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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: December 4, 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: VID00487
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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Gift of the Panama Canal Musep, ,


Vol. III, No. 24 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, December 4, 1964

Gatun Lake Level

At Record HiSh

Gatun Lake was at a record high
elevation for this time of year, with
an elevation of 87.3, on December 1.
The project of the Meteorological
and Hydrographic Branch, right now,
is to maintain it at the highest possible
elevation consistent with traffic de-
mands and demands of hydroelectric
power. That elevation would be 87.5,
to ensure adequate water for the
coming dry season needs.
Raising the Gatun Lake level from
87 to 87.5 elevation prior to the dry
season is but an additional half-foot.
But that apparently small addition is
equivalent to 300 lockages, or almost
2 additional lockages daily during
the dry season, Chief Hydrographer
T. C. Henter pointed out.
The 1964 dry season began No-
vember 23, 1963-the earliest start of
a dry season in Canal records. Con-
tinuous dry weather and heavy Canal
traffic caused the level of Gatun Lake
to drop to a low of 83.76 on May 5
of this year, while Madden Lake's
level dropped to 207.76 just 16 days
No records were broken, because
the lowest elevation in recent years
at Gatun Lake was registered on
July 13, 1957, when the Gatun Lake
level was 81.78. Madden Lake's
elevation dropped to a low of 201.94
on July 20, 1957.
Preoccupation over low lake levels
didn't last long this year, because the
heavy rains came on May 22 and the
lakes began to rise. The fine begin-
ning of the rainy season resulted in


The second printing of the
English edition of the Panama
Canal 50th Anniversary book is
now on sale at Retail Stores and
Service Centers.
With the first 1,000 copies, a
free Christmas mailing envelope
will be provided.
Orders have been placed for
several hundred of the 6,000
copies. Those who have ordered
are urged to pick up the books as
soon as possible. The price is
$2.75. Ordinary mail rate for a
book sent to the States is less than
20 cents. The book also is available
in Spanish.


runoff in May about 14 percent
above normal.
October rainfall averaged some-
what below normal for the Canal
Zone, but the total runoff from Gatun
Lake Basin was only 8 percent below -i
normal. The runoff from the area
above Madden Dam was 2 percent .
above average and constituted 35 per-
cent of the runoff from the entire $
basin. The accumulated total runoff
from the Gatun Lake Basin since the "
first of the year amounted to
3,635,698 acre-feet, 9 percent above
the 51-year average.
The Gatun Lake level, controlled
by spilling, was kept below an eleva-
tion of 87 feet until last November 15 .
because the heaviest rains of the year
occur in November in this area. Since
July 1, a total of 3.7 feet was spilled.
off the Gatun Spillway, in the wake
of an above-normal wet season. .
Madden Lake has a 52-foot range,
from an elevation of 200 feet in a
dry dry season to 252 by the end of
the rainy season. Gatun Lake canl V.
vary only about 5 feet, from a low
of 82 to 87.50 feet. Two feet were
added to the drumgates at Madden I
Dam in the dry season of 1963,
raising the crest elevation from 250
to 252.
Despite the fact that most Isthmian
residents believe the dry season starts
about the middle of December, the
Known to many as George C. Anderson of Los Rios, a man who has been
Canal's Chief Hydrographer points Santa Claus on the Pacific side of the Isthmus for 19 years and a member
out that the dry season may start, but 'of the Canal Zone Police Force for 20 years is retiring in 1965. This Christ-
one of the biggest floods on the Isth- mas season, for the last time, little boys and girls on the Isthmus will have
mus was that of Christmas Day ,1909. an opportunity to whisper their fondest wishes in his ear. Through the years
thousands of children have perched on Santa Claus "Andy" Anderson's knee
and now, he says, parents he knew as children are bringing their own
youngsters. He first started playing Santa Claus as a youth because he had
"Decorating" Topic such rosy cheeks. And he continued in the Santa Claus role, appearing before
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, and in private homes. When he
For College Club retires in July 1965 he's not going to the South Pole. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
will reside in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Canal Zone College Club will
hold its next meeting on Monday,

December 7, at 3:3U p.m. ea will be
served to College Club members and
their guests at the Fort Amador
Officers' Open Mess. Chairmen are
Mrs. Howard R. Johnson and Mrs.
A. Carl Kupfer. They are being
assisted by Mrs. Edward A. Galuska,
Mrs. Charles L. Latimer, and Mrs.
Robert C. Wick.
The program for the meeting is
"Decorating for Christmas." It will
be presented by Mrs. L. O. Anderson,
Mrs. M. K. Morgan, and Mrs. F. M.

Banana Festival: You

Couldn't Guess Where

Where would you expect an Inter-
national Banana Festival to be held?
Ecuador? Honduras? Costa Rica?
Those countries lead in export of
But the International Banana Fes-
tival isn't held in any of them.
It's held in Fulton, Ky.-South
Fulton, Tenn., about 20 miles east of
the Mississippi River and hundreds
of miles from the gulf coast.
Bananas are big business in the
small, far-inland twin cities, through
which more than 3%z billion pounds
of bananas have passed in the last
decade. They come from gulf ports
where the banana boats unload and
in Fulton-South Fulton every rail car
of bananas is checked for temperature
and condition, iced or heated, as the
weather requires, and routed on
throughout mid-America and into

Al Hirt was the celebrity show star
at this year's festival. The festival
program included a box derby,
athletic events, talent show, street
dancing, midway, carnival rides, a
banana pancake festival, arts and
crafts exhibit, music fiesta, banana
recipes baking contest, grand parade,
a banana princess beauty contest, a
parade with bands and floats, and a
grand ball.
F. G. Dunsmoor, Panama Canal
Deputy Executive Secretary, passed
through the twin cities while on
leave a couple of days before this
years festival, the second..If he'd
been able to stay on for the events
several weeks ago, he'd have seen
such floats as one with a ton of
banana pudding, others with Latin
American art motifs, and a miniature
train, complete with engine, station,
and cars loaded with both pretty
girls and bananas.

Centsible Idea: Why Not

Check Those Piggy Banks ?

How many pennies do you suppose the average Canal Zone family has
stashed away around the house? Whatever you guess, you're probably
Recent inquiries turned up one man frankly admitting he had more than
10,000; several girls had 3 or 4 thousand each, and some secretaries in the
Administration Building admitted ownership of 700-800.

Don't ask why. They just have sacks, or what have you. If you

them, and because they have them,
the service centers and retail stores
are experiencing a considerable
shortage of pennies. The banks don't
have any, either.

Some people have suggested raising
all prices to the next highest nickel
and pennies won't be necessary.
Before that odd-ball suggestion
gets adopted, we have a better one
to propose.
Please turn in to the nearest post
office, service center, retail store or
bank, or even the Treasurer's Office
in Ancon, all the pennies you don't
actually need. U.S. or Panamanian,
they are all alike. There is a penny
shortage and you can help by
getting them back into circulation.
While the banks and cashiers
would prefer them wrapped in
rolls of 50, they will take them any
way at all, in cigar boxes, paper

have so many you can't carry them,
call Balboa 2577 and ask for the
Staff Assistant to the Comptroller.
He'll furnish transportation and a
strong back to help get pennies.

Former SS Panama Sold

To International Cruises

The former SS Panama of the
Canal organization has been sold for
a second time, this time to a foreign
operator. The vessel had been pur-
chased by the American President
Lines in 1957 and was renamed after
the late President Herbert Hoover.
Now the ship has been sold to Inter-
national Cruises, a Panamanian cor-
poration, and will be transferred to
the flag of Greece.
The American President Lines had
purchased the former SS Panama
from the Canal organization for
85,704,000 in 1957 in competitive
bidding. The 25-year-old liner
brought 8720,000 when sold to its
new operators.

According to New York shipping
sources, the new owner of the Hoover
is an affiliate of the Chandris interests
of Greece, a group that has been
active in the old-ship market in the
United States for several years.
The vessel, which has been laid up
on the west coast since last April, is
to be used in cruising, perhaps world-
wide, or she may be entered in a
passenger-cargo operation in the
In approving the sale, the Mari-
time Administration placed restric-
tions on the Hoover's future use. The
vessel can not engage in trade to or
from ports of the United States for
(Continued on p. 4)

Speed Law


Are Target
While lack of attentiveness holds
the No. 1 spot as a cause of traffic
accidents, 41 accidents so far this
year have been due to plain old
garden-variety speeding. And addi-
tional hundreds of near-misses can
be attributed to speeding. Only good
brakes, fast braking (if it was), or
luck kept many of these from slopping
over into the accidents bracket.
In many other accidents, speeding
may be combined with the primary
cause, or contribute to the severity of
the accident.
Seriousness of the situation is indi-
cated by the fact that there are an
average of about 57 speeding arrests
per month in the Canal Zone. And
this in spite of the fact that patrol
cruisers, often occupied on other
police duties, can do only spot
checking on traffic.
The problem of excessive speed-
and what corrective steps can and
should be taken-have been discussed
with Governor Fleming and Lieu!
tenant Governor Parker by members
of the Civic Councils.
Accident injuries to children and
adults and the threat of an increasing
number of such cases have sparked
the concern of both the Civic Coun-
cil representatives and Canal admin-
istration. The councils have urged
stricter enforcement of speed control
Too often, drivers don't adjust-
either to road conditions or other
conditions. Rain means less tire trac-
tion on roadways, windshields water-
blurred on the outside, possibly
fogged on the inside. Fog may reduce
distance vision.
The "other conditions" may mean
primarily the need for extra pre-
caution when driving through or near
a school area, when pupils are going
to or coming from classes, or during
Too often, drivers wheel along in
the rain as if it were the heart of dry
season, and zip past school children
and pre-school children with utter
disregard of the fact that, intent on
their own activities, they aren't as
careful about passing cars as they
might be.
Many drivers don't understand the
difference between regulatory traffic
signs and advisory signs. You can
legally drive 40 miles per hour some
places, such as on curves, where
signs are posted for 30 miles per
hour, but it isn't very smart to try it.
Particularly if road conditions aren't
perfect. (Continued on p. 4)


December 4, 1964

Giving Up Golf? Want

A Rug, China,

Going to give up golf? Or start
collecting coins? If you've got a little
trader's blood and a sense of adven-
ture, there's a new marketplace for
those old golf clubs, a place to swap
an old book for an old buffalo nickle.

