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Title: Panama Canal review
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Language: English
Creator: United States -- Panama Canal Commission
Panama Canal Company
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Balboa Heights Republic of Panama
Creation Date: February 1953
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Vol. 3, No. 7 BALBOA HEIGHTS, CANAL ZONE, FEBRUARY 6, 1953 5 cents
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CARDENAS, GATUI
IF CONGRESS


N,


TO


BE


APPROVES


)MPLETEE
CANAL


FISCAL


HOUSING


1954


ESTIMATES


South


Corozal May


Deferred


Until


L


Be
iter


In Building Program


Completion
developments
Cardenas, in
building progr
for fiscal year
estimates as su
Panama Canal


of the townsite
at Gatun and
the long-range
am is planned
1954 if budget
bmitted by the
Company for


PORT-AU-PRINCE has stretched about 200 acres
farther into the Bay of Gonave since Panama Line
ships stopped there last as a result of the reclamation
from swamp land of the Cite de l'Exposition, in the
forefront in this air view of the city. The fine new.


Reactivation


Ahead


With


Civil
Cvi


Naming


Reactivation of a civil defense organi-


section, which is circled by Harry S. Truman Boule-
vard, houses government buildings and legations as
well as restaurants, folklore theater, casino, and other
tourist attractions. Additional pictures of Haiti and a
story of the "Magic Island" will be found on page 6.


Defense


Moves


Advisory


Group


Zone program. He will return about


the 1953-56 housing construc-
tion program are approved by
Congress.
In addition to those quarters started
during fiscal year 1953, the 1954 program,
as listed in the President's annual budget
message, will provide for the construction
of 65 U. S.-Rate family units in the
Balboa "Flats" area; 67 U. S.-Rate
family units on sites now occupied by
twelve-family buildings at Diablo Heights
scheduled for demolition this year; 15
U. S.-Rate family units to complete the
U. S.-Rate program at Gatun; Local-
Rate community facilities, including
school building, commissary, and com-
munity center; and a planned increase in
the number of houses at Cardenas, and
approximately 50 U. S.-Rate family units
elsewhere on the Pacific side.
The latter project called for construc-
tion at Diablo Terrace at the south end
of the new Corozal townsite. Due to un-





THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


February 6,1953


Comptroller's


And


Finance


Office

Bureau


Become


Single


Unit


LINDSLEY H. NOBLE
Comptroller


PHILIP L. STEERS, JR.
Accounting Systems Staff


ARTHUR J. O'LEARY
Accounting Division


JOSEPH V. TURNER
Treasury Branch


IRA L. WRIGHT
Assistant to Comptroller


JOHN D. HOLLEN
Plant Appraisal Staff


FLOYD BALDWIN
Fiscal Division


LEROY B. MAGNUSON
Budgetary Procedures


MARC P. QUINN
Management Staff


GEORGE E. GmIARD
Internal Audit Staff


JOHN F. LEWIS
Rates Analysis


THATCHER A. CLISBEE
Capital Program


The consolidation of the Finance
Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller
into a single entity, known by the latter
title, was effective in mid-January.
The change was an administrative one
and the majority of the 272 men and
women in the organization continued in
the same jobs where they had been work-
ing prior to the merger. There were no
force reductions.
The Office of the Comptroller now
consists of four staff groups and two
operating divisions. It is headed by
Lindsley H. Noble, Comptroller, with Ira
L. Wright as Assistant to the Comptroller.
Mr. Wright is in charge of budget and
administrative matters for the office, and
also serves as a technical adviser.
John F. Lewis, formerly Chief of the
Accounting Division, moves to a staff
position as a rates expert.
The four staff groups are:
Management, Marc P. Quinn, Chief:
Over-all managements functions, plus
budget and rate analysis, and statistics.
Accounting Systems, Philip L.
Steers, Jr., Chief: Development of finan-
cial policies and systems of accounting and
internal control.
Plant Inventory and Appraisal,
John D. Hollen, Chief: Appraisal of
Government-Company fixed assets and
establishment of the amounts of related
reserves.
Internal Audit, George E. Girard,
Acting Chief: Comprehensive audit of the
accounts, financial statements, and busi-
ness records of the Government-Company.
In addition to the staff groups there
are also two operating divisions:
Accounting, headed by Arthur J.
O'Leary, Acting Chief, and Fiscal, with
Floyd H. Baldwin as Chief.
The Accounting Division's main work
is to maintain the Company's general
corporate accounts and appropriations
and fund accounts of the Government,
together with cost accounts of divisions
not maintaining their own accounts.
This division is divided into four
branches.
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February 6, 1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


Acting Governor

Conducts January

Employee Conference

Subjects ranging from commissary
problems to the disturbance to night
workers of the noon-day siren were cov-
ered January 28 at the monthly Governor-
Employee Conference at Balboa Heights.
The conference was conducted by Col.
Harry O. Paxson, Acting Governor, in
the absence of Gov. J. S. Seybold who
was in Washington to attend House
Committee hearings on the budget.
Colonel Paxson opened the conference
with a report on a number of matters
raised at previous conferences.
These included presentation of "I. C."
cards when entering the commissary inm-
stead of at each counter-not feasible
because of limited authority cards, mul-
tiple entrances, and added expense; the
possibility of firemen, who are trained in
first aid, riding on ambulances, which is
under consideration; surcharges on school
books, to be remedied for official pur-
chases by consolidating orders; parking
space at the Balboa Field Office of the
Electrical Division, which will be provided.
Also acted upon favorably were the
conservation of trees on Empire Street;
a change in plumbing regulations, to elim-
inate assistant plumbers; and the promise
of covered runways at local schools.
He announced that the administration
is studying the possibility of issuing a
new-type identification card, one which
will be useful in cases when an employee
is travelling and needs positive identifi-
cation to cash checks.
In connection with the "I. C. Cards,"
Edward A. Doolan, Personnel Director,
told the conferees that the Canal was
unable to get as good quality of card-
boards as had been used previously and
that the present cards may fray. The
cards, he said, will be replaced by the
Personnel Bureau on request if employees
will turn in their worn cards.
All remaining unlabeled canned goods
in the Commissaries, except for three
items for which there is no adequate
replacement at the moment, are being
removed from retail sales. The small
amount of this merchandise remaining,
which has been the subject of a number


Simp


fied
ecor


Layoff
ne Effee


Reduction in force categories of the
Government- Company -the categories
determining the order in which personnel
are laid off and establishing "bumping"
rights-will be reduced from the present
23 to 6, effective February 15.


Identical simplified layoff procedures
become effective the same date for all
government agencies, as prescribed by
the Civil Service Commission.
The changes, as they relate to present
reduction in force methods in the Govern-
ment-Company, affect generally only the
approximately 1,000 employees occupy-
ing competitive Civil Service positions in
the organization.
The six new categories are: Career


veterans, Career nonvi
conditional veterans, C
nonveterans, Indefinite
Indefinite nonveterans.


veterans, Career-
areer-conditional
veterans, and


Veterans And Nonveterans


Veterans have superior retention rights
in each of the three main groups: Career,
Career-conditional, and Indefinite.
Career employees are described as
those permanent employees who have
permanent jobs and who have completed
the probationary periods in their jobs.
They are not "temporary" or "indefin-


Procedures
active February 15

ite" as the result of promotion, transfer,
or reinstatement.
Career-conditional employees are those
permanent employees serving proba-
tionary periods or those who are "tem-
porary" or "indefinite" because of
promotion, transfer or reinstatement.
Indefinite employees are those whom
the Civil Service describes as serving
under "nonstatus, contemporary appoint-
ments." In other words, they are per-
sons who, since September 1, 1950, have
been occupying positions in the com-
petitive service and who have been re-
employed, promoted, reassigned, or trans-
ferred.
Ascending Credits
Reduction of force will be made in
the ascending number of retention credits,
first for the nonveterans and then for
the veterans, through the Indefinite,
Career-conditional, and Career groups, min
that order.
No person in a higher group, or sub-
group, will be given reduction in force
until all persons in lower groups and
subgroups have been reduced, unless
special circumstances permissible under
the regulations of the Civil Service Cornm-


mission permit the passing over of persons


lower on the retention registers.


