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BER 1982 NO.5
The President's Messe
From the Secretary ....
Editor's Corner ........
Legislative Report .....
Highlights of Minutes
News Condensed from
Your Reporters Say:..
J. F.Warner Alabama..............
OFFICERS FOR 1982 Kentucky ...........
Florida 1983 Reunion
Albert F. Pate
President Congratulations ........
Where Are You?.......
Mrs. Anna T. Collins Weddings.............
Vice-President Births ...................
With Deep Sorrow ....
Mrs. Jean B. Mann Letters to the Editor ..
Secretary-Treasurer Looking Back............
N otices ...................
Richard W. Beall For Sale or Wanted ...
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum
Chaplain Vigilant Real Estate...
William F. Grady Front Cover: The cove
Legislative Representative of Camano Island, Wa
and his parents are Ma
Paul Disharoon After graduating from
Sergeant-at-Arms years and then left for
ment home on Camanc
Western Washington L
Pauline Arnold majoring in Art Educat
Photographer completion of his studi(
Dec. 3 PCSOFI
Albert F. Pate Gulfport
Chairman Dec. 11 South C;
Mrs. Anna T. Collins Dec. 11 Kerrville
Mrs. Jean B. Mann 7 m.ar
Jan. 7 Regular
Richard W. Pat Beall Feb. 4 PCSOFI
Russell M. Jones Mar. 4 Regular
Troy Hayes Apr. 1 Regular
Victor H. May Jr. May 12-14 Annual]
Harry C. Egolf June 11 Sixth All
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as especially drawn for the Canal Record by Dave Young
gton. He was born in Gorgas Hospital on May 28, 1959
an ex-Gorgas nurse and Jim Young, ex-towboat master.
>oa High school in 1977, he attended C.Z. College for 2
shington state where he helped his father build his retire-
and, about 60 miles north of Seattle. He then enrolled in
ersity in the fall of 1981 and is currently studying there,
He hopes to teach art at the secondary school level at the
)ATES TO REMEMBER .
;stival Christmas Meeting, 12 noon, 5730 Shore Blvd.
ina Christmas Dinner, Holiday Inn, Aiken, 6:30 p.m.
lill Country Zonians Christmas Party, Elks Club, 5:30
nthly Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., 5730 Shore Blvd.,
Darnivalito Day" Buffet Luncheon Meeting, 12 noon,
Blvd., Gulfport, FL.
nthly Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., 5730 Shore Blvd.,
nthly Meeting, PCSOFL, 1:30 p.m., 5730 Shore Blvd.,
nion of PCSOFL, Holiday Inn Surfside, Clearwater
one-day Annual Reunion of Statesiders, Ramada Inn,
shington D.C. Area.
ZONE The Panama Can1
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The CANAL RECORD is published by the Panama Cana
published five times a year in March,
The membership fee is $15.00 annually. $10.00 of this amount
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HEADQUARTERS of the P
Harold R. Parfitt
Governor of the Canal Zone 1975-1979
Guest Speaker, 1983 Reunion
We are continuing in the spirit of the 50th Annive
sary Year. Up to this date events have been fast an
furious. Your President and his wife, Vice President ar
her husband attended the Annual Picnic on Merritt Islam
at least one hundred of their members attended. We wei
very impressed by their sincere reception and their obvioi
hnInnnpe i~--f tn hp it. h -1, -h nthPr
society of Florida, Inc.
ind Canal Zone Friendships
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ety of Florida, Inc., for the good and welfare of its members, and is
:, September, November and December.
Sa subscription to the Canal Record for one year. Entered as 2nd.
the Post Office at St. Petersburg, Florida.
city of Florida will become the property of the Society and will
iles and archives.
4G, INC. Dunedin, FL 33528
la Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
This same feeling was expressed at the Gas Hou
Gang Annual Golf Tournament, Dothan, Ala; whe:
members of Florida were well represented, besides tl
President and Vice President, we had Victor May, Execi
tive Committee Member; Jane Huldtquist, Audit ar
Budget Committee Member; three Past President
Howard Clarke, Jack Morris and Rob Roy and mar
other members from Florida and other states. It was grea
food excellent, even the weather cooperated. Bud ar
Jimmy and all that helped are to be commended for plain
ning an exciting and memorable occasion. We want to i
again next year.
Olga Disharoon has been doing an excellent job. V
had 117 members at our October 1, 1982 Box Lun<
Chicken Dinner Meeting, it was outstanding.
Victor May and Paul Disharoon, Co-Chairpersol
for the Annual Picnic held on November 5th, out did their
selves with activities and prizes galore. A good time w
had by all.
You should plan to attend our December 3rd Festi,
Christmas Meeting. Olga Disharoon and her committee
have planned an occasion to be remembered. Don't miss i
There will be a lot of surprises.
Plans for our 1983 Reunion started on April 29, 191
at the last meeting of the Executive Committee when I w
Vice President. I requested that our Secretary write a lett
to Lucho inviting him to play for our Reunion in 1983.
also asked him personally at our last Ball and it has bet
confirmed that he will be with us. It will be great to ha
him with us again. Governor Parfitt has been asked to 1
our Guest Speaker and he has tentatively accepted.
I sincerely hope that by having the Reunion on Clea
water Beach that will appeal to our younger members
well as to our loyal senior members, as the future of oi
Society will depend on their interest and participation. 01
Society is unique and special and we want it to continue
grow and prosper.
The plans for the 1983 Reunion being held at the
Holiday Inn, Surfside, Clearwater Beach, a prestigious
hotel, one of the few luxurious hotels in the country, are
well under way. Anita Collins, our Vice President is Re-
union Coordinator and she has been doing a super job and
we feel you will all be pleased with the new plans for
registration and distribution of tickets and information to
all functions. Chris Felps is Registration Chairman; Betty
Malone is Luncheon Chairman, Mildred Hickey is Card
Party Chairman, Anna Collins is Ball Chairman, Jane
and Fred Huldtquist are Golf Tournament Chairpersons,
Victor May is Transportation Chairman for the Ball.
Detailed information on all events at the Reunion appear
elsewhere in the Record.
Your Officers, Executive Committee and Chairper-
sons are working very hard to make this the best Reunion
ever. Plan to be with us for the festive closing of our 50th
Anniversary Year. It will be a Grand Reunion.
A Blessed, Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy
From the Secretary
I would like to thank those of you who sent their dues
payment with a stamped self-addressed envelope. It is truly
a great help to me. Also the early payment of dues helps to
take the crush off the end of the year. As a point of informa-
tion, I will not be handling the reunion reservations this
year. The reunion coordinator has decided that each chair-
man will handle the reservations for his own event. This is
only one of the procedures that you will find changed at this
reunion, but one that excites me, as it looks as tho I may be
able to wander around and visit with all of you instead of
being chained to my desk for three days.
At this time I would like to wish each and every one of
you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Would that we could raise a cup of egg-nog together toward
a 1983 of peace and understanding between nations, and a
more prosperous year for our own country.
Jean B. Mann
It looks like the wheels are beginning to roll in ernest
in preparing for the next Annual Reunion to be held dur-
ing May 12-14, 1983 at the Holiday Inn Surfside, Clear-
water, FL. A map is provided elsewhere in this same issue
for the members convenience in locating each site. Those
committees formed are as follows:
Reunion Coordinator Mrs. Anna T. Collins
Registration Mrs. Chris Felps
Luncheon and Reservations Mrs. Betty Malone
Golf and Reservations Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huldtquist
Ball and Reservations Mrs. Anna T. Collins
Card Party Mrs. Mildred Hickey
Transportation Mr. Vic May
There will be some changes in this reunion from those
in years gone by. I'll note them here, although they will be
published in the center-fold of this issue.
o There will be no sale of bus tickets during the Re-
union. Be sure to order your quota on the order form in
o Vendors of artifacts or memorabilia will be author-
ized at the reunion provided the vendors make application
by letter to the Annual Reunion Coordinator. The Society
will then approve or disapprove their request and will pro-
vide authorization if approved. A fee will be charged each
vendor. Write Coordinator for details.
o Photographers are limited to amateur photo-
graphers only. Those taking photographs, motion pictures
or video tapes for resale and demonstrations within the
hotel will not be authorized.
o Members arriving at Tampa International Airport
that require shuttle-bus service to the Holiday Inn Surfside
should notify the Reunion Coordinator of their arrival
date, time and flight number so a schedule can be ar-
o Dues payments should not be included in checks
payable for reservations. Please make a separate check for
0 Reservations for the Golf Tournament will be
handled by that committee. Reservations for hotel go
directly to the hotel. All other reservations to Coordinator.
The sale of 50th. Anniversary memorabilia, as sold at
the 1982 reunion is still going slowly. The stacked boxes in
my garage is diminishing slowly and by late Fall of 1984, I
might be able to get my car back into the garage for a
change. Folks, I have the stuff ready for you all out there.
Please call me and I might even deliver if the price is right!
There have been a number of complaints from Balboa
Post Office users about not receiving their issues of the
Canal Record. The Secretary wrote one of the disgruntled
members to "go to the post office and raise cain". We
haven't heard from him since, so maybe the advise work-
ed. I wrote a letter in May of this year and was returned
to me in October as: "Addressee not known". I can
believe that, since the addressee left Panama in July. So I
guess they do have problems there, and there is not very
much that we can do about it.
Also had a few complaints about the type style in the
September issue of the Canal Record. Most members
prefer the larger type easier to read. Unfortunately, we
have had to cut down on costs like everybody else and
we have tried to get more on one page. The printers and I
have put our heads together and have come up with a dif-
ferent style of print for this issue, still trying to maintain the
compactness we had in the last issue. We hope it is more
readable and satisfactory for all.
In the March 1983 issue, I hope to be able to start a
column entitled "The Canal Zone in Uniform". In it, I
hope to show a photograph and a short resume of those
from the Canal Zone who are or have served their country
in the Armed Forces. So far, I have a list of approximately
100 Zonites who are or have been in uniform and a data re-
quest will be going to them shortly. The number that are
published each issue will depend largely on space availa-
bility. It is surprising, (I guess it shouldn't be) how many
Zonians have led distinguished military careers, and I'm
not talking about those who served their "hitch" and then
moved on. These people are making, or have made a
career out of serving their country. Please send me names
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My request for the words to "Sly Mongoose" ran tr
to form. During my 48 2 years on the Isthmus, I cai
recall many verses that were pure and printable. So I mi
doff my sombrero to both Caleb Clements and W
Townsend for coming up with a few each. I think t
response has been slow just because there were very FE
clean versions. Anyway, I printed a few verses elsewhere
this issue, and only hope this may rekindle a few memor:
enough for their continued support in reporting the news
from their areas. It's no easy job and more often than not,
they have to go LOOKING for the news instead of it com-
ing to them. It's a team effort, you all, so please support
them as much as you can. They deserve all the credit in
keeping us all bound together as Zonians and ex-Zonians.
My job is only to put it all together in book form for you
members to read. News sent to an Area Reporter has a big-
ger chance of being reported, as Area Reporter news is the
last to be edited and/or condensed. Yes, Sir, they have first
priority in retaining their full report, so if you want to be
sure your news item is reported and printed, your best bet
is to send it to your nearest Area Reporter. They are really
doing a great job and members can rest assured of A-1
treatment from them.
You don't know how much I appreciate those
reporters who send me their reports that need hardly be
touched by me. Double-spaced, typed and names under-
lined all very professional. Saves me a lot of time. If this
trend continues, I might even have time to go out and mow
the grass! Thank you VERY much, Reporters!
Looks like we have lost one reporter and almost lost
another two of the stalwarts of the team. Marilyn
Carter, of Kerrville has had to resign due to other pressing
needs and Bea Rhyne has taken over her job; whom I
might say is highly capable also. Good luck to you Marilyn
- you did a great job, and welcome Bea! Patt Foster
Roberson moved to Hattiesburg, Miss. and asked if she
should continue as before. She answered that I should still
consider her part of the team for which I'm really
grateful. She has forgotten more than I will ever know
about editing and the like. Thanks, Patt! I think we may
have gained a new reporter, altho I haven't written her yet.
Looks like we could use some coverage around Southern
Texas. As far as membership goes, Texas has been slowly
gaining on California in size and at the last mailing, Texas
had 17 more members than California, even though they
Betty Quintero and I wish all you members a joyous
Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Richard (Pat) Beall
COLA COMPROMISE Congress approved
compromise on the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) fi
federal and postal and military retirees. Here are the detail
of the compromise:
Retirees 62 and older will get regular cost-of-livii
pay raises based on the consumer price index (CPI). Tho
under age 62 would only get 50 percent of such COLA i:
creases. The exceptions would be disability retirees ar
survivors who would get the full COLA regardless of ag
All retirees and survivors would have their COLt
delayed by one month successively for the next three year
The next COLA will be effective April 1983, then one
May 1984 and another in June 1985.
Those under age 62 would get more than one-h;
of the regular COLA if the cost-of-living exceeded tl
estimates of the Congressional Budget Office. The CB
has estimated consumer price index raises of 6.6 percent
1982, 7.2 percent in 1983 and 6.6 percent in 1984.
Thus, for example, if the 1982 raise in the CPI tur
out to be 7 percent instead of the projected 6.6 percer
plus the additional .4 percent difference, for a total of 3
percent. Complicated? Well, Congress never did things t]
To qualify for the full annuity at age 62, retirees mt
have reached age 62 by March each year.
More than 50,000 current U.S. civilian workers a
covered by special programs requiring most of them
retire at age 50. There are 18,785 retirees in that catego
now on the retirement rolls. They are among the 10 p(
cent of federal civilian retirees who are under 62.
POTENT ARGUMENTS The Congressior
Federal Government Service Task Force lists some ve
persuasive points that government retirees as well as pi
sent employees can make to media critics and others w]
charge that the government retirement system is a bonan
and also a haven for "double dippers".
The Task Force points out: 55 percent of federal a
nuitants do not receive Social Security or any other fore
of pension; government retirees were deprived of $5
average income last year when they lost their secol
COLA; last year, annuitants were hit with an average
percent increase in their health insurance premiums as w
as having their benefits cut; the average civil service anm
tant receives $918 a month (or roughly, $11,000 a yea
22.6 percent of them receive less than $500 a month;
percent receive less than $600 a month; 74.7 percent of
survivors of annuitants receive less than $500 a month; h1
than one percent of all annuitants receive more th
$30,000 a year; 89 percent of all government employs
retire at age 62 or later, two-thirds of all annuitants retire
age 65 or later; Social Security benefits are tax-free, wh
federal annuities are taxed and 10.6 percent of these a
returned to the Treasury in taxes.
The CPI for the past nine months for 1982 is a flat 4
percent, which leaves us three more months for it to rea
the projected 6.6 percent.
William F. Grady
Highlights of Minutes
from Regular Meetings
The minutes of the August Regular Meeting is under
"Activities", the Panama Canal Society of Florida Annual
3 September 1982
The President welcomed members and guests present
and recognized three Past Presidents, Rob Roy, Ross
Hollowell and Russell Jones.
The guests included:
George and Charlotte Tully St. Petersburg, FL
Bill Parks St. Petersburg, FL
Marie Van Clief Tampa, FL
Emma Brown Tampa, FL
Yane Leves Tampa, FL
Betty Blanchette Panama
Marge and Ross Hollowell St. Petersburg, FL
Pauline Holmelin St. Petersburg, FL
Edna Ogletree Pinellas Park, FL
Helen Louise Dudak Orlando, FL
Dot and Bob Herrington Clearwater, FL
The Secretary/Treasurer read the minutes and finan-
cial statements of the proceeding meeting and were ap-
The' Legislative Representative reported that the
COLA thru July was 3.8% (7 months). The 4% cap on
COLA has been lifted. If a retiree is over 62, or a survivor
or physically disabled, he will get the full COLA. Those
under 62 will only get half of the estimated 6.6%. In-
surance premiums will probably increase by 25% by
January 1, 1983.
Mr. Pate thanked Sara Rowley, Vera Jones and all
the Brown Baggers for their part in the August Luncheon.
The President announced there will be a box chicken
lunch prior to the October meeting. Cost is $3.00 and Olga
Disharoon is Chairman. Olga also reported on plans for
the December Festive Christmas meeting.
The President provided the following Annual Reu-
nion information: Location will be at the Holiday Inn Surf-
side, Clearwater Beach, Fl. on May 12-13-14, 1983; Chris
Felps will be Registration Chairman; Betty Malone will
3e Luncheon Chairman; Fred and Jane Huldtquist will
be Golf Tournament Co-Chairmen; Anna Collins will be
:he Ball Chairman and Vic May wil be the Transportation
Mrs. Collins, Vice-President, introduced Mr. Ted
Palmer from the Red Cross. He is a CPR instructor who
gave a short talk on the Heimlich maneuver and then in-
structed those members present on how to perform this on
Panama Canal Society of Florida Annual Luncheon
August 6, 1982
Sheraton Sand Key Hotel, Clearwater, Florida
The regularly scheduled luncheon meeting of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida was called to order by the
President, Albert F. Pate at 12:15 p.m. who led the
members and guests in the Pledge to the Flag. Mrs.
Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation, which was followed
by thirty seconds of silent prayer. Luncheon was then ser-
After lunch, the reading of the minutes of the July
meeting and the financial statement were read. The Editor
reported on members and friends and explained the
economy measures adapted for the Canal Record, starting
with the September issue.
The Legislative Representative reported that the cost
of living thru June was 3.2%. The total for 1981 was 8.7%
and for the four previous years it totaled 47 %. The Budget
Bill was passed with a 4% cap on the COLA for the next
Mr. Pate announced that the November Annual Issue
Directory of the Canal Record will remain the same small
size that it has been in the past.
He also announced with regrets that it was necessary
to raise the dues to $15.00 for 1983. This is a result of the
Budget and Audit Committee report, requiring us to keep
up with inflation if we wish to keep up the quality of the
Canal Record. We are also initiating several fund raising
projects to help defray the cost of hall rental and incidentals
it our monthly meetings.
Sara Rowley, Co-chairperson of the luncheon introduces the pro-
Fourteen members celebrated birthdays in August
md six couples celebrated wedding anniversaries. Best
dishes went out to all.
At this point, Mr. Pate turned the program over to
Sara Rowley and Vera Jones, Co-Chairmen of the
Lotteria winners were Marge Foster, Stu Brown,
;eorge Allgaier, Pat Beall, Mrs. James Van Dyke, Olga
Daisse, Shirly Smith and Bill Violette. Prizes were
lonated by Freedom Savings Bank, Mr. Skip Rowley,
Mrs. Dottie Yocum, Mrs. Chris Felps, Mrs. Muriel
Vhitman, Mrs. Dot Herrington, Mrs. Dottie Pate and
Fortune Federal Bank.
Left to right: Edith Cotton, Ruth Powell, Vera Jones, Ch
Felps, Isabel Gibson, Brown Baggers.
Favors were furnished by Bill Daniels, Vera Jor
and Dottie Yocum, with the help of the Brown Bagge
who donated the 36 door prizes and were asked to stand I
Those who came this year were: Jack & Gra
(Jones) Carey with their grandchildren Eliza and Mi
Hall (It was so good seeing Jack & Grace as they havel
made our reunion for some time); Eddie & Jane Curt
Robert (Dinky) & Marge Dennis; Rosemary (Mille
V-IUI 170 I 'a4illlAl ZA ollC IullloU1l was
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Lowe and Bill Poole showed slides of the Canal duril
construction days and after. Also shown were the differe
flowers of that area. They are so beautiful and bring ba
such wonderful memories. We look forward to seeing tl
slides for they bring new ones each year and we all enji
and heard of our Reunion so came. Gladys said they ei
joyed it so much would stop again next year).
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Front row. Edward Curtis, Bill Poole, Jack Rathgeber, Joi
Poole. Back row: George Lowe, Gene Hamlin, at the Ta
nersville, PA 1982 Canal Zone Reunion.
Angle (Tonneson)Jamke and Tede (Dufi Lyng.
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ied for a visit alter visitmg friends in
ober 3rd. Monday morning found the avid golfers on the
Course for practice rounds on our very interesting course.
Monday evening the crowd gathered on the lawn and bar
or dancing and drinks, there was lots of both, until the wee
ours of the morning.
Tuesday morning the first group teed off at 8:30. There
vere a few red eyes in the bunch, and a few heavy heads,
)ut our Mexican Best Ball got underway. The second
proup teed off that afternoon, more rested and not quite as
)ushy tailed as the morning group. The weather was
beautiful and the course in great shape with the Hospitality
Dart seen darting back and forth frqm hole to hole. Our
hanks to Freeland Hollowell, Jr. for doing such a great
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s restricted to Low Gross Men: Jack Dover and Run-
er Up Don Rogers. Low Net Men: George Fears;
Vomen: Edna O'Donnell. Two special prizes donated by
"rue Value Hardware Store were won by Jack Dover for
ie Men's Low Gross and Kay Potter for the Women.
'he Mexican Best Ball winners were Ken Buehlman,
rern Seeley, Charles Newberry and Grace Morris. Two
teams tied for Second Place. "Pos" Parker was awarded a
special prize, a Foot Mashie, to help him get his ball out of
ie rough without hitting it. We want to publicly apologize
> Kay Potter who was not recognized at the Awards Din-
er for her winning Low Gross score. The winner for the
low Net score was inadvertently omitted and we do hope
ou will come back again next year, Kay.
Our dates will be announced in a later issue of the
Record for the 7th Annual Gas House Gang Tournament,
)ut we do hope you will all start thinking about reserving
he same approximate dates for 1983. Thanks to all of you
or coming and making this such a grand get-together.
lope to see all of you back next year.
The Gas House Gang
Aanal Zone Reunion Pacific Northwest
A warm thank you to Connie (Balmas) Ebdon and
iuzanne (Urey) Kleefkens for hosting another successful
northwest Picnic Reunion. The chosen site was very con-
enient to "cool off" and pleasant to view The Dalles
)am. Train rides provided by the Army Corp of
Engineers, for touring the dam site, was thoroughly en-
)yed by those who took the tours.
Mary E. Ausnehmer and Mary Young provided fun
rizes for the "youngest" won by the 6 week baby son
f Jim and Lori Herring; the "oldest" won by Fred
latchett; the "last retiree" won by Neil Doherty; and
ie "ugliest" finally accepted by young Neil Doherty,
after it was refused by Neil Compton and Tim Lasher.
Floyd & Beverly Baker erected a banner which read
Gold Coast Refugees". It brought forth a lot of laughter,
umbr and served as a good backdrop for picture taking.
Unfortunately my shots did not come out, along with 34
The Florida 50th Reunion mugs and tumblers were
11 sold. Free Northwest Directories were there for the tak-
ig. (If names and addresses were overlooked, I'm sorry).
' ct NnrthweAt rplln;nn nr-tnrp~ wrp thrtp fnr rPv-PwlnIr
Dick and Mireille Erbe.
Nine States, other than Washington and Oregon we
represented by the 36 ex-Zoners who hailed from: Mail
- Louise & Jim Duffus; Minnesota Dorothy N1
Ramsey; Dee Ramsey Ahlstrom, Arlen and Aarc
Ahlstrom; Alabama Otis M. Ramey; Florida Frz
& Bill Stock, Nancy Slover; Idaho Eloise (Rame'
Cade, Don and BarbaraJackson,John Stanley, Susan
Neil Compton; Utah Adrian M. & Jean Bouch
California John & Betsy Brock, Pat (Hatchet
Thomas, George and Ruth Hatchett, Fred & Mary Ha
chett, Myra F. Walston, Myra Collins, Leilani (Wa
ston) Collins, Steve Balmas, Joan (Doherty), Patty
Bill Stoltz; Texas Dick & Mireille Erbe. Arizona -
Ray & Rhoda Brians.
The Northwesterners who signed in are: Conni
Paul, Tammi, Rusty Ebdon; Suzanne & Walt
Kleefkens; Jon & Mary Stuewe; Joe, Lorie, Jeff, Li,
Stephenson; Mary Stephenson; Jim & Loretta Ha
dison; Jim & Dina DeFrees; Mary E. (Meb
Ausenhmer; Ida Jane (Matheson) Farley; Tim Lashe
Betty (Lockwood) & Bob Skimming; Mary &Jim Youn'
Ron Caramella; Anna & Jack Rocker; Bill & Mar
Lohr; Neil Lohr; John & Margot Stokke; Ada M.
George R. Butler; Michael, Inez, Nellie, Willia
Plucker; Ann Johnson; John & Martha Stephensol
Frank & Margie Doherty; Marc Stock; Varney & Vivi
Cornwell; Jim, Clover, Joshua Duffus; Jim & Noral
Shobe; Murray & Candy Falk; Jim & Nancy Ramse,
Bob & Bev Shaw; Dottie Johnston; Grady B. & Margar
Hardison; Bob & Mary McAuslin; Earl & Fran Aln
quist; Valerie (Doherty) Spaulding & family; Evel)
Miesse; Mopsy Wood; Michael, Barbara, Charlott
Owen Rudge; Phil, Weulcia, Lenora Wilkins; Marion 1
Davis; Ralph & Helen Smith; Pat, Dan, Stephanie, Go
don Nellis; Glenn & Gladys Lasher; Floyd & Bever
Baker; Tom & Marylin Marsh; Neil & Tammy Dohert,
Neil & Dorothy Doherty; Jan (Doherty) Huff; Gai
Moore; Heide Huff; Elizabeth Engman; Dell & Donr
Bunnell; John & Michele Bundy; John, Linda, Davy M
Caslin; Donald A. McCaslin; Roy & Ligia Richardsol
Warren & Ellen Lynman; Jim & Hannah Byrd; Florenm
Schmidt; Margaret & Merrill Will; Margaret & R. (
May; Ed & Lori Herring; Jane H. Journey; Bud & Ha
riet Journey; Raymond, Elba, Joseph, John, Jam,
Rowley; Donna & Cecil Caudill; Roger & Karen (Davi
Schofield; Lee & Kathy Snider; Steve, Debbie, Apri
Scotty, Dillien Shobe; Nancy & Darrell Eide; Curtis I
Berg; Carl N. Berg; Susie (Slover) & Dan Wells; John
Garnett McLaughlin; Iras Remington Boggs.
Jim and Nancy Ramsey, with Arlen AhIstrom.
Jim and Dina DeFrees.
Pat (Hatchett) Thomas, Fred and Mary Hatchett.
Our 1983 NW Reunion will be hosted by Margar
"Mebs" Ausnehmer and Mary Young. Location -
somewhere on the Oregon Coast and will be announced
due time. Floyd and Beverly Baker also volunteered f
hosting the 1984 Reunion. Date, time and place will be a
nounced at a later date. As you can see, we are growing
and the enthusiasm is still alive and very well.
In the evening after the Reunion, a fish fry was givw
at the home of Jim & Nancy Ramsey of The Dalles. Mai
former Zone neighbors and friends attended, and from tl
reports the affair was thoroughly enjoyed by all "like tl
good old days".
jetty (Lickwood) and Bob Skimming.
etty and Tom Clarke, Jr.
