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Peter W. Foster
Ray W. Wheeler
1st Vice President
George R. Egolf
2nd Vice President
Shirley A. Boswell
Richard W. Beall
Victor H. May, Jr.
Mrs. Muriel H. Whitman
Sergeant at Arms
The President's M message ............................................. 1
From the Secretary .................................................. 2
Editor's Corner ..................................................... 2
Legislative Report ................................................... 3
From the Past Secretary/Treasurer ..................................... 4
Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws .................................... 5
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ............................ 8
1986 Preliminary Reunion Report ...................................... 10
1985 Reunion ...................................................... 12
N ew s C lips ......................................................... 46
R etirem ents ........................................................ 48
Your Reporter Says ................................................. 49
Alabam a ..................... 49 New Jersey ................... 67
Arkansas .................... 57 North Carolina ............... 68
California .................... 54 Northwest ................... 69
Colorado .................... 60 South Carolina ............... 69
Florida ...................... 61 Texas ....................... 70
Louisiana ................. 64 Virginia ..................... 75
Mississippi ................... 66 The Younger Generation ....... 77
Congratulations ..................................................... 78
W eddings ......................................................... 80
Births ............................................................ 85
With Deep Sorrow .................................................. 87
Letters to the Editor ................................................. 91
Looking Back ....................................................... 97
For Sale or W anted .................................................. 105
Monaco Real Estate & Interior Design...... 28 Jadan, Inc..................... 48
All Advertising Associates ......... 7
Front Cover: Mr. Peter W. Foster, newly elected president of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida for the year 1985-1986. Mr. Foster resides in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Back Cover: World's largest dipper dredge, the Rialto M. Christensen, which was added to
Panama Canal's watercraft in September, 1977. (Panama Canal Photo)
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sep. 6 PCSOFL Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Walter Fuller Community Center,
7891 26th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL
Sep. 13-15 Panama Canal West Coast Reunion, Catamaran Hotel, San Diego,
California. (See Announcements)
Oct. 5 PCSOFL Annual Picnic, Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs, 10 a.m. (See
Oct. 7-10 "Gas House Gang" Invitational Golf Tournament, Olympic Spa, Dothan,
Ala. (See Announcements)
Oct. 12 Gulf Coast 3rd Annual ex-Zonian Picnic. (See Announcements)
Oct. 13 Luncheon, Northwest Arkansas. (See Announcements for reservations
Nov. 1 PCSOFL Regular Meeting, Walter Fuller Community Center, 1:30 p.m.
7891 26th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dec. 1 Holiday Luncheon, PCSOSC, Knott's Berry Farm.(See Announcements)
Dec. 6 PCSOFL Christmas Party/Meeting, Countryside Country Club. (See
Dec.. 7 Kerrville Sixth Annual Christmas Dinner. (See Announcements)
Jul. 11-13 '86 Pocono Reunion, Best Western Hill Motor Lodge, Tannersville, Pa.
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I want to extend my appreciation to all those
members who took the time to mail in the ballots
which resulted in my being elected to serve the
term 1985-1986 as your 32nd. President of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
My goal for the coming year is no different
than most of those who volunteer to serve the Soc-
iety that is, to pursue the course which is eco-
nomically sound, practical and will reap the most
benefits for the majority of the members of the
The common element in most successful non-pro-
fit organizations, is team work. In my opinion,
the Society has gone through a long up-hill climb
to regain its team work I do not intend to dis-
rupt this common element.
I would like to take a quick look back and con-
gratulate the following Past-Presidents for the
part they took in helping to develop a smooth op-
eration, flexable enough to adjust to the inevit-
able growth and changing times:
Al Pate He recognized that the Society had to
change its basic guidelines and method of oper-
ating. Although Al met with many obstacles, and in
many cases was basically misunderstood by many
members, he took the plunge (but didn't quite
reach his goal). In my book, Al had the foresight
and guts to start the ball rolling.
Anna Collins -- Provided the quieting effect re-
quired to regroup and encourage the understanding
needed to put the Society on the right track.
Vic May Had the courage and back-bone to pur-
sue the changes necessary to establish some prac-
tical method which would provide an efficient
means to maintain the Society's 4000 membership
files and the related financial records.
I want these Past-Presidents to know that all
their time and efforts (no matter how frustrating
at the time) were appreciated and well spent.
I'm looking forward to working with the '85/'86
Executive Board, whose members are:
Bill Wheeler 1st. Vice President
"Kibby" Bouche 2nd. Vice President
Shirley Boswell Secretary/Treasurer
"Pat" Beall Record Editor
Dorothy Yocun Chaplain
Paul Disharoon Sergeant-at-Arms
Bob Herrington Historian
Vic May Past President
Muriel Whitman Legislative Officer
My 1985 Reunion Report can be found elsewhere
in this Canal Record. The Reunion was a success
and YES the Hyatt wants us back. For those of
you who are wondering about the 1986 Reunion, as
far back as April, I started trying to line up a
hotel with a hall large enough to handle the Ann-
ual Ball it's tough!
The Committees for 1985/86 are as follows:
Budget and Audit Jane Huldtquist, Chairperson;
Dot Herrington and Harry Egolf.
Bylaws Joe Hickey, Chairman.
Hospitality Jeanne Wheeler, Chairperson.
Refreshments Olga Disharoon, Chairperson.
Publicity & Advertising Pat Beall, Chairman.
Picnic Bill Wheeler, Chairman.
Telephone June May, Mildred Hickey, Aura Erikson
Museum Adrien 'Yibby" Bouche, Chairman.
Blood Bank Vic May, Anna Collins, Pete Foster.
Service Officers Eugene Askew and Vic May.
Volunteers are needed for the following comm-
ittees: Luncheon Sunshine Program & Entertain-
I encourage more members to come forward and
volunteer for one of the above committees. Let me
know who you are the Society needs your help!
With your help and cooperation, I hope to make
this and enjoyable and interesting year for Soc-
Here I am, six months into my new job and I
still feel like a novice. It has been a very busy
time for me, but I have had lots of support from
officers and members of the Society. It truly is
a labor of love!
As you have all been told, the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Inc. is growing and changing.
In an attempt to keep pace with the changes we
have had to relinquish old methods in favor of
computerization, via a computer service. As a re-
suit, we have encountered all the normal and not-
so-normal problems. The mailing of the June Canal
Record reflected a multitude of errors and I hope
you will all bear with us as we endeavor to get
all our records in order.
One way you can help us is to be sure and no-
tify us of any change of address and/or status
that will effect the mailing of the Canal Records
or the entry of names and addresses in the Annual
issue. Unfortunately, when a Canal Record is sent
to an incorrect address, the postal employees rip
off the cover, throw away the rest of the book,
and mail the ripped off cover back to us at a cost
to the Society of 30 cents. Therefore, we lose a
Canal Record, the original cost of mailing the
book, and, to add insult to injury, we have to pay
out 30 cents to the Post Office to receive our
cover back. Now that hurts! When we finally do
receive a change of address from the member, the
only way we can send a replacement book is to
charge the member $3.50. Now that you know how im-
portant it is to forward a change of address to
the Society at the same time you send one to the
Bank, Time Magazine, and various relatives, we
know we can count on your support.
We are making every effort to list your names,
nicknames, titles and maiden names in the Annual
issue, as per your requests. We do have to limit
this information to forty (40) spaces and we have
to maintain an order so the computer can find our
members when we need to call up a list. I sin-
cerely hope that the format we are now using meets
with your approval. We are working hard to please
our members and still be cost efficient. We are a
people-oriented organization and we do not want to
lose the personal touch.
Aaaaah, yes the Reunion! What a super way to
see old friends and to renew old acqauintences and
talk about old times! Some of you members may be
able to re-live those moments through the photos
in this issue. There must have been over two hun-
dred pictures cross over my desk of the reunion,
and the most difficult job was to select those for
printing. I would have like to print them all, but
with all the news sent in, the book would have
been to big to staple together! I had to make the
choice (I hope correctly) and would like to thank
those whose photos I chose, especially Bernadette
Collins, our official photographer; Jeanne Flynn
Stough, Anne Edards Hale, Stella Boggs DeMarr,
Peggy Sealey Hutchison, Doris Ehnan Monaco and
Patt Foster Roberson. If the names are not always
correct under the captions, I apologize. We all
did our best.
The 1986 Reunion has the prognosis of being
even better than last year. The Board, under the
,guidance of Pete Foster, did their homework and
selected the Hyatt Regency again, PLUS the Curtis-
Hixon Hall for the Annual Ball! The Hyatt people
have admitted they underestimated our needs and
promised some significant changes for 1986, beside
which, they lowered their rate for 1986! The dance
location can hold 2500 people and has ample room
so as not to feel crowded including the dance
floor. The biggest PLUS is the recent grand open-
ing of Harbor Island nearby. We toured the facil-
ity and I was impressed! Shops of all kinds, and
every kind of foods imaginable even empanadas!
If you like seafood, that's the place. The beau-
tiful setting on the water, the grandeur of the
entire arrangement is breath-taking. Too bad it
wasn't opened three months ago! I think those of
you who had qualms about going back to the Hyatt
will be pleasantly surprised! (I was).
According to our official figures, 2611 members
and guests registered for the 1985 Reunion the
biggest ever. No wonder Tanpa considers us the #1
convention in the Tampa Bay area! Even so, there
must have been at least 125 who did not register.
Most hotels turned us down flatly including the
Beach hotel, saying they couldn't handle us. It's
nice to be #1, but it's terrible to be limited to
only 2 or 3 places IF they have dates open!
The news is still coming in past the deadline
but can't use it. Everything has already gone to
the printers as I write this, and the door is now
closed for the September book. Hopefully it will
get in the December issue.
Our biggest problem now remains the same old
thing members don't send changes of address, and
with our ranks swelling to the 4000 mark, this is
causing headaches not to mention the costs in-
curred. We manage to pick up a few changes when
members casually write about so-and-so moving, but
we miss a few that way. With computerization doing
our membership list, mailing list and State files,
we try to be as accurate as possible, since just
one change costs money. Our membership strength
has pretty much done away with the old, antiquated
system we once used when we had only 2000 members.
The membership has increased, but your office help
hasn't. We're trying to make it work.
I'd like to casually mention that I typed the
entire text of this issue just this once! It got
a little frustrating when someone would write and
ask that I change this and that from their letter,
after I had already typed it. I know now what type
setters go through, and WHY there is a deadline!
You've got to experience it one to know what it's
I would appreciate any comments you may have on
the printing in this issue, as it was all done on
a typewriter. Good and bad reports will be gladly
accepted. The errors are all mine. I found that
typing after 2 a.m. makes one prone to make mis-
takes so give me a break!
I'm getting ready for 1986 are you? Hotel
reservation forms will be in the December issue,
and the general info, plus Ball, Luncheon, etc.
forms will be in the March issue. There's room for
October 25, 1985
After the budget framework for achieving a 1986
budget compromise was revealed, the House adopted
a non-binding motion which instructs their budget
conferees to support the position of guaranteeing
the COLA on all government retirement including
Civil Service Retirement. While this position is
still secure, all letters and congressional con-
tacts should continue to press for equal COLA
treatment of all non-means tested federally admin-
istered retirement benefits programs. Now that the
negotiations have again broken down between the
House and the Senate conferees, it appears doubt-
ful at this time that a resolution will be reached
before Congress recesses in August. They will re-
convene in September, giving them one month to
complete the budget resolution before the fiscal
year starts on October 1, 1985.
Blue Cross Blue Shield proposal to rebate excess
surplus funds from Federal employee Health Benefit
Although the General Accounting Office has not
yet issued an opinion on the legalities of a pro-
posal by Blue Cross-Blue Shield to rebate excess
surplus funds from the Federal Employees Health
Benefits Program, the Department of Justice has
determined that rebates are legal. However, in a
technical quirk, the Justice has advised that the
law does not authorize rebates to a retiree, but
only to employees.
Legislation was promptly introduced to insure
that an approved rebate would be available to both
employees and retiree participants.
While agreeing that the one-time rebate could
be put to good use by retirees, plowing it back in
to the health benefits program, would do much to
reduce premiums and improve benefits to all.
From the Past Secretary/Treasurer
"At the reunion in June, I was presented the
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. The other four indi-
viduals who have previously received this award,
volunteered their time and energies to the Society
and I am truly honored that you saw fit to elect
me into this elite group.
I was also presented a lovely Panama Canal Soc-
iety pin/pendant as a gift from the Society. Thank
you one and all.
I am really enjoying my leisure. Ed and I en-
joyed our trip to San Diego and Las Vegas, even
though we were kept busy day and night. A bit too
much crammed into nine days, and had to come home
To all members your friendship, thoughtful-
ness, and understanding are the things I will re-
member most of my thirteen years as your Secretary
Treasurer. It's true! Panama Canal people are
great, and Panama Canal Society of Florida members
are the greatest of the great.
Thanks again, dear friends."
Jean B. Mann
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PANAMA CANAL
SOCIETY OF FLORIDA, INC. HAS CHANGED
IT'S ADDRESS. ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE
SHOULD BE SENT TO:
THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA,
P.O. Box 3738
HOLIDAY, FL 33590
Addition to Standing Rules
Standing Rule #21 to the Bylaws will read as fol-
lows: Admission to the Annual Business Meeting at
the Annual Reunion will be gained only by showing
a paid-up, current Dues Card.
Existing Standing Rule #21 will be changed to
Standing Rule #22.
This Standing Rule was adopted at the Annual
Business Meeting, June 7, 1985, by an affirmative
vote of a 2/3 majority of members present and
To those individuals and their friends
who attended the 1985 Reunion, not to
enjoy, but to destroy...
There were some individuals who par-
ticipated in jelly fights; beer fights;
breaking bottles and glasses throughout
the hotel; emptying sand out of ash-
stands and filling them with water, etc.
then loading them onto elevators; push-
ing fully clothed individuals into the
swimming pool along with broken bottles
and glasses; locking an elevator at the
16th. floor for partying purposes; doing
considerable damage to a 16th. floor
hospitality suite, plus being obnoxious
nuisances to all those who came to enjoy
Be advised we do not need you at the
reunions so please note that in the
future we will be prepared to spoil your
fun and you will suffer the consequences
of your actions.
Be assured that because you are re-
lated to a member of this Society will
have no bearing on the outcome of our
Victor H. May, Jr I'
Peter W. Foster
If and when you are about to move your domicile
please complete and mail directly to the Society,
the postal service "Change of Address Card" as
soon as possible, preferably a month before you
move. Second Class mailing privileges do not in-
clude forwarding Second Class mail (Canal Record)
with an outdated or incomplete mailing address.
The Society may average a loss of 20-30 Canal
Records per mailing (5 times a year) due to non-
receipt and late receipt by the Society of your
address change. Save your Society this expensive
loss, as well as the 300 postal service fee for
their required reporting of non-delivery of mail
to a member.
Early notification, plus a few minutes of your
time to carefully fill out the change of address
card along with a 140 stamp will ensure that your
mail, and in particular, your Canal Record, moves
when you do.
Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws
TO: Chairman, Bylaws Committee
THROUGH: President, PCSOFL, Inc.
FRCM: Peter W. Foster, Vice-President
SUBJECT: Proposed Amendment to Section 5 of the
Bylaws, Article III.
The purpose of this proposed amendment is to
clarify Section 5 of the Bylaws whis is related
to the Canal Record Subscription. Also, to legally
permit eliminating the cost of the Canal Record
subscription to those members who reside with a
member already receiving the Canal Record. (e.g.
a widowed parent residing with a daughter and son-
The present wording of Section 5 implies that
delinquent and new members are entitled to ALL
copies of the Canal Record issued during the year
- this includes all back issues during any given
year. This policy is very costly (re-printing,
postage and administratively) for the Society. In
addition, it increases the Secretary/Treasurer's
work load by an almost unsurmountable amount.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 5, Dues of the Society
a. Shall be fifteen ($15.00) annually.
1. Ten dollars ($10.00) of this amount shall
be for a year's subscription to the Canal Record
(4 quarterly issues) plus an annual Directory iss-
b. Dues shall be due and payable to the Sec-
retary/Treasurer on January 1 of each calendar
c. Dues are delinquent after January 31.
1. A delinquent fee of two dollars ($2.00)
shall be imposed on dues payments not postmarked
by January 31.
d. Dues for new members joining after July 1
shall be $7.50.
1. Five dollars ($5.00) of this amount shall
be for a year subscription to the Canal Record
(September and December issues) plus an annual
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after notification by the Secretary shall be drop-
ped from the rolls, Canal Record subscription dis-
continued and all rights and privileges shall
f. Re-instatement may be effected by payment of
the current years dues plus the delinquency fee
stated in Article III Section 5c. (1).
g. Dues of the Society shall be determined by
recommendations of the Executive Board.
1. Recommendations shall be presented to the
members at any Society meeting, as an amendment
to the bylaws.
2. After notice of both the meeting and
amendment have been sent out in the Canal Record,
the Society may approve and adopt the amendment by
a 2/3 affirmative vote of the members present and
h. Fiscal year of the Society shall be January
1 December 31.
Proposed Amendment #17
Article III Section 5 Dues of the Society
a. No change.
1. Ten dollars ($10.00) of this amount shall
be allocated for the Canal Record subscription,
including the annual Directory issue.
2. Delinquent members' and new members' sub-
scription to the Canal Record will begin with the
issue immediately following their reinstatement
or election to membership.
b. No change.
c. No change.
d. No change.
1. Five dollars ($5.00) of this amount shall
be allocated for the Canal Record subscription
which includes the annual Directory issue.
e. No change.
f. No change.
g. No change.
1. No change.
2. After presenting the recommendations at
the Society meeting, notice of amending dues shall
be published in the Canal Record and amendment
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procedures established under Article XV, Amend-
ments, shall be followed.
h. No change.
i. Multiple memberships residing in the same
domicile may request that only one Canal Record be
delivered to that domicile.
1. One member in a multiple membership dom-
icile must pay the full membership dues. Each add-
itional membership may pay the portion of dues not
allocated for the Society's publication, provided
the following conditions are met:
a. Reason for elimination of the portion
of dues allocated for the Society's publication
shall be for health or age.
b. Approval of the Executive Board is re-
Adoption of the proposed amendment to Article
III, Section 5, of the Panama Canal Society's
bylaws will benefit the Society financially and
(Signed) Peter W. Foster
Approval has been
2nd. Vice-President Resigns
Adrien "Kibby" Bouche, recently elected 2nd.
Vice President of the Panama Canal Society of Flo-
rida, has asked that he be relieved of his duties
to that office. He was also elected as Chairman of
the Museum Committee and felt that his efforts in
assisting the Society in that regard would be more
fruitful and time consuming. His resignation was
accepted with regrets.
Mr. George Egolf has happily accepted the pos-
ition of 2nd. Vice President of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida in place of Adrien Bouche.
recormiended by the Bylaws
Robert C. Herrington
Chairman, Bylaws Committee
April 25, 1985
Method of Amending
1. Recommendation of the Bylaws Committee and by
a 2/3 vote of members mailing in their mail-in
2. Published in its entirety in a quarterly issue
of the Canal Record.
3. Publication of the proposed amendments shall
include a printed mail-in ballot with a simple
"Yes" (for adoption) or a "No" (for rejection) and
have a deadline for the vote count by the Bylaws
Committee. Only one ballot per member household.
4. Mailed directly to Chairman, Bylaws Committee
with the word "BALLOT" and the members name and
address on the outside of the envelope.
5. Deadline to receive the ballot is OCTOBER 26,
1985. Ballots to be counted at the November 1,
6. Ballots should be mailed to: Mr. Joseph Hickey,
Chairman, Bylaws Committee, 1743 Carlisle Street,
Clearwater, Florida 33515.
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Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings
LOCATION OF NEW MEETING PLACE
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
May 3, 1985
Walter Fuller Community Center
The regularly scheduled meeting of the PCSOFL
was called to order by the President, Mr. Vic May,
at 1:30 p.m., who then led the group in the Pledge
to the Flag, followed by the invocation, given by
Dorothy Yocun, Chaplain.
The president welcomed the 67 members and the
following long-time absent members were in att-
Cel Marceau Palm Harbor, Fla.
Anita Thompson Sun City Center, Fla.
Charles Humner Manassas, Virginia
Robert Staneszewski Palm Harbor, Fla.
The Secretary/Treasurer, Mrs. Shirley Boswell,
read the minutes of the April meeting. Mr. May
presented a statement for inclusion in the minutes
regarding a discussion with Mrs. Jean Mann con-
cerning the adjustment of her transportation all-
owance and her non-collaboration with All Word
Services in compiling an alphabetized membership
list. His comments were read to the members pre-
sent and have been attached to the April minutes,
which were then approved as corrected. The Feb-
ruary/March treasurer's report, prepared by Mrs.
Jane Huldtquist and Mrs. Dorothy Herrington cover-
ing the close-out for Mrs. Jean Mann were read and
The president reported the Executive Board had
approved 46 applications for membership, at the
April meeting. Four have been set aside pending
Mr. Peter Foster, Reunion Coordinator, gave a
report on the 1985 reunion and fielded questions
from the membership. He presented the following
statistics to date:
Hyatt Regency reservations 514
Hilton Hotel reservation 265
Holida Inn reservations 151
Annual Ball 1804 (waiting list of 360)
Annual Luncheon 843 (capacity of 1000)
Mrs. Sandy Robinson, Registration Chairperson,
reported they have pre-registered over 2300 mem-
bers and guests. She also reported she has further
simplified the registration process at the reunion
by pre-printing name tags for those who have pre-
registered and setting up tables for those who
Mrs. Anna Collins, Nominating Comnittee Chair-
person, reported ballots for voting for 1985-86
Society Officers were slow coming in. Mrs. Dorothy
Bitter has a table in the rear of room for those
wishing to take advantage to vote, as the change
in the Bylaws affords all members to vote now.
Mr and Mrs. Collins will co-chair the July 5
Luncheon at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Dead-
Sline for reservations is July 1.
Mrs. Jay Cain reminded members of the August 3
Luncheon in Sarasota. Details will be in the June
issue of the Canal Record.
The president advised the membership of a
change in the cost of the replacement typewriter
for the Secretary/Treasurer. Original cost was re-
ported to be $495.00, which has been increased to
The president announced the Executive Board
approved a 3.5% raise to the editor, the assistant
to the editor and Secretary/Treasurer retroactive
to July, 1984. The Board then approved to contin-
ue the 3.5% increase for the editor and assistant
to the editor beginning May, 1985. A salary in-
crease for the Secretary/Treasurer will be re-
viewed at a later date. The Board also voted to
include the transportation allowance as part of
the salaries of the employees of the Society, as
recommended by the Audit Committee.
The Society has purchased lapel pins with the
Panama Canal Society of Florida seal for resale to
members of the Society. They will be available at
the Hospitality Suite, along with license tags and
Mr. Peter Foster acknowledged his appreciation
to Betty Malone for her handling of the Annual
Luncheon, Mr. Joe Hickey for the preparation of
table plans for the Annual Ball, and to Mrs. Cel
Marceau for her assistance in assigning members
and guests to tables at the Ball. Mr. Bill Grady
was thanked for his report to the NARFE Newsletter
regarding the reunion.
The Legislative Representative, Mr. Bill Grady
announced there was no CPI to report this time,
but that the current percentage estimated for cal-
endar year 1985 is 4.1%.
Mr. Foster reminded the membership that this
would be the last scheduled meeting for the pres-
ident aside from the Annual Business Meeting in
June. Mr. May was given a standing ovation. He
thanked the membership for their support and the
support of his committee chairpersons and members
of the Executive Board who helped him make 1984-
1985 a great year. He also expressed thanks to
Mrs Jane Huldtquist and Mrs. Dorothy Herrington
for the audit they performed in April.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
July 5, 1985
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
The regularly scheduled meeting of the PCSOFL
was called to order at 12:35 p.m. by President
Peter Foster. Mrs. Anna Collins delivered the In-
vocation, after which Mr. Paul Disharoon led in
the Pladge to the Flag.
The president welcomed members and recognized
the following Past Presidents: Albert Pate, 1982-
83, Mrs. Anna Collins, 1983-1984, Mr. Victor May,
1984-1985. Mr. Albert Pate was presented his Past
President's pin by Vic May.
Madge Hall, Sarasota, Fla.
Fred Mbehle, Dunedin, Fla.
George Marceau, Palm Harbor, Fla.
Thelma Bull, Holiday, Fla.
Eva Harte, Holiday, Fla.
Fred Mead, Dothan, Ala.
Katherine Egolf, Panama, R.P.
Jan Carey, Bellaire Bluffs, Fla.
Dorothy Babbitt, Clearwater, Fla.
Kay Brown, Sarasota, Fla.
Stan Specht, Seminole, Fla.
The president announced the meeting would be
adjourned until after the buffet.
Following a lovely luncheon, Mr. Foster thanked
Mr. and Mrs. Collins for arranging the luncheon.
The Secretary read the minutes of the June
meeting, and were approved as read. The treas-
urer's report was read, and will stand for audit.
The president gave a report on the 1985 Reunion
which netted a profit of $3,200.00. He indicated
the Society will no longer be able to subsidize
the Luncheon, and the full cost would have to be
borne by members attending.
He reao a letter from the Hyatt Regency, in
which the hotel thanked us for using their facil-
ities and invited us back in 1986.
The president announced the names of officers
who would serve on the Executive Board for 1985-
2nd Vice President
Victor May, Jr.
Richard "Pat" Beall
Past-President Al Pate receives his Past
Presidents Pin from the Immidiate Past
President, Vic May.
The president welcomed guests and long-time ab-
John Urban, Holiday, Fla.
Bille and Ove Hultin, Panama, R.P.
Fran Jones, Sarasota, Fla.
Till McConaghy, Clearwater, Fla.
Allena Kelly, Seminole, Fla.
Mr. Richard Beall reported the Hospitality Room
at the reunion provided a good service to members,
and in addition to giving members a quiet atmos-
phere to meet and talk, they also sold $1,119.00
of tags, decals, pins and membership applications.
He thanked Anita Kaufer, Genie Sexton, Dorothy
Bitter, and Dorothy Herrington for their assist-
ance. The list of deceased members and former emp-
loyees were read.
Mr. Foster stated he had asked the following to
chair committees, and they had accepted:
Refreshments Olga Disharoon
Advertising/Publicity Richard Beall
Bylaws Joseph Hickey
Blood Bank Vic May, Jr.
Budget/Audit Jane Huldtquist
Museum Adrien Bouche
He asked for volunteers for Hospitality, Sun-
shine, and telephone committees.
Mr. Foster stated he had been working on the
1986 Reunion since May. Due to the tremendous
amount of work involved in planning and impliment-
ing such a sizable affair, he plans to re-struct-
ure the administrative duties, whereby the pres-
ident will be the Administrative Coordinator for
the 1986 Reunion. He proceeded to present a run
down of Hotels and Resorts in the area that could
handle our reunion, in part.
Vonna Huldtquist wins prize of a one-day
"Sea Escape" cruise, donated by All Ad-
vertising Associates, 5665 Central Ave.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710., Eloise Gall-
agher, Executive Director.
who won a
Prize went to Marge Foster,
bottle of Liqueur and four
President Pete Foster presents 1st Vice-
President Bill Wheeler a gift of four
genuine Tampa cigars.
Tom Robinson won the third Door Prize -
a six-pack of real Cerveza Panama. Anna
Collins made the presentations.
Mrs. Boswell announced that Dorothy Bitter is
to assist her at each meeting to sell pins, decals
and tags, as well as blanks for up-coming events
and luncheons and applications for membership to
the Society. We also have club cards for Sea World
and to Cypress Gardens under expanded coverage.
Discount tickets to area amusements will be on
hand, when available.
Mrs. Anna Collins presented raffle gifts to the
Liqueur, with glasses
6 pack, Cerveza Panama
The meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.
The overwhelming response and attendance of the
1985 Reunion moved the Panama Canal Society's Re-
unions into the NUMBER CNE spot for Tampa Bay con-
ventions. I began negotiations for the 1986 Re-
union as far back as April with the various hotels
in the Suncoast area as well as Orlando, Haines
City and various cruise lines..
Experience from the past reunion has shown that
the Society requires a block of 800 to 900 hotel
rooms to lodge our members. The hotel must also
have facilities to handle a luncheon/banquet of
800 to 900 people, and a hall within a reasonable
distance, having a capacity of (at the minimum)
2500 persons to hold the Annual Ball. An addition-
al important consideration is adequate parking
Surprisingly, there are only two hotels on the
Suncoast the Hyatt Regency and Holiday Inn Tampa
Airport that can meet the room and luncheon req-
uirements. Innisbrook Resort has sufficient rooms
but falls short for the luncheon requirements..
Greenlefe Resort in Haines City (a little north of
Cypress Gardens) does have some possibilities,
although it is remote from many areas.
There are two halls, Curtis Hixon Tampa and the
Bayfront Center, that can handle the Annual Ball.
The Curtis Hixon Hall with a 4000 seating capacity
has the advantage over the Bayfront Center with a
2200 seating capacity. In addition, the Curtis
Hixon Hall's rental rates are considerably less
than the Bayfront Center, and it is within easy
walking distance from the Hyatt.
This month, July 1985, the Executive Board will
be making an in-depth look at the proposals being
received by the various hotels on the Suncoast,
Orlando and Haines City. Also, I have a firm in
St. Petersburg canvassing the various shipping
lines to see if there is an available cruise ship
large enough, which can provide reasonable rates
for the Society to charter for the 1986 Reunion.
I have already checked and the hotels which
might come close to meeting our requirements and
could possibly handle our reunion in April or May
do not have any open dates in those two months.
Also, for those who would like to have the reunion
at a beach hotel the Holiday Inn Surfside on
Clearwater Beach (the only one large enough to be
considered), reviewed our requirements and advised
me that it would be impossible for them to handle
our reunion. They do not have room space, adequate
parking or satisfactory "overflow" hotels. The
Sheraton Sand Key, the second largest beach hotel,
responded in the same negative manner.
Response from the Orlando hotels has also been
disappointing. Hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area
command a room rate of $100 to $150 a night.
Innisbrook and Greenlefe Resorts have reason-
able initial rates, but with the surcharges app-
lied to each individual, the overall costs to our
members must be considered. As for resorts, costs
are higher than a majority of our members are used
The cruise line response has been interesting.
There are two small cruise ships, 500 to 600 pass-
engers, available for a short 3 night cruise at
less than $400 per person. The S.S. Norway, 2000
passengers, can be chartered for its shortest
cruise (7 days) for 2 million dollars, or about
$150 per day per passenger. It would cost a member
at least $1000 to attend a cruise reunion.
As of this date, it appears that the earliest
date available for the 1986 Reunion is the July 4
weekend. If we are forced to accept this date, we
will in all probability readjust the dates for our
functions. In that event, I forsee the following:
a. Golf Tournament Thursday morning, July 3.
b. Registration opens Thursday, 1 pm, July 3.
c. Annual Business Meeting Friday a.m., July
d. Open Dance Friday evening (watch the Har-
bor Isle fireworks) July 4.
e. Luncheon Banquet Saturday noon, July 5.
f. Annual Ball Saturday evening (instead of
Friday), July 5.
g. Check-out of hotel, Sunday (instead of Sat-
urday), July 6.
As with everything, a July Reunion has its ad-
vantages along with its disadvantages. It is very
frustrating to lose basic control over the reunion
dates but, because we are now the largest con-
vention type meeting in the area, it closes the
door to many facilities and eliminates the flex-
ability the Society once had.
We all need to accept the fact that the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc. no longer has a
membership composed strictly of Canal retirees.
with the advent of the "Carter" Panama Canal
Treaty, our membership has almost tripled and is
still growing by leaps and bounds. The Society's
4000 members include both the young and the old,
retirees, present and former employees, dependents
and 2nd. and 3rd. generations of those associated
in some manner with the Panama Canal. Our recent
reunions reflect this fact and we should all be
thankful that as a result, the fear that the Soc-
iety would slowly die because of the Treaty, is no
longer valid instead, it has brought all ages
closer together in the form of the Society Re-
All 1986 Reunion Forms, Pre-Registration, Ann-
ual Ball, Golf and Luncheon/Banquet reservations
will be published in the March 1986 Canal Record.
Hotel room reservation forms will be in the Dec-
ember 1985 issue of the Canal Record. Once the
forms are published don't wait. Send them in
On July 24, 1985, the Executive Board of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida voted unanimously
to have the Hyatt Regency Tampa Hotel as the head-
quarters hotel for the 1986 Reunion. Also, to hold
the Reunion between July 3 through July 6, 1986.
In order to insure that the headquarters hotel
selection would be the most beneficial to the maj-
ority of the Siciety's members, the complete Exec-
cutive Board, as a group, made on-site inspections
and received individual proposals from the Hyatt,
Holiday Inn Tampa Airport, Innisbrook, Egypt
Shrine Temple and the Curtis Hixon Convention Cen-
The Hyatt has offered the Society a $45.00 room
rate (one to four persons). In addition, they plan
to do their utmost to eliminate some of the prob-
lems encountered at the 1985 Reunion, such as:
Drinks All house brands, beer and wine will
be $1.25 each. Premium brands will be
Crowded condition At least half of the Regen-
cy Ballroom will be open at all times,
with tables, chairs and portable cash
Reservations Will be confirmed immediately
upon receipt of members reservation
Desk check-in Additional personnel will be
assigned to expidite check-in.
Hospitality A room will be set up in the Soc-
iety Registration area to serve as the
These are only a few of the many areas which
will be improved upon. As the 1985 Reunion was the
largest one to date (over 2600 registered), we can
only assume that regardless where it had been held
our members would have encountered problems sim-
ilar to those which occurred at the Hyatt. Given
a chance, the Hyatt feels that the next time will
be a breeze.
The Reunion Ball will be held at the Curtis
Hixon Convention Center. It is within easy walking
distance (some of the Board members tested it!) of
the Hyatt. There will be ample seating for every-
one and we can guarantee that no one will be on a
waiting list for Ball tickets. Unfortunately, with
this convenience of increased capacity, costs of
holding the Ball will increase by several dollars.
If the Holiday Inn had been selected as the
headquarters hotel, bussing to the Ball would have
to begin at 4:00 p.m. in order to have everyone
there by 8:00 p.m.
An added attraction in the Hyatt's favor, is
the recent Grand Opening of The Market on Harbor
Island. You can take an enjoyable stroll on the
Tampa bayshore or a colorful stride through The
Market's festive inside. You'll find it very app-
ealing with one-of-a-kind retail shops and an ab-
solutely delectable collection of restaurants. It
is a short 5 minutes from the Hyatt, via a com-
pletely covered route through the Ft. Brooke park-
ing deck and a tram (254) to the covered Harbor
On the evening of July 4, the Harbor Island
fireworks may be viewed from the Hyatt, and after
the fireworks, you'll be able to enjoy the Society
I'll habe more on the 1986 Reunion in the Dec-
ember issue of the Canal Record. In the meantime,
if you have any questions or comments just call
me at (813) 785-8555.
July 1, 1985
Mr. Pete Foster
2389 Citrul Hill Road
Palm Harbor, Florida 33563
RE: Panama Canal Society of Florida
Dear Mr. Foster:
Needless to say, we were pleased to have your
group with us! I am sure 12 months ago, none of us
expected the attendance that you had, and I hope
this year's reunion was a tremendous success. Your
enthusiasm and assistance in helping our staff was
so greatly appreciated; and working with people
such as yourself makes our job worthwhile.
Mr. Foster, the hotel enjoyed having your peo-
ple with us and needless to say, we hope to see
you back. I think the idea of using Curtis-Hixon
for the Society Ball is a promising thought, and
we look forward, hopefully, to being the head-
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host
your convention, and thank you from our entire
Kim Mar e Eiseman
The 1985 Reunion was an overwhelming success.
Over 2500 members and guests registered during the
four day "event. In addition, there were about 200
who attended but failed to register.
We sold 1892 tickets to the Ball, with a stand-
by list of 250, and there were about 200 gate-
crashers. The Luncheon/Banquet was attended by 875
persons, but we sold 937 luncheon tickets, and by
contract agreement, we had to pay for 900 meals.
Supplies, materials and miscellaneous reunion
expenses cost the Society $18,428.97. Total rec-
eipts from the sale of tickets and Vendor's Per-
mits was $21,722.00. As a result, the Society had
a net gain of $3,293.03 A Most Successful Re-
As with any gathering of this size, problems
are expected and we had a few insignificant ones.
In addition, the conduct of a small group of our
members was embarrassing to the Society. Fortunate-
ly, as in the past, the conduct of the vast major-
ity of the Society members was exemplary. As a re-
sult, the Hyatt has invited us back for next year.
I can assure you that both the hotel and the Re-
union Comnittee will be well prepared for any mis-
I want to extend my sincere appreciation to the
following Chairpersons of the Reunion Committees:
Registration Sandra Robinson
Annual Ball Joe Hickey
Luncheon/Banquet Betty Malone
Vendors Paul Disharoon
Hospitality Pat Beall
Golf Fred and Jane Huldtquist
They did an excellent job and had fine support
from many of the Society members.
Many of you may not be aware that, as in the
past, the Reunion is organized and operated on a
strictly volunteer basis not one dime of the
Society's funds was spent on wages or salaries of
any sort for the Reunion Staff. God Bless those
Coordinator, 1985 Reunion
ADAMSON, BARBARA (ERIKSON)
ADAMSON, PAUL, JR.
BALDWIN, LTC. FRANK, JR.
BENNY, DOROTHY H.
BENNY, WILLIAM L.
CARNATHAN, WILSON "HEAVY"
CLARK, ALICE M.
ETCHBERGER, DORIS C.
ETCHBERGER, THOMAS N.
FALLON, FLORENCE (KANE)
FILO, EDWARD, SR.
FOWLER, ALICE K.
GREENE, ERA L.
GRESSANG, DANIEL S., III
HARVEY, RALPH E.
HARVEY, VIRGINIA T.
HERN, JOHN F., SR.
HERN, MRS. JOHN F., SR.
HIMES, COL. CECIL
HOLLOWELL, DAVID A.
HOLLOWELL, FREELAND R.
HOLLOWELL, LAURIE J.
HOLLOWELL, MARY (STRAUS)
HOPE, ALICE (HARDWICK)
HOPE, WINTERS 0.
HUNT, JOSEPH M.
HUNT, LOUISE (RATHGEBER)
HUTCHINSON, LA RUE
JANSSEN, A. JOHN
KENNERD, WILMA (WICKENS)
KESSLER, BABE (FLYNN)
KESSLER, WILLIAM F.
KOVEL, EDNA A. (TOMPKINS)
LAWYER, ANNA U.
LAWYER, ROBERT W.
LEESER, CHARLES L. JR."ROY"
LEISY, HENRY J.
LIGHT, SUSAN (KNAPP)
MARTIN, MAXINE (BAGGOTT)
MC GRIFF, E. C., SR.
MC GRIFF, MRS. E. C., SR.
MEAD, DAVID FRED
NORRIS, ARA S.
NORRIS, HUGH A.
RAKES, MARY L.
RAMEY, OTIS M., III "ODY"
RILEY, JOSEPH J.
ROSE, DAVID C.
ROSE, MARY F.
SCHMIDT, JOHN, JR.
SEELEY, VERNON R.
STANLEY, CAROL L.
STANLEY, DANIEL J.
TAAKE, HERBERT F.
TAAKE, MARY (MEHL)
WILKINS, PHILIP R.
WOODRUFF, ELSIE (LAWYER)
WOODRUFF, MARION B.
PARKER, SCOTT A.
ALLEY, JANE (TRIMBLE)
DRISCOLL, BONNIE L.
DRISCOLL, JAMES A.
GOGUEN, ALBERT J.
GOGUEN, JUDITH A.
KIETZER, KATHY (MULROY)
MARKIEWICZ, GAYLE (BRUCE)
MATHENEY, DR. ROBERT G.
MATHENEY, EVELYN P.
PARKS, ANNE M.
PARKS, CHARLES A.
PARKS, GAIL (SCHRABER)
PARKS, LAWRENCE T.
VOWELL, JACQUE (CROWELL)
BALCER, ROBERT "BUD"
BARKLEY, LOUISE M.
CORLISS, JOAN (VAN VLIET)
CORLISS, JOHN B., JR.
DEVORE, PAT (BAIN)
ETCHBERGER, THOMAS N., III
GLASS, FERN H.
GLASS, KARL D.
HUFFMAN, WILLARD W.
MC GILBERRY, BETTY J.
NAIL, WILLIAM T. "RED"
PAINE, PATRICIA J.
RACHAL, PHYLLIS (TRIM)
SANDERS, BRUCE G., JR.
SANDERS, DOROTHY C.
TRIM, DOROTHY J.
TRIM, DOTTIE P.
BALL, LORI (CHEVALIER)
BARNES, DOT (MESSER)
BECKTELL, CARLA A.
BECKTELL, CHARLES N.
BENDIXEN, GEORGE L.
BLANKFIEN, LARGO WOODRUFFF)
BOLKE, SHEILA (GILBERT)
BURCH, CRISTINA (KREIS)
BURCH, EUGENE M.
CLAY, JOHN "JACK"
COCHRANE, JANE (KAUFER)
CONRAD, BETTY LOUISE NOLAN
DANIEL, ROBERT C. "CHICK"
DAYKIN, ANN (KELLER)
DONAHUE, LANDY (CRUZ)
DUDLEY, JEANNETTE (READ)
FLYNN, RAE L.
