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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
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Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
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United States -- Panama Canal Commission
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Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
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Publication Date: March 6, 1964
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
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Language: Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note: Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note: Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note: Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.
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Preceded by: Spillway
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International Legal Panel Opens nquin re

International Legal Panel Opens Inquiry

Three prominent representatives
of the International Commission of
Jurists are on the Isthmus to investi-
gate charges by the National Bar
Association of Panama of violations
of human rights by U.S. military and
Canal Zone police forces during the
disturbances January 9, 10, and 11.
The International Commission,
with headquarters in Geneva, Swit-
zerland, has sent Dr. Navroz Vakil
of India, a trial lawyer; Professor
Gustaf Petren of Sweden, a judge;
and Professor A. N. Belinfante of
The Netherlands, a trial lawyer and
professor at the University of

The National Bar Association of
Panama has charged violation of
three articles of the Universal Decla-
ration of Human Rights adopted by
the General Assembly of the United
Nations in 1948.
These articles (3, 5, and 20) pro-
claim the right to life and security;
condemn cruel and inhuman or
degrading treatment, and uphold
the right to freedom of assembly.
The charges were made in a
January 21 letter signed by Jorge
E. Illueca, president of the National
Bar Association of Panama.
The ICJ communicated with
Secretary of State Dean Rusk of the

United States and with Foreign
Affairs Minister Galileo Solis of
Panama, requesting cooperation of
both countries in the investigation to
be conducted by the Commission's
observer team. The United States
has expressed to the Commission its
desire to cooperate fully.
The case to support the charges
is being presented by representatives
of the National Bar Association of
Panama. It is understood that Eloy
Benedetti, legal adviser to the
Ministry of Foreign Relations of the
Republic of Panama is preparing
the Panamanian Government's case.
Joseph Califano, Jr., General Coun-

sel, Department of the Army, is in
charge of the U.S. case.
The International Commission of
Jurists is a non-governmental and
non-political organization which has
consultation status with the Eco-
nomic and Social Council of the
United Nations. The 27-member
Commission draws its support from
40,000 judges, teachers, practi-
tioners of law and other members
of the legal community and their
associations of some 90 nations.
The Commission's work focuses on
the recognition and protection of
human rights and fundamental free-
doms. Founding of the Commission
dates back to 1952, and its secretariat

has been in Geneva since 1959.
Observers of the Commission have
been sent to Spain, Portugal, South
Africa, Cuba, Dahomey, Ethiopia,
Israel, Ceylon, Turkey, Berlin, and
the Dominican Republic.
The Commission has published
nine major reports, on Hungary (3),
Tibet, South Africa, Liberia, Tuni-
sia, the Berlin wall, and Cuba. The
reports have been described as
models of painstaking thoroughness.
At least one study has extended over
a period of years, involving inter-
viewing and careful examination of
scores of witnesses as well as the
examination of official and unofficial


Taxes and You, At a Glance
Briefly, here's what you should know about the new tax
A tax cut for U.S. citizens has been signed into law.
It will cut your tax bill by an average of 19 percent, in two
steps. The first one is effective now, the second in 1965.
The new tax rate withheld from your pay is 14 percent.
The old rate was 18 percent. This is figured on the pay you
get every 2 weeks after a deduction of $26 for each dependent.
0 The amount of extra money in your paychecks this year
will total more than the amount of your tax cut.
4 You'll probably owe money to Uncle Sam on your 1964
income, unless you authorize an increase in the amount of
income tax withheld from your pay.
An open season-from now through April 30, will allow
you to authorize an additional tax withholding if you claim no
exemptions. You may do this by filing a W-4 form with your


Vol. II, No. 37 Friday, March 6, 1964

Vol. II, No. 37 Friday, March 6, 1964

Early birds got World's Fair ticket bargains: Mrs. Kay Tanassy, shown at
her desk in the office of the Deputy Personnel Director (Staff), takes a
World's Fair ticket order from John T. Barrett, Jr., a Panama Canal pilot,
one of the many Panama Canal employees who took advantage of the
reduced price offer on tickets purchased in advance.

Many From Zone Will Meet Many

Others From Zone at World's Fair

Panama Canal employees know a
bargain when one is offered. That's
why, in just 2 weeks, nearly a
thousand World's Fair tickets were
snapped up at reduced prices.
By purchasing tickets prior to
SFebruary 29, the employees were
able to obtain the $2 adult admission
ticket for $1.35 and the $1 children's
ticket for 6732 cents.
Mrs. Kay Tanassy of the office of
the Deputy Personnel Director (Staff)
was kept busy through Friday after-
noon, February 28, by Panama Canal
employees who plan to go to the
fair this year. In all, 779 adult tickets

and 188 children' tickets were sold
and a check for $1,178.56 was for-
warded to the New York World's
Fair Corp. She also answered many
inquiries regarding bulk orders,
which had to be for 50 or more
The New York World's Fair
tickets, which will be distributed to
individual purchasers as soon as they
are received from New York, are
good for either this year or next.
The World's Fair will open April 22
and continue through October 18,
1964. In 1965 the fair will open
April 21 and continue through
October 17.

How Tax Cut Affects

PanCanal Employees

Paychecks will be fatter from now
on for U.S. citizens and those work-
ing on a U.S. wage base. But if you
pay U.S. income taxes, don't run out
right away and spend it all. Because
of the way the new tax cut law is
carried out, you'll probably have to
give some of it back.
The net result at the end of the
year is definitely in favor of the
taxpayer. He'll wind up with more
spending money than in 1963. But
the extra money he'll be paid, in
most cases, will be more than the
tax cut is designed to give him. So at
the end of the year, unless he acts
to correct the situation, he'll owe
some money to Uncle Sam.
But the U.S. taxpayer can bring
the situation into balance, so that he
and the tax collector will be even,
or nearly even, at the end of 1964.
To do this, just authorize the Payroll
and Machine Accounting Branch of
the Panama Canal organization to
take more income tax out of your
pay. If you now list no exemptions,
extra tax can be withheld in mul-
tiples of $10. Or, if you list exemp-
tions, you may reduce the number
listed. This also will increase the
amount of income tax withheld by
$3.60 each pay period for each
withholding exemption dropped.
Extra Deductions: How?
If you list no dependents, for
example, and you now authorize an
extra deduction of $10, that also
can be increased in multiples of $10.
It's easy to do. Figure out the
amount of extra tax you want
deducted from your pay. The table
accompanying this story will help
you to arrive at that figure. Then,
ask your PanCanal timekeeper for a
tax exemption form (Form W-4).
Fill it out and sign it. The Payroll
and Machine Accounting Branch will
take care of the rest.
Suppose you want to reduce the
number of dependents you claim.
Here's an example of how that
works: If your pay, before deduc-
tions, is $250 a pay period and you
now list three dependents, a tax of
$24.90 will be withheld under the
new system. If you drop that down
to two dependents, $28.50 is with-
held. This means you would be
paying $3.60 extra on your tax bill
eaoh pay period. For the remainder
of 1964, you'd pay an added $82.80
in taxes. Of course, the extra amount
in your paycheck will be a lot more
than $82.80 during the same period
of time.
Tax Factor Formula
If you are on a U.S. wage base,
but not a U.S. citizen, you'll realize
an increase in pay due to the tax
factor formula used in computing
your pay. There are, of course, no
U.S. taxes levied on this type of
There is an Internal Revenue Code
provision that requires you to file a
quarterly declaration of estimated
tax, if vour tax liability will be more
than $40 greater than the amount

to be withheld during the year. By
authorizing the increase in the
amount of tax withheld from your
pay, you may avoid this extra
From now through April 30, there
will be an open season in which you
may increase the amount of your
withholding tax deduction in units
of $10, provided you are carrying
zero "exemptions. At anytime, you
may change the number of withhold-
ing exemptions by submitting a new
Employee's Withholding Exemption
Certificate (Form W-4) to affect the
change. These forms are available
from all timekeepers in the PanCanal

How Much "Extra"?
How much in extra spending

power will the PanCanal taxpayer
have, if he's affected by the tax cut?
The following examples show the
net pay increase and are based on a
taxpayer who takes the standard 10
percent deduction when filing his tax
return and who is in the fourth step
,of his grade level:
Grade 4 with two dependents,
$120.29, with three dependents,
$175.41; Grade 5 with two depen-
dents, $135.93, with three depen-
dents, $123.93; Grade 6 with two
dependents, $145.60, with three
dependents, $133.60; Grade 7 with
two dependents, $159.55, with three
dependents, $147.55; Grade 8 with
two dependents, $173.95, with three
dependents, $161.95, and Grade 11
with two dependents, $234.06 with
three dependents, $219.06.

What Your Tax Cut Might Be

Income 1963 Tax 1964 Tax 1965 Tax
$3,000 $60 $0 $0
5,000 420 325 290
8,000 976 840 772
10,000 1,372 1,200 1,114
15,000 2,486 2,208 2,062
20,000 3,800 3,392 3,160
25,000 5,318 4,754 4,412

$3,000 $300 $226 $200
5,000 660 554 501
8,000 1,240 1,080 1,000
10,000 1,636 1,440 1,342
15,000 2,810 2,501 2,335
20,000 4,192 3,744 3,484
25,000 5,774 5,162 4,796
NOTE-Tax figures assume deductions equal to 10 percent of
income, or the new minimum standard deduction if this produces
a lower tax.

Limitations on Draft

Effective March 10

Limitations on the maximum draft
allowable for ships using the Panama
Canal will be imposed effective
March 10 when the level of Gatun
Lake is expected to reach 85 feet,
according to a notice to shipping
issued by Capt. C. E. Briggs, Jr.,
chief of the Navigation Division.
On that date, ships in the Canal
will be limited to a maximum tropical
fresh water draft of 37 feet. As the
lake level drops during the dry
weather, the maximum allowable
draft will be reduced for each
additional 6 inches of fall.
Weekly notices will be issued ship
agents, owners and operators during
the dry season as to further
restrictions, the notice said.
Draft restrictions are imposed
during the dry weather each year
because of the decrease in the level
of fresh water in Catun Lake. This

year, the restrictions are being
imposed slightly ahead of the usual
time because of the early and
especially dry weather.
Even with the lake level dropping
each day, the maximum draft now
allowed ships is higher than in
former years when the maximum
allowable draft, even during high
water, was 37 feet. Two years ago,
in April 1962, the draft limit was
set at 35 feet 6 inches when the
level of Catun Lake fell to 84 feet.
Last February a plan was worked
out by the Marine Bureau for in-
creasing permissible draft on the
large ships to as much as 38 feet
during the period when the level of
Gatun Lake was 86 feet or more
above sea level. This draft bonus
permits the big super cargo ships to
carry thousands of dollars more
cargo through the Panama Canal.


March 6, 1964

Federal Service

Study Debunks

Ideas on Women

Facts obtained from special studies
made by the Civil Service Commis-
sion for the President's Commission
on the Status of Women counter
some common assumptions about
women employed in the Federal
Assumption: Women workers take
excessive sick leave in comparison
with men workers.
Facts: Active Federal employees
(those not separating from the serv-
ice for disability or other reasons)
used an average of 8.3 days of sick
leave per employee during 1961.
Women employees averaged a
little over 12' days more sick leave
during the year than men employees,
but the difference between the two
tended to diminish proportionately
with age. Up to age 35, women
averaged 2,2 days more sick leave
than men. At age 60 and above, men
averaged one-half day more than
Assumption: Women leave their
jobs more frequently than men.
Facts: The turnover rates of
women employees, by grade, occupa-
tion, and age groups, are consistently
higher than those for men em-
ployees. The greatest variances,
however, do not occur between the
sexes but rather between different
age groups, occupations, and grade
levels, irrespective of sex.
The highest rates of turnover, in-
cluding those of both men and
women, are among the "under 25
years of age" groups, and among
men and women in lower grade
clerical positions. As employees of
both sexes move into more responsi-
ble positions at higher grades they
are less inclined to leave their
There is a heavy turnover for both
men and women during the first 4
years of service. As far as age is
concerned, turnover rates for both
men and women also decline steadily
from the early twenties to the early
At the early fifties the rate for
women is about one-sixth, and the
rate for men about one-seventh, of
what it is when they are in their
twenties. Women 40 years of age
and above leave their positions less
frequently than men under 30 years
of age.
In analyzing the primary reasons
for leaving their positions it was
found that nearly one-half of all
women leave because of family re-
sponsibilities-marriage, pregnancy,
staying at home with the children,
taking care of parents or husband,
change in location of husband's job.
Assumption: Women have limited
career aspirations.
Facts: Men fare better in their
career progress than women who
have the same educational back-
ground or length of service. The
average aspiration level of men is to
attain two grades higher than their
current position; for women, one
grade. About two-thirds of the men
at GS-13 expect to reach GS-15
sometime in their working careers;
about one-third of the women do.