NEW RETENTION GROUPS FOR REDUCTION-IN-FORCE PURPOSES


GROUP I
CAREER EMPLOYEES
SUBGROUP A:
Employees with veteran
preference
SUBGROUP B:
Employees without vet-
eran preference


GROUP II
CAREER-CON-
DITIONAL EMPLOYEES
SUBGROUP A:
Employees with veteran
preference
SUBGROUP B:
Employees without vet-
eran preference


GROUP III
INDEFINITE
EMPLOYEES
SUBGROUP A:
Employees with veteran
nrt rn-aT n-31 rp


I


Includes permanent CAREER employees in the
competitive service who have completed a probation-
ary period and who are not "temporary" or "indefinite"
as the result of promotion, transfer, or reinstate-
ment. Career employees serving under conditional
promotions shall be considered in this group with
respect to positions at and below the grade in which
they last served on a permanent basis. This group
also includes employees appointed to positions out-
side the competitive service with no conditions or
restrictions.
Includes career employees in the competitive
service who are conditional because they are serving
probational periods or are "temporary" or "indefin-
ite" as a result of promotion, transfer, or reinstate-
ment, or are subject to a similar limitation. In
positions excepted from the competitive service, it
includes employees who are conditional solely as
the result of promotion or reinstatement.


Includes persons serving under nonstatus non-
temporary appointments in positions in the competi-
tive service. It also includes employees in positions
excepted from the competitive service serving under
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THE PANAMA


CANAL REVIEW


February 6,1953


Sea


Shells


Are


From The
Hobby Of


Seashore


Zone


Policeman


Ten Years Ago
In January
The Canal Zone Experiment Gardens


bought 182 pounds of dried
taken from wild trees in the
the first results of a Supply
plea to aid the war effort
local wild crude rubber.


crude rubber
Canal Zone,
Department
by gathering


THAT'S A Malea (dolium) Ringens which Police
Officer Stewart H. Jadis is holding in his hand. It
is the largest of its type ever found in the Panama
Canal Zone Police Officer Stewart H.
Jadis picks up sea shells by the seashore
like a lot of other people but he brings his
shells back alive, then extracts the little
shell dwellers.
Because of his special hunting tactics
and "spit and polish" methods, his shells
have a showy color and shine unknown to
ordinary shell collections.
He has about 3,000 shells of about 500
varieties, many of which are slated for
exhibit at the Civil Affairs Building in
Ancon.
They range from little earring-shaped
shells set with coral beads of color that
look like art items that might have been
produced by a skilled ceramist or jeweler,
up to the big pink and ivory conchs in
which you hear the roar of the sea. The
largest of his collection of conchs is about
a foot in diameter.
Some Are Spectacular
In between these extremes of size are
several specimens of the fluted Rose
Murix, lined with rose and banded in
black and used by natives for salad; the
bleeding tooth, marked by three red
"tooth prints," and many others, more
or less showy.


area of the Pacific Ocean. Mr. Jadis is standing
beside a display case in which are exhibited a small
part of his collection of about 3,000 shells.
of his shells for scientific classification.
One of each variety that he sends to
conchologists there is returned to him
with their identification. The other one,
if there are two, or two, if there are four,
are retained for the University collection.
He also has his own source material for
tentative identification of unknown finds.
He does not ordinarily collect shells of
less than an inch in size which are
numerous in many collections.
Shells lose their color when exposed to
light so his make few public appearances.
Those that are frequently picked up on
the beach by desultory collectors have
been bleached by the weather after being
deserted by their former live inhabitants.
The cleaning process begins by boiling


the shells for 20 minutes. Th
die within 24 hours outside t
environment or instantly in i
When the shells are boiled th
picks out the insides with a s
instruments. Or, some shel
served with the organisms
"pickling" in formaldehyde.


e organisms
heir natural
fresh water.
e policeman
et of dental
ls are pre-
inside by


Boiled And Brushed
After they are boiled, the shells are
wire-brushed to remove any remaining
- .. . .. . ..


The first rubber came from James A.
Dorsey, then Panama Railroad track
foreman at Frijoles, who arranged for the
collection with residents in that vicinity.
The crude rubber was turned over to the
local representative of the Rubber Re-
serve Corporation for shipment to the
United States.
Canal employees were subscribing 9.9
percent of their income-almost the 10
percent goal of the Treasury Department-
to the purchase of war bonds, according to
the monthly report on payroll deductions
for December 1942.
The Canal Zone divorce rate was up,
and 55 percent of the divorces were filed
by husbands. Almost a quarter of the
divorce actions were against women who
were not living on the Isthmus.
"Bunny" gas masks for small children
were explained by E. I. P. Tatelman,
Civilian Defense Director. Plans were
being made to provide the masks for small
Canal Zonians, who were too little to fit the
regular adult size. They were to be made
with flour sacks treated with a gas repellent
chemical. Two corners of the sacks were
tied with tape or strips, giving the effect of
rabbit ears and giving rise to the name
"bunny mask."
The 28-inch suction dredge Mindi,
one of the most powerful of its size and
type built to that time, was delivered to
the Canal Zone in January 1943 and pre-
pared for service at the Dredging Divi-
sion headquarters at Gamboa. The
mammoth dredge was built by the Ellicott
Machine Corporation of Baltimore at a
cost of $1,514,000.
War dogs arrived on the Isthmus to help
guard the Canal and vital installations.


The soldiers with whom
work were being trained b1
accompanied them when
iL0, f l'in-'ro.mnoanr P rno.


the dogs were to
the sergeant who
they came from
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February 6, 1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


FOR YOUR


NTER


GUIDA


DENT


PREVENT


OFF THE JOB ACCIDENTS


Ben Axel


Dent,


the accident-prone


employee, is more likely to have an acci-
dent off the job than when he is working.
On the job he has certain safety rules and
a boss to help him mind his ways, but off
the job even his wife can't stop him from
foolish antics.
Not counting the expense and trouble
he has caused his unit to find another
employee, or some fellow worker to take
over his job while he languishes in the
hospital, the expense and anxiety to his
family is considerable.
The year past has experienced many
such accidents, not counting traffic
accidents, which were usually more severe.
There was the employee who fell down-
stairs over his own milk bottles and other
items left there; there was the aeronaut
in a duplex, who could not walk around to
visit his neighbor; then a husband, or
two, who tried to be the top man in a
balancing act; next, the armchair mechanic


who filled


a gasoline


lantern


with a


lighted cigar in his mouth; a few hunters
with "deeropia" eyes, where at night over
a gun, anything with shining eyes looked
like meat on the table; then that Don
Juan who could not resist helping the
lady close the car door on his fingers.
Therefore, don't leave your safety
precautions at the job this year; take
them home with you to practice in your
spare time.

