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


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

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President Says .......................................................... 2
From the Secretary's Desk ............ ..................................... 2
Editor's Lines ................................................. ......... 2
Legislative Report ................................... ................... 3
Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ............................................ 3
N ews Features ................ .............................. ............ 11
Announcements .......... .................................. ............. 27
Retirem ents ..................................... ............ .......... 28
W wedding Announcements .................................... ............. 29
Birth Announcements ..................................... ................ 32
W ith Deep Sorrow ............ .............................. 34
Sale and L ocator ...................................... ..................... 63

CanalZone ............ .......... 40 New York ......................... 52
Alabama .......................... 40 North Carolina ................... 52
Arkansas ....................... 41 Ohio .................. ........... 54
California ...................... 44 Pennsylvania .................... 54
Florida ........................... 46 South Carolina .................. .. 55
Louisiana ........................ 51 Texas ........................... 56
New Jersey ................... ..51 Vermont ......................... 60
New Mexico ........ ...... 51 Virginia ....................... 61

Home Federal .................. 20 Vigilant Real Estate ................ 39
Perry R. Marsh, Inc. ................ 21 Pinehurst World Travel Service, Inc. .. 10
RamadaInn (South) ................ 16


SEPT. 29 1 PM Buffet Luncheon, Ramada Inn, Aiken, SC
OCT. 7 1:30 PM Regular Meeting PCSoFL, Gulfport Community Center
5:30 Memorial Mass for Father Wye, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, St.
OCT. 15 PanCanal Soc. of TX, Houston Meeting
OCT 16 1 PM Luncheon Bowen's Cafeteria, NW Arkansas Mall, Hwy. 71 between
Fayetteville and Springdale, AR
NOV. 4 1:30 PM Regular Meeting PCSoFL, Gulfport Community Center
NOV. 6 1 PM Luncheon Ramada Inn Rooftop, 440 Seabreeze Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
DEC. 2 Regular Meeting PCSoFL, Gulfport Community Center 1:30 PM

One of two tugs designed and built for work in the Panama Canal, the tug
"Walker" arrives at Cristobal harbor to take its place in the Marine Bureau's tug
fleet. The first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the unique feature of the
lug is a pair of propulsion units which can he rotated 360 degrees, enabling the
propeller thrust to be directed in any horizontal direction. A sister tug, the "Bur-
gess", is scheduled to be delivered and placed in service next month.
For more about the "Walker", see page 13.

Thne Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

(A Non-Profit Organization)

To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships

P. O. Box 11566 ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33733

Robert J. Roy

H. L. Clarke, Jr.

Mrs. Jean B. Mann

Mrs. Anna T. Collins
Record Editor

Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks

William F. Grady
Legislative Representative

Paul M. Disharoon

J. F. Warner

Lucille S. Judd
Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus


Robert J. Roy
H. L. Clarke, Jr.

Mrs. Jean B. Mann

Gaddis Wall

Eugene I. Askew

Troy Hayes

Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks

Mrs. Anna T. Collins

J. Winter D. Collins
Liaison Officer for
the Canal Zone

The CANAL RECORD is published by the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.,
for the good and welfare of its members.

The CANAL RECORD is published five times each year, once in March, June,
September, November and December.

all persons MUST BE MEMBERS and pay ANNUAL DUES of $10.00. Entered as 2nd
Class matter at the POST OFFICE at Saint Petersburg, Florida Second Class
Postage paid at Saint Petersburg, Florida, Post Office.

South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
5094 40th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

POSTMASTER: Change of address should be sent on FORM 3579 to Box 11566, St.
Petersburg, Florida 33733.


No. 3

Vol. 11

The picnic on July 1st was a wonderful outing for all who attend-
ed. The food was delicious, thanks to you great ladies; the park was so
beautiful, clean and the weather was perfect, even though it did look
like rain all day. Maybe that is the reason we did not have as many
members and guests as we had last year. Let's have a bigger picnic
next year. I think it is good for our morale to get out in the sunshine
and enjoy fresh air and yack with old friends. Thanks to the Vice-
President and his committee for a job well done.
Hurrah! Lucho is coming to our April 1978 Reunion. Let's make it
the biggest reunion of all times.
Again, may I remind you not to give out names and addresses of
society members as it is against our society's policy.
Bob Roy

The Annual Issue will go to press 1 October. Please have all
change of address notifications in by that date. If a member contem-
plates a move and knows about it, it would be wise to get your new
address into your secretary even though the move does not take place
until the first of the year.
Jean Mann

It was a busy summer with the arrival of our first grandchild and
a wedding where we acquired another son-in-law; the volunteering
jobs did not stop and it has been planning ahead for a charity ball, a
golf tournament, the distribution of toys, plus a musical. We all kept
busy as the news from the states indicate even though it was a long
hot summer. Hope each of you enjoyed all your travels, your guests,
and will get back to your club meetings and regular routine.
One of our members telephoned long distance to let me know how
much she enjoyed the June CANAL RECORD with all the clear pic-
tures. We thank Gaddis Wall, our past president, who has been taking
pictures, black and white which reproduce better, at our meetings. I
wish we could afford to print all of the pictures taken, however, I am
making up a scrapbook and will have it on display at our meetings.
Please take pictures at your meetings and submit to me for printing
along with your news. I will return the pictures sooner or later. Our
members enjoy seeing pictures of their friends and they do add to our
It is mango season in the Bay Area and we are enjoying the lus-
cious fruit. My daughter and I boiled up a large pot of Mango Chutney

(delicious with an old pot roast) last week from a sack of mangoes Jean
Mann brought to me.
News deadline for the December issue of the Canal Record is
your postmark 20 October 1977 thank you.
Anna T. Collins

The cost of living is up 4.4% as of June 30, 1977. This will come
out in our October checks. The entire increase for 1976 was 4.8%/. We
still have six months to go this year.
"Did you know that the President has signed the 1977 tax law. A
provision allows for amended returns for taxpayers who receive sick
pay, to claim the allowable exclusion. The law also provides for a re-
calculation of retirement income credit. H & R Block will prepare
these returns at NO CHARGE." (So an ad ran in a local newspaper -
could be it means if you had H & R Block prepare your tax return in
the first place, there would be no charge.)
William F. Grady

Gulfport Community Center Auditorium, Gulfport, FL
6 May 1977
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Robert Roy at
1:30 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the
Flag. The Chaplain, Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks gave the Invocation which
was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of those
who had passed away since the April meeting.
The President welcomed the 112 members and guests who were
The following members and guests stood for special recognition
as their names were called: Don Lewis St. Petersburg; Dora
Krydel Canal Zone; Agnes O'Donnell Seminole; Rich McKeowin
- California; Boot and George Mitchell Tampa; Martha B. Wood -
Washington; Hagen Dodge Maryland; Marie Napoleon Sarasota;
Jeanette Dowgin St. Petersburg; Alberta P. Harris California;
Gladys Conley St. Petersburg; and Carolyn Mullins St.
The Secretary/Treasurer read the minutes of the April meeting.
As there were no additions, omissions or corrections, the minutes
were approved as read. The financial reports of the Society and the
Blood Bank were read. As there were no questions the reports will
stand for audit.
News of members and friends was given by the Record Editor,
Mrs. Anna Collins.

Mr. Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, announced that the
cost of living as of 31 March was up 2.2/o. Three Senators, Church of
Idaho, Williams of NJ, and Domenici of NM have sponsored a bill to
include the twice a year cost of living increases for social security
recipients as well as civil service retirees. The bill on income tax
credit for disabled retirees to be extended thru 1976, has passed the
house but still must pass the Senate.
Eight members would celebrate birthdays during May and three
couples would celebrate anniversaries. Best wishes went out to all.
Mr. Roy announced that the July picnic would be the same place
as last year War Veterans Memorial Park Shelters #3 and #4 on
July 1st. The August meeting will be a buffet luncheon at the Ramada
It was announced that Carl Starke of Sarasota is recovering from
triple bypass surgery. He is progressing nicely.
It was also announced that there will be a reunion of former
Zonites of the northwest in Oregon in August.
The President thanked Dolly Barbour, Eleanor Connor, and Al
Davis for preparing and serving the refreshments.
As there was no further business the meeting adjourned at 2:10
Following the meeting, coffee, donuts and a brief social period
was enjoyed by all.
Coffee fund donations: $16.10.

3 June 1977
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. was called to order by the President, Mr. Robert Roy at
1:35 P.M. The President led the assembled group in the Pledge to the
Flag. The Chaplain, Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks gave the Invocation which
was followed by thirty seconds of silent prayer in memory of those
who had passed away since the May meeting.
The President welcomed the 76 members and guests who were
The following members and guests stood for special recognition
as their names were called: Elmer and Laura Stoakley De Land;
Ivan and Neva Jenkins De Land; Dorothy and Bud Knox Sara-
sota; Muriel Whitman St. Petersburg; Edna Ogletree Pinellas
Park; Joe Collins, Tim Mann and Sandi Mann of St. Petersburg; and
Harry Egolf of Seminole.
News of members and friends was given by the secretary in the
absence of the Record Editor.
The Secretary Treasurer read the minutes of the May meeting.
As there were no additions, omissions or corrections, the minutes
were approved as read. The financial reports of the Society and the

Blood Bank were read. As there were no questions the reports will
stand for audit.
Mr. Bill Grady, Legislative Representative, announced that the
Cost of Living as of 30 April was 3%. Also President Carter has
signed the disability tax credit bill. Members were advised to take
their tax forms to the IRS office for a possible refund.
Mr. Roy reminded the assembled group about the July picnic and
the August Luncheon.
Six members would celebrate birthdays and four couples would
celebrate anniversaries during June. Best wishes went out to all.
It was announced that our Legislative Representative, Mr. Bill
Grady was recently presented a certificate of merit for eight years of
service as District Director of NARFE.
Jean Mann moved that the Society treat Dolly Barbour and
Eleanor Connor to the August Luncheon in appreciation of their faith-
ful service as refreshment committee. Frances Sharp seconded.
Motion carried.
As there was no further business the meeting adjourned at 2:05
Following the meeting, coffee, donuts and a brief social period
was enjoyed by all.
Respectfully submitted,
Jean Mann, Secretary/Treasurer

1 July 1977
It was a hot, hot day when over 130 members and guests gath-
ered at War Veteran's Memorial Park at Bay Pines, Florida. There
were many dark clouds above which helped to create a delightful
breeze. The Vice-President Howard Clarke posted the colors and
President Roy led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Chaplain, Mrs. Mary Belle Hicks gave the invocation commemorating
John F. Warner, Founder, and the Charter Members who founded our
Society 45 years ago on July 24, 1932. It is because of these members
we have strengthened our friendship and have grown into a tremen-
dous organization ... from 14 Charter Members to over 4,000 strong.
We then paused for a moment of silent prayer in memory of those who
have passed away.
Both shelters had tables covered with delicious food much
Arroz Con Polio, fried rice, potato salads, deviled eggs, baked beans,
fried chicken, watermelon half filled with various melon balls, and
cakes to name a few of the tasty dishes. It did not take the crowd long
to fill their plates and settle down to good food and conversation.
SIt was difficult to have all guests sign the Guest Book, however,

Couples at Picnic 1 July

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Marion and Mike John and Elsie
Green McDowell

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Frances and Roy Sharp

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Sam and Sara

Olga and Paul Disharoon

Maxine and Bill Dixon with nephew Buddy Chambers

Ivy Dunn, Florence Dee, Jimmy Dunn and Tom Dee


Flag Ceremony

Vice President, Chaplain and President
More photos page 33 7 and inside back cover.

below are the names as registered (from St. Petersburg unless other-
wise noted): Albert and Sallie McKeown; Margaret M. Lawson;
Emma M. Barlow; Frances and Roy Sharp; Eleanor Connor; Betty
Jorgensen; Dolly Barbour; Carlton and Mae Hallett, Largo; Bertha E.
Scott; Clara Moore; Paul and Olga Disharoon; Frank Disharoon; John
Disharoon; Maria L. Keller, Lehigh Acres; Henri Skeie; Elizabeth and
Daile Keigley; Dorothy E. Hamlin, Largo; Wm. R. and Maxine C.
Dixon, Sarasota; Ruth Baltozer; Bessie Lyons; Olive VanFleet; Mrs.
Harry Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Downs, Holmes Beach; Jackie
Linker, Seminole; Bill Butler and Kay Butler, Clearwater; Bette Rae,
Clearwater; Cecilia E. and Alfred Waldorf, Seminole; Jack F. Morris,
Pinellas Park; Marina Madison, J. A. Madison, Clearwater; Evelyn
and Troy Hayes; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Clarke, So. Pasadena; Bill
Clinchard, Lake Worth; Grace L. Morris, Pinellas Park; Elsie and
John F. McDowell, New York; Sylvia and Ted Gromack, New Port
Richey; Edith and Tyke Cotton, Largo; Helen and Joe Cicero, Rene
Mindy, Inez Nelson, Clearwater; Frances D. Jones, Jimmy and Ivy
Dunn, Marion and Mike Greene, Sarasota; Vic and Beckey Melant, C.
S. Skeie, Debra Mullins, Ginger Mullins, Thelma Camby, Bob and
Willie DeVale; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kuhn, Bill Calloway DeRome; John
Dekle, Canal Zone; Alice Christensen, Rosemarie Carr, California;
William J. and Rose T. Nickisher, W. J. Nickisher, Sr.; Sam and Sara
Rowley, Clearwater; Tom and Florence Dee, Della J. Noonan, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. B. Hall, Robert Hammetter, Mary Orr, Dolores Hammet-
ter, Mildred M. Neely, Mina H. Dee, Sarasota; Dot and Bob, Dennis
Douglass, New Port Richey; Lisa and Karina Clemmons, Belle
Clemmons, Gladys B. Baldwin, Peggy Falk, Harry and Nancy Jones,
Vera Jones, Ann Pennock, Marie Wolf, Debbie Pate, Dorothy Nichols,
Mr. and Mrs. Sid Hayes, Anna and Joe Collins, Jean Mann,
Bernadette Collins, Kim Woodard; H. Spector, Seminole; W. H.
Keller, Jr., Lehigh Acres and Chester and Hilda Harrold, Safety

The PANAMA CANAL REVIEW, Summer 1977 Edition, con-
tains the following article which we believe will be of interest to
former members of the Panama Canal Natural History Society.
The Natural History Society Donated
Bird Watercolors to Canal Zone Library-Museum
"In 1928, Bertha Bement Sturgis, who was a strong advocate of
conservation in her popular Field Book of Birds of the Panama Canal
Zone, wrote:
'Many of the birds are valuable to man as destroyers of insects, as
game birds, or food; while those that are not useful are for the most
part quite harmless and often very beautiful and interesting crea-
tures, which all who have a love of nature enjoy seeing and becoming
familiar with. 8

'It cannot be too strongly emphasized that now is the time to
begin systematic and earnest efforts to preserve the wildlife of the
Isthmus, and to set aside reservations for the purpose while it still can
be accomplished with a minimum of trouble and expense. Ten or fif-
teen years hence the difficulties and cost will be many times greater
and it will be too late to save many of the larger and rarer species of
birds and animals, as far as the Canal Zone and the more accessible
parts of the Republic are concerned.'
She went on to propose the organization of a natural history soci-
ety to work for the preservation of the native birds and animals.
In 1931, such a society was organized. It was called The Panama
Canal Natural History Society and from the time of its first meeting
on August 19, of that year, the list of scientists who addressed the
group read like a page from 'American Men of Science.' There was Dr.
Arthur H. Compton, professor of physics at the University of Chicago,
winner of the Nobel Prize in physics.
There was Dr. Thomas Barbour, Director of the Harvard
Museum of Comparative Zoology and Dr. Frank Chapman, Curator in
Chief of Ornithology for the American Museum of Natural History,
one of the world's greatest ornithologists.
The society held meetings for many years at the Smithsonian
Institution Building in Panama City. The society became a memorable
part of Isthmian history and has served to foster interest and study of
insect, reptile and other wildlife forms on the Isthmus. The member-
ship included many well-known Canal Zone residents who were here
during construction days and who continued to work with the Canal
following its opening in 1914. Quite a few influential citizens of
Panama were included in the membership.
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt was a guest at the meeting addressed
by Dr. Chapman and the President of the Republic of Panama and the
Governor of the Canal Zone were honorary members of the society.
Dr. James Zetek, at that time the director of Barro Colorado
Tropical Research Station, was the first president of the Natural
History Society and Dr. Barbour and Dr. Chapman became charter
SThe society was formed to stimulate interest in local natural his-
tory and to give local residents contact with the eminent scientists
who frequently come to this region, particularly to Barro Colorado to
study tropical wildlife.
When the society was disbanded several years ago, the remaining
members still on the Isthmus voted to use the funds left in the trea-
sury to purchase the watercolors of Canal Zone birds which had been
painted by Lois Morgan. (Story on Miss Morgan on p. 22.) These were
donated to the Canal Zone Library-Museum and all 28 of them may
now be seen hanging on the walls of the recently renovated library."

Eight of these paintings are reproduced in the centerfold of the
REVIEW. This is one of the most interesting editions of the PC
REVIEW, including an informative article entitled, "Stamps provide a
colorful look at local history."