Pre-reunion, visitors were Betty & Tom Clarke Jr.,
drian & Jean Bouche, Lucille Davis. I was so happy to
:e them all. Mary and Herb Taake dropped in for a short
isit along with Grady and Margaret Hardison after the
Martha B. Wood
The August 15th Colorado picnic was a huge success
i spite of a very informal business meeting. The group did
ecide to hold two meetings a year, no By-Laws mentioned
nd no formal election of officers. However, I finally came
.p with a list of "volunteers".
'resident: Richard "Buckeye" Swearingen
4608 Regency Drive
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
secretary: Barbara (Geddes) Shaw
2832 S. Unita Street
Denver, CO 80302
Reservationist: Bertha Jane (B.J.) Becker Law
9200 W. Dakota Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Reporter: Donna (Dickson) Hudson
5287 Indiana Street
Goldeon, CO 80401
Jane Dickson Cox, Donna Dickson Hudson, "Buckeye
Swearingen, Alice Wier, Back Row: Ray B. Shaw.
Sincere apologies take precedence. I cannot
'presume" to explain how Norma (Evans) and Al Harr-
ngton's name was suddenly changed to Livingston in our
tory about our March get together unless it is the fact that
>ifocals and senility have hit me all at once.
SHuds d Law with ata of tropicaluit.
Donna Hudson and "BJ" Law with bateas of tropical fruit.
oranges, etc. added color and flavor to the tables laden witt
such dishes as shrimp seviche, empanadas and Dave
"Dabby" Dickson's black beans and rice. The pavillior
was decorated with pink signs depicting important direc
tions like "Cerveza", Chiva for Rio Abajo Aqui" anc
many others. The signs and lottery tickets were made b)
Jane Dickson Cox. Jane and husband, Dan had jus
returned from a tour of the British Isles in time for oui
Gladys and Roy Graham.
Joyce (Seeck) and Bill Mundell left their ranch in
Walsh, Co. to come up and Kevin Zeeck, son of Charles
and Vieta Zeeck of Texas, joined the party. Kevin is cur-
rently attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Spr-
ings. The academy was also represented by Harry Conley.
Roy and Gladys Graham took time from a busy
schedule along with son, Ric and his wife Paula. Also son
Chuck with wife, Rita and their son, Richard. Robert
and Margaret (Meigs) Malloy brought daughter Kathy
and a very good but HOT chili con queso dip. Frank and
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remembered that Dan Cox had sung at their wedding and Tuttle from Ft. Collins, and Dan and Vallorie Meeha,
that my father, Dave Dickson had engraved their silver, came from the top of Lookout Mountain in Golden
Their daughter, Linda Coleman and grand-daughter Florence McElhone drove up from Colorado Spring
Kristen joined the Wier family along with Alice's brother, while Opal Earle (Lundy) Houghton could almost havi
John Albright was looking good and seemed to enjoy
chatting with Roy and Dot (Kalar) Kennedy). I think he
was admiring Dot's hat.
The youngest member at the picnic was Brett Con-
rad, 3 month old son of Mary and Eric Conrad. Mary
Conrad is the daughter of Vern and Mavis Simon. We
sure had some proud grandparents present. Milton and
B.J. Law were proud to have daughter Cathy, her hus-
band Jim and their sons, Dirk and Lance Richey.
The Colorado group with signs and lottery tickets on display.
came Mary Stone. Mary was a math teacher on the Zone.
Arriving in a car with Colorado license plates spelling
"PANAMA" was Jose "Mike" and Donna Marii
Johnson and Robin Bock.
Robin Bock, Donna Marie Johnson and Jose "Mike'
Johnson. Note Colorado "Panama" license plate.
ly) Schmidt Tallahassee Reporter-and daughter Ruth
Anne. We have John and Ruth Anne to thank for our
photos. Other out of state guests were: Mrs. Helen
Rhodes of Orlando, visiting her son, Howard "Dusty"
Rhodes and wife, Gwyn. Otis "Ody" Ramey of Dothan,
Alabama was the guest of "Buckeye" and Betty (Farrell)
Swearingen. Helen Louise Dudak of Orlando, was the
guest of Barbara (Walbridge) Drebbing and her
Thanks go to the people who worked on this get
together. We can't forget Captain Fred Weade who
piloted the beer keg with the help of wife, Mary Jane
(Ugarte) and daughter, MaryJane. FredJr. and his wife,
Barbara and their daughter gave the Captain lots of moral
support. I'd like to thank my husband Fred, the "Jolly
German Giant" (Well, what would you call someone over
6' that still wears a crew cut?), for slaving over a hot grill
and horseshoe pit.
Eleanor Becker donated some of the Zone Reunion
mugs and glasses as door prizes, Barbara Shaw donated a
Lucho album and Gladys Graham donated a pre-
Columbian pot that they had found on one of their "digg-
ings" in Panama.
Rain and a little hail falling on the tin roof of the
pavillion did not dampen any spirits near the end of the
day. Most of the time was warm and sunny but that's
A few of us met for lunch the week after the picnic and
were pleased to have Chicki Hobbs Satriano and Barbara
Shaw's house guest, Gladys (Miller) Meade join us.
Gladys was passing through Colorado after a trip to Japan.
Photos by John Schmidt, Tallahassee, FL.
Donna Dickson Hudson
Second Annual Picnic, Kerrville, Texas.
On August 14, 1982, the Hill Country Zonians had
their 2nd. Annual Picnic. It attracted 137 people from all
areas of Texas and was a huge success. Among the guests
from other areas were: Martha Hoverson of Hawaii;
Irma Kruzick of Kirkland, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Teal of Gatun, Panama; Mr. and Mr. Jack Neal
and son. Brian of San Pedro. Calif.: Mrs. Louis Cotton
on t oept. 0o some newly-arrivea Lomans came to
San Antonio to see what the Panamaniacs Club was all
about. What ensued was pandemonium and we are still
recovering from the shock of it all.
95 in all they came from Oklahoma, New Mexico,
Ohio, Arizona, and from all over the State of Texas. There
were Alan and Marion Wilhite, newphew of the Balboa
Clubhouse Manager. Remember him? Classmates Myrtle
Swanlund Wiggs and Jeanne Flynn Stough (BHS 41)
hadn't seen each other for 41 years! Bea and Harvey
Rhyne came with Thursa and Herman Guttman. Thursa
lived with Bea in the CZ when we were kids, and many
more years in Lima, Peru. Newcomers George & Sue Cot-
ton came. George is now a rising young executive with
Western Aluminum Company but still worries about the
grass grown tall near Section I in Balboa. (He was a CZ
Police Sgt.) Sue is happy with her job at Fort Sam
Houston. George and Fina (DeLaGuardia) Patton were
there. Lucky Fina goes back to Panama almost every year.
George ran the old Gatun Tank Farm and might best be
remembered when he managed the Knights of Columbus
Restaurant in Margarita, with the 15c hamburgers and
15c Jax beer! Merry and Steve Stough were there -
Steve was a policeman in the CZ and now is wowing them
as an attorney in San Antonio. Merry's original mola
designs are selling in all 50 States. Label is
CROSSROADS watch for it. Tommy and Shirley
Marine were there, Shirley lovely in mola blouse. Mostly
we talked about our beloved Bill Bright, still living in
ternne, Uhio; Hazel ilasscock, U;orpus Uhnsti. Une day
was not enough.
We have to thank Pat (Wallace) and Howard Urick
for a happy time this day. Dr. Urick headed the Dental
Command at Ft. Gulick from 73 to 77; Pat was a nurse at
Gorgas and Cocoli from 56 to 77. Sorry to say that Dr.
Urick was in the hospital and couldn't even make the pic-
nic but he is home now and well on the road to recovery.
Betty and Ed Sebik stepped in and saved the day. Good
people these Zonians.
This Club the PANAMANIACS has been
meeting once a year for 32 years! They worked for the
Panama Canal Company, the Army and the Navy in the
CZ. One had never been to Panama but her dear departed
husband had. Another worked there only one year and we
are still talking about it. We have often wondered -?
When will the Panama Canal Society end, since there is no
more Canal Zone? Now we know NEVER proud of
our Fathers and Grandfathers and proud of what we did
Steve Stough was elected new President and we can
hardly wait for next year's picnic. All are welcome.
Ex-Zonians in the Ocala, Florida area hold two "pot-
luck" Picnics a year.
Picnics are held the first Tuesday in the months of
April and October. The site is the Lake Waldena Camp
Grounds 12 miles East of Ocala off State Road 40-E.
Ex-Zonians wander in from Dunnellon, Leesburg,
Green Cove Springs, Orange Lake and Citrus Springs.
Anyone and everyone is welcome.
Wes "Red" Townsend
county Canal Zone Society Licnic
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County Canal Zone Society Picnic here at Kiwanis Park,
Merritt Island. Rex Beck 2as Chairman for the event this
year and reported 125 registered guests attended. We all
felt honored at having our Panama Canal Society Presi-
dent, Albert F. Pate, his wife, Dotty, Vice-President
Anna Collins and husband, Joe from St. Petersburg join
us at our picnic. All seemed to have a wonderful time
meeting old friends and renewing acquaintances. Next
Brevard County Canal Zone Society Picnic Merritt Island, FL
9-18-82 Coordinating Committee Members. Left to Right:
Margaret Klasovsky, John Klasovsky, Pearl and Walter
Brown, Mike LaCroix, Janice Scott, Helen Beck, Dorothy
Marion Rice and Art Farrell
Saturday night we had 154 in attendance. Happy
hour was spent greeting friends, with the usual buzz of the
reunion floating out over the bay. After a delicious dinner,
there were door prizes and drawings with excited winners.
Also had a prize for our "senior alumni" Ray Will,
CHS'32 and our "junior alumni, Karen Coffey, BHS'82.
On the dance floor, Robert and Rosa Dill didn't miss a
dance. Landy Cruz Donahue was in a beautiful montuna
made by her aunt, and the rest of the gang went dancing to
those Panamanian cowbells. Everyone was trying to catch
up on news of friends and a good time was had by all.
over, Jim Lundy and Lee Kelso.
Attendance at the West Coast Canal Zone Reunion
September 10-11-12, 1982.
John &Jane (Trimble) Alley Robert & Rosa Dill
Margaret (Briscoe) Abele Reg & Wendy Deck
Tom & Layne (Taylor) Ashton Muriel Israel Dorfnan
Don & Gladys (Wertz) Brayton Inez Evans
Norma Nall Burdick Jane Ellis
Lynn Nall Beiber
Bill Bailey Maurice Fitzgerald
Paul Baarstad Art Farrell
Ed & Maria Browder Lanky Flores
Gene & Christina Burch Bill Fusselman
Harlan Crouch Irwin Frank
James & Eleanor Cross Frank Finlason
Alice Christensen Luis & Ramona Finlason
Francis & Joan Conover Erma Forbes
Gene & Kathy Caldwell John & Beverly (Neville) Fawcett
Jane Callahan John & Shirley Finlayson
Karen Coffey Joe Grills
Esther Condry Ruthanne (Himes) Greenwood
Sandra Campbell Nancy Guthridge
Art & Dorothy Cotton Clem Genis
Fern (Horine) Dabill Ethel Hearn
Stella (Boggs) DeMarr Wally & Mary Hammond
Sugar DiRoma David & Thelma Hollowell
Bill & Landy (Cruz) Donahue Eleanor Hoverter
Bill & Dot Hoverter Melvin Rutledge
Conrad & Norma Horine Tom & Marion Rice
Robert Himes Lillian Ryan
William Hollowell Grace (Thomas) Ruggles
Carlton & Shirleyanne Horine John & Rose Rice
John Hawthorne Rocky & Reta Ridge
Carolina Hilzinger Andrew & Olivia Rodriquez
Dorothy Wirtz Houx Gina Ridge
Dorothy Hayward Olga Reyes
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Jones Thelma Reppe
Paul & Rose Jones Woody Spradlin
Jane Journey Lloyd & Margaret Spradlin
Ellen (Greenleaf) Johnson Ed & Joanne Sullivan
Margaret Knapp Kenneth & Celine Stone
Leo Krziza C. Joseph Spencer
Norine Kaufer Melson & Dee (Christensen)
Lee &Jean Kelso Shipley
Mike & Sandy Koncir Artie Smernes
Gene Koncir Vern & Catsy (Taylor) Schafer
Jane Wooden Konecnik Hedvig Seedborg
Pat (Leach) Koenig Norman Slade
Bunny (Bernice Israel) Karlow Roger & Kay (Davis) Schofield
Louise (Evarts) Sowa
Linda Layman Bill & Sissie (Roe) S reuer
Royce & Sue Lewis Neil & Tannis Satterwhite
Frank Leves Billy Satterwhite
Jim Lundy Larry Schoenleber
Keith Larson James & Katherine Trimble
Senia Lagassie Hampton & Claire Tedder
Don Lohse Hampton Tedder, Jr.
Julie M i Ton Tettenburn
Dick & Tookie (Christian) Morriss Wilso & Anna Tobey
Jan & Maritza Mirrop Jack &Lee Taylor
Nancy Ridge McCullough Dale & Shirley (Keepers) Taylo
Nancy Ridge McCullough
Ida McDade Louise (Cito) Towery
Richard McKeown Dolores Towery
Mary Ethel (Evans) Martin Cynthia (Evarts) Totty
Bill Monsanto J. R. Tawes
Anna White Tuthill
George & Winifred Muller
Russ Marr Ken & Kathy Underwood
Jim & Georgianne Mau
Tom Mitchell Carol Vallance
Dorothy Cotton Manthorne Edmundo Valentin
Harold & Adrienne (Muller) Neuhaus Warren &Evelyn Wood
Warren & Evelyn Wood
Art & Ora O'Leary Pam (Leeser) Widdicke
Charles & Ann (Trimble) Parks James Will
Robert Provost Irene & Ray Will
Sue Taylor Pitney Linda Woodruff Weir
Milton & Chubby Wright
Bill & Catherine Quinn P. A. & Dolly White
Jennifer Quinn Malcolm & Fay Wheeler
On Sunday at the Luncheon, we had 109 members
and friends. The presentation of the colors by the U.S.
Marine Guard of Honor was a very moving moment. After
lunch, Conrad Horine introduced guests and welcomed
the new Mrs. Rosa Dill to our midst. We then had our lot-
tery and door prizes. The Lottery was won by Norma Nail
Burdick, Tom Ashton, Rocky Ridge and Carlton
Horine. The door prizes were won by Lynn Nail Bieber,
Sugar DiRoma, Wally Hammond, Rocky Ridge, Ethel
Hearn, Irwin Frank, Anna White Tuthill and Rosa
Dill. Next was a film showing with commentary, sent to us
by the Panama Canal Commission depicting what it is like
now in the Zone. Seeing the Admin Hill in shades of brown
without a blade of grass was unbelievable! Whatever the
changes, the Canal Zone is an integral part of all of us -
Ken Underwood, Frank Leves, Edmundo Valentin and Tom
Ashton (Layne Taylor Ashton seated).
Paul Jones, Bill Hollowell and Rose Jones.
They are all talking about
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Insurance premiums for
federal workers to rise 24 %
WASHINGTON Health insurance premiums for
federal workers and retirees will go up an average of 24
percent next year, or almost a dollar a day for the typical
employee, the government has announced.
While costs of a few plans will actually fall, most will
be up sharply, the Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) said Tuesday. For example, employees who now
pay about $1,400 in premiums for the most popular plan,
the high-option family coverage offered by Blue Cross-Blue
Shield, will pay about $1,740 beginning in January.
The Federal Employees Health Benefits program is
the nation's largest "company" health plan. The 100-plus
carriers in the program offer a variety of plans covering
9.2-million workers, retirees and their families more
than 750,000 of them in the metropolitan Washington
OPM said the government's share of health premiums
will also go up about 24 percent, to $3. 1-billion, because of
the "continued sharp rise in medical costs this year."
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES OCT. 7
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struction Management Branch 19 years 5 months 17 days
gation Division Reemployed Annuitant
:house Division 39 years 2 months 16 days
.s Division 30 years 11 months 11 days
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Discounts Available to Senior Citizens
A growing trend toward all sorts of discounts for
senior citizens, mostly through the travel industry is
becoming more evident. The qualifying age is also dropp-
ing to age 55 as the starting point for lower prices. Some
Sheraton Hotels and Inns offer a 25% discount on
all but the lower-price rooms to members of AARP, also to
members 65 years of age whether member or not.
Holiday Inns offer a 10% discount at most of their
hotels and motels to members of AARP, the National
Council of Senior Citizens and the National Association of
Howard Johnson's, La Quinta Inns, Quality Inns,
Ramada Inns, Rodeway Inns, Scottish Inns and Trave-
Lodge give a discount usually 10% to members of
organizations for the elderly with which they have
Days Inns offer discounts of 10% on lodgings,
meals and gift-shop purchases to members of the
September Days Club.
Sambo's restaurants give price reductions of 10%
on breakfast and lunch and 20% on dinner to customers 60
Avis, Hertz and National offer 5 to 10% discounts
on daily rental fees for unlimited-mileage use to members
of organizations with which they have agreements. In a few
states, Hertz will offer up to 40% discount, where time and
mileage rates are still in effect.
The National Park Service gives a free Golden
Eagle passport to visitors 62 and over, entitling them to free
admission to national parks and historic sites and up to
50% discount on federal fees for camping, boat launching
Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. offer a reduced rate
on general admission ($3 less) to people over 60 on Thurs-
day and Fridays.
Walt Disney World in Buena Vista, Fla. offers a
discount of $3.25 to the admission price to people 55 and
over but it applies to Florida residents only.
The Seaquarium in Miami charges a reduced entry
fee of $5.95 instead of $7 to persons 55 or over.
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township,
NJ. has a reduced rate of $8.50 instead of $14.95 for a
combination ticket to the amusement park and it's adjacent
drive-through animal preserve; $7.50 instead of $13.50 for
the amusement park alone for visitors 62 or over.
Amtrak trims 25% off round trip fares for
passengers 65 and over, except during certain holiday
Greyhound and Trailways offers a 10% discount on
bus fares to those 65 and older.
Dark Continent, Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fla. will
get a special discount coupon entitling them to pay $3.50
From the "S
District Court Building
turned over to R.P.
According to Woodrow De Castro, a prominent
Panama City attorney, Panama's Maritime Court will be
located in the former U.S. District Court Building in An-
In a ceremony at the historic, 66-year-old building at
noon on Wednesday, July 14, Panama Canal Commission
Administrator D. P. McAuliffe handed the courthouse
keys to Gonzalo Rodriguez Marquez, Chief Justice of
Panama's Supreme Court. Also at the ceremony were
U.S. Ambassador to Panama Ambler H. Moss, Jr.; Com-
mission Deputy Administrator Fernando Manfredo, Jr.;
Jose Angel Noriega, President of the Maritime Law
Association; Hernan Delgado, President of the Panama
Bar Association; and Mr. De Castro, Roy Phillips, and
other representatives of the Panama legal community.
Old Mules made "like new"
After approximately 18 years of service, the Canal
"mule" is undergoing a total rehabilitation which will put
it in like-new condition. The locomotive will be improved
through design changes that have come about since it was
manufactured in the early 1960's, making it more Canal
efficient than when it was built.
According to Carlos A. Alvarado, Locks Division
Engineering and Planning Section Chief, number 47 is the
sixth Canal mule to undergo such rehabilitation. By
rebuilding it rather than replacing it, the Panama Canal
Commission is saving approximately two-thirds of the over
$1 million cost of a new locomotive.
less for admission during Senior Safari Days, September 1
through March 27, 1983, and are available throughout
Florida at select senior's organizations, chamber of com-
merce, mobile home parks and at Busch Gardens offices in
Tampa, Orlando and Miami.
To take maximum advantage of the discounts offered
to older travelers, it is wise to join at least one specialized
organization and carry a guidebook that lists
establishments giving discounts. Such as:
American Association of Retired Persons, 1909 K
Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20049. Dues: $5.00/year,
National Council of Retired Citizens, 1511 K Street
NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Dues: $6.00/year, with
magazine. Has Group Travel Program.
September Days Club, 2751 Buford Highway, NE,
Atlanta, GA 30324. Dues: $10.00/year. Quarterly
magazine devoted to travel.
National Association of Mature People, P.O. Box
26792, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73126. Dues: $5.00/year,
with magazine every 2 months with Group Travel Pro-
The program also gives the Commission an oppor-
tunity to study the locomotives and define the best method
for keeping them in top working condition.
Under the guidance of Hector Escoffery, Acting In-
dustrial Engineer, several teams are hard at work on the
bare frame and exposed systems of number 47. A team
under Mechanical Supervisor Edward Colvin and Leader
Marcelino Gordon is checking the motor and breaking
systems while another team, under Acting Electrical Super-
visor David McConaughey and Leader Guillermo Angulo,
checks all electrical systems.
Once the frame is cleaned, rewired, and repiped, it
will receive a fresh coat of paint. New or reconditioned
components, such as motors, compressors, windlasses, and
traction units, will be installed, and number 47 will be
ready to "hit the track." Those components replaced will
then undergo a rehabilitation of their own, for use during
future locomotive rehabilitations.
With the delivery of three new mules on July 3, the
total of 75 locomotives are now available to provide greater
maintenance and operational flexibility.
New apron to protect
Several bulldozers, backhoes, and cranes were isolated
for several days recently on an island of their own making
at the downstream side of the Miraflores Spillway. Tem-
porarily stranded in mid-stream, the equipment was being
used to move an earthen cofferdam, or temporary dike,
from one side of the spillway discharge channel to the
other, marking the completion of the first stage of a project
that will eliminate erosion in the stilling basin and will
safeguard the stability of this vital spillway.
,e cofferdam, built in 1980, allowed Possession and transportat:
water away from the discharge points of wild animals and birds crn
eartn is now temg moved to DiocK on tne tan water at gates
four through eight, where the apron will be extended to the
full 430-foot width of the stilling basin.
The Miraflores Spillway consists of a damm built on
sandstone and siltstone, approach walls connecting the dam
to the east well of Miraflores Locks and to the side hill, and
the discharge channel. The eight metal gates, each 45 feet
wide, are mounted on the crest of the dam.
Vital to the operation of the Canal, the spillway pro-
vides an escape for excess water in Miraflores Lake. Thus
far in the Canal's history, this excess has been nominal,
resulting from the flow of tributaries feeding into the lake
and from the discharge at Pedro Miguel Locks. However,
in the event of an accident, the spillway is also designed to
dispose of the large amount of water that could flow into
Miraflores Lake from the higher level of Gatun Lake. Con-
sequently, only one-fourth of the spillway's hydraulic
capacity of 100,000 cubic feet per second has ever been
Newest mule put into service
The last of ten towing locomotives recently purchased
from the Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan was officially put into
service last Wednesday during a brief ceremony at the
Gatun Locks, bringing the total number of Panama Canal
"mules" to 75.
The additional locomotives will give the Panama
Canal Commission more flexibility in performing normal
lockage operations and routine maintenance and rehabili-
tation on existing locomotives. They are also indicative of
the organization's dedication to provide increasingly effi-
cient transit service.
For the past 20 years, a number of units within the
Canal organization have been coordinating their efforts in
the locomotive procurement program. Working with the
Marine Bureau on the project were members of the
Storehouse Division, who handled the procurement and
contracting, and of the Engineering and Construction
Bureau, who did the inspecting. Those most closely involv-
ed with the operation and maintenance of the locomotives
- the machinists, electricians, locomotive operators, and
engineers also contributed a number of ingenious ideas
to further improve the efficiency of the locomotives.
Carlos Alvarado, Acting Chief of the Locks Division,
opened the informal ceremony by congratulating Senzo
lohara, Mitsubishi General Manager in Panama, and His
Excellency Riozo Mogi, Japanese Ambassador to Panama,
for the "technology and excellent workmanship" of the
new locomotives. The quality of the finished products and
the teamwork shown among different Commission units
were what made "the dream of yesterday, the reality of to-
day," Mr. Alvarado said.
Panama Canal Commission Administrator D. P.
McAuliffe remarked that, together with the recent arrival
of four new tugs, the ten new locomotives are "visible
evidence of our efforts to increase the capability of the
Panama Canal." These additions will help the Canal
organization remain competitive in meeting the demands
of the world shinping industry, he went on to say.
I ne KepuDlic ot ranama recognizes ana supports me
recommendations of the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Panama has passed several laws prohibiting the sale or cap-
tivity of native animals without a permit. These laws apply
to all types of animals, including birds, reptiles, and exotic
species such as Panama's Golden Frog.
In an effort to protect Panama's wildlife even further
and to prevent the gradual extinction of many native
species, the Bureau of Renewable National Resources
(RENARE) required the registration of all wild animals
kept as pets by May 1, 1980. No additional registrations
have been issued since that time, nor are any expected to be
granted in the future. Previously registered pets can be
transferred to a new owner by visiting the Parque
Soberania (formerly Summit Gardens).
An owner of a wild animal from another country must
obtain an exit permit granted by an official of the country
of origin and a health certificate used by a veterinarian of
that same country before the animal can enter Panama.
Likewise, an owner of a wild animal who plans to take
the pet to another country should be aware of that
country's import restrictions. The United States, for exam-
ple, prohibits the importation of pet monkeys, turtles of
certain sizes, and a number of other animals.
U.S. laws also prohibit the importation of certain
types of birds, such as songbirds and migratory birds, and
require that special procedures be followed when importing
other birds. To export a bird from the Republic of Panama
into the United States, the owner or an agent of the owner
is required to make a reservation at a Pet Bird Quarantine
Station in the United States. He or she must then obtain
the proper health certificate and export permits locally.
This can be done at the Corozal or Mindi veterinary
clinics, the RENARE office in the former Paraiso Junior-
Senior High School, and at Panama's Ministry of
Atrrinlltural and Tivestnck Develonment office All thirds
ummeulately, states tnaI employees ana meir uepenuents
are expected to abide by applicable laws, rules and regula-
tions, and accepted standards of decorum. Failure to do so
may result in administrative sanctions such as the loss of
purchasing privileges. Commission housing benefits, or ac-
cess rights to military facilities and installations.
Cases involving the alleged abuse of purchase or im-
portation privileges or other misconduct will be in-
vestigated by Commission officials, and the employee or
dependent involved will be given the opportunity to submit
evidence in his or her favor.
When the relevant facts have been assembled the case
file will be forwarded to the Administrative Assistant to the
Administrator, who will determine what sanctions should
be imposed against the employee or dependent concerned.
Appeals may be submitted in writing to the Director, Of-
fice of Executive Administration, within 10 days after the
decision is issued.
Anniversary Message from
Sunday will be the 68th anniversary of the inaugura-
tion of the Panama Canal. As we commemorate that
historic milestone, we cannot help but admire the vi-
sionaries who conceived the interoceanic waterway and the
workers who made their visions a reality.
