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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: October 2, 1964
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
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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: VID00478
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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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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Git of the Panama CanalMuseum

Vol. III, No. 15 50 Years of Sercice . To World Commerce Friday, October 2, 1964

Moving Experience:

Manatees Placed

In Chagres Lagoon

It was manatee moving time in
the Canal Zone last week.
Two big male manatees, who have
been living in the lily pond at Sum-
mit Garden were moved to the man-
atee lagoon on Chagres River. The
move was carried out by employees
of the Division of Sanitation under
the direction of Dick Williams and
Paul Brooks, Southern Sanitation
Area inspectors.
The "sea bulls" weighing 700 and
430 pounds were transported in spe-
cial boxes by two trucks to the Cha-
gres and were lifted by crane to a
barge which took them to the lagoon.
The move was witnessed by a group
of the Canal's top officials including
Governor Fleming and Lieutenant
Governor Parker.
The two new boys brought the
manatee population of the Canal
Zone up to seven, all acquired since
March this year. Right now they
are the only ones under control
-meaning it is reasonably certain
they are where they should be-in
the sheltered waters of the manatee
lagoon chomping their 100 pounds
or more of aquatic grass a day.
Four others are cruising in Gatun
Lake and one has been reported in
Miraflores Lake. They escaped from
the manatee lagoon several weeks
ago when the fence cable parted.
First reports that the Canal's man-
atees were on the "lam" came from
Pedro Miguel, when a locks em-
ployee reported one manatee transit-
ing south in the wake of a super
tanker. He was positive he saw the
mammal because it came up for air
at least three times before the lock
gates opened into Miraflores Lake.
It was a fearsome sight, he said.
Another manatee took 10 years off
the life of a water skier when it ap-
peared directly in front of him in
Gatun Lake near Gorgona. The
sportsman, thinking he was on a col-
lision course with a log, reported
shakily that the sea cow or bull dis-
appeared only seconds before contact.
With the exception of the 150-
pound youngster brought to the Ca-
nal Zone in March from Peru, all
the underwater lownmowers now
working and living in Canal waters

came from the Changuinola area of
Panama. The last two were kept
in the Summit Garden lily pond
while repairs were completed on the
Chagres River lagoon fence.
The idea of bringing manatees to
the Canal for observation and study
was suggested by J. P. Smith, form-
er Assistant to the Health Director,
who had noted they were used in
Florida and British Guiana to con-
trol the growth of aquatic grass, a
major Canal maintenance problem.
The Health Bureau is mainly inter-
ested in mosquito control, since one
variety of the local pest mosquitoes
develops on the aerated roots of
various aquatic plants.

Judge Garcia

Starts New

4-Year Term
Judge Charles A. Garcia, reap-
pointed Magistrate of the Cristobal
Court for a 4-year term, was pre-
sented his certificate of reappoint-
ment by Canal Zone Governor Fle-
ming, in a ceremony in the Gov-
ernor's office in the Administration
His appointment as Magistrate of
the Cristobal Court was made 4 yours
ago by Governor W. A. Carter.
Judge Garcia succeeded Judge Lo-
ren B. Hillsinger.
An employee of the Canal orga-
nization since 1941, Judge Garcia
was Placement Officer in the Em-
ployment and Utilization Division of
the Personnel Bureau prior to his
appointment as Magistrate. He was
born in Cartagena, Colombia, and
is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He is
a graduate of Fordham University
Law School, and is a member and
past president of the Canal Zone
He was employed by the Panama
Canal in 1941 as a clerk in the form-
er real estate section of the Panama
Railroad and was transferred to the
Personnel Bureau the following year
as a labor inspector. He held vari-
ous positions with the Personnel Bu-
reau and was with the Employment
and Utilization Division for 20 years.

A Canal Zone Government certificate of reappointment is presented by
Governor Fleming, to Magistrate Charles A. Garcia of the Cristobal Court
for a 4-year term.

Robert W. Sommers, a signalman with the Panama Ca- A 15-mile view in all directions is open to the Panama
nal since 1960, uses the 24-inch Flamenco Station search- Canal signalman shown in the Flamenco Island Radio
light to acknowledge an identification signal from a ship and Signal Station built 300 feet above the entrance of
about to transit the Canal. Sommers was the author of Balboa Harbor.
the employee suggestion that a ship-to-shore radio be
installed at the station.

Signal Station Eyes, Ears of Canal

When the Sea Lion, one of the
tugs towing the old USS Alabama
from the west coast to Mobile, sank
off Punta Mala, Panama, the first to
hear the news at the Canal was the
signalman on duty at the Panama Ca-
nal Flamenco Radio and Signal Sta-
tion. He passed the word on to the
Balboa Port Captain.
When a departing cargo ship broke
down 25 miles south of Taboga, a
call for help was received by Fla-
menco. The message was relayed
to the proper authorities.
Not long ago a fishing boat from
the Balboa Yacht Club got help
through Flamenco when it ran out
of fuel near Taboguilla.
These are some of the more dra-

Farfan Beach


Up for Bids
The Farfan Clubhouse and Beach
Recreation Area located on the West
Bank of the Canal off Balboa will
be placed in operation soon as a li-
censed concession, according to plans
announced by the Supply and Com-
munity Service Bureau.
Bids for the operation of the Farfan
Beach Recreation Area and Club-
house are being solicited by the Pan-
ama Canal and will be opened at
10 a.m. October 16 in the office of
the Supply and Community Service
Director at Balboa Heights.
Terms of the license will permit
the successful bidder to occupy the
clubhouse at the beach for the sale
of food and other refreshments to
persons using the beach and its sur-
roundings. All food supplies and
materials and items for resale must
be procured from approved sources
in the Republic of Panama. No al-
coholic beverages will be sold.
The successful bidder also will be
required to maintain the beach rec-
reation area and install sanitary and
shower facilities for those using the
swimming beach. A qualified life-
guard also will be on duty during the
hours of operation.

matic duties of the signalmen who
man the eagle's nest perched 300
feet above the Balboa Harbor en-
trance on an around-the-clock basis.
Mission: Identify
The regular job of the five men
assigned to the signal station with
the spectacular view is likely .to be
more commonplace. It is to identify
ships that enter Balboa harbor. This
has always been done by signal
blinker and still is. But since July 1
this year, two-way ship to shore ra-
dio equipment installed in the signal
hut gives the men on duty voice con-
tact with nearly every ship within
a 100-mile radius.
The radio, installed by the Pan-
ama Canal as the result of an em-
ployee suggestion made by Signal-
man Robert Summers, has made the
Flamenco Signal Station the ears as
well as the eyes of the Panama Ca-
nal's Pacific entrance. In fact, it is
the first voice contact a ship's master
is likely to have with the Canal as
he approaches Balboa.
The five signalmen working on
shifts during the 24-hour day are un-
der the supervision of Evert H.
Ohman, a Navigation Division em-
ployee since 1953. Like his men,
he is an expert Morse code operator.
All must be able to transmit seven
five-letter words a minute as a min-
imum requirement to get the job.
Most-of them do much better.
The signal searchlight is visible
in all weather for a distance of 10
to 15 miles. The light is a must.
Even if the signalmen at Flamenco
have been in contact with a ship by
radio, they are required to make fi-
nal identification by light of each
vessel, large or small, that comes
into Balboa Harbor.
Rush Hours, Too
As on all jobs, the Flamenco sig-
nalmen have their rush hours. These
usually occur in the early morning,
when ships are getting ready to start
transit, or late in the evening, when
they anchor in the outer anchorage
awaiting their turn to use the Canal.
At night the harbor takes on the
appearance of an illuminated float-
ing city, with signal lights flashing
back and forth from ship to ship
and from ship to signal station. Even
then, seldom does the signalman get
his signals mixed.

This happy state of affairs has not
always existed.
When the station on Flamenco Is-
land was established in 1914, and
for many years afterward, it was
manned on a voluntary basis by U.S.
Army personnel, many of whom
were unacquainted with shipping
and the various types of vessels.
Their duties consisted of informing
the Balboa Port Captain and the
Quarantine officers of the arrival of
ships. Sometimes, when the volun-
teers were busy with their regular
duties, ships arrived unannounced.
In 1924 a signal station separate
from the Army installation was erect-
ed. It was manned by Army per-
sonnel on regular signal duty. Dur-
ing World War II, the U.S. Navy
took over.
Panama Canal personnel have
operated the station since the war
and the present building was erected
in 1960.

26 Pay Period

Deductions UF

Appeal Feature
The Canal Zone United Fund
Drive which opened Monday has
gone forward rapidly in many areas.
Panama Canal people, military com-
ponent personnel, and employees of
other Government agencies are be-
ing asked to contribute a fair share
to the United Fund.
The Panama Canal's Marine Divi-
sion turned full attention on the
matter of United Fund giving and
results to date have justified the
special effort. Every Canal bureau
has a campaign going and keymen
are busy soliciting voluntary con-
It will be a few days before money
totals and participation percentages
for all the various groups participat-
ing will be available.
Meanwhile, attention has been di-
rected to the change in basic pro-
cedures for United Fund giving
within the Panama Canal Company.
This year the 26 pay period pay-
roll deduction is being featured. It
is expected that most employees will
find it more convenient to sign for
(Continued on p. 4)

