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inaugurated June 1. Left to nght. the guards are: Lloyd Hewitt, Ervin D. Hicks, .Mva J. Henry, Henry
B. Thomas, Walwin Hoy, Harold X. Lewis and Willard Archbold. Their supervisor, Julius Szivos, does
not appear here.

Tarpon Still King

On Chagres River

{Continued fram page 9) Still done from

the spillway apron, it is no longer the
common sight it once was. Trolling on
the seven-mile stretch from the spillway
to the mouth of the Chagres River near
Fort San Lorenzo has become more pop-
ular and seldom fails to result in a suc-
cession of thrills which brings members
of the Tarpon Club out night after night
as well as over the week-ends.

Silver King

Snook, jack, and snapper also are
caught in these waters but the legendary
Silver King is the true lure for most
sportsmen. It is one of the gamest and
prettiest fish knowTi and one of the
hardest to land because of the hard bones
in its jaws and head. There are records
of tarpon in the Atlantic as far back
as 1643 but up to the time of the con-
struction of the Panama Canal they did
not inhabit the Pacific. In recent years
they have been found in Gatun and Mira-
flores lakes and there is excellent evidence
that they have passed through the Canal.

It is a warm-water fish averaging from
30 to 80 pounds, which retires toward the
tropics during cold weather. Its breeding
habits are unknown but many people
believe that the tarpon follow up the
rivers to spawn. This theory seems likely
as at certain times of the year the Chagres
River is alive with tarpon while at other
times they are fairly scarce.

At Gatun, according to an old news-
paper account, the tarpon are caught on
a fly. This method was started about
1916 probably about the time that Gov-
ernor Goethals issued an official circular
prohibiting fishing in the Chagres River
below the spillway at Gatun except with
a rod and reel.

Thrill Of Thrills

An angler standing on the bank of the
spillway with a 12-foot bass rod or a 9,'^
foot fly rod, 200 yards of 12- or 13-pound
Ime, small lead wires. Brown Hackle fly
and a No. 6 hook can get a thrill that he
will remember the rest of his days, old-
timers reported.

Shortly after Pearl Harbor Day, the

Gatun Tarpon Club was closed for the
duration, the locale commandeered for
defense purposes and the historic old
Tarpon Club demolished as a fire hazard
because of its strategic position near the
Gatun Locks.

Since the war, much of the old life has
been resumed at the Tarpon Club with
a transfer of the members and their
equipment to three Quonset huts placed
at their disposal by the U. S. Army sub-
ject to the right of the Army to reoccupy
the buildings if and when necessary as a
defense measure. " At the beginning of the
war in Korea, the Army did just that.
They reoccupied four Army buildings in
that area and one and a half belonging
to the Tarpon Club.

Future Plans

The 138 members of the Tarpon Club,
however, are making plans for the future,
and within a few years they hope to have
a new clubhouse constructed which will
have all the comforts of the pre-war
fishing headquarters plus a few modern
touches. The site chosen for the new
building is on a hill overlooking both
the Chagres River and Gatun Lake.

Meanwhile, a number of the members
have built fishing boats on which they
spend their week-ends. The boats range
from 18 to 20 feet in length and have
names as ingenuous as their construction.
Visitors should not be misled by the fact
that they are homemade, however, for
each is a hardy, seagoing craft which
could stand up to a mild buffeting at sea
should the owner decide to go fi.shing
beyond the mouth of the Chagres River.

During the past few years, fishing here
as well as in other parts of the world has
become more specialized and there is in-
creasing emphasis on the conservation of
game fish. It is no longer considered
sporting to catch fish in large numbers.

Experts now use a point system which
takes into consideration the size of the
fish in relation to the size of the line and
equipment used. The point system is a
complicated business understood only by
fishermen but on this system trophies are
awarded twice each year to the members
with the largest number of points. Usu-
ally they go to the anglers with skill
rather than luck and with perseverance
rather than brawn.



August 6, 1954



June 15 through July 15

Employees who were pionioted or trans-
ferred between June 15 and July 15 are
listed below. Regradings and within-grade
promotions are not listed.

