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Canal record
Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
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v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Place of Publication:
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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University of Florida
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(Courtesy of Frank A. Baldwin, Panama Canal Information Officer

JUNE 1964

NOv 1i6,/BO
There as notmuch to say because a// tha/ would say ,i
howhearhly appreciate on beha/of/he country the work that
you are doing. Yesterday and today as have been going along
the canal andseeing thW work I have felt more and more a
feefing toward you e/tl/emen and toward a// connectedwit
the Canal who renow gong a/onq anddoingte/ir duty, that
they are eartnin a right lo the gra'itude of th country ruch as
can norma//y be earned only by soldiers who hare ervedin
the few great war otfhistor.
/Ihavejust the feeling aboutyoumen down here that
have in meeting the men who have done wellin a big war
necessary for thehonor andinterest of the country that
has been carriedto a successful conclusion.
Next to man's home life the thing best worth don9 /As
something that counts not only for himself but for t'e country
at large, and thot / the k/nddof hiA you're doing, andlhope
that the spirit already here will /roweven 9reaer such as
will make each man identify himself with this work and do
itin such shape that h the future it wi// on/y be necessary
to say of any man He was connected with the dig ling of
the Panama Cana/" to confer the patentof nobility upon ta/man.
In other words dust as we think of those who fought va/iantly
in the Civil War we feelthathe iaman who does not have
to explain his part in the work of civil//ation ancd is a
great work and/ feel/that this is what you tave earned.
What he has done explains itself. Now that is exactly what
we wil/ dave the right to say. That man did/is fut/duty,
becausehe was connected honorably and in good fBath
with the greaotet featof/he kind ever performedin /merica,
the preaest feareverperformed by any natn in the history ofIhel.
Now goodbye and qood luck. you seem a strait'pt-ut
set of Amer/cans and /am mighty proud of you.

JS^LOT^U^ /To-y^4

( Courtesy of Jim Hickman and Doug Johnson )
Ruins of south end of Cristobal YMCA, burned on January 10, 1964, day before anti-American
elements concentrated on old Cristobal Commissary Building. Snipers prevented Canal Zone
fire rigs from fighting the fire. Masonic Temple, featured in LIFE Magazine, in background.
Heavy damage done to window glass but attempts to fire the building failed.

f Inno..

( Courtesy of Jim Hickman and Doug Johnson )

Old Cristobal Commissary about month after being burned on January 11, 1964. Maintenance
Division crane used to salvage copper roofing which was slowly being stolen by residents
of Colon. Snipers and Molotov cocktail throwers used balconies on right to do damage.
Snipers prevented Canal Zone fire rigs from fighting the fire.

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Mrs. Robert Neeley, Mildred Neeley, Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. WalterCousineau,

W. Covina. Calif.

Capt. and Mrs. Henry Falk, St. Petersburg, Florida

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Alien, Dunedin, Florida

The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships

Ernest M. Kieswetter
W. J. Dorgan
Lucille S. Judd
Betty Lockridge
Record Editor
Mary Belle Hicks
Recording Sec'y.
Martin Nickel

J. F. Warner
Executive Committee
Ernest M. Kieswetter
W. J. Dorgan
Lucille S. Judd
Betty Lockridge
Mary Belle Hicks
Andy Fraser
Dewey Goodwin
Albert McKeown
David S. Smith


Federal Income Tax changes that will mean
pocket for the year 1964.

more money in your

A. Lower tax rates for most retirees this will amount to about
4% on the first $2,000 of their taxable income.
B. Dividend Exclusion and Credit Under the new law the divi-
dend exclusion is increased from $50 to $100 per person.
C. Sale of Family Residence Homes that have been owned and
lived in for five years prior to sale will not be subject to capital
gains tax for sales of $20,000 or less, after sales expenses have
been deducted.
D. Retirement Income Credit Under former rates, if a person had
the full retirement income credit of $1,524, he could apply up
to $304.80 toward taxes which he would have had to pay. Be-
cause social security benefits are awarded not only to the retired
employee but to his dependent spouse, the Congress increased the
retirement income credit for married couples to $2,286 if they
are 65 or over. However, if each is a retired employee receiving
retirement income, then each can claim the individual credit on
the basis of up to $1,524 of retirement income.
Thanks again for writing your Congressman on the Income Tax Law.
The only way that you have of letting them know what you want is to
sit down and write them a short note.
G. C. Lockridge, Legislative Representative


On behalf of the more than two thousand members of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, may I extend congratulations to the Panama
Canal Organization and all its employees, on the Fiftieth Anniversary and
celebration of the opening of the Canal to the World's shipping.
President, Panama Canal Society of Florida


John P. Corrigan, Jr.-Terminals Division-36 years, 5 months.
George A. Willis-Maintenance Division-34 years, 2 months, 7 days.
Walter W. Carson-Dredging Division-16 years, 11 months, 22 days.
Capt. Carl W. Cetti- Pilot, Navigation Division-24 yrs., 9 mo., 13 days.
Capt. John J. Connard-Pilot, Navigation Division-
25 years, 1 month, 18 days.
Frank J. Dolan-Locks Division-24 years, 6 months, 10 days.
David W. Ellis-Dredging Division-26 years, 8 months, 29 days.
Louis H. Hack-Engineering Division-36 years, 4 months, 3 days.
Lieut. Ralph E. Masters- Police Division-21 years, 10 months, 17 days.
Miss Dorothy B. Moody-Instructor, Schools Div.-30 yrs., 6mo., 4 days.
James J. Morris-Contract and Inspection Division-25 yrs., 6 mo., 4 days.
Roger T. Williams-Terminals Division-35 years, 10 months, 16 days.
John E. Winklosky-Contract and Inspection Div.-20 yrs., 7 mo., 11 days.
Mrs. Mary S. Wir- Clerk, Div. of Schools-23 years, 6 months, 21 days.

Mr. and Mrs. John McAvoy of Shawnee-Mission, Kansas, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Gloria Jean, to Mr. David Conrad
Yerkes, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson Yerkes of Diablo Heights,
Canal Zone.
Miss McAvoy graduated this spring from Kansas State University at
Manhattan. Mr. Yerkes is a graduate of Kansas State University.
Miss Joanne Ermish and Mr. Robert Francis Sander were joined in
Holy Matrimony March 14, 1964, in St. Mary's Mission in Balboa.
Mrs. Sanders is the daughter of Sergeant-Major Everett G. Ermish

of Ft. Clayton, C.Z. Mr. Sander, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
W. Sander of El Coco Del Mar, Panama City, R. de P., will enter the
insurance business in Madison, Wise. with Lincoln Life.
Miss Margaret Catherine Corrigan became the bride of A-3C Allan
Edward Park at the Church of the Transfiguration, St. Petersburg, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen J. Corrigan of Mar-
garita, Canal Zone. Park is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Park, 6085
43rd Terrace North. She has been living with her grandmother, Mrs. Cath-
erine Pearl, St. Petersburg.
Following a wedding trip the couple will live at 6019 43rd Terr. No.
The bride, born in the Republic of Panama, was graduated from Bal-
boa High School, Canal Zone. She is a clerk--typist at Florida National
Park, a native of Ancon, Canal Zone, was graduated from Dixie
Hollins High School. He is serving in the Air Force, stationed at Keesler
Air Force Base, Miss.
Mrs. Sarah A. Wadsworth and Mr. George A. Jones of Washington,
D.C. were married January 20, 1964 in the Rotunda of the Old Senate
office building. Dr. Frederick Brown Harris, Senate Chaplain, officiated.
They later visited in St. Petersburg, Fla. and expect to locate in Central,
Mrs. Bessie Foster and Mr. Ralph Witmiller were married February
28, 1964. They are at home to their friends at 4434 -45th Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Reverend and Mrs. Joseph C. Jenkins of Las Cumbres, Panama,
announce the betrothal of their daughter, Joella Sue, to Randall Lloyd
Deakins. A graduate of Balboa High School, Miss Jenkins graduates
this spring from Canal Zone college. Deakins is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roger L. Deakins of Diablo Heights, a graduate of Balboa High School
and Canal Zone Junior College. He is employed by the Panama Canal Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Walling of Seattle, Wash. announce the
marriage of their daughter, Leslie, to Mr. James H. Marvin, Spokane,
Wash., on February 8, 1964 at the Community Congregational Church in
Pullman, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin are attending Washington State U.
Leslie is a Junior and James a Senior.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan K. Miller of Balboa, C.Z. announce the marriage
of their daughter, Martha Karen, to Mr. Stephen A. Young, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Myron J. Young of Georgetown, Illinois on February 8, 1964.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kirkland of Panama City announce the
marriage of their daughter, Jessie Firth, to Private Edward M. Jones, Jun-
ior of Olympia, Washington, on Feb. 29 in that city.
Private Jones, Junior, is the son of Chief Warrant Officer and Mrs.
Edward M. Jones, Senior, of Olympus, Washington.
The couple is stationed at Dougway Proving Grounds, Utah.
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Powell Mills Dawley of the General Theolog-
ical Seminary have announced the engagement of their daughter Miss
Victoria Wainwright Dawley to Mr. John Henry Smith, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Robert Smith of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.
Miss Dawley attended the Chapin School and graduated from St. Tim-
othy's School, Stevenson, Maryland. She is a member of the senior class
at Wells College.
Mr. Smith, a graduate of Cornell University in the Class of 1961,
is a senior at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Travis J. Wallace of Gamboa, announce the engagement
of their daughter Judith M. Sigl to Frank E. Weber, son of Mrs. Gladys
L. Weber of Detroit, Michigan. Miss Sigl is a graduate of Balboa High
School and of Mercy College in Detroit where she obtained a Bachelor
of Science Degree in nursing. She is presently employed by the Visiting
Nurse Association as a Public Health Nurse in Detroit.
Mr. Weber received his degree of Bachelor of Economics from the
University of Detroit and is now attending the Detroit College of Law.

Miss Elizabeth Ann Harless, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert C. Smith
of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Harold H. Feeney II, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold J. Feeney of Balboa Heights, were married at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Punta Gorda on November 27, 1963. The Rev. James
E. Quinn officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Mr. Feeney served as his son's best man. Ushers were Robert L. Hassel
and Charles E. Harless, brother of the bride.
A reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. Triana of Port Charlotte,
given by the bride's parents, followed the church ceremony.
Following a wedding trip to points of interest in Florida the couple
has returned to Punta Gorda and are making their home at 232 Harvey St.
Mrs. Feeney is presently employed in the loan department of the
First National Bank.
Mr. Feeney is a graduate of Balboa High School and attended Clem-
son College in Clemson, North Carolina. He is a teller at the First Na-
tional Bank.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Bartley Smith announce the marriage of their daugh-
ter, Carmen Mercedes to Mr. Carl Herbert Neu, Jr., Lieutenant United
States Army, on the 8th of February, 1964, in Erlangen, Germany.
Mrs. Marica Van Horne of Diablo Heights and Raymond A. David-
son of Balboa were married on Friday evening, April 3, 1964. The cere-
mony took place in Gatun, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Solomon,
brother-in-law and sister of Mr. Davidson.
Mrs. Davidson is in the Office of the Director of the Canal Zone
Health Bureau.
Mr. Davidson holds a position at the Pacific Locks.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Browder Webster of Balboa, C.Z., announce the
betrothal of their daughter, Nancy Belle to Leonard R. Lindenmeyer of
Baltimore, Maryland. Miss Webster is a graduate of Balboa High School
and Canal Zone College and is in her senior year at North Texas Univer-
sity. Lindenmeyer, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
is employed by Bell Helicopter Company, Fort Worth, Texas, as an elec-
trical engineer.


Mr. and Mrs. Holder (Dorothy Hart) announce the birth of their
second son, Stephen Robbins, on March 9th in Jefferson, Ga. Maternal
grandparents are Mrs. Alice Hart, Tampa, Fla., and the late Max Hart.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chapman (Dorothy Ann Hicks) announce
the birth of their third child and second son, David Paul, on April 9, 1964
at Addis Adaba, Ethiopia. Dr. Chapman is a medical missionary serving
under the Sudan Interior Mission Board in Ethiopia. He and Dorothy are
completing their third year on the field and have two more years to serve
before they are rotated back to the states for a years leave of absence.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hicks of St.
Petersburg, Florida. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott
Chapman of Toledo, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Stonicher of Metairie, Louisiana, announce
the arrival of their first daughter, Patricia Mae, on March 20, 1964. Patri-
cia has two brothers, Richard and Robert. Mrs. Stonicher is the former
Sylvia Mae Dinkgreve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Dinkgreve
of Margarita, Canal Zone, who were there to welcome their granddaughter.

Mr. and Mrs. James O. Pederson (Judy Griffin) announce the birth
of a son, James Lance, March 8, 1964.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Griffin of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hans
P. Pederson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Jim and Judy are at home to their friends in Robertsville, Union Hill
Road, New Jersey. (Mail address: R.D. No. 1; Box 229-B; Englishtown,
New Jersey).
Born to: J. Earle Sandiford, Jr. and Mildred Hall Sandiford their second
child, a boy, named Timothy Neil on March 25, 1964 in San Diego, Calif.


Three Panama Canal pilots who put their heads together and worked
out the most beneficial suggestion of the past year for improvement in
Panama Canal operations each received a gold watch, a check for $333.33
and a Suggestion Award certificate with the personal congratulations of
Canal Zone Governor Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
The presentation ceremony February 7 in the Administration Build-
ing, Balboa Heights, honored Capt. Walter A. Reinheimer of the Atlantic
side of the Isthmus, and Capt. Irving G. Hay and Capt. Robin L. Erixon
of the Pacific side.
Panama Canal pilot Captains Erixon, Hay, and Reinheimer suggested
the admission of water into lock chambers behind deep draft superships
to "flood" them out of the lower lock chambers at Gatun and Pedro Miguel.
This suggestion, resulting in development of a highly satisfactory proced-
ure which has been standardized, constituted a major breakthrough in solv-
ing a difficult ship handling problem at the Panama Canal.
Rabbi Nathan Witkin and Dr. Bernard K. Levin received the Silver
Beaver Award, from the Canal Zone Council, Boy Scouts of America, at
its Annual Recognition Dinner held at the Albrook Officers' Club. The
Silver Beaver is the highest award the Boy Scout Council can make. The
recipients are selected from scouters with length of ten years and out-
standing service to scouting and other community accomplishments.
Charles E. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Smith of St. Peters-
burg, Florida, was graduated at the end of the first semester, Class of 1964,
from the University of Tampa at Tampa, Florida. While completing his
college work, Charles, with his wife and two children, made their home

with his parents in St. Petersburg. Charles is presently teaching in the
Lothian Junior-Senior High School at Lothian, Maryland. He and his
family are now making their home at Harwood, Maryland, south of Anna-

Mr. and Mrs. William Gaudette from Westfield, Mass., were week-end
guests of Lew and Irene Hasemann, Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. David Percy
stopped by on his way to Louisville, Ky.

Charles E. Bath, one of the oldest retired Canal Zone sanitary inspec-
tors, celebrated his 84th birthday recently doing what he likes to do most
-chasing malaria mosquitos.
Riding in a boat named the Bathanus, after a species of mosquito he
discovered, the veteran sanitary inspector went up the Chagres River with
Mack F. Bailey, Chief of Area Sanitation, and spent the morning dipping
for mosquito larvae.
At noon he returned to Gamboa and was the guest of honor at a sur-
prise luncheon at the Gamboa Golf Club.
A veteran of the Spanish-American War in the Philippines, Bath
remained in the Philippines working with the Health Department for sev-
eral years after his discharge from the Army. At that time, Asiatic cholera
was epidemic in that area and he recalls that whiskey was the best medicine
On his way home to New York in 1906, he stopped off at the Canal
Zone and has been there ever since. Colonel Gorgas hired him a a member
of the group of sanitary inspectors working under J. A. LePrince, Chief
Sanitary Inspector, who had charge of the initial clean-up of the Canal
Zone and Panama which resulted in the elimination of yellow fever and
reduction in the malaria rate.
He became so efficient at catching infected mosquitos that he was
promoted to Division Sanitary Inspector at the Ancon Headquarters, a
position he held down when he was retired in 1942. He returned to work
briefly in 1943 to help with the yellow fever mosquito campaign. Since
his retirement, he has been living in Gamboa and occasionally goes out
on a mosquito patrol.

Frances A. Castles, acting superintendent of the Canal Zone Division
of Schools, was promoted to Superintendent of Schools effective March 15.
He had held the position of acting superintendent of schools since Novem-
ber 1963, when Sigurd E. Esser, retired from Panama Canal service and
left the Isthmus to reside in the United States.

Mr. Castles, who was born in Revere, Mass., received his bachelor
of education degree at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., and his master
of education degree at Boston College Graduate School, Chestnut Hill,
After teaching mathematics in the Balboa Junior High School, he was
named acting principal in February 1947. The following school year he
was promoted to Junior High School principal.
He was awarded a Fullbright scholarship for study in Norway and
Italy in 1960, the first Fullbright grant to be received by a member of
the Canal Zone's Division of Schools. He was selected by the Board of
Foreign Scholarships of the Department of State for the grant, which is
more formally known as the International Educational Exchange Program
of the U.S. Government.
He resides in Los Rios with his wife and daughter.