If you think that traffic problems
are the exclusive property of this age
of automation, you couldn't be more
wrong. As a matter of fact, when
Julius Caesar came to power (back
somewhere about 63 B.C.) one of his
first official acts was to ban wheeled
traffic-chariots, carts, and such-from
the downtown area of ancient Rome.


Ross E. Anderson
James Brigman
John S. Pettingill

Eucilides Bellido
Dorothy L. Hadstate
Proscopio London
Jos6 Morales
Victoriano Murillo
Annabelle Sanchez
Jorge Sanchez
Jose Santimateo

Oliver Riesch

Melvin Allen
George Chambers
Fred N. Dahl
Vincent Forde
Juan Herrera
George Jackman
Delroy C. Lewis
Edward L. Lowe
Rub6n Olmos
George A. Mercier
Irene L. Veno

Clifford Aitkins
Alberto Barratt
Basil Nelson
Francis H. O'Connell
Wilson H. Waldron
Kermit Williams

Julio Albeo
Luis R. Alciade
Roland Basmeson
Amos R. Brathwaite
Adolfo Calder6n
Juan P. Calder6n
Estanislao Cedefio
Serafine Cox
Harry Foster
Milton Horter, Jr.
Nathaniel Hunte
Donald Keller
Lois Kerr
Frank Lerchen
Frank McLeod
Harold Million
Jorge Murand
James Nellis
Edward Neville, Jr.
Oscar Paz-Arias
Harry Pearl
Braulio P6rez
Dolores Robertson
Cirelo P. Rosmond
Henry Tooke
Carlos Valencia
Alfred Waldorf
Raymond Wallace
Leon M. Warren
William R. Bailey
Frank J. Bartlett
Paul R. Guerriero
Daniel Haff
Adrian McCalla
Claude A. Smith
Fitz R. Spooner
Felix Toppin

William W. Anderson
Norris C. Brewster
Victor de la Espada
Henry J. McElhone, Jr.
Rupert L. Neblett
William A. Rankin
Justo G. Vargas

Noel Dennis
Ernest Panezo
Pedro VAsquez
Victor T. McGarry

Incentive Awards Program Hailed

By President as Cost-Cutting Tool

The Incentive Awards Program
received another boost recently, this
time from President Lyndon B.
In a memorandum to heads of
executive departments and agencies,
the President said:
"Government costs can and must
be cut.
"I have made abundantly clear
my great interest in an intensified
effort to reduce costs, increase pro-
ductivity, and conserve man-hours.
"This is the 10th anniversary of a
Government-wide awards program
for incentive. The Chairman of the
Civil Service Commission has in-
formed you of the plan to use this
anniversary year as a base to
mobilize Federal employee effort in
the search for cost reduction and
increased productivity. The plan has
my full endorsement.
"There must be a new spirit of
cost consciousness and improvement
in every supervisor and employee.
I call on you and those who super-
vise the work force of your agency
to intensify and accelerate efforts
aimed at encouraging ideas for cut-
ting costs this year.
"The Federal employee is in an
excellent position to seek out and
find ways to transact the public busi-
ness more economically. I call on all
Federal employees to find these
ways and make their suggestions
known to their agencies.
"It is my intention that when
better, less costly ways are found
they be promptly implemented and
their authors suitably recognized."
The Panama Canal Company pro-

gram continues to be very active. It
is expected that another ceremony
for making cash awards to employees
for helpful suggestions for improve-
ments in service or for cost reduction
will take place soon.
Philip L. Steers, Jr., Comptroller
of the Panama Canal organization,
chairman of the Incentive Awards
Program says there are funds avail-
able to reward employees who
suggest methods to achieve cost
reduction. The bigger the cost re-
duction, the greater the incentive
award, and "the Incentive Awards
Committee likes to make big
awards," it was stated.

Did You Know?
Last fall, as a giant brush fire
raged through the Los Angeles,
Calif., suburbs, the office of school
safety got one of those nightmare
phone calls. The fire department
reported a school in danger and
asked for immediate evacuation.
Everyone was cleared out in rec-
ord time. Exactly 12 minutes after
the last bus pulled away, the school
was surrounded by fire.

During a recent holiday weekend,
motorists who were wearing seat
belts when they pulled up to toll
booths on Florida's Sunshine State
Parkway were permitted to make
their trip without paying the usual
toll charge.

"Who's in charge of material han-
dling around here?"

A Change of Plea by Camilla R.
Bittle is a novel about a modern
marriage with the strains, stresses
and eventual growth which form a
part. For the thesis of this book the
author uses the theory that "you
cannot go back, and it is better to
go forward than just to stand still."
Mrs. Bittle is the wife of a practicing
attorney in North Carolina and is the
mother of four children.
The Other by C. F. Keppler is a
serious but provocative novel about
a psychoanalyst and his complicated
professional relationship with one of
his patients. The reaction of the
patient in this unusual case and its
effect on the doctor is the theme
around which the story is built. This
is a disturbing but interesting novel.
Shirley is a novel of suspense by
E. V. Cunningham, whose earlier
thrillers include Sylvia, Phyllis, and
Alice. Mr. Cunningham's latest
glamour-girl-with-a-problem is an
attractive, intelligent and witty
young woman. The story offers a
pleasant diversion and is good
The Grove of Eagles by Winston
Graham is a dramatic historical novel
of England in the time of Elizabeth I
and of the second Spanish armada.
The story is told by the son of an
English landholder on the Cornish
coast, the area most susceptible to
attack by the Spanish. This story
reflects extensive historical research
on the part of the author, and a
thorough knowledge of the locality.
Mr. Graham lived in Cornwall for
many years. His earlier novels in-
clude Marnie, Fortune is Woman,
and Cordelia.
Shaw and Molly Tompkins is a
portrait of a great man and his in-
volvement with a beautiful young
American woman 50 years his junior.
Bernard Shaw's letters to Molly
Tompkins form the basis for this
book written many years later by
Mrs. Tompkins' son, Peter. He re-
constructed the story from the letters
and from tape recordings of his
mother's remembered experiences.
Peter Tompkins is the son of the
sculptor Lawrence Tompkins, and
has written this memoir with the
talent and charm reminiscent of both
his famous parents.
Honey and Salt is a new volume
of 73 poems by Carl Sandberg.

"aQui6n estA a cargo del manejo de
bultos aqui?"

Published when the author was 85
years old, these poems show once
more that despite the variety of his
talents, Mr. Sandberg was first and
foremost America's favorite poet.

Exams Scheduled

For 21 Positions

The Canal Zone Civilian Personnel
Policy Board, Central Employment
Office has announced a number of
examinations tentatively scheduled
to be given March through August.
The examinations are listed below,
with cutoff date first and examina-
tion date for each. The cutoff date
is the last day on which applications
can be taken for that particular test.
If the announcement is still open,
however, applications received after
that date will be held for the next
future examination.
Shorthand Reporter, 2-27-64-3-
12-64; Clerk-Typist-Stenographer, 3-
13-64-3-28-64; Clerk-Typist-Ste-
nographer, 4-14-64-4-27-64; Sales
Clerk, 4-24-64-5-9-64; Accounting
Clerk/Technician, 4-30-64-5-13-64;
Police Private, 5-1-64-5-15-64;
Clerk-Typist-Stenographer, 5-8-64-
5-23-64; Recreation Specialist, 5-19-
64-6-1-64; Canal Zone Guide, 5-21-
64-6-3-64; Translator, 5-22-64-
Clerk, 5-27-64-6-8-64; Clerk-
Typist-Stenographer, 6-1-64-6-15-
64; Federal Service Entrance Exami-
nation, 6-5-64-6-20-64; Printer
Trainee, 6-23-64-7-6-64; Office Ma-
chine Operator, 6-30-64-7-13-64;
Clerk-Typist-Stenographer, 7-6-64-
7-20-64; Construction Inspector, 7-
15-64-7-29-64; Engineer, 7-17-64-
7-31-64; Police Private, 7-21-64-
8-3-64; Engineering Draftsman, 7-
28-64-8-10-64; Recreation Assist-
ant, 7-30-64-8-12-64.

Anyone who thinks seat belts
aren't in style just isn't up on the
latest fashion news. At a New York
department store, you can pick them
up in genuine ocelot ($35), mink
(850) and even chinchilla ($100).

Page 2


By Eleanor Burnham

March 6, 1964


Some People Like Cakes; He Got Mosquitos, Too

Retired Canal Sanitary Inspector Marks

* 84th Birthday with Special River Jaunt

Charles E. Bath, one of the
oldest retired Canal Zone sanitary
inspectors, celebrated! his 84th
birthday recently doing what he
likes to do most-chasing malaria
Riding in a boat named the
Bathanus, after a species of mos-
quito he discovered, the veteran
sanitary inspector went up the
Chagres River with Mack F. Bailey,
Chief of Area Sanitation, and spent
the morning dipping for mosquito
At noon he returned to Gamboa
and was the guest of honor at a
surprise luncheon at the Gamboa
Golf Club. Also present were Col.
Robert Kamish, Canal Zone Health
Director; J. P. MacLaren, chief of
the Division of Sanitation; Major
Wallace Murdoch, entomologist of
the U.S. Army Environmental Health
Branch; Charles Keenan, sanitary

foreman in the same unit, and
Bailey, with more than 30 years
in the Health Bureau, is the oldest
sanitary inspector in point of service
still with the Canal Zone Division of
Sanitation. The combined services of
the two inspectors come to more
than 70 years.
Spanish War Veteran
A veteran of the Spanish-Anierican
War in the Philippines, Bath re-
mained in the Philippines working
with the Health Department for
several years after his discharge from
the Army. At that time, Asiatic
cholera was epidemic in that area
and he recalls that whisky was the
best medicine available.
On his way home to New York
in 1906, he stopped off at the Canal
Zone and has been here ever since.
Colonel Gorgas hired him as a mem-

It takes practice to dip up mosquito larvae. Charles H. Bath, left, and Mack
F. Bailey, Chief of Area Sanitation, right, have plenty of that. Between
them they have more than 70 years with the Canal Zone Health Bureau.

