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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 24, 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: VID00490
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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THE PANAMA CANAL Giftof the Panama Cnal Museum

Vol. III, No. 27 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Thursday, December 4, 1964

Vol. III No. 27 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Thursday, December 24, 1964

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Fascinated by a Christmas mobile that is hanging inside the entrance of the Canal Zone Library are Margaret
Brown, 6, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Brown, assistant reference librarian, and Paul Williams, 3, son of Mrs.
Beverly Williams, acting librarian. The mobile is the work of Mrs. Shirley Rousseau-Murphy. Made of paper
board covered with metallic paper, it radiates the spirit of the Christmas season, with its wise men, reindeer,
angel, and Christmas decorations. Also parts of the mobile are a cat, a fish, a partridge, and a pig with a bird on
his back. Mrs. Murphy, documents assistant at the library, is a well known artist.

N0olibap renting

Exchanging greetings and hearing from friends at Christmas is one
of the more satisfying traditions of the Holiday Season. I wish I could
greet personally each man and woman in the Panama Canal organiza-
tion. and thank each individually for his sincere and dedicated efforts
during the Canars 50th Anniversary year. But I can't do that so I am
taking this way of extending the wish of Mrs. Fleming and me that
you and your families enjoy the best Christmas and happiest New
Year ever.
And on behalf of the entire Panama Canal organization I extend
warm holiday greetings to our neighbors in the Republic of Panama,
to the members and employees of the Armed Forces and of the other
agencies in the Canal Zone, to our retired Canal employees, and to
our friends and customers throughout the world.
I also want especially to express on behalf of the entire civilian
community in the Canal Zone our warmest appreciation to the men
and women of the Armed Forces on the Isthmus whose service to
country requires them to be separated from their families this


Merry Christmas and Happy

New Year. That's the Ticket!

Packages Due?
Canal Zone Post Offices may
remain open later than usual today
if an expected late shipment of
parcels arrives in time for distribu-
tion to the post offices on that
The Postal Division will make
all possible efforts to deliver these
late arriving parcels to the post
offices. The public is advised to
check at the post offices, where
notices of possible extra hours
will be posted.

Last Week's Visitors
Miraflores Locks ___------ 1,789
Transits, 1, Rossini ____ _- 405
Gatun Locks -------- 290
Las Cruces, 12 trips ________ 990
Reina Manuelita, 2 trips ---- 34
Grand Total __- _3,508


2 New Manatees

Join Chompers

In Lagoon Here

Manatees, .of course, don't hold
conventions. But if they did, the
Chagres River might be a good place
for one.
Two more of the roly-poly mam-
mals, sometimes called "sea cows,"
have been put into Manatee Lagoon
to join two that have been there for
some time.
The Division of Sanitation hopes
that the two new ones, from the
Changuinola River in Bocas del Toro,
will maintain a hearty appetite for
the vegetation in Manatee Lagoon.
If they do, then the four Manatees
will be dinner guests of the Panama
Canal for some time to come. And
only the pesky mosquito could find
a bleak aspect in the arrangement.
The manatees are there to eat
vegetation that provides a place in
its roots for the larvae of the Man-
sonia mosquito, particularly prevalent
around the townsite of Gamboa. In-
secticides have no effect on this
underwater breeding place, so the
Manatees are being used in an experi-
ment to determine if their appetite
for aquatic vegetation will provide
a natural mosquito control measure.
The four manatees are confined to
Manatee Lagoon, where their activity
can be checked. Five others are some-
where in the area of the lagoon or
the Chagres River; hopefully, they
too are chomping away at various
submerged and floating greenery.
The new pair of manatees were
flown from the northwest area of
Panama in a C-47 of the 605th Air
Combat Squadron. This unit has four
manatee flights under its belt in
aiding the Canal organization in its
experiment. Of the last two manatees,
one is a female who-ahem!-is
thought to be on the way to mother-
hood. Both are about 10 feet long
and weigh in at about 800 pounds
apiece. There are two other females
in the herd of nine and since it takes
about a year for a blessed event to
occur, growth of the herd will be
slow and therefore considered a long
range project.
One manatee was flown in from
Peru. A local manatee catcher from
Colon has a contract to provide 10
manatees, and has captured 8 so far.
He has two to go on the contract
signed in October 1963, but no
delivery date is set because the mana-
tees are not so easily caught.
A docile and slow moving mammal,
the manatee's main attraction for

health authorities in the Canal organ-
ization is its huge appetite. If it ties
on the feedbag with regularity, the
problem of mosquitoes in the Gamboa
area will dwindle. Meanwhile, the
Division of Sanitation is studying
other methods to aid in the control
and elimination of the mosquito
Hunting or killing of manatees
(Continued on p. 4)

Water Routes

Clear Again
For Farmers
ffhe days of isolation of the Gatun
Lake communities are in the past.
Lake boats once more are loading
shipments of rice and produce. Chil-
dren once again are paddling their
pint-sized pangas to school and back.
All because the Panama Canal
heeded a call for help from the Pan-
amanian farmers who live in that area
and came to their assistance in the
battle against the rapidly spreading
water weeds. The weeds grew from
the bottom of the lake to the surface
and threatened to choke off the small
lake communities from their water-
way communication routes.
Representatives of five communi-
ties on Gatun Lake have publicly
expressed their appreciation to Gov-
ernor Fleming. They said "If we
could not have depended on his great
support and desire to help the Pan-
amanian farmers, our problems today
would still not have been solved."
For years the people who live in
the lake villages of Pueblo Nuevo,
Mendoza, El Alto del Jobo, Calaba-
cito, and Laguna have fought a battle
(Continued on p. 4)

St. Louis U. Luncheon
Scheduled for Dec. 26
Interested alumni, parents of stu-
dents who attend St. Louis Univer-
sity, and students of the university on
the Isthmus for the holidays are
invited to attend a get-together lunch-
eon at the Continental Hotel Saturday
(December 26) at 1 p.m.
All those planning to attend are
asked to telephone either Mrs. Mary
LaRocca at Panama 3-6809 or at
273-4358, or Judge Charles Garcia,
3-1514 or 36-640 for further informa-


The Christmas spirit is even jostling
the Police Division this holiday
Instead of warning tickets, violators
guilty of only minor (repeat minor)
traffic offenses will actually get
Christmas cards instead.
The cards have been issued to
District Police Commanders in both
Balboa and Cristobal. Use of the
cards-instead of the regular warning
tickets, started this morning, at 6

a.m., and will continue until 6 a.m.
January 1.
The card's greeting, after the pre-
amble "Dear Motorist," has space for
the type of violation to be written in
and concludes with the message:
"We will not record this violation in
our files. This is our way of wishing
you a happy and safe holiday season-
Canal Zone Police."
Text on the "flip" type cards is in
both English and Spanish.

"When you get tanked .."

". it can be uplifting."



---- ..


December 24, 1964


Dates Set for

New FSU Term
Registration for Trimester II
1964-65 of the Florida State Uni-
versity Canal Zone program will be
open from January 4 through noon
of January 8 at the Florida State
University office, Building 808, Al-
brook AFB. Prospective students also
will be able to register on two even-
ings during that period, on January 6
and 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
At the conclusion of registration
Friday noon, January 8, enrollment
will be totaled to determine those
classes which may be offered under
the requirement of an average of 20
students per class. Late registrations
must have the approval of the
Any person having a high school
diploma or its equivalent may apply
for admission.
Classes will begin January 11 and
end April 16.
Courses offered are: Elementary
Spanish, Humanities, Historical Ge-
ology, Anthropology, and Spanish
Conversation and Grammar on Mon-
days and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:55
p.m.; Written Communications, Ini-
tegrated Algebra, and Trigonometry,
Principles of Economics, General
Psychology, and Spanish Literature,
Monday and Wednesdays, 8:20 to
9:45 p.m.; American National Gov-
ernment, Western Civilization, Cal-
culus II, Concepts of Business Man-
agement, and Geography of South
America, Tuesdays and Thursday,
6:30 to 7:55 p.m.; Chemistry for
General Education, Risk and Insur-
ance, History of Education, Economic
Problems of Latin America, and
Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1815,
Tuesday and Thursdays, 8:20 to
9:45 p.m.
Additional information and coun-
selling appointments may be obtained
by telephoning Albrook 7238.

National AFGE

Official Arrives

Here Sunday

Mrs. Esther F. Johnson, national
secretary-treasurer of the American
Federation of Government Em-
ployees, arrives on the Isthmus
Sunday for a visit which will last
until January 4.
Mrs. Johnson also is a member of
the President's Commission on the
Status of Women, which has carried
on intensive work regarding the
opportunities and responsibilities of
women in American life.
A trip through Gaillard Cut on
Las Cruces has been scheduled for
December 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. That
day, coincidentally, is Mrs. Johnson's
birthday. All persons or groups of
persons interested in making this trip
should call AFGE National Repre-
sentative G. H. Burdick, telephone
Balboa 3352 or Balboa 4596, or
AFGE Lodge 14 Secretary-Treasurer
A. C. Nagy, telephone Balboa 3297 or
Balboa 1508 to make their reserva-
tions on or before December .26.
The tentative schedule for her
visit to the Isthmus includes protocol
visits on Monday, December 28, to
Panama Canal and to military offi-
cials. A dinner. is planned for that
evening at the Tivoli Guest House
at 6 p.m. with as many Lodge officers
present as possible. On Tuesday, a
visit to the locks and to the Atlantic
side is scheduled, and Wednesday
evening will be the trip on the Pan-
Canal launch Las Cruces.
Next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
she will be available for conferences
and meetings with interested groups,
particularly women representing Fed-
eral agencies on the Canal Zone.

