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: April 23, 1965
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00507
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 PA NAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


Vol. Ill, No. 44 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, April 23, 1965



You turn the little valve here and the signals go out there. Capt. Alec Winton, master of the Caldrill I, twists one
of the control buttons on the computer console which does the thinking for the ship's automatic positioning

With This Computer at the Wheel

Skipper Knows All's on Even Keel

Capt. Alec Winton, master of the
offshore drilling and exploration
vessel Caldrill I, which visited Bal-
boa recently, isn't quite sure he likes
sharing his bridge with a computer-
but he has to admit that without it
his vessel would never be able to do
the work for which it is designed.
The computer console takes up
most of the wheelhouse of the 176-
foot converted U.S. Navy vessel and
is the brain of a complicated auto-
matic positioning equipment known
as "APE."
APE enables the vessel to hold its
position over the spot where a hole
is being drilled in the ocean floor by
the drilling equipment carried on
board the Caldrill I. It works in nearly
any depth of water, without the use

of anchors, under almost any weather
or sea conditions within which it is
possible to safely carry on drilling
Lots of Horses
It does the job with the help of
four 300 horsepower electric out-
board motors mounted on the stern
and bow of the ship. Speed and direc-
tion of each of the outboard pro-
pellers are controlled automatically
by signals from the computer.
The computer gets its signals from
the gyro compass and from a dual
transducer mounted above a constant
tension taut line from the ship to the
ocean floor.
Captain Winton says that this auto-
matic system works so well that the

Two of the 300 horsepower electric-powered outboard motors which control
the position of the vessel during drilling operations at sea, are shown on
the bow of the Caldrill I. The units are lowered into the water when the
drill rig is being used. Two other units are located at the stem.

ship is able to carry on an efficient
drilling operation with winds up to
40 knots and with waves as much as
20 feet high. If the weather gets any
worse than that, both the captain and
the computer call it a day.
En Route to Florida
Caldrill I arrived at Balboa from
California and made the Canal transit
en route to Florida, where it will
be working for La Monte Insti-
tute on scientific core drilling in the
The only vessel of its kind, the
ship is owned by Caldrill Offshore,
Inc., a California company which had
it under charter recently for oil explo-
ration work off the coasts of Wash-
ington and Oregon.
When being operated for oil in-
terests, the Caldrill has on board a
couple of geologists in addition to a
regular crew and a crew of drill rig
Samples Flown Back
Following a day of drilling for
core samples in the ocean floor, it was
usual for a helicopter to be sent out
to the vessel to take back the core
samples for analysis by company
scientists. The Caldrill I is equipped
with a heliport which can be used in
most weather.
Captain Winton didn't know
whether the Caldrill core drilling had
led to any important offshore oil dis-
coveries since, as he pointed out, the
work done from the ship is mainly
preliminary. In other words, the core
samples may tell the oil company
geologists where there may be oil if
someone wants to get serious and get
out the big rigs to drill for it.
This is another operation, however,
and the oil companies and their
geologists are not about to give away
their secrets.

Forecasts Scheduled
Weather forecasts and weather
advisories for boating will be
carried daily at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
by SCN radio starting April 26.


Canal Traffic

At New Highs

While Canal traffic reached new
highs, routine overhaul at Pedro
Miguel Locks neared completion this
week. Lock crews worked overtime to
overhaul rising stem valves and re-
place worn parts in the centerwall
culvert which are normally under
The centerwall culvert was taken
out of service April 14 following
completion of the east lane overhaul
at Pedro Miguel. Work in the center-
wall does not involve the closing of
locks lanes, so traffic has been pro-
ceeding in both lanes for the past
10 days. -
Overhaul of the Pedro Miguel
Locks in the west lane was extended
3 weeks beyond the scheduled time
because of the damage to the chamber
floor and lateral culverts. The damage
was discovered when the lane was
unwatered for overhaul late in Jan-
uary. It was necessary to replace
approximately 18,000 square feet of
floor and install reinforcement rods.
Foundations Checked
Although no damage to the floor or
culverts was found in the east lane
when it was unwatered for overhaul
in March, the lane was kept out of
service 2 weeks longer than originally
planned in order that geological in-
vestigation of the locks foundations
could be made and the floor and
culverts reinforced to prevent a recur-
rence of the type of damage in the
west lane.
Foundation examination which will
require lane outages may be sched-
uled in September and October at
Miraflores Locks and during the
course of the overhaul planned for
Gatun Locks starting January 1966.
Completion of the overhaul on the
Miraflores miter gate, removed in
January and floated to the Balboa
drydock, will be deferred until com-
pletion of the Miraflores Locks
exploratory work.

Meanwhile Canal traffic is at a
record average of 36.7 ships a day
with a total of 734 oceangoing vessels
transiting during the first 20 days of
the month of April. There have been
some delays because of locks over-
haul, but Canal crews have been
working on an around-the-clock
schedule and every effort has been
made to expedite transits.
Because of the continued drop in
the level of Gatun Lake, a further
notification on the permissible draft of
vessels arriving at the Canal for
transit has had to be issued by the
Chief of the Navigation Division.
Draft Reduction
Effective April 27, if dry season
continues, the draft will be limited to
a maximum tropical fresh water draft
of 35 feet 6 inches. It was predicted
that the level of Gatun Lake will
have dropped to 83 feet by that date.
Draft restrictions were no lower
than 36 feet during the dry season of
last year when the lake dropped only .
to 83 feet 10 inches.

Summit Gardens

Tour Scheduled
Roy Sharp, Southern District
Grounds Supervisor, has scheduled
another of the popular walking tours
of Summit Gardens for Saturday
morning-if it doesn't rain.
The tour will start near the office
and will include the more interesting
parts of the gardens. In addition to
an explanation and a history of the
plants, trees and shrubs, it will in-
clude a visit to the Summit Zoo.
More than 50 visitors turned up for
the last tour of the gardens. Hundreds
of local residents and tourists have
been attracted by the weekly walk-
ing tours, which take about 2 hours.

Exhibits To Feature

Coins of Panama
Coins of Panama will be featured i Davis, Paul Beck, and E. Stiebritz.
in numismatics exhibits in the Canal This is the first time the numis-
Zone and Panama during National matics exhibits are held on an inter-
Coin Week April 24 through May 2. national level. General chairman of
The national theme for 1965 is the national and international coin
"Goodwill Through Numismatics." week activities is Mrs. Paul H. Otis
Exhibits scheduled on the Pacific of Homewood, Ill., who chose Pan-
side are: ama coins as the 1965 theme although
April 26-27, Jewish Welfare Board she has never visited the country.
building, 7:30 to 10 p.m.; April Despite the fact that she has never
b290, 70 to 1 pa 73 0 rpi been to Panama, Mrs. Otis has pres-
29-30, Continental Hotel, 7:30 p.m. ented about 50 different displays of
to 10 p.m.; May 1-2, Diablo Service Panama coins to women's clubs in
r 6 p. t 1 Panama coins to women's clubs in
Center, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. the United States.
Exhibits on the Atlantic side are
programmed for: During the coin exhibits here, at
least one member of the coin clubs
April 24-May 1, Coco Solo Retail la o m b o the coins
April 24-May 1, Coco Solo Retail will be present to answer questions
Store, normal store hours; and April on numismatic material.
29, Cristobal Rotary Club, 12:30 to
2 p.m. Capt. Frank V. Kerley, telephone
The committee chairman for the Cristobal 1681, also will provide in-
Isthmian Numismatics Society on the formation in English or Spanish
Pacific side is C. May. Members of relative to coins, requirements for
his committee are Sgt. Clifford Car- exhibits and eligibility status for
rigan, Mrs. Jolie Pond, Dan Sanders, awards,
and Howard Tettenburn. This year, for the first time, the
T'ihe Cristobal Coin Club commit- American Numismatic Association
tee chairman for the 1965 exhibit is will award two plaques for interna-
Robert Hull. Members of his corn- tional exhibits outside continental
mittee are Eugene Hamlin, Burt United States.

