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REGARDLESS of what else happens, the 28 Canal Zone Boy Scouts
who attend the National Jamboree at Colorado Springs this summer
shouldn't have anly trouble finding their campsite.
Even if their maps and compasses fail them, the Canal Zone Scouts
will have a super-duper archway marking their camp area.
On a recent Saturday some of the Canal Zone Scouts who will attend
the Jamboree went through a dry run and erected the big marker on
the Prado. Thus the picture on the front of this issue of THE REVIE1V.
The lucky boys posing in front of the archway will be among the
more than 50,000 Scouts from all over the United States and foreign
lands who will participate in the outdoor adventure known as the
National Jamboree on July 22-28. The Jamboree site will be a 2,000
acre ranch facing the Air Force Academy. "Jamboree City" will be
subdivided like Levittown. It will have 38 sectional camps, each con-
taining 34 units of approximately 40 boys and leaders. Each of the
38 "villages" will have a population of 1,400 Scouts as well as its own
health lodge, water supply, shower baths, and commissary.
Attending biannual National Jamborees and creating good will away
from home is not a new experience for Canal Zone Scouts. Two years
ago the late Balboa Scoutmaster, Bill Taylor, led the Canal Zone Scout
contingent to the National Jamboree at Valley Forge.
Canal Zone Scouts making the Jamboree trip also will take side trips
that will include sightseeing at Dallas, Kansas City and New Orleans,
visit an auto assembly plant, ghost town and other things of interest,
and spend time at. the famous Scout ranch at Philmont, New Mexico.
Posing in front of the arch, left to right, are front row: Billy Acheson,
Harry Foster, Bill Catron, David Dowell, and Will Arey; second row:
Peter Denton, Philip Ferguson, Roger Swaine, John Wise, and Llewel-
lyn Zent; third row: Rance Papcun, David Warren, Andy Jacobson,
James Bay, and George Thompson; rear row: Bob Widell, David
Stewart, Harry Munyon, and Richard Carpenter. Leading the Scouts
will be Lt. Clifton Hi. D~eringer (rear, left) and Sgt. Louis G. Blakely,
Others making the trip but not present for the picture are Douglas
Major, Johnnie Lee Parker, John Sanborn, Christopher Wrenn, Glenn
Price, ]Kenneth Phillips, Philip Barrett, Mike Hollen, and Joe Kincaid.
Around and About
Boy Scout Jamboree
Health Insurance .
Housing Riegullations ..
New Lau~nch .
Personnel Bureau .
Promotions and Transfers
Purchases in Panama
W. E. POTTER, Governor-President
ELEANOR ATCILHENNY, Editor
LV~CLON Y, ~euL~ar Jven r WBr & V W L V EUNICE RICHARD and TomI B
WILLIAM G. AREY, JR' Official Panama Canal Company Publication Editorial Assistants
ma Canal Iniformation Officer Published Monthly At Balboa Heights, C. Z.
Printed at the Printing Plant, Moulnt Hope, Canal Zone
On sale at all Panama Canal Service Centers, Retail Stores, and The Tivoli Guest House for 10 days after publication date at 5 cents each.
Subscriptions, $1 a year; mail and back copies, 10 cents each.
Postal money orders made payable to thle Plalnma Canal Company should be mailed to Editor, The Panama Canal Review, Balboa Heights, C. Z.
JUNE 3, 190R
Policy on assignments
and residence in Zone
clarified in revised
THE FIRST general revision since 1954 of
regulations governing the assignment,
occupancy, and rental of employees
living quarters was approved by Gov-
ernor Potter last month just before his
departure for the United States. The
revisions to the regulations have been
under study for several months. The
Civic Council had requested changes
which would clarify the matter of ar~bi-
trary or official assignments.
While some sections of the regula-
tions are identical with those issued
previously and others are a rewording of
former sections, there are several new
and important changes.
For the first time, the housing regula-
tions state clearly that residence in the
Canal Zone is not mandatory for em-
ployees of the Company-Government,
except for those who have been specifi-
cally directed by the Governor-Pres-
ident to live within the Zone.
The regulations also, for the first time,
set forth the basic long-range policy of
the Company-Government. They pro-
vide that living quarters are to be avail-
able in the Canal Zone to: (1) All
United States citizen employees, includ-
i;ng dependents, in positions normally
fildby recruitment in the United
States; (2) a limited number of non-
U.S. citizen hard core employees, in-
cluding dependents, occupying posi-
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEwV 3
tions normally filled by local recruit-
ment; and (3) persons in other cate-
gories entitled to reside in the Canal
Zone who may, from time to time,
obtain assignments to quarters. The
latter category includes, among others,
employees of the District Court, clergy-
men, and contractors working in the
The new regulations also, for the first
time, clarify what were once known
variously as "arbitrary" or "official" as-
signments, and limit the area and
numbers of quarters for such assign-
They provide for four classes of hous-
ing assignments in U.S.-quarters areas.
The first of these are regular assign-
ments, made -on the basis of service
credits. Only those persons who have
family status, as defined by the regula-
tions, are eligible for regular assign-
ment to family quarters. In addition,
preference for assignment to all four-
bedroom and certain three-bedroom
quarters shall be ''- gwen to 'families of
five or more persons-the employee and
four or more dependents, and to families
of four persons, consisting of an em-
ployee, his wife, and two children of
opposite sex, one of whom is over 10
years of age.
The second category for quarters as-
signments is that known as "official." In
this category are the Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor-Vice President; Bureau Directors
and Staff Hleads of the Office of the Gov-
ernor-President; Assistant Bureau Di-
rectors-that is, the second position in
each Bureau; and Division Chiefs.
Under the third category are the
"special assignments." These will go to
Port Captains and Chiefs of Services inl
the Canal Zone hospitals; officials of the
United States District Court appointed
by the President of the United States,
the Assistant U.S. District Attorney and
the two Canal Zone Magistrates; Canal
Zone Government doctors, dentists, and
veterinarians not included in higher cat-
egories; tour-of-duty personnel not in-
cluded in higher categories; Canal Zone
Government hospital residents and in-
ternes; and separate cases approved by
Official and special assignments will
be limited to 204 quarters, located in:
Balboa Hleights, Ancon, Herrick Heights
and the Corozal Hospital grounds; Coco
Solo, France Fiield and Margarita;
Gamboa-but for the Chief of the
Dredging Division and a Health Bureau
doctor only; and at Gatun-but for the
Superintendent of the Atlantic Locks
and one Health Bureau doctor only;"
All other housing will be open for
regular assignment, based on service.
No official assignments, for instance, will
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mako one last trip aboard her.
When the Budget Committee of the Panama Canal's Board
of Directors met here early in May, they decided that the
P'orras would have to go. They felt that an outlay of half to a
quartcr-milion dollars, to put the 33-year-old vessel into safe
operating condition was not warranted.
They ordered an investigation into the possibility of obtain-
ing a vessel to replace her. This replacement must be able to
accommodate up to 500 persons and would be used, as the
Porras has been, primarily to haul tourists, Panamanian and
Canal Zone school children, and other groups on a sightseeing
trip through the Cut.
As if she knew that this dry season would be the last of her
18 years in the Canal Service, the Porras and her master, Capt.
C. S. McCormack, did themselves proud this year. Altogether,
during the fiscal year, they made 90 round trips, carrying
12,500 passengers, while such experts as Fred deVi. Sill, Fred
Berest, and R. J. Byrne explained the wonders of the waterway
to those aboard.
4 JUNE 3, 1960
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ON APRmI 19, from Augusta, Ca., Pres-
ident ]Eisenhower announced a nine-
point program of benefits designed to
improve relations between the United
States and Panama. Of these, several
applied directly to the Company-Gov-
Today, a little over six weeks later,
what is the status of these?