James G. Acuff, senior operator at the Madden Dam
generating station, came to the Panama Canal organiza-
tion in September 1963 after spending 10 years with the
Tennessee Valley Authority at 17 different stations in
Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee.
Acuff was born in Maynardville, Tenn., and received
his primary and secondary education there. He also
attended radio school in Madison, Wis.
Acuff served with the U.S. Air Force in Nebraska and
Texas. He is married, and the family lives at Coco Solo.
Mr. and Mrs. Acuff have four children: Charlene, 18,
Jama, 15, Scott, 9, and Mark, 5.
He keeps busy with church activities and hobbies
including photography, country music, and tooling
western leather.

$5, Makeup Kit

Awaiting Owner
Somebody lost $5 on board the
SS Cristobal, and may have it back
merely by identifying items in a little
makeup kit in which the bill was
The money and makeup kit were
turned in to the Water Transporta-
tion Division office at Cristobal when
the SS Cristobal docked on her recent
southbound voyage.
The passenger who lost the $5 and
the little makeup kit is asked to tele-
phone the Water Transportation
office, 3-1674 or 3-1658, identify the
items in the makeup kit, and collect
her property.

Merchant Fleet
There were 919 vessels of 1,000
gross tons and over in the active
oceangoing U.S. merchant fleet Octo-
ber 1, two more than the number
active a month earlier.
The Merchant Marine Data Sheet
released by the Maritime Administra-
tion, U.S. Department of Commerce
listed 21 government-owned and 898
privately owned ships in active
service. Figures do not include pri-
vately owned vessels temporarily in-
active or vessels in the custody of
Federal agencies.

Middle age is the period where
you look back on your mistakes and
wish you could repeat them.

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

Robert J. Derrick, a newcomer to the Panama Canal
organization, is a senior operator at the hydroelectric
station at Madden Dam.
He was born in Port Arthur, Tex., received his
primary and secondary education in Georgia, and grad-
uated from Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., in 1950.
Derrick, who came to the Isthmus March 1963, was
formerly employed with the Tennesse Valley Authority
in Alabama and Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Air
Corps from February 1944 to December 1946, with
overseas duty at Nichols Field, Manila, Philippines.
He is married, and the family resides in Gamboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Derrick have four children: Robert J., Jr.,
15, Sharon, 14, David, 5, and Julia, 3.
Derrick is shown taking meter readings off instruments
on the generating unit at the Madden power station.



By Beverly Williams
The Desert King; ibn Saud and
His Arabia, is by David Howarth,
author of the famous best-seller,
D-Day the Sixth of June, 1944, and
recent visitor to the Isthmus. Here
is told, by a master writer, the story
of one of the most dynamic, fascinat-
ing and unique personalities of this
age-a figure larger than life: King
ibn Saud. The story of ibn Saud is
the dramatic story of modern Arabia.
In his youth, when he recaptured his
father's kingdom and even conquered
additional territory, his country was
poor, little changed from Biblical
times. Before his death, he, his family
and his country had experienced
incredible upheaval and change in
their impact with fabulous wealth
and Western material technique. This
began in 1936 with the discovery of
the most extensive oil fields in the
world under the very sands which
their camel trains trekked. What more
exciting reading than this combina-
tion of a gifted author and a tremend-
ously absorbing subject?
The Stitches of Creative Embroi-
dery, by Jacqueline Enthoven. For
those even mildly interested in em-
broidery here is the book that will
provide the inspiration and impetus
to get started on a lovely and reward-
ing hobby. Completely presented are
the charm of traditional embroidery
and the dash and excitement of
modern design. Profusely illustrated,
diagrams, colored plates.
The Tangled Web. There is a uni-
versal interest in seeing people hood-
winked in a successful deception.
The editors of The Army Times have
gathered here true stories of hoax
and deception in modern warfare,
from the Civil War to World War II.
The same fascination we have for the
legend of the Trojan Horse, the
grandaddy of all military ruses,
lingers in reading about these elab-
orately conceived programs to fool
the enemy. Those who would like to
read a more detailed and suspenseful
account of Operation Mincemeat,
described only briefly here, would
enjoy reading Montagu's The Man
Who Never Was.

My Heart Is Broken, by Mavis
Gallant, includes the story of that
name plus seven others and a short
novel. All but the novel (which is
printed here for the first time) have
appeared in The New Yorker. These
stories are concerned with people
and the circumstances in which they
find themselves or which are of their
own making. In each of these situa-
tions the author displays a sensitive
and delicate ability to re-create
mood. In her characters she discloses
a penetrating eye and sympathetic
understanding of the eccentricities
and frailties of human beings.
The Unprofessional Spy, by
Michael Underwood. Story of chase
and adventure. Scene: London and
Berlin. A barrister is tapped by his
government to check out Elli Seidler,
suspected of being a Communist
agent. The British Security Service
elected this non-professional because
he knew and loved her 30 years ago
when he was a student in Berlin.
It is the aim of authors Hans Rade-
macher and Otto Toeplitz, in their
book, The Enjoyment of Mathe-
matics, to show that the common
aversion toward mathematics can be
dispelled if only truly mathematical,
essential ideas are presented. Herein
are given samples of the diversified
phenomena which comprise mathe-
matics and methods of proposing and
solving problems. It takes a lay
reader by easy stages into the realm
of advanced mathematics. A reviewer
in American Mathematical Monthly
called it classical and said, "It will
not only stretch the imagination of
the amateur but it will also give
pleasure to the sophisticated mathe-

Dance Slated Dec. 29
At Balboa Teen Club
The first of three dances scheduled
at the Balboa Teen Club will be held
Tuesday night, December 29. The
Tempests will play for dancing from
8 to 12 p.m.
All teenagers are invited to attend.
Sports clothes may be worn, but no
jeans or shorts.

Teakwood's Nice

But It Can Be

A Health Hazard
Warning to do-it-yourselfers:
If you're working with teakwood,
sanding or sawing it, the Safety
Branch advises, exercise caution. Fine
particles of this wood may cause
breathing difficulty and irritation to
the skin and eyes. If you happen to
be allergic to teakwood, the irrita-
tion can be severe to disabling.
One PanCanal employee recently
developed a severe rash in the form
of blisters, some as large as a half
inch in diameter. They formed in
folds of the arms and skin folds of
the stomach and chest.
Suggested safeguards when work-
ing with this wood, a known health
Wear an apron that covers the
chest and waist.
Keep sleeves rolled down and
collar closed.
Wash thoroughly after working.
Wear an approved respirator.
Wear eye protection.

At The Movies
Week Beginning Saturday,
December 26, 1964
(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:30-It's
SA Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Tues., 7:30-The Betrayal
Wed., 7:30-The Naked And The Dead
Thurs., 7:30-Nine Hours To Rama
Fri., 2:00, 7:00-Fall Of The Roman
Saturday night-Good Neighbor Sam
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-The 7th
Wed.-Carry On Constable
Thurs.-What Price Glory
Fri.-The Seven Faces Of Dr. Lao
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-Manhunt In
The Jungle
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-Flight Of The
Lost Balloon
Sun.-The New Interns
Tues.-Carry On Constable
Wed.-What Price Glory
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-The 7th Dawn
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00-
Island Of The Blue Dolphins
Mon.-The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Tues.-The Story Of Ruth
Wed.-Battle Hell
Thurs.-The Wackiest Ship In The Army
Fri., 2:00, 7:00-It's A Mad, Mad, Mad,
Mad World
Saturday night-Doctor Strangelove
Sun., 2:00, 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-Ring-A-Ding Rhythm
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Matinee-Call Me
Sunday night, 7:00 p.m.-Good Neighbor
Thurs.-The Left Handed Gun
Fri.-Lawrence Of Arabia
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees
BALBOA: 10:00 a.m.-The Crimson Blade
An adventurous historical drama in
Scope and color. (86 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-A Dog Of Flan-
ders-David Ladd. Set in the land of
windmills and wooden shoes and against
ageless Ruben masterpieces. (In Color.)
(100 min.)
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Johnny Tremaine-
Walt Disney's adventure of a fearless
youth and fighting men whose muskets
forge a nation. (In Color.) (110 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Prince Of Pirates-
John Derek: Swashbuckling melodrama
of pirates and hidden treasure. (In Color.)
(80 min.)
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-Jungle Man-
Eaters-Johnny Weismuller: Another
exciting episode of the Jungle Jim series.
(75 min.)
GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Born To Sing-Walt
Disney's symphony of song and color
with the famous Vienna Boys Choir.
(85 min.)

