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Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
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v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
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St. Petersburg, Fla
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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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Mrs. Amy McCormack, seated at right, founder of the Isthmian Historical Society, isshown
with a group of wives of Construction Day workers at a meeting of the society held at the
Roosevelt Room of the Tivoli Guest Hbuse, Seated, from left, are Mrs. Ora Ewing, Mrs.
Olive Orr, deceased July 29, 1966, Mrs. Mary Cecil Lowe, and Mrs. McCormack. Standing,
from left, are Mrs. Estefonia Wheeler, Mrs. Ethel Clark, Mrs. Edith Eppley, and Mrs. Grace
Sanders, Mrs. Lowe, a charter member of the society, who arrived on the Isthmus in 1906,
was honored guest at the dinner preceding the meeting.

Left to right--Lt. Gov. H.R. Parfitt; Crew Captain -Robert Hughes; Crewman- Robert
Donley; Crewman-Fred Garcia; Crewman- Marshall Harris; Post Advisor-Henry Wil-
liams; and Post Committee chairman Dick Williams. Queen of the 1966 Cayuca Race-
Leslie Dugas.

Ex-Pedro Miguelites--seated, Mrs. Berniece Howard, St. Petersburg, F!a.; Mrs. Jack
Evans, Sun City, Calif,; Mrs. Mae Davies, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Lil Evans, Sun
City, Calif.; Mrs Helen Adler, Panama City, R. de P.; Mrs. Muriel Evans Neal, Bir-
mingham, Ala. Mrs. Erma Forbes, Hemet, Calif.; Mrs. Margaret Meigs Malloy (Japan
at present) and Mrs. Della Meigs, Tampa, Fla.

C.Z. Police Force-seated, Mr. George Anderson, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. Jack
Morris, Lutz, Fla.; Mr. Troy Hayes, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mr. Clareane Priest,
Margate, Fla.; Mr. William Park, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mr. Sid Hayes, Balboa, C.Z.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Daniels, (Fueza Luz) St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Hoffman, Rochester, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barca, St. Petersburg, Fla.


The Panama Canal Society of Florida
To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships
Cecil M. Banan J. F. Warner
President Founder
William L. Howard Executive Committee
Vice-President Cecil M. Banan
Lucille S. Judd Chairman
Secretary-Treas. William L. Howard
Betty Lockride Lucille S. Judd
ettyBetty Lockridge
Record Editor Betty Lockridge
Record Editor >Margaret Ward
Margaret Ward Andy Fraser
Recording Sec'y. Dewey Goodwin
Ernest M. Kieswetter
Ross Cunningham Albert McKeown
Chaplain G. C. Lockridge
G. C. Lockridge David 8. Smith
Legislative Rep. Sergeant-at-Arms


H. R. 14122 Federal Employees' Salary and Fringe Benefits Bill
is now a Public Law. It provides, effective Sept. 1, 1966 for a 10%
increase in the annuities of surviving spouses of former employees
who died or retired and provided for survivorship benefits prior
to Oct. 11, 1962. If, you desire the many details of this bill and
how it helps you please place your request with your Senator for
a copy of the Bill.

With the rapid rise in the cost of living it looks like we may reach
that 3% by the first of Sept. This would mean an increase in pay
by Jan. 1, 1967.

No information on H. R. 2376 to provide increases in annuities
granted under the Panama Canal Construction Services Annuity
Act of May 29, 1944.

G. C. Lockridge

Legislative Rep.

The following report was prepared by William Grady, Lakeland,
Florida Ed.

JUNE 13, 14, 15, 1966 JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

Perhaps the greatest personal benefit gained from the national
NARCE convention in Jacksonville June 13 to 15, 1966, was
learning what to do next time. Although the convention opened
officially Monday morning, there was a Briefing and Planning
Session on Sunday evening. As amateurs, we assumed that this
Session listed in the program was only for officers. Next time,
we'll know that ALL delegates may attend and learn parliamentary
procedure, for instance, and how the various committee reports will
be handled at the business sessions. At the business sessions, dele-
gates were seated by regions and tended to sit together by chapters.
Next time, we'll know that much behind-the-scenes information
and rumors can be picked up by sitting next to officers of another
chapter, and will also form new and interesting friendships at the
same time.
Two U. S. Senators and two U. S. Representatives address the
delegates, each of them promising his support of legislation to
benefit annuitants. Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough of Texas explained
that opponents of Sec. 507 (which provided for recomputation of all
annuities) presented misleading monetary figures from the Budget
Bureau. He pledged his support in the fight for recomputation,
using corrected figures. He is also co-author of a bill proposing a
National Senior Service Corps, a senior citizens manpower reservoir,
whose members could earn up to $125.00 per month by working about
20 hours per week, and thus supplement their annuities.
Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas pledged his determination to
help correct deficiencies in the Civil Service Retirement System.
He spoke at length of the present bills to allow remarriage without
loss of survivor annuities. "The Government," he said, "has a duty
to provide for equitable RETIREMENT as well as for equitable
U. S. Representative Dominick V. Daniels of New Jersey spoke
at the banquet on Tuesday evening, deploring the imbalance between
the rising cost of living and the low annuities of older retirees. He
was the author of legislation that provided increases ranging from
6.1% to 11.1% last year. He predicted that the current rise in the
cost of living will probably result in another cost-of-living increase

in annuities by the end of this year. He emphasized that by no
means have all of the problems inherent in the retirement system
been met, but "we must not be satisfied with things as they are.
I pledge you my very best efforts, I urge your continued cooper-
ation. I welcome your support."
At business sessions, the delegates voted to raise the salaries of
the national officers to $12,500 for the President and $10,000 each
for the two vice presidents, the secretary, the treasurer, and the
Director of Field Operations (formerly known as Supervisor of
Several heated discussions developed during consideration of the
nearly 300 resolutions submitted by various chapters and federations
during the past two years. The Resolutions and Legislation Com-
mittees accomplished a prodigious job of studying these proposals
then grouped them into three mimeographed booklets for distrib-
ution to each delegate at the convention. Committee recommend-
ations for concurrence or nonconcurrence were presented at the
convention. (Marked copies of all the Resolutions have been given
to Mr. Lockridge if any of you wish to read them.) Concurrence
was given by the delegates to resolutions recommending equal pay
for equal service; correction of inequities in survivorship benefits;
exemption of annuities from income tax and inheritance tax; re-
vision of group life insurance provisions after retirement; inclusion
of federal annuitants under Medicare; opposition to the merging of
Civil Service Retirement Fund with Social Security Fund; correction
of inequities in veterans pensions; opposition to so-called "fair
trade" and price-fixing legislation. Among the resolutions not ap-
proved were those which proposed joint husband-wife membership
at a reduced rate; changes in the amount of national dues; elimin-
ation of Filed Vice Presidents; limitation on tenure for national
officers; reorganization of the national, state and chapter organ-
izations. Approval was given to a proposal for an instruction book-
let on annuity and insurance claims; production of NARCE emblems
suitable for use in chapter and federation meetings; support of our
government in Viet Nam and condemnation of subversive elements;
sponsorship of a petition to secure half-fare rates on airlines for
retired persons. Some resolutions were referred to the Legislative
and Executive Committees for more study.
The 1968 national convention will be held at San Francisco, with
Buffalo chosen as alternate. Other cities that bid for the convention
were Fort Worth, Washington, and Pittsburgh.
The Credentials Committee certified 1,157 voting delegates, 409

proxy votes, and 44 votes by officers a total of 1,610 votes. Of
course, visitors were not counted in those figures. There were 526
chapters represented. We were told that 1,187 attended the banquet
National officers elected to serve for the next two years are:
Clarence M. Tarr, re-elected President; John T. Haughey (pro-
nounced hoy) from Iowa, first Vice President; Luther L. Miller
from Texas, second Vice President; Martha G. Townsend, re-elected
Secretary; Harold A. Lingenfelter, re-elected Treasurer; and
Archie A. Imus of California, Director of Filed Operations
(formerly titled Supervisor of Chapters.) Several new Filed
Vice Presidents were elected, including David E. Wild of
Bradenton who defeated Wiley Dowdy, the incumbent in Region 6-A.
In committee in Congress is a bill HR 11438 which would bar
the imposition of inheritance taxes on survivorship annuities by any
of the 50 states. Two states now make a widow pay an immediate
lump sum inheritance tax on the probable total amount she will
receive in monthly survivorship annuity payments during her life-
time and there is no refund to her estate if she dies within one
week of that payment!
Following adjournment of the convention Wednesday afternoon,
an 8-hour seminar was started for Federation Presidents and Filed
Vice Presidents. Purposes of the seminar, the first one ever held by
NARCE, were a fuller understanding of the organization; how to
better organize to reach non-members; a closer relationship and a
greater spirit of cooperation between field officers, and between
them and the National Office.
I deeply appreciate your contribution towards my expenses at
this NARCE convention. Besides having a good time, I learned a
great deal about what NARCE is doing and trying to do in Wash-
ington for all retirees and annuitants. If all federal retirees were
members of NARCE, they would have such a powerful lobbying
group in Washington that almost any bill they backed would be
assured of passage in Congress. Unfortunately, of the 509,000
annuitants and 200,000 survivors throughout the United States, only
about 15%, or 126,000 belong to NARCE. Here in Florida, the pro-
portion runs about the same a little over 5500 members out of a
possible 35,000 aanuitants. Each of your here could show your
gratitude to NARCE by paying $3.50 each year in dues a very
small portion of the annuity increases and benefits which NARCE
has gained for us in the past few years.
William F. Grady


Mrs. Elsa Bailey--Personnel-24 years, 11 months, 19 days.
Lauson M. Chambers-Maintenance Div.-15 years, 8 months, 10
George M. Lowe-Locks Div.-34 years, 1 month, 8 days.
Anthony G. Winkes-Industrial Div.-22 years, 9 months, 16 days.
Anthony Malagutti-Police Div.-23 years, 9 days.
Miss Mildred A. McMahon-U. S. Schools-26 years, 4 months, 29
Roy L. Rinehart-Industrial Div.-23 years, 11 months, 19 days.
Fred L. Stewart-Electrical Div.-23 years, 7 months, 19 days.
Capt. William E. Thompson-Pilot-27 years, 6 months.
James F. McGloin-Fire Div.-23 years, 22 days.
Randolph M. Wikingstad-Terminals Div.-25 years, 7 months, 23
Mrs. Della L. Hancock-Records Branch-26 years, 2 months, 2 days.
Hiram Overall-Police Div.-23 years, 10 months, 6 days.


Miss Ethel E. Baumbach and Mr. Joseph J. Messina were joined
in matrimony in a double ring ceremony recently by Chaplain Henry
Hafreman at MacDill AFB chapel, Tampa, Fla. Miss Baumbach,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Baumbach, Clearwater, Fla., was
given in marriage by her father. Miss Virginia Rott was the maid
of honor.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Martha Messina and the Late
Joseph J. Messina, of Akron, Ohio and is stationed at MacDill AFB.
His best man was Mr. John Henry, Tampa, Fla. A reception was
held at the N.C.O. club on the base.

Lt. jg. Robert Capwell, U.S.N.R., wed Miss Lucille Buttice, Clar-
endon, Ill., recently. Both are graduates of Marquette University,
class of '64. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. George Capwell,
Guayquil, Ecuador. He has been assigned to Hawaii, Naval Air
Station, at Barbers Point.
Rockville, Md.-Miss Dorothy Swisshelm, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Swisshelm of Wilmington, 0., and Edward Christessen,
son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Howard J. Christessen of North Little Rock,
were married June 10 in Christ Episcopal Church of Rockville.
Rev. Black officiated.

Miss Doris Swisshelm was her twin sister's attendant and Al
Christenssen served as his brother's best man.
The couple both attended the University of Arkansas. The bride-
groom is presently serving in the Army at Fort Lee, Va. They will
reside in College Park, Md.

Miss Christine Laurie became the bride of Mr. Geo. S. Goehring,
Jr. on the 7th of July at Loris Methodist Church, Loris, S. C. The
bride is the daughter of Walter G. Laurie and the late Cornelia
Laurie. After a shore honeymoon, they will proceed to San Diego,
Calif. where Mr. Goehring is with the U. S. Navy.

Miss Marion Virginia Smith of Platte City, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick H. Smith of Margarita, Canal Zone, was united in
marriage to Mr. Thomas Edward Morgan of Platte City, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William A. Morgan of Sedalia, Missouri, on May 28, 1966
at the Antioch Community Church, Kansas City, Missouri. The Rev.
C. L. Duxberry performed the double ring ceremony.
Mr. William Wyant, Jr., played a program of organ music and
accompanied Mrs. William Hoskins as she sang "Always" and
"Wedding Prayer."
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Lenore J.
Smith, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Misses Minnie
Heathman and Sharon Thomas were the bridesmaids. Miss Debbie
Wyant served as junior bridesmaid.
Mr. Charles C. Case was the best man. The groomsmen were Mr.
Richard Graw and Mr. Richard Foster. The ushers were Mr. James
Collins and Mr. Larry Crawford. They also served as the candle-
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the
church dining room. Mrs. William Wyant, Mrs. Frieda Downs and
Miss Betty Manning assisted at the reception.
After a short wedding trip to Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are
at home in Platte City. Mrs. Morgan is a Physical Education Teacher
at the Platte City High School and Mr. Morgan is a Social Studies
teacher at the Platte City Junior High School.

Miss Dorothy Annette Stephens became the bride of John Clay
Smith, May 6, 1966, in Pensacola, Fla. Judge Walter Lagergren
performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Daniel Stephens, Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. Smith is the son of Mrs.
John Clay Smith of Pensacola, Fla. and the late Mr. Smith.
Miss Louise Wise of Pensacola and DeFiniak Springs was the

bride's only attendant. Willard Warfield, Pensacola was the best
Mrs. Smith who was born on the Canal Zone, was graduated from
Leon High School in Tallahassee, and Florida State University,
where she received a B.A. degree in Spanish. She later attended
school in Mexico and taught in Venezuela for a while. She is now
employed with the Department of Welfare.
Mr. Smith was graduated from Pensacola High School, Pensacola
Junior College and the U. of Mississippi with a B.S. degree in Bus-
iness Administration and is employed at the Escambia County Tax
Assessor's office.
After a brief trip to the Gulf Coast the couple will be at home on
Holmes Drive, Warrington.
The bride's parents entertained with a dinner at Maritime's
Regency Room following the ceremony.

Barlow-Vista Baptist Church in Hampstead, North Carolina was
the setting for a private ceremony uniting Miss Claudia Elaine
Taylor and Richard Scott Sandiford of Jacksonville, North Carolina
on June 4, 1966.
The Rev. Dan Abernathy officiated at the marriage. The bride is
the daughter of Buren Bailey Taylor and the late Mrs. Taylor. The
bridegroom is the son of Mrs. G. F. Bohan of Jonesboro, Arkansas
and the late Mr. J. E. Sandiford.
The couple's only wedding attendants were Mrs. Helen Meadows,
the bride's sister and Floyd Haywood Meadows. The newlyweds
will live in Hampstead, North Carolina.

Mary Anne Shultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gardner of
(lainseville, Fla. and Luke Todd Palumbo of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
were united in marriage April 3, at the Palm Springs Baptist Church
in Hialeah, Fla. The double ring ceremony was performed by the
Reverend Cliff Holsomer.
Mrs. Winston Childress of Miami Springs was her sister's matron
of honor and only attendant. Wendell Sasso of Colon, R. P., who is
attending college in Ft. Lauderdale, served as best man.
Mr. Palumbo is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke T. Palumbo of
Coco Solo. He is a graduate of Cristobal High School and Northwest
Missouri State College, Maryville, Mo. He taught one year at
Punta Gorda (Fla.) Junior High School and in 1965 received his
master's degree in earth science from the University of Florida.
He is now teaching science at Richards Junior High School in Ft.

The couple are at home at 1520 S. W. 20th St., Ft. Lauderdale,
33315, following a short wedding trip on the Florida West Coast.
Received too late for the June Record Ed.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. South of Curundu Heights, Canal Zone,
announce the engagement of their daughter Sherry Lyn to John
William Kellum, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kellum, Jr,
of Bessemer, Alabama.
The bride elect, a graduate of Balboa High School, Canal Zone,
graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas in June.
Mr. Kellum graduated from Bessemer High School, Bessemer,
Alabama, and is now attending Alabama College, Montevallo,
Miss Virginia de los Angeles Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert L. Austin of Gatun and Mr. Thomas Frederick McCullough,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice L. McCullough of Margarita exchanged
wedding vows at a ceremony held at Holy Family Church, Margarita,
on March 26, at 5:30 in the afternoon. The Rev. Charles Shanley
The bride's only attendant was her aunt, Mrs. John Keefe of
Serving the bridegroom as best man was his father, Maurice
McCullough. Ushers were Crispen Clark and Ivan Klasovsky, both
of Gatun.
Miss Judy Oberholtzer was the organist.
Following the church ceremony a reception for 100 guests was
held at the Fort Gulick Officers' Club.
Mrs. Natalie Griffin of Ancon served the two-tiered wedding cake
which she had made, following the traditional cutting by the bridal
Those assisting at the church and reception were Mrs. Mary
Dwyer, who did the floral decorations at the church; Mrs. Robert
Thomas, Mrs. L. C. Paulson and Mrs. G. Lasher who decorated for
the reception; Mrs. J. Shobe and Mrs. G. Fortner who did the table
decorations. The colored rice favors were made by Mrs. J. Beds-
worth. Miss Patricia Austin, sister of the bride, was in charge of
the bride's book.
Both Mr. and Mrs. McCullough are graduates of Cristobal High
School and the bride is currently attending the Canal Zone College.
The bridegroom is a graduate of the Canal Zone College and is
employed as an electrician in the Marine Electric Shop at the In-
dustrial Division, Mt. Hope. He previously served with the U. S.

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Monzon of Balboa, Canal Zone, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Rose Mary, to Mr. John R.
Zellner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Zellner, of Show Low, Arizona.
Miss Monzon is a graduate of Balboa High School and the Canal
Zone College. She is presently employed with the Army at Fort
Amador. Mr. Zellner is serving with the United States Army, sta-
tioned at Fort Clayton.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis H. George of Gatun have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Helen Marie, to Mr. Gordon Fraser
Boswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Boswell of Diablo Heights.
Miss George is a graduate of Cristobal High School and in her
junior year at the University of Miami. She is president of her
sorority, Beta Tau Alpha.
Mr. Boswell, a 1962 graduate of Balboa High School, is a senior
at the University of Miami.

Miss Patricia Suzanne Teague of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Mr.
James Louis Fulton, Jr., of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, were
married at 2 p.m., June 4 in First Baptist Church, Auburn, Alabama.
Announcement is made by the bride's mother, Mrs. Hendrick Teague.
Mr. Fulton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Fulton, Sr., of Los Rios,
Canal Zone.
Miss Teague is a graduate of Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla.,
with a B. A. in English. In 1964 she received the M. A. degree in
English from Auburn University. Recently she has held a Ph.D.
teaching fellowship at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth,
Texas, where she has completed course work toward the Ph.D. in
Mr. Fulton, born in Bessemer, Alabama, is a graduate of Balboa
High School where he was a member of the varsity football team
and captain of the track team. He is now on leave of absence from
the Canal Zone Police Department while completing his education
at Auburn University. In August he received the B. A. degree in
history. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Patterson of Tampa, Florida have an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Ann, to Mr.
Fred James Ammirati, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Ammirati of
Balboa. Canal Zone.
Miss Patterson is a graduate of Hillsborough High School in
Tampa and of Florida State University where she majored in music
education. She is President of Alpha Omicron Pi and a member of

Tau Sigma and Sigma Alpha Iota, both honorary music fraternities.
She is a member of the teaching staff of Spessard Holland Element-
ary School in Tampa.
Her fiance is a graduate of Balboa High School with the Class
of 1961 and the Canal Zone College. He graduated in June from
Florida State University. He is a member of the National Honor
Society. Mr. Ammirati will be employed next year as a teacher of
Physical Education in Brevard County, Florida.

Miss Sadie Charles Spence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Union Lee
Spence, Jr., of Wilmington, N. C., and Mr. James Kule Price, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Price, of Panama City, were married at a
4 o'clock ceremony performed in St. Andrews Covenant Presby-
terian Church, Wilmington.
The Rev. Howard A. Connette officiated.
Miss Peggy Spence attended her sister as maid of honor. Other
attendants were Miss Kelly Donnelly, Miss Helen Rany and Mrs.
Gilberto Alvarez of David, R. de P., sister of the bridegroom.
Gilberto Alvarez, served his brother-in-law as best man. Grooms-
men were John A. Elmore, Sam A. Barfield, Robert Webb and
Harry Mann.
Following the wedding a reception was held at the Cape Fear
Country Club.
Among the out of town guests in addition to the bridegroom's
sister and brother-in-law, was his mother, Mrs. James L. Price of
Panama City.

Miss Judith Ann Buehler became the bride of 2nd Lt. Sydney P.
Williamson at a candlelight ceremony at the Balboa Union Church
on March 18. The Rev. Clarence Payne officiated at the double
ring ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. The attendants
were Mrs. Ellen Mallia, Matron of Honor, Mrs. Janet DuPree and
Miss Beverly Buehler.
2nd Lt. Darrell Pflaster was best man, and the ushers were 2nd
Lt. Ronald Holt and Paul Buehler.
Wedding music was played by Mrs. Ora O'Leary and Mrs. Nellree
Berger sang the "Lord's Prayer".
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the
Social Rooms of the Church. The beautiful table was decorated by
Mrs. J. C. Sutherland. Punch and coffee were poured by Mrs. J. D.
Byerly, Mrs. Jim Blese, Miss Beverly Bowman and Miss Barbara
Coy. The table was covered with a cloth of linen and lace which

had belonged to the bride's great grandmother, Mrs. R. D. Michel
and Mrs. Duncan Laird, Jr. cut the wedding cake. Mrs. William
Cofer presided over the bride's book.
Mrs. Williamson is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Howard Bueh-
ler of Balboa, Canal Zone. She is a graduate of Balboa High School
and attended the Canal Zone College and Jacksonville University,
Jacksonville, Fla.
Lt. Williamson is presently stationed with the 4th Missile Battal-
ion at Fort Clayton. He is a graduate of South Dakota State Uni-
versity, Brookings, South Dakota.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williamson, Gar-
retson, South Dakota, parents of the bridegroom, who were house
guests of Capt. and Mrs. Buehler, and Miss Beverly Buehler, a
student at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
The young couple are at home in the El Commodoro Apt. 5, in
Panama City.
Major and Mrs. Lawrence H. Tate of Albrook Air Force Base
announce the engagement of their daughter Anne MacKenzie Tate,
to Franklin Orville Bright of Balboa, Canal Zone. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Bright of Bethania Heights, Panama.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Peace College, Prep Depart-
ment, Raleigh, North Carolina and is at present attending the Canal
Zone College.
Mr. Bright is a graduate of Balboa High School with the Class of
1960. He attended the Canal Zone College, the Sorbonne in Paris
and the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is employed by
the Panama Canal Co. Information Office.
Miss Tate's father is Director of Academic Plans and Programs
for the USAF School for Latin America at Albrook Air Force Base.

The engagement of Miss Carol Ann Allison, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Neil Perkins Allison of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Mr.
William Barton Mallory, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barton
Mallory, II, of Balboa, Canal Zone has been announced.
Miss Allison is a graduate of Chattanooga High School. She at-
tended the University of Tennessee where she was affiliated with
Sigma Kappa Sorority, and is presently attending the University of
Mr. Mallory, a graduate of Balboa High School received a BA
degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in June and
will then enter law school.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Wertz, Jr. of Margarita, Canal Zone an-

nounce the engagement of their daughter, Donna K. to Wendell D.
Sasso, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac C. Sasso of Colon, Republic of
Miss Wertz is attending Prospect Hall, a business school in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, and Mr. Sasso is a member of the senior class
of Drake College in Fort Lauderdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Richardson, Bemidji, Minnesota, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Judith Martha to Robert D.
Donaldson, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Donaldson, Jr.,
of Diablo Heights.
Miss Richardson is a junior at the University of Minnesota major-
ing in journalism.
Mr. Donaldson is a junior at the University of Minnesota majoring
in Japanese language. He is an Air Force R.O.T.C. Cadet at the

Mr. and Mrs. Victor G. Gibbard, formerly of Brampton, Ontario,
Canada, have announced the engagement of their daughter Leslie,
to Charles M. Laatz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Laatz of Balboa,
Canal Zone. The announcement was made at a recent engagement
party held at their home in Terrance, California.
Mr. Laatz is presently employed with the "Flying Tiger Line
Inc." in the Corporate Research and Planning Department.

Miss Phyllis Ann Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melton B.
Smith (Anna Mae Sampsell) of 37 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen
Burnie, became the bride of Mr. John J. Pitarra, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Pitarra of 207 Sipple Ave., Baltimore, in a double ring
ceremony performed on Feb. 19 by the Rev. Alwin C. Schneider at
the English Consul Christian Church.
The bride was escorted by her father, in marriage.
Mrs. Alwin C. Schneider, III, sister of the bride, was matron of
honor, and Mrs. Bernard Kavanaugh, sister of the bridegroom, was
bridesmaid. Miss Dana Smith, cousin of the bride, and Miss Deborah
Kavanaugh, niece of the bridegroom ,were junior bridesmaids.
Mr. Joseph D. DiDomenica was best man and ushers were Mr.
Michael Pitarra, brother of the bridegroom, and Mr. Christy Smith,
brother of the bride.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.
The young couple is living at 5925 Radecke Ave., Apartment F,
Baltimore, since their return from a wedding trip to Atlantic City.
The former Miss Smith is a graduate of the Glen Burnie High

School. The bridegroom is a graduate of Kenwood High School and
is employed with the Baltimore Post Office Department.
Mrs. Pitarra, is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joseph Sampsell and
the late Joseph Sampsell Ed.