Single copies of REVIEW are 75 cents; yearly subscription,
regular mail, $1.50. Send check or money order, payable to Panama
Canal Company, to: PANAMA CANAL REVIEW, Box M, Balboa
Heights, Canal Zone.

Another article in the REVIEW that was of interest to me was
the article on Alva L. Osavio, who has been cooking for the Dredging
Division for 38 years, and is now the Dredging Division's Food Super-
visor. He said it all began with Hungarian goulash. Back in 1940 when
Osavio was a brand-new cook on the tug FAVORITE, the captain
wanted Hungarian goulash for lunch and asked Osavio if he could
make it. Although the ambitious young man had never heard the
words before, he nodded and dashed for the nearest cookbook ... all
agreed it was the best goulash they had ever tasted. Below is Osavio's
most sought after recipe.

Quiche Bretagne

1/2 C. Mayonnaise 12
3 Eggs, beaten
12/3 C. (71/2 oz. can crabmeat, 1
drained and flaked) 1/2
1 8-oz. pkg. natural Swiss 1
cheese, sliced and cut in pieces 3/4
11/2 C. shrimp, cooked and cut
into pieces 1/2
3 T. flour 3/4

C. white wine or
cooking sherry
t. parsley flakes
t. salt
C. thinly sliced onions
C. chopped scallions (about
1/2 inch long)
C. pimientos, minced
C. thinly sliced celery

One 10-inch unbaked pie shell, chilled in refrigerator. Combine
mayonnaise, flour, eggs, and wine and mix until smooth as velvet. Stir
in crabmeat, shrimp, Swiss cheese, celery, parsley, salt, pimiento,
scallions and onions. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 3500F. for 30 to 40
minutes. Served 8.
All one needs is a glass of wine as a complement.

Going Down For Christmas?
IST Pinehurst World Travel Service, Inc. is accepting
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Especially interested in college students, write to:
GENE HAMLIN, c/o Paul D. Meeker, President, Box
1657, Southern Pines, NC 28387.


- in part dates appearing after each article for your information.

Michael P. Gordon, who received a local discharge from the U.S.
Marine Corps less than 15 years ago to join the Canal Zone police
force, has been named Deputy Civil Affairs Director. Gordon, 36, who
will take over his new duties on May 9th, was appointed April 26 by
Gov. H. R. Parfitt to fill the vacancy left when Fred A. Cotton became
bureau director in February.
Gordon's police private job was taking on the appearance of a
budding career. By 1964 he was a detective and by 1966 a sergeant. In
1970 when he made lieutenant, the Gordons knew the Canal Zone was
home. Mike continued to climb up through the police ranks and in 1973
to major and the top job of commander of the Balboa Police District.
Throughout the years, Mike continued his education, taking cor-
respondence courses and then enrolled in the FSU (Canal Zone
Branch) to graduate cum laude in 1971 with a degree in criminology.
Now he is doing graduate work in Public Administration at the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma. Gordon also has graduated from the FBI
National Academy and FBI Police Management School and completed
the U.S. Army Civil Disturbance Course at Fort Gordon, GA. Mike,
Sheila and their three sons, the twins, Pat and Chris, and Brian live in
Diablo. May 6, 1977
U.S. District Court Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, who assumed duties
as United States District Judge for the Canal Zone nearly 25 years
ago, has retired and he and his wife, Sue have left the Isthmus for
their retirement home in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Judge Crowe had been
active in many community endeavors and during the years has made
numerous contributions to Isthmian community life. To show their
affection and esteem for Judge Crowe, the Canal Zone Bar Association
and the District Court presented him with the chair he has been using
all these years. Clerk of Court Doris L. McClellan had bought the old
chair when it was declared surplus 2 years ago and gave it to the
judge on behalf of court. Members of the Bar Association had a gold
plaque inscribed with his name and service dates as U.S. District
Court Judge for the Canal Zone and attached to the back of the chair.
. May 6, 1977
Kathleen McGuigan, administrative officer for the Canal's Office
of the Financial Vice President, and one of the Canal's most highly re-
spected women employees, is closing her long career with the Panama
Canal and retiring June 1, 43 years to the day since she came to work
as a typist in the Accounting Division.
A third generation employee, Kathleen was born at Ancon Hos-
pital, the daughter of Roosevelt Medal Holders, Joseph H. McGuigan,
and Irene Gayle McGuigan who had come to the Canal in 1906. Both

were later employed by the Sanitation Division and about 1920,
Joseph McGuigan went to work for the Courts. At the time of his re-
tirement in 1940 he was the District Attorney.
A graduate of Balboa High School, Kathleen attended Strayer
Business College in Washington, DC. She was employed in 1934 to
1939 in the Claims Branch of the Accounting Division and was pro-
moted through successive grades as a clerk, stenographer and secre-
tary. In 1951 she was named administrative assistant and later was
promoted to administrative officer, the Company's Financial Vice
President's assistant for administrative matters relating to all units
under his responsibility. During her many years with the Canal,
Kathleen has worked with eight Comptrollers.
Based on her exceptional knowledge of the personnel and func-
tions of the various units of the Office of the Financial Vice President,
she was nominated in 1972 by the Canal Zone Governor for the Feder-
al Woman's Award.
Her outstanding achievements, her high degree of integrity, loy-
alty and judgment and contributions to the Canal have been recognized
with at least six Panama Canal Outstanding Performance Awards, a
Superior Service Award and a Quality Step Increase.
When Kathleen leaves her job on June 1, she will go home to the
apartment in El Cangrejo in Panama where she has been living for
several years with her mother May 13, 1977
William D. Young, Chief, Personnel Operations Division since
November 1973, has been appointed Chief, Internal Security Office.
Young has been with the Canal organization since 1957, when he was
employed as a personnel assistant.
He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he
was graduated with a BS degree in personnel and industrial manage-
ment. He also earned a MA degree in industrial relations from the
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1961. He recently was se-
lected for promotion to lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves. He is
Standby Director of the Selective Service System in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Young, the former Ginger Coffy of the Canal Zone, is a bud-
get analyst at the U.S. Army Security Assistance Agency in Fort
Amador. The Youngs have two sons, Dean and Stephen..... May 13,
Capt. Robert B. Mills, Inspector Police Headquarters, has been
appointed to District Police Commander, Balboa, and promoted to the
rank of Major. He succeeds Michael P. Gordon, who has been named
Deputy Civil Affairs Director. Major Mills served for 21/2 years in the
U.S. Army before joining the Canal Zone Police Division on October 1,
1950. He was promoted to sergeant in April 1966, to detective ser-
geant in October 1967, to detective lieutenant in August 1970 and to
detective captain in May 1972. He became Inspector Captain in
January 1976.

Major Mills and his wife, Evelia, who is originally from the British
West Indies, have seven children. Only one, Richard, 17, a student at
Balboa High School, remains at home. May 20, 1977
Two new additions to the Panama Canal tug fleet were christened
recently at a ceremony at Thunderbolt, GA. The tugs, the M. L.
WALKER and the H. BURGESS, named after the fourth and fifth
governors of the Canal Zone, are the first of their type to be built in
the western hemisphere and can apply thrust in any direction. Mrs.
Patricia Parfitt, wife of the Governor, served as sponsor for the M. L.
WALKER against which she smashed the traditional bottle of cham-
pagne. Mrs. Ruth Huldtquist, whose husband, Fred, is the Marine
Bureau's Balboa Port Engineer and Contracting Officer's Representa-
tive, christened the H. BURGESS.
This was the first time that the wife of a Canal employee served
as sponsor for a new vessel purchased by the Panama Canal. Since the
contracts for the tugs were first signed almost 2 years ago, Huldtquist
has made numerous visits to Georgia to consult with the shipyard,
Thunderbolt Marine Industries.
Gov. H. R. Parfitt attended the christening ceremony. Also pres-
ent was Capt. A. L. Gallin, Marine Director, Master of Ceremonies at
the double christening was John P. Rousakis, Mayor of Savannah. The
main address was delivered by Daniel Minchew, chairman of the U.S.
International Trade Commission..... May 20, 1977
Elizabeth Ann Burgess, a 1973 Graduate of Cristobal High School
and now a science major in fisheries and wildlife at the University of
Tennessee, made the Dean's List with high honors for the winter
quarter 1977. A resident of Coco Solo for 12 years, Elizabeth's father
is a Panama Canal retiree employed by Union Carbide's Nuclear
Division in Oak Ridge, TN May 20, 1977
461 students will receive High School Diplomas at Ceremonies on
Both Sides of the Isthmus. On the Atlantic side, 91 seniors will receive
diplomas in graduation ceremony to be held in the Cristobal High
School auditorium. 370 seniors will graduate from Balboa High School
in a ceremony at the Balboa Stadium. Both exercises will be held at 8
p.m., Thursday, June 2. Baccalaureate services for the graduating
classes of Balboa and Cristobal High Schools will be held on Sunday,
May 29, at their respective high school auditoriums..... May 27, 1977
Isthmian College Club recently awarded Elizabeth Grimison, an
honor graduate of Balboa High School this year, a $400 scholarship for
study in the United States. She plans to attend Madison College in
Harrisonburg, VA, where she will major in special education. Miss
Grimison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grimison of La
A new scholarship award for the continuing education of an adult
at Florida State University or the Canal Zone College was won by

Mrs. Nina Kosik. Mrs. Kosik will receive $500 scholarship to continue
her studies toward a degree in business administration at Florida
State University in the Canal Zone. She is employed by the U.S.
Army. May 27, 1977
John Y. Wagner, Chief, Personnel Policies and Programs Staff,
has been promoted to Chief, Personnel Operations Division, succeed-
ing William D. Young, who was recently named Chief, Internal Secu-
rity Office. Wagner grew up in the Canal Zone, and was graduated
from Balboa High School in 1954. He received a BS degree in business
administration from Ohio State University and a MA degree in man-
agement from the University of Illinois in 1968. He and his wife, the
former Jacqueline Ashton of Balboa, have two sons: John, 12 and
James, 8 May 27, 1977
Twenty-one new physicians, including one husband and wife
medical team, will soon be joining the staff at Gorgas Hospital for
their year of service with the Canal Zone medical facility. Seven of the
new doctors at Gorgas are residents and fourteen are interns. At least
two of the residents and six of the interns are Panamanian citizens....
S. June 3, 1977
There has been a sharp increase in the number of robberies in the
area known as the "Limits." Since October 1976, a total of 66 robberies
have been reported to the Canal Zone Police. During the same time
period in 1975, there were 39 reported robberies, which is almost a
100 percent increase for this year. The CZ Police have had a special
crime prevention team assigned to this area. The Panama National
Guard has recently stationed two uniformed Panama National Guard
police officers on the Panama side. The public has been asked to re-
frain from walking through this area and motorists are advised to
keep doors locked and windows rolled up sufficiently to prevent a
thief from reaching into the vehicle June 3, 1977
At the final meeting for the current school year of the Phi Delta
Kappa, held at the Fort Amador Officers' Club, Frances Graham,
recently retired teacher of Balboa High School, was presented an
award certificate in recognition of carrying out the Phi Delta Kappa
objectives of service, research, and leadership to education..... June
3, 1977
Recently the Canal organization presented 2 Panama Canal fire
trucks to the Government of Panama. The presentation was made by
Frank Berry, Chief, Canal Zone Fire Division at Mount Hope Fire
Station to Lt. Col. Gerardo Typaldos, Deputy Chief of the Panama
Fire Department June 10, 1977
First Woman Signal Operator is Assigned to Flamenco Station -
Phyliss Brown is one of the communications equipment operators
assigned to the signal station on top of Flamenco Hill. Working shifts,
alone with only her Terminet (the computerized transmitter/receiver

she uses to feed information to MTCS) and black coffee for company is
something new for Phyliss. A knowledge of Morse Code, she was told
was the primary requirement for the job. As a ham radio operator she
could send and receive in Morse Code, Phyliss applied and was tested,
qualified and was hired. June 10, 1977

PAYMENTS, INCOME FROM C.Z. Pumped $243.2 Million
Into Panama's Economic Bloodstream During 1976

Gross payments and income flow to the Republic of Panama from
the Canal Zone remained at high levels in calendar year 1976, despite
a decline in Canal transits and the implementation of strict austerity
measures by U.S. Government agencies operating in the Canal Zone.
. June 10, 1977

(In Thousands of Dollars)

1. Wages and salaries paid to Panamanian residents
employed in the Canal Zone-------------
2. Retirement and disability payments to Panama-
nian residents--- -----
3. Direct purchases in Panama by U.S. Govern-
ment agencies-- _----_
(a) Goods --- -- ---
(b) Services -------- ____
4. Purchases of goods in Panama by private organi-
zations operating in the Canal Zone--------
(a) Petroleum --------____----
(b) All others -_____-----------
5. Contractors' purchases in Panama of goods and
services for Canal Zone projects--- ------
6. Expenditures made in Panama by residents of
the Canal Zone__-- -----
Sub-Total --------------- --- -
7. Canal annuity --- -----_

1975 1976

$104,682 $108,823

14,373 15,126





12,663 12,727



Explanatory Notes
1. Gross payrolls, non-U.S.-citizen residents of Panama employed in the Canal
Zone by U.S. agencies, contractors, and private organizations (e.g., shipping agents,
clubs, churches, oil companies, banks, employee associations). Does not include wages
of Panamanian residents employed by private individuals and households, the latter
are included in the estimates given in Item No. 6.
2. The sum of disability and relief payments to Panamanians by Panama Canal
Company-Canal Zone Government and retirement checks distributed to Panamanians
by United States Embassy, Panama.
5. Aggregate amounts of goods and services purchased in Panama by U.S.
agencies operating in the Canal Zone as reported quarterly by the respective agencies.

During a 3-day fact-finding visit on the Isthmus, Governor Meldrim
Thomson, New Hampshire, called on the Governor H. R. Parfitt; Lt.
Gen. Dennis P. McAuliffe, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Com-
mand; U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Raymond Gonzalez, and
Panamanian Foreign Minister Nicolas Gonzalez Revilla and received
briefings on the status of treaty negotiations. Before leaving, Gover-
nor Thomson also met with CZ residents in an open forum. Repre-
sentative Louis "Woody" Jenkins, a member of the Louisiana State
Legislature was also there..... June 17, 1977
As an expanded service to the medical needs of the community
and international maritime commerce, a modern Intensive Care Unit
was opened on June 13th at the Gorgas Hospital. This unit is one of
the most modern units of its type in this part of the world. The 10-bed
facility is capable of centralized cardiac monitoring and is visible from
the strategically located nurses station, which has medication and
supply storage area and an intercommunication system that connects
with the operating room, recovery room and laboratory. Each bed is
equipped with wall-mounted oxygen, compressed air and suction,
electrical outlets, monitoring capabilities, and standard and surgical
lighting for special procedures. Three beds are isolated for the pro-
tection and special care of such patients as burn patients and patients
with communicable diseases. Mobile medical equipment includes vol-
ume and pressure limited respirators, monitors and emergency resus-
citation apparatus. The unit also has its own X-ray view box for view-
ing of patients' X-rays. The entire unit is on emergency electric power
and own air circulation system, separate from the rest of the hospital.
Carmen T. Herber, R.N. is the nursing supervisor and Dr. Paul Vose
is the physician in charge of the unit..... June 17, 1977

At the RAMADA INN ...
We are building a reputation, NOT resting on one!


