Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: December 18, 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: VID00489
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)

Full Text

Gift of the wPanama Canal Mu~eseum8

Vol.III No.26 0 Yars f Srvie o Wrld ommrceFriday, December 18, 1964

First, Only 50-Year Member

LeRoy B. Magnuson, Assistant
Comptroller-Budget and Rates, who
will retire and leave the Isthmus
January 3, has had an enviable Isth-
mian career of more than 41 years
service with the Panama Canal organ-
ization. Much of his early service was
in accounting work and then he
changed to the budgeting aspect of
Panama Canal financial management
which he headed for years. He was
the first to have the title Assistant
Comptroller-Budget and Rates,
Magnuson, who has not yet reached
mandatory retirement age, started at
13 as a messenger at $17.50 monthly
at the old Balboa commissary. That
was on July 13, 1917-at noon. The

'"o'o!':"' th osmao d tenan s su
singer in a hurry. This lasted until
he returned to school in the fall.
Two years later, at 15, he worked
another summer for the Panama
Canal at a higher rate and a different
Zone witnessed a brief strike, he
became a chauffeur temporarily. After
this he went to the States to attend
college. Magnuson's father, Charles,
was a Building Division inspector.
As Chief of the Budget and Rates
Division and later as Assistant Comp-
troller, Magnuson accompanied gov-
ernors and comptrollers going to
Washington to attend budget hear-
ings and to defend their budgets
before Congress. He gained great

Office of Com troller
Unit Moves Announced

The Claims Branch will be open
for business Monday at its new loca~
tion, Building 38, Balboa, adjacent to
the Shoe Section. The Systems Staff
will occupy the space on the third
floor of the Administration Building
vacated by the Claims Branch, with
entrance in Room 304. These changes
were necessitated by space require-
ments for the electronic computer
installation in the Administration

projects, some of which have had
to be deferred.
The Electrical Division, with the
cooperation of all divisions and bu-
reaus in the Panama Canal organiza-
tion and the military services, is
sponsoring a voluntary conservation
program aimed at paring electrical
power use to the bone. All employees
soon will see the sign in the adjoining
column posted by every light switch
and electrical appliance in Panama
Canal facilities. All employees are
asked to heed it.
Other measures suggested in offices,
shops, and other facilities are:
Turn off all entry and hallway
Turn off all room lights during
lunch periods and when closing for
the day. It has been suggested that
each agency appoint motors to
insure that this is done.
Turn off all room type air condi-
tioners during lunch periods and at
quitting time. Agam, a morntor
would be helpful.

Survey work space to be sure that
areas are not being lighted which
don't need it.
Electrical Division officials are
hopeful that a voluntary conserva-
tion program will produce the
savings desired and enlists the
assistance of every employee. If
this program is not sufficient, how-
ever, it was pointed out that arbi-
trary reductions will be taken.
These might include:
1. Arbitrary reductions in air
conditioning, both in offices and in
2. Deferring or cancellation of
much-needed projects using large
amounts of electricity, such as the
new school program.
3. An increase in rates to dis-
courage use.
4. Elimination of service for
definite periods during the day.
Occupants of PanCanal housing
can help in a real way and at the
(Continued on p. 4)

The problem of providing generat-
ing capacity to meet the increasing
load may be illustrated simply:
To provide generating capacity
to operate one 2-ton domestic air
conditioner costs more than the air
conditioner costs the householder,
(A large generator costs about
$200 per installed kilowatt of capacity
or about $400 to provide the approxi-
mately 2 kilowatts the air condi-
tioner would draw.)
Also, of course, as utilization is
increased, additional capital funds
are required for such items as more
and larger transmission lines, trans-
formers, and incidental equipment to
handle the load increase,
Even after the funds for new
generating plants are made available,
it takes from IV2 to 3 years to plan,
design, purchase and install them.
To put the high capital cost of
generating equipment into perspec-
tive in the overall PanCanal financial
If a conservation effort can re-

duce new plant capacity require-

The electrical power system of the
Panama Canal faces a critical test of
its ability to meet customer demands.
The generating system now is
barely able to meet its loads and at
one time recently was able to do so
only by overloading some of the
The situation started to develop in
the mid-1950's when it was decided
to convert the turn-of-the century
25-cycle system to a modern 60-cycle
system, thus permitting standard
comfort and convenience electrical
appliances to be installed,
Demand on the electrical power
generating system since that time
has virtually doubled, and is ex-
pected to increase by, another 50
percent by the end of 1966.
One new generating unit is being
installed at the Miraflores power sta
tion, but it will not be ready until
early in 1966. Until then, it will be
necessary for all electric power users
to practice the utmost in economy if
service is to be maintained.


experience in this facet of the budget
activity and was of the utmost assist-
ance to the various top officials with
whom he worked in Washington.
He has witnessed the tremendous
growth in the budget activity of the
Canal organization and the growing
importance of the rates activity,
under his direction.
A keen photographic fan, he and
his wife, Jerie, have gone to many
countries in this part of the world
with the Diablo Heights Camera
Magnuson has been an inveterate
(Continued on p. 4)


LeRoy B. Magnuson


Robert Bowen confers with Robert Bowen-Both are supervisory auditors in
the Panama Canal's Internal Audit Branch. Each has a red-haired daughter
and a red-haired son. Both have lived in New York. But neither ever knew
of the existence of the other until the Robert Bowen at the left came to
the Canal Zone in 1957.

OUble Entry Bookkeeping.

A jackknife cot, a wooden box to
sit on, and handful of nails to drive
into the walls-upon which to hang
clothes-were all the furnishings pro-
vided newly arrived carpenters when
Karl Phillip Curtis came to the Isth-
mus. And their home away from home
was a bleak barracks building at the
old Canal townsite of Culebra. Many
left, but Karl Curtis remained to do
his part in building up the Canal
communities as they are today.
He helped organize the local car-
penters' union and is the first and
only 50-year member on the Isthmus
of Local 913, United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
In recognition of his half-century as
a member in good standing, he was
honored at a gathering at the
Gamboa Club and was presented a
50-year membership pin.
Presentation was made by B. S.
Spangled, president of the local car-
penters' union, who later returned
dressed as Santa Claus and on behalf
of the union also presented Curtis a
desk pen set fashioned from old,
original French railroad ties and rail.
wife Receives Gift
Mrs. Curtis, a construction days
nurse, received from the union a

pair of Cape Cod hurricane lamps
with lignum vitae bases, a replica of
those that date back to 1756. Miss
Katherine Taliercio, R.N., presented
her a beautiful orchid corsage from
the nurses' union.
Forty-seven members and guests
of the carpenters' union were present
to honor Curtis and Mrs. Curtis at
the dinner party. Spangled gave a
short talk on the history of car-
pentry, going back to Adam, the
building of Solomon's Temple, and
the story of the Master Craftsman,
stressing the "proud heritage we
have as carpenters."
Curtis reminisced on the construc-
tion days era and related many anec-
dotes. Talks also were given by the
vice president of the carpenters'
union, Robert Mecaskey, and by
Robert L. Thompson, Administrative
Assistant at Corgas Hospital.
Has Or IP
igina apers
Curtis, who has spent most of his
life on the Isthmus, is a native of
Topsfield, Mass. In his files he has his
appointment to employment as a car-
penter in the Engineering Depart-
ment of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission issued by the Office of the
(Continued on p. 4)

Robert Bowen is the name shared
by two supervisory auditors in the
Panama Canal's General Audit Divi-
sion. Fortunately for personnel and
payroll, they have different initials.
Robert S. Bowen was born in New
York City, but first came to the Isth-
mus, at Portobelo when a baby. His
father was in the surveying party
working on the breakwater out of
Cristobal Harbor. He also lived in
Gatun, the old U.S. community in
Pedro Miguel, and in Ancon and
Balboa before going to school in the
When he returned to the Canal
Zone he worked with the Shipping
and Statistical Section, now the
Executive Planning Staff. Then he
was in the budget section at Gorgas
Hospital, in the Cost Accounting Sec-
tion of the Accounting Division and
finally in the Internal Audit Branch
with about 28 years' Canal service
behind him.
He married here and his wife,

Marian, is a secretary at the Admin-
istration Building. They have three
children, Mary Anne, who is with
IBM in New York; Robert, Jr., a
student at the University of Santa
Clara, in California; and Russell
(Rusty) who is in the 8th Grade at
St. Mary's School.
Robert N. Bowen is a graduate of
Pacific Union College in California.
During the war years he taught
printing in California and Tennessee
and ran a small commercial print
shop. How come? He learned printing
at school, he explains, and earned
some of his college expense money
by working at printing,
In 1946 he came to the Isthmus for
the first time as an accountant with
the Pacific Press in Cristobal. He had
worked with this firm, a non-profit
religious organization, in California
and when they needed an accountant
here transferred to the Isthmus. When
the Pacific Press branch closed in
(Continued on p. 4)



Messenger Job Started Masnuson

-- Hywo Palace
9:05-Desilu Playhouse
8 nridhM ow

T ANdEWnSture
2 -D tdlMV Im(Days
2:30-Stump the Stars
3:00-Dinah Shore
8:30-Andy GrifRth
7:30-Blessed Midnight
8:05-Jimmy Dean
9:05-Christmas Card to the Nation
11:15-And On Earth Peace
12:15-Feast of Lights
9:55-Sign On
10:00-SON NEWS
10:05-Captain Kangaroo
ub Oas sSecret

