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George W. Goethals Chester Harding
Aid to Chile
Julian L. Schley
Mecriwrether L. 11 alker I-larry Burgess
Contracts this year .
Cut Widening .
New Paychecks .
Promotions and Transfers
Clarence S. Ridley
Glen E. Edgerton
Joseph C. Mehaffey
Supply and Community Service 9-16
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John S. Seybold
11'illiaml E. Potter
ELEANOR \ITILHEINNY, Eduatr
EUNICE RICHARD anid TCest BITIEL
W. A. CARTER, Govecrnor-Prreridcnt
JO~HN D). Alc rEi. RENhiY, Lieutenant Go*;:er nor
WILLIAM G. AREY, R.
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2 Jury~ 1. 1960
A Dozen Go~vernors
In This Issuie
Francis K. Newrcomer
Odticil Panama Canal rampany Publication
Pubhished Monhl) Al Balboa Hew~his. C. Z.
Prinld at thi Printingi Pla nt, .1!0ant H iyr, Canal Zore
MAJOR GENERAL WIILZIAM ARNOLD CARTER
WH[EN Maj, Gen. William Arnold Carter
raises his right hand tomolrorow and
swears to "well and faithfully discharge
the duties of the office on which I am
about to enter," he will become not only
the Canal Zone's thiirteenth Governor
but also the first Texan, the first red-
head, and the second Major General to
take that oath of office.
Four of his twelve predecessors be-
came Major Generals durin-g their tour
of office but only General Carter and
outgoing Gov. William E. Potter held
this rank at the time they were ap-
po~inltd as Governor.
The new~ Governor and Mrs. Carter
arti\ etonlight by plane from the United
States. They will be met at the airport
by Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. John
D. McEllheny, who will accompany
them to the Governor's House.
At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning,
United States District Judge Cuthrie F.
Crowe will administer the oath of office
in the big glass-walled office in the Ad-
ministration Building at Balboa Heights,
o\erlooking~ Balboa harbor and the
Pacifle end 8of the great waterwayI\ which
the new Governol r will operate. On
hand for the simple ceremlon\ will be
Mrs. Carter, members of the Gov;ernlor's
staff, representatives of the Armed
Forces, and the United States AJmbas-
sitdor to Panama.
IThe new Covernor wIill immnediately-
emnbark on a round of ofhcial acti\ity
which will be typical of the four y ears
he will spend at the helm of the Pan-
amaa Canal administration. There will
be offcial protocol calls to make and
recei\e. There w~ill be conferences with
the members of his new staff. On
Monday he wIill attend various com-
munit\ celebrations for the Fourth of
July, and the end of the wecek will see
him en route to \\'ashingtonl to attend
his first meeting w\ith the Board of Di-
lretors of the Panama Canal Company,
of which he is President.
What sort of man is this who wil
serve for the next four years as the
THIr PANALIA CANAL REVIEW
Golfing's his favorite outdoor relaxation. The new Governor and Mrs. Carter at a farewell party in the States.
Bell, whose .husband is, an Infantry
The new Governor takes his oath of
office just 53 years and five days after
he was born in Corsicana, Tex., 50O miles
or so southeast of Dallas. He went to
school in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississip-
pi and when he finished high school at-
Ate dihrkfi yerisP "Ol Miss," r tt
appointed to the United Stafes Military
Academy at West Point.
graduating in the class of 1930, he
chose the Corps of Engineers anid went
on to take a degree in Ci\ll Engineering
from the Uini\ersity of California. This
was followed by a year at the Army's
SEngineer School at Fort Belvoir.
During the early part of Wprild 11'ar
II, he was transferred from the. En
gineer School, where he was Chief of Ja
department, and sent to North Afric~a as
Engineer Executive Officer for head-
quarters of the~ Second; U.S. Army
Corp3s. A few months later he was made
Engmeler for the Corps, serving in this
Canal Zone's Governor and the Com-
Physically, he is of medium height-i
feet 9 inches tall--and rather slight of
build. He walks with a brisk stride and
carries himself with the military bearing
drilled into him, during his four years at
whl his you ger da He ws sm -
of the West Point gymn team and, `in
1930, Easterri Intercollegiate champion
on the side-horse. Lately .he ha~as put
this strenuous type of athletics aside in
favor of golf, which he' shoots in the
Daytimes he smokes a pipe, loaded
wNith Dill's Best tobacco, and in the
evenmngs switches .to cigaetswch
he smokes in a holder.
And, other than physically, what can
the Canal Zone expect from its new
He has a reputation for analyzing a
problem thoroughly, deciding on a prac-
tical solution, and then putting the solu-
tion into action with little wasted effort.
His associates say that he believes in
frankness, says what he means, and
means what he says.
Like many military men, he uses his
staff, although he does not hesitate to
contact the man in the field on opera-
tional aspc'tS of any situation.
V eic interested mii atviemb I
of the Cham~ber of Commerce. He is
interested in the history of his profess
sion arid is a mnembjer of the Newcomen
Society, a group formed in England in
1920, wNith an American chapter estab-
lished later, to study the history pf en-
gineering arid technologyy,
When he was a fledgling second lieu-
tenant, he met and married the daugh~ter
of an Army doctor. They will celebrate
their twenty-sixth wedding anniversary
July:7.. Mrs. Carter's father is retired
Gen. Edward L. Munson of the Army s
Medical Corps. The Carters have two
daughters. Mrs. C~harles Keller III, of
San Francisco, and Mrs. William R.
Jrris 3, 1960
Newr Govlernlor will
miles from theinMississippi delta town
of Ruleville where he spent part of his
The job was a big one, andc his ter-
ritory stretched hundreds of miles from
St., Louis to the mouth of the river.
Flood control, Iresour~ce conservation
anid na\ igation were his r~esponsibshty..
Here in the Can-al Zone he will have
a lot less miles of waterway to concern
himself about. Potential slides wil re-
place potential floods as something to
be la~jken into Ic~count. H-e w~ill find the
Panama C~anal's locks\ unliqueC inl his ex-
perience. His past fourl years have been.
interesting alnd challenging. It is~gen-
erally agreed that his next four years
w\ill be e\en more so.
capacity both in North Africa and
during thie action in- Sicily.
w\hen Cen. Omar Bradley organized
the Fisst U.S. Army in England. the
Canal Zonle's.new Governor went with
him. He served as Engineer of the First
Army until the end of the war in
Europe, and holds the Bronlze Star'
Merdal and the Distinguishe~d Ser v;ice
medal for his wrork. which inc~lud-d
planning and carr!ing out the eniginceer-
ing part of the Normand! in\asion. and
the bridge consbuctionl that supported
the Remage~n crossing.
Cetneral Carter served the concluding
months of World War llin1the Far East,
and retur-ned to the United States as
Executive Officer and Mrember of the
Engineer Board at Fort Belvoir. Assign-
ed to the Third Army, in Atlanlta, and
later to the Office of the Deputy Chief
of Staff for Logistics. he obtained in-
valuable experience inl supply and logis-
tics-which has to do w\ith the transport
anid suppl\ of men and materiel, getting
theml where they\ are needed at the time
they\ alre needed.
In earl\ 19555, he was ordered to
Japan" as Enginleer and later Assistant
Chief of Staff C-4 for the Army's Far
East forces, which were. reorganized
inlto thle U.S. Army Pacific.
SFor the 'past ,three yearss' General
Carter has been president of the' Mis-
sissippi Ri\er Commnissionl His head-
qualter.S was at Vicksburg, just 150
WHIEN Governor Carter moves into the:
big corner office on. the second Boor of
the A-dminisbation Building, he. will
have a ready-made, trim, and competent
staff already on hand in his outer office.
:Outer guard for the offces of the.
Governor and the Lieutenant Governor,
aire the two secretaries shown here
Mary Maguire, right, has been Secre-
tary to the GCovernor since 1953; Gov-
ernor Carter will be her third Governor-
boss. Born in the Canal Zone, she started
her Canal career during summlrer vaca-
tions. She was transferred to the Gov-
ernor's office from the posjt of Sc-iretary!
to the Executive Secretary.