Canal Zone Police Association Ball

March 20 Honors Capt. Fred Perra
I 1 1

Canal Zone Police Capt. Fred E.
Perra is to be the guest of honor at
the 26th annual ball of the Canal
Zone Police Association this month.
The ball will be held March 20 at
the Fort Amador Officers' Open Mess
with continuous music for dancing
played by Lucho AzcArraga and his
conjunto and by the U.S. Air Force
Blue Notes.
Canal Zone Police Inspector Perra
is a native of Burlington, Vt. He is
a graduate of Northfield, Vt., High
School and the Blackstone School of
Law, Chicago, Ill., with the degree
of bachelor of law.
Captain Perra has the distinction
of having served in three branches
of U.S. military service. He served
in the 172d Infantry of the Vermont
National Guard from 1937 to 1939;
with the 74th Bombardment Squad-
ron, Albrook Field, from 1940 to
1941; and with the U.S. Navy from
May 1943 until September 1945.
Before his appointment to the
Canal Zone Police Force, he was
employed as budget and procure-
ment officer for the Veterans' Admin-
* istration in White River Junction,
Vt., and later as the fiscal and con-
tracting officer for the U.S. Air Force
at Panama Air Depot.
He joined the Canal Zone police
force in 1949, and advanced rapidly
to the position of Police Inspector
which he now holds. The fact that
he is a policeman admired and
respected by the men with whom
he works is emphasized by the

unanimous decision to honor him at
this year's Policemen's Ball.
James L. Dunn is general chair-

/ 'Fd E. Pa.
Capt. Fred E. Perra.

man of this year's Policemen's Ball,
assisted by John F. McDowell as
The reception committee chair-
man is Police Sgt. Robert Lawyer.
Committee members are Dan
Harned, Michael Gordon, George
Tochterman, Bill Kessler, Dick
Kinsey, Police Sgt. Patrick McDon-
nell, Sid Hayes, Clarence Priest,
Richard Chesson, Murray Falk,
Morty LeVee, Joseph M. Corso, and
Al Bierbaum.

ber of the group of sanitary in-
spectors working under J. A.
LePrince, Chief Sanitary Inspector,
who had charge of the initial
clean-up of the Canal Zone and Pan-
ama which resulted in the elimina-
tion of yellow fever and reduction
in the malaria rate.

Retired, Then Returned
He became so efficient at catching
infected mosquitoes that he was
promoted to Division Sanitary In-
spector at the Ancon Headquarters,
a position he held when he was
retired in 1942. He returned to work
briefly in 1943 to help with the
yellow fever mosquito campaign.
Since his retirement, he has been
living in Gamboa and occasionally
goes out on a mosquito patrol.
Bath remembers Colonel Gorgas
well and admired him for his interest
and persistence in establishing a
disease-free Zone area, a prerequisite
for the successful completion of the
Colonel Gorgas liked to take long-
walks along the Canal construction
line and into Panama to observe
local ground conditions. On one of
his hikes, he found Inspector Bath
on a jungle trail near Gamboa,
cooking a wild turkey. The Colonel
refused to join in the impromptu
picnic, however, because there
wasn't any salt.

It's Open Season

On Life Insurance

Group Enrollment

Non-U.S. citizen employees of all
Federal agencies in the Canal Zone
have an opportunity to enroll in their
life insurance group, or to increase
present life insurance coverage until
April 1.
The Group Insurance Board,
Balboa Heights, has announced that
coincident with the "open season"
for life insurance changes is a 9 per-
cent reduction in the premium, from
2732 cents to 25 cents per $1,000
each pay period.
Non-U.S. citizen teachers will have
an opportunity to make any desired
life insurance changes after the
opening of the Latin American
schools for the 1964-1965 school
During the period to April 1 any
non-U.S. citizen employees who
missed an opportunity in the past to
enroll in a life insurance group will
be able to enroll with no medical
examination. Those already enrolled
may increase their basic life insur-
ance coverage by 50 percent or 100
percent, also with no medical exam-
ination. An employee's yearly income
determines the amount of term
insurance he or she may have.
Each unit insurance representative
has more detailed information. Addi-
tional information may be obtained
by telephoning the Panama Canal
Employee Services Branch at Balboa
2508 or Balboa 2661.

A former Panama Canal employee
and his wife who had lived in Gatun
for 25 years celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary recently in
Houston, Tex. They are Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan L. Levy. Mr. Levy had re-
ceived a medal from President
Theodore Roosevelt for his electrical
work on the locks. By official invita-
tion, the couple was aboard the first
vessel to transit the Canal from the
Pacific to the Atlantic.

Stargazing is a family affair at the Canal Zone Observatory which will
remain open to visitors Sundays and Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. until the
end of the dry season, the last days of this month or early April.

Best Show in Town

Has Lots of Stars

The best show in town is open
to visitors two nights a week,
Sunday and Tuesdays, at the Canal
Zone Observatory. And the celestial
performance is so popular that
usually J. W. Seaquist, a Balboa High
School teacher, and Bernard J.
Brown, a civil engineer with the
Panama Canal, have as many people
come crowding in as they can handle.
"When the moon is new and cres-
cent shaped, which is the best time
to observe the earth's moon, everyone
wants to look at it," observed Civil
Engineer Brown.
The moon is the favorite with
most Observatory visitors. Then

visitors are interested in the bright
planets, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus,
and finally the constellations come in
for a share of viewing.
The Canal Zone Observatory can
best accommodate about 30 'persons
at a time. Mr. Seaquist or Mr. Brown
give talks and answer questions and
celestial viewers are usually admitted
two at a time to the telescope.
Large groups usually telephone
ahead, and for certain school groups
the Observatory.will open at special
times with prior appointment.
The Canal Zone Observatory is
under the auspices of the Canal Zone
Division of Schools.

Bernard J. Brown (left), a civil engineer with the Panama Canal, explains
some of the celestial wonders to be seen at the Canal Zone Observatory.
He and J. W. Seaquist, a Balboa High School teacher, greet the crowds
that converge at the Observatory Sunday and Tuesday nights from 7 to
9 to gaze at the moon, the planets, and the constellations.

Care To Qualify as a Samaritan

And Be Money Ahead on the Deal?

Like to help yourself while help-
ing somebody else?
Many U.S. citizens employed by
other Government agencies were
displaced from Panama City as a
result of the January incidents. Since
neither the Panama Canal organiza-
tion or Zone military bases has suffi-
cient quarters to provide for their
own employees, much less those of
other agencies, some of these dis-
placed persons have not yet found
satisfactory accommodations in the
The problem could be relieved
somewhat if more vacationing em-
ployees would sublet their quarters.
Interested occupants may offer their
quarters for subletting through the

Balboa and Cristobal housing man-
agers, who maintain lists of such
This list may be inspected by
prospective renters.
The Housing Branch also main-
tains a list of requests for vacant
quarters from applicants who are
legally authorized to reside in the
Canal Zone.
Occupants who may wish to sub-
let their quarters while on vacation
may look over this list at their con-
venience and make their selection
from the applicants.
The Housing Branch has legally
approved forms for agreement with
renters which provides proper pro-
tection for both renter and occupant.

Page 3



March 6, 1964

Gold Piece Memento of Water Boy

Days for Retired Veteran Employee
Herbert E. Atherton, foreman in streets in La Boca were being graded
the Ancon Laundry, who was retired by machinery pulled by mules.
last Saturday from the Canal organ- He remained with the Municipal
ization after more than 50 years of Engineering Division until 1920,
service, still has one of the first when he was transferred to the
dollars he ever earned. Ancon Laundry as a laundryman. He
It is a one-dollar gold piece which has held several positions in this
was given him when he was working unit and at the time of his retire-
as a water boy during Canal con- ment was a leader marker and sorter.
struction days. It was earned for Atherton was married in 1941 to
good conduct and efficiency and his wife, Clover, and is living in his
presented by labor foreman Jack own house in Parque Lefevre.
Cowen. The one-dollar gold piece is Although he could continue working
no longer in circulation and it is one until the age of 70, the compulsory
of his prized possessions. retirement age for non-U.S.-citizen
Until his retirement Saturday, employees, he has decided to obey
Atherton was the oldest employee of his wife, his real boss, he says, and
the Canal organization in point of stay home to complete the work of
service and one of few to accumulate remodeling his house.
50 or more years. (Picture in In November, Atherton received a
Spanish section.) In addition, he special 50-year service certificate
attained a reputation for conscienti- and an award for superior service
ous hard work and for promptness from Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
and devotion to his job. During the The certificate was the first of its
many years with the laundry, super- kind to be given to a Canal em-
visors and fellow workers said that ployee. The superior service award
he was hardly ever late and seldom was accompanied by a check for
missed a day's work. $150 presented by L. A. Ferguson,
orn in Panama Ciy in Supply and Community Service
Born in Panama City in 1901, Bureau Director.
Atherton was employed at the age of The ceremony took place in the
12 by the former Municipal Engi- Ancon Laundry in the presence of
neering Division as a water boy or Lt. Gov. David S. Parker, several
pinchee" at a salary of 50 an hour. Panama Canal bureau directors, offi-
His job was to bring drinking water cials of the Supply and Community
to the Canal workers from La Boca Bureau, Mrs. Atherton, and most of
to Pedro Miguel. Atherton's fellow employees in the
During that time, he recalls, the laundry.

Any Canal Zone residents
who have photographs, spent
bullets, or other "souvenirs"
of the incidents of January
9-16 are invited to bring or
send them to the most con-
venient Canal Zone police
station for evaluation. Photo-
graphs will be returned.

Abernathy Wins

First Half Title

Bill De La Mater's Abernathy
softball team won the first half of
the Pacific Softball League last week
when Abernathy defeated Bobo
McArthur's Atlas Beer team 3 to 2.
The game was a pitcher's battle
with Llowolyn of Atlas toiling
against Sparks and Lane of Aber-
nathy. Lane took the win after
relieving Sparks in the 6th inning
with the score tied 2-2.
The second half of the season
started Monday.

(Through 2-28-64)

Abernathy, S.A.
Philips Radio-
White Horse-
Atlas Beer---
Fort Clayton_


Employee with Half Century-Plus of Service Tops

List of Panama Canal's Retirements for February

Thirty-five Panama Canal em-
ployees, whose service totaled nearly
1,000 years, retired from Canal serv-
ice during February. Those still on
the Isthmus received their retirement
certificates from Canal Zone Gov-
ernor Robert J. Fleming, Jr., in a
ceremony held in the Briefing Room,
Balboa Heights, last Friday.
Governor Fleming thanked the
retiring employees for the years of
service they had given the organiza-
tion and pointed out that during the
bit of trouble about 8 weeks ago the
one thing he didn't worry about was
the Panama Canal, for the Canal
operated as it has since it opened-
efficiently and well. "The people who
built the Canal did a marvelous job,
and the people who are operating the
Canal are doing a marvelous job,"
he said.
Dean in service years of those who
retired in February was Herbert E.
Atherton of Panama City, a leader
marker and sorter in the Supply
Division, who had worked for the
Canal organization a total of 50
years, 3 months and 16 days.
Keys to the Locks were given by
Governor Fleming to Pr6spero J.
G6mez of Panama, a pipelayer in the
Maintenance Division, who retired
after 43 years' service, and to John
T. Simmons, a hospital food service
worker at Gorgas Hospital, who
retired after 44 years, 8 months, 22
days' service.