YTk philharmonic
1:05-Disne land
1:30-Dona ds Present
ionThe o ow
Aw -so-
6:30-Schlitz Playhouse
7:05-George Gobel
p or EWS
8:05-Danny Kaye
9:05-Dupont Show
9:30-"Fred Waring"
10:05-Jack Paar
"Good Sam"
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
s:Is-Mr. Mayor
3:00-Sports Time
meBxof aTd and
5:30-This Is the Life
7:05-Danny Kaye
8:05-Ann Sothern
8:30-King of Diamonds
10:05-Tonight Show
10:15-Social Securxty

iss==,:= Air
1:30-*Parade of Sports
3:30-Home for the Holidays
oMballo h in
eOtSeEt ramas
6 45-Sports Scoreboard
n2 Drite Martian
-- MEo re Show
9:00-What's My Line
9:30-Jack Benny
C edbarI ovie:
"Repent Performance"
1:05-Focus On America
1:30-Dobie Gillis
2:30-Joey Bishop
3:00-Dinah Shore Show
f f.o
7:30-Mayor of the Town
-fg" eWTelk
--Mew hristy Minstrels
10:05-Battle Line
10:30-Tonight Show
1:05-Engene Ormandy
gninya o aar iet
3:00-Big Picture
s:ao-Peoples Choice
5:30-Voice of Firestone
6:30-I've Got A Secret
7:05-Coronado 9
8:05-Balboa Junior College
9:05-Bell Telephone Hour
10:30-Armchair Theater:
"Brute Man"
1:05-To Tell the Truth
1:30-Gift of Talent
2 IF t Highlights
3:30-Pve Got A Secret
5:45-Christmas Trip to Disneyland
I z IS- cKenzie
7:05-Ford Star Time


ice 3,000 feet thick in the Columbian
ice fields.
They then drove to Dawson Creek
in British Columbia. Here, for the
first time, they ran into adverse
weather. Heavy rains had washed
away bridges and roads.
Dawson Creek, at mile zero, was
the beginning of 1,528 miles to Fair-
banks, Alaska. The highway, although
made of gravel, is in excellent con"
edition, permitting 50 mile speeds.
Camping facilities are of the finest
found anywhere.
In Fairbanks they took a small
plane to Fort Yukon and spent a day
with the Indians. It was here that
they crossed the Arctic Circle.
Starting again from Fairbanks, they
took the loop to Dawson City, the
town remembered through the fabul-
ous tales told by Jack London of the
Klondike gold rush days. Dredges
have replaced the miner and his pan*
It was near Dawson that lone miner
took out more than $40,000 worth of
gold a year using pan and shovel.
Today dredges are extracting about
$2 million worth of gold from the
river gravels each year.
In Dawson the flavor of frontier
days is still preserved. The bankers
and storekeepers wear 1898 style
clothes, top hats and high button
shoes. T eir rien iness is outstan -
ing. Free movies are given for the
campers twice a week. Firewood is
brought to the campers and this, too,
is free. Old-fashioned hospitality is
a keynote in Alaska,
On the loop between Dawson and
Whitehorse, on the Alaska highway,
the Hughes and the Pooles met
tourists Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood. It
was Mr. Lockwood who spotted the
Canal Zone license plates,
The campers' diet consisted mostly
of fish-lake trout. This part of
Alaska offers some of the best fishing
in the world. The trout was a gour-
met s delight, eaten with a back-
ground of scenic mountains, a beauti-
ful park, or a sparkling lake. They

eu sethof i pr efishora b s"
A loaf of bread cost 50 cents, a dozen
eggs, $1.25. Alaska is a paradise for
camping and fishing but the cost of
living is very high according to Canal
Zone standards.
On the return trip the Hughes and
the Pooles visited Glacier National
Park, Sun Valley, and drove east to
Niagara Falls. From the falls, they
headed south to Gettysburg, then on
to Luray Caverns.
The Poole car clocked 17,000 miles '
the Hughes car 14,000 on this un-
forgetable summer of fishing and
camping, a summer of incredible
beauty and friendly people,
They are going back to Alaska and
big game hunting. Besides trout in
the skillet, they are planning on bear
steak and venison next time.

COnverted Tanker
I i n Es
HIORUS Lement r RSt

A ship designed to unload cement
at the rate of 3,000 barrels an hour,
passed through the Canal northbound
recently on her way to Freeport,
Bahamas. She was the SS Coral
Venture, a World War II tanker con-
verted in Kuri, Japan, for the
National Bulk Carriers '
With her present type of machin-
ery, it is expected that the Coral
Venture will be able to carry coral
cement in dust form from the Baha-
MRS to the U.S. east coast. She will
unload her cargo by an aeration pro-
cess considered more efficient than
any now employed. The 464-foot
carrier is owned by the Argyll Ship-
ping CO., Ltd., and operated under
a British flag.

Tues.-Journey To The 7th Planet
wed. NO SHOW
nurs -Roac Moes in

*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees
BALBOA: 10 a.m.-A Dog Of Flanders-
David Ladd. Set in the land of wind-
mills and wooden shoes and against
ageless Ruben masterpieces. (In Color.)
(100 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Johnny Tremaine
WhD de sht d enturew sa m as
forge a nation. (In color.) (110 min.)
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Prince Of Pirates-
her d h dadsehnb c aoma
(80 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Jungle Man-Enters-
s eo n J eh exciting
(75 min.)
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-Born To Sing-
Walt Disney's symphony of song and
color with the famous Vienna Boy Ch ir)

GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Snow White And The
Three Stooges-The wonderful story of
Snow White with a new look. (In Color.)
(113 min.)

You see less at night and so do
other drivers. Vision studies prove
that your sight distance shrinks the
faster you go. At 20 m.p.h. a driver
can see and identify objects 80 feet
further away than he can at 60 m.p.h.
This narrowing and shortening of the
Visual field, plus the efficiency of the
headlights, plus your stopping dis-
tance all determine your safe speed
at night.

Stae ruiSO Rie IC SI d
Booki f ass es has started for
ng op ag
the first cruise directly from the Port
of Los Angeles for Haifa, marking
the first time any passenger liner has
linked the U.S. west coast with
Israel. The new liner will transit
the Panama Canal and Balboa is to
be one of the ports of call.
The SS Theodor Herzl's voyage
will begin April 27. The new ship's
maiden voyage has been booked
exclusively by the Los Angeles
Chapter of Hadassah.

n Clblicatimeig ts, the.Z.Panarna
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

Information ogicer
teS LL endsehdou r ubliCti in
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.


Two Panama Canal employees sat
up all night once last summer chat-
ting with a former PanCanal em-
ployee-near the Arctic Circle. The
subject of their talk: mostly the
Panama Canal, of course.
Hilt F
Hu s, eCm she adden dro-
electric Station, and John H. Poole,
E etrical Divisimident1ral offi e s
Mortimer H. Lockwood, 80, who
held a position similar to Hughes
before his retirement.
Hughes and Poole met Lockwood
while on an extensive camping and
fishing trip to Alaska during which
they explored parts of the 49th State
d d the Arctic Circl
an crosse e.
Hughes and his son, Robert, 14,
started out in New Orleans. Poole
went to Philadelphia for his 17 year
old niece, and then to San Diego,
Calif. to pick up a nephew, John
Poole, 16.
They met as a group in Pocatello,
Idaho, where Hughes' daughter,

Nancy Folsom, lives. Station wagons
packed with fishing gear, camping
equipment and plenty of dehydrated
food, carried them on a 90-day trek
that was to take them across frozen
lakes and breathtaking scenery with
startling contrasts of snow-covered
mountain tops and green slopes.
From Pocatello, the group motored
to the Teton Mountains, a section of
the Rockies in Wyoming, visited
Grand Teton National Park, and then
went on to Yellowstone National
Park. Here they fished and enjoyed
awe-inspiring vistas of mountains and
canyons in their glorious colors. They
saw moose, bear, elk, deer, and
sheep and other wildlife in the area
of lakes, cascades, outing geysers
and majestic spruce and fir.
The two cars wound their way
through Montana, north to Banff
National Park and Lake Louise in
Canada, and then on to Jasper Na-
tional Park with its spectacular
glaciers and snow-covered peaks.
Here they climbed a 9,500-foot
mountain, and rode a snow "cat" over

Week Beginning Saturday,
December 19, 1964

(Air Conditioned)
sat.-sun., 2:ao, 6:15, 8:20-Mon., 7:30-
n'essland f TheeBlue D phmh
Wed., 7:30-Battle Hell
Th r 7 3a0d--Frid2 00d:00-It's A Mad,

Saturday night-Doctor Strangelove
Sun., 2:30, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Lawrence
Of Arabia
Tues.-The Left-Handed Gun
Thurs.-Man Of Bronze
Fri.-Flight Of The Lost Balloon
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-Target Zero
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-Ring-A-Ding
Su d Neighbor Sam
Mon.- a HOW
Wed.-Man Of Bronze
nos-so snowrabia

Coco soLo *
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00-The
Seventh Dawn
Tues.-Carry On Constable
Wed.-Thurs.-The New Interns
Fri., 2:00, 7:00-The Seven Faces Of
Dr. Lao
Saturday night-What A Way To Go
Sun., 2:00 p.m. Matinee-Man Of Bronze
Sunday night-Monday, 7:00-I'd Rather
Be Rich
Tues.-Rocky Mountain
heud.s lne TMThem th Planet
Ring A SDing ydun-Phantom Of
The Rue Morgue
saturday night-The Man From Galveston
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Matinee-The Legend
Sunday night-Doctor Strangelove

W HO Am I?
I belong to no age, for men have
I h d
ways urrie
I prod all human endeavor.
Men believe me necessary-but
I rush today because I was not
planned yesterday.
d d
co cenetma on.excessive energy and
I override obstacles, but at great
My ath is strewn with evils of
overtime, mistakes, and disappoint-
I give life to the panic button.
Accuracy and quality often give
way to my needs.
I illustrate the old saying: Haste
makes waste."
Ruthlessly I believe everything
depends on out-rushin' the Russians.
I convince far too many peopl
that they gotta have it yesterday.
I lead people to believe they can
sprint from a dead stop to top
speed without shifting gears, without
causing harmful strain.
I am a rush job.

