Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: June 26, 1964
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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).
Issuing Body: Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note: "Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note: Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
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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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00464
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Vol. III, No. 1 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, June 26, 1964

Zone-Panama Dollar Flow

Near $92 Million in 1963

Income flowing into the Republic
of Panama from the Canal Zone
during calendar year 1963 rose to a
new high of $91,849,000, according
to statistics released by the U.S.
Embassy in Panama.
The report showed that the esti-
mated annual income for 1963 was
approximately $5,700,000 more than
during the previous record year of
1962 when Panama received from
the Canal Zone an estimated
$85,155,000 in cash benefits between
January 1 and December 31.
Wages Big Item
The major portion of the revenue
received by the Republic of Panama
from the Canal organization and the
U.S. Government agencies in the
Capal Zone came through wages paid
to Panamanian residents employed
in the Canal Zone. This figure rose

to $38,838,000 during 1963 as com-
pared to $33,495,000 in 1962. To
this may be added retirement and
disability payments to Panama res-
idents amounting to $3,324,000.
Second largest source of income
during the 12-month period was
through the expenditures made in
Panama by U.S. and non-U.S. citizen
residents of the Canal Zone. Based
on sample surveys, the total amount
of goods purchased in Panama by
individuals living in the Canal Zone
during calendar year 1963 came to
a record $21,109,000, or more than
$1A million more than the amount
spent in Panama in 1962.
Direct Purchases Up
Third highest on the list of cash
benefits to Panama during the year
was the expenditure of $12,189,000
in direct purchases in Panama by




Two young representatives of Bella Vista Children's Home get warm thanks
from Mrs. Theodore F. Bogart, wife of Major General Bogart, for gifts
presented to her at a farewell tea and reception at St. Luke's Cathedral
Center in Ancon. Standing at right are General Bogart, Mrs. Reginald Heber
Gooden, wife of the Bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Diocese of the
Panama Canal Zone, and Bishop Gooden. During the reception, Gov. Robert
J. Fleming, Jr., presented General and Mrs. Bogart a nispero wood tray
with a metal plate engraved with the words: "To Eleanor and Ted Bogart,
two outstanding soldiers whose ability, devotion and service to our country
here have earned the affection and gratitude of the Panama Canal family."
General Bogart is leaving the Isthmus following completion of a tour of
duty as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Southern Command.

Calling All Cats and Dogs

Registration, Shots Time's Near

It's that time of year again.
During July, dogs and cats must
be registered and innoculated against
rabies. Effective July 1, revised Ex-
ecutive Regulation No. 33 will go
into effect and cats must be regis-

See Page 5

A pay increase is effec-
tive July 5 for 9,500 Pan-
ama Canal employees.
Starting on page 5 is an
account of the $10 mil-
lion wage increases to
Canal Zone Wage-Base
employees in 30 months.

tered-as well as dogs-for the period
ending July 31, 1965. Special tags
will be issued for cats by the License
Section of the Civil Affairs Bureau
for $2 through July 31.
Persons residing in the Canal Zone
who own, keep, or have custody of
a dog or cat that is 4 months of age
or older must have it innoculated
against rabies. Shots will be given at
the Veterinary Clinic at Ancon. Any
dog that has been registered since
April 1 and whose vaccination certifi-
cate has at least 6 months till expira-
tion need not be registered till next
Any dog or cat, including those
wearing registration tags, which is
running at large in the Zone will be
impounded by the police district
commanders of Balboa and Cristobal.

the U.S. Government agencies in the
Canal Zone for goods and services.
This was a substantial increase over
the previous year, when direct pur-
chases amounted to $11,781,000.
Canal organization purchases in
Panama for consumer goods include
such things as meat, eggs, milk, fur-
niture, photo goods, machinery, auto
parts, cigarettes, medicine, soft
drinks, dairy products, air condi-
tioners, sugar, chemicals, paint, fer-
tilizer, fruit, vegetables, fish, poultry,
and petroleum products.
Contractor Purchases
Purchases of goods and services
made in Panama by contractors
working in the Canal Zone was esti-
mated at a total of $9,959,000 for
calendar year 1963. This figure was
approximately $1 million less than
during a similar period in 1962. The
drop was probably due to a decrease
in the award of a number of larger
military maintenance contracts and
to the completion of some of the
larger contracts awarded by the
Panama Canal organization. In addi-
tion, several large construction
projects planned for 1963 were post-
poned until 1964 by the military,
the report said.
Private organizations operating in
the Canal Zone purchased in Panama
during 1963 goods amounting to
$4,800,000 or nearly $400,000 more
than estimated during the previous
fiscal year. This figure also was esti-
mated on the basis of sample surveys.
Contribution To Economy
The gradual increase in the pur-
chase of Panama products by the
Panama Canal and agencies located
in the Canal Zone has been a notable
contribution to the total Republic of
Panama economic activity, which
closed the last calendar year on a
high level.
This increase has been attributed
to improvements in marketing facili-
ties for agricultural produce and
improved distribution methods which
have led to higher production in
Panama and higher standards of

Librarians Unit

Installs Officers
Mrs. Carmen Herrera, Director of
Libraries of the University of Pan-
ama, was installed as president of
the Association of Graduate Li-
brarians of the Isthmus of Panama at
a recent meeting. She succeeds Miss
Ana Maria Ja6n, Director of the
National Library of Panama.
Other officers installed include:
Mrs. Catherine Brown, Branch Co-
ordinator of Canal Zone libraries,
vice president; Mrs. Ana Forero, li-
brarian at the Paraiso Branch of the
Canal Zone libraries, Spanish secre-
tary; Mrs. Juana Jaramillo of the
Army Library Service, English secre-
tary; and Mrs. Marion Berndt, staff
librarian, U.S. Army Forces Southern
Command, treasurer.
Following the business meeting in
the Reading Room of the Canal Zone
Library-Museum, Francisco Herrera
of the Department of Anthropology
at the University of Panama talked
on the Cuna Indians and presented
a color and sound film on the San
Bias Islands.

Measurement of a boat is part of the small craft inspection being done in
Balboa by Herbert Driscoll, Assistant Harbormaster. B. L. Creel of the
Balboa Police, right, is the owner of the "Ebb Tide."

Right Equipment, Tests, Licensing

Safeguards for Boating Enjoyment

Just as good equipment is essential
for good boating, so is adequate
safety equipment essential for safe
The Panama Canal feels so strongly
about this that small boats operating
in Canal Zone waters cannot be
registered, certificated and numbered
unless they pass an annual inspection.
Even after a small craft passes
inspection it cannot be operated ex-
cept by a person holding an oper-
ator's license issued after examination
given in the Port Captain's offices on
both sides of the Isthmus.
For the sake of safety, the Canal
Zone rules and regulations for small
vessels operating in Canal Zone
waters specify that there should be

Former PanCanal

Engineer Adviser

To Korean Army

Col. Edward B. Jennings, who
spent a busy tour of duty with the
Canal organization between 1954
and 1957, has been appointed senior
engineer adviser to the Republic of
Korea Army.
Colonel Jennings departs for his
new assignment this month after
completing his tour of duty in New
Orleans as district engineer of the
U.S. Army Engineer District.
He was presented the U.S. Army
Commendation Medal prior to his
departure. The citation accompany-
ing the medal said in part that Colo-
nel Jennings "Distinguished himself
by exceptionally meritorious conduct
in the performance of outstanding
service during the period Septem-
ber 22, 1961 through June 30, 1964."
Colonel Jennings came to the
Canal Zone in 1954 from Nashville,
Tenn., to serve as Project Engineer
on the Contractors Hill project.
When this job was completed, in
1955, he was transferred to the
Power Conversion Project where he
served up the time of his departure
in 1957 with the exception of a short
time when he was detailed to head
the Plant Inventory and Appraisal
Staff. The staff was engaged at the
(Continued on p. 4)

a lifesaving device for every person
carried aboard the vessel, a fire
extinguisher, oars, a whistle, lights
meeting specifications, an anchor,
and adequate lines. Boats of more
than 16 feet must have two fire
extinguishers, a life ring buoy, and
boat hooks
Inspections to see that the small
boats operating in the Canal Zone
meet these safety requirements are
made on both sides of the Isthmus.
In Balboa it is usually done by
Herbert Driscoll, Assistant Harbor-
master, and on the Atlantic side by
Alvin Rankin, Inspector of Floating
Examinations for operator's li-
censes are given in the Balboa Port
Captain's office by Miss Muriel Conte
and in Cristobal by Mrs. Bertha B.
The length of the test depends
literally on the length of the boat
owned by the applicant. The owner
of a boat under 26 feet in length
with an outboard motor will be given
a half-hour quiz. Those with a boat
of more than 26 feet which is
equipped with an inboard motor,
are subject to the full treatment-an
hour's examination.
Questions included in both tests
are based on the rules and regula-
tions applicable to motorboats and
small vessels of 65 feet or less oper-
ating in Canal Zone waters. They are
summarized in a booklet issued by
the Panama Canal Marine Bureau
and prepared by Capt. William Wall,
Panama Canal Pilot and Master

Former Gorgas

Doctor Treats

Senator Kennedy

Col. Charles W. Metz, former
Chief of Orthopedic Service at
Gorgas Hospital, was one of the
doctors who treated Senator Edward
M. Kennedy for injuries suffered in
a plane crash last week.
Dr. Metz, who left Gorgas in April
after approximately 2 years in the
Zone, now is Chief of Orthopedic
Service at Walter Reed General
Hospital in Washington, D.C.




June 26, 1964

John Finlason, left, and Frank Finlason made the 4,000-mile trek from
Golden, Colo., where they attend the Colorado School of Mines, to their
parents' home in Curundu Heights, C.Z.

Lubbock, Texas, to Canal Zone ...

4,000-Mile Trip T
Equipped with plenty of fried
chicken for the first day's meals, a
tankful of gas, plenty of canned food,
and water, three youths left Lub-
bock, Tex., early one June morning
in a 1958 pickup truck and headed
for high adventure on the road to
the Canal Zone.
John Arthur Finlason, 20, his
brother, Frank Alien Finlason, 19,
and their cousin, Ernest Terry, 16,
aimed the pickup at Curundu
Heights, where Mr. and Mrs. John
Finlason, parents of John and Frank,
live. The Finlason boys are studying
petroleum engineering at the Col-
orado School of Mines in Golden,
Colo. Ernest goes to high school in
Four months of preparation went

President's 9-Point Plan Goal:

Improved Government Operations

President Johnson has given heads
of Federal agencies a nine-point plan
for achieving greater efficiency, pro-
ductivity, and economy in Goverment
Outlining his objectives at a recent
Cabinet meeting, the President de-
clared: "In our efforts to increase
efficiency and economy in the Execu-
tive branch, we ought to be as un-
satisfied as a little boy's appetite.
We should never relax our efforts to
give the people a dollar's worth of
value for a dollar spent."
Highlights of the nine goals he
listed are summarized below:
1. Executive-branch action to fa-
cilitate Congressional consideration
of appropriation measures at the
earliest possible date. He indicated
that the moderate reductions made
by the House on measures so far are
a reflection of Congressional belief
that the budget was submitted only
after the most searching and thorough
2. Continued efforts to weed out
unnecessary publications. He re-
ported the elimination of 141 pub-
lications and savings of more than
$1 million resulting from initial
reviews by agencies. "I expect sub-
stantial results," he told the Cabinet,
"I want each of you to name a key
assistant to ride herd on this project.
3. Prompt attention and response
to General Accounting Office and
Congressional Committee reports on
executive operations. "Honest mis-
takes can be forgiven, but it is hard
to forgive failures to examine and
tighten agency procedures to guard
against a recurrence of an error that
is uncovered by the GAO or by a

Congressional committee," he said.
4. Continued efforts to hold down
Federal employment. "I am gratified
by your accomplishments," he said,
pointing out there were 21,000 fewer
employees at the end of March than
when he took office and 14,000 fewer
than in March 1963. "This has been
done without any mass dismissal,
without cutting down on any essen-
tial service," he said, but added: "We
can do better; we must."
5. Renewed efforts to set new
targets below budget ceilings. "No
matter how small an agency or
bureau may be, I want it managed
as though it dwarfed everything else
in the budget," the President said.
"Buy only what you must . get
the best price you can . use ex-
cess property wherever it will do
the job . ask yourselves if you
really need all that real estate or all
those regional offices. or all those
supervisors, or all those automobiles."


There is a lot of humor in the
stories of the early days, though
some-times it is of a grim sort. They
used to be allowed to substitute
articles ordered at the Commissary
stores with the nearest thing they
had. On one occasion a mother sent
her order for a dozen tins of St.
Charles milk for her baby and
received as substitute a dozen bars
of kitchen soap. It looks as though
being a baby in the Canal Zone in
1907 was a hazardous occupation.---
From Society of the Chagres, Year-
book 1914.

If this picture looks a little familiar, it's because it was published in last
week's Spillway-but with the caption inadvertently omitted. Had the
caption been there it would have said: E. J. Hack, supervisory clerk, and
savings bond representative for Miraflores Locks, is pictured with Lawrence
Barca, Sr., machinist at the locks, who has just signed up to buy bonds
via the payroll deduction plan offered to all Panama Canal employees
during the savings bond drive this month. Our apologies for the error.