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April 23, 1965

Path Morgan Followed

Route of Trail Riders

Members of the Canal Zone Horse- her saddle slipped off the back of
man's Association had an eventful the horse.
ride recently. It may have been the Here the riders decided it was time
first and only time a group of trail for lunch and a much needed rest.
riders covered part of the route used Horses and saddles were checked for
b)' Henry Morgan and his pirates on the arduous Las Cruces trail that lay
their way to pillage Panama City and ahead. The horses would be traveling
put it to the torch in 1671. on rock for more than 3 hours. Las
The ride started from the Pacific Cruces trail is the one Henry Morgan
Stables at Pedro Miguel at 8 a.m. and used in 1671 en route to sack Panama
ended-for that day-81/a hours later City. Trail-boss Holmes is reasonably
at Summit Stables. The return trip to sure this is the first and only group
the Pacific Stables the following day of trailraiders to accomplish this feat

was by a shorter route.
Twelve Trailriders, adults and
children, the youngest an 11-year-old,
participated in this hazardous trail
ride. Their horses outfitted with
western saddles, lunches and can-
teens, the Trailriders, led by C. J.
Holmes, rode through the jungle to
Chiva Chiva trail. An hour later, the
group turned onto the trail leading
to George Green Park in the Forest
Leaving the park, the riders crossed
the highway and took a new trail that
had been cut previously by the Pa-
cific Saddle Club workers. This new
trail, over steep hills and deep valleys,
caused the youngest rider to be air-
sick on reaching the top of the highest
hill. Even the good humor and jovial
atmosphere that prevailed at the start
of the expedition waned as travel
became more difficult.
At one point an adult rider and
her horse parted company as she and

Charity Card Party

Of OES Set April 30

Orchid Chapter, No. 1, Order of
Eastern Star, will hold its charity card
party at the Scottish Rite Temple
April 30 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. There
will be table prizes, refreshments and
a door prize.
The public is cordially invited to
attend. Those purchasing tickets do
not have to be present to be eligible
to win the door prize.
All members of the organization
have tickets for sale and they are also
available at the Balboa Retail Store.

since the historic event.
An accidently startled bat's nest
and a horse falling in a ravine, with
his rider jumping off just in time to
pull the horse clear before he went
all the way down into the deep gully,
were only two of the incidents that
proved that both children and adults
were prepared for the ruggedness of
the Las Cruces trail.
From the Cocoa Plantation trail the
group headed for Summit Stables
where they spent the night after
dinner at the Summit Golf Club.
After a few hours sleep and break-
fast, the saddlesore, weary group
rode through Summit Trail, Pedro
Miguel River and back home to the
Pacific Saddle Club. They arrived
about noon, tired, dirty, saddlesore
but happy.
Parents of the young riders were
comforted to know that the entire
trip was radio controlled by the trail-
boss and his walkie-talkie.
Other Pacific Saddle Club members
who participated in the adventure
were Mrs. C. J. Holmes, Mrs. Bea
Jensen, Tom Cornett, Bebe Holmes,
Jan Jensen, Roberta McCoy, Virginia
and Cathyv Hovle. Riders from the
Summit Stable were Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Anderson; from the Albrook
Stable, Dean Greig.
All participants will receive the
Horseman's Patch for this trail ride
from the Canal Zone Horseman's

The cattle industry in Honduras is
favored by the climate and topog-
raphy. Several packinghouses are in
operation and almost all shipments
are to the United States.

At The Movies
Week Beginning Saturday, Mon.-NO SHOW
Tues.-Behold A Pale Horse
April 24, 1965 Wed.-NO SHOW
Thurs.-Ston Train 349

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:35-Mon., 7:30-
Kisses For My President
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-Rio Conchos
Thurs., 7:30-Fri., 7:00-Beach Party
Saturday night-Behold A Pale Horse
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Fuzzy
Pink Nightgown
Sunday night-Mon., 7:00-Act One
Tues.-Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation
Wed.-The Misfits
Thurs.-Circus Of Horrors
Fri.-Hey There, It's Yogi Bear
Friday Owl Show, 10 p.m.-Creature
From The Black Lagoon
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-The Gunfighter
Sun.-Stage To Thunder Rock
Tues.-Circus Of Horrors
Wed.-Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Act One
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Saturday night-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Ensign
Mon.-Come September
Tues.-Play It Cool
Wed.-Thurs.-The World By Night No. 2
Fri.-Bugles In The Afternoon
Saturday night-The Magnificent
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Lion
And The Horse
Sunday night-Mon., 7:00-Woman Of
Tues.-Stop Train 349
Wed.-South Sea Woman
Thurs.-Dark At The Top Of The Stairs
Fri.-The Gunfighter
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Master
Of Ballantrae
Saturday night-Prisoner In The Iron Mask
Sunday Matinee, 2:30-The Tall Men
Sunday night-Youngblood Hawke

Fri.-South Sea Woman

Special Matinees

Saturday, April 24, 1965
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Pirates Of Tripoli-Paul Henreid, Patricia
Medina: The stirring romantic story of
the Barbary pirate and the beautiful
princess. (In Color.) T-80 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Trigger Junior and Wild Horse Ambush-
Action-packed double feature program.
T-115 mins.
2:00 p.m.
High Flight-Ray Milland: The screen's
thundering salute to the men of today's
jet armada. (In Scope) T-90 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Tess Of The Storm Country-Diane Baker,
Lee Philips: The love story that found
it's place in the hearts of millions is now
on the screen. (In Color.) T-95 mins.
2:00 p.m.
A Hard Days Night-A musical comedy
with the world famous Beatles.
T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Mountain Fortress-An exciting featurette,
plus 5 giggling color cartoons with your
favorite characters. T-80 mins.

*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.

Closings Slated

i For Inventories

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Featured as soloist of the Canal Zone College Aquadettes' annual water
show is Carla Elich, student director of the production "Port of Call" to be
presented April 28, 29 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Balboa Pool. Admission
is 75 cents for adults and 25 cents for children.


By Eleanor Burnham

The details and background of of Lord Quainton, an English news-
Arthur Hailey's new novel Hotel are paperman who falls in love with a
well done and particularly interesting beautiful young naturalized Britisher
to Isthmian readers. The scene is New in London. Discoveries about her
Orleans and the plot is developed father's past give her reporter-admirer
over a 5-day period in a distinctive a lead which takes him to Moscow
local hotel. This tale is replete with and into thrilling and daring ventures.
just about everything-romantic inter- Andrew Garve is always one of our
est, a beautiful and tragedy-touched master suspense writers, but he really
assistant to the hotel manager, a outdoes himself this time.
threat of financial ruin, and violent
death. It is for the casual reader of
popular fiction. Arthur Hailey wrote CN-TV SC
In High Places. (Schedule subject to cha
Voices of a Summer Day is a novel S
by Irwin Shaw, author of The Young I SUNDAY
S 1:00-SCN Afternoon News
Lions. This book presents the story 1:05-Sacred Heart
ov e th pasta1:15-EBF: "Making Wool"
over the past 40 years of an American 1:30-Parade of Sports
of Jewish immigrant parentage. This 3:00-This Is The Life
man's reminiscences take him back 4:20-EBF: "Our Soil Resources"
5:30-Championship Bridge
through his war experiences, his mar- 6:00-Chronicle
riage, and through his continuing 6:30-Miller Sports Hi-Lights
efforts to become a member of 7:04-My Favorite Martian
conventional societv-a goal which 8:00-SCN News
always eludes him because he cannot 9:0 0-'lN News
embrace it. The novel has been se- 9:05-This Is Your Life
9:30-Harrigan and Son
elected as a Literary Guild choice for 10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-The Christophers
April. 10:30-Chapel of the Air
The Fingerprint, by Anthony 11:00-Final Edition Headlines
Gilbert, is a first-rate who-dun-it by MONDAY
a well-known master. Gilbert's fam- 4:00-Afternoon
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
ous sleuth Arthur Crook comes 5:05-Afternoon
5:30-Science All Stars
through at the last minute once again. 6:00-Dateline
Gambler's Money exposes a facet 6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN Spanish News
of American life which is both fright- 7:05-Alumni Fun (Premiere)
7:30-Shotgun Slade
ening and shocking. Its author, 8:00-SCN News
Wallace Turner, a Pulitzer Prize- 8:30-Edi rdam how
winning reporter, has collected and 9:00-SCN News
9:05-Dupont Cavalcade
presented an expos of the spread of 9:30-Heart of the City
methods an morals from 10:00-Focus on Today
gangsters' methods and morals from 10:15-Monday Night Movie:
"Las Vegas and its famous Strip "Medal ForThe General"
Strip Final Edition Headlines
to Wall Street and beyond." Mr. TUESDAY
Turner's thesis is that legalized gam- 4:00-Afternoons
bling as practiced in Nevada has pro- 5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5 5:05-Afternioon
vided an entry for gangsters into other 5:30-NEA: Parents Ask About
financial areas of our society with 6:00-DaSchool
shocking results. This book is par- 6:30-TAC Library, "Return of the
Thundering Herd"
ticularly timely at the moment 6:55-SCN Spanish News
7:05-I've Got A Secret
because of newspaper and other pub- 7:30-Mayor of the Town
licity on questionable banking prac- 8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
tices. 9:00-SCN News
9:05-Special: "The Judy Garland
The Ashes of Loda, a suspense 9:05-Shopw"The Judy Garland
novel by Andrew Garve, is the story 10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Film Festival: "This Day and
-- Age"
Final Edition Headlines
Coffee, the chief product of Hon- WEDNESDAY
duran farmers, is grown on small 4:00-Afternoon
holdings in the uplands chiefly near 5:00-SCN Afternoon News
the orders of El Salvador. Cotton 5:30-My Little Margie
d tob 6:00-Dateline
and tobacco are the two other major 6:30-The U.S. Navy in "The War
crops. of Independence"