FORREST, WAYNE C.
FORSYTHE, ROBERT G.
FULTON, CELESTE (POWELL)
GREENWOOD, RUTHANNE (HIMES)
GUNN, LYDIA B. (REYES)
HANZEL, GINGER (SANDERS)
HARRIS, ALBERTA (POWERS)
HAUGEN, JOANN (HUMMER)
HOOVER, CAROL (SERGEANT)
HUFF, LINDA "TONI"
JONES, A. PAUL
JONES, GILMORE A.
JONES, ROSE G.
KELLEHER, MAURICE "BUD"
KRZIZA, LEO J.
LANE, DAVID L.
LEVES, FRANK R.
MC GANN, JOHN T.
MC GANN, LOIS
MC KEOWN, ALEXANDER, JR.
MC KEOWN, ERIN
MC KEOWN, KEVIN
MC KEOWN, SHEILA A.
MC QUILLEN, KURT
MOLINARO, KATHRYN (ARGO)
PHILLIPS, BEVERLY (DREYER
PITTS, VERA SUE (SIMPSON)
POST, BEVERLY (GREGORY)
RICE, MRS. ED
RICE, THOMAS S.
SANDERS, JOHN C.
SCEARS, BETTY (SMITH)
SHIPLEY, DEE DEE
SMITH, JEAN (MITCHELL)
STONE, KENNETH S.
THOMAS, PAT (HATCHETT)
TOWNSEND, JEANNE C.
VICKERY, JOAN (DIMPFL)
WILL, IRENE (LAURIE)
WILL, JAMES M. "JIM"
YIELDING, M. RUTH (BAUMAN)
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BECKER, MARY ELEANOR
'HOWE, GERALD E.
HOWE, LISA A.
HOWE, LUCY D.
HUDSON, DONNA (DICKSON)
LAW, BERTHA-JANE (BECKER)
MAGAN, HELEN (EDWARDS)
MC ANDREW, BARBARA
MEIER, ROSALIE (RADEL)
MUNDELL, JOYCE (ZEECK)
SEARLE, DONNA A.
SEARLE, MERLENA A.
SWEARINGEN, BETTE F.
POLITE, MARY JANE
SCOTT, ALAN J.
STEINBERG, NAOMI C.
COSTA RICA 1
DEMING, KAREN (SCHMIDT)
GREEN, JEANNETTE C.
GREEN, JOSEPH H., JR.
ABBOTT, CAPT. ELMER G.
ALBERGA, SHERYL (RUOFF)
ALBIN, EDWARD E.
ALLGAIER, DOROTHY J.
ALLGAIER, JOHN I.
AMBROSE, JOHN M.
AMBROSE, ROSETTE M.
ANDERSON, HOWARD G.
ASKEW, ETHEL K.
ASKEW, EUGENE I.
BABBITT, DOROTHY K.
BAILEY, JOYCE (FAYARD)
BANKS, ARTHUR ROTH
BANKS, MARILYN (ROTH)
BARFIELD, DORIS L.
BARFIELD, L. L.
BARKLEY, PHYLLIS (MC LAREN)
BARNES, ANNA L.
BARNES, ROBERT W. "BILL"
BARRETT, WILLIAM J. "BILL"
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BATES, GEORGE W.
BAZAN, LILIA E.
BEALL, RICHARD W. "PAT"
BECK, HELEN (GRIMISON)
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BELL, D J
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BELLEROSE, ANDREA GARAVANTA
BERRY, MELODY (MURRAY)
BERTRAND, PHYLLIS A.
BING, EUGENIA S.
BING, JOHN G.
BINGHAM, BILL, JR.
BINGHAM, KATHRYN M.
BINGHAM, WILLIAM G.
BITTER, DOROTHY E.
BITTER, F. CHARLES
BLEVINS, JOHN E.
BLEVINS, MRS. RALPH E., SR.
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BONK, JO ANN A.
BONK, LISA A.
BONNEAU, GEORGE P.
BONNEAU, MRS. GEORGE P.
BOOTH, GEORGE J.
BORRERO, LILIA (LOPEZ)
BOSWELL, JERRY D.
BOSWELL, SHIRLEY A.
BOUCHE, ADRIEN M., JR.
BOUCHE, JEAN L.
BOUGHNER, ADAH C.
BOUGHNER, JAMES J.
BOUGHNER, VALERIE DE PIPER
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BOWMAN, KIM (WELTY)
BROADER, JOHN N.
BREADEN, WILLIAM K.
BRIGHT, ADAMARY A.
BRIGHT, FRANK 0.
BROGGINI, MARGARET (ALLEY)
BROOKS, ASTREA E.
BROOKS, ELVIRA B.
BROOKS, EMILY (HORINE)
BROOKS, SHERMAN C.
BROSS, MARYANN (PALMER)
BROWN, EMMA (VAN CLIEF)
BROWN, PEARL G.
BROWN, WALTER G.
BRUCE, DONALD E.
BRUNDAGE, BENJAMIN R.
BRUNDAGE, FAITH A.
BUEHLER, CAPT. HOWARD
BULL, COL. GEORGE M.
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BULONE, MARJORIE (BLAIR)
BURKETT, JOHN D.
CAIN, JEANNETTE "JAY"
CAISSE, LEONARD E.
CAMBY, SHIRLEY (BONNEAU)
CANNADAY, MABLE A.
CAREY, JOHN C.
CAREY, MARTHA A.
CAREY, ROBERT P.
CAREY, ROBERT P., JR.
CARLIN, HARRIET (CRITCH)
CARLIN, JAMES A.
CARLIN, JEANNINE (DORGAN)
CARLIN, WILLIAM R.
CHASE, CONSTANT W., JR.
CHASE, DOROTHY P.
CHASE, H. J.
CHASE, JOHN P.
CHURCH, CAROL (LA CROIX)
CLARIHEW, ROBERT "ROB"
CLARKE, EMMY LOU
CLEMENT, RUTH (EGOLF)
CLEMMONS, J. B., JR.
COATE, CURTIS L.
COATE, MARGARET M.
COFFY, DOLORES B.
COHEN, SARAH B.
COLBERT, HARRY V.
COLLINGE, JOYCE C.
COLLINS, CHARLES J. "JOE"
COLLINS, MORRIS R.
COLLINS, ROBIN (GIBSON)
COLOSKI, PAMELA (HAWTHORNE)
COOLEY, EDNA (CURLES)
COOPER, VIRGINIA (MORGAN)
CORRIGAN, MARIE K.
CORRIGAN, MICHAEL J.
CORRIGAN, MRS. MICHAEL J.
CORRIGAN, MRS. PETER T., JR
CORRIGAN, MRS. PETER T., SR
CORRIGAN, PETER T., JR.
CORRIGAN, PETER T., SR.
COTTON, EDITH W.
COTTON, ERNEST L.
CRIDER, ROSE (HENSLER)
CROOK, DOUGLAS "DOUG"
CROOK, PHYLLIS H.
CUNNINGHAM, BARBARA J.
CUNNINGHAM, ED R.
CUNNINGHAM, JANET (POTTER)
CUNNINGHAM, RICHARD "DICK"
CURRIER, ESTHER W.
DAILEY, CHARLOTTE W.
DAILEY, EARL 0.
DAILEY, ROBERT W.
DALTON, AGNES CONNERR)
DANIEL, BEBE (HOLMES)
DANIELSEN, JOYCE D.
DANIELSEN, MARY L
DANIELSEN, RICHARD J.
DE ARMAS, LIGIA E.
DE ARMAS, LOUIS H.
DE RAPS, BRIAN
DE RAPS, MICHELE
DE STAFFING, DON
DE VORE, DEATS
DE VORE, JACK B., JR.
DEAKINS, ROGER L.
DEAKINS, VIOLET S.
DEDEAUX, BARBARA (EGOLF)
DEE, MINA H.
DEKLE, PATRICIA C. "PAT"
DEMERS, CECILE L.
DEMERS, NORMAN E.
DI ROMA, SUGAR (CALLAWAY)
DICKSON, MEGAN LEE
DICKSON, ROBERT COLBY
DISHAROON, OLGA H.
DISHAROON, PAUL M., JR.
DOLAN, BONNIE (DAVIS)
DOWELL, KATHIE (DANIELSEN)
DOWNS, PHILIP A.
DUNBAR, BONNIE (BAIN)
DUNBAR, J. D.
DUNCAN, ROBERT R.
EDELEN, MARIE DORIS
EGGER, EUGENIA H. "GINGER"
EGGER, THOMAS J. "TOM"
EGOLF, HARRY C.
EGOLF, MARY B.
EGOLF, ROBERTA F.
EHRMAN, ANA VICTORIA
EHRMAN, CONNIE S.
EHRMAN, HENRY E.
ENGELKE, NELLIE (WOOD)
ERIKSON, JOHN E. "BUD"
ESCOBAR, MARY JANE
EVERSON, B. I. "EMO"
EWING, MARIE (HAGGERTY)
FARBMAN, EVELYN L.
FERNANDEZ, MARIA ALLYN
FISHBOUGH, LEON S.
FISHER, SUE (PHILLIPS)
FLORES, GEORGE 0. "LANKY"
FLOWERS, ERNEST CLYDE
FLOWERS, SARAH E.
FORGESON, BERNARD BARNEYY"
FORGESON, BETTY C. (COMLEY)
FORREST, MELODY (GIBSON)
FORREST, PAUL R., JR.
FOSTER, DENNIS C.
FOSTER, EDNA (MORALES)
FOSTER, HARRY D.
FOSTER, JOHN H.
FOSTER, MARJORIE J. "MARJE"
FOSTER, PETER W. "PETE"
FOSTER, RUTH (ROSE)
FOX, MARCY (RUDGE)
FRASSRAND, BETTY KAY LEDOUX
FRASSRAND, LARRY E.
FRAUENHEIM, KERNER E.
GAUGER, GEORGE W.
GAUGER, MRS. GEORGE W.
GIBSON, ARCHIE M.
GIBSON, DORIS M.
GIBSON, ISABELLE A. "ISSY"
GILLEY, FRANCES T.
GILMORE, LORAINE (TERRY)
GLASSBURN, PAUL D.
GLASSBURN, SHARON (DE VORE)
GOGUEN, ALBERT E. "AL"
GOGUEN, DOROTHY M.
GOLDSTEIN, SUZANNE SCHMIDT
GRADY, WILLIAM F.
GRAHAM, ROGER A.
GREENE, MICHAEL F. "MIKE"
GRITT, LYNN BUREAUA)
GUNN, LANDEN H., JR.
GUTHRIE, LINDY E.
HALE, ANNE E.
HALE, GLENORA R.
HALE, HUGH D.
HALL, MARY LOU (WEBB)
HAMMOND, MILDRED S.
HANNIGAN, DOROTHY C.
HANNIGAN, JOSEPH C.
HARE, JOHN W.
HARLEY, FREDERICK W. "FRED"
HARRINGTON, JENNIE M.
HARTE, EVA M.
HARTE, NEVILLE A.
HAYES, BERNIECE S.
HEALAN, CHARLES E.
HEALAN, LOIS A. (RICHMOND)
HEILMAN, DALVIN S.
HEINTZ, CAROL (PETERSON)
HEINTZ, DONALD P.
HENTER, MARY E. "MEL"
HENTER, TED, SR.
HEROLD, PAMELA (ROWE)
HERRING, JANICE (SCOTT)
HERRING, MARION S.
HERRINGTON, DOROTHY J.
HERRINGTON, JANET K.
HERRINGTON, KEITH T.
HERRINGTON, ROBERT C.
HERRMAN, MRS. GENE
HICKEY, JOSEPH L.
HICKEY, MILDRED M.
HICKS, MARY BELLE
HICKS, SHIRLEY B. WOODRUFF
HIGGINBOTHAM, H. R. "HIGGY"
HOLLOWAY, LA KON
HOLLOWELL, FREELAND R., JR.
HOLLOWELL, MARGARET K.
HOLLOWELL, PENNY (HALL)
HOLLOWELL, ROSS H.
HOLLOWELL, WILLIAM I.
HOLT, CHRISTOPHER J.
HOUSLEY, JOHN H.
HOUSLEY, MARIE "DOLLY"
HOWE, VICKI (DUNNING)
HUFFMAN, WADE, JR.
HULDTQUIST, VONNA HAMBELTON
HULL, LIA E.
HULL, LINDA L.
HULL, RICHARD A.
HULL, ROBERT M.
HULLS, BETH (LOCKRIDGE)
HUMMER, CHARLES W. "TUCK"
HUMPHREY, DONALD L.
HUMPHREY, GLADYS B.
JACKS, ISABEL G.
JACKS, THOMAS A.
JACKSON, WILLIAM R. "BOB"
JACQUES, DONALD D.
JARVIS, JAMES H., III
JARVIS, JANET SUE
JENKINS, IVAN L.
JENKINS, NINA J.
JOHNSON, CAROLYN (GLENN)
JOHNSON, ROBERT L.
JONES, ALTON E.
JONES, EDITH L.
JONES, EDWIN C.
JONES, FRANCES (DAYS)
JONES, HARRY E.
JONES, LOIS M.
JONES, LUTHER FRANK
JONES, RUSSELL M.
JUDGE, CHARLES G., JR.
JUDGE, JEAN D.
KAT, LAMBERT W.
KAUFER, TED, JR.
KAUFER, TED, SR.
KEEPERS, WILLIAM C.
KELLY, ALLENA W.
KENNEDY, REV. JOHN
KENT, JO ANNE
KENT, LLOYD M.
KIMBALL, SHERI (ALEXAITIS)
KLIPPER, SELMA (SKEIE)
KLUNDER, MICKEY (LAVALLEE)
KNAPP, GLADYS M.
KNAPP, JAMES ZENO
KOPERSKI, EVELYN R.
KOURANY, LELANA "TITA"
KULIG, MARY NELL (LEE)
KULIG, RAYMOND K.
LA BELLA, SHEILA (FARBMAN)
LA CROIX, CAROL
LA CROIX, DOT
LA CROIX, MILTON M. "MIKE"
LA PORTA, D ROBERT
LA PORTA, DEBRA
LA PORTA, DINAH V.
LANE, DEBBIE (EGOLF)
LE DOUX, BETTY M.
LE DOUX, WARREN E.
LEE, DEBORAH J.
LEE, FRANK A.
LENHOFF, GLENN E.
LENHOFF, JEANNE (PADDOCK)
LEWIS, C. W.
LEWIS, NORMAN S.
LINDELL, JOY (VAN VLIET)
LITTLE, PAULINE S.
LITTLETON, A. C.
LITTLETON, GINGER (THOMAS)
LOVE, MARY ANN
LUBERA, SUZANNE ROSCOEE)
LULFS, BARBARA (LADD)
LYNCH, MARY (GRIFFIN)
LYNCH, VALENTINE "VAL"
MAC LAREN, JACK
MAC LAREN, JOHN
MAC LAREN, VALERIE
MAC LAREN, VEE (HATCHETT)
MALAVASIC, FRANK "MAL"
MALAVASIC, MARC "MAC"
MALAVASIC, MARION "FLECH"
MALIN, EDWIN R.
MALLETT, FLORENCE E.
MALLETT, RICHARD L.
MALONE, BETTY L.
MANN, ANTHONY P. TONYY"
MANN, JEAN B.
MARAVILLA, JOSEPH R.
MARCEAU, CECILE G.
MARCEAU, CECILIA G.
MARCEAU, GEORGE J.
MARTI, TED C.
MARTIN, DENISE (WARD)
MARTIN, GEORGE GLENN
MARTIN, MARGARET (BRADLEY)
MASINO, ANTHONY G.
MASINO, CAROL L. (COLEMAN)
MASINO, DAWN E.
MASINO, RAYMOND F.
MAY, JUNE (HAMBELTON)
MAY, VICTOR H., JR.
MC ARTHUR, DAVID
MC CARRAGHER, DEBORAH
MC CARRAGHER, TOM
MC CARRICK, JAMES R. "BOB"
MC CARRICK, SANDRA
MC CLAIN, JANE
MC CLAIN, RALPH
MC CLAIN, SHERRY
MC CONAGHY, TIL
MC CONAUGHEY, DANIEL
MC CONAUGHEY, JUANITA
MC CONAUGHEY, RICHARD H.
MC CONNAUGHEY, STACEY
MC COY, MAY
MC COY, MYRTLE
MC CULLOUGH, MAC
MC CULLOUGH, SNOOKIE
MC GANN, ALICE M.
MC GANN, TED
MC GLADE, ANNA
MC KEEN, BRUCE E.
MC KEEN, KARIN E.
MC NALL, DOROTHEA F.
MC NALL, GLENN R. "MAC"
MC NALL, JOHN H.
MC NALL, MICHELLE C.
MC NALL, REBECCA J.
MC NALLY, TOM
MC NAMEE, MRS. WARREN R.
MC PERSON, PATTI
MEAD, BURTON F., II
MEAD, GLADYS (MILLER)
MEAD, KEITH P.
MEEKER, CAPT. JOHN W., JR.
MEEKER, EDITH L.
MEGES, SHIRLEY (JORGENSON)
MELANT, VICTOR C.
MESSER, MRS. ROBERT A.
MILLARD, MELVIN F.
MILLARD, RACHEL E.
MILLER, ALLEN K.
MILLER, ANITA (PAYNE)
MILLER, KATHYLEEN R.
MONACO, DORIS (EHRMAN)
MOORE, MAURIE D.
MORGAN, YVETTE (BURGOON)
MORRIS, DONNA V.
MORRIS, GRACE L.
MORRIS, JACK F.
MORRIS, JAMES W.
MORRIS, JOHN E.
MORRIS, KELLY L.
MORRIS, MARIE (CICERO)
MORRIS, RICHARD H.
MORRISON, MARGARET B. TEDDY
MORRISON, ROBERT C.
MORRISON, WILLIAM S. "BILL"
MURPHY, DIANE ROSCOEE)
MURPHY, GLENN S.
MURPHY, RAYMOND M.
NAPOLEON, MARTHA "MARCY"
NEAL, GERALD L.
NEAL, MARIE H.
NEHRING, KARL "BUTCH"
NELLIS, CAROL A.
NELLIS, JAMES R.
NELLIS, MARJORIE (STYLES)
NELLIS, RICHARD J.
NELLIS, WAYNE H.
NELSON, GOTFRED P.
NELSON, JEFFREY P.
NELSON, KATHLEEN I. M.
NELSON, MARY LOU
NOLAN, SUE (LITTLE)
NORDSTROM, ELMER J.
O'SULLIVAN, MANUELA "NENA"
O'SULLIVAN, WILLEEN N.
OGLETREE, EDNA (HEWITT)
ORR, MARY N.
ORVIS, FRANCES B.
ORVIS, JAMES E.
ORVIS, LOTTY (STEVENSON)
ORVIS, ROBERT G. "BOB"
OWEN, TERESA W.
PARK, MARIE E.
PARK, WILLIAM J.
PARKER, DON C.
PARKER, RUTH ANNE
PARSONS, MARY LOUISE WARREN
PARTHENAIS, JAMES M.
PATTISON, JAMES C.
PATTISON, KATHLEEN E.
PAUL, HAROLD I.
PAULSON, JILL E.
PAULSON, LEIGH C. "CASH"
PAULSON, MARY JANE (WHITE)
PENNOCK, ANN L.
PEPPE, MARGIE (ALLEN)
PETERSON, BARBARA D.
PETERSON, DIANE M.
PETERSON, THOMAS C.
PETRONE, LOIS ANN (SPENCER)
PHILLIPS, MONROE T.
POPE, DARWIN E.
POST, DORIS C.
POZNICK, MARY ANN (MC COY)
PUSTIS, MRS. JOSEPH
RAINES, RUTH (HUDGINS)
RATHGEBER, ANNE R.
REECE, VIRGINIA K.
REYES, ROY E.
REYES, TOMAS E.
RICHARDSON, JANET B.
RICHEY, DR. HOBART K.
RICHEY, LISA (WILKENS)
RIDGE, M. PATRICIA
RIDGE, ROBERT LEO
RIGBY, EDWIN F.
RIGBY, HUA W.
RISBERG, ROBERT J.
ROBERSON, BILLY J. "JODY"
ROBERSON, DOLORES M.
ROBERTSON, ELLEN M.
ROBINSON, SANDY (MAY)
ROBSON, J. T.
ROCHE, LORI (FLORES)
ROCHE, WILLIAM "SCOTT"
ROSALY, CARLOS L.
ROSCOE, HELEN W.
ROSE, ELIZABETH A.
ROTH, GEORGE J.
ROWE, MILDRED S.
ROWLEY, SARA P.
ROZMESKI, LIL (FLORES)
ROZMESKI, PAUL V.
RUEBLINGER, KATIE (O'BRIEN)
SAMPLES, MARGARET (HAINES)
SANDERS, DORIS R.
SANDERS, IRL R., JR.
SANDERS, JOHN M.
SANDERS, JOHN M., II
SANDERS, MARY NELL
SASS, CORALIA B.
SASS, JOAN K.
SASS, JOHN, JR.
SASS, SUSAN M.
SASS, VALERIE M.
SCHMIDT, JOHN E., JR.
SCHMIDT, RUTH (BARLOW)
SCHMIDT, THEODORE, JR."TED"
SCHWARZROCK, MAZIE (CURTIS)
SCOTT, BERTHA E.
SCOTT, EDWARD A.
SCOTT, MARIAN W.
SCOTT, PRISCILLA (KOPERSKI)
SCOTT, THOMAS H.
SETZER, TATE L.
SETZER, TOODLES (WARREN)
SHAFFER, JULIA (SHIPLEY)
SHAPIRO, HELEN (ROSE)
SHAPIRO, W. RICHARD
SHARP, FRANCES (VIOLETTE)
SHEDLOCK, C. H. "SHED"
SHERRY, LINDA M.
SHIPLEY, MARGE (OWEN)
SIMMONS, JAMES, JR.
SKEIE, HENRI G.
SLAUGHTER, JOHN "TERRY"
SLIMON, HAMILTON I.
SMAIL, BARBARA D.
SMAIL, ROBERT H.
SMITH, ALBERTA (MEAD)
SMITH, CAROL (SAARINEN)
SMITH, ELAINE (MARTIN)
SMITH, J. BARTLEY
SMITH, JOCELYN (COX)
SMITH, JOHN R.
SMITH, LINDA M.
SMITH, MRS. JOHN R.
SMITH, REGINA (SCHMIDT)
SMITH, SALLY (HANCOCK)
SNOW, BETTY (CHAN)
SPENCER, BILLIE SUE
SPENCER, LAURA VA
SPENCER, WILLIAM W.
SPRAGUE, JOSEPHINE M.
STACY, SHERWOOD J.
STARKE, CARL H.
STARKE, VIRGINIA "GINI"
STEARNS, ANA C.
STEARNS, J. ALEX
STEARNS, JAMES E.
STEARNS, LINDA H.
STEINER, DOLLY (ALLEN)
STEVENS, ELMER B.
STEVENS, VERA L.
STEWART, JOANNE "JAY"
STEWART, ROBERT H.
STOCK, WILLIAM M. "BILL"
STROOP, EDWARD C., JR.
STROOP, GERALD "GERRY"
STROOP, LENEVE DOUGH
SUDDABY, GEORGE D., JR.
SUDDABY, SANDRA S.
SUTHERLAND, A. C.
SUTHERLAND, SUE (COTTON)
TAYLOR, SHEILA (MC NAMEE)
TERWILLIGER, ALBERT "TWIG"
THOMPSON, ANITA R.
THOMPSON, CAROL A.
THOMPSON, CLYDE A. "BUTCH"
THOMPSON, GORDON H.
THOMPSON, JAN (FARNSWORTH)
THOMPSON, JEFFREY D.
THOMPSON, MARION C.
THOMPSON, RUTH E.
THOMPSON, VICTOR L.
THORNHILL, KATHY (GRINNELL)
TOCHTERMAN, MARY (KELLEHER)
TOMFORD, DENNIS M.
TOMFORD, HELEN M.
TOMFORD, RICHARD J.
TOMFORD, RICHARD J., JR.
TOSCAR, JOAN (HENSLER)
TOWNSEND, VIRGINIA C.
TOWNSEND, WESLEY H. "RED"
TROUT, WALTER E.
TURNER, RUPERT S.
VENO, IRENE L.
VEZINA, CAROLYN (BARLOW)
VIOLETTE, WILLIAM A.
WALDORF, CECILIA E.
WALKER, GEORGE B.
WALLACE, JOHN C.
WALLACE, ROBERT A.
WARD, MARY J.
WATERS, JOHN M.
WATKINS, FREDERICK D.
WATKINS, MRS. FREDERICK D.
WEAVER, JUDY (PAULSON)
WELCH, CHRISTOPHER J.
WELCH, GERARD J. "JERRY"
WELLS, FLORINDA B.
WELLS, ROGER W.
WERTZ, EMMA M. "PEGGY"
WERTZ, JOSEPH A.
WHEATON, JOHN M.
WHEELER, CORI MORRISS)
WHEELER, JEANNE M.
WHEELER, MARY L.
WHEELER, RAY W., SR.
WHITE, EVERETT, JR.
WHITE, RUTH (PRESTON)
WHITE, RUTH (ROGAN)
WHITMAN, MURIEL (HOLMELIN)
WIDELY, HARRIET W.
WILBURN, E. K.
WILDER, KATHY A.
WILDER, THOMAS "TOM"
WILKES, JANIE (CLARK)
WILLIAMS, ROGER T.
WILSON, BONNIE K.
WILSON, GRACE (SCHACK)
WILSON, LEE A.
WILSON, LEROY B., JR.
WINDLE, MARGARITE "MAGGIE"
WINDLE, ROBERT L.
WINQUIST, G. W.
WITKIN, HELEN S.
WITKIN, RABBI NATHAN
WOMBLE, LUELLA (MORALES)
WOOD, JAMES C.
WOOD, VIRGINIA (PRESTON)
WOODRUFF, WALLACE E.
WRIGHT, CONNIE (CLINCHARD)
WRIGHT, JOHN A.
YOUNG, STEPHEN B.
YOUNG, VIRGINIA M.
YOUNG, WILLIAM D.
YOUNG, WILLIAM D., II
ZUMBADO, R. F.
ADAMS, DONALD D.
ADAMS, PAULA (WITT)
ARNOLD, WILLIAM E.
BARFIELD, LIONEL L. "MIKE"
BELL, WARREN M.
BRIGHT, PATRICIA (DAVIS)
BURDA, JULIETA A.
CAID, CAPRICE (DOCKERY)
CLINCHARD, DR. WILLIAM H.
COLLINS, ALBERT B.
COLLINS, ALITA L.
COLLINS, ANITA B.
DOCKERY, EVA N.
DOCKERY, W. J., JR.
EGAN, BETSI (KAPP)
EGAN, THOMAS D.
FEARS, CHARLES C.
FEARS, JOYCE L.
FLYNN, MARILYN L.
FRITZ, CAROL A. (BEALL)
FRITZ, GENE S.
GRAY, FLOANN (PIERCE)
HARRIS, JOAN F.
HARRIS, RALPH D.
HATCHETT, VETA M.
HUTCHINGS, BARBARA M.
JACQUES, MAE R.
LEACH, MARY (SCIGLIAANE)
MC CARRAGHER, ANGELA
MC CARRAGHER, PAT
MC CARRAGHER, PENNYE
MC CARRAGHER, SHEILA
MC LEOD, FRANK J., JR.
MC NALLY, MARIELLA MEGGERS
MILLS, JERALD H. "JERRY"
MILLS, SHIRLEY VAN DER DIJS
MORRIS, CHARLES F.
RICHARD, EUNICE (OLIVE)
RUCKER, CAROLYN (HOLMES)
STROMME, SARAH (BIRCHER)
VALENTINE, DANIEL P.
VAUGH, BEVERLY (DOCKERY)
VAUGHN, DAVID, JR.
VAUGHN, DAVID, SR.
WALLACE, DIANE (HINDMAN)
WALLACE, RICHARD "DICK"
WILLIAMS, PAUL M.
BRIANS, WALLACE S. "WALLY"
THRASH, MARGARET A. DANIEL
GRIFFIN, ROBERT L.
ARNDT, JOAN (POWELL)
CAREY, JOHN J., JR.
ELMENDORF, FRANCES D."FRAN"
FUCIK, EDWARD M.
FUCIK, PEGGY (REINIG)
HOWARD, LYNNE (JONES)
JONES, KELLY (HOWARD)
LA CROIX, MIKE
PAJAK, DOUGLAS M. "DOUG"
PAJAK, JUDITH MEYERS "JUDY"
PAPE, DOROTHY (DEDEAUX)
PAPE, GEORGE W.
CROSS, JAMES C.
JACKSON, BARBARA (HATCHETT)
KLOTZ, PHILLIP C.
KLOTZ, SARA (ROBERTSON)
MC DONALD, MARGARET
HARLOW, JUNE W.
HENSLEY, MARY ELLEN (SYKES)
ADAMS, ROBBIE J.
ARABIE, YVONNE (MORALES)
BREADEN, EVE M.
BREADEN, WILLIAM H. "HERB"
CURRIER, NORMAN J.
FARBMAN, ADELE G.
FETHERSTON, EDWARD M.
FOLGER, DORIS "RUSTY"
FRYER, RICHMOND G.
GREGG, EUGENE J.
GREGG, EUGENE T.
GREGG, HELEN M.
GREGG, LAURA A.
GREGG, MARIAM S.
HARVEY, HUGH E.
HARVEY, PATRICIA M.
HATCHETT, WILLIAM J.
MAISANO, GLORIA (SIGL)
MC KEOWN, DENISE
MC KEOWN, JIM
MC KEOWN, LORI
MC KEOWN, LYNN
MOOCHLER, DAVID E.
MORRIS, KENNY L., JR.
POTTER, RUTH (APPIN)
DONALDSON, ROBERT D.
DUFFUS, JAMES N.
DUFFUS, MRS. JAMES N.
BAILEY, ELSA (REIMANN)
BISTANY, AIDA (HARVIE)
COWELL, EILEEN E. (COX)
COWELL, GEOFFREY T.
DRISCOLL, MARK JAMES
GERHART, DOROTHY (ROWLEY)
GREGORY, LINDA L.
GREGORY, WARREN A.
KROMER, IRENE T.
LINDENMEYER, NANCY WEBSTER
MC FARLAND, COLIN
MC NAMEE, BRIAN E.
MILLETT, JOHN J.
SCHMIDT, JOHN E.
SCHMIDT, KATHERINE "KITTY"
SHAFFER, EMMA (MENZEL)
SHAFFER, FRANCIS A.
WALKER, DAVID L.
WALKER, ROBIN (HARRISON)
HICKEY, JANICE ROSCOEE)
MC FARLAND, BRENT
MC FARLAND, CHANTEL
MC FARLAND, EDWARD A.
MICI, GINNY ROSCOEE)
RANDOLPH, EDWARD S., JR.
RILEY, LOIS M.
RILEY, WILLIAM B.
SANDER, IRL ROGER, III
SNYDER, JOSEPH R. "JOE"
WALTERS, SANDRA (WEBB)
ASMUSSEN, ANITA (DANIELS)
BAUMAN, EUGENE L.
BAUMAN, LOUISE A.
CAREY, GRACE (JONES)
CRUCET, RAYMOND A. "RAY"
HUFF, DONALD B.
BARKEIM, BARBARA (BETCHER)
BETCHER, MRS. ORLAN
OLSON, PAT (SHOUTS)
ADAMS, PATRICIA G. "PAT"
ADAMS, ROBERT H. "ROBBIE"
BAILEY, SUSAN (HALLEY)
BOLAND, EARL R.
BOLAND, LYNN (DEGENAAR)
MC GRIFF, E. CORBIN, JR.
RAMEY, OTIS M., JR.
ROBERSON, PATT (FOSTER)
SUMRALL, GEORGIA (SMITH)
WADE, LEE E.
BROWN, CHARLES W.
COINER, ERMA D.
ENGELKE, HERBERT 0.
ENGELKE, WILL M.
POOLE, A. SUZANNE (GUPTON)
HATCHETT, GEORGE L.
LE VEE, PENNY B.
LE VEE, RICHARD J.
LINCK, FREDRICK M.
LINCK, NORA J.
MANTLE, MARYADELIA (MORLEY)
NEW HAMPSHIRE 5
KIMMEL, MRS. EVERETT
KINNIER, JANET (KIMMEL)
NOLET, LYNNE (GOGUEN)
SCIGLIANE, JANET L.
NEW JERSEY 20
BAIN, MARGIE (DENNIS)
ENGLISH, ANDRA (NASH)"ANDY"
HERBERT, JEAN (DENNIS)
JAMKE, AGNES (TONNESON)
KONOVER, JO (DENNIS)
LONDYNSKY, CAPT. S.
LUDLUM, WARREN 0.
RANAUDO, JOANNE (WALKER)
SCHNEIDER, ANITA L.
NEW MEXICO 14
CUMMINGS, ISABEL S.
GUPTON, BEN B.
GUPTON, LORENZA G.
LEWIS, ROYCE B.
MEKETA, JAKIE (DORGAN)
PEABODY, CATHARINE MULLERR)
PEABODY, RAYMOND L.
SCHLOMING, BEATRICE C.
ZAGONE, MARY (GOULET)
NEW YORK 23
CALLAHAN, ELINOR (DONAHUE)
DEDEAUX, LEON E., JR.
EKHOLM, SARA (FERGUSON)
FEWELL, CHRISTINE (HUFF)
KELLY, DEAN L.
KIRKPATRICK, WILMA REYNOLDS
MC LOUGHLIN, MARY ANNE
STUART, GRACE M.
VAN SICLEN, NANCY
VAN SICLEN, ROBERT E.
NORTH CAROLINA 42
BELL, VALERIE 0.
BLANEY, ROBERT L. "BOB"
BLANEY, ROBERT W.
BLEVINS, RALPH E., JR.
CHAPMAN, ROBERT A.
CLARY, GENE S.
FRASER, ANDREW W.
FRASER, ANDREW W., JR.
GARLITZ, BARBARA BARTLETT
HAMLIN, EUGENE E., JR.
HARMON, BARBARA (DOMBROSKY)
HERRING, B. A.
HORINE, MARY ELLEN
HUFF, ANTOINETTE "TOI"
HUFF, MANNER "MOONEY"
JOHNSON, LISA (HUNT)
JONES, LUTHER F.
KRIMMINGER, RENEE (BALLOU)
MC DANIEL, JOSEPH L.
MC DANIEL, RUTH B.
MURRAY, BETTY (NEWLIN)
QUINTERO, ELIZABETH (IRVIN)
NORTH DAKOTA 2
GASING, JOYCE (MC CAUGHEY)
PETERSON, THEODORE A.
CHIARI, SUSAN L.
CROOKS, NICOLA K.
CROOKS, ROBERT G.
FALK, HENRY E.
HENSHAW, MARGARET (MARTIN)
KIRK, JEAN (HOLMELIN)
KRISTOFF, PAT (VALENTINE)
OLMS, DIANA (ARNDT)
REYNOLDS, VINCENT W."VINCE"
RIGBY, LEE A.
TRUMBLE, TERRY M.
BARNARD, ZORAIDA (TOY LUGO)
BURNS, JEAN D.
BURNS, LAURA LEA
BURNS, ROBERTA DORIS
BURNS, SCOTT A.
COLLINS, DARALENE E.
COLLINS, WALTER A.
GRAHAM, MARY V., M.D.
MORALES, RALPH A., JR.
PENNINGTON, JAMES H.
ROBERTSON, TOM C.
SAMPSON, DON D.
BERG, CARL N.
DAVIS, EDITH M.
JOHNSTON, DOROTHY ENGLER
ATTIA, JOSEPHINE E. (HILTY)
BALES, MELANIE (TRIM)
BENNY, E. PATRICIA
BENNY, TRICIA L.
BENNY, WILLIAM E.
BENNY, WILLIAM L., JR.
BOUKALIS, ROBERT J. "BOB"
BOYER, ROBERT R.
BRADLEY, DIANE S.
BRADLEY, JAMES P.
BRANDENBURG, ELIZABETH L.
BRUNNER, SANDRA (WALLACE)
CANAMAS, PENNY (WILDER)
CANAMAS, VINCENT N.
CHAN, HARRY Y., JR.
CHAN, THELMA (OYLER)
COFFEY, CAROLYN (HACKETT)
COFFEY, MARY D.
COLEMAN, PAT (NECKAR)
CORRIGAN, MRS. TIMOTHY J.
CORRIGAN, SUE (MINTON)
CORRIGAN, TIMOTHY J.
CRITIDES, CAPT. LEO
DE LA MATER, WILLIAM "BILL"
DERMODY, CONNIE ARMBRUSTER
DISHONG, EVELYN D.
DOLLAR, MARY JANE "MINDI"
DOLLAR, ROBERT E.
DUGAN, BRIAN K.
DUGAN, LORRAINE E. (UREY)
DUGAN, THOMAS R.
DUGAN, TRICIA M.
EBERENZ, JOHN M.
FARNSWORTH, NANCY WILLIFORD
FARNSWORTH, RON A.
FINNEMAN, PAT (CICERO)
FONG, NYDIA (OSTREA)
FREUND, GILBERT E.
FULOP, DOUGLAS J.
FUQUA, JOSEPH T. "TERRY"
GARCIA, JOSEPH, JR.
GAUL, LEE (NICKISHER)
GOODRICH, CATHERINE W.
GOODRICH, EDDIE B.
GREENE, LEON G.
HANNA, STELLA D.
HANNA, THOMAS L.
HAYES, GEORGE BARKLEY
HENDERSON, WILLIAM H.
HERN, FRANCES (YOST)
HERN, JOHN F., III
HERN, JOHN F., JR.
HUFF, JANE (GABRIEL)
HUFF, WILLIAM B. "BILL"
HUSUM, JOHN T.
HUSUM, SUSAN A.
KOSIK, LAURA S.
KOSIK, NINA (BROWN)
LANG, MARY LOU
LAWRANCE, MARY R.
LAWRANCE, ROBERT n.
LAWRANCE, ROBERT M.
LAWRANCE, SHIELA S.
LEVES, CHARLES E.
LINARES, ANNA R.
LINARES, ROLANDO, JR."ROLO"
LITTLE, ELAINE (PETERSON)
LITTLE, MICHAEL D.
LITTLE, TOMMY M.
LIVINGSTON, MONICA J.
MAGUIRE, MICHAEL D.
MAGUIRE, MICHAEL J.
MATTHEWS, HELEN H.
MATTHEWS, WALLACE B.
MC ARTHUR, BRENDA S.
MC ARTHUR, DAVID W.
MC ARTHUR, DAWN M.
MC ARTHUR, GEORGE A.
MC ARTHUR, LEANNE
MC ARTHUR, MURRAY
MC CONAUGHEY, DAVID H.
MC CONAUGHEY, DONITA CRULL
MC CONAUGHEY, KATHIE
MC CONAUGHEY, ROBERT H.
MC CONAUGHEY, STACEY L.
MC CONAUGHEY, WILLIAM J.
MC GANN, WILLIAM L.
MC GUINNESS, CHERI
MC GUINNESS, JAMES
MC ILVAINE, DIANE
MC ILVAINE, KEN
MC TAGGART, JOHN M.
MC TAGGART, TILLY
MEAD, BURTON F.
MEISSNER, DOTTIE (MILLER)
MILLS, DEAN A.
MILLS, DORE L.
MILLS, ISABEL M.
MILLS, ROBERT A.
MILLS, RONALD E.
MOKRAY, ARTHUR M., JR.
MORLAND, VIRGINIA WOODHULL
MORRIS, CARLTON A.
MORRIS, KEN L., SR.
PARKER, ROSE MARY
PASCAVAGE, MARY C.
PATTISON, MRS. JAMES E.
PATTISON, THOMAS C.
PAYNE, CLARENCE C.
PAYNE, MRS. CLARENCE C.
PLAISANCE, MARCIE (HEPNER)
RAYBOURN, HERB C.
RAYBOURN, HERB M.
REYES, SANDRA (ALLEN)
RILEY, JOHN G.
ROBISON, LUCILE TARFLINGER
ROBLES, DAVID C.
ROBLES, JOSEPH A.
ROBLES, MARGUERITE (NEAL)
ROWLEY, SAMUEL H., JR.
SALYER, TERRI A.
SANDERS, BRUCE G., III
SANDERS, SANDY (CUNELY)
SEELEY, BONNIE (WILLIS)
STEVENSON, SYDNEY F.
SUESCUM, ANN (WOOD)
VALLEY, ANA SONIA (CANAS)
VANTINE, CAPT. WILBUR H.
VANTINE, DOROTHY M.
WAGNER, JOHN Y.
WAGNER, SIDNEY G.
WATKINS, JANET L.
WATKINS, NORMAN W.
WICKHAM, LYLE A.
WILL, WILLIAM "BILL"
WILLIAMS, BEVERLY (CHAN)
WILLIAMS, CHARLES "BUDDY"
WILLIAMS, CHERYL L. (ALLEN)
WILLIAMS, PATRICK C. "PAT"
WILLIAMS, SEAN P.
WILLIFORD, BOBBIE J.
WILLIFORD, DAVID W.
WILLIFORD, MOLLY (ENGELKE)
WILLIFORD, ROBERT M.