Last week paychecks containing a 10
percent salary increase were issued to
8,863 unskilled and semi-skilled work-
ers, and to 245 teachers and school
officers in the Canal Zone's Latin Amer-
ican schools. The new pay rates not only
provide an immediate payroll mocrease
totalling approximately $1,300,000 per
year, but also free some 1,000 em~
ployees from a frozen status and make
them eligible for future pay raises-
Preliminary examinations have been
given to a large number of Panama-
nian applicants for the expanded ap-
prentice program, in which 25 appren-
ticeships are to be opened to young men
who have the necessary qualifications.
The trades in which the apprenticeships
will be offered have been announced
and appointments will be made by
Ground has been broken for the first
12 replacement housing units in the
Canal Zone and bids opened on the: con-
struction of these. Plans call for the con-
struction of 100 such units during each
of the next four coming fiscal years, and
88 for the fifth year.
Specifications have been issued and
bids will be opened about August 15 on
a new 30-inch gravity main which, with
other improvements now being made,
will supply Panama's water needs until
at least 1968. New water rates have
been announced for the Republic.
The Company-Government is sup-
porting legislation to increase cash relief
payments to non-citizen employees, and
a continuing review of security positions
is under way.
His wide g~rin shows how Lionel Best, who
works in the Balboa section of the Printing
Plant, feels about the pay raise he received
last week. H-e was one of almost 9,000
Canal employees who got larger paychecks.
With former Gov. G. E. Edgerton at the
bulldozer controls, ground was broken on
May 2 for the first 12 of the new houses.
JUNE 3, 1960
WHEN YOu see- a trimly-garbed ward attendant at Coco
Solo Hospital or a nursing assistant at Gorgas Hospital, it's
a pretty safe bet that the uniform he or she is wearing has
come from the Republic of Panama. Some of the patients
at Corozal Hospital wear daytime clothing manufactured
in Panama; hospital nightgowns also come from Panama.
These are some of the out-of-the ordinary purchases made
in the Republic each month and are part of the direct
benefits from the Company-Government organization.
In April alone, the Supply Division purchased 48 pairs
of uniform trousers from Sastreria Sudirez, and 40 pairs of
trousers, 40 shirts and 24 coveralls fromn.the Fabrica Na-
cional de Uniformes. The two purchases totalled $570.72.
Another regular purchase by the Supply Division is that
of two by-products from Panama's leading industries. These
are blackstrap molasses, used by Mindi Dairy at the rate
of 3,000 gallons a month, and brewers grain, of which the
dairy uses 60,000 pounds a month. The molasses is a by-
product of Panama's dairies, the brewers grain a by-product
of the National Brewery.
The molasses is sprinkled on grass in the feed trays as
an added touch to the dairy cattle diet. The grain, in the
form of mash, is hauled across the Isthmus in a special
mash trailer, four to five times a week and is served warm
in two daily feedings.
In April, direct benefits to Panama from the Company-
Government totalled $2,513,485.89. This included the
$2,073,381.20 paid to non-U.S. citizens for the three pay
periods ending in April; the $292,071.69 value of the 11
contracts let to local firms during the month; and expendi-
tures by the Supply Division of $143,033. A tabular report
of the Supply Division purchases follows:
1. Food Products: Valule
a. Meats: Native Beef and Sausage Pro-
ducts. ... $44,683
b. Seafood: Fish, Lobster, Shrimp.. .. 3,319
Twenty-five apprenticeships will be available for qualified Pan-
amanians this year. Above, R. L. Seeley interviews some of them.
Coffee..... ......... .........
Vegetables and Fruit in Season. ..
d. Dairy: Eggs and Milk Products. .
e. Bakery: Bread and Rolls. ....
f. Others: Brewers Grain and Black-
strap Molasses............... ~
g. Sugar. ........ .~ ~ ~~
2. Beverages: Beers and Soda Water. ..
3. Tobacco Products. .......... ~
4. Toilet Articles: Mouthwashes, Lotions, Co-
lognes, Ointments, and Pomades. ... .
5. Batteries "Tasco".
6. Gases, Acetylene, Oxygen, Hlydrogen, Cook-
mng......... ~~~~ ~ ~
7. Building Materials:
a. Forest Products. .. . .. .. .~~~ .
b. Cement.. ........~~ ~ ~
c. Sand. . . ...... ~ .~~
d. Paints, etc...... .. .. . .. .. .
et. Miscellaneous Building Materials. .. .
8. Miscellaneous Goods for resale: Plantain
Chips, Sport Shirts, Post Cards, Brooms.
'9. Miscellaneous Use Items: Visqueen Bags,
Plastic Bags, Uniforms, Dry Ice. ..
Total Consumer Goods. .. .. .. .
10. Services. ......... ..~~~
Grand Total. . .. . . . .. .
Gladys Urena teaches first grade at the Santa Cruz school. She was
one of 245 teachers in the Latin American schools who benefitted
from the salary increase recently, which was one of the nine points.
THIE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
CANAL ZONE POlice and ROTC cadets formed honor
guards in Balboa and Cristobal for Governor and Mrs.
Potter when they left the Canal Zlone May 21. The picture
above was taken at Balboa. Mrs. Potter was saying her
final farewell; the Governor will be back this month
before his term expires June 30.
MEMBERS Of the Budget Committee of The Panama Canal
Company's Board of Directors, who met here late in
April and early last month, will return this month to
complete a study of the budget for Fiscal Year 1962. As-
sistant Secretary of the Army George H. Roderick, chair-
man of the Board of Directors who was unable to attend
]Health. Bureau to have
COL. ERLING S. FUGELso, Hospital Comm-
manderr and Post Surgeon at Fort Mc-
Pherson, Ga., has been appointed to
succeed Col. Thomas G. Faison as Di-
rector of the Health Bureau. The
change of directors will take place late
Colonel Faison has been assigned to
Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. where
he will be Hospital Commander and
Post Surgeon pending his retirement.
He had held this post prior to his ap-
pointment to the Canal Zone inl July
1958. He first served here as Director
of Gorgas Hospital and was appointed
Health Director in December 1958.
After his retirement, he expects to live
in the Fort Jackson area.
Colonel Fugelso, a native of North
Dakota, took his undergraduate work at
the University of North Dakota and his
medical studies at the University of
Nebraska. He has been in the Medical
Corps since 1933.
During World War II he was sta-
tioned in England and participated in
the planning phase for the European
Col. Thomas G. Faison
invasion. He was Hospitalization and
Evacuation Officer for the First Army
Surgeon's Office for the landing in Nor-
mandy and later was in command of the
Fifth Evacuation Hospital. During the
occupation of Germany he commanded
Col. Erling S. Fugelso
the 280th Station Hospital. Other over-
seas posts have included duty in Alaska.
He will be accompanied to the Canal
Zone by his wife and their youngest
son, who will enter his junior year in
JUNE 3, 1960
the first session, is expected to be here for the June meet-
ings, tentatively scheduled for June 27-28.
A SMALL BOAT ramp which will enable Pacific siders to
launch their craft directly from trailers into the Canal is
now under construction on the east bank of the Canal
near the Dredging Division Dock at Diablo Heights.
Completion date for the contract, held by Bildon, Inc., is
July 19. The ramp was requested by the Civic Councils
as a public service.
A. LARGE number of lantern slides of the construction of
Gatun Locks and other early Canal Zone scenes has been
presented to the Canal Zone Library-Museum by J. F.
Houston, of Erlanger, Ky. Mr. Erlanger worked with the
Isth~mian Canlal Commission from 1905 to 1913. The slides
were made by his uncle, also a construction-day em-
ployee. The slides are now at the Library-Museum for
review and preserving.
