Canal record


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Canal record
Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
Physical Description:
v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Place of Publication:
St. Petersburg, Fla


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

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University of Florida
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VOL. 29

JUNE 1995

NO. 3


This emblem is a Registered
Trademark. Any unauthorized
reproduction is punishable by law.

FOR 1994-95

Mrs. Marjorie Foster

Mr. Robert Johnson
1st Vice President

Mr. James J. O'Donnell
2nd Vice President

Mr. Virgil Camby

Mrs. Margot Jordan

Mrs.Nancy Van Siclen

Mrs. Jane Huldtquist
Past President

Mrs. Betty Snow
Legislative Representative

James Slover

Mrs. Dorothy Yocum

Mrs. Barbara Green
813-391-4359 (Office)

Richard W. (Pat) Beall
813-391-4359 (Office)


President's M message ........................................ 1
From the Secretary .......................................... 2
Editor's Corner ............................................ 2
Legislative Representative ..................................... 3
Local Announcements ....................................... 7
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ...................... 9
R union N ews ............................................. 12
"W here A re You?" ......................................... 15
R etirem ents ............................................... 16
N ew s C lips ................................................ 16
Your Reporter Says ......................................... 21
Alabama ................. 21 M ississippi ..............31
Arizona ................. 22 North Carolina ........... 32
Arkansas ................ 23 Northwest ............... 32
California ................ 24 Oklahoma ............... 33
Florida .................. 25 Panama ................33
Georgia ................. 28 South Carolina ...........36
H awaii .................. 29 Texas .................. 36
Indiana .................. 30 Virginia ................37

Louisiana ................ 30
Congratulations ................. ...............
W eddings ..........................................
B irths . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .
W ith Deep Sorrow ...................................
Letters to the Editor ..................................
Looking Back .......................................
Announcements and Class Reunions ......................
For Sale or W anted ..................................



June 2

June 18

JULY 5-9

PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:30 p.m. Light Refreshments.
Arkansas Annual Picnic, Agri Park, Fayetteville. Bring covered
dish and eating utensils. Drinks provided.
PCSOFL ANNUAL REUNION, Orlando's MarriottWorld Center,

(See Yellow Pages).
August 4 PCSOFL Regular Meeting,'St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon, Covered Dish.
August 5 Northwest Reunion, Ridgefield, WA. Info: Murray or Candy Falk,
(206) 263-2982, or Henry Cruz (206) 774-8947.
August 6 PCSSC Summer Luncheon, Holiday Inn, La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills,
CA. 10:30-2:30. Call J. deGrummond for details (714) 855-6447.
September 9 PCSOFL Luncheon Meeting, The Fairways Forest Lakes Country
Club, 2401 Beneva Rd. Sarasota (See Announcement)
Sept. 22-24 PCSSC West Coast Reunion, Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA. (See
October 3 Semi-annual Meeting, Ocala Pan-Canal Ditchdiggers, Noon.
Stacy's Buffet, 717 NE 36th Ave. Bill Muller (904) 854-7902
October 7 PCSOFL Annual Picnic, A.L. Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Pavilion 3.
November 3 PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon. Covered Dish.
November 4 Arizona Society Meeting, noon, Rodeway Inn, Tucson, AR. For
info: call Anne Parks, (602) 931-1081.
December 3 PCSSC Holiday Luncheon, Holiday Inn, La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills,
CA. 10:30-2:30. For info, call Joan deGrummond (714) 855-6447.
December 9 PCSOFL Annual Christmas Luncheon, The Wine Cellar, 17307
Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach, FL. 11:00 a.m.
March 3 PCSSC Annual Business Luncheon, Holiday Inn, La Paz Rd,
Laguna Hills, CA. 10:30-2:30. Call Joan deGrummond for details.
(714) 855-6447.

zoe ZThe Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. E

(A Not-For-Profit Organization)
"To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships" 0
S8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712

The CANAL RECORD (ISSN 0528-0001) is published quarterly on March, June, September, December by
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
Second Class postage paid at Largo, Florida and additional entry for March, June, September and December issues.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the CANAL RECORD, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712
The membership fee is $20.00 annually, $11.00 of which is for a subscription to the CANAL RECORD for one year.
The ANNUAL DIRECTORY is published once a year.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., reserves the right to refuse to print anything derogatory or of a controversial nature, including any
advertising not in the best interests of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, whose sole aim is to Preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone
Single copies for sale at $5.00 each, (postage is included) to members only.
All photographs and correspondence sent to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. will become the property of the
Society and will be retained in their files and archives. The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. assumes no
responsibility for advertisements placed in the Canal Record.

HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712
(813) 391-4359
Hours: 10:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00 Monday thru Friday
Printed by Roberts Printing, Inc., 2049 Calumet St., Clearwater, FL 34625

S-'ElCt[d I

Time has flown by this year and here I am writing
my last message as your president. It's been a busy year
and I have been most fortunate to have served with an
Executive Board made up of conscientious and caring
members who have had the best interests of the Society
in their hearts and in their minds. I thank them all for
their loyal participation and input at our monthly
executive board meetings.
Upon assuming the office of president, I appointed
an office committee to study the hours, duties and wages
of our office personnel, along with effective means of
cutting-down on expenses. They have offered many
excellent suggestions, however, there is still much to be
done and hopefully, this committee will continue their
study with the new officers and Executive Board. The
adoption of the amendments in the March Canal Record
will give us the flexibility to keep the society financially
solvent without a dues increase at this time. I also want
to thank the chairpersons and their committees of our
different functions for making them so successful. All of
our various committee chairpersons continue to work
diligently and faithfully, but I would be remiss if I did not
give special thanks to the person who organizes our
covered dish meetings, prepares .and serves light
refreshments at the others and carries all the supplies
back and forth between her home and St. Bede's. She
remains long after the meetings, cleaning up and making
sure we leave the meeting room spotless. Dottie Pate is
truly the most energetic and hard working volunteer of
the society, yet always takes the time to make our

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members and guests feel welcome. Dottie, I for one,
cannot thank you enough! She gets a lot of help from Al
and we thank him also!
My thanks to the office staff for their cooperation
and support in making my year easier. They have
undertaken much of the reunion work and this has
allowed the reunion coordinator more time for the
administrative and financial details and there are many!
The reunion is sure to be a tremendous success with
an entertaining program hosted by Bruce Quinn and
starring many talented performers. If you haven't already
made your reservations, it's not too late and we promise
you an excellent meal and a pleasurable afternoon.
Do plan to attend both dances, and the music is
geared for all ages and the dance floor is THREE
TIMES LARGER than we have had previously. Tickets
will be available in the registration area at the reunion,
but we do suggest that you order them in advance.
REMEMBER, the dances are our primary source of
income for the reunion and we need your support. The
Reunion Coordinator, his wife and his chairpersons
deserve a great deal of credit and gratitude for their
efforts in making our reunion a success.
Last but not least, I thank my husband, Pete for
encouraging me to be my own self, which was certainly
evident in the conducting of informal meetings and
hopefully, in a small way, entertaining the members with
trivia questions about the Canal area. Pete listened to my
concerns, supported my decisions and was always
available to accompany me while carrying out my duties


as president.
In closing, I hope that you as members will continue
to encourage your children, former co-workers and
friends to join the society so that we may keep the
memories of our life in Panama forever alive.
I was honored to be your president and will continue
on the executive board for 1995-1996 as past president.
Hope to see you all at the reunion!

Marje Foster



Amendments to the By-Laws included doing away
with membership cards as one means of reducing
expenses. If this amendment is adopted, no membership
cards will be issued for 1996. If you are not sure whether
or not you have paid your dues, drop me a postcard or
call me and I will check our records (813-391-4359).
Our members are neglecting to send address changes
in a timely manner. We received many torn back covers
from the March issue for which we paid 50 cents each.
Those involved missed out on an important issue if they
did not pay $5.00 for a replacement.
To our winter/summer addressees I hope the
address in the Directory is the one you wanted listed. I
had to guess and hope my crystal ball was working the
day I checked yours.
If you know anyone who has not paid his 1995 dues,
please remind them that they will be dropped from the
rolls on June 1, 1995 and will have to resubmit an
application and pay $30.00 if they wish to resume
membership for 1996.
We have been having a problem with the Post Office
regarding some addresses. Please check with your local
Post Office to see if your Zip + 4 has changed from what
has been printed in your address label. If it has, please
send the new Zip + 4 to us.
Please don't forget dues for 1996 are due October 1,
I apologize for the few mistakes that appeared in the
Annual Issue. We went through it and tried to abbreviate
streets, avenues, etc., so that the end result would be a
more concise book. Hope you were impressed. If you
notice any mistakes, let me know so that the next issue
will be even better.
Looking forward to the Reunion and hope to see
quite a few of you there.

Barbara Green



Unfortunately, a rumor has permeated the Reunion
preparedness effort here, that the hotel and annual
luncheon quota is full, which has caused several
telephone calls to our office requesting clarification. Both
the hotel and the annual luncheon STILL HAVE ROOM
provided you don't dawdle too much in making
reservations. It's a shame these kinds of rumors originate.
If one doesn't know the facts, I would think the best
policy is to keep mum, then you don't become suspect if
someone else starts wagging their tongue. We hope these
rumors don't spread and put a crimp in our reservations!
Ever since the Red Wing Company in New York
discontinued shipments to individuals of Sauce Arturo,
we have been hot on any trail that looks promising to
keep this bonanza going for us. We wrote to three
distributors (at the suggestion of the Red Wing Co.) and
got only one answer. The Wakefern Food Corporation
distributes through ShopRite Supermarkets in New
Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and
Connecticut, and you should find Sauce Arturo in any of
those states at those ShopRite Supermarkets. That may
be good for you guys, but what about the rest of the U.S.
of A, I ask? Recently some very enterprising young ex-
Zonian lady put the onus on one of our Publix
Supermarkets in our neighborhood, but the manager said
he can't do it on a permanent basis as the Publix chain
does not have it on their market list, and he had to go
OUTSIDE of their chain to get the three cases he got.
I'm sure it will not become a permanent arrangement. It
might be more rewarding if Zonians got together in each
city and asked their grocer to stock the item. If there is
enough demand, they may do it.More later!
How many members actually read the graphs on
pages 6 and 7 of the March issue of the Canal Record?
Too few I suspect because the Editor is still getting long
articles and all kinds pf photographs members want
printed, some of non-members as well. Unfortunately,
much of what is sent will not be published. The graphs
showed plainly that the Society is hurting for members
AND THEIR DUES to keep the Canal Record afloat
(among a lot of other things). Members can help by
urging non-members to apply for membership and to be
a little more selective in sending in articles and
photographs to be published. We would love to print
everything that's sent us, but we must keep costs down,
and it's a difficult job at best, although we try hard.
We still get a good many Canal Records' back cover
torn off and sent back to us with a new addresses label
for members who have moved,and we are charged 500
for this service. The book is destroyed. The cost of
sending another is at least $2.16 for stamps plus the cost
of another issue costing about the same, plus the cost of
the issue that was trashed can come up to over $100.00
for 15 returns like that. I am concerned because I'm
responsible for the distribution of the CanalRecord, and

one of my duties is to see the book is distributed as
effectively as possible.
Hope to see you all at the 1995 Reunion! It
promises to be a good one, Bob Johnson has been
doing a fine job.
Richard W. (Pat) Beall

Please note that the deadline
for the September issue has
been changed to: AUGUST 4. In
view of the restricted time
between the end of the Reunion
and the usual deadline of July
21, (10 working days), we will
now mail the September issue
about the middle of the month.

Editor must have by:

August 4, 1995


Federal employees may sign up for
the new "Living Benefit" option
under the Federal Employees' Group
Life Insurance Program during the
period of May 22nd through July 21,
-N 1995 Open Season..
The Living Benefits Act (P.I. 103-
409) allows FEGLI enrollees with
life expectancies of nine months or less to collect on their
basic life insurance benefit. This is determined by their
current salary, rounded off to the nearest $1,000 and then
increased by $2,000.
An active employee can take partial living benefit
and retain the rest for their beneficiaries. Once taken,
they cannot receive any further payments. A retired
employee can only take the full living benefit.
Employees who do not have FEGLI policies may join
this program. Retirees who currently do not have
FEGLI are excluded from this open season.
OPM runs this program and reminds employees of
another FEGLI option under a different law (P.I. 103-
336) -- a provision that helps them in estate planning.
They may make an irrevocable assignment of their
FEGLI policy (including optional coverages A and B, but
not C) to any persons, firms or trusts they desire.

OPM has informed FEHB insurance carriers that
they may use the new garnishment law (P.I. 103-94) to
collect from participants who owe them money for such
things as failure to pay deductibles. The FEHB carriers
must still obtain a court order, but in some states
specially appointed attorneys may fit that bill.

A special task force of House Republicans soon will
recommend raising federal retirement age to 62 and
restrict matching funds for FERS retirement system
investors in the Thrift Savings Plan, although only for
newly-hired employees. This plan will eliminate the 50
cents on the dollar government match for the fifth
percent of salary invested in the TSP by FERS
employees. Both changes will affect only those hired
after the start of the year following the year the change
would be enacted.

Late in March, Virginia will pay refunds to civilian
and military retirees who paid on their state taxes
improperly imposed during the mid-1980's. Retirees with
the largest claims will receive refunds spread out over up
to five years.
About 14,000 rejected the state's offer of a
settlement of 75 cents on the dollar. This actually works
out to 50 cents on the dollar because no interest is to be
paid. This group may pursue their own claims or join a
pending class action suit.

President Clinton has ordered federal agencies to
help the states locate "deadbeat" federal employees who
do not pay court-ordered child support or who avoid
efforts to establish their paternity. Under this program,
the federal government will match up an estimated 31,000
federal civil service workers and 74,000 military members
in their files in an attempt to locate the "deadbeats".
A special task force involving OPM and Department
of Health and Human Services are encouraged to identify
the delinquents and dock their pay checks.

In April, Georgia Governor Zell Miller signed an
order to pay income tax refunds on income tax paid by
military retirees for the years 1985 through 1990. Filing
for refunds must be submitted by November 1995. Seven
percent is being paid on refunds. Filing for refunds must
be made for each year in which tax was paid.
Governor Marc Racicot of Montana signed a bill
authorizing payment of refunds illegally levied on federal
retirees' annuities in the 1980s. The non-filers and those
who did timely file amended returns have the opportunity
to recoup the taxes paid. Those who filed will now be
paid about $86 per person. The non-filers should be sure
to file amended tax returns for the 1980s.

FLORIDA: According to present and former members
of Congress, most federal retirees do not fight for what
they believe in! We are a very placid group! We have
fallen into a pattern of self-destruction regarding the

future. We enjoy our retirement years because we have
a degree of financial security, good health benefits, etc.
This false complacency is going to be our undoing! Our
values are concentrated on recreation (travel, golf, tennis,
arts, crafts, cards, etc.) instead of getting involved in the
protection of our benefits.
By not becoming a participant in the legislative
process, everything our predecessors fought for to
provide this level of security will be lost! Let's not fall
into this false safety net; i.e. "I have mine why should I
get involved let somebody else do it I pay my dues."
Unless we put our personal interests aside, OUR
You will then have only yourself to blame when your
standard of living is in a decline.
Mr. Oscar Lieberman, State President of NA.R.F.E.
will be at our July 7, 1995 Annual Business Meeting at
the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort at 10:00 a.m.
to give a short talk on this subject.

Inconsistencies in whether Medicare would approve
or deny payment for specific treatments under Part B
(which pays doctors) exists in certain regions. Individual
insurance carriers administer Medicare in different parts
of the country and make the initial decision of whether or
not to pay a claim. The inconsistent decisions stem from
markedly different ideas as to how to treat the individual
Beneficiaries are urged to exercise their right to
appeal their coverage denial. If Medicare denies the
claim, it is up to the physician or the patient to appeal
the denial. If the Medicare patient belongs to a health
maintenance organization (HMO), the HMO issues the
denial but the patient can ask for a reconsideration of the
All Medicare beneficiaries have the right to appeal
denials. Only 2% of all denials are appealed. Of those
appealed, more than 75% are successful.

To receive a free copy of Social Security "What Every
Woman Should Know", write to Consumer Information
Center, Dept. 40, Pueblo, Colorado 81009.
This 16 page booklet gives up-to-date information on
such subjects as what to do when marital status changes;
what to do if wife and husband own and operate a
business together (you may be entitled to Social Security
credits as a partner); how to report wages paid to a
household worker, and how to receive benefits when you

TSP can be a good investment and retirement savings
plan for federal and postal employees. Investments are
tax deductible and earnings tax deferred with matching
contributions available for those under the FERS
retirement system, the TSP does not manage your
money. You have to do that yourself.
Successful TSP planning involves understanding how
the program works, assessing your goals and preferences,
and adjusting to one's own personal and financial
developments. In March '95, G Fund (a TSP investment
plan) was invested 6.875% and in April the rates was

The Clinton administration is resisting boosting the
federal pay raise above the 2.4% proposed by the White
House. The underlying pay law calls for total raises
averaging nearly 6% 2.4% national increase plus locality
raises averaging 3.55%.

To prepare for retirement, one needs to know
how much income to expect. The Social Security
Administration (SSA) is making it easier for those
considering retirement to estimate post-retirement
Those 60 or older will receive a statement if
they have earnings credited to their Social Security
number and are still working.
Each year those fitting these requirements will
receive a yearly statement (Personal Earning and Benefits
Estimate Statement PEBES) that will show taxable
earnings reported and the estimated taxes paid on those
The PEBES will also show what the worker and
his family can anticipate at ages 62, 65 and 70. If the
worker is older than 70, benefits will be estimated based
on retirement in the current year. In 1999, all PEBES
reports will go to all workers 25 years or older.

Betty C. Snow
Legislative Representative

.Office 1 rs onelI
MbUnagment Insrn ation

This Civil Service Retirement System Address and
Information Directory emphasizes the use of written
inquiries and where to mail them rather then listing
telephone numbers which are frequently changed and
often are busy.


Anytime an annuitant wishes to write the Office of
Personnel Management about retirement, insurance or
survivor benefits, the following information should be
1. Civil Service claim number CSA or CSF followed
by seven digits.
2. Social Security number.
3. All correspondence must be signed by the
annuitant and sent to:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
Boyers, PA 16017
4. If you wish to speak to someone over the
telephone at OPM about retirement, call (202) 606-0500
for all types of retirement related inquiries. This number
will put you in contact with the OPM Retirement
Information Office. This office is staffed by experienced
retirement specialists who will either provide an
immediate response or will redirect your inquiry to a

more appropriate location and give an expected response
Remember the phone lines are busier on the 1st,
2nd, and 3rd days of each month, on Monday and Friday
afternoons and during the Health Benefit Open Season
or the Income Tax season.
If you have a change of address or want to request
information on direct deposit, write to:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
P.O. Box 440,
Boyers, PA 16017
All other correspondence should be addressed to a
specific post office box such as listed below:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
P.O. Box
Washington, D.C. 20044

Tax Election forms (W4PA)
State/Federal tax allotment inquiries.
Garnishment/Court Orders
General Health Benefit inquiries
Marital status survey, earnings survey

P.O. Box
Box 961
Box 989
Box 17
Box 14172

Box 579

Checks to pay deposit, redeposit, overpayment
and voluntary contributions Box 7125
Adult Student certification Box 956
Disputed insurance claim inquiries Box 436
Lost Checks/non-receipt Box 7815
Report of Death OPM Retirement Operations Center
Boyers, PA 16017. You may also leave a recording by
calling (202) 606-0133.
There is also a self-service phone inquiry system with
a recorded tape reachable 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, which answers the questions most frequently asked.
This can be reached by either rotary dial or touchdial
telephones. This self-service number is (202) 606-0400; it
is NOT a toll-free number.

Employee Government Life Insurance (FEGLI).
8. Call the local agent for the insurance company
carrying insurance on annuitant's home,
automobile or other valuables. This is necessary
to assure the death is noted in their records also,
that any claim you might need to submit will be
honored without delay.
9. Go to the office of "Taxes, Tags and Title" with a
copy of the death certificate and marriage license.
Re-register autos in your name only.
10. In case of mortgage payments, auto loans, etc.,
notify each payment center of the annuitant's
11. Notify any clubs that the annuitant may have
been a member of, such as the American Legion,
Elks and others.
12. Notify the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
and the Panama Canal Society's Service officer if
assistance is needed.


All payments received from OPM to or for a person
who has died must be returned to the Treasury
Department. To return checks, please write "Deceased"
and the date of death on the check or the outside of the
envelope, and ask the Postal Service to return it to the
Treasury address on the envelope.
If payments are deposited in an account in a financial
institution, please inform the institution of the death. The
Treasury Department and the financial institution will
collect the payment from the account.
Also, please notify OPM about the death by calling
(202) 606-0500 or by writing to the address at OPM.


1. Write the Office of Personnel Management Service
and Records Center, Boyers, PA., giving the
deceased's name, address, Social Security number,
CSA or FERS numbers, date of birth and date of
death. Also tell them the name and address to
whom appropriate forms should be sent. You may
also leave them a recording when reporting a
death by calling (202) 606-0133.
2. Notify the bank. Make arrangements for them to
return any annuity and/or Social Security checks
received after the date of the annuitant's death. If
checks come to your home, return them to the
return address on the envelope.
3. Notify the local Social Security office.
4. If annuitant was a veteran, make claim to the VA
office. Send a copy of the death certificate and
marriage license.
5. If annuitant was also retired from a military
service, notify that service of his death.
6. Take a copy of the annuitant's will to your city's
Clerk of Courts.
7. Notify each life insurance company in which the
annuitant held a copy, other than the Federal


When an annuitant's spouse dies, the annuitant
should act as soon as possible to send OPM a copy of the
death certificate, along with other applicable requests and
statements. I would suggest that several copies of the
death certificate be made.
Where an annuitant has elected a reduction in
annuity to provide a spouse survivor benefit and the
annuitant's spouse later dies, the annuitant is entitled by
law to have the reduction eliminated and to receive the
write directly to: Office of Personnel Management,
Employee Service and Records Center, Boyers, PA.
16017. The letter should contain the annuitants full name,
date of birth, Social Security number, Civil Service
Retirement (CSA) Claim number, and a copy of the
death certificate.
Several other items should be covered in the letter,
if applicable to the annuitant's individual situation. These
require requesting forms which will be sent you by OPM
as soon as possible. Each form comes with instructions.

A. Federal Employee Health Benefits Program
(FEHBP). If there are no minor or disabled children or
others needing coverage, the annuitant should request a
change in enrollment from "Family" to "Self Only."
B. Designation of Beneficiary. If the annuitant wishes
to designate a new beneficiary for Federal Employees
Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) and any unexpended
balance in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
fund, the letter should request standard forms SF 2823,
FEGLI, and SF 2808.
C. Family Life Insurance. If the deceased spouse was
covered by Option "C" Family Life Insurance, the
annuitant should also request the FEGLI Form FE 6-
DEP, Statement of Claim.
D. Federal Income Tax Withholding. If Federal
Income Tax is withheld from the annuity and the
annuitant wishes to change the amount withheld, the
annuitant should write to: Office of Personnel
Management, Allotment Branch, P.O. Box 961,
Washington, D.C. 20044, requesting Form W-4P-(A).
E. Review of Will and other documents. The
annuitant's legal advisor should be consulted to review
annuitant's Will and all important financial and estate-
related documents. Substantial changes may be needed
right away.

Widows or widowers who are receiving a Civil
Service Survivor Annuity Benefit can remarry after the
age of 55 and continue to receive their survivor annuity.
A retiree whose marriage ends due to death, divorce
or annulment and who remarries, must notify OPM in
writing within (2) years after the marriage if he or she
wants to elect a reduction in his or her annuity to provide
a survivor annuity for a new spouse. A person must be
married for nine (9) months or more before this election
can become effective. Congress is looking into this
regulation with a possibility of a change.
A spouse may not simultaneously receive a survivor
annuity based on the federal service of two (2) different
retirees. The spouse must choose between the two
annuities to which he/she is entitled.

If an annuitant wishes to marry, he or she must pay
the survivor benefit back to the day of retirement. For
example, if a widower remarries after two years of the
death of his wife, he will have to pay the survivor benefit
back to the time that he stopped this reduction.


April 27, 1995

Executive Board
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642

Dear Board Members:

I recommend Dorothy Pate for the Distinguished
Service Award from the Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc.
Mrs. Pate has served as Chairperson of Registration
for the annual reunions, and when not a chairperson
volunteers for time each day and is always available to
pitch in whenever it is necessary.
Mrs. Pate has served .as Chairperson of
Hospitality/Refreshment for many years. At each
monthly meeting, Mrs. Pate arrives early to set up the
room and have coffee ready for those members who
arrive early, and at the covered dish meetings, Mrs. Pate,
organizes the food brought by our members. Not only
does she handle the kitchen work without fuss, but she is
also the official greeter. Mrs. Pate makes everyone feel
welcome whether you were at the meeting last month or
haven't been to a meeting in years.
Mrs. Pate has served on numerous committees and
is always willing to help out whenever or wherever
needed. I strongly recommend adoption of this
Distinguished Service Award for such a dedicated and
faithful member.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy A. Van Siclen

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Commonly used conversion factors

From English Multiply by To Metric
system system

Inches 25.4 Millimeters
Feet 0.3048 Meters
Gallons 3.785 Liters
Pounds 0.4536 Kilograms
For example, to convert 100 feet to meters, multiply by 0.3048 to
obtain 30.48.

September 9, 1995

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2401 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232 921-7979 921-7970

The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. September Luncheon/Meeting will be
held in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, September 9, 1995 at the Fairways of Forest Lakes
Country Club, 2401 Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232.
A pay-as-you-go bar will be available at 11:00 a.m. with the Luncheon/Meeting
scheduled for 12:00 noon.
The menu will consist of your choice of Beef Burgundy with Noodles or Chicken
Baltimore. Please specify your choice of entree on the Reservation Form.
The cost is $12.00 per person, and gratuities are included. The deadline for
Reservations or Refunds is TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 5. 1995.
Tom and Barbara Peterson will be our chairpersons for this favorite event and they
and their committee promises the same wonderful repast as before and a good time for
all. Door prizes will be awarded during the meeting, so let's all head South, North, East or
West to the Fairways Forest Lakes Country Club for some more of their delicious food as
we have our Regular Scheduled Meeting!


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The Fairways Forest Lakes Country Club

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Reservations at $12.00 each.

Total enclosed is: $

Please check preference:
Beef Burgundy with Noodles
Chicken Baltimore

Checks payable to: Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. Mail to: Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.


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PCSOFL Regular Meeting

June 2, 1995

St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2500 16th Street
St. Petersburg, FL.

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PCSOFL Regular Meetings

O*ctpobler 7, 1#95

The Panama Canal Society of
Florida will hold its Annual Picnic at
noon, Saturday October 7, 1995 at
Pavillion #3 of A.L. Anderson Park,
Tarpon Springs, FL.
Anderson Park is located 7/10 mile
north of Klosterman Rd. or 9/10 mile
south of Tarpon Springs/Keystone Road
on the east side of Highway 19.
Pavillion #3 has ample parking
space, handicapped drop-off, wheel-chair
ramp and an excellent view of Lake
Tarpon, and it is close to restrooms.
Everyone attending is asked to
bring a covered dish to share and your
own soft drinks. The park does not allow
alcoholic beverages on the premises.
The Society will furnish plastic plates, utensils and
cups, so y'all come!


A short business meeting will be held after lunch

August 4, 1995
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2500 16th Street
St. Petersburg, FL.


FRONT COVER: View of the Prado, Administration
Building, Gymnasium, Bowling Alley, Commissary,
Elementary School, Stevens Circle and parking lot,
Balboa, from Sosa Hill. Photo courtesy of Panama Canal
BACK COVER: Ship being lowered down to sea level at
Miraflores Locks. Painting by well-known Canal Zone
artist, Al Sprague, now of Grafton, Virginia.


Frank and Dorothy (King) Matters of Clearwater,
Florida have donated Roosevelt Medal #4187, for
exhibition, which was presented to George Hamilton Mee,
a fireman with the Panama Canal Commission on
September 20, 1911. Mr. Mee was the grandfather of
Dorothy King Matters. Records show that he was also
awarded a bar #2560 which has not been received.
Mr. Mee was born in New Barnett, England and
completed his education at South-Eastern College,
Ramsgate, England. He worked for a year in British
Columbia, Canada then entered the U.S. Army for a
short period and worked in Missouri for seven months
before re-entering the Army. He then worked in Iowa,
and Havana, Cuba before coming to the Canal Zone in
1908 where he was a fireman. He left the Canal in 1912
for Honduras and left there to return to the Canal again
on June 26, 1914. He resigned voluntarily on August 28,
1914 to return to England to join the British 6th. East
Yorkshire Regiment and was commissioned in January
1915 as a Lieutenant. He was killed at the Dardanelles,
Turkey, during World War I on August 26, 1915.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida gratefully
accept Frank and Dorothy Matters' munificent donation
for exhibition at Society Headquarters; a medal which
President Teddy Roosevelt authorized for issuance,
symbolizing the determination and efforts of those
construction day workers who helped build the Panama
Canal. Only 7422 medals are recorded as being presented
to those recipients who qualified for them.
Lt. Mee's Roosevelt Medal will be on exhibit in the
Office of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida together with
a copy of the accompanying certificate. There are no
more living Roosevelt Medal holders, the last having
passed away on December 21, 1993.

taking care of business in Panama...
What to do in case of a car crash
by Kevin Bradley, insurance broker

If you drive, you should know the basic procedures
to follow in case of an automobile accident. Based on my
experience and interviews with Transito Police and
insurance company adjusters, I make the following
suggestions. Following this advice should facilitate any
claim you may submit to the insurance company and help
you with your case in Transito Court.

When nobody is injured

1. Call the Transito Police at 32-5614 or 32-6845 to
report the time and location of the accident. These
are telephone numbers for mobile Transito unit
2. Do not move the vehicles until the police arrive at the
3. If for some reason the Police do not come, take the
party involved directly to your insurance company
and make a formal written report.
4. If the other party leaves the scene of the accident, find

a police officer and report 'tolisi6n y fuga" (hit and
5. Note the names, addresses, telephone, cedula,
driver's license and plate numbers of other
individuals and vehicles involved.
6. Take pictures, if possible.
7. Do not accept responsibility or come to any
financial arrangements with the other parties
8. Cooperate fully with the Transito Police.
9. Call your insurance broker or insurance company.
If after hours, call the insurance company
answering machine or send a fax.

If anybody is hurt

1. Most of the above still applies.
2. If a pedestrian or an occupant of one of the vehicles is
bodily injured, you are obliged to render first aid and
take the person to the nearest hospital.
3. Pay initial emergency expenses, but do not financially
compensate the injured party.
4. Try to get a police report.
5. Keep receipts for any expenses that you incur.

The Panama News
February 9 March 2, 1995.

Highlights of Minutes

from Regular Meetings

February 3, 1995
Bath Club Resort
North Redington Beach
St. Petersburg, Florida

The meeting, held during the Carnavalito, was called
to order at 7:03 p.m. A total of 121 members and guests
attended. Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation
followed by a moment of silence for those departed. Mr.
Jim Slover followed with the Pledge to the Flag.
Past Presidents attending were Jane Huldtquist,
Peter Foster and Bob Van Siclen. President Marje Foster
congratulated Jane Huldtquist and her Carnavalito
committee and extended her appreciation to the BHS
Class of 1943 for joining us. All out-of-town guests were
The membership agreed to dispense with reading the
minutes and Financial Statement. Persons celebrating
birthdays and anniversaries were asked to consider this
their celebration. The meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m. for
dinner; reconvened at 8:15 p.m.
Robert Johnson reported over 300 hotel rooms and
40 golf reservations have been received for the Annual
President Marje Foster read the story of the Burial
of the Fish, by Sue Core.
Past Carnival Queens from Panama and the Former

Canal Zone, Digna Bonneau, Betty Presley Huldtquist,
and Lauray Will Griffin were introduced and thanked for
The meeting adjourned at 11:07 p.m. and the fish
was buried amid a crowd of mourners.


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Roast Pork and Roast Chicken was served with
mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, dessert, rolls,
butter, coffee and tea.
Many door prizes were presented. Maurice
Kelleher won the 3-day, 2-night stay, donated by the
Marriott Orlando World Center, and Mrs. Joy Maale
won the two round-trip tickets to Panama donated by
COPA Airlines

The 1995 Carnavalito of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida was held February 3, 1995 at the Bath Club
Resort, St. Petersburg, Florida. Festivities started at 6:00
p.m. and ended at 12:00 midnight with the "Burial of the

Betty Chan Snow and Vic Melant of Orlando, both of
BHS'43. The long and the short of it all.
The Class of BHS 1943 mini-reunion was held in
A. f conjunction with the Carnavalito, and 50 members
were in attendance representing that class.
Charlie Cooper and his Copra Band furnished
A the wonderful dance music for the evening.
L-R: Barbara Green, Secretary/Treasurer of the After all expenses, the Carnavalito Dance netted
Panama Canal Society and Faith Brundage. $109.32.