Mrs. Anita H. McKeown, File Clerk,
from Claims Branch to Record Section.
Mrs. Suzu K. Kuramoto, from Clerk-
r\pist, Accounting Division, to Librarian,
Library. .

Clarence M. Wilson, trom Junior High
School Teacher to High School Teacher.

Galeon M. Jarvis, from High School
Teacher to Juiiidr High School Teacher.

Mrs. Evelyn D. Engellve, Clerk-Stenog-
rapher, from' Internal Security Office to
Police Diyision.

William G. Hoelzle, from Motorcycle
Officer to Motorcycle Officer and I^jliceman,
Police ni\ ision.

William T. Nail, James L. Cicero,
from Policeman to Policeman and Motor-
cycle Officer, Police Division.
' Albert B. Cooper, from Police Sergeant
to Police Sergeant and Motorcyle Sergeant,
Police Division.

Alba D. Hutchings, Jr., from Laundry
Foreman, Commissary Diyision, to Customs
Guard, Postal, Customs, and Immigration

Wilson H. Crook, from General Man-
ager, Service Center Di\ision, to Commun-
ity Services Director.

Mrs. Helen R. Hobbs, from Property
and Supply Clerk, Housing Division, to
Time, Leave, and Payroll Clerk. Payroll

Bertha I. Frensley, from Stenographer
to Clerk (Stenographer), .Accounting Sys-
tems Staff.

Mrs. Claire V. Hughes, Clerk-Typist,
from Employment and Utilization Division
to Cost Accounts Branch.

Robert V. Chenalloy, Irom .Accountant,
General Accounts Branch, to Systems Ac-
countant, .Accounting and Classification

Howard Lewis, from .Accounting Clerk,
General .Accounts Branch, to Accountant.
.Accounting Classification Section.

Mrs. Susan M. Magee, from Clerk-
Typist, Cost .Accounts Branch, to Clerk-
Stenographer, Plant Insentory and .Ap-
praisal Staff.

Mrs. Adelia J. Shacklett, from lime.
Leave, and I^utoII Clerk, Pa\Toll Branch,
to Clerk-Tvpist, Cost Accounts Branch.

Mrs. Jean G. Humble, Clerk- Typist,
from .Agents .Accounts Branch to Cost .Ac-
counts Branch.

Isabel M. Diaz, from Bookkeeping Ma-
chine Operator (Typist), Claims Branch, to
Bookkeeping Machine Operator, Agents Ac-
counts Branch.

Mrs. Jean de la Pefla, Clerk-'I ypist,
from Cost .Accounts Branch to Claims

Matthew Shannon, Foreman Painter,
from Maintenance Diyision to Dredging

Max M. Schoch, Charles H. Bath, Jr.,
frcmi .Assistant Foreman to Public Works
Foreman, Maintenance Division.

Anthony R. Lombroia, from Carpenter
Leader to Carpenter Foreman, Maintenance

Mrs. Anna D. Thomas, Telephone Op-
erator, from Atlantic Locks to Electrical

Ray D. Wells, from Clerical Assistant
('Typist), Fire Division, to Clerical Assist-
ant, Contractors Hill Project.

Ernesto A. Quintero, Carlos M. Ba-
diola. General Engineer, from Engineering
Division to Contractors Hill Project.

Harry E. Pearl, from Civil Engineer,
rCngineering Division, to Office Engineer,
Contractors Hill Project.

Charles P. Barton, froin Construction

Engineer (General). Maintenance T)i\ision,

to Field Engineer, Contractors Hill Project.

Jack B. Love, from Guard, Contractors

Hill, to .Apprentice Cablesplicer, Electrical

Howard M. Armistead, from Fireman.
Fire Division, to .Apprentice Armature
Winder, Electrical Division.

Theodore J. Wilber, from Clerical .As-
sistant to Supervisory .Administrative Assist-
ant, Electrical Division.