HONOR ROLL
Bureau Award For
BEST RECORD
December
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
INDUSTRIAL BUREAU

AWARDS THIS CALENDAR YEAR


Community Services...
Industrial .......
Civil Affairs .... . . ... . ... .
Engineering and Construction ..
Health ... ...
M arine- ...........
Ranfrnsd and T'ortninal


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THE PANAMA


CANAL REVIEW


February 6,1953


Stop


In


Vivid


Haiti


Pleasant


Break


For


Passengers


On


Panama


Line


Ships


Vivid and variegated Haiti, .
molded of clashing cultures, can
now be enjoyed by Panama Line
passengers on stopovers at Port-
au-Prince on sailings between
New York and Cristobal.
The first call at Haiti since be-
fore World War II will be made by
the S. S., Ancon when she stops
there February 7, 4 days after "
leaving New York and 2 days out ..
of Cristobal. The Ancon will also "
make the first post-war stop on a r
northbound Panama Line sailing -..
when she docks at Port-au-Prince -
February 15.
On northbound sailings the
ships will leave Cristobal at 10
o'clock Friday morning, dock at
Port-au-Prince at 7 o'clock Sun- O
� that
day morning and leave at noon the ritie
same day, arriving min New York pool
at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, soph
Southbound ships will leave New
York at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, dock
at Haiti at 7 o'clock Saturday morning and
leave at 4 the same afternoon, arriving at
Cristobal at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
The fare between New York and Haiti
one way will be $130, $140, $150, or $170,
depending on accommodations. The
round trip fare will be $234, $252, $270, or
$306 for transportation between the two
points. All fares are exclusive of the 15
percent United States travel tax, where
applicable.
The rate between Port-au-Prince and
Cristobal will be $70 one way with the
passengers to be assigned to such accom-
modations as are available. No provision
has been made for reduced rates for Canal
employees for travel between Cristobal
and Port-au-Prince.
History Of Violence
The Haitian half of the Caribbean
Island that the country shares with the
Dominican Republic was washed and
warred over for centuries by Spanish,
then French colonials, English and other
buccaneers, and discordant internal fac-
tions, to be won at last in a series of blood
baths by the imported African slaves.
The conflicts and cultures have left the
mark.Q tsh-t manio twho rntormr inicui


NE HAITI that is modern contrasts with another
is near-primitive, providing one of the dihsimila-
s that makes the country unique. This swimming
at one of the resort hotels is typical of the modern,
iisticated attractions Haiti offers visitors.

Haiti's past and present are echoed in the
land itself which is alternately striped by
mountain ranges and low tropical plains.
A 5-minute drive from Port-au-Prince
winds upward through flower splotched
hills to the cool and sophisticated suburb
of Petionville overlooking the capital
city. In 40 minutes more the road ascends
to the resorts of Kenscoff and Furcy,
5,000 feet above sea level in the forested
Haitian "Alps."
Haiti has a gallery of national heroes
in the giant epic style and a history of
infamy and violence on the same colossal
scale, which have combined to mold the
country and capture imaginations around
the world.
Magnificent ruins of the Citadelle
Laferriere and the palace Sans-Souci bear
ghostlike testimony to the stature and
accomplishments of King Henri Cristophe.
His rise from slave to king inspired
the play by Eugene O'Neill entitled
"Emperor Jones."
These architectural masterpieces reflect
this giant of a man and the fantastic


Cardenas, Gatun To Be Completed
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WINDING ROADS through flower-splotched hills
lead from tropical lowland plains to cooler forested
highlands. The one shown here leads from Port-au-
Prince to the suburb of Petionville and to the moun-
tain resorts of Kenscoff and Furcy.


nobility he created as they lived and
ruled the country they wrested from
France and modeled in the most splendid
manner of their former masters.
Cap-Haitien, the "Paris" from which
France ruled this richest 18th Century
possession, contains the remnants of the
regal palace of Napoleon's beautiful
sister, Pauline. The attempts of her
husband, General Leclerc, and succeeding
Napoleonic generals, to retain the over-
seas colony only increased the savage
bloodletting of the original slave up-
risings. Kenneth Roberts' novel, "Lydia
Bailey," and the recent movie of the
same name deal with this period of
Haitian history.
United States Marine Faustin Wirkus
provided a comic echo of the emperors
and kings. Stationed on the Island of
Gonave during United States occupation
in the 1920's, the non-commissioned
officer was proclaimed by the natives as
their king with consequences he described
in the book "The White King of La


Gonave."


by Armed Forces personnel.
arrangements for their transfer


Special
to other





February 6,1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


S4 L


Official


Panama Canal Company Publication
Published Monthly at
BALBOA HEIGHTS, CANAL ZONE


lPinft by the
Mount Hope,


rintinig Plat
Canal Zan


JOHN S. SEYBOLD, Governor-President
H. O. PAXSON, Lieutenant Governor


E. C. LOMBARD, Executive


Secretary


J. RUFUS HARDY, Editor
ELEANOR H. MCILHENNY
OLEVA HASTINGS
Editorial Assistants
LETTERS TO THE EDlITOR


Letters containing inquiries,


suggestions,


criticisms, or opinions of a general nature
will be welcomed. Those of sufficient interest


will be published but
used unless desired.


signatures


SUBSCRIPTIONS-$1.00


will not be

a year


SINGLE COPIES-5 cents each
On sale at all Panama Canal Clubhouses


Commissaries, and Hotels
publication date.


for 10


SINGLE COPIES BY MAIL-10 cents each
BACK COPIES-10 cents each
On sale when available, from the Vault
Clerk, Third Floor, Administration Building,
Balboa Heights.
Postal money orders should be made pay-
able to the Treasurer, Panama Canal Com-
pany, and mailed to Editor, THE PANAMA
CANAL REVIEW, Balboa Heights, C. Z.


Diablo
liable


Commissary


Renovated,


Compacted


The Diablo Heights Commissary has


been renovated


and compacted-reno-


vated to preclude glare and make the
interior more attractive, and compacted
to provide much needed storage room and
to eliminate drygoods, of which the
limited stocks for which space was avail-
able could not be properly merchandised.
With the renovation, Diablo Heights
Commissary now becomes a food and
essential items store. What drygoods
items were formerly carried have been
transferred to Balboa Commissary, as has
also been done with much of the hard-


SECOND GRADERS at Margarita Elementary
School, ready with the "objets d'art" they have
fashioned in art classes, gather around the kiln where
their pottery will be fired with the help of Mrs. Ernest
A. Karch, left, Supervisor of Art in the Canal Zone
Schools.


Elementary school children in


scale of


A new


one to


rates at the Hotel Wash-


ington for employees of the Government-
Company and other U. S. Government


agencies
new rates


was approved last month. The
are almost identical with the rates


:: :,e,;::. h0


given


discount on the commercial tariff.


With


the new


percent


employee rates, the 25


percent discount is eliminated; employees,
however, now become eligible for the same
long-term 50 percent discount for 5 months


or more of occupancy which is
guests paying the standard tariff.


are learning about clay modeling and pottery making
in their art classes this year for the first time. The


finished pieces


Margarita


are fired in small kilns at Balboa and


Elementary


received samples of the


Schools.
youngsters'


Many parents
ceramics in the


form of ash trays, tea tiles, and clay jewelry for
Christmas presents.


Heavy wire mesh protection for a number
of quarters in the New Cristobal-DeLesseps
and Colon Beach area was ordered January
21 by the Housing Division.
The request for work, to be performed by


th Ma tnanceDjr a


was issued after


a survey of the houses in this section showed
that while 75 percent of the original heavy


mesh on the houses


378 window


was in sound condition,


panels and


94 door


panels


needed the protective heavy mesh.


offered to


Under the old discount an employee paid
$10.12 per day for single occupancy of a
suite for which the standard tariff rate was


$13.5(
same


This becomes


$10 dailyy.


suite, for double occupancy, is $16.50


for standard tariff


guests


and $12.50 for an


employee, as compared to the $12.37 he
paid previously under the discount system.
A corner room with bath, $7.50 for corn-


mercial


guests,


becomes $5


occupancy, instead of the


charged


the discount.


Recently

Boar


Appointed


Directors
Directors.