Since 1914, the world has experienced profound
technological changes. And yet, the Panama Canal still
provides the international maritime community with a
dependable and economical means by which to bridge the
distance between one point on the globe and another. What
is equally important, is that it has helped to bring the peo-
ple of the world closer together.
It is fitting to acknowledge the contributions made
everyday by the Panama Canal Commission employees
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Cuts made in "the Cut" will
Everyone who drives a car realizes the importance of
having a clear view of the road ahead and, in this respect,
navigation through the Canal is no different. This is one
reason why vessels must make their way through the nar-
row, winding confines of the Gaillard Cut at a cautions
To extend the visibility and increase the safety of
navigation in the cut, two hills on opposite banks of Empire
Reach are being excavated down to 40 feet above the water
level. The project involves the removal of some 700,000
cubic yards of rock material at La Pita Hill, and another
620,000 cubic yards at Lirio Hill. The two hills lie approx-
imately 2,500 feet apart on opposite ends of an "S"-shaped
curve in the Canal, with La Pita on the East Bank closer to
Gamboa and Lirio on the West Bank closer to Paraiso. The
project is expected to extend visibility an estimated 1,000
feet at La Pita and about 1.400 feet at Lirio.
George Berman, chief of the Engineering Division's
Geotechnical Section, designed the plans for the project.
He claims that it was facilitated by both the availability of a
wealth of data already collected by his section in connection
with the landslide control program, and by the capability of
local contractors to excavate large quantities of earth at
relatively little expense. Mr. Berman also pointed out that,
should the commission ever decide to widen the Canal in
this area, the fact that these hills have already been lowered
to a level of 40 feet will make the job a lot easier.
Atlas serves on Canal for half century
by Rita Kohn Tsigas
After almost 50 years of use, the craneboat Atlas con-
tinues to serve the Panama Canal. Measuring 186 feet in
length with a 41-foot beam and a 16-foot draft, the Atlas is
the Canal's only locally constructed craneboat. It was
designed and built by the Mechanical Division in 1934 for
the handling of heavy loads, salvaging operations, and the
transportation of sand. It was the successor to Alex La
Valley, craneboat that hed been built in Scotland in 1887
and had served the first French canal company.
After almost fifty years of continuous use and still going strong, the
craneboat Atlas is seen handling the lifting and transportation of a
reassigned locomotive from Gatun to Pedro Miguel Locks. (Photo by
When constructed, the Atlas boasted two
400-horsepower engines and two electrical deck cranes.
The craneboat was repowered in 1967 with 750-horse-
power Caterpillar engines. In 1978, the electrical deck
cranes were removed and replaced with a single self-
powered deck crane. While these improvements might sug-
gest major structural changes, according to the Atlas' chief
salvage engineer, Frank Wruck, approximately 75 percent
of the craneboat's original equipment is still operative.
Until the mid-1970's the Atlas also served as a rescue
vessel, towing disabled ships and recovering crashed
airplanes and helicopters. In 1972 it participated in the
raising and transnorting of the Sian YunP to the Pacific
where the vesel was scuttled. On routine lighthouse
maintenance missions the vessel has rescued shipwrecked
seamen up to 400 miles into the Caribbean and has per-
formed rescue expeditions as far south as Chile.
During a 2-week period in 1975 on routine main-
tenance trips, the Atlas had the opportunity to save a
seriously ill Colombian soldier stranded at Serrano Bank
and to locate two marooned fishermen from the sunken
U.S. flag ship Miss Cassie.
With a regular crew of about 16 members, day-to-day
responsibilities of the Atlas now include the transport of
locks locomotives and locks equipment, the relocation of
equipment to and from Mount Hope during locks
overhauls, and assistance in the maintenance at channel
markers and mooring buoys. Recently the Atlas set out to
transport rigging buoys to Gatun for use as navigational
aids. To accomplish this task, massive cement blocks, each
weighing in excess of 5 tons, had to be lifted from an aban-
doned sand barge in Gamboa, brought into the craneboat's
hold, and later strategically placed in Gatun. While this job
appears enormous in scope, it is well within the range of the
Atlas' abilities. Although only rated with a capacity of 75
tons, the craneboat has in actuality carried up to 300 tons
Capt. Clarence H. Teller, who has skippered the
vessel since 1974, considers it unique. "While new boats
possess more power," he states, "the Atlas has one great
advantage it has sufficient living accommodations for
extended trips to sea, thereby allowing it to participate in
important missions hundreds of miles away." When asked
to sum up the Atlas' contribution to the Panama Canal,
Captain Teller proudly responded, "The Atlas is as struc-
turally sound today as the day it was built. It will continue,
as it has in the past, to be a reliable aid in the operation and
maintenance of the Canal."
Vice President applauds
PCC housing turn over
To communicate his pleasure over the condition of
168 Atlantic side housing units that were transferred to
Panama last week, Vice President Jorge Illueca has written
the following comments to Panama Canal Commission
Administrator D. P. Mculiffe:
"I would like to take this opportunity to publicly com-
mend the Panama Canal Commission for the excellent
state of repair and maintenance we observed in the units
transferred, which evidences the high level of commitment
and efficiency with which the Canal administration fulfills
its important responsibilities."
The transfer of the housing units, which took place in
a public ceremony in Coco Solo, marks another milestone
in the implementation of the 1977 Panama Canal Treaties.
It brings to 1,252 the total number of units transferred by
the Commission in accordance with treaty provisions.
The government of Panama has decided to make the
housing available for rental, and six of the new tenants
were presented keys to their residences by presiding of-
ficials Dr. Illueca, Mr. Blake, the Administrator, Deputy
Administrator Fernando Manfredo, Jr., Panama Canal
Commission Board Member Tomas Paredes, and
Cristobal National Assembly Representative Telma
Bar clears way for more anchorage space
An updated version of an old method is being used tc
expedite completion of Phase Two of the Gatun Lake An-
chorage expansion project. Under the direction of the
Engineering Division's Civil Branch, the project is a joint
effort involving several commission units. Among those
playing active roles are the Engineering Division's Surveys
Branch, the Dredging Division, and the Industrial Divi-
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be cleared of obstacles down to a depth of 45 feet. Until
divers down to attach dynamite to trees. After these
Diagobstacles were blasted out, a Surveys BAnchoragench reas.w targeted
anything the project iwas completemissed, and the divers would prepare for
the blasting all over again.
Lately, a new twist of an old idea has resulted in a
quicker, cheaper, and more thorough method of clearing
chorage will have increased in size by approximately 50
percent. To create an anchorage such as this, the area must
be cleared of obstacles down tohe water at a depth of 45 feet. Until
recently, thibar knocks was done by sending Industrial Division
divers down to attach dynamite to trees. After these
obstacles were blasted out, a Surveys Branch crew targeted
anything that was missed, and the divers would prepare for
the blasting all over again.
Lately, a new twist of an old idea has resulted in a
quicker, cheaper, and more thorough method of clearing
the area. Pushed by a tug, a heavily-weighted dump barge
is now being used to pull an old dredge spud (a 70-foot,
35-ton bar of metal) through the water at a depth of 45 feet.
the bar knocks over or breaks off nearly everything in its
path. Surveyors have found that far fewer obstacles are left
behind when this method is used.
It is believed that a similar dragging method was used
years ago to clear some of the so-called "Banana
Channels," which run between some of the small islands at
the north end of Gatun Lake.
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VNew method for clearing obstacles for more anchorage space. Thi
dump barge, pulling an old dredge spud ( a 70foot, 35 ton bar oJ
metal) is being pushed by a tug. The bar knocks over or breaks ofj
nearly everything in its path.
By systematically combing the Gatun Lake Anchor-
age expansion area, the spud was able to perform the initial
clearing in four days about one-tenth the time it woulc
have taken to clear half the area using divers.
uLanai again on ner way nome.
Meter violations and speed
Traffic regulations throughout the Republic of
Panama are established by the Panamanian legislature and
enforced by the National Guard. Parking regulations are
established by the municipalities.
During the treaty transition period, some leeway was
granted to drivers in the Canal area in cases involving un-
familiar laws or questions of jurisdiction. Under the single
jurisdiction of the Panama National Guard, traffic cases
are now handled uniformly throughout the country.
Beginning immediately, all automobiles parked at
meters, including those meters installed during the treaty
transition period in Cristobal, will be ticketed if the meter
fails to indicate that the required parking fee has been paid.
Drivers are also reminded that under Panamanian
law, the speed limit for private automobiles and motor-
cycles is 80 kilometers per hour (the equivalent of 50 mph)
on the highways and 30 kilometers per hour (the equivalent
of 19 mph) in cities and townsites, unless otherwise posted.
The limit drops by one-half at intersections. Speed limits
are posted in kilometers per hour, except when specifically
indicated to be miles per hour.
Rental vehicles are governed by different regulations,
and drivers should ascertain the correct speed limits at the
time of rental.
Subsidized personal cargo
Employees who plan to ship personal cargo aboard
Military Sealift CommanAd vessels on a space-available
basis should be aware of a recent ruling of the Comptroller
General which may affect their plans.
Prior to the entry into force of the Panama Canal
Treaty of 1977, employees were permitted to ship personal
cargo aboard the Panama Canal company ship, the SS
Cristobal, at a subsidized rate. This practice was continued
until the Cristobal was decommissioned in October 1981,
based on the theory that transportation and repatriation
benefits were not to be affected by the treaty's entry into
Once shipment could no longer be made on a Com-
mission vessel, however, a doubt arose as to whether the
Commission could continue to subsidize this kind of per-
missive shipment. Guidance was sought from the Comp-
troller General, who recently ruled that this type of benefit
was in the nature of a privilege, not an entitlement, and so
was not one of the repatriation and travel benefits protected
by the Treaty and Public Law 96-70.
This means that the Commission cannot properly
continue to subsidize the cost of permissive shipments of
personal cargo, nor can it reimburse those who incurred
unexpected expense when the Cristobal was decommis-
sioned. It should be emphasized, however, that this deci-
sion in no way affects employee's rights to have replace-
ment vehicles and those connected with recruitment and
repatriation shipped at Government expense. Such ship-
ments are authorized by Federal statute and are available
to Commission employees.
Industria Metalurgica delivers
6 Canal buoys
A local manufacturer delivered 36 tons of merchan-
dise to the Panama Canal Commission last week.
Industria Metalurgica de Panama, S.A., the winner
of a March 1982 contract to fabricate 12 navigational buyos
fnr the C(anal rleliveredr the firqt civ hiinvc nn Sentnmhpr 14
to the Dredging Division pier at Diablo. The delivery was
made on schedule with the price tag of $15,140 per buoy
Delivery of the remaining six buoys is expected within the
next 3 weeks.
This is the second time that buoys meeting U.S. Coasi
Guard specifications have been procured locally by the
Commission. Last year, the same firm manufactured three
whistle buoys meeting the same high standards.
The craneboat Atlas loaded each of the 6-ton buoy.
from the pier into her cargo hold and transported them tc
Gamboa where they will be outfitted for service at the
Canal's Pacific entrance.
Vince and Dottie Ridge despedida
Plan now to roast, toast, laugh, and perhaps shed
tear or two with Vince and Dottie Ridge at a despedida be
ing held in their honor at the Margarita Elks Lodge No
1542 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 23.
Most folks agree that the Atlantic side will seen
mighty different without Vince's voice booming out over z
loud speaker at a sports event and without Dottie's cheerful
face on the scene. The Ridges will depart the Isthmus
sometime in November.
A buffet supper and disco music for dancing will be in-
cluded in the evening's entertainment.
BHS and CHS Class of '57 reunion
At that time the Christensen was resting on its spud
(6-foot-square, 103-foot-long, steel legs that dig into th
Canal bed and support the dredge while it is in operation)
Mr. Fearon immediately raised the spuds to lessen the im
pact if the transiting vessel struck the dredge. As he rani
the general alarm, Mr. Fearon raised the dredge bucket of
the bottom of the Canal. The dorital struck the dredge an<
pushed her and the dump scow moored to her side approx
imately 230 feet down the channel. After the initial impac
with the dredge, the Dorital advanced alongside thi
Christensen and struck the stern of the scow, breaking it loosi
from its moorings. The scow was then pushed down thi
Canal in front of the Dorital. Mr. Fearon very alertly swunm
the bucket around and dropped it into the scow. He there
used the bucket to pull the scow out of the Dorital's path an(
hold it alongside the Christensen.
Had the spuds not been raised before the vessel strucl
the dredge, the dredge would have been rammed and
possibly, could have sunk. Additionally, serious injuries o:
deaths could have occurred and the Dorital would have beer
damaged more severely than she was. Mr. Fearon's quid
actions in catching the scow with the bucket made it easier
for the dorital to recover. Furthermore, that action insure
that no other vessel would be endangered by the scow drif
ting into the channel.
On September 8, Mr. Fearon's extraordinary)
presence of mind and expertise were recognized by z
Special Act Award accompanied by a $3,000 check as i
bonus. The award was presented by the Engineering anc
Construction Director Col. J.J. Plunkett during z
ceremony at the Dredging Division.
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from both schools are especially welcome. Monday, October 11, four trains will
e $15 per person and include the cost of din- the schedule.
Id music for dancing. Train No. 7, which leaves Colon
charge of ticket sales were Ken Morris, arrives in Panama at 1:20 p.m. on M
ri. Mary Coffev. Nisa Pasamante, Eric day, and Train No. 8, which leaves Pa
Alert dredge operator averts
serious Canal mishap
On April 25, 1982, what could have resulted in
catastrophe, worthy of news coverage worldwide, wa
averted by prompt action taken by Panama Canal Corn
mission dredge operator Robert F. Fearon, Jr.
At approximately 10 p.m., the MV Dorital veered ol
its course in Bas Obispo Reach during a transit of th
Panama Canal and collided with the dredge U.S
Christensen. Mr. Fearon was the operator-in-charge of th.
dredge at the time of this collision and, through his quid
and effective actions, he turned what could have been
major vessel accident into a minor incident.
Just prior to the collision, Mr. Fearon was preparing!
to move the dredge ahead. When he checked into the nortl
to see if any ships were approaching, he noticed the Dorite
approximately 1,000 feet behind the dredge. Before mak
ing the advancement, he once again checked the location o
the approaching vessel and noticed that she had change(
direction and was heading toward the dredge.
The canceled weekend trains are No. 27, which leave;
Colon at 9 p.m. and arrives in Panama at 10:25, and No
28, which leaves Panama at 10:50 p.m. and arrives in Col
on at 12:15 a.m.
Corco succeeds Luke
as Chief Accountant
With the retirement of Chief Accountant Donald M
Luke on October 29, the Panama Canal will lose ai
employee with the expertise developed over almost 42 year
of service. Mr. Luke's career with the Canal organization
which began in April 1941, encompassed the World War I
years and two major Canal reorganizations.
Succeeding Mr. Luke as Chief Accountant will be
Jose E: Corco, who began his Canal service in 1950 an(
has been Assistant Chief Accountant since 1978. Mr. Cor
co's promotion will become effective on October 31.
Mr. Luke's Canal career began during a visit to th<
Canal Zone in the spring of 1941, when he was hired as
temporary junior accounting clerk in the Comptroller's Of
fice. A year later he was promoted to accountant, and since
t time he has advanced steadily to positions of increasing
ponsibility in the Accounting Division.
Early in his career, Mr. Luke was intimately involved
the reorganization of the Panama Railroad Company
I Panama Canal agency into the Panama Canal Com-
iy/Canal Zone Government. This involved considerable
structuring, including a conversion from a manual to an
omated accounting system.
Serving as Chief Accountant since 1978, Mr. Luke
yed a key role in a second conversion that reflected new
uirements and significant changes brought about by the
nama Canal Treaty of 1977. The treaty and related
elements required the Panama Canal Commission to
intain both appropriated fund records and an accrual
counting system. The far-reaching effects of this conver-
i were felt throughout the organization.
Mr. Corco began his U.S. Government service in
A4 as a member of the Army Air Force, serving until
r6. Enlisting immediately after high school graduation,
spent his tour of duty in Panama, ending his 2 years of
.vice as a staff sergeant at Quarry Heights.
Mr. Corco joined the Canal organization in
vember 1950 as an accounting trainee. Through the
rs he has advanced successfully through positions in the
items Division, Plant Accounting Branch, and General
dit Division. In the mid-1960's, he participated in a
nificant Canal tolls study conducted by the
mptroller's Office, now known as the Office of Financial
restoration project turns back the clock
Fort San Lorenzo
Perched high on a clifftop, Castillo San Lorenzo el
!al de Chagres watches over the mouth of the Chagres
ver as it has for over 400 years. Known to most of us as
rt San Lorenzo, it marks the Atlantic end of the old Las
uces Trail, which was used for commercial and
ssenger traffic over the Isthmus until the Panama
Lilroad was completed in 1855.
The fort being restored is actually the third fort built
this site. Little remains of the first two. The first fort,
stroyed by the famous pirates of Henry Morgan, was
ilt against the face of the cliff, with eight cannons on a
ge platform near water level and a tall tower going up to
e top of the cliff. Parts of the tower are still found against
e cliftop and, if you know just where to look, you can see
nains of the platform and cannons at the base of the cliff.
I that remains of the second fort is its foundation, bare
:k at the point of the peninsula-shaped cliffs. The third
-t, built in 1779, is the one being restored.
Fort San Lorenzo has been designated as a World
storical Site by the United Nations Educational, Scien-
.c, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Committee of
orld Patrimony. Funding for the restoration project was
trained partly from that committee, from the Panama-
m government, from a branch of the World Bank, and
im private donations from the Free Zone.
Assistance for the project has also been provided by
jardia Nacional from the Colon municipal offices, who
;aned up the fort area before the restoration work began.
ie United States Army provided support in the form of
its which were used until on-site worksheds could be
ilt. In addition, Army Forces Command historian
Robert H. Sprague has provided aid with research and
Architect Sebastian Paniza is in charge of the restora-
tion effort. Juan Manuel Zapatero, a renowned expert on
historical engineering and the restoration of ancient for-
tifications, has also provided personal consultation for this
project. In addition, many specialized Panamanian techni-
cians are involved.
For Mr. Paniza, who has been awarded a silver medal
by the Association of Friends of Spanish Castles, the
restoration is obviously a labor of love. As he describes the
fort and its history, he sparkles with enthusiasm.
Richardson Selee dies at age 82
son Selee, 82,
died after a brief
illness at Mal-
colm Grow Hos-
pital at Andrews
Air Force Base in
D.C. on August
26, 1982. A resi-
dent of Panama
for over 20 years,
he first came to
Panama in 1928
as a second lieu- i
tenant in the US
WWII Colonel t
Selee was in
charge of con-
struction of a por- Col. Richardson Selee
tion of the famed
Lido Road which played a vital role in the defeat of the
Japanese on the China front. After the war he served as the
Engineer for Maintenance, the equivalent of today's
Engineering and Construction Director. He retired from
the Army in 1948 and continued his career as Assistant
Manager of the Panama Railroad and later as Civil Affairs
Director for the Canal organization. After leaving the
Canal Zone to engineer a number of major construction
projects in the United States and overseas, he returned to
Panama as General Manager of the Panama operations of
Marcona International, a post he held until his retirement
in 1976. He and his family chose to remain in Panama
He is surved by his wife, Sara Chiari de Selee of Punta
Paitilla, Panama; two daughters, Caroline James and
Judith McClure of Denver, Colo.; a son, Richardson W.
Selee of Boston, Mass.; a step-daughter, Greta Navarro
Humber of Reston, Va.; and two sisters, Mary Rosen
Lawson of Tamarac, Fla. and Jessie Selee of Long Island,
Airboats defeat old Panama Canal foe
by Barbara Miller
It has been estimated that, without unceasing control
efforts, the Panama Canal would be closed by aquatic
weeds within three to five years. Indeed, aquatic plants are
a multiple menace to the Panama Canal. When allowed to
grow unchecked, they harbor insects, choke the flow c
water, and could eventually prohibit the passage of vessels
Early in its history, the Canal organization found itself
in a "Catch 22" situation regarding efforts to control thes
plants. Weed-killing activities, conducted from boats, wer
hampered by the weeds themselves, causing control effort
to be limited to the edges of the growth areas. In 1970
when the Canal organization purchased the first of its air
boats, it was finally possible for eradication crews to extend
their operations. Three of the Canal's four airboats ar.
assigned to the Dredging Division for weed control; th.
other is used by the Sanitation and Grounds Managemen
Division for mosquito extermination.
Since the 1920's workers have been waging a never-ending battle
against the preponderance of weeds growing in Canal waters. As op-
posed to today when a wide range of techniques from the grass-eating
fish to mechanical cutting devices are employed, in that time arsenic
was the only method in weed control.
Spraying is still the best method of control, but modern airboats an
now used to more effectively disseminate herbicides. Dressed in pro-
tective gear, an employee of the Dredging Division's Aquatic Weea
and Pollution Control Section joins in the relentless battle against
weeds. A special foot pedal permits him to simultaneously steer the
craft and activate the herbicidal spray.
Unlike a typical motorboat, which is equipped witf
submerged propellers that easily become tangled in under-
water plants, an airboat is driven by air power produced b)
propellers affixed to the stern. Because these airplane-style
propellers are above the water, an airboat can glide
unimpeded among aquatic plants. The propellers run or
an airplane or automobile motor and are housed in a pro
tective cage, making the boat look like a giant floating fan.
The Panama Canal version of the airboat is laden witt
tanks and hoses for spraying weeds. Depending on th(
complexity of the job, one or two operators dressed ir
special coveralls, boots, gloves, helmets, and respirators -
apply chemicals to the plants. The operator's chairs, one ir
the bow and the other towering above it from a location
near the propeller cage, add to the boat's unusual ap
pearance. some of the boats have only one chair; these
boats are designed so that the person steering the boat car
also used a foot pedal to activate the herbicidal spray.
Local swimmers make a big splash
representing RP in Costa Rica meet
Two Canal area swimmers, Amy Green and MariE
Len-Rios, were among those who represented Panama ir
the "IV Toreno Centroamericano de Natacion Infantil )
Juvenil" (Forth Central American Yoth Swimming Tour-
nament) held recently in San Jose, Costa Rica. Team,
from Guatemala and Honduras also participated.
Both girls commented that the chilly San Jose watei
was a real eye opener for the Panama team during the first
few early morning practice sessions, but they got used to ii
- well, almost.
puwn swimmers, iviara Len-Itios, seconajrom Leji, ai
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EW past president to visit Panama
On Monday, September 27, a week of special ac-
ities begins for the Panama Chapter o Federally
iployed women, Inc. (FEW), a non-profit organization
it promotes opportunity and equality for women in
Marylouise Uhilg, former national president of FEW
I current Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection
,ency Office of Program Management in Washington,
C., will be visiting the Isthmus to present an Enrichment
aining Program at the Valent Recreation Center and to
nor the Panama FEW Chapter for having obtained the
,hest membership recruitment percentage of any
gional chapter in 1982. Ms. Uhlig is a senior level career
ecutive, serving in a category where women comprise
ly one-half of 1 percent.
The purpose of the Enrichment Training Program is to
Icate women on the organizational and interpersonal
ils that are crucial to career advancement. It is primarily
hired to managers and potential managers in government
ganizations, and participants will be selected by FEW of-
ers and Federal Women's Program (FWP) managers in
:h agency. In addition, women representatives from
namanian organizations will also participate.
3 "Cristobal" goes to new owners
- piece by piece
ry by Susan K. Stabler
le on leave this summer, Ms. Stabler interviewed representatives of Consolidated Andy,
,in Brownsville, Tex.
Just short of a year ago, on September 19, 1981, hun-
eds of Canal area residents made a final nostalgic visit to
Saying decks of the SS Cristobal. Amid the fanfare of
Fito" Mouynes' dance music in the main lounge, the
ending out of commemorative certificates from a pool-
le stateroom, walls bedecked with enlarged Graphic
anch photos of the SS Cristobal heyday, and a virtually
limited open-door policy aboard ship, visitors fondled
niliar hand railings and soaked in the shipboard sights
d smells one last time.
Much too soon, visitors were ushered ashore where
!y gathered on the pier for an official ceremony marking
- SS Cristobal's departure. James T. Bird, the former
:puty Director of the Transportation and Terminals
ireau, whose association with the ship spanned more
m 25 years, took listeners down memory lane, while
general Services Director Fred A. Cotton and Panama
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anal Commission Administrator D. P. McAuliffe spoke
e legal words officially retiring the SS Cristobal from her
2 years of faithful service to the Panama Canal.
Seemingly triggered by the final applause, the Cristobal
Ided her own two cents to the official proceedings, signal-
g with a deep blast from her banded yellow stack that it
as time for a tired lady to make her farewells. The
ngway separated from her side, fire engines spewed
scades of water across her bow, and tug and laugh
whistles pierced the air. Strong emotions were evident from
e pier into Limon Bay.
One year later, she is currently being salvaged in
rownsville, Tex., located on the Intracoastal Waterway at
e Gulf of Mexico. Consolidated Andy, Inc., a
rownsville ship dismantling facility, bid approximately
!00,000 for the SS Cristobal, claiming her in New Orleans
November of December of 1981. A Consolidated Andy,
ic., team transported her to the Port of Brownsville as a
dead tow." This process essentially involves the use of a
wboat to move a vessel no longer operable under its own
Ted Albright, who is in charge of saleable items for
onsolidated Andy, Inc., indicated that people have come
Brownsville searching for SS Cristobal trinkets. These
measures, which include anything from wooden doors with
*ass portholes, to brass firehose nozzles, to the thick glass
mdrails from the lounge area stairway, to old lamps and
e preservers, have all been available for a price.
However, Consolidated Andy, Inc., is not really in
e souvenir business and sells the smaller items only as a
deline. In the salvagaing process, no real care is evident in
e removal of the Cristobal's portholes or deck planking.
Consolidated Andy, Inc., General Manager Alan
[esh, however, intrigued by people's interest in the
ristobal, has become somewhat of a souvenir hunter
mself. He mentioned that the ship's last log was still on
)ard when the ship arrived in Brownsville. In addition to
e log, he counts among his prizes a folder of old photos
which he found in a cabin on the bridge. Of the large brass,
ock letters spelling CRISTOBAL along both sides of her
iperstructure, Mr. Mesh said they have already been con-
acted for by a maritime museum.
In July of this year the actual salvaging of the SS
ristobal's hull was begun, because for Consolidated Andy,
ic., collecting and selling scrap metal is the name of the
une. Yet, it might be some small consolation, to those
ho felt a deep affection for the Cristobal, to know that those
ho are now scrapping her are well aware that she was
The big event in Dothan this early beautiful fall was
the "Gas House Gang" Golf Tournament that was held
here on October 4th and 5th. It was great seeing so many
old friends and becoming reaquainted. (See Activities Col-
On June 22nd, Jennifer Weir, daughter of Linda
Woodruff Weir of Reseda, California arrived in Dothan to
spend six weeks with her grandparents, Elsie and Marion
(Woody) Woodruff. Also arriving at the same time for a
10-day visit was granddaughter, Lisa Hunt, daughter of
Darleen and Joe Hunt of Douglasville, GA.