Page 2


December 24, 1964

Page 3


How do Oscar Hammerstein's views on life compare with those of Aristotle, Dewey, Lippman, and other philos-
ophers? How does "I Enjoy Being a Girl," from Flower Drum Song, agree with Aristotle's entelechy? The above
picture does not show a class in record-playing. It's a Canal Zone College class in philosophy, and the record
session was to help show how philosophy can put more meaning into everyday life. Another question: How can
Mary Martin's "Cock-Eyed Optimist" from South Pacific be contrasted with the pessimistic Schopenhauer? Phi-
losophy can bring out more appreciation of truth and beauty in daily living, the class has been told. The portable
stereo phonograph belongs to Mrs. R. D. Jensen, from Albrook AFB, who has her hand on the dial. Entelechy,
Mr. Webster says, is "The realization of that which a thing is by virtue of its form; actual, as contrasted with
mere potential, existence." C. R. Vosburgh is instructor of the class.


Employees who were promoted or Harold G. Jack, Utility Worker,
transferred between November 5 and Supply Division, to Warehouse-
December 5. Within grade promo-

tions and job reclassifications are not
Helen A. Adams, Clerk-Stenographer
to Secretary (Stenography).
Division of Schools
Marcia L. de Sobenis, Clerk-Typist
to Clerk-Stenographer.
Customs Division
Albert E. Greene, Customs Inspector
to Senior Customs Inspector (Cris-
Police Division
Jimmy R. Adams, Police Private to
Claire L. Amato, Clerk-Typist, Main-
tenance Division, to Clerk-Stenog-
Electrical Division
Caroll B. Robertson, Senior Operator
(Generating Station), to Graduate
Intern (Electrical Engineer).
Burton J. Deveau, Machinist, Rail-
road Division, to Shift Engineer
Harold L. Fairclough, Helper Elec-
trician to Clerk.
Engineering Division
Armand D. George, Laborer (Cleaner)
to Surveying Aid.
Dredging Division
Samuel M. Grazette, Carpenter to
Leader Carpenter.
Narciso G6mez P., Boatman to Sea-
man (Launch).

Division of Veterinary Medicine
Jos6 L. Chamizo, Laborer (Heavy-
Pest Control), Division of Sanita-
tion, to Animal Caretaker.
Gorgas Hospital
Mildred D. Frensley, General Supply
Assistant (Medical) to Supervisory
General Supply Officer (Medical).
Carol J. Greer, Ileen S. Lewis, Bridget
M. Bullard, Staff Nurse to Staff
Nurse (Medicine and Surgery).
Cecyl N. Nelson, Hospital Attendant
to Supply Clerk.
Accounting Division
Suzanne M. Hele, Clerk-Typist to
Accounting Technician.
Payroll and Machine Accounting
Richard J. Gayer, Supervisory Ac-
counting Assistant (Machines) to
EAM Program Supervisor.
F6lix C. Louis, Bookkeeping Machine
Operator Supervisor to EAM
Edmond F. Johnson, Dalis L. Quir6s,
Jonathan C. Sales, Bookkeeping
Machine Operator to EAM Oper-
Benjamin A. Herrera, Alfred R.
Evans, Office Machine Operator to
Bookkeeping Machine Operator.
Industrial Division
Martin E. White, Leader Crane
Hookman to Rigger.
Locks Division
William J. Kuntz, Lock Operator
(Electrician) to Leader Lock Oper-
ator (Electrician).

Terminals Division
John K. Brayton, Foreman (Ship
Stevedoring) to Chief Foreman
(Ship Stevedoring).
Domingo Cedefio R., Stevedore to
Leader (Ship Stevedoring).
Victor A. Sanchez, Stevedore to
George E. Barrow, Granville O.
Ponder, Yeska E. Eastman, Alaric
Wallace, Victor Macea, Leader
(Dock Stevedoring) to Automotive
Crane Operator.
Adal S. Dawes, Laborer (Heavy-Pest
Control), Division of Sanitation, to
Benjamin F. Boyd, Everald M. Brown,
Cargo Marker to Stevedore.
Rafael E. Lara, Railroad Trackman,
Railroad Division, to Stevedore.
Jack M. Ruoff, Transportation Oper-
ations Specialist, Transportation
and Terminals Bureau, Office of
the Director.
Robin L. Comer, Accounting Tech-.
nician, Transportation and Ter-
minals Bureau.
Lew C. Hilzinger, Finance Branch
Superintendent, Postal Division.
Louise R. Hunt, Voucher Examiner,
Office of the Comptroller.
Raymond W. Matson, Time, Leave,
and Payroll Clerk, Office of the
Roger C. McGough, Administrative
Services Assistant, Locks Division.
Sydney F. Stevenson, Admeasurer
Assistant, Navigation Division.
Gorham E. Wakefield, Signalman,
Navigation Division.
Publio A. VAsquez, Engineering
Draftsman (General), Industrial
Hdl-,,irr r-v. ll ('elerlk-TVnirt NIavi-

Maintenance Division Navigation Division nation Division.
Kenneth W. Bryan, Welder to Leader Earl A. Sayre, Joseph H. Thomas, Ann E. Kongfang, Clerk-Typist, Coco
Structural Iron Worker. Pilot, Probationary, to Pilot. Solo Hospital.
Sam T. Anderson, Pilot-in-Training Zetta S. McCalla, Dental Assistant
to Pilot, Probationary. (Restorative), Coco Solo Hospital.
Pacific Coast-LA Thomas W. Carter, Marine Traffic
Controller Assistant to Marine

Route Reactivated TrafficController. About Alcohol ..
Japan Line has announced the re- SERVICE BUREAU Dangerous Misconceptions
activation of its Pacific Coast-Latin Community Services Division
America trade route. Beginning with G. Clair Lawrence, Chauffeur (Spe- 0 You can drive safely after a few
merica trade routecial), Motor Transportation, to Gen- drinks. Quite the contrary, although
the sailing of the motorship Kohoh eral Foreman Laborer (Cleaner).
Maru from San Francisco last month, Pascual Garc6s, Laborer to Garbage the drinker doesn't realize his driving
regular month-end sailings are being Collector. has deteriorated. Since alcohol dulls
offered for both dry and refrigerated Supply Division judgment, it treacherously hides
cargo to Cristobal, Cartagena, Santa Angela M. Azcirraga, Crerk-Stenog- awareness of his impairment from
rather to Stenographic and Typing the drinker himself. Tests have
Marta, La Guaira, and Curacao. Unit Supervisor, Office of General shown that a two-drink concentration
Also, effective with the sailing of Manager.hown that a two-dk concentration
the Richmond Maru on December 14, Evelyn A. Hinds, Leader Meat Cutter of alcohol in the blood (.05) slows
Japan Line offers mid-month sailings (Sales) to Lead Foreman Meat reactions an average 2/5 of a second.
Cutter. In that time, a car going 60 mph will
from San Francisco non-stop to Carlton Dawkins, Warehouseman to
Cristobal. Stockman. travel an additional distance of 34
Both services are being performed Genarina S. de Torres, Utility Worker feet. Vision also deteriorates. It takes
by vessels operating in Japan Line's to Grocery Attendant. longer for your eyes to distinguish
y p ng ap l Jaime Escobar, Ricardo Cameron, objects, and side vision becomes
Japan-California and Japan-Atlantic Isabel B. Blandford, Utility Workerd side vision comes
coast services. The line previously to Produce Attendant. blurry. Worst of all, normal cautions
served Cristobal and the Caribbean Henry H. Phillips, Utility Worker to are relaxed; a driver will risk his life
ports with ships that went on to the Warehouseman. tiliby racing to beat the light or taking
east coast of Southd R. Agodon, Utility Wor a turn too fast.
east coast of South America. I to Meat Wrapper.

Smallpox Vaccination

A f Mandatory... and Free

If ydu reside or work in the Canal
Zone it is mandatory that you have a
smallpox vaccination at least every
3 years. Vaccinations are given free
of charge to Panama Canal em-
ployees, their dependents, and other
eligible persons at all of the six Com-
munity Health Centers scattered
throughout the Isthmus.
These Health Centers are open
daily Monday through Friday and are
located in Balboa, Paraiso, Rainbow
City, Margarita, Coco Solo, and
This is no idle regulation, for Cen-
tral and South America have long
been known as endemic areas where
cases of smallpox are always present.
During the period of French con-
struction of the Canal, the number
of workers dying from smallpox was
equal to the number dying from
malaria or yellow fever. It was with
great pride that General Gorgas noted
that among U.S. citizens and the
foreign workers employed by the
United States to complete "The Big

Items submitted for free Swap Shop
listing must be limited to 20 words, not
counting address and/or telephone
number. They must be signed, but
names will not be published. Panama
Canal employees and their wives or
husbands may offer "swap" items.
Address: Swap Shop, Spillway, Box M,
Balboa Heights.

BATHINETTE AND playpen, for
30 pounds of roofing paper and
roofing tar. Call Balboa 2901 or

table, for a gossip bench or a rug.
House 603-B, Paraiso; telephone

cocker spayed female looking for
home with older children or child-
less couple, for donation to Atlantic
side SPCA. Telephone 3-1063.