Miss Billie Sharon Hallowell became the bride of Mr. Joseph E.
Stephens at a 4:00 o'clock ceremony held at the Thirtieth Avenue
Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Fla. August 6, 1966.
Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Harriet Keenan played a number of
selections on the piano. Jenny Rose Tyner played the Processional
and Postlude music on the organ.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Linda
Jaqueline Rench, Webster, Fla. was maid of honor. The brides maid
was Miss Ana Scarboro, Haines City, Fla. Mr. Stephens chose his
brother Mr. James E. Stephens as best man. The bride's brother
Cody Hallowell, Cedar Rapids, Ia., Mike and Douglas Crook, cousins
of the bride, St. Petersburg, Fla. served as ushers.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hallowell
(Edna Hersh) Coco Solo, C. Z.; the grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Hersh, who retired in 1945; the grand daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Cooper Hallowell, who retired in 1945 and the great grand
daughter of Mr. Wm. B. Jordan who retired in 1930.
She was graduated from Cristobal High School in 1963 and from
the University of South Florida, Tampa, in June of 1966 with a
B. A. degree; a major in Elementary Education and a minor in
Library Science. She is employed as first grade teacher, Oakhurst
Elementary School in Largo, Florida.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stephens,
Babson Park, Fla. He is a graduate of Frost Proof High School,
served 4 years in the Navy and is continuing his studies in Veterin-
arian Medicine.
Following the ceremony, Tivoli wine punch was served followed
by a buffet given by Mr.and Mrs. Hallowell for over 150 people
in the Caribbean room of the Sand Dollar, St. Petersburg, Fla. Many
ex-canalers attended the wedding and reception.
The young couple are at home to their many friends at Apt. 3,
401 West Bay Drive, Largo, Florida.


Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Cole, Clinton, Mass. announce the
birth of twins, May 27th, 1966, a boy Jeremy Francis and a girl,
Jennifer Gwynne. The father is the identical twin of his brother

Charles James. They were born in Colon Hospital and attended
School in Cristobal. Maternal grand parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Ives, Holden, Mass. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Eva
Cole, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Col. and Mrs. R. W. Molloy (Margaret Meigs), MacDill AFB,
Tampa, Fla. announce the arrival of a daughter, Katherine Lee,
March 31, 1966. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Della Meigs, Tampa,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dockery, Jr. (Jerry) announce the birth of
their second child and second daughter, Mary Shannon, May 2,
1966. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dockery,
Austell, Georgia.
Lt. and Mrs. Patrick H. Dockery, Ft. Benning, Ga. announce the
birth of their first child, a daughter Jean Marie, June 20th, 1966.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Dockery, Gatun, C. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fuller, Ft. Myers, Fla. announce the arrival
of their 5th child, a son Michael Lorne, July 3, 1966. Maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. (Tex) Stahler, Mel-
bourne, Fla. Paternal Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Otis Fuller,
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. David Lynn Moore of Birmingham, Ala., announce
the birth of their first child, a son, on April 19 at University Hospital
in Birmingham. The baby has been named Brenden Lee.
The baby's mother is the former Patsy Lee of Margarita, daughter
of Mrs. Era L. Greene of Margarita and Anniston, Ala.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wi. F. Moore of Bir-
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Claflin of Merritt Island, Fla., announce
the birth of a daughter, Forrest Elaine, born March 1 at Cape
Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach.
The baby has a brother, Scott, who is 3 1/3 years old.
Mrs. Claflin, the former Sandra Elaine Hughes, is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes of Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. William Claflin of Cocoa Beach are the paternal
The baby is Bill and Myrtle Hughes' first granddaughter and
fourth grandchild. Mrs. Hughes was visiting the Claflins for two
weeks and was there to greet the new arrival.

Mr. and Mrs. James McKeown, Jr., of Diablo announce the birth

of their first child, a son, on April 28, at Gorgas Hospital. The
baby has been named Mark James.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James McKeown of
Arraijan, and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
A. Stewart of Spokane, Washington.

Pfc. and Mrs. John Stabler of Balboa announce the birth of their
first child, a daughter, on April 28 at Gorgas Hospital. The baby
has been named Ronda.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Stabler of
Balboa and the maternal grandparents Major and Mrs. Robert
Becher of Prattsville, Alabama. The Beckers were formerly stationed
at Albrook Air Force Base.
The baby's father is with the First Cavalry Division on duty in
Viet Nam.
A son, Christopher John, was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Cush-
man of Falmouth, Mass. on May 5, 1966. Mrs. Cushman is the
former Veronica Blennerhassett, daughter of the British Consul
in Colon and Mrs. John Blennerhassett. Mr. Cushman is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cushman of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swearingen of Diablo Heights announce
the birth of their third son, Jody Richard, on April 4 at the Lying-
In Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Swearingen have now returned to their home from
Boston with their new son.
The maternal grandmother is Mrs. Alberta Farrel of St. Peters-
burg, Fla. The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Helen Swearingen of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Kirchmier, Jr. of Alexandria, Virginia
announce the birth of their second child, a son, on February 25th
at Fairfax General Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia. The baby has been
named Edward Jude. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Rabe, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Kirchmier, Sr. of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Lieutenant and Mrs. James A. Brooks, Jr., announce the birth of
a daughter, Denyse Marie, on March 28, at Fort Gordon, Georgia,
where Lt. Brooks is currently stationed.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brooks,
Sr., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the maternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kopsky of St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. John Winklosky II, of Los Rios, announce the
birth of their fourth child, a son on April 5 at Gorgas Hospital.
The baby has been named Paul Jon.
Happy grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John E. Winklosky of
Balboa and Mrs. Rose Marie Latorre of New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Degenaar, of Greenville, Tennessee, are
the proud parents of a baby boy, Albert W. Degenaar the second,
born on April 1, 1966. Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. John Angley, of High Point, North Carolina, and Mrs. Jessie
W. Degenaar and the late Albert W. Degenaar, of Balboa, Canal
Mr. and Mrs. John Koehler (Judy Sosted) announce the arrival
of their first child, a boy, Erick Jon, born Feb. 7th in Santa Clara,
Calif. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sosted,
Caldwell, N. J.
Lt. and Mrs. John B. Stevens, Jacksonville, Fla. announce the
arrival of their second daughter, Diana Sue, on April 26, 1966.
Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Elmer Stevens, Ocala, Fla., and Mr.
Elmer Stevens in Viet Nam.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan G. Nellis of Los Rios announce the birth of
a son, their fourth child, on June 24 at Gorgas Hospital. The baby
has been named Gordon Lee.
Grandparents are Mr. Wayne Nellis of Burbank, Calif., and Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Rudge of Sequim, Washington. Mrs. Herman Kleef-
kins of Tampa, Florida, is the baby's great grandmother.


James Leroy Lundy, a former resident of the Canal Zone and a
graduate of both Balboa High School and Canal Zone College, has
been elected president of the University Microfilms, Inc. of Ann
Arbor, Mich., an educational subsidiary of Xerox Corp., it has been
announced by the Xerox Corp.
Lundy has been with the Xerox firm since 1960 when he joined
the company as manager of sales personnel development. He was
promoted to director of personnel development of Xerox Corp. in
1962 and in 1964 was appointed vice president of marketing and a
member of the board of directors of the University Microfilms, Inc.
He became executive vice president in 1965.
Born in Ancon in 1930, he attended the Canal Zone Schools and

was graduated from the Canal Zone College in 1950. He received a
B.S. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University in 1953
and then attended the University of Minnesota as a Ford Foundation
Fellow. He earned an M.S. in industrial engineering in 1955 and his
Ph.D. in business administration in 1957.
He became assistant controller with Josten Manufacturing Co.,
producers of high school class rings, diplomas and yearbooks in 1958
and then associated with Photostat Corp. as manager of sales ad-
ministration and control.
He also is the author of the college textbook, "Effective Indus-
trial Management" as well as a number of journal articles.
Lundy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lundy, formerly of
Balboa and now of Hattiesburg, Miss. His father was former Assist-
ant Pan-Canal Treasurer.
He is married to the former Joan Horter of Balboa. He and Mrs.
Lundy and their three young daughters live in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Mrs. Adelaide Lambert of Tolchester Estates, Chestertown, Md.,
celebrated her EIGHTIETH birthday with a dinner party on July
22nd, at her home on the Estates located on the Chesapeake Bay.
The following guests helped her celebrate the occasion. From Toc-
chester Estates were Mrs. Mary Pennington; Mr. and Mrs. James
Fischer; Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Hayes and grand-daughter Kathy.
From Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs. Olive Truitt, who is visiting
Mrs. Pennington. From Massey, Maryland, Mr. and Mrs. Weimer B.
Heite, former Canal Zone residents. From Chestertown, Maryland,
Mrs. Hodie Kaufman and Mrs. Dolly Vickers. From Rock Hall,
Maryland, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Downey and from St. Petersburg,
Florida, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Howard.
Mrs. Agnes Marie Stewart is in the Ballast Point Manor nursing
home at 5226 Nickols, Tampa, Fla. and would appreciate hearing
from friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ladd, Naha, Okinawa, R. I. spent their
home leave visiting all their children.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Deavours, St. Petersburg, celebrated their
50th Anniversary, August 15th, 1966.
Mr. and Mrs. William I. Hallowell, Coco Solo, C. Z., toured Fla.
and visited friends while on vacation. They also had a reunion with
son Cody, a graduate of Okla. Tech. now employed in Iowa and with
their daughter, Billie (Tinker) recently graduated from the U. of
South Fla., Tampa. The Hallowells when not touring, visit her

parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hersh and her sister Mrs. Phylis Crook,
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Collins, Clearwater, Fla. called on Capt. and
Mrs. E. G. Abbott, St. Petersburg, Fla. The Collins have bought
a new home in Clearwater and are at home to their many friends
at 2265 Morningingside Drive.

Miss Elizabeth (Betsy) Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil
Foster, Diablo Hts., C. Z. was 1 of 1200 graduates of La. State U.,
Baton Rouge, La., May 28th. She received her Bachelor of Science
Degree from the College of Business Administration, 11th in her
class of 116. She is now empolyed with Public Affairs Research
Council of La. and lives at 513 East State St., Apt. 6, Baton Rouge,
La. 70802
Mrs. Walter Lindsay, St. Petersburg spent several weeks with
her sisters in Chicago, Ill., Oregon and Washington. She met her
daughter Judy in San Francisco, Calif. Judy had just completed
a year's teaching in Japan. After returning to St. Petersburg for
a visit with her parents, Judy left for Japan for another 2 years
of teaching.
Lt. and Mrs. Don Ulrich (Sara Collinge) and 2 children, Ports-
mouth, Va. were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge,
St. Petersburg, Fla. Lt. Ulrich returned to Portsmouth, while Sara
and the children stayed to greet Mr. and Mrs. Garret Minke (Joyce
Collinge) and baby boy, who flew in from La Paz, Bolivia, where
they had served with the Peace Corps. On their way they stopped in
the Canal Zone for a few days. Mrs. Theron Mitchell was also
the guest of the Collinge and her sister and family, Col. and (Betty)
Mrs. Clarence Underwood, who are living in St. Petersburg, while
house hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jones, St. Petersburg, Fla., drove to Miami to
meet their grandchildren Jennifer and David Jones, children of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Jones, Curundu, C. Z. who will be their guests until
the arrival of their parents and brother.

Capt. and Mrs. E. G. Abbott, St. Petersburg, Fla. had their
grandsons Scott and Mathew Abbott, Falls Church, Va. as guests
for 2 weeks preceding the arrival of Capt. and Mrs. Richard Abbott
(Barbara Shaw) and daughter Tori, who spent their vacation with
the Senior Abbotts.

Mrs. Eugene Gregg, now 80 years old is living with her son Gene
Gregg, his wife and 5 children, Coco Solo, C. Z.
Miss Marie Weir, Diablo Hts, C. Z. spent most of her vacation
in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Allan
Ward for a few days.
Miss Margaret Whitman, Diablo Hts., C. Z. visited her brother
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Merril Whitman, Washington, D. C. She
later came to St. Petersburg where she and Marie were included in
several exCZers picnics and parties.
Miss Ellen Thomas, Chicago, Ill., spent some time with Miss Marie
Weir in St. Petersburg, and later flew to the Zone with her.
Mrs. Nina McMillan, St. Petersburg, sailed on the SS Hanseatic for
Scotland. The Ernest Keiswetters, St. Petersburg, Fla. returned
on the same ship from a few months spent in Germany with their
daughter and family.
Mrs. Ida Barlow, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent the summer with her
sons, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barlow and family, Great Falls, Va. and
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Barlow, Providence, R. I.
Mrs. Eva Cole, St. Petersburg, Fla. was the guest in the home of
her son Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Cole, and family, Clinton, Mass.
While there her son M/S Chas. J. Cole, Dow AFB, Bangor, Me.,
who was on his way to Viet Nam spent a day with them. Later Mrs.
Cole visited her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul I. Cole, Sairborn,
The following appeared in the University of Michigan Alumni
Magazine, The Michigan Alumnus, with a large picture of Mr.
Clayburn's presentation-Ed.
An extensive library collection dealing with the construction of
the Panama Canal has been presented to the University by a man
who played a key role in building the waterway.
John G. Claybourn, a consulting engineer in Ann Arbor, donated
the materials for use by students in the College of Engineering.
Claybourne's adventuresome career began in 1910 when he receiv-
ed an appointment as a surveying rodman in the Engineering Corps
of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Following graduation from high
school in Minnesota in 1905, he had enrolled at the University of
Minnesota but was forced through finances to drop out of school
during his junior year.
There followed a fascinating career that saw him rise through
the ranks in a 38-year period to become a nationally known engineer.

Included in the 130 volumes of material given to the University
are day-by-day accounts of the construction and maintenance of the
Panama Canal, 12 volumes of the pictorial review of the Canal, and
other volumes containing details of the dredging, maps and medical
activities related to the construction of the passageway.
Erich A. Walter, secretary of the U-M, said "The University of
Michigan is highly pleased that Mr. Claybourn has graciously con-
tributed this material so that the engineers of the future may benefit
from it."
Indicative of Claybourn's rise to eminence is the fact that he has
served as consulting engineer for such projects as the proposed cross-
Florida canal; harbor improvements for the Costa Rican govern-
ment; river and dock improvements for the Ecuadorian government;
the Dique canal for the Columbian government; and harbors for the
Peruvian and Panamanian governments.
His degree requirements which remained incomplete for 54 years
were satisfied by action of the University of Minnesota faculty
when it granted him the Bachelor of Science degree as of his class
in recognition of his distinguished achievement.

Elton D. Todd, Director of Pan American World Airways in Pa-
nama, was decorated with the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero by
the Panamanian government. He received it in the rank of Officer.
The Order, in its highest rank of Grand Cross, is reserved for
heads of state. It is named after the first President of Panama.
Todd was the fifth person, other than a head of state, to receive
the award.
He was cited for his services towards the development of civil
aviation in Panama and for his general interest in the economic
well-being of the country.
The Order was presented to Todd by Minister of Government,
J. D. Bazan, who conveyed a special message of greeting to Todd
from President Marco A. Robles. The Chief Executive recalled his
close contact with Todd during the time that he, Robles, as Minister
of Government and Justice headed the Civil Aeronautics Board.
Bazan hailed Todd as the type of North American resident who
has contributed to Panama-United States understanding.
In his remarks of acceptance Todd recalled his 26 years of resi-
dence on the Isthmus.
"I have learned to love Panama" Todd declared, "which 1
consider my adopted country and I have admired and continue
to admire its people as brothers and excellent associates."

He praised the role of Panamanian personnel in the growth of
Pan American World Airways in this country.
The ceremony was held in the presidential suite of the Hotel
El Panama. U. S. Ambassador Charles W. Adair, Jr. and a group
of Todd's associates in Pan American World Airways attended.

John Fulton Paterson, plant engineer with the Panama Canal
Locks Division, has been appointed Assistant Chief of the Locks
Division, it was announced by the Marine Director.
In this new position, established after a management survey by
Executive Planning Staff, he will assist Truman H. Hoenke, recently
appointed Chief of the Locks Division succeeding William A. Van
Siclen, Jr.
A native of Arlington, Mass., he first went to the Canal Zone as
a child with his family and lived there at various times while he
was attending school. While studying mechanical engineering at
Canal Zone Junior College from 1934 to 1939, he took an apprentice-
ship as a machinist and was employed in 1939 as a machinist in
the former Mechanical Division.
Paterson resigned in 1951, went to the United States, and obtained
a degree in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University
in 1953. He was employed by General Electric Co. for 4 years.
He returned to the Panama Canal in 1957 as plant engineer in the
Locks Division and on several occasions acted as assistant to the
Marine Director, Superintendent, Gatun Locks, and as Chief of the
Locks Division. He was given an outstanding performance rating
for his work in 1965.
His wife, an employee of the Supply Division, is the former Ro-
berta Johannes, daughter of the late Guy Johannes, former Chief
of the Police and Fire Department. He has a son, John, who is a
student at Rice University, a daughter, Roberta, now at Southern
Methodist University, and a younger daughter, Katherine, who is in
school in the Canal Zone. They live in Diablo Heights.

Miss Roberta Vache, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Vache
of Gatun, who is a 1961 graduate of Cristobal High School, has
received her B.S. degree in Business Education from the State
University at Albany, N. Y. During her 4 years at Albany State,
Miss Vache was named to the Dean's List three times. She is also
a member of the National Business Honorary and is presently teach-
ing at Ichabod Crane High School at Valantie, New York.

Five promotions in the Canal Zone Division of Schools executive

personnel have been announced by the Civil Affairs Bureau as a
result of the retirement of Theo. F. Hotz as assistant superintendent,
U. S. Schools.
David A. Speir, Jr., supervisor of instruction, U. S. Secondary
Schools, has been appointed assistant superintendent, U. S. Second-
ary Schools. Mrs. Frances F. Sampsell, supervisor of instruction,
U. S. Elementary Schools, has been appointed assistant superin-
tendent, U. S. Elementary Schools. Mrs. Theresa F. Moore has been
appointed to the position of supervisor of instruction, succeeding
Mrs. Sampsell.
Other promotions: Norman B. Altenberg has been promoted to
the newly created position of Registrar at the Canal Zone College,
and Kenneth O. Fugleberg to that of Teacher-Principal at Gatun
Elementary School.

Keys to the Locks, checks and gifts were presented James L.
Fulton, special assistant to the Panama Canal Comptroller, and
Mrs. Fulton, and to Jack B. DeVore, supervisory account, and Mrs.
DeVore, at a retirement party in the form of a luau in their honor
at the Albrook Officers' Club. Mr. and Mrs. Fulton and Mr. and
Mrs. DeVore each received a Key to the Locks, and retiring Canal
employees Fulton and DeVore each received a letter from Philip L.
Steers, Jr., Panama Canal Comptroller, as well as outstanding
service awards with checks for $200. Arthur L. O'Leary, Deputy
Comptroller, on behalf of the Panama Canal organization, made the
latter awards. The guests at the luau presented James Fulton a gold
filigree-initialed belt buckle and tie tack and Mrs. Fulton an Army-
Navy cloth, while Jack De Vore was presented a big check for a
down payment on a stereo and Mrs. DeVore was given perfume and
a pollera pin.
James (Sandy) and Anita McKeown of Balboa, Canal Zone spent
the month of May visiting her father, Henry Hudson, who is in the
Heim Nursing Home, her brother George and family and Albert
and Sallie McKeown. After spending a short time in Miami they
returned to the Zone. Anita is now retired.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cauthers and baby moved July 1st from
New York to the Washington, D. C. area where he will work for
the Navy Dept. as a research project engineer in fuels and lub-
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Gustav J. Braun, Jr., and daughters moved from
Arlington, Virginia to Schweinfurt, Germany where Col. Braun will

be commanding officer of the 3rd Bn. 64th Armor. Before leaving
the U.S.A. they visited on Long Island with Mrs. Isabel Cauthers,
Mrs. Braun's mother, for one month.

Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Barnard (nee Charlene Miller of Pedro Miguel)
moved from Oxen Hill, Maryland to Hawaii for one year. Dr.
Barnard who is with the Invertebrate Div., Marine Biology, Smith-
sonian Institute will be doing research work in Hawaii.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Banan, St. Petersburg, Fla., celebrated their
45th Anniversary with their neice Mrs. Marion Goldstrohue, in
Miami, Fla., on June 29th, 1966.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sosted, Caldwell, N. J., spent some time in
Houston, Tex., and attended a Ball for the Astronauts. They also
visited NASA.
Miss Christine Laurie, daughter of Walter Laurie, Margarita,
C. Z. was graduated from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C., where
she was on the Dean's List. Her father and her grandmother,
Charlotte Laurie, St. Petersburg, Fla., attended the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Will, and children, Gatun, C. Z. were
guests of Mrs. Will's mother Mrs. Charlotte Laurie, St. Petersburg,
Fla. Later they visited their son, a Marine stationed at Cherry Point,
N. C. They also were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bevington,
Rock Stream, New York.
Arthur Robert Tolp, Maynard Drive, Route 4, Fort Myers, Fla.,
33905 wrote the following-Ed.
I worked on the Canal as a Customs Guard on the Piers at Cristo-
bal for 4 years 1940-1944, and made many friends while em-
ployed there.
I was particularly interested in the letter in the March '66 Record
from Eugene (Gene) Owens wherein he offered interested parties
some old pics of the Zone. I would very much like to get his
address from your records.
I have underway a manuscript covering a forthcoming book, called
(for the want of a better name at present), AS I REMEMBER
PANAMA. It will cover the most important years I spent on the
Isthmus, 1934 through 1947 and deals primarily with the military
forces and their dealings with the natives (and dignitaries) of the
Republic of Panama. It covers everything from Ambassadors to
Tropical Bums, Colon to Panama, Darien to Chiriqui, Soldiers,
Sailors, Marines, Privates through Generals, etc., etc.

I am badly in need of relevant photographs covering that period
of time. I especially need to get one of Max Bilgray, and one of
Maime Kelley, and many others. Do you think that Mr. Owens
could help me?

The Rt. Rev. Reginald Heber Gooden, S.T.D., L.D. Bishop of the
Diocese of Panama and the Canal Zone, left by plane for Mexico
City to attend meetings at St. Andrew's Seminary, where the Synod
of the Ninth Province of the Episcopal Church were held. Delegates
will assemble from the Diocesses of Central America, Colombia,
Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Virgin Islands, Mexico
and Panama. The latter will be represented by Frs. Carrall and
Morales, Mrs. Carrall and Mr. Nunez.
Following Synod the Bishop visited his 92-year-old father in
Glendale, Calif., and his older son, Reg, who is in graduate school
at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He returned via
Albuquerque, New Mexico, to visit his son Dick, an officer of the
U. S. Air Force, stationed at West Mesa.

The promotion of James N. Cook to the position of Supervisor of
Instruction, U. S. Secondary Schools, has been announced by the
Civil Affairs Bureau.
He succeeds David A. Spier, Jr., who has been promoted to Assist-
ant Superintendent, U. S. Secondary Schools.
Cook holds A.B. and M.A. degrees from Marshall University. He
also attended St. Petersburg Junior College, Concord College and
the University of Virginia.
He taught in Bailesville, W. Va., and St. Petersburg, Fla., before
going to the Canal Zone in 1960. He has been a science teacher and
a counselor in Balboa High School.

Mrs. Rollin McConnell, Red Hook, N. Y. wrote the following-Ed.
The McConnells have had a very busy few months. It seems as if
the family have left us for the Far East, Margie and family in
Hawaii and Shirley and family for Guam.
Shirley and Murray Van Ness and their two children, Lynn 13
and Alan 12, left here July 1st for Guam. Murray has accepted
"Counselor of Music" for the Island of Guam for two years.
Shirley will teach Junior High Music and both of the children will
be in Junior High School. On the way, they flew to San Francisco,
then to Hawaii, where they spent ten days with Margie and David.
They had the grandest time and I guess saw all of the Island of

David and Margie have bought a house (the land is rented) on the
West Side of Oahu, about twenty miles from Honolulu. They left
the States in March for Dave's tour of duty with the Air Force.
Margie had a baby daughter (Kim McConnell Whipple) on July
4th, the day after Shirley and Murray arrived. All are doing fine
after a very busy Holiday.
We are both fine and hope if any of our Canal Zone friends are
around here, they will stop to see us. You can imagine, we will be
rather lonely. We are just beginning to get rested up after all the
excitement of helping to store furniture, packing and getting the
family on their way.
We enjoy the Canal Zone Record so much and can scarcely wait
for the next one.

The following was written by Sara Ferguson Eckholm, Ithaca,
N. Y.-Ed.
I came close to making the March meeting but couldn't quite
work it. We took our Martha and the baby to Jacksonville to join
Vic after Med. cruise. Kathy has celebrated his first anniversary
with Larry in New Jersey and Joel is still single.
My Dad is good and I am about to join him next week to attend
his class ('07) reunion at Raleigh. John and May are still in
Trinidad with hopes of finishing up and getting back home in the
Jim and I have the camping bug and expect to head for Keweenaw
Peninsula and Northern shore of Lake Superior after Memorial
week-end in Birmingham, Mich. with his brother. I gave up working
at Cornell about a year ago and am not sorry as it was interfering
with my fun, which you can see is going places.
Had a fine chat with Georgia Reynolds but her hospital duty
kept us from more of a visit.

