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The Nuclear Ship Savannah in Miraflores Locks.
Courtesy Panama Canal Company
Vol. 2 DECEMBER 1968 No. 5
Mr. Robert J. Huntoon, Rutland, Vt. with his 1916 Italia touring car.
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Ridge & Family-Los Angeles, Calif. Paul, Larry,
Goldie, Virginia Dolim & Lawrence. Picture taken at the wedding of
their Granddaughter, Diane Rose Dolim, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Johnson nee Diane Dolim, daughter of Mr. 'and
Mrs. Henry P. Dolim (Virginia Ridge) Calif.
Edward Curtis, Jane Curtis and Walter Jones taken at the New York
Norine Rathgaber Lucas taken at the New York reunion.
Glen Kirkpatrick and Jack Rathgaber-taken at the reunion in New York
Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Cunningham and son, Michael Alexander, 1244
111th Ave. N.E.. Bellevue, Wash.
left Jean Hill, Emily Johnson, Helen Wentworth, Agnes Hearon, Bill
Hearon. Deer Isle, Me. back row Howard Johnson, Chet Hill. Taken by
Jiggs Wentworth on a outing on the Clio II from Castine, Me.
Mr. & Mrs. Jay A. Cunningham, Sr. with children Leah, Adina, and
Jay, Jr. 1210 Declovina St., Santa Fe, N. Mexico.
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About The Cover
The Nuclear Ship Savannah is in Miraflores Locks during one of hier
two transits of the Panama Canal. The most modern ship of the World's
commercial fleet because of her power plant, has no trouble making a
transit. However many new ships are being built so big, in order to
operate economically, that the limitations of the Canal make their transit
very difficult and sometimes even affects their cargo carrying capacity.
W. L. Howard
To The Members
The year 1968 is rapidly drawing to a close and very shortly we will
oe in the year 1969. It is again time for me to wish each and every
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., a MERRY
CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I wish, also, at this time to
thank thlse members of the Executive Committee for their sage advice
and for their excellent cooperation in making my load much easier than
it would ordinarily have been. I will not single those who have given me
their utmost cooperation by name but simply say thanks for a job well-
To those members who have lost loved ones, I offer my heartfelt
sympathy; to those who have been sick and afflicted and have now re-
covered and are now taking a renewed interest in life, I am extremely
happy for you; to those members who are now sick and afflicted I can
only wish you a speedy recovery and a return to your normal way of
life and will hope that 1969 will bring you good health and happiness.
Your Society is in good shape financially and is gaining in new mem-
bers. We have lost during the year several of our most prominent and
important members, also several of our most ardent members, who have
always placed the welfare of the Society before their own personal
feelings. It is hoped that their ranks will be taken by those other mem-
bers who have the good and welfare of the Society at heart. To change
the words of a former President of the United States "IT IS NOT WHAT
THE SOCIETY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR
THE SOCIETY" that counts.
Again, let me repeat to thie Florida members "JOIN THE BLOOD
BANK" and all members make a special effort to attend the REUNION
on January 9th and 10th, 1969, where I am sure you will find much
pleasure in talking to and meeting your former friends and workers of
The clock of life is wound but once,
knd no man has the power
To tell just when that clock will stop
At a late or early hour.
Now is the time to work,
To live, to do with a will;
Place no faith in tomorrow,
For the clock may then be still. Anon.
MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR.
W. L. Howard,
Prospective Officers for 1969
William L. Howard ............................... Tel: 345-3765
Glessie C. Lockridge ............................. Tel: 867-2315
Mrs. Lucille S. Judd ............................. Tel: 526-4050
Mrs. Margaret M. Ward ......................... Tel: 867-8742
Mrs. Bessie Lee Lockridge ....................... Tel: 867-2315
Other Officers will be appointed by the President elect after Election
of Officers and will be printed in the March 1969 Record.
As we know Congress passed no law that will be of benefit to us.
The OMNIBUS BILL which we were all hoping for didr get voted out of
committee favorably, but was never called for a floor vote. The same
bill will be introduced next year.
According to Federal Employees News Digest we will get our next
increase in living advance with our check as of, April 1, 1969, provided
the cost of living increases at the present rate. No doubt it will keep
William F. Grady
The Canal Zone Past Matrons are advancing their meeting to Satur-
day, January 11th, the day after the reunion luncheon, to accommodate
visiting Past Matrons. The time and place will be announced at the
Reunion business meeting, Thursday, January 9, 1969.
Since the sailing schedule of the CRISTOBAL was split in the Sept.
issue without the knowledge or permission of the Record Editor, it
appears for the readers convenience.-ED.
SS CRISTOBAL SAILING SCHEDULE
From December 1968 through June 1969 (Rev. 10-67)
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Lv. New Orleans
Fri. Dec. 6
Fri. Dec. 27
Lv. New Orleans
Fri. Jan. 10
Fri. Jan. 24
Fri. Feb. 7
Fri. Feb. 21
Fri. Mar. 7
Fri. Mar. 21
Fri. Apr. 4
Lv. New Orleans
Fri. Apr. 18
Fri. May 2
Fri. May 16
Fri. May 30
Fri. June 13
Wed. June 25
Thurs. Dec. 12
Fri. Jan. 3
Thurs. Jan. 16
Thurs. Jan. 30
Thurs. Feb. 13
Thurs. Feb. 27
Thurs. Mar. 13
Thurs. Mar. 27
Thurs. Apr. 10
Thurs. Apr. 24
*Thfurs. May 8
*Fri. May 23
*Thurs. June 5
"Thurs. June 19
Mon. June 30
* Preference for passage on these sailings will be given to teachers and
employees with children of school age traveling with them.
The Chagres Fund, Inc.
This article is about a new open-end Mutual Fund organized by Canal
Thle idea of a Mutual Fund based in the United States was conceived
by Shareholders and Directors of the very successful Canal Zone Credit
Union. It provides an investment medium for, and the sale of its shares
is restricted to, the employees and former employees of the Panama Ca-
nal Company, Canal Zone Government, other U.S. Government agencies
located in the Canal Zone, members of the immediate family and spouse.
Chagres Fund was incorporated under the laws of the State of Mary-
land on May 29, 1967 and was registered with The Securities and Ex-
change Commission in Washington, D.C. on May 29, 1968.
The method of operation and the corporate structure of Chagres Fund
meets the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. It is well known that these two
laws were adopted for the sole purpose of protecting the investor.
Chagres Fund is carefully managed and has retained such well known
and experienced firms as STANDARD & POOR as the Investment Coun-
selor, LONG ISLAND TRUST CO., Garden City L.I. N.Y. as the Custo-
dian of Funds and Securities, ARTHUR ANDERSON & CO., as Auditors
and BOOTH, BARON & DOPPELT, New York, as Legal Counsel.
Clhagres is a No Load Fund. No commission is charged for the pur-
chase of its shares. If an investor wishes to invest $1000.00 he will re-
ceive from the Custodian Bank $1000.00 in shares.
Chagres Fund has already been registered in the State of Florida.
The effective date was August 20, 1968. Applications for registration in
other States have been filed.
The address of The Chagres Fund, Inc., is P.O. Box 914, Henderson-
ville, North Carolina 28739.
WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS
Miss Diane Rose Dolim, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry P. Dolim was
married to Mr. Timothy Patrick Johnson, son of Mr. & Mrs. Earl John
Johnson at a Nuptial Mass, September 15, 1968 in St. Anastasia Catholic
Church, West Westchester, Calif. The Reverend Alfred J. Kilp, S. J.,
Alumni Director, Loyola University officiated at the double ring cere-
The bride was escorted to the Altar by her father. Miss Karen Kas-
parian was Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids were Miss Jody Ridge and
Miss Deborah Dolim, her cousins; Miss Peggy Johnson, groom's sister:
Miss Sue Cleary and Miss Collette Ecker.
In the Bridegroom's party were: Steve Spraker, Best Man and Us-
hers, Terry Johnson, his brother; Mike Pruter, Tom Deacon, Mike Gage
and Dan M'athews. Jim and John Nash, cousins were the Altar boys.
Following the ceremony a Champagne buffet luncheon was held for
250 relatives and friends at the Los Angeles Air Force Station Officers'
Club. Guests included the Bride's Maternal and Paternal Grandparents,
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Ridge, Los Angeles and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dolim.
Vallejo, California and the Bridegroom's Maternal Grandfather, Mr.
William C. Curran, Sr., Los Angeles.
After a wedding trip to Santa Barbara and Carmel, the couple are
making their home in Inglewood. The new Mrs. Johnson and Mr. John-
sor graduated from St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey. Mrs.
Jolnson graduated from UCLA in March, 1968. Mr. Johnson completed
active duty with the Air Force, including a year in Vietnam, and is now
attending Loyola University.
Residing in Lake Worth, Fla. following a wedding trip to Nassau are
Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Scott Taft who exchanged vows August 17, in
St. Clare's Parish in North Palm Beach. The Rev. Anthony Merciega
The bride is the former Miss Laura Grace Colbert, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry V. Colbert, Sr. of 3773 Dunes Road, Lake Park, Fla.
formerly of Curundu, Canal Zone. Mr. Taft is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Barrett Lorado Taft of Maitland, formerly of Jupiter Inlet Colony.
Mrs. Elsa V. de Sarmiento, aunt of the bride, Panama City, Republic
of Panama was matron of honor. Miss Joan Riise of Riviera Beach and
Miss Nancy Joyner of Juno Beach were bridesmaids.
W. P'aul Richards of Jupiter served as best man. The bridegroom's
brothers, Barrett P. Taft of Madison Heights, Mich. and Cyrus W. Taft
of Maitland were ushers.
A reception was held at the V.F.W. Post 4143, Riviera Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Shedlock of Yardville ,New Jersey, announce the
marriage of their daughter Nancy Louise Shedlock to Roland Edwin
Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ellis of Levittown, Pa. on March 23rd, 1968.
They were united in marriage in the First Baptist Church, in Borden-
town, New Jersey. The reception was held in the church parlor, fol-
lowing the double ring ceremony. The bride's father gave her in mar-
Miss Colleen Donnelly was the maid of honor and the best man was
Jack Martin, brother-in-law of the groom. Bridesmaids were Linda
Shedlock, sister of the bride, Eileen Farrell and Emili Himm, the flower
girl was Lee Ann Martin, niece of the groom. The ushers were Roger
Shedlock, brother of the bride, Ralph Young and Thomas Himm.
The couple are residing in Levittown, Pa. following a honeymoon
in Bear Mountain, New York.
Miss Sharon Lee Tully and Francis Anthony Calci were wed Sept. 21
at the Church of thte Transfiguration. The Rev. E. J. Mulligan officiated
at the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Tully, Jr., 5524
52nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Calci, West War-
wick, R.I., are parents of the bridegroom.
The bride was born in Cristobal, Canal Zone. She is a graduate of
Dixie Hollins High School and Gulfport Beauty Academy. She is a cos-
metologist at Cathy Cramer's Beauty Salon.
The bridegroom was born in Providence, R.I. He is a graduate of
West Warwick High School and is serving in the U.S. Air Force.
The couple left on a trip to Rhode Island. They will make their
home 3308 56thI Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Linda Marcia Pulin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. Pulin,
Wilmette, Illinois, and William H. Dodson II, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Dodson, Atlanta, Georgia, were married August 30th, in Glencoe,
Illinois. The bride's parents gave a reception in Wilmette, Ill. before the
newlyweds left on a wedding trip.
The bride and groom are seniors at the University of South Florida,
Tampa, Florida, where the bride is a member of Delta Gamma sorority
and is listed in the 1968 Who's Who of American Colleges.
The groom was born in Ancon, Canal Zone. His grandparents are
Mrs. Mal L. Dodson and the late Mal L. Dodson, (Canal Old Timer),
Tampa, Florida, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Troland, Brandon, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Raver, 273 Dolphin Ave. S.E., have an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Anne, to Thomas Paul
Cooke III, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Cooke, Clearwater.
The bride-elect wa.s born in Yokosuka, Japan. She is a graduate of
St. Petersburg High School and Tomlinson Adult Education Center. She
is a student at St. Peterburg Junior College (SPJC) and is employed at
Sears, Roebuck Co.
The prospective bridegroom, born in the Panama Canal Zone, is a
graduate of Clearwater High School and SPJC. He is a junior at the
University of South Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Battle Hall, of Rome, Georgia, have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Judy Anne, to Mr. Roark Howard Sum-
merford, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Summerford, formerly of the Panama
Canal Zone, now residing in Cordele, Georgia.
Miss Diane Ruth Brown became the bride of Mr. Eugene William
Linfors in a candlelight ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Luke, Ancon,
August 10, Dean Mainert J. Peterson officiated at the double ring cere-
mony. The candles were lighted by two of the bride's brothers, Brian
and Davin Brown, who are acolytes at the Cathedral.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Albrook Officers
Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lindfors, Puerto Rico,
Mrs. Gunner Lindfors, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Nils Lindfors II, Balti-
more, Md., and Mr. James Brown, Houston, Texas.
After a trip to the States through Central America and Mexico, the
couple will live in Durham, N.C., where the bridegroom is a medical stu-
dent at Duke University.
Miss Donna Lynn Estes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Estes
of Memphis, Tennessee, was married to Peter James Richard, son of
Mrs. Owen L. Richard and the late Mr. Richard of Panama, September
14 in Memphis.
The Rev. Thomas Hutson performed the nuptial eucharist ceremony
in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Georgian Drive in Memphis. A recep-
tion followed at the Officers Club on the U.S. Naval Base in Memphis.
The couple went to Panama for their honeymoon and plan to make
their home in Jacksonville, Florida, where the bridegroom is stationed
with the U.S. Navy.
Miss Rosanne Miller, daughter of Mrs. Lauren W. Miller and the
late Mr. Miller of Waldron, Indiana, and Lt. Richjard A. Zirkman, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Waldeman R. Zirkman of New York City were married
on August 3 in Waldron.
The bride is a graduate of Waldron High School and of Ball State
University. Lt. Zirkman is a graduate of Balboa High School and re-
ceived his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music. from Ball State.
He is currently serving with the U.S. Air Force in Los Angeles, Calif.
The young couple is residing at 3335 Artesia Blvd., Torrance, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Rosemond of El Paso, Texas, have announced the en-
gagement of their daughter, Leonor, to Warren D. Marquand, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Marquand of Margarita, Canal Zone.
Miss Rosemond attended Yoleta High School in El Paso. She is pre-
sently employed at Fed-Mart in San Diego.
Mr. Marquand was graduated from Cristobal High School and the
University of Houston. He is presently stationed with the U.S. Army
Miss Myra Nichols became the bride of Joseph Lee Cone, Jr. Aug.
17 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Gulfport. The Rev. Frank P Goodman
officiated at the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Richard G. Nichols, 5029 77th St.
N., and the late Lt. Richard G. Nichols. (C. Z. Police) The bridegroom is
the son of M.Sgt. and Mrs. Joseph Lee Cone, Columbus, Ga.
A reception was held in the church social hall.
The bride, born in Charlotte, N.C., is a graduate of Dixie Hollins
High School and attended St. Petersburg Junior College. Shie was grad-
uated from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Miami, and is
employed at North Miami General Hospital.
The bridegroom, born in Pensacola, was graduated from Bradwell
Institute, and served four years in the U.S. Army.
After a trip to Miami Beach the couple will live in North Miami.
Mary Frances O'Donnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. O'Don-
nell, Jr., of Margarita became the bride of James Anthony Ceraul June
1, at St. Elizabeth's Church, Pen Argyl, Penna. The double ring cere-
mony was performed by the Rev. Charles M. Shanley, C. M. of Holy
Family Church, Margarita. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Ceraul of Pen Argyl.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the
Mont Bethel Fire Hall, Mt. Bethel, Penna.
The bride was graduated from Cristobal High School and the Stronds-
burg School of Cosmetology. She is employed at the Mack Printing Co.,
Mr. Ceraul was graduated from Pen Argyl High School, served two
years in the Army and is presently employed at Harvey G. Dietrich
Following a trip to Bermuda the couple are now residing in Pen
Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Watts of Cardenas Village, Canal Zone have
announced the engagement of their daughter, Bernice, to Dick Clark, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Clark of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
The future bride is a graduate of Bob Jones Academy Greenville,
South Carolina, and is presently a Sophomore at New Mexico Highlands
University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Mr. Clark is a graduate of Robertson High School in Las Vegas, and
is also a Sophomore at New Mexico Highlands University with a psycho-
In a double ring ceremony September 4 at 6 p.m., Miss Florence
Allen became the bride of Jerry Mann. The ceremony, which took place
at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Balboa, Canal Zone, was performed by
the Rev. Stephen J. Strouse, C. M.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Allen of Dune-
din, Florida and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Mann of Fort Amador.
A reception was held at the Albrook Officers' Club. The bride's book
was kept by Mrs. Paul Whitlock, Miss Jean Whitlock, and Mrs. Noel
Out of town guests from Dunedin, Florida, were the bride's parents,
Mrs. Florence Mallett, Mrs. Irene Stechin and Mrs. Wynne Mahaney.
The bridal couple will honeymoon in Europe and expect to be at
home in Houston, Texas, early in October.
Miss Mary Kathryn Bartlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.
Bartlett of Balboa, became the bride of Richard Ralph Schaefer August
10 at the National Shrine of St. Joseph, De Pere, Wisconsin.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Schaefer of May-
A wedding reception at Holiday Inn followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 1964 graduate of Balboa High School and of St. Nor-
bert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She is a member of Alpha Omicron
Pi Sorority and has been employed as a teacher.
Her husband is a 1967 graduate of St. Norbert College. He is a 2nd
lieutenant stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, Kansas where the
couple will reside following a wedding trip to Colorado.
The wedding of Miss Judith Ann Palumbo and Mr. Bruce Vaughan
Hicks was held at the First Christian Church of Trenton, ,Missouri August
10. The double-ring ceremony was performed 'by the Reverend Robert
William Gates, former minister at the Margarita Union Church of the
Canal Zone and now serving as a chaplain at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Miss Sara Palumbo, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor.
Mr. Luke T. Palumbo and Mr. James R. Palumbo, brothers of the
bride, served as best man and groomsman.
Following the wedding a reception was held at the Lakeview restau-
The young couple left on a wedding trip to Colorado, Las Vegas, and
then to their home in San Francisco, California.
The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luke C. Palumbo of Coco Solo.
Canal Zone, is a graduate of Cristobal High School. She graduated from
Northwest Missouri State College of Maryville, Missouri, in May. The
bride groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick F. Hicks of San Francisco,
California, served for three years in the United States Navy and was
stationed at Coco Solo, Canal Zone. He is a student of City College, San
Francisco. The parents of the bride groom attended the wedding.
The couple's temporary address is 338 Garces Drive, San Francisco,
Miss Sandra Ellen Weigle and Lt. John Charles Wainio were joined
in marriage at the Margarita Union Church August 2nd. The Reverend
Jim McClain officiated at the candlelight double-ring ceremony. Miss
Weigle is thie daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Weigle of Margarita,
Canal Zone. Lt. Wainio is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Wainio,
also of Margarita.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the
Breakers Club in Coco Solo.
The couple departed on their wedding trip to Jamaica. They will
reside in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
Mrs. Wainio was graduated from Cristobal High School and the
University of Southern Mississippi. Lt. Wainio was graduated from Bal-
boa Hight School and the University of North Carolina. He recently re-
turned home from a year's duty in Vietnam, with United States Marine
Guests from the States were Mrs. Rockhold, grandmother of the
groom; Mr. and Mrs. Schiffner and son; Mrs. Gretchen Melanson; Mrs.
Alice Smith and son; and Mr. and Mrs. Whyte, aunts and uncles of the
Stacia Ann Walsh, daughter of Captain and Mrs. James M. Walsh of
Margarita, Canal Zone became the bride of Paul Woodrow Morgan, Jr.,
July 30, at the First Presbyterian Church, Napa, California. The double-
ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Jones of the First
Baptist Church in Napa. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul W. Morgan of Balboa, Canal Zone.