6. New ways to increase produc-
tivity. "Productivity in industry has
gone up each year by an average of
better than 3 percent. Government
productivity should increase, too, and
it must."
7. Reduction in the number of
questionnaires and reports. He re-
ported a reduction of 98 reports
that will require 850,000 fewer in-
dividual reports to the Government
this year. "I expect each of you in
this Cabinet and independent agen-
cies to look for a similar way to
eliminate reports immediately," he
8. Additional economies in pro-
curement and supply. He reported
anticipated savings of 200 man years
and inventory reduction of $40 mil-
lion from General Services Adminis-
tration assuming responsibility for
supplying Defense as well as civilian
agency needs for paint and hand
9. Efforts to get 1966 budget
requests to bedrock requirements.
"I want you to personally take com-
mand of developing the information
to help us define the problems that
we must deal with in our budget
next fall. I want you to be from
Missouri when somebody tells you
that your budget has to be increased.
Make him prove that he cannot do
a shade better with what he already


in 6 Days

into the trip before the boys set out.
The 4,000-mile junket actually
started in Colorado, where the boys
equipped the pickup with camping
gear. They carried sleeping bags,
a mattress, shovels, trench knives,
and other "rough it" gear besides
their canned food and water. All
three are expert mechanics but they
did not have any car trouble on their
6-day drive from Lubbock to the
Canal Zone. They drove through five
Central American countries, from
border to border, in 24 hours.
The youths camped out at night
and cooked their own food. This was
no chore for the three, who are well
seasoned Scouts. They did not take
time for side trips along the way,
but they did stop to see the volcano
in Costa Rica.
Their most interesting experience?
They felt the entire trip was inter-
esting, and were impressed by the
hospitality and friendliness of the
people in all the countries. They said
the people enjoyed hearing them
speak Spanish. Surely, this contrib-
uted to a 4,000-mile trip with no
"We had a wonderful time," said
the youths, "no trouble at all. We
still had Lubbock water when we
John Finlason, Sr., is a civilian
employee of the Army. Mrs. Fin-
lason is employed in the Panama
Canal Contract Inspection Office in
Corozal. The Terrys are former Canal
Zone residents. Ernest Terry, Sr. was
graduated from Cristobal High
School and worked for the Panama
Canal Building Division after World
War II. He also was employed in
the Office of the Comptroller. The
Terrys left the Canal Zone in 1951
for Lubbock, where they have made
their home. Mrs. Terry and Mrs.
Finlason are sisters.

Wood shop will be offered as a
part of the Atlantic Side Summer
Recreation Program. Classes will be
held at the Cristobal High School
Shop. Those interested may call the
Cristobal Gym, 36-244.

She wouldn't play croquet...
claimed it was a wicket game.
In the old days there were more
whittlers and fewer chiselers.

Week Beginning Saturday, Tues.-Fort Bowie
Wed.-They Can't Hang Me
June 27, 1964 Thurs.-The Condemned Of Altona
BALBOA Fri.-The Last Hurrah
Fri., Owl Show 10:00 p.m.-I Aim At The
(Air Conditioned) Stars
yan-aun., 0:1,-1b.5 7-30-

Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, o8:35-Mvon., u-
Tues., 7:30-Panic In The Year Zero
Wed., 7:30-Watch Your Stern
Thurs., 7:30-The Pit And The Pendulum
Fri., 2:30, 6:15, 8:40-Man's Favorite
Saturday nght-Thunder Island
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Rampage
Tues.-Judgment At Nuremberg
Wed.-Twice Told Tales
Thurs.-The Tall T
Fri.-Son Of Captain Blood
Fri., Owl Show 10:00 p.m.-Hand In Hand
Saturday night 8:15 p.m.-The Last Hurrah
Sun.-Man In The Moon
Tues.-Twice Told Tales
Wed.-Judgment At Nuremberg
Thurs. NO SHOW
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Wild
And Wonderful
Tues.-The Challenge
Wed.-Thurs.-The Caretakers
Fri., 2:00, 7:00-The Great Escape
Saturday night-Air Patrol
Sun., 2:00 p.m. Matinee-Half A Hero
Sun. night-Mon., 7:00-Take Her, She's

Saturday night-The Young Guns Of Texas
Sun., 2:00 p.m. Matinee-The 7th Voyage
Of Sinbad
Sunday night-The Condemned Of Altona
Tues.-Thunder Island
Thurs.-They Can't Hang Me
Fri.-Take Her, She's Mine
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees
BALBOA: 10:00 a.m.-Mark Of The Rene-
gades-Ricardo Montalban: Swashbuck-
ling Mexican adventure. (In Color.)
(85 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Charge At
Feather River-Guy Madison: US Cavalry
vs. the Indians in an action packed
Western. (In Color.) (105 min.)
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Me And The Colonel
-Danny Kaye: A laugh a minute film.
(115 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Manhunt In The
Jungle: High Adventure in the jungles
of Brazil. (In Color.) (85 min.)
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-Against All
Flags: Errol Flynn: Swashbuckling pirate
adventure story. (90 min.)
GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Yellowstone Kelly: A
Western about exploits of a famous fur
trapper. (90 min.)

1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Parade of Sports
4-30-This is the life
5:00-Wonderful World of Golf
6:00-Close Up
6:15-Sacred Heart
7 30-Danny Thomas
8 00-Ed Sullivan
8 c5-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-Joey Bishop Show
0-30-What's My Line
10:05-Steve Allen Show
11:30-Chapel of the Air
5-30-It's A Wonderful World
6:00-NEWS 30
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Navy Notebook
7:30-Behind Closed Doors
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Bob Cummings
9:00-Jimmy Dean
"Slightly Honorable"
11:30-Gale Storm
5 30--o You Know
6:30-"I've Got A Secret"
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7-05-Musical Heritage
7:30-Andy Griffith
8 00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:30-Phil Silv'rs
9:00-SCN Special of the Week:
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"Man Bait"
11:30-Court of Last Resort
5 30-True Adventure
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Hollywood Palace
8 05-The Lieutenant
9:00-Andy Williams
10:15-Tonight Show
11:30-Encore Theater: Battleline
5:30--Scince In Action
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Real McCoys
7:30--A1 Star Theater
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-Death Valley Days
9:30-To Tell the Truth
10:15-Thursday night movie:
"Tough Assignment"
11:30-Encore Theater:
The Lieutenant
5:30-Encyclopedia Britannica Films
6:30-College Bowl
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Price Is Right
7:30-Candid Camera
9:00-Jack Paar
10:15-Fight of the Week
11:00--Paris Precinct
11:30-Language In Action
1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-How Many Homes?
2:00-Cartoon Carnival
2:45-Capt. Kangaroo
3:35-Saturday Matinee:
"Man Bait"
4:45-Sports Spectacular
6:30-Science All Stars
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Big Picture
7:30-Sports Time
8.30-Sing Along With Mitch
9:30-Colonel March
10:15-Tonight Show
11:30-Ted Mack

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles contained in it are made avail-
able to all interested news media for
whatever use they may wish to make
of them and may be reprinted without
official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C Z.

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June 26, 1964

Page 3


116 Get Outstanding, Superior

Service Certificates, Checks

Outstanding Performance Certifi-
cates and checks for $200 each were
presented by Gov. Robert J. Flem-
ing, Jr., June 16 and 25 to 77 Pan-
ama Canal employees on both sides
of the Isthmus whose work had been
judged outstanding during the official
rating period April 1, 1963, to
March 31, 1964.
Thirty-nine other employees of
the Canal organization were pre-
sented Superior Service Certificates
and checks for $150 each for having
achieved a sustained superior per-
Part of the Incentive Awards Pro-
gram, the cash awards distributed
during the past 2 weeks came to a
total of $21,250. Nearly half of them
were given to Panamanian citizen
The work done by the award-
winning employees represented many
different crafts and types of assign-
ments throughout the organization.
The winners ranged from heads.of
units to dishwashers and from
doctors and nurses to secretaries and
Fifty-two of the outstanding
awards and twenty-three superior
awards were presented June 16 in a
ceremony held at the Diablo Heights
Service Center. Twenty-five outstand-
ing and sixteen superior awards went
to Atlantic side employees in a cer-
emony held June 24 at the Margarita
Service Center.
The recipients of outstanding per-
formance awards, by bureau, were:

Navigation Division: Eleazar Lowe,
Emley M. Henter, Earle Johnson,
Patricio Blackman, Herbert Dris-
coll, Richard C. Sergeant, Clayton
Blake, Hermanus A. Kleefkens,
F. P. Washabaugh, Ruth P. Huldt-

quist, Albert A. Grant, J. P.
Locks Division: Donald J. Grimm,
George M. Lowe, William J. Mc-
Laughlin, D. H. Dare, J. Morales,
Vernon B. Smikle, Walter D.
Industrial Division: Roy Armistead,
Anastasio Sogandares.
Electrical Division: Constant W.
Chase, William H. Edmondson,
Richard R. Potter.
Engineering and Construction Divi-
sion: Fayc Minton.
Construction Division: Leslie O.
Engineering Division: R. D. Donald-
son, Allen K. Miller, Luther
Buchanas, Levy Evelyn.
Maintenance Division: Phra A.
Betty M. Rathgeber, Mazie C.
William F. O'Sullivan, Will R. Price.
Civil Defense: Dorothy W. Cotton.
Schools Division: Dorothy B. Moody,



-M. IW t .
Phra A. Ashby, who is in charge of Corozal Hospital maintenance
an outstanding performance award from Gov. Robert J. Flemin

The Main Canal Zone Library in
the Civil Affairs Building will be
open from 9:30a.m. to 8p.m. Friday,
July 3. The Cristobal, Paraiso, and
Rainbow City branches will be open
from 9 a.m. to noon.
These hour are arranged so that
those libraries which are usually
open both Friday and Saturday will
not be closed for two straight days

Alice Leftridge, Luke Palumbo,
Edwin Roach.
Library-Museum: Marguerite C.
Arens, Beverly C. Williams.
Postal Division: Arthur L. Endicott.
Customs Division: Charles E. Stepp.
Supply Division: J. U. Robinson, Per-
fecto Gonzilez.
Community Services: Charles Rus-
sell, Judley G. Jones.
Corozal Hospital: Eathon G. Bruce,
Vernon Edwards, Mable C.
Haynes, Kathleen Nelson, Pauline
L. Todd, Joseph P. Thomas, Joy
Coco Solo Hospital: Frank E. Rief-
kohl, Nicholas Bishop, Jeannette
Chassaignac, Robert B. Price.
Gorgas Hospital: Dorothy L. Had-
state, Agnes E. Hannigan.
Preventive Medicine and Quarantine:
Mary V. Graham, Ellen M. Robert-
Central Employment Office: Ray-
mond A. LeTourneau.
Accounting Division: Ethel Askew,
William H. De Vore, Gilberto

Motor Transportation Division: Tracy
S Hook, Enrique I. Marshall, Chester
J. F. Rhoden, Severino HernAndez,
John M. Henry.
Terminals Division: Louie H. Mc-
Nish, Edwin C. Josephs, Albert
1954-1964 Williams, Luis Diaz.
Railroad Division: Ethel J. Bensen.
Receiving Superior Performance
S awards and certificates were:
SLocks Division: Glenn Lasher, Edgar
R. Lawrence, Melvin O. Husband,
Lawrence Barca, J. Belcher,
C. Austin, George E. Love, Andr6s
P6rez, F. Karpinski, Glanville L.
Wilson, Dathan Martin, Richard
W. Abell, Genova J. Gibbs, Carlos
SMaster, E. Stiebritz, R. H. Bailey,
V. Delrozario, Walter M. Hart-
man, W. L. McQueen, Paul W.
Bramlett, C. R. Boughner, R. J.
Blair, Charles A. Parks, Enrique
Garcia, Leslie C. McIntosh, Robert
E. Budreau.
Navigation Division: George L.
Holder, Hedwig ChAvez, Bernardo
E. Howard.
Port Captain, Cristobal: Captain
E. B. Rainier, Captain Andrew

, receives
ng, Jr.

Independence Day Holiday Weekend

Store Hours Schedule Announced

All retail stores will be open
regular hours on Friday, July 3, and
closed Saturday, July 4.
In order that no community will
be without service in the food lines
for 3 consecutive days over the Inde-
pendence Day weekend, the follow-
ing stores will be open Monday,
July 6, regular store hours:
Balboa, Coco Solo, and Rainbow
City retail stores (food sections only),
and Gatun Retail Store.
The retail stores in Margarita,
Gamboa, and Paraiso which are nor-
mally open on Mondays also will be
open Monday, July 6, for the usual
store hours for that day.
The service center at Diablo
Heights will be open its usual hours
on Saturday, July 4.

The Storehouse Branch will be
closed Saturday, July 4, but will be
open Friday, July 3, from 7 a.m. to
2 p.m. for sales to employees. This
is the service normally offered on

Accounting Division: Helen M.
Cicero, Louis A. Fong.
Schools Division: O'Brian Barnett.
Supply Division: Cecil D. Gooding.
Coco Solo Hospital: Helen F. Hover-
son, S. S. Smith.
Gorgas Hospital: Helen Barr, Delta

over the

of their regular schedule
3-day holiday.

In effect, those libraries which
maintain Saturday schedules will
observe the Saturday hours on Fri-
day. Circulating and job-site libraries
will be closed the entire weekend.
All libraries will be closed Satur-
day, July 4.

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Well known to Pacific side blood donors, Mrs. Dorothy Hadstate, nurse
in charge of Gorgas Hospital blood bank, is shown receiving an outstanding
performance award from Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr.