The ballroom was decorated with balloons tied to
each chair; small pifiatas were used as centerpieces,
with serpentine and candles, also a bag of pretzels
for snacks. Eight bateas were mounted on either side
of the band stand, along with two large pifiatas and
golden fan-shaped decorations throughout the

"Burying the Fish" at midnight, L-R: Betty Snow, Jane
Huldtquist, Chairperson of the Carnavalito, Pete
Foster, Marj Foster, president of the society, Joy
Maale, Mary Urey, Rick Nelson, Stella DeMarr,
Louise Hunt and Fred Wellington.
The Carnavalito committee consisted of Jane
Huldtquist, Chairperson; Betty Snow, Betty and Bud
Huldtquist, Barbara Green, Faith Brundage, Marje
and Peter Foster, Elton and Helen Foster, Al and
Joy Maale, and Bob and Carolyn Johnson. President
Marje Foster presented each member with a token
of appreciation from the Society.
Jane Huldtquist

March 3, 1995
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

Marje Foster, the president, called the meeting to
order at 12:00 noon. 49 members were in attendance.
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the Invocation, then paused
for a moment of silence for those departed. Mr. James
Slover followed with the Pledge to the Flag.
Past presidents attending were Gene Askew, Peter
Foster, Jane Huldtquist, Al Pate, Robert Van Siclen and
Muriel Whitman.
Minutes of February 3 stand as recorded and the
Financial Statement stands for audit. The meeting
adjourned at 12:10 p.m. for lunch and reconvened at 1:02
p.m. All those involved in setting up the lunch were
A discussion was held regarding Panama's expressed
wishes for the military to remain in Panama and
preliminary proposed plans for a private company to
build retirement homes on vacated military bases.
The president thanked Mrs. Jane Huldtquist for the
very successful Carnavalito she chaired. Letters of
appreciation were sent to Marriott's Orlando World
Center and COPA for prizes donated.
The decisions of the February 23, 1995 Executive
Board meeting were that the stamp machine will not be
leased; that articles received from non-members for
publication in the Canal Record, excluding obituaries and
class reunions, will not be printed if one issue of the
Canal Record is discontinued.
A membership appreciation contest will be
announced following the May Regular Meeting.
Robert Johnson reported that 284 Luncheon tickets
had been sold to date; 436 Ball and 442 Panazonian
dance; with 1,010 members and guests registered. Margot
Jordan has 49 players and 5 guests registered. Nineteen
Vendor applications have been received by Nancy Van
The Legislative Report was recapped by James
O'Donnell in the absence of Betty Snow.
Richard Beall reported the March issue of the Canal
Record should be mailed during the week of March 6.
The president stated that graphs, prepared by James
O'Donnell reflecting the financial status of the Society;
the proposed amendments prepared by Thomas Peterson,
By-Laws Chairperson, and the ballot for the 1995-1996
officers are all in the March Canal Record. Everyone is
reminded and urged to vote.
Mr. and Mrs. Askew gave a recap on their recent trip
to Panama, via COPA, whose tickets they won recently
through a door prize at a Society function.
Betty Boyer will chair the May Luncheon to be held
at The Pier, St. Petersburg. Reservation forms are
The president informed the members that performers
who took part on plays in Panama and the former Canal /
Zone will present a program, under the direction of
Bruce Quinn, at the Annual Luncheon.
The meeting adjourned at 1:38 p.m. and door prizes
were distributed.

April 7, 1995
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida
President Marje Foster called the meeting to order
at 12:30 p.m. A total of 48 members attended.
Invocation was given by Mrs. Dorothy Yocum,
followed by a moment of silence for recently departed
members. Mr. James Slover led the membership in the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Past Presidents Eugene Askew, Peter Foster, Jane
Huldtquist, Al Pate, Muriel Whitman and Robert Van
Siclen and members welcomed. Meeting adjourned at
12:10 p.m. for lunch. Reconvened at 1:02 p.m.
Minutes of March 3rd meeting stand as recorded.
Financial Statement stands for audit. Letters of
appreciation were sent to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matters
for donation of Roosevelt Medal and to Mrs. Frances
Whitlock for book entitled "Panama Canal Sea Level
Project". With Executive Board approval, Mr. Bob
Johnson will appoint Chairpersons for 95/96. Roberts
Printing will provide Desk Top Publishing training to Pat
Executive Board and Committee Chairpersons called
on for reports. 1,400 members and guests registered to
attend reunion; over 60 for golf. Approximately 430
reservations for Annual Luncheon. 22 vendor permits and
money received. Meeting held with hotel personnel
regarding security matters. Folkloric Dancers will provide
entertainment on Sunday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. Travel
arrangements for Father Pretto and his group have been
Membership Appreciation Award winners will be
announced at the May Luncheon. Legislative Report
recapped copies placed on tables. Annual issue should
be mailed by Saturday.
Bylaws Amendment Ballots will be counted at the
May Luncheon. Sarasota Luncheon will be held at the
Sarasota Fairways Country Club on September 9th.
Reservation forms will be in the June Canal Record.
Beverly Williams was presented with a token of
appreciation as Society Historian, Records Disposition
Committee disposing of obsolete files. Reservations for
the May Luncheon were available; deadline May 1st.
No further action required on subject of retirement
communities on military bases in former Canal Zone.
New Business: Pat Beall will contact speaker for the
June meeting. Jay Cain appointed to replace Thomas
Peterson on the Nominations Committee.
Ted Barton, Navy League, contacted Mrs. Foster
regarding upcoming visit of Panama's President Ernesto
Balladares. Anyone interested in attending planned
functions, advise Mrs. Foster.
Parking at the Pier for May Luncheon will be free;
give your name to the attendant.
Prizes were handed out. Meeting adjourned at 1:58

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Balet Folklorico "Recuerdas de mi Panama"


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Our own excellent daycare facility! This supervised program is for ages 4-12 and operates daily
from 8 AM 11 PM. A wide variety of activities is offered, from Arts and Crafts to movies and
Free-Play Time! All staff are certified and licensed by H.R.S. (Health and Rehabilitative Services
of Florida License #488-21.)
*Lollipop Lounge can also be booked by convention groups through advance reservations.
FEE: $6.00 per child per hour
$4.00 each additional child
Please dial extension 8950 or outside hotel (407) 238-8950 for additional information.


Marriott's Orlando World Center can arrange to provide infant and toddler daycare for your
group. This is a special program which takes some planning, so advance notice is required.
Please dial (407) 238-8950 for complete details.


Information on in-room babysitting services is available through the Concierge, located in the
main lobby. Please dial (407) 238-8897 for details and assistance.

Let us host the best party ever, at our Palm's Restaurant. Pizza Hut pizza and soft drinks are the
featured menu items! Then it's off to Stachio's Video Arcade for more FUN. Kids will receive a
Marriott logo squeeze bottle filled with ten tokens to play video games! Combine this party with
another fun activity to create a truly special event!


Our Recreation Department can coordinate various theme parties for the children in your group!
The Catering Department can also arrange for a theme-oriented breakfast, lunch or dinner to
accompany the event. Choose one of the following themes, or let us custom-design an "original"
especially for you!


A variety of children's programs can be coordinated through our Recreation Department. These
may be presented as individual events, or they may be expanded into entire day-long or evening
agendas designed to keep children entertained!


Children are in for a "MAGICAL" event! the carnival room is filled with balloons, prizes and
colorful booths. Many exciting games will be available, such as Frogs in a Basket, Ping Pong
Pitch, and the Softball Throw. Face Painting is another fun activity which will be presented at the
carnival. Children will gather tickets at each booth and exchange them for fun prizes at the end
of the carnival. This is a popular one!


Sporting events are on the agenda...children team up to compete in "Goofy Olympics" on our
sand volleyball courts at the Recreation Center! A variety of events are on hand, such as the
Obstacle Course Relay and the Ping Pong Shot Put. These events are a great way for kids to
get acquainted and to work together as a team. We can combine this activity with a Miniature
Golf Tournament for a truly terrific sports outing!


Children team up to search the WORLD over to find answers to a list of clues provided. The last
clue will lead the group to Stachio's Video Arcade where they will be given a special surprise...
a Marriott logo squeeze bottle filled with ten tokens so kids can play video games!


Kids team up on Captain Mac's Miniature Golf Course to sink putts! Counselors place children
on teams to compete in a Miniature Golf Tournament, with prizes for the winning team members!

Where Are You?



Acosta, Eddie
Adams, Dawn
Alexander, Joe
Allen, Cindy
Allen, Franklin
Allen, Jeannie
Alverez, Charles
Anderson, Sue
Andrews, Susan
Archibeque, Reuben
Argerenon, Penelope
Armistad, Matthew
Austerfield, Sherry
Austin, Carlisa
Bakker, Melody
Balschum, John
Barber, Shasta
Beck, Michael
Beech, John
Bejanrano, Carlos
Bennett, Cynthia
Bennett, Gina
Berg, Tracy
Black, Mike
Bohnke, Calvin
Bolivar, Melissa
Bookman, William
Boyer, Merv
Bridges, Charles
Briggs, Kerry
Broce, Ima
Bronsdon, Paul
Brotherton, Michael
Broussard, Carlos
Broussard, Mary
Brown, Gerry
Btesh, Salamon
Buechner, Mark
Burt, Peter
Bustamante, David
Caddie, Maritza
Call, Bob
Cardwell, Avelino
Carroll, David
Carter, Denise
Castro, Jacqueline
Cerezo, Lourdes
Chaplin, Vickie
Chevalier, Bonnie
Christensen, Kelly

Clark, Karen
Clouse, Richard
Cook, Mary
Copskey, Jim
Corson, Kathy
Costella, Carmen
Craft, Liz
Crane, Michael
Crawford, Jeff
Crawford, Mike
Creach, Ronald
Cruz, Christian
Cuellar, Arturo
Daniely, Jim
Davis, Monica
Day, Lisa
De Moss, Cheryl
Decker, Diana
Del Pilar, A Doris
Diaz, Dayra
Diaz, Luis
Dickerson, Debora
Dorsey, Priscilla
Doubleday, Joe
Dougan, Dwayne
Dunkerton, Michelle
Dunnell, Gerald
Eagan, John
Ensor, Yazmin
Fabrega, Jose
Ferrell, Deborah
Ford, Katie
Fraker, Rick
Freese, Judy
Froess, Kathy
Fuller, Deb. Davidson
Fuller, Ed
Galindo, George
Gammons, Allen
Garcia, Carlos
Garcia, Joe
Garcia, Mike
Garcia, Richard
Garton, Duane L
Gauger, Karen
Gavrilovic, Emilia
Gayer, Richard
George, Brenda
Gifford. Ralph
Givens, Mark

Glasper, Robert
Gonzalez, Debbie
Gonzalez, Roberto
Goodman, Debra
Gorman, Jackie
Graff, Lynn
Granucci, Maria
Green, Nathan
Gregory, Kelvin
Groves, Phillip
Gunn, Ann
Guzman, Maria
Hamilton, Jeff
Hanson, Gayleen
Harrison, Tom
Haswell, Ed
Hatch, Michelle
Haywood, Dee
Henson, Roxana
Hillard, Sherry
Him, Mandy
Holland, James
Hurst, David
Jessup, Debbie
Johnson, Jacqueline
Jones, Kathleen
Kessler, Tammy
Ketchum, Fred
Knick, Nancy
Kollman, Michael
Kosik, Joanne
Krowitz, David
Krueger, Bryan
Krumpholz, Bettina
La Rocco, John
Ladner, Edward
Lamkin, Pete
Lawrence, Gregg
Lawrence, Mark
Lee, Frank
Lee, Karen
Lee, Rick
eon Guerrero, Teresa
Lopez, Zenobia
Madrid, Ernest
Maher, Patricia
Mahler, Eunice Haug
Martie, Patricia
Mathews, Anita

If you know the addresses of any of the above, please
contact Diana (Duncan) DeGreef, Renee (Carter) Collins
or Janice (Cooky) Newlon, addresses listed under Class
Reunion Announcements.



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Taken on the Atlantic side in the 40s or early 50s. Can
you identify? Submitted by Ruth Thompson, 4936 Live
Oak Circle, Bradenton, FL 34207-2240.


Jim Stewart, 88 years old, is interested in contacting
old friends from the former Canal Zone. Mrs. Stewart
passed away December 27, 1993. Jim is residing in a
nursing home. His phone number is: 508-248-5069.


Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Richard
Graham, please ask him to contact Ms. Leslie Hood,
Steward Investments, 235 Montgomery St. #869, San
Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: 415-982-4222. Ms. Hood
has important information concerning Woodson Hawker.


Canal Records and correspondence have been
returned from the member listed. Any information
regarding member listed will be appreciated.

Gerald P. Corrigan



Glen L. Calderwood
John F. Matson
Purvis E. Hamm
William Roger
Tyrone L. Erickson
Cristobal Espinoza
Gilbert K. Ferro
Ruben D. Gomez
George A. Kemper
Patricia Lindley-Dominguez
Burton F. Mead
James L. Rinehart
William D. Ritchie
Bobbie J. Williford
Beverly B. Wood


Canal Protection
Dredging Division
Canal Protection
Canal protection
Traffic Management
Logistical Support Division
Locks Division
Electrical Division
Office of Inspector General
Office of General Counsel
Systems Division
Electrical Division
Canal Services Division
Logistical Support Division
Marine Bureau

38 years 10 months 01 days
28 years 01 months 20 days
18 years 02 months 25 days
18 years 10 months 01 days
32 years 03 months 03 days
19 years 11 months 25 days
38 years 04 months 02 days
28 years 08 months 11 days
22 years 02 months 09 days
20 years 04 months 19 days
38 years 04 months 03 days
41 years 08 months 12 days
20 years 10 months 00 days
36 years 03 months 09 days
27 years 04 months 03 days


Systems Division chief retires
with 36 years of
Panama Canal service

After more than 36 years with the Panama Canal
agency, Systems Division Chief Burton F. Mead retired
January 3, 1995. In charge of the office that develops
financial and accounting policies and internal controls as
well as requirements for new or ongoing computerized
accounting systems for the Panama Canal Commission,
Mead says that his work has always been interesting and
challenging. He adds that since joining the Systems
Division, he has never wanted any other type of work.
"One of the most interesting and proudest times," he
says, "was when my co-workers and I helped serve Canal
employees during the banking crisis in 1989." The entire
Systems Division received a special act award for its
efforts in making emergency financial arrangements for
Canal employees and retirees during that time. Referring
to his staff, Mead says, "It's been a pleasure and honor
to work with them through the years."
Mead has also received individual awards, including
the "master key to the locks" in the grade of "master
planner" in 1979 and a bronze Honorary Public Service
Award in 1978 for his contributions to community sports
activities. Often seen on the golf course in his free time,
he founded the Wally Trout Open in 1959 and organized
it for 20 years. He also wrote sports articles for local
English-language newspapers under the pseudonym
Mead's Panama roots go back to 1915, when his
grandfather, Burton F. Mead began a 37-year career with
the Canal, working as a tradesman at the locks. His
father, David "Fred" Mead, worked in records
management for 42 years. Together, the three
generations have contributed 115 years of service to the

System Division Chief Burton F. Mead looks over the
Panama Canal Spillway article reporting on the
Division's efforts in making emergency financial
arrangements for Panama Canal Commission
employees during the 1989 banking crisis.

A 1955 graduate of Balboa High School, Mead
served two years in the U.S. Navy before beginning his
Canal service with the Canal Zone postal system in 1957.
In 1960, he moved to a job in financial management and,
after finishing an accounting degree at Florida State
University in 1966, moved again to what is now the
Systems Division, where he became chief in 1986.
Mead and his wife, Carol, have four sons Rick,
Keith, Gil and David and one granddaughter, Darien.
They plan to temporarily make their home in
Tallahassee, Florida. Although they will be leaving family,
friends and co-workers behind, Mead says, "They will
always be in our hearts and memories."

Panama Canal Commission Press Release
April 7, 1995

Deputy general counsel
completes service to Canal,
local community

Patricia Lindley-Dominguez, the deputy general
counsel for the Panama Canal Commission, retired after
two decades of service to the Panama Canal and the
Isthmian community.
Originally from Sapulpa, Okla., Lindley-
Dominguez came to Panama from Kansas City, Mo. She
obtained her law degree from the University of Missouri
in 1974, the year she packed up her family and moved
here to join the Office of General Counsel. "I came to
Panama thinking I would stay for two years, but it ended
up being twenty," she says, explaining that her love for
the job, the people and the weather accounted for the
change in plans. "There's always a variety of things going
on in the office and an opportunity to learn something
new and to work with people," she adds.
Lindley-Rodriguez says her duties have included
working with federal legislation and appropriations and
international and family law. After establishing her
expertise in a number of areas, she was promoted to
assistant general counsel in 1983 and to her most recent
post in 1988.

often focusing on women's issues. These efforts were
recognized with the gold Honorary Public Service Award
in 1986 and a Master Key in 1994.
Some specific examples illustrate Lindley-
Dominguez' ongoing commitment to her community. A
health enthusiast and person of positive outlook herself,
she inspires others by example and frequent
encouragement, circulating pertinent information and
inspirational clippings to her many friends. She is also an
ardent environmentalist who picks up empty aluminum
cans in her morning walk for recycling as an example to
the young people with whom she works, with any
proceeds going to charity. And, she educates the younger
generation in the rewards of community service. For
instance her "Missionettes" children class this year made
Christmas ornaments and sold them to purchase items
that were donated to Panama's Teen Challenge drug
rehabilitation program.
Lindley-Dominguez plans to settle in Houston
with her husband, Oscar. Her two children, Keaton and
Rafaella, live in Texas and Belgium, respectively.

Panama Canal Commission Press Release
April 7, 1995

Panama Canal Commission Deputy General Counsel
Patricia Lindley-Dominguez receives a "Master Keyto
the Locks" award in the grade of "Master Legal
Counselor" from Commission Administrator Gilberto
Guardia F., left. Lindley-Dominguez received the award
for her 20 years' service to the Canal and Isthmian
Congratulating her are Executive Administration
and Transition Coordination Director James E.
Ferrara, right, and her husband Oscar.

According to General Counsel John L. Haines
Jr., Lindley-Dominguez has demonstrated a degree of
legal professionalism of the highest order. "At the same
time, all of her work has been characterized by a sincere
and deep affection for her fellow man in general and for
members of the Canal's working force in particular," he
A passionate advocate of improving the human
condition, especially for the disadvantaged and
disenfranchised, Lindley-Dominguez has devoted tireless
off duty hours to helping others. She has served the local
Girl Scout organization as chairman and in a number of
other ways over the years and has also been an active
supporter of charitable and church programs. Drawing
from her professional expertise, she has given
presentations to educate the public on legal matters,

Deputy Administrator
announces plans to retire

Deputy Panama Canal Commission Administrator
Raymond P. Laverty recently conveyed his intention to
retire to Administrator Gilberto Guardia F. and Board
Chairman Joe E. Reeder and, through them, to U.S.
President William J. Clinton. Recruited from the United
States to work at the Panama Canal more than 36 years
ago, Laverty has served as deputy administrator since
September, 1990.
On behalf of the President of the United States,
Administrator Guardia and Chairman Reeder accepted
the announced retirement with regret, noting Laverty's
immeasurable contributions to the United States and
Panama in the form of "selfless service to the Canal."
Saying that Laverty has been asked to remain in an
advisory and consultative role for an indefinite period
after his retirement becomes effective so there will be an
overlap with his successor to ensure a smooth and
orderly transition, they added, "We are pleased to report
that, consistent with the dedication he has demonstrated
to the Canal throughout his professional life, Mr. Laverty
has agreed."
While we will greatly miss his strong leadership,
management expertise and total dedication to duty, we
are confident the Canal will continue its outstanding
record of performance into the 21st century, due to
people like Ray who constitute its first class work force,"
Guardia and Reeder said in their joint acknowledgement
Laverty also expressed optimism concerning the
waterway's future, saying, "I have witnessed the Canal
accomplish great things over the past three-and-a-half
decades, and I am confident that it will continue to do so
in the decades to come. This is especially so because of
the outstanding, dedicated work force that has enabled
this Canal to function so effectively throughout its history.

I am so very proud to have shared in those efforts and to
have been part of that tradition."
Expressing his devotion to the Canal enterprise,
Laverty said, "It has been more than a job; more than a
career. This has been my life's work." Acknowledging
those who have worked with and assisted him over the
years, Laverty noted, "I will always treasure my
association with the great Canal team that has made this
unique enterprise the success it is."
He summed up by saying, "I would not trade
anything for the opportunities and challenges I have had
and the friendships my family and I have formed here."

Panama Canal Spillway
April 21, 1995

Ted Henter's program helps
to open Windows

By Kim Norris
Times Staff Writer
ST. PETERSBURG A little local company has
teamed up with an industry giant to make computers
more accessible to people with disabilities.
Microsoft Corp. has acquired the rights to a core
technology developed by Henter-Joyce Inc. that will make
Microsoft's widely used Windows operating system
accessible to people with disabilities.
Henter-Joyce, which has 10 employees, is the
developer of JAWS, which stands for Job Access with
Speech. It is a screen-reading program that makes
software programs accessible to blind or visually impaired
Microsoft has acquired the "Off-Screen Model" to
Henter-Joyce's latest product, JAWS for Windows.
Essentially, the OSM is a data base that translates all the
Windows screen features, including words and icons, into
standard computer code.
When combined with such a program as JAWS, the
code is converted to words via a speech synthesizer. This
allows the computer to "talk" to a user who cannot read
the screen.
Microsoft will incorporate the core technology in
future Windows programs and offer it to software
developers working on technologies that make computers
more accessible to users with disabilities.
Until now, independent vendors of accessible
software have had to develop their own core technology
before they could add the features that make the
products useful to people with disabilities.
Henter-Joyce spent 2Y2 years developing JAWS for
Windows. Much of that time was spent developing the
core technology. Its Off-Screen Model was chosen over
that of several competitors, said founder and president
Ted Henter.
With this licensing agreement, all accessibility
vendors will work with the same core technology and
enhance it with their own features.
"The agreement indicates Microsoft's over-due
recognition of a relatively small but deserving group of
people who have been denied access to computers or at
least to mainstream programs," Henter said.

"For 15 years I've been cussing Microsoft for their
refusal to accept the fact that we have to use their
software," said Henter, who has been blind for 17 years.
"This is a significant change in attitude on their part."
Henter would not disclose the terms of the deal, but
said the exposure the young company will get is worth
considerably more than the price Microsoft will pay.
"Even if we didn't get a dime for it, the publicity
value and image value we anticipate will be tremendous,"
Henter said.
Microsoft's efforts to provide an Off-Screen Model
further demonstrates our commitment to make Windows
and Windows-based applications easier to use for
everyone, including individuals with disabilities," Brad
Silverberg, senior vice president of the personal systems
division at Microsoft, said in a prepared statement.
Microsoft is scheduled to announce the
agreement Monday at Windows World, an industry
trade show in Atlanta.

St. Petersburg Times
Saturday, April 22, 1995

(Ed. note: Ted, a St. Petersburg, Florida resident was
born in the Canal Zone and is the son of Theodore
and Emley Henter, also of St. Petersburg. His wife
is the former Mary Elizabeth Little (Mel), also born
in the Canal Zone. His daughters are named Emley
and Elizabeth. Ted graduated from Balboa High
School in 1969. While in England 17 years ago,
shattered glass from a car accident left him blind. He
won the gold medal for best overall skier for blinded
men, at the Third World Cup Water Ski
Championship for the disabled.)

Amador turnover delayed

Fort Amador, which has been scheduled to revert to
Panama in September of this year, will instead come
under Panamanian control in January 1996. The delay
was at the Panamanian government's request, because
Panama is unprepared to use the facilities at the earlier
date and does not want them to deteriorate from disuse.

T7e Panama News
January 27 February 9, 1995 issue.

Italy to mass-produce molas

A Milan industrialist has set up a factory with
computer-assisted design capabilities and precise
automated laser-cutting machines to mass produce molas.
The Italian molas are expected to hit the European
market later this year.
The Kunas, who stand to lose a major part of their
income, are not pleased. While Panama recently enacted
copyright and patent laws, indigenous critics complain
that the law should protect the concept of a mola as the
collective intellectual property of the Kuna nation.

The Panama News
February 9 March 2, 1995 issue.

Africanized bees present
dry-season threat

The dry season brings increased numbers of
Africanized honey bees in Panama. These bees are easily
provoked to attack by loud noises or by their nests being
When they sting, they leave their stingers embedded
in the skin of their victims, along with the attached
venom sac and odor gland, which emit powerful
chemicals that attract more bees. Thousands of bees can
attack within minutes.
If you are attacked by bees, run away as fast as you
can. Try to take cover in a building or vehicle. If stung,
immediately scrape away the stingers from your skin with
your fingernail to reduce the amount of venom injected.
Multiple stings, especially to young children or
domestic pets, or a single sting to someone who is
allergic to bee venom can be dangerous. Anyone
receiving more than just a few stings or feeling ill after
being stung even once or twice should seek medical
attention right away. Pet owners should be aware that
animals confined to cages or kennels or tethered cannot
flee from attacking bees and could be fatally stung.
The presence of bees around lights in the early
morning hours could indicate they may have built a nest
nearby. Panama Canal Commission employees and
residents of commission housing should report any
unusual honey bee activity around their work sites and
homes to the Sanitation and Grounds Branch. During
working hours (7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. week days), call 52-
7466 or 52-3464 on the Pacific side and 43-5235 or 43-
7466 on the Atlantic. On holidays, weekends and other
times, call the emergency operator at 113. Specially
trained and equipped personnel will respond.

The Panama Canal Spillway
January 27, 1995

Employees double their efforts
to handle traffic surge

By Susan Harp

A four-month-long increase in ship traffic has kept
the Panama Canal and its employees operating at peak
performance. Increased ship arrivals since December,
together with a 10-day scheduled lane closure at Gatun
Locks for important maintenance work, resulted in 139
vessels waiting to go through the waterway on January 18.
The backlog was reduced to normal levels by February 11
through the concentrated efforts of hundreds of dedicated
Commission employees. Since then, despite the continued
high rate of arrivals, sustained high transit levels have
been maintained, keeping the backlog near normal levels.
Employees in the Locks, Pilot, Canal Services, Traffic
Management and Admeasurement Divisions and the
Canal Operations, Marine Safety and Maritime Training
Units have been working longer hours, giving up time off
and taking on extra work to increase oceangoing transits
from a daily average of 36 in December to about 40 in
February and March.

This 10 percent increase, higher than the 5 percent
increase normally seen during this season, has included
many deeply laden Panamax-sized bulk carriers that
require more resources and time to transit safely. The
fact that the workload of the Board of Inspectors, the
unit that investigates marine accidents, has not increased
as much as that of other Marine Bureau units clearly
indicates that safety has not been compromised for
Reduction and control of the transit queue has been
helped by emphasis on a "relay" system that uses
additional equipment and crews to move more vessels
through the locks than usual. Normally, only one team of
locomotives, line handlers and related personnel work on
a locks chamber, but during relay operations, two teams
work the chamber together. By "handing off' the
transiting ships at a mid-way point, they increase the
number that can be handled by as much as 20 percent.
During the increased transit schedule, Canal pilots
and towboat masters have absorbed the extra work within
their ranks, since it is almost impossible to hire
temporary employees qualified to do their jobs. "The
pilot work load has not decreased since January," says
Pilot Division Chief Capt. James R. Kaufman, adding
that the 251 Canal pilots are cooperating with the
demand for their services. "When asked to volunteer for
work during their time off, they have responded well."
says Kaufman.
Discussing the equipment used to get linehandlers to
the ships and to safely positions ships at the locks, acting
Canal Services Chief Canute A. Cockburn says, "We've
increased the number of launches and tugs and the
number of watches they work." Canal Services Division
has hired 113 more employees to augment their
linehandling and launch teams because of relay
Locks Division has hired 140 temporary employees
to help with the extra work. Miraflores Locks crews begin
relays in one lane at 4 p.m. and run them all night until
8 a.m. Using 14 locomotives, Gatun Locks crews keep
relays going in one lane around the clock. At Pedro
Miguel Locks, relays are not a benefit because it has only
one chamber per lane, but capacity has been increased by
continuous operation of the second lane that is normally
idle during the midnight to 8 a.m. shift.
According to Locks Division Chief Jorge Quijano,
the accelerated pace at the locks requires a concentration
of available equipment, and postponement of all but
necessary maintenance work. Essential maintenance has
been increased, however. Gatun Locks acting operations
supervisor Ricardo L. Alleyne says, "We have increased
locomotive maintenance personnel and, instead of
working eight hours a day, we are maintaining shifts
running around the clock, seven days a week."
Increased traffic may be creating more work for
Canal employees today, but it also reflects the service
that employees have provided in the past. "The best
indicator that we are doing the job right is an increase in
the use of the Canal," says Executive Planning Director
Richard A. Wainio, adding, "It sends a signal that the
maritime community finds the Canal an efficient way to
move its cargo."

The Panama Canal Spillway
April 7, 1995

Switch to seven-digit
dialing set for June

At midnight June 2, the telephone system for the
entire Republic of Panama will be switched from a six-
digit to a seven-digit format. Within the Panama Canal
Commission system, the only numbering changes will be
in the prefix, with 52 becoming 272, 56 changing to 276,
and 43 switching to 443. The last four digits of all
Commission numbers will remain the same.
Both official and residential users should start
planning now to minimize disruptions during the
switchover. The Communications Branch and Panama
Canal Training Center are planning a series of briefings
for representatives of all Commission units to help them
prepare for the change. Schedules for the briefings will
be announced through the Professional Office System
(PROFS) and Official Bulletin. The Commission is also
planning to distribute an interim telephone book and
organizational chart in conjunction with the switchover
and is preparing new official stationery to reflect the
Non-official users should contact those who
communicate with them by telephone, facsimile or
modem to notify them of the switchover date and new
numbers. In addition, computer software and electronic
devices may have to be reprogrammed and personal
documentation updated to reflect the new numbers.
Future issues of the Panama Canal Spillway will
provide additional information.

Panama Canal Spillway
April 21, 1995


Effective 3 June, 1995



89- Atlantic




All Panama numbers have changed. Complete
listing is too long to print. Listing on file in
office. Call 813-391-4359.

Panama Canal Spillway
May 5, 1995

World's largest sloop rig
makes southbound passage

By Susan K. Stabler

The 130-foot steel hulled sloop Endeavour made a
southbound Panama Canal transit last month on its way
to the west coast of the United States, Alaska and the
Pacific. Those who watched the sleek yacht hull slice
through Canal waters may have a hard time believing it
was once sold for scrap.
Endeavour was launched in 1934 as an America's
Cup challenger. Its original owner, airplane wizard Sir
T.O.M. Sopwith, applied aviation technology to the rig
and winches, but the yacht never quite won the cup. It
did, however, dominate the British racing arena until
1938, when it was laid up for World War II.
After the war, the Endeavour, like the legendary
horse Black Beauty, suffered in the hands of careless
owners. Sold for scrap in 1947, it was bought by a new
owner just hours before demolition. In the 1970s it sank
in a river and was salvaged by two carpenters, who
patched it with plastic bags. A total wreck by 1984, it sat
and rusted in an abandoned seaplane base in southern
England, with no keel, rudder, ballast or interior. That's
when its savior and current owner, American
yachtswoman Elizabeth Meyer bought it and began a
five-year restoration.
Rather than move the fragile hull. Meyer constructed
a building over it. She rebuilt the keel and ballast,
repaired and replaced the frames and hull plating and
fabricated a new rudder. Once seaworthy, Endeavour was
towed to Holland, where the mast, boom and rigging
were designed and built and the engine, generators and
mechanical systems were installed. The interior, with its
cherry walls, beveled glass, nickel and platinum plated
fixtures and tapestries were also completed, leaving the
yacht as plush as an expensive home.
Endeavour can accommodate eight charter
passengers in four staterooms, two with queen-size, one
with king-size and one with twin berths. Forward of the
staterooms, there's a saloon and dining area, complete
with a marble fireplace, solid cherry dining table,
concealed bar and entertainment systems. There are also
crew quarters, a galley and laundry room.
The largest sloop rig in the world, Endeavour carries
over 9,000 square feet of sail about a third the area of
a football field. Its mast rises 17 stories above the water.
Since being re-launched in 1989, the yacht has logged
more than 50,000 miles, cruising the waters of Europe,
the Mediterranean, the West Indies, the United States
and Canada and hosting more than 2,000 passengers.

The Panama Canal Spillway
March 10, 1995

Editor must have by:

August 4, 1995

Autopista work to begin
by April

PYCSA, a Mexican consortium which won the
contract to build the Panama-Colon autopista, will begin
work on the $328 million project in March or April,
according to the Ministry of Public Works. The
government has promised that the project will not use
any public funds, but the developers will be paid through
toll collections. INRENARE will work with PYCSA in an
attempt to reduce any environmental damage caused by
the new highway.
The planned autopista is criticized by opposition
parties and environmental groups. The former call the
financial projections unrealistic, and say that few will be
willing to pay the planned $3.50 per car toll. A coalition
of 15 environmental groups called the environmental
impact studies which were done for the project "insuffi-
cient and without credibility."

The Panama News
January 27 February 9, 1995 issue

Canal weeds may become
paper source

University of Panama chemistry professor Elba de
Medrano has announced successful study results, wherein
she found that aquatic plants which grow in the canal are
a scientifically viable source of paper pulp. Further
studies are needed to determine if the idea is
economically feasible.
The weeds were originally introduced into the canal
to limit erosion from the banks of Culebra Cut. But they
soon became an overgrown nuisance, and various means
have been tried to control them. In the 60s and 70s,
manatees were introduced with little success. In more
recent years, weed-eating snails have been introduced
with mixed results.
Panama now imports large quantities of newsprint,
including the paper upon which these words are printed.
If Professor de Medrano's investigations turn out to
be fruitful, aquatic plants may be converted from a
nuisance into a valuable resource.

The Panama News
January 27 February 9, 1995 issue.

Your Reporter Says ...


Linda Weir spent a week with her parents, Elsie and
Woody Woodruff, in March. Linda has relocated from
Los Angeles to Florida where she is living temporarily
with her sister Darlene Hunt and her family.
Jill Stanford from Coppell, TX, spent her spring
break with her grandmother Martha Bradford. Jill is the
daughter of Nancy Basham Stanford and Larry Stanford.
She is a sophomore at Coppell High School. She thinks
Dothan is cool (nice, interesting, etc., as opposed to
temperature). Grandmother Bradford and granddaughter
Jill enjoyed their time together. She will be coming back
with her family in July. Marty's comment after Jill's
departure "it's sure great being a grandmother". Isn't that
the truth!
Millie Patton and Marty Bradford spent Easter with
their children and grandchildren, Linda and Mike
Basham, daughter Susie and son Karl, in Enterprise, AL.
Karl will spend this summer at Army ROTC Summer
Camp at Fort Knox, KY, which will probably lead to an
ROTC scholarship for him. Susie is in her first year at
Enterprise Junior College and also works at a health
food store. Their dad, Mike, teaches at Enterprise Junior
College and Troy State as a Mathematics teacher. Their
mom, Linda, works in Protocol at Ft. Rucker and I
understand does an outstanding job. She has received
many awards for her work.
Our birthday luncheon for March had a St. Patrick's
Day theme. Birthday girls were Stella Nita and Gertrude
Paige. A good time was had by all.

SPs -



Gertrude Paige and Mary Mallia (90 years young) at
the March Birthday Luncheon.

Our birthday luncheons are held on the first
Wednesday of each month. If you are in the area, please
stop at the Olympia Spa and join us.