Following thee ceremony, a reception was held in the Fireside Room
of the First Presbyterian Church.
After spending a month in the Canal Zone, the couple returned to
Nashville, Tennessee where they will both continue their graduate studies.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Michael of Los Rios have announced the
marriage of their daughter, Dianne Ruth, to Mr. Gust John Stenroos,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stenroos of New Rochelle, New York. The
wedding took place on August 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley,
Mrs. Stenroos is a graduate of Balboa High School and Dakota Wes-
leyan University. Mr. Stenroos is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan and
recently received his Master's degree from Colorado State College at
The couple is residing at No. Grove street, R.F.D., Rutland, Vermont
where Mr. Stenroos is employed as a teacher.
Miss Virginia Susan Seifert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F.
Seifert of Long Beach, California and Mr. James Clinton Carney, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton C. Carney, Jr. of Balboa, Canal Zone, exchanged
wedding vows before the altar of the Holy Innocents Church in Long
Beach, California, August 17. The Rev. Fr. Charles Caruana, S. J. offici-
ated at the wedding mass and double ring ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the
home of the bride's parents.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Canal Zone schools and received his
B.A. degree from California State College at Long Beach.
The couple, whp are residing at 260 Nevada Street No. 6, Long Beach,
California, plan to visit bridegroom's parents in Balboa at Christmas.
Upon their return from a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., Mr. and
Mrs. James Hartford Johnson are making their home in the York Manor
Apartments, Port Arthur, Texas. Before her marriage Oct. 26, in St.
James Catholic Clhurch, the bride was Miss Margaret Mary Begnaud,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Begnaud, 4036 Sixth. Capt.
and Mrs. Howard Johnson of St. Petersburg, Fla., are parents of the
The Rev. John King Brousard officiated at the ceremony.
Officers of the U.S. Coast Guard ,erved as ushers and formed the
A reception was held in York Manor Parlor.
Captain and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Rancho Bernaldo, California, aunt
and uncle of the bridegrom, his parents and Captain and Mrs. Henry
Falk, St. Petersburg, Florida, attended the wedding.
The young couple are at home to their many friends at York Manor
Apts. 228, 4001 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur. Texas 77640. ED.
Miss Ann Carey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Carey of Cu-
rundu, Canal Zone and Bruce Martin Homa, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
William Homa of Miami, Florida and Gamboa were married August 15 at
the Fort Clayton Chapel.
A reception was held at the Fort Clayton Officers' Club.
In charge of the bride's book were Miss Teena Boostrom and Dean
Homa, the bridegroom's brother.
Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Miami, Florida
the young couple are living at 5019 Calhoun St., Apt. 154, Houston, Texas.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Homa are graduates of Balboa High School and the
bridegroom is a second year student at the University of Houston.
Miss Josephine MacCallum Kircher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles E. Kircher of Detroit, Michigan became the bride of Cyrus
William Field, Jr. at Our Lady Queen of Hope Church in Detroit, August
30. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph Conroy. The
bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus W. Field of Margarita, C.Z.
A reception and dinner was held at the Detroit Yacht Club.
The bride attended Maryville College in St. Louis, Mo. She has
taught in te1 Lindberg School System in St. Louis County and in Bre-
vard County Florida.
The bridegroom, who attended the University of Missouri at Rolla,
is employed by Boeing Company.
Following a wedding trip to Florida the couple will reside at Merritt
Out-of-town guests at the wedding included the bridegroom's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Wm. Field of Margarita, C.Z.
Frances Marie Stabler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stabler, of
Balboa was married, August 9th, to Ronald George Meyer, son of Mrs.
John McDowell, of Balboa and Mr. George Meyer of Elmsford, New
York. The double ring, candlelight ceremony took place at the Sacred
Heart Chapel, Ancon with the Reverend Father Stephen Strouse offici-
A reception was held at the Albrook Officers' Club.
Mrs. Ronald Meyer graduated from Balboa High School 1968. Mr.
Meyer graduated from Balboa Highi School 1964, attended C.Z. College
and is currently employed with the Panama Canal Co. as an electrical
apprentice. Following an extended trip to New York and Texas the
couple will reside in Diablo, C.Z.
Miss Genell Hatten, daughter of Mrs. Fanny Alvarez Hatten of Los
Rios received her M. A. degree in Languages at Louisiana State Univer-
sity, Baton Rouge early this month and on the same day became the
bride of Linn Gamblin. The couple resided in Baton Rouge until late fall
when Mr. Gamblin, an electronics engineer, was transferred to the head
offices of his firm in New Orleans.
Mrs. Hatten returned recently after attending her daughter's gradua-
tion 'and wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ross Cunningham, St. Petersburg, Florida, announce
the marriage of their daughter, Linda Sue to Mr. James A. Walker,
Clearwater, Florida in the Charlton Methodist Church, the fifteenth of
August, 1968, Charlton, Mass. The young couple are at home at Apt.
203, 650 Pinellas Point Drive South, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Miss Mary L. Lerchen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lerchen,
Caracas, Venezuela became the bride of Mr. Heinrich Moser, Junior the
8th of June, 1968 at the Church of the Nativety Menlo Park, California.
A reception followed immediately at Tan House.
The bride is a graduate of Nursing from Stanford University, Palo
Alto, California and is working in Los Angeles.
Her parents attended the wedding and her brother Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Lerchen from Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. John Chmiel, St. Petersburg, Fla. has announced the
engagement of their daughter Theresa May to Dennis MVI. Tully, son of
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Tully, Jr. St. Petersburg, Fla.
Miss Chmiel is a graduate of Dixie Hollins High School and St. Pet-
ersburg Jr. College. She is employed as a legal secretary for Robert
McNulty Law Firm.
Mr. Tully was born in Margarita, attended the Canal Zone Schools
and graduated from Dixie Hollins. He served in the United States Air
Force and is employed by General Telephone in St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Morales of Diablo Heights, C.Z. announce the
marriage of their daughter, Jeanette Irene, to Victor Wayne Oliver. He
is the son of (Major and Mrs. Ernest W. Oliver who reside in Ancon, C.Z.
The couple was married in Waco, Texas on the 12th of July.
Both the bride and groom graduated from Balboa High School and
have been attending colleges in Texas. They plan to continue their
education at the University of Maryland next fall.
Miss Freddieann Gallardo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos A. Gal-
lardo of Panama, and Mr. A. Grover Matheney, were married on Sep-
tember 7 at the Santuario Nacional in Panama City. The bridegroom
is the son of Mrs. Blanch A. Todd of Panama City and Mr. 0. Matheney
A reception was held at Fort Amador Officers' Open Mess.
Miss Elenn Matheney, sister of the bridegroom cut the cake and Mrs.
Maritza Phebus took care of the guest book.
Following a wedding trip to California the couple will reside in
Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Angus G. Matheney, grandmother of
the groom, Mrs. Marceline Rice and Mr. Landis C. Major.
The marriage of Miss Roberta Lynn Paterson, daughter of Mrs.
Roberta J. Paterson, and Ensign Gordon C. Reif, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gordon C. Reif, Margarita, was solemnized August 2, at the U.S. Naval
Chliapel, Pensacola, Florida. Father Gately officiated at the double ring
A reception followed in the Town House Hotel.
Following a short wedding trip the couple will reside in Pensacola,
Out of town guests included Mrs. Roberta J. Paterson and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Reif and son, and Miss Jennie Johannes, aunt
of the bride, all of the Canal Zone.
Miss Renata Rose Witt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Snyder, Bay
Village, Ohio, was married to Lieutenant Walter A. Dryja, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter A. Dryja, Balboa Heights, on July 6. The ceremony took
place at Zion Lutheran Church, Cleveland, with the Rev. C. T. Schuknecht
The best man was the bridegroom's brother, Robert A. Dryja, who
attends Tulane University, New Orleans. Ushers were Arnold Berke
and Thaddeus Dryja of Cleveland.
The bride and bridegroom are graduates of Ohio State University.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Dryja are residing in Colorado Springs, Colo-
rado. Lt. Dryja is stationed with the Army at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Mrs. Blanche A. Todd of Campo Alegre announces the engagement
of her daughter, Ellen Rowland Matheney, to Mr. Landis Carlisle Major,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Major of Honolulu, Hawaii. Miss Matheney
is also the daughter of Angus Oliver Matheney of Canada.
Miss Matheney is a graduate of Kent Place School, Southern Metho-
dist University and Pan Am Stewardess College; and is presently a Pan
American World Airways stewardess based in Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Major is a graduate of Punahou School and a senior at the Art
Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California.
Miss Matheney is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Adler of Campo Alegre, and Mrs. Jessie A. Matheney of St. Petersburg,
Florida and the late Mr. Angus Grover Matheney.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy B. Wilson, Jr., Diablo Heights, C. Z., announce
the marriage of their daughter, Janice Marie, to Sp. 4 George J. Booth,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Booth, Sr., Margarita, C.Z.
Rev. J. R Brabhiam heard the vows in Pleasant Hill Methodist
Church, Fort Mill, South Carolina, on June 30.
The bride and bridegroom both received their education in the
Canal Zone. At the time of her marriage the bride was employed by
Belk Services Co. in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Booth is serving with the United
States Army at Redstone Arsonal, Ala. The couple will be at home,
2505 Fantasia Drive, Apartment 7-C, Huntsville, Ala. 35805.
Fifty guests attended, including the bride's sister, Mrs. Thomas
Mallia, Diablo Heights, also Mr. and Mrs. George J. Booth, Sr., sister
Patricia and brother Richard all of Margarita, C.Z.
Miss Evelyn Katherine Engel and Mr. John Frederick Oster were
married in thle Chapel of the Cathedral of Saint Luke, Ancon, Canal
Zone, July 27. The Reverend John B. Fields officiated. Following the
ceremony a reception was held.
Mr. and Mrs. Oster left for the United States in October for a brief
visit and then travel to the Far East and Hawaii before returning to the
Isthmus in January.
Miss Priscilla Dale Gosset, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Wright Gossett, of Athens, Alabama, was married to Archie Benjamin
Carroll, Jr., Balboa, Canal Zone, June 9, in the First Presbyterian
Church of Athens. The Rev. Oddvar Berg officiated at the double ring
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gustafson announce the engagement of their
daughter, Valerie Ruth, to Donald Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
K. Adams of Diablo Heights. Miss Gustafson is a 1968 graduate of
Balboa High School. Mr. Adams was graduated from Balboa High
School in 1967, and presently has an apprenticeship with the Army as
an interior electrician.
Miss Cheryl Darlene Buckler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe T.
Buckler, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, became the bride of Francisco Martin,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Martin of Gamboa, Canal Zone July 22,
at St. Andrew's Chlurch in Sierra Vista. The Rev. Fr. O'Shawnassee
Following a wedding trip to the Canal Zone, the young couple will
make their home in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Mr. and Mrs. James Otis Catron of Aiken, S. C., formerly of the
Canal Zone, announce the engagement of their daughter, Penny L.
Catron to Lt. (jg) Joe Lotterhos, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lotterhos
of New Orleans, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome V. Schoch have announced the marriage of
their daughter Vicki Lyn Schoch to James Thurmond Napier, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thurmond W. Napier of Balboa, Canal Zone. The cere-
mony was performed on August 6 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Napier are graduates of Balboa High School and
attended the Canal Zone College. The couple will reside in Daytona
Miss Linda Susan Stone and Lt. Keith M. McLeod were married
October 19, 1968 in Alexandria, Va. with the Reverend William E.
Lt. McLeod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. McLeod, Paulan, Ga.,
attended Canal Zone schools and recently returned from Viet Nam.
Miss Stone is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Eugene Stone, Camp
The bridegroom's sister, Mrs. Tom Lampee, Atlanta, Ga., was the
matron of honor and his brother, Captain Frank McLeod, Craig AFB,
Ala. was the best man and soloist. The parents and grandparents of
the bride and bridegroom were honored guests. A reception followed
Lt. and Mrs. McLeod are making their home in Atlanta, Ga., where
he is stationed at Fort McPherson.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael Dixon (Gail Tully) Miami, Fla. an-
nounce the birth of their first child, a son, Michael Patrick, on October
15. Maternal Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George A. Tully, Jr. (Char-
lotte Randall) formerly of the Canal Zone, now St. Petersburg, Fla.
Paternal Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George A. Tully, Sr. St. Peters-
burg, Fla. and Mrs. Robert E. Randall, formerly of the Canal Zone,
now Tampa, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Irwin, Houston, Texas, announce the arrival
of a son, Leland Marshall, September 30, 1968. Mrs. Hattie Bell Marshall
is the paternal grandmother and is there with the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson, St. Petersburg, Fla., announce the
birth of a son, John Todd, September 20th, 1968. The maternal grand-
mother is Mrs. Alice Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill C. Winford of Balboa, Canal Zone, announce the
birth of their first child, a son, Bill Charles on October 21, at Gorgas
Hospital. Mrs. Winford is the former Marcia J. Dubbs, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles A. Dubbs, of Los Rios, Canal Zone. Paternal grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Winford of Jonesboro, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Reece of Bloomington, Indiana an-
nounce the birth of their second son, Andrew Scott Reece, October 9,
1968. Perternal grandparents are the Roy D. Reeces of St. Petersburg,
Florida and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Elliot
of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wennberg Camas, Washington, announce the
birth of their second daughter, Dana Leigh, September 6, 1968. Mrs.
Wennberg is the former Beth Kennedy, daughter of Roy and Dorothy
Kennedy of Englewood, Colorado. Dorothy spent a week with the Wenn-
bergs when the baby arrived.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cotton of Diablo announce the birth of their
second child and first daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Cotton, on July 28,
at Gorgas Hospital.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Preston M. Trim, Jr., of
Diablo. Maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Preston Trim,
Sr., of Diablo and Mrs. Carrie Trim of Lake Privince, La., is a maternal
Mrs. Wendell G. Cotten of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the paternal
grandmother. Mrs. Ernest Cotton of Balboa is the paternal great grand-
mother and the late Mrs. Charles Cotton of Hendersonville, N. C. the
SFC and Mrs. Orville L. Price, announce the birth of their first child,
a son, Michael Thomas, on September 29, at Gorgas Hospital, Canal Zone.
Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Grayce L. Nadeau, and maternal
great-grandmother is Mrs. Grayce H. Gravatt, Balboa.
Paternal grandfather is Mr. Walter 0. Price of Abilene, Texas.
SFC Price is presently stationed with the US Army in Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Francis Sander of Wilmington, Illinois an-
nounce the birth of their third child and second daughter, Brooke Ellen,
on September 2, in Wilmington.
Sharing honors as grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett E. Ermish
of Wilmington, formerly of Fort Clayton, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sander
of Coco del Mar, Panama.
The Harold Sanders returned to the Isthmus recently following a
visit with their son and daughter-in-law and other relatives in the States.
Mr. and Mrs. Worden E. French, Jr., of Toms River, New Jersey,
announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Malena Marie, born
Tuesday, August 20, in the Paul Kimball Hospital, Lakewood, New
Jersey. Mrs. French is the former Drucilla DePiper.
Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Harry P. DePiper of Gamboa,
Canal Zone. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Worden E. French
of La Boca. Mrs. Ann Stanfield of Brooklyn, New York, and Mrs. Ernest
C. Cotton of La Boca are the great-grandmothers.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Herrmann of Florence, Kentucky announce
the birth of a son, Deric James, on September 7, 1968. Mrs. Herrmann
is the former Betty Joyce Boatwright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
J. Boatwright, Sr., of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone. Mr. Raymond Herr-
mann, Sr. and the late Mrs. Herrmann of Florence, Kentucky, are
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Schmidt, of Corozal announce the birth of their
first child, a daughter, Cherryl Lynn, on August 23 at Gorgas Hospital.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. A. Booth of
Diablo Heights and the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Schmidt of Pasadena, Maryland.
Major and Mrs, Henry A. Pridgen of Tampa, Florida, announce
the birth of a son, Henry Albert, on August 24. Mrs. Pridgen is the
former Gay Edwards, daughter of Mrs. Russell A. Edwards. Major
Pridgen is serving in Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Preston) F. W. Olesek, Oakland, California,
announce the arrival of a son Frederick Wells, Jr., April 28, 1968.
Maternal grandmother is Alice Boyd Preston, Portland, Me.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Preston III, Burlington, Mass. announce
the arrival of a daughter, Tania Blythe, September 22, 1968. Maternal
grandmother is Alire Boyd Preston, Portland, Maine.
Mr. John Dillon, S. Weymouthb, Mass., wrote that Mr. Hugh Giblin
is now Inspector for the Maritime Commission. Helen Dillon is a student
at Graham Jr. College, Boston, and Frances Dillon is Secretary to the
Executive Director of Boys Club, Trenton, New Jersey. Helen plans
spending Christmas on the Zone.
Captain and Mrs. R. C. Sergeant, St. Petersburg, Florida, had as
guests their daughter Kay, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nifong, Winston,
Salem, North Carolina.
Captain and Mrs. Howard Johnson, St. Petersburg, Florida, had as
guests h1s brother, Captain and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Rancho Bernado,
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Collinge, St. Petersburg, Florida, had their
daughter Joyce, and family as guests, Mr. and Mrs. Garry Minke, David
and Jennifer, Columbia, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pettingill spent several days in St. Petersburg,
Florida, visiting several old time friends. They are at home to their
many friends in Coral Ridge Towers, Apt. 1411, 3233 N.E. 34th St.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33308.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lockridge, St. Petersurg, Fla. had as guests their
daughter, Beth and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huls and four children,
North Palm Beach, Fla. for the Thanksgiving week end. Mr. and Mrs.
Carrol Lockridge, Los Angeles, Calif. who attended the Olympics in
Mexico with a 101 trailer caravan were also their guests. The C. 0.
Lockridges visited on the Zone a few times.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jones spent some time in Maine with his sisters
and later were guests of their daughter Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. John
Hey, and children in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Cooper are at home to their many friends at
3551, 17th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33713.
Mr. Leo Lesiak, father of Robert Lesiak, Balboa, Canal Zone is
spending some time with friends in St. Petersburg, Fla.
T/Sgt. Wm. D. Burns and Mrs. Burns (Agnes Dube) are stationed
at Hickman AFB in Honolulu, Hawaii and would like very much to have
friends look them up.
A large picture of Roy Walston, St. Petersburg, Fla. appeared in the
Goodwill publication with the following. ED.
Arthritis and a frozen hip doesn't stop Roy Walston, Goodwill's
Handicapped Worker for the Year, from doing a first class job repairing
lamps and small appliances. A veteran employee in the Panama Canal
Zone, Roy's hobby is creating colorful birds, flowers and animals from
Florida sea shells.
Bob Worsley visited relatives in Greenville, N. C. the last week of
October after attending the annual Regional Six meeting of Boy Scouts
of America at Atlanta. He is recovering nicely after a near fatal acci-
dent in August when he was hit by a car while crossing a busy street in
Panama. He spent many weeks in a Panma hospital and is very happy
that he is now able to get back into his busy and active life-he is still
carrying on his shopping business in Panama.
Last June there was a reunion of the Lundy family in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Hosts for the gathering were J. Leroy and Joan (Horter)
Lundy and their three daughters, Jan, Chris and Kay.
Attending the reunion were Wm. E. and Opal F. Lundy of Hatties-
burg, Miss.; Opal Earle (Lundy) and Philip Houghton and their children,
Rima and Eugene, of Denver, Colorado; Elizabeth (Lundy) and Luther
E. Davis, and Elizabeth's children, Bettie, Lester and Billie pf the Canal
Zone. This is the only time that the Lundys, their three children and
eight grandchildren have been together.
All of the above, except the three children of Leroy and Joan, have
lived on the Canal Zone. At the time of his retirement Mr. Lundy was
Asst. Treasurer of the Panama Canal Company. Philip Houghton was
for six years Educational Advisor to the Armed Forces on the Zone.