Jean. Deerwester,1left, h~as been Secrei
tary to the Lieutenant Co\ernor for the
past three~ years. She comers from Stock-
ton, Calif., has been anl Isthmin-an for the
past eight years, and pr~eviously~ worked
in Personnel and for the Executi\e Plan-
The advenlt of women secretaries for
the Goe-rnor's office is a comlparatively
recent der elopmenrt. The first break in
anl all-ma~le outer guard camne only about
10 yeals ago when M~rs. Joyee Sebastian
was employed as Secretary for the Lieu-
hlary F. Malguire
THE PA NAMIA CANAL REVIEW
Th is fiscal year
Corrrnwrs totalling over $12 million
will be advertised for bid by the Pan-
ama Canal Company during the fiscal
year which begins today, according to
advance notices issued last month to
contractors, insurance and bonding com-
The total contract amount is con.
siderably smaller than some previous
years, prilc~ipallv because the list for
the coming fiscal year includes no bid-
ding on either Canal widening or bridge
projects. The next Canal widening con-
tract is not due until 1962 and all con-
tracts for the bridge have been let.
~he ajo cotrat t beawaded
durn gth fscal yetr ill bee that for
the construction of a new building at
Go gas Hospital and remodeling of
those existing buildings which are to be
retained. This contract will run around
Final designs and contract specifica-
tions for the modernization of Gorgas
Hospital, including the new building on
the site of the present low erl par'kin-g lot -
ar~e to be completed by December This
contract n ill be advertised about Jan-
uary, and the contract w\ill probably be
awarded by next April. Estimated com-
pletion time for the hospital moderniza-
tion is 30 months; the work should be
finished by September 1963.
Two of the five contracts to be ad-
vertised this year which will come in
the half-million to million dollar bracket
will concern the Panama Canal's looks
and both are indirectly connected with
the newv towing loc~omotivecs.
The First of these, to be ad\ertised
about Septemnber, wrill be a project to
raise the towing locomoti\e tracks in
the depr~essions w~here the- old emer-
gency dams had fitted. These depres-
sions vary from 9 to 15 feet in depth
and are between 200 and 250j feet long.
They' wrill be Finled w~ith reinforced con-
crete so that the towing locomotive
tracks in these sections will run flush
with the ~top of the lock walls. This
change~ will enable the Locks Division
to make better use of its cranes, im-
mobilized by the declisities which
carried the tracks under the bottom of
the emergency gates.
In December, the Companny plans to
ask.for bids on conversion of the towing
locomotive track system to 60-cycle
current. At the present time, this is the
only remaining 25-cycle current used in
the Canal Zone. The new towing loco-
motives, larger and speedier than their
predecessors, are designed for 60-cycle
.Also in the half-million, to million
dollar bracket is a contract to construct
100 housing units at Pedro Maiguet .re-
placement for substandard quarters~ for
non-U.S. citizen employees. Twelve
such apartments have already been
started. The contract for 100 apart-
ments, to be advertised in October, will
be the first of a four year program to
construct a total of 500 such apartments
-part of the nine-point program an-
nounced in ApriL by President Eisen-
Another contract in this same bracket
is that for the installation of the marine
traffic control system for dispatching
ships through the Canal. The last of the
five contracts.0f this size is a continua-
tion of the sewage disposal program on
the Pacific side of the Canal Zone--a
continuing project. The marine traffic
control system contract will be ad-
vertised in March; the sewage disposal
contract is slated for advertisement this
Scheduled for advertisement in March
is a contract which will come in the
quArter to, half-million dollar bracket.
This wrill involve, the construction of
turntables at the locks so that the new
towing locomotives can be switched
from one side of the locks to another.
The present tow\ing locomoti\es ha\e
cable fair leads on both sides and can
operate intrerhangeably. The. new tow-
ing locomotives will ha\e the cable fair
leads on one side only and r\ ill have to
be reversed if they aire to be transferred
from one side of the lock chamber to
A number of the contracts to be
awarded during the current fiscal year
have to do with improvements made
under the livability program. These will
include paying of basements, tiling, in-
stallation of jalousies, installation of
kitchen cabinets, hot water heaters and
laundry tubs, patio improvements, and
replacement of sinks.
These contracts vary in amount and
will be scattered throughout the year.
Included on this year's list of projects,
in varying amounts, and the scheduled
month for advertisement are: Air con-
ditioning of the Personnel Buildings,
Payroll Building and Treasurer s Ojf-
fice, all in Ancon--to be advertised mI
September; construction of various
playground and picnic areas--October,
widening of Andros Street and pa~rt of:
Turks Street in Rainbow City from nine
to 18 feet to accommodate two-way
traffc and pro\ide better access to the
area--November; modernization of the
lighting in the Balboa High School,
Rainbow City High School, Rainbow
City Elementary School, and Paraiso
Junior High School, part of a continuinS
program-November; additions and al-
terations to the Paraiso school plant,
preparatory to transferring the present
high school to the elementary-junior
high location and the elementary school
to the present high school building;-
November; air conditioning of the main
buildings cIf the Retail Store and the
B~albon Shoe Annex-December; air con-
ditioning seven classrooms at the Fort
Kobbe, Balboa, and Cocoli schools so
that they can be used, for visual educa-
tion-part of a continuing program-
December; modernization of the third
~floor of the Balboa Terminahs Building,
for improved efficiency and employees
$12, 0 0, 0 00
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L4 Boc.<'S STREETS are named and located in relation to
the islands of Panama Bay as they appear on. a map of the
area. Perlas Street is the main thoroughfare in La ]Boca,
and the streets to its right and left bear th~e names of
islands in the Bay in similar relation to the Perlas Island
group. Fishermen who know their islands will be able to
chart a course easily through the townsite.
ADoLPH VILLY Of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., will be in the Canal
Zone this month to instruct Supply Division Retail Store
and Service Center meat cutters in the latest techniques
in the preparation and merchandising of: meats. Mr. Wly
was associated, until recently, with the United States
Operation Mission to Panama and Costa Rica in connec-
tion with the Point Four program. He will spend about
six weeks in the Canal Zone.
THE CANAL ZONE S HOW oral surgeon at the Dental Service
and dental consultant to the Health Director, Maj. Corliss
J. Roll, is due to arrive on the Isthmus the latter part of
this month. Major Roll, a native of Hamnilton, Ohio, has
completed an oral surgery residence at W~alter Reed
General Hospital. He is married and has four children.
Major Roll replaces Lt. Col. Linus M. Edwiards, wh~o wvas
assigned to Fort Jackson, S.C.
IT'S RABIES VaccinatiOn and licensing time again for the
canine population in the Canal Zone. Rabies vaccinations
will be given and licenses issued starting July 18, as fol-
10ws: July 18, at the Margarita Elementary School; July
_ 20, CacoSok~Ellementary School; Jady.21,Jount-Hge
- StadibiffiT-ulj 22~ GatuT Fire Station; July 25 maboa
Aids to Navigation Station; July 27, Paraiso Scout Shack;
July 28 and 29, Balboa High School. The hours for rabies
vaccinations and licensing will be: 9 a.m. to 1 p~m., and
from 2:30 to 5 p~m.
BEFOR;E R capRCity CrOwd, the former dispensary at Pedro
Miguel was dedicated last month as the town's new com-
munity center. Most of the remodeling and reconditioning
of the building was done by the townspeople.
Above, Acting Governor John D. AlcElheny officily
opens the new center. From left: Personnel Direcftor
E. A. Doolan; Information Officer Will Arey; Seabert
Haynes, Vice President of the Rainbow City Council,
the Acting Governor; and Cecil Callender, President of
the Pedro Miguel Council.
Six of the crack bowlers on the Isthmus
joined forces recently as the "Panama and
Canal Zone Ambassadors" to represent this
part of the world at the 1960 American
Bowling Congress Tournament in Toledo,
From' left they are: Pepe Damian, Pan-
ama; Andy Fistonich, Panamna; Richard
Soyster, Canal Zones Mac Lane, Canal
Zone; Rolly Gliechmnan, Panama; and
Robert Balcer, Canal Zone.
The Isthmian team was one of three from
outside the continental United States at
the tournament. The other two were from
Alaska and Saudi Arabia.
When this issue of THE REVIEW went
to press, final scores had not been received.
As the tourament is conducted, each team
bowls its nine games, competing by score
against the other entrants.
Top bowler of the Isthmian team was
Mir. Damian. who averaged 185-190 at the
Toledo mleet. In the doubles, he and Mr.
Bakecr finished in the top third of the con-
TH-E PAN.OAhl CANAL REVIEW
VYOftl, KnOWIng ,
Students at WCork
Schoomner, and G. T. Dye, seem to have her snowed under
--but it was strictly for picture purposes.