Gerard J. Welch, industrial engineer on the Panama Canal Executive
Planning Staff, has been selected for a Career Education Award sponsored
by the National Institute of Public Affairs of Washington, D.C.
"A considerable number of people from many agencies were nomin-
ated and competition was keen. My congratulations and best wishes for
a year of study that will be all you want it to be," said the letter from
Richard E. McArdle, executive director, that notified Welch of his selec-
tion. Welch has been accepted by the University of Chicago for graduate
study, at the start of the next school year.
As a scholarship recipient, Welch will be given an academic year of
graduate-level study at the University of Chicago, will continue to receive
his usual salary, will have all tuition charges paid, and receive a grant
which may be used for books and other classroom expenses, for assistance
in relocating temporarily at the university, and for other costs not paid
by the Canal organization.
Welch was born at Gorgas Hospital and is a second generation resi-
dent of the Canal Zone. He attended Balboa High School and was grad-
uated from the Chattanooga, Tenn., High School; the Canal Zone College
with the associate in arts degree and holds a bachelor of science degree
in industrial engineering from Oklahoma A. & M.
He began work with the Canal organization in February 1957 as a
valuation engineer, transferred to the Executive Planning Staff as an In-
dustrial engineer in 1961.
He is a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, and
of the Society of American Military Engineers.
When he goes to Chicago in the fall, he will be accompanied by his

wife, Grace Lambano, and their three children: Kathleen, 5, Gerard, 4,
and Christopher, 2.
An official commendation for coolness, alertness and quick action
and a check for $100 were awarded to James A. Bowen, electrical inspector
in the Construction Division, whose quick action "prevented a serious fire
and possible loss of life at the Canal Zone College."
The commendation, signed by Governor Robert J. Fleming, Jr., was
presented to Bowen by Col. Matthew C. Harrison, Engineering and Con-
struction Director, in his office at Balboa Heights in the presence of Charles
Kurmer, assistant chief of the Construction Division.
The incident which lead to the special award occurred Feb. 18 about
9:20 a.m. when smoke was observed emerging from above the new sus-
pended ceiling on the third floor hallway of the College building.
According to the commendation, Bowen notified the Dean of the Col-
lege, went to the third floor, moved a workman's ladder to the vicinity of
the smoke, and removed the new suspended ceiling. He then broke through
the old ceiling and exposed the fire in the attic.
Using soda ash from fire extinguishers, he completely extinguished
the blaze and then remained on the scene until the arrival of the Fire
Division forces.
"Your heads-up response to this emergency is certainly a model for
all of us to follow," Fleming said in the commendation. "The Panama
Canal is proud to have men of your calibre in the organization. I am
attaching a check for $100 as a special recognition of your prompt and
efficacious action."
Mr. Bowen is married to Carol Hendricks. ED.
William J. Allen, who received his schooling in the Canal Zone and
was graduated from Balboa High School before going on to higher endu-
cation in the United States, is listed in the 1963-1964 "Who's Who in
American Education," an illustrated biographical directory of eminent
living educators or the United States and Canada. This is the 21st edition.
It is edited by Robert C. Cook of Columbia University.
Allen is a son of Mrs. Mary Allen of Curundu and the late Walter J.
Allen. His father had been employed in the Panama Canal Administra-
tive Branch and died in 1958. His mother is with the Telephone Exchange
at Corozal.
After graduation from Balboa High School he received a degree of
Bachelor in Music Education, Instrumental at Kansas State Teachers
College and a Master's Degree in Music Education, Instrumental at Ann
Arbor, Michigan.

Allen now is head of the music department in the Dunedin Highland
Junior High School, Dunedin, Florida.
His wife is the former Eileen Schneider, daughter of Mr .and Mrs.
John Schneider of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen and their three children reside at 85 New Jersey
Drive, Dunedin, Florida.
Earl F. Orr, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Orr, Balboa, Canal Zone, is
among students at Tri-State College, named to receive the Silver Key
award in recognition of scholastic achievements.
Mr. Orr is among students in the School of Business Administration,
majoring in Accounting at Tri-State College. He is a 1963 graduate of
Balboa High School.

Lou Snediker and Emily have returned to Jacksonville, Florida after
a short try at living in the Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. and Mrs. David S. Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently
spent some time with two of their daughters and families in Virginia; Sgt.
and Mrs. (Mariemma) Paul R. McDonald and sons, Paul and Mark at
Port Royal and Mr. and Mrs. (Georgia) Karl P. Trillhaase and sons,
David and Walter at Arlington. While there, they visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Melton B. Smith and family, formerly of Gatun and now of Glen
Burnie, Maryland. Melton and David are brothers. On the way back to
Florida, they visited Ayden, North Carolina, David's boyhood home.

Mrs. Pearl L. Knapp of Birmingham, Alabama was a recent guest in
the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Belle and Bobby Hicks
of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Newland who are former residents of Panama City,
are guests at the Hotel El Panama Hilton.
Mr. Newland is International Sales Manager for Becton Dickenson
Corp. and the family now lives in Essex Falls, New Jersey.

Mrs. Clarence W. Smith (Dorothy Huff) recently returned from the
Canal Zone where she spent three weeks visiting her daughter and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Egger and Beverly. The elder daughter, Patricia,
who is a Junior at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, spent the
Christmas holidays with her grand-mother in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Edward F. Armistead, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Armistead of
Margarita, has been elected president of Sigma Mu Sigma, one of eight

fraternities on the campus. Armistead is a student in the Department of
Electrical Engineering at Tri-State College, Angola, Indiana.

Mrs. Neil V. Branstetter and daughter Margaret Ann, have left the
Isthmus and plan, to make their home in Washington, D.C. They will be
joined by Mr. Branstetter later in the year.

SBalboa High School's ace lefty baseball pitcher, Jim Riley, who
posted a 6-0 record this year in his final season as a Bulldog, received
an offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates to attend their spring training camp
in Fort Meyers, Florida, for about a week.
The offer came through Abdiel Flynn, an active member of the Pan-
ama Professional League and a stringer scout for the Pirates. Flynn ap-
parently had contacted Howie Haak, superintendent of scouts for the
Pirates organization in Latin America, about Riley.
Riley, a 6 foot 1 inch, 175-pound southpaw, said Flynn called him
and made a proposal from the Pirates. The Pittsburgh offer was to play
for the Bucs for 2 years right out of high school and then go to college
when he is 20.
Riley, however, proposed that Pittsburgh give him a large enough
bonus so that he can go to college on it, promising to play for the Pirates
upon completion of his formal education.
The Pirates offered to pay complete expenses for both Jim and his
father, James W. Riley, employed in the telephone office in the Adminis-
tration Building at Balboa Heights. At the time the offer was made, Jim
Senior was on leave in Arkansas.
Another Zonian, Ed Napoleon, already is a member of the Pirate
organization. A 1955 graduate of Balboa High School, Napoleon plays
for the Pirate farm Club in Asheville, S.C.

A master key to the Panama Canal Locks and a certificate naming him
honorary aide for communications, radio, and TV were presented James
E. Pattison by Governor Fleming, prior to Pattison's departure from the
Canal Zone. For the past 8 years, Pattison has been SCN program direc-
tor. Mrs. Pattison also received a master key to the locks.
Pattison was program director of SCN from the time the television
station first went on the air. Earlier he had been CFN radio program
director. He went to the Isthmus from Pennsylvania and is returning to
Pennsylvania where he will continue in broadcasting work.
The SCN crew presented him a Zenith transoceanic radio as a part-
ing gift, and the U.S. Army Southern Command gave him a Department
of Army Certificate of Achievement. A letter of appreciation from the

Canal Zone United Fund committee was given him expressing sincere
thanks for his part in making the 1963 United Fund Telethon an outstand-
ing success.
Mr. and Mrs. Pattison were accompanied to the States by their three
sons, Tommy, James, Jr., and Mike.

Mrs. Constance Bishop of Washington, D.C. visited for a week with
her brother-in-law and sister, Captain and Mrs. Robert McAllister of
Corozal, C.Z.

Navy Lieutenant William J. McKeown was promoted to his present
rank on March 1, 1964 at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, as a
pilot presently attached to Patrol Squadron Sixteen at Jacksonville. He
is the son of Mrs. Helen D. McKeown of Diablo Heights, and the brother
of Mrs. Arlene Tochterman of Corozal. Lt. McKeown, while attached to
VP-16, saw much of the world.
During the summer of 1963 he flew to South Africa for a naval exer-
Lt. McKewn resides at the Naval Air Station with his wife Brenda
and their two children Kathy and Patti.
David W. Ellis of the Dredging Division, last of the U.S. citizens in
the Canal organization who was employed during construction years,
retired from Panama Canal service recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis left the Isthmus for South Carolina and then plan
to visit for a time on the west coast.
He was born in Savannah, Georgia, and went to the Isthmus in 1905
with his parents. His father, Freeman B. Ellis, who was employed in the
Isthmian Canal Commission's Health Department, died in Colon Hospital
April 28, 1907.
Young David attended school in Gorgona and in 1914 went to work
as a "boy" on the Isthmian Canal.
From the Panama Canal REVIEW .
A PIONEER Dr. Harry Eno, a name well known on both sides of
the Isthmus, is exactly that.
He went to the Isthmus from Hoboken, N.J. in 1905, shortly after
completing his training as an intern, and found himself in the middle
of the fight against "yellow jack."
He has been there ever since and at present is one of the few U.S.
citizens possessing a license to practice medicine in the Republic of
When he went to Panama, health conditions were deplorable. But

during the years he has seen the Isthmus become one of the health spots
in the world.
He worked with Col. W. C. Gorgas and other medical greats of the
construction days and remained to establish, with Dr. Surse Taylor, the
Samaritan Hospital in Colon, the only hospital there for many years.
He has been decorated by both United States and Panama Govern-
ments, has received recognition for his extensive welfare work and has
been honored by the Rotary Club, the American Red Cross, and the Sal-
vation Army.
"Everyone asks me why I came here in the first place," Dr. Eno said.
"Well there I was in Hoboken and here was the Panama Canal need-
ing doctors and sanitation men to fight the fever that was killing off the
Canal workers faster than they could dig the big ditch. I also had a de-
sire to study tropical medicine," he said.
One of his first memories was going to work at Gorgas, then known
as Ancon Hospital, with orders to have the laboratory reports up by the
time that Dr. Gorgas made his rounds in the morning.
The laboratory reports were the only means they had to determine
quickly if a patient had the dread and nearly always fatal yellow fever.
"Col. Gorgas was a charming man," Dr. Eno recalls. "The theory
that yellow fever and malaria was caused by the bite of a mosquito had
been proven in Cuba but it had not been generally accepted in medical
circles and Colonel Gorgas had a tough time convincing the U.S. Congress
that he needed more money for his clean-up campaign. At one time he had
screening put on Ancon Hospital himself, using make-shift materials."
Dr. Eno spent his first years training at Ancon and then was trans-
ferred to the Atlantic side where the Isthmian Canal Commission operated
Colon Hospital. Later he was district physician at Portobelo, a historic
town where hundreds of construction workers were engaged in digging
gravel for the construction of the locks. He remembers this as one of the
most pleasant periods of his life.
After 10 years with the Canal organization, he left the Isthmus to
study surgery in the United States, Stockholm, and Vienna. At that time,
he also married a charming young lady from his hometown in up-State
New York and brought her back to Panama as a bride.
Dr. Eno has had a hand in or has given support to nearly every civic
or public welfare movement on the Atlantic side. Recently he gave funds
and turned over property for the construction of welfare centers and low
cost housing near Colon.
He has held the Panama Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa for a num-

her of years and is an-honorary member of the Colon Fire Department.
He and Mrs. Eno live in Colon where Dr. Eno, now 83 years old, has
a small clinic.

Edwin F. Rigby, new superintendent of the Storehouse Branch of the
Supply Division, will complete 35 years' service with the Storehouse Branch
next August 2. Originally he went to the Isthmus, while still in U.S. Army
service, to visit a friend. After receiving an honorable discharge from
military service he remained to start a Panama Canal career.
Rigby's son Lee, is now an Air Force lieutenant stationed in France.
He married a school teacher in Charlestown, S.C.
His daughter, Kaye, is married to a lawyer who is with the Securities
and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
His stepson, John Bundy, is a senior at Balboa High School, and
his step-daughter, Marion Bundy, a sophomore at Balboa High.
Mr. and Mrs. Rigby reside in Diablo Heights.

John A. Cooper and Dwight A. McKabney, two senior attorneys on
the staff of the General Counsel, have been promoted to Assistant General
Counsel, it has been announced by David J. Markun, General Counsel of
of the Panama Canal.
T. P. Daly, former assistant general counsel, left the Canal organiza-
tion last year and now is an associate in the New York City admiralty
firm of Poles, Tublin & Patestides.

Appointment of T. G. Relihan, general manager of the Supply Divi-
sion, to the position of Deputy Director of the Supply and Community
Service Bureau in addition to his other duties, was announced by L. A.
Ferguson, director of the bureau.
At the same time, R. K. Erbe, assistant to the director, was named
assistant director.
The two promotions were announced following the departure of R.
O. Theriault, former assistant director, whose retirement became effective
April 13. They are a first step in the overall reorganization of the Bureau
with a view to streamlining operations to improve efficiency and provide
closer supervision of the various units.
A picture of Gilbert Bullock appeared in a Washington, D.C. news-
paper with the following write-up:
Gilbert Bullock, a demonstration coordinator who specializes in the
Relay satellite, was born in the Canal Zone and lives in Laurel.
Relay, which beams television broadcasts to and from Europe, is like

a.wondrous.kaleidoscope of current events t him. -Its programs have in-
cluded events of the last year of President Kennedy's life and the Sonny
Liston-Cassius Clay fight, which was screened in Europe shortly after it
was over.
Lee Moreland also works at' Greenbelt, Md. Gilbert lives with. his
nmther in Laurel, Md. Lee and Gilbert both lived in Pedro Miguel. -ED.

;: A picture of Elsie Fowkes Jackson receiving a D.A.R. Award appeared
in the Alexandria, Va. Gazette, with the following. -- ED.
The Francis Wallis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
has the distinction of being the only group in this area to receive the
NSDAR President-General Citation for going beyond the 1964 Honor
Roll quota.
SMrs. Elsie Jackson, regent, accepted the award at the Virginia State
Luncheon Wednesday at the Willard Hotel. Joel T. Broyhill, congressman
from Virginia's 10th district, addressed the daughters.
The Charley Calvits left May 1st for their home at 4520 Tipon Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pa., 19135.
Mrs. Muriel De Young was the speaker at the monthly meeting of the
Canal Zone College Club, in April, The program, sponsored by the Art
Group, was a lecture on techniques of painting, accompanied by some
demonstrations at the Room of the Americas at Fort Amador Officer's
dOen Mess.
Mrs. De Young planned an exhibit of 12 oil paintings, including land-
scapes, still lifes, and portraits.
Mr. and.Mrs. Al Waldorf of Balboa, C.Z. were visitors in St. Peters-
burg,. Fla. before going on to Minnesota for a vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Selby of Diablo Heights, C.Z. sailed on a Norwegian
freighter to San Francisco, Calif. They spent a few months visiting their
children and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs.. John Benjaman have sold their home in Oakhurst, Cali-
fornia, and will be glad to see their friends at their new address 9930
Hope Circle South, Sun City, Arizona, 85351.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Barker, after touring eastern Mexico for two
months are sightseeing on the West Coast of the U.S.A.. While in Phoenix,
Arizona, they visited Mr. and Mrs. George V. Ritchey.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. High recently moved into their new home at 323

Venetian Way, Hattiesburg, Miss. Mr. High was for many years a phar-
macist at Gorgas Hospital. Mrs. High worked in the treasurer's office.
A long article entitled "Young Men in a Hurry", with a picture of
John Larry Young appeared in the St. Petersburg Times. John is mar-
ried to Catherine Mason, whose mother, Mrs. Maude Mason, lives in Tal-
lahassee, Fla. Excerpts follow: ED.
In January, 1960, John Larry Young was named city manager of
Safety Harbor, to become at 24 one of the nation's youngest city
Now 28, he has been Dunedin's city manager more than two years.
He is responsible for an annual budget of $1.25 million and more
than $7 million in facilities and equipment.
More specifically, he said Dunedin's present population of 12,000 is
expected to reach 23,000 by 1970 and 42,000 by 1980.
While studying architecture, in his second college year, he became
interested in city planning. This led to his changing his major to public
administration in which he received his B.S. degree from FSU in 1957.
Now a board member of the Florida City Managers Association,
Young served two years as the organization's secretary-treasurer. The
youngest member ever to have been chosen for this office.
At 21, while an FSU senior, John Young married Katherine Garnett
Mason, then working for her master's degree in the university's post grad-
uate school. She is a librarian by profession. The Young's have one
daughter, Leslie, 2Yz.
Norman A. Terry, Jr., of New Milford, Conn., vice-president of the
Thomas J. Long, Inc., a plastic corporation, and Thomas J. Long of Carl
Place, Long Island were the guests of Capt. and Mrs. Norman A. Terry
of St. Petersburg while on a business trip.
While in Florida they visited Norman's sister, Mrs. Lorraine Terry
Gilmore; Mr. and Mrs. Will Cleary of Miami, and Mrs. Jean Canavaggio
of Coral Gables.
The Norman A. Terry's, Jr. adopted a 2 month old baby girl, Susan
Lee, last October.
A decorative theme stressing Faith which she has chosen as theme of
her term in office was the background of a ceremony in Ancon Masonic
Temple that installed Miss Marjorie Morris as Worthy Advisor of Ancon
Assembly, Number Three, Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Retiring from office was Miss Carla Elich, Mmes. Mable Walker,

Mary Lynn Halsall, Barbara Dombrowski were recorders and Jean Dom-
browski was organist.

