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Jarman, there are two casual types which are
laceless oxfords; two straight-tip oxfords,- a
classic overlay mocassin type shoe; and one
with a new type cushion inner sole for comfort
combined with looks. The Jarmans range in
price from about $8.95 to $13.95.

Sturdy clothes are another picnic "must."
For the men there are all sorts of good
looking sport shirts and to go with them spot
and crease-resistant slacks of nylon and rayon
in a gabardine weave, $6.85; or, for dressier
picnics some brand new Palm Beach trousers
in such gay colors as copper and aquamarine,
as well as more conservative shades, includ-
ing a striking new charcoal (the name alone
makes it picnic-talk), $9.75 and $11.50. If
your man will wear shorts, there are suntan
khakis at $2.75, or new rayon-cotton in a
linen weave, with back pockets,- $4.60.

GIRLS could be gay in blouses to suit their
mood combined with pedal pushers in twill,
of various and cheerful colors; $1.85; or
cuffed twill or cotton gabardine shorts, at
$1.75 a pair for the twill and $2.45 for the
gabardine. If you aren't the shorts type —
and, face it, some aren't — look at some new
and good-looking rayon gabardine slacks at
$2.60. They have an adjustable waistband.
Blue denim slacks are $1.95 and they look
best on the slim and trim.

Zone households. There were food short-
ages along certain lines, principally fresh
fruits and vegetables, and food prices in
both the Zone and Panama were increas-
ing. There were also evidences of in-
creased activities of submarines in the
Caribbean with a Colombian schooner
and two U. S. vessels sunk and a Pan-
amanian vessel reported as overdue and
presumed to be lost.

their old tires as the Canal Zone tire quota
was cut by two-thirds and the chance of
obtaining new tires became remote. Cer-
tificates were being issued for the recapping
of reclaimable tires.

Most Canal Zone residents were looking
with concern and even apprehension at

Only one shipment of Christmas trees
appeared on the Isthmus in 1943 and they
were snapped up before they had been on
the market five hours. The Commissary
Division had ordered only table trees and
they were not expected to arrive before



January 1, 1954

Santa Claus From Gamboa

BOOTED AND FURRED and straight from— not the North Pole— Gamboa, Santa Claus visits
the Paraiso kindergarten just before Christmas. Later he made stops at La Boca and Santo Tomas
Hospital. It is not strange that his helpers are in police and police guard uniforms, for Santa has come
from Gamboa penitentiary to bring the gifts that convicts there made during the year for some of the
young folk of the Canal Zone and Panama.

Canal Zone Police Association

Takes Care Of Its Own

(Continued from page 6) vice chairman of the
Cristobal chapter and James Latimer
serves as its secretary-treasurer, Elmer
Bierbaum, a past president of the Asso-
ciation, is vice chairman of the Balboa
chapter and Albert Hermanny is secre-

The Association's first honorary mem-
ber, in 1937, was the then Chief of the
Police and Fire Division, Guy Johannes.
Today, the Chief, Assistant Chief, and
all captains and lieutenants are honorary

The Association still has no clubhouses
of its own, although for years both
chapters conducted a steady, if unsuccess-
ful attempt to obtain the use of abandoned
first aid stations, wartime firehouses and
even an old searchlight position. Chapter
meetings are held at the two pistol
ranges, Gavilan on the Pacific side and
Rancho Ramos on the Atlantic side.

Dues are now $6 a year, with a $3
initiation fee. From this source of in-
come, plus the money obtained through
the police balls, the Association finances
its death and sickness benefits and spon-
sors a team in the Little League on each
side of the Canal Zone.

The Police Association has played, over
a period of years, an increasingly impor-
tant part in the lives of its members. It
has a number of accomplishments to its
credit— all of which, its officers add, were
obtained with the help of Canal Zone

Police officers now come under the
so-called FBI retirement act; that is, with
Civil Service approval they may retire
when they are 50 if they have 20 years of
police work.