At right, Pete Janowitz, also a Balboa High School graduate,
is working with a transit on the line of sight stationstfor the
microwave relay system.
This year, for the first time, only high school graduates were
eligible for the summer vacation jobs.
INSIDE, outside, everywhere in the Canal Zone these days one
encounters young people at work. They are the student as-
sistants, 110 strong, who are spending their summer vacations
in jobs of various sorts.
Dorothy Folse, above, a Balboa High School graduate, is in
the budget section of the Supply Division. Her fellow workers,
Elizabeth Coleman, Hammer Cook, Edwin McIlvaine, N. M.
Good Chec~k Artist
WHEw you get your new type paycheck next month, take
a good look at it. Hubert Johnson, left, staff illustrator in
the Oftece of the Comptroller, did the art work including
the freehand drawing of the intricate scrollwork around
The new paycheck is a prepunched IBM check-pre-
pared on National Cash Register machines for eventual
mechanical reconciliation on IBM.
To the general public there is not much effect in the
change to the new checks. The difference is internal. After
this, there will be only two series 0f checks, instead of
the previous four. This will mean simplification in sorting
One series, light greeri in color, will be drawn on the
First National City Bank of New York. The other series,
light blue, will be drawn on the Chase Manhattan Bank.
Checks are drawn on alternate banks on alternate pay-
With the new check, the reconciliation can be done by
machine, instead of by hand. What currently occupied
some time nearly every day will now be done by machine
once a month. The new IBM sorter will handle the cards
at the rate of 1.000 per minute. W~hen the cards are ar-
ranged in decks the printer can produce a. list of out-
standing checks by number and amount at a rate of 150~
Hubert Johnson, draftsman for the Accounting Division. did the
sc~rollwork on the new pa!ehecks which will be issued next month.
JULY 1, 1960
The sailfish on the wall is an unofficial member of the Suppl~y and Community Service Bureau staff.*
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
ALL PANAMANIAN children, aliid a good
many American youngsters in the Canal
Zone, growN up singing a little nurety
rhyme called Los Pollitos. Its simple
words and catchy tune tell of a mother
hen wNho feeds her chicks when they
are hungry, and shelters them under
A formal description of the activities
of the Supply and Community Service
Bureau would take half a page. A short,
if over-simplified, summary would be
that the Bureau does ~exactly what the
mother lien in Los Pollitos does--pro-
vides food and shelter. In the Bureau's
case this is for the families who directly
or indirectly help to operate the Panama
There are a lot of processes in this
mother hen business: Storage; ware-
housing; distribution and sales; scrap
processing; housing and the care of
grounds; administration of public build-
ings; operation of restaurants, theaters,
bowling alleys, and the Tivoli Guest
House; maintenance of parks and ceme-
teries; and the -outdoor housekeeping
for the Canal Zone communities.
With so many jobs to be done, the
another hen needs a lot of helpers. At
'the end of the last fiscal year, the Bu-
reau's force totalled 2,764 men and
women, only 263 of whom were United
States citizens. The Bureau has a larger
proportion of non-U.S. citizen em-
ployees than any in the entire Company-
Wvay back when, when the Isthmian
Canal Commission opened its first com-
missaries, the dry goods supply con-
sisted of needles and pins, black and
white thread, and tinbleached muslin.
Today Zonians can obtain most of their
needs in the retail stores. When the
Canal Zone was young, there were
people living in tents. Today, obsolete
housing is rapidly being replaced by
The Supply and Community Service
Bureau handles its operations in a plant
wh-ich ranges from the antique to the
most modern. Its most venerable build-
ing, the center part of the Balboa Serv-
ice Center, dates back to 1907 when it
was a clubhouse at the construction day
town of Empire. Its newest structure is
the Coco Solo Retail Store and Service
Center, combined in a building re-
modeled from a former Navy building.
Some of its people, and a few of the
many things they do appear on the fol-
low? inlZ pages,
*For identification see page 16.
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
When you want a house or when you want your house fixed, here are some people who will have something to do with your requests.
At left, above, Boyd M. Bevington, who handles housing assignments in the Balboa area, with Aida Morales, a clerk, and Christopher Graves,
who is in charge of Latin American assignments. At right, two maintenance men, Peter T. Corrigan, Maintenance Division, and J. B.
Fields, Jr., Hlousing Branch, inspect a house to see what repairs are necessary whether it is simple painting or major renovations.
ONE O CLOCK ~each Tuesday afternoon is
the most important hour in the week
for somebody in the Canal Zone. That's
the time when Boyd Bevington of the
Balboa Housing Office, or Jack E. Van
Hoose, his Atlantic side counterpart,
opens the applications for the housing
to be assigned that week.
Somnetimnes they have a dozen or so
people standing by when one o'clock
rolls around. Sometimes they open the
quarters applications in solitude, as Mr.
Bevington did the day last month when
eight new apartments in La Boca came
up for assignment. Although 94 persons
had applied for the eight apartments,
none of the hopefuls showed up to
learn their luck. A few minutes after
one o'clock, that day, though, he was
swamped by telephone queries,
The mere assignment of a house or
apartment is only one small part of the
job of the Community Services Divi-
sion's H-ousing Branch which, as its boss
Harry C. Egolf says, deals with houses
from the time they're built until the
day they're torn down.
Each assignment sparks off a chain
Branch has other men who handle com-
plaints, check on maintenance and serve
as timekeepers for their fellow workers.
When the Joneses-~back to the hous-
ing assignment again for a minute-move
into their new house, it will have just
been accepted by the Panama Canal
Company and inspected thoroughly by
the Contract and Inspection Division.
Had it been an older house, John B.
Fields, Jr., Maintenance Supervisor,
would have had a finger in the pie. His
job is to check all empty quarters, and
Occupied ones, when necessary, to see
what repairs are necessary. J. J. McDade
is his Atlantic side counterpart.
In addition to the 5,000 apartments
and 615 bachelor rooms in the 13 Canal
Zone communities, occupied by over
21,000 men, women, and children, the
Community Services Division is also
concerned with what are known here-
abouts as "public buildings,"-the Ad-
ministration Building on either side of
the Canal Zone, tePort Captain's
buildings, and the Civil Affairs Build-
ing, for instance.
P. B. Hutchings, head of what is
reaction which may involve moves into
more desirable quarters for four or five
families. For instance, Russel J. Jones,
of the Accounting Division, was as-
signed to one of the new mother-in-law
houses in La Boca. He and his family
are leaving a single family house on
Plank Street in Balboa. When the Jone-
ses move to La Boca, their Balboa house
will come up for assignment and it's a
safe bet that there will be half a dozen
or so families who'd like to move into it.
And so on down the line.
But the Joneses' relations with Mr.
Bevington aren't finished when he
hands them the keys to their new house.
He will help them arrange for the
moving trucks and as moving day draws
near will coordinate the transfer of their
telephone, and arrange to have the
electricity turned on in the new house.
Both Mr. Bevington and Mr. Van
Hoose have their doubles for the Latin
American housing assignments-Chris-
topher Graves, at the Balboa office, and
Luciano D. Sablo at Cristobal.
In small "line offices," like those at
Paraiso and Santa Cruz, the Housing
JULY 1, 1960
Newr ton Skeete, a gardener at Summit Park, is trilingual. The impreisive~ front window at the Civil Affairs Building
Hie know s English. Spanish. and Latin names for plants. is ml for a thorough washing b! Ernest Blades, custodian.
At the Breakers Club: P. B. H~utchings, of ]Housing, E. W.
Brandt, Peter Foster and L. A. Montavani, Club Manager.
Grass cutter Clemente Calder6n chugs along on the side of
a slope on his job of keeping the Canal Zone immaculate.
windows washed, floors clean and
polished, trash and waste paper re-
moved and all buildings secure.
Sometimes, as in the case of the Civil
Affairs Building which is open seven
days a week, 24 hours a day, these so-
called custodial se~r\ices have to be ar-
ranged so as not to interfere with the
building's operations. .Inasmuch as this
is part of maintenance, J. B. Fields is
in charge of this part of the job, which
is similar to that which the General
Services Administration does for Gov-
ernment buildings in Washington.
Just as the Housing people take care
of what's under roofs, the Grounds
Branch of the Division has charge of
the great outdoors. Their fine new ma-
chines keep the streets clean, their
trucks collect garbage and trash.