It's the Swap column of the PAN-
Shop with thousands of potential
customers, and you may use it free.

If you are a PanCanal employee,
or the wife or husband of one, send
the information to "Swap Shop,"
SPILLWAY, Box M, Balboa Heights.
Include your name, address and tele-

Furniture ?

phone number and sign the note.
Names won't be published. You have
20 words, in addition to name,
address and phone number, to tell
what you're offering and what you'd
like in return.
Or, if you'll take anything that
sounds good for your item, just say so.
Patio furniture for a camera? A rug
for a coffee table? Set of china for
set of Shakespeare? Old sword for
new Beatle records? Try it. Anything
is possible.
Here's a valuable swap offer: Will
trade a readership marketplace of
thousands for your list of swap items.


(On the basis of total Federal Service)

20 ,ears

G. L. Phillips
File Clerk
Howard Earl Bryant
Manuela Gelastica
Sales Clerk
Joseph Gall
Stephanie Gordon
Juan D. Palermo
Garbage Collector
Pedro I. Romero
Laborer (Cleaner)
Alberto L. Thompson
Leader Laborer (Cleaner)
Miguel Alfaro
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Martin Annen
Luther R. Fisher
Herman G. Hamilton
Leader Linehandler (Deckhand
Carter M. Houston
Fermin E. Iglesia
Motor Launch Captain
Felicito Luna
Helper Lock Operator
Felipe Marin
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Frank G. McGilberry
Pablo Medina
Painter (Maintenance)
Sim6n Morcillo
Leader Linehandler (Deckhand
Eugenio Prescott
Laborer (Cleaner)
Carlos Saavedra R.
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Pablo Salamanca
Helper Lock Operator
Julio Solano
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Joseph Sylvester
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Daniel C. Thompson
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Efrain Bosquez
Cement Finisher
Robert H. Elliott
Launch Operator


Needed for

U.S. Schools

Full-time and substitute teachers
are needed for the U.S. schools in
the Canal Zone. Employment of some
of last year's substitute teachers as
full-time teachers for this school year
has created the shortage.
Minimum qualifications for em-
ployment as either full-time or sub-
stitute teacher include requirements
that applicants be college graduates
with at least 15 semester hours in the
field of education and supplementary
training appropriate to the field of
Qualified applicants are requested
to contact Schools Division officials
for an interview: Elementary schools,
Mrs. Frances F. Sampsell, and Sec-
ondary schools, D. A. Speir, Jr., at
Balboa 1379 or 3311.

Richard 0. Grazette
Helper Electrician
Alberto Jim6nez
Helper Central Office Repairman
Dionisio Pantoja B.
Laborer (Heavy)
Lynn E. Stratford
Power System Dispatcher
James A. Van Dyke
Water System Controlman
James P. Young, Jr.
Lead Foreman Plumber
Jack Kaplan
Automotive Machinist
Eduardo Lorenzo
Helper Tire Rebuilder
Joaquin Martinez
Daniel Restrepo
Leonard A. Thompson
J. D. Barnes
Clerk Mail Handling Unit
Daniel R. Harned
Police Private
F6lix A. Penagos
Laborer (Cleaner)
Jos6 I. Delgado
Nursing Assistant (Medicine
and Surgery)
Demetrio Guti6rrez
Ward Service Aid
Joseph W. C. Haig
Pharmacy Assistant
Iris May Ottey
Nursing Assistant (Psychiatry)
Emilia I. Pacheco
Staff Nurse
(Medicine and Surgery)
Reyes Rodriguez
Laborer (Heavy-Pest Control)
Harry White
Hospital Attendant

Week Beginning Saturday,
December 5, 1964
(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:10-Mon., 7:30-
Lawrence Of Arabia
Tues., 7:30-Trapeze
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-Good Neighbor Sam
Fri., 7:00-Flight Of The Lost Balloon
Saturday night-Sundays And Cybele
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-The Legend
Of Lobo
Tues.-An Affair To Remember
Wed.-The Sun Also Rises
Thurs.-The Secret Door
Fri.-The Man From Galveston
Friday. Owl Show 10 p.m.-City Of
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-Rhino
Sun.-What A Way To Go
Tues.-The Secret Door
Wed.-An Affair To Remember
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-The Legend Of Lobo
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00-Robin
And The Seven Hoods
Mon.-Call Me Madam
Tues.-Journey To The 7th Planet
Wed.-Thurs.-Doctor Strangelove
Friday-Ring-A-Ding Rhythm
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Matinee-
A Distant Trumpet
Sunday night-Monday, 7:00 p.m.-From
Russia With Love
Tues.-Doctor At Sea
Wed.-Tunes Of Glory

SS Ciudad de Cali undergoing repairs.

Stern Lift System Helps

Speed Repairs to Ship

The Colombian vessel Ciudad de
Cali was a recent visitor to the Indus-
trial Division ship repair facility at
Mount Hope. She had a broken pro-
peller tip and underwent propeller
and tailshaft replacement.
Notice that the propellor is being
changed by ballasting the vessel
down by the bow so as to lift the stern
from the water and not let water in
through the stern tube. If this method
were not possible, the vessel owner
would have had to incur costlier
drydock expenses.
The Mount Hope facility is one of
the few shipyards in the world capa-
ble of doing this type of work. It is

possible here because of the avail-
ability of the calm waters of the old
French canal and a skilled labor force
familiar with this type of work.
The Ciudad de Call's home port is
Buenaventura. She is one of the ships
of the Flota Mercante Grancolombia-
na fleet and is a refrigerated freighter
engaged in the banana trade, Latin
America to Galveston, Tex.

Annual Elks Lodge

Youth Leadership

Contest Under Way

The annual Elks Youth Leadership
Contest is being conducted on the
Pacific side of the Isthmus by Lodge
1414, B.P.O. Elks, in cooperation
with Balboa High School. The contest
runs from November 1 through Dec-
ember 7. Applications may be ob-
tained from the Student Association,
teachers, or ROTC instructors.
This nationwide contest sponsored
by the Elks develops progressively
from local Lodge level through State
level to the national contest. A boy
and a girl winner will be selected
here by January 1. Lodge 1414 will
award each winner a $50 savings
The contest is designed to select
and reward outstanding youth lead-
ers. It is conducted among high
school students with schools' cooper-
ation. A committee of community
leaders selects winners at the local
level and winners' applications then
are forwarded to State level.
The yardstick used for local, State,
and national contests: Leadership;
Americanism and citizenship appre-
ciation; perseverance, stability, re-
sourcefulness, and sense of honor;
neatness and arrangement of the
entry brochure; compliance with
instructions given in application.
Local winners' applications will be
forwarded to State level. Winners of
State contests receive $100 savings
bonds and are eligible for the national
contest, in which the top three boys
and top three girls receive savings
bonds of $1,200, $1,000, and $800.

Thurs.-Cry Of Battle
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-Fabulous
Saturday night-Samson
Sun., 2:00 p.m. Matinee-Stop, You're
Killing Me
Sunday night-Sundays And Cybele
Tues.-Cry Of Battle
Thurs.-Doctor At Sea
Fri.-From Russia With Love

AAll night shows begin at 7:00
except as shown.


Special Matinees

BALBOA: 10 a.m.-Prince Of Pirates-John
Derek: Swashbuckling melodrama of pi-
rates and hidden treasure. (In Color.)
(80 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Jungle Man-
Eaters-Johnny Weismuller: Another
exciting episode of the Jungle Jim series.
(75 min.)
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Born To Sing-Walt
Disney's symphony of song and color
with the famous Vienna Boys Choir.
(85 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Snow White And
The Three Stooges-The wonderful story
of Snow White with a new look. (In
Color.) (113 min.)
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-West Of The
River-Clint Walker. Western featurette
and Roadrunner cartoon.
i GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Jason And The Argo-
nauts-The legend of Jason and his search
for the Golden Fleece.


1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
l:05-"Chapel of the Air"
4:30-Wonderful World of Golf
5:30- Championship Bridge
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
10:30-Movie Time:
11:15-Sacred Heart
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
8:30-New Christy Minstrels
9:05-Royal Playhouse
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-Seasons of Youth
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"Time Out for Murder"
4:00- Afternoon
5:00-SCN News
5:05-Dance Party
5:50-Curt Massey
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-SCN News
10:15-Tonight Show
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-True Adventure
6:55- SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Silver Wings
7:30-Candid Camera
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-Miss America Pageant
4:00- Afternoon
5:30- Report
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-Science In Action
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:00--Danny Kaye
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Celebrity Game
9:30-Star and the Story
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
"Jane Eyre"
1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
2:00-Mr. Mayor
3:30- Pro Bowlers Tour
4:30- American Bandstand
5:30-This Is the Life
6:00-SCN NEWS (English)
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-The Entertainers
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Ann Sothern
8:30-King of Diamonds
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Lawrence Welk
10:15-Bowling Live from Balboa

About Alcohol ...