On August 1st, Elsie, Woody and Jennifer drove to
Rogers, Arkansas for a short visit with Mary Lou Engelke
and her three granddaughters. After leaving Rogers, Jen-
nifer joined her father for a two week visit in In-
dependence, MO before returning to her home in Cali-
Elsie and Woody continued on to New York where
they spent several days with Elsie and John MacDowell of
Valhalla, N.Y. before going on to Caratunk, Maine for a
visit of a'week at the summer home of Gladys and Bob
Turner of Carrolton, Texas. Glady's brother and sister-in-
law, Jimmy and Ettie Salterio of Panama City, Panama
and Elsie's sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Jack Mor-
ris of Pinellas Park, Fla. were there also enjoying the
beautiful weather in Maine.
The trip south included stops in North and South
Carolina to visit relatives. They also enjoyed a short visit
and delicious lunch with Trudy and Lee Clontz at their
home in Aiken, S.C.
The final stop of this long journey was in Douglasville,
GA at the home of their daughter and family, Darleen,
Joe, Lisa, Joanne and Kelly Hunt.
Grace and Jack Morris of Pinellas Park, Fla. were the
house guests of the Woodruffs during the week of the sixth
annual Gashouse Gang Golf Tourney.
Marie McNamara (recently retired teacher from the
Canal Zone) was elected Vice-President of the Sweet
Adelines of Dothan. Congratulations, Marie.
We welcome Fred Mead to Dothan. Fred moved
from St. Petersburg, Fla. No sooner had he settled in his
apartment (maybe he was not) than he had Tommy Dee
and his wife as guests. Also visiting Fred was his son, Ron-
nie and family from Panama also were here for a visit.
Anna McGlade of Floral City, Florida was a house
guest of Beverly Kinsey. Too bad I missed you, Anna.
Maybe the next time. The McGlades and Filos were
neighbors on Boqueron St. in Los Rios for a few Years.
Anna also worked at the Balboa Police Station.
Robert Baggott (Rue) was in Ozark, Alabama
visiting with his mother, Henrietta Baggott and his sister,
Maxine Martin. Robert lives in California where he is sta-
tioned at the Presidio. He has two children. He had been
sent to Alabama for a conference.
Katie (Filo) Woods and her two boys, Chris and
Matthew were visiting in Dothan with Katie's parents,
Catherine and Eddie Filo. They all made a trip to visit
with their son, Eddie Jr., who is a journalist with the
Stuart News in Stuart, Florida. While there they received
word from their son, Mike, that Jessica Ann had arrived
two weeks early. They returned to Dothan to see their new
granddaughter and then rested for a week before pro-
ceeding to McAllen, Texas to take their daughter, Katie
and grandchildren back home. Katie and family had been
living in Williston, N.D. but her husband has now been
transferred to McAllen. While there we went into Mexico
bought a few curios. Eddie saw some of the former police
officers who are now working in Texas. Lester Wiles is
working with the narcotic border patrol and Willie
LeBlanc is a custom guard on the Mexico-Texas border.
We spent about three weeks in McAllen then came on
home and rested another week and then on to Detroit,
Michigan for a family wedding. We really enjoy traveling
around the good old U.S.A.
We welcome John Mallia and his mother, Mary
Mallia to Dothan. They have not settled as yet because
their household goods have not arrived. While they are
waiting they are living with Earl and Mary (Mallia)
Mullins. Love having you here.
Rosemary and Frank Anderson had a busy summer.
In July they flew to the British Isles. While in Ireland,
Rosemary had a sentimental visit with her Irish cousins
and a tour of her father's old homestead. They visited all
the tourist spots in Scotland, Wales and England.
After their return, their son and daughter-in-law
Shirley and Frank were up for a few days from Gainsville.
Dorothy and Ned Neville from Seminole, Florida
spent three days with the Andersons, playing golf and
bridge. It was a fun visit.
Frank won another free airline ticket so he visited
Walter and Vivian Mikulich in Sequim, Washington and
Mary and Jim Young on Camano Island.
Norman H. Pedersen Sr. of Largo, Florida was a
visitor to Dothan, Alabama to visit his sister-in-law, Ellen
S. (Johnson) Shirer and Gertrude E. (Szabo) Snyder in
Mrs. Frankie Manson from Cashmere, Washington
arrived in Dothan in September for a visit with her son,
Jim Snyder and daughter-in-law Trudy Snyder. She
came with some reservations about the area but left on the
30th of September with a most favorable outlook and in
fact is looking to return permanently sometime in the
May all of our friends have the most blessed of holi-
days and peace be with you.
Catherine W. Filo
Mary Lou Engelke's household has been joined by
her daughter-in-law, Alice Parthenais Engelke, wife of
Tom Engelke, who came from Florida to stay until the
birth of their baby, expected in mid-December. Tom is in
basic training at nearby Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Kathleen Engelke Crowell spent a few weeks in
Florida this summer visiting her brothers and sister.
Margaret Engelke Gallardo's husband Charles, and
vo sons, Brad and Todd, visited Mary Lou for a couple
eeks in August. They live in the State of Washington.
harles' parents are Carlos and Sissy Williams Gallardo.
In early August, Elsie and Woodie Woodruff of
thana, AL, visited Mary Lou en route to New York to
sit the John McDowells. Accompanying them was their
-anddaughter, Jennifer Weir.
Ralph and Marie Shuey left home in mid-September
Spend a couple months in Germany with Marie's sister.
i August, Thornton and Ruth Madden came from Ken-
icky to spend several days with the Shueys, and they all
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I to Rogers, Arkansas, to be near
I son-in-law, Peggy and Nobby Keller.
t in their newly rented triplex was accon
assistance of Nobby and Peggy and v
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:lebrated with an honest-to-goodness New England boiled
Lynn and Maude Cook were assisted in their end-of-
te-season maintenance of their extensive property by son
ud (Lynn, Jr.). Bud and his wife, Caroline, have taken
=rmanent leave of Saudi Arabia, where Bud was geologist
ir an oil company, and are currently living in El Paso,
exas. Their daughter, Phoebe, flew in for a brief visit,
ten returned to California to resume college studies.
Red and Alice Nail (and Mini, a dachshund) initiated
newly-acquired minihome by driving to Biloxi, Missis-
ppi to attend the July 31st wedding of 1st Lt. (Air Force)
inda Kapinos and Capt. (Army) Charles Puchon.
oved every minute of the visit reuniting with Linda's
parents, Andy and Verna Kapinos, who came from South
:arolina for the event, getting reacquainted with a charm-
ig, grown-up Penny (Catron) Lotterhos and her equally
kable husband, Joe Lotterhos, who drove from Jackson,
IS for the event. July was a great month for the Nails.
:rry and Pat Detamore, from Georgia with trailer,
sited for a week. And Al and Polly Zon, from California
ith camper bus, also visited for about a week. In August,
lice drove back home to Illinois to attend a high school
:union 45 years since graduation!! Amazing how the
ears have treated people. Some improvements, some
disasters. Very interesting. A bonus trip was the reunion of
group of cousins, also interesting and happy.
The Nails (and Mini) travelled again in October,
siting friends and some of Red's extensive family in
exas. Stayed a couple days in Houston with John and
lorence Terry, and the other resident member of their
Mmily, Pepper, a Carin Terrier, whom Mini adopted as a
)ecial friend. Son Don Terry and his family came from
onroe, TX, for an evening with his god-father, Red Nail.
i San Antonio, the Nails spent an evening with Loraina
Landreth) O'Neill, husband Richard, and nearly two-
ear old Christina. Loraina is the daughter of Buck and
orraine Landreth. Whoever coined the phrase "Canal
one Brats" had yet to meet Don Terry, Loraina O'Neill,
inda Puchon, Penny Lotterhos, and Lisa Graves (the
fail's daughter), and innumerable others. Aren't our kids
Dorothy and Bruce Sanders welcomed 'Mom',
rrace (Aloise), in late July for a three month visit which
irluded several cruises on Beaver Lake on board the "Las
:ruces II," celebration of Mom's ninety-second birthday
'ith the help of several Bentonville Zonians, and atten-
ance of the October C.Z. luncheon. Ten days later,
)orothy and Bruce drove Mom to Kansas City where she
nplaned for Tampa, Florida. Al and Marie Bierbaum of
bothan were whistle stop visitors in October. The visit was
lost enjoyable, but much too short.
Dolores and Bill Jarvis (and Jeff from Ft. Lauder-
ale, Florida) drove to Mt. Clemens, Michigan for a visit
*ith Lt. J. P. Jarvis and Joyce and the two children,
met and Chris, before continuing on to Milwaukee,
Visconsin for the annual family reunion. They had a
wonderful time meeting all of the uncles, aunts, and
)usins whom they had not seen for many years. They had
ich a good time they hope to make it an annual event.
The McCues, Bill and Charlotte, made the trip to
lothan, Alabama, for the golf tournament. "Quite a turn-
ut and perfect weather. Sure missed Mr. Orr and his Ba-
in stories, but Mr. Coman did a nice fill in. The only
disappointment was they didn't give out booby prizes. We
ow have, at Bella Vista, Arkansas, three championship
)urses, one executive course, and a par 3. 26,000 rounds
F golf were played on all courses during the month of
Bud and Betty Balcer took most of the month of
eptember for a trip through part of New England and
Vashington, D.C. The trip covered almost 4000 miles.
hey stopped in Ohio to visit daughter Susan Pedersen
id other relatives. Then on to Wellsboro, PA, for a two
ay visit with Boyd and Emily Terry and their daughter
inne and family. Enjoyed the 'Grand Canyon' of
ennsylvania. Saw a mama bear with three cubs, a white-
tiled deer and two wild turkeys all on the same day. Also
)usins in DC. Hadn't seen each other since 1948. The
affic in DC is really 'something else.' Stopped in
[agerstown, MD on the way to Ohio and chatted with Dr.
obert Campbell, a doctor Bud served with in the Canal
one while in the Army. On the return to Ohio, Betty's
eice had become a mother a little girl -, so spent a few
ays before returning to the Ozarks and home. This trip
as one they had planned on making for over twenty years
Herb Engelke returned from a five-day float trip on
Le Buffalo River just in time for him and Willa to attend
ie Zonians' fall luncheon in Bentonville, AR, where they
ayed with Virginia Favorite. It was a full weekend for
iem since it also included the celebration of Herb's birth-
ay at the home of his daughter Rita.
Dick and Maxine Reinhold have finally arrived in
entonville, AR, via Rio de Janeiro and Twin Cities,
linnesota, to take up residence. Their new address is: 807
.W. "A" St., Bentonville, AR, 72712.
Eldridge and Minnie Burton travelled to Ohio to
sit son Robert Crooks, wife Nikki, and three sons, Jeff,
rian. and Ben in their new home at 69 Winding Wav.
Mansfield, Ohio, 44907. another one and he and his wife, Ethel, will be living i
"Rojo" and Kathleen Huffman returned in October Bouquete where Tom will be working ships in both tk
from Commack, NY, where they attended the wedding of Atlantic and Pacific Terminals of the Trans-Panama Pipi
Kathleen's nephew, Michael Callahan, to Dorothy line that will be carrying Alaskan oil. The first shipload w;
Kalvas. Kathleen and Rojo bowled in two leagues this past on the 5th of October."
iimmer and were vic'tnrini1 in hnth lemicrn Willarrl's Tnhn and Pnlli Mrhaelae mrnved their hnimehnl
Tom and Georgette Robertson were happy to have all newly moi
young Tom home on a visit from Hawaii. don't fit the h
Luke and Frances Palumbo had a very busy, most
enjoyable summer during which daughter Judy, son Jim
and his wife Karen and daughter Angelina, and son Luke
(Teddy to his parents) all visited them. All three children
teach in Cristobal Tunior-Senior High School. DeDarture
o.1Otl 1 HI e NeauIt, IvJL.
Carl and Helen Newhard travelled tc
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Kristine, to Don Quartermaine on August 7th. were newlywed
Jessie Newhard had family visitors. "In September, who were ma
my son Brian Albright came from South Carolina to be Lillian I
with me when I had surgery. My son John Albright came of Mary Eth(
from Denver a few days before the surgery, which I am time for our r
happy to say turned out very well. Carol Newhard the tourist hii
Bleakley and Ann Newhard Franklin, both from Cali- chance to visi
fornia, came and took care of me while I was recuperating. some time wit
My sister-in-law, Rae Newhard Ebdon, came for a visit also with She
with her brother Carl while the girls were with me, and we Ethel were nc
all enjoyed the Northwest Arkansas CZ reunion together." sign up for q,
Karl and Fern Glass: "We enjoyed a fine visit with got a headsta
daughter Sylvia and Mack Landrum and children, Misty autumn) the
and C.M., in August while they were up from Panama. next year bec;
Mack is in third year apprenticeship for Tugboat Captain.
We are happy to have as guests Frank and Pam Schloeder L
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*d people furnishings and supplies jus
use for a while it seems.
r West Coast Reunion, Tom and Layn
on were in San Diego visiting with he
Schafer and her sister, Sue Taylor Pitney
om and Layne celebrated their 19th. An
ght of the reunion. Also visiting with Catsy
3 Kay (Davis) Pyeatt and Roger Schofieli
ied on May 27, 1982.
'an of South Windsor, Conn. was the guess
(Evans) Martin for six weeks, arriving i:
Inion. While visiting, Lillian not only hit a
lights in the Los Angeles area, but had
with Gil and Camille (Ellis) Jones; spen
Jane Wooden Konecnik in San Diego ani
a Gilbert Bolke. When Lillian and Mar
visiting or playing tourist, they managed t
te a few craft and quilting classes and bot
on Christmas. Lillian left for home (ani
id of October, but promises to come bad
Ise she had such a good time.
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back to April, we enjoyed the Florida reunion very muct
Saw lots of old friends. On our way home, we visit
several friends. Had a nice visit with Bob and Faye Lee i
Mobile, Alabama. We stopped to say hello to Edga
White, an old time Canal Zone police officer who is no,
Asst. Chief of Police in Hammond, LA. He gave us a fin
tour of their facility there. Had a good visit with Ed Parke
at New Orleans. He was with the Telephone Co. on th
Atlantic Side. Also visited Calvin Landrum in McGehec
AR. He retired from the Panama Railroad and now work
for the New-Pacific Railroad."
Etta Fay Terrell enjoyed a week's visit from Pat
and Andrea (Terrell) Oliver. She kept them busy doin
odd jobs mainly trimming trees and bushes. A new ca
is also Etta Fay's pride and joy.
Edwin and Mildred (Makibbin) Higgins are th
new president and secretary of the PanCanal Society c
Northwest Arkansas, and write thusly: "Ed and I ar
honored to accept our jobs in the P.C. Society, and will tr
to fulfill our duties to the best of our abilities. Meantime
we are looking forward to the arrival of our 18th grandchil
and our first great-grandchild. Hard to believe, but tim
does get by! No other particular news but we hear m
brother, Tom Makibbin, P.C. Pilot for many years, tha
now that he has retired from that inhob. he has accented
Booth at the All-States Picnic, San Diego, Calif., Balboa Par,
August 14, 1982. Booth made and organized by David Hollowel
with pictures and maps, with rug, of Panama and the Canal. 31
former residents signed register book. Those pictured are Lindi
Rose, David Hollowell, Thelma Hollowell, Cynthia Tott,
and Conrad Horine.
Davis and Thelma Hollowell had an extra-specia
reason for welcoming the West Coast Reunion this year
for his brother, Bill Hollowell flew out from Orlando t(
join them. After the reunion, Bill stayed a while and the)
enjoyed a series of visits with other Zonians as well. The)
had dinner and a fun-filled evening with the family of Con
rad and Norma Horine, including Conrad's sister, Ferr
for the World Games to be held in Sept. 83 in Puertc
Also, if you read the "Time Out for Sports" sec
eSept. Readers Digest, page 38, you'll find out abo
achievements in an Associated Press release: "N
Salisbury, 75, known as "Sunbonnet Sue" to far
watch her race, says, "It doesn't hurt any more to ru
it does to sit." Salisbury, who took up running at a
holds world track records for women 73 and 74 years
the 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-, 1500- and 10,000- mete
sanctioned by the Athletic Congress of the United
Says Salisbury, "All my friends use their aches anc
as excuses to sit and watch television. My doctor tB
I'll live to be one-hundred if I don't run in front of a
She will be a guest on the NBC television show
People," which will be shown in San Diego, on Nov
at 8:00 P.M. She advises that folks in other areas wh
to tune in might call their NBC affiliate and ask whe
gram 515 of "Real People" will be shown. (NBC/o
Channel 8, Tampa, does not have this segment of
People" programmed, as of November 1, 1982 fe
area. It may be programmed at a later date. ED.)
Marilla worked in the Building Division in i
All-States Picnic, San Diego, Calif., Balboa Park, from 1939 to 1951. She also taught Spanish in the
re, Cynthia Totty, David Hollowell, Thelma Clubhouse and in her home from about 1940 to 194
Conrad Horine display the P.C. Seal run made by first husband, Fred Pope, was a civilian employee
wnsend. Navy there.
Sheila Gilbert Bolke
Dabill and Stella (Boggs) DeMarr from Reporter
n, D.C., who had also extended her stay from
i. Stella's accordion got another workout with C olorado
)ngs! George Chevalier of Chula Vista came Colorado
:e and they compared notes on early pictures.
and David had a delicious luncheon with Nell Bud and Valerie (McIntire) Dempsey and chi
SClark and Ellen (Greenleaf) Johnson at Daren and Adrea, from Balboa, visited Val's Moi
e in Escondido, as well as a rewarding visit with Dad, B.J. (Becker) and Milt Law; sister Cathy (I
Anita Jennison in San Diego. Ed and Joanne tire) Richey and grandmother Mary Eleanor Bec.
nd Ed's mother, Stella (Cody) Sullivan, enter- Lakewood for the month of June. Bud, Val and ch
trio at a lovely dinner in Rancho Bernardo. joined Cathy and Jim and their children Dirk and i
visited one morning with Bob and Alice (Cody) for a four day camping/fishing trip to Miracle
San Juan Capistrano and had a long visit and Wyoming. No fish but a really great cold froi
With Hamilton and Clare (Venning) Tedder rain!!! And then, still undaunted, two weeks later
at Rancho Cucamonga along with other Zo- Bud, Cathy and Jim go into the Colorado mountain
rion (Snyder) Rice of Los Angeles and Royce overnight camping and the next days white water r
ews of Las Cruces, New Mexico. down the Colorado River. Jim was thrown out and
en left for Los Angeles where he visited other the raft, but was unhurt and continued the trip. The
I eventually was joined by Dr. Frank Smith, refreshment in this raft disappeared quickly and
n the staff of Gorgas Hospital. The two con- necessary to have people in the other rafts
an extended tour of California, Oregon and replacements. This is a fun trip they have decided to
n, visiting Zonians along the way. Their special again. Bonnie and Allen Steiner flew up from Tex;
)irdwatching, so this trip included a look at the spent several days with the Law, Dempsey and I
Condors in the Frazier Lake Park area of Santa families. Ask allen about green/blue eggs for break
)unty. Val, Bud and children then left for Anniston, Alaba
and Marila (Wales) Pope Salisbury, of San visit with Bud's parents, Jim and Dorothy (Ro
e unable to attend the West Coast Reunion, ow- Gerhart and children stopped by to have dinner wi
Slate return from Venezuela, where, at the age Laws and Richeys. They were on a tight schedule, h
racked up a total of eight gold medals in after dinner for their flight to Salt Lake City to cat,
running, for women in her age group, 75 AMTRACK for California. Hope they can stay I
! What's more. on Oct. 2nd. at Santa Barbara. next time so thev can really see Colorado.
shed three ne
lives with her daughter, Jean Paulding in Decatur, Ala.
after leaving Decatur, they headed for Ponte Vedra, Fla.
where they spent the week-end with Sara's brother,
Landen Gunn and his wife, Joyce then back to Clear-
water. They are home again until the travellin' urge hits
and Pat Beall finally took a sabbatical from his chores and
gust. Ur I. rIICKey
rs in Germany and i!
-y are making their
Louise Pustis is hE
acy are proud parer
gust 6, 1982 at Prin
with the Forest Sen
In August, after sc
-hard completed tho
< an 8 day trip to the
)ugh an AAA Tour.
Ernest (Van) Van
brated their 50th.
e Rowleys also visit
. Both look great. (S
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tend the 50td
m Toomsboro, GA.
their nephew, Mat-
daughter, Leticia of
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:s with the Dixons in
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T O TAT-11.
1983 Reunion Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach Surfside
400 Mandalay Ave.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 11-14, 1983
GENDA Wednesday, May 11, 1983
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Thursday, May 12, 1983
:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Registration 2nd. Floor, (Lunch 12 to 1).
:00 A.M. 'till Golf Tournament/Luncheon, Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta
Blvd. North, Seminole, Fla.
:00 A.M. Cash Continental Breakfast, 2nd Floor.
):00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. Card Party/Luncheon, 2nd. Floor.
Non-Golfers and Card Players may use this time to go shopping Busses
:30 P.M. Cocktail Hour, BHS, CHS, CZJC Class Reunion, 2nd. Floor.
Friday, May 13, 1983
Holiday Inn Surfside is a luxury beach resort right on C
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There are 428 deluxe rooms, most with balconies and a v
e Gulf of Mexico at the Reflections or the Cafe Mandalay, which
-e entertainment and dancing. Entertainment will play poolsi
eals a day. Continental breakfast will be sold in the lobby.
All rooms will be $55.00 no extra charge for extras in rc
iter Beach Gulfview. All major credit cards may be used t(
m reservations. Cut off date for reservations is April lth.
tes on a space availability basis at Surfside and Gulfview. P
kiast, Ballroom t'oyer.
; MEETING, Ballroom.
n, 2nd. Floor.
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lay Inn Surfside, Clearwater Beach.
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fast, Ballroom Foyer.
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.s a place where we can meet and have fun.
Af the Gulf. One may dine on superb cusine overlooking
pen 24 hours a day. The 400 Mandalay is a night spot with
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will be open May 11-15, 1983 as needed.
All overflow will be sent by hotel to Holiday Inn, Clear-
d reservations 1 day deposit required. Hotel will con-
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use form below. Telephone reservations will not be ac-
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communers from parking lots on a demand basis, day an
are attending Society functions. The hotel will arrange wil
in the evening. Car rentals are available.
No associated activities will be scheduled during the
Vendors of artifacts, etc. require approval from the Soci4
All reservations for reunion functions must be p
Reservations for all events will be accepted only
houseguests. Prospective members may join the Society b
Society of Florida Inc., P.O. Box 11566, St. Petersburg,
All seats are assigned, so please list all names in you
and Card Party/Luncheon (if you do not plan to play prog
your check or checks to cover total number in your part'
Confirmations will not be mailed to you. Your check
registers according to State and alphabet. All tickets purd
This will eliminate standing in long lines.
Golf Tournament and Luncheon May 12th. C
Prizes and Luncheon. Non-Player Luncheon $6.50. T
Lake Country Club, one of the better private golf course
This will be a shotgun start tournament at 9:00 A.M.
closest-to-the-pin, and many others. Please come and play
to 160. The menu has not been selected to date, however )
can buy! To facilitate the Chairman, please list your fours,
check payable to: R. F. Huldtquist .... Use form on pa
Card Party/Luncheon May 12th. Cost $7.00 -
Luncheon will be served at 12:30 P.M. at tables for 8. 1\
tomato served on lettuce with potato salad; rolls and buti
Society Ball May 13th. Cost $8.00 The ball wi
featuring Lucho Azcarraga and the Jimmy Taylor Band
the Coliseum. Ice, set-ups, coke, ginger-ale, juice, coffee, t
be purchased there. ICE COOLERS ARE PROHIBITED
dress for ladies. Some like to wear Polleras and Montuno
There is ample parking, but one may desire to take thi
when your return to the hotel. Or if you live in the Clearwa
the bus to the Coliseum. Bus Fare is $3.00 round trip an<
Coliseum will open at 6:30 P.M. The Registration Comr
Please remember to include all names on reverse side
checks for the entire group. Receiving dues along with re
tables are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
Annual Luncheon May 14th. Cost $9.50 The ]
for 10 persons. There again, if you are planning to attend v
cover ALL reservations. The menu will be: Surfside Salad
Oven Browned Potatoes, Vegetable Du Jour, Apple Pie v
speaker after Luncheon.
. WUM oc airaugeu wimu a snuLue-Luus Irm Iu.vy n.1vi. Lu L;.L
JNA T. COLLINS WITH YOUR DATE AND HOUR Of
MAY BE SCHEDULED. Society members will be provide
;m to park at municipal parking lots. Shuttle bus will service
ening, to transport those that are not Surfside guests but whc
e Chamber of Commerce so that we may use their parking loi
lion unless it has been cleared through the Society President
n writing. A fee will be charged. Write for details.
aid. Deadline for all reservations and refunds is May 7,
n members in good standing (1983 dues paid) and theii
hiding their $15.00 to the Secretary-Treasurer, Panama Cana
rty for the Ball, Annual Luncheon (tables for 10), Golf (four
ve bridge) on the reverse side of the registration form and mail
*ur receipt. All tickets, except Golf, will be picked up when one
1 by a member for a group will be picked up by that member.
1 Luncheon-May 12
$25.00 which includes Entry, Green and Shared Cart Fees,
fourth Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Seminole
the Bay Area.
zes will be awarded after the luncheon, for low gross, low net,
if reservations will be limited to 144 players and the luncheon
nay be assured it will be the most delicious the best money
and include full payment with registration. Please make your
ke up your own tables) for cards or play progressive bridge.
i will be assorted cold cuts beef, turkey, ham, cheese and
coffee, tea or milk and rainbow sherbert. Prizes, of course.
held in the beautiful Coliseum, in downtown St. Petersburg,
iis is a B.Y.O.B. affair as NO alcoholic beverages are sold at
s furnished. Bags of fresh, hot popcorn, nuts, chips, etc. may
Iress is informal attire: Suit with tie for men, and long or short
ge city buses from the hotel to assure your same parking place
Irea and are not staying at the hotel, you may also wish to ride
ist be paid in advance with the Ball reservations. Doors to the
:e will be on duty from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
:gistration form for all members in your party, and a check or
nations will only delay your assignment keep in mind that
:heon will be held in the Ballroom with seating at round tables
iome friends, contact them and send in all names and check to
i dressing, Yankee Pot Roast Gardiniere, Mushroom Sauce,
:ese, Rolls and butter, Coffee or Tea. Program with keynote
Check payable to:
R. F. Huldtquist and mail to:
R. F. Huldtquist
8447 140th. St. N.