EMPLOYEES who retired in
February, with their positions at time
of retirement and years of Canal
Herbert E. Atherton, Leader Marker
and Sorter, Supply Division (Paci-
fic Side); 50 years, 3 months, 16
Charles L. Barton, Secondary School
Teacher, Latin American Schools,
Division of Schools (Pacific Side);
39 years, 5 months, 24 days.
Miss Maud E. Bethune, Laundry
Checker, Supply Division (Pacific
Side); 36 years, 7 months, 24
Martin Brenes, Stevedore, Terminals
Division (Atlantic Side); 17 years,
9 months, 24 days.
Arnold S. Brown, Stevedore, Ter-
minals Division (Atlantic Side);
32 years, 4 months, 24 days.
Balbino Caldito, Deckhand, Naviga-

tion Division (Pacific Side); 14
years, 5 months, 29 days.
Manuel Camarena, Leader Seaman,
Dredging Division; 34 years, 10
months,' 19 days.
Theophilus Christie, Helper Electri-
cian, Railroad Division (Pacific
Side); 26 years, 10 months, 6
John P. Corrigan, Jr., General Fore-
man, (Ship Stevedoring), Ter-
minals Division (Atlantic Side);
36 years, 5 months.
William J. Davidson, Seaman (Tow-
boat), Navigation Division (Atlan-
tic Side); 19 years, 2 months, 24
John A. Dean, Lead Foreman, Steve-
dore, Terminals Division (Atlantic
Side); 22 years, 4 months, 7 days.
Harold G. DePass, Stevedore, Ter-
minals Division (Atlantic Side);
25 years, 5 months, 29 days.
Mrs. Marjorie L. Engel, File
Clerk, Personnel Records, Per-

Softball Tourney

Set March 14, 15

The Pacific Softball League and
Abernathy, S.A., are jointly sponsor-
ing an invitational softball tourna-
ment Saturday and Sunday, March
14 and 15.
All games will be played at the
Pacific Softball League park in
Balboa. Six games will be played
Saturday and five Sunday. Refresh-
ments will be available at the park.
Pacific Softball League teams par-
ticipating are: Abernathy, first half
champion, managed by Bill De La
Mater; Philips Radio, second half
leaders, managed by Bill Nickisher;
White Horse, managed by George
McArthur; Atlas Beer, managed by
Ed McArthur, and Fort Clayton,
managed by Captain Contreras.
Teams invited from the Atlantic
Softball League are: Powells, first
half champions, managed by Lou
Hooper; American Legion, managed
by Speedy GonzAles; VFW, managed
by Pete Hale, and Galeta Point,
managed by Chief Heinig.
Military teams invited are: Ma-
rines, managed by Joe Fugera;
U.S. Navy COMMSTA, managed by
Bill Smith, and the U.S. Air Force

sonnel Bureau; 16 years, 2 months,
1 day.
Bill Girard, Stevedore, Terminals
Division (Atlantic Side); 26 years,
7 months, 1 day.
Pr6spero G6mez, Pipelayer, Main-
tenance Division (Pacific Side);
43 years.
Cyril C. Gordon, Painter, Mainte-
nance Division (Pacific Side); 30
years, 2 months, 2 days.
Miguel Guzman, Laborer, Railroad
Division (Pacific Side); 23 years,
10 months, 3 days.
John Hawkins, Stevedore, Terminals
Division (Atlantic Side), 23 years,
1 month, 19 days.
Florencio Juncos, Truck Driver
(Heavy), Motor Transportation
Division (Pacific Side); 34 years,
1 month, 17 days.
Miss Rose A. McGuigan, Clerk
(Stenographer), Accounting Poli-
cies and Procedures Staff (Pacific
Side); 26 years, 1 month, 7 days.
Amado Moses, Maintenanceman
(Transmission Lines), Electrical
Division (Pacific Side); 23 years.
Julio Navarro, Linehandler, Termi-
nals Division (Atlantic Side); 17
years, 3 months, 22 days.
Jos6 F. Niga, Stevedore, Terminals
Division (Atlantic Side); 12 years,
1 months, 16 days.
Angel Olmos, Stevedore, Terminals
Division (Atlantic Side); 21 years,
4 months, 8 days.
Luis Prussie, Stevedore, Terminals
Division (Atlantic Side); 13 years,
5 months, 5 days.
Bernard R. Regis, Teller, Supply
Division (Atlantic Side); 37 years,
7 months, 13 days.
Eduardo Revollo, Linehandler, Ter-
minals Division; 17 years, 2
months, 12 days.
Rafael S. Reyes, Leader, Mainte-
nance (Rope and Wire Cable),
Locks Division (Pacific Side); 39
years, 11 months, 10 days.
Ratn6n Rivera, Sr., Asphalt or
Cement Worker, Locks Division
(Pacific Side); 23 years, 4 months,
22 days.
Juan Ruiz, Leader (Dock Stevedor-
ing), Terminals Division (Atlantic
Side); 29 years, 5 months, 19 days.
Mauricio Santamaria, Surveying Aid,
Engineering Division (Pacific
Side); 29 years, 7 months, 13 days.
John T. Simmons, Hospital Food
Service Worker, Gorgas Hospital;
44 years, 8 months, 22 days.
Bir Singh, Stevedore, Terminals Di-
vision (Atlantic Side); 34 years,
2 months, 6 days.
Tomis Villanueva, Stevedore, Ter-
minals Division (Atlantic Side);
19 years, 10 months, 23 days.
George A. Willis, General Foreman
(Maintenance Shops), Maintenance
Division (Pacific Side); 34 years,
2 months, 7 days.

Bulldogs On Top

In School Loop;

Ebdon Top Hitter


Balboa High School---
-Cristobal High School_
Schools Division AC __
Canal Zone College _

6 2
4 3
2 4
1 4

Balboa High School, despite
having its undefeated record
smashed by a doubleheader loss to
Sid Kennon's AC group, still clings
to first place in the Interscholastic
Abernathy, S.A., has donated a
beautiful 15-inch trophy for the top
batter during the 1964 season. The
Bulldogs boast of 3 of the top 10
batters in the league, including the
leader, Dick Ebdon, currently hitting
at a .500 clip.
Canal Zone College, now camped
in the cellar, has the most boys in
the top 10 with 4. Cristobal High
has 3 representatives among the
league's select 10.
The Bulldogs' Jim Riley is the
league's top hurler this year.
A senior, Riley has a 3-0 record,
boasting one no-hitter and a one-
hitter. His earned run average is
0.33, putting him well on the way
toward winning the top pitcher
award for 1964.

Player and school AB H BA
Dick Ebdon, BHS___ 14 7 .500
Ken Karpinski, CHS 18 8 .444
Ken Anderson, CZC_ 12 5 .417
Leslie Highly, CHS_ 20 8 .400
Jeff Leon, CZC__ 15 6 .400
Dave Cohen, CZC__ 13 5 .385
Luther Quinn, BHS_ 19 7 .368
Karl Evelyn, CZC 18 6 .333
;oe Hunt, BHS 13 4 .308
Dave Wilder, CHS_- 20 6 .300

Housing Survey

To Check Major

Repairs Needed

A long-range program to see what
major repairs are needed on Canal
Zone housing, and to get the repairs
budgeted and carried out at a
minimum cost, will be launched next
It involves inspection of all 6,000
housing units, cost estimates on the
repairs, budgeting for the work and,
eventually, carrying out the repairs.
Assigned to the program is Alfred
W. Grez of the Specifications and
Estimating Branch of the Engineer-
ing Division, Engineering and Con-
struction Bureau. Sponsoring the
program will be the Community
Service Division of the Supply and
Community Services Bureau.
The plan will be carried out over
several years. Its theme is economy-
getting major repairs done at the
least possible cost to those who pay
rent. It will not take the place of
regular housing maintenance. This
will continue as usual. But in the
larger program Grez will inspect
each house in the Canal Zone. Work-
ing under the supervision of L. M.
(Bill) Warren, he will be responsible
for the maintenance program re-
quired to insure adequate living con-
ditions along with the lowest possible
maintenance costs.
The maintenance inspections will
be made at least once each 3 years
on all housing units.
In the same type of program,
Warren since 1947 has been esti-
mating maintenance required on
public and office buildings.

Adult Swimming Class

At "Y" Starts March 9
An adult swimming class for
beginners, both men and women, will
begin at the Balboa YMCA March 9.
The class will meet from 6 p.m.
to 7 p.m. Monday and Friday
evenings, with Bob Thompson as the
Interested persons may register at
the YMCA. There is a registration
fee of $1.

1:05-Parade of Sports
3:00-Sports Time
3:30-Sports Spectacular
4:00-Chapel of the Air
4:30-Communism-Myth vs. Reality
5:00-This is the Life
5:30-Championship Bridge
6:15-Sacred Heart
6:30-Jerry Lewis Show
7:30-Danny Thomas
8:00-Ed Sullivan
9:00-Steve Allen
10:25-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
10:30-What's My Line
11:05-Encore: Circle Theatre
5:05-Magic Land of Allakazam
5:30-It's A Wonderful World
6:30-Louis Armstrong
7:00-SCN NEWS (Eng. and Span.)
7:30-Dick Van Dyke
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Andy Williams
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-EBF-"Africa in Charge"
Fingerprints Don't Lie
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
10:30-Ted Mack
11:15-Encore: Ed Sullivan
5:30-Do You Know
6:30-True Adventure
7:00-SCN NEWS (Eng. and Span.)
7:10-Armed Forces News
7:20-Pat Markun Show
7:30-Andy Griffith
8: 00-Armchair Theater:
"Foreign Correspondent"
9:05-Armchair Theater-Continued
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
10:10-Armchair Theater-Continued
10:30-Tennessee Ernie Ford
Danny Thomas
Dick Van Dyke
12:00-SCN NEWS (English)
5:05-Shari Lewis
5:30-"The U.S. Arriving"
7:00-SCN NEWS (Eng. and Span.)
7:30-Thin Man
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-The Lieutenant
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-Zane Grey Theater
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
11:15-Encore: Jerry Lewis
5:30-Science In Action
7:00-SCN NEWS (Eng. and Span.)
7:10-College Bowl
8:00--SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Danny Kaye
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-U.S. Steel Hour
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
10:10-Sing Along With Mitch
11:15-Encore: The Lieutenant
5:05-American Bandstand
7:00-SCN NEWS (Eng. and Span.)
7:10-Price Is Right
7:30-Candid Camera
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-Jack Paar
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
10:10-Fight of the Week
11:15-Steve Allen
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:45-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
1:50-Captain Kangaroo
2:30-Saturday Double Feature:
"Fingerprints Don't Lie"
"Foreign Correspondent"
6:30-Big Picture
7:00-SCN NEWS (Eng. and Span.)
7:10-Edie Adams
7:30-To Tell The Truth
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Lawrence Welk
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
10:10-Soldiers In Grease Paint

Page 4


Tres prominentes representantes
de la Comisi6n Internacional de Ju-
ristas se encuentran en el Istmo con
el fin de investigar cargos de viola-
ci6n de derechos humans formu-
lados por el Colegio Nacional de
Abogados de PanamA contra las
* fuerzas militares de los Estados
Unidos y la policia de la Zona del
La Comisi6n Internacional, cuya
sede permanent es Ginebra, Suiza,
ha enviado una comisi6n integrada
por el Dr. Navrez Vakil, abogado
jurista de la India; el Profesor y
juez Gustaf Petren, de Suecia, y el
Profesor A. N. Belinfante, abogado
jurista y professor de la universidad
de Amsterdam, Holanda.
El Colegio Nacional de Abogados

de Jur

de Panamai alega violaci6n de tres
de los articulos contenidos en la
Dcclaraci6n Universal sobre Dere-
chos Humanos adoptada por la
Asamblea General de las Naciones
Unidas en 1948.
Los articulos en cuesti6n (3, 5, y
20) tratan del derecho a la vida y la
seguridad; la crueldad y el trato
inhuman o degradante; y el derecho
de la libertad de reunion.
Los cargos fucron formulados en
una carta de fecha 21 de enero fir-
mada por Jorge E. Illueca, presi-
dente del Colegio Nacional de
Abogados de PanamA.
La CIJ se comunic6 con el Secre-
tario de Estado norteamericano
Dean Rusk asi como con el Ministro
de Relaciones Exteriores de PanamA,


Galileo Solis, solicitando la coope-
raci6n de ambos pauses en la investi-
gaci6n que habrA de practicar la
comisi6n observadora. Los Estados
Unidos han manifestado a la Comi-
si6n que estAn dispuestos a brindarle
su entera cooperaci6n.
Los alegatos en apoyo de los
cargos serAn presentados por miem-
bros del Colegio Nacional de Abo-
gados de PanamA. Se tiene enten-
dido que Eloy Benedetti, Asesor
Juridico del Ministerio de Relaciones
Exteriores de la Republica de Pana-
mi, estA preparando el caso en repre-
sentaci6n del Gobierno de PanamA.
Joseph Califane, Jr., Asesor Juri-
dico del Departamento del Ejrcito,
encabeza la rcpresentaci6n de los
Estados Unidos.