Dangerous Misconceptions

* Beer won't make you drunk.
Actually, there is just as much alco-
hol in a bottle of beer as in a shot
of whiskey. If a person gulps three
bottles of beer in 2 hours, the ulti-
mate effects are the same as if he
had sipped three highballs in the
same period of time.

Page 2

At The Movies


December 4, 1964


46-Year Em

PanCanal R(

Two non-U.S. citizen employees of
the Panama Canal, each with over
46 years' Canal service, received a
"master kev to the Locks" from Canal
Zone Governor Fleming, at the Nov-
ember retirement ceremony held in
the Board Room of the Administra-
tion Building, Balboa Heights.
Senior in service was George
Edwin, a deckhand in the Navigation
Division, who retired after 46 years,
6 months, and 7 davs of service in
the Canal organization. The other
recipient of a key to the locks was
Stanley J. Crossman, a hand com-
positor at the Panama Canal Printing
Plant, who retired after 46 years,
4 months and 1 day Canal service.
Governor Fleming spoke briefly to
the retiring employees, pointing out
that he never has to worry about how
the Canal is going to operate for he
knows that all concerned in the oper-
ation will be doing a marvelous job.
He concluded by saying: "The United
States of America is extremely grate-
ful to you for a job well-done."
Those who retired in the month of
October, with the positions they held
and their length .of Canal service:
Magdaleno Bethancourt, Winchman,
Terminals Division, Pacific side;
26 years, 4 months, 21 days.
Neil V. Branstetter, Supervisor of
Music, Division of Schools, Pacific
side; 27 years, 2 months, 3 days.
Stanley J. Crossman, Hand Com-
positor, Printing Plant, Administra-
tive Services Division: 46 years,
4 months, 1 day.
Aura F. Cueto, Seamstress, Gorgas
Hospital; 33 years, 2 months, 28
George Edwin, Deckhand, Naviga-
tion Division, Pacific side; 46 years,
6 months, 7 days.
Clement J. Genis, Safety Officer,
Office of the Director, Supply and

ployees Top '

retirees List

Community Service Bureau; 28
years, 1 month, 4 days.
Samuel E. Johnson, Pilot, Navigation i
Division, Pacific side; 23 years, 5
months, 3 days.
Chong S. Kei, Deckhand, Navigation
Division, Pacific side; 16 years, 9
months, 7 days.
Helen D. McKeown, Supervisory As-
sistant Accountant, Payroll Branch; .
20 years, 8 months, 23 days.
Homer G. Martinez, Conductor, Road "
and Yard, Railroad Division, Atlan-
tic side; 13 years, 4 months, 11
Irwin K. Meier, Train Dispatcher,
Railroad Division, Atlantic side; iJ
12 years, 7 months, 14 days.
Federico Mendives, Deckhand, Navi-
gation Division, Pacific side; 22 '
years, 1 month, 3 days.
Jasper L. Myers, Lead Foreman (Gen-.
eral Equipment Repair), Motor .: "
Transportation Division, Pacific .;'
side; 19 years,. 5 months, 11 days. r- .. .
Allen C. Swicegood, Senior Operator,
General Station, Electrical Divi-
sion, Atlantic side; 12 years, 10
months, 25 days.
Wesley H. Townsend, Supervisory Cast of "Make a Million" relax during rehearsal of the Theatre Guild's production that is scheduled to open
general Eng Divisionineer, Pac Surveying, E n- tonight (December 4) at the Ancon Playhouse. Curtain time is 8 p.m. This hilarious three-act comedy, directed
years, 7 months, 23 days. by Kathy Wilber, will run through December 12, with no performance on Sunday, December 6. The large cast
includes Sol and Evelyn Farbman, Jackie Coppenhaver, John Miller, Judy Boiler, Mike Kocher, Don Lohse,
Maj. William Long, John Johnson, Dion Dougherty, John McTaggart, Norman Carpenter, Leo Farlow, and
Wrr rrl r r P T,. many others. Reservations may be made by calling the box office, Balboa 3786 between 7 and 10 p.m. each evening.


Measure Is Feasible

A 2-year study of operations in five
Federal agencies has demonstrated
the feasibility of measuring produc-
tivity in many Government activities,
according to the Bureau of the
Results of the study in four of the
agencies indicated that Government's
record of increasing productivity in
recent years compares favorably with
industry's productivity increase rate
of about 3 percent annually. It was
found impractical to measure produc-
tivity in the fifth agency studied.



Albert S. Adams
F. S. Baumbauh
Emigdio Caballero
Martin Hurtado
Manuel L. Rodriguez, Jr.
Carlos Rice
Luis C. Villa
Robert Wiltshire
William L. Bennett
Frank R. Costanzo

Joseph F. S. Ford
William G. Monroe
Harold G. Jack
Lolita Wade
Manuel Arispe
Benito Durin
Felipe P6rez


Per O. Borg
Dean K. Bruch
Emanuel Burton
Ralph D. Harris
Antonio Ramirez
Glenn D. Redmond
Vincent Ridge
Egbert Saums
Stanley Smith
Henning J. Spilling

Selwyn Brown
Rupert Ennis
Clement McFarlane
Jack Ruoff
Basil A. Thomas
Sylvester Wolfries
Vivian Roberts
Dr. Luis R. Cadilla

Accident Cost

In Lower Bracket
Accident cost per employee of the
Panama Canal organization in calen-
dar year 1963 amounted to $10.89
per employee. This figure was
bettered only by the Veterans Admin-
istration, with a cost of $9.41, and the
Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare, with a cost of $10.17
per employee.
Three Federal military branches,
with operations more comparable to
the Panama Canal's with respect to
civilian manual labor and mechan-
ized industrial operations, had costs
ranging from $11.50 to $12.82.
In the first 10 months of 1964, the
Canal organization was running about
12 percent below last year's cost at
the same time.

CZ Guide Is Author
Of Dessert Cook Book
A dessert cook book in Spanish,
titled El Buen Postre, written by
Canal Zone Guide Brittmarie Janson
Pedreschi will be released Decem-
ber 15 in Panama City.
Containing basic Panamanian and
American desserts, the book was
written for the Panama Federation
of Catholic Women. All proceeds will
go toward establishing a fund for
vocational programs of education for
the underprivileged.

The next meeting of the Cristobal-
Margarita-Brazos Civic Council will
be held at Margarita Service Center
at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 14,
Mrs. Louise Griffon, president, has

The adventurous-whether they drove a chariot
or drive one of today's scooters-have always
insisted on the sensible precaution of protective
headgear. -

One of a series. Prepared as a public service by the American
Motor Scooter Association.


By Eleanor Burnham
Set at the end of the 18th Century,
The Island, by Robert Merle, takes
up where Mutiny on the Bounty left
off. The brutal captain of an English
ship is murdered by his second-in-
command during a mutiny. Calling
at Tahiti, the crew members invited
several Tahitians to join with them
in founding a colony on an un-
inhabited Pacific island. This story
of an attempt to found a new society
mingling utterly different races and
traditions makes absorbing reading
and raises basic issues that are real
and important to us today.
The Shape of Fear, by Hugh Pen-
tecost, is another thriller which takes
place at the Beaumont, a New York
luxury hotel. Pierre Chambrun, the
suave resident manager, has to cope
with a millionaire sneak thief, a
terrified girl who believes the man
she loves killed her father, a criminal
prosecutor hounding a man already
acquitted of any crime, and a Euro-
pean politician who may be the
brains behind a vast criminal con-
spiracy. Good plot, with shrewd
twists and surprises.
First Papers is about Stefan Ivarin,
his family and friends, enemies and
acquaintances. By the author of the
memorable novel Gentleman's Agree-
ment, Laura Z. Hobson, this is the
story of a brave, idealistic family and
their tragedies and triumphs during
the 6 years before World War I.
Leonard Wibberley, in his latest
book on travels, Fiji: Island of the
Dawn, clears up many common mis-
conceptions about the Fiji Islands and

Wesley Townsends

Will Be Honored
The Panama Canal Engineering
Division will sponsor a retirement
party for Mr. and Mrs. Wesley (Red)
Townsend at the Quarry Heights
Officers' Club at 7 p.m., Friday,
December 11. Townsend has been
Chief of the Surveys Branch of the
Engineering Division since May 10,
Those interested in attending the
retirement party should contact Ray
Shaw, telephone 4-313 or Mrs.
Dorothy Benny, Balboa 4126. Town-
send will not be leaving the Isthmus
right away. Mrs. Townsend, who is
a teacher in the Canal Zone Division
of Schools, will continue to teach for
a while and the couple will reside
on the Isthmus.

tells us what it is really like there
A Right to Die, Rex Stout's latest
Nero Wolfe adventure story, unearths
a unique murder motive and intro-
duces us to some of the most inter-
sting characters ever encountered in
detective fiction.
The Lady Royal, by Molly Costain
Haycraft, is a historical romance of
14th Century England. Isabel, the
Princess Royal of England, is the
heroine of the story. Her journey to
maturity and happiness is seen
against the background of the Battle
of Crecy, the Seige of Calais, and
the terror of the Black Death.
Alan King's Help, I'm a Prisoner
in a Chinese Bakery is a wonderfully
funny attack on the sacred institu-
tions and furious frustrations of
modern-day living. Weddings, doc-
tors, telephones, big business, banks,
and Freud-all are treated in an
uproarious free-for-all that touches a
responding chord in all of us.