An event of the Easter season in Donna, Texas was the open house
between the hours of four and six on Monday afternoon, March 30, honor-
ing Mrs. Dora Wilkinson on her 90th birthday. The party was given in
the home of her son, Leslie E. Wilkinson, with her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Wilkinson, and the honoree's daughter, Mrs. Chris Arnold as hostesses.
Born in Iowa, Mrs. Wilkinson went to Donna with her husband, the
late Dr. John'L. Wilkinson, in 1922 (Dr. Wilkinson served in the Pedro
Miguel Dispensary until his death. Ed.)
Mrs. Wilkinson received her friends in the large sun room. She
wore a corsage of golden cymbidium orchids, a gift from her grandson,
John Wilkinson of California. Spring blossoms framed by a shining gold
"90", the gift of the Donna Rebekah Lodge were part of the table decor-

Mr. and Mrs. David DiRoma and family are visiting Mrs. Di-
Roma's mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kuhn of St. Petersburg.

For the second time in succession a woman has been appointed Clerk
of the Canal Zone District Court. She is Mrs. Lois Ott Harrison of Corozal.
Mrs. Harrison received her appointment on January 13, following
the retirement of Miss Sara de la Pena, first woman to hold the position
in the Canal Zone and one of only a few so employed in United States
Following the completion of her education she returned to Panama
and shortly after was married to Charles W. Harrison.
The Harrisons have three daughters, Robin, Christine and Gail. The
two older girls are married and live in the States. Robin is the mother of
the Harrison's five grandchildren. Christine teaches Spanish at Miami
Edison High School. Gail, the youngest, is a freshman at Balboa High.
Prior to her employment at the District Court which goes back 20
years, Mrs. Harrison had worked for the Panama Canal Co. in the Board
of Health Laboratory and with the Army and Navy.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry O'Niel (Ann Thomas) have left the Zone and are
living in Fort Worth, Texas, where Jerry is going back to college.
E. G. Bromilow of Connecticut and a former resident of the Isthmus
for many years was the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Fisher of
Panama City.

A retired executive of General Electric Company, Bromilow is well-
known in the Republic of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. (Lola) Forrest Cheeseman sold their chicken business
and home at Cero Azal, Panama, R. de P. and are living at 205 Montague
Street, Fullerton, California.
Capt. and Mrs. C. S. McCormack of Ancon sailed aboard the M/V
Verdi for Europe. They will tour Italy and Greece and will return to the
Isthmus via the United States. The McCormacks plan to be gone three
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ness (Helen Haseman) are being transferred from
National City, California to the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego,
California. Mr. Ness will attend the Electronics School.

Miss Lillian Pratt, Canal Zone, is vacationing in Europe and is hav-
ing a wonderful trip, traveling via KLM.

Capt. and Mrs. A. B. Forstrom spent their 3rd winter in Florida,
attending the reunions each year.

Floyd McDermitt has accepted a position with General Motors at
Saginaw, Michigan in the machine design unit. He is the son of Mrs.
Ethel McDermitt, Pompano Beach, Florida.

Several pictures of the handicrafts of Julius Kovach of Plant City,
and of himself, appeared in the Lakeland Ledger, Lakeland, Fla. where
his crafts were on exhibit. Mr. Kovac lived on the Zone for 10 years,
during which time he created objects from turtle shells, railroad ties, black
palm, Kajun nuts and butterflies. His two Chinese "strummable" mando-
lins made of rare tropical wood and horns of tortoise shell are among
the most unique.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wood, Balboa, C.Z. were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Fraser, St. Petersburg, Fla. They later visited Elsie Birdsong, Ft.
Walton Beach, Fla.; Marion Wood in Pennsylvania; and Jo's relatives in
Missouri. They drove back to the Isthmus with Jo's neice and nephew.

Mr. and Mrs. Pam Smith, Georgia Flye and Mr. and Mrs. David
Yerkes sailed May 3, to New Orleans. The Smiths went to South Carolina
to live. Mrs. Flye to visit in Ohio and the Yerkes to Manhattan, Kansas to
attend their son David's graduation from the U. of Kansas.

Judith Lindsay, Portland, Oregon, will leave in August for Okinawa,

where she has accepted a position as a civilian teacher with the U.S. Army
Air Corps. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay, St. Petersburg, Fla.,
are spending the summer with her. They will also visit sisters of Mrs.
Lindsay in Corvallis, Oregon; Spokane and Bellingham, Washington.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dobson have purchased a "New Moon" trailer and
are living on U.S. 19, two miles south of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Vandals armed with hatchets did an estimated $15,000 damage to the
Arthur V. Sauvan home in Chesapeake, Va. Arthur is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Sauvan who live in the upstairs apartment of the duplex. The
Jr. Sauvans were in a nearby restaurant and the Seniors were out visiting.
White paint was splashed on floors, rugs, furniture and the ceiling;
furniture was smashed to pieces; a freezer was chopped open and contents
dumped; the piano was turned into kindling wood; holes were knocked
in the walls and ceiling; clothes in closets cut to shreds; glass showers
were shattered and the entire kitchen ruined.

Mr. Roger Hackett, Rawleigh, N.C. and Mr. Kenneth Vinton, Madi-
son, Wisc., left New York by ship in February to tour Greece, Turkey,
England, Iceland, Labrador and the Holy Lands. Mr. Vinton collected
material for a report to be read at the Archeology World Congress to be
held in Moscow, Russia in the fall.

Mr. Jim Meigs became senior Economist for the First National Bank
of New York in March. He was connected with the New York Stock
Exchange before and lived in Princeton, N.J. with his wife and four
children. Their new hobby is scuba diving, which they enjoyed in the
Virgin Islands while on vacation. They see (Mary Sill) Mr. and Mrs.
Ted Peck, who also live in Princeton, quite often.

Miss Elouise Monroe, Shafter, California, was a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Roger Collinge and of Caroline Hunt, St. Petersburg, Fla. Elsie
Hallowell and she visited Ann and Jay Jones in Vista, Calif.; Betty Moon
Sweet and her husband in El Paso, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ameely (Lucille
Busse) and daughter in Slidell, La.; Sue Core, Dothan, Ga.; Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Fletcher, Dawson, Ga.. After leaving St. Petersburg, Elouise
visited Mr. and Mrs. John Hammond in Titusville, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Lee in Lake Como; Eleanor Home, Bradenton, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Hatchett, Rawliegh, N.C.
Mr. F. R. Swanson, Tyler, Texas, wrote a series of articles on Pan-
ama which appeared in the Tyler Star along with his picture.

A. Sanberg, St. Petersburg, Fla., was injured when his car was struck
from the rear and damaged beyond repair. He had to undergo whiplash
treatment over a period of several weeks but is back at work. He was
formerly a painting foreman with the Building Division and is now a
painting contractor.

Capt. and Mrs. Andrew Van Siclen, Maitland, Fla. celebrated their
59th Wedding Anniversary March 29, 1964. Their daughter Nealey, of
New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright, (Ann), Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Bogle (Matilda), Poughkeepsie, N.Y., all joined in the celebration. Later
Nealey and Mr. and Mrs. Bogle were guests of the Wrights in St. Peters-
burg, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orr and sons Stephen and Bruce, New York
City, spent their vacation with Tom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Orr, St.
Petersburg, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stockham, Denver, Colorado, spent two weeks vis-
iting in St. Petersburg. They enjoyed seeing so many of their C.Z. friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kleasner, St. Petersburg, Fla. were guests of
Edna Whitfer in Orlando for Easter.
Mrs. Peggy Simpson and four children, Mary Esther, Fla. were Easter
guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sylvestre, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reece are spending the summer at their lake cabin
in Vermont after visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reece in Bloomington, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dickman (Dorothy Orr), Detroit, Mich., were
guests of Mrs. Gertrude Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Orr, St. Peters-
burg, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs Ernest Kieswetter, St. Petersburg, Fla. were guests of
their daughter and family in Rucker, Alabama.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Barlow, Arlington, Va. were guests of Bobbie's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erward (Barney) Barlow in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Baker, Panama City, R. de P. visited in St. Peters-
burg in April, and will soon reside at Sutton Place Apartments, Winter
Park, Florida.

Capt. R. C. Sergeant, Assistant Port Captain, Balboa, C.Z., flew to
Miami on C.Z. business. He was met in New Orleans by his daughter

Carol, a student at Wake Forrest, N.C. and they had some time together
before Capt. Sergeant sailed aboard the SS. Cristobal for the C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sosted, Caldwell, N.J. were in St. Petersburg,
Fla. on a business trip. They called on Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay and
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge Mr. Sosted is with World Book.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Barney) Barlow had as guests, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Hurst of Mobile, Alabama.
Capt. and Mrs. John J. Scheibeler, U.S.N., Retired, who are now liv-
ing in Mystic, Conn., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Orvis, Sarasota,
Capt. Scheibeler was the Industrial Director on the Zone from 1950-
1953, and resided in De Lesseps on the Atlantic side.

J. Leroy Lundy has been appointed vice president of University Micro-
films, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, in Ann
Arbor, Mich. He served most recently as director of personnel develop-
ment for the parent company at its Rochester, N.Y. headquarters.
UMI, which was acquired by Xerox in 1962, is a pioneer in micro-
film recording and xerographic print-out of rare and out-of-print books,
doctoral dissertations, technical journals, newspapers and magazines.
Mr. and Mrs. Lundy (Joan Horter) and their three daughters moved
to Ann Arbor in March.
J. Leroy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lundy, formerly of the
Canal Zone, now residing in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The following letter was received by the Judds.
"Yesterday, Ruth and I had the privilege of being among the thous-
ands of invited guests at the opening ceremonies of the Chaesapeake
Bridge-Tunnel. More than 120 buses were provided to carry the guests
from the South terminal to Cape Charles and back. About 200 students
at Old Dominion College had been trained as guides and rode the buses
to point out and explain features of the trip. I suppose they have forgotten
something but on the tunnels, they have installed antennas so car radios
do not black out inside the tunnels.
Of course this Bridge-Tunnel does not compare in size and difficulty
with the Panam Canal but probably with the skill and knowledge avail-
able 50 years ago, this project could not have been built.
We are nearly back to normal here. My daughter-in-law still has her
piano in the shop but everything else has been restored or replaced. How-

ever we are having trouble with the insurance company (The Merrimack
Mutual) and have been forced to retain a lawyer to protect our interests.
All are well here."
Vernon Sauvan, Portsmouth, Va.
From Santa Ana, California, came the following notice:
The Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum is pleased to present this
timely exhibit on Panama. It is hoped that in some small measure it will aid
relations between the'United States and Panama. May 3 through May 31.
For years before her marriage Blanche Lupfer was a professional
librarian, serving in that capacity in the Philippines, various centers in
the United States, in the Canal Zone and Panama.
It was in Balboa Heights, Panama, where she went to organize the Pan-
ama Canal Library, that she met and married C. M. Lupfer, the assistant
executive secretary of the Panama Canal. During this period she found
time and opportunity for a preliminary study of art.
A number of years later followed a period of serious art study in
From that time this versatile young woman turned her attention ex-
clusively to art no more library work interrupting. She painted in
water colors, oils, pastels and in black and white and soon her studio
became a show place where there were displayed convincing evidence of
her genius; examples of work done under Andre L'hote, Paris; Hans
Hoffman, New York; Thomas Hart Benson and the late Roberto Lewis;
Panama also inspired scenes and incidents of life in Panama, portraits,
landscapes, flowers and still life studies.
Simplicity characterizes all of this artist's work, which shows a fine
feeling for color and form.
Mrs. Lupfer painted not only in Panama but in Colombia, Costa
Rico. Guatemala and Mexico and exhibitions of her work have been held
in New York and other leading art centers, including Sierra Madre where
the Lupfers have been established now for a number of years.

Lt. Comdr. Fred E. Whipple, USN, U.S. Naval and Marine Corps
Reserve Training Center, Ogden, Utah, was a recipient of one of the
Freedoms Foundation's awards for an essay he had written.
The award was presented at a ceremony held in the State Capitol
Building rotunda on Tuesday, May 5, 1964, at 11:00 A.M. by Chief Justice
Henri Henroid. There was television and press coverage of this event.
Fred's father was John W. Whipple who passed away in the Canal
Zone in 1958.

Fred went through grade school and high school in the Canal Zone
and is a graduate of King's Point. He is married to the former Barbara
Brown, daughter of Capt. Sam and Grace Brown, and have two sons,
William and Michael.
SFred's mother is Mrs. J. W. (Ruth) Whipple, Clearwater, Fla.-ED.

SMr. and Mrs. F. H. Baldwin, retired and living in Panama City, R.
de P., until the January riots, are now at home to their friends at 1508
Willow Oak Drive, Long View, Texas.

Lt. John Stevens, USN, who received his flight wings at Corpus
Christi in January has been assigned to Pensacola Training Station as a
Navy flight instructor.
Mrs. Stevens and their daughter, Teri-Lynn, are with Lieutenant
Stevens at Pensacola.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stevens, long-time Canal resi-
dents, now of Monroe, La.
The Stevens' other son, 1st Lt. James Stevens, Air Force, is a pilot
in Vietnam, and expects to finish his tour of duty there in November.
Jim's wife, Marilynn, and their children are visiting with her parents,
the Albert Abreu's of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hammond have left the Canal Zone and are living
at 1041 Tudor Lane, Whispering Hills, Titusville, Fla. Mr. Hammond is
working with NASA as Supervisory Aerospace Engineer, Flight Systems.


Anyone giving the Record as gifts, please be sure to get the names
to Mrs. Judd by November 1st so they will appear in the 1965 Year Book.

Mr.Pete Brennan is in Mound Park Hospital; Mrs. Paul Disharoon
had her leg amputated at St. Anthony's in April and is at home doing
nicely; Mrs. Emma Zierten, Mr. Elmer Olson, Mrs. Mike Conley, Mr.
Charles Conkerton, Mrs. Anna Wikingstad, Mrs. Marie Coffey, Mrs. Paul-
ine Pender and Mrs. Eva Cole have all been hospitalized but are at home
recuperating. Mrs. Herbert L. Berger of Chula Vista, Calif. fell and
broke her hip. She spent 10 days in the hospital but is at home recovering.


Albert Saarinen, electrical inspector in the Construction Division,
died in Gorgas Hospital recently.
A natve of New Jersey, Mr. Saarinen lived in the Canal Zone since
1939. He was a member of Abou Saad Temple; Masonic Lodge 108 of
Belleville, New Jersey; the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Canal Zone; Abou
Saad Temple; Order of the Shrine, the Royal Order of Jesters, Court
No. 18.
Surviving him are his widow, Clara, one son Robert of Balboa; two
daughters, Mrs. Jean Haydel of New Orleans and Carol Anne of Balboa;
and eight grandchildren; a brother Paul of Fort Kobbe and a sister, Mrs.
Martha Murphy of Denver Colorado.

