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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: November 27, 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: VID00486
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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THE PANAMA CANAL G ofthe Panama Canal museum

Vol. III, No. 23 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, November 27, 1964

Slide Playing Role

SAs "Field Laboratory"



NEARLY COMPLETED-Interior work finished, the new hospital building
at Ailigandi Island in the San Blas needs only finishing touches to be ready
for service. Next step is the installation of equipment and power facilities.
After that, patients will be accepted.

Hospital in San Bias

Project of Zone Group

Helping hands in the Canal Zone
have reached out to bring about a
revolution in medical care for the
San Bias Indians.
About $15,000 has been con-
tributed to build a small, modern
hospital on Ailigandi Island, a med-
ical center that will be able to handle
operations, dental work, and provide
beds and care for patients who need
hospitalization.. It will have X-ray
equipment, a daily schedule for sick
calls, and nurses will staff the facility.
Doctors will visit on a regular sched-
ule and one full time doctor will be
Behind this activity is the First
Baptist Church of Balboa Heights,
under the ministry of the Reverend
William H. Beeby. The membership
has also furnished much volunteer
labor, which, combined with a main
effort by the Cuna Indians, built the
structure over a period of several
A look inside reveals a miniature
hospital. There are guest rooms, a
kitchen, dining room, two private
rooms, and a poured concrete floor
to provide expansion of the second
floor. On the ground floor are a pair
of two-bed wards, a consultation
room, examination room, surgical and
delivery room, sterilization room, and
medical storage room. The delivery
room alone will save the Indian
women many trips to hospitals in
The center will serve all the San
Blas Islands. It's a big step forward.
Medical needs in the islands have
been served by clinics that have some
medicines, but little advanced equip-
ment and almost no facilities to deal
with emergencies or serious cases.
And there has been a scarcity of
trained personnel.
Doctors from Panama have been
contributing their time and skills
without charge, but on a time-avail-
able basis. This has provided some
care, but the distance from Panama
and transportation expense are major
problems for them. A small plane or
two goes to the islands daily, but
only in the morning when winds are
low enough for the plane to land.
A boat trip takes 2 to 3 days from
When completed, the center will
be turned over to the Baptist Home
Mission Board for operation. No
charges will be made for treatment
or hospitalization. Indians from any
of the 42 settlements along the island
chain may use the center. And the

provision for extra floor space will
undoubtedly be used before many
months have passed.
The cost of equipment will, ulti-
mately, be a big one. A diesel gen-
erator will be installed for power and
light. A huge tank must be built to
catch rain water, the only pure water
now available. There will be hot
running water, too-the first in the
San Bias Islands. Some used equip-
ment has been donated. A few cartons
of medical supplies are on hand, but
not enough.
The Home Mission Board, under
Dr. L. D. Wood, will take over the
completed project and coordinate it
into a working hospital with a budget
and efficient administration. Dr.
Wood, whose office is in Balboa, fore-
sees much work ahead, both in the
field and at his office on Balboa Road.
Overcoming problems is his business.
Working at the building on a
recent weekend were Ken Man-
thorne, a Panama Canal employee;
A. V. Nygard, a civilian employee
of the Army; S/Sgt. Charles Bark-
man of the U.S. Army and S/Sgt.
L. B. Whitson and T/Sgt. Raleigh
Lane of the U.S. Air Force.
The Cuna Indian, a cheerful and
reticent sort, has had to travel far
to get modern medical care. And his
life in the islands is not always an
easy one.
To him, this white building, awash
with sunshine on the shore of little
Ailigandi Island is a beacon, an
outstretched hand that will ease the
burden of sickness in a remote land.

That sizeable slide a short distance
north of Pedro Miguel Locks on the
west bank, while a nuisance and
potentially troublesome, may serve a
useful purpose. Study of it as a "field
laboratory" could provide valuable
information for the future.
Several independent studies are
being made, and the slide studies fit
into an existing project already under
way on sea level canal studies.
Investigations by experts from the
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers are supplementing re-
search being done by Panama Canal
engineering personnel.
Inspections of the slide area and
surrounding terrain have been made
recently by Dr. Robert V. Whitman,
professor of soil mechanics, MIT, a
well-known researcher on soil dy-
namics, and by W. J. Turnbull, Chief,
Soils Engineering Division, U.S.
Army Engineers Waterways Experi-
ment Station, Corps of Engineers,
Vicksburg, Miss.
Also participating in the MIT
studies is Dr. Joacim Serafim, of Por-
tugal, world-renowned expert on rock
mechanics, now with MIT.
The MIT and Corps of Engineers
experts were informed of the slide
because they already were making
a study of Panama Canal geology,
slopes, and construction day slides,
broadening and reviewing criteria set
up for a sea level canal by the 1947
canal studies. They came to the Isth-
mus specifically to see if they could
use the current slide as a field
The slide is especially worthy of
study because it occurred 50 years
after excavation of the Canal, with
no recent excavation in the adjacent
area to help trigger it. Studies may
produce important gains in the little
known field of the weakening effects
of time on the geologic formations
through which the present Canal
Panama Canal engineers are pro-
viding technical support to the MIT
and Corps of Engineers experts, have
turned over all pertinent data, and
will continue to collaborate on addi-
tional drilling, soil samples, analysis,
and obtaining undisturbed samples
for tests.
Water pressure measuring devices
also have been installed to determine
whether any artesian water pressures
are higher than the adjoining water

Learnership Program Started

In Semiskilled Jobs Field

The Panama Canal has launched
a new program to develop young men
for semiskilled positions. The project,
called the Learnership Program, got
under way with the employment of
eight Panamanian "learners" early
this month. Many more such employ-
ments are planned for the future.
The new Learnership Program is
being conducted by the Panama
Canal's Employee Utilization and
Development staff. The program
coordinator is John M. McTaggart,
employee development officer.
The Learnership Program is de-
signed primarily to prepare young
men for employment in the manual
category at the below-journeyman
level. In addition, at a later stage, it

will prepare young people for em-
ployment in other categories at the
lower and medium levels.
Training for journeymen craft level
positions (M-10 and above) will con-
tinue through the apprenticeship
program, which has an outstanding
record for the development of skilled
The fundamental purpose of the
Learnership Program is to provide
competent workers for the work to
be done, at the right place and at
the right time. This first group of
learners is being trained as helpers
to craftsmen in various crafts.
The leaners are career-conditional
employees in the Canal organization
(Continued on p. 4)

"table" and the surface water level
of the Canal.
There will be continued coordina-
tion and cooperation on observations,
geological exploration, sampling, lab-
oratory testing, and water level and
seepage determinations.
Independent stability analyses
being made by MIT, the Waterways
Experiment Station, and Panama
Canal Engineering Division will show
what the strength of the rock in the
slide area was when it failed. When
these analyses are completed, results
will be compared, to give a better
understanding of the cause of slides.
This most recent slide occurred in
one of the commonest types of forma-
tions along the Canal's ocean-to-
ocean route.
The visiting experts were accom-
panied on their inspections by

Anthony P. Mann, soils engineer, and
Robert H. Stewart, geologist, both
of the Panama Canal Engineering
They toured the entire Cut, both
by water and by land.
The slide has been moving about .
as expected, with 250,000 to 300,000
cubic yards in motion involving about
3 acres of ground surface. Dredging
will be done only as necessary to
assure unhindered Canal traffic until
dry season, when it will be possible
to remove weight from the surface
to reduce pressure moving the earth
and rock mass toward and into the
Canal channel.
The top of the slide has dropped
about 15 feet since it was detected
September 21, and the base of the
slide has moved into the Canal
(Continued on p. 4)

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One breed of the varmints.

Soft Look's Misleading;

Their Conduct
This is "electric cat" time in the
Canal Zone. But don't get excited and
call the Electrical Division to ask
for one. You want no part of these
"electric cats," for they can give you
a shock and raise you right out of
your seat.
And one may be in your own back
yard-resting on a tree branch-right
The "electric cats" are fuzzy,


wooly-like caterpillars. It is not really
electricity that gives the shock effect.
It's venom from the sting of the hairs
on the caterpillar. The stinging sensa-
tion goes right up the arm if a hand
makes contact with the hairs of the
It may be intense enough and hit
so fast that it actually will knock a
victim to his knees. In extreme cases,
(Continued on p. 4)

Not Applicable at the Moment

All changes in regulations, routinely, go out from the Personnel Bureau
to all unions and other employee organizations. Many do not have blanket
effect. Following is a letter received from the Canal Zone Pilots Associa-
tion after distribution of changes in maternity leave regulations:
Mr. R. L. SEELEY, Chief
Employee-Management Relations Staff
Panama Canal Company
Balboa Heights, C.Z.
Your letter with the draft copy of proposed new regulations governing
maternity leave has been received and reviewed by us.
At this time we do not have any pregnant pilots and do not anticipate
any in the foreseeable future. I admit we do have a few that look in
"the family way" but it is only what we refer to as "Coast Guard" chest.
If any of our members would become this way we are sure they would
"report pregnancy to their supervisor as soon as it is an established fact."
We appreciate your concern for us in this matter.
Maternally yours,

, G


November 27, 1964

Hil ^j111yiu11

She Wields Torch

As a Lady Artist

The welded iron sculpture above,
titled Tide Pool, is the work of Canal
Zone artist Shirley Rousseau-Murphy,
and a winner of first award in sculp-
ture in the California State Fair, 1960.
An employee of the main Canal
Zone Library and wife of Patrick
J. Murphy, Canal Zone Probation and
Parole Officer, Mrs. Murphy has been
in the Canal Zone for the past year
and a half. Originally from California,

