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IN THIS ISSUE
Rules About Your Employment
A Seat Belt Safe Vacation
Your Election Rights
Stage Revival in Cristobal
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STASH J noticed?
THE CANAL ZONE has declared
THE war on litterbugs.
Enactment of the recent regula-
tion which provides up to a $100 fine
and 30 days in jail for anyone con-
victed of littering any highway or
TRASH street gives teeth to the attack, but
success of the anti-litter effort still
... __ ^depends on the v killing cooperation
of all Zone residents.
A. I. Bauman, Superintendent of the Grounds Branch, says
much littering in the Zone is done thoughtlessly. Anyone who
ever has discarded a chewing gum wrapper or cigarette butt,
tossed away an advertising leaflet, napkin, empty beer can, or
paper cup, has contributed to the accumulation of litter.
And there's no reason for anyone to be a litterbug. There are
more than 6,500 50-gallon steel drums at strategic locations
throughout the Canal Zone-and new ones will be placed upon
request. All that's necessary is a telephone call to Balboa 1308
or 2121, or Cristobal 2373. In addition to these steel drums, every
house and apartment in the Canal Zone is supplied with a garbage
can. And individuals and organizations are being urged to ask
for extra disposal units when planning large gatherings which
will generate a lot of trash in a public area.
In the drive to eliminate litter, the 50-gallon steel drums are
being painted bright colors and soon will carry slogans urging
their use. Some of the drums have been equipped with covers
like that shown at the left above and others will be so equipped
soion. Signs warning against littering also are going up along
streets tand highways.
Solution of the problem is an individual responsibility. Litter-
i tIliT all, is done bv individuals, and only individuals can
i,; The can do so bv taking personal responsibility to
;1 i'i i:'.11 and never discarding anything except in proper
r()rl n c th nal Zoe clean. Will yo
(O)Il ,111 Ixep tlIe Canal Zone clean. Will volt?
Appeal Regulations Being Revised _
Fun and Games at Immigration Station_
. And at Gamboa School -- --
Gorgas Trains Medical Technologists_-.
Soaring Bridge Arches Joined__--
The Little Theater That Wouldn't Die_
Improvements for Deckhands --_----
Where small items Make Money for You_
Your Election Rights-------
Play Ball! - ---
\Vorth Knowing ------
V, I 1 Your Vacation Be Seat Belt Safe?-
10,000 Miles Over Land ------
Anniversaries -- ------ -----.
Promotions and Transfers.._ ---
Be Careful-Not a Statistic-----
Canal History .-- ---
Retirements_- .. _--------------
Shipping --.- -----
JUNE 1, 1962
The first meeting between the Personnel Bureau and employees' organization representatives was held May 14 at Balboa Heights. Attending
were, from left: E. H. Womble, President, Local 463, International Association of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers; A. J.
Graham, Locks Security Force 1780, American Federation of Government Employees; J. C. Dyer, W\'a and Grievance Representative
of Central Labor Union-Metal Trades Council; L. F. Braden, Assistant Business Manager, Local 397, International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers; J. H. Elliott, President, Central Labor Union-Metal Trades Council; R. S. Jeffrey, Personnel Director's Offie. D. J.
Paolucci, Assistant to Personnel Director; Lloyd Anderson, Personnel Director's Office; N. R. Talbot, J. S. Catanzaro, Local 96, Marine
Engineers Beneficial Association; D. P. Bender, Vice President, Local 595, International Union of Operating Engineers; R. F. Hesch,
Local 811, International Association of Machinists.
Discussions on Executive Order !10988
are preliminary to implementation.
WHERE AND HOW do you draw the
line in determining what constitutes a
"unit" for the purpose of recognition of
an employee organization?
What criteria will be used to deter-
mine whether or not an employee organ-
ization has a "stable" membership?
How will it be determined whether
or not an individual is eligible to hold
office in a union or other employee
These are just a few of the many
questions which came up for detailed
discussion last month, as representatives
of the Canal organization's Personnel
Bureau met with spokesmen of organ-
izations repr i-nliimi Canal employees
to discuss proposed iegulatiois for im-
plementing Executive Order 10988 on
Empih.ll I\ .u,\a.].iniit Relations in
II F%-4 k i il I r! 1inL'
The Personnel Bureau representatives
spent approximately 20 hours in a series
of meetings with representatives of
employee organizations affiliated with
the Central Labor Union-Metal Trades
Council, with spokesmen for Local
900, American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees, and
with representatives of independent
During the meetings, the purposes
and intent of various sections of the
proposed Il, til ..i were explained
and changes proposed by the employee
representatives were discussed. Two
successive meetings with each group
provided an opportunity for between-
ni. t ;-ig analysis of questions and issues.
Changes proposed by the employee
organizations were evaluated by the
Personnel Bureau officials and, as May
ended, revisions were 11 in made to
include acceptable proposals in a
near-final draft of the i t iil.,; ,if
By the end of this month, the regula-
tions are scheduled to be in final form
and present plans call for them to be
made effective on July 1. While some
sections of the proposed regulations still
were being studied and redrafted where
necessary as THE REVIEW prepared to
go to press, most sections were in near-
final form, subject only to review and
final approval by Governor Fleming
before '..ii, into effect.
Amniii, the points which will he
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
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agencies, individuals, or activities of the
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Officials of Local 900, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees,
discussed the proposed regulations with D. J. Paolucci, Assistant to Personnel Director,
and, from left: Lloyd Anderson and R. S. Jeffrey of the Personnel Director's Office; R. A.
Dean, Field Representative of Local 900; Reginald Callender, Executive Secretary;
D. J. Paolucci; A. C. Bushell, Pacific-side Vice President; W. H. Sinclair, International
Representative; H. W. Williams, Legislative Representative; and Peter Alexis. Acting
President of Local 900.
included in the regulations are the
Employees have a right to form, join,
and assist an employee .cc ii.ili,.i,
having as a primary purpose the im-
provement of working conditions among
Federal employees, or to refrain from
any such activity, and to exercise such
rights without fear of penalty or reprisal.
Recognition accorded employee or-
ganizations will not affect the special
relationships of 111.11,.I ..lt lit officials
with veteran, religious, civic, and social
.111,, i. ,ri., on matters of special
interest to such groups.
Consultations with r i.... ii.' ,1 em-
ployee i'.-.iii. 1;.,,I'' I li11 n1 h l.. poli-
cies iff. iliig v. kini conditions, but
will not include such areas as the mis-
sion of the Company Government, its
budget, organization, .I-..Iji II of
personnel, or I. l....l.,_ in performing
Employee representatives and indi-
vidual employees are expected to deal
with the i.i 11i, -, i.it officials who have
primary responsibility over the matter
to be discussed, but ,-..' 2 sli..h. recoin-
niiendationis, or ,- ievalnces may be
(-.l0rid through several levels of author-
it\ if niitc-ssar\x to obtain a final decision.
\ihin reasonable limits, employee
Itp< t-'sr i\t eS (1, .; ,,1 i1, .1 bv recog-
l !l *h .,,' ,i .,1 w ill be
pcliit ( in I attend meetings and
colsiill.iti i. h ithloit <1. i1 to leave.
A ti iis i, ', ii' ri (I with the internal
operations of employee i... ii i,,, i'.
including meetings, solicitation of mem-
bership, and election campaigning are
to be conducted outside of regular
working hours, but will be permitted on
Company Government premises under
specified conditions. Employee organ-
izations also will be permitted to distri-
bute and post notices and bulletins in
d,..r;,.i 1 areas, but such materials
f i. *
Rtlpi-rt-wniill independent employee groups, at the irililt inr ith D. J. Paolucci, Assistant
to Personnel Director, and Lloyd Anderson of Peionnel Diretior's Office at left were:
Capt. F. M. Poore, Jr., Local 30, Masters, Mates, and Pilots; F. J Busch, Division 690,
Order of Railway ('ondtltlr, 1) 1. Paolucci; Capt. I. G. Hay, Local 30, Maslers. Mates,
and Pilots; P. M. Tlim. 1I \l.,itin. Traffic Controllers, Lodge 1559; and Herschel Gandy,
Lodge 14, American Federation of Government Employees.
JUNE 1, 19i62
For the purposes of recognition, units
will be established on any reasonable
basis which will assure a clear and
identifiable cnlr111iit\ of interest
among the employees involved concern-
ing inIpIA ', ni. lit conditions, personnel
matters, and other items appropriate
for formal consultation.
Employee oli.iizitirns. when re-
*.' t;ini_- formal consultations, will be
required to state specifically the pro-
posed agenda items and include
information necessary to facilitate pre-
paration for the consultation. Requests
for informal meetings for information
purposes may be made orally, however.
The Personnel Director is to ensure
that all t Ipl.. t, are informed of their
rights under the regulations and Execu-
tive Order I I11-S. He also is to take any
steps necessary to ensure that no inter-
ference, restraint, coercion, or discrimi-
nation is practiced to either encourage
or discourage membership in any em-
ployee oi ii Ii/,Ltiii Provision also will
be made by the Personnel Director for
the instruction of management and
supervisory personnel on their rights
and responsibilities under the new
Meanwhile . .
WHILE THE MEETINGS and dis-
cussions concerning the Canal organiza-
tion's plans for impli niI. itlinl Executive
Order 10988 on Employee-Management
Relations in the Federal Service were
being held last month, the Personnel
Bureau also was preparing the neces-
sary regulations for iimpli m'entini E\,-.-
utive Order 10987, v lin Ii i, iin iih h. tl
with employee appeals from adverse
Copies of the proposed regulations
on appeals were to be mailed to labor
organizations n-piLm ititci Canal em-
ployees late last month, with requests
for comments to be submitted in 'a ili,,
to the Personnel Bureau. The comments
received will be carefully evaluated and,
where indicated, revisions will be made
before the regulations are put into final
form and put into effect simultaneously
with those discussed in last month's
imn tinitr.. Both are scheduled to be
effecti~\- on July 1.
The purpose of the new appeals sys-
tem being devised to implement the
Executive Order is to provide employees
with certain basic rights for a manage-
ment review and reconsideration of
adverse actions taken at a lower level.
A major aim of the Executive Order on
"Agency Systems for Appeals from Ad-
verse Actions" is settlement of disputes
as near to the level of disagreement
Actions which may be appealed
under the system will be: Disclh.iri.-s
suspensions for more than 30 il.i s, fur-
loughs without pay, and reductions in
rank and compensation.
Specific procedures and rights stipu-
lated in Civil Service Commission
guidelines and regulations about the
new appeals system include:
The agency must notify the employee
of the proposed adverse action and pro-
vide him with an opportunity to reply
before making any decision to proceed
with the adverse action. If a decision
is made to proceed with the action, the
i pl, must be sent a decision notice
to that effect.
The decision notice will give the
reasons for the action, the action
decided upon, and the effective date.
It also must itnif; the employee of his
l i.Ji' of appeal, I ip it) i'g to whom the
appeal is to be directed, where it is to
be filth what the time limits are, and
where he can get more information.
If the employee decides to appeal,
he must do so in writing and must tell
why he thinks that the adverse action
An employee may appeal any time
after he is notified of the decision and
action taken, but not later than 10 cal-
endar days after the effective date. This
time limit may be extended by the
a.I!l i .. but only if the employee was
not notified of the time limit, if cir-
cumstances beyond the employee's con-
trol prevented him from .Ipp1 .ll'i'
within the time limit, or for other
reasons tho-lil icithi. c lit by the agency.
