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Civil Service Examinations.

The following examinations are announced by the United States Civil Service
Commission. Bulletins giving details of the examinations for positions for which
there are likely to be a number of qualified persons on the Isthmus are posted at
Canal post offices and clubhouses. In cases where such announcements are not
posted, persons interested may obtain data on application to the Board of Civil
Service Examiners, Balboa Heights, C. Z. (telephone Balboa 286) :

Apprentice chart engraver, $600 to $1,000 a year (male and female); form 304; announcement No-
117; age, 16 but not 20 years; vacancies exist in the Coast and Geodetic Survey; March 22, 1921."

Engineer, $2,400 or over a year; assistant engineer, $1,800 to $2,340 a year; junior engineer, $1,440
to $1,740 a year (male and female); form 1312; announcement No. 114; age, 25 but not 55 years;
vacancies exist in the Water Resources Branch of the Geological Survey; July 1, 1921.'

Girls' athletic director, $900 to $1,000 a year (male and female); form 1312; announcement No. 113;
age, 21 but not 45 years; vacancies exist in the Indian Service at Sherman Institute, Cal.; March 15,
1921.'

Mold maker's helper, $720 to $1,000 a year (male and female); form 1800; announcement No. 112;
age, 18 but not 50 years; vacancies exist in the Bureau of Standards, Department of Commerce, Wash-
ington, D. C; March 15, 1921.'

Physician, Panama Canal Service; announcement No. 641-amendment; training and experience
requirements changed.

Physician, $250 to $360 a month (male and female); form 1312; announcement No. 641; age, 22
but not 31 years; vacancies exist in The Panama Canal Service; March 12, 1921.



1 Nonassembled. Date given for nonassembled examinations is the last day for filing applications
and they must be in the hands of the Commission at Washington prior to the hour of closing business
on that day.



Deceased Employees.



The estates of the following deceased employees of The Panama Canal or the Panama Railroad
Company are now in process of settlement, and any claims against these estates, or any information
which might lead to the location of heirs, or to the recovery of property, bank deposits, postal savings,
or postal money order deposits, or any other moneys due them, should be presented at the office of
the Administrator of Estates at once in order that the estates may be settled as soon as possible. All
claims should be itemized, sworn to before a notary public, or other public officer having a seal, and
submitted in duplicate. These names will be published but once:



Name.


Check
No.


Native of —


Isthmian
residence. '


Employed by —


Date of death.


Isaac Fraser

Cyril Holder


25042
30354

55842
1434


Jamaica

Barbados

Jamaica

United States. . .


Folks River
Panama

Colon

Pedro Miguel. . .


Panama Railroad

Health Department. . . .

Mun. Eng. Div

The Panama Canal ....


Feb. 16, 1921.
Feb. 10, 1921.


Reginald Ethelbert

Myrie

Walter B. Smith


Feb. 6, 1921.
Feb. 16, 1921.



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD



409



Official Circulars.



Culebra Road a One-way Street.

The Panama Canal,
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 11, 1921.
To all concerned — That section of Culebra Road,
Ancon, between Gorgas Road and House No. 284,
is hereby declared a 1-way street for vehicular
traffic, with direction running uphill from the
junction of said road with Gorgas Road toward
House No. 284.

Jay J. Morrow,
Acting Governor.



Removal of Fire Extinguishers.

The Panama Canal,
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 14, 1921.
To all concerned — The attention of this office
has been called to the fact that fire extinguishers,
the property of the Police and Fire Division, have
at times been removed by employees of other
divisions from the locations where placed by em-
ployees of the Fire Division. This practice is
strictly against all rules and regulations and a
continuation thereof is liable to result in serious
damage in case of fire at points where these ex-
tinguishers have been located.

Officials and employees are cautioned not to
remove fire extinguishers without being so author-
ized by the proper officials of the Fire Division,
and any violation of the rules and regulations in
this respect will result in severe disciplinary action
being taken.

Jay J. Morrow,
Acting Governor.



Witnessing Signatures to Income Tax
Returns.