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October 2, 1964




James Radcliffe worked hard all
his life as a day laborer. But he had
a good red faced wife and five sturdy
children who loved him so maybe he
had more than the financial record
books showed. He took the family to
the beach one day during his 54th
year of life and they never returned
as a family. He died in the lifeguard
booth of a heart attack. That was in
May 1961.
Virginia Forthe was a school
teacher in Indiana. Her pupils adored
her because of her gentle disposition
and sincere interest in them. In July
1961, while she was in her patio
surrounded by friends, she gripped
her side, crumpled, and fell. Next day
she was dead at age 60, just about
to retire. A heart attack.
Herbert Roberts managed a cloth-
ing store. One day in April 1961, he
looked out the window of his sub-
urban home near New York City and
remarked to his wife how well things
were going at the shop. The next
morning he never got out of bed.
Because he was dead. Killed in his
sleep by a heart attack. He was 45.
Bill Brodsky just never did amount
to anything; so the neighbors said.
Spent his life gambling away his
father's fortune. Never did an honest
day's work in his life! One day he
had to push his stalled car out of the
driveway and half an hour later he
was dead. A heart attack; but he
was 56.
Why these people, and not some
Will you be next?
Is it stress and strain? Overwork?
Sedentary habits? Raised blood
cholesterol? And if we can put our
finger on the cause of heart attacks
is there anything that we can do to
prevent the attack?
The final answer to each of these
questions and most of the other ones
we ask ourselves as we watch our
friends, voung and old, drop out due
to coronariess" are not at hand, but
some hints show up as a result of
modern research. Look at some of it.
Today coronariess" are a house-
hold topic of conversation so it is
well known that the arteries of the
heart narrow by the deposit of a
cholesterol-like substance within the
lining of the blood vessels. If they
become clogged, or the muscles of


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the blood vessel wall constrict the
already narrowed vessels, we could
have trouble. But usually we don't.
Autopsies done on babies as well
as soldiers killed in Korea show that
the arteries of the heart narrow and
shut off, even in babies, and no symp-
toms at all occur. The soldiers who
died of wounds in Korea were
usually normal men with no history
in their young lives of heart attacks
or anginal pain. Yet, they all showed
sclerosis of their heart blood vessels.
Nor is this the only fact that we
know, concerning clogged blood
vessels in the heart muscle.
Dr. Hellerstein, working at the
Cleveland Cardiac Work Evaluation
Clinic, discovered it is possible to
take a patient who has had a coronary
occlusion and who has demonstrably
poor circulation in his heart muscle
and train him, and his heart, to
produce collateral or auxiliary circu-
lation so he can get more and longer
work and wear from his heart and
thereby increase his own activities.
As recently as 15 years ago a phy-
sician who sent a cardiac patient
back to work after a heart attack
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Improved patient care and public relations were the main themes in the
first of a series of month conferences of the four directors of nursing in
the Canal Zone. Attending the initial meeting held at Gorgas Hospital
were, left to right: Mrs. Edna Karpinski, Coco Solo Hospital; Miss Marie
Weber, Palo Seco; Miss E. Madeleine Shaw, Director of Nursing Services,
Health Bureau, and Mrs. Katherine Nelson, Corozal. Additional objectives
are increased job satisfaction for nursing personnel, exchange of ideas,
educational seminars for nurses, and standardization of nursing policies and
procedures. Some aspects of the new Gorgas Hospital addition also were

percent of all men and women who
live through their heart attacks go
back to work.
Dr. Arthur M. Master, the man
who gave his name to the Master's
Test in which patients go through
controlled exercise while electro-
cardiogram, blood pressure, and
pulse are checked, has studied 2,600
patients with proved acute coronary
occlusion. Dr. Master points out first
of all that he speaks of one type of
heart attack, the worst in most
respects, where the heart muscle has
its blood shut off and is damaged
through and through. (There, also,
is the serious heart attack which is
called acute coronary insufficiency.
Here, too, the circulation to the heart
muscle is reduced, but the entire
heart wall is not damaged, only the
inner part of the wall. By and large,
insufficiency does not produce as
lethal effect as occlusion. But it can
kill. One of these two killers has a
relationship to exercise, the other
does not, as we shall see.)

desk jobs. Dr. Morris and his co-
workers in the British Isles recorded
the death rate from coronary occlu-
sion in coal heavers at 300 per
million, whereas the rate in hair-
dressers and secretaries was 900 per
million. Yet he calls to our attention
that men who engage in heavy work
must perforce be only the healthy
ones to begin with. But exercise in
moderation is generally accepted as
one basic method to forestall heart
Dr. Master correlated job with
attack and found the following:
Comparing the distribution of 1,377
cases of coronary occlusion by job
classification with the percent job
classification in the general public
he found:
Percent In
coronary general
patients public
Laborers and heavy
physical workers 40% 50%
Store, office and busi-
ness workers.-- 46% 39%
Professional (lawyers,
teachers, physi-
cians) ----- 14% 11%

This suggests that heavy workers
have less than their share and light
or sedentary workers have more than
their share of the heart attacks. Most
men in research believe this is a valid
observation, but don't forget the
remark made by Dr. Morris about
healthy men doing heavy work.
Time of day related to heart
attacks shows exactly what activity
studies showed. Heart attacks happen
any time and the distribution is
purely by chance.
A group of investigators at the
Institute of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation in New York which
includes such men as Howard Rusk
and Paul Dudley White add some
other interesting things to our knowl-
edge of who and when heart attacks
will strike. Thev found such things
as: body weight in men with normal
blood pressure was not significant;
the taller the individual the less likely
(See p. 3)

Is it caused by exertion? About a HOUSEKEEPING
third of his 2,600 patients had their
occlusion in bed, about a third at THANKS; AND
work (normal shopkeeping, clerical, A REMINDER
driving type work) about a third had
their attack while engaged in some Heads of Federal agencies have
form of light recreation or while received a "thank you" note from
working about the house. Less than the General Services Administration
2 percent had their attack while for practice of good housekeeping
engaged in heavy activity . rules-and a reminder of some of the
pushing a car, swimming, shoveling things employees can do to further
snow, and so forth. If you look at the cause of good housekeeping.
the statistics as Dr. Master did, you Bernard L. Boutin, GSA Admin-
find that they fall into the division istrator, pointed out that everyone
of time of the average person. Sleep- benefits from good housekeeping and
ing a third of the day, working a that all share some responsibility for
third, and occasionally doing some- the condition of office space. Some
thing heavy. He could find no cor- of the suggestions, it is conceded,
relation between heavy work and this may sound simple and unimportant,
kind of heart attack. In fact he could but make a big difference when ap-
find no correlation between any kind plied on the scale of housekeeping
of activity and the occurence of the in the Federal Government.
attack. Attacks occur, it appears, by Among the suggestions for taking
chance, the activity at the time of care of office homes, attributed to
the attack having no relationship to "Mr. Building Manager:"
the coronary occlusion. Removing books and papers stor-
But how about a man's job? Does ed on the floor or on top of files
generally heavy work and lots of desks, or tables making it hard to
exercise increase or decrease your keep offices clean.
likelihood of a coronary occlusion? Declaring excess furniture prompt-
Many observers point out that ly, to avoid tie-up of useable space.
farmers and others engaged in heavy Clearing your desk at the end of
work have fewer heart attacks in their a day (cleaning people do not disturb
younger years than workers with work left on top of desks or tables).
sedentary jobs and little exercise. Turning off lights when you go
Investigators point out many things home, and at other times when you
such as the fact that blood cholesterol don't need them.
lowers during exercise, during the Keeping office walls looking busi-
time weight reduction is taking place nesslike by placing equipment so it
and so forth. They suppose that heavy does not mar them and by avoiding
manual jobs have less "stress" than the use of tacks or tape.

1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Parade of Sports
4:30- All Star Golf
5:30- This Is The Life
6:00- Close Up
6:30- Newsreel
6:45-Football Roundup
7:00-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Danny Thomas
8:00-Ed Sullivan
8:55--SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-Joey Bishop Show
9:30-Meaning Of Communism
10:15- Sacred Heart
10:30-Movie Time:
"Pardon Us" Laurel and Hardy
5:30-Wonders of the World
6:00-NEWS 30
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Navy Notebook
7:30-Mayor of the Town
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Bob Cummings
8:30-Tell It To The Camera
9:00- Mr. Adam & Eve
10:15-Science 10A
10:30-Steve Allen
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-"I've Got A Secret"
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Coronado 9
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-Bell Telephone Hour
10:15-SCN Report
10:30-Tales Of Robin Hood
5:30- True Adventure
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-To Tell the Truth
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Men of Annapolis
7:30-Star Playhouse
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-Desilu Playhouse:
10:15-Science 10B
10:30- Tonight
4:00- Afternoon
5:30- American Business
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-Robert E. Lee
6:55- SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-The Unexpected
7:30-The Real McCoys
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-On Broadway Tonight
9:00-Death Valley Days
9:30-All Star Theater
10:15-Social Security In Action
10:30- Chevy Mystery Hour
3:05-How Many Homes
4:00- Afternoon
5:30- Report
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-Science In Action
7:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:30-Price Is Right
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Royal Playhouse
8:30-Five Star Jubilee
9:00-Celebrity Game
9:30-Star and the Story
10:15-Fight Of The Week
11:00-Friday Nite Movie
1:00- SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:50-Great Drama
2:05- Capt. Kangaroo
2:55-Men Of Destiny
3:00- Sports Time
3:30- CBS Sport Spectacular
4:00-Pro Bowlers Tour
5:00--American Bandstand
6:00-SCN NEWS (English)
6:30-SCN Report
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00- Big Picture
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Ann Southern
8:30-King of Diamonds
9:00-Lawrence Welk
10:15-Bowling From Balboa
11:15-Wrestling from Hollywood

Material intended for publica-
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Monday
afternoon of the week of publica-
tion. Urgent material can be re-
ceived and processed for use the
same week as late as noon Tues-
day. Mail material to PANAMA
Heights, C.Z.

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October 2, 1964


School Calendar 1964-1965

End of first grading period -__-
Panama Independence Day
(holiday)---- _
Veterans Day (holiday) _----_
Thanksgiving holidays_______
End of second grading period._
Christmas holidays ---
End of third grading period
Washington's Birthday (holiday)
End of fourth grading period___
Easter holidays .._
End of fifth grading period _
Memorial Day (holiday)-
Commencement .____.-- -
End of sixth grading period __
Schools close _.. ____._ _ _

October 16

November 3
November 11
November 26 29
December 4
December 24 January 3
January 22
February 22
March 5
April 10 18
April 23
May 31
June 4
June 7
June 7

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U.S. Marshals in the Canal Zone received congratulations from Judge
Guthrie F. Crowe, U.S. District Judge, on U.S. Marshal Day. Left to right
are U.S. Attorney Rowland K. Hazard, U.S. Marshal Clayburne A. McLel-
land, Assistant U.S. Marshal J. Morton Thomson, Roy Philips, president of
the Panama Canal Bar Association, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal William P.
Fuller, and Judge Crowe.