In im.kinii an appeal, an employee is
entitled to enlist the assistance of a
representative of his own choosing.
Both the employee and his representa-
tive are assured freedom from restraint,
interference, coercion, discrimination,
or reprisal, and a reasonable amount of
official time to present the appeal.
The system requires that an official
at a higher administrative level than
the one who decided upon taking the
adverse action must consider the appeal
from that decision and decide on the
appeal. The official who hears the
appeal will consider issues of fact, com-
pliance with procedural it Iuiii.inmet.,
and any other appropriate matters, such
as equity or humanitarianism.
An employee is entitled to a hearing
in :,.hil u an appeal within the agency.
The hearing may be held by one person
or by a committee, and members are
required to be fair, impartial, and objec-
tive. No one can be a member of the
hearing committee who acted on or
reviewed the proposed adverse action
or the adverse decision, or who will
review or act upon the report of the
.ll, ii committee.
witnessess are permitted at a hearing
and the agency is to make the witnesses
.1. I1 lii if practicable, on a duty
status. Like the affected employee and
his representative, witnesses are assured
freedom from restraint, interference,
coercion, discrimination, and reprisal.
A record, in either transcript or sum-
mary form, must be made of the hear-
i,_'. If it is a summary, it must be signed
by both parties, with any exceptions to
it stated in iiiini,,. The employee
involved is given a copy of the transcript
The individual or committee hearing
the appeal must make a written report
to the appropriate official. The report
may contain either findings of fact
alone, or findings and recommendations.
A copy of the report is given to the
employee and to his representative. The
A.', i \ official responsible makes the
final decision after receiving the report.
In arriving at his decision, the official
i ,pusiil will consider the entire
appellate record. His decision in.,\ sus-
tain or reverse the previous decision, or
it may substitute a less severe action.
The ( |pl'\t> is to be notified
promptly of the final decision on the
appeal and informed of any it m.iiiinig
appeal rights he may have. A copy of
the notice must be sent to the employee's
When the Canal organization's regu-
lations on appeals have been put in final
form and placed in effect, copies are to
be made available to every .ciipI ti- of
the Company Government, so all em-
ployees will have an ,ipp,,rlt lit\ to
know what their rights are under the
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
An injured arm doesn't keep one from enjoying a fast game of table tennis.
THE PING-PONG BALL flashed across
the table as a pleasant looking ),iiiL
man returned his opponent's serve.
"Sehr gut," he said, smiling broadly.
"Not bad at all." his opponent replied.
In another corner of the bright sunny
room, two youths were engaged in a
solemn i ,ii. of chess. Although neither
spoke the other's 1.i'.I..'I. no words
were necessary. Chess was. obviously,
The setting was not a United Nations
Club Room in New York. It was the new
recreation room in the Canal Zone
Soccer in that lntitir.
Irnrliii Iili, Station at Corozal and the
scene is a common one there these days.
The young men were merchant sea-
men staying at the Immigration Station
v..iil g for new assignments to ships.
Their nationality and the Nl..III.i,>
they spoke were as varied as the flags
which fly from the vessels which pass
:lir.,iih the Canal.
On the day when the spirited table
tennis game was in progress, representa-
tives of seven nations were residing at
the Immigration Station. They included
Italian, Greek, Danish, Chinese, British.
and East Indian seamen, a majority of
them recently discharged after emer-
gency hospitalization in the Canal Zone.
All of them apparently were i.ji \-
ing the leisure forced upon them by
circumstances beyond their control.
The new look at the Immigration
Station '... binTlSht .iahit recently
after C..,i n.,ii FIl mi1g 1 lcided that
merchant u..n ii n .and offi~ts who have
to stay in the Canal Zone Immigration
Station should have better recreation
facilities than in their rooms or the drab
mess hall, part of which now has been
changed into a recreation area.
The transformation included installa-
tion of new floor tiling, a few coats of
paint, the addition of several potted
plants plus a television set, pinii-p-ng
tables, card tables, it.um-., and a radio.
And this ancient pastime is just as absorbing, no matter who's playing.
JUNE 1, 1962
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To come soon will be a selection of
books and novels in the various lan-
guages spoken by the men who stay
at the station.
The Immigration Station, which,
Canal Zone authorities point out, is not
a quarantine station, takes care of an
average of more than 1,000 persons
each year-most of them seamen and
ships' officers who are lb iij, transferred
to other ships or who have been in the
hospital or otherwise delayed here while
waiting for another assignment. Gen-
erally, all those at the Station are free
to come and go as they please, so long
as they check in at the Station each day.
In addition to the new recreation
room, the facilities consist of barracks
for officers and seamen, an office build-
ing, and a small mess hall where res-
idents are served three meals a day from
the Tivoli Guest House. The buildings
are located on 1 3 acres of land.
Immigration facilities at one time did
include a quarantine service, which was
originally established in the Canal Zone
during construction days at Culebra
Island to protect public health. Because
of the prevalence in those days of
plagii yellow fever, and smallpox, the
Quarantine Station did a rushing busi-
ness. Old records show that between
1907 and 1920 there were 61,649 per-
sons, mostly passengers in transit, held
for medical quarantine purposes and
only 1,833 for immigration.
After 1920, the number of quarantine
cases steadily declined and the station,
which had been moved to Balboa after
the completion of the Canal, was used
almost exclusively for immigration
The new station at Corozal was
opened in 1943 and during the war
years was used to house refugees from
Europe who were unable to proceed to
their destination or return to their home-
lands; seamen and p.~it.ingIl. from
ships which had been torpedoed and
sunk; enemy aliens and aliens picked up
for illegal entry. The station also pro-
vided shelter for a large number of
contract laborers who were held for
repatriation after the completion of
defense projects in the Canal Zone.
At present, the Immigration Station
is administered by the Canal Zone
Customs Division, because Canal Zone
Customs inspectors also enforce immi-
gration regulations and act as Deputy
Shipping Commissioners in the Zone.
B. E. Lowande, Chief of Customs, is
also Shipping Commissioner. He and
his deputies sign seamen on and off
ships, see that they get their v.,it.
and take care of other problems \I hli-
they are staying at the Station.
. and at Gamboa School
Ballerina Deborah Danziger leads grades 1 and 2 ballet dancers Sharon Mills, Becky Jones,
Kelly Farrell, Becky Mytinger, Marilyn Welborn, and Virginia Ray.
A DELIGHT to the eye as well as the
ear was the \I.,' ,iiiI" program in
which the Gamnboa Elementary School
last month combined the annual Music
Week program with Physical Fitness
Week, climaxed with the crowning
of the \M'.' Festival Queen, Shelley
The Festival pIr.1111n opened with
songs that are part of Music Week
programs in English-language schools
throughout the world. Then came the
i t..- ilni'liln, with Physical Fitness
\\ .k, with tumblers tumbling, clowns
hli I' i,;,, ballet d. i I i plpil1 i li il'h. ,
gypsies d4..i ii. maypole dancers
winding their ribbons in and out in the
traditional pattern, and Robin Hood
and his Merry Men, complete with
bows and arrows.
In between the colorfully costumed,
animated performances, vocal groups
from grades 1 through 6 provided
the sustaining thread of the musical
Laurence Senzer was narrator, Mrs.
Ruth Banton served as program chair-
man, and Mrs. Mary ElIIni'. l was
pianist. Directors for the performances
were Mrs. Banton and Mrs. Elizabeth
Duff, while Don Connor was in charge
of the tumbling act.
Tumblers Steve Nehring and Buddy Mills demonstrate their physical fitness and skill.
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
Students from four
countries have attended
Jesus Figueroa makes notes on test smears in a pre-cancer diagnosis.
MEET a medical technologist anywhere
in the Republic of Panama, or the Canal
Zone, and chances are fair that he or
she was trained at the school for labora-
tory technologists operated by the
Corgas Hospital Laboratory Service.
Twenty-eight medical technologists
from Panama, Colombia, the United
States, and even Lebanon, have been
enrolled in the Gorgas Hospital school
during the 14 years it has been in exist-
ence. The majority of the students have
been Panamanian citizens, who now are
working for the Republic of Panama
Health Services, Corgas Memorial Lab-
oratory in Panama, or Panama hospitals.
Two of the most recent graduates, who
received their certificates in May, will
work at Panama's new Social Security
The Gorgas Hospital school was
started in 1948 by Col. Norman W.
Elton, Chief of the hospital laboratory
at that time. A major purpose was to
train persons having the necessary col-
lege or university background so they
could be recruited to work in Gorgas
Hospital and could fill the need for such
service in the Republic of Panama.
Dr. Carl M. Johnson, now director
of Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in
Panama, was one of the doctors who
worked with Colonel Elton and the first
class of medical technologists at Gorgas
Hospital. He joined the Gorgas Hospital
staff in June 1949, shortly after the
school for technologists was started, and
remained in Canal Zone service until
June I1-4, when he filled the position
at Gorgas Memorial Laboratory left
vacant by the retirement of Dr. Herbert
Judith Abello examines bacterial culture in test tube.
Jos6 Torres is shown using microtome to prepare tissue slides.
JUNE 1, 1962
All the clinical laboratory work neces-
sary in clinical investigations at Gorgas
Memorial Laboratory is accomplished
by Miss Berta Alvarado, one of the
graduates of the Gorgas Hospital tech-
nologists' school. She was given a year's
leave of absence to take the course,
which she completed last year.
Another graduate is Dr. Ligia San-
chez, who now is with the Republic of
Panama Health Service. She was grad-
uated from the Gorgas school, then
studied at the University of Panama
School of Medicine, where she received
her Doctor of Medicine dl ,,.>. For the
past 2 years she has been in charge of
one of the Public Health dispensaries in
A medical technologist in the Out-
patient Laboratory of Gorgas Hospital,
Kerima de Dormoi, obtained her Mas-
ter's degree in the United States, then
returned to the Isthmus and worked for
Panama Health Services for a time
before joining the Cie..is staff of
The latest two graduates as medical
technologists from CGiii,.. now pre-
paring to join Panama's new Social
Security Hospital, are Eneida Siu and
Dolores Barreto, both of Panama.
Dr. Harold Mondragon, Chief of
Laboratory Service at Gorgas H,,pit.l
is the present director of the school for
laboratory technologists. The 12-month
session of the school will start in July.
No tuition is required for admission
to the school for laboratory technolo-
gists, nor are there any other expenses.
Students are selected on the basis of
their college il.idiri which are eval-
uated by the office of the registrar of
the American Society of Clinical Patho-
logists. The two top candidates receive
a scholarship of about $1,600 a year.
Admission requirements for the school
are a minimum of 3 years of college,
with 16 semester hours of biology,
16 semester hours of chemistry, and
3 semester hours of mathematics.
Graduates of the Gorgas Hospital
School for Laboratory Technologists are
Jose Torres, Judith Abello, Fita Cam-
podonico de MArquez, CAndida Correa
de Echeverria, Kerima de Dormoi,
Dr. C6sar Bernal, Telva de Olivares,
Agnes Correa, Dr. Hedley Lennan,
Dr. Ligia Sanchez, Berta Alvarado,
Eneida Siu, Dolores Barreto, and Car-
lota A. gIille.., all of Panama; Charles
Luthas, Kay Fowler, Dr. John \\iiug.