Dr. Juan L. Correa, Jr., from Hospital
Resident to Medical Officer (Internal Med-
icine), Gorgas Hospital.

Dr. Robert H. Donald, from Intern to
Medical Officer (Ear, Nose, and Throat),
Gorgas Hospital.

Mrs. Dora J. Coleman, from Histo-
pathology Technician, Board of Health
Laboratory, to Medical Technician (Gen-
eral), Colon Hospital.

Mrs. Eva W. Phipps, Staff Nurse, from
Colon to Gorgas Hospital.

Robert L. Thompson, froni Adminis-
tration .Assistant, .Administrative Section,
to Hospital Administrative .Assistant, Gor-
gas Hospital.

Clifford V. Russell, from Hospital .Ad-
ministrative .Assistant, Gorgas Hospital, to
Hospital .Administrative Officer, Corozal

August E. Schuler, Hospital .Adminis-
trative Officer, from Colon Hospital to
Gorgas Hospital.

Arthur W. Smith, from Supervisory
.Accounting Clerk, Gorgas Hospital, to .Ad-
ministrative .Assistant, Administrative Sec-

Robert Cole, Hospital Administrative
Officer, from Corozal to Colon Hospital.

Mrs. Exier J. Hopkins, from .Account-
ing Clerk to Supervisory .Accounting Clerk,
Gorgas Hospital.

DV. James A. Schneider, from Intern
to Resident, Gorgas Hospital.

Mrs. Mary H. Bright, from Clerk- Typ-
ist to Accounting Clerk, Gorgas Hospital.

Mrs. Joyce M. Marschel, from Clerk-
Typist to Clerk (Typist), Board of Health


James P. Johnson, Jr., Norman R.
Hutchinson, Ben F. Smith, from Proba-
tionary to Qualified I'ilot.

Henry G. Tryner, from Pilot-in-'Train-
ing to Probationary Pilot.

Frank N. Light, from Engineman, Hoist-
ing and Portable, Division of Storehouses,
to 'Towing Locomotive Operator, .Atlantic

Edward L. Stern, from Storekeeper
(Shipping), Commissary r:)ivision, to .Ap-
prentice Sheetmetal Worker, Industrial Di-

Henry E. May, Jr., Irom Supervisory
and Supply Clerk, Terminals Division, to
Refrigeration Machinist Apprentice, Indus-
trial Division.

James L. Rinehart, from Commissary
Supervisor, Commissary Division, to Boil-
ermaker .Apprentice, Industrial Division.

Charles W. Hammond, from Lock Op-
erator to Painter Foreman, Pedro Miguel

Yane Leves, from Cribtender Foreman,
Terminals Diyision, to 'Towing Locomotive
Operator, Pacific Locks.

Milton M. LaCroix, from Motorboat
Maintenance Mechanic, Aids to Navigation,
to Machinist, Industrial Division.

Mrs. Dorothy LaCroix, from Clerk-
Stenographer to Fiscal .Accounting Clerk,
Industrial Diyision. .

Paul Cave, from Lock Operator Machin-
ist to Lock Operator Machinist Leader. At-
lantic Locks. ,^. • •

Wilfred M. White, Guard, from l)iyision
of Storehouses to Industrial Division.

Charles A. Smith, from Student Assist-
ant, Physical Education and Recreation
Branch, to .Apprentice Shipfitter, Industrial

Diyision. ^ , r- j

Daniel J. lanoale, from Guard to Guard
Supervisor, Locks Security Branch.
Jo Ann A. Fischer, from Clerk-Typist,
Employment and Ctilization Division, to
Clerk-Stenographer, Office of Personnel Di-
rector. ^, , -r-
Mrs. Evelyn L. Farbman, Clerk- lypist.

From Cristobal

.4 neon August 6

Cristobal August 1 .?

Panama August 20

.-I «(■()« .August 27

From New York

Cristobal .August .^

Panama .August 1

Ancon .August 17

Cristobal August 24

Panama August 31

(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 July to the following employees
who are listed alphabeticalh', together with
their birthplaces, titles, length of service,
and future addresses:

John B. Corliss, Indiana; Chief Tow-
boat Engineer, Ferry Service; 36 years and
11 days; Orlando, Fla.