Their gardeners do the landscaping
and take care of the grounds around all
office buildings as well as cutting the
grass and doing new planting in the
quarters areas. The great outdoors in-
cludes Summit Park with its nursery
and greenhouses and picnic grounds and
-a sideline which has grown up during
the past few years-a little collection olf
tropical arnimanls which are a never-
failing attraction for the park's visitors.
And, finally, they are responsible for
the care of the two great ceme-teries,
venerable Mount Hope on the A~tlantic
side and sprawling Corozal on the
known officially as the Building Space
Rental Unit, is responsible for renting
space in Panama Canal buildings, when
it is available, to other U.S. Government
agencies, like the Navy's Hydrographic
Unit at Cristobal, or to such companies
as may do business in the Canal Zone
--shipping agencies, oil companies, and
And this leads into the matter of the
housekee~cping of these buildings and
the little known but interesting fact that
90 percent of the Housing Branch force
walks knights. "Like icebergs," some one
at Housing says, "most of them don't
show."' TIhey are the janitors, watchmen,
cleaners and others needed to keep
THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
Frl.N K~I AND EDWARD Schloeder, of
Ancon, probably never consid-
ered themselves as ultimate consumers.
Seven year olds aren't apt to. But the
Supply Division does.
The D~ivision's people know that
these twin sons of Dr. and Mrs. F. X.
Schloeder have to be fed, clothed,
provided with dishes to eat from, bed's
to sleep in, schoolbooks to learn from,
gasoline to run the car they ride in. They
definitely are ultimate consumers, and
good ones, too, when one thinks of the
quantities of food seven year olds con-
sume and the rate at which they wear
As ithappens, bothFrank and Edward
are especially fond of bacon and eggs
which their mother includes regularly
in her purchases from the retail stores.
There' sa lot more to providing them
with this bacon and eggs than a mere
trip to Balboa.
The other day, for TH REVIEw)s
benefit, a group of the Supply Divi-
sion's people sat down together and
figured out the number of individuals
and steps involved in the comparatively
simple business of getting the bacon and
eggs for the twins to eat.
Several weeks before Mrs. Schloeder
took a package of bacon from its re-
frigerated case at Balboa,. Charles
Mayer, who is stock card clerk in the
office where W. C. Bain holds forth as
Foods Merchandise Manager, pointed
out that there were only 2,000 pounds
of bulk bacon on hand. It was time to
M~r. Bain thought so, too, and sat
down to decide just how much of an
order he should put in. The summer
vacation, season was coming and the
number of customers in the retail stores
would be cut a third or more from the
peak load of Christmas time. So he
decided that 4,000 pounds would be
enough this time.
He passed the order on to B. J. Elich,
who holds the post of General Mer-
chandising Manager and who controls
all stock inventories for the Retail
Stores. He agreed with the earlier esti-
mates and forwarded it to the Procure-
ment Section which puts all orders into
final form. After H-. E. Turner, Chief of
the Section, or his right-hand man, B.
C. Halliday, had looked it over, it went
to a ~thermofax machine, operated by
Raimundo Dixon who turned out four
copies of the requisition.
There wvas no particular urgency
about the order for bacon, so it was sent
to the New York Office by air mail. Had
there been any reason to hurry it
through, it might have been dispatched
by radio or airogram, or even handled
When the requisition reached the
New York Offlice, which does all States-
side buying for the Panama Canal Com-
pany, it landed on the desk of T. E.
Ender, Chief of the Food Branch. .He
issued specifications calling for mild;
sugar-cured derinded bacon in 8- to
10-pound molded square-cut blocks,
the type which past experience had
shown that Canal Zone buyers prefer.
The bacon must have a high percentage
of lean, and must be No. I type, which
means that it had to be of the quality
1mlown as U.S. Government top grade
and U.S. Government-inspected.
A limited number of reputable, well-
known suppliers were invited to submit
bids. Less than two weeks later, Mr.
Ender accepted the lowest of the five
bids he received.
When the bacon arrived at the Pan-
ama Line docks in New York, it was
reinspected to see that both bacon and
its containers were in good shape. It
made the six-day trip to the Canal Zone
under refrigeration and in Cristobal was
hustled from the ship's holds into the
mechanically-refr~igerated cars which
Supply Division people call Sputniks.
(They made their local debut about the
time the Russians fired the first satellite
into orbit arid originally were as noisy
as a satellite launching.)
Next stop was the refrigerated storage
plant at Corozal where the bacon was
packed in freezers until it came time to
put it through an automatic slicing
machine, pack it in half-pound pack-
ages and distribute it to the retail stores.
The procedure for buying the eggs
for the twins to eat nr rth their bacon was
less. complicated, because the eggs are
right here on the Isthmus. A staggering
total of 3,120,000 Panama eggs a year
are being sold these days in the retail
A week before the bacon moved out
of the Corozal plant, N. W. Ashton who
does local buying for the retail stores,
told his Panama egg suppliers how
many cases of eggs, both medium and
large, he would need the following
week. On Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday, trucks carrying eggs from Avi-
cola, a company formed recently by a
merger of 15 Panama egg producers,
rolled up to the Cold Storage plant. The
following day, the eggs were on sale in
the retail stores.
The Diamond Brand-Avicola's trade-
mark-eggs which the twins' mother
bought on Tuesday morning had been
delivered to the Cold Storage Plant the
Repeat the process' of getting bacon
and egS~ from producer to consumer by
the man\ thousands of items which th~e
Retail Store Branch handles in its 10
retail outlets and you'll have an idea of
what keeps the 1,200 mnen and women
of the Branch busy.
JULY 1, 1960
Here are some of the steps in getting the twins' bacon and eggs:
1 Top left: Requisition--W. C. Bain and Charles T. Mayer check their stock
''E cards, learn that the bacon supply is getting low and that it's time to reorder.
Pr~ocurement--Raimundo Dixon, Thermofax operator, Marium W~hite, Chief
Requisition Clerk, and B. C. H~alliday, Procurement Of~cer, prepare the order.
Process-Purchased in the States, shipped to the Canal Zone, stored at
Corozal, the bacon is ready for packaging. Lee R. Sparks, Production Special-
ist, and Christopher T. Cox, pre-packing foreman, check packers Wilma B.
Hyatt, Ruby M. Smith, and Pura C. Adams.
Deliveery-Gabriel Cordova unloads cases of Panama eggs at Balboa. Dock
foreman R. G. Richlardson and assistant Luther Caddle check the order.
Now, to the bottom of the page-
Buy-At the Balboa Retail Store, Bernice Barnett rings up Mrs. F. X.
Schloeder's purchases, which, of course, include plenty of bacon and eggs.
And Consume-~Twins Frank and Edward Schloeder become the ultimate
Buy And Consurne
THE P.1N.1MA CANALL PLEVIEWV
EVERY TYPEWRITR ill Ray COmpany-Governent o~ffce,
every desk, every chair belongs to the Furniture Pool of
the Storehouse Branch. A little metal plate attached to
each (the typewrriter on which this story was w~rit-ten is
., ~No. 61068 PCC) identifies it as one of the 22,827 sepa-
rate items on the Furniture Pool's books.
In all, the Pool has 22 separate clasrses of items, ranging
alphabetic~ally from Adding machines through check-
wrriters, safes. typewrriters, electric ad~l manual. to wa.tch-
men's clocks. In between come such prosaic things as
chairs and desks, calculators and typewriter stands, and
cabinets, ~filing, as the official list has it.
In addition to providing all furniture and offc~e gear
for every office in the Canal Zone. the Flurniture Pool
sees to it that new\ equipment is delivered and old equip-
ment remnove~d. And this in\ ol\es a lot o~f mov\ing. Alba
Hutc'hings, who heads the pool, says that a desk is hand-
led 18 separate times between the factory which mnade it
. and the office to which it is destined.
TUCKED AWAY IN a little YrVille a mile or so thie Gamnboa
side of Summit is the most closely guarded of anly of the
Storehouse Branch, units. This is the dynamite storehouse,
which hnas a storage capacity of 125 tons of explosives
-enoughi to blowv a lot of rock and earth and people to
very fine bits. 0,NO
Surrounded by a high fence and under 24-hour guard, 0
the magazine dates back to July 1943. It is the only ex-
plosives storehouse operated by the Canal organization.
The location, of the Storehouse Branch magazine was
determined on the basis of tables prepared by the In-
stitute of Explosives in the United States and is at what
thie Institute considers a safe distance from the Canal or
from any major highway.