Kati Lewis, Ursula Steinberg, and Betty
Davis of the United States; Camile
Christopher of the Canal Zone; Jesis
Figueroa of Colombia; and Rosemary
Dominguez of Lebanon.
THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE loomed
in the background the morning of
May 16, as Col. Mathew C. Harrison,
at ji lhi in photo, Ein iiii IIn,_; and Con-
struction Director of the Canal organiza-
tion, discussed the bridge work with
John F. Beasley, head of the firm erect-
ing the superstructure. The two men,
accompanied by Gov. Robert J. Flem-
ing, Jr., various other Canal officials,
and a group of newsmen and photog-
raphers from the Republic of Panama
were aboard the tug San Pablo on their
way to watch the steel beam placed
which would join the two arches of
the i iii, structure. 'The 70-foot beam,
shown 1P, ;,,, lowered into place in the
dramatic photograph below, taken from
the top of the bridge arch by Richard
Hebenstreit resident project engineer
for Sverdrup, Parcel & Associates,
designers of the structure, was released
by the crane at 8:52 a.m., thus making
a continuous unit of the bridge which
will be (.ii, ii cars across the Canal
before the end of this year.
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THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
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On stage of Cristobal Little Theater, from left: Mrs. Miriam McDaid; Cristobal Junior-Senior High School Principal Paul L. Beck;
Mrs. Agnes Allan; Mrs. Jo Maxwell, who appeared in "Send Me No Flowers"; Robert Thomas, Cristobal Little Theater President;
Mrs. Hilda Baas of the Production Staff; and Surse Pierpoint, Actor-Director.
THE LITTLE THEATER THAT WOULDN'T DIE
A LITTLE THEATER which was
active throughout World War II but
almost became a peacetime casualty
last month proved its restoration to
1.-I health and vitality as the Cris-
tobal Little Theater presented Send Me
No Flowecrs. a stage presentation with
a title peculiarly applicable to the group
What is now the Cristobal Little
Theater had its ', .;,.. ...2. in the I'i i's
in the basement of the Albert Motta
residence on 10th Street in Colon, with
formation, of what is believed to have
been oie of the very first little theater
roulps south of the Rio Crande. The
principle behind the nmoemenrt then,
;Is now, was "to increase interest in
dh',l;i andl provide a vehicle for
i'l Si mini n dramatic talent."
k;hA n in in the reactivation of tlhe
( i oiil I.i ll, Theater \was John L.
I I^ a retired Canal Zone
'; i s district wireman in
Sni\ years. An original
linein r *.):' .. lo, "Vi(h the initial little
theater r. ,r, \' I ..... I' m, inadle man\
of tlhe per i,:l ti:i. rts inecessarl to
rekindle the sparks of interest which
had never died.
The building which now houses the
Cristobal Little Theater at France Field
was a mere shell of what had once been
an Army film theater. The building had
not been used for a number of years
and had been severely vandalized, with
window screens gone, movable objects
long since carted away, and the interior
populated with rats, bats, and snakes.
But the Cristobal Little Theater
'rilp, in search of a st ie, for more
than 6 years, wrapped the building in
dreams, then spent many hours of effort,
determination, and craft skills to make
the dreams come true.
Robert Thomas of Gatun, an electri-
cian in the Locks Division, a member
of the Catun Civic Theater L_'In| and
now president of the Cristobal Little
Theater, joined Simon Theriot of the
building committee, Mr. \\ ill1.ni. and
many volunteer workers to give the
France I i, ld Theater a facelifting and
general rehabilitation. Mr. Theriot
designed the stage and helped with its
Timbers of the proscenium arch came
from the old Gatun bridge, while the
stage is made of wood obtained from
the firm which salvaged the old Coco
Solito buildings. The house lights were
contributed by the former Superinten-
dent of Gatun Locks, the late Hugh
Thomas, father of the Cristobal Little
While all the work was being planned
and carried out, a benefit play, Cham-
pagne Complex, was presented at the
Fort Gulick Theater in March 1961,
followed by Dial M for Murder in
May 1961, with income from both being
used for modernization of the theater.
The original little theater group
started out by presenting groups of one-
act plays, but spread its wings and
opened the heyday of the Atlantic-side
little theater operations after moving
from its basement headquarters to the
Bov Scout Shack in New Cristobal.
First three-act play given by the
group was The Torchbearers, presented
in 1940 as war clouds gathered over
much of the world. Encouraged and
ambitious, the players went on to bigger
JUNE 1, 1962
and better productions, specializing in
hit shows. One play was still on Broad-
way when Isthmian theatergoers saw
the Atlantic-side version. This was My
Sister l.:rl, r which was presented on
September 16, 1941, while the play
was still on Broadway and before the
An outstanding li1,l1iit of "the good
old days" was presentation of Golden
Boy, which was directed by a profes-
sional theatrical producer stationed in
the Canal Zone with the U.S. Army.
The play required 12 changes of
scenery, which was unusual in itself.
But even more unusual was the gala
opening iiight, when attendance at the
performance was by invitation only,
with tuxedos the stipulated dress for
the men and evening gowns for the
The theater group could be serious,
but could laugh just as easily as it could
go formal-and it did so in uproarious
style with the joyous productions of Gay
Nineties' dramas such as No Mother
to Guide Her, Ten Nights in a Barroom
and Pure as the Driven Snow.
Membership in the Atlantic-side little
theater always has been cosmopolitan
in nature, with Canal Zone < inplub,% '.
diplomats, Colon Free Zone, steamship
company officials and representatives,
teachers, Colon businessmen, and home-
makers all lending their talents behind
the scenes or as performers. And even
non-members are welcome at the tryouts
for new plays.
Peak membership of more than 300
was reached during the war years, when
plays were given for the entertainment
of more than 12,000 servicemen in the
Zone, and the servicemen in turn joined
the theater group to lend a hand in the
Then came the day when the Bov
Scout Shack, along with other Panama
Canal buildings in New Cristobal, were
transferred to the Republic of Panama
and the Cristobal Little Theater was
left with il 1liIug actors but no stage.
The Gatun Civic Theater, which had
come into being and was producing
plays in the Gatun Theater, also became
homeless at the same time. The two
groups united last year, then faced the
problem of finding a suitable li;ini,'
which thl \ soon solved by obtaining
the France Field Theater.
Some of the members of the original
Atlantic-side little theater group still are
active in the present organization. Paul
L. Beck, Principal of the Cristobal
Junior-Senior High School, one of the
very first members, has appeared as an
actor and also has served as a director
of productions. Miss Grace Williams,
now treasurer of the Cristobal Little
Mrs. Jo Maxwell, at
mistress, and member
of cast, discusses
point in theatrics with
Mrs. Hilda Baas,
Jan J. Breebaart, foreign accounts manager
of Motta International Free Zone opera-
tions, plays offstage role of electrician.
Theater, Mrs. Miriam McDaid, chair-
mnan of the present board of directors.
and Mrs. Agnes Allan are among the
many who take an active part in the
theater group's activities.
Surse Pierpoint, who directed Send
Me No Flowers, as well as playing a
major role in it, is a nephew of the late
Dr. Surse Taylor, who was a prominent
member of the (,i .il Atlantic-side
Officers of the rejuvenated and newly
housed Cristobal Little I-1 .I.. are, in
addition to President Thomas: John
Blennerhassett, British Corsul in Colon.
vice president; Mrs. T::Ama Lewis, a
U.S. Navy employee, secretary; and
Miss \\ ilih.m, treasurer.
In the past, excess funds of the
Atlantic-side little theater group \xwei
used for charity work and the Cristobal
Little Theater hopes to continue the
policy. The largest amount ..i. iii, I
by the original Atlantic-side theater
group was $4,000 to the Masonic
Crippled Children's Home. Benefit per-
formances were given dliii, ; the war
years for the Dutch East Indies Ambu-
lance Appeal, the Children of Liberated
France, and for the Red Cross. Locally,
the Atlantic group also contributed to
the Old People's Home in Puerto Pil6n,
Republic of Panama, and sponsored Boy
Scout Troop No. 6 in the days when the
Lilde Theater was housed in the Box
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
~ Ft vi
Changes in use of Canal
workers aboard transiting
ships bring additional
*- -3. ".. _. _.-.- '_L...
U.S. Ray is one of four new launches to be used in new plan of operations
U..Ra son f orne auce t e sdine lsanooprtns
Deckhand in new uniform
THE U.S. Ray and U.S. Sifil,. first
boards ship. of four new passenger crew launches
built for the Marine Bureau of the
SPanama Canal Company by Bhliii.
Marine Corp. of Warren, R.I., were to
S arrive at Cristobal the last week in May,
after making their way across the
S Caribbean under their own power.
The two 53-foot craft were expected
S to complete the sea \ '..';e, without
'. difficulty in about 7 days after leaving
Key West. The entire trip from Rhode
Island to the Zone was to take 2 weeks.
J As soon as possible after arrival, the
I Ray and Sailfish are to be put into
operation with the Navigation Division
launch fleet on the Pacific side. With
other launches, they will be used to
S carry Panama Canal deckhands who
now are working aboard transiting ships
under a new and improved operational
ST procedure and pay plan.
Under the new plan, which began
S operation April 15, deckhands board
ships a short time before the vessels
enter the locks and remain aboard while
the vessels go through the locks. They
then debark and transfer to another
ship. Formerly the deckhands made the
entire transit from ocean to ocean.
Instead of being paid a set rate of
8* 16 for each complete transit of the
Canal, the deckhands presently em-
ployed are being paid 90 cents an hour
S on a retained rate basis for the first
'L. ,40 hours of work in any week and $1.35
a-n hour for overtime. They also are
-: eligible for night d hit l iil I pay and
S an assigned day off each week. Other
impr movements provided for deckhands
k u under the new plan include new khaki
work clothes with the Marine Division
insignia on the back and on the breast
pocket of the shirt, improved leave and
retirement benefits, lockers for clothing,
and shower facilities.
The change to the new system created
.,pipin',,.iltt.l,. 50 new positions in the
Marine Bureau qlil i.ii higher skills
than those required of deckhands. These
positions, a number of which have been
filled by former deckhands, include
those of launch operator, launch sea-
man, timekeeper, and supervisory per-
sonnel. Operation of the new system
also resulted in 11 additional chauffeur
positions being created in the Motor
In addition to shower and locker
facilities, the deckhands also are to be
provided with check-in facilities which
include space in which to eat their
lunches and to relax between duty
sessions aboard ti .miitinii ships.
The new operational plan was devel-
oped after a hi'nithl' ltudy of all factors,
including the cithi.-nm) of the former
Iliihli.nlihni system and past com-
plaits by the deckhands. Officials in
charge of the program say it has worked
very well" during the first several
weeks of operation.
In addition to the Ray and the Sail-
fish, the two other launches for the
Navigation Division fleet are due to
arrive in the Canal Zone this month.
They are the Flying Fish and Tern, also
constructed by Blount Marine Corp.,
and scheduled for service on the
Atlantic side. They, too, will make the
trip to the Zone under their own power.
12 JUNE 1, 1962
Confusing? It's not, really
In fact, this mirror :
helps individuals avoid .
blind-corner collisions at -
Balboa Heights cafeteria.
Incentive Awards ;L
Where small items Make Money for You
WRITE about what you know best.
