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Raking Canal Waters
Alliance For Progress
Moving Job: King Size
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ROBERT J. FLEMING, JR., Governor-President
DAVID S. PARKER, Lieutenant Governor
FRANK A. BALDWIN
Panama Canal Information Officer
Official Panama Canal Publication
Published monthly at Balboa Heights, C.Z.
Printed at the Printing Plant, Mount Hope, C. Z.
Distributed free of charge to all Panama Canal Employees
JOSEPH CONNOR, Press Officer
ROBERT D. KERR and Julo E. BRICENO
EUNICE RICHARD, TOBI BITTEL,and TOMAs A. CUPAS
Power 7or Progre-d
MANPOWER AND BRAINPOWER of working men
and women hold the key to our future as they have
created the present from struggles, success, and failures
of the past.
This is the message of Labor Day, which some of us
paused to observe this week. First laws officially recogniz-
ing Labor Day date back nearly 80 years. The Labor Day
message is a message of tribute to contributions to
progress and security; of recognition of the need to dedi-
cate ourselves to the effort to solve still pressing problems;
to urge that we crystallize our thinking as to goals; to
make certain of the validity of the goals.
With growth of power came recognition of labor's
responsibility to serve not only the interests of the
working force, but also to serve and protect national
interests. This recognition has been made evident in many
ways, among them expanded and expanding support of
civic and national causes.
Social consciousness for social progress has helped
knock down the barriers of geographical and social isola-
tion, illiteracy, and lack of educational opportunities.
Broad participation by labor in economic growth has
helped cure these economic diseases. It has helped kill
the seeds sown in the fertile soil of ignorance and poverty
by cynical foes of the basic ideas and ideals of democracy.
It has been said that freedom will be lost the day we
lose the ability to defend it. Labor has proven its strength
and power for progress in both war and peace. It cant
prove them further in freedom's future.
Raking Canal Waters ---------------------- 3
Alliance for Progress-------------_---_----- 4
Printing Plant Moving Soon_-------_---------- 6
Isthmus Industry_---------------------_-- 8
Promotions and Transfers -------_- _--____- 10
Canal History, Retirements -------------------- 12
Fiscal Year Shipping Tables-__________________ 14
Shipping ------------------ ------__-- 16
ON OUR COVER is a portion of the story of the Twen-
tieth Centurv miracle of tlie building of the Panama
Canal, one of the most gigantic projects on which a labor
force ever was engaged. The scene shows the construc-
tion of part of Miraflores Locks, with attention centered
on one of the huge culverts that gravity feeds the water
to raise and lower ships transiting from ocean to ocean.
This is part of one of the four main mural panels decorat-
ing the rotunda of the Administration Building. They
have been a major Canal Zone attraction for years.
New Marine Director
NEWLY ABOARD as Marine Director of the Panama
Canal is Capt. M. J. Prince, USN, below, who comes
here from duty as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Plymouth Rock, a large landing ship, dock, amphibious
Prior to that command, for 3 years he was assistant
division director of the Navy Command Systems Divi-
sion, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. His previous
service record also lists command of a destroyer and other
line and staff assignments in operations, intelligence,
communications, gunnery, personnel, and training.
He was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve
in 1940 and his regular Navy commission is dated 1946.
Captain Prince saw duty on the seaplane tender Hulbert,
the battleship Iowa, and as commanding officer of an
LST during World War II.
He holds the Commendation Medal with Combat "V"
in addition to campaign ribbons, Victory Medal, and
a European Occupation ribbon.
A native of Seattle, Wash., his official residence is
California, and he has resided mainly in the San Diego,
Calif., and Washington, D.C., areas. He attended school
in Los Angeles and is a graduate of UCLA; later, while
in the service, also attending the General Line Officer's
School and Senior School of the Marine Corps at
Captain Prince succeeds Capt. Richard G. Jack, who
was reassigned in July as commanding officer of the
U S Nax\:il Recei'ing Stjtion at Brooklyn. N.Y
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Raking Canal Waters
CLEARING PANAMA CANAL waters isn't merely for the sake of appearance.
Aquatic growth could become a threat to Canal traffic if not controlled. Large masses
float out and get in locks operating valves. They could be sucked into the water
intakes of transiting ships and plug condensers. The attractive water hyacinth, which
in the past has caused about 80 percent of the problem, still is prevalent. Growth of
aquatic grasses such as coontail, fanwort, and elodea grass, however, has been so
rapid that these now account for approximately half the difficulty.
This is the business end of the rake system, 30 feet wide, 16 feet deep, and 10 feet across
from the teeth, as it was being fabricated at Dredging Division. No, that man isn't holding
it up. It was securely shored up with two 12 x 12-inch blocks. He's at work helping wire
the heavy mesh screen to the rake framework.
The rake above, operated from a derrick
barge, has been removing about 120 tons
of aquatic grass daily from Canal waters.
One type, a recent intruder, has a stem as
much as 50 feet long and grows so dense
small fish can't penetrate it to destroy culex
and mansonia mosquito larvae which cling
to it. When the rake was put to work, there
was an estimated 4 million square feet of
aquatic growth, some of it apparently
moving into deeper waters.
A rakeful of "grass" ready to be unloaded
into a scow. Some comes out roots and all.
Loaded 1,000-cubic yard scows are taken
through the locks out into the Pacific and
dumped. The aquatic growth won't propa-
gate in salt water and deteriorates rapidly.
An estimated 10,600,000 floating and
anchored aquatic plants were removed in
fiscal year 1963 at a cost of $67,500.
Alliance Boosts Panama's
Accelerating Growth Rate
Farm to market road project in Code
THE ALLIANCE for Progress is pick-
ing up momentum in Panama, where it
contributed substantially to a healthy
acceleration in the economic growth
rate during the past year.
Panama's industrial production,
foreign and domestic trade, and con-
struction activities reached encouraging
levels during the final quarter of 1962.
Output of the major food crops was
also larger than a year earlier, due to
expansion in the area cultivated.
All indications are that the country's
economic growth rate accelerated
during the year, according to the U.S.
Embassy in Panama City. Tentative
estimates of Panama's aggregate 1962
output indicate that the gross national
product amounted to approximately
$500 million at current prices, an in-
crease of roughly 8.5 percent over 1961,
and that per capital GNP was approxi-
mately $445, a gain of about 5.5
One of the major contributing factors
was the expanding public investment
under the Alliance for Progress. Ten
additional rural schools were completed
during the fourth quarter, making a
total of 19 built under the Community
Aided Rural School Construction Pro-
gram since its inception early in 1962.