Arey Named Depity

Of New Division
Will Arey, former Panama Canal
Information Officer, has been named
Deputy Director of a new Travel
Promotion Division in a reorganiza-
tion of the Washington headquarters
of the U.S. Travel Service adopted
by the Department of Commerce.
Arey had been Director of the
Media Relations Division, one of
two divisions replaced in the
Joseph Connor, former Panama
Canal Press Officer, has been
appointed assistant in the Media
Relations Department of the new

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 niay wish to make
of them and may be reprinted without
official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Oficer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Page 3


December 4, 1964

Judo Cadets

Will Stage

The Armed Services Balboa YMCA
will sponsor a judo exhibition by
young people aged 7 to 12 at 6 p.m.
December 11. Cadets, as these young
judoists are known, make up the
largest single group representing this
sport at the Balboa Y.
From the very beginning the Cadet
is taught how to fall and take falls
when thrown without injury to him-
self. Once proficiency in these funda-
mentals have been acquired, the
Cadet goes on to more advanced tech-
niques, leading finally to the active
application of the techniques he has
learned in competitive movement and
But in the preparation of tech-
niques, character traits in the indi-
vidual are not lost sight of. The young
judoist is drilled in sportsmanship,
and taught that contest winning alone
is not an end in itself, although very -
desirable. He must never lose his
temper, he must have consideration
for his opponent, keep himself alert
at all times. Thanksgivi
Results of this training covering a 9 and 10 y
period of many months of time and Smith (left)
effort invested both by the student Four official
meet at Ba
or Cadet and the instructor, Bob all U.S. to
Schultz, ranking Ikky (first class
brown belt) will be brought to the
public December 11.
Special mention for the success and L it
the very existence of this young -
group of judoists goes to Robert The Paci
Wick, YMCA Programs Secretary. of the 196
An added feature to the children's f the 19 6
for the 12 t
program will be a Karate exhibition the 1va
by a top first degree black belt he va
The leave
expert from the Armed Forces. The
public and especially the parents of
the cadet judoists are cordially
invited to witness the progress made
by the children.

Legion Baseball

Tryouts Saturday

American Legion Baseball League
tryouts will be held Saturday, Decem-
ber 5, at 9 a.m. at the Balboa railroad
station fields. Players born between
September 1, 1946, and July 31,
1949, and who are attending or have
graduated from U.S. Canal Zone
Schools are eligible to compete.
The league is in need of managers,
coaches, and scorekeepers. Those
interested are requested to attend
these tryouts. For further informa-
tion call Mr. Brogie, Balboa 3121, or
Mr. Corrigan, Balboa 3560.

SS Panama
(Continued from p. 1)
5 years without the agency's written
approval, except for brief cruise
The former SS Panama, rechris-
tened the President Hoover, repainted
with the American President Line
colors and carrying the President
Line flag, transited the Panama
Canal in January 1957 on her maiden
voyage to the west coast under the
new ownership. On arrival in San
Francisco, the vessel was placed im-
mediately in trans-Pacific service
from the Pacific coast to Yokohama,
Manila, Hong Kong, and Kobe.
This was the second commercial
transit for the former Panama liner.
As first of the three new Panama
Line vessels, the ship went through
the Canal in 1939 after making her
maiden voyage to the Canal from
New York.
The SS Panama was the first of
the three Panama Canal vessels to be
sold, based on studies which indi-
cated that the volume of the Canal
organization's freight would be mate-
rially reduced upon implementation
of certain of the 1955 Treaty com-
mitments, particularly the one relat-
ing to retail store purchases, the sale
announcement stated.

ng swim meet medal winners in the girls' 50-yard freestyle,
ear class, were: Debra Nix (center) of Fort Davis, first; Sharon
of Coco Solo, second; and Christie Loizeaux of Coco Solo, third.
al Canal Zone swimming records were broken during the swim
lboa pool in which 265 boys and girls participated, representing
vnsites in the Canal Zone, military as well as civilian. The winners'
medals were presented by Mrs. Jean Wainio (far left).

Ilk-f S1

Four official Canal Zone swimming
records were broken during the
Thanksgiving holiday swim meet at
the Balboa Swimming Pool last
Friday. One of the records had been
standing since 1959.
A large number of spectators
cheered the 265 participants in the
40 events. The youngest swimmers
were 5 years of age. The oldest were
in the college group who participated
in the unlimited age events for those
over 18.
All the U.S. townsites in the Canal
Zone were represented by swimmers.
The military bases were well rep-
resented by swimmers from swim-
ming pools at Fort Clayton, Fort
Kobbe, Fort Davis, Albrook AFB,
Rodman Naval Station, and Curundu.
The Panama Canal swimmers came
from Coco Solo, Garnboa, and Balboa
swimming pools.
Swim records are broken and new
ones established in nearly every swim
meet in the Canal Zone. But in the
Thanksgiving holiday swim meet a
record standing since 1959 was
broken by Billy Le Doux. of Coco.
Solo. The event was the 100-yard
Individual Medley for boys 10 years
of age and under. The old record was

tie League, Farm League Openers Near

fic Little League and Farm League, getting ready for the opening Noel Farnsworth; vice presidents, Gardner Harris and Dominic Roberto;
Season, have held the annual meeting for selection of players treasurer, Robert S. Bowen; secretary, Mrs. Joyce Boatwright; and Chief
eams that will participate, and boys were selected to try out with Umpire, Henry E. May, Jr.
teams. Listed below are the teams, each with manager, coach, and the names
;ue is under the direction of the following officers: president, of the boys selected to try out:


Manager, P. J. Rogers, telephone 2-2939; Coach, M. Davis, telephone 2-3545.

B. Boatwright
E. Davis
P. Parks
G. Seeley
J. McGuiness
R. Maynard
S. McAndrews

J. Parks
M. Kelleher
M. Smiley
E. McIlvaine
T. Howard
R. Dolan
C. Chu
J. McGuiness

M. Leftridge
M. Manning
D. Johnson
J. Gregory
M. McQueary
P. Kiley
A. Franz

Manager, J. Stuart, telephone 2-4432; Coach, D. Byerly.

Gary Myers
Chris Hare
Pat Dillon
Brian Mayles
James George
Billy Hutchings
Jimmy Craig

James Ridge
John Harris
Michael Harris
John Bonnano
Joseph O'Donnell
Steve Ridge
Paul Karst

Randy Byerly
Zan Dormoi
Felix Dormbi
John Givens
Robert Tilley
Steve Bowen
Phil Nehring

Manager, Dom Roberto.
Ronald Bowman
Charles Eshleman
Roland Folse
Arturo Tapia
Owen Litz
Ralph Dugas
Don Chadwick
Pat Hardcastle

Daniel Haff
Kenneth Myers
Gary Franks
John Deckle
Tommy Murphy
David Geoghegan
Robert Geoghan

Lloyd Roberts
William Eshleman
Frank Serrano
Kenneth Hopkins
David Webb
Craig Stinson
Frank Zeimitz

ELKS 1414
Manager, Tom Spencer, telephone 2-1209; Coach, Irish Ireland,
telephone 2-4418.

Stevie Stephens
Richard Moultrie
Jay Wallace
Mike R. Williams
Dee Cope
Joseph Buonviri

Stover Jenkins
Edward Husum
Conrad Ireland
Mark Affeltranger
Eugene Buonviri

David Burdick
Mark Darden
Mike Rose
David Jordan
Wm. McConaughey
Mark Stephens

Manager, Walt Mikulich, telephone 2-4124; Coach, Charles Hedman,
telephone 2-1385. Players will be called by manager.

Bonner Allison
Greg Barber
Doug Bussell
Michael Bussell
Richard de la Pefia
Edwardo Duran
John Flumach

Larry Hedman
Jeffrey Jarvis
William Kennon
Tom Kugel
Marty Krueger
John Lessiack
Kim Marcus

Gordon Million
Doug Nesbitt
Gary O'Connor
Fred Robison
Charles Thompson
Paul Thompson
Harry Townsend

Manager, Mr. Barnes, telephone 2-3074; Coach, Mr. Boblett.

D. Lowe
R. Pratchett
M. Boblett
M. Albritton
M. Williams
G. Hammack

J. Coffer
T. Engelke
K. Jemmut
M. Kinker
P. Buehler
B. McArthur
D. Ferry

R. Lane
R. LeTourneau
G. Thomson
J. Snaggerman
C. Morales
B. Nettles

Manager, Don Bowen, telephone 2-2591; Coach, C. Leaver.

K. Dillon J. Alexander
E. Dormoi W. Nowotny
D. Green R. Stevens
B. Mayles J. De Gracia
C. Tochterman C. De Gracia
J. Malone N. Navarro
J. Canavaggio G. Fritts
R. Alexander C. Leaver
Manager, William Wichmann, telephone 2-3327;
telephone 2-3752.
Tom Balutis John Howe
Billy Bell Randy Henderson
Carlton Bell Beattie Hendricks
Patrick Cain Edward Hooper
Steven Call Brian Kennon
Paul Dalton Robert Jelderks
Kenneth Gaul Matthew Mayor
Chris Celderman Robert Medinger
Michael Miller

R. Sollami
B. Keepers
J. Ryan
R. McGregor
M. Gettle
M. Barrett
S. Lawrence
M. Lawrence

Coach, Paul Badonsky,

Stephen Pustis
Alan Reichel
James Richmond
Spencer Richmond
Michael Sparling
Edward Thompson
William Wjchmann
Bobby Winford

Manager, Charles Norris, telephone 2-1577; Coach, Joe Burgoon, telephone
2-4690. Practice at Farm League Park every Thursday.
Mario Bayne Robert Deans Tony Miguez
Ricardo Bell David Duke Chuck Norris
Michael Bender Robert Gilbert James Petersen
Richard Brown Stephen Gilbert Kenneth Reimiller
Joseph Burgoon Roberto Herrera James Sharpensteen
Eloy Collado Glenn Iunt Richard Turner
Tim Connor Roy Ireland Robert Wilcox
Ben Cope Paul Markun Gary Williams
Frank De Abate Jack Marshall Patrick Williams


Manager, Bud Risberg, telephone 2-4498; Coach, Bud Harris,
telephone 2-3514.
ry Ridge Tom Young John Buckner
:y Risberg William Hoff Kenneth Molino
hael May John Payne Roger Crespo
er Serrano Alberto SAnchez Tommy Franke
h Stinson Tommy Crabtree Ben Franken
es Young Guy Nachio Jerome Bettle
k Wilson Dennis Buckner Alfred Schepel

lard Horter

Edward Albin


Manager, B. Mills; Coach, A. Hermanny.

