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(Continued from page s) Henry L. Donovan.
The purpose of the Washington talks, the
Governor explained, was two-fold: to de-
termine if the Panama Canal Company
will continue in the business of providing
quarters for non-employees, and whether
rents for non-employees would be in-
creased. Rental rates for employees were
not on the agenda.

The meeting was opened with a break-
down on price of coffee in the Commissar-
ies. F. R. Johnson, Acting Supply and
Service Director, told the conferees that
raw material for a pound of "Tivoli"
brand coffee costs 54.3 cents delivered on
the Isthmus. During roasting, a shrink-
age of about 14 percent develops, so 7.8
cents is added to cover this. Labor, pack-
aging, storage, etc., add another 8.2 cents,
bringing the cost before retailing to 70.3
cents. To this price, 20 percent is added
for cost of purchase, warehousing, trans-
portation, retailing, accounting, allocation
of the commissary share for Government,
etc., which brings the coffee costs to the
85-cent retail price. The Commissaries
make no profit on coffee, Mr. Johnson

Also discussed were the question of
Christmas holidays and the possibility of
employees working the Saturdays before
Christmas and New Year instead of on
the days preceding the two holidays; the
medical tariff; the Pedro Miguel dispen-
sary, and various highway problems.

Attending the conference were: the
Governor and the Lieutenant Governor,
E. A. Doolan, Personnel Director; Forrest
G. Dunsmoor, Executive Assistant to the
Governor; E. W. Hatchett, Walter Wag-
ner, J. J. Tobin, W. R. Howe, W. M.
Price and Carl W. Hoffmeyer for the
Central Labor Union, Metal Trades Coun-
cil; Mr. Lovelady; Mr. Luhr; R. F. Ralph,
Gatun Civic Council; Timothy Ladd,
Cristobal-Margarita Civic Council; M. J.
Goodin, Gamboa Civic Council; Dr. H.
C. Deering, Pacific Civic Council; Guy
R. Lord, Marine Engineers; Robert C.
Daniels, Railway Conductors, and Joseph
L. Hummer, Machinists.


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

James Brown, Rhode Island, Electrician,
Aids to Navigation; 17 years, 9 months, 29
days; Lonsdale, R. I.

Ervin H. Eskildsen, Iowa, Pipefitter.
Industrial Bureau; 10 years, 7 months, 26
days; Panama.

Earl H. Gibbs, Missouri, Locomotive
Engineer, Railroad Division; 18 years, 3
months, and 9 days; Canal Zone until spring.

Chester P. Hall, Wisconsin. Cable-
splicer, Electrical Division; 20 years, 2i l /i
days; Panama until summer.



December 7, 1951

U. S. Groups Learn About Canal Zone

Through Diablo Camera Club Slides

CHRISTMAS CARD making was one of the projects studied recently by members of the Diablo
Heights Camera Club. Leader of this class is Harry Roland, standing. Seated, left to right, are:
W. C. Kcngable, the Club's President, Hilma Lee Morgan, Hope Benowitz. Mrs. V. F. Shaw, Ann
Strickler, M. W.Foscue, the Club's Second Vice President, and Francis F. Hargy.

Hundreds of people in the United States
are learning what the Panama Canal looks
like and how the people of the Canal Zone
liveвАФ through the efforts of the Diablo
Camera Club.

Now in the United States, for the
second time, is a collection of 85 color
slides prepared and edited by members of
the Club. The slide set, entitled "Cross-
roads Portrait," is accompanied by a
script to be read as the numbered slides
are shown.

The color slide group is now making up
a second slide set, called "Flowers of
Panama." This set of 125 flower slides,
accompanied by a script commentary,
will be presented at the December 20
meeting. Its second showing will be at
the January meeting of the Cardenas
River Garden Club.

The Diablo Camera Club, which at
present has a membership of 75 men and
women, has its own building at 5030 Hains
Street in Diablo Heights.

The Club's operations are governed by
a constitution, elected officers, an ap-
pointed Board of Directors, and appointed
committees. Its present president is W.
C. Kongable.

Has Two Darkrooms

Two fully-equipped darkrooms for
black-and-white developing and printing,
spot lights, flood lights, and slide pro-
jector and screen are available to the

They meet regularly the first and third
Thursdays of each month and black and
white photography and color slide work
are both covered extensively. Some of the
members also work with movies.

Competition is encouraged and monthly
as well as annual contests are held.
Guest speakers who specialize in some
phase of photography appear at the

Special instruction classes are held. A
six-week course in black-and-white work
has just been completed and a similar

course in color-slide work is now in prog-
ress. Several evenings were devoted re-
cently to making Christmas cards and
title slides. Field trips to the new El
Panama Hotel and to the Atlantic Side to
photograph the heliconia plants were
pleasant outings as well as being educa-
tional from a photographic angle.

The Club is a member of the Photo-
graphic Society of America which is the
largest group of photographers in the
world. The Diablo club participates in
the Society's color slide exhibits, and was
promoted to the Class A division for the
1951-52 series.

Members Win Awards

Position standing among the competing
clubs is attained by the number of points
awarded the six slides submitted by each
club in each contest. The Diablo Club
was among the first 10 percent of 65
competing clubs. Three members of the

Club, Eleanor Wine, L. C. Kridle, and
Jesse Gregg, won honorable mentions on
their slides submitted in the series. The
PSA Journal, a monthly magazine which
reports Society's activities and services
available to members as well as technical
articles, is stock equipment at the Diablo
Camera Clubhouse.

The Club bulletin, Light ' N' Lem, pub-
lished monthly, keeps members up to date
on club activities. In November it was
entered for the first time in the Photo-
graphic Society of America's bulletin
contest for clubs and received a Green
Ribbon award.

The club offers variety in its monthly
programs, even sponsoring photographic
exhibits from other parts of the world. In
January 1951, seventy-two black and
white prints of the Club Fotografico de
Mexico were shown, and in May a color
slide set on "Postwar Japan" made up by
the Circle of Confusion Camera Club of
Tokyo, was presented.

The club has entered a 1952 color slide
circuit which is sponsored by the Photo-
graphic Society of America. The Diablo
Club has lent five color slides for this
circuit, representative of the best work of
the club membership, and will view its
own slides along with slides of nine States'
camera clubs. The set is viewed by each
of the ten participating clubs with each
club furnishing comments on the slides in
the set, and also selecting the first,
second, and third best slides. This is a
new activity of the local club, and prom-
ises to be an excellent chance to compare
and view the work being done in color
photography by clubs in the United

Members are encouraged to participate
in the club programs and activities. The
color slide meeting in November brought
forth participation by twenty members,
in competition, judging, and projection of
slides taken on photographic field trips.

Guests are always welcome at the
meetings and are invited to enjoy the
programs and, perhaps, a doughnut and a
cup of coffee on one of the bright red
divans in the Club's "Cozy Corner."

PHOTOGRAPHERS have to have models, of course. A group of camera experts from the
Diablo Heights Camera Club, and their models, become subjects for the camera themselves during
a photographic outing at Gorgona Beach.

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