Leroy and Joan, Opal Earle and Libby grew up and attended school there.
Until his sudden death in July, Luther Davis was employed with the
Pacific Locks Division.
At present Wm. E. and Opal are living quietly in Hattiesburg, Miss.;
Opal Earle is teaching in the Denver School System; Philip is Curricu-
lum Writer for the Title Three Program; Elizabeth works at the Pacific
Locks Division at Perde Miguel, and Leroy is a Vice President and mem-
ber of the Board of Directors of K M S Industries in Ann Arbor.
Jim Dykes, who attended C.Z. Schools 1950-1961 and received a B.A.
from the University of N. C. Chapel Hill in 1967, will graduate from U.S.
Air Force Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on Novem-
ber 6th, 1968.
Betsy Dykes, who graduated from Balboa High School in 1961 and
Agnes Scott College in 1965, is working for Pan American World Airways
and living at 345 East 81st St., Apt. 7-L, New York City.
Jim and Betsy are children of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dykes for-
merly of Curundu Heights, C.Z., who now live in the Town House, Chapel
Hill, N. C.
Lt. Colonel and Mrs. Milton Frank Callero (nee) Nancy Gibson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Gibson, Reston, Virginia are living
in Brasilia, Brazil, where Col. Callero is the United States Military At-
tache in that city. He is the first foreign military attache to be assigned
to the new capital. The Calleros arrived in Brazil last May and will be
stationed there 3 years. Thus far, this assignment has involved being
guests 'at several receptions the President and Mrs .Costa e Silva, of
Brazil, have given for the visiting President of Chile and the visiting
Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth.
Col. Callero is nearing completion of his Doctorate of Philosophy
Degree from American University, Washington, D.C.
The Calleros have two children, a son, Lance Fielding, and a daugh-
ter, Tan'a Elizabeth.
Canal Zone Police Lt. Robert A. Engelke has been selected for pro-
motion to Assistant District Police Commander, Balboa Central Station.
He has been inspector, Lieutenant and supervisory training officer
in the Canal Zone Police Division at police headquarters in the Civil
Affairs Building since January 17, 1965.
Lieutenant Engelke, who hbas been with the Police Division since
December 3, 1948, is a third generation resident of the Canal Zone. Both
his grandfathers worked for the Canal organization. His paternal grand-
fathier, Harry Engelke, was a machinist in the Industrial Division. His
maternal grandfather, George Graff, was Governor's investigator in the
Administration Building. His father, Robert A. Engelke, was administra-
tive assistant in the Dredging Division.
He was born in Ancon and attended the Balboa schools, graduating
from Balboa High School in the Class of 1945.
Lieutenant Engelke is married and his wife, (Haines), is employed at
G-4, Headquarters Building, Fort Amador. They are the parents of five
children: Robert Jon, who is in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Myers,
Va.; Kathleen, a student at Jones College, Jacksonville, Fla.; Sue, who
is entering Jones College this fall; Margaret and Thomas,, students at
Balboa High School.
Balboa Postmaster David C. Rose has been named as the new Direc-
tor of Posts in the Canal Zone, succeeding the late Robert S. Herr.
Rose was born in Ancon, the son of Col. and Mrs. Charles E. Rose.
His father played a prominent part in the completion of the Panama
Canal, supervising the blowing up of Gamboa dike which united the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Rose attended Canal Zone schools and was graduated from St. Ber-
nard College, Cullman, Ala.
He entered the Canal Zone Postal Service in March 1937, starting
work on the Panama Railroad trains as railway mailclerk. At that time
there were no mailtrucks and the mail for each Canal town was dropped
off and picked up at the town's station.
Mrs. Rose holds a position as nurse supervisor at Gorgas Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Rose have six children: Beth and Charlene, who are
attending Canal Zone College; Kathy, a student at Loyola University, New
Orleans; and Eileen, Michael and Sheila, who are attending Canal Zone
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mills and their young son Mark, have arrived
to visit Mrs. Mills parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Van Der Dijs of El
Cangrejo. The Mills are making their home in Florida where Mr. Mills
is employed at Cape Kennedy. Mrs. Mills is the former Miss Shirley
Van Der Dijs.
The Canal Zone and Panama Branch of the National League of
American Pen Women elected Mrs. Russell C. Meissner as president
and Mrs. William W. Spencer, state president, for 1968-70 at the annual
meeting held at the Tivoli Guest House.
The other officers are; Mrs. D. R. Harned, first vice president; Mrs.
Paul M. Runnestrand, second vice president; Mrs. Oliver H. Hendrickson,
treasurer; and Mrs. Frederick G. Hardenbrook, secretary.
Governor Leber has issued the following statement to the Panama
"The fact that the Panama Canal has continued to operate efficiently
through the present political crisis in Panama and despite the unusually
high rate of absenteeism due to illness, is a credit to all our employees,
U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.
"I am deeply grateful to all of you who have set personal considera-
tions aside and redoubled your efforts to make this possible.
"It proves once again that the 15.000 men and women who operate
this vital waterway are fully aware of the great responsibility which
rests upon us as an international utility.
"Many thanks to all of you."
Mr. and Mrs. Randall H. Ford of St. Petersburg visited two weeks
with the Reverend and Mrs. Malcolm L. Foster (Marilyn Ford) and two
sons in Southampton, Long Island and while there made a trip through
the New England states. Reverend Foster is Rector of St. John's Epis-
copal Church in Southampton.
The following was written by Mr. D. P. Howe-Hendersonville,
N. C., Ed.
We are making plans to visit the Zone for the winter and expect to
leave about the 7th of Oct., stop a few days in Miami to visit the youngest
son and family, then about the 20th of Oct. to leave for thle Zone.
We were both very ill last winter as soon as the cold weather came,
so we are going to try and avoid it this year.
The following was written by Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Capps-Ed.
We are ready to enjoy our retirement now that Dick has retired from
railroad work in Boone, Iowa. The Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern
R.R. for which he worked sold to the Chicago and Northwestern R.R.
and closed this point in all departments.
Jim and Julie Boukalis of Balboa, C.Z. with their 3 children, Bob,
Cynthia and Kenny spent a week in August with Mrs, Lewis W. Barker
(Jean), Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob remained with Mrs. Barker until
school started for him at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana,
where he is a Junior.
Miss Sarah Runnestrand, daughter of the Panama Canal Executive
Secretary and Mrs. Paul Runnestrand, will spend her third year of col-
lege at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London,
England, where she will major in political science.
A 1966 graduate of Balboa High School, Miss Runnestrand has been
enrolled for the past two years in the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane
University in New Orleans where she was on the dean's list both years.
The year of study in London is part of the Junior Year Abroad Program
of Sophie Newcomb. She left the Canal Zone in August for the United
States and sailed from New York for England September 6 aboard the
SS United States.
Miss Naomi G. Litvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Litvin of
Ancon and a 1968 graduate of Hastings College of Law at the University
of California in San Francisco, is one of 29 graduates to be named to
life-time 'membership in the Order of the Coif, a national legal scholar-
ship society which includes those members of the senior class who have
attained a high degree of scholastic distinction.
The following was written by Mrs. John A. Mallahan and was re-
ceived too late for the September Record-Ed.
As former Zonians, we take great delight in keeping up with the news
of ex-Zonians who are now in the States, and in this connection would
like to advise you of our latest happenings.
After having lived in the Zone for ten years where my husband
worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (we lived right next to the
JWB), we were transferred to Beaumont, Texas, in July of 1966. We
were enjoying our comfortable home there and beginning to feel like
Texans when, this past June, my husband was transferred to this city
where he is now the Principal Surveyor for his company for the port of
New Orleans. At the moment we are living temporarily in an apart-
ment in New Orleans, Louisiana, while I have the time-consuming, and
sometimes disheartening, job of finding a suitable house or apartment
Our three sons remain Texans however and will continue at their
respective Texas universities. Our oldest son, Donald, returned in the
fall to Lamar State College in Beaumont, and our twin sons, Richard and
Robert, returned as sophomores to Texas A&M University at College
Station, Texas. Our daughter, Melinda, teaches Spanishl and French in
a high school in Richmond, Virginia. Until the military service makes
a decisive turn in their lives, Melinda and David (Mr. and Mrs. David
J. Hunt) are living at 469 Westover Hills Blvd., Richmond, Virginia 23225.
My husband and I would be so happy to see or hear from any of
our friends when they come to, or go through, New Orleans.
George Loudon of North Syracuse, New York has retired from the
U.S. Federal Service after nearly 42 years with the Army Air Corps and
U.S. Air Force. Recently Major General Joseph L. Dickman, Com-
mander, 1st Air Force honored Mr. Loudon with a farewell ceremony
and a certificate of service. The ceremony was held at Stewart Air
Force Base, New York. General Dickman said Mr. Loudon's long faith-
ful service and special contribution in the field of safety, in which he has
served for the past 24 years, were a credit and honor to himself and the
While serving in Panama in 1940 Mr. Loudon married Miss Marie
T. Helstedt of Bergen, North Dakota. They have two children, Mrs.
Brian Keith Lewis of Constantia, New York and PFC George Wallace
Loudon now serving with the U.S. Army in Germany. They have one
grandchild, Scott Eric Lewis.
Mrs. Gilbert Davis, Azalea, Oregon, who takes color pictures for
the MAIL, Myrtle Creek, Oregon recently received an award certificate
on her contributions to a book entitled "An Insulator Book For Collec-
tors." Her photograph was featured in the Mail.
Mr. and Mrs. Lois Haseman, Jacksonville, Florida, spent several
months visiting, with a first stop with their daughter Helen and family,
National City. They visited Judge and Mrs. Tatalmen; Mr. and Mrs.
Moises De La Pena: and Mrs. Josie Burgoon; their daughter Reenie and
husband Oildale, California: with Mrs. Jo King (Gladys Brown), Lincoln,
Nebraska; the P. W. Gardners, Wyoming, Delaware and finally spent
time with their daughter Gayle and family, Oxon Hill, Maryland. While
there Ray Schneider and Ann Knapp paid them a surprise visit.
Mrs. Virginia (Patsy Ryan) Hunter, Curundu, C.Z. writes that she
has three sons, Taylor who resides in Denver, Colorado; Fred, who is
married and he and his wife recently were graduated from Washburn
University and reside in Topeka, Kansas. Her son Bill is in the USAF.
Mrs. Lista Daniels and Bob, Dallas, Texas spent a vacation in San
Diego, Monterey, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Selby, Phoenix, Arizona and Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Corn, Wawona, California spent a month in Hawaii. Carolyn Corn is a
student at the University of Hawaii.
Mr. Herb Boetto coaches at the Glendale, Arizona Junior College
whose baseball team recently won the National Junior College AA Base-
ball Championship in Grand Junction, Colorado. Mrs. Boetto is the
former Betty Wilkinson and Mr. Boetto will be remembered as a pro-
fessional baseball player, who was stationed at Albrook, C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Buckley are at home to their many friends at
Coral Ridge Towers, Apt. 505, 3333 N.E. 34th St., Fort Lauderdale,
Captain and Mrs. E. G. Abbott, St. Petersburg, Florida were guests
of their son Major and Mrs. Richard Abbott, and children, Falls Church,
Va. Major Abbott returned from a year spent in Vietnam.
Mrs. Nina McMillan and Mrs. Geneva Stockham, St. Petersburg,
Florida spent a few days in the Bahamas.
Miss Mary Esslinger, Washington, D.C. was a guest of hier parents
Mr. 'and Mrs. Houston Esslinger, St. Petersburg, Florida.
First Lieutenant Katherine Rose Kirchmier, United States Air Force
Nurse Corps has completed her basic training at Sheppard Air Force
Base, Texas and is now on duty at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi,
Mississippi where she is a staff nurse in the hospital's Department of
Psychiatry. Lieutenant Kirchmier is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward T. Kirchmier, Sr. of Chesapeake, Va. Before entering the Air
Force in August she was a staff nurse at Portsmouth General Hospital,
Mary (Eleanor) Becker has retired from the Canal Zone and is living
with her daughter Bertha Jane and family the Milton E. Laws, Denver,
Colorado. The Laws have two daughters Valerie and Cathy. Mary
attended the American Legion Auxiliary Convention in New Orleans, La.
She is a Life Member of the Panama Canal Department, Unit No. 1,
While in New Orleans she was the guest of Ella Wertz; later visited her
brother John Latermann, New Jersey; the Carl Zeecks in Texas; and
spent two weeks with Nina Hansen, Miami, Florida.
The following article with a large picture of Alice Preston using a
dictaphone and typewriter appeared in the Portland Maine Evening
Mrs. Alice Preston of South Portland, is like many secretaries at
Union Mutual Life Insurance Co.-with' one exception. She is blind.
Using a six-volume braille "pocket" dictionary for assistance, she
spends most of her 37-hour working week transcribing letters.
She has been employed at the Forest Avenue medicare branch of the
company since December, after spending last summer at a rehabilitation
center in New York. There she learned braille and how to walk with1 a
cane. "For years I relied on someone's arm," she said.
Mrs. Preston began losing her sight as a child after she contracted
malaria in the Canal Zone where her father was an engineer.
At the time of her marriage, her eyesight was not impaired enough
to keep her from holding a civil service job. As her vision worsened,
however, she stopped working. She and her husband, the late Harry F.
Preston, Jr., next moved to Columbia, South America where Preston was
an engineer. She left there after the death of her husband in 1964 to live
with her sister, Mrs. R. G. Taylor, in Maine. She now lives at 11 Bay
View Ave., with her son, Boyd, a student at South Portland High School.
Speaking of her secretarial work, she said, "I hadn't hpad a job for
30 years." She loves her work and said the personnel have "been very,
very kind to me." Now totally blind, she attributes her "new life" to last
summer's rehabilitation program.
Branch supervisor David Murchison admitted he had doubts about
hiring Mrs. Preston but said he "now had absolutely no regrets."
Mrs. Preston, an attractive woman with a bright sense of humor,
"gets along with everyone," said an office friend.
Alice (Boyd) Preston, widow of Harry F. Preston, Jr. was born in
Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Boyd. Mrs. W. F. Bartholomew is her other sister. ED.
Three Canal Zone police officers have been assigned to new duties
in the Police Division following the promotion of Canal Zone Police Lt.
Robert A. Engelke to Assistant District Police Commander, Balboa
Lt. Charles C. Fears succeeded Lieutenant Engelke as Lieutenant
Inspector and supervisory training officer in Canal Zone Police Head-
quarters, Civil Affairs Building.
Lt. A. I. Hermanny has been assigned to duty at the Balboa Central
Police Station, succeeding Lieutenant Fears. Lt. D. Robert La Porta,
promoted from Sergeant, is assigned to duty station at Cristobal.
The following was written by Dot Kennedy, Inglewood, Colorado-
Roy and Dot Kennedy had a wonderful vacation during July with
different members of their family back East. They flew from Denver
to Philadelphia where they visited Olive (Kalar) and Len Krouse and
family, who went with them to Moscow, Pennsylvania for a visit with
Jean (Kalar) and Francis McAndrews. The only one of the Kalar girls
missing was Harriett. Roy's brother and family also came to Moscow
for the family get-together and everyone had a marvelous time. It had
been five years since the Kennedys had made the trip East and it was
wonderful to get reacquainted with all the nieces and nephews who had
grown up in the interim.
The Kennedys then flew to Charlotte, North Carolina, to visit Har-
riett (Kalar) and Mark McNeal. They all spent a week together at
Cherry Grove Beach, South Carolina, and the group was complete with
the McNeals' two married daughters and families, and Joanie, another
daughter who is still in high school. It was a thrill for the Kennedys to
be at the beach again and they couldn't get enough of that wonderful
salt air. Roy finally got his fill of playing golf for he played every day
(and sometimes twice a day) while at the beach.
Olive and Len Krouse and son, Stevie, enjoyed a cruise to Panama
and the Canal Zone in August. It was the first visit for Olive since she
left the Zone in 1942. They visited the San Blas Islands, toured El Valle
and Rio Mar, and went through the locks They are very grateful to
Hugh Norris who helped them make their travel arrangements while on
the Zone. While visiting in Panama City, Olive and Len saw many old
friends including Blanche (Matheney) Todd.
Lee Kennedy, son of Roy and Dorothy Kennedy of Englewood, Colo-
rado, graduated in June from the University of Colorado. He was ac-
cepted in VISTA and began his training at the University of Oregon,
Eugene, Oregon, the latter part of June. Upon completion of his training,
he was assigned to the Community Action Program in Albany, Oregon,
where he will be stationed for his year's tour of duty. His parents visited
him over the Labor Day weekend.
Two key promotions have been announced within the Division of
.Miss Margaret Gately, assistant professor and guidance counselor
at Canal Zone College, has been appointed Assistant Dean, and Ross E.
Anderson has become Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics
for U.S. citizen schools in the Canal Zone.
Miss Gately went to thle Canal Zone in 1957 as science teacher in
Cristobal High School, moving to Canal Zone College in 1960 as instruc-
tor in biology, and in 1964 became Dean of Women.
Anderson went to the Canal Zone in 1953 as a recreation supervisor
in Gatun. In 1958 he became head of the department of physical educa-
tion at Balboa High School and supervisor of the Balboa Gymnasium and
Anderson has degrees of bachelor of science and master of arts in
physical education from the State University of Iowa.
He holds a commission as colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and
served during World War II both in Europe and the Philippine Islands.
In his new position Anderson will coordinate the athletic programs
for all English-language schools in the Canal Zone and will supervise the
operation of swimming pools located in the Panama Canal U.S. citizen
communities. He also will provide professional guidance for the total
program of health and physical education in the U.S. citizen schools.
Dr. Lawrence E. Horine, who resigned as Supervisor of Physical
Education and Athletics is Associate Professor of Health and Physical
Education at Appalachian State University in Northl Carolina. He is
married to the former Mary Ellen Stacey.
The following was written by Betty (Searcy) Rathgaber-Ed.
During the summer we received cards and notes from Agnes Jamke
and Henry Brewerton telling about plans for the coming reunion.
August 24, the reunion date, finally arrived and we six-Ed and Jane
Curtis, Norin (Rathgaber) Lucas and son Keith, and Jack and I-started
The reunion was held at the hpme of Lt. Col. (retired) Henry and
Jean Brewerton at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York. They are very
close to West Point and we had the pleasure of driving through the
Point. Henry now works at New York Military Academy and a lot of us
got the two mixed up. We finally got straightened out and when we ar-
rived we found:
George and Catherine Lowe-Delaware
Walter and Harriet (Ottman) Jones-Virginia
August and Eleanor (Hammond) Schwinderman-New Jersey
Tom and Jewel Huff-Virginia
Mrs. Selma Huff-Virginia
Frank and Jean (Kalar) McAndrews-Pennsylvania
Jack and Grace (Jones) Carey-Michigan
Edward and Agnes (Tonneson) Jamke-New Jersey
Sam and Sara Rowley-Florida
Frank and Liz (Tonneson) Key-New Jersey
Betty Bigelow-New York
Bryan Duff-(and friend Mae Carr)-New York
Bill and Evelyn Michaelson-New York
After greetings and meeting the ones we didn't know, along came
Glen and Wilma (Reynolds) Kirkpatrick with Tede (Duff) Lyng, New
York. The last to arrive was Jack and Gloria Brown with children
Linda and Allen, New York.
We all had more greetings and talked over old and good times. Later
we were served a lovely buffet and some danced to Glen's piano playing.
Others still enjoyed visiting and reminiscing.
Hated to end our wonderful day by leaving but know all are looking
forward to next year's reunion. The tentative date has been set for
August 16 at Leonard and Olive (Kalar) Krouse's summer home in
Maryland on the Chesapeake.
If anyone would like to come to the next reunion, contact Agnes
Jamke, 24 Foster Rd., Tenafly, N. J. 07670.
See you next year.
,Mr. C. W. Kilbey, Aiken, South Carolina wrote the following. Ed.