Page 2

Two service centers and four retail
stores will be closed for formal inven-
ories during the latter part of April
and the first week of May.
On the Atlantic side, at the Rain-
)ow City Service Center, on Friday,
April 30, the merchandise section will
lot be opened until completion of
he inventory at approximately 11:30
i.m. and the cafeteria line will close
it 8 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.
The Rainbow City Retail Store
vill be closed all day Wednesday,
April 28.
The Gatun Retail Store will not be
open until 2 p.m. Friday, April 30.
On the Pacific side, Paraiso Service
Center's merchandise section will not
oren until 11:30 a.m. Friday, April
30, the cafeteria line will be closed
o late evening trade at 8 p.m. instead
f 10 p.m. The Paraiso Retail Store
will be closed all day Tuesday,
April 27, and the Balboa Housewares
tore will be closed on Tuesday,
May 4.

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.
Distributed free to all Panama Canal
employees. Subscription cost for others
(including mailing) $2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPILLWAY Sub-
scriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

nge without notice)
6:55-SCN Spanish News
7:05-To Tell the Truth
7:30-The Third Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Wednesday Night at the Movies:
9:30--San Francisco Beat
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
6:30-Silver Wings
6:55-SCN Spanish News
7:05-G.E. College Bowl
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Jimmy Dean
9:00--Death Valley Days
9:30-M Squad
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Goodyear Playhouse
11:00-Social Security In Action
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:30-Report: "Ends of the Earth" and
"Our Soil Resources"
6:30-The Meaning of Communism
6:55-SCN Spanish News
7:30-Bold Venture
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Desilu Playhouse
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
"The Sainted Sisters"
Final Edition Headlines
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05- Cartoon Carnival
2:00-Mr. Mayor
2:45-EBF: "Tug Boats"
3:00-Pro Bowlers Tour
4:20-EBF: "Doctor"
4:30-Dance Party
5:30-Ted Mack Show
6:00-Weekend '65
6:20- Billboard
6:30-True Adventure
6:55- SCN Spanish News
7:05-This Is,Hawaii
7:30-Star and the Story
8:00-SCN News
8:30-Paragon Playhouse
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Lawrence Welk Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"The Long Voyage Home"
Final Edition Headlines

April 23, 1965


A scene during a rehearsal for The Ballad of the Sad Cafe which depicts its congenial atmosphere before the tra-
gedy which causes its destruction. Left to right are Pat Deasey, Norman Carpenter, Clifford Bell, Henry
Williams, Jr., Loring White, Claude Aycock, Nanette Rickert, Meg Fennel, Raymond Greene, Roy Glickenhaus,
and G. M. Button.

Reserve Officers'


Dinner Saturday

The annual convention of the
Reserve Officers' Association, Depart-
ment of the Canal Zone, will be held
Saturday, April 24, in the main
lounge at the Albrook Officers' Club.
The meeting will begin at noon
with a buffet luncheon and refresh-
ments. Guest speaker will be Capt.
Donald Felts of the 58th U.S.
Weather Reconnaissance Squadron,
Albrook AFB. The business portion
of the meeting to follow will include
election of officers.
The installation dinner will be held
in the main lounge of the Albrook
Officers' Club commencing at 8 p.m.
All reserve officers of the Armed
Forces in the Canal Zone or Panama
and their guests are invited to par-
ticipate in the afternoon convention
and evening dinner. Further infor-
mation may be obtained by contact-
ing Maj. John F. Oster at Balboa 3614
(office) or Balboa 3715 (home); Maj.
Edward Lawler at Albrook 5238
(office) or Albrook 5218 (home); or
Lt. William D. Young at Balboa 3614
(office) or Balboa 3015 (home).

Underwriter's Knot

Whenever flexible cords are con-
nected to electrical appliances such
as light sockets or attachment plugs,
and Underwriter's knot should be
teitd in the cord rftr r it ho bo ron

Need Tax Help?

Albert P. Giroux, representative of
the U.S. Internal Revenue Service,
will visit Panama from April 26 to 30.
His schedule will allow some oppor-
tunity for those with tax questions to
consult with him. Persons desiring an
appointment should call the U.S.
Embassy in Panama 5-3600 EX 20.

Officers Elected

By Citizens Band

Zone Radio Club
Joseph L. Dargan, Jr., of the Pan-
ama Canal's Safety Branch is the
newly-elected chairman of the Canal
Zone Citizens Band Radio Club.
Other officers are: Sfc. (E-7) Ben
Hollingsworth of Fort Amador, vice-
chairman; and Sp/4 Fred Aldrich of
the Corozal Transmitter Station,
The club is made up of members
from all walks of life, military and
civilian, who have an interest in the
non-technical two-way radio commu-
nications offered by the Citizens Band
Radio Service.
Club members are licensed and
regulated by the Coordinator of Cit-
izens Radio Service, U.S. Southern
Command, Quarry Heights.
The radios are of two main types,
base sets located in the home and
mobile rigs installed in automobiles
or boats.
Membership is open to any licensed
Citizens Band operator on the Isth-
mus. Information concerning mem-
bership may be obtained by writing
the Canal Zone Citizens Band Radio
Club at Box 2459, Balboa, C.Z., or
at the eyeball QSL (radio language
for face to face) meeting held in the
back meeting room at the Diablo
Heights Clubhouse the third
Wednesday of each month at 7:30

CD Nurses Aide Club

At CHS Gets Charter

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Club of
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takes its
in nursin
States to
The ch
tional ad'
Nurses C
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tional yo
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New Play Opens fields. Nu
health wo
Tonight at Ancon tunities v
Little Theatre aspects of
Humor, pathos, violence, tender- agencies
ness have all been powerfully com- Members
bined to create the moving and pital and
absorbing story The Ballad of the past year
Sad Cafe. Commu
The play opens tonight at the members
Ancon Little Theatre and runs and health]
through May 1 (with the exception the club,
of Sunday, April 25). For reserva- Canal Zor
tions call Balboa 3786 between 7-10 rural Par
p.m. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Gatun La
Its characters are as varied as its clothing a
moods. There is Miss Amelia (Nan-
nette Rickert) who despite her .
shrewd, bitter, and forbidding nature
is capable of feeling love, expressing
tenderness and experiencing the bitter S
loneliness of ai lost love.
Cousin Lymon (Loring White)
Miss Amelia's hunchbacked relative,
contributes to much of the humor and
pathos of the story with his childish-
ness, sensitivity, and intense curiosity.
Handsome, wild, rakish-these are
the words which describe Marvin
Macy (Raymond Greene) who re- '
verses from the swaggering de-
bauchee to a timid individual in order
to win Miss Amelia's love.
The dialogue of The Ballad of the
Sad Cafe is as alive and moving as
the characters who speak it, combin-
ing the impact of colloquial idioms,
the beauty of a haunting melancholic 'l
poetry, and the humor of an earthy