WILLOUGHBY, EDIE (HUFF)
WOOD, BEVERLY (BOWMAN)
WOOD, JOSEPH J. "JOE"
HAMPEL, EDITH (BAKER)
HARPER, MURRAY M.
HILTY, CORAL L.
HILTY, GERALD A.
NAGY, KAREN (LOWANDE)
POOLE, JOHN H., JR.
POOLE, MURIEL H.
POOLE, WILLIAM R.
RICK, CELIA (THOMPSON)
ROSADO-PIKE, MAJORIE V.
SARGENT, JACK W.
SEPCIC, MARY V. (APPIN)
PUERTO RICO 10
GEORGE, EMILY (AMBROSE)
GEORGE, JAMES A. "BUDDY"
HULL, RANDOLPH S.
JONES, NORBERT S.
LUGO, ELIEZER D.
MC DONALD, JEANETTE L.
SAUDI ARABIA 1
BRUCE, DON, JR.
SOUTH CAROLINA 27
BISGROVE, PATRICIA (ROGERS)
CATRON, ELETHEER B.
CATRON, JAMES 0., SR.
GREENE, ARLENE E.
GREENE, RICHARD V.
HARTLEY, BRADFORD J.
HUTCHISON, DONALD P.
HUTCHISON, MRS. DONALD P.
KAPINOS, ADOLPH "ANDY"
KAPINOS, VERNA E.
PERKINS, ROY W.
PIERCE, GERALD M. "JERRY"
PIERCE, KAY (FRANGIONI)
PRICE, JAMES K. "JIM"
SMITH, DOLLIE (FURLONG)
SMITH, FRANK P.
WEST, ALFRED F.
WEST, GUY F.
SOUTH DAKOTA 3
MORSE, FERN L.
MORSE, WARREN W.
BARNES, HELEN (ALRICK)
BERGER, NELLREE B.
BOLING, JO ANN (FISCHER)
BOLING, JOHN R.
CARPENTER, MARGARET E.
CARPENTER, RICHARD H.
CIMICATA, ELLEN (ROGAN)
FISCHER, MRS. WALTER M. 0.
HAMMER, CHARLES W.
HAMMER, MILLI S.
STONE, RALPH, JR.
THOMSON, J. MORTON, JR.
WATSON, JAMES W., JR.
WILKINS, GREGORY L.
WOLF, JAMES L.
ALLEN, GRACE (ARGO)
AYCOCK, BARBARA (CURLES)
BAZE, MARTHA WEBSTERR)
BOSWELL, TONYA (ADAMS)
BRANT, GWEN, (BREADEN)
BRYAN, NANCY (DE LAPP)
BYRD, AUSTIN J., III
BYRD, HANNA R. (ROWLEY)
BYRD, RAYMOND J.
BYRD, RICHARD D.
CAGLE, DR. TYLER W.
CARLISLE, COLETTE (FOSTER)
CARLISLE, J. DRAKE
CARLISLE, T. WADE
CARLTON, JERRY L.
CARPENTER, MARY FEHRENBACH
CATZOELA, MANUEL, JR."CATZ"
CAVANAUGH, CHARLES A., JR.
CHAMBERS, CLARA (MAY)
CHRISTOPH, CAROLYN B.
CHRISTOPH, L. J.
COOKE, ARDEN LOU
COREY, CAROLE (THOMPSON)
COTTON, SUE (TRIM)
COYLE, EDWARD G.
DAILY, JUDITH (CROOKS)
DANIEL, ANNA (GALLOWAY)
DAVIS, LIBBY (LUNDY)
DE LOOF, JO ANN
DE LOOF, NORMAN
DIEZ, ROSEMARY W.
DIEZ, WILLIAM, JR.
DOWNING, ANN B.
DOWNING, GEORGE R.
DUNCAN, ROBERT R. JR.
DUNN, ADELE P.
DUNN, ROBERT F.
ERMISH, ANITA (ELDREDGE)
EVERSON, BERNHARD, JR.
FALLS, PHYLLIS (ALLEN)
FARLEY, MARY LOU
FARR, FLORENCE (MAY)
FEHRENBACH, ALBERT W.
FITZPATRICK, SARAH (PURDY)
FORREST, ERNEST W.
GARRISON, KENNETH N.
GARRISON, LAURA K.
GIBSON, HOLLIE M.
GIBSON, MARIE W.
GROSS, KIMBERLY "KIM"
GROSS, MIRIAM C. "MIMI"
GROSS, RODNEY T. "ROD"
HALL, DOLORES WHEELER
HALL, LE MOYNE
HARRISON, PATCHES (BROWN)
HAYES, JOHN D.
HIGGERSON, AGNES V. HOWARD
HIGGERSON, DAVID P.
HIGGERSON, TRACY G.
HIGGERSON, TRAVIS W.
HOGAN, IRIS D. (DEDEAUX)
HOGAN, RICHARD C.
HOLLOWELL, IRENE (WRIGHT)
HOWLE, BONNIE (BELL)
HOWLE, CHARLES L.
HUFFMAN, JAMES E.
HUGHES, SARAH (POLITE)
JOHNSON, EUGENE A.
KELLEY, MARY (HICKS)
KERN, CAPT. W. R., JR.
KERN, MARY LOU
KERN, RHONDA S.
KROGH, KENNETH C.
KRUEGER, ERNEST M. "BUCK"
LANE, MC NAIR A.
LANE, SUSAN (HIRONS)
LEE, CHERIE (DANIELSON)
LEE, FRANK, JR.
MALLIA, ANN T.
MALLIA, LOUIS A.
MARTIN, BARYL TRAVIS
MARTIN, GERALD B.
MARTIN, PAULA (KUYOTH)
MC CARRICK, JIM
MC CONAGHY, KATHLEEN M.
MC GLOIN, BESS
MC KINZEY, BOB
MC KINZEY, LYNN (BRAUN)
MC KINZEY, SHANNON
MEEKER, DABNEY B.
MOORE, KAREN A. MC CONAGHY
MORTON, JO ANN
MORTON, JOHN B.
MORTON, LEE J.
MULROY, AGNES A.
MULROY, EDWARD T.
O'CONNOR, EDWARD F.
O'CONNOR, SHIRLEY S.
O'HAGAN, JOAN (DE LAPP)
PAIS, IMOGENE B.
PAIS, WILSON F.
PAULDING, HOWARD R.
POPE, HELEN S.
RAYBOURN, FR. FRED L.
REYNOLDS, CARL W.
ROY, R. J.
RUOFF, JACK M.
RUOFF, MARGE (RATHGEBER)
SANDERS, DEBRA (BOSWELL)
SLICE, JAMES G., JR.
SNYDER, IRENE (MICHAELIS)
SNYDER, RODERICK "ROD"
SOUKUP, CHARLES R.
SOUKUP, NANCY K.
SPAFFORD, CARLA (CHAMBERS)
SPAFFORD, JOE F., III
STOUGH, JEANNE (FLYNN)
TRIM, JOHN D.
TRIM, JUNE A.
TRIM, PRESTON M., III
TURNER, GLADYS S.
TURNER, ROBERT M.
VAUGHN, MARYRUTH (CLEMENT)
WEBSTER, EDWARD B.
WEBSTER, ELLEN (ERMISH)
WEBSTER, JUANITA L.
WEIGLE, CATHY (CARLISLE)
WEIGLE, GERALD "JERRY"
WIEDENHOFF, ALICE CHAMBERS
ZEECK, JARVIS R.
ZEECK, W. C.
BEALL, ELIZABETH ZENT "LIZ'
COOKE, MRS. A. H.
DE MARR, GLENN
DE MARR, STELLA (BOGGS)
DORSCH, FRANK A.
EBERENZ, ALEXANDER 0.
EBERENZ, LEO J.
FORREST, DOROTHEA M. "DOT"
FORREST, PAUL "RIGGS"
GILEAD, ROSEMARY M.
GLADDEN, GREGORY T.
KEARNS, PAT (STEINER)
KIENZLE, MARGARET C.
KNIGHT, FLORIENETTE C.
LACKLEN, JESSE P. "JESS"
LACKLEN, MARY JANE (COMLEY)
LEISY, ROBERT R.
PENCE, MARILYN (SEALY)
PENCE, WILLIS N., JR.
RIESZ, JUNE (BARLOW)
TAYLOR, CAPT. R. H.
VAN EPP, SARAH J.
WARD, CATHERINE A.
WARD, OSCAR WILDE, JR.
BUNDY, JOHN E.
BUNDY, MICHELE G.
CRUZ, HENRY F.
CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL E.
DUFFUS, CLOVER (SHOBE)
DUFFUS, JAMES B.
EIDE, NANCY (KARIGER)
ENGLERT, WALTER V.
FORBIS, JAMES "JIM"
HANSEN, PEGGY ANN
HANSEN, WALTER J.
KENNEDY, CHARLOTTE B.
LANG, MARY J.
LANG, WILLIAM A.
MC DOUGAL, BARBARA COMBERR)
MC DOUGAL, LOWELL
SHOBE, JAMES W.
SHOBE, NORALIE (ROCHE)
WILKINS, PHILIP M.
WOOD, JAMES B.
WOOD, JEANNE A.
WOOD, MARTHA B.
WOOD, WILLIAM G.
YOUNG, JAMES P., Ill
YOUNG, JAMES P., JR.
WEST VIRGINIA 1
VINCENT, CHARLES J., JR.
DE GELEIN, PAM (BECKER)
MC GLOIN, JIM, JR.
STABLER, CINDY (BECKER)
TOCHTERMAN, ARLENE MC KEOWN
ALLEN, VICTORIA (HOLLOWELL)
BARGER, ANN (O'DONNELL)
LOWRY, MONTANA J.
SNYDER, DOLORES (LOWRY)
GRAND TOTAL 2611
Prizes for the 1985 Chagres Invitational
Golf Tournament on display.
Each golfer received a new Jack Nicklaus golf
ball and cracker snacks to tide them over until
lunch. How many of those new golf balls ended up
in the many lakes of the course?
Once again, the Chagres Invitational Golf Tour-
nament held at the Seminole Lake Country Club on
June 6, 1985, set the pace for the opening events
of the i985 Panama Canal Society Reunion held in
Coffee and doughnuts were served at 8:30 am and
134 golfers were underway by 9:00 am. 35 guests
joined the golfers after play in the clubhouse for
lunch and awarding of prizes.
The weather was just a bit warmer than last
year, because of the reunion being held in June,
but there was no "rain-out", luckily for the golf-
Jane Huldtquist and Anna Collins at the
About set to go. Some recognizable are:
Tony Frangioni, Bob Boyer, Bill Wichman,
Noel Gibson and Louis Dedeaux.
Scoring was done on the Modified Calloway Sys-
tem, and there were many surprised faces when
their names were called off as winners!
Again, we would like to give our special thanks
to Jim Will from California (a Gold-Coaster) who
generously donated four gold putters and three
dozen Titleist golf balls that were given as
One handed golf? Clare and R. Amato,
Jack and Shirley Sargent.
Left foto: Noel Gibson, Ken Atkinson, Jerry Pierce. Right foto: Jim Huffman, Jim
Duffus, John Husum and Kenny Gaul.
Left foto: Ruth Tortorici, Dottie LaCroix, Jane Huldtquist, and Ruth Carey. Right:
Grace Morris, Woodie Woodruff and Richard Morris.
While still in a thanking mood, a special
thanks to Jane and Fred Iuldtquist, Foy and Kerner
Frauenheim, Dot and Ned Neville, Betty and Bob
Boyer, and Anna and Joe Collins, members of your
golf committee. They did a "bang-up" job again.
Father and sons, Gary Will, Bill Will,
Ray Will and Jim Will.
And now to the winners! Low Gross Champion -
Men's Division Mike Smith, Jr. who shot a terr-
iffic 67 (5 under par). Low Gross Champion Women's
Division Mike's mother, Margot Smith Jordan who
shot an 87.. Talk about a family affair! We are
all so proud of this mother-son combination, and
especially proud that their names will be engraved
on our perpetual "Ridge" Trophy, side by side.
In the Low Net Division Men Arthur Egger,
who shot a 71 (one under par, and also his low
gross score). Low Net Division Women Beverly
Dilfer shot a 77 net. These four players received
the coveted gold golf putters.
Bob Diaz had the closest-to-the-pin on hole #7,
and Jean Hendricks had the closest-to-the-pin on
hole #16. Both these golfers took home a gallon of
In the Men's Division, the following winners
had their choice of the prize table: Rick Shapiro,
Jim Riley, Robbie Boyer, Bud Risberg, Ed Stroop,
Reggie Hayden, Mac Lane, David Bell, Louis De-
deaux, Ken Gaul, Butch Hope, Marc Stock, Lloyd
Roberts, Mel Smith, Larry Corrigan, Bill Hatchett,
Dick Hogan, Lindley Hall, Jim Duffus, Mac McCull-
ough, Bill Neal, Rick Brady, larry Broggini, Russ
Hoogland, Fred Huldtquist, Tony Frangioni, Bill
Left foto: Ruth Tortorici, Foy Fraunheim, Lynn Jones Howard, Kay
Center: Ruth Kupka Carey, Right foto: Vicky Bell and Dot Neville.
Egger, winner of the Low Net Div-
Beverly Dilfer, Women's Low Net winner.
Left foto: Betty Boyer, Foy Frauenheim
and Monte Lowry, Golf Committee members.
Right foto: Mac Lane, followed by Ned
delaMater, Hubert Jordan, Jim McKeown, Jim Catron,
Herb Mitten, Carl Starke, Louis Vogel, Jim Will,
Bob Zumbado, Jack Humphrey, Roy Leeser, Bill Will,
Jack Hearn, Tim Corrigan, Hoyt Byrd, Bob Boyer,
David Bishop, Noel Gibson, Bob Diaz and Gene Askew
In the Woman's Division, the following winners
also had their choice of the prize table: Jane
Huldtquist, Doris Post, Ginny Canupp, Ruth Torto-
rici, Foy Frauenhein, Lynn Jones Howard, Kay Purdy
Wilburn, Jean Hendricks, Claire Anato, Vicki Bell,
Grace Morris, Ruth Carey, Shirley Sargent, Bonnie
Wilson, Margaret Boggini, Donna Hudson and Pat
All of the luncheon tables again were decorated
with a green golf flag representing a different
golf club in the Panama Area as well as the Canal
Looking forward to next year's tournament and
an even bigger turn-out.
Contributed by Jane Huldtquist.
Golf Tournament Co-Chairperson
Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business meeting of the 53rd Ann-
iversary Reunion was called to order by President
Vic May at 9:40 am, who led the assembly in the
Pledge to the Flag. Mrs. Dorothy Yocun gave the
invocation, followed by a few moments of silent
Mr. May read the rules of conduct to those pre-
sent and welcomed all to the reunion and Business
meeting. Past Presidents were recognized, as were
long-time absent members.
Officers at the head table for the Ann-
ual Business meeting were: Pat Beall,
Editor, Bill Stock, 2nd Vice-President,
Pete Foster, 1st Vice-President, Vic May
President, Dorothy Yocum, Chaplain, and
(not shown), Shirley Boswell, Secretary/
The President introduced the pages, timekeepers
and members of the nominating committee, who were:
Pages: Jay Cain
Timers: Carl Starke
Voting: Anna Collins, Chairperson
A standing ovation for Pete Foster, the
Coordinator for the 1985 Annual Reunion.
Shown are: Pat Beall, Editor, Bill Stock
2nd. Vice President, and Vic May, Pres-
ident of the Society.
Mr. IZussell Jones was unable to attend as a
member of the Nominating Committee.
The Secretary/Treasurer read the minutes of the
regularly scheduled meeting held in May, as well
as the Treasurer's Report. As there were no corr-
ections or additions, the minutes were approved as
read and the financial report will stand for
Mr. May thanked the members for the pleasure of
serving as President for the past fourteen months.
Highlights of his term of office was the modern-
ization of office equipment used by the Editor and
Secretary/Treasurer, changes in the meeting days
to Saturday for special occasions to accommodate
working members, and changing the Annual Reunion
to June. He thanked all his committees for their
cooperation and efforts to make this past year a
memorable one. A standing ovation was given him
for the fine job he has done as President for 1984
Mr May presented a recommendation for a Dist-
inguished Service Award for Mrs. Jean Mann which
had been approved by the Executive Board and sub-
sequently published in the June issue of the Canal
Record. The recommendation was read and approved
Nominating Committee for 1984-'85 counting write-in ballots for 1985-'86 officers.
L to R: Sara Rowley, Dorothy Yocum, Anna Collins, Committee Chairperson, and Joseph
Hickey. Right foto: Pages for the 1985 Annual Business Meeting were, L to R: Jay
Cain, Faith Brundage, and Ann Pennock.
unanimously by the members. Mrs. Jean Mann was
presented the award by Pat Beall. Mr May then pre-
sented her with a gift from the Society in appre-
ciation for her thirteen years of service to the
Letters of Appreciation were presented to Jane
Huldtquist and Dorothy Herrington, along with a
Panama Canal Society pin. A special gift was also
presented to them for the audit they performed in
March, 1985, closing out Mrs. Jean Mann's incum-
President Vic May presenting gifts and Letters of Appreciation to Jane Huldtquist
and Dorothy Herrington for their sustained outstanding performance as members of the
Audit and Budget Committee. Right foto: Vic May and Pat Beall present Jean Mann,
outgoing Secretary/Treasurer with the Distinguished Service Award and a gold pin for
her thirteen years of dedicated service to the Society.
The President submitted an amendment to Article
III, Section 5 of the Bylaws regarding delinquent
members or new applicants for membership and their
entitlement to past copies of the Canal Record.
The increasing volume of memberships, cost of
printing the Canal Record and administrative costs
makes our present procedure too costly. A change
regarding multiple memberships was also proposed.
These changes have been approved by the Bylaws
Committee and will be printed in the next issue of
the Canal Record to permit votong by the full mem-
Mr. May entertained a motion to change the
Standing Rules of the Society to require present-
ation of a paid-up dues card for admission to the
Annual Business Meeting. Motion made by Carl Star-
key; seconded by Alfred West. Motion carried.
bency as Secretary/Treasurer of the Society. Mr.
Norman Demers and Mr. Harry Egolf will be pre-
sented with their Letters of Appreciation and pins
at the Luncheon on Saturday.
Past Presidents of the Society were then asked
to come forward for presentation of their Past-
President's Society lapel pins. Those present and
receiving pins were:
Eugene I. Askew, 1974-1976
Howard L. Clarke, 1978-1979
Robert J. Roy, 1977-1978
Anna T. Collins, 1983-1984
Ross H. Hollowell, 1972-1974
At the conclusion of Mr. May's presentations,
Mr. Peter Foster presented a Past-President's pin
to Mr. Vic May.
Left foto: Jane Huldtquist, Co-Chairman for the Golf Tournament, delivers her report
and names winners of the tournament. Center: Bill Grady, Legislative Representative,
addresses the assembly on the latest legislative issues. Right foto: Some of the
members attending the Annual Business Meeting. In the foreground are Cece Marceau
and Marge Foster.
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Left foto: Vic May, President, presents Past-Presidents Pins to Mrs. Anna Collins,
1983-'84; Robert J. Roy, 1977-'78; Howard L. Clarke, 1978-'79; and Eugene I. Askew,
1974-'76. Right foto: The President, Vic May, administers the Oath of Office to the
elected officers for 1985-'86. Standing, L to R: Bill Wheeler, 1st Vice President,
Pat Beall, Editor, Pete Foster, President, Adrien Bouche, 2nd Vice-President, and
Shirley Boswell, Secretary/Treasurer.
Mr. Pat Beall announced he was awarding Cert-
ificates of Appreciation to two of the Canal Rec-
ord Reporters, Sheila Bolke of Southern California
and Penny Graham of Colorado. He also gave a re-
port on his work with the Canal Record during the
past year. In appreciation for a job well done, he
received a standing ovation from the membership.
Mr. Peter Foster, Reunion Coordinator submitted
an up-date on the reunion and gave special thanks
to his wife, Marjorie for her support during the
past year. His thanks also went to Betty Malone,
Joe Hickey, Fred and Jane Huldtquist, Pat Beall
and Sandy Robinson for heading up the all import-
Mrs. Jane Huldtquist reported on the Golf and
Luncheon activities which were both successful.
One highlight of the Golf Tournament was a mother
and son taking full honors.
Mr. Bill Grady, Legislative Officer made a re-
port indicating no change in the status of the
cost-of-living-allowances, still in legislation.
Mrs. Anna Collins, Chairperson of the Nom-
inating Committee reported there were 98 votes
cast. The 1985-1986 Slate of Officers resulting
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from the votes counted are as follows:
President Peter W. Foster
1st Vice President Bill Wheeler
2nd Vice President Adrien Bouche
Record Editor Richard "Pat" Beall
Secretary/Treasurer Shirley Boswell
Mrs. Anna Collins motioned that be ballots be
destroyed. Motion seconded and carried.
The Oath of Office was administered to the new-
ly elected officers of the Society by the Pres-
ident, Mr. Vic May, who also presented a gavel to
Mr. Foster to be used during his term of office.
As there was no further business, the meeting
adjourned at 12:55 pm.
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Class and Group Reunions
BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1935
The 1935 Graduating Class of BHS celebrated its
50th-year Reunion, the first and only one for this
class. Through the years, many of us have kept in
touch and seen each other at the Florida Reunions.
This year, Wilma (Wickens) Kennerd and Eugene Ham-
lin took it upon themselves to contact classmates
J to come to the Tampa Reunion. Many interesting re-
plies were received. Through the kindness of the
Class of 1960, who celebrated their 25th Reunion,
we were able to join them for a get-together for
': '" ..- ( .. an cocktails and dinner.
Coast-to-Coast Riders never looked so
good! Pictured (front row) are Bill Hen-
derson, Bob Conneely, Earl Boland, Walt
Collins and Dewey Harris. Back row:
Willie Hidalgo, James Pennington, Greg .
Gramlich, Larry Mohler, Ray Magan, and
'Host' Choppy White.
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Col. and Mrs. Date Boggs (USA Ret 'd)
B. H. S. 'ers. L-R, front to back: Ray
Nickisher, Ralph Hults, Bob Conneely,
Carl Meissner, Chuck Becktell, At Deg-
enaar, Bill Riley, Ray Crucet, Edgar
Kourany, M.D., the Rev. Fred Raybourne,
Gilmore Jones and Henry Cruz. -
Gene Hamlin, Edith (Baker) Hampel, Lu-
cille (Tarflinger) Robison.
Those who attended from our Class were: Edith
(Baker) Hampel; Ed Coyle, Shirly (Gerchow/Eduards)
Sargent and her husband; Eugene Hamlin; Margaret
(McE1hone) McDonald and daughter; Sara (Robertson)
Klotz and hubbie; Peggy (Sealey) Hutchison; Lucile
BHS-1952. L-R: Jane Madison Roy, Shirley (Tarflinger) Robison; Wilma (Wickens) Kennerd;
Karst Alexaitis, Anna Galloway Daniel, Jack Kromner and his wife and Ruth Bauman Yielding,
Judy Crooks Daily, Beth Lockridge Huls, Dale Boggs and wife; Bill Poole and wife. Also
Shirley Zemer Swenson, and Mary Adelia attending as guests were Jack Poole, Sidney Ran-
Morley Mantle. dolph, and Jack and Jeannie (Colenman) Dombrowsky.
Other classmates who were at the reunion but
were unable to attend the dinner were: Riggs For-
rest and wife; Jean (Mitchell) Smith; Betty
(Nolan) Conrad; Mary Netta Orr; Jack Kroner and
wife; Bill Jones; Charles Vincent; Pete Corrigan
and wife; Barbara (Evans) O'Shaughnessy; Isabel
Those attending the Reunion for the first time'
were (I'll use their maiden names): Edith Baker; .
Shirley Gerchow/Edwards; Margaret HcElhone; Sara
Robertson; Dale Boggs; Jean Mitchell; Betty Nolan;.
Charles Vincent and Isabel Schloming.
Classmates who have attended other Canal Zone Barbara (Evans) O 'Shaughnessy, Wilme
Reunions but were not able to attend this year (Wickens) Kennerd, Jean (Mitchell) Smit)
were (and I may have missed a few!): Lois de la Betty (Nolan) Conrad, Peggy (Sealey)
Mater Bates; Tom Halladay; Claudis Howell; Roberta Hutchison. Chuck Vincent in back.
(Johannes) Paterson; Elizabeth (McKee) Hoffman;
Jack Rathgeber; Mildred (True) Hearne; and Gen-
evieve (Christie) Phelps.
We all enjoyed seeing each other; some we had
not seen since graduation. Some of us didn't re-
cognize each other at first! But it was fun and we
heartily recommend that other classes get together
on their 50th. It is really great, and suddenly,
50 years seems like only a few years!
I am making up a list of all known addresses of
our classmates. If anyone wants a copy, contact
Eugene Hamlin, Wilma Kennerd or me for a copy.
Peggy Hutchison Sara (Robinson) and husband, Shirle
Class of 1935, BHS. (Gerchow/Edwards) Sargent.
Group picture BHS '55 in '86. (Maiden names used) Front row sitting: Migiuelda Ar-
baiza, Bob Zumbado, Lee Cotton. Kneeling: Paul Glassburn, Lee Rigby, John Schmidt,
Doris Ehrman, Barbara Hammond, Butch Hope, Sam Beckley, Bob Crooks, Jim Stevens,
Burt Mead, Henry Ehrman. Middle row: Reggie Hayden, Lizzie Suazo, Orlando Cruz, Pat
Steiner, Lois Spencer, Dee Dee Tewinkle, Martha Webster, Millie Sandrone, Paige Cos-
tello, Margaret Curles, Jim McKeown, Sadie Williams, Kay Frangioni, Joan Hensler,
Doug Schmidt, Lambert Mantovani, Sara Collinge, Don Huff, Joe Wood. Last row: Dick
Gramlich, Herb Raybourne, Rolando Linares, Jim Jarvis, Joe Vowell, Robin Harrison,
Dawn Crowell, Phyllis Phyllips, Tilcia Femenias, Jim Richardson, Nina Brown, Jim
Boughner, Larry Cotton and Henry Turlington. (Not in picture: Marie Wright, Ralph
Connor and Steve Herring).
"PETER MIKER" REUNION
BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1955
The story has already been written in the
hearts of all those lucky enough to be there, and
continues to go out to loved classmates who could
not get there with letters and pictures, and the
hope of many re-writes in years to come.
Other classes have asked us how to go about
having a great party. We suggest:
1. Invite Panama Canal people.
2. Invite Balboa High School people.
3. Invite '55ers.
4. Invite Gamboa people.
5. Organize like Bob Ztmbado.
6. Be as determined as Doris Ehmann Monaco.
7. Have the talent of Joe Wood as a keynote
8. Have a great Master of Ceremonies as Burtie
9. Have the love and dedication of Nina Brown
10. Mix with the help of classmates too numer-
ous to mention whose memories of companionship,
fellowship, spirit de corps and comradeship is
unsurpassed in a setting of festivity, and merry-
making generated by the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, and you have it.
BHS Class of 1955
OPEN LETTER TO ALL CLASSMATES 1949-50-51
Well, we did it.....176 of us gathered at the
Hyatt Regency in Tampa for our Class Reunion.
After 36 years in some cases, it was worth the
wait. Just seeing and sharing the fun and excite-
ment of being with "old" friends and loved ones -
was a thrill that all of us enjoyed. The only pro-
blem that I know of was that it ended altogether
too soon. WE MUST DO IT AGAIN. Now a problem. I
am truly sorry to report that the "Class Pictures"
I took did not come out. I apologize for making
this error and can only hope that some of the many
others that were also taking "Class Pictures" will
make it known to the rest of us, and also make
them available for purchase. PLEASE If anyone
that got good shots will send me the negative, I
will follow through on my promise to send prints
to everyone that wants a copy. Sorry....the only
Thanks again for coming and helping to make
this class reunion a success. Without your support
we could not have done it.
John (Bill) Schmidt
Class of '50
The 1985 Panama Canal Society of Florida re-
union was especially high-lighted for several
former residents of the Canal Zone community of
Pedro Miguel, as we celebrated our very own spec-
ial reunion at two events. We attended the Thurs-
day evening, June 6 Society sponsored dance as a
group; and we enjoyed a luncheon together on Fri-
day, June 7, at the Rockerfeller restaurant in
down-town Tampa. The luncheon was co-sponsored by
my sister, Helen Edwards Magan and me.
Helen and I wish to thank Jackie Schmidt Bishop
and Iris Dedeaux Hogan for compiling the original
list of names and addresses of former Pedro Miguel
residents This contributed greatly to make the re-
union the great success that it was.
The response was extremely gratifying, as ex-
'Peter Mikers' came from all areas of the United
States as far away as Washington state; and even
from Panama, for this Pedro Miguel reunion. For
some, the separation from their friends from Pedro
Miguel had been over thirty years, but the years
of separation melted away as we fondly recalled
past experiences that we all had shared in that
very special little town of Pedro Miguel. Some
said that this was the first time they had att-
ended a Panama canal Society of Florida reunion,
and that the scheduled Pedro Miguel reunion was
the deciding factor in attending this year.
Wilma Wickens Kennerd has gathered and passed
on some interesting information about some of the
people who attended the Pedro Miguel luncheon.
Some were very early residents of that town. Peggy
Reinig Fucik was probably the earliest resident,
of those who attended, as she came to Pedro Miguel
in 1916 as an infant. Barbara Evans O'Shaughnessy
was born in Ancon Hospital and arrived in Pedro
Miguel in 1917 as an infant. Eleanor Laternan
Becker came to live during 1920. Her husband,
Gustav '"us" Becker was a Roosevelt Medal Holder.
Wilma Wickens Kennerd came with her mother and her
brother from Virginia in October, 1921. Several of
those attending the luncheon are decendents of
Roosevelt Medal holders. William F. Ashton, grand-
father of Anne Hale and Helen Magan was a medal
holder; as were 'Gus' Becker, father of Bertha
Jane Becker Law; Fred Bradley, father of Molly
'Mopsey' Bradley Wood; Duncan and Uncle Harold
Duncan, grandfather and uncle of Barbara Evans
O'Shaughnessy; and George Tarflinger, father of
C. Lucile Tarflinger Robison.
The Pedro Miguel reunion offered the oppor-
tunity for many families who had not been together
in large number for a while, to have their own
family reunions. Some of the larger family groups
were the Dedeaux family with eleven members atten-
ding; three generations of the John Schmidt family
and eight members of the Veta Hatchett family, and
eight members of the Fred Hatchett family also
attended. This was the largest ever get-together
for these two Hatchett families and they had a
special reunion of their own at a niotel near the
Hyatt after the Society reunion was over. There
were four generations of the Veta Hatchett family
at this family reunion.
We would like to say that we missed those who
were contacted but could not come; especially the
following, who did plan to come, but just didn't
make it: Frank Bryan, Thelma Bull, Ed Kennerd,
Katherine and George Ioe, .Ted Marti, Margaret
Meigs Malloy, Della Meigs, Gary Riley, Julia Shoc-
key, Betti Taht. Mrs. Naomi Curling and her grand-
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daughter, Cheryl Garrett, were planning to attend,
but Naomi suffered a stroke and was not able to
come. I talked to her shortly before the reunion
and she was doing very well, but was not strong
enough yet to make the trip and was very dis-
appointed that she would miss seeing her Pedro
Miguel friends. Naomi lives with her daughter,
Sheila Heath, and her address is in the Canal
Many who did attend indicated they would like
to have another 'Pedro Miguel' reunion, so if this
does materialize, we are hoping to see the same
people who came to this one plus the ones who just
couldn't make it this year.
There is no accurate count of the number that
attended the dance, but there were reservations
for 112 for our group. The following 148 people,
some former residents, some family members, spou-
ses, children and friends of former residents
attended the luncheon: Rolf and Joan Powell Ardt,
Joyce Fayard Bailey, Liz Zent Beall, Jean Johnson
Bensen, Mary Latemman Becker, Jackie Schmidt Bish-
op, Jeanne Bishop, Stanley and Marilyn Leiby Bond,
Jean and Adrien Bouche, Jr., George and Martha
Zent Bull, Sue and Dr. Taylor Cagle, Mildred Abreu
Clarke, Dr. Bill Clinchard, Dolores Coffey, Carol
and Bob Conneely, Jack and Joan Van Vliet Corliss,
Dawn and Dick Crowell, Ray Crucet, Claire and Leon
Dedeaux, Louis and Barbara Egolf Dedeaux, Rosemary
and Bill Diez, Barbara Dombrowski, Jean Doubrowski
Betty Dunning, Jo Dunning, Thomas and Doris Chan
Etchberger, Edward and Peggy Reinig Fucik, Celeste
Powell Fulton, Bill and Louellen Zent Gaines,
Glenora Hale, Hugh and Anne Edwards Hale, Mary Lou
Webb Hall, Sue Mable Halvosa, Bill Hatchett, Ruth
and George Hatchett, Mary and Fred Hatchett, Veta
Hatchett, Joann Hummer Haugen, Lois and Charles
Healan, Richard and Iris Dedeaux Hogan, Donna
Dickson Hudson, Louise and Joe Hunt, Bmley Mead
Hunter, Donald Hutchison, Don and Barbara Hatchett
Jackson, Aggie Janke, Jean Kalandar, Madeline and
Bill Keepers, Wilma Wickens Kennerd, Lloyd and Jo
Hatchett Kent, Phillip and Sara Robertson Klotz,
Douglas and Mickey Lavalee Klunder, Bertha Jane
Becker Law, Dolores and Robert Leisy, Henry Joe
Leisy, Bea Mable, Jack and Vee Hatchett MacLaren,
Ray and Helen Edwards Magan, Ruth and Richard
Mallett, Betty Malone, Bob McCarrick, Sandra
McCarrick, David Mead, Adele Meissner, Carl Meis-
sner, Katherine Meissner, Rachel and Melvin Mill-
ard, Joyce Zeeck Mundell, Barbara Evans O'Shaugh-
nessy, Mary Orr, Georgia Pape, George and Dorothy
Dedeaux Pape, Juanda and Jim Pennington, Barbara
and Tommy Peterson, Otis Ramey, Joe Riley, Lois
and Bill Riley, Betty Mead Robertson, C. Lucile
Robison, Marilyn and Don Sampson, Jack and Shirley
Gerchow Edwards Sargent, Cheryl Schmidt, Sharon
and Douglas Schmidt, Kitty and John Schmidt, John
(Bill) Schnidt, Alberta Mead Smith, Jocelyn Cox
Smith, Marilyn Abreu Stevens, Xan and Ruth Turk
Sutherland, Pat Hatchett Thomas, Wally and Beth
Hatchett Trout, Joe Trower, Lee Trower, Gladys and
Robert Turner, C.J. Vincent, Sandra Webb Walters,
Choppy White, Mr. and Mrs. James Whitsett, Leroy
and Bonnie Kleasner Wilson, Molly 'Mopsey' Bradley
Wood, Mary and Jim Young, Bill and Ginger Coffey
Young, and Carl Zeeck.
Anne Edwards Hale
and Helen Edwards Magan
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Left foto: Hernando Escobar, Mary Jane Escobar, Taylor Spurlock, Maj-Britt Spurlock,
Ruth McDaniel, Joe McDaniel, Vic Enyart, Frances Arnold Enyart. Right foto: Frank
Townsend, Georgia Smith Summerall, Jimmy Summerall, Judy Smith Krough, Ken Krough.
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Left foto: Joseph Snyder, Frances Days Jones, J.B. Clemmons, Mike Greene, Marion
Greene, Elsie "Neely" Smith. Right foto: Drake Carlisle, James McCarrick (hardly
visible), Colette (Foster) Carlisle, Russell Gillespie, Stacy Parker, Sandy McCarr-
ick, Tonya Adams Boswell, Mike Boswell.
The Music-Makers: Lucho, the incomparable; Charlie Cooper and his Latin "Copra" Band
and Roger Burns, who blended-in so well.
Left foto: Brian DeRaps, Michele DeRaps, Ruth Ann
"Pos" Parker and Anita Boggs Collins. Right foto:
Townsend and Norman Davison.
Parker, Dick Parker, Gloria Parker
Wesley "Red" Townsend, Virginia C.
Left foto: Nancy Nowel, Scott Parker, Russell Gillespie, Ralph Barrozo, Tom Wilder,
Kathy Wilder and Margaret Cary. Right foto: William "Bill" DeLaMater, Barbara Dom-
browsky Harmon, Leslie Hendricks and Dan DesLondes.
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Left foto: Glenn Murphy, Suzanne Murphy, Lisa Richey, Phil Wilkins, Kim Logan, Greg
Wilkins, Mina Maddox Wilkins. Right foto: Alita Collins, Beverly Chan Williams, An-
ita R. Thompson, Dinah LaPorta, Jim Sturgess, Stella Boggs DeMarr.
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Left foto: Back row, L to R: Vicky Fiori Herrin, Thomas N. Etchberger III, Beverly
Williams, Betty Chan Snow, Father Kennedy, Howard Paulding. Front: Jim Chan, Harry
Chan, Thelma Oyler Chan, Doris Chan Etchberger." Right foto: Ed Matin Jr., Laurie
Husum Allen, Largo Woodruff, Jim Slover, Barbara Slover, Otis Ramey Jr., Pat Risberg
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Orvis on the dance
floor. Right: Warren O. Ludlum and
Norman "Duper" Dugas, classmates of BHS Charles Fewell with daughter. Right:
'41. Virginia and Wesley "Red" Townsend.
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Astrea and Sherman C. Brooks. Right:
Jeff Thompson, grandson of Clara "May" Carl Broussard and his wife, Meredith
Chambers, and Gary Steinhiller. Right: (Boyer) Broussard.
Alice Chambers and daughter.
Left: Beverly Dilfer, Ruth Warner and
Jim Slover get back together after "all
those years'. Right: :Liz (Zent) Beall
Flossie Farr and Lucille Tarflinger Rob- and Bud Risberg recall those days at the
dertaken at the reunion.
Registration: Pete Fstrtion better, making sure he has a satisfied member at the reunion.
Center: Jay Cain disbursing tickets and name tags. Right foto: Vic May and daughter,
Sandy May Robinson, Registration Chairperson, during a rare quiet moment.
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Some of Canal Zone's finest the Canal Zone Police. Back row: Dalvin Heilman, Yane
Levis, George Roth, Bill Kessler, Eddie Dolan, George Cotton, Timmy Corrigan. Center
row: Richard Tomford, Dionne M. Holland, Jack Smith, Andy Kapinos, Mike Green, Jim
Catron, Bruce Sanders, Gregory Gladdin, Don DeSteffano. Front row: Murray Falk, Jim
Slice, Thomas Robertson, Woody Foster, Joe Garcia and Jim Carlin.
Genie Sexton, Virginia Morgan Cooper and
Jean Dennis Herbert meet in the Hos-
Harm Operators. Back: Geore Flores, Brue Sanders
Ed Parker, Lee Kariger, Jack Hern Front: Dattie
Sanders, M2ry Jane Rulson, HaI rd Clarke, Bill
Bailey, Bill Clirxrd.
Hospitality Suite: Dorothy Bitter, one of the many helpers, takes a moment to re-
flect how this initial undertaking is benefitting members. Right: Pat Beall making
sure that Pat Thomas is getting all available information.
Pedro Miguel group at the Thursday nite
dance. L to R: Beth (Hatchett) Trout,
Patt Foster Roberson, selling the book, (back to camera), Jack McLaren, Vee
"Red White and Blue Paradise" with Libby (Hatchett) McLaren, ;Jackie (Schmidt)
Lundy Davis and Jean Kieswetter Mann, Bishop, Dottie (Engler) ? Anne Edwards
past Secretary/Treasurer of the Society. Hale.
"Babe" Kessler and Rae Flynn.
Frances Violette Sharp and Irene Wright
Hollowell, of Houston, Texas.
Johcanr Fudig~ran and Fmanes Gilley.
The Charles Feeall family (Hastings-on-Hudson).
Bob Herrington, Betty Malone, Anna Col-
lins and Charlie Bitter having a quiet
moment in the Hospitality Suite.
Genie Sexton, Anita Kaufer and Dorothy
Bitter, workers of the Hospitality room.
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Engineering and Construction Bureau, Back, L to R:
Eddie Goodrich, Ed AMlin, Bob onabdson, ally
Athz s, Jean Brus, Frank Lee. Front: Gloria
M-in, Kathy Goodich, Mrs. onardscn, Debbie Lee,
Mrs. Matheas, Mrs. J. BIns.
Dot Herrington, Pat Beall and Dorothy
Bitter setting up the Hospitality Suite.
Left foto' Vic May, presiding at the head table during Annual Luncheon. Seated L to
R: Dorothy Yocum, Chaplain, and husband, Ernie Yocum; June May, Adrien Bouche, Guest
Speaker and 2nd Vice-President elect; Vic May; Jean Bouche, Pete Foster, President-,
elect; Marge Foster; Shirley Boswell, Secretary/Treasurer elect, and Pat Beall,
Editor elect. Right: Outgoing President Vic May presents a new gavel made by Bob
Hurdle, Dothan, Ala., to new President Pete Foster. A much appreciated gift.