La Comisi6n Internacional de
Juristas es un organismo extraoficial
y apolitico que ejerce como entidad
consultiva del Consejo Econ6mico y
Social de las Naciones Unidas. La
Comisi6n, integrada por 27 miem-
bros, es sostenida por 40,000 juris-
tas, profesores, abogados y otros
profesionales del derecho y sus
respectivas asociaciones entire los
cuales estan representadas unas 90
La misi6n de la Comisi6n con-
siste principalmente en el reconoci-
miento y protecci6n de los derechos
humanos y las libertades fundamen-
tales. El organismo fue fundado en
1952 y su secretaria general ha
radicado en Ginebra desde 1959.
La Comisi6n ha enviado observa-

dores a Espafia, Africa del Sur,
Cuba, Dahomey, Etiopia, Israel, Cei-
lin, Turquia, Berlin y la Repsiblica
El organismo ha publicado nueve
informes de importancia, sobre Hun-
gria (3), Tibet, Africa del Sur, Libe-
ria, Tinez, la Muralla de Berlin y
Cuba. Sus informes han sido reco-
nocidos como trabajos ejemplares en
cuanto a su meticulosidad y perfec-
cionismo. Por lo menos uno de sus
trabajos se ha prolongado por espa-
cio de varies afios y ha entrafiado
entrevistas y cuidadosas investiga-
ciones de muchas decenas de testi-
gos, asi como el studio minu-
cioso de documents oficiales y



Vol. II No. 37 Viernes 6 de Morzo de 1964


Lleg6 la hora del Censo para ciertas comunidades de la Zona del Canal, entire
ellas, Pedro Miguel, Paraiso, Santa Cruz, Camp Bierd y Rainbow City.
Formularios impresos en castellano, por un lado, y en ingl6s por el otro, fueron
distribuidos la semana pasada a cada resident de esas colectividades zoneitas
tanto de la costa Atlntica cuanto la del Pacifico.
Dichos formularios se titulan: Informe sobre el censo de la vivienda, y deben
de completarse dentro de 5 dias desde aquel en que se recibieran, enviindose
luego a la Oficina de la Vivienda.
Este censo se realize anualmente antes de la iniciaci6n del afio lectivo en las
Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal.
El formulario esta extendido a nombre de la persona cuyo nombre aparece
como inquilino de la vivienda asignada por el Canal de Panama. Todas las demas
personas domiciliadas bajo el mismo techo, inclusive hijos, abielos, y otros parien-
tes o huespedes, deben de mencionarse en el formulario con su nombre y apellido
y demas datos pertinentes, tales como oficio y lugar donde trabaja o el hecho de
que no tiene ocupaci6n. En el caso de los estudiantes se darA el nombre y lugar
de la escuela que atiende.

Reducen Calado Permisible en Agna Fresca

Con Motivo de la Temporada
Desde el martes 10 de los corrien- esas medidas al hecho de que el nivel
tes se impondrAn ciertas limitaciones del Lago Gat6n se calcula que habra
sobre el calado mAximo permisible descendido a unos 85 pies.
a las embarcaciones que transiten por En esa fecha las naves en trAnsito
el Canal de PanamA, en conformidad por el Canal tendrAn un calado mAxi-
con instrucciones impartidas por el mo permisible de 37 pies en agua
CapitAn C. E. Briggs, Jr., Jefe de la dulce tropical. A media que se
Division de Navegaci6n. Obedecen adentre mAs alin la estaci6n seca, con

Reciente Reduccion de los Impuestos

Beneficia a Empleados del PanCanal

Los cheques de pago serAn, en
adelante, mAs substanciosos para
los ciudadanos estadounidenses, asi
como para quienes trabajan sujetos
a la escala de salario prevaleciente
en los Estados Unidos. Pero, si estA
usted sujeto al pago del impuesto
Federal sobre la renta en los Estados
Unidos, no se precipite a echarse
encima nuevas obligaciones, porque
la forma en que se aplicarAn las re-
ducciones recien otorgadas probable-
mente envuelvan la obligaci6n de
Sefectuar ciertos reajustes que impli-
quen reembolsos.
Si usted percibe su salario sobre
la escala de los de Estados Unidos
pero no es ciudadano de ese pais,
posiblemente se beneficie indirecta-
mente gracias a la formula denomi-
nada "factor del impuesto" que se
emplea en computer su paga. Natu-
ralmente que no recaerA sobre los
posibles beneficios monetarios que
esto represent, impuesto alguno de

los Estados Unidos.
Al contribuidor norteamericano,
por otro lado, se le ofrece la opor-
tunidad de anticiparse a cualquier
desajuste potential para fines de
1964. Para ello todo lo que necesita
hacer es autorizar al Ramo de Con-
tabilidad MecAnica y N6minas de
Pago del Canal de Panama a retener
mayor suma para cubrir el impuesto
sobre la renta sobre su salario. (Para
mayores detalles consiltese nuestra
secci6n inglesa.)
Existe una estipulaci6n en los re-
glamentos referentes a Impuestos
Internos que require sometan tri-
mestralmente una declaraci6n sobre
"estimada" del impuesto si se calcula
que excederA-en mAs de $40-la
cantidad que seria retenida durante
el afio. Usted puede ahorrarse ese
papeleo adicional si autoriza el incre-
mento de la suma retenida para
efectos del impuesto en su cheque
de pago.

Seca Actual
la consiguiente reducci6n del nivel
del lago, se harin necesarios nuevos
reajustes en el calado mAximo per-
misible por cada 6 pulgadas en que
disminuya el nivel de las aguas.
Semanalmente se entregarAn a los
agents navieron, armadores y ope-
radores de naves las nuevas instruc-
ciones sobre restricciones qclue se hi-
cieran necesarias durante la 6poca
Las limitaciones sobre calado se
imponen siempre durante la tem-
porada seca debido a que el nivel
del lago de agua fresca de Gatin
disminuye en esta 6poca del afio.
Este afio las condiciones han deter-
minado que se adelante la fecha
usual en que se hace necesario
implantar esas limitaciones.
Este afio, a pesar de que el nivel
del lago decrece cotidianamente, el
mAximo calado permisible es supe-
rior al de afios anteriores que llegaba
a 37 pies. Hace 2 afios, en abril de
1962, el limited fue de 35 pies de
calado cuando el nivel del lago lleg6
a solo 84 pies.
Durante febrero pasado la Direc-
ci6n de Marina elabor6 un plan
encaminado a aumentar el calado
permisible a embarcaciones de alto
bordo hasta los 38 pies cuando el
nivel del Lago Gat6n llegue a 86
pies o mas sobre el nivel del mar.
Este aumento en el calado permi-
sible permit a naves de alto bordo
transportar a trav6s del Canal de
PanamA cargamento valorado en
millares de d6lares adicionales.

iToda una Vida!

Herbert Atherton se Jubila Despues

De 50 Anos de Trabajar con el Canal

Trabajar 50 afios seguidos en cual-
quier empresa, ya sea privada o
gubernamental, es algo digno de
encomio, porque es casi today una
vida la que pasa el empleado en el
mismo lugar, al cual se acostumbra
tanto, que le cuesta trabajo dejarlo
para acogerse a una jubilaci6n.
Hoy les traemos a ustedes el caso
de Herbert E. Atherton, quien el
29 de febrero iltimo se retir6 de la
organizaci6n del Canal de Panama
despues de prestar servicio durante
50 afios, 3 meses y 16 dias.
Atherton, verificador del despacho
de ropa en la Lavanderia de Anc6n,
es un ciudadano panamefo, nacido
en la ciudad de PanamA hace 62
afios, y que comenz6 a trabajar con
la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA
cuando apenas tenia 11 afios y 10
meses de edad en 1912. Su primer
trabajo fue como pinchee" durante
los dias de la construcci6n de la gran
via, en la antigua Divisi6n de Inge-
nieria Municipal, con un salario de
5 centavos por hora.
Su trabajo consistia en dar agua
de beber a los trabajadores, desde
La Boca hasta Pedro Miguel, dia y
"TrabajA durante la construcci6n
de las calls de La Boca," dice
Atherton, "cuando los obreros abrian
surcos en el terreno con unas grandes
palas impulsadas por mulas."
Al afio de estar trabajando, recibi6
un premio, por su buena conduct
y eficiencia, de manos del capataz
general Jackey Cowen. Este le en-
treg6 una pequefia moneda de oro,
que tenia la siguiente inscripci6n "In
God We Trust"-O"One Dollar." Se
trataba de una moneda de oro de
$1, las cuales ya no circulan.
Atherton estuvo con esa division
hasta 1920 cuando fue trasladado a
la Lavanderia de Anc6n con el mismo
puesto, pasando despu6s a lavador

de ropa, etc., hasta llegar a la posi-
ci6n de la cual se ha jubilado.
En 1941 contrajo matrimonio en
la Iglesia Bautista de Calidonia
(entonces Ilamado Cabo Verde) y
reside en la Calle 3' del Parque
Lefevre con su esposa Clover.
Aunque Atherton podia continuar
en su empleo hasta los 70 afios de
edad, y que su jefe le pidi6 que si-
guiera trabajando, "el otro jefe que
tengo, mi esposa, me dijo que me
jubilara pues trabajaba demasiado.
Al salir de la Lavanderia me ponia a
trabajar en la casa de mi propiedad,
la cual estoy remodelando y conti-
nuar6 en esa labor ahora que tendr6
mAs tiempo," dijo Atherton.
El 22 de noviembre lltimo recibi6
de manos del Gobernador Robert J.
Fleming, Jr., un certificado especial
por 50 afios de servicio y un premio
por servicio sobresaliente, acompa-
fiado de un cheque por $150, de
manos de L. A. Ferguson, Director
de Abastos y Servicios Comunales.
"Me senti muy emocionado al reci-
bir el premio," agreg6 Atherton,
"porque era la recompensa al trabajo
que habia desempeiiado."
Atherton declare que extrafiara
much a sus compaiieros de trabajo
porque todos han sido muy buenos
con 61. No tiene queja alguna del
trato que ha recibido de sus jefes
en la Lavanderia de Anc6n y siem-
pre recordarA el regalo que le hicie-
ron sus compafieros, al darle una
fiesta de despedida el pasado 26 de
febrero, en done le entregaron una
bonita carter con su nombre
grabado en oro y con $10 dentro.
Al moment de su retire, Atherton
era cl mis antiguo empleado de la
organizaci6n del Canal en afios de
Al jubilarse Atherton, el Canal de
PanamA pierde a uno de sus mAs
eficientes empleados, un ejemplo
para la juventud trabajadora.




Marzo 6, 1964


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La Sra. Sislin Thomas, ayudante de bibliotecaria de la
Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal, Ileva ya 3 afios al
servicio de esta important secci6n de la Direcci6n de
Asuntos Civiles del Canal de Panamf. Anteriormente
trabaj6 con la Divisi6n de Abastos, en 1958, cuando
fue oficinista en la secci6n de medicines y articulos
various. Su trabajo en la Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal
consiste en prestar libros, recibir multas, archivar, con-
testar preguntas relacionadas con la biblioteca y telefo-
nista. La sefiora Thomas estudi6 en la Escuela de La
Boca y ahora estudia comercio por correspondencia
en la International Correspondence School. Es casada
y tiene dos hijos, uno de 7 y otro de 3 aios de edad;
ademAs hay otro en camino. Su esposo, Leonard Thomas
trabaja como oficinista en la agencia Cosmos, S. A. en
la ciudad de PanamA. Los esposos Thomas resident en
Rio Abajo, en donde ella es miembro del Club Young
Adult de la Iglesia San Crist6bal. A la sefiora Thomas
le gusta la misica, la lectura y el deported, especialmente
ver los encuentros de boxeo y los partidos de beisbol.