3UNE 25 will be Canal Zone Day in Dixie-~or rather at
Dixi ex III, the Dixie Philatelic Exhibition in Birming-
ham, Ala. On Canal Zone Day, current Canal Zone stamps
in all denominations will be available at the convention
headquarters, together with a special cachet honoring
Dr. William. C. Gorgas, who was born in Alabama. In the
Canal Zone a special postmark will be applied to all
philatelic covers received on June 25.
A group of specialists makes up the staff of the Panama Canal Company's Personnel Director.
more, the Personnel Bureau has as-
sembled a staff of men and women who
have been especially trained in the
comparatively new field -of personnel
work. At the end of the last fiscal year,
the Personnel Bureau, whose 66 em-
ployees make it the smallest of anly
numerically in the Company-Govern-
ment organization, had only one em-
ployee for every 207 in the entire force,
an exceptionally small percentage com-
paredl to Government: agencies in the
They include men and women who
are skilled in analyzing the job assign-
ments for the Canal force, others whose
specialities are classification--who de-
cide on the basis of U.S. Civil Service
standards just how much any given job
is worth in rating and wages, others who
have spent years in the training field,
and still others who are adept at hand-
ling the thousands and thousands of
records and statistics which are a part
of today's personnel work.
Some of these Personnel people, and
the jobs they do, are shown on the fol-
FROM TH-E MOMENT an individual de-
cides that he would like to become a
part of the Company-Government or-
ganization or the Company-Govern-
ment decides they'd like to employ him
-until the time, an average of 32 years
later, whien he does his last day's work,
everyone working for the Panamha Canal
force is the business of the Personnel
The Personnel Bureau hires him, wel-
comes him, bri-fs him, processes him.
It fits him into his proper place in the
organization, adjusts his salary period-
ically through in-grade or wage board
raises, moves him to better paid- jobs as
his job knowledge, skill, and responsi-
bility increase, and finally speeds him
on his way toward retirement.
In between, it listens to his troubles,
personal and official, records any change
in his marital or family status, honors
him for his years of service, rewards him
with special ratings for exceptional per-
formance, and trains him to handle his
job better and help those under him
improve their work.
To do all of these things, and many
Members of the Personnel Bureau staff in
the photograph above are, by the numbers:
1. L. B. Burnam, Training Offieer; 2. Mrs.
Margaret Murphy, Salary and Wage Ana-
lyst; 3. Robert Van Wagner, Employee
Services Offieer; 4. Mrs. Lorraine Loga,
Secretary; 5. Edward A. Doolan, Personnel
Director; 6. Mrs. Nina Jenkins, Budget
Officer and Clerical Assistant; 7. Gordon
M. Frick, Chief, Employment and Utiliza-
tion Division; 8. Dr. Daniel J. Paolucci,
Assistant to Personnel Director; and 9.
John Oster, Chief, Wage and Classification
THE PANAMA CANAL 11EVIEW
UT?1I LIHZ AT ION\
WHEN President Eisenhower. announced
a nine-point program of benefits for
Panama six weeks or so ago, the all-
woman staff of the Personnel Records
Branch of the Employment and Utiliza-
tion Division took a collective deep
breath, sharpened their pencils, and
went to work.
Three days later, they had supplied
the Payroll Branch of the Comptroller's
Office with the data needed to change
pay cards so that every unskilled or
semi-skilled employee on the Company-
Government rolls, as well as every
teacher in the Latin American schools,
would have a pay raise in the check he
received the week of May 23.
In the meantime they had checked
the service cards of close to 9,000 men
and women, listed each one of them. by
units on long mimeographed sheets,
and sent out individual notices to others.
Although the number of employees
concerned was higher than that with
which the Records Branch usually has
to deal, it goes through a similar proce-
dure every time the wage board em-
ployees have a salary change or the
classified employees get a pay raise. In
fact, every change of rating, job, or pay
is handled through this branch. During
the past fiscal year,, for example, there
were 15,933 such personnel actions, in-
dividual or en masse.
Allthough much of E&U s job is paper
work of some kind or other-4,143 job
applications received, "791. new : em-
ployees processed, 560 transfer applica-
tions handled, 2,022 pieces of corres-
pondence--including certificates of em-
ployment and letters to employees who
are in debt or who are failing to support
their families-answered-all in the last
fiscal year--there is much more to its
The Division arranges for annual
physical examinations for those in posi-
tions requiring them. It administers four
insurance programs and is now provid-
ing information on which U.S. em-
ployees can enroll in additional health
benefit programs. Its people discuss
with employees or their families, their
creditors or their ministers, personal
problems which may effect personal or
job situations. It handles grievance pro-
ceedings in the higher stages, and
through its Retirement unit deals with
all retirements and all Disability Relief
And it keeps records. Its files hold an
individual card and file for each of the
approximately 13,000 Canal employees.
In addition there are the records of each
employee who has retired within the
previous year and index cards on every
former employee of the organization
-44 file drawers full of them.
Mrs. Nye Norris, who is the sole Personnel
Bureau employee on the Atlantic Side,
greets two newcomers, Captain and Mrs.
R. G. Plummer, arriving by Panama Line.
Frank D. Naughton, an employment coun-
sellor, interviews an applicant for an ap-
prentice opening. Conferences with future
employees are a major part of his work*
The job of explaining the health benefits
insurance program falls on the shoulders of
Robert Van Wagner, who was recently
appointed Employee Services Officer.
JUNE 3, 1960
Lists of employees arranged chronological-
ly or just about any personnel data is
available from IBM machines which Mer-
cedes Borrell and Clara de Striem operate.
Invaluable and irreplaceable information
on past and present employees fills many
drawers in the Personnel Bureau files. Mar-
forie Engel, at desk, heads this section.
This gives an idea of the paper work for
the Personnel Records Branch when a large
group of employees gets a raise. From left:
June Stevenson, Martha McGee, Olga
Johnston, Evelyn Farbman, Barbara Kelly,
Kathyleen Miller, and Dorothy Webb.
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
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Position classifiers get around in the course of their work. Here
William Kilgallen, who handles Marine Bureau studies, interviews
launch operator Earle Johnson on the job as A. C. Mullenox listens.
WAGE AND CLASSIFICATION, One of the major divisions of
the Personnel Bureau, does just exactly what its title says
--it surveys jobs and classifies them to a grade or pay level,
which in turn sets the wage or "price."
And it does this not only in th~e Canal Zone, but also
in the Washington, Haiti, and New York Offies of The
Panama Canal Company. The only positions in the entire
organization with which it is not concerned are those
held by the men and women who staff the Panama Line's
Ancon and Cristobal.
Even before the Employment and Utilization Division
hires a new employee, W~age and Classification has de-
cided what his job title and classification will be, and the
rate of pay he will receive.
The way it goes about this is actually quite simple but
there are many employees in the Canal organization who
do not, or do not choose to, understand how its peoplle
"Just wshat does that position classifier know about but-
chering?"-or baking, or candlestick making, as the case
may be-is one of the questions most frequently asked
and asked, sometimes, of the classifier in person.
Before any of the Division's nine Position Classifiers,
each of whom is assigned to a separate Bureau, starts oult
Position classifier Rufus Lovelady is responsible for job studies in
the Transportation and Terminals Bureau. Above, he discusses his
job with a supervisory checker working on the piers at Cristobal.
JUNE .3, 1960
C LA SSI FI CATI ON
Anna H. Pruitt is the position classifier for the Health Bureau.
H-ere, at the Gorgas Hospital pharmacy, she talks with Efrain
Escalona and Alexander Egudin during: a recent job analysis.
on a job classification study, he has behind him several
years of study, some of it in college in personnel admin-
istration courses, some of it gained on the job, and some
of it obtained through what amounts to post-graduate
courses in personnel classification offered in the United
States by the Armed Services.