Dolores W. Cleveland
(334) 793-4812


The Spring meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Arizona was held on Saturday, March 25, 1995, at noon
at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Chandler, AZ. Those
attending were Charles Judge, Charles Crosby, Carl
Berg, Charles and Anne (Trimble) Parks, Allan Pratt,
Ellen Altman, Helen Munson, Richard and Monica
Staab, Gerald and Patricia Doyle, Earl and Velma Engel,
Darrell and Nancy (Kariger) Eide, Charles and Emily
McCullum, Grace MacVittie and guest Blanche (Adler)
Browne, Larry and Carol Anne McDougal, Warren and
Dora LeGrys, Peggy Bradley, Dan and Miriam Hirschl,
Loring and Evelyn White, Alan and Natalia Broderick,
Chester and Mary Grace Oakes, Jeff and Melissa
Hirschl, and Nancy (Crooks) Koeplinger and her guest
Edna LaBrie. Nancy said she had enjoyed a wonderful
visit with her sister Betty (Crooks) Ingram and family in
Ontario, CA. Betty directs a senior group of singers
called the "Mellowdears" and Nancy was pleased to be
invited to perform with the group in their holiday
programs for the community. Grace MacVittie's guest,
Blanche Browne, born in the Canal Zone and a former
resident of Pedro Miguel, was enthusiastically greeted by
other former Pedro Miguel folks. She was visiting from
Columbia, SC, and says she returns often to Panama as
she still has children and grandchildren living there.

Officers of the Panama Canal Society of Arizona, front
L-R: Evelyn White, Recording Secretary, Nancy Grace
Oakes, Corresponding Secretary, Warren Oakes,
Activities Coordinator. Back L-R: Daniel Hirschl,
Treasurer, Jeffrey Hirschl, President, Anne Parks,

Peggy Bradley, Natalie Broderick, and Blanche
Adler Browne, visiting from Columbia, S.C.

Darrell Eide and Nancy (Kariger) Eide showed tapes
of their trip to the San Bias and former Canal Zone.

We enjoyed the continuation of the presentation by
the Eides of their trip to Panama and the San Bias
Islands and they have had several requests for copies of
the tapes.
C. H. (Mac) McCullum and wife Emily sure were
proud of that new great-grandson, Casey Joseph Graw,
born December 3, 1994.
Everyone present was delighted with the new
membership name tags, and the logo for the 80th
anniversary of the Panama Canal designed by Chester
Oakes is quite impressive on the stationery.
Recently I had a call from a former classmate
(BHS'48) of mine who was visiting in Arizona from
Idaho. Barbara (Hatchett) Jackson was "on the road
again" in her RV and we had a great lunch and talked
and talked and talked. Our class is planning a reunion in
'98 and we are anxious to contact as many of our former
classmates as possible.
I drove down to Tucson in March to spend the day
with Pat (Mrs. Robert) Ridge who was there visiting
daughter Rachel and family, including a brand-new
grandson. Had a lovely afternoon but as my photos did
not come out I'd like to hear from Pat or Rachel to
submit pictures of that beautiful new grandbaby.
Had a call from Niza and Bob Greig who were
visiting friends in Laughlin, NV, and though we were
unable to get together at the time, I hope all went well
for them on their trip back to Roseburg, OR.

"F" F-M--' Jn^TO~i.^aflB--
L-R: Manuel Casis, Charles Parks with daughter
Rachel, Charles Parks, Sr., Dana Parks, Susan
(Parks) Casis, Pierre Maldonado, Katie Heath-
Parks, James Parks, James Parks II, the bride Judy
Kallenig Parks, Alleysa Kallevig, groom Lawrence
Parks, Guy Boatwright, Michael Casis, Brandy
Medlin, Anne (Trimble) Parks, Shanie Parks, Lisa
(Parks) Boatwright, Craig Boatwright, Barbara
Kaste, Paul Parks. Photo by Lee Kaste.

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Charlie and I flew to Florida in early April to attend
the wedding of son, Sgt. Lawrence Parks and Judy Marie
(Kallevig) Parks in Port St. Lucie. My brother George
Trimble and wife Leona came down from Starke, FL, and
our son Charles and wife Dana and daughters Hannah
and Rachel came from Hopkins, MN. Rachel was
introduced to her Florida aunts, uncles and cousins who
had not seen our fifteenth and youngest grandchild.
Surprising everyone, son Paul flew up from Panama to
attend his brother's wedding. It was a chance for another
great family reunion.
The next meeting of the Panama Canal Society of
Arizona will be held on November 4, 1995, at noon at the
Rodeway Inn in Tucson, AZ. All members and visitors
are cordially invited to attend if you are in the

Anne M. Parks
(602) 931-1081


Before I forget, the annual picnic for this area will be
held on Fathers' Day, June 18, 1995, at Agri Park in
Fayetteville, AR. If you are in the neighborhood, feel free
to come. Bring a covered dish and your own utensils and
enjoy the camaraderie of "good old" Zonians.
Saw this in the Sporting News: Terry Moore,
celebrated outfielder of the Saint Louis Cardinals passed
away. Lots of us will remember him from his playing in
the Canal Zone.
Lynn (Dunning) and Jess Harp are expecting their
second child in October. Jess's sister, Mary (Harp)
Cohen, is expecting her first child in November. Lynn's
parents, Bill and Betty Dunning, came to visit again in
February. They'll visit more now that there's
John and Molly Michaelis went to Florida to
celebrate the 90th birthday of Hyce Pena. While there
they also visited with other friends. On the way home,
they stopped in Cullman, AL, at a museum that displayed
miniatures. Also, in April they are expecting a visit from
their son Zachary and family from California.
Dorothy Sanders enjoyed having her family; son Jack
and son Bruce and Sandy with her for several days.
Besides having a good visit they took care of yard
problems and paperwork. The day before they left, Sandy
received word that her mother in Virginia was quite ill.
After they get home to Piano, TX, Sandy will fly to
Virginia to be with her mother.
Evelyn Engelke continues to do okay. Enjoys outings
to the home of her daughter Judy Montanaro. They all
are expecting a visit from sister, Fran Elmendorf, in late
April to celebrate Evelyn's birthday.
Harold and Jerry Harp are keeping busy with chores
outside the house.
Betty McGilberry enjoyed a trip to Hot Springs to
watch the horses run at Oaklawn Race Track.
David and Lou Colclasure are moving to Fayetteville,
AR, where he will be closer to the University of

Joe and Greta Vowell have about finished the
refurbishing of their house. They also attended a Bruce
Springsteen concert in Springfield, MO.
Peggy and Nobby Keller report that they are planning
a trip to California in July for her mother's 95th birthday.
Etta Fay Terrell reports that Ellen (Clute) Starkey
and husband Ted visited Andrea and Paul Oliver in
Metairie, LA, during the last few days of Mardi Gras
season. Over the weekend they all travelled to Moss
Point, MS, to visit Georgia (Smith) Sumrall and husband
Jim. On returning to Metairie, Ellen and Ted got to see
several Mardi Gras parades. Biggest thrill was to ride
dressed in costumes in one of the parades throwing
trinkets to the crowd.
Marion Colclasure says her mom, Addie, and her
aunt Juanita came from Garden City, KS, for her mom's
birthday. While here, Addie took care of some personal
Jessie Newhard is doing well and enjoys outings with
friends in clubs that she belongs to.
Mike and Henrietta Horoda tell us that son Mark
passed the Arkansas bar examination and has accepted a
job as deputy prosecuting attorney with Fort Smith. Also,
daughter Becky is with Lutheran Social Services in their
marketing department in Dallas, TX.
Maxine Reinhold is heading north in early May to St.
Paul, MN, and then on to New Hampshire to visit with
son Mel and family. Mel was here for the St. Patrick's
day weekend and helped his mother with several "honey
do" tasks around the house.
Willard and Kathleen Huffman had a nice four-day
trip to Oaklawn Race Track in Hot Springs, AR. Picked
up enough money to take care of four days in Hot
Springs, but not enough to pay for the bus trip. Will
Huffman, oldest son, is teaching a young hunters class
around Wynne, AR, and that includes the advantages of
having a good retrieving dog when hunting ducks. Master
Sgt. James, youngest son, who is stationed in Japan will
take off the month of May for TDY in Alaska. Mary
(Huffman) Novak along with daughter Heather and son
Casey will fly from Seattle, WA, this summer to visit her
parents in Rogers, AR. Willard has garden half planted
and will finish up in a couple of weeks.
Jack and Joan Corliss should be enjoying a two-
week cruise from Fort Lauderdale at this writing. Went
to Hot Springs, AR, to see Shirley and Chuck
Cavanaugh who were visiting with Shirley's sister. They
also enjoyed the horse races.
Alice and William "Red" Nail are busy with cleaning
up the yard. They also report that Stewart Warner was in
town to visit his mother.
Your reporter, Bud Balcer, enjoyed the company of
his brother, Dr. Charles Balcer, and his wife Elizabeth
when they stopped on their way to Kissimmee, FL. On
their way back, friends of theirs in Fayetteville, AR, took
us to an Arkansas Lady Razorback basketball game at
Bud Walton Arena. The Lady 'Backs were upset victors
over Vanderbilt. Still am planning to attend the upcoming

Robert "Bud" Balcer
(501) 273-3754

Mike Burton, Jr., son of Eldridge Burton of
Fayetteville, has moved recently from Memphis, TN, to
Springdale, AR, where he has taken a position with
Climatic Corporation, which is planning a major
expansion in the next few years. Mike has been joined by
his wife Caroline and their younger daughter, Michele.
Caroline will be teaching at Northwest Community
College in Rogers, and Michele will enroll as a freshman
at UA, Fayetteville, in the fall. An older daughter, Tracy,
will remain in Memphis to complete her college
education. Mike, who grew up in the Canal Zone and is
a graduate of BHS, received training and experience in
air conditioning through an Army program. He met
Caroline when they were both students at the UA, and
they are happy to be back in Arkansas.
Another former Zonian now residing in Arkansas is
Dick Sullivan, who, with his wife Sondra, moved to
Mountain Home in February 1993 from Sherman, TX,
where they had lived since 1983. Dick, now retired, was
a commercial pilot for United Air Lines. He commuted
between Dallas and Chicago, and for most of the time
flew DC-10s between Chicago and Honolulu. Dick grew
up in the Canal Zone and graduated from CHS. He is
the son of the late Richard Lane Sullivan and Ada
Sullivan Person. Dick and Sondra celebrated their 40th
wedding anniversary last December. They have two
daughters, Colby and Tracy, both of whom were born in
Utrecht, Netherlands, while Dick was on an Air Force
tour with the 32nd Fighter Day Squadron in 1957-61.
Colby, her husband and three children live in Lake Villa,
IL, north of Chicago, and Tracy lives in Springfield, IL.
Robert and Marcia Jones of Granbury, TX, were
houseguests of Mary Condon at Butterfield Trail Village
in Fayetteville in March. While there, they celebrated
Robert's birthday. Also, they went to Bentonville and had
lunch with Greta and Joe Vowell, Jr., and Max and Earl
Gladys Marie York, daughter of Keith York,
Fayetteville, from Las Cumbres, Panama, who works for
the Federal government as a computer scientist, arrived
April 27 to spend the weekend with Keith and Winona
Andree Lee Collins, of St. Louis, MO, spent three
weeks with her mother Frances Whitlock over Easter.
Peter Butz, Jr., a student at Northeastern State
University in Tahlequah, OK, has been selected for
membership in Alpha Chi honorary society. He
maintained a 3.6 grade point average at NSU and is also
a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon and Rho Theta Sigma.
He is the grandson of Harry and Lenor Butz of
Springdale. Early in March, Carl and Petie Maedl spent
a week at the Ozark Folk Center near Mountain View,
AR, attending their third elderhostel program, which they
enjoyed very much. There were 29 people there from 8
states. One of the items on their agenda was a visit to
Blanchard Springs Caverns. The Maedls were Delegates
to the Arkansas Federation NARFE convention in
Bentonville in April.
Gloria Malsbury continues to enjoy working at a
counselor with the "Bread of Life" program at the United
Methodist Church in Springdale. She works one day a
week to assist people who have special needs, and she
finds this very rewarding.

Petie Maedl
24 (501) 442-5033

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The annual PCSSC Business Meeting held at the
Holiday Inn, Laguna Nigel on March 5th was well-
attended even though it was a gloomy, rainy day in
usually sunny California. The cheer extended by our
greeters, however, warmed the day.
As custom dictates, our Spring meetings also have a
short memorial service a time to remember our
departed members and friends. This year we
remembered Ted E. Englebright, President of our Society
from 1965-66; Jerome E. Steiner; Alexander McKeown,
Jr.; Anna (Mans) Jones; Elsie (Neely) Smith; Ellen
(Greenleaf-Bailey) Johnson; Anna Japs; Aloysius Zon;
Robert M. Quinn, brother of Bill Quinn; Marjorie
French; Alice Hazel Roche; and Hazel Kilbey, mother of
Jolie Seeley. After a few moments of quiet meditation,
lunch was served.

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PCSSC Luncheon, March 5,
Adams, Francis Fitzpatrick.

1995. Bob and Ruth

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New President, Dr. John Hanson

Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Francis
Fitzpatrick, announced the slate of Officers for 1995-96:
President Dr. John M. Hanson; 1st Vice President -
Bartley (Bob) Wolfenstein; 2nd Vice President Evelyn
(Belanger) Wood; Secretary Eileen T. Peterson;
Treasurer Joan Ridge de Grummond; Newsletter
Editor Linda (Reimann) Morris; Hospitality Secretary -
Stephanie (Milburn) Johnson; Membership Secretary -
Helen (Hasemann) Ress; and Chaplain Warren A.
Wood. The slate was accepted unanimously.

John Hanson, Lisa Guinn, Letty Moore, Janet
Laschinger, Norma Horine.
Dr. John Hanson, President-elect, took the podium
and enthusiastically spoke of his plans for the upcoming
year. His unique project will be based on member
participation, everyone working together, strengthening
the society through involvement.
Dr. John announced persons to serve in the capacity
of Ministers to help attain his goal. His Ministers are:
Ms. Priscilla Gorgas Pastor, Minister of Health, based
on her glowing, healthy look. Ms. Betty Sue Gorgas,
Minister of Fashion, who will discuss fashion trends,
styles and style tips for both the ladies and gents. Ms.
Janet Nesbitt Laschinger, Minister of Bajun Humor.
Janet is well known as our in-house Bajun jokester and
will continue to keep us laughing. Ms. Jolie Seeley is our
Minister of Travel. Our Jolie is always on the go. She will
share her travel tips and discuss wonderful places to see.
Ms. Lettie Moore is our Minister of Cooking. Lettie
will share nutritional recipes with us with the help of Al
Pastor, designated Minister of Spices and Herbs
Culinary. Charlie Becktell is our Minister of History. He
will review past, present, and future events with the

group. Charlie will be assisted by David Hollowell,
Minister of Jack of All Trades. David has been most
helpful in the past obtaining films and "stuff' for the
group, so he will be invaluable. These gents will be our
The vivacious Eva Thompson will be our Minister of
Good Will. Her smiling good humor has made her a
favorite in our gatherings. Noble Phillips is our Minister
of Planning; Norma Horine, Minister of Education; Ed
Lang, Minister of Bells; and Bob Moser, Minister of the
Beyond. From all indications, this will be an exciting fun-
filled year with the incomparable Dr. John at the helm.
For our main program, we enjoyed a film prepared
by Lt. Will Hall on his 1993 trip to Panama. It was
current and well-documented and everyone enjoyed it.
Many thanks to Joan Ridge de Grummond for sharing it
with us.
Of course, there were door prizes and Lotteria
prizes. Everyone was thrilled with their wins.

Four generations of Calls gather for Christmas at the
home of Roy and Arbulin Call.

Our next meeting will be held once again at the
Holiday Inn, Laguna'Nigel on August 6th. This will be
our "Memorabilia" Luncheon. We invite you all to join us
for a grand time.

Linda Reimann Morris
(619) 272-9729



On March 12, Flora Madison, Holiday, FL, was
honored on her birthday with a birthday luncheon. Each
of her friends brought a covered dish. Those present are
shown in the accompanying picture.
Marie Bart Bishop, Colorado, had a nice long chat
with this reporter reminiscing about "home" and many
mutual friends from Panama, especially her longtime
friend, Marie Hunsecker.

L-R seated: Vera Smith, Mildred Harper, Dick Parker,
Flora Madison, Edna Wertz. On floor: Betty Smith.
Back row: Jeanne Wheeler, Bud and Aura Erikson,
Elma Seiferlein.
Bob and Nancy Van Siclen were away the first week
of May when they motored to King George, VA, to
attend the graduation of Nancy's niece, Susan Straub.
On May 6, Susan received her BA in Business
Administration from Mary Washington College in
Fredericksburg, VA.
After enjoying a visit with Nancy's family, the Van
Siclens made a side trip to Williamsburg, VA, before
returning home to Seminole.
Over the Palm Sunday weekend, Bud and Aura
Erikson drove to Panama City, FL, to visit their
granddaughter Alice and her husband Tim Barrett.
Barbara (Erikson) and Paul Adamson came from
Birmingham, AL, to be with the family. All enjoyed the
big Seafood Festival and seeing the huge new one-stop
Wal-Mart store that sells everything.
Mrs. Thelma Carey recovered from her hip surgery
performed in mid-February in Charlotte, NC. Many
people will remember her as a nurse at Colon Hospital
and Coco Solo Hospital. She is the widow of Howard H.
Carey, a well-known Atlantic side golfer, fisherman and
a member of "La Junta". "La Junta" was a group of men
who made an annual trip to the Volcan. If you can corner
"Buckeye" Swearingen, he can tell you all about those
fun-filled trips.
Easter week was enjoyed by Betty and "Buckeye"
Swearingen while they visited with their son Paul, his
wife Debbie (Carey) and grandson Brandon, in Charlotte,
NC. From there all the Swearingens went to visit
Buckeye's mother, Mrs. Helen Swearingen, in Orlando,
Paul and Debbie were surprised when Beth Wainio
Deaton, Wilmington, NC, and Phillip Wolf popped in for
a visit. Over dinner, they both enjoyed catching up on
news with Paul and Debbie.
Who remembers the Boyd triplets of Panama City,
Rep. of Panama? Elena, Edith and Millie were
stagestruck as young girls and, to this day, they continue
performing as the Del Rubio Trio singing and
accompanying themselves on their guitars. Their most
recent appearance was performing for Mrs. Minnie
Cohen's 109th birthday at the Huntington Valley Nursing
Center in Huntington, CA. Isabel Gibson, a longtime
close friend, keeps in close touch and reports they often
do gigs in nursing homes and lounges.
It's nice to know that people do read the Directory.
While perusing the recent issue, Dan and Ida Pagenta

found out that this reporter lives across the lawn and
were pleased to find a Zonian living so near them. They
have often wanted to attend some PC Society meetings
but put it off to "next month". Now they are enthusiastic
to attend in the future. Many will remember that Dan
had a very successful insurance business in Panama City
and made his home in Las Cumbres.
A new grandson! Barbara (Boyer) Slover spent
Easter week in Dothan, AL, helping the Otis Ramey III
family after the birth of the new baby. She said she was
worn out after cooking, cleaning, running after 3 active
children. She was very happy to return home to rest.
Jane (Presley) Huldtquist spent the Easter weekend
visiting with sister Betty and Bud Huldtquist. Jane
enjoyed her visit with them and seeing so many of her
Canal Zone friends at church. Among those she visited
with were Margaret (Whelan) Janssen, Catherine
(Whelan) and Eddie Filo, and Jack and Margaret
(Moore) Hern, Sr.

Betty Snow
(813) 799-4769


Louise Pustis recently returned from a three-week
visit to Springfield, VA, with her son Joseph Pustis, Lt.
Col. USAF (Ret.), and family. When she arrived her son
surprised her with a ticket to spend a weekend in Boston,
MA, where she grew up and spent most of her early
years. Joe accompanied his mother and together they saw
and visited special locations that brought many happy
memories and reminisces about her earlier years there.
Louise also had a visit with another son Tom Pustis,
Lt. Col. USAF, who is stationed in Sacramento, CA, but
was in Washington, DC, on business. She spent a day in
Washington and especially enjoyed seeing the cherry
blossoms and going to Annapolis.
Shortly after she returned to Sarasota her other son
Steven arrived in the middle of April from Bend, OR, to
spend two weeks with his mother.
Wilma Hidalgo, who recently retired as Librarian
Technician at the Fort Clayton Library, came to Sarasota
several months ago. She has now become a full-fledged
Sarasotan as she moved to her own home in April.
Curtis and Emily Bliss of Rockledge, FL, were
guests of honor at a family dinner party at the home of
his brother-in-law and sister, George and Mayno (Bliss)
Walker, in celebration of their 48th wedding anniversary
on Valentine's Day. They received several phone calls
and happy remembrances for this special occasion.
Mike Greene was honored on his 85th birthday at a
dinner party given by his wife Marion (Neely) Greene at
their home in Sarasota with forty guests present. Out-
of-town guests included the hostess' sister, Esther (Neely)
Burk, from New Port Richey; Mike's niece and her
husband, Deborah and Ed Helm, from Louisiana; and
Ruth and Al Strohocki from Virginia.
Mary Orr had a special birthday present with the
arrival of her nephew, Dr. Fred Wells, from Perth,
Australia, for a week's visit before flying to Kerrville, TX,
to participate in the 50th wedding anniversary celebration
of his parents, Fred and Marion (Orr) Wells.
Dr. Wells is Curator of Mollusks at the Western

Emily and Curtis Bliss celebrate their 48th wedding

Australian Museum, and while in Sarasota visited Sanibel
Island and met with the Director of the new museum to
be opening there soon. Fred and Mary spent a day in St.
Petersburg with lifetime Zonian friends, Roy and Frances
(Violette) Sharp, Bill and Jean Violette and Mrs. Alma
Burrow. They joined the group at the Columbia
Restaurant for dinner and lots of reminiscing.
Mayno Walker, Stella (Boggs) DeMarr and Rick
Nelson joined Colin and Rosemary Campbell at a get-
together luncheon at their winter residence in Venice,
FL. Colin, Mayno and Stella are classmates from
Cristobal High School Class of 1934, and get together
annually when they come to Venice. The Campbells
returned from a week's trip to Panama and enjoyed
sightseeing, going to San Bias, a transit of the Canal, etc.,
with much reminiscing for each of them.
In March, Joe and Rae Ebdon and his brother Fred
and Bev Ebdon travelled to Georgia to visit the Joe
Ebdon's son, Dick, his wife Kathy and family at their
home in Marietta, GA.
Later in April, Kathy Ebdon and daughter Jennifer
came to Sarasota for a short visit with Rae and Joe. A
highlight of their trip was the daily trips to our sandy
beaches. Another April houseguest was Rae's brother,
Deane Eppley, who drove down from Vienna, VA, for a
short visit.
Recently, Jenny, a high school sophomore, competed
in the Georgia State Gymnastic Championship. Jenny
won first place in the Level 10 group and now ranks
number 1 in the state of Georgia in that level.
Blanche Hartman enjoyed an Easter visit from her
son Leo Mclntire, his wife Susie, and his young daughter,
Teri, who flew in from Tulsa, OK, for the holiday. Stella
DeMarr and Rick Nelson of Bradenton and Milton and
Shirley Altmark joined the group for the Easter
Sandra (Hughes) Claflin and her granddaughter
Jessica of Merritt Island spent the Easter weekend with
her mother, Myrtle Hughes. Sandra and her
granddaughter were also guests at the Canal Zone
Birthday Club luncheon hosted by Jay Cain at the Mel-
O-Dee Restaurant in Sarasota.
Mrs. Tommy Roth enjoyed the Easter holiday with
her son-in-law and daughter, Arthur and Marilyn (Roth)

Banks, and their daughter Melissa. Arthur is President
and General Manager of Duval Ford in Jacksonville, FL.

Gladys B. Humphrey
(813) 955-1900


News from Tallahassee is rather scarce since the last
issue was sent in. Those of you who live in the
surrounding area of Tallahassee please remember that I
would be glad to get a phone call or a note from you
with any information of activities.
Diane French from Jacksonville, FL, informed me of
the birth of her grandchild and told me about their trip
out to Ft. Collins, CO, where they bought a home and
will have moved there before the next Canal Record
comes out.
Skip is still very active with barbershop singing and
his quartet (Rare Rendition) have performed for many
functions in Tallahassee and around the state. They
recently performed for a gala five-hour sale at Parisians
Department Store and "Death by Chocolate", which is an
annual fund-raiser for the Florida Historical Association,
held at the Old Capitol building in Tallahassee. Hundreds
of guests enjoyed every kind of chocolate imaginable
which was prepared by all the local well-known
restaurants. It was attended by a large group of public
notables. To be invited to entertain was an honor for the
quartet. They had a ball singing for all the lovely ladies
who were dressed in their period gowns of the 1900s.
Skip will be attending an annual two-day barbershop
school/competition in Melbourne in June. The school
will be free for "Rare Rendition" because they won 1st
place last year in Panama City.
Skip is fine after his hip replacement operation and
is walking all over town without a cane and doing great.

Beverly R. Rowley
(904) 422-2151


Over the February 10th weekend Disney World
endured a friendly invasion of Hookers. Jana Hooker
McCormack, her two little boys, Tucker and Buck, her
mother, sister and niece spent a very enjoyable weekend
at the Fort Wilderness resort in the Disney complex.
Jerry (Tiger) Maloney, longtime friend and PanCanal
retiree, drove from Tampa to be with the Hooker-
McCormack families.
Jana left Panama in 1985 to return to her native
Tennessee and married well-known Memphis radio
personality, John "Bad Dog" McCormack.
Jerry retired in 1989 from the PCC Refrigeration and
A/C Branch. He is now enjoying his golden years in

Mariela (Meggers) McNally and her husband Mike
had a group of "Zonies" over to their beautiful home in
April to visit with their houseguests, Joe Garcia (now
living in Port Orange, FL), and Maxine (Baggott) and
Larry Nolde (now living in Dothan, AL). The "Zonies"
there that evening were: Tere Aleman; Mary (Scigliane)
Leach; Mary and Lou Scigliane; Rosemary Abad; George
t Garcia; Pennye and Jerry Rose, Dick and Diane Wallace,
Ray Burda; Bill and Carole Arnold, Jim Rambo; Jean
S Patterson; Doug Priester (visiting from SC); Camille
Bassett; Reyna and Jose Rivera; Gloriela and Stephen
SHenderson, Lester Smith, Eleanor Waldrop (friend of
Mary Leach) and Bob and Gladys Ohlin. It was nice
seeing everyone once again. Rosemary Abad made her
delicious and famous "flan" for dessert.

Jana, Tucker, the Buckman and Tiger at the Magic

All the sights were seen (well, almost all), including
Old Town in Kissimmee. Old Town, by the way, is often
overlooked and should be taken in (Saturday nights) if
you're into classic cars and pre-Beatles rock and roll.

Denise Clark
(813) 969-1875 Zonites at Mariella and Mike McNally's home in
Lilburn, GA., April 1995.


Ed Aanstoos wrote that the first week of January, he
and his wife Jinny were visited by their son Peter, his
wife Sharron and six-month-old daughter, Olive Lillian.
Little Olive is named after her great-aunt Olive Aanstoos
Ford. After their visit, Ed and Jinny drove Peter and
family to Hopewell, VA, to introduce them to their great-
aunt Olive. They then drove to Charleston, SC, for a
short visit with their older son Marty and his family. ,
Peter is studying to be a Registered Nurse in Santa
Barbara, CA. --
Joe Garcia, Bill Arnold, Ray Burda, June Stevenson
at Mariella and Mike McNally's home, April 1995.
After the 1995 Dry Season tour ended, Steve and I
stayed on in Panama for an extra week of R&R and
visited with several of our friends and family that are still
down there. Bob and Vicki (Hutchison) Boukalis invited
us on an overnight fishing trip on their boat, and we went
as far as the "3 Monks" to do some serious deep-sea
fishing. Bob, who is now retired and has time to perfect
his fishing methods, has a magic hand (or rod), as every
time he put his rod in the water, he caught a fish. I'm
talking about 100 fish in a two-day trip, mostly Red
Snapper with some Grouper. We had a wonderful time,
and envy their opportunities to do that on a regular basis.
We also saw Cheryl (Peterson) and Bob Russell, Tilly
McTaggart, Norita Scott, Julie and Fito DeLeon, and all
Peter, Sharon and Olive Lillian Aanstoos, Hopewell, of my friends and ex-coworkers in the Marine Director's
VA. January 1995, office. While in Panama we visited with Steve's brother,

Sydney Stevenson and his wife Stella and admired their
new home. They are building in Cerro Azul on the side
of a mountain where they have a million-dollar view of
the Panama Bay. We have been invited back to visit with
them, and I am quite sure we will do just that.

Davis Stevenson at Miraflores Locks doing his speech
on the operation of the Canal, March 1995. Note his
Panama Tours Guide Hat.

Ginny and Bruce Hearn invited Steve and I up to the
famous "SteepleChase" in Cumming, GA, on April 8th
and we had a great time. Didn't win any money on the
horse races, but enjoyed seeing all the people dressed to
the "nines" with their beautiful clothes and fancy cars.
Now I am back in the "real world" and have finally
put my feet back on the ground. I have also recovered
from the high pollen count that nearly did me in, so
guess I'll survive until next year, when I plan on returning
to Panama with the 1996 Dry Season Tour.

June A. Stevenson
(404) 995-7537


Had a welcome surprise visit and much Chinese
lunch/talk with Jo (Scott) Bernard, daughter of
Rosemond (Scottie) Scott, formerly of Curundu Heights.
(Scottie and I worked together in the command offices at
Quarry Heights in the 1950s.) Jo and some lady friends
were returning from a fascinating trip to Java, Lombok,
Bali, and Sulawesi, a trip they highly recommend. Jo and
husband Al live in Woodside, CA. Jo often visits her
mother who lives in Calistoga and is doing well.
Frequently I meet Marie Green out dancing and
dining and enjoying Hawaii social life. She spent five days
in Panama in December, mainly with her relatives and
with Sonia Valley and Gloria Endara from the Canal
area. Marie is taking ballroom and country dancing and
plans to start golf lessons. Says she can't believe she is
fortunate enough to live in this beautiful place with so
many enjoyable activities at hand in Waikiki.
Hank and Virginia (Ridge) Dolim made the one-
week Island cruise aboard the SS Constitution in

February, accompanied by her brother Jim Ridge from
Panama (via Florida and North Carolina). This was
planned to celebrate the Dolims' 54th wedding
anniversary (Jim had been an usher at their wedding in
Balboa). This was the fifth time the Dolims had taken
this cruise, and they won much champagne as the
longest-married couple aboard. Also, they renewed their
marital vows under the fine aegis of Captain Zarynoff.
The Dolims claim I persuaded them to attend the PC
Reunion this year by shaming him for never having
attend, though they both attend several of Hank's
reunions annually! (Virginia attended without him in

On the left: Hank Dolim. On the right, Virginia Dolim.
Standing center, two very nice waitresses on the SS
Constitution, Center: Jim Ridge.
My pal Elaine (Bohan) Hooper of Jonesboro writes
of the vast changes heard about in Panama City, which
apparently has grown outward so far that the ruins at
Panama Viejo are practically downtown. When we had
hayrides during our BHS days, the rides went as far as
the ruins, we got a coke or orange crush at the little
cantina, and then turned around to come home. Elaine
also says her two plus acres in Jonesboro are colorfully
abloom now.

L-R; Rick and Trish Royo, Reyna Royo, Erika Webb,
and Reynaldo Royo, in Honolulu, HI.
Rick and Trish Royo are moving in April to
Fayetteville, NC, for Rick's three-month training for a
new job in construction management, which will result in
an assignment in the Caribbean area, probably Puerto
Rico. They entertained a group of mostly former Panama
people with a farewell party, which included the Royo


twins, Reyna and Reynaldo, Bill Brophy, Erika Webb,
Christy (Brayton) Anderson, and Gerald Corrigan (from
Atlantic side, son of Collin Corrigan). Reyna and
Reynaldo will continue to reside in Hawaii for the next
few years. Michael and Christy Anderson live in Waikiki
- he's in the Coast Guard. Christy's father is Rod Brayton
of Balboa.
Easter Sunday brought a florid sunrise in clear,
breezy weather for the many sunrise services about Oahu.
My daughter Katya and I enjoyed the annual Easter
brunch at the Hawaii Yacht Club which featured the hat
parade contest for both children and adults. She and I
were among the winners for hats she decorated. When
Katya was in charge of the Superbowl Party at the
Hawaii Yacht Club (HYC), she needed a yell for the
cheerleaders of her team, the "Hot Nuts". I recalled a yell
from our BHS Pep Squad way, way back and her team
won. The original, altered by us to fit HYC, went, I think,
like so:

Boomalaka, boomalaka, bow wow wow;
Chikalaka, chikalaka, chow chow chow;
Boomalaka, chikalaka, well I guess
We are the gang from BHS!

Katya and I plan to attend the reunion at Orlando (it will
have been five years), and our cousin Arline (Schmidt)
Winerman may join us for a day or two.
When the elegant Kahala Hilton Hotel closed in
February for a year or two of remodeling, Mr. Ricardo
Tapia (from Panama) moved to Bangkok to become
General Manager of the lush Mandarin Hotel. He was
very gracious to three of us Zonian women who met him
once in his hotel office.
While Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan was visiting
Scottsdale, AZ, in March and April, she held a dinner
party for a former schoolmate, Dr. Fernando Tapia and
his wife, and Alice (Kain) Berry and husband Dave. She
also visited with her two nephews (Tom's sons), then to
Los Angeles and Ventura to see her sister Nancy

Lois DeLaMater Bates
(808) 923-2766


Jane McCauley of Terre Haute, IN, recently
returned from Boynton Beach, FL, where she visited for
a week with her daughter and son-in-law, Margie and
Harold Ochstein, and their daughter Dara. While there
she helped celebrate Dara's 12th birthday.
Upon Jane's return from Florida she enjoyed a visit
from two granddaughters, Meghan McCauley and Kristin
Jane reports a big event which took place in a Terre
Haute Mall recently. Kato Kaelin (of the O.J. Simpson
case) was recently there signing his autograph and
pictures. Thousands of people were there and paid for
the autographs and pictures. Part of the money was to go
to charity. Jane did not say if she was among those who

exchanged their money for an autograph or picture.
Robert and Ann Mowery of Linton, IN, now have
seven grandchildren. The newest arrival is a boy born last
November 30th. The daddy is their son Michael who lives
in Coal City, IN, which is pretty close to where Robert
and Ann live. Michael and his wife have two other
children--both girls. Robert and Ann have two daughters,
one living in Florida and the other in Indiana. Both
daughters have two children--each a boy and a girl.
Robert and Ann's youngest son Eric and his wife
Barbara live in Anchorage, AK. They are coming home
for a visit in May. A couple of months later, in July,
Robert and Ann are going to drive to Anchorage to visit
Eric and Barbara. They will camp along the way. When
they return we hope to hear from them again with some
highlights of their trip.
Although Claud and Ruth Lyon have not gone on
any trips recently they have kept in touch with people
they knew from Panama and the Canal Zone. They keep
in touch, mostly by phone, with relatives and friends in
Florida, including Eola Hamblen, Carlyle Lyon, Teddy
and Alice McGann, Dick Parker and Possum Parker.
Also with John ad Shirley Finlason in California and
Charles Stepp in Missouri and Bobby and Diosa Wood
in Louisiana. Locally they keep in touch with Hobart and
Leila Mills and with Nell Robles, the widow of Frank
Recently Pos Parker sent me a copy of a tape he
made while on a visit last year to Gatun and Margarita
and Colon. I enjoyed the tape so much that I made eight
copies and sent them to some of my friends and relatives
from the Panama/Canal Zone days. They all seemed to
enjoy the tape.