Civil Defense Nurses Aide
Cristobal High School has
a national charter from the
League for Nursing, New
rough its charter, the club
place alongside some 2,100
mol groups exploring careers
g and health in the United
achieve national status.
carter signifies that the Civil
Nurses Aide Club fulfills
cents established by a na-
visory committee on Future
lubs. It was granted on the
nation of Principal Paul

chartered club, the Nurses
b is participating in a na-
uth program to help meet
ursing needs. The club's
are designed to enable
to explore career opportu-
nursing and the other health
irses, doctors, and various
workers discuss career oppor-
vith members and answer
Films illustrate different
health care. Field trips to
and other community health
expand career horizons.
have visited Palo Seco Hos-
Corozal Hospital during the
to observe nurses at work.
unity projects also help club
gain insight into nursing
h work. Before Christmas,
with the cooperation of the
ne Police Division, visited a
namanian community on
ke. New toys, good used
and at least one new gar-

ment, food, and Christmas treats
were provided for 48 children.
A committee of members made Easter
tray favors for the patients at Coco
Solo Hospital to be delivered for
Easter morning.
The Pink Girl program at Coco
Solo Hospital, with the sponsorship
of the American Legion Auxiliary,
Elbert S. Waid, Post No. 2, and
under direction of the hospital staff,
provides valuable experience for the
Nurses Aides during their summer
vacation. Girls who participate in the
Pink Girl program must hold a Red
Cross Aid certificate. Wallace Russon,
Safety Representative, Transportation
and Terminals Bureau, will direct the
training program for girls who wish
to qualify for Pink Girl work this
The Civil Defense Nurses Aide
Club has 120 members this term.
Club officers are Jane Faris, pres-
ident; Mary Clement, vice president;
and Amelia Garcia, secretary. Mrs.
Grace Pfau and Mrs. Harriet Young,
Cristobal High School teachers, are
faculty advisers.
The Civil Defense Nurses Aide
Club is one of about 4,500 Future
Nurses and other health careers clubs.
Total membership is approximately
140,000. The majority of clubs have
been organized since 1950, many of
them with the active help of woman's
auxiliaries to local medical societies
and other civic groups. The clubs
became nationally sponsored in 1954
by the Committee on Careers, Na-
tional League for Nursing, New York.

EYE TESTS FOR DRIVERS Frederick J. Rose is shown receiving his third Certificate of Achievement
Motorists renewing their driver from the Department of the Army. Rose was born in the Canal Zone and
attended school in Balboa, graduating from Balboa High School in 1947. He
licenses in the District of Columbia worked for the Inter-American Geodetic Survey in the Canal Zone for 4
will soon be required to pass an eye years and then entered the University of Colorado, graduating in 1956.
test. The Department of Motor Vehi- After serving 2 years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army as an instructor with
cles will do the testing at no cost to the Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, Va., he was employed by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian engineer. He has been with the
the motorist. Those who fail to pass Ballistic Missile Construction office since that time, employed first in the
will be required to have their eyes State of Washington and now in California. Rose now resides with his wife
examined by a doctor and to pur- and five children in Redlands, Calif. Mrs. Rose is the former Judy Jorstad
chase glasses or replace glasses that of Margarita. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick (Whitey) Rose who
are no longer adequate. retired from the Panama Canal in 1962 after approximately 39 years
are no longer adequate. Government service.

....................a er it .een run To. At..ainbow ....
through the hole in the shell. The,
knot will then take the strain if t Rainbow City
the cord is pulled-thus preventing Raioi it G O
broken connections and short circuits. Members of the Arpeggio Glee
Notice how the forming of this .'2 Club of Rainbow City are rehearsing
knot brings the wire ends into the a ii. for the presentation of a grand con-
same relative positions in which they e cert entitled "Music in the Air," to be
were before the knot was tied. y given at the Rainbow City Audito-
Courtesy National Safety Council rium Sunday, April 25, commencing
.-.- -i ", ? at 4:30 p.m.
The show will be directed by Albert
Honduras is mountainous, with A. Griffith, well-known musician on
peaks in the northwest rising to over- the Atlantic side, and will feature
10,000 feet. Between the mountain 4_0talented local singers.
ranges are fertile valleys and well- ........Tickets may be obtained from any
wooded tablelands suitable for all member of the club.
kinds of agricultural production and / _
livestock. Although the southern part There are two seasons in Guate-
of the country, close to the Pacific, mala-the rainy, which extends from
is of volcanic origin, no active ol- Peruvian whaling vessels Don Cristobal II, left, and Don Regello revisit the Mount Hope Shipyard for drydocking. aout the middle of iav to October,
isofcano origisTheir repeat visits are evidence of confidence in the quality of workmanship and the capability of the Marine out te middle of ay to October,
canoes exist. Bureau's Industrial Division. and the dry season.

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COncert Scheduled




April 23, 1965



UF President

Canal Zone Governor Fleming
was reelected president of the Canal
Zone United Fund, Inc., at the
annual meeting held last week in the
Board Room of the Administration
Building, Balboa Heights.
Other principal officers are: Maj.
Gen. Jack N. Donohew, USAF,
executive vice president; Martin J.
Hayes and Joseph E. Noonan, vice
presidents; J. William Miller, treas-
urer, and Robert S. Jeffrey, secretary.
Paul M. Runnestrand was re-
appointed Executive Director; For-
rest G. Dunsmoor, Deputy Executive
Director; Arthur J. O'Leary, Con-
troller; John Montanyc, Deputy Con-
troller; and Lawrence M. Elliman,
Deputy Treasurer.
Plans are under way for the 1965
fall campaign, and Fred L. Denton
was reappointed chairman of the
campaign committee.
Judge Guthrie F. Crowe was re-
appointed chairman of the admissions
committee, and Daniel F. Snyder,
head of the budget and allocations
H. L. Anderson was appointed
chairman of the promotion and
publicity committee.
The president's report on the 1964
campaign showed that this was the
most successful in the 8-year history
of the Canal Zone United Fund, per-
mitting the financing of 100 percent
of the pre-campaign budget goals for
1965 for the 20 participating agen-
cies, as well as distribution of an
additional $34,527.

Colorful Idea

Solves Electrical

Conduits Problem

Remember those electrical con-
duits that sprout out of the concrete
when construction starts on a new
To an electrician every little con-
duit has a meaning to his own. To
the ordinary Joe, they might as well
be a bunch of spaghetti.
Any electrical engineer could have
nightmares if he considered what
might happen if the wrong wire went
out through the wrong conduit and
if there was a wrong connection.
At.the new Curundu School con-
struction site, an enterprising Pan-
amanian electrical foreman named
Ernesto de los Rios has taken the
guesswork out of the business of
identifying the various conduits.
He has painted the end of each
a definite color so that as the con-
struction progresses, the workmen
will know through which conduit to
pull which wire.
The fire alarm system, for instance,
is red. The intercommunication sys-
tem, is green. The telephone system
is another color and the power system
yet another. There are eight different
systems in all.
Canal engineers think that this is
such a worthwhile scheme that it
would save time and effort if placed
in use in most construction projects.
De los Rios is foreman for the
Bright Electrical Construction Co.,
one of the sub-contractors for Bildon
Inc., the contractor constructing the
cafeteria-auditorium building of the
Curundu Junior High School.

Costa Rica, with a population of
1,273,887, lies entirely within the


"Music Music Music"

Show Opens April 30


This quartet, known as the "Pan-Canettes," will be one of the highlights on
the "Music Music Music" program planned by the Sweet Adelines, Inc.,
and the Dischords at the Cristobal Little Theater at France Field. Left to
right are Mrs. Frieda Stohrer, Mrs. Cecelia Gove, Mrs. Wilma Moore, and
Mrs. Judy Thompson.