Tribute Paid

To Role Of

U.S. Marshals
Tribute was paid to the role of
U.S. Marshals at a session of U.S.
District Court last week. Judge
Guthrie F. Crowe read a proclama-
tion by President Johnson designat-
ing Sept. 24 as "United States Mar-
shal Day" which extolled the distin-
guished record of U.S. Marshals past
and present, their deputies, special
deputies, and other staff assistants.
After reading of the proclama-
tion, Roy Phillips, president of the
Canal Zone Bar Association, read a
resolution adopted by the associa-
tion in recognition of the 175th an-
niversary of the law providing for
appointment of U.S. Marshals as a
component of the Federal judicial
In part, it declared the awareness
of the attorneys of the association of
the high tradition of services and
dedication to duty that have charac-
terized the office and the reliance
placed on the dependability, com-
petence, and integrity of incumbents
of that position.
The resolution acknowledged and
commended the contribution of this
office to the administration of Amer-
ican justice and extended the grat-
itude of the entire legal community
for their cooperation and diligence
"which is in keeping with the high-
est traditions of the service."

(Continued from p. 2)
they were to have a heart attack; the
higher the blood cholesterol the more
likely they were to be stricken. If
both your parents have coronary
heart disease you are more likely to
get it, but if only one of them has it
you are at not much more risk than
the general public.
Dr. William Dock in Brooklyn
adds to our knowledge. We all know
that if we are a white male, we are
more likely to have a "coronary" than
if we are a white female. Not that
white females are immune. Keil and
McVay in Atlanta, Ga. showed that
Negro women are susceptible to
coronary attacks at an earlier age and
in larger percentage than Negro
Diet and heart disease now has
taken the fore in household and
medical debate. In Minneapolis, Drs.
Lober and Bragdon studied athro-
matous cholesterol depositions on the
intima (lining) of blood vessels in
young rabbits as well as human
children. They found a rapid deposi-
tion on the vessels of suckling rabbits,
which after they weaned disappeared.
But in children who continued to
drink milk the deposits of fat con-
tinued. Diet may well turn out to
have enormous bearing on heart
disease-after all we are what we
eat-but certain investigators not-
withstanding, few physicians are
ready to upset or reverse the eating
habits of the American public at this
time. Perhaps cholesterol in the blood
has a relationship to heart disease,
but simply cutting down on the fat
intake does not in itself seem to effect
a change in the blood cholesterol or
the disposition of plaques on the
blood vessel walls.

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Music by Lucho is a must for any film made about Panama and the Canal Zone. Here Lucho Azcarraga joins in a
huddle on background music for the Panama Canal 50th Anniversary documentary film. Left to right are Frank A.
Baldwin, Panama Canal Information Officer; Tomas Cupas, Spanish Editorial Assistant; Lucho; Victor Herr, Super-
visor of Music for Canal Zone Schools; Jaime De Gracia, member of the Azcarraga conjunto, and Victor Canel,
Assistant to the Information Officer.

Documentary Film Readied

A documentary film of the activ-
ities and ceremonies in the Canal
Zone August 15 to mark the 50th
anniversary of the opening of the
Panama Canal will be released soon.
Motion pictures taken in color by
official photographers have been edit-
ed and assembled into a half-hour
film by members of the Panama Ca-
nal Graphic Section and the Infor-
mation Office under the direction of
Frank A. Baldwin, Panama Canal
Information Officer.
The narration accompanying the
film was written in English by Vic-
tor Canel, Assistant to the Informa-
tion Officer, and in Spanish by To-
mas Cupas, Spanish Editorial As-
sistant. Background music was furn-
ished by Lucho Azcarraga and his
conjunto on tapes made by C.C. So-
per of the Reproduction Section. The
narration in English and Spanish by
Canel and the music were recorded
on a sound track in Miami, Fla.

Victor Herr, Supervisor of Music for aboard the SS Cristobal; a partial
Canal Zone Schools, acted as adviser, transit of the Canal by visiting form-
Highlight of the film was the spe- er governors and other dignitaries;
cial tribute to construction day work- presentation of an old towing loco-
ers at the Balboa Heights Admin- motive to a representative of the
istration Building rotunda during National Museum of Transport in
which Canal old timers received St. Louis, Mo.; a luncheon aboard
50th anniversary books and silver the Grace Liner Santa Maria for Pan-
medallions and a plaque dedicated ama and Canal Zone officials; and
to the builders of the Canal was a reception at the residence of Gov-
unveiled. ernor and Mrs. Robert J. Fleming, Jr.,
Other events included a luncheon for local officials and visitors.

Christmas? Well, It's Only 84 Days

It's later than you think!
The Gorgas Hospital Christmas
Committee is now ready to start
scheduling any interested groups or
individuals who plan to participate
in the Christmas entertainment pro-
gram for the patients.
This announcement was made at
a recent meeting of the committee

Smoking is incriminated. Dr. alcohol increases the cholesterol in
E. Cuyler Hammond, Director of the blood and causes blood to coagu-
Statistical Research at the American late more quickly than normal. And
Cancer Society's headquarters in if this is so it may hasten heart
New York analyzed smoking in rela- attacks.
tion to heart disease. He says that Dr. Meyer Friedman in San Fran-

serum cholesterol is found to be
generally higher in heavy smokers
than in non-smokers, but that this
does not necessarily prove a relation-
ship. However, statistically, cigarette
smokers do have a higher death rate
from coronary disease as a group
than nonsmokers; coronary disease
rate increases with increased expo-
sure to cigarette smoke, and the death
rate from coronary disease is lower in
individuals who were at one time
heavy smokers but stopped, when
compared to those who were and are
still heavy smokers. Either people
with a predisposition to coronary
disease have an urge to smoke and
when they lose the urge the pre-
disposition also is reduced, or heavy
cigarette smokers tend to have traits
that predispose to coronary disease.
Overweight people die at the rate
of 150 percent faster than normal
weight people. This is particularly
true when we look at coronary
disease. Coronary disease affects
overweight women, for example, 175
percent more than normal weight
women. Not all the studies conducted
bear out the fact that if you reduced
your weight you would have less
chance of having a heart attack. But
largely this is the case. Normal or
underweight individuals live longer
on average and heart disease falls
into the pattern. Fat people die of
heart disease more often than thin
In all probability the heavy use of

cisco who is engaged in testing hun-
dreds of men in industry to prove or
disprove his contention that there is
a "coronary personality" (the active,
deadline setting, heavy smoking,
"executive type) thinks adrenalin
or its close cousin, noradrenalin, is
the villain in coronaries. What about
stress and behavior? It is suggested
that the competitive, harassed, in-
tense, conscientious hard working
man is more prone to attack. But this
type of person, also, usually eats
more, drinks more, smokes more, and
so forth, than his less competitive
rival. Frustration, disappointment,
and anger have been shown to raise
the serum cholesterol. If serum
cholesterol is an index of suscepti-
bility to heart attack, then each of
these things is bad for you.
Is there an epidemic of coronary
occlusion? Is it increasing? Almost
without exception men who are in a
position to have knowledge say "no."
The index of suspicion has risen
and doctors are diagnosing the condi-
tion more than they used to. The
condition has only been known to
exist for about a century. Studies
by Perrin and others indicate that a
a high percentage of heart attacks
occur in New York, California and
elsewhere, where industry and pop-
ulation are concentrated, less in ru-
ral areas. It may be true that they
do. Maybe smog or stress or some
other factor affects folks living in
these areas. It may be, however,

by Col. Harry D. Offutt, Jr., hospital
To avoid overlapping of schedul-
ing, all activities will be coordinated
through the Red Cross Office at Gor-
gas Hospital. Anyone interested in
entertainment or caroling is asked
to call Miss Vera G. Mobley, Bal-
boa 4354.

that there are more doctors per ca-
pita in these areas and more med-
ical schools and higher standards of
To come back to our original
question, "Will you have a heart
attack?" Scan the paragraphs above
and see if you are more or less likely
to have a coronary occlusion or even
insufficiency. But if you are prone to
this, that knowledge will do little
good unless you do something about
it. Today knowledge is limited, but
we give the following advice with
reasonable assurance that we are not
going too far astray.
1. If you are a white woman you
may be less susceptible, but be sure
you are not overweight.
2. If you are a male be absolutely
sure you are not overweight.
3. Don't smoke heavily.
4. Don't drink heavily of alcoholic
5. Exercise. Walk at least three
15 minute periods a day.
6. Don't eat eggs, animal fats;
don't drink milk. Research on this
subject is not conclusive. But it looks
like this is advice doctors will give
5 to 10 years from now.
7. Avoid frustration, indecision,
and tensions. You can try!
Take heart, to use the word in
another connotation. If you do have
a heart attack today you've a good
chance of living through it and 90
percent chance of returning to full
duty if you do. In 1900, 14 percent
of our population was over 45. In
1980, 43 percent will be. The older
we get as a population the more
susceptible we are to heart attacks.
This has a message for all of us. We
better give the subject some thought.

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October 2, 1964

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CREAM OF THE CROP-This group of lovelies will be an attraction at all Balboa High School football and
basketball games this year. They are the cheerleaders who were chosen by a panel of student and teacher
judges last year on the basis of ability. The girls are responsible for the design of the uniforms they wear as
well as the promotion of school spirit and publicity for the games. They also will assist this year in the organi-
zation of a boys' cheerleading squad. Left to right are Pat Chandler, Kandi Anderson, Jane Wilson, Malena
Bremer, Mufieca Gilbert, Nancy Tinkler, Jerry Hunt, and Sue Lessiack, captain of the squad.