My book "Panama Potpourri" can be ordered from Vantage Press,
Inc. 120 West 31st St., New York, N.Y. 1001. Price-$3.95.
I am forwarding with this letter an advance copy of the book about
which, I have been writing you-and which you have mentioned in your
Dorothy and John Everson are here for a week visiting Eve Gardner.
We are taking them and Eve to see the big lake north of us called "Clark
Hill Reservoir." It is 80 miles long and has a 1200-mile shoreline. Our
boat is kept at a marina there. It is 48 miles to the marina from our
house. Quite a ways to go to fish and boat, but worth it.
Mr. and Mrs. Howser and family, retired police officer from the
Atlantic side, moved into a house nearly across the street from us a
month or two ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Kapinos and daughter also moved into the house in
Crosland Park (where we all live on the edge of town) that they had
bought a couple of years ago. He is also an ex-police officer.
Mr. B. Hartley of Balboa dropped in for a visit some weeks ago. His
boyhood home is a small town in South Carolina about 25 miles from
here. He lost his wife last spring.
There is quite a colony of ex-C.Z. people here: Mr. and Mrs. J. 0.
Catron, Art Blythstone, Sr. and Jr. and families, Sandra Sellars, those
previously mentioned, a Mr. and Mrs. Carr-I think he worked for Cus-
toms, and possibly others I can't remember at the moment. Oh. yes,
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Priester, ex-Police; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Reichart,
ex-Army civilian from the C.Z.
Mrs. Martin Nickel, St. Petersburg, Fla. had as guests Mr. Roland
Casanova, Margarita, C.Z. Later Mr. and Mrs. (Marion Hutchinson)
Noble Phillips, Margarita, C.Z. spent some time with her.
ThIe following appeared on the Sports page of the St. Petersburg
Times. The Campbells guests were Mr. and Mrs. Hank Barlow, Cape
Coral, Fla. Mr. Campbell is working part time with a realtor. Ed.
Jack Campbell of Pasadena Golf Club Estates had some friends over
the other day. He encouraged them to do a little fishing from his dock
which is on a canal. The prize catch, however, went to Jack himself,
who caught, of all things, a well-barnacled golf ball.
Campbell said his friends didn't catch much but he personally had a
ball. This is also known as fishing in the "Golf of Mexico."
Mr. Wm. Gaines, Zephyrhills, Fla. sent the following-Ed.
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Gaines (Della & Bill) have returned from a
three months tour which included three weeks in Hawaii where they
visited their son Lt. Col. William H. Gaines, Jr., blis wife Lou Ellen
(Zent) Gaines and his son Bill III. While there they celebrated their
50th Wedding Anniversary with a champagne dinner at the Cannon Club
on Mount Diamond Head. Their daughter Betty and her husband Larry
Bartholomew flew down from Seattle, Washington for the celebration
and a weeks visit. Della and Bill flew to Seattle to visit Betty and her
family for two months. They made one side trip for a weeks visit with
Clare and Louise Comins in Silverton, Oregon. During their stay in
Seattle they attended a birthday dinner given by Bud and Gerry Wahl
from the Canal Zone for their daughter-in-law Elanor who with her hfus-
band reside in Seattle. Present at the party were Betty and Larry Bar-
Also Della and Bill were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Clare Comins,
Jr. in Seattle. Clare is a designing engineer with Boeing Aircraft Co.
Upon their return to Florida Della and Bill were visited by Gilbert and
Florence Lee from Margarita, Earl and Charlotte Dailey from Balboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Hummer from St. Petersburg and Matt and Lydia Shannon
from El Volcan.
Thle Roy Reeces enjoyed a family reunion at their summer cottage
in New Hampshire over the Fourth of July. The particular occasion was
a farewell get-together to say good-bye to daughter, Royna Reece
Thomas, her husband, Philip, and their four children, Nancy, Stephien,
Judith and Kenneth. The Thomases sailed the middle of July from New
York for Rome, Italy, where Mr. Thomas is employed by Esso Interna-
tional. Also present at the reunion were Janet and James W. Reece and
daughter, Karen, from Akron, Ohio, and Nancy and David M. Reece and
son, Gregory, from Bloomington, Indiana.
In October, the Roy Reeces drove from New Hampshire to their home
in St. Petersburg, Florida, stopping on the way to visit with the James
Reeces in Ohio, and the David Reeces in Indiana. They also visited
relatives in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Mrs. Alexander is the daughter of Mrs. Marie Wolf, St. Petersburg,
Mrs. Rose Alexander has been promoted to office supervisor of the
Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, Cy Still, executive vice-presi-
"The work load of the Chamber has become so great and so varied
that we must have an experienced person in charge of directing and
supervising the entire operation," Still said. "Rose is probably the most
capable Chamber office administrator in the state, and we are excep-
tionally fortunate to have her."
Mrs. Alexander certainly has the experience. Back in 1951, she
agreed to work with the old Bradenton Chamber of Commerce for two
weeks, to help out in a membership drive. Her work was so outstanding
that she was asked to stay on. Since then, she has been the backbone of
the Chamber office staff.
She is the only person now employed by the Chamber of Commerce
who was employed by that office when Bill Manning was secretary of the
Bradenton Chamber of Commerce. The Bradenton Chamber was dis-
solved when the county-wide Chamber was formed.
Mrs. Alexander was raised in the Panama Canal Zone, where her
father was in construction work. She attended Meredith College in Ra-
leigh, N.C., and later returned to the Canal Zone, where she married.
Her husband was killed in a crash in 1953, leaving her with two chlil-
dren. Mrs. Alexander lives at 1601 Ninth Street, Palmetto, Fla.
The following was written by Mrs. Jane (Huntoon) Shumaker, Lake
Oswego, Oregon. See cut.-ED.
The enclosed picture of Robert J. Huntoon, Rutland, Vermont, 93
year old retired employee of the Panama Canal, and his famous old
"ITALIA" touring car may be of interest to you and the many old-timers
in your organization.
Mr. Huntoon bought the car in Panama in 1916, using it for years
in Panama and shipping it to the States for use on leave and bringing
it to Vermont permanently when he retired in 1937.
It is probably the last remaining Italian built "ITALIA" in the world
today, so is really a rare sight to see. Despite it's age, the car still runs.
Owning one car for over 50 years must be some kind of a record,
don't you think?
Mis. Adelaide Lambert of Adelphi, Maryland left on TWA from
Friendship Airport, October 30tht to spend a few weeks with her daughter,
Mrs. Kathryn Nero in Hollywood, California. She will return to Holly-
wood, Florida, to spend the rest of the winter with another daughter, Mrs.
Frances Hilliard and will attend the Reunion at St. Petersburg in Janu-
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mulroy and Mr. and Mrs. George Folger, Canal
Zone, attended the Elks National Convention in New York City recently.
The Mulroys and the Folgers between them won $750 and two sets of
luggage on the NBC television show "The Match Game."
Among the many give-aways at the convention were the tickets to
the TV show. These were ignored by the two couples until only a few
minutes before the show when they decided to see "The Match Game."
Mrs. Edward Mulroy, nurse at the Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat Clinic
at Gorgas Hospital, was the first lucky winner. She was instructed to
finish the phrase "bread." "Butter" was hier answer. The studio called
California and the voice at the other end also finished the phrase with
"butter." Mrs. Mulroy won $500 and a set of luggage!
While the two couples were busy with congratulations, the announcer
drew another number for the next day's taped program. George Folger
held the lucky stub! He was asked to write on a card "part of the face."
All three kept pointing to their noses.
Moments later a telephone contestant was reached in Connecticut
who responded to her instructions "eyes."
George Folger held up his card on which he had written "eyes." and
won $250 and a set of luggage!
The lucky winners had checks waiting for them when they returned
from their vacations to the Canal Zone. George Folger (Rusty) is an
electrician with the Electrical Division, Mrs. Folger is a U.S.A. employee
and Edward Mulroy a leader electrician lineman in Navigation Division.
Lt. Howard C. Richards, Jr., who has been Assistant District Police
Commander in Balboa since 1962, has been selected for promotion to
Captain and District Commander in Balboa, effective August 28.
He succeeds Capt. Gaddis Wall, who was named Chief of the Canal
Zone Police Division upon the retirement of Chief E. S. Shipley.
Two promotions in the Canal's Postal Division brought William T.
Halvosa, Jr., from Cristobal as the new Postmaster, Balboa, and Lew C.
Hilzinger from Balboa to the position of Postmaster, Cristobal.
Halvosa was born in Ancon but grew up in Vermont. He was grad-
uated from Spaulding High School, Barre, Vt., and a trip to the Isthmus
was a graduation gift from his father, who was in the Treasurer's office.
He was a member of the first graduating class at Canal Zone College
and then attended Tulane University.
Lew C. Hilzinger, former assistant postmaster, Balboa, is the new
After spending two weeks at the home of their daughter, Peggy,
(Mrs. Robert L. Simpson) Choctawhatchee Bay, Fort Walton Beach,
Florida, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Slylvertre set off on a three week trip, ac-
companied by their daughter and her children, Chris, Debbie, Sandy and
David traveling to Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Dickinson, Texas.
Former residents they saw along the way were Mrs. Robert P. Har-
gieaves, Mrs. Louis Marshall (Betty Hargreaves) and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Healy (Pat Hargreaves) and five children, Mrs. George Hesner,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Jeffers (Barbara Schnake) and two children,
Dr. and Mrs. Edward G. Schnake and children and Barbara and Eward's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eward W. Schnake.
They enjoyed visiting Six Flags Over Texas, Hemisfair and other his-
torical points of interest in San Antonio, Nuevo Laredo across the border
in Mexico, The Astrodome, a NASA Tour, and while staying in the French
Quarter in New Orleans were fascinated by the sights and sounds of this
Mississippi River city. They witnessed the sailing of the S.S. Cristobal
and were happy to find aboard former friends who were returning home.
Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Smith and their four children, Karen, Linda,
Tony and Jimmie, Easton, Pa. spent a week with Mary Jane's parents,
Tony and Peggy Sylvestre. They visited with K. C.'s parents in South
Carolina both coming and going. While in St. Petersburg they visited
Busch Gardens to ride thp monorail, the Aquatarium, walked the Nature
Trail and on the day of departure all traveled to the Space Center on
the Atlantic coast and found the conducted three hour bus tour both in-
teresting and educational. The Sylvestres recommend this trip to every-
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER
For period to and including October 20, 1968
Again we are awaiting the arrival of another hurricane-this time
it is named GLADYS-it is hoped that it will pass us by and then turn
West and visit the Gulf.
We have had many visitors this summer and have enjoyed them
very much-some have spent their whole vacation in this area. Hope
they make this their home upon their retirement.
Last Year the Annual Issue was in the mail earlier than usual, how-
ever this year it will be around the first week of December when it is
mailed-there were many names that did not arrive in time, and these
being gifts it was rather embarrassing for the donors not to see their
gift memberships not in the book-you know people like to see their
As of now dues have been paid as follows:
Society: 1968 2095 Blood Bank: 1968 527
1969- 247 1969- 27
1970- 32 1970- 4
I would like to remind you again about DUES-When one wishes to
join the Society the middle of the year the dues for the following year
must be paid at the same time, thereby making the amount $6.00. NO
MEMBERSHIP WILL BE RECEIVED FOR A PERIOD OF SIX
MONTHS, or if one sends $4.00 NO MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ACCEPTED
FOR SIX MONTHS IN ONE YEAR AND SIX MONTHS IN THE FOL.
LOWING YEAR. Dues are from January thru December-one year is
$4.00-coming in the middle of the year the dues will be $6.00.
Since dues start in January it is respectfully requested that you send
them in now at any time as I have the 1969 cards.
Please send in your change of address the minute you know what it
will be-I must pay 10 cents for the return of your record and from the
return of the September Record I have had more than 30 records re-
turned. That is not necessary-it is carelessness on the part of the
The Reunion will be at the Soreno as usual, and we are expecting a
large number-don't forget-ONLY 300 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD, so
get your reservations in at once. If after making your reservation you
find it impossible to attend, and if you have sent in your money, a re-
fund will be mailed at once. The dates are January 9 and January 10,
Thursday and Friday-Business meeting on the first day Thursday at
2:00 P.M. in the Ball Room-Luncheon on Friday at 12:30-this gives
those who drive home an opportunity to reach home before dark.
NO LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD AFTER 11:00
Friday the 10th, UNLESS PREVIOUSLY PAID FOR.
ROOM-SINGLE $ 8.00 plus 4% tax.
DOUBLE $12.00 plus 4% tax.
These rates are SPECIAL for the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
LUNCHEON---$3.00-tax and gratuity is included.
New membership not in the Annual Issue since of their late arrival
will be listed in the March Record.
The regular December meeting will be held at the Gulfport Com-
munity Center, at 1:30 P.M. on December 13th. This is the second Fri-
day in the month, and will be for this particular time only due to previous
commitments at the Center. The January meeting will be the Annual
Reunion at the Soreno Hotel on January 9th and 10th. The February
meeting will then be held at the Gulfport Community Center on the first
Friday, February 7, 1969.
In behalf of the President, Mr. W. L. Howard, and the Officers of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., we wish you each and every one
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Lucille S. Judd,
MINUTES OF THE SCHEDULED MEETING HELD AT
THE GULFPORT COMMUNITY CENTER AUDITORIUM
August 2, 1968
The August meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida was
called to order at 1:30 p.m. by the President. After the Pledge of Al-
legiance to the Flag, the Chaplain, Mrs. Alice Barnes, gave the Invoca-
tion. A special welcome was given the following members who had been
irregular in attendance and visitors who stood as their names were called
by the Recording Secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes-Sarasota, Florida
Mr. Alfred F. Pate-Gatun, Canal Zone
Mrs. Marie Wolfe--St. Petersburg
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene I. Askew-Balboa, Canal Zone
Mrs. Rose Kozak-Balboa, Canal Zone
Mrs. Anna Bartlett-St. Petersburg, Florida
Mr. and Mrs. H. Doyle Snyder-Fort Myers, Florida
Mrs. Myrtle Frey-St. Petersburg, Florida
A very cordial welcome also to Mrs. Grace Browne, Mrs. Leora
Walling, and Louis Palmer and family from Gatun, Canal Zone who
arrived after the official welcome.
After personally welcoming the seventy-five members and visitors,
the President informed the Society of the contents of a letter he had re-
ceived from Rober Van Wagner, Hendersonville, North Carolina, per-
taining to mutual investments. Copies of the Prospectus, which contains
detailed information on a Mutual Investment Fund known as the CHAG-
RES FUND, INC. were available to those interested. Further informa-
tion may be obtained from Robert Van Wagner, P.O. Box 914, Hender-
sonville, North Carolina 28739.
A letter from Robert S. Jeffrey, Assistant Executive Secretary, Canal
Zone Government, was read, giving details of the reduced rate for travel
on the SS CRISTOBAL by retired Panama Canal Company-Canal Zone
Government employees. Details will appear in the September Record.
The minutes of the July meeting were read by the Recording Secre-
tary and approved as read.
Mrs. Judd reported that 92 members have not paid their 1968 dues.
The Blood Bank has 72 new members. The Secretary-Treasurer also
gave the semi-annual financial report.
Current news since the June meeting of the Society was reviewed by
Mrs. Judd. Details from correspondence-births, engagements, wed-
dings, travels, deaths, address changes, etc. will appear in the September
Record. Members-check the 1968 Annual Issue which should be in the
mail in late November-for address changes before mailing Xmas Cards.
Reports of the ill were read with information (if known) of progress;
members of the Society were happy to learn of friends who now have
been released from local hospitals. A few resignations continue to come
in-normal for this time of the year. A Very Special Birthday was en-
joyed by Mrs. Judd with her daughter, Dorothy, in St. Petersburg to add
to the occasion. Excerpts were read from an interesting article, entitled
CAMPAIGN ISSUE, Panama Canal Sovereignty, written by Virginia
Prewett for a Washington paper. The American Emergency Committee
for the Panama Canal hoped to get both the Republican and Democratic
Platform Committees to include a statement opposing any action by the
U.S. to surrender its present sovereignty in perpetuity over the Canal
Zone. According to this article the inadequacy of the present canal
will come to the surface in the 1968 Presidential Campaign.
An announcement was made of a benefit pre-school program for the
deaf and hard-of-hearing children, sponsored by the Speech and Hearing
Committee, to be held at the Swedish House on Monday, August 5.
Tickets were available at the Speech) and Hearing Clinic.
In search of interesting as well as informative speakers, Mr. Howard
announced that he had sent out seventeen letters to local organizations
but as yet had received only one affirmative reply. For today's program,
however, an enlightening talk was given by a representative of the United
States Coast G'uard Artillery. After a brief history of the organization
and its work, three important aims of the Coast Guard Artillery were
emphtasized-(1) Search and Rescue, (2) Voluntarily checking boats as
an incentive to conform with safety regulations, and (3) public educa-
tion concerning boating.
Mr. William Grady, Legislative Representative, announced that hope-
fully after the Convention, Congress might get busy on legislation. De-
tails of legislation affecting Retirees will appear in the Legislative Re-
port in the September issue of the Record. The Cost of Living has risen
from 119 to 120.9 since the last increase in annuities. The Federal Em-
ployee's News Digest of July 1, 1968, states that one of the priority goals
of NARCE next year will be a 13 percent increase in annuities-equal to
that given Social Security recipients this past year. The July 12th issue
states that Health Insurance Premium Increases are expected with the
current rising hospital and medical costs.
Happy Birthday to Capt. Henry Falk, Charles Calvit, Mrs. Dot Dwo-
rak, I. W. Metzger, Maurice Thatcher, Capt. A. B. Forsstrom, W. L.
Hersh, Ernest Kieswetter, and Mrs. Patricia Howard Hall.
Happy Anniversaries to the A. B. Forsstroms (55th), E. M, Kies-
wetters (43rd), G. C. Lockridges (39th), and the Sam Deavours (52nd).
Coffee and doughnuts were served by the Refreshment Committee.
Many thanks to Mrs. Sally McKeown, Mrs. Dorothy Hanners, and Mrs.
Ann Snyder who so alertly responded to an S.O.S. call from Mr. Banan
for more help in the kitchen.
Margaret M. Ward
September 6, 1968
The September 6th Meeting of the Panama Canal Society of Florida
was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by the President. Following the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag, led by Mr.Howard, the Invocation was given
by Mrs. Alice Barnes, Chaplain. The President asked the Recording
Secretary to introduce visitors and members who had not been in at-
tendance regularly. Thle following stood as their names were called:
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beck-St. Petersburg, Florida
Mr. Jack Campbell-St. Petersburg, Florida
Helen Meagher-St. Petersburg, Florida
Mrs. Beatrice Minnix-St. Petersburg, Florida
Miss Mary L. Stakelum-St. Petersburg, Florida
Capt. and Mrs. R. C. Sergeant-a special welcome to new residents
in St. Petersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Clisbee-St. Petersburg, Florida
Mr. William W. Wood-back in St. Petersburg after spending the
summer in Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Madison-Tarpon Springs, Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Madison-Tarpon Springs, Florida
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Parker-Tarpon Springs, Florida
After welcoming the eighty-one members and guests, Mr. Howard
reported to the Society on a series of proposed, fifteen-minute talks to
the Society. A representative from the St. Petersburg Police Associa-
tion will be the guest speaker in October; the Field Representative from
the Social Security Administration will speak to the Society in November
and also conduct a question and answer session on questions submitted
by Members of the Society. It was requested that those wishing to uti-
lize this service, submit questions before the November meeting. At the
December meeting (date change to December 13 because of a previous
commitment of the Club was announced by the President), a film show-
ing by George & Russ Mobile Homes, Inc., Clearwater, will be presented
if the Company can successfully darken the Auditorium for clear pic-
tures. The President also informed the Society that he was negotiating
for an important speaker for he Luncheon in January at the Annual Re-
union. Details will be announced later.
The minutes of the August meeting were read by the Recording Sec-
retary and approved as read.