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Left foto: Walter and Darlene Collins, Paul and Lil Rozmeski, Daniel Kalka, Mary
Sepcic, Kayron Heines, Ruth Potter. Right foto: Vic Melant, Joe and Louise Hunt,
John and Muriel Poole, William "Hank" Poole, Eugene Hamlin and Mary Ruoff.
Left foto: Bill Badders and Mrs. Badders stand for recognition. Bill was awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor in May, 1939 for his role in rescuing crew members from
the submarine "USS Squalus". Center: Dorothy and Roger Williams of Pompano Beach,
Fla. Right foto: Jim Shobe, Noralie Shobe, Clover Shobe Duffus, Jim Duffus, Mr. and
Mrs. Aldon Fulcher, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Duffus.
Left foto: Bill Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mallett, Jean Mallett Wheeler, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Badders. Right foto: Frank Lee, Debbie Lee, Jean Burns, Vickie Hutchison
Boukalis, Ed Malin Jr., Doris Burns, Bob Donaldson, Mrs. Donaldson, Ed Malin Sr. and
Left foto: Virginia Cooper, Esther Currier (oldest member at the Luncheon wins a "T"
shirt, courtesy of Ed and Jean Armbruster), and Murray Falk. Right foto: Jim and
Betty Whitsett, R.F. Zumbado, Buddy Antone, Ann Buchter, Paul Carpenter, Kimberly
Buchter, Solveg and Edward Albin.
Left foto: President Vic May pays tribute to all Past-Presidents attending. L to R:
Ross Hollowell, 1972-'74; Eugene Askew, 1974-'76; Troy Hayes, 1957-'58; Jack Morris,
1979-'80; Rob Roy, 1977-'78; Mrs. Anna Collins, 1983-'84; and Vic May, 1984-'85.
Right foto; Jean Armbruster presents Woody Woodruff with First Prize during drawing
sponsored by Ed and Jean Armbruster of the Panama Canal area.
Left foto: Betty Quintero, Dolores Snyder, Monty Lowery, Doris Post, Virginia Morgan
Cooper, Esther Currier, Murray Falk, Peggy Lott, Henry Falk and Isabelle Gibson.
Right foto: Bob and Adele Dunn, Marie Gibson, Ceil Waldorf, Thelma Bull, and Marie
Left foto: Ted
and Sue Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Shirley. Right foto: Sara Rowley
III, Sandy sanders, Dottie and Bruce Sanders, Gene Fritz and Carol
Susan and Marnette Wenborne.
Left foto: Kay and George Winquist, Elsie and Frank Dorsch, Dr. Mary Graham, Grace
Stuart. Right foto: Doris Barfield, Jean Bensen, Teddy Morrison, Ed Bensen, Bob Mor-
rison, Richard Wallace, Diane Wallace.
Left foto: Beth and Bill Grady, with Evelyn Hayes. Right foto: Grace and Jack Morris
with Elsie Lawyer Woodruff.
Left: Joe and Anna Collins, George and Cecile Marceau, Ed Parker, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Gunn. Right: Fern and Karl Glass, Georgia, Dorothy and George Pape.
Left foto: Clover (Shobe) and Jim Duffus. Right foto: Barney and Betty Forgeson,
B.I. Everson Jr., Vi and "Emo" Everson, Peggy Fucik, Elwood Fucik, Beverly Dilfer,
Jessie Lacklen, Mary Jane Lacklan.
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'GATHERING OF FRIENDS' REEMBERS BYGONE
DAYS IN PANAMA CANAL ZONE
by Mary Haley
St. Petersburg Times Correspondent
Members of the Panama Canal Society too a look
back last weekend at life before the United Sta-
tes returned the Canal Zone to Panama.
"We decided to remember the good life, the good
times and the good people before the treaty," says
group president-elect Pete Foster. "Things have
deteriorated so much now in the Canal Zone, it's
absolutely unbelievable. In the communities, the
upkeep of the Canal, in the way of life it's
Society members took over all but five guest
rooms at Tampa's 519-room Hyatt Regency Hotel,
site of the group's annual reunion this year. For
three days, from June 6 to 8, 3,000 former Panama-
nian residents carried out the reunion "Remember"
motto by exchanging memories, photos and anecdotes
Adrien Bouche, second vice-president-elect of
the multinational organization, narrated a slide
show of the Canal Zone's early days. Bouche, a
second generation society member, collected glass
slides from the archives in Panama dating back to
the mid-1800s, which he alternated with recent
photos to illustrate the changes in the once U.S.
St. Petersbrg Time WEAVER TRIPP
May, left, is president of the
and Peter Foster is coordinator
reunion and president-elect.
"it's a gathering of friends," Foster said.
"It was harsh living down there and we want to
keep up the friendships, keep track of people be-
cause we don't want to lose touch."
The bonds shared by current society members
were formed while living in one of the handful of
primarily American-populated cities in Panama. Out
of 4,000 group members, 1,200 live in Florida and
800 of those live on the Suncoast. Most worked for
the U.S. Government and many had children who att-
ended two American high schools there, one on each
"It was a small-town atmosphere," Foster said,
"Chances are sometime during your career, you'd be
transferred from one of the five or six conmmn-
ities to another. You got to know about 75 percent
of the people in the area."
The Tampa event included high school reunions
for seven graduating classes, from 1935 to 1975.
The two American High Schools in Panama Balboa
High School on the Pacific coast, and Cristobal
High School on the Atlantic side were civilian
owned schools until the 1979 Canal Treaties were
signed and the U.S. military took over the two in-
In 1932, Americans working for the Panama Canal
Co. formed the Panama Canal Society for people
associated with the Canal Zone. Many of the orig-
inal members helped with construction of the
canal. Two charter construction crew workers, who
hold Medals of Honor presented by President Theo-
dore Roosevelt, are still active in the Society.
At one time, 60,000 Americans lived in Panama
but current figures show that the total has dwind-
led to about 800 U.S. citizens. The U.S. govern-
ment has encouraged Americans to retire early and
leave Panama, which worries society members.
"We expect a decrease in membership because
United STates citizens are leaving the Canal Zone"
Foster said. "In order for our group to continue
on, we have to get the children and descendents
interested enough to carry on."
St. Petersburg Times
June 13, 1985
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
A reunion of members of the Panama Canal Soc-
iety of Florida is planned for Wednesday through
Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Annual
Business Meeting will be Friday, 9 a.m.
The Taopa T ibune
June 4, 1985
IEW COMPUTER GIVES BLIND JOB OPPORTUNITY
by Janis Coker
Of the News Staff
Listing to this talking computer was not like
listening to the slow, honeyed, human voice of
"Hal," the electronic personality of the films,
"2001" and "2010". This computer's voice was def-
initely mechanical, raspy and clipped.
But Ted Henter understood it well, even at ad-
vanced speeds that sounded to the uninitiated like
so much gibberish.
Henter, blinded seven years ago in a car acc-
ident, demonstrated the Maryland Computer Service
(MCS) latest talking computer, which provides
blind people with the same productivity that
sighted people enjoy.
The talking computer was among other devices
that help severely disabled people become computer
programmers on display at the seventh annual con-
ference of the Association of Rehabilitation Pro-
grams in Data Processing. Abilities Rehabilitation
Center of Clearwater acted as host for the annual
conference, held at Holiday Inn Surfside this week
The talking computer will read out whole copy,
line by line, word by word or letter by letter. If
Henter writes a letter on the computer, he can
check his spelling by having the instrument read
back to him.
Tad Henter uses the system for the blind in con-
junction with a Hewlett-Packard personal computer.
But Henter does much more than write letters.
The St. Petersburg man is a programmer and soft-
ware designer for MCS. From his home he does the
technical support for the company nationwide, and
introduces others to the use of the talking com-
puter to interface with other larger computers.
He has helped blind students at USF and workers
at Honeywell access to the larger computers. "If
I can help one blind person get accepted as a stu-
dent or one worker get a good job, I feel I'm
greatly rewarded," Henter said.
"It's better than making brooms or running
snack bars," says Jack Gilson, Southern Regional
Manager for MCS. "Now people like Ted can use
their native intelligence on a par with others and
not have to be limited by traditional attitudes
people have toward the blind."
Before his accident, Henter was a professional
motorcycle racer. He also has a degree in Engin-
eering. After the accident he could use neither
"Without the talking computer, I was unemploy-o
ed," Henter said. Then someone at the University
of South Florida said he could have a job if he
learned to do computer programming.
(Ted Henter graduated from Balboa High School
in 1969. He then went to the University of Florida
where he obtained his degree in Mechanical Eng-
The Swicoast News
Mby 16, 1985
(The Suncoast News graciously sent the original
photograph to be reproduced here.Ed)
STONE MOUNTAIN'S BURDA ASSISTANT
COORDINATOR OF DRIVER PROGRAM
Rudolph Burda has been named assistant state coor-
dinator of the American Association of Retired
Persons 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program.
He was designated at a recent area training
conference in Tampa.
The 55 Alive/Mature Driving course was develop-
ed by AARP and is designed to increase the 50 and
over driver's concern for normal, age-related phy-
sical changes (vision, hearing, reaction time)
that affect driving, and increase awareness of
proper driving techniques.....
The Dekalb News
April 24, 1985
COLOMBIA MULLS DEEP-DRAFT CANAL
An old proposal to build a deep-draft inter-
oceanic canal entirely through northern Colombia
may be revived.. The 115-mile, multibillion-dollar
waterway could handle vessels up to 285,000 tons.
Majot financing would come from Japan, where Col-
ombia's Minister of Mines and Energy, Ivan Duque
Escobar, discussed the project recently. It com-
petes with a more modest proposal for a shallow-
draft canal through Colombia and Panama. Legis-
lation passed by Colombia last December requires
construction of some form of waterway.
Engineevng News Record
April 25, 1985
MLLADER RESIGNS FOR COAST JOB
Gustavo A. Mellander, the controversial pres-
ident of Passaic County Community College and voc-
al champion of basic skills improvement in both
public schools and colleges has resigned.
Mellander, who is also a member of the state
school board and a close adviser to Gov. Thomas
Kean, will take over as president of Mission Comm-
unity College in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 1.
His new position puts him control of a college
with an enrollment of 10,000 students compared
to 3,000 at Passaic deep in the heart of Calif-
ornia's "Silicon Valley." The campus stretches
over 150 acres, in contrast to the 5.2 acres owned
by Passaic in Paterson.
Mellander, born in Los Angeles, has received
degrees from Canal Zone College and George Wash-
The Star Ledger
Febrhnry 25, 1985
NEW PAN-AM HIGHWAY STRETCH OPENED
Panama City The Panamanian government opened
a 98 mile stretch of the Pan-American Highway on
Monday, leaving only 50 miles to be completed be-
tween Alaska and Argentina.
Los Angeles Times
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Panama City, Taboga, the Perlas,
and Darien. Fly down and back
inexpensively at affordable "air
supplement" rates. Tour escorts:
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Mrs. Helen H. Matthews
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Mr. David E. Beach
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Mr. Lawrence S. Brown II
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Your Reporter Says...
I am sorry to have missed the last issue but
due to Eddie's illness it could not be helped. To
those who called and wrote about Eddie and said
they missed my column, I thank you and really app-
reciate it. I am happy to report that Eddie is do-
ing well and hopefully will be back to golfing in
the early Fall, as it iss too hot just now.
Our Annual Picnic was held at Landmark Park
here in Dothan. We couldn't have chosen a more
beautiful day. Each family brought a dish to share
and we brought our own type of meat to barbeque.
Panama Canal Society of Dothan Annual
Picnic: Vera Ryan, Maggie Janssen, and
Elsie Woodruff. Back to camera ?
Panama Canal Society of Dothan Annual
Picnic, L-R: Catherine Filo, Nyra Riley,
Bud and Lois Thomas.
On July 18 we had our meeting to elect officers
for the year 1985-1986. It was preceded by a lun-
cheon at the Olympic Spa. There were 65 members
and guests present. The two candidates for mayor
for the city of Dothan were present and each gave
a short talk. The election results were as foll-
Ida Dugas and Mary Urey took off on a 12-day
trip to Florida visiting with Bud and Lilia Stroop
in Ocala. From there they went to Coral Springs to
see Doug and Anita Smith. Then on to Spring Hill
to visit with Bud and Alice Myers. A great time
was enjoyed with all these very good and dear
Tom and Lorraine (Urey) Dugan with their child-
ren, Tricia and Brian attended the reunion in
Tampa. They also spent five days in Disney World
and EPCOT. The Dugans visited with Tom's parents,
Ralph and Mary Dugan in Orlando and then with John
and Mary Urey in Dothan. While in Dothan, Tricia
underwent successful knee surgury, but there will
be no karate for her in the foreseeable future.
Tricia holds a Black Belt, 1st. Degree.
Dorothy (Dugas) Broadbent and Joyce (Dugas)
Joubert from Baton Rouge and Norman and Doris
Dugas of Annapolis visited with Ida and Leanna
Dugas. After a few days in Dothan they all went to
Panama City, Florida for sun and fun at the Beach.
Mike and Linda (Patton) Basham and their child-
ren, Kari and Susan, are spending the summer with
Mildred Patton here in Dothan. The Bashams have
returned from a tour of duty at Schofield Barracks
in Hawaii and are enroute to their new assignment
in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. The Bashams are also
visiting with Mike's mother and sister, Martha and
Cathy Bradford, also of Dothan.
Bob and Ann Lawyer had a busy and enjoyable
month of June. First traveling to the Panama Canal
reunion in Tampa, where they were joined by their
daughter, Patty and her husband, Captain John
Heilig, USN from Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Debbie
and her husband, Paul Arsenault, with their son,
Jason and daughter, Kristin from Walnut Creek, Ca.
and daughter, Michelle Schaaf and son, Christopher
from Crenshaw, Pa.
Upon returning home from Tampa, accompanied by
daughter, Michelle and grandson, they stayed home
for three days and then drove them home to Penn-
sylvania where they stayed two days. Bob and Ann
returned to Dothan for four days and then drove to
Dillard, Ga. where they stayed at the Copecrest
Square Dance Resort and enjoyed a week of square-
dancing. They enjoyed it so much, they are plan-
ning on returning there again next year.
Their son, Major Robert A. Lawyer, USAF and
family were unable to attend the reunion as he had
just been transferred from Williams AFB, Phoenix,
Az. to Langly AFB, Va. His wife, Jane (Wellington)
and daughters, Karen, Stacy and Lindsey are still
Neilson and Doris (Chan) Etchberger attended
the reunion in Tampa and reported that, with the
exception of the eldest member of two generations
(Irene and her oldest son, Richard), the entire
Chan clan were there. Actually, there were three
generations of Chans at the reunion; in addition
to all the sons of Harry, Jr. and the Chan i-rls,
the two grandchildren of Bud and Beverly (Chan)
Williams were also there. The Chan clan shared
their mini-family-reunion with long-time friends
and old school mates.
After the reunion, Neilson and Doris drove to
Jacksonville, Fla. to visit his sister-in-law.
Doris cooked up several Chinese dinners for the
family standard operating procedure whenever
they visit Jacksonville. From there they went to
Williamsburg, Va. where they had a family reunion
with the Etchberger side of the family. They were
having a cookout and almost got drenched in a
heavy downpour...but everyone crowded in the camp-
er which brought the whole family close together.
They had a wonderful 3 weeks of gallivanting, but
said it's always great to get back home.
Evelyn Clark of Shelter Island, New York was a
recent visitor in the home of her sister-in-law,
Alice Clark. While in Dothan, Evelyn enjoyed see-
ing old friends and former Canal Zone neighbors,
Catherine Filo, Rosemary Anderson, Sam and Betty
Roe. Evelyn came to Dothan from Atlanta where she
attended the graduation of her eldest grandchild,
Gregg Cook, son of Warren and Elaine (Clark) Cook.
Gregg graduated from medical school.
Evelyn and Alice drove to Tallahasse, Fla. for
a reunion with Cash and Mary Jane Paulson and
Alice's son, Timothy Clark, who are Florida res-
Kathleen Daniels, Arlene Abbott and Alice Clark
attended the Panama Canal reunion and stopped over
in Ocala on the return trip to Dothan.
Arlene Abbott is once again Panama bound to at-
tend the upcoming marriage of her son, Gregg Abb-
ott to Giovanna Troncoso on July 12.
Alice Clark left July 5 for a trip to Germany,
Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland. She was acc-
ompanied by her sister and brother-in-law from
Washington, D.C. She will be away 3 weeks.
The Joe Hunts have had a busy sumner thus far.
On June 12 their son, Joe and his wife, Darleen
(Woodruff) and three daughters, Lisa, Joanne and
Kelly arrived from Ft. Leavenworth, Ks. They are
enroute to Heidelberg, Germany where they will
spend the next three years. They stayed with Dar-
leen's parents, Elsie and Woody Woodruff.
Then the Hunt's daughter, Janey and her husband
Norman Watkins and children, Leanne, Natalie and
Wayne arrived June 14 from Panama for a three week
stay. One day the families picnicked at Water
World. Lorraine (Urey) Dugan and children joined
The Watkins departed for Panama July 4. That
same day, Jack and Ruth Carey arrived in town and
accompanied us to a get together at the Woodruffs.
Vera (Howell) and Frd Ryan, Bud and Betty Presley
Huldtquist were also there. It had been 38 years
since we all have seen Ruth and Jack boy, did
they have a lot to catch up on! Other former Zo-
nians there were Emily (Riley) Newbury, and Char-
lie and Emily's dad, Joe Riley. Bob and Ann Lawyer
were also there. The Carey's were on their way to
Get-together for Jack and Ruth Carey.
L-R: Lou Hunt, Fred Ryan, Jack Carey,
Ruth (Kupka) Carey and Betty Huldtquist.
Carey get-together: L-R: Emily Newbury,
Lou Hunt, Charles Newbury and Joe Hunt.
Jerri (Hunt) and her husband, Jim Farnsworth
and two children, Noelle and Brooke arrived just
in time to help Joe and Louise Hunt celebrate
their 40th wedding anniversary. They still live in
Panama and were up on their vacation.
At the same time, Linda (Woodruff) Weir and
daughter, Jennifer came to visit Elsie and Woody.
Jerriakndd IIi& had not seen one another for eight
years. We had two family get together so they
had a chance to rehash the past. Linda was here
for two days. Her daughter will spend the rest of
the summer with her grandparents.
Joe Hunt, Jr. left for Heidelberg on July 15.
Elsie, Woody and Jennifer will follow Darleen and
girls to Charleston, S.C. on August 10. They all
will visit with Mildred (Woodruff) Garison and
husband in Davidson, N.C. before Darleen and girls
leave for Germany. Joe and Darleen's new address
will be Major Joseph M. Hunt, Hq. USAEUR and 7th
Army, PSC Box 292, APO NY 09063
Marie and Rudy Gangle enjoyed a mini-reunion
with five of their six children coming to Dothan
in July. Randy who just completed a year at the
Naval War College in Newport, R.I., where he was
recently promoted to Colonel, USMC, brought his
wife and three children to spend a week in Dothan
before returning to Hawaii, While in Newport, he
also received a Master of Science degree from
Salve Regina College.
Margaret, who is married to Jules Damnani, for-
merly of Gatun, came with her son, David from Mar-
ietta, Ga. Tom and his two daughters came from Mo-
bile, Al. Patti, whose husband, Hugh Harvey, has
been on a special assignment for the Panama Canal
Commission for two years in Boston, Ma. and Houma,
La. came to spend some time with her parents be-
fore returning with Hugh to the Zone in mid-july.
Barbara, the youngest, lives here in Dothan and
was in all the fun. Only Jim, who recently accept-
ed a position with General Dynamics as an engineer
in San Diego was missing. Randy and his son, Jeff,
stopped to spent a few days with him on their way
home to Hawaii. It was seven years since the
'kids' were all at home at the same time and it
was get-acquainted time for grandchildren.
Annabelle and Wayne Henderson went to Dallas,
Texas to visit Annabelle's niece, Lois (Johnson)
Evitt and husband, Don. While in Dallas, a nephew,
David Wilkinson, wife Kim and son Christpher came
from Midland and spent a few days at the Evitt
home. From Dallas, they went to Houston to visit
another niece and family. On their way home to Do-
than, they overnighted in Pensacola to spend Mo-
ther's Day with Wayne's mother and also visit her
In June, Emily (Wilkinson) McLean, her husband
Gary and son Brian visited for three weeks with
the Hendersons. The McLeans live in Panama.
On February 1, Wilma and Ed Kennerd left Los
Angeles to see all they could of the South Pacific
in 17 days and 14 nights (yes, that's correct),
by crossing the International Date Line twice.
They flew into tomorrow and returned by was of San
Francisco to yesterday. They stated that you must
have all the essentials in Tahiti (unless you wan
to go native) as everything must be imported. They
found papaya in Tahiti and pineapple in Moorea (45
minutes by motor launch). Nearly all of the tour-
ist spots had a bowl of coconut pieces for the
tourists to taste, and finally found some pipa,
with great effort but worth the time and patience.
They visited Papeete, Melbourne and Sydney, Aus-
tralia and New Zealand. They enjoyed a Tahitian
feast and show, a Maori Hangi feast and show in
Rotorua and other delicious cusine, and were never
disappointed during their tour. The native crafts
were most interesting and would be impossible to
select which things or place was a favorite. Now
that they are rested, they would be happy to re-
peat it all.
While Judy (Fears) McLean was visiting her par-
ents in Dothan (George and Jean Fears), she was
asked to display her Batik wall hangings and throw
pillows in the Houston-Love Memorial Library in
the month of April. She was then invited to show
her exhibit in the Arts-at-the-Square '85, a Fine
Arts and Master Craft Show in the Porter Square
Mall on May 31 and June 1. This show and contest
was sponsored by the Dothan-Wiregrass Art League.
Judy won a Merit Award.
The summer heat and drought are upon us, at
this writing, with the tomatoes, string beans,
broccoli and squash valiantly struggling to sur-
vive and give off bumper crops!! Canning and free-
zing Oh! yes! and eating are in full swing as
the shelves and freezers start to fill, not to
overlook the waistline!
In June, Carl and Petie Maedl attended the
graduation of their grandson, Todd Krough, from
Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Todd
is a fourth generation graduate from the school,
being preceded by his father and mother, Pat and
Jim Krough, his great-grandmother and Petie. Petie
also observed her 50th anniversary class reunion
at this time, so it was a gala event. Todd had a
grandfather and great-grandfather who had served
on the faculty of the college. Todd is now employ-
ed by Video Training Resources in Edina.
The week of the 4th of July, the Maedls spent
with their daughter, Pam and son-in-law, Vince
Gutouski and family at Charlston, Ill., which was
observing its sequicentennial. Pam had supervised
the construction of an historical quilt, which was
presented to the city and is now on permanent dis-
play. One of the blocks, a portrait of Abraham
Lincoln, had been made by an 80-year old man.
In August, the Maedls, Kroughs and Gutowskis
are planning a week's reunion at Rainy Lake, Minn.
near International Falls.
The Max Wrenns have been enjoying visits from
many friends, including Wally Waddell who is now
stationed in Little Rock, Ark. and Lois and Ernest
Van Horn from Hot Springs, Ark.
Dr. Bill and Marge Scarborough who have retired
and are now living in Clarksville, Ark. were also
guests, as were Bill and Ethel Staats from Har-
lingen, Texas. A real welcome Mat, no?
Frances and Luke Palumbo are doing well and are
happy to have so many friends and family to visit
them. Judy will be here until August, when she
will be leaving to teach in a private school in a
small town called Maria Rain, near the city of
Klagenfurt, Austria. The Palumbos expect Toddy and
some of his family for a visit while Wayne and
Ruth (Linkenann) Smith came by with their family
and pitched their tent in the Palumbo's back yard!
Wayne has resigned as a pastor of the Margarita
Union Church and is now looking for a church in
the States. They visited Ruth's mother, Verna, and
other relatives before traveling to Californoa
where Wayne's father lives. The Smiths have three
Robert Gates with his two boys also dropped by
to see the Palumbos on the same day as the Smiths,
so it was really a fun time for all.
Esther (Butz) and husband, Bill Clair flew on
a cross-country in a small single engine plane
from Tulsa, Okla. to Springdale, Ark. to help her
parents, Lee and Harry Butz celebrate Lee's birth-
day and their 49th anniversary. The Butzs are all
fine and hoping to make the 50th!! They were spec-
ially delighted when Harry's mother, Bruna Butz,
phoned from Bambito, Panama, to give them her best
wishes!! She is 94 and doing fine.
The Sr. Butzs attended their eldest grandson's
(Peter Butz, Jr.) graduation into the 10th grade
in Kellyville, Okla.; they marvel at his height of
6'2" and only 15! But then, what could you expect
with a father 6'6"??
The Burton's children, Judy Dayley of Corpus
Christi, Nancy Koepplinger of Tucson, Ariz., and
Robert Crooks and his wife, Nikki of Mansfield, OH
attended the Pan Canal Reunion in Florida and saw
classmates whom they hadn't seen in for 30 years!
Judy became a grandmother on July 16 when her
daughter, Andrea gave birth to a son. Congrat-
Mike Burton, Jr. works with Carrier and rec-
eived a promotion which has necessitated him and
his family to move from Brandon, Miss. to Birming-
ham, Ala. in July. His only regret in leaving was
that he never got to use his new swimming pool!
New Address: 5352 Woodford Drive, Birmingham, Ala.
Georgette Robertson said that her daughter, Pam
and husband, Bernie and family are now located at
Howard Air Force Base in Panama. Bernie is now
Ground Comander on the base. They spent about a
week before they left with the Robertsons, during
which time, Tommy Robertson was also there. New
Address: Col. B.F. Malcuit, PSC Box 5568, APO
Miami, FL 34001.
The Panama Canal Society of Northwest Arkansas
held its annual summer picnic on June 16, 1985 at
the pavillion in Agri Park, Fayetteville, Ark.
Attended by 45 members and visitors, favored by
excellent weather, it was a most enjoyable reunion
of friends. Those attending were:
Burns, Jean D. and Doris Tulsa, OK
Butz, Harry, Sr. and Lenor Springdale, AR.
Butz, Peter, Jan & sons Sapulpa, OK
Clair, Bill & Esther Tulsa, OK
Condon, Dick & Mary Springdale, AR
Coklin, Joe & Glen Springdale, AR
Dougan, Audra Rogers, AR
Engelke, Herb & Willa Springfield, MO
(winn, Georgia Springfield, MO
Higgins, Edwin & Mildred Fayetteville, AR
Hooper, Enoch & Judy Alexandria, LA
Hooper, Wade & Vanessa Alexandria, LA
Hursh, Virginia Fayetteville, AR
Jarvis, Bill & Dolores Bella Vista, AR
Maedl, Carl & Petie Springdale, AR
Makibbin, Henry Fayetteville, AR
Nail, Red & Alice Rogers, AR
Sanders, Bruce & Dorothy Bentonville, AR
Scarborough, Bill & Marjorie Clarksville, AR
Terrell, Etta Fay Bentonville, AR
Van Horn, Ernest C. & Lois Hot Springs, AR
Wrenn, Earl & Maxine Springdale, AR
York, Keith & Winona Fayetteville, AR
Bill and Dolores Jarvis, having sold their home
in Bella Vista, AR and being on the brink of mov-
ing to Odessa, Fla., resigned their offices as
president and secretary-treasurer of the Society.
Red and Alice Nail will occupy the vacancies until
officers are duly elected at the October luncheon
meeting of the group.
The fall luncheon of the Society is tradition-
ally held on the second Sunday in October a
lovely time of the year for a drive through the
Ozarks. If you are interested in attending the
luncheon but are not on the membership list,
please write or phone so that notice of time and
place may be sent you and reservations made. Drop
a note to W.T. Nail, 2002 S. Dixieland, Rogers, AR
72756 (501) 636-8489
Among those ex-Zonians from this area who at-
tended the Florida reunion in June, enjoyment and
enthusiasm ran uniformly high. You should have
heard the account of it that Herb Engelke gave
when he was asked to address those at the picnic
who were not fortunate to have been there. It was
Herb's first reunion, but certainly not his last.
Dorothy and Bruce Sanders with an unexpected
short visit from Bruce III on Mother's Day. It was
intended as a surprise, but a telephone call from
Panama tipped them off to his being in the area.
They had not intended to attend this year's Flo-
rida reunion, but Bruce III and Sandy were going,
and son, Jack in Santa Cruz, Calif. indicated he
might be there. Jack could not get away from his
work, however, and at that point they decided to
attend anyway. The drive down was most enjoyable
as was the association at the reunion with close
friends and associates of days gone by. There were
quite afew ham radio enthusiasts attending, and
the real highlight for them was meeting and talk-
ing with Rabbi and Mrs. Nathan Witkin, whom they
had not seen for over twenty years. From Tampa,
the Sanders drove to Aiken, S.C. for a two night
visit with Bernice (Sandrs) and Bill Hill, and
with Mom, Grace (Aloise) Sanders. While in Aiken,
they also had a short visit with Mel and Consuelo
(Robles) Menges in their home. Returning to Arkan-
sas, they found 60 degree weather, but it was
short lived and they think they brought some of
Tampa's June weather with them.
The Huffians, Willard and Kathleen, got their
merry Oldsmobile tuned up this summer and headed
for Illinois to visit Willard's relatives. From
there, they headed for New York to visit Kathleens
folks. Picked up Kathleens sister, her husband and
daughter and headed for Tampa for the reunion.
Jinmy, their son, met them in Tampa, and after the
reinion all of them headed for Kennedy Space Cen-
ter, EPCOT and Disney World. From there, they went
to Milton, Fla. and visited good friends, Dolly
and Tunney Housley. Went to Pensacola on their way
home and loaded up with sea food. Stopped at Wynn,
AR where son, Willy, wife, Cathy and their three
lovely daughters live, and used their house for an
overnight stay, and dropped some of the seafood
there. The family was away watching Willy play a
softball tournament. A quote concerning the Re-
union in Tampa: "It seems like the good Lord is
taking special care of ex-Pan Canal employees, You
guys look great!!"
Peggy Keller accompanied her mother, Sue Magee,
to California where they had a reunion with her
brother, John Magee, up from Panama, and two Cal-
ifornia sisters. John was on his way to an Elks
convention. Susie celebrated her 85th birthday
with her children and with niece, Kathleen Steiner
Bennett and husband, Kurt who joined them for the
event. They had a wonderful time. Peggy had a
pretty good time in Las Vegas too the heat was
terrible but a little game of chance sort of
compensated, by earning her trip expenses.
Meanwhile, back at the homestead Nobby Keller
is doing fantastically well following his valve
implant and bypass surgury several months ago. He
is working outside constantly and has developed
the best looking yard on the street.
Jack and Joan Corliss and their kids, John and
Leslie, had a great time at the Florida Reunion.
Joan enjoyed her class reunion everyone looked
great; hard to believe they could look so good 34
years later! Son John, who graduated from Rankin
Technical Institute in St. Louis in May is now
working in Illinois with Conoco.
The Michaelises, John and Polly, are planning
another grand tour to take them around the western
states and into Canada this fall 3 months trip.
They travel in the third Volkswagon van they've
owned and it already has 100,000 miles on it.
Lynn and Maude Cook received an abundance of
congratulatory cards and flowers from friends in
April on the occasion of their 68th wedding anni-
Etta Fay Terrell was honored on Mother's Day by
a visit from daughter, Andrea Oliver who came up
from New Orleans for the occasion. Fourth of July
was celebrated with son, Lance Terrell, who came
from Austin, Texas.
Pete Warner greatly enjoyed visiting with Fred
Ebdon and Howard Osborn in May when they and their
wives, Bev Ebdon and Arlene Osborn were in the
area for a few days attending a camper jamboree.
Pete worked with both me on various construction
projects in the Zone.
Dick and Maxine Reinhold left home in late July
to drive to Minnesota to attend a niece's wedding.
They had been home only a few days from a three
week visit in Florida with Bill Price. And that
followed a visit in Boston with John Engelke, son
of George and Edith Engelke.
Addie Colclasure says she never seems to catch
up on things enough to take that course in basic
computering, even though her household is somewhat
reduced this summer. Grandson, Danny Colclasure is
in Dallas, Texas working for Texas Light and Power
Co. until his college starts this fall. He is
staying with his mother while there. Grandson,
Freddy Colclasure also visited his mother, then
went to Benton, Ark. to spend some time with a
friend, after which he went to Wichita, Kan. to
visit his uncle, David Colclasure. Daughter Marian
Colclasure is attending the U. of Arkansas this
summer, taking more classes towards a Master's de-
Mary Lou Engelke enjoyed a visit from Mary and
Toddy Barsness when they stopped on their way home
to Florida from Minnesota. She also had a great
time when she flew to San Francisco for a couple
of weeks visit. The special occasion was the wed-
ding of a niece, daughter of her sister Claire and
Frank Bryan, formerly of Pedro Miguel. Also at-
tending were her mother, Elizabeth Haines, bro-
thers, Frank and John Haines, and sister Margaret
Samples and her children and grandchildren. While
in the area, Mary Lou went to Muirwoods to see the
big trees, to Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Virginia City,
and of course, to some of the highlights around
San Francisco. A trip to Alcatraz proved sur
surprisingly interesting. For instance, did you
know that the Birdman of Alcatraz did NOT have a
bird while he was imprisoned there? Ah, Hollywood!
Harry and Jerry Harp spent some time in Idaho,
Oregon and Colorado this summer. Jerry accompanied
his mother, who had spent a year with the Harps in
Bentonville, back to Idaho by plane in May. Harold
followed by car, stopping in Rifle, Colo. for an
overnight stay with Kenneth Copeland and Gisela.
Continuing their trip together, the Harps drove to
northern Idaho to visit Harold' sister and husband
and then on to Eugene, Ore. to visit their oldest
son, Bill, his wife, Susan, and daughter Liana.
Bill, an anthropologist, and his family moved per-
manently to Panama late in July. The Harps' daugh-
ter, Rebecca and her husband, Kenny Croft and
their daughter, Morgan Ashley, are still on the
Isthmus. He works for the military, she for Pan
Canal. The Harps came home by way of Boulder, Colo
where they visited their other three daughters and
younger son; Jacque and Douglas Terry and children
Rachel and Benjamin; Laurie and Bret Moreland;
Mary Harp, and Jessie Harp. Incidentally, Laurie
recently got her teacher's certificate. Once home,
they were pleased to have Gerry and Bee Williams,
now living in Harrison, Ark. stop by for a short
Evelyn Engelke has had a busy sunner thus far,
having traveled to Virginia Beach, Vir. with her
sister-in-law, Virgina Favorite. She overnighted
with Ben and Ada Favorite before going on to Sil-
ver Spring, Md. to visit her daughter, Judy Mon-
tenaro and family. In Washington, D.C. she went to
the graduation of her granddaughter, Julie Mon-
tenaro from high school, then visited the Vietnam
Memorial and the National Shrine. After a 3-week
visit, she returned home, and shortly thereafter
flew to Princeton, Ill. where she and sister,
Frances Dwyer Elmendorf welcomed Louis and Wilma
Engelke and family who were visiting from Panama.
They had a week together in princeton and enjoyed
trips to Starved Rock Canyon and the Brookfield
Zoo in Chicago. Then Ev, Lou and family returned
to Bentonville, Ark. to continue the visit for an
additional five weeks.
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Bill and Dot (Hoffnan) Allen, Seal Beach, were
delightfully surprised on their 50th wedding anni-
versary in May, when their daughters and families
joined them on a round-trip cruise from L.A. to
Ensenada, Mexico. The girls arranged the trip as
a gift, and presented Bill and Dot with an album
of greetings from their friends and relatives.
Nellree Berger, Signal Mountain, Tenn. is keep-
ing busy! She drove to conventions in Nashville
and Atlanta; flew to Miami to visit with 'oMn'
Smith (Spencer Smith's mother) who will be 90 in
September. And drove to the Florida reunion, where
she saw Margaret Nordstram, Bob Ridge and many
other friends. She drove 1,902 miles on that trip.
Grace Brown is getting along fine following her
second knee surgury in April! Her daughter, Bar-
bara Whipple, Medford, Ore. left July 4 for Europe
and the nice part of the trip was that her son,
Bill Whipple, a history teacher and coach at El
Toro H.S., is the courier for this student study
travel program for high schools and colleges,
World Encounters, Inc. This is a 32-day trip to
Paris, London, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and
Italy; and a 5-day cruise to the Grecian Islands.
Nancy (Norton) Carter enjoyed her time with
Lolita (Provost) Packard and Helen Dudak when they
visited Nancy in San Diego on July 6 weekend. All
seemed to enjoy the outings thay shared a trip
to the Cultural Center across the border in Tia-
juana; dinner at the Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town;
touring San Diego, taking the most southwesterly
point in the U.S., Point Loma's extremity; a
brunch with Joe and Barbara ("Babs" Miller) Green,
BHS'40 at Tom Horn's Lighthouse on Harbor Island,
and a visit to the Hotel del Coronado. Helen
agreed it reminded her of our Tivoli. Lolita and
Helen then returned to Westminster tp prepare for
their Alaskan cruise.
Nancy enjoyed being home this summer San
Diego is a good place to be at this time, and it's
been nice sharing home and pool with friends,
taking in our Summer Pops Concerts at Hospitality
Point, Mission Bay, and the Laguna Beach Festival
of Arts. Martha Peterson James was over to visit
for a few days from Mesa, Ariz. In late July Nancy
will be back to teaching in her year-round class.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BHS/CHS CLASS OF '70 REUNION IN
IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ON JUNE 14-16, 1985.
by Steve Cartotto
North Hollywood, Ca.
Best of all was spending time reconnecting with
old friends and acquaintances, catching up on fif-
teen years of changes, and recalling life and
times in the Canal Zone.
Activities were usual as reunions go: lots of
eating, drinking and hanging out, a trip to the
local swimming hole, and carrying on 'til the wee
hours in Austin's 6th Street bars. A country/west-
ern band provided music for the dinner-dance, but
it took a tape of Lucho to raise the vibrations to
a frenzy suiting the ooccasion.
Thanks to Rudy Crespo, Claudia Hanbury, Vicki
Sizemore, Jacque Crowell, and Faye Weiser for put-
ting it all together,
making it a success!
Buehler, Paul "Paco"
Crowell, Pam ('71)
Geer-McClung, Jean -
and to all who came for
Kiley, Patrick ('71)
Nordstrom, Mary Ann
Rodriguez, Jose Jorge
Sdheernerhorn-Ed son, Den
Van Horn, Ernest
Gordon-Duszynsky, Suzanne Weiser-Finegan, Faye
Green, John White, Hal
Grimes-Riley, Mary Ann Wilson, Sharon
Hanbury-Edards, Claudia Wilson, Steve
Harris, John .Workman-Mitchell, Dita
Hele, Larry Wright, Beth ('72)
*Cristobal High School
Those who couldn't make it were missed! (There
is talk of a Canal cruise for our 20th!)
Directory available (almost 200 names/addresses
available) Send SASE to Steve Cartotto, PO Box 894
North Hollywood, CA 91603 or Rudy Crespo, 1367-A
Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 941117.
Art and Dot Wertz Cotton went on the Bob Klein,
Laguna Hills Golf Tour to New Zealand and Aus-
tralia in April with DoR and Gladys (Wertz) Bray-
ton and Nobel (Buddy) and Marion (Hutchison) Phil-
lips. It was a marvelous trip, well planned, and
outstanding tour after they got there. Some plane
ride before they got to Aukland, N.Z. Art and Dot
celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May
12. Theur daughter, Dottie (Cotton) Manthorne, and
her husband, Kenneth, have built their retirement
home in Deltona, near Orlando, Fla. and hope to be
there in the near future.
Richard (Dick) and Shirley Cox celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on June 15 at Holy Com-
forter Catholic Church, Charlottesville, Va. All
five of their children were present: larry, CHS'54
Fr. Brian, CHS'57; Kathleen, BHS'59; Eileen, BHS
'60, and Kevin, Albermarle H.S., Charlottesville,
1970. Larry, Kathleen, Eileen and Kevin's spouses
were present, as well as nine grandchildren. The
evening was celebrated with a beautiful Eucharist,
followed by a buffet dinner. About 300 guests at-
tended. Fr. Brian wore a San Blas stole as the
main celebrating priest it was a gift from Sue
Pincus Smith. The next day the family shared vig-
nettes of Panama life, and Pifia Beach was a favor-
Fr. Brian is working hard to promote and help
run a farm, a temporary lodging for homeless per-
sons, titled "Resurrection Farm", and depends
solely on personal donations. He is trying to sec-
ure financing to buy the farm, and can use any
help given to him. To contact, write: Rev. Brian
M. Cox, Resurrection Farm, Box 1630, Westminster,
MD 21157. Brian say 'Hi' to all and sends thanks
Jack and Joan deGrumnnd enjoyed a 10-day trip
by AMTRAK in April first to Portland, OR, to the
wedding of Daid Ridge and Rita Rockwell (see Wed-
dings). After a 4-day visit there with Jo, Pat and
Maurya, we boarded the train for a daytime trip
through the Rockies to Denver, returning through
the Suerras to San Francisco. We enjoyed the 'city
by the bay' again, riding the cable car and strol-
ling around Fisherman's Wharf.
One day at our local PIP printers', I noticed
a man wearing a cap with the insignia, 'Poulsbo,
Washington'. He was Loring Begelow. I asked if he
still lives there; seems he was heading back to
Paulsbo the next day. So I had to ask him if, by
any chance, he knew Ewing ("Bud') and Harriet
Journey, and Bud's mom, Jane. He said, "You bet I
do; they are my next door neighbors since 1968!"