Each classifier is armed with a set of standards. Those
standards for what used to be termed "classified" and are
now known as "non-manual" positions are established by
the Civil Service Commission in Washington.
TThe standards for crafts positions are based on those
set up by the United States Navy for its Navy yards. Some
standards, for jobs which are peculiar to the Canal Zone
-such as those of towing locomotive operator or lock-
master, for instance, have been specially tailored by the
Canal's Personnel Bureau.
Each~ position classifier must know the standards for
each job he or she studies-and the on-the-job surveys
they conduct are apt to take them almost anywhere in
the Canal Zone or the States. After he reads an employee's
job description and watches him at work, the classifier
discusses the job with the person concerned and then sees
how closely it tallies with the standards which have been
Much of the WT&C Division's paperwork is handled by Ellen
F. Husum, clerk-typist, and Betty Boyer, supervisory per-
sonnel clerk. With them is Robert A. Stevens, position classifier.
As job analyst assigned to the Supply and Community Service Bu-
reau, position classifier Maurice Kelleher has Summit Gardens on
his beat. Here he talks with JosQ G. Santana, a tractor operator.
set up for that particular position. If the job-holder's re-
sponsibilities or skill are more than the standards his job
calls for, he is apt to be moved into a higher rating, if
they do not meet these standards, his position is apt to be
what is known in personnel parlance as downgraded.
Each job of the over 13,000 in the Canal organization
is subject to re-study periodically. The Division calls this
a "cyclic audit."
For non-manual employees, the salary of each job is
related to that set by Congress for classified employees.
Wages for manual employees are based on the pay level
system adopted by the Navy shipyards in the United
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THE THUl~NIc.. OFFICE Of thne Personnel Bureau is a sort of
School of Edulca;tio.n what used to be called a normal
school, for the Company-Government. It not only treadnes
--it calls this "conducting training classes"-but it also
teaches men and women to teach other men and women.
Thei three professional trainers of the Personnel Bu-
reau take to the cL~l~l~mrn;n a rule only when a sizable
numbel~r Iof Canal organization employees in two or more
bureaus make up the student body. They teach super-
visory development courses of various kinds, or give
courses in reading efficiency or written business commu-
But much more often, the trainers are busy teaching
specialist trainers, so to speak, to train. When a Bureau
needs a training officer of its own-like Fred W. Dahl in
the Suphply and Community Service Bureau -he Trainin
particular Bureau's special needs.
The Training Office, which is offici.al(\ know,\ n as th~e
Employee Development Office, als~... helps Bllreau Iar Di-
vision heads to select part-time trainel~rs from .anong ~lthir
own employees. It teaches these selcitedc emnployeest hlly\
to train others, it coaches, assists .Ind enlcou~rages. them
in their tasks, and when they have cowlnplted aI ha~ining
course helps them to determine just lumI~ muI.chI tin--y ha\e
During the past fiscal year, the T~ailrnS n Office: \Iuper- 1
vised or recorded more than a quartcr-millil-r ln man-h-ours
of training in the form of 11,541. manl-c..milrse in trarin-inq
courses given locally, and helped to arrn. lec. fo-r sp-c~ial
off-the-Isthmus training for a good many! o~ther~l eillplo ees
in specialized ~fields. All of which mea~-ns tlu~t ,I lot of
pople learned to do their jobs a lot h~e ttter th.an theyz! did ~
One of the prlincipa~l fu~ncti..n of~ the
Training Office, oft curs,llzr I?. tram!ing inl-
structors to train othe ~rs At thei left.
,Lloyd Murphy,.l En Emlloys..l D.:s~elop-
v ment Officer is instr u.ctingl uLclass o-f Ter-
--minals Division a nip~~lyies a\ hile lames .~
Barrett watches how\ It II donelt. Later
S Mr. Barrett him<. cIf \: 1I takhe. I- er the .
14 ~~At the far riglit, is .ano~the~r phlase of
the Training Off .il \\ on k. GootrgeFl 1 leto.
of the Transportaltllon sr~e tilcl of the Ad- i
ministrative Brariclh Is pllrl~l.-parang ticket f
for James C. Fi-lsts.l.1ll, I heas bo-ut to
take a special .df-the-1 ltlanusl1 cors.nTP
~s~L, Mr. Foster, of the. Eng~ines a Ing Dl.iSionl.
is en route to the ciia Hot~ se In~titu~te. aIn:
annual conferen~i c~. on mrin,- clorrosion
sponsored by -th~.. Int. a na~t/lionl Nic~kle
Company at Wight llt Br-ach, N.C.
Arrangements for the- 1IIou~~ re cere made
And at the immdc~iate- lilhlt. hits.
~~~~Blanca Davidsollnlll;; mak -sau sertion~
for a training room~l ;t thel traning~ center ~
with Wallace F. Ru~sson. Safett\ Repre- ~X
sentative of the Tlsanspon~ taitllon and Ter-
minals Bureau. ThI.. C'enlter~ is .l\ailable.:
to special groups. day.1 ,a1 night: arTRange-
ments may be mad-~.rl: to- bar ran7\ its''
equipment and tr ainingl aIidS for u.Se;
14 J UNE 3, 19a0
THE [a\~l\( ~ AR R~lEW 13
L.. B. B3urnlhaml. left whlose formall title is Emlplosee Dead\copment
O)at-es anld wrho heads the Train~ine Offue, an1d Fred 11'. D~ahl.
Traiiinine OIHtur for the supph\ andt CornInIIunilt\ SenCe\L Bureaui.
C\."nlineC. ahart w\hich1 shlow ho\w in~b inrt~uc~tionl na-- handled inl
stnuctors anl d fromt theie ins~tructolrs to the emplmeoect thenahelsr.
WHILE HOt a part of the Personnel Bureau, the Central Em-
ployment Office, above, plays an important part in personnel
operations in the Canal Zone. Established January 19, 1959, it
is the operating agency of the Canal Zone Civilian Policy Co-
ordinating Board (below) and performs what are known as
pre-employment functions for all U.S. Government agencies
in the Canal Zone.
Its biggest job to date wvas conversion of all employees to
the Merit System, the Canal Zone equivalent of Civil Service
status. The CEO, through examinations of various types, estab-
lishes registers for many types of work, ranging from jobs
as laborers to those in clerical positions.
Caribbean and Army alternate member; Gordon M. Frick,
Chief of the Canal Zone Employment and Utilization Division,
Canal Zone alternate member; Edward A. Doolan, Personnel
Director and Panama Canal Company-Canal Zone Govern-
ment member; Col. David B. Stone, J-1, Caribbean Command,
chairman of the Board; Mrs. Grace Roach, recorder for the
Board; Col. John D. Coffey, Caribbean Command alternate
member of the Board; Sa-Fair Henry, Industrial Relations
Officer and Navy observer; S. R. Davidson, Civrilian Personnel
Director and Navy alternate member; and Edmund S. Shaw,
Civilian Personnel Officer, Albrook Air Force Base and Air
Force alternate member.
THE CANAL ZONE Civilian Personnel Policy Coordinating
Board meets regularly to determine personnel policies for all
government agencies in the Canal Zone.
The chairman of the Board serves six months, and the chair-
manship alternates between the Caribbean Command and The
Panama Canal Company-Canal Zone Government.
Board membership has changed since the above picture was
taken at a recent meeting. From left, Robert J. Taylor, Director
of Civilian Personnel and Air Force member; Otto W. Hel-
merichs, Chief of the Central Employment Offi~ce; Miss Mary
E. Murphy, Acting Civilian Personnel Director for U.S. Army
16 JUN 3, 1980
Central Employment Office
Canal Zone Civilian Personnel Policy Coordinating Board
R. E. Pinkham
A CHANGE in command of the Railroad
Division is slated for this month when
John Burdakin, of the Transportation
Department of the Pennsylvania Rail-
road, moves into the position of Man-
ager for the Division. Hle succeeds R. E.