By Eleanor Burnham

A Moveable Feast is composed of
Ernest Hemingway's sketches of his
life as a young man in Paris in the
1920's. It was written almost 40
years later-shortly before his death
in 1961. Each chapter can be read
as an independent essay, or can be
related to the account as a whole.
Hemingway's impressions of many
of his famous friends, including Scott
Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra
Pound, provide incomparable lit-
erary criticism. It is the picture of
Hemingway himself, however, and
his efforts toward honest self-instruc-
tion, or as he put it-learning "to
write one true sentence-write the
truest sentence that you know"-
which gives the sharpest insight into
the development of one of the
greatest literary figures of our time.
The Case of the Phantom Fortune
is a first-rate Erle Stanley Gardner
mystery. Perry Mason and Della
Street get into as much trouble as
possible but, of course, get out
through the skill and wiles of the
famous detective.
Trail to Ogallala, a Western novel
by Benjamin Capps, presents a won-
derful picture of the Western scene
of earlier days. It includes a long
cattle drive, and tells of the hard-
ships which the cowmen suffered.
This is relieved by the fine descrip-
tions of the beautiful and undis-
turbed Western plains. Even non-
Western readers will enjoy this
superior story.
The Rest of the Story continues
where Sheila Graham left off in
her earlier autobiography Beloved
Infidel. Following the death of Scott
Fitzgerald she leaves Hollywood,
goes to England as a war correspon-
dent, and after a busy life there

He Had a Line

On Unidentified

Flying Object

"Aw, go fly a kite!"
If you take this advice, it could get
you into trouble. Raymond B.
Greene, English and speech-drama
instructor at Balboa High School
Years ago in the States the military,
the police, and even NORAD were
frantically trying to locate and iden-
tify an object which had been spotted
in the sky.
A policeman-friend of Greene's
happened to pass an open field and
see Greene flying a box kite. The
answer to the officer's inquiry con-
cerning the kite's altitude: 2,000 feet.
The military, the police, and even
NORAD had their "flying saucer."

returns to Hollywood, where she has
risen to success as an important and
well-paid columnist. The book is full
of pictures of famous Hollywood
personalities and gives one a feeling
of being right on the spot. Those
who enjoyed Beloved Infidel surely
should read this sequel.
Armageddon, by Leon Uris, is the
story of the early years of the cold
war in strife-torn, post-war Germany.
It tells of the incredible struggle for
Berlin from its capture by the
Russians in 1945 through the years
of Four Power Occupation to 'the
airlift-one of the most heroic epi-
sodes in American history. The story
centers around a young American
officer who is made military governor
of a German town and then goes on
to Berlin. Here he falls in love with
a German girl. On the other side of
the Brandenburg Gate, a Russian
colonel tries to forget his Communist
wife through his interest in another
German girl. These people play out
their bitter-sweet love affairs as the
Americans and Russians clash in an
Armageddon for the minds of the
Berliners, the German Nation and
the world. This is a Book of the
Month selection by the author of
Battle Cry, Exodus, and Mila 18.
Adventures of Huckleberry Ha-
shimoto, by humorist Jack Douglas,
is an account of a trip to Tahiti
and points east by the author, his
Japanese wife and their infant son,
Huckleberry Hashimoto. According
to Jack Paar you should "read this
hilarious book lying on the floor. It
will save you the trouble of getting
up and falling down all the time."
The book is indeed funny, but it is
not merely wild nonsense. The story
and numerous photographs are both
entertaining and informative.
The Pilgrim Project is a novel by
Hank Searls about the race to the
moon. The story is told in language
which is both easily understandable
and technically correct. When U.S.
scientists learn that the Russians are
racing toward a moon landing, every
U.S. effort is made to get there first.
Everyone is in the act, including
astronauts and their wives, congress-
men, and even the President of the
United States. This is a timely,
exciting, and fast-paced novel which
should be fascinating to anyone
interested in activity in outer space.

Clubhouse libraries, of about 600
volumes apiece, were established in
the Canal Zone in 1907.
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The Atlantic entrance of the
Panama Canal is 33.52 statute miles
north and 27.02 miles west of the
Pacific entrance.

Libraries' Holiday Schedules Listed


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June 26, 1964

Museum Given

Plaque From

I SS Panama




Mrs. Alice Turner, Museum Specialist of the Canal Zone Library-Museum,
and Capt. Chester Briggs, right, Acting Marine Director, accept a com-
memorative plaque that once was installed on the SS Panama. Donating the
plaque on behalf of the American President Lines is P. W. Williams, captain
of the SS President Johnson, the ship that brought the plaque to the Canal.
The plaque is on display in the rear section of the Library-Museum.

A Year Ago

This Week
Mrs. David S. Parker, wife of the
Lieutenant Governor of the Canal
Zone, arrived on the Isthmus accom-
panied by their three sons and
daughter. Colonel Parker had pre-
ceded his family, who remained in
the United States until the close of
the school year.
An interesting air mail envelope
went on sale at the Balboa Post
Office. The envelope was a re-
vamped, obsolete 3-cent envelope,
about 4 by 93' inches, with a 5-cent
postage imprint and the words "Via
Air Mail" on each envelope.
Mrs. Ruby Miriam Bissett, a
Spanish teacher at Balboa High
School, left for several months of
study at the University of Vallado-
lid in Burgos, Spain. She studied
under the International Exchange
Program on a Fullbright Grant.
Frank AzcArraga of the Canal
Zone Guide Service received a letter
from 5 of the 16 U.S. astronauts who
had visited the Canal. The astro-
nauts-John H. Glenn, Jr., James A.
Lovell, Elliot See, Jr., Scott Car-
penter, and John Young-thanked
AzcArraga for an "impressive tour"
of Miraflores Locks.

Fellowships Offered

For Graduate Study
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women Educational Founda-
tion offers to women of other coun-
tries international fellowships for
graduate study in the United States
and a few international fellowships
for study in any country other than
the fellow's own for the academic
year 1965-66.
The fellowships are offered to
enable their holders to obtain a fuller
preparation for some form of service
to their own countries upon their
return. There are no restrictions as
to age or field of study and the fel-
lowships may be used for either re-
search or graduate course work.
Travel costs are not included in the
Applications, which must be sub-
mitted not later than December 1,
may be obtained by writing to the
American Association of University
Women Educational Foundation,
2401 Virginia Avenue, NW., Wash-
ington 7, D.C., 20037, U.S.A. The
U.S. Information Service, located at
the U.S. Embassy building, Panama,
has a limited number of applications.

BHS Instructor
Once Member
Of Honor Guard
Not too many people get the
chance to take a trip around the
world, but it's even more unusual
to have the world come to you-
King Saud of Saudi Arabia, Madame
Chiang Kai-shek, Konrad Adenauer,
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
It happened to Charles R. Teeter.
A former member of the Presiden-
tial Honor Guard, sometimes called
"The Old Guard," Teeter is now a
history and business instructor at
Balboa High School.
In addition to the above-men-
tioned dignitaries, while a member
of the honor guard, Teeter met the
late John Foster Dulles and Allan
Dulles, former head of the Central
Intelligence Agency.
A graduate of the University of
Arkansas, Teeter helped plan and
took part in interment ceremonies
of World War II and Korean War
unknown soldiers in Arlington
National Cemetery. He attended the
second inaugural ball of former
President Eisenhower; cooperated
with the Secret Service and, at times,
with Scotland Yard; and worked at
the President's underground retreat
about 90 miles from Washington.

Barnacle Spread

Gets Attention

Of Investigators
Investigators are at work on the
rapid spread of the barnacle Elimi-
nius modestus, also known as the
Australian barnacle, which first
turned up in European quarters in
1945 at Chichester, England.
By 1953 it had reached the Ger-
man coast, spreading rapidly to the
estuarine system of the River Elbe
and the Schleswig-Holstein coast. It
reached the islands of Helgoland and
Sylt by 1955.
Sea Winds, publication of the
International Oceanographic Foun-
dation, reports that this presumably
passive passenger is now common
in many European coastal areas and
competes with the native acorn bar-
nacle, but is known to be less tolerant
of low water temperatures which
have curbed production.

Panama Canal tolls rates have, for
practical purposes, not been changed
since the Canal was opened in 1914.
Changes in the rules for measuring
vessels in 1939 actually resulted in
a slight reduction in charges.

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Part of the SS Panama is back with
the Canal to stay.
A plaque placed on board the
SS Panama shortly after World
War II recently was presented to the
Canal Zone Library-Museum by the
American President Lines. The
SS Panama was renamed the SS Pres-
ident Hoover when it was bought by
the American President Lines in
1957. Mrs. Alice Turner, Museum
Specialist of the Canal Zone Library-
Museum, and Capt. Chester Briggs,
Acting Marine Director, accepted the
gift on behalf of the Canal.
Making the actual presentation for
officials of the American President
Lines was Capt. P. W. Williams of
the SS President Johnson, the ship
on which the plaque made the trip
from California to the Zone.
The plaque is similar to the one
first mounted on the SS Panama in
1939, the year the ship was built.
When the ship was converted at the
end of World War II, the original
plaque was replaced by the plaque
which now is on display in the Canal
Zone Library-Museum.
The former Panama has been sold
to the Hawaiian Monarch Line and
will sail under the name of Liliuo-

June 29 Deadline

For Entries for

Swimming Meet
The Eighth Annual Elks 4th of
July Swim Meet will be held at the
Balboa pool at 1 p.m. Entry forms
are available at all Canal Zone pools
and all entries must be returned to
the Balboa pool no later than June 29.
The meet is sponsored by Balboa
Elks Lodge No. 1414 and is run in
cooperation with the Division of
Schools. Trophies will be awarded
to first place winners and medals for
second and third place.
This year's program has a total of
46 events which include freestyle,
breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke,
and individual medley.
The Greiser Outstanding Award
given each year to the outstanding
girl and boy swimmer will be pres-
ented at this meet.

Enough: What would satisfy us if
the neighbor didn't have more.
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People who live in stone houses
shouldn't throw glasses.

Fifth SCN-TV

Bowling Tourney

To Start August 14
The PanCanal Bowling Associa-
tion has announced that the fifth
annual SCN-TV Invitational Bowling
Tournament will start August 14.
The 15-week tournament will be
telecast by SCN-TV every Friday
night starting at 10:15 p.m.
Smoot-Paredes, S.A. will award
the Jackpot prize for five strikes in
a row. Abernathy, S.A. will present
trophies to the champion and runner-
up of the tournament. Following
each match, the leading women
bowlers will bowl for spares for cash
prizes, trophies, and the title of
"Queen Bee."
"Pepe" DamiAn, the Republic of
Panama's top bowler, will be back
to defend the championship that he
won last year. DamiAn, competing in
the first four tournaments, has won
7 of his 10 matches and has compiled
a composite average of 192 for 30
Invitations for the tournament will
be mailed to the top bowlers in the
U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Republic of
Panama, and bowlers from the Atlan-
tic and Pacific sides of the Isthmus.

Former PanCanal
(Continued from p. 1)
time in a complete physical inventory
and appraisal of property, plant, and
equipment of the Canal Zone Gov-
ernment and the former Panama
Railroad Company.
After leaving the Isthmus in July
1957, Colonel Jennings was assigned
to the Armed Forces Staff College in
Norfolk, Va.




Team W L GB
Gordon's Gin ____--- 4 1 -
Peugeot 404 ___--- 3 1 3
White Horse _---- 3 2 1
Seagram's V.0 ---- 2 2 1K
Ron Cortez -------- 1 3 2%
Four Roses ------ 0 4 33
Shooting Percentage
Roy Culbreth, P--------- .561
Ram6n Reyes, WH____-_- .539
Bob Bowman, GG------ .527
Carlos Brandenburg, WH __ .507
Archie Carroll, GG -_---- .506
Free Throw Percentage "
Roy Culbreth, P__-_- 78.13
Ken Anderson, RC _-_- 77.78
Carlos Brandenburg, WH __ 76.67
John Wainio, S ________ 72.73
Ron Bussiere, S-_- __--- 71.43
Ram6n Reyes, WH_____ 126
Archie Carroll, GG_-.--- 107
Roy Culbreth, P _____- 99
Carlos Brandenburg, WH ___ 95
Bob Bowman, GG-_-_--- 91
Monday, June 29-Ron Cortez vs.
White Horse, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30-Seagram's V.O.
vs. Four Roses, 6:30 p.m.
Gordon's Gin vs. Peugeot 404,
8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 1-Peugeot 404 vs.
White Horse, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 2-Gordon's Gin vs.
Four Roses, 6:30 p.m.
Ron Cortez vs. Seagram's V.O.,
8 p.m.
All games at Balboa Gym.


Is there a captain in the house? Six salty veterans of the sea, all with the rank of captain, surround a seventh,
Capt. Raymond J. Tierney, center, master of the Grace Liner Santa Maria, who was making his last trip through
the Canal before his retirement. The occasion was celebrated in Balboa by representatives of the Marine Bureau
and by Capt. Nathaniel C. Davis, master of the Grace Liner Santa Mariana. From left are Capt. Richard C.
Sergeant, Senior Assistant Port Captain, Balboa; Captain Davis; Capt. Chester Briggs, Chief of the Navigation
Division; Captain Tierney; Capt. Elmer G. Abbott, Balboa Port Captain; Capt. Howard R. Johnson, Assistant
Port Captain; and Capt. John M. Stuart, Panama Canal pilot.

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Miss Mary D. Keller, right, U.S. Information Service librarian, is shown
receiving Canal Zone surplus books for the USIS Library from Miss Mar-
garet L. Csighy and J. Winter D. Collins at the Storehouse Branch. This is
part of a book collection campaign to help restock the USIS Library.

June 26, 1964

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Canal Zone Wage-Base Employees3.00

Upped $10 Million In 30 Months

The third and final step in the Canal
Zone wage rate changes (Canal Zone
Wage Adjustment Policy), begun 27
months ago, will go into effect July 5
in all U.S. Government agencies in
the Canal Zone. The major objectives
of the new policy were:
1. An increase in the minimum
wage from 55 cents to 80 cents an
2. A series of administrative wage
increases for the upper grade levels
of Canal Zone wage-base positions
as funds became available during
the period from 1962 to 1964, de-
signed to narrow the gap between
area-based wage rates and U.S.-
based rates.
3. To provide a means of greater
recognition for skills and to provide
more incentive for employees to seek
promotions to higher paid positions.
4. To provide for future adjust-
ments in the Canal Zone wage-base
pay schedules whenever U.S. wage-
base schedules are adjusted after the
third step of the Canal Zone Wage
Adjustment Policy is completed this

First Phase Ranged
From 3 to 29 Percent
The first phase of the plan began
in January 1962, when the minimum
wage increased from 55 cents an
hour to 60 cents an hour, followed in
April 1962, when approximately
9,500 Canal employees received in-
creases ranging from 3 to 29 percent.
As a result of this first phase, approxi-
mately $2,582,000 more was paid to
Canal Zone wage-based employees.