At The
Week Beginning Saturday,
November 28, 1964
(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:10-Mon., 7:30-
I'd Rather Be Rich
Tues.-Journey To The 7th Planet
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-Doctor Strangelove
Fri., 7:00-Ring-A-Ding Rhythm
Saturday night-A Distant Trumpet
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-From
Russia With Love
Tues.-Cry Of Battle
Wed.-Doctor At Sea
Thurs.-Tunes Of Glory
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-Fabulous
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-Samson
Sun.-Sundays And Cybele
Tues.-Doctor At Sea
Wed.-Cry Of Battle
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-From Russia With Love
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-What
A Way To Go
Mon.-The Sun Also Rises
Tues.-The Man From Galveston
Wed.-The Secret Door
Thurs.-Fri.-The Legend Of Lobo
Saturday-night-The Cardinal
Sun., 2:00 p.m. Matinee-The Animal
Sunday night-Monday, 7:00-The Victors
Tues.-Long Day's Journey Into Night

she graduated from the California
School of Fine Arts in 1951, worked
as a commercial artist for 4 years, and
then turned to serious painting and
Mrs. Murphy and her mother,
painter Helen Rousseau, recently
were honored with a two-man exhibi-
tion at the Instituto Panamefio de
Arte and were the first North Amer-
icans to exhibit at the Instituto.
Junk yards are Mrs. Murphy's
favorite source of raw material. She
finds the shapes and textures exiting,
and enjoys working with metal much
more than with other media such as
clay and cement. Her husband, Pat,
taught her to weld, and gave her
her torches and tanks for Christmas
in 1959. Her last one-man show
was at the Richmond Art Museum,
Richmond, Calif., in 1963.
She has won several awards for
sculpture and painting in California
and has exhibited work in all of the
9 major California Art Museums, as
well as in 21 of the 50 States.
Mrs. Murphy finds the atmosphere
of Panama and the Canal Zone con-
ducive to painting, and most inter-
esting from an artist's point of view.
She admires the Panamanian painters
and finds the people of the Isthmus
most interested in the arts.

Wed.-Stop, You're Killing Me
Thurs.-Trouble Along The Way
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-Bal Tabarin
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Matinee-
Never Put It In Writing
Sunday night-A Distant Trumpet
Tues.-Trouble Along The Way
Thurs.-Long Day's Journey Into Night
Fri.-The Victors
OAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees

BALBOA: 10:00 a.m.-Jungle Man-Eaters
Johnny Weismuller: Another exciting
episode of the Jungle Jim series.
(75 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Born To Sing-
Walt Disney's symphony of song and
color with the famous Vienna Boys
Choir. (85 min.)
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Snow White And
The Three Stooges-The wonderful story
of Snow White with a new look. (In
Color.) (113 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-West Of The River
Clint Walker. Western featurette and
Roadrunner cartoon.
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-Jason And The
Argonauts-The legend of Jason and his
search for the Golden Fleece.
GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Tarzan's Savage Fury
Lex Barker: The king of the jungle in
another exciting episode. (85 min.)


Employees promoted or transferred Robert W. Barnes, Structural Iron Bartolo GonzAlez, Emanuel Blaids-
between October 5, 1964 and Novem- Worker to Leader Structural Iron dell, Ra61 A. G6mez, Food Service
ber 5, 1964 (within grade promo Worker. Worker to Food Service Worker
tios ad jb r sific s ae n Pedro A. Pinz6n A., Apprentice (Heavy).
Stions and job reclassifications are not Refrigeration and Air Condition- David E. Mitchell, Assistant Baker
listed). ing Mechanic (4th Year) to Refrig- to Baker.
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER eration and Air Conditioning Me- Corozal Hospital
Payroll and Machine Accounting Edwardo A. Reefer, Ward Service
a achiPhilip M. Moolchan, Apprentice Aid, Gorgas Hospital, to Hospital
Branch Plumber (4th Year) to Plumber. Guard.
Edmundo F. Joseph, Supervisory Richard L. Burchett, Apprentice Emrito Seaida, Storekeeping Clerk
Clerk to Accounting Assistant. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Emto cal orekee
IJos6 F. Bernard, Bookkeeping Ma- Mechanic, (1st Year) to Apprenticel Guard.
chine Operator to Supervisory Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Albert Gustave, Stockman, Supply
Clerk. Mechanic (2d Year). Division, to Hospital Guard.
CIVIL AFFAIRS BUREAU Lloyd A. Perkins, Apprentice Car- Sanitation Division
Police Division penter(3d Year) to Apprentice Car- Ezequiel Oliveros, Utility Worker,
Police Division center (4th Year). Supply Division, to Laborer
Thomas A. Frensley, Detective to Eustace G. Mathews, Maintenance- (Heavy-Pest Control).
Police Sergeant, Cristobal. man (boats), Industrial Division, to
Hollis Griffon, Police Private to Carpenter. Division of Veterinary Medicine
Detective, Cristobal. Amos Garth, Carpenter (Mainte- Henry Mattaden, Animal Caretaker
Robert B. Mills, Police Private to nance), Supply Division, to Car- to Biological Laboratory Aid.
Detective, Balboa.
Ricardo R. Royo, Bookkeeping Ma- peter. SUPPLY AND COMMUNITY
chine Operator, Payroll Machine Oliver F. B. Ifil, Helper Shipwright, SERVICE BUREAU
and Accounting Branch, to Police Industrial Division, to Carpenter. Community Services Division
Private. William H. Peart, Helper Lock Oper- Anne A. Lawson, Accounting Tech-
George H. Cotton, Window Clerk, ator, Locks Division, to Carpenter. nician, Accounting Division, to
Postal Division, to Police Private. Luke Lambert, Helper Structural Budget Analyst.
Arturo E. Agard, Stevedore, Ter- Iron Worker to Painter (Mainte-
minals Division, to Police Private. nance). Supply Division
Postal Division Benjamin Mercado A., Helper (Gen- Muriel C. Black, Clerk-Typist to
Robert S. Herr, Assistant Director of eral) to Painter (Maintenance). Supply Clerk (Typing).
Robert S Herr, Assistant Director ofRupert Newell, Laborer (Cleaner) Michael L. Friedel, Usher (Theaters)
Posts to Drector of Posts. Schools Division, to Carpenter. to Doorman (Theaters).
James E. Harrell, Finance Branch Mitchell McLeary, Laborer (Cleaner) Claude A. Weeks, Warehouseman to
Superintendent to Relief Super- to Laborer (Heavy). Sales Clerk.

Eugene Breakfield, Relief Supervisor Albert E. Stevens, Laborer (Cleaner) Pedro Belefio, Helper Carpenter to
to Assistant Foreman, Mailing Schools Division, to Carpenter. Carpenter (Maintenance).
Division. Cyntia A. Ellis, Counterwoman to
Dredging Division Sales Checker.

Office of the Director
Marion Wells, Clerical Assistant to
Administrative Services Assistant.
Joan R. Cartotto, Clerk-Stenographer
to Secretary (Stenographer).
Electrical Division
Edward T. Paine, Machinist (Marine),
Industrial Division, to Shift Engi-
neer (Mechanical).
Warren W. Morse, Lock Operator
(Machinist), Locks Division, to
Shift Engineer (Mechanical).
Wilfred P. Lew, Accounting Clerk to
Supply Clerk.
Francisco A. Estrada, Laborer
(Cleaner) to Helper Electrician.
Engineering Division
Louis J. Tanassy, Supervsory General
Engineer to Chief, Specifications
and Estimates Branch.
Roger Toledano, Mechanical Engi-
neer to Mechanical Engineer
Gil Valiente, Laborer to Surveying
Maintenance Division
John S. McKean, Structural Iron-
worker to Lead Foreman (Public
Works Wharf Building).

Special Education

Association To Meet
The December meeting of the
Canal Zone Special Education Asso-
ciation will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2, in the audi-
torium of the Jewish Welfare Board
Building on La Boca Road.
Miss Aura Aguirre, special educa-
tion teacher, and Miss Mary Margaret
Thompson, clinical psychologist, will
speak on "Parent Attitudes Toward
a Handicapped Child."
Refreshments will be served follow-
ing the meeting. All interested per-
sons are cordially invited to attend.

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.

Donald Chung, Apprentice Ma-
chinist (4th Year) to Machinist
Industrial Division
Frank L. Ostrander, Assistant Retail
Store Manager, Supply Division,
to Graduate Intern (Administrative
Alfonso Martin, Apprentice Sheet-
metal Worker (4th Year) to Sheet-
metal Worker.
Kenneth M. Herbert, Alton C. Grant,
Line Handler (Deckhand).to Sea-
man (Launch).
Locks Division
Rowan H. Bailey, Lock Operator (Ma-
chinist) to Leader Lock Operaotr
Daniel H. George, Robert S. Flumach,
Electrician to Lock Operator (Elec-
Navigation Division
John J. Dorsa, Richard M. Andrews,
Pilot-in-Training, to Pilot, Proba-
Herbert H. Carlson, Police Private,
Police Division, to Marine Traffic
Controller Assistant.
Gilbert Squires, Seaman (Launch),
Dredging Division, to Seaman.
Osbourne O. Forte, Line Handler
(Deckhand) to Seaman.
Gorgas Hospital
Margaret A. Schultz, Staff Nurse
(Medicine and Surgery).
Mauricio Rivas, Messenger to Clerk.

Motor Transportation Division
Jorge W. Lindsay, Truck Driver to
Conrad A. Williams, Helper, Heavy
Duty Equipment Mechanic, to
Mobile Equipment Mechanic (Or-
Leonardo Goldburn, Automotive
Equipment Serviceman to Chauf-
Ra61 H. Pinedo L., Railroad Track-
man, Railroad Division, to Truck
Terminals Division
John H. Harris, Guard to Guard
Earl R. Russell, George S. Clarke,
Cargo Marker to Clerk Checker.
Charles H. Jordan, Supervisory
Pharmacist, Gorgas Hospital.
John Y. Wagner, Admeasurer Assist-
ant, Navigation Division.
Florence K. Rosenblatt, Supervisory
Clerk (Typing), Engineering Divi-
Luis A. Fong, Accounting Technician,
Accounting Division.
Carlyle N. Atherley, Time, Leave,
and Payroll Clerk, Payroll and
Machine Accounting Branch.
Manuel Rivera, Paul D. Vergara H.,
Bookkeeping Machine Operators,
Accounting Division.
Eustaquio Herrera, Surveying Aid,
Engineering Division.