Pinkham, who has headed the Division
since August 1958.
Mr. Burdakin is due to take over his
new duties on June 23. He spent several
days here last month discussing railroad
operations and plans. He is a native of
If you're going to sign up for
ment. When he came to the Canal Zone
two years ago he left the position of
Superintendent of Equipment for the
Pennsylvania Railroad at Baltimore.
M/r. Burdakin is the third Pennsyl-
vania Railroad man to serve as Manager
of the Railroad Division in the Com-
pany- Government organization. The
first was George M. Smith, who was
Railroad Division M~anager from July
1957 to August 1958.
Change of command for
Quincy, Mass., and a graduate in Civil
Engineering from Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology. H~e has been with
the Pennsylvania Railroad since his
graduation from MIT in 1947. He
comes to the Canal Zone from Cincin-
Mr. Pinkham plans to leave the Canal
Zone by Panama Line June 18, five days
before his successor arrives. He will re-
turn to the Pennsylvania Railroad but
has not yet received his new assign-
a Health Benefit Plan
REGISTRATION FORMs on1 which every
eligible United States citizen emplye
of the Company-Governmentwiln-
dicate whether he wishes to enroll in
one of the various Health Benefit plans
were distributed throughout the organ-
ization last month-
All registrations must be completed
and on file in the Personnel Bureau by
June 30. Employees who do not register
before the end of this month will not
have another opportunity to enroll in a
Health Plan until October 1961, and
may not qualify to benefit from this
health insurance after retirement-
Every United States citizen employee
is eligible to select one of the plans,
with some exceptions including:
Th ose serving under an appointment
limited to one year or less;
Those whose employment is of un-
certain or temporary duration or those
employed intermittently for brief pe-
riods, or those who are expected to work
less than six months each year. This
provision would exclude student as-
sistants working during summer vaca-
tions, for instance.
Those holding temporary appoint-
ments in the Postal Field Service pend-
ing establishment of a register.
Those on part-time, when-actually-
employed, or intermittent status, having
no regular tour of duty.
Those whose salary, pay or compensa-
tion is $12 per year or less. There will
be few of these in the Company-Gov-
ernment organization. This group would
include those on the interpreters' roster,
called on infrequently to translate an
The final determination as to elig~i-
bility for the insurance programs will
be made by the Civil Service Commis-
Details of the four plans have already
been published. In brief, for the con-
venience of the readers of THLE REVIEW>
The IndemznitU Benefit Plan, with high
and low options. This plan reimburses
the insured individual for hospital, sur-
gical or medical bills which he has al-
ready paid. He fills out claim forms, at-
taches hospital bills and forwards them
to the nearest claim service office in the
The Employee Group Health Plan.
This was designed for employees of
the Company-Governlment using Canal
Zone hospitals. It is a service type plant,
i.e. the insurance company pays direct
to the hospital.
The Service Benefits Pala, with high
and low options. Although this is in-
tended as a service type plan in which
the insurance companypays direct to
the hospitals, it would have to be
treated as an indemnity plan in the
Canal Zone as there is no member hos-
AFGE Health Benefit Plan, with high
and low options. This plan is open only
to members of the American Federation
of Government Employees. It is an in-
demnity plant, with thn insurance com-
pany reimbursing the member for hos-
pital, surgical or medical bills which he
has already paid.
TRE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
THIS IS THE LASTHI MO3NTHI TO ENRPOLL
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ENGINEERING AND CON-
Engineering Survey d
Fie BDr itngLeader
Isaac W. Beech
ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH I
BP seene TrLaffic Clerk
CIVEL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Dale R. Meriwether
Richard J. Salvato
Jordan E. W~albridge
Maurice E. Muller
Lorenzo R. Banista
Sydney A. Smith
Leader Laborer Cleaner
OFFICE OF THE COMP-
Cornelia M. Wright ..
Carl M. Pajak
Ethel K. Askew ..
ENGINEERING AND CON-
Charles A. Behringer
General Estimates Engineer
Milton Horter, Jr.
Jo r torHForeman Electrician
Juan T. Flemings
Engineering Survey Aid
uH lpr Elcrician
C~a si t 2h lid Worker
Pastor Correa, Jr.
Helper Electrician Lineman
Cedric C. Treleave~n
Helper Refrigeration and Air
Henry N. Murrell
Highway Maintenance Labor
Stanley G. Nicholson
Helper Electrician Lineman
Manuel H. Vence
Henry G. Danzic
Joaquin L6pez A.
HelperElcrc L mn
HEALTH B E
Fred L. Wo n
James S. Yard
Clyde D. Bailey
Reginald M. Hayden
Accounts Maintenance Clerk
Morris R. Collins
Towboat or Ferry Chief
Mlarcos F. Rueda
Helper Office Machine
Charles V. Scheidegg
Lead Foreman Locks Contro
Ivy A. Sisnett
Marie A. Brownie
Sales Section Head
Ivan R. Evering
Leon H. Taitt
Millicent E. Weekes
William A. W~hittaker
Herbert E. E. St. Rose
Randolph J. Bryant
Ethlin J. Alston
Edna R. Furr
Cash Accounting Clerk Teller
Hyacinth C. Gayle
Edith C. Harper
Stanley A. Bartley
Tombs G adia E.
Celx erEA to Itive Mechanic
Rafael A. Vaughn
James D. Mikeal
Henry G. Ledgerwood
Manuel S. Aparicio
Joseph N. Chandler
High Lift Truck Operator
Eustace G. Mathews
Arturo G. L6pez
~er Helper Lock Operator
John B. Powell
Leopoldo O. Marshall
Carlos M. G6mez
James A. Weeks
James B. Ingram
C. V. Brathwaite
c pr Engineman
elper LcO rtr
Toolroom A dt
Mary H. oster
Jackson J. Pearce
Assistant H~ousingi Manager
Isadora O. Gittens
Joseph C. Hill
Stanlee R. Plips
Fernando A. Yip
Scrap Materials Sorter
Hilda F. Harriman
John W. Purvis
Lead Grounds Foreman
Doris M. Brown
lUlric S. Moore
JvUNE 3, 1960
CIVEL AFFAIRS BUREAU
George L. Cain
Com i Iintngla
April 15 through May 15
Mrs. Margaret O. Wong, to Nurse Super-
Mrs. Benedict M. Koranyi, from Substitute
Teacher, Division of Schools, to Die-
Coco Solo Hospital
Mrs. Betty L. Marshall, Clerk, from Hous-
ing Branch, Community Services Di-
Cecil D. Archbold, to Physical Therapy
George C. Worrell, Hospital Laborer, from
Division of Sanitation
Inocencio Leguia, JosB E. Sanguill~n, Be-
tildo Maltez, Ernesto Panezo, to Heavy
Pest Control Laborer.
Florencio Akins, from Heavy Cold Storage
Laborer, Maintenance Division, to Heavy
Pest Control Laborer.
Mrs. Bettie J. Hogan, to Clerk-Stenogra-
Burnell F. Dowler, William Kosan, from
Diesel Machinist Operator, Electrical
Division, to Marine Machinist.
Christopher C. Bennett, from Diesel Ma-
chinist Operator, Electrical Division, to
Elevator and Crane Inspector.
Hugh M. Thomas, Jr., from Diesel Mia-
chinist Operator, Electrical Division, to
Claudius Moulton, from Ship Worker, Ter-
minals Division, to Helper Machinist.