L. Altenberg
E. Gleichman
D. Riddle
R. Shultz
R. Gallardo
J. Hermanny

Manager, Ed Malin,
James McDaniel
Milo Garcia
Eddie Malin
John Farmer
Terry Howard
Lawrence Parks
Paul Swearingen

R. Mills
J. Fleckenstein
P. Macdonell
W. Roth Roffy
T. Tulle

R. Kirby
J. Hannigan
J. SAnchez
H. Fernndez
J. Zerr
A. Honea

telephone 2-3527. Manager will call players.

Marc McLavasie
Harry Harrison
Michael Kirmer
Robert Robison
Roy Toman
Joseph Demaria

Ted McAndrews
William Fulleton
Jack Jeffrey
Danny Leininger
Danny Shepard
Van Kerby Goerger
Bobby Barnes

Page 4

4 Zone Swim Records

Fall in Balboa Meet

INPP- mm I -

held by James Singer, whose time
in 1959 was 1:40.9. The new record
set by Billy Le Doux was 1:40.4.
A 1960 record for the 100-yard
Individual Medley for girls 10 years
and under was broken by Jackie
Jacques of Fort Clayton, whose time
was 1:38.0. The old record had been
held by Jane Wilson of Balboa, whose
time in 1960 had been 1:47.8.
Tim Golden of Fort Clayton broke
a 1961 record for the 50-yard Butter-
fly for boys 10 years and under. The
1961 record, established by Brian
Plaisance of Gatun, was :43.6. Tim's
time was :43.4.
A 50-yard Free Style record for
girls 13 and 14, established in 1961
by Judy Redmond of Coco Solo with
a time of 29.0, was smashed by Becky
Fall of Balboa, whose time was 28.9:

Speed Law

(Continued from p. 1)
Speed. limits in the Zone are 40
miles per hour on open highways,
unless otherwise posted; 25 miles per
hour in all town sites, unless other-
wise posted, and 12 miles per hour
(posted) in industrial areas.



Vol. III, No. 24 50 Aiaos de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 4 de Diciembre de 1964

Elevacidn Maxima Obtiene

at'iin l AIrnan7A r f17 -in,

Al iniciarse el mes de diciembre el
nivel del Lago Catin alcanz6 la
marca record de 87.30 pies de eleva-
ci6n. El Ramo de Meteorologia e
Hidrografia se propone ahora man-
tener el nivel de elevaci6n lo mas alto
possible, c6nsono con las exigencias
del transito de naves y de la plant
hidroel6ctrica. Para asegurar el sumi-
nistro necesario de agua para la esta-
ci6n seca que se avecina precisaria
nn nivel de unos 87.50 pies.
Se calcula que elevar el nivel 1z pie
equivale al volume de agua nece-
sario para 300 travesias por las esclu-
sas, o sean casi 2 travesias adicionales
diarias durante la estaci6n seca, segi6n
anota el Hidr6grafo jefe T. C.
La estaci6n seca de 1964 se inici6
el 23 de noviembre de 1963 siendo
la mAs tempranera en los anales del
Canal. El extenso period seco y el
volume de travesias canaleras hicie-
ron que el nivel del Lago Gatun
caysese a 83.76 pies al 5 de mayo de
este afio y a 207.76 pies en el Lago
Madden, 16 dias mis tarde.
Esos niveles no constituyeron
nueva marca ya que la menor fue
establecida el 13 de julio de 1957
cuando el nivel del Lago Gatin al-
canz6 81.78 pies; el del Lago Madden
baj6 a 201.94 pies el 20 de ese mismo
mes y ano.
Este afio empez6 a Hlover cerrado
desde el 22 de mayo con la consi-
guiente alza en el nivel lacustre. El
temprano inicio de la estaci6n lluviosa

Con el ob;eto de que los em-
pleados puedan adelantar bastante
en sus compras de Navidad, la
Division de Abastos ha dado a la
publicidad desde ahora las horas
de operaci6n de los almacenes.
Todos los almacenes y estacio-
nes de gasoline cerrarAn todo el
dia 25 de diciembre y 19 de enero.
Todas las unidades abriran en su
horario regular del 26 al 30 de
Recorte esto y guArdelo, para
que despues no tenga que estar

produjo un alza de 14 por ciento sobre
lo normal durante mayo.
El promedio de la precipitaci6n de
lluvias en octubre estuvo un tanto
bajo lo usual, pero en la vertiente
del Lago Catun solo estuvo a 8 por
ciento bajo la normal. En el Area
sobre la Represa de Madden la pre-
cipitaci6n fue de 2 por ciento sobre
lo usual, constituvendo ello como el
35 por ciento de la precipitaci6n
para toda la vertiente.
El gran total de la precipitaci6n
en la vertiente del Lago Gatun, desde
principios del afio, fue de 3,635,698
pies-acre, el 9 por ciento encima del
promedio de los l6timos 51 alios.
El nivel del Lago Gatin se man-
tuvo bajo control y debajo de los 87
pies hasta el 15 de noviembre, por
ser entonces cuando se intensifican
las lluvias en ese sector. Para ello se
dejaron escapar por el vertedero 3.7
pies de agua.
El Lago Madden tiene una fluctua-
ci6n de 52 pies, desde un nivel de
200 pies en 6poca seca, a uno de 252
en la lluviosa. La de Gatun es de
unos 5 pies, de 82 a 87.50. Vale
recorder que en 1963 se afiadieron
2 pies al muro de la Represa Madden.
A pesar de que la opinion genera-
lizada es que la estaci6n seca empieza
a mediados de diciembre, una de las
peores inundaciones del Istmo se
produjo el dia de Navidad de 1909.
La tabla comparative de niveles
lacustres en los iltimos afios denota
lo siguiente:





Una empresa naviera matriculada traci6n Maritima puso ciertas restric-
en PanamA, la International Cruises, ciones en cuanto al uso a que se des-
ha adquirido de la American Presi- tine la nave, excluy6ndola de parti-
dent Lines el vapor President Hoover cipar en comercio con puertos de
que, como se sabe, inicialmente fue Estados Unidos por un lapso de 5
botado al mar con el nombre de afios, a no mediar permiso previo de
Panamd, habiendo sido construido esa entidad. Se exceptia de esas res-
para la organizaci6n del Canal de Pa- tricciones breves escalas en crucero.
namA. Los nuevos armadores matricu- En enero de 1957, luciendo sus
larAn la nave bajo el pabell6n griego. nuevos colors, su nueva apelaci6n
La American President Lines de Presidente Hoover y su nueva
adquiri6 el Panamd en 1957 por ensefia marina, el ex Panama cruz6 el
$5,704,000 y lo ha vendido, cuando Canal rumbo a la costa occidental;
ya tenia 25 afios, por $720,000. al Ilegar a San Francisco de Cali-
Fuentes neoyorquinas indican que fornia se le destin6 al servicio al
los nuevos armadores constituyen Lejano Oriente.
empresa afiliada a los intereses navie- Lo curioso es que ese trAnsito del
ros griegos de Chandris, grupo que Canal en 1957 era solo el segundo
ha estado muy active en el mercado que realizaba, el primero lo hizo en
estadounidense de naves viejas en 1939 al terminar su primer recorrido
los 61timos afios. desde Nueva York bajo la ensefia de
La embarcaci6n, que ha estado en la Panama Line.
la costa occidental de Estados Uni- El Panamd fue el primero de tres
dos, en desuso desde el pasado mes barcos de la organizaci6n del Canal
de abril, serA empleada en cruceros, de PanamA que fueron vendidos, des-
quizAs en el ambito universal, a no pubs de efectuados ciertos studios
ser que se prefiera dedicarla al ser- relatives al volume de carga de la or-
vicio de carga y pasajeros en el ganizaci6n, que disminuiria conside-
MediterrAneo. rablemente al entrar en vigor algunas
Al sancionar la venta, la Adminis- estipulaciones del Tratado de 1955.

Carlos Vaz, Director de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso, recibe de manos de la Sra. Myrie un cheque que repre-
senta una donaci6n de los miembros del Progresista Club de Danzas de Cuadrillas. La suma ira a engrosar 'los
fondos para becas a estudiantes de las comunidades latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal. Presencian la entrega
Audley Webster, representante de las escuelas latinoamericanas, y A. Marshall miembro del club de danzantes.