Seminole, FL 33542
GOLF TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM
CITY STATE ZIP
GOLF & LUNCHEON PERSONS @ $25.00
PERSONS @ $ 6.50
Please send the below Hotel
reservation to: Holiday Inn
Surfside, with check or
checked-off method of payment
to assure your reservation.
I TOTAL ENCLOSED $
PLEASE LIST NAMES OF FOURSOME & HANDICAP ON REVERSE
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S The('learwier Beach Reset
P.O. BOX 3332 400 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33515
PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE
IFOR ARRIVAL ON ___ DEPART ON ____
PLEASE RESERVE ROOM(S) FOR PERSONS
I CTY STATE ZIP __
a PHONE NUMBER
CHECK IN TIME: 3:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT TIME: 12 Noon
Panama Canal Society
May 11-15. 1983
AMau 11-15 1983
* This reservation card must be used to insure accommodations and must be
received by hotel no later than two weeks prior to intended arrival date.
* Cut off date for reservations is April 11, 1983' after which
rooms will be sold on a space available basis at our published rate.
* You must guarantee your reservation with a first night's deposit of major
credit card number. Credit Card # Exp. Date
METHOD OF GUARANTEE
SAMX VISA PERSONAL CHECK
SBAC MC DC TVLRS. CHECK
* Full refund of deposit will be forfeited unless written cancellation is received
one week prior to arrival date.
Operated by JP Hotels. a Disnon of W. Johnson Propertes, Irn
under license Irom Hohlday Inns. Inc 4/81 KIOOCSN
It is very important that the reservation forms on the following pages for the Card Party/Luncheon, Society Ball, Bus
Transportation and the Annual Luncheon be mailed to:
Anna T. Collins
2301 Woodlawn Circle, W.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
It is very important that checks for these reservations be made out to:
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC.
Please include checks for all members for reservations made for your party, however ONLY ONE check is necessary for
the entire packet if you prefer.
NO DUES are to be mailed to the Coordinator.
Anna T. Collins
RD PARTY/LUNCHEON $7.00 per person. Please 1
y 12, 1983 Total a
liday Inn Surfside Address
players in your party on
CIETY BALL $8.00 per person. Please r
y 13, 1983 $3.00 per person. Bus-Ro
D P.M. 1:00 A.M. Total
iseum I Name
4th Ave. North I
Petersburg, FL Address
| all members in your party
I ANNUAL S(
I $9.50 per person. Please r
.y 14, 1983
00 Noon n Name
Room, 2nd Floor
liday Inn Surfside Address
all members in your part)
SII 1mm mm 1 11
lay 12, 1983, 2nd Floor
Holiday Inn Surfside
re tickets for people.
it enclosed $ I
____ State Z Zip ___
Please show names of
-verse side of this form.
May 13, 1983
8 P.M. to 1 A.M.
e tickets for people.
rip from hotel people.
lnt enclosed $ .
May 14, 1983
re tickets for people.
it enclosed $ I
____ State_ Zip
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the reverse side.
to HWY 19. Turn RIGHT and to to Gulf-to-B;
Or when you reach HWY 19 from SR 686
AVE. Continue North to Cleveland St. Turn L'
Or when you get on to SR 688 from 275 cc
Cross over HWY 19 continue on Ulmerton Rd. t
becomes KEEN RD. Continue to Gulf-to-Bay I
DIRECTIONS TO SEMINOLE LAKE COU
Take SR 60 over the Memorial Causeway
becomes Starkey Rd. Cross over Park Blvd. a 4
after the light. A VERY SHORT distance a sign
Take right a divided road entrance onto Ai
Dr. There are several markers along the way.
DIRECTIONS TO COLISEUM FROM HOI
Take SR 60 over Memorial Causeway and c
Ulmerton Rd and continue over HWY. 19 to 681
Bay St. which becomes 375. Exit onto 4th Ave I
Parking to right.
These directions should help you. Perhaps )
St. Petersburg Clearwater area.
Please remember that Society members com
tee Chairpersons are working with their committee
great success and fun for all. There is a limit of
reservations may be made for non-members pro\
out for the other activities during the Reunion.
Mark the calendars Come on down
members. Friendship and love is the name
ters, the Holiday Inn SURFSIDE, Seminole Lake
way around the Suncoast we are including a map
I to 275 and take the Clearwater Exit to right and
eway through Clearwater on Bay-to-Bay Blvd. Go
ndalay Ave. Holiday Inn on immediate left on the
-WY 19 to Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Turn right and pro-
HWY 19 to Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Turn left and pro-
burg-Clearwater Airport Exit #16 SR 688 passing
11 not to go to Tampa) Continue on past Airport on
Ivd. Turn left and continue as stated above.
s over going West and turn Right to MISSOURI
and continue over Memorial Causeway to Hotel.
ue on SR 688 which becomes ULMERTON Rd.
'ARKEY RD. Turn right continue North and road
Turn left. Continue as stated above.
RY CLUB FROM HOTEL:
on to Keen Rd. Turn right on Keene which later
y Stop with Traffic Light. Road becomes Park St.
is "Seminole Lake Estates Golf & Racquet Club".
ta Blvd. N. Continue to Golf Club at 6100 August
Keene Rd. as above. From Starkey Rd turn left to
275 South. Continue south on 275 and Exit #11 N.
h Coliseum is next block on left side as 375 ends.
longg to AAA. They have an excellent map of the
st. This is your society and the Board and Commit-
o make the closing of our 50th. Anniversary Year a
1 persons to attend the Ball. After the 11th of April
I space is available. The same policy will be carried
ae Suncoast. There will be a gift for all our
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lily. I llen uaugIlLer, Jill, an IIIonor grauuae 01
:w School in Sarasota, enrolled as a freshman at Di
i College in Carlisle, Penna. Their son, Will, Mid
n 1st. Class at the U.S. Naval Academy, spent
eks with his parents following completion of a Me(
lean cruise. Will will graduate from the Acaden
ty, 1983, and is also a member of the Academy R
m which played the USAF Academy team in Cole
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"Pop" Ebdon flew into Port
irasota to travel the rest of the way xA
which included side trips to Mt. St. Hel(
so trios to Banff. Lake Louise. the Col
ar. Her sister, Uora uhatburn ot0
vo weeks in Sarasota on her return
ith her daughter, Mabel Powell
lanche's granddaughter, Cheryl M
ile also visited in our beautiful cit\
'on; his wife, Sharon (Hammond) and two daughters of
Iillington, N.J. on an interesting camping trip in Cherry
:one Campground in Cheriton, Va. Recently, Judy Mc-
ullough of Sarasota spent the week-end in Millington
ith her brother, Don and Sharon. While there they took
idy to see many of the sights of the "Big Apple" (New
ork) including Duke Ellington's musical, "Sophisticated
Fran Orvis has enjoyed visits with her sons, Jim and
ilianne Orvis of Temple Terrace, Fla. and Bob and Bet-
r Orvis of Daytona Beach, Fla. Bob retired earlier this
ear from Ships Transit Division on the Canal Zone. Fran
recovering from major surgery and has received many
ills from former CZers, including Rosie and Albert
Tilder of Ocala, Fla.; Alberta Powers (Pat) Harris of
)akley, Calif. Also news about Pete and Betty Duncan,
irmerly of De Bary, Fla. who were in a car accident two
ears ago; Capt. Duncan is in a nursing home in Ocala
id Betty is living with her sister-in-law, and is now get-
ng around with a cane instead of a walker.
Bucky and Anne Hall recently returned after several
months at their summer home in Laport, Penna. with their
.s on her way to the Sarasota-Bradenton airport to meet
r husband, Bart, returning from Michigan.
I hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season!!!
Gladys B. Humphrey
Roy and Frances (Violette) Sharp had a delightful
p to New Jersey to visit their daughter, Mary Sharp
Uners, wno are on vacation were on nielr way to 1Cew
Mrs. Frank (Marie) Wolf, who all her friends at
Senior Neighborly Center say, in unison when M;
walks in: "Here comes our dancer!", was honored at
home of President Al and Dorothy Pate. Twenty "
folk" attended. Those who are former Zonians were R
Alexander, daughter; Charlene Edwards and daughl
Stacy; Joe Fountain, great grandson; Pauline Holmel
John and Muriel (Holmelin) Whitman; Edna (Hew
Ogletree; Margaret Sapp and Pauline Arnold. Grand
Marie received a surprise call from her other gra
children, Anna and Bob (Benny) Calvit in Kerrvi
Texas. They never forget her.
Since our last report I know there has been plent'
goings-on here in the capital city, most of our CZ fi
have been on the road and I haven't had too much luck :
ting in contact with them to gather news. I spent the be
part of June/July wrapping up my office work and clof
down the school year with my new job as Instructor in
Air Force Junior ROTC at Godby High School. Aftel
years active duty in the Air Force it is rather difficult i
ting used to the "slow" response and positive manager
actions on the part of the local county system. Lets h
this year will prove to be better.
I had a very nice visit with Henry Joe Leisy
family while I was attending a course at Maxwell AFI
Montgomery, Ala. After a two week stay there,
daughter Ruth Ann and I drove on out to Color
Springs, Co. to be with my daughter Kathleen and J<
Day who was about to have her first baby. I arrived jus
time, 8 hours later she &John brought into this world J(
Brandon my second grandchild.
I had the good fortune to be in Colorado in time
the Ist big CZ reunion held in Lakewood Co. on the 1
of August. Driving up from Walsh, Co., Joyce (Zee
and Billy Mundell met us and we picked up Kevin Zei
who is a 2nd class Cadet at the USAF Academy and sp
the day with the Colorado gang sharing many haj
memories. The organizers of that function deserve a lo
credit for putting "it all together". Pat and Bess Conle
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departed Panama for Charleston AFB, where we visil
our son, Eddie and then went to Long Beach, N.C. to v:
Capt. Bill and Rose Deaton a lot of laughs and jus
lot of good times with our past next door neighbors. Af
another trip to Charleston to drop off our daughter Te:
to catch a plane to N.J., we spent some time inJacksonvi
Beach and headed for "Tally" for a pit stop. Two dc
later we drove to Cape Kennedy to see a shuttle laun(
S. It is spectacular. If you've never seen one, please i
... It's outstanding.... The last time I saw anything li
that, with fire and smoke, was in the Volcan wh
Buckeye Swearingen got a rash and used chili powder
stead of talcum! After the space shot, we returned
Tallahassee where I had rented a mobile home. That, t(
was an experience. It was like five scorpions living in
match box. Then came the house hunting, which A
also an experience. We went to some real estate offices, a
the last place I met people like that, they called it the Ga
boa Pen. Anyway, we settled in our present home on
small lake (it has been described as a golfers casual wai
ha77ardi hut the kidr Tnm andr "Tater" (David)
jonn is in nis last year oi computer engineering at rNt
Mexico State; Paul has started his second year at U.
Saludos from the Blue Grass.
The Southeastern Shrine Convention gave Ken and
an excuse to go to Nashville and join the Abou Saad
iners in Music City, USA. Our spirits were somewhat
opened to learn that Charlie Taylor could not be with
We hope he is fully recovered from his recent accident
I is making plans to attend the SESA in Jacksonville
t year. Some of the Panama Shriners attending were:
n and Hugo Adams, Vilma and Dave Patton, Dick
man, Ken and Flo Young, Bob Saarinen, and Ronny
valee. Harry White came from Alabama, Chuck and
ttie Lavalee from Florida, and Jerry Lee from North
rolina. We were a small but mighty group.
Lucille and Prentice Abernathy just returned home
'almouth after an enjoyable visit to the World's Fair in
oxville. Most of us remember Lucille as manager of the
floor of the Balboa Commissary. They plan to escape
cold Kentucky winter and will be heading for their
rida home around the middle of November. Lucky
Ken Rood attended an FAA conference in Atlanta,
gust 31-Sept. 2. Monday night a group of about twenty
Zonians got together at a very happy HAPPY HOUR.
Back home in Louisville are Herb and Ethel Wainio
ples. They spent some time visiting their daughter,
etchen Kroll in Fairfax, VA. Ethel writes that Herb was
he hospital for three weeks in June but he is doing quite
I now. He'll celebrate his eighty-seventh birthday on
vember 26th. Ethel will be seventy-five in February.
-y have been members of the PCS of Florida for almost
Kenny Rood received some good news recently. He
been accepted to the School of Medicine in Louisville
1 will be busy making plans to move to the school soon.
nny wants to specialize in emergency medicine when he
duates. It'll be nice to have a doctor in the family. We
get lots of free advice.
Karen Rood had a surprise visitor last week, when
eg Abbott flew into the London airport. Gregg was fer-
ig a plane from Panama to Kansas City and decided to
' Karen a visit. After Karen picked Gregg up, they spent
it of time reminiscing. For a few hours, Panama seemed
-lose to London.
Hasta Luego, amigos.
ir lives when they attended the wedding of their grand-
i, Richard, who is the eldest son of their daughter,
[via. Robert, Richard's brother, was best man and his
er, Patricia, was a bridesmaid. A mucho grande"
eption was held at the Balcony in Metairie.
Patt Foster Roberson
The fall colors were slow in appearing due to the
rm weather but were certainly worth waiting for.
We had good attendance at our July picnic. Ruth and
*uis Everson were with us for the first time. Out-of-town
itors were Dr. Jack and Lila Strumpf, Janet and Ross
mnningham with two sons and their families, Bonnie
d LeRoy Wilson and Bonnie's mother, Madge
Emily Johnson is at home recovering from extensive
rgery for a shattered hip which occurred in an auto acci-
it on July 28th. She is getting along very well but their
urn to Florida will be delayed. Emily's cousin, "Mebs"
isnehmer has been with her since August. Emily would
e to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls and
:ssages of concern and encouragement.
Emily and Howard's son, Jim, and his wife Margaret
I their two children visited them early in August. Henry
d Irene Donovan stopped to see them on their way back
Florida from New England.
Ronald and Linnea Angermuller have settled here
er their retirement from the Panama Canal. Their new
Iress is P.O. Box 84, Zirconia, N.C. Linnea's mother,
lel Olson, was with them until September and is now
iting another daughter in Oregon. The Angermullers
nt to Dothan, Ala., for the golf tournament and stopped
a weekend in Savannah. Their daughter, Britta, from
)uston, and her friend, Diana Brecount, were here for a
ek and enjoyed touring the area.
From Jim and Norma Miller: How we enjoy the
nal Record Issues. They certainly help in keeping up
.h all the current news of Zonian friends and acquain-
Ices. We are finally nearly settled in our new home
.burbs of Charlotte, N.C.) after making the big move
m the Zone to the USA. Jim is happy with his new job,
ich is managing the electronics division of a large securi-
company. The boys (Jimmy 15 and Eddie 13) are ad-
wonderful summer with a complete family reunion. Sine
their return, Caroline (Hagen) and Gale Arnold froi
Menlo Park, CA, were overnight guests.
Betsy and Truman Hoenke are back from Vermon
They report a very enjoyable summer, especially the tin
Rae and Joe Ebdon spent with them. Their daughter
Diana Bauer, is with them for a short vacation.
Jeanie Sanders' sister, Marie Parish, from Tei
nessee, spent two weeks with her in October.
Julian and "Des" Hearne went back to Florida f(
the last of September. Mildred and Webb Hearne spent
week with them during the summer as did their daughter:
Diane, and her husband, Bob.
Ruth and Bill Tillman made three trips t
Charleston, S.C., during the month of October, mostly o
business but they managed to find time to enjoy the se
Joe and Lloyd Kent spent several days with Carme
and Charlie Howe on their way from Pennsylvania.
Betty (Irvin) Quintero spent about a month wit
Norma and Sam Irvin in September and October. During
that time, Mildred Morrill, Ruth Powell and Shirl
Smith were here for short visits. Norma went to Ne,
Orleans to meet Sam and they drove to Galveston to se
their son, John, who is in the Texas Maritime Colleg
there. On their way home, they stopped in Cap
Girardeau, MO, to visit Peggy (Roddy) and Burl
Alice H. Roche
The Northwest Picnic Reunion all started in th
morning, August 7, 1982 in The Dalles, Oregon and ex
tended well into the evening at the home of James an
Nancy Ramsey, high up on a hill overlooking The Dalles
on Hermits Way West. Jim and Nancy have been with u
in Oregon since early in November 1981. Jim and family
were transferred here from Frederick, Md. where Jim wa
with Eastalco Aluminum. In The Dalles he is with Marti:
Marietta as Operations Manager.
usson paid us a pop call and spent an afternoon and eve
ing. Nice!! All this was topped off with still another vis
Mary and Herb Taake stopped by after a trip through tl
Canadian Rockies. Before returning to Fairhope, th
picked up a car in Seattle and visited our former Princip;
Lenore Smith, and visited three other ole' teachers
Margaret C. Hardison being one of the three. All mc
The Dalles group consider the Columbia River t]
Northern extension of the Chagres. Bev Baker,
Washington has us all tagged as "refugees from the Go
Coast". Howsomever, it all fits and we do believe tt
years picnic was the best get-together yet. Even with
temperature of 105 degrees, no one seemed to mind.
Margaret G. Hardison
Greetings again from the land of green grass all ye,
long and lots of rain this time of year. The schools open
Atlapa came from, it is named for the two oceans, Atlanti
and Pacific. So for those of you that have not been i
Panama and the Canal Area for a while, come for a vis
. there are LOTS of changes.
Also for those of you who don't know that there is also
Randd new LUXURY Hotel called Hotel Bambito just
ow the mountain pass in the Bambito area of Cerro
nta. The hotel is definitely the ultimate in luxury with
ished wood, tile, deep upholstery, water falls, heated
Al with transparent roof and jacussi. It also has a small
ino and nightclub. A river running by, with trout that
i may catch out of the veranda of your room, (I didn't
it done the week-end I was there.)
otel Bambito", Panama Reporter and husband, Dr. Antonio
scum, checking the place out.
A lovely account of the trip taken by Panama Canal
:iety longtime member Mrs. Esther Green Moxon to
Holy Lands with Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent
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wonaerruny preserve open air ampnitneatre, the test
On Sunday, 23 May, we had Worship service and
i a long Tour to Delphi the next day. On 25 May we
sferred to Piraeus the port of Athens to join our
se ship MTS Orion. That is the best way to see the
den of Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa (14 Stations of
Cross), the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall and the
ne of the Rock. In Bethlehem we visited the Church of
Nativity and through Tel Aviv to Ashdod.
The next morning we docked at Limassol on south
t of Cyprus, the island where Paul (together with Bar-
as and his young cousin, John Mark) spent time
aching on his first missionary journey. We saw
Unknown Soldier, the National Library, the Univer-
, the Academy, the Royal Palace, the Temple of Olym-
n Zeus and much more. Later we visited the famous
-opolis for a close-up look at one of the world's most
Lutiful sites. We drove along the new coastal road past
wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Varkiza and Logonissi.
Cape Sounion, renowned for its sunset and dominated
the spectacular Temple of Poseidon where we over-
ked the Aegean Sea.
The next day we traveled to Argolis via Corinth to
mnle all things Hellonic at once ancient medieval and
and the beautiful Roman ruin
mosaics, which have been rest(
foundations of the restored amp
The next day we arrived a
of the Sun God, Apollo, and
Roses." The Mandraki harbor
the bronze statues of a stag and
the great Colossus of antiquity
In the Old Town of Rhodes tl
with souvenirs and local handic
Palace is a vivid reminder of the
St. John made this island th
Next morning we docked
Ephesus where Paul spent
journeys). We believe that he v
Galatians and his first letter to
saw the great Temple of Artem
wonders of the world.
In the afternoon the ship tl
of Patmos with its whitewashed
pure blue sea, fisherman smilir
gliding birds and grazing goats,
crowing and a feeling of peace.
Patmos is the huge fortress -
t Curium. Some of the
d, are magnificent. The
theatre date back to 4000
uhodes, legendary home
lown as "Island of the
Ltrance is "guarded" by
doe positioned where
od, according to legend.
narrow streets are lined
ts. The Grand Masters'
mes when the Knights of
stronghold during the
Kusadasi (port city of
eral years during his
te here his Epistle to the
e Corinthians. Here he
Diana) one of the seven
eled to the Greek Island
,uses glistening against a
as they clean their nets,
urch bells pealing, cocks
ie special element about
\m n--Tr -f Q+ T-1 + ,s
Divine Doult on a nim comm
honoring the tradition that I
ilied St. John had his vi:
Next morning we arri
turned to airport and left fo
We have some late b
President of Nova Univer
graduates in Master of Busi
Science in Human Resourc
Science in Profess. Mana
mencement Exercises of No
The quote "Canal Zone Br
Tim Corrigan, Joe Lawli
Henry Twohy in the Mast,
Stan Watts, David Wild
GRATULATIONS TO A]
Another world traveler
just completed a fantastic t
50th. Society Reunion, th
Virginia Wood and contir
fornia for a visit with her sis
(Miller) and Bill Edward
States for a visit to Japan
wonderful stay with Anne
Sue (Taylor) Pitney and
trip to Hong-Kong was tl
Hawaii for a few days, the
with Blanca (McNatt) Sch
California she was able to vi
friends. A nice visit to Scol
Pitman and met with Soni
(Miller) Meissner and their
the heat of Arizona to the
visited with Barbara (Gett
saw beautiful Denver and
Texas and to Panama once
note: Gladys that was S(
Here is a lovely letter fi
that his wife, Millie is doing
Would you please let
know, through the medium
that Millie is now at home
J-ClJtlll [L11- H*^ ~VUJ tO.lall-lOC..tA
lere, in about A.D. 95, the e
sion and wrote the Book
ved again at Piraeus and I
ir New York and home."
,sther Greene Moxon
ut very interesting news, I
sity presented diplomas to
ness Administration, Master
e Management and Bachelor
gement at the Second Co
iva University Panama Cent
ats" that "made it good" wi
er, Carol Holgerson Twol
ers Program and Tom Duga
er in Undergraduate. CO
was Gladys Miller Mead w
rip that started in April at t
.en she visited witn Jim a
iued on to Los Angeles, Ci
;ter and brother-in-law, Can
s. Gladys then left the Unit
and Hong-Kong. She had
(Batcheldor) Richardson a
their families. Gladys and I
ie highlite of her trip. On
n to San Francisco and a vi
lield and Paul and family.
sit with many California sch(
:tsdale, Arizona with Maril,
ia (Canas) Valley and Doti
y all took on Las Vegas. Frc
cool of Colorado, Gladys th
es) and Raymond Shaw al
the area. Then on to Dall;
again. WHEW!!!!! (Reportt
rom Mel Bierman and so gl
g so well: Keep it up Millie
our friends and acquaintance
i of the CANAL RECORD]
after having sMent 119 days
sity of Missouri (Rolla), came home to be with her until
Fall semester; however, he decided to stay here to help
and to attend the Panama Canal College for the
semester, and will return to UMR for the Spring seme:
and for graduation. Daughter Susie, who works in
Veterinary Medicine Department of the University
Missouri (Columbia), expects to spend two weeks v
Millie in October or November. The doctors say that
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PC Society members would like to know that, despite
the gripes and nit-picking, Gorgas is still one of the I
place in the floor routine, a bronze tor third on the un
parallel bars and a silver for second overall gymr
scorer out of the six provinces represented in the gymi
competition. The star performer is the granddaught
the Gramlich's of Dunedin Florida and also Pete Pro
t111kL, r x tj& lmllll.. 1jl 11.1 JlULLaUly ,) L IL .VVaO -a v i iy vLv
bout with emphysema, so severe that, on a couple of oc
sions, her chances for survival weren't too nifty.
She entered Gorgas Hospital on April 20, the (
before we were to have flown to the Dallas-Fort Worth a
to purchase our retirement home. (Our retirement pli
are now very "fluid.") Her discharge on August 16 i
tribute to the skill and tender loving attention of the Gor
team: doctors, nurses, attendants, therapists, dietitia
everyone right down to the little fellow who mopped
I was happy to be able to attend some of the cel
tions that began with a reception held at Administrat<
P. McAuliffe's home on Thursday night following a
posium the next day that highlighted historical m(
events with members of the medical profession and F
evening a Gala dinner-dance held at Amador Of
Club. On Saturday morning the grounds of the ho:
were blessed and the bronze plaque honoring the hosp
namesake was read by: Counselor to the Ambassad
Franpc Marlamep An ( iirrp in French Dr R_ AnI
CI aUUC A11IL AIrUWUI, Wi1U Ila LltUCC CIlIULCII r1lU uua.Aum, uiitLi, ltila)uy vl..t, .x kja-t
i Marshalltown, Iowa, stayed with Millie. Then, Christman, Chief, Patient Administrate
With cham- Another bit of
the beautiful buildings were turn,
facilities turned ove
ANCON HILL, REPUBLIC OF PA
17 SEPT. 1882 17 SEPT. 1
This tablet commemorates and memorializes
'anamanians, the Americans, and all other hea
took part in the first 100 years of the practice oj
Hill, Republic of Panama. The French Canal
original L 'Hopital Central du Panama on this s
nian Canal Commission of the United Sta
rned operation of the facility on 15 July 190
tly renovated, and on 13July 1905 named An
arch 1928, the Congress of the United States,
renamed the hospital Gorgas Hospital in horn
or General William Crawford Gorgas, the
.mission'sfirst chief Sanitary Officer. The U.,
2rtment assumed direction of thefacility on 1 0O
ital has since been known as Gorgas Arm)
less efforts of the medical practitioners at thi,
e possible the construction of the Panama Cant
pioneering efforts in the field of tropical di.
nce the quality of life on a worldwide basis.
cine on An
! memory c
he results c
Shown right after boarding the Royal 1
right, Hugh Auld (Ship's Assistar,
Morland, Sally Williams (Mop
Virginia Morland (Woodhull), M
(Morland), Leighanne De Kraker
ing left to right, Henry Mizrachi, Bu
During August and Sept
members took a two-week Weste
ing Sky are standing left to
Cruise Director), Robin
nd), Tom Williams,
riel "Sunny" Mizrachi
'hip 's Hostess), and kneel-
Mead, and Carol Mead
nber several of our
1 Europe/French Wine
Norwegian Royal Viking Line. The happy passengers
were: From Panama Virginia Morland (Woodhull),
Robin Morland, Muriel "Sunny" Mizrachi
LW T -(Morland). Henrv Mizrachi. Carol Mead (Morland)
on French Hospital operating room. (PCC)
gas Army Community Hospital (PCC), 1982
News of interest, when President of Panama made his
it to see President Reagan he gave a painting to him at
White House by Canal Area/Panama artist Al
rague. The painting depicting a Panamanian woman in
'ollera. A lovely honor for Al, the Canal Record give
lly Williams (Morland) and Tom Williams. The
uise began on August 27th from Southhampton, England
h stops at Lisbon, Portugal; Vigo, Spain; Bordeaux,
mce; Cherbourg, France; Plymouth, England; Guern-
, Channel Islands; and ended in Hamburg, Germany
September 10th. Shipboard life was great with quality
e entertainment and unlimited quantities of gourmet
'ds and drinks (many delicious calories available through
ist of the day).