December 18, 1964

Pag 2


Panama Canal Main Topic

At The M~ovies

The Canal Zone postal clerk does
not wear a uniform, carry a mailbag
over his shoulder, nor brave the
rugged elements of the weather to
which the U.S. letter carrier is
exposed. But 100 postal employees
and 21 substitute postal clerks, who
provide postal services in the Canal
Zone are kept busy with the daily
postal load, and rushed with the
seasonal increases in volume of mail.
Mail volume this year exceeds pre-
vious years substantially. In Novem-
her 1963, 473,138 pounds of mail was
received and dispatched in the Canal
Zone Postal Division. Figures for the
same month in 1964 show 513,020
pounds of mail processed. Last
December 536,349 pounds of mail
were handled, and by the looks of
the mountains of mail arriving
daily, this December promises more
stag ering statistics.
Besides handling this enormous
amount of mail, Canal Zone postal
clerks issue approximately 25,000
mone orders each month,
Postal business in the Canal Zone
is carried on at two main Post Offi-
ces-one in Balboa, the other, at
Cristobal. There are 10 branch post
offices on the Pacific side of the Isth.
mus and 6 in the Atlantic area. One
mail-handling unit is located in the
Civil Affairs Building,
The Canal Zone follows the same
policy as the U.S. Postal Department

December 18, 1964


Page 3

"NVeither Snow, N~or Rain,

in the distribution of mail boxes, pro-
viding one street letter box in each
community. Several other boxes are
provided for civic reasons.
The mail box at the Civil Affairs
Building is to accommodate people
mailing airmail letters for the final
evening pickup that goes out early
in the morning. The mail box on
Amador Road, a direct route from
anchorage, is there for ships' mail.
Mail boxes at the docks are placed
there to accommodate ship passengers
and crews.
Pick-up men make 28 scheduled


runs to and from the post office, street . 1
letter boxes, and trains on the Pacific . I
side of the Isthmus, picking up and .
distributing mail daily. On the :
Atlantic side, postal pick-up men n .. -
have 16 distribution routes. On Satur- In appreciation of her services as a volunteer receptionist at the Gorgas
days, Sundays, and holidays there are Hospital Blood Donor Center, Mrs. Gloria Hollingsworth (second from left)
fewer runs and pick-ups are not as was presented a volunteer's medal by Col. Harry D. Offutt, Jr., Director of
Gorgas Hospital, in a ceremony in his once. Standing beside Mrs. Hollings-
frequent. worth is Mrs. Ellen Castles, chairman of the volunteer receptionist program,
At present there are 10,494 post and at right is Mrs. Dorothy Hadstate, who is in charge of the Blood Donor
office box holders in the Canal Zone, Center. Mrs. Hollingsworth had served about 250 hours as a volunteer
including box holders in the military receptionist at the Blood Donor Center. She and her husband, Dr. Stuart
W. Hollingsworth, and their two children have left the Isthmus for their
areas. There is little turnover of new home in Santa Clara, Calif.
postal box holders in the Zone except
for military personnel coming and
going after tours of duty. BLOOD BANK HONOR ROLL
The mountains of mail received
and dispatched daily in the Canal GORGAS HOSPITAL
Zone is moved from place to place by
five vehicles assigned on a rental basis HEALTH BUREAU OTHER
to the Postal Division by the Motor Elizabeth Brown Kenneth R. A. Booth
Transportation Division. At the peak Kenneth A. Joseph mebar O.aBlurgoon
of the Christmas season it may be Richa J. Powell Russel J. Jones
necessary for the Motor Transporta- TRANSPORTATION AND James G. E. Maguire
tion Division to make available an TERMINALS BUREAU ilbiam PM ville
extra truck or two. Willard O. Robinson Matthew Simpson

these couriers from the swift comple- Eligio Castillo Stanford M. Clement
tion of their appointed rounds." Enrique J. Evans
Leon Chiru Apolinar Santamaria
Walter E. Colclasure Stevenson C. Sealed

Vincent Sealey
Thomas M. Love

Junior and senior Life Saving
Classes to be offered at the Balboa
pool beginning next week will
continue through January 2.
All interested should register at the
pool. The course will consist of
approximately 18 hours of instruc-
tion. Class hours will be announced
A Quiet Game of Bambu, by Roger at the time of registration.
Gouze. Looking forward to a pleasant To qualify for the senior course,
Christmas holiday among friends the participant must be 16 years old
French Police Inspector Paul Colson or a junior in high school, and be
is, instead, put to work in solving the able to pass a preliminary swimming
mystery surrounding the death of one test.
of his friends. An envelope marked To qualify for the junior course,
"To be opened in case of death," the person enrolled must be 12 years
which he had found in his pocket old or in the 7th grade, and able to
and which he had taken as one of pass the preliminary swimming test.
his friends' pranks, soon had grim The swimming test consists of
significance when he was forced to ability to swim continuously 440
open it. The incongruity of murder yards.
among friends who like best to play
an amiable game of bambu with one Ex SS Panama
another makes this a most suspense-
ful puzzler. (A knowledge of bambu, NOw the Regma
a card game similar to bridge played
in France, is not essential in under- The former SS Panama of the
standing the plot, but, as a special Canal organization has been rechris-
bonus, the rules for the game are tened, again. Now the vessel is the
printed in the back of the book.) SS Regina and she is expected to
Malcolm F. Willoughby, Com- transit the Canal in the near future.
meander, USCCR(T) dedicated his This is the third name in the past
Rum War at Sea to "the officers and 7 years for the former Panama Canal
men of the U.S. Coast Guard who liner. The Panama was purchased in
served their country from 1920 to 1957 by the American President
1935." This covered the prohibition Lines and was renamed after the late
period during which officers and President Herbert Hoover. Now the
men of the U.S. Coast Guard had no ship has been sold to International
choice but to fight this hard and Cruises, a Panamanian corporation,
unremitting battle in their effort to and will be transferred to the flag of
win the "Rum War." The book in- Creece.
clues numerous black-and-white The SS Regina, will be used in
photographs, an appendix which lists cruising, perhaps worldwide, or may
rum runners taken over by the Coast be entered in a passenger-cargo
Guard between 1925 and April 15, operation in the Mediterranean. The
1935, an excellent index and a fore- vessel has been laid up on the west
word by Admiral Roland, Comman coast since last April.
dant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The
book, published by the U.S. Govern- In 26 years of war 602,000 combat
ment Printing OAce, is well docu- deaths were reported. In the past 26
melted and carefully researched. It is years there have been 944,000 traffic
also very exciting reading. deaths.

Gerardo Cosca
B M Sh I
R Rg OUB Antolino Gutibrrez R.
Dwarfs Kind Used Conrad Jarvis

ppp p
strip mining shovel at work in J 1
western Kentucky moves earth, trees,
and boulders at a rate of twice as COLL 6 CTIOn
much each year as the 77 shovels
that dug the Panama Canal. By Beverly Williams
It gobbles 173 tons at each bite, Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, by
digs its way forward about 600 feet Ladislas Farago. Those who have
a day, and swings to dump the load read the recent biography of Patton,
more than 400 feet away. It is oper- Before the Colors Fade, may find it
ated by one man sitting in an air- interesting to compare it with this
conditioned, picture window control new one. All will find it highly read-
booth ve stories in the air. The able. The former, written by a
boom of the shovel towers as high nephew of the general, Frederick
as a 20-story building. Ayer, is largely personal recollections.
Built 3 years ago, the shovel is at Farago takes a long (885 pages),
work at the Peabody Coal Co. s Sin- hard look at the controversial soldier
clair mine. The floor of the canyon in this the most informative biography
which it is digging is a 6-foot seam of Patton yet published. The author,
of coal. whose other books have been con-
cerned with intelligence and military
Awards To Be Given history, served in World War II as
an intelligence officer and has served
To 32 Volunteers as confidential consultant to Radio
Free Europe.
Civil Defense certificates and The Old Gods Laugh. Frank Yerby
American National Red Cross cards has chosen for this novel a setting of
will be presented 32 volunteers from a present-day revolution-torn Carib-
Paraiso and Pedro Miguel at a meet- bean country. Peter Reynolds, a
ing and Christmas party to be held battle-scarred American foreign cor-
Monday at the Paraiso High School respondent is caught in the struggle
Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m. against the ruler. There is enigma in
The 32 volunteers completed the the person of Padre Pio, who Peter
12-hour course conducted by William knows holds the key to the revolution,
H. Cordon of Paraiso, an employee romance in the form of Alicia the
of the Dredging Division and a Chief's daughter, and violence-man-
volunteer instructor. made and natural (when the local
At the end of this month William volcano erupts). The author calls this
Gordon will complete 20 years a modern romance and hopes readers
service as a Red Cross volunteer. will find it a rousing story.
Record Houses of 1964. Each year
Periodic vision checks are a must the periodical, Architectural Record,
as you grow older. The average publishes Record Houses which fea-
55-year-old driver with 20/20 vision tures the 20 winners of the Record's
needs twice as much light as the Award of Excellence for House
20-year-old with the same visual Design. In addition to a complete
rating. Visual defects are exaggerated report on each of the most significant
at night. In today's traffic small houses of the year, there are articles
errors can make" the difference on kitchen planning, new products
between life and death, and new literature for home planning.

Blood Donor

Centers Need
A telephone rings in the middle of
the night. A few words are ex-
changed. The person who received
the call hurriedly dresses, backs the
car out of the garage and heads for
Gorges Hospital. Doctor? Special
nurse? Wrong.
The call was received by a volun-
teer receptionist at the Blood Donor
Center at Gorgas Hospital. But that
call in the middle of the night 'is
the exception, not the rule in the
hours the volunteer receptionist
As a general rule, a volunteer
receptionist at the Gorgas Blood
_ Donor Center works every other
week, about 3 hours in the morning
or the afternoon. There are two shifts,
from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and from 1 to
h als ab
p.m. T eir service tot out 100
hours a year.
The position is one that has
received little acclaim, and is filled
by women of the Cana Zone com-
munity who work without pay and
without glory, behind the scenes but
in an important job. Their work is to
interview and screen blood donors.
Volunteer receptionists are always
needed, and anyone on the Pacific
side interested in volunteering is
asked to contact Mrs. Ellen Castles,
wife of Superintendent of Schools
F. A. Castles, at Balboa 3322.
A similar volunteer receptionist
program for the Coco Solo Hospital
Blood Bank is being planned and all
Atlantic side women who wish to
volunteer their services are asked to
call Mrs. Susan Smith at 34-65.

7- *
& 8 Offff

Classes Set

Can't Keep Appointment

At CIm.c? Then Cancel.

-e- Coco Solo Hospital has long wait- early as possible so that another
ing ihts for some of its clinics. paltl tn anbe) schedule

Because of "no shows"-people be made well in advance of the
who break their hospital appoint- scheduled time.

