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to $20.75 ... to go with the rods and reels
there are nylon, linen, and cuttyhunk lines
. . . sheathed hunting knives bv W. R. Case
for$3.30 . . . toilet sets, Old Spice, Yard-
ley's, and John Hudson Moore for $1.20 to
$4 . . . ties — many Wembleys and Arrows,
among others . . .

And good for all men who like to be
comfortable is a new Arrow Bi-way shirt
with a disappearing neckband that makes
it comfortable and good looking either as
a sport or dress shirt. It comes in colors
or fancy stripes and costs either $3.60 or

A new and good gadget is a porcupine

soap tray to keep your soap

New high and dry. It has rubber

Household bristles that stand up in the air

Gadget that serve also as a rubber

massage brush.

Pillsbury and Gold Medal flour can now
be bought in 2-pound packages as well as
in the 5-pound bags sold before.

There's a large lot of scissors in the stores
right now, including pinking shears for po-
tential home seamstresses.

This is the time of year when the sugar
in the commissaries comes from cane fields
in the Republic of Panama. From about
March through August, after the crop in
Panama is made into sugar, the largest put-
chases by the Commissary Division are
made. The native sugar is bought on the
basis of United States Federal Specifications
and the money value amounted to $146,-
159.39 last fiscal year.

For dietetics and dieters who don't like
to gain pounds, there's a new non-fat milk
powder called Sanalac.

And for salad fanciers who like to dress
up their dressings, there are these vinegars
you might not know about: Heinz white,
malt, tarragon, and red wine.

gardenias, coffee roses, periwinkles, ixora,
pentas, roses, and other similar plants
hold up well as cut flowers allowing one
to enjoy their beauty indoors as well as
out. They grow readily and many of
them flower throughout the year.

A wide variety of handsome flower- and
shade-trees will be found to meet every
landscape need. Such trees as the num-
erous cassias, Iagerstroemia, jacaranda,
royal poinciana, to mention a few, give
a beautiful show of color when in flower.

Choice budded fruit trees such as
orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and
mango are available at the Gardens and
will give you shade as well as fruit. What
could be nicer than your own limes for
your favorite drink?

Those who wish to limit their garden-
ing to indoors will also find a wide range
of plants suitable for this purpose at the
Gardens. The lack of sunlight in most
of the Canal Zone quarters somewhat
limits the plants that can be grown in-

doors; however, this need not discourage
one too much. Philodendrons, ferns, be-
gonias, violets, peperomias, and many
others will do well under shaded condi-

Planting around Canal quarters is per-
mitted in many areas and if there should
be any doubt, permission can be secured
through the Grounds Maintenance Divi-
sion. In most of the quarters now being
constructed, only the front lawn areas
are landscaped, leaving the rear areas for
the occupant to plant as he wishes. This
should allow room for that special flower
bed or any flowering shrubs you might

Any questions you might have in re-
gards to plant material, planting methods,
plants best suited for your particular area,
can be answered through the Gardens.

To fulfill that desire to exercise out of
doors, begin now on your planting and
you will be more than satisfied with the



June 6, 1952



6th — American Legion Post No. 6, Gam-
boa, 7:30 p. in.
7th— Track Foremen, Balboa B & B Shops.
8th — Pipefitters, Margarita Clubhouse,
9:30 a. m.
Sheetmetal Workers, No. 157, Balboa

Clubhouse, 9:30 a. m.
Plumbers, No. 606, Balboa Lodge Hall,
9:30 a. m.
9th— Machinists, No. 699, Margarita K.
of C. Hall, 7:30 p. m.
American Legion, Post No. 1, Balboa,
7:30 p. m.
10th Electrical Workers, No. 397, Wirz
Memorial, 7:30 p. m.
VFW Post No. 100, Old Boy Scout

Building, Cristobal, 7:30 p. m.
American Legion Post No. 2, Cristobal,

7:30 p. m.
American Legion Post No. 7, Fort

Clayton, 7:30 p. m.
American Legion Auxiliary No. 1,
Balboa, 7:30 p. m.
11th — Carpenters, No. 913, Balboa Lodge
Hall, 7:30 p. m.
Pacific Civic Council, Board Room,
Administration Building, 7:30 p. m.
13th— Blacksmiths, No. 400, with Boiler-
makers No. 463 and 471, Margarita
K. of C. Hall, 7:30 p. m.
15th— CLU-MTC, Balboa Lodge Hall.