After the 300 plus passengers disembarked in Ham-
rg, the "Sky" departed for the shipyards in
emerhaven where it was scheduled for surgery. It was to
"jumboized" by adding a section to the middle of the
p increasing its passenger capacity from 550 to 750. The
eration was to last 60 days after which the "Sky" would
cruising again. It is scheduled for a Panama Canal tran-
in January and you can guess who will be there to greet
For those of you who remember "cheap" electric bills
m the "old" days, in October 1982 the employee elec-
:ity rates in the Commission housing areas will increase
other 8.6 percent. An average home is paying around
50 to $170 per month for a family of five. (Approx.).
On October 2nd, the Balboa Elks Club was the scene
a fun-filled night dedicated to the celebration of the 25th.
niversary of the combined Balboa and Cristobal High
iool graduation classes of 1957. Special invitees for the
:asion were the classes of 1956 and 1958 from the two
tools, although there was representation from a spectrum
that magic year of 1957.
In all, there were some 170 attendees who ate, dr
(and drank) and danced into the WEE hours of the mc
ing, renewing friendships and recounting old war stor
Although the reunion was hastily conceived and plan
the old 1957 class leaders managed to rustle up 68 of
1957 graduates from BHS and 22 from CHS. We were
surprised and pleased to have Jerry Durfee and his
Joan (Degannar), as well as Frank "Bootsie" Leves,;
Carol (Voortmeyer) Nickisher who were out-of-tt
guests. Mary Lou (Dailey) Lang served very proficie
as the Mistress-of-Ceremonies in spite of frequent and 1<
outbursts from husband Pete.
Donna Jones) Brophy listening to a good story from St
I want to thank all the persons who have helped me
this year, the persons who give me the news, and Pan;
Mary Lou (Dailey) Lang with friend!
Mary Coffey (Moreland), Louie Posperi, Louie Reyes, D
Lomedico, Allen Poppard and Kenny Morris and they hav
aged a bit!
As the night wore down, plans were already be
made for the next reunion, hoping that with enough
vanced planning perhaps we could get more out-of-to
classmates to attend. It's for certain that they will be s
prised, as most of us were, what they are still capable of
ing with the help of little libation and good ole' Rock a
We had 31 members and guests at our luncheon
Duff's on Sept. 16th. Mr. and Mrs. Smart, Mr. and 1I
Stafford and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Menges joined us. I
and Mrs. Larry Keegan came down from Greenwooc
attend. Also, Edna Mae (Westendorff) Reavis from
Our next meeting will be our Christmas dinner at
Holiday Inn on December 11th at 6:30 PM buffet
Elsie and Woody Woodruff from Dothan, stop
by to see Trudi and Lee Clontz. Clontz's spent a loi
week at Myrtle Beach.
Connie and Melvin Menges visited son Paul
Steff (Lawson) in Virginia Beach; also visited daugl
Judy Sigman in New Port News, VA, and daughter E
lyn Sellers is still in Panama; son Robert is in the
Force, stationed in Japan.
Leona and Paul Badonsky and Eletheer and J
Catron went to the Golf Tournament in Dothan. Jim's
Bill and wife and baby also attended, and Jim and Bill b
Hugh and Jennie Alexander, in Lexington,
worked in the CZ from 1945-1950. Hugh was with Sup
Division on both Atl. & Pac. sides. Their two childr
Charles and Linda, are married and also live in L
ington. Charles has a daughter 8 years old, and Lind
daughter 18 yrs. old.
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Blanche and Carl Browne had a few more visitors at
ir lovely spot on the lake in Canaan, NH: Edie and
:ar Lohrer from Panama (connected with El Continen-
, Laureta and Tom Barber (formerly with PanAm in
iama) and Peg and Don Hutchison. Since their return
3.C., Blanche fell off a ladder and was in bed; no broken
ies, but bruised. She's coming along very well.
Ethel and J.D. Tate had their daughter Louise and
hubbie visit them for a couple of weeks. They had a
at reunion with brother David and family in Spartan-
g. Louise and Earl have a son and daughter, both at-
ding SMU, Texas. They have their own business in
iwnsville Import-Export Industrial and Consulting.
vid owns his own business Metal Vessel Fabrication,
I he has 3 boys. David and J.D. are off to Maryland on
xoose Hunt. Louise had a burst appendix and had
urgency operation, and at this writing is still convalesc-
with her parents; she came through the operation just
I and Sis York are grandparents of a healthy 10 lb-13
boy, born to their daughter Nancy Coffey. Baby was
n on Oct. 14th, named Christopher York Coffee, and
neir first child. Sis is still down in Keystone Hts., Fla.
i Nancy and family.
Lorna Shore is in Canada at a family reunion.
fighter Charlene is taking care of Stevie. Lorna and
vie had been down to Fla. in late summer to visit
na's 3 daughters.
Billie and Bob Rowe saw several of the exciting Braves
ies in Atlanta only wish the Braves had made the
elyn Condon spent a week in Ohio with her sister and
.tives, and then her sister came to Aiken several weeks
r and she and Evelyn toured Florida, seeing Silver
ings, Disney World, Cypress Gardens, and many other
,resting spots. Jim Freeman from Panama stopped by
a short visit with Evelyn.
Betty Quintero brought our sister Ruth (Hutchison)
vell by to visit with us. Betty spent the night and return-
o Hendersonville. While Ruth was with us, we made a
up to N. Carolina to visit sister Doris Hutchison who
at the summer working for a Christian Organization
ARS). We also visited the Tates and Brownes in Col-
bia had lunch with Ethel, J.D., Louise, and Maribelle
stman and a delightful afternoon catching up on family
friends. We also traveled to Ladson, S.C. to visit with
daughter Dianne and family for a day. Doris stopped
r on her way home to St. Pete and Ruth returned home
1 her. In August Hutch and I drove to Hayes, VA. to
t with Kathryn Meissner, and daughter Adele. Met
rest of the grandchildren, Rusty Meissner and his
ily and Denise (Meissner) Collins and hubbie. Then
went up to my sister's in Alex. VA (Marion Sealey
bert) and the four of us traveled up to Prince Edward
nd, Canada, to visit relatives. On our return, we stop-
to visit the Carl Brownes in NH, and relatives in
inton, PA, and on home. Forgot to mention that our
Gary and wife and two boys visited us for a week. Gary
moved to Arp, Texas, and is working for Carrier Air
Dorothy and Harry Willenbrock visited their
ghter Susan in St. Pete for 10 days, and are at present
)hio, and will continue on to New York, expecting to
t Anna Kiernan in Conn.
The regular meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Houston was held today at Stockman's Restaurant. We
had a good turnout. The drawing card was a special treat.
George Lowe of Delaware presented a nostalgic review of
some of his Canal Zone memorabilia. George, as many of
you know is our Mary Jo Yaeger's brother. Natch -
Catherine Lowe came along for the ride! They had just
visited in Arkansas before coming to Houston.
Guests were Peter McLean, son of Alice Strauss
McLean, and Vicki May and Imajen Rathgeber.
John and Florence Terry reported that Alice and
Red Nail of Rogers, Arkansas, had been their delightful
And another grandbaby had been added to Tom and
Laurita Barber's family. All reported doing well.
Grace Thornton had serious surgery accompanied
with a light heart attack (there is such a thing as a light
one??) She is doing well and responding to Dal's excellent
nursing care. Grace let us know that Betty Rathgeber had
visited them and brought a breath of spring along and that
the visit was a merry, merry one.
Tilly Levy has switched medics and reports im-
measurable improvement. Good news, that.
Jessie Bush's son and daughter-in-law, Tom and
Betty Bush of Hollywood, Calif. visited Rosa and Bob
Dill in Hemet. Betty reports that Rosa is a "doll". Bob
and Rosa are expecting to move to Seal Beach ere long.
Jessie L. Bush
As I sat down to write my report, the doorbell rang. It
was the Democratic member asking permission to place
Charles Stough's political office sign in our front yard. Of
course, I said "yes". As I reported last time, Charlie is
running for the U.S. Senator's seat in the 21st. Texas
District. Good luck, Charlie!
Then another call came in and it was Bea Rhyne, ex-
citedly telling me Harvey Rhyne had just been notified
that he won First Prize in a cooking contest sponsored by
the San Antonio newspaper. He won for his Chicken Mar-
zetti recipe. Harvey is not only an expert cook, but he does
great bargello wall hangings. Recently, at Kerrville's
Country Fair, Harvey won First and Third Prizes for his
bargello hangings. Bea walked away with no less than First
Prize in the handcrafts division for a lovely crochet table
cloth. It's a beauty!
Ezra and Helen Smith write: Once again in May, the
Kakanese Salmon and Lake Trout beckoned to Ezra and
Helen Smith to go by trailer to Big Fork, Montana and
fish the Flathead Lake. In July, Hazel and Bob Blades
trailered from Dallas to join us. We had fun fishing and
especially going up in the mountains, picking huckleberries
and always on the alert for bears. Poor Hazel, after picking
a bucketfull, accidentally tipped the bucket over no loss
though we got every one. The cherries and raspberries
were plentiful this year and we picked and ate our fair
The last of July, John and Mary Jane Mitchus
returning from their west coast trip, stopped to visit us
day. We had a fish fry, topped off with huckleberry pie
an enjoyable time talking about old times. When the B1
left, they planned to visit Hazel's sister, Delores anc
Overall who were vacationing in their motor-hom
In August, Jack and Ann Rocker finally left
Island and visited with us for five enjoyable days of fish
berry-picking and sight-seeing. We had a wonderful
talking about our Canal Zone fishing days, friends,
catching up on all the Canal Zone news. We had fun c
ing their fish and berries and promises of seeing
The last day of August, we headed for Yellows
Park to say hello and goodbye to "Old Faithful" -
through the Tetons and finally winding our way hor
Delores and Hi Overall visited with us before ret
ing to Dallas. I've heard of "football widows" but n
"football widowers". We had fun watching the games
Ezra and Helen Smith
Iris Hogan was on "Grandma duty" for
daughter, Leslie (Richmond) Winkelman, Septen
15, when her 4th. child, Amber was born in Frazee, M
The proud father is Ray Winkelman.
Dr. and Mrs. Alan H. Wells (nee Kathy J
Melanson) and their children, Chandra, Krista
Michael visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. 'A
for a most enjoyable week. Kathy and the children i
returning from a visit to the Canal Zone after a visit '
her mother, Katherine Melanson and grandparents.
the way home to Atlanta, they visited Ted, her father
Nora Melanson in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. Fealey (nee Mary Li
Wells) and new arrival, Guy Ethan, visited his pare
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Fealey, and her parents, Mr.
Mrs. Fred E. Wells. Jimmy Fealey, from Ft. Lau
dale, also visited his folks to complete the first family
union in six years.
Dr. Fred E. Wells, Jr., Curator of Molluscs at
Western Australian Museum, reported that on a re
museum trip to Bowley Shoals, off the North-West coa
Australia, the expedition collected a giant clam, the woi
biggest bivalve mollusc. It is thought to be the first t(
found in Australian waters west of Cape York. The c
weighed 220 lbs., was 28 2 inches long and was one o
clams seen along the reef. The clam is on display at
museum's marine gallery.
Mrs. Marguerite M. Orr of San Antonio, and 1
Mary N. Orr of Sarasota, Fla. are now in Perth, Austr
visiting their nephew Fred and wife, Tricia.
Late last year, Bea Rhyne started a tradition
holding a Grandmother's Shower in honor of Mai
Wells, whose son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Ka
Jane Wells, had just had their third child. Since then tl
have been two more Grandmother's Showers, one
Marion Wells honoring Iris Hogan whose son, Ra
Richmond and his wife, Cindy were about to becc
parents again, and most recently one honoring Ho
Fealey, whose children Guy and Mary Linda (We
Fealy, had just presented Honey and Jim with their
grandchild. The latter party was held at Verla Gri
house, with Iris Hogan, Helen Smith, and K.
son, LesslacK as me co-nostesses. Alter a lovely luncneor
for a senior citizens had a great time playing silly games th;
and typical of baby showers. The ladies have the fun of
ades together, and the young couple reaps the benefit of the
i Hi for the new arrival. There will be a few more such she
e in in the near future because there are already several gl
mothers-in-waiting. However, because becoming a gl
the mother can be repetitive, the program is limited tc
ling, shower per grandmother!
time For three years, since my C.Z. retirement, I hai
and sisted numerous calls to return to my profession as a n
ann- There is such a shortage. Finally however, I gave in
one call to duty and once again don my nurses uniform to
part-time. Nursing is an exciting, well rewarding job 1
tone also ever changing to keep up with modern techni
then One can quickly get out of touch if away from the pi
e. sion for very long. With my job now and all the many
urn- activities I am engaged in, I have asked my friend,
ever Rhyne to take over this task as Reporter. She has acco
with it and will do a great job.
horse country area where all the streets are named
anything pertaining to horses, such as Conrad's place,
ed "Barley Court". We caught up with so many friend
. saw Malcolm and Fay Wheeler but didn't get to
with them ... will do so when they visit Washington, 1
soon to be in on the Abscam trials and events that their
Malcolm, the lawyer is handling. David Hollowell
Thelma, Vice-President, and brother Bill Hollowel
Florida as their guest. He is quite a conversationalist
always% pulling someone's leg but always entertaining.
surprised us by getting up before the Zonians and tellin
about a Bajun song that the workers used to sing as I
pulled together in the hot sun, 45 years ago at the Dredi
Division ... laying pipelines on the road. "Sahnta Rey
where ya get dat dawg. ."
Since we are talking about songs, did you know
the Canal Zone also had a Mary Martin? She recently
joyed visiting her brother, Walter T. Martin,
'la Boggs DeMarr in Montuna at the West Coast Reunion,
amaran Hotel, San Diego, CA.
iheim, Calif. where the Angels play. The big event was
Walter Martins Golden Anniversary. Mary lived on
boa Road with her aunt and uncle (Ed Tarmans) and
ked at France Field for 5 years, then to Balboa to the
nptrollers Office for 17 years. Mary (now Mrs.
lelen T. Ped-
:k, formerly of
te, is a candidate
y for National
ociation of Re-
d Federal Em-
- thirty years of
udes being an
odetic) in Wash-
:on, D.C.; and
.G.S. in Panama
ial Zone, retiring
Chief, Technical Helen T. Peddrick
She was nominated for the Federal Woman's Award in
0, has served as the Alabama State Federation Secretary
the past two years and is presently serving as the 2nd.
e President of the South Baldwin Chapter 1340.
The selection of national secretary will be decided at
Nntinn2l Cnnventinn qtartincr October 18 at Denver.
kards) also played the piano and organ at the Union
irch and also at St. Luke's Cathedral in Ancon. She
s in McLean, Va. now.
Jack Dovel, and his sister. Alice had a big party for
r mothers 90th. birthday! Mrs. Margaret Dovel now
; with Alice in Great Falls, Va. While in the CZ, the
n Dovels lived in New Cristobal, Ft. DeLesseps and
rgarita. She had been trained in Girl Scouting before
ig to the Zone and became head of the CZ Girl Scouts
string at Balboa High, picnic in Gamboa, roa;
Fan Beach, tour of Miraflores Locks, dancin
on Club at Paitilla Point, etc. So Class of '53,
Stella Boggs DeMarr
Dr. Kay F. McFarland has been named a
i for continuing medical education at the Unive
th Carolina. Formerly a professor of obstetr
ecology and adjuct professor of medicine at the
TI/ -'f_ l_ -l I- -_ : __A I--
Flowers, graduate of Balboa High School in 1960. She
now lives in Columbia, S.C. with her husband, Dr. Dee
McFarland and four children, and is the daughter of Sarah
and Clyde Flowers of Port Orange, Fla.
Debbie and Steven Niskanen recently surprised their
parents, Esther and Ed for their 25th. wedding anniver-
sary with an all expense paid trip to Acapulco, Mexico at
the Las Brisas Hotel, noted for their fancy pink and white
jeeps. That surely is an anniversary they shall not forget.
On May 26th., 1982, Cadet April M. Hughlett
graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
New York. Upon graduating, she became a Second Lieu-
tenant and was one of the 400 women attending the
Academy. Joining her "Commissioning Week Activities"
were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Sue Curdts) Frank
Hughlett, her sister and her grandmother, Marie Hender-
son from Florida. 2Lt. Hughlett is currently stationed at
Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Jim Doran, Running for Maryland House of Delegates.
James Laurie Doran, 42, has entered the race
House of Delegates, District 33, Anne Arundel Cour
Maryland. Born in Panama, he graduated from BHS
1957, during which year he was President of the Stud
Association, and attended Canal Zone Junior College,
United States Naval Academy and earned a BS deg
from the'University of Maryland.
He has been in the construction industry for 21 ye
and is a design consultant for the American Bank
Association. He was special consultant to the House S
committee on the Panama Canal.
Mr and Mrs. Jerome E. Steiner of Dunedin, F
celebrated their 50th. wedding anniversary on Septemi
10, 1982 at their home with a party hosted by th
Kathleen Steiner Bennett came from Californ
Patricia Steiner Kearns from Williamsburg, Virgin
Allen and Bonnie Steiner from Houston, Texas; a
John Steiner from Tallahassee, Florida. Another son a
daughter were unable to attend.
Dolly and Jerry Steiner were the recipients of an a
niversary congratulations from President and Nan
Sarah and Clyde Flowers of Port Orange, F
celebrated their 50th. wedding anniversary with a din
and reception in DeLand, Fla. given by their children a
grandchildren. The former Sarah Holder and her husba
met while attending Stetson University in DeLand a
were married September 13, 1932 in Daytona Beach.
taught in several Volusia County schools and the Cai
Zone, and was also an admeasurer there. Sarah also taui
in Florida and the Canal Zone. They retired in 1970 a
returned to Volusia County where they have lived all th
lives except for 24 years in the Canal Zone. They are 1
parents of Dr. Kay McFarland of Columbia, S.C.; Sus
Martin of Pelham, Ala., and have nine grandchildren.
Stephen Glassburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. (Shar
DeVore) Paul D. Glassburn of Clearwater, has be
awarded a music scholarship to the University of Cent
IJIUlUa. I.c 1 v J UI vI La.Lat anlua IIaLLJI IIal, 1-1-JLS),
cluding youngest first place winner in the Pinellas Cou
Chopin contest; Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Young
tist winner; District Concerto winner for five consecui
years; Alternate State Concerto winner and Honors C
cert National Music Camp Winner.
Ensign Steven E. Niskanen.
ber Ensign Steven E. Niskanen, son of Esther and
eir Niskanen of Houston, Texas, graduated in May wit
degree in Systems Engineering from the U.S. NM
ia; Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation,
ia; was commissioned an Ensign and is presently station(
nd Pensacola, Fla. undergoing jet pilot training.
cy Where Are You'
la. I am searching for Connie Bernhardt, daughter
ner Clyde Bernhardt, who lived in Fort Amador during
nd period of 1956-1960. Her father was a Warrant Offi
nd with the U.S. Army. She had a sister named Carole.
nd Any way that you may help would be greatly
ght Mrs. Dorothy A. Bryant
nd 6806 Santa Monica Court
eir Tampa, Fla. 33615
the I would like to have the addresses of Mr. and M
an Francis Reardon. They were our neighbors in La Bo
There three children are Agnes, John and Michael.
on Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Grier
en 1632 West Regal
ral Stockton, CA 95205
)lyweds Cindy (Moore) and Ed Forsythe surrounded by atten-
's Edward Klein, Roger Johnston, Al Taake, Maurie
ore, Francine Fattorosi and Melinda Sayoc.
Cynthia Lee Moore, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
lald E. Moore, of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia and
Ibourne, Florida, formerly of Coco Solo, Canal Zone
t Edward John Forsythe, son of Mr.and Mrs. Robert
rsythe of Rancho Cordova, California, formerly of
tun, were united in marriage at Wayne Presbyterian
irch in Wayne, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1982.
Miss Maurie Moore, of Melbourne, Fla., sister of
bride served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss
linda Sayoc, formerly of France Field, Canal Zone and
v Palo Alto, Calif. and Miss Francine Fattorosi of
Mr. Albert Taake of Hobart, IN. and formerly of
un, served as Best Man. Ushers were Mr. Roger
nston of Lakewood, OH. and formerly of Gatun and
* Edward Klein of Villanova, PA.
A reception followed the candlelight ceremony at St.
rids Inn in St. Davids, PA. Many friends and relatives
n Saudi Arabia, Panama and the United States at-
Cindy is a 1978 graduate of Cristobal High School
Harcum Jr. College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. and is present-
legal secretary. Ed is also a graduate of Cristobal High
ool and the apprenticeship program in air conditioning
ipment of the Panama Canal Company. He is present-
mployed at Jones-Wood, Inc. in Ardmore, Pa. where
y will make their home.
Mary Ann Kammerer and Tim Hoffman were mar-
I at St. Andrews Church, Randolph, N.J. on March 20,
Sharon Lynn Kammerer was married to Edward
cik on July 24, 1982 at St. Mary's Church, Wharton,
Both Mary Ann and Sharon Kammerer are the
.ghters of Mary Jean (Carey) Kammerer and the late
n Kammerer of Randolph, N.J.
Robert and Laurie (McGuire) Beall.
Laurie Diane McGuire and Robert Glenn Beall
were united in marriage at the home of Laurie's parents,
Dr. Kirk and Jean McGuire of Los Altos Hills, Calif. on
August 28, 1982. Bob is a graduate of CHS '69 and the
University of Arizona in 1975 and is a registered architect
in Palm Springs, Calif. Laurie, also from Palm Springs,
recently received her masters degree in Communicative
Disorders from Redlands University.
Among the over 100 friends and guests attending the
wedding were Bob's parents, Elizabeth (Zent) Beall of
Alexandria, VA. and Richard (Pat) Beall of Clearwater,
Fla.; his sister, Carol (Beall) Fritz and her son, Warren
from Marietta, Ga.; his grandmother, Lorraine Zent
from Santa Fe, NM; Pat (Hatchett) Thomas of Aptos,
Calif., and Richard Boode Swain of Carmichael, Calif.,
all previous residents of the Canal Zone. Among other out
of town guests were Laurie's brothers, Kim and his wife,
Robin; Steve and Kelly McGuire.
On September 12, 1982, Patricia Lynn Wessel
became the bride of Richard Stephen Stonicher in a
candlelight ceremony at the Atonement Lutheran Church
in Metairie, La. Richard is the son of Lloyd and Sylvia
Stonicher and the grandson of Richard and Via Mae
The bride graduated from St. Michael's Hospital,
Milwaukee, where she received registration in radiologic
technology. The groom graduated from Delgado Com-
munity College in New Orleans with a degree in radiology
and is presently employed as Chief Technologist in
Radiology at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in New Orleans.
Capt. Charles A. Puchon and 1st Lt. Linda A. (Kapino.
Capt. Charles A. Puchon, US Army and Ist.L1
Linda A. Kapinos, USAF, exchanged marriage vows o
July 31, 1982 at Keesler AFB Catholic Chapel, Bilox
Mississippi. Following the ceremony, a reception was hel
at Keesler AFB Officer's Club. Out of town guests ir
cluded Mr. and Mrs. William T. Nail, Rogers, Ark
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lotterhos (Penny Catron) of Clir
ton, Miss., and the brides' parents, Mr. and Mrs. A
Kapinos of Aiken, S.C.
After a honeymoon trip to Disney World, the coup]
are now residing at 3009 James Madison, Biloxi, M
Estelle Lusky and 0. Cleveland Haley were ma
ried on September 18, 1982 at the United First Methodi
Church at Salem, Oregon.
Carla Lynn DuBose and Steven Gerald Mohl, bol
of Albany, N.Y. exchanged wedding vows August 28, 198
at St. Teresa's Catholic Church. The bride is the daught4
of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Allen of Albany and the parents
the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mohl of Sarasoti
Fla. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Ra
Allen Sr. Fred Mohl wa's his son's best man. A receptic
was held in the McCormack Room of the church. After
wedding trip to Florida, the couple will reside in Alban
Barbara L. (Bloemer) Ellington, of Dallas, Texas.
Barbara L. Bloemer and Timothy David Ellingtc
i, were married on August 14, 1982 at St. Joseph Rome
i Catholic Church in Richardson, Texas. Barbara is tl
d daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Robert J. Bloemer
Richardson, and graduated from Cristobal High School
1973. She is a registered nurse and assistant head nurse
Baylor Hospital. The groom is a resident in intern
medicine at Baylor Hospital. After a wedding trip to Lal
e Louise, Canada, the couple will reside in Dallas, Texas.
Temple Jane Thomas of Bradenton, Fla. an
Michael Rueben Wood of Albany Ga. were married Jul
10, 1982 at Christ Episcopal Church, Bradenton, Fla. Th
r- bride is the daughter of retired Col. and Mrs. G. (
st Thomas of Bradenton and the bridegroom is the son i
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Wood of the Panama Canm
Zone. Among the groomsmen were Edward Wood (
Seattle, brother of the groom and Joseph Rybicki of LE
Vegas, Nev. After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the cot
:h ple will reside in Albany, Ga.
of Patricia Ann Alves and Ronald Eblen were married
a, on July 17, 1982 in Henderson, KY. Patricia is th
ry daughter of Mr. Walter H. Alves and the late Pat Alvei
n Ronnie is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eblen, all c
a Henderson, KY. Patricia was born and raised in the Canm
y, Zone. The couple reside at 1099 Watson Lane, #24
Henderson. KY 42420.
Robert L. Dill and Rosa Lee were married on May
982 at Gretna Chapel, Yuma, Arizona. Mr. Dill has
a longtime member of the Panama Canal society of
hern California, and is presently their Chaplain. He is
one of the few living Roosevelt Medal Holders
26). The Dills are making their new home at Seal
Sherri Lynn Pope and Bruce Edward Wall were
-ied September 12, 1982 at Mt. Carmel United
iodist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sherri is the
,hter of James and Margaret (Howell) Pope of
Bob and Ellen Clarihew of St. Petersburg proudly
ounce the arrival of their first grandchild, David S.
1 II, who weighed in at 8 lbs. to Kathy (Clarihew) and
vid S. Ball by way of St. Anthony's Hospital, St.
Louinan, ,tua. on July loin. l1o.. mne proua grana-
*ents are C.J. and Frances (Patchett) O'Sullivan, also
. and Mrs. E.C. McGriff (Muriel Moore) of Dothan
A.. 1. 1 I .1 _L i .___ _
Mr. and Mrs. Caleb C. Clement of Pensacola, Fla.
udly announce the birth of a granddaughter, their sixth
Casey Elizabeth, weighing 9 lbs. Y2 oz. was born to
:dr. Orin P. Clement, USN and Mrs. Clement of
*ginia Beach, VA. on August 12, 1982. Casey is
comed by her sisters, Carrie and Candace.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. Fealey of Phoenix, Arizona,
ounce the birth of their first child, Guy Ethan, on
gust 14, 1982. Guy Ethan's paternal grandparents are
.. and Mrs. James J. Fealey of Kerrville, Texas. His
ternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Wells,
Sonf Kerrvillp TPYaS
ighed 5 lbs. 3 oz. and 5 lbs. 7 oz. respectively.
ternal grandparents are Ed and Ellie Husum of
Ilahassee, Fla; maternal grandparents are Edwin and
ndra McIllvaine of Clearwater, Fla.