3600 34th Street South St. Petersburg, Florida

Ms. Willie K. Friar, editor of The Panama Canal Review, veteran
journalist-photographer, has been named Panama Canal Press Offi-
cer. In her new job she will be responsible for all internal and external
publications of the Canal company, for meeting with newsmen from
around the world who more and more frequently arrive on the Isth-
mus to cover one of today's biggest stories, and for telling the Panama
Canal Story. Ms. Friar has increased the quality and quantity of the
photographs, added color and over the years has made the Canal com-
pany's official magazine one of the most popular publications ever
published in the Canal Zone. The REVIEW's excellence was recog-
nized last year when the Southern Regional Printers' Association
gave the magazine its award for best promotion, layout and design of
an institutional publication June 17, 1977

A watercolor portrait by Rose Hannaman, left, whose paintings
will be on exhibit at the Little Gallery in the Administration Building
through July 15, is displayed by Marti Lohr, center, state president
National League of American Penwomen Canal Zone and Panama
Area and Elizabeth Clark, founder and president of the Caribbean
Branch at the Panama Canal. Mrs. Hannaman is president of the Canal
Zone and Panama Branch. The league is an organization of women
who have achieved professional status in the fields of art, letters and
music. Its main purposes are to encourage the production of creative
works in these fields and to grant scholarships to worthy students of
art, letters and music. June 24, 1977
Capt. Richard A. Dickins, USN, the bureau's Deputy Director,
has been promoted to Marine Director, succeeding Capt. A. L. Gallin.
Capt. William E. Hopkins, Chairman, Board of Local Inspectors, has
been named Deputy Director July 1, 1977

The Panama West Rotary Club held its formal inauguration of
officers for 1977-78 at the Union Club on June 25. Charles W.
Hummer, Jr. heads the new Board of Directors as president. Mr.
Hummer is Assistant Chief of the Dredging Division. The club has
sponsored a number of community projects such as an Annual Bicycle
Rodeo, the construction of the Panama Boy Scout Camp, scholarships
to the Panama Nautical School, Isthmian Basketball Association
teams and others..... July 1, 1977
REVIEW "Cover Boy" in 1957 is Licensed by Merchant Marine.
A Canal Zone man who was featured on the cover of the Panama Canal
REVIEW back in September 1957, when he was 6 and about to start
school and looking bewildered at a huge pile of books he would be
using the next 12 years, has apparently studied from many more and
done his homework well.
Charles D. Myers, a 1969 graduate of Balboa High School has re-
cently been licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a third assistant
engineer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, after completing, last April,
the marine engineering course at the Calhoon M.E.B.A. Engineering
School in Baltimore, Md. Myers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Myers
of Margarita. Myers is the Chief Customs Inspector at Cristobal......
July 8, 1977
A community-wide outbreak of a temporarily disabling common
type of influenza is affecting Canal employees and dependents on both
sides of the Isthmus..... July 8, 1977
U.S. Congressman George O'Brien (R-ILL) recently toured the
Canal and called on Gov. H. R. Parfitt and was briefed on Canal
operations by Information Officer Frank A. Baldwin ..... July 15,
Jacob Scott and Ella Walsh started it all when they applied for
the first Canal Zone marriage license. Since that July day in 1907,
65,500 marriage licenses have been issued. Judy Violette, a student
assistant, working under the supervision of License Examiner Imelda
Rodriquez, so far have put 5,700 fragile, aged, yellowed licenses on
film. Often, after sitting in files for over half a century, the licenses fell
into pieces as she touched them and had to be carefully taped together
before they could be filmed. The license that interested Judy the most
was taken out on March 7, 1944, by William A. Violette and Jean
Annette Fuller her parents July 22, 1977
To commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the opening of the
Panama Canal a free concert will be held at 2 P.M., August 14 at the
Balboa Theater. Canal construction-day workers are to be honored at
the program which will include vocal renditions by the well-known
Cleff Melodaires and instrumental selections by the Municipal Band of
Colon. Alberto Smith of the Smith and Rogers Architectural firm of
Panama will be the guest speaker..... July 22, 1977

Six students, are the first to receive an Associate of Science
degree in Radiologic Technology at the Canal Zone College, just
learned that they passed their board exams with flying colors. The R.
T. program involves 1 year of academic study at Canal Zone College
and 2 years internship and clinical training at Gorgas Hospital. It is
the only accredited radiology program on the Isthmus.
Under the regulations of the American College of Radiology, en-
rollment is limited to 10 students at any one time. A bachelor degree
program in R. T. has also been approved at CZ College and will be
offered as soon as the necessary equipment arrives from the States.
This program requires 32 extra hours and an additional year at Gor-
gas Hospital training in nuclear medicine and the use of ultra sound.
Ultra sound is a relatively new technique which employs high fre-
quency sound waves for deep therapy. The machine is expected to be
delivered here in a few months July 22, 1977

The bestselling, Book-of-the-Month Club Selection "The Path Be-
tween the Seas," traces the large and important story of the Panama
Canal beginning with the French effort in 1870 and ending with the
opening of the Canal described by author David McCullough as "the
culmination of a heroic dream of 400 years and of more than 20 years of
phenomenal effort and sacrifice."
With the author's permission, the SPILLWAY excerpts one of the
most stirring parts of-the book and of the construction itself: the drama
of Culebra Cut.
The Drama of Culebra Cut
The "special wonder of the canal" was Culebra Cut. It was the great
focus of attention, regardless of whatever else was happening at
Panama. The building of Gatun Dam or the construction of the locks,
projects of colossal scale and expense were always of secondary inter-
est so long as the battle raged in that 9-mile stretch between Bas Obispo
and Pedro Miguel. The struggle lasted 7 years, from 1907 through
1913, when the rest of the world was still at peace, and in the dry sea-
sons, the tourists came by the hundreds, by the thousands as time went
on, to stand and watch from grassy vantage points hundreds of feet
above it all. Special trains had to be arranged to bring them out from
Colon and Panama City, tour guides provided, and they looked no dif-
ferent from the Sunday crowds on the Boardwalk at Atlantic City. Gen-
tlemen wore white shoes and pale straw hats; ladies stepped along over
the grass in ankle-length skirts and carried small, white umbrellas as
protection from the sun. A few were celebrities: Alice Roosevelt Long-
worth, Lord Bryce, President Taft and William Jennings Bryan (who
"evinced more general excitement than anyone since T.R."). "He who
did not see the Culebra Cut during the mighty work of excavation," de-

dared an author of the day, "missed one of the great spectacles of the
ages a sight that no other time, or place was, or will be, given to man
to see." Lord Bryce called it the greatest liberty ever taken with
A spellbound public read of cracks opening in the ground, of
heart-breaking landslides, of the bottom of the canal mysteriously
rising. Whole sides of mountains were being brought down with thun-
derous blasts of dynamite. A visiting reporter engaged in conversation
at a tea party felt his chair jump half an inch and spilled a bit of scalding
tea on himself.
-The columns of coal smoke that towered above the shovels and
locomotives "a veritable Pittsburgh of smoke" were blue-black
turning to warm gray; exposed clays were pale ocher, yellow, bright
orange, slate blue, or a crimson like that of the soil of Virginia; and the
vibrant green of the near hills was broken by cloud shadow into great
patchworks of sea blue and lavender.
The noise level was beyond belief. On a typical day there would be
more than 300 rock drills in use and their racket along apart from the
steam shovels, the trains, the blasting could be heard for miles. In the
crevice between Gold Hill and Contractors Hill, where the walls were
chiefly rock, the uproar, reverberating from wall to wall was horrible,

Reprint from The Path Between the Seas. August 12, 1977, The
Panama Canal Spillway.

Along Florida's Suncoast...
You're always close to HOME.


Below for your information is the USS CRISTOBAL sailing
schedule through Dec. 1978. ..... July 22, 1977

SS Cristobal Sailing Schedule

Through December 1978 (Rev. 7-77)


Voyage No. Lo. New Orleans

Arr. Cristobal
Tues. July 26
Tues. Aug. 9
Tues. Aug. 23
Tues. Sept. 6
Tues. Sept. 20
Tues. Oct. 4
Tues. Oct. 18
Tues. Nov. 1
Tues. Nov. 15
Tues. Nov. 29
Tues. Dec. 13

Voyage No. Lo. New Orleans Arr. Cristobal
433 Tues. Jan. 3
434 Fri. Jan. 13 Tues. Jan. 17
435 Fri. Jan. 27 Tues. Jan. 31
436 Fri. Feb. 10 Tues. Feb. 14
437 Fri. Feb. 24 Tues. Feb. 28
438 Fri. Mar. 10 Tues. Mar. 14
439 Fri. Mar. 24 Tues. Mar 28
440 Fti. Apr. 7 Tues. Apr. 11
441 Fri. Apr. 21 Tues. Apr. 25
442 Thurs. May 4 Mon. May 8
443 Fri. May 26 Tues. May 30
444 Fri. June 9 Tues. June 13
445 Fri. June 23 Tues. June 27
446 Fri. July 7 Tues. July 11
447 Fri. July 21 Tues. July 25
448 Fri. Aug. 4 Tues. Aug. 8
449 Fri. Aug. 18 Tues. Aug. 22
450 Fri. Sept. 1 Tues. Sept. 5
451 Fri. Sept. 15 Tues. Sept. 19
452 Fri. Sept. 29 Tues. Oct. 3
453 Fri. Oct. 13 Tues. Oct 17
457 Fri. Oct. 27 Tues. Oct. 31
454 Fri. Oct. 10 Tues. Nov. 14
455 Fri. Nov. 24 Tues. Nov. 28
456 Fri. Dec. 8 Tues. Dec. 12

The ship will sail upon completion of cargo opera- Cristobal 43-1622. In New Orleans, Water Transporta-
tions. Approximate time can be obtained on sailing day tion Division (area code) (504) 947-4417.
by calling: In the Canal Zone, Terminals Division,


YOUR dependent

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Lv. Cristobal
Thurs. July 2
Thurs. Aug. 1
Thurs. Aug. 2
Thurs. Sept.
Thurs. Sept. 2
Fri. Oct.
Thurs. Oct. 2
Fri. Nov.
Thurs. Nov. 1
Thurs. Dec.
Thurs. Dec. 1

Lv. Cristobal

Arr. New Orleans

Ar. New Orleans
Mon. Jan. 9
Mon. Jan. 23
Mon. Feb. 6
Tues. Feb. 21
Mon. Mar. 6
Mon. Mar. 20
Mon. Apr. 3
Mon. Apr. 17
Mon. May 1
Sun. May 14
Tues. June 6
Mon. June 19
Mon. July 3
Mon. July 17
Mon. July 31
Mon. Aug. 14
Mon. Aug. 28
Mon. Sept. 11
Mon. Sept. 25
Tues. Oct. 10
Mon. Oct. 23
Mon. Nov. 6
Mon. Nov. 20
Mon. Dec. 4
Mon. Dec. 18


Jan. 5
Jan. 19
Feb. 2
Feb. 17
Mar. 2
Mar. 16
Mar. 30
Apr. 13
Apr. 27
May 10
June 2
June 15
June 29
July 13
July 27
Aug. 10
Aug. 24
Sept. 7
Sept. 21
Oct. 6
Oct. 19
Nov. 2
Nov. 16
Nov. 30
Dec. 14

In May 1977 Eva and Neville Harte moved to Land O'Lakes,
Florida after spending 36 years on the Isthmus. During those years
they have explored hundreds of miles of the Interior as archeologists,
naturalists and rock hounds. Mrs. Harte had an interest in archeology
since a student, reading everything she could find on the ancient
history of Egypt. Most of her exploring in Panama has been searching
out petroglyphs-rocks with carvings, the only remaining record of a
nation of warriors who lived along the rivers and in the fertile valleys
of what is now Panama.
Mrs. Harte met and married her husband in Florida and renewed
her interest in archeology since he had done exploring there.
Although they are not professionals, in Panama their explorations,
studies and finds have been a serious project rather than a hobby.
Mrs. Harte has the distinction of having been the first woman presi-
dent of the Archeological Society of Panama and worked closely with
Dr. Alejandro Mendez, director of the National Museum, now retired.
The Hartes accompanied him to digging sites, recovering huacas and
Mr. Harte developed an interest in the making of gold huacas by
the lost was method used by the pre-Colombian Indians. His authentic
replicas have become famous not only in Panama, but have found their
way to many parts of the world.
Before leaving the Isthmus, Mrs. Harte had to sort a large collec-
tion of construction day, and earlier bottles, and had a sale as her
collection was much too large to take with her.
During the years that the Harte's lived on the Atlantic Side, in
addition to being a housewife, mother and working girl, Mrs. Hart was
active with the Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and for her outstand-
ing service was voted "Girl of the Year". It was through her efforts
that the Chapter adopted a project of assistance to the Salvation
Army School for the Blind in Panama City.
The Hartes leave a married daughter on the Canal Zone and, like
many of us who have drunk from the Chagres, will return.

June 2, 1977 in Ancon, Canal Zone there was a ceremony to close
the Ancon School. The Air Force Band played and speeches were
made during the downpour that accompanied the ceremony. There
were quite a few tearful eyes as the flag was lowered for the last time.
The flag was then presented to 1st grader Antonio Suescum, grand-
son of Virginia and Jim Wood. Toninto's grandmother, Virginia, also
attended 1st grade at Ancon School a few years ago. (see p. 17, June

In February 1977, Bernice and George Fullman celebrated their
50th Wedding Anniversary. Their three children had a big "This Is
Your Life" party for them at the Masonic Temple in Lewiston, Idaho.
Over 70 relatives and friends attended and they received many mes-
sages from old Canal friends from all over the United State and from
the Zone. Many messages were recorded on tape along with music
played by Lucho.
Brian DeRaps, son of Gloria Parker and step-son of Donald
Parker, graduated from the University of Tampa, April 23 receiving a
Bachelor of Science degree. Brian was on the Dean's List.

Britta Jorstad, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Darrell Eide, (nee Nancy
Kariger) was recently appointed to
serve as Grand Reporter, West Side,
to the Grand Assembly of Washing-
ton and Idaho, International Order
of Rainbow for Girls.
Britta spent a month in Europe
this summer with the Foreign Study
League program. She is the grand-
daughter of Lee and Lilybel Kariger
of Cypress, CA.

Britta Jorstad

A press release dated May 27,
1977 from the U.S. Department of
Transportation states in part: A
long-time resident of the Canal Zone
'' and graduate of Balboa High School
4 class of 1956, has been appointed an
Assistant Secretary of the DOT.
Secretary Brock Adams announced
the appointment of career federal
employee Edward W. Scott, Jr., as
the Assistant Secretary for Admin-
istration. Scott, 39, comes to DOT
from the Department of Justice,
where he served since 1975 as the
Edward W. Scott, Jr. Deputy Assistant Attorney General
for Administration.

He is the son of Janice G. Scott a retired employee of the Canal's
Accounting Division. Like her son, she is also a graduate of Balboa
High School. His father, Edward W. [Ted] Scott, is a well known jour-
nalist who was the former editor of the Panama American and a cor-
respondent for NBC-TV throughout Latin America. The senior Scotts
live at 119 W. Alachua Lane, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Scott entered the federal service in 1962 as a personnel specialist
with the Panama Canal Company. He left the Canal Zone in 1966 at
which time he was the staff assistant to Personnel Director Edward
W. Doolan. He joined the IRS in 1966 and served as the personnel offi-
cer of its Detroit Data Center. Joining the Department of Justice in
1968, Scott advanced to Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Ad-
ministration in 1975. From January 1974 to January 1975, he was the
Associate Deputy commissioner for Planning and Evaluation of the
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Scott is the recipient of a number of honors and awards including
a Presidential Management Improvement Award in 1971 and the
William A. Jump Award for Exemplary Service in Public Administra-
tion in 1974. At the Department of Justice, he was awarded a special
citation by the President's Council on Physical Fitness for his efforts
in the establishment of an occupational health physical fitness
Scott was graduated from Michigan State University in 1959 and
received his master's degree from the same institute in 1963, after
having earned a second bachelor's degree from Oxford University,
England, in 1962. Scott and his wife, Jeannine, and their children,
Edward and Heather, live in Silver Spring, MD.

Over 160 people attended the BHS-CHS High School Reunion in
San Diego on June 4, 1977. The banquet was held at the Bahia Hotel
and was followed by an evening of talking and dancing until 12:30. It
was a terrific reunion and everyone was talking about another in 1978,
probably in the Los Angeles area.
The oldest alumna in attendance was Mrs. Lillian Noonan Taylor,
81, who attended Cristobal High School in 1910 with a class of FIVE!
She traveled to CHS from Empire on the train every day and if the
tracks would wash out, they'd have to spend the night at Colon
Hospital (then built out over the water). That was a big event! Mrs.
Taylor attended the reunion with her daughter-in-law, Catherine
Hopkins Schafer. The newest graduates in attendance were Patricia
Dertien Vasquez, BHS '69 and Angel Vasquez, CHS '66.
The following attended the high school reunion and are from Cal-
ifornia unless indicated:

ATTICA, Isaac A. & Janice E.
(BAILEY), Ellen Johnson
BARBER, William & Sarah Lynn
(BATH), Barbara Rohdes
(BELANGER), Evelyn Wood
(BOGGS), Patsy Lord
CAREY, Jack & Ruth
CARTER, Nancy (Norton)
CLARK, Pepie (Wardlaw)
CLAY, Jack
CONOVER, Francis & Joan (Gib-
(CREWS), Shirley Finlason
DABILL, Fern A. (Horine)-AZ
(DERTIEN), Patricia A. Vazquez
(DOYLE), Eva Jeanne Hanson
DOYLE, Lillian (Noonan) Taylor
(DYER), Shirley E. Erickson
ERICKSON, John & Shirley
EVANS, William CO
(EVARTS), Cynthia Tothy
(EVARTS-SCOTT), Louise Sowa
FINLASON, John & Shirley
FINLASON, Luis & Ramona
FITZPATRICK, Francis & Joan
(GIBSON), Joan Conover
GILL, Raymond & Elenore (Pat
(GRAY), Dorothy Vennings
GREEN, Joe & Barbara (Miller)
HANSON, Robert & Eva Jeanne
(HASEMANN), Helen Ross
HESELTON, Les Jr. & Jane
HO, Henry & Mei-Won

HOOPER, Michael V. &
Jacquelyn (Lovelady)
(HOPKINS), Catherine Schafer
HORINE, Conrad S. & Norma
(HORTER), Joan Lundy
HOYT, Gordon & Joan (Kenny)
(HUGHES), Virginia Kullberg
JACOBY, Ralph & Betty
JENKINS, Joe & Barbara
JENKINS, Tom & Irene
JOHNSON, William E. & Helen
(KALAR), Dot Kennedy
KARIGER, Lee & Lilybel
KARIGER, Robert L. & Donna
(KEEPERS), Shirley A. Taylor
KENNEDY, Roy & Dot (Kalar)
(KENNEY), Joan Hoyt
KULLBERG, Virginia (Hughes)
(KULLER), Pat Elenor Gill
LASCHINGER, Richard J. &
Janet N. (Nesbitt)
LAWSON, William H. & Betty
LEE, Patricia (Daughter of C.
LEVES, Frank R.
LEVY, Moises & Patricia
(Hollingsworth) WI
LORD, Patsy (Boggs)
(LOVELADY), Jacquelyn
LUNDY, Jim & Joan (Horter)
MARSHALL, Edward Lee
MC GANN, John & Lois
(MILLER), Barbara A. Green
MITTEN, Dr. Harry W.
MORTON, Mildred
(MULLER), Adrienne Newhaus
(MULLER), Catharine Peabody
MULLER, George E. & Winiford
MULLER, Jack & Elizabeth S. -
MULLER, John W. & Elizabeth