2d Step: Minimum
Wage Up To 70 Cents
The second phase of the new
policy went into effect July 7, 1963.
At this time a new minimum wage
of 70 cents an hour and correspond-

ing increases in all grades of the
Canal Zone wage schedules went
into effect. An additional increase of
$3,718,000 was paid to employees
as a result of this second phase. This
figure represented an average in-
crease per employee affected of
nearly $400. It is important to note
that only about 930 of the nearly
9,500 Canal employees affected were
receiving less than 80 cents an hour
after July 7, 1963.

Payrolls Increased By
More Than $10 Million
The third and final phase of the
new policy will raise the minimum
wage to 80 cents for all employees
and make the total increase over
the three steps approximately $10
million, or an increase of nearly 50
percent in overall pay for Canal
Zone wage-base employees.
All these figures are fine, but what
does it all mean to the average em-
ployee? What, actually, does he get
out of it?
It means, of course, that the min-
imum wage for each grade level,
Manual or Non-Manual, has in-
creased. It also means, however, that
the wage differences between the
top pay level on the Canal Zone
wage base and the lowest pay level

This article does not in-
clude wage statistics for 856
non-U.S. citizens on the U.S.
wage base and 3,900 U.S.
citizens on the U.S. wage
base in the Canal organiza-

on the U.S. wage-base are not as
great as before. For instance, using
the chart entitled "Manual Category
Pay Schedule Increases," the differ-
ence between an M-10 and an M-11
before the increases began was

nearly $1.40 an hour. As a result of
the increases, the difference has been
cut by almost two-thirds.
The big point, however, is empha-
sized by the fact that the $10 million
represents an average increase of well
over $1,000 per employee over the
3-year period, with a new average
wage of $1.28 or $2,660 annually, for
Canal Zone wage-base employees.

Final Adjustment To
Smooth Wage Curves








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The wage increases have smoothed 1.35
out the wage curves. The sharp in-
creases noticeable on the March 31,1.20
1962, lines have been changed con-
siderably on the July 5, 1964 wage 1.05
curve lines.
There are some other wage cate- 0.90
gories that also benefited from the
increases during the past 3 years. 0.75

Employees Of Former 0.60
Service Category . .

In January 1959, the Service Cat-
egory was established as a transi-
tional salary plan covering sales
clerks, food service workers, printing
and reproduction plant employees,
and firefighters. This category was
abolished in January of this year.
Beginning in 1960, however, the
employees initially covered under
the plan were gradually converted
to other categories. For example,
sales clerks were converted to non-
manual grades, many food service
employees, such as cooks and bakers
to manual grades, and printing and
reproduction plant workers to manual
grades. Firefighting personnel were
converted to the Fire Group of the
Special Category.
Employees in these conversions
generally received salary advance-
ment through regradings as well as
the basic salary increases in the
Service Category before conversion
and in the category to which con-
verted. For example, the salary rate
increases of printing employees in

M-I M-2 M-3 M-4 M-5 M-6 M-7 M-8 M-9 M-10 M-ll





M-i M-2 M-3 M-4 M-5 M-6 M-7 M-8 M-9 M-10 M-ll
The four wage curve lines show the base wage levels for the second step-rate
of pay grades M-1 to M-11 on March 31, 1962, and as increased April 1,
1962, July 7, 1963, and scheduled for July 5, 1964, under the accelerated
3-phase Canal Zone Wage Adjustment Policy.

Service Grades S-5 and S-6 varied
from 38.5 percent for proof press
operators, and 99 percent for Small
Offset press operators to 161 percent
for Monotype Casting Machine Oper-
ators. The Monotype Casting Ma-
chine Operators, in conversion to the
Manual Category, were upgraded to
pay level M-11 which is compensated
on a U.S. wage base.



One of the largest percentage increases in salary brought
about by the new wage policy was received by em-
ployees in the same pay level as Norbert H. Marquis,
an M-10 Carpenter in the Maintenance Division at
Balboa. The salary for M-10's has increased almost 100
percent since March 1962.

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Employed in ladies wear section in the Balboa Retail
Store, Mary K. Ferguson is just one of many NM-3
employees who have benefited considerably over the
past 2 years as a result of the Canal Zone Wage Adjust-
ment Policy. Her annual salary, from March, 1962 to
July 1964, increased 55.4 percent. The entire wage
policy program encompasses approximately 9,500 Canal
employees, both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.


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Different Schedule
Set For Fire Group
Firefighters, the last to be con-
verted from the Service Category in
January 1964, were the first to have
their future wage increases timed
with increases granted to employees
in their wage category whose wages
are adjusted concurrently with their





NM-i NM.2 NM-3 NM-4
The four wage curve lines show the base wage levels for the fourth step-rate
of pay grades NM-1 to NM-4 on March 31, 1962, and as increased April 1,
1962, July 7, 1963, and scheduled for July 5, 1964, under the accelerated
3-phase Canal Zone Wage Adjustment Policy.





June 26, 1964


counterparts in the United States. in the District of Columbia, in lieu
The firefighters and driver-operators of an adjustment on any other wag
will receive their next wage adjust- base. These future increases wi]
ment whenever the Fire Officers' be equal percentagewise to those
salaries are adjusted following salary granted to employees in Fire Private
laws enacted for similar employees Class 1 in the District of Columbia


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When Maria M. Lewis, a Grocery
Attendant at the Balboa Retail Store,
receives her third-step increase next
month, her annual salary from March
1962 to July 1964 will have increased
51.5 percent. An M-5, she received
the salary benefits from conversion
of her position from the Service
Category to the Manual Category,
as well as the gradual increase under
the Canal Zone Wage Adjustment
Policy, the third and final step of
which goes into effect July 5.

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An 87.7 percent increase is reflected
in the hourly salary of Oscar W.
Layne, an M-9 Tractor-Trailer




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(To be effective 7-5-64)

Non-Security Positions
Hourly base Hourly base
wage rates wage rates*o
(Non-U.S. (U.S.
Pay level and step citizens) citizens)
M-1: 1 -------------------- ------ $0.80 $1.00
2 ______- --- 0.83 1.04
3'_..-_--- --------------------- 0.86 1.08
3 .. 0.86 1.08
M-2: 1 ____ _-__-__.-------. 0.84 1.05
2 ____________________ 0.87 1.09
3 -------- ------- 0.90 1.13
M-3: 1 __.---------------- -- --- 0.87 1.09
2 ____------------ ------- 0.91 1.14
3---------------- 0.95 1.19
M-4: 1_____----------------- 0.91 1.14
2------------------- ---- 0.95 1.19
3 ---------------- 0.99 1.24
M-5: 1 --------------- 0.96 1.20
2 __________----------------- 1.00 1.25
3--- ----------- --- 1.04 1.30
M-6: 1_---------------------- 1.08 1.35
2 _______-_-- - ----------- 1.13 1.41
3--------------------- 1.18 1.48
M-7: 1 _____----- -------------- 1.28 1.60
2____-- ------------- 1.33 1.68
3-- --------- -- 1.38 1.75
M-8: 1 --------------- 1.52 1.98
2_______-------------- 1.58 2.05
3 ---------------- 1.64 2.14
M-9: 1-------------------------- 1.83 2.44
2 _________------- ---------- 1.91 2.55
3_-- -------------- 1.99 2.69
M-10: 1_-------------------- 2.23 3.05
2 -________-------------- 2.32 3.18
3 ---------- ------ 2.41 3.31
0 Under the 3d phase Canal Zone Wage Adjustment Policy.
0o Base wage rates plus tropical differential and tax factor.





A representative of the NM-1 grade level is Samuel H.
Edwards, a Messenger in the Administration Building.
Edwards, over the 2-year period covered by the new
wage policy, received a 51.7 percent increase in his
hourly wage. This included a one-step increase author-
ized for all employees of Canal Zone agencies in grades
NM-1 through NM-3.

Elliot L. Morris, employed as a Laborer (Cleaner), in
Balboa, also has received a considerable increase in
salary. An M-1, Morris' hourly wage has gone up
45.0 percent since January 1962, as a result of the new
wage policy, based on increases in the minimum wage.

with those of the Non-Manual Cat-
egory and will correspond to the
percentage granted NM-3 employees.

What To Look For
In The Future ..
Increases at the present time are
fine, but employees will wonder
what is in store for them in the
future. What, then, can Canal em-
ployees look forward to beyond the
upcoming increase?
Annual reviews in the Manual
wage category levels 1 to 10 will be
made concurrently with those made
for positions M-11 through M-16
whose rates are based on rates for
similar employment in the nine naval
shipyards in the United States. Rates
for M-1 through M-10 will receive
an adjustment on a percentage equiv-
alent to the percentage increase for
similar pay levels.
The rates of pay for Non-Manual
employees will be reviewed and
adjusted whenever the salary rates
for positions that are based on the

General Service schedule of the
Classification Act are adjusted by
Acts of Congress. The increase will
be equal to the percentage increase
granted to comparable position levels
administratively compensated in
relation to rates for the Classification
Act. Under the policy set forth by
the Congress in the 1962 Federal
Salary Reform Act, these reviews
and adjustments might be expected
to be made annually.
Manual Category employees should
receive an average increase on their
schedules of approximately 3 percent
yearly and Non-Manual Category
employees an average increase yearly
of approximately 5 percent, based
on experience in the last several
years in the United States.
Increases for Special Latin Amer-
ican Schools employees are tied to
Non-Manual increases.
Wage increases in the apprentice
program are made annually with
Manual Category increases.
The best assurance, however, of
pay increases in the future is to work
for promotions in higher paid jobs.


(To be effective 7-5-64)

Non-Security Positions

Grade and step
NM-1: 1
NM-2: 1_
NM-3: 1
4 _

Special L.A. Schools
Group Also Benefits
The only teachers now compen-
sated on the Canal Zone wage base
are those 49 remaining in the Spe-
cial Latin American Schools Group.
These are teachers who have not yet
met the minimum educational re-
Squirements established for employees
paid with reference to salaries for
comparable employment in the Dis-
etrict of Columbia. Annually, how-
1l ever, these teachers progress toward
achievement of the minimum stand-
Sard by taking courses totalling 12
Semester credits a year.
Prior to 1961 all teachers in the
Latin American Schools were com-
pensated on the Canal Zone Wage
Base. In 1961 those having qualify-
ing B.A. and M.A. degrees were
converted to a U.S. wage base. The
79 teachers in the Latin American
Schools who have qualified now are
included, together with teachers in
the U.S. schools, in the Education
Group and their salaries are related
to those in the District of Columbia.
Approximately 10 to 12 teachers are
moved annually from the Canal Zone
SWage Base schedules to the U.S.
Wage Base schedules as they become
Increases received by those teach-
ers who are paid on the Canal Zone
Wage Base schedule have approxi-
I mated those of Non-Manual em-
ployees in grade NM-3. Future wage
adjustments for these teachers in the
Special Latin American Schools
Group will be made concurrently

Base salary
(U.S. citizens)
Annual Hourly
$2,080.00 $1.00
2,163.20 1.04
2,267.20 1.09
2,371.20 1.14
2,475.20 1.19
2,600.00 1.25
2,724.80 1.31
2,870.40 1.38
2,995.20 1.44
3,120.00 1.50
2,620.80 1.26
2,724.80 1.31
2,828.80 1.36
2,932.80 1.41
3,036.80 1.46
3,182.40 1.53
3,307.20 1.59
3,452.80 1.66
3,619.20 1.74
3,764.80 1.81
3,640.00 1.75
3,764.80 1.81
3,910.40 1.88
4,035.20 1.94
4,160.00 2.00
4,284.80 2.06
4,451.20 2.14
4,638.40 2.23
4,784.00 2.30
4,950.40 2.38

0 Under the 3d phase Canal Zone Wage Adjustment Policy.
0 Base salary rates plus tropical differential and tax factor.

Page 6

Base salary
(Non-U.S. citizens)
Annual Hourly
$1,664.00 $0.80
1,726.40 0.83
-------- 1,809.60 0.87
1,892.80 0.91
1,976.00 0.95
2,080.00 1.00
2,184.00 1.05
2,288.00 1.10
2,392.00 1.15
2,496.00 1.20
2,100.80 1.01
2,184.00 1.05
2,267.20 1.09
2,350.40 1.13
2,433.60 1.17
2,537.60 1.22
2,641.60 1.27
2,745.60 1.32
2,849.60 1.37
2,953.60 1.42
2,870.40 1.38
2,953.60 1.42
3,036.80 1.46
3,120.00 1.50
3,203.20 1.54
3,307.20 1.59
3,411.20 1.64
3,515.20 1.69
3,619.20 1.74
3,723.20 1.79

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Vol. III, No. 1 50 Aios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 26 de Junio de 1964


Todos los almacenes de la Zona rante las horas usuales el lunes 6
del Canal permanecerAn cerrados el de julio.
sAbado 4 de julio, pero en cambio si El Centro de Servicios Comunales
estarAn abiertos el viernes 3, para de Diablo Heights funcionard du-
evitarle a las amas de casa el contra- rante las horas usuales el sAbado 4
tiempo de 3 dias consecutivos de de julio.
cierre debido a los feriados del fin
de semana venidero. SECTION DE ALMACENAJE
El horario normal regirA el lunes
6 de julio en Balboa, Coco Solo y Esta secci6n permanecerA cerrada
Rainbow City (secci6n de comesti- el sAbado 4 de julio, pero abrirA el
bles) y en el Almac6n de Gatin. viernes 3 de las 7 de la mafana a
Los almacenes de Margarita, Gam- las 2 de la tarde, que es el servicio
boa y Paraiso, tambi4n abrirAn du- que generalmente presta los sAbados.

