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HOW LONG WILL THE PANAMA CANAL LAST?
When Banau-Varilla states that the Panama Canal will not accommo
date the ships of the world for more than twenty years, he states a startling
We are building the big ditch only large enough for the accommoda
tion of ships as they are built today. A canal can be used only by ships
which can get into its locks. The locks of the Panama Canal are but a few
feet longer and wider than the greatest ships now afloat; and every year a
ship is launched bigger than anything hitherto made.
The Welland Canal has a history worth studying in this connection.
It was built by Canada for the purpose of letting the ocean vessels into the
lakes. The docks are 265 feet in length; and it was thought that these
would be ample to accommodate the commerce not only of the lakes, but
of the ocean.
Canada had a vision of New York flanked by the -trade coming from
Europe to the heart of America through this Canadian waterway. She saw
herself in command of the world's commerce of our continent. She dreamed
of the wheat and corn and live stock of the Mississippi Valley loading at
lake ports for the ports of the world.
She had a rude awakening when the canal was finished. For, while
the canal was building, it became obsolete. By the time it vfas opened to
traffic the freighters of the seas were too long to get into the locks and
drew too much water for the fourteen-foot channel. It was economically
impossible for ships which could use the canal to compete with the larger
ships which could dock at New York, Baltimore, Boston or Montreal, load
the grain and other freight from cars or smaller vessels and take to the
highways of the oceans.
Even the lake shipping had outgrown the canal. Now the typical lake
freighter is two hundred feet longer and much wider than the Welland
locks and draws twenty feet of water. The Welland Canal has gone the
way of the stage coach and the flatboat
Will the Panama Canal go the same way? If so, we may jind our
selves mourning the loss of $400,000,000. Or will the canal be so important
that it will fix a maximum for the size of ships, beyond which they will not
grow? This is something more than a matter of speculative importance.
Separate the yolks from the whites
of five eggs, place yolks in deep bowl
and whites aside tor keep cool. Beat
the yolks until light and foamy; add
once cup of granulated sugar and
beat this at least ten minutes; add
one cup of flour that has been sifted
six times, with one teaspoon of bak
ing powder. Beat at least ten min
utes. Whip the egg whites to a stiff,
dry ff-oth, fold lightly into the other
mixture. Add flavoring.
This will make two medium layers
or one baked in square pan. Bake
slowly about twenty-five minutes.
Put together with whipped cream,
sweetened and flavored with a layer
of whipped cream on top. Half the
recipe will serve five people.
Don't put money above life and im
poverish your bodies to add to your
purse. The art of living is to work
moderately, to spend nioderately, to
take pleasure moderately and to rest
Bride (throwing her arms about
the bridegroom's neck) You are my
prisoner for life! Bridegroom It's
not imprisonment for life, love. It's
iiif tm fi.w--JaT-F