Contracts had been awarded for 8 more
school plants totaling 168 classrooms,
representing an investment of about
Five integrated health centers had
also been contracted for by the end of
1962. Resource surveys were under
way for hydroelectric power, minerals,
forestry, and fisheries, and a study on
the development of chemical industries
is also being prepared.
Work was started on the construction
of a terminal fish market which will
include facilities for the refrigeration,
storage, and processing of fish. It will
service recently established fishing
cooperatives in the commercially un-
developed Central Provinces area on
the Gulf of Panama, which are jointly
This article is a condensation of
one appearing in a recent issue of
International Commerce, a publica-
tion of the U.S. Department of Com-
merce. Since it was published, as
an additional factor in Panama's
economy, U.S. Embassy reports indi-
cate that expenditures in Panama
originating in the Canal Zone
amounted to $82 million in calendar
rIN LATIN AMERICA THERE ARE BIG DIFFERENCES IN PER CAPITAL INCOME ... AS WElA T
IN LATIN AMERICA THERE ARE BIG DIFFERENCES IN PER CAPIIA INCOME ... AS W;EIIA THErtio-T. ff CHOW"
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0 100 200 300 400 500
GDP (WIr., dr.mstlir pr.iu't.m)l ,per cipr.i in "tfeal r ens-19C0 $
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sponsored by AID, CARE, and the
Pan-American National Agency for
Economic Development (ANDE).
An outstanding 1962 accomplish-
ment was the completion of 180 kilo-
meters of farm-to-market roads, which
will serve an estimated 10,000 rural
people in previously isolated commu-
nities and should stimulate a transition
from subsistence farming to small-scale
During 1962 Panama negotiated ex-
ternal loans totaling $20.2 million, the
major share of which was unobligated
at the end of the year and will be avail-
able to help finance economic and social
development projects in 1963.
Other major factors in Panama's
accelerated economic growth rate were
a rising income from transactions in
goods and services with the Canal Zone,
as a pick-up in business activity in the
Colon area due to an increase in the
Colon Free Zone's trade, and the opera-
tion of the new $30 million petroleum
refinery, beginning in the second
quarter of 1962.
The Colon Free Zone's trade, which
slipped in the third quarter, rebounded
to a record high in the fourth quarter.
The total 1962 trade turnover reached
an all-time peak of $177.4 million. The
favorable balance rose to $35.7 million,
an increase of $4.6 million over the
The value of building permits issued
in Panama City dropped toward the
end of the year, but the $5.7 million
total reported for the second half of
1962 was the highest second semester
figure of any recent year. A large part
of this gain was in permits issued to
private firms and individuals. The
shortage of mortgage money is being
ca3jsd through the resumption of home
rmortgag,: lending by the Social Security
Fund. ri:ulting in good prospects for
an ircrcase in private residential
co-nructior: in 1963.
Another development which holds
promise of stimulating private con-
struction was the enactment on Jan-
uary 31, 1963 of a law authorizing the
establishment of an Institute of Insured
Mortgages. Press reports indicate that
it will provide for insuring business
and professional construction up to,
$500,000 and private housing up to
$10,000. They also indicate that a
savings and loan association will form
part of the organization.
To give more consideration to the
new budget presented by the President
last October 16, the fiscal year which
formerly coincided with the calendar
year, was changed. Law No. 47 of
November 15, 1962, adopted a fiscal
year which begins March 1. On
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One of the many new school buildings constructed in the Republic of Panama with Alliance
for Progress funds.
In an Alliance
70 fishermen in
El Farall6n and
El Higo are
replacing their old
establishing a new
with a $40,000
part of the
package. At right
is one of the
T'HE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
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This view gives an idea of the size of the job ahead when the Printing Plant is moved across the Isthmus from Mount Hope to Building
911, La Boca, on the Pacific side starting next month.
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The composing room. Here is where the type for all sorts
of jobs is assembled, locked in forms, and prepared for
printing on one of the presses.
in the form
FOR PRINTING PLANT sees i
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The pressroom, showing several of the 18 presses used for all types and
sizes of work which require different technical treatment.
stitcher, one of the largest pieces of equipment to be moved into a new home
er La Boca retail store. This machine places the previously printed and folded
oper order on the conveyer, gathers, and stitches them into a finished pamphlet
rimming. The new Printing Plant quarters are being remodeled and converted
at a cost of more than $150,000, including air conditioning.
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The big offset press at right prints The
Panama Canal Review. Jack Purvis, press-
room foreman, makes an adjustment. The
task of moving huge pieces of equipment
like this necessitated planning for a three-
phase moving job expected to take in all
about 6 weeks.
In the background below is a huge knife
grinder to sharpen paper cutter blades. The
machine in the foreground folds and slits
pages of brochures and similar printing
jobs. The Printing Plant will stay in busi-
ness during the entire move, with parts of
the work being done on both sides of the
Isthmus at the same time.
A big power cutter edge-trimming copies of The Panama
Canal Review. Mario Torres, cutter, mans the controls.
Bases are being prepared, and electrical circuits readied, for
all machinery to be put into place in the new location.
A collator-gluer, similar to the one at the bottom of the
opposite page. This one, however, glues printed matter into
pads. Donald LaBeach inspects adjustments. All the
Printing Plant equipment will be moved by the Industrial
Division via the Panama Railroad.
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
Night view of process area showing the crude furnace and distilla-
tion tower with the pilot flare stack in background. The furnace
chimney stack in foreground is approximately 1% times the height
of the Panama Hilton Hotel.
Original jungle, swamps and snake pits
were cleared, filled hydraulically with coral
to form a site for the process plant, storage
tanks, shops, offices, and laboratories.
Aerial view of the refinery. Tanker dock and barge loading dock are in fo;
Panama's first deep water pier. The 3S/ million barrels of tank storage el
proper is in the center and the pilot
One of the most spectacular installa-
tions is for storage. The tanks-among
them four of the world's largest-have
a total capacity of 332 million barrels
(1 barrel equals 42 gallons), of which
a million barrels is in storage tanks
built in the last few months.
The refinery's salt-water pumping in-
stallation for cooling purposes requires
53 million gallons of water daily,
approximately the amount needed for
transiting a ship from ocean to ocean
through the Panama Canal.