Loring was a bus driver in Leisure World, Laguna
Hills for a time, and knows Bob Adams and Emmett
Bob and Rosa Dill are always on the go! Bob has
been asked by several organizations to give his
talks on the Panama Canal. He is a Roosevelt Medal
holder, having been employed from 1911-16, during
the canal construction era. On June 13, 130 mem-
bers of the Masonic organization in Leisure World,
Seal Beach, attended a most interesting talk on
the Canal prepared and delivered by Bob, with the
assist from a friend and lodge brother at the
slide projector. Former Zonians attending were
Grace Brown, David Smith, Bill and Dot Allen and
Joan and Jack deGrunmnd. And we were pleased to
meet Virginia Clark there, who had to attend Hol-
lywood High School with Marie and Ed Browder! It's
a small world!.
Helen Dudak, Orlando, Fla. flew to New Orleans
in March, where she joined her friend, and they
took the Tauck Tours' bus through Louisiana Evan-
geline country; tried delicious Cajun foods; saw
the antebellum homes, plantations, etc. as far as
Natchez, where they boarded the paddle wheeler for
the "Mississippi Queen" cruise. They went to Vick-
sburg and returned to Natchez, then to Baton Rouge
and New Orleans. A most interesting trip.
Helen has been in touch with Mrs. Charles Les-
ter (Pauline), who lives near her son, Dr. Charles
Lester in Miami. Pauline visited her brother in
Panama last fall, and really enjoyed her trip to
Helen had a wonderful visit from Barbara Ccmber
McDougal and her husband, Lowell of Richland, WA.
following the reunion in Tampa.
Lolita (Provost) Packard, BHS '40, re-
sides in Westminster, CA. She attended
clown schools, and enjoys being a real
one in public events.
On July 1, Helen flew to visit with Lolita
Packard. because Lolita would be a clown in the
Huntington Beach Parade on July 4, Helen and Lol-
ita's ten grandchildren also went to the parade.
Jack and I had nice luncheon visit with Helen,
Lolita, and Bob and Millie (Crawford) Provost of
Torrence the day before the parade.. We all en-
joyed looking over some early Canal Zone photos,
and were even able to name a few people in them!
Lolita and Helen flew to Vancouver, B.C. on the
11th, where they went sightseeing with friends
from Seattle for two days before taking a cruise
to Alaska. Later, Helen planned to visit her aunt
in Denver for a week, and spend a day with Barbara
Walbridge Drebing in Aurora, Colo.
John and Shirley Finlason had a nice visit this
spring from Bob and Delle Dunn of Kerrville, Tex.
On Easter weekend their four grandchildren, plus
mama and papa, and john's cousin with her husband,
Ruth (Wood) and Claud Lyon of Charlestown, Ind.
(formerly of Colon) visited with them. Shirley and
John then had a lovely trip to Panama, seeing all
of their old haunts and dozens of friends. The
"Zone" looked very well, considering it was the
end of dry season. What they felt most was frust-
ration at not being able to buy anything except in
Panama City. Also, the heat and humidity! They do
not know how they tolerated it as long as they did
when living there. It was good to see the old
"home town" again. Back to lovely, cool, San Diego
in late April.
Jay and Diane (Sparks) French had a very nice
time with their guests, Kathleen and John Gough,
Sr. of Marrero, LA. in June. The Coughs came out
to attend the high school graduation of their
granddaughter, Linda, in FountainrValley. They all
enjoyed several family outings, and a lovely din-
ner hosted by Jay's mother, Marjorie French in La-
guna Hills. Attending with Diane, Jay and the
Goughs were Lucille and Steve Fulop and Jack and
Bill abd Rochelle Fulleton moved in February to
a lovely home in Oxnard. Bill was promoted recent-
ly to general manager of TIMEC, a maintenance eng-
ineering firm. The company works mainly in Calif-
ornia, but also world-wide. Bill worked with the
company all the while he was going to college.
Ellen Johnson sent us the address of Father
Franklin D. Pretto, a Colon boy, who has a group
of musicians and plays for various affairs. They
are very good with Panamanian music! His address
is 417 Agua Fria St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.. In case
you're in the area, you might want to check out
the band and reminisce! Ellen mentioned that Randy
Alberga returned in April from a three-week trip
to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Rome. Ellen's dear
friend, Marge Daniels of Clearwater, Fla. suffered
a stroke earlier this year, but was home from the
hospital in April, and Ellen had a phone visit
Del (Ryan) Lynch, Escondido, passes on our New-
sletter to Ken and Rita Pinkerton and Frank and
Hazel Gavitt of Escondido from time to time, as
they once lived in Panama City. Dell and her son,
Niel would welcome any PCSSC members passing thru
to stop and say 'hello'. Dr. Lynch (Jim) died
three years ago, but always spoke fondly of his
years in Panama, 1932-36.
Dell recently had lunch with Kay Martin Powell
and Jack, her husband. Kay's mother, Louise Martin
was 102 this month! She reads and hears well, and
is recovering from hop surgury, so uses a walker.
Kay's father, Bob Martin was with the Grace Line
in Panama. If you'd like to send (belated) birth-
day greetings to Louise, her address is: c/o E.J.
Powell, 4249 Sea View Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
Dell's son, Niel, joined Pichel Industries,
Temecula, CA three years ago. Pichel prepares
lights of varying strengths and sizes for private
industry and the military.
George Metivier has taken a writing course for
the past few years, and his selected assignment
has been well received. His instructor suggested
he send a query to Reader's Digest for possible
publication. He still owns the photo studio in
Long Beach, and has been accepted as a part-time
reporter on a monthly local newspaper there.
Helen (Daniel) Miller, Orange, was pleased to
have her mother, Helen (Daniel) Munson over for a
few weeks in June. Her mom really enjoyed being
with the family son-in-law, John, and grand-
daughters, Rebecca, a sophomore at the U. of Wis-
consin, and Samantha, a high school junior, active
in gymnastics. Helen hated to return to the hot
weather in Sun City, Ariz. She has taken three
courses in anthropology; is taking organ lessons;
three aerobic exercise classes a week, and does a
lot of work in her big yard with fruit trees.
Walt and Bess (Stapleton) Morton, Prospect, OR,
left in May for the Lions' Convention in Dallas.
Then to New Orleans to visit George and Audrey
Yates; to Dothan, Ala; and to North Carolina for
a Morton family reunion, and a visit with Bess'
sister and husband, Margaret and Gordon Dalton in
Pinehurst. They visited with Bess' aunt, Mimi
Turner in Washington, D.C. before heading home.
Lolita Provost Packard, Westminster, retired in
March as business manager, Vel's Parnelli Jones,
and the wheels have been spinning ever since! In
April she attended the World Clown Association's
Third International Convention in Las Vegas, as a
member of the California Clowns. A highlight was
their big parade down Main Street!
Lolita recently reunited with her close friend,
Helen (Hagen) Little of Balboa High School days.
After graduation, everyone went their different
ways. Helen is the widow of Richard (Dick) Little,
BHS'40, a member of our high school band, orches-
tra and a star swimmer of the Red, White and Blue
Troupe. Helen has eight children and 21 grand-
children. Her address: 3003 14 Mile Road, N.E.,
Sparta, MI 49345.
Helen joined Lolita at LaCrosse for a trip
across country to Jackson Hole, WY, and a covered
wagon trip. They enjoyed horseback riding along
the trails; sleeping in the wagon; walking through
meadows and woods; sumptuous breakfasts and din-
ners; singing around the campfire, and the wagon
master's singing and banjo playing. A great five
They then took off for Salt Lake City, Red Rock
Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and
Sedona, and then to Phoenix where Lolita headed
for home and Helen visited for a few weeks in Pre-
scott. Helen then drove to Oregon to visit her
children, and across Canada for home. What a great
way to become acquainted again after 45 years!
Eileen Peterson, BHS'49, went to the PCS June
reunion in Tampa combined with the reunion of
Classes of '49-'51. It was fun seeing her class-
mates again and to see so many friends of her bro-
ther, Tom Peterson Bob dinkk" Dennis, Mary Jane
White Paulson, Florence Mae Farr, Warren Ludlum,
Jeanne Flynn Stough, Joanne Flynn Farley, Libby
Lundy Davis, and on and on! Eileen works with the
L.A. Times Syndicate newspaper in Los Angeles.
Florence Peterson, Glendale, had a grand visit
from Gale and Carolyn (Hagen) Arnold of Menlo Park
CA. in May, along with their son, Robert, his wife
Sue, and baby daughter, Melissa. Gale was with the
C.Z. Experimental Gardens, and Carolyn worked with
the School's Division. They left the Zone in the
mid-1940's. Both retired recently and were excited
about leaving on a 4-month tour of the U.S. in
Michael and Tina (Cartotto) Ressa and sons,
Vince and Stephen, of Rialto hosted an Independ-
ence Day celebration at their home the volleyball
net was up, the horseshoes ready and the pool most
inviting. Michael barbecued and everyone brought
their favorite dish we had Cerveza Panama, cour-
tesy of Betsy and Dave Vosburg, empanadas by Joan
and taped Panamanian music. Twenty-eight friends
and neighbors helped to celebrate the holiday,
including Zonians Dave and Betsy with baby, Deanna
Rae Donaldson, Donny Marohl, Mahlon and Darlynn
Hawk, Steve Cartotto, Madge (deGrummond) Freese,
Lyle deGrummnd and daughter, Lynn, and Jack and
Larry "Rocky" Ridge, Redlands, is a longtime
baseball supporter of the U. of Redlands and the
Inland Empire. He was honored recently when asked
to throw out the first ball in the first game -
when the U. of Redlands met conference rival La
Verne in a best-of-five series to determine the
West's representative at the NCAA Division III
World Series. From The Sun, San Bernadino, CA,
May 7, 1985.
Janice (Cameron) Ross, Long Beach, and Pat
(Boggs) Lord, La Mesa, joined the Panama tour
group in Miami following the Florida reunion.
They were happy to see Lucho at the airport! Mon-
day, on arrival in Panama, they were taken by bus
to the Holiday Inn at Paitilla Point, where they
had a lovely room overlooking the bay. That even-
ing everyone had a chance to get acquainted at a
cocktail party. Next day, lunch at Las Tinajas, a
very nice, typical Panamanian restaurant then
went on a tour of the "Canal Zone". Wednesday, to
Taboga Island the launches were about the same,
just as hard to get on and off as ever. Friday -
Contadora Island beautiful and clean, with love-
ly homes and a great hotel complex. They enjoyed
swimming in that nice, clear water with pretty
colors, like off the Florida Keys.
Janice and Pat went shopping and hired a taxi
to take them around. There were other trips to go
on El Valle and other parts of the Interior, San
Blas Islands, the Atlantic side. Some of the tour
returned to the States on Thursday, but Janice and
Pat stayed for a week. On their return, Janice
visited her step-daughter, Diane Ross Eisert and
family in Miami; then she and Pat returned to Cal-
ifornia. Janice would like to back to Panama to
see what she missed! And she said Shirley Mills
did a good job in handling this trip!
Betty (Smith) and Ray Scears, Hayward, traveled
in their motorhome (with their 21-ft boat) for a
fishing trip to Cohoe,, B.C. and to Campbell River
for salmon. It was good fishing for three weeks
and seeing Canada again was thrilling. Betty then
headed for the Florida reunion, where she met her
brother, Eddie and his wife, Clara of Colorado
David Smith, Los Angeles, and his sister, Ail-
eene Hoyle, Redwood Estates, are improving after
their auto accident in March, but it's a slow pro-
cess. During the recent Los Gatos fires, they were
worried Aileene had to pack.her household and be
ready to evacuate. God heard her prayers and Red-
wood Estates was spared!
Buddy and Jerrye (George) Stumpf and family,
Ventura, are all fine. Their granddaughter is now
three. Myron and Stephen are happily married, and
Lisa finished at Fresno State in May. She hopes to
attain a teaching position in General Science and
Mar Kate Underwood, Huntington Park, misses
seeing her dear Zonians, but traveling alone is
difficult. She hopes to attend one of our luncheon
near L.A. She sends her best regards to all.
David and Betsy (Morrison) Vosburg, North Hol-
lywood "In April, at the ripe old age of nine
months, Deanna Vosburg flew cross country with her
mom, Betsy, to visit family and friends on the
East coast. Her delighted parents, Bob and Teddy
Morrison, met us at the Washington, D.C. airport
and drove down the coast, stopping along the way
to see the spring flowers, spend Easter with great
grandmother Morrison in Richmond, Va.; and play
with cousins Sam and Michael in Roanoke, Va., sons
of Sam and Nancy (Morrison) Brown. We also visited
aunt Marilou Morrison in Anderson, S.C. and uncle
John Daniel Vosburg in Atlanta. After several re-
laxing days at granny and grandpa's house in Or-
mond Beach, Fla. (where Deanna fell in love with
the beach), and visiting with uncle Bill Morrison,
we flew home to a happy dad in L.A. a great
little traveler and a great trip!
Deanna Vosburgh and her Mom, Betsy Morr-
ison) Vosburgh, of North Hollywood, CA.
visiting with great-grandmother Morrison
in Richmond, Va. in April, 1985.
Panama's "Pajito" painting a mural at a
Cantina near Los Angeles, Ca.
FROM DAVID AND BETSY VOSBURG:
Our apologies! Due to some last minute problems
Panama Trading Company was unable to supply the
CERVEZA PANAMA to the Florida Reuniom. However,
interest in the beer continues to grow, as evi-
denced by the addition of an authentic Cerveza
Panama mural in the Sagebrush Cantina, Woodland
Hills, CA, just outside Los Angeles. Pajito, a
second generation muralist from Cerveceria Baru in
Panama, was in California for two weeks painting
murals on billboards, trucks and in the Cantina.
Watch for his handiwork! For further information
on distributors, T-Shirts or posters, contact:
Panama Trading Company, 126 E. Yanonali Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Phone: 805-966-3174.
Joan Ridge deGnrunnd
FROM OUR ROVING REPORTER
Alexander Pope said it:
"For he lives twice who can at once employ
The present well, and ev'n the past enjoy."
And who better than Zonians exemplify this bit of
There must be hundreds of stories to tell about
the June Florida Reunion. Ellen Johnson reports,
"Along with my son, Bill Bailey, and a friend,
David Gee, I attended the reunion after which we
rented a car for a five day tour down the Gulf
Coast and to Key West, then up the Atlantic Coast
to Vero Beach to visit a friend, Eileen Lanbert,
who once lived in the Zone. Then to Orlando to
visit with Bill and Skip Hollowell, and admired
their home filled with Panama memorabilia. Back to
Tampa for overnight and dinner with Maggie Bailey,
returning to San Diego on the 14th. Also saw my
Panama son, Richard Bailey, and his wife, Galena,
who after an extensive trip by air, which included
Oregon and Texas, came on to Alpine and spent sev-
eral days with me." Ellen's sister-in-law, Lucille
Smith, who often attends Canal Society luncheons
with her, recently had cardio-vascular surgury.
David and Bill Hollowell's sister, Victoria
(Hollowell) Allen, Thermopolis, WY, had a wonder-
ful time at her very first Florida reunion, meet-
ing Roger and Violet (Randall) Deakins Violet
is from her CHS'34 Class; Virginia (ThCmas) Har-
vey, Harry Egolf, Victor May, Jack and Ruth Carey,
and Lucho, who posed for a picture with her. Vicki
spent several days, before and after the reunion,
with brother Bill, Edna (Skippy), Cody, Tinker and
family, and met several Zonians at their house
party; then visited Jack and Judy Stuart at Palm
Harbor. She was very impressed with EPCOT Canter,
which she visited with Jean and Doris Burns of
Sharon O'Brien is spending the summer with her
parents in Panama. In the fall, she will be teach-
inf first grade bilingual in Solano Beach, CA.
Having just returned from Rome for the Sixth
World Veteran Games, is our famous runner, Marilla
(Pope-Wales) Salisbury (known as "Sunbonnet Sue").
There were 4,500 participants from fifty countries
and competing against other women in her age
bracket (75 through 79) in five events, Marilla
was awarded three gold, one silver and one bronze
medal. She says there is not enough time to fill
all the speaking requests for schools, convales-
cent homes, etc. In May, she addressed the grad-
uating class of Lafayette, Colo. One of her fond-
est memories, however, occurred when she carried
the Olympic Torch in 1984 for part of San Diego
County. In a very emotional scene, a young couple
asked if their two-day-old baby might touch her
and the torch. AT&T promised Marilla they would
present her and parents with video cassettes of
the occasion if she could locate them. She put an
ad in the Pennysaver, a local want-ads publication
and to her great surprise, they answered the ad!
So all ended on a beautiful note.
Richard and Janet (Nesbitt) Laschinger are
overjoyed to be settled in Imperial Beach, CA,
after two years of legal hassels, trying to retain
ownership of a home near Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Jan misses singing at the Beachcomber Club and
having her own "groopies". She says, "It sure was
fun being almost famous for a while!" Jan's mother
Annie Nesbitt, had recent surgury and has been re-
cuperating well. Also her granddaughter, Mandy
Harness of Willis, Texas, just graduated from col-
lege. She is the daughter of son, Jim, who was
killed in Vietnam.
New Jersey's loss is California's gain! Bill
Beers (CHS'35) and his wife, Ruth, have moved to
San Diego and joined our Society as well. Welcome
Congrats to Dell Lynch of Escondido. She judged
a poetry contest for the Wichita, KS Chaparral
Poets; also did publicity for Update '85 Confer-
ence of American Association of University Women.
Norma Horine recently joined the West Home Care
Organization as a visiting nurse, involved with
hospital dischargees, primarily from Paradise
Valley Hospital, San Diego. The Horine's son-in-
law and daughter, Dave and Carol Gooch, are oper-
ating a new plumbing shop in Chula Vista and are
"going great guns".
David and I visited Jim and Jane (Kaufer) Coch-
rane in May and had a lovely time reminiscing
about our dear departed and cherished member,
Norine Kaufer. What a sunny disposition and love
for everything and everybody related to her Panama
In June we spent several days in Hollywood.
Among the many points of interest, we found the
free Max Factor Museum guided tour worthwhile for
photos and wigs of motion picture stars, as well
as the history of the company (which now belongs
to Beatrice Foods!). We also attended two tapings
of Dick Clark's "$25,000 Pyramid" at CBS, where
Dick Cavett was one of the guests. Upon our return
we had a lovely visit with Jane Ellis of Imperial
Beach, who taught at BHS from 1959-67.
Have a happy sumner, y'all, and remember us
with your news. Please!
Imperial Beach, CA
Rocky Mountain Zonians are certainly not in-
active. Colorado was represented at the reunion in
Tampa by Joyce (Zeeck) Mundell, Eleanor Becker,
Bertha Jane (Becker) Law, Bette (Farrell) and
Buckeye Swearingen, Helen (Edwards) and Ray Magan
and me. It was my first reunion and I hope not my
last. The golf tournament was terrific and I
lucked out when my "cart" partner was Pat (Geddes)
Risberg. Pat's sister, Barbara (Geddes) Shaw is
our chapter's vice-president so I felt quite at
home. Those of us that attended the Pedro Miguel
Luncheon are very grateful to Helen Magan and her
sister, Anne (Edwards) Hale for all the work that
went into a very successful and special day. What
a thrill that whole reunion was!
Some of our folks who had to miss the occasion
were not without excitement, however. Penny (Penn-
ington) and Bob Graham were touring Germany, Swit-
zerland, Austria and Liechtenstein for three
weeks. Penny brought back picture post cards for
me including Hitler's Eagle Nest, Hitlerhaus and
Dachau Concentration camo and crematorium. Really
made me appreciate my own good fortune.
The Grahams will have an exchange student
living with them for a year. The young lady will
arrive from Madrid, Spain in the middle of August.
Three Generations. James Pennington with
daughter and granddaughters. L to R:
Summer, Penny, Sheridan and James.
(Summer and Sheridan are granddaughters)
Barbara and Ray Shaw just returned from an ex-
citing three weeks spent with Ann (Wood) and Dr.
Antonio Suescum, from Panama. The foursome met in
Madrid, rented a car after visiting Toledo, and
drove south to Grenada and moorish Alhambra. They
continued north along the Spanish coast to Cannes,
France and eventually to Rome. From there they
flew to Athens and boarded the "Stella Oceanis"
for a four day cruise of the Greek Islands and
Turkey, which they say was delightful. They were
forced to return to New York a week early as they
could not get hotel reservations in Paris as orig-
inally planned. Barbara said, "There were just too
many breathtaking sights to capsulate, but it was
wonderful and Ray took a lot of slides." They are
now looking forward to Barbara's brother, Bob
Geddes of Gamboa, and his family to visit soon.
Bette and Buckeye Swearingen report how much
they enjoyed visiting with Bill and Ginger Young
of Osmond Beach while they were in Florida for the
reunion. They also spent some time with Bucky and
Ann Hall of Sarasota and Buckeye's mother, Helen
Swearingen of Winter Park. Their daughter-in-law,
Debbie (Carey) Mrs. Paul Swearingen and son,
Brandon have been visiting. The Swearingens did
get to see Fred and Bev (Moody) Ebdon from Sara-
sota during their tour. Bette is packing now to
take off to the southern part of Colorado to join
Joyce and Bill Mundell where they will study the
old Indian villages there.
I'm happy to report that Alice Ray (Ward) Wier
is recuperating nicely from her broken leg. She
and husband, Jim are off to the opera in Santa F4,
New Mexico in August.
The more news I'm digging up about our friends,
the more I think we are all related to gypsies.
The Malloy's, Margaret (Meigs) and Bob just re-
turned from a couple of weeks overseas. They met
their daughter, Kathy in England and toured the
countryside on to Ireland to visit with Bob's
cousins. When I talked to Margaret today, she was
entertaining her daughter, Barbara, her husband,
Ken Betten and baby Alice, from Boca Raton, Flo-
I had a nice chat with Coila (Gooden) Maphis
who just returned from Las Cruces, New Mexico. She
was down there helping her mother, Marie move into
a lovely retirement home. When I asked her about
any other news she responded with, "We're grand-
parents". Son Jeff and wife, Beth presented Coila
and Sam with a bay girl, Whitney, on April 9, 1985
in Missoula, Montana. Jeff is an architect. Sam is
constantly traveling and is El Paso right now. Be-
ing a consulting engineer keeps him on the road.
My sister, Jane (Dickson) Cox wrote a long
chronicle of their trip to the Greek Islands which
was very interesting. She and husband, Dan are
back in Tucson, Arizona working hard on their
roles in a cable TV soap opera.. Wonderful casting
if you ask me. Jane plays the part of an artist -
which she is and Dan plays the part of a lech-
erous rancher. He loves it!
Some of you may be happy to hear that Louise
(Swafford) Watts is still activley engaged in her
music. She is playing organ at church and resides
in Colorado Springs. Penny Graham recently visited
her and said it brought back many memories. How
many took piano lessons from Louise, I wonder?
I've had reports that many class reunions are
being planned. Norma (Stillwell) Martin wrote from
Leesburg, Va. looking for 1936 and 1937 classmates
and I hear the Class of 1952 is getting one up for
the Florida reunion of 1987. Spread the word and
report to your reporter.. She needs all the help
she can get.
Donna (Dickson) Hudson
This is the Hearne's week for company, and how
we love it. Son John and daughter-in-law Ephie
arrived to spend a week in Pensacola and Webb's
brother, Julian and Des will be arriving in a few
days for a week's visit. We are sure giving every-
one a warm welcome.
In May we went to Corpus Christi to celebrate
the arrival of our very first grandchild (James
Webb Hearne III) born to Jim and Sharlene Hearne
on May 14. Can't believe he is already 2 months
We were so sorry we were unable to attend the
Reunion in June, especially since it also included
my 50th High School reunion, plus the Pedro Miguel
reunion, but Webb and I had promised 6 months pre-
viously to furnish the music for a large wedding
at our church on June 8.
I had a fabulous 9 day trip at the end of June
and over the 4th. to Baltimore, Md. and surround-
ing areas. One of those perfect mini-vacations
when everything happens just right. My brother,
Bruce and wife from Oregon met me in Washington,
D.C. and we left to visit my other brother, Bill
and wife Mary Renzell) in Baltimore. Brother Stan
drove down from Maine for the week-end so 4 of the
5 Trues had a good get-together. Did a lot of
sightseeing in the area, especially through the
Then, Bruce, Mary and I took off for Philadel-
phia and visited the historic spots, then covered
Gettsburg, Harper's Ferry and Charlestown and then
ended up in Ft. Washington as the house guests of
Jim and Sharon Herzog. Was also able to visit a
former college chum in Alexandria, Va. whom I had
not seen in 34 years!
George and Gisela Smith (formerly of Dredging
Division in Gamboa) spent a nice vacation in Texas
during May. They drove to Piano to see their son,
George and family. They really enjoyed their three
grandsons, Brian (11), Steven (2), and Eric (2 mo-
nths). Taking grandson Brian with them, they went
to Austin for a visit with son, David who had just
become a paramedic. Then to College Station and
Texas A&M where son, Allan graduated, receiving
his D.V.M. degree. He is now practicing in Huffman
Texas. When the Smiths arrived back home, they en-
joyed a visit from their friends, Bob and Adele
Dunn from Kerrville. Now they plan on relaxing by
the pool and enjoying a quiet summer.
Bea and Earl Sears are traveling almost as much
as they are home these days. As National Chair-
woman, Amatuer Organists Association Internation-
al, Bea, accompanied by Earl, attends all the ex-
travaganzas Tampa, last January; Kansas City in
March; Washington D.C. and Irvine, Calif. come
later this year. Earl enjoys the organ concerts
and the 'after happenings' which include tours of
the areas. Bea also keeps busy writing articles
for the Hurdy Gurdy organ magazine (artist inter-
views and tips on running successful organ clubs).
In june, after 3 months preparation, Earl and
his sisters entered their mother into a beautiful
retirement nursing-retirement facility in Alhambra
California. Satisfied that she was happy and well-
adjusted, Bea and Earl camped their way back to
Pensacola via Big Sur, Ca., Reno amd Lake Tahoe.
Home less than a month, they received the sad news
that mother had fallen and broken her hip.
There are many other former Zonians residing in
the Pensacola area and I will be glad to forward
their news also if they will just let me know
about important events in their lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Frank Jones (Essie) of Ral-
eigh, North Carolina were house guests of Alton
and Vera Jones before, during, and after the big
Panama Canal Society Reunion. As Luther and Alton
are brothers, it was also a delightful family re-
Ernest Rainier and his wife, Louise from Panama
had an interesting visit with friends and family,
including the Alton Jones', then on to visit their
daughter in Lincoln, Nebraska. On their return to
Miami, they will return home by way of Puerto Rico
to include a visit with their grandchild.
A seven day cruise on the "S.S. Boheme" was en-
joyed by Mr. and Mrs. George G. Felps and their
children and spouses, which included Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan Felps, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Felps, and Judith
The ship stopped at Key West, Port Antonio,
Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Sight seeing, scuba di-
ving, snorkling, rafting and shopping were offered
at the respective ports.
The cruise was a great way to be together again
and to enjoy the children.
Word was received from Mrs. Marguerite Ashton,
widow of Nathan Ashton, telling of the honors con-
ferred upon her husband at his funeral. Following
the eulogy at the Elk's Memorial was the ceremony
at the cemetery. The Flag was lowered at the gate
and the U.S. Army Honor Guard, participating with
the Elks, presented her with a Flag and ended with
'Taps'. Theirson, Warren, was with his mother at
this beautiful ceremony.
Their daughter,, Jackie was here from Panama
from April 4 to 12 when the duties of her job
called her back. However, she had a memorial ser-
vice at her home at the same hour as the one here.
Both Elks Lodges #1414 of Balboa, and #1542 of
Margarita participated in the service.
On may 11, Jackie left for her inspection trip
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Bolivia, due to re-
turn May 24. She works for the Army in Panama.
The annual Panama Canal Society of Florida al-
ways brings many visitors to the Tampa area, so
Sarasota reaps the reward for visitors also.
Mrs. Pat Harris of Oakley, Ca. was the house-
guest of Fran Orvis. Besides attending the reunion
they took a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, which
included a sightseeing trip to Ocho Rios and a
climb up the famous Dunn River Falls.
Fran's older son, Jim and Julie Orvis of Temple
Terrace, also visited Sarasota and later took a
trip to Ocho Rios for a week's vacation.
Bob and Lotty Orvis of Daytona Beach spent the
holiday weekend in Sarasota with his mother and
their eldest son, Bobby.
Bill and Myrtle Hughes enjoyed a visit from
their children, Tom and Lorna Hughes and their son
Jeff of Deer Park, Texas, who spent a week here.
Their daughter, Sandra (Huhes) Clafflin of Merritt
Island, Fla. joined the family for the holiday
Jeanne Burgoon's daughter, Karen O'Neill of
Deerfield Beach, Fla. came for the holiday week-
end and Jeanne returned with Karen to participate
in the wedding festivities of her granddaughter,
Laura Jeanne Tinns' wedding.
The visitors, Julie Orvis, Lorna Hughes, Sandra
Clafflin and Karen O'Neill, were guests at the
Canal Zone Birthday Club No. 1 luncheon, hosted by
Mrs. Ruth Gatz at the Mel-O-Dee restaurant in Sar-
Pre-reunion visitors at the Al Bissett's home
in Sarasota were Betty McGilberry from Rogers, AR.
and Sarah and Clyde Flowers from Port Orange, Fla.
Inez and Clarence Vosburg of Batavia, N.Y.,
passed through Sarasota and spent one night with
Al and Miriam Bissett. However the following morn-
ing, several ex-Canal Zoners and present residents
of Tee Road visited with the Vosburgs. "Vos" got
material from "Pop" Ebdon about his days in the
Canal Zone, and later published an article in the
'Star and Herald' about Pop.
Rae and Joe Ebdon had as their guests, Jack and
Jean Donbrowsky of Hendersonville, N.C., who also
attended several social functions while here.
Other guests were Don and Kris (Newhard) Quarter-
main of Battle Creek, Mich. Kris is the daughter
of Rae's nephew, Bruce and his wife, Karen Newhard
also of Battle Creek.
Nellree Berger of Signal Mountain, Tenn. was
the houseguest of Allen and Kay Miller. She also
sang several lovely solos at the 'After-Reunion'
Monday morning coffee at the home of Marion Greene
which was enjoyed by all.
Tom and Barbara Peterson had all their family
together when their daughters and families came to
the reunion in Tampa. They included Don and Carol
(Peterson) Heintz with daughter, Christine, from
Orlando; Mike and Elaine (Peterson) Little, with
sons, Tommy and Sidney of Balboa, R.P., and Diane
Peterson of Sarasota.
They all had another family gathering in Orlan-
do at the home of Don and Carol Heintz, and also
took a trip to Disney World.
Mike and Elaine Little and sons flew to Texas
to visit Mike's parents, Sidney and Eleene Little,
before returning to his position with the Panama
Canal Commission in Balboa.
Pat and Anna Katheryn (Galloway) Daniel and
their three children of Houston, Texas, came for
a visit with their mother, Mrs. Billie Galloway,
and to attend her class reunion at the P.C. re-
union in Tampa. Anna saw many of her classmates
and a happy time was had by all.
Bob and Dolores Hammetter enjoyed a visit by
John and JoAnn (Fischer) Boling of Cooksville, TN.
They came for the P.C. reunion and to attend the
30th. reunion of her class in BHS. JoAnn is the
daughter of Mrs. Helen Fischer of Cooksville, TN,
and the late Walter Fischer, who was a Chemistry
teacher at Balboa High School.
Mrs. Robert (Martha) Messer of Venice, Fla. en-
joyed a visit with her sister-in-law, Dorothy
(Messer) Barnes of Lakewood, Calif. after the P.C.
reunion. Also visiting with his mother was Charles
and Susan Messer of Dallas, Texas. Charles is a
civil engineer with Venture Mechanical Inc. and is
presently working on the Dallas Cowboys' business
Mary Orr had an after-reunion visit with Irene
Hollowell of Houston, Texas. Additional guests
arrived later in the month, when her nephew, Alan
Wells, wife, Kathy Jane (Melanson) Wells and three
children of Stone Mountain, Ga. came for a short
visit. They were accompanied by Kathy's mother,
Mrs. Katherine Melanson of Balboa, R.P. who is
visiting them. She is enjoying her first trip to
Florida and our nice beaches. She also took a boat
ride around the bay on the LeBarge, and the sights
of Disney World.
Alan is a nuclear engineer in Atlanta and will
be leaving on a business trip to Taiwan.
Mina Dee and her family and friends had a great
time at the 1985 P.C. reunion. Her sons, Pete Lang
of Balboa, R.P. and Bill of Oregon, and their
wives, Mary Lou and Mary Jo, and mother enjoyed
being at their high school class reunion and also
visiting their mom in her home.
It was fun to have Mina's brother, Robert Adams
and his wife, Pat, and daughter, Sue Bailey of
Louisiana; her Hollowell nieces and nephews;
Freeland, Sr., Dave and Freeland, Jr. and his wife
Penny; and her Jones' nieces and nephews, Lois,
Richard and his wife, Sue Jones, all at the re-
Sorry I can't take up any more space to mention
the wonderful friends who were there!
Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Blanche) Hartnmn of Glen
Oaks enjoyed a wonderful two weeks visit with her
granddaughter, Cheryl (McIntire) and husband, Ken
Burkemper and her great-granddaughter, Jessica
Blanche Burkemper of Oklahoma City, Okla. Also
coming for a visit was Blanche's other grand-
daughter, Vicki McIntire of Tulsa, Okla.
Other guests at the Hartman home were Dr. Harry
and Zona (Boggs) Dowell, and son, Winship of Jack-
sonville, Fla. and Mrs. Brenda (Collins) Rice and
daughter of Tequesta, Fla.
The George Walkers enjoyed a nice family re-
union when their son, Frederick Walker, wife and
two sons arrived for their vacation from Corozal,
R.P. to enjoy the many attractions of Florida.
The Walker's daughter, Carole (Walker) Peregoy
of Sarasota, and another daughter, Mickey (Walker)
Fitzgerald and family, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
met for several family gatherings at the Fitz-
During the July 4th holiday, the group met at
the home of Donald and Cindy Hmphrey in Palm Bay,
Fla. for a chicken barbeque dinner, swimming in
the pond, and seeing home movies when the children
were young. They were joined by Donald's mother,
Gladys B. Humphrey of Sarasota, and his daughter,
Danna (Humphrey) Cameron with her young son, Glenn
Jr. of Palm Bay. A continuous fun-time was had by
John and Gladys McLain have enjoyed a three
week visit with their son and family, Doug and
Cindy McLain and young Diedre. They later flew to
Texas to visit Cindy's family before returning to
their home in Panama, R.P.
Mrs. Rae Ebdon flew to Irvine, Calif. for a
visit with her son, Dick Ebdon and wife, Kathy and
two children. She later went to Visailia, Calif.
to attend the wedding of her great-niece, Lorie
Frarklin to Don Irvine, on June 15, 1985. Lorie is
the daughter of Dr. Omar and Anne (Newhard) Frank-
lin of Visailia. She enjoyed visiting with other
relatives at the wedding, namely; Capt. Andrew USN
and Carol (Newhard) Bleakley, and sons of San
Diego; Mrs. Fred A. (Jessie) Newhard of Benton-
ville, Ark. Jessie accompanied Carol and Andy
Bleakley back to San Diego and visited for a week
before returning to Bentonville.
Allen and Kay Miller were the houseguests of
George and Kay Winquist in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
for a visit and to see their daughter, Mrs. Anne
(Winquist) Lain of Hunntsville, Ala. and to meet
the Lain's newly adopted daughter, Elizabeth Ann.
Last March, Mirian Bissett had a 'dream-come-
true' trip back to Guadalajara, Mexico. A week
long reunion of former students brought 'girls'
back from mountain towns in Mexico, and as far
away as Los Angeles. Miriam was thrilled to see 31
mothers and grandmothers, who had been under her
direction in Guadalajara.
The Panama Canal Reunion was great, and we must
thank all the committees who made it so successful
and for bringing our many friends and relatives
together, both here and there.
Happy Labor Day Holiday.
Gladys B. Huphrey
Many Tallahassee residents are still recup-
erating from the big 1985 Reunion held in Tampa!
Everyone says they had a fantastic time and that
they get better every year.
The Overstreet family is having a very busy
year. John graduated from New Mexico State Univ-
ersity with a B.S. in Engineering Technology.
Terri and mom spent a week in N.M. and fell in
love with the Southwest. Next, Tom graduated from
Lincoln High School and will attend college at
Brevard Junior College in North Carolina. June 11
they took off to see Paul graduate from Kings
Point Merchant Marine Academy on June 17. Kathi
is still at the University of Florida in their
Nursing program. David is going into his junior
year at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. He
loves playing soccer and has been on the varsity
team since his freshman year.
Carmen L. Littleton and Edward C. Overstreet
III, (Eddie), son of Mary and the late Edward C.
Overstreet II, announce their engagement and forth
coming wedding. The wedding will be held September
28, 1985, in Charleston, S.C.
Miss Littleton is a graduate of Irving High
School, Irving, Texas, and is employed by Mother-
hood Maternity Boutiques. Mr. Overstreet is a
graduate of Cristobal High School and is currently
in the United States Air Force.
John Murphy, who is a former Canal Zone res-
ident, lives in Tallahassee. He attended the Gold-
en Jubilee of his prep school graduation (class of
1935) from St. Josephs Collegiate Institute in
Buffalo, N.Y. in May. While up north, he visited
maternal cousins in Neustadt, Ontario, Canada, and
was the houseguest of Carl and Betty (McKee) Hoff-
man, who reside north of Rochester, N.Y. near Lake
Ontario. Carl and Betty and their families were
old residents of the Canal Zone.
The W.T. Cash Hall softball team which is made
up of most of former Canal Zone boys living in
Tallahassee had another good year as usual. They
are definitely looking forward to next year!
The softball team that Steven Tochtennan plays
on has just won the District 1 Men's Class 'C'
Softball Tournament held in Tallahassee. They will
then participate in the Men's Class 'C' State
Tournament to be held in Davie, Florida, on August
Todd and Lorraine (Husum) Allen enjoyed their
vacation to California on April 27 for a week.
They went to San Francisco and visited Lorraine's
sister, Maureen. While there, they also visited
Rae Donaldson and her mother, Jean. From there is
was on to Santa Cruz where they saw Duncan Ball-
inger and Mike Young (BHS '69) The next leg of
their trip took them to Sacramento where they
visited with David Lohse (BHS '74). Lorraine and
Todd then enjoyed a sightseeing trip to Carmel and
Monteray Bay. They returned on May 5 and said
their vacation was too short.
A big surprise party was held for Mabel Watts
to celebrate her 80th birthday on May 25. The
party was held at the home of Ed and Ellie Husun.
Mabel was very much surprised as she thought all
had forgotten her big day. The meal of the evening
was Johnny Mazetti, garlic bread, 3 different
salads, chocolate cake, pifa colada cake, and lots
of beer and wine. Mabel received many nice gifts
from everyone that attended. She even received a
birthday card from President Ronald and Nancy Rea-
gan. Those who attended the party were: Betty and
Dave Kelleher, Ed and Ellie Husun, Lorraine and
Todd Allen, George Husum, Mary Husun, Barb Hall,
Mary Jane and Cash Paulson, Jill Paulson, Eleanor
and Bryan Maher, Janie and Milton Martin, with
children, Jessi and Alan, Janet and Keith Herring-
ton, Brian Weaver, Anna Wolf, and Steve and Mary
George and Arlene Tochternan of Green Bay, Wis.
were the houseguests of Steve and Mary Tochternan
during the month of June. They attended the C.Z.
Reunion in Tampa and Arlene was also able to at-
tend her BHS class reunion. After the reunion they
visited Arlene's parents, Helen and Hobart Leger-
wood of Charlotte Harbor and Arlene's brother, Tan
McKeown in Jacksonville. While they were in Tall-
ahassee they enjoyed a pleasant dinner with Phil
Watson and his wife. The Watsons are new residents
to Tallahassee. Phil is currently employed as a
fingerprint technician with the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement.
A wedding shower was held for Anna Wolf on June
22 at Mary Tochternan's home. Anna received many
beautiful gifts that she will use to fix up her
new home in San Antonio, Texas. Those who attended
were: Babe Kessler (future mother-in-law), Sissy
Flynn, Arlene Tochternan, Betty Kelleher, Ellie
Husum, Mabel Watts, Jill Paulson, and Lorraine
A big 4th. of July party was held at the home
of Mary Jane and Cash Paulson. Everyone had a
super time and really enjoyed the barbequed ham-
burgers and hot dogs. The large crowd that at-
tended included the Leo Paulson family, the Marty
Weaver family, the Milton Martin family, Jill
Paulson, the Husum family, the Overstreet family,
the Neil Patton family, the John Bings, Laverne
Larrabee, Mabel Watts, the Wicmans, Janet Herr-
ington, Lorraine and Todd Allen, and Mary and Val
Lynch. Debbie and Neal Patton's son, Ryan, cele-
brated his second birthday at the party.