1:00-SCN News
1:05-Sacred Heart
l:30-Parade of Sports
4:30-Wonderful World of Golf
5:30-Championship Bridge
6:00-Close Up
6:30-The Christophers
6:45-Sports Scoreboard
7:00-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Dennis Day
8:00-Garry Moore Show
8:55-SCN News
9:30-Meaning of Communism
10:00-Final Edition
10:15-Sunday Night Movie:
"Trouble Chasers"
5:00-First Edition News
5:30-GE College Bowl
6:55-SCN News (Spanish)
7:05-The Big Picture
7:30-Mayor of the Town
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Bob Cummings
8:30-New Christie Minstrels
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Star Playhouse
10:00-Final Edition News
10:15-Tonight Show
5:00-First Edition News
5:30-Parents Ask About School
6:30-I've Got A Secret
6:55-SCN News (Spanish)
7:05-Coronado 9
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Battle Line
8:30-The Third Man
9:00-SCN News
9:05-SCN Special: "The Bell
Telephone Hour"
10:00-Final Edition
10:15-Air Power
10:45-Greatest Dramas
5:00-First Edition News
5:05-Dance Party
5:50-Curt Massey
6:30-To Tell the Truth
6:55-SCN News (Spanish)

Ditch" smallpox was a fairly uncom-
mon disease because of compulsory
smallpox vaccination.
From 1904 to 1929 only 12 cases
of smallpox occurred in Canal Zone
residents. During the same period it
was noted that approximately every
5 to 10 years the terminal cities of
Colon and Panama City suffered from
an epidemic of smallpox. These epi-
demics were attributed to the influx
of unvaccinated persons into these
In at least one epidemic the infec-
tion was known to have been started
by a sailor who arrived in Colon
suffering from the early stage of
Smallpox cases have been reported
recently from Colombia, which is a
favorite vacation land for Isthmians.
Keep your smallpox immunization
current and safe no matter where
you go. Despite the great strides
made by medicine there is still no
treatment once you develop the







8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Desilu Playhouse
10:00-Final Edition News
10:15-Tonight Show

5:00-First Edition News
6:30-True Adventure
6:55-SCN News (Spanish)
7:05-Silver Wings
7:30-Candid Camera
8:00-SCN News
8:30-Death Valley Days
9:00-SCN News
9:05--All Star Theater
10:00-Final Edition News
11:15-Social Security in Action
5:00-First Edition News
6:30- Science In Action
6 N55-SCN News (Spanish)
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Celebrity Game
9:30-Star and the Story
10:00-Final Edition News
10:15- Friday Movie: "Man Hunt"

1:00-SCN News
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
2:00- EBF: The Bill of Rights
2:15-Mr. Mayor
2:45-EBF: Safety with Electricity
3:00-Sports Time
3:30-Pro Bowlers Tour
4:30-American Bandstand
5:30-This Is the Life
6:00-SCN News
6:30-Operation UNITAS
6:55-SCN News (Spanish)
7:05-Wonderland On Ice
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ted Mack
8:30-King of Diamonds
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Lawrence Welk
10:00- Final Edition News
10: 15-Jack Paar Show
11:00-Armchair Theater: "Sins
Of Jezebel"


December 24, 1964

Participation Said Key

To Civic Council Work

One of the primary functions of
the Pacific Civic Council is to provide
a forum for presentation and dis-
cussion of problems of community
interest, Mrs. A. Joyce Baird, new
president of the council, points out.
A statement by the council pres-
ident notes that it is a deliberative
body of elected representatives, and
that how well it represents the people
of the community depends entirely
upon the interest and participation
of the members of the council and
the community as a whole.
In the coming year, Mrs. Baird
feels, it is probable that events will
occur and there will be crucial deci-
sions made that will be of vital and

lene Ashby; Civil Affairs, Edmund
R. MacVittie; Health and Welfare,
Ernest Van Horn; Supply ana Com-
munity Services, Richard F. Daniel;
Publicity, Mrs. Sara Rowley; General,
Richard Chesson.
"Complaints, suggestions for im-
provements and requests for the in-
tervention of the Council in most
matters," Mrs. Baird said, "should
be submitted to the appropriate com-
mittee for preliminary work in pre-
paration for Council action. Such
preliminary work should include in-
vestigation, interviews with persons
concerned, and recommendations for
Council action.
"The committee chairman is

immediate concern to all residents. authorized to interview any person
Routine business of the council, concerned with the business of his

she explains, is handled by its six
standing committees, to organize and
expedite work of the council.
These committees, and their chair-
men, are: Policy Liaison, Mrs. Dar-

Drive Inn Patrons

To Benefit from

Steps, Window
To eliminate the congestion that
sometimes occurs in the food prepara-
tion and pick-up area at the Drive
Inn, located in the Civil Affairs Build-
ing, and to comply with the Sanita-
tion Division rule that non-food-
handlers are not to be permitted in
food preparation areas, a new set of
steps leading to a pass-out window
has been installed at this popular
food site.
For those who call in an order 'to
take home (Telephone Balboa 3313),
those who are afoot, or those who do
not wish car service, orders may be
placed or food picked up at the new
window. A bell has been installed
there to alert the attendants to a
customer's presence.
With the opening of the new
service window, patrons will no
longer be permitted to enter the
kitchen area of the Drive Inn. Those
not desiring take-out service, of
course, will be accommodated in the
Civil Affairs Lunchroom, with en-
trance through the main door of the
Civil Affairs Building.
This lunchroom is open from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Monday through Fridays.
With the installation of food and
beverage vending machines in the
lunchroom within the near future,
however, the operating hours will be
extended to offer greater patron

particular committee and to meet
monthly with the respective bureau
chief to which his committee corre-
sponds. The committees' monthly
report should include resolutions
covering all recommendations, so
that no motion is necessary except
to adopt the resolution.
"Each committee will consist of a
chairman and two or three members
of the Council and every member of
the Council will be asked to serve
on at least one committee.
"The interest and cooperation of
the Council membership is important,
not only to the Council itself, but to
the community as a whole. For the
civic councils provide the only
means of democratic action available
to all residents in the Canal Zone.
And the principles of democratic
government are important, not only
at home, but here in the Canal Zone
and in the world community. For
they are the basis of friendship,
courtesy, and respect among peoples
and among nations."

Dry Season

Early Again
For the second straight year, the
Isthmus has chalked up an unusually
early start for the dry season.
Last year the date was Novem-
ber 23. This year, officially, it was
December 2.
This is the first time since the
formation of Gatun Lake in 1913 that
such early starting dates have been
listed in two consecutive years. And,
except for last year, not since 1936
had a dry season started earlier.
Meteorological and Hydrographic
Branch records show the earliest
time for the start of the dry season
was in mid-November in 1926.

Some details of the Panama Canal Learnership Program are explained by
John M. McTaggart, employee development officer and program coordinator
following a talk on the Learnership Program before approximately 70 seniors
at Rainbow City High School. The Learnership Program is designed to train
and develop young men for semi-skilled positions. It is being conducted by
Daniel J. Paolucci, Deputy Personnel Director (Staff) through the Employee
Utilization and Development Staff. At left is Lloyd Murphy, acting chief,
Employee Utilization and Development Staff.


-, -'

A-paddling off to school they go, paddling their little open dugouts to and fro. Children of the Gatun Lake com-
munities once again are able to attend the schools at Mendoza and La Laguna for the days of isolation of the
lake communities are over.

(Continued from p. 1)
against elodea, water hyacinth, and
When there seemed to be no hope
for over 200 families along the shores
of the lake inlets, several heads of
families got together and wrote a
letter to Governor Fleming, asking
for help because elodea was about to
"strangle" them all.
A few days after the letter was
sent, the Panamanian farmers along
Gatun Lake were visited by Dredging
Division water weed control experts
and Panama Canal Information Office
personnel who informed the residents
that help was near. Meetings were
called in the school buildings. Fam-
ilies living in the remote areas were
visited and advised not to use the
water for 2 or 3 days at a time while
the Dredging Division worked to
open the channels.
Some 5,800 pounds of copper sul-
phate was used in several applica-
tions. The composition settled in the
mud, killing many tons of weeds.
After a few days, the masses of brown
plants sank to the bottom, leaving a
beautiful clear channel 100 feet wide
connecting Laguna with Pueblo
Nuevo and Calabacito.
Now the school children have re-
turned to the only two schools in the
area, at Mendoza and at La Laguna,
paddling their little open dugouts to
and fro.
Gregoria P6rez, 33 years old and
mother of 10 children, is proud of
her thatched storeroom where stacks
of yucca, sacks of rice, and boxes of
tomatoes are ready for shipment on
the lake boat to Gatun.
AndrBs G6mez of Pueblo Nuevo
has started in the cattle business with
30 head, but top cattle man in the
area is Pedro Serrano with 200
animals in his fine pastures.
As long as the copper solution is
in the bottom of the channel, the
waters will remain clear-for maybe
as long as a year. But right now the
people of the Gatun Lake area are
happy because their water "road"
is clear.

Disappearing Pier

Quake Aftermath
A new ship pier built at Valdez,
Alaska, to replace one destroyed by
the earthquake last March disappears
at high tide.
The glacial plain on which Valdez
is situated has been settling gradually
since the earthquake. The disappear-
ance of the 20- by 200-foot dock at
high tide was noted by the Captain
of an Alaska Steamship Co. freighter.
He reported that on a recent trip
he arrived about 9 a.m., and the dock
disappeared shortly after. It showed
up again about 2:45 that afternoon,
so they blew the ship's whistle and
"everybody came back to work."