That is the most basic and common
advice given aspiring writers by success-
ful authors. But the advice applies to
award-winning employee ti t.*tioni
just as much as it does to N ritini.
In other words, make siii t tioivn
about those things with which you are
most familiar; things you know and
Another bit of advice which applies
equally to wlitilng and making sugges-
tions is: Don't overlook little things.
Beginning writers frequently believe
the only potential markets are the few
big, nationally-circulated magazines.
Professionals, however, know that writ-
ing for the more numerous, but less
well known magazines often will bring
them more total income than they can
make writing a few items for the big
Like beginning writers, many em-
ployees frequently fail to submit sug-
gestions about some of their best ideas
because "it's such a little thing."
But the "little things" are considered.
Just as carefully as the "big things," in
fact. Those in charge of the Elmplihe"
Slijirction Program know that a lot
of "little things" can add up to impor-
tant and sizable totals. In fact, the
"little things" normally are more valu-
able, when totaled, than the few big
sult '-tioni which are approved.
There are many opportunities for
suggestions involving these 'litth-.
things." It often takes no more than
5 minutes to explain your idea-and it
mav earn you $20 or more. That's
$4 a minute, but many "little" ideas
have earned their originators that much
Like what, you ask?
Well, like the Gin ,.,ii made by
Alfredo Archibald that Panama Rail-
road and Maintenance Division em-
ployees wear Glo-colored vests for ready
identification and safety. Mr. A\ I i ,il l
Or like the i.i, tsti-.ii for a postal
box rent record card that can be used
for 10 years instead of 6, and which
warned $20 for Joseph L. Sestito.
And the suggestion that hooks be
fastened to the underside of cafeteria
tables to provide ladies with a con-
venient place for their h iIilib.I~. an
idea which earned Paul Badonsky a
cash award of $15.
Then there was the suggestion that
earned Calvin Shepherd $20 and re-
sulted in flashlights being installed in
each Fire Division dormitory to provide
(m rI e, ,II-\ illumination in case a power
failure and fire alarm occur at the
Or take the IL,,t -ti.'i, that earned
Ralph A. Morales a cash award of $35.
It consists of an inexpensive aluminum
,,nid,. for use in burning through or
cutting vertical or overhead metal sur-
faces. Simple cri.lih. perhaps, but
You may be thinking, from the above
examples, that all the good ideas come
from men. Not true.
Mrs. Betty J. Slaughter was awarded
SIIt for e'niC ti;, u that discarded boxes
be collected and pre-wrapped prior to
Christmas shopping season, thus saving
time during the busy 6-week buying
And Mrs. Nina J. Jenkins received
$20 because she noticed-and sug-
gested-that the policeman 11 *pii,.il'l,
for lowering and storing the fl ,- at the
Administration Building needed some
assistance to do the job properly.
Mrs. Catherine I. Oliver received an
award of $50 because she pointed out
that secretarial time could be saved by
using a verifax machine to reproduce
high school transcripts requested by
,.)l *_,,. other schools, and business
There are only a few simple guide-
lines to keep in mind, when considering
a possible '.iti;>-l.,i.
1. \\ ill it ,i\,. time, and, there-
fore, reduce expenses?
2. \W ll it provide an additional
convenience for those to be served?
3. Will it improve safety or
4. Will it simplify a job or
If the idea will result in any of these
thlin.. chances are fair that you may be
on your way to making $15 or "%20, or
more, for a few minutes of effort. All
you have to do is describe the proposal
and send it to the Incentive Awards
Committee. Big or little, major or minor,
the Committee will give it every
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
L'UDER THE HATCH ACT, Federal
employees generally are barred from
,I,1 ~, I;I.i political service-that is,
taking an active part in political
management or political campaigns.
There are a number of activities
which are permissible, however.
You may vote as you choose. Political-
activity restrictions do not relieve a
Federal employee of his obligation as
a citizen to inform himself of the issues
and to register and vote. All employees
are I i ....... to vote by being given
time off, where necessary, without
charge to leave in order to register and
to vote-up to 1 day in States where
absentee voting is not permitted.
You may express your opinions on
all political subjects and candidates as
long as you do not do so in such a
manner as to take an active part in
political management or political
campaigns of a partisan nature.
You may make a voluntary campaign
contribution to any regularly consti-
tuted political organization, within
You umay display a political sticker on
your private automobile, but you should
not do so while on dutv ci,1,ill tii,.
the public business.
You mnay wear a political badge or
I...n, ,. but here again you should not
do so while on duty .l', f. ., niii. the
You mayit accept appointment to such
i'; n ;s lleber of boards of educa-
o i l. scll committees, and boards of
I blc libra nis if Xour i I, decides
ti "i f Ithse local offices will
not i i iltcrere ith the effi-
cient ( i:;. :,: ou r Federal duties.
If these : r elcxtive., xo may
not participate in a partisan political
You may participate in a non-partisan
local election in which party designa-
tion, nomination, and sponsorship are
completely absent. You may be a can-
didate for office in such an election
and you may hold the office after elec-
tion if the head of your agency decides
that your holding it will not interfere
with your Federal employment.
You may petition Congress or any
Member of Congress. For example, you
may write to your Congressman and
tell him how you think he should vote
on any issue.
You may sign petitions, ililinhlii,
nominating p. it ir;, but may not
initiate them or canvass for the signa-
ture of others if they are identified
with partisan political 11.i. .i i i.'it t or
You may attend political rallies and
join political clubs, but you cannot take
an active part in the conduct of the
rally or the operation of the club or act
as chairman, ilin, i. committee mem-
ber, or delegate. You may vote on
issues, but you may not speak for or
You may address a political group
but not on political party matters.
The general prohibition on Federal
employees is that they may not take an
active part in political Im.mii,, nII. iIt or
in political campaigns of a partisan
You may not be a candidate for
nomination or for election to a national
or State office.
You may not solicit others to become
candidates for nomination or election
to partisan hilf tl
You may not campaign for or against
a political party or candidate.
You may not use your automobile
to transport voters, except members of
your immediate family, to the polls.
However, riders in regularly scheduled
carpools can stop at the polls on the
way to or from work.
You may not distribute campaign
You may not march in a political
You may not sell tickets for or other-
wise actively promote such activities as
You may not write for publication or
publish any article or letter soliciting
votes for or against any political party
You may not solicit or receive any
assessment or contribution for any
You may not make a political con-
tribution in a Federal building or to
some other Federal ( mpI.e t
The most severe penalty for viola-
tion of plii'.l.i l...liitv restrictions is
removal and the minimum penalty is
suspension without p.i\ for 90 days.
In cases where removal is ordered,
the employee may not be reemployed
in any position the salary of which is
paid from the same appropriation as
the job from which he was removed.
If you are uncertain whether a
certain action would violate political-
activity rules, you should present the
matter in writing to the C'. il Service
Commission, Washington 25, D.C. You
should get a ruling on the matter before
I ,.-..i.i in the action, since ignorance
of provisions of the law will not excuse
you from penalties for violation.
JUNE 1, 1962
MOST 'PHIMl.HY ELECTIONS have been held
in the United States, but the fall general election
still is to come, with Congressmen, Senators,
Governors, and many other officials to be named.
D. J. Paolucci, Assistant to the Director of the
Personnel Bureau and Voting Officer for the Canal
organization, reminds all U. S. citizens planning to
vacation in the States this summer that they should
check on their voting eligibility while in their home
communities and be sure they are eligible to cast
absentee ballots in the fall elections.
Regulations differ from one State to another, but
by spending a few minutes visiting the Board of
Elections office in your home community you may
assure yourself of later exercise of your voting rights.
For those in doubt about just what election
participation rights they have as Federal employees,
the Civil Service Commission recently issued the
accompanying rundown on "mays" and "may nots."
SOFTBALL TEAMS from both Costa
Rica and Colombia will be invited to
participate in next year's International
Invitational Softball Tournament in the
Canal Zone, if present plans of the
Pacific Softball League sponsored by
.Abl-i ..ith\ S. A., materialize.
William De La Mater, President of
the Pacific Softball League and a mem-
ber of the Executive Planning Staff of
the Canal organization, said plans for
next year's event already are far
advanced, having started soon after this
year's 2-day tournament on April 28
Fourteen teams participated in this
year's event, eight of them from the
Canal Zone and six from the Republic
of Panama. Final playoff was between
the Agewood team of Panama and the
Fort Clayton team of the Pacific Soft-
ball League, with the Fort Clayton unit
taking the honors.
Mr. De La Mater said next year's
tournament will be scheduled for an
earlier weekend in April, probably the
13th and 14th, to avoid any interference
by rainy weather, the threat of which
worried this year's tournament ofti, 1.1..
although the 2 days of play were
rainless. Next year's play also will be
scheduled to avoid any necessity for a
team to play more than two games in
1 dav, he said.
At the opening of the tournament
on Saturday, April 28, the National
Anthems of both the United States and
Panama were played by the 7'- tlI Army
Band. Officials of the Canal Zone and
Panama participated in a shortlived
exhibition game to start the play, with
B. I. Everson, Director of the Civil
Affairs Bureau, being the top Canal
Zone oth,.i.il present, and Col. Bolivar
Vallarino, Commander in Chief of the
Panama National Guard, the top Pan-
ama official. Both participated in the
Teams participating in this year's
tournament, first ever held under
auspices of the Pacific Softball Lt .i'"..
were: Agewood, Belmont, Guardia Na-
cional, Mauricio, Chitre All Stars, and
Autodist All Stars, all of Panama;
Powell's Garage, composed of players
from Cristobal and Colon; Abernathy,
Chevrolet, Fort Clayton, Pan Liquido,
and \\ himi Horse teams of the Pacific
Softball L.iI,i.. Fort Kobbe FB.l l.0i
of the Army; and the Albrook Jets of
the Air Force.
Bill De La Mater, assisted by George
McArthur, announces softball program.
Heads were bared while 79th Army Band played anthems of United States and Panama.
Pacific side winners in the poster contest were, front row, from left: Carlos Solis, Grade 3,
Paraiso Elementary School, first prize; Gabriel Hernmndez, Grade 8, Diablo Heights Junior
High School, third prize; Alfonso Cox, Grade 5, Pedro Miguel Elementary School, first
prize; Charles Johnston, Grade 5, Balboa Elementary School, third prize; Kathryn Burns,
Grade 5, Ancon Elementary School, second prize. Back row, from left: Mervin Blenham,
Grade 8, Paraiso Junior High School and Gilbert Mannings, Grade 8, Santa Cruz Junior
High School, fourth prizes; Suzanne Brigman, Grade 11, Balboa High School, fourth prize
in group for the three upper grades in high schools; and Doris Marchuck, Grade 6, Diablo
Elementary School. second prize.
STUDENTS of Canal Zone schools
again this year placed high in the Inter-
national Latham Foundation poster
contest, with 11 Canal Zone contestants
winning cash awards and 114 receiving
certificates of merit.
This year's contest, the 37th Inter-
national Latham Foundation contest,
surpassed all previous ones in number
of entries and countries represented.
More than 31,000 posters were entered
by contestants from 21 countries, an
increase of 2,000 over last year.