Beer Can Break-Through

Puerto Lobos, Mexico, is a village of some 10 houses located
on the Gulf of California, where the desert and the ocean meet.
Mainstay of the local economy is "catering" to sports fisher-
I men, who nevertheless have
V to carry in almost all of their


supplies, including ice and
drinking water.
A visiting American mining
engineer reports that, on his
last visit, he found the place
"booming." The inhabitants
were building a new hoiuse-

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I of concrete. Construction of
1 the concrete blocks was sim-
plicity itself-mix beach sand, cement, and sea water. Pour
in mold, press in two empty beer cans, and level off.
Purpose of the beer cans is to lighten the blocks and save
Source of the beer cans? Litter from fishing parties.
What works in Puerto Lobos does not necessarily work
everywhere, but the question, "How can we do this better,
or cheaper, or faster?" applies equally in Puerto Lobos,
Washington, D.C., or the Canal Zone.

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November 27, 1964



1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Parade of Sports
4:00-Chapel of the Air
4:30-Wonderful World of Golf
5:30- This Is The Life
6:00- Close Up
6:30- Newsreel
6:45-Football Scoreboard
7:00-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Dennis Day
8:00-Gary Moore Show
8:55-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-Joey Bishop Show
9:30-Meaning Of Communism
10:15-Sacred Heart
10:30-Movie Time:
"Here Comes Trouble"
4:00- Afternoon
5:30-Focus on America
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
9:05-Celebrity Game
10:15-Steve Allen
5:30-Eugene Ormandy
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)
8:30-The Third Man
9:05-SCN Special "The Presidency"
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"Cardinal Richelieu"
5:00-SCN News
5:05-Dance Party
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-To Tell the Truth
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:30-Star Playhouse
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-Desilu Playhouse:
10:15-Tonight Show
4:00- Afternoon
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-True Adventure
6:55- SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Silver Wings
7:30-The Real McCoys
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-The Jimmy Dean Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Death Valley Days
9:30-All Star Theater
10:15-All-Star Comedy Show
4:00- Afternoon
5:30- Report
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-Science In Action
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-NBC Opera "Don Giovanni"
9:15-Greatest Dramas
9:30-Star and the Story
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:50-EBF: "What Is A Bird?"
2:00-Capt. Kangaroo
2:45-EBF: Suez Canal
3:00--Sports Time
3:30-Pro Bowlers Tour
4:15--American Bandstand
5:30-Science Report
6:00-SCN NEWS (English)
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Ted Mack
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:30-King of Diamonds
9:00-Lawrence Welk
10:15-Bowling Live from Balboa

About Alcohol ...

Dangerous Misconceptions

* Some people are less affected by
alcohol than others. It often looks that
way, but the fact is that, other things
being equal (weight, amount of food
in the stomach, etc.), one drink has
the same physical effect on a teen-
ager as on a heavy drinker. Experi-
enced drinkers are simply better at
masking the effects outwardly.

Anniversary Report Reflects "Space Station"

Alliance for Progress Gains IITC t int'
UC Student'sL4A~JkI


PanCanal Bowling Tournament

Scheduled at Margarita Lanes

The Annual City Tournament of
the PanCanal Bowling Association
will be held March 6 through
March 14 at the Margarita Bowling
Center. It will be the first time in
the association's history that the
tourney has been held on the Atlantic
side of the Isthmus.
Last year's tournament, at Albrook
Bowling Center, set new all-time
records in entries, with 81 5-man
teams competing in the team event,
140 2-man teams in the doubles
event, 224 in the singles event and
150 in the all events.
There is a change in the format of
the 24th tournament. Team events,
doubles events, and singles events are
scheduled every day of the 9-day
Tournament. Previous tournaments
completed the team events before
bowling the doubles and singles.
Another change has been made in
the tournament rules to base the
entrance average on the highest aver-
age during the 1963-64 season.
Bowlers who didn't establish an
average in the PCBA last season
must establish a 21-game average in
the 1964-65 season and those without
an established average will enter the
tournament on a scratch basis.








Multiple participation, in each of
the events, will again be a feature
of the tournament. Mixed leagues,
clubs, and various divisions of the
Panama Canal are expected to form
independent teams. "Curly" Bates,
will again sponsor the Atlantic Side
Canal Zone Police team and the Postal
Division team under the Curundu
Pro Shop name.
Complete tournament rules will be
posted in all bowling centers. Entry
blanks will be available at the centers
on January 15. Closing dates of
entries for the team event and all
events will be March 1. Doubles and
singles will remain open until /2 hour
before the final shift on March 14.
Pacific side bowlers will have pre-
ference in selecting their times of
bowling on the two Saturdays and
Sunday of the tournament. The
Atlantic side bowlers will fill the
schedule for their events Monday
through Friday. After the March 1
closing date for team and all events,
the unfilled portion of the schedule
will be open to all entrants on a first
come-first served basis.
In addition to the trophies and
cash prizes, there will be many
donated daily prizes.


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On the third anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, the changes it has
produced in Panama in respect to education, health, agrarian reform, roads,
and housing are notable.
A quick evaluation of the benefits obtained since 1961 shows:
* 77 schools built by the system of mutual help
* 11 schools built through contracts
* 282,000 textbooks distributed
* 5 rural public health centers constructed
* 2 hospitals renovated
* 7 mobile public health units put into service
* 39 water wells dug
* 182 houses constructed by the system of mutual help
* 3,131 low cost housing units constructed
* 423 kilometers of side roads built
* 4 aqueducts in the main cities of the Interior constructed
* 1,853 loans given to small and medium scale farmers and cattlemen.
* Numerous students have obtained scholarships in foreign countries
* Care has extended its benefits to some 768,544 persons


By Eleanor Burnham

Extreme Magic is composed of
eight short stories and a novela by
Hortense Calisher, who first gave an
indication of her remarkable talent
with In the Absence of Angels in
1951. Each of her succeeding books
has added to her stature as one of our
most distinguished American writers.
In this latest collection Miss Calisher
includes one very funny sketch about
an American writer in Paris who is
armed with school-girl French which
she learned by means of the Inter-
national Phonetic Alphabet; an em-
pathetic tale of two expatriate profes-
sors in the United States; and the
beautifully told story of the meeting
of two people whose lives had been
shattered by tragedy but are restored
through "Extreme Magic." This is an
absorbing book.
In The Toff and the Runaway
Bride, John Creasy features one of his
favorite detectives, the Honorable
Richardson Rollison, known to under-
world figures as the Toff. This
mystery is replete with blackmail,
multiple murder and just about every-
thing else that the ingenious author

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Safety helmets are nothing new-they're not
unique and they're not the first! In fact, they're
only the latest development in the long history
of man's effort to keep his head where it's needed
most-intact on his shoulders.

(First of a series. Prepared as a public service by the American
Motor Scooter Association.)

can concoct and is one of his most
exciting and fast-moving who-dun-its
to date. When one says that, it's
saying a great deal, because John
Creasy's annual world book sales are
now well over 1%/ million copies
according to his publishers. Creasy's
hundreds of local fans will surely like
this one.
The Lost Colony is a long, well-
written and dramatic novel by Edison
Marshall about Sir Walter Raleigh's
colonists who settled Roanoke Island
off the North Carolina coast in 1587.
Marshall offers an interesting and
plausible solution to the mystery of
the lost colony. This is a good
historical novel by an old master.
The Duplicate is a Crime Club
mystery by H. Baldwin Taylor. What
appears to be a neatly tied-up triangle
resulting in a murder and suicide falls
under the suspicious eye of the owner
of the local paper. After considerable
effort he sells the police on his clever
reasoning. A small brass house key
provides the answer to the puzzle.
The Silken Angels is a history of
parachuting by Martin Caidin, one of
the world's outstanding aeronautics
and aviation authorities. Caidin
brings into this story many of the
famous early flyers such as Lindberg
and Doolittle, as well as a score of
other pilots and test-pilots, whose
"silken angels" protected them from
sudden disaster. Dozens of photos
illustrate the book and help make it
both fascinating and worthwhile.

Farewell Luncheon

Set for Capt. Abbott

A stag farewell luncheon for Capt.
Elmer Abbott, Balboa Port Captain,
who is retiring in December, has
been arranged for December 3 in
the main lounge of Albrook AFB
Officer's Club from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
All friends of Captain Abbott who
wish to attend the luncheon are
asked to make reservations with Peter
N. Riley in the Navigation Division,
telephone 2-1833; William Violette
at 2-3729 or G. L. Koontz at 2-2632.

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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Home for 30 Days

Gary Wade Irving, senior in the
College of Engineering at the Uni-
versity of California, has been chosen
as a leader in a special "Outer Space"
project being conducted at the
Douglas aircraft plant at Santa
M6nica, Calif.
With three other students, he
entered a "space station" Novem-
ber 16. They will remain there 30
days in an experiment on what can
be accomplished in "outer space."
Irving was selected in August as one
of 10 students to be trained in Gary Wade Irving
aerospace biotechnology at the
Douglas plant. 3 years at the university, along with
He will be remembered in the his engineering projects. He is the
Canal Zone as the "flying trackman." son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Irving
He has lettered in track each of his of Margarita.


November 27, 1964

Ray I. Sealey, Learner (Helper-Machinist), Maintenance Division, is shown
(left) disassembling a power mower gear box. Thomas L. O'Flaherty, Machine
Shop Supervisor, center, talks with John M. McTaggart, Coordinator,
Learnership Program.