Marvin J. Banton, former chief, Hydrographic Section, Surveys
Branch, and supervisory civil engineer in the Panama Canal Engineering
Division, who retired from Panama Canal service last July, died suddenly
February 13, 1964 at his home in New Orleans, La. Mr. Banton had re-
tired after 33 years' service with the Canal organization.
He was born in Waterloo, Iowa, and went to the Isthmus as a small
boy with his parents. His father, Pembrook B. Banton, was in the Office
of Engineers at retirement.
He did surveying work with the United Fruit Company, was an assist-
ant superintendent on highway construction work in Panama and El Sal-
vador, and a surveyor and then inspector on the Madden Dam project.
As chief of the Hydrographic Section, Surveys Branch, he supervised
underwater surveying from the breakwater at Cristobal to deep water in
the Pacific and adjacent waters of the Canal.
He was a member of the Isthmian Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite Body
of the Shrine, and a member of Abou Saad Temple, Ancient, Arabic
Order Mobles of the Mystic Shrine.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Banton, who taught at the
Gamboa Elementary School; one son, Marvin, who is married and lives
in New Orleans; and one daughter, Sally, who is also married and lives
in Cleveland, Ohio. He also is survived by four grandchildren.
Mrs. Banton, at present, is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bren-
anan, Box 36, Route 1, Bush, Louisiana.
Orlando L. Flye, Supervisor of Generation and Transmission of the
Electrical Division, died of an apparent heart attack Feburary 7, 1964.
Mr. Flye was found dead when his wife attempted to awaken him

about 8 a.m. She called an ambulance from Gorgas Hospital and resusct-
tation equipment was brought immediately by the Balboa Fire Division.
Apparently he had died several hours earlier in his sleep.
Born in 1908 in Santa Marta, Colombia, where his family operated
a coffee plantation, Mr. Flye went to the Isthmus in 1941 and was first
employed by the Canal organization as a designer in the Engineering
Division. He transferred to the Electrical Division the following year and
had held his present position since 1952.
In addition to his wife, he is survived locally by his brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer Smith. Mr. Smith is assistant to the
Health Director.
Other relatives include two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Gill, of Coral Gables,
Florida and Mrs. Fletcher Hatch of Boston, Mass. and two brothers, Wil-
liam D. Flye of Santa Marta and Harry O. Flye of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Guy W. True, former Panama Canal safety engineer, died Feb. 15, 1964
in Raleigh, North Carolina following a heart attack. He was 75 years old.
A native of Boston, Mass., Mr. True was a graduate of Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and was employed by the Canal organization in
1914 as a draftsman in the Construction Division.
Surviving him are his daughter and several grandchildren living in
Vermont, and two brothers, Clarence H. True of Miami, Florida and Wil-
liam H. True of Pittsburg, Pa.

Walter Francis Allen, well-known resident of Balboa and for many
years driver of the Governor's official car, died in Gorgas Hospital follow-
ing a long illness. He was 50 years old.
Surviving him are his widow Mrs. Violet Allen, who is employed as
an administrative assistant in the US District Court in Ancon; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. William Curtin of Country Club Hills, Ill., and Mrs. Walter
Shuff, now living in Germany; and a son Walter F. Jr., of Houston, Texas.
He is also survived by three grandsons and one granddaughter, his mother,
six brothers and two sisters.

Douglas Jordan, 60, U.S. employee of the Industrial Division in Cris-
tobal, was found dead in his Margarita home by a fellow employee recently.
It was estimated that death had occurred two days earlier.
He did not report for work on Monday and when he did not come
in Tuesday a co-worker was sent to his home where he found Jordan
seated at a table, dead.
Mrs. Edith Carey Walker, widow of Gen. Meriweather L. Walker, died

on February 19 at her home in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, following
a lengthy period of ill health. She was 85 years old.
The Walkers lived at Balboa Heights from 1924 to 1927 during Gen.
Walker's term as Governor of the Canal Zone.
Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Carey Walker Luckey, wife of Gen.
Robert B. Luckey of Virginia Beach, Va., and Martha's Vineyard, Mass.,
and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Margaret C. McCormack, former well known resident of the
Canal Zone and retired employee of the Balboa Housing Branch, died in
Bossier City, La., after a long illness. She was 73 years old.
A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. McCormack went to the Isthmus
in 1907.
During the time she resided on the Isthmus, she was active in a num-
ber of civic activities and was a holder of the coveted Roosevelt Medal
given to employees with two years of construction service.
Surviving are her son, Lt. Col. Robert McCormack of the U.S. Air
Force who is now serving in Saigon; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Walter of
South Carolina and three grandchildren; also by two sisters, Mrs. A. W.
Goulet of Balboa and Mrs. Aileen Flynn of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Mrs. Mary MacGillivray, 81, wife of Jack W. MacGillivray, passed
away January 19, 1964.
Survivors are, her husband Jack, a daughter Marg, (Mrs. C. M. Keene)
and two grandchildren, who live in Los Angeles, California.
In the early days, Mrs. MacGillivray taught school in Empire, Canal

James R. Williams, former Chief Inspector in the Time Inspection
Division and well known Canal Zone resident, died Jan. 31 at Coco Solo
Hospital following a long illness. He was 74 years old.
Private graveside services were held at Corozal Cemetery.
A native of New Albany, Indiana, Mr. Williams went to the Canal
Zone during construction days.
He became time inspector in the office of the Examiner of Accounts
at Empire in 1910 and remained in that position with the I.C.C. and in
the Accounting Department of the Panama organization formed in 1914.
He was retired in October 1941 after 42 years of continuous service
with the Canal organization and left the Isthmus to live in St. Petersburg,
Florida. He was one of the few surviving holders of the Roosevelt Medal
given for construction day service.

SBecause of ill health he returned to the Canal Zone in 1963 to make
his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S.
Brown, of Coco Solo.
In addition to Mrs. Brown, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs.
Lois Geddie of Cocoli and a son, James R. Williams, Jr., of Balboa. He
also is survived by two granddaughters and two great grandsons.

Agnes Veronica Hall, 69, St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away March
4, 1964. Born in Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Hall had been a resident of
this area 11 years having come from Balboa, Canal Zone. Member St.
Paul's Catholic Church and the Panama Canal Zone Society of Florida.
She is survived by three brothers, Edward M., Joseph, both of Cambridge,
Mass.; and James, Beechmont, Mass.; one sister, Miss Mary Walsh, St.

E. L. Slocum, 70, died February 26, 1964 in Jackson, Miss. Member
Panama Canal Society, St. Petersburg. Director of Masonic Relief, Jack-
son. Former district deputy and Exalted Ruler of Panama Canal Zone
B.P.O.E., past master of Sojourners Lodge AF&AM; past patron Order
of Eastern Star. Survived by his wife, Mary P.; and a daughter, Mrs.
Lola Hammer, Washington, D.C.
Mark L. White, a retired Panama Canal employee, died recently in
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Born in Woburn, Mass., Mr. White was
employed by the Panama Canal Postal Division in July 1931 and retired
in October 1956. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks, Lodge 1542.
Surviving are his wife Anne, of Curundu, and a son, Mark Jr., of
Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Mrs. Teresa Aranda Comber, former well known resident of the Canal
Zone and employee of the Canal organization, died March 19 in Boulder,
Colo., following a brief illness. She was 62 years old.
Mrs. Comber was born in Spain and went to the Isthmus with her
parents during construction days. She attended the local schools and was
married to William G. Comber who died in 1938 in the Canal Zone.
She was employed for many years as a clerk in the former Mechani-
cal Division and the Commissary Division.
Mrs. Comber left the Isthmus in 1958 and since then has been living
in Boulder where she taught evening adult classes at the Boulder High
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Blackmore, 4413 Dela-
mar Ave., Alburquerque, N.M., and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Dorothy A. Gerchow, 38, wife of Frank J. Gerchow, Jr., of 1015
Spruce Street, Montonursville, died in the Divine Providence Hospital
April 3, 1964. She had been in ill health for three years.
A native of Philadelphia, she was a daughter of William and Mary
Neeley McCallister.
She was active in the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, of which
she was a member. She had been superintendent and a teacher in the prim-
ary department, dean of the vacation bible school and a member of the
United Presbyterian Women.
Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, F. Jay, at home, and a
sister, Mrs. Gerald Neidrauer, of Fort Myers, Fla., and her father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gerchow, Sr.
Mr. Max R. Hart, 61, died suddenly March 9, 1964 of a heart attack
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Hart retired from Canal Zone service June 30, 1958.
He is survived by his wife Alice, 10101 Florida Ave., Tampa, Fla.;
by three daughters, Leona Lee, Mobile, Ala.; Edna Musso, Plantation,
Fla., and Dorothy Holder, Jefferson, Georgia.
Charles G. Swearagen, 60, died at Holy Cross Hospital, Pompano
Beach, Florida, March 31, 1964.
He went to Pompano Beach two years ago from the Canal Zone,
where he worked as a Panama Canal control house operator for 17 years.
He was a member of the Masons.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; one son, Richard, of the Canal
Zone, and two grandchildren.
Frank A. Dorgan, 67, formerly a well known resident of Gatun, Canal
Zone who retired Feb. 1959 after more than thirty years of service with
the Panama Canal, died suddenly at his home in Ocean View, N.J. on
March 19, 1964.
Mr. Dorgan was employed as Lockmaster at the time of his retire-
ment. After a tour of the U.S. he settled at 171 Shore Road, Ocean View,
N.J. where he remained until his demise.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, a son Thomas of Martinez, Calif.,
and a grandson, Tom. Also surviving him are two sisters, Agnes McLaugh-
lin of Gloucester, N.J. and Marie Levick of Lower Bank, N.J., and a bro-
ther, William, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who flew to N.J. for the funeral.

Col. Hugh M. Arnold, former Lieutenant Governor of the Canal Zone
and also a former director of the Engineering and Construction Bureau,
died in his sleep at his home in Barnesville, Georgia. He was 55 years old.

Colonel Arnold went to the Isthmus as Engineering and Construc-
tion Director in 1954 at a time when the workload of that bureau had been
increased by long-range planning necessitated by changes required in the
1955 Treaty commitments. The most important of these were the plans
for construction of the new high level bridge over the Canal and the re-
placement of housing and other facilities in the Canal Zone. Canal capa-
city also was becoming a pressing problem. One of his first jobs after
his arrival there was to confer on methods of blasting on the contractors
Hill project.
After leaving the Zone, he was assigned to duty at Fort Bragg, North
Carolina, as Commanding Officer of the 20th Engineer Brigade, where
he remained until his retirement.
Since his retirement, he and Mrs. Arnold have been living at 133
Stafford Avenue in Barnesville. He has been associated with the engin-
eering firm of J. P. Roberts and Company Associates, of Atlanta.
Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Arnold, and their two sons,
Hugh, Jr., and John Charles.

Mrs. Sarah A. Kidd, widow of Mr. Stanley Kidd, died in Liverpool,
England on April 3, 1964. Mr. and Mrs. Kidd were residents of the Canal
Zone for many years, most of their time being spent in Cristobal where
Mr. Kidd was with C. Fernie & Co., Steamship Agents.

Francis Joseph Lenow, 76, St. Petersburg, Fla., died April 29, 1964.
Born in Memphis, Tenn. Here nine years from Macon, Ga. Retired engin-
eer with U.S. Government in Panama Canal Zone for 40 years.
Survived by his wife, Josephine; two brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Bruno (Bo) Namur died March 12, 1964 in Seattle, Wash. He is
survived by a son, Bruno E. Namur, 2080 West Clara, Layton, Utah 84041.
No other details available.

Dr. Harry K. Beye, 51 years of age, Director of the Middle America
Research Unit at Balboa Heights, died of a heart attack.
Widely known in local medical circles as an enthusiastic scientist and
administrator, Dr. Beye was internationally known for his leadership of
a series of investigations into the causes of a viral hemorrhagic fever
in Bolivia.
During Dr. Beye's tenure the staff of the Middle America Research
Unit grew from 32 to 58 persons and many new projects designed to
to study virus, fungus and parasitic diseases were initiated.
Mrs. Kate Bruce McInnes Payne, widow of the late Captain Clifford

Payne, died in Panama Hospital following an illness of several months.
She was 85 years old.
Canadian born, Mrs. Payne trained as a nurse in Baltimore, Md, and
went to the Isthmus during construction days in that capacity at the request
of Colonel Goehals.
The Paynes owned a home and were long time residents of Bella Vista.
Mr. John J. Eason, 85, died March 19, 1964 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
He went to the Zone in 1905, worked at Gorgona and was Superintendent
of the Mechanical Division when construction was completed and the
I.C.C. abolished. He was responsible for moving the Division and shops
from Gorgona to Empire, then to Balboa. In 1916 he resigned and re-
turned to the States. Survivors are his wife Helen, and daughter.

Col John Nickerson, 49, and his wife Carol, 47, of Fort Bliss, Texas
were killed instantly in a car collision near Alamagordo, N. Mexico. The
Nickerson's two sons, Danny 12, and H. R. 9, were injured. Terrell Adam
White, 16, a friend of the family was also injured. Danny is out of the
hospital having recovered from concussion and fractures of the right arm.
H. R. received a concussion, broken collar bone, and both arms broken;
was hospitalized for two months.
Surviving Col. and Mrs. Nickerson are daughter Jeane, El Paso, Tex.;
sons John Charles Jr., a Junior at Princeton; Danny and H. R., El Paso,
"Jeane resigned her teaching job at Lexington, Mo. and returned to
El Paso, Texas to take care of the younger boys. She has rented an apart-
ment at 1109A Avalon Drive, El Paso, Texas 79925. The Nickersons were
stationed at Fort Clayton, C.Z. for 3 years, where they had a multitude
of friends." ED.
Mrs. Nell Bewley passed away February 27, 1964 after a long illness.
She went to the Zone with her husband, Mr. Samuel Bewley, in 1911 and
stayed there until his retirement in 1943. Mr. Bewley passed away in 1949.
'Little Nell' as she was known, made her residence with her daughter, Mrs.
Edward Bigelow and her son-in-law. While on the Zone Mrs. Bewley was
very active in Eastern Star work and was Worthy Matron in 1931. She
is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bigelow of Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla. and a granddaughter, Dorothy (Dotsy) Bigelow.
Elwyn Greene, 95, died at his home March 21, 1964, in Bradenton,
Florida. He was a native of Alfred, N.Y., and went to Bradenton in 1936
from the Panama Canal Zone. Mr. Greene went to the Canal Zone in 1913
and was present at the opening. He was the comptroller and head of the
accounting department for the Canal until he retired in 1936.

He was a member of the Bradenton Lodge No. 99 F.&A.M. and was
a 50 year member of the Masonic Order. He was also a member of the
Panama Canal Society.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter E. Crouch of the Panama
Canal Zone, Mrs. Nelson W. Magner and Miss Frances Greene, both of
Bradenton, and Mrs. Clifford Wattam of North Little Rock, Ark. Nine
grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Francis J. Cross who was USO Director in Tokyo, Japan, died of
coronary thrombosis. He had collapsed and fainted while exercising with
his family at Meiji Park, Japan.
In his immediate family he is survived by his widow and three daugh-
ters in Japan and a son, who is married and resides in the United States;
by his brother Charles (Jiggs) Cross of the Canal Zone and two brothers
and a sister in the United States.
Mrs. Mattie Ruth Clarke, wife of Jack W. Clarke of Balboa, died in
Gorgas Hospital after a brief illness.
"Matt" was one of thirteen children, of whom the oldest was R. C.
(Bob) Worsley, a well known "old timer" on the Isthmus. She is survived
by five brothers and four sisters and their families and also by her hus-
band Jack W. Clarke, a supervisor in the Grounds Maintenance Division
at Balboa; and her two married daughters, Mrs. Wyatt (Nancy) Collins
and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Layman, both of whom live in Coco Solo. Other
relatives on the Isthmus are Wm. L. DeLaMater (Bill), a nephew; Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Clarke, parents of the husband, and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Mamie Opal Stockemer, a resident of 1419 Wilkinson, Shreve-
port, La., died at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. She was the
mother of Mrs. Mollie Smith, Veterans Administration Center, Biloxi.
Mrs. Stockemer, born Aug. 11, 1891, in Missouri, was a member of
the Parkview Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph W. Stockemer; a son, Paul
Stockemer, Shreveport; her daughter, Mrs. Smith; two grandchildren;
and a sister, Mrs. Lola Binder, Shreveport.
Harry Holmwood, a native of New York, passed away in Santa
Monica, California March 23, 1964. No other details available.
Edward Murray Fechtig 93, died at the Washington County Hospital,
Hagerstown, Md. after an illness of three days.
On October 1, 1885, Mr. Fechtig took a job as special delivery mes-
senger with the post office in Hagerstown, that day being the inaugural
date of special delivery service.

In November 1905, he was assigned to Panama City in the Canal
Zone as postmaster. After six months, he was transferred to Cristobal.
In 1912, Mr. Fechtig was transferred to the States. Again he was
transferred to the Canal Zone where he served three years. In 1917, he
returned to the states where he was assigned to the office of superintendent
of the money order system at Washington, in which capacity he served
for the remainder of his postal career.
Surviving are a brother, Alexander C. Fechtig, Hagerstown, nieces
and nephews.

Mrs. Lulu E. Oliver, 75, St. Petersburg, Fla., died April 23, 1964.
Born in Marysville, Mo. Here 13 years from Chicago. Episcopalian.
Survived by her husband, Ralph H.

Mrs. Mary Walson, widow of William H. (Buck) Walston, former
Warden of the Canal Zone Penitentiary, died suddenly on April 15th, in
a Norfolk, Virginia, hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Ludford of Norfolk,
and Mrs. Douglas Suddaby of St. Petersburg, Florida, and also by a son,
William S. Walston of Diablo, Canal Zone, and four grandchildren.