Alan Ford of Westfield, New Jersey recently made a two week
business trip to Visakhapatnam, India where the Engineering firm
which he is associated with is building a large fertilizer manufactur-
ing complex. He expects to have to return again to India later this
year. Alan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Ford of St. Peters-
burg and will be remembered for his swimming during his school
days on the Zone.

"Missing": About 400 Canal Zone College Alumni Please if you
know any of the addresses of these people, will you notify the
Assistant Dean of the Canal Zone College, Balboa Hts., C. Z.-Ed.

Alice Hagborg, Sylvia Hagborg, Caroline Halvorsen, Lois Hamil-
ton, Robt. K. Hamilton, Wesley Hamilton, Mrs. Mary J. Woodruff
Hamlyn, Jackie M. Hansen, Robert R. Harvey, Jr., William Hatchett,
Mrs. Charles Hawkins, Thomas R. Haseldine, Lydia I. Henriquez,
Moises Z. Heres, Richard Herman, Mrs. William N. Harness, Anne E.
Higgins, Mrs. Jack Hilliard, Mrs. William L. Holford, Sara Holk,
Harry W. Holland, Jr., Mrs. H. W. Hoover, Mrs. John S. Hopper,
Gail T. Howard, Sarah M. Howell, Mary Ann Hunt, William R.
Haifa Israel.
Manuel J. Jacome, Ethel Joachim, Roberta Johannes, Dorothy J.
Johnson, Louise Johnson, Robert Johnson, William G. Johnston,
James A. Jolley, Charles L. Jones.
Charles L. Kain, James M. Keller, Barry Kenealy, Karl W. Kern,
Bruce R. Kille, Jr., Dolores K. King, Dolores Kosan, Mrs. Robert D.
Kramer, Lena M. Krout, Lt. Benjamin C. Kuller.
Nicolas Lamas, Ruth Lander, Felix Larrinaga, Mrs. William J.
Leblanc, Jennifer Lee, Jose Lee, Kenneth Lelevier, Charles F. Lester,
Aubrey Lewis, D.D.S., Thaddeus G. Lipzinski, William Lockhart,
Dolores Lowe.
Patricia Maloney, John Mannix, Catherine Rose Manush, Maureen
Manush, Harry Marchosky, Thomas Cooper Marine, Karl Masters.
Norman Matlowsky, James Maxwell, Agnes McCaw, Roberta Mc-
Closkey, Mary Margaret McCorwack, Lois McIntire Masters, Alice
McKelvy, Wilbert McKinnon, Molly Mellander, Vincent Menden-
hall, Guillermo Mendez, Jr., Dorothy Metzger, Otis C. Meyers, Hector
Miranda, Donald Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Rita J. Mohr, Mrs.
Robert W. Molloy, William J. M. Monsanto, Edward S. Moore,
Mrs. John Morton, Lydia Moya.
Vern C. Neal, Betty J. Newlin, Raymond Nickisher.
Mrs. Hollis O'Hanlon, Cynthia Orr, Robert Orvis, Mary E. Osborn,
Hugh Overby.
Richard Payne, Nelva Palacio, Dolores Virginia Palmer, Alvaro
E. Paredes, Thomas Parades, Mercedes Arrieta Parks, Joseph Payne,
Sherry Ann Petty, Henry Phillips, Dr. James D. Phillips, Ernest E.
Pierce, Dolores S. Pimento, William Powell, Robert Pulfer.
George S. Paget Rance, Fred Raybourne, Mrs. Fred Raybourne,
Mrs. Lillie Raymer, Carmen R. Recuero, Ellen Anne Rennie, Yolanda
C. Revesz, Inez Rhodes, Carl M. Rice, William C. Rigby, Vaniece
Roberts, Barbara Robinson, Herbert H. Robinson, Emma Robles,
Mrs. Robert L. Renollo, Gloriela Rosas, Dorothy Rose, Douglas B.
Rose, Patricia Rose, John Rossetti, Thomas F. Roth, Jr., Richard

Robert B. Sager, Eugene O. Saphir, Donald Schafbuch, Ruth
Schjeveland, Edward G. Schnake, Valeria Schroter, Edwin Curtis
Segard, Robert L. Segars, Charles Severson, Harry F. Shannon,
Celeste V. Shannon, Mrs. Douglas Shaw, Professor Raymond Shaw,
Cuthbert H. Shedlock, William C. Sheehan, William H. Sherlock,
Doris Siu, Betty Joan Smith, Gilbert Smith, Hugh B. Smith, James
A. Simth, Jean Smith, Leona Ruth Smith, Marjorie Smith, Mrs. Rex
A Smith, Jr., Ira D. Solenberger, Jose Antonio Sosa, William White
Southard, James H. Spaulding, Jr., Cmdr. Eldon Standefer, U. S.
Navy, John H. Stevens, Lynn Stratford, Elvia Suazo, Eleanor J.
Sullivan, John Sundstrom, Lewis Swinehart.
James H. Talboy, Marietta Tanzola, Jack A. Taylor, Mrs. Carroll
L. Taylor, Mrs. Clark Teegarden (Margaret Haw), Arnold Terry,
Alyce Thomas, Benjamin Thomas, Mrs. Robert K. Thompson, Arthur
M. Thompson, Jack Tinnin, Alan Townshend, William E. Townsend,
Mary Louise Traiger, George Trimble, Gustavo A. Troncoso, Milton
L. Turner, Mrs. Philip L. Turner, III, Robert G. Turner, Tommy
Betty Jo Underwood.
Juan R. Vallarino.
Barbara Walbridge, Howard E. Walling, Carl A. Wanke, Muriel
Waters, Edmund J. E. Ward, Mell M. Webster, Roger R. Weidoff,
Mrs. Charles K. Weight, James Whitman, John Whitman, Ben C.
Williams, Rodney Winborn, Betty Louise Winquist, Mrs. W. A.
Woodyard, Mrs. James W. Wright, Julio Wright.
Mrs. Wayne Yates, Rosalie Young.
Salvatrice Bamblera, Michael Zimmerman.

Mrs. Cy Fields (Genevieve Foley), Margarita, C. Z. wrote the
Cy and I and the children are going on vacation in June, and will
visit our eldest son, Mel who is a student at Wilmington College,
Wilmington, N. C., and was just named to the Dean's List. He is
back in college after four years in the Air Force, one year of it
spent at Adana, Turkey. Our second boy, Cyrus, Jr. (Rusty) is a
junior at the University of Missouri at Rolla, and is majoring in
Mechanical Engineering. Marianne is a junior at Cristobal High, and
our youngest son Kenneth is a Sophomore.

A lifelong resident of the Canal Zone, John William Adams, 19,
whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams reside in San Francisco de
la Caleta, Panama City, recently enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and
is presently in training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Tex. Adams,

who attended school in Balboa, graduated from the Florida Central
Academy, Sorrento, Fla., in 1964.

Lt. Col. Walter W. Fade, Chief of the Sea Level Canal Support
Division, has been assigned to duty in the office of the Panama
Canal Engineering and Construction Director as Bureau Executive
Officer and Military Liaison Officer, succeeding Lt. Col. Daniel H.
His position as Chief of Sea Level Canal Support Division will
be taken by Lt. Col C. R. Vincent, who arrived in the Canal Zone
July 14 from Washington, D. C.
Colonel Fade went to the Canal Zone August 8, 1964, from Fort
Chaffee, Ark., to be Assistant to the Panama Canal Engineering and
Construction Director in charge of Canal Studies. He later was
made Chief of the Sea Level Canal Support Division.

Col. Ellis E. Pickering, Panama Canal Engineering and Construction
Director for the past 2 years, left the Isthmus recently. He is
retiring from the U. S. Army upon his return to the United States
and will make his home in California.
Following his departure from the Isthmus, Carl J. Browne,
Assistant Director of the Engineering and Construction Bureau, will
act as Director and Contracting Officer until the arrival from the
United States of Col. James A. Betts, who has been assigned to duty
to succeed Colonel Pickering.
During the 2 years that Colonel Pickering headed one of the most
important bureaus of the Panama Canal organization, several million
dollars in improvement and maintenance projects both for the Pa-
nama Canal and the Canal Zone Government have been completed or
are being designed.

Miss Cecilia Wensing, Scottsdale, Ariz., had as guests Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Cunningham, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Russel Lord, Sr., San Francisco, Calif., drove
to Portland, Oregon to attend the graduation of their son Guy
Russel Lord, Jr., from Reed College. He will continue his studies
at Marquette University Medical School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Guy is a Balboa High graduate. The Lords were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Holzafel former residents of Gamboa. They also were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. La Brance, Newport Beach, Ore., where
the La Brances are really enjoying their retirement and beautiful
view of the Pacific.

Mr. Walter Ross, Washington, D. C., celebrated his 89th birth-
day, April 1, 1966.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Landers, San Diego, Calif. wrote that
Leonard has retired the second time from the American President
Lines after 22 years. For the past 2 years he has represented the
company in the construction of three large deluxe freighters at
National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.

Mrs. Robert Rolofson, Piqua, Ohio, after a successful double
cataract operation drives as usual, works several days each week
in the church office and makes hospital calls.

Mrs. J. W. Coffin, 518 N. Pershing Ave., York, Pa. has had
several operations and would enjoy hearing from friends.

Mr. Ben Kuller, Portland, Ore. wrote that "Cissie" visited her
sisters in the East and South, Margaret Cannon, Bay Shore, N. Y.
and Eleanor Wirth, Virginia Beach. She stayed with Margaret's
daughter Susie while the sisters took a boat trip to the Zone.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hidalgo retired from the Marine Division, Port
Captain's office celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary June
16, 1966. They are living in San Francisco da la Caleta, R. de P.

Linda Huff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maener Huff, Balboa,
C. Z. is enrolled in Parsons College, Fairfield, Ia.

Mrs. J. A. Cunningham, Sedalia, Mo., wrote the following-Ed.
For the record the J. A. Cunningham family have made several
changes and are busier than ever. Daughter, Linda Jane, is now
living in Van Nuys, Calif. and teaching in the recreational field.
Son, Jay, graduated from Missouri University in January and is
now employed as a civil engineer with W. C. Krugar & Associates
in Santa Fe, N. Mexico. Son, Michael, is now attending college in
Missouri. Josh is now working for Boeing Company near Sedalia.
Me I seem to have a hand in everything, at least I manage to keep
busy all the time. I'm a member of several Bridge clubs and Social
clubs, am Secretary of one, and Josh and I are both very active in
Elks now also. Both of us hold an office. We haven't done any
traveling this year haven't really had the time and now that
Josh is working again we probably won't travel until this project
is completed. Perhaps I should say tour of duty, which will probably

be one or two years. However, we are looking forward to having
company this summer. Ross and Janet Cunningham and daughter,
Linda Sue, and my sister and her two daughters just to name a few.
Passengers on board the Panama Canal's SS Cristobal usually
have to wait until the vessel docks before they can catch up on local
news, but not the passengers who sailed on a northbound trip to
New Orleans.
Lynn Frauenheim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Frauenheim,
learned at breakfast one morning that she was the new vice pres-
ident of next year's senior class at Balboa High School. At the
time the vessel sailed, she was still tied for the honor.
Bruce Saunders, Jr., chief insepctor, Cristobal, of the Panama
Canal Customs Division, who left May 16 with Mrs. Sanders for
the United States via the Inter-American Highway, chatted from
their car with passengers on board the Cristobal.
In between times, the Cristobal's passengers exchanged small
talk with the Vatican in Rome, checked on weather conditions in
Paris and London, and picked up bits of interesting news here and
there about the world, to say nothing of contacting relatives in the
United States.
It wasn't done with a magic wand. It was done by amateurs,
licensed amateur radio operators, represented on board the SS
Cristobal by Canal Zone Police Sgt. and Mrs. Russell E. Ober-
holtzer of Gatun, who had obtained permission to operate their
high frequency radio equipment on board ship. Husband and wife,
licensed in the Canal Zone as KZ50A and KZ50B, have been operat-
ing "Maritime Mobile" on board the vessel and have been in com-
munication with the Canal Zone through a brother-sister hook up,
for John S. Catanzaro of Los Rios, KZ5JC, is a brother of Mrs.
Oberheltzer. Scheduled, before docking, was a 3-way talk between
Mrs. Oberholtzer on the Cristobal, her brother in the Canal Zone,
and their mother in Chicago.
They talked to people all over the United States and Europe, and
gave the Cristobal's crew the thrill of communicating via phone
patch with their families.
The amateur radio communication with Bruce Sanders, KZ5SS
(Mrs. Sanders is KZ5SN) probably marked a first for Inter-
American Highway SS Cristobal conversations. Just as Sergeant and
Mrs. Oberholtzer took along their mobile radio transceivers on the
Cristobal to New Orleans voyage, the Sanders took along theirs
on the Inter-American Highway trek.
All the Canal Zone "hams" mentioned also have Stateside radio
licenses issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

Frank Dasher Naughton of the Panama Canal Personnel Bureau,
who retired from Canal service in December 1965 after 31 years,
2 months with the organization and was rehired temporarily, was
born in Hughes, Okla. and loves to point out that he was not born
in a State, but in the Indian territory, Oklahoma. He was graduated
from Skiatook, Okla., High School, and studied civil engineering
at Oklahoma University.
He arrived on the Isthmus in 1932 and first was employed by
the U. S. Signal Corps, Corozal. He worked with the U.S. Army,
Canal Zone Department Engineers and then with the Quartermaster
Corps of the U. S. Army before transferring to Panama Canal service.
His first Canal position was with the Division of Posts. Since
1945 he has been with Personnel where he has held positions as
inspector, employee counselor, employee relations officer, and
employee-management relations specialist.
In May 1965, he received a quality step increase in recognition
of his high level performance in his position.
A constant stream of employees was observed coming to him for
counsel and advice on problems, both off and on the job.

Two of the youngest climbers to scale El Barn, the highest point
in the Republic of Panama, located in Chiriqui, are Canal Zone
boys, both 10. One is Paul Markun, son of the Panama Canal's
General Counsel, David J. Markun and Mrs. Markun. The other is
Kurt Dillon, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dillon of Gamboa. They
were accompanied on their adventure by their respective brothers,
Patrick Dillon, 13 and David Markun, Jr., and two guides, Jose
and Luciano Samudio of Chiriqui.
The young mountain climbers started at dawn, carrying blankets,
water, food for the day and breakfast for the next morning.
The ascent of the 11,382-ft. peak was made in 5 hours, 15 minutes
which guide Luciano said was the fastest trip he'd made. And he
has made nine ascents of El Baru.
The party encountered bitter cold, Just above freezing, with a
constantly-blowing wind. They managed to make a fire and heated
soup for their evening meal.
The view was worth the trip, the boys reported, for they said they
could see both oceans as well as Puerto Armuelles and David.
The boys signed their names in the register which is under a
plastic cover on the mountaintop. Here all who make the ascent sign
their names and the Dillon-Markun party was the first to sign
for 1966.
David Markun and Patrick Dillon found their names as the last

climbers of 1965, with this 1966 hike the second ascent they have
The Dillon family has a home in the Chiriqui region. The Markuns
spent much of the summer in that area.

Spirits ran high at the R. H. Adams residence where Jack Camp-
bell's triumph in the Transcontinental Golf Tournament was cele-
brated. Campbell putted his way to victory in the tournament that
consisted of 18 holes of play at Amador, Summit, Brazos Brooks,
and the Panama Golf Club. Other entries were R. W. Wheeler, R. H.
Adams, and J. L. H. Demers. Campbell's low net score for the
four games was a 308. Runners up were Wheeler and Adams, tied
with 312, and Demers, 313.
Patricia Howard Hall, St. Petersburg, Fla. flew to Seattle on
June 1st to spend a month's vacation with her sister and brother-in-
law, Mary and Sandy Ames, and while there made side trips to
Alaska and other points of interest.
The Ames celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary on June
22nd with a large party in their Apartment. Pat Hall was with
them for the celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador, toured Portu-
gal, Spain, Italy, Holland and the United States, where they at-
tended the wedding of Lt. jg. Robert Capwell.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Starbuck, Vestal, New York spent their
vacation in Hawaii. On their way to the west coast, Mr. Starbuck
attended a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Kansas Wesleyan
U., Salinas, Kansas. They also visited Mrs. Florine Franklin in
Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. W. Andrews, Jr., are living in Navy quarters
1444C McGee Avenue., Lakeland Apts., Norfolk, Va., where the USS
Forrestal is in dry dock after a Mediterranean cruise.

Cadet Harry J. Godfrey, III of the Coast Guard Academy, New
London, Conn., was on a summer cruise along the Atlantic Coast,
Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edwards island and on to several
cities on the Great Lakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Howe, Santa Clara, Calif., stay very busy.
Mrs. Howe is an artist and one of her oils has traveled over 21,000
miles in the past 6 months and is now on display in Calif. at Wells
Fargo and Banks of America. Mrs. Howe also does ceramics, candles

and Easter eggs. Mr. Howe keeps busy making easels and cup-
Mrs. J. H. Weisiger, Crystal Beach, Fla. was the guest of her
daughter (Edythe) and husband, Col. D. K. Rogers, Maxwell
AFB, Ala. Donni Rogers has been transferred to New York City
where she is a hostess on TWA International flights. Jeff Rogers
entered Troy State college after graduation from Military school.
Mrs. Mildred Stone, Jamestown, N. Y. visited her daughter Kay,
who is teaching 2nd grade in Fort Clayton, C. Z. She also visited
her brother and family Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Peterson and daughter,
The W. L. Howards had a very delightful surprise on May 28th,
when the door-bell rang at 6:45 A.M. and Abie went to the door
and found their daughter, Pat entering the house followed by their
other daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Sandy Ames, of Seattle,
who flew to Florida to spend the week-end with them. Mary, Sandy
and Pat and the Howards had a very delightful visit over the week-
end and on Monday, Memorial Day, they drove Mary and Sandy
to Tampa to catch their plane for San Francisco and Seattle.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Witmiller (Bessie Foster), St. Petersburg,
Fla., had a most joyous reunion with her son and meeting her
daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Vyonne, for the first time.
The reason this is unusual is there had been a lapse of 42 years
between the meetings. The grandson John, was unable to make
the trip.
Her son, Elmer L. Bush, residing in Pasadena, California arrived
the 14th of June for 6 days in which time there was so many years
to catch up on.
Norma and Landon Carroll, Mrs. Witmiller's daughter and son-
in law came from Jacksonville, Fla. to complete the family reunion.
On the 17th of June a big birthday party was held for all summer
birthdays. Granddaughters May 2, Son June 17, Daughter in
laws July 12 and Daughter's 13.
While in our state the family was quite busy taking in as many
sights as were possible in the length of time allowed to side trips.
Busch Gardens, swim in the Gulf, Cypress Gardens and Ringling
Brothers Museum.
On their way to Jacksonville they made a tour of our Space
Center at Cape Kennedy, which is extremely interesting. Also
spent a very wet but happy couple of hours at our Famous Daytona
Beach, on to Jacksonville returning to St. Augustine for one whole

day enjoying the sights he remembered seeing as a boy with his
sister. They started back to Calif. the latter part of June.
The following was contributed-Ed.

The next issue of "Whites" National Cyclopedea of American
Biography will contain one of Daniel E. Wright as a Sanitary and
Municipal Engineer of world wide achievement. Published since
1888 it records the history of the United States as expressed in the
lives of men and women of prominence in every phase of achieve-
This is a well known reference book found in the Library of
Congress as well as national and foreign universities.
A 1904 graduate of Virginia Polythenic Institute of Blacksburg,
Virginia he began his career in pioneer Canal Zone, under
engineers Stevens, Goethals and Sanitarian Gorgas. Upon resigning
for work in Columbia, South America; he was succeeded by assistant
George Green as Municipal Engineer of the Panama Canal.
After the contract in South America he was chosen the first
Sanitary Engineer with the Rockefeller Foundation in 1930.
Premier Venizelos of Greece had asked the Rockerfeller Found-
ation for help in the control of the ancient disease of Malaria.
Daniel Wright was appointed Sanitary Engineering Advisor to the
Greek Government and was sent to Athens, Greece by the Rocker-
feller Foundation.
For the first time in history the ancient site of Marathon was
free of the fever and there now stands a monument to the achieve-
ment to the 'engineer'. Readers Digest reported the story as
"Miracle Man of Greece" in the fall of 1948. For this Daniel E.
Wright was awarded the Royal Order of the Phoenix by King Paul
of Greece.
Kemal Ataturk, revolutionizing Turkey requested his services,
where he served for three years. He trained inspectors and or-
ganized a health code for the country.
After returning from Turkey; he was sent by the Rockefeller
Foundation as one of a five man commission to aid in the war
refugee camp in Marseille, France for elderly people.
Later Colonel Wright was sent to Lashio, Burma where General
Stillwell was concerned with Black Water Fever among the
thousands of coolies working on the Burma Road.
George Rogers in his book, "Far on the Ringing Plain", gives
a picture of the work before the Japanese forced the evacuation
to Delhi of the group. Under bombardment twice daily on the ten
day trek was this small group. Arriving at Delhi Colonel Wright

laid out the camp sites before going on to Chung King, China. From
there to Cairo with health problems following the devastation of
General Rommel's campaign in Africa.
In the January 28, 1950 issue of Colliers, David Perlman wrote
of the "United Nations Merciful War" an account of the work
of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Organization of
which Colonel Wright was a member. Greece was the first country
to control Malaria complete coverage by hand spraying as well as
airplane spraying.
Colonel Wright was the first Sanitary Engineer to be a Staff
member of the Rockerfeller Foundation. He was with the Inter-
national Health Division from 1929-1949. During World War II
he was a member of the Occupation Staff in Greece, 1944-1949. Prior
to these dates he served in the Far East. Retired in 1949 but re-
entered active service in 1958 for a Special Assignment with the
Near East Foundation because of a grant made to them by the Ford
Foundation, working in Syria, Lebanon, Iran and other countries.
He was a veteran of World War I and World War II. He received
a Citation of Merit from President Kennedy, President Truman and
from the various organizations with which he worked. VPI also
honored him.
On November 10, 1962 he passed away at the Veterans' Hospital
in Martinburg, West Virginia. He is buried in Hopewell Meeting
House Cemetery with Quaker and Masonic services.
He is survived by his widow Grace Yarborough Wright, St. Peters-
burg, Fla., son Daniel Wright, Jr., daughter, Grace Wright Folty
and a brother Fred C. Wright of Hagerstown, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. MacLin Benagh, Jr., 1209 Ocean Dr., were hosts for
a cocktail party and buffet dinner at El Antonio Motor Inn in San
Antonio, Tex. honoring his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maclin H.
Benagh, Sr.
The senior Benaghs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
Feb. 28, 1966. Mr. and Mrs. Benagh, former residents of Corpus
Christi, were married in Cristobal, Panama, and lived in South
America for 38 years. They lived in Corpus Christi from 1951 to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Schmeck, 344 Melrose, also attended the
party. Mrs. Schmeck and Mrs. Benagh Sr., are sisters. Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Shelby, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Shelby and Mr. and Mrs.
B. G. Shelby, brothers and sisters-in-law of Mrs Benagh, Jr., also
attended. They are all of Austin.
Centering the serving table was a gold tree decorated with 50 $1
bills and another with 60 Kennedy half dollars.

In the minds of her sons and husband, at least, Vera Stevens
deserves honorable mention of sorts for sharing her entire family
in the cause of Vietnam, even if somewhat involuntarily. Captain
Jim, USAF, BHS '55 spent a year there in 1963-64 during which he
flew 414 missions and received decorations. Husband Elmer B. went
there in May on a six-month's engineering contract with a Boston
firm, replacing Joseph M. Cooke (See Canal Record for June,
1966) whose term had expired. Youngest son, Lt. John, USN, BHS
'57 flies a bomber off one of the carriers stationed off North Viet-
nam. Trying to explain his post-retirement adventure, Steve says,
"After you have worked for a man for seven years, and get accus-
tomed to doing his bidding, you may find yourself saying, "Yes
Sir", once too often. Therefore, when Joe Cooke got under my right
arm and raised it as a volunteer, I found a contract in my hand
when I brought it down!" Steve further says Joe's letter in the
Canal Record for June is still an accurate portrayal of conditions in
Da Nang.
Will Arey, active since 1963 in the development of the joint
government-industry VISIT USA program, has been appointed Di-
rector of Travel Promotion for the United States Travel Service,
U. S. Department of Commerce.
Travel Service Director John W. Black said that Arey will be
responsible for coordinating USTS sales promotion, advertising, and
media relations activities and for supervising operation of the 11
USTS offices in Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific.
"Will Arey has served as Deputy Director of the Travel Pro-
motion Division for the past 18 months." Black said, "and is par-
ticularly well qualified to assume this key post.
"When he joined USTS in January 1963 as head of the media
program," the USTS Director continued, "he brought with him an
extensive background of experience in positions of steadily increas-
ing responsibility in both Government and business in the United
States and abroad during the past 25 years."
The Travel Promotion Division which he will head is responsible
for USTS promotional efforts in the world's principal travel markets
for the purpose of developing increased business and pleasure travel
to the United States.
Cadet A. L. Caldwell of Balboa recently attended the 20th an-
niversary celebration of the AIR Force Association at Carswell
Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas. The celebration included an
air show in which all aircraft from World Was II up to, and in-
cluding the F-111 and the XB-70 participated Dignitaries present

included General McConnell, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and
former of staff Curtis LeMay.
Cadel Caldwell a student at the University of Arkansas, is enrolled
in the Air Force ROTC program at the University.