Los empleados no-estadouniden-
ses de la Zona del Canal tendran
oportunidad de inscribirse en el se-

Ofrece Charla

Paul Kennedy
El corresponsal del New York
Times en M6xico y Centro AmBrica,
Paul Kennedy, fue hu6sped de la
catedra de Historia Latinoamericana
que dicta C. R. Vosburgh en la Uni-
versidad de la Zona del Canal, ofre-.
ciendo una amena charla a la trein-
tena de alumnos presents en esa
El periodista Kennedy roz6 el
tema palpitante de la actualidad
local pero su plAtica vers6 mayor-
mente sobre M6xico, lugar de su
El orador tambi6n contest pre-
guntas que le formularan los asis-
tentes, la mitad de los cuales eran
observadores congregados alli en
esa ocasi6n procedentes de otras
Despu6s del period de classes
Kennedy permaneci6 platicando por
unos minutes con los estudiantes.

guro colectivo o aumentar el monto
de los beneficios que ese program
ofrece. El period para nuevas ins-
cripciones se extiende desde ahora
hasta el 19 de abril entrante.
Se ha anunciado, igualmente, que
habrA una reducci6n de un 9 por
ciento en la prima o sea de 27K cen-
tavos por cada $1,000 a solo 25 cen-
tavos. La prima se deduce del cheque
en cada period de pago.
Los maestros que no fueren de
nacionalidad estadounidense podrAn
realizar cualquier cambio en el se-
guro de vida colectivo despu6s de
iniciado el afio lectivo 1964-65 en
las Escuelas Latinoamericanas.
Durante el actual period es per-
misible inscribirse al seguro citado
sin necesidad de pasar el examen
medico; lo propio se aplica a quie-
nes desearen aumentar los beneficios
bAsicos del seguro. La remuneraci6n
annual del empleado es la que sirve de
base para fijar el monto de los
beneficios obtenibles.
Para mayor informaci6n comuni-
carse con el representante del pro-
grama en su dependencia o llamar
al tel6fono Balboa 2508 o 2661.


1. Cooperar a mantener limpio y en orden el lugar de trabajo.
2. Usar el equipo de protecci6n personal; estA hecho para servirlo.
3. No usar nunca una mAquina o equipo que usted no est6 autorizado
a emplear.
4. Obedecer rigurosamente los reglamentos contra incendios y otros
5. Cortar la corriente antes de hacer cualquier reparaci6n en lines, equipo
o artefactos el6ctricos.
6. No hacer bromas en el trabajo.
7. Usar las herramientas indicadas para cada trabajo.
8. Usar la ropa apropiada y evitar el uso de prendas sueltas.
9. Mantener las herramientas en buenas condiciones.
10. Advertir al superior inmediato de cualquier situaci6n que pueda ser
causa de accidents.
No olvide que si sufre un accident usted no es la 6nica victim. Su familiar
tambi6n padece las consecuencias.
De "Normaticias"-Carvajal & Cia.

En nuestra secci6n inglesa pu-
blicamos una list de los nom-
bres de los donantes de sangre al
Banco de Sangre del Hospital

El Arte en la Arquitectura Lati-
noamericana, por Paul F. Damaz, con
un pr6logo por Oscar Niemayer, es
un libro bonito y estimulante que
puede ser de interns para el lego
como para el artist professional o el
arquitecto. El libro estA organizado
en dos secciones.
La primera parte incluye una en-
cuesta de la America Latina, que va
desde las fuentes de su cultural hasta
el uso atrevido que los arquitectos
latinoamericanos han hecho al com-
binar el arte native con el disefio y la
La segunda parte describe ejem-
plos con fotografias de construcci6n
en las cuales se han usado murales,
esculturas, vidrios de color, losas y
mosaicos como parte integral de
famosos edificios latinoamericanos.
Edificios comerciales y gubernamen-
tales, iglesias, residencias y teatros
estin incluidos en estos informed.
Esta es una publicaci6n impor-
tante para arquitectos y artists que
estin interesados en volver a las
races de su discipline professional y
aplicarlas como se estila en la
Am6rica Latina.


Constantine Downs, oficinista de la Divisi6n de Escuelas
de la Zona del Canal, tiene un servicio de 22 afios con el
Canal de PanamA, desde que ingres6 en abril de 1941
como mensajero en la Divisi6n de Ferrocarril en Cris-
t6bal. Downs estA encargado de hacer los pedidos de
libros y toda clase de equipo para todas las escuelas de
la Zona del Canal, pedidos que hace localmente y a los
Estados Unidos. Ingres6 a la Divisi6n de Escuelas en
1958, despu6s de haber trabajado en el Almac6n de
Crist6bal de 1941 a 1949 y en la Divisi6n de Viviendas
en Balboa, de 1950 a 1958. Constantine, un gran fanA-
tico del beisbol y aficionado a los tocadiscos de alta
fidelidad y estereof6nicos, naci6 en La Habana, Cuba,
de padres panamenos, pero vino al Istmo a la edad de
7 afios y recibi6 su educaci6n en Col6n, graduAndose
como mecan6grafo y esten6grafo en la Escuela Modelo
Dumbar. Downs reside en PanamA con su esposa y dos
hijos; su hija mayor acaba de pasar al segundo grado
en la Escuela RepAblica de China. En el mes de junio
pasado recibi6 un premio por Servicio Superior, debido
a su excelente desempefio en sus funciones. Ese premio
le signific6 un cheque por $150.

En Su Pantalla
Viernes 6----- The Tall Story The Big Combo Tammy And The Doctor
Owl Show 10:00 p.m. Flame Of Araby
Never Say Goodbye
Sabado 7 ----Story Of The Count Of It Happened At The World's Fair Pied Piper Of Hamelin
Monte Cristo
Domingo 8---- The Curse Of Frankenstein El Cid The Mark
Lunes 9------- The Curse Of Frankenstein El Cid The Mark
Martes 10 --_- The Old Dark House and Disenbodied and The Challenge and
Jungle Manhunt Dillinger High Tide At Noon
Mi6rcoles 11_--- Disenbodied and The Old Dark House and No My Darling Daughter and
Dillinger Jungle Manhunt Passionate Summer
Jueves 12 _--- Beyond A Reasonable Doubt and 30 The Big Combo and
Slightly Scarlet The Bat
Viernes 13__ -- 30 Beyond A Reasonable Doubt and The Tall Story
Slightly Scarlet
Owl Show 10:00 p.m. Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
Rogues Regiment Never Say Goodbye

Pagina 2

12:00-Peleas que hicieron historic
12:30-Show del Mediodia
l:30-Tarde de Toros
2:00-Cine en su casa
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
4:45-Carnaval de Cartones
6:30-Estreno Sorpresivo
7:00-Estreno Sorpresivo
7:30-Las Estrellas y su Historia
8:00-Ciudad Desnuda
9:00-El Vagabundo
9:30-Los Expertos Contestan
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Muier
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
6:00-Dick Tracy
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00-Ajedrez Fatal
9:00-Foro de Opini6n
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportaies Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
7:00-Roy Rogers
7:30-Fuego de Juventud
8:00-Fred Astaire Presenta
9:00-Imperio del Oeste
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
l:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
6:00-Dibujos Animados
7:00-Buggs Bunny
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00-Surf Side 6
9:00-Los Trabajadores
9:30-Nick Charles
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
7:00-Extraiio Mundo del Pantano
7:30-Show Internacional
8:30-La Hora Once
9:30-Peter Gunn
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
6:00-El Cegato Magoo
7:00-El Hombre del Rifle
8:00-Boris Karloff
9:00-El Fabricante de Noticias
10:15-Sala de Proyecci6n
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Cine Serie Semanal
3:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Sarao de Tevedos
5:00-Mundo de la Muier
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido

10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Inspector Leclerc
11:00--Slvese quien pueda
11:30-Hazafias del Espacio
12:00-La Comedia Silente
12:30-Cita Informal
l:30-Repriss: Novela Semanal
3:30-Repriss: Novela Juvenil
5:30-Festival de Cartones
8:00-Cero Uno
8:30-Los Perseguidores
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Yo quiero a Lucy
12:51--Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Tombstone Arizona
6:30-La Ley del Rev6lver
7:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Intocables
10:30-Teatro Frances
11:00-E1 Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Doctor Cindido Perez
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Tombstone Arizona
6:30-El Pijaro Loco
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
10:30-La Cuerda Floja
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Randall el Justiciero
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1: 15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-La Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Tombstone Arizona
7:30-Sir Francis Drake
8:00-C6micos y Canciones
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30-Cita con la Muerte
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Pete y Gladys
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Tombstone Arizona
7:30-El Hombre Invisible
8:00-La Hqra de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
11:00-E1 Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Viendo a Biondi
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55--Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Tombstone Arizona
7:30-Bat Masterson
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-E1 Santo
11:30-El Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev6lver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Mi Carretilla y Yo
2:00-Repriss: Novela de las 5
4:00-Informe Cientifico
Panorama Panamericano
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Investigador Submarino
8:30-Perry Mason
9:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo




Marzo 6, 1964


iA los 84 Afos Combate Mosquitos!



W Para celebrar su octag6simo-cuarto
aniversario, Charles E. Bath, ex
inspector sanitario (jubilado) de la
Zona del Canal (ver fotografia en
la secci6n en ingl6s) hizo lo que mis
lo divierte: corretear mosquitos
Abordo de la lancha Bathanus
(nombre de una especie de mosquito
descubierta por Bath) 6ste remont6
el Rio Chagres en compafiia de Mack
F. Bailey, Jefe de Sanidad del Area,
para recoger larva de mosquitos.
Al mediodia el veteran inspector
retorn6 a Gamboa, donde fue hu6s-
ped de honor en almuerzo ofrecido
en el Club de Golf, acto al cual asis-
tieron-entre otros-el Corl. Robert
Kamish, Director de Salubridad de la
Zona del Canal; J. P. MacLaren,
Jefe de la Divisi6n de Sanidad; el
Mayor Wallace Murdoch, Entom6-
logo del Ramo de Salubridad Am-
biental del Ejercito de los Estados
Unidos; Charles Keenan, capataz de
sanidad y el senior Bailey.
Con mis de 30 afios de servicio,
Bailey es el inspector de sanidad mis
antiguo de la Direcci6n de Salubri-
dad de la Zona del Canal. El servi-
cio combinado de ambos inspectors
monta a mis de 70 afios.
Veteran de la Guerra Hispano-
Americana en las Filipinas, Bath in-
gres6 alli a la Direcci6n de Salubri-
dad trabajando alli various afios des-
pu6s de causar baja en el ej6rcito.

Cr6nica Relata
Breve Historia
Del Canal
Una fotografia area a colors de
las Esclusas de Miraflores adorna
cr6nica relativaa las Bodas de Oro
del Canal de Panama en el Boletin
Escolar, publicaci6n de la National
La cr6nica, escrita por Arthur P.
Miller, Jr., de la redacci6n del
National Geographic, esta acompa-
fiada de otras nueve ilustraciones
inclusive dos vistas del tren transcon-
tinental. Fue el propio Miller quien
capt6 las fotos para su cr6nica.
En las cuatro paginas se present
una historic breve del Canal de
* En una parte de su articulo, Miller
relata sus experiencias abordo de un 1
carguero que cruzaba el Canal,
rumbo Norte, y en otra describe su
viaje transistmico por tren.