MULLER, Walter E. & Mrs. VA
MUNRO, Jackie Lee
NASH, Della (Daughter of C.
(NESBITT), Janet Laschinger
NEUHAUS, Harold & Adrienne
(NOONAN), Lillian Taylor Doyle
(NORTON), Nancy Carter
O'CONNER, Edward F. &
Shirley S.
PACKARD, Lolita J.
PEABODY, Raymond L. &
Catharine (Muller) NM
(PEARSONS), Sarah Lynn
(PETERSON), Martha James
QUINN, Bill & Kay
(RAU), Regina Stroop
RESS, Joe & Helen (Hasemann)
RHODES, Barbara (Bath)
RICE, Tom & Marion
RIOS, Jane B. (Stoudnor)
(ROE, Susie), Olga Speller
ROE, James & Mrs. AZ
ROE, Robert & Mrs.
ROMEYN, Mr. & Dorothy
ROSE, Linda (Daughter of C.
RUSSELL, James & Elenor T.
SCHAFER, Catherine (Hopkins)
SCHULTE, George A.
SEARCY, Curtis & Georgia A. -
SEARCY, John & Linda
SOWA, Stan & Louise I. (Evarts-

SPRELLER, Mr. & Olga (Sissie
STABLER, Franklin & Clarice
STOKES, Montford M.
(STOUDNOR), Jane B. Rios
(STRAUSS), Dorothy Romeyn
STROOP, Rutherford
STROOP, Warren & Regina
STUMPF, Al J. & Jerrye G.
TAYLOR, Dale W. & Shirley A.
TAYLOR, Jack A. & Lee
TEDDER, Hampton F. & Claire
TOOTHMAN, Robert & Evelia
TOTTY, Cynthia G. (Evarts)
TOTTY, Trudy (Daughter of C.
TUTHILL, Anna (White)
VAZQUEZ, Angel & Patricia A.
(VENNING), Claire Tedder
VENNING, Dennis & Dorothy
(WARDLAW), Pepie Clark
(WHITE), Anna Tuthill
WILFORD, Robert M. & Jeannet
WOOD, Warren & Evelyn

Bonnie E.
JAMES, Hap & Martha (Marty

(Editor's Note: Contact these folks Conrad and have them join the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.)
Conrad Horine is compiling an alumni index and would appreciate

receiving the following information from all BHS and CHS alumnus.
NAME: Last, First (Nickname) Maiden), HIGH SCHOOL and CLASS
GREE; Your ADDRESS, Telephone at Home and Work; OCCUPA-
First (Nickname) Maiden) and NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND NUM-
If you would like to receive a copy of the index send $1.00 to help
defray the cost of printing and distribution to: C. S. HORINE, 5728
Barley Court, Bonita, CA 92002.

Mrs. Frances [Violette] Sharp and Mrs. Anna [Kotalik] Collins
cordially invite all friends of the late Father Michael J. Wye, C.M. to
join them at a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at 5:30 P.M. on October
7, 1977, at the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 54th Avenue,
South, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Members from the Southeast Panama Canal Society of Florida
will hold a fall luncheon and meeting Sunday, November 6, 1977, at 1
P.M. at the sparkling new Ramada Inn Rooftop. The Inn is located on
A1A South Ocean Beach, 440 Seabreeze Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
We hope to have some of the members and friends from other areas
attend. RESERVATIONS may be arranged by contacting Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin C. Jones, 6566 Springbottom Way, Apt. 119, Boca Raton,
FL 33433, Telephone 305-392-9887.
The Class of 1953 BHS is scheduling a reunion to celebrate
the 25th Anniversary of their graduation. The reunion is scheduled to
run from June 30, 1978, to July 5, 1978, in the Canal Zone and Panama.
There are a full five days and nights of activities planned for those
attending. All interested graduates or anyone knowing the where-
abouts of same are to contact: Arline Schmidt Winerman, Lloyd Lane,
Huntington, NY 11743; Jim Morris, Box 1375, Balboa, CZ; or Marilyn
Bevington Gayer, Box 111, Balboa, CZ.
Arline has started the ball rolling for this momentous occasion.
Jim and Marilyn will be coordinating activities in the Canal Zone.
Tentative plans and schedule of events will be mailed to all interested
parties as soon as we hear from them Let's make every effort to
contact all of our classmates. Jim Mrris

Jerry Steiner of 126 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 33525 has vol-
unteered to assist members in filing Form 2800, Survivors Benefits
and Form F6, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance applications.
Jerry was Paymaster and Treasurer for the Credit Union for 25 years,
so please feel free to call on Jerry should the occasion arise. Tel:


Mr. Theodore A. Albritton
Mrs. Jeanne R. Allen
Mr. Joseph J. Bento
Mr. Reuel R. Farley
Mrs. Beverly N. Fawcett
Mr. John Cobb Fawcett
Mr. Wilbur J. Fleckenstein
Sgt. Gayle George Fortner
Mr. Howard N. Golden
Mr. Daniel Joseph lanoale
Mr. Richard L. Johnston
Mrs. Ruth L. Johnston
Sgt. Charles Glynn Judge
Mr. Earl C. Keeney
Mrs. Margaret M. King
Mr. William E. LeBrun
Mr. Warren A. Lentz
Mrs. Martha J. M. McGee
Mr. Thomas Conn Makibbin
Mr. Bernard R. Mazzoni
Mr. Victor C. Melant
Mr. Curtis L. Mullins
Mr. George W. Mullins, Jr.
Mr. Arthur J. O'Donnell
Mr. John Thomas O'Donnell
Mr. William David Payne
Mrs. Grace S. Pfau
Mr. James H. Pfau
Dr. Russell E. Pierson
Mr. Joseph L. Reid
Mrs. Thelma M. Sasso
Mr. Earl C. Sharick
Mr. Woodrow Spradlin
Mr. Neil X. Stone
Mr. Frederick F. Szymanski
Mrs. Helen M. Tomford
Mr. Gordon A. Updyke
Mrs. Catherine B. Wallace
Mr. Charles J. Watson

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7/ 2
7/ 2
5/ 7
6/ 6
5/ 7
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6/ 4
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6/ 9
6/ 9
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Division Years
Locks 38
Office of Director 15
Locks 30
Transit Operations 30
Schools 20
Schools 35
Port Captain 17
Police 31
Locks 37
Canal Protection 34
Supply 31
Gorgas Hospital 17
Police 30
Off. of Financial-V.P. 33
Off. of Executive Sec. 25
Internal Security 38
Locks 29
Locks 30
Transit Operation 26
Schools 31
Dredging 34
Locks 32
Locks 41
Locks 34
Industrial 37
Police 34
Schools 22
Schools 28
Veterinary Medicine 19
Industrial 34
Maintenance 36
Schools 20
Transit Operations 36
Gorgas Hospital 32
Storehouses 36
Accounting 28
Electricla 40
Accounting 28
Locks 13

Society's Dues For 1978 are $10.00.



St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace, MI was the
setting when Ann Marie Bishop and Michael G. Harris were married
June 4. Father Norbert Landreville officiated at the double-ring cere-
mony at 4 p.m. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Bishop of St. Ignace, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gardner
Harris, of Dothan, AL. A reception following the ceremony was held
at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The couple will make their home in
Dothan, AL where the groom is attending George C. Wallace Com-
munity College.

M.. .:,:*-John Scott Grah._:..u;ilam
Mrs. John Scott Graham

Miss Lucy Gay Collins became the bride of John Scott Graham on
June 25, 7:30 p.m. at St. Raphaels Catholic Church, St. Petersburg,
FL. Father Dennis Hughes officiated at the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of CDR and Mrs. Charles J. Collins. She was
graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College. The bridegroom is the
son of Major and Mrs. Gerald F. Graham. He was graduated from The
Citadel. The reception following the ceremony was held at the St.
Petersburg Women's Club. The couple will reside in St. Petersburg.

Miss Margaret Gately and Captain Justin Bonanno were married
on July 2 at a small family wedding in Miami, FL. Miss Gately, Asso-
ciate Professor and Counselor at Canal Zone College, and Captain
Bonanno, a pilot for the Panama Canal, have been residents of the
Isthmus for the past twenty years.
Miss Tamara Elizabeth Heald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
C. Heald, of Prattville, AL, and Mr. Joel Ray Gray, son of Mrs.
Wylodean Gray, Verbena, AL, were married at White Pond Baptist
Church, Prattville, on May 20, 1977. Tammy and Joel were married in
the same church where her parents were married 27 years ago. Mr.
and Mrs. Gray are residing in Verbena, AL, where Joel is associated
with McQueen Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hostetler, of North Augusta, SC, announce the
marriage of their daughter, Peggy Lynn to Paul Barkowitz, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Seymour Barkowitz, Balboa, Canal Zone on July 10th at the
Walton Way Temple in Augusta, GA. The bride is a graduate of the
University of South Carolina and is employed by the Florida Depart-
ment of Commerce in Tallahassee. Mr. Barkowitz is a graduate
student in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University
and is currently teaching at Valdosta State College.

Miss Carol Lynne McLaughlin, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Wayne
McLaughlin, of Auburn, AL and Mr. Robert Dennis Heald, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert C. Heald, Prattville, AL, were married on March 19,
1977 at the First Methodist Church in Auburn. Dennis graduated from
Auburn University, School of Veterinary Medicine, with his DVM de-
gree in June. Dr. and Mrs. Heald are residing in Birmingham where
Dennis is associated with a small animal clinic and Carol is enrolled in
Medical School at the University of Alabama.

Kathryn Alice Orr and Philip H. Feinberg of Tallahassee, FL were
married July 1, 1977 at Faith Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Michael
L. McGehee performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer B. Orr of Tallahassee and Pincus Feinber, also of Talla-
hassee, and Nadine Graves of Houston, TX. Following the ceremony, a
reception was given at Rheinauer's Bird Cage Tea Room. After a wed-
ding trip to the Florida Keys, the couple resides in Tallahassee. Mr.
Feinberg is employed with W. B. Carlile Construction Co. and the bride
is employed with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

Miss Nancy Ann Louise Ridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
dePaul Ridge of Coco Solo, CZ and Darryl Kenneth McCullough, son of
Mrs. Grace E. McCullough of Oley, PA, were married on June 11, 1977,
at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Mount Penn, PA. The bride was given

in marriage by her grandfather, Mr. John E. Ridge, Sr. Nancy is on the
nursing staff of Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA and Darryl
is an accountant with Miller & Miller, Lititz, PA. The young couple are
making their home at 111 Spruce St., Lititz, PA 17543.
Mrs. Arden Lou Cooke Swisher and Captain Gilbert Lee Fritts
announce their marriage on the 6th of May 1977 at Balboa, Canal Zone.
They are at home at 948 La Boca.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Sylvestre of St. Petersburg, FL announce
the wedding of their daughter, Mary Jane, to William G. Hill, Jr. Bill is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hill, Sr. of Aiken, SC and the grand-
son of Mrs. Bruce Sanders of Cary, NC. The wedding took place in
Bethlehem, PA on June 18, 1977.

Mrs. Brent Olson Mitchell
Miss Carolyn Walker became the bride of Brent Olson Mitchell on
July 23, 1977, 3 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann,
AR. Rev. J. L. Hicks performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Walker of Trumann and the
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Mitchell, Tampa, FL. The
bride graduated from Trumann High School 1971 and is enrolled in
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. The groom graduated from
Cristobal High School 1967; 1972 graduate of Northeastern University

in Boston, MA with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. He is
employed at Hatco Plastics, Corinth, MS as an Industrial Engineer.
James William Violette and Beverly Jean Lambert were united in
marriage at the University Congregational Church in Seattle, Wash-
ington, on July 16, 1977. James is employed by Radio Shack in the
Seattle area, and Beverly is a stewardess for Northwest Orient Air-
lines. They plan a trip to Panama in September to visit James's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Violette.

Miss Diana L. Arndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rolf C. Arndt of
PerrysbAlrg, Ohio and Mr. James A. Olms, son of Dr. and Mrs. James S.
Olms, also of Perrysburg, Ohio, were married on June 17, 1977 at St.
Mark's Lutheran Church in Toledo. Diana is the granddaughter of Mr.
and M'rs. Bronson B. Powell of Dunedin Beach. Diana is employed as a
Secretary in the Pediatrics Office of the Medical College of Ohio in
Toledo. Jim is employed by Toledo Edison Company. After a trip to
Cape Cod the young couple have made their home in Toledo, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald O. Carter (Cynthia Bullock) of Corvallis, OR,
announce the birth of their first child, a son, Ian Philip, on March 22,
1977. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Asa C. Bullock of Mill-
brae, CA, formerly of Balboa, CZ.
John and Laurie Engelke are the proud parents of baby girl Joy
Lynne, born April 17, 1977. Maternal grandparents are Howard and
Rita Will of the Canal Zone. Paternal grandparents are Howard and
Evelyn Engelke of Bentonville, AR.

Sherry [DeRaps] James and Allen James became the proud par-
ents of a redheaded baby girl on July 4, 1977. The baby's name is Dollie
Francine. Sherry and Allen now have two boys and two girls. Grand-
mother, Gloria Parker, is also very proud of this little redhead!
Mr. and Mrs. Don Nolan of Balboa, CZ, announce the birth of their
son, Richard Theodore, born April 7, 1977 at the Gorgas Hospital. Ma-
ternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Krause of Panama City.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale O. Thomas (Jennifer Collins) announce the birth
of their first child, a son, Wesley Brent, born June 18, 1977, at St. An-
thony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. The proud maternal grandpar-
ents are CDR and Mrs. C. J. Collins. "Brent is our first grandchild,"
says the Editor.
Capt. and Mrs. Robert W. Wheeler (Bob and Linda Jo) 1251-A
South Nevada, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205, are very happy to an-

nounce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Stacey Jo, born June
20, 1977. The paternal grandparents are Bill and Jenne (Mallett)
Wheeler of New Port Richey, FL; great-grandmothers are Estafania
Wheeler of Whitesboro, NY and Florence (Kerr) Mallett of Dunedin,
FL. This child is Florence Mallett's fourth great-grandchild. The ma-
ternal grandparents are Joe and Linda Campbell and the great-grand-
mother is Lena Lynch, all of Pensacola, FL.
Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Wiberg, III of Boca Raton, FL announce the
birth of their second child and second son, Tyler Edward, on March 3,
1977. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Feltenstein of
St. Joseph, MO and Palm Beach, FL. Paternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Ewald Wiberg, Jr. of Margate, FL. Tyler joins older brother,
Ned, who will be three in November.

Jean Mann and Rob Roy Nancy Jones and Byrle Wall

Belle Clemmons, Gladys Baldwin and Frances Sharp

With Deep @orrow

We announce tte beaUts of tie following:

Lawrence Adler, 88, well known businessman and long time mem-
ber of the Isthmian community died June 25th. He worked for the G.E.
Company and other electrical firms in the U.S. before going to the
Canal Zone in 1912 where he was employed by the Locks Division until
his retirement in 1945. He was one of the founders of the Auto Servicio,
S.A. of Panama and also pioneered the first tire recapping plant and
first automotive battery factory in the Republic of Panama. Surviving
are his widow, Helen, one daughter, Mrs. Blanche A. Browne; two
grandchildren, Mr. Ellen R. Jamor and A. Grover Matheney and five

Our member, Howard C. Anderson passed away recently in Rich-
mond, VA. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Taylor (Thelma)
Grizzard and Mrs. E. Clifton (Helen) Brown; six grandchildren, and one

Mrs. Dona R. Bender passed away July 8, 1977 following surgery
at the Florida Hospital Orlando. She had been ill for the past five
years. Missed very much by son, Merritt of Texas; daughter,
Rosemarie Trudell of Orlando and husband Mirt.

Earle W. Best passed away May 15, 1977 at La Mirada, CA. Mr.
Best retired from the Corps of Army Engineers, Fort Clayton, CZ May
1970. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, 3rd and 4th degrees.
Surviving him are his wife, Phyllis; sons Robert, Canal Zone and
William at home; three daughters, Patricia Aho, Sawyer, ND, Joan
Young, Jacksonville, AL and Mary Mullens, Oxford, AL and 6 grand-

Mrs. Dana B. Bissell of Ocala, FL, died on May 25th, following a
long illness. Dana was employed with the Accounting Division, Office of
the Comptroller, Balboa Heights, and retired in 1973. She is survived
by her husband, Stephen A. Bissell, Ocala; son, Stephen A. Bissell, III,
Santa Barbara, CA; and daughters, Mrs. Sherry Lynn Tough and Mrs.
Gay Summers, both of Myrtle Beach, SC; and one grandchild, Sunday
Eve Bissell of Santa Barbara.