The dynamite stored at the Summit magazine is used
by the- Dredging Division for its drilling operations and
by the Ma~intenanc~e Division for its work at the Sosa Hill
ELECTRIC CABLE, On 500 to 1,000 foot reels, is only one of
the thousands of items carried by the Storehouse Branch
of the Supply Division, but it's a highlyl important one.
That's $159,852 worth of cable in the acc~ompannying
Stored at what are known as cable sheds in the In-
..% ;~dustrial areas at Balboa and Cristobal, it is available on
requisition to the Electrical Division or any other units
/' whose business requires it.
I The cable comes in various sizes, ranging from the
,U i quarter-inch cable used for the Canal Zone's telephones
to the cable which is four inlches in diameter and wh~lic~h
is used in marine work.
In the picture at the left, four Sto~rehouse Branch em-
ployeesr are ready to fill anr~ Electrical Division requ~isition.
Stevenson G. Seale\ and ASlbert Smithi are standing onl
two of thle b~ig reels, Gilbert Thomnpson and Selvyn
V A. Moody are on the ground.
JULY 1, 1960
NEWEST Of the nine theaterS which make up the Panama
Canal Company's chain of movie houses is the Rainbow
City, theater, a drawing of which Service Center Branch
Superintendent P. S. Thornton and William S. Mallory,
Chief of the Motion Picture Service, are examining.
Not included among the nine regular theaters is
another, of a somewhat makeshift type, where films are
sho\t n once a week to an exclusive audience. This theater
is the messhall at the Gamboa penitentiary. The Motion
Picture Section handles bookings for the penitentiary,
just as it does for its other outlets, but selects the pictures
with special care.
Mr. Mallory is particularly proud of a part of his opera-
tion the public never sees--his files. In a matter of minutes
he can put his hands on records of any film made since
1927 (whether it was shown here or not) and it takes him
only seconds to find details of those produced since 1940.
CORNER drug StOre for the people of Coco Solo is the mer-
chandise section of the Service Center, which occupies
a part of the downstairs of the Service CenterTRetail
N~17rrs!' l Store Building. New shelves and new lighting fixtures
have just been installed in the Service Center there.
As one Service Center employee put it, it's a handy
place to get the "Oh, I forgot" items-things like razor
blades, toothpaste, toilet soap, and, on weekends, a limited
number of assorted food items such as instant coffee and
small packages of sugar.
In general and like the other Service Centers operated
i:by the Supply Division, it handles much the same sort of
merchandise that drugstores do in the United States
-vitamin pills, cough syrup, cosmetics, magazines, and
pocket books, records, films, and a fell- to\vs.
In addition to its merchandise section, thle Coco Solo
Service Center has a cafeteria which serves me~als as well
as coffee and snacks.
SOME 1,500 persons a dayr make their way along the 60-
foot cafeteria counter in the Balboa Service Center and
on Thursday and Fridays there are even more. .i
Some of them come to the Service Center's cafeteria,
largest of any in the Canal chain, just for coffee and
pastry, but most of them drop in for breakfast, lunch, or
dinner. Lunch hours are invariably busy and Sunday
evening dinner always draws a big crowd.
And what do the cafeteria's customers eat? Fish and
shrimp, are their favorite foods, according to the restau-
rant manager. These two items, both from Panama's .
waters, are always among the 11 entrees provided each
day. Other favorite foods are the pizza which is a daily .
noon-time feature and roast beef and turkey.
Desserts laid out for the cafeteria customers are gen-
erally those they wouldn't bother to make at home--apple %I k -z'ttd
dumplings, chiffon pies, and icebox cakes, for instance.
Some of these special dessert items are also sent up to the
cafeteria at the Balboa Heights Administration Building. -
TH-E PANAMA CANAL REVIEW
MWHEN the Supply Division wanted the bacon for the twins'
bacon and eggs, its requisition was hustled off to the
Procuremnent Division. in New York.
During thle pasjt fiscal year it handled 26,658 such re-
quisitions, involving 85,101 items, and in doing so solicited
Buying bacon, purchasing dresses, filling orders for
: shoes, or, in more formal language fillinrg orders based
on. requisitions issued by th~e Supply Division for purchase
in the United States and for resale in the Retail Stores
and for use in items and equipment required to operate,
maintain, and repair the Panam~a Canal and for material
and supplies required by the Canal Zone Government" is
Such purchases can and do include just about anything
from th~umbtacks to steel for a locks overhaul, although
food represents an important part of its buying. Its biggest
purchase, dollarwise, is gasoline, boughlT~lt by the tanker-
Some of the purchases .are made by competitive bid-
ding, as in the case of the bacon, other purchases are
made proprietarily, when the office buys from a specific
company which is the only source for the item needed.
Here are some of the people in the Procurement Division. For Cerltain dr~ygoods items the Division uses thebuyn
Above: T. H. Lloydl, Chief, Industrial and Electrical faiiiso ymgneia lt~chlriilgCroain
Branch; M.L J. Ward, Shoes and Housewares Buyer; J. aiiiso h mrcnMrhniigCroain
M. Raylon, Chief, Drygoods and Housewvares Branch;, J.
B. iMc~ugh, Chief, Procurement Division; H. W. Bolger,
Chief Institutional and Medical Branch. Below: R. S.
Capitelli, Raw Materials Buyers R. A. Austin, Mechanical
Products Buyer; M~r. Lloyd; and J. R. Vicidomina, who
is the buyer for all industrial goods for the Division.
MePmbers of the Supply and Community
r Service Director's staff, shown above, are:
1. H. C. Egolf, Superintendent, Housing
Branch; 2. James O. DesLondes, Admin-
istrative Officer; 3. N. B. Davison, Acting
Superintendent, Retail Store Branch; 4.
Mrs. Norma Hamilton, Secretary; 5. L. A.
Frgusllon. Director; 6. R. O. Theriault,
Assistant Dilrector; 7. J. C. Randall, Chief,
Community Services Division; 8. C. J.
Genis, Safety Inspector; 9. T. G. Relihan,
II -~ General Manager, Supp~ly Division; 10. P.
S. Thornton, Superintendent, Service Cen-
..~ie~ter Branch; 11. W. R. Lindsay, Agronomist;
12. B. J. Elich, Ceneral Mlerchandise Mlan-
r sager; 13. F. N. Dahl. Training! ORicer: 14I.
A. I. Bauman, Superintendent. Grounds
.--Maintenance BrIanch; 15. Snilith 8'10I'/'
E~F"~Jilong, caught by Dilretor 9 '29, 57: hlissing
on leave: H. E. May, Superintendent,
JULY 1, 1960
ships, and contributions still continue to come in to the
Salvation Army headquarters on Balboa Road where Maj.
Eskil Roos, sectional offier-in-charge, supervises the
packing of boxes for Chile. Major and M/rs. Roos, who
arrived in Balboa from Santiago, Chile, a little over a year
ago personally know people who suffered in the recent
disaster, and are in close touch with the Salvation Army
Mrs. Robert E. McLees, whose husband is with th~e
Canal Zone ]Engineering Division, is another Canal Zone
resident who knows the affected areas well. H~er parents
reside in Queula, a bit to the north of Valdivia, where tidal
waves swept away the homes of most of the 800 residents.
Mrs. McLees' parents live on a hillside but, as the waters
rose, they took to the mountains. Returning five days
later, they found thieves had carried away most of their
Po~S'Seions ~up~to and including the doors of the house.
Even so, a recent letter to their daughter here said they
have given shelter to 50 homeless persons in their stripped
home, sharing what little remains.
Besides food, clothing and money, thle Canal Zone also
contributed the services of Carl J. Browne, Acting Main-
tenance Engineer for the Panama Canal Company, who
made a survey of flood-threatened areas in the southern
part of Chile at the request of the United States Depart-
ment of State. The Canal Zone Chapter of the American
Red Cross sent a check for $1,000 to Chile, and at the
Balboa Theater a Chilean benefit concert was presented
by a group of Chilean musicians who reside on the Isth-
Other Canal Zone groups which camneto Ch~ile's aid
were the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion,
and the Boy and Girl Scout organizations.
A steady flow of clothing, toys, kitchen utensils poured into Salva-
tion Army headquarters in Balboa for Chilean earthquake victims.
TH PANjAMA CANAL REVIEW
C H IL E
CANAL ZONE emIlyl~eeS reached into their pockets, their
clothes closets, and their pantries last montol to help the
people of Chile when that country was wracked by earth-
quakes and volcanic eruptions, flooded by torrential rains,
and swept by tidal waves.