The Panama Canal,
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 10, 1921.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:

In connection with the submission of income
tax returns, the blanks for which are being dis-
tributed, it is requested that you permit notaries
public in your departments or divisions to witness
signatures to such returns for employees during
office hours, or at some specified period during the
day when it may not interfere too much with their
official duties.

C. A. McIlvaine,
Executive Secretary.



Report on Probationary Service.

The Panama Canal,
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., December 30, 1920.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:

The following circular letter "Report on Pro-
bationary Service," issued by the United States
Civil Service Commission, under date of October
28, 1920, is Quoted for your information:

"Clause (c) of section 1 of Civil Service Rule
VII provides that retention in the service of a
probationer beyond the probationary period con-
stitutes absolute appointment, following a pro-
vision that if the conduct or capacity of the pro-
bationer be not satisfactory to the appointing
officer he shall be so notified in writing with a full
statement of reasons and such notice shall ter-
minate his service.

"The Civil Service Act requires that there shall
be a probationary period before any absolute
appointment. The entrance examination de-
termines whether the applicant is entitled to trial,
but the period of probation affords a practical
test and is itself the final step of the examination.
The character of the service rendered by the pro-
bationer and his fidelity and business capacity



should be carefully observed, as the appointing
officer manifestly must be the final judge of the
qualifications and character of the person who
may be employed.

"The small number of persons dropped from
the service during or at the end of probation has
convinced the Commission that the reason under-
lying the requirement of a probationary period
has not received the consideration its importance
deserves, and that this very essential practical
test has not guarded the service against the in-
competent or the otherwise unfit as it should.
The practice prevailing in some of the bureaus
and offices of requiring a definite report and
recommendation from the probationer's immedi-
ate superior and not permitting the appointment
to become absolute passively is doubtless of some
effect.

"This is in harmony with the finding and recom-
mendation of the Congressional Joint Commission
on Reclassification of Salaries. The following is
quoted from this report:

'The Commission believes that a more thorough
and effective use should be m'ade of the pro-
bationary period, and that the law should be so
changed that probationary appointments could
become permanent only by a definite adminis-
trative decision.

'Recommendation 17 (b) — The Commission
therefore recommends that administrative offi-
cials be required to submit to the Civil Service
Commission such reports regarding the efficiency
of probationary appointees as the Commission
may require, and that no permanent appointment
be made except on certificate by the Commission
that the employee has satisfactorily passed his
probationary period.'

"The Commission desires to impress very forci-
bly upon the departments the fact that no pro-
bationary appointment should be allowed to be-
come absolute unless the character of service and
conduct of the probationer has been entirely
satisfactory, and the department can certify
unconditionally that his retention is believed to
be in the interest of the service.

"It seems that this matter should preferably
be handled administratively and that legislation
is unnecessary. Rule XIII, section 1, requires
every nominating and appointing officer to report
in detail to the Commission in such manner as it
may prescribe all changes in the service under his
authority. The Commission requests under this
authority report of each absolute appointment
over a certificate that the character of service
and conduct of the person during probation were
entirely satisfactory, and that his retention in the
interest of the service is believed to be warranted."

In the future, you will be advised of the ter-
mination of the probationary period in the case of
any employee under your supervision, in order
that the necessary report may be made to this
office, if it is desired that such appointmentj.be
made permanent.

By direction of the Acting Governor.

C. A. McIlvaine,
Executive Secretary.



Dispatch of Private Cable and Radio Mes-
sages from Balboa Heights.

Panama Railroad Company,

Office of Master of Transportation,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 7, 1921.
Circular No. 1741:

To all concerned — Effective with the close of
business to-day, the position as telegrapher and
car record clerk in the train dispatcher's office,
Administration Building, is abolished.

All cable and radio business heretofore handled
on that desk will be taken care of at Balboa
Heights railroad station.

Official business telegrams will be handled by
the train dispatcher.

W. F. Foster,
Master of Transportation.



410



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD



Annual Passes on Panama Railroad.

Panama Railroad Company,
Office of Superintendent,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 16, 1921.
To all concerned — On and after February 23,
1921, the 1920 card passes on the Panama Rail-
road will not be honored for transportation. The
card passes for the year 1921, which are now be-
ing distributed, will be honored effective at once.