8:30 a. m.
16th — Truckdrivers, Balboa Lodge 1 1, ill.
7:30 p. m.
Electrical Workers, No. 677, Gatun
Masonic Temple, 7:30 p. m.
17th— Machinists, No. 811, Balboa Lodge
Hall, 7:30 p. m.
Operating Engineers, No. 595, Marga-
rita K. of C. Hall, 7 p. m.
18th— AFGE No. 14, Balboa Clubhouse,
7:30 p. m.
American Legion Auxiliary No. 3,
Gatun, 7:30 p. m.
19th — American Legion Auxiliary No. 6,
Gamboa, 7:30 p. m.

23d— Machinists, No. 699, Margarita K.

of C. Hall, 7:30 p. m.
VFW Auxiliary, Post 3822, Post Home,

7:30 p. m.
24th— Operating Engineers, No. 595,

Balboa Lodge Hall, 7 p. m.
VFW Post No. 100, Old Boy Scout

Building, Cristobal, 7:30 p. m.
25th— AFGE No. 88, Margarita Club-
house, 7:30 p. m.
American Legion Auxiliary No. 2,

Cristobal, 7:30 p. m.
26th Governor-Employee Conference,

Board Room, Administration Building,

2 p. m.


1st — Gamboa Civic Council, Community

Center, 7:30 p. m.
Gatun Civic Council, Gatun Clubhouse,
7:30 p. m.

2d— VFW Post No. 40, Wirz Memorial,
7:30 p. m.

3d — Carpenters, No. 667, Margarita Club-
house, 7:30 p. m.

4th — Independence Day

June Sailings

From Cristobal

Ancon - June 6

Panama ___Junel3

Cristobal ... _ _ _ June 20

Ancon ...June 27

From New York

Panama -June 4

Cristobal . June 11

Ancon - - June 18

Panama June 25


Employees who observed important anni-
versaries during the month of May are listed
alphabetically below. The number of years
includes, all Government service with the
Canal or other agencies. Those with con-
tinuous service with the Canal are indicated
with (*).

40 Years

Maj. George Herman, Chief, Police

Berney J. Robinson, Steam Engineer,
Bunkering Section, Terminals Division.

35 Years

Francis J. Moumblow, Lockmaster,
Gatun Locks.

25 Years

Landen H. Gunn, Operator, Pipeline
Suction Dredge, Dredging Division.

George F. Herman, Construction and
Maintenance Foreman, Dredging Division.

*Greta E. Mann, Nurse, Gorgas Hos-

20 Years

James O. Deslondes, General Store-
keeper, Storehouses Division.

Donald P. Hutchinson, Junior Control
House Operator, Pacific Locks.

15 Years

Frank A. Anderson, Jr., Plumber,
Maintenance I )ivision.

Robert M. Blakely, Machinist Leading-
man, Industrial Bureau.

Russell W. Elwell, Ironworker-Welder,
Industrial Bureau.

Peter S. Legge, Steam Engineer, Dredg-
ing 1 livision.

Mary F. Maguire, Secretary, Office of
the Executive Secretary.

John A. McNatt, General Investigator.

Frank W. Van Home, Lock Operator,
Pacific Locks.

Robert Van Wagner, Administrative
Assistant, Maintenance Division.

F. C. Willoughby, Operator-Foreman
Mechanic, Electrical Division.



Employees who retired at the end of
May, their birthplace, titles, length of
service at retirement, and their future
addresses are:

Kathleen T. Baxter, Maine; Teacher,
Ancon Elementary School; 30 years, 7
months, and 23 days; Waterville, Me.

Sue P. Core, Indiana; Teacher, Ancon
Elementary School; 33 years, 6 months, and
18 days; future address uncertain.

William H. Dunlop, Illinois; Finance
Director; 26 years, 4 months, and 13 days;
plans uncertain.

Gustaf R. Holmelin, New York; Senior
Chief Towboat Engineer, Navigation Divi-
sion; 36 years, 6 months, and 24 days; East
Meadows, N. Y.

Harland V. Howard, Vermont; Electri
cian Operator Foreman, Power Branch; 23
years, 11 months, and 14days;Wesl Wood-

-id, k, Vt.

Gordon F. Kariger, Louisiana; Pilot,
Navigation Division; 19 years, I month,

and 4 days; Norfolk, Va.

James G. Maguire, Maine; General
Foreman, Electrical Division; 38 years, 4
months, and 11 days; Old Orchard Beach,


Solomon S. Shobe, Missouri; Dipper
Dredge Operator; Dredging Division; 32
years, and 1 days; Birmingham, \l.i.

Clarence Sibus, New York; Assistant
Superintendent, Pacific Locks; 28 yeai , I
month, and 20 days; Winter Park, Fla.

Edna C. Whitver, Missouri; Govern-
mental Accountant, Finance Bureau; 25

years, 3 months, and 1 day; Orlando, Fla.