The Canal Zone schools have par-
ticipated for a number of years in this
contest, which is intended "to inculcate
the higher principles of humaneness
upon which the unity and happiness of
the world depend; to emphasize the spir-
itual fundamentals that lead to world
friendship; to promote the character
building of the child by an understand-
ing of universal kinship; and to foster
a deeper understanding of and sym-
pathy with man's relations-the animals
-who cannot speak for themselves."
The Canal Zone winners represented
each of the four groups which include
the 1..ll11. i,..- grades: Group 1, i ..li ,.
1, 2, I1 i.roup 2, grades 4, 5, and 6;
C(roup 3, grades 7, 8, and 9; and Group
41, I. .. I0, 11, and 12.
'I i most ..,I I. I..I.. posters entered
i: li nlst clh vear are circulated
t in, schools, libraries, con-
iIi r i'-s. and other locations to
furthil r I .... Education and
World I \ More than 600 such
Atlantic side winners were: William Hanly
of Grade 7, Cristobal Junior High School,
first prize and highest cash award. His
sister, Maria, a pupil in Grade 5, Margarita
Elementary School, was a fourth prize
winner. This was the second year William
was a prize winner in the contest.
collections of posters are currently being
exhibited in 17 countries.
The Schools Division in the Canal
Zone requested and received a collec-
ti:m of posters made in other countries,
and these are now being exhibited in
the schools. The winning posters en-
t.red bv Canal Zone children will be
sent to other countries for similar
AN EMPLOYEE of the Locks Security
Branch was presented a Superior Serv-
ice Award and 21 other Panama Canal
Company/Canal Zone Government em-
ployees received Outstanding Perform-
ance Ratings, with commendation from
Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., on May 17.
Recipients were as follows:
Superior Service Award
Robert J. Byrne, Tour Leader Interpreter,
Locks Security Branch.
Outstanding Performance Ratings
Mrs. Joyce H. Boatwright, Secretary, Exec-
utive Pl.miiinig Staff.
Mrs. Ethel \'. Brown, Office of the Marine
Mrs. Thelma H. Bull, Statistical Assistant,
Executive Planning Staff.
Thomas E. Burrow, Assistant Chief, Execu-
tive Ploih.ing Staff.
William R. Graham, Administrative Assist-
ant, Railroad Division, Cristobal.
Mrs. Dorothy M. Hall, Secretary to the
Chief, DrtIILgII, Division.
Mrs. Josephine E. Hilty, Police Division,
Dr. William M. Jackson, Coco Solo Hos-
Mrs. Nina J. Jenkins, Budget Analyst, Per-
Mrs. Bernhilda F. Jensen, Supervisor,
Paraiso Community Health Center.
Mrs. Lorraine C. Loga, Secretary, Office of
the Personnel Director.
Mrs. Kathyleen R. Miller, Employment
and Utilization Division, Personnel
Hugh A. Norris, Economist, Executive
Martin L. Richards, Chef-Steward, Tivoli
Mrs. Gracerose Z. Roach, Canal Zone Civil-
ian Personnel Policy Coordinating Board.
Damian Sanchez, Leader Laborer, Railroad
Mrs. Mary N. Sanders, Coco Solo Hospital.
Mrs. Susan S. Smith, Coco Solo Hospital.
Cecil A. Springer, Coco Solo Hospital.
Roy 0. Thomas, Catering Service, Tivoli
Hugh H. Thompson, Catering Service,
Tivoli Guest House.
AN ARTICLE in the April-June issue
of the Civil Service Journal, written by
Thomas W. Nelson, Chief of the Pay
Branch, Directorate of Civilian Per-
sonnel, U. S. Air Force Headquarters,
draws heavily on a report prepared by
William D. Young, Panama Canal Com-
pany classification specialist, while a
management intern assigned to Air
Force Headquarters. The article deals
with a classification program being used
I. the Air Force under which the super-
visor who assigns responsibilities to a
job also has the authority, within limits,
to 1l.i.if the job.
16 JUNE 1, 1962
ELMER B. STE\ E\,. Resident Engi-
neer of the Thatcher Ferry Bridge Pro-
ject, was awarded the Engineer of the
Year Award of the Canal Zone Society
of Professional Engineers at the organ-
ization's annual meeting May 11 in the
Tivoli Guest House.
Previous recipients of the award have
been Col. Hugh Arnold, who received
it in 1958, and L. B. Sartain, who was
honored in 1960. The award is made
annually, if an eligible candidate can
be selected. Recipients must be prac-
ticing professional ,i i,.ii,,( i of recog-
nized standing in the Canal Zone.
Eli'blirh is restricted to engineers who
are citizens of the United States or the
Republic of Panama. Selection is made
on the basis of service to the public,
efforts in the advancement of the engi-
neering profession, and professional
Mr. St. .eis, a native of DeLand,
Fla., was graduated from the Univer-
sity of Vermont in 1924, then spent
12 years on various bridge jobs before
coming to the Canal Zone in 1936. He
remained in the Zone through World
War II then left for a brief period,
1 t,.lmingt in 1946. He has been asso-
ciated with the Thatcher Ferry Bridge
Project since 1955, when he made the
budget estimate and preliminary studies.
In accepting the Engineer of the
Year Award, Mr. Stevens commented
that he should be considered as a
symbol of the efforts of many people
and not as an individual. He noted the
part plta d by the designers, builders,
and the workmen themselves, '.,,.iL
much of the credit for the bridge
construction must go to them.
Something different in the way of a visit to the Atlantic side of the Isthmus was made
during May by Governor and Mrs. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., who spent 4 days in temporary
residence at Coco Solo. Shown with Governor Fleming during a luncheon with shipplin:
agents at Brazos Brook Country Club are, from left: Samuel Puller, United Firut (',.
Axton T. Jones, Transportation and Terminals Director; Governor Fleming; Ronald Owen,
C. Fernie & Co.; Capt. Eli D. Ring, Cristobal Port Captain; Perry Francey, W. Andrews
& Co.; and, with back to camera, F. J. Meisinger, Boyd Bros. Steamship Agencies.
THE 1961-1962 SCHOOL year for
Sdl boys and girls in the United
States schools in the Canal Zone will
come to a close on June 7. This was
the highest enrollment in the history
of the Canal Zone schools, 4< \ il-.
the previous year's enrollment Ih T7htr
pupils. Present indications are that
the coming school year will show an
equally large increase.
Closing day exercises for 444 students
in Grade 8 at the Diablo Heights Junior
High School and for 131 at Cristobal
will be held on Monday, June 4.
High school graduation exercises will
be held on Wednesday evening, June 6,
for 296 seniors at Balboa High School
and 88 seniors at Cristobal Junior-Senior
The Canal Zone Junior College will
confer the Associate in Arts degree on
52 graduates Wednesday morning,
During the summer months an exten-
sion program of summer activities,
which will include music and sports,
will be sponsored by the Canal Zone
Division of Schools. Th, Ip ii,.iI 11 will
begin June 18 and ill ( l..- on
Summer school at the Canal Zone
Junior College will open June 25 and
will close August 20, with both day and
evening classes 'r, ,ii offered.
The Canal Zone United States schools
will reopen on September 6, 1962.
With the close of classes they have
been teaching in the Canal Zone, a
number of the faculty members will be
going back to school in the United
Some of the staff members from Cris-
tobal Junior-Senior High School who
have been aw-arded scholarships or
fellowships this vacation are:
Luke C. Palumbo, Warrensberg State
Teachers Clh 11. science; James D.
Norman, North Michigan College,
science; Charles T. Reeves, Hope Col-
lege, mathematics and science; and
H'ill.,].l W. Bock, Oberlin College,
Mrs. Shirley Hazelden of the Balboa
High School staff has received a
National Defense Education French
Scholarship to study in France during
the vacation period.
Lawrence Horine, Supervisor, Phy-
sical Education and Athletics, U.S.
Schools, will attend the University of
Colorado on a fellowship this summer.
Miss Marilyn Flynn, a special edu-
cation teacher, has been granted a year's
leave of absence and will enter Bradley
University in Peoria, Ill., where she has
been granted a graduate assistantship.
In February 1963 she will leave Bradley
UniL%,i,il and enter San Fernando
Valley State College in California where
she has been awarded a fellowship in
a graduate program designed to pre-
pare teachers for leadership roles in
programs for the deaf.
Donald Wilcox, Spanish teacher from
Balboa High School, will teach at Vir-
ginia State College, Va., this summer.
Robert G. Mullarky, Guidance Coun-
selor at Balboa High School the past
2,' years, will leave June 8 for Boston
University where he has a National
Defense Act Scholarship in Guidance
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
-- SAFETY HUNDREDS of Panama Canal C
... employees now are making final pr
of them will be joining the summ
highways from June 1 to Labor Day
,;. *','i. I .''; army of automobile accidei
:...a timely reminder of the moderate
'provide themselves with lifesaving s
Zone ,, 1,,l stores and will be install
i.. portation Division. The article on t
seatbelts and research concerning the
I i "Your Vacation
AS A KILLER, traffic accidents rank
third, behind cancer and cardiovascular
diseases, in the United States. And
a.liii'. the country's youth in the 15-25
age bracket, automobile accidents are
the front-running killer.
The value of seat belts in lessening
injury and reducing the number of
deaths resulting from traffic accidents
no longer is questioned. It has been
amply proved in many tests.
Nearly two decades of crash-injury
research has shown that universal use
of seat belts by the U.S. ndI't.,;,
public would save more than ii I1 1I .I
each year and reduce serious injuries
by more than 50 percent.
But despite the conclusive evidence
that seat belts are the most important
-i,,l,, economically feasible device
,I.,\.,i.II as a means of controlling the
violence associated with automobile
accidents, most drivers have shown
remarkably little interest in them.
Because seat belts involve a relative
new area of automobile safety, thev
have given rise to objections by doubters
and skeptics. But these objections now
can be answered with facts from
Can't I Be Trapped by a Belt If My
Car Catches Fire?
The quick-release buckle on today's
scat belt can be opened instantly with
olr lhand b a child of four. You are
krl, l ikc! to be trapped if you arc
cw 'isc '~l;]s ;t result of ', ;i.', dashed
, *t. 'ln. x riei'n wihel or dashboard
bec'a I. T I'l' have a belt holding
vo bhat. i on strike something
belt, the !).
S thl .;inc.-i. a seat
ilns I the force with
which you hit and tends to keep you
conscious. At any rate, this fear of fire
or water, which is very natural, is vastly
c\.V,',eQ.tini1d in the minds of many per-
sons. Only 1 accident in 200 involves
cars which catch fire or are submerged.
Isn't It Safer To Be Thrown Out of a
You hear and read of freak accidents
in which people have been thrown free
of a wreck onto pavement carrying
heavy traffic-and lived to tell about it.
The fact is, however, that you are five
times more likely to be killed in an
accident if you are thrown from your
car than if you remain inside it.
Can't the Belt Itself Injure or Kill Me?
Research at Cornell University has
shown that persons wearing seat belts
do suffer some lower torso injisri's
which mav-or may not-have been
caused by the belts. But among motor-
ists who don't wear seat belts, such
injuries occur six times as often. A prop-
erly installed belt does not pull back
across the abdomen, but pulls down
and back across the pelvis and hips, one
of the strongest sections of the body.
Aren't Passengers in the Back Seat
Relatively Safe Without Belts?