Reading Level at Peak

On Eve of Library Week

"Know what you're talking about-
READ" is the slogan being displayed
in the libraries of the Canal Zone
Library-Museum system, together
with posters and bookmarks in ob-
servance of National Library Week
April 25-May 1.
Figures provided by Mrs. Eleanor
D. Burnham, Librarian-Curator of
the Canal Zone Library-Museum,
show that Canal Zone residents fol-
low that slogan. Total circulation, use
of library books, documents, period-
icals, and other material in the library
system reached an all-time high of
51,242 last month. Previous highs
were reached in March 1964, when
the total was 39,238, and October
1964, when the circulation total
climbed to 47,038.

16 Teams To Play

In Invitational

Saturday, Sunday

The Fourth Annual Abernathy-Pa-
cific Softball League-International
Invitational Softball Tournament will
be played Saturday at the Pacific Soft-
ball League Park in Balboa.
Sixteen teams from the Canal Zone
and the Republic of Panama will par-
ticipate in this single elimination tour-
nament. Six games will be played on
each of the two fields available on
Saturday. Field No. 1 is the Pacific
Softball League Park and Field No. 2
is the Fastlich League Park. The final
four games will be played in the
Pacific Softball League Park Sunday.
Saturday's 12 games will be played
at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m, 11:30 a.m.,
1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday's games will be played at 10
a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Individual first and second place
trophies; first, second and third place
team trophies and two M.V.P. tro-
phies will be presented by Don
Byerley and Charles Abernathy of
Abernathy, S.A. Gift certificates from
Abernathy, S.A. will be presented
during the 2 days of tournament.
The trophies for the tournament

tropics and is bounded on the north are on display at the Balboa Service
by Nicaragua, on the east by the Center. Refreshments will be avail-
Caribbean Sea and Panama, and on I able at the park.

Readers enjoy the facilities of the
main library, the libraries at Cris-
tobal, Paraiso and Rainbow City
branches, and circulating libraries in
various communities and libraries on
job sites.
The Canal Zone Library also has
an active program for blind readers.
The Canal Zone Library is designated
a clearing agent for talking books,
with permission to borrow record
players for patrons from the Library
of Congress when needed, and talking
books-long playing records-from a
division of New York Public Library,
called the Library for the Blind.
Regulations for using these mate-
rials are strict. It is the responsibility
of the Canal Zone Library-Museum
to see that requirements are met. The
material usually is copyrighted and
therefore the users may not allow
their friends to listen in, since this
would be a violation of the copyright
law. To be eligible for privileges, the
prospective patron must provide a
"certificate of blindness" from his
Twenty-five blind patrons have
used the library facilities during the
past 8 years. One borrower is one of
the oldest "old timers," Charles F.
Williams, a construction-day worker
who is almost 90 years old and has
been using talking book service since
1960. He is the father-in-law of Mrs.
Beverly Williams of the Canal Zone
Library staff.
The latest patron is Joslyn A.
Lewis. During February he received
a record player from the Library of
Congress. Now, through the kindness
of Freeman Cook, a member of the
American Legion who handles his
mail and delivery problems, Lewis is
fully established as a borrower of
talking books.
Lewis is a veteran of World War I,
a retired employee of the Armed
Forces, and a member of the Amer-
ican Legion.

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks -----------
Gatun Locks-------------
Las Cruces, partial transits (2)_
Reina Manuelita, partial transits
(5) -------

the south and east by the Pacific Pairings for the tournament will be Contractors Hill visitors
Ocean. published Wednesday. Grand Total-----



There will be 3 nights of "Music
Music Music" on the Atlantic side
beginning April 30 when the mem-
bers of the Crossroads Chapter, Sweet
Adelines, Inc., join the men's group
known as the Dischords for a program
of musical entertainment to be pres-
ented by the Cristobal Little Theatre
at France Field.
The two talented singing groups
will feature numbers by the well-
known quartet "Pan-Canettes"; a
newly formed quartet called the
"Zone Tones"; and two octets known
as the "Farm Belles" and the
"Patri-8's." The Dischords specialize
in Barbershop Harmony and have
appeared in other productions spon-
sored by the Cristobal Little Theatre.
In addition to songs by special
groups, there will be numbers featur-
ing the entire chorus of men and
women, the "Charleston Dancers" the
"Cheer Leaders" and Andy Metzger
of Gatun with his banjo.

Coming Events
23-Tennis Competition (boys): Balboa
High School vs. Canal Zone College
at Diablo Junior High School courts.
Game time: 7 p.m.
23-Schools Division Athletic Club vs.
Cristobal High School at Cristobal
Junior-Senior High School courts.
Game time: 7 p.m.
23-Ancon Theatre Guild presents, "The
Ballad of the Sad Cafe" through
May 1, except Sunday. For reser-
vations call Balboa 3786 between
7 and 10 p.m.
23-24-Second Annual Tomato Festival at
the historic town of Nati, Prov-
ince of Cocle. Nati district is the
largest tomato growing zone of
the Republic of Panama. Celebra-
tion will include parades, fire-
works, typical dancing programs,
parade of "carretas" and other
23-25-Annual Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco
Race for Explorers in the Canal
Zone Council, Boy Scouts of
America. The race begins at the
Cristobal Yacht Club the morning
of April 23.
23-25-Agricultural, Industrial, and Com-
mercial Fair at Chorrera. Fair
activities will be combined with
a Folklore Festival. Fair will open
at 4 p.m. April 23.

The Sweet Adelines are being di-
rected by Mrs. Cecelia Cove, founder
of the local chapter. The Dischords
are under the direction of Dick
The curtain will go up promptly at
8 p.m. the nights of April 30, May 1,
and May 2. Tickets may be obtained
from any member of the Sweet Ade-
lines and the Dischords as well as at
the door of the theater on show

Display Traces

French Efforts

At Building Canal
A new display arranged in the first
two cases in the lobby of the Civil
Affairs Building goes in some depth
into the activity of the French during
their effort to build a canal across
the Isthmus. It includes French maps
and Canal profiles, portraits of
promoters, engineers and other offi-
cials, contemporary photographs, and
three-dimensional objects from the
museum collection.
A carefully documented chronol-
ogy and extensive notes describe the
items and enliven the display.
At the request of a high school
teacher in behalf of her French class,
a special effort was made to include
a number of French Canal Bulletins
and other books in French. The con-
temporary account should fascinate
a budding French student. During
the arrangement of the display it was
learned that the exhibit may provide
a college student (whose native lan-
guage is French) good sources for a
paper he is working on.
The period for his paper is that of
the French Canal days. Through this
display he undoubtedly will be
among the few students able to state
in their bibliographies that they con-
sulted primary source materials for
their college papers.


On the Isthmus

By Donald Robinson

Mental Health Week

Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., has
proclaimed the first week of May as
Mental Health Week.
For its part the Canal Zone Mental
Health Committee adopted a slogan
for the week: "An investment in
human dignity."
Tempted as I am to give a thought
or two on what I consider human
dignity, I will leave each of you to
do this for yourself. Sit down in a
quiet spot . if you can find one
here at the ninth parallel . and
contemplate the concept.
What does human dignity mean
to you?
Two major sets of events will mark
the week. Our modern mental hos-
pital will have open house Sunday
and Monday afternoons from 1 to 4
p.m., May 2 and 3; and the Social
Service Staff of the Personnel Bureau,
directed by the vigorous and per-
sonable Georgiana de Young, will
have a series of programs in the Latin
American communities.
A film, "Alcoholism," will be shown
at Santa Cruz Saturday, May 1, and
in Pedro Miguel Tuesday, May 4.
The Child Guidance Clinic at Pedro
Miguel Child Center will have open
house Monday, May 3, from 9-11
a.m. and Wednesday, May 5, from
2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Paraiso
Elementary School a highlight of

the week's activities: a conference on
Mental Health at which a psychi-
atrist, psychologist, social worker,
religious worker, and a community
organizer will form a discussion
Schools and Health Centers will
recognize the week. Any community
organization wishing to know more
about mental health activities in the
Canal Zone may call Balboa 2-6380,
the office of James F. Carlin, M.D.,
Chief of the Mental Health Division.
Speakers are available.
During the week SCN-TV will
carry a film "The 91st Day." (Date
and time will be announced.)
Perhaps the oldest need in the
world for man is to have something
or someone . almost anyone . .
almost anything . to believe in.
When troubles beset us one of the
major things that trouble seems to
understand is endurance. Endurance
and little tricks we find or invent to
keep us traveling. Traveling along
the unlighted side of our nature until
we see a white light ahead and come
to the end of the tunnel.
Mental Health Week may help to
remind us, when we find ourselves in
a hospital room to suffer with a loved
one, that just outside the palms
silhouette against the sky.