April 15 Through May 15

The following list contains the names of
those U. S.-rate employees who were trans-
ferred from one division to another (unless
the change is administrative) or from one
type of work to another. It does not con-
tain within-grade promotions and regrad-


Frank Koenig, from Guard, Locks Div-
ision, to Postal Clerk, Postal, Customs, and
Immigration I (ivision.

Howard H. Alexander, from Guard,
Locks Division, to Policeman, Police Divi-

Mrs. Emily J. Price, from Library
Assistant to Librarian, Library Branch.

Beverly G. Y. Chan, from Library
Assistant to Museum Aid, Library Branch.

William H. Stephens, Jr., from Cus-
toms Guard, to Postal Clerk, Postal, Cus-
toms, and Immigration Division.

Mrs. Marion M. Webb, from Substitute
Teacher to High School Teacher, Schools
1 livision.

Mrs. Nancy N. Cottrell, from High
School Teacher to Substitute Teacher,
Schools I livision.


Roy J. Wilkey, from Lock Operator
Win in. mi, Pacific Locks, to Wireman, Elec-
trical I >i\ ision.

James W. Riley, from Telephone Instal-
ler-Maintainer to Automatic Switchman,
Electrical Division.

Mrs. Mae B. Cross, from Clerk-Typist
to Clerk, Maintenance Division,

Leon M. Warren, from Assist. ml Supei
intendent, Southern District, to Construc-
tion Management Engineer. Maintenance
1 )i\ ision.

Charles P. Morgan, from Superintend-
ent, Refuse Collection and Disposal, Ground
Maintenance Division, to General Construc-
tion Inspector, Contract and Inspection


William H. Gonzalez, from Electric
Welder to Combination Welder, Industrial

William C. Keepers, from Control-
House Operator to Lockmaster, Pacify


Arthur J. O'Donnell, from Lock Oper-
ator Wireman Leader to Control House
( Iperator, Pacific Locks.

Daniel P. Kiley, from Lock Operator
Wireman lo Lock Operator Wireman Lead-
er. I '.ii ific l.oi ks.

Genova J. Gibbs, from Lock Operator
Machinist to Lock Operator Machinist
Leader, Pacific Locks.

William J. Gilbert, from File Clerk,
Administrative Branch, to Guard, Atlantic

William E. Hof>kins, from Pilot-in-
Training to Probationary Pilot, Navigation

Victor C. Melant, from Drill Runner to
Storekeeper, Dredging Division.

Joaquin E. Cruz, from Supply Clerk,
Housing Division, to Accounting Clerk,
I iircLing I livision.

Rutberford B. H. Stroop, III, from
Customs On, ml, Postal, Customs, and Im-
migration Division, to Marine Dispatcher
I i ainee, Xa\ igat ion I >i\ ision.

Alfred Gloss, from 'Third Assistant Ma-
rine Engineer, Aid- t" Navigation Section,
to Chief Towboat Engineer, Navigation
Division. (See page 15)

June 6, 1952



Supplies Valued At $1,380,000 Bought
This Fiscal Year From Panama Sources

General Rice Leaves

Panama Canal purchases of supplies in
the Republic of Panama totaled $1,380,-

(ii)(l for the first nine months of this fiscal
year, a gain of $205,000 over the com-
parable period in the fiscal year 1951.

These figures are exclusive of purchases
by other Government agencies and con-
tractors in the local markets.

Local purchases by the Canal organiza-
tion during the third quarter of this fiscal
year, January through March, were re-
ported at $475,000 as compared with
$521,000 during the third quarter of last
fiscal year. The $40,000 decrease was
attributed to the heavy purchases of
sugar and building material from Jan-
uary through March of last year.

The purchase of all commodities, other
than sugar and building materials, showed
a substantial gain this year over the 1951
figures. The sugar supply for the Com-
missary Division is bought on a contract
basis and no local suppliers entered bids
during the early part of this fiscal year,
although the stock for the present quarter
is being supplied locally.

No Heavy Stockpiling Now

The drop of nearly $80,000 in the pur-
chase of building materials was influenced
by two factors. The Storehouse Division
was stockpiling these materials early last
year for the building program. No heavy
stockpiling is being done at present since
two of the largest building contractors
this year elected to make their own pur-
chases under an elective clause in the
construction contracts. While no figures
on these purchases by contractors in the
local markets are available to the Canal,
it is believed probable that building ma-
terials are being bought in much heavier
quantities this year than last because of
the greatly expanded building program.

There was an increase of more than
$50,000 in the purchase of materials in


{Continued from page 14)

Kenneth G. Taylor, from Policeman,
Police Division, to Guard, Locks Division.