Claud E. Lyon
(812) 256-5842


Gene Gregg of Slaughter has heard from Jim
Palumbo in Panama that there's been a lot of changes in
the schools since Dr. Wolfe's retirement. Gene's daughter
Lynn Brown and her family are off to Costa Rica for a
week's vacation. Another daughter Gail Weien with her
husband Bob and daughters Molly and Sarah are home
from England for a visit. The Army's next duty
assignment for them is Hawaii.
Mary Ann and Leon F. "Bud" Hallett, Jr. celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary April 8 at the Knights
of Columbus Hall in Shreveport where they have lived
since August 1955. The celebration was hosted by their
children: Carol H. Rudd, Leon F. "Buddy" Hallett III,
Amy R. Hallett and W. Carey Hallett, Sr. and their
children's families. Carey was named after Bud's best
Friends and relatives from Louisiana, Arkansas,
Texas and Mississippi shared the festivities, including
former Zonian Billie Landrum and members of NARFE
Chapter 1622 for which Mary Ann is serving her second
year as president since her retirement from DHUD
(FHA) after 40 years of government service.

Marjorie Hallett Wervey's son and Bud's nephew,
Pete Wervey, flew down from Alliance, OH, to Little
Rock where his cousin Carol met him and drove him to
Shreveport as a well-kept surprise to share the
Another highlight of the occasion was a wonderful
letter written by Bob Van Siclen of Seminole, FL, in
which he recounted happy days growing up with Bud on
Tavernilla Street and Amador Road. Bud was born in
Gorgas and went through elementary school in Balboa
before leaving the first time for military school in the
The Halletts were married April 6, 1945, at Balboa
Union Church. Danny Cox was the soloist. Some of those
pictured at the reception and receiving line in the church
parlor are Peggy Bradley in front of Mary Ann, best man
Col. Frank C. Carey, Fred and Catherine Hunter with
daughter Catherine, Bud's mother Ida, Rabbi and Mrs.
Nathan Witkin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Violette, Ester E.
Campbell, Vera Hills, Bill and Diane Bright, and Dolly
Hull. Connie Gerrans is helping serve. The couple
honeymooned at the Washington Hotel in Colon.

Wide angle shot taken at the wedding reception of
Mary Ann and Leon F. "Bud" Hallett Jr., April 6,1945,
Balboa Union Church.

When the Halletts visited in 1991 for the first time
since 1946, they attended a service at the Union Church
as part of their trip down memory lane. While in Panama
they were entertained royally by Lois and Camillo
Porras, who celebrated their 50th anniversary at that
time, and by Dorita and Jorge Porras, who were guests
at the Halletts' wedding, their sister Rosemarie de la
Guardia and her husband Jimmy, as well as Mr. and
Mrs. Roberto Aleman. They also enjoyed revisiting
Amador Yacht Club and Pedro Miguel, and taking
pictures of the houses where they'd lived.
Vivian Haydel in Metairie gave us a call to check on
dues payments. Her son Norman (BHS'50) has retired
from his job now and is spending more time improving
his golf swing.
News from Robin Lacrouts of St. Rose just missed
the last issue. The girls had a wonderful Christmas with
lots of presents. Kasey turned two on December 30 with
a celebration at Chuck E Cheese's, a kids' pizza
restaurant and arcade.
CORRECTION -- that Rolls Royce Larry Lacrouts
got his wife Robin for Christmas 1993 was rented, not
purchased. This reporter regrets any confusion caused by
the error.

Robin Lacrouts with trick-or-treaters, Kasey the cow,
2; Jessica the monk, 10; and Alexha, a good witch, 3

Veralea "Billie" Holton Landrum dropped us a card
to say she's moved from Hanover Drive in Shreveport
and now lives in Anacoco, LA.

Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


Meanwhile down on the farm, things are pretty quiet.
The farmer and his wife (Owen and Gerda Smith)
decided not to plant a big garden this year. It seems they
were just fattening up the deer for the fall hunters.
Instead, they took some time off for Carnavalito in
Redington Beach, FL, where they partied at the '43 class
reunion. They visited with Owen's daughter Carol Leigh
and her husband Norm and then stopped in DeFuniak
Springs to see Owen's brother and his wife. In June the
Smiths plan a two-week camping trip to Colorado taking
grandson Kyle. They have reservations on the Durango
Railroad and a few motels.

Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761

Editor must have by:

August 4, 1995


Norma and Sam Irvin had some overnight
houseguests in February when John and Dona Brophy
stopped to visit on their way to Fernandino Beach, FL.
The Brophys planned to spend lots of time golfing in the
sun; however, just before leaving Maine, Dona slipped on
the ice and broke her collar bone. She was sporting a
sling so John had to do all the driving, etc. Pat and Jack
Hunt and Betty Quintero had dinner with the Irvins and
the Brophys and there was a great deal of "hospital talk"
during the evening. Jean Dombrowski had a short but
pleasant visit in March from Jack Patterson (BHS'63).
Jack is the son of John and Roberta (Johannes)
Patterson. He graduated with Jean's daughter Barbara
and is in business in Palm Harbor, FL. Barbara and
husband Tom Hanna spent a few days with Jean at
Easter time.
Ralph (CHS'50) and Joyce (Cookson) (CHS'55)
Malcolm visited with Pat and Jack Hunt at the end of
March. Ralph and Joyce live in Lewiston, MT, which I
understand is called the "last best place" in the U.S.;
probably because if you went any further north, you'd be
in Canada. The first part of their trip was by sled dog, I
think! Anyway, the Malcolms visited son Gary (BHS'77)
and wife Athena (Sedillo), (CZC'79), in Upper
Marlborough, MD, before coming to North Carolina.
Gary works in OSI for the Air Force. The main drawing
card in North Carolina, however, was the chance to meet
their second granddaughter, Sara Joyce. They naturally
had lots of snapshots to pass around. Joyce is the
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Milton Cookson, who I am
sure many Atlantic siders will remember as the pastor at
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Margarita and the
Church of Our Saviour in Cristobal in the early '50s. The
Cooksons returned to the U.S. for several years but came
back to St. Andrews Church in Cocoli in the early '70s.
Mrs. Emogene Cookson taught Art at the CZ College
from 1972-77. Rev. Cookson will be celebrating his 90th
birthday this month and he is still traveling around
Montana "filling in" in various churches. Ralph and Joyce
arrived in Hendersonville just in time to see Bill and
Betty Dunning before they left on their "annual" trip to
Germany to visit daughter Cheryl (BHS'75) and her
husband Mark Lowery.
The Hunts were expecting a visit in April from Paul
and Mary Schulte who retired in February from DOD
Schools. Unfortunately, the Schultes were unable to come
due to a family emergency in California. Mary taught
kindergarten and the primary grades at both Diablo and
Balboa and Paul taught 6th grade at Balboa Elementary
and then at Los Rios. In his last year at Los Rios, he had
a student who was the daughter of a student in his first
class at Diablo Elementary School. That's a lot of years
teaching. The Schultes' oldest daughter Stephanie
(BHS'85) is now a doctor, currently doing her internship
in LaCrosse, WI. Son Patrick (BHS'86) recently got out
of the Navy, after serving for six years. He was stationed
in Greece for most of that time. Daughter Jennifer
(BHS'91) graduated in May from St. Benedicts College
in St. Joseph, MN, and will be entering medical school
in the fall.
Jim Bradley made a quick trip to Hendersonville in
April to take care of a few jobs at his new house. Jim

and wife Diane had been here in December and Diane
filled the job jar before they left. While Jim was here
"Buckeye" and Betty (Farrell) Swearingen of Ft. Collins,
CO, paid him a short visit. They were visiting son Paul
(CHS'74) and grandson Brandon in Charlotte, NC. Jim
and Diane became grandparents for the first time with
the birth of grandson Cameron Michael to son Michael
(BHS'84) and his wife Kim (Lauderbaugh) (BHS'86).
Mike and Kim live in Charlotte also. Jim and Diane will
hopefully be joining our NC group permanently within
the next year.
Willy and Wilma Nowotny made a trip to Houston,
TX, in February to visit Roger Stowski, who was ill in the
MD Anderson Clinic. Roger died on February 8th. While
in Houston, the Nowotnys visited with Jack and Marge
(Rathgeber) Ruoff. They returned to Hendersonville and
left for Florida to attend the memorial service for Roger
and then spent three weeks visiting friends. They toured
NASA at Cape Kennedy and then went to Miami to see
Jan and Jeff Kline. Willy played lots of golf in Miami
with Jeff, in Ft. Lauderdale in a tournament, and finally
in Clearwater with the "Panama" gang. Willy and Wilma
stayed with Marcia and Joe Cicero and reported that the
accommodations were so good that they are already
planning the next trip. While the men golfed, and I
understand there were at least twelve of them, including
Will Nickisher, Al Carr, Herb Rayburn, Kenny Morris,
Hubert Jordan, and several others, the "golf widows"
shopped and lunched. A great time was had by all. Willy
and Wilma also visited with Erich and Jeanette
Rinehardt and daughters in Plant City. Erich retired
from the PCC Procurement Division.
Last but not least all you golfers better be ready for
Ron Angermuller at the Reunion tournament. Ron
recently made a hole in one and won a year's free
membership in the Orchard Trace golf club in
Hendersonville. See you all at the Reunion.

Pat Hunt
(704) 696-3995


Pretty quiet up here, since I only received one letter
this time. Been hearing mostly from Murray and Candy
Falk, who are feverishly working at making this year's
Northwest Picnic a truly memorable one, even though
Candy, a published writer, is working on another
romance fiction novel. They've met with Sam Beckling
('55), Bill and Eva Froude, Dean and Lorane Blakely and
Bob and Maria Thompson. Together with Tom and
Marilyn (Metzger) Marsh at Oregon City, OR, they've
discussed plans for the reunion. Murray says he welcomes
any and all input on how to improve or make the reunion
more interesting to all, such as a travelling picture album
chronicling each reunion with photographs. Remember,
you do not have to live in Washington or Oregon or be
a member to attend. We welcome all. Questions? Contact
Murray or Candy, at PO Box 793, La Center, WA 98629;
phone (360) 263-2982 (note new area code), or this

Inquiring about our Northwest Reunion because she
wants to attend, as she missed last year's, was Arby Call
Mathews. She states that her surgery in December was
successful but hardly has time to recuperate since her
mother is not dealing with Arby's Dad's passing on very
well. By the way, the picnic is scheduled for Saturday,
August 5, 1995, 10 AM-5 PM, at Abrams City Park,
Ridgefield, WA (Exit 14 on 1-5).
Roger Kelly ('51) has contacted me a couple of
times, trying to locate old schoolmates. Now a
psychologist, he has lived in Chicago, Alabama, and
Auburn. Roger, who has rejoined the Canal Society, now
lives in San Jose, CA. He's located Rena (Boynton)
Soddy ('51) and Myrna (Boynton) Ericksen ('52) and
Coach Bill Zemer (BHS), with whom I also had a very
nice visit. I thank Coach Zemer for having me go out for
track when I was primarily interested in swimming.
Coach, now living in Capistrano Beach, has had a knee
operation, but is fine. He says he now competes with
seniors and holds a couple of records in the over-65
Finally, for those of you who might have missed it,
Margot Jordan wrote a full-page announcement on the
declining Society membership in the March 1995 edition.
As our more senior members drop out for various
reasons, age, health, etc., numbers are falling rapidly.
There is no longer a Canal Zone, and consequently no
more native Zonians. She wrote, "It is sad to think that
with rising prices and dropping membership, none of us
will have a Society five years down the road." Pat Beall,
our editor, in a letter to reporters, mentioned that the
Canal Record, so important to those of us who enjoy
reading about our fellow Zonians, and what they are
presently doing, might become one of the first casualties.
It behooves us, therefore, to encourage all those who are
not members of the Society to join. Murray Falk says that
he will make a concerted effort to enroll members during
the Northwest Picnic, by providing membership
applications. In the meantime, keep the letters coming. In
our wide circulation, someone, somewhere, is interested
in what you've been up to lately. (Beats writing,

Henry Cruz
(206) 774-8947


Esther and Bill Clair now live in Broken Arrow, OK,
but plan on moving to the Northeast Atlanta sometime
this summer. It will be an exciting venture, but they will
miss family and friends, and the Oklahoma Panama
Canal Society group. Esther had surgery recently on her
left foot and is getting along nicely.
Harry and Lenor Butz from Springfield, AL, visited
Esther and Bill over the Easter weekend. Lenor has fully
recovered from back surgery. Peter and Janice Butz
spent Easter weekend in Kansas City visiting their son
George. Peter Butz, Jr., and April had a fire in their
apartment complex at Northeastern State University in
Tahlequah, OK.

Carol Vidaurri of Oklahoma City will visit her
daughter Virnna (Vidaurri) Sabine the last of May in
Nova Scotia. She is also looking forward to visiting her
grandchildren. Vincent and Teresa Vidaurri in Oklahoma
City are excited about their first wee one in October.
Stephen, son of Vera Fitzsimmons, will be starting
kindergarten in September.
Renee (Carter) Collins enjoyed almost two weeks in
Panama in early April. Dry season was still going for the
most part, but even the tropical showers on a couple of
occasions were enjoyable. Renee had a wonderful beach
house stay in Palmar for several days courtesy of Bill
Rogers and Mike Young. Bob and Mindy Dollar, Ty, and
Julie Young, David McArthur and Jane, and Tom and
Giselle Pattison all joined in for a great time. Renee
participated in the annual cayuco race back in 1975, but
this trip she was able to participate on an "officials" boat,
handled by Mike Young. Renee believes it is much easier
to be on the watching end of the race, even if getting the
lines set up in the locks for the cayucos was a bit nerve-
wracking. Many thanks to Mike for all his hard work,
time, and efforts, to TBird (Le Chef) for a delicious Thai
dinner of scallops and shrimp with basil, and to Kirk
Kunkel and the Dollars for sharing their homes and
hospitality during the cayuco race. While she was there,
Renee spent time working on High School Class of 1976
reunion plans for next June in Panama. Renee will be
getting "reunion" information out to her classmates
before long.

Scott A. Burns
(918) 581-7471



The 42nd Annual Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race was
held on April 7, 8 and 9, with 28 cayucos racing for a
trophy, and 15 cayucos in the Patch boat category. It was
a sweeping victory for the crew of the Rapid Transit,
winning each leg of the 3-day race. This earned Carlos
Royo, Ryan Sweeney, Elliott Carlson, and Wayne
Watkins the honorary title of "master paddlers", a feat
accomplished only three other times since the creation of
the "grand slam award" in 1985. The Rapid Transit, aka
CREW as they discovered by taking the first letter of
each of their names set new records for two of the five
race stretches. First overall for girls went to the High
Anxiety, crewed by Nadia Nieves, Devon Sprague, Lucia
Lincoln, and Michelle Womble. The girls set three leg
records and finished ninth overall! The Spontaneous
Combustion took first in the coed category tenth overall
- with team John Trim, Michelle Tirado, Raul Chang,
and Joe Novotny. Los Olvidados were the fastest in the
Patch boat category with Jim Sweeney, Jonathan
Redfern, Jose De Leon, and Web Loudat.
Richard Grimison arrived in Panama from Florida
just in time to watch the Cayuco Race for the first time
in eleven years (although he is a regular visitor to

Panama). Richard, a veteran paddler, took first place in
the Almost in 1980.
Karen Dolan and Eddie Castleton hosted a party for
those who wanted to cool down after the long, hot Lake
stretch of the Cayuco Race. BHS class of '87 had several :
in attendance including Eva Anderson, Eddie Castleton, ... -,N
Trina Clark, Darren Dean, and Michelle Kaufman. Class i i
of '87 visitors to Panama included Ralph Furlong, Louis
Martinez, Mark Hartman and Steve Dahlstrom. Talk
was of the upcoming 10-year reunion we're eager for
some news on that!

Supporters and crew of the High Anxiety Female
winners of the 42nd Annual Ocean to Ocean Cayuco
Race. Kneeling L-R: Mrs. Nieves, Pat Sprague, HB
Twohy. Standing L-R: Mr. and Mrs. Womble, Lucia
a Lincoln, Nayda Nieves, Robert Nieves, Michelle
lWomble, Mr. Lincoln, Devon Sprague, Bob Sprague.

There's a new store in town. New World Gallery
opened its door on August 26th by partners Llori Gibson,
Jackie Fearon, Faye Thompson, Cheryl Williams, and
L-R: Louis Martinez, Eva Anderson, Michelle Diana Williams. It is located in the area of the Balboa
Kaufman, Mark Hartman, Eddie Castleton, Trina train station, sharing its door with Starlite Travel Agency.
Clark, Steve Dahlstrom, (not pictured: Ralph The ladies have done a superb job in making you feel
Furlong, Darren Dean). BHS Class of '87 gathered for right at home in the "jungle" of their small shop. "Your
Karen Dolan and Eddie Castleton's party in Gamboa. best source for quality, selection and value in original
rain forest art," they specialize in tagua (vegetable ivory),
cocobolo wood sculpture, native basketry, and silk flower
arrangements. New World Gallery is a wonderful place
to stop in and add top quality pieces of art to your
collection. For more information contact: New World
Gallery, Apartado Drawer DD, Gamboa, Rep. of

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Rapid Transit crosses finish line with a new record for
the lake stretch of the 42nd Annual Ocean to Ocean
Cayuco race. L-R: Carlos Royo, Ryan Sweeney,
Wayne Watkins, Elliott Carlson. New Record:

Front L-R: Llori Gibson, Diana Williams. Back L-R:
Faye Thompson, Cheryl Williams, Jackie Fearon,
Ellie Gale. Partners in the New World Gallery store
opened in August in the area of the Balboa Train

"The social event of the year," said some. "Better
-. -- than the old Tivoli dances," said others. They were
.. describing Burt Mead's retirement party, which was held
on February 4, 1995, at the Amador Officers' Club. Over
-. 350 family, friends, and coworkers attended the gala
-. -, --. event, with the theme of the Florida State Seminoles, for
-- which Burt is said to have some affection. Burt was

Farewell Golf Tournament at Amador Golf Club for Joe Wood and Burt Mead, Saturday, March 18, 1995.

"roasted" in grand style by a number of Commission
officials, including the Administrator of the Panama
Canal, Mr. Gilberto Guardia, who, in presenting Burt
with his retirement certificate, noted that Burt spent 36
weeks at FSU and 36 years with the Panama Canal and,
in both cases, produced 36 weeks worth of work. Deputy
Canal Administrator, Ray Laverty, played the Notre
Dame fight song for FSU fan Burt, and said that Burt
would be sorely missed by a community that he served so
well. Chief Financial Officer, Norb Kraegel, presented
Burt with an Outstanding Performance Award (and a
check for Carol) as well as a "top ten" list detailing some
of Burt's more intimate secrets. Master of Ceremonies
Joe Wood, along with Millie Marquez (who brilliantly
played the part of FSU's Chief Osceola and his horse,
Renegade), Duane Rigby, Mami (Larrinaga) Pena,
Collin Corrigan, Numan Vasquez, Willie Friar, Robert
Will, Bobby Best, Rolo Linares, Barbara Bonanno, and
Sue Robbins all turned up the heat on the "roast". Burt
was cooled off when Shirley Maduro, Melanie Bales,
Kathy Stromberg, Irene Barnes and Bev Wood put a
dress and wig on him and gingerly placed a "cool whip"
pie in his face to repay him for the years of teasing them
about their hair and clothes at all the events when Burt
was Master of Ceremonies. Burt's Systems Division staff,
including Vicki Baere, Ed McAleer and Tinna Chen,
presented him with several gifts, including "enough cash
to buy 8 inches of the 54-inch TV Burt wants!" Stateside
visitors attending the bash were Audrey Bowman,
Blanche Browne, Vannie Jones, Diane Morris, Larry
Corrigan, Doug Schmidt, Fred and Jacque Cotton, Dottie
and Ken Manthorne, Ed Donohue, Gene and Ethel
Askew, Barbara Bonanno, Ann (Magee) Severy, and
much to Burt's great surprise, his sons Keith Mead and
Gil Corrigan, and Keith's friend, Cindy Mans. Lucho
Azcarraga and his conjunto, and Charlie Monoghan's
one-man disco made the event a very special one for a
very special guy. The Canal will really miss Burt.
You know the saying, "Good fences make good
neighbors." Well, Burt Mead and Joe Wood have been

neighbors for a little more than 50 years (what kind of
fence have they got, many of you are probably asking)!
And, it seems they still haven't had enough of each other.
Unfortunately for us, we lost both of these wonderful
families on April 18, and Tallahassee, FL, got a diehard
Seminole fan and his longtime neighbor and friend (even
though he is a Gator)! And a more proper farewell could
not have been given the two. Under the organization of
Bill De La Mater, and Master of Ceremonies Bob Rupp
a Farewell Golf Tournament took place March 18 at the
Amador Golf Club with approximately 100 in attendance.
After a presentation of donated prizes, Burt and Joe
were given gifts, and down payments on their new homes.
Oh, and the winner of the tournament? Well, it seems
that wasn't important enough for anyone to remember!
The Pacific Little League kicked off its 45th season
this year with Panama Canal Commission Administrator,
Gilberto Guardia, throwing the traditional first pitch.
Approximately 360 children are playing in the
organization's Pee Wee, Farm, Little and Teenage
First Lieutenant Frank D. Alberga (BHS'87) and his
wife Lisa leave May 9th for Ghedi Air Base, Italy, where
he will be stationed for the next three years. Frank is the
son of Frank and Marcia Alberga of Diablo.
Balboa Stadium hosted the 30th Annual Elementary
Track and Field Meet on March 24, with eleven
elementary schools participating. The event had been
postponed a week due to heavy rain (already!). The track
meet was dedicated to Burt Mead who retired this year
after 36 years of Panama Canal service. A member of the
Panama Armed Forces Athletic Officials Association,
Burt was recognized for his many years of devotion to the
Track and Field program. Others who helped officiate
this meet were: Bill and Liz Fahy, Jeff and Elizabeth
Lyle, Russell Stromberg, Dave Moffitt, Al Bernasconi,
Cleve Oliver, and Robert White.
Eva Anderson
(011-507) 63-2390


Twenty-nine members and guests enjoyed our Spring
luncheon at the Market Street Buffet in Aiken. Attending
were: Olga Holmes, Josie Tilley, Virginia Smart, Beverly
(Smart) Lard, Fina and Frank Belinski, Sis and Bill
York, Phyllis and Jack Woodzell, Verna Kapinos, Annie
Dyer, Blanche Browne, Leona and Paul Badonsky, Mitzi
Schwindt, Mark and Annette Schwindt, Trae and Toni
Hattaway, Trudi Clontz, Lorna Shore, Nora and Charles
Green, Evelyn and Howard Hilborn, Peggy Hutchison,
Eletheer Catron, and Caroline Westendorff. We were
glad to have Eletheer with us Otis could not attend due
to a scheduled dialysis session.
Blanche Browne always has some news for us she
is our "traveling" correspondent. In January she went to
Panama for three weeks to visit her daughter, Ellen
Major and son, Grover Matheney, and family. With her
for ten days were a couple from New Hampshire who
had never done any traveling and were extremely
enthusiastic about everything they did and saw. Blanche
said there were not too many familiar faces but the
number of skyscrapers being constructed is unbelievable.
In March she headed for Arizona visited Grace
MacVittie in Sun City spent several days in Tucson and
attended a Panama Canal Society luncheon at Wyndham
Gardens in Chandler, AZ.

PAM kN i : %1.

Taken by Blanche Browne in January, 1995 of the
Miraflores Locks Control House.
Spring visitors to Aiken were Sandra (Shore) Davis
and son Adam, and Diane (Shore) LeBlanc and
granddaughter Samantha Dillon of Miami who spent
time with Lorna Shore. In March Olga and Richey
Phillips stopped by to see Peggy Hutchison.
On April 3rd, Peggy Hutchison and Trudi Clontz
attended a practice round of the Masters Golf
Tournament in perfect weather. The dogwood and
azaleas were in prime shape this year. Among the golfers
they watched were Player, Faldo, Daly, Tiger Woods,
Ballesteros, and Jacobsen.

Trudi Clontz
(803) 649-2759




Bob and Lois Byrd had a full house during the
Christmas holidays. Bob's sister, Carolyn Byrd Hirsch,
and husband Leonard came from Niceville, FL. Bob's
nephew and family, Patrick and Leah and their two sons
Mark and Dana Hirsch, came from California. Bob's
son, Don Byrd, and friend came from Houston, TX.
Pidgie (Byrd), Bob's daughter, her husband Chris with
daughters Sarah and Rachel Stone who live in Ingram,
TX, rounded out the group. The time together was
enjoyed with trips to Fredericksburg, shopping in "Old"
Ingram and canoeing on the Guadalupe River.
Bob had a heart attack and was sent to San Antonio
Hospital in February. He then had an aneurysm in the
leg and returned to San Antonio for surgery. He is home
now and doing fairly well. We wish Bob a speedy
Anna Calvit spent a month in Florida visiting with
daughter Helen and son-in-law Larry and their three
daughters in Pembroke Pines in their new home. Helen
is with Customs and Larry with private Lear Jet Co. She
also visited her son Tim in his new home in Hollywood,
FL. Tim is with engineering company Hazen and Sawyer.
While in Florida Anna contacted old friends: Ruth
Fishbaugh of Miami; Debbie Helen Lopez, Fort Worth;
Alexis Coleman, Pembroke Pines and Susan Hylton of
Delray. All are doing very well.
Anna Calvit had a short visit from her cousin, Robert
McCullough, of South Carolina. Robert was visiting his
son in Piano and drove to Kerrville. Anna had not seen
this cousin since 1931. There was a little sightseeing and
a lot of talking to bring the family history up to date.
Elenor and Arthur Miller had their son Ronald
Westerman and wife Ginny from Auburn, CA, visit them.
Ronnie was brought up to date on Canal Zone/Panama
conditions. He found several ex-classmates listed in the
Canal Record and has since contacted them.
George Vieto with his daughter Carmen and two
grandchildren stopped in Kerrville on their way home to
Metairie, LA, to visit Fred and Marion Wells.

Joe Bialkowski, Ruth (Bialkowski) Sayre, Rita
Rita Kotalik Washabaugh of Sheffield, PA, was a
guest in the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Sue
and Bill Graham. While here, Rita joined the canasta
group for their monthly games. Sue entertained the group
with a luncheon and canasta in her home for Rita. Rita

Iris Hogan, Sue Graham, Marion Wells.

left balmy Kerrville the end of March and was greeted
with plenty of snow on her return home.
Aline Cornell invited 85 friends and neighbors to
dinner at a local restaurant to help her celebrate her
birthday. Happy birthday, Aline, and many more.
Congratulations to Marilyn and Wade Carter who
celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in Lake
Charles, LA, during Mardi Gras. They enjoyed the Mardi
Gras parades and caught "a plenty" of the bead necklaces
thrown from the floats. Lady Luck was also with them as
they enjoyed the two new casinos in the area. Marilyn is
also celebrating being notified that she again has been
selected for 1995 Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
Capt. R. B. Grier, Jr., son of Robert (Pappy) and the
late Verla Grier of Kerrville, graduated from the U.S.
Naval Institute Graduate School March 23 in Monterey,
CA. Capt. Grier received a Masters Degree in Computer
Science. He will now be stationed in Fort Huachua, AZ.
Elsie Larson made a "sentimental journey" home to
Panama after nine years. She found Panama to be as
beautiful if not more so than before and had a wonderful
ten days visiting old haunts and "playing tourist" showing
the area to her friend from Kerrville. Dorothy Hepner
joined Elsie and her friend in Miami for the trip to
Anna Lee Young has just returned from a visit to
Puerto Rico to visit daughter Nancy and her husband
Walt at their new assignment. Her daughter Debbie and
husband Joe Ford joined them on the island. They had a
wonderful time. It is hard to catch Anna for more details
as she is still on "cloud nine".

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Clara Chambers has moved back to Kerrville and is
now living in a retirement home. She is happy to be back
and getting into the Bridge circuit once more. We are
glad to have her "home".
We welcome Deloris and Hyram Overall to this area.
They have recently moved to Ingram, TX. We look
forward to seeing them both at our get-togethers.
Becky Green came to Kerrville for a few days to visit
Honey Fealey and Jean Smith. While she was here
Marion Wells and Bea Rhyne had lunch with Becky,
Honey and Jean.
Janet Johnston has been visiting her parents, Les
and Muriel Johnston, in Kerrville. Her husband Wallace
Teal will meet her here and the two of them will
continue on to California.
Eva and Lee Hunnicutt toured Bea and Harvey
Rhyne around New Braunfels. What a beautiful area. Eva
and Lee have every right to be proud of their lovely
home overlooking the Guadalupe River.

Bea Rhyne
(210) 896-8643

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August 4, 1995


It's time for another Gilead photo in the Canal Record!
Here we see Rosemary Gilead, a true die-hard
Capitals hockey fan, wearing former Captain Rod
Langway's jersey, with another long-time fan Steve
Fitzgerald, and a new fan, Barbara Bonanno. CAPS
lost that night to the Philadelphia Flyers, but what an
exciting game and wild crowd!

A recent gathering took place at the home of Barbara
Bonanno this group of special friends, all of whom
have Panama in their blood and are residents of
Virginia and Pennsylvania, never needs a special
occasion or reason to get together! L-R: Connie
Wilson, Barbara Bonanno, Rae Donaldson, Didi
Rogers (Bremer), Sharon Dawson, Jackie Wagner
(Ashton), Gail Dawson, Kathleen Campbell (Moore),
and her daughter Courtney.

Lunch at Moe's Seafood Factory: a most enjoyable
luncheon and gabfest was enjoyed by a group shown
in photo, Seated: Enid Lee (from the PCC Marine
Bureau), Sarah P. Storey, Rosemary Millett Gilead
(BHS'41), Laverne Hinds (Enid's aunt). Standing L-R:
Bob Nordstrom (BHS'44), Jose Miguel (Enid's
nephew), Jim Vantveld (BHS'45).



For the first time in the history of the Shrine, a
country's president has become a Noble of the Ancient
Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
On November 12, 1994, President Ernesto Perez
Balladares of the Republic of Panama was created a
Noble of Abou Saad Temple.
Throughout the Shrine's grand and glorious years,
four presidents of the United States Warren G.
Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and
Gerald R. Ford and several presidents of Mexico joined
the Shrine of North America before they took their oath
of office.
A 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason and Past Master
of his Blue Lodge, Balladares was immediately dubbed
"Noble Toro" by his fellow Shriners upon his creation as
a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. That title is in keeping with
the name "El Toro" bestowed upon him during his
political campaign last year.
On hand for the historic occasion was Burton
Ravelette Jr., the Shrine's Imperial Potentate, who took
part in Panama's Fall Ceremonial that brought Balladares
and ten other novices into the Shrine, including a Past
Grand Master from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge
of Venezuela also a first for Abou Saad Temple.
Balladares, an economist, is a native of Panama and
earned his bachelor's degree in business administration
from the University of Notre Dame and his master's
degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
School of Finance.


President Balladares being congratulated by Imperial
Potentate of the Shrine, Burton Ravellette, Jr.

After completing his studies in the United States,
Balladares returned to his home country and began his
career in banking as an assistant manager of the Panama
branch of the First National Bank. In 1975, he joined the
government and served in a variety of positions, including
minister of finance. He was elected president of Panama
in 1994. His term of office is five years.
Shrine history continued to be made after the
Ceremonial with the unveiling of Panama's first Shriner
statue, representing an Abou Saad Temple Noble
carrying a child and holding the youngster's crutches.
The bronze statue, which is located in front of the
Hospital Del Nino (Children's Hospital) on Balboa
Boulevard in Panama City, stands six feet and weighs 800

1995 Reunion


Wednesday, July 5, 1995

CITIES, Boston, Atlanta, Anaheim, Denver & Chicago.