Like the majority of other Company-
Government employees, policemen are
now on a 40-hour work week, with night
and holiday pay.

Salary adjustments were made for the

force in 1950 and 1951, and in 1953 the
Association was instrumental in obtaining
a pay raise for Zone policemen.

The Association was consulted when
police officers doffed their oldtime khaki
garb with high-collared blouses and big
Stetson hats for the trim gray of the
present uniform and have suggested
several later changes in the uniform.

One of the Association's major achieve-
ments was, through the Washington law
firm of King & King, obtaining a settle-
ment for overtime pay claims. In some
cases these claims amounted to several
thousand dollars.

Bachelor Quarters
Requirements Changed

Reduction of the service requirements
from 15 to 10 years for bachelor employees
of the Canal organization desiring assign-
ment to certain one-bedroom four-family
type apartments has been approved.

Assignments under the reduced service
requirement are being made from current
vacancy bulletin lists and apply only to a
limited number of Type 215 apartments
located at Diablo Heights and Margarita.
These assignments are to be made in
competition with families.

Since June 1953, bachelor employees
with 15 or more years service have been
permitted to apply for a limited number
of this type of quarters and such assign-
ments have been made since last August 1.

Type 215 apartments to which bachelor
employees are eligible have one bedroom
and bath, a large living and dining room
space measuring 11 by 19 feet, and ample
closet space. There are 88 of this type
of apartment located in Diablo and 84
in Margarita. They were built about
10 years ago.

Decrease In Income Tax
Will Benefit Employees

With the 10 percent decrease in United
States income taxes, which went into
effect today, Panama Canal Company-
Canal Zone Government employees will
find that there is a slight increase in the
pay checks they are due to receive Jan-
uary 11. The amount of the increase will
depend on the amount of salary an
employee earns and the number of
dependents he may be supporting.

For example, an unmarried employee
with a salary of $3,687.50 per year pre-
viously had a biweekly income tax deduc-
tion of $23.17. Effective with the pay
period, which began December 20, the
withholding tax deducted from his pay-
check will be reduced to $20.85 making
an increase of $2.32 in his take-home pay.

A married employee with a wife and
two children who is earning $4,743.79 per
year, formerly had $15.69 deducted from
his biweekly paycheck. The deduction
will now be $14.12 or a saving of $1.57.

The married employee earning $7,425,
who also has a wife and two children,
formerly paid $36.32 each payday to the
Government. Under the new law, his
deduction has been cut to $32.68 which
will save him $3.64 on each paycheck.

At the same time that the taxes were
cut, there was a one-third increase in
social security tax. This will affect only
a minor portion of Canal employees, how-
ever, as most of them are included in the
Civil Service retirement plan.

Forty Years Ago
In December

The American force in the Canal Zone,
according to the Canal Record, was
celebrating its eighth Isthmian Christ-
mas 40 years ago last month. Before
1906, celebrations "were more private in
character and could not be classed with
the large community entertainments held
every year since that time," the Record

Yearly since 1906 Christmas celebra-
tions were held in the Commission Club-
houses and town social halls and"generous
expenditures were made for gifts and
treats for the children. An average of
1 ,200 American boys and girls have par-
ticipated each year" in these celebrations.

With work on the Canal proper com i tig
to an end, thoughts ivere turning to the
establishment of what icere called permanent
townsiles. Site work at La Boca tvas almost
completed and 18 houses were finished.
Family quarters were to be on the south
side of the park which split the town in two,
bachelor quarters on the north side. The
Commissaries had opened a La Boca store
to sell canned vegetables and cold storage

Work was about to begin on 10 con-
crete, four-family quarters on the south-
erly spur of Sosa Hill, the first residences
constructed in the permanent town of
Balboa. In Ancon plans were completed
for a commissary building "of a perma-
nent type, the first to be erected in the
CanafZone." It was to be built on the
site of an old French Building formerly
used by the District Quartermaster as a

January 1 , 1954




Clubhouse, Police, And Rent

Changes Told To Conferees

THIS UNPREPOSSESSING CRAFT, the craneboat A. La-Valley, made history. Forty years ago
she went from ocean to ocean through the Panama Canal, a quite ordinary event these days but epochal
then; she was the first steam vessel to make the inter-oceanic passage. The date: January 7, 1914.