.50 for single
$5.62 formerly


same


room, $10 at commercial rates for double


occupancy,


is $7.50 for employees,


uList as


OF CURRENT INTEREST


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THE PANAMA


CANAL REVIEW


February 6, 1953


Natural

to


History

Serious


Society Dedica

Consideration


ated

ofl


Nature


Doctors ordinarily talk seriously about
medicine only to other doctors. Lawyers
shop talk about their business primarily
in bar associations.
Laymen generally are assumed to lack


the interest
necessary to
work within
if busy pro
explain it to
The Pana
Society was
sumption on
years and sh
It is an ui
of scientists


and specialized knowledge
serious consideration of the
the learned professions-even
fessional men had time to
them.
Lma Canal Natural History
founded on a different as-
which it has flourished for 21
iows no sign of failing.
unusual, if not unique, alliance
and laymen mutually inter-


ested in serious study of fields of
history ordinarily relegated by c
consent to the men of science.
The "ain't nature wonderful"
of thought is notably absent
membership.
Dr. James Zetek and Dr. Her
Clark, world known for their v
science, have been leaders of the
from the time of its founding.


natural
ommon
school
in the


bert C.
york in
Society


Presidency Switched
The Presidency switched back and
forth between them in the early years but
Dr. Zetek says he is President now be-
cause Dr. Clark has become too lazy. Dr.
Clark, who is Vice President, says it isn't
that he's lazy-he's just too old to work.
Studies by W. E. Lundy, Secretary-


Treasurer of the Society, which have been
published by the American Museum of
Natural History, illustrate the serious
scientific purpose of many so-called lay-
men members.
The interest which prompted the papers
and the caliber of the work are termed by
Dr. Zetek "excellent" and "finished" and
used to prove another unique feature of
the Natural History Society.
He says it would be hard to find an-
other area with similar population in
which there are so many people interested
in natural history. His only explanation
is that the Isthmus has so much of it.
Two studies by Mr. Lundy, Assistant
Treasurer of the Panama Canal Company,
will be included in a special volume to be
published by the American Museum of
Natural History, an anthology of out-
standing articles from past publications
of Natural History Magazine.
Member's Article Published
Mr. Lundy's published articles include
studies of the sloth, "The Upside Down
Animal," and Panama potoos (Nyctibius
griseus panamensis), night birds related
to the whippoor-will and nighthawk, pub-
lished under the title "Poor-Me-One."
Another on howler monkeys has been
accepted for publication.
George O. Lee, Professor of Biology at
the Canal Zone Junior College is Li-
brarian of the Natural History Society.


4 - L -


He has lectured several times at the
Society's monthly meetings.
Talks by members of the Society and
by other Isthmians have been interspersed
with lectures by a long list of visitors
whose names read like a page from
Who's Who.
A few of the many visiting lecturers
were: Dr. Raymond Ditmars, Ph. D., Cu-
rator of Reptiles for the New York City
Zoological Park; Dr. Charles L. Gazin,
Chief of the Division of Vertebrate
Paleontology of the Smithsonian Institu-
tion; Dr. Emmett R. Dunn, Professor of
Biology at Haverford College; Dr. A. A.
Allen, Professor of Ornithology at Cornell
University; Dr. Frank M. Chapman,
Sc. D., Curator-in-Chief of the Division
of Birds of the American Museum of
Natural History; Dr. Thomas Barbour,
Ph. D., Sc. D., Director of the Museum
of Comparative Zoology of Harvard
University; Dr. Arthur H. Compton,
Ph. D., Sc. D., of the University of
Chicago; Dr. A. G. Price, Master of St.
Mark's College, University of Adelaide,
Australia; Dr. Alexander Petrunkevitch,
Ph. D., of the University of Freiburg;
Professor Arthur M. Chickering, Profes-
sor of Biology at Albion College, Mich.;
Dr. Per Host of Sweden; and Dr. Matthew
M. Stirling, Chief of the Bureau of
American Ethnology of the Smithsonian
Institution.
A list of scientists who have lectured
to the group could be extended almost
indefinitely with the same Who's Who
effect.
220th Meeting
The January meeting was the Society's
220th. The meetings are held on the
fourth Wednesday of the month in the
auditorium of Gorgas Memorial Labora-
tory in Panama City.
Members acknowledge their debt to
their President and Vice President for the
type of lecturers they have had, many or
most of whom might not ordinarily talk
to nonscientific audiences or would com-
mand elsewhere lecture fees that would
be prohibitive.
They consider it possible that the
scientific standing of Dr. Clark and Dr.
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February 6,1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


coming meetings, written in a style that is
unmistakably Dr. Zetek's own.
"Personally, I would not exactly say
that this was a 'chance of a life time'," he
wrote about a coming lecture by a visiting
scientist, "but without hesitation I do say
that we will have this Wednesday a peer
among very few equals."
He concluded about another subject to
be dealt with by a visitor, "To me, all of
this is most interesting." Apropos of a
lecture on impressions of Tahiti, Dr.
Zetek reminisced, "I remember many
years ago I hoped that I could establish
myself in Tahiti or in French Oceania."
Many Inquiries Received
The small cost of correspondence
carried on by the Secretary-Treasurer
also is defrayed by the $1 dues paid
annually by the members. The Society
receives inquiries from many individuals
and scientific groups asking all manner of
information from the Panama Canal group.


The queries apparently come from
people, according to Dr. Zetek, who labor
under the impression the local Society
has a full-time secretary and lots of time
and assistance to delve into all manner of
scientific problems.
Officers labor to answer as many m-
quiries as possible but the ones that are
not' replied to are dismissed with the
simple philosophy: If the problem is im-
portant enough, they will write again.
Many of the most interesting lectures


some


the Society's own


membership.
Dr. Clark, Director of the Gorgas
Memorial Institute, the "Jungle Doctor"
featured in the October 4 1952 issue of
the Saturday Evening Post, has spoken
on several occasions.
First Lecture by Dr. Clark
Some of the early phases of his studies
of tropical maladies which have made him
the "Old Man of Tropical Medicine" and
earned him a long list of medical honors
including the Walter Reed Medal, were
discussed at the first meeting of the
Society on August 19, 1931.
The subject of that lecture was "the
influence of animal reservoirs on diseases
of domestic animals and man," illustrated
with microscopic exhibits of germs of
several diseases common to men and
animals.
Dr. Zetek, Curator of the Barro
Colorado Island Biological Laboratory of
the Smithsonian Institution and Ento-
Vr.ofti -;.n4-l fonZnina ?nr r I-ho flanor+...


WHITE,


TALL-PILLARED Gorgas Memorial


Laboratory on Justo Arosemena Avenue in the
Exposition Grounds section of Panama City has been

says that at the time of its founding "it
was believed that there were a sufficient
number of men of science in our midst
and of independent observers to assure
monthly programs of interest and value."
That belief has been well justified.
Several of the members who played a
prominent part in the founding of the


Society later lectures


concerning thei
fields of inquiry.


I


r special


to the group
interests and


Local Lecturers
Karl P. Curtis, former Canal employee
who now lives in Gamboa, is a recognized
authority on archeology on the Isthmus
and has served as guide for most of the
archeological expeditions sent to the Isth-
mus from the United States. He spoke on
more than one occasion to the members
of the Society.
The late Fred McKim, former employee
of the Property Bureau of the Canal
organization, was an authority on the
Indians of the Darien country and San
Blas Islands and spoke to the group on
that subject. He authored two studies on
Indians of the Isthmus: San Blas and The
Forbidden Land: A Reconnaissance of the


the meeting place for the Natural History Society for
21 years. The meetings are held in the building's
auditorium which is usually filled to capacity.


is now in Costa Rica, Mr. Curtis, Mr. and
Mrs. Lee, Dr. H. M. Mitten, Mr. Lundy,
Dr. Clark, and Dr. Zetek.
Lectures do not always deal with
scientific treatment of subjects.
A. I. Bauman, Senior Supervisor of the
Grounds Maintenance Division, talked to
the group on the history of sport fishing
in Panama. F. M. Foore, a former Army
employee in the Canal Zone, spoke on
"Cartagena, Pearl of the Indies."
Edwin F. Rigby, Chief of the Pur-
chasing Section of the Balboa Storehouse,
talked on "Impressions of Tahiti and
French Oceania," after his trip to Tahiti
in the 72-foot ketch Palmosa. Frank
Violette, Panama Contractor, talked to
the Society about fishing off Pifias Bay.
One of Dr. Zetek's few regrets about
the Natural History Society is that there
are so many more members who have
interesting things to say but do not
consider themselves lecturers and do not
talk to the Society.