Fluyen Casi $92 Millones de

La Zona a Panama en 1963

$91,849,000 es el monto de los
beneficios que deriv6 la Repiblica
de PanamA de la organizaci6n del
Canal de Panama durante el afio de
1963, seg6n datos estadisticos com-
pilados por la Embajada de Estados
Unidos en PanamA.
Esos datos indican que los ingre-
sos que percibi6 Panama en 1963
aumentaron el $5,700,000 sobre el
aflo precedent de 1962 cuando se
lleg6 a la suma de $85,155.000 del
primero de enero al 31 de diciembre.

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La Srta. Muriel Conte, oficinista de la Capitania del Puerto en Balboa entrevista a un joven
solicitante de permiso para operaci6n de pequefias embarcaciones ofreci6ndole la informaci6n
pertinente e indicindole c6mo llenar los formularios respectivos.

Las Mayores Precauciones se

Imponen Antes de Expedir

Licencias a Naves Pequenas

Asi como es de important a la
buena navegaci6n el contar con un
equipo de primera, igualmente lo es
para la seguridad abordo contar con
el equipo esencial.
Tanto 6nfasis ponen en esto las
autoridades competentes de la Zona
del Canal que las embarcaciones que
navegan sus aguas no pueden ser re-
gistradas ni licenciadas a no ser que
se sometan a un peritaje annual.
A6n cuando la embarcaci6n
obtuviese licencia de navegaci6n,
despu6s del peritaje nAutico, la
misma no puede ser operada sino por
quienes cuenten con una licencia vi-
lida. Para su obtenci6n se require
someterse a un examen en las Capi-


... Esta Semana
La Sra. Elizabeth Parker, esposa
del Vicegobernador de la Zona del
Canal, David S. Parker, arrib6 al
Istmo con sus tres hijos y una hija.
El Coronel Parker se adelant6 a su
familiar la cual permaneci6 en los
Estados Unidos hasta el final del
period escolar.
Un interesante sobre aereo fue
puesto a la venta en la oficina de
Correos de Balboa. Era un sobre
largo, estampado con timbre de 3
centavos y ya obsolete, al que se le
revalid6 con una estampilla adicio-
nal de 5 centavos y las palabras "Via
Air Mail" en cada uno.
(Pasa a la pdgina 4)

tanias del Puerto de Balboa o de
Crist6bal, seg6n el caso.
Con miras a ofrecer mayor segu-
ridad, los reglamentos imperantes
establecen que las pequefias naves,
botes o lanchas, que zurcan aguas de
la Zona deben de contar abordo con
un salvavidas por tripulante o pasa-
jero. Igualmente la embarcaci6n
debe de estar provista de extingui-
dores de incendio, remos, pitos, luces
de navegaci6n, anclas y los cables
indispensables. Los botes de mAs de
16 pies de eslora deben llevar dos
extinguidores de incendio, una boya
salvavidas y ganchos marines.
Las inspecciones conducentes son
realizadas, en la costa pacifica, por
el Ayudante Jefe de la Rada de
Balboa, Herbert Driscoll, y en la
costa atlAntica por Alvin Rankin,
Inspector de Equipo Flotante, ellos
deben de cerciorarse de que las pe-
quefias embarcaciones cuentan con
todo lo requerido por los reglamentos
en vigencia.
Los exAmenes para operadores de
lanchas y botes los toma, en la Capi-
tania del Puerto de Balboa, la Srta.
Muriel Conte (ver foto) y en la de
Crist6bal la Sra. Bertha B. Brown.
La duraci6n del examen estA dic-
tada por el tamafio de la embarca-
ci6n. El armador o duefio de un
bote de menos de 26 pies de eslora,
con motor fuera de borda, tendria
que someterse a un examen de como
media hora. Si la nave fuese mayor
de 26 pies de eslora y con motor
interno, el examen Ileva alrededor
de una hora para completarse.

Los exAmenes versan sobre la re-
glamentaci6n maritima que rige
sobre motonaves y pequefias embar-
caciones hasta de 65 pies, en aguas
navegables de la Zona del Canal.
Esos reglamentos aparecen en un
folleto preparado por el CapitAn
William Wall, PrActico del Canal
de PanamA, que puede adquirirse en
la Direcci6n de Marina del Canal de

Ver Pagina 5
Un aumento de salario
que entra a regir el 5 de
julio venidero beneficia-
rd a 9,500 trabajadores
del Canal de Panamd. En
la pagina 5 de esta edi-
cidn publicamos una re-
lacion de los aumentos
salariales que en 30 me-
ses representan unos $10
Nota: La cr6nica no incluye
estadisticas salariales relaciona-
das con 856 empleados no-estado-
unidenses cuyo salario estA fijado
en la escala de Estados Unidos
ni con los 3,900 ciudadanos esta-
dounidenses que tambien deven-
gan salaries basados en la escala
de Estados Unidos.

El rengl6n de ingresos mAs impor-
tante estA representado por los sala-
rios que reciben residents de la Re-
p6blica, empleados por la organiza-
ci6n del Canal de PanamA u otras
dependencias gubernamentales de
Estados Unidos en la Zona del Canal.
Ese rengl6n mont6 a $38,838,000 en
1963 y en 1962 lleg6 a $33,495,000.
A esa cantidad habria que afiadir
$3,324,000 que se pag6 a residents
de Panama en concept de jubilacio-
nes y pensions por incapacidad.
El segundo rengl6n en importan-
cia durante esos 12 meses lo forman
las cuantias gastadas en la Repdblica
por ciudadanos estadounidenses do-
miciliados en la Zona del Canal y
otros residents de dicha Zona. Los
datos recabados indican que durante
el afio calendario de 1963 personas
domiciliadas en la Zona del Canal
adquirieron en Panama mercaderias
por un valor global de $21,109,000
o sea mill6n y medio de d6lares mis
que el afio anterior.
El tercer rengl6n lo comprenden
los $12,189,000 que estAn represen-
tados por las compras efectuadas di-
rectamente en Panama por depen-
dencias del Gobiero de Estados
Unidos en la Zona del Canal y por
servicios. En este rengl6n tambi6n
se registry un aumento de importan-
cia sobre el afio de 1962 cuando subi6
a $11,781,000.
Las compras hechas por la organi-
zaci6n del Canal en Panami para
articulos de consume incluyen came,
huevos, azicar, leche, frutas, pes-
cado, vegetables, legumbres, aves de
corral, mobiliario, equipo fotogra-
fico, maquinaria, repuestos para auto-
m6viles, cigarrillos, medicamentos,
bebidas gaseosas, products IActeos,
acondicionadores de aire, pinturas,

products quimicos, fertilizantes y
derivados del petr6leo.
Los desembolsos realizados en
PanamA por contratistas que operan
en la Zona del Canal para la adqui-
sici6n de products y pagos de ser-
vicios, se calculan en $9,959,000 du-
rante el afio de 1963, suma inferior,
en cosa de un mill6n de d6lares, a la
correspondiente al afio de 1962.
La diferencia probablemente se
deba al menor numero de contratos
adjudicados para mantenimiento mi-
litar y al hecho de que ya han termi-
nado algunos de los contratos de
mayor cuantia otorgados por la orga-
nizaci6n del Canal de PanamA.
Otro factor que puede haber afec-
tado ese rengl6n es el hecho de que
algunos proyectos de aliento, fijados
para 1963 por agencies militares, fue-
ron postergados hasta el afio de 1964
en curso.
Las organizaciones privadas que
funcionan en la Zona del Canal pa-
garon $4,800,000 por articulos ad-
quiridos en PanamA. durane 1963,
cifra que excede ern $400,000 al
mismo rengl6n durante el afio prece-
El aumento gradual en la adqui-
sici6n de products panamefios por
parte del Canal de Panama y otras
dependencias establecidas en la Zona
del Canal han sido factor important
en la actividad econ6mica de la Re-
p~blica 'de Panamni, que el afio
calendario pasado alcanz6 niveles
El incremento se atribuye al me-
joramiento en facilidades de venta
para products agricolas y los meto-
dos de distribuci6n, que han condu-
cido a la producci6n panamefia a
niveles de cantidad y calidad supe-



La Sra. Carmen de Herrera, Direc-
tora de la Biblioteca de la Universi-
dad de PanamA, tom6 posesi6n como
president de la Asociaci6n de Bi-
bliotecarias Craduadas del Istmo de
PanamA en reciente reuni6n. Ella re-
emplaza a la Srta. Ana Maria Jaen,
Director de la Biblioteca Nacional
de PanamA.
Otras integrantes de la directive
son: la Sra. Catherine Brown, Coor-
dinadora de Sucursales de las biblio-
tecas de la Zona del Canal, vicepre-
sidenta; Sra. Ana Forero, bibliote-
caria en la Sucursal de Paraiso de las
bibliotecas de la Zona del Canal, se-
cretaria de espafiol; Sra. Juana Jara-
millo, del Servicio de Biblioteca del
Ej6rcito, secretaria en ingl6s; y la
Sra. Marion Berndt, bibliotecaria de
las Fuerzas Armadas del Comando


Parte del barco Panamd ha regre-
sado al Canal para quedarse.
Una placa colocada abordo del
barco Panamd poco despues de la
II Guerra Mundial, fue entregada,
recientemente, a la Biblioteca-Museo
de la Zona del Canal por la American
President Lines. El barco Panamd
fue rebautizado como Presidente
Hoover cuando fue comprado por la
American President Lines en 1957.
La Sra. Alice Turner, Especialista de
Museo de la Biblioeca-Museo de la
Zona del Canal, y el CapitAn Chester
Briggs, Director interino de Marina,
aceptaron el obsequio a nombre del
Correspondi6 hacer la entrega a
(Pasa a la pdgina 4)

Sur de los Estados Unidos, tesorera.
Despues de la reuni6n celebrada
en el Sal6n de Lectura de la Biblio-
teca-Museo de la Zona del Canal, el
Sr. Francisco Herrera, del Departa-
mento de Antropologia de la Uni-
versidad de PanamA, disert6 sobre los
Indios Cunas y exhibi6 una pelicula
en colors sobre las Islas de San Bias.

Te de Despedida

Dieron al General

Bogart y Se ora
En el curso de un agasajo de des-
pedida que se verific6 en la Cate-
dral de San Lucas, en Anc6n, en
honor del Mayor General Theodore
F. Bogart y su senora esposa, dos
criaturas del Asilo de la Infancia de
Bella Vista, PanamA, obsequiaron re-
galos de despedida a la esposa del
General. (Ver foto en la secci6n
El Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr., tam-
bien dio un regalo de despedida a
los Bogart, consistent en una ban-
deja de nispero sobre la cual va
incrustada una chapita de metal que
lleva grabado el siguiente mensaje:
A Eleanor y Ted Bogart, dos sol-
dados descollantes cuya habilidad,
devoci6n y eficiencia en el servicio
a nuestro pais les ha granjeado el
afecto y gratitud de la familiar del
Canal de Panamd.
El General Bogart abandonarA el
Istmo al cumplirse su misi6n como
Comandante de las Fuerzas Armadas
de Estados Unidos, Comando Sur.



Junio 26, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

Clarence George Gordon, bombero
al servicio del Cuartel de Bomberos
de Balboa, examine la campana de
uno de los carros bomba del cuartel.
Gordon tiene 10 afios al servicio de
la organizaci6n del Canal de Pana-
mA, 8 de ellos con la Divisi6n de
Bomberos. Labor durante 2 afios
en el Hospital Gorgas antes de ingre-
sar al Cuerpo de Bomberos. Su tra-
bajo consiste en combatir incendios,
protecci6n y prevenci6n contra in-
cendios en la Zona del Canal. Nacido
en PanamA, Gordon reside en Santa
Cruz con su esposa BArbara Jean
Townsend de Gordon, con quien
contrajo matrimonio el 25 de junio
de 1960. Tienen una hija, Oneida
Melanie, de 3 afios de edad. En sus
ratos libres le gusta practicar el soft-
ball, pista y campo, y volibol. Curs6
studios en la Escuela Secundaria
de La Boca.


Cecil Morgan es un Inspector de
Protecci6n contra Incendios al ser-
vicio de la Divisi6n de Bomberos en
el Cuartel de Balboa, con 8 afios al
servicio de la organizaci6n del Canal
de PanamA. Morgan se encarga de la
inspecci6n de extinguidores, residen-
cias, edifiAcios piiblicos, equipos flo-
tantes, equipo para -combatir incen-
dio, etc., para que todo est6 en per-
fectas condiciones para la protec-
ci6n contra incendios en la Zona del
Canal. Morgan, que naci6 en el Hos-
pital Gorgas, reside en Santa Cruz
con su esposa Melba Nurse de
Morgan y sus hijos Cecilio, de 6 afios;
Carlos, de 3; Marcos, de 10 meses y
su hiiastra Felicia Gaskin, de 8 afios
de edad. Es miembro de la Uni6n de
Trabajadores C.I.O. y del Consejo
Civico de Santa Cruz. Curs6 studios
secundarios en la Escuela de La Boca
y antes de ser bombero, fue pintor y
enderezador de guardafangos de
autom6viles. Le gusta la lecture,
hacer crucigramas y jugar al beisbol
y volibol.