Governor Holds First Meeting

With Local Rate Civic Councils

(Continued from page 2) Section will be

moved to the main store, thus eliminating
the inconvenience of buyers having to
walk in rain or hot sun to the separate
building where the oil was formerly sold.

Commissary changes will be made at
La Boca to afford better utilization by
employees and customers. Pending the
change in layout when the grocery and
cold storage facilities will be combined,
additional parcel lockers with doors and
hasps will be provided for the convenience
of customers. In addition, the present
drinking fountain will be installed in a
more convenient location and a second
one will be provided.

Two Communities

A second window will be opened at
Gorgas Hospital Pharmacy to ease con-
gestion there, as requested. In this con-
nection, the Governor repeated a com-
ment that he had made to the U. S.-rate
representatives the previous month—
that factors of economy would require
increasing stress on the concept of a single
community on the Atlantic side and the
Pacific side, each with C3ntralized facili-
ties, rather than duplicate facilities in the
several local-rate communities on either
side of the Isthmus.

Two Rainbow City problems were
answered by the Governor:

A hard-surfaced asphalt walk with a
rock base, six feet wide, will be built to
connect a group of houses recently con-
verted to local-rate use with the Camp
Bierd Commissary, replacing a rough,
muddy path.

A chain-link fence, 42 inches high, will
be erected along the side of the Rainbow
City school to protect children from
falling into a deep drainage ditch that,
especially when filled with water, consti-
tutes a hazard.

A suggestion concerning payroll deduc-
tions for the purchase of U. S. Savings
Bonds, of interest to all employees, was
answered when the Governor stated that
for the convenience of local-rate employ-
ees three equal $6.25 deductions for eich
$18.75 bond had been approved.

After general discussion, the Governor
closed the meeting with an expression of
appreciation for the interest and coopera-
tion of the conferees, and the belief that
a new and valuable channel of communi-
cation and mutual understanding had
been inaugurated.

(Continued from page .') warned the

Civic Council representatives that the
misuse of identification-privilege cards —
commonly known as commissary cards —
can result in their loss by the individual
who permits their misuse. He appealed
to the councilmen to attempt to convince
the people of their towns that permitting
unauthorized persons to use these cards
is not conducive to community welfare.
He pointed out that the probbm was a
moral one which could not be solved by

Pool And Stadium

Questions raised at the conference, for
answer at later meetings, included one as
to a possible swimming pool for Margarita
now that the Hotel Washington has been
leased to a private firm, and one regarding
a new stadium for Balboa, since the pres-
ent structure has been in a bad state of
disrepair for some time.

Attending the December conference
were: The Governor, E. A. Doolan, Per-
sonnel Director, Norman Johnson, Em-
ployee and Labor Relations Officer, for
the Administration; Elmer Powell of the
General Committee of Civic Councils;
Sam Roe, Jr., outgoing president of the
Pacific Civic Councils; Charles Hammond
of Pedro Miguel; Marion Goodin, out-
going president of the Gamboa Council,
who was accompanied by his successor,
James D. MacLean.


TAKING IT AS a picture, The Review staff considers this shot of Haitian
diving boys one of the best we used last year



January 1, 1954


November 15 through December 15

Employees who were promoted or trans-
ferred between November 15 and December
15 are listed below. Regradings and within-
grade promotions are not listed.


John W. Dougherty, from Clerk-Typist,
Plant Inventory and Appraisal Staff, to File
Clerk, Records Section.