Mail? First

Deadline Past
Christmas is closer than you think.
If those packages and letters des-
tined by surface mail to such far-
away places as Europe and Asia,
haven't been posted yet-forget it.
The deadline set by the Canal Zone
Postal Division on this type of
Christmas mail ended November 5.
They can still be sent by airmail,
however, if the sender will get them
to the Canal Zone Post Offices for
dispatch by December 10.
Surface mail destined for any place
in the United States or Canada,
should be brought to the post office
between November 25 and Decem-
ber 4. This should insure delivery by
December 25.
Airmail can be sent to the United
States as late as December 15 but
Canal Zone Postal authorities do not
recommend waiting until the last
minute. Postal facilities both here
and in the United States are taxed
to capacity during the week or 10
days before the holidays.

"Make a Million"

Will Open Dec. 4

The Theatre Guild's next produc-
tion, Make A Million, directed by
Kathy Wilber, is scheduled to open
December 4 for an 8-night run at
the Playhouse in Ancon.
Reservations may be made begin-
ning today by telephoning the box
office, Balboa 3786, between 7 and
10 p.m. each evening.
Make A Million, a three-act
comedy, ensures Theatre Guild
audiences a delightful evening.

Slide Studied
(Continued from p. 1)
channel about 20 feet, on an incline
of approximately 45 degrees from the
side of the channel. There have been
no delays to shipping.
There has been no real upheaval
at the base of the channel and some
"lumps" which have appeared on the
channel "floor" actually have dis-
appeared without any work on them.
At least one, measured electronically
to be about 5 feet high, had virtually
disappeared by the time personnel
with a drag device for positive sound-
ing arrived on the scene. Turbulence
from the propellors of two transiting
ships, plus rapid decay of the hump
material in flowing water, caused it
to disappear almost to the normal
channel depth.
Much of the submerged slide
material is washing away in the tur-
bulence caused by passing ships and
the currents set up in the Canal by
spilling water through the locks.

Items submitted for free Swap Shop
listing must be limited to 20 words, not
counting address and/or telephone
number. They must be signed, but
names will not be published. Panama
Canal employees and their wives or
husbands may offer "swap" items.
Address: Swap Shop, Spillway, Box M,
Balboa Heights.
AIR CONDITIONER, 1-ton, in good
working condition. For television
set in working condition. Los Rios
6376, phone 2-1762 after 3 p.m.
ANTIQUE JEWELRY, car luggage
rack. For Royal Dalton china like
that sold in commissaries 40-50
years ago. Ancon 536-A, phone

"Electric Cats"
(Continued from p. 1)
it can result in shock and even affect
breathing. Reaction varies with
individual sensitivity.
Just ask Louis Poletti of the Admin-
istrative Division, who has been a
recent victim, and who reported to
Gorgas Hospital for something to ease
the pain. Later, he captured a brown
and wooly specimen to show the
Panama Canal's Division of Sanita-
tion, and the caterpillar is in a glass
container in that office.
The hairs of the caterpillar have
come together to form a cocoon and
it is expected that in the near future
a brown moth will emerge. This
moth reportedly is called a Megalo-
pyge lanata, a member of the Mega-
lopygidae family. The moth is
Dr. Daniel Hirschl, Chief of
Pediatrics at Gorgas Hospital, advises
parents to warn their children to stay
away from any fuzzy or hairy cater-
pillars. In most parts of the States,
caterpillars rarely pose a problem, but
the tropical varieties are a different
story. Several different species cause
an itching rash and swelling.
What do they look like? One is
good-sized, 2 to 22 inches long, com-
pletely covered with thick grayish-
brown hair or fuzz. Another is green,
shorter than the brown fuzzy-wuzzy,
with spines sticking up from the back,
and still another is a "saddle" cater-
pillar, with bristles, bright green with
brownish or black markings.
At least 50 species are said to be
health hazards. They are found in
11 States in the southern part of the
Unted States. There, they're known
locally as woolly slugs, woolly worms,
possum bugs, and even Italian asps.
In Mexico, they're labeled "el perrito"
(little dog).
Houston, Tex., doctors reported
recently that there appear to be
epidemics of the stings every 4 or
5 years, when the moths, and there-
fore their caterpillars, are especially
And where the caterpillars are
more abundant than usual, their
hairs have been known to fly through
the air in such numbers as to bring
on asthma attacks in children who
never even touch them directly.

Learners Program
(Continued from p. 1)
and were selected from the appren-
ticeship register. They had previously
passed the apprenticeship examina-
tion but, because of the limited
number of available apprenticeships,
it was not possible to place them as
During the first 6 months of their
training, the learners are paid 80
cents an hour. At the end of this
period, they are carefully evaluated.
If their performance is satisfactory,
their pay is increased to 87 cents
an hour.
Those who successfully complete
the final 6 months of training are
promoted to Helper M-5, at 96 cents
an hour, and eventually to $1.06
ari hour.
As with all career-conditional em-
ployees, the learners are in a proba-
tionary period for their first year of
employment. They are required to
prove themselves both in the class-
room and on the job. Opportunities
for promotion after graduation are
dependent on each learner's ability
and initiative.
Young men selected for learner-
ships will be of high-school caliber,
thus raising the average education
level of the below-journeyman em-
ployee group. The younger, better
educated learner graduate should
have greater potential for promotion.
The first eight learners are: George
H. Simmons, learner (helper painter);
Leo A. Wilkinson, learner (helper
machinist maintenance); Ray I.
Sealey, learner (helper machinist-
maintenance); Mario A. Wendorf,
learner (helper refrigeration and air
conditioning mechanic); Hubert G.
Ranger, learner (automotive equip-
ment serviceman); James E. White,
learner (helper painter); Rupert A.
Small, learner (helper refrigeration
and air conditioning mechanic); and
Carver S. Soberts, learner (auto-
motive equipment serviceman). Two
are Motor Transportation Division
learners, and the rest are Maintenance
Division learners.



Paul Allen
Carlos A. Herrera
J. Douglas Lord
Ram6n Pefia, Jr.
Vernon J. Maxwell
Louis Archuleta
Joseph Flynn
Thomas Grimison
Tom Hannigan
Donald E. Judson

Reinaldo Archbold
Eric Green
Clara Kelsay
Wilfred E. Layne
Marianela Martinez
Arthur A. Brown
Vernal R. Henry
Adolph Kapinos
Fred A. Mohl
Samuel Prince.

Walter Dryja
H. A. Green
James Harris
Thomas McDonald
Karl T. Nehring
Isidro Nogueira
Modesto A. P6rez
James E. Taylor
Richard W. Thompson
Carlos Urefia S.
Charles W. Crarie
George Daley

Eugene A. Davis
Herbert S. Driscoll
Gregory B. Gramlick
Joseph L. Hummer
W. A. Lavallee
Joseph J. Lukacs
Charles J. Roth-Roffy
James A. Russell
June A. Stevenson
Wilfred V. Bartley
Te6filo G6mez
Beverly Halliday
Nephi O. Harding
Maudline Jemmott
Alma V. Larrier
George B. Palmer
Ruthwin Samuels
Edgar W. Best
Archibaldo C6rdoba
Alfonso G6mez
Ralph Davis
Genero Delgado
Juan J. Guevara
Wendell P. Maynard
Caspar C. Loredo
Stafford Edwards
Ernesto Wood
Bertha H. Ficzeri
Dale C. Clarke


Rodolph Chambers
Manuel Chiquinani
Robert G. Forsythe
Donald Garrido
John M. Klasovsky
Victor H.. May
Elmer J. Moolchan
Paul Seigler
Leonard Shirley
Eugene A. Tucker

Agustin Garcia
Patrick D. Tisdale

Mary P. Coffey
William C. Williford
Maria Headley
James White
Rathbun Hall
Robert J. Douglas

Cristobal High School Majorettes performed with the Cristobal High Band as one of the units featured during the
halftime ceremonies of the recent 1964 United Fund Palm Bowl football game played in Balboa Stadium. From
left: Donna Wolfe, sophomore; Mary Pope, junior, kneeling; Donna Vach6, senior, center, standing; and Kathy
Pennington, senior, right.

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Vol. III, No. 23 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 27 de Noviembre de 1964

En Marcha un Proerama de Caoacitacidn LA ALIANZA PARA EL PROGRESO

Para ----venes sin Capacs T- ni

Para Jovenes sin Capacidades Tecnicas

El Canal de PanamA ha dado co-
mienzo a un nuevo program para
capacitar nuevos j6venes para posi-
ciones sin conocimientos t6cnicos. El
proyecto, llamado el Programa de
Principiantes, se puso en march con
el empleo de ocho "principiantes"
panameiios a principios de este mes.
Para el future se planea el empleo de
muchos mAs.
El nuevo Programa de Principian-
tes es dirigido por el Personal encar-
gado de la Utilizaci6n y Capacitaci6n
de Empleados del Canal de PanamA.
El coordinator del Programa es John
M. McTaggart, funcionario de capa-
citaci6n de empleados.
El Program de Principiantes es
disefiado principalmente para prepa-
rar j6venes para el empleo en la cate-
goria manual bajo el nivel de
jornaleros. AdemAs, en una jornada
posterior, prepararA a los j6venes para
empleo en otras categories en los
niveles bajos y medianos.
El adiestramiento para las posicio-
nes del nivel de jornaleros (M-10 y
superior) continuarA a trav6s del
program de principiantes, que tiene
un record destacado para el desarrollo
de personal tecnico.
El prop6sito fundamental del Pro-
grama de Principiantes es proporcio-
nar trabajadores competentes para el
trabajo que serA realizado, en el lugar
y tiempo adecuados. Este primer
grupo de principiantes estA siendo en-
trenado como ayudantes a los artesa-
nos en diferentes oficios.
Los principiantes son empleados de
carrera-condicionales en la organiza-
ci6n del Canal y fueron seleccionados
del registro de aprendices. Ellos
habian pasado previamente el examen
de aprendizaje pero, debido al n6me-
ro limitado de aprendizaje, no fue
possible colocarlos como aprendices.