Definitely not. Because of a curious
bit of accident mathematics involving a
principle of physics, the back seat pas-
enger may suffer more severe injuries
than the front seat rider. In the split
second after a 40-mile-an-hour crash,
the front seat passenger, still moving at
nearly 40 miles an hour, hits the steering
wheel or dashboard while the car still
is :Ii-, ;i,1. about 25 miles anl hour. then
has a solid resting place until the car
is completely stopped. The rear seat
passenger, however, also moving at near
the original 40 miles an hour, takes more
time to reach a temporary resting place
within the car, with the result that the
car has slowed to about 10 miles an hour
by the time he hits. Thus, the front
seat passenger suffers a blow at about
15 miles an hour, while the rear seat
passenger strikes approximately twice
Aren't Seat Belts Uncomfortable?
Many motorists who have grown
accustomed to seat belts report that
they add tremendously to comfort,
rather than detracting from it. In fact,
they report, you feel uncomfortable
without them, once you have them.
Passengers no longer have to shift and
brace at every turn and stop and the
driver is held firmly behind the wheel
and does not have to exert himself to
stay in place in a potentially danger-
ous situation-thus adding greatly to
Is It True that You Are "60 Percent
Safer" with Seat Belts?
That's what the studies at Cornell
University show. These studies show
that you are 60 percent less likely to be
killed or suffer fatal injuries. A 25 per-
cent reduction in traffic fatalities would
be possible by simply eliminating ejec-
tion from the car-a thing which seat
belts accomplish admirably.
Shouldn't I Wait Until Shoulder
Harness Is Available?
It may be a long, fatal wait. Cars
must he redesigned before they can
be built to utilize harness-type seat
belts. That's because harness can't be
anchored to the floor of the car, as your
lap belt is. It must be anchored to a
strong frame at least as high as your
shoulders-and seats in most present
cars are inadequate for this purpose.
JUNE 1, 1962
company and Canal Zone Government
reparations for Stateside vacations. Many
er vacation throngs which fill Stahtstide
and some of them may join that vast and
it victims. The Safety Branch has issued
expense with which Zone motorists may
eatbelts. The belts are available in Canal
ed at minimum cost by the Motor Trans-
'his page gives some of the facts about
4 ~ I, ~\
John A. Michaelis and family pose with sturdy microbus in which they are making trip.
IF GETTING THERE is half of the
fun, as some transportation advertise-
ments say, then the John A. Michaelis
family of Balboa should be in for a
supersize barrelfull on the trip tl,,
started last month to Canada-by land.
Traveling overland in a fiin .lg-lii.ilt
microbus, Mr. Michaelis, who is Clerk
of the Balboa Magistrate's Court, is
taking his handsome wife Polly, his
beauty queen dI.ilhi.. Irene, and his
two teen-age sons on a 10,000 mile
trek through Central America and the
United States to British Columbia. They
expect to reach El Paso, Tex., 6 weeks
after their departure from Balboa and
to arrive in Canada about August 1.
Mr. Michaelis, who must have
inherited a drop or two of adventurer's
blood from some ancestor, has been
busy for the past few months fitting
out his compact little microbus with
as much care and attention to Jd t.nl i
as a seaman preparing to sail an early
day Kon Tirl to the South Sea islands.
He and his family are quick to point
out that th, \ arc not pioneers on the
overland journey to the United States
and that they don't expect to encounter
any serious hardships. But like all good
Boy Scouts, they will be prepared.
Furthermore, the trip has been planned
as a camping expedition as much as
a motor trip tl.i.,ih little traveled
country. Even when thi-' reach the
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW 19
United States, they intend, when pos-
sible, to camp out all the way to
The vehicle which is carrying the
Michaelis family t1]ii .hll Central Amer-
ica has been fitted out with a few extras
which never would be part of the
original manufacturer's plans. They
include two screened cupboards for
emergency rations, a compartment for
8 gallons of fresh water and storage
space for such equipment as a 2-burner
gasoline stove, htl ipin-_ bags, two small
ice chests, a tarpaulin to convert the
car into a snug tent-trailer and an extra
1.-ngth of rubber hose as a tail pipe
extension, which John thinks may come
in h.iidt as a reverse snorkel for the
car when fording rivers.
Mr. Michaelis and the entire family,
including his daughter, who was
recently Carnival Queen of the Canal
Zone, speak fluent Spanish and, con-
sequently, do not expect any ditfiiult;.
in asking directions, making friends, or
obtaining extra food rations in remote
areas of Central America. As an extra
U,..tl,.'. of good ill, the c(.impiui' bus
carries small replicas of the flags of
each of the countries through which
they \ ill pass, a ci Itiin; to each coun-
try and a sign on the rear .iiionnoui.i-i4
that the vehicle is enroute from the
Canal to Canada.
As a gesture toward his Austrian
ancestry, the German makers of the
microbus, and his early knowledge of
the German l.i, n.,.t Mr. Michaelis
also has a pl.an.id (. ith the words "Der
fliegende Gringo," or Flingi Criili,"
which is mounted on the front bumper.
St. Christopher, patron saint of way-
farers, also will have a role in the trip.
A St. Christopher medal will hang in a
place of honor near the driver's seat.
While the weather and rough roads
are of concern to the Michaelis family,
they feel they have prepared for every
emergency and even made several
dry runs into the interior of Panama to
test out their equipment. The idim\
season, they feel, will not have pro-
gressed to the extent that the rivers will
be impassible, and, in any event, they
will have the help and moral support of
\\h ill.iI T. Nail, Balboa Policeman,
and his wife and daughter, who will
accompany them in their station wagon
through what is expected to be the most
difficult portion of the trip: a 150-mile
stretch of road starting at the Costa
Rican border which includes many
troublesome river crossings.
After the adventures of the trip north,
Mr. Michaelis feels that the return to
the Isthmus will be in the way of an
anti-climax. They will return to the
Canal Zone in the old conventional man-
ner-by sea, in what they expect to be
the only real rest durinin the whole trip.
51L. W --_.
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Robert E. Welborn
Robert S. Knox
John C. Fawcett
Principal, Junior High School
OFFICE OF THE
Eva M. Grassau
Payroll Systems Accountant
Allene T. Stovall
Travel Expense Claims
Claude R. Tait
Ruth B. Krziza
Secretary-'. -i .'I ,I1,
Frances A. Wade
S1I.....- Plant W ili er
Porfirio I\ dlln i'1l11
M; iitrntrllaln in( a
I friii N. Mera
Stauford N. Christie
Hunnberto ''l /
Ida M. McDade
Public Health Nurse
Clifton C. Douglas
General Medical Technician
Louise E. Goldson
Hubert S. Buchanan
Nursing Assistant, Medicine
Chief F,,:' ii li,.i
Lanson T. A
r11l... I Plant Oiler
Roscoe C. Crump
Hoisting and P'i ,
Tow i' i ..... ,1llrr ..l 1 1 l ,
Victor II. I
lHelper Lock Operator
Helper Lock Operator
Clarence R. Wallace
Kenneth A. Anthony
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
Leslie W. Packer
Service Center Supervisor
Thelma Aurora Earle
Martin Mendoza., I
Jane A. Payne
stella L. pas
Sales Section e d
)avid E. S. M' to
A. I T,' ud
I Equipment Worker
Jane A. Payne
aragil Store Sales Crecker
Lee R. Sparks
Suig Lrvior Production
Carlos O. Stephens
High Lift Truck Operator
Frank A. Francis
Adolphus M. Julie
Ralph L. Hanners
General Foreman, Grounds
Olive G. Austin
Food Service Sales Checker
G. S. Brathwaite
\licuel F. Arias
H~ i Lift Truck Operator
May Amanda Battist
Retail Store Sales Checker
Richard E. Barker
Percival F. Soso
Leader Heavy Laborer
Clerk (' lchk r
Helper Liquid Fuels
JUNE 1, 1962
(On the basis of total Federal Service)
UING ND SU Y AND COMMUNITY
:ON BUREAU VICE BUREAU
rs Jaes esLondes
an I Adn~ ni rative ()Otf..r
BUREAU Alexai e A. Holder
son LLe-a foreman, Grounds
Locisn laI' tenance Equipment
PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS
April 5 through May 5
EMPLOYEES who were promoted or
transferred between April 5 and May 5
are listed below. Within-grade promo-
tions and job reclassifications are not
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Ralph E. Shuey, from Station Examiner
and Inspector, to Postal Inspector, Postal
Sylvester O. Stamp, from Chauffeur,
Gorgas Hospital, to Detention Guard,
Division of Schools
Jane W. Fleet, Jeanette M. Hine, from
Substitute Teacher, to Elementary and
Secondary School Teacher.
Caroline S. Stewart, from Substitute
Teacher, to Kind re.,IIh ii Assistant.
Edwin H. Roach, from Laborer Cleaner,
to Motion Picture Projectionist.
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
Joan R. Cartotto, Clerk-' tn..IIr.,plll
from Office of General \1 m i :. r. 'ipply
Dl) il.ln, to Oth,, of lI., Dl),ri.hr
Kathleen A. Davis, from Accounts Main-
tenance Clerk, to Clerk-Stenographer,
Office of the Director.
William C. York, from General Mechanical
Engineer, to Power Plants Mechanical
Lee R. Gittens, from Timekeeper, to Clerk.
Julius Cheney, from Leader Electrician,
to Pipeline Dredge Electrician.
Christopher Sealey, from Core Drilling
Leader, to Debris Control Lead Fore-
Cosmas Zephyrine, from Leader Laborer,
Thomas E. Stephen, from Winchman, to
Irvin D. Armstrong, Hermenegildo Ortega,
Adolfo C. Quintero, Caleb Williams.
from Seaman, to Winchman.
Eustace A. Laurie, from Automotive
Equipment Serviceman, to Battery
Francisco Jim6nez, from Heavy Laborer,
Kenneth Biddy, Jr., from Helper Electri-
cian, to Navigational Aid Worker.
Simeon Blake, from Utility Worker, Supply
Dii..,ii, to Navigational Aid Worker.
Dudly G. Blanchard, Antonio Quintanilla,
from Helper Rigger, to Crane Hookman.
Louis A. Browne, Amadeo Castillo, Samuel
Pinz6n, Jr., from General Helper, to
Navigational Aid Worker.
John R. Smith, from Supervisor, Genera-
tion and Transmission Power System.
to Supervisory Electrical Engineer and
Chief, Power Branch.
Orlando L. Flye, Jr., from Electrical Engi-
neer, to Supervisor, Generation and
Transmission Power System.
Kenneth M. Jorgensen, from Engineering
Aid, to Engineering Technician.
Benjamin Alvarez, Dionisio Alvarez, Lloyd
A. Blenman, Samuel H. Blenman,
Walter E. Blenman, from Meteorological
Aid, to Meteorological Technician.
Marwin G. Manuel, from Meteorological
Aid, to Maintenanceman.
Eliseo A' ila. Anselmo Jinenez, Epifanio
Santamaria, from Engineering Aid, to
Ancelmo Mena, from Palancaman, to Lead
Edostido Andrades, Florencio J. Guerrero,
Abel Ortiz, Sepferino Palacio, Emeterio
Pimienta, Eugenio Ruiz, Jos6 D. Urriola.
from Palancaman, to Maintenancenan.
Arthur Willis, from Helper Central Office
Repairman, to Telephone Operator.
Claude S. Brathwaite, Jr., from Waiter.
Supply Division, to Laborer Cleaner.