Late arrival for appointments
results in confusion and causes extra
work at the clinics. Appointments
made for a specific time cannot be
held open more than 30 minutes after
the scheduled time.
The telephone numbers of the Coco
Solo clinics are:
General Outpatient _ __ _ 34-55
Obstetrics, Cynecology, and
Pediatrics _ _ _ 34-03
Dental _ _ _ _ 34-13
Medical and Surgical _ 34-60
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat 34-63
Nights, weekends, holidays
(admitting desk) (emer-
ge ----- ---ncies only) 3-1211

MagHUSOn Retiring
(Continued from p. 1)
fisherman in recent years and enjoyed
many trips along the coastline of
Panama. He has caught many game
fish, including sailfish, but is cha-
grined that he has never landed a,
tarpon. His many fishing excursions
qualified Magnuson as an "Offshore
One of the things for which Mag-
nuson is known to his close friends is
his reluctance to go to the coffee shop
in the Administration Building. When
he does go, which is rarely, he takes
His close associates, wishing to
play a practical joke on him, arranged
that he was standing in line when
L. A. Ferguson, Supply and Com-
munity Service Director, stepped up
to award a big certificate to the 10
millionth customer of the Heights
cafeteria. He has been presented the
certificate along with a photo record
of the occasion.
More likely to be displayed during
the retirement years is the Dis-
tinguished Service Award which
Magnuson received from Governor
Fleming, tribute to his consistently
outstanding service as a senior official
of the Office of the Comptroller.
LeRoy and Jerie Magnuson both
are possessors of keys to the Canal
presented to them in a recent cere-
mony in the Board Room.
When 100 of their closest asso-
ciates feted them with a buffet aboard
the Las Cruces, the boat was even
rechristened temporarily to become
the M/V Magnuson for the special
moonlight cruise.

clinic,-the clinic should be notified as

Which Bob Bowen?
IContinued from p. 1)
1953 he returned to the U.S. branch
for 3 years.
Returning to the Canal Zone in
January 1957, he became a member
of the Internal Audit staff and his
service has been continuous with this
b h
He was married in California to the
former Dorothy Jones. Their son,
Ronald, and daughter, Virginia, are
both married and live in the States,
What more do the two Robert
Bowens share besides the same name?
For one thing, each has a son and a
daughter with red hair. Robert N.
Bowen likes music and plays the
trombone. Robert S. Bowen's son
plays the drums. Robert N. Bowen is
a yachtsman, a member of the Balboa
Yacht Club, and his hobby is boat-
building. He has built two before
the one he has now-an auxiliary sail
boat, in which he cruises to the San
Blas and Perlas Islands. Robert S.
Bowen's father's hobby was boating.
His own hobbies are golf, fishing,
bridge, and bowling and he modestly
says he has "also ran" trophies in
bowling and golf.

Junk is anything that lies around
in the way for 10 years and you
throw it away 2 weeks before you
need it.

quarters for employees were begun.
On December 14, 1914, at a meet-
ing held in the old Ancon clubhouse,
which later burned, Curtis was in-
stalled as the first president of Local
913, United Brotherhood of Car-
penters and Joiners of America. Joe
Johnston, a Building Division car-
penter and a member of a carpenters
local in Philadelphia, had written
headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.,
for the permit and installed the
officers. Twenty-three members joined
at that time. Curtis was president for
2 years and then was recording
secretary for many years-

Power Load "Critical"
(Cont d from 1)
inue p.
same time save themselves money,
Suggestions here include:
Train yourselves, children, and
maids to get in the habit of turning
lights off in unoccupied rooms.
Keep exterior lights to an absolute
Use the clothesline for drying the
weekly wash instead of that kilowatt
eating electric dryer, especially in
the coming dry season which is our
worst period because of the inability
to use Gatun Lake water and operate
the Gatun hydro station.
Keep air conditioners adjusted to
the minimum for comfort. Turn them
off altogether when you leave your
house. Turn them off altogether at
bedtime or air condition bedrooms
Conserve water. Although the
water is cheap, the electric power it
takes to pump it to your tap isn't.
To the householder a kilowatt
saved is money in the pocket. At
current rates a 2-ton air condi-
tioner costs about $10 a month to
operate, if run continuously; a
single 100 watt light bulb about
30 cents.
conservation errorw-car, do the
most good if aimed at the peak load
periods. The absolute peak each day
OCCUTS between 10:30 and 11:30
in the mornings and is almost twice
the minimum, which occurs in the
early morning hours. Householders
and employees alike can help sub-
stantially by scheduling use of large
electricity using machines in the late
afternoon hours or at night after
9 p.m.
The question of Christmas lighting
arises. Answer--modest lighting deco-
rations will be permitted this year on
a trial basis if the generating plants
can carry the load. Lighting should,
however, be restricted to the evening
hours only and each householder
should cut off an equivalent of other
; lighting or -electrical appliances,

-- ;

December 18, 1964


Yage a

ments without notice.
During the month of November
alone, 197 patients failed to keeP
their appointments at Coco Solo Hos-
pital clinics. And when one considers
that "no shows" keep 5 to 10 patients
a day from receiving attention in a
clinic at the hospital, simply because
appointments were not canceled, the
number soars.
Clinics at a hospital are scheduled

9 for the convenience of clinic patients.
These clinics operate on appoint-
ment schedules for the comfort and
convenience of the patients, with an
effort made to reduce waiting time
and to avoid overcrowding, and to
e the distribute the workload so that physi-
uring cians can utilize their time efficiently.
mus. The schedules ensure, too, that other
departments such as the clinical
laboratory can plan their work.
Should a patient find it impossible
to keep an appointment at a hospital

Yesteryear at Culebra: The Panama Canal Administration Building was under construction, destined to hous
offices of Col. George W. Goethals and Engineer John F. Stevens, when the above photograph was taken d
a Construction Day noonhour. In the second row, fourth from right, is Karl P. Curtis, first president of Local
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and first and only 50-year member on the Isth

ORStruct/On ayS Carpenter Honored by Union

Holds Roosevelt Medal
Curtis holds the Roosevelt Medal
for 8V2 years' construction service. His
medal has three bars, year bars rep-
resenting 2 years: 1907-1909, 1909-
1911; and 1911-1913.
During his years of service with
the Panama Canal, he worked on the
Chief Engineer's house for John F.
Stevens, which was finished in the
spring of 1906, and on quarters and
clubhouses at Empire and Cristobal.
In November 1907 he transferred to
Ancon Hospital as maintenance fore-
man and was employed there until
November 30, 1940, when he retired
due to ill-health.
He left the Isthmus that year and
with his wife went to Chile. Up in
the Andes he recovered his health,
toured Argentina by car and then
after visiting Peru, Ecuador, and
Colombia they returned to the
Isthmus in June 1941.
Curtis was the first man to discover
the Cocle and Veraguas culture and
through his hobby has formed firm
friendships with officials of Harvard,
Yale, the Smithsonian Institution,
the University of Pennsylvania, and
Brooklyn Museum-
Mrs. Curtis has been here since
1914. She was a nurse and joined her
sister, who was a nurse at Ancon
She went to the Interior of Pan-
ama with her husband, accompanied
him to South America, and shared
his night of honor at the Gamboa

(Continued from p. 1)

Adniini a hal of t ef E 1
neer of the Commission, dated Sep-
temberl tl905, at WashingtoneD.Cd

SS Advance of the Panama Railroad
Line on October 7, 1905, and arrived
in Colon October 14, with 22 other
ca enters. All were sent to Culebra
w re they were assigned a barracks
building, a one-story screened strue.
ture without ceiling or windows.
A 24-inch opening under the roof
provided the only ventilation and
light. In an ell were three wash basins,
three showers, and three toilets. The
only furniture was a jackknife cot for
each man, issued at the carpenter
shop, together with a wooden box
from the Commissary for a chair for
each, and a handful of nails for
ha clothing
ee-story hotel in Culebra was
newly completed and the men ate
in the dining room there, using meal
tickets. The cost of each meal was
30 cents

Pay 56 Cents an Hour
He started work at 56 cents per
hour, but quarters were rent-free.
After 3 months he received a raise
to 65 cents. A 2-cent an hour raise
followed each year until the men
were placed on a monthly pay basis.
The newly-arrived carpenters' first
jobs were on renovation of the old
French hospital, which was above
the hotel, with space for about 75
patients. Next Curtis and his partner
were sent to the Administration
Building hill, to build a toolhouse.
After the Canal construction was
completed April 1, 1914, the Canal
employees began to be moved into
Balboa and Cristobal. The Governor's
Administration Building and concrete

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
snb n niployeeso rd th ap ies*r or
Address: Swap Shop, Spillway, Box M,
Balboa Heights.
PORTABLE STEREO record player
for set of golf clubs or what have
you? Phone Balboa 4297 or Box
213, Balboa Heights.
A LOVEABLE pretty kitten, a nice
dispositioned grown cat or one of
several nice dogs for good home
with loving,,care for same! Call
Miss Foster at Margarita 1063 or
stop by the SPCA Animal Shelter
on Brazos Brook Road and see
what's offered.

Passengers' interest in the story of the Panama Canal is obvious in this picture taken aboard the SS Donizetti
during a Canal transit. The photo was taken near Barro Colorado as the Italian Line vessel traveled southbound
en route from Europe to South America. The passengers, on the ship's bridge, are listening to Canal Zone Guade
Jos6 T. Tuii6n. Many passengers ask where the oceans "meet" and are surprised to learn that they don't-that
they're transiting through fresh water 85 feet above the oceans.

Vol. III, No. 26 50 Ailos de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viemes 18 de Diciembre de 1964