It has been reported that Glenn H. Burdick, of Zephyrhills,
Florida, a retired Panama Canal employee of the Electrical Division,

and member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, passed away at
Lakeland General Hospital March 27, 1977. At this time the only
known survivor is his wife.

Mrs. Alice Burton died at her home in Gamboa on June 29th. She
was 55 years old. Funeral services were held on July 2nd at the Gorgas
Mortuary in Ancon, Canal Zone. Mrs. Burton is survived by her hus-
band, Robert H. Burton, an employee of Miraflores Locks.

Joseph W. Casey, age 67, died in Harlingen, TX after a lengthy
illness. A former resident of Balboa, CZ, Mr. Casey retired from the
Electrical Division with 28 years Panama Canal service. He is survived
by wife, Rose A. Casey; daughter Kathleen Geller of Curundu, CZ; son,
Richard A. of Tacoma, WA; 2 grandchildren, Alicia and Erick of Curun-
du; sisters, Anna Stultz and Marie Casey of Roanoke, VA and Louise
Ramsey of Miami, FL.

Thomas Yarborough Denham, well known resident of Panama
died June 15th at the age of 66 years. Mr. Denham was the nephew of
the late Otto Hausmann who was the former manager of Armour, Inc.
of Panama. Mr. Denham also was employed for many years by Armour
and became manager of the firm in 1963 when Mr. Hausmann retired.
Mr. Denham is survived by an aunt; a sister and brother; a niece and
two nephews.

Mrs. Betty Fears died June 2, 1977 at her home in St. Petersburg,
FL after a long illness. Mrs. Fears resided with her husband, Charles
C. Fears, former Balboa district police commander, in the Canal Zone
from 1944 to 1972. She was a member of the Court Santa Maria, Cath-
olic Daughters of America. Other than her husband, she is survived
by a son, Charles, Jr. of Scotch Plains, NJ, a daughter, Elizabeth
Goldstein of Curundu Heights, and six grandchildren. Friends wishing
to do so may contribute to the American Cancer Society.

Thomas Fenton of Tampa, Florida passed away on July 14th in the
Veterans Hospital there. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fenton
(Million) of Tampa and three daughters and one son of New York State.

Mrs. Genevieve K. Field, 57, of New Port Richey, FL, died
August 3, 1977. She was a secretary for the Panama Canal Co. until
her retirement six years ago. She is survived by her husband Cyrus;
three sons, Melvynn, Apollo Beach, Cyrus, Jr., Margarita, CZ and
Kenneth, Bourbon, MO; a daughter Marianne Hockin, Syracuse, NY;
a brother, Thomas Foley, Orlando; two sisters, Mary Cronan, Santa
Maria, CA and Eleanor Husum, Tallahassee and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gulf Coast Lung Association,
St. Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Willard F. French of Laguna Hills, CA, died on June 13, 1977.
He served as District Dentist in the Canal Zone, retiring as Chief,
Dental Service, CZ Health Bureau, a few years ago. Dr. French was
well known on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the Isthmus. Ma-
sonic memorial services were held on June 16th in Laguna Hills. He is
survived by his wife, Marjorie M. French, and a son, Willard J., Marga-
rita, CZ, a member of the CZ police force.

Walter William Hersh, 93, passed away June 11, 1977 in St. Peters-
burg, FL where he had made his home since 1945. Mr. Hersh was a
Roosevelt Medal Holder and a Past President of our Panama Canal
Society of Florida (1949-1951). Survivors include two daughters, Phyl-
lis Crook, St. Petersburg, and Edna Hollowell, Canal Zone; four grand-
children, and six great-grandchildren. Please see the March 1977 issue
of the Canal Record, pages 16, 17 and 22.

Funeral services for James W. Hicks, a member of Siebert Lodge
AF&AM, were held July 8, 1977. Mr. Hicks, 54, died July 5th at the
Gorgas Hospital. He was employed by the Panama Canal Company in
March, 1951, was foreman of the Maintenance Division Plumbing Shop
at the time of his death. Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife, Rocio, two
sons, Manuel, of Houston, TX and James W. Jr., of Gainesville, FL; two
daughters, Elizabeth and Gloria Alicia, both of Lafayette, Ind. and
three grandchildren.

Miss Marie O. Howard, an employee of Gorgas Hospital from 1967
to 1972, died on May 7 at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Re-
search Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she was an X-ray
technologist. She was 31. While on the Isthmus, she attended the Canal
Zone College. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School and Lakes
Region General Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Laconia,
NH. Surviving are her mother and four brothers.

Christian A. Jansen, a member of the Society, living in Aiken, SC
passed away at home on May 14, 1977. A memorial service was held on
May 17th at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Aiken. Burial at Philadel-
phia. Mr. Jansen is survived by his widow, Nellie Bruland Jansen.

Mrs. Phyliss LaVerne McDonald passed away July 3, 1977 in
Tampa, FL. Survived by her husband, Thomas McDonald, a son,
Anthony and her mother, Mrs. Mabel Pugh Duncan of Pittsburg, KS.

Mrs. Mary C. Manush, 85, of Portland, ME, died June 12th. She
went to the Canal Zone in 1921 from Lawrence, MA to teach first grade
at the Balboa Elementary School. She is survived by a son, John W., Jr.
of New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur R. Driscoll (Maureen) of
Beverly, MA, and Mrs. Neal G. Benson (Catherine) of San Jose, CA;
five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Manush, a long-
time employee of the Pacific Locks at Pedro Miguel, died in 1955.

Erick Mattis, 60, died June 10th at New York Hospital, NYC. He
was employed in March 1945 and, at the time of his retirement on Feb-
ruary 1, 1975, worked in the Atlantic Maintenance Branch Paint Shop.
He is survived by his wife Javine who lives at 1212 Bushwick Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221.

Mrs. Nereus E. Parker [Kathleen], 84, died May 21, in Dunedin,
FL. She resided in the Republic of Panama and the Canal Zone for over
58 years, having arrived in Cristobal in 1918. She is survived by her
three sons, Richard, Donald and Robert and four grandchildren and
two step-grandchildren. Mrs. Parker's husband retired from the Me-
chanical Division in 1942. He was well known for his frequent trips to
the San Bias on the "Sea Horse".

Richard P. Patton, 58, died May 21, 1977 in Dunnellon, FL where
he had made his home since retirement in 1969 from the Canal Zone
Police Division. He is survived by his wife, Mildred G., a son, Richard of
Houston, TX, a daughter, Linda Basham of Fort Rucker, AL, three
brothers and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Mabel F. Peterson, 79, wife of Gustaf A. Peterson, passed
away June 24, 1977, in St. Petersburg, FL where she made her home for
the past 19 years.

Marc Quinn, 75, died at Gorgas Hospital on May 11, 1977. Marcus
Patrick Quinn, a member of a family well known on the Isthmus, former
official of the Panama Canal and former United States Foreign Service
Officer, was the son of Patrick Quinn and Jennie Corrigan Quinn. Mr.
Quinn served with the PC from 1938 until 1954, when he was Chief of
the Management Division of the Comptrollers Office. He was Chief of
the Economic and Fiscal Mission and Budget Advisor to Guatemala
from 1955 to 1956 and Deputy Director of the U.S. Operation Mission to
Bolivia from 1958 to 1960. He also held various engineering and public
administration positions in the republics of Costa Rica, Colombia, Nica-
ragua and Ecuador. In recent years Marc and his wife, Berta, resided in
Cali, Colombia. Marc traveled to Balboa several times to assist his son,
Bruce A. Quinn (Personnel Bureau, PCC) in preparation for the Annual

CZ United Way theater productions. Because of illness he and Berta
moved to Panama over a year ago. In addition to his wife and son,
Bruce, Marc is survived by a son, Marc, and a daughter, Pat, both of
New York City. Also, a brother, James B. Quinn, Oxnard, CA; and six
sisters Mrs. Eugene C. Lombard (Alice), and Miss Genevieve Quinn
of Toms River, NJ; Mrs. Walter Eder (Ann), Cali, Colombia; Miss
Claire Quinn, who recently retired from the State Department in Ma-
drid, Spain, now residing in Panama; Mrs. Rita Crume, Sanibel Island,
FL, and Mrs. Tristan Enjuto (Regina), Madrid, Spain.
Royal J. Redmond, 51, of 7224 Coquina Way, St. Petersburg
Beach, FL, died May 30, 1977. He was a steam engineer for the Panama
Canal leaving there in 1972. He is survived by three brothers, Glenn,
Port Richey, John A., Chicago, and David A., Fort Dix, NJ, and a sister
Wanda Balsher, Sacramento, CA.
Mrs. Helen V. Schroeder of Delaware City, DE, passed away Feb-
ruary 11, 1977, while vacationing in Key Biscayne, FL. Graduated from
Cristobal High School in 1927, Helen was the daughter of Captain Oak-
ley Vineyard and Mrs. Nellie Vineyard, both deceased. She is survived
by her husband, Frank W. Schroeder; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Watts and Mrs. Martha Lester.
Mrs. Wilma A. Siler, 80, a long-time Panama Canal Employee, died
May 20 in De Land, FL. Mrs. Siler retired from the Canal organization
on October 31, 1960. She is survived by a grandson, John E. Siler, of
Pensacola, FL and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Gertrude Smith, wife of Warren H. Smith, former Chief,
Safety Branch, Panama Canal Company, passed away on March 24,
1977 at Community Hospital, New Port Richey, FL, after a short ill-
ness. Gertrude is survived by her widower and daughter, Mrs. Valeree
Hageman of Lisbon, Portugal.
Reverend Michael J. Wye, C.M., 57, died June 8, in Philadelphia,
PA after a brief illness. Father Wye entered the priesthood at the
Vincentian Seminary in Northampton, PA and after ordination was as-
signed to St. Mary's Church in the Canal Zone. During his 11 years in
the CZ from 1947 to 1958 he oversaw the construction of the Sacred
Heart Chapel, Ancon and became the parish priest. Many friends will
remember Father visiting patients in the Gorgas Hospital. After a brief
stay in Holy Family Parish, Margarita, Father Wye returned to the
U.S. where he taught at Niagara University, and later at St. Thomas
More High School, Philadelphia, where he taught religion, English and
general science. In 1975 Father Wye performed auxiliary services at
West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys and was chaplain at
the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1976 Father

Wye was appointed procurator and secretary at St. Vincent's Semi-
nary. Burial was at St. Joseph's Seminary, Princeton, NJ. Father Wye
is survived by three sisters and two brothers all of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Marione Kenny Campbell passed away after a lenghty illness
at Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone, August 4, 1977. She is sur-
vived by her daughter, Mrs. Marion Lucille Journey Davis of Balboa,
CZ and son, Mr. Ewing W. Journey of Poulsbo, WA; sister, Lillian
Haggar of Elizabeth Town, KY; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grand-
John B. Spivey, 63, died August 21, 1977 in St. Petersburg. He
was a Navy veteran and was a former harbormaster at the Panama
Canal Zone. He is survived by his wife Mildred J.; a daughter, Mary
Spivey of Walterboro, SC; a step-daughter, Sister Mary Elizabeth of
Philadelphia; a brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Julia "Goldie Sullivan" Ridge, 79, widow of Larry Ridge died
very suddenly in Belmont, CA on July 26, 1977 of a heart attack. Mrs.
Ridge had been a well-known resident of the Canal Zone since 1914
when she went to the Isthmus with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
C. Sullivan, Sr. Goldie and Larry married in 1918 and made their home
in Balboa until Larry's retirement from the Mechanical Division in
1951 when they moved to California. Larry, a Roosevelt Medal holder,
died in 1974 in Los Angeles. Goldie is survived by four children: Vir-
ginia Dolim of Playa Del Rey, Lawrence of Redlands and Paul of San
Mateo, CA and James of Panama City; her sole surviving brother,
Paul A. Sullivan of Seal Beach, CA; nine grandchildren and six great

**Eternal rest give to them, 0 Lord; and let
perpetual light shine upon them.**

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5503 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
2468 State Rd. 580, Clearwater, Florida Phone
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Dottie Ridge and her son Kevin of Coco Solo attended the wedding
of her daughter and sister, Nancy Ann to Darryl McCullough at Mount
Penn, PA in June.
Richard Theodore Nolan was baptized at 10 A.M. May 22, 1977 at
the Cathedral of St. Luke, Ancon, CZ by the Very Rev. Edwin C.
Webster, Dean. Godparents are Theodore Louis Kaufer, Jr. and Norine
Louise Kaufer. Those present for the occasion were the baby's parents,
Gerlinde and Don Nolan; the baby's sisters, Cristina and Jennie; his
brother, Patrick; Patrick's godparents, Ted and Anita Kaufer, and the
maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Krause of Panama City, R.P.
Greetings from ever-so-busy Dothan, Alabama. It seems as if we
just go, go, go. Many of us have had relatives and friends for the sum-
mer and the summer is only half over. We all look forward to seeing
them. We are not complaining.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burke (Jane Lombroia) had as their guests Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Hicks (Dolly Bowen from NC) who were on their way to
FL to visit with Dolly's mother. They also had as guests her daughter
Joan and son-in-law Reginald Barker. Joan and Reggie were married
June 18th in Charlotte, NC. Jane and John held open house to entertain
the newlyweds. Jane's father, Bob Lombroia from Ft. Lauderdale was
also a guest.
Jean and Bud Harris traveled to St. Ignace, Michigan to attend the
wedding of their son Mickey to Anne Marie Bishop (See weddings)
Anne Marie and Mickey are now here in Dothan. Mrs. Frank Anderson
was hostess for a kitchen shower for Anne Marie.
Maggie and Johnny Janssen had their son Capt. Arwin J. Janssen,
Jr. here for about ten days. He was on his way to his new assignment at
the Presidio in San Francisco. Maggie and Johnny went to Illinois for a
few days to visit with Johnny's family and then on to Wisconsin for a
few days of fishing.
Margaret and Jack Hern have their grandchildren Johnny and
Mitch Hern for a few weeks this summer. Mitch and Johnny share their
days with their other grandparents Dot and Bud Yost. Dick Hern was
just here for about two weeks visiting with his parents.
Les and Margaret Rinehart and their 6 children arrived for a 5 day
visit with Bud and Dot Yost. They were on vacation from the Canal
Zone. Fran Hern, Dot and Bud's daughter was a visitor also. Dot and
Bud are very proud of their new grandson, Richard Yost born June 19th
to Richard and Wanda [Bell] Yost of Dothan. That makes 3 boys for
the younger Yosts.
Mike Gettle who is attending college in Pennsylvania spent a few
weeks with his parents Jess and Olga Gettle. While here they visited

Disney World and the Bob Lawyers in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Speaking
of the Lawyers ... Ann and Bob came to Dothan for a two-week visit
with Olga and Jess Gettle and bought a lovely home at the Woodlands
Estate. They will move here about the end of July. We welcome them.
Others who have settled in Dothan are Mrs. Dolores Cleveland and
daughter from Curundu, Canal Zone, Joe and Louise [Rathgebar] Hunt
who recently retired from the Panama Canal. They are now not quite
settled in their apartment. They are waiting for their household goods
to arrive. In the meantime they are more or less "camping" out. Mr. and
Mrs. E. Williams and their family also bought a home here. They are
from the Atlantic side. We are happy to have these families with us
here in Dothan. We know they will love it as we all do. I forgot to men-
tion that Sam and Betty Roe who formerly lived in Jacksonville, FL also
bought a home here and they will be here the end of July.
Also visiting in Dothan and buying homes here were Freeland and
Mary Hollowell and Dick and Beverly Kinsey. Freeland and Mary will
retire in about a year. He is with the Motor Transportation Division and
Mary with the Supply Division. Dick Kinsey is a detective sergeant
with the Canal Zone Police and his wife Beverly works with the Supply
Division at Balboa Commissary. They will not retire for at least another
three years.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Dothan would catch on
so well but it seems most everyone who comes here falls in love with it.
Bucky and Jackie Gilbert from San Antonio were here for a three day
visit with the Pat McDonnells (Police) from Gulfport, Ms. Both couples
loved it and the Gilberts plan to settle in Dothan next year after their
son graduates from high school. Bucky's sister, Mildred Patton, visited
for a few days and she will settle here as soon as she sells her home in
Dunnellon, FL. Mildred's husband, Dick Patton, passed away on the
21st of May and Milly says it is too lonely for her now in Dunnellon.
The Canal Zone Society of Dothan held their annual elections on
the 14th of June: President John Burke; Vice-President David
Lowe and Secretary/Treasurer Catherine Filo. We wish to thank
our past president Muriel McGriff and her staff for a job well done.
A very pleasant and safe summer to all.
Respectfully submitted,
Catherine File

Been hot, hasn't it? The Zone was never like this! Or has time and
distance lent enchantment to old scenes? Hot, dry, wet, cold what-
ever these ex-Zonians (a very special group) are undaunted busy,
busy, busy.