Berrold H. Hurdle, from Carpenter Helper,
Maintenance Division, to M~illman Help-
Hezekiah Richards, to Crane Hookman.
Roy A. Dudley, from Laborer, Mainte-
nance Division, to Machinist Helper.
Doaothy B. King, to fSecre 1 otve e-
chanic, Motor Transportation Division,
Julius A. Vaughn, Harold Irvin, from
Kitchen Attendant, Supply Division, to
Os ar Nee Id, Eugenre A Tckier from
Vernal A. McKay, from Utility Worker,
Supply Division, to Laborer.
William Hi. Henderson, from Electrician,
Electrical Division, to Lock Operator
JosB A. Reyes B., to Cement Finisher.
Edward R. McDonald, Julian T. Brath-
waite, George A. Salmon, Carlos Me-
16loerz,H ipriano Mor~n, to Lock Op-
JosQ Su~rez R., from Dock Worker, Ter-
minals Division, to Laborer.
Justo E. Jaslin, Laborer, from Division of
Cyril J. Myers, from Guard, Terminals Di-
vision, to Laborer.
EMlPLOYEEs who were promoted or
transferred between April 15 and May
15 are listed below. Within-grade pro-
motions and job reclassifications are not
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Mrs. Aie M. Turner, to Librarian, Library
Clemente Ara B., to Detention Guard, Po-
Division of Schools
Mr. es .ColeMr.Dore S
MFra3kes, MBs Conliei MrsVan Coett, to
Elementary-Secondary School Teacher.
Martha Lawrence, Elvira Jordan, Emelmna
Hurley, to Junior High Teacher, Latin
Patricia E. Headley, Albertina Henlon B.>
Gladys D. Urefia, Ivonne M. Frederick,
Yvonne A. Crooks, Millicent T. Fred-
ericks, to Elementary Teacher, Latin
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
Mrs. Cordellia B. Hall, to Stenographic and
Typing Unit Supervisor, Accounting Di-
Mrs. Shirley H. Barca, to Travel Expense
Claims Examiner, General Audit Di-
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
Frank W. Van H-orne, from Lock Operator
Iron Worker-Welder, Locks Division, to
Construction Inspector, Balboa Bridge
Contract and Inspection Division
W~illiam. H-. Will, to Construction Inspector.
Mrs. Shirley K. Finlason, to Supervisory
Robert F. Dunn, to Dipper Dredge Mate.
Charles L. Miller, from Lock Operator
Machmnist, to Hoisting and Portable En-
Hubert F. Smart, from Look Operator Elec-
Albr A.Loe toi ,e r IElet ician.
H-arry B. Clark, Accounting Clerk, from
Clarence E. Notyce, Bookkeeping Machine
Operator, from Industrial Division.
Anthony J. Kucikas, to Leader Joiner.
Camilo Calder6n, to General Helper.
Jack G. Lenneville, to Leader Pipefitter.
Joseph A. Husband, to L~eader Carnpdnter,
Ange i Hlerazo,ifrmm Laborer, I dustrial
Henry S. Steven, from Dock Wrorker, Ter-
minals Division, to Laborer.
Clarence R. Taht, Richard F. Daniel, Ed-
gar F. Daggett, John E. Ridge, Jr.,
Alfred J. Waldorf, James A. Van Dyke,
to Water System Controlman.
Euclid C. Jordan, Laborer, from Mainte-
Mrs. Bertha B. Brown, to Time and Leave
John E. Wallace, Jr., Dean K. Bruch,
Robert F. Rowe, Jr., to Probationary
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Felton L. Gill, Jr., to Clerk-Typist, Office
of General Manager.
Gerald H. Halsall, from Substitute Distri-
bution Clek Ps al Dtivision, to Housing
Frank E. Day, to Assistant Store Manager.
Edwin C. McIlvaine, from Supervisory Ac-
counting Clerk, Gorgas Hospital, to Ac-
counting Assistant, Ofice of General
Ernest F. Sandiford, to Sales Clerk.
Luther A. Caddie, Roy Elliott, Harold D.
Spencer, to Stock Control Clerk.
Marcel Seale, to Food Service Sales Check-
Ethel C. Yearwood, Mrs. Marcella W. At-
kinson, to Clerk-Typist.
Nicolasa B. de Vald6s, Clibice Boyce, to
Edwin S. Gayle, from Clerk Checker, Ter-
minals Division, to Clerk-Typist.
Reginald Haynes, Heavy Cold Storage
Laborer, from Maintenance Division.
Gregorio Bonilla, from. Dock Worker, Ter-
minals Division to Laborer, Community
Mrs. Enid M. Dignam, Dawson Jolley, to
Amado Rodriguez P., Henry J. Ford, to
Alfonso Berguido, from Laborer, Locks Di-
vision, to Meat Cutter Assistant.
Montoque Rogers, to Laborer Cleaner.
TRANSPORTATION AND TERMINALS
Donald A. Hause, to Leader Boilermaker.
Clement J. Moses, Richard A. Parkins, Fire-
men, from M~aintenance Division.
Jose iE. Fitrgerald, Estamislao Paredes, to
Jua sA. Loia, 1 omo Laboe TC ner, Di-
Burton J. Deveau, from Lock Operator Ma-
chinist, Locks Division, to Machinist.
Frank Gittens, to Hlelper Carman.
Motor Transportation Division
Frank Dyer, from Field Tractor Operator,
Maintenance Division, to Truck Driver.
Hector A. Richards, from Deckhand, Na-
Sid ation Di ision, totTucuko Me-e
Jose S.i ohn, from. Service Station Attend-
Dane Ge ald, Cecl St BoB n to ruto-
motive Me hanic.
(See Page 21)
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
which required that the knight had to
be hoisted on his horse by a derrick.
(Woe betide him if he fell off his horse
Modern day warfare has brought
about the light-weight bulletproof vest
and steel helmet. In sports we find the
baseball catcher with his wire cage face
mask, the batter with a protective liner
in his cap to protect him from getting
"beaned" by a wild pitch, and the foot-
ball star with his heavily-guarded
helmet and various body pads.
The most commonly used, yet most
frequently neglected type of equipment,
is the safety goggle which stands guard
against blindness. Eyesight is a precious
gift. The only time of t~he day wihen it
isn't in constant use is when we're sleep-
If you'd like to get an idea of how
important it is even in little things, try
lighting a cigarette with your eyes closed
(that is if you don't mind using up a
box or two of matches or lighting the
end of your nose instead).
Wear your goggles--you won't ever
be sorry you did.
PROTECTIVE clothing such as that worn
by a Section I employee while pouring
molten lead had its beginning in the
dawn of time when the cave man wore
heavy animal skins and furs to deflect
or absorb the impact of primitive mis-
siles. Down through the ages man has
always been concerned with protecting
his head and body. The passing of the
centuries has seen many developments
in this field-first in warfare and later in
sports and industry. One of the more
spectacular types for warfare was the
armor suit weighing 100 or more pounds
F-IRST A D
to the McClintic-Marshall Co. of Pitts-
burghi on their low bid of $5,375,000.
This was the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion's largest single order since the
beginning of the Canal work.
A new 20-inch suction dredge, bulilt
by the Ellicott Machinery Company of
Baltimore for use in the hydraulic fil
at Gatun Dam, arrived Amce 11, 1910,
in tow of the tulg "Tormentor."
25 Years Ago
A monI to eliminate all unwarranted ex-
emptions and require all ships to pay
tolls on their actual earning capacity
was under consideration by Congress
25 years ago.
As the month ended, the Panama For-
eign Office announced that the United
States had agreed to pay the $250,000
Canal annuity in gold. This woulld
amount to approximately $430,000 in
devaluated dollars. *
Members of the first graduating class
of the Canal Zone Junior College re-
ceived their diplomas, 25 years ago this
month. Speaker for the Commencement
exercises was Gov. J. L. Schley.