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S' f l,- I

James E. White, Principiante (Ayudante Pintor), en la Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento, limpia latas de pintura, preparandolas para ser usadas nuevamente.

Durante los primeros 6 meses de
su adiestramiento, los principiantes
reciben 80 centavos por hora. Al final
de este period, son cuidadosamente
evaluados. Si su labor es satisfactoria,
su pago es aumentado a 87 centavos
la hora.
Aquellos que completan satisfacto-
riamente los 6 meses finales del adies-
tramiento son ascendidos a Ayudante
M-5, a 96 centavos por hora, y
eventualmente a $1.06 por hora.
Como todos los empleados de
carrera-condicional, los principiantes
estAn en un period de prueba du-
rante su primer afio de empleo. Se
les exige que prueben su destreza
tanto en el sal6n de classes como en

el trabajo. Las oportunidades de
ascenso despues de la graduaci6n
dependent de la habilidad e iniciativa
de cada aprendiz.
Los j6venes seleccionados para el
aprendizaje serAn de calidad de
escuela secundaria, aumentando en
esta forma el promedio de nivel de
educaci6n del grupo de jornaleros de
bajo nivel. El graduado mAs joven y
mejor educado deberA tener mis
oportunidades de ascenso.
Los funcionarios del Canal esperan
que el aumento de utilizaci6n de ayu-
dantes y otros trabajadores a trav6s
del program librarA a los jornaleros
(Pasa a la pdgina 4)



El derrumbe que se produjo un
poco al norte de las Esclusas de
Pedro Miguel, podria resultar itil a
pesar de las inconveniencias que aca-
rrea. Ello depend de las oportuni-
dades que ofrezca como fuente de
studios que serian provechosos para
el future.
Con miras al mejor aprovecha-
miento del percance se han acometido
various studios, independientes unos
de otros, y el derrumbe podria con-
tribuir valiosa informaci6n para lo
concerniente a un canal a nivel.
Investigaciones que realizan exper-
tos del Instituto Tecnol6gico de
Massachussets y del Cuerpo de Inge-
nieros del Ej4rcito de Estados Unidos,
complementan las que efectuan inge-
nieros del Canal de PanamA.
Han realizado inspecciones sobre
el terreno el Dr. Robert V. Whitman,
professor de mecAnicas del suelo, MIT,
reconocido expert en dinAmica te-
rrestre; y W. J. Turnbull, jefe de la
Division de Ingenier*a del Suelo,
Estaci6n Experimental de Vias AcuA-
ticas del Cuerpo de Ingenieria del
Ejercito de Estados Unidos, Vicks-
burg, Mississippi.
Participa igualmente en esos me-
nesteres del MIT el Dr. Joacim Sera-
fim, de Portugal, mundialmente famo-
so expert en mecAnica de las rocas.
El grupo de experts citado se hallaba
haciendo un studio geol6gico del
Canal de PanamA, sus colinas y los
derrumbes de los dias de la construc-
ci6n con el fin de ampliar y revisar
datos obtenidos en 1947 en los estu-

dios sobre un canal a nivel. Vinieron
al Istmo precisamente para ver la
forma de aprovechar el actual de-
rrumbe para la obtenci6n de datos
Este derrumbe se estima como par-
ticularmente digno de studio, por
haberse producido 50 afos despu6s
de las excavaciones para el Canal y
sin que se hubiesen realizado otras,
mis recientes, en el Area del percance
a las que se pudiese atribuir el mismo.
Se persigue obtener datos sobre los
efectos a largo plazo que pudieran
producirse en la formaci6n geol6gica
por la cual atraviesa el present
Los ingenieros del Canal de Pa-
nama estAn suministrando la infor-
maci6n pertinente a los del MIT y
del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ej6r-
cito, prestAndoles ayuda t6cnica y
efectuando inclusive taladros adicio-
nales y ofreciendo muestras de tierra,
anAlisis y obteniendo muestras no
afectadas para las pruebas.
Igualmente se han instalado dis-
positivos para medir la presi6n del
agua para determinar si existe alguna
presi6n artesiana superior a la de la
tabla de agua adyacente y al agua
de la superficie del Canal.
La colaboraci6n continuarA en va-
riados aspects para la mejor coordi-
naci6n y aprovechamiento de los estu-
dios e investigaciones que vienen rea-
lizando los grupos ya citados arriba.
Cuando se analicen los studios, se
cotejaran los resultados para obtener

una mejor comprensi6n de la causa
de los derrumbes.
Acompafian en sus inspecciones a
los experts que nos visitan el inge-
niero de suelos, Anthony P. Mann y
el ge6logo Robert H. Steward, ambos
de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria del Canal
de PanamA.
El derrumbe se ha estado movien-
do, como se habia previsto, cubriendo
como 3 acres de la superficie.
Solo se dragaria a media que
se hiciere necesario para evitar obs-
tAculos a la navegaci6n, hasta que
Ilegue la estaci6n seca, cuando serA
possible remover alg6n peso en la su-
perficie para reducir la presi6n que
mueve la masa de tierra y roca hacia
la pauta del Canal.
La parte superior del derrumbe ha
disminuido en 15 pies desde que fue
descubierto, el 21 de septiembre, y
la base ha avanzado unos 20 pies
hacia el Canal en una inclinaci6n de
como 45 grades de la margen del
Canal, pero sin que se haya inte-
rrumpido, una sola vez, el libre
trinsito de las embarcaciones.
No se han producido levantamien-
tos de la corteza terrestre en la base
del canal y algunos "chichones" que
habian surgido, se han desvanecido
sin que fuere necesario hacer nada.
Uno de como 5 pies, medido electr6-
nicamente, ya no estaba alli cuando
se quiso dragarlo. La turbulencia
producida por las hblices de dos naves
que pasaron han podido contribuir a
que se nivelara el "chich6n" de tierra

Al cumplirse el tercer aniversario de la Alianza para el Progreso es
evidence a simple vista el cambio experimentado por la Rep6blica de
PanamA en campos tales como la educaci6n, salubridad, reform agraria,
carreteras y viviendas.
Una rApida evaluaci6n de los logros alcanzados desde 1961 hasta el
present indica que en este period:
* se han construido 77 escuelas por el sistema de ayuda mutua,
* se han levantado 11 escuelas mediante contratos,
* se han distribuido 282,000 libros de texto,
* se han construido 5 centros rurales de salud pdblica,
* se han hecho innovaciones a dos hospitals,
* se han puesto en servicio 7 unidades m6viles de salud p6blica,
* se han construido 39 pozos comunales de agua potable,
* se han edificado 182 viviendas por el sistema de ayuda mutua,
* se han construido 3,191 viviendas de bajo costo,
* se han construido 423 kil6metros de carreteras de penetraci6n,
* se han construido 4 acueductos en las principles ciudades del interior,
* se han concedido 1,853 pr6stamos a pequefios y medianos agricultores
y ganaderos,
numerosos estudiantes han obtenido becas para perfeccionarse en el
y la CARE ha extendido sus beneficios a unas 768,544 personas.

Moderno Hospital en Ailigandi

Tratara Gratis al Sanblasino

Manos amigas se han extendido
desde la Zona del Canal para llevar
a cabo un cambio radical en lo que
concierne a prestaciones medicas en
el archipiblago de San Bias. Unos
$15,000 han sido donados para cons-
truir un pequefio pero modern hos-
pital en la Isla Ailigandi, en el cual
se podrAn realizar operaciones, tra-
bajo dental e internal pacientes en las
salas del hospital para su atenci6n
m6dica. Tambien habrA equipo para
radiografias, cuerpo m6dico y de en-
fermeras. Los m6dicos harAn sus visi-
tas sujetos a un itinerario fijo y se
tendrA a uno que preste servicios
Propulsor de todo esto lo es la Pri-
mera Iglesia Bautista de Balboa
Heights, regentada por el Reverendo
William H. Beeby. Los feligreses han

de parts ahorrarA ya a las indias
muchos penosos viajes a lejanos
hospitals en PanamA o Col6n.
Este centro de salud prestarA ser-
vicios a todas las islas del archipi6-
lago y constitute un gran paso ade-
lante. Hasta ahora los enfermos de
las islas han sido atendidos en cli-
nicas que cuentan con menguado
equipo y algunos medicamentos pero
con casi ninguna facilidad para casos
de emergencia o de gravedad. A mis
de ello ha habido escasez de personal
id6neo. M6dicos de PanamA han ve-
nido donando sus servicios y tiempo
en forma gratuita, pero sujeto al
tiempo de que puedan disponer. Eso
ha proporcionado alguna asistencia
pero la distancia que media entire
las islas y PanamA y los gastos de
viaje representan un problema. Una


En el recreo de la mariana, los nifios de la Escuela Bautista en la Isla de
Ailigandi celebran sus juegos. El edificio sirve a la isla como iglesia y escuela.

contribuido con su trabajo personal
que, aunado al de los propios indige-
nas cunas, han hecho possible la ter-
minaci6n de las obras en unos cortos
El pequefio hospital cuenta con
salas de pacientes, cocina, comedor,
dos cuartos privados y pisos de con-
creto que permiten la extension de
un segundo alto. En la plant prin-
cipal hay un par de salas de dos
camas, una sala de consult y otra
para examenes medicos; sala de ope-
raciones y de parts; cuarto de este-
rilizaci6n y un dep6sito. Solo la sala

o dos avionetas aterrizan diariamente
en las mafanas si el viento lo permit.
El viaje por mar desde Col6n lleva
de 2 a 3 dias.
Cuando termine de construirse el
centro de salud Aste serA entregado
a la Misi6n Bautista para su manejo.
No se cobrara nada por tratamientos
ni por hospitalizaci6n y los aborige-
nes de las 42 comunidades islefias
pueden valerse de los servicios medi-
cos disponibles. Sin duda que las pro-
videncias para ampliaci6n del espacio
serAn necesarias antes de que pasen
muchos meses.
(Pasa a la pdgina 4)


Noviembre 27, 1964

Gente en la Noticia


"... '/ ..