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26-27-29-29-Fiestas Patronales en "El Cristo" (Aguadulce).
29-Festival del Patrono San Pedro en Los Pozos y La Colorada.
29-Inauguraci6n de la Octava Sesi6n de la Comisi6n de Mejo-
ramiento de las Estadisticas Nacionales (COINS) en la ciudad
de PanamA.

1-Se inicia el XII Torneo Internacional de Pesca de Merlin y
Pez Vela.

16-Dia de la Virgen del Carmen. Fiestas Patronales con Procesi6n
Marina en horas de la maiiana y Procesi6n Terrestre en horas
de la tarde en la Isla de Taboga.

22-Festival de la Pollera en Las Tablas, como parte de las Fiestas
Patronales de Santa Librada.

La empresa el6ctrica de Guate-
mala, subsidiaria de la American &
Foreign Power Co., ha colocado sus
instalaciones en un amplio terreno
de 282 acres, para aliviar asi la situa-
ci6n de amontonamiento de las in-
dustrias dentro y en los alrededores
de la ciudad de Guatemala. El lugar,
conocido como "El Modelo," estA
situado a unos 57 kil6metros de la
ciudad de Guatemala, y cuenta con
una red de carreteras asfaltadas,
agua abundante y energia.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier
cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud express.
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.

12:00-Peleas que hicieron historic
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00-Cine en su casa
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
5:00-Carnaval de Cartones
6:00-Circulo de Arte Dramitico
6:30--ntriga en Hawai
7:30-La Estrella y su Historia
8:00-El EspectAculo Mias Grande
del Mundo
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Roy Rodgers
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-Dick Tracy
7:00-El Nifio del Circo
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00-El Detective Millonario
9:00-Foro de Opini6n
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Roy Rodgers
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-Show de Donna Reed
7:30-Fuego de Juventud
8:00-El Fugitive
9:00-La Marina de McHale
9:30-E1 Abogado Audaz
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Roy Rodgers
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
7:00-Buggs Bunny
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00-Los Detectives
9:00-Los Trabajadores
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Roy Rodgers
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 Poderoso H6rcules
7:00-E1 Rebelde
7:30-Show Internacional
8:30-Arresto y Juicio
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Roy Rodgers
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-El Cegato Magoo
7:00-Los Angeles Azules
9:00-La Ciudad Desnuda
10:15-Sala de Proyecci6n
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Roy Rodgers
1:00-Show de la Una
3:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Sarao de Tevedos
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
7:00-Capitiin Marte y XL-5
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido
10:1 5-Teleteatro

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10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Cita Informal
12:00-Repriss: Novela Semanal
2:00-Repriss: Novela Juvenil
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30-Desde el HIip6dromo
5:30-La Comedia Silente
8 00-Espionaje
9:00-Ruta 66

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-Serie de Aventuras
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 Franc6s
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Doctor Cindido PBrez
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-Serie de Aventuras
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 Floia
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-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Media Hora con el Chino
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-Serie de Aventuras
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
11:00-El 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-Serie de Aventuras
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-ElE 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-De InterCs Para Usted
1:30-Annie Oakley
2:00-Repriss: Novela de las 5
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Investigador Submarino
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Perry Mason

En Su Pantalla

Viernes 26____ Burn Witch Burn

Sibado 27__ __
Domingo 28 y
Lunes 29 .___
Martes 30-_____.

Mi6rcoles 19__

Jueves 2 _____

Viernes 3-----

Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
No Name On The Bullet
Alakazam The Great
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone

Girl On The Run and
Chase A Crooked Shadow
War Is Hell

Shanghai Story and
The Last Command
The Devil's Children

Owl Show 10 p.m.
Double Jeopardy

Day Of The Outlaw and
Last Time I Saw Archie

The Loudest Whisper
West Side Story

War Is Hell

Girl On The Run and
Chase A Crooked Shadow
The Devil's Children

Shanghai Story and
The Last Command


A Girl Named Tamiko

Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
The Nightfighters
A Child Is Waiting
Counterfeit Traitor

Cuns Of Fort Petticoat and
Knock On Any Door
Black Zoo and
Cosmic Man
Day Of The Outlaw and
Last Time I Saw Archie
Burn Witch Burn

Owl Show 10 p.m.
No Name On The Bullet

Pagina 2

Junjo 26, 1964 SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA P~igina 3

Curso Especial de Natacion Para

Alumnos de Escuela Primaria se

Imparte en la Piscina de Paraiso

En la Piscina de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso se estA
llevando a cabo un curso especial de instrucci6n de nataci6n
para los alumnos de la escuela primaria, bajo la direcci6n del
gerente de la piscina, Oscar Murrell.
Este curso se Ileva a cabo despues de las horas de clase, a
partir de las 3 de la tarde, y en el mismo imparten instrucciones
los salvavidas Jos6 Lowman, Eddie Morrell, Winston Woodcock
y Dathan Martin, este uiltimo en calidad de voluntario, pues
esta empleado en la Divisi6n de Esclusas.
Las fotografias que aparecen en esta pAgina les darn a uste-
des una buena idea de lo que estAn haciendo en el mencionado

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El salvavidas Josh Lowman imparte instrucciones a los alumnos de la escuela
primaria en la Piscina de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso, en un program
especial de nataci6n para los pirvulos de la primaria de Paraiso, a cargo
del gerente de la piscina, Oscar Murrell.

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Este es un grupo de alumnos de la Escuela Primaria de Paraiso que recibe instrucciones de
nataci6n en la Piscina de Paraiso. Atris aparecen, de izquierda a derecha, los salvavidas: Jos6
Lowman, Dathan Martin, Eddie Morrell y Winston Woodcock. Martin es un voluntario que
trabaja en la Divisi6n de Esclusas de la Zona del Canal.



Otro encuentro international de
boxeo habra el pr6ximo domingo 28
del corriente en el Istmo, cuando se
midan en el Cimnasio Nacional el
destacado pugil jamaiquino Killer
Salom6n y el ex campe6n gallo del
Istmo, Luis Patiflo, en combat a 10
Salom6n realize una larga cam-
pafia en los tinglados locales hace
pocos afios y ha regresado despu6s
de haber peleado en Jamaica y en
Patifio hace su reaparici6n des-
pues de haber perdido el titulo gallo
a manos de Camilo Valdespino (Cami
Beto) hace varias semanas.
Habra tambi6n una semifinal de
seis vueltas entire el pigil chiricano
Rodolfo Cortez y el colonense Mo-
desto Lara con un peso mAximo de
128 libras.
Los preliminares de cuatro asaltos
estarAn a cargo de Santos Pefia y
Rocky Cedefio en 116 libras, y de
Gilberto Cuesta contra Salvador
Jim6nez en 126 libras.

Los inversionistas norteamerica-
nos enviaron durante 1963 a la Am6-
rica Latina alrededor de $78 millo-
Estos son los autobuses que se usan para transportar a los alumnos de la nes mas de lo que sacaron de alli.
escuela primaria desde Pedro Miguel a la Piscina de Paraiso, en donde -En 1962 invirtieron $32 millones
reciben las instrucciones de nataci6n despu6s de las horas de clase. Jos6 menos de lo que sacaron.
Lowman, que aparece en la fotografia, acompaiia a los muchachos.

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Winston Woodcock, otro de los salvavidas en la Piscina de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso,
dirige una clase de nataci6n para los alumnos de la escuela primaria. Woodcock, un destacado
atleta local, es estudiante de educaci6n fisica en la Universidad de Panamai.


lIII ..

Eddie Morrell ensefia a un nifio la manera de lanzarse desde el trampolin
de 3 pies en la Piscina de Paraiso, mientras los demas alumnos esperan su
turno para recibir la instrucci6n. A la izquierda estA el salvavidas Dathan
Martin listo con el gancho para ayudar al que no pueda alcanzar la orilla.

Con un Japones se Medira Ismael

Laguna en Los Angeles en Julio

El pigil colonense Ismael Laguna,
clasificado todavia como el primer
peso pluma del mundo por la Aso-
ciaci6n Mundial de Boxeo, harA su
estreno en tinglados norteamerica-
nos el pr6ximo 6 de julio cuando se
mida con el boxeador japon6s Take-
tero Yoshimoto en combat a 10
asaltos en la Sports Arena de Los
Angeles, California.
Laguna, con solamente 2 derrotas
en 36 combates profesionales, iba
a medirse con el mexicano Rudy
Corona, pero a iltima hora 6ste no
pudo aceptar el compromise y se
contrat6 entonces al japon6s.
En el mismo program se medi-
ran el primer peso gallo del mundo,
el mexicano Jesis Pimentel, y el
japones Fighting Harada, en lo que
se anuncia como una pelea de prepa-
raci6n del primero para su combat
por el titulo mundial de la division
en agosto pr6ximo con el campe6n
mundial Eder Jofre, de Brasil.

Royals Vencio al HP

55 por 52 en Liga de

Basket de Adultos
El quinteto Royals conquist6 el
mi6rcoles 17 su primera victoria en
el torneo de baloncesto para adults
en el Gimnasio de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso, al batir al quin-
teto "HP" (antiguamente Deportivo
Blades) con anotaci6n de 55 por 52,
en un refiidisimo desafio, cuyo pri-
mer tiempo finaliz6 empatado a 25
G. Ramirez con 22 puntos, S. Car-
nett con 16 y C. Yearwood con 12,
fueron los mayores anotadores del
Royals, mientras que C. A. Blades
con 27 y C. Lever con 12, fueron los
mayores anotadores del "HP."
En este interesante torneo que se
inici6 con tres equipos, ha ingresado
un cuarto, el de Pedro Miguel. El
otro conjunto es el EO-14.


Pigina 3

junio 26, 1964


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Certificados por Actuaci6n Sobre-
saliente y cheques por $200 cada
uno, fueron entregados por el Gober-
nador Robert J. Fleming, Jr., el 16
y 25 de junio a 77 empleados del
Canal de PanamA en ambos lados del
Istmo, cuyo trabajo ha sido calificado
de sobresaliente durante el period
de clasificaci6n official desde el 19 de
abril de 1963 hasta el 31 de marzo
de 1964.
Otros 39 empleados de la organi-
zaci6n del Canal recibieron Certifi-
cados de Servicio Superior y cheques
por $150 cada uno por haber logrado
actuaci6n superior.
Los premios en efectivo distribui-
dos durante las dos iltimas semanas
ascendieron a $21,250, como parte
del Programa de Premios por Incen-
tiva. :Casi ]a mitad fue entregada a
empleados panamefios.
El trabajo realizado por los em-
pleados ganadores de premio repre-
sent6 muchos oficios diferentes y
tipos de asignaci6n en toda la orga-
nizaci6n. Los ganadores fueron desde
jefes de unidades hasta fregadores de
plates y desde medicos y enfermeras
hasta secretaries e ingenieros.
Cincuenta y dos de los premios
sobresalientes y veintitres de los pre-
mios superiores fueron entregados el
16 de junio en una ceremonia lle-
vada a cabo en el Centro de Ser-
vicios Comunales de Diablo Heights.
Veinticinco premios sobresalientes y
dieciseis superiores fueron para em-
pleados del sector Atlantico en una
ceremonia llevada a cabo el 24 de
junio en el Centro de Servicios Co-
munales de Margarita.
Los que recibieron los premios por
Actuaci6n Sobresaliente, por direct,
ciones, fueron:
Division de Navegaci6n: Eleazar
Lowe, Emley M. Henter, Earle John-
son, Patricio Blackman, Herbert
Driscoll, Richard C. Sargeant, Clay.
ton Blake, Hermanus A. Kleefkens,
F. P. Washabaugh, Ruth P. Huldt.
quist, Albert A. Grant, J. P. Ambur-
gey. Division de Esclusas: Donald

J. Grim, George M. Lowe, William
J. McLaughlin, D. H. Dare, J. Mora.
les, Vernon B. Smikle, Walter D.
Johnson. Divsi6n Industrial: Roy
Armistead, Anastasio Sogandares.
Division de Electricidad: Constant
W. Chase, William H. Edmondson,
Richard R. Potter. Division de Inge-
nieria y Construcci6n: Faye Minton.
Divisi6n de Construcci6n: Leslie O.
Anderson. Divisi6n de Ingenieria:
R. D. Donaldson, Allen K. Miller,
Luther Buchanas, Levy Evelyn. Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento: Phra A.
Betty M. Rathgeber, Mazie C.
William F. O'Sullivan, Will R.
Defense Civil: Dorothy W. Cotton.
Division de Escuelas: Dorothy B.
Moody, Alice Leftridge, Luke Pa-
lumbo, Edwin Roach. Biblioteca-
Museo: Marguerite G. Arens, Beverly
C. Williams. Division de Correos:
Arthur L. Endicott. Divisi6n de
Aduanas: Charles E. Stepp.
Division de Abastos: J. U. Robin-
son, Perfecto GonzAlez. Servicios Co-
munales: Charles Russell, Judley G.
Hospital de Corozal: Esteban G.
Bruce, Mable C. Haynes, Vernon
Edwards, Kathleen Nelson, Pauline
L. Todd, Joseph P. Thomas, Joy Tux-
ford. Hospital de Coco Solo: Frank
E. Riefkohl, Nicholas Bishop, Jean-
nette Chassaignac, Robert B. Price.
Hospital Gorgas: Dorothy L. Had-
state, Agnes E. Hannigan. Medicine
Preventiva y Cuarentena: Mary V.
Graham, Ellen M. Robertson.

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Clayton Blake, a la izquierda, empleado de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n de
la Direcci6n de Marina del Canal de PanamA, recibe de manos del Gober-
nador Robert J. Fleming, Jr., su certificado y cheque por $200 por su
actuaci6n sobresaliente en el desempeiio de sus funciones.