Judith A. Crooks, Clerk-Stenographer,
from Clubhouse Division to Administrative


Donald R. Rudy, from Fireman, Fire
Division, to Postal Clerk, Postal, Customs,
and Immigration Division.

Edward P. Banach, William Geer,
from Heavy Special Truck Driver, Motor
Transportation Division, to Fireman, Fire

Mrs. Marguerite E. Hauberg, from
Substitute Teacher to Library Assistant,
I )ivision of Schools.

Mrs. Johanne R. Pearson, Mrs. Leona
S. Hochsberg, Mrs. Geneva M. Bowen,
Mrs. Rhoda S. Brians, from Kindergarten
Assistant to Elementary School Teacher,
Schools Division.

Mrs. Roberte S. Kotnik, from Substi-
tute Teacher to Kindergarten Assistant,
Division of Schools.


Mrs. Rosa V. Garcia de Paredes,

Card Punch Operator, from Accounting
Division to Fiscal Division.

Mrs. Evelyn S. Endicott, from Card
Punch Operator, Tabulating Machine
Branch, to Accounting Clerk, Agents
Accounts Branch.

Mrs. Anne A. Lawson, from Accounting
Clerk to Voucher Examiner, Fiscal Division.
Mrs. Mabelle B. Walker, from Clerk-
Stenographer to Voucher Examiner, Fiscal

John F. LaRue, Jr., from Heavy Special
Truck Driver, Motor Transportation Divi-
sion, to Time, Leave, and Payroll Clerk,
Payroll Branch.

Howard E. Turner, from Systems
Accountant, Fiscal Division, to Chief, Pay-
roll Branch.

Isabel M. Diaz, from Clerk-Typist to
Booking Machine Operator, Claims Branch.
Daniel C. Zitzman, from Fiscal Ac-
counting Clerk, Industrial Division, to Cash
Accounting Clerk, Treasury Branch.

Hilton F. Hughes, from Operator-Fore-
man Electrician to Chief, Station (Diesel
Generation), Electrical Division.

Milton Horter, Jr., from Powerhouse
Operator to Operator-Foreman Electrician,
Electrical Division.

Kenneth L. Humble, from Powerhouse
Operator to Senior Powerhouse Operator,
Electrical Division.

Everette N. Clouse, Combination Weld-
er, from Dredging Division to Maintenance

James G. F. Trimble, from Plant
Electrician, Commissary Division, to Wire-
man, Electrical Division.

Philip D. Simmons, from Lock Opera-
tor Wireman, Atlantic Locks, to Wireman,
Electrical Division.

Howard W. Osborn, from Traffic
Engineer, Engineering Division, to Super-
visory Construction Management Engineer,
Maintenance Division.

Joseph A. Howland, from Powerhouse
Operator to Powerhouse Operator-Dis-
patcher, Electrical Division.

Richard B. Eddy, from Plant Electrician
Commissary Division, to Powerhouse Oper-
ator-Dispatcher, Electrical Division.

Joseph J. Lukacs, from Pumping Plant
Operator to Filtration Plant Operator,
Maintenance Division.

Charles J. Palles, from Sheetmetal
Worker to Sheetmetal Worker Leader,
Maintenance Division.

Julian S. Hearne, from Assistant Super-
visor of Dredging, Dredging Division, to
Chief, Hydrographic Surveys Branch, Engi-
neering Division.

Norton B. Stephenson, from Account-
ing Clerk, Agents Accounts Branch, to

Administrative Assistant, Engineering

Herbert F. Paddock, from Chief, Station
(Hydro-Generation II) to Chief Dispatcher
and Chief, Station (Hydro-Generation),
Electrical Division.

Ralph H. Graham, from Chief, Station
(Diesel Generation) to Chief, Station
(Hydro-Generation II), Electrical Division.

Mrs. Ida E. Morris, from Library
Assistant, Library, to Storekeeper (General)
Gorgas Hospital.

Mrs. Carol H. Bowen, from Store-
keeper, Gorgas Hospital, to Clerk-Typist,
Division of Sanitation.