Thursday, July 6, 1995


Friday, July 7, 1995


Saturday, July 8, 1995


Sunday, July 9, 1995


Happy you came Hope you had a good time Arrive home safely

Reunion Coordinator (813) 789-4858

Rea leaete s Nftebeek

Our committees are hard at work on the 1995 Reunion and can only hope that our plans will jell into place with
as much ease and efficiency as in past reunions. Our capable chairpersons for the 1995 Society Reunion are:

Registration Muriel Whitman, and Dorothy Pate
Dances Betty Frassrand
Information and Hospitality Pat Beall and Jeanne Wheeler
Luncheon Betty Malone
Security Robert Van Siclen
Golf Margot and Hubert Jordan
Vendors Nancy Van Siclen

Registration, Information and Hospitality will be located in Marriott's Convention Center (Lower Level) where our
members can gather and visit with each other and see all those passing by.
Due to the rising costs of administering the Reunion, the Executive Board voted to charge a $5.00 non-refundable
registration fee to offset these expenses, payable with each Registration Form submitted.
All the forms have been printed in this issue. Please read the directions for completing your Registration Form, Hotel
Reservation and Ticket Order Forms. Incomplete and incorrect information on the forms may result in a delay in
processing these forms. Please follow instructions carefully.
We are utilizing the Orlando Marriott World Center only, where everything will be under one roof. The World Center
has handicapped parking, valet parking and regular parking.
The Lollipop Lounge is available for baby-sitting from 4:00 to 12:00 P.M. and will hold 30 children on a first-come-
first-served basis. Charges are $5.00/Hr. for first child; and $3.00/Hr. for second child from the same family.
Initial hotel requests must be mailed to the Reunion Coordinator, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FLorida
34642-4712 for membership certification. ALL CHANGES IN ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES. CANCELLATIONS
Reservations have already been made for several high school reunions to be held during the 1995 Reunion and we
await requests from others. The Executive Board has opened Friday night for Class Reunion activities.
Requests to hold non-Society functions in the hotel during the 1995 Reunion must be submitted in writing to the
Reunion Coordinator NO LATER than MAY 15, 1995.
The Executive Board has approved 25 tables to be set up in the Vendor area. This area will be in the Boston, Atlanta,
Anaheim, Denver and Chicago rooms (Hall of Cities), which will be locked during non-vending hours. Vendor tables will
be assigned in the order that Vendor Applications and Fee are received.
If you are not a member of the Society and are planning to attend the 1995 Reunion, you should submit an
Application for Membership to the Secretary, Panama Canal Society, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida
34642-4712 between now and the June 22, 1995 Executive Board meeting.
Many door prizes will be awarded at the Annual Business Meeting on Friday morning, July 7, with a special grand
prize of TWO(2) round trip tickets from Miami/Panama/Miami donated by COPA Airlines. Support your Society by
attending this meeting and see if you are the lucky winner.
BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL has again been designated as our official travel agent and we urge our members to
utilize their services, thus enabling us to receive complimentary tickets to bring our musicians to the Reunion. They will
obtain the best flight schedule and the lowest rate to get you to and from Orlando.
We have had some very dedicated members in the Zone who have agreed for the 5th year to accept and provide the
yellow pages for those not receiving their copies in time. Atlantic siders may contact Alberta Corrigan and Pacific siders
may contact Sue Stabler for their reunion forms. What would we do without you? Thank you for your help. Please call
me if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you all in 1995.

Robert Johnson
1995 Reunion Coordinator




1. Please register yourself, family and/or guests if you plan to attend the Reunion. ALL FORMS ARE INCLUDED
2. A non-refundable registration fee of $5.00 per Registration Form (not per individual) is being charged to offset
reunion expenses incurred throughout the year due to rising costs.
a. Fee is payable to: 1995 Reunion Coordinator, Panama Canal Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite
Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712. This fee must not be included in your hotel deposit but may accompany
your hotel reservation form, or ticket order or golf registration form on a separate check or money order.
b. Those members residing in the Republic of Panama please use checks on U.S. Banks or money orders
or drafts payable by U.S. Institutions.
c. If you delay registering until you arrive at the Reunion, you must register at a designated station in the
Marriott Convention Center, lower level and pay your registration fee of $5.00 per member number before
you can receive your badges or purchase tickets to the dances.
3. At Registration tables located at the Marriott Convention Center, lower level, name badges and pre-paid tickets will
be alphabetically filed under the last name of the member who ordered them.
a. Make sure you pick up badges and tickets during Registration hours. See Schedule of Events for
Registration hours. Our Registrars are all volunteers and we cannot work them OVERTIME.
b. Only the member or spouse may pick up tickets and badges that have been pre-registered. If you are
unable to pick them up, a signed note to the Registration Chairpersons, will be necessary, authorizing
another individual to pick them up.
c. Tickets will not be sold at entrances to the Dances or Luncheon.
d. Unsold tickets for the Dances will be for sale at the Registration area during their operating hours.
e. Tickets will not be mailed.
4. Tickets for the Golf Tournament, Class Reunions, etc. should be picked up from the Chairperson of that event.


If you plan to attend the 1995 Reunion, please complete and mail this form.

office Use Only Date/Post Dues Paid Check Amount Reg. Fee Lunch Ball PZonian

Please print or type: Member Number:
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$5.00 Registration Fee:_

Member: Tel.No._

City: State Zip__

ist name of each additional person in member's group NOT making their own Pre-registration
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Marriott Convention Center, Lower Level
Chairpersons: Pat Beall and Jeanne Wheeler

Hospitality was conceived as a service to our members attending the Reunion, to help make their stay a little more
pleasant, helping them over some of the rough spots they might encounter in an unfamiliar city and surroundings. The
Hospitality and Society Information Desk is open to any member during the published working hours. Our staff is
experienced and have volunteered to serve.
We can: 1. Assist members in finding a restaurant of their choice and show locations.
2. Assist members regarding their Class Reunions when where.
3. Advise members of local transportation outside of Reunion confines.
4. Provide detailed maps of the area, with restaurant information, attractions, etc.
5. Help those who wish to worship at the church of their choice.
6. Guide members to proper channels in hotel complaints.
7. Place your message on our notice board for friends, and/or guests.
8. Sell Society license plates, decals, current Annual Directories and Canal Records.
9. The center for "Lost and Found" items.

We are at your service.

1. Reservations will only be accepted from Society members who have paid their 1995 dues and all reservations will be
authorized through the 1995 Reunion Coordinator. Please do not phone reservations directly to hotel.
a. Hotel will make room assignments. MEMBERS MUST MAKE ANY CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS
c. Cut-off date for HOTEL RESERVATIONS and REFUNDS is JUNE 5, 1995.
complete form properly will delay processing of your reservation.
a. This form must be accompanied by a REGISTRATION FORM and a non-refundable registration fee of $5.00
(Payable to 1995 Reunion Coordinator) DO NOT INCLUDE THIS FEE IN HOTEL DEPOSIT PAYMENT.
3. Mail Hotel Reservation and one (1) nights DEPOSIT MADE OUT TO HOTEL to 1995 Reunion Coordinator, 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
a. Deposit payable by check on a U.S. bank, money order or draft payable to U.S. Institutions to the hotel or by major
credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC or other). Please indicate card number, expiration date and signature. DO NOT
4. A limited number of rooms for handicapped guests will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note your
request in the Special Request space on Reservation Form.
5. There will be an added charge of $10.00 per night plus tax for roll-away beds.
7. There are a number of one and two bedroom suites available. Contact the Marriott World Center at (407) 238-8649
for prices and availability, then place your request on the Hotel Reservation Form and send to the 1995 Reunion
IGanFr O Co~Ar Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
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For Revisions or Cancellations Please call our Requests must be received by: June 5. 1995 ARRIVAL: TIME:
Toll Free Number (800) 621-0638 Day/Date
or dial Direct (407) 239-4200 CHECK-IN TIME 4:00 P.M. CHECK-OUT TIME 11:00 A.M.
.ast Name [-ist Name -USE ONLY

Company Name Name(s) of additional persons) sharing room

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One King Bed, Non-Smoking S86.
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Accessible Hoom One King Bed Only .00
Non-Smoking Room 86.00
One King Bed 6.00
Tw IWO Double Beds 6.0
Suite 200.00 UP
For Suite information please contact the hotel at 407-238-8649
One Bedroom Suites
Two Bedroom Suites
Hospitality Suites (non-bedded)
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Diner's Club Discover
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I understand that I am liable for one night's room and tax which will be
deducted from my deposit or billed through my credit card in the event I do
not check in on my scheduled arrival date or cancel my reservation 48 hours
prior to arrival.


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Crystal Ballroom
Chairperson: Betty Frassrand

Plans for the 1995 Panzonian Dance and the Annual Ball are well under way and both events promise to be most
We are pleased to welcome Charlie Cooper and his Copra Band back to our annual festivities. Charlie will be
playing on Friday night for our continued dancing and listening pleasure.
The Friday night Panazonian dance will also feature LeRoy Lewis who is well known for his entertainment at our 1993
and 1994 reunions.
The Annual Ball on Saturday night will feature Frank Pretto and his Parranda Band who has been with us since 1992.
The Panamanian/Zonian spirit truly comes alive with Father Frank's music and will leave our hearts full; and our feet
The doors to the dances for both nights will open at 8:00 p.m., with the dance beginning at 8:30 and continuing
throughout the night until 1:30 a.m. It is suggested that members purchase their tickets as soon as possible. Tickets will
not be sold at the door.
We have had many requests in past years from the coordinators of class reunions for reserved tables. We will now
be able to do so. If you are organizing a class reunion and would like to reserve a table, please let the Reunion
Coordinator, Robert Johnson, know of your request. There will be a limit on the number of tables each class will be able
to reserve, but at this point, we do not know what that limit will be. Once we receive the various requests, we will be in
touch with you to let you know how we can accommodate your needs. It is again suggested that you make your requests
as soon as possible.


1. If you have not submitted a Hotel Reservation Form or Registration Form, please attach your Registration Form and
a non-refundable $5.00 Registration Fee with this Ticket Form.
2. Ticket orders will be accepted from only those members submitting a Registration Form and non-refundable
Registration Fee of $5.00.
4. No tickets will be sold at the door. It is advised that you order your tickets in advance since there is no guarantee that
there will be tickets available at time of Reunion.

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Saturday, July 8, 1995 Chairperson Betty Malone

I 1. Crystal Ballroom Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
$16.00/Ticket 8 Tickets per member Lunch at 12:00 Noon.
I 2. Tickets limited to 1,000 8 per member.
SNo. of Tickets Total $ 3. Seating will be at tables of 8 persons.
11. 4. Menu: Chicken Tuscany with Pasta
12. Salad and Vegetable
3. Soft Breadsticks
4. Strawberry Romanoff
5. Coffee Iced Tea
6. 5. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
7. June 20, 1995 and will not be re-sold at the Reunion.
Saturday, July 8, 1995 REUNION DANCES
Chairperson Betty Frassrand
$12.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member 1. Crystal Ballroom 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
2. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
No. of Tickets Total $ June 20, 1995 and will not be resold at the Reunion.
1. 3. Hotel will provide cash bars.
4. 5. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted
5. at the dances.
6. 6. PANAZONIAN DANCE Panamanian attire or
Informal dress.
7. SOCIETY ANNUAL BALL Semi formal dress NO
$8.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member
PANAZONIAN DANCE Music by Leroy Lewis
No. of Tickets Total $ 8:30 10:30 PM
I1. Music by Charlie Cooper
12. 10:30 1:30 AM
13. ANNUAL BALL Music by Frankie Pretto



There is an agreement with the Marriott's Orlando World Center Resort and the Reunion Coordinator that requests
to hold Class Reunions, Luncheons, Dinners, Dances, etc. during the Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion must be
approved in advance by the Reunion Coordinator before the hotels will accept them. Initial requests should be sent to:
Reunion Coordinator, Robert Johnson, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole,
Florida, 34642-4712.

1995 Reunion
Peter Foster Coordinator


The Executive Board of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. has appointed BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL of
Clearwater, Florida the OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT for the Society's 1995 Reunion.
If a significant number of members make their Reunion air travel reservations through BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL
on DELTA AIR LINES, our Society will benefit as its air travel costs for the Society to bring the Reunion musicians will
be reduced.
The primary purpose of appointing an Official Travel Agent is to provide the Society members the lowest fares
available when making their travel arrangements to the Reunion. Also, the Travel Agent will provide the Reunion
Committee with arrival/departure data of reunion attendees. This data will be utilized to coordinate Reunion Registration
hours, airport/hotel ground transportation and Hotel Registration Desk Staffing.
The membership travel data will also be used to determine feasibility in establishing Charter Flights at those locations
where a significant amount of members depart from. Chartering Flights would provide a considerable reduction in
Reunion travel for our members.
Members may make their air travel reservations with BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL, Delta Air Lines or their own
travel agent (with the latter, you must use the Delta File number). The advantage in utilizing BOWEN-KEPPIE is that
in addition to providing a complete travel profile, advanced seat assignments, boarding passes and free ticket delivery -
BOWEN-KEPPIE will ticket the lowest rates available and monitor reservations to obtain a lower fare for the member
should fares decrease before departure.
BOWEN-KEPPIE has arranged with DELTA to offer the discounted convention fares from July 1st through July
12, 1995.
Members planning to travel by commercial carrier to the 1995 Reunion are asked to support your Reunion
Committee's efforts by taking advantage of the Reunion Transportation program and complete and mail the Preliminary
CONTEST/TRAVEL Form in the BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL'S advertisement. The form is non-binding to you, but
it will also provide advance information for select support functions. BOWEN-KEPPIE has modified its handling of these
forms to provide a more efficient and expeditious response to the membership.
To make your travel reservations, follow the information provided in the BOWEN-KEPPIE advertisement and if you
should call after hours, leave your name, phone number and request that the Panama Canal Society Specialist return your


Hall of Cities Boston, Atlanta, Anaheim, Denver & Chicago
Chairperson: Nancy Van Siclen

1. A Vendor's Application for the 1995 Reunion may be obtained from Nancy Van Siclen, Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712. They will not be published in the Canal
2. Vendors MUST file an application. Vendor tables may NOT be shared without prior approval of the Reunion
3. Space is available for 25 Vendors.
4. Only paid up members of the Society will be authorized to sell. Approval of the application will be based on whether
items for sale are related or compatible to Panama Canal memorabilia. Authorization will be assigned in order of
receipt of application and vendor's fee.
5. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in the Vendor Area is PROHIBITED.
6. The Deadline for receiving Vendor's Applications and for refunds is June 5, 1995.
7. Instructions are outlined with the Vendor Application Form. Please read all instructions very carefully. The Marriott
World Center has some restrictions which cannot be broken, such as attaching anything to the walls, etc. Restrictions
are completely outlined in the Vendor Application and Instruction Form.

Announces the Appointment of


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Each Reunion associated air reservation to Orlando, Florida on DELTA between July 1, 1995 through July 12, 1995 will
help your Society obtain complimentary Air Tickets for the transportation of the Reunion Musicians and in turn reduce
some of the Society's Reunion Costs.
Send in a completed CONTEST/Travel Form, below. Drawing for a winner will take place during the Society's Annual
Reunion Business Meeting on July 7, 1995. The winner will be reimbursed the amount of one roundtrip between the
winner's continental U.S. Air Gateway City and Orlando, Florida, purchased through Bowen-Keppie Travel.
For your convenience you may phone DELTA direct, 1-800-241-6760 and request your reservation under FILE No.
B1809. Unfortunately, this method does NOT permit BOWEN-KEPPIE to monitor your reservations and fare reductions.

Limo transfers to/from Airport Hotel discounted for Society members and their guests OR,
Ask about special advance tickets to Orlando attractions!

Call Bowen-Keppie for your Reunion travel plans. Bowen-Keppie will find the lowest rates with the best flights to get you
to and from Orlando. Bowen-Keppie will continue to monitor your reservation to automatically reduce your travel costs
should air fares go down before you depart.
Make your reservations early ** Complete this CONTEST/Travel Form and mail to Bowen-Keppie Travel:
Passenger Names:
Address: City/State: Zip:
Phone: Senior Citizen: D Yes D No Rental Car: ] Yes D No
Frequent Flyer Nos.:
Departing From Originating City: Date: Preferred Time:
Departing Orlando Date: Preferred Time:
Limo Transfer: To Hotel: D Yes O No From Hotel: D Yes ED No
Special Instructions:

825 COURT STREET 813-446-6332 FAX 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Chairpersons Margot and Hubert Jordan

The Sixteenth Annual Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Marriott's Orlando World Center
Golf Course, 1 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida on July 6, 1995.
The field will be limited to 144 players so send you registration form in early to ensure entry into the tournament.
Check-in time will be 7:30 a.m. followed by a "shot-gun" tee time of 8:00 a.m. RESERVATION DEADLINE is June 16,
1995 and NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless advised by the committee consider yourself registered;
no confirmation will be sent.
The $56.00 entry fee includes green fees, golf carts, luncheon, awards, favors and door prizes. The Awards Luncheon
will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Nos. 4-6, located in the Convention Center of the Marriott Hotel
immediately following the completion of play. I.D. tags, given to you as you check in at the golf club, are needed for
admittance to the Awards Luncheon, so please display prominently on your person. One luncheon guest per player will
be admitted at the cost of $17.00 which included favors and door prizes. A list with their names will be at the luncheon
check-in desk. No last minute guests or children under age 12 years of age will be permitted.
As not all players have valid handicaps we will set up the men's flights by age. Age is not required for the women's
flight. Prizes will be based on medal play and special events. You may play with players of your choice, but you must
compete in your own age group. If you do not select anyone to play with, we will place you based on your age or
handicap. Please state your current PGA Handicap/Index on the Registration Form so you may be correctly placed in
your flight.
Information regarding the tournament will be posted in the registration area of the Marriott Convention Center on
Wednesday afternoon, July 5, 1995. The golf course is located adjacent to the Marriott Hotel, making your arrival an easy
Golfers should drop off their golf clubs at the baggage drop or at the Bell Captain's Station upon arrival and the Pro
Shop will store them for the tournament. Golf shoes cannot be worn in the Marriott Hotel so shoes may be changed at
the Pro Shop and they will store your regular shoes until completion of the tournament. NO COOLERS ARE
All golf tournament participants, validated by the chairpersons, are eligible to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday for
only $35.00 plus tax, and can make tee times three months in advance of the reunion. Let's make this the best tournament
year by having a big turnout to play this wonderful golf course.

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TELEPHONE NO. Age as of July 6,1995 (Males only)_
Are you originally from the Atlantic or Pacific side?
TEL: # 813-963-6998. ***DO NOT SEND TO SOCIETY OFFICE***

11902 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(813) 868-3669


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FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1995
Grand Ballroom, Section 7
President Marje Foster

This is your Society we urge ALL members to attend and give your support and ideas to the membership be there
for election of Officers and Committee Reports.

1. Grand Ballroom, Section 7. Meeting starts at 10:00 AM.
2. Show your interest in the Society by attending this meeting.
3. Only paid-up (1995 Dues) members will be admitted. Please show your Membership Card.
4. There will be drawings for several prizes donated by Vendors and other contributors. You will be given a lottery ticket
at the entrance to the meeting,





1. If you are not a member of the Society and are planning to attend the 1995 Reunion, you should submit an application
for membership to the Secretary/Treasurer, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712, before the June 22, 1995 Executive Board meeting.
4. Chairpersons of the Society and those of non-Society functions are not permitted to place schedules, pictures, etc. on
the walls or furniture anywhere in the hotels. Any schedules or reasonable information concerning your event may
be displayed at Hospitality or Society Information Desk. Contact Pat Beall or Jeanne Wheeler.
5. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted at the Panazonian Dance or Annual Ball.



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pounds. It is supported by a marble base, constructed by
Abou Saad Temple Nobles Jose Guerillmo Lewis and
Rodolfo Endara. Soon, the marble base will bear the
inscribed names of the statue's contributors.

Imperial Potentate Burton Ravellette Jr.
congratulating Illustrious Sir Donald P. Garrido.

During the statue's dedication ceremony, Imperial
Sir Ravelette and Illustrious Sir Donald P. Garrido,
P.P., president of the Abou Saad Cabiri Chapter,
spoke before a group of interested spectators and
emphasized the significance and purpose of the
Shriner statue. They pointed out that it represents
the commitment of Abou Saad Nobles in assisting
the physically challenged and burned children of


Melvin "Mel" and Miriam "Mim" Smith of New Port
Richey, Florida celebrated their 50th anniversary with
the Smith relatives in South Dakota in June.

Mel and Mim Smith (left) At their engagement on April
7, 1945, and (right) 50 years later.

They were united in marriage at the Pedro Miguel
Union Church on May 5th, 1945 by Pastor H. Christy
Schjeveland. The bride was given away by her father,
Sylvester Bubb and her matron of honor was Mrs. Carl
Wanke (Patsy Kent) and three Navy buddies were ushers
and Mel's best man. The flower girl was Patty Cox.
Congratulations to you both!


'- U.S. Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Correctional Institution
August 26, 1994

Theresa M. Hall
Accounting Technician
Federal Correctional Institution
Talladega, AL 35160

Dear Theresa:

Congratulations! It is my
pleasure to approve your
recommendation that you
receive a Special Act
In Pat Driscoll's
recommendation, he states
that you are fluent in
written and conversational
Spanish. As a result of your
skills you are called upon
periodically to use these
skills to act as an interpreter
Theresa Hall and translator when your
department is dealing with
Spanish speaking inmates
that do not write or speak
English. On several occasions your skills have been
utilized by other areas of the institution. Correctional
Services has used you to act as an interpreter when other
Spanish speaking staff were not available. Also, due to
your proximity to the Warden's Office, you have been
asked, on occasion, to translate Spanish correspondence
for the Warden's staff. The Bureau of Prisons maintains
a high degree of professionalism due to employees such
as yourself who exhibit an eager willingness to help and
the desire to excel. You are an asset to FCI Talladega
and the Bureau of Prisons.

Please accept my personal thanks for a job well done!


J. L. Sivley


Bernard J. Gomez (age 33) was commissioned an
Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve Engineering Duty
Officer Program on March 9, 1995. He was sworn in by
his father Mike Gomez (retired Colonel USAR and
General Engineer, G4, USARSO Ft. Amador 1952-72).
The commissioning ceremony took place at the U.S.
Marine and Naval Training Center in Albuquerque, NM.


Hank and Honey Leisy along with Bobby and Delores
Leisy co-hosted a 90th birthday party for Etta Leisy,
formerly of Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone and the wife of
Coach Leisy. The party was held in Greensboro,
Alabama at Hank and Honey Leisy's antebellum home.

Bernard Gomez sworn into the U.S. Navy Reserve by
his father, Mike Gomez.

In July Bernard will attend the Direct Commissioning
School for two weeks in Pensacola, FL. Bernard received
his B.S. Degree in Engineering in 1985 and his Master's
Degree in 1988 from the University of Texas in Austin,
Attending the ceremony were his wife Madeline; his
son Christian (2 years old); his parents, Mike and Vee
Gomez (Miss Villa Colon Hospital nurse 1945-49), now
residing in San Antonio, TX; and his in-laws, Sam and
Angle Romero from Albuquerque, NM.


Donna (Wertz) and
Wendy Sasso of Panama
announce the engagement
of their daughter Lisa
(BHS'91) to Tom Eckel
(CHS'84). Lisa's
grandparents are Shirley
(Wertz) and Don Bruce.
At present Lisa is a
student at the University of
South Florida, Tampa, FL,
and is due to graduate in
December 1995 with a BA
Lisa Sasso and in Spanish and a minor in
Tom Eckel III professional technical
Tom is the son of Janis and Elwood Eckel III of
Panama and resides in Tampa.

Etta Leisy's 90 birthday party.

Those in attendance were Hank and Honey, Bobby
and Delores, Ralph Leisy with son Ross, Roy Leisy with
son Ian, Ken Rush with wife Mimi (Leisy), Bill Nutting
with wife Ann (Leisy), Alexis Romanoff with wife Zoetta
(Leisy), Eric Leisy with wife Melissa and daughter Katie.


Gene Gregg Jr., son of Marian and Eugene Gregg of
Slaughter, Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana State
University, Baton Rouge in December 1994.
He has accepted a teaching position in the field of
special education in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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L-R: Marian Gregg with son Gene and daughter Helen
at the LSU December 1994 graduation.


Captain Donald P. Garrido retired on June 30, 1994,
with over 48 years of federal service of which 32 years
were with the Panama Canal organization. On March 19,
1962, he began his career as a Master, Towboat or Ferry
(Pilot Trainee) and in 1963 he was promoted to Pilot. He
attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL,
receiving his BA degree. Captain Garrido was promoted
to the position of Chief Pilot in 1985 and held that
position until his retirement. His professional
shiphandling ability, good judgement and impeccable
safety record earned him several Outstanding and
Superior Performance Awards.

L-R: Ronald, Lydia, Donald and Lydia Denise
Captain Garrido was a member of the U.S. Naval
Reserve and served as Commanding Officer of the
Military Sealift Command Company from 1974-77. He
retired from the Navy as Captain on October 16, 1987.
He is a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and
a recipient of the Navy's Meritorious Civilian Award. He
has been a member of several professional organizations
serving as Treasurer of the Panama Canal Pilots
Association in 1973, President of the Reserve Officers
Association in 1979-80, and National Vice President for
Latin America in 1980-86. He was honored for his
volunteer work with the Crippled and Burnt Children, his
humanitarian deeds, and his important contribution in
favor of the children from various organizations.
Through the years, Captain Garrido has been praised
for his many accomplishments and participation in
community activities, such as the Annual Explorer
Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race, Escuela Nautica de
Panama and Pacific Little League baseball activities. One
of his major accomplishments was his active participation
in Masonic organizations where he was installed as the
District Grand Master of the Panama Canal Masonic
District. His involvement in all phases of Masonic
activities, in particular, as Chairman for twelve years of
the Crippled and Burnt Children Program for Abou Saad
Temple, led to his being awarded the Order of Manuel
Amador Guerrero in the Grade of Commander from the
Republic of Panama in 1987, a Decree of Honor from
the Mayor of the District of Panama on February 5, 1993,
and the Panama Canal Commission Honorary Public
Service Award in 1987.

At the time of his retirement, in a special ceremony,
the Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission
conferred the Panama Canal's Master Key Award in the
Grade of Master Masonic Philanthropist to Captain
Captain Garrido, his wife Lydia and children Lydia
Denise and Ronald Joseph are now residing in San
Antonio, TX.


Denise L. Alberga (BHS'89), daughter of Frank and
Marcia Alberga of Diablo, Rep. of Panama, received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from
Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, on
December 18, 1994. She is now residing in Monroe, LA.

Denise L. Alberga received her Bachelor of Science
degree from Appalachian State University.

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Fern and Warren Morse celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary August 21, 1994, in their hometown,
Vermillion, SD. The occasion was shared with friends
and family members at a reception hosted by their
children, Richard, Robert, Douglas, Charles, Janelle
Kribel, and Adrienne Whitehead.

The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Willard W. Kessler of Mount Carmel,
Penn.; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Flynn of
Balboa, Canal Zone.
Mr. Kessler is a 1994 graduate of Auburn University
with a degree in aviation management. He was a flight
instructor at Auburn. He is a member of Sigma Chi
fraternity. He is currently a pilot with Atlantic Southeast
Airlines in Dallas, Texas. The wedding is planned for
March 25 at 5 p.m. at Auburn United Methodist Church.


Terri Densmore Fields of Huntsville, TX, graduated
in December 1994 from Southeastern Oklahoma State
University, Durant, OK, with a BS in Elementary
Education. She is presently employed by the Texas
Schools Division and teaches kindergarten in Huntsville.
She and her husband Bert have two sons, Ahren, age 12,
and Brandon, age 10. Terri's mother and stepfather,
Wilma and Willy Nowotny, traveled to Oklahoma to
attend the ceremony. Sister Linda (Densmore) Garza and
her husband Emilio of Harker Heights, TX, also
attended, as well as several members of the Fields'
family. Terri is the daughter of M. E. Densmore of
Panama and Wilma Nowotny of Hendersonville, NC. She
graduated from Balboa High School in 1975.

Fern and Warren Morse

They were married in Warington, VA, while Warren
was serving in the Navy Submarine Service and Fern was
on active duty with the Women's Army Corps.


Dr. and Mrs. William E. Mock of Auburn announce
the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Ann Mock
to Brian Edward Kessler, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
F. Kessler of Dothan, Alabama.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. A.
Edward Mock and the late Dr. and Mrs. Edward Mock
of Pensacola, FL., and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Martina
of Maitland, FL.
Miss Mock is a 1992 graduate of Auburn University
with a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace
engineering. In June, she will receive a Masters of
Science from Auburn University. She is a member of
Kappa Delta sorority and Sigma Gamma Tau, an
aerospace honor society. She is presently employed as a
senior engineer with Loral Vought Systems Inc. in Dallas,

Terri (Densmore) Fields,
Brandon and Ahren.

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Mary Lyn Harp and David A. Cohen were married
on November 25, 1994 at The Church in the Pines, in
Salina, Colorado.

Kelly Kristin Gilead and Alvin Michael (Mike)
Balagtas were married in Annapolis, Maryland on
September 26, 1994, at the historical St. Anne's Episcopal
Church, founded in 1692. Kelly and Mike graduated from
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond,
Virginia. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in St.

Mary Lyn Harp and David A. Cohen

Kelly Kristen Gilead and Alvin Michael Balagtas.

Sue and Kevin Gilead are the parents of the bride;
and Maryanne and Alvin Balagtas are the parents of the
groom. The bride is also Rosemary Millett Gilead's
The wedding reception for 200 guests was held at the
home of Jack Taylor on his lawn overlooking the Severn
River, at Arden-on-the-Severn, Maryland. The couple
have made their home in Richmond, Virginia.

The maid of honor was Gayle Gallagher. The
attendant was Rebecca (Harp) Sprinkle (BHS'80) and
the flower girl was Tereza Harp.
Best man was Michael Schweitzer. The attendant was
Jon Cohen and the ring bearer was Eli Moreland.
Mary and Dave are making their home in
Bloomfield, Colorado.


Tiernan Corrigan and Dodd DuPree were united in
marriage on December 17, 1994 at St. Paul's Catholic
Church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

The bride is the daughter of Collin and Alberta
(Wilder) Corrigan of Gatun, Panama. The groom is the
son of Janet Sutherland residing in Florida and Frank
DuPree of Taboga, Panama.
Tiernan was given away by her father, and attended
by her childhood friend, Stacy Patton. Her bridesmaids
were Jill (DuPree) Mayles, Samatha and Brittney
Wilder. Dodd's best man was his childhood friend, David
Brewer, and his ushers were Gerald Corrigan, Luke
Jennings, and Mathew Mayles.

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A reception was enjoyed by all at the Jacksonville
Beach Women's Club, where many friends and relatives Sgt. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Parks (the f
from both sides of the families attended coming from Marie Kallevig) were married on April 12, 1
Stateside and Panama. At the reception a Lucho disc was PM at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. B.
passed to the D.J. and was asked to slip in a song or two Port St. Lucie, FL.
whenever he wanted. At the end of the evening the D.J.
asked for the CD because he had never seen such
enthusiastic dancing whenever Lucho music was played.
After a day of packing, the couple flew to San Diego,
California where Dodd has been employed with U.S.
Customs for the past year. Collin and Alberta'"
"volunteered" to help deliver Tiernan's furniture, so they
drove two separate vehicles across country arriving in
California just in time to spend Christmas with the
Tiernan graduated the night before the wedding from
the University of North Florida with a degree in teaching
at the elementary level. Her cousin, Darryl Cafiamas
forfeited attending his own graduation from the
University of Central Florida, of Orlando, the same
day as the wedding so he could attend Tiernan's and
Dodd's very special event.


Christy Woodburn and Trent Morris were married
December 31, 1994 in Bennett Chapel on the Oklahoma
State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Christy is the daughter of Florence (Davis) and Leon Sgt. Lawrence T. Parks and Judy
Strawn of Stillwater, OK., and Edward Woodburn of Kallevig
Calimesa, CA; and the granddaughter of Thelma Davis
of Garland, Texas and the late Milton Davis. James Parks was best man for his broti
Trent is the son of Elmer and Millie Morris and Boatwright was matron of honor for the bri
Alice Morris, all of Altus, Oklahoma. Family and friends celebrated with the h
Both the bride and groom are graduates of at a reception following the ceremony. Craig
Oklahoma State University, and they reside in Stillwater. officiated.

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Mallory Elisabeth Morgan and James Devlin Booth
were married on March 18, 1995 in Duluth, Georgia.

Mallory and James Booth
Mallory is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Gerald G.
Morgan of Duluth, and James is the son of Nancy
(Hopkins) and Wayne Booth of Hampton, Virginia, and
the grandson of Margaret Hopkins and the late Captain
William E. Hopkins.
They honeymooned in Cozumel, Mexico and now
reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Elizabeth Vela and Peter Herberg were joined in
marriage at the Clarion Tucson Airport Hotel in an
outdoor garden wedding ceremony on November 26,
Elizabeth is the daughter of Carlos and Maria Vela
of San Francisco, California, and Peter is the son of Mrs.
Carmen Herberg, a retired Gorgas Hospital nurse now
residing in Tucson.
Immediately following the ceremony, a buffet lunch
reception was held at the Clarion Hotel, Arizona Room,
overlooking the beautiful garden and swimming pool.
Elizabeth is a medical research specialist at the
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson.
Peter, a BHS'77 graduate is an attorney with the Jacoby
& Meyers Law Offices in Tucson.

Elizabeth and Peter Herberg


Sam Hinek and Scott Sirois were married 31
October, 1994 at Chauncey Manor in Beverly,
Massachusetts. The bride is the daughter of Alexander
and Stephanie (Fuqua) Hinek of Bakersville, NC. She is
a graduate of Balboa High School, Class of 1984 and of
Boston University, and is teaching fifth grade in Salem,

James Sirois, Scott Sirois,

Sam Hinek and Dawn

The groom graduated from the Massachusetts
Maritime and is Chief Engineer on the dredge Eagle I
Noeline Morrissey (BHS'84) was one of the
bridesmaids. Attending the wedding were family
members Patricia (Fuqua) Schiavo with her sons
Michael and Gregory; Barbara (Fuqua) Robertson, and
Chris Fuqua.


Georgine Paige Bristol of Dothan, Alabama and
James S. McCanne of Hope Mills, North Carolina were
married on March 27, 1995 in Dothan.

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Genie is a third generation Zonian and the daughter
of Gertrude A. Paige (Dixon) of Dothan, and the late
John C. Paige.
Jim is presently serving in the U.S. Army with "A"
Company, 1/228th Aviation Regiment at Fort Kobbe,


Mrs. Helen Barrett of Jacksonville, Florida and her
family gathered in Houston, Texas, the first week in
March to celebrate the wedding of their granddaughter
Ann Molinaro to Mr. Walter Drew Spivey of New Iberia,

Back, L-R: Rita Washabaugh, Sue Cecil, Sally
Barrett, Matthew Barrett, Jack Barratt. Front L-R:
Sue Graham, Mary Hare, Ann Molinaro, Walter
Spivey, Helen Barrett, Joan Molinaro-Hatcher,
Jayme Barrett, Jaye Barrett, Thomas Hatcher.

Those attending beside the mother of the bride, Joan
Barrett Molinaro-Hatcher of Houston, Texas, were many
friends and relatives of the bride and groom. The
wedding was held in the beautiful garden of the home of
Joan and her husband Tom Hatcher.
The bride and groom honeymooned in San Antonio,
Texas and are making their home in Houston, where Ann
works for M.D. Anderson Hospital and the groom works
for EMPAC Corporation.


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Phillip Ryan Wayne Heilnan

Janet Laschinger's daughter, Helen (Harness) Cox
and hubby Jesse became grandparents for the first time
with the birth of Phillip Ryan Wayne Heilman on March
23, 1995. The parents, Brenda and Terry Heilman are
still beaming. Terry is Helen's son from a previous
marriage. This also made Janet a great-grandma for the
first time.