John D. Wilson, 75, former supervisor mechanic on the Pedro Miguel
Locks and a well known former resident of the Canal Zone, died in Tampa,
Florida, February 25, 1964.
A native of Denver, Colorado, he went to the Isthmus in 1914 to work
on the Pacific Locks. He remained in the Canal Zone until his retirement
in 1949. Since that time, he and Mrs. Wilson have been living in Florida.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Sojourner Lodge AF and AM,
Cristobal; the Panama Canal Zone Consistory, A. A. S. R.; the Aloha
Temple Shrine of Honolulu, Hawaii; the Odd Fellows Lodge of Duns-
muirk, California; the Panama Canal Society of Florida and the Creative
Arts Group of Tampa By Area.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fern Scott Wilson; a daughter,
Mrs. John E. Ridge, Jr., and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Agnes O'Conner Stevenson, 71, Winter Park, Florida, died April
27th, 1964.
Mrs. Stevenson, a former school teacher on the Canal Zone, was the
wife of the late William A. "Bill" Stevenson, former Canal Zone Chief
of Customs and, after Panama Canal retirement, Pan American World
Airways representative on the Isthmus.
Surviving her are a sister, Mrs. Sara Dodd, and a niece, Mrs. Ann
Manhunt, of Furnace, Pennsylvania.

Held in the Friendship Room, First Federal Bank Building
St. Ptersburg, Florida February 17, 1964

Past President Goodwin called the Meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. and
introduced the Society's new president, Mr. Ernest Kieswetter to the 110
members and visitors present. The President then led in the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag, after which Chaplain Martin Nickel gave the
Invocation. All officers were present.
Introduction of the visiting members and guests were made by Mrs.
Bessie Lyons, our Registrar. The following were given a warm welcome
by the members:
Mrs. Jessie Grimison, visiting from the C.Z. with Mrs. Selma Huff.
Mrs. Selma Huff-just returned from the C.Z. with Mrs. Grimison.
Mrs. Mabel Nicholl-a cousin of Mrs. Kieswetter.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Benthall.
Mrs. Bertha Sanders-first meeting in a long time.
Mr. C. M. Monsanto-from Iowa City, Iowa.
Mr. Archie Burns-wintering from New Jersey.
Mrs. Grace Brown-new St. Petersburg resident
-living at Crosswinds Trailer Court.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodges-wintering from Virginia.
Mr. A. V. Rhear-Tampa.
Mr. Elmer Hogle-brought by Mr. Hohman-first time in a long time.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bohan-wintering in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mullane-from California.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Peck-from Wisconsin- visiting the Gradys.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Eckert-wintering here.
Dr. and Mrs. John Wilkerson-first meeting in a long time.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McLaughlin-Glouster, N.J.
Mr. Arthur Troup-wintering here.
Capt. and Mrs. A. B. Forstrom-wintering from Rhode Island.
The Recording Secretary then read the report of the meeting on Jan-
uary 14th, held at the Soreno Hotel, prepared by her predecessor, Lyla
Esler. There being no omissions or corrections noted, the minutes were
accepted as read.
President Kieswetter asked all who had birthdays in February to
stand and Happy Birthday was sung to approximately 12 members.
The President announced that the Executive Board had taken up the
matter of changing the date of our Annual Reunion which was brought

up on the floor at the January 14th meeting without being acted upon. He
stated that after much discussion by the Board, they had agreed that the
Meetings would be held at the same time and at the same place as in the
Mrs. Judd read the communications which consisted of accounts of
weddings, births, sickness, deaths and thank you notes. These items will
appear in the next issue of the Record.
Mr. George Chevalier announced that he had received a letter from
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Godfrey of Santa Paula, Calif. They asked that each
member send a "Public Opinion Message" which can be sent for 85c by
calling Western Union. The message should be directed to President John-
son and request that he and the Sec. of State, Dean Rusk, present a united
stand for the American point of view and not give in to the unreasonable
demands of Panama.
Pres. Kieswetter gave a report of a visit that Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Andy
Fraser, Mr. Roland Jones and he had made to the Editor of the St. Peters-
burg Times regarding the article he wrote on Feb. 2, 1964 which contained
remarks very derogatory to the Canal Zonians. He stated that a letter
of objection had been sent to Editor Pitman, but to date, it had not ap-
peared in the paper. At the request of the members present, he read a
copy of his letter dated Feb. 9th. in which he clarified the situation. In
summary, he wrote, "that 2,000 members of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida resented the Editor's implication that the Spillway article avoids
all truths unpleasant or embarrassing to the Canal Company and most
Zonians." The letter was written in compliance with the Editor's request
of Feb. 4th. Mr. Kieswetter respectfully requested that his letter be printed
as it was written, without deletions.
The members applauded heartily at the conclusion of the reading of
this letter. Mr. Kieswetter then read a letter from Robert T. Pitman, the
Editor, acknowledging the above mentioned letter in which the Editor
mentioned that a retraction had already been made in part. (Note: This
retraction was made as a very inconspicuous note under a protest letter
written by Judge Tatleman on the same subject.)
Mr. Bill Dobson announced that Pres. Chiari would speak on TV
Channel 38 on Sunday, Feb. 23rd, and urged the members to tune in.
There was no Legislative Report; no unfinished business and no new
business was brought up.
Mr. Walter Hersh said he had read an article in the Congressional
Record by Senator Sellers of N.Y. giving a Report on the Canal Zone. In
the article, Senator Sellers mentioned that the State Department had been

instrumental in giving Thelma King of Panama, a Medal of Honor. He
criticized the Sate Department for it's action in this matter. (Note: Thelma
King has been a Communist sympathiser for many years and is violent
There being nothing further to come before the Meeting, Joseph Kuhn
made a motion, seconded by Margaret Peterson to adjourn. The meeting
closed at 3:25 p.m.
President Kieswetter announced that doughnuts and coffee would be
served and invited everyone to stay for refreshments. He thanked the
committee in charge, Catherine Pearl, Linnie Carol Turner, Betty Forbes,
and Dolly Smith.

Held in the Friendship Room, First Federal Bank Building
St. Petersburg, Florida March 16, 1964

President Kieswetter called the Meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. and
welcomed the 98 members and visitors present. He then led in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag, after which Chaplain Martin Nickel gave the
Invocation. All officers were present.
Mrs. Bessie Lyons, the Registrar, introduced the following members
and guests, who were all given a warm welcome:
Mrs. Marie Wolff-just back from Panama.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hills-from Sarasota.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hower-St. Petersburg.
Mrs. C. D. Hummer-St. Petersburg.
Mr and Mrs. Ross Hollowell-1st time out in a long time.
Mrs. Ethel McCartney-1st time out in a long time.
Mr. Frank P. Wagg-visiting from Maryland.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Reese-visiting from Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Pearl Knapp-Recording-Sec'y's. mother visiting from Alabama.
President Kieswetter asked all members to cooperate with the Bank's
request that we park in the rear of the Bank-if possible.
Mrs. Judd then read the communications received since the last meet-
ing, which will appear under the proper category, in the next issue of
the Record.
She reported receiving a letter from California from Mr. C. M. Lup-
fer, enclosing a detailed background Report on the Panama Situation,
which he had prepared. He requested that it be published in it's entirety
in the next issue of the Record. She asked the Society's pleasure concern-

ing this request. Portions of the letter and Report were read. Mr. Dorgan
pointed out that the letter and Report would be approximately 6 months
old before it could appear in the Record. After some discussion, it was
decided not to print it.
The Recording-Secretary then read her report for the Meeting held
February 17th, 1964. There being no commissions or corrections noted,
the Minutes were accepted as read. She asked the members for their help
to the Registrar or herself in bringing any visitors to their attention that
they might have over-looked.
Mr. Lockridge advised the President that there was no Legislative
Report at this time.
Seven members stood at Mr. Kieswetter's request to have "Happy
Birthday" sung to them.
There being nothing further to come before the Meeting, President
Kieswetter announced the Meeting closed at 3:00 p.m. He invited all to
stay and enjoy coffee, doughnuts and a time of fellowship together. He
thanked Mrs. Catherine Pearl and her Refreshment Committee for arrang-
ing for the serving of the refreshments.

Held in the Friendship Room, First Federal Bank Building
St. Petersburg, Florida April 20, 1964

The April meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida was called
to order at 2:00 p.m. by President Kieswetter. He welcomed a record
crowd of 119 and then led the Assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag. Chaplain Martin Nickel gave the Invocation.
Mrs. Dorothea Dworak introduced the visiting members, guests and
members who have not attended in a long time and the following stood
to acknowledge their introductions.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Monsanto-visiting from Iowa.
Mrs. Regina T. Banister-new retiree from the Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hummer-visiting from the Zone.
Mr. George Bonneau-visiting retired Zonian.
Mrs. Louise McCubbins, guest of Mrs. Lyons from Clearwater.
Miss Margaret Wiggins and Mrs. Shirley Clymer -
sisters vacationing from Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peterson and 3 children, vacationing from Zone.
Mr. Robert Lawerence Margarita.
Miss Frances May-Nurse from Gorgas Hospital.

Mrs. F. M. Frank of Montana-visiting Mr. Frank C. Hayes.
Mrs. John Phillip -Connecticut.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F. Paddock-first time out in a long time.
A special welcome was given Capt. Judd and Mrs. Leta Deakans who
were out for the first time in a long time due to illness.
The President called on the Recording Secretary to read the Minutes
of the meeting of March 16th. There being no commissions or corrections,
they were accepted as read.
The President announced that in the past the Sec'y.-Treas. and Editor
had been given a monetary gift at the end of the year, in lieu of a salary.
The Executive Board had voted an increase of $150.00 to each of them,
beginning with 1964 and had voted to place them on Social Security. This
necessitates paying them monthly. This will amount to $75.00 a month
for the Sec'y.-Treas. and $41.67 for the Editor. The members showed
their approval of this action by a hearty applause.
The Secretary-Treasurer announced that she and the Editor had paid
their 1963 Social Security Tax, which included Employer's and Employ-
ee's part.
The President asked if there was a Legislative Report, but was ad-
vised there was none.
He announced that a letter had been received from the Bank which
stated they had reserved May 18th and June 15th for the Society's meet-
ings. They requested again that those attending the meetings park in the
rear when possible.
The Secretary-Treasurer read the communications received since the
last meeting. She said she was sorry to have to announce that the file con-
taining wedding announcements, birth announcements, illnesses notice of
death and thank you notes had inadvertently been left at home, but will
all appear in the next issue of the Record. She advised Mr. Kieswetter
that she had written Mr. Lupfer and explained why his letter and Report
would not appear in the Record.
The President called for unfinished business, but there was none, nor
was there any new business. He asked those present if they would like to
continue having doughnuts after the meetings, or if they would like to
change to pastries for awhile. By a show of hands, it was decided to
switch to pastries.
Mr. Kieswetter announced that Nina MacMillan's husband had died
in Scotland. Mr. Ross Hallowell reported receiving news of the death of
Mrs. Angie Towery. Mrs. Eva Cole thanked the Society for the card she
received while a patient in the hospital.

There were seven present who had April birthdays, and a Happy
Birthday was sung to them.
The meeting was closed at 2:50 p.m. and Mr. Kieswetter invited all
to stay for coffee and doughnuts. He thanked Mrs. Catherine Pearl and
her committee for having the refreshments.
Respectfully submitted by:
Mary Belle Hicks, Recording Sec'y.


For the months of May and June the Society will meet at the First
Federal Savings Bank, 800-49th Street North-(shopping center) at 2
p.m. please remember that we meet on the third Monday, in the Friend-
ship Room on the second floor. The Bank has asked that we park our cars
at the back of the building.
We hope that many of you will take in the summer meetings so that
we can all have a nice visit.
There are still many members who have not paid their 1964 dues -
which by the way, should have been paid in January or very soon after
that time. Please consider THIS TO BE YOUR NOTICE OF NON-PAY-
MENT OF DUES and send them in as soon as possible.
Would you be so kind as to notify the Secretary when you are not
going to be at home to receive your mail. I have gotten many Records
on which was stated a change of address too Please notify us when
you move there is no reason why you can't send us a form of Change
of Address from the post office when you send notices to others. The
Record is mailed to you-then is returned to us and we must pay eight
(8) cents for its return.
Dues are $4.00 annually. Please read your Record carefully there
are things in its contents you should know. If you should care to pay
dues for 1964 and 1965 at the same time, I will send you both cards at
the same time.
1,558 have paid their dues for 1964, 74 for 1965, and 464 Blood
Bank for 1964. Many thanks.
Happy birthday to all who celebrate theirs within the next three
Lucille S. Judd, Secretary-Treasurer


Ain't it wonderful? What? Spring with it's renewal of Life every-
where, including you, the reader, and me, the reporter.
We went newsgathering last Sunday and found our people just bub-
bling over with enthusiasm for living. First stop was at the home of Bill
and Alice Kellar in Rogers who were happy to show us the fruits of their
labor in their efficient home. Next stop was in Bentonville, the home of
our President, Carl Newhard. Soon, our Secretary, Jean Bleakley appeared
and the enclosed picture was taken. We met Carl Newhard, Jr., (Red)
who arrived home in February after serving 4 years in the Navy. Helen
Newhard reported that Easter vacation brought son Sam, with a friend,
from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan. Joe and Rae (Newhard)
Ebdon, on vacation from the Zone, were with brother Carl for a week
after visiting Joe's parents in San Antonio, Texas. They went on to
visit Bill and Susie (Fahenstock) Ebdon in Tullahoma, Tenn. and his
aunts Ella Edwards (Mrs. K. M.) and Gladys Sullivan (Mrs. Jake) in
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Everyone was happy to tell how visitors, Glynn and
Etta Fay Terrell, recently retired on disability, were so thrilled to be in
Bentonville, they decided to rent a lovely new house near the Newhards
and Bleakleys and will be moving in May 1st. Their new address will be
702 -8th St., N.W., Bentonville, Arkansas. Etta Fay is the daughter of
Mrs. Daisy Olson. She is a Past Matron of Fern Leaf Chapter, O.E.S.
Other expected newcomers to the little big town of Bentonville are Herbert
and Alice Engelke with 8 year old son, Herbert and Alice's father, Albert
Wood. They will arrive early in May and live in their recently purchased
home at 808-8th St., N.W. A hearty welcome to y'all.
Andrew and Jean Bleakley will soon be on their way to visit their
son and wife, Lt. Andrew and Carol (Newhard) Bleakley in Long Beach,
Calif., prior to the Lt's tour of duty in Japan. Carol is teaching in Long
Beach and will join her husband when quarters are available. The Sr.
Bleakleys will return to Arkansas and be hosts to Harvey and Peg Smith
who will be Stateside for daughter Marion's graduation from the N.W.
Missouri State College. Their daughter, Lonnie, will complete her fresh-
man year in the same college. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Mrs. Theo.
Thompson, San Jose, Costa Rica. The Smiths will return to the Zone and
the Bleakleys will take off for Wyoming to await the arrival of their
daughter, Marie B. McDaniels, third child.
At the gracious home of George and Edith Engelke, ablaze with color-
ful Tulips, we learned that Edith had been in Arlington, Mass. for the

month of February, visiting her son Dr. John and Priscilla Engelke. We
also learned that Paul and Jan Engelke's new son had been named Ben-
jamin Wade and according to the S.O.G.'s, Benny is a friendly little fellow.
Edith is still active in her church and the mainstay of the choir. George
is still golfing and is "making a garden". Robert and Connie (Graf)
Engelke are home again after spending the Holidays and being on the
Zone during the recent unpleasantness there.
We did not find sociable Mattie MacAulay at home as she was out
to two "At Homes" in town. On to see Earnest and Haleen Williams.
Earnest was in Little Rock attending a Knight Templar meeting-he is
an officer-and on the Board of Directors of DeMolay. Haleen was full
of news about the P.C. Reunion in Florida and from her account everyone
"looks good". Congratulations to y'all. Haleen's brother, Sam Hess of
Indiana was a visitor here after the Reunion.
We arrived at Villa Taboga, home of Lynn and Maude Cook in time
for supper (previously arranged) and happy to see our hosts in good
health. They told of an Easter trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, to see re-
porter, Frances Dorn, and on to Jackson, Miss. for a week with son Bud
(Lynn, Jr.). Our last stop, at Bill and Carrie Mathues, who the day
before had celebrated another anniversary. Carrie is still neighborhood
nurse, keeping a professional and almost maternal interest in friends and
neighbors. She reports Marione Campbell as happy in her trailer.
Here in Fayetteville we report that Ed and Mildred (Makibbin) Hig-
gins had a house full of family and guests that overflowed into Sr. Hig-
gins home close by. Their son David, on leave from the Navy brought
his sister Sherry and her two small children from New Jersey and her
neighbor, Mrs. Robert L. Hardman of Trenton, N.J. Mr. and Mrs. Hard-
man (Marge) were one-time neighbors of the Ed. Higgins in Diablo. Bob
Hardman was with the M.E. Division from '39 to '46. He now works for
Dept. of Conservation for State of New Jersey as Bureau Chief in Water
Policy and Supply. Three of their 4 boys were born in Ancon Hospital.
Son Bob teaches Spanish in Old Tappan, N.J. Pierce is married and has
3 children and worked for Westinghouse, Pittsburgh, Pa. Jim is a Jr. at
Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., and Don is a senior in High
School. Cora Makibbin is enjoying her son Henry's annual Spring vaca-
tion from the Zone which he usually spends here in Fayetteville. At the
same time, Mrs. James A. Wier (Alice Ray) of Denver came to help your
reporter celebrate another birthday, April 15th and what a day, in fact,
5 days, we had together. Mina Mock of Prairie Grove has been called to
care for an invalid sister in New Jersey.