Dr. William M. Campbell, D.M.D., has opened offices at 557 Park
St., Dunedin, for the practice of general dentistry. He was a former
resident of the Panama Canal Zone and received his BS degree
from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. He received his DMD degree
in 1963 from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He
was recently discharged from the Air Force and had been stationed
at Sewart AFB, Tenn. He is married, has two daughters and lives
in Dunedin, Fla.
Capt. William E. Thompson, senior Panama Canal pilot and Acting
Assistant Port Captain. Balboa, retired after 27 years and 6 months
of service with the Panama Canal.
Prior to his appointment as pilot with the Panama Canal, Jan. 15,
1940, Captain Thompson sailed with the United States Line and
Panama Pacific Line, serving all three vessels, the California, Penn-
sylvania, and Virginia, of which he later became master.
Captain and Mrs. Thompson and family will reside in Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida.
Carl A. Widdell, retired assistant chief of the Central Empolyment
Office of the Panama Canal Personnel Bureau, assumed duties of
magistrate at Cristobal Magistrates' Court and will move to Balboa
in the same position while Judge Charles A. Garcia and Judge John
E. Deming are on leave.
Widell is retired from U. S. Government service, but agreed to
stay on the Isthmus for 4 months to act as relief for the magistrates
during their annual leave period.
He spent a short time in the States in June, attending the gradu-
ation of his son, Robert, from Duke University. Robert is a Phi
Betta Kappa and was graduated with high honors. He has accepted a
fellowship at the University of North Carolina, where he will work
on his master's degree in Political Science.
Mr. and Mrs. Widell plan to make their home in Florida.

Announcement has been made of the promotion of John Holder
Flowers to Lieutenant in the Supply Corps of the U. S. Navy. Cere-
monies marking the event took place recently in the office of the
Commanding Officer at the U. S. Navy Supply Corps School, Athens,
Georgia. Lt. Flowers is presently serving as an Officer Student in

Company "S" while on duty under instruction at Athens. He also
serves as Company Commander of his company.
Lt. Flowers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Flowers of Balboa,
Canal Zone, and is married to the former Betty Glover of North
Augusta, South Carolina. The Flowers have one son, John Glover.
Mrs. Flowers and Lt. Flowers' father were both present for the
Lt. Flowers is a graduate of Balboa High School and Florida
Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.

Thomas J. Ebdon, Jr., has been promoted to the position of Super-
intendent, Pacific Locks, filling the position left vacant when Tru-
man H. Hoenke became Chief of the Panama Canal Locks Division.
The New Pacific Locks Superintendent was born in Colon and
began his Canal service by completing a regular apprenticeship with
the Panama Canal Electrical Division as an apprentice wireman.
He attended Canal Zone schools. From Gatun Elementary School
he went on to Cristobal High School and, upon graduation, attended
Canal Zone Junior College from 1933 to 1935. He was graduated
from Georgia School of Technology in June 1938.
Mr. and Mrs. Ebdon are the parents of two sons, Thomas J. Ebdon,
III, an Air Force ROTC student at the University of Arkansas,
Fayettesville, Ark., and Richard C. Ebdon, a student at Southern
Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.

If anyone has copies of the following books and want to sell them,
please write to Lucille Judd. "From Cadiz to Cathay" and "The
Mountains Will Move" both written by Miles Du Val.

Lt. Beau E. Gabel, USAF, oldest son of Mrs. Roberta Gabel Coffey
(Bobby Jacques) was one of 29 airmen to receive the Air Medal in
recent ceremonies at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
The citation accompanying the award of the Air Medal read:
"First Lieutenant Beau E. Gabel distinguished himself by mer-
itorious achievement as a KC-135 Co-pilot while participating in
aerial flight in Southeast Asia from 26 March 1965 to 4 October
1965. During this period he demonstrated outstanding airmanship,
courage, and devotion to duty in the successful accomplishment of
important refueling missions under extremely hazardous conditions.
The professional ability and outstanding aerial accomplishments of
First Lieutenant Gabel reflect great credit upon himself and the
United States Air Force."

Mr. and Mrs. John Esbenshade, Miami, Fla. spent their vacation
in Hawaii.
A group of ex-Canal Zoners held a reunion at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Huls (Beth Lockridge) 736 Pelican Way West, North
Palm Beach, Fla. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fox
(Marcy Rudge) and two children, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Joe Musso
(Edna Hart) whose husband baby sat with the 2 children, Planta-
tion, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Walt Kurt (Joyce Gardner), Orlando,
Fla. They left their 4 children at home; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Oliver
(Angelina Valentine) and 4 children including one set of twins,
Miami, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davidson, North Palm Beach, Fla.
Other C Zers living in the Miami area but were unable to attend
are: Mary Delia Morely, Stewardess; Dr. and Mrs. Dick Dillman
(Lois Spencer); Dr. and Mrs. Bill Carson (Kay Cross), both Vet-
erinarians; Mr. and Mrs. Will Simpson (Jane Mallan). A picnic is
being planned in Miami for a time that everyone can get together.
Any one interested in attending should contact Jerry Fox, 2130
NW 204 St., Miami, Fla. Later the same week of the reunion Mr. and
Mrs. Nick Stokes (Nancy Sasso) were at the Holiday Inn, Riveria
Beach, Fla. Tom and Joyce Davidson, Beth and Ralph Huls spent
an evening with them. Nick and Nancy live close to the senior
Stokes in Hollywood, Fla., where the grandparents enjoy their 2
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Dietz have moved from Leesburg, Fla. to
Riverhouse Apts, Apt. No. 5, Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, Fla.,
where Mr. Dietz is the City Manager.

Mrs. R. F. Koperski (Marjean) flew to Panama on June 10th to
spend the week-end with her brother-in-law and sister, Tom and
Marilyn Marsh. She was happy to meet many girl-hood friends at
several social affairs given in her honor.
On June 13th Marjean helped the Marsh family load their modern
"Dreamer" Camper and all set out over the Inter-American High-
way on the long drive to U.S.A. The travelers report the worst roads
were between Panama City and Cartago, Costa Rica. It was cold
camping high up on the 11,322 foot Irazu Volcano. They found room
in the camper for replicas of colorful Costa Rican carts and many
other distinctive souvenirs. They report magnificent scenery, inter-
esting ruins, colorful market places, friendly natives, and a thorough-
ly delightful trip. They brought back a fine collection of slides to
prove that their stories are true.
Mr. and Mrs. Marsh, Billie and Edythe visited Marilyn's parents,

Ruth and Ike Metzger, and the Koperski family in Miami for a
couple of weeks before leaving for California to visit Tom's people.
They returned to C. Z. on the SS Cristobal in August.

Mrs. Milton L. Nash, formerly long-time Atlantic Side resident,
is visiting her son-in-law and daughter, Lt. and Mrs. Edward English
at Fort Gulick. Mrs. Nash now makes her home in Norfolk, Va.

Capt. Charles M. Elder, USN, retired, and Mrs. Elder, who had
the distinction of being with the 300 invited dignitaries aboard the
SS Ancon on the first transit of the Panama Canal on August 15,
1914, were back again 52 years later to see if any changes had been
made. This time they transited aboard the R.M.S. Caronia.
"The major changes I found from the first time I saw it," said
Captain Elder, "include water in Gaillard Cut and commentators
aboard the ship. But somehow," he sighed, "it isn't as thrilling as it
was on the old Ancon "
Captain Elder was first assigned to Panama Canal duty the latter
part of 1913, when World War I was imminent. He was sent with
a special force of five C-boats to defend the Canal.
"The funny part of that was," he recalled, "when we got here
we found the Canal we were supposed to defend hadn't been com-
pleted yet!"
Mrs. Elder joined her husband in the Canal Zone and they re-
sided for a time in the old Colon Hospital, which later was destroyed.
The ships were docked at the Mechanical Division docks of the
old French Canal at Gatun. While the vessels were being overhauled
there, Captain Elder took advantage of the opportunity to travel to
the Pacific side of the Isthmus to view the tremendous work project
under way in Gaillard Cut.
Vividly he described his first view of the immense gully, crowded
with bustling work gangs of men engaged in digging by hand and
with steam showels. Giant trainloads of dirt and rock were hauled
out every hour. "I saw the majesty and grandeur of Nature and ap-
parent insurmountable difficulties, slowly but surely giving way
to the determination of stubborn men," he said.
During his visit, he recalled, "we were approached by a very
pleasant U. S. Army Colonel, who was most helpful in answering our
questions. Then he told us, if we cared to see the entire excavation
project, he would make his motor-driven rail car available."
"Through his courtesy, we had a closeup view of the entire Cut
project. When we returned, the Colonel had gone, so we didn't get
to thank him properly for his hospitality. But I did find out his

name," Captain Elder chuckles at the memory.
"It was George W. Goethels!"
His rail car trip had taken Captain Elder through Gaillard Cut on
the tracks that covered the entire bottom of that portion of the
Panama Canal.
Witty and charming, with eyes that twinkle, the Elders recalled
vividly and in detail many incidents associated with their stay in
After they left the Isthmus, Captain Elder was reassigned to the
submarine base at New London, Conn. After a long tour in the
South China Seas, Captain Elder returned to New London and
spent the remainder of his active duty career in submarine work in
that location. He retired in 1946, and Captain and Mrs. Elder moved
to Portsmouth, N. H., where they now reside. Their next destin-
ations, on departing from the Isthmus on the Caronia, are New York
and then their Portsmouth home.

Mr. and Mrs. David S. Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida, had as
their house guests this summer their three daughters and their
families. With them were Sgt. and Mrs. Paul R. McDonald (Mari-
emma) with sons, Paul and Mark, from Port Royal, Virginia; Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth C. Krogh (Judy) with their children, Kathleen,
Deborah and Stephen, from Naperville, Illinois; and Mr. and Mrs.
Karl P. Trillhaase (Georgia) with their sons, David and Walter,
from Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mariemma and Judy hadn't seen each
other for ten years, Judy and Georgia hadn't seen each other
for five years and the cousins had never met each other until
all enjoyed being together. Judy, Ken and family drove back to
Illinois via Harwood, Maryland where they stopped and visited
for a few days with Judy's brother, Charles and family. It had been
ten years since Judy and Charles had seen each other, also.

Attired in a pollera and authentic Panamanian jewelry, Miss E.
Madeleine Shaw, Director of Nursing Services for the Canal organ-
ization, appeared on Walter Cronkite's coast-to-coast television news
show recently.
Miss Shaw was televised at the recent American Nurses' Associ-
ation Convention in San Francisco. She discussed the advantages of
nursing in Canal Zone hospitals. The show was broadcast in color.

Roy and Virginia Reece and Geneva Stockham spent several days
in May with Jim and Janet (Stockham) Reece and granddaughter
Karen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On May 23rd they drove to

Miami to witness Jim's admission to membership in the Florida Bar.
Also a member of the Indiana Bar, Jim received his law degree from
Indiana University in February and has recently became an associate
in the law office of Philip Dressier, Fort Lauderdale attorney.

Miss Marianne Field, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus W. Field of
Margarita, Canal Zone was elected Governor of the 1966 session
of Caribbean Girls State held at Fort Clayton, Canal Zone. During
the Inaugural Ceremony, it was announced that she was also elected
to be one of two delegates to Girls Nation which was held at Wash-
ington, D. C. in August. Girls Nation had two delegates from each
state in the United States and the Canal Zone.
Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary in the
Canal Zone and selects girls from both sides of the Isthmus to attend
the session for a week. During this time, the girls learn the funda-
mentals of American Government and run their own individual
campaigns for state officials.
Marianne is an honor student at Cristobal High School, a member
of the National Honor Society, and Vice President of the Cristobal
High School Student Association. Also, she is a high school cheer-
leader and active in sports.
She is the granddaughter of the late Lt. and Mrs. Thomas P. Foley
of Balboa, and Mr. and Mrs. George R. Field of Ancon.

Mrs. Chas. Magee, 44 Maple St., Hyde Park, Mass. wrote the fol-
We truly enjoyed attending the monthly meeting at the Rod
and Gun Club in St. Petersburg on February 9th where we met so
many of our Canal Zone friends. We so enjoyed seeing them again,
even if only for a few hours. We did have a very wonderful vacation
in Florida and believe we covered the best part of the entire State.
We enjoyed spending Xmas with our son John now an instructor in
the Air Force Navy in Pensacola. He took his vacation to drive
us around the best part of Florida. We visited in Dunedin with our
brother, Willie Allen, and family for about a month, also nephew
Billy Allen and family. Then drove across to Ft. Lauderdale and
Miami to visit old friends. Spent close to three months down there
and it all went too fast.
After our return from Florida our daughter Suzanne, now working
in Los Angeles for 20th Century Fox (administrative end not
movies), came on for a visit and just recently returned to California.
It was wonderful to have her home again. We expect our daughter
Anne and her family in the Fall for a month or so. She is now the

proud mother of two little daughters and makes her home in
Yakima, Washington. She spent an interesting two years in New
Delhi, India, and two years in Madrid, Spain before her marriage in
1963. She worked in the U. S. Embassy and really saw so much of
the world. It will be so good to have them with us again. Our son,
Buddy spent Mother's Day with us. He is now married and is living
in New York City. We also had a nice visit with our daughter and
husband, Norbert F. Keller of Coco Solo, C. Z. for about six weeks.
Our regards to all those wonderful CZ retired friends in Florida.

Mrs. Mary Eleanor Becker, C. Z., American Legion Auxiliary De-
partment President, and Mrs. Margaret Stewart, Publicity Depart-
ment Chairman, departed for San Jose, Costa Rica, where they
visited American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10. Mrs. Flor Grane was
hostess for the visitors. They also visited Costa Rica's Boy's Town
which was founded by the American Legion, Department of the
Panama Canal.

Miss Frances Lindh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Lindh of
Balboa, who is attending Centenary College, Shreveport, La., pre-
sented her senior piano recital in the auditorium of the Hurley
Memorial music building on the Centenary College campus. The
recital was part of the requirements for her bachelor's degree in

Charles Peterson, son of The Very Rev. and Mrs. Mainert P. Peter-
son of Ancon, was recently named to the Honor Roll at Tilton School,
Tilton, New Hampshire, for the 4th marking period just ended.
He was one of 42 students so honored at Tilton where the total en-
rollment is 275. He is currently a freshman.

Capt. Leslie W. Fulcher, master of the passenger liner "Rangi-
toto" on regular transits through the Panama Canal for the past 8
years, accepted a certificate making him an honorary Panama Canal
pilot. Capt. Mortimer J. Prince, USN, Panama Canal Marine Bureau
director, presented the certificate to commemorate Captain Fulcher's
last voyage as master of the "Rangitoto." He will retire from
service, after holding command for 18 years, when his ship reaches
London. Captain Fulcher, who made his first transit through the
Panama Canal in 1929, has made more than 100 transits as master
for the New Zealand Shipping Co. Joseph E. Noonan general
manager of Norton, Lilly & Co., agents for the "Rangitoto," was

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Caldwell and their children of Balboa left
on the SS Cristobal for States leave. They will visit with relatives
in Arkansas and Virginia.
Richard Egolf has been elected president of the Canal Zone
Chapter, Federal Government Accountants Association for the 1966-
67 term.
Egolf, an accountant with the Panama Canal Company's Comp-
trollers Office, has also been designated as Deputy Comptroller of
the Canal Zone United Fund.
Other officers elected to FGAA posts are: Vice President Stephen
A Bissell, Secretary-Treasurer Duane Rigby, and Directors Mrs.
Edna Diez, Messers Ted Melanson, Robert Lessiack, Joseph Turner,
Albert Jenkins, Julian Mountain, and Shepard Clark.
Miss Patricia Quinn of Hollywood, Calif., is visiting her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Quinn of Balboa.
Philip L. Steers, II, son of Panama Canal Comptroller and Mrs.
Philip L. Steers, Jr. has been named to the National Honor Society
at Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Va. He is a cadet
The Canal Zone student is in his second year at the academy,
where he is a junior. National Honor Society membership selection
is based not only on scholarship, but on citizenship in the community,
associations with other students, and participation in school activ-
Kay Flowers McFarland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clyde
Flowers of Balboa, received her M.D., from the Bowman Gray
School of Medicine, at Wake Forest College.
Mrs. McFarland, who was named the outstanding girl from the
Balboa High School class of 1960, received a B.S. degree from Wake
Forest College in 1963 and later that year married Dee Edward
McFarland who also received his M.D. from the Bowman Gray
School of Medicine.
Mr. and Mrs. McFarland are interning in the N. C., Baptist Hos-
pital. Mrs. McFarland specializes in internal medicine and her
husband, pathology.
Mrs.McFarland spent a few days in the Canal Zone visiting her
family and friends before beginning her internship.

The Herald Trio-Richard Carpenter, John Logan, and Dennis
Ray all University of Tennessee juniors, performed at the Coco Solo
Theater, June 23, and at the Balboa Theater, June 24

Richard Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Carpenter of
Margarita, John Logan and Dennis Ray, met as strangers in a stu-
dent jam-session. Now 2 years later, they are hitting the high spots
entertaining around the country and earning extra money for
The trio last year performed on both sides of the Isthmus at
Coco Solo and Balboa Theaters and then sailed on the SS Cristobal
"College Special" entertaining the passengers during the trip to
the United States September 1965.
The trio left for the States early in July to join Fred Waring and
his band at the Fred Waring Shawnee Inn, in Shawnee, Pa., for 4 to
5 weeks.

If you're one of several thousand women in the Canal Zone with
a driver's license, chances are good that you are a former pupil of
retired Canal Zone policeman George Russon.
Russon, now 70 has been teaching people since 1925 both in the
Canal Zone and Republic of Panama the art of driving a motor
vehicle. When he started, said Russon, "the streets were very
narrow; but the traffic was extremely light and drivers were more
courteous than they are today."
"We also used to drive on the left-hand side of the road, like the
British, and we continued to do this until the beginning of the
war." (World War II.)
Russon has taught more than 3,000 people how to drive. Approxi-
mately 2,500 of his pupils have been women. Husbands who would
shoot any other man who took their wives for a ride unhesitatingly
trusted their wives with Russon.
Mature women and young women just out of their teens have gone
gleefully behind an automobile steering wheel with Russon by their
In his 40 years as a driving instructor, he never had to advertise
for a client. People practically begged to hire him, and he recalls
teaching three and four generations of several families how to drive.
His technique is relatively simple. He studies the abilities of his
pupils and then plans his program to suit his students. He constantly
talks to his students while they are driving and attempts to put
them in a relaxed and self-confident mood. Lessons usually are of
a 2-hour duration with a 10- to 15- minute rest period after the
first hour.
Russon was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1896. He went to the
Canal Zone in 1916 and was employed as a policeman from 1916
until 1950 when he retired. He spent his first 13 months at Pedro

Miguel and the next 33 years at Ancon. "In 1916," he said, "there
were only about 150 policemen in the entire Canal Zone, and a
good many of us rode horses on our beat. We worked 365 days
a year, with no days off, for $80 a month."
In 1950, Russon retired from the Canal Zone Police Division and
became a permanent guest at the Tivoli Guest House. He left the
Isthmus in June for a 4-month tour of the United States which will
include a visit to his eldest son, George, a former Canal Zone resi-
dent now living in Auburn, Wash., and then go on to Lakeland, Fla.,
where he plans to reside.
Michael E. LeBrun, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. LeBrun of
Balboa Heights, was one of the two most outstanding recruits out
of 650 members of the graduating companies at the U. S. Naval
Training Center in San Diego, Calif.
Together with Robert L. Hipp of Houston, Tex,, he received the
American Spirit Medal at the recent graduating ceremonies.
A graduate of Balboa High School, LeBrun attended Rice Uni-
versity in Houston, Tex., for 1 year where he studied electronic
engineering and was active in freshman basketball.
He returned to the Isthmus and attended Canal Zone College for
a year and a half, studying liberal arts and the humanities. He
joined the Naval Reserve in September 1963 and came into active
duty service on March 25, 1966.
He has received orders to the USS Mataponi, a U. S. Navy fleet
oiler stationed in San Francisco.

Captain and Mrs. Thomas W. Jones of Coco Solo left by ship
for the States. They attended the graduation of their daughter
Nancy, from Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, D. C.
and of their son Thomas, from Lehigh University in Bethlehem,
Penna. He received a degree in Civil Engineering. His sister has
taken a liberal arts course.
As a graduation gift to their children, Captain and Mrs. Jones took
them to Europe for the summer. They sailed from New York on the
SS Rotterdam.
Bethe Gaudy, Balboa High School junior, is the winner of a
merit certificate in the Atlantic Monthly magazine's annual creative
writing contest for high school students.
She was awarded the certificate for her poem "Fade Out the
Life," which appears in this year's issue of Isthmian Inklings, BHS
literary magazine, of which she is editor. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Gaudy of Balboa Heights.

Vernon L. Clontz, whose middle name should be "Lucky," holds
the welder's type safety hat that probably saved his life. He is an
ironworker-welder at Pedro Miguel Locks. While those locks
were unwatered for inspection, work was underway on straighten-
ing of a mitre gate skirt by use of a 50-ton hydraulic jack and
double extra heavy pipe strut, which pushed against the opposite
skirt of the gate and was supported on wood blocking. The steel
7/8 inch angle inside the bent skirt cracked and released the load.
The jacking assembly flew out of position and a 1" x 6" steel shim
struck the welder's type safety hat worn by Clontz, over his left
forehead. Clontz suffered a six-stitch cut over his left eye.
Dr. Donald E. Moore, of the Canal Zone, is in Viet Nam as a vol-
unteer with Project Viet Nam.
Dr. Moore was briefed with other volunteers in Los Angeles be-
fore flying to Saigon, where they were assigned to various hospitals.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, the physician received his medical
education at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Moore had been a
staff obstetrician of Coco Solo Hospital since 1957.
As to why he has volunteered, Dr. Moore said he is going to Viet
Nam "to help people who are desperately in need of medical
care." The doctors will minister to civilians injured in the war
or suffering from natural ailments. They will serve a minimum of
two months and receive no pay.
The following appeared in the Hopewell, Va. News Mr. McCann
was a Panama Canal engineer during construction days-Ed.
Orval Hand, who prior to a consolidation of two divisions of
Hercules, Inc., was plant manager of the Virginia Cellulose Division,
and W. R. McCann, retired engineer at Nitrogen Division, were
signally honored by the Virginia Water Pollution Control Associ-
ation at its annual meeting in Norfolk's Golden Triangle Hotel.
Each of the men was awarded Honorary Membership in the
Association, with full rights and privileges of active membership.
Certificates were presented by the Association's president, James
R. Dooley of Alexandria.
Mr. Hand, retired, now resides in Petersburg and Mr. McCann,
who retired in 1953 after 28 years with Nitrogen Division, Allied
Chemical Corp., resides on Prince George Ave.
Both men in past years have been actively engaged and in re-
sponsible charge of eliminating pollution from the water discharges
of their plants. Both, also, are past presidents of the Pollution
Association, which was organized in March 1947. This year is the
first in which Honorary Membership awards have been made.

A cattle-killing 142-pound black jaguar met his end after killing
about 10 head of cattle at Las Mercedes finca of Dr. Paul H.
Dowell, manager of the Panama Canal's Mindi Dairy Farm. The
jaguar, the seventh killed in the same locality, was shot by Dr.
Dowell's "head cowboy," Felix De Garcia. The last steer this
particular jaguar killed weighed almost 700 pounds, and the
jaguar had been the object of a determined hunt for about 5 months.
The animal measured 6' 4" from the tip of its tail to the tip of its
nose. De Garcia was elated when he finally shot the jaguar, for
he had been sitting up in a tree many a night, hoping the beast
would come into sight. The jaguar was brought to Dr. Dowell's
home in Coco Solo, where some 300 people gathered after word
spread via the grapevine.

David J. Cohen, a 1963 graduate of Balboa High School and a
former student at Canal Zone College, has been named sports
director of Station KCCS, the campus radio station at the University
of Missouri where he is a junior.
Cohen, who is majoring in journalism, does all the writing for
his own sports show which is aired three times nightly. In a recent
letter, he said he hopes to do some live broadcasts of baseball games
later in the year.
Despite his youth, Cohen has had considerable experience in
reporting and broadcasting, particularly in connection with sports.
He served as editor of both the Balboa High School newspaper
and the Canal Zone College literary publication. During the summer
of 1962, he worked as summer sports editor of the Panama Star
& Herald, served as student assistant in the Panama Canal Inform-
ation Office and in 1965 assisted SCN on radio and television
baseball and football coverage. In addition, he was announcer for
games at Balboa Stadium and statistician and reporter for the
Schools Division of the Canal Zone and CYRCA basketball leagues.

Archie B. Carroll, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie B. Carroll, Jr.,
of Balboa, was one of 21 students initiated into Beta Gamma Sigma,
national honor society for business administration, at Florida State

An Outstanding Service Award with accompanying check for
j200.00 was presented to Charles J. Hinz, Leader Sheet Metal
Worker, Maint. Div., Eng. and Const. Bureau, in an awards cere-
mony held at the Margarita Service Center, June 2nd. Hinz is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hinz, formerly of Ancon.