Nostalgic memories of Zone days was stimulated by Mrs. Judd's
current review of news from a constant, increasing number of Retirees
and their families. Many thanks, also, to those working members on the
Zone (350 plus) who provide on-the-spot information on the "home front."
Check the December Record for details from this correspondence. Of
interest to many was first-hand knowledge concerning Mrs. E. W.
Schnake of Dickinson, Texas. The R. A. Sylvestres of St. Petersburg
visited Dr. and Mrs. Schnake of Dickinson, Texas and were sorry to re-
that the elder Mrs. Schnake had recently had a bad fall. A number of
deaths were reported; obituaries will appear in the next Record.
Mrs. Judd informed the Society of the new address of a reliable
silversmith who does both brass and silver plating. If interested,, call
Joseph S. Linn, 1737 49th Street, South, phone, 345-5119. Fifteen new
members joined the Society in August-six reside in thle Canal Zone, four
in Florida, and one from each of the following states-Maryland, Missis-
sippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington.
A letter from Jane Huntoon Shumaker with a picture of her father's
50-year-old car was read by Mrs. Judd. This car, an "Italia" (built in
Italy) was bought in Panama in 1916 and used in the Zone until 1937 when
Robert J. Huntoon took it to Vermont. Mr. Huntoon, now 93 years of age,
is a retired employee of the Zne.
Mr. Howard, after relating two incidents of difficulties involved in
the cashing of annuity or Social Security checks after the sudden death
of the payee, advised male members to fill out a Power of Attorney to
protect the survivor in like cases. Power of Attorney for the survivor
should also be stated in the Will.
Mr. William Grady, Legislative Representative, reported thle Cost of
Living continues to climb; thus, it is expected that another increase in
annuities may come before the end of the year. Clarification on how the
widow's annuity is figured was reported. The widow's annuity does in-
clude all the raises which have been received since retirement. How-
ever, to add the total percent of raises received and adding to the origi-
nal figure is inaccurate. Each successive raise must be added to the
original annuity and the percent of that figure plus any previous raise
figured in the final amount. Federal Income Surtax for the calendar
year 1968 will not apply to single taxpayers whose tax does not exceed
$145, unmarried heads of households whose tax is not more than $220 or
married couples whose tax does not exceed $290. These amounts repre-
sent adjusted tax, that is. after deducting the retirement income credit.
Mr. Robert W. Inebnit, Publicity Relations representative and Editor
of the Suncoast Magazine, published by AAA gave an interesting and
informative talk to the members of the Society. Comparing some 26
million vehicles on the road in 1935 with nearly 100 million today with
total traffic deaths for each year clearly proves that better safety in
new cars, better roads, and drivers' education is slowly but surely re-
ducing the death toll-that is the percentage of such fatalities with the
number of vehicles. He discussed the enormous increase of dual high-
ways and resulting problems arising as a result of fast driving. "Never
back up if you miss your exit," he stated. With fast traffic this one
thing probably causes more accidents than any other infraction of the
laws. Avoid the super highways if you prefer slower traffic; there are
many excellent state roads. Current Defensive Driving Classes are
available for a very small sum. Take advantage of such an opportunity.
Only two stood-Bill Hughes of Sarasota, and Mrs. Dorothy Hanners
of St. Petersburg-for the singing of Happy Birthday. Happy Birthdays
also to Keith E. Kelley, Mrs. Jessie Grimson, Mrs. Charlotte Laurie,
Mrs. Jessie Forsstrom, Mrs. Peggy Sherlock, Mrs. Ruth Baltozer, Mrs.
B. T. Yocum, Cecil Banan, and R. B. Potter. Happy Anniversaries to
the Bud Eslers, Art Griers, William Gaudettes, and Perc Grahams.
Coffee and doughnuts were served by the Refreshment Committee
during the interval between the legislative report and the speaker for
Margaret M. Ward
October 4th, 1968
The President of the Panama Canal Society of Florida opened the
October 4th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag which was
followed by the Invocation given by Mrs. Alice Barnes, Chaplain. Thle
following visitors and members stood as their names were called by the
Mrs. Frances Baltozer-Diablo, Canal Zone-visiting her parents, the
McLintocks and parents-in-law, the Earl Baltozers both of St.
Mrs. Jessie Matheney-St. Petersburg-home again after attending
the wedding of her grandson, Grover Mathjeney in Panama City.
Marceline Rice-Los Angeles-visiting Mrs. Jessie Matheney.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson R. Fuller-home in St. Petersburg after ex-
tended traveling for more than a year.
Mr. Edwin Cain-New Jersey's loss is St. Petersburg's gain. Wel-
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley-Clearwater
Mr. Anthony Ruffo-St. Petersburg-absent for some time.
Mrs. Ross Hollowell--St. Petersburg-absent for some time.
Mr. George Chevalier-Massachusetts
Following the welcome given to visitors and absentee members by the
Society, the President personally thanked all members and visitors for
such an excellent turn-out at the meeting. Seventy-three were present.
Mr. Howard notified the membership that about 2:30 a speaker from
the Police Department would give a short talk. In November, Mrs.
Barbara Sumner, Field Representative from Social Security will be the
guest speaker. Besides giving a synopsis of the new law, there will be
a question and answer session. The President regretfully reminded
members that any guest of the Society was entitled to consideration and
courtesy; thus, there should be no whispering in the back of the room.
The December 13th film-talk has been cancelled. Any personal adver-
tising is not a part of the Society's program.
The minutes of the September meeting were by the Recording Secre-
tary and approved as read.
Mrs. Judd announced seven new members since the last meeting,
making a total of one hundred and twenty-two since the beginning of the
A resume from current correspondence was read by the Secretary-
Treasurer with news of interest on engagements, weddings, births, and
travels along with the perennial changing of addresses of members-some
making local changes but many still just searching for the "right spot."
Up-to-date information concerning friends who are ill was given. Details
from correspondence as well as obituaries will appear in the December
Record. Sadly, twenty deaths were reported since the September meet-
ing. Several "Thank You" notes for cards were read. Letters, accom-
panying 1969 Dues, continue to come in. Members who write with ques-
tions concerning the round-trip reduced fare for retirees on the Cristobal
were referred to the September Record for details. News of what is be-
coming an annual reunion in our northeastern states-this year held at
the Brewerton home, Cornwall on the Hudson-was read by ,Mrs. Judd.
Among Northerners who winter in St. Petersburg are the C. G. Calvits
of Pennsylvania who are expected soon.
Mr. William Grady, Legislative Representative, had nothing to re-
port on legislation.
The President read the report of the Nominating Committee signed
by R. H. Hollowell, Chairman. All current officers were renominated
for the coming year for their respective offices.
The President asked for thirty seconds of silent prayer for the sick
and in memory of those who have passed on.
Of interest to many was a newspaper picture of Roy Walston, an
employee of the Zone, who does Goodwill work repairing lamps.
Sergeant Lee Pearce of the St. Petersburg Police Department was
introduced by Mr. Howard. Sergeant Pearce, also a 1st Aid Instructor,
had pamphlets on the Medic Alert Foundation, an organization which
provides medical protection service for members with specific medical
problems. In general, relations of the public with the Police is mostly
traffic tickets-thus, first-hand information on other contacts is perti-
nent. The correct way to call thie police if needed was discussed. Giv-
ing immediate vital information saves time and i,s necessary for prompt
action. Those who phone should be patient; all efforts will be made for
prompt help, but unfortunately the Force is inadequate. Attempt to
settle trivial neighborhood disputes before calling on the Police. Tips
were given on both personal protection (SCREAM) as well as property
and car. Park in a lighted place; when leaving home, leave a light on.
DIAL 0 in an emergency if you do not know the police number. Ser-
geant Pearce answered questions submitted by members of the Society.
Happy Birthdays to the following: Mrs. Louise Orr, Archie Burn,
Mrs. Betty Lockridge, Buck Lockridge, Mrs. Nan Emslie, Mrs. Selma
Huff, Mrs. Maude Keeley, Mrs. Mary E. Howard, William L. Howard,
Mrs. Charles Persons, Mrs. Marie Wolfe, Dow Walker, and Mrs. Frances
Many thanks to the Refreshment Committee-Mr. and'Mrs. Howard
Dworak and Mr. Cecil Banan-for delicious coffee and doughnuts served
following the business meeting.
Margaret M. Ward
Murray Ralph Roberson, Jr., 34, died of natural causes on July 17
while on a hunting trip near Rio Chico in the Madden Dam area of the
Canal Zone. Mr. Roberson was vacationing on the Zone at the time with
his wife, the former Pat Foster, as a guest of Mrs. Roberson's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert C. Foster of Diablo Heights. He was a native of
Plain Dealing, La., a resident of 4875 Maribel Drive, Baton Rouge, and
the owner-manager of Roberson Machine Works in Baton Rouge. Grave-
side services were held at the Salem Cemetery in Plain Dealing on July
25. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pat Foster Roberson, his parents
and a sister. In memorial donations may be made to the Kidney
Foundation of Louisiana, Box 60035, New Orleans, La. 70160.
The following was written by Richard A. Cauthers-ED.
I am quite distressed to have to write this letter to you at this
time, but it concerns the passing of my Mother, Mrs. Isabel Cauthers.
Mom died in Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia on September
11, 1968. She had been suffering from thrombophlebitis and had merely
been in the hospital for treatment with blood thinning drugs. The Doctor
had gotten her up and wanted her to walk around and get more circula-
tion in her leg. It has been presumed that she "threw a clot" and she
died within minutes, which is some consolation. Mother was such an
active person that neither my sister or I would have wanted her to have
been unable to get out-and-around.
I would like to ask you if you would please take care of an item in the
"Canal Record" for us. As you know, Mom went down to the Panama
Canal in 1918 as an elementary school teacher (in 1918) and taught in
Pedro Miguel for 5 years. She married Ralph A. Cauthers in 1923 and
lived in Pedro Miguel until 1949 when Dad retired and they moved to
Great Neck, New York. Dad was an engineer wtih the Municipal En-
gineering Division. Mom was active with the Girl Scouts when they first
organized on the Canal Zone and was Chairman of the Camp Committee
for the first camp they had at Madden Dam. (They used the old con-
struction camp buildings.) Mom moved down here to Virginia last
September because my wife and I moved down here and I thought it
would be better for hier to be closer to us.
My sister, Margaret, was here from Germany while Mom was in the
hospital. (She left her 2 girls in Germany with their father, Colonel
G. J. Braun, Jr.) She is living in Mannheim, and will return in a few
I might also mention that my wife and I have a 2/2 yr. old son, and
are presently living in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia.
I do not know exactly what information you may need for an item in
the "Canal Record", but if I can give you additional information, please
let me know. I am not very good at writing such letters, but know I
shall never get around to notifying all of the many people my Mother
knew. (Mom was 74 when she passed away.)
Thank you for anything you can do. My sister will also appreciate
it very much.
Howard E. Robison, 49, retired employee of thie Panama Canal Locks
Division died in San Fernando Clinic August 26, 1968.
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Mr. Robison went to the Canal Zone to
work for the Canal organization in 1941.
Surviving him are his widow Mrs. Lucile Robison, an employee of
the Payroll Branch and a son Robert, 13. Also surviving him is his
mother Mrs. Howard Dively of Harrisburg.
He was a member of the Darien Lodge, AF and AM, Balboa, Abou
Sad Temple, Ancon, and of Panama Canal Zone Lodge No. 1414 of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was active in civic affairs
and was an ardent deep sea fisherman.
Mrs. Nellie Williams, a former Canal Zone resident, died at hter
home at Pompano Beach, Fla.
She was born in Philadelphia April 2, 1875, and went to the Isthmus
with her family in 1915.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Charles F. Williams, a
retired Panama Canal employee; four daughters: Miss Anne Williams
of Pompano Beach, Fla., with whom Mr. and Mrs. Williams resided; Mrs.
Marie Henriquez of Pana maCity; Mrs. Eleanor Soper of Tavares, Fla.,
and Mrs. Margaret Lawson of Brazos Heights; and by one son, Charles
J. Williams of La Boca, together with 10 grandchildren and 8 great-
The funeral mass was held at St. Mary's Mission, Balboa, September
30. Interment followed in Corozal Cemetery.
Brigadier General Don Longfellow, 70, USA (Ret.), Canal Zone
Health Director from 1952 to 1955, died in Sun City, Arizona in February.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Helen Woodward Longfellow who is
living in Sun City, Arizona.
Mrs. Maria M. Torbert, 68, a long time resident of Panama and the
Canal Zone, died on September 21 at Gorgas Hospital, Mrs. Torbert, the
widow of William A. Torbert who was a construction period employee of
the Panama Canal and later an automobile dealer in Panama City had
made her home with a daughter, Mrs. John E. Wainio of Curundu for the
past several years. Her husband died in 1947.
Surviving are two sons, Woodrow G. of Ancon and William L. of
Panama City, two daughters. Mrs. Wainio and Mrs. Clifton J. Sasso of
Balboa, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three nephews,
George Howard of Panama City, William Howard of Margarita and Steve
Cornwell of California.
A memorial service for Mrs. Corenne M. Mornhinweg. 79, of 1481
Seagull Drive So., St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Balboa, Canal Zone,
who passed away October 16 was held at The Palms Memorial with Rev.
Nicholas J. Griffin officiating. A native of Troy, N.Y., Mrs. Mornhinweg
came here 6 years ago from Delray Beach], Fla. She attended the Unity
Church; and was a member of the Eastern Star and the Canal Zone
Society Chapter No. 1. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hattie B.
Marshall and Mrs. Ruth Campbell, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters,
Mrs. Alice Burkle, Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Blanche Totterdale, Del-
ray Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Walter Almond, Lindsay, Calif.
Theodore (Tommy) V. Franklin died August 18, 1968 at Kennestone
Hospital, Marietta, Ga., after several years of illness. He was buried
with Masonic Rites in Moultrie, Ga. He was born in Boone, Iowa, De-
cember 21, 1886, and retired 1947 from the P. C. Dredging Division after
33 years service. In 1966 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin moved to Marietta, Ga.
to live with her sister Mrs. Sarah Miller. In addition to his widow Wil-
lena, he is survived by two sisters Mrs. Eva Cook, Mrs. E. Goodman,
two brothers, Tom, Boone, Iowa, and J. B., Lubock, Texas.
The following was sent by Mr. Louis Kiser, Canton, Miss.-ED.
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Weatherby of this city have been notified of the
death of their son, M/Sgt. William B. Weatherby, 40, who died suddenly
Aug. 13, of a heart attack at his base in England where he has been
stationed with the U.S. Air Force for the past two years.
M/Sgt. Weatherby is married to the former Miss Lula Mae Freder-
icks of Yazoo City. They have two sons, William, Jr. and Jesse Stuart.
~M S.r. Weatherby is also survived by one brother, Nat Weatherby of
San Angelo, Texas.
Mr. N. F. Weatherby was with the Commissary Division and lived
in Ancon. William was reared on the Zone and was a graduate of Balboa
Mr. Paul J. Roth, 74, died February 22, 1968 in Tampa, Florida. He
is survived by his wife Alberta, Tampa, Florida. No other details avail-
Mrs. Lilly A. Cotton, widow of Charles Cotton, a construction-time
employee of the Panama Canal, died Sept. 8, 1968, in Hendersonville,
Mrs. Cotton was born in Luton, England and was married in Colum-
bus, Ohio, December 24, 1892. With their three children they went to the
Canal Zone in November 1909 and lived there until Mr. Cotton's retire-
ment in 1930. She celebrated her 100th birthday July 17, 1968.
Mrs. Cotton is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Robert Van Wagner,
with whpm she made her home, a son, George Minot Cotton of Teaneck,
New Jersey, by six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 11 great,
Bernard J. Keegan, 50, died suddenly August 3, at his home at 1869
West Elm, Anaheim, Calif.
He had attended the Canal Zone schools and was a graduate of Bal-
boa High School.
Mr. Keegan was employed in the Panama Canal's Commissary
Division for several years. In 1950 he resigned and went to the United
States. At the time of his death he was employed by a ventilating firm in
Los Angeles, Calif.
In his immediate family he is survived by his wife, the former Fay-
etta Norton a native of Balboa and now of Anaheim, Calif.; by two sis-
ters, Mrs. Marie K. Doidge, wife of Lt. Col. (ret.) John P. Doidge of
Brea, Calif., and Mrs. Grace M. Thornton, wife of Dallas B. Thornton of
Diablo Heights and by one brother, Laurence J. Keegan of Diablo
Mrs. Jane Corrigan Quinn, former well known resident of the Canal
Zone and head of a prominent Canal Zone family died at her home in
Toms River, New Jersey August 11, 1968, following a long illness. She
passed her 90th birthday in June.
A native of Liverpool, England, Mrs. Quinn accompanied her family
to the United States as a small child, and became a naturalized United
States citizen. She accompanied her husband Patrick J. Quinn to the Ca-
nal Zone in 1907. Mr. Quinn, who died several years ago, remained on
the Isthmus after the Canal was built to work for the Canal organization.
They left Panama after hlis retirement in 1937 to make their home in
She is survived by eight of her ten children. They are Marc, now
of Cali, Colombia; Mrs. Alice Lombard, of El Salvador; Miss Genevieve
Quinn, of Toms River; Mrs. Rita Crume, of Medford Lake, New Jersey:
James Quinn, of Oxnard, California; Mrs. Ann Eder, of Cali, Colombia;
Mrs. Regina Enjuto, of Madrid, Spain; Miss Claire Quinn, of Washing-
Also surviving her is a sister, Mrs. May Welch, of Mobile, Alabama
and a brother, Joseph Corrigan, of Topsill, North Carolina and a large
number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Robert Glenn Crowe, 49, died at Gorgas Hospital.
When he retired from Canal service in July 1967, he was an em-
ployee of the Meteorological and Hydrographic Branch.
He is survived in his family by his widow, Mrs. Doris Crowe, and by
one son, Max E. Crowe of Arraijan, R. de P.
Wilbur C. Dunscombe of El Paso, Texas, retired former Supervis-
ory Chemist at Gorgas Hospital, died from a cerebral hemorrhage Sep-
Mr. Dunscombe and his wife retired from Canal service at the same
time, in January 1962. He had been with the Canal organization 25 years
and Mrs. Dunscombe, a Position Classifier with the Personnel Bureau,
left the Canal after more than 19 years' employment.
He was born in Clarkton, Missouri, February 21, 1905. He was em-
ployed as a laboratory technician in the U.S. Medical Department of the
Army Medical Research Board in Ancon and then worked as medical
technician at Gorgas Hospital.
Mr. Dunscombe is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Dunscombe of
344 Clairemont Drive, El Paso, Texas 79912; by one daughter, Jennie
Dee and by two grandchildren, all of El Paso.
Harry Snyder, 86, a construction era employee of the Canal, died at
Adelphi, Maryland, September 5.
Mr. Snyder went to the Istamnus in 1910 to work for the Canal as a
clerk. In 1914 he worked as a clerk in the District Attorney's office re-
signing in 1923. Mr. Snyder visited the Isthmus several times.
Surviving him are a nephew, retired Rear Admiral Philip W. Snyder
of Washington, D.C. and three nieces who resided in Silver Springs, Md.
Burial was on September 10 at Charleston, West Virginia, his former
George M. iMcIlhenny, who was with the Canal Zone Post Offices
from 1940 until 1951, died August 14 in Suburban Hospital, in the Wash-
ington, D.C. area He was 63 years old.
He was a native of San Antonio, Texas. During his years in the
Canal Zone he was stationed at a number of post offices, among them,
Pedro Miguel and Corozal.
He is survived by htis wife, the former Edna Howard, who was a
member of the Gorgas Hospital nursing staff for a number of years and
who is now with the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md. The
family home was in Kensington, Md.
Claude Johnson Huson, 85, of 1439 16th St .West, died at a local rest
home September 4, 1968. He was born in Ripley County, Doniphan, Mo.4
and went to Bradenton from Cristobal, Canal Zone, in 1948.