FitzLerald \ll-r'ne, from Asphalt or Ce-
i,,. it \\ .i k. i. to W harfbuilder.
Teodoro Nufiez, from Quarryman, to
Heavy Truck Driver.
Jose A. Castell6n, Ricaurte Robles, Eulalio
Romero, Ruben Skeete, from Heavy
Laborer, to Quarryman.
Henry G. Fergus, from Laborer Cleaner,
Supply Division, to Helper Maintenance
Norbert L. Buchanan, from Waiter, Supply
Division, to Helper Refrigeration and
Air C..olilil..i l- \l. -chanic.
Stephen (. P'iv.. I,.'ii Laborer, to Heavy
Mary E. Ausnehmer, from r lIt Nurse,
M medicine and Surgery, Corgas Hospital,
to Head Nurse, Psychiatry, Corozal
Rosa A. de R,,dlimuc/ lnin iiur.-ii,
Assistant, to S" 11t \1 .,. I'll, h ,
Edwin S. Gayle, Clerk-Typist, from Supply
Division, to Division of Preventive Med-
icine and OQ.( r iiiril,.
Jean A. Winklokl. fr..i, Staff Nurse, to
Staff N,,i \l, .l. ... mnd Surgery.
Guillernm 1. I)i\on. i..... Teller, to Clerk.
Gloria L. Pllei. ( I.rk-Typist, from
Division of Preventive Medicine and
Coco Solo Hospital
Mildred J. Spivey, from Clerk-Typist, to
\......,nii ,.- Clerk.
Roger J. Games, from Clerk-Typist, to
Stock Control Clerk.
James R. Corinealdi, from I rtli \\,r.4 rI
Supply Division, to Kitchen Attendant.
Paul L. Gagnon, Robert F. Riurke. fr.11
Master, Towhoat or Ferry i,'i.t.,-i
James A. Jones, from Engineering Drafts-
man. to Admeasurer.
Hylton Mdilk, from Launch Dispatcher, to
IL 1l111 11
Joseph Peters, Melton N. Pinder, from
Clerk, to Clerk-Typist.
Arthur R. Barter, from Clerk-Typist, to
Edward L. Melbourne, from i.i-i k ii,
Supply Division, to Clerk-Typist.
Armando Jarquin, from Deckhand, to
Percival U. Johnson, from Heavy Laborer,
Alfonso N. Forbes, from Utility Worker,
Supply Division, to Heavy Laborer.
Rodolfo T. Smith, from pll.r~nlt.., Ship-
wright, 3d year, to Apprentice Ship-
.. ri .li. 4th year.
Joseph McKenzie, from General Helper, to
Heavy Forge Furnaceman.
Santiago Esquina, from Helper lihLc r to
George H. Scoggin, from Guard, to Tour
Clarence A. Greene, from Leader Lock
Operator Electrician, to Lead Foreman,
Locks Control House.
Raymond A. Davidson, from Lock Oper-
ator Machinist, to Leader Lock Oper-
Morgan E. Holcomb, from Lock Operator
Electrician, to Leader Lock Operator
James A. Russell, from Marine Machinist,
to Lock Operator Machinist.
Beverly G. Allen, from Guard, to Towing
Henry 0. Bailey, Harold I. Davis, Howard
L. McKenzie, from Line Handler, to
Helper Lock Operator.
Marino Ortega, Julius A. Vaughn, from
Line Handler, to Boatman.
Arlington A. Petro, from Helper Lock
Operator, to Timekeeper.
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
Pauline S. Landers, from Office Machine
Operator, to Card Punch Operator,
\ ',i.tlit.' Division.
Meniam G. Glunt, Clerk-Typist, from Con-
tract and Inspection Division.
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
Community Services Division
Jose D. Acosta, Bernardino De Le6n, Nar-
ciso Medina, from Heavy Laborer, Main-
tenance Ilii-i,.II. to Laborer.
Francisco (;Gntale. Gervasio P6rez, Esta-
nislao Ruiz, Regino SAnchez, from
Laborer, to Grounds Maintenance
Cardin P. Alls, Carlos Franco, Laborer,
from Dredging Division.
John P. Corrigan II, from Retail Store
Supervisor, to Commissary Store Man-
Alejandro D. Wesley, from Storekeeping
Clerk, to General Supply Clerk.
Lloyd S. Smith, from Clerk, to Service
Wilfred W. Irving, from Sales Clerk, to
Sales Section Head.
Cecilio A. Brown, from Messenger, to
Gilberto A. DaColaj from Utility \\ irk, r.
to Sales ( 1I rk
Mavis V. Miller, from Utility \\. rk. r to
Samuel Farquhar, from Service Station
Attendant, to Retail Store Sales Checker.
Ilugh H. Thompson, from \Waiter, to
Waiter Woodcock, from Utility Worker,
Santiago Rios, from Dairy Worker, to
Eliseo Murillo, from Laborer Cleaner, to
(See p. 22)
THE PANAMA CANAl, REVIEW
Promotions and Transfers
(Continued from p. 21)
John II. M.cNall. from Theater Usher, to
Everard S. Levexier, from Lead Foreman
Iligh Lift Truck Operator, to Lead
Walford L. Archer, from Grocery Worker,
to Leader Laborer.
George II. Ellis. from Package Boy, to
Jose D. Rodriguez, from Utility Worker,
to Heavy Laborer.
Erskine D. Clinton, from Utility Worker,
to Counter Attendant.
Viola Webster, from Flatwork Presser, to
Lester L. Ferraro, from Package Boy, to
Allan R. Ellis, from Laborer Cleaner, to
Percival Dixon, from Pinsetter, to Utility
Worker and Pinsetter.
Harold G. Fergus, from Package Boy, to
Eduardo V. Lindsay, from \\.i11i. to
Jerry R. Escalona, Jairne Etobar. from
Package Boy, to I ,,,'.rr ( I-r 111i
Nicomedes Fria, from Pinsetter, to Laborer
Clifford N. Ilaughton, from Heavy La-
borer, Maintenance Division, to Package
Henry J. Ford, from Heavy Laborer, to
Warehouseman and Special Waiter.
Frederick Agodon. from Package Boy, to
Laborer ( lI .,o -r
Juan Montezuma, from Laborer Cleaner,
to Heavy Laborer.
Dario Chiru, from Laborer, to General
Marcos Avila, from Laborer Cleaner, to
Leader Laborer Cleaner.
TRANSPORTATION AND TERMINALS
Francisco Paredes, from Heavy Laborer,
to Guard, Panama Local Agency.
AL P NITL
Tomis Delgado, from Laborer, to Heavy
Laborer, Panama Local Agency.
James A. Brooks, Merlin B. Yocum, from
Supervisory Cargo Ot(hlr to Super-
visory Cargo Checking Othfi r
Jimmie Scott, Sidney Smithson, from
Supervisory Cargo Assistant, to Super-
visory Cargo Checking Assistant.
Alfred A. Hall, from Supervisory Clerk
Checker, to Supervisory Cargo Clerk.
Ivan A. Hyacinth, from Cargo Clerk, to
Supervisory Cargo Clerk.
Rudolph G. Reid, from Clerk-Typist, to
Supervisory Cargo Clerk.
Herman R. Fox, Bias Rodriguez, Clarence
A. Watson, from Guard Supervisor, to
Douglas M. White, from Truck Driver, to
Motor Vehicle Operator Messenger.
Marco T. Alvarez, Eric Malcolm, Ashton
J. Pinnock, from Leader Stevedore, to
Lead Foreman Stevedore.
Andres Ross, from Maintenance Carpenter,
to Leader Maintenance Carpenter.
Macon 0. Barker, from Utility Worker,
Supply Division, to Cargo Checker.
William R. Zemites, from Guard, Supply
Division, to Cargo Checker.
George E. Barrow, Victor Macea, Granville
O. Ponder, Robert A. Yarde, from Steve-
dore, to Leader Stevedore.
Saturnino Garcia, Manuel J. G6mez, Euse-
bio Meneses, from Dock \\..r.i to
Jagat Singh No. 3, from Deckhand, Navi-
gation Division, to Stevedore.
Livingston Nolan, from Cargo Marker, to
Benjamin Mozo, from Boatman, Engineer-
ing Division, to Stevedore.
Noel Belgrave, Teodomiro Erique, from
Water Service Clerk, to Water Service
Joshua N. Gittens, from Clerk, to Freight
Reginald Denny, from Retail Store Sales
Checker, Supply Division, to Cargo
Patrick Louis, from Helper Liquid Fuels
Wharfman, to Oiler.
FIRST AID DISABLING
62 61 62 61
'62 "61 62 '61
.266 23411 1 6 10
EAR TO DATE ;975 1574(6991 40
266 51 5 30
51 (4) 6945 1493 88
) l,,ockl, k rhaul injuries included in total
Howard Jones, from Utility Worker,
Supply Division, to Dock Worker.
Eusebio Murillo, from Laborer Cleaner,
Supply Division, to Heavy Laborer.
Antonio S. N illinamn, from Laborer
Cleaner, Division of Schools, to Heavy
Laurel R. Denny, from Laborer Cleaner,
Industrial Division, to C .r'n, Marker.
Eduardo V. Lindsay, from I. ilit. Worker,
Supply Division, to Heavy Laborer.
Frederick R. Call, from qllll'r, i -r. Equip-
ment Specialist, inhlr...l ,i'il..,I and
Track, to Supervisory Railroad Equip-
Ross E. Pase, from 1h.-l; 1.l.r. Wood and
Steel Carman, to Lead Foreman Carman,
Wood and Steel.
Wesley A. E. Thomas, from Helper Loco-
motiv< Fr ;'i, i It, Brakeman.
Enrique Ri\wrr. I r.rni Heavy Laborer, to
High i.1 I r, k operator .
Motor Transportation Division
Wilson H. \\:ldrtin. from Leader Auto-
motive Mechanic, to Leader Heavy
Duty Equipment Body Rebuilder.
Jaime L. \Martinez fr..m Truck Driver, to
Heavy i r..k I)r .r.
Harold C. Stout, from Deckhand, Naviga-
tion Division, to Truck Driver.
Ernesto Meneses, from Truck Driver, to
PROMOTIONS which did not involve
changes of title follow:
Lawrence J. Keegan, Marine Traffic Con-
troller, Navigation Division.
Junior C. Billingsley, General Construction
Inspector, Contract and Inspection Divi-
Clara M. Chambers, Supervisory Clerical
\--;. ml N ,. I t .... Division.
i\ iln.i 1). Crump, Secretary "i lrI- r.l p'pl I,
Office of the Director, Civil Affairs
Madeline J. Keepers, \kilonroiiiL Clerk,
S. I-' il.i, D division.
Florence E. Derrer, Leonard Aguirre,
Time, Leave, and Payroll Clerk, Ac-
... i i -li Division.
Marilyn B. Gayer, Clerk-Stenographer,
c- . .. ti. il D 'I i-i "'.
Ale.t-nder Blimuniield, Jose R. Nfiiez,
Hubert S. Wilson, Detention Guard,
Theodore Forbes, Clerk-Typist, Railroad
Cyril E. Jones, Clerk, Community Services
Harold O. Blackman, Service Center
qr.. r' i'..r Supply Division.
Dudley A. Smith, Doris G. Sealy, Clerk,
Ronald D. '%illiamn'. Launch Drlp.dtltl.