The two steam turbine generators
required to serve the refinery, each of
3,000 kilowatts, supply enough electric
power for a city the size of Colon.
REF1NERIA PANAMA'S plant on Las
Minas Bay 5 miles east of Colon, built
at an original cost of $30 million, is
the largest industrial installation in the
Republic of Panama.
It also represents the largest foreign
investment in industry in the Republic.
The firm is owned by Continental Oil
Co. and National Bulk Carriers. The
refinery was officially dedicated by
President Don Roberto F. Chiari on
April 24, 1962.
Work was begun in September 1959
with the clearing and filing of a 200-
acre site in Las Minas Bay, where the
processing, storage, and port installa-
tions were erected. Six million cubic
yards of material were dredged from
the bottom of the bay to open a deep-
water channel. The material was used
to raise the refinery site about 10 feet
above sea level.
Construction of the refinery itself
began in September 1960.
More than 100 miles of steel pipe,
more than 10,000 tons of steel, and
more than 120,000 bags of Panamanian
cement have gone into the plant.
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und. To extreme left center is the dry cargo dock,
to the right, out of the picture. The refinery
to the left.
With construction of the refinery,
Panama had its first deep-water cargo
pier (28 feet) for ocean-going ships.
The refinery operates its own deep
water pier (40 feet) for super-tankers.
At the peak of construction activity,
more than 1,300 workers, 95 percent of
them Panamanians, were employed on
the project. Refineria Panama now em-
ploys 320 persons and the percentage
of Panamanian personnel is above 86
percent, notwithstanding the technical
nature of most operations.
This reflects a policy established by
the company long before it started
operations: training the largest possible
number of Panamanians, with the ulti-
K. H. Dunbar, president and chairman of
the Board of Directors of Refineria Panama.
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The refinery is highly automated. All process units are operated from a single control room.
A semigraphic flow diagram is above the electronic units and in the foreground an operator
is at the central control desk.
unloading crude i *"
PanamA's dock at -- '''
Las Minas Bay
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storage tanks for I I
later processing 'w.. 7q
refined fuel oil
mate goal of operating a plant run by
Panamanian personnel. Training has
consisted of not only on-site instruction,
but also of scholarship grants to enable
personnel to become specialists in
various phases of engineering.
Refineria PanamA has a processing
capacity of 55,000 barrels of petroleum
products per day-enough to supply the
entire Republic of Panama, the Canal
Zone, transiting ships, and leaving
some for export. Products are tested
for quality under exacting interna-
tional standards in the refinery's own
The products are: Gasoline of all
octane ratings for automobiles, kero-
sene, jet aviation fuel, diesel oil for
trucks, tractors and industrial motors,
marine diesel fuel, asphalt and asphalt
products, and liquified petroleum gas
for domestic and commercial use.
The refinery operates two areas for
bunkering ocean-going ships by barge,
and also uses facilities available at the
refinery pier itself and at the Cristobal
and Balboa piers. The bunkering area
in the Atlantic is in Colon harbor, inside
the Cristobal breakwater. The other is
off Taboga Island, in the Pacific.
The fact that additions to storage
facilities and plant improvements
became necessary only 15 months after
operations began is evidence of the
wide acceptance of the refinery's
products in Panama's market and the
Since Refineria PanamA began opera-
tions, the prices of a number of petro-
leum products have decreased as a
direct benefit to consumers in Panama.
The contribution of Refineria Pana-
mA to the country's economy is felt not
only in employment, but also in pur-
chases by the firm from other Panama-
nian industries and commerce. And the
large investment made is evidence of
confidence in the future industrial
development and economic stability of
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PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS
EMPLOYEES promoted or transferred
between July 5 and August 5 (within-
grade promotions and job reclassifica-
tions are not listed):
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Walter C. Reed, Clerk, Railroad Division,
to Distribution Clerk, Substitute.
Stanford Levy, Jr., Apprentice (Painter,
3d Year), Maintenance Division, to
Distribution Clerk, Substitute.
Ashton A. Brown, Jr., Laborer (Cleaner),
Maintenance Division, to Window Clerk,
Alfredo T. Brooks, Waiter, Supply Divi-
sion, to Distribution Clerk, Substitute.
Joanne L. Allen, Geologist (General) to
Simeon Blake, Louis A. Browne, Juan
Melony, Navigational Aid Worker, to
laintenanceman (Distribution Systems).
George H. Egger, Jr., Electrician, to
Test Operator-Foreman (Electrical-
Arlington A. Petro, Clerk, Navigation Divi-
sion, to Apprentice (Electrician, Ist
Winston H. Forde, Surveying Aid, to
Apprentice (Electrician-Telephone, 1st
Carl L. Simons, Lead Foreman (Public
Works Road Paving), to Lead Foreman
(Public Works Road Construction).
Norman H. Pedersen, Jr., Apprentice
(Sheetmetal Worker, 4th Year), to Sheet-
Harold M. Meyer, Apprentice (Plumber,
4th Year), to Plumber.
Joseph L. Cicero, Apprentice (Plumber,
4th Year), to Pipefitter.
Ricardo Chen, Apprentice (Welder, 4th
Year), to Welder.
Cecil G. Callender, Clerk-Typist to Clerk.
Winfield Ford, Timekeeper to Clerk.
Gilbert Myers, Clerk to Procurement Clerk.
Rupert V. Arthur, Leader Asphalt or
Cement Worker to Lead Foremen
(Public Works Road Paving).
Esteban Justavino, Laborer (Heavy) to
Joaquin E. Triana, Laborer (Cleaner),
Supply Division, to Laborer.
Jack E. Van Hoose, Housing Project
Assistant, Office of Chief, Community
Services Division, to Graduate Intern
(Administrative Services), Office of the
Clotilde Benavides, Staff Nurse (Medicine
and Surgery), to Staff Nurse (Surgery).
Mary M. Quigley, Staff Nurse to Staff
Nurse (Medicine and Surgery).
Dr. Edward W. Healey, Hospital Resident,
2d Year, to Hospital Resident, 3d Year.
Carmen Ho, Clerk (Stenographer), Coco
Solo Hospital, to Clerk-Dictating Ma-
Howard A. Thompson, Office Machine
Operator to Clerk.
Coco Solo Hospital
Nicolas D. Bishop, Counterman, Supply
Division, to Messenger.
Simeon N. Senior, Laborer (Cleaner), Divi-
sion of Schools, to Laborer.