Former PanCanal Ferry

Helping Chile's Economy

A former Panama Canal ferryboat
is providing an economic transfusion
to .the Chilean island of Chiloe,
through the efforts of the Alliance
for Progress.
Chiloe, in its isolation from the
mainland, needed a reliable link with
the rest of Chile to carry out a gov-
ernment plan for extensive develop-
ment of the island. The recent
inaugural trip of the ferryboat, now
named the Alonso de Ercilla, pro-
vided the tie.
When the ferryboat operated in
Canal waters, it was named the Pre-
sidente Porras. It was sold to the
U.S. Operation Mission in Chile on
May 3, 1961.
Ministers of State, regional author-
ities and a big crowd of spectators
gathered to witness the inaugural
trip between Pargua and Chacao.
Serving this area at the southern tip
of Chile, the ferryboat will carry
agricultural products to the central
markets on the mainland. And it will

Christmas Tree

"Collecting" Fine

... Within Limits

Today's Christmas tree, resplen-
dent with lights and decorations,
becomes a collector's item almost as
soon as the Christmas sun goes down.
Canal Zone householders are kept
busy answering doorbells rung by
small fry and their bigger brothers
and sisters, all with the same objec-
tive: To obtain Christmas trees for
the annual Christmas tree burning.
So far, well, and good. But in past
years there's been a rash of Christ-
mas tree thefts and that's where the
Canal Zone Police enter the picture.
When a report or complaint comes
to a police station that someone is
stealing someone else's Christmas
tree or trees, the police investigate.
Moreover, the Canal Zone Police
point out, taking the property of
another, even if it is a Christmas tree,
comes under the heading of larceny.
And when a Christmas tree or trees
are taken from a storeroom or maid's
room, it's the same as taking any
other property and becomes burglary.
The Canal Zone Civic Councils, in
cooperation with the police, are
asking parents to impress on children
the serious implications in over-
enthusiastic "collecting" of trees,
especially when the trees are the
property of another.
Older boys and girls have been
reported in the past for forcibly
taking trees away from younger
children, often injuring them-with
resultant reports by irate parents to
the police.

help develop tourism, for the island
is a natural beauty spot.
John Robinson, director of the
United States Economic Mission,
said the ferryboat represents the type
of concrete effort carried out by the
Alliance for Progress. The program
for developing the island involves the
Chilean Ministries of Economics,
Public Works, Agriculture, Educa-
tion and the Corporations of Devel-
opment, Housing and the Agrarian
Reform, all supported by the Alliance
for Progress. The island will soon
become a cattle raising area and will
export lumber, according to the plan.

Pacific Softball

League Opener

Slated for Jan. 4
The Pacific Softball League 1965
season will open with a game sched-
uled for 4:50 p.m. Monday, Jan-
uary 4. The opener will be between
Bill Nickisher's 1964 champions,
Philips Radio and the newest team in
the League, Charlie Brown's Carta
Vieja nine. The Pacific Softball
League Park has been completely
rehabilitated and is enclosed with a
concrete-block fence.
Games will be played Mondays
through Fridays at 4:50 p.m.
At the opening game Viceroy cig-
arettes will be given to fans and
players by the Viceroy cigarettes rep-
resentatives and Avianca Airlines is
donating two overnight bags to the
first player to hit a home run in the
1965 Season. Many prizes are being
offered to players who hit home runs
during the season by the many spon-
sors that have put advertisements on
the park wall.
The League is composed of five
teams: Abernathy, S.A., managed by
Bill Do La Mater; Atlas Beer, man-
aged by Ed McCarther; Carta Vieja,
managed by Charlie Brown; Philips
Radio, managed by Bill Nickisher,
and White Horse, managed by
George McArthur. There are many
excellent pitchers on the teams this
year, Robertson and Velasquez of
Abernathy, Llewelyn and Wood of
Atlas Beer, Lacey and Muller of
Carta Vieja, Brown and Lane of
Philips Radio, and Rogus of White

(Continued from p. 1)
within the Canal Zone is illegal, inci-
dentally, and an offender can be fined
up to $100, or imprisoned up to 30
days-or both. The Division of Sanita-
tion thus will welcome any informa-
tion in regard to "human hazards"
observed near manatee areas.

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Vol. III, No. 27 50 Aios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Jueves 24 de Diciembre de 1964

aun tttensaie bel O@obernabor
El intercambio de saludos es una de las mds gratas tradiciones de
la Navidad. Y, de ser possible, me habria gustado saludar a cada uno
de los miembros de la organizacidn del Canal de Panamd y, al mismo
tiempo, agradecerles sus actividades durante este aio del Cincuente-
nario del Canal. Mi esposa y yo les deseamos, para istas y futuras
Navidades, un cimulo de dichas, y tambien el mejor Aiio Nuevo
de sus vidas.
En nombre de la organizacidn del Canal de Panamd y en el mio
propio, quiero extender los mds edlidos saludos de Pascuas a nuestros
vecinos de la Repiblica de Panamd, a los empleados de las Fuerzas
Armadas y de las otras agencies en la Zona del Canal, a nuestros
jubilados y a todos nuestros amigos y clients de todo el mundo.
En nombre de la poblacidn civil de la Zona del Canal, quiero
expresar en particular nuestro caluroso aprecio y nuestros mejores
deseos a los miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas, en la Zona del Canal
quienes, por razones de su deber, se hallan separados de sus families
durante estas festividades.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal.



Moradores dan Gracias

Al Gobernador Fleming

Los dias de incomunicaci6n de las
comunidades del Lago Gat6n son
cosas del pasado. Las lanchas del
lago estAn cargando arroz y products
agricolas. Los nifios estAn nuevamente
remando en sus pequefias pangas para
ir a la escuela.
Todo se debe a que el Canal de
PanamA atendi6 a una solicitud de
ayuda de los agricultores panameiios
que resident en esa Area, y vino en su
ayuda en la batalla contra la rApida
propagaci6n de la maleza submarine.
Esta maleza crece en el fondo del
lago hacia la superficie y amenazaba
con obstruir las rutas de comunica-
ci6n de las pequefias comunidades
del lago.
Representantes de cinco comuni-
dades del Lago Gat6n han expresado
p6blicamente su agradecimiento al
Gobernador Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
Ellos dijeron que "Si no hubi6ramos
contado con esta gran ayuda y el
deseo de ayudar a los agricultores
panamefios, nuestros problems de
hoy no tendrian todavia soluci6n."
Durante muchos afios los morado-
res de los poblados del lago de Pueblo
Nuevo, Mendoza, El Alto del Jobo,
Calabacito y Laguna, han luchado
contra la hierba "elodea," el jacinto
acuAtico y la maleza.
Cuando parecia que no habria es-
peranza para mAs de 200 families a lo
largo de las riberas de los estuarios
del lago, various jefes de familiar se
reunieron y escribieron una carta al
Gobernador Fleming pidi6ndole ayu-

da porque la elodea estaba a punto
de "estrangularlos" a todos.
Pocos dias despu6s de haber sido
enviada la carta, los agricultores pa-
namefios a lo largo del Lago Gatin
fueron visitados por experts en el
control de maleza acuAtica de la Di-
visi6n de Dragas y por personal de
la Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal
de Panama, quienes informaron a los
residents que la ayuda estaba cer-
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Lo Nunca Visto en

Boleta de Trdnsito
IBueno, ya esto si que es el cop6n!
El espiritu navidefio nos hace real-
mente propensos a la bondad y si no,
fijese usted en lo que esta pasando
con las boletas de citaci6n por vio-
laciones (intrascendentes) de los re-
glamentos de transit en la Zona del
Canal. iSi son tarjetas de Pas-
cuas! . .
ISi, como lo estAn oyendol . .
Los comandantes de la Policia de
Balboa y de Crist6bal-para las in-
fracciones de menor cuantia han or-
denado colocar un alegre recorddris
de sabor navidefio, en vez de las
Asperas citaciones o admoniciones.
Pero esta prActica cesarA exacta-
mente a las 6 de la mariana del 19
de enero.
La tarjetita estA encabezada asi:
"Querido Conductor:" y tiene espa-
cio para el tipo de infracci6n y luego
viene el mensaje: "No registraremos
esta infracci6n. Es nuestra manera
de desearle felices y seguras celebra-
ciones de Navidad y Afio Nuevo. La
Policia de la Zona del Canal."

de la seca .

Afio con afio las comunidades latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal se visten de gala para conmemorar la nati-
vidad de Nuestro Sefior Jesucristo. Los vecinos adornan, en la traditional forma festival, sus hogares-tanto en su
interior cuanto en la parte externa. De noche, las poblaciones toman un aspect realmente navidefio como puede
apreciarse en las dos grificas que ofrecemos, de Paraiso una y de Pedro Miguel la otra.