First Thirty


Apartments


Of New Paraiso Housinif





THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


February 6,


1953


Forty

In

A steam sh


ears


January


ovel started


excavation


the entrance basin and Dry Dock


at Balboa.


As excavation


was released from other Canal work, ad-


ditional shovels


were


to be put to work


No. 1


The third case


Canal
Canal
victim,


physicians


r sunstroke
during 85


an Italian laborer, recovered.


workers


reported by


years


CHEZ ELOISE, annual fashion show of
in Balboa High School household arts classes,


50 mannequins for a night modeling


creations


they had made in


sewing


show, named for


anuarv


c


students School lawn


featured


their
lasses.


The models
are, left to r
McGee, and
his accordion,
fashion show.


shown


here in the dress


Mitzi Siegel, Pat
h Willoe. Frankie


made a solo


es they
Steiner,


appearance


on the High


Scotland,
recently
Company


was brought to
organized Pana
and was placed


anama, built in
Panama by the
ma Steamship
in service be-


tween Panama and David and


ate points.
tons burthen


lights,
Canal


baths,
employ


'he new ship
and equipped
and other
ees received 1


counts on fares.


intermedi-


was of "1,000
d with electric
conveniences".
r0 percent dis-


between


houses-are


States.


were


one of


Really fine
or women

Fine
English
Woolens


exact
hard t


woolens


Commissaries


pected


soon.


and more
Almost e


ish boat that arrives has some wool


few concrete lamp posts


exhaustive


studies


arrive.


process starts from scratch-with


were erected


concerning


illumination of the locks had progressed to


of the yarn-when


Expected
worsteds of


soon,


an order is placed.
however, are tropical
litv in about seven shades


the point that the future lighting
was described in the Canal Record.


system


coffee


wrinkles


Explaining that the aim was to approach
sunlight distribution as closely as possible
in the exterior lights at the locks, the Record


stated:
lamp
obtain


"Advances
manufacture
nearly white


during


recent years
it possible


light by the


The Commissary Division


a small supply


product so Canal


a try. It
expected


use of the


come


newest


food line.


ordered
Crop*'


can give


and is


of grey,
subdued
yard 58
green, s


stripes, tli
inches wi
late blue,


overt


gabardine


cost about $7 for a


worsted


navy,


it of brown, for about the


wool
stripes
and c


tan and two
some price; \


d 56 inches
at about $


Ago


equipment


work occurred 40


years ago.


sions-were


Miss Eloise Monroe, instructor


at the


are ex-


very


arrival


redidct


the Commissary
times for specific


Division
orders


because


in the frozen


has o
Snow


of the


people


in 5c-ounce


colors


the end of January.


gabardine,


Botany clo
at $5.50


a yar


6.50


,,(





February 6, 1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


Training Course Given
To Supervisory Groups
From Five Canal Units
Four groups of Canal employees soon
will complete training courses designed
to teach them to lead planned conferences,
a means of "group thinking" widely
adopted by industry in the United States
as one of the most effective means of
solving certain types of industrial and
business problems.
The courses in conference leadership
are conducted by the Training Section of
the Personnel Bureau under the direction
of C. A. Dubbs, Training Officer.
One of the conference leadership train-
ing groups included nine supervisors from
the Electrical Division. Another group
of nine is composed of police sergeants
and lieutenants. Seven trainees in an-
other group are supervisory employees of
Gatun Locks. The fourth training group
is made up of seven supervisory employ-
ees of the Division of Storehouses, the
Personnel Bureau, and Grounds Mainte-
nance and Electrical Divisions.
The training groups started their meet-
ings in October or November. The
two-hour meetings will continue weekly
up to about the middle of February.
The planned conference is only one of
the techniques that can be used to train
employees in industry and one which has
been proven very effective for solving
certain types of problems.
Training Techniques Differ
The so-called "informational method"
of instruction usually takes the form of
an address or lecture "pouring" many
facts into employees' minds. It is the
method generally used when a large group
of employees with little experience need
to be taught a great deal in a short time.
The "instructional method," another
training technique, is basically a "learn-
ing-by-doing" process in which a qualified
instructor provides either individual or
group instruction. This may be a
demonstration in which the participants
try out the principle that is being taught.
The "conference method," on the other
hand, deals with a specific problem which
is to be solved by the conferees. It
differs from the other types of training
in that conferees generally have a back-
ground of information and experience to
nnnl-.4knfnv 4-n yi-b cnhCtNrlnn^ cml-/' 4-mh Mj-r00


CONFERENCE


LEADERSHIP


ONE TRAINING GROUP is composed of these
supervisory employees of Atlantic Locks: Left to
right: Howard Harris, Richard Danielson, Earl Cas-


ANOTHER OF THE TRAINING GROUPS
includes these employees of the Personnel Bureau,
Electrical Division, Grounds Maintenance Division,
and Division of Storehouses. Seated, left to right:
James R. Doran, John Terry, H. D. Halverson, and


TRAINING


GROUPS


sell, George Poole, and Morris Weich. Other mem-
bers of this group who were absent when the picture
was taken are William Van Sielen and John Ward,


Joseph L. H. Demers. Standing: C. A. Dubbs,
Training Officer in charge of the classes, Boyd M.
Bevington and W. R. Lindsay. A. I. Bauman, an-
other member of this group, was absent when the
picture was taken.


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THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


February 6,1953


PACIFIC

GARDEN


EVERGREEN


CLUB


LARGE


ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP
The Pacific Evergreen Garden Club,
which meets monthly in La Boca, is dedi-
cated to the beautification of individual
gardens and the planting, cultivation and
preservation of trees, shrubs and flowers
for the benefit of the entire community.
It is one of the newest organizations in
the La Boca community, having been
organized last September, but has a large
and enthusiastic membership that proves
it a healthy youngster.
The roster now lists 104 members of
the Club, compared with the membership
of 87 when the group was organized.
Enthusiasm for the Club's activities
was evidenced in November when a
crowd of several thousand turned out for
the first flower show held at Pacific
Clubhouse.
There is only one requisite for mem-
bership in the Club and that requirement
leaves plenty of room for the recruitment
of many more members, one of the aims
expressed by officers for the future of the
organization.
Members Completed Classes
Members must have completed one of
the classes in flower arrangement which
have been given during the past year by
Mrs. Charles P. ("Pat") Morgan. She
has held three classes in La Boca so far
and each had about 90 members.
Several present members of the Garden
Club have attended all of the classes
given in La Boca.
In the course of the flower arrangement
classes, Mrs. Morgan enlivened the inter-
est in plants and flowers and provided the
encouragement that resulted in the forma-
tion of the Pacific Evergreen Garden
Club. In view of the enthusiasm for
plants and flowers she encouraged or
developed in those in her classes, it is not
surprising that she was named an honor-
ary board member when the club was
organized.
Other honorary members of the Club
are Mrs. R. K. Morris, who assisted Mrs.
Morgan in the flower arrangement classes
in La Boca; and Mrs. Lemuel B. Shirley,
Honorary President, wife of Archdeacon
Shirley, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Panama and formerly of St.


