AUGUST POLL RESULTS
19 Do politicians respect the judgment of the American people?
4 Should NATO have a voice in disbursing our foreign aid?
96 Can the efforts of an enlightened citizen combat communism?
6 Should Bulganin and Khrushchev be invited to visit the U. S.?
83 Should all Communists be expelled from the United States?
86 Has television affected the nation's readers?
9 Do you have confidence in the present Supreme Court?
8 Should American servicemen be tried by foreign courts?
79 Do we publicize our new weapons of war too much?
73 Should federal control of railroad rates be terminated?
17 Should television be installed in public schools?
58 Would a southern walkout benefit the Democrats in the long run?
62 Should government businessmen disclose their financial holdings?
78 Should more consideration be given small businessmen?
"Big Ditch" vs. the H-Bomb
(Continued from page 8)
Ditch" in the early 190()'.s, urges im-
provement of the present Panama
locks Canal rather than a sea-level
Atlantic to Pacific waterway. Another
official of the Panama Canal Society
has called the sea-level canal proposal
"an unmitigated raid on the U. S.
Treasury." In addition, Thatcher further urges the immediate necessity of
a general review of the economic,
political, engineering, ancl international aspects and problems related to
the canal situation.
Representative Daniel J. Flood of
Pennsylvania, in an address to the
society, declared, "Whatever may have
been urged at the time of the decision
as to the merits of the so-called sea-
level design, it is a matter of history
that the existing Panama Canal was
constructed substantially according to
the plan strongly recommended by
Chief Engineer Stevens. (Stevens was
appointed to originally build the canal
by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Later, he resigned and the canal was
completed under the supervision of
General George W. Goethals.)
"Moreover, it has proved an eminent success with thc transit since
1914 of more than 249,980 vessels of
various classes from all nations, commercial and military, xvith the toll
rates measurably reflecting the costs
of construction, maintenance, and
The Third Locks Project was first
proposed back in 1939, and was supposed to go into construction during
the time when the U. S. entered World
War II. However, the shortage of
construction materials during the war
caused the project to be completely
stopped in its tracks ancl suspended
for the duration. In 1943, as a result
of the critical traffic problems resulting from war-time traffic, Capt. Miles
P. Duval, captain of the port then and
in charge of marine operations in the
Pacific sector of the canal, developed
a more comprehensive plan known as
the Terminal Lake Third Locks Plan.
It has been published as a technical
thesis in leading engineering journals.
Thc Third Locks Project proposed now
is identical to Capt. Duval's original
recommendations. Because ol its inherent logic and comparatively low
cost, it has much wider support in
At present, the Third Locks Project
proposal is still being reviewed. Consulting engineers have been assigned
to begin immediate full scale loading
tests to determine its practicability
under modern conditions. The nature
of the test work involved will take
three or four months before the engineers reach a final conclusion. It has
been recommended that no further
steps be taken to obtain approval ol
any change in the existing canal before the investigations now in progress
are finally completed. end
Poll Question Winners
For October, 1956
An award of $5.00 has been made
to the following persons who submitted questions used in this month's poll:
1st question: DARYL P. BAILEY
1112 South Howeth Street
2nd question: THOMAS L. BRITTON
3rd question: ANN CUNNINGHAM
10855 South Maplewood
4th question: MRS. LUELLA DAHLSTROM
41 East Sixteenth Street
5th question: GEORGE DURST
P. O. Box 61
Jamaica, New York
6th question: DAN W. EMMETT
Route 3, Box 1346
7th question: LINDSEY C. FOSTER
77 Mountain Drive
Pennsboro, West Virginia
8th question: BESS GEBHART
1920 North Maplewood,
Tulsa 15, Oklahoma
9th question: MRS. ELLEN LA COURTE
Room 1508, P. A. Low
11 I Eighth Avenue
New York II, New York
10th question: MISS NANCY LEWIS
11th question: MRS GEORGE SIMS
1752 West Sixty-first Street
Chicago 36. Illinois
12th question: NELLIE SPILEWSKI
260 River Road
Edgewater, New Jersey
13th question: GEORGIA C.VICTOR
14th question: MRS. E. T. WAITERS
1201 West North Avenue
Pittsburgh 33, Pennsylvania
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