Si los manaties celebraran asam-
bleas, el Rio Chagres les serviria de
scenario. Dos nuevas "vacas acuA-
ticas" han ido a unirse a las que ya
residian desde hace algin tiempo en
la "Laguna de los Manaties."
La Division de Sanidad abriga la
confianza de que los dos recien lle-
gados (procedentes del Rio Chan-
guinola) tengan buen apetito, a fin
de que den buena cuenta de la vege-
taci6n submarine, en cuyo caso serAn
huespedes del Canal por largo tiempo.
(En ese caso los 6nicos perjudicados
serian los mosquitos.)
Los manaties tienen la misi6n de
devorar la abundant vegetaci6n
acuatica cuyas raices sirven de cria-
dero a las larvas del mosquito "Man-
sonia," que prevalece especialmente
alrededor de Gamboa.
Los insecticides carecen de efecti-
vidad en esos criaderos sumersos, de
modo que se confia en que los mana-
ties consuman las plants que les
sirven de nido.
Los cuatro manaties estAn confi-
nados a la laguna citada, donde se
puede observer su efectividad en el
oficio que se les ha sido asignado.
Otros cinco andan por el Rio Cha-
gres y se confia en que est6n dedi-
cados a id6ntica labor vegetarian.
Los dos manaties reci6n legados
vinieron por avi6n C-47 del 6059 Es-
cuadr6n de Combate Arreo, unidad
que ya ha realizado cuatro vuelos
"porta-manaties," en ayuda a la
organizaci6n canalera.
Uno de los manaties es hembra y
se cree que est6 en estado grivido.

Ambos bichos miden 10 pies y pesan
como 800 libras. Hay dos hembras
mAs en el rebafio de nueve, pero
como les Ileva un afio el parir el
aumento de poblaci6n seria lento.
Uno de los manaties vino del Peri.
Un cazador de manaties fue contra-
tado en Col6n para entregar 10, de
los cuales ya ha capturado 8. El
contrato se hizo en octubre de 1963
pero no tiene fecha de vencimiento,
ya que no es empresa fAcil hacerse

Y: ,

de una de estas vacas acuaticas.
Mamifero d6cil y lerdo, el manati
tiene, para las autoridades de salu-
bridad del Canal de PanamA, la virtud
de su devastador apetito. Eso se es-
pera que sea efectivo en reducir la
vegetaci6n acudtica que sirve de cria-
dero de mosquitos, sin que ello sig-
nifique que no se empleen otros
medios de eliminar a los molestosos
(Continuza en la pdgina 4)

a la meca .



Diciembre 24, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

La Sra. Beatrice Lillian Douglas es la Encargada del Dinero en Efectivo en el Centro de Servicios Comunales de
Balboa, en la oficina del gerente. Lleva ya 25 aiios al servicio de la organizaoi6n del Canal de Panami, todos
ellos con la Divisi6n de Abastos de la Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios Comunales. En Balboa lleva ya 14 afios
de servicios, habiendo prestado 1 afio en Anc6n, 5 en Red Tank, 3 en Cocoli y 2 en Diablo. Ha recibido ya
insignias por 5, 10 y 20 afios de servicio con la organizaci6n del Canal. Su trabajo consiste en verificar las cuentas
en efectivo para varias unidades, recibir pagos de cuentas y supervigilar a los cajeros. La Sra. Douglas tiene 4 hijos,
Raymond, Harold, Huie e Irene, todos los cuales estAn residiendo en los Estados Unidos. Curs6 studios secun-
darios en Kingston, Jamaica. Naci6 en PanamA y reside en el Parque Lefevre, PanamA. Su principal pasatiempo
es la costura.

Las Oficinas de Correos de la Zona del Canal puede que permanezcan
abiertas mAs tarde que lo acostumbrado en el dia de hoy, si llega a tiempo
para su distribuci6n a las oficinas de correos un esperado cargamento
de paquetes que estA demorado.
La Division de Correos harA todos los esfuerzos posibles para entregar
estos paquetes demorados a las oficinas de correos. Se aconseja al pdblico
verificar en las oficinas de correos, donde se anunciarAn las posibles
horas extras.

24-Nochebuena. Celebraci6n de diversas ceremonies tipicas que
se observan .en visperas de Navidad, tanto en pauses de
origen hispano cuanto en los n6rdicos. Peregrinaje p6blico
a los templos y por calls de la ciudad para admirar los
pintorescos "Nacimientos." (Escenas biblicas de Bel6n y
del Santo Pesebre.) Algunas Areas residenciales adornan
sus calls, plazas y jardines 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 templos 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.)
31-Visperas de Afio Nuevo. Festejado con bailes que se extien-
den pasada la medianoche en todos los clubes sociales
y hotels. A medianoche estalla un general sonar de las
bocinas de cuanto carro transit por las calls, dando
la bienvenida al Nuevo Afio.

Luis Eduardo Mastellari es un nuevo
vendedor en el Centro de Servicios
Comunales de Balboa, que por cierto
ha estado muy active en estos dias
de. compras de Navidad. AdemAs de
vendedor, desempefia las funciones de
dajero, como puede verse en la foto-
grafia. Antes de ingresar a la organi-
zaci6n del Canal de PanamA, Maste-
llari trabaj6 como vendedor en Inver-
siones PanamA-Florida. Naci6 en Pa-
nami, donde reside, y es soltero.
Curs6 studios en el Colegio La Salle,
en PanamA, en la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa; en la Universidad de
Miami y actualmente estudia en la
Universidad de Panama. Sus pasa-
tiempos son la caza y la pesca.

$5 y un Necessaire

Fueron Encontrados

Alguien perdi6 a bordo del Cristd-
bal un necessaire que contiene-ade-
mis de otras cosas-un billete de $5.
Ambos articulos han sido encontrados
y estAn a disposici6n de su duefio en
la Division de Transporte Maritimo
en Crist6bal.
La persona que perdi6 esos articu-
los puede ponerse en comunicaci6n
con el despacho arriba citado lla-
mando al tel6fono 3-1674 o al 3-1658;
naturalmente que debe identificar los
objetos que contiene el necessaire
para comprobar ser el duefio.

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 expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oflcina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.


11:30- Documental
12:00-Peleas que hicieron historic
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00- Cine en su casa
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
5:00-Carnaval de Cartones
5:30-Teatro Dominical
7:00-Intriga en Hawaii
8:00-El Especticulo Mas Grande
del Mundo
9:00 -Teleteatro


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-El Nifio del Circo
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00- El Detective Millonario
9:00- Foro de Opini6n


ll: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-E1 Abogado Audaz


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


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Fabricante de Noticias
12:45- Noticias
1:00- Show 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 Roblan
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-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Carnaval de Cartones
6:30- Noticias
7:00-Capitin Marte y XL-5
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido


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--Reprise: San Martin de Porres
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30-Desde el Hip6dromo
5:30-La Comedia Silente
6:00- Disneylandia
8:00- Espionaje
9:00-Ruta 66
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Yo quiero a Lucy
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30- La Ley del Rev6lver
7:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Intocables
10:30-Teatro Frances
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Cindido P6rez
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15--Novela Semanal
4:00- Documental
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-El Pijaro Loco
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
10:30-La Cuerda Floja
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Randall el Justiciero
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30--La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Programa Especial
7:00- Noticias
7:30-E1 Precio Exacto
8:00-C6micos y Canciones
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30-Cita con la Muerte
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y 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-El Paso al Nor-Oeste
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
10:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Viendo a Biondi
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
7:30--Show de Van Dyke
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-E1 Santo
10:30-E1 Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev6lver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-De Interns Para Usted
1:30-Los Expertos Contestan
2:00-Reprise: Novela de las 5
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Programa Especial
7:00- Noticias
7:30- La Tremenda dorte
8:00-Perry Mason
9:00-Las Enfermeras
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo


Viernes 25-- NO SHOW The Lion and Owl Show 10 p.m. Only
Take Her, She's Mine City Of Shadows

SAbado. 26k The Lion and NO SHOW Children Of The Damned
Take Her She's Mine
Domingo 27_- Move Over, Darling The Story Of David The Long Ships

Lunes 28_-- Move Over, Darling Night Of The Blood Beast and The Long Ships
Brute Force

Martes 29--_ NO SHOW Alone Against Rome Of Love And Desire

Mircoles 30 Night Of The Blood Beast and Manhunt In The Jungle NO SHOW
Brute Force
Jueves 31_-- Alone Against Rome NO SHOW Sword Of Venus and Konga

V 1 NO S W Any Number Can Win and Owl Show 10 p.m. Only
Viees 1 NO SHOWThe Last Time I Saw Archie Phantom Of The Rue Morgue
i~rcoes 3-- Bute Frce anhut In The junglei

Pagina 2

En Su Pantalla___


El martes 15 del corriente fue
inaugurado el campeonato in-
tercolegial de beisbol de las Es-
cuelas Latinoamericanas de la
Zona del Canal en el Parque de
Beisbol de Paraiso.