MRS. CHARLES P. "PAT" MORGAN, whose
classes in flower arrangement resulted in the forma-
tion of the Pacific Evergreen Garden Club, is shown
here with officers of the organization. Mrs. Morgan
is an honorary board member. Lsft to right, front
row: Mrs. Frank S. Wason, President; Mrs. Cornelius
Lefevre, Treasurer, who works in the
hardware section of the Ancon Commis-
sary, and won first prize at the flower
show in the fruit and vegetable arrange-
ments; and Mrs. Isaac W. Ingleton of
La Boca, Chaplain, whose husband works
for the Oil Handling Plant.
Officers of the Club took all top honors
at the flower show with only two excep-
tions: Mrs. Steve Sinclair of Panama, who
won first prize for arrangements of dry


Retired Pilot Expands
Story of Canal Island

Additional light on one of the Canal
Zone's oldest legends has been brought
in a letter to THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
from Capt. A. R. McDaniel, retired
pilot whose Canal service began in 1909.
The legend, referred to briefly in the
January 1952 issue of THE REVIEW, has
to do with a near-international inci-
dent brought about when a British
flag was planted on an island which
suddenly appeared in Gaillard Cut not
long after the Canal was opened.
From Southern Pines, North Caro-
lina, Captain McDaniel writes:
"Tommy Doran, a dipper tender,
from his elevated seat in the boom of


Lambert, First Vice President; and Mrs. James
Ferguson, Treasurer. Back row: Mrs. Allan Walker,
Second Vice President; Mrs. Eric A. Greene, Assist-
ant Secretary; Mrs. Herbert W. McKenzie, Recording
Secretary; Mrs. Isaac W. Ingleton, Chaplain; and
Mrs. Morgan.
and exotic plants, and Mrs. Leon
Headley, whose husband is an employee
of the Motor Transportation Division in
Gamboa, who won the first prize in
arrangements for special occasions.
Committees Show Club Functions
Special committees of the organization
illustrate some of the functions of the


Club.
Mrs. Ernest Robertson, whose husband
is manager of the Paraiso Clubhouse,
heads the committee in charge of the
exchange of plants among members of
the Club.
Mrs. Wilfred Fraser of Panama, whose
husband works at Fort Gulick, heads the
committee of the Club in charge of garden


tours. The first of
to become a series o
members' gardens wa
her of Mrs. Morgan's
Highway.
The second in the
garden tours was a
"open house" for Cl
home of Mrs. Waso


organization.
Miss Amy


what are expected
f monthly visits to
s a tour in Novem-
gardens on Gaillard

proposed series of
New Year's Day
ub members at the
n, President of the


Webley of


Panama,


works at the La Boca Clubhouse, heads





February 6, 1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


Canal Shipping Heads


Toward New


For


Fiscal


Principal commodities shipped through Canal
(All figures in long tons)
Figures in parentheses in 1938 and 1952 columns indicate


Records


Year


relative positions in those years
ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC


1953


Shipping through the Panama Canal,
which has been breaking records steadily
for some time now, is headed for another
new record this fiscal year if the present
volume continues.
A total of 336 more commercial vessels,
large and small, went through the Canal
during the second quarter of fiscal year
1953 than in the corresponding quarter of
fiscal year 1952. For the first two quarters
this fiscal year 3,597 large (300 tons or
over) commercial vessels have transited,
compared to 3,065 for the first two quarters
in fiscal year 1952.
Tolls are correspondingly high. For the
first two quarters of 1953 a total of $15,575,-
000 has been collected, as compared to
$12,902,000 for the same period in 1952.
Statistics just released by the Manage-
ment Division indicate a number of interest-
ming trends in Canal shipping.
Intercoastal Traffic Up
Although intercoastal shipping is still
considerably lower than in fiscal year 1938,
last normal pre-World War II year, it is
again on the increase.
During the quarter just concluded, there
were 65 more large commercial transits in
the intercoastal trade than during the
corresponding period in fiscal year 1952.
Other main trade routes which also show
a marked increase are those between the
United States East Coast and South Amer-
ica, the United States East Coast and the
Far East, and the route between Europe
and the United States and Canadian
West Coast.
Some decline in traffic appears this past
quarter, as compared to fiscal year 1952,
in the following routes: United States East
Coast to Central America, United States
East Coast to Australasia, and between
Europe and Australasia.
The United States continues to hold the
No. 1 spot as the nation whose flag transits
the Canal most frequently. Great Britain
and Norway follow, in that order, as they
did in the corresponding period last year
and in the first quarter this year.
Panamanian-registered ships moved into
the No. 4 spot, with Honduran vessels,
which had been fourth, moving back to
No. 5.
German Shipping Increases


Commodity


Mineral oils....
Coal and Coke -
Manufacturers of
Sugar ........
Phosphates ..
Paper and paper
Machinery..
Sulphur_......
Automobiles ..---
Raw cotton ..
Tinplate----....--
Cement ...


iron and steel


products


Canned food products . .
Ammonium compounds _ -
Ores, various--- --------
All others --------.-. ---


Total .......


Second Quarter-Fiscal Year


1,155
679
405
177
100
88
81
72
64
63
59
46
34
13
9
1.278


1952
909,773 (1)
410,689 (2)
381,639 (3)
124,311 (4)
187,657 (4)
107,185 (5)
70,287 (8)
68,856 (7)
97,693 (6)
98,985 (10)
67,395 (12)
57,850 (9)
26,810 (21)
30,964 (18)
7,109 (28)
952,169
3,599,372


2,286,400


PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC

Second Quarter, Fiscal Year
Commodity
1953 1952 1938
Ores, various_ -----883,220 936,585 (1) . 524,191 (3)
Lumber -------864,238 829,215 (2) 671,973 (2)
Wheat - ---792,428 413,053 (3) 217,658 (7)
Canned food products__ -- 340,142 285,351 (5) 303,166 (6)
Nitrate- ......--- ------- - 330,603 370,334 (4) 306,890 (5)
Bananas -----------220,649 182,532 (7) 4,911 (29)
Metals, various -- --- 195,835 204,389 (8) 179,591 (8)
Sugar - ---------179,513 158,607 (6) 302,617 (4)
Refrigerated food products (ex-
cept fresh fruit) -----126,844 95,533 (9) 64,079(10)
Mineral oils -- ------------ - 86,715 166,515 (10) 665,884 (1)
Copra ......----- 63,065 66,016 (13) 33,454 (18)
Coffee--.... . --- 55,107 44,176 (14) 33,884 (16)
Dried fruit ---------------- 49,481 38,963 (17) 120,664 (12)
Raw cotton- ------48,714 38,368 (16) 32,369 (20)
Scrap metal------- .--- 32,769 7,517 (33) 1,928 (*)
All others.---. -- -------- 583,290 779,083 920,582
Total- -------------4,852,613 4,616,237 4,383,841

MONTHLY COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC AND TOLLS
Vessels of 300 tons net or over
By fiscal years


'- i n-_


STATISTICS ON CANAL TRAFFIC
For the purpose of comparison between pre-war and post-war traffic through the Panama Canal, statistics for
the fiscal year 1938 are used in this section, as being more nearly normal for peace time than those for 1939.





THE PANAMA


CANAL REVIEW


February 6, 1953


FEBRUARY


7th-Track Foreman No.
B & B Shops.
8th-Sheetmetal Workers,
house, 9:30 a. m.
Plumbers No. 606, Balboa
9:30 a. m.
9th-Machinists No. 699,
Margarita, 7:30 p. nm.
American Legion Post 1,


2741, Balboa
Balboa Club-
a Lodge Hall,


K.of


C. Hall.,


Legion Home,


7:30 p. m.
10th-Pipefitters, Margarita C
7:30 p. m.
Electrical Workers No. 39
Memorial, 7:30 p. m.
VFW Post 100, Old Boy Scout
Cristobal, 7:30 p. m.
American Legion Post 7, Fort
7:30 p. m.
Legion Auxiliary Unit 1,
Legion Home, 7:30 p. m.
llth-Carpenters and Joiners
Lodge Hall, 7:30 p. m.
Pacific Civic Council, Boar
Administration Building, 7:30


lubhouse


Building,
Clayton,

Balboa
, Balboa

d Room,
p. m.