Promotion of Gregory G. Cartotto to Chief of the Claims Branch
in the Office of the Comptroller has been announced by Comp-
troller Philip L. Steers, Jr.
Cartotto has been employed in the Office of the Comptroller more
than 20 years, including some 15 years of progressive claims ex-
amining experience, plus several years in responsible supervisory
capacities. Since October 1965, he has been Acting Chief of the
Claims Branch.
A native of Paterson, N. J., Cartotto was employed by the Panama
Canal May 5, 1941, following service in the Army and as a civilian
employee of the Army. During World War II he served in the
Navy for 4 years. He received a Superior Service award in October
1962, and in January this year he received a quality step increase
for outstanding performance of duty.

The Zone Tones were one of the quartettes featured in the Sweet
Adelines musical, "Magic Carpet". This will be the last year for one
of its members.
Clara Jorstad, the lead, with musical talent to spare, left the
Isthmus in June. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor with a B.A. in Musical Education, a member of Sigma
Alpha Iota, Professional Music Fraternity and Pi Kappa Lambda,
a National Music Honor Society. She has done solo and ensemble
work in both vocal and string groups and was a member of the Uni-
versity Symphony Orchestra and the Saginaw Symphony Orchestra
in Michigan and appeared on .a regular radio program in Bay City.
Before going to the Isthmus in 1946, she was Director of Instru-
mental Instruction in Elementary Schools in Holland, Michigan
Since she has been in the Division of Schools in the Zone, Mrs.
Jorstad has organized numerous string and vocal groups for school
and community programs. In the past two years, she has played
in the Little Theater productions of "Guys and Dolls" and "Damn
Yankees." She is a charter member of the Caribbean College Club
and the Crossroads Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Inc. and is a member
of the Union Church Choir in Margarita. When she finds time, Mrs.
Jorstad is an avid reader.
Mrs. Mae (Chatburn) Stempel and 2 children are residing at 63
Redington Rd., Hamstead, London, N. W. 3, England where she
works for an oil company.
Mrs. Eula Ewing has accepted the position as House Mother,
Delta Zeta Sorority, at West Va. State College, Glenville, West Va.,
305 East Main St.

Mrs. Melton Smith (Anna Mae Sampsell) Glen Burnie, Md. wrote
that their oldest daughter Cindy Schneider, her husband and son
live in Baltimore, Md. The oldest son Bruce with his wife are sta-
tioned in Japan with the Air Force and they have one son Christy
at home.

Joe Trower, engineer with the Vanover Architect Co., Atlanta,
Ga., was a guest of his mother, Mrs. Lee Trower, St. Petersburg,
Fla. He saw a few of his old C. Z. friends. Joe urges his friends
to call him if they are in Atlanta.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomson, Jr., and family, Diablo, C. Z. were
guests of Mrs. Thomson's mother and sister, Mrs. A. W. Goulet and
Theresa, Cocoa Beach, Fla. Mrs. Goulet accompanied them as far
as Jacksonville, Fla. where they visited Mrs. Jack Barrett and

Mr. and Mrs. Leo D. Goulet, son of Mrs. A. W. Goulet, Caracus,
Venezuela spent their vacation in the States with relatives.

Mrs. Arthur Verner, Cumberland, Md., wrote that her husband
had gone to England, Luxunburg, Puerto Rico on business. He has
been connected with Kelly Springfield for 20 years.

Mack F. Bailey, Chief Supervisory Sanitation Inspector, Southern
Sanitation Area, Ancon, who searched in vain for a mosquito that
could be named for him, has retired after more than 35 years of
continuous service with the Panama Canal Health Bureau.
In recognition of his efforts to carry out the sanitation program
organized by Col. William C. Gorgas in 1904, during early con-
struction days, Bailey was doubly honored by the Canal organization
on his retirement.
He was presented the Master Key to the Locks Award naming
him "Governor Fogger" by Canal Zone Gov. Robert J. Fleming,
Jr., in a ceremony held in the Governor's office. In a second cere-
mony, at the office of the Health Bureau Director, he received a
Superior Performance Award and a check for $150 from the Health
Bureau Director, Col. Roosevelt Cafarelli.
He was one of the sanitation inspectors proficient in the use of an
engineer Y-level This is an instrument needed to survey drainages
for plotting on profile paper to plan digging and establishing effect-
ive drainages.
Although leveling for drainages has been discontinued by the

Division of Sanitation, Bailey laid out and made profiles of many
of the drainages so vital for mosquito control and malaria er-
Mack Bailey has put away the Y-level which he found at the
sanitation office in Ancon, in 1931. He didn't find a new species of
mosquito but enjoyed looking for one. "It has been a pleasant 35
years," says Mack, "and the only unpleasantness is the packing
and leaving."
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and their 20-year-old daughter Louise Ann
(Honey) stayed at the Tivoli Guest House for a short time before
departing for Alabama.
The U. S. Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service
throughout his tour of duty with the Panama Canal, was presented
to Lt. Col. Daniel H. Leninger, Executive Officer of the Engineering
and Construction Bureau and Military Liaison Officer by Gov.
Robert J. Flemming, Jr. shortly before Colonel Leninger's de-
parture from the Isthmus July 11.
The presentation was made in the Board Room at Balboa Heights
Administration Building in the presence of Mrs. Leninger and
bureau directors.
Colonel Leninger went to the Canal Zone in July 1961 as Military
Assistant to the Governor. He was transferred to the Engineering
and Construction Bureau in August 1963. He recently received order
transferring him to Seoul, Korea, as Department District Engineer.

Lt. jg. and Mrs. David W. Foot (Karen Sosted) spent several
days on the Zone. Karen enjoyed revisiting friends and places.

Mrs. Storer Everett, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent most of the
summer visiting relatives in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Peterson, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent a few weeks
visiting relatives and friends around Florida.
Mrs. Elsie Gibson was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Van Underwood,
Huntington Park, Calif. She had returned from the Zone and was
on her way to San Francisco, Calif. and Illinois.

During the annual commencement ceremonies at East Carolina
College, Greenville, N. C., May 22, 1966, Mrs. Joyce Herring Stewart
and her husband Clarence H. Stewart, Jr., were awarded degrees;
Mrs. Stewart, a Bachelor of Science and Mr. Stewart a Bachelor of
Arts in Psychology.

Joyce attended schools in the C. Z. from Kindergarten graduating
with the class of 62 from Balboa High School. Her mother and father
Mr. and Mrs. Bernice A. Herring, Salemburg, N. C. attended the
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sosted, Caldwell, N. J. visited their new
grandson and family Mr. and Mrs. John Koehler (Judy Sosted),
Santa Clara, Calif.
Judge and Mrs. E. I. P. Tatleman, spent the summer in their
apartment with visits from their son Dick (Pacific Southwest Air-
ways, San Diego, Calif) and their son-in-law, Jim, daughter Muriel
and their 3 grandchildren Regan, Robin and Susan O'Rorke. Jim
is with the State Dept. in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Mr. Vance Howard, Balboa Heights, C. Z. visited his mother,
Mrs. Bernice Howard, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Explorer Scout Post 21 won the annual ocean-to-ocean cayuco
race for the third time and permanent possession of the trophy for
the event.
Post 21 also copped second place in the 1966 event.
Richard A. Williams, advisor to Post 21, announced that the win-
ning boat which also was the victor last year -will not be entered
in the 1967 race as a trophy contestant, but as a noncompeting
patch boat.
The winner's time was 6 hours, 52 minutes and 38 seconds.
Crew of the winning boat was composed of: Robert Hughes, crew
captain; Marshall L. Harris; Fred A. Garcia; and Robert Donley.
Members of the second place boat crew were Capt. Robert Askew,
Pete Hendrickson, Donald Kat and Scott Williams.
Third place went to Post 7 and its boat crewed by Capt. Frank R.
Tester, John Bates, Tom Duncan and Mark Cobb. In fourth place
was Post 3 vessel crewed by Capt. Fred Fox, Wayne Albritton,
Charles Myers and Richard Allen.
Awards were presented to crew members in the first boats aid
all participants in the 22 cayucos that finished were given race
Canal Zone Acting Governor H. R. Parfitt presented trophies to
crew members of the winning boat. George Vieto, Vice Chairman
of the National Foreign Relations Council, American Legion, pre-
sented the American Legion Trophy which was accepted on behalf
of the Boy Scouts by Brig. General W. K. Skaer, USAF president
of the Canal Zone Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Thomas J. Pimiento of the Industrial Division accepted a con-
gratulatory handshake and a 30-year gold key safety award from
Capt. Mortimer J. Prince, Director of the Marine Bureau. Pimiento
was one of 12 persons to receive 30-year awards.
Having already swum the Panama Canal (in 1962) and trekked
through 250 miles of Darien jungle later, Albert H. Oshiver, a Gov-
ernment oceanographer, went dashing out to prove that a city lost
more than 400 years ago had been rediscovered.
The city was believed to be near the western mouth of the Atrato
River, what is now northern Colombia, near the Panama border.
The city in question is Santa Maria La Antigua, the first "capital"
established by the Spanish conquistadores about 1510, then abandon-
ed, and consequently lost to the jungle, when Pedrarias, a new
Spanish governor moved the colony and established Old Panama
in 1519.
Oshiver claims that the site discovered 12 years ago by King
Leopold III of Belgium was that lost city of Santa Maria La Antigua.
Exploring where King Leopold had excavated, Oshiver found several
pieces of pottery and some intact building brick. "Some were
glazed." he said; "They had to be Spanish. The Indians didn't
have such things."
Oshiver also found signs of a river bed near the site, but they were
too difficult to trace through the jungle. So he went by a round-
about route and found what he was looking for signs of the
river mouth, which confirmed the evidence.
He plans to send a report of his discovery to King Leopold. The
pieces of pottery and brick will go to the University Museum in
Philadelphia, where he lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Zierton, St. Petersburg, Fla., attended the
Elks convention in Dallas, Tex. They also attended a game in the
Astronome in Houston, Tex.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Donovan, St. Petersburg, Fla. spent some
time during the summer with their daughter, Peggy Ann, South
Bend, Ind.
Mrs. A. W. Goulet and daughter Theresa Wright, Cocoa Beach,
Fla. drove to Ft. Myers to visit Mrs. Hulsebosch. Mrs. Goulet later
was the guest of her son Arthur and family, South Bend, Ind. While
there her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Zagone, Alamor-
gordo, New Mexico came for a visit. After visiting her sister Mrs.
Aileen Flynn, Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Goulet went to Alamorgordo,
N. M. to be the guest of the Zagone family.

The following appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat with a photo-
graph of Dan. Mr. Dunaway works 40 hours per week-Ed.
Dan Dunaway is the new outdoor columnist of the Democrat.
The father of Vic Dunaway, widely acclaimed fishing columnist of
The Miami Herald, Dan knows the outdoors around the Big Bend
A life-long hunter, fisherman and "general outdoor addict," he
says he's kin by marriage "to most everyone in Leon, Jefferson and
Wakulla counties." Born in Canoe, Ala., in 1904, he moved to
Florida in 1919 and attended school at Munson, married Maggie
Belle Harris of Lloyd in 1926.
A former president of the Florida Federation of Post Office
Clerks, he retired in 1963 as superintendent of the finance branch of
the Panama Canal Zone Postal Service after 40 years as a clerk,
carrier and supervisor. He's a past National Council Chief of the
Lone Scouts, Boy Scouts of America.
Mrs. Pat Coakley, Grand Rapids, Mich., wrote the following-Ed.
Major James H. Coakley is stationed in Paris with the European
Combined Command. Rita, and the four children, Jimmie, Margaret,
Alice and Patricia are living in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Jim flew
home at Christmas time to spend the Holidays with his family. The
senior Coakleys Pat and Alice joined them to help celebrate
In June Rita flew to Paris to be with Jim. They spent three weeks
seeing and doing all the wonderful things Paris has to offer. Pat
and Alice babysat the children while Rita was in Paris.
Pat, Jr., and Genevieve drove up from Houston to spend the
Fourth of July with his parents, Rita and the children. Pat is on
the Staff of the Texas A & M University. He and Genevieve have
just finished building themselves a Lake House, on Lake Placid
near College Station.
Mr. Bob Provost, Fayetteville, Tenn. spent 22 years on the Zone.
He was graduated from Balboa High in 1938 and after some college
in the States went to work in 1940. He worked in the Supply Dept.,
on the Locks for SIP-7, then passed his apprentice exams and served
an apprenticeship as a steamfitter under Mr. Martin Nickel. He met
and married Mildred Marie Crawford, an anesthetist at Gorgas. The
Provosts have 3 children, Nia Jean, who just graduated from the
Sacred Heart Academy, Cullman, Ala., Robby Jr. age 12 and Rickey
age 8. His parents Lt. and Mrs. Eugene Provost, Jr., USN retired,
were long time residents of the Zone.

The following appeared in the Redstone Rocket-Ed.
Selection for inclusion in an issue of Who's Who represents a
highlight in the career of distinguished Americans and is a goal to
which many strive but relatively few are able to attain.
So it was with a great deal of pride that Robert G. Provost, of
the Management Science and Data Systems Office, received notifica-
tion recently that his name was being listed in the forthcoming
tenth edition of Who's Who in the West. The volume will be re-
leased in August.
An industrial engineer in the Management Operations Research
Division, Provost was nominated for inclusion in the edition while
employed at the Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu, Calif., where
he was a supervisory general engineer in the Plans and Programs
He came to Redstone on a functional transfer from the west
coast Naval installation two years ago.
Provost gained national recognition as an industrial engineer in
1962 as the originator of a graphical charting technique for the Air
Force. Called TOMAC (Top Management Chart), his system revolu-
tionized the setting of labor standards and has been adopted by
many Federal agencies and industrial concerns.
Born in Winooski, Vt., Provost received his early education in the
Canal Zone where his father worked as a Panama Canal employee.
He entered the Navy in 1940 and was on active duty in the Pacific
during the closing days of World War II. He was recalled to active
duty during the Korean Conflict during his final two years of
reserve duty.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from
Georgia Tech in 1954 and was granted a Master's degree in In-
dustrial Engineering from the same school in 1960. He graduated
in the top 25% of his class and was in the top 10% of his grad-
uation class.
He is a registered professional engineer (Ala.) and a member of
the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. While in college
he became a member of Alpha Pi Mu (industrial engineering hon-
orary), Phi Eta Sigma (freshman honorary) and Phi Sigma Kappa
Provost has authored a number of articles for professional pub-
lications and was the Director of Proceedings for the 10th Annual
Convention of the AIIE.
Virginia and Roy Reese are spending the summer at their cottage
in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. They drove north from
St. Petersburg to Indiana, where they visited the David M. Reeces

in Bloomington Then on to New Jersey to see daughter Royna
Thomas and family.
The Wells D. Wrights from St. Petersburg visited the Reeces in
New Hampshire in July and the two couples spent two days touring
Cape Cod.
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Maguire observed their Golden Wedding
Anniversary on June 29, 1966 at their home in Old Orchard Beach,
Maine, with a gala open house. Present for the occasion were
daughter Frances and husband Howard Begley from New York
City, son Jim with wife Sylvia and their two teen-age boys James
and Michael of the Canal Zone, and son Dick with wife Marcia and
2 year old daughter Lesley from Puerto Rico. Daughter Mary and
husband Harold Anderson of the Canal Zone were unable to be
present but talked with her parents by phone from Balboa during
the celebration. Grandson Howard Jim Begley (now a college
student) was in Florida and also missed the event.
Among 45 guests were their good friends and former Canal Zone
residents, Dick and Ruth Taylor, Tom and Mabel Jordan, and
Mary Manush.
Nell and Jim Maguire lived for many years in Balboa where Jim
was General Foreman with the Electrical Division. Jim retired in
1952 and since that time they have made their home in Maine,
returning to the Canal Zone each winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wright, St. Petersburg, Fla., were guests
of their son Dick, Hannover, Vt., during the summer.
Mrs. Eileen (Mickey) Brady has rented an apartment and is at
home to her many friends at Apt. B-18, 3215 Pinellas Point Drive
South, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mr. Harry E. King, Mechanicsburg, Pa. wrote the following
Dear Mrs. Lockridge:
As a comparatively recent member of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida, I want to extend my sincere appreciation for the very
fine 'job' you are doing as Editor. Every time I get the Record
I look thru it with great interest, altho I know very few of the
people mentioned, most of them I surmise, are not called "Old
Timers" or "Construction Day" employees. One feature of the
Record that is of particular interest are the photographs, par-
ticularly those of the officers, but there is one officer whose picture
I would like to see in the Record, and that is the Secretary-Treasurer,
Lucille (Butler) Judd. How about it? To my regret I did not get

to see her when my wife and I were in Florida some five or six
years ago, altho we did see Keith Kelley and Mrs. Selma Huff (So
sorry to hear of her illness) but seeing them used up all the limited
time we had, and we did not get to see Lucille, whom I remember
as a tow-headed girl, with pigtail braids, coming to the YMCA in
Empire with her Mother and Father. This request that you publish
her picture is the main reason for this letter.
Another reason. My wife and I (she is ill and in a hospital over
four years) have accumulated, over our married life of almost
sixty years, many mementos some of course during our stay in
Panama. As my wife will not be able to return to our home, I am
disposing this accumulation to any interested persons, some of course
by sale, but many things as gifts to anyone who will pay the postal
charges. (The enclosed clipping from a Garden Magazine and ex-
plains the situation pretty well). Among my Panama collection is
some bound volumes of the Canal Record, published by the Is-
thmian Canal Commission. Volumes 4, 5, 6, 7 and part of 8, covering
the period from August 31, 1910 to December 30, 1914; a bound
volume of "A Trip Panama Canal" by Avery & Garrison, pub-
lished in 1911, containing pictures of Colon, Cristobal, Gatun, Bas
Obispo and so on across the Isthmus. There is a number of other
items, SS lists, dance programs, and so on. The clipping mentioned
above brought over 700 inquiries, by telephone, telegram, letters
and cards from all over the United States and Canada and even
one from India. I expected, perhaps a half dozen and was over-
whelmed by the response. It has taken me over two years to write
to those people who sent postage and dispose of most of the books.
I am still sending them out and still getting letters. Probably half
of the inquiries were not answered as no postage was sent for a reply.
This is a good place to stop as I have probably taxed your
patience to the limit. Thanks for "listening".
Col and Mrs. Robert Molloy (Margaret Meigs) and baby daughter
Katherine, MacDill AFB. Tampa, Fla., drove to San Francisco,
where they sailed on the President Cleveland, on Aug. 18, for Bob's
new assignment at Fuchu Air Base Station, Tokyo, Japan.
Their daughter Barbara, who is attending the summer session at
the University of South Florida, flew to San Francisco and joined
them in time to catch the boat. Virginia will join them in Japan
Barbara, who is majoring in Theatre Arts, has had major roles
in "The Boy Friend". "Arms and the Man", and "Ernest in Love",
in the Summer Repertory Festival at the University.


As you all know we are meeting each month at the St. Peters-
burg Rod and Gun Club, 3601 9th Street South (Lake Maggiore).
We like this meeting place very much and the parking space is
wonderful. Do try to come to the meetings and enjoy a pleasant
time with the group.
We thought that the heavens had opened up at the June meeting,
but we all were so happy to see the rain that there were no com-
More and more folks are coming to Florida after retirement and
many are buying homes in this area, which makes us all very happy.
Friends are most valuable to every one of us.
Just a reminder when you send in your dues, and are a member
of the Blood Bank you may include both amounts, that is $4.00
for dues, and $2.00 for Blood Bank, on the same check, made
Many have not paid their dues for 1966 and I am sorry to say will
be dropped for non-payment that is they will NOT receive the
September Record. Following is the count of those who have not
Foreign 1 Georgia 2 New York 6
Canal Zone 16 Indiana 1 North Carolina 3
Alabama 2 Kansas 1 Ohio 2
Arizona 2 Louisiana 2 Oklahoma 1
Arkansas 1 Massachusetts 1 Pennsylvania 4
California 10 Michigan 1 Virginia 4
Colorado 2 Mississippi 2 West Virginia 1
D. C. 1 Missouri 2
Florida 21 New Jersey 2
Total 91
Of the above named, Florida has 19 members who have not paid
their Blood Bank dues.
The United States Post Office has issued an order that the ZIP
CODING of all Bulk mail, which carries your Records and Year
Book, is mandatory.
You are requested to mail us your ZIP CODE number at once, if
you have not done so previously. Look on the label on this Record
and see if it is there if not you will know that we do not have it on
your card.
There are 69 who have not sent them in this takes you very
little time and will be greatly appreciated We have been making

requests for some time Now if we do not receive it we can not
send your bulk mail in the future, as it will not be accepted by the
Post Office.
The Year Book goes to the Printer late in September in order
that you will receive it in time to use the changes of address for
your Christmas cards no changes can be made after the latter
part of October and no names can be added.
The 1967 Reunion will be held at the Soreno as usual DATES -
January 17 and 18, Tuesday and Wednesday. SAME RATES -
$12.00 plus 3% tax for double room and $8.00 plus 3% tax for a
single room both with bath. Please try and come you will
enjoy every minute of your stay. Best wishes to you all.
Lucille S. Judd

MAY 11, 1966

The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. by President Cecil
Banan who welcomed everyone and followed with the Pledge of
Allegiance to our Flag. Chaplain Ross Cunningham gave the in-
Visiting members, and others who have been absent for some time,
arose to acknowledge their introductions and the membership ap-
plause as they were introduced by Lyla Esler, "retired" Recording
Secretary, who was called upon to pinch-hit for this meeting. Those
welcomed were:
Margaret Peterson-absent for some time, attended with her family:
Tom and Barbara Peterson and 3 daughters, visiting Margaret
from the C. Z.
Harry and Jeanette (Jay) Cain, retired and presently staying in
Mrs. Mary Van Siclen, recently moved to St. Pete.
Donald and Edna Howerth, visiting in Tampa from Gamboa, C. Z.
Dr. Wm. M. Campbell, D.M.D--from Dunedin, practicing dentistry
Houston Esslinger, absent for a long time.
The Acting Recording Secretary, Lyla Esler, read the minutes
of the Meeting of April 13th, there being no omissions or corrections
noted the Minutes were accepted as read.
Our Legislative Representative, Buck Lockridge, explained the

computation for survivors annuity contained in the Ammendment
inserted under Sec. 507 to HR 14122 of the bill before Congress. He
stated nothing has been done about it to date but he hoped for good
news in the near future all of which will be in the June Record
under his Legislative Report.
President Benan stated he had received a letter from Mary Belle
Hicks tendering her resignation as Recording Secretary, which he
regretted very much having to read and accept. In this letter
which he read, Mary Belle stated (in part) that she had thoroughly
enjoyed serving the Society and would miss all of you very much.
She said she had unexpectedly been called to work at MacDill
Air Force Base where she has had an application on file for several
years. Pres. Banan said he was sorry to lose Mary Belle and wished
her the best of luck.
Mrs. Judd was called upon to read her correspondence and tell
of the many births, deaths and illnesses which have been reported
to her since the last meeting, that are always of interest to those
present most of which will appear in 1he September Record.
She first stated that Rosie Demers had called her from Tarpon
Springs just as she was leaving for the meeting to tell her she
wouldn't be able to make this meeting as she had bought a place
across the street from her present location for rental and that she
was working hard to prepare it and was too bushed to make the
100 mile round trip. A first report was that Abey Howard was in
the hospital but a second report came quickly to state he was out
again, not having to remain in the hospital which was good to
hear. Portions of a letter was read from the Kieswetters who are
having a good time visiting their daughter and family in Germany.
Lucille told the members how very interesting she found a letter,
which she felt privileged to read, that was written by Art and
Middie Wynne to the Eslers, telling of the horrible experiences
they suffered covering several days duration of the floods following
hurricane Betsy in New Orleans. She said she had told the Wynnes
al out reading it when she returned their 1966 dues card and then
read the recent note she had received from Art telling of their new
place, new furniture and of their starting out fresh again. Lucille
said Mrs. Persons is home from the hospital and would appreciate
calls and/or cards to help pep her up. It was reported that Mrs.
Mary .Gramlich had had a slight stroke but was now home from
the hospital. Mrs. Mae Webber reported the death of Herman Roos.
former Gatun Locks employee, on March 25th, at a hospital at Ft.
Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, while visiting their daughter. Mrs.
Roos will soon return to New Jersey. Lucille said she had recently

had an experience with someone trying to get blood on their own
and that it was absolutely imperative for her to sign a form ap-
proving the arrangements and she says if anyone needs blood to
PLEASE notify her and she will make the necessary arrangements.
President Banan told the members that Bill Grady, President of
the NARCE Chapt. in Lakeland, was appointed a delegate to attend
the National Convention of NARCE to be held in Jacksonville on
June 13, 14, 15, which would be entirely at his own expense. The Bill
on the increase to Survivors Annuity would be brought up and that
Mr. Grady would make a full report to the Society as to what tran-
spired at the Convention. He then recommended that the amount of
$30.00 be given Mr. Grady to help defray his expenses and a majority
of hands were raised in approval, so a check in this amount was
issued. Mr. Grady then told about the convention and said that both
he and wife Betsy were going to attend on their own.
President Banan read the report of the Auditors for the year
ending December 31, 1965, which they found to be in perfect order.
Lucille personally thanked the three Auditors, Nolan Bissell, H. F.
Paddock and Robt. Hicks for the excellent job done by them, stating
they were so quiet she hardly knew they were in the house.
The Amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws proposed by the
Executive Committee which simply adds the words to identify the
Society as NON-PROFIT was re-read by Pres. Benan, a vote was
requested from the membership who all raised their hands in
unanimous approval.
Unanimous approval was also given by the membership by a rais-
ing of hands for the purchase of an adding machine which was recom-
mended by the Auditors as needed very much by our Sec'y-Treas.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m. Mrs. Martin Nickel took
charge of serving the refreshments, assisted by Lee Trower. Dot
Dworak and Mrs. Charles Harrison and a social hour was enjoyed
by all.
Respectfully submitted by,
Lyla M. Esler, Acting Recording Sec'y

JUNE 8, 1966

The June 8, meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida was
called to order at 2:10 by the Vice-President, Mr. William L. How-
ard, who led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Chaplain
Ross Cunningham gave the Invocation. Alma's rapid approach

affected the attendance, but forty-six loyal members and visitors
were present one-third of normal attendance. Mr. Howard wel-
comed the visitors and members and asked the Recording Secretary
to introduce the visitors and members who had been absent at regular
meetings for some time. Those welcomed were:
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Stephens residents of Tallahassee since
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rabiteau new residents in St. Petersburg
(770 Preston Avenue S.) from Michigan.
Mary Fuller -- from Balboa, Canal Zone, visiting Mrs. George
Coleman and other old friends.
Marie Wolf welcomed back from a six-month visit to Gatun,
Canal Zone, where her daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. Al Pate),
Mr. Ralph H. Oliver St. Petersburg, Fla. absent for some
Vice-President Howard introduced to the members the new Re-
cording Secretary, Margaret Ward.
The Recording Secretary read the minutes of the May 11 meeting,
and they were approved as read.
Mrs. Lucille Judd, Secretary-Treasurer, proudly displayed her
new gavel, a gift made by Mr. Howard Dworak. Mr. Dworak also
made a gavel for President Banan.
Mrs. Judd informed the meeting that she had no news concerning
President Banan's condition. She reported that 1,897 members had
paid their 1966 dues; 133 at the current date had not paid but many
were expected to do so. There were eleven new members in May.
Mrs. Judd then read miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to
illnesses, births, deaths, and general correspondence of interest to
the Society. Many informative notes were thoughtfully enclosed
by members when paying dues. Details from the above correspon-
rence will appear in the September issue of the Record.
Mr. Buck Lockridge, Legislative Representative, reported that
there was nothing definite at this time on Bill HR 2376 which would
provide increases in the Canal Construction Service Annuity Act of
May 29, 1944. The Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee
had reported on Bill HR 14122 but had deleted from the bill Section
507 as passed by the House and substituted a provision to increase
by 10% the survivor annuities of spouses of former employees who
died or retired prior to October 11, 1962. If passed by the Senate,
the Bill will then be sent to a conference committee. The base
month for figuring annuity increases on cost of living was March.
1965 with 110.2 as an index. As of April, 1966, this had risen to 112.5.