Tallahassee always seems to have former and
current C.Z. passing through. Those who visited
the area were Burt and Carol Mead, John and Sue
Husum with twin daughters, Katherine and Rebekah
and son, Jason, Kenny Morris, Willeen O'Sullivan,
the John Riley family, the Jenner family, and
Recently received a phone call from Daphne
Darling. She just recently married and they live
in Germany. She says it is beautiful over there.
If anyone has any news that they would like to
put in the Canal Record, please write or call me.
Mary (Kelleher) Tochterman
New members Eve and Herb Breaden have a new
address since the directory was published 600
Deerfield, Apt. 1207, Gretna, La. 70053. They did
not have any news this time, but wrote for a copy
of Mary and Herb Knapp's book, 'Red, White and
Richard and Via Mae Demith Dinkgreve were hon-
ored with a surprise golden anniversary party
hosted by their daughter, Sylvia, and her husband,
Jack Stonicher, and their granddaughter, Patricia,
at the Atonement Lutheran Church Social Hall, Met-
airie, on March 30. A buffet dinner was served to
about 55 family members and friends. Richard de-
lighted all with the story of Via Mae's lost glove
that almost caused the wedding to be cancelled be-
fore the glove was found. Richard received news
from the Rev. Arthur W. Meyer, pastor of the C.Z.
Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve of Met-
airie, La. on the occasion of their 50th
Lutheran Church from 1959-65 and retired Air Force
chaplain Colonel, that he has accepted a three-
year appointment as pastor of the International
Lutheran Church, Seoul, Korea. His C.Z. vicar,
George Reimer, has been a missionary to Korea
since 1961. The Rev. Fred Illick, who was a C.Z.
vicar 1958-59, recently moved from Accident to La
Plata, Md., as pastor to Grace Lutheran Church.
R. George Fryer of New Orleans speaks for the
active Cristobal grads in the famous "City that
Care Forgot." A big crowd drove from South Louis-
iana to the Reunion. George rode with Todd Morgan
and Dwayne Love, stopping the first night at the
home of Randy and Denise Williams, Dothan Alabama,
and also visiting Mr. and Mrs. Laurel L. Highly of
Dothan. The party reformed in Tampa with Donald T.
Love and Randy and Stacey Phares from Houma; Ralph
Barraza, Dave and Marsha Finneman with son, Matt-
hew, and Joe Finneman and girlfriend Jeanne Eckles
from New Orleans; Dave and Cindy Sherman Moochler,
Andy and Nancy Norval from Slidell. Andy and Nancy
had a big crowd out to their new house for Fourth
of July barbeque. Attending were: George Fryer,
Dave, Marsha and Matt Finnenan; Joe Finneman and
Jeannine Eckles; Ralph Barraza, Fred Wainio, Geo-
rge Vamprine, Amy (Mrs. Tim) Garber, Cindy Shernnn
Moochler, Jon Dedeaux and his girlfriend, Debbie,
from Pensacola. George expects another get-togeth-
er at the up-coming wedding of John Davison and
Tim Garber is still working offshore, but has
moved with his bride, the former Amy E. Everard,
to 6196 Chatham Drive, Apt. 164, New Orleans, La.
Three generations of Zonians John R.
Gough, Sr.; his son, John R. Gough II;
and his grandson, John R. Gough III.
Steve and Lucille Fulop of Laguna Hills,
California. Ex-Zonian neighbors of the
Gough's in Curundu Heights during the
John Gough of Marrero sent us a lovely batch of
'60s 'Spillways'. He finally taped Kathleen's rec-
itation of the Jamaican alphabet (Which will be
printed in a later issue). Her mother taught it to
her, having learned it as a child on her father's
plantation in Jamaica. The Coughs enjoyed a recent
visit from Zella Will, currently employed in the
Microfilm Unit, Panama Canal Commission. In June,
the Goughs flew to Fountain Valley, Calif. to
visit their grandchildren, John R. Gough III and
Linda Lee Cough, staying at the home of Diane and
Jay French. John II, a Pan Canal employee, joined
them to see his son off to Korea and to attend
Linda's high school graduation. Marge French,
widow of Dr. Willard J. French Sr., a Canal Zone
dentist, hosted a luncheon and dinner at her La-
guna Hills home. The Goughs also visited Lee and
Myrtle Sparks and her mother, Ruth Cowfer in Glen-
dale; Nick and Carole Salonick Barber of Seal Bea-
ch. Carole attended BHS and is a stewardess, while
Nick is a pilot for United. In Hemet, the Goughs
visited ex-Zonian neighbors, Dr. John and Candice
Harsany Jr., and children, Clare, Jason and Adam.
Gene Gregg of Mandeville writes that the Re-
union was a "great fiesta," but would like to see
it back at the beach next year. Gene was happy to
enjoy a drink with Joe Smith of New Jersey, say-
ing it must be 30 years since they were last to-
gether in Santa Clara. No. 3 Gregg Daughter, Laura
is up from Panama where she teaches at BHS and ex-
pects to finish an MA at LSU this summer. Roland
Casanova enjoyed his visit to Panama, seeing the
Lopps in La Boca; Zizecs in El Hato, and Herrs in
Cerro Punta. Lynn and Clayton's four in Zachary
are fine; Carlye and Rayne have learned to swim in
the YMCA summer program. Young Gene attended the
LSU football camp in June and then went to Minne-
sota and Canada with Outward Bound for three short
weeks. Helen is resting in the Bahamas before LSU
begins in August. Gail visited from Enterprise, AL
and Bob comes over to fly his sailplane out of
Gulfport. Mirian and Gene are looking forward to
the Gas House Gang golf tournament in Dothan Ala.
Our reminder letter to Kenneth L. Morris Jr.,
851 Curran Road, New Orleans, LA 71027 was re-
turned. Zip code should be 70126. If there's no-
thing else wrong, we'll catch you next time, Ken.
Patt Foster Roberson
Received a lovely letter from former Mississ-
ippian and CZJC classmate, Kathy Sandige, who is
Mrs. Bill Bedford, of 12630 Burt St., Omaha, NE,
68154. Her brother, Tom lives at 1535 Orchid Ct.,
Longview, WA 98632. Kathy and Bill have five chil-
dren, all either in college or collage graduates.
Kathy has gone back to school, too, taking a half
load at Creighton University, where two of her
daughters are also enrolled. One is good friends
with Erin Hand, whose father currently works for
the Canal Commission.
Judy Carnright is getting flower beds and a
garden started at her new location in Jackson. She
is looking forward to a bus trip to Alaska spon-
sored by her church and to her nursing group meet-
Barely got a chance to say more than two words
to Henry Cruz, 19819 82 Place W., Edmonds, WA,
98020, at the reunion. We'll have to make up for
lost time when the BHSers get together for their
35th in 1987. Since moving to the Nor'west, Henry,
who excelled at BHS water sports and track, has
taken up salmon fishing. He catches the big ones
by working a buzz bomb off the public fishing pier
Catherine-Darnall of Gulfport writes that they
missed the reunion to attend a family reunion at
the Frymont Inn, Bryson City, N.C.
Henry Cruz of Edmonds, Washington, with
a 12 Ib. Chinook salmon, also known as
blackmouth or king salmon.
Lou Dossett, Hattiesburg, reports that his wife
Angela and daughter, Alice visited family and
friends in Panama from July7 to August 4. They all
visited Panama last summer, but this year Lou
decided to stay home and play catch-up with his
odd jobs around the house.
Anne Grinn-Richardson of Naselle, Washington,
wants it known that her magazinee," Candle, is a
sole proprietorship and not a family venture as
reported earlier. Contributors (artists and wri-
ters) are paid with subscriptions and advertising
space. Al is retired from Gatun Locks and involved
with the Pacific County Historical Society and his
lodges. In their spare time, the Richardsons enjoy
landscaping their property at Salmon Creek.
Capt. Chuck Puchon of Biloxii telephoned to re-
port a recent visit from Linda's parents. Even
bigger news his appointment as program manager
for a $25 million DoD project in computers, re-
quiring a transfer to Washington. The new address
effective August 14 is 9512 Fairway Manor Terrace,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. His wife, Capt. Linda
Puchon will work in nursing education at Andrews
AFB Medical Center. Chuck expects to receive a
Doctor of Education in May 1986.
The Down-on-the-Farm Smiths, Owen and Gerda,
are busy hoeing and growing and doing their thing
with beans of all kinds, and beets, cantaloupes,
corn, gourds, honeydews, okra, peanuts, peppers,
(hot and sweet), squash (3 varieties), tomatoes
and watermelons. Buck and Barbara Krueger of
Austin, Texas, visited for a few days on their way
home after the reunion, feasting on "mudbugs"
(crawfish), shrimp and corn on the cob. Gerda has
left AT&T for the McComb Municipal Separate School
District as secretary to the assistant superinten-
Gretchen and Bill Warren of New Port Richey report
that daughter Kathy and her husband Jim Lewark
have pulled up stakes in NYC and resettled in San
Francisco. Kathy has taken a job in commercial
library research with Xerox in the Silicon Valley,
Palo Alto. The Warrens have been traveling for
several months through Mexico and the Pacific
Northwest sightseeing and visiting friends and
relatives. By August they expect to be back in
The "Personality Kids" of Norma John-
son's Dance Troupe, then (1946) and now:
Shirley Zemer Swenson and Shirley Karst
Three classmates from BHS'52 have been enjoying
lunches together while mapping out tentative plans
for a reunion of their class in 1987. Shirley
Zemer Swenson, Route 1, Box 145-A, Carriere, MS,
39426, drives up to Hattiesburg to meet Virginia
Selby Entrekin and this reporter. Shirley teaches
third grade. Virginia, whose mailing address is
Box 6, Whitfield, MS 39193, is a math instructor
at the University of Mississippi, where this re-
porter is a student. Anyone with addresses of mem-
bers of this class are asked to send them to Vir-
Elaine and Choppy White of St. Petersburg gra-
ciously hosted a lovely party for the Coast-to-
Coast Riders immediately following the reunion on
June 8. Plenty of good food and drinks were served
and conversation was lively and everyone had a
good time while enjoying looking through old
scrapbooks on motorcycle racing in Panama in the
1950s. In fact, such a happy time was had that the
group hopes to get back together during the Day-
tona 200 race week in March.
Patt Foster Roberson
Had a note from Vince and Dottie Ridge. They
are the svelte, trim Zonians now. They decided to
lose some weight. Vince had better keep a short
leash on Dottie. My grape vine tells me that Dot-
tie looks gorgeous. They went to Brownsville, Tex-
as and saw Julia Ridge, nieces, Cathy Adams and
Mary Beth (Sister Therese Ann) and his sister,
Margaret Coffey. Visited with his brother, Pat and
wife, Jo in St. Augustine. Attended his niece,
Lois Ridge's wedding (Bubba's daughter).
Had a quickie note from Marion Hazeldine, say-
ing she and Bob would be coming East for their
daughter's wedding and hoped to see some of us New
Enjoyed the Florida Reunion, Enclosed is a foto
of the Dennis Clan, taken at Bonnie Bain Dunbar's
home (my sister Margie's daughter).
The Dennis Clan, L-R: Jean Dennis Her-
bert, Robert (Dink) Dennis, Marge Den-
nis Bain, and Jo Dennis Konover.
This is the first time in years that there were
no Dennis's at the Pocono Reunion. The reason was
that we had a 'Bon-Voyage' gathering at my sister,
Jeannie'. Her son-in-law, Lt. Col. Michael Nylko,
who is a Marine fly-boy will be leaving for over-
seas duty soon and we all wanted to see him before
he left. Mike has done spme flying with Scotty
Michaelson, Jr. They were in the same squadron at
Cherry Point, N.C.
Everyone had a good time at the Poconos. Those
attending were: Jack and Gloria Brown, Bernice
(Rathgeber) Jackson, Agnes Tonneson Janke, Frank
Key, Willie (Reynolds) Kirkpatrick, Olive (Kalar)
and Len Krouse, Rene (Taylor) and Jack Kromer,
Tede (Duff) Lyng, Doris (Nolan) and Horace Lef-
ferts, Norine (Rathgeber) Lucas, George and Cath-
erine Lowe, Jean (Kalar) and Frank McAndrews, Mary
and Bill Michaelson, Vera and John McGuire, Bill
and Muriel Poole, Jack Poole, Sibby (Hallen) Pitt-
man, Jack and Betty (Searcy) Rathgeber, Vincent
Reynolds, Sara (Pyle) Rowley, Vince and Dottie
Ridge, Eleanor (Hamond) and Augie Schwindemen,
and Jack Tonneson.
Next year it will be held July 11-13, 1986.
Same place Best Western Hill Motor Lodge, Tann-
ersville, Pa. 18372. Phone (717) 629-1667.
Jo (Dennis) Konover
We had our annual picnic at Lake Julian on July
19 with an attendance of 26. It was so nice to be
with sime of our 'summer' members; Alice and Max
Conover, Janet and Ross Cunningham, Marian and
Bill DeVore and Emily and Howard Johnson.
Our officers for the next two years are: Ron
angernuller, President; Louis Everson, Vice Pres-
ident; Jean Dombrowsky, Secretary, and "Pat"
Our sympathy is extended to Betty Benz on the
sudden death of her daughter, Joan Bentz Davidson,
on March 18 in San Diego, California. Joan had
previously lived in Stuart, Florida. Betty's grand
son, Chad Davidson, will spend a week with her in
August. Betty will leave the latter part of July
to spend the weekend with her eldest grandson,
Brooks Bentz, in New Hope, Pa., and then a week
with her son, Allan and his family in Stonington,
Sam and Norma Irvin drove to Charlottesville,
Va. early in June and spent the weekend with their
son, Tom and his wife, Karen. They all went to
Lynchburg to Debbie Bramlett's wedding. Tom and
Karen spent a weekend here with Sam and Norma in
July. The first of August, Sam and Norma will join
John in Galveston, Texas, for the VIP Cruise for
the parents of the graduating class of Texas Mar-
itime College. Their eldest son, Sam, III, left on
July 1 for 90 days as second mate on the M/S
"Gygnus", Lykes Line.
Elizabeth Quintero drove to St. Petersburg and
was the houseguest of Isabel Gibson. Isabel and
she went to the reunion, then Jeanne Flynn Stough
and Florence May Farr joined them for the weekend
at Isabel's. Elizabeth also spent a week with Ruth
Powell in Clearwater.
Jack and Jean Dombrowsky went down for the re-
union, stopped to visit their son, Dale and family
in Lakeland. Their daughter, Barbara, was also at
the reunion. They went to Sarasota to visit the
Joe Ebdons and then to Fairhope, Ala. for some
time with Lillian and Dick Abell.
Emily and Howard Johnson had their son, Jim,
and his wife, Margaret and their two children from
Houston with them for a week in June.
Jean and George Fears from Dothan and Father
Lynch from Tallassee, Alabama, were here for a few
days. The Fears were houseguests of Linnea and Ron
Angemnuller, and Father Lynch stayed with Betty
and Bill Dunning. The men played golf and the
ladies went sightseeing.
Betty and Bill Dunning flew to Tampa for the
reunion. Pat (Dunning) and Jack Hunt with their
children, Johnny and Lisa from Panama, spent a
week with them early in July.
On his way home from the reunion, Lee Kariger
visited Marian and Bill DeVore in Murphy, and
Clara Jorstad in Waynesville. Clara left in July
for Fairfax, Nova Scotia to attend an Elder Hostel
for six weeks.
Lillian and Bob Van Wagner have sold their home
and moved to a condominium. We hope they will be
happy in their new home.
Carmen and Charlie Howe had their daughter,
Shirley, and her husband, Darrell Barnes, her
children, Gina and Darin from Hogansburg, N.Y.
with them for several days. While they were here,
Joyce (Herring) and C.H. Stuart and their son,
Devon from Charlotte, N.C. came to see them. Also,
Marian Howe and Carol Finn came from Columbia, SC.
Llori (Kent) and Jay Gibson, with their two
sons from Panama, were houseguests of Alice "Pea-
nut" Howe and Don Bonner. Bonnie Kent came up from
Jacksonville for a visit with them all.
Back row, L-R: Donald Huff, Jim Huff,
Laurie Buff, Tina Huff, Edith (Huff)
Willoughby, Antoinette (Toni) Huff,
Edith (Baker) Hampel, and Maenner Buff.
Front, L-R: Chuck Fewell, Anna Fewell,
Christine (Huff) Fewell, Antoinette
(Baker) Huff, and John Fewell (two legs)
The Maenner Huff's of Brevard, N.C. had a fam-
ily reunion at the annual reunion at the Hyatt Re-
gency, Tampa, with a luncheon on Friday, June 7.
Their four children and four grandchildren were
present. Donald and Laurie Huff attended the 1955
B.H.S. reunion cruise; Christine (Huff) and Chuck
Fewell attended the 1960 B.H.S. reunion banquet,
and Edith Baker Hampel attended the banquet with
the B.H.S. Class of 1935.
I enjoyed my visit in Washington very much. It
was wonderful to be with my daughter and son-in-
law, Noralie and Jim Shobe. We drove to Tacoma to
see Steve Shobe and his family, and to N. Bonne-
ville to visit Clover (Shobe) and Jim Duffus and
their children. It was good to see Jim's mother,
Clover Shobe again and I had a delightful dinner
and evening with Mary and Jimmy Young on Camano
For your information: I have changed my mailing
address from the post office to: #1 Cedarbrook
Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Be happy to re-
ceive any news you would like in the Record.
Alice H. aoche
What a wonderful trip I had this summer! And
believe me, the summer isn't over yet for this re-
porter. I had a marvelous time at the Florida Re-
union, seeing many faces I hadn't seen since I was
a youngster in Pedro Miguel. And, by the way, I
want to commend the Edwards sisters for putting
together the Pedro Miguel Luncheon. I felt like I
was 'back home' for a lovely afternoon.
The Reporter's Luncheon too, was most enjoyable
as I was able to meet my fellow reporters face-to-
face and get acquainted.
I also enjoyed Adrien Bouche's "Before and
after trip to the Isthmus". Those who worked so
long and diligently to make the reunion a complete
success are to be commended for a job well done.
After the reunion, I drove with my daughter and
her family to Cleveland, Ohio. During my short
stay in Cleveland, I phone a former Gatun resident
Pam (Johnston) Gorski. Her mother, Evelyn Johnston
was visiting while Walter was off fishing. Was so
nice to chat with both.
Marcy (Wood) Napoleon, my daughter and her fam-
ily and I flew to Washington, then drove to Oak-
land, Ca. I stayed with my mother-in-law, Ethlyn
Wood (see photo) while Marcy and boys joined Ed
Napoleon. While visiting Mrs. Wood, Andy and Doris
(Brotherson) Hand came to dinner.
On my return home I received a letter from
Tommy Taht who informed me that Bill and Marie
(Schmidt) Park are flying out for a visit with
Mrs. Ethlyn C., Wood of Walnut Creek, Ca.
them. She also wanted to attend the annual North-
west Picnic Reunion and required information. Also
had a phone call from Roy Boggs who also hopes to
join our group.
Mary Stephenson informed me that her son, Mike
and Elaine (Asbury) Stephenson and family were in
Florida for a shopping spree.
Martha B. Wood
Our luncheon get-together at the Ramada on June
27th was attended by 29 members, and we "stay-at-
homes" heard all about the Florida Reunion. We
were pleased to see Hazel Kilbey, who now lives in
Augusta, and the B. J. Hartleys of Columbia, at the
Also attending were Frank and Virginia Smart,
Russell Percy, John and Kathleen Cynova, Peggy and
Don Hutchison, Dorothy and John Everson, Charles
Green, Melvin and Cony Menges, Olga Holmes, Lorna
Shore, Kay Pierce, Alice Pierce, Evelyn and Howard
Hilborn, Bob and Billy Rowe, Verna and Andy Kap-
inos, Trudi and Lee Clontz, Sis and Bill York.
Our September meeting is tentatively scheduled
for the latter part of the month place to be
While some of us have been lazy these warm sum-
mer months, others have made trips to check on
their offspring....the Badonskys traveled to Tus-
caloosa to visit their daughter, Paula and family
in their new location.....the Kapinoses headed for
Mississippi for an introduction to their new grand
daughter, Michelle.....and Dorothy and Harry Will-
enbrock drove to St. Petersburg to help their dau-
ghter, Susan settle into her new home.
While in Florida in June, Dorothy and Harry
visited Anne Beckley in New Port Richey, and Doro-
thy enjoyed a luncheon meeting with Betty Quintero
Ruth Powell, Isabelle Gibson and Gladys Baldwin.
Blanche and Carl Browne appear to have been one
of the busiest couples of our group. In January,
Blanche went to Panama for three weeks to visit
her son and daughter and their families (the Math-
eneys and Majors). She reports the weather was
perfect. In March, she and Carl spent a week in
Tallahassee with Phyllis and hris Gunderson and
met a number of ex-Zonians at a cocktail party
given by them. The latter part of March found the
Brownes at Williamsburg, Va. with their grand-
daughter, Tamny Matheney, and Nealie Van Siclen.
Las Vegas was next on their itinerary where
they met Ed and Sue Bishop (Ewing). The men played
in the annual military golf tournament. Blanche
and Carl then went on to San Diego were they were
the houseguests of Ruthie Robertson. Woody Spier
joined them, and they also saw Ora and Art O'Leary
Bev and John Fawcett, Dee and Robbie Robbins. On
a trip to Mission Viejo, they lunched with Jan
Sampson Muralt and her daughter, Beth. Jan's
father was District Physician in Pedro Miguel.
After Carl flew home from San Diego, Blanche
traveled to Kerrville, Texas where she spent a
week with Nealie Van Siclen. When she returned
home to Columbia, Blanche had as houseguests, Ed
and Grace Kienzle (Roach) of Raleigh.
Another busy pair were Kay and Jerry Pierce who
started off for Florida and Texas the first part
of June. In Clearwater they helped Kay's parents,
Ralph and Naomi Frangioni celebrate their 50th
anniversary with a dinner at Spoto's Restaurant,
with their dear friends, Nolan and Louise Bissell,
Bob and Margaret Howard, and Ann diZerega.
Jerry and Kay then attended the 30th Reunion of
Kay's BHS Class of 1955, enjoying a delightful
evening cruise on Tanpa Bay on June 6, and a pool-
side party at the Tampa Hilton on the 7th. On the
8th they headed for the Dallas-Ft. Worth area,
stopping along the way to visit Kay's brother,
Ralph Frangioni Jr., and family at Fort Walton
Beach. A brief stop in Lake Jackson, Texas, gave
them a chance to make room for their oldest dau-
ghter, Kathy Hancock and granddaughter, Sarah in
the Dodge Caravan. The four of them traveled to
Arlington, Texas where they joined daughters Jan
and Lorie Pierce. Lorie had flown in from Lewiston
Kay's parents, the Frangionis, also made the
trip to Dallas to participate in Jan's wedding,
which took place on June 15.
Having returned to South Carolina, the Pierces
now await news from Lake Jackson where daughter
Kathy is expecting twins. Meanwhile, Jerry's
mother, Alice, is there helping Kathy with little
Sarah and the housework.
In talking to Ethel Tate recently, it was en-
couraging to hear that J.D., with the help of phy-
sical therapy, is continuing to improve following
surgury on his back last March.
Sis and Bill York are looking forward to a busy
July weekend at Hilton Head with their daughters,
Norma and Nancy and families.
Mrs. Jerry Cain (Connie Price) and son, David
were guests of Mrs. Willard Percy enroute to their
home in Morehead, N.C. They had visited Mr. and
Mrs. William Willoughby (Ann Edwards) in Hunts-
ville, Ala. Ann and Connie phones Sally Ackennan
Estes in Oak Park, Ill. and Mrs. Howard Pridgen
(Gay Edwards) in Cordele, Ga. The four of them
grew up on Culebra Road in Ancon.
In May, while on a sight-seeing tour of Flo-
rida, Evelyn and Howard Hilborn stopped in Sara-
sota and enjoyed a visit with Robin Coanr, Maxine
Hitchcock and Ruth Gatz.
The Texas Zonians celebrated their Third Annual
Memorial Weekend campout this year near Lake Liv-
ingston, despite the fact that Dado Frensley from
Panama did not make it to the event. Some of the
participants who enjoyed a weekend of water sports
Trivial Pursuit and drinking were Manuel Catzoela
(Catz), Rod Snyder, who brought along his six-
wheeler, Mike and John Morris, Kyle and Holly Gib-
son, Raye McConaughey, Ed McArthur and his girl-
friend, Vicki, Richard McArthur, Lollie McArthur
and Richard Smith, Charlie and Patty (Soukup) Lee,
formerly of the Houston area, now of the Dallas
area, Colin Creole, Bob Knick, Nancy (Knick) Sou-
kup, "Cowboy", Linda and Brian Doyle, Julie Boze,
and Pat Grynala. Congratulations to Linda and
Brian Doyle, they are expecting a baby sometime
within the next nine months.
Bonnie (Bishop) and Allen Steiner threw a birth
day party for Ellen Scott of San Diego, Calif. at
the end of June. Jim Slice also celebrated his
birthday the same night. Friends who helped Ellen
and Jim celebrate included (Cuck and Nancy Soukup,
Eddie Lamb, Catz, Mac and Sue (Hirons) Lane, Jim
mie Barnes and his new wife; Cathy (Carlisle) and
Jerry Weigle; Debbie (Boswell) and Phil Sanders;
June (Foster) and Monty Trim; Mike Morris, and Bob
Knick. Richard Burchett of Panama was visiting the
Trims at the time and was also at the party. From
what I understand, Ellen received some 'interest-
ing' cards and gifts for what was one of the major
birthdates to acheive.
Just a few days later, we all celebrated the
Fourth of July at the home of Debbie and Phil San-
ders. While gorging ourselves on Phil's chili and
lots of other goodies, a volleyball tournament,
pitting the 'under 30's' against the 'over 30's'
took place. Much to the dismay of the 'under 30's'
the 'over 30's won the tournament and remain un-
defeated from prior years.
Bonnie and Allen Steiner, Ellen Scott, Cathy
and Lisa Weigle; Drake, Colette (Foster) and Wade
Carlisle; Mike and Tonya (Adams) Boswell; Carmel,
Steve, and Stevie Boswell; Diana (Duncan) and Nico
Degrees; Martha Duncan and roommate, Pat Sheenan;
Mac, Sue and Sunshine Lane; Cassy Lane and Rupert
Turner; Catz; Mile Morris; Rod Snyder; Jerry Cur-
tis; Lisa Corrigan; Chip and Judy Shelter and
their three daughters; Jim McCarrick and his girl-
friend; Kristen and Billy Kern and his family, all
shared in the games, cheering and cooling off in
The 'under 30's' team is considering some ser-
ious recruiting before the next tournament.
Pat Sheenan traveled on to San Antonio after
her visit in Houston with Martha, to see Tammy
Mike and Tonya Boswell will be parents in the
very near future.
Marge and Jack Ruoff have had a great sunner
with their girls visiting them in their niew home
in Kingwood. Cheryl and her husband, Charles Al-
berga from Melbourne, Fla.; Didi from Tyler, Texas
and Gena and her husband, Duane Smeltzer from
Portland, Oregon, all came to stay at the same
time. The Rupffs have another grandchild on the
way. Cheryl is expecting in February. Marge got a
hole-in-one on the fourth hole at the Kingwood
Country Club. Anyone looking for golf lessons,
just give her a call!
Cathy Weigle was able to visit all the Ruoffs
while the family was together and then Cathy,
Gena and babies got together with Debbie Sanders
for an afternoon of 'philosophical' conversation.
Earlier this sunner, June and Monty Trim had a
short visit from Fernando and Lois Paredes from
Panama. Fernando and Monty went to an Astros base-
ball game at the Astrodome, while June and Lois
had a good afternoon in "The land of the big PX".
Chuck and Nancy Soukup are enjoying the cool-
ness of the great Northwest right now. Chuck is
working on a job in Alaska and nancy went up to
join him for part of the summer. I wonder if they
had inside information about the heat and humidity
in Houston this summer?
John and Kay Andrews are moving from Houston to
Phoenix. Any Zonites in Arizona, be sure to get in
contact with them.
Congratulations to Dave Evans on his engagement
to Carmen who is from Texas. They celebrated their
engagement with a party in mid-July. Mike Morris
and Catz were there to represent Dave's ties to
the Canal Zone.
I received a card from Lee Bondurant, formerly
of Balboa. She is now working with the Peace Co-ps
in Barbados and is enjoying it. Lee sends her
"hello" to everyone and would love to hear from
some of her friends with whom she has lost con-
tact. Her address in Barbados is: Celeste Lee Bon-
durant, U.S. Peace Corps, Box 696-C, Bridgetown,
Barbados, W.I. If anyone is making a trip to Bar-
bados, make sure to get in touch with Lee. She
must know the island like a native.
Colette (Foster) Carlisle
We welcome Olga Nordstrom and her son Bob to
Kerrville. Olga was recently retired from the
Housing Division, Atlantic side, and decided to
settle in Kerrville. We hope you will be happy as
we are in this hill country, Olga.
Bill and Gigi Fleckenstein have just returned
from a 2 month visit to llinois visiting Bill's
mother and sister, and to Kentucky visiting their
daughter, Mary Louise, her husband and their grand
Bob and Verla Grier had their son, Bobby visit
with them for a week before continuing on to his
new assignment in Germany. Bobby was recently com-
missioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army and received
his indoctrination in Arizona.
We wish Paul Giovonetti a speedy recovery from
his recent open heart surgury in Houston. Paul
came home on July 4 after a month in.Houston. All
of us owe a lot to his wife, Shirley's recent
course in CPR, which she was able to put into
practice when Paul collapsed on the golf course.
Paul and Shirley's daughter, Terry Carroll and
her young son, Benjamin, from Utah were visiting
her parents when Paul was stricken. Their younger
daughter, Patti, came from Austin to be with her
Rachel and Harry Carlson have just returned
from their trip to Utah where they visited their
grandchildren, Terry and Ron Carroll and their six
Bill and Sue Graham have recently returned from
Dallas where they met their latest grandson (See
Births), born to their daughter, Donna and her
Bob and Alice Forsythe from Rancho Cordova, Ca.
flew into Kerrville in their plane for a short
visit with Bob's cousin, Bill Graham. Bob and
Alice were on their way to the reunion. Bill got
a bird's eye view of Kerrville from Bob's plane.
Don and Edna Howerth, the former warden of Gam-
boa Penitentiary, of Green Valley, Az. stopped in
Kerrville to see the Grahams.
Annette Fields is recuperating nicely from her
recent surgury. She is not quite up to challenge
for a foot race yet, but it won't be long. Her
daughter, Jo-Ann from Diablo, Panama has been vis-
iting and overseeing the household until Annette
is ready to take charge again.
Marion Wells accompanied her brother and his
wife, Bob and Eloise Orr to Colorado to see their
brother and his wife, Mattes and Selwyn Orr.
We have news that Jinmy Fealey and his wife,
Sudy are happily settled in Seattle, Washington.
They moved from their home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
to Seattle earlier this year.
Guy and Mary (Wells) Fealey are in their new
home in Oak Harbor, Wheby Island, Washington. Mon
and Dad (Fred and Marion) were in Washington for
a visit in April.
Blanche Browne came to visit Nealie Van Siclen
early in May, on her way home from San Diego.
Blanche and Carl had been to see Sue (Ewing)
Bishop and her husband in Colorado and visited
friends in California on their way home. Carl did
not accompany Blanche to Kerrville. During the
week that Blanche was here, she was entertained
with luncheons and excursions.
Billie (Bowen) Martin and her friend, Margaret
Owen, visited Nealie Van Siclen and Bea Rhyne for
a week in May. It was fun seeing Billie again and
showing off our area. Billie has been here before,
but this was Margaret's first visit and we covered
the Alamo and Riverwalk in San Antonio before con-
centrating on Kerrville. Honey Fealey entertained
Billie and Margaret with a scrumptious dinner.
They saw Luckenback, Texas, made famous by Waylon
Marcia Barcelli, recently retired as Budget
Officer of the Personnel Bureau, drove through
Kerrville with her husband, in their camper, on
their way to San Antonio. Marcia says they are
looking for likely places to settle. Hope you will
come back and let us show you this area, Marcia.
Would you believe this is not a record
catch? Giant 250 lb. Grouper caught skin
diving by L-R: Ed Stanford, Sid Coffin
and Al Chase. Eddie and Cheryl Stanford
in foreground. Recognize Diablo Spinning
Club and Balboa Harbor?
Fay Stanford came from her home in Ft. Worth
for a visit with her daughter-in-law, Barbara
Rhyne Stanford and her grandchildren, Eddie and
Camille (Rhyne) Eastham, Barbara (Rhyne) Stan-
ford, and her children, Eddie and Cheryl, Harvey,
Sonia Rhyne Jr. and their children, Erick and
Taffy, were in Kerrville to celebrate Father's Day
with the Harvey Rhyne Srs. It was the first time
the three Rhyne children have been together with
their parents in a long time. The 'icing on the
cake' was watching the four grandchildren getting
Bea's brother, Bill Monsanto, was able to get
to Kerrville while Barbara and her children were
here. Bill has not seen Barbara in many years and
had never met Bea's grandchildren.
Clara Chambers and her daughters, with their
families attended the reunion and reported a great
time. Clara flew from Ft. Worth with her daughter,
Alice and John Wiedenhoff and met daughter, Carla
and Joe Spafford, of Denton, Texas, in Tampa.
Daughter, Jean and Jeff Thompson were not able to
While attending the Ball, grandson Jeffery
Thompson, recently commissioned an Ensign, USN,
joined the family dressed in his uniform, which
turned quite a few heads.
After the reunion, Clara spent a few days vis-
iting her brother, Victor May and wife, June. She
met her great-niece, Jessica May Robinson.
The day after their return to Ft. Worth, Clara,
Alice and John were off again to San Diego to at-
tend John's parents' Fiftieth Anniversary.
John and Kitty Schnidt of Pasadena, Md. spent
three weeks with their daughter, Jackie Bishop and
family in Kerrville. On June 5, John, Kitty, Jack-
ie and daughter, Jeanne, flew to Tampa for their
first Pan Canal Reunion. They were met in Tampa by
the rest of the Schmidt family; John Jr. (Bill)
and Doug and their families.
It was the first time the family had all been
together in six years. The main incentive to at-
tend the reunion this year was the Pedro Miguel
reunion, held at the same time and place as the
Pac Canal Reunion. There were 160 people attending
the Pedro Miguel Luncheon. Much praise must be
given to Anne Edwards Hale and Helen Edwards Magan
for their efforts in getting old Perdo Miguel
friends together after so many years.
After the reunion, the Schmidts drove to Tall-
ahassee to spend a few days at the home of John Jr
and his daughter, Ruth Ann.
Doug and Sharon (Booth) and Cheryl Schmidt con-
tinued on their trip to California to spend a few
weeks with Sharon's family, Ken and Jo Booth of
Mission Viejo before returning to their home in
Then it was home to Kerrville for Jackie and
Jeanne. Jeanne is a recent honor graduate from
Ingran Tom Moore High School and plans to attend
Schreiner College in Kerrville this Fall.
Mark Bishop will graduate in August from Angelo
State University where he is currently on the
In July, Dale Bishop plans a trip to McLean,
Virginia to visit his mother, Kate Sunberg and his
sister, Marge Brandy. While there, Dale and Marge
plan to drive to Eccles, West Virginia, their
childhood home, to look for old friends and mem-
Anna Lee Young was hostess to Marilyn Carter
and Bea Rhyne during Fiesta Week in San Antonio.
The parades and festivities are something that
should not be missed.
While in San Antonio, they met Willie and Skip
Hollowell, Maxine and Marvin Keenan, and Kathy
(Orr) and John with baby Cody Keenan for a short
visit. Willie and Skip had been visiting the Keen-
ans in Houston and came to San Antonio overnight.
We were lucky to get together as the Hollowells
were heading for home and the reunion the next
Three generations of Keenans. L-R: Max-
ine, Marvin, Kathy (Orr), John Keenan
and baby Cody Michael, 3 months old.
Willie gave me a copy of his account of his
"Trip to the Old Canal Zone January 31 to Feb-
ruary 13, 1985", which I have excerpted here:
"Air Panama has a DC-10, it's a charter, on the
run from Miami to Panama. It seems to have both US
and Panamanian crews. The 707's are on runs to
South America. Only 88 passengers on board so the
days of worrying about being off-loaded are not a
concern. My son, Cody, met me at the airport.
The Atlantic side activities are about over. A
few houses for Cornission employees in Margarita.
Gatun is the Commission town. Los Rios, Cardenas,
the Prado and parts of Balboa, Diablo and Balboa
Heights are the Conmission towns on the Pacific
With the closing of the old Balboa Commissary
in October, there isn't a place on the old Canal
Zone to buy even a loaf of bread for Commission
employees. Everything is in Panama City. I did un-
cover a bakery van that circles the townsites 3
times a week with michas, breads and pasteries.
Young Bill Bright has started a business of
telephone orders for seafood, fresh fruits, vege-
tables and pasta products and will deliver for
$1.50. The Commission towns for employees who
qualify for equity benefits get free rent and
utilities up to a cut-off point, to compensate for
the loss of APO, PX and Sales store privileges.
Plus a free trip to the States once a year. The
year starts on your return, so you don't get the
same dates as before. The grounds are being cared
for around Commission housing. Not much change in
The Army transferees had a radical change.
Assigned housing no choice. Refrigerator, stove,
washing machines furnished; have to cut their own
grass. I guess garbage and trash are collected.
Went to Balboa Clubhouse for coffee didn't
drink any. They have packaged fruit juice and pap-
aya. The rest of the food was not too attractive.
The San Blas are still around Stevens Circle sell-
ing. I bought my old post office box number, 152
and 1552 hit, so I gave 5 tickets to Esperanza,
Burt and Judy Thaopson's maid, for her excellent
care of me on my return trips to the old Canal.
Had brunch at the Amador Officer's Club. It was
excellent. The Albrook Club is not so good. One of
the waitresses said, 'I ain't pour water.' The
other half of the dining room was closed off and
had a Toldo Band from Panama blasting away. We
asked for a table at the far end, but even though
there were only a few diners, they would not push
a table together for the six of us.
The K of C Club in Balboa was excellent for
lunch. Balboa Elks Club is a Guardia hang-out with
the Casino. The empanadas are good at the Admin-
istration Building Cafeteria. John Herring is op-
erating the Cafeteria. I didn't hear any com-
plaints. The journey through the offices and ob-
servations seemed the same.
After seven years of retirement, all the ones
over 62 are gone, but there are enough of the
younger ones left to feel at home with and to be
I spent one day on the Atlantic side. Art Sum-
mers and Mirian took me to lunch at the Margarita
Elks Club excellent company and food my old
favorite, Leon Pan Mein. Then a trip around Colon
and to Art's home in DeLesseps area. I checked the
old freight house and took pictures.
Charles Small, the author of "Rails to the Dig-
gings" had a few questions that I was verifying.
He and George Chevalier, a picture reproducer and
historian of Canal facts and myself have a study
going, on events in Colon, about the old Panama
Railroad during the period of November 3 revol-
ution and the US ships involved. I took pictures
of the seaside of the freight house and old ferry
pier at DeLesseps. The ferry dock has fallen into
the water. At the sea end of the former dock, a
large Spanish cannon was cast in concrete, breech-
end up and has settled. All the Army concrete
buildings are gone, and the area over to the Canal
cottages have been cleared. All officer's quarters
and movie theatre are gone, and houses are built
along the bay.
Panama Canal Company retirees cannot use Gosgas
Hospital facilities since the treaty. I was in
need of medical attention and called my old friend
Douglas Schmidt for advice. Dr. Tony Suescun, in
addition to his hospital duties, has built a
clinic, and with other off-duty doctors, keep it
staffed. Walk-in, like the old town dispensary
system was. It is next to Section 'I' Storehouse
on Diablo Road (now called Jamaica Road).
Another symbol of change is the French Bazaar
in Colon on Front Street. It still has beautiful
merchandise. I was there in the afternoon and was
the third customer.
The train ride was over an hour late getting
started. Keep your arms inside because the sides
of the train cut the grass. How the mighty have
Made a trip to the interior and saw my old
friend, Betty Webster at Santa Clara. She is al-
most 85 years old, and except for being legally
blind, is in fine spirits. Also found my old
friend, Charlie South, of colon and Braniff fame,
at La Venta Beach with his wife, Alice. He was
spending a few weeks in Camillo Fabrega's beach
The day before I left, I walked across Fourth
of July Avenue and down 'J' Street to the inter-
section of Central Avenue, where I used to buy
lottery tickets with Charlie Morgan. I stayed for
over an hour, watching the city come alive. A
never ending flow of busses, chivas, cars and peo-
ple moving along the avenue. Colorful, noisy and
beautiful. Not hot enough yet for the smells. I
went in the Hindu stores for my last purchases and
Hi, boys and girls. I just returned from Panama
to find the deadline for the next Canal Record up-
on me. So here goes....
The 1985 Reunion in Tampa is now history and it
was the best reunion ever (don't argue)! The Hyatt
Regency could hardly contain the 3000 excited
Zonians, hugging and kissing and oh-my-God-ing ,
when they spotted an old familiar face. A bewild-
ered waiter, overwhelmed by the clamor, was heard
to exclaim, "Who are these Panama people?" It was
great to see Macon Michaux, back in rare form. See
photo taken in 1933, a Saturday in the Interior,
when he was twelve and my first love.