Correspondi6 lanzar la pri-
mera bola al Dr. Charles Lati-
mer, Segundo Superintendente
de la Divisi6n de Escuelas de
la Zona del Canal, y como ba-
teador de honor actu6 el Sr.
Alfred E. Osborne, Superinten-
dente Avudante de las Escuelas

En el partido de beisbol, en
el cual el Dr. Latimer lanz6 la
primera bola, el equipo del Se-
gundo Ciclo de la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City

derrot6 fAcilmente al de Paraiso
con anotaci6n de 16 carreras
por 4.
El Segundo Ciclo de la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Rainbow
City triunf6 tambi6n en el soft-
ball femenino, al batir a Paraiso
por 8 carreras a 3.
Existe much entusiasmo este
afio por este torneo y se han
acondicionado campos de jue-
gos auxiliares en Paraiso y Rain-
bow City para la celebraci6n
de los partidos y las prActicas.
El alumbrado y la valla del
campo de Mount Hope han sido
ya instalados y en el mes de
enero pr6ximo se llevarA a cabo
la reapertura de este antiguo
parque de pelota.

~Svr, V*

Con las novenas de las Escuelas Secundarias de Rainbow City y Paraiso detrAs de 61, lanz6 la primer bola el
Dr. Charles Latimer, Decano de la Universidad de la Zona del Canal, en la inauguraci6n del torneo intercolegial
de beisbol de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal, el martes 15 del corriente en Paraiso.

La novena del Segundo Ciclo de la Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City
propin6 una aplastante derrota al conjunto de Paraiso durante la inaugura-
ci6n del torneo intercolegial de beisbol de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas
de la Zona del Canal el martes 15 del corriente en el Parque de Beisbol de
Paraiso. La paliza propinada por Rainbow a Paraiso fue de 16 a 4.

En el partido de softball entire los equipos del Segundo Ciclo de las Escuelas
Secundarias de Paraiso y Rainbow City el martes 15 del corriente en el
Parque de Beisbol de Paraiso, triunf6 el conjunto de Rainbow City con
8 carreras a 3. Aqui puede verse una jugada en primer.

El Dr. Charles Latimer, al centro, Segundo Superintendente de la Divisi6n
de Escuelas de la Zona del Canal, examine la bola que le entrega el Profesor
Oscar Suman Carrillo, Jefe de Educaci6n Fisica de las Escuelas Latinoame-
ricanas de la Zona del Canal, durante la inauguraci6n del torneo intercole-
gial de beisbol en la noche del martes 15 del corriente en el Parque de
Beisbol de Paraiso. A la izquierda estA el Sr. Alfred E. Osborne, Superinten-
dente Ayudante de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas.

El Sr. Alfred E. Osborne, Superintendente Ayudante de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal, fue
el bateador de honor en la apertura del torneo intercolegial de beisbol de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas en el
Parque de Beisbol de Paraiso.

Diciembre 24, 1964


Pagina 3

Diciembre 24, 1964


Introduced V

"Drive Inn" c
Para eliminar la aglomeraci6n que al
de alimentos y en el Area de servicio d
de Asuntos Civiles, y para cumplir col
de que no se permit en Areas de prel
no autorizadas, se han instalado nuevas
en este popular sitio.
Para aquellos que Ilaman para llevars
3313), los que Ilegan a pie o los que ni
6rdenes pueden ser colocadas o recogic
lado una campana para llamar la atenc
de los clients.
Con la apertura de la nueva ventai
clients entrar al Area de la cocina del
alli mismo, serAn acomodados en el
Asuntos Civiles.
Este sitio estA abierto de 9 a.m. a
instalaci6n de mAquinas automAticas d
almuerzo en un future cercano, las I
para ofrecer mayores comodidades al

Empleados que fueron ascendidos
o trasladados entire el 5 de noviembre
y el 5 de diciembre. Ascensos dentro
del mismo grado o reclasificaciones,
no aparecen.
Helen A. Adams, Oficinista-Esten6-
grafa a Secretaria, Esten6grafa.
Division de Escuelas
Marcia L. de Sobenis, Oficinista-Me-
can6grafa a Oficinista-Esten6grafa.
Division de Aduana
Albert E. Greene, Inspector de Adua-
na a Jefe Inspector de Aduana
Division de Policia
Jimmy R. Adams, Policia Raso a
Claire L. Amato, Oficinista-Mecan6-
grafa, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento,
a Oficinista-Esten6grafa.
Division de Electricidad
Carroll B. Robertson, Jefe Operario
de Planta Generadora a Aprendiz
de Ingeniero E16ctrico (Egresado
Burton J. Deveau, MecAnico Tornero,
Division de Ferrocarril, a Inge-
niero MecAnico de Turno.
Harold L. Fairclough, Ayudante
Electricista a Oficinista.
Division de Ingenieria
Armand D. George, Aseador a Auxi-
liar de Topografia.
Division de Dragas
Samuel M. Grazette, Carpintero a
Capataz Carpintero.
Narciso G6mez P., Botero a Marinero
(Lancha Motora).
Division de Mantenimiento
Kenneth W. Bryan, Soldador a Capa-
taz Montador de Estructuras de
Harold G. Jack, Mozo de Oficio, Di-
visi6n de Abastos, a Almacenero.
Division de Medicina Veterinaria
Jos6 L. Chamizo, Obrero (Trabajos
Pesados-Erradicaci6n de Plagas),
Division de Sanidad, a Cuidador de
Hospital Gorgas
Mildred D. Frensley, Ayudante,
Abastos MBdicos Generales, a Sub-
jefe Funcionario de Abastos M6di-
cos Generales.
Carol J. Greer, Ileen S. Lewis, Brid-
get M. Bullard, Enfermeras a En-
fermeras (Medicina General y
Cecyl N. Nelson, Mozo de Oficios
(Hospital) a Oficinista de Abastos.
Suzanne M. Hele, Oficinista-Mecan6-
grafa a T.cnica de Contabilidad.
Secci6n de Planillas y
Contabilidad Mecanica
Richard J. Gayer, Subjefe Ayudante
Contador (MAquinas de Contabili-
dad) a Jefe de Programa de Equipo
El6ctrico de Contabilidad.
F6lix C. Louis, Jefe Operario de
Equipo de Contaduria a Jefe de
Equipo El6ctrico de Contabilidad.
Edmond F. Johnson, Dalis L. Quiroz,
Jonathan C. Scales, Operarios de
Equipo de Contaduria a Operarios
de Equipo Elctrico de Contabili-
Benjamin A. Herrera, Alfred R.
Evans, Operarios de Equipo de
Oficina, a Operarios de Equipo de
Division Industrial
Martin E. White, Capataz Encargado
de Gancho de Grna a Aparejador.

ejoras en

le Albrook
[gunas veces ocurre en la preparaci6n
el "Drive Inn" situado en el Edificio
n la regla de la Divisi6n de Sanidad
paraci6n de alimentos a las personas
escaleras hacia la ventana de servicio

e una orden a la casa (telefono Balboa
o desean servicio en el autom6vil, las
das en la nueva ventana. Se ha insta-
ii6n a los encargados de la presencia

na de servicio no se permitirA a los
"Drive Inn." Los que deseen comer
lugar de almuerzo del Edificio de

3 p.m. de lunes a viernes. Con la
e alimentos y bebidas en el lugar de
loras de operaci6n serAn extendidas

Division de Esclusas
William J. Kuntz, Operario de Esclu-
sas (Electricista) a Capataz Ope-
rario de Esclusas (Electricista).
Division de Navegaci6n
Earl A. Sayre, Joseph H. Thomas,
Practicos del Canal (A Prueba), a
PrActicos del Canal.
Sam T. Anderson, PrActico del Canal
(Aprendiz), a PrActico del Canal
(A Prueba).
Thomas W. Carter, Ayudante Con-
trolador de TrAfico Maritimo a
Controlador de TrAfico Maritimo.
Division de Servicios Comunales
G. Clair Lawrence, Conductor de
Autom6viles (Especial), Transpor-
te a Motor, a Capataz General
Pascual Garc6s, Obrero a Recolector
de Basura.
Division de Abastos
Angela M. AzcArraga, Oficinista-
Esten6grafa a Jefe, Unidad de
Mecanografia y Estenografia, Ofi-
cina del Gerente General.
Evelyn A. Hinds, Capataz Camicero
(Venta de Carnes) a Primer Capa-
taz Carnicero.
Carlton Dawkins, Almacenero a En-
cargado de Existencias.
Genarina S. de Torres, Moza de Ofi-
cio a Encargada de Anaqueles,
Secci6n de Comestibles.
Jaime Escobar, Ricardo Camer6n,
Isabel B. Blandford, Mozos de Ofi-
cio a Trabajadores, Secci6n de
Henry H. Phillips, Mozo de Oficio a
Harold R. Agod6n, Mozo de Oficio
a Empaquetador de Cames.
Division de Terminales
John K. Brayton, Superintendente
Estibador (Barcos) a Jefe Capataz
Estibador (Barcos).
Domingo Cedefio R., Estibador a Ca-
pataz Estibador (Barcos).
Victor A. SAnchez, Estibador a Ope-
rario de Montacargas.
George E. Barrow, Granville O. Pon-
der, Yerska E. Eastman, Alaric
Wallace, Victor Macea, Capataces
Estibadores (Muelles) a Operarios
de Grfa Automotriz.
Adal S. Dawes, Obrero (Trabajos
Pesados-Erradicaci6n de Plagas),
Division de Sanidad, a Estibador.
Benjamin F. Boyd, Everald M.
Brown, Marcadores de Carga a
Rafael E. Lara, Obrero (Manteni-
miento de Vias F6rreas), Divisi6n
de Ferrocarril, a Estibador.
Jack M. Ruoff, Especialista de Ope-
raciones de Transporte, Direcci6n
de Transportes y Terminales, Ofi-
cina del Director.
Robin L. Comer, T6cnico de Conta-
bilidad, Direcci6n de Transportes
y Terminales.
Lew C. Hilzinger, Superintendente
del Departamento de Finanzas,
Division de Correos.
Louise R. Hunt, Escrutadora de
Comprobantes, Contraloria.
Raymond W. Matson, Oficinista,
Secci6n de N6minas, Contraloria.
Roger C. McGough, Ayudante de
Servicios Administrativos, Divisi6n
de Esclusas.
Sydney F. Stevenson, Ayudante Ar-
queador, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n.
Gorham E. Wakefield, Sefialero, Di-
visi6n de Navegaci6n.
Public A. VAsquez, Dibujante de In-
genieria General, Divisi6n Indus-
Hedwig ChAvez, Oficinista-Mecan6-
grafo, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n.
Ann E. Kongfang, Oficinista-Meca-
n6grafa, Hospital de Coco Solo.
Zetta S. McCalla, Ayudante Dental
(Restauraciones), Hospital de Coco