Mr. Huson was employed as assistant paymaster for the Panama
Canal Zone from 1908 to 1945. He was a member of the Panama Canal
Zone Society of Florida in St. Petersburg. He was presented with the
Roosevelt Medal by the U.S. during the construction of the canal.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Beeler Huson; a son, John William
Huson of Margarita, Canal Zone; a sister, Mrs. Gilbert E. Brown of
Tulsa, Okla.; and three grandchildren.
Talmadge W. Womble, 57, Control House Operator on the Pedro
Miguel Locks, died at Gorgas Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Cairo, Georgia, Mr. Womble was first employed by the
Marine Bureau in 1952 as a locks operator wireman on tthe Pacific Locks.
Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Fostine Womble of Diablo; one
daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Reyes-Cerda, of West Point, N. Y.; and a son
Lt. Talmadge A. Womble, presently on duty in Vietnam.
Anton L. Holgerson of Balboa, a retired U.S. Navy employee, died at
He was born November 3, 1889, in San Andres Island, Colombia.
After his retirement from the U.S. Navy base at Coco Solo in 1953, he
made his home with his daughter. Carolyn, in Balboa.
Mr. Holgerson is survived by hfis wife, Mrs. Aggie I. Holgerson; by
six daughters: Nellie F. of Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Paula C. Decker and
Judith Ann of Miami, Fla.; Carolyn L. and Jane E. of Balboa and Mrs.
Joan M. Collins of Gatun; and by 11 grandchildren.
Joseph C. Rybicki died at his home Sept. 1, 1968. He is a U.S. Navy
World War II veteran, and was employed by the U.S. Army Forces
Southern Command's Data Processing Division at Corozal.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ward Rybicki, and three chil-
dren, Joseph, age 15; Elizabetht, 14; and Margaret, 13.
'Mr. Rybicki was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' chapter
3822 and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Mr. Rybicki was buried in Venice, Florida.
Walter R. Smith, 78, died at Gorgas Hospital following a long illness.
Born in New Haven, Conn., Mr. Smith started working for the Canal
organization in 1914 with the Supply Division. He continued in this unit
until his retirement in 1950 as Superintendent of the Storehouse Division.
After his retirement, he remained on the Isthmus and recently had
been living in Panama.
He is survived by a brother, Clarence, who lives in Deerfield Beach,
Inerment was in Connecticut.
Mrs. Viola C. Mayo of Panama City, a World War II veteran who
served with the U.S. Air Force, died at Gorgas Hospital.
Mrs. Mayo was a United States citizen, born in Colon.
She is survived by two sons, First Lt. Roger C. Simmonds, who is
in the United States, and Jay J. Mayo, of Balboa, by four sisters, Mrs.
Annabelle Henderson of Balboa, Mrs. Patricia Wilkinson of Panama,
Mrs. Catherine Johnson of Curundu and Mrs. Eleanor Newell of San
Diego, Calif., and by one brother, William Gachez of Farfan.
Mrs. Mayo was 'accorded military honors at a veteran's funeral ser-
vice at graveside, Corozal Cemetery.
Joseph C. Smith died at St. Michael's Hospital, Union, New Jersey,
September 15, after a long illness.
Mr. Smith was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1903 and went to the
Isthmus in 1940 to work as a plumber in the Supply Division. He also
worked for the Building Division and the Engineering and Construction
Mr. Smith retired on disability in 1955 and made his home in New
He is survived by four sons and eight grandchildren. His sons are
Joseph F. Smith, Point Pleasant, New Jersey; Gilbert M. Smith, Balboa,
Canal Zone; Capt. Stan P. Smith, M.D., Dover, Delaware, and Richard
H. Smith, Neptune City, New Jersey.
Mr. Smith was buried in New Jersey September 20.
Luther Edward Davis, 48, who wa~s employed as a leader machinist
foreman in the Panama Canal's Locks Division, died suddenly at his
residence, 760-B Barneby Street, Balboa.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Lundy) Davis; by two
children, Mrs. Sandra Campbell of Hartford, Conn., and Luther Edward
Davis III, who is within the U.S. Air Force in Honolulu, Hawaii; by three
step-children: Bettie, Lester and Billy Bernard, and by his mother. Mrs.
Maude Culpepper, who is making her home with the Davis family in
Mr. Davis was a member of Sojourners Lodge, A.F.&A.M., a member
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Panama Canal Lodge
No. 1414, and a member of the Balboa Gun Club.
Funeral services for Edward Josephi Michaelis, Canal Zone G'uide,
who died when the bus in which he was riding was hit by a Panama Rail-
road train at Diablo crossing, were held Aug. 14, in the Sacred Heart
Chapel in Ancon.
He joined the Canal organization in 1954 as a Lock Guard on the
He became a tour leader on the Pacific Locks in 1957 and since 1962
has been a member of the Canal Zone Guide Service.
Surviving him are his wife Mrs. Sylvia Rosa Calvo de Michaelis; a
son, Matthew, 5; a daughter, Mariazelle Elisa, 3, all of Balboa Road,
Balboa; his mother, Mrs. Marie Michaelis, of New York City; two bro-
others, John A. Clerk of the Balboa Magistrate's Court, and Fred F., of
New York City, and a single sister, Mrs. Wayne Mooney, of California.
IMrs. Mabel P. Jordan of St. Petersburg, Fla. died in Biddeford, Me.,
Mrs. Jordan, the former Miss Mabel Peabody, was born in 1887 in
Danvers, Mass. She was a graduate of Boston University and taught
school in Springfield, Mass.
Her first husband was Frank A. Anderson, a Panama Canal con-
struction day worker, who retired after some 40 years' Canal service.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson went to St. Petersburg, Fla., to reside, and he
died in that city. Later she was married to Tom H. Jordan, who also
had Panama Canal construction day service. After leaving the Canal
organization, he was a partner for many years in Kelso and Jordan Com-
pany, an import-export firm in Colon.
Mrs. Jordan was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star
of St. Petersburg, Fla.
She is survived by her husband, Tom M. Jordan of 2609 Dartmouth
Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33713; one stepson, Frank A. Ander-
son, Jr., of Diablo Heights and one sister, Miss Helen Peabody of Dan-
William L. Willumsen, 69, of 8200 Ridge Road, Seminole, passed away
Sept. 2, 1968, in Gainesville, Fla. A native of Baltimore, Md., Mr. Willum-
sen was a retired customs inspector in the Canal Zone. He was a Mason
and a member of the Gulf Beach Memorial Association. Surviving are
his wife Mrs. Edna Willumsen; his mother, Mrs. Frances Schewe and a
brother, Frank, both of Baltimore. A funeral service was conducted
from the Seminole Beach Memorial Funeralhome, with the Gulf Beach
Lodge No. 291 F & AM officiating. Interment will be later in the Panama
Graveside funeral service were held for Charles Henry Bath, one of
the oldest retired Canal Zone sanitary inspectors, September 9, at Coro-
zal Cemetery. The Rev. John B. Fields officiated.
Mr. Bath, who was 88 years of age, died August 30 in San Mateo,
The following deaths have been reported to the Panama Canal So-
Mrs. J. H. Stevenson died September 20th in Mexico City after many
years of illness; survivors are husband, son Robert and daughter Hope.
Mr. S. B. Stevens, Tavares, Fla. died June 14, 1968. Survived by
his wife. No other details available.
Mrs. Dora Wilkinson, Donna, Texas, died during the summer at
Ogema, Minn. She is survived by her daughter Marguerite Arnold, a
grandson Marvin, a son Leslie Wilkinson, Donna, Texas. A granddaug-
ter Betty Boeto, 2 great granddaughters, Phoenix, Arizona and a grandson
Jack Wilkinson. Mrs. Wilkinson was the wife of Dr. Wilkinson, who was
at the Pedro Miguel Dispensary in the early thirties. ED.
Mrs. Anna M. Anderson passed away July 23, 1968 in Richmond, Va.
She is survived by her husband Howard C. Anderson, who was employed
by the Panama Railroad from 1924 to 1955, two daughters Thelma Griz-
zard and Helen Brown, whose husband Cliff was a conductor on the PRR.
The Andersons lived on the Atlantic and Pacific sides. Mrs. Anderson
is survived by 6 grandchildren.
Mr. Perew was the linotype printer on the first Canal Record in the
present form, the December 1950, issue which contained 20 pages. He
continued his friendly and helpful work until a few years ago when ill
health forced him to, retire. ED.
Felix A. Perew, 63, 2860 Dartmouth Ave. N., died Oct. 19, 1968. Born
in Ashtabula, Ohio, he came here 45 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio.
He was a job printer and member of the Methodist Church; Master
Craftsman Guild. Surviving are his wife Lois M.; a daughter, Mrs.
Joseph J. Rolfe, Palo Alto, Calif.; two grandchildren.
NEWTON-Word has been received here of the death recently in
Alexandria, Va., of Mrs. Gay Robertson Jones Turner Secrest of Alex-
andria, mother of E. B. Turner of Newton.
Mrs. Secrest died following several months of declining health.
She was born in Fauquier County, Va., in 1885. She and her first
husband, the late Edward Kinloch Turner, lived in Panama until his
death in 1922. Later she was married to the late N. H. Secrest. Upon
his retirement, the couple moved to Guatemala, where he died in 1945.
For the past 18 years, Mrs. Secrest had lived in Alexandria.
In addition to her son, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Gay
Robertson Turner) Craggs of Guatemala; five grandchildren; and five
Mrs. Betsy Woodard Landers, 2401 Bayshore Blvd., died October 20,
1968. A native of Memphis, Tenn., she lived in Tampa for more than 40
She was a member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida and St.
Andrew's Episcopal Church, and was a charter member of the Pilot Club
of Tampa. She resided in the Canal Zone from 1908 to the late 1920's.
She was active in the Little Theatre for many years and worked for
the Tampa Tribune advertising department for 20 years, retiring in 1948.
She worked for Davis-Cooper Realty Co. for 20 years. Survivors in-
clude a son, Leonard E. Landers. Escondido, Calif.
While on her annual trip around the world, our beloved Aunt, Ruth
Taylor Getz died at sea, August 9th, 1968 in the Straits of Taiwan. A
Memorial Service was held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Miiledge-
ville, G'eorgia on August 16, 1968. Burial in the Getz family plot at Druid
Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.
Virginia Taylor Ashbacker
Herbert Taylor Graham
Douglas Arnold Graham
The death of Captain Ben Smith, ex-Canal Pilot, has been reported
to the P.C. Society. He died in his sleep November 3, 1968 in Houston,
Texas. He is survived by his wife and son Tim, who reside at 11030
Sage Park, Houston, Texas 77034. His ashes were taken to the Zone,
where Rabbi Witkin conducted the services before they were scattered
Orlando And Vicinity
Major Al and Dorothy Meyer, presumedly anticipating the arrival
of hurricanes in Florida, spent the month of September visiting rela-
tives in Cincinnati, Chicago and Waterloo, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Skinner of the Highland Lake Apartments
returned in early November from a four months tour of Europe.
Mrs. Ernst A. Erbe spent the summer in Europe as the guest of
Mrs. Franklin F. Pierce was a patient in the Winter Park Hospital
for several weeks in October.
The Florida Sanitarium and Hospital in Orlando had distinguished
guests in October, Herbert R. Judson and Alvina F. Treadwell. There
is a possibility that Herbert may have to return for further treatment
but Alvina is now wearing rubber boots and gloves in her garden to
prevent additional infection.
Mrs. Kathryn Swain had a surprise visit by her daughter Bernice
Swain Daniel and husband Jim. Katy's granddaughter Janice is attend-
ing the University of Southwestern Louisiana at Lafayette, La.
Mrs. Vern D. Calloway plans to depart for Brussels, Belgium in De-
cember to visit her son Major Vern, U.S. Air Force.
Mrs. Walter Cope (Eunice) and her sister Dorothy Milavetz have
moved into their new home at Lucerne Towers.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Our Society has held three picnics this summer at the very attrac-
tive picnic area owned by the Carolina Power and Light Company, near
The members of our group have been "on the move" a great deal
Joe and Dorothy Muldoon have returned to their home on Briarwood
Lane after their usual sojourn at their lodge in Maine.
Frank and Eugenia Sawyer spent some time at Myrtle Beach.
Bruce and Mildred Harrell are visiting their daughter in Arizona.
Betty and Paul Bentz are spending some time in Colorado.
Wendell and Mildred Greene left for an extensive trip to the West
Tom and Barbara Coleman are also enjoying the West.
Esther Hodges and Inez Ward repeated their trip to Ohio.
This time they went by car-Esther's Bonneville. Esther is a good
driver, is the report.
Dorothy and Starford Churchill drove up to Massachusetts and while
there visited Starford's sister on her birthday.
On the way up they stopped to see Paul and Edna Furr in Va. They
also visited Starford Junior and family in Bellefonte, Pa. After they
returned home they entertained the Furrs.
Western North Carolina is now it ore of it, most bci.utiful periods;
the mountains are ablaze with color. Foliage is as varied in color as a
beautiful Oriental rug.
Our next meeting will be held in December on the thirc..
Mrs. George Ward, Sec.
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF
"Beauty of nature" was the thought uppermost in the minds of 65
members and guests of the Panama Canal Society of Northwest Arkansas
as they came from the North, the South, the East and the West toward
the unique "Little Switzerland of the Ozarks"-Eureka Springs, Arkan-
sas, Sunday, 20 October 1968 for the Fall Luncheon. Our folded hills,
now colorful with Autumn foliage lifts the spirit of Man closer to his
Creator. This always reminds me of a story an artist friend tells:
"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder." Three men were viewing the
Grand Canyon for the first time, one, a preacher eloquently spoke on the
wonders of th2 handiwork of the Creator, one, a geologist, studied the
walls and pondered on the millions of years required for the formation
of the Canyon and the third man, a cowboy, exclaimed "What a H--- of
a place to lose a cow!"
After a delightful luncheon, Edwin P. Higgins, asking the blessing,
we adjourned to the 4th floor overlooking the hdlls and the colossal statue
of the "Christ of the Ozarks." President Burton called on those visiting
us for the first time. Each one in turn giving a brief history of their
tenure with the Canal or why they happened to be present. This proved
to be a jovial time for speakers and listeners alike creating a happy
spirit of fellowship. Those responding were Ralph and Marie Shuey,
Harry and Lenor Butz and daughter, John A. and Polly Michaelis, Clyde
Gates, Walter Wagner's son-in-law, and Mrs. Jo Hughes of Kingston,
N. Y., Walter Wagner, President of Arkansas Federation of NARCE gave
a short talk of interest to the retirees living in Arkansas.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of Malcolm Graham
Little of Bentonville, Ann Reinig of Hot Springs and Glenn Ward Dres-
bach of Eureka Springs.
The nominating committee, Carl Newhard, Chairman, presented the
following names: for President, Herbert Engelke, for Secty-Treas., Jes-
sie Newhard, Reporter-you guess. All were accepted.
The .program was planned in memory of the Ditchl Diggers of the
Panama Canal who served under the I.C.C., 1904-1914. And a special
tribute to the late Glenn Ward Dresbach who was on the Zone from 1911
to 1915. Glenn was a poet of keen insight of the real nobility of Man.
He wrote the "ODE ON THE COMPLETION OF THE PANAMA CANAL"
which was read at a banquet held in the Washington Hotel prepared by
the Cristobal Y.M.C.A. on Thanksgiving Day in 1913. Col. George W.
Goethals was present and requested an autographed copy of the poem.
President Burton then introduced our honored guest, Mrs. Glenn
Ward Dresbach a noted writer, Beverly Githens. The Dresbachs .had
received an award as the "Outstanding Literary Couple" by the United
Poets Laureate International in 1965. Mrs. Dresbach thanked our So-
ciety for the tribute to her late husband. The, poem was then read by
A wonderful surprise to all was the recording of a tape sent by Mrs.
Nannie (Morrison) Brown ot Houston, Texas, narrated by her daughter,
Mrs. Frances Whitlock from a newspaper article printed in the Star and
Herald in 1939 at the time of the 25tht anniversary of the opening of The
Panama Canal. The recording told of the memoirs of Mrs. Mattie B.
Morrison who arrived on the Isthmus in 1906. This was done on the oc-
casion of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Mor-
rison with- four generations present.
This concluded our program and here's the news I gathered and
observed. It was good to see Walter Zimmermann of Ozone again. This
summer he enjoyed a trip to New York State with his brother-in-law,
Milton Stone, to see Irene's folks. We rejoice that our ailing ones are
out of the hospital and able to be about again, Joe Conklin, Carrie Math-
ueC of Springdale and Newell Shaw of Fayetteville. Ray and Evelyn,
Ralph and Marie Shuey have been in the Shuey boy-hood town of Neosho,
Mo. in their Airstream trailers. Ralph and Marie are leaving for Florida
to find a home. Ray and Evelyn are to be in Neosho until the end of the
year-hoping to see snow.
Our newest retiree to settle in the Ozarks is Harry F. Butz, Sr., his
wife Lenor and daughter Esther who is a Freshman at our University.
They are happy in their new home at 700 Henryetta St., Springdale.
Harry retired as Supt. of Water and Lab of the Northern Div. of Canal
working for Maintenanc Div. for 35 years. They were both active in
Church, Scouts and Community affairs. Lenor was President of Cristo-
bal Womans Club and active member of Sweet Adeline. They will be
welcome additions to the Springdale Community. They report their
oldest son graduated from Sacremento State College and was married in
1967. Peter is in his 2nd yr. at Oklahoma State Tech. Visitors came
calling-Mr. and Mrs. Jo Irving, Mr. and Mrs. George Wertz and Georgia
Guinn. The Joe Conklins of Springdale had visitors too, Mr. and Mrs.
Dorman Conklin and the Jr. Dorman Conklins, also Mr. and Mrs. John
Everson. They all went down to Fayetteville to see Walter and Martha
Reif who report that their son Walter and family of Oklahoma City made
a couple of trips and enjoyed Martha's good cooking. They had a visit
from John Myers of Ala.
Our new President, Herbert Engelke and young son Herbie kept the
home fires burning for 5 weeks while Alice went to the Zone to welcome
Robert Michael, born August 11th to their daughter Mary Alice, (Mrs.
B. J. Williford) of Margarita. Alice reports a grand time seeing many
friends and relatives still on the Isthmus. She reached home in time to
celebrate Herbert's birthday, October 9th and greet Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
Canamas of Panama. Visitors to Bentonville call on all the Zone families
living there, no matter whose home may be Hdqtrs, hence names of
visitors will only be mentioned once.
Helen and Carl Newhard visited their son Sam and wife in Toledo,
Ohio and son Bruce and family in Battle Creek, Mich. for the month of
August. During September they entertained Clara and Harold Chambers
from Kerrville, Texas and Ross and Janet Cunningham from St. Peters-
burg, Fla. Carl's sister Rae Ebdon with husband Joe and son Tom spent
several days with them in October. Lt. Ebdon of the Air Force leaves
iori Vietnam Oct. 22 from the West Coast. Mrs. Mattie MacAulay is
leaving New Orleans Nov. 22nd on the Cristobal to spend the Holidays
with her nephew, Col. James Coman and family stationed at Albrook
Field. Mattie plans to remain the entire Dry Season.
It was good to see Polly and Stewart Trail of Lexington, Mo. and
their guest Mrs. Ulrich Hughes (Jo) of Kingston, N. Y. Polly's mother,
Mrs. Earle Young spent June and July with them. Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Marmouget were delegates to the National Convention of World War I
Veterans and Auxiliary in New Orleans in Sept. Did y'all see the News-
paper picture of nurse Andrea Terrell taking the blood pressure of Col.
Roscoe Turner who was grounded from the Veteran's Convention because
of an ailing back. The way he was "eyeing" Andrea, bet his pressure
went way up.