When it reaches 113.6 and holds for three months annuity increases
are mandatory under the present law.
As there was no unfinished or new business, the meeting was ad-
journed at 3 p.m. Doughnuts and coffee were served and enjoyed
by all.

JULY 13, 1966

President Banan called the July 13 meeting to order at 2:30 p.m.
- after a thirty minute delay due to a cloudburst which detained
Mrs. Lucille Judd. After President Banan led the Society in the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, an appropriate Prayer for Peace
was given by acting Chaplain, Dewey Goodwin. The approximately
138 members and visitors attending, the meeting were cordially
welcomed by President Banan. The Recording Secretary introduced
the following visitors and some members who had not been in at-
tendance for some time:
Mr. Barton P. Scott retired from Balboa, Canal Zone and re-
siding at 230 49th Street North, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Nancy Shedlock from New Jersey, visiting with her grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shedlock of St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Dal Heilman residing at Altamonte Springs,
Florida since retirement.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Perry residing at Daytona Beach, Florida
since retirement.
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Gribbons temporarily residing on
Snell Isle, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Leora Walling absent for some time from meetings.
Ruth Nielson residing in Tampa.
Jimmy Cullins visiting in St. Petersburg from Clearwater.
Edna Kovel daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins, Panama Canal
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Barca and Baby Margarita, Canal Zone,
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barca, Sr., St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hollowell Canal Zone, visiting Mrs. Phyllis
Crook and Mr. and Mrs. W. Hersh of St. Petersburg.
Mr. Leonard Landers visiting in St. Petersburg from Calif.
Normal procedure of Committee Reports was changed as Mrs.
Judd was delayed until 2:40 with heavy rains and high water.
Mr. Buck Lockridge, Legislative Representative, reported the
Fringe Bill was awaiting the President's signature. A complete

summary of pending legislation will appear in his report in the
September RECORD.
Mr. Bill Brady, President of the NARCE Chapter in Lakeland,
reported on the National Convention held in Jacksonville June 13-15
inclusive. He again emphasized the tremendous benefits retirees
had already received through the diligent efforts of NARCE -
benefits which apply to all. Unfortunately, only about 15% of
retirees belong to that organization. The nominal membership fee
of $3.50 per year is very small in comparison to what NARCE has
already done and for the many benefits they continue to work for.
The Recording Secretary read the minutes of the June 8 meeting,
and they were approved as read.
Mrs. Judd then related details of her circuitous route, trying
first one street and then another to avoid the high water in her
determined effort to attend the meeting. She reported six new
members, making a total of 1,942 members currently paid up. Al-
though one hundred have not as yet paid, the original figure for un-
paid dues was five hundred and twenty.
Mrs. Judd stated that Mrs. Esler had reported that all extra Canal
Zone calendars were quickly depleted. She then read numerous an-
nouncements of interest pertaining to weddings, birthdays, anni-
versaries as well as miscellaneous information. Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Kozak and the Sam Deavers (50th) will celebrate anniversaries soon.
Members having had recent birthdays included the following: Lucille
Judd, Eva Cole, Shep Shreves, Dewey Goodman, Anna Bartlett,
Alice Dolan and Mrs. Macon Turner. Just before adjournment Pres-
ident Banan led in singing Happy Birthday. Other correspondence,
which Mrs. Judd read, told of changing addresses of some old re-
tirees and new address of some recently retired. The Secretary-
Treasurer reported on many illnesses.
Mrs. Judd stated that she had received a letter from Raymond,
James & Associates, Inc., asking permission to address the Panama
Canal Society of Florida. There was no discussion.
The Desert Inn of Daytona Beach, Florida, invited the Society to
hold the 1967 Reunion there, but the Reunion will, as usual, be
held in St. Petersburg.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m. The refreshment com-
mittee, Mrs. John Hower, Mrs. Martin Nickel, and Mrs. Lee Trower,
served coffee and doughnuts which were enjoyed by all.
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret M. Ward
Recording Secretary


Hardy Harris Alexander, 82, of 220 Luther Drive, died March 15,
A San Antonio area resident for 24 years, he was a member of
Travis Park Methodist Church. Alexander had been one of the
construction engineers on the Panama Cansl project in 1913.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Alexander; three sisters,
and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Max C. Franklin died March 16, 1966, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Mr. Franklin was born January 29, 1908 in Leipsic, Ohio. He was
a shop teacher for the C. Z. schools between 1936 and 1942. Later
he worked for Martin Aircraft. Mr. Franklin was employed by
Hughes Air Craft at the time of his death. Survivors are his wife
Florine, a daughter, a son and 2 grandchildren.
Mrs. Lova Burgess, widow of the late L. O. Burgess, died January
26 in Wellston, Ohio. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Elsie
Greenwood of Wellston, who now makes her home with her sister,
Mrs. William E. Burwell, 216 North Ohio Ave., Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Gilbert O'Sullivan, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O'Sullivan of Bal-
boa, died suddenly on July 10, 1966 in Palo Alto, Calif., according to
word received by his parents.
A graduate of Canal Zone schools, he continued his education
in Florida and had been employed in California for the past several
Mr. O'Sullivan is survived by an infant daughter, Tami Lu, who
has been with her grand parents in Balboa since the death of her
mother in a traffic accident last August. In addition to his daughter
and parents, he also leaves a brother, Paul, of Balboa.
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Romigh, 94 years of age, of 169-A, Gamboa, the
oldest United States citizen in the Canal Zone, died July 1, 1966 at
Gorgas Hospital.
Mrs. Romigh had made her home, since 1946 with her son, Earl
V. Romigh, Administrative Assistant in the Dredging Div., Gamboa.
Mrs. Romigh was born December 27, 1871 in Economy Township,
Pa. She was graduated from Piersol Academy, Bridgewater, Pa., and
taught school for several years in Economy Township, Pa.
She is survived in her family by five sons: Laird J. Dunlap of
Canton, Ohio; Earl V. Romigh of Gamboa; Irwin S. Romigh of
Conway, Pa.; Quentin L. Romigh of Louisville, Ohio; and Kenneth
W. Romigh of Homeworth, Ohio. By three daughters: Mrs. Elov J.

White of Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Margaret E. Warner of Canton,
Ohio and Mrs. Gwendolyn M. Carley of Charlerio, Pa. By 21 grand-
children and 42 great grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted by the Rev. Byron E. Reihart
in the Gamboa Union Church.
Funeral services were conducted at the Jack L. Gross funeral
home, Freedom, Pa. Interment followed in Oak Grove cemetery.
Freedom, Pa.
Dr. Herbert L. Phillips, who was District Physician at Pedro
Miguel when he retired from Panama Canal service in June, 1953,
died April 16 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Phillips was born in Yantley, Alabama, July 24, 1893. He
received his M. D. degree from Vanderbilt University, served his
internship at Baptist Hospital, Houston, Texas, and later did ad-
ditional special work in public health at Johns Hopkins University.
He served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps with the AEF in
France during World War I, then was employed as camp physician
at Wilson Dam, Florence, Alabama, and by the Tennessee Depart-
ment of Health.
Dr. Phillips joined the Panama Canal organization Aug. 6, 1924,
served briefly at the Pedro Miguel Dispensary and then was trans-
ferred to the Quarantine Service at Cristobal where he served until
1942 when he entered on active duty with the U. S. Army assigned
to the Canal. He was transferred to the Balboa Quarantine and Im-
migration Station as Chief of Boarding Parties.
In May 1947 he was relieved from active Army duty as a Lieu-
tenant Colonel, but remained in the quarantine service. He became
Dispensary Physician at Pedro Miguel in October 1948 and contin-
ued in that position until his retirement after 24 years Canal service.
In his family he is survived by his wife in Memphis, Tenn., two
daughters, Kathleen, wife of Eugene Fisher, formerly assistant
district attorney in the Canal Zone, and Mary Jane, wife of Dr.
Robert Henderson of Boulder, Colo.; and by two sons, Roy Phillips,
who was with the Locks Division, and Dr. James Phillips of Knox-
ville, Tennessee.
George H. Neal, 56 years of age, died at his home, 741-B, Enter-
prise Place, Balboa. He had retired from Canal service last Feb-
ruary, on disability.
He went to the Panama Canal in August 1946 and was employed in
the Industrial Bureau. Two years ago he transferred to the Supply
and Community Service Bureau, where he was a leader office ma-
chine repairman

He is survived by his widow Sally, of Balboa; by one half-brother,
Charles Bippus of Irvington, N. J.; and by two sisters, Mrs. Jean
Dixon and Mrs. Evelyn Hollowell, both of Belville, N. J.

Miss Jean Dobie, a retired Panama Canal Health Bureau nurse
whose service began in construction days, died at her home in
Miss Dobie, who would have been 90 years of age September 5, was
a great bridge player and still enjoyed a bridge game once a week
with old friends.
She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and had trained for nursing
in a hospital in Philadelphia.
Her Panama Canal employment as a nurse began March 18, 1910.
She worked as a nurse in the old Ancon Hospital during Construc-
tion Days and then was on the staff of the old Colon Hospital. She
retired on disability July 31, 1931.

Dr. Frank A. Raymond, distinguished Isthmian surgeon and gyn-
ecologist and one of the most prominent members of the North Amer-
ican colony in Panama, died suddenly May 7, 1966. He was 63
years old.
He suffered an apparent heart attack while walking with a friend
along Tivoli Avenue on his way to "J" Street to buy lottery tickets,
and was rushed to Gorgas Hospital. He was pronounced dead about
an hour later at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Raymond had just parked his automobile opposite La Mascota.
With him was Walter Eder, of Bogota, Colombia, an old-time per-
sonal friend. Eder told friends he saw Dr. Raymond falling back-
wards and held him.
Dr. Raymond had planned to travel to New Hampshire to attend
funeral services for his mother-in-law.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Arlene Raymond; a brother,
Anthony Raymond, of New York City; a nephew, Frank J. Ray-
mond, of Diablo Heights; a niece, Mrs. E. A. Bierbaum, of La Boca;
and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary B. Raymond of Diablo Heights.
Dr. Raymond was born January 1, 1903 in New York, but went to
the Isthmus at the age of three. He was raised on the Atlantic Side
and attended Cristobal High School. He received his degree in
medicine at Columbia University in 1928 and served as an intern in
Gorgas Hospital.
In 1929, he left Gorgas Hospital and joined the team of North
American doctors who founded the Herrick Clinic and the Panama
Hospital (which closed recently).

He was on the staff of the Herrick Clinic and Panama Hospital
until 1951, when he founded the Raymond Clinic now located in
El Cangrejo.
For his distinguished services in the field of medicine, the Pa-
ni'manian government awarded Dr. Raymond the Order of Vasco
Nunez de Balboa, in the rank of Commander, in June, 1963.
Dr. Raymond was a member of the National Medical Association
of Panama, the Panamanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
the Medial Association of the Isthmian Canal Zone, the American
College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.
The National Medical Association issued a resolution of condolence
immediately after news of Dr. Raymond's sudden death became
The funeral cortege formed at Cristo Rey Church, Justo Arose-
mena Avenue and 37th Street, immediately after the service to start
for Mount Hope Cemetery, where Dr. Raymond's parents are buried.
The cortege entered the Canal Zone at Frangipani Street and was
escorted by Canal Zone Police to the boundary line on the Trans-
Isthmian Highway. There was a graveside service at 1 p.m. at
Mount Hope Cementery

Norbert H. McCauley, budget analyst in the Panama C:m~il's
Budget and Rates Division, Balboa Heights, who resided at 790-B
Tavernilla Street, Balboa, died May 2, 1966 at Gorgas Hospital
where he had been a patient since April 20.
Mr. McCauley was born in Oklahoma 48 years ago.
He went to the isthmus while in U. S. Army service, in 1939. After
receiving an honorable discharge in March 1941. he was employed
in the Payroll Branch of the Panama Canal's Accounting Division.
He held the position of examiner for a number of years, and April
11, 1954, transferred to the Budget and Rates Division as budget
He is survived by his widow, Margaret; four children, Michael.
Shelia, Dennis and Margie McCauley of Balboa; his mother, Mrs.
Agnes McCauley of Terre Haute, Ind.; three brothers, Kenneth, of
the Society of Jesus, John and Lester of Terre Haute, Ind.; and
one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Saunders of Chicago.
Mr. McCauley was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of Panama
Canal Zone Lodge No. 1414, Benevolent and Protective Order of

Joseph G. Weber of Diablo, who had been making his home on the
Isthmus for a number of years, died in a Panama Hospital.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Dee of Diablo; a
brother, William Weber of Swampscott, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs.
Alice Deswcers of Woonsocket, R. I.
Mrs. Margaret Lowande, who made her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Gladys B. Baldwin of Ancon, died at Gorgas Hospital, April
24, 1966.
Mrs. Lowande is survived in her family by two daughters, Mrs.
Gladys B. Baldwin of Ancon and Mrs. Marion C. Thompson of
Balboa; by one son, Bernard Edward Lowande of Balboa Heights;
and by several grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She went to the Isthmus in 1915 to join her husband who had
gone the previous year and was employed at the Panama Rail'oad
Coaling Station.
Mrs. Rebe LaRue, 65, widow of the late John F. LaRue, who had
been making her home with her daughter, Carolyn Christoph in
Margarita, died suddenly April 20, 1966 at Coco Solo Hospital.
Mrs. LaRue was born in New Castle, Pa. She went to the Canal
Zone with her husband John F. LaRue, in 1940. He was employed
by the Panama Canal Maintenance Division and died in 1955.
She is survived by one son, John F. LaRne, Jr., of Houston Texas;
one daughter, Carolyn Christoph, a nurse at Coco Solo Hospital;
by two grandsons, Harry, who is attending college in Houston, Tex.,
and LaRue Christoph, who is in the U.S. Navy and stationed in the
Canal Zone.
Mrs. Susan Rinehart, wife of Roy L. Rinehart, employee of the
Industrial Division in Cristobal, died at Coco Solo Hospital April 9,
1966 following a long illness.
A native of New York, Mrs. Rinehart went to the Isthmus with
her husband in 1942 and had been making her home in Margarita.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Lester Rine-
hart, an employee of the Industrial Division in Balboa, and several
Canal Zone Police Sergeant Morton LeRoy LeVee of Balboa died
April 19, 1966 at Gorgas Hospital. He has served continuously with
the Canal Zone Police, mostly in the Balboa District, from July 6,
1937 to December 31, 1965, when he was retired but was reemployed
Police Sergeant LeVee was born in Baltimore, Md., October 14,
1911. He was promoted to sergeant Sept. 1, 1955.
He is survived in his family by his wife, Fernie of Balboa, and by
two sons, Morton Frederick and Richard John, also of Balboa.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,
Panama Canal Zone Lodge No. 1414; a member of Canal Zone Lodge,
A. F. and A. M., Ancon; and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies
of Balboa.
Sgt. LeVee was an active fisherman and took an active interest
in sports.

Fred Anderson, age 76, of 1098 N. Garfield Ave. died June 18, 1966
at Halifax District Hospital, Daytona Beach, where he had been a
patient for two days.
Born Nov. 1, 1889, in Florence, Kansas, he had been a resident of
DeLand for four years. He was a retired Panama Canal lockmaster.
and has been a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM 100 in Ports-
mouth, Va., for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna F. Anderson of DeLand, Fla.

Harry Frazer Sedwick, 81, formerly of 1904 N. Van Buren St.,
died May 5, 1966 in Mount Vernon, Mo. after several months illness.
A native of Augusta, Kan., Mr. Sedwick graduated from the Uni-
versity of Missouri in 1908. He worked in Panama for the Isthmian
Canal Commission, Panama Canal Zone, during the construction of
the Panama Canal.
After the completion of the canal, he moved to Wilmington where
he worked for the DuPont Co. He retired in 1950 after 33 years of
service with the company.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wil-
mington, St. John's Commandery 1 and the Delaware Archaeological
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Vincent Sedwick; two sons,
Robert V. Sedwick of San Francisco, Calif., and John W. Sedwick of
New York City; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Claude W.
Blakey of Mount Vernon, Mo.

Leslie A. Beauchamp of Qtrs. 6324 Los Rios, who was retired from
Panama Canal service last December and rehired temporarily died
April 24, 1966 at Gorgas Hospital. He was employed as leader fore-
man refrigeration in the Maintenance Division and had over 30
year's Panama Canal service.
He was born in Arizona on December 10, 1906.
His Panama Canal service began in the Commissary Division,
February 15, 1953. He transferred to the Maintenance Division of
the Engineering and Construction Bureau where he was employed
at the time of his death.

In his family he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Beauchamp
of Los Rios; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Shutter of Miami, Fla.: three
grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Nelly May Pence of El Paso, Tex.

Joseph Earle Sandiford, Sr., 66, a postman in the Panama Canal
Zone for 28 years before retirement died May 23, 1966 in a hospital
after a long illness. He was a native of Savannah and had lived in
Jacksonville, Fla., since 1956.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jean B. Sandiford; his mother,
Mrs. Lessie Marie Sandiford of West Hollywood; four sons, Joseph
Earle Sandiford, Jr. of San Diego, Calif., Richard S. Sandiford of
Jacksonville, N. C., and Joseph Patrick Sandiford and Michael
Sandiford of Jacksonville, a sister, Mrs. F. A. Crawford of West
Hollywood, and two grandchildren.

Walter Crouch, Panama Canal construction day employee, a
Roosevelt Medal holder and a well known resident of the Isthmus,
died in Gorgas Hospital May 17, 1966 at the age of 82.
Mr. Crouch, who had lived in Panama continuously since 1924, was
born in Berkley County, West Virginia. He went to the Canal Zone
in 1907 and worked for the Isthmian Canal Commission and the
Panama Canal as a railroad engineer until 1924 when he returned
to West Virginia.
He went back to the Canal Zone in 1924 and was employed by the
former Panama Railroad Division until his retirement in October
1945. After retirement, he went to Chiriqui Province in Pamana and
became one of the pioneers in developing the country near El Volcan.
Since 1958 he has been living in Santa Clara and in Balboa with his
son, Harlan Crouch an employee of the Communications Branch.
Mr. Crouch was an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist and was
interested in Panama Indian culture.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hilda Green Crouch of Balboa; two
sons, Harlan of Balboa, and Walter G. of Blythesville, Arkansas;
two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Sanders of Margarita, and Mrs. Lois
Reeder of La Habea, California. He also is survived by 2 grand-
children and four great grandchildren.

Herschel Gandy of 10225 North 29th Street Tampa, Fla., who re-
tired from Panama Canal service September 1963 as Administrative
Services Assistant, Maintenance Division, died in a Tampa hospital.
He had suffered a heart attack.
Mr. Gandy, who was born December 28, 1903, in Milville, N. J.,
went to the Isthmus while in the U. S. military service.

Following an honorable discharge, he entered Canal service on
November 16, 1939, as a clerk, general, in the Supply Division. He
was transferred December 1, 1940, to the Building Division as a
principal clerk. On April 3, 1946, he was promoted to Administrative
Assistant. He transferred to the Maintenance Division on January
1, 1953, and was Administrative Services Assistant at the time of
his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angela Gandy; one daughter, Mrs.
Ruth Lance, wife of Francis Lance of Cheboygan, Mich., one son,
Roy Gandy of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren of Cheboygan, Mich.

George Phillip Herring, 75, of 110 South Newport, died May 6,
1966 in a Tamp'a hospital. A native of Rochester, N. Y., he had re-
sided in Tampa for 15 years. He was a member of the Panama Canal
Society of St. Petersburg, and International Association of Machin-
ists, Lodge No. 811. He is survived by four sons, John J. Herring,
Miami; George J. Herring, Panama Canal Zone; Paul E. Herring,
Philadelphia, and Thomas M. Herring, with the Merchant Marine;
two daughters, Mrs. Marie F. Vrecenak, West New York., N. J.;
and Mrs. V. Theresa Romano, Philadelphia, and 22 grandchildren.

Clarence E. Van Fleet, 85, of 918 45th St. N., passed away June 7,
1966. Born in Hillsboro, N. J., he came here 22 years ago from the
Panama Canal Zone, where he was employed as a store keeper for
the U.S. government. A Protestant, he was a member of the North-
side Lodge 283, F &AM, the Abou Saad Shrine Temple, Panama
Canal Zone and the Panama Canal Society of Florida. Survivors in-
clude his wife, Olive M. Van Fleet.
Henry G. Marcy of 7121 N. W. 19th Court, Hollywood, Fla., died
suddenly Jan. 15, 1966. Cremation followed services and remains
shipped to Savannah, Georgia for burial. No other details avail-
able Ed.
Edward Clear Bigelow, born in Washington, D. C.. August 29,
1894, passed away April 30, 1966. He is survived by his wife, Viola
Bewley Bigelow, a daughter Dorothy, a daughter Betty Ann of
New York and a sister Anna Bigelow of Washington, D. C.
He worked for the Panama Canal during construction days and
continued on with the Panama Canal for 35 years, 8 months, 24/2
He was a member of Canal Zone Lodge AF&AM, Abou Saad
Temple and the Knight Templars. His funeral service was officiated
by the Masons of Memorial Lodge No. 27 of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Herbert R. Hoffner, 2826 Cullen Lake Shore Drive, Orlando,
died Thursday, June 23, 1966. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he came to
Orlando 18 years ago. A member of the Christian Science faith.
He was a retired Finance Supervisor with the U.S. Government. He
was a 33rd degree Mason, and a member of the Bahia Shrine Temple
of Orlando, and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a U.S. Army
veteran. He is survived by his wife, Margaret E., and by a nephew,
Mr. Harry Burroughs of Orlando. Carey Hand Funeral Home, 32-36
West Pine St., Orlando, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Caroline C. Reynolds, 79, 1524 Cleveland St., died May 15,
1966 at a local nursing home.
Born in Connecticut, she moved here in 1940 from the Panama
Canal Zone. She was a member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church and
P. C. Society.
Survivors include one son, Vincent William Reynolds, Chester]and,
Ohio; three grand children; two brothers, Henry Pallacek and
Charles Pallacek both of Bronx, N. Y.
Leslie V. Rankin, age 80, of 6540 83rd Ave. N., passed away Sun-
day, June 5, 1966. He was a native of Wells, Maine and lived here
ten years from Balboa Canal Zone. Funeral services were held at
the Osgood Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 8, at 2:00 p.m. with the
Reverend Father Emmett Smith officiating. Interment was at a
later date.
Hermanus Kleefkens, 78, 3017 E. Waters Ave., Tampa, died Sun-
day, June 19, 1966. Arrangements by Jennings Funeral Home,
Ray G. Pruner, 83, died in the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, on May 5, 1966.
He was a long time resident of the Zone, having gone there first
as a musician with the 33rd Infantry Army Band and was stationed
in Gatun.
When his tour of enlistment was up he returned to the States with
the Band and was discharged. He returned to the Zone immediately
and was appointed to a position in the Commissary Supply Depart-
ment. Later he was promoted to manager of Cristobal Commissary
which position he held until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, two sisters and two brothers.
Sent in by Fred K. Pruner, Altadena, Calif.-Ed.
Capt. H.. J. Milliken, who suffered a heart attack followed by a
severe stroke died one month later on June 1st, 1966, Marion Station,

Pa. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and daughter, Dr. Mar-
garet Milliken. No other details available.
Capt. Theodore Thompson, San Jose, Costa Rica, died in the
Hospital Clinica Biblica, July 3, 1966. Capt. Thompson fought in
5 wars; the two world wars; the Boxer Rebellion in China; the
Spanish American War and the Liberation of the Philippines in the
latter 18 hundreds. Services were held at the Methodist Church with
his Costa Rican 33rd degree Masons as pall bearers. At graveside
The American Legion Post held Military services. The casket was
draped with the U. S. flag, a gift of the U. S. Air Force in Costa
Rica. He was a very active Mason and was the Supreme Commander
of the 33rd degree Supreme Council in Costa Rica. He was also a
member of Coral Chapter, No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star, Gatun,
C. Z. He is survived by his wife, in San Jose and a daughter Mrs.
Peggy Smith. Margarita, C. Z.
Mr. Carl Schjeveland, died April 22 in Orlando, Fla. No other
details available.
Mrs. H. J. Rice, Belmont, Ohio sent in the following information
on her mother's death.
As my mother has passed on, thought you might want to get a
notice of her death in the Canal Record. She and my father spent
several years on the Isthmus during the building of the Canal. I and
a brother and sister were born there. We all returned to the States
in 1914. My father was John I. Major. My mother's name was Eva.
Their children names were Marguerite, Nicholas and Juanita An-
con, born in the Ancon hospital is how she acquired part of her
name. My mother was nearing her 90th year. She fell and broke
her hip nearly three years ago and had never walked. I cared for
her the past two years in my home. Should any one have known her,
would be most welcome to get in touch.
Mrs. Haradon J. Rice (Marguerite)
Mrs. Eva Mary Major, 89, resident of Belmont County for 52
years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Haradon Rice at
She was born June 24, 1876, in Victor, Iowa. Mrs. Major was a
member of the Barnesville United Presbyterian Church and Order
of Eastern Star. Her husband John I. Major died in 1922.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Rice of Belmont
and Mrs. Juanita Frizzell of Barnesville; one son, Nicholas Major of
Barnesville; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Mr. Harry A. Thompson died in the Mission Memorial hospital,
Asheville, N. C. following surgery. He lived for many years in
Cristobal, C. Z., until his retirement several years ago to Ashe-
ville. Surviving is his wife, Ethel. No other details available.