Dorothy and Bruce Sanders engaged in a vigorous spring planting
of trees, shrubs, reseeding of grass, and setting out a small garden of
tomatoes and purple pod bush beans. Work came to a screeching halt
with the arrival of June, the acquisition of a twenty-five foot pontoon
cruiser and warmer weather. Grandson Curtis arrived from the
Canal Zone eighteen days ahead of schedule to serve as Quartermaster
on their cruiser, which incidentally they have named 'Las Cruces II',
and to fish Beaver Lake from its decks. Curtis took time out to accept
temporary employment and to accompany Grandpa Bruce, Carl
Newhard, and Bud Balcer to a baseball game at St. Louis. Georgia
Gwinn of Springfield, Missouri, was the Sanders' overnight houseguest
when she drove down to attend the N.W. Arkansas picnic at Agri Park
in Fayetteville on Fathers' Day. Also visiting the Sanders Mrs.
Ruthelma [Terry] Zemer, from Balboa, CZ, en route to visit Mr. and
Mrs. Jack [Connie Zemer] Sanders in California.
Ora Clayton and Betty McGilberry made a two week trip to New
Orleans, LA, and Mobile, Alabama in late June. In New Orleans, they
visited with Capt. and Mrs. Dean Bruch and Capt. and Mrs. Norman
Currier. In Mobile, Ora attended a family reunion and Betty visited
with her brother-in-law and his family.
Ralph and Marie Shuey and Ray and Evelyn Shuey made it to the
picnic in June from Neosho, Missouri, despite torrential rains. Ralph,
Jr. and his wife, Marie (also) had been visiting from Amarillo, Texas,
but missed the picnic reunion of ex-Zonians because weather dictated
that they get an early start on their return to Texas.
Herb Engelke (also known as Dad and Grandpa) was visited by
daughter Mary Alice [Molly] Williford and sons, Robby and David, in
Michael Engelke (son of Paul and Jan) graduated from high school
in Fayetteville, AR. Kathryn Engelke (daughter of John and Chris)
graduated from high school in Quincy, Mass. Benny and Ada Favorite
and three children visited mother, Virginia Favorite, and aunts, uncles,
and cousins (the Engelke families) in Bentonville, Arkansas in July.
Ginny and Don Neidh and children came from Missouri to join the
family reunion. John and Laurie Engelke, their new daughter, Joy
Lynne, her brother and sister, Ric and Lee visited their Engelke
grandparents in June.
Red and Alice Nail are still recuperating from a quick trip to a
family reunion of Nails, in-laws, and offspring, in Alabama in early May.
(Explanation: Tire blowouts and gourmet relatives. Results: deflated
purses and inflated waistlines.) They were most pleased to have a visit
with Linda Kapinos Edwards and husband Andy, on vacation from
Aiken, South Carolina. Linda's parents are Andy and Verna Kapinos,
long-time (long ago) neighbors in Balboa, CZ.

Pete and Sue Warner's June visitors were Vernon and Edith
Bircher with daughter Sarah, and young friend, Sheila Rose, all vaca-
tioning from the Canal Zone. Pam Warner is home for the summer,
temporarily employed, will return to college in Utah for her senior year
in September. Stuart Warner is working and studying in Tempe, Ari-
zona. Robert Warner and wife, Nonnie, will begin their military service
in September. Phyllis Warner Gartenlaub, husband Bernard, and three
daughters live in New York State.
The middle of May, Carl and Helen Newhard took off to Battle
Creek, Michigan, to visit son Bruce, Karen, and four grandchildren.
They attended several track meets and saw granddaughter Kris break
two high school records in the long jump and the 100-yard dash. They
also went bass fishing in Coopersville, Mich. Then on to Tiffin, Ohio, to
visit son Sam and Ann and three girls, who recently moved to a large
old house on which they plan to do a lot of improvements when they get
time. Their girls are busy with swimming and gymnastics.
SJanet and Ross Cunningham and granddaughter, Anjanette
Walker, visited with Newhards in Bentonville, AR, for several days on
their way back to Florida from the west coast. Then the Bruce Newhard
family stopped by for two days on their way home from Florida where
they had been seeing Disney World, Sea World, Kennedy Space
Center, and Silver Springs, and visiting Joe and Rae Ebdon and Mrs.
Eppley, the children's great-grandmother. The Ebdons, Joe and Rae
(Carl's sister) and Mrs. Eppley arrived at the Newhard's in time for all
to attend the Fourth of July rodeo in Springdale, AR. The Ebdons are
going on to New Mexico to visit their son Tom Ebdon, and Mrs. Eppley
will spend the rest of the summer with Carl and Helen Newhard and
Jessie Newhard.

The annual Blanche Shaw picnic was especially notable for a num-
ber of reasons. The picnic is held on the third Sunday in June every year
at Agri Park in Fayetteville, AR. It was named to express appreciation
to Mrs. Blanche Shaw who, for many, many years gathered and
reported the news concerning Zonians of this area. Held this year on
June 19th, seventy five people ignored early morning downpours to ar-
rive at the picnic site in perfect weather. (Typically Arkansas. "If you
don't like the weather now, wait five minutes. It will change.") This
gathering marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the picnics!! Charter
members Lynn and Maude Cook were recognized with gratitude for
their roles in the inception and continuance of the traditional get-
togethers. June 19th also marked the fortieth wedding anniversary of
Luke and Frances Palumbo. The picnic also marked the first formal
showing of the Canal Zone Seal done in string-art by Carl Newhard.
Done with precision, the round seal is 15" in diameter, framed under
glass in a handsome 20x20 frame, has probably miles of colored string

intricately wound around twelve to thirteen hundred small nails. The
result is truly an object of art.
PLEASE NOTE: The fall luncheon will be held at Bowen's Cafe-
teria in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, located on Highway 71 between
Fayetteville and Springdale, on October 16th, at 1:00 p.m. Do plan to
join us.
Alice Nail
Reporter, Pro Tem

David Leroy Smith, Los Angeles Again and again how we thank
the contributors and Editor of the "Record" for the terrific job you do!
"Keeping in touch" gets more important the older we get, and you do
that for us so beautifully!

Mrs. Charles Wm. Lee [Belmina], Yucaipa "Sometime ago Dr. J.
D. Odom's Alma Mater, the University of Georgia, that is Emory, re-
quested Sue Core Odom to prepare and present her husband's bio-
graphy to the University Library. A limited number of copies were
published. Sue was kind enough to send me for a short loan period, her
own copy, expressing the idea, that since my husband Charles and Dr.
Odom's experience and activities were more or less parallel in inter-
national relations, one in Health and Foreign Personnel, the other in
shipping and business. My object in writing this, that without tres-
passing on publisher's rights, if Sue would summarize parts of the biog-
raphy, for the CANAL RECORD. It is doubtful if the average resident
of the Zone is cognizant of the important structure and ramifications
handled by the Quarantine Station and its Chief. This not alone for its
primary purpose of screening and rectifying health conditions of all
ships entering the ports but also for screening of political and undesir-
able suspects... requiring consular service. During the war-time many
were taken across the Isthmus by train escorted by the M.P.'s of the
Army to embark on the ship at the other port. The chapter on the
Jewish refugee families, because they had been issued phoney visas
were living in Quarantine until they had been absorbed by an American
country. The men were all professionals and their letter of gratitude to
Dr. Odom was a heart pouring expression. Having just read Saul
Bellow's "To Jerusalem and Back," this bit of history becomes all the
more significant. Strategically fortunate under expert supervision ...
but for that ... a frightening thought during war-time as well as for the
uncertain future a probability could well become a possibility ... so get
a good story from our Sue."


Mr. and Mrs. Warren Pitman (Barbara Haskell), Box 721, Vista,
CA 92083. Phone: (714) 726-1747. (Residence: 1049 Meadowlake Dr.,
Vista, CA) Warren was born in San Francisco, CA. He resided in the
Canal Zone Ancon and Balboa from January 1924 until retirement.
He retired as Chief, Budget and Rates Division, on January 31, 1957.
Barbara was born in Deer Isle, ME and grew up in New London, CT.
She was a teacher with Canal Zone Schools.

Conrad and Norma Horine organized and conducted the second
BHS-CHS reunion in Southern CA (see article under News Features
this issue). There were many alumni who attended a CA Schools
reunion for the first time in Southern CA. Those traveling long dis-
tances were: from No. CA: Dr. Harry W. Mitten, Jr.; from AR: Fern
Horine Dabill, Joe and Barbara Miller Green, Martha Griffith, Mr. and
Mrs. James Roe, Curtis and Georgia Searcy, and Hap and Martha
Peterson James; from CO: William Evans and Roy and Dot Kalar
Kennedy; from FL: John W. and Elizabeth S. Muller; from NJ: Jack
and Elizabeth Muller; from NM: Harold and Ardienne Muller
Neuhaus, and Raymond and Catharine Muller Peabody; from VA: Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Muller; from WI: Moises and Patricia Hollingsworth
Levy; and from the Canal Zone: William E. LeBrun. As you can see,
the occasion was a family reunion for the Mullers!

Mr. George H. Cassell of Redondo Beach suffered a stroke on May
17 and was hospitalized in Little Company of Mary Hospital in
Torrance. He returned to the hospital on June 17 for therapy. He is
doing very well now.
Mr. Carl Hall is at home and doing nicely following surgery re-
Mrs. Norine Hall Kaufer "The Ted Kaufers of Margarita, CZ
vacationed in June and July in CA. They visited their daughter and
son-in-law, Sandy and Tim Severson in Monterey, and Ted's mother,
Norine, in San Jose. We had a nice family reunion with Ted's sisters,
Jane K. Cochraine of Sunnyvale, and Nancy K. Leach of San Mateo,
and their families. All 15 of my grandchildren, three grandsons-in-law
and granddaughter-in-law were there!"
William E. LeBrun retired in May as Panama Canal's Chief of
Internal Security. Since leaving the Isthmus in May, Bill's plans in-
clude visits with his family his sons, Arthur and Michael, in CA;
daughters, Julie, who is attending school in San Marcos, TX, and

Kathleen, who is living and working in Washington, DC; and his
mother, Mrs. Marjorie F. LeBrun, sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. James B. Quinn of Oxnard, CA.
Jack Ridge, Sr., after spending the winter in the Canal Zone,
visited his daughter, Mary Gribbin, and son, Ralph, and their families
in Trenton, NJ; then to Pittsburgh to take in some Pirates' games. In
June he spent 10 days with relatives in Reading, PA, where he at-
tended the wedding of granddaughter, Nancy Ridge. (See weddings)
He is now in Burlington, Iowa, with Joe and Sue Ridge, and plans to
be out here soon.
Martin Seiler enjoyed a drive to Berkeley, CA, in May to visit
with Mrs. Helena Fitch on the occasion of her 101st birthday. Mrs.
Fitch is doing nicely and wishes to be remembered to our members.
Mrs. Ethel Wanke was sorry to have missed our April luncheon,
but was recuperating from surgery on April 1st. "Bud flew down from
San Jose for four days while I was hospitalized. Janice stayed with me
for two weeks, and all the family helped me with dinners. I plan to fly
to San Jose to attend the wedding of my granddaughter on May 21st.
And hope to make the July luncheon."
Jack and Joan DeGrummond While Jack kept the home fires
burning, I visited my sister and nephew, Margaret and Richard
Coffey, in New Orleans for a month. Richard, 13 is 5'9" tall, and an
avid athlete with a dresser full of trophies. He'll enter Jesuit High
School in NOLA this fall. We spent 5 days at Villa Mansard on the de-
lightful beach in Destin, FL. In NOLA we enjoyed a bayou cruise, and
dining at fine restaurants which I missed on previous visits. I visited
by phone with George and Marie Christensen, NOLA: Steve Bissell,
Ocala, FL (Steve plans to drive to CA this month to visit with his
family in Santa Barbara); and Elmer Norstrom, Titusville, FL who
was about to leave on a tour of England, Ireland and Scotland. I
missed Margaret, as she was in NJ to attend the wedding of her
Joseph and Ruth Bourgeois of Escondido "Joe and Rose Casey
of TX were our guests in April and attended our PC Society luncheon
in Mission Viejo with us. Well, Joe didn't last long after his treatment
in Mexico. He passed away shortly after returning home."
Joan R. deGrummond

Georgette and Ewald Wiberg, Margate "It's nice to learn that
the reunion will be in April next year. That does seem like a better
time, and we hope to join all of you then."
Tony and Peggy Sylvestre, St. Petersburg "We have had an
eventful year with a trip to the Canal Zone and Panama for a month

during January and February. We were guests of Dr. and Mrs.
Robert G. Matheney, Wally and Ditty Ishoy and Dr. and Mrs. R.
Antonio Suescum. It was our first trip back since 1960. In May we flew
to Bethlehem, PA for a three week visit with our daughter, Mary
Jane's family and to attend the graduation of our granddaughter,
Linda M. Smith, from West Chester State College. Linda is presently
attending Marywood College in Scranton, PA where she is studying
for her masters ... Home for two days and then off to Fort Walton
Beach, FL, to attend the graduation of our grandson, David A.
Simpson, from Choctowhatchee High School. David will attend
Florida State University in Tallahassee in the fall. The latter part of
June back to Fort Walton to attend the wedding on July 2nd of our
granddaughter, Sandy L. Simpson, to Alan T. Barber. The young
couple will reside in Jacksonville, FL and Sandy will complete her
college there. She has had two years at Florida State. Alan is
employed as a CPA and is a graduate of FSU Early in July we
received the good news of the arrival of our first great-grandson,
Richard Anthony Smith, Jr. son of Debi and Tony Smith who reside in
Easton, PA. We have a great-granddaughter, Dana Kroc, daughter of
Karen Smith and Gary Kroc."
Edna Million, Sarasota "Roger and Mary [Wilmoth] with their
three sons, Robert, Jr., David and Mike visited Roger's parents, Edna
and Jim Million for two weeks in July. Roger and family reside in
Somerset, NJ and he is with Westinghouse."
Vera E. Jones, Largo "Harry and Nancy Jones, our son and
daughter-in-law, have moved from Kansas City to St. Petersburg, FL.
Harry is employed by Economics Laboratory, Inc. in St. Petersburg
and Nancy is teaching at Tampa Catholic High School."
Virginia Starke, Sarasota "Carl is recovering beautifully from
a triple aortic by-pass and already is going up the wall from
in-activity. He's taking walks, pulls a few weeds in his garden, does a
little putting and can drive the car short distances on back streets.
The doctor told him to help with housework, but that went over like a
lead balloon! Right now he plans to attend the next meeting. (He did)
... Dot and Mike LaCrox of Merritt Island stopped in last Friday for a
visit and we've had several calls from Vic and June May of Austin,
checking on Carl. Now we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of my
mother, Louise Foster of Cincinnati. She is coming down to attend the
graduation exercises of Cassie Lou, our daughter. Two weeks after
Mother Foster leaves we expect Pete and Louise Regan for a visit
from Cincy. Pete's parents, Frank and Grace Regan lived'in Pedro
Miguel before retiring in '52. Things always happen in bunches'!"
Olga and Paul Disharoon, St. Petersburg Are off for a two
week visit in Bogota, Colombia and then another two week visit in
Panama with relatives.