On September 3, 1982, Megan Ruth Vaughn was
rn to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Vaughn (Mary Ruth Cle-
ent) of Houston, Texas. Megan weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.
ary's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Clement were in
)uston for Megan's birth, their seventh grandchild, to
.p take care of her older brother, 2 year old Drew.
Michael and Ann Marie Harris of Dothan,
bama, are proud to announce the arrival of their second
, Kathleen Anna, born on September 17, 1982. She
ghed 9 lbs. 8 oz. and the proud paternal grandparents
Gardner and Jean Harris of Dothan, Alabama.
A daughter, Kathleen Ann, arrived in Dothan on
memberr 17, 1982 to parents Michael (Mickey) and
n Marie Harris. Paternal grandparents are Gardner
id) and Jean Harris of Dothan, and maternal grand-
rents are Mr. and Mrs. James Bishop of St. Ignace,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Winkelman announce the bi
of their fourth child, Amber. She was born on Septem
15, 1982 in Frazee, Minnesota. Proud grandparents
Iris and Dick Hogan of Kerrville, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Smith announce the b
of their first child, daughter Tara Jean on October
1982 in Irvine, Calif. Tara is the granddaughter of i
and Mrs. Richard J. (Joanne Steiner) Robinson and
great granddaughter of Dolly and Jerry Steiner
Sliti SRep onrrot
ife4&we/AtetaU mafne t6cit oecm
Laura Casement, of Plymouth, Penna. died in
home during March, 1982. She had retired from
Panam Canal Accounting Division in 1959. There are
John Kammerer, 57, of Randolph, N.J. died Ji
12, 1982. He was a WWII veteran having served
Quarry Heights during that time. He was a des.
engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J. Survivors
clude his wife, Mary Jean (Carey); three sons, John, J
and Dennis, all of Florida and three daughters, Ma
Sharon and Joan of Randolph, N.J.
Charles A. Dubbs, 64, died on July 25, 1982 at
Joseph Hospital, Augusta, Ga. He began working for
Panama Canal Company in 1946 as a school teacher, la
transferring to the Personnel Bureau. He then went back
the Schools Division and upon his retirement in 1970
the Principal of the Diablo Elementary School. Surviv
include his wife, Mary Virginia of Aiken, S.C.; a s
Michal J. of Honduras; a daughter, MarciaJ. Winford
Corozal, Panama and four grandchildren.
Janet R. Koerber, 80, of Sacramento, Calif died J
25, 1982. Formerly of Gatun where she lived with her h
band, Walter, she was at one time an art teacher at Ball
High School, and was known for her drawings and pa
ings on oils. There are no known survivors.
Paul F. Hertgen, 76, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
South Bristol, Maine, passed away on July 30, 1982 a
local hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he resided
many years before service in WWII, he later served
Logistics Staff Officer with the U.S. Army Reserve Re
ment in the Canal Zone. After retirement from the act
reserve, he became Chief of Movements Bran
USARSO Log Support Serv. there. He was a member
St. George Catholic Church in Ft. Lauderdale, the Reti
Officers Association; VFW Post No. 3822 and
Col. Hertgen is survived by his widow, Marguerite
former Canal Zone teacher; one brother and several nie
Ethel H. Cooper of Los Angeles, Calif. passed a
on August 6, 1982. She was a former employee of the
counting Department of the Panama Canal Company
left the Canal Zone in the 1950's. She is survived by a
Hal and his wife, Zerelda of Flintridge, Calif. and a grz
her son, Robert B. of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
the Willie Joe Hatchett, 82, of Fort Valley, GA diet
no August 9, 1982. He was a native of Peach County and
a Mason and a Shriner. He retired from the Panama C
Company. Survivors include his wife, Veta Patterson I
ne chett of Fort Valley; three daughters, Mrs. Jack MacL;
in of Miami, Fla, Mrs. Lloyd Kent of Boca Raton, Fla,
ign Mrs. Wally (Beth) Trout of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one
in- CDR William J. Hatchett of Springfield, Va.;
im brothers, J. Mack Hatchett of Fort Valley and J.F. I
ry, chett of Watsonville, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and
St. Annie Laurie (Tuberville) Adams of Greensb,
the N.C. died 11 August 1982. She had graduated fi
lter Cristobal High School in 1935 and from the Universit
to North Carolina in 1939. She is survived by her husbe
vas Charles B. Adams; a daughter, Susan; a son, Charle
ors brother Frank Tuberville and two grandchildren.
Sof Margaret S. Nicholls, 93, of St. Petersburg, Fla. c
11 August 1982. She left Panama in 1970 where she wa,
automobile dealer in sales. She was a member of the C
uly tral Community Church of St. Petersburg and of
us- Panama Canal Society. Survivors include two nephe
boa David Strickler of Pinellas Park, Fla. and Dennis Beave
int- Pennsylvania; and two nieces, Lisa Raubuck and Ji
Bauer of Pennsylvania.
md Paul C. Curtis, 97, of Rolla, Missouri, died AuE
it a 17, 1982 on his birthday. He was an employee at Gor
for Hospital for thirty years and retired in 1965. He was al
as member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years and had resi,
egi- in Rolla, Mo. for the past fifteen years. He is survived
:ive two daughters, Mary C. Hess of Rolla, Mo., and Agnes
ch, Dille of Mountain Rest, S.C.; two grandchildren, :
r of great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
the Harold H. Fahrubel, 69, of Green Park, Selma, t
died August 20, 1982. He is survived by his wife, Jean
e, a of Selma, Ala. and two daughters, Jeanine Parsons
ces Montgomery, Ala. and Martha Ann Pitman of Mari
Ala. and six grandchildren.
es Edward Pretz Jr., 82 of Churchton, Md. Roger W. Griffith, Jr., 43, died September 30, 198
ne on August 24, 1982. He was married to the He was born in Newport News, Va. and was the son of tl
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a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church of Wa
st River, Md. son
Surivors include a daughter, Helen A. Leyden of niei
ford, Conn; three sisters; four grandchildren and four
Ernest C. Stiebritz, 71, Ocala, Fla. died in Colum- Sh(
,Ohio on August 27, 1982. He retired from the wh
lama Canal Company, Gatun Locks, in August 1971 hot
r 29 years service. He was a member of the Coral Palm ClI
ipter #23, OES, Sibert Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite me
SAbou Saad Shrine Temple. Survivors include his wife, Sal
th of Ocala, Fla.; mother, of Ft. Greeley, Alaska and Cri
etta Speakman of Columbus, Ohio; a son Ernest of all
river, Colo; one brother and three sisters.
Helen Louise Newhard of Bentonville, Ark, died C
gust 31, 1982 in Bentonville of a heart attack. Born in f
in, Mass., she was a registered nurse, a graduate of the
ilkner Hospital School of Nursing. She made her home
he Canal Zone until 1962 when she and her husband W
red to Bentonville, Ark. Survivors include her husband,
'I Newhard; three sons, Bruce R. of Battle Creek, P
:h., Samuel G. of Tiffin, Ohio, and Carl R. Jr. of
gers, Ark. and seven grandchildren. (R
Louise G. Orr, 83, of South Pasadena, Fla. died ton
tember 7, 1982. She left the Canal Zone in 1957 and
formerly a member of the Panama Canal Society of
-ida and attended Pasadena Community Church. Sur- a (
>rs include a son, Thomas of New York City, N.Y. and Ca
Ann Walther, of Sacramento, Calif., died September resi
1982. She came to the Canal Zone in 1954 and worked fou
nurse in Gorgas Hospital until she retired on disability Jan
967. She returned to the U.S. following the retirement Jan
er husband, Roy, who survives her. St.
Margaret Manikas, of Ft. Pierce, Fla. passed away
September 21 after a long illness. Formerly of Gatun, foll
husband is a retired Canal Zone Police officer. She is the
vived by her husband, Archie of Ft. Pierce; a son, Ar- Co
r of Port St. Lucie; three grandchildren; her mother, sio
s. Florence Aron; two brothers, James and Nicholas he
a sister, Joanne, all of Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Co
Thomas W. Fels, 83, of Venice, Fla. died September 197
1982 at Venice Hospital. He retired as a diesel engineer Fla
2 the Panama Canal in 1961. He was a member of the sur
urch of the Redeemer, Sarasota, Fla. and the Orchid em
:iety of Venice. He is survived by his wife, Ethel J.; a
,Ralph W. Fels of Vicksburg, Minn.; two grandsons
I one great-granddaughter. die
Charles Turner, former Police officer on the Atlantic in
: of the Isthmus, died of a heart attack on September 30, wif
12. He is survived by his wife, Carmen and two children Jol
Alexander City, Ala. and three brothers. Scc
gh School in 19/5 and was a veteran of the Viet Nam
.r. He is survived by his mother, Martha Griffith; two
s, Roger III and Michael; a sister, Hazel Berry; two
ces and one nephew, all of Phoenix, Arizona.
Della Mae Howell, 77, of Asheville, N.C. passed
ay at the N.C. Baptist Hospital on September 7, 1982.
e retired from the Panama Canal Company in 1957
ere she was employed by the Commissary and Club-
ise Division since 1942. She is survived by her husband,
irence D. Howell who retired from the CZ Fire Depart-
nt in 1957; a daughter, Margaret H. Pope of Winston-
em, N.C. who worked in the CZ Police Department in
istobal in the early 1950's, and three grand-daughters,
of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Preston M. Trim, Jr. died on September 11, 1982 at
nway Memorial Hospital, Conway, Ark. A long time
imian resident, he was Chief of Marine Traffic Control
:he Panama Canal Company when he retired in 1979
h 33 years of government service. A WWII Navy
eran, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign
irs, the American Legion and the Elks Club. He is sur-
ed by his wife, Dorothy of Conway, Ark.; a son,
:ston, III of Houston, Texas; his daughters, Patricia
;an (Cotton) of San Antonio, Texas, Phyllis Marie
ichal) of Arkansas; his father, Preston Sr. of
ssellville, Arkansas, his brother, Chester of San An-
io, Texas and seven grandchildren.
Barton P. Scott, 78, of St. Petersburg, Fla. died after
lengthy illness on October 2, 1982. He was born in
nada and worked for the Panama Canal Company for
years as a machinist and towing operator. After his
rement in 1966, he moved to St. Petersburg where he
ded for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, Bertha E.;
r sons, Barton P. Jr., of Satellite Beach, Fla., William
ies of California, Thomas S. of Denison, Texas and
ies E. of Lawton, Okla.; a daughter, Rita I. Wright of
Petersburg; two brothers, a sister and eight grand-
Cecil Kovel, of Dothan, Ala. died October 3, 1982
owing a long struggle with heart problems. He joined
Canal organization in 1946 as a meatcutter for the
emissary Division, moving to Storekeeper for the Divi-
i of Storehouses, then to the Dredging Division where
was a property clerk. He later joined the Office of the
mptroller and became Assistant Treasurer for the
iama Canal Company in 1967, becoming Treasurer in
'1 until his retirement in 1976. He lived in Sarasota,
. for a year before moving to Dothan, Alabama. He is
vived by his wife, Edna, who is also a retired Canal
John R. Campbell, Sr., 80, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
d October 19, 1982. He was born in Nova Scotia and
red as a marine engineer from the Panama Canal Zone
1964, when he came to Florida. He is survived by his
e, Ida M.; two sons, Dr. William M., Clearwater, and
in R. Jr., Hudson, Fla.; a brother, Clarence D. of Nova
)tia; four sisters and three grandchildren.
One of the nicest gifts I have received was
subscription to your magazine from my friends, Na
and Norine Kaufer. My family of 9 brothers and sister
went to Cristobal High School there always seemed
be an A. P. Lim in one of the graduating classes, and N
friends with many former Zonians and still correspond
many of them. The school teachers and fine families
came to know have made a lasting impression on me
my family. With a lot of them, we have lost contact ai
hope that by publishing the article from the Spillway, I
again renew my Canal Zone friends. I would really lik
hear from them, especially those who graduated with
from CHS, Class of '51. I was President of the Junior C
and of the Senior Class and was friends with several u:
and lower classmen. Any and all who will write me wil
answered. Questions about the ole' stomping grounds
I usually travel to the U.S. once a year in October
end up in the Dalles, Texas area where my sisters, Aur
(P. Lim) Holloway; Arlene P. (Lim) Gamble and A
P. Lim reside
I wish to congratulate your Society on preserving
American ideals of friendship through your close ties an
I was so pleased to see the picture of George
Edith Engelke and wondered of the whereabouts of tl
I just thought I would write and tell you how mu(
appreciated reading about everyone I knew while they m
here in Panama.
Sincerely, Andrew P. Lim
From The Panama Canal Spillway:
Atlantic music and theatre
program to open
While Andrew P. Lim is no stranger to the Atlai
side and what makes it "tick," having served for the I
fourteen years as Program Director for Atlantic a
Dependent Youth Activities (DYA), Gold Coast resid(
will soon be seeing him wearing a new hat. Mr. Lim ,
recently appointed Program Director for the Atlantic a
Music and Theatre Office, a Department of Defe
morale support activity.
With a thorough background in the performing a
Mr. Lim comes to the new position eager to make it a i
bonanza for the Atlantic side. He is a member of the I
tional Art Honor Society, was the recipient of a Thesp
scholarship, has held numerous personal art exhibits an,
well-known both on and off stage for his theatrical flare.
addition, he has studied music and plays the violin.
In theatre work, Mr. Lim was a member of the forr
Cristobal Little Theatre, and for many years he held the
fice of vice president and manager for the local chapter
the Theatre for the Performing Arts. He has acted
directed, painted scenery for and choreographed numern
plays and musicals on Atlantic-side stages, and he was (
of the founding members of the theatre group, Atlar
Mr. Lim is the recipient of the 1981 SILV'
MEDAL from the Panama Canal, for his high degree
L, _... _r T-,I_.'_ f'-
munity. He also received the Certificate award f
General K.C. Leuer, for civilians, for his dedication o:
free time to the expanding programs of support
assistance to the entire Atlantic military and civilian c
munity. His most recent award was from the Fort D
Chaplins for the Paintings of the Stainned Glass Wind
of the Ft. Davis Chapel and he holds the office of V
President with the Coco Solo Lions Club.
Harry "Doc" Doc-
kery, 64 years of age,
of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, made a
"Hole-in-one" on the
short course at Los
Altos Golf Club in
Mexico. "Doc" was
playing with two
friends, Rudy Watter
and Howard George
when he aced the 100
yd., par three #9 hole,
which is pretty good Dc
evidence that "Doc" is Harry "Doc
still alive and kicking.
Daniel Scott, 5th. generation "Zonian", born
Scott and wife, Val Foster of Diablo, Panama, is the 1f
and first boy grandchild to sport his great-great-gran(
Johnson's red hair. He was born on the 18th. of Mar
1982; same date 72 years ago in 1910 that his grani
Johnson sailed from New York aboard the steamer Pana
to assume his position with the PCC and begin his fan
tree of "Zonians".
Woody and Ruthie (Rose) Foster with Grandson Daniel Sco
Boca Raton, FL.
As the tide changes tho', there'll be no more
nians" and no more Red, White and Blue Troupe, but t
little "Diabloan", an underwater baby, shows probal
signs of being another great swimmer, should we s,
"from the good ole' Chagres Waters".
W. W. Foster
Boca Raton. Fla.
Bob and Kelly Maynard of Montana and Florida
acted Bob and Anna Calvit while passing through. A
y visit was really enjoyed. The Maynards will make
permanent home in Florida.
Tim, of College Station, met his sister, Helen of
mi at the San Antonio airport for a surprise long week-
and visit with her parents, Bob and Anna Calvit.
iderful surprise to have them both here together!
Irma Patchett Kruzick of Kirkland, Wash. came to
ville for the Canal Zone bar-B-que reunion. Visited a
ile weeks with her sister, Anna and brother-in-law, Bob
CRUISING ON THE LOVE BOAT
Pat (Hatchett) Thomas, of Aptos, Calif. writes that
expertise in playing bridge has led to unexpected and
aderful things. She was called one day and asked if she
lid like to oversee and run bridge games or duplicate
Ige; backgammon tournaments and teach these games
le on board a ship. The ship turned out to be the well
wn Love Boat, the Island Princess!
M/V Island Princess
Her first trip was last April, as an assistant Bridge and
kgammon director on the Island Princess, where she had
y to San Juan, Puerto Rico to meet the ship and cruised
k to Los Angeles, Calif. through the Panama Canal. It
a real thrill for her because it had been 23 years since
was in Panama. She was surprised at how little it had
nged except for Pedro Miguel, of course. They were
r docked in Balboa for 5 hours, so she just took a short
through Ancon, Balboa and Panama City. She also
ought back some goodies for her kids.
Then in June she went to Alaska on the Cunard Princess
Director and took an assistant with her. It was a
utiful trip in every way!
In October, she went to Mexico on the USS Daphne, of
Costa Line (Greek) as the Director and went alone. It
a wonderful ship and the service, food and accom-
lations were excellent.
Next year, on August 29th., she is booked on the
re Boat, the Pacific Princess for a 12 day Alaska cruise
ng from San Francisco. Should anyone want to go on
trip, please book through her as she is trying to get a
She says it has been such great fun meets so many
people and just hopes she can continue doing it
ral times a year. She works only while at sea and is free
e she is in port. The Island Princess and the Pacific
tess are identical ships and they are both called Love
Pat is also teaching a course at the University of
fornia, Santa Cruz, which is required in its Legal
stant Certification program. This is the second time
has taught that course, and says "not too bad for the
with an AA from Canal Zone Junior College!"
Those of you wanting to go on that cruise to Alaska on
ust 29th. please write:
P.O. Box 1557
Aptos, Calif. 95003
Tel: (408) 688-4161
In June, Jim and Dorothy Bryant headed for
osho, Mo. where they spent four wonderful days attend-
her 40th. high school reunion. There were friends there
had not seen since 1942. The banquet was the highlight
he evening for all. On the return trip to Florida, Dot
Jim stopped by to see friends, Paul and Gloria
mnolds, in Aiken, S.C. After a short visit, they started
ie via the East coast of Florida to visit with Joe and
ache Stabler who now reside in Titusville. In
:ember, they will be flying to Honolulu, Hawaii, for a
ks visit, then another week aboard the S.S. Constitu-
for a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. After arriving
k on the mainland, they will fly to Reno, Lake Tahoe,
visit with their daughter, Betty and her family in
ncy, Calif. They will arrive back home in October and
have as their guests, Dorothy's sister and brother-in-
SBeulah and Norman Mills of Rogue River, Oregon.
-the-Sea, the Kaufers lived in the second.
While at Janes, a P.O.W. from Viet Nam that I had
!n writing to for 6 years came to visit me. It was nice
At Tampa, my son Ted met me. I also visited
rothy Cantway and Emily Brooks. Saw Julia Neilsen
:Kensie there at Dorothy's and the Ross Hollowells. A
1 nostalgic trip, including the June St. Petersburg
eting of the Panama Canal Society. So finally, 3
mbers of BHS'19 got together in 1982 Dorothy,
ia and Norine Hall.
Norine (Hall) Kaufer
TI t nS l'st-f-S ollf
Bob and Linda Morris are new residents of Richar
son, Texas. Bob retired from the Panama Canal Co. (h
two years DOD-TSA) with twenty three years service.
Before taking up residency in Texas, the Morrises a
family attended the graduation of oldest son, Will Robe
Morris Jr. from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapol
Members of the family attending the "Commissionil
Week" festivities were paternal grandmother Mi
Margaret (Moe) Morris, formerly of Balboa (Schot
Division) now living in Wallace, N.C.; maternal gran
mother and grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Reima
formerly,-f Las Cumbres, Rep. de Panama, now residii
with daughter Linda and son-in-law Bob Morris. Also ;
tending were the Morrison's daughters, Bliss, age 19 ai
Victoria, age 15. Bliss will be attending Texas Christi;
University in Ft. Worth, as transfer student junior. Al
attending "Commissioning Week" were Mr. and Mi
Daniel Hanesworth (Margaret Hanesworth, nee Mc
ris) and two children from Plano, Texas, and Mr. ai
Mrs. William Thomas (Mrs. Maria Thomas, n
A reunion held in 1978 was the beginning of what
now known as the Canal Zone Statesiders. Anyone w
wishes to keep alive their memories of the Canal Zone a
the Republic of Panama, renew old friendships and rec
those special "happenings" in the tropics will be at hox
among the Statesiders.
The Sixth Annual Reunion scheduled for Saturde
June 11, 1983 at the Ramada Inn promises to be an equa
festive and entertaining occasion. NOTE that this is
ALL-IN-ONE-DAY event. The general schedule for t
day will be: Brunch; Cayuco Races; afternoon brea
cocktail hour; Dinner/Dance. Watch for the first flyer
early 1983 which will have all the details.
We wish to maintain the association of all people
the Statesiders mailing list, and also ensure that information
contained in our annual Directory is as complete and up
date as possible. To that end, anytime you have a phoi
address or marital status change, please let us kn
without delay to ensure prompt mail delivery.
In the next Directory will be a list of missing Statesid
"missing" only because we cannot verify the accuracy
their last known address. We will be pleased to "fin
them and restore their names to the mailing list if they N
provide us with their current whereabouts.
A year ago we initiated "Membership With(
Dues" through the sale of an Annual Directory. 'I
charge for the Directory is set to cover all printing a
mailing costs incurred for one year, therefore it is ho:
that all Statesiders will pay their fair share by purchasing
Directory. (See For Sale Column)
1906 Prout Place,
Falls Church, Va. 22043
John A. Morales reports hearing from:
(Former Editor of The Panama American)
119 West Alachua Lane
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Seems Ted was on a bus from Waitanga, N
Zealand to Auckland, when he casually mention
Panama, to fellow passenger Bill Nation of Richardsc
Texas. Bill (a friend of Jeanette Morales Keepers) asl
Ted if he might know John and Margaret Morales, T
shot right back "of course, I know them both!". It trul)
a small world. John has been attending classes at Nor
west Missouri State University heeding its motto "TI
TRUTH SHALL MAKE (KEEP) YOU FREE". M;
garet has been retired for the last year or so but plans
visit her sons John Jr., Lars, Kenneth and daugh
Jeanette and their families in Panama during the month
November. Margaret, at the urging of her friends
Nelson, New Zealand is planning to visit there again
January, 1983. John hopes (if allowed by "PAC/TA)
man) to follow later. John had a minor crisis when
bleeding ulcer ended in profuse perspiring, nausea, ch:
and fainting. The doctor ruled out heart failure and a
ministered 3 pints of blood so that John could continue ]
"Many miles to go. ."
Margaret and John wish all friends warmest Holid
John A. Morales
This has been a busy year for the Becks. In Februe
we visited our son, Major R. Eugene Beck, his wife, I
(Janssen) and their five children prior to their taking off:
Howard Field in the former Canal Zone for Gene's ni
assignment. From June to August the Grimison branch
the family, Tom, Nancy and their children visited us a
Nancy's family in Pennsylvania. On their departure 1
Balboa, they left two of the children in the U.S. to atte
school. Our grandson. Richard Grimison received an c
tment to Ilngs romnt in ilew YorK, and grano-
;hter Christina is attending the University of Central
da in Orlando, but spends most of her weekends with
is it is only about 50 minutes away. Our oldest grand-
;hter, Elizabeth (Grimison) Fahy and her husband,
also spent 10 days with us here. It was the first time
ad met Bill and we enjoyed having both of them very
Helen C. (Grimison) Beck
Merritt Island, Fla.
)W I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION ... OR
CHESAPEAKE! A BAY ADVENTURE.
Florida was hot so hot the night was no longer
y. Through the heavy night air the ringing of the
hone jolted Snookie McCullough out of her dream of
Panama trade-winds and kids screaming at Margarita
"Youse guys wanna go camping wit us?", I asked. (I
the uncanny ability to pick up the native language of
tate I live. I live in New Jersey.)
"You've got to be kidding !", Snookie replied
that little laugh of hers.
So began my summer vacation.
where we all went when feeling a wee bit sea-sick. It
definitely going to be a good camping trip!
We headed for our campsite (47) and set up camp.
Lzement swept over Mac's face as he watched his son
Sup" the Coleman camper he knew then he had
the right thing sending Don to college. My daughter,
Tn, and I were in charge of setting up the screen tent.
I had carelessly left the "how to" at home. I promptly
ied the dog, Brandy. The tent went up inside out
the tent came down the tent went up the tent
Mac yelled, "MILLER TIME!". Sounds of laughter
ed over to our campsite. Fellow campers crowded
ind to watch the tent show. A camper named Fred ap-
iched Mac. a bet was placed. Fred and his lovely
had the tent up in seven minutes flat and it stood
ect. Mac yelled, "MILLER TIME!".
The next day Don and Mac rented a boat and rowed
anto the Chesapeake Bay. Snookie and I went crabbing
Dawn and Heather went to flirt with the fine Virginia
S. the fine Delaware boys the fine Maryland
Snookie turned out to be a cry baby. She'd catch a
and scream. We had about 25 nice crabs in a basket
until Snookie knocked it over trying to get away from
she had just caught. I mumbled, "Hot dogs tonight."
Don and Mac had been out a long time. Snookie
eight her opera glasses and two beers to the dock. We
ched the bay for our loved ones who had gone out to
Finally I zoomed in on the boat the children were
sing to look "So that's how they go .. out at sea
S", I thought. Snookie wanted to peek. Concern
iketed her face. Don was standing in the boat furiously
ing something along side! "My gosh! It couldn't be
JAWS!????", I asked. Snookie and I held each other
prayed we'd paid our insurance premiums.
Don and Mac rowed slowly back to shore. Snookie
I learned that Mac had caught a flounder and had it
ging over the side of the boat. Don thought a flounder
swum up to the side of the boat and couldn't believe his
! He began clubbing the fish. Mac didn't have the heart
:11 his son that he caught the fish the fish was dead
and Don made chum of it.