As the month ended, money contributions were still
being received throughout the Canal organization in the
on-the-job solicitation in answer to President Eisen-
Tons ~of clothing, blankets, food and emergency sup-
plies were shipped to Chile, first by airlift and then by
The earthquake area was right here, Carl J. Browne who surveyed
the flood threat, tells Mrs. R. E. McLees. Hler parents live in Chile.
Supervisory eea n er
FrEn hiring Survey
SWater System Cnrln
Luis A. Acosta
Walter A. Amanti~e
R. Trendon Vestal
Organization and Methods
CIVEL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Albert E. Greene
Ashton A. Brown
SLocker Room Attendant
OFFICE OF TH[E COMP"
Robert F. Roche
Victor kL. Wlilliams
ENGINEERING AND CON-
John H. Foster
Leader Electronics Mechanic
Maurice E. Grandison
Wilfred G. James
Victor 1M. Hamblin
Ulrick D. Bynoe
Edwin J. Rodly
Olney U. Hudson
Ph a he an b
John T. O'Donnell, Jr.
George A. Per n
HelperLo Op r
Robert A. Lr
Carlos F. Ct t
SAlphonso T. Fearon
Granville U. Gordon
Charles H. Crosby
Lock Operator Machinist
Zephaniah J. Jesse .
M. P. Thompson
Helpe~r Lock Operator
Josk S. De La Cruz
Samnuel E. Lindsay
Helper Lock Operator
Harry Van Loon
Towing Locomotive Operator
Helper Lock Operator
Coldrige T. St. Hill .
George V. Daniels
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
..unte-r A~tth nt
iJr He -n~im
Sales Section Head
Ignatius C. Inglis
May C. Ennis
Sales Sec ian Head ii
Clalrene V. Maorkland
Scrap hlate~riahi Sorter
C. E. Scanltlebul s
Inez M. Pollard
Ma~il .4. Roper
Sales SeCtlon Head 1
Josephl B. Stennett
H-ighl Lift ~Truck Operator
Charles A. Russell
Harry M. Savage
Sales Section Head
Grenvill G. Cooper
Henry W. R. Headley
Alfred A. Coombs
Hen era 19 e n Ship Cargo
George L. Campbell
Charles G. Brown
George A. Wallace
W. E. Sutherland
Porter W. Crawford
Leade-r LIquidi Fucls
Arthur N. Smith
Jur.Y ~1, 1960
TRANSPORT A 1ON AND
Leader Dock Cargo
MlARIN BI REAU
TER BU .
Supervisory Calrgo Offcer
May 15 through June 15
EMLatOrsES who were promoted or
transferred between May 15 and June
15 are listed below. Within-grade pro-
motioris and job reclassifications: are not
CIVEL AFFAIRS BUREAU
Bruce Gi-Perry, from Theater Usher, Sup-
Sply Division, to -Substitute Distribution
Clerk, Postal Division.
Theopilus W. Herbert, to Bookbinder, Lib-
Division of S~chools
SMrs. Marie S. McNamara, to Elementary
and Secondary School Teacher.
F61ix Avila M., to Junior High teacher,
SLatin: American Schools.
Leon~ard Kerr, to Maintenanceman.
Elvero Fern~ndezj Laborer Cleaner, from
EXECUTIVE PLANNING STAFF
Mrs. Joyce HI. Boatwright, Clerk-Stenog-
rapher, fr~om Administrative Branch.
OFFICE OF TilE COMPTROLLER
Carolyn L. Holgerson, from Student Aid,
Division of Schools, to Student Assistant
Hel A Adims, from S~tudent Aid, Divi.
sion of Schools, to Student Assistant
MTypise, ampoy mecnt aa U ilzmtione D
Aision,Dtio islerk-Stenographer, General
Rupert Lowe, Clerk-Typist, from Naviga-
tion Divi on to geuiy sBrnanch.
Mrs. Alda L. McLeod, from Accounting
Clerk, Terminals Division, to Clerk-
Cleveland A. Piggott, to Bookkeeping Ma-
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
Vernon L. Dahlhoff, to General Foreman
Mrs.lDtie He. Fradel, from Dictating Ma-
chine Clerk, Employment and Utiliza-
tion D;ivision, to Clerk.
Thomas J. Dee, to Lead Foreman Elec-
ie rg~ AW olge oM Laen Eetrician.
bits. Betsy R. Hoenke, to Office Services
George W. Joshua, to Pipelayer.
Gladstone A. Cooper, to Carpenter.
Gilberto A. Silcott, from Messenger, Locks
Division, to Accounting Clerk.
Dr. James E. Eshenaur, to Hospital Res-
Mary L. Clark, to Nurse Supervisor.
Mrs. Dorothy M. Hanners, from Account-
ing Clerk, Industrial Division, to Super-
visory Accounting Clerk.
ioyM. oH~ocl srom Cl rk-Typist, Divi-
William J. Barrett, James A. Braid, Al.
phonso M. McCormack, to Dental Lab-
Judith Dalmage, Ca/lilo Guerra, to Phy-
sical Therapy Assistant.
Melva A. Graham, to Clerk-Stenographer.
Fred A. Dube, Simon J. Shea, to Orthotist.
Syble Mi. Taitt, to Pantryman-
Coco Solo H~ospital
Mrs. Mildred D. Frensley, to Hospital Ad-
Alfredo Archibald, to Warehouseman.
Cecil A. Springer, to General Supply Clerk.
Edwin Daniels, to Nursing Assistant.
Nestor C. Delgado, Eva B. Newell, to
Leroy Johnson, from Laborer Cleaner,
Gorgas Hospital, to Hospital Laborer.
Berton I. Knight, to Housekeeping Aid.
M lssH .A D ito, Stuent Aid, Division
of Schools, to Student H-ospital Assistant.
Mrs. Verna A. Barnett, to Personnel Clerk,
Central Employment Offce.
Li 1e Ml SDih oto Helper Ship wright, In-
Auman L. V. Best, to Clerk'
JaierE.P gill, o HelperLMbachinisante-
Durel C. 00eefo HS edent Aid Divi-
sion of Schools, to Student Engineering
Milton T. O'Neal, to Engineman.
Richard O. Egger, John K. Daly, to Lock
DanielkB. Rambo, to Lock Operator Iron
John E.e Solund,r.Jr, George R. Edginton,
Robert L. Rhodes, Joseph J. Zambito, to
Lock Operator Machimist.
Emanuel Gray, Ernesto Rodriguez, George
A.Jeffers,H ~it o Valleo Aphonso T.
Borris A. Ellis, Esau Livingston, from Kit-
rhe Attendant, Supply Division, to
Hector Geart, Laborer, from Maintenance
Stafford A. Gouldhorne, from High Lift
Truck Operator, Terminals Division, to
Luis A. GutiBrrez, from Dock Worker, Ter-
minals Division, to Laborer.
Richard Belzer, Daniel M. R. H~aff, Gerald
H. Smith, to Probationary Pilot.
Fermin Rodriguez, Philip C. Neblett, from
Dock W~orker, Terminals Division, to
SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Community Services Division
Mrs. Gertrude T. Kueter, from Property
Clerk, Industrial Division, to Clerk.
Ezequiel Fern~ndez, to Gardener.
Marcelino Escobar, from Dock Worker,
Terminals Division, to Laborer.
Warren D. Marquard, Charles T. Hedman,
to Retail Store Manager.
Roberto Montenegro, to Scrap Baling Ma-
Donald E. Bruce, to Assistant Retail Store
M~rs. Mary F. Dugan, Mrs. Edna R. Furr,
Mrs. Marilyn A. Laverty, to Retail Store
Mrs. Caroline D. Mason, to Cash Account-
Mrs. Melbda M. fHintizAccou tng Clerk,
Lawrence R. Baptiste, to Meat Section
Vron B. a sryttoMMeat C r.Lrssistant.
Orlan H. Betcher, to Supervisory Baker
CarlosisA. Smith, to Supervisory Clerk-
Rigle R. Wesley, to Clerk-Typist.
Rodrick G. Jordan, to Grocery W~orker.
Ja et Read, to Balboa Theater Ticket Sel-
Rup ck danger, to Food Service Sales
Enid L. Srimmons, Wilfred WV. Irving, Al-
fred Pais, Al eertk Da Costa, Priscilla
Luis A. Morales, to 11essenger, Office of
John R. Carrington, from Laborer, Main-
tenance Division, to Utility Worker.