Kimberly Aerin Br-Lmson

Beverly (Muller) BHS'76 and Jan W. Brunson of
Bremerton, Washington are pleased to announce the
arrival of their daughter Kimberly Aerin Brunson on
December 8, 1994. Kimberly was born in Seattle, WA.
She weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches at
Maternal grandparents are William "Bill" and Jean
Muller of Ocala, Florida, and the maternal grandmother
is Pansy Crawford of Cameron, Texas.
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Four Generations: Beverly (Muller) Brunson with
daughter Kimberly Aerin, grandmother Jean Muller
and great-grandmother Pansy Crawford.

Virginia Davis Williamns

Ginny and Paul (BHS'79) Williams of Atlanta,
Georgia, are happy to announce the birth of their
daughter, Virginia Davis Williams on October 25, 1994.
Davis' proud grandparents are Buddy and Beverly
(Chan) Williams of Palm Harbor, Florida and Rett
McCarthy of Jupiter, Florida and Hilliard Burt of
Albany, Georgia.
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Ginny and Paul Williams with Virginia Davis.

Jennifer and Steven Cicero

Larry and Teri Cicero and son Christopher of West
Greenwich, Rhode Island are joined by proud
grandparents Marcia and Joe Cicero of Clearwater,
Florida in announcing the birth of Larry and Teri's twins,
Jennifer and Steven, born July 9, 1994.
Marcia and Joe now have eleven grandchildren, two
step-grandsons (twins) and one on the way.


Larry Cicero and Christopher with Marcia and Joe
Cicero holding twins Jennifer and Steven.

Amanda Louise Pustis

Louise Pustis of Sarasota, Florida proudly announces
the birth of her first great-grandchild, born February 25,
1995 in Oney, Maryland, to her grandson, Joseph Pustis
and his wife, Anna Pustis.
The baby, who has been named Amanda Louise,
weighed 7 pounds and is 21 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are Lt. Col. Joseph Pustis,
USAF Ret. and Mrs. Pustis of Springfield, Virginia.

Kyle Trevor Blocksom

Mark and Lisa Blocksom, daughter of Ray and
Lonnie Nesbitt and the niece of Janet Laschinger,
became parents the second time with the birth of Kyle
Trevor Blocksom on January 19, 1995. This makes Ray
and Lonnie grandparents for the second time and Janet
a great aunt again.

Sara Joyce Malcolm

Sara Joyce Malcolm was born in December 1994 to
Chris (BHS'80) and wife Eileen Malcolm. Sara Joyce is
the second grandchild of Ralph and Joyce (Cookson)
Malcolm of Lewiston, MT. The Malcolms' first
grandchild Angela is now twelve years old and is the
daughter of their eldest son Greg Malcolm (BHS'76) of
Redman, WA.

Michael Patrick Violette

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Violette of Houston, Texas
announce the birth of their first child, Michael Patrick,
on February 17, 1995.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James
Drotning of Seattle, Washington, and paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Violette of
Seminole, Florida.

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of High Point, N.C., granddaughter of Joyce and
Ralph Malcolm.

Michael and his dad, James Violette on February 25,

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Donald A. Bernat, 37, of Slidell, Louisiana, died
March 8, 1995 due to heart failure. He was born in
Endicott, NY, and was raised in the Canal Zone. He was
the son of Harvey E. and Shirley Barlow Bernat of
Riverdale, GA. He served in the U.S. Navy and was the
manager of Michael's Gourmet Pizza in Slidell.
He is survived by his wife, Carol F. McCarthy of
Slidell; son Brian and daughter Melissa; his brother, Ryn
H. Bernat and his wife of Stone Mountain, GA; and
many aunts uncles and cousins.

Margaret I. Carroll, 73, of South Hill, Virginia,
passed away April 13, 1995. She was born in Jacksonville
where she went to school, got married and had four sons.
The family moved to the Canal Zone in 1956 where she
had two more children and left in 1979 when her husband
retired from the Supply Division with 27 years of

government service and moved to Haines City, Florida.
She was active in the Balboa Union Church and was
treasurer for many years. She also taught the Ladies
Bible Class for many years and was active in the
"Fellowship of the Concerned." Due to failing health, she
and her husband moved to South Hill, VA. to be near
her children. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary. At her passing, they had been married 54
She is survived by her husband, Archie B. Carroll Jr.,
five sons, Archie B III of Athens, Ga., Ronald I. of
Sandy, Utah, Michael C. of Elma, Wa., Steven R. and
Richard D., both of South Hill, Va.; a daughter,
Margaret C. Newberry of Sugar Hill, Ga.; seventeen
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Scan Patrick Crump, son of Ronald and Donna
(Rathgeber) Crump, died March 30, 1995 from
injuries suffered after being struck by a car while
walking in the vicinity of Coastal Carolina University.
Sean was born in Macon, GA, on January 15, 1976
but lived most of his life in Conway, SC. He was a
1993 honor graduate of Conway High School and
attended the University of South Carolina his
freshman year of college. He was a sophomore at
Coastal Carolina University at the time of his death.

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Survivors include his parents; a sister, Erika
Leigh Crump of Auburn, Alabama; paternal
grandparents, Capt. and Mrs. Ove V. Hultin of Los
Rios, Rep. of Panama; maternal grandmother, Annie
R. Rathgeber of Jonesboro, GA; two uncles, Charles
Crump of Los Rios and Donald R. Rathgeber, Jr. of
Gainesville, FL; and an aunt, Judi L. (Rathgeber)
Phillips of Fayetteville, NC.
During the memorial service, his sister delivered
a beautiful eulogy which included a special prayer
written by his father. Because of Scan's love of the
outdoors, particularly the beaches, his ashes will be
strewn in the ocean off the coast of Myrtle Beach,
SC., when plans are finalized.

Charlotte Wahl Dailey, 80, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
passed away on February 1, 1995 from an aneurism at St.
Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Winetka, IL. She
lived in the Canal Zone from 1918 until 1969, upon her
husband's retirement from the Electrical Division,
Panama Canal Company, and then moved to St.
Petersburg, Florida. She was a past Worthy Matron of
the Fern Leaf Chapter of Chapter 4, Order of the
Eastern Star in Pedro Miguel and was also a member of
Gulf Beach Chapter #241, OES, Nitram Lodge, and a
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
She is survived by her husband of 59 1/2 years, Earl
O. Dailey of St. Petersburg; a son, Robert W.; a
daughter, Mary Lou (Dailey) Lang of Clearwater, FL;
seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four
nieces and nephews.

Fernand Espiau, 89, passed away on March 26, 1995
at Lakeland Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. He
went to the Canal Zone in 1941 and was employed with
the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers while residing in
Curundu. Upon retirement in 1967, he and his wife drove
from Panama to New orleans and purchased a home
there. He then spent three years in Viet Nam as an
advisor with the Vinnell Corporation. He spent much of
his life around boats, belonging to the U.S. Power
Squadron both in the Canal Zone and in New orleans.
He was a member of David R. Graham Lodge No. 413
F&AM and also the Scottish Rite Bodies of Balboa,
Canal Zone.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Spanning);
daughters Claudia Nolan Donie, Garland, TX, Eugenia
Espiau Rood, Union, KY, Norma Espiau Lovett and
Pamela Espiau Larson, both of New Orleans; sons LTC
Fernand Espiau (USAF Ret), of Wayzata, MN, and John
Espiau of Houston, TX, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-

Frederick "Fritz" Christian Frey, 98, of Tucson,
Arizona died August 25, 1994 at Hospice Family Care-
Tucson General. He was born in Heidenheim-on-the-
Brenz, Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1914. He
was a machinist and worked in Kansas City, Joplin, MO,
and Galveston, TX, and Point Pleasant, WV. In 1927 he
moved to the Canal Zone and worked for the Mechanical
Division in Mt. Hope. After 15 years of service there he
transferred to the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering
Laboratory in Port Hueneme, CA. and retired in 1966.

He subsequently moved to Arizona where his wife of 62
years predeceased him in 1989. He lived in Tucson for
the remaining 5 years of his life. He was a life-member
of the International Association of Machinists of which
he was Secretary of the Lodge in Cristobal. He was also
a member of Minturn Lodge #19, AF&AM, Point
Pleasant, WV.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas E. of Coronado,
CA, and Fritz of Tucson, AZ; six grandsons; and 11

Marvin Herman Funk, 75, of Palm Harbor, Florida,
died February 3, 1995 at West Bay Nursing Center,
Oldsmar, FL. He was born in Hillsboro, KS, and left the
Canal Zone in 1981 where he was deputy warden of the
Gamboa Federal Penitentiary. He was a Mennonite
Brethren and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War
Survivors include his wife, Madeline "Penny;" two
sons, Roger S., Largo, FL, and Gregory W., Pensacola,
FL, and a brother, Clarence E., Van Nuys, CA.

Rosanne "Pinky" (Fulop) Garcia, 51, of Port Orange,
Florida, died January 26, 1995 following an extended
illness. She was born in Colon, Rep. of Panama and lived
in Curundu, C.Z. She graduated from Balboa High
School in 1961 and from C.Z. Junior College in 1963. She
was first employed by the P.C. Co. as a clerk/steno,
Administration Building and later moved to the Claims
Branch, retiring in 1986 as a Senior Claims Examiner.
Survivors include her husband Joe; a daughter Leah
Michelle; her father and stepmother, Stephen and Lucille
Fulop, Lakeland, FL; two brothers, Douglas James Fulop,
Port Barre, LA, and Michael Chester Fulop, St.
Petersburg, FL.

William Dewey Goodwin, 96, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died April 10, 1995 at Golfview Nursing Home.
Born in Paris, IA, he retired from the Panama Canal
Zone in April, 1958 from the Railroad Division after over
15 years of service where he worked as a yardmaster. He
was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of
American Legion Post 14, St. Petersburg. He was also a
life member of Pathfinder Lodge 42, AF&AM, Casper,
WY; belonged to the Scottish Rite, Valley of Balboa, the
Abou Saad Shrine Temple, also of Balboa, and a
member of the St. Petersburg Shrine Club. He was the
oldest living past President of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida during 1962-1964, and a member of Clearview
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Joe H. of Santa Clara, Rep.
of Panama; a nephew, Harold Babberl of Fort Dodge,
IA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Stanley M. Hamilton, 89, passed away at his home in
Delray Beach, Florida on August 29, 1994. He went to
the Canal Zone in 1941 as the USO Director for the
Y.M.CA. in Cristobal. After the war he went to work in

the Hotel Washington and in 1948 became the manager
until the hotel was given to Panama. In 1953 he
transferred to the Pacific side and became the manager
of the Hotel Tivoli. In 1961 he transferred back to the
Atlantic side and was the manager of all the Clubhouses
on the Atlantic Area until his retirement in 1967.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dorothy; a
brother, Kenneth of Stirling, IL; a son, Robert B. of
Alexandria, VA; a daughter, Kay J. Hamilton, Panama
Canal area; and three grandchildren.

Laurel Leslie Highlcy, 76, of Dothan, Alabama,
died March 27, 1995 at Flowers Hospital. He was
born in 1919 in Ludlow, Kentucky, then moved to
the Panama Canal at the age of 16 and lived there
until he retired in July 1980 from the Maintenance
Division, Panama Canal Commission with over 41
years of service. He then moved to Dothan. He
served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World
War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and
the Union Church in Balboa. He was preceded in
death by his son, David Highley.
Survivors include his wife, Ermin E. Highley of
Dothan; a daughter Sharon Baugh of Dothan; two
sons, Leslie and Fred, both of the Panama Canal;
seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Tracy Baugh,
Summer, John, Matt, Nicole, and Christopher

Thomas Daniel Huff, 76, of Indiana, died February
23, 1995. He was born in the Canal Zone. He was a
graduate of Pace University of New York. He was also a
member of the Scottish Rite in New Orleans, LA, Ancon
Lodge AF&AM, Balboa, C.Z., VFW Post 1989, Indiana
and the American Foreign Service Association. Prior to
retirement, he was a career foreign service officer of the
U.S. Department of State serving in the Diplomatic
Corps for over 34 years, covering posts in Romania,
Portugal, Panama, Washington, DC, and New Orleans,
He is survived by his wife, Helen Flanjack Huff; four
children, Thomas F., Jewel Lee Doherty, Lesley L. Huff
and James D., all of Indiana; three grandchildren, Erik
and Michael Huff and Daniel Doherty, all of Indiana. He
was preceded in death by his parents and one brother,
Maenner Blanchard Huff.

Commander Arwin John Janssen, 79, USNR
(Ret), of Dothan, Alabama, died April 14, 1995 at
Extendicare Health Center following a long illness.
He was born in Benson, Illinois, living his early life
there. He received his B.S. and Master's degree from
Bradley University, Peoria, IL. He was a veteran of
World War II and upon completion of his tour of
duty he enlisted in the Naval Reserve, completing 30
years of service. He was later employed by Civil
Service as personnel administrator in the Office of
Financial Vice President of the Panama Canal
Commission and retired in December 1975 with over
34 years of service. He was a member of Dothan's
Elks Lodge, the Retired Officer's Association,
NARFE and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Whelan
Janssen, Dothan; a son and daughter-in-law, Arwin

J. Jr. and Theresa Janssen, Woodbridge, VA; a
daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Eugene Beck,
Valrico, FL; a brother and sister-in-law Fallace and
Leona Janssen, Roanoke, IL; Bernice Johnson,
Flannagan, IL; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian
and Clarence Kattwick, Doris and Ray Borens, all of
Minonk, IL; seven grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

John G. (Jack) Johnson, Jr., 64, died suddenly at his
home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Gorgas
Hospital and was a graduate of BHS Class of 1949 and
also attended Canal Zone College. He was commissioned
an officer in the U.S. Army and served his country during
the Korean War. He graduated from the University of
Maryland and also received his master's degree from the
University of Maryland. He was the son of the late John
G. (Jack) Johnson and Catherine Daly Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Rita of Atlanta; his son,
Steve Johnson; daughter-in-law Anne; and grandsons
Zack and Nick and a granddaughter Carli Hempstead; a
sister, Lois Johnson Evitt and brother-in-law Donald
Evitt; niece Catherine Alexander Trachtenberg; two
nephews, Rich and John Alexander; two stepdaughters,
Tammy Hempstead and Kirsten Knutson; and a stepson
Michael Fry.

Alton E. Jones, 88, passed away quietly at Largo
Medical Hospital on April 22, 1995. He retired as chief
engineer on the tug Cardenas in 1968 with 41 years of
government service. He was a member of the Scottish
Rite, Balboa, and the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his son Harry E. Jones and three
grandchildren; a sister Beatrice Bonner and brother
Frank Jones. He often remarked that the years he spent
in the Canal Zone and the friendships he made there
were the most cherished things in his life. He takes those
and the memory of his loving wife Vera with him to his
final resting place.

Angela Klemmer Kaylor, 86, of San Bruno,
California, died January 26, 1995 at home. She was born
in Reading, PA, and grew up in the Canal Zone where
her father was Superintendent of Construction. Angela
was a champion swimmer and diver, often giving
exhibitions for dignitaries like Charles Lindbergh, the
Duke of York and Gen. Pershing and in Madison
Gardens, NY. She trained for the Olympics while still in
high school. She married a West Point graduate who
became Chief of Finance of Europe during World War
II. She was active in the San Andreas Chapter of the
D.A.R., president of the philanthropic group Par
Advance, and was a lifetime member of the Crestmoor
PTA, giving generously of her time for the blind, deaf,
abused women, battered children and the Boy and Girl
Scouts. She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church.
She is survived by three children, Roy II, Santa Cruz,
CA, Jennifer Ashton, Foster City, and Richard, Boise,
ID; a brother, LeRoy Klemmer, Las Vegas, NV; sister-
in-law June Ellison, Richmond, VA, and many nieces,
nephews and grandchildren. Sh was preceded in death by
her husband, Roy, and brother, Justus Klemmer.

Joseph Mathcws, 81, of San Diego, California,
passed away at home on February 18, 1995 after a
long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was
employed as a construction supervisor by the Federal
government for the U.S. Navy at Rodman Naval
Base for 31 years, retiring in 1969.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Amelia
de la Lastra Mathews; a daughter, Arbulin Mathews
Call; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and
one great-great-grandson.

David "Fred"" Mead, 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died March 20, 1995 at Hospice House Woodside, after
a long battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife
Lillian W. Mead (Wright-Garcia de Paredes) on May 7,
1963. Mr. Mead was born in Camden, NJ, and came to
the Canal Zone at the age of one and left in 1976 after
retiring from the Panama Canal Company with over 43
years of service. The majority of his service was with the
Canal's Administrative Services Division where he
finished his career as chief of the Records Mnagement
Branch. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Panama
Canal Master Key with the title, "Master of the Written
Word." "Fred" as he was known to all his friends and co-
workers, was an avid sportsman as he grew up and
attended schools in the former Canal Zone. He
continued his involvement in sports for many years
thereafter as a officer and sports writer for various Canal
Zone sports groups. For many years his favorite sports
were baseball and horse racing. Fred was also a lover of
music, a great dancer and a devoted grower of roses.
Survivors include two sons, Burton F. of Tallahassee,
FL, and Ronald E. of Panama; three sisters, Ida C.
Smith, Emley M. Henter and Elizabeth E. Robertson, all
of St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren, and a great-
A memorial service was held in St. Petersburg, FL,
on March 24, 1995.

Lyle C. Mertz, 84, of Dearborn, Michgan, and
formerly of Arkansas, died February 18, 1995. He was
born September 19, 1920, Charter Oak, IA.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Mertz; children,
Maryilyn Zasadny and Robert Mertz; a sister, Irene
Clint; and a brother, Walter Mertz; three grandchildren;
four great-great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren;
;and a step-great-grandchild.
Ed. Note: Mr. Mertz was connected with the U.S.
Government and spent time in the Interior of Panama
helping farmers.

Capt. Bobby Stewart Parker, 68, of Soldotna, Alaska,
passed away at his home on February 24, 1995 after a
brief battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in
Poplarville, MI, and served in World War II on
submarines in the Pacific theater. He began his career on
the sea as an able body seaman and after receiving his
Masters license, he joined the Panama Canal Pilots
Association in 1966. He was a member of the Margarita
Elks Club, Gatun Yacht Club and Gatun Gun Club. He
was also a flight instructor at the France Field Air Club.
Bobby retired from the Panama Canal Commission in
1980. He could not, however, leave the sea alone. He
continued to pilot and finally arrived in the

Kenai/Soldotna, AK, area in 1982 where he began Parker
Marine, Inc., his own piloting service. In the 12 years he
spent in Alaska, he piloted exclusively with Sealand.
Services were held on February 27, 1995 at the
Peninsula Memorial Chapel, Kenai. The eulogy was
delivered by his friend and partner, Capt. Cal Carey. His
ashes were scattered on the sea he loved so much by his
longtime friend, Capt. Richard Brooks of the M/V
Sealand Tacoma on March 20, 1995 in the lower Cook
Bobby is survived by his wife of 45 years, Thelma
(Teddy); sons, Marc of Apollo Beach, FL and Scott of
Soldotna; daughter Stacy Parker DeRaps of Tampa, FL
and a sister, Frances Peters of Portland, OR.

Mildred L. Randall, 88, of Indiantown, Florida, died
April 11, 1995. Mildred moved from Sarasota to West
Palm Beach in 1966 after the death of her husband, Jack,
who was Chief, Housing and Grounds when he retired in
1961. She has been living in Indiantown for the past 6 1/2
years to be near her daughter, Joy.
Mildred is survived by her son Jack of Port Oxford,
Oregon; Joy Maale and her husband Al of Indiantown,
FL.; grandchildren Leslie and Michael Kopp of West
Palm Beach; Donna and Butch Carlson of Indiantown;
Skip Maale and Randy and Shelly Maale of West Palm
Beach; and great-grandchildren Jonathan and Chelsea

"She always looked for the good in things and the love
that only God brings."

Donald H. Spencer, born July 8, 1914 in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, died of a heart attack on April 4, 1995
in Panama, Republic of Panama. He had twenty years of
service in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS
Shaw and the USS Mallard. From 1945 to 1974 he was
employed by the P.C.C. Locks Division as Master Diver
and Paint Foreman. After his retirement he traveled to
Port Mansfield, Texas aboard the Tin Goose which he
personally built in Cocoli, C.Z. In 1992 he returned to
Panama aboard the Tin Goose to take up residence in
Chilibre, Panama. He was a member of Annapolis Lodge
No. 089, AF&AM, Annapolis, MD. He was a life
member of VFW Post #3822, Ancon; the Pedro Miguel
Boat Club and NARFE. Other memberships included the
NRA, Balboa Yacht Club, Panama Canal Yacht Club
(Cristobal), the ASR Association of Grand Rapids, MI,
and the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
A combined Masonic and VFW memorial service
was held April 20th at the Scottish Rite Temple in
Balboa. It was his wish to have his ashes scattered at
Pifias Bay, Panama to join those of his wife Jean
who predeceased him in 1982.

Ada O. Sullivan, 89, died February 26, 1995 in
Florence, South Carolina of prolonged circulatory
problems. She was born in Peyton, Colorado from
parents who pioneered and homesteaded early Colorado.
She married Richard L. Sullivan in 1926, who coached
the legendary basketball team from Joe's Colorado and
who later became General Manager of the Commissary

Division, P.C.C., 1951-1958, and who predeceased her in
1973 in Evergreen, CO. Ada arrived in the Canal Zone
in 1935 to accompany her husband, and worked a few
years as a personnel clerk and clerk typist with the
Supply Division during World War II. Ada later married
Jim Person who also predeceased her in 1987, then she
moved to Florence, SC to be near her youngest daughter,
She is survived by a sister, Rhoda Wade Johnson of
Colorado Springs, CO; her daughters, Ada Lee Fretland
of Alford, FL, and Pat Sprengelmeyer of Florence, SC;
sons Richard L Sullivan of Mountain Home, AR, and
Col. Robert W. Sullivan of St. Augustine, FL; nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be
buried in her family's plot in Peyton, CO.

Robert J. Sullivan, 75, of New Port Richey, Florida,
passed away April 11, 1995. He was a former chief
engineer with the Panama Canal Dredging Division.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; daughters
Elizabeth, Donna and Carol and 12 grandchildren.

Olive "Lee" (Beil) Wigginton, 63, BHS'49, of Pinellas
Park, Florida, died March 9, 1995, at home. Born in the
Republic of Panama, she came to Florida in 1959 from
Los Angeles and was a homemaker. She was an avid
bowler. Survivors include a son, Scott, China Grove, NC;
a daughter, Janette Wigginton, St. Petersburg; a brother,
William Beil, St. Petersburg; a granddaughter; and
several nieces and nephews.

Merrill T. Webster, 85, of Fort Myers, Florida,
passed away February 22, 1995. He was a member of the
Olga-Fort Myers Shores United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; son, Terry; two
grandsons, Matthew and Luke, all of Arlington, TX; and
one brother, Joshua B. Webster of Fort Myers.
Mr. Webster retired from the Panama Canal
Company, Locks Division, on May 31, 1971, as a senior
Lock Master. The Websters lived in Gatun, CZ, for at
least 20 years.

Letters to the Editor


Last October 15, William David Parker passed away
at his home from a blood clot in his artery. He was the
son of Richard E. Parker and the late Ruth Anne Parker
of Palm Harbor, Florida. His wish, before he passed
away was to be an organ donor. The following letter
attests to his generosity and to the well-being of those to
whom he has helped.


Charles E. Wright, M.D.
Medical Director

Jean A. Layne, R.N., CPTC
Executive Director

April 14, 1995

R.E. Parker
1417 Nebraska Avenue
Palm Harbor, Florida 34683

Dear Mr. Parker:

It was so nice to speak with you today. In response
to your letter, yes, Bill was able to help many people and
greatly improve their quality of life.
The bone tissue that was recovered has provided 108
skin grafts for individual patients. Over half of these
grafts have already been transplanted into recipients.
The skin has been used to help a military service
worker who was burned. Unfortunately, I have no further
information on that recipient at this time.
The corneas, which were also recovered, were
transplanted into two separate individuals. One in
Florida, an 81 year-old lady, who lost her sight from a

very painful eye disease. The other was transplanted into
a 43 year-old lady from Missouri. She was diagnosed with
a disease that slowly steals a person's sight. Thanks to the
generosity of your family, these patients both have their
eyesight back.
Many people now look forward to happier, healthier
lives as a result of your generosity. With the hope of
providing additional support and information regarding
organ and tissue donation and transplantation, I have
enclosed the booklet, For Tlhose Who Give and Grieve. If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at
the transplant office.

Kindest regards,

Margo T. Johnson, R.N., C.P.T.C.
Transplant Coordinator


Occasionally one can recognize a moment of
definition in their life. Such a moment occurred for me
just before Christmas 1994. Before I get into that let me
say that I have but one regret in my life filled with love
and luck, joy and accomplishments, fun and
disappointments but most of all good times and good
friends. I have a wonderful marriage, three children (2
girls, 1 boy) that any parent would be proud of, four
grandchildren and a career that allows me to do what I
do best.

Forty years ago I walked out of Cristobal High
School, boarded a plane and went "back" to the states to
start the great adventure of my life. In so doing, I broke
the silver cord of friendship we had been forging for
many years. In the intervening years I have gotten an
education, traveled, served in the military, married,
taught, been a plant explorer and generally enjoyed the
trip. Along the way I have made some very good friends,
seen a lot of the world, shared the love of a wonderful
woman and great children, worked with some very
interesting and very bright people and had the
opportunity to teach in a variety of settings. I have been
a gardener, researcher, plant explorer, teacher and
mentor. In short, there has been little to rue or regret.
Now to that defining moment. Just before Christmas
I got a call from Bill McGinn. He told me about the
Panama Canal Society of Florida and sent me his
December copy of the Canal Record. The memories
came flooding back and I realized that in 1948 I had
turned my back on many good friends. I had discarded
the years of fun and tears, of good times and bad, of
getting to know and love and respect one another. I
walked away from the very people with whom I had
grown up, played, worked, studied and shared
confidences. I had forgotten many of the people who
played an important part in helping me define who I was
and what I wanted to be. I want now to say "thank you"
and to apologize for my selfishness, I still cherish you all.

Edward G. (Buddy) Corbett
106 Forge Road
Coventry, CT. 06238

(The Corbetts are now members of the PCSOFL.)


About 43 members and their spouses of the Balboa
High School Class of 1943 gathered for three days of
festivities at the Tides Hotel in North Redington Beach,
Florida, early in February.
Most of the attendees arrived Thursday night to get
a head start on hugging, talking and laughing and
repeating "remember when..." Betty Chan Snow and
Isabelle Zemer Lively held open house in their suite all
day Friday, and Bill and Rosemary Diez made certain no
one went hungry (or thirsty). Albums brought by
classmates (including one sent by Mary Elizabeth
Howard Ames, filled with 50th Reunion pictures) brought
smiles and some tears to all.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida kindly
permitted us to join them for their Carnavalito
celebration and was like an evening at
the El Rancho. We thank Jane Presley Huldtquist for
coordinating the "Match-up." The best part, of course,
was the opportunity to see old friends from other times
and watching Diane and Charlie Mason dance!
Saturday called for more visiting and picture
taking...Owen Smith handled that job perfectly. Our class
dinner at the Tides was the highlight of the weekend...a
delicious dinner, a spirited auction (conducted by Eileen
Fitzpatrick and Mort Lebow) and unexpected
entertainment. Wilson and Ethel Purvis put on the show

of shows, with Wilson as joke-telling MC and Ethel
miming and lip syncing (in full costume) to Ray Stevens
tapes. She did "Mississippi Squirrel Revival," "Shriner's
Convention," "The Streak," and "Ahab the Arab." I don't
know which was the funniest...we all laughed until it hurt
and at the end, rose for a standing ovation for a grand
Although the reunion officially closed Saturday night,
quite a few classmates and friends stayed over to
reminisce some more on Sunday and to round out the
weekend with an intimate dinner Sunday night. Bud and
Barbara Pierce promised to keep publishing the Golden
Parrot, our class newspaper, so we'll know when we'll
next get together. Betty Chan Snow, our chairperson, was
thanked by all.
It's always hard to say good bye...instead, we said,
"Hasta la vista."
Joan Kenny Hoyt
Alameda, CA

Our wife and mother, Charlotte (Wahl) Dailey
passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 1st
from an aneurysm.
We would like to thank everyone who came to the
service, who came to the house, who sent messages by
friends, who sent flowers, donations to charities, beautiful
cards, and who called us at this time of our grief. The
response was so overwhelming and so very much
We would also like to particularly thank Betty
Malone for getting the word out to so many friends and
especially those in Sarasota.
Also, to thank my daughter, Shannon Fletcher, and
her husband, Chef Fletcher, for putting a beautiful and
elaborate spread on for the get-together after the service.

Earl O. Dailey
Mary Lou Lang
St. Petersburg, FL


by Patt Roberson

As of April 12, five former Zonians who competed in
the 1993 Classic IV games in Baton Rouge, LA, have
qualified and entered the 1995 CLassic V games to be
held May 17-24 in San Antonio, TX.
80 84 William Grant Jr., of St. Louis, MO.
Swimming, Shuffleboard, Long jump.
70 74 Johnny Haywood of Severn, MD., Shotput,
60 64 Frances Veach Haywood, of Severn, MD.,
Larry Horine of Boone, NC., Shotput,
Javelin, Discus.
55 59 Jim Stevens of Albuquerque, NM,
Swimming, Shuffleboard, Badminton.
Arrangements are being made for coverage from the
Canal Zone perspective and a results story is planned for
a forthcoming issue of the Canal Record.


It had been forty years
since I had been "home" and
as the plane approached
S' Tocumen, I was overcome
"" with a variety of
,J sensations...Joy to be back,
apprehension of the
changes, depression at the
I thought of those changes,
Sanger at myself for having
allowed so much time to
pass, enthusiasm about
seeing old friends and
Anne (Magee) Severy relatives, and I remember
Summit Gardens thanking God for safely
bringing me back.
Nothing was going to daunt my determination to visit
my brother, John Magee (BHS'56), a DOD teacher at
Curundu Jr. High and his wife, Phyllis, who works for
the Marine Bureau. They will retire later this year to
relocate to the U.S., so now was the time; I wanted to
"go home" with family still in Panama.
Phyllis met me at the plane and I was on my way to
the most wonderful vacation of my life.
Obvious changes which I immediately noted were the
traffic, the four-wheel drives, frenzied activity in a city
built almost to the airport. I thought, "I definitely won't
be driving in this place!" However, once reacquainted
with the area, driving wasn't too dreadful. I just prayed
and cursed my way all around town!.
The next three weeks were spent exploring old places
and new. Went back to all my old homes (four in Balboa
and one in Gamboa) and they had not changed at all. My
high school, (BHS'54) though much larger, was pretty
much the same. A visit to the Admin where they had just
renovated the murals of the dome took my breath away.
What also overwhelmed me was a visit to the graves of
my relatives in Corozal. Now a National Cemetery, its
beauty and serenity cannot go unheralded. A trip to
Summit Gardens was sensational but I was horribly
disappointed at the "disappearance" of the old Orchid
Garden behind Balboa Elementary School.
Saw a few other things causing me some anguish -
bars on the windows in the CZ homes, deplorable pot
holes in the roads, an empty, non-utilized Clubhouse in
Balboa, a dilapidated Amador Yacht Club, rusting old
railroad cars laying around the yards between Balboa and
Diablo, and the causeway closed to traffic on weekends.
On the other hand, saw many exciting changes in
Panama City. Myriads of hotels, banks, businesses and
condos/apartments have made the skyline comparable to
that of Miami. The restaurants and clubs I visited were
superb and I even stayed overnight at an uncontaminated,
ecological resort with solar paneling in the San Bias!
(They are making it tourist friendly but keeping it
pristine, primitive and beautiful). Shopping on traffic-
free Central Avenue was divine, as was the Marketplace
in El Valle. The development of the beach areas
(Gorgona and Coronado) were extraordinary, and the
highways there were for the most part, remarkable.
Crammed many things into my three weeks there.
Did not see too much of the Atlantic side with the
exception of a great snorkeling trip to Drake Island off

Portobello. I did get out to the old leper colony, Palo
Seco, where I used to help the Maryknoll nuns clean and
prepare the altar in their little church. The place is just
as lovely as ever and is used now as a retirement home
for the poor.
Phyllis arranged for a tug transit through the locks
for me, and later a visit to Miraflores control tower.
My social life was as exciting as my exploring/sight-
seeing. I attended Burt Mead's Retirement party and was
happy seeing so many old friends again and the music of
Lucho was a real treat. Danced till the wee hours as well
as on several other occasions during my visit... mostly at
the El Panama Hotel where the music was continual,
readying for Carnival.
Went to brunches, lunches, picnics and dinner parties
- lots of reunions with friends and relatives. Had the
opportunity to visit cousins Mary Lou (Allen) Maher and
Margaret (Allen) Rhinehart and to at last meet some of
their children. Another treat was to have cousin Kathleen
Steiner Bennett and family from California there at the
same time. Our "clan" really enjoyed being together
My entire journey was spectacular seeing so many
old friends, and getting to know new ones was
heartwarming. I thank John and Phyllis for making this
trip so special. My warmest thanks also to all those who
contributed so much to make my "trip home" so
successful. I love you all!
I look forward to seeing you again sometime -
perhaps at a reunion. Hasta entonces.

Anne (Magee) Severy (BHS'54)
Oceanside, CA


Yes, I finally decided to return to Panama, after
being gone for six long years, and found that I still loved
the country as much as when I left in June 1989. My
husband led the 1995 Dry Season Tour to Panama, and
I decided to join him and the other people on the tour.
There were 33 of us altogether, some ex-zonies and some
friends or relatives of ex-zonies. We even had a retired
Civil Engineer from the University of Georgia join us
having heard all about Panama from Steve, and he
seemed suitably impressed with the workings of the
Panama Canal
We started off on the Atlantic Side, seeing all the
points of interest there, i.e., Puerto Bello, Ft. San
Lorenzo, and the "Zone". The tour then continued
onward to the Pacific Side, where for the next 8 days we
saw the city of Panama, the beautiful beaches in the
Interior, the Indian Market in El Valle on Sunday,
Bambito and Cerro Punta, Boquete. While in Coronado,
we were treated to a fantastic lunch at the Coronado
Golf Club, and were very impressed with the Club and its
new hotel rooms. George Downing has done a great job
in his new role as General Manager of the Club. We
enjoyed Coronado so much that Steve decided to change
the next dry season itinerary by dropping one night in
Panama City, one night in El Valle, and adding two
nights at the Coronado Golf Club. That way, people who

want some serious "beach time" will be able to stay and
swim in the Pacific Ocean for as long as they want before
heading up the following morning to El Volcan.
Coronado Golf Club has recently added a beach club
facing towards Gorgona. It has what I call a "stress" pool
where you sit on underwater benches, drink your
beverage of choice, and let all your stress roll off your
back. Believe me, it works!