Joan W. Thompson, Staff Nurse (Pedia-
trics), Gorgas Hospital, to Head Nurse
Rosaura Cardoze, Clinical Social Worker
to Supervisory Clinical Social Worker.
William E. Weigle, Jr., Marine Traffic
Controller to Supervisory Marine Traffic
Herbert S. Driscoll, James H. Hagan,
General Foreman (Docking and Undock-
ing) to General Foreman (Harbor)
Burton E. Davis, General Engineer (Plant
Engineer, Plant Branch) to Supervisory
General Engineer (Plant).
Raul A. Swalm, Apprentice (Shipfitter,
4th Year) to Shipfitter.
Rodolfo C. Soley, Seaman, Dredging Divi-
sion, to Apprentice (Sheetmetal Worker,
Leslie W. Croft, Control House Operator
to General Foreman (Lock Operations).
Oliver H. Hendrickson, Lead Foreman
(Lock Operations) to General Foreman
Lloyd M. Smith, Leader Lock Operator
(Electrician) to Control House Operator.
Woodrow W. Rowland, Lock Operator
(Electrician) to Leader Lock Operator
Richard N. Phillips, Apprentice (Machinist,
4th Year) to Machinist.
Robert L. Webb, Machinist to Lock Oper-
Roswell D. Boston, Jr., Electrician to Lock
Hubert J. Jordan, Apprentice (Electrician,
3d Year) from Electrical Division.
Cornelio Trotman, Helper Lock Operator
Antonio Castro, Painter (Maintenance) to
Arnold South, Helper Lock Operator to
Leader Maintenanceman (Rope and
Jerome E. Steiner, Jr., Distribution Clerk,
Substitute, Postal Division, to Appren-
tice (Electrician, Ist Year).
Joseph D. Powlett, Carpenter (Nlainte-
nance) to Maintenanceman.
James E. Scott, Helper Lock Operator to
Leonardo A. Illueca, Helper Lock Operator
to Painter (Maintenance).
Cesario Rujano, Seaman (Launch), Dredg-
ing Division, to Linchandler.
Claude C. Jesse, Oiler (Floating Plant),
Dredging Division, to Linehandler.
Clement A. Griffiths, Amott B. Julien,
Samuel Walker, Linehandler to Helper
Basilio Acosta, Jose C6rdoba, Alfred Hall,
Fireman (Floating Plant), Dredging
Division, to Linehandler.
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
Duane A. Rigby, Accountant, to Cost
Accountant, Accounting Division.
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Jesus M. Mena, Field Tractor Operator, to
Lead Foreman (Grounds), Community
Joseph B. Burgoon, Laundry and Dry
Cleaning Plant Superintendent (Laundry
Manager) to Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Frank E. Day, Assistant Commissary Store
Manager to Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Norma E. Hamilton, Secretary (Stenog-
raphy), Office of the Director, to Admin-
istrative Assistant, Office of General
Alfred A. Cox, Guest House Clerk to Guest
Hilda F. Mootoo, Clerk-Typist to Teller
Bernice C. Barnett, Grocery Attendant to
Mildred Z. Johnson, Clerk to Sales
Edna L. Tipton, Clerk-Typist, from Divi-
sion of Preventive Medicine and Quaran-
Kermit Pusey, Assistant Cook to Cook.
Nicomedes Fria, Messenger to Storekeep-
Ignacio G6ndola, Garbage Collector, Com-
munity Services Division, to Truck
Wilfort B. Gordon, Duncan S. Wil-
liams, Jr., Laborer (Heavy) to Ware-
Ralph H. Worme, Laborer to Milk Plant
Vivian E. Brooks, Laundry Worker (Heavy)
to Extractor and Tumblerman.
Gilberto Anaya, Railroad Trackman, Ter-
minals Division, to Laborer (Heavy).
Llewellyn J. Bowen, Package Boy to
Rubon Olmos, Foods Service Worker to
TRANSPORTATION AND TERMINALS
William D. MeArthur, Leader Liquid
Fuels Wharfman to Liquid Fuels Dis-
Leyton B. Ellis, Pablo Galvin, Medardo
Ovalle, Enrique Pich6n, Albert iM.
Rowe, Dock Worker to Stevedore.
George M. Ottey, Milk Plant Worker,
Supply Division, to Cargo Marker.
Percival McLenan, Laborer, Maintenance
Division, to Stevedore.
George C. Clarke, Alfred F. Madeam,
Hugo Salazar, Arnold C. Sandiford, Utility
Worker, Supply Division, to Cargo
Motor Transportation Division
Minnie B. Burton, Clerk-Stenographer,
Office of Director, Engineering and
Construction Bureau, to Clerical Assist-
Ivan E. Haywood, Motor Vehicle Dis-
patcher to Supervisory Motor Vehicle
Albert D. Lord, School Bus Driver to
Motor Vehicle Dispatcher.
Courtney E. Jarvis, Apprentice (Auto-
motive Mechanic, 3d Year) to Auto-
Lorenzo Barrera, Linehandler (Deckhan),
Navigation Division, to Truck Driver.
Joseph Lancelot, Utility Worker, Supply
Division, to Truck Driver.
Thomas L. J. Rowe, Waiter, Supply Divi-
sion, to Automotive Equipment Service-
Calvin M. Landrum, Lead Foreman (Rail-
road Track) to Lead Foreman (Railroad
OTHER PROMOTIONS which did
not involve changes of title:
James P. MacLaren, Supervisory Sanitary
Engineer (Chief, Division of Sanitation)
Roscoe M. Collins, Raymond R. Will,
Chief Foreman (Harbor) (Harbormaster)
Ralph L. Stinson, Jr., Digital Computer
Systems Analyst, Accounting Policies
and Procedures Staff.
Robert L. Siedle, Clinical Social Worker,
Gilbert M. Smith, Accountant, Accounting
Louis E. Egea, Construction Inspector
(General), Contract and Inspection Divi-
Jacob C. Baker, James A. Jones, Joseph A.
Maganini, Admeasurer, Navigation Divi-
Maria del C. Hernfndez, Secretary
(Stenography), Office of Governor-
Margaret L. Canavaggio, Cargo Claims
Clerk, Terminals Division.
Thelma M. Sasso, Clerk-Stenographer,
Julio Aponte, Jr., Cafeteria Manager,
Margaret F. Evans, Accounts Maintenance
Clerk (Stenography), Office of the
Director, Engineering and Construction
Herman J. Feurtado, Supervisory Time-
keeper, Terminals Division.