L to R: Toddy Lipzinski, Tbn Jillimz iRuth Coar
kWrner, Macon Micha~ Joanne Flynn Farley, Ilaie
Lipeinski, Dris Pearl, Jean Geddes, Jean Flynn
Sta4gh, akris Vnnor, Miry &Suliva Youna, MIr-
garet Sullivmn M1ilZan. 1933.
Best of all was the Luncheon on the last day
when Adrien Bouche gave a brilliant slide show
presentation. The photography was exquisite and
narration first-rate. Nice to end in an up-beat,
professional way. Many thanks to all who made it
Next, Isabelle Gibson hosted a lovely buffet
for a few old classmates, where we settled down to
some quiet reminiscing and delicious fare.
Then 125 of us ex-Zonians climbed on board Air
Panama and Eastern and flew in tandem to Panama.
If we didn't know each other before, we did before
we got through. It's just as much fun to make new
friends as it is to see old ones, and we all had
Panama in common. (I hope to have a complete list
for the next Canal Record.)
Panama is green and gorgeous. The grass is cut
in the Canal Zone, so stop worrying. True, they're
doing it now with a machete, it doesn't go so fast
but they are doing it. The PRR looks a little
shabby but it's still running. We stayed at the
Holiday Inn-Paitilla where they really treated us
Just like tourists, we went to Taboga, Pearl
Islands, San Bias, Free Zone, Playa Coronado, Gor-
gona, Bambito, El Valle, and to the archaeological
diggings at El Cano, near Penonomn, where you can
see the remains of a gran cacique, his three wives
and his children, and all his worldly goods. All
this was thanks to Jerry and Shirley Mills who
went along with us and worked so hard to see that
we enjoyed everything.
Bill Diez and his lovely wife let me tag along
one day as we made a nostalgic round of some of
the old familiar haunts. We went to Pedro Miguel
Yacht Club which Bill had helped to build way back
when? To his chagrin, some of the docks are miss-
ing but it is still very much alive and they still
serve cold Panama beer upstairs in the bar. Then
on to Paraiso, Summit Gardens, Gamboa and Madden
Dam. It was so quiet in the Zone, kind of lonesome
with not many people around. All the action was in
Another day, Isabella Zemer Lively and I went
shopping on "J" Street, then to the Amador Yacht
Club for corbina, then to visit her mom and dad,
Mr. and Mrs. Fmmett Zemer, still happily living in
their apartment in Panama City. Mr. Zemer is still
selling Hamms beer and Mrs. Zemer, in her 90's,
still sprightly and well, walks to everything she
needs, the carniceria, almacen, taxi and correo.
Ruth Bauman Yeilding and I then made a bee-line
for the Interior where Ruth visited her beachfront
acreage near Los Pericos, and I visited my Poco
Loco at Playa Coronado. We also visited Rhoda Fox,
Faye and Preston Minton, Margo and Donald Grim,
Bromley Endara, and Royce and Suni Hubert. We
looked for you, Ed and Olga Nance, but couldn't
find you. All are thriving in the tropics. Rhoda
put Ruth on the long-distance telephone to talk to
"Squeaky" Helmerichs, who has been ill back in
Louisiana. Hope you're well on the road to re-
All too fast the week in Panama went by. As I
sat in the airport waiting to leave, a little girl
skipped by, from an incoming flight. Pigtails
flying, eyes bright, she looked around and cried
out, "iQue sitio mas bonito, mama, me quedo aqui!"
Those were my sentiments exactly.
From Panama I flew to Costa Rica and stayed at
the Hotel Don Carlos, as advertised in the Dec-
ember '84 Canal Record and recommended by Tyke and
Edith Cotton. It is a small, family hotel, de-
lightful and clean, and a bargain for $22 a night
Back home in Texas and more surprises: a letter
from my old friend, Phydelis Walbridge Nethery in
California, saying she is a new member of the Pan-
ama Canal Society and how much she enjoys the
Canal Record; also a letter from the Knapps thank-
ing me for liking "Red White and Blue Paradise."
My favorite cousin, Barry Kenealy called me,
will wonders ever cease! I haven't heard from him
for 20 years. He wanted to go to reunion and said
to say "hello" to everyone. He must have been sit-
ting there in California, lonesome and minding the
store; proud too, because the last of his sons,
Deglin, is graduating from high school and has re-
ceived an appointment to the United States Mil-
itary Academy at West Point.
In the June '85 Canal Record I told you about
Evelyn Bayne, 103 years of age, who worked as a
teacher during construction days, but never re-
ceived a Roosevelt Medal. She married and changed
her name and left before the Panama Canal opened.
Naively thinking maybe some mistake was made, I
sent a letter of inquiry to the Panama Canal Comm-
ission. They replied, thanks to George Mercier,
with a warm and gracious letter, and the usual ex-
pertise in records going all the way back to 1908
when evelyn was first employed: she lacked five
months of having the required two years on con-
tinuous employment to earn the medal. Not that
Evelyn cares two hoots about a medal, but that I
can have peace of mind not worried about a Teddy
Roosevelt Medal wandering forever in the abyss,
unclaimed by rightful owner.
Jeanne Flynn Stough
Hi!...Hello!...a quickie report!
News about Mr. and Mrs. Terry Armstrong...wife,
Nellie (Holgerson)...happily married for fourteen
years and now contemplating a big change in their
life! A retirement move to the West coast of Flo-
rich...perhaps around the Tanpa area. They live in
Alexandria, Va. and Nellie is the one who is
really retiring after working for the U.S. Infor-
mation Agency in Washington, D.C., and after 33
years of government service which started at the
Locks Division in Gatun as a student assistant.
They left Gatun in 1961...eventually to Alexandria
area in 1974...and now June 3 her big retirement
party. She graduated from Cristobal High School in
1952...has five sisters: Caroline, wife of Henry
Twohy in Diablo Heights and both work for the
Commission...Jane in California; Judy in Michigan;
Joan in Alabama, and Paula in East Lake Worth,
Florida. They are excited and happy in their fut-
ure move in the Fall. Terry is still working, but
his job can take him anywhere. We wish you loads
of happiness, Nellie!
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Leisy of Falls Church,
Va. had a good time at the Florida reunion...they
were right into the swing of everything (Class of
'49)...and the Pedro Miguel party. Before arriving
to the Tampa affair, they managed visits to their
children...one in Montgomery, Ala. and grand-
daughter Amanda, who is 12 years old. Youngest son
in Roxboro, N.C. and another son in Leesburg, Fla.
Their comments on the reunion? "No complaints, en-
joyed it thoroughlyy!
Mrs. Ruth Divers, who lived 25 years on the
Zone, working for the military, tells me that she
recently visited her family in Illinois and In-
diana. She has six sisters...all scattered, but
two sisters fortunately live near her in Virginia,
and one in Kensington, Md. Ruth's hobby was photo-
graphy and belonged to the Diablo Camera Club. She
spent wonderful times there and just had a nice
surprise call from Walter McBride (ex-Canal Zone
Police), who was visiting his son in Annandale, Va
Your reporter meant to look up the roster of
Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia area to
see how many attended the reunion, but each time
I made the trip to get this info, there were so
many people around...couldn't get close...so, put
it off..then never did!
I did see and talk to Brian E. McNamee from
College Park, Md. who told me his mother and more
of the family were there, enjoying the reunion.
Highpoint of his stay was seeing so many of his
classmates from the Gatun area...couldn't believe
he was seeing his youth pals again! I wrote about
Brian long ago in my report as to how he could
talk Bajun to perfection.... sure wish they could
get a few "Bajun experts" to get on the stage with
a skit or a joke or two! Would love it!
Glenn K. DeMarr (reporter's son) couldn't get
to the reunion but is visiting me now. He worked
as a Canal Zone Police officer in Balboa from 1975
to 1980...currently a police officer for the city
of Mesa, Arizona with a specialty assignment as a
crime scene investigator and Hostage Negotiator.
He also visited Gilbertsville, Penn. to see his
brother, James D. DeMarr Jr. and his family. He
was also here to take in the reunion in this area.
..but alas, it was cancelled. In talking to Ted
Norris about the cancellation, he said only a few
responded, not guaranteeing the hotel quota. So,
after last year's good attendance...Ted and his
committee are wondering...should they try again?..
.or does it mean Zonites are not interested and
only want to stay with the "biggie" in Florida?
He would like people to write or somehow let them
know what's next for the future.
Mrs. Rosemary (Millett) Gilead...such a viva-
cious person, and eah time I ask her about news
for my column, she has so many interesting things
going on that I wish I could jump on her bandwagon
and enjoy too!
She and her brother, Thomas, and his wife,
Thelma Millett from Grandview, Mo. all flew to
Nassau for 5 days of fun, and stayed at the Cable
Beach Inn and loved it. Then all went to the re-
union in Tampa, catching up with brother, Johnny
Millett of Takoma Park, Md....of course all had a
They followed this up by joining the Pleasant-
dale trip to Panama... tour by Shirley van der Dijs
Mills...which, according to Rosemary, turned out
to be a disaster. But,as I said, Rosemary knows
how to make good things happen, so on their own ,
they took in several of the San Blas Islands and
ate delicious lobster, rice and vegetables, plus
the best home-made bread in Nargarna...tasted like
French bread, only better! Went to Playa Corona
and stayed with Antonio Moran and family of Pene-
nomn...to El Valle and stayed at El Greco...enjoy-
ed the market but it was minus people. It seems
that Father's Day was celebrated in Panama just
like the U.S.A.
L to R: Bob Ridge, Rosane y Milett Gilead of
Arlington, Va., John J. Millett, Jr. of Takark
Park, MA., hem Zrnn Zerst Millett cand la as F.
Millett of Grawviae, M ThelZn ard Toa celebra-
ted their 39th. wedding anniversary on 5 June 1985
at the Reunion in Tarpa.
They did meet Catherine Lessiack from Kerrville
Texas, Isabel Lively (Zemer)..Dwight McKabney,
former general counsel for the Panama Canal Comm-
ission...he is now working on a case to recoup all
of federal income tax paid by U.S. citizens, civ-
ilian and military, since the implementation of
the 1979 treaty. Great!
One tiny bit more on their trip...the highlight
of Tom's trip was to go fishing..catch something!
They flew to Contadora, hired a fishing boat...and
Thelma caught a 40 lb. Dolphin...husband Tom only
caught....2 Pelicans! (Love that story!)
Stella Boggs DeMarr
Well, as I always say, "time for another issue
already?"! Time sure does fly especially when you
are having lots of fun!
Of course the big news this issue is the 1985
Reunion which couldn't have been more successful!
Young and old alike were seen having the time of
their life! The hotel was really nice and except
for a few minor exceptions, the entire 4 days were
a joy! Since the registration list is included in
this issue, I won't use up my column re-listing
everyone again, instead, I will devote my space to
people who were unable to attend.
First my congratulations to Alan Cheshire and
his wife, Dorothy, who became grandparents on May
20, 1985. Christin Alissa Kelley was born to Chris
and Alisa Kelley on that day. If they are anything
like my parents, they will enjoy her greatly! The
Cheshires also celebrated their 6th anniversary at
EPCOT on June 9, 1985.
Next I must congratulate my sister, Vicki May,
who completed Paramedic training and schooling in
June. She is now trying to get on with the Houston
Fire Department, but must pass some physical re-
quirements first. Knowing Vic, she will accomplish
anything she sets out to do!
Sue (McCullough) Burk and family visited Snook-
ie and Mac McCullough of Sarasota recently, and of
course that called for a small Zonian gathering
around the McCullough's pool! "Gathering", were
myself and husband Tom Robinson and Jessica; Anne
(Norval) Allinder and Abbie Allinder; Maryann
(Palmer) Bross; Joan (McCullough) (I'm embarrassed
to say I can't remember her married name!) and her
son, Jason; Judy (McCullough) Pridgen and her dau-
ghter, Lynne; Snookie and Mac, and of course the
Burks, Sue, Jim, Sean, and Chevaun. Along with a
lot of talking, we also enjoyed seviche, Chinese
plums and plantain chips, thanks to Joan, and emp-
anadas, courtesy of Mrs. Mac! Joan also brought
along a video tape of Panama, which included many
memories, and of this year's cayco race. Yes,
Deaton, you were in it!
I recently received a letter from Patty Snider
Morgan, which included pictures of her 2 beautiful
daughters, Bridgette, 3 and Leslie Ann, 17 mos.
and the news that she was, at the time of this
writing, 1 day late in delivering their 3rd child,
which I recently heard was another beautiful dau-
ghter! Congratulations! Patty wrote that her bro-
ther, Mike, graduated with honors from Law school
on May 8. He now plans to nove to Kansas City on
August 1. She also disclosed that her sister,
Theresa and husband, Tim Herring had their 4th
child, a boy, on December 27. His name is Joseph
Willian. The Snider clan grows. Patty is working
supervising a Cardiology Department and she ex-
pects that her job and 3 girls will keep her very
busy in the near future!
Saw another Snider recently. Tan and his wife,
Evelyn (Barraza), their daughter, Kristin, her
mother, Evelyn Barraza and her sister, Mayra,
stayed with us for a couple of days in July. It
was really nice to see them and to get to meet
Kristin, who is an absolute doll! Everyone is do-
ing well; the Tom Sniders will be moving to Wash-
ington State in August for 2 years. Evelyn will be
working for a government clinic. They will be
living closer to the Sniders which makes Tom happy
as he would like to help out with his younger bro-
ther, Bill's care, who is recovering from an auto
accident which occurred in 1984. According to Tom,
Bill is doing real well and has far exceeded the
doctor's expectations! Evelyn's mother, Evelyn,
is living outside Atlanta and is working for Med
First, which she really enjoys. She also enjoys
being a grandma, so she is not thrilled with the
Snider's expected move. Mayra (or "Auntie M" as
Kristin knows her) is currently living at home and
attending college. She says she enjoys being an
aunt, but this reporter has to say that in the en-
tire 2 days they were with us, "Auntie M' stayed
away from the diapers!
Well, I reached the end of my news for another
issue. As always, I've enjoyed hearing from and
seeing all of you! 'Till next issue, I'll say,
"keep the news coming this is your column!"
STEPHEN FRENCH GETS D.A.R. AWARD
StqAp C. Frend
Christin I. Braun
Colonel (Retired) and Mrs. Gustav J. Braun, Jr.
of Alexandria, Virginia announce the engagement of
their daughter, Christina Isabel, to Kirk Duane
Beckhorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Beckhorn of
Alexandria. A September wedding is planned.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Duke Univer-
sity. She has completed three years of medical
studies at the University of Virginia School of
Medicine. In May she completed studies at Harvard
University for a master's degree in public health
and epidemiology. She returned to the University
of Virginia where she will receive her medical
degree in the Spring of 1986.
Her fiance graduated from Colgate University
and the University of Virginia School of Law. He
is an associate with the law firm of Hazel, Beck-
horn and Hanes, in Fairfax, Virginia.
Miss Braun is the grand daughter of the late
Ralph and Isabel Cauthers, former residents of
Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone for 35 years.
Rutland High School announces that Stephen C.
French, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles French, BHS'59
of Rutland, Vermont, has been named Good Citizen
of the Ann Story Chapter, Daughters of the Amer-
French, a senior, was selected by the class and
faculty. Selection was based on outstanding qual-
ities of dependability, service, leadership and
French is a member of the National Honor Soc-
iety and co-editor of the Talisman.
French plans to continue his studies following
graduation at the University of Vermont.
He is the grandson of Bea and Warden French of
LINDA LEE GOUGH GRADUATES
Linda Lee Gough, granddaughter of the John R.
Coughs of Metairie, La. was graduated from Fount-
ain Valley High School in California on June 19.
Her parents and grandparents attended the cere-
Diane and Jay French hosted a graduation party
in her honor.
Linda is employed at an Italian restaurant and
hopes to become a chef.
THE COOKSON's CELEBRATE 50TH
Invitations were received in Sarasota from the
children of The Reverend Milton and Faogene Cook-
son, who were honoring their parents with a cele-
bration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary at a re-
ception on July 5, 1985 at the Lewistown Country
Club in Lewiston, Montana. Also included was an
invitation to the celebration commemorating the
50th anniversary of The Reverend Milton A. Cook-
son's ordination to the priesthood on July 5, 1985
to take place earlier in the day.
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist was to be
celebrated at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Lew-
The family was on the Isthmus for many years,
during which time Cookson served The Church of Our
Saviour in New Cristobal, R.P.; St. Margaret's in
Margarita, C.Z. and Saint Andrew's in Cocoli, C.Z.
They are presently residing at 527 29th Ave.
N.E., Great Falls, MT 59404.
A SOFTBALL STAR!
Deannine L. Mann named MVP in Sarasota
Mini Minor Orange Championship game.
Deannine Mann, age 11, traveled to Winter Haven,
Fla. with the Miss Sarasota Soft Ball Mini Minor
Orange All Star Team to play in the Miss Florida
State fast pitch championship tournament held in
In her division championship game, she played
shortstop, had nine put-outs, two hits and was
named the game's most valuable player, as her team
won the State Championship.
Deannine is the daughter of Donna (Humphrey)
Mann and the granddaughter of Gladys B. Humphrey.
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Fred and Marie Dube
Fred and Marie Dube celebrated their 50th. wed-
ding anniversary June 2 by renewing their wedding
vows in a special ceremony at the Blessed Sacra-
ment Catholic Church in Seminole. They were mar-
ried June 1 in North Quincy, Mass., and Mr. and
Mrs. Dube were both employed at Gorgas Hospital,
Ancon, Canal Zone. He was an orthopedic technician
and she was a medical secretary. They came to Flo-
rida in 1967 and Mr. Dube worked part-time for
Scott Surgical Co. and Clearwater Brace and Limb
before fully retiring last year. The couple have
two children and four grandchildren.
St. Petersburg Times
July 16, 1985
CECILIA MARCEAU GRADUATES WITH HONORS
On may 26, 1985, Cecilia Grace Marceau (BHS-81)
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Marceau, grad-
uated with honors from Eckerd College, St. Peters-
burg, Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psycology and a minor in International Studies.
She received the International Education Award
for exceptional service to the International Off-
ice which administers overseas programs in London,
Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Japan.
She participated in a semester abroad in London
during the Fall of 1983.
This past year she worked in the International
Education Office as student assistant to the Dir-
Her ties with Eckerd College will not be sev-
ered as she leaves June 1st to take up the duties
of Resident Manager of the Eckerd College London
Study Centre, located in the heart of London, Eng-
land. The Centre houses approximately 20 students
from the St. Petersburg campus each semester for
a program study in Britain.
MCGRIFF RECEIVES RECOGNITION
Gene McGriff, an agent for State Farm Insurance
Companies, has earned membership in the Million-
aire Club, the companies' distinguished life in-
surance sales honor.
Criteria is based primarily on the quality and
quantity of life insurance sold by the agent. Only
about one in four State Farm agents attains mem-
bership in the club.
McGriff joined State Farm in 1976 and has been
a Millionaire Club member eight times.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Corbin MGriff,
Sr. (Muriel Moore) of Dothan, Alabama. He grad-
uated from Auburn University with a B.S. degree
and is married to the former Saundra Free and they
have two daughters, Natalie and Courtney.
THE SCHWARTZ's 50H
He was recently decorated with the Army Comm-
endation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal for
meritorious achievements during assignments in
He is with the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 8th
Infantry's "Fighting Eagles."
ELAIIE RAYBOURNE HONORED
Elaine Raybourne, daughter of Herb and Jackie
Raybourne (Panama), graduated from Eckerd College,
St. Petersburg, Fla. with a degree in Creative
Arts. She was on the Dean's List; won the Ronald
Jilson Award and is found in the "Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities".
Those attending the graduation services were
her parents, Herb and Jackie Raybourne, brother,
Herbie; her aunt, Sonia Altanirano; friends, Marcy
(Wood) Napoleon and son, Steven, Kime and Eileen,
Laurine and Martha Wood.
Hannah and Fred Schwartz of Sarasota,
Fla. honored on their Golden Anniversary
George and Tomny Roth of Sarasota honored Fred
and Hannah Schwartz, also of Sarasota, on their
50th Wedding Anniversary with a dinner at their
home on June 9, 1985 for twenty four guests. They
were married in New York City, New York in 1935.
The tables were decorated with gold and white
balloons with streamers and the honorees were pre-
sented with a golden bell, containing money in the
The popular Trivia game was played, highlight-
ing the important songs and world events of 1935.
Fred Schwartz retired as Lockmaster of Gatun
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Garber of New Or-
leans, following their wedding.
Timothy Garber, formerly of the Canal Zone, and
Any E. Everard, of New Orleans, La. were married
on December 1, 1984.
The couple is at home at 6196 Chatham Drive,
Apt. #164, New Orleans, LA 70122.
JOHN R. GOUGH III DECORATED
Specialist Four-John R. Gough III, a third gen-
eration ex-Zonian, has been in the U.S. Army for
the past three years and has completed rigorous
training to earn parachute jump wings and the Inf-
Mr. and Mrs. George Gayden Felps announce the
marriage of their son, Barry Charles to Janet Ted-
eschi on April 26, 1985.
They are making their home in Jacksonville,
Florida, where both are employed.
Janette Elizabeth Pierce of Arlington, Texas,
and Benjamin Blair Stallings of Dallas, Texas,
were married June 15, 1985, in Lovers Lane United
Methodist Church of Dallas. The bride was given by
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ger-
ald Pierce of Graniteville, S.C., formerly of the
Canal Zone. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph K. Frangioni of Clearwater, Fla., and
Alice E. Pierce of Graniteville, S.C., also all
formerly of the Canal Zone.
to the Bahamas. They will reside in Arlington,
The bride is a graduate of Texas A & M Univ-
ersity where she received a bachelor of science
degree in business management. She is employed as
a systems engineer for IBM Corporation, Ft. Worth,
Texas. The bridegroom is a graduate of Texas A &
M University where he received a degree in petro-
(Janette E. Pierce)
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Walter Stallings of Dallas
are the parents of the bridegroom. He is the
grandson of Mrs. Thamas L. Winters of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., and Mrs. Lynn W. Stallings of Beatrnont,
Kathleen Pierce Hancock of Lake Jackson, Texas,
a sister of the bride, served as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Lorie Pierce of Lewiston, N.Y.,
a sister of the bride; Susan Perkins of Tyler,
Texas; and Melissa Stallings of Dallas, sister of
homas Lynn Stallings, brother of the bride-
groom, acted as best man. Groomsmen were Kyle
Flynn and Robert McKissick of Lafayette, La.; and
Scott Hennigar of Bryan, Texas.
After a reception at the home of the parents of
the bridegroom, the couple left for a wedding trip
Lt. Charles Kevin Clark, USAF and his
bride, Lt. Sheryl Lynn Crook, USAF, at
Lt. Sheryl Lynn Crook, USAF, and Lt. Charles
Kevin Clark, USAF, exchanged marriage vows June 1,
1985 at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at
Nellis Officers Club.
The bride is the daughter of Colonel and Mrs.
Henry M. Crook, Jr. USAF of Las Vegas, Nv. The
groom is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles F.
Clark. Ret. USA, of Jacksonville, Ala. and the
grandson of Mrs. Era L. Greene of Anniston, Ala.
Out-of-town guests included the groom's brother
-in-law and sister, Tan and Tara (Clark) Powell of
The bride and groom both graduated from the Air
Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Co. on May 29,
1985 and will be attending Flight School at Del
The bride's mother, Mrs. Crook, is the former
Virginia "Ckenna" Reynolds, BHS '57. Mrs. Clark is
the former Huey Lee, CHS '59.
Roderick Craig London and Kim Furstenberg were
united in marriage July 6, 1985 in the historical
Covington House in Vancouver, Washington.
Rod is the son of Richard and Betty (Bradley)
London of Washougal, Washington.
Debbie Egolf and Bill Lane
Debbie Egolf and Bill Lane were united in marr-
iage on May 25, 1985, at the Blessed Sacrament
Church in Seminole, Florida.
Debbie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Egolf of Pinellas Park, Fla. and Bill is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lane of Seminole, Fla., all
formerly of the Canal Zone.
The matron of honor was Mrs. Susan Egolf of
Springfield, Ill., sister-in-law of the bride. The
bridesmaids were: Irene Alexaitis, Debbie Cook and
The best man was "Tito" Huerbsch. Groomsmen
were: Frank and Bob Lane, brothers of the groom
and Bruce Egolf, brother of the bride.
"Zonians" who attended the wedding were: Mr.
and Mrs. Caleb Clement, Miss Katherine Egolf, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Egolf, Mr. and Mrs. William Egolf,
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Kaufer, and Ted, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Disharoon,
Mrs. Mary Danielsen, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Dan-
ielsen, Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Pate, Mrs. Emily
Brooks, Mrs. Shirley Alexaitis, Mr. and Mrs. John
Alexaitis, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexaitis, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Lane, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lane,
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cofer, Mr. Dean Young, Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Roche, Mr. Steve Young, Mr. and Mrs
Pete Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boswell, and Mr.
Julio Aguilera, grandfather of the groom, from
Panama City, Panama.
Other out-of-town guests included: Mr. William
Horine of Reading, Pa. and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Mitchum of Charlestown, S.C.
Debbie is presently employed at Lyle & Skipper,
P.A., in St. Petersburg, and Bill is employed at
Pioneer Bank in Tampa, Fla.
Mrs. Charles P. Stuckey II
(Debra Jean Bramlett)
The marriage of Debra Jean Bramlett to Charles
Porter Stuckey II took place on June 1, 1985, in
Boonesboro United Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Paul W. Bram-
lett of Lynchburg, Va. and the late Mr. Bramlett.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
P. Stuckey of Martinsburg, W. Va.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother
and her brother-in-law, Greg S. McGann of Lynch-
Mrs. McGann was her sister's matron of honor ,
and attendants were Dana McGann, niece of the
bride; Kristin Kersenbrock, Cindy Barnes and Ther-
Scot Stuckey was best man for his brother and
ushers were: David Nunley, David Parks, Jack Frost
and Doug Reid.
The bride is a graduate of Medical College of
Virginia School of Nursing, and is employed as a
registered nurse by MCV Hospital in Richmond.
The bridegroom received his doctor of medicine
degree from Marshall University and is a resident
physician at MCV Hospital.
Former Zonians attending the wedding were:
Capt. and Mrs. Wilson McGraw of Clarkton, N.C.;
Capt. and Mrs. Sam Irvin of Horse Shoe, N.C.; Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Irvin of Charlottesville, Va., and
Mr. Charles Hummer Jr. of Manassass, Va.
The couple will live in Richmond.
flower girl and Adam Bland was ring bearer. Ushers
were brothers of the bride, Andrew T. Peake, Sea-
ttle, Washington, and Matthew H. Peake, Vallejo,
California. The best man was the groom's father,
Richard E. Bland, McCall, Idaho.
Rita Ray Rockwell and David Peter Ridge were
joined in marriage at the Church of Assumption,
Portland, Oregon, on April 21, 1985. John Over-
street, formerly of Margarita, was best man, and
Heidi Hinz of Margarita was maid of honor. Brides-
maids were David's sister, Maurya Teresa Ridge, a
senior at the University of Arkansas in Fayette-
ville, and Rita's sisters. Ushers were Kelly For-
rest of Richardson, Texas, formerly of France
Field, along with other classmates of David and
Kelly at California Maritime Academy, Vallejo,
Rita ("Cricket"), a 1982 CHS graduate, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rockwell (Rick
and Cathy) of Portland, formerly with the U.S.
Army in the Canal Zone.
David is a 1979 CHS graduate, of the last grad-
uating class from the Canal Zone, and California
Maritime Academy in 1983. His parents, Captain and
Mrs. Patrick Jerome Ridge (Pat and Jo) of St. Aug-
ustine, Florida, attended the ceremony. They were
former residents of Balboa, Coco Solo and France
Field, Canal Zone. Pat was employed as a Canal
Following the Mass, a reception was hosted by
the bride's parents. Guests formerly of the Canal
Zone were David's aunt and uncle, Joan Marie and
Jack deGrummond of California.
Robin Jo Peake and Michael Erskine Bland were
married December29, 1984, at St. John's Episcopal
Church, Dryden, Michigan.
The bride is the daughter of Marjorie P. Frens-
ley, Attica, Michigan and Captain Robert S. Peake,
Robin was given in marriage by her father.
Vielka Carie of San Antonio, Texas, was matron-of-
honor. Karen Sue Preville, Leeper, Michigan, was
Robin J. Peake and Michael E. Bland
Following the ceremony a buffet reception was
held at the Imlay City Hunt Club.
The bride is a graduate of Balboa High School
and Michigan State University. She is presently
employed by Farmer's Insurance Group as Claims
Representative. The groom attended the University
of California and is now the Regional Represent-
ative for United Pacific Insurance, Las Vegas,
Nevada and St. George, Utah..
The couple honeymooned in Michigan and are now
making their home in Las Vegas, NV.
Lynn Ann Clarihew and homas Paul Guido were
united in marriage at St. Paul's Catholic Church
in St. Petersburg, Florida, October 6, 1984.
The bride's parents are Bob and Ellen Clarihew,
formerly of Balboa, Canal Zone, and now living in
St. Petersburg, Fla. The groom's parents are Ralph
and Nancy Guido of East Kensington, New York.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Attending the bride were her sister, Kathy (Clari-
hew) Ball, as matron of honor; bridesmaids were
Nancy Williams, Sue Clouch, Diane Reinhart and
Matthew Guido of East Kensington, brother of
the groom, served as best man. Ushers were Gary
Guido, Robin Guido, brothers of the groom; Rob
Clarihew, brother of the bride and Carmen Milano.
A reception was held at the Elk's Lodge in St.
Petersburg. The couple now reside in St. Peters-
Andrew and Beth Jackson
June 15, 1985
On June 15, 1985, Beth Baldwin and Andrew R.
Jackson III were united in marriage at Westwood
Lutheran Church in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.
The bride is the daughter of Beverly and Lowell
Baldwin of Saint Louis Park, and the groom is the
son of Andrew and Bernice (Rathgeber) Jackson of
Des Plaines, Illinois.
The young couple will make their home in Lake
Cathy Rathgeber and Neat Lelievre
June 29, 1985
Cathy Rathgeber and Neal Lelievre were united
in marriage on April 20, 1985 at the Osbornville
Protestant Church in Bricktown, New Jersey.
Cathy is the daughter of Carol and the late
Edward T. Rathgeber.
The newlyweds will be living in Silverton, New
Jersey, where both have been life-long residents.
Linda Lee Weydig and James Andrew Orvis,
at their Temple Terrace ceremony.
Linda Lee Weydig, daughter of Mrs. Virginia
Weydig of Tampa, Fla. and James Anderson (Andy)
Orvis, son of Maj. and Mrs. James E. Orvis, USAF,
Ret. of Temple Terrace, Fla. were married May 11,
1985 at the Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at
the Econo Lodge in Tampa.
Pan Moser of New York was her sister's matron
of honor. Bridesmaids were Gladys Quinn and Teri
Richardson, both of Tanpa. Jim Richardson was the
groom's best man and the groomsmen were Joe Diaz
and Mike Hunter, all of Tanpa.
The newlyweds left for a honeymoon and are now
making their home at Daytona Beach, Fla., where
Andy is manager of the Textile Outlet Store.
Out-of-town guests included Andy's grandmother,
Mrs. Frances Orvis of Sarasota; his uncle and aunt
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Orvis, Daytona Beach; his
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Gabert, Ocala; his
aunt, Berline Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; cousin,
Nancy Jones, Gainesville; William Ford, Bradenton;
Jack and Jean Berg and LaVerne Iwood, Sarasota.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Jordan announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Alyson, to Mark Bishop, son of Dale and Jackie
Bishop of Kerrville, Texas. The couple plan to ex-
change vows September 7, 1985 at 4:00 p.m. in the
Chapel of the First Methodist Church in San Angelo
Texas. Miss Jordan will graduate in August from
Angelo State University where she is majoring in
Business. Mark graduated from Tivy High School,
class of 1980 in Kerrville and will graduate in
August from Angelo State U. where he is majoring
Mark Bishop and Alyson Jordan
Mark was born in the Canal Zone and attended
elementary school in Los Rios before coming to
Texas with his parents in 1973.
He is the grandson of John and Kitty Schmidt
of Pasadena, Maryland (formerly of the Canal Zone)
and Mrs. K.E. Sundberg of McLean, Virginia.
Deborah Ann and Wayne Kolodjeski
Edward Rathgeber gave his sister, Debbie
away in marriage.
Deborah Ann Rathgeber and Wayne Charles Kolod-
jeski were united in marriage on June 29, 1985.
Debbie is the eldest daughter of Carol and the
late Edward T. Rathgeber.
Edward Jr. gave his sister away at the Osborn-
ville Protestant Church in Bricktown, New Jersey.
The couple are now residing in Frederica, Del-
Both Cathy's and Debbie's marriages were per-
formed in the same church their parents were wed
Laura Jeanne Trim, bride of Roy Lee Fox.
Miss Laura Jeanne Trim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Harold S. O'Neill (Karen Magnuson) was married to
Mr. Roy Lee Fox, June 8, 1985, at St. Ambrose
Catholic Church, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
The young couple went on a cruise to Mexico for
their honeymoon and are now residing in Deerfield.
Laura Jeanne is also the granddaughter of Mrs.
Jeanne Burgoon of Sarasota.
Mrs. Billie Galloway of Sarasota proudly announces
the birth of her first great-grandchild, named
Christopher Marc Cassidy, and was born to her
granddaughter, Keri Jo (Galloway) and Marc Cassidy
of Atlanta, Ga. on April 18, 1985.
Maternal grandparents are Joe Galloway of Atl-
anta and Mrs. Karen Clark Hunter of Texas.
Billie spent several weeks in Atlanta with her
son, Joe Galloway, getting acquainted with her
Michelle Lynn Puchon,
born May 11, 1985, shown
with her parents, Capts.
Charles and Linda Puchon
(Kapinos), the grand-
daughter of Verna and
Andy Kapinos of Aiken,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Gettle of Dothan, Alabama,
announce the arrival of their first grandchild,
Jennifer Michelle. Jennifer is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gettle of Atlanta, Georgia.
She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was born on July 2,
She is also the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Anderson of Troy, Alabama.
Robert and Lisa (Swisher) Avey, of Boyertown, Pa.
are proud to announce the birth of their first
child, a daughter, Danielle Elizabeth Avey, at
Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pa.
on June 17, 1985. The baby weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Maternal grandparents are Arden Lou Cooke of
Arlington, Texas (formerly of La Boca, Canal Zone)
and Charles M. Swisher of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
(formerly of Margarita, Canal Zone).
Paternal grandparents are Mary and William C.
Avey of Hereford, Arizona.
Mabel Eubank Cooke (Mrs. A.H. "Tac" Cooke) of
Hampton, Va. (formerly of Gamboa, C.Z.) is the
maternal great-grandmother. Mrs. May Turnbull
Eubank, also of Hampton, Va. is the maternal
Wade and Marilyn Carter announce the birth of
their fifth grandchild, second grandson, Joseph,
born to Vanette and Joe Dutchover on April 23,
1985, in Kerrville, Texas.
Jim and Sudy Fealey announce the birth of their
first child, Joselyn Nicole, 6 lbs. 3 oz., born
June 15, 1985 in Mt. Vernon, Washington.
Materbal grandparents are Honey Fealey and the
late James J. Fealey of Kerrville, Texas.
Russell and Sheila
(Webb) Snith, Diablo
Panama, announce the .
birth of Jessica
Renee, their first
child, on March 5,
1985. Paternal grand
parents are Carolyn a
Florida, and Owen anith, Osyka, Miss-
issippi. Maternal grandparents are Rob-
ert and Miriam Webb.
Linda and Jack Paterson
of Cairo, Egypt, are
proud to announce the
birth of a son, Robert
Fulton, on February 17,
1985 in Gadsden, Alabama;
is Roberta Paterson of
Austin, Texas. Maternal
grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Dodd of Double
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stonicher, of Destrehan,
La. announce the birth of their first child, Rich-
ard Stephen, Jr., born April 18, 1985, at Lakeside
Hospital, Metairie, La. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
and was 191 inches long.
Mrs. Stonicher is the former Patricia Wessel of
Grandparents are Sylvia and Lloyd Stonicher of
Metairie, and the Eugene Wessels of Milwaukee.
Richard and Via Mae Dinkgreve of Metairie are
Samuel F. and Elaine (Herring) Mason have a new
son, Jordan Christopher Mason, born April 10, 1985
in Hardin, Montana.
Jordan joins sisters, Samantha and Shannon, and
brothers, Jacob and Joshua.
Harry and Lottie Witt of
Mathis, Texas are proud
to announce the birth of
their first grandson,
Colin Chance, born to
Clarence and Judy (Witt)
Chopelas of Mathis, Texas
on January 11, 1985.
Colin weighed 6 lb. 11
oz. at birth.
Donna Marie and Rodney Elliott of Dallas, Texas,
announce the birth of their son, Jeffrey Graham
Elliott, born July 8, 1985, weighing in at 7 Ibs.
Proud grandparents are Sue and Bill Graham of
Kerrville, Texas and Mrs. Chester Elliott of
Dallas. David also welcomes his new brother.
Erika Renee Ball was born
November 30, 1984 to Lar-
ry and lori (Chevalier)
Ball of La Mesa, Calif-
ornia. Erika weighed 8 Ib
51 oz. at birth.
are George and Joan Chev-
alier of Chula Vista,
A boy, Christopher, was born to Rick and Kathy
(Grinnell) Thornhill, daughter of Barbara (Hickey)
Grinnell, on July 23, 1985 at the Woman's Hospital
in Tampa, Florida.
She is the great-grandchild of Mildred and Jo-
seph Hickey of Clearwater, Florida.
Jim and Sharlene Hearne
of Corpus Christi, Texas,
with their first-born son
James Webb Hearne III,
born May 14, 1985.
The baby is called
Bill and Gigi Fleckenstein of Kerrville, Texas,
announce the birth of their third grandchild,
first grandson, John Eric, 8 lbs. 2 oz., born June
22, 1985 in Redlands, California, to their son,
Johnny and Brenda of Saudi Arabia.
John Eric's sister is 2 year-old Kristin Nicole
Heather Jo Carrasco was born April 9, 1985, the
first child of Joseph and Judith Johnson Carrasco
of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Carrasco. Maternal grandparents are Edith "Peggy"
Riggleman and Robert L. Johnson of Kissimnee, Fla.
Paul D. Barnard, Sr., 91, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
died July 27, 1985 in Edward H. White II Memorial
Hospital. He was born in Barre, Vermont and was a
retired Lockmaster in the Panama Canal Zone. He
was a member of St. Petersburg Masonic Lodge 139
F&AM; Summit Masonic Lodge 147 F&AM, Williamstown,
Vermont; Lafayette Masonic Lodge 47 A&FM, Rhode
Ut Deep ot orrow
"Ste~n1 Rea ywe. & ewmrn, (Yod;
and lAWe. 4eIea iaf4Z d ~ afton 4ltem "
Martin Annen, 58, died June 26, 1985 in Rogers,
Arkansas. He was a pilot with the Panama Canal Co.
for 12 years, retiring in March 1974. He served in
the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 and was in the
Naval Reserve until 1963. He also held a U.S.
Coast Guard unlimited masters's pilot license and
served with the U.S. Military Sea Transport Ser-
vice for 18 years.
He was a member of VFW Post #6111 in Arlington,
Texas, the Arkansas Sheriff's Association, Royal
Order of Jesters, Court #18 in the Canal Zone and
Elks Lodge #1542. He was also a Mason and Shriner,
belonging to Rogers Masonic Lodge #460, the North-
west Arkansas Shrine Club, Abou Saad Shrine Temple
and the Scottish Rite Consistory in the Canal
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Tilly
Annen; a son, Martin Annen III, and a daughter,
Mary Arnold, wife of Robert R. Arnold, Columbus,
Mississippi, died June 3, 1985 in Columbus. Mr.
Arnold was an electrician, Atlantic side, until
the mid-1950's when he moved to Fairhope, Alabama.
Nathan W. Ashton, 73, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona
died April 25, 1985 at Humana Hospital in Phoenix.
He left the Canal Zone 18 years ago, living in
Green Valley and Prescott prior to Lake Havasu
City four years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II and was employed for 34 years as a
supervisor in refrigerated storage for the Panama
He was a Past Exalted Ruler and District Deputy
Grand Exalted Ruler for the Elks in the Canal Zone
and also a member of the American Legion; Disabled
American Veterans, and was a body guard for John
Wayne, and an extra on the "High Chaparral" and
"Bonanza" television series.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite of Lake
Havasu City; son Warren of Corpus Christi; dau-
ghter Jacqueline Cofer of the Panama Canal and
Island; Scottish Rite and Egypt Shrine Temple. He
received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy
Scouts of America in 1937. He was a Methodist and
an Army veteran of World Wars I and II.
Survivors include a son, Paul, Jr., St. Peters-
burg; a daughter, Constance Weber, Oregon; three
grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Francis E. Conover, 59, of San Diego, California,
died May 9, 1985. He went to the Canal Zone as a
baby, graduated from Cristobal High School in 1944
and joined the U.S. Navy in July, 1944. Following
his discharge he attended the University of Colo-
rado obtaining a B.S. degree in 1950. In 1951 he
obtained a M.S. degree in Management Sciences from
the U.S. International University in San Diego. In
the Canal Zone, he worked for the Commissary Div-
ision and the Contracts and Inspection Bureau
until he left the Canal Zone in 1953. He then
worked for several Aerospace Companies, retiring
from General Dynamics, Convair in 1982.