Adrian Brown Howell, Operario de Equipo de Oficina, esta laborando en la Secci6n de Fotografias Laminadas,
Secci6n de Archivos Personales, Ramo Administrativo de la Direcci6n de Personal, desde el 10 de septiembre de
1941. Es el encargado de entregar las identificaciones fotogrAficas a todos los empleados de la organizaci6n del
Canal de PanamA, ademis de tomar las fotografias y sacar copias de distintos documents. Antes trabaj6 con el
Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos en Quarry Heights. Howell es un conocido atleta panamefio que se ha destacado
en lucha libre y levantamiento de pesas. Fue el primer campe6n de levantamiento de pesas y subcampe6n de
lucha libre en la categoria de 156 libras. Naci6 en PanamA y reside en la ciudad capital con su esposa Edith de
Howell y su hija Paula. Entre sus pasatiempos esta, por supuesto, la fotografia, ademAs de la reparaci6n de radios.



27-Inauguraci6n de la Liga Profesional de Beisbol. Hora 7:30
de la noche.
27-Tradicional Paseo de las Antorchas, desfile nocturno en con-
memoraci6n de la fundaci6n del benembrito Cuerpo de
Bomberos de PanamA. Lugar: calls de la capital.
28-Aniversario de la declaraci6n de independencia de Panama
de la Corona Espafiola (1821). Fiesta Nacional en PanamA.
28-ClAsico Cuerpo de Bomberos. Hip6dromo Rem6n, PanamA.
28-Piscina de Paraiso-Septimo Torneo Anual de Nataci6n entire
las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal. Se
dispute el Trofeo del Gobernador.


8-Dia de la Madre en la Rep6blica de PanamA. Fiesta Nacional.
Primera Comuni6n de los niios panamefios en casi todas
las iglesias cat6licas de la rep6blica. Procesiones en horas
de la tarde.

Yolanda W. de Icaza, Oficinista,
Asuntos de Personal, labor en el
Ramo de Empleo y Utilizaci6n de
Empleados de la Direcci6n de Per-
sonal en Anc6n, desde el 10 de octu-
bre de 1963. Su trabajo consiste en
hacer la correspondencia, llenar for-
mularios y completar los requisitos
necesarios para los empleos y movi-
mientos de personal en las Direccio-
nes de Marina, Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n. Antes de trabajar con la
organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA, la
Sra. de Icaza trabaj6 con la Com-
paiifa Shell de Venezuela durante
7 afios en Maracaibo, como supervi-
sora en el Departamento de Personal.
Tambi6n labor durante 10 afios con
las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados
Unidos en la Zona del Canal de 1944
a 1954, recibiendo un certificado por
ello. Naci6 en Col6n y reside en
Paitilla, PanamA, con su esposo Abdiel
O. Icaza y sus hiios Jorge, de 13 afios;
Olmedo, d( 11; Norka, de 7 y Elisa,
de 5. Le gusta la nataci6n, pero con
cuatro hijos dice que no tiene tiempo
para pasatiempos.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mn. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier
cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
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.

Viernes 27__-

Sibado 28_-





Horror Of Party Beach and
Curse Of The Living Dead

Domingo 29_- Soldier In The Rain

Lunes 30 _.

Soldier In The Rain

Martes 1 _- NO SHOW

Horror Of Party Beach and
Curse Of The Living Dead

Seven Days In May
Natchez Trace and
Teenage Caveman
Nikki, Wild Dog Of The North

11:30- Documental
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 Hawaii
8:00-El Especticulo Mas Grande
del Mundo


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Fabricante de Noticias
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 Roblan
7:00-El Nifio del Circo
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00- El Detective Millonario
9:00-Foro de Opini6n


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- El Fabricante de Noticias
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
6:30- Noticias
7:00- Show de Donna Reed
7:30- Fuego de Juventud
8:00--El Fugitivo
9:00-La Marina de McHale
9:30-El Abogado Audaz


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Fabricante de 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 Roblan
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-El Fabricante de Noticias
12:45- Noticias
1:00--Show dela 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-- El Fabricante de Noticias
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
6:30- Noticias
7:00- Los Angeles Azules
8:00- Combate
9:00-La Ciudad Desnuda


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Fabricante de Noticias
12:45- Noticias
1:00-Programa Femenino
1:30-Tardes Filmicas
3:00-Sarao de Tevedos
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Carnaval de Cartones
6:30- Noticias
7:00-CapitAn Marte y XL-5
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00- Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido

Owl Show 10 p.m. Only
The Counterfeit Plan
Paris Blues and
By Love Possessed


Battle Hell

Mi6rcoles 2 Natchez Trace and The Fabulous Sefiorita NO SHOW
Teenage Caveman
The Devil's Messenger and
Jueves 3 __-_ Nikki, Wild Dog Of The North NO SHOW Jailbreakers
Qu6 Rico el Mambo y 10 p.m. only
Viernes 4---- NO SHOW Tania la Bella Salvaje Force Of Arms

Pagina 2

En Su Pantalla___

10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45--Slvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Cita Informal
12:00- ReprisB: Novela Semanal
2:00-Repris6: San Martin de Porres
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30-Desde el Hip6dromo
5:30-La Comedia Silente
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- San Martin de Porres
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 Frances
ll:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25- Cindido 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-San Martin de Porres
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-E1 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-E1 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- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
7:00- Noticias
7:30-EI 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 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-NovelIa de las 5
5:30-San Martin de Porres
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-E1 Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Viendo a Biondi
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Furia
7:30--Show de Van Dyke
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-E1 Santo
10:30-Programa Especial
11:30-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev61lver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15--De Inter6s Para Usted
1:30-Annie Oakley
2:00-Reprise: Novela de las 5
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Bat Masterson
7:00- Noticias
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Perry Mason
9:00-Las Enfermeras
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
10:15- Pelicula

Noviembre 27, 1964



Los mAs destacados nadadores
de las comunidades latinoamerica-
nas de la Zona del Canal compe-
tirAn mafiana sibado en el S6ptimo
Torneo Anual de Nataci6n que se
verificarA en la Piscina de Paraiso.
El event principal lo sera la dis-
f. U, puta por el Trofeo del Gobernador
I 'sobre una distancia de 100 yards,
u VV estilo libre.
f.f Prevalece la mayor expectativa
con respect a estas competencias
que siempre despiertan el mas vivo
entusiasmo entire simpatizantes de S
f las distintas comunidades latino-
americanas de la Zona del Canal,
quienes se darAn cita en Paraiso
para aplaudir a sus favorites.

-. de 12 afios de edad, es today una
S-" promesa de la nataci6n istmefia en
S "-. la especialidad de los 100 metros
J estilo libre. Carlos, que participara
N len el torneo annual de nataci6n de
las Escuelas Latinoamericanas el
S28 de este mes en la Piscina de
Paraiso, reside en Paraiso pero cur-
sa el 50 grado en la Escuela Jos6 de
Obaldia en la ciudad de PanamB.


Empleados que han sido ascendi-
dos o trasladados entire el 5 de oc-
tubre y el 5 de noviembre de 1964
aparecen en la lista a continuaci6n.
Ascensos dentro del mismo grado o
reclasificaci6n no aparecen.
Secci6n de Planillas y Contabilidad
Edmundo F. Joseph, Subjefe Ofici-
nista a Ayudante Contador.
Jos6 F. Bernard, Operario de Equipo
de Contaduria a Subjefe Oficinista.
Division de Policia
Thomas A. Frensley, Detective a Sar-
gento de Policia, Crist6bal.
Hollis Griff6n, Policia Raso a Detec-
tive, Crist6bal.
Robert B. Mills, Policia Raso a Detec-
tive, Balboa.
Ricardo R. Royo, Operario de Equipo
de Contaduria, Secci6n de Plani-
Ilas y Contabilidad MecAnica, a
Policia Raso.
George H. Cotton, Encargado de
Ventanilla (Correos), Divisi6n de
Correos, a Policia Raso.
Arturo E. Agard, Estibador, Divisi6n
de Terminales, a Policia Raso.
Division de Correos
Robert S. Herr, Subdirector de Co-
rreos, a Director de Correos.
James E. Harrell, Superintendente
del Departamento de Finanzas a
Jefe de Relevo.
Eugene Breakfield, Jefe de Relevo a
Ayudante del Superintendente Ca-
pataz, Divisi6n de Correos.
Oficina del Director
Marion Wells, Ayudante Oficinista, a
Ayudante de Servicios Administra-
Joan R. Cartotto, Oficinista-Esten6-
grafa a Secretaria, Esten6grafa.
Division de Electricidad
Edward T. Paine, Mecanico Tornero
(NAutico), Divisi6n Industrial, a
Ingeniero MecAnico de Turno.
Warren W. Morse, Operario de Es-
clusas (MecAnico Tornero), Divi-
si6n de Esclusas, Ingeniero MecA-
nico de Turno.
Wilfred P. Lew, Oficinista de Con-
tabilidad, a Oficinista de Abastos.
Francisco A. Estrada, Aseador a Ayu-
dante Electricista.
Division de Ingenieria
Louis J. Tanassy, Subjefe ,ngeniero
General, a Jefe del Ramo de Esti-
mados y Especificaciones.
Roger Toledano, Ingeniero MecAnico
a Ingeniero Mecanico (Utilidades
Gil Valiente, Obrero a Auxiliar de
Division de Mantenimiento
John S. McKean, Montador de Es-
tructuras de Hierro a Primer Capa-
taz, Construcci6n de Muelles PA-
Robert W. Barnes, Montador de Es-
tructuras de Hierro, a Capataz
Montador de Estructuras de Hie-
Pedro A. Pinz6n A., Aprendiz de Me-
cAnico de Refrigeraci6n y Acondi-