Students in seven Panama Canal organization classes in Spoken Spanish received certificates of participation from
Personnel Director Edward A. Doolan in a ceremony held recently in the Administration Building briefing room.
Five of the group had completed the Basic I term, one the Basic II, and one the Intermediate I term, each term
representing about 4 months of daily sessions. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Rudy Vidaurri and
Frances Arnold, Spanish instructors; Loren B. Burnham, Chief, Employee Utilization and Development Staff; and
Personnel Director E. A. Doolan. At right in the second row is Carlos M. Garcia de Paredes, senior Spanish


HELPING HANDS-Sister Celina de San Andres and Maria Eugenia de Ismal of the Colegio Nuestra Sefiora del
Carmen in Bocas del Toro are presented a check by E. B. O'Brien, Jr., Terminals Division Superintendent, for
the rebuilding of the school, destroyed by a tornado last month. Employees of the division mounted a drive for
money, clothing and furniture to aid the stricken school and the shelter of the sisters, also leveled by the twister.
The Ladies' Morning Coffee Group of the Holy Family Church, Margarita, and Rosary Altar Sodality also con-
tributed to the drive, in which Vincent Foster, a cargo checker of Terminals Division, played a leading role. O'Brien
said he'll keep the drive going to aid the school further. Behind the sisters is Mrs. Gloria M. DeRaps, O'Brien's
secretary. Gilbert Sollas of the United Fund is at right.

Group Says Thanks For Home Buying Aid
A group of Panama Canal cm- in helping them purchase homes The Villa Caceres development is
ployees residing in the Villa Caceres there. about 5 miles from Balboa on the
development of Panama City called Personnel of the bureau provided Transisthmian Highway. It was fi-
on L. A. Ferguson, Director of the basic employment information re- nanced jointly by the U.S. Agency
Supply and Community Services Bu- quired of applicants, made available for International Development, the
reau, recently to express their thanks application forms and assisted in fill- Panama Caja de Alorros, and the
for the Bureau's assistance to them ing out the forms. Institute de la Vivienda Urbana.

K. of C. Charity

Ball Is Oct. 9
The Panama-Balboa Knights of
Columbus 55th Annual Charity Ball
will be at the Tivoli Guest House
Friday, October 9, starting at 8 p.m.
All proceeds go to a worthwhile
Lucho Azcarraga's Conjunto and
Walter Woods' orchestra, winners of
the Canal Zone Jazz Festival for
1964, will provide the music.
Chairman for this gala affair is
Louis Julian, assisted by Rudy Bur-
da, George Proudfoot, Edward Gil-
roy, John Toothman, and a host of
other Knights.
Again this year, generous mer-
chant friends of Panama City have
donated some beautiful door prizes.
According to the prize chairman,
George Proudfoot, there will be gifts
from Jhangimal's, Mercurio's, Fried-
ma's, Helen's, Photo International,
Taboga Store, Kodak, Chambonnet's,
Maduro's, El Siglo, Hotel Continen-
tal, Hotel Panama Hilton, Shaw's,
Diablo Furniture, Global Jewelry,
and Sears Roebuck.
Table reservations may be made
by calling the Knights of Columbus
building in Balboa, 2-3466. Tables
will be held no later than 9:30 p.m.
the night of the ball. Tickets are $1
per person and may be purchased
from any Knight or at the club.


WEEK OCT. 4-10
Fire Prevention Week will be ob-
served in the Canal Zone the week
of October 4-10.
During this week fire prevention
will be highlighted through the ra-
dio and television facilities of the
Southern Command Network; arti-
cles appearing in the local news-
papers; posters in public buildings;
fire prevention handouts; letters to
church leaders; fire prevention films
in civilian community theatres; can-
cellation of mail with fire preven-
tion slogans; lectures, and demon-
The Canal Zone Fire Division
calls upon all citizens in the Canal
Zone to understand and personally
support the fire prevention and con-
trol efforts of their fire department.

(Continued from p. 1)
a certain deduction each pay period
throughout the year than to give in

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a lump srm. I .-Te young Stranger
a lump su. Fri., Ol Show 10 p.m.-A Slight Case Of
This year's United Fund drive Larceny
will determine whether the Panama GATUN
Canal employees want the 26 pay I
SC e w aturday night-Sun., 2 p.m. Matinee-The
period plan or not. In the mean- Three Stooges Go Round The World In
time, the previous method of author- A Daze
Sunday night-Alone Against Rome
izinl dcductClius for periods up to 0 lMo n.-NO SHOW
months has been suspended. Tues.-Twilight Of Honor
And what about cash? Well, yes, is e Scutmaster
Thnus. -Mister Scoutmioaster
cash is always acceptable. And your Fri.-Son Of Flubber
check is just like cash, too, of course. All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
Any way you want to give-cash, I except as shown.
your personal check, or an author-
ization for 26 pay periods-is great- Special M atinees
ly welcomed and appreciated. Thel
target of $142,500 for the Canal I SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1964
Zone United Fund this year requires RALBOA: 10:00 a.nm.A Guy Named Joe-
the attention and support of every- Sencer Tllac : .A combination of ro-
one. The Panama Canal portion of mance, conmwl, and war action of the
one. The U.S.A.F. fighting pilots. (12 mins.)
the overall goal is 873,800. This COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Angels In The
has been allocated by bureaus and Outfield-Paul Douglas: Comedy fantasy
staff units and real competition is oF a 1i10-leamu) baseball manager.
going on to see who will be first to D IABLO. 2.00 p.m.-The Young Land-
reach the goal and first in 100 percent P it Waysne: A tale of strife in a border
participation of all employees, to wn.
C GAMBOA: 6:15 Goddess-A
The Canal Zone United Fund j,:ngle adventure with plenty of action.
would prefer that you give to the Starring Johnny Weissmuller.
(75 min.)
ftnd as at whole. However provi- 7 rain.
fund as whole. However rovi- ARGAITA: 2-00 p.m.-Apache Country
sion has been made for you to des- -Gene Aitry in a fast-moving Western.
ignate any of the 20 participating GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Francis Of Assisi-
agencies to receive your contribution. Bradford Iillman: Story of an adventur-
er who exchanged his sword for a cross.
The choice is yours. (117 min.)

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Sports Calendar


SDAC vs. BHS, Fri., Oct. 2.
BHS vs. CHS, Fri., Oct. 9.
CZC vs. BHS, Fri., Oct. 16.
BHS vs. SDAC, Fri., Oct. 23.
CHS vs. BHS, Thurs., Oct. 29.

Football Hop

Slated Tonight

A football hop for Balboa High
and Cristobal High School students
will be held at the Balboa Teen Club
Friday night, October 2, after the
game between the Schools' Division
Athletic Club and Balboa High
School teams.
Music for dancing will be played
by the Four Seniors' Combo and
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Fulton, Jr.,
will be chaperones.
A meeting of Balboa Teen Club
outgoing and incoming officers will
be held at 7 p.m.

At The Movies
Week Beginning Saturday,
October 3, 1964
(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 5:20, 8:10-Mon., 7:30-
55 Days At Peking
Tues., 7:30-Nightmare
Wed., 7:30-Any Number Can Win
Thurs., 7:30-Amazons Of Rome
Fri., 7:00-Stampede At Bitter Creek
Saturday night-Twilight Of Honor
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-A Hard
Day's Night
Tues.-Rally Round The Flag Boys
Thurs.-Bride For Sale
Fri.-Hootenanny Hoot
Fri., Owl Show 10 p.m.-Rich, Young and
Saturday night 8:15 p.m.-The Young
Sun.-Love With The Proper Stranger
\ed.-Bride For Sale
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-A Hard Day's Night
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-America,
Mon.-Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
Tues.-Kiss Of The Vampire
Wed.-Thurs.-Sunday In New York
Fri.-Never So Few
Saturday night-Strait-Jacket
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Son Of
Tues.-Alone Against Rome
Wed.-Mister Scoutmaster
Thurs.-From The Terrace


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Vol. III, No. 15 50 A s d Servicios . Par el Comercio Mundial Viernes 2 de Octubre de 1964
Vol. Ill, No. 15 50 Anios de Servicios ... Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 2 de Octubre de 1964

El Gobernador de la Zona del Ca-
nal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr., entreg6
al Juez Charles A. Garcia, en cere-
monia realizada en el Despacho ofi-
cial situado en el edificio de Admi-
nistraci6n, las credenciales que ates-
tiguan que ha sido designado para el
alto cargo de Juez de Crist6bal per 4
aiios mas.
El Juez Garcia fue escogido ori-
ginalmente para ese alto cargo por
el Cobernador W. A. Carter hace 4
aios, en reemplazo del Juez Loren B.
Hillsinger, quien se retire por en-
A la saz6n el Juez Garcia ejercia
las funciones de Especialista en la
Colocaci6n de Empleados en la Di-
visi6n de Empleados y Utilizaci6n

de Empleados de la Direcci6n del
Oriundo de Cartagena, Colombia,
el Juez Garcia es estadounidense por
naturalizaci6n. Trabajaba para la
organizaci6n del Canal desde 1941.
El Juez Garcia estudi6 leyes en la
Escuela de Derecho de la Universi-
dad de Fordham y ha sido Presiden-
te del Colegio de Abogados de la
Zona del Canal.
En 1941 fue oficinista en la secci6n
de bienes raices del Ferrocarril de
PanamA, habiendo sido transferido,
al afio siguiente, al cargo de Ins-
pector Laboral de la Direcci6n del
Personal, en la cual ocup6 various
cargos durante 20 aios. Durante
ese period fue Juez Suplente de las
cortes de Balboa y Crist6bal.