Oswald P. 1Matthewvs, Julio C. Bethancourt,
Jr., Reginald Denny, to Utility W~orker.
Conrad S. Best, to Laborer Cleaner.
Ugean Barker, to Scrap Materials Sorter.
TRANSPORTATION AND TERMNALS
Motor Transportation Division
Jack Kaplan, to Automotive Machinist.
Benjamin Jemmontt, from Sales Clerk,
Supply Division, to Truck Driver,
Jack 1M. Ruoff, to Trnsport tin Asistant.
Light, Accounting Cler from Industrial
William B. H-ufF, to Administrative As-
Artur Branch, to Leader Dock Cargo Op-
Gilberto Carranza, Truck Driver, from Sup-
PnomorroNs whch did not involve
changes of title follow:
Dr. Rogelio Avila, Jr, M~edical Radiologyn
Officer, Gorgas Hospital.
(See page 20)
TurF PANAMA. CANAL REVIEW
.. i '.
tax exemnption for residents of the Canal
Zone, passed the H~ouse of Represepnta-
tives. Legislativec representatives from
local labor unions went flying to Wash-
ington; the Panama Chamber of Com-
merce protested the tax action on the
groundic that it would jeopardize Pan-
ama's economqlybli reduciig Zole buying
One Year Ago
AS THE new fiscal year began, statisti-
cians jotted up totals which showed that
all existing records for shipping, cargo
and tolls had been broken in Fiscal
Year 1959. Ocean-going shipping to-
talled 9,718 commercial transits; tolls
went over the $45 million mark for the
first time; and cargo shipments reached
and slightly passed, the figure of 51
RETIREMENT certificates were presented
at the end of June to the following em-
ployees who are listed alphabetically
below, together with their birthplaces,
positions, years of Canal service, and
their future addresses:
Albert Allen, Mt. Olivet, Jamaica; Water
Service Man, Terminals Division; 41
years, 7 months, 22 days; Colon, R.P.
Uriah N. Broomfield, Bohio, R.P.; Tool-
room Attendant, Industrial Division; 35
years, 3 months, 28 days; Colon, R.P.
Emiliano Cedeiio, San Felio, Chiriqui, R.P.;
Laborer, Locks Division; 28 years, 2
months, 26 days; Calidonia, R.P.
Stanley A. Donalds, Kingston,Jamaica;
Toolroom Attendant, InutilDivi-
sion; 43 years, 11 months, 5 days; Pan-
George H. Evans, Lucy, Jamaica; Lock-
man, Locks Division; 20 years, 2 months,
15 days; Colon, R.P.
FNaia tio navi1ssion; m),ers, 6 mnh,
5 days; Colon, R.P.
Faustino Gonzblez, David, R.P.; Lookman,
Locks D I\Iiori, 26 years, 7 months, 19
days; Calidonia, R.P.
Frank D. Harris, Eagle Harbor, Wash.;
Salvage Towhoat Master, Dredging Di-
vision; 21 years, 2 months, 9 days; Friday
Henry Wedderburn, Lucy, jamaica~: Oiler.
Locks Division; 26 years, 8 months, 1.5
days; Colon, R.P.
struction of streets, sewers, and other
utilities, 28 quarters buildings, a dock,
and shops in the new town.
The announcement, which included
plans for a vehicular crossing on the
Chagres River railroad bridge, sparked
off public speculation that the new
townsite would be on the route of the
proposed tranllsasthmian highway. This
w shp pmf rey dlejdhtill makes firemen
shudder broke out 25 years ago this
month in 48 cases of phosphorus can lried
as cargo on the SS Peter Maoe~sk. Th?
phosphorus stuck to the firefighters
clothes, aset b koewi oi a di sI e
fires wherever it was tracked on deck or
10O Years Ago
THE BEGINNING of the Korean war made
newspaper headlines all over the world
10 years ago this month. U;S. ground
troops were rushed to the front. The
first casualties began to arrive in Japan.
But on the home front, Zonians found
themselves facing a major problem of
th-ir own-income tax.
Almost before they knew it an omni.
buls bill, removing the long-standing
5;0 Years Ago
DESPIT rain at both Ancon, and Cris-
tobal, outstanding Fourth of July pro-
grams wecre carried out on schedule 50
years ago this month. A feature of the
Cristob I celebration was a parade of
illuminated boats in the bay opposite
Cristobal beach. On the Pacific side,
there were track and field events, a
pany g teat sbac Mae sand a wall-
July 1910, was the rainiest July in the
over 40-year period during which sta-
tistics had been kept, according to re-
ports in "The Canal Record." During
the month, 21.07 inches of rain fell in
Bids were opened July 27, 1910, for
a seagomng ladder dredge for operations
in the Pacific entrance to the Canal.
This was to be the largest of such equip-
ment used in the Canal work.
2Si Years Ahgo
AN OFFICIAL RHROURCOBO~nt frOm Pan-
ama Canal headquarters revealed that
the new town of Camnboa wvas about to
become a reality, replacing Paraiso as
headquarters for the Dredging Divi-
sion. A total of $1 million was to be
spent in Fiscal Year 1935 on the con-
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MrsorliarrfLo.iAzcarraga, Staf Nurse,
Mrs. \'iolella 11 \'ainio. Staff Nurse, Coco
Gerald R. Ruth, Supervisory Accounting
Assistant and Train Ticket Collector,
Mrs. Kathaleen M. Priest, Accounting Tech-
nician, Accourntlnn Dis sion.
William A. 1'ioleltt, Francis P. Washa-
haugh, Adlmeasurer, Navigation Divi-
Harold C. Laurie, Clerk, 1Motor Transpor-
William Wood, Supervisory Accountant,
Fred ir3 J ai i, Suervisory Assistant>
Eulalia Guardia J., Olga S. Lugue. Clerk-
Stenographecr. G=orgas Ho~spital
Lloydt E. Barnett. Clerk, Corozal Hospital
Winston D. Codling, Clerk, Treasury
Branch, Offiee of the Comptroller.
Mrs. Sidney G. Halphen. Clerk-Stenop-
rap~her, General A~udit D isrion.
Ceorge Criffith. Eulalio Arias. Theophilus
S. Blac~kwrood. H-arold FairCloulgh. Dago-
berto Illueca, tilrick D. Bynoe. Labosrer,
Aurelio Pozo, Laborer, Maintenance Divi-
Mrs. Anna M. Wright, Clerk-Stenographer,
Division of Schools-
Ephraim B. Campbell, Nursing Assistant,
Mrs. Lous RHo nt, Clerk-Tyit Divi-
Misio oyr lelDoolNe man Clerk-Ty it
gsjiPph Division. w ,ps'
Ceorge B. Johnson, Una B. Haynes, Geral-
dine Anderson, Dorothy A. Bellamy,
Pearl A. Brathwaite, Sales Clerk, Sup-
Ann E. Kongfang, Clerk-Typist, Coco Solo
Mrs. Alice A. Bonnick, Vida L. Wareham,
IsaSb Seotio rHhead, 3xpplyGDivisio os-
Gladys V. Notice, BaE~lr. Coco Solo Hos-
Gu Ilermo H~erman. Gelacio Marin, Teresa
Lawrrence, Enriquee Dominguez, Ku P.
Wing, Valentin Navarro, Cook, Gorgas
Emigdlio Carvajal B. Nursing Assistant,
Coco~ Soln~ Hojspitail.
Rosa Daniels, Cook, Coco Solo Hospital.
Richard O. Grazette, Helper Electrlcian.
JULY 1, 1960
THE Panama Canal Company safety
progs am goes along on the Panama Line
ships with employees and their families
off to New York on "States" leave and
waits to pick them up right at the pier
entrance on the way back.
Gratifying evidence of how well this
protection is being provided them par-
ticularly by ship masters, chief stewards,
pier superintendents and operating offi-
cials was received the other day when
th~e National Safety Council awarded
the Line the Council's AWARD OF
ACHIEVEMENT. This indicated that
the Line won second place in shipboard
safety in 1959 among many leading
United States passenger and freight
lines which were competing against the
In 1958 the New York Pier Opera-
tions earned the New York Shipping
Association's Annual Safety Award for
safe pier operations and Capt. George
Rae, New York Pier Superintendent, is
going right on keeping up his high
standards. Special credit is due Peter
DeStefano, Administrative Officer of
the New York Operations, including the
Line, and Capt. William. Steffens, Chief
of the Steamship Division, for the fine
job they have done in the three short
years that the marine safety program
has been in effect.