W. F. Foster,
Acting Superintendent.



Acting Steamship Ticket Agent.

Panama Railroad Company,
Panama Railroad Steamship Line,
Office of Superintendent,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 11, 1921.
To all concerned — Effective February 12, 1921,
and during the absence of Mr. Frederick Grune-
wald, Jr., on leave, Mr. Jonas E. White will act
as steamship ticket agent of the Panama Rail-
road Company.

Robt. Beverley,
Assistant to Superintendent.
Approved :

YV. F. Foster,

Acting Superintendent.



Misdirected Letters.



Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 14, 1921.

Insufficiently addressed mail matter for the
following has been received in the office of the
Director of Posts and may be obtained upon re-
quest of the addressees. Request tor forwarding
may be made by telephone, calling No. 182,
Balboa.



Armitage, R. C.
Baily, Richard
Bartha, Mrs. James
Beers. W. H.
British and American

S. S. Agencies
Brown, Robert H.
Bull. Mrs. M. E.
Cannon, G. L.
Cavanaugh, Frank
Clark, Floyd
Conn, William
Craven, Thomas R.
Crawford, Dacas
Crowley, Capt. Arthur
Da Costa, Rhoda
Delaney, Florence
Deneen, Jack
Dougherty, Mrs. I.
Down, Mildred
Evans, Joseph A.
Farquahan, Mrs. M. F.
Ferguson, R. N.
Finlayson, Wm.
Gann, LeRoy
Goram, Ruth
Goulsters, Arthur John
Grote, Herbert
Henbey, Clara
Howell, Wilford
Johnson. Mrs. W. O.
Jones, Mrs. R. E.
Kelly, Wm. O.
Kieswetter, Ernest M.
Kindness, Floyd F.
King, P. R.
Lailer, William F.
Lambert, Peter J.
Lange, Mrs. E. C.
Latin American Ship.

Agency
McCathy, L. R.
McGoldrick, Hugh
Malo, Mrs. Jean Batis



Marquard, Mrs. Rose
Matson, Mrs. J. M.
Miller, Sam
Miller. Tom
Monahan, J. G.
Morales, A.
Paulsen, J. N.
Pearsons, Mrs. B.
Penfold, H. J.
Picon, Jose Maria Vivee
Poole. George D.
Powell, Ren. N. M.
Pryor, Mrs. D. H.
Putnam. John H. S.
Quick, Mrs. J. T.
Ratcliff, John
Reams, C. A.
Roselsky, Miss D., Box

594
Rowe, Mrs. Mary
Russell, James G.
Sanborn, Mrs. H.
Shomberg, A. G. (F.)
Smith, Barney J.
Sperry, S. W.
Steiner, C. H.
Stevens, Lester V.
Stover, H. B.
Ude, William C, Jr.
Tweed, Ula
U. S. A. Corporation

(D. J. McLean).
Vain, Gilman
Walsmith, Harry
Walters, Mrs. L. M.
Wesendorff , Lottie Spell
White. Mrs. Anna
Wikoff, Marion O.
Williams, D. T. M.
Wilson, Mrs. E. S.
Wilson, Mrs. E. L.
Wobler, F. J.
Woelffshan, J.



Sailing of the "General G. W. Goethals."

Panama Railroad Company,
Panama Railroad Steamship Line,

Office of Superintendent.
Balboa Heights, C. Z., February 17, 1921.
To all concerned — The steamship General G. W,
Goethals will sail from Cristobal for New York,
via Haiti, on Monday, February 28, at 3 p. m.
W. F. Foster,
Acting Superintendent.



January Rainfall for Three Years.





INCHES.


to

>

a
.2

'3

&


T3
O

3




STATIONS.


1919


1920


1921


1



a
°3


Pacific section:

Balboa Heights
Miraflores ....
Pedro Miguel .
Rio Grande. . .
Central section:
Culebra

Juan Mina . . .