A Mandibula Batiente

Operan los Manaties

La semana pasada lleg6 la hora
de la mudanza para dos manaties en
la Zona del Canal. Son dos mana-
ties machos que gozaban de las de-
licias del estanque de lirios de los
jardines de Summit y que fueron
trasladados a una laguna sobre el
rio Chagres. Supervigilaron la mu-
danza los empleados de la Divisi6n
de Sanidad bajo la direeci6n de Dick
Williams y Paul Brooks, Inspector
Sanitario del Area Sur.
Los manaties machos, que pesan
700 libras el uno y 430 el otro, fue-
ron trasladados a su nuevo "hogar"
en cajones especiales montados so-
bre dos camiones; una grda coloc6
luego las cajas sobre una barcaza
que las llev6 hasta la laguna. Entre
las personalidades que presenciaron
la mudanza estuvieron el propio Go-
bernador Robert J. Fleming, Jr., y
el Vicegobernador David S. Parker.
Con el arribo en marzo pasado de
estos dos manaties la poblaci6n de
su especie en la Zona subi6 a siete.
Al present estos dos son los inicos
bajo control, es decir, los lnicos cu-
yo paradero fijo se sabe a ciencia
cierta-en las tranquilas aguas de su
laguna, rumiando sus 100 libras de
vegetaci6n submarine por dia.
Cuatro otros manaties zurcan las
aguas del lago Gatin y otro ha sido
visto por el de Miraflores, habi6n-
dose todos escapade de la laguna
hace algunas semanas cuando se
rompi6 la malla que la circunda.
El primer aviso de los traviesos
manaties pr6fugos provino de Pedro
Miguel cuando un funcionario de las
esclusas report haber visto un ma-


El Superintendent de la Divisi6n
de Terminales E. B. O'Brien entreg6
a las Hermanas Celina de San An-
dr6s y Maria Eugenia de Ismael, del
Colegio de Nuestra Sefiora del Car-
men, de Bocas del Toro, un cheque
para ayudar a la reconstrucci6n del
plantel que fue derribado durante
el tornado que azol6 a esa capital
el mes pasado. (Ver foto en la sec-
ci6n inglesa).
El cheque represent la colecta
realizada entire los empleados de la
Division de Terminales del Canal
de Panama, quienes colectaron ropa,
mobiliario y otros articulos ademis
del dinero para ayudar a los dam-
nificados de Bocas del Toro. El Gru-
po de Damas del Caf6 Matutino de
la Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia de
Margarita y de la Cofradia del Altar
del Rosario tambi6n contribuyeron.
El Verificador de Carga, Vicent
Foster, dijo que la campafia pro-
damnificados de Bocas continuari
aun por algiin tiempo.

nati a la zaga de la estela de un
super-tanquero que viajaba rumbo
al Sur. Estaba cierto de que lo ha-
(Pasa a la pdgina 4)

Documental Del

Una pelicula documental de
actividades y ceremonies en la
Zona del Canal el 15 de agosto
con motive del Cincuentenario
de la apertura del Canal de Pa-
nama, sera exhibida pronto.
La pelicula, tomada en colo-
res por los fot6grafos oficiales,
ha sido editada y arreglada en
una cinta de media hora por
miembros de la Secci6n Grafica
y de la Oficina de Informaci6n
del Canal de PanamA bajo la di-
recci6n de Frank A. Baldwin,
Director de Informaci6n del Ca-
nal de PanamA.
La narraci6n para la pelicula
fue escrita en ingles por Vic-
tor Canel, Subdirector de Infor-
maci6n, y en espafiol por To-
mAs A. Cupas, Subdirector de
Publicaciones en Espafiol. La
m6sica de fondo fue proporcio-
nada por Lucho Azcirraga y su
conjunto en cintas magnetof6ni-
cas grabadas por Cleveland C.
Soper de la Secci6n de Repro-
ducci6n. La narraci6n en ingl6s
y espaiiol por Canel y la m6sica
fueron grabadas en la banda de
sonido en Miami, Florida. Vic-
tor Herr, Director de Misica
en las Escuelas de la Zona del
Canal, actu6 como consejero.
En la pelicula sobresale el tri-
buto especial rendido a los obre-
ros de los dias de la construcci6n
en la rotonda del Edificio de
la Administraci6n de Balboa
Heights, durante el cual los ve-
teranos del Canal recibieron li-
bros y medallones del Cincuen-
tenario y una placa en honor a
los constructores del Canal fue
Otros actos incluyeron un al-
muerzo a bordo del barco Cris-
t6bal; una travesia parcial por
el Canal que hicieron los ex-
gobernadores visitantes y otros
dignatarios; la entrega de una
vieja "mula" al representante
del Museo Nacional de Trans-
porte en San Luis, Missouri; un
almuerzo a bordo del Santa Ma-
ria, de la Grace Line, para los
funcionarios de PanamA y la
Zona del Canal, y una recep-
ci6n en la residencia del Go-
bernador y la sefiora de Ro-
bert J. Fleming, Jr., para los
funcionarios locales y visitantes.



Cuando uno de los remolcadores
que escoltaba al buque de guerra
Alabama, el "Sea Lion" se hundi6
en Punta Mala, la primera persona
en enterarse en el Canal, lo fue el
sefialero de turn en la estaci6n de
Radio y Sefiales de Flamenco, quien
inmediatamente corri6 traslado al
Capitin del Puerto de Balboa.
Cosa parecida aconteci6 al sufrir
averias un carguero que navegaba a
25 millas al Sur de Taboga. La Ha-
mada de auxilio fue recibida en Fla-
menco y pasada a las autoridades
Lo propio se da cuando barcos
de pesca sufren alg6n percance o
quedan sin combustible, como suce-
di6 hace poco a uno del Club de
Yates de Balboa, cerca de Taboguilla.
El vigia de tumo encima de su
"nido de Aguila", a 300 pies sobre
la bahia de Balboa, mantiene la vi-
gilancia 24 horas al dia.
Las funciones rutinarias de los
cinco hombres que Ilenan ese co-
metido en la estaci6n de sefiales de
Flamenco, se relacionan principal-
mente con la identificaci6n de las
naves que entran a la rada lo que
se realizaba mediante semaforos que
ain se usan. Pero el modern equi-
po recientemente instalado, permit
a los sefialeros ponerse en comunica-
ci6n oral con cualquier nave en un
radio de 100 millas a la redonda.
Ese equipo, instalado por suge-
rencia del sefialero Robert Summers,
permit a la estaci6n de sefiales de
Flamenco ser el oido, la voz y el
ojo a la entrada del Pacifico del Ca-
nal de PanamA. La suya es la pri-
mera voz de tierra que escuchan los
Capitanes al aproximarse al Canal.
Los 5 sefialeros que se turnan du-
rante las 24 horas, laboran bajo la
supervigilancia de Evert H. Ohman,
funcionario de la Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n desde 1953, quien, al igual
que sus subalteros, es expert en
la clave Morse, condici6n imprescin-
dible para el cargo. (Los sefialeros
deben poder transmitir site pala-
bras de 5 letras cada una por minu-
to, como requisite minimo. La ma-
yoria es capaz de much mAs).
El semiaforo es visible a una dis-
tancia de 10 a 15 millas, aln en

mal tiempo. La luz es indispensa-
ble. Aun cuando se haya logrado
comunicaci6n oral con una nave, se
exige ratificar la identificaci6n lumi-
nosa de la misma, al aproximarse
esta a la rada de Balboa.
Como en todo, los sefialeros de
Flamenco tropiezan con sus horas
agitadas, cuando el trabajo se inten-
sifica mis de lo normal. Esto se
produce en horas de la madrugada,
cuando los barcos se aperciben para
realizar el cruce del Canal, o tarde
en la noche, cuando anclan para
aguardar su tumo.
De noche la bahia toma el fabu-
loso aspect de ciudad flotante, de-
bido a los numerosos barcos anclados
en las proximidades del Canal. Las
luces de las naves parpadean en la
distancia y sus semaforos tambien
arrojan su fanal, al comunicarse en-
tre si las embarcaciones, o 6stas con
la estaci6n de sefiales de Flamenco.
En 1914, cuando se estableci6 esa
estaci6n en la isla de Flamenco, era

operada por voluntarios del ejrcito
de Estados Unidos quienes no siem-
pre resultaban muy duchos o algu-
nas veces no estaban lo suficiente-
mente familiarizados con los diversos
tipos de embarcaciones.
Sus deberes consistian entonces
en correr traslado a la Capitania del
Puerto de Balboa y a la Cuarentena,
del arribo de naves; pero como en
ocasiones los voluntarios tenian otras
obligaciones que tender se daba el
caso de naves que aparecian sin pre-
vio aviso.
En 1924 se erigi6, al fin, una es-
taci6n de sefiales independiente del
Ej6rcito. Era operada por personal
del Ejrcito adiestrado en "sefiales".
Durante la pasada guerra mundial
fue la Armada la que se encarg6 de
esas funciones.
Al finalizar la Guerra es personal
de la organizaci6n del Canal de Pa-
nami el que opera la estaci6n de se-
fiales de Flamenco, cuyas edificacio-
nes actuales fueron erigidas en 1960.

4 4-

MAs de 3.000 personas asistieron al Festival de Conciertos ofrecido en el
diamante de Paraiso la semana pasada por estudiantes de las escuelas se-
cundarias e intermedias de Rainbow City y Paraiso. El concerto en la
Costa de Oro congreg6 a unas dos mil personas. La grAfica muestra a
los 370 integrantes del Coro Combinado que se present en Paraiso para
deleite de la concurrencia. El festival de conciertos se realize como part
de la celebraci6n de la Semana Musical de la Zona del Canal.