En esa 6poca habia una epidemia
de c6lera asiAtico y Bath recuerda
que la mejor medicine era el
En 1906, vino al Istmo con inten-
ci6n de seguir rumbo a Nueva York
pero se radic6 aqui cuando el Coro-
nel Gorgas lo enroll como inspector
sanitario bajo el grupo comandado
por J. A. LePrince, inspector jefe,
quien estaba a cargo de la campafia
de saneamiento del Istmo que cul-
min6 con la erradicaci6n de la fiebre
amarilla y la drAstica reducci6n de
la malaria.
Bath lleg6 a ser tan eficiente en
la capture de mosquitos contagiosos
que fue ascendido a Inspector de la

Nada se viera todavia que pu-
diese igualar al maravilloso espec-
tAculo que tiene por scenario la
enorme pantalla panorAmica del fir-
mamento. AlIA encima, durante 6sta
epoca veraniega, millares de estre-
las se congregan para ofrecer al
mundo el mAs grandiose show que
sea dable observer.
Pero si al ojo vivo ya ello en si es
impresionante, pi6nsese en c6mo lo
serA con la ayuda del telescopio en
el Observatorio de la Zona del Canal,
donde, martes y domingos de cada
semana, se abren las puertas a los
visitantes que desearen admirar el
celestial especticulo de estrellas.
"En plenilunio y cuando la luna
estA en creciente, es el mejor mo-
mento para observarla" express el
Ingeniero Civil del Canal de PanamA,
Bernard J. Brown, quien con J. W.
Seaquist, maestro de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Balboa, atiende a los
visitantes al Observatorio, que ahora
son muchisimos.
Pero no solo la luna tiene sus
admiradores, que los hay tambi6n
que acuden a ver a otros brillantes
astros, como JApiter, por ejemplo que
tiene su barra, asi como la tienen
Marte o Venus y algunas constela-
El Observatorio tiene capacidad
como para 30 personas solamente.
Los sefiores Seaquist y Brown ofre-
cen charlas y absuelven preguntas
de la concurrencia. Los visitantes
pasan al telescopio de dos en dos.
El Observatorio de la Zona del
Canal funciona bajo los auspicios de
a Division de Escuelas y usualmente,
cuando se trata de grupos numerosos
o escolares, conviene concertar la
cita previamente por tel6fono.

Division Sanitaria en las oficinas

principles de Anc6n, cargo que
ejercia cuando se retir6 en 1942.
Regres6 a trabajar brevemente en
1943 para ayudar en la campaia
contra el mosquito de la fiebre ama-
rilla. Desde su jubilaci6n, ha estado
residiendo en Gamboa y ocasional-
mente sale en una patrulla de batida
contra los mosquitos.
Bath recuerda muy bien al Coro-
nel Gorgas y lo admir6 por su inte-
r6s y persistencia en el estableci-
miento de un Area libre de enfer-
medades en la Zona, requisite previo
para la exitosa terminaci6n del
Al Coronel Gorgas le gustaba
hacer largas caminatas a lo largo de
la linea de construcci6n del Canal y
tambi6n a PanamA para observer las
condiciones del terreno local. En
una de sus caminatas encontr6 al
Inspector Bath en un sendero de la
selva cerca de Gamboa, cocinando
un pavo salvage. El coronel rehus6
unirse al improvisado almuerzo cam-
pestre, sin embargo, porque no
habia sal.


"Establecia nueva marca usando cal- "I had a nice record going . wore
zado de seguridad 20 de los 21 dias." safety shoes 20 out of 21 days on
the job."


Durante su sesi6n annual reglamentaria, celebrada el mes pasado en la Casa de Hu6spedes Tivoli, el
Colegio de Abogados de la Zona del Canal eligi6 por unanimidad, al conocido abogado de PanamA, Roy
Phillipps P., Presidente de la agrupaci6n para el afio de 1964. El prestigioso professional habia servido como
Vicepresidente el afio anterior, habi6ndose encargado de la presidencia del organismo despu6s de la partida
del Istmo de Theodore P. Daly.
J. Patrick Conley fue elegido Vicepresidente y como Secretario se re-eligi6 a Dwight McKabney, quedando
tambi6n reelecto el Dr. L. S. Carrington para el cargo de Tesorero.
Para el Comit6 Ejecutivo fueron elegidos Guillermo Jurado, David de C. Robles y W. Allen Sanders.
Durante la sesi6n se admiti6 como nuevos socios a Charles E. Ramirez y Walter T. Williams.



Los empleados del Canal de PanamA saben cuando se les ofrece una ganga. Por eso es que en
solo 2 semanas, cerca de 1,000 boletos de la Feria Mundial fueron comprados a precious reducidos.
Al comprar los boletos antes del 29 de febrero, los empleados pudieron obt'ener los boletos de
admisi6n para adults de $2 por $1.35 y los boletos de nifios con valor de $1 por 67% centavos.
La Sra. Kay Tanassy de la oficina del Subdirector de Personal se mantuvo muy ocupada el
viernes 28 de febrero por la tarde, por los empleados del Canal de PanamA que planean ir a la feria
este afio. En todo, 779 boletos de adults y 118 para niiios fueron vendidos y un cheque por $1,178.56
fue enviado a la Corporaci6n de la Feria Mundial de Nueva York. Ella contest tambi6n muchas
preguntas relacionadas con las 6rdenes sueltas, las cuales deben ser de 50 o mAs boletos.
Los boletos de la Feria Mundial de Nueva York, los cuales serAn distribuidos a los compradores
individuals tan pronto como sean recibidos de Nueva York, son vilidos para este afio o el pr6ximo.
La Feria Mundial abriri el 22 de abril y continuarA hasta el 18 de octubre de 1964. En 1965 la Feria
abrira el 21 de abril y continuarA hasta el 17 de octubre.

"iJalo! Habla con la Division de

Telefono. j
IBuu-rrriiiing! Suena el tel6fono
en su oficina del Canal de Panama
y, al instance precise en que used
recoge el auricular, se transform en
"la organizaci6n." Es usted anfitri6n,
comit6 de bienvenida o lo que guste,
a6n cuando no sabe con qui6n habla
sino despu6s de haberse identificado
usted mismo, asi como a su despa-
cho y ofrecido sus buenos oficios.
dTiene la persona que llama que
pedirle que diga con qui6n habla y
qu6 despacho? gFarfulla usted al
hablar o mastica chicle, ofendiendo

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mA. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier
cr6nica o noticia aquf aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.

Digame en
el oido de quien llama? gCuando
quien habla no es a usted a quien
procura, ofrece usted, cort6smente,
comunicarlo con la persona a quien
desea hablar? C6mo le pide que
aguarde? Su tono de voz 8deja tras-
lucir que gustosamente servirA al
lamante o que su lamada molesta
e irrita? dDemora en levantar el
audifono una vez suena la campa-
nilla, exponi6ndose a dar la impre-
si6n de que la llamada la consider
inoportuna? Dice 'iEspere un mo-
mento!" y deja caer el audifono rui-
dosamente? Si a quien se desea
hablar es a su jefe y no estA dispo-
nible al moment, .ac6mo se com-
porta usted? dPide que lame luego?
Si el llamante ofrece 61 mismo ha-
cerlo usted debe aceptar su gen-
tileza, pero jamAs sugerir esa nueva
Ofrezca, mas bien, volver usted a
llamarlo cuando la persona a quien
procura no esta disponible; ahorre
a su superior la inconveniencia y
molestia de buscar comunicaci6n
telef6nica con quien lo llamara antes.
Si quien llamare diese la impre-
si6n de que no puede aguardar a
que vuelvan a llamarlo mAs tarde,
dse toma usted la molestia de pro-
curar satisfacer el motive de su lla-
mada si fuere possible? 8Ofrece ser-

. .. Fulanito al

que Podria Servirlo . .
virle en algo, sugiere que podria N lmeros errados y serial de "ocu- Unidos de Ar
hablar con otra persona? pado" son albures conque se tropieza se extienden
Si el llamante decide dejar un a cada rato, de modo que si da con con ramificac
recado, tiene plena raz6n en confiar dos n6meros equivocados antes de 6Puede usted
en que usted lo transmitirA pronta- dar con el que desea, no reviente su possible por d(
mente, y tal cual lo dio, a fin de que enojo contra la persona que contest si6n con todo
el asunto sea atendido en forma opor- la llamada. No hay raz6n para estar con la organic:
tuna y debida. Seguramente used no enojado con ella y-en realidad- Si no puede
permitira que el llamante se sienta usted no puede estarlo, de modo que tivamente, coi
defraudado o disgustado con usted control su contrariedad. cure recordarl
o con su dependencia. Si es usted quien contest una lia- testar el tel6fi
En la organizaci6n del Canal hay mada errada, no haga que quien y el de su dep
infinidad de personas que lidian con llama sienta que ha cometido un "a sus 6rden
la misma o trabajan para ella que son crime y que deliberadamente ha in- en algo?" Rec
bilingiies, pero muchas otras que no terrumpido sus faenas para causarle tante usted re
lo son. QuizAs no se le ocurra pensar encono. Lo mAs probable es que se PanamA.
que hay quienes aprendieron el excuse por su error y la inconvenien-
ingl6s con cierta dificultad o cuyo cia causada. Acepte sus excuses cor-
oido no estA habituado a los diversos tismente y no cuelgue el audifono EJEMPL
acentos regionales que prevalecen en precipitadamente. Usted no le tiraria En el cuar
los Estados Unidos, de modo que la puerta en las narices a quien lla- situado en e
conviene hablar claro y despacio, mare a ella por error, dverdad? Pues de Adminis
pronunciando cada palabra en forma tampoco le cuelgue el tel6fono a Heights, tod
ineligible y no atropelladamente. Si quien, por equivocaci6n, llamase a ligitado de
su idioma materno fuese el espafiol, su nimero, pues equivale a lo mismo. del SIILL'Ao
recuerde que muchas personas que 6C6mo cierra una conversaci6n algunos, po
aprendieron el castellano, tampoco telef6nica? Dice, "hasta luego" cor- Sr. William
estAn familiarizadas con acentos re- dialmente al concluir la conversaci6n dented de la
gionales extrafios. Esa dificultad de o solo murmura "muy bien" o algo vnte de la
entender con facilidad el dejo se parecido y procede a colgar Ia 2-1610.
acentaa a6n mAs al hablar por tel6- bocina? Hacer esto iltimo es des- Los ee
fono y esto conviene siempre tenerlo cort6s en demasia. Los ejeml
en mientes. Hable claramente y El Canal de PanamA es una orga- Enero 20 y 2
pronuncie cada palabra despacio. nizaci6n que represent a los Estados r

n6rica. Sus conexiones
a personas y empress
ciones internacionales.
ufanarse de hacer lo
ejar una buena impre-
s quienes tienen trato
e contestar esto afirma-
n toda sinceridad, pro-
lo en lo future al con-
ono dando su nombre
endencia y afiadiendo:
es" o "puedo servirle
:uerde que en ese ins-
epresenta al Canal de

to de Envios (NP 610)
1 s6tano del Edificio
;traci6n en Balboa
avia hay un ndmero
ejemplares atrasados
Y. Quienes desearen
drian solicitarlos al
Dodd, superinten-
Secci6n de Archi-
nicaciones, tel6fono

flares extra corres-
s siguientes fechas:
7; febrero 3, 10 y 17.

PAgina 3

Marzo 6, 1964


Gimnasia con pelotas realizan alumnos de la Escuela Primaria de Paraiso
durante la Semana de Educaci6n Fisica en las Escuelas Latinoamericanas
de la Zona del Canal. La profesora Teresa Malcolm, tecnica de recreaci6n,
tuvo a su cargo estos numeros de gimnasia.



El mis destacado boxeador panamefio de los iltimos tiempos, el colonense Ismael
Laguna, que estA clasificado como primer contender a la corona mundial peso
pluma que ostenta Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos, se estA convirtiendo en un trotamundos
Laguna viaj6 a mediados de febrero a Sao Paulo, Brasil en donde se enfrent6 el
viernes 21 de febrero al brasilefio Oripes Dos Santos, campe6n sudamericano del
peso pluma, al que venci6 por nocaut tecnico en el s6ptimo asalto de un combat
sefialado a diez vueltas.
Tres dias despu6s del combat parti6 desde Sao Paulo rumbo a Paris, Francia, en
donde se medira el 9 de marzo con el cubano Angel "Robinson" Garcia en pelea a diez
asaltos en el Palacio de los Deportes de la capital francesa, en donde Laguna venci6
por decision uninime en diez asaltos al nigeriano Joe Rafiu King en la noche del 18 de
noviembre iltimo. SerA la segunda presentaci6n de Laguna en Paris.
Laguna tiene ahora un record de 34 peleas profesionales, de las cuales ha ganado
33, con un total de 23 nocauts.