Alhajuela

Vigia

Frijoles

Trinidad

Monte Lirio . .
Atlantic section:

Gatun

Brazos Brook.

Colon

Porto Bello . . .


013
.28
.16

.48
.64

.62
1.03

.50

.55

.97

.75

.93

1.61

2.47

4.03

1 42
2.48
1.82
4.31


T
T
.03
.03

.03

.05
.22
.15
.05
.16
.52
.24
31
.60
.37

.71

.30

.51

2.52


1.49
.88
.26
.04
.02

.03

.12

.15

.09

.23

.18

.17

2.50

1.52

3.32

2.01
1.89
1.31
4 21


1.00
.95
1.4S
1.00
1.02

1 47
.91
.70

1.64

.63

.96

.72

1.79

2.52

2.72

2 88
2.86
3.69
5.85


22
23
13
14
17

31
15
16
37
11
22
13
10
14
14

17
15
51
10


7
7
3
1
1

1
1

3
1
2
7
6
5
19
18

19
14
19
22



Rainfall from January 1 to January 31, 1921,
Inclusive.



STATIONS.


.3

15


"3
Q


"3
o
H


Pacific section:


Ins.

0.84
.60
.15
.04
.02

.03
.12
.13
.09
.21
.10
.05
.44
.27
1.80

.37
.48
.32


25

25

21

1

1

29
29
28
28
29
28
29
27&28
29
30

20
30

8


Ins.
1.49

.88




.26




.04




.02


Central section:


.03




.12




.15




.09




.23




.18




.17




1.67




1.52




3.32


Atlantic section:


2.01




1.89




1.31








.60


28


4.21







1 Standard rain gauge — readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gauge at unstarred stations — values
midnight to midnight.
'Standard rain gauge — readings at 8 a. m. daily.



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD



411



Eggs for Setting.

For a limited period only purchases of egg9
for setting may be made at the Summit poultry
farm at the following prices:

White Leghorn or Rhode Island Red, per set-
ting of 15 eggs, $3; two settings, or 30 eggs, $5.50.

All sales f. o. b. Summit.



Sale of Laying Mash.

The Summit Poultry Farm has on hand about
6,000 pounds of laying mash, in excess of the
amount required, which is offered for sale at
$7.42 per cwt. f. o. b. Summit poultry farm.
Orders should be placed on the Superintendent
of the Cattle Industry Division, Cristobal.



Sale of Gasoline Launch.

Sealed bids will be received in the office of the
Chief Quartermaster, The Panama Canal,
Balboa Heights, up to 10.30 a. m., March 7, and
then opened, for the purchase of the gasoline
launch Pioneer. Detailed information and form
of proposal may be had upon application to the
office of the Chief Quartermaster. The Panama
Canal reserves the right to reject any or all bids.



Sale of Rough Granite.

Sealed bids will be received in the office of the
Chief Quartermaster, The Panama Canal, Balboa
Heights, C. Z., up to 10.30 a. m., February 28,
and then opened, for the purchase of 12 pieces of
rough granite. Detailed description of this
granite, general condition of sale and form of pro-
posal may be had upon application to the office
of the Chief Quartermaster.



Sale of Equipment on Hand at the Old
Power and Refrigerating Plant, Commis-
sary Division, Cristobal.

Sealed bids will be received in the office of the
Chief Quartermaster, The Panama Canal,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., up to 10.30 a. m., April 12,
1921, and then opened for the purchase of various
ice machinery, electrical generators, pumps, etc.,
on; hand at the old power and refrigerating plant.
Commissary Division, Cristobal. Form of pro-
posal may be had upon application to the office
of the Chief Quartermaster, or the General Man-
ager, Commissary Division. The Panama Canal
reserves the right to reject any or all bids.



Sale of Brown Koist at Cristobal.