Margaret and Allen Ward of St. Petersburg visited their
daughter Marilyn at Bryant Pond, Maine, which is about 50 miles from
Portland. Their son, Jamie, who lives in California, met them there
and they all had a wonderful two weeks together. The weather was
beautiful down to 49!
Grace Rider, Librarian at Balboa High School was in St. Peters-
burg visiting with Margaret Whitman, Marie Weir and a host of other
friends in this area.
Dorothy and Stan Hamilton now of 951 Spanish Circle, Apt.
447-F, Delray Beach, FL "Our son, Robert B. (graduate of West
Point '61) while stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX,
received his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1977. As of
June he was assigned to the Staff of the Army Chief of Staff at the
Doris and Gerry Graham of Clearwater entertained at their new
condominium relatives, friends and out-of-town guests at a pre-nuptial
cocktail party the evening of June 24th for their son, John Scott and
his fiancee, Lucy Gay Collins.
Anna and Joe Collins of St. Petersburg had as their houseguests
Sue and Bill Graham, their daughter, Donna Marie Day and her son,
David, from Texas; Rita and Perry Washabaugh from Albion, PA
(Homeport); their son Gregory, and son Charles with his wife Nancy
from Mississippi and other friends during the week of 25 June for
their daughter Lucy's wedding. Sue, Bill, Donna, David and the Perry
Washabaughs also visited with Helen Barrett in Jacksonville, FL.
While there they visited with Anna, Rita, Helen and Sue's mother,
Mrs. Susanna G. Kotalik who lives at All Saints Nursing Home on
Byrle and Gaddis Wall have sold their house (thru the ad in The
Record) and are almost settled in their villa at 412 Boca Ciega Point
Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708. Gaddis won't have to worry about
having the grass mowed or the house painted. Now this is really
retirement life!
Frances and Roy Sharp of St. Petersburg are traveling this sum-
mer. In June they visited Roy's mother in Hamilton, IN. In July they
took off for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to visit their daughter, Mary
Kauffman and family.
David and Jeanette [Corrigan] Dowgin, St. Petersburg have
their grand-nephew Keith Heimbold from Toms River, NJ visiting for
a few weeks. In August the Dowgins will drive to New Jersey to
spend the rest of the summer.
Mrs. B. C. Woodruff has recently moved from Arlington, VA to
make her home with her daughter Shirley Hicks and granddaughter,
Lois, at R #5-1112 South Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

Sarasota news includes many trips and visitors for our active
Sarasotans. Jan and Harry Cain took their annual trip north to Dela-
ware and New Jersey. This time was a special occasion as they cele-
brated their 40th wedding anniversary at a reception at the home of
their cousins, Tom and Lenore Putnam in Willingboro, N.J., with 22
family members present, including Harry's sister, Mrs. Harold
[Catherine] Pruitt from Bradley, Cal. and his brother, Warren Cain
and family. On their return to Sarasota, the William Dixons arranged
a no-host surprise anniversary celebration, which was attended by
more than fifty former CZers presently residing in the Sarasota and
St. Petersburg area. The Cains also enjoyed a visit recently by Bob
and Mildred Byrd of Kerrville, Texas and Bob's sister, Mrs. Carolyn
[Byrd] Hirsch of Pensacola.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Barnes, who were joined in Vancouver, B.C. by
her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Bliss, Jr. of
Campbell, Cal., joined a tour group for a ten day cruise of Alaska, in-
cluding Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and beautiful Glacial Bay.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Walker, with her sister, Zonella [Bliss]
Field of San Fernando, Cal. and her husband, John F. Field, who was
participating in Canada's largest stamp show STAMPEX at
Toronto, toured Eastern Canada and the New England states visiting
with friends, relatives, a classmate and former co-workers.
Mrs. Albert Harris Powers stopped over following a cruise to
visit with Mrs. Roger Orvis and was the guest of honor at various
functions to see mutual friends again. Also visiting Fran Orvis were
her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lottie Orvis and children, Carl
and Nita from Diablo. They were joined by their older son, Bobby,
who flew in from California and will remain with them for several
weeks. Fran's other son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Julie Orvis of
Temple Terrace, Fla. joined the group for several family get-togeth-
Pete Lang returned to the Canal Zone following a visit with his
mother, Mrs. Mina Dee.
Rae and Joe Ebdon had a two week visit by their son, Richard, his
wife, Kathy and young son, Jeffrey Craig from Wilmington, Del., and
Kathy's mother, Mrs. Melvin Ruff of Niagara Falls, N.Y. Later in the
summer her nephew and family, Bruce and Karen Newhard, from
Battle Creek, Mich. visited for several days and en route home visited
Bruce's parents, Carl and Helen Newhard in Bentonville, Ark.
The Fred Ebdons' visitors included their son, Paul Ebdon and
family of Balboa, who attended a ham radio gathering and later vaca-
tioned in Texas and other western areas.
Frances D. Jones had as her house guests long time C.Z. friends,
Donna Eaton Weed and Edna Thirwall Tipton, who are now residing
in Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Mullins and their children visited
Gertrude's sister and mother, Grace and Mrs. Jacoba [Co] Joustra in
Sarasota. The family recently arrived from the C.Z. following his re-
tirement and will make their home in Dothan, Ala.
Mrs. Terry Zemer, on vacation from the C.Z., visited Mary Orr in
Sarasota and Gladys Lowande Baldwin in St. Petersburg before flying
to California to visit her daughter and family, Connie Sue and Jack
Sanders in Los Gatos.
Blanche and Walter Hartman had as their house guests her son
and his daughters, Leo McIntire and Vicki and Cheryl McIntire of
Tulsa, Okla. Earlier in the summer the Hartmans also enjoyed a visit
by her niece, Zona Boggs Dowell and children of Coco Solo, following a
stopover in Ft. Lauderdale to visit Zona's cousins and their children,
Mrs. Dinah Sasso LaPorta and Mrs. Nancy Sasso Stokes. Mrs. Dowell
was en route to visit her sisters and families, Albert and Anita
[Boggs] Collins in Fort Valley, Ga. and Col. and Mrs. Don DeMarr
[Stella Boggs] in Arlington, Va. Dr. Dowell joined his family in Fort
Valley for the summer.
The Jack Clarkes' summer visitors included her daughter and
family, Dick and Marilyn Gayer of Balboa. Also Jack's daughter Linda
Latham and sons. Arriving with Linda for the long weekend was
Sandy Woodruff Weigle of Balboa who later visited her husband's
parents, Bill and Gladys Weigle in Titusville.
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. McCullough [Mac and Snooky] enjoyed a visit
by a former co-worker, Mrs. Thelma Scott of Colon, R.P.
Donald and Dotti Humphrey and daughters of Palm Bay, Fla.
visited with mother Mrs. Gladys B. Humphrey, on their return from
an extended camping trip and visits to Mammoth Caves, Ky.,
Alabama and West Virginia.
The Cecil Kovels and Mrs. Billie Galloway entertained for the
weekend, former co-workers who now reside in the Florida area.
Guests included Bill and Jeanne Wheeler, of New Port Richey; Mrs.
Dorothy Hamlin of Largo, Mrs. Jessie Deganaar of Dunedin and Mrs.
Frank Reilly. A great time was had by all.
From the above you can see that the saying that Sarasota "adds
life to your years and years to your life" really seems to apply.
Word has been received that Mrs. Marjorie Vanderveldt is
writing a book about Lonnie and Marvel Iglesias and their life among
the San Blas Indians on San Bias Islands, and plans to have it available
in time for Christmas. The book is being written with the consent and
cooperation of Mrs. Iglesias.
Mabelle B. Walker
and Gladys B. Humphrey

Rusty and George Folger, New Orleans "Greetings to all our
friends! We have finally settled in our new apartment (3101 Rue Parc
Fontaine Apt. 1402, Zip 70114) and are thoroughly enjoying retire-
ment life. This is a huge complex with six pools, cocktail lounge, and
lots of activity. Our neighbors are very friendly and fun loving ...
During June we enjoyed visits from Aggie and Eddie Mulroy who
were enroute to Austin, TX; and the Freeland Hollowell family -
Mary, Free, David and Laurie... We expect a huge crowd from the
CZ for the Elks' Convention which starts the 9th of July here in New
Orleans. Carolyn and Robert Johnson will be staying with us for the
week We are also looking forward to August and a visit from
Jeannine and Bill Carlin and their four daughters."

Ann C. Carey, Randolph "I spent winter months in California
with my son and family Jack and Ruth Carey. Also my two sisters,
Esbelle Sullivan (nee Cody) and brother-in-law's sister, Bob and Alice
(nee Cody) Seasey. My daughter, Mary Jean Carey Kammerer, came
out to accompany me home."

Esther and Lloyd Stevens, Carlsbad "Since moving here to the
Southwest we have been so busy enjoying our new home and compa-
ny. In Sept. Steve's brother Clayton and wife Eleanor from MA visit-
ed for a week. Saw the Caverns, which are fantastic and a must for
everyone And then the "Shops" for all Turquoise lovers!! In
January, my brother Harlan Engel from Illinois came for a six week
visit. They sure missed the cold ILL weather while enjoying the warm
sunshine here. Also in January, my daughter Carol Wagner and friend
Phyllis Tole, both of Peoria spent a week visiting, touring the sights
and shopping. They went home loaded with Turquoise. In March my
son Rene and wife Jenene of DeKalb stopped for a few days on a trip
which included Phoenix where my youngest son Charles and family
live... April brought brother Earl and wife Hazel of ILL for a visit.
While in this area they bought a home in Mesa, AZ. Brother George
and wife Virginia also visited in April on their way bach to ILL from
CA where they are looking for a permanent home ... So the "Stevens
Motel" has been quite busy but so enjoyable. Any of our friends trav-
eling thru this area are so welcome to stop by we always have time
and room for anyone So come on out and see what you're mission' -
We love it."

Auristela and George Poole, Schenectady On the road from the
Seaway Locks at Massena, NY write, "We are like a mail carrier on
his day off. He goes for a walk. We just can't keep away from Canals,
big or small. Last time I was here I was standing right here on the
wall talking to Barney Barlow. He had a big job here getting it oper-
ating and the first ship through. Kind regards to "YO-ALL" and from
Montreal, Canada 'Greetings!' Just to let you know where we go
when the sun gets high up here (June 21 83 degrees)."
Robert L. Dwelle, Ithaca Classes here at Cornell finished up
last Friday. The students have a week for study then finals and the
semester will be over. I have to teach two courses in the summer
school program and am certain that I will be kept quite busy ... Had a
grand Christmas holiday for three weeks. Went down to Grenada and
stayed at a small resort owned by friends I knew in Caracas years ago.
The island is so lovely and the weather was perfect. I hated to come
back to the rigors of winter here in New York State. Am hoping to get
down there again this Christmas for three weeks.
I look forward to the arrival of each issue of the Record. The
number of familiar names keeps dwindling away but it still is fun to
read about the doings of Canal Zonians. When I vacation in Albuquer-
que, I am entertained royally by Bea Schloming and her sister Issy
Cummings. They run a First Class AAAA motel. We really have a
great time reminiscing. My big thrill came last June when I was
having dinner at the Bull Ring in Santa Fe and thought I could hear
Lucho Azcarraga playing on the organ in one of the inner rooms. As we
left I looked into the room where a crowd was dancing like mad to the
Panamanian music being played by a young priest who told me that he
knew Lucho well and had taken organ lessons from him in Panama. He
also told me how happy he was for me to stop by to listen to his music
- that I was the first person who had ever recognized that the music
was Panamanian and even more that it was Lucho Azcarraga's music.
Just hearing it brought back fond memories of many happy hours
spent at the El Rancho. Incidentally, I believe that my dad, Roy L.
Dwelle, gave Lucho his first job when he was just a schoolboy, as a
piano player for the movies at the old Ancon Clubhouse before talkies
appeared on the scene. Regards to all the folks there in sunny Florida.
P.S. Forgot to say that I also visited with Alma (Symonds) and
Tommy Burrows and Faith Symonds, Alma's mother in Albuquerque.

Gene Hamlin, Carthage "Doesn't time fly? Less than a year
now until the "post-poned" big reunion down there and in a few weeks

we hope to attend our fourth consecutive BHS get together in New
Jersey on 23 July. You may be interested to know that in response to
my previous ad I acquired Zonians for the years 1928 and 1929 from
some old acquaintances who live in CA. Brought back lots of memories
indeed! I guess I'm basically sentimental."

The Panama Canal Society of WNC had their annual picnic at
Lake Julian Recreation Park on July 7th. About 30 members and
guests attended, including Don and Peg Hutchison from Aiken, S.C.,
and Doris Hutchison from St. Petersburg, Fla. We were pleased to
have Ethel and Conrad Dodson back with us after an absence due to
Conrad's recovering from surgery.
Election of Officers was held at the picnic and they are:
President: Maenner Huff; Vice-Pres.: Jean Dombrowsky; Treasurer:
J. Wendell Greene; Secretary: Ruth Zelnick; Reporter: Alice Roche.
Clara Jorstad is now a member of the Asheville Symphony
Orchestra. She recently played with the Western Carolina University
Festival Orchestra which gave seven concerts and a Mozart opera in
the two week session June 12-26. Musicians from New York, Ohio,
Georgia, Tenn. and N.C. made up the orchestra personnel.
Ed and Helen (Weade) Jones from Boca Raton, Fla., visited Bob
and Lillian Van Wagner in June on their way to Michigan.
"Bricky" and Jim Pattison from the Canal Zone were here in July
with her parents, the Tom Colemans, and her sister and brother-in-
law, the Jack Dombrowskys. Jack and Jean had their son, Dale, his
wife, Lynn, and three sons from Lakeland, Fla. with them for 10 days
in June.
Donald and Laurie Huff and two children from New Baltimore,
Mich., spent Easter with his parents, Toi and Maenner Huff.
Betty and Lonnie Van Siclen and Peggy Yerkes from Ft. Lauder-
dale were houseguests of Howard and Emily Johnson for a few days in
June. In July, Howard and Emily were happy to have their son, Jim,
his wife, Margaret, and two children from Houston, Texas, with them
for a week. Early in September, Emily and Howard are sailing from
New York for a trip around the world on a freighter.
Ruth Sill spent three weeks in July in Minneapolis and northern
Minnesota with her sister and brother and their families. While in that
area, she saw Grace McCray Rigney and also had lunch with Ron and
Mina Hazel at their home in Osceola, Wise.
Paul and Betty Bentz left in July for six weeks in the Tetons and
Denver, Colo.

Roger and Patty Michel, Balboa, CZ, were houseguests of Ernest
and Ruth Zelnick the first of June. Gerri and Clyde Earnest, formerly
of Balboa, now of Atlanta, Ga., came up for the weekend while the
Michels were here. John and Nancy Zelnick and two sons stopped on
their way from Rochester, NY, to Tulsa, Okla., where they will make
their new home. In August, Ernie and Ruth go to Vermont for several
weeks for vacation at Lake Champlain. Their daughter Carol, her
husband, Jim Richmond, and two children from Simsbury, Conn., and
Paul and Jan Zelnick from Houston, Tex., will join them there.
Alice H. Roche, Reporter

T. Dwight [Tim] Ladd, Chardon "We were sorry to miss the
reunion. We were not feeling well with some form of flu during Janu-
ary. We flew to Lincoln, Nebraska, to spend Christmas with our
daughter Felicia and her family, and that pretty well took care of our
travel budget. We had a visit from Rita and Perry Washabaugh last
summer and were happy to see them. Other than that, we have had no
contact with former Zonians except through Christmas cards If
any of you are in the area, stop by; we'll be very glad to see you. Give
us a ring and we'll tell you how to find us."
Bob Ridge, Columbus "Our son Jerry has just returned from
the Mediterranean and is now taking some college courses after
making 2nd Class Petty Officer. He will spend his vacation with us in
New Hampshire this summer. Our daughter Regina just completed
her first semester at Mahairshi International University at Fairfield,
Iowa and is working in California for the summer. Our daughter
Rebecca is now with Xerox Co. in Columbus as a secretary. Our
daughter Rachel will be entering Bishop Ready High School in the fall.
She wants to be a Veterinarian. I recently talked with a 97 year old
owner of a motel in Lexington, KY who remembered Judge Black-
burn, Happy and 'Chick' Edwards who went down to build the Canal
in early 1900's. It seems to me that all Americans I've talked to in Ohio
want to keep the Canal."

Rev. Daniel J. Renaldo, C.M., Roseto Notified us of Fr. Michael
Wye, C.M. passing. "Talking to a sister of his, the day before the
funeral in Coaldale, PA, (his hometown), she related his last conscious
moments on earth a source of edification to his family and to those
who attended him. His zeal as Chaplain at Gorgas and as pastor in
Ancon and Margarita was well-known. Fr. Wye and I spent 8 years in
the seminary training together, and I was also with him in Balboa and
the Atlantic Side in the late 40's and mid-50's. Among those names i:.
the Record, he had countless friends. God bless your work."

Perry Washabaugh, Albion Rita and I spend our summers with
our children and their families. One week-end in July we had quite a
gathering of family at daughter Mary Louise Wagner's farm in Cherry
Grove, PA. There were Mary Louise and Jim with their five children;
Theresa Ann and Mel Harvey, Saginaw, MI, with their four daugh-
ters; Paul and Joanne Washabaugh, Albion, PA, with their daughter;
Auntie Helen Barrett, Jacksonville, FL, with her daughters Susan
Jean Cecil, MD, with her daughter and Joan Molinaro, Canal Zone,
with her daughter. Mid-day we all enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared
by the ladies. Then I loaded all the kids, plus Joanne M. and Susan C.,
in the wagon and took them for a long ride around the perimeter of the
pasture and down to the woods and back. The gang sang at the top of
their voices "I Been Workin' on the Railroad". When they sang the
refrain, they sang "Grandpa won't you blow your horn," and I would
let out a shriek over the noise of that tractor that sounded somewhat
realistic. For supper they grilled hotdogs over the open bonfire,
played kickball, and had a great time, generally Our old camper
has carried us around the country for the last 7 years for over 260,000
miles. I take delivery of a new Coachman Motor Home in Jamestown,
PA this month and will head out west, visiting friends on the way, to
attend the picnic to be held Aug. 20 at Lewisville Park, WA. God
willing, we plan on going to CA, TX, up to AR and back to FL in
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Badonsky visited Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Leitch
and son, Robbie, of Athens, GA, in July. Mrs. Leitch is the former
Paula Badonsky. The Leitch family relocated in Pittsburgh, PA in
August for a year, where Dr. Leitch will be teaching as a visitor pro-
fessor at Carnegie-Mellon University.
In August, Mrs. Gertrude Smouse attended the 50th anniversary
of a Bridge Club in Detroit, MI, to which she belonged while a resident
in that town. Gertrude still plays a sharp rubber of bridge with the
ex-Canal Zone group who live in Aiken.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Myers spent much of the Spring in travelling.
In May, they flew to California to visit relatives and to attend the 55th
year's anniversary of their high school graduation. In June, they
drove from Aiken to Florida to enjoy the graduation from high school
of their oldest grandchild. A grandson has also been visiting the
Myers' in Aiken.
Dr. Stephen Szimonski, formerly of Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, CZ
has been named chief of a group of five doctors comprising the staff of
the Emergency Room, Aiken Community Hospital.
Harry F. Willenbrock recently experienced open-heart surgery at
the University Hospital, Augusta, GA. He is recovering slowly but
surely and will soon be back in the swing of things in Aiken.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kilbey spent two weeks as caretakers on the
15-acre farm of their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
Mullins, near Grovetown, GA. The Mullins family, including sons
Clayton and Colin, had gone to Atlantic City, NJ to participate in a
national square dance convention and to enjoy some of the sights in
Washington, DC. Kilbey had the duty of feeding and watering two
horses, two goats, six dogs, about 50 ducks and geese, and 50
chickens. He also fed the largemouth bass, bluegills, and catfish in the
Mullins fishpond once daily. In the course of his duties, he walked off
three pounds and has reiterated his decision never to become a farm-
The Kilbeys also had as visitors during July their daughter,
Christine Luken and her three children, Renee, Audrey, and Wayne.
The Lukens reside near Nicholasville, KY.
The Panama Canal Society of South Carolina met at Aiken State
Park on June 18th to enjoy a picnic. Among those present were 27
members and three guests, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Down, Holmes Beach,
FL, house guests of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Clontz, and Mr. Edwin F.
Barnes of Lake Sinclair, GA.
Members had brought hot and cold dishes of prepared food and J.
O. Catron and B. J. Hartley exhibited their cooking skill by serving
hot dogs and hamburgers. The day of good fellowship was enjoyed by
Following lunch, a short business meeting was held by President
Catron. Members voted that the next meeting would be a Buffet
Luncheon at the Ramada Inn, Aiken, on September 29 at 1:00 P.M.
Members are to be contacted two weeks in advance of the event to
make reservations and send payment to Olga Holmes, Secretary/
C. W. Kilbey