Globalmente Ajustaron Casi Mil Anos de

Servicio Empleados Jubilados en Febrero

Treinta y cinco funcionarios del
Canal de PanamA con casi-1,000 afios
de servicios globales se jubilaron du-
rante el mes de febrero pasado. Los
que amn se encontraban en el Istmo
recibieron el viernes pasado, de
manos del propio Gobernador Robert
J. Fleming, Jr., sus certificados de
jubilaci6n, en ceremonia efectuada
en el Edificio de Administraci6n en
Balboa Heights.
Durante el acto el Gobernador
Fleming dio las gracias a los funcio-
narios jubilados por sus largos afios
de servicio dedicados a la organiza-
ci6n e hizo 6nfasis en que durante
las dificultades registradas hace 8
semanas, la inica cosa que no le
preocup6 fue el funcionamiento del
Canal, que oper6 como siempre
desde su apertura: bien y eficiente-
"Quienes construyeron el Canal
realizaron un trabajo maravilloso;
quienes lo operan realizan un trabajo
maravilloso," dijo el Gobernador.
El funcionario mAs antiguo de los
que se jubilaron en esta ocasi6n lo
era Herbert E. Atherton, (ver foto-
rafia en otra secci6n) de la ciudad
e PanamA, quien trabaj6 con el
Canal por espacio de 50 afios, 3
meses y 16 dias. En noviembre
pasado habia recibido un Premio por
sus Bodas de Oro con el Canal, otro
por Excelencia en el Desempefio de
sus Labores, y una Llave de las
Esclusas, "y en esa ocasi6n dijimos
cuanto es possible decir" rememor6 el
Gobernador Fleming al nuevamente
agradecer a Atherton su devoci6n al
Tambi6n entreg6 el Gobernador
Llaves de las Esclusas a Pr6spero
J. G6mez, de PanamA, colocador de
tuberias de la Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento; a John T. Simmons, emplea-
do en el servicio de alimentos del
Hospital Gorgas, quien se jubil6
tras de 44 afios, 8 meses y 22 dias
de servicio al Canal.
EMPLEADOS que se jubilaron en
el mes de febrero, aparecen a conti-
nuaci6n con el titulo de sus posicio-
nes al jubilarse y el tiempo de
servicio con el Canal:
Herbert E. Atherton, Capataz Clasi-
ficador y Marcador (Lavanderia),

Division de Abastos (Sector Paci-
fico); 50 afios, 3 meses, 16 dias.
Charles L. Barton, Maestro de Es-
cuela Secundaria, Escuelas Latino-
americanas, Divisi6n de Escuelas
(Sector Pacifico); 39 afios, 5 meses,
24 dias.
Srta. Maud E. Bethune, Verificadora,
Lavanderia, Divisi6n de Abastos
(Sector Pacifico); 36 afios, 7 meses,
24 dias.
Martin Brenes, Estibador, Divisi6n
de Terminales (Sector Atlintico);
17 afios, 9 meses, 24 dias.
Arnold S. Brown, Estibador, Divisi6n
de Terminales (Sector AtlAntico);
32 afios, 4 meses, 24 dias.
Balbino Caldito, Pasabarcos, Divi-
si6n de Navegaci6n (Sector Paci-
fico); 14 aiios, 5 meses, 29 dias.
Manuel Camarena, Capataz Mari-
nero, Divisi6n de Dragas; 34 afios,
10 meses, 19 dias.
Theophilus Christie, Ayudante Elec-
tricista, Divisi6n de Ferrocarril
(Sector Pacifico); 26 afios, 10
meses, 6 dias.
John P. Corrigan, Jr., Capataz Gene-
ral de Estibadores, Divisi6n de
Terminales (Sector Atlantico); 36
afios, 5 meses.
William J. Davidson, Marinero (Re-
molcador), Divisi6n de Navega-
ci6n (Sector Atlantico); 19 afios,
2 meses, 24 dias.
John A. Dean, Primer Capataz Esti-
bador, Divisi6n de Terminales
(Sector AtlAntico); 22 afios, 4 me-
ses, 7 dias.
Harold G. DePass, Estibador, Divi-
si6n de Terminales (Sector Atldn-
tico); 25 afios, 5 meses, 29 dias.
Sra. Marjorie L. Engel, Archivera,
Archives Personales, Direcci6n de
Personal; 16 afios, 2 meses, 1 dia.
Bill Girard, Estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales (Sector AtlAntico); 26
afios, 7 meses, 1 dia.
Pr6spero G6mez, Tendero de Cafie-
ria, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento
(Sector Pacifico); 43 afios.
Cyril C. Gordon, Pintor, Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento (Sector Pacifico);
30 afios, 2 meses, 2 dias.
Miguel GuzmAn, Obrero, Divisi6n de
Ferrocarril (Sector Pacifico); 23
afios, 10 meses, 3 dias.
John Hawkins, Estibador, Divisi6n
de Terminales (Sector AtlAntico);
23 afios, 1 mes, 19 dias.
Florencio Juncos, Conductor de Ca-
mi6n Pesado, Divisi6n de Trans-
porte a Motor (Sector Pacifico);
34 afios, 1 mes, 17 dias.
Srta. Rose A. McGuigan, Oficinista-

iPor Qu6 se Insiste Tanto en la
Prevenci6n de Accidentes?
Porque su familiar y los que dependent de usted esperan cada dia verlo llegar
a la casa sano y salvo de regreso del trabajo.
Porque deseamos que usted reciba todos los beneficios que le proporcionan
las medidas de protecci6n que adoptamos, como tambi6n los demis
implements que le damos para su salvaguardia.
Porque las instrucciones de seguridad que se dan en los boletines y reunio-
nes, son para que usted se proteja poniendolas en prActica.
Porque buscamos el bienestar de usted y de los suyos.
Porque la mejor manera de trabajar es la mAs segura.
Porque un bajo indice de accidents refleja un buen trabajador y un trabajo
bien dirigido.
Porque su ayuda es necesaria.
Porque deseamos que usted haga todo en forma correct, utilizando los
implements que le proporcionamos.
Porque usted debe evitar m6todos inseguros; ellos seran causa de accidents
tarde o temprano.
Porque nuestros capataces y empleados mAs antiguos le ayudarAn gustosos
en cualquier moment, le contestarAn cualquier pregunta.
Porque no hay pregunta que se pueda llamar "tonta" relacionada con la
Porque siempre recibiremos con gusto sus sugerencias sobre problems de
Porque queremos estar orgullosos de nuestro indice de seguridad.
Porque usted debe ayudarnos a mantenerlo bajo y a mejorarlo.

Esten6grafa, Administraci6n de
Sistemas y Procedimientos de
Contabilidad (Sector Pacifico; 26
aiios, 1 mes, 7 dias.
Amado Moses, Encargado de Man-
tenimiento (Lineas de Transmi-
si6n), Divisi6n de Electricidad
(Sector Pacifico); 23 afios.
Julio Navarro, Pasacables, Divisi6n
de Terminales (Sector AtlAntico);
17 afios, 3 meses, 22 dias.
Josb F. Niga, Estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales (Sector AtlAntico); 12
afios, 1 mes, 16 dias.
Abgel Olmos, Estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales (Sector AtlAntico); 21
afios, 4 meses, 8 dias.
Luis Prussie, Estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales (Sector Atlantico); 13
aijos, 5 meses, 5 dias.
Bernard R. Regis, Encargado de
Ventanilla (Caja), Divisi6n de
Abastos (Sector AtlAntico); 37
afios, 7 meses, 13 dias.
Eduardo Revollo, Pasacables, Divi-
si6n de Terminales; 17 afios, 2
meses, 12 dias.
Rafael S. Reyes, Capataz de Mante-
nimiento( Cables de Soga y Alam-
bre), Divisi6n de Esclusas (Sector
Pacifico); 39 afios, 11 meses, 10
Ram6n Rivera, Sr., Trabajador en
Cemento o Asfalto, Divisi6n de
Esclusas (Sector Pacifico); 23 afios,
4 meses, 22 dias.
Juan Ruiz, Capataz Estibador, Divi-
si6n de Terminales (Sector AtlAn-
tico); 29 afios, 5 meses, 19 dias.
Mauricio Santamaria, Auxiliar de
Topografia, Divisi6n de Ingenie-
ria (Sector Pacifico); 29 afios, 7
meses, 13 dias.
John T. Simmons, Mozo, Servicio de
Comidas (Hospital), Hospital Gor-
gas; 44 afios, 8 meses, 22 dias.
Bir Singh, Estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales (Sector Atlintico); 34
aflos, 2 meses, 6 dias.
Tomas Villanueva, Estibador, Divi-
si6n de Terminales (Sector AtlAn-
tico); 19 afios, 10 meses, 23 dias.
George A. Wills, Capataz General,
Talleres de Mantenimiento, Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento (Sector
Pacifico); 34 afios, 2 meses, 7 dias.



El President de los Estados Uni-
dos, Lyndon B. Johnson hizo nfasis
en que los gastos del Gobierno pue-
den y deben reducirse y que al cum-
plirse el 100 aniversario del Programa
de Premios por Incentiva, los em-
pleados Federales deben hacer un
esfuerzo por sugerir medidas que
reduzcan los gastos y aumenten la
Asi lo express en un memorandum
enviado a los jefes de departamentos
y agencies ejecutivas.
El program respective del Canal
de Panama continia active y se
espera que muy pronto se lleve a

cabo otra ceremonia concediendo
premios a los empleados que han
hecho sugestiones valiosas para el
mejoramiento del servicio o la
reducci6n de gastos.
El Contralor del Canal de PanamA,
Philip L. Steers, Jr., president del
Program de Premios por Incentiva
ha declarado que hay fondos dispo-
nibles para recompensar a los em-
pleados que sugieran metodos para
lograr la reducci6n de gastos. Mien-
tras mayores sean las reducciones de
gastos, mayores serAn los premios
por incentive.

Del 4 al 7-Primer Congreso de Medicina Veterinaria de Centroambrica
y PanamA. Mesa Redonda sobre enfermedades visiculares auspiciada
por la Organizaci6n Interamericana Regional de Sanidad Animal.
Del 4 al 21-Temporada Artistica de Verano del Departamento Nacional
de Cultura del Ministerio de Educaci6n de PanamA. En el Estadio
Juan Dem6stenes Arosemena (PanamA). HabrAn funciones de teatro,
ballet clasico, danzas folkl6ricas y espafiolas, recitales po6ticos y
de canto.
Del 9 al 14-Sexta Reuni6n del Subcomit6 de Coordinaci6n Estadistica
del Istmo Centroamericano. PanamA.
Del 18 al 22-David, Chiriqui. Feria Anual Agropecuaria e Industrial.
Fiestas Patronales de San Jos6.
Del 22 al 29-Semana Santa. Solemnes Oficios religiosos y procesiones
en todo el pais.

Por Tercera Vez Ganan el Trofeo de Segnridad

La Division de Abastos y Servi-
cios Comunales gan6 nuevamente en
1963 el Trofeo Anual de Seguridad
donado por el Gobernador de la
Zona del Canal, siendo esta la ter-
cera vez que lo obtiene. Anterior-
mente lo conquist6 en 1959 y en
1962. Aun no se ha fijado la fecha
para la entrega del trofeo.
L. A. Ferguson, director de Abas-

tos y Servicios Comunales, declar6,
al comentar las medidas de preven-
ci6n de incendios en su dependencia:
"En nuestra esfera la prevenci6n
de incendios corre pareja con la efi-
ciencia . el lema de "la Seguri-
dad no es Accidental" es una reali-
dad en la Direcci6n de Abastos y
Servicios Comunales. La prevenci6n
es empresa en que todos participa-
mos por igual ..

Integrantes del equipo de la Secci6n de Almacenaje aparecen aqui muy ufanos en compaiiia de las madrinas del
conjunto, quienes sostienen el estandarte de la novena representative del "Storehouse Branch."

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