From Eureka Springs comes the heart-warming news that the "Col-
lected Poems, 1914-1948" by Glen Ward Dresbach is nearly sold out and
will soon become a Collector's item. Glenn has also been named for title
of Honorary Poet Laureate of Education by the Hon. Amado M. Yuzon,
founder and president of United Poet's Laureate International with head-
quarters in Quezon City, P.I. The U.P.L.I. sends its Journal all over the
world. Congratulations, Glenn! Also to Beverley Githens Dresbach for
the splendid review of the book "When The Lions Feed". (Your reporter
wishes our CZ folk in Mt. Home and nearby towns would send in news
of their activities since retirement.)
Walter and Martha Reif report that Earl and Hazel Engle, former
Civilian Employee of U.S. Army on the Zone stopped by after visiting the
Llewelyn Zents in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Earl now has a Ford Agency in
Hampshire, Ill. The Reifs leave in May for Oklahoma City where they
will assist in building a new home for their son Wally, Jr. Cora Makibbin
will visit her sister, Mrs. Sam (Peg) McKenzie in Tenn. during May and
the Newell Shaws are heading for Denver-must be Spring Fever. Walter
and Bates Wieman report no visitors this winter. The Hallins are a busy
family-Heinie chauffeuring his lovely 16 yr. old daughter Elizabeth to
school and Ballet classes, David is busy with University, Hospital work
and Orchestral playing. Theo. is completing her first year as a teacher
of English in Jr. High School.
From Neosho came news of the passing of Gottlieb H. Evers, 27 Feb
ruary after a long illness. We are all so glad he was able to be with us
at our Annual Luncheon last Oct. with his wife, his daughter Dolly and
her family. Mr. Evers was a quiet man of few words, but deep thoughts.
At one time he had studied for the Lutheran ministry. He was stationed,
for many years in the Pedro Miguel Police Station. Mr. Evers is survived
by his widow, Olga, two daughters, Harriet Annette Kuelbs, Japan and
Mrs. Olga Naomi Sharp of Neosho; three sons, Henry T., Los Angeles,
Wendell E., Victoria, Texas and Frederick W., Curundu, Canal Zone; 18
grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Our sympathy to his beloved
We met many C.Z. people on our recent 3 months trip to California.
On January 9th we Ramblered to Texarkana. The next morning, like
thousands of other former C.Z. employees, we were shocked at the news
being broadcast to the world. We hurried on to Houston where we met
Nannie I. Brown, now living in a lovely apartment near her daughters,
Mattielee White and Frances Whitlock. Having gone to the Zone in 1906
Nannie has vivid memories of Panama as it was and the distorted news
over the T.V. was cause for indignation. Through a "Ham"' radio friend

of Nannie's and Alton White, husband Newell, W 5T\MN was able to con-
tact our C.Z. family, Ray and Barbara Shaw, and was assured that all
was well with them, though they had been in the Tivoli Hotel at the
moment of the "incident".
After three exciting days with Nannie we went on until we reached
the comfortable casa of C. L. and Gyla Foiles in Chandler, Arizona, for-
mer residents of Balboa. We all visited "Orangewood" a pleasant place
for Sr. Citizens in Phoenix. We met Mrs. Jessie Farrow, 80 years young,
widow of Wm. E. Farrow, former Postmaster in Gatun and Pedro Miguel.
Her daughter Frances is a nurse in Tempe and her son, Bill, a C.P.A. in
nearby Scottsdale. While inquiring for Mrs. Farrow, we met Miss Portia
Morehouse, 2nd grade teacher in Gatun, 1926-27. She remembers well the
principal, Florence Jacobs, also mentioned a dear friend, Mrs. Robert
In Escondido, Calif. we met Gabriel A. Reimers who lived in Gamboa,
Cristobal and Balboa,, employed in the Dredging Division and Navigation
from 1940 to August 1963 when he retired on disability. He now lives in
Daly City, Calif. Like many others we are interested in Sr.. Citizen pro-
jects and found Lil and Jack Evans, formerly of Pedro Miguel happily
established in a lovely home in Sun City. Close by in a spacious duplex
apartment we saw Jerry and Inez Evans, of the Commissary Division -
no kin to Jack Evans but good friends. Both families are greatly pleased
in their choice of abodes. Sun City is a plush place for people fifty plus
and located near Hemet, Calif. where we learned Robert Hansen and the
Ray Forbes live. They were not home no news.
In Los Angeles, we met our Ray Shaw who had flown from the Zone
to attend an accelerated course on Engineering and Management at the
U.C.L.A. In Rossmoor Leisure World, Seal Beach, Calif. we called Julia
McKenzie and in typical C.Z. manner we had a get-together in Julia's
apartment the next evening of 10 former C.Z. folk who now live there.
Those present were Miriam McDaid (Mrs. Barney McDaid) who worked
in Chase Manhattan Bank for 38 years, Pete and Geneva Shrapnel, retired
in 1954 after 40 years working in The Bldg., Son, Dr. Bliss Shrapnel prac-
tices in Pasadena, married with one child; daughter, Judith S. Scott mar-
ried and has 3 boys. Grace Birkland Brown, on the Zone from 1917 now
works for U.S. Health Service in San Pedro. She has 2 daughters and 3
grandchildren. Joseph L. and Bessie H. Welch, C.Z. 1910-1947, Mechani-
cal Division. R. H. Brubaker, 20 years in Bakery Div. of Mt. Hope
(Commy Div.). Rose Tracy (Keith not able to be present), C.Z. 1927-1950.
Their daughter Rosemary has 6 children and lives in Denver, Colo. Esther
Horine-just returned from a World Tour. Althea E. Bryant, U.S. Navy,

Coco Solo, 1929-1934, Harold D. Bryant, Lt. U.S. Navy, Julia paints beau-
tiful pictures and reports her daughter, Julia Hartman Gayle, wife of Cdr,
R. E. Gayle lives in Norfolk, Va. Julia's grandson is in the Navy and
her granddaughter graduates from High School this year. They all love
living in Leisure World with it's feeling of security and the many varied
In Monrovia, we saw Mort and Irma Lockwood. Mort, still climbs
mountains every Thursday morning and is the picture of health. Irma
still retains her interest in her church and enjoys the get-togethers of other
C.Z. folk in that area. High up in Apple Valley, about 60 miles from
Yucca Valley where we stayed for six weeks, we saw Claude and Vera
Howell in their beautiful home. The story of the rise from fireman to
financier as told by Claude was fascinating.
Hope many will plan to be with us at our Picnic in Agri Park, three
miles west of Fayetteville on Hwy 112, Sunday, 14 June at High Noon.
Happy summer to Y'all.
Blanche E. Shaw


A jolly crowd of 91 ex-Zoners met at the Alexandria Hotel on March
8, 1964, for the annual dinner-meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Los Angeles. It was good to see so many of our favorite old-timers, as
well as some new faces: among them Mr. and Mrs. Archie French of Costa
Mesa, Mrs. Della Meigs, Mr. Louis Kaiser, Mr. Harry Brown, Mrs. Bernard
McDaid, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. George Kelly.
Mrs. Josephine Huff, of Globe, Arizona, was kind enough to recite
some of Stanley Gilbert's poems on Panama, which are always well re-
ceived: other out-of-town folks were Mrs. Louise Warwick and Nova War-
wick Cain from Bakersfield; Mr. Stanley Stearns from San Mateo: Mr.
and Mrs. D. J. Evans of Sun City, Calif.: and a gay contingent from Lei-
sure World at Seal Beach Mrs. Grace Brown, Mrs. Esther Horine, Mrs.
Bernard McDaid, Mrs. Julia McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Welch, and
Helen Rhodes (the latter was to move to LW week following the dinner).
We enjoyed several solos by David Smith, accompanied by Mrs.
Dorothy Hamlin:one number I Believe" was dedicated to the memory
of Mrs. Ethel Boyd, who had encouraged David in his singing career. The
members were glad to hear first hand reports on the Zone situation from
Mr. Archie French, and Mrs. Norine Hall Kaufer who had recently visited

the Zone: and all had a good laugh at Harry Brown's "Bajian" rendition
of a poem.
Officers for the coming year were elected (?) Virginia Seller will
remain on as President, Thelma Reppe as Scretary-Treasurer, but we lost
Mr. Wm. G. Naylor who has served as Vice-President for some years. We
now have Mr. T. E. Englebright, 13521 Woodruff Avenue, Bellflower -
who will serve our organization well as Vice-President.
Regrets from Mr. and Mrs. Newell Shaw of Fayetteville, Arkansas,
visiting in this area, but they had previous commitments for that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shrapnel wrote that they were sorry to miss the
dinner, but that they were getting ready to move to Leisure World-soon
there will be enough Zoners living at LW for them to have their own
society! There is a friendly rivalry existing between LW and Sun City-
enthusiastic boosters for both retirement villages.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fitzpatrick unable to attend: Mr. Fitzpatrick
wrote that he made two trips to the hospital, one in October and again in
December, but that he is doing all right again.
Dr. and Mrs. Clay were at the dinner they drove to Florida in
January for the reunion and report a wonderful time. On their way back
to California they stopped at Phoenix, Arizona to visit friends, enjoyed
many trips in that area, among them a trip to Monezuma Castle National
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bryan were with us for the dinner and meeting-
they told us of the death of Mrs. Mayme A. Curry, wife of Col. James T.
Curry, U.S.A.F. ret Mrs Curry is survived by her husband and three
sisters, Mrs Louis Junker, Mrs. C. L. Bryan both of Santa Monica, and
Mrs. Tom Reeder of Arkansas City, Kansas.
We are sorry to report the following deaths of members of our
Mrs. Ethel Boyd Mrs. Ethel Baxley Mrs. Varney Cornwell
Our sympathy is extended to the families and friends of the deceased.
Jerry and Inez Evans, of Sun City, California, wrote that they have
a new grandson: on January 16, Douglas Cooper Evans joined his three
brothers at the home of Bill and Roslyn Evans at Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Inez wrote that Erma and Ray Forbes are now living nearby in Hemet,
California: and that Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Payne of Napa, (old friends from
Ridge Road, Balboa) were to visit Southern California in the spring.
Mrs. Helena Fitch of Berkeley, California, spent two weeks visiting
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones in Monrovia, and renewing her friendships with old
Canal Zone friends. There was a date every day during the two weeks:
tea with Mr. and Mrs. Phil Lupfer of Sierra Madre: a trip with Mr. and

Mrs. Ed Nolan to Long Beach to visit Mrs. Charles Cameron: and dinner
and card parties with the following: Mr. and Mrs. A. Berude, Mr. and
Mrs. Lockwood, Mrs. Clara Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hoecker, Mr. and
Mrs. Heltemes, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sundstrom, Olga and Florita Frost -
and a Canasta and dinner party given by the C. Z. Club at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Liebeler. Mrs. Fitch and Mrs. Jones entertained the group
at dinner at the Seven Oaks Hotel. Mrs. Fitch returned home on Sunday
April 26, tired but happy.
We heard from Capt. and Mrs. Mundberg of Santa Barbara. "Cap"
is doing very well, and their son and daughter-in-law get down from Ala-
meda, Calif. to see them whenever possible.
The Lupfer's wrote that Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore were in Southern
Calif. recently the Moore's and the Meade Bolton's helped Phil Lupfer
celebrate his birthday.
Grace Williams (Margarita Florist, Masonic Temple) whose shop
was completely gutted, is endeavoring to obtain quarters in the former
Margarita Fire Station. She is Secretary of the Eastern Star Club and
managed to salvage some of her records, however, she is having some
difficulty as some of the membership cards were burned.
Mr. John Patheier wrote that he was to celebrate his 90th birthday in
March-he is confined to his apartment and unable to get out much these
set for Sunday the 11th: not the 14th as previously noted. I think the
Secretary should be fired as she completely forgot to include the follow-
ing notice in the March report:
"The D. J. Evans's, long time residents of Pedro Miguel, finding the
Colorado winters too severe, last May purchased a home from the Del
Webb Corp. at Sun City, California, which during the Christmas vacation
period comfortably housed sixteen people, men, women and children.
Guests of the Evans's all but one adult being former Zonians were -
from Greeley, Colorado, the A. L. Harrington's; (daughter Norma, her
husband Alfred and their three children) : from Whittier, Calif. were the
Ed. G. Neill's (daughter Muriel, her husband Ed, and their three child-
ren) : from San Francisco, grandson Harvey W. Parker and his wife, and
from Saratoga, Calif. Harold Duncan (Lillian Evans brother, who grew
up on the Zone) and his wife Ruth.
Though somewhat regimented, all 16 people slept comfortably, ate
well, had a wonderful time: fell in love with Del Webb's Sun City, it's
climate and its surroundings and plan a repeat performance for next

"For the last weekend of the Christmas vacation period most all the
guests moved in on the Neill's in Whittier before dispersing."
"The P. S. O'Shaughnessy's (daughter Barbara and her husband
Philip) now in Buenos Aires, Argentina, having visited their parents in
the late summer were the only members of the family not present."
Emerson and Viola Fuller were in Los Angeles for a short time prior
to their flight to Hawaii for a 3-week tour with their trailer group. There
were to be two plane-loads of the trailerites all of whom had left their
trailers at Hemet, California: many trips and much entertainment was
planned for the group. The Fuller's will stay for a while in and around
Southern California before they take off again in their trailer.
The various Panama Canal Societies around the country need more
enthusiastic supporters like Mr. F. G. Swanson, who wrote that he was
going to attend the P.C. Society of New York meeting on May 2, 1964-
traveling from his home in Tyler, Texas, to New York.
I am going to spend a few days at Yosemite Park understand it
is beautiful this time of the year, and am looking forward to again seeing
this lovely sight.
June 14, 1964 anyone in our area at that time, be sure to attend
our picnic at Brookside Park, Pasadena: contact any of our officers or
members regarding directions on how to get there but don't ask me,
I get lost every time I drive there!
Kindest regards to all -
Thelma Reppe, Secretary


Since our last report we have had two good luncheon meetings in
Asheville with 45 and 32 members present. With picnic weather here our
next few get-togethers will no doubt be in a setting of beautiful mountain
and forest scenery.
Don Luke, on vacation from the Canal Zone, visited his Aunt, Nell
Mitchell bringing with him from Pennsylvania his mother, Mrs. Kate
Luke, who was employed on the Zone for a year during W.W. 2. Mrs.
Luke spent a month with her sister.
Dan and Barbara Daniels of Columbus, Ga., and their children spent
Easter with her parents (Graham Taylors) in Hendersonville. While Dan
was Boy Scout Secretary on the Canal Zone they adopted a dear little girl
and since returning to the U.S. they have adopted three handsome happy