DD6nde espera ousted que se cele-
bre un Festival Internacional de la
EEcuador? iHonduras? (Costa Ri-
ca? Panami?
Estos paises encabezan a los ex-
portadores en bananas.
Pero el Festival Internacional de
la Banana no se celebra en ninguno
de ellos.
Se celebra en Fulton, Kentucky-
South Fulton, Tennessee, a unas 20
millas al este del Rio Mississippi y a
cientos de millas de la costa del
Las bananas constituyen un gran
negocio en las pequefias y bien
adentro ciudades gemelas, por donde
han pasado mas de 31' millones de
libras de bananas en la 6ltima d6cada.
Proceden de los puertos del golfo
donde los barcos bananeros descar-
gan y en Fulton-South Fulton cada
vag6n ferroviario de bananas es revi-
sado para la temperature y estado,
frio o caliente, segun las condiciones
del tiempo, y dirigidos a travis de la
America Central y a CanadA.
Al Hirt fue la estrella calebre del
espectAculo en el festival de este aio.
El program del festival incluy6 un
derby de carritos, events atl6ticos,
espectAculo de aficionados, baile en
las calls, diversiones de feria, carna-
vales, un festival de tortas de banana,
exposici6n de artes y oficios, fiesta
musical, concursos de preparaci6n de
pasteles de bananas, un gran desfile,
un concurso de belleza para la prin-
cesa de la banana, un desfile con

Aparece Segunda

Edici6n del Libro
Del Cincuentenario
La segunda edici6n del libro del
Cincuentenario del Canal de PanamA
estA ya a la venta en los almacenes y
centros de servicios comunales.
Un sobre postal de Navidad serA
suministrado gratuitamente con los
primeros 1,000 ejemplares.
Se han recibido 6rdenes para various
cientos de los 6,000 ejemplares. Los
que han enviado sus 6rdenes deben
recoger sus libros lo mAs pronto posi-
ble. El precio es de $2.75. La tarifa
de correo ordinario para enviar un
libro a los Estados Unidos es menos
de 20 centavos. Tambien hay ejem-
plares en espafiol.

bandas y carros aleg6ricos, y un gran para los events hace varias semanas,
bailey. habria visto carros aleg6ricos tales
F. G. Dunsmoor, Subsecretario como uno con una tonelada de pudin
Ejecutivo del Canal de Panama, pas6 de bananas, otros con asuntos de arte
por las ciudades gemelas, durante sus latinoamericano, y un tren en minia-
vacaciones, un par de dias antes del tura, con maquinaria, estaci6n y
festival de este aiio, que era el se- vagones llenos de bellas muchachas
gundo. Si hubiera podido quedarse y bananas.

Vertigo de Velocidad



El descuido continia siendo la
principal causal de los accidents de
trAnsito, pero 41 casos de los regis-
trados hasta ahora en el afio se debie-
ron a excess de velocidad. Como
100 otros casos mAs de velocidad
excesiva estuvieron a un tris de ter-
minar accidentalmente, evitAndose
solo gracias a buenos frenos y mag-
nifica suerte, como en el de quien
casi se desbanca por un barranco,
En muchos accidents, la veloci-
dad estA agravada por la causal pri-
mordial de descuido. La importancia
de lo que se anota se echa de ver
si se consider que hay un promedio
de 57 arrests por exceso de velo-
cidad mensualmente en la Zona del
Canal. Y esto a pesar de la vigilancia
ejercida por los radiopatrulleros.
El problema del exceso de veloci-
dad ha sido debatido en reuniones
celebradas por miembros de los Con-
sejos Civicos con el Gobernador
Fleming y el Vicegobernador Parker.
Los accidents en que han resul-
tado lesionados nifios y adults, asi
como la amenaza de que esos acci-
dentes continlen en aumento, han
ocupado la atenci6n de las autori-
dades administrativas. Los Consejos
Civicos, por su parte, vienen urgiendo
la adopci6n de medidas mas estrictas
para frenar los abuses de velocidad.
La principal causal mecinica de
accidents de trAnsito radica en la
tuerca que afirma el volante. Con
frecuencia los conductores no se
amanian a las condiciones de trAnsito
vehicular prevaleciente, o a las de la
pista sobre la cual conducen. La
lluvia entrafia menor tracci6n de las

gomas en el pavimento mojado; los
parabrisas se empaiian y'reducen la
visibilidad peligrosamente. Otras
condiciones desventajosas pueden
tambien surgir o producirse y todo
ello exige agudizar la atenci6n. Por
ejemplo en zonas escolares, al cierre
de las classes, cuando parvadas de
estudiantes se lanzan a la calle.
No es infrecuente ver a personas
que conducen con la mayor despre-
ocupaci6n, a6n en condiciones adver-
sas, especialmente bajo la lluvia.
Otros zigzaguean entire los escolares,
exponiendose al riesgo de arrollar al-
guna criatura que s6bitamente decide
echarse a correr a trav6s de su ruta.
Muchos son los automedontes que
no entienden bien-o no les da un
bledo-con las sefiales de trAnsito. Las
mAs de las veces exceden la velocidad
permisible; otras, andan como tortu-
gas en zonas donde se permit hasta
40 mills por hora.
Pasarse otro vehiculo en march
exige cierta cautela y el sometimiento
a las reglas sobre el caso. Desgracia-
damente no todos piensan que la ley
fue hecha para ellos tambin y para
la propia protecci6n tanto que para
la del pr6jimo.
Los limits de velocidad en la
Zona del Canal son de 40 millas en
carretera abierta, a no mediar sefia-
les en contrario; 25 m.p.h. en pobla-
do, con la misma salvedad anterior
y en las Areas industriales a solo 12
millas por hora. Pero-no lo olvide-
esas son las velocidades mdximas,
sujetas a las circunstancias prevale-
cientes que podrian aconsejar redu-

Esclusas de Miraflores __-_1,068
Esclusas de Cat6n _______ 383
Las Cruces (2 viajes) -___ 180
Reina Manuelita (2 viajes) 37
Donizetti _______ 370
Ceramic _______ 80
Planta de Purificaci6n .___ 40
Gran Total _______- 2,158

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Diciembre 4, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

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Jaime E. Ayala, Operario de Equipo ElBctrico de Contabilidad, esti laborando con la Direcci6n de Personal del
Canal de Panama en Anc6n, desde el mes de octubre de 1962. Su trabajo consiste en perforar y hacer cambios en
las tarietas de los empleados de la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA. Ayala curs6 studios en la Universidad
de PanamA y antes de ingresar a la organizaci6n del Canal fue asistente contador y operario de mfquinas en la
IBM de PanamA. Naci6 en Panami, donde reside. Es soltero y los fines de semana se dedica a llevar los libros de
un negocio pequefio en la ciudad capital. El deported que mis le gusta es el softball.



4-Partido de baloncesto entire la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal y la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa. Lugar: Gimnasio
de la secundaria de Balboa. Hora: 7 p.m.

4-Partido de baloncesto entire el Club Atl6tico de la Divisi6n
de Escuelas y la Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal. Lugar:
Gimnasio de la secundaria de Crist6bal en Coco Solo.
Hora: 7 p.m.

7-Revista de la ROTC en la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
Hora: 7 p.m.

8-Dia de la Madre en la Repfiblica de Panama. Fiesta de la
Inmaculada Concepci6n. Primera Comuni6n de los nifios
panamefios en las iglesias cat6licas. Procesiones religiosas
en horas de la tarde.

10-Concierto de Navidad en el Auditorio de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Balboa con participaci6n de la Orquesta y el
Coro. Gratis. Hora: 7:30 p.m.

Phyllis C. Lyew, Oficinista, Asuntos
de Personal, ingres6 a la organiza-
ci6n del Canal de PanamA en enero
de 1962 con la Direcci6n de Personal
en Anc6n, en donde estA encargada
del registro de personal estadouni-
dense. La Sra. Lyew naci6 en Puerto
Espafia, Trinidad, y lleg6 al Istmo
en agosto de 1941. Antes de trabajar
con el Canal de PanamA labor en la
Zona Libre de Col6n con la Colon
Import and Export Co. Ltd., y con
el District Engineer en Camp Coiner,
Zona del Canal. Reside en San Fran-
cisco de la Caleta, PanamA, con su
esposo Herman A. Lyew y sus hijos
Rosemary, de 18 afios de edad; Paul,
de 16; Peter, de 12; y Margaret, de
5 afios. Sus pasatiempos son cocinar
y coser.

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

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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
10:00- Noticias


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-Buggs Bunny
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00-Los Detectives
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock
10:00- Noticias


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 Roblin
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
1:00-Programa Femenino
1:30-Tardes Filmicas
3:00-Sarao de Tevedos
4:00-Teletcatro de las 4
5:30-Carnaval de Cartones
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7:00-Capitin Marte y XL-5
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido

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SAbado 5__ _

Domingo 6---

Lunes 7_-___

Martes 8 ._-

Mi6rcoles 9--

Jueves 10___

Viernes 11_


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Qu6 Rico el Mambo y
Tania la Bella Salvaje
The Prize

The Prize



Long Days Journey Into Night

A Distant Trumpet



Qu LRico el Mambo y
Tania la Bella Salvaje

Soldier In The Rain

Long Days Journey Into Night

A Distant Trumpet

City Of Shadows

Guns Don't Argue and
City After Midnight

10 p.m. only
Force Of Arms
Horror Of Party Beach and
Curse Of The Living Corpse
Seven Days In May

Seven Days In May

Nikki, Wild Dog Of The North


Natchez Trace and
Teenage Caveman
10 p.m. Only
Bal Tabarin

PAgina 2

10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Cita Informal
12:00-Repris6: Novela Semanal
2:00- Repris6: San Martin de Porres
4:00- Festival de Cartones
4:30-Desde el Hip6dromo
5:30-La Comedia Silente
6:00- Disneylandia
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 Franc6s
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25- Cndido Perez
12:51- Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55- Informative 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-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-EIl 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
4:00- 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-Programa Especial
7:00- Noticias
7:30-El 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
4:00- Documental
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
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
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00--Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-El Santo
10:30-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev61ver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-De Interes Para Usted
1:30-Los Expertos Contestan
2:00-Repris6: Novela de las 5
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Programa Especial
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Perry Mason
9:00-Las Enfermeras
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
10:15- Pelicula