Ovid A. Laurie, Clerk, Community Serv-
Cristobal A. Buddle, Nicholas J. Ford,
Clayton F. Osborne, Guard, Terminals
Epifanio Zamora, Grounds Maintenance
Equipment Operator, Community Serv-
Carlyle S. Babb, Clerk (Work Orders),
Ashton Brooks, Aroldo A. Young, Book-
keeping Machine Operator, Accounting
Diamantina E. Davis, Card Punch Oper-
ator, Accounting Division.
Myrtle 0. Campbell, Edith C. Harper,
Leonora C. John, Sales Clerk, Supply
Dawson Jolley, Storekeeping Clerk, Supply
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The self-help housing program in Panama envisages a total of 540 homes in the suburbs of
Panama City and the interior. A total of $600,000 has been allocated for this program.
Future tenant-owners provide the labor and some of the materials, while the Panama
government provides the land.
Alliance Boosts Panama's Growth Rate
(Continued from p. 5)
January 30 the National Assembly
approved an ordinary budget of $77.3
million for the fiscal year, a $10.5
million increase over 1962. Receipts for
1962 totaled $67.9 million, an in-
crease of $5.8 million over 1961. Indi-
cations are that the 1962 budget was
more nearly in balance than in most
recent years, when sizeable deficits
were incurred. The 1963 budget,
however, is expected to have a deficit
of approximately $3 million.
The only general tax change
approved by the National Assembly
during the last session involved a
surtax of 1 percent on all imports. This
measure is designed to supplement
Government revenues and keep the
deficit as low as possible.
Banana exports were off sharply in
the fourth quarter, reflecting the after-
effects of the third quarter blowdowns.
A part of this decline also was due to
the December shipment stoppage
resulting from the dock strike in the
Fourth quarter shrimp exports,
though down seasonally, are estimated
at $2 million, bringing the yearly total
to an estimated record high of approxi-
mately $8 million, an increase of more
than one-third over 1961.
Incomplete trade figures indicate
that during the first quarter of 1962,
the United States took close to 90
percent of Panama's exports and
supplied slightly less than 50 percent of
Roughly 13 percent of the Free
Zone's outgoing shipments in 1962
represented deliveries to Panama,
which totaled $14.1 million, or $2.9
million more than in 1961.
In response to an invitation to join
the Central American integration move-
ment, Panama has expressed a desire
for closer economic association with
members of the Organization of Central
American States (OCAS) but says that
it is not yet in a position to take a deci-
sion on full membership. It has been
implied that Panama will carefully
evaluate the effects that membership
could have on her international rela-
tions and economic structure, which is
based on the country's situation as a
place of international transit.
Although moderate increases in rice
and corn production appear likely due
to increased plantings, agriculture is
lagging behind other sectors of the
economy. This has been attributed to
continuing relatively low yields of both
rice and corn, and the general lack
of progress in raising agricultural
The coffee situation also deteriorated
in 1962, with the new crop estimated
to be at least 25 percent smaller than
1961. One improvement has been in
beef cattle production, which has risen
in both quantity and quality.
Although Panama's imports seem
likely to increase more than exports, the
general outlook for 1963 holds promise
of a further rise in Panama's economic
A large increase in public works is
planned, utilizing funds now available
from grants and loans previously nego-
tiated under the Alliance for Progress
and receipts from the sale of newly
authorized bond issues by the Govern-
ment of Panama. Prospects also are
favorable for expansion of private
construction. The $9 million loan
which the Government of Panama
negotiated with private American in-
vestors in December reportedly will
be used to stimulate private investment
in construction and industry.
THF PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
50 ?earJ dAgo
CONSTRUCTION of temporary wing
dams was approved to curb erosion
taking place on the shore of Limon Bay
immediately to the west of the west
channel. A considerable section of the
shore had worn away. Studies of effects
of the temporary dams were planned to
determine whether permanent structure
would be needed.
An official circular extended the
territory within which hunting was per-
mitted to include all the area in the
Zone west of the Canal between the
Atlantic Ocean and the Mandingo
River. Hunting of birds remained pro-
hibited by Executive order pending
issuance of regulations.
An Executive order declared it to be
unlawful for any person to operate an
"aeroplane, balloon, or flying machine
of any kind" in or across the Canal Zone
without authority from the Chief
Executive of the Canal Zone.
25 Year. cago
PRESIDENT Franklin D. Roosevelt
arrived at Balboa August 4 aboard the
U.S. Houston. In press conferences he
said he felt the good neighbor policy
was working out very well and found
things in the Canal Zone "running
During an informal interview later,
the President said a vast roadbuilding
program here would be recommended
to Congress as a Canal defense measure.
An outline of plans being considered
for increasing Canal capacity included
construction of a third set of locks,
1,200 by 125 feet, and raising the level
of Gatun Lake 5 feet or so to permit
transiting ships of deeper draft.
10 yearS a4go
THE MONTH of August went down
on the records as one of the hottest.
Temperatures on the Pacific side
reached 92 on 3 days before mid-
month. The long weather record for
Balboa Heights showed that an August
day with a temperature that high
occurred only about once every 3 years.
Plans were announced for reorganiza-
tion to make the Industrial Bureau a
division of the Marine Bureau and to
transfer the Dredging Division from
the Marine Bureau to the Engineering
and Construction Bureau.
Assignments were made to the 20
one-family houses on Empire Street in
Balboa, and residents of Ridge Road,
Balboa Heights, and 20 additional four-
family houses in Balboa Flats were
notified that those areas were to be
cleared for new quarters construction.
EMPLOYEES who retired in July, with
their positions at time of retirement and
years of Canal service:
James J. Belcourt, Lead Foreman (Railroad
Yard), Railroad Division, Pacific Side;
19 years, 3 months, 14 days.
George A. Bennard, Helper, Locomotive
Engineer, Railroad Division, Atlantic
Side; 22 years, 5 months, 28 days.
William Black, Maintenance Superinten-
dent, Locks Division, Pacific Side; 34
years, 7 months, 10 days.
Lionel Brown, Deckhand, Navigation Divi-
sion, Pacific Side; 20 years, 7 months,
James F. Dougherty, Associate Supervisory
Inspector, Railroad Division, Atlantic
Side; 31 years, 11 months, 22 days.
