattin, Mr. and Mrs. Roy G.-Box 412----- ----------------Balboa
Singley, Mrs. Alice-Box 45------------------- -- ----------Fort Clayton
Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J.-Box 907 ----- ------------__- Balboa
Waldorf, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J.-Box 656 ------ ---- --- Balboa
Wertz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L., Jr.-Box 374 ---------------- -- Margarita
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard B.-Box 473----------------- Balboa Heights

Foiles, Mr. and Mrs. C. L.-298 North Hartford Street--- -- Chandler 85224

Benjarano, Miss Helen-430 South Burnside--------------Los Angeles 90036
Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Bronson B.-2221Chevy Oaks Circle
c/oMrs. Lillian Lowe, 16106 Cohassett Street---------------- Van Nuys

Keller, Mr. Louis A.-2804 Brentwood Rd.. N.E.----------..Washington 20018

Battersby, Mr. and Mrs. C. B.-707 50th St. Court West_--__Bradenton 33505
Calson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W.-(After 10-1-'64)-4005 Tacon St., Tampa 33609
Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Ross-4740 4th Street So.----St. Petersburg 33705
Dobson, Mr. and Mrs. William .E.-1753 Rainbow Drive.---.- Clearwater 33515
Esser, Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd E.-Coral Ridge Towers North
3200 N.E. 36th Street, Apt 201------------------- Fort Lauderdale 33308
Fraser, Mr. H. M.-2340 Jones. Drive---. ----------------- --.- Dunedin
Gunn, Mr. and Mrs. Landon H.-208 So. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 32082
Hall, Mrs. Dorothy N.-c/o Miss M. J. Parsons, 607 South Blvd., Tampa 36606
Hall, Mrs. Patricia Howard-7865 14th Way North ---- St. Petersburg 33702
Hutchings, Mr & Mrs. Alba D.-1988 Karen Dr., Apt. A__-ort Lauderdale 33302
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Dan-465 N.W. 87th Street----........---.. Miami 33150
Laurie, Mrs. Charlotte C.-3228 7th Ave. North--.---.. St. Peteksburg 33713
McKeown, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R.-3037 Xenia St. No...._St. Petersburg 33713

McNall, Mr and Mrs. Glenn R.-350 78th Avenue....St. Petersburg Beach 33706
Ro:.e Mr. and Mrs. W. J.-1615 Lakeview.----- .------------- Eustis, 32726
Sanborn, Mrs. Ethel H.-1010 S.E. 10th Court---------- Deerfield Beach 33441
Thompscn. Mr. and Mrs, Paul D.-4931 N.E. 25th Avenue, Pompano Beach 83064
Bkelding, Miss Elizabeth-
980 62nd Avenue South, Apt. 7-B----------------- St Petersburg 33705

Tiernan, Miss Ellen M.-990 62nd Ave. So., Apt. 7-B---.. .St. Petersburg 33705
Ward, Mr. and Mrs. William H.-(After 3-15-'64)
P. O. Box 2346 -------------------------------------Port Charlotte 33952
Wirt. Mr. Vincent W.-12505 N.E. 16th Ave.-"Arch Creek"-----North Miami

Bleakley Mr. William-3318 Victory Drive .-----.--. -------..-- Columbus

Mack, Mr. and Mrs. F. C.-24 Pershing Drive--........--...---- --.... Boise

Starr. Miss Helen-313 East State No. 1-------------.---------- Mason City

Percy. Mr. David N.-Durregg Lane ------------------------ Louisville 40213

Tyrrell. Mrs. Etta Fay-2915 Maurepas Street--------------- New Orleans

Jacob Mr. James E.-212 South 7th Street----- ------------ ---- Columbus

Reavis, Mrs. B. M.-P. O, Box 234 ------------------------ Alamogordo

Gregg, Miss R. Stella--01S 41st Avenue---------------------...Elmhurst 73

Gaeb, Mrs. H. J.-6326 Euclid Road-----------------------Cincinnati 45236

Fraser, Mr. Andrew-Aiken Street----------------------------- __Batesburg
Westendorff, Mr. J. W.-814 Boardman Road------------------------. Aiken

Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur-4929 Edenshire-------------- Memphis 38117

White, Mr. and Mrs. P. Alton-7525 Hillcroft, Apt. 38---------Houston 77036

Cook, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.-Box 862------------------. -------- Clarksville
Humphrey, Cdr, and Mrs. W. C.-1116 South Edgewood St.--.Arlington 22204

Vinton, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W.-3100 So. Webster Avenue -------Green Bay


Mrs. Peter Zagone (Mary Goulet) and children, Alamogardo, New Mexico

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Wilkinson, Donna, Tex.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cauthers, King's Point Chapel, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes and
Jim's daughters, Los Angeles,

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Pete Brennen, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Panama Canal Society of Florida
P. O. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

U. S. Post.le
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Permit No. 603





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