For several days in early April the Wendell Greenes' home was the
scene of a memorable gathering of good Canal Zone friends. The visitors
included Mrs. J. C. Myrick of Raleigh, N.C., Mrs. W. K. Newland of
Springfield, Mo, Mrs. Stacy Russell of Highlands, N.C., and Mrs. A. C.
Garlington of Newberry, S.C. and daughter Octavia of Augusta, Ga. It
truly was "The Week That Was".
Their Hendersonville friends greatly enjoyed the visits of Jimmy and
Helen Lyons of New York City, Roy and Geneva Stockham of Denver,
Colo. and Del and Sadie (Haigh) Stelmach of Mondovi, Wis.
Jim and Bricky Pattison and their three sons, who, until recently,
lived on the Canal Zone, are visiting her parents, the Tom Colemans. They
will remain, until their son Tommy completes his school year in Hender-
Clarence B. (Johnny) Johnston, formerly with the Standard Oil Co.
in Panama, is the Republican candidate for the office of State Senator
from the 33rd District of North Carolina. Here's wishing him a big victory
at the polls. He is serving his second term as president of the Henderson
County Senior G.O.P. Club. He has been elected Alternate Delegate to the
Republican National Convention to be held in San Francisco in July, so
watch for him on T.V.
On his way back to the Zone from a meeting of engineers at Purdue
University Carl Brown spent a weekend with the Robert Van Wagners.
After attending the re-union in St. Petersburg, Clarence and Della
Howell enjoyed a 10-day stay with the W. C. Bowens in Coral Gables.
In Ft. Lauderdale they saw the Carlton Halletts, Cecil and Ray Currie,
Fred and Lillian Crawford and Bill and Ruth Verner. They also visited
their daughter Margaret and family, bringing granddaughter April home
with them for a short visit. Margaret and her three daughters, Debbie,
April and Sheri Lynn, spent Easter with them. At the present time Vera
and Claude Howell of Apple Valley, Calif., are visiting relatives in South
Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina and will spend some time with
them before continuing their trip home.
The Starford Churchills report that Mrs. Charles L. Trickey is now
in Florence, Italy, with her daughter and son-in-law who, during a sabba-
tical leave from Northwestern University of Evanston, Ill., is studying at
the University of Florence.
Tommy and Bena Sawyer drove up to Annapolis, Md., to spend Easter
with friends there.
The Tom Kelleys are presently enjoying a trip in the north to see

their son, Tom, Jr. and their daughters Margie and Pat and their families.
Mrs. Luckey is accompanying them.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Collette of Coral Gables, Fla., formerly with
Standard Oil in Panama City, spent a weekend with Johnny and Rose
Lillian Budge had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beck (Philomena
Duggan). Miss Budge and Mrs. Beck both taught in Balboa in 1924.
Paul and Betty Bentz took a hurried trip in March to Tampa, Fla.,
where they celebrated their wedding anniversary with Betty's sister, Helen,
and brother-in-law Judge Henry N. Graven of Greene, Ia.. Judge Graven, a
senior Federal Judge, was holding court in Tampa for a couple of months.
The Bentzes and Gravens were married in Minneapolis, Minn., at a double
wedding ceremony 38 years ago. The Bentzes' son, Dr. Alan Paul Bentz,
a chemist with General Foods Technical Center in Tarryton, N.Y., visited
his parents briefly in Asheville in April on his way to New Orleans where
he was scheduled to present a paper. Dr. Bentz will be going also to
Hamburg, Germany, in October, to present a paper at a chemical confer-
ence in that city.
Mrs. Anthony Fernandez of Dallas, Texas, met Worden and Bea
French upon their arrival in New Orleans in April and drove with them
to Hendersonville for a visit with Bob and Lillian Van Wagner. The
Frenches proceeded on to Vermont to attend the graduation of their son
Charles at Castleton.
Paul and Edna Furr, now living in Gray Court, S.C., are welcome
new members of our group.
John L. Ferguson is one of our most travelled members. Taking
with him his grandson John III he drove up to Montreal to visit his son
John while he was building a ceramic plant for his company located in
Columbus, O., (he is now in Australia constructing a similar plant), to
Dallas, Texas, where with his brother he enjoyed inspecting oil fields and
visiting huge cattle ranches, and to Florida in January with his daughter,
Sara and her husband, Jim. In May he attended his class reunion at State
College in Raleigh, N.C. In June he will go to Ithaca, N.Y. to visit his
daughter Sara and her family, attending the high school graduation of
their youngest daughter. Their oldest daughter, Kathey, has graduated
from college and is now working at Cornell. Their son, Joel, is at present
serving in the U.S. Army. John sends greetings and good luck to all his
Panama friends.
Respectfully submitted,
Ruth M. Sill, Secretary


The New York Society of the Panama Canal held its 40th Annual
Reunion on Saturday, May 2nd, with a Luncheon at the Brass Rail Restaur-
ant, 521 5th Avenue, New York City. Col. Ralph H. Sartor, presided.
After a standing toast to "The President of the United States" Colonel
Sartor welcomed the ladies present, also the new members who were pres-
ent for the first time. A very pleasant "refreshment hour" was spent before
the Luncheon in reminiscence of days of old on the Isthmus.
At the conclusion of the Luncheon, Col. Sartor expressed his appre-
ciation and welcome to the old-timers who had travelled considerable
distance to be with us: Colonel Geo. Goethals from Cambridge, Mass.;
Judge Fred Swanson from Tyler, Tex.; George McCullough, Birmingham,
Ala.; and Harry Bloss from Tampa, Fla. Interesting talks were made by
Colonel Goethals, Judge Swanson, Dr. Salisbury, George McCullough,
Fred Einermann and William E. Russell. All were critical of the existing
situation in Panama, and pessimistic regarding future negotiations between
our government and the Republic of Panama.
The following were present at the Reunion: Harry Bloss, Tampa, Fla.;
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Case, Trenton, N.J.; Maurice DePutron and daughter,
Ramsey, Jersey City, N.J.;Fred Einermann, son Fred Jr. and wife and
daughter, Ramsey, N.J.; John J. Fitzpatrick, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Col. Geo.
Goethals, Cambridge, Mass.; John Hanson, Cranford, NJ.; Henry Hartwig,
Brooklyn, N.Y.; Capt. W. C. Hearon, Staten Island, N.Y.; Ivor Jones,
Glenside, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. James Lyons, N.Y. City; E. C. Mackey and
daughter, Phila. Pa.; Steve O'Brien, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Eugene Owens,
Media, Pa.; Geo. McCullough, Birmingham, Ala.; M. E. Rupp, Brooklyn,
N.Y.; William E. Russell, Bronxville, NY.; Dr. Edw. Salisbury, Manhas-
set, L.I.; Ralph Sartor, St. Michaels, Md.; Judge Fred Swanson, Tyler,
Texas; Miss Marguerite Herrick, Miss Marion Clausson, N.Y. City and
Mrs. Harry Speicher, Springfield, N.Y.
James Eason and Albert Van Zandt, both charter members of the
Society, were unable to be present, due to a virus condition. This was the
first Reunion they failed to attend since the Society was organized.
Communications were received from the following, who expressed
regrets that they could not be present and asked to be remembered to all.
From: Governor Maurice H. Thatcher, Washington, D.C.; Matt Follman,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Adolph Wuelper, Bayonne, N.J.; Floyd Freeman, Mid-
land, Mich.; William McCauley, N.Y. City; Jeff King, Cranford, N.J.;
Don MacIntyre, Madeira Beach, Fla.; Harmon Swart, Bel Harbour, Flor-

ida; Harold Delevante,. Brooklyn. N.Y.; William-Kennedy,. Miami Beach,
Florida; Pat Farrell, Brooklyn, N.Y.;Fred Frederiksen, N.Y. City; Dr. R.
Whitehead, Laconia, N.H.; Wm. McCann, Hopewell, Va.; Dr. Louis Wen-
der, N.Y:. City; Henry Schwalenberg, Baltimore, Md;; Hartley Rowe,
Newton Center, Mass.;. Edward Maltby, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. Charles
Pleakley, Roscoe, N.Y.; Mrs. Aileen Gorgas Wrightson, Chevy Chase, Md.
and Mrs. Mary Victoreen, Pittsfield, Mass.
SIt was with profound sorrow that the death of the following members
during the past year was announced.
SBert Shell at Gloversville, New. York, December 29, 1962,
Geo. D. Fenton at Swathmore, Pa., August 3, 1963.
Arthur Richards at Larchmont, New York, September 25, 1963.
Fred.Martin at Tuckahoe, New York, October 7, 1963.
SHoward Critchlow at Bradenton, Florida, February 7, 1964.
For the year 1964, the following were elected:
President ..._-------- ----. -_ Ralph H. Sartor BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vice-President -- Dr. Edward I. Salisbury William E. Russell
Secretary-Treasurer. ----. John J. Fitzpatrick Maurice B. DePutron
James T. Eason
At the close of the Meeting, Colonel Sartor thanked those present,
with the hope that we would all be present at our next Reunion.
John J. Fitzpatrick, Secretary-Treasurer


.The many friends of Mrs. Nathan Levy will be sorry to learn that
she has been ill with,a virus. We hope it is not the measles, but there has
been a big epidemic in,the City. for some time., Dear Nathan is standing
by as only a good husband of Fifty Years can.
On the sick list, too is the Leeser family. Mrs. Irene Leeser had a
very serious emergency operation on Feb. 29th. She was' rushed to the
Southmore Hospital in Pasadena and there lost a bursted appendix; She
was very ill for 10 days. We are pleased to announce that she is doing
well at this time. Their daughter Gloris Theologian had the Measles along
with many of thousands of others. Mr. Roy had the virus, so as you might
say, "They have had it."
Referring back to the Panamanian situation; When things were at
their worst, we are proud to announce that our Jimmy Roe, President of
the C.Z. Clubbers, along with Gus Homelin and the Panama Consul of the

City of Houston went on T.V. and were featured on the program "Mid.
night with Marietta".' They gave a good presentation of the true facts
which were clearly lacking at the time. By the way, the Consul is the
nephew of President Chiari of Panama. He is Hon. Augustine Chairi and
an old schoolmate of Jimmy's. The Club sent telegrams to the President
and to the Texas Senators.
A. C. Ellis, Jr. has just returned recently from a trip to Europe, where
he was sent by the Galveston Wharves Co. He toured the ports of London;
Amsterdam, and Rotterdam; Bremen, Hamburg and Copenhagen. He was
gone three weeks, and spent most of the time observing operations, facili-
ties and construction methods. He also was negotiating for the purchase
of dredging equipment. On his way home he stopped off in Omaha, Nebra-
ska for a week end with his sister Joan and family. Clyde is Chief Engin-
eer of the Port of Galveston.
Bertha Turner, Secretary-Treasurer


Herewith a few social items from the C.Z. Society of Southeast Flor-
ida of which I am now your new reporter with the help of Dorothy (Mrs.
Roger) Williams for the Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach area as my
We had a very nice turnout with approximately 60 to 65 people pres-
ent and everyone agreed they liked having the picnics at Greynolds Park.
However, the following dates have already been set up for this year and
the next picnic will be at Matheson Hammock, at the Stone Shelter on
July 5th. The third picnic will be on August 23rd, Sunday, at Greynolds
Park, East Side of U.S. 1 and the last one on October 18th, again on
Sunday, at Matheson Hammock as usual.
A covered dish luncheon was thoroughly enjoyed by all with plenty
of food to spare so any visitors who are in the area and cannot bring
something, please come anyway. We're happy to share with you. New re-
tirees, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams were there along with Mrs. Kate
Williams, and Miss Gertrude Smith, recently of Gorgas Hospital staff.
Seldom seen at our picnics were Bill Merchant, Jos. Snyder, J. Stanford
Skinner, Guy Hancock, Woodie Baldwin, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Knoop from Hendersonville, N.C. visited with
the J. S. Skinners of Miami Shores for two days in March. The Snyders
Granddaughter, Joan Snyder, was down for Easter week and has won a

four years scholarship to Ryder College, Trenton, N.J. Another item on
the Skinners, they were visiting their son Stanford and 4 children in Bir-
mingham, Ala. Report they are all fine and send their regards.
Dotsey Bigelow, daughter of the Ed Bigelows of Ft. Lauderdale, has
been separated from the Air Force Nursing Corps and is working as an
operating room nurse at Holy Cross Hosp. in Ft. Lauderdale.
Barbara Ann Schmitt, formerly Barbara Ann Hutchings, is enrolled
at Fla. State University at Tallahassee, Fla. Her daughter Sande will join
her at school this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter spent a few days visiting with the Cliff
Ryters in Leesburg, Fla. and the Ed. Cullens in Dunellon, Fla. Ruth
Powell of Diablo, C.Z. was a recent guest at the Hunter's home.
Anne and Frank Cunningham of Pompano Beach spent six weeks in
the C.Z. visiting with the D. H. Spencers of Ancon. They arrived two days
before the trouble started and were there thru all the rioting and confusion.
Mrs. Vincent Raymond and her daughter Theresa Bennett of Amity-
ville, Long Island, were guests at the Cunningham's home during Easter
Paul and Anita Thompson of Pompano Beach spent three months
visiting with Paul's relatives in Gretna, Fla. Their daughter Frances is
married to Capt. Richard E. Clinton and they are now stationed at Pope
Air Force Base in Fayetteville, N.C. Frances was able to join her parents
in Gretna for a visit and a happy time was had by all.
Chas. Hardy, Jr. returned to his home in Key West from a 9 weeks
course in electronics (his umpteenth) last week and such a happy reunion
with his wife and three children I never did see.
Mrs. R. A. Koperski (Mabel) returned to her home in Danville, Cali-
fornia in late March after a visit of six months with her son, Robert, and
his family of Miami. Before Mabel left, Mrs. R. W. Rubelli, Mrs. Sam
Craig and Mrs. Floyd McDermitt drove down from Pompano Beach for
a farewell visit. They were joined by Ruth Metzger for luncheon at the
Candlelight Inn and then the group called on Capt. and Mrs. Lucien Skeels
in Miami Springs. Capt. and Mrs. Skeels were involved in an auto accident
and Mrs. Skeels suffered a broken foot which kept her confined to their
apartment for many weeks. Capt. Skeels escaped with minor injuries.
Their car was badly damaged. The Skeels have now returned to their
home in Connecticut.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bowen of Coral Gables left late in April for a
trip to Asheville, No. Carolina where they will be the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Howell. They will also spend some time with Mr. and Mrs.
E. M. Hicks (Dolly Bowen) in Davidson, N.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Aram Hatch plan to return to their summer home in
Pittsford, Vermont on May 26th,
Mrs. Frank Moore of Miami suffered a broken left foot and because
of the cumberson cast she fell and had the misfortune to break her right
hip also. Surgery on her hip required three weeks in the hospital. She
is now at home but will be confined to a wheel chair for many weeks.
Mr. H. H. Hudson is a patient in North Miami Hospital with a clot
on his lung. Mail should be sent to 9051 S.W. 25th St., c/o Bishop, Miami,
Florida 33165.
Mr. James (Sandy) McKeown of Canal Zone was a surgery patient
in January in a Miami hospital. Mr. and Mrs. McKeown came to the
States because of the death of Anita's mother, Mrs. H. H. Hudson, on
January ninth.
Mr. Robert C. True of Seattle, Washington was the guest of his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence True of Miami for two weeks recently.
Ruth and Earl Baltozer, St. Petersburg, Florida, drove to Ironton,
Ohio with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Merchant, during the month of May.
Roger Williams, his mother and Dorothy arrived April 9th in New
Orleans; drove to Maitland, Florida to visit 3 days with the William Rohr-
bachs; arrived in Ft. Lauderdale April 14th and they are living at 942
N.W. 13th Street.
Margaret Hardy and Dorothy Williams


March 10. Happy New Year to us. Last night the neighbors stormed
our front door for a surprise party in celebration of our 49th wedding
anniversary. They brought champagne and an Anniversary Cake, com-
plete with a replica of the happy couple on top.
March 26. Please envy us, for today we received a dozen plantain
from Grover and Bille Bohan, now wintering in Tampa, Florida.
A new drink. While enjoying(?) a forced and extended stay out of
circulation, four times the food tray contained a teabag in the empty cup
and from the pot came not hot water, but coffee!!! Don't try it for it is
a lousy drink. I have named it Cofftea, and patent not applied for.
It is to laugh, for in the March issue mention was kiddingly made
that the writer was not vocally constipated in talking about the Panama

situation. Well, that condition now actually exists, for one vocal cord has
lost interest in cooperating. And about time, some can and will say. Can't
be bothered with that, and other existing conditions, for there is too much
pleasure in just being amongst those present. We all must not resent
growing old for many are denied that privilege. Also personal contact
was made with those doctors who wear the masks. And from what they
did I wouldn't want to be recognized either. I asked the head man, Dr.
Lynch, if he belonged to the Mob family, and he didn't get it, so I just
submitted to his charms!!! A lot of people have been put out of work
due to my obeying orders to stop smoking.
Try and figure this out. Our city spent $10,000.00 for a new school
bus, so that the kiddies can ride to school, and then $100,000.00 for a
gymnasium so that they can get exercise.
We are looking forward to a very busy summer, for already eight
present and ex-Zoners have stated they would visit with us.
A thought. Don't resent not receiving all you want, but be glad
you don't get all you deserve.
Ida and Slim Hallett


The Canal Zone Health Bureau has acquired one manatee.
The 150-pound youngster was brought up from Peru by plane. He
traveled in a special manatee carrying case-a plastic lined box filled
with water-and given the VIP treatment.
When it arrived in the Canal Zone, the sea cow-or sea bull-because
the Canal's single manatee is a boy-was taken to Summit Gardens and
deposited for safekeeping in the anteaters pond.
Since the pond was only a borrowed home and the feeding of the
ever-hungry manatee was keeping Sanitation Division employees busy
providing aquatic vegetation from the Chagres River, Summit Gardens
was a very temporary abode.
Later, Health Bureau personnel headed by Col. Robert J. Kamish,
Bureau Director, John P. Smith, Assistant to the Health Director, and a
number of others started "Operation Manatee."
It consisted mainly of moving the husky youngster from the pond by
sling into a carrying box filled with water into a truck which would trans-
port it to the Chagres River where the mouth of a lagoon has been fenced
in as a special manatee living area.

The:first problem was to get to the manatee, who by nature is a shy
animal and not given to coming to the surface. for visits-even with the
bureau directors. Under the direction of Dr. Nathan B. Gale, Panama
Canal veterinarian, the pool, was drained. The sea cow was moved onto
a tarpaulin and lifted into the carrying box. Then the handles of the
carrying box were removed in order to get it through the gates of the
large animal cages.
The ride in the truck to the Chagres was uneventful. But it was touch
and go when Mr. Manatee was lowered into a hyacinth patrol boat.
At the inlet where the mammal is to be kept for protection and ob-
servation, Health Bureau personnel were frustrated to find that the water
level had dropped since the fence was built and the fence, instead of being
at water level, was so high that the manatee could not be lifted over. So
they went around it.
At long last, the Canal Zone's one manatee was plopped out of the
boat and into the inlet. He disappeared from view and probably is now
munching happily on the hyacinth and other aquatic plants which clog
the river and provide the best possible type of manatee food.
The idea of bringing manatees to the Canal for observation and study
was first suggested by Mr. Smith, who noted that they were being used
to keep irrigation ditches clear in British Guina. The Health Bureau also
is interested in controlling a type of pest mosquito which breeds on the
roots of aquatic grass. The combined grass and mosquito problem is
greatest in Canal and Chagres River waters at and near Gamboa.