He is survived by his wife, Joan (Gibson); a
daughter, Lori, and a son, Kieth, both of Los Ang-
eles, Calif.; his mother, Julia Maggiori of San
Diego; his father, Max, of Orlando, Fla., and his
brother, Richard of Ocala, Fla.
Margaret Corrigan DeLeon, 82, died June 24, 1985,
rather suddenly in Gorgas Medical Hospital of a
heart attack. She was employed by the United
States Air Force (Payroll) until her retirement in
She is survived by her husband, Alwyn DeLeon
of Summit, Republic of Panama; a son, Larry Corr-
igan of Los Rios, R.P.; a sister, Kathleen Jones
of Omaha, Neb; brothers, Peter Corrigan of Sara-
sota, Fla. and Joseph Corrigan of Altamonte
Elisa V. Diaz, 90, died June 6, 1985 at the Stella
Maris Hospice, Towson, Maryland, which was her
residence. She was the widow of Louis E. Diaz, who
retired from the Panama Canal in 1950. She had
lived in Camp Empire, Fort Sherman, Ancon and Old
Cristobal. She was proceeded in death by her son,
John H. Diaz in January, 1985.
She is survived by her daughter, Carmen Cosa-
raquis of Baltimore, Md.; a son, Arthur Fred Diaz
of Cary, N.C.; a daughter, Helene Brunner of Ell-
icott City, Md.; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-
Maurice E. Fitzgerald, 65, of Carson, California,
died May 26, 1985 in Carson after a lengthy ill-
ness. He attended Canal Zone schools and was re-
tired from the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Carson,
and a brother, George, of Kiawah, South Carolina.
Leo G. Flack, 73, died in Murray, Utah, November
4, 1984 of cancer. Born in Alpine, Utah, he was a
Canal Zone Policeman. He left the Canal Zone in
the early 1940's and worked for McDonnell Douglas
Aircraft. After his retirement there, he moved to
Murray and became a High Priest in the Latter Day
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a son, Al-
roy M.; a daughter, Darlene Burrows; six grand-
children and six great-grandchildren.
Thomas A. Frensley, 61, of Attica, Michigan, died
July 6, 1985, at Leeper County General Hospital.
He retired in 1977 as Lieutenant, Canal Zone
Police, after 33 years of service. He was a vet-
eran of the U.S. Army and a member of B.P.O.Elks
Lodge No. 1414.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, of Att-
ica; three sons, Thomas A. Jr. of Gainesville, Fl,
Edward F. of Balboa, R.P., and Richard M. of Tampa
Fla.; three step-children, Andrew T. Peake of Sea-
ttle, Wa.; Robin J. Peake-Bland of Las Vegas, Nv.,
and Matthew Peake of Vallejo, Ca.; two sisters,
Bertha Atkinson of Winter haven, Fla., and Carrie
Waggoner of Miami, Fla., and a brother, John Fren-
sley of Charlotte, Tenn.
Melvin J. Goldstromn, 68, of Coral Gables, Florida
died June 23, 1985 at his home after a brief ill-
ness. Born and raised in the Pittsburh area, he
went to the Canal Zone in 1941 as a civil engineer
to prepare studies and overseeing the design of a
sea-level canal in the Canal Zone. While in the
Zone, he met and married Marien Evens who was then
secretary to the admiral stationed there. They
left the Canal Zone in 1948, starting work with a
construction company as engineering consultant and
became general superintendent of overseas pro-
jects. In 1968 he went into private practice.
He was a member of the York Rite consistory and
Abou Saad Shrine; secretary/treasurer of the Pro-
peller Club of the United States, Port of Miami,
a maritime organization.
Survivors include his wife, Marien; a son, Karl
of Lisle, Ill; a brother, Charles of Palm Harbor,
Fla.; a sister, Loris Lybarger of Pittsburgh, and
Roger E. Hamor, 68, of Inverness, Florida, passed
away July 10, 1985. He served for 32 years with
the Canal Zone Fire Division, retiring as Fire
Commander of the Atlantic District. He was a hunt-
ing and fishing enthusiast and an honorary life
member of Elks Lodge #1542.
Survivors include his wife, Rosario; a son,
Elmer R. and family of Tampa, Florida. Memorial
services were held at the Church of Christ, Tampa,
Elsie Oakes Hanner, 90, of St. Petersburg, Florida
died June 12, 1985. She was born in Jersey Shores,
Pa. She left the Canal Zone in 1953, where she was
a member of Orchard Chapter #1, OES. She was also
a member of Allendale United Methodist Church in
Survivors include a nephew, Dale R. Oakes of
Painted Post, New York.
Frederick B. Hill, Jr. of Lake Forest, Alabama,
died June 10, 1985 in a Mobile, Ala. hospital. He
was born in Colon, R.P. and retired from the Elec-
trical Division as Foreman of the Balboa Telephone
Shop in 1980. His father was a Police Officer in
the Canal Zone. He was a member of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Alicia Hill of Lake
Forest, Al.; two daughters, Kerrie Jan Hill, Lake
Forest, and Garnet Hill, Ft. Collins, Co.; a son,
Glen Frederick Hill, Lake Forest; his mother, Mrs.
Francisca Hill, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters,
Diane Hill, St. Petersburg, and Lila Stephens, of
Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces, nephews and other
Charles S. Hollander, 92, of Jacksonville, Florida
died June 30, 1985. He first came to the Canal
Zone in 1918 and retired from the Panama Canal Co.
as chief administrative assistant to the Maint-
enance Division, having held that same position in
the Madden Dam and Municipal Engineers Division.
He was a pioneer in service to the Boy Scouts
of America; Past Department Adjutant, American
Legion; was one of the founders in 1936 and first
president of the Canal Zone Credit Union, and ser-
ved as manager from 1939 to 1953. He was a member
of the Masonic Order for over 64 years. After his
retirement, he was a manager of the Jacksonville
Naval Federal Credit Union.
He is survived by daughters Roberta Williamson
of Titusville, Fla.; Rosemary McCorkle of Jack-
sonville, Fla., (both born in the Canal Zone),
Rita Stamm of Vineyard Haven, Mass., and Bea Irwin
of Alhambra, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five
Capt. Harry Brown Johnson, 76, of South Pasadena,
Florida, died June 21, 1985. He was a retired mar-
itime captain and a former pilot with the Panama
Canal Company. He was a member of Masters Mates
and Pilots Association International; a member of
Elks Cristobal Lodge 1452 and the Panama Canal
Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Josaphine; a son,
Harry L. of Reno, Nev.; a stepson, Warren Gregory
Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Linda Breit-
enstein of Woodstock, NY, and Jennie Loveland, of
Baltimore; a brother, Emmerson C. and a sister,
Nettie Doyle, both of Baltimore, and six grand-
James H. Jones, 76, passed away July 2, 1985 at a
Venice Hospital in Florida. He retired from the
Panama Canal Company in 1957 as a carpenter fore-
man of Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks. He was
Past Potentate of Abou Saad Shrine Temple and Past
Master of the District Grand Lodge at the Panama
Survivors include his wife, Lyda, of Attalla,
Alabama; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jo-,
anne of Venice, Florida; his three grandchildren,
James Jr., U.S. Navy, San Diego, Amanda, Houston,
and Michael at Texas A&M University; one great-
grandchild, Rachel, of Houston, Texas.
Dorothy M. Kozar, 67, of North Port, Florida, died
July 1, 1985 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Born in
Maryland, she left the Canal Zone 16 years ago
where she was a registered nurse. She was a member
of the Registered Nurses Association and of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida.
She leaves her husband, John, and several neph-
ews and nieces.
Willard R. Kuhn, Jr. (Bill), 62, of Livingston,
California, died suddenly on May 5, 1985, in the
garden of his home. He attended schools in Balboa
on two occasions while his father was stationed in
Ft. Amador, and would have graduated in the Class
of 1940 had the family not left the Canal Zone.
His sister, Betty (Kuhn) Keene, BHS'37, pre-
ceded him in death in 1974.
Submitted by Margaret (Kuhn) Morales.
Belmina G. Lee, passed away in Yucaipa, California
on May 12, 1985. She was a native of Minnesota.
Her husband, the late Charles W. Lee was Vice
President of the Panama Railroad until his retire-
ment in the Canal Zone.
Dell Ryan Lynch and her son, Niel, old-timers
from Panama days' connections attended the Mass of
Louise A. Leonard, 70, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died June 21, 1985. Born in Taunton, Mass., she
left the Canal Zone in 1961 where she retired as
a clerk-typist with the U.S. Government in the
Panama Canal Zone, and the Veterans Administration
at the Don CeSar. She was a WAAC veteran and was
a member of the National Association of Retired
Survivors include a brother, Trefton A. Soucy
Sr., Acushnet, Mass., and a nephew, Trefton A.
William J. Lierman, 70, of Sarasota, Florida, died
May 5, 1985 at his home. Born in Champaign, Ill.,
he worked in the Canal Zone from 1937 to 1952 as
an auditor and systems accountant. He also served
with the U.S. Army during World War II; was a mem-
ber of Masonic Lodge #47 and Sahib Shrine Temple
He is survived by a son, William J. III of An-
chorage, Alaska, and a daughter,, Sandra L. Pay of
San Diego, California, and four grandchildren.
Hazel P. Matthews, 75, of Scottsboro, Alabama,
died July 9, 1985 at Jackson County Hospital of a
heart attack. A native of Jackson County, she was
a retired teacher who had taught English in the
Canal Zone from 1946-1971. She was an active mem-
ber of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a
member of the Retired Teachers Association and the
National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
She earned a B.S. degree from the U. of Montevello
and an M.A. degree from Peabody College.
Survivors include two sisters; Leola Matthews
and Eunice Matthews, both of Scottsboro; a brother
John W. Matthews of Fairbanks, Alaska, and a neph-
ew and niece.
C.A.M. (Monty) Monsanto, 92, of Iowa City, Iowa,
died July 9, 1985 from injuries suffered in an
accident in St. Petersburg, Florida, on February
11, 1985. He was born August 10, 1893 in Hamburg,
Germany. His wife for 60 years, Emily, preceded
him in death in 1975.
A resident of the Canal Zone, he retired from
the Motor Transportation Division in 1954 to make
his home in Iowa City. He was a mreber of the
Masonic Order in the Canal Zone and a member of
Abou Saad Shrine Temple. In addition to his act-
ivities in Masonry, he will be remembered for his
sportsmanship and seamanship at the Balboa Tacht
Club and his boat, "Alpha".
He is survived by his daughter, Lilia Monsanto
Dean, and son, Allan, both of Iowa City, Iowa.;
and by eleven grandnieces and nephews, and several
Sallie A. Palmer, 89, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died May 13, 1985. She was born in Lennig, Va. and
left the Canal Zone in 1947 where she was a member
of the OES, Panama Canal Society of Florida and
was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth A. Clum of
St. Petersburg; two sons, John S. of Trenton, N.J.
and Louis E. of Dothan, Ala; seven grandchildren
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Richard L. Pennington, 68, of Orlando, Florida,
died April 14, 1985. He was born in East Orange,
New Jersey and left the Canal Zone in 1972 when he
retired from the Industrial Division. He was Past
Master of Sibert Lodge AF&AM, Gatun.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine; a son,
Richard L. Jr., Hermiston, Oregon; a daughter,
Katherine J. Bassett, Hellertown, Pa.; his mother,
Sarah, Trenton, N.J.; a sister, Ruth D. Palmer, of
Trenton, N.J. and five grandchildren.
Carl H. Pickenpaugh, 75, of St. Petersburg, Flor-
ida, died April 23, 1985. He was formerly employed
at N.A.D., F.A.A. and MARU, retiring in March,
1969. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran in World War
II. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church,
VFW Post of Seminole, Panama Canal Society of
He is survived by his wife,, Dorothy; daughter,
Grace of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Gary, with wife
and 2 children of Fredericksburg, Va.; and a bro-
ther and a sister in Ohio.
Linda A. Potter, 96, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died June 28, 1985. Born in Bay City, Michigan,
she left the Canal Zone in 1946. She was-a Prot-
Survivors include a son, Richard, Horseshoe
Bend, Ark.; a daughter, Jane Cunningham, St. Pete-
ersburg, Fla.; a brother, Florentine van Emster,
Michigan, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchild-
ren and a great-great grandson.
Harry Reyes, 20, died on June 15, 1985, in Tampa,
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Tomas Reyes; several brothers and sisters, and his
Dominic J. Roberto, 66, of Clearwater, Florida,
died June 20, 1985. Born in Chicago, he left the
Canal Zone in 1972 when he retired as general
foreman for the 5700th. Maintenance Squadron,
Albrook Air Force Base. He was a veteran of Little
League Baseball in the Canal Zone, serving as man-
ager for 18 years and as an umpire for 2 years.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Cath-
olic Church, Clearwater, and was also a member of
the St. Petersburg Lions Club; Panama Canal Soc-
iety of Florida, and a Life Member of B.P.O. Elks
Lodge #1414, Balboa, R.P.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude M. (McCon-
aghy), and two sisters, Edith Guido and Sarah Pel-
uso, both of Chicago, Illinois.
Col. Robert A. Stevens, 69, of Panama, R.P., died
June 26, 1985 at Gorgas Army Hospital. A retired
Colonel of the U.S. Air Force, he worked at the
Oil Handling Plant in Balboa and later in the Wage
and Classification section in Ancon and Cristobal
until he retired on April 6, 1971.
He is survived by his wife, Cristina Arosemena
de Stevens; a son, Douglas R.; a granddaughter,
Kristin Roberta Stevens of Jacksonville, Fla.; a
brother, Donald 0. and a sister, Dorothy Nownes of
He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1414 and
Post #1, American Legion.
Chester E. Van Orden, 67, of Holder, Florida, died
April 26, 1985 in Dunnellon, following an extended
illness. He was a former member of the Panama
Canal Zone Police; a member of Dundee Lodge 123,
F&AM, Dundee, N.Y. and Scottish Rite, Balboa, Or-
ient of the Panama Canal Zone, a past member of
the American Legion and the VFW, and a veteran of
of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Idaline, Holder,
Fla., a daughter, Linda Van Orden, Trumansburg,
N.Y.; two sons, Richard Van Orden, Schenectady,
N.Y. and Frederick Van Orden, Rochester, N.Y.; two
brothers, Howard, Nevada, and William, Bradenton,
Fla.; two sisters, Virginia Lindeman, Levittown,
Pa. and Ella Van Wicklin, Oneonta, N.Y. and five
Fred Van Siclen, 70, passed away June 16, 1985 in
Douglas General Hospital, Douglasville, Georgia.
He was born in Ancon Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone
and was a member of Balboa Shrine Lodge and Elks
Lodge #1414. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy
during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; two dau-
ghters, Karen Ganz of Pine Bush, N.Y. and Cynthia
Wright of Abilene, Texas; three sisters, Anna
Wright and Matilda Bogle of St. Petersburg, Fla.
and Nealie Van Siclen of Kerrville, Texas; two
brothers, William of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and
Robert of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. and several
grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother,
Helen H. Yoder, 94, died June 10, 1985 in Kerr-
ville, Texas, where she had lived with her daugh-
ter for the past three years. Although in failing
health for several years, she died quietly in her
sleep. She first went to the Canal Zone in 1911 as
the bride of Roger H. Adams, an employee of the
Mechanical Division. Fifteen years following his
death in 1930 she married Austin F. Yoder, also an
employee of the Panama Canal Company. They retired
in 1957 and made their home in California for 25
years before moving to Texas. Mrs. Yoder was sec-
retary to the Comptroller prior to her retirement.
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine
Lessiack of Kerrville; two sons, Robert K. Adams
of Laguna Hills, Ca., and Roger W. Adams of Sara-
sota, Fl; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchild-
Wilhemina Young, the mother of Wilson A. Young, a
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
passed away on July 2, 1985. Funeral services were
held at Holy Trinity Church, Bethania, Panama, RP.
Letters to the Editor
SUE CORE ENJOYS LETTERS FROM FRIENDS
Thank you for your thoughtful, appreciative
letter to/about Sue. She is not able to write let-
ters but she surely enjoys news from her many
friends. Sue's health is fragile. She is in a
wheelchair when she is able to be out of bed. Sue
Sa has had some small strokes that make it difficult
S for her to find the right words, but she defin-
S itely enjoys letters from her Panama and Alabama
The 1970 BHS-CHS Reunion in Austin,
Texas had a 70+ attendance. Some of the Wishing you all a Happy Reunion,
crowd here are: Larry Hele, rear; Scott Alice Passage
Burns and Jacque Vowe l, canter; Vicki Sue's niece
Koenig, Steve Cartotto, Pam Crowell and Thru: Rolando Linares
Brian Fleckenstein, front. Ancon, Panama
THE BALCER's 900 MILE TRIP
Bud and Betty Balcer started out for the re-
union on May 30, via Little Rock and spent the
first night at Lake Providence, La. Saw rice pad-
dies in Southern Arkansas and Spanish moss and
cotton gins in Louisiana.
Spent our second night at a motel in Natchez,
Miss. A TV mini-series was being shot at Stanton
Hall called the "North and South." Some of the
stars were Liz Taylor,, Inga Stevens, Jean Simmons
Robert Mitchum, Robert Guillaume and Johnny Cash.
Only Mitchum was in Natchez but we didn't get to
The third day we got to Crestview, Fla. where
we tried to locate our grandson, Michael Pederson
and family. We finally were able to enjoy a visit
and to meet our great-grandson, Stephen for the
first time. While having breakfast at the Holiday
Inn, ran into Bobbie Adams with car trouble on his
way to the reunion also. Didn't see him later, and
hope he made it.
Left Crestview for Dothan, Ala. and spent some
time with Ed and Jean Cirulli. Bud attended the
coffee-klatch at Bruno's and met the following:
Don Rudy, George Fears, Eddie Filo, Cecil High,
Jack Hearn, Rudy Gangle, and Earl Mullins, and
Bob Dunn from Kerrville, Texas. As Jean was the
hostess for the birthday-of-the-month party, Betty
got in some shopping. The weather had warmed up
and the temperature hit 102 degrees a new record
for that date.
Left for Tampa-St. Pete via US-19 and got there
about 7:30 pm. Spent most of Thursday at the re-
union and it was one hectic day. Didn't realize
the amount of people that were there, and later
found out that two other hotels were used to take
care of the overflow. Really enjoyed seeing old
friends and bowlers, but was very tired at the end
of the day.
Took a break on Friday and spent some time with
Norman Pederson. Also found a couple of malls and
Attended the Luncheon on Saturday and spent
more time looking for old friends and enjoying the
camaraderie that only "Zonians" have. While there,
spoke with Mayno Walker, Bob McCarrick and Reggie
(Schmidt) Smith. Only wish some way had been
available to get in touch with friends that one
couldn't find. The Hospitality Room listed only
those who had pre-registered and were known to be
registered in hotels. Betty and I know that we did
miss some friends that we wanted to see.
Left Sunday on our way to Alabama and Ohio.
Passed through Plains, Ga. but it was raining and
didn't get to see either Jinmy or Billy Carter.
Spent two days with Charles and Betty Lloyd in
Montavallo, Ala friends from our days in Gatun,
and their son, Charles and family came from Bir-
mingham for a short visit.
Finally got to our destination in Uhrichsville,
Ohio and was glad to park the car and rest up for
a couple of days. Spent 10 days with our daughter,
Susan and her husband, Dick Burdette. The weather
was cool and a welcome relief from Alabama and
Florida. Had some good meals and visited with some
friends and relatives.
Left for Arkansas and got in touch with Leo
Presho in St. Louis, who said he was feeling good
and the prognosis of his condition was also good.
Was glad to get home in the Ozarks and our two
cats. All in all, we travelled 3,900 miles and
even though the reunion pace was "hectic", we were
glad that we went.
Bud and Betty Balcer
The Comley family birthday/reunion: Bev-
erly Comley Dilfer, Lucho Azcarraga,
Betty Comley Forgeson, and Mary Jane
Comley Lacklan. Rear: Virginia Wood,
at their Hyatt hotel room on June 6,
with Jim Wood, Emo Eversons, Bernard Ev-
erson and Ruth Ellen Preston White.
BRAD WILDE IN BOLIVIA
Brad Wilde, son of Gifford and Evelyn Wilde of
Diablo Heights, was recently appointed Third Sec-
retary at the United States Embassy in La Paz,
Bolivia, where he will work for two years.
Brad is an avid collector of Canal Zone memo-
rabilia. (See For Sale or Wanted,. this issue)
BLISSFUL STATE OF EDITORIAL AFFAIRS!
February 19, 1985
Editor, Readers Say
60 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Does your Special Editor. Geoffrey Smith sin-
cerely hate researching his articles for accuracy
("Do you sincerely hate paying taxes?" Feb 11,
Page 140)? I have been a U.S. taxpayer employed by
the Canal Zone Government/Panama Canal Company,
now known as the Panama Canal Commission since May
1965. I can provide my U.S. Income Tax returns
from 1965 through 1984 to prove it! On several
occasions the IRS and I have not agreed on some of
my tax deductions; nevertheless, even they would
agree that to date, U.S. employees of the Comm-
ission pat income taxes.
What every Journalism 101 student is required
to learn, and every editor should by second nature
instinctively do, is research one's sources for
accuracy and double check one's work for context.
It is truly disconcerting when a publication of
your stature loses some if its credibility on a
poorly researched, contexually inaccurate article.
There are old and new Panama Canal Treaties.
President Theodore Roosevelt signed the 1903
Treaty. President Jimmy Carter signed the 1977
Treaties, which abrogated the 1903 Treaty. Pardon
the paraphrased mixed metaphor; however, citing
the scope of authority exercised by Teddy Roose-
velt in 1903 with the scope of authority exercised
by Jimmy Carter in 1977, is like mixing "Big
Sticks" with "Little Peanuts".
Had Editor Smith taken the pains to establish
the background of events which might in the future
create a tax free environment for U.S. employees
of the Commission, he would have been able to amp-
lify on the following:
1. This taxing (in more ways than one) issue in-
volves the 1977 Treaty, which came into force
on October 1, 1979. In the agreement in Imp-
lementation of Article III of the Panama Can-
al Treaty, Article XV, entitled Taxation,
paragraph 2, reads, in part, "United States
citizen employees and their dependents shall
be exempt from any taxes, fees, or other
charges on income received as a result of
their work for the Commission."
2. The IRS interprets this wording to mean, U.S.
citizen employees will pay U.S. income taxes,
but are exempt from paying Panamanian income
3. In March, 1984, Judge Dudley H. Bowen, Jr. of
the U.S. District Court, Southern District of
Georgia adjudicated the case, "The Harrises
v. United States of America" by granting the
Harrises motion for sunmary judgement. In
finding for the plaintiffs', Judge Bowen ent-
ered the following into his judgement:
(a) "Paragraph two of Article XV is unmistak-
(b) "It is unambiguous, even in the context of
paragraphs -- ." (It appears that some-
one merged "clear" in quotations (a) with
"unambiguous" in quotation (b).)
(c) "It would take a higher intellect than
mine to construe confusion where there is
so much clarity in the language utilized."
4. The IRS, possibly with some pressure from the
from the State Department, has appealed the
In conclusion, this tax issue has to be re-
solved at the Appellate or possibly Supreme Court
level. If it is ultimately resolved in favor of
the U.S. employees of the Panama Canal Commission,
then, and only then, could we at least agree, with
a four letter addition to Editor Smith's closing
sentence "Now that certainly is a nice taxless
Henry B. 1ohy
Diablo Heights, R.P.
THE BILL VIOLETTE's HAVE GUESTS
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dendng (nee Annette
Violette) and two children, Alison and Andrew from
Colombia, Maryland, were the houseguests of Ann-
ettes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. WillianViolette for
10 days in July.
Visiting the Violettes at the same time were
daughters, Susie and Judy, from West Palm Beach,
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Violette
FROM THE COWLLS:
Had a wonderful time at the reunion in Tampa.
Was great seeing so many friends after so many
years. The Society did a terrific job!
Our son, Douglas, 16, was elected Senior Class
Treasurer and Captain of the soccer team.
Michael, 20, will be a Junior at Towson State.
Hope to be at more reunions in the future.
Geoff and Eileen Cowell
Severna Park, Md.
FROM A. FRED DIAZ, GARY, N.C,
In mid-June, Edith and I enjoyed a two-week
visit by our grandchildren and daughter-in-law,
Janey, while our son, Bob attended the two week
Second Annual Summer Carving Workshop sponsored by
the Ward Foundation at Salisbury State College,
Bob, who is a Lt. Col., USAF, and Staff Judge
Advocate at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, has been car-
ving wildfowl as a hobby for several years. He won
second place in the Novice Class at a New Jersey
show last Fall and decided that if he could do
that well through self-teaching, he would get some
hands-on instruction from master wood carvers of
the Ward Foundation, who are considered the best
in their field.
We were all together in Ocean City, Md. during
part of the course. There is nothing like having
four active children to keep you hopping and bri-
ghten your spirits!
A. Fred Diaz
THE PARKS' OF GLENDALE, ARIZONA:
...We look forward to the Record every quarter,
and as two of our children also live here in Phoe-
nix as well as my parents, James and Kay Trimble,
we are all anxious to read it. Twice last year you
missed our copy but I was able to use my father's
copy for registration for the reunion.
We've had some really great get-togethers this
year. Pamela Mayles, daughter of John and Ann of
Panama, has been up to visit us from Tucson and we
have enjoyed her company. She and our daughter,
Susan Casis are great friends. Susan, her husband,
Manolin and baby son, Michael live in our home in
Glendale as Charlie and I are staying with my par-
ents since my mother broke her hip last August.
Our son, Larry also lives out here in the Val-
ley of the Sun and works here.
We had a nice visit from Bob and Niza (Boynton)
Greig on their way to the reunion and really had
a chance to relax and remember happy times in
early Old Cristobal and out late years on Sosa
Hill when they lived next to St. Mary's Church.
Visited with Alice (Brayton) Mix recently and
her sister, Shirley Wertz has settled near us and
near to her daughter and son-in-law and grand-
her sister, Shirley Wertz has settled near us and
near to her daughter and son-in-law and grand-
children. Alice's son, Vernon and wife, Shirley
are neighbors of ours.
On our trip to the reunion we had a lovely 10
days with our children. Lisa and Craig Boatwright
and three children just bought a home in Port St.
Lucie, and Jim and wife, Chris and girls are liv-
ing in Stuart, Fla. and expecting our 8th. grand-
child. Our son, Charles, joined us at the reunion
from Ft. Bragg, as did my brother, George Trimble
and wife, Lee. Son Paul was sorry he had to cancel
plans to attend from Panama.
Wish we could find a place where everyone could
get in next year and perhaps locate the bars fur-
ther from the ladies room and main drag. But even
if we met in McDonald's parking lot, it would be
wonderful just seeing old friends and reliving
happy memories. We all share something wonderful
having lived in Panama and the "Zone".
I am going to try and get the "Zonians" out
here in Arizona together sometime this year and
am hoping it will work out well.
Anne M. (Trimble) Parks
ANOTHER "KENT CARD" FROM THE PHELPS
June has been a big month for us here. Our
daughter, Gin Hill and adopted daughter, Sue Bal-
daseroni flew in from Burbank, Ca. and spent three
weeks with us.
We had a big week at our cabin in the woods, on
4 acres. It's 80 miles south of Buffalo. Joining
us in the fun was a twin daughter, Kathy, and our
sons, Fran, Marty-George, Mike and families. Games
and outdoor cooking, firelight, music and chatter.
It was like old home-week a little hectic at
times, but we loved every minute of it.
Our daughters, Hazel Holder, of N. Hollywood,
Ca. and Kay Celso, the other twin, of Ft. Lauder-
dale, Fla., and son, Robert, of Chino, Ca. could
not make it this round.
Lt. Francis Murphy, Station Commander at Gamboa
(PCC Fire Dept.) flew in June 10-19 and joined in
the fun. Hearing all the P.C. news it isn't like
it was and never to be again! A pity.
Howard and Emw Lou Clarke arrived June 29. He
brought me a picture of himself and old friend,
Herbie Engelke at the Tampa reunion. Said it was
biggest ever. Hope to make it one of these days.
L-R: Mary (Joyner) Holmer, Frank Phelps,
Bertie Phelps, Enmny Lou Clarke and How-
ard Clarke, Jr.
While Howard and Emmy Lou were here, Mary
(Joyner) Holmer joined us. She lives nearby and we
yak-yaked C.Z. old times. The nostalgia fairly
dripped off the walls. It was a lovely time for
There are a lot of ex-CZ people around here,
which surprises me, who are not members of the
Society. No meetings or activities?
Had a phone call from Ruth Scranton early June
from Pascagoula, Miss. All is well there. Said she
made the Tampa reunion, and it was so big, she did
not get to see everyone she would have liked to
We plan on a Panama visit Jan-Feb-Mar '86. If
we drive down to Miami, then fly to Panama, we may
get to St. Pete for a week for visit and come by
your local meeting? Regards.
Frank and Bertie Phelps
FROM THE FORSYTtES:
Our trip to the 1985 Reunion started from the
Fair Oaks, Ca. airport in our Cessna Skylane. We
stopped for fuel and lunch at Lancaster, Ca., and
then on to Tucson, Az. for the night. The next day
we landed at the airport in Kerrville, Texas,
where we had a wonderful visit with my cousins,
Bill and Sue Graham. We also got to see my wife's
cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Nicolaisen, along with Beth
Waddell, Mr. and Mrs. George Patton and Mr. and
Mrs. NMcair Lane.
We took off from Kerrville and the next stop
was an airport in Odessa, Florida, where we stayed
until after the reunion, with Alice's cousin, Mr.
and Mrs. Marty Stabler of Lutz, Florida. Marty is
a member of the CHARLIE COOPER band. I hope the
Society members enjoyed Charlie's band. (We did!)
It was great seeing and talking to my cousin,
Jerry Graham and his wife, also enjoyed talking
with Carl Reynolds, "Skip" Rowley, Ted and Anita
Kaufer, and schoolmate, Robert Dennis. This is
just the tip of the iceberg of all the friends you
get to see at a reunion, as anyone who has attend-
ed can attest.
We would like to thank Adrien Bouche for his
very enjoyable slide presentation at the Luncheon.
After the reunion, we took off for Melbourne,
Florida, and a delightful stay with Maury Noore.
Then on to Woodbridge, Virginia, and a stay with
Alice's cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sellers. Then
on to Wings Field near Norristown, Penn. for a
stay with our son and daughter-in-law, Cindy and
Ed Forsythe, and in time for our grandson Dylon
Robert Forsythe's first birthday.
After our stay in Pennsylvania, we were off to
Houston, Texas, and a visit with another cousin of
Alice's. Then back home via San Angelo for fuel,
El Paso for fuel, Tucson overnight, Blythe next
day for fuel, Visalia, Ca. for fuel, then home to
Fair Oaks, Ca. at Phoenix Field.
It was so great, we will have to do it again.
So to all our friends, in and out of the Panama
Canal Society, we say keep your health and happi-
ness until we see each other again.
Bob and Alice Forsythe
Rancho Cordova, Ca.
....By the way, have you an Arizona corres-
pondent, and if so, who and where? If you haven't,
I'll do it, just as my sister, Donna Hudson does
I don't have enough to do (pause for the laugh
here) what with the house and cooking, two dogs,
a retired husband (!), and both of us acting in a
TV soap opera produced here in Tucson, and my
being one of the script writers for the soap! The
soap is shown on public access cable TV not only
locally, but also in New Mexico, Michigan, the San
Francisco Bay area, and soon in Boston and New
If you have cable TV and a public access sta--
tion, you might ask that station if they'd carry
it and we could have tapes 'bicycled' to them. It
is unique: the only soap opera in the world, for
and about persons age 50 and over. And the first
soap ever on public access TV and still one of
only two on public access. We've had reporters
here from Europe asking about it for it's unique-
Well, it's fun and keeps me out of the pool
hall! Did you know that Victor May was my first
boy-friend? He was 52 and I was five! And in our
teens, I was in the same Sunday School class as
his wife, June, with Janey Hamlin and Louise Rath-
Jane (Dickson) Cox
M~y DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
by Rose Trotta
I have good news for you
The first 80 years are the hardest
The second 80 years, as far as my experience goes,
is a succession of birthday parties
Everyone wants to help me
Carry my baggage
Help me up the stairs and many other things which
I still prefer to do myself
If I forget my names or anyone else's, or promise
to be at two places at the same time, or for-
get to keep my appointments or misspell words
I need only to explain I'm 80
If I spill soup on my dress, that's alright I am
At 80 I can relax with no misgivings and speak my
mind freely and I have a perfect alibi I am
No one expects much of me I am 80
If I act silly, it is my second childhood or soft-
ening of the brain
It is a great deal better than being 65 or 70
At that time everyone expects you to retire to a
small house and become discontented or a grumb-
But if you can survive until you are 80 take
You will be forgiven for anything because you are
Life did not begin at 40
It begins at 80
To do and say all the things you want to say
Go and come as you please and perhaps everyone
will be pleased that you are 80.
Submitted by Marge Hollowell
Pinellas Park, Fla.
FROM JANE (HA LIN) LEFFINGW ELL:
What fun it was to be in Chicago in June with
my son, Craig Leffingwell, his wife, Jane AND new
granddaughter, Courtney Jane, born May 21. I can't
improve on the superlatives of other proud grand-
parents so I'll just say, "ditto"....but she is
very special and beautiful.
My mother, Dorothy Hamlin, joined us for a few
days in Chicago and was equally enchanted with her
latest great-granddaughter. Courtney Jane made
sure we visited the Chicago Zoo, but mostly enter-
tained us during her waking hours with her con-
stant changes (of all kinds).
L-R: Craig Leffingwell, Dorothy Hamlin,
Janie Leffingwell with Courtney Jane,
and Jane Leffingwe ll. Four generations
Now mother is visiting me in my new condo at
432-D, Heritage Hills, Somers, NY 10589, for the
sumner. She is happy with my new home which is
very comfortable. I have the wild birds, beautiful
forest and, in the winter, deer in my 'back yard'
just as I did in Connecticut. Some golf, lots of
bridge and new friends fill my days with delight.
My son, Charles, and granddaughter, Kate, are
not far from me so our little family is having a
LAURA AND NINA KOSIK's TWO WEEKS IN JUNE
My mother, Nina and I came to Tampa on the 2nd.
of June. Nina spent a night at the home of Doris
Ehnan Monaco in Largo. We all spent the reunion
at the Tampa Hilton.
After the reunion, mother and I went to Tall-
ahassee to visit my brother, Kyle, and his girl-
friend, Carol Sullivan. During one of Kyle's soft-
ball games there, I saw Luke Givens, Mark Cicero
and Rick Mead. They were still recuperating from
the fantastic reunion, as was everyone else!
From Tallahassee we went back to Tampa, and my
mother went on back to Panama. I am staying with
my grandmother, Emna E. Brown, as I plan to attend
the University of South Florida, starting this
FROM THE ROTH-ROFFY's:
After two weeks of touring Germany and Austria,
now in Rome seeing what is possible in three days,
then Florence, Pisa, Venice and Lucerne, Switzer-
land. After that, France, Holland and then on to
Hope we can make it back for the reunion.
Joe and Helen Roth-Roffy
Waters of Gatun Lake cover Isthmian Townsites
,- LION HILL
AHORCA LAGARTO '
S LAS PENITAS Y -
VAMOS' VAMOS BOHIO BUENA VISTA
BAS OBISPO CAMP
ERA BN BUENA VISTA
The villages covered by Gatun Lake are shown an this map of the Canal area.
by Oleta Tinnin
The uncharted depths of the world's lakes and
oceans have given rise over the centuries to tales
about underwater cities such as the fabled island
of Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean. While there is
no known mysterious civilization beneath the sur-
face of the Panama Canal today, many towns and
villages were covered by water in the area that is
now Gatun Lake.
The ancient village of Gatun, at one end of the
lake site, had been abandoned four years before
the lake was created and was covered by 80 feet of
rock and earth under Gatun Dam. At the time it was
dismantled, the village contained a church, a
priest's house, a school, a dozen small shops and
90 more small houses. Most of these were moved to
New Gatun, constructed at a safe site a shorter
Matachin, at the opposite end of the lake, was
the home of 1,000 Chinese laborers in the early
1850s. They were brought to Panama to help build
the Panama Railroad, but melancholia and the in-
ability to adjust to the environment led to mass
suicide and a high death rate from illness. With-
in a few months, only about 200 were still alive.
Sent to Jamaica, the survivors prospered as farm-
ers and businessmen.
Back in Panama, the story of the ill-fated
Chinese led to the belief that the place was named
Matachin because the Chinese had died there -
"mata" for dead and "chin" for Chinese. The truth
is that Matachin was given its name at a much ear-
lier date and that the word means "butcher". Mata-
chin appears on a map drawn in 1678 by Esquemeling
and published in his book "Buccaneers of America".
Also included on the map are Caimito, Cruces, Bar-
bacoas, Bailamonos and Ahorca Largarto, all of
which are now beneath the lake.
Ahorca Largarto's name has its origins in a
16th-century battle. In 1549, the viceroy of Pan-
ama decided to rid the jungles of the Cimarrones,
a group comprised of escaped African slaves and
Panamanian Indians who were terrorizing travelers
along the Camino Real. He sent a regiment spec-
ially trained in jungle tactics to deal with the
outlaws. This regiment's ensign was a lizard, a
copy of which was worn by each soldier on his hel-
met and breastplate.
When the Cimarrones attacked the regiment at
its camp along the lower Chagres, they saw the en-
sign and took as their battle cry, "Ahorca lar-
garto!" which means "Hang the lizard!". The reg-
iment was wiped out, and afterwards, the Indians
in the nearby village used the Cimarron battle cry
to refer to the spot. The place retained the name
for 300 years and, as such, became a station for
the Panama Railroad.
Bohio Soldado, which means "soldier's home",
was the proposed site of one set of French canal
locks, which were to have been designed by the ar-
chitect and builder of France's Eiffel Tower. John
L. Stevens, the only original owner of the Panama
Railroad to live in Panama and oversee its con-
struction, had a cabin between Bohio Soldado and
Frijoles. The cabin site is, of course, also now
under the lake.
Barbacoas was a town located at the site where
Indians, in the 1500s had built a bridge over the
Chagres River. The name was taken from the Kuna
Indian word for "big bridge". Over 300 years later
another big bridge was built at the site the
bridge for the Panama Railroad. The construction
of the bridge stopped work on the railroad for a
Lion Hill was so named by Panama Railroad con-
struction workers who said the din sent out by the
monkeys there sounded like the roar of lions.
Residents in the lake villages were, for the
most part, averse to moving out of their homes.
One resident ventured his opinion that the waters
would not come, since "the Lord promised never
again to flood the earth". Others remembered that
such impossible things had been spoken of by the
French 25 years before and had never happened, so
they saw no reason for leaving. But the rising
lake level proved them wrong and led to the re-
location of the villages' inhabitants, their poss-
essions, and in some cases, their houses.
The Pancam Canal SpilNay
July 3, 1985
by Neville Harte
Perhaps you would like to listen while I tell
you about one of the trips I made into Indian
country over 15 years ago, searching for wild or-
chids that almost sounds like fiction. .
Now, according to local rumors in a small vill-
age called Bambito in the Volcan area, in the Pro-
vince of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, there are
some ruins of a mysterious, ancient stone temple
hidden in the high mountains of the Talamanca
Range. It is said that within its walls could be
found a fortune in golden idols.
While eating my evening meal in a small caf4,
I happened to overhear some remarks about a party
of five men who had entered the jungle ten days
ago, in search of the old Indian temple of Pica
Blanca. The people of the village seemed to be
worried that the members of the party had not re-
turned according to a pre-arranged plan.
I had heard many times about this very in-
teresting place in the past few years, so I de-
cided to track these men through the jungle.
I finished buying my supplies at the local
store in Bambito, which is the last village before
entering the jungle leading to the country of the
Talamancas. Later on in the day, I drove my jeep
Wagoneer over an old road constructed of large
river stones which was the famous highway to the
most fabulous gold mine by the Indian name of
Tysingal. This was changed to the name of "La Es-
trella", (The Star) by the Spanish conquerors. The
road was made by forced labor of nearly 3,000 Car-
ib Indians by the Spanish invaders. It was only
a few feet wide, but great quantities of gold was
carried over it by the Spaniards.
The old river stone road was now in very bad
condition and impossible to travel with the jeep,
so I made camp at sun-down in a small clearing
without too many problems, except the screaming of
a wild panther. But at daybreak the next morning,
I woke up to find some mean looking Talamanca In-
dians watching me from the dense jungle bushes.
I pretended not to see them, for each was carrying
the small. bow and deadly poisoned arrows. I made
a fire and cooked my breakfast. Then I removed a
small bag of salt from the jeep and placed some on
a flat rock, close by where the Indians could see
it. I had hoped to trade the salt for possible in-
formation as to the whereabouts of the five miss-
ing men and the direction in which they had taken.
It seems that the Indians were in need of salt,
for one by one they came to my fire to ask per-
mission for the salt. So, I was able to get the
information that I needed on which trail the men
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