YEAR TO DATE 1729
"63 '62 '63 '62
14 12 148 121
1742 115(9) 72 15395 998 7667
I) -ck Overhaul injuries Includedl in total,
One year c4go
GOVERNOR FLEMING addressed a
group at the Pedro Miguel townsite for
the dedication of the streets of Jamaica,
Trinidad, and Tobago, named in honor
of the newly-independent West Indian
Canal Zone Police Lodge No. 1798,
American Federation of Government
Employees, was the first employee
organization granted formal recognition
by the Panama Canal organization
under the new Employee-Management
The Reina Manuelita I, a Panama
Canal tourist launch, was officially
christened by Panama's first official Car-
nival Queen for whom the craft is
named: Dofia Manuelita Vallarino de
Allen R. Flinn, Leader Lock Operator
(Electrician), Locks Division, Atlantic
Side; 22 years, 5 months, 12 days.
Clarence A. Greene, Control House Oper-
ator, Locks Division, Atlantic Side; 25
years, 6 months, 21 days.
Bellccl A. Harris, Dock Worker, Terminals
Division, Atlantic Side; 4 years, 10
months, 24 days.
William G. Hoelzle, Police Private, Police
Division, Pacific Side; 22 years, 5
months, 22 days.
Mrs. Borghild H. Misenheimer, Teacher,
Junior High, U.S. Schools, Schools Divi-
sion, Pacific Side; 26 years, 4 months,
Milton L. Nash, General Foreman, Lock
Operations, Locks Division, Atlantic
Side; 28 years, 9 months, 8 days.
Joseph J. Paul, Lead Foreman Stevedore
(Dock), Terminals Division, Atlantic
Side; 40 years, 5 months, 12 days.
Arthur B. Rigby, Locomotive Engineer,
Yard and Road, Railroad Division,
Pacific Side; 15 years, 1 months, 18 days.
Mrs. Carol G. Rigby, Accounting Clerk,
Electrical Division, Pacific Side; 18
years, 4 months, 22 days.
Luis A. Rodriguez, Leader Maintenance-
man (Rope and Wire Cable), Locks
Division, Pacific Side; 34 years, 6
months, 2 days.
Mahnga Singh, Stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic Side; 33 years, 1 month,
Subert Turbyfill, Instructor, Schools Divi-
sion, Pacific Side; 29 years, 7 months,
Walter J. Wilkinson, Water System Con-
trolman, Maintenance Division. Atlantic
Side; 21 years, 10 months, 22 days.
Leonard Wolford, Supervisory Marine
Traffic Controller, Port Captain's Office,
Pacific Side; 23 years, 9 months, 5 days.
(On the basis of total Federal Service)
Fed A. ewhar
/ ear Forea cks
SU;L A OMMUNIT
SE ICE BUREAU
St re.eeping Cle'
Egbert A. Williams
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Bernhard I. Everson
Civil Affairs Director
Nita B. Hartman
Supervisory Administra ve
Bertie E. Allen
Wilfred H. Anderson
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
S Dudley H. TSotman
Serve Sation Attendant
T SRSPORTATION AND
Gerald L. Neal
Inspector carmann, wood,
Harvey L. Jones
School Bus Driver
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Edward C. Blount
Margaret V. Whitman
Earl W. Wrenn
Fire Sergeant, Class 3
Lloyd M. Kent
Ewald A. Wiberg, Jr.
Alfred W. Browne, Jr.
Oiler (Floating Plant)
Richard A. Lindo
Helper Refrigeration and
Oiler (Floating Plant)
Maxwell S. Morgan
Martin G. Naar
Joaquin NM. Ponce
Luther B. Ward
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
Flora R. Hack
Staff Nurse (Medicine
Amy I. Andrewn
General Supply Clerk
Jos6 D. Barrios
Ward Service Aid
Laborer (Heavy, Pest
Clinton J. Everett
Ward Service Aid
Vincent H. King /
Lloyd B. McCoy
Nursing Assistant (Medicn e
Jose A. Ramirez
Food Servic or r
Julian Rodri ez
Assistant bok I
Laborer (Heavy, Pest
Maurice F. Dunn
Warren E. Ledoux
Lock Operator (Rigger)
Oliver H. Brathwaite
Helper Lock Operator
Hubert E. Brown
Helper Lock Operator
Juan B. Gochez
Jose R. Gonzalez
Motor Launch Captain
Hubert L. Marie Rose
Helper Lock Operator
launch Dis cher
/ seaman Cx
janiel C. Thomr on
Linehandler ( iec and)
oy M. Wheatle
.lader Seapn /
OFFICE OF THE
Edward H. Appin
Time Leave and Payroll
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
William D. McGowin
Jose A. Arias
Ophelia Mh. Burrowes
Sales Checker (Retail
David L. Donaldson
Egbert N. Francis
Dorothy E. McDonald
Stanley V. Waterman
Lead Foreman (Grounds)
Ethel C. Yearwood
Luis De Gracia
George H. Long
School Bus Driver
Jose F. Quifiinez
Matthew E. Scott
Edward G. Thomas
Leader Stevedore (Dock)
Rupert A. Vaughn
Truck Driver (Heavy)
Asisclo Zambrano A.
July 1962_------- 978 931
August ------ ----- 950 934
September_------- 909 892
October--------- 882 935
November------- 924 891
December-------- 947 938
January 1963------ 769 917
February -------- 841 841
March ------- - 991 980
April----------- 919 942
May---- ----- 988 984
June_ --------- 919 964
Fiscal year ---__ 11,017 11,149
Gross Tolls *
(In thousands of dollars)
Avg. No. Average
Transits 1963 1962 Tolls
557 $4,980 $4,776 $2,432
554 4,926 4,749 2,403
570 4,617 4,523 2,431
607 4,411 4,646 2,559
568 4,684 4,443 2,361
599 4,983 4,870 2,545
580 3,871 4,735 2,444
559 4,313 4,388 2,349
632 5,084 5,098 2,657
608 4,761 4,961 2,588
629 4,991 5,122 2,672
599 4,747 4,979 2,528
7,062 $56,368 $57,290 $29,969
Before deduction of any operating expenses.