John D. Hollen, from Valuation Engi-
neer (Chief, Plant Inventory and Appraisal
Staff) to Chief, Executive Planning Staff.

Albert A. Shore, from Diesel Loco-
motive Machinist, Railroad Division, to
Lock Operator Machinist, Pacific Locks.

Remus H. Taylor, from Probationary to
Qualified Pilot, Navigation Division.

John B. Spivey, from Motorboat Main-
tenance Mechanic to Instrument Repair-
man, Navigational Aids.

Ralph E. Robinson, from Heavyfire
Blacksmith and Forger to Heavyfire Black-
smith and Blacksmith Leader, Industrial

James C. Macaulay, from Blacksmith,
Dredging Division, to Blacksmith and
Blacksmith Heavyfire and Blacksmith
Heavy Forger, Industrial Division.

Robert G. Peterson, from Cash Ac-
counting Clerk, Treasury Branch, to Super-
visory Administrative Assistant, Naviga-
tion Division.


Ralph A. Nelson, from Ganger, Division
of Storehouses, to Gauger and Cribtender
Foreman, Terminals Division.

Gilbert F. Chase, from Clerk, Main-
tenance Division, to Gauger and Crib-
tender Foreman, Terminals Division.

Henry E. May, Jr., from Gauger and
Cribtender Foreman to Freight Traffic
Clerk, Terminals Division.

Victor T. McGarry, from Freight
Traffic Clerk to Supervisory Storekeeper,
Terminals Division.

Norman E. J. Demers, from Super-
visory Business Accountant, Terminals
Division, to Administrative Assistant, Office
of the Director.


From Cristobal

Panama January 1

Cristobal January 9

Anron January 15

Panama... January 22

Cristobal January 29

From New York

Ancon January 5

Panama January 1 2

Cristobal January 19

A neon J anuary 26

(Northbound the ships are in Haiti from 7 a. m. to
noon Sunday; southbound, the Haiti stop is Saturday
from 7 a. m. to 4 p. m.)


Retirement certificates were presented the
end of December to the following employees
who are listed alphabetically, together with
their birth places, titles, length of service
and future addresses.

Charles V. Holmelin, New York; Plant
Electrician, Commissary Division; 37 years,
7 months, 7 days; Canal Zone for present.

Mary Worrell, Missouri; Teacher, Cris-
tobal High School; 19 years, 3 months, 9
davs; address uncertain.


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


*Arthur Morgan, Dipper Dredge Oper-
ator, Dredging Division.


John L. Reese, Jr., Control House
Operator, Locks Division.

Waldron Francis, Mechanical Helper,
Industrial Division.


Charles K. Cross, Supervisor, Records
Analyst, Administrative Branch.

Perc F. Graham, Lieutenant, Fire

John D. Lowe, Stevedore Foreman,
Terminals Division.

Ralph A. Sylvestre, Hospital Adminis-
strative Officer, Health Bureau.

Samuel D. Aycock, Medical Officer,
Health Bureau.

*William Black, Assistant Superin-
tendent, Miraflores Locks, Locks Division.

*Kenneth R. A. Booth, Business
Analyst, Comptroller's Office.

*Neil H. Wilson, Supervisory Admeas-
urer, Navigation Division.

Floyd H. Baldwin, Chief, Fiscal Divi-

Carlos M. Badiola, Construction Engin-
eer, Maintenance Division.

Jack K. Campbell, Cash Accounting
Clerk, Fiscal Division.

Leon E. Dedeaux, Carpenter Foreman,
Maintenance Division.

Alexander Egudin, Pharmacist, Health

Robert K. Hanna, Cash Accounting
Assistant, Comptroller's Office.

Grady B. Hardison, Policeman, Police

Gerald L. Neal, Conductor, Transporta-
tion and Terminals Division.

*Harry E. Pearl, Civil Engineer, Engin-
eering Division.