American Legion Post 2, Legion
Home, Old Cristobal.
13th-Blacksmiths No. 400, Boilermak-
ers Nos. 463 and 471, K. of C. Hall,
Margarita, 7:30 p. m.
15th-CLU-MTC, Balboa Lodge Hall,
8:30 a. m.
16th-Electrical Workers No. 677, Gatun
Masonic Temple, 7:30 p. m.
Truckdrivers, Balboa Lodge Hall, 7:30
p. m.


17th-Operating E
K. of C. Hall, M<
Machinists No. 81
7:30 p. m.
18th-Teachers No.
Balboa High Sch
AFGE No. 14, Ba


engineers No. 595,
margarita, 7 p. m.
1, Balboa Lodge Hall,
227, General Library,
ool, 7 p. m.
lboa Clubhouse, 7:30


p. Im.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3,
Gatun Legion Home, 7:30 p. m.
19th-American Legion Auxiliary Unit
6, Gamboa Legion Hall, 7:30 p. m.
22d-Machinists No. 699, K. of C. Hall,
Margarita, 7:30 p. m.
23d-VFW Auxiliary, Post 3822 Home,
7:30 p. m.
24th-Operating Engineers No. 595,
Balboa Lodge Hall, 7 p. m.
American Legion Post 7, Fort Clay-
ton, 7:30 p. m.
25th-Governor - Employee Conference,
Board Room, Administration Building,
2p.m.
VFW Post 100, Old Boy Scout Building,
Cristobal, 7:30 p. m.


American
Legion
p. m.


Legion Auxiliary Unit 2,
Home, Old Cristobal, 7:30


MARCH
1st-VFW Post 3857, Cristobal Veterans
Club, 9 a. m.


2d-Postal Employees No. 23160, Bal-
boa Lodge Hall, 7:30 p. m.


Pedro Miguel Civic Council,
Church, 7 p. m.
Cristobal-Margarita Civic Cot
Margarita Clubhouse, 7:30 p. m.
VFW Post 727, Fort Clayton, 7:30
VFWPost 3822, Curundu Road, 7:3(
American Legion Post 3, Gatun L
Hall, 7:30 p. nm.
3d-Meatcutters and Butchers
121, Officers' Home, 7:30 p. m.
Teachers, No. 228, Auditorium, C
bal High School, 3:30 p. m.
Gamboa Civic Council, Comm
Center, 7:30 p. m.
Gatun Civic Council, Gatun
house, 7:30 p. m.
Machinists No. 811, Balboa Lodge
7:30 p. m.
4th-VFW Post 40, Wirz Men
7:30 p. m.


Union
uncil,

p. m.
0 p.m.
region


risto-
unity

Club-
Hall,

orial,


Isthmian Nurses Association, Build-
ing 283, Gorgas Hospital, 8 p. m.
5th-Carpenters and Joiners No. 667,
Margarita Clubhouse, 7:30 p. m.
Marine Engineers, Jewish Welfare
Board, 7 p. m.


6th-American Legion Post 6,
Legion Home, 7:30 p. m.


PROMOTIONS


Gamboa


AND


TRANSFERS


December 15 through January 15
The following list contains the names of
those U. S.-rate employees who were trans-
ferred from one division to another (unless
the change is Administrative) or from one
type of work to another. It does not con-
tain within-grade promotions or regradings.
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Alan C. Gillespie from Guard, Pacific
Locks, to Postal Clerk, Postal Service.
Mrs. Evelyn M. Taylor from Substitute
Teacher to Kindergarten Assistant, Schools
Division.
Mrs. Beatrice M. Rhyne from Clerk-
Typist, License Section, to Clerk-Stenog-
rapher, Office of the Civil Affairs Director.
Lyon J. Hoard from File Clerk, Record
Section, Administrative Branch, to Postal
Clerk, Postal Service.
Robert L. Jordan # 2 from Heavy Truck
Driver, Motor Transportation Division, to
Fireman, Fire Division.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BUREAU
Mrs. Ellen E. Bailey from Property and
Supply Clerk, Record Section, Administra-


. , . . -I


n.


tive Branch,
Division.


to Clerk-Typist,


Housing


OFFICE OF COMPTROLLER


Chiquita


C. Cassibry,


Clerk-


Typist, from Terminals Division to Typist,
Office of the Comptroller.
John N. Walker, III from Postal Clerk,
Postal Service, to Cash Accounting Clerk
Accounting Division.
Mrs. Frances A. Hunter from Clerk-
Typist, Contract and Inspection Division,
to Clerk-Stenographer, Plant Inventory and
Appraisal Branch.
Charles L. Nix from Contract Assistant,
Contract and Inspection Division, to Valu-
ation Engineer Plant Inventory and Ap-
praisal Branch.
Mrs. Margaret M. Janssen from
Clerk-Typist, Accounting Division, to Clerk
Stenographer, Management Division.
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
BUREAU
Samuel B. Mauldin from Powerhouse
Operator-Dispatcher to Power Dispatcher,
Electrical Division.
Augustus R. Kam from Civil Engineer-
ing Aid, Engineering Division, to Contract
Assistant, Contract and Inspection Division.
Chester R. Boltz from Wireman to
Distribution Foreman, Electrical Division.
William A. Muller from Apprentice
Wireman to Wireman, Electrical Division.
Miss Maria I. Uribe from Typist,
Engineering Division, to Clerk-Typist,
Contract and Inspection Division.

HEALTH BUREAU
Miss Annie L. Allnutt, Dental Hygien-
ist, from Gorgas Hospital, to Pacific Dental
Clinics.
MARINE BUREAU
Victor L. Sanger from Junior Fcrenan,
Ferry Service, to Tractor-Bulldozer Oper-
ator, Dl)redging Division.
John F. Martin, Guard, from Atlantic
to Pacific Locks.
Maurice F. Dunn from Towboat Master
to Senior Towboat Master, Navigation
Division.
Frank D. Harris from Master (Taboga)
to Maintenance Superintendent (Chief,
Aids to Navigation Section).
Charles F. Brown and Heyward A.
Shingler, Lock Operator (Wireman), from
Atlantic to Pacific Locks.
Abe L. Lincoln from Rigger to Lock
Overhaul Foreman, Locks Division.
Carl R. Meissner from Life Guard,
Physical Education and Recreation Branch,
Schools Division, to Checker, Locks Divi-
sion.
RAILROAD AND TERMINALS BUREAU
Mrs. Zulu Lee Smith, Clerk-Typist,
from Electrical Division to Terminals Divi-
sion.
Mrs. Louise K. Allen, from Accounting
Clerk, Printing Plant, to Clerk-Typist,
Terminals Division.
Charles E. Chase from Heavy Truck
Driver, Motor Transportation Division, to


THIS MONTH'S CALENDAR


,s *






February 6, 1953


THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW


ANNIVERSARIES

Employees who observed important anni-
versaries during the month of January are
listed alphabetically below. The number
of years includes all Government service
with the Canal or other agencies. Those
with continuous service with the Canal are
indicated with (*).
41 YEARS
Gregor Gramlich, Dipper Dredge Mas-
ter, Dredging Division.
35 YEARS
Capt. Lucien A. Skeels, Panama Canal
Pilot, Navigation Division.
25 YEARS
Ruth E. Creasy, Elementary School
Principal, Diablo Heights, Schools Division.
Lela M. Holden, Elementary Teacher,
Balboa, Schools Division.
John A. Knox, Lock Operator-Machin-
ist, Locks Division.
20 YEARS
George T. Darnall, Jr., Hydrographic
Engineer, Dredging Division.
Wilmer L. Downing, Payroll Clerk,
Finance Bureau.
Richard W. Fuller, Voucher Examiner,
Finance Bureau.
Capt. William C. Hearon, Panama
Canal Pilot, Navigation Division.
Carl W. Hoffmeyer, Postal Clerk,
Postal, Customs, and Immigration Divi-
sion.
Noble A. Phillips, Sheetmetal Worker,
Industrial Bureau.
Christian S. Skeie, Sanitation Inspec-
tor, Health Bureau.
Frank D. Spencer, Hydrographic En-
gineer, Dredging Division.
15 YEARS
Edward M. Altman, Magistrate, Bal-
boa Magistrate's Court.
Clarence L. Dimmick, Service Mechan-
ic and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Mechanic, Commissary Division.
Russell E. Hileman, Housing Manager,
Pedro Miguel, Housing Division.
Douglas Jordan, Bricklayer and Boiler-
maker, Industrial Bureau.
Ernest P. Muzzio, Construction In-
spector (Plumbing), Contracts and Inspec-
tion Division.