La Campafia del Fondo Unido de la Zona del Canal que se inici6 el lunes ha progresado
rApidamente en muchas Areas. Se ha solicitado la contribuci6n para el Fondo Unidos a los
empleados del Canal de Panama, personal military y empleados de otras agencies guberna-
La Division de Marina del Canal de PanamA prest6 especial atenci6n en este asunto del
Fondo Unido y los resultados hasta la fecha han justificado el esfuerzo. Cada dependencia
del Canal tiene por delante su campafia y los representantes estAn bien ocupados solicitando
contribuciones voluntarias.
No sera sino dentro de pocos dias cuando se conozcan los totales de las donaciones y los
promedios de participaci6n de los various grupos participants.
Mientras tanto, se ha llamado la atenci6n a cambios bAsicos en el procedimiento para
donaciones, dentro de la organizaci6n del Canal de Panami. Este afio se ha establecido el
sistema de descuentos durante los 26 periodosanuales de pagamento, para facilitar las con-
tribuciones de los empleados que donen sumas al Fondo Unido. Las cuotas resultan asi mts
c6modas que en menos nuimero de cotizaciones o en un solo pago. Los resultados indicarin
si la media tiene aceptaci6n por parte de los empleados, pero, por lo pronto, se ha suspen-
dido el sistema de realizar los descuentos en un period de hasta seis meses.
Esto no implica que quienes desearen pagar su 6bolo de una sola vez no puedan ha-
cerlo, lo que siempre es acceptable, ora al contado o mediante un cheque.
De cualquier manera que usted desee contribuir-al contado, cheque o mediante 26 de-
ducciones de su paga-la cantidad sera bienvenida y altamente apreciada.
La meta de $142.500 fijada este afio comprende la de $73.800 que corresponde al Canal
de PanamA. Ya se han puesto en movimiento todos los resorts para obtener la meta dentro
del menor plazo possible para lo cual se require que todos presten su mayor colaboraci6n
a los representantes del Fondo Unido adscritos a la dependencia donde prestaren sus servicios.
Aun cuando lo ideal es que la contribuci6n que usted haga sea para todas las caridades
amparadas por el Fondo Unido, esta usted en libertad de sefialar las de su particular pre-






Octubre 2, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

Ernesto Blake es oficinista en la Sec-
ci6n de Equipo de Oficina de la
Secci6n de Almacenaje, Divisi6n de
Abastos, con 18 aiios al servicio de la
organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA.
Esti encargado de aceptar todas las
Ilamadas telef6nicas sobre pedidos y
control los muebles y mAquina de la
organizaci6n del Canal. Naci6 en Pa-
namA en donde reside con su esposa
Violeta de Blake y sus hijos Daniel,
de 11 afios; Deborah, de 5 y BArbara,
de 1 afio, 9 meses. Le gusta much
el boxeo, beisbol y la lecture.



Cubiertas que durarin

muchos mas anfos
La "Esso Research and Engineer-
ing Co." y la "Owens Coming Fi-
berglass Corp." han anunciado la
aparici6n de un nuevo material para
cubiertas de autom6viles que se em-
plea con el caucho: "fiberglass".
En la industrial de cubiertas se ha
considerado ya por bastante tiempo
que el fiberglass seria un constitu-
yente ideal para reforzar los neu-
miticos. Resiste el desgaste, el fuego,
la desintegraci6n quimica y las tem-
peraturas elevadas.


2-6-Exposici6n individual de 6leos de Beatrix Bricefio. Pan-
arte, Parque Urraca, Panama. Entrada gratis.
4-Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sefiora del Rosario en San
4-Semana de Prevenci6n de Incendios.
7-Apertura de la exhibici6n del artist chileno Rodolfo
Opazo. Panarte, Parque Urraca, PanamA. 8 p.m.
10-Aniversario de la Proclamaci6n de la Repuiblica China.
12-Dia de la Raza. Columbus Day.
15-Charla del catedratico Dr. Baltazar Isaza y Calder6n
sobre "El Teatro Escuela de la Vida". Panarte, Parque
Urraca, Panama. 8:30 p.m. Gratis.
16-31-Feria Comercial auspiciada por el Fondo Unido de la
Zona del Canal Corozal.
21-Procesi6n del Cristo Negro en Portobelo.
21-Inauguraci6n de una exhibici6n de reproducciones de
Picasso. Lugar: Panarte, Parque Urraca, Panama.

Luis Carlos Quintero Palmarola tiene
23 aiios de servicio con la organiza-
ci6n del Canal de PanamA, trabajando
como reparador de mAquinas de escri-
bir en la Secci6n de Equipo de Ofi-
cina de la Divisi6n de Abastos. Quin-
tero repara, inspecciona y reemplaza
todas las mAquinas de escribir en uso
en la organizaci6n del Canal de Pana-
mi, incluyendo las mAquinas el6ctri-
cas. Naci6 en PanamA, donde reside
con su esposa Alicia Recuero de Quin-
tero y sus hijos Luis Carlos Jr., de
20 afios; Alicia del Carmen, de 15
y Carlos Juan, de 8. Quintero se gra-
du6 en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios
en PanamA. Ha recibido premio por
20 afios de servicio y citaci6n por
servicios meritorios durante la II Gue-
rra Mundial. Le gusta much el beis-
bol, el cine y el teatro, esto iltimo
se debe a que su hermano es el
famoso director teatral de Broadway,
Jos6 Quintero.

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



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
5:30-Teatro Dominical
7:00-Intriga en Hawai
8:00-El EspectAculo Mas Grande
del Mundo
9:00-El Vagabundo
9:30- Teleteatro


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-El Niiio del Circo
7:30--Mister Ed
8:00- El Detective Millonario
9:00-Foro de Opini6n


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-Show de Donna Reed
'7:30- Fuego de Juventud
8:00-El Fugitive
9:00-La Marina de MecHale
9:30-El Abogado Audaz


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
12:45- Noticias
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Buggs Bunny
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00- Los Detectives
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15--Peter Gun
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
6:30- Noticias
7:00-El Rebelde
7:30-Show Internacional
8:30-Arresto y Juicio


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
6:30- Noticias
7:00- Los Angeles Azules
9:00-La Ciudad Desnuda


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00-Programa Femenino
1:30- Tardes Filmicas
3:00-S Saao de Tevedos
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Carnaval de Cartones
7:00-Capitin Marte v XL-5
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00- Ben Casey
9-00--Rumbo a lo Desconocido

En Su Pantalla

Viemes 2__

SAbado 3 ---
Domingo 4
Lunes 5 ....
Martes 6 _----

Mi6rcoles 7___

Jueves 8_

Viernes 9-______

The Main Attraction

Owl Show 10 p.m.
3 Worlds Of Gulliver
Call Me Bwana
Captain Newman, M.D.
Captain Newman, M.D.

Lady In Fear and
The Haunting


Ten North Frederick and
Yellow Sky

Magnificent Seven
The Victors
Lady In Fear and Julesburg
The Haunting

Rich, Young And Pretty


Postmark For Danger and
All Mine To Give

Vall Of Noise

Owl Show 10 p.m.
Young Guns Of Texas
Tarzan's Three Challenges
Under The Yum Yum Tree
Under The Yum Yum Tree
Fiend Of Dope Island and
Walking Target

10 North Frederick and
Yellow Sky
10 p.m. Only
3 Worlds Of Gulliver

PAgina 2

10:00-Todo por Ia Patria
10:30-- ombres C6lebres
10:45-Salvese Ouien Pueda
11:30- Cita Informal
12:00-Repriss: Novela Semanal
2:00--Repriss: Novela Juvenil
4:0(0-Festival de Cartones
4:30-Dlede el Hip6dromo
5:30-La Comedia Silente
6:00- Disneylandia
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
4:00-D )ocumental
4:30-Ia cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Scrie de Aventuras
6:30-La Ley del Rev6lver
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Intocables
10:30-Tcatro Franc6s
11:00--El Mundo al Vuelo
1 :30- Titeres y C6micas
12:25-CiCndido P6rez
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:00- Documental
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 Floja
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Randall el Justiciero
12:51- Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00--Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
7:00- Noticias
7:30-E1 Precio Exacto
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 Cdmicas
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
7:30-E1 Paso al Nor-Oeste
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
10:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
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
5:310-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-El Santo
10:30-Clave 3
11:30-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6nicas
12:25-Rev61ver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55- Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-De Interds Para Usted
1:30-Annie Oakley
2:00--epriss: Novela de las 5
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Investigador Submarino
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Lo Mejor de Ang6lica
8:00-Perry Mason
9:00-Las Enfermeras
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo


Octubre 2, 1964 SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA Piigina 3


El obrero diurno, James Radclif-
fe, tenia tan s6lo 54 afios de edad
cuando en compaiiia de su esposa e
hijos fue a pasar el dia en la playa.
iJamas volvi6 a casa! Victima de un
ataque al coraz6n, expir6 en la
caseta del salvavidas el 9 de mayo
de 1961.
Una maestra de escuela de India-
na, Virginia Forthe, platicaba ale-
gremente con un grupo de amigos
en el patio. Tenia 60 afios de edad
y estaba pr6xima a jubilarse ese 6
de julio de 1961 cuando sdbitamente
un ataque coronario seg6 su vida in-
esperadamente. S61o tuvo tiempo
para llevarse las manos al pecho, lan-
zar un gemido y desplomarse.
El encargado de un almacin de
ropas de Nueva York, Herbert Ro-
berts, contaba 45 afios el 6 de abril
de 1961. La vida le sonreia y su
negocio prosperaba como comentara
en la noche, antes de retirarse. No
sospechara nunca que jamAs se le-
vantaria de nuevo, pues la muerte
sigilosa le sorprendi6 esa misma no-
che y sucumbi6 victim de un ataque
al coraz6n.
Bill Brodsky tenia 56 aios y nun-
ca habia hecho cosa distinta que go-
zar de la vida, dilapidando en el jue-
go la fortune que heredara de su
padre. Un dia su auto se le dafi6
y Bill baj6 a empujarlo. Media hora
despu6s estaba muerto, victim tam-
bi6n de un ataque al coraz6n.
dPor qu6 6stas y no otras perso-
nas? 4Podria usted ser la pr6xima
victim de un ataque cardiac?
8A qu6 se deben 6stos? 8Tensi6n?
8Agotamiento? 6Exceso de trabajo?
iHAbitos sedentarios? 8Mayor conte-
nido de colesterina en la sangre?
Surge otra pregunta a la mente:
si se lograse determinar la causa de
los ataques al coraz6n, 8qu6 se po-
dria hacer para prevenirlos?
Aun cuando se desconocen las res-
puestas a esas preguntas si se cuen-
tan con indicios como resultado de
algunas investigaciones modernas.
Veamos algunos:
Las coronarias son hoy en dia un
t6pico de conversaci6n casera de mo-
do que se sabe bien que las arteries
del coraz6n se reduce a causa de
una substancia similar a la colesteri-
na que se deposit en el revestimien-
to interior de los vasos sanguineos.
Si 6stos se obstruyen o si los muscu-
los de los vasos sanguineos los con-