Coronado Golf Club Swimming Pool, Panama, R. de P.

A-- -. --. -- .- ,
Coronado Beach Club area, Panama, R. de P.

The Bambito Hotel in El Volcan was very nice and
modern, and the staff bent over backwards to make our
stay comfortable. There is an indoor "heated" swimming
pool, and those who brought their bathing suits enjoyed
a pleasant dip in the pool. We did make an honest
attempt to see the famous and beautiful Quetzal bird, but
on the morning we were there, he decided to be
elsewhere. Nevertheless, we enjoyed just being in the
mountains and breathing that pure, clean air. While in El
Volcan, we also went to the Fernando Eleta Horse
Breeding Farm in Cerro Punta, and found that to be very
interesting. The horses are all beautiful and very
expensive to own. Steve bought all the ladies on the trip
a long-stem red rose when we went to the Flower Farm.
I managed to keep mine alive for several days, and
enjoyed looking at it every time I went into our hotel
Those "ex-zonies" who came on this tour were:
Cynthia (Jaffray) Birdsall and husband Frank; Margaret
(Cauthers) Braun and husband Gustav "Gus"; Walter
and Pearl (Tuttle) Brown; Betty (Comley) Forgeson;
Mary E. Glenn and her sister Elsie King; John J. and
Catherine "Kay" Hample; Charles N. Norris; Robert H.
"Bob" Orr and his son, Bob, Jr. and his wife Mary;
Shirley (McConnell) Pitches; Louise (O'Brien) and
William Roberts; Sara P. Rowley; June (Rowley) and
Davis Stevenson (Tour Leader); Danley and Juanita
Straight; Jeanne (Flynn) Stough; Ruth (Barlow)

Schmidt; Ruth Thompson; Ruth (Conner) Warner; and
Caroline Vezina.

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Zonians on the Dry Season Tour to Panama 1995 at
the "Riande Hotel" near Tocumen Airport, March '95.

Also on the trip were Binnie and Tom Rust, friends
of Cynthia and Frank Birdsall; Michael Bernard, retired
Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of
Georgia; and Ray Boyland, relative of Walter and Pearl
Brown. (See photo of the group on the first morning of
the tour at the Riande Hotel near Tocumen Airport.)

June Stevenson
Lawrenceville, GA


Ten years after his retirement as Senior Lockmaster
from Gatun Locks, Al Richardson remains active in the
VFW, American Legion and the 40 et 8, being
commander of the first two lodges in Naselle and Deep
River, and member of the third in Ilwaco, Washington.
The heart attack and angioplasty a few years ago slowed
him down only briefly, and he square dances with the
Peppy Pacers.
We relocated within sight of the Scenic Lewis &
Clark Trail Highway, along with the dog, Trixie. She was
already 15 when we repatriated, and left us a few months
later. Our Panamanian cat Sylvestra, hasn't been able to
hear for almost a year but is doing fine otherwise.
My little publishing business continues to prosper,
and in October 1993 I proposed in my newspaper
column, "Hilltop Reflections,' a day honoring Eleanor
Roosevelt on our national calendar. With a scattering of
others favoring the idea from here to Florida and points
between, last spring the Gray's River Grange, to which
Al and I belong, passed a resolution committing over 100
Our Washington State Grange Convention at
Hoquiam with passage in June, backed the resolution in
Peoria in November, committing the full three hundred
thousand memberships...and petitioning Congress to
consider the Second Monday in August of each year to
honor our world-famous former First Lady.
Even the many who hated FDR, loved Eleanor, and
we who are committed consider a Republican
administration no obstacle, as there is by-partisan
backing...especially the Grangers, most of whom are
Anne Grimm-Richardson
Naselle, WA


Enclosed is a picture of our most recent trip with the
Fosters and the Hendricks on the Westerdam. We had a
wonderful trip (February 11 to Feb. 18)
We did a lot of catching up for the past 50 years, and
we all spent a few memorable days visiting in Merritt
Island, Florida with Don and Dee Hendrick afterward.

Warren and Regina Stroop
Santa Maria, CA.

Martha Duncan, my sister-in-law from Curundu, were
there to cheer us on. Also, a newspaper reporter from
the Washington Times showed up to cover this very
important news event.
With the harness strapped around his shoulders and
the balloon floating high above us, Charly waded into the
frigid and polluted waters of the Potomac. Sixty-seven
year old Charly was amazing, he weathered the cold like
a champ and completed the three quarters of a mile
swim without a major incident. We met our fans on the
other side and were glad to hear that they could clearly
see the balloon from the bridge. At this time, I felt
obliged to follow Charly's example and committed to
swimming back. Charly crawled into the canoe and I--I
almost froze, the water felt like an early morning freezing
cold shower in Boquete and it knocked the air out of me.
I endured it and swam across, but that wasn't all: I
almost went for a memorable skydive when the balloon,
still strapped to me, floated over the edge of the bridge
and bounced onto the road deck--lucky for me, there
wasn't some 18-wheeler to snag it.

Back, L-R: Elton Foster, Warren "Bud" Stroop, Don
Hendrick. Front L-R: Helen Foster, Regina Stroop,
Dee Hendrick.


One evening last October 1994, I was swimming laps
at the Fort Belvoir, VA, indoor pool when "this old guy"
shared the lane with me. A bit later, he joined me in the
showers and I commended him for his good swimming
style. Charly, as he introduced himself, asked me what I
thought about Ollie North. Avoiding a political
discussion, I responded that I was not able to vote in the
upcoming Congressional elections, since I was in Virginia
only for a short while on temporary duty. Charly then
asked me whether I was interested in swimming across
the Potomac River. I chuckled at this odd proposition
and responded that I would not survive that with my thin
blood, since I live in Panama, Central America.
To my surprise, Charly then started rambling off a
long list of Canal Zone names that only a Zonie can do.
This coincidental acquaintance was enough for me to
accept dinner with Charly McGinn from Gatun and his
wife, the former Jean White from Gamboa. We agreed
that I would canoe alongside Charly to protect him from
other boats, while he would swim across the river with a
"Go Ollie" balloon strapped to him.
On the 5th of November, the Saturday before
Election Day, Charly picked me up at 7:30 AM, so that
we would catch the high tide and avoid heavy currents in
the river. At the base of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, a
heavily-trafficked bridge connecting Alexandria with
Washington, DC, we inflated the balloon, together with
Charly's nephew, Shawn, and launched the canoe. Ned
Rhinehart and Jim Love, two buddies from work, and

unany vicuinn (center) rormeny or uatun, swims
across the Potomac River with a large balloon
strapped to his back in a pre-election stunt for Ollie
North. Nico de Greef (left) of Curundu swam the 3/4
mile back in 60 degree water.

After a few celebration drinks at Charly's I was
finally able to stop shaking from the cold. The next day
we were pleased to find that the Washington Times
editors had not overlooked us. The newspaper photo
shows a silhouette of Charly entering the water, Shawn
and I in the canoe, while Martha and Ned look on.
Although the event did not win the election for Ollie,
it was a memorable experience and especially nice to
meet Charly. You never know when and where you might
bump into another one of these crazy Zonies!

Nico de Greef
PSC #02 Box 1795
APO AA 34002

At the Space Coast Picnic, L-R: Louise Hunt, Ken
Daly, Marje Foster, Alice Daly, Peter Foster, Bob
Van Siclen.

Space Coast Picnickers, L-R: Dot LaCroix, Alice Daly,
Via Deakins, Margaret Kolosky, Dottie Gallagher.


Since Tom Kromer died almost a year ago on April
21, 1994, his son Steve had wanted to take his ashes to
Panama. Tom always wanted to be "around water". Steve
took the opportunity to carry Tom's ashes to the place
where he was born last December. With the considerable
help of the McConaughey families--Dicks, Bobs, Davids,
and Wils--he arranged for a ceremony conducted by the
minister of the Balboa Union Church on the causeway at
Fort Amador, distributing Tom's ashes over the waters of
the Pacific entrance to the Canal. We CZ brats spent
much time boating, fishing, and swimming in those
waters. Precedent for this was set by the family of former
Governor Dwight Morrow, including Anne Morrow
Lindbergh, who distributed his ashes over the entire
While in Panama, Steve "drank from the waters of
the Chagres", which compels him to perpetuate the good
life of the good people associated with the Canal. After
the Panama episode, he joined a party climbing Mt.
Everest, inspired, no doubt, by the feat of Tom and the
Ridge Road kids in scaling the face of Ancon Hill.
Undoubtedly he will join the Descendants of Theodore
Roosevelt Medal Holders in their effort to establish a
permanent memorial to the U. S. builders of the Canal.

Jack Kromer
Silver Spring, MD


Once again, the love and friendship of Zonians prove
that time nor distance matters when one of our brother
Zonians is in trouble. When the word got out that Dad
was ill with cancer, we received so many cards, letters,
and phone calls filled with love and support, we were
truly overwhelmed. Dad remarked he never knew he had
so many friends. Many of Dad's friends called, and
unfortunately towards the end, he was too ill to speak,
and as he told me he just did not know how to say good-
bye. Each of you that called can be sure that Dad was
told or read the words you so thoughtfully wrote. He was
so very grateful, and his heart was touched deeply.
Our brother, Marc flew up in January to make a trip
he never wanted to make. Betty Kay (Frassrand) was up
and spent Christmas with us. I flew up in Mid-November,
1994 and would not return until March, 1995.
For those who knew and loved Dad, his stories were
legendary, as well as his generosity. To the many Zonian
kids he adopted, he was known as "Sky King," "Cap," or
"Pops." We wanted to share with each of you a tribute
that was written for Dad. We could not think of a better
testament to his life. We know you will appreciate it as
we have. Lastly, to those of you who sent your love,
prayers, and support; we, Teddy, Marc, Scott and Stacy,
thank you and please know you have touched our lives
and your kindness remains etched in our hearts. Now we
will share with you "Ode to Cap'n Bobby:"

ODE to Cap'n Bobby

Worn so thin from the curse within,
It's hard to recognize the face...
But when he grins and the quips begin,
Well, he's such a special case:

For he jokes a lot though the body's shot,
And he shows he cares for each,
Among us still, a friend who would
Rather laugh than preach!

When we heard that fateful word,
Or what we fear to name,
He let us know, to let him go,
When flickers out his flame.

Then lay him down, in sacred ground,
Or bury him beneath the sea...
For it matters not where the body may rot,
His spirit an eagle be!

To soar Above, with the Perfect Love,
Where even an old sailor can go...
Free from pain, and yet remain,
Remembered, by us below.

The ships, the crews, we bid adieu,
To our pilot, our shipmate, our friend...
And let him know, we care for him so,
As his earthly voyage does end...

...And the next begins!

tw:rb & crew


Stacey's Buffet in Ocala, FL, was once again the
meeting place on April 4th for the 41st semi-annual
gathering of the PanCanal "Ditchdiggers". A group of 31
ex-Zonians were present and everyone got caught up on
the latest news.
Jim and Ethel Wich reminded one and all that they
had been married 50 years last May 1994--OK, so now
it's 51 years. George Fitzgerald related some of his
"stories" as usual and "off the record".
Betty (Olsen) Boyer from Seminole, FL, visited with
us and reported on the concerns of the Society with
regards to membership and financial status and the
importance of registering for the Annual Reunion. She
also extended an invitation to attend the May 5th
PCSOFL Spring Luncheon/Meeting at the Pier in St.
Richard and Elaine Conover announced two new
arrivals--a grandson in Chicago and a granddaughter in
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Red Townsend donated a 1995 Union Church
calendar which was the prize won by Ruth and Woody
Foster for correctly answering 1962 as the date that the
Thatcher Ferry Bridge was completed. (Inauguration
date: October 12, 1962.)
Bill Muller, MC, introduced all the attendees. Others
present were: Harry and Virginia Pearl, Red and
Virginia Townsend, Bill and Jean Muller, Barbara Kelly,
Joan (Powell) and Rolf Arndt, Ruth (Rose) and Woody
Foster, Marie and Ralph Curies, Edna (Curles) Cooley,
Juanita and Richard McConaughey, Howard "Andy" and
Garnet Anderson, Truman and Betsy Hoenke, Don and
Dee Ellsworth, Leo Shadek, and Jim and Evelyn
(Townsend) Cullen.
Ocala and Dunnellon were well represented. Distant
travellers were from Lecanto, Homosassa, and Titusville,


PanCanal Ditchdiggers, Front L-R: Bill and Jean
Muller, Marie Curies, Red and Virginia Townsend,
Virginia Pearl. Center standing L-R: Evelyn Cullen,
Ralph Curies, Edna (Curies) Cooley, Dick and
Juanita McConaughey, Woody and Ruth (Rose)
Foster, Dee Ellsworth, Garnet and "Andy" Anderson,
Ethel and Jim Wich, Harry Pearl. Back L-R: Betsy
and Truman Hoenke. Back to camera: George
Fitzgerald. Blocked out: Jim Cullen, Don Ellsworth.
Photo by Barbara Kelly

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 3, 1995, at Stacey's
Buffet, 717 NE 36th Ave. in Ocala--south of East Silver
Springs Blvd. Open invitation to all for the luncheon
meeting starting at noon--restaurant opens at 11:30 AM.
For further information (if required) contact Harry Pearl
(904) 622-7076, Red Townsend (904) 629-1338, or Bill
Muller (904) 854-7902. We hope to see you there.
Jean and I spent Christmas '94 in Cameron, TX, with
Jean's mother and our sons Allen and Dean and families.
Daughter Beverly (Muller) Brunson came from
Bremerton, WA, with her new daughter Kimberly Aerin
Brunson, born December 8th, to meet all the relatives.
I would like to thank the persons) who submitted
the photo of the CZJC Touch Football 1947 to the Canal
Record (p. 76, Dec. 1994). After serving in the U.S.
Armed Forces in World War II, George (BHS'42) and
Jack (BHS'44) joined me (BHS'46) as freshmen at CZJC
in September 1947. Thanks for the memories!

William A. Muller
Ocala, FL


On Sunday, January 10th, we started off bright and
early in three cars from Cable Heights, picnic-bent, to
the River Tocumen, about twenty two miles from
Panama. Our party consisted of the Pescod, Booth, Shuey
and Michaelson families, totaling in all seventeen
For fifteen miles the roads were all that one could
desire, and we stepped on the gas until quite suddenly
the first bump was felt, and we realized we were in for
rough weather. The next seven miles of road was full of
ruts and terribly dusty, and yours truly, driving the last
car, got the full benefit of Panama's soil all over his
person, both internally and externally. The cars ahead
resembled ships wallowing in heavy seas; one minute they
would be headed downward, then upward, then listing
heavily from port to starboard. After an hour and fifty
minutes, we reached our destination, a nice shady place
along the river bank.
Here we immediately donned our bathing suits and
swam in the most refreshing icy cold water imaginable,
and it surely felt good to be clean again. We spent the
whole day enjoying ourselves in many ways, not the least
of which was the putting away of the eats, which were
plentiful. The kids had the time of their lives, wading
along the river bank and splashing about in the water.
The grown-ups found a fine swimming hole whose depth
could not be measured.
Time passed all too quickly in this pretty spot, and
the dreadful journey back was a thing to be tackled again,
so we reluctantly left, although we made up our minds to
return again at an early date.
As it was Sunday, we passed a lot of cars carrying
people in their best Sunday clothes from Panama out for
a ride, and we smiled knowingly at them, for the treat
that was in store for them.

Fortunately, in returning, the undersigned was lucky
to get first place, and so escaped all the dust which he
unselfishly ceded to those coming behind. The cars
behaved well, not a single bit of trouble was experienced,
and all hands voted the trip a thorough success from
beginning to end.

Written by Fedor Michaelsen for the
All America Cables Review in April, 1926.
Submitted by Billy Michaelsen,
Spring Hill, FL.


On their second visit to Hong Kong in December,
the Tinkler girls, Emily (Tinkler) Pearson (BHS'67) and
Nancy Tinkler (BHS'66), sailed on a traditional Chinese
junk to beautiful Lantau Island, the largest among the
236 Hong Kong islands. Their visit included lunch at the
famous Buddhist temple "Po Lin" monastery with an
incredible tour of the world's tallest outdoor bronze
Buddha statue situated high on the Ngong Ping
mountaintop. Nancy and Emily are the daughters of
Judith V. Tinkler (Whittier, CA) and the late Melvin F.
Tinkler, formerly of the Panama Canal Zone.

Judith V. Tinkler
Whittier, CA
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us at Tocumen Airport and that began the week of fun
and sightseeing. One day was spent in the interior.
Taboga was another glorious day. We took the launch
over early in the morning and walked all over the Island.
It hasn't changed still as quaint and pretty as it was the
last time we were there many years ago. We had lunch at
the Chinamans Hotel.

Ruins of Old Panama, L-R: Jackie Dunn Fearon,
Bobby Fearon, Laura Dew Mohr and Gerry Simon

Another day was spent driving across the Isthmus to
Porto Bello, Margarita and Gatun. Bobby drove us up
and down all the streets. What a thrill! I have many
memories growing up in the Zone. Laura and I walked
all the halls in good ole' BHS. I went to Diablo where I
lived for many years. Took loads of pictures. One day we
did some serious shopping and sightseeing in Panama
City. Bobby and Jim weren't crazy about that day.
We had dinner in Gamboa with Jackie and Bobby
several times. One night we all went out to dinner with
Reed Hopkins good to see Reed once again. The week
passed much faster than we wanted but all good things
must come to an end. Panama is on our list of places we
will return to. If anyone is considering a trip back to
Panama, I would highly recommend it.
Thanks again, Jackie and Bobby.

Gerry Gagnon
Ocala, FL.

Emily and Nancy or Nancy and Emily


Our return to Panama was much more than we
expected. Jackie Dunn Fearon and Bob Fearon could not
have done more for us no matter how hard they tried.
For Laura Dew Mohr it was the first time back to
Panama since she left after graduation from BHS in
Gerry Simon and her husband Jim Gagnon have
tried on several cruises to get to Panama but
unfortunately each time there was trouble in Panama and
it was removed from the itinerary. Jackie and Bobby met


Lisa Ramsey, daughter of Hugh and Karen (Rood)
Ramsey, represented her Girl Scout Troop at the March
1994 Annual Father-Daughter Banquet. Each troop chose
a country and Lisa represented Panama.

Lisa Ramsey
Her Montuna outfit was made by her grandmother,
Ginger Rood and the bohio was made by her mother,
All of the girls looked great, but seeing my daughter
dressed in Panama attire brought back many fond
memories. Karen (Rood) Ramsey
Anderson, S.C.


By Jack deGrummond
March 25, 1988

A comment on the concept of what the Panama
Canal Society represents, and the basic belief of the
esteem in which the Society should be recognized.
It seems that the society's membership continues to
remain strong and active. However, there are some
eligible Zonians who just haven't felt the need to join. I
feel that they should be a part of one of the Panama
Canal Societies or groups around the country, as so many
I would like to comment on what our societies really
can mean. One of our biggest events is the Florida's
Society Annual Reunion. What a terrific event it is, to
draw us all together. Everybody has such a great time in
seeing old friends again, participating in the functions,
socializing with everyone, and dancing their feet off at the
This might give the effect that the Societies are
purely social in nature just a get together, have a good
time and nothing more. But there is a deeper purpose for
which we join together.
Most of us, who have been with the societies in
Florida and California for a long time, believe that the
membership in the societies is more meaningful that
"purely social." The social part of the membership only
follows the original purpose and motivation for the
creation of the societies.
The motivation of the original organizers of the
societies was a desire to perpetuate the fellowship of
friends and Zonians whose lives and experiences in the

Canal Zone bound them together. They lived and worked
in a unique society, with a close association as students in
school, in their work, church activities, social clubs, sports
and many other daily functions, where they enjoyed a
special rapport with each other.
Many of us were born in the Canal Zone area, which
was our only home. Our parents came from the United
States in early construction days, met and were married
in the Canal Zone; others came individually, or as
families, and all became one big society. We made our
life in the Canal Zone a heritage from our parents.
Others also established their identity as Zonians when
they arrived on the Isthmus.
Some young Zonians in our early years, during the
1940's, joined a society called "The Panama Canal Old
Timers' Sons and Daughters Sociiety," to honor our
parents, and to recognize our association with the
Panama Canal project, as weel as to have the opportunity
to be together in a recognized group.
We all had the realization of the importance of our
jobs in the various fields of work there. We were proud
to work for our government, and to be a part of one of
the greatest American engineering projects. the American
Panama Canal, and its continuing successful operation
over the years.
Each generation had its share of experiences there,
and has seen many changes over the years. But anyone
who lived a part of his life in the Canal Zone community,
or was associated with the Canal and its operation, will
have a special feeling of pride to have been part of it.
- I believe that when the Panama Canal Societies were
first formed, it was to commemorate the great Panama
Canal project, the sacrifices and work of all the people
who participated in its construction, operation and
maintenance, who, over the years, have made it a world-
renowned waterway from ocean to ocean, with its
tremendous service to world shipping.
There are many commemorative societies and
organizations, each formed for a special purpose, and
many also have social activities; so, do not let us class our
societies as purely social, or we'll miss the boat.

An Epitaph

When a Zonian dies, he doesn't go to Heaven, and
he doesn't go to Hell he takes a trip on the Love Boat
back through the Panama Canal.

Jim O'Donnell and his two sons, Stephen on the left
and Joe on the right. Joe is a teacher for DODDS and
Stephen works for the Army Engineers. Both sons plan
to stay in the Canal area until it is turned over to


A decided turn in the social life of early Canal Zone
residents came with the opening of the Tivoli Hotel,
which was formerly opened with a gala New Year's Eve
ball on December 31, 1906. (The south wing had been
made ready for the month before to accommodate
President Theodore Roosevelt and his party on his
historic visit to the Isthmus.) The most important social
outgrowth of the Tivoli's opening was the formation of
the Tivoli Club, which was flourishing by August 1907.
The aim of the club was simply to promote dances,
receptions, and the like. Regular dances were held the
second and fourth Saturday of each month. Special
events, such as the visit to the Isthmus of important
individuals or groups of U.S. Naval vessels, were the
occasions for extra functions.
Membership was limited to 150, but members had
the privilege of sponsoring guests. They came to the
dances from the various towns along the Canal as well as
close by. Those who lived "along the Line" came to the
dances on a special train, borrowed for the occasion from
the Isthmian Canal Company and often manned by an
engineer and conductor who happened to be going to
town. When the dance was over, the "Line" members
were delivered home by the same train.
The club was still active in September 1914, but with
the advent of the European War and the rise of new
clubs and places of entertainment, the Tivoli Club ceased
to exist. However the spirit of the old Tivoli Club still
prevails in the memory of many who are here now for
the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial happy moments
long gone but still remembered!

Mr. Fred deV. Sill, member of the Tivoli Club.
Mr. John O. Collins. The Panama Guide. Mt. Hope,
C.Z., the Author, c1912; p. 39-40.
The Canal Record, 1:31, Sept. 25, 1907; 1:75, Nov. 6,
1907; 8:15, Sept. 2, 1914.

This was printed on the back of the Souvenir
Program of the Tivoli Club Dance and Special Acts, held
Friday, November 14, 1958, commemorating
November 9-15, 1958. The Special Acts consisted of
Exhibition Dances by Harnett & Dunn, and singing by
Seymour I. Barlowitz, baritone, and everybody with Bill
Scofield, pianist.
The program came from the collection of Morris M.
Seeley, Roosevelt Medal holder, through his daughter,
Mildred (Seeley) Hammond, and through Area Reporter,
Bill Poole, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.


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Neither from Quarry Heights nor
even the Pentagon came this
rare disclosure of how...
Canal's Most Secret
Defenses were smoked out

As a man who may once have saved the Panama
Canal from destruction, I was interested to read some
time ago that President Truman had issued new and
strict regulations for safeguarding the defenses of the
Canal. With all respect to the president and his military
advisers, I would say that protecting the waterway may
involve more that he quite realizes, and I feel it is only
my duty to suggest one practical step he might take,
drawn from my own experience in keeping the garrison
on its toes
The New Yorker recently carried this delayed combat
report from Edmund G. Love of stirring times along the
Panama Canal. Among the items stirred are one
brigadier general and several smoke pots full of GI
My official position at the time I may have saved the
Canal was that of platoon sergeant in an organization I
shall call the 776th Chemical Company (SG). The "SG"
stands for "Smoke Generator." The 776th Chemical
Company arrived in Panama toward the end of 1942, and
was assigned to positions at one end of the Gaillard Cut,
near the Pedro Miguel Locks. Its headquarters were at
the little military post of Paraiso, which is perched on a
steep slope about two miles Atlanticward from the Pedro
Miguel Locks. The company's mission was simple. In the
event of an air raid, we smokies, as we were called, were
to blanket the area assigned to us with smoke and
bewilder enemy pilots. Our device for accomplishing this
was a smoke pot developed from the kind commonly
used in the California citrus groves. I suppose some
Chemical Warfare colonel had been awarded the legion
of Merit for dressing the familiar pot up in military guise.
It was officially designated the Smoke Pot M1 Al and it
consisted of three principal parts; the bowl, the stack, and
the stack cover. The bowl was a cylindrical steel
receptacle about the size of the body of a washing
machine; indeed, it was made by a washing machine
company. This contained oil, which was burned to make
smoke, and it had a vent through which it was filled and
through which the oil was ignited. The stack, from which
the smoke poured out over the landscape, was a tin pipe
about six inches in diameter and four feet high, and the
stack cover was a conical cap that shielded the open top
of the stack, to hide the glow of burning oil from enemy
My platoon, composed of forty-four men, was
responsible for the care and operation of approximately
seventeen hundred of these smoke pots. This was only a
small fraction of those in the Canal Zone, and some


engineer officers had undoubtedly spent considerable
time planning how all of them should be placed. The pots
tended by each unit were set out on long lines that
radiated from a central position like spokes from a hub,
the lines wherever possible following a road, a railway
track, or an Indian path. The entire setup was supposed
to be able to throw a thick smoke screen over the Canal
no matter which way the wind blew. The 776th Chemical
Company had charge of the pots in an area roughly sixty
miles square, on either side of the waterway, and my
platoon was responsible for an area that included the
Pedro Miguel Locks, the village of Pedro Miguel,
Paraiso, and a large group of storage sheds that occupied
one bank of the Canal along the Cut. The men lived four
to a tent, in eleven tents scattered over the sector along
the locks in Pedro Miguel village, in the storage yards
and on the hillsides in the fringe of the jungle.
Our method of operation was relatively simple.
Outside each tent was a rack holding several gasoline
torches, which looked like the long necked oil cans used
by locomotive engineers. Upon the sounding of an alert,
each man ran out of his tent, grabbed up a torch, lit it,
and sped through the countryside setting fire to the oil in
his pots. Between alerts, each man was supposed to play
nursemaid to his own pots, keeping them filled,
inspecting them, swabbing them daily with oil to keep the
tropic sun from eating them up, and practicing the
technique of managing his torch.
As I have said, the 776th Chemical Company (SG)
arrived in Panama late in 1942 a good many months
after Pearl Harbor. As far as is known, no Japanese or
Germans had come close to the Canal except the crews
of prowling submarines, who were, of course, not the
concern of the air defense people. This apparent
indifference to the Canal on the part of the enemy was
heavily discouraging to most of the soldiers who had been
assigned to the Panama Canal Department before we
arrived. In pre-Pearl Harbor days, the Canal had been
considered the most likely target for a sneak attack, and
every trigger-happy old soldier in the service had tried to
wangle an assignment there. The attack on the fleet at
Pearl harbor was thus considered doubly sneaky by the
Panama garrison. Not only had the Japanese struck
without warning, they had cheated the reddest-blooded
men in the United States Army who had been sitting in
the jungles for two years waiting for an attack on them.
To compound the outrage, naval vessels soon began
passing through the Canal on their way to and from
active war zones, and their crews took delight in sitting
on deck and jeering at the sentries who paced back and
forth guarding the Locks. "How's the war going, Mac?"
the sailors would ask, or "Who classed you 4-F, Joe?"
That wasn't all the garrison had to put up with. Six
months after Pearl Harbor, the Canal Zone beer gardens
were beerless and the PX's had no candy bars. Inquiry
always brought the same maddening answer: The items
in question were all being sent to the "war zones." By the
time the 776th Chemical Company arrived,
disillusionment was general, morale was at rock bottom,
and every adjutant's desk was covered with applications
for transfer. No one could persuade the men any longer
that the Canal was in danger.
The soldiers of the 776th Chemical Company were
quick to fall in with the universal dissatisfaction. Before
a fortnight had passed, my platoon had acquired all the
habits of the rest of the garrison. It was my job to start

out from company headquarters in Paraiso each morning
and visit all the positions in my platoon's area. This
involved a seven or eight-mile walk. Very often, I entered
one of the tents to find it absolutely vacant all four men
back in the bush on a banana-hunting expedition, or
down at the Pedro Miguel Club, a civilian community
house for Canal Department employees and their
families, where one could still get sausages and cakes for
breakfast and Tom Collinses with real lime juice. One or
another of the men was likely to be in Panama City
where he had gone a day or so before on a twelve-hour
pass. I also discovered that near each tent certain smoke
pots were always empty having been set aside for boiling
laundry or for concocting a very potent drink known as
'jungle juice,' the recipe for which had apparently been
imparted by the San Bias Indians to certain selected
PFC's. As time went on, I heard rumors that occupants
of some of the tents had installed laundresses or maids
from among the natives hirelings who, it was said, also
performed extra-curricular duties.
My position as platoon sergeant plainly required that
I crack down on this laxity, and I did, but I made little
impression, because of the general apathy and the fact
that I could never actually bring myself to report anyone.
I had a dread of being known as "chicken." I found myself
involved in a bad situation that hardly anyone else
involved gave a damn about. Even the officers seemed to
have accepted the view that the Canal was safe.
The defense of the Panama Canal against air attack
was predicated, as I understood it, on the assumption
that there would be fifteen minutes warning in the event
of a raid. Lookout stations were located to the north and
south along the coasts, and picket boats patrolled both
the Caribbean and the bay of Panama. The whole
defensive force was supposedly trained to be completely
ready fifteen minutes after an alarm was sounded. In the
case of the 776th Chemical Company, it was expected
that every pot would be lit and giving out smoke at the
end of that time. To insure this, dry runs, or practice
alerts, were staged at intervals of about six weeks. Sirens
would wail and the high brass would stand around with
watches in their hands, nodding in approval as every man
performed his task within the time limit.
Theoretically, these alerts were sprung without
warning, but actually they weren't. Forecasting an alert
was a game of sorts, and rather an easy one. Suddenly all
the company officers would begin appearing at the
orderly room every morning at seven-thirty. The captain,
his jaw set, would stalk around the area business-like and
polished to the hilt. He would make a series of
inspections and order me to restrict all pass privileges. By
checking with the barrage-balloon boys, who had always
received equivalent instructions, and by putting together
rumors from all over the area, everyone was able to
predict exactly when the sirens would begin to wail.
Thus, when the order came, the men would be
crouched in their tents like sprinters at the start of the
one-hundred yard dash. Sometimes they would even have
their torches blazing. The 776th Chemical Company
never failed to have all its pots lit inside of nine minutes
after the first siren opened up. This, being six minutes
less than the time allotted, never failed to bring down a
commendation from the Department Chemical Officer to
the company commander, who naturally, never failed to
tuck it away in his 201 file against the time when he
would be up for promotion.

The men were quite aware that once the alarm was
over, there wouldn't be another for six weeks, and by
nightfall A.W.O.L.s would have reached thirty percent
and the laundresses would have moved back into the
tents and would be helping to consume the jungle juice
that had been removed from the pots to facilitate the
In making my daily rounds, I took a short cut
through the bush, a little-used path that led from Tent 3
in Pedro Miguel to tent 5, which was in a jungle clearing
on a hillside. Midway between these tents was an air-
raid siren mounted on a platform. It was one of hundreds
installed throughout the Canal Zone (in our area there
was a siren for every two tents), and one of the men in
Tent 5 was supposed to precede his pot-lighting by
sounding this particular instrument whenever the big
central siren in Pedro Miguel set off a general alert.
As things grew worse and worse, I found myself
seized by a private devil every time I passed this siren. I
knew perfectly well that in the event of an enemy attack,
the blame for any failure in my platoon area would rest
on me. After all, I had long known of the violations that
were going on and I had not reported a single man.
Consequently, I felt more and more strongly that I had to
prove to the men that their deviations could really have
serious consequences. The siren of course, presented a
simple solution. If I used it to spring a surprise alert on
my platoon, and if the men didn't carry their assignments
out properly and on time, I could come down hard on
them and there wouldn't be any argument as to why. I
figured that on a normal day twenty percent of the men
would be wandering around the hills looking for bananas,
fifteen percent would be doing laundry or tending the
still, fifteen percent would be A.W.O.L. in Panama City,
and twenty percent would be legally there on pass. The
other thirty percent might just possibly get the pots lit in
something like forty minutes. The more I thought about
it, the surer I was that I would sound that siren someday,
and I told myself that I should stay strictly away from it.
But I kept right on taking the short cut.
I clearly remember the morning temptation overcame
me. Overhead, huge cumulus clouds wandered aimlessly
back and forth, building up the customary afternoon
shower. I stopped at the siren platform and looked at the
scene below me. In one of the storage yards, three or
four trucks were parked, their drivers leaning against the
fenders or lounging on the hoods, engaged in the
inevitable bull session. At the Canal's edge in the same
yard, a huge floating crane was lifting long sections of
steel tubing from piles on the shore and swinging them
onto a barge. Around the Pedro Miguel Locks, a dozen
or so barrage balloons stood stolidly at tree-top height.
The main trans-Isthmian highway was congested with an
infantry convoy on maneuvers, moving toward the
Atlantic end of the Canal. In my own platoon area, things
were normal. From where I stood, I could see a PFC -
I'll call him Willies Adenyl clad only in shorts, standing
in a clearing and stirring clothes in the smoke pot that he
had set aside for laundering. Down in Pedro Miguel
village, four men, probably mine, were going up to a
lookout station along the Canal itself. I learned later that
there were three submarines just entering the Pedro
Miguel Locks from the Cut, and a Liberty ship had been
let out of the lower end of the locks. Six or seven miles
away, in Miraflores Lake, the battleship South Dakota
was making its way towards Pedro Miguel.