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Vol. Ill, No. 44 .50 Anios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 23 de Abril de 1965

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Al hacer usted girar la pequefia vAlvula aqui, las sefiales van hacia alli. . El CapitAn Alec Winton, coman-
dante del Caldrill I, hace girar uno de los botones de control del computador que realize todo el trabajo necesario
para el equipo que control el rumbo y la posici6n en la nave.

En eal Caldrill I el Computador

Hace de Todo Menos de Cocinero

El CapitAn Alec Winton, coman-
dante de la nave de dragado de mar
abierto y exploraci6n Caldrill I, que
visit Balboa, recientemente, no esti
muy seguro de que le agrade la idea
de tener en el puente de mando de su
buque un computador, pero tiene que
admitir que sin la ayuda de este fri-
volo y alambrado colaborador, su
nave no podria realizar las laborers
para las que fue construida.
El indeseable hubsped electr6nico
ocupa casi toda la extension de la ca-
seta del piloto de la reformada nave
de la Marina, de 176 pies de eslora.
Nuestro amigo mecanico es el cerebro
de un complicado equipo electr6nico
conocido como "APE."
El APE permit a la nave mante-
ner su posici6n sobre el lugar donde

estA realizando su trabajo de draga
en el fondo del ocdano con el equi
que lleva abordo el Caldrill I. Fu
ciona casi en cualquier profundid
v en la mayoria de las condition
atmosf6ricas, donde no seria posil
Ilevar a cabo las operaciones de pe
Realiza su trabajo con la ayuda
various motors fuera de borda de 3
caballos de fuerza cada uno, situad
en la popa de la nave. La velocid
v la direcci6n de cada una de las h
lices fuera de borda son controlad
por sefiales que envia el computac
en forma automAtica.
El computador recibe sus sefia
de la brdjula y un aparato que
montado sobre un cable en tensic

A -f *- -
.- a mLL-





La Biblioteca de Rainbow City
que venia funcionando temporal-
mente. en otro sitio, volverd a su
antiguo local, ya reacondicionado
y redecorado, a partir del lunes 26
de los corrientes.
El horario fijado ha sido de 1
de la tarde a 8 de la noche, de
lunes a viernes, y de 9 de la maha-
na al mediodia, los sdbados. Este
horario regird hasta el 8 de mayo
cuando se restablecerd el horario

16- que va desde el buque hasta el fondo
las del oc6ano.
lor Dice el Capitin Winton que este
sistema automhitico trabaja tan bien,
clue su nave es capaz de llevar a cabo
les trabajos de perforaci6n bajo la fuerza
va de un viento de hasta 40 nudos, y
6n, sobre olas de mAs de 20 pies de altu-
ra. En caso de empeorar las condicio-
nes atmosfericas, tanto el CapitAn
como el cerebro electr6nico se ponen
de acuerdo en que ya han trabajado
suficiente por hoy.
El Caldrill I lleg6 a Balboa proce-
dente de California, realizando la tra-
vesia del Canal con rumbo a la Flo-
rida, donde realizarn algunos trabajos
de perforaci6n para el Instituto La
Monte. Estos trabajos de investiga-
ci6n cientifica se llevarAn a cabo en
la region del Caribe.
Unico en su clase, el navio es de
propiedad de la Caldrill Offshore Inc.
una compafiia californiana, la cual re-
cientemente lo tenia asignado a tra-
bajos de exploraci6n en busca de
petr61eo en las costas de Oreg6n y
Mientras se mantuvo en operaci6n
en busca de petr61eo, el Caldrill I
llevaba abordo, aparte de la tripula-
ci6n regular, dos ge6logos y un
equipo de perforadores.
Despubs de un dia de trabajo en
busca de minerals, un helic6ptero
viajaba hasta el Caldrill I desde tierra
para recoger las muestras de los mi-
nerales extraidos, los cuales eran
luego examinados por cientificos de la
compafiia. El Caldrill I cuenta con
un helipuerto que puede ser usado
en cualquier clase de temperature.
El Capitin Winton ignoraba el
valor del mineral extraido, puesto que
ste llev6o despubs a importantes des-
cubrimientos de petr6leo. Serial6 tam-
bi6n que los trabajos de la nave ha-
bian sido preliminares. Este asunto

Dos de los motors electricos fuera de borda de 300 caballos de fuerza cada cle examiner los minerals para averi-
uno, los cuales controlan la posici6n del Caldrill I durante sus operaciones guar si hay petr61eo es otra operaci6n,
de perforaci6n mar afuera, aparecen en la popa del Caldrill I. Para el tra- y las compaiiias petroliferas y sus
bajo del taladro, cada una de las unidades es hecha descender al agua. Otras ge61ogos no estin dispuestos a revelar
dos de estas poderosas mAquinas estAn situadas a proa de la nave. su secret.


Nuevas Marcas de

Trainsitos del P.C.

Al tiempo que el trafico a trav6s
del Canal se acrecenta, los trabajos
regulars de reacondicionamiento en
I las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel se
aproximaron a su fin esta semana. Las
cuadrillas asignadas a las esclusas tra-
bajaron horas extras para reparar las
Svalvulas que permiten el aumento y
el descenso del nivel del agua en las
esclusas, y cambiar a la vez parties
muy desgastadas de las alcantarillas
de la pared central, que normalmente
permanecen sumergidas.
La alcantarilla de la pared cen-
tral fue puesta fuera de uso el 14
de abril, luego de la terminaci6n
de los trabajos de reparaci6n de la
hilera este de las Esclusas de Pedro
Miguel. El trabajo que se esta Ile-
vando a cabo en la pared central
no implica que el trinsito de barcos
haya de interrumpirse por tener
que cerrarse las c maras, asi que
el trafico ha sido normal durante
los iltimos 10 dias.
Los trabajos de reparaci6n en las
Esclusas de Pedro Miguel fueron ex-
tendidos en la hilera occidental por
3 semanas debido a que se descu-
brieron dafios en el piso de la cA-
mara y las alcantarillas laterales. El
dailo fue descubierto al vaciarse la
hilera para las reparaciones, a finales
de enero. Fue necesario reemplazar
18,000 pies cuadrados del piso, e
instalar refuerzos en el mismo.
Como en la camara este no se en-
contr6 vestigio de dafios cuando esta
se vaci6 para los trabajos de reacon-
dicionamiento regulars en marzo, la
hilera se mantuvo fuera de servicio
por 2 semanas mas de lo que se tenia
planeado, con el objeto de que pu-
dieran realizarse investigaciones geo-
logicas para ver el estado de las fun-
daciones y las alcantarillas, y refor-
zarlas para asi evitar percances como
el ocurrido con la cAmara oeste de
Pedro Miguel.

Las investigaciones encaminadas a
verificar el buen estado de las funda-
ciones, exigirAn la interrupci6n del
trAfico a trav6s de la hilera; interrup-
ci6n esta que se efectuarAi en sep-
tiembre y octubre en las Esclusas de
Miraflores, y durante el transcurso de
los trabajos de reacondicionamiento
que se tienen planeados para las Es-
clusas de Gatin, y que comenzarin
en enero de 1966.
Los trabajos de reacondiciona-
miento en la compuerta que fue re-
movida de las Esclusas de Miraflores
en enero pasado, y llevada a flote
hasta el dique seco de Balboa, serin
suspendidos hasta que se concluya
con los trabajos de exploraci6n de
dichas esclusas.
Mientras tanto, el trAfico del
Canal registra un promedio record
de 36.7 barcos por dia, con un total
de 734 trAnsitos durante los 20 pri-
meros dias del mes de abril. Han
ocurrido algunas demoras debido a
los trabajos de reacondicionamien-
to de las esclusas, pero las cuadri-
Ilas del Canal de PanamA han la-
borado 24 horas diarias, habi6ndose
hecho lo impossible para facilitar el
paso de todos los buques.
Debido al continpo descenso del
nivel del agua en el Lago Gatin, se
ha hecho una nueva notificaci6n en el
calado maximo de los navios que lle-
gan al Canal. Esta restricci6n fue
decretada por el Jefe de la Divisi6n
de Navegaci6n.
En caso tal de que la estaci6n seca
continue, a partir del 27 de abril se
harA efectiva dicha restricci6n, limi-
tAndose el calado de los buques a
35 pies, 6 pulgadas en agua fresca
tropical. Para esa fecha se espera que
el nivel del Lago Gatun haya des-
cendido a 83 pies, 10 pulgadas.
Las limitaciones de calado para el
afio pasado por esta fecha de la esta-
ci6n seca, siendo el nivel del Lago
Gatin de 83 pies, 10 pulgadas, no
bajaron de 36 pies.