traen mis aiin, podemos confrontar
complicaciones. Generalmente ha-
blando no es asi.
Autopsias practicadas en nenes,
asi como en soldados muertos en la
guerra coreana, demuestran que las
arteries del coraz6n se reduce y cie-
rran adn en los infants sin que se
observe sintoma alguno. Los solda-
dos de que se trata murieron a causa
de heridas recibidas. Generalmente
eran hombres normales sin historical
alguno de ataques al coraz6n o do-
lores de angina. Sin embargo todos
manifestaban una esclerosis en los
vasos sanguineos de sus corazones.
No es este el inico dato con que
se cuenta en relaci6n con los vasos
sanguineos obstruidos del misculo
del coraz6n.
El Dr. Hellerstein descubri6,
mientras trabajaba en la Clinica de
Evaluaci6n de Asuntos Cardiacos de
Cleveland, que es possible ensefiarle
a un paciente que ha sufrido una
oclusi6n coronaria y evidentemente
sufre de mala circulaci6n colateral
o auxiliaria, a que haga a su coraz6n
producer circulaci6n colateral o au-
xiliaria de modo que pueda rendir
mayor trabajo ese 6rgano vital y,
por ended, poder aumentar 61 mismo
sus propias actividades.
Quince afios atrAs si un facultativo
enviaba a un paciente cardiac a que
continuase su trabajo normal se le
miraba con recelo. Hoy en dia el
90 por ciento de los pacientes que
han sobrevivido un ataque al cora-
z6n vuelven a sus actividades co-
El Dr. Arthur M. Master, que dio
nombre a la Prueba Master mediante
la cual el paciente realize una series
de ejercicios controlados mientras
se le toman electrocardiogramas, la
presi6n arterial y el pulso, ha estu-
diado a unos 3.600 pacientes que
han sufrido una oclusi6n coronaria
aguda. El Dr. Master hace hincapi6
que se refiere a un tipo de ataque
al coraz6n, el peor en muchos res-
pectos, donde queda cortado el flujo
de la sangre al mfsculo del coraz6n y
este se deteriora por complete. (Tam-
bi6n existe el peligroso ataque al
coraz6n que se denomina insuficien-
cia coronaria aguda. En estos casos
tambi6n se reduce la circulaci6n al
misculo del coraz6n pero no se ma-
logran la totalidad de las paredes del
coraz6n ya que s6lo se resiente la




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parte internal. Generalmente la in- nes por oclusi6n coronaria entire
suficiencia no produce efecto tan le- cargadores de carbon eran de 300
tal como la oclusi6n pero tambi6n por mill6n en tanto que entire ope-
puede causar la muerte. Una de rarias de salones de belleza y secre-
estas causales se relaciona con el tarias subia a 900 por mill6n. Sin
ejercicio, la otra no, como veremos). embargo, observa que quienes se de-
En cuanto a si el exceso de es- dican a labores pesadas tienen que
fuerzo es responsible, vale sefialar ser necesariamente robustos y sanos
que aproximadamente una tercera para empezar. Vale observer, em-
parte de los 2.600 pacientes sufrie- pero, que el ejercicio moderado es
ron oclusi6n mientras dormian; otra generalmente considerado como m6-
tercera parte mientras trabajaban (en todo bAsico para prevenir ataques al
oficios corrientes, tales como depen- coraz6n.
dientes de almac6n, oficinistas, con- El Dr. Master correlacion6 ataque
ductores) y el otro tercio mientras y ocupaci6n con el siguiente resul-
disfrutaban de recreaciones livianas tado, al comparar 1.377 casos:
o realizaban quehaceres hogarefios. %
Menos del 2% padecieron el ataque % Paciente
mientras se dedicaban a actividades Pacientes entire el
por Patblico
pesadas: empujando un carro, na- coronaria gen.
dando, paleando nieve o cosas pa- Obreros en laborers
recidas. pesadas __- -- 40% 50%
Convendria considerar que en las Dependientes alma-
estadisticas, tal como lo observ6 el scenes, oficinistas y
Dr. Master, encontraremos que las similares ______. 46% 39%
actividades a que se hace referencia Profesionales (Abo-
arriba caen dentro de las normales de gados, maestros,
una persona: el descanso, el trabajo m6dicos ________ 14% 11%
y algfin esfuerzo extraordinario oca- Esto pareciera indicar ue uienes
sional. Esto pareciera indicar ue quienes
El Dr. Master no hall relaci6n ejecutan labores pesadas son menos
l r M propensos a los ataques del coraz6n
alguna entire el tipo de ataque estu- propensos a los ataques del coraz6n
agna entre el tipo de atae es que quienes realizan oficios livianos
diado y los trabajos fatigosos. Es o de oficina. Ain cuando la mayo-
mis, no hall relaci6n entire ninguna a de o inv ados tnen po
clase particular de actividad y los vlida esta observacig n convendria
ataques al coraz6n. Este tipo de no perder de vista el comentario, ya
ataques sobrevienen inesperadamen- citado, del Dr. Morris relative a que
te y sin que se est6 ejercitando al ci dl D M is r io a qu
moment del ataque ninguna acti- quienes ejecutan trabajos pesados
memento del ataque ninguna ati- son por lo general de constituci6n
vidad particular a la que se pudiera robusta.
atribuir la oclusi6n coronaria.
,Pero qu6 decir del tipo de tra- (Sigue la semana entrance)
bajo del individuo?
Las laborers fatigosas y el demasia- CU R
do ejercicio fisico (incrementan o CUAD
aminoran la posibilidad de oclusi6n
coronaria? Se ha hecho resaltar el BANCO Da
hecho de que los labriegos y perso- f I
nas dedicadas a faenas pesadas pa-
decen menos de ataques al coraz6n HOSPITAL
-durante los afios mozos- que quie-
nes se dedican a labores sedentarias DIRECCION
y hacen poco ejercicio. Los inves- DE TRANSPORTE Y
tigadores sefialan que la colesterina TERMINALES
amengua con el ejercicio durante el Ram6n M. Reyes M.
1periodo en que se reduce el peso. Manuel Vergara
Suponen por ello que el trabajo ma- William R. Fitzroy
nual pesado ocasiona menos tension
que el de oficina. El Dr. Morris y DIRECCION DE INGENIERIA
sus colaboradores en las Islas BritA- Y CONSTRUCCION
nicas comprobaron que los registros Irvin D. Armstrong
sefialan que el nlmero de defuncio- Forero Barker

Livingstone A. Burke
James S. Daniel
Rogelio De Le6n
William H. Edmondson
Joseph Francis
Juan GonzAlez
Jeremiah A. Grant
Philip Green
R. L. Hummer
Alfred Jones
Charles Kurmer
Clark Leslie B.
Gilbert Myers
Julio Ortega
Eriberto Pascual
Edward N. Ricketts
Robert J. Risberg
Miguel Rodriguez
Amos R. Swalm
Helbert A. Waith
Thomas B. Addlesberger
Leslie Anderson
Morris Collins
H. C. Feedman Cook
Leonidas Critiden
Paul Guerrero
Daniel Haff
Theodore F. Jablonski
Julian R. McZeno
Alfred Simonsson
Copdridse T. St. Hill
John Wallace
Vernon Whitehead



Los jefes de entidades federales
han recibido una nota de reconoci-
miento enviada por la Administraci6n
de Servicios Generales, agradeci6n-
doles el empleo de sanas medidas de
mantenimiento oficinesco y recordan-
doles algunas de las cosas que los
empleados pueden hacer con ese
Bernard L. Boutin, Administrador
de la GSA, sefial6 que todos a una
se benefician con mantener bien la
oficina, lo cual es responsabilidad de
todos por igual. Algunas de las su-
gerencias parecieran simples y sin
importancia, pero la tienen-y mu-
cha-al aplicarse en una esfera tan
amplia como las dependencias gu-
bernamentales del Gobierno Federal.
Entre las recomendaciones estAn
Retirar libros, papeles y objetos
que se acumulan sobre los archivado-
res o sobre mesas y escritorios, que
impiden el asearlos propiamente.
Informar rApidamente sobre mobi-
liario sobrante o excesivo para que
sea retirado y quede el espacio libre.
Limpiar los escritorios al finalizar
la jornada. Los aseadores nunca to-
can nada que se deje encima de es-
Apagar las luces antes de partir
o cuando no sean necesarias.
Mantener limpias las paredes, co-
locando los muebles en forma a no
estropearlas y absteni6ndose de da-
fiarlas, pegAndoles encima cartelones
con clavitos, tachuelas o cinta engo-



Joseph Foster
Heron G. Guild
Allie B. Holden
Paul D. Lairson
Thomas L. Robins
Marvin L. Barsness
Rudolph Crespo
Paul Karst
Samuel W. Meyer
Roger D. Michel
Paul H. Reynolds
William E. Wigle III
Matthew J. Wilder
Lena E. Burchett
Gary P. Dunsmoor
Ethelyn Ashby
Oscar Butler
Pedro A. Castillo
Preston W. McBarnette
Randolph Small
Facundo Aparicio
Emily M. Brooks
Sergio P6rez Cajar
Emilio Dudley
William W. Engelke
Carmen I. Lugo
H6ctor Marciaq
John A. Morales
Nathaniel Myers
Arthur Pollack
Paul Rivere
Emilio Rodriguez
Jeanne Wheeler
Joseph Wood


Ormand Harrison
Stewart Ithram
George Lawrence
Alving McFarlane
Arthur Whillaker
Patrick Hanlin
James Sikes
John R. Smith

Albert M. Browne

Edward Overstreet
Freda Stohrer

Joseph Lavalas

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Octubre 2, 1964


PAgina 3




La Semana de Prevenci6n
de Incendios sera observada en
la Zona del Canal durante la
semana que se iniciarA el 4 de
octubre de 1964.
La Semana de Prevenci6n de
Incendios sera destacada por
medio de la radio y la televi-
si6n de la Cadena del Coman-
do Sur; una series de articulos
publicados en los peri6dicos
locales; cartelones en los edifi-
cios p6blicos; volantes sobre
prevenci6n de incendios; car-
tas a los lideres religiosos de
todos los cultos; peliculas so-
bre prevenci6n de incendios
en los teatros de las comuni-
dades civiles; cancelaci6n de
sellos postales con lemas sobre
prevenci6n de incendios; char-
las v demostraciones.
La Division de Bomberos de
la Zona del Canal exhorta a

todos los cindadanos en la Zo- ,
na del Canal a comprender y .
apoyar personalmente la pre-
vencion de incendios y los es-
fuerzos de control de su depar-
tamento de bomberos.