cionamiento de Aire (49 Afio) a
MecAnico de Refrigeraci6n y Acon-
dicionamiento de Aire.
Philip M. Mollchan, Aprendiz de
Plomero (49 Ailo) a Plomero.
Richard L. Bruchett, Aprendiz de
MecAnico de Refrigeraci6n y Acon-
dicionamiento de Aire (ler. Afio)
a Aprendiz de Mecanico de Refri-
geraci6n y Acondicionamiento de
Aire (29 Aiio).
Lloyd A. Perkins, Aprendiz de Car-
pintero (3er. Afio) a Aprendiz de
Carpintero (49 Afio).
Eustace G. Mathews, Encargado del
Mantenimiento de Botes, Divisi6n
Industrial, a Carpintero.
Amos Garth, Carpintero de Manteni-
miento, Divisi6n de Abastos, a
Oliver F. B. Ifil, Ayudante Construc-
tor de Buques, Divisi6n Industrial,
a Carpintero.
William H. Peart, Ayudante Operario
de Esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
a Carpintero.
Luke Lambert, Ayudante Montador
de Estructuras de Hierro, a Pintor
de Mantenimiento.
Benjamin Mercado A., Ayudante
General a Pintor de Manteni-
Rupert Newell, Aseador, Divisi6n de
Escuelas, a Carpintero.
Mitchell McLeary, Aseador a Obrero
(Trabajos Pesados).
Albert E. Stevens, Aseador, Divisi6n
de Escuelas, a Carpintero.
Division de Dragas
Donald Chung, Aprendiz de MecA-
nico Tornero (40 Afio) a Mecinico
Tornero (NAutico).
Division Industrial
Frank L. Ostrander, Subgerente de
Almac6n, Divisi6n de Abastos, a
Aprendiz de Funciones Adminis-
trativas (Egresado Universitario).
Alfonso Martin, Aprendiz de Plan-
chista (49 Afio) a Planchista.
Kenneth M. Herbert, Pasabarcos a
Alton C. Grant, Pasabarcos a Mari-
nero (Lancha Motora).
Division de Esclusas
Rowan H. Bailey, Operario de Esclu-
sas (Mecnico Tornero), a Capataz
Operario de Esclusas (MecAnico
Daniel H. George, Robert S. Flu-
mach, Electricistas a Operarios de
Esclusas (Electricistas).
Division de Navegaci6n
John J. Dorsa, Richard M. Andrews,
PrActicos del Canal (Aprendices)

Servicio de Comidas, a Mozos de
Oficios Pesados, Servicio de Comi-
David E. Mitchell, Ayudante Pana-
dero a Panadero.
Hospital de Corozal
Edwardo A. Reefer, Auxiliar en el
Servicio de Sala, Hospital Gorgas,
a Guardia de Hospital.
Emerito Secaida, Oficinista Guarda-
almac6n a Guardia de Hospital.
Albert Gustave, Encargado de Exis-
tencias, Divisi6n de Abastos, a
Guardia de Hospital.
Division de Sanidad
Ezequiel Oliveros, Mozo de Oficio,
Division de Abastos, a Obrero
(Trabajos Pesados-Erradicaci6n de
Division de Medicina Veterinaria
Henry Mattaden, Cuidador de Ani-
males, a Auxiliar de Laboratorio
Division de Servicios Comunales
Anne A. Lawson, T6cnica de Conta-
bilidad, Contaduria, a Analista de
Division de Abastos
Muriel C. Black, Oficinista-Mecan6-
grafa a Oficinista de Abastos (Me-
Michael L. Friedel, Acomodador de
Teatro a Portero (Teatros).
Claude A. Weeks, Almacenero a
Pedro Belefio, Ayudante Carpintero
a Carpintero de Mantenimiento.
Cyntia A. Ellis, Encargada de Mos-
trador a Cajera.
Division de Transportes a Motor
Jorge W. Lindsay, Conductor de Ca-
mi6n a Guardia.
Conrad A. Williams, Ayudante Me-
cAnico de Equipo Pesado, a Meca-
nico de Equipo M6vil (Organiza-
Leonardo Goldburn, Reparador de
Equipo Automotriz a Conductor de
Ra6l H. Pinedo L., Obrero (Manteni-
miento de Vias Ferreas), Divisi6n
de Ferrocarril, a Conductor de
Division de Terminales
John H. Harris, Guardia a Jefe de
Earl R. Russell, George S. Clarke,
Marcadores de Carga a Verificado-

7 p .'.

Estos pibes de escuela primaria de Paraiso y Pedro Miguel, ofreceran una
exhibici6n sobre la tecnica de principiantes durante el torneo annual de nata-
oi6n de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas mafiana en la Piscina de Paraiso.
Aparecen de izq. a der., primera fila: Valentine Douglas, Guillermo Nurse,
Claud Lashley, Alberto Arthurs, Virgilio Layne, Guillermo Burges, Orlando
Alexander y Delano Cox. Segunda fila: FBlix Vence, Luis Vence, Carl Camp-
bell, Victor Husband, Antonio Moore, Renaldo Campbell y Carlos Kennedy.

Sobre el Alcohol

Ideas Err6neas que

Son Peligrosas
* La cerveza no emborracha. En
realidad, hay tanto alcohol en una
botella de cerveza como en un trago
de whiskey. Si una persona bebe tres
botellas de cerveza en 2 horas, los
efectos serAn los mismos que como
si se hubiera tomado tres jaiboles
en el mismo tiempo.
* Algunas personas son mis afec-
tadas por el alcohol que otras. A me-
nudo lo parece, pero la verdad es que
bajo condiciones iguales (peso, can-
tidad de comida ingerida, etc.) un
trago tiene el mismo efecto fisico en
un joven que en un bebedor consu-
mado. La diferencia es que el bebe-
dor consumado tiene mAs experiencia
en disimular los efectos externos del
* Se puede manejar con seguridad
despu6s de tomar unos tragos. Todo
lo contrario-aunque el bebedor no se
da cuenta de que su manera de con-
ducir estA entorpecida. Como el alco-
hol afecta el buen juicio, traicionera-
mente esconde del conductor su mal
manejo. Pruebas demuestran que una
acumulaci6n de dos tragos de alcohol
en la sangre (0.5) disminuye las
reacciones en 2/5 por segundo. En
ese tiempo, un carro que va a 60
millas por hora, viajarA una distan-
cia adicional de 34 pies. La vision
tambi6n sufre. Le toma mAs tiempo
a usted distinguir los objetos, y la
vision lateral se hace borrosa. Y lo
peor, la cautela normal del conductor
se relaja; pondrA su vida en peligro
al acelerar para aprovechar una luz
verde, o al tomar una curva con
demasiada velocidad.
* El alcohol es un estimulante. Por
el contrario-es un deprimente. El
"levantamiento" del espiritu es cau-
sado por la cualidad depresiva que
relaja los controls mentales. Pero el
animador de la fiesta pronto perderA
su vitalidad, y posiblemente quede
exinime si continla bebiendo.
* El caf6 vuelve a la sobriedad. Solo
el tiempo puede hacer eso. No hay
ingredient en el caf6 que reduzca

a PrActicos del Canal (A Prueba). los efectos del alcohol. La rapidez
Herbert H. Carlson, Policia Raso, OTROS conque una persona retorne a la so-
Divisi6n de Policia, a Ayudante Charles H. Jordan, Subjefe Farma- briedad depend de la rapidez con
Controlador de TrAfico Maritimo. c6utico, Hospital Gorgas. s cr m el alcohol
Gilbert Squires, Marinero (Lancha John Y. Wagner, Ayudante Arquea- que su 'cerpo queme el alcohol.
Motora), Divisi6n de Dragas, a dor, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n. Generalmcnte, oma mas o menos 1
Marinero. Florence K. Rosenblatt, Subjefe Ofi- hora para que los efectos de 1 onza
Osbourne O. Forte, Pasabarcos a cinista (Mecanografia), Divisi6n de de licor desaparezcan en un individuo
Marinero. Ingenieria. de 150 libras.
DIRECTION DE SALUBRIDAD Luis A. Fong, Tecnico de Contabili-
dad, Contaduria.
Hospital Gorgas Carlyle N. Atherley, Oficinista, Sec- La temporada turistica se inaugu-
Margaret A. Schultz, Enfermera a ci6n de N6minas, Secci6n de Pla- rarA este afio con la llegada del
Enfermera (Medicina General y nillas y Contabilidad MecAnica. Statendam, de la Holland-American,
Cirugia). Manuel Rivera, Paul D. Vergara H., el 3 de diciembre.
Mauricio Rivas, Mensajero a Ofici- Operarios de Equipo de Contadu-
nista. ria, Contaduria. El pr6ximo barco de la misma com-
Bartolo GonzAlez, Emanuel Blaisdell, Eustaquio Herrera, Auxiliar de Topo- j pafiia es el Ryndam. LlegarA el 13
Rail A. G6mez, Mozos de Oficio, grafia, Divisi6n de Ingenieria. de enero.

Hojas del Archivo de Informa-
ci6n Personal estdn siendo envia-
das a todos los empleados del
Canal de Panamd para que las lle-
nen, con el objeto de que los carta-
pacios de informacidn personal
reflejen la ultima informacidn rela-
cionada con dependientes, el ami-
go o pariente que serd notificado
en caso de enfermedad y otros
La informaci6n solicitada debe
estar al dia, tambidn, para los pri-
vilegios del empleado y para
proporcionar otros servicios que
necesite el empleado.
El Archivo de Informacidn Per-
sonal estd en una sola hofa, impre-
sa en inglds y espaiol. Se solicita
a cada empleado llenar la hoja lo
mds pronto possible y enviarla al
Jefe de la Seccidn de Archivos
Personales, Ramo Administrativo,
Direcci6n de Personal, Balboa
Heights. Los empleados pueden
tambidn entregar los formularios
completes a sus apuntadores de
tiempo, quienes los enviardn a la
Direccidn de Personal.