Loron B. Burnham, from Employee
Relations Assistant to Employee Counsel-
lor, Employment and Utilization Division.


John F. Droste, from Auto Repair Ma-
chinist, Motor Transportation Division, to
Auto Repair Machinist, Terminals Division.

Richard H. Harper, from Policeman,
Police Division, to Auto Repair Machinist,
Terminals Division.

Marion E. Taake, from Policeman, Po-
lice Division, to Cribtender Gauger and
Foreman, Terminals Division.

Robnett B. I Hill, from Gauger and
Steam Engineer and Foreman, Cribtender,
to Steam Engineer, Terminals Division.

Maxwell S. Sanders, from Steam Engin-
eer to Relief Assistant Marine Bunkering
Foreman, Terminals Division.

Roy W. Perkins, from Assistant Relief
Marine Bunkering Foreman, to Assistant
Marine Bunkering Foreman, Terminals

Fred W. O'Rourke, from Assistant Ma-
rine Bunkering Foreman to Marine Bunk-
ering Foreman, Terminals Division.

Panama in the third quarter of this fiscal
year over that of last year in the various
categories other than sugar and building

The following figures, in round num-
bers, show the amount of purchases for
the two third quarters:

January - March

Meat products... - $180,000 Siss.niwi

Fruit and vegetables l"»,oihi 37,000

Other agricultural products.. 10,000 12,000

Other food products 4,000 9,000

Beverages- ... 26,000 35,000

Sugar and alcohol 55,000 2,000

Forest products.... 13,000 30,000

Industrial products 115,000 63,000

Miscellaneous supplies.... 83,000 99,000

Totals... $521,000 $475,000

The following table shows total pur-
chases for the first 9 months of the fiscal
years 1951 and 1952:

July I950 - July 1951-

Mar. /</<;! Mar. nj$2

Meat products $300,000 $532,000

Fruits and vegetables 75,000 99,000

Other agricultural products . 32,000 38,000

Other food products 13,000 22,000

Beverages 75,000 .104,0(10

Sugar and alcohol 85,000 0,000

Forest products 17,000 122,000

Industrial products 200,000 185,000

Miscellaneous supplies 250,000 209,000

Total ..$1,175,000 $1,380,000

It is believed that the total purchases
for this fiscal year will exceed by nearly
a half million dollars those in the fiscal
year 1951. Buying in the Panama market
during the last quarter of the fiscal year
1951 was comparatively light, whereas
the local purchases during April and May
of this year are reported at about the
same level as has prevailed throughout
this year. In addition, the purchase of
local sugar will be added to this year's
figures in the last quarter.

Beef Purchases Heavy

The purchase of Panama beef cattle
during January, February, and March of
this year represented, by far, the greatest

MAJ. GEN. GEORGE W. RICE, Health Director,
will complete his assignment in the Canal Zone this
month, lie plans to sail for the States late this month
and expects to be temporarily assigned to duty at
Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, Tex . where
he and Mrs. Rice plan to make their future home.
Oeneral Rice took office as Chief Health Officer of
The Panama Canal in May 1949, the title being
changed to Health Director when the reorganization
of the Canal took place in July 1950.

money value of any single product bought
locally. Beef purchases during these three
months totaled nearly $lfj(),()()0. Other
meat products bought in substantial
quantities were seafood and fowl. Over
$18,000 was spent for fish, lobster, and

An $8,000 gain was shown in the pur-
chase of local fresh fruits and vegetables
during the third quarter over the com-
parable period of last fiscal year. This
increase was attributed largely to the co-
operative efforts which have been made
during the past two years by Panama and
Canal authorities as well as local produc-
ers to increase this trade.

The most notable increases in the com-
parative figures for the two third-quarters
were in the purchase of forest products
and beverages. The purchase of forest
products increased by $17,000 while ap-
proximately $9,000 more was spent this
year for beverages of various classifica-

Your Health

The malaria season, like Christmas,
comes every year, but holds out longer.

Malaria isn't fun like Christmas, either.
It kills some people and it makes some
very sick — not just once, but sometimes
off and on for years.

The malaria germs that make you sick
always go around with mosquitoes. And
mosquitoes are thickest in the rainy
season months from May right through

The germs are choosey about their
friends; they stick with Anopheles mos-

But you seldom can ask a mosquito his
name before giving him permission to
bite you.

So it's best not to play with mosquitoes
at all if you don't want to mix with

To miss the mosquitoes who carry the
germs who carry the disease of malaria,
there are time-tested rules that you too
can try that have kept smart people
healthy before you.