Martin Amador, Ruben D. Carvajal,
Eustace S. Lewis, Jacinto Peters, David
K. Rudy, Guard, Terminals Division.
Clyde Austin, Clerk, N.l. ir ,tin. Division.
Clifford J. Henry, Sales Section Head,
Edward S. Warren, Fredrick J. Brath-
waite, Clerk, Railroad Division.
Leticia E. McDowell, Sales Clerk, Supply
Maud E. Bethune, Laundry Checker, Sup-
Vernon R. Roberts, Utility \\Wrkr r. Supply
Federico Herrera, Laborer, Dredging
JUNE 1, 1962
e: areful- Not a Statistic
50 Years Ago
PLANS FOR the construction of a
fnodem passenger station in Panama
were announced 50 years ago by the
Panama Railroad Company in connec-
tion with the proposed improvement of
its Panama terminal. The main part of
the new building, which would have a
170-foot frontage on Central Avenue.
would be of Italian Renaissance style
of architecture. The walls were to be of
terra cotta, similar to the material used
in the erection of the new Hotel
Washington in Colon.
The tug Reliance, with three barges
in tow, arrived in Panama Bay during
the afternoon of June 17, 1912. from
Colon via the Strait of Magellan. The
craft had left Cristobal February 11 and
126 days were occupied by the voyage
of 10,500 miles. The roughest weather
was encountered between Colon and
Trinidad during the first 3 days of the
voyage. THE CANAL RECORD thought
this was the first time a tow of this
character ever had been undertaken.
RETIREMENT certificates were pre-
sented at the end of April to the
employees listed below, with their posi-
tions at time of retirement and years of
Edward J. Cullen, Chi.-f Enci.,. r. T,.. -
boat or Ferry, N\ |L'.it i'h Dll. ,i,'
22 years, 1 month, 22 a.I.
Jesus M. Davis, Helper Lock Operator,
Locks Division; 42 years, 1 month,
Porfirio Garcia, Heavy Laborer, Supply
Division; 43 years, 7 months, 18 days.
Prince A. Green, Train Baggageman, Rail-
road Division; 23 years, 11 months,
Cecil Hubert, General Helper, Industrial
Division; 25 years, 5 months.
Capt. George K. Hudgins, Pilot, Naviga-
tion Division; 27 years, 5 months,
Ernest Johnson, Brakeman, Railroad Divi-
sion; 20 years, 8 months, 12 days.
Eric C. Lewis, Helper Welder, Mainte-
nance Division; 34 years, 10 months,
Santiago L6pez P., Leader Seaman, Dredg-
ing Division; 20 years, 5 months, 7 days.
Anthony G. Lynn, Chief Foreman Marine
Machinist, Industrial DI)\ ,-, 25 years,
4 months, 24 days.
Alexander McKeown, Shipwright, Indus-
trial Di'lroin. 43 years, 5 months,
The barges were sent to the Pacific
side of the Isthmus to haul sand for
Canal construction from Punta Chame
off the Pacific coast.
25 Years Ago
AS SHIPPING through the Panama
Canal was reported to be (cn ,tliining on
an upward trend for the first 11 months
of fiscal year 1937, Canal officials
announced that a Special Fji'h ..i iiL,
Section would be established to study
means for increasing the capacity of
the waterway to meet future needs.
The new section was to be headed by
E. S. Randolph, Designing Engineer,
under the general supervision of the
Ei,,il.it i of Maintenance.
A plan to increase freight rates on
Government shipments and commissary
supplies carried to the Canal Zone on
Panama Railroad vessels was disclosed
by the House Appropriations Com-
mittee in June 1937. Governor Ridlev
reported that the Government steam-
ship line was operating at a loss, pri-
Capt. Hugh Maloney, Pilot, Navigation
Division; 22 years, 2 months.
Charles M. Nelson, Commissary Store
Manager, Supply Division; 15 years,
9 months, 9 days.
Inocencio Pil, Leader Asphalt Cement
\\ .rk. r. Maintenance Division; 39 years,
.S iii..hi, 10 days.
HReiial \ R.id. Heavy Laborer, Terminals
DU.- i. .. 2 years, 5 months, 4 days.
Faustino Romero, (),.l r Terminals Divi-
sion; 32 years, 3 months, 11 days.
William J. Rose, Lead Foreman, Round-
house, Railroad DI .i.io 27 years,
11 months, 8 (lays.
Mrs. Helen R. Sestito, Time, Leave, and
Payroll Clerk, Accounting D o...iI..
21 years, 1 month, 12 days.
John A. Snodgrass, Leader Plumber, Main-
tenance Division; 19 years, 2 months.
Ram Soran, Stevedore, Terminals Division:
31 years, 1 month, 18 days.
Charles T. Sl.n iiinen. Lead Foreman,
Locks Control House, Locks Division;
22 years, 5 months, 20 (lays.
Frank A. Tompkiin. Cl.;, f ECir-in,, r To'.
boat or I, rr, N i. ii," Do i, .at
18 years, 3 months, 4 days.
Josi Vergara R., Pest Control Heavy
Laborer, Sanitation Division; 21 years,
4 months, 5 days .
Everald B. \. walker. Service Center Super-
visor, Supply Division; 32 years,
8 months, 19 days.
marilv because it carried Government
fi;Llad at rates 25 percent less than
those charged by commercial lines.
Aviation history was made on the
Isthmus 25 years ago when a squadron
of U.S. Navy planes based at Coco
Solo completed the longest mass forma-
tion non-stop flight on record. The
squadron flew from San Diego to Coco
Solo, a distance of ;,i ', miles, in
27 hours and 58 minutes.
10 Years Ago
COV. JOHN S. SEYBOLD arrived in
the Canal Zone 10 years ago this month
to succeed Gov. Francis K. Newcomer.
Governor Seybold was given an unpre-
cedented public reception at the Balboa
Stadium attended by more than 2,500
persons. Panama President-elect Jose
Antonio Remon headed the group of
prominent officials from both Panama
and the Canal Zone. The newx Governor
had taken his oath of office in Washing-
ton before leaving for the Canal Zone.
It was the first time in the history of
the Canal organization that a Canal
Zone Governor had not taken the oath
of fct ., on the Isthmus.
In Washington the Senate Appropria-
tions Committee refused to restore a
87,7"111III il appropriation for housing
in the Canal Zone which had been
eliminated from the Canal budget by
the House of Representatives.
1 Year Ago
THERE WAS a change in Lieutenant
Governors as John D. McElheny left for
Washington to join the Office of the
Deputy Chief of Staff for LI.Uiisi
Department of Army. He was suc-
ceeded late in June by W. P. Leber,
who came to the Canal Zone post
from W.Illiincl,' Mrs. Leber and
their three children accompanied him
to the Isthmus.
A low base bid of $3,494,441 was
submitted by W. B. Uhlhorn Interna-
tional, S.A., on the construction of the
new Gorgas Hospital ,iiildni,.
Appointment of three new members
of the Panama Canal Company Board
of Directors was announced. Thr,. were
Under Secretary of State C-oi zt>- W.
Ball; irl., I Korth, President of the Con-
tinental National Bank of Fort Worth.
Tex.; and C. Owen Smith, editor
and publisher of Outdoor Maine, of
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
New Vessel Launched
THE UNITED STATES LINES' cargo
ship Pioneer Moon, which is due to
make her maiden trip through the Canal
in July, will be of special interest locally.
She was launched in Newport News,
Va., in April by Mrs. Clarence D.
Martin, Jr., wife of the Under Secretary
of Commerce for Transportation, who
is also a member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Panama Canal Company.
First vessel in the line's s ;iai million
1 ni.-range (. ',, ship replacement pro-
gram, the Pioneer Moon is one'of the
new (li,,Jl, ,,ii r class. She will operate
between New York and the Far East.
t.,.-tli. I with the United States Lines'
Mariner-class cargo ships, and will
make regular trips through the Canal.
She was built by the Newport News
Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.. and will
he handled at the Canal Zone bly
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THE FOI\ILI; Panama Canal Company passenger-cargo
be transferred by the U.S. Maritime Commission to the
as a training ship. The transfer marks another chapter in th
vessel, which was built in 1938 as a luxury liner and taken
dl ii, World War II.
After serving as a troop transport for a year, the ship w
communications ship and during her debut as the flagship of
Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, carried Gen. Omar Brac
the start of the Sicilian campaign in 1943. She received ba
African occupation, Sicilian occupation, Salerno landings,
and Okinawa invasion. She also received the Navy Occupa
During her entire naval career from 1942 to 1946, she
struck by enemy shells and concluded the war bv serving
which the Japanese surrender was reported to the world. T1
Cristobal harbor on one of her last trips to the Isthmus, was t
Canal Company service last year and recently has been ti
where she has been used as a training ship for Arnm reserves
Ancon prepares to dock at Cristobal on one of her last v
BY o(C E.\N-C(OlM. Atomic Cargo Ship
'ILS I\ .\PR11.
I IN \PI THE WORLD'S FIRST nuclear-
; powered commercial vessel, the N.S.
.1. 9I42 Savannah, is scheduled to pass through
t 14 19 the Panama Canal late this summer on
i i her way to the United States west coast
and the Seattle World's Fair.
)- T() Altlh,.lih no definite time of arrival
has been received, Panama Canal
I TOLLS admeasurers have obtained general
i-.5 1< plans of the ship and are making pre-
S10, 1 parations to measure their first nuclear-
powered commercial vessel for tolls.
.(),s.s.12 s5, (i.144.-1 According to the New York Times,
the Savannah will leave for the Canal
*:\ c<'u alter making a visit to Savannah, Ga.,
and New York. Acceptance trials of the
-,2s 47 ii.l vessel started in April. These consist
I I.S of a routine series of reviews which
must be made by a regulatory staff of
'.i ,l'U the Atomic Energy Committee and an
.advisory committee. After the trials,
five AEC commissioners will review the
findings and schedule a public he.rinii
similar to that required for all atomic
liner Ancon soon will installations, land or sea, in the
State of Maine for use United States.
le colorful career of the The Savannah has many safeguards
over by the U.S. Navy against atomic accident. After her trip
to the west coast, she will make a world
as full converted to a cruise to demonstrate peaceful uses of
the Commander of the atomic energy. The ship, which is
dley as he commanded equipped with conventional auxiliary
ttle stars for the North diesel turbines as well as the nuclear
invasion of Normandy, reactor, is 595 feet long and has a
tion Medal. 78-foot beam. She can carry general
xx' neve-r nmh, d i r cargo and 80 I..--i.,i Is
was< never bombed*r or c
as the press shi
he ship, shown eC
aken out of the P
ed up in New O
'isits to Isthmus.
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anama SOME KIND of a record nii.. have
leans, been set by the new Danish motorship
Trein Maersk, which arrived at the
Canal early in May from Charleston,
S.C.. making the trip in 2 days and
The trim cargo vessel, ,ii.nkin its
maiden run from New York to the Far
East, travels at a service speed of
21 knots, compared to the 19 knots
averaged by other cargo ships of the
line, which take 8 to 10 days between
Balboa and Los Angeles.
Her cargo features include derricks
capable of Ili liin up to 60-tons, refrig-
erated 1'.i .. and compartments for such
specialized cargoes as liquids in bulk,
and silk. She is air conditioned through-
out, but carries no passengers. C. B.
Fenton & Co. represent the ship at
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