Diciembre 4, 1964


20 Anios de Servicio

G. L. Phillips
Earl Howard Bryant
Encargado de Existencias
Manuela GalAstica
Joseph Gall
Stephanie Gordon
Juan D. Palermo
Recolector de Basura
Pedro I. Romero
Alberto L. Thompson
Capataz Aseador
Miguel Alfaro
Martin Annen
PrActico del Canal
Luther R. Fisher
Herman G. Hamilton
Contramaestre de Pasabarcos
Carter M. Houston
PrActico del Canal
Fermin E. Iglesias
Capitan de Lancha Motora
Felicito Luna
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
Felipe Marin
Frank G. McGilberry
PrActico del Canal
Pablo Medina
Pintor de Mantenimiento
Sim6n Morcillo
Contramaestre de Pasabarcos
Eugenio Prescott
Carlos Saavedra R.
Pablo Salamanca
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
Julio Solano
Joseph Sylvester
Daniel C. Thompson

Dos empleados no estadounidenses
del Canal de Panama, cada uno con
ms de 46 afios de servicio con el
Canal, recibieron una "llave maestra
de las Esclusas" de manos del Gober-
nador de la Zona del Canal, Robert
J. Fleming, Jr., durante la ceremonia
de jubilaci6n de noviembre celebrada
en el Sal6n de Conferencias del Edi-
ficio de Administraci6n en Balboa
George Edwin, un pasabarcos de
la Division de Navegaci6n, quien se
jubil6 despu6s de 46 afios, 6 meses y
7 dias de servicio en la organizaci6n
del Canal, fue el mAs antiguo en ser-
vicio. Otro que recibi6 una llave de
las esclusas fue Stanley J. Crossman,
un cajista (manual) en la Imprenta
del Canal de PanamA, quien se jubil6
despues de 46 afios, 4 meses y 1 dia
de servicio con el Canal.
El Gobernador Fleming habl6 bre-
vemente a los empleados que se reti-
ran, quien sefial6 que nunca tiene
que preocuparse sobre c6mo va a ser
operado el Canal, porque sabe que
todos los que estAn envueltos en la
operaci6n estarAn haciendo un trabajo
maravilloso. Concluy6 diciendo: "Los
Estados Unidos de America estin
muy agradecidos de ustedes por un
trabajo bien hecho."
Los que se jubilaron en el mes de
octubre, con el titulo de sus posicio-
nes y el tiempo de servicio con el
Canal, son los siguientes:
Magdaleno Bethancourt, Operario de
Montacargas, Divisi6n de Termi-
nales, sector Pacifico; 26 afos, 4
meses, 21 dias.
Neil V. Branstetter, Director de Mi-
sica, Divisi6n de Escuelas, sector
Pacifico; 27 afios, 2 meses, 3 dias.
Stanley J. Crossman, Cajista (Ma-
nual), Imprenta, Division de Ser-
vicios Administrativos; 46 afios, 4
meses, 1 dia.
Aura F. Cueto, Costurera, Hospital
Gorgas; 33 anos, 2 meses, 28 dias.
George Edwin, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n
-de Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico;
46 aios, 6 meses, 7 dias.
Clement J. Genis, Oficial Encargado
de Seguridad, Oficina del Director,
Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios
Comunales; 28 aios, 1 mes, 4 dias.

Efrain B6squez
Pulidor de Cemento
Robert I. Elliott
Operario de Lanchas
Richard O. Grazette
Ayudante Electricista
Alberto Jim6nez
Ayudante Reparador de
Central Telef6nica
Dionisio Pantoja B.
Obrero (Trabajos Pesados)
Lynn E. Stratford
Despachador de Energia
James A. Van Dyke
Encargado de Sistemas de
James P. Young, Jr.
Primer Capataz Plomero
Jack Kaplan
Mecanico Tornero Automotriz
Eduardo Lorenzo
Ayudante Reencauchador de
Joaquin Martinez
Daniel Restrepo
Leonard A. Thompson
J. D. Barnes
Oficinista, Unidad de
Despacho de Correos
Daniel R. Harned
Policia Raso
F6lix A. Penagos
Jos6 I. Delgado
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
(Medicina General y Cirugia)
Demetrio Gutierrez
Auxiliar en el Servicio de Sala
Joseph W. C. Haig
Ayudante Farmaceutico
Iris May Ottey
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
Emilia I. Pacheco
Enfermera (Medicina
General y Cirugia)
Reyes Rodriguez
Obrero (Trabajos Pesados-
Erradicaci6n de Plagas)
Harry White
Mozo de Oficios (Hospital)

Samuel E. Johnson, PrActico del
Canal, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n,
sector Pacifico; 23 afios, 5 meses,
3 dias.
Chong S. Kei, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n
de Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico; 16
afios, 9 meses, 7 dias.
Helen D. McKeown, Subjefe Ayu-
dante Contadora, Secci6n de Pla-
nillas; 20 afios, 8 meses, 23 dias.
Homer G. Martinez, Conductor, Via
F6rrea y Patio de Ferrocarril, Di-
visi6n de Ferrocarril, sector Atlan-
tico; 13 aflos, 4 meses, 11 dias.
Irwin K. Meier, Despachador de
Trenes, Divisi6n de Ferrocarril,
sector AtlAntico; 12 afios, 7 meses,
14 dias.
Federico Mendives, Pasabarcos, Divi-
si6n de Navegaci6n, sector Paci-
fico; 22 afios, 1 mes, 3 dias.
Jasper L. Myers, Primer Capataz (Re-
paraci6n de Equipo General), Di-
visi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Pacifico; 19 afios, 5 meses,
11 dias.
Allen C. Swicegood, Jefe Operario de
Planta Generadora, Divisi6n de
Electricidad, sector AtlAntico; 12
afios, 10 meses, 25 dias.
Wesley H. Townsend, Subjefe Inge-
niero General, Topografia, Divi-
si6n de Ingenieria, sector Pacifico;
34 afios, 7 meses, 23 dias.

Nuevos Cargos Para

Will Arey y Connor
Will Arey, ex Jefe de la Oficina
de Informaci6n del Canal de Pana-
mA acaba de ser nombrado sub-
director de la nueva Divisi6n de
Promoci6n de Viajes al efectuarse
una reorganizaci6n en Washington
en la sede del Servicio de Viajes
de Estados Unidos.
Arey venia desempefiando las
veces de director de la Divisi6n de
Relaciones, una de las dos depen-
dencias afectadas por la reorgani-
Joseph Connor, ex Jefe de Prensa
del Canal de Panama ha sido nom-
brado ayudante del Departamento
de Relaciones de la nueva division.


* 'A 1


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Reparan en Mt. Hope

El Ciudad de Cali

El navio colombiano Ciudad de
Cali fue un reciente visitante en el
taller de reparaciones de barcos de
la Division Industrial en Mount
Hope. Tenia rota la punta de una
helice y se le reemplaz6 la helice y
el eje posterior.
La h6lice fue cambiada poniendo
lastre en proa para levantar la popa
del agua sin dejar que esta entrara
por la apertura de la popa. (Vea foto-
grafia en la secci6n inglesa.) Si este
m6todo no hubiera sido possible, el
duefio del barco habria tenido que
incurrir en gastos mAs altos en un
dique seco.
El taller de Mount Hope es uno
de los pocos astilleros en el mundo
capaz de hacer esta clase de trabajo.
Es possible aqui debido a la disponi-
bilidad de aguas tranquilas del viejo
canal francs y un personal capaci-
tado para esta clase de trabajo.
El puerto del barco Ciudad de
Cali es Buenaventura. Es uno de los
barcos de la Flota Mercante Gran-
colombiana y es un carguero refrige-
rado en el comercio de la banana,
desde la Am6rica Latina a Galveston,

La ciudad mas antigua de Esta-
dos Unidos fundada por europeos
es la de San Agustin, Florida.
Santa Fe, capital del Estado de
Nuevo Mexico, le sigue en anti-
Por otro lado la ciudad fundada
por europeos mds antigua del he-
misferio occidental lo es la de Santo
Domingo, capital de la Repdblica
Dominicana, en la isla llamada
Hispaniola. Fue fundada por Don
Bartolomd Col6n, hermano del
Descubridor, en 1496.
La ciudad de Panamd, capital de
Panamd, es la ciudad fundada por
europeos mas antigua en el litoral
Pacifico. Fue fundada en 1519.
Sin embargo el pueblo de Nombre
de Dios, como a 50 millas al sur
de Col6n, es realmente el poblado
mas antiguo de los fundados por
europeos en la masa continental
(Tomado del Libro de la His-
toria Americana de George
Stimpson. Harper & Row, Inc.)

El martes 24 de noviembre se
efectu6 el iltimo escrutinio para
escoger la Reina-de la Navidad y
del Prom de la Escuela Secunda-
ria de Rainbow City, resultando
triunfadora la bella e inteligente
estudiante Benilda Atherley, re-
presentante de los ddcimos grades.
AcompaTiardn a Su Majestad
Benilda I, las estudiantes Maxine
:Mason, representante de los sdp-
timos grades; Waldina Small, re-
presentante de los ddcimos grades;
Regina Stephens y Patricia Man-
ning, del unddcimo grado.
El acto de coronacidn se efec-
tuard el sdbado 12 de diciembre
I en el gimnasio del plantel, al cual
quedan cordialmente invitados
todos nuestros lectores.