Nurse Terrell is the daughter of Glynn and Etta Fay Terrell of Ben-
tonville. Their son Lance is now working in the dental laboratory of the
V.A. Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The Fred Newhards spent 3 weeks in
September in Ohio with Jessie's folks and Mrs. Sophia Basham and Mrs.
J. E. Limes. While in Westerville they saw Nancy Basham now attend-
ing Otterbein College there. They enjoyed a visit from Bev and Fred
Ebdon of the Zone who were traveling across country with Rae, Joe and
Tom Ebdon. Still singing her way through Life, Edith Engelke reports
a busy summer of visiting friends and family including George's sisters,
Virginia Favorite and son of the Zone and Mrs. R. L. Jennings of Rock-
ville, Md. Their son, Dr. John Engelke is now Professor of Chemistry
at Salem College, Salem, Mass. John and daughter Kathryn were also
summer visitors, also the Paul Saaranans.
The Earnest Williams (Haleen) had a marvelous trip back home to
Glen Burnie, Md. stopping enroute to pick up brother Sam Hess in High-
land, Ind., where they all visited with sister Mildred Veach, joined by
brother Everett Hess and Madge and Mildred's daughter who was mar-
ried to John Haywood in Union Church in Gatun and now have four
daughters and one son and a beautiful home. Haleen and Earnest were
all aglow about their trip, and the experience of paging a C.Z. license
number near a swanky Chinese restaurant and meeting Mr. and Mrs.
Schofield from Gatun, now living in Florida. The Lynn Cooks (Maude)
of Rogers enjoyed a visit from grandson Lt. David Y, Nanney, Jr, and
wife. Sarah Ann (Wagner) Gates is now an R.N. in Emergency Room
of Arkansas University Medical Center, Little Rock. While her husband
continues his studies in Little Rock University.
While attending Texas NARCE convention Walter Wagner met Mr.
and Mrs. Leon I. Edwards now of Rusk, Texas. Tried to reach Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Hauss in Dallas. Mrs. Ruth Daniel has been re-elected
President of our local NARCE for her third year. We are happy to have
the Ed. Higgins (Mildred Makibbin) family back home on Round Mt.
in Fayetteville. Ed. is teaching music in Prairie Grove School and Mil-
dred is with Dept. of Vocational-Education at the University. Mike and
Minnie Burton went East stopping to see Harry and Ruth Brownworth in
Lovington, Ill., Minnie's brother Jack and Gloria Brown in Northport,
Long Island, then South to Georgia to visit with Mike's family returning
home via Tuscumbia, Ala. to see John and Virginia (McLaren) Me-
After strange coincidences and much manuevering of schedules by
the "Red" Nails of Rogers and Mike and Minnie Burton of Fayetteville
we were enriched by the visit of John A. and Polly (Typaldos of Panama)
Michaelis. They are on extended leave from his work as Clerk of the
Court, Magistrate's Court, Balboa, C.Z. Their presence at our meeting
was a happy occasion as he dispensed sharp wit, good humor and a gen-
erous supply of unusual pictoral maps of Rep. of Panama and C.Z. and
letterheads admonishing the Administration "KEEP OUR CANAL!",.
A note of sadness enters here as we report the passing of B. F.
(Frostie) Weatherford, 65, of Ft. Smith, Ark. "Frostie" will be remem-
bered as being on loan from the Allis-Chalmers Co. to install machinery
in the Panama Cement Co., located on Isthmian Hwy. His connection
with the Zone people was fraternal, being a member of Abou Saad Tem-
ple of the Shrine and with his wife, members of Orchid Chapter, O.E.S.
We of the Panama Canal Society of Northiwest Arkansas wish y'all
a Joyous Christmas and may 1969 be filled with Good.
Blanche E. Shaw
NEWS FROM LOUISIANA
Mrs. Cicely Knibb Allen,, 4221 Coliseum Street, New Orleans, writes
that on October 3 she celebrated her eightiethh birthday amid phone calls,
flowers and over forty congratulatory cards. In addition, the Sunday
School class shoe teaches at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
gave her a party with all the "fixins" and a nice check that she used to
splurge on two pair of Hill & Dale shoes-red and bone. She also writes
that her grandson, Sgt. Charles Cooper, a career soldier, left California
on October 16 to return to Vietnam.
Mrs. Ella Morales Didier. 3600 Pittari Place, New Orleans, writes
that she is back at Charity Hospital School of Nursing after an absence
of six years. She will graduate in June, 1969. Her mother, Mrs. Ralph
Morales of Margarita, is living with the family and tending to the three
small Didier children: Brian Alan, 5; Kimberly Ann, 4; and Greg Aus-
tin. 2Y, until Ella finishes school. This will also give Mrs. Morales the
opportunity of being available when one of her daughters, Yvonne, gives
birth in December to her second child. Yvonne is married to Ronald
Arabie and they have a daughter, Lorna, 3 years old. Yvonne is a cos-
metologist and until recently worked at the Manhattan Manor Nursing
Home in Marrero. Her home address is 2312 Rose Drive, Gretna.
Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve, 5105 Elmwood Parkway, Metairie,
write of having enjoyed a visit with Austin Salter in August at thpe Brent
House in New Orleans. Mr. Salter retired at the end of June and had
worked with the Electrical Division for more than 24 years. He and
Mrs. Salter plan to make their home in Florida. They also write that a
classmate of their daughter, Sylvia, from Cristobal High School lives in
a nearby subdivision. She is the former Elizabeth (Betty) Tarr, whose
father, Earl Tarr, retired in 1954. He had been the Assistant to the
General Manager of the Commissary Division in Mount Hope. Betty was
educated in the Zone schools, including a year at Canal Zone Junior Col-
lege, Balboa. Shle completed her education at the University of Cali-
fornia, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in education. After gradua-
tion, she taught school in Hawaii for two years and then for the U.S.
Army in Germany for two years. She is married to Val Vaughn, whom
she met while teaching in Germany. They have three boys, aged 5
years, 2 years and 10 months, and live at 3717 Page Drive, Metairie.
Mr. James V. McGimsey, Stanton Manor, 1224 St. Charles Avenue,
New Orleans, writes that he is very ill in the Touro Infirmary in New
Orleans. He has received two blood transfusions and two tanks of oxy-
gen. He will try to write more for the next issue. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you, Mr. McGimsey. Get well soon.
Mrs. Mattie B. Harris, 2535 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, jour-
neyed to San Diego in September for the wedding of her grandson, Alan
Pitcairn, to Brigit Ann Brown of La Jolla. She stayed at the home of
her niece, Mrs. James B. Abbey of San Diego, and was entertained at a
brunch given by a dear friend, Mrs. Julien Cliff. Other festivities in-
cluded a dinner party in honor of Mrs. Harris to celebrate her 89th
birthday. Mrs. Carolyn H. Pitcairn, Mrs. Harris' daughter and mother
of the groom, flew back to New Orleans with Mrs. Harris and spent
about ten days visiting her brother, Spencer B. Harris at his home at
1216 Neyrey Drive, Metairie. During the day, while her brother and
sister-in-law were working, she visited with her mother and says she saw
more of her then than she had during the busy wedding activities in
Mrs. Murray R. Roberson, Jr. (Patt Foster), 4875 Maribel Drive,
Baton Rouge, and her sister, Betsy Foster, 513 East State Street, Apt. 6,
Baton Rouge, have enjoyed recent visits with Mr. and Mrs. Hilton F.
Hughes of La Boca and with Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Broad of Los Rios. The
Hughes are up on a vacation to visit their son, Robert, at the Air Force
Academy in Colorado Springs; Mrs. Hughes' birthplace in Kansas and
friends in Indiana and Michigan. They took in the "Man and His World"
World's Fair in Montreal before enjoying the hunting season on game
birds in Maine. Other stops include New York, New Jersey (where Mr.
Hughes' sister lives), Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Florida (where Mrs.
Hughes has a brother), then back to the Canal Zone on the Panama Line
from New Orleans. The Broads had ventured up the Trans- Isthmian
Highway in a new Volkswagen camper. They had many thrilling epi-
sodes to relate about the trip and had purchased along the way some fas-
cinating examples of native handicrafts and artifacts. They will sail
back to the Zone after visiting friends and relatives in Alabama.
Mrs. William B. Wray, 1729 Diane Drive, Marrero, writes that she
and her husband recently enjoyed a delightful visit from Bernice and
George Fullman of Idahpo, who had flown to Louisiana to spend some
time with their son, Bill, who lives in Gonzales. Mrs. Wray recently
returned from a trip to Utah to visit her daughter and get acquained
wih the newest grandchild. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wray are still working,
but if things go as they plan, they will be making a move in the spring.
Mrs. Elmer Dailey, 314 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, writes that
Charlotte and Earl Dailey (her son) visited her on their vacation re-
cently. They also visited their son, Robert W. Dailey, and his wife,
Janice Brownlee Dailey, and four grandchildren in Hudson, New Hamp-
shire, before going to St. Petersburg to visit Ross and Janet Cunningham
and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Potter. Charlotte and Earl bought a new home
in St. Petersburg and will be living there sometime next year. Charlotte
and Earl also visited with Earl's brother, Carl, and his wife, June, in
Metairie. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Shannon (Charlotte's mother and father)
accompanied Charlotte and Earle on the trip up and they visited with
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gaines of Zephyrhills, Florida. They all met back
in New Orleans to sail home on October 25. Bud and Gerry Wahl also
stayed overnight with Mrs. Dailey before returning to the Canal Zone.
Bud is Charlotte Dailey's brother.
Patt Foster Roberson
FT. LAUDERDALE NEWS
Frank and Thelma Scott, accompanied by their young daughter Les-
lie were visitors in Lauderdale and spent some time with his aunt, Betty
Crawford. They left to go to Judson College in Alabama, where Leslie
is enrolled as a student, and then on to New Orleans to visit old friends,
Dr. and Mrs. Gilder (he of Colon Hospital).
The John Eversons (Dorothy Watson) were visitors to Ft. Lauder-
dale recently. They had been visiting with Dorothy's brother Jack Wat-
son and family. Bob Watson's wife was with them, and they have bought
a home in West Palm Beach.
Bud and Marian Phillips of the Atlantic side were also visitors to
Ft. Lauderdale. They had been to the west coast to see his parents, the
Senior Phillips and his sister Mildred Kline and her husband.
Louis A. Gomez visited briefly in Lauderdale-he had been to Pan-
ama to attend the inauguration of President Arnulfo Arias. There he
resumed old friendships with folks in Panama and the Zone. Ruth Gomez
was unable to accompany him to Panama as she has been incapacitated
with a broken hip.
Barbara and Charles McArthur of Los Rios with their two children
were visitors at the home of Murray and Florence Klipper.
At the Blackwell Cottages in Babson Park, near Lake Wales, Florida,
a group of boys and gals who call themselves "Canal Zone Brats" held
an outing on August 17th. Among those attending were the Lee Wilsons,
nee Grace Shack and their children; Lin and Jackie Bowen Hall; Mar-
shial and Edith (Shuey) Lovell; Joyce Curling Hudson and her two chil-
dren; Mrs. Curling who lives in Frostproof joined them; Jim and Elaine
McConaghy with their daughters; Barbara Hutchings Slay, her husband,
Donnie and the Bill Neals and Bill Hannesis joined them for the week
end. The latter two couples came from Cocoa Beach. They plan a re-
union at the same place in August of 1968.
The George Winquists have returned to Lauderdale after a tour of
Europe. Their daughter, a Vanderbilt student, was a exchange student
in Holland, and when her year's study was over, the three of them
The Pettingills (Canal Zone schools) are the latest tenants of the
Coral Ridge section, where they have joined many other Zone folks.
The Stanley Hamiltons had their daughter Kay and a school mate
visiting during the end of the summer. The Hamiltons are now in their
now home in the Oriole Estates where the Hertgens are, as well as Ed
and Marge Jones.
Frank and Elsie Naughiton who are living in the Coral Ridge Towers
were the guests of honor at a dinner party the Yerkes gave recently as
a welcome home. Invited were the Strumpfs, the Magnusons, Margaret
Conner, the Byrne Hutchings, Barbara Hutchings, Peggy's two aunts, the
Mrs. Mid Dambach and Gladys Gulick.
The Yerkes are soon leaving for a trip around the Islands and as far
as Venezuela and return. A happy trip for them and Peggy's aunts.
Fifteen hosts and hostesses gave a party in the Sauna room of the
Coral Ridge Towers for a group of friends from St. Petersburg. Among
those honored were the Wells Wrights, the Henry Donovans, the Orrs,
the Zip Ziertons, Dick and Bea Sergeant and the Abbotts. They were the
guests of the various people here in Lauderdale, and from reports it
has been a very gay time for all.
Dr. Dan Palucci of the Personnel Bureau was a visitor at the home
of the Frank Naughtons recently.
Barbara Hutchings had a Labor Day picnic at her home-a porch
party-and as her guests all of her family, the Winquists, and neighbors
in her apartment house. Carl and Camille Cetti entertained in their new
apartment at the Fountainhead with a cocktail party and dinner having
as their guests John and Mary Connard, James and Amelia Hunter,
Barbara Hutchings and Hugh Maloney.
Miss F. G. Clary of Orlando, affectionately known as "Clary" was a
visitor at the homes of Byrne and Armella Hutchings and Margaret Con-
ner. Much entertaining was done in her honor while here.
Mary Cameron of Calypso, North Carolina, died in Miami recently.
She was the sister of Betty Crawford and aunt of Jimmy Hunter. The
Hunters, Betty Crawford, another sister, Nan Allen and Mary Harrison
drove to Garland, N. Carolina to attend funeral services there.
On November 3rd at THE REEF a luncheon was held for folks from
Panama and the Canal Zone. This gathering was planned by Mrs. Jack
Corrigan, Mrs. Murray Klipper and Mrs. Arthur Gribbons, assisted by
Barbara Hutchings. Much to the planners surprise the gathering was
tremendous, and a spring party is planned as part of future affairs.
Among those attending were Roger and Dotty Williams, the Klippers
with his brother Frank; the Arthur Gribbons; Barbara Hutchings; Buck
Rogers and wife; Mrs. Helen Plummer; Mickey Kaplan and wife; the
Fred Busches; Mrs. Alice Smith; Mrs. Gretchen Melanson; Ernie Angur-
Muller, Marg Conner, Byrne and Armella Hutchings; the Frank Naugh-
tons; Ed Jones; the John Connards; Carl and Camille Cetti, the James
Hunters; Kay Schoch; the Murphy Alexanders; Frank Cunninghams,
the Leonard Ruppels; George and Kathryn Winquist; the Jack Wat-
sons; the Joe Snyders; Patty La Duke; the James Brooks, the Hamiltons
(hotels) the George Cains; Fred Dahl; L. Bissett; the Jimmy Lyons,
the John Pettingills; the Leroy Magnusons; Bev Des Londes and Jack
Crouch; the Ed Stokes; Betty Crawford; Mary Harrison, Mary Poell,
General Tom Harold (dtr a Nickisher) the Lonnie Van Siclens; Dr. and
Mrs. Jack Strumph; the Ben Thomas (pilot) The Sig Essers, Bob
Lombroia, Vincent and Bea Lombroia and Helen Colin.
NEWS FROM SARASOTA
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Greene drove to New Orleans to spend some
time with Bill and Ethel Staats who had come up on leave from Gamboa.
They also visited Mrs. Edward McGivern, a patient in Ochsner's Clinic,
and her husband, who is with the Refineria in Panama. While there
they also called on George Marcuse, former Colonite and owner of Radio
Center in New Orleans, and have about talked him into bringing his
mother to the Annual Reunion in St. Pete in January.
Captain James E. Orvis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Orvis, has
received the Air Medal at Phan Tang AB, Vietnam, for air action in
Southeast Asia. Capt. Orvis, a B-57 Canberra pilot, was decorated for
his outstanding airmanship and courage on successful and important
combat missions under hazardous conditions including the continuous
possibility of hostile ground fire." Capt. Orivs' wife and four children
are residing in Cardiff, Cal. while he is in Vietnam.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hitchcock during the summer were
their son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jennifer Hitchicock of Richmond,
Va. Bill is with Prentiss Hall Publisher in the College Department, and
recently transferred from Charlottesville, Va. This was Jennifer's first
visit to Sarasota. Following a week in Sarasota, the couple continued
their vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Little Dix Bay, British
Lee and Gus Schmidt had as hpuse guests Gus' brother and family,
John and Agnes Schmidt and son, Cliff, who moved from Long Island.
The John Schmidts remained with Gus and Lee until completion of their
new home at 2763 Fountain Circle in Kensington Park.
Other visitors during thte summer were their son-in-law and daughter,
Leonard and Arlene Winerman of Hackensack, N. J.; Lee's sister, Mrs.
Ann W. De La Mater, Greenville, N. C. and her nephew, Bill and Vivian
De La Mater who arrived from the C.Z. and spent a week in Sarasota
before starting on a trip around the world.
Mrs. Matilda Neely is home following cataract operations on both
eyes. "Muz" had her first operation the middle of October and was
scheduled to have the other one in December. However, she was in
such good physical condition following the first operation the doctor
performed the second one just a week later and she was home from the
hospital in time to see the children in their cute and clever costumes as
they came for Trick or Treat on Halloween.
Fran Orvis is also on the semi-disabled list as she fell and broke her
wrist and has a cast on her left hand.
Jack and Joyce Clarke spent a week in Miami early in October at
the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles K.
Cross, to visit another sister, Mrs. Nita Hartman, who was hospitalized
in North Miami General Hospital following a heart attack. They also
visited a niece and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. William (Kay Cross)
Carson. Latest report is that Nita is now recuperating at her hpme,
1701 N.E. 142nd St., North Miami 33161.
As the 54th anniversary of the opening of the Canal was being cele-
brated when Gladys Humphrey entertained the Birthday Club she used
this as her theme and served a typical Tivoli Hotel luncheon. Mementos
from the "old Days" were shown including commissary books and the
first issue of the Panama Canal Review. Souvenir pillow tops with pic-
tures of ships in the canal were given to the members and guests.
The centerpiece, a banana boat with rolled dollar bills formed around
the smoke stack was later presented to Madge Hall, the months' birth-
day girl. In addition to the regular members guests present were Mrs.
Robert Messer of Del Rio, Texas; Mrs. Curtis H. Bliss, Eau Gallie, Fla;
Mrs. Wm. E. Hughes and Mrs. David T. Mann.
In September, Marion Greene entertained the club at a breakfast and
asked each member to invite a former CZer as their guest. Carrying
out the C.Z. theme the hostess called out names of the towns in Zone go-
ing back to construction days, and prints were marked for each town
the individual had lived in; this was followed by naming the various
types of housing, schools attended, visits to various points of interest,
those born or married in the C.Z. or Panama, employment and number
of years on the C.Z. What fun it was reminiscing! Each member and
guest received individual "Bouquet Garnis" made by the hostess and
placed in Tupperware. Fran Orvis was the birthday girl and invited
guests included, Mrs. Mildred Randall, West Palm Beach; Mrs. William
Grady, Lakeland, Mrs. Walter Freudigmann and her sister, Mrs. Marie
Kleefkins Fraser, Tampa; and Sarasotans, Mrs. Lee Watkins, Mrs. Clif-
ford Russell, Mrs. Charles P. Harrison, Skr., Mrs. Jack Clarke, Mrs. Gus
Schmidt, Mrs. David Mann, Mrs. Wm. E. Hughes, Mrs. Jean Dough
Judge and her sister, Mrs. Gerald Stroop, and Mrs. Thelma Kruse.
Joyce Clarke, newest member of the birthday club, carried out the
Halloween theme in the decorations and prizes at the luncheon she gave
when Gladys Humphrey was the birthday honoree. In a musical quiz
Joyce played records and we had to name tlhe singer or orchestra play-
ing. The hostess had a prize for all the members and the only guest,
Mrs. Jacoba Joustra.
Dean Eppley and his wife, Helen, of Vienna, Va., spent a week in
Sarasota visiting his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hipple. Dean left the
C.Z. in the 1930's and is now working in Washington, D.C.