El jueves 3 de diciembre en-
trante le sera ofrecido un almuerzo
de despedida al CapitAn Elmer
Abbott, CapitAn del Puerto de
Balboa quien estA pr6ximo a jubi-
larse. El acto tendrA verificativo
en el Club de Oficiales de la Base
Area de Albrook de mediodia a
las 2 de la tarde.
Todos los que deseen tomar
part en este merecido agasajo al
Capitin del Puerto de Balboa
deben de ponerse en comunica-
ci6n cuanto antes con el Sr. Peter
N. Riley de la Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n, tel6fono 2-1833 o con Wi-
lliam Violette al tel6fono 3-3729
o con G. L. Koontz, telefono

Felipe, se quejon de qua Ud. no
mantiene limpio su pueslo de rebauio.

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PAgina 4 SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA Noviembre 27, 1964

De Que Pica, Pica



Lleg6 la temporada de los gatos
electricos, pero no se moleste en pe-
dirlos a la Divisi6n de Electricidad.
A lo mejor ni le cuadraria rozarse con
esa clase de bichos. Pensamos que
hasta le chocaria. Si, como lo oye.
Los gatos electricos son unas orugas
felpudas que al ser tocadas despiden
un veneno por el pelo. Ese veneno
lo recibe el organismo human como
una pequefia descarga el6ctrica.
Molestosa. Desagradable. El efecto
puede ser tan intense y s6bito que
hasta podria dar con la victim en
tierra. En algunos casos extremes
result en "shock" y hasta molestias
respiratorias. La reacci6n varia con
el individuo.
Quien no lo creyere podria pre-
guntarlo a Louis Poletti, de la Divi-
si6n Administrativa, la mis reciente
victim de tal contact, quien, inclu-
sive, acudi6 a remediarse al Hospital
Pero mis tarde se desquit6. Bueno,
mis o menos. . Captur6 uno de
los animalejos de plurales patas y lo
llev6 a la Divisi6n de Sanidad del
Canal de PanamA. Alli estA ahora la
electrificante criatura dentro de un
receptAculo de vidrio.
Los pelos de la oruga se van
uniendo para former un capullo del
que mis adelante surgirA una mari-
posa. Ese bicho alado se llama-
aunque usted no lo crea-Megalopyge
lanata y si quiere saber por qu6

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Es un bicho feo

Costo de Accident

Monto a Solo $10.8
El costo de accident por empleado
del Canal de PanamA durante el afio
calendario de 1963 mont6 a $10.89.
Para la Administraci6n de Veteranos,
el costo fue de $9.41 y para el Depar-
tamento de Salubridad, Educaci6n y
Beneficencia, subi6 a $10.17 por
Las dependencias militares que
operan en condiciones mns o menos
equiparables a las del Canal de Pa-

--o M..

pues .. sencillamente porque es 4' -m. ..
de la familiar de las Megalopygidae, i
que, con todo y el nombrecito, son iA r-I
completamente inofensivas. .
El jefe de Pediatria del Hospital
Gorgas, Dr. Daniel Hirschl aconseja
a los padres decir a sus nifios que
se alejen de esas orugas peludas y
En Estados Unidos las orugas no
presentan problema, pero las tropi-
cales son otra cosa. Varias species
causan irritaci6n cutAnea e inflama-
ciones de la piel.
Las hay hasta de 2,2 pulgadas de
largo y totalmente cubiertas de pe-
lambre obscure y densa. O verdes,
de hebras mAs cortas pero mAs rigi-
das sobre el lomo. Otra adn, llamada
de "silla de montar," con crin inten-
samente verdinegra. Por lo bajo se
trata de unas 50 variedades de orugas
que son molestosas y hasta dafiinas a
a la salud.
En 11 Estados surefios se encuen- Este es el equipo de Gimnasia Educativa de Rainbow City que representar a su escuela en el
En 11 Estados suretios se encuen- qude
tran algunas species conocidas por Festival Gimnistico, Folkl6rico y Deportivo, que tendri lugar durante la Semana de Educaci6n
"woolly slugs, woolly worms, possum Fisica, del 18 al 22 de enero de 1965. Aqui lo vemos con su Profesor Yudas Morhaim R.
bugs" y hasta por Aspid italiano. En
M6xico se les conoce por "perrito."
M6dicos de Houston, Tejas, infor- ACCIDENTES
man que cada 4 o 5 afios hay epide-
mias de picadas al aparecer en gran OCURRIDOS
cantidad, las mariposas y, por ended, E E
las orugas. En algunos casos los peli- ESTE ES
llos vuelan al viento y causan asma y
molestias bronquiales, en nifios que
ni se han acercado a los bichos. DU RNTE N
'64 '63 '64 '63 '64 '63
Todas las unidades 278 243 14 .18 267 6266
Durante el present aflo 2405 2401(37) 173 173(10) 12314 22123(1067)
() Total incluye lesiones ocurridas en trabajos de mantenimiento de Esclusas.

Miles perdieron la vida durante ULTIMA HORA En Marcha
la guerra civil estadounidense de
1861 a 1865. Pero .. dcudntos (Viene de la pdgina 1)
S murieron en el Fuerte Sumter Debido al volume de transaccio- de areas de bajo nivel, contribu-
donde se inici6 la guerra fratricida? nes desde ahora a la Navidad, el yendo a mayor eficiencia y economic
Respuesta: una sola persona. servicio de embalaje y empacamiento en los equipos de artesanos.
Bajo los tlrminos de capitulaci6n, para paquetes postales que se presta- Los primeros ocho principiantes
el comandante de las tropas de Es- ba en el anexo de artefactos caseros son: George H. Simmons (ayudante
tados Unidos en ese fuerte en abril pintor), Leo A. Wilkinson (ayudante
de 1861, el Mayor Anderson, tenia de Balboa se realzar en el dificio 38 mecAnico tornero de mantenimiento),
derecho a una salva en saludo a la contiguo al anexo de calzado. Ray L. Sealey (ayudante mecAnico
3 bandera. Cuando se disparaba el Se solicita a la clientele que coope- tornero de mantenimiento), Mario
tiro 509, el domingo 14 de abril, re con esta media llevando sus pa- A. Wendorf (ayudante mecAnico de
dste explotd, matando al soldado quetes al edifico 38 los sAbados s610o refrigeraci6n y acondicionamiento de
pero malo . raso Daniel Hough. Cinco resulta- de 9 a 1 del dia, empezando el 21 de aire), James E. White (ayudante
ron heridos. Estas fueron las pri- este mes. El servicio se realizarA en pintor), Rupert A. Small (ayudante
mecanico de refrigeraci6n y acondi-
meras seis bajas de la feroz Guerra el mismo dia de su entrega. cionamiento de aire), y Carver S.

S pjEmpI O Civil.(Tomado del Libro de la His- Pasada la Navidad este servicio de Sobers (reparador de equfipo automo-
toria Americana de George empacar volverA a prestarse en el triz). Dos son principiantes enla Divi-
t9 Durante i963 Stimpson. Harper & Row, Inc.) anexo de artefactos caseros de Balboa. si6n de Transporte a Motor y el rest
IlOuraute 196U3 en la Dvs~ eMneiino

nami-en lo que concierne al personal
de trabajadores manuales civiles y
operaciones industriales mecaniza-
das-registr6 costs que flucti6an
entire $11.50 y $12.82.
Durante los 10 primeros meses de
1964, la organizaci6n del Canal estA
funcionando a un 12 por ciento por
debajo del costo por el mismo period
el afio precedent.

. .

Moderno Hospital
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Cuando todo est6 complete se verA
que el costo del equipo serA conside-
rable. Se instalarA un generador diesel
para general luz y fuerza motriz.
Tambi6n se instalarA un enorme tan-
que para recoger el agua pluvial,
Anica procurable alli actualmente.
Tambi6n habrA agua caliente co-
rriente, siendo ello la primera vez que
esto ocurre en San Blas. Parte del
equipo ya ha sido obsequiado y hay
algunos bultos de provisions medi-
cas, pero no son suficientes.
La junta de gobierno de la Misi6n,
encabezada por el Dr. L. D. Wood,
tomarA a su cargo la administraci6n
y manejo del hospital para coordinar
su funcionamiento en forma eficiente.
El Dr. Wood, con oficinas en Balboa,
prev6 much trabajo por delante,

tanto fuera como dentro de su des-
pacho en Balboa Road. Pero solucio-
nar problems es faena que le cuadra.
Durante un fin de semana reciente
se encontraban trabajando en las
obras de construcci6n, Ken Man-
thorne, empleado del Canal de Pa-
namA; A. V. Nygard, empleado civil
del ejercito, el sargento Charles Bark-
man, del ej6rcito y los sargentos
L. B. Whitson y Raleigh Lane, de las
Fuerzas A6reas de Estados Unidos.
Hasta ahora el indio cuna, apacible
y reticente por naturaleza, ha tenido
que viajar lejos para obtener atenci6n
m6dica, aunando esto a los rigores
de su vida en las islas.
Para el aborigen, 6ste edificio
blanco, bafiado por el sol y acariciado
por la brisa marina, es como un fanal
o como una mano amiga que extiende
hasta sus remotas islas el consuelo
y el alivio al dolor y la enfermedad.

Carver C. Sobers, Principiante (Reparador de Equipo Hubert G. Ranger, Principiante (Reparador de Equipo
Automotriz), en la Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor, pre- Automotriz), en la Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor, apa-
para una zapata de freno para ponerle cinta. rece arreglando las baterias que serfn cargadas.

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