We got up early the next morning to go fishing on a
r-by dock. There were other fishermen there very
there and very serious. They were probably depend-
on the days catch to feed their families. 'he dogs,
-dy and Mei-tu romped playfully on the dock. (Brandy
e biggest but Mei-tu is the loudest.) Snookie and I tied
chicken necks to our nets and settled down to crab.
akie says she can make a good soup from our bait if we
't catch anything. Donald and Mac cast their lines.
i caught a crab the crab dropped to the dock and
npered, claws reaching for the sky, towards Snookie. A
d curdling scream fills the air. I yell to Snookie not to
p into the bay there are crabs in the water! Don, at
35, received a thrashing from his mother. During the
tement I was lifting my net from the water ... I turned
screamed! In my net, chomping on the chicken net,
the biggest, ugliest eel I'd ever seen! (I remember it
.g at least 12 feet long.) Two fisherman leave the dock.
resume fishing. Mac casts and catches Mei-tu by the
ir. Mei-tu yelps as she is being swung out into
sapeake Bay. Mac grins and says, "I caught myself a
ish." Two more fishermen leave the dock. Don gets a
! It's a fighter! We waited Don reeled 25
utes pass and finally Don brings up a big piece of
ber. Don shook his head and said, "There must have
1 a big sawfish on the end of that lumber." All the other
:rmen leave the dock we are alone. I mumbled,
Don, Mac and I decide to go for oysters the next day.
There is nothing like fresh raw oysters or the smell of for an unexpected arrival date, so we "shacked u
Chesapeake Bay mud at low tide. Mac stood on the shore house with all utility connections having been arrn
and pointed oysters to Don and me as a bird dog points to in advance. They had camping cots, bedding, a
quail. We had a bucket full and Snookie wasn't around to chest, nearby stores and best of all, good neighbor
knock it over. Finally! A dinner we had caught! That night as well as can be done, they're wading through a i
we had raw oysters, steamed oysters, fried oysters and of perhaps 300 cartons of household effects it's
grimaces from two kids. After dinner the adults went to the them they have an immense garage for temporary
pool to take a camper's bath (2 laps across to wash and 2 and staging area. They are not strangers to this a
laps back to rinse) and Dawn went to flirt and Heather ing visited in 1968 (pre-retirement) and then in
went roller skating. again in 1981, being more impressed each time
neaoea oacK to rlor
Karen, goodnight Don
goodnight Heather, gc
S. and friendly cam
On October 8th.
mile drive from the 'V
(N.M.), Oklahoma C
Michaelis finally reac
Timbers, a sub-divisic
usual, appeared late i
their actual arrival dal
ror lN ew jersey. vve nereaDouLs. it wa:
c, goodnight Dawn, other two Canal Zone born children; Gregory, (mar
goodnight Mei-tu. Charmain, Bud Risberg's daughter) and their dau
.. Irene (C.Z. Carnival Queen for 1962), each wit
! GOOD NIGHT daughters of their own who live about five miles af
Houston a hard 540 mile one day drive South. Sc
all of those granddaughters are to visit us for Chr
McCullough even though we will still be unpacking, putting in sh
and storage racks and felling trees for the winter n
ahead. However, ever the wandering gypsies, they
itful four-day 1600 again in April of next year on a trip from Washil
agstaff, Santa Rosa D.C. to Key West and points between, including
:h, John and Polly longed and very much overdue, concentrated visital
ome in Whispering Florida.
rk. The movers, as
I October 12th. As John and Polly Michael
we were prepared Whispering Timbers, Ar]
stories which Hedvig i
indeed a nostalgic trial
According to inj
stories from 1936 thru
borg had kept, was club was re-organizec
The 1940 direct(
ied in some direc- Southern California'
of 1917 a group of Canal Society of Lc
-11111-17 11-1 5 'Al _L_ V"U, ..-A- F .....1 _- -- ----l _IIIA FV -I .7 -xl~U 1
Park, Los Angeles, and discussed forming an organization, area. For many years luncheons were held each yeai
Arrangements for the affair were handled by Mrs. W. H. second Sundays in March and December; picnics or
Naylor, Mrs. F. S. Watkins and Mrs. Frank Rivers. For cond Sunday in June and September. Various locat
the next three years picnics were held at irregular intervals, were selected in the Los Angeles area for the gathering
all details being handled by these three ladies. Old timers will remember that at the picnics the Pi
In September 1921 a permanent organization was set dent or Vice President carted big gray enamel coffee :
up as "The Panama Canal Club of Southern California" and made coffee. That got to be a monumental task, so
with Mr. Walter C. Cousineau as the first president. Four ving of coffee at picnics was discontinued.
picnics were held in 1922, and in 1923. Yearbook listing Some time in the late 50's, interest in and attend
217 ex-employees (not all members of the Club) was at picnics waned, and it was decided to discontinue picr
published in July 1923. Monthly meetings were held from and have three or four luncheons each year. In the 195(
October 1923 to June 1928, except for short periods during newsletter was started and sent to members of the Soci
the summer months. Those attending enjoyed dancing, and forwarded to the Canal Record in Florida for incluc
card parties, entertainment, in that publication. Luncheons were held at various 1I
In 1929 interest waned, and the club was inactive tions many were held at Knott's Berry Farm the
from 1929 to April 1932. At that time, Mr. Tom Booz ar- ter drew large attendance.
Over the years the Society has had its ups and downs, Sue was named an honorary member of the Haven
ood membership and attendance, and poor: many of the Board of Trustees. "If anyone is suffering in any way, Sue
Id timers who worked hard to keep things going are not Odom will try to care for him," said Joe Meadows, direc-
iith us any more, yet somehow the Society survives. It is tor of The Haven.
eassuring to see that now the younger generation is taking "When I first found out what a generous and unsel-
ver the reins, and will keep the Canal Zone spirit alive and fish person Sue is was when she donated the Steinway
iell. piano to the Dothan Opera House. She had been saving
money to buy herself a new car, but she decided the piano
Thelma Reppe was more important," said Meadows. "I don't know of
Long Beach, Calif. o any reason why Sue Odom has done so much for Dothan.
It's her adopted home, but she's lived in other places most
Living a life filled with love for others of her life."
y Elisabeth Helms of The Dothan Progress A FRIEND TO ANIMALS
Some people say there's Sue's love also extends to animals. "If she finds an
'a magic about Sue Core unfortunate animal such as a dog, cat, or squirrel, she'll
)dom." Many consider befriend it and try to take care of it," said Meadows. Sue's
.er "Dothan's greatest nephew, Dick Passage, remembers when she found a baby
philanthropist."' Still pig beside the road. Since the pig was in bad condition, Sue
others say she is a woman took him home and cared for him, naming him Clover.
vho has "a heart of He remembers Sue taking bread to several poor
old." All seem to agree families each week. She also created Dothan's only bird
hat she is a woman whose sanctuary, feeding the wild birds seven to 10 loaves of
ove for others has bread every day.
nominated her entire life. In 1963, Sue became involved with the Boys Club and
During the 30 years she was named a member of its board. Besides donating her
as lived in Dothan, she own money, Sue wrote a book about the club to help raise
as given generously and funds. "For two years Sue talked with the boys and found
nselfishly of her time, her out how their needs were being met at the Boys Club. She
talents, and her material compiled her notes into a book about the organization,"
oods to help others. said Charles Camp, Boys Club director.
Sue Odom grew up on Sue Odom "Sue Odom has the greatest insights into young peo-
.er parents' farm in ple of anyone I've ever known," he added. "She was a
Vashington state. She helped with the hard physical labor great motivator for the staff. We felt good just to be in her
f farming, picking hops to help put herself and three presence."
.ieces through school. After graduating as class valedic- In 1963, a young man named Carlton Turner was
oran from Central Washington State University, she having financial difficulties. Mrs. Odom made her guest
became a school teacher and at the age of 18 she was named house available for him to live in until his situation im-
school principal in Tracyton, Washington. proved. Dr. Turner is now President Reagan's senior
When Sue was 21, she moved to the Panama Canal policy advisor on the misuse of drugs and is recognized as
.one where she taught for 30 years. During that time she the nation's foremost authority on the effects of marijuana.
aught three boys who later became presidents of Panama.
While in Panama, Sue met and married Dr. John D. 'A GREAT LADY'
)dom, who was serving as a quarantine officer in the
,anal Zone. During WWII, the Odoms entertained the "I'm never nervous around the President or the First
UIs who were entering the Pacific Theatre. Sue often Lady," said Dr. Turner. "But it's different when I'm
erved punch and cookies to as many as 400 servicemen, around Sue Odom because I know I'm in the presence of a
obtaining the name and home address of each one. She great lady who's done so much for mankind. The things
iter wrote letters to the parents of the young men giving she's done weren't done for fame or glory, but because
hem news of their sons. they needed to be done.
Sue Odom was the first woman to fly across the "She taught me how necessary it is to have a basic
sthmus of Panama to view archeological diggings in the knowledge of human nature," he said. "Sue Odom will
ingle. During many summers, she worked as a social always be one of the guiding lights of my life."
director on the Gracelines' tours of South America. A building at Northside Methodist Academy was
When Dr. Odom retired, he and Sue returned to his recently dedicated to Sue Core Odom. A member of
ome near Columbia, Alabama. The Odoms lived happily Northside Methodist Church, Sue sang in the choir for
n their 2,000 acre farm raising peanuts and cattle. many years. Six years ago she deeded her home to the
church to be used as a pastorium.
THE HAVEN "It's a privilege to be the pastor of this great lady,"
said Dr. Jack E. Noble, pastor of Northside Methodist.
Dr. Odom soon became involved in the establishment "She's given me far more than I've ever given her."
f a treatment facility for alcoholics, which later became Some of Sue's other gifts to Dothan have been the
known as The Haven. Following his death, Sue presented donation of a heart unit to Southeast Alabama Medical
5 acres of land to The Haven Board in memory of her Center in honor of Dr. Odom and sizeable contributions to
husband. The road in front of The Haven has been named the Cancer Research Clinic. She has made and donated
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Memorial Library. She has written more than 20 8) Mongoose love him Rum Gorgona
children's books, donating the proceeds to various Say de ting 'no da goma'
organizations. "Besides these things, she's done a thou- Best he drink de Chagres watah Sly Mongoose
sand others no one knows about," said one of her friends. 9) Mongoose go to the White Stah Linah
Because of health reasons, Sue has decided to leave Beg de Captain, wot de timah?
Dothan to live with her family in Washington. She may be Captain tell him Kiss my b---ah Sly Mongoose
reached in care of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Passage, 11407 Any Chorus
Southeast 326 Place, Auburn, Washington, 98002.
Although Sue Odom has left Dothan, she will long be The "Bad Bamboo Lane Bwoys from de Colon Side"
remembered for her generosity and her love for others. used to sit around and make up verse after verse of "Sly
"Sue practices true anonymity as Jesus did, giving without Mongoose" but too many dry seasons have passed
expecting anything in return," said Joe Meadows. "It's overhead to remember them all. "Bamboo Lane Bwoys"
very seldom that a person like Sue Odom comes along, used to say:
Dothan has been enriched by her presence." o La Boca gals is nice and fine dem wiggle dem b---ie
like a ball of twine, BUT De Gamboa Gals is rude and ruff
if you touch dem, hm-hmm, dem gi'ya a cuff.
(Sorry, Wes, can't print any of the others you gave
SLY MONGOOSE me. Ed)
Some time ago, you asked for verses to "Sly "Wes" Townsend
Mongoose" here are a few: Ocala, Fla.
("Moongoose is a real lady's man a boozer and
an all around man about town. Brought from India to help Thanks must also go to Mr. Caleb Clement of Pen-
in Jamaica. During the "digging of the ditch", Mongoose sacole, Fla. for his renditions of "Sly Mongoose". Two of
was brought to the Canal Zone, where his fame still con- his contributions that are printable are a little dif-
tinues in "Bajun") ferent from the above:
1) We brot you here for de people's good Sly Mongoose, de dogs know your name
If you'd help us like you could I say, Sly Mongoose, you are to blame.
But you don't act like you should Sly Mongoose Mongoose go to Mr. Bedwood's kitchen
Chorus: Teaf himself all his righteous chicken
Sly Mongoose, de dog know your name Put it into him waistcoat pocket Sly Mongoose
Sly Mongoose, you ain't got no shame I say, Sly Mongoose, oh your name gone abroad
2) Mongoose look like a ring-tail monkey Sly Mongoose, I say, your fame gone abroad
Fool around wid me sure foot donkey Mongoose go to Cecelia theater
Tak a stick and lick him bonkey Sly Mongoose Tell de man he is de operator
Chorus: Mr. Wilcoxsay, "comebacklater" Sly Mongoose
Sly Mongoose, your name gone abroad
Sly Mongoose, your name gone abroad Caleb Clement
3) Mongoose went in de lady's kitchen Pensacola, Fla. o
Tak up haf of she big fat chicken
Pu it into him waistcoat pocket Sly Mongoose GULL Y Brad Pear on
4) Mongoose came to Colon Town
Learn to chase de gals around
Policia lick him down Sly Mongoose
5) Mongoose fine one shine, shine dollah BEFORE YOU
Go to town to buy one collah RETIRED //WHO DID
When it choke him, you hear him hollah Sly Mongoose YOU USED
Any Chorus TO BE ?
About this time, Hal Wardlow, the fastest male swim-
mer on the Isthmus graduated I think from Cristobal _
High School and became manager of the old Cecilia I
Theater on Central Avenue in Panama City.
6) Mongoose go to Cecilia teatah
Tell Mistah Wardlow He's an operatah
Mister Wardlow tell him come backlatah Sly Mongoose
7) Mongoose drink him Rum Cortez
Tell de world 'que bueno es'
When him dance it make him de bes' Sly Mongoose
FEBRUARY 4, 1983, PCSOFL
Tlih A 5 DTTDY T711"1' T Y TTiTrTY F'lkT 1
--__ _--- --_ --
costume, if y
1 3M ~be a buffet I
S generous Ty
t rruz con rollo, rlatano, Carimanolas, Bacalao, Sevi
S3 : Johnny Marzetti or Sopa Borracha. All prizes will
Panamanian items. The meeting will start at 12:00
SAU and the luncheon will be part of the meeting. The d
U A S I will open at 11:30 a.m. Come out and join the fun at
S Typical Panamanian Carnivalito.
A Beach Party will be held May 14, 1983 during
/ C Annual Reunion festivities in St. Petersburg, Fla. for
younger age group of Zonians and former Zoniz
Although this function is not under the auspices of
SPanama Canal Society of Florida and their agenda, it
be under the capable management of Chris Skeie
Doug Crook, who have directed this popular activity c
E R O ing the past few years. The Beach Party/Picnic will b4
E R O the same location as last year Ft. DeSoto Park. Infori
tion and maps will be available at the Annual Ball, helix
0 the Coliseum, St. Petersburg.
V O Anyone interested in getting pictures taken at
1983 Reunion please contact Pauline Arnold, our Offi
ytSl~L~L~fj~L~t~C ^S~f^SICiif^^ PiT-.tno.-.wi~lm I,,,, C.AA -- OOA 1)c 77,
Kerrville's Hill Country Zonians will hold t
Christmas Party on December 11, at the local Elks C
Cocktails will be available at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at
p.m. Cost is $7.50 per person. Reservations and payn
must be in by December 6th. Mail to Marilyn Carter,
Bluebell, Kerrville, Texas 78028.
'mher whn knnwA the nameP anrd arclreq,
with your information, so that we may up-date our ros
~Please send to Editor, 1408 Byram Drive, Clearwater,
ur m -III V-C~( r,
et together and remember the good times
Carnival. Wear a Native Dress or a carn
'ou desire. Win a prize for the best costul
and theme will be all Panamanian. This
uncheon with everyone requested to brin
pical Panamanian dish, such as Empanac
1t T*I1 /' 1 T*l 1 L"
SThose interested in a CHS'46 Class Reunion in 1983
D elinquent Dues starts a 37th. anniversary get-together, contact Marilyn
Marsh, 19520 South Central Point Rd., Oregon City, OR
1 Feb. 1983 97045.
1 F 198 Plans are being formulated to hold this in conjunction
with the CHS'43 reunion to be held at the Annual Re-
union in Florida on May 12, 1983.
OFFICIAL & EXCLUSIVE
The Class of Cristobal High School, 1973 will be
A BHS/CHS'63 Twentieth Anniversary Reunion holding a 10th. Anniversary Reunion during the Annual
is being planned for St. Petersburg, Fl., during the sum- Reunion in Florida during 12-14 May, 1983. Please con-
mer of 1983. Pass the word to all BHS/CHS classmates of tact Edith Marsh Stribling, 3698 Northridge Drive, Con-
'63. Hotel reservations will be made for you. Support this cord, Calif. 94518. Plans are already underway.
to make it a success. Please contact the following for details:
(BHS) Chris Skeie Those interested in a BHS 1956 Class reunion in 1983
5725 80th St. #309 in conjunction with the Canal Zone Reunion, please
St. Petersburg, FL 33709 contact:
Tel: (813) 544-1014
Billie Sue (Spencer) Richard
(CHS) Bev Vaughn (Dockery) P.O. Box 9133
3826 Briarcliff Dr. Naples, FL 33941
Douglasville, GA 30135
Tel: (404) 942-1032 Now is the time to start generating interest so we can
plan the best Class reunion ever!
Class of BHS Reunion. Help is needed in locating
members of the Class of 1950. Plans are being formulated Class Reunion Cristobal High School Class of
to hold a 35th. Reunion in conjunction with the Society's 1943 will be hosting a Class Reunion May 12, 1983 at the
reunion in 1985. Anyone knowing the whereabouts/ad- Holiday Inn Surfside, Clearwater Beach, Florida. A gala
dresses of members please contact one of the following: evening is being planned with a Dinner-Dance, entertain-
Shirley (Smith) O'Connor 13942 Yankton Way, ment, door prizes and surprizes.
Westminster, Calif. 92683; Pete Lang, PSC Box 1193, We are looking forward to having alumni from both
APO Miami, Fla. 34002; Jean (Powell) Arndt, 677 BHS and CHS all graduating classes are invited. We
Eleston Dr., Crystal Lake, Ill. 60014; John E. Schmidt, will be honoring all classes, so plan on attending and spend
Jr., 2739 Vassar Rd., Tallahassee, Fla. 32308. Thanks for an evening Down Memory Lane with your former
any help you may provide for us. classmates. The fun will start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner
served at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment and dancing will start
right after dinner. Make your reservations now.
Class Reunion 1934 Graduating Class of Cristobal 77
High School. A class reunion is planned for Panama in the END YOUR RESERVATIONS TO:
Spring of 1984 during the "dry season" for members of |
this class, including husbands and wives. Those interested, Muriel
please contact any of the following: 5711 Whitman & Sugar DiRoma
711 53rd Ave. No.
William F. Stone 'St. Petersburg, FL 33709
100 Bush St. Suite 1313 PHONE NO. 813-544-0214
San Francisco, CA 94104
101 Glenwood Ave. Name:
Patwucket, RI 02860
Honorable Jose Dominador Bazan
P.O. Box 550 I
Colon, Rep. de Panama
Sreservation(s) for Dinner-Dance $15.00 per
Health Bureau Personnel: All former and present person.
Health Bureau personnel are invited to a tea on Friday, Please send check or money order with your reserva-
May 13, 1983, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday tion. All reservations should be in by May 1, 1983.
Inn Surfside Hotel. Anyone planning to attend please con-
tact Kitty McNamee (305) 791-0664 or Irene Ladrach lIf any additional information is wanted please con-
(813) 392-3943 or take pen in hand and write. Costs will be Itact the above.
announced in the March issue of the Canal Record. .. ...... .
la are plann- For Sale:
rfcirle Clenr- f.nn-i'nrr" hx I
1i1 ill ii1CaWdraL DcicII/oL. rteCrsLurg, 1r. t/-U rFas
ns and their invited guests are invited to attend.
otify Grace Williams, 4034, 32nd Ave. No. St. For Sale: New 1982 Directory from Canal Zo:
3urg, Fl. 33713, (Ph. 813-525-3509) or Dorothy .
urg, Fl. 33713, (Ph. 813-525-3509) or Dorothy Statesiders. 1981 Directory contained approximately 51
5698 44th Ave. No., St. Petersburg, Fl. 33709, (Ph.
5698 44th Ave. No., St. Petersburg, F. 33709, (Ph. names the all new 1982 Directory will knock your soc
-4-2352). Cost: $9.00 Confirmed reservations or n
-2352). Cost: $9.00 Confirmed reservations or off. Listing such items as Born in CZ or Rep. of Panam
rations must be made by Tuesday, May 10, 1983. .
nations must be made by Tuesday, May 10, 1983. years lived in the Zone; places lived; schools attended
memberships in clubs and places of employment. Co:
$4.00 each. Order early, from Ted Norris, 1906 Pro
aBl <& A R t Place, Falls Church, Va. 22043.
BPR AWanted: Royal Doulton Tobies, Lg. Devil (two fe
0 09 W W illb ed) $400.00, small $150.00; Clown $250.00; Tiny Ju
$35.00; Figurines, Animals & China. Claudis Howe
1205 Fountainhead Dr., Deltona, FL 32725. Pho:
Charge for 1/20th. (Approx. 3-1/4 "x 1") page
,2.00; 1/5th. page is $4.00. Send all ads to Editor, For Sale: Modern Ranch 3 bedroom house w:
)8 Byram Dr., Clearwater, FL 33515. Ads ac- Mountain view and 40 acres of land in beautiful Northw<
ited from members only. Arkansas; Deep well, Central heating and air, sto
fireplace, excellent TV and radio reception, School bus a
mail, one Hobby house, one Hay barn, Fruit trees, Gra
vines and a creek bordering property. 6 Acres cleared a
or Sale: 50th. Anniversary Playing Cards. Blue balance is timber. Asking $68,500. Tel: (501) 749-2779
,old design of Society emblem $2.00 plus 504 mail- write Oscar Hall, c/o T.E. Rowe, Rt. 4, Box 277, B
large. Decal same color, size and design 50: ryville, Arkansas 72616.
plus 20< mailing. Order from Douglas Crook, 5150
Ave. South, Gulfport, FL 33707.
Marvel Iglesias For Sale: Replicas of GOLDEN HAUCAS (
and PANAMA in 22 Kt. gold plate over sterling silver. Cast
M. Vandervelde various motifs and sizes. Made by Neville A. Harte, 36
Brixton Lane, Holiday Lakes Estates, Holiday, FL 335!
This book re-lives the Tel: (813) 937-7525.
drama that was Lonnie
born primitive to be- For Sale: Panama Canal Buckles, Collector's Seri,
4Z, come an educated, solid bronze. Type A; Rectangular with Pedro Migi
Christian tribal leader; Locks and Seal. Type B; Oval with CZ Seal. Uncon,
inhistory, level with two tionally guaranteed. $10.00 each or two for $19.00. Mi
s long-ago Kunas of San Blas Islands. He married Carpenter, 3100 Thurman Rd. SW, Apt. G-25, Hu]
:1 Elya, a Michigan girl who helped lift the tribe sville, AL 35805. Tel: (205) 533-3364.
d up the victims of sharks and alligators trans-
he Bible into Kuna. .. Imported a burro, but the
i warned the pregnant that their babies would have For Sale: Canal Zone Boundry Markers. Roun
ars if they looked at it. **A new book about mission bronze plaque, 4 2 diameter, 2 deep, /2 raised letter
tures of a former primitive Kuna. Release date is in saying "Canal Zone Boundry" with numbers. Very ra
nber, by same authors as "Beauty is a Ring in My and hard to get. Some with pictures. Alone, $200.0
'. Book orders will be filled in order received, as soon Plaques on wood from the Balboa Police Station des
sible. $7.00 each. Velde Press, 402 Lakeshore Drive, $250.00 Write: James L. Fulton, Jr., PSC Box 207
:tsburg, Iowa 50536. APO Miami, FL 34002.
I THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC. ZONe
I Application for Membership
SBox 11566 1 1
I o! SSt. Petersburg, Florida 33733 X
I, hereby apply for membership (Renewal) to the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and enclose my $15.00 annual membership fee,
for the year 1983. $10.00 of this amount is for a subscription to the Canal Record for
Zip Code _
Amount Enclosed $_ Check M.O. ___Cash
Membership and subscription fee is $15.00 per year, per family. (One household)
Please send money order unless check is on State's Bank
Delinquent charges of $2.00 will be assessed to those members who do not remit for
renewal membership fee prior to 1 February.
Memberships expire on 31st. December and renewal must be postmarked by 31
January in order to avoid delinquent fee.
New memberships will be accepted after 1 July in any year for $2.50 in membership
fees and $5.00 for subscription to the Canal Record for the balance of that calendar
year, providing the following year's membership and subscription fees are paid at the
same time (in advance).
Name should be exactly as you wish it to appear in the ANNUAL ISSUE.
Mr., Mr. and Mrs., Miss or Mrs.
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SOCIETY PLATE AND DECAL
Society Tag, $4.00 ea.
Society Decal, $1.50 ea.,
Please mail to:
State Zip Code
Number wanted, Tags
Number wanted, Decals
Total enclosed $
m~llri n -- iinm in1 in in -
For Sale: Book "Rails to the Diggings" Construc-
tion Railroads of the Panama Canal, 224 pages, soft
bound, 8 2 x 11 ", color cover, 168 photos and 32 draw-
ings/maps, many never published before. Contents in-
clude: Where first locomotives came from; The French Era
and their peculiar railroad operation; % book devoted to
the America effort, highlighting management structure of
railroad; changes to routes; the famous "R" Tower
covered in detail and many other facts and figures never
covered before. Not a rehash of hundreds of other books
about the Canal. Data carefully compiled including on-site
interviews and research. Write publisher: Charles S.
Small, 11 Dandy Dr., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Cost $25.00.
Wanted: Anyone having pieces of Royal Doulton
Coachman or Hunting Scene patterns to sell, please con-
tact Alice Strauss McLean, 7874 Spencer, #15, Pasadena,
Wanted: Photographs detailing the old forts and other
Spanish constructions in and around old Portobelo, for a
book about SPAIN IN PANAMA. If original negatives are
not available, I would appreciate original photos which I
can readily copy. Glad to tender remuneration. Arthur R.
Tolp, P.O. Box 2073, Fort Myers, FL 33920. Tel: (813)
For Sale: Pen Sets. (#1) Panama Railroad Original
Rail, Tie & Spike, 1853-1869 (#2) French Rail on Tie,
Construction Era, (#3) Panama Canal Matches Large
cover & small box embedded in plastic on mahogany -
Plus Panama Canal photographs of Construction Days -
early 1900's to late 1930's Six different sets, 10 photos
per set. Pictures have dates and identification on each.
$4.75/set. Write for prices and information on Pen Sets.
Bee Winford, 1227 Oak Hill St., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Wanted: I am anxious to purchase whatever pieces I
can locate of "Rose" Minton China. Would appreciate
any calls (collect) at 504-861-0797 or write to Mrs. Ora
Virginia Ewing Stich, 7103 Maple Street, New Orleans,
Bumper stickers still available: Tell the world you
spent time in the Canal Zone, We have two legends
available in Red lettering on white background:
"I am a Zonian" and "Zonians do it in the Canal"
Mix or match; prices include postage: $1.75 for one
- $3.25 for two $1.50 each for three or more. Write
Ted Norris, 1906 Prout Place, Falls Church, Va. 22043.
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