En Uso de Energia Eldctrica

El sistema de energia electrical del Suministrar capacidad generado- organizaci6n del Canal, algunos de La Divisi6n de Electricidad, con no se estin alumbrando Areas inne-
Canal de PanamA confront una ra para hacer funcionar un acondi- los cuales han tenido que ser la colaboraci6n de todas las otras di- cesarias.
rigida prueba de su capacidacl. El cionador de aire dombstico de 2 pospuestos. visions y ramas de la organization Ajustar los acondicionadores de
sistema generator, adn ahora, en- toneladas cuesta mAsque el aparato del Canal de PanamA, auspicia un aire al nivel minimo de comodidad.
cuentra tropiezos para atencler la mismo cost6 a su duefio. program voluntario de conservaci6n, Los funcionarios de la Divisi6n cle
creciente demand del consume elbc- encaminado a reducir a lo minimo el Electricidad confian en que el pro-
trica. Hace poco se produjo una situa- (Un generator grande sale cos- empleo de la energia electrical. Pr6xi- grama de conservation voluntaria
ci6n que solo fue afrontada sobre- tando-instalado-unos $200 por mamente aparecerin, en sitios conti- redunde en el ahorro deseable y para
cargando algunas de las plants. kilovatio-0 sean $400 para produ- guos a cada conmutador el4ctrico y ello piden la colaboraci6n de todos
Esta situaci6n empez6 a perfilarse cir 2 kilovatios, que es lo que re- artefacto elbotrico del Canal de Pa- los empleados. Si fallare el intent,
en la d6cada de 1950 cuando se deci- quiere el acondicionador de aire.) nami, letreros pidienclo su coopera- se harian necesarias medidas dristi-
di6 converter el anticuado sistema de AiiAdase a eso que a media que ci6n a ese program (ver grifica). cas tales como:
25 cic10s por el moclerno de 60 ciclos, numenta el consume se require la Se espera que todos la den. 1. Reducci6n arbitraria de acon-
10 que abri6 el camino al uso y inversion de capital adicional para Otras medidas sugeridas para las dicionamiento del aire en oficinas y
empleo de artefactos el&ctricos extension de lines de transmisi6n, oficinas, talleres, etc., son: resiolencias.
hogareiios. transformadores y equipo incidental. Apagar las luces en entradas y 2. Postergaci6n 0 cancelaci6n de
Se dobl6 entonces el consume Aim despubs cle botadas Jas parti- corredores. proyectos muy necesarios pero que
de la energia electrical y se calcula das para las plants generadoras, se Apagar las luces durante horas consumirian mucha energia, tales
que subird un 50 por ciento mAs requieren entre IV2 y 3 ailos para F de almuerzo y al cierre de las ofi- como nuevas escuelas.
antes de fines de 1966. planificar, disefiar, adquirir e insta- cinas. (Se ha sugerido que cada 3. Aumento en la tarifa como esti-
En la plant de Miraflores se esti larlas. 9 dependencia responsabilice a una mulo para reducir desperdicio de luz.
instalando un nuevo generator pero .... persona que vigile esto.) 4. Suspension del servicio en
no estard listo hasta principios de Para crear una images mental periods dados del dia.
1966. Hasta entonces, es aconsejable mis clara de la situaci6n considd- Desconectar todos los acondicio- Las siguientes sugerencias podrian
que los usuarios de energia electrical rese que si el esfuerzo para con adores de aire-tipo cuartos-du- contribuir realmente a ahorrar dinero-
ejerciten la mayor prudencia y eco- server y ahorrar la energia electrical rante horas de almuerzo y al cierre a los inquilinos del PanCanal, a la
nomia para asi poder mantener el puede reducir las necesidades de de laborers. Tambidn se designaria parquet ayudarian enormemente al
servicio el4ctrico normal, nuevas plants en un 10 por ciento, a vigilante responsible. program:
El problema quedaria mejor ilus- esto dejaria disponible como $1% Avaluar el espacio utilizado para
trado en la forma siguiente: mill6n para otros proyectos de la el trabafo para asegurarse de que ( Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Chicks y Grandes

Muy alegre quedard la fiesta
concertada para mailana en la
noche por la Tropa N9 4, Rainbow
City, de 1as Muchachas Explora-
doras Internacionales que dirige
Mrs. Myrtle Cittens.
La recepci6n al aire libre tendra
por scenario el jardin de la casa
6455-B, Camp Coiner, y se mi-
ciari alas 7 de la noche para
continuar hasta la medianoche y
dar la bienvenida a la temporada
navidefia con cantos y bales y
sanas expresiones de alegria. Gar-
clay su Orquesta amenizarin el
acto que es solo para adults.
A fin de que los chiquitines no
queen por fuera, Astos tendrin
su flestecita mailana en el mismo
sitio cle 3 a 6:30 de la tarde con
juegos y refrescos para todos.

Cariners gasjnaPoeo

H0mo'nImOS y Buy Par0Cillos

?q-,-4t7- (117)

Una envidiable carrera de mis de
41 afios de servicio con el Canal de
PanamA liegard a su fin el 3 de enero
entrance cuando se jubile el Subcon-
tralor LeRoy B. Magnuson. Inicial-
mente presto sus servicios en conta-
duria pero luego se encarg6 de 10
relacionado con los aspects presu-
puestarios clel manejo financiero del
Canal de Panami, que jefatur6 por
muchos afios, mis adelante le cupo
el honor de ser la primer persona
que obtuviese el titulo de Subcontra-
lor-Presupuestos y Tarifas.

Magnuson, quien todavia no ha
Ilegado a la edad de Jubilaci6n man-
datoria, empez6 como mensafero del
antiguo comisariato de Balboa a los
13 aiios, ganando $17.50 mensuales.
Su padre, Charles, era Inspector de
la Division de Mantenimiento cle
Edificios. LeRoy se acuerda que fue
al mediodia del 13 de julio de 1917
cuando trabaj6 por primer vez. Tra-
baj6 hasta reanudarse las classes, pero
2 aiios despubs volvi6 a engancharse

(Continz2a en la pdgina 4)

En sus archives tiene su nombra-
miento como carpintero en el Depar-
tamento de Ingenieria de la Comisi6n
del Canal Istmico expeclido por la
Oficina del Administrador cle los
Negocios del Canal Istmico en nom-
bre del Ingeniero Jefe de la Comi-
si6n, fechado el 5 cle septiembre de
1905 en Washington, D.C.
Parti6 de Nueva York en el viejo
barco Advance de la Linea del Ferro-
carril de PanamA el 7 cle octubre cle
1905 y Ileg6 a Col6n el 14 de octubre,
can otr s 122 carCjteebos. o osd

en una barraca, que era un edificio
de un piso, can malla, sin cielo raso
ni ventanas. Una abertura de 24 pul-
gadas debajo del techo proporcionaba
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Un catre hecho a mano, un caj6n
para sentarse y un mont6n cle clavos
para colgar la ropa en la pared, era
todo el mobiliario proporcionado a
los reci4n 11egados carpinteros cuando
Karl Phillip Curtis11eg6 allstma. Y su
alojamiento estaba en unas barracks
en el viejo pueblo de Culebra.
Muchos se fueron, pero Karl Curtis
permaneci6 para hacer su parte en la
construction de las comunidades del
Canal, tal como 10 son actualmente.
Ayud6 a organizer al Gremio Local
ic rTrooso nTO To a flol
ci6n en el Istmo, en el Gremio 913,
clel Sindicato de Carpinteros y Eba-
nistas de Ambrica. Como reconoci-
miento a su medio siglo como un
miembro de buena reputaci6n, fue
distinguido durante una reuman en
el Club cle Gamboa y se le entreg6
la insignia de miembro de 50 afios.
La entrega fue hecha por B. S.
Spangled, president del gremio local
de carpinteros, quien mis tarde re-
gres6 como Santa Claus, ya nombre
del gremio, entreg6 tambidn a Curtis
un juego de plumes cle escritorio al
estilo de los viejos durmientes y rieles
del ferrocarril original francis.
La Sra. Curtis, una enfermera de
los dias cle la construction, recibi6
del gremio un par de linternas, una
replica de aquellas usadas en 1756.
La Srta. Katherine Taliercio, enfer-
mera graduada, le entreg6 un bonito
ramillete de orquideas del gramio de
Cuarenta y siete miembros e invi-
tados del gremio de carpinteros estu-
vieron presented para honrar a los
esposos Curtis en la cena. Spangled
habl6 brevemente sobre la historic
de la carpinteria, remontindose hasta
los tempos de Adan, la construcci6n
del Templo de Salom6n y la historic
del Supremo Artesano, hacienclo in-
fasis en la "orgullosa herencia que
tenemos como carpinteros."
Curtis hizo reminiscencia de la
6poca en los dias de la construction
y cont6 muchas an6cdotas. Tambidn
hablaron el vicepresidente del gremio
de carpinteros, Robert Mecaskey y
Robert L. Thompson, Al udante Ad-
ministrative en el Hospital Corgas.
Curtis, quien ha pasado la mayor
parte de su vida en el Istmo, es
oriundo de Topsfield, Massachusetts.

Robert Bowen es el nombre com-
partido por dos subjefes auditors en
la Auditoria General del Canal de
- PanamA. Afortunadamente para el
r personal y la planilla, tienen diferen-
tes iniciales.
Robert S. Bowen naci6 en la ciudad
de Nueva York y vino primer al
Istmo, a Portobelo, siendo un beb4.
Su padre formaba parte de un grupo
de agrimensores que trabajaba en el
rompeolas de la rada de Crist6bal.
Tambidn residi6 en CatAn, en la vieja
comunidad estadounidense en Pedro
Miguel, lo mismo que en Anc6n y
Balboa antes de ingresar a la escuela
/ en los Estados Unidos.
Cunndo regres6 a la Zona del Canal
.. trabaj6 con la Secei6n cle Embarque
y Estadisticas, ahora la Oficina de
--" Planificaci6n. Luego estuvo en la sec-
=2:.. ci6n de presupuesto en el Hospital
Gorgas, en la Secei6n de Costos de la
Contaduria y finalmente en la Audi-
.; -- toria Interna con unos 28 afios de
servicio con el Canal.
- -- Contrajo matrimonio aqui y su
,ag esposa, Marian, es una secretariat en
r- L.,e el Edificio de Administraci6n. Tienen
4 we tres hijos, Mary Anne, quien esti can
la IBM en Nueva York; Robert, Jr.,
. estudiante en la Universidad de Santa
Clara en California, y Russell (Rusty)
El interns de los pasajeros por la historic del Canal de Panamb es obvio en esta fotograffa tomada a bordo del quien estil en el octavo grado en la
barco Donizetti durante un trAnsito por el Canal. La fotograffa fue tomada cerca de Barro Colorado cuando el Escuela Santa Maria.
navio de la Linea Italiana viajaba rumbo al sur procedente de Europa de paso para Ambrica del Sur. Los pasa- Robert N. Bowen es un graduado
jeros, en el puente del barco, estin escuchando a Jose Te6filo Tuiton II., Cuia de la Zona del Canal. Muchos en el Pacific Union College en Cali-
pasaferos preguntan d6nde se encuentran" los ocianos y se sorprenden de saber que ellos no lo hacen.-que
estin transitando a trav6s de agua duke, 85 pies sobre el oc6ano. (Contintia en la pdgina 4)


De MeHsajef0 a Sulloontralor:


-Deam hicieron historic
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00-Cine en su casa
0-T oEstrellitas
agnovapodmi iartlones
6 _E ama e Hawaii
8:00-El Especticulo MAs Grande
9:00-Te tfundo


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
1 ici3se la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
it ant te la e Roblin
a so-Noticias
7 is Edel Circo
,Deds in illonario


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Fabricante de Noticias
1 ticiase la Una
1:45-Avances .
p a es i les
5 30-Los Amignitos de Roblin

S c eD tR ed
FM it ode McHale
9 30-El Abogado Audaz
It utro


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
--El arbrsicantedeNoticias
1:00 Show de la Una
a esesFilmicas
Repoda a dMundiales

icAamiguitos de Roblin
.oo-Buggs Bunny
-Blan niteact maro
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock


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: jmiguitos de Roblin
7:00-El Rebelde
9 hrowtIn ene ional


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
: howede la Una
2:00-Tardes FihMTndiales

Fey... ade4Roblin
6 30-Noticias
gcs Ain les Azules
5ead Desnuda


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
NI abrsicante de Noticias
--PropeamFanF aenino
no deoT edos4
5 noP a de Cadonu
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Bumbo a lo Desconocido

Nereida C. Carmona V. es Oficinista-
Mecan6grafa al servicio de la Direc-
ci6n de Personal en Anc6n. Es una
de las empleadas mis nuevas de esa
direcei6n en la organization del Canal
de Panami, a la cual ingres6 el 12 de
octubre del afio actual. La Srta. Car-
mona hace trahajos de mecanograffa
y de archives. Naci6 en la ciudad de
PanamA, donde reside, y antes de
ingresar a la organization del Canal
de PanamA trabaj6 en la casa matrix
del Banco Nacional de PanamA, el
Centro de Desarrollo Industrial y en
el Banco Fiduciario de PanamA. Curso
studios en la Universidad de PanamA
y pertenece a la Alliance Francaise de
PanamA. Le gusta la natacibn, la
costura, la lecture, dibujo y pintura.