Chleno Viajo

Rumbo al Norte
El barco-escuela chileno Esme-
ralda pas6, recientemente, por el
Canal de Panama procedente de
Chile y rumbo a las Antillas,
Nueva York y Quebec. El barco-
escuela estA haciendo su travesia
annual con 292 cadets y oficiales
navales a bordo.
La Esmeralda (vea fotografia
en la secci6n inglesa) es una goleta
construida en Espaiia en 1952 y
vendida a Chile en 1954 como
barco-escuela. Es uno de los pocos
buques de vela que se usan toda-
via para adiesramiento y ha reali-
zado ya varias visits por aguas
del Canal.

Hace un Afio
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
La Sra. Ruby Miriam Bissett,
maestra de espaiiol en la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa, parti6 duran-
te various meses para estudiar en la
Universidad de Valladolid en Burgos,
Espafia. Estudi6 bajo los auspicios
del Programa de Intercambio Inter-
nacional como becaria de la Ful-
Frank AzcArraga, miembro del
Servicio de Guias de la Zona del
Canal, recibi6 una carta de 5 de los
16 astronAutas de los Estados Unidos
que habian visitado el Canal. Los
astronAutas-John H. Glenn, Jr.,
James A. Lovell, Elliott See, Jr.,
Scott Carpenter y John Young-agra-
decieron a Azcarraga por la "impre-
sionante gira" en las Esclusas de

Oficina Central de Empleo: Ray-
mond A. LeTourneau.
Contaduria: Ethel Askew, William
H. De Vore, Gilberto Young.
Division de Transporte a Motor:
Tracy Hook, Enrique I. Marshall,
Chester J. F. Rhoden, Severino Her-
nindez, John M. Henry. Division de
Terminales: Louie H. McNish, Albert
Williams, Edwin C. Josephs, Luis
Diaz. Division de Ferrocarril: Ethel
J. Bensen.
Los que recibieron premios y cer-
Los que recibieron premios y
certificados por Servicio Superior
Division de Esclusas: Melvin O.
Husband, Glenn Lasher, Edgar R.
Lawrence, Lawrence Barca, J. Bel-
cher, C. Austin, George E. Love,
Andr6s P6rez, F. Karpinski, Dathan
Martin, Glanville L. Wilson, Richard
W. Abell, G6nova J. Gibbs, E. Stie-
britz, Carlos Master, R. H. Bailey,
V. Delrozario, Walter M. Hartman,
W. L. McQueen, C. R. Boughner,
Paul W. Bramlett, R. J. Blair, Charles
A Parks, Enrique Garcia, Leslie C.
Mclintosh, Robert E. Budreau. Di-
visi6n de Navegaci6n: George L.
Holder, Hedwig Chivez, Bernardo
E. Howard. Capitania del Puerto,
Crist6bal: CapitAn E. B. Rainier,
CapitAn Andrew Stohrer.
Contaduria: Helen M. Cicero,
Louis A. Fong.
Division de Escuelas: O'Brian
Division de Abastos: Cecil D.
Hospital de Coco Solo: Helen F.
Hoverson, S. S. Smith. Hospital
Gorgas: Helen Barr, Delta Sampsell.

Horario Para

La biblioteca central de la Zona
del Canal, situada en el Edificio
de Asuntos Civiles, permanecerd
abierta de 9:30 de la maiiana a
8 de la noche el viernes 3 de julio.
Las de Crist6bal, Paraiso y Rain-
bow City abrirdn ese dia inica-
mente de 9 de la maiana al
Este horario ha sido acordado
a fin de que las bibliotecas que
usualmente abren tanto los dias
viernes cuanto los sdbados, no
permanezcan cerradas por 2 dias
consecutivos ahora que se acumu-
lan tres feriados seguidos.
Las bibliotecas que usualmente
abren los sdbados abrirdn el vier-
nes 3 y cerrardn el sdbado 4 de
julio. Todas las demds, inclusive
las circulantcs, observardn los 3
dias feriados y ninguna abrird el
sdbado 4 de julio.

Placa del Panami
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
nombre de los funcionarios de la
American President Lines, al Capitin
P. W. Wiliams, del barco Presidente
Johnson, el barco en el cual la placa
hizo el viaje desde California a la
La placa es similar a la que fue
colocada primero en el barco Panamd
en 1939, el afio en que fue cons-
truido. Cuando el barco fue re-
construido al final de la II Guerra
Mundial, la placa original fue reem-
plazada por la placa que ahora se
exhibe en la Biblioteca-Museo de la
Zona del Canal.
El antiguo barco Panamd ha sido
vendido a la Hawaiian Monarch Line
y navegarA bajo el nombre de Liliuo-

Albert A. Grant, a la izquierda, de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n, fue uno de
los empleados de la Direcci6n de Marina que recibi6 de manos del Gober-
nador de la Zona del Canal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr., un certificado y cheque
por $200 por actuaci6n sobresaliente en la organizaci6n del Canal de

Tres Intrepidos Viajan



Tres j6venes partieron una mariana
del mes de junior desde Lubbock,
Tejas en un pequeiio cami6n 1958,
equipados con muchos pollos fritos
para el almuerzo del dia, un tanque
Ileno de gas, buena provision de con-
servas y agua, e iniciaron su aven-
tura en la carretera hacia la Zona
del Canal.
John Arthur Finlason, de 20 afios,
su hermano Frank Allen Finlason, de
19, y su primo, Ernest Terry, de 16,
dirigieron el camioncito hacia Curun-
d6 Heights, donde resident los padres
de John y Frank, los esposos John
Finlanson. Los j6venes Finlason
estAn estudiando ingenieria petrolera
en la Escuela de Minas de Colorado,
en Golden, Colorado. Ernest asiste
a la escuela secundaria en Lubbock.
Los muchachos se prepararon du-
rante cuatro meses antes de partir. La
jornada de 4,000 millas se inici6 en
Colorado, donde los muchachos
dotaron al camioncito con equipo
campestre. Llevaron talegos para
dormir a la intemperie, un colch6n,
palas, cuchillas y otras cosas ademis
de los alimentos en conserve y agua.
Los tres son mecAnicos experts,
pero no tuvieron ninguna dificultad
con el autom6vil en su viaje de 6 dias
desde Lubbock hasta la Zona del
Canal. Pasaron por cinco paises cen-
troamericanos, de frontera a frontera,
en 24 horas.
Los j6venes acampaban de noche
y cocinaban sus alimentos. Y esto no
constituy6 problema para ellos, ya
que son experts exploradores. No
perdieron tiempo alguno desviAndose

del camino, pero se detuvieron para
ver el volcAn Iraz6 en Costa Rica.
Consideran que el viaje fue inte-
resante y quedaron impresionados
por la hospitalidad y amabilidad de
la gente en todos los paises. Dijeron
que la gente goz6 oy6ndolos hablar
en espaiiol. Por supuesto que esto
contribuy6 a que el viaje de 4,000
millas se desarrollara sin problems.
"Nos divertimos mucho" dijeron'
los j6venes, "no tuvimos ning6n pro-
blema. Todavia teniamos agua de
Lubbock cuando Ilegamos."
John Finlason, padre, es un em-
pleado civil del Ej6rcito. La Sra.
Finlason esta empleada en la Oficina
de Contratos e Inspecciones del
Canal de PanamA. Los Terry fueron
residents en la Zona del Canal.
Ernest Terry, padre, se gradu6 en la
Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal y
trabaj6 para la Divisi6n de Construc-
ci6n del Canal de PanamA despu6s
de la II Guerra Mundial. Tambi6n
fue empleado en la Contraloria. Los
Terry partieron de la Zona del Canal
en 1951 rumbo a Lubbock, donde
resident. La Sra. Terry y la Sra.
Finlason son hermanas.

Junio 14-20, 1964

Esclusas de Miraflores ___- _
Esclusas de Gatin --__-__m
Las Cruces (5 viajes) ____-
Reina Manuelita (3 viajes)
Barcos de pasajeros (2)..__
Gran Total _____---




El Coronel Edward B. Jennings,
(vea fotografia en la secci6n inglesa)
quien estuvo muy active con la orga-
nizaci6n del Canal entire 1954 y
1957, ha sido nombrado primer inge-
niero consejero del Ej6rcito de la
Repiblica de Corea.
El Coronel Jennings saldrA para
su nuevo cargo este mes, despu6s de
terminar sus deberes en Nueva Or-
leans como ingeniero del distrito del
Distrito de Ingenieria del Ej6rcito
de los EE. UU.
Antes de su partida se le entreg6
la Medalla Meritoria del EjBrcito de
los Estados Unidos. La citaci6n que
acompafi6 a la medalla decia en
part que el Coronel Jennings "Se
distingui6 por su conduct excep-
cionlamente meritoria en el desem-
pefio de servicio sobresaliente du-
rante el period del 22 de septiem-
bre de 1961 hasta el 30 de junior
de 1964."

El Coronel Jennings vino a la Zona
del Canal en 1954 procedente de
Nashville, Tenn., para servir como
Ingeniero de Proyecto en el proyecto
del Cerro del Contratista. Cuando
termin6 este trabajo en 1955, fue
trasladado al Proyecto de Conversi6n
de Energia El1ctrica donde sirvi6
hasta su partida en 1957, con excep-
ci6n de un breve period cuando fue
destacado para encabezar a los Fun-
cionarios Encargados de Avaluaci6n
e Inventario de Planta, que para en-
tonces estaban encargados de tomar
un inventario fisico y avaluaci6n de
la propiedad, plant y equipo del
Gobierno de la Zona del Canal y de
la antigua Compafiia del Ferrocarril
de PanamA.
Despuds de partir del Istmo en
julio de 1957, el Coronel Jennings
fue asignado al Colegio de Estado
Mayor de las Fuerzas Armadas en
Norflok, Virginia.


Pagina 4


junio 26, 1964

Junio 26, 1964




En 30 Meses $10 Millones mds

En Salaries Basados en el Area

La tercera y 6ltima fase en los
cambios de las tasas de salaries en
la Zona del Canal (Normas de Ajuste
de Salaries de la Zona del Canal),
que comenz6 hace 27 meses, entrarA
en vigor el 5 de julio en todas las
agencies del Gobierno de los Estados
Unidos er la Zona del Canal. Los
principles objetivos de la nueva
norma fueron:
1. Aumento en el salario minimo
de 55 centavos a 80 centavos por
2. Una series de aumentos de sala-
rios administrativos para los grades
de nivel superior en posiciones de
sueldo por hora en la Zona del Canal
cuando los fondos estuvieran dispo-
nibles durante el period de 1962 a
1964, designados para reducir la dis-
paridad entire las tasas de salaries
basados en el Area y las tasas basadas
en los salaries de EE. UU.
3. Proporcionar los medios de
mayor reconocimiento a las capaci-
dades y para proporcionar mAs in-
centivo a los empleados que buscan
ascensos a las posiciones mejor
4. Facilitar futures ajustes en las
escalas de salario de la Zona del
Canal cada vez que las escalas de
salario de los Estados Unidos sean
ajustadas, luego de completarse en
el curso de este afio la tercera fase
de las Normas de Ajuste de Salarios
de la Zona del Canal.

La primera fase del plan comenz6
en enero de 1962, cuando el salario
minimo aument6 de 55 centavos por
hora a 60 centavos por hora, conti-
nuado en abril de 1962, cuando
aproximadamente 9,500 empleados
del Canal recibieron aumentos desde
3 a 29 por ciento. Como resultado de
esta primera fase, aproximadamente
$2,582,000 mis fueron pagados a los
empleados a sueldo por hora en la
Zona del Canal.

La segunda fase de la nueva norma
entr6 en vigor el 7 de julio de 1963.
En esta ocasi6n entr6 en vigor un
nuevo salario minimo de 70 centavos

por hora y los aumentos correspon-
dientes a todos los grades de las esca-
las de salario de la Zona del Canal.
Un aumento adicional de
$3,718,000 les fue pagado a los
empleados como resultado de esta
segunda fase. Esta cifra represent
un promedio de aumento de casi
$400 por empleado a que le atafia.
Es important notar que s61o unos
930 de los casi 9,500 empleados del
Canal a quien atailia estaban perci-
biendo menos de ochenta centavos
por hora despu6s del 7 de julio
de 1963.

La tercera y ultima fase de las
nuevas normas aumentarA el salario
minimo a ochenta centavos a todos
los empleados y resultarA en un
aumento total de aproximadamente
$10 millones en las tres fases, o sea,
un aumento de casi 50% en el sueldo
global de los empleados que deven-
gan salaries a base de las tasas de la
Zona del Canal.
Todas estas cifras estin muy bien,
pero, dqu6 significa todo esto para el
empleado corriente? 8Qu6 provecho,
en realidad, saca 61 de todo 6sto?
Significa, naturalmente que el sala-
rio minimo para cada nivel, ya sea
Manual o No Manual, ha aumentado.
Tambi6n significa, ademAs, que las
diferencias de sueldos entire los nive-
les mAs altos de salario en las tasas
de la Zona del Canal y los niveles
mas bajos de salaries en las tasas
estadounidenses no son tan grandes
como antes. Por ejemplo, usando las
grificas tituladas "aumentos en las
Tasas de la Categoria Manual," la
diferencia entire un grado M-10 y un
grado M-11 antes de que ocurrieran
los aumentos era de casi $1.40 por
hora. Como resultado de los aumen-
tos, la diferencia ha sido recortada
por casi dos tercios de esa cifra. El
punto principal, sin embargo, esta
subrayado por el hecho que los
$10 millones representan un aumento
promedio de mas de $1,000 por cada
empleado a traves del period de 3
ailos; reflejado en un nuevo salario
promedio de $1.28 por hora o sea,
$2,660 anuales para empleados cuyo
sueldos se basan en las tasas de
sueldo de la Zona del Canal.