TRAFFIC MOVEMENT OVER MAIN TRADE ROUTES
The following table shows the number of transits of large, commercial vessels (300 net
tons or over) segregated into eight main trade routes:
Fiscal Year 1963
1963 1962 Transits
United States intercoastal----- ------------ -- 384 468 656
East coast of United States and South America ---- 2,339 2,419 1,716
East coast of United States and Central America----- 485 368 508
East coast of United States and Far East -------- 2,049 2,404 1,028
United States/Canada east coast and Australasia ---- 316 276 204
Europe and west coast of United States/Canada----- 945 911 702
Europe and South America -- ------ ------ 1,260 1,140 474
Europe and Australasia -------------------- 388 409 341
All other routes _-- --------------------- 2,851 2,754 1,432
Total traffic_ __------- ------------1 11,017 11,149 7,061
CANAL COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC BY NATIONALITY
Fiscal Year 1963
1963 1 1962 1951-55
Number Tons Number! Tons Average Average
of of of of number tons
transits cargo transits cargo transit of cargo
Belgian_ . 47 120,779 50 168,559 6 8,086
British (& Can.)- 1,309 8,051,828 1,276 8,433,971 1,209 7,376,805
Chilean -----. 124 766,800 124 873,898 60 307,398
Chinese-----. 83 570,535 83 632,035 25 194,403
Colombian - 236 359,721 269 i 445,870 146 167,759
Danish .------ 308 1,542,625 314 1,633,093 240 904,561
Ecuadorean 55 40,173 47 47,796 141 91,373
French - - 118 718,913 132 948,314 130 575,637
German .---- 1,095 3,535,540 1,094 3,315,855 192 434,847
Greek ---- 603 5,752,927 771 7,338,271 110 943,600
onduran --- 219 149,695 83 117,075 399 514,150
Israeli------- 85 197,677 69 307,336 -------
Italian------- 168 857,769 220 1,439,806 -134 712,038
Japanese ----- 846 4,848,858 844 4,712,900 263 1,742,551
Lebanose----- 23 175,632 25 190,583 --- -
Liberian ----. 833 7,115,414 848 7,289,510 174- 1,083,735
Netherlands --- 692 2,947,898 558 2,904,548 120 595,178
Nicaraguan ..-- 60 77,959 18 32,522 21 19,465
Norwegian - 1,441 9,956,686 1,491 11,111,031 791 3,221,592
Panamanian..-- 464 1,907,158 393 1,826,034 436 2,415,123
Peruvian ------ 76 355,802 126 568,476 22 46,665
Philippine ----- 67 225,808 70 317,484 24 137,745
Swedish------ 364 2,124,252 339 1,852,480 186 754,127
United States -- 1,593 9,182,392 1,783 10,350,852 2,122 13,215,379
All others-- -- 108 664,253 122 666,253 111 441.833
Total_ -- 11,017 62,247,094 11.149 67.524.552 7,062 35,904.050
MONTHLY COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC AND TOLLS
Vessels of 300 tons net or over
Stevedoring, general, per
I landing, general, per ton -
Handling autos (5 tons or
Handling autos (more than
Transferring general, per
ton __---_- -----
Rchlandling, per ton ----
Constructive handling, per
14 SEPTEMBER 1963
Another New Customer
ANOTHER of the Canal's new cus-
tomers is the Aeijyusan Maru, Japanese
cargo ship, which transited the end of
last month en route from New Orleans
and Houston to Japan.
The ship, which makes the round
trip from the States to Japan through
the Panama Canal in about 3 months,
is a 483-foot general cargo vessel with
a gross tonnage of 8,688. She is handled
locally by the United Fruit Co.
Rate Changes Due
SLIGHT INCREASES will be made in
tug, deckhand, and pilotage rates to
Canal users, effective October 1, due to
increased costs to the Panama Canal for
labor, material, and contractual serv-
ices. Notice of the increased tariff for
certain Canal services to shipping was
sent to Canal customers in July.
Tug hire will increase from $80 to
$85 per hour for large tug of not more
than 1,500 horsepower. Large tugs of
1,500 horsepower or more will increase
from $80 to $95 per hour. Fixed rates
for docking, assisting at the Locks,
and in Gaillard Cut will be increased
Harbor pilotage rates will continue
to be based on the using vessel's maxi-
mum draft. New rates will be:
Up to and including
14 feet ------- -$3.75 per foot
15 feet to 19 feet - $4.25 per foot
20 feet to 24 feet - -$5.00 per foot
25 feet to 29 feet - -$5.50 per foot
30 feet and over - $6.25 per foot
Rates for deckhands placed aboard
transiting vessels to assist in handling
towing locomotive cables at the Locks
have been increased to $130 for a
9-man gang, $195 for a 13-man gang,
and $255 for a 17-man gang.
Because of higher labor costs, the
Terminals Division rates for services to
shipping also are to be increased effec-
tive October 1, and memoranda with
the new rates have been sent to all
The basic rates will be increased as
follows, with specific commodity rates
to be increased proportionately:
Ketch On World Cruise
AROUND THE WORLD in a 42-foot
ketch, Kismet, is the objective of two
U.S. couples. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Wunderlich and Mr. and Mrs. James
Wales plan a 2-to-3-year around the
world sail from Boston, through the
Panama Canal, across the Pacific, up
through the Suez Canal, up the Rhine
and Rhone Rivers in France, and back
across the Atlantic to Scituate Harbor.
Hardly a spur-of-the-moment ven-
ture, the two couples have been
planning the trip for almost 5 years.
The Kismet, which sailed last month
from Chesapeake Bay, has a pointed
stern, which means she can take rough
seas with a minimum of pounding, is
equipped with an inboard engine, a
fathometer, a ship-to-shore radio and
radio direction finder. Principal means
of navigation, the couples say, will be
On starting their world trip, and
heading for the Panama Canal, the
couples estimated costs at $1,500 a year
per couple. Most of that, they figure,
will go into maintenance, for they plan,
every few months, to haul out, scrape
and repaint the bottom of the vessel.
4th Santa Launched
A NEW Canal Customer and another
ship in the American merchant fleet was
launched at Sparrow's Point, Md., when
the Santa Mercedes, fourth of the Grace
Line's 20,000-ton cargo-passenger
liners, went down the ways in the
Bethlehem Steel Co.'s shipyard.
Like her sister ships, the Santa Mag-
dalena and Santa Mariana, now in
service, and the Santa Maria, scheduled
to enter service this fall, the Santa
Mercedes will sail in Grace Line's route
from New York to the Caribbean,
transit the Panama Canal, and visit the
Pacific coast of South America.
The Santa Magdalena transited just
a week ago on her return voyage after
visiting Buenaventura, Colombia, and
Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Santa Ma-
riana transited August 24 on her return
voyage to New York.