Al Noroeste de la masa continental
sudamericana estd situada la Repd-
blica de Colombia, dividida, a su vez
en dos grades regions. La occiden-
tal estd formada por la Cordillera de
los Andes, y sus calls intermedios
que ruedan hacia la costa. La orien-
tal-mds extensa-tambidn es mds pa-
reja y cubierta con llanuras y densoS
bosques que se extienden de la cor-
dillera y el Aranca, Meta, Orinoco,
Rio Negro, y el Amazonas.


4Ha notado usted que 61timamente tiendan a reducir el trabajo innecesa-
aparece en los tableros de avisos un rio, la pbrdida de tempo, duplica-
enanito con un foco encendido? ci6n de trabajo, riesgos, averias,
papeleo excesivo, etc., por medio del
Es un Ilamado para que usted Programa de Premios por Incentiva.
aguce el ingenio y pueda ganarse Aproveche esta oportunidad de
$1,000 por hacer sugerencias para 1.
ganar dinero, hacienda una va losa
el me oramientodlxisxaco en la opera- sugerencia. Los formularies estlin
ci6n ana nama. disponibles en todos los tableros de
Usted puede hacer sugerencias que avisos.

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

Gob r rTd PLZo a 1 anal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La 6 q s dbc
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondence a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.



Jueves 24 ~Of Love and Desire N HW

, -, as. .



eo e da
11 30-Cita Informal
12 00-Reprisd: Novela Semanal
dl SanCMartin de Porres
e ele p ro"eo
9:00-Ruta 66
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
rqu r alip y Deportive
12:55- Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
CDocun entaln TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6 Nt sdel Rev6lver
7:30-Aventuras deRin TinTin
av I musical
sjlatedeen s
to 30-Teatro Franc6s
11 00-El Mu oAaRv eSo

Titeres 7 obmiens
7, g g CAndido Pbrez
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportive
12:55-Informative del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4 D ex i In TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
arti deoProrres

7 00-Noticias
on tinental
9 --N veDa d slase9
10:30-La Cuerda Floja
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Randall el Justiciero
-zcnanrou HI n oMed rtive
:14 N3T aSemanal
-N@$ e sTV
5:30- San Martin de Porres
-Per deaA ntuxT 1s
-Elo r io Exacto
8 00-C6micos y Canciones
ov de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30-Cita con la Muerte
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
resGlaCd icas
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportive
12:55-Informatxvo del Mediodia
1:1s-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de Ias 5
5:30-San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventurns
6:30- Lassie
adleNOOg rush
8 30-Novela
3 -- vk1 de bas 9
10:30-Dimensibn Desconocida
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-TiteresVIE eES
12:25-Viendo a Biondi
ICa us Hidp oMeDe rtivo
1:15-Novela Semanal
4 crunental TV

-Naon and n e5Porres
6 Feriende Aventuras
7 00-Noticias
o Es e asn D teed
-N e de las 9
9:30-El Santo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev61ver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
1 ormat odel Mediddfa
1:30-Los Expertos Contestan
Re)pr 6bN5vela de las 5
u nTI levito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
o aa Especial
?:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Perry Mason
9:00-Las Enfermeras
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

Luz Amalia de Pulido es Oficinista-
Mecanbgrafa en la Secei6n de Ardhi-
vos Personales y Ramo Administra-
tivo de la Direccibn de Personal en
Anc6n, con un total de 7 afios de
servicio con la organizaci6n del Canal
de PanamA. Su trabajo consiste en
hacer trabajos de mecanograffa y de
apuntadora de tempo. La Sra. de
Pulido naci6 en Cali, Colombia, y
vino al Istmo en 1943. Contrajo ma-
trimonio aqui con Julio E. Pulido el
19 de abril de 1958 y tiene dos hijos,
Julio Ernesto, de 5 alios, y Eduardo
Alberto, de 4. Antes de ingresar a la
organization del Canal de PanamA
trabaj6 para la Armada de los Esta-
dos Unidos en Rodman. Le gusta
mucho el ballet, la nataci6n y la


a 1



Viernes 18 __

SAbado 19---

Domingo 20

Lunes 21_ __

Martes 22_

Mi4rcoles 23

Children Of The Damned and

Guns Don't Argue and

The Story Of David

The Long Ships

The Prize

The Story Of David

The Sword Of Venus and Konga

The Prize

Of Love and Desire

The Bacchantes

Five Bold Women and
War Of The Colossal Beast
Ow how OMg.mbOnly

The Sword Of Venus and Konga

Target Zero

TaThe Lio end~ie

Viernes 25_


Diciembre 18, 1964

P~gina 2

Gente en la NVoticia



22-Concierto de Navidad de la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal. Auditorio alas 8 de la noche.
24-Nochebuena. Celebraci6n de diversas ceremonies tipicas que
se observan en visperas de Navidad, tanto en passes de

origen hispano cuanto en los n6rdicos. Peregrinaje pi'Iblico
a los temples y por calls de la ciudad para admirer lOS

pintorescos "Nacimientos." (Escenas biblicas de Bel6n y
del Santo Pesebre.) A1gunas dreas residenciales adornan
sus called, plazas y sardines en forma muy vistosa y digna
de admirarse. Medianoche: Misa del Gallo.
25-Vacaciones escolares en la Zona del Canal hasta el dia 4 de
enero de 1965.
25-Navidad. Ceremonies religiosas en todos los temples del
Istmo. Feriado en todo el paiS.
28-Dia de los Santos Inocentes. (Se festeja en forma similar

al April's Fool de Estados Unidos.)

Ent Su Pantalla


otro combat a 10 asaltos, el campe6n ligero del Istmo,
Humberto Trottman y el brasilefio Jorge Sacomao.
El program tundra tambidn el encuentro por el titulo
national del peso pluma, abora vacant, entre los miximos
contendores, Carlos Rios, de Chiriqui, y Antonio Amaya,
de Col6n, quienes empataron la 61tima vez que se
enfrentaron en un combat a 10 vueltas.
En su 61tima pelea Laguna, de 21 afios de edad, venci6
. por nocaut t4cnico al jamaicano Percy Hayles, mientras
que Nascimento, de 26 afios, perdi6 una discutida deci-
si6n frente al colombiano Antonio "Mochila" Herrera en
12 asaltos, en una pelea celebrada en BogotA, Colombia.




Ahora Regana EL TETANO
El antiguo vapor Panamd, de la El t6tano production por el bacilo
organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA, de Nicolaier, que vive en el suelo,
ha sido bautizado nuevamente. Ahora en el polvo de las calls, sardines,
se 11ama el Regina y es aguardado en casas, en el heno, en los excrementos
el Canal proximamente. de ganado vacuno, caballar, etc., si
Se trata del tercer bautizo de esa no se contrarresta con antitoxina es
nave en los illtimos 7 ailos. En 1957 casi siempre fatal.
el Panamd fue adquirido por la Linea
American Presidents y se le cambi6 Pueden sufrirlo todas las personas
el nombre a Presidente Hoover. que por raz6n de sus ocupaciones
Ahora ha cambiado nuevamente de laborales estin en contact con los
manos, pasando a ser propiedad de polvos y demis elements citados.
International Cruises, empresa na- Entre otros, estin expuestos los ba-
viera registrada en la Repixblica de rrenderos de la limpieza pdblica, los
PanamA. La nave Ilevard, sin em- agricultores, jardineros, empleados
bargo, matricula griega. de caballerizas y los heridos en la
El Regina seri dedicado a cruceros calle.
que posiblemente se extiendan por
todo el globo; en su defect, se le Los bacilos penetran por la piel
dedicaria al servicio de carga y pasa- herida. Sus toxins atacan al sistema
jeros en el MediterrAneo. nervioso y produced rigidez de la
El barco ha estado en desuso desde nuca, las mandibulas y demis m6scu-
abril 61timo. los del tronco. jVac6nese!

El Hospital de Coco Solo tiene
unas largas lists de espera para algu-
nas de sus clinics, debido a que
muchas personas no cumplen con sus
citas del hospital sin dar aviso alguno.
Durante el mes de noviembre sola-
mente, 197 pacientes dejaron de
cumplir sus citas en las clinical del
Hospital de Coco Solo. La cantidad
es asombrosa cuando se consider que
la no presentaci6n mantiene de 5 a
10 pacientes diaries sin recibir aten-
ci6n en una clinic en el hospital.
Las clinics en un hospital tienen
un itinerario por medio de citas para
comodidad y convenience de los pa-
cientes, con un esfuerzo hecho para
reducer el tempo de espera y para

Esclusas de Miraflores. _1,115
Esclusas de Gat6n _ _ _ 326
Las Cruces (6 viajes) __ 664
Reina Manuelita (1 via e) 31
Diana (1 via e) 8
1 ----- --
Gran Total_ 2,144

Diciembre 18, 1964


PaginR 3

El .idolo del boxeo panametio, Ismael Laguna, que
ocupa el cuarto lugar entre los pesos ligeros en las clasi-
ficaciones de la Asociaci6n Mundial de Boxeo, se enfren-
tard el pr6ximo domingo al pdgil brasiletio Sebastiao Nas-
cimento, mercer junior ligero del mundo, en un combat
pactado a 10 asaltos en el tinglado del Estadio Olimpico
de PanamA.
La pelea de Laguna contra el brasiletio es muy impor-
tante en su brillante carrera professional, ya que es muy
probable que se mida despubs con el campe6n mundial
del peso ligero Carlos Ortiz, de Puerto Rico, en enero
o febrero de 1965, por el titulo mundial de las 135 libras.
En el mismo program del domingo se enfrentarin en