10 Years Ago
IN 1VASHINGTON 10 years ago this month
a special House of Representatives sub-
committee began hearings on a bill
which wYould modernize the Panama
Canal organization by, in effect, split-
ting it in two parts, the Panama Canal
Company and the Canal Zone Govern-
ment. In the Canal Zone the preliminary
reorganization for this move was under-
wa ter four. days of conferences with
Can~al officials, representatives of the
American Federation of Labor anz-
nounced that they believed a solution
had been reached to the Canal's labor
problem, the labor situation, thzey said,
heid caused "unrest and mzisundslrstand-
ing." One of the solutions involved a
new gTLrlricerna-handlllling pr'ocedurec.
One Y4Lear A go
THE CONTRACT for the substructure of
the new Balboa Bridlge was awarded a
year ago this month to the firms of
Fruin-Colnon International S.A. and-
Lebouef & Dougherty, Inc. on their low
bid of $2,943,9650.
JUNE 3, 1960
YEAR TO DATE
INJ URI ES
50 Years Ago
ALL excavation records at Culebra Cut
during the rainy season months were
broken in June, 50 years ago, when
1,305,141 cubic yards of material were
removed from the Canal prism. The
June figure, however, was still under the
all-time record of the previous March.
liecor~ds were also being set at Gatz
Locks where concrete laying passed the
h~alf-million yard mark on June 27,
1910. Three weeks earlier, workmen
had achieved a new daily record when
thzey poured 3,998 cubic yards in one
dlaU. The average hourly output of each
of the eight mixers on the job was abolt
53 cubic yards-
The contract for furnishing and erect-
ing 46 miter gates for the Canal looks
vias awarded 50 years ago this month
age and plan first aid training in all local
official Government agencies. This will
lead to more effective training than has
been possible when the responsibility
for such a program rested on one person.
Members of the new First Aid Com-
mittee: are: M. F. Miillard, Chairman;
Philip L. Dade, Chief, Civil Defense;
W. C. Dolan, Chief, Fire Division; W.
H. Smith, Chief, Safety Branch; L. J.
Meyers, American Red Cross Director
of Operations, Caribbean Area; and Dr.
Sydney B. Clark, Chief, Division of
Preventive Medicine and Quarantine
Medical Advisor. '
(Continued from page 3)
be made at Diablo Heights, and Los
Rios, and at Gatun or Gamnboa, except
for the four exceptions listed above.
Employees occupying quarters in
areas where official or special assign_
ments may be made will not be required
to vacate; they will be "grandfathered"
into their quarters until they choose to
The final section on assignments,
those governing provisional assignments
for contractors, clergymen, contract
dentists, etc., is unchanged.
In Latin American housing, quarters
will be provided for a limited number
of hard core em 10 ees and their de-
pendents. Employees other than those
in the hard-core category may transfer
to other quarters on the basis of service
credit and family size.
In the absence of qualifying appli-
cants based on family size, assignments
may be made to apartments with more
or less bedrooms than the family size
lAn assignment to family quarters in
eit er U.S. or Latin American com-
munities may be canceled for non-
payment of rent, may be modified or
canceled for violation of the housing
regulations, and an employee may be
evicted or "indecent or notoriously
disgraceful conduct" or because the oc-
cupant or his dependents have engaged
in contraband activities -
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW 2,1
Promotions and TransferS
(Continued from page 19)
PROMOTIONs which did not involve
changes of title follow:
Leslie M. Spencer, Systems Accountant,
Office of the Comptroller.
Mr .0 ElywositalM.Defernette, .Staff Nurse>
Mrs. Nita B. Hartman, Supervisory Ad-
ministrative Assistant, Contract and In-
Manuel Quintero R., Civil Engineer, En-
Hubert Ok-en, Electrical Engineer, En-
Ja i eeCin FsiorGeneral Engineer, En-
Allen Alexander, Information Specialist
Office of the Governor-President. '
Mrs. Katherine A. Lessiack, Clerk-Stenog.
rapher, Executive Planning Staff.
Miss Isabel T. Wood, Clerk-Stenographer,
Offce of the Comptroller.
Robert N. Bowen, Auditor, Office of the
M Co Mptrtha M. McGee, Clerk-Typist,
Employment and Utilization Division,
Mrs. Juamita F. Day, Accounting Assistant,
MrSup Dizbty sbon~ashburn, Clerk-Typist
Locks Division. *
Salvador Navas, Laborer, Maintenance Di-
Eric J. Salkey, Clerk, Dredging Division.
Joseph R. Alexander, Cargo Clerk, Ter-
Evlyn W. Brandt, Supervisory Administra-
tive Services Assistant, Industrial Divi-
Rusen. H. Blanchett, Clerk-Typist, Supply
Basil G. Coke, Clerk-Typist, Terminals Di-
H~orace M. Roberts, Clerk, Supply Division.
Alberto G6mez, Laborer, Supply Division,
HIGHI PRAISE for a cadre of first aid in-
structors, shown at the right, was ex-
pressed last month by Eugene Jones,
American Red Cross instructor from.
Mr. Jones came to the Canal Zone
especially to certify the class, which had
received extensive preliminary instruc-
tion from Mrs. Charlotte Kennedy,
American Red Cross Volunteer in-
structor, before its members took the
instructors' course under the direction
of Mr. Jones.
The cadre will start to organize clas-
ses, mainly within their own Bureaus, of
those employees who must know first
aid as their civil defense responsibility
in case of an emergency.
Another result of Mr. Jones's visit was
the formation of a Canal Zone First Aid
Committee which will sponsor, encour-
RET IR EMEN TS
RETIREMENT CertificateS were presented
at the end of May to the following em-
ployees who are listed alphabetically
below, together with their birthplaces,
positions, years of Canal service, and
their future addresses:
Mrs. Margaret D. Austin, Bonn, Germany;
Supervisor, Supply and Community Serv-
ice Division; 18 years, 3 months, 19
days; Fort Knox, Ky.
H~ubert N. Beckford, Colon, R.P.; Dock
Worker, Terminals Divisions 22 years,
11 months; Colon, R.P.
Willie Alexander Bowie, Panama, R.P.;
Laborer Cleaner, Supply Division; 17
years, 8 months, 19 days; Panama, R.P.
eis Fances G.h Cary,ac vlrse o n.;
Schools; 30 years, 3 months, 25 days;
Charles H. Crawford, Chester, S.C.; Su-
pervisory Personnel Assistant, Employ-
ment and Utilization Division; 20 years,
5 months, 19 days; undecided.
Juan Gualberto Fagette, Panama, R.P.;
Laborer, Coco Solo Hospital; 16 years, 3
months, 25 days; Colon, R.P.
Pedro A. Garcia, Colon, R.P.; Clerk, Ter-
minals Division; 34 years, 2 months, 24
days; Colon, R.P.
Mrs. Evelina L. H-arriott, Colon, R.P.;
Utility Worker, Supply Division; 25
years, 9 months, 27 days; Colon, R.P.
Dr. George B. Hudock, Sandy Run, Pa.
Chief Medical Officer, Corozal Hllprt II
15 years, 4 months, 11 days; PIttchu~rei..
Mis Rosalie Jones, Taylor, Tex.; Elemen-
tary School Teacher, Division of Schools;
32 years, 5 months; Dallas, Tex.
Domingo Pinilla, Arraijan, R. P.; Pipelayer,
Maintenance Division; 36 years, 5 days;
Charles A. Prentice, Nevis Island, B.W.I.
Helper Electrician, Electrical Division
30 years, 9 months, 10 days; Colon, R.P.