I had come up from Tent 3 feeling very discouraged.
I had found only one man there, snoring on his cot.
When I got to the siren, I stopped as I have said, and
looked around. Then, without really thinking, I reached
out and gave the handle of the siren a turn, and a
mournful sound rose slowly over the area. The sound
died, and I turned the handle again, a second and a third
time. As the wailing faded to its last low moan, I ran up
the hill. It wasn't that I was scared at what I had done, I
just wanted to get to a road where Tent 5 had a line of
pots, and from where I knew I could see most of my
platoon area and how fast the men responded. Half were
there, and impulse made me turn and look at PFC
Willies Adenyl. It must have been at least two minutes
since the first note of the alarm had floated out, but
Adenyl was just standing there in front of his potful of
laundry, staring into space. Every now and then he would
give the clothes a little nudge with his stick. I decided he
was in a stupor or had gone deaf, but my observation of
him was brief. Other sights distracted me. High above,
smoke had begun issuing from the pots on the hillside.
Off towards Paraiso, another of my platoon's sirens had
taken up the alarm. The men were actually getting to
work. I turned again and scrambled up to the edge of the
road I had been heading for. The pots close by were still
unlit, but up the road perhaps a quarter of a mile I saw
a strange sight. It was a small, wiry PFC who hailed from
Kentucky. Ordinarily he could hold his own in any group
with his stories and chatter, but he had been hard put to
stand up to the old Army men in Panama. To them, he
was simply a rookie and they treated him as such. He
had decided that the one true mark of an old-timer was
a campaign hat, and he had bought one in Panama City.
He had brought it back to his tent and after jumping on
it and tossing it around, and leaving it out in a couple of
downpours, had turned the brim up fore and aft, and put
it on his head to stay. He had no further trouble with the
Regular Army At this moment, he was zigzagging along
the road, torch in hand, lighting the pots on his line,
wearing the campaign hat and absolutely nothing else.
I watched him for a moment and then looked around
the platoon area again. There were now about two
hundred pots putting out smoke, but I didn't have a
chance to calculate whether the men were making good
time or bad, because all at once I began to see and hear
things that frightened me to death. Across the Canal,
smoke was rising from the pots maintained by another
platoon. Worse than that, every siren I could hear was
wailing. Even the big siren in Pedro Miguel was in full
voice. The barrage balloons were rising rapidly towards
the clouds, and in the vicinity of Miraflores Lake a couple
of anti-aircraft batteries began firing for range. It had
never occurred to me that I might do something more
than stir up my own platoon area. I started down the hill
as fast as I could go to sound the 'all clear.'
I have only a hazy recollection of the rest of that
morning, but two impressions do stand out. When I got
back to the platform, I looked down at the spot where I
had seen Adenyl. He was still standing there stirring his
laundry, not paying the slightest bit of attention to what
was going on. The other thing I saw when I happened to
look up toward the jungle. It was a San Bias Indian
squaw, a papoose on her back, running down a line of
smoke pots, lighting them.
A lot of events took place that morning that I
couldn't see but that were recounted to me later with

feeling. Pilots stationed at Albrook Field scrambled for
their planes and took off. Soldiers came rumbling from
bars and bedrooms all over the Canal Zone. Jeeps
careened wildly down the highways. Everyone was trying
to get from somewhere he wasn't supposed to be to some
place where his presence would be legitimate, or more or
less so. The infantry convoy on the main highway turned
around and headed back to base, the men eventually
losing two full days of maneuver time in the jungles.
Orderlies at Headquarters in Quarry Heights broke out
new steel helmets. Halfway across Miraflores Lake, the
South Dakota dropped anchor and sounded general
quarters. It was rumored that one of the submarines took
evasive action in the locks chamber with only six feet of
water under its keel. Reports later showed that the
defense system of the entire Panama Canal Zone reached
full alert status twenty-eight minutes after I first turned
the siren handle.
A number of people were awfully mad at me as a
result of that alert. It didn't take the Army long to track
me down as the man who had started the whole thing. I
had to stand at attention before every officer in the chain
of command all the way from Paraiso to the
Commanding General at Quarry heights. Some of the
statistics of what I had accomplished were impressive;
for the work of a sergeant, they were awesome. Seventy
P-39 pilots in seventy P-39 planes, climbed to twenty
thousand feet where they were endangered by the shells
from two hundred and thirty-two anti-aircraft batteries
engaged in getting on target in their own inimitable way.
Sixty million dollars' worth of battleship and sixteen
million dollars' worth of submarines had also been
endangered. Approximately 64,000 gallons of oil literally
went up in smoke, and 9,437 rounds of ammunition of
various types and sizes were expended. Approximately
three hundred A.W.O.L. soldiers were reduced to
Private, if any were noncoms, or otherwise heavily
disciplined if they were Privates already. A considerable
number of officers lost their chances of early promotion,
and several spoke to me about the matter at length.
I am not sure whether any serious attempt was ever
made to court-martial me. If so, I didn't hear of it. It
seemed to me that my reprimands grew less severe the
higher the officer administrating them. Eventually a
Brigadier General I hadn't seen before came to my
platoon area one afternoon and we sat together for a
long time on a culvert talking about the whole business.
I told him I hadn't meant to alert the Canal Zone that
I had just wanted to wake up my platoon. He asked me
why, and I told him, and that led to a discussion of the
whole defense set-up. He didn't exactly say so, but he
gave me the impression there was a feeling in some
quarters that I might have done the Canal Department a
service outweighing my crime. Before he left, he said,
with a wink, that the next time I decided to sound an
alert on my own, I ought at least to let the Department
Commander hear about it.
One thing I do know. During most of the next two
months, the Panama Canal was as ready for an enemy
attack as any place in the world. I liked to think of the
Axis high command sitting around a table going over spy
reports from Panama. I could see them reading the
report for the week after I set off the siren, learning that
every outfit on the Canal was at full strength, sober and
loaded for bear. I could see enemy generals tearing up
their blueprints of the Canal and filing out of their

headquarters, their shoulders drooping in defeat.
I suppose it was too much to expect this marvelous
preparedness to last indefinitely. About six weeks after
the alert, I was put on orders to return to the States to
go to Officers Candidate School. The orders relieved me
from duty, and I spent my days either waiting at Fort
Clayton for my travel orders or shopping in Panama City,
returning to the company area on the last bus at night.
As a result, I was almost completely out of touch with the
life of the smoke-pot tenders. I glimpsed it only once
more, briefly, the night before I finally shipped out.
I was awaked a little before midnight by the Charge
of Quarters. "There's a general in the orderly room who
wants to see you," he said.
I pulled on some clothes and made for the orderly
room, where a sawed-off brigadier was pacing the floor,
looking at his watch. When he saw me, he smiled. "You
the man who set off the alert a couple of months ago?"
he asked.
"I guess I am," I told him.
"Let me shake your hand," he said. "I was telling the
Commanding General the other day that you had done
more to wake up this command than anything since the
yellow-fever epidemic."
"That isn't exactly what the Commanding General
told me when I was in his office," I said.
"Just the same, Sergeant, you did wake them up," he
answered, "and after this they're going to stay awake.
Right now, I'm down here to stage a surprise alert. I
thought maybe you'd like to go out and start it off, the
way you did before. Sort of see how things have improved
in two months."
"Yes, sir," I said. I did like the idea. I thought it
would be an appropriate farewell, and I was pleased with
the thought of seeing how fast the 776th really could
make it from bed to smoke pots. I went to get my steel
helmet and rifle.
On the way back to the Orderly Room, I had to pass
the Day Room. A dim light cast shadows over the tables
and chairs, and I could see the Company officers sitting
there in the gloom, their helmets on and their pistols
lying handy on the tables. Off in a corner, the Company
Jeep drivers were squatting, watchful and ready.
Ten minutes later, as the General and I drove to
Pedro Miguel, I peered at the wharves of the storage
yards. The cruiser Boise, completely blacked-out, was tied
up. On the decks, I could make out helmeted figures
sitting besides the guns. I asked the General to let me
stop at Tent 3, by the Pedro Miguel railroad station, for
just a minute. He obliged, and when I walked into the
tent, I found all four men helmeted and armed, sitting on
their bunks, smoking. One of them said they had ten
minutes to go on their shift.
As I walked up the hill toward the siren with the
General, I hadn't the heart to tell him what had become
of his surprise alert, but I had the consolation of knowing
that I had probably saved the Canal Zone once, and that
if I ever had the chance, I would know how to save it
again. I guess maybe the time had come. If the President
wants me to show him the way to that siren, I'll do it,
but it's got to be between him and me.

Edmund G. Love
(Submitted by Mildred Slater, Tulsa, Oklahoma.)

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"B" League Champs, 1950-51, Back L-R: Janice "A" League Champs, 1950-51, Back L-R: Vilma Sasso,
Rankin, Carlene Taber, Arlene Lim, Ann Thomas, Coletta Strebritz, Joanne Reccia, Jeannette
Lois Scheidegg, Dora Welch. Front L-R: Mildred McKeown, Margaret Ridge, Maryann Hannigan.
Marquard, Nancy Kariger (Captain), Alice Hannigan, Front L-R: Nancy Sasso, Dinah Sasso, Nellie
Dawn Preston. Holgerson, Jane Compton, Jacquie Boyle.

~ r,71k. T

CHS 1949-50. Front L-R: Mary Hannigan, Nellie
Holgerson, Vilma Sasso, Dorrit Archbold, Marlene
Peacock, Mary Jo McSParran. Back L-R: Delores
Dixon, Joan Reed, Pat Casswell,,Mary Irving, Paula
Dovel, Donnie Gilder.

Help on the following captions of the March 1995 issue
came via Robert W. Blake, member of the co-winning
team, the "Huskies," of the first half of the BHS
intramural season, 1936. Bob ran for Congress in 1988
for the 7th District, Washington. (Sorry you lost, Bob.
Us pilots gotta stick together).

Huskies" Football team, 1936, Back L-R: Vernon
Seeley, Tom Roth, John Urey, Harry Foster, Front L-
R: Howard Moore, Francis Criste, George Rance,
Jim Wood, Joe Young, Harry Levy, Francis Coyle.

NEW: "Trojans" Football team, 1936; Back L-R: ?
? ? Jack Siler, Corrigan, Jack Schierloh,
Don Mitchell, Jim Ridge. Front L-R; Bob Blake,
McFadden, O'Donnell, Fitzpatrick, ? ?


V i t r

National Vice President of AFGE, Mr. Lewis, swears in
local Chapter officers of AFGE in 1972. L-R: Day,
Beall, Caldwell, McCoy, Scigliane, and J. O'Donnell,
President of the Chapter.



at the


as we dance to the music of Tito Mouynes
Saturday Night Dinner/Dance
and Sunday Buffet Breakfast
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 22, 23, & 24, 1995
Bahia Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego
*Also Mini Reunions: BHS '40 & '45 and CHS '42
Weekend Activities:
Friday, 9-22-95, 11 am 8 pm Registration & Snacks (B.Y.O.B)
Saturday, 9-23-95, 9 am 4 pm Registration 6 pm Open Bar 7 pm Dinner 8 pm Dance
to the music of Tito Mouynes in the Ballroom Raffle & Lottery
Sunday, 9-24-95, 10 am Registration 10:30 am Buffet Breakfast/Program and Music by Tito
Mail reservations for meals (including name & address of each individual
attending and your phone number) with check payable to REUNION ACCOUNT
to: Norma Horine, 5728 Barley Court, Bonita, CA 91902.
Name & Address of Each Person:
Dinner/Dance: $35/person
AFTER 9-15: $37/person
Breakfast: $15/person
Total Enclosed:
Your Phone Number with Area Code:
Information Resources: (All phone numbers are in (619) area code unless otherwise noted.)
Mini-Reunions: Kathy Taylor 277-5000
Golf Tournament: Bob & Linda Morris 272-9729
General Information: Jack & Kathy Taylor: 277-5000 David Hollowell: 424-5704
Bill & Nana Roberts: 440-3071 Norma Horine: 472-6693 Jean Pence: 566-1831 -
Ted & Beth Sundquist: 473-8755 Ken & Celine Stone: (818) 361-1964

BAHIA HOTEL: Please make hotel room reservations directly with
the hotel at 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Phone: (619)
488-0551 Room Rates: Single $77, Double $87, Triple $97, Quad $107,
plus 10.5% room tax. Note: First night room deposit is required.


The second annual Panama Canal Ham Radio
Reunion will be held at the Marriott's Orlando World
center. A no-host luncheon will be held on Friday, July
7th at 1:00 p.m. Ed Parker recommended that this group
meet in front of the Panama Canal Society Registration
desk between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
During the Panama Canal Reunion, several of the
Society members will be on 2 meters. They can be
contacted on 146.55 Simplex.

Ed Parker and Jim O'Donnell
Ed Parker and Jim O'Donnell


Plans are being finalized for a reunion of all friends,
families, and members of the Good News Singers; the
youth choir of the First Baptist Church in Balboa
Heights. The Reunion will take place on 14-16 July 1995
in Eddyville, Kentucky.
Eddyville is located in western Kentucky adjacent to
the Land Between the Lakes recreational area and offers
a variety of activities, including a water park, fresh water
lake swimming, boating, skiing, camping, and an over 100
store factory outlet mall. A Friday evening mixer,
followed by a Saturday meal with all the fixins' and a
Sunday musical worship service are all planned; with
plenty of time to renew old friendships and make new
Write Bob Bridges at P.O. Box 792, Eddyville, KY
42038 or call him at (502) 388-7919 for reunion details
and other area information.


Just a reminder that the deadline for the luncheon
is May 15, 1995. It will be held on Friday, July 7, 1995
from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Marriott World
Don't miss out on a good time. Send your
reservation with enclosed check of $15.00 per person to
one of the following:

Panama Canal Ham operators can find other ham
operators every day except Sunday on 7.295 at 0915 EST.
Anyone interested in Participating in the next Amateur
Radio Reunion, please write of call one of the committee

Edward Parker
2985 Camellia Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
(504) 643-5603

James O'Donnell
405 10th Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 894-2478

Ann Buchter
2440 Winding Ck. Blvd. #301
Clearwater, FL 34621

Sue Cain
102 Turf Trail Place
Fountain, CO 80817

Betty Kelleher
106 Huckleberry Lane
Dothan, AL 36303-1306

Hope to see you there. All personnel of the Health
Bureau are invited.



The 1995 Poconos Reunion will be held Friday noon
to Sunday noon, September 8-10, 1995, at the Hill Motor
Lodge (Best Western), located at Exit 45 on 1-80 in
Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Reservations by phone at
(717) 629-1667. The rate for the weekend is $70 per
person (double occupancy) and includes two nights
lodging and two dinners (Friday and Saturday) at the
Train Coach Restaurant. As always, a great time is
guaranteed! Golf is available. This is a wonderful time
and place for those holding Mini-Class Reunions. In
September 1994 the BHS Class of '44 held a very
successful one with us at the Poconos. We would
welcome more of the same.
If additional information is needed, call Billy
Michaelsen: Between January and April (904) 683-0826.
After April (914) 271-3097.
Billy Michaelsen
Reunion Coordinator




Teacher Mini-Reunion (Potluck)
2:00 PM on Friday, July 7, 1995
Marriott's Orlando World Center
(Jan Whitney's Room)
To have a great time with wonderful
Anyone who has worked in the Canal
Zone or DoDDS-Panama schools

Anyone desiring more information may contact:

Roger Dean
(407) 723-8487
7600 Norwood Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32904

Jan Whitney
(904) 562-4886
4819 Deer Run Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Kathy Egolf
(813) 577-6723
3848 90th Terrace North
Pinellas Park, FL 34666

Donna Gillis
PSC #02 Box 926
APO AA 34002-0926

OCTOBER 2, 3, 4, 1995

October 2, 3, and 4, 2995, are the
l-. dates for the annual Gas House
S Gang Golf Tournament in Dothan,
Alabama. It will be held at the
Olympia Spa Motel Resort on Hwy
231 South.
S I We had a great group of lady
golfers last year and hope to see
even more ladies join us. All golfers
might want to stay a few extra days
to enjoy the challenging Robert
Trent Jones golf course, The
S Highlands, which is nearby. Our get-
together is not only for golfers; the
non-golfers have just as good a time
renewing acquaintances, visiting places of interest and
shopping at the Wiregrass Commons Mall. Ya'll Come.

Oct. 2 Practice round (Make your own foursome).
Music in evening.
Oct. 3 Mexican Best Ball Tournament male and
female mixed scramble.
Oct. 4 Mexican Best Ball Tournament separate
male and female division. Cocktail hour,
banquet and awards in the evening.

PACKAGE PLAN: Includes 3 days and 3 nights lodging,
3 rounds of golf (entry fee, cart, greens fees and prizes),
3 breakfasts and 2 dinners, cocktail party, banquet and
prizes. All prices include taxes.

COSTS: Per couple (both golfers)
Per couple (one golfer)
Single golfer (with roommate) ea.
Single golfer (staying alone)
Single (non golfer)


NON-PACKAGE PLAN: Includes 3 rounds of golf
(entry fee, cart, greens fees and prizes). Music Monday
night. Cocktail party and banquet on Wednesday night.

Club Member (golfer)
Non-Club Member (golfer)
Cocktail party & Banquet only

$64.00 per person
$100.00 per person
$15.00 per person

All reservations will be made directly to the Olympia
Spa Motel, Manager Joe Bates, P.O. Box 6108, Highway
231 South, Dothan, AL 36302. Telephone is (334) 677-
3321. For additional information please call any of the
following: Vera Ryan (334) 793-6316; Lou Hunt (334)
793-4690; Bud Huldtquist (334) 793-5186; Bill Sherlock
(334) 794-5933; Jim Coman (334) 284-0771.


Old yearbooks and the yearbook updates often
distributed at class reunions in Florida are being
collected in the interests of future historical research and

preservation by Patt Roberson. They will end up in the
Pan Canal Museum in Fort Worth. So, if you have any
old yearbooks or if your class prepared an update for
your class reunion, please send them to: 2801 Allen
Court, Baker, LA 70714-2253. Thank you!


How about a final GRAND Class Reunion in
Panama in 1999? We are thinking of putting together a
final class reunion in February of 1999. It will be the
beautiful dry season weather, and a great time to visit the
Canal before it is turned over on December 31, 1999.
Davis Stevenson has had experience in putting
together great tours to Panama, and is already making
plans for one final last "splash." We will spend 7 full days
in Panama, plus a day for traveling each way, making a
total of 9 days. Davis will make all the arrangements for
7 wonderful fun-filled days, to include a grand Reunion
dinner dance for all classes, plus lots of other activities,
i.e., picnics, a day at the beach and the El Valle Indian
Market. This will be a trip of a lifetime and not to be
missed. If interested, please call us at 1-800-783-8847.
We are compiling a data base for all interested
parties, regardless of whether you went to BHS or CHS.
Even if you didn't graduate from either of the two
schools, but still want to come, please let us know. And
it you have any ideas of what you would like to do or visit
while in Panama, let us know that also.
Davis is going to Panama again on his annual Dry
Season tour, and will make some of the arrangements at
that time. His trips are always "all inclusive," to include
your air fare out of Miami and back, your hotel, food,
transportation to all functions, and exit and entry fees.
Since Davis is completely bi-lingual, you can relax and let
him do all the work for you.
Does this sound like a great trip? You bet it does!!!
Call (or write us) and let us know you are interested so
that we can keep you up to date on the plans and the
final cost.

(Note: This reunion is not sponsored by the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc.)

Editor must have by:

August 4, 1995


What: Gamboa Mini Reunion
When: Saturday July 8, 1995, 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Where: Marriott's Orlando World Center
Why: To share thoughts, memories, and photos
of Gamboa.
Who: Anyone who has memories of Gamboa,
lived or worked in Gamboa, or can
share information related to Gamboa.


This notice is to let all of the ballplayers and
cheerleaders for Coach Luke Palumbo know the plan to
have a Tiger Reunion for Coach are coming along, and
is to be Thursday, July 6, 1995, in conjunction with this
year's Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando, FL.
The Marriott Hotel has made the New York/New
Orleans reception rooms available between the hours of
6:00 and 9:00 in the evening. The plans are simple; just
a huge get-together to thank Coach for his time he gave
us and to let him know how he affected our lives. Pass
the word, especially to those who may not see this notice.
I have received word from Coach that he is really looking
forward to this, and has his plans pretty much set on how
he is getting there and has already heard from many of
us who will be there. I was with Coach at CHS's final
Football Jamboree this past September and he hasn't lost
one step since our high school days. If you have any ideas
for this reunion or want to make a special presentation
on behalf of any particular team, class, "C" Club, etc,
contact me, Donald Humphrey at 4191 Corey Road,
Malabar, FL 32950, Tel:(407) 723-6442. The main thing
is just be there!

4191 Corey Road
Malabar, FL 32950


Society members continue to show their kindness and
generosity by sending in old eyeglasses. If yours are just
cluttering up a drawer, please recycle them by sending
them to Patt Roberson, 2801 Allen Court, Baker, LA
Opthalmologists and surgical support teams donate
their time and expertise to make annual trips to Central
America to perform surgery and distribute eyeglasses. On
each trip they see hundreds of patients, perform surgeries
and match up your old prescription glasses with people
who desperately need them. Please do your part to help.
And it's a tax-deductible contribution.


I am researching the Red, White and Blue Troupe
and would appreciate correspondence or phone calls
regarding locations of any collections of historical
material either private or public or the organization.
I was a member in the 1930s and 1940 in Gamboa
under Coach Henry Greiser.
I am particularly interested in doing an oral history
project of women members of the Troupe as the
women held many championships. Please contact:
Frances (Farrell) Viglielmo, 163 Nenue Street, Honolulu,
HI 96821. (Daughter of Eleanor Farrell McQueary)
(808) 373-4836.


A Pedro Miguel Reunion is now in the planning
stages and is scheduled for 1996 in conjunction with the
Panama Canal Reunion in Orlando, FL. The 1992 get-
together was a great success and we hope to have an
even better turnout in 1996.
Those of you contacted for the last reunion please
advise us of any change of address or addresses to be
added to our mailing list by contacting the committee
members below.
The PM reunion committee will not send
correspondence to anyone until next year, however we
will try to keep you informed through the Canal Record.
When mailings begin, we would appreciate a donation to
help defray postal costs.

Anne (Edwards) Hale
101 Waterwood Drive
Yalaha, FL 34797-3161

Helen (Edwards) Magan
914 Alexander Circle
Pueblo, CO 81001-2015

Ginger (Coffy) Young
1220 John Anderson Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32176-3720


An Elks Reception (both Pacific and Atlantic-side
lodges) is going to be held during the 1995 Panama
Canal Society Reunion in Orlando on Friday, July 7th
from 2 7 p.m. Panama beer and Ron Cortez will be
served and tickets available for door prizes. This
reception will be held in a Hospitality Suite at the
Marriott Hotel. The suite location will be available at the
Society Hospitality and Information desk and also
through the hotel's TV listed events. Donations would be
appreciated to help offset the cost of this function and
may be given on the. day of the reception. For further
information, please contact: David K. Bishop, PAC 469,
Box 37301, Washington, DC 20013 (Ph. 011-507-52-

Roosevelt Medal Descendants

Direct descendants of U.S. citizens
who worked on the construction of the

Panama Canal (1904-1914)

and who received the ROOSEVELT MEDAL
are invited to join our organization

Please send your inquiries to

Roosevelt Medal Descendants
P.O. Box 3344
Balboa-Ancon, Rep. of Panama


Our reunion dinner and program will be held on
Friday, September 22, 1995, at the Bahia Hotel in San
Diego, CA. We'll then join the Panama Canal West
Coast Reunion for their Saturday dinner/dance and
Sunday brunch. As promised in our '94 correspondence,
classmates will receive another newsletter in the near
future with the weekend reunion schedule and reservation
forms. We look forward to seeing you there, and family
members and friends are most welcome.

Fernando Tapia, M.D.
23029 N. 94th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(602) 585-4951

Joan (Ridge) de Grummond
521 Calle Aragon #0
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3871
(714) 855-6447


Pacific Northwest Panama Canal Reunion
Picnic Saturday August 5, 1995, 10 am 5 pm.
ABRAMS CITY PARK, Ridgefield, WA. Make
reservations early for a weekend of fun.
10% discount at:
WOODLANDER INN 1-800-444-9667,
LEWIS RIVER INN 1-800-543-4344
Visit Ft. Vancouver, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center,
Lelooska Indian Gallery, Lewis River Golf Course, Ape
Old Fashioned Picnic Games for kids of all ages More
information and map to follow.
Murry and Candy Falk, 360-263-2982


The Class of 1945 (both BHS and CHS) is planning
a reunion in San Diego, California, September 22-24,
1995. If any class member did not receive an
announcement, contact:

Nancy (Sullivan) Schorsch
1175 Winthrop Lane
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-5825

CHS '45 and '46


This is the first call to remind CHS '47 classmates
that our 50th Reunion is not too far in the future for
planning purposes.
We need your most current address and telephone
number including those of any other classmates which
you may have.
THIS IS THE BIG ONE and we need your input
and assistance. We want to hear from you as soon as
possible to determine if there is enough interest or
support for a 50th.
The location and type of reunion will be up to you -
write or phone: PETE or MARIE FOSTER at 2389
Citrus Hill Road, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683. Phone

CHS '45 will be celebrating its 50th and would like
to share with CHS '46. We were so close at that time!
Depending on response, will determine the function. The
plans would be at least a cocktail party prior to the
Panazonian Dance July 7, 1995. To date, there has been
some good "Yes, I'm interested." Please contact Joy
(Randall) Maale, (CHS'45) and Al Maale (CHS'46)
26100 S.W. 95th St., Indiantown, FL 34956. Tel: (407)


The Balboa High School Class of 1947 is planning a
50th Reunion during the 1997 Panama Canal Society
Reunion. Please send a post card to one of the following:

Louis Dedeaux
8415 Lufton Drive
Pensacola, FL 32514

Albert Johnson
121 Birch Grove
Spartanburg, SC 29307


Progress is being made on our 50-year Class
Reunion, planned in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society of Florida annual gathering in Orlando in June
1998. We have located nearly half of our classmates and
most of the responses from them have been enthusiastic.
1998 seems a long way off, but already a year has passed
since we began this tracking down process. We continue
to need help in locating the rest of us. If you were in the
BHS Class of 1948, or if you know where any of our
classmates are, please send names and addresses to:
Barbara (Fritz) Reyle, 10518 Providence Way, Fairfax,
VA 22030-3106. Telephone: (703) 273-2654.
Note to CHS '48 Class: Pat (Leach) Koenig has
volunteered to head up a Cristobal High School Class of
'48 Reunion. You can contact Pat at: 14904 Freeman
Ave., San Jose, CA 95127.

Jim O'Donnell
405 10th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

July 7, 1995

Hey"Nifty-Fifty".....plan to attend your class reunion party
this summer and enjoy all the member activities that are
part of the annual Panama Canal Society of Florida
reunion. The classes of 1948, '49, and '51 and other
friends of the Class of 1950 are invited to attend our
cocktail party and dinner on Friday, July 7, 1995 at the
beautiful Marriott World Center in Orlando. Contact
Shirley (Smith) O'Connor at 1109 Anita Dr., Arlington,
TX 76012, (Tel: 817-460-6690) or Bea (Reyes) Gunn, at
545 Moss, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (Tel: 805-238-3686).


Plans are on the
ASS o0. drawing board for
1, o, CAN( e D our 40th class
4 b 4' reunion in
conjunction with the
Panama Canal
Society of Florida
gathering during July
5 9, 1995 at the
beautiful Marriott
World center in
Orlando, Florida.
If you have moved since our last reunion please
provide us with your current address and telephone
number. Mailouts have been sent, if you did not receive
one, please contact us. We are looking forward to a great

Joan (Hensler) Toscar
(904) 788-1680
6124 Del Rio Drive
Port Orange, FL 32127

Robert (Bobby) Zumbado
(407) 282-0715
1106 Oropesa Ave.
Orlando, FL 32807

Joseph Wood
(011-507) 52-5731
PAC 0383, Box 37301
Washington, D.C. 20013



Our 35th
class reunion
will be held in
with the
Panama Canal
Society of
reunion being
held on July 5
to 9, 1995 at
the Marriott's
World Center.
For further
please contact

either of the following:

Bryce Kimberling Eileen Cowell
13440 Jerusalem Hill Rd. NW 639 Honeysuckle Lane
Salem OR 97304 Severna Park MD 21146-3413
(503) 868-7624 (410) 647-2630

50th Birthday Party
TODAY BY CALLING 1-800-288-3927

WHEN: July 27-29, 1995.
WHERE: San Antonio, Texas
Holiday Inn Riverwalk North.
ROOM RATE: $85/Night
THURSDAY, JULY 27: Check-in & Visit..Nothing
formal planned.
FRIDAY, JULY 28: 50th Birthday Party...Stay tuned
for more details.
SATURDAY, JULY 29: Dance at a Texas Honky-
Tonk Midnight Rodeo.
Shuttle Bus from Hotel leaves at 6:30PM
For Hospitality Suite & Birthday Party.
Please contact the Holiday Inn Riverwalk North and
make your reservations today! If you have any questions
contact Lew French (512) 984-3217) or Bev Dockery
Vaughn (404) 942-1032.

Our 35th class reunion will be held in conjuction with
the Panama Canal Society of Florida reunion being held
on July 5 to 9, 1995 at the Marriott's Orlando World
Center. For further information please contact the

Joni Page Smith
418 Girard Street #T-1
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 869-4666


Planning is underway for a fantastic 30th reunion for
BHS Class of 1966 to be held in conjunction with the
1996 Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando, FL.
This is only a very initial notification so mark you
calendar now. Please send any and all addresses and
ideas to Bob Askew, Box 2511, Hailey, ID 83333, Tel.
(208) 788-2253.

BHS/CHS Class of 1970

The BHS/CHS Class of 1970 will hold its 25th Class
Reunion in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society
Reunion to be held in Orlando, Florida at the Marriott
World Center during July 5 9, 1995. If you wish to
receive information concerning the 25th Reunion or if
you have moved since our last reunion, please send your
name and address to: Vicki Sizemore, 1213 Valencia
Lane, Auburndale, Florida 33823. (813) 967-2106

Reunion Committee members are: Jane Gabriel Huff
(CHS/Rep. of Panama), Donella McClean Vogel
(BHS/Rep. of Panama), Jacque Crowell Vowell
(BHS/Daytona Beach, FL), Art Dealy
(BHS/Washington, D.C.), Faye Weisser Finegan
(BHS/Austin, TX), Vicki Sizemore (BHS/Auburndale,
FL), Rudy Crespo (BHS/San Francisco).

the latest information on location, approximate costs,
dates, etc. Please contact Diana if you are located
overseas, or Cookie if you need further information. We
are only a year away from a great 20th reunion!!!

Diana (Duncan) DeGreef
PSC # 02 Box 1795
APO AA 34002
Ph. 011-507-86-4438
Fax. 011-507-86-4321

Renee (Carter) Collins
P.O. Box 1224
Broken Arrow OK 74013
Ph. 918-357-1601
Fax. 918-836-4082

Janice (Cookie) Newlon
900 West Ave. #723
Miami Beach FL 33139
Ph. 305-532-6525
Fax. 305-374-4796



Departure: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 1995, Port
Canaveral, Florida (45 Min. east of Orlando).
Happy Hour: 4:31 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 1995.
Thursday Night: Casual welcoming party, music and
pictures (slide show) from our BHS years!
Friday: Nassau, Bahamas. Free day and night to shop,
rent scooters, scuba, fish, snorkel, sight see.
Saturday: Day at sea with activities onboard ship. Have
fun with family and friends.
Saturday night: Formal Dinner 7:00 p.m. then private
Dance and Party 9:00 p.m. until ?, Lucho and '70's music,
contests, class picture, and more.
Port Arrival: Sunday a.m., Port Canaveral. Adios. PC
Society Reunion starts Thursday, July 6, 1995.

The Fantasy is a gorgeous ship with private party rooms,
activities for kids, and 4 meals a day. Over 100 classmates
are going as of July '94. For info and to reserve your
room call Betty at 1-800-422-8002 or Ed McArthur at

Attention all members! Preparations are underway
for our fifteen-year class reunion. Plans include holding
a Reunion Party at the 1995 Panama Canal Reunion in
Orlando, FL, July 1995. We are also planning activities to
be held in Panama at BHS Homecoming November 1995.
The following members met in Panama in November
1994 to begin preparations for the reunion: Margaret
Bivin, Kaye Richey, Mary (Thompson) Snavely, Tara
Wiskowski, Richard Grimison, and Manny Manuel.
Information has been mailed to many class members. If
you have not received information, contact one of the
committee members. Time is short so make your plans
now. Any and all suggestions, comments, and volunteers
to help with the reunion are welcome.
Margaret Bivin Richard Grimison
PSC 2 BOX 1806 253 Merritt Square C136
APO AA 34002 Merritt Island, FL 32952
(507) 60-2098 (407) 452-6246
Sue (Kelleher) White
15501 Bruce B. Downs #806
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 978-1093


Plans are being made for the CHS 20th Reunion. We
need names and addresses of any classmates that you
may have. Please contact: Cherie (Danielsen) Lee, 5515
Cactus Drive, Houston, TX 77088. (713) 999-8368.


The votes have been coming in and plans are now
being made for our 20th Reunion during the summer of
1996! If we have missed reaching you, or if you are
interested in attending even if you are from another class
or you attended CHS, please get in touch! Renee is
compiling a database and can be reached at the address
below, by phone, or by fax. Our next mailing will have



Owen Smith is looking for an extra 1944 BHS
Zonian, but may settle for a photocopy. If you can help,
write him at 1046 Jimmie Wall Lane, Osyka, MS 39757-

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Panama has always been an interesting place to visit, and for us old (and not so old)
Zonites, this trip could be your last opportunity to return to your favorite haunts before the
transition is complete. This coming dry season will be your opportunity for a coast-to-
coast/border-to-border tour of Panama. The tour lasts 10 days and includes the following:

-Airfare from Miami to Panama via COPA
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-Tourist Card
-All meals while in Panama
-Tips and baggage handling
-Transportation on air-conditioned busses
-Special dinner at Restaurant of the Americas
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Tour will be led and conducted by Davis Stevenson who
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If you did not make it in '95 we look forward to seeing you
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