The Santa Maria, dedicated to the
Republic of Panama, will make her
maiden voyage to Panama in October.
The four ships cruise at 20-knot
speeds. Each has first class accommoda-
tions for 125 passengers. The Panama
Agencies Co. acts as the ships' agents
in the Canal.
CANAL TRANSITS COMMERCIAL AND U.S. GOVERNMENT
I Fiscal Year 1963
Total commercial _____-
U.S. Government vessels: **
Ocean-going _-___ -
Total commercial and U.S. Gov-
Vessels under 300 net tons or 500 displacement tons.
"*Vessels on which tolls are credited. Prior to July 1, 1951, Government-operated
ships transited free.
PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES SHIPPED THROUGH THE CANAL
Pacific to Atlantic
(All cargo figures in long tons)
Fiscal Year 1963
Commodity 1963 1962 Average
Ores, various ---------------- 7,036,105 7,759,690 3,981,996
Lumber ------------------------ 3,833,465 3,617,207 3,562,206
Petroleum and products (excludes asphalt) - 1,805,341 1,747,537 969,165
Wheat --------------------- 778,625 1,092,285 1,858,229
Sugar-------------------------- 2,120,639 2,475,783 1,137,168
Canned food products--------------- 1,011,232 936,561 1,210,878
Nitrate of soda ----------------- 697,318 884,151 1,258,138
Barley --------------- 438,170 1,064,406 132,480
Bananas ------------------ ----- 1,083,334 1,082,372 748,782
Metals, various -------------------- 1,106,316 1,217,501 529,991
Food products in refrigeration (except fresh
fruit)- - - - - - - --- 950,048 822,423 575,190
Coffee ------------------ 432,029 399,434 253,692
Pulpwood ----------------------- 496,270 476,367 195,494
Iron and steel manufactures --------- 856,391 477,949 224,859
Fishmeal------- --------------- 1,042,261 --------------
All others ---- ----------- 5,473,345 5,763,490 3,188,329
Total------------ 29,160,889 29,817,156 19,826,597
Atlantic to Pacific
Fiscal Year 1963
1963 1962 151-55
Petroleum and products (excludes asphalt)__- 10,828,308 10,228,063 3,838,198
Coal and coke ------------- ---- 5,172,360 6,816,646 2,514,297
Iron and steel manufactures ------------ 1,282,039 1,689,512 1,674,314
Phosphates----------------------- 1,803,436 1,878,251 713,733
Sugar - - --- ------ 773,746 2,105,352 525,470
Soybeans---- -- -- - --- 1,446,018 1,195,952 425,681
Metal, scrap -- -- ------ -------- 1,699,824 3,215,000 53,593
Corn ------- -- 1,309,817 1,104,808 88,222
Wheat -..--_------------------ 467,447 704,538 127,709
Paper and paper products ------- ---- 339,952 358,678 384,452
Ores, various ___- -----_ --------- 771,300 717,748 111,895
Machinery -- -------------- 421,668 403,675 281,062
Cotton- --------------- 341,275 397,088 264,151
Chemicals, unclassified------ -------- 564,945 638,138 182,804
Fertilizers, unclassified --------------- 333,607 396,324 144,211
All others -------- ---------- 5,530,463 5,857,623 4,747,661
Total___------- ---------- 33,086,205 37,707,396 16,077,453
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
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Capt. A. C. Jones
WITHIN A SPACE of a dozen day
an Honorary Pilot's License, Unlimite
for all Canal waters, was presented t\\
sea captains who have been takin
their vessels through the Panama Can
almost from the time the Canal wa
opened to shipping.
The captains themselves came froi
two different hemispheres, two diffe
One was Capt. Tasuke Kawai o
Kobe, Japan, who is retiring after bein
employed by Osaka Shosen Kaisha
Ltd., since 1915. The other was Cap
A. C. Jones, Commodore of the Shay
Savill fleet, who made his 91st and final
voyage through the Canal in the S
Corinthic His first transit was in 191
The August transit was Captain Jone
56th transit in the SS Corinthic, which
he joined in September 1951. The S
Corinthic is a sister ship to the S
Gothic, which was used by Britain
Queen Elizabeth on the latter's last tri
through the Canal.
Captain Jones is an avid photo
grapher and is the proud owner of
most extensive set of slides that sho\
Canal improvements since such im
provements began. He carried a cor
plete Canal pictorial record with hir
in his cabin, neatly catalogued in boxe
and files, and usually had the answer t
any question pertaining to the Panam
Canal, its maintenance, its improve
ments, and the dates when any change
Capt. Tasuke Kawai
__ .- .- -_ t l -
... And It Has Gold Plated Plumbing Fixtures
THE ALETA, above, a sleek, trim,
white beauty owned by Daniel Peter-
kin, Jr., of Chicago, has become a
familiar sight in Canal waters-and the
envy of fresh water and blue water
fishermen. After being anchored in
Catun Lake for some weeks, the Aleta
now is spending some time in the
David area, trying the fishing grounds
Capt. Olin L. Williams of Miami,
Fla., is master of the Aleta, and the
local agent is L. K. Cofer.
The vessel is completely air con-
ditioned, is carpeted all through
the owner's quarters, has telephones
throughout, and has music piped all
through the yacht. The Aleta's stereo
plays no matter what the weather.
Guests are quartered in four state-
rooms, each stateroom with large closet
space. Italian marble and gold plated
plumbing fixtures are features in the
On the aft deck is an electric organ,
and in a couple of big freezers is a stock
of $4 per pound sirloin strip steaks.
The Aleta carries all sorts of electronic
gadgets, and ship captains who have
visited the vacht have stated that many
big ships are not so well equipped
electronically as is this one. The vessel
has power steering, and has two diesel
generators besides the main engines;
two hot water heaters, one electric and
one diesel fuel; and two pressure
systems for hot and for cold water.
Four boats are carried "on top" for
fishing, one a 20-foot inboard launch
and three Boston Whaler skiffs.
TRANSITS BY OCEAN-GOING
VESSELS IN JULY
. .. .... 944 978
i. ......... 25 28
. . . . ... 976 1,013
U'S, (,(,*. r
Free . .
i .... $4,902,286 $4,981,987
nment '27 168,056
l .... 8$5,040,113 $5,150,043
1 ... . 5,495,623
al .. (i. 3-
*1n -, "N
t re 11 Ms.
,n-Roinr and small.
From the inside looking out, on the Aleta, one sees the white electric organ on the aft deck.