Ansford L. Rowe, West Morelatnd, Jamai-
ca; Helper Automotive Machinist; 13
years, 11 months, 22 days; Colon, R.P.
DaHi peTh mpsonpeClret, doonks Jmic
42 years, 8 months, 15 days, Calidonia:
Edwin C. Tompkins, Beacon, N.Y.; Dipper
Dredge Engineer, Dredging Division; 18
years, 6 months, 7 days; undecided.
Eleven months after the 40-foot Barracuda was nothing but a half-model, she took to the water for the first time.
Dante J. Cicchelli, shipfitter loftsman, instructs apprentices Raul Swalm,
'harles DeTore, and Billy Rankin in the pattern work on the Industrial Di-
iision's lofting floor. At right: Longitudinal planes made from templets are
:et into place at the boiler shop by Fred Trout and Ralph Morales, welders.
22 JUNE 3, 1960
W. J. Schnexnayder, ship joiner, made the
half models for the Canal's new launches.
form the launch hulls. In the meantime,
the sheet metal shop began building the
When hull and superstructure were
finished and fitted together temporarily,
they were then separated so that the
engine could be installed and the entire
hull sandblasted and painted with a
special anti-corrosive zinc coating. Fi-
nlally, the pilot house and cabin were
set in place permanently. Wiring and
sheathing were fitted, steering and en-
gine controls run, tanks and fuel system
hooked up and seats installed. When the
final painting was completed, she was
ready for launching.
MOn Mayli2, Barra uat was lower d
Division dock as Mrs. Geoffey Thomp-
son smashed a bottle of Burgundy across
her bow and gave her her name.
ZIPPrms around Limon Bay these days,
carrying pilots and boardling parties
from ship to ship and ship to shore, is
the handsome new launch Barracuda
--from stem to stern a product of the
Industrial Division's shops at Mount
HCope. She is the fastest pilot launch
ever built in the Canal Zone and the first
steel boat produced by the Industrial
Division in many years.
Forty feet long, she has a running
speed of 20 miles per hour and a capa-
city for 20 passengers. Like her sister
boat, which~ will be completed the end
of June, she has a rubber fender com-
pletely around the hull and an aluminum
superstructure. Her planing hull was
designed by Philip L. Rhodes, noted
A number of the shops had a hand in
designing and building the two laun-
ches, as the pictures on this page show.
The job also provided invaluable ex-
perience for apprentices assigned to the
Industrial Division. Under the direction
of an experienced shipfitter, they prod-
uced all of the wooden templets, or
patterns, from which the metal work
was done, and worked on all phases of
the actual building.
First step in the construction of the
two launches was the manufacture of
the half-model, which is a miniature
launch hull, cut in half vertically. The
model helped the apprentices as they
worked from design drawings, laying
out the lines on the loft floor.
By August, the boiler shop began to
duplicate the wooden patterns in metal
plates and to weld them together to
Beginning to look like a launch, the Barracuda is fitted for the pilot hou
deck under the direction of Cyrus Fields, master of the boiler and shiplitt
shops. Above: The superstructure is being tried out for placing. A complex
paint job with a special anti-corrosive zine coating was the launches' final ste
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW 23
A NE W LAUNCH
Moves frorn planning board to water under
many skilled hands at Industrial Division
TRANSITS BY OCEAN-GOING
VESSELS IN APRIL
Commercial. .. .. ... ... .. .. 830 902
U.S. Government. .. . ... .. 22 13
Total. .. .. .. .. .. . . .852 915
Commercial. .. .. $3,910,101 $4,205,200
U.S. Government. .. 90,053 57,111
Total. .. .. $4,000,154 $4,262,311
CARGO (long tons)
Commercial. .. .. 4,264,960 4,989,129
U.S. Government. 100,086 57,884
Total. . ... 4,365,046 5,047,013
*Includes tolls on all vessels, ocean-going and small
all and has a deadweight tonnage of
19,380. She is handled in the Canal
Zone by Esso Tankers, Inc-
Change of Face
THE FAMILIAR black hull on the Grace
Line's ships will soon become a thing of
the past, although the familiar green-
and-white stacks will remain unchang-
ed. One of the ships running' in the
Caribbean service has already been re-
painted, with a light gray replacing the
black on her hull, and a second is now
in the color change process.
It will be three to four months, how-
ever,' before Isthmians will see the new
paint job on the Santa ships which ply
the Canal regularly. The Line's local
agents are Panama Agencies.
AROUND THE WORLD service will be
inaugurated this month through the
Panama Canal by the Splosna Plouva
Line, of Piran, Yugoslavia, according to
an item in a recent issue of the Pacific
Shipper, W;lest Coast shipping weekly.
The service will be started with the
15,000 deadweight tonl Piran, which
will load on the West Coast early this
month, after her arrival fr-om. Japan,
where she was built.
From the West Coast she is sched-
uled for Mlediterranean, Adriatic, Near
East, Pakistan and Indian ports.
Piran is a motorship with her machin-
ery aft. One feature is a deep tank mid-
ships for carrying vegetable oil.
DUE THIS WEEKC on her maiden voyage
from Sweden was the Johnson Line's
new cargo-passenger ship Rosario, fifth
of her class to be built for the Line. She
is entering the Line's run between Scan-
dinavian ports and the west coast of
She is a sister ship of the Bulenos Aires
which runs regularly through the Canal
between Sweden and the United States
A distinctive feature of the ships of
this class of twin-screw vessels is that
they have four engines, instead of the
one or two commonly used in Diesel
craft. The ships have electro-magnetic
geared couplings to the propeller shafts
which enable them to run on any com-
bmnation of engines.
Primarily cargo vessels, with some
reefer space, they have limited passen-
ger accommodations. The Buenos Aires-
class craft gross 8494 tons and are 489
feet overall. They are represented lo-
cally by Panama Agencies.
WITH NEW Ships, or ships on their
maiden trip through the Panama Canal
arriving at the Canal Zone's terminal
ports at the rate of 85 per month, the
biggest news in shipping circles these
days concerns these new ships.
One of the unusual twists in the new.
ship line, according to admeasurers at
the port of Balboa, is the scarcity of new
Japanese flag vessels. Several months
ago ships of Japanese registry were ar-
riving at Balboa for their initial transit
at the average of four a month. Through
the middle of May, the admeasurers re-
ported, they had measured no ships of
this sort since February. Japanese-built
vessels continue to arrive, but they are
under other registry, indicating the pos-
sibility that Japanese shipyards are now
concentrating on manufacture for other
BIGGEST of these new Japanese-built
ships to transit the Canal within recent
weeks was the 42,800 deadweight-ton
tanker Idaho, launched by the Mitsubi-
shi Zosen shipyards in 1958. She was
northbound through the Canal last
week, en route in ballast from San Fran-
cisco to Tanura, in the Middle East,
which means that she will also transit
the Suez Canal on this voyage.
Her 102-foot 5-inch beam gave her
less than four feet of clearance on either
side in the Locks.
T~he Idaho is running for Texaco and
was handled here by the Texas Antilles,
THIE NEw Norwegian motorship Beduin,
a tanker chartered to the Panama TIra-
sport Company, made two trips through
the Panama Canal last month. On her
first southbound transit, May 4, she was
en route from Cartagena to Buenaven-
tura carrying gasoline, Diesel oil and
kerosene consigned to Esso Colombiana
She continued on to Talara and Cal-
Jao in Peru, and then headed back
through the Canal to Cartagena to pick
up her second load of petroleum pro-
ducts for Buenaventura. On her second
northbound trip through the Canal she
headed for Aruba for orders.
The latest type of motorship to come
out of Norwegian shipyards-B~eduin
was built in 1959--she is 557 feet over-
The new tanker Bedriin carried oil between
Colombian ports on her first Canal transit.
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