Employees who retired at the end of
January, their birthplaces, titles, length of
service at retirement, and their future
addresses are:
Melville L. Booz, Pennsylvania; Cash
Accounting Clerk, Office of the Comptroller;
26 years, 5 months, 12 days; address
uncertain.
John T. O'Donnell, Pennsylvania;
Civ;! n.norinrlncr AiM M;antsn~anr- fl ;t;-


CANAL TRANSITS-COMMERCIAL AND U. S. GOVERNMENT

Second Quarter-Fiscal Year
*^<<^^<+yA�lllllllllllllllllllllllll..~llllQ u ^^^T*T arIllllllllllllllllllll^l�^T�te rllllllllllc alllllllIIII^ \v~~^ V^


Commercial vessels:
Ocean-going . . ... .... ... ..

*Sm all � - . . ...... . ...

Total commercial ...... ...
**U. S. Government vessels:
Ocean-going _
*Sm all . . . . . . . . . . ..

Total commercial and U. S. Government_


1953


Atlantic
to
Pacific

956

134

1,090

174

43

1,307


Pacific
to
Atlantic

964

136
1,100

84

52

1,236


1952


Total


1,920
270
2,190


258

95*

2,543


Total


1,596
258

1,854


152

84

2,090


1938

Total


1,335
236

1,571
:.:+:+:+:+1 :+4 :::1111I.I I .I IIl ... . i*: .. | u|||_


*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.

Canal commercial traffic by nationality of vessels


Nationality


Argentine
Brazilian . . . .
British . . ..
Chilean . .. .
Chinese.....
Colombian ..
Costa Rican ..
Danish . ...
Ecuadorean ..
Finnish. ..
French ...
German .....
Greek-..
Honduran
Hungarian ...
Iceland .. .
Irish.. . .- . .
Italian ..... ..
Japanese ..
Liberian
Mexican .
Moroccan ------
Netherlands .
Nicaraguan ..
Norwegian ...
Panamanian ..
Peruvian . --
Philippine . . ..
Portuguese ...
Soviet t... .
Spanish ..
Swedish.
Swiss ......
United States .
Venezuelan ...
Yugoslavian ..
T'A**.**


Second Quarter-Fiscal Year


Num-
ber of
transit

2


34
1


1 1
3
8
3


11
49
3
584
16

4.


Tons of
cargo


4,270


153,249
55,900
238,848
141.777


8
178
496
198
15
10
144


53,471
170,340
25,687
3,422,199
20.074


fl 01< o�CA


Num-
ber of
transits


2


Tons of
cargo


434
3,070
89,716
154,169
67.049


861,976
491,110
1,986
40,216
11,656


25
168
12
3,400
10


4 mr~fi 0 n ', r fra


Num-
ber of
transits


O


2


464

4
" " '4"


Tons of
cargo


447,720
6.127


163,965
384,808
82,437
869
13.235


05,t439

95,486
94,155
1.148


4,990

180.032


I t r/ ^ f\ \ a


RETIREMENTS IN

JANUARY


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THE PANAMA


CANAL REVIEW


February 6, 1953


Donor


Worries


To


As


His


"Seeing


Boxer


Eye"


School


Goes


new trainers.
Dog's Progress Reported
Then came a series of letters about
Gee's progress at the school.
"He is a handsome Boxer and appears
to have an ideal temperament," came the
first report from Seeing Eye on March
26, 1952. "Of course we can tell much
better about this after he is in training,
which will begin about 3 weeks from now.
In the meantime, he will have a romping
gay time with his canine companions and
get acclimated to his new home."
Later letters assured Mr. Reilly that
Gee was in perfect health, was a "healthy
happy fellow," and "showed promise of
becoming a very successful dog guide."
Training Started Early


THESE POTENTIAL SEEING EYE DOGS are
the pups, Duke, about to make contact with the
bones offered by his master, Charles E. Reilly, and
Crony, shown with her back to the camera. On the


No final grade from a c:
tion ever was awaited w
and apprehension than the
E. Reilly received while
donated to the blind was
"Seeing Eye School."


rucial examma-
ith more hope
reports Charles
the Boxer he
going through


By the time that dog, "Gee," had
made the grade and was graduated with
a new blind owner, Mr. Reilly, Chief
Accountant for the Commissary Division,
was training and worrying about the


potentialities of
candidates.
The present po
are 20-week-old


more


tential Seeinmg
"Crony" (


tentative
Eye dogs
'Gigolo's


Crona"), sister of "Gee" ("Gigolo's
Rubicon" AKC W-256367), and 18-
week-old "Duke" ("Lustig Duke"), half
brother of the successful candidate.
Mr. Reilly has already told The Seeing
*--> . O. * ,� ** It *1


right is the Reillys' pet Boxer, Pippin, who sired these
pups and the Boxer, Gee, donated to The Seeing Eye
and recently graduated from guide dog training with
a new, blind owner.

through our separation."
Only German Shepherds are taken at
some of the training centers and are
in the majority at The Seeing Eye, where
some Boxers and Labrador Retrievers
are also used.
The requirements of the training cen-
ters only heighten the little anxieties
inherent in the ownership of fine dogs-
which resemble more than anything else
the pangs of parenthood.
In the case of his personal pet Boxer
"Gigolo" ("Pippin"), who sired the
other pups, Mr. Reilly worried and wrote
to kennel clubs about the dog's "ignoble
timidity." Boxers are supposed to be
fearless, but Gigolo just went away when
threatened by other dogs-even those
that were only about a fourth as big as he.
Gigolo disposed of that worry when he


There were more reports from Morris-
town that Gee was doing well and was
such a mature dog for his age that he was
put in training a little ahead of the usual
schedule of starting training at about 14
weeks and also so he would have no time
to brood or get upset.
Then came the bad and upsetting news
that Gee was not in condition to meet his
sightless, future owner. He had devel-
oped bad hookworms, "which may pos-
sibly be a common problem among dogs
in the Canal Zone," Seeing Eye explained.
So Mr. Reilly wrote Seeing Eye more
of Gee's veterinary history and suggested
using hexylresorcinol pills after the dog
had been without food for 24 hours-if
they had not already been tried. That
was in July and at the end of August both
Mr. Reilly and Seeing Eye were hoping
that Gee would make the grade.
Finally on December 2 came the long-
awaited word that Gee was graduated
and had left the school with his new
sightless master.
"To observe Gee and his young master
working together," Seeing Eye wrote
Mr. Reilly, "one would think they had
been together for years. The young man
wanted a Boxer and I could not possibly
express in written words his joy and feel-
ing of great pride in having handsome


Gee for his dog guide.
"I feel confident everything will go
smoothly for them and that they will
have many years of happiness and har-
mony in their life together."
Outcome Worth The Worry
Apparently that news was worth all
the worry since Mr. Reilly has offered to
go through the same thing with more of
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