Lyiin E. Cottrell, Wisconsin; General
Foreman, Electrical Division; 23 years, 11
months, 27 days; Wisconsin.

Roy G. Currie, Michigan; Utility Fore-
man, Pacific Locks; 14 years, 4 months;
Orlando, Florida.

Waldron Francis, St. Francis, British
West Indies; Helper Mechanic, Industrial
Division; 35 years, 2 mouths, 20 days;

Florence I. Jacobs, Michigan; Principal,
.Ancon Elementary School; 29 years and 10
months; Long Island, N. Y.

John R. McLavy, Kansas; Supervisory
Chemist, Board of Health Laboratory; 28
years, 11 months, 22 days; Staten Island,
N. Y.

Charles W. Meissner, Oregon; L tilit\-
Foreman, Miraflores Locks; 35 years, 6
months; Panama.

John M. North, Florida; Lock Security
Guard, .Atlantic Locks; 26 years, 1 month,
5 days; Tampa, Fla.

Antonio Orsini, Panama; General Engi-
neer, Engineering Division; 27 years, 9
months, 12 days; Panama.

Harold J. Peterson, Wisconsin; Pump-
ing Plant Operator, Maintenance Division;
12 years, 5 months, 6 days; L'pper Glou-
cester, Me.

Clarence E. Sherwood, Pennsylvania;
Foreman, .Armature Shop, Electrical Divi-
sion; 35 years, 5 months, 2 days; Plans un-

Solomon Yudin, New A'ork; Senior
Maintenance Mechanic, Hospitalization and
Clinics Diyision; 13 years, 5 months, 11
days; Miami Beach, Fla.

from Magistrate's Court to Employment
and Utilization Division.


Mrs. Mildred L. Randall, from .Ac-
counting Clerk, Commissarv- Division, to
Clerk-Typist, Division of Storehouses.

Julius Szivos, from Storekeeper (Gen-
eral), Diyision of Storehouses, to Guard
-Supervisor, Commissary Division.


Bernhard I. Everson, from Deputy Di-
rector to Director.

John A. McLain, Jr., from Ganger and
Cribtender Foreman to Cribtender Fore-
man, Terminals Division.

David A. Redmond, from Guard, Locks
Security Branch, to Ganger and Cribtender
Foreman, Terminals Division.

Donald D. Austin, Donald W. Wilson,
Ralph C. Stone, Charles J. Busquet,
Wolford W. Foster, Martin L. Olsen,
Richard E. Kresge, from Policeman, Pol-
ice Division, to Guard, Terminals Division.

Lloyd W. Peterson, from Traffic Clerk
(Passenger) to 'Transportation Clerk, Steam-
ship Ticket Office.

Mrs. Barbara M. Hutchings, frofti

August 6, 1954



Canal Employees
Increase Purchases
Of Savings Bonds

Close to 3,0D9 employees of the Com-
pany-Government organization are now
signed up to buy U. S. Savings Bonds
through the payroll deduction plan, as
the result of an intensified campaign
throughout the organization. About 1,900
employees, who had not been buying
Savings Bonds through the deduction
plan, were signed up since the drive

About 16.1 percent of U. S.-rate em-
ployees were buying bonds by deduction
b3fore the campaign; this figure now is
slightly over 26 percent. While 3 percent
of local-rate employees were subscribing
before the campaign, this figure has been
very substantially increased to approxi-
imitely IS percent, according to Norman
Johnson, Savings Bond Officer.

The Personnel Bureau, for which Otto
Helmsrichs was Saving Bond Chairman,
leads the Company-Government organ-
ization with 47.1 percent participation
anong U. S.-rate employees and 79
percent for local-rate employees. Second
place is held by the Office of the Comp-
troller, where Kathleen McGuigan is
Savings Bond Chairman, with 44.2
percent U. S.-rate employee participation
and 43.8 percent for local rate. Third
place goes to the Community Services
Bureau, with 43.5 percent *U. S.-rate
employee participation and 36.4 percent
for local rate. Savings Bond Chairman
was Douglas Johnston. His group also
signed up the largest number of new
buyers, a total of 44S.