Los empleados de aerolineas, los conductores de camiones de abastos,
y un cierto grupo de trabajadores no tienen mAs remedio que trabajar
por la noche. Esto implica muchas veces que tienen que conducir un
vehiculo en una noche oscura o de semioscuridad si es que la luna llena
estA de rondas. Muchos m6dicos aconsejan que estos empleados coman
abundante mantequilla y zanahorias, alimentos supuestamente benefi-
ciosos para la vista y particularmente para la vision nocturna. Unos
studios recientes revelan que el secret no esta solo en "hincharse"
a base de zanahorias.
El studio relaciona los efectos del cigarrillo y las bebidas con la
acuidad visual nocturna:
La vision depend de la cantidad de oxigeno que va a los ojos
por la sangre. Esto explica el efecto de mon6xido de carbon sobre la
vista (el mon6xido resta oxigeno a la sangre).
El tabaco, el acto de fumar, perjudica a la vision de los conduc-
El mon6xido se elimina de la sangre con lentitud. Tres cigarrillos
equivalent a estar a una altitude de 7,000 pies (aire enrarecido). Se requie-
ren 15 minutes para recobrar la sensibilidad perdida.
El alcohol disminuye la receptividad de la sangre por el oxigeno.
Disminuye la percepci6n de profundidad y el campo visual. Reduce la
coordinaci6n, el pensamiento Agil y aumenta el tiempo de reacci6n.
La fatiga afecta en primer lugar a la vision. Sobre todo por la
noche. Dificulta la percepci6n y ajuste de las pupilas. Esto retarda la
reacci6n-reflejos-de los conductores.
Los fumadores se niegan a reconocer los hechos. El que fuma lo
hara solo con moderaci6n si conduce de noche. Nadie dice que los
habituados dejen los cigarrillos, pero se recomienda que disminuyan la
cantidad de pitillos y acrecienten la atenci6n si estin dedicados a
conducir un vehiculo despu6s del atardecer.

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Se han apagado las voces y el rumor de la actividad oficinesca. Solo, en el
amplio corredor de la plant hidroel6ctrica de Madden, Joseph St. Hill rea-
liza su diaria faena. Oriundo de Col6n, St. Hill reside ahora en Pedregal,
PanamA, con su esposa Ruth y sus hijitos Damaris, de 4 afios; Joan de 3, y
Joseph Jr., de solo 2 aiios. Amante de los deportes, Joseph lo es tambi6n
de la m6sica y del trabajo, por supuesto.


Pigina 3




Diciembre 4, 1964

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Estela P6rez, de la Escuela Primaria de Paraiso, al centro, recibe de manos
de la Sra. Bernhilde Jensen, enfermera del Centro de Salud de Paraiso, el
trofeo por haber ganado las 25 yards estilo libre para nifias menores de
10 afios. A la izquierda estA Yolanda Lewis, de Rainbow City, que termin6
segunda y a la derecha Marcia Callomn, de Rainbow City, tercera.
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Numerosos espectadores de la Zona del Canal y de PanamA Ilenaron las graderias de la Piscina de Paraiso para
presenciar los events de nataci6n del sAbado 28 de noviembre, en donde se dispute el Trofeo del Gobernador.
Las pruebas resultaron todas emocionantes y el piiblico goz6 con los events.

En las 50 yards estilo libre para j6venes de 15 a 17 afios triunf6 Vincent
Thomas, de Paraiso, quien recibi6 su trofeo de manos de Carlos Vaz, Director
de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso. A la derecha estA Ricardo Leach, que
lleg6 segundo y a la derecha Jorge Escobar, de Rainbow City, lleg6 tercero.

El event de 100 yards estilo libre para nifias de 13 a 14 afios fue ganado
por Loretta Thomas, de Paraiso, con tiempo de 1:16.5. Recibe su premio
de manos de la Sra. de J. W. Hare. Carmen Escobar, a la izquierda, de
Rainbow City, termin6 segunda y tercera Josefina Castillo, a la derecha,
de Paraiso.




Albert S. Adams
F. S. Baumbauh
Emigdio Caballero
Martin Hurtado
Carlos Rice
Manuel L. Rodriguez, Jr.
Luis C. Villa
Robert Wiltshire
William L. Bennett
Frank R. Costanzo

Joseph F. S. Ford
William G. Monroe
Harold G. Jack
Lolita Wade
Manuel Arispe
Benito DurAn
Felipe P6rez


Per O. Borg
Dean K. Bruch
Emanuel Burton
Ralph D. Harris
Antonio Ramirez
Glenn D. Redmond
Vincent Ridge
Egbert Saums
Stanley Smith
Henning J. Spilling
Dr. Luis R. Cadilla

Selwyn Brown
Rupert Ennis
Clement McFarlane
Jack Ruoff
Basil A. Thomas
Sylvester Wolfries
Vivian Roberts


Ante muy nutrida concurrencia que
llen6 de bote en bote las graderias de
la Piscina de Paraiso, se llev6 a cabo
el sabado 28 de noviembre el toreo
annual intercomunal de nataci6n. El
event principal fue la dispute por el
trofeo del Gobernador sobre una dis-
tancia de 100 yards estilo libre,
categoria abierta a varones solamente.
Result ganador del trofeo este
afo, Ricardo Leach, de Paraiso, gra-
duando de la escuela secundaria de
esa comunidad. Represent al Gober-
nador Fleming en la entrega del tro-
feo, el Sr. J. W. Hare, funcionario
de Servicios Especiales.
El puntaje final de las competen-
cias dio como resultado que Paraiso
obtuvo 113 puntos contra 103 de
Rainbow City.
Comnitieron en los diversos events

-...P...- .-.-.-. ..-- --G.---.. ---. eorge mncnaras, proresor ae la rcs
j6venes de ambos sexos de todas las el trofeo a Jaime P6rez, de Paraiso,
comunidades latinoamericanas de la estilo mariposa, categoria abierta. En s
Zona del Canal. de Rainbow City, a la izquierda, y t
Este afio qued6 establecido que
en afios venideros no solamente se EL CENTAVO
disputarA un trofeo del Gobernador EL CENTAVO
para varones, sino que habrA otro
para las damas. ESCASEA . .
El afio entrante, tambi6n qued6
acordado, las competencias de nata- iCuintos centavos supone usted
ci6n entire las comunidades latino- que la familiar promedio de la Zona
americanas de la Zona del Canal se del Canal ha escondido por la casa?
verificarAn en la piscina de Rainbow Probablemente fallard usted en cual-
City. quier cosa que suponga.
Recientes investigaciones revelaron
J.. h& que un hombre admiti6 francamente
Sque tenia mas de 10,000; varias mu-
W W chachas tenian 3 o 4 mil cada una,
"ty algunas secretaries en el Edificio
de Administraci6n admitieron poseer
de 700 a 800.
No pregunte por que. Simplemente
los tienen. Y debido a que los tienen,
Slos centros de servicios comunales y
los almacenes estin pasando por una
escasez de centavos. Los bancos
tampoco los tienen.
Algunas personas han sugerido
aumentar todos los precious hasta el
k. pr6ximo real mAs alto y en esa forma
los centavos no serAn necesarios.
S .s- Antes de que sea adoptada esta
extrafia sugerencia, tenemos una
i^ mejor que hacer. Entregue por favor
todos los centavos que no necesite
actualmente a la oficina de correos,
S centro de servicios comunales, alma-
c6n o banco mas cercanos, o a la
Tesoreria en Anc6n. No import que
sean de Estados Unidos o de Panami,
_- =pues todos se parecen. Existe una
St i: i escasez de centavos y usted puede
ayudar poniendolos nuevamente en
circulaci6n. Aunque los bancos y los
cajeros los prefieren envueltos en
Ricardo Leach, de la Escuela Secun- rollos de 50, los aceptarian de cual-
daria de Paraiso, conquist6 por se- quier manera, en cajas de cigarros,
gunda vez consecutive el Trofeo del cartuchos, o lo que sea. Si usted
Gobernador, al triunfar en la prueba tiene tantos que no los puede llevar,
especial de 100 yards con tiempo de llame a Balboa 2577 ypregunte por
59.6 segundos. Aqui exhibe con l a p o
orgullo el trofeo donado por el Go- el Ayudante del Contralor. El propor-
bernador de la Zona del Canal, cionara el transport y fuertes espal-
Robert J. Fleming, Jr. das para cargar los centavos.

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cuela Secundaria de Paraiso, entreg6
ganador de la prueba de 100 yards
egundo lugar qued6 Antonio Rowland,
:ercero Ruperto Maynard, de Paraiso.

La Repiblica de El Salvador con
una poblaci6n de 2,501,278 habi-
tantes, es la mas pequefia de las rep6-
blicas centroamericanas. Situada toda
ella dentro de la zona norte tropical,
limita al norte con la Repuiblica de
Honduras, al sur con el Oc6ano Paci-
fico, al oeste con Guatemala y al este
con Honduras y el Golfo de Fonseca.
Es el unico pais centroamericano que
no tiene costas en el Mar Caribe, pero
de acuerdo con un convenio con Gua-
temala tiene libre acceso a Puerto
Barrios sobre la costa del Caribe, por
medio de un ferrocarril.
El Salvador es un pais de monta-
fias, colinas y altiplanicies. La Sierra
de la Costa lo atraviesa de este a
oeste, y hacia el norte esti la Cordi-
llera que consiste en una series de
pequefios volcanes. El Izalco, active
hasta 1957, era conocido de los mari-
nos como "Faro del Pacifico." La
mayor parte de la region costefia es
plana y dedicada a la agriculture.
Cerca de 150 rios y corrientes de
considerable tamafio cruzan El Sal-
vador y fluyen hacia el Pacifico, pero
ninguno es navegable. El Lempa, el
rio mas grande en el oeste centro-
americano, tiene 162 millas de largo.
La agriculture es la base de la
economic national de El Salvador.
Alrededor de un 80 por ciento de la
tierra arable es cultivada. El princi-
pal product es el caf6. Mis de
30,000 fincas produce mis de un
mill6n de sacos de caf6 de alta cali-
dad, la mayor parte del cual es expor-
tado a los Estados Unidos y Alemania.
I El segundo rengl6n en producci6n y
exportaci6n es el algod6n.

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