(1) Unless you have real business out-
doors at night, stay indoors where there
are good screens around you.

The hunting and fishing, forinstance,
could wait until dry season when you
don't catch so many mosquitoes.

And if you must go to the interior for
your weekend fun, stay away from the
beaches and unscreened buildings after

(2) If you have to be outdoors at night,
keep moving— and use an insect repellant.

(3) Chills and fever are signs to be
watched. See a doctor when they develop.

On November 1, 1904, the police
department of the Canal Zone consisted
of three officers, 85 men, a chief clerk,
and one assistant.

The Isthmian Canal Commission in-
herited from the French company 2,175



June 6, 1952

New Apprentice Course Begins In July g

POTENTIAL APPP.EXTIC'ES in the Canal's apprentice training program are shown here taking the apprenticeship examination administered by 0. A. Dubbs,
Training Officer. Successful candidates will start in July four-year training courses in nine crafts in the Canal organization.

Sixteen apprentices in the Canal organ-
ization will start in July four-year train-
ing programs leading to qualification as
journeymen in 10 crafts.

The apprenticeship examination, the
results of which form the register from
which the 16 apprentices will be chosen,
was given to 41 applicants on May 10.

The test, which is given annually in
May, was administered by C. A. Dubbs,
Training Officer, and B. G. Mauzy,
Assistant Training Officer.

The apprenticeships to be established
this year will be in the following crafts
and Canal units:

Industrial Bureau: Three machinists,
two combination welders, and one boat-

Electrical Division: Four wiremen, two
cablesplicers and one automatic-tele-
phone switchman.

Commissary Division: One refrigera-
tion-service mechanic.

Printing Plant: One printer and one
offset pressman.

Results of the apprenticeship examina-
tion serve as an aid to the employing
officer in the units in which apprentices
are to be appointed.

The pattern of tests is made up of: The
Otis Test of Mental Ability; the Bennett
Test of Mechanical Comprehension; the
O'Rourke Test of Mechanical Aptitude;
the Purdue Industrial Classification Test;
the Minnesota Test of Spatial Relations;
a manipulative exercise; and a test of
numerical ability.

Last year 24 apprentices were appointed
from among 71 applicants taking the test.

Applicants must be high school grad-
uates between the ages of 172 and 23.

Five of the six who ranked highest on
this year's examination were under 18
years of age and the same five were all
from the Atlantic side of the Isthmus.

The results of the examination form
only one of the bases on which applicants
are chosen for the apprenticeships. The
applications which go to the employing
officers in the various units also include
the standard Form 57 United States ( lov-
ernment application, the applicant's high
school and college transcripts, and recom-
mendations from school authorities.

The four-year training program in-
cludes practical shop experience and class-
room work, under the general direction
of Philip Green, Industrial Training Co-

The classes, taught by Mr. Green, are
very much the same for all apprentices
during the first year of training, with less
time but more individualized instruction

as they become more specialized.

The amount of classroom work varie3
for the different trades but amounts to
something like 500 to 850 hours in the
four years of training. The times and
periods for class work also vary consider-
ably for different trades and at different
periods of the training but are frequently
given one day weekly.

Colon, Cristobal Police
Praised For Joint Patrol

Resolutions of commendation for their
part in maintaining the joint police patrol
which has operated successfully in the
New Cristobal area for the past year were
made last month by the Cristobal-Mar-
garita Civic Council to Maj. Pastor Ra-
mos of the Colon Police and Capt. John
Fahnestock of the Cristobal Police.

Colon and Canal Zone police share the
motor patrol which operates in this area
on a 24-hour a day basis.

Major Ramos' commendation was de-
livered to him by Edward D. White, Jr.,
President of the Cristobal - Margarita
Council, in the presence of Col. Richard-
son Selee, Civil Affairs Director, and Maj.
George Herman, Chief of the Canal Zone
Police. The commendation for Captain
Fahnestock was sent to the Governor who
forwarded it to Captain Fahnestock with
an accompanying congratulatory note.

In November 1904, the Isthmian Canal
Commission's employees on the Isthmus
numbered 3,500. In November 1905,
they totaled approximately 17,000.

New Military Assistant To Governor


I.T. ('« IL. W. W. SMITH. JR., (left) has arrived on the Isthmus to take up his duties as Military

Vssdstant to the Governor. He will suec I Lt. Qol. Marvin L. Jacobs, (right), who has been assigned as

Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Rose Polytechnic Institute in Indiana. Colonel Smith, before
coming to the Isthmus, had been on the Staff and faculty of the Engineer School at Fort Belvoir,
\ irginia He arrived on the Isthmus last month, accompanied by his wife and their three children.

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