Beatrice H. Simonis, Director of
Nurses, Gorgas Hospital.

Glynn L. Terrell, Lock Operator, Locks

Subert Turbyfill, Junior College In-
structor, Schools Division.

Mary M. Barras, Staff Nurse, Gorgas

Albert B. Collins, Maintainer, Electric
Cargo Equipment, Terminals Division.

Ben B. Gupton, Customs Guard, Civil
Affairs Bureau.

Carl F. Maedl, High School Teacher,
Schools Division.

Carl N. Nix, Operator-Foreman Elec-
trician, Electrical Division.

*Frances P. Washabaugh, Customs
Inspector, Civil Affairs Bureau.


(Pontinuedfrom pages) instruments. However,
their multiple fixed lens eyes do not come
anywhere near our visual acuity.

When we consider our eyes with all
their marvelously delicate parts, it is
amazing that they last us as long as they
do. You can imagine what effect a drop of
corrosive acid, a little burning caustic, a
small splinter of glass, a flying chip of
wood or metal, or wind-borne cinders will
have when coming in violent contact
with this delicate mechanism.

Queer, isn't it, the way a man will
protect his golf clubs with expensive
booties, carry his camera and accessories
in a small leather suitcase, using the best
of tissue and soft camel-hair brushes to
clean the lens, even carry his eye glasses
in protective cases, yet doesn't think it
important enough on the job to take the
time to don a pair of goggles to protect
the most precious and irreplaceable asset
he owns, next to life itself?

January 1, 1954











Col. Craig Smyser, Director 2-2323

E. M. Brovvder, Jr., Assistant Director.. . .2-2323
Harold H. Feeney, Chief, Contract and Inspection

Division 2-3739

P. A. White, Chief, Dredging Division, Gamboa 6- 186

J. A. Driscoll, Assistant Chief .6- 182

J. Bartley Smith, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Divi-
sion 2-1265

Roy D. Reece, Assistant Electrical Engineer 2-1265

F. H. Irwin, Designing Engineer, Engineering Division. 2-2691
Wells D. Wright, Assistant Designing Engineer 2-2691

F. H. Lerchen, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance

Division 2-1269

N. E. Wise, Assistant Maintenance Engineer 2-1269

W. H. Esslinger, Chief Hydrographer, Meteorological

and Hydrographic Branch 2-2605

T. C. Henter, Assistant Chief Hydrographer. _ ..2-2604


Capt. F. A. Munroe, Jr., USN, Director and

Chief Navigation Division _ _ 2-3344

W. A. Dryja, Assistant to Marine Director.. 2-2186

Capt. Horatio A. Lincoln, USN, Port Captain, Bal 2-2631

Capt. Elmer G. Abbott, Assistant Port Captain.. .2-1261

Capt. John Andrews, Jr., USN, Port Captain, Cris 3-1639

Capt. S. L. Brown, Assistant Port Captain.. ..3-2196

R. C. Stockham, Chief, Locks Division.. 4- 136

Wm. A. Van Siclen, Jr., Superintendent, Atlantic

Branch 5- 121

Earl Cassell, Assistant Superintendent __5- 121

Truman H. Hoenke, Superintendent, Pacific Branch_48- 213

William Black, Assistant Superintendent 48- 315

Capt. Robert H. Emerick, USNR, Chief, Industrial Divi-
sion 3-2392

M. B. Nickel, Production Engineer. . _ 3-1215

A. A. Whitlock, Plant Engineer. _ _ .3-1826
Capt. Frank D. Harris, Chief, Aids to Navigation Sec-
tion, Gatun 5- 432

J. D. Tate, Assistant Chief 5- 432

E. C. Lombard, Executive Secretary 2-

Lt. Col. David S. Parker, Military Assistant .2-

F. G. Dunsmoor, Administrative Assistant 2-

John D. Hollen, Chief, Executive Planning Staff 2-

William G. Arey, Jr., Public Relations Director 2-

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