La campaiia de seguridad

de la Marcona Mining Co.
La Marcona Mining Co. anuncia "- a. . .
como parte dce su campaiia de pre-
venci6n de accidents ha terminado ...
la publicaci6n de tres manuales ilus- .
trados, que se distribuirni entire el -,- ._' .
personal de la empresa: "Procedi- "
mientos para casos de accidents de '. "
trabajo", Manual del Tractorista" v
"Cddigo de Sciiales para CGras j Las luces del campo de juegos de Rainbow City fueron arregladas recientemente por la Divisi6n de Electricidad.
Pala'"1 Puede notarse que se ha quitado la cerca vieja de zinc, la cual ha sido reemplazada por una malla de cicl6n.

Antes de la entrega de los manua-
les al personal, la administration tie-
ne planeadas unas charlas sobre la
prevenci6n de accidents y la cam-
pafia de seguridad implantada por
la compaiia.

El hundimiento del TITANIC
MUCHOS RECUERDAN y otros han leido sobre el sonado caso del hundi-
miento del Titanic. Este buque de lujo para el transport de pasajeros,
disefiado a la perfecci6n, fue construido en un astillero donde todos le lla-
maban el "barco que no se hundirdi jamis". Sin embargo, el Titanic nunca
lleg6 a cruzar el oc6ano Atlintico. Se hundid en el viaje inaugural. El bu-
que choc6 contra un t6mpano de hielo en el mar, que llaman "iceberg" y a
pesar de todos los ingenios del mejor astillero naval de la 6poca se fue a
pique arrastrando centenares de vidas humans. El mejor pir6scafo de la
6poca se convirti6 en un cementerio marino.
Se sabe a ciencia cierta que el Titanic fue victim del exceso de con-
fianza. La catastrofe sucedi6 porque el capitAn y la tripulaci6n a pesar
de conocer los peligros de la ruta y la posibilidad de chocar contra un gran
bloque de hielo se conflaron demasiado en las caracteristicas de seguridad
del barco. Como consecuencia de esta obstinada confianza el que fuera
uno de los barcos mas seguros del mundo -diseniado con una series de com-
partimientos estancos independientes- se hundi6 despu6s de lanzar repeti-
dos, trAgicos y lastimeros S.O.S. la serial de desastre maritime o a6reo
(salvad nuestra nave en siglas inglesas).
Estos accidents demuestran que reconocer las condiciones insegu-
ras como peligrosas no basta. Se habrA de emplear la experiencia para
reconocer e informar sobre cualquier condici6n insegura que tendrA que
La seguridad supone que todos actien de acuerdo. La misi6n de
cada uno es pensar y actuar con seguridad. Cuando falten resguardos
en las miquinas, se advierte que faltan travesaiios en una escalera o que
estAn rotos, cuando las herramientas estan deterioradas, etc....informe al

El 16 de Octubre

Abren Propuestas

De Playa Farfan
El Clubhouse de FarfAn y el Area
de Recreaci6n de la Playa situados
en la orilla occidental del Canal
frente a Balboa, serAn puestos pron-
to en operaci6n mediante concesion
con licencia, de acuerdo con pla-
nes anunciados por la Direcci6n de
Abastos y Servicios Comunales.
Las propuestas para la operaci6n
del Area de Recreaci6n de la Playa
de FarfAn y el clubhouse han sido
solicitadas por el Canal de PanamA
y seran abiertas el 16 de octubre a
las 10 a.m. en la oficina del Director
de Abastos y Servicios Comunales en
Balboa Heights.
Las estipulaciones de la licencia
permitirAn al postor ganador ocupar
el clubhouse en la playa para la ven-
ta de alimentos y otros refrescos a
las personas que usen la playa y sus
alrededores. Todo el abasto de ali-
mentos y materials, asi como articu-
los para la reventa deben ser obte-
nidos de fuentes aprobadas en la
Repilblica de Panama. No se per-
mitirA la venta de bebidas alcoh6-

Una delegaci6n de miembros de la Sociedad de Moradores de Villa CAccres visit en su despacho ial Director de
Abastos y Servicios Comunales, L. A. Ferguson, con el fin de testimoniarle su reconocimiento por la ayuda pres-
tada en el sentido de obtener sus hogares en esa comunidad de la capital panamefia. La delegaci6n tambi6n
entreg6 a Ferguson ejemplares de la edici6n extraordinaria de su publicaci6n titulada "El Sol". En la grafica
aparecen de izq. a der. (sentados) Rufina A. de Platariotis, L. A. Ferguson, y Margarita M. de Preciado; de pies:
Edgar E. Taylor, Percy A. Kenny, Edunrdo Rebolledo C. y Juan B. Barsallo.


De Aparatos de

(NoTA DE LA RED LCCION: Esta es una
de la series de cronicas encaminadas
a ofrecer uitiles consejos para aliviar
pequehos problems domdsticos que
pudieran surgir. Se agradece la co-
laboraci6n de dependencias califica-
das que han prestado su asesora-
miento a la Divisi6n de Abastos y
Servicios Comunales, hacienda posi-
ble esta informacidn).
Las delicias del clima controlado
estan al alcance de su mano, es cier-
to, pero ello demand cierta atenci6n
de su parte.
Ese aparato que refrigera el aire
require atenci6n para operar al mA-
ximo de su eficiencia. Utilizado a
toda potencia, es capaz de moderar
drasticamente la temperature, pero
ello extrae humedad de las paredes
interas, lo que podria resquebrajar
la madera, muebles y pintura. Por
otro lado la humedad de la cara ex-
terior de la pared, expuesta a tem-
peraturas normales, se condensaria,
haciendo deteriorar la pintura y
creando moho.
El agua que gotea de la parte del
aparato de aire acondicionado que
cuelga fuera de la pared, chorrea so-
bre Asta, dafiAndola y propiciando la
propagaci6n de hongos en estructu-
ras de madera. Las paredes exter-
nas estan mis expuestas a sufrir co-
mo conseouencia del funcionamiento
de acondicionadores de aire, requi-
riendo ser repintadas con mayor fre-
cuencia que otras parties del edificio.
En cuanto al interior de la casa:
cuidese de manchas, y sefas de po-
dredumbre en la madera de pare-
des y piso, que podrian scr causadas
por goteras de la mtiquina. Ello es
atribuible a mala instalaci6n o exceso
de refrigeraci6n, cuando no a otras
causes como desagiies atascados.
Dc vez en cuando se liace nece-
sario revisar la mAquina propiamen-
te dicha para limpiarle el polvo y
sucio acumulados.
Algunos aparatos requieren de ais-
ladores para evitar la condensaci6n
de aire en sus cobertores y no estA
demis ponerles una vasija debajo
para evitar dafios.
En cuanto a otra fase del asunto,
isabe Ud. que experiments realiza-
dos por la Armada sefialan que no
es saludable hajar drasticamente la
temperature en el aparato de aire
acondicionado? De suerte que la tem-
peratura mnis indicada es la que fluc-
tua entire los 75 y 78 grades.
La mejor regla general es la de
que sc manteinga la temperature a

__ __ __ __ __ __


Esclusas de Miraflores_-
Esclusas de Gatiun
Las Cruces (2 viajes)__
Reina Manuelita (1 viaje)
Vapor "Wilhem Ruys"_-


Jardines de Summit 120
Edificio Asuntos Civiles __ 60
Planta Filtradora
de Mt. Hope -.- 40
Total 3,710

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
bia visto en tres ocasiones cuando
surgi6 a la superficie para respirar,
antes de que se abriesen las com-
puertas de la esclusa de Miraflores.
Otro manati dio un tremendo sus-
to a un esquiador acuAtico cuando
apareci6, stibitamente, en su ruta en
el lago Gatin, en las proximidades
de Gorgona. Al principio pcns6 que
seria un tronco de Arbol pero el ma-
mifero se sumergi6 segundos delan-
te de un possible choque con el de-
Hasta ahora nadie ha confundido
a los juguetones mamiferos con si-
renas ni nereidas. Con la excepci6n
del manati adolescent de 150 li-
bras, procedente del Peri, todos los
demAs actualmente en aguas del Ca-
nal proceden de la region de Chan-
guinola, Provincia de Bocas del Toro.
Los dos filtimos recien Ilegados fue-
ron enviados al estanque de lirios
de los sardines de Summit mientras
sc reparaba la malla de acero de la
laguna especial que se les acondi-
cion6 sobre el rio Chagres.
La traida de manaties se realize
a sugerencia de J. P. Smith, antiguo
Ayudante del Director de Salubri-
dad, quien habia observado que en
Florida en las Guayanas Britinicas se
les emplea para el control de la ve-
getaci6n acuAtica, que en el Canal
ya era un problema. El interns de
la Direcci6n de Salubridad es el de
controlar un mosquito que se repro-
duce en las raices ventiladas de va-
rias plants acuAticas.


La Comisi6n de Festejos Navide-
fios del Hospital Gorgas estt ulti-
mando los arreglos para el program
de Navidad consistent en un cs-
pectAculo para distracci6n de los pa-
cientes. Aquellos que desearen par-
ticipar en cantar villancicos u otros
nlmeros tradicionales, deben de co-
municarse con la sefiorita Vera C.
Mobley, (tel6fono: Balboa 2-4354).
Para evitar complicaciones, tolas
las actividades para la Navidad es-
tAn siendo coordinadas por intermc-
dio de la Oficina de la Cruz Roja
en el Hospital Gorgas.
Los anuncios respectivos los hizo
p6blicos el Coronel Harry D. Of-
futt, Jr., director del hospital des-

s6lo unos 10 grades debajo de la pu1s de una reciente sesi6n del
i tempcratura exterior. ComitR.

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Octubre 2, 1964

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