Ismael Laguna

32 Voluntaries de la Oruz Roja CUANDO ES VIRTUD

Recillen Certificados el Lunes VISITAR ENFERMOS
Visitar a los amigos enfermos es
Certificados de la Defensa Civil y tarfetas de la Cruz Roya Nacional una de 1as virtues teologales.
Americana serdn entregados a 32 voluntarios de Paraiso y Pedro Miguel Pero la visit que puede resultar
en una reunion y fiesta de Navidad que se celebrard el lunes en el ben6fica tambiin puede convertirse
Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso a partir de las 7:30 p.m. en fatigante y engorrosa si se prolong
Los 32 coluntarios completaron el curso de 12 horas dirigido por demasiado. En otras 6pocas cuando
William H. Gordon, de Paraiso, un empleado de la Divisidn de Dragas los hospitals eran sitios l6gubres, casi
e instructor voluntario. tenebrosos e inh6spitos los pacientes
A fines de este mes William Gordon completard 20 affos de servicio se sentian reanimados con las visits.
como voluntario de la Cruz Roja. Hoy la cosa ha cambiado. .
Los hospitals modernos son bien
ventilados, casi alegres bajo la caricia
solar que penetra por amplios venta-
nales. Ademis de ello ahora solo
t quienes padecen casos series o graves
quedan hospitalizados y al verdade-
ramente enfermo no le cuadran las
visits por mis virtuosos que 6stas
hagan sentirse a los visitantes. Para
cuando el paciente se ha restablecido
lo sufficient como para apreciar las
visits, ya ha sido dado de alta, y ha
regresado a su hogar.
Durante el period de hospitalize:
m: ci6n, la imica visit necesaria 0 real
mente bienvenida es la de los parien-
tes mis cercanos.
Los demis deben conformarse con
enviar una tarjeta 0 una notita cordial.
En los Hospitales Gorgas y Coco
Solo, de la Zona del Canal, existent
reglamentos sobre las visits, que
estin restringidas a solo dos personas
a la vez y suJetas a un horario estricto.
Ese horario aparece en la pigina 124
de la Guia Telef6nica de la Zona del
Canal. No se aceptan en esos hospita-
les visitantes menores de 14 afios y
cuando se trata de gravedad los mb-
Para que la plant de energia electrical funcione bien, es necesario tener bien dicos o la enfermera pueden ejercer
limpias todas las maquinarias. Precisamente es lo que hace Joseph M. Evelyn su criterio en cuanto a permitir o no
Ayudante Electricista, al limpiar la bomba de aceite en la Estacibn de Energia visitantes.
E14ctrica de Madden. Evelyn, que nacid en la ciudad de Col6n, trabaja con Vuelto a su hogar es cuando el
la Division de Electricidad desde el 12 de diciembre de 1962. Reside en convaleciente realmente esti en Ani-
Villa Lomar, Pil6n, en la Costa AtlAntica del Istmo. mo de recibir la visit de sus amigos
y parents. Ello lo ayuda a pasar el
rato ya restablecerse.
SI NO PUEDE ACUDIR A CITA De modo que sea sensato y ah6-
rrese visits a los enfermos, hasta que

NO FI UELO LHOSPITAL est6n de vuelta en casa, restable-

Elizabeth Brown
Kenneth A. Joseph
Richa J. Powell

Willard O. Robinson

Eligio Castillo
Le6n Chird
Walter E. Colclasure
Gerardo Cosca
Antolino Gutidrrez R.
Conrad Jarvis

Kenneth R. A. Booth
Richard O. Burgoon
Samuel Israel
Russel J. Jones
1 G.GE.MMan
BArbara D. Peterson
Matthew Simpson
Stanford M. Clement
1 at saria
Stevenson G. Sealed
Vincent Sealey
Thomas M. Love

evitar aglomeraciones, 10 mismo que
para distribuir el excess de trabajo
con el objeto de que los facultativos
puedan utilizar su tempo eficiente-
mente. Estos itineraries aseguran
tambi6n que otros departments,
como los laboratories clinics, puedan
tambi6n planear su trabajo.
Si un paciente no puede cumplir
con su cita en una clinic de hospi-
tal, debe notificarlo 10 mis pronto
possible para que otro paciente pueda
ser atendido. La cancelaci6n de una
cita debe ser hecha mucho antes de
la fecha sefialada para la cita.
Llegadas tardias para las citas re-
sultan en una confusion y causan
trabajo extra alas clinics. Citas
hechas para determined hora no
pueden mantenerse en espera por mis
de 30 minutes despubs de la hora
Los ndmeros telef6nicos de las cli-
nicas del Hospital de Coco Solo son:
Pacientes externos __ 34-55
Obstetrician, Ginecologia y Pe-
diatria 34-03
Dental 34-13
Niedied o fa r ant

Por las notches, fines de semana,
dias de fiesta (admisi6n) (emer-
gencias solamente) 3-1211.

Los integrates del Supreme Combo hicieron entrega de un cheque por $25 a la Guarderia Infantil de Pedro
Miguel el jueves 10 del actual, can el objeto de aportar su 6bolo para esa instituci6n en donde se cuidan a los
niiios de las padres que trabajan. La Sra. Myrtle Marshall recibi6 el cheque de manos de Lyle Daniel, a la dere-
cha, director del Combo. Con 61estin los otros integrates del Supreme Combo, George Daniel, a la izquierds y
Ernesto (Tex) Williams.


~ -- ~ -- 1 --- -- I ~- -----

(DONDE LO DEJOT "p ,ma '~ LEN EL **-LEN EL s
abernor li DMEE ?


BO Mild& R&WO de
800 &WOS
El Ramo de Reclamos estard
abierto para tender al ptiblico el
lunes en su nuevo local, Edificio
38 en Balboa, adyacente a la Sec-
cida de Calzado. El Personal de
Sistemas ocupard el espacio en el
mercer piso del Edificio de Admi-
nistracidn desocupado por el Ramo
de Reclamos, con entrada por el
Cuarto 304. Estos cambios fueron
necesarios por requerimientos de
espacio para la instalacidn del
computador electronic en el Edi-
ficio de Administracidn..


El oficinista de correos de la Zona
del Canal no usa uniform, no 11eva
un saco de correos sobre sus hombros,
ni se enfrenta alas inclemencias del
tempo alas males esti expuesto el
carter de los Estados Unidos. Pero
100 empleados de correos y 21 ofici-
nistas de correos substitutes, que pro-
porcionan los serviciosynostales en la
Zona del Canal, se manthnen bien
ocupados con el cargamento postal
diario, y atareados con el aumento
en el VOlumen de correos.
I VOlulnen de COrreOS excedi6 este
810 'SL1bStancialmente a los anterio-
TES. En noviembre de 1963 se reci-
bieron y despacharon 473,138 libras
de correspondence en la Divisi6n de
Correos de Ta Zona del Canal. Las
cifras para el mismo niessen 1964
indican que se procesaron 513,020
libras de correspondence. En di-
ciembre pasado se manejaron 536,349
libras de correspondence, y por las
montafias de correspondence que
11egan diariamente, este diciembre
promote estadisticas superiors.
Ademis del manejo de esta enorme

2"Lidaddde corresponde1ncia Inoas
Canal expiden aproximadamente
25,000 giros postales cada mes,
El movimiento de correos en la
Zona del Canal se 11eva a cabo en dos
oficinas principles de correos, una
en Balboa y la otra en Crist6bal. Exis-
ten 10 estafetas. en el sector Paci-
600 del Istmo y 6 en el Area del
Atlintico. Una secci6n de manejo de
correspondence se encuentra en el
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles.
La Zona del Canal sigue el mismo
sistema que el Departamento de Co-
rreos de los Estados Unidos en la
distribuci6n de buzones, proporcio-

filp0 de Exploradores

88 8 All 88 $(jigg
El Capitulo Federico Malone
N9 1, cle los Veteranos Exploradores
que preside el segundo suplente a
Alcalde de Col6n, Clarence Mc-
Alister, celebrard una fiesta pre-navi-
defia y servicios religiosos el domingo
20 de los corrientes alas 9 de la
mafiana en la Iglesia de Cristo unto
al Mar. La fiesta se realizard n la
residence Marklan
El objeto de la fiesta es el de con-
fraternizaci6n y asi como promoter
un mayor y mis vivo interns en el
escoutismo. El program de diversion
include refrescos y bailes-

anCanal . .
la ina 1)
P 8
barras, cada una representando 2
afios: 1907-1909, 1909-1911, y
Durante sus ailos de servici6 con
el Canal de PanamA, trabaj6 en la
casa del Ingeniero Jefe para John F
Stevens, la cual fue terminada en la
primavera de 1906, y en Ias residen-
cias y clubhouses en Emperador y
Crist6bal. En noviembre de 1907 fue
trasladado al Hospital Anc6n como
capataz de mantenimiento y estuvo
empleado alli hasta el 30 de noviem-
bre de 1940, cuando se jubil6 debido
a quebrantos de salud.
Parti6 del Istmo ese afio y con su
esposa viaj6 a Chile. En los Andes
recobr6 su salud, recorri6 la Argen-
tina en autom6vil y despubs de visitar
Perd, Ecuador y Colombia, regresaron
al Istmo en junio de 1941.
Curtis fue el primer hombre en
descubrir la culture de Cocl4 y Vera.
guas ya travis de su pasatiempo ha
establecido firme amistad con fun-
cionarios de Harvard, Yale, el Insti-
tuto Smithsoniano, la Universidad de
Pensilvania y el Museo de Brooklyn.
La Sra. Curtis ha estado aqui desde
1914. Ella era enfermera y se uni6
a su hermana, que era enfermera en
el Hospital Anc6n.
Fue al interior de PanamA con su
esposo, 10 acompaii6 a la Ambrica del
Sur y comparti6 su noche de honor
en el Club de Gamboa.



La gente menuda cle Rainbow
City se encarard el domingo alas 3
cle la tarde con el rotundo y jovial
Papa Noel durante la fiesta infan-
til de Navidad organizada por la
tropa N9 4 de las Muchachas Ex-
ploradoras Internacionales de esa
Varies organizations civicas y
particulares han donado refrescos,
etc. para los chiquitines que se
congregarin a la hora citada-3 de
la tarde-en los sardines de la casa
6455-B, Camp Coiner, Rainbow
No perverse de esta flestecita,
nitios, que las van a pasar muy

Hom6nimos . .