Se presentarnin monedas paname- de las actividades nacionales e inter-
fas en las exhibiciones de numismA- nacionales de la semana de la moneda
tica que se efectuarAn en la Zona del es la Sra. de Paul H. Otis de Home-
Canal v Panama durante la Semana wood, Illinois, quien a pesar de no
Nacional de la Moneda, del 24 de haber visitado el pais escogi6 a las
abril al 2 de mayo. El tema national monedas de PanamA como el tema
sera "Buena Voluntad a Trav6s de la de 1965. Aunque nunca ha visitado
Numism'ti ka." a Panama, la Sra. Otis ha presentado
El horario de exhibiciones en el cerca de 50 distintas exhibiciones de
sector Pacifico es como sigue: monedas panamefias a clubes feme-
Del 26 al 27 de abril, edificio del ninos en los Estados Unidos.
Jewish Welfare Board, de 7:30 a Durante las exhibiciones de mone-
10 p.m.; del 29 al 30 de abril, Hotel das aqui, por lo menos un miembro
Continental, 7:30 a 10 p.m.; del 19 de los clubes de numismatica estarA
al 2 de mayo, Centro de Servicios present para responder a cualquier
Comunales de Diablo, 6 p.m. a pregunta en asuntos de numismatica.
10 p.m. E l Canitn Frank V Kerlev ( tpl,-

El horario en el sector AtlAntico
es como sigue:
Del 24 de abril al 19 de mayo,
Almacbn de Coco Solo, horas regula-
res del almac6n; y el 29 de abril, Club
Rotario de Crist6bal, 12:30 a 2 p.m.
El president del comit6 de la So-
ciedad Istmica de Numismatica en el
sector Pacifico es C. May. Miembros
de su comity son el Sgto. Clifford Ca-
rrigan, Sra. Jolie Fond, Dan Sanders
y Howard Tettenburn.
El president del comit6 de la ex-
hibici6n de 1965 del Club de Numis-
matica de Crist6bal es Robert Hull.
Miembros de su comity son Eugene
Hamlin, Burt Davis, Paul Beck y
E. Stiebritz.
Esta es la primera vez que se cele-
bran exhibiciones de numismatica en
el plano international. El president

fono Crist6bal 1681), tambibn brin-
darn informaci6n en ingl6s o espafiol
en relaci6n a las monedas, requisitos
para las exhibiciones y condiciones
de ekl',ibilidad para premios.
Este afio, por primera vez, la Aso-
ciacion Americana de Numismitica
obsequiarni dos places por exhibicio-
nes internacionales fuera de los Esta-
dos Unidos.

Pronostico del Tiempo
A partir del lunes 26 de los co-
rrientes la emisora de radio SCN
ofrecren' a las 7 a.m. y a las 7 p.m.
el pronostico del tiempo que tan
util result para todos, especial-
mente los navegantes.


Abril 23, 1965

_____En Su Pantalla_____


The Deep Six and
Double Jeopardy
A Hard Days Night

A Hard Days Night


Gunfight-"Spider's Web"

Youngblood Hawke

Viernes 30___ NO SHOW

The Deep Six and
Double Jeopardy

Kings Of The Sun

Gunfight-"Spider's Web"

Youngblood Hawke

Creature From The Black Lagoon

The Big Land and
Headline Hunters

10 p.m.
The Flame Barrier
A Raisin In The Sun
and Cry For Happy
Years Of Lightning, Day Of Drums

Years Of Lightning, Day Of Drums

I'd Rather Be Rich

Tower Of London and
Cage Of Evil
10 p.m.

Gente en la Noticia


Walter H. Yi se encuentra trabajando
como Ayudante Estudiantil para la
Secci6n de Meteorologia e Hidrogra-
fia de la Compaiifa del Canal. Walter
es alumno graduando de la Facultad
de Ingenieria de la Universidad de
PanamA. Su trabajo consiste en ayu-
dar a determinar el flujo del agua en
los rios dentro de la Zona del Canal.
El instrument que aparece a la dere-
cha es un anem6metro, usado para
medir la velocidad del viento. Walter
es aficionado a la pesca y el atletismo.



Rufino Bethancourt trabaja como
Ayudante Estudiantil en la Secci6n
Administrative de la Divisi6n de
Transporte a Motor. Bethancourt es
graduado en Comercio del Instituto
Justo Arosemena, en la Ciudad de
PanamA y piensa continuar sus estu-
dios en la Universidad de PanamA.
Su trabajo consiste en Ilevar el control
del cuarto de almacenaje, y nos dice
que sus compafieros de oficina le han
recibido muy bien. La m6sica es su
pasatiempo favorite, pero tambi6n es
aficionado al tenis de mesa.




Nudo Para Electricistas

Siempre que sean conectados cordones flexibles en aparatos el6ctricos tales
como sockets o toma-corriente, debe hacerse un nudo en el cord6n despubs
que 6ste ha sido pasado por la entrada. El nudo entonces recogera o evitarA
el esfuerzo si se tira del cord6n, evitando asi conexiones rotas y cortocircuitos.
N6tese c6mo la formaci6n de este nudo trae la punta de los alambres a las
mismas posiciones relatives en las cuales estaban antes de hacerse el nudo.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se nutoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier
cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor
e la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: Spillway Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

La capital de Guatemala, que lleva
el mismo nombre, tiene 417,218 ha-
bitantes y estA a 4,880 pies sobre el
nivel del mar en una planicie circun-
dada de montafias y picos volcAnicos.
Su temperature media fluctua de los
60 a los 68.

Viernes 23--

SAbado 24___

Domingo 25 _

Lunes 26 ---

Martes 27___

Mi6rcoles 28_

Jueves 29---


11:00- Documental
11:30--Asi fue esta semana
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-Los Bribones


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Dick Tracy
12:25- Programa Especial
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


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Aventuras de Pinocho
12:45- Noticias
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30--Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
6:30- Noticias
7:00-Show de Donna Reed
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:30--Peyton Place


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- Popeye el Marinero
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
8:30- Alfred Hitchcock


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- El Poderoso Hercules
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
6:30- Noticias
7:00-El Rebelde
7:30-Show Internacional
8:30-Arresto y Juicio
10:30- Teleteatro


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Cegato Magoo
12:45- Noticias
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
6:30- Noticias
7:00-Los Angeles Azules
7:30--Los Locos Adams
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Peyton Place


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- Resumen de Cartones
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- Los Picapiedras
7:30- Disloquiando
8:00- Ben Casey
9:00- Rumbo a lo Desconocido


23-25-Feria de La Chorrera.

1-Dia del Trabajo (Feriado en Panama).
3-Festival de la Santa Cruz en Cabuya, Chepillo y Pacora.
3-Fiesta de la Virgen de FAtima en El Caflo.
14-Dia Nacional de la Rep6blica del Paraguay.
15-Festival de San Isidro Labrador en SonA, Cativi, Pifia, Cerro Punta y
Nuevo Guarar6.
22-Fiesta de Santa Rita de Casia en Santa Rita.
24-Dia Nacional de la Rep6blica Argentina.
24-Fiesta de Maria Auxiliadora en Bejuco y SonA.
30-Dia de los Difuntos (observado en la Zona del Canal).