A Geodesic dome will be part of the new multimillion dollar school
plant to be built in Curundu next year by the Panama Canal.
A modern architectural form originated by the noted U.S. architect
R. Buckminster Fuller, the dome will house the cafetorium, one of the
units of the new Curundu Junior High School complex, designed to ac-
commodate 2,200 students.
The cafetorium also is something new for the Canal Zone. It will be
a combined cafeteria and auditorium having kitchen and dining room
facilities for 700 students. When used as an auditorium, it will seat 1,000
students on the main floor and 450 more in the balcony, built over the
kitchen area.
The dome will be 140 feet in diameter and will rise 46 feet over the
cafetorium area.
The school plant will be contemporary in design and concept, in-

volving many of the latest construction techniques. It will consist of five
separate buildings joined by covered passageways. These include two
identical classroom buildings, a combination administration-academic
building, a gymnasium and the cafetorium.
The school complex will be in a 25-acre site in the Curundu military
reservation between the two main Curundu housing areas at Curundu and
Clayton Roads.

The first of three locomotive cranes ordered from Japan for use on
the Panama Canal locks was undergoing tests on a special track set up
at Gatun for testing the new towing locomotives.
The crane arrived aboard the SS Pioneer Mill and was unloaded on
the east wall of Gatun Locks. Assembly of the crane was started imme-
diately afterwards.
The new crane can be operated on the same type of track as the new
towing locomotives and, when placed in use, will be located permanently
on the Gatun Locks center wall.
The three locomotive cranes are part of an order for 59 towing loco-
motives being constructed by Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha, Ltd. in Japan for
the Panama Canal. The first of their type to be purchased by the Canal,
they will be used for maintenance and overhaul work on the locks.

Panamanian employees in the Canal Zone enjoy an excellent retire-
ment plan, in addition to other benefits, such as a medical insurance, life
insurance, and an annual leave allotment of more than 5 weeks. The
normal work week is five 8-hour days.
Based on the current average pay in a clerk's position, or the posi-
tion of a stevedore or school bus driver, retirement at age 60 would be
$1,505 a year, after 35 year's service. The rate of pay for this job would
have been about $1.14 an hour ($198 a month).
But the pay scale will go up in less than 3 months. Based on that
future pay scale for the same position, the retirement for the above listed
positions, after 35 years' service, would be $1,600 a year.
The minimum retiremtn for the lowest rate of pay would be $1,260
for 35 years' service and $1,050 for 30 years' service. These figures are
based on retirement at age 60.
Even now, the AVERAGE RETIREMENT pay of the Panamanians
who worked in the Canal Zone is higher than the AVERAGE SALARY
of a worker in the Republic of Panama.


Miss Janet Christeen Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
C. Sutherland of Gamboa, became the bride of Mr. Frank Kent DuPree,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. DuPree of Silver Springs, Florida, at
the St. Paul's-by-the-Sea Church, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, on April 17.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her grandfather,
Mr. Gilbert B. Owen.
The bridgroom was attended by his father, Mark A. DuPree, as best
man. Ushers were Mr. Thomas Martone'and Mr. Michael Robinson.
Among the out-of-town guests for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs.
S. G. McClellan, Jr., of Pleasantville, New'York, uncle and aunt of the
bride; Mrs. Rita Crume of Washington, D.C.; Captain and Mrs. S. H.
Rowley of Balboa; Miss Harriet'Bernstein of Knoxville, Tennessee, sor-
ority sister of the bride; Mrs. Eddie Ingle and Miss Mary Ann Brandon
of Tampa, Florida, both of whom were former residents of the Canal Zone;
and Mr. Joseph Fredette of New York City, uncle of the bridegroom.
The bride is attending Jacksonville University 'where she plans to
receive a degree in Education in August.
Mr. DuPree is also attending Jacksonville University where he is
majoring in child psychology.
Upon their return from their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Dupree will
reside at 5642 Windemere Drive, Jacksonville, Florida.

Nuptial vows were exchanged between Miss Virginia Ann Mauldin
and Talmadge Anthony Womble, Ensign, U.S. Navy, in the chancel of
the Balboa Union Church on April 25. The Rev. Frank A. Tobey, D.D.
Pastor of the church, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bryan Mauldin
of Balboa. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Wright
Womble of Diablo Heights.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Mr. Womble served
as his son's best man. Ushers were the Messrs. Frank Townsend, Sam
Rowley, Dan Keller and Wm. Kirkland.
A reception immediately following the ceremony was held in the
church parlor.
Serving at the punch and coffee services were the Mesdames Roger
Deakins, Wallace Thrift, Paul Morgan, Charles Douglas, Ray Wilson and
Paul Badonsky.
The bride is a graduate of Agnes Scott and attended Emory Univer-

sity where she studied toward her Master's degree in Library Science. Her
husband is a graduate of the United States Naval Aacademy in the Class
of 1963. Both are graduates of Balboa High School.
The bridegroom is stationed aboard the USS W. C. Lawe based at
Mayport, Fla., and the couple will make their home in nearby Jacksonville.

Miss Martha Anne Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (Martha Brad-
ley) James A. Wood of Gatun, and Mr. Edward G. Napoleon, son of Mrs.
Gladys E. Napoleon and the late Edward P. Napoleon of Balboa were
united in marriage on April 17, in a double ring ceremony at the Gatun
Union Church. The pastor of the church, the Rev. Clarence C. Payne,
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.
The bridegroom was attended by his -brother-in-law, Mr. Howard
The ushers were the bride's brother, James B. Wood and Len Sanchez.
A reception followed at the Gatun Masonic Temple. The newlyweds
left by air for the United States, where they honeymooned in Miami, Flor-
ida and Birmingham, Alabama.
The bride was born on the Canal Zone, attended Canal Zone schools
and graduated from Cristobal High School. She was attending Canal
Zone College until her marriage.
The bridegroom was born in 'Baltimore, Md., but was reared on the
Canal Zone, graduating from Balboa High School. He attended the Uni-
versity of MacAllister of Minneapolis, Minnesota, until he-joined the Pro-
fessional baseball Farm Club. He is presently with the double a Farm
Club of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Asheville, North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith Favorite, Jr., of Margarita, Canal Zone,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Lynn, to Don La
Verne Neidt. Miss Favorite, a graduate of Cristobal High School is
presently a Junior at Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, Mis-
souri, where she is majoring in physical education and languages.
Mr. Neidt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles LaVerne Neidt of Truro,
Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from
Northwest Missouri State College and is at present teaching in East Union
School at Afton, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reisz of Cheverly, Md. announce the birth of a
son, Mark Daniel, on April 3rd.
Mrs. Reisz is the former June Barlow of the Canal Zone. She is a

daughter of Mrs. Sam Barlow who is employed in the Panama Canal Per-
sonnel Bureau.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Walker (Ruth Catherine Taylor) a
daughter, Amy Elizabeth, May 4th in Portland, Maine. The Walkers have
three sons. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dick Taylor, Cape
Elizabeth, Maine.

George Jerome Wickens, former Lockmaster of the Pacific Locks, died
in Norfolk, Va. recently. He was 72.
Mr. Wickens went to the Canal Zone in 1919 as a marine machinist
and retired in 1954 as Lockmaster. He was a member of F & AM Isthmian
Lodge, Scottish Rite, Abu Saad AAOMS Temple and a 50-year member
of the International Association of Machinists union.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hilda Wickens, a civilian employee
of the U.S. Army, Fort Gulick; and a daughter, Mrs. (Wilma) Edward
E. Kennerd, of Balboa.

Captain Clinton Baverstock died May 4th in Hopetown, Bahama
Island, where interment was made. He went to the C.Z. as pilot in 1934
and retired in 1959. Survivors are his wife Ellen; two daughters, (Char-
lotte) wife of Dr. Benjamin F. Burns, Corona del Mar, Calif., (Cecelia)
Mrs. C. Brenton Battersby, 707 50th St. Court West, Bradenton, Florida
33505, and several grandchildren.

Captain Ben Judd, St. Petersburg, Florida, celebrated his 80th birth-
day May 10th, 1964.
Mrs. Beverly Des Londes and son Daniel, after visiting friends and
relatives in California, have settled at 1807- 18th Avenue North, Apart-
ment B, Woodlawn Apartments, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Capt. and Mrs. H. M. Schloming, Alburquerque, N.M. visited their
son's family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schloming in San Francisco, where
Herbert is head of the G.S.A. They sailed aboard the SS President Wilson
for Hawaii, Japan, Hongkong, and Manila.

Mr. Jack DeVore, Balboa, C.Z. is taking Mr. Art Wynne's place in
the Panama Line office in New Orleans while the Wynnes are on vacation.
They visited Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kelly and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Esler in
St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mrs. Kelly had her foot operated on and was in Pinellas General
Hospital for awhile.

A "first" occurred recently at Balboa High School: a girl was elected
president of the Student Association. Sue Lessiack, who had scored an-
other "first" when she was elected vice president of the SA for the current
year, is or has been a member of the Drama, Library, Science, and Math
Clubs. In addition, Sue has worked on numerous committees, has debated
for her class, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Sue is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lessiack (Catherine
Adams) and the granddaughter of Mrs. Helen Yoder, Los Altos, Calif.
Seven Panama Canal employees were presented service awards, each
with a check for $150, by Lt. Gov. David S. Parker, last week, but to one
of the employees present active participation in the ceremony came as a
complete surprise.
Miss Annie F. McDade, secretary to the chief of the Executive Plan-
ning Staff, went with stenographic pad and pencil, ready to take notes.
Instead, she found she was one of the seven being honored.
Miss McDade was presented a certificate and check in recognition of
exemplary service to the Panama Canal in her capacity as secretary. In
addition to her normally prescribed duties, Miss McDade handled with
dispatch and superior ability numerous details connected with the 1963
Canal Zone United Fund campaign.
Jose E. Corco and Gerald Williams shared honors for exemplary ser-
vice to the Panama Canal in their capacity as auditors. Each received a
certificate and check as a result of their collaboration in the ordering of
locks towing locomotive spare parts and their joint proposal for an alter-
native money-saving method. As a direct result of their perceptivness and
alert attitude, the cash outlay for locomotive spare parts was reduced by
an estimated $300,000.
Sylvia S. Gustin was given an exemplary service certificate and check
"for her service to the Canal Zone Civilian Personnel Policy Coordinating
Board in her capacity as clerk-typist." "During the past 6 months, due to
unforseen circumstances, she was required to assume many of the duties
of her immediate superior," says the citation.

At Northwestern Military and Naval Academy, Lake Geneva, Wis.,
Cadet Private James M. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. James O. King, Balboa,
was recognized for outstanding academic achievement for the second sem-
ester. Cadet King was one of two cadets who merited the Special Honor
Roll by virtue of an A average, and was the only member of Company "A"
to attain this honor. During the second semester, Cadet King was promoted
to Private. He was also named "Honorary Old Man", a recognition which
entitles him to second year cadet privileges.


Did you know that Choctaw green tile is replacing carpeting in the
cabins of the SS Cristobal Gatun locks including approach walls
are 1-1/5 miles long CARE lost 30 tons of food during the distur-
bances through fire in the old Cristobal Commissary C.Z. blood banks
received more than 40 volunteers in answer to a rush call on Jan 10 .
Fort Davis is getting a new school to accommodate 450 students over
1000 CZers receive the Miami Herald daily at their homes near 5 p.m.
the day it is published Summit Gardens has added a 5 coach Tooner-
ville Trolly pulled by a gas-driven cargo mule for the kiddies from
March 8th to the 14th Canal traffic hit the highest in history with 284
ships transiting an average of 40.4 per day Chief Engineer James
Langford was made Honorary Pilot and given a Master Key to the Locks
upon his retirement Hundreds of Zonians are now buying meat and
vegetables from New Orleans having it sent on the SS Cristobal on
one trip over 3,000 lbs. of meat was reportedly unloaded Summitt
Gardens has a portable structure of the P.C. Information Office where
dances and band concerts are held each Saturday and Sunday van-
dals are desecrating monuments to R. de P's Founding fathers over
375 C.Z. employees are members of the Florida Society .

Many thanks to all the reporters for sending their contributions on
time. Keep the news coming. Special thanks to Miss Etta Harrover of
Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Pedersen, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.;
Virginia Colston, Hagerstown, N.J.; Capt. Johannes, Bradenton, Fla. and
to all others who sent news items and clippings to the Editor. Without
this fine cooperation there would be no Record.
It is regretted that no reports from Hot Springs, Ark., Northern Cali-
fornia and Colorado were received.

Betty Lockridge, Record Editor
2600 Pinellas Point Drive South,
Telephone 867-2315 St. Petersburg, Florida 33712


Cotton, Mr. Arthur T.-Box 602-------------------------------- Balboa
Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert C.-Box 2454------------------.. ------Balboa
O'Brien, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.-Box 1025--------------------------Cristobal
Owen, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.-Box 5042-------------------------. Cristobal
Ruppel, Mr. and Mrs. L. M.-Box 2296----------------------------Balboa
Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. C. L.-Box 561---------------- ------------Balboa
Wainio, Mr. and Mrs. John E.-Box 452--------------------Balboa Heights
Weade, Capt. and Mrs. Russell A.-Box 82 -------------------------Balboa
Carnathan, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.-512 Woodvale Road-------- Prattville 36067

Hinz, Mr. Charles F.-439 North Van Ness Avenue---------Los Angeles 90004
Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B.-1409 West Walnut Street------------Lompoc
Van Underwood, Mr. and Mrs. W.-6326-A Templeton Street
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Bigelow, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.-2525 S.W. 34th Avenue....Fort Lauderdale 33312
Linker, Mr. and Mrs. Harry J.-2435 51st Street No.------St. Petersburg 33710
Snedeker, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E.-3101 Belden Circle------- Jacksonville 32207
Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W.-5512 Rockville Road--------- Indianapolis

Loehr, Mr. and Mrs. William S. (S.F.C.)-819 Maple Street--------. Lawrence

Badders, Mr. and Mrs. William-1120 Madison St.-Apartment 1-A .- Annapolis

Melanson, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace T.-17 Prince Street---- ---Belmont 02178
Seaman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C.-6 Gladys Road-------------- Brockton 02402
Sosted, Mr. and Mrs. Harold-20 Oakridge Road--------------------Caldwell

Muller, Mrs. J. A.-501 Georgia, S.E.--------------------Albuquerque 87108

Shea, Mr. Joseph F.-88 Rochester Street----..-------.... -------- Bradford

Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D.-906 Gale Street----------- ..Houston 77009
(Mary Alice Hicks)
Menard, Mr. and Mrs. Henry F.-8913 Mt. Delano Drive--- ..- El Paso 79904

Beck, Mr. and Mrs. B. A., Sr.-208 Old Gilrerton Road ------Chesapeake 23706

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DUES $4.00 per year. January 1, 1964 to December 31 following.
Add 45c to checks on Canal Zone banks.




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


Address----------------------------------------------Box ----

City ----------------------------- -- State------- Zip Code--...----

Telephone-.--------...... -------...-----

Name... ..------------- ----......----........-..----

Address-------- --------------------------------Box

City ---------- ---------------- State------ Zip Code---------

Amount Enclosed $.---------------- (Check)...--- (M.O.) ---. (Cash) ---.

Approved by----- --------------- Guard date----- -----
DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children $1.00 per year.

Payment Box 11566, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. 33733

Name ..---------------------...............................................................
Street -- ----------------------.......----------....--
City--------------------.------ State ------- Zip Code......-----

Dues for: 1964--.----. ; 1965 ----;. 1966--- ; 1967 --------; 1968------
Amount Enclosed $-------------- (Check)----. (M.O.).--- (Cash) .---

Street-.--- ----------------------- -------- .........Box--------
City------------------------------------ State ---..Zip Code---------

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

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Estes, Fort Greeley, Alaska.

Jean and Buster Burgoon, Sarasota, Fla.

Mrs. Grace Morris, Lutz, Fla., Mrs. Alice Taber Cullinane, Pasadena, Calif.,

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Taber, Margarita, C.Z.

"El Volcan Hands" Carter Orr, Frank Hohman, Simon Ligree Lockridge, St. Petersburg,
Frank Irwin, San Rafael, Calif. Abe Howard and Judge Tattleman, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mrs. Carman Van Gelder, Belleview, Wash., Mrs. Esther Currier, and Mrs. Henrietta
Welsh, South Gate, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. James Petersen, and baby James Lance, Robertsville, N.J.

Carl Newhard, President and Jean Bleakley, Secretary of the P.C. Society of N.W. Ark.

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

U. S. Poees.
St. Peternbug Flh.
Permit No. 603





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