Sealed bids will be received in the office of the
Chief Quartermaster, The Panama Canal, Bal-
boa Heights, C. Z., up to 10.30 a. m., April 4,
1921, and then opened, for the purchase of a
"Fast plant" for handling coal and general
merchandise, manufactured by the Brown Hoist-
ing Machinery Co., Cleveland, Ohio. This plant
has been used by the Panama Railroad Company
at Cristobal for handling coal since 1906, and is
now located at Dock 14, Cristobal, C. Z. The
plant is no longer required and bids are solicited
for the entire hoisting plant, including all parts
above the rails on which it now stands, together
with all spare parts now on hand which were pur-
chased for use of this plant. Detailed description
and form of proposal may be had upon application
to the office of the Chief Quartermaster. The
Panama Canal reserves the right to reject any or
■all bids.



Additions to Commissary Stock.

Boot and Shoe Section.
Heels, rubber, women's, military, white, pr. $0.21
Shoes, growing girls' Oxfords, white canvas,

ivory welt, low heel, sizes 1 to 7, pr. .. . 4.35
Shoes, men's gunmetal bals, rubber heels,

P r ,■• •• ■ 5.50

Shoes, men s mahogany bals, rubber heels,

P r ; 5.80

Shoes, women s, white canvas pumps,

Louis heels, wht. welts, pair 6 . 30

Dry Goods Section.



11.45



3.45
1.05



3.75
3.05



03



1.15

.93

1.75



Cloths, table, linen, ea. .$6.35, $6.75, and
Cloths, table, cotton, Damask, 63" x 63",

ea 2 . 80

Cloths, table, cotton, Damask, 63" x 80'

ea

Cloths, tea, H. S., cotton, 36" x 36", ea!
Cloths, tray, Madeira linen, oblong, 1'8

x 27", ea

Cloths, tray, Madeira linen, oval, 20"

30", ea

Cloths, tray, Madeira linen, oblong, 20'

x 30", ea 3.20, 3.75, and 4.25

Cloths, tray, Madeira linen, 20" x 30", ea 4.15

Cotton, absorbent, pkg

Dress goods:

Silk, pongee, Shantung, natural, 32/33",
yd

Silk, pongee, white, 20", yd

Silk, pongee, blue and pink, 33", yd.. . .

Silk, pongee, natural, 33", yd. . $1.00 and $1 .45
Embroidery, Swiss, cotton cambric, yd. .05 and .09
Fans, paper, Jap., ea, .06, .09, .10, .13, and .14

Fans, silk, Jap, ea 30 and .32

Lace, footing, cotton, white, yd 05

Sets, table cloth and napkins, 24", set

$14.35, $15.20, and $17.50
Stationery:

Envelopes, plain white, 6|", 25s pkg. . .08

Envelopes, plain white, 4j"x5|", 25s

pkg 18

Suiting, English:

Bleached union drill, yd 1 . 00

All-wool worsted, yd 6.10

Serge, blue, white stripe, yd 6.20

Silk, pongee, natural color, 27/28", yd.. 2.05

Silk, pongee, Shantung, natural color,

27/28", yd 1.55

Robes, bath, boys', blanket, ea 3.55

Suiting, duck^ bleached cotton, linen

finish, yd 1 . 00

Suiting, coatings, black, yd 6.15

Suiting, drill, bleached, 27", union, yd... 1.00

Suiting, worsted, fancy, 54", yd

Suiting, Palm Beach, wool and cotton,

54", yd

Wash, mouth, Kolynos, bot



4.90



2.20
.58



Grocery Section.



Biscuits, assorted, sweet, "Rich Mixed"

(wholesale trade only), 3§-lb. tin 1.70

Peppermint stick, Morton's, 5-lb. tins,

1-oz. stick 04

Hardware Section.

Chinaware, Doulton, miscellaneous:

Jars, tobacco, ball top, D-3416, ea 2.55

Boats, gravy, with stand, D-2716, set. . 2.80



Route Service Jitney— Cristobal-Mt. Hope.

The following is the schedule of the official jitney service between
the Terminal building at Cristobal and Mount Hope. Cars stop at
the office of the Commissary Division each way:

Leave Terminal Building. Leave Mount Hope.

A.M. P.M. AM.

8.00 12.30 8.15

8.30 1.00 8.45

9.00 1.30 9.15



9.30
10.00
10.30



2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30



9.45
10.15
10.45



P.M.