Los aumentos de salario han inten- 2.25
tado redondear las curvas de las tasas
de salario. Los altos indices de
aumentos notables en las curvas del 2
31 de marzo de 1961 han sido con-
siderablemente redondeadas en las 1.95
curvas de salaries del 7 de julio
de 1964. 1.80

Existen algunas otras categories de
salaries que tambi6n se han benefi-
ciado durante los l6timos tres aiios.

En enero de 1959 la Categoria de
Servicio se estableci6 como un plan
de salaries transitorio para abarcar
las posiciones de vendedores, traba-
jadores en el servicio de comidas,
empleados de la imprenta y plant
de reproducci6n y los del cuerpo de
bombers. Esta categoria se aboli6
en enero del present afio.

Desde el aiio de 1960, sin em-
bargo, los empleados que inicial-
mente abarcaba el plan se empeza-
ron a convertir de manera gradual a
otras categories. Por ejemplo, los
vendedores fueron convertidos a ni-
veles en la categoria No Manual;
muchos de los empleados en el ser-
vicio de comidas, tales como coci-
neros y panaderos, fueron converti-
dos al nivel Manual, al igual que
empleados de la plant de reproduc-
ci6n e imprenta que tambien pasaron
al nivel Manual. Personal del Cuerpo
de Bomberos qued6 convertido al
nivel Manual, al igual que empleados
de la plant de reproducci6n e im-
prenta que tambien pasaron al nivel
Manual. Personal del Cuerpo de
Bomberos qued6 convertido al Grupo
de los Bomberos en la Categoria
En estas conversiones los emplea-
dos generalmente recibieron aumen-
tos de sueldo mediante la reclasifi-
caci6n de los grades al igual que los
aumentos en los sueldos bAsicos en la
Categoria de Servicio antes de la
conversion y en la categoria a la cual
quedaron convertidos. Por ejemplo,
los aumentos en las tasas de salario
de los empleados de imprenta en el
grado de la Categoria de Servicio

M-I M-2 M-3 M-4 M-5 M-6 M-7 M-8 M-9 M-10 M-ll




f .3

1.0 [SI


- $0.73.

M- M-2 M-3 M-4 M-5 M-6 M-7 M-8 M-9 M-10 M-ll
La curva de cuatro lines muestra el salario bAsico para el segundo escal6n
de los grades M-1 al M-11 el 31 de marzo de 1962, tal como fue aumen-
tado el 10 de abril de 1962, 7 de julio de 1963 y como esti fijado para-el
5 de julio de 1964, en conformidad con las tres fases de la Norma de Ajuste
de Salaries de la Zona del Canal.

S-5 y S-6 variaba de 38.5 por ciento
para los prensistas de pruebas y 99
por ciento para los operarios de pren-
sas "off-set" pequefias hasta 161 por
ciento para los operarios de mAqui-
na fundidora de monotipo. Los ope-
rarios de mAquinas fundidoras de
monotipo, al ser convertidos a la cate-
goria Manual, se les subi6 el grado

;2.20- NM-I


' ) .'- : ".' *
. .;-:*,' \' .
f ,, :,; ._







al nivel de salario M-11, el cual se
remunera a base de las tasas de
sueldo de los EE. UU.
Los bombers, los hltimos en ser
convertidos en la antigua categoria
de Servicio, en enero del present


S1.97; _




5o b

---" --- 57.-41
0.70~" .0.7 $0.73
0 0. 70 -
0.60 -

Uno de los mayores aumentos en el salario de acuerdo La Norma de Ajuste de Salarios de la Zona del Canal
con la nueva norma de salaries fue recibido por los em- ha beneficiado al estibador Felix M. Valoys, y a quienes NMWI NM-2 NM-3 NM-4
pleados del mismo nivel de pago que Norbert H. Mar- tienen igual escalaf6n (M-7), con sustanciales aumentos
quis, un Carpintero M-10 en la Divisi6n de Manteni- salariales. Dentro del period de 2 afios que va de marzo La curva de cuatro lines sefiala los niveles bAsicos de salario para el cuarto
miento en Balboa. El salario para los M-10 ha aumen- de 1962, a julio de 1964, el aumento llega a 62.4 por escal6n en los grades NM-1 al NM-4 el 31 de marzo de 1962, tal como fue
tado casi al 100 por ciento desde marzo de 1962. ciento, si se consider el incremento concedido a los aumentado el 19 de abril de 1962, el 7 de julio de 1963 y como esta fijado
estibadores como consecuencia de nuevos niveles para para el 5 de julio de 1964, en conformidad con las tres fases de la Norma
esa ocupaci6n. de Ajuste de Salarios de la Zona del Canal.

Pagina 5

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Junio 26, 1964


afio, fueron los primeros a quienes
se les estimara sus futures aumentos
de sueldo a la par de los aumentos
en su categoria de sueldos que se
ajustan conjuntamente con los au-
mentos de sus posiciones similares
en los EE. UU. Los bombers y los
operarios/conductores de vehiculos
recibirAn su pr6ximo ajuste de sala-
rio cuando sea que los sueldos de
los agents del Cuerpo de Bomberos

sean ajustados como consecuencia de
las leyes sobre salaries para emplea-
dos en posiciones similares en el Dis-
trito de Columbia, EE. UU., en vez
de cualquier otro ajuste en cualquier
otra tasa de salario. Estos futures
aumentos serAn equivalentes, en pro-
medio de porcentaje, a aquellos otor-
gados a empleados clasificados como
Bombero Raso de 1a Categoria en
el Distrito de Columbia, EE. UU.

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Cuando Maria M. Lewis, encargada
de los anaqueles en el Almac6n de
Balboa, reciba su tercer aumento de
salario el mes entrante, su salario
annual habri aumentado en un 51.5
por ciento entire marzo de 1962 y
julio de 1964. Clasificada con esca-
laf6n M-5, result beneficiada cuan-
do se le cambi6 de la categoria de
Servicios a la Manual, asi como con
los aumentos salariales escalonados
fijados por la Norma de Ajuste de
Salaries de la Zona del Canal, cuya
tercera y final fase entra regir el
5 de julio entrante.



Oscar W. Layne, ex campe6n olim-
pico de ciclismo durante los Juegos
Centroamericanos y del Caribe cele-
brados en Panami en 1938, quien
conduce un Tractor-Remolque y
tiene el grado M-9, recibi6 un au-
mento de salario de 87.7 por ciento.

q -U-

(EntrarA a regir el 5 de julio de 1964)
Posiciones No Catalogadas de Seguridad
Salario por Salario por
hora horao*
(No estado- (Estado-
Escalafdn y escaldn unidenses) unidenses)
M-l: 1 -__________________________ $0.80 $1.00
2 __________________________-__ 0.83 1.04
3 ._____________-_____ 0.86 1.08
M-2: 1 _____________________________ 0.84 1.05
2 _________________________ 0.87 1.09
3 _______________________ 0.90 1.13
M-3: 1___________________ 0.87 1.09
2_____________________________- 0.91 1.14
3__________________ 0.95 1.19
M-4: 1___-_________________ 0.91 1.14
2__________________ 0.95 1.19
3 ______________________ 0.99 1.24
M-5: 1 ___________________ 0.96 1.20
2 _____________________ 1.00 1.25
3------------------------------ 1.04 1.30
M-6: 1__________________ 1.08 1.35
2__--______________ 1.13 1.41
3------------------------------ 1.18 1.48
M-7: 1------------------------------- 1.28 1.60
2_________________ 1.33 1.68
3______ ________ 1.38 1.75
M-8: 1------------------------------ 1.52 1.98
2------------------------------ 1.58 2.05
3________ _______ 1.64 2.14
M-9: 1------------------------------ 1.83 2.44
2______________________________ 1.91 2.55
3------------------------------- 1.99 2.69
M-10: 1____ _________________ 2.23 3.05
2__________________ 2.32 3.18
3_____----------------------____ 2.41 3.31
*Conforme a la 39 fase de la Norma de Ajuste de Salarios de la Zona del Canal.
0*Salario bAsico mas diferencia tropical y de impuestos.

Los lnicos maestros que actual-
mente son remunerados a base de
las tasas de sueldo de la Zona del
Canal son los 49 que todavia quedan
en el Grupo de las Escuelas Latino-
americanas Especiales. Son 6stos los
maestros que todavia no ban com-
pletado los requisitos educacionales
minimos establecidos para empleos
remunerados con referencia a los
sueldos por ejemplo similar en el
Distrito de Columbia. Anualmente,
no obstante, estos maestros progre-
san hacia el lcgro de las pautas mini-
mas tomando cursos que ascienden
a un total de 12 cr6ditos semestrales
por afio.
Antes de 1961, todos los maestros
de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas
eran remunerados a base de las tasas
de salario de la Zona del Canal. En
1961, aquellos que poseian grades de
Bachillerato y Doctorado que satisfa-
cian los requisitos fueron convertidos
a las escalas de salaries a base de
las tasas de salario de los EE. UU.
Los 79 maestros de las Escuelas Lati-
noamericanas que han llenado tales
requisites estAn incluidos ahora, a la
par de los maestros de las Escuelas
Estadounidenses en la Zona del
Canal, en el Grupo de Educaci6n, y
sus salaries se relacionan a los de
posiciones similares en el Distrito de
Columbia. Se convierten aproxima-
damente unos 10 a 12 maestros cada
afio de las escalas de salaries basa-
das en tasas de la Zona del Canal
a las escalas de salaries a base de las
tasas de salario de los EE. UU.,
seg6n 6stos van satisfaciendo los
Los aumentos recibidos por aque-
llos maestros remunerados a base de
las tasas de salario de la Zona del
Canal se aproximan a aquellos de
los empleados en el nivel NM-3 de
la Categoria No Manual. Los futures


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aumentos de salario para los maes-
tros en el Grupo de las Escuelas
Latinoamericanas Especiales se ha-
rAn conjuntamente con aquellos de
la Categoria No Manual y corres-
ponderAn al porcentaje otorgado a
los empleados en el nivel NM-3.

Los aumentos en la actualidad
estan muy bien, pero los empleados
se preguntarAn lo que les traerA el
future. Entonces, (qu6 pueden espe-
rar los empleados del Canal despu6s
del aumento ya pr6ximo?
Las revisiones anuales de los sala-
rios en los niveles de la Categoria
Manual del 1 al 10 se harAn de
acuerdo con los que se hagan para
las posiciones cuyas tasas estdn ba-
sadas en tarifas para empleo simi-
lares en los nueve astilleros navales
de los Estados Unidos (niveles de
pago similares). Las tasas de salario
para un M-1 hasta un M-10 (posi-
ciones no catalogadas de seguridad)
recibirAn un ajuste de un porcentaje
equivalent al porcentaje de aumento
para los niveles de salario M-11 hasta
el M-16.
Las tasas de salario para los em-
pleados no manuales serAn revisadas
y ajustadas siempre que sean ajus-
tadas las tasas de salario para posi-

clones que estan basadas en la escala
del Servicio General de la Ley de
Clasificaci6n. El aumento serA igual
al porcentaje de aumento otorga-
do a posiciones comparable que
son compensadas administrativamen-
te con relaci6n a las tasas de la Ley
de Clasificaci6n. De acuerdo con las
normas estipuladas por el Congreso
en la Ley de Reforma del Salario
Federal de 1962, puede esperarse
que estas revisiones y ajustes se
efectden anualmente.
Los empleados de la Categoria
Manual deberAn recibir un pro-
medio de aproximadamente 3 por
ciento annual de aumento en sus esca-
las y los empleados de la Categoria
No Manual un promedio de aproxi-
madamente 5 por ciento de aumento,
basAndose en la experiencia de los
l1timos afios en los Estados Unidos.
Los aumentos para los empleados
de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas Es-
peciales estAn sujetos a los aumentos
de la Categoria No Manual.
Los aumentos en el program de
aprendices se hacen anualmente con-
juntamente con los aumentos de la
Categoria Manual.
La meior seguridad, sin embargo,
para recibir aumentos en el future,
es trabajar para ascender a posiciones
mejor pagadas.

(EntrarA a regir el 5 de julio de 1964)

Posiciones No

Grado y escaldn
NM-1: 1 ___________
2 _______ _____
3 ________
4 _______
6 4 ....---
7 -__--- ______--
9 -
10 _______
NM-2: 1 ___ ___
2 -_____________

S ----_____________
4 - - - - - - -
5 - - - - - -
6 -- --- --
7 - --- -
8- -
9 -_______


3 --
4 -
5 - --
6 -
71 - -
8 - -
9 - -
1 0 - - - - -

Catalogadas de
Tasas bdsicas
de salario
(No estado-
Anual Por hora



Tasas bdsicas
de salariooo
( Estado-
Anual Por hora

* Bajo la tercera fase de la Norma de Ajuste de Salarios de la Zona del Canal.
o*Salario basico mis diferencia tropical y de impuestos.

Pagina 6

Samuel H. Edwards (NM-1), mensajero en el Edificio de
Administraci6n, al igual de quienes ostentan el mismo
grado en el escalaf6n, se benefici6 con un aumento de
51.7 por ciento en su salario por hora. Esto incluye un
aumento de un escalaf6n autorizado para todos los em-
pleados de las agencies de la Zona del Canal en los
0 grades del NM-1 al NM-3.
Elliot L. Morris, que es Aseador en Balboa, tambi6n
recibi6 un considerable aumento de salario. Con el grado
M-l, el salario por hora de Morris ha sido aumentado en
45.0 por ciento desde enero de 1962, como resultado de
la nueva norma de salario, basada en aumentos en el
salario minimo.



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