Mrs. Elmer F. Orr (Olive), 79, died in Gorgas Hospital July 27,
1966. She and her husband who died some years ago in Calif. went
to the Canal Zone in 1907 during construction days, and with the
exception of a few years spent in Calif. after her husband's retire-
ment, she lived most of the time on the Pacific Side. At the time
of her death she was residing with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell J. Jones in La Boca, C. Z.
She is survived by her daughter, Nita Jones, two sons Elmer and
Earl Orr residing on the Zone, six grand children and five great
Mrs. Barbara Troup Alexander, 34, died July 4, 1966. She was born
in Panama, attended Cristobal High school and later finished Nurses
training in Chicago, Ill. Survivors are her husband James W., Sr.
and three sons James W., Jr., and Mark F., 5100 Emerson Ave. So.,
Minneapolis, Minn. and by her parents Capt. and Mrs. Arthur J.
Troup, Tucson, Ariz., and by a brother Arthur J. Troup, Jr.

Marie McNeff Dobson, 66, died after a short illness at St. Mary's
Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 24, 1966. She retired in
1962 as Directress of nurses at Corozal Hospital, Canal Zone. Her
service there was preceded by several years in nursing service at
Gorgas Hospital. She is survived by her husband Wm. E. Dobson,
who resides in Tarpon Lakeview Trailer Park, Palm Harbor, Fla.,
and members of her family in Grand Rapids.


Our picnic at Brookside Park, in Pasadena, on 12 June was quite
well attended. The day was clear and warm and a good day for
the members and friends to bring their families for an outing. There
were over a hundred who turned out, and it is always a joy to see
so many old friends. Our next picnic will be at the same place on
9 October, and hope to see some of those who missed this one. Also
any Canal Zone folk from around the country who are in this area
then, please come. Everybody has a good time visiting.
Recent visitors to Florida from California included Louis and

Jessie Hauss who spent four months visiting their daughter Hertha
in Orlando, who has been in the hospital. She is now feeling much
better and is well on the way to recovery. We hope her troubles
are over.
The Harvey A. McConaugheys write that they have sold their
home in Oakland Hills and have moved to 170 Perkins Street,
Apartment 101, also in Oakland.
Mrs. Anna Tonneson of Los Angeles made a short trip to New
Jersey to attend the wedding of her grandadughter Cheryl in May.
Cheryl is the daughter of Edward and Agnes (Tonneson) Jambel.
Russell and Bernice Hileman of Palmdale extend an open invita-
tion to all Panama Canal folks, whether they know them or not,
to stop by their place of business "Charlene's Cafe" and Foster
Freeze, at 38611 N. Sierra Highway in the heart of Palmdale. They
have enjoyed seeing a number of Zonites and just recently saw
Charlie Boyes, former painter and maintenance foreman in the
Cristobal-Gatun district and also Bob Strauss from the Locks Div.
Their daughter Patricia (Hileman) Lohr. her husband and child
from Johnstown, Pa., spent several weeks visiting them in No-
vember 1965. Their son Gregg Hileman, aged 9, is becoming quite an
accomplished organist.
The J. M. Lynch family have been busy in the world of art recent-
ly. They have entered art shows as a family Dr. Lynch with his
colored photography while Niel, their son, who just graduated from
the University of San Diego, exhibited his black and white variety
along with welded metal sculpture. Della Lynch showed oils and
won two poetry awards from the California Federation of Chaparral
Poets, one a State and the other a chapter award.
Peter and Geneva Shrapnel wrote from Connecticut that they were
enjoying a visit in Groton with their daughter and family, a 4-year
old and twins, 21A years old.
A note from Mrs. Lina Kelly her husband, Raymond, who has
been ill for two years, is improving slowly and we certainly hope
he will get back on the road to good health soon.
On 9 May Mrs. Grace Naylor returned from an interesting trip to
Europe where she spent a month visiting France, England, Portugal.
Spain and Morocco. She went by jet with the Sierra Crest Flying
Club, leaving the group in Barcelona to fly to Paris where she spent
several days with CWO George D. Poole, Jr. and his wife Frances.
George is with SHAPE Headquarters in Paris. He is the son of
George D. Poole, formerly Electrical Supervisor on Gatun Locks.
His wife Christeen, passed away about three years ago in Schenec-
tady, N. Y. and he is now making his home with George and Frances

in Paris. He asked to be remembered to all his old Canal Zone
If everything went according to plans, Mrs. Jenny A. Mundberg
has gone to Denmark and Norway for a trip. She is also looking
forward to visiting friends in the east on her return in the fall.
Her son and his wife had a nice visit with her just recently in
Santa Barbara.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Benthall, whose mailing address is Lynn,
Indiana, can be found almost anywhere in the United States, enjoy-
ing trailer travel. They recently visited the Al Turners, and Arthur
Troup in Tucson, Arizona, and saw the Maxwell T. Smiths in
Phoenix. Early in June they arrived in Southern California -
parked their trailer near the location of Tom and Ann Brennan.
They attended the picnic with the Brennan's. They enjoyed seeing
many old friends during their stay in California, among whom were
the Marion French's in Long Beach, and Miriam McDaid of Seal
Beach Leisure Word. The Benthall's will travel to San Jose, and
other northern California cities before heading east again.
Ferne Horine Dabill, now living in Texas, was a guest of her
mother, Mrs. Esther Horine at Leisure World, Seal Beach, during
the summer. Esther may go to Texas with her daughter later in the
Mrs. Grace Argo Allen of High Point, North Carolina, received
her Master of Education degree from the University of North
Carolina. Grace, daughter of Emmett and Adele Argo of Laguna
Hills Leisure World, was born and raised on the Zone, graduated
from Cristobal High School. She and her 12-week old daughter
were recent visitors in California with her parents.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Clay of Long Beach are enjoying trailer
travel recently they drove up to Seattle to visit their daughter
and on the way back they had a nice trip through Yellowstone and
Grand Teton National Parks.
Mrs. Ethel Cooper writes that she is due to have another operation
for removing a cataract from her eye. Her son, Hal was in Europe
in June on a business trip.
Mrs. Eva Hammer has moved from Arkansas to 455 Hobbs Lane,
Santa Maria, California, 93454, and is living next door to her
Bryne and Armella Hutchings have left California to live in
Florida, and their temporary address, until their own home is
ready, in September, is 2501 N. Ocean Blvd., Hillsboro Inlet Apart-
ments, No. 5, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33062.
Grace G. Woodard writes that her sister Chloe R. Ford, had a

bad fall on 13 September 1965 breaking her left hip, shoulder and
elbow. She was in the hospital for several weeks and then in a
rest home until 23 March, but is now at home with Grace. We hope
she is feeling better and on the way to recovery. Three of Chloe's
grandsons graduated from High School in June and all plan on
entering colleges. One of the boys, Robert W. Ford will be attending
the University of Illinois, continuing his music education.
Congratulations to Mr. LeRoy Smith, father of our president,
David L. Smith, who just celebrated on 1 July 1966, his 30th year
of retirement. It must be some sort of record to have enjoyed so
many years of retirement. May you have many more. He makes his
home with David in Los Angeles, and has been active in our society.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Barr (Jo Ann Underwood) and two children,
Maridel and Lisa arrived on 9 June for a few weeks visit with her
folks, the W. Van Underwoods. We were so happy to welcome them
to our picnic.
Ewing and Jane Journey are planning an auto trip to Poulsbo,
Washington, in their new 1966 Ford Falcon Sport Coupe, and will
visit at the home of Ewing's son Bud Journey and his wife, Harriet
(a former teacher in the Canal Zone) and three grandchildren,
Hayes, Andy and Molly. It will be a good reunion. Bonnie Davis
Dolan and Ed Vincent Dolan presented Ewing with a great grand-
son early in the year, Eddie Vincent, Jr. in the Canal Zone.
Mary Hall, mother of Jane Journey and Norine Kaufer, is doing
just fine and enjoying good health in Oakview Convalescent, 9166
Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, Tujunga, California. She will be 85
in August and would welcome a card from any of her friends from
Panama Hospital or elsewhere who remember her from the Zone.
We were deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Dr. Frank
Raymond in Panama recently. He was so well known and so loved
by all. Many Canal Zone and Panama friends alike, will miss him.
Our sympathies go to his wife and family.
We just received a clipping from Miami, Arizona, telling of an
honor bestowed on Dr. Nelson Brayton, Miami's oldest physician.
He was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Miami Lions
Club. Dr. Brayton, 88, who first practiced medicine in 1899 in
Indianapolis received the award at an annual banquet attended by
several hundred residents and long-time friends, many of whom were
among the 3500 babies Dr. Brayton delivered in his 60 years of med-
ical practice. A specialist in dermatology, the venerable physician
served in Panama during the construction of the Panama Canal and
was decorated by President William Howard Taft "for meritorious

medical research during construction of the Panama Canal". Con-
gratulations, Dr. Brayton.
A cheerful note from Agnes Vennard she has sold her home
and moved into an apartment near the hospital where she works as
a consultant dietitian. Her new address is 14155 Magnolia Blvd.
No. 29, Sherman Oaks, California, 91403. She is enjoying apartment
Word has just been received of the death of Mrs. Myrtle M. Luce
in San Fernando, California, on 7 July 1966. She and her husband,
Robert lived in Glendale.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl E. Winquist (brother of Virginia Seiler) are
flying to the Canal Zone on 16 July to visit his brother George
Winquist, and his wife Katherine (Miller) Winquist of Panama City.
Karl was born in the Canal Zone and left in 1931 to attend the
University of Wisconsin. His parents, now deceased, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Winquist retired in 1932 to settle in California and Karl
transferred to UCLA and now makes his home at 306 S. Bundy
Drive, Los Angeles. He has three sons, the oldest, John, is a Lieu-
tenant in the Navy and sailed on a destroyer from Hawaii to Viet
Nam, 12 July, after already having served nine months there on a
mine sweeper. The two other boys are students at UCLA in Los
Angeles. Karl has not seen the Canal Zone nor Panama in 35 years
and will be surprised at the many changes.
Virginia and Martin Seiler drove to Sacramento and spent a night
with Olena Hutchings Neff and Jack Neff. They met three of
Martin's sisters from Baltimore, Maryland, and the Neff's took the
sisters on a tour of the Capitol during the bus stop. The sisters and
the Seilers went on to San Francisco where the husband of one sister
flew in to participate in the Shrine Convention. After four days of
sightseeing the group went to Los Angeles and spent a week of
trips to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, San Fernando Mission,
Olvera Street, etc. including a delightful picnic at Laguna Beach,
shared by Thelma Reppe and Hedvig Seedborg.
Chris and Ruth Simonsen had as house guests recently, Bob and
Gladys Turner and Bob's sister, Betha and Jim Selby, who spent
several days with them after going to the Shrine convention in San
Francisco. They all drove down to Sun City to visit the Robert L.
Millers, and were also happily surprised to see their daughter,
Charlene and her three children, who were spending some time
with the Millers.
Joe and May Coplan with their two children, Jane and Paul, sur-
prised us with a call recently from a motel in Anaheim, where they
were spending a few days en route from Boulder Creek, California.

to Florida. They were here to take the children to Disneyland, and
we were happy to see them for a few hours. They are both enjoy-
ing retirement life.
And so it goes here in Southern California.
Hasta, la vista,
Mildred P. Kline, Secretary


In my last report I wished y'all a Tranquil summer. What could
be more tranquil than sitting out under the trees, a new moon peer-
ing over your left shoulder and serenaded by a lusty-throated
First of all, a sincere Thank-you to Nellree Berger of OES Past
Matrons Newsletter which revived happy memories. "Good Old
Summer Time" is visiting time. The Hallins and Shaws enjoyed the
overnite visit of the Emerson Gilmores (Gilly and Carlyn) of York,
Pa. in May en route to California. We chatted about our life in
Pedro Miguel, the Locks, Fraternal, Civic and Church gatherings
when DeeDee Gilmore was baby sitter for Elizabeth Hallin. Today
DeeDee is Mrs. E. R. Crone, Dover, Pa. where she delights in train-
ing and showing thoroughbred riding horses.
Summer Time is also Picnic Time and 53 former Canal Zone
families and friends met June 9th for food and fun, ranging in age
from 3 weeks to 94 years. Mother Mary Engelke was Queen O' Day
as we all greeted this sweet little lady, known, loved and respected
on the Zone for many years over 48 years by your reporter. The
littlest Queen was 3 weeks old Andrea Lynne Daily, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daily (Judith Crooks) granddaughter of Min-
nie Brown Burton, great granddaughter of Nannie Brown, and great,
great granddaughter of the well-known Morrison family, 1905 Con-
struction Employees of Panama Canal. Delighted to have the ever
energetic Edith Eppley with us. Everyone was interested in hearing
the Bruce Sanders tell of their trip by car from the Zone, com-
municating via Ham Radio with passengers on the "Cristobal",
conditions on the Zone now and their anticipated retirement to
the Ozarks.
Other happy visitors were John Morales and sons Lars, Kenny
and Roy who spent the month of June looking over our area. They
were later joined by Mrs. Morales, (Margaret) and daughter Rose-
anne. They plan to meet with Margaret's parents, Col. and Mrs. W.
R. Kuhn in Dallas, Texas for a family reunion. The Kuhn's now
reside in San Francisco. A visit with Phoebe Neville in Junction

City, La.-Ark. was planned. The showing of colored slides "Scenes
of the Ozarks" courtesy of Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, ably
narrated by Helen Newhard closed the 16th annual picnic of our
Panama Canal Society.
The Mike Burtons have been busy this summer. Mr and Mrs.
Vernon Douglas (Clare Bogan) with son Barry dropped in unexpect-
edly in May. Minnie's son Robert Crooks was here for a few days
after 21% years in Viet Nam and is now in Ft. Bragg. Little grand-
daughter Andrea Lynne Daily arrived in May and within a month
was transported with bottles and diapers, 5 yr. old brother Chuck
and Mother Judi to join Daddy Daily in Austin, Texas assisted by
Mike and Minnie and Mike, Jr. Burton. The 3 Burtons continued
on to Houston to see the rest of the kin folk consisting of Nannie
Brown, the Alton Whites (Mattielee) the Andy Whitlocks (Fran-
ces), Bates Wieman, Cecil Lowe and the Fred Yeagers. The Burtons
are now visiting in Atlanta, Ga. after a trip to New Orleans. Mike,
Jr. will return to the Zone and the Sr. Burtons to their home in
Another busy family is Ed and Mildred Higgins. Off to Tenn.
where they met Mildred's mother and brother, Cora and George
Makibbin, her aunt, Peggy McKenzie. Then to Atlanta to see their
daughter Patricia Higgins Canerdy. Home again to see their son
David and wife from Quincy, Mass. and the Robt. G. Hobsons of
Roswell, New Mexico. Mrs. Hobson is Helen Abendroth formerly
of Cristobal and Diablo. Mr. Hobson is now retired and they travel
far and wide. Their son Stanley and family live in San Francisco
Bay Area. Stanley is a Civil Engineer with U. S. Soil Conservation
Service in Berkeley. Their daughter Dorothy is Mrs. Blaine Collard
of Colorado Springs where her husband is employed at U.S.A.F.
Mrs. Hobson delights us with her stories told in 'Bajan dialect.
I am always reminded of two expert story tellers. Christy Schjeve-
land and Ruth Dwelle, and the time we met in Kathryn Daniel's
quarters on Ancon Blvd. where she lived with her mother, Mrs.
Margaret Shigley. Christy and Ruth regaled us for hours with their
'Bajan stories. Remember the Operetta of Stephan Collins Foster
songs written and directed by Kathryn and presented in the Balboa
Clubhouse? Does any one have a spare copy of the Operetta and
willing to give it to me. If not, I would greatly appreciate the full
name of the title and the Publisher. Kathryn was my sister-in-law
and I have a dream of presenting this lovely musical number. Thank
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Copeland (Mae) and two children stopped to

see Mrs. Ruth Daniel. They were headed for the State of Washing-
ton. Ruth flew to Andover, New York to attend the 50th anniversary
of her High School Class. Ruth has recently returned from a 3 weeks
trip to Austin, Tex., bringing granddaughter Robyn and Daniel with
her. The Walter Reifs, Martha, visited their son in Oklahoma City,
and returned with 5 year old grandson Randy.
Having completed a course of training for Counselor of the Fed-
eral Summer Guidance Institute for Improving Education, Theo
Hallin is now in Presbyterian Dwight Mission as Drama Counselor,
next week will attend Arkansas Council of Teachers in English in
Little Rock a summer workshop. No! Theo is not retired only
Heinie. Son David is working this summer and leaves next week for
Marine Summer Camp (Off. Training Program) in Quantico, Va.
Elizabeth will enter the Univ. of Arkansas in Sept. We were proud
to attend her graduation from Fayetteville High School, with many
honors, a scholarship and 7th in a class of 310. Mrs. G. H. Evers
of Neosho, Mo. reports daughter Annette and 3 children arrived from
Japan en route to Florida where she will join her husband, Harold
Word from Wellesley, Mass. states Walter and Iola Wagner at-
tended NARCE Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. Walter is Presi-
dent of Arkansas Federation of NARCE. They report a successful
Convention. They visited NARCE headquarters in Washington and
Canal Zone friends in Virginia then on to Wellesley to be with
daughter Louise and family. We are happy to report Walter is
much better after a serious bout with Pneumonia while in Mass.
which delayed their return home to Mountain Home, Arkansas. The
Russell Christophers have moved from Springdale to Cave Springs
and have acquired a pony for their two adopted children from
Formosa. From Pasadena, Texas came a request to report "Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd W. Peterson spent several days with Walter Zimmerman
in Ozone, Ark. after enrolling their daughter, Cheryl Ann Peterson
in Quachita Baptist Seminary in Arkadelphia, Arkansas."
On Mother's Day your reporter learned Col. and Mrs. James A
Wier, (Alice Ray) met in Honolulu for a week's holiday Col. Jim
flying Jet from Saigon and Alice Ray flying Jet from San Francisco.
An article written by Col Weir, "A Battle U.S. Is Winning In Viet
Nam" appeared in July 25th issue of U. S. NEWS AND WORLD
On July 19th Grover F. Bohan of Jonesboro passed away at St.
Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock after a short illness. Interment
was in Jonesboro. The survivors include the widow, two daughters,
Mrs. Elaine B. Hooper of Jonesboro, Mrs. Betty B. Saltzman of

Mountain Home, 6 grandchildren and a sister, Miss Gertrude Bohan
of New Hampshire. Grover was employed on the Canal Zone over
35 years, Past Exalted Ruler of Elks No. 1414, Past President of
Jonesboro No. 535, NARCE, and Past President of our Panama
Canal Society. We shall miss Grover and long remember his loyal
support toward the organizations he was associated with, especially
the time he was Chairman for a NARCE State Federation Conven-
tion which was outstanding. Our condolences to his beloved family.
In the new and beautiful dream home of Carl and Helen Newhard
we gathered the news of the Bentonville Canal Zone Colony where
anyone's Canal Zone guest is everyone's guest sharing homes and
meals if necessary. The Carl Newhards report son Bruce and family
are now settled in Louisville, Ky. where Bruce is employed with
U. S. Army Engineers. Carl's mother, Edith Eppley has been here
since May 30th having come to attend graduation and commissioning
into U.S.A.F. of grandson as 2nd Lt., Thomas J. Ebdon, III, from
Univ. of Arkansas. Tom's parents, T. J. Ebdon, Jr. (Rae Newhard)
were here, also the Jim Millions of Balboa and Bill Price of Silver
Springs, Md. Bruce and Dorothy Sanders of Margarita were guests
for 10 days and greatly interested in this area. John C. Sanders
accompanied his parents to Michigan. In Sept.. John will enter
Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Witt and daughters Judith and Karen of Mathis, Texas,
formerly of Margarita.
Fred and Jessie Newhard are happy they attended Fred Jr.'s
graduation from Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, Conn.
Fred Jr. was honored by being chosen to study for Stewardship this
summer. Enroute they visited Lily and Howard Harris, Martha and
Roy Knopp, Pete Scheidegg and his family, Bill Price, Dr. and Mrs.
R. D. Steele, John and Florence Whigam, arriving home in time to
see Carol and Andy Bleakley and new grandson Andrew James re-
cently returned from Japan. This little fellow is equally important
to Andrew and Jean Bleakley, Sr., his other set of grandparents who
conveniently live just around the corner. Lt. Bleakley is now attend-
ing Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. Marie Bleakley
McDaniel, hubsand Cal and 3 children came from Kansas City,
Kansas to complete the Bleakley Reunion. In May, Mr. and Mrs.
F. H. Smith of Margarita and Mrs. Norm Smith of Maryland were
guests. In June, Jack and June Burns formerly of Margarita, on
their way to Canada, were guests of the Bleakleys.
Mattie MacAuley reported the family of Lt. Col. James B. Coman
of Huntsville, Ala. came to witness the graduation of Julie Ann
Coman Potter from our University. The .Glynn Terrells, Etta Fay,

are sporting a brand new Pontiac Tempest. Their son, AIC Lance
Terrell was home for 30 days. Lance and Glynn took a trip to Mis-
sissippi to visit relatives and on to New Orleans to see daughter
Andrea, a nurse at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. Glynn, Etta Fay
and Andrea plan a tour of the National Parks and San Francisco
in August.
Mother Engelke and George's sister, Mrs. R. L. Jennings of Wash-
ington, D. C. are guests of George and Edith Engelke at present.
Bob and Connie Engelke had son Bob and family of La Boca, C. Z.
visiting them, then they all packed up and off to cool Colorado
they went. Herbert and Alice Engelke had many house guests this
summer, including Dick and Doris Engelke of Council Bluffs, Ia.,
Wesley and Virginia Townsend of Balboa with their daughter Cyd-
ney Belle who graduated from Lawrence College in Appleton, Wise.
in June. "Drop-in" visits from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor and 2
sons of Pope, Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Williford with Micky
and Nancy of Margarita. Alice, with daughter Marguerite E.
Grammer of Tulsa journeyed South to New Orleans to bid "Adieu"
to those who sailed on the Panama Line ship, July 18th and were
happy to see many friends there. They renewed a friendship of
many years with Beverly (Marcuse) Levy, George Marcuse and
Edith Bailey.
"Red" and Alice Nail and daughter Lisa are enjoying life down
on The Farm out Rogers way. Their guests included Arnold and
Lorraine Landreth with daughter Lorraina Mae in June, also John
and Peggy Montaine and daughter Shannon who were on their way
to see their son George attending school in St. Louis. Lynn and
Maude Cook of Rogers reports that son Lynn, Jr. and bride of
Jackson, Miss. spent the Fourth of July week-end with them. Mrs.
Mina Mock has returned to Prairie Grove after visiting in New
This has been a busy summer, and we invite y'all to be with us for
our annual Luncheon, at Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Sunday,
October 16, 1 p.m. Come early, enjoy the ride thru the hills, a scene
of Autumn beauty at every turn of the road revealing our new
mammoth figure of the "Christ of the Ozarks."
Blanche E. Shaw


Bill and Bit Kendrick made a trip with the Englewood Shrine Club
to Glenwood Springs, Colorado during June and by chance met
Lowell Mau, husband of Georgiana Carnwright, a former Cristobal-

ite. The Maus recently moved to Littlcton, Colorado from New York
State. They and their two sons live at 6567 S. Lee Court. Jim, as
Lowell is called, works at the Denver Technological Center. Georg-
iana will be remembered by her swimming skill.
An article in the Denver Post dated May 4, 1966, stated as fol-
lows: "Swimmers from Iran and the Panama Canal Zone were
among those completing a water safety course in teaching the handi-
capped. Twelve others from the metro area and Greely qualified
in the class sponsored by the Arapahoe County Red Cross. Ata
Rozani, born in Iran, will return to his homeland in June. Mrs.
Frances Pope was born in the Canal Zone. She and her husband
hope to work in the Peace Corps Mrs. Pope is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina where she studied nursing. Her hus-
band, Dr. William Pope, is a graduate of Stanford University now
doing his residency in general practice at Colorado General Hospital.
He will complete his work in July. Mrs. Pope wanted to learn to
teach the handicapped because she has been working with a group
of handicapped children. She feels she can use her training in the
Peace Corps which she and her husband hope to enter in July. The
Arapahoe region class was taught by Dan Meehan who lives in
Jefferson County." Danny Meehan is also a former Canal Zone
resident and C. Z. swim champion.
The Roy Kennedys had as their house guests his brother, the Rev.
Frank E. Kennedy of Montebello, California, and his wife in May.
While in Denver, Rev. Kennedy received an honorary doctorate
from the Baptist Theological Seminary. In June, Roy's other
brother, James, and his wife and children from Pennsylvania were
houseguests of Roy and Dorothy. At the time, Dorothy was re-
covering from a bout of viral pneumonia, but was able to enjoy her
visitors anyway.
Jeanie (Kalar) McAndrews of Moscow, Pa., has been attending
summer school at Bloomsburg State Teachers College in Blooms-
burg, Pennsylvania, which will be completed on August 5. Mrs.
McAndrews has been teaching English in the Scranton high school
system for the past four or five years.
Olive (Kalar) and Len Krouse spent several weeks in Puerto Rico
in May when they attended a convention of the National Elevator
Association. Len is on the board of directors.
It is with deep regret that 1 inform you of the death on Saturday,
July 23, 1966, of Matilde H. Stark, wife of Leonard Stark, president
of the Colorado Society. Mrs. Stark had undergone major surgery
several months ago and it was thought that she was getting along
fine. She will be sorely missed.