La Asociaci6n de Padres de
Miembros de la Banda de Rain-
bow City auspiciard un sun-
tuoso Tea Party en el gimnasio
de esa localidad el domingo 3
de enero a las 4 de la tarde.
El objeto de este T9 de Aiio
Nuevo serd el recabar fondos
para provecho de la citada Ban-
da de m6sica de la escuela se-
cundaria. Se ha peparado un
alegre program de misica ins-
trumental y canciones para ame-
nizar el acto.
Los boletos pueden obtenerse
acudiendo a cualquier miembro
de la organizaci6n.

La Estaci6n Seca Madruga
Por segunda vez consecutive la
estaci6n seca llega al Istino tempra-
namente. El afio pasado se inici6 el
23 de noviembre y este afio ha
empezado el 2 de diciembre.
Esta es la primera vez que esto
acontece desde que se form el Lago
Gatiun en 1913, es decir, la primera
vez que la estaci6n seca se inicia tan
temprano en dos afios seguidos. Y, a
excepci6n de 1936, nunca antes habia
empezado en 6poca tan avanzada la
estaci6n seca como el afio pasado.
Los archives del Ramo de Meteoro-
logia e Hidrografia sefialan que en
1926 el verano empez6 mAs tem-
prano, produci6ndose eso a mediados
de noviembre.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
La caza o dar muerte a los mana-
ties dentro de la Zona del Canal es
illegal, incidentalmente, y un trans-
gresor puede ser multado hasta con
$100 o arrestado hasta por 30 dias-
o ambas penas. La Divisi6n de Sani-
dad agredecerA cualquier informa-
ci6n relacionada con "peligros huma-
nos" observados cerca de las areas
de los manaties.

Acceso Lacustre
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
cana. Se celebraron reuniones en la
escuela. Las families residents en
areas lejanas fueron visitadas y acon-
sejadas de no usar el agua por 2 o 3
dias a la vez, mientras la Divisi6n
de Dragas trabajaba para abrir los
Unas 5,800 libras de sulfato de
cobre fueron usadas en varias apli-
caciones. La composici6n se asent6
en el lodo, matando muchas tonela-
das de maleza. Despues de pocos dias,
el mont6n de plants se hundi6 en el
fondo, dejando abierto un canal de
100 pies de ancho uniendo Laguna
con Pueblo Nuevo y Calabacito.
Ahora los estudiantes han regre-
sado a las dos 6nicas escuelas en el
Area, en Mendoza y La Laguna,
remando sus pequefias pangas.
Gregoria P6rez, de 33 afios de edad
y madre de 10 nifios, estA orgullosa
de su dep6sito de paja, en el cual

. i


A Todo Chancho Gordo

Le Llega su San Martin

Ese espl6ndido arbolito de Navi-
dad que hoy nos regala con la poli-
croma alegria de sus lucecillas y de
sus adornos, el tintineo de sus cam-
panillas y el resplandor de su nieve
artificial, maiiana pasarA a ser codi-
ciado avivador de hogueras en el
La chiquilleria gozosa ira en cara-
vana, de casa en casa, presionando
el timbre de la puerta para pedir que
se le regale el ya initil arbolito de
la Navidad tan recien pasada. Des-
pojado de sus adornos, de sus luces,
de la inquietante promesa de alegria
encerrada en los regalos regados a su
pie, el arbolito ya ha perdido'tambi6n
su lozania y frescura; luce algo reseco,
como encogido ante el pavor de la
proximidad de las voraces llamas
que han de consumirlo.
Porque de consumirlo han y para
eso acude la alegre y retozona chi-
quilleria, empefiada en recoger los
mAs arbolitos posibles para alimentar
su gran hoguera.
Al calor de la fogata, entire el chis-
pear flamigero, los nifios gritan y rien,
celebrando la incineraci6n del otrora

rimeros de yuca, sacos de arroz y
cajas de tomatoes estAn listas para
embarcar en la lancha del lago hacia
Andris G6mez, de Pueblo Nuevo,
ha iniciado el negocio ganadero con
30 cabezas, pero el principal gana-
dero en el Area es Pedro Serrano con
200 animals en sus magnificos
Mientras la soluci6n de cobre per-
manezca en el fondo del canal, las
aguas permanecerAn limpias-quizAs
hasta por un afio. Pero ahora mismo
la gente del Area del Lago Gatun
estA feliz porque su "camino" de
agua esta despejado.

tan apreciado arbolito de Navidad.
Todo eso estA bien pero . pero
en pasadas ocasiones algunos se han
dado a la ingrata tarea de hurtar
Arboles de Navidad y eso si que no
esta bien.
Atenta a evitar toda transgresi6n
de la ley, la Policia de la Zona' del
Canal esta presta a acudir a cual-
quier llamado sobre intent de robo
de arbolitos de Navidad, ya que el
hurto es castigado por la ley, aun
cuando solo se tratare de un viejo
arbolito, ya reseco y echado por sus
duefios en un desvAn o en la abierta
cochera. Intentar apoderarse de 61,
sin permiso del duefio, es punible
como robo que es.
Los Consejos Civicos de la Zona
del Canal, en cooperaci6n con la Po-
licia, solicitan a los padres de familiar
que aconsejen a sus niios a no in-
tentar apoderarse de la propiedad
ajena, llevados por su entusiasmo de
colectar arbolitos para su fogata.
En afos pasados tambi6n se dieron
casos de muchachotes grandes, arre-
batAndole arbolitos a los pequefios,
hasta el extreme de lastimarlos para
A divertirse, muchachos, pero
sanamente .. .


Esclusas de Miraflores _---1,789
Esclusas de Gatdn -___--- 290
Rossini ------------- 405
Las Cruces, 12 viajes _-- 990
Reina Manuelita, 2 viajes _-- 34
Total -------. -3,508

El bus escolar es una canoa: para estos chicos de poblaciones en la ribera del Lago GatAn que atienden classes en
las escuelas de Mendoza o La Laguna yendo y viniendo por la via lacustre.

Pagina 4


Si used reside en la Zona del Canal
o en ella trabaja, la ley establece que
debe de vacunarse contra la viruela
cada 3 afios. Los empleados de la
organizaci6n del Canal de Panama
reciben sus vacunas sin costo alguno,
servicio que tambi6n se presta a sus
familiares y a otras personas acredi-
tadas. La vacunaci6n se realize en
todos los seis Centros Comunales de
Salud diseminados por el Istmo. Esos
centros funcionan diariamente de
lunes a viernes en Balboa, Paraiso,
Rainbow City, Margarita, Coco Solo
y en Gatin.
Estos reglamentos sobre vacuna-
ci6n no son letra muerta ya que la
enfermedad contagiosa citada es
end6mica en el Area de Centro y
Sud AmBrica.
Durante la 6poca del Canal Fran-
c6s las muertes causadas por la vi-
ruela entire los trabajadores corrian
parejas a las causadas por la malaria
o la fiebre amarilla. Cuando los tra-
bajos de construcci6n del Canal se
iniciaron a principios del siglo, el

General Gorgas se enorgullecia de
que, debido a la vacuna, era casi
desconocida la dolencia entire los es-
tadounidenses y extranjeros emplea-
dos en las obras.
De 1904 a 1929 solo se registraron
12 casos de viruela entire residents
de la Zona del Canal. Durante ese
mismo lapso se produjeron brotes de
viruela-cada 5 o 10 afios-en las
ciudades terminales de PanamA y
Col6n. Esas epidemias se atribuyen
al influjo de extrafios llegados a esas
ciudades sin vacunar.
En un caso la epidemia se desarro-
116 como consecuencia del arribo de
un marinero que lleg6 a Col6n pade-
ciendo ya los sintomas de la viruela.
Casos de viruela se han registrado
ultimamente en Colombia que es un
pais donde los istmefios van frecuen-
temente a temporary.
Lo indicado es mantenerse inmu-
nizado mediante la vacunaci6n, pues
una vez que se desarrolla la enfer-
medad no hay tratamiento conocido
realmente efectivo.

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