(Viene de la pagina l)
fornia. Durante los aiios de la guerra
ensefi6 tipografia en California y Ten-
nessee y oper6 una pequefia imprenta
commercial. Aprendi6 tipografia en la
escuela y gan6 parte del dinero de sus
gastos de educaci6n trabajando en
una imprenta.
Vino por primer vez al Istmo en
1946 como contador con la Pacific
Press en Crist6bal. Habia trabajado
con esta empress, una orgamzacion
religious de beneficencia en Califor-
nia y cuando necesitaron un contador
aqui fue trasladado al Istmo. Cuando
cerr6 la sucursal de Pacific Press en
1953, regres6 a la sucursal de los
Estados Unidos en donde estuvo
3 aiios.
Al regresar a la Zona del Canal en
enero de 1957, se convirti6 en inte-
grante del cuerpo de la Auditoria
Internal v sus servicios han sido
continues con esta secei6n.
Se cas6 en California con Dorothy
Jones. Sus hijos Ronald y Virginia
resident en los Estados Unidos en
donde ambos estin casados.
8Qub otra cosa comparten los dos
Robert Bowen ademis del mismo
nombre? Entre otras cosas, cada uno
tiene un hijo y una hija pelirrojos.
A Robert N. Bowen le gusta la mdsi-
ca y toca el tromb6n. El hijo de
Robert S. Bowen toca los tambores.
Robert N. Bowen es pilot de lan-
chas, miembro clel Club de Yates de
Balboa y su pasatiempo es construir
botes. Ha construido dos antes del
que tiene abora, un bote de vela en
el cual navega a San Blas y las Islas
de las Perlas. El pasatiempo del
padre de Robert S. Bowen era pilo.
tear lanchas. Sus propios pasatiem-
pos son el golf, la esca bridg
boliche, y modest ente dice qu
tambibn "ha participado" en compe-
tencias por trofeos de boliche y golf.

P ,igina 4


Diciembre 18, 1964

nando un buz6n en una calle de cada
comunidad. Various otros buzones son
colocados por razones civicas.
El buz6n en el Edificio de Asuntos
Civiles es con el objeto de facilitar a
las personas a que deposited sus cartas
areas para la recolecei6n final de la
noche que sale temprano por la ma-
fiana. El buz6n en la Calle Amador,
una ruta direct desde los aneladeros
esti alli para el correo de los barcos.
Los buzones en los muelles han sido
colocados para facilidad de los pasa-
jeros y tripulaciones cle los barcos.
Los recogedores realizan 28 viajes
de recolecei6n desde la Oficina de
Correos, buzones en las called y trees
en el sector Pacifico del Istmo, reco-
giendo y distribuyendo diariamente el
correo. En el sector AtlAntico, los
recogedores postales tienen 16 rutas
de distribuci6n. Los sAbados, domin-
gos y dias cle fiesta hay pocos viajes
y las recolecciones no son tan fre-
Actualmente hay 10,494 arrenda-
tarios de apartados en la Zona del
Canal, incluyendo los de las Areas

mr ar s dmuy porcodcoambio t
Zona, con excepci6n del personal mili-
tar que entra y sale despubs de prestar
Las montaiias de correspondence
recibidas y despachadas diariamente
en la Zona clel Canal se transportan
de un lado a otro por medio de cinco
vehiculos asignados a base de arren-
damiento a la Divisi6n de Correos
por la Divisi6n de Transporte a
Motor. En el period culminate de
las Navidades puede que sea nece-
sario que la Divisi6n de Transporte
a Motor ponga a disposici6n uno 0
dos camiones adicionales,


Energia E14ctrica . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Habita'rese a apagar las luces en
los cuartos desocupados. Enseile lo
propio a sus hijos y servidumbre.
Mantenga en lo minimo la ilu-
minaci6n eicterna.
Seque su ropa al sol, en vez de
hacerlo en la secadora electrical,
especialmente en la estaci6n seca
cuando escasea el agua en el Lago
Gati'm y no function la plant hi-
droel4ctrica de Gat6n.
Ajuste el acondicionador de aire
al minimo comfortable, y desconic-
telo al salir de casa o al acostarse
de noche, cuando acaso solo el de
la recimara sea necesario.

No desperdicie el agua. Aun
cuando bharata, exige energia elic- Curtis: Pionero del P
trica el Ilevarla hasta el grifo de ( Viene de
su casa.
Un kilovatio que se shorre es la Anica ventilaci6n y luz. Por todo
dinero que economize. Piense que, habia tres tinas de bailo, tres regade-
a la rata actual, un acondicionador ras y tres retretes. El 6nico mobiliario
de aire de 2 toneladas cuesta unos era un catre hecho a mano, entregado
$10 al mes; un bombillo de 100 en el taller de carpinteria, junto con
vatios, encendido continuamente, una caja de madera del Comisariato
cuesta 30 centavos. que servirfa de silla para cada uno,
La conservaci6n result mis bene- un mont6n de clavos para collar
ficiosa si se realize precisamente en P *
el period de mayor consume que Un hotel de tres pisos acababa de
Ocurre entre 10:30 y 11:30 de la terminarse en Culebra y los hombres
mailana, que es cuando monta al comian en su comedor, usando tarje-
doble de 10 minimo. (Registrado en tas de raciones. El costo de cada
la madrugada.) Una ayuda valiosa comida era de 30 centavos.
seria postergar el uso de aparatos de Comenz6 a trabajar por 56 centa-
gran consume para horas avanzadas vos la hora, pero la vivienda era
de la tarde 0 para despubs de las gratis. Despubs de 3 meses recibi6 un
9 de la noche. aumento a 65 centavos. Un aumento
Abora surge el problema de las ilu- de 2heentavos la hora sigui6 cada
minaciones navidefias. En via de en- .afilo sta q el hombres fueron
sayo se permitirin alumbrados mo- co ca os a aseb e sueldo mensual,
destos en las decoraciones este ailo, primer tra afo de los nuevos
si las plants generadoras pueden con carpinteros ue la renovaci6n del
la carga. viejo dosp tal francis, que estaba
La iluminaci6n queda restringida a arri a75 otel, conDeapacidad para
horas de la noche y es aconsejable unos pacientes. espubs Curtis y
que se desconecten salidas de co- sul company 0 ueron enviados a la
rrientes (focos u otros utensilios) ara co ina cio e Administraci6n
equiparar mis a menos el conspmo para construir un dep6sito de herra-
de las lucecitas navidefias. mientas. ,
Despues que terming la construc-
ci6n del Canal 01 19 do abril de 1914,

L In los empleados del Canal comenzaron
a ser cambiados para Balboa y Cris-
t6bal. La residence del Cobernador

H IF fue cambiada de Culebra a Balboa
* I III UL Heights y se inici6 la construction
del nuevo Edificio de Administraci6n
y residences de concrete para los
Se ha iniciado la venta de boletos El 14 de diciembre de 1914, en
para la primer fravesia clirectamente una reunion celebrada en el viejo
desde el Puerto de Los Angeles para clubhouse de Anc6n, que mis tarde
Hai a, seilalanclo la primer vez que se quem6, Curtis fue juramentado
un transatlAntico de pasajeros ha como el primer president del Gremio
unicio la costa occidental de Estados 913, Sindicato de Carpinteros y Eba-
Unidos can Israel. Balboa es uno de nistas de Ambrica. Joe Johnston, un
los puertos de escala. carpintero de la Divisi6n de Cons-
El viaje del barco Theodor Herd trucciones y miembro clel Gremio de
se iniciara el 27 de abril. El viaje Carpinteros en Filadelfia, habia es-
inicial del nuevo barco ha sido con- crito alas oficinas principles en In-
tratado exclusivamente por el Capi- diandpolis, Indiana, para el permiso
tulo de Los Angeles cle Hadassah. y jurament6 a los funcionarios. Vein-
El itineratio de la travesia lievark titris miembros se inscribieron enton-
al nuevo transatlAntico a lo largo de ces. Curtis fue presiclente por 2 afios
las costas occidentales de M6xico y y luego fue secretary de actas por
Ambrica Central, a travis del Canal muchos alios.
de PanamA, a trav6s del Caribe, el Curtis ostenta la Medalla Roose-
AtlAntico meridional y el Medite- velt por 8V2 afios de servicio en la
traneo. construcci6n. Su medalla tiene tres



can n stro

g n ED AEN

Magnuson . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
para trabajar durante las vacaciones
con rango y sueldo mayors. Durante
una breve huelga en 1921 hizo inclu-
sive de chofer. Luego fue a Estados
Unidos a completer sus studios.
Como jefe de la Divisi6n de Pre-
supuesto y Tarifas, y mis tarde como
Subcontralor, le toc6 acompatiar a

obternnadoressu t na eau
ante comisiones Congreso. Obtu-
vo gran experience en estos menes-
teres y prest6 enorme ayuda a supe-
riores jerirquicos con quienes trabaj6
en Washington.
Bajo su direcei6n se ha registrado
una vasta ampliaci6n de actividades
presupuestarias, ast como de las
concernientes a tariffs.
Entusiasta de la fotografia, ha
viajado en compatifa de su esposa
Jerie a muchos passes circunvecinos
en giras del Camera Club de Diablo
Heights. Devoto de la pesca, ha prac-
ticado ese deported a lo largo de la
costa panamefia pescando, inclusive,
peces vela, 10 Anico que deplore es
no haber cogido nunca un sibalo.
Reacio a visitor la cafeteria del
Edificio de Administraci6n, cuando
por alguna vez 10 hace, toma bullion.
Sus intimos para hacerle una juga-
rreta, acordaron con el director de
Abastos y Servicios Comunales, L. A.
Ferguson, que le entregara a Magnu-
son-mientras Aste hacia cola en la
cafeteria-un enorme certificado como
presunto client ndmero 10,000,000
de la cafeteria. La ocasi6n fue cap-
tada en una grifica.
Un recuerdo que Magnusonllevard

resmap scons s maoi st s c
es el Premio por Servicios Distingui-
dos que le otor ara el Cohernador
Fleming en reconocimiento a sus
extraordinarios servicios como alto
funcionario de la Contraloria.
Cuando 100 amigos intimos do
LeRoy y Jerie Magnuson los agasa-
jaron can una despedida a bordo de
la lancha Las Cruces, le cambiaron
-inclusive-el nombre a la embarea-
ci6n durante ese acuAtico pasea hajo
el plenilunio, Ilamindola motonave
Ambos esposos recibleron, ademAs,
sends Llaves Maestras de las


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