12.45
1.15
1.45
2.15
2.45
3.15
3.45



412 THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD

COMMISSARY NOTES.



J. unci.

A large shipment of French perfumes, lotions, and powders, attractively packed,
has just been received and is being offered in all commissaries at very reasonable



Ribbon.

A small shipment of ribbons for the Easter trade has just arrived and is being
sold in the line commissaries at prices ranging from 34 to 94 cents a yard.

Toilet.

.rge shipment of French perfun
st been received and is being i
prices.

Bread.

Commissary customers will find that bread will keep longer in this climate without
becoming moldy if, before putting the loaf away, they will open the ends of the
wax paper container in which it is received instead of leaving it tightly sealed as it
is when sold.

Electrical Appliance Guarantee.

Hereafter a guarantee card will be dated, signed, and delivered with each electrical
appliance purchased in the commissary. If the apparatus develops defects within
the period of 1 year from date of sale, the Electrical Division will make the necessary
repairs; but all claims must be accompanied by the sale card, as otherwise they can
not be entertained.

Books.

Books received:

"Mexico in Revolution," by Blasco Ibanez; "The Enemies of Women," by Blasco Ibanez; "The
Vacation of the Kelwyns," by Wm. Dean Howells; "West Wind Drift," by George Barr McCutcheon-
"In Chancery," by John Galsworthy; "My Unknown Chum," by "Aguecheek;" "Wounded Souls, ,
by Philip Gibbs; "The Little Warrior," by P. G. Wodehouse; "The Ten-Foot Chain," by Achmed
Abdullah; Max Brand; P. P. Sheehan; and E. K. Means.

Customers who have been collecting books of the Modern Library will be interested
in knowing that the following new titles have just been received and distributed to the
line stores:

"Green Mansions," by W. H. Hudson; "Marius, the Epicurean," by Pater; "Temptation of St.
Anthony," by Flaubert; "Poems," by William Blake; "Marjorie Fleming's Book;" "Madam Cry-
santheme," by Pierre Loti; "The New Spirit," by Havelock Ellis; "Intentions," by Oscar Wilde.

and the following titles in the "Kings' Treasuries of Literature":

"The Adventures of Odysseus," retold from Homer; "Alpha of the Plough," selected essays from
"Pebbles on the Shore," and "Leaves in the Wind," by Alfred G. Gardiner; "Bee, Princess of Dwarfs,"
by Anatole France, "A Child'* Book of Saints," selections by William Canton; "Essay on Clive," by
Lord Macauley; "The Heroes," by Charles Kingsley; "The Lay of the Last Minstrel," by Sir Walter
Scott; "The Lore of the Wanderer," compiled by George Goodchild; "Modern Poetry;" "Sesame and
Lilies," by John Ruskin; "Tales from Anderson," edited by Reed Moorehouse; "Tales from Tolstoy,"
"The Tragedy of Richard II," by Shakespeare; "A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls," by Nathaniel
Hawthorne.

Important Changes in Delivery Service.

To effect further economy in the handling of deliveries, the vegetable peddle
trucks now serving the Ancon, Balboa, and Cristobal districts will be discontinued
after the close of this month. The sales made by these trucks are now so low that
business can well be handled through the present solicitor and delivery system, with
practically no additional expense, whereas at present it is costing a considerable sunr
for the equipment and labor thus employed, in addition to which must be reckoned
the increased condemnation resulting through exposure of perishable goods to the
warm air.

Another saving will be brought about by delivering grocery orders on the day
following instead of on the same day they are taken. More important than the-
economy which will result will be the elimination of congestion and confusion in the
order departments during the early afternoon hours. Under the present system cold
storage sections are late in getting out their work; the change will enable the stores
to give preference to cold storage orders which must necessarily be put up during the
afternoon of the day they are received. This matter has been very carefully con-
sidered and the statistics show that the average number of deliveries per family per
month is so low that no real inconvenience will be caused customers through the
difference of a day in making grocery deliveries. However, as an accommodation to-
those who wish to place grocery orders totaling less^ than $5 and not desiring special



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