Marguerite D. Nix, Liberty Hill "I have written the Governor
in Balboa, and the Texas Pan Canal Society, but I kept thinking of all
those Zonians in Florida and this is an appeal to them to help me
spread a knowledge of the Canal Zone among the many people around
here through our new library.
Our old town has had a period of rejuvenation during the last two
years and many new stores, a bakery, theatre and library have been
added, as well as a new art gallery. We have received hundreds of
books from individuals and other libraries, but when I looked in the
new shelves last Wednesday (I volunteer every week from 3:00 to
5:00 on Wednesday) there wasn't a thing on the Canal Zone or Panama.
Duplicate books or paperbacks or pamphlets, anything giving in-
formation about the Canal will be appreciated. Perhaps some of the

folks down there have books they would like to discard. When I go
down tomorrow, I am going to reserve a space in the new shelves we
have just added. If I could, I would offer to pay for them, but I would
be able I think to pay the postage if anyone wanted to send me some
real soon.
Thank you for anything you can do for us. The whole town will
bless you."
Tillie Levy, Houston In March I had a pleasant surprise, I was
visited by Paul and Clara Gorin (formerly in Canal Zone), of Miami
Beach, FL. They were in Houston attending a "Bedding Convention".
They brought greetings to Iva Standefer and me from Jerry and
Roslyn Gorin (neighbors in CZ), of Pawtucket, RI. In early June, I was
visited by my son, David, of Los Angeles, CA. The next week he, his
wife and daughter left for a vacation in Japan. Also, in early June, I
received the sad news of the death of my dear friend, Annie Gorin
(friends in the CZ) of Pawtucket, RI. I am happy to report that Peggy
Ellis returned to her home in Gainesville, TX in early July. She had
been recuperating at son Clyde's home in Galveston and at daughter
Joan's home in Palestine, TX. Patrick and Genevieve Coakley report
that Mrs. Patrick S. Coakley, Sr., "Sweet Alice", has sold her home in
Grand Rapids, MI. She will move to Colorado Springs, CO where she
will live in an apartment near the home of her son James. She will be
happy to see old friends.

John and Polly Michaelis got together with their three children
for the first time in ten years for a family reunion at the home of their
daughter, Irene Snyder, in Houston, TX. Irene, her husband, John
and their daughters, Angela, age 5, Tiffany, age 2, welcomed Irene's
parents and brothers, Zachary and wife Donna with daughter, Theresa,
age 2, and Gregory and his wife, Charmain Risberg Michaelis.
Ginger and Tom Egger had a family reunion with their two
daughters and family in June. Beverly Dykes and her daughter, Daria
Leanne, age 7, came from Columbia, SC, and Patricia Ritch and her
son, Wade Michael, age 5, came from Lawton, OK. Patricia's husband,
SFC Rudy Ritch was also able to join the rest of the family for part of
the visit to Kerrville. Later in June, Tom's brother and wife, Dick and
Sheila, and their five children, Ricky, Margie, Arthur, Maureen and
Rory stopped by for an overnight visit and plan to return again in
August for a couple days. It was the first visit for the Egger brothers
since Tom's retirement a year ago. The Dick Eggers reside in the
Canal Zone.
Leo Krziza has moved from Kerrville to make his home in
Carlsbad, CA.

In May, Anne and Hugh Hale had Hugh's mother, Mrs. Edna Hale
of New Port Richey, FL, as their guest. Then in July the James
Bryants of Tampa stopped by. Also Joe and Rae Ebdon of Sarasota
came to Kerrville to see the Hales. Peggy Hale Huff, her husband,
Dennis and daughter, Diana came for a month's visit their first to
Kerrville and Peg's parents new home.
Louis Dedeaux and his wife, Barbara Egolf Dedeaux of the Canal
Zone visited with Louis' sister, Iris and Dick Hogan. The Dedeauxs
were in the U.S. to enroll their son, John, in school in Michigan.
Earl Mullins of the Canal Zone, after two months in Japan on
business concerning the dipper dredge, spent four days in Kerrville
with the Bob Dunns. He was entertained at a barbeque at the John
Littons where other Canal Zone retirees were present.
Fritz and Kathleen Cheney of Gamboa passed through Kerrville
and saw old friends.
A 4th of July party was held at John and Jean Litton's residence.
Those attending were Pappy and Verla Greer, Harry and Rachel
Carlson, Paul and Shirley Givonnetti, Bob and Dell Dunn, Hugh and
Anne Hale, Anna Calvit, Buzz Litton and Bobby and Peggy Litton
Mrs. Hugh White, formerly of Washington state is now making
her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jean Litton.
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Carter are new residents of Kerrville.
Reported by: Jackie Bishop

The first meeting of 1977, was held on March 26th. After lunch,
there was a visitation and business meeting. Election of officers was
held with the following results: President Dallas Thornton; Vice
President John Terry; Corresponding Secretary Jessie Bush;
Recording Secretary Irene E. Wright and Treasurer Ivan
Dallas and Grace [Keegan] Thornton stopped in Dothan, AL to
see Dot Yost and family, while enroute to St. Petersburg, FL, to
attend their first reunion. They report seeing many Canal Zone
friends and enjoyed dancing to Lucho's music. Larry and Sarah
Keegan, from CZ, were house guests of the Thorntons before flying to
CA to be with Larry's sister, Marie Doidge.
Betty and Bob Ratheber recently returned from a trip to Las
Vegas and CA, during Betty's vacation from her work with Dresser
Lillian Ryan of South Windsor, CT, visited Irene and Lee Wright
this spring. Before this she had been with Mary Orr in Sarasota, FL.

Sarah Wright Rothwell spent a few weeks with her brother,
George Lee Wright, during April. Sarah makes her home with
daughter, Mrs. John Redmond, outside of Chicago. Brother Lee was
plenty happy to be with Sarah. Sort of gave him a boost as he has not
been in the best of health.
Joyce and Roger Collinge, of St. Petersburg, FL, drove to
Houston in April and were guests of Irene and Lee Wright until
sailing of their ship HELLENIC CHAMPION, for Greece. On Easter,
there was a reunion of Houston relatives, with covered-dish dinner.
Those attending were Doris and Forrest Young, their daughter, Doris
Mary, Florence [Wright] and Clem Cook, Tharon [Haldeman] Mit-
chell, Blodwin Turbyville, Collinges and Lee Wrights.
Mrs. Walter Pollak, of Tri-Par Estates, Sarasota, FL enjoyed a
visit with her daughter, Carolyn Tyssen and family, who live in
Clifton, TX.
Mary Jo [Lowe] Yeager was in Fayetteville, AR over Fourth of
July, to be with Whitlocks, Burtons, Mrs. Walter Brown and Mrs.
Bates Weiman.
After an absence of 25 years, Bill McDougall, wife, Helen Rae
[Souder] and youngest daughter, Renee, flew to Canal Zone in June.
They were house guests of Bill's niece, Betty [Farrell] Swearingen, of
Margarita, CZ.
Emerson and Viola Fuller, of St. Petersburg, FL were in Houston
during June, for a visit with Irene and Lee Wright. They will be
traveling until September. Had a 5-day tour in Mexico; visited in
Durango, CO, where they saw Mary Ruth Bowman and family (her
mother Lillian Neely] and eventually will be in Vancouver, Washing-
ton, to go salmon fishing with Andrew and Mamie Van Siclen.
One of Houston's television stations had an interesting program
about new treaty with U.S. and Republic of Panama. Nancy Ames was
the hostess and her guest was Tom Brooks, author of book "Pass Be-
tween The Seas." Nancy is of the Alfaro family of Panama.
Our Society held a meeting on Saturday, July 9, 1977, at Wyatt's
Cafeteria with President Dallas Thornton presiding. Although sparse-
ly attended because of vacations and illnesses, everyone there enjoyed
a pleasant gathering.
Following customary reading of reports, a telephone committee
was appointed to follow through with (a) reports of activities (includ-
ing members as well as non-members with Canal Zone-Panama inter-
ests); (b) reminders for forthcoming events; and (c) anything else of
pertinence to all. Tillie Levy, lone Brown and Tharon Mitchell are the
committee members.
The next meeting will be Saturday, October 15, 1977.
Ione Brown reported that her sister-in-law, Grace Brown Utzman,
was convalescing from a serious illness. Ione, herself, is not too far

removed from a similar session. She reports doing well as does Tillie
Levy who cavorts around on her walker like a "pro".
Marguerite Nix sent word requesting contributions of any and all
books pertaining to the Canal Zone and Panama (See M. Nix request
on previous page). So rally round and help "Nixie". Her address is:
Mrs. Carl N. Nix, Rt. 1, Box 58-A, Liberty Hill, TX 78642.
Lee and Irene Wright went to visit kinfolks in East Texas on
their vacation.
May all of the Panama Canal Societies in these United States of
America continue "to preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone
Irene E. Wright, Recording Secretary
and Jessie Langton Bush, Corresponding Secretary


Jack Kennedy
Jack Kennedy, Brandon "I was content to be an interested
spectator at this years' 4th of July Parade along with my wife and
some friends. A staff photographer for the Burlington Free Press
spotted me, noting the "Panama" Legion Cap I wear, asked me some
questions and the picture was printed in the Sunday issue. I was
rather overwhelmed and deeply touched. Things move along at about
the same pace with us. Peter still in NM; Amie in Honolulu; Kittie

trying to decide whether or not to enter college and my wife again this
year taught two weeks of elementary art for teachers at St. Joseph's
College in Rutland. She has almost completed the restoration of the
old Devenport Home, and has opened a small shop antiques, col-
lectibles, etc. on the ground floor. That and her regular schedule of
teaching art in the elementary schools will keep her quite busy during
the coming year. On June 25th approximately 75 Brandon High
Alumni gathered for their annual reunion at the Brandon Inn. I repre-
sented the earliest class present 1913."

Col. and Mrs. W. P. Bray, McLean "We decided that taking
care of a house and garden was too much for our advancing years so
sold our Connecticut house and moved to Carl Vinson Hall. The build-
ing has over 400 apartments, is operated for retired service people,
and we have several friends living here, which makes it more attrac-
tive. It has a good restaurant, maid service, and jitneys to take one to
Dr. appointments, shopping centers, etc. An infirmary staffed by
nurses around the clock, too, so we feel that living here will free us for
more travel with no worries as to what the weather is doing to our
closed up house. There are guest rooms so do come see us and we will
welcome you with open arms."

Panama Treaty The June CANAL RECORD listed the 15-point
document containing assurance for present employees of the Panama
Canal under a new treaty between the U.S. and Republic of Panama.
Taken from the July 6, 1977 Star & Herald are the "Ten Command-
ments", the mandate members of Local 900 gave to the president and
board members of the union.
"1. The Civil Service retirement System of the United States must
be maintained for all non-U.S. Company/Government employees who
may work for the new Canal enterprise once the new treaty goes into
effect. Any employee who opts for another retirement system may
exercise this prerogative. The individual's choice and rights of each
employee must be respected.
2. The early retirement and indemnization plan should be
optional only for non-U.S. citizens. Since U.S. citizens have been oc-
cupying the "security positions" for over 60 years, they should not be
allowed premature retirement until sufficient Panamanians have been
educated and trained to take over all "sensitive positions."
3. All non-U.S. citizens presently working for the Company/
Government and their dependents who may transfer to the new Canal
enterprise must continue to receive coverage under the existing

health and life insurance plans and must continue to enjoy the uses of
the Coco Solo and Gorgas Hospitals and health clinics or any other
similar facilities which may be operated by said Canal enterprise.
4. All non-U.S. Company/Government employees must receive
an immediate pay increment to equalize the sums paid to the U.S.
citizens in the guise of "tax factor" and "Tropical or overseas differen-
tial," upon the signature of the new treaty.
5. All non-U.S. teachers employed by the Canal Zone government
will teach in the U.S. schools in the areas in which they qualify. They
will maintain all seniority bumping and retreat rights based on their
total number of years worked for the Division of Schools. Students at-
tending the U.S. schools free of charge shall continue to enjoy this
privilege until their education is completed.
6. Policemen, firemen, postal workers, or any other group of
non-U.S. citizen employees who may be affected negatively because of
the new treaty and who do not or cannot opt for early retirement,
must be re-educated, re-trained and relocated in other jobs within the
new Canal enterprise in positions of similar or greater importance to
those previously enjoyed with no loss in economic compensation.
7. The prevailing minimum wage system should be maintained
for all incumbent Company/Government employees once the new
treaty goes into effect. Whatever salary increases which would have
been gained during the first 5 years after the treaty goes into effect
must be granted to incumbents previously mentioned.
8. The prevailing leave system must be maintained for all incum-
bents of the Company/Government who transfer to the new Canal
9. No new legislation should negate any labor conquests already
achieved as outlined on pages 37 and 38 in the position paper submit-
ted to both governments by Locals 900 and 907 and the Atlantic
Dockworkers Union.
10. During the life of the new Canal enterprise, Locals 900, 907 and
the Atlantic Dockworkers Union should be the sole bargaining agents
for all employees since these are the unions qualified under Panama
laws to represent workers within its jurisdiction."
The second week of August 1977 marked the end of 13 years of
hard bargaining between the U.S. and Panama to initial the basic
principles of a new treaty turning the Panama Canal over to the
Panamanians by the year 2000. Sol Linowitz and Ambassador
Ellsworth Bunker returned home from Panama and met with Presi-
dent Carter in the White House. Jody Powell said President Carter
sent messages to all members of the House and Senate asking them to
wait until they see the final proposed treaty before taking a stand on
it. Some of the congressmen have already denounced it as damaging
to the U.S. interests. Widespread unrest in Latin America is possible

if the Senate refuses to ratify the new Panama Canal treaty worked
out by negotiators. Ambassador Bunker said on August 14th, "We
didn't come to the agreement under any threat," but the veteran
diplomat said, failure to negotiate a treaty "would have been looked
on by other countries in Latin America as though we had not given up
our imperialist notions." Our Senators and Congressmen are on vaca-
tion until after Labor Day so watch your televisions and newspapers
for further information.


Royal Worcester. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wempe, P.O. Box 125,
Champlin, MN 55316. Phone 612-421-7586.

Mrs. M. B. Condon, 2834 Atlantic Ave., Apt. 107, Atlantic City, NJ

FOR 1919, 1921, 1926 and 1930. Eugene E. Hamlin, Jr., Box 577,
Carthage, NC 28327.

FOR RENT: Beautiful lakeside winterized Summer Cabin, completely
furnished with boat. Bob Ridge, 133 Evergreen Ter., Columbus, OH
43228. Phone: 614-878-2026.

$25.00. Make check or Money Order
payable to Patricia Plucker, Box 277,
Balboa, CZ (See insert.)
1977 Canal Zone
Commemorative Plate

& HUNTING CHINA pay up to 20% above other offers; ORIENTAL
items. Claudy Howell (Pierce) 1205 Fountainhead Dr., Deltona, FL
32725. Phone 305-574-4346.

Application for Box 11566 DUES
Membership St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
I, .................................. hereby apply for membership in the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., and enclose $10.00 as my ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP jues for the year ....................... which entitles me to a
subscription of the CANAL RECORD for one year.
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City .................. ......... State ................ Zip Code .......
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Amount Enclosed $ .......... Check ............ M .O............ Cash .......
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DUES, effective January 1, 1978, ARE $10.00.
Name should be exactly as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE -
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs.
Membership Box 11566, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
(Florida Residents Only)
Name...... .............. ................... ......................
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DUES: Adults $2.00 per year. Children under 18 $1.00 per year.


Please mail to
Street Box
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Society Tag, $2.50 ea., Number wanted
Society Decal, $1.50 ea., Numoer wanted
Total enclosed_

Dorothy Hamlin and Vera Jones

Gene Clinchard and Joe Collins

Troy and Evelyn Hayes, Sid Hayes, Grace Morris and Bill Clinchard

Edith and Tyke Cotton

Margaret Lawson

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

2nd Class Postage
at St. Peter-sburl,
Florida Post Office



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