Governor Potter- congratulated both
by letter the other day along with all, in
the Line who contributed to this fine
performance in. 1959. The letter stated
in part "The demonstrated high degree
of. ability to prevent per sonail injury ac-
cidents to passengers and crew coupled
with maintenance of a high degree of
skill on~the part of th~e ships' officers in
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modern fire fighting and damage control
techniques which are presently being
provided for through special refresher
training, will doubtless place the Pan-
ama. Line well in the forefront of pas-
senger, crew, cargo, and ship safety in
the Amnerican Merchant Marme."
This is the goal the Line is shooting
for and it will be for the benefit of all
employees in the way of safe and enjoy-
able family trips to the States and back.
THE PANAIA CANAL REVIEW
THIE TOUR Of duty of Capt. Geoffrey Thompson, USN,
Chief of the Marine Bureau's Industrial ~Division since
August 1958, has been extended for a year. He will remain
at th~e head of th~e division, in his military capacity, until
Captain Thompson, shown at the right at the Division's
Mount Hope drydock where one of the Canal's tugboats
was undergoing periodic overhaul, came to the Canal
Zone from San Diego, Calif., where he had been on the
staff of the Commander of the Amphibious Fores~ Pacific.
The most interesting part of the Division's ship repair
work, he says, is that involving underwater work, because
each job of this sort presents an entirely different problem.
A recent project of this type involved repairs to the
rudder stock of the Dutch cargo ship Ares. Most of the
work had to be done by divers. Some months ago, the.
Ares' sister ship Achilles, had undergone similar repair at
Above: The contractors' equipment is being unloaded on the job-
site. Below: Trailers at Cocoli house Foster-Williams' key personnel.
Big shovels, like this one above, are busily at work on the Foster-
Williams' contract in the Empire Reach section of Gaillard Cut.
amanians. A number have found jobs with Foster-Wil-
liams on the $6,3010,000 Empire Reach widening project.
Foster-Williams equipment is now arriving steadily
from other projects in Venezuela and Costa Rica. Some,
unloaded at Farfan Beach, was taken overland to the job-
site. Other equipment has been debarked from landing
craft near the job. Already on hand are a 6-yard shovel, a
3V/2-yard shovel, over a dozen scrapers, some of which
are tractor-drawn and some diesel-operated, eight rock
wagons, 14 bulldozers, and several motor patrol graders.
At present, Foster-Williams is working 6 days a week,
10 hours a day. With the beginning of Ithe dry season,
the job will go onto two 8 or 10-hours shifts.
Zed Ward, one of the contractor's top men, is local
project manager for Foster-Williams. He has his head-
quarters in an office -near the old E pire rifle ran e.
d ke Merritt-Chapman & Scott, Foster-Williams has a
Dispensary, with a nurse in attendance, on its jobsite.
Key personnel for the Foster-Williams project are living
in a tradler camp which has been established at Cocoli.
Four traders are already in place and this number will be
increased to six.
See w\hat a happened in two( !tears. Ther piciane abuse\t wa.l Iakn lila moc
Giovanni M. Carlucci is a surveyor on the Foster-Williams p~~~raied
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Fosterl-Willi ams--i;i nrttilng Inclr i \>1 .I little falrthcr .
ap theLic nalrrla e-st *tlrtchl of tin l alLa a.;
thie shaps hto their f~inal des~iln ,Ind stalrting extal-ation l
fo.r ther l(illocatrcd BurInguaIIII 1-lighwII\.
Ar~iz.. andlt thec o~thc:r tol theli Conltractus'~l* fII.Co.- 1Jn the
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'" liuii? i. 1I60
A FREQUENT \.isitor. to the Panama Canal
Sis the .4ngelo Petri. a wrine carrier which is
owned b\ the United 1'intners Linec. Her
strnl half wa~s for~merl part of the tanker
Sackett's Harbor wvhic~h once served as a
powes~plaint for the cit) of A~nhorage,
The 21.8010-ton \essel wras completed in
San Francisco in 1957 and since then has
been making regular trips through the
Canal, her stainless steel tanks filled wvith
wrine, vegetablee oil, liquid detergent or
rocket fuel. On one recent southbound
trip, she w~as loaded writh fuel oil. soap and
Last Februar). the Angelo Petri was:
disabled by towering seas just outside San,
Francisco harbor anld drifted helplessly:
close to the beach.
She is: handled locally by.Bo~sd Brothers.
NEWEST, in her present incarnation, and
most novel of the bulk crrniers to tran-
sit the Canal recently is the Malrine Rice
Queen, a c~onvel~rtd \~'l'orl \'ar II Lib-
erty ship which w\as northbound through
the Canal last w~ee;k en route From Stoc~k-
ton, Calif., to San Juan, P.R.
The 4-ll-foot vessel. the form-er Ar-
monk, is believed to be the onily~ eago
ship in the world specially designed to
transport rice in bulk. She' was carry-
ing. 10,000 tons on .her first voyage
through the Canal.
Converted at a Portland. Oreg.. ship-
vald at a cost of S;800,r:000, the folrmer
Libert\'s holds h;(\e been c~hanged Into
fi\e bins w\hic~h haver a capacity of 27,000
tons each. According to the Newl Y~ork
Times, each hold is equipped with a
large wrorm ge~ar to carry the rice to
bucket type elevators.
The rice was loaded at Stockton from
four 130-foot silos through tubes lead-
ing to the holds of the vessel. At Puerto
Rico the rice is to be discharged at the -
Rice Crowrers Association's newr $2-mil-
lion rec~eit ing, storage, and procjessing
plant whtere it w~ill be p~rocessed an-d el-
riched writh \itamins.
The ship is owned by the Mlarine Rice
Transport Corporation, a subsidiar\ of
Mariine Transport Lines and operated
under long term charter to the Rice
Growers Association of California. Wil-
ford & McI~ay are local agents.
SELDOM: seen in these waters, the flag of
Indonesia flew last month from the
ma~st of tw~o former United States sub-
marine chasers which transited the
Canal June 2. They were the8 RI-Hliu,
formerly known as U.S. No. 317, and
the RI-Torani, whose U'lnite~d States
number had been 318. .
Each of the one-time Uj.S. craft dis-
places 480 tons, is 173 feet overall and
carries a crew of 59. Master of the RI-
Hiu w~sj Capt. J. S. Argabikusuma and
of the Bl-Torani, Capt. P. Suginpbjo.
HARDLY had the previous issue of THE
PANAM.1 C.4N.1L T1E\.IEW\ 111( the nlewrs-
stands, writh anl ite-m reporting thle dro-p
in new Japane~se-liag \ essels, wrhen ships
of this son t began1 to convl\elrg on the
.port of Balboai. In a :30-day period.
!-ethe re ere e-ight new\\ lapane-se flag shlps
-or Japanese reglstered ships on their
f~irt tranlsit-arriting: at the Pacific ter-
mninal foi transit
They included: the Colorado Marc,
newest of the "K" Line ships, several
small fishing craft en route to the South
A~tlantic and tw~o whale chasers, also
bound for South A~tlantic waters.
The Colorado Maru is one of a group
u~il~ih includes the M~ontfana. Oregon,
anid Ne vada .\Ilatus. Buldt at K~obe this
fyear, she displaces 19,110 tons, is 531.7
fetoverall, and has accommodations
for 12 passengers. She will be on the
regular run between Japan and U.S.
east coa~st ports.
SNiithei- of th-e- whale catchers is new.
They; new~ built in 1952 but. were
making their first Canal transit.
NOT new to the Canal, but one of the
waterway's somewhat different c~ustom-
ers is the SS Marine Chemr~ist which w~as.
southbound early this month fromi Free-
port, Tex., to heUnited States west
Operated by the Dow Chemical
Company, she carries rlcargoes of such
items as caustic soda, ethy~!l-ne glycol,
telone, and other chemlcal products
A BRAND NEW Spaniish-flag ship. El Prio-
rato, made her maideni- Canal transit
last month en route to Perfi w\her~e she
is loading fishmeal for European ports.
The 3-16-ftoot \essel is not only of S~pan-
ish re~grst!!. but she was also Spanish-
built, one- of' the fewv such seen here
recently. She was constructed in ~a Bar-
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