Mrs. Stark was 63 years old. She was born in 1903 and was a
native of Panama. She married Leonard Stark in 1920. Her body
will be flown to the Canal Zone on Wednesday, July 27, accompanied
by her husband and daughter, and funeral services will be held in
Panama, where Mrs. Stark will be buried alongside her mother.
Rosary services were held Tuesday evening, July 26, at the Chapel
Hill Mortuary in Littleton, Colorado.
Mrs. Stark is survived by her husband, Leonard; her daughter,
Elia Hanson of Balboa, Canal Zone; and 2 grandchildren. Elia was
called to her mother's bedside but due to the airplane strike was
unable to get here in time. After the funeral, Mr. Stark plans to
return to Denver, sell his home here, and then return to Balboa,
C. Z. to live.
Because of the departure of the president of the Colorado Society
and the difficulty in trying to keep an organization going with so
few to take part, it has been decided to disband the Colorado Society.
I will continue to send in any news that may be of interest to the
Society as a whole and will be glad to forward any items that
residents of Colorado may wish to send in.
Dorothy Kennedy


Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Souder are flying out to Los Angeles in
August for a two week's visit with Mr. James Long, brother of
Myrtle They hope to round up their many C. Z. friends out that
way while they are there.
Recent newcomers to S. Texas are the John H. Terrys of Balboa.
They have bought a lovely new home, here in Houston and their
new address is: 9419 Autauga St. They recently entertained a
Missionary couple, the Joe Jenkins, who have been with the Panama
American Mission for the past ten years. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Davis and 2 children have been their guests this summer.
In June, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Peterson paid their respects to the
Bayou City, visiting around among their friends here. We under-
stand they are now in Florida looking that area over with a view
to making their new home there, since Lloyd recently retired from
C. Z. service.
We understand that Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burns of Margarita, who
also retired this Summer, spent 3 weeks in Houston, last month.
They were visiting their daughter, Miss Dell Burns who is attending
Business College here. They tell us that their son Jack, Jr. will at-

tend Alpine College, here in Texas this Fall. They took off for
Canada where they have their Summer home.
Mrs. Tillie Levy is flying out to the Coast, also in August, to
spend a month with her son David and family. Tillie has a host of
friends in California and she will certainly enjoy renewing the
old ties.
Mrs. Iva Standefer has had her niece, Mrs. Mary Lee (Standefer)
McLeod of New York and her 2 children as her guests recently. They
had not seen each other since 1949. Mrs. McLeod was on her
way to Fort Worth to see her mother-in-law and decided to stop
by Houston. Every one should do that, don't you think?
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ward had to cancel their plans for a vacation
trip this summer because of Mrs. Ward's illness. I am glad to report
she is improved and able to return home from the hospital.
Mr. Al Brown, whom we recently reported very ill is sufficiently
recovered to be at home again. And says he is progressing nicely
and hopes soon to be in good health again. Ione and Buzz are fine.
Mr. C. L. Leeser, has retired this summer from "Grannum & Co."
and is enjoying a visit from the C. L. Leesers and their 3 children
from the Zone. They will enter their daughter Pamela in a College
in Denton, Texas, known as N. Texas State, this Fall. They are
spending some time with the Gus Holmelins of Crosby, Texas just
now. Irene (Mrs. C. L., Sr.) has not been too well this Summer.
Their daughter Gloria Theologian and family are leaving soon for a
3 weeks vacation trip to San Francisco.
Mrs. Bates Wiemann, reporting for her family, many of whom are
now residing in Houston, says: Her son, Bud Huldquist and family
are in the States and their daughter Nancy, who graduated from
College in San Antonio, Tex. this June, and she and the Grand-
mother will meet them in N. 0. and after a trip to Kansas, they
all will return to Houston, for a visit with their many relatives.
Mrs. Fred will be remembered by her many C. Z. friends as Vonna
Also, that Mrs. Brown's son Jack Brown and Gloria, his wife and
their 2 children, from Long Island, N. Y. have been here with her
2 weeks of this Summer.
And that, George and Katherine Lowe and daughter have been
with their mother, Mrs. Cecil Lowe, for a Summer visit. George
has taken a retirement from the C. Z. service and they have gone
to Delaware for a "look around." They will return to Houston this
Fall to visit their sister Mrs. Fred Yeager, before making a final
Then, Mrs. Fred Helmerichs of Venezuela (Clarabelle Moon) and

children have decided to make their future home here in Heavenly
Houston. We welcome them.
And lastly, the Andrew Whitlocks have had a glorious visit from
their son Paul and his wife (Mary Lou Allen) and their 4 children.
Bertha Turner, Secretary
Assisted by P. J. E.

Our city is the sixth largest in the nation. U. S. Census figures for
January, 1965, show greater Houston population to be 1,460,000.
Most of our visitors are interested in seeing Manned Spacecraft
Center and the Astrodome, which is the world's only air-conditioned
sports stadium. And, of course, we are proud to give friends this
Since publication of last issue of "Canal Record" we have had
many visitors, from Canal Zone and other States. Mary Orr and her
sister, Marion (Mrs. Fred Wells), with the latter's daughter, Linda,
were here to see their brothers, Robert and Mattes. Robert and
family made return trip, on Panama Railroad boat to Canal Zone,
with Mary, so that Bob could have a good visit with his mother,
Mrs. Joe Orr, Sr.
Gordon Frick, of Personnel Division at Balboa Heights, with his
wife Mildred and their three children, are presently spending part
of vacation time with Mildred's parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Ensign Gerald Lee Underwood, a recent graduate of Coast Guard
Academy, with his youngest brother, Keith, drove to Houston to
see their maternal grandfather, Ezra Haldeman; aunt, Tharon Halde-
man Mitchell and great aunts and great uncles Sarah and Herb
Rothwell and Irene and Lee Wright.
Carolyn Pollak Tyssen, her husband, David, and four year old
daughter, Evelyn, who live in Clifton, Texas, were guests of the
Lee Wrights this summer. Carolyn and her parents Walter and
Peggy Pollak lived in Gavilan Area, Balboa, at same time as the
Wrights. Walter Pollak, retired from Delaware Division, has been
a patient in Sarasota Memorial Hospital since the end of June.
He is slowly recovering from two major operations.
When Fall season opens, Irene Wright has been invited to be
guest speaker for Civic Improvement Society of Clifton, Texas. Her
topic will be "My Life in Panama". Irene lived in Balboa, Canal
Zone, from 1915 to 1950; is a graduate of Balboa High School and
former employee of U. S. Navy and Personnel Division of Panama

During summer school vacation, visitors in home of Sarah and
Herb Rothwell were her granddaughter, Carol Redmond of Lemont,
Ill and his grandson, Alexander Cass, of Hull, Massachusette. Roth-
wells drove visitors back to their respective homes.
As this visit with the many readers of "Canal Record" reaches
the finale, we say "adios", with this verse:
Time goes so fast; Life asks so much;
No wonder friends get out of touch.
But, in our hearts; deep, true; unseen
Friendship stays forever green.
Your friend,
Irene Wright


Mike and Marion Greene and their house guests, Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert B. Morland of Brazos Heights, were guests of Madge and
John Hall, and Mildred Neely and her mother, Mrs. Robt. J. Neely,
at a brunch on the Top of the Terrace of the Sarasota Hotel on
Mothers Day. They were joined by other friends, former C. Z.
residents, now living in Sarasota. There were 19 in the no-host
group which celebrated Mothers Day, a birthday and the wedding
anniversaries of the Greenes and the Morlands, who share the same
anniversary date, May 8. Virginia and Gil, who were married on
Gil's birthday, celebrated their 32nd anniversary and it was Mike
and Marion's 29th.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cain and son, Michael of Balboa and Capt.
and Mrs. George Rae of Gamboa, spent part of the summer vacation
in Sarasota with George Cain's brother and sister-in-law, Harry
and Jay Cain, 3542 24th Parkway.

Raymond Timm arrived from Levittown, Pa. the last week in
July to join his wife, Karen, and daughter Laura Jeanne, who have
been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Burgoon. The
Timms are changing their residence to Hollywood, Fla. Raymond
is associated with Gulf American Land Company which recently
transferred its home office to Miami.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrison had her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mildred
Randall, and Mrs. Ann Maale of West Palm Beach, as house guests
in June when Milly entertained the Canal Zone Birthday Club at

Mrs. Jessie Finlason returned to Sarasota to make her home with
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John W. B. Hall, follow-
ing an extended visit on the Canal Zone with her son, John Finlason,
and his family of Curundu.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Orvis had as their house guest, Mrs. Eugene
S. Shipley of Balboa. Marge flew to Sarasota to attend the annual
fashion show given by the fashion arts department of the Ringling
School of Arts, in which her daughter, Julie had six of her fashions
Earlier in the year, Julie who was completing her second year at
the art school won a merit award in the fashion design department
at the annual exhibit of student's work. Julie's maternal grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert B. Owen, came from Jacksonville to
attend the fashion show.

Frank and Elsie Naughton, recently retired from the C. Z., stopped
by to visit Ruth and Dave Gatz and Maxine and William Hichcock
and with them drove to Ocala and stayed at the home of Rod Ely.
While there the group drove to Orlando to visit Cora and Frances
Clary (Frances taught in the Ancon Schools) and also saw Kathryn
Swain, school health nurse.

Joyce and Jack Clarke, on vacation from the C. Z. Jiggs and
Mae Cross and Nita Hartman, of Miami, spent several days in Sara-
sota with Jeanne and Buster Burgoon. While here Joyce and Jack
made arrangements for their retirement home in the park.

Leda Walbridge has completed her first year of nurses training
in Tampa.

Summer guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Greene
were their niece and family, Dr. and Mrs. Frank O. Bowman, Jr.
and three sons, Frank III, Herbert and Robert. Dr. Bowman is
professor of geology at Ft. Lewis College. Mary Ruth is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Robert J. Neely and niece of Miss Mildred Neely.

Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy L. Humphrey of Fort Dodge, Iowa spent
two weeks in July with his brother and sister-in-law, the B. Donald
Humphreys. They were accompanied by their youngest son, Duane,
his wife Barbara and their two sons, Randy and Scott.
While here they had a barbecue for Gladys and Don and their
son and daughter and their families, David and Donna (Humphrey)

Mann and children, Debbie, Donald and Doug of Sarasota; and son,
Donald L. Humphrey, his wife Dotti and daughter Danna Lynne,
who came from Key West for the week-end.
While all the family was together they had a surprise visit from
Joan Page, now working in Washington, D. C. and her fiance,
Kenneth Grice of Pennsylvania, who had driven to St. Petersburg
for a three week visit with Joan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
N. Page, on vacation from the C. Z. Joan and her parents were Don
and Gladys' neighbors in the same four-family house in Coco Solo.

Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stroop during the
summer were their son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. H. (Bud)
Stroop III, their daughter, Patty and son Eddie, of Coco.Solo, C. Z.
Bud's wife, Lilia, is the Costa Rican Consul to Panama.
Ruth and Clyde also enjoyed a two week visit with their daughter,
Karen, and family, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wolfe and children,
Vickie, Johnny and Ruth Anne, who drove from Parkersburg, W. Va.

Mrs. Roberta Gabel Coffey (Bobby Jacques) of Tampa visited Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Barnes (Tinsie Bliss) during July. Bobby is secretary
to the Adjutant General of U. S. Strike Command at MacDill Air
Force Base in Tampa.

Leonard and Martha Landers of La Joya, Calif., visited Jeanne
and Buster Burgoon while on their annual trip to Florida to see
Lennie's mother, Mrs. Betsy Landers in Tampa.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice (Mac) McCullough and daughters, Joan
and Susan of Margarita; and Mrs. Howard Will and daughters,
Laurie, Margaret and Noreen of Gatun, on their summer vacation
were visiting relatives in St. Petersburg and spent the day with
Mike and Marion Greene. While Mac, Howard, Mike and Roger
Orvis played a "Brazos Foursome" at the Bobby Jones Golf Course,
Rita Will, Snookie MacCullough and their daughters visited former
C. Z.ers now living in Kensington Park.

Randall Alberga, who teaches fifth and sixth grades at Mission
Bell School in Riverside, Calif. visited several days with Madge and
John Hall en route to Panama to spend the summer vacation with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Alberga, in the DeLesseps area of
Colon. Randy is on the NEA credentials committee and spent a
week in Miami to attend the National Educational Association

Don Russell, son of Mrs. Richard D. Morse (Rose Margaret
Stroop) and grandson of Clyde and Ruth Stroop, was a member of
the Riverview High School Kiltie Band which toured Europe on a
good-will tour during the summer. The 88 member band gave 26
concerts in 28 days.
Don's sister, Denise Russell recently won a scholarship to the
Four-H Camp. This is the second year she has won this award.
Denise is a member of the Junior Honor Society and was elected
secretary of the Student Consul (Jr. High) for the coming school
The B. Donald Humphreys enjoyed a visit with Jimmy Palumbo,
his wife, Karen, and Jimmy's sister, Judy Palumbo. Jimmy and wife
have just completed their first year teaching at Arispie Junior High
School and live in Afton, Iowa. Judy finished her second year at
Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Mo.
After several days they drove to Fort Lauderdale to visit Jim's
brother, Luke T. Palumbo, his wife, Mary Ann, and family, and to
join his parents, who were arriving from the Canal Zone for the
summer vacation.
The Mike Greenes and the B. Donald Humphreys enjoyed a visit
w:th Ruth and Paul Beck. Paul and Ruth recently returned from a
trip around the world and were visiting Ruth's brother and sister-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Reimund in Largo, while waiting for
their baggage to arrive from Europe. Due to the shipping strike,
they had to fly back.
Gladys B. Humphrey


In case anyone should have the idea that we were snowed in -
too tired or what have you? The absence of goings on in this
area from the last two issues was principally due to illness on my
part, and being away. We had a gathering in Hendersonville, N. C.
at Howard Johnson's for luncheon in January and at the time
films on the Panama Canal were shown, they were really enjoyed
and brought back many pleasant memories of each ones lives on the
Canal Zone.
A picnic was planned for July 15th, but didn't prove to be a well
chosen day for we experienced a very bad electric storm, of course
no one remained in the park, and consequently haven't any news of
the Hendersonville members for this issue. Too the reason for ex-
tensive news from some folks in the Asheville area over the past

six months.
Mrs. George Ward was visited by her son and family. Mr. and
Mrs. George Ward, Jr. with their son and daughter Kevin and
Janice of McLean, Va. for two weeks; Inez and her sisters, Mrs.
Clifton Holland and Mrs. Marshall Pyne keep busy with church
affairs and Republican Clubs. On the 18th, of August Mrs. Clifton
Holland will celebrate her 90th birthday, we wish her many happy
returns of the day!
Floyd A. Robinson returned to the Zone to see two grandchil-
dren (both girls) children of the Fred Robinsons, staying about
seven weeks, during February and March. Leta had gone to the
Zone when the first grandchild was born. They became grandparents
for the third time when Vaudie (Mrs. Page Pitman) of Colorado
Springs, Colo., gave birth to a little boy. They had company stop
by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jarvis and son spent two nights on their
way back to the Zone; Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hardison who had been
visiting in Newbern, N. C. stopped by on their way home to Oregon,
visited overnight. Other news Roger Deakins retired July 23rd
and he and his family will be leaving the Isthmus August 15th and
are going to take a trip to Europe before they settle in the States.
The Earl Orrs and son will be settling in Newton, N. C. where they
have recently had a home built.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dodson are taking life easy, going on short
trips to Va., etc. They were delighted when the Ralph Shueys with
the Ray Shueys visited them and talked over old times when they
all had cottages on Cerro Compana spending week-ends there
where it was nice and cool!
"Sharkey" Behlen is staying in Oteen Hospital and is doing well.
Mrs. Ula Tweed went to Corning, N. Y. on the 19th of May and
remained until the middle of June visiting with her daughter Susie
and family, (Dr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Goodson). The Goodsons
are living there temporarily while Dr. Goodson is consultant with
Corning Glass Ware Company. He is on leave of absence from
Purdue University, Lafayette, Ill., on special assignment. Cornell
University for about eight months. While in New York Mrs.
Tweed also visited Mrs. James V. Ekholm, (Sarah Ferguson) in
Ithaca, and Mrs. Sturgeon (Betty Brooks) in Corning she has a
beautiful home and five lovely children, one of whom recently won
a trip to Hawaii.
When Mrs. Tweed returned to Asheville she was accompanied
by her granddaughter Kathryn who visited with her and also the
paternal grandparents, the Lon Goodsons of Hendersonville, N. C.
while her parents Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Goodson were in Europe on

tour and to attend a conference in London; Later the ,Goodsons, Sr.
took Kathryn to N. Y. when her parents returned from abroad.
Nell Mitchell is now living in Bradford, Pa.
Betty and Paul Bentz returned the 12th of July from a two
weeks auto trip to Connecticut, spending a week sailing and relaxing
with their son Alan and family at Alan's beach cottage in Lord's
Point on Fisher's Island Sound, and spending a few days at their
son's home in Springdale where their daughter Joan Davidson
and her husband of New York visited them.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodges will soon be moving into their brand
new home which they are having built they are getting real
anxious too! Their address will be Route No. 1, Stony Knob Road,
Weaverville, N. C.
Della and Clarence Howell attended the Reunion in St. Petersburg
in January, then on to Miami to visit friends, (while we here in
Asheville were struggling with 10 inches of snows). In February
they attended the South Carolina Rainbow Division Reunion (mid
year). In April they went to the N. C. State Convention of NARCE
in Charlotte, N. C. In June they were in Jacksonville, Fla. to attend
the Ninth Biennial National Convention of NARCE. Clarence was
a delegate to the convention he is also the President of Chapter
156 NARCE (local) in Asheville. The latter part of June found
them in Winston-Salem for the N. C. State Convention of World
War I Veterans. July was a busy month too the W. T. Bowens
from Coral Gables and Bob Lombroias of Balboa. C. Z. were house
guests for ten days sightseeing our beautiful mountains; Vera and
Claude Howell are back East we hope for good, and plan to settle
in Asheville. After a short visit with Della and Clarence they went
to visit their son Jack in Virginia Beach, Va. They also plan to
visit relatives in South Carolina, then we hope come back to settle
down in Asheville this fall.
We meaning ALL the Churchills, were invited in April to
spend the Easter Holidays with Edna and Paul Furr in Falls Church,
Va. they had planned a well timed itinerary so that the Churchills,
Jr. and family could see a number of points of interest in Washing-
ton, D. C. and the three days there were certainly filled to capacity
with activity, and knowing the area as Edna and Paul do, made it
possible to see many more things that the average "Tourist" the
Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom too so beautiful all in all
we really had a most happy and memorable time.
On June 10th, Paul Furr had a heart attack but we are happy
at this time to be able to report that he is home and recovering

In June Star and I went to Jacksonville, Fla. to visit the Whit-
man Garrets. We attended the NARCE Convention too and saw
the Walter Wagners and Mr. and Mrs. William Grady there too.
We spent a week with Kay and Whitman in their lovely home, while
there they invited Iola and Walter to dinner we all enjoyed their
company; we had such a grand time visiting with and going places
with Kay and Whitman.
After returning home to get "caught up" (does one ever?) on
grass cutting, etc. early in July Star's sister and brother-in-law
from Mass. came for a weeks visit, during their stay we were pleas-
antly surprised when the Al Pates with their daughter Debbie,
Dottie's mother, Marie Wolf dropped by to see us. They had
driven down from Charlottesville, Va. When they arrived we were
preparing to have a cook out. They stayed and ate with us, but
the visit was all too short.
Right now these generally cool cool mountains are just like other
places real, real hot!
Dorothea T. Churchill


Bev Des Londes is off this week-end to Key West to help son
Danny get settled in an apartment there. He will be teaching dis-
tributive education in the Key West High School for the next
school year. On her return Bev will be a busy gal she has bought
a condominium in the Harbour House East and will be packing to
move sometime in mid August. Welcome back to Ft. Lauderdale
Mrs. W. R. Malone of Gamboa was a visitor to the home of her
friend Betty Crawford. Betty was returning from a visit to her
mother-in-law, Mrs. Floyd Malone of California.
Frank and Thelma Scott and son Nicky of Colon, R. de P., were
also visitors at the Crawford residence. They also visited Bill and
Elizabeth Grady and the Rubellis.
Mary Harrison, former nurse from the Atlantic Side had visiting
her for a few days, Miss Mary Poell, a former nurse of Gorgas and
Coco Solo hospital.
Mrs. Mike Byrnes (Ruth) is now once more settled in Ft. Lauder-
dale. Has bought a lovely new home. She sold her home in Lookout
Mountain, Tenn. and is a year round resident here. For a two week
visit came her daughter-in-law Nena (Mrs. Archie Byrne) who was
accompanied by her young sister, Dorita Vallarino.

We regret to report the death of an old Canal Zone friend,
Edward C. Bigelow. His widow Viola will continue to live here
with her daughter Dorothy.
Lew and Gene Simpson of Naples were staying at the home of
their son Bill, baby-sitting, while young Bill was off in Central
America and his wife Jane was north, called there by the death of
her father Colonel Mallin. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery.
Kay and Earle Fidanque of Panama City were visitors to Lauder-
dale and stayed at Pier 66, where Earle could watch boats to his
heart's content. Since then all five Fidanques have taken off for
a European trip. Kay reports a wonderful time and enjoying
the family.
We welcome Nita Hartman, recently retired, to Florida. She is
at present staying at the home of a niece, and later, she, the Jiggs
Crosses and sister Joyce and her husband will go to Sarasota all
with an eye as to "where they will settle".
Bev Ridge and her three sons are once more spending the summer
in their Ft. Lauderdale home. Jim in early August was host to one
of our local dentists and two pals of his for a trip to Panama,
Perlas Islands, San Blas, and all the other activities of "home".
The Leroy Magnusons are off once again to Panama Roy has
been invited to go fishing on the Governor's boat as the guest
of Phyl Steers. They will be staying with their old friends the Dick
Byrne and Armella Hutchings moved from California to sunny
Florida. They are at present staying in Hillsboro, in an apartment
of a cousin of Armella's till their new home is completed. Welcome
to Florida.
In late July the Hutchings were hosts to Armella's cousin, Gene
Long. a former Canal Zone school teacher, now retired. She will
later go north to visit her son.
The David Yerkes had their son Bill, wife Irene and their two
daughters, Kathleen and Karie for a visit. The young Yerkes came
from Seattle, Washington. En route Bill stopped at Kennedy field
where he saw the Boeing installations. The following week the
senior Yerkes took off for Birmingham, Alabama, to visit their
other son David and his wife Gloria for a few days. From there
they were going to Johns Island for a visit with their old friends
Eva and Pam Smith. Later David will return home while Peg
goes to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to help her aunt, Mrs. Dambach,
dispose of possessions and return to the Coral Ridge Towers where
she will be a permanent resident.
The Coral Ridge Towers will also have new residents as of August

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