The largest number of employees
participating in any one Bureau is in the
Supply Bureau where M. R. Hart is
chairman and where 592 employees are
now buying Savings Bonds by payroll

At the end of the drive Miss McGuigan,
Mr. Helmerichs, Mr. Johnston, and Mr.
Hart were all congratulated by the
Governor for the contribution made by
themselves, their committeemen, and
canvassers in the drive.

More than 225 chairmen, committee-
men and canvassers worked to make this
campaign a success.

Other Bureau participation follows:
Transportation and Terminals, N. E.
Demers, Savings Bond Chairman, 20.9
percent U. S.-rate and 24.1 local-rate
participation; Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau, Mrs. Teresa G. Wright,
chairman, 15.6 U. S.-rate and 11.6 percent
local rate participation (these returns

Clerk-T\ pist to Transportation Clerk (Typ-
ist), Steamship Ticket Olitife.

William R. Graham, from Accounting
Clerk to Accounting Assistant, Railroad

Harold G. Crawford, from Guard, At-
lantic Locks, to Chauffeur, Car of President,
Motor Transportation Division.

Robert G. Turner, from Freight Traffic
Clerk to Supervisor\' Property and Supply
Clerk, Terminals Division.

Sidney Smithson, from Guard to Sup-
eryisorv' Storekeeper (Checker), Terminals

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

John L. Barrier, from Agent-Operator
to Train Dispitcher and .\gent-Operator,
Railroad Division.

Top Officials Meet

OFFICIALS of Girls State called last month on officials of the Canal Zone. Jant- Jennisdn, far
right, was Girls State Governor, and Georgia McGinn, between Lt. Gov. H. 0. Paxson and Governor
Seybold, was .\ttorney General. A few days after the official call the girls left for Washington as Canal
Zone delegates to Girls Nation.

are not final); Marine Bureau, with
Charles Jackson as chairman, 23.3 U. S.-
rate and 6.5 local-rate participation;
Administrative Branch and the Gover-
nor's Staff, H. S. Makibben, chairman,
28.6 U. S.-rate and 4 percent local-rate

Figures for the Civil Affairs Bureau,
for which G. C. Lockridge was Savings
Bond Chairman, and for the Health
Bureau, R. L. Thompson, chairman, are
not yet available.

Classes Start Next Week For 4,000

Students In Latin American Schools

{Continued from page I) be held in a build-
ing on High Street. This two-room
school will accommodate the compar-
atively small number of Chagres students
in grades one through six. Junior high
school and high school students from
Chagres attend the Rainbow City schools.

Although the actual enrollment of the
Latin American schools will not be known
definitely for several days after classes
begin, school officials estimated that the
total enrollment will be about 400 less
than during the last school year when
4,484 students were registered. The
e.xpected drop in enrollment is due to the
decrease in the number of families living
in the Canal Zone. Announcement of a
reduction in the teaching staff from 154
last year to about 134 this year has
already been made.

One new principal has been appointed
for the Canal Zone schools -Pablo
liirven, who succeeds Ernest Morris as
principal of the Chiva Chiva School. He
is a graduate of the La Boca Junior
College and previously taught at Santa

Late last month Governor Seybold told
representatives of the Local Rate Civic
Councils that children of employees liv-

ing in the Republic of Panama who had
previously attended the Canal Zone
schools would be permitted to attend the
Zone schools for the first semester only,
if space and the pupil-teacher ratio per-
mit. This will prevent those children
who had not enrolled in the Panama
schools from losing a full school year.

During the last month of the Institute,
the elementary teachers were grouped by
grades— all fifth grade teachers, for
instance, working together. They plan-
ned their work for the coming year so
that all classes in the same grade would
be studying the same books and materials.