Ruth and Clyde Stroop spent a week in Merritt Island with their
daughter-in-law, Mrs. E. C. Stroop, Jr. (June) and six children.
Mrs. David Gatz and her sister, Mrs. William C. Hitchcock enter-
tained at a coffee for their sister, Mrs. Robin Comer of Margarita.
Robin arrived in October to visit her brothers-in-law and sisters before
returning to the C.Z. following a trip to Europe. Also making the five
week European tour with Robin were her sister, Mrs. Billie Galloway,
Mrs. Evelyn Condon and Mrs. Grace Roach, all from thte C.Z.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. B. Hall returned n October from a month's vaca-
tion. They first drove to Boston, Mass. for a visit with John's relatives
and later joined their son and family, Buckey and Anne Hall and chil-
dren, Will and Jill, at Anne's former home in Laporte, Pa. The Halls
plan to come to Sarasota later in November before returning to Mar-
Gladys Humphrey had as her houseguests, Mr. and Mrs. Luke T.
Palumbo and their 7 months old daughter, Lisa Marie, of Coco Sola.
Luke attended a National Science Foundation Summer Institute at Emory
Institute in Atlanta, Ga., where he completed a course in physical sci-
ence. Their son, Lee, spent part of the summer with Mary Ann's mother
in Gainsville. Luke and family later drove to Trenton, Missouri and
joined his parents and other members of the family for the marriage
of his sister, Judy Ann to Bruce Hicks.
Mrs. Humphrey's son and family, Donald and Dotti Humphrey with
Danna Lynne and Delrie Joy, drove from Palm Bay to, visit with Luke
and Mary Ann. Mrs. Humphrey had a Johnny Mazetti dinner for the
group which also included her daughter and family, David and Donna
Mann with Debbie, Donald and Doug of Sarasota.
Summer house guests at the Harry V. Cain home included Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. R. Byrd and their children, Mary Ann and Donald of Marga-
rita. Bob and his family came to the States in the camper travelling
the Inter-American Highway with members of the Road Runner Club.
Other summer visitors were George and Mae Waldron from Mobile,
Ala. The family left the C.Z. in the 1950's. George is superintendent
with a stevedoring company in Mobile and his wife is in th~e personnel
department at Del Champ's, chain grocery store.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Sanders of Margarita and Jeanne's mother, Mrs.
Hilda Crouch, stopped by for a short visit with Jay and Harry Cain and
Gladys Humphrey. Mrs. Crouch came to the U.S. early in the year and
recently bought a new trailer home in Bradenton.
Florence and Gilbert Lee of Margarita were visitors at the home of
their former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. John W. B. Hall.
Visitors at the home of Mike and Marion Greene during hurricane
Gladys were Mr. and Mrs. George Roth of Gatun. They had first visited
their daughter, Marilyn, in Atlanta, Ga. where she is working in the
sportswear department of the branch store of Saks Fifth Avenue of N.Y.,
which recently opened in Atlanta.
George and Tommy also visited former Gatunites, Fred and Hannah
Schwartz in Miami and with Drew and Ilse Metzgar in Venice.
Mrs. Jacoba Joustra and her daughter, Grace, recently moved from
Belle Mead, N. J. into their new home at 4174 Tee Road in Kensington
Park. They were the house guests of Gladys Humphrey while waiting
the completion of their new home.
The Joustra family lived in Old Cristobal and were close friends and
neighbors of Jay and Harry Cain and the Humphpreys when the late Mr.
Gerrit Joustra was first employed with the Electrical Division in the
Bill and Myrtle Hughes drove to Merritt Island to visit their daugh-
ter, Sandra, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Claflin and two children
and with them watched the Apollo 7 space shot.
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Our October 20, 1968
Picnic was a very suc-
cessful event. About 80
children and friends
turned out at PALM
PARK in Whittier. It
was a very nice park
for our type of Picnics
and many thanks to
Capt. Carl Wanke, who
made all the arrange-
ments, was an all
around wonderful host
for the picnic and Eth-
el's chicken and potato
salad can't be beat.
THIS TIME we had
plenty of good coffee-
my husband, Hank Do-
lim took complete
charge of that and
there was even some
All who attended seemed to be in agreement that we should continue
to hold our Picnics at PALM PARK-so be sure and mark your 1969
calendar-THIRD SUNDAYS in JUNE and OCTOBER.
I passed out CARDs and pencils-and gathered so much interesting
news to write-up!! Much easier and more interesting than having to
write just from the list of those who attended. Following are the notes
and KEEP THOSE CARDS AND NOTES COMING!!
Paul and Mildred Kline of Tustin, Calif. brought their houseguest,
Sam R. Moody from Balboa;
Harry and Virginia (Calvit) Pearl were visiting their son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pearl in Whittier awaiting the arrival
of a granddaughter, Sharon Lynn, born October 5th. The Pearls were
visiting in California from their home in Ocala, Florida.
As usual quite a large group from San Diego made the trip with
Dorothy and Arthur Cotton. Included were: Jean and Moises De la
Pena, who are now making their home there and enjoyed their first P.C.
Picnic. William Taylor, former Postmaster with service from 1906 to
1964; Lulu Lumby, formerly from Empire & Cristobal, and always makes
our events; Mrs. William A. (Elizabeth) Jones from La Jolla was telling
all about her recent trip to Europe where she visited her son "Bill Jones"
a Captain in the Navy who is stationed at Naples, Italy. They toured all
over Italy, down the Rhine from Basel to Cologne, Germany, and many
other interesting places.
Bob and Alma Brown, Temple City just returned from spending the
summer sailing to coastal Islands and up and down thle California coast
on the "Toboga." These were shakedown cruises in preparation for
their trip to the Caribbean and the Canal Zone. They were assisted on
the trips by their two sons, Wayne (radioman) and Robby, (deckhand).
They plan the trip to the C.Z. after October, 1969 and in the meantime
would be glad to see any old friends from the Zone at their Slip 178,
Gangway 11 in the Long Beach Marina (on week-ends).
Irma and H. M. Lockwood, Monrovia have had a busy summer. Mr.
& Mrs. George D. Poole (Aurie) from Schenectady, spent two weeks with
them and Grace Naylor in Laguna Hills. Then their daughter Ruth Lock-
wood Hladien and daughter Janet came from Rome, New York. To
finish a happy summer, their son Harold and his wife Dolly came from
Pekin, Illinois to attend a seminar of Engineers held at the Convention
Hall at Disneyland and of course spent a good deal of their time visiting
his parents. Jean Lockwood Givens, her husband and their two babies
were able to come from Sunnyvale, Calif. to complete the family visits.
Marjorie and Bob Miller, Sun City, Calif., told us about their daugh-
ter Charline Barnard who is now in Perth, Australia where her husband.
Dr. J. Barnard is doing work for the Smithponian Institution as a marine
Herb Barlow's daughter, Martis Lisowski and her son Andy just re-
turned from a 7 week safari in Africa-they didn't miss a thing while
Am ount enclosed $ ........................ Check .......... M .O........... Cash ........
DUES $4.00 PER YEAR. Add 4,5c to checks on Canal Zone banks
over there-saw Cairo, Oswand Dam, etc. Another daughter, Miss El-
eanor Barlow just returned from Washington, D.C. and was elected
Second Vice President of the National Association of Educational Sec-
retaries this year.
Capt. Carl and Ethel Wanke spent five weeks this summer visiting
Gertrude W. Wanke, former Chief Dietician at Gorgas Hospital and now
a resident of Great Falls, Montana.
This was Dorothy Hamlin's last picnic, for awhile. She is moving
to Florida and will live with Mrs. J. F. Everett of St. Petersburg. She
also spent the summer with her daughter Janie and family in Connecti-
cut and then visited the Hamlin clan in Anderson, So. Carolina. Dorothy
will go to Panama, December 5th on the S.S. Cristobal to spend the holi-
days with her son Eugene and wife.
Mrs. Cleo Blackburn (Mrs. Samuel S.) came to the picnic with her
son Bill and was proudly showing her new leg!
We missed George and Esther Cassell and understand that George
has not been well this past month-we all send him our regards.
Other regulars-Ruth & Ducky Bryan as enthusiastic as ever, really
enjoying themselves. They came with Virginia and Martin Seller and
were joined by Thelma Reppe and our Vice President, Hedvig Seedborg.
After the picnic, Virginia & Martin were going to Santa Ana to visit with
Capt. and Mrs. W. H. Peterson whose health doesn't permit them to
come anymore. Captain was a Pilot from 1915 to 1942
Our President, David Smith] arrived early and stayed til the end. He
has just finished designing a float for the Hollywood Stars' Parade in
Hollywood on November 25th. It depicts the Liberty Bell and Indepen-
dence Hall and David will ride on the float as Thomas Jefferson. Dave
also had a nice visit with his Sister Aillen and her children in Idaho this
summer. Her son David was just home on leave after completing two
years of duty with the Air Force in Turkey.
Jack and Linda (Cunningham) Griffin, from North Hollywood at-
tended the Picnic for their first time and met many of Linda's friends
from Gatun where she was raised. Her Father was Frank Cunningham,
a Police Officer on the Atlantic side and Brother of Ross.
Ruth and Chris Simonsen told us their daughter Fay Keegan is get-
ting along as well as expected since Barney's death. Ruth's Brother
Glenn Lasher and family were up from the Zone this summer and they
enjoyed several visits with them and they Ruth & Chris are planning a
trip to Penn. to visit her sisters and families from Nev. 11 to 30th.
Application P. C. RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF FLORIDA
for Membership BLOOD BANK FUND
Florida Only Box 11] 565, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
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DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.
David and Helen Fogle, Montebellow had their family as guests-
Daughter Helen Shafer and her son Gene from Whittier and their son,
John Johnson and his wife Linda from West Covina.
Emma and Ted Englebright, one of our former Presidents, arranged
their vacation trip to be sure they would be in Whittier during October.
Now that they live in Tucson, Ariz. it's not always possible for them to
get to every one of our events.
Among others attending were: Mrs. Esther Camipbell, Mrs. Earl T.
(Clara) Gilbert, Mollie Brown, Esther Currier, Betty Clement Smith, our
former Vice President, Mr. & Mrs. Heltemes, Florence Peterson, Hank &
Naomi Leibeler, Ann & M. L. Dodd, Kenneth & Marian Baer, Capt. &
Mrs. Howard Smithies-the only ones from SEAL BEACH??
G'eorge and Winifred Muller and Jack A. Muller's wife, Margaret.
from Albuquerque, N. M., Dr. & Marie Clay and Jack Clay; Bill & Jenni-
fer Quinn, Elise and Frank Rysan. Tedders and Jagobys-where were
you all?? We know Rene Conlan had to work that day.
Edith and Sallie Wimmer have just returned from a trip to Pennsyl-
vania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. where they visited relatives and
Edith attended the American Society of Women Accountants.
Dues P. C. RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF FLORIDA
Payment BLOOD BANK FUND
Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
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DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.
GOOD NEWS-our son Lt. Henry Dolim, Jr. returned home Steptem-
ber 30th after completing 205 flying missions 100 of which were over
North Vietnam in the F-4 Phantom Jet based at Da Nang. That con-
cluded his tour over there and he had three weeks leave at home. He
left Los Angeles the morning of the picnic to report to Williams Air Force
Base in Phoenix, Arizona, where he will now have a tour as an Instructor
Pilot in the T-38 trainers.
LETTERS-5/Oct./1968 "Sorry that I cannot be at the picnic. Am
leaving Oct. llth, for my Union Memorial Hospital Reunion in Baltimore,
then fly from New York to Paris to Tunisia to visit Lou and Sue Taylor
Pitney and my three grandchildren. After a two week visit in Gam-
marth, which is only five miles from the ruins of Carthage, we plan to
spend two days in Rome. I'll return the polar route via London to Los
"Slon Michael, who has been a window gunner, is now in a control
office of 52nd Combat AVN BN, in Pleiku, Vietnam. At the moment he
is getting a welcome R & R in Bangkok.
"We have just opened a new six-bed, air-conditioned cardiac care
unit at Balboa Naval Hospital and I am in charge on the P.M. shift. We
take care of myocardial infarction or coronariess" similar to that which
former President Eisenhower has suffered. We are the only nurses al-
lowed to give the electric defibrillation and intravenous medications
without the doctor being present, in cases of catastrophic emergencies.
It is a great privilege to work with such a unit. Have fun at the picnic.,
Sincerely, Mrs. Vernon L. Schafer, 5350 Mt. Alifan Dr. San Diego, Calif.
SAD NEWS: A note from Mrs. Jessie Hauss, 2818 Materhorn Drive,
"My dear husband passed away on August 5th after a brief illness
and surgery. We had a wonderful life together for 50 years and many
happy memories .. .. Our many friends and my family have been here
with me during this sad time which helps me ."
A note from Mrs. Joe Welch relating the news that Mr. Howard
Ploessel, born in C.Z. 60 years ago passed away October 9th. He was
active in Red & White Troup and has taught school in Huntington Park.
His Dad, Emil Piossel, a President of our P.C. Society is very ill at his
home-7102 Templeton St., Huntington Park, Calif. and now the loss of
his son is sad-perhaps some old timers would send him a card."
A member, Mr. J. W. MacGillivray passed away in September. He
is survived by his daughter Mary Catherine Keene and a Grandson and
It was also reported at the Picnic that Mr. Allan Wallace a former
Pilot on the Canal, had passed away.
OUR SYMPATHIES EXTENDED TO ALL OF THEIR FAMILIES
Our next meeting will be the Annual Luncheon and Election of Offi-
cers to be held in March, 1969.
So ooooo o KEEP THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS COMING FOLKS
and give us the benefit of your ideas, suggestions and news.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all of you from the
members of the Los Angeles Chapter.
VIRGINIA RIDGE DOLIM, Secretary
9580 La Tijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90045
COME TO THE REUNION
THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
TIME-January 9th and 10th, 1969.
PLACE-Soreno Hotel overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay at First
Avenue and Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida.
COST-Luncheon $3.00 per person which includes gratuity and
On the first day, Thursday, January 9th, registration will be in
the forenoon and the combined annual and monthly business
meeting in the afternoon. On Friday there will be a social
period in the morning before the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. You are
urged to forward your reservations early as the hotel may be
forced to decline last minute reservations for the luncheon, as
only 300 will be made.
The primary purpose of the Reunion above all is to enable
former Isthmanians to get together, renew acquaintances and
discuss those gone but not forgotten days. You'll never know
how many true friends you have until you attend the Reunion
where they gather from every section of the country. We will
meet on the mezzanine floor of the hotel where there is ample
room with comfortable seats, or if you prefer seclusion with
former pals, there's the well-stocked bar on the main floor.
Don't miss the Reunion. You'll be sorry if you do!
Room reservations can be arranged at convention rates of
$12.00 double and $8.00 single, plus 4% tax at the Soreno Hotel.
Those desiring reservations should remit $12.00 plus tax for
double and $8.00 plus tax for single room per day.
MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORMS PROMPTLY. We must
have them not later than January 4th. Make remittances pay-
able to the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Your reservation will be acknowledged by postcard, but
LUNCHEON TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED. They should be
claimed immediately upon arrival at the Reunion. No Luncheon
tickets will be held after 11:00 a.m. unless paid for.
(Reservation form on separate page.)
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
Thirty-seventh Anniversary Reunion
SJanuary 9th and 10th, 1969
Fill out and return this form with your remittance to the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, mailing it direct to:
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
P.O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
Please arrange reservations as follows -
Reunion luncheon tickets for .............. persons, each, $3.00.
My party of .. persons will find our own room accommoda-
tions. My party of ...... persons will need ...... single and/or
...... double rooms in hotel or private home for ...... days
beginning January ..... 1969. Enclosed is $8.00 for each single
room and /or $12.00 for each double room per day for deposit on
these reservations, plus 4% tax.
There is enclosed remittance of $ ... representing total for
all the above reservations.
My party will arrive by .. train; .. auto; .. bus; .. plane.
(Please indicate which)
N a m e .. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .
A address .. ....................................................
Names and addresses of those in my party ....................
While at the Reunion our address will be: .....................
MOSTLY THIS 'N THAT
Did you know that-the Panama Canal Company is offering appren-
tice programs for tow-boat master and tow-boat engineers-8 C.Z. stu-
dents scored in the top 2% in the National Merit Qualifying Test among
39,000 students in the U.S.-a new 20,000 seat stadium is being built for
the 1970 Central American Olympics in Panama City--there are 124
new teachers in the U.S. C.Z. schools and more are needed-the New
Orleans port of entry requires all cars being shipped from the Zone be
pressure washed underneath- more than five groups of 163 Amish,
part of 10,00 settlers in Mexico have passed through Panama and boarded
Italian Line ships for Arica, Chile; final destination Santa Cruz, Bolivia,
where their leaders have purchased tracts of farm land---3 wooden
buildings from Curundu, C.Z. have replaced bohios which served as
school in Mandinga, San Blas.-the buildings being flown in 6 flights by
Many thanks to all who sent encouraging words through the year;
to all who contributed pictures and articles to the RECORD; and to the
faithful reporters who sent their excellent copy on time.
It is up to the survivors to send obituaries. Keep the news coming.
The deadline for the MARCH RECORD is JANUARY 31.
May you all have a Merry and Happy Holiday season.
P.O. Box 11566,
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33733
Ending a passenger service which has used the Panama Canal since
it was opened to traffic in 1914, the New Zealand Shipping Company pas-
senger vessel Rangitane passed through Miraflores Locks northbound for
the last time. According to a notice received from the company's head
office, this ship and the two other New Zealand Shipping Company pas-
senger liners, are being retired, thus bringing to an end more than a
century of service with passengers between Great Britain and New Zea-
land. Norton Lilly, agent for the line at the Canal, announced that the
cargo service would be continued by the line.
Heavy oceangoing traffic kept the Panama Canal Marine Traffic Con-
trol men hopping during the first week of October when the 7-day daily
average of ships being put through the Canal rose to a high of 45.
Oceangoing arrivals in Canal waters totaled 114 for October 4 and 5.
The surge of shipping was attributed to the large number of vessels
leaving or by-passing United States east coast and Gulf ports the last
part of Septmeber to avoid the threatened longshoremen's strike called
for September 30.
As a result, southbound traffic was somewhat heavier than that mov-
ing northbound. During the first 8 days, there were 206 ships going
south and 160 transiting north.
The "Arctic," a Liberian flag ship, established a new cargo record
on its second transit of the Panama Canal, and broke te record held by
a sister ship, the "Mythic." The "Arctic," 845.8 feet by 105.85 feet, car-
ried a cargo of 58,647 tons coal loaded in Norfolk, Va., for Japan. The
former cargo record was set by the "Mythic" with a load of 57,789 tons
when it transited in November 1967. The "Arctic's" route takes her
around the world. After unloading the coal in Japan, the vessel will pro-
ceed to the Persian Gulf for oil destined for Europe. The bulk carrier,
operated by Triton Shipping, Inc., of New York, was built in Japan and
is a sister ship also to the "Melodic," another Canal customer. The
local agent is C. Fernie & Co.
Sitting-Mrs. Tezano-Dillie Pidgeon. Back row-Robert Wilhite, George
Cockle./ Helen Dudak, Mrs. Frances Hargy, Mr. Tezano and Mr. Dudak
taken at the 1968 reunion.
Mrs. Wm. H. Dodson II, Tampa, Florida.
left to right-Hugh Giblin, Helen Dillon, John Rielly, John Dillon and
dancess Dillon taken in South Weymouth, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cook. Clarksville, Va.
From left to right: Elsie McLaren and her 3 daughters, Edith Hicks,
Phyllis Barkley, Virginia McWilliams at a reunion in Tallahasse,
Lois Woodruff (Mrs. B. C.) and Dorothy Browning Cantway, St. Peters-
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
P. 0. Box 11566
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
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