Survey To Be Made

Of Local Rate Rents

In order to develop a rental schedule
based on comparability with housing in
the Republic of Panama, the Panama
Canal Company will review rentals on
local-rate housing in the Canal Zone,
Gov. J. S. Seybold announced at his July
conference with Local-Rate Civic Council

He said that the survey would take
foiu- to five months to complete. Any
changes in the rental schedule which
might be made would be announced well
in advance of the effective date.

In announcing the review of rentals,
the Governor said that it would be similar
to the surveys made between govern-
ment-owTied and privately-owned housing
in the LTnited States where houses are
compared for space, location, facilities, etc.

In addition to the survey to be made
in Colon and Panama City, the Company
will survey the local-rate housing on a
basis of what United States Government
employees residing in the Republic of
Panama pay for their living quarters.



August 6, 1954

Patient Handicraft Exhibited

SCRAPS AND BITS AND PIECES of low cost or no coct material beiome dolls and doll house?,
vases, trays and other sttractive items in the creative hand! 'raft program being carried out by patients
in the Chest Section at Gnrgas Hospital.

Here Col. Howard W. Doan, Gorgas Hospital Superintendent, looks over some of the patients'
creations with two Gray Ladies, Mrs. H. D. Haskell, left, and Mrs. Salvador Vazquez.

A display of the handicraft, representing two months work by 50 patients under the guidance of the
Gray Ladies, was e.xhibited last month for a week in the lobby of the hospital.



(Cimtinu'd from page 1) for hospital

and medical care provided for employees
of those agencies "less the amounts pay-
able by such employees and their

A revision of the medical tariff was
required to cover these provisions.

In effect, the new medical tariff
establishes both in-patient and out-
patient rates for personnel of other Gov-
ernment agencies. It also provides pro-
cedures and rules for payment of such
charges whether they are paid wholly
by the agency concerned or partly by the
employee and partly by the agency.

This type of plan is already in effect for
Company-Government employees. Thus,
the difference between what an employee
pays for hospital and medical service and
the actual cost of such services is now
paid by the Panama Canal Company.

In all instances where the plan is adopt-
ed by an agency, the same rates will be
charged for employees and their depend-
ents as are paid by Company-Government
employees. These charges are on a sliding
scale and are based on the salary of the
individual. They range from $1.00 to
$6.00 a day for ward care.

Agencies Billed

In cases where agencies pay the full
cost of hospital and medical care for its
employees, as is the case for military
personnel and their dependents, a flat
charge will be made for each patient-day
and the agency will be billed the full

Aside from the technical amendments
made to implement legislative action, the
principal change in the medical tariff was
an increase in charges for private pay
patients. These rates for hospital ward
care have been increased from $10 to $15
a day, and obstetrical care from $1.50 to
$250. The latter includes all normal
obstetrical services including six days of
ward care.

The changes which will be required at
Gorgas Hospital are still in the indefinite

stage. They will depend, according to
Col. Howard W. Doan, Superintendent,
on the increase in patient load which is
impossible to determine with accuracy in
advance. The changes will be made
consistent with the increased patient load
and additional wards can be opened at
the hospital if necessary.

The renovation of the six idle wards will
increase the number of actively available
beds from about 400 to approximately 550.

The principal increase in the Gorgas
Hospital personnel will be in the nursing
staff. A number of additions will be
needed for the medical staff in both the
in-patient and out-patient service, par-
ticularly for specialized branches.

A number of new employees will be
required to augment the staffs of both
hospitals; many of these will be employed
locally. These include clerical help, ward
attendants, janitors, cooks, and messen-
gers. Doctors, nurses, and technicians
will also be employed locally if available
but it is expected that most of these will
be new employees from the States.

Canal's Disability Relief Payments

Amount To Almost Two Million Yearly

[Cuniinual frnm page I,) oldtimerS Can

remember where they were working on
such standout dates.

Another difficulty in establishing old
service, he says, is that a good many of
the local-rat3 force during construction
days were employed by contractors and
not by the Isthmian Canal Commission.

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