Paigina 2


9:15- La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Revista Musical
12:00-Repris6: Novela Semanal
2:19- Repris: Novela Juvenil
4:30-Desde el Hip6dromo
8:00- Cinco Dedos
9:00-Ruta 66
11:30--Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Acci6n en el Mar
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:00- Documental
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Picadillo Humoristico
6:55- Instantineas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30- Sonrisas Colgate
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Las Enfermeras
10:30- Noticias
11:00-Hong Kong
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Los Perseguidores
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:25-Tres Patines Show
6:55- Instantaneas Sociales
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
10:30- Noticias
11:00- Encrucijada
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Randall el Justiciero
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55- Instantineas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30-El Precio Exacto
8:00- C6micos y Canciones
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30- Noticias
11:00- Solo los Valientes
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Pete y Gladys
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15- Navela Semanal
4:00- Documental
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:25-Tres Patines Show
6:55- Instantineas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30- Beverly Ricos
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
10:30- Noticias
11:00- Jefatura 87
11:30 -Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Rev61lver a la Orden
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15- Novela Semanal
4:00-Panorama Panamericano
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55- Instantineas Sociales
7:30- Show de Van Dyke
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9'00-Novela de las 9
9:30-La Jungla de Asfalto
10:30- Club Infantil Televito
11:50-La Comedia Silente
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-De Inter6s Para Usted
1:00-Repris6: Novela de las 5
5:00- Festival de Cartones
5:30- El Pajaro Loco
6:00-El Paso al Noroeste
6:30- Las Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
7:00- Noticias
7:30- Estrellas Palmolive
8:00- Yo Fui Criminal
9:00- Dimensi6n Desconocida
9:30- Los Intocables

Abril 23, 1965


1A Rey



iYa, please. I: -S
iNo me pegues
mds! Coge el cam-
peonato y ddjame
tranquilo ..!" po-
dra titularse esta.
escena en la cual
el ex monarca de
los ligeros pare-
ciera listo a capi-
tular ante elem-
puje del nuevo
Rey de la catego- .
ria "El Tigre Is- '
mael Laguna. .., .




Varios miembros del Club de Equi-
taci6n de la Zona del Canal cabalga-
ron-quizas por primera y Anica vez-
por la ruta usada por el corsario
Henry Morgan y sus pirates en su
viaje de saqueo hacia Panama la
Vieja en 1671.
La cabalgata se inici6 en los esta-
blos del Pacifico en Pedro Miguel y
su primera etapa termin6 8% horas
despu6s en los Establos de Summit.
El viaje de regreso a los Establos del
Pacifico se hizo por una ruta mAs
corta al dia siguiente.
Doce jinetes, entire nifios y adults
(el mas joven de los cuales cuenta
con 11 afios), participaron en la difi-
cil jornada. Sus caballos luciendo
monturas del Oeste de Estados Uni-
dos, estaban equipados ademas con
alforjas, cantimploras y meriendas.
Dirigida por C. J. Holmes, la cabal-
gata cruz6 la jungla hasta llegar al

sendero Chiva Chiva. Una hora mAs
tarde, los jinetes cambiaron de sen-
dero hacia el Parque George Green,
en la Reserva Forestal.
Saliendo del parque, los jinetes cru-
zaron la carretera y tomaron un sen-
dero que habia sido previamente
abierto por obreros del Pacific Saddle
Club. Este sendero estA Ileno de alti-
bajos, que causaron ligero mareo al
mAs joven de los jinetes al alcanzar
el punto mis alto del camino. A6n el
buen humor y la atm6sfera jovial que
reinaban al comenzar la cabalgata se
desvanecian al hacerse mAs dificil el
camino. En un moment una joven
jinete y su silla se deslizaron invo-
luntariamente por la grupa de la
bestia, yendo a parar al suelo.
Los jinetes decidieron detenerse
para almorzar y descansar por un mo-
mento, y tomar aliento preparando
caballos y sillas para el arduo camino

de Las Cruceg que afin tenian por
delante. Los caballos viajarian por
cerca de 3 horas sobre terreno pedre-
goso. Fue este camino de Las Cruces
el usado por Henry Morgan en 1671
en su viaje de rapifia contra la ciudad
de PanamA.
El jefe de los jinetes, Holmes, ase-
gura que este es el primero y uinico
grupo de jinetes que hace el recorrido
despu6s del hist6rico suceso.
Un murci6lago accidentalmente
asustado y la caida de un caballo al
fondo de una barranca (afortunada-
mente salvandose de caer tambi6n el
jinete), fueron s6lo dos de los inci-
dentes que demostraron que tanto
nifios como adults estaban prepara-
dos para las peripecias del camino
de Las Cruces.
El grupo se dirigi6 a los Establos
de Summit pasando por el camino de
la Plantaci6n de Cacao, donde goza-
ron de una opipara cena en el Club
de Golf de Summit, pernoctando alli.
Despu6s de unas cuantas horas de
suefio y terminado el desayuno, el
cansado grupo cabalg6 a trav6s del
camino de Summit, vade6 el Rio
Pedro Miguel, llegando al Pacific
Saddle Club aproximadamente al
mediodia, cansados pero felices.
Los padres de los j6venes que via-
jaban con el grupo se tranquilizaron
al saber que todo el viaje fue con-
trolado por radio por el lider de los
jinetes, con su tel6fono portAtil.
Los miembros del Pacific Saddle
Club que participaron de esta aven-
tura fueron los siguientes: Sra. C. J.
Holmes, Sra. Bea Jensen, Tom Con-
net, Bebe Holmes, Jan Jensen, Ro-
berta McCoy, Virginia y Cathy
Hoyle. Los miembros del Summit
Stable fueron: Sr. y Sra. Howard
Anderson; del Establo de Albrook,
Dean Greig.
Todos los participants recibirAn el
Horseman's Patch por esta jornada,
por la Canal Zone Horseman's Asso-

George G. Graffman
Em6rito Arrocha
Walter Dryja
Clement A. Griffith
Am6rico D.De Le6n
Olmedo Lorlesse V.
Manuel de J. Manzano
Frank L. McIntosh
Faustino Quintero D.
Beryl G. George
Wilson J. Mask
William F. Robinson
Stevenson G. Sealey
Vincent Sealey
Sime6n N. Sobers
Gabino Alveo A.
William W. Baldwin, Jr.

Alfred Brady
Wilbert Dryden
Ralph Harris
Franklin Phillips
Neville Reece
Ganto Hip61lito Torres
Robett Valentine
Lester Wiles

Urencio Alvarez
Pascual Avila
Cristopher Greene
Walword Williams

Frederica 0. Chase
Leandro Chipote
Edgar F. Daggett
Wilbur B. Fall
Anderson N. Francis
Leonard Gordon
Pedro A. Gordon
Jack G. Lenneville
Julio Murillo
Martin Panezo
Elsie E. Park
Thelma M. Sasso
Christopher Sealey
Albert T. Smith
Heriberto Vanegas
L'Dora M. Taylor
JuliAn P. Yearwood

Wendell Folks
Jos6 A. GonzAlez
Odil Herazo
Jack R. Morris
Mary Kate Stephens

Robert Daniel
Donald Grant
James Wharton
Richard Beach
John Buckley
Hubert Edwardo
Raul Leinch
Herbert Payne
John Ross
Edward Blount
James McDade




En un articulo, publicado por el
Clevelander de Cleveland, Ohio,
Randall M. Ruhlman, vicepresidente-
secretario de la CAmara de Comercio
de esa ciudad, relata sus impresiones
sobre la Zona Libre de Col6n, que
acerca al productor con sus consumi-
dores y mantiene inventarios conve-
nientemente cerca de los consumido-
res sin el peligro de que sean des-
proporcionadamente grandes o pe-
quefios en ningin moment.
Guiados el Sr. Ruhlman y su es-
posa, a trav6s de las facilidades de
ese centro de distribuci6n por "el
astuto comerciante panamefio Henry
Simmons Quir6s," quedaron suma-
mente impresionados por el mete6rico
crecimiento de las operaciones en la
Zona Libre. De un pequefio comienzo
en 1953 cuando se efectuaron tran-
sacciones por un total de $14 millo-
nes, ya en 1960 el movimiento sobre-
pasaba los $160 millones, mostrando
una marcada tendencia a aumentar
con un ritmo much mavor.
Muchos se preguntan qu6 es la
Zona Libre de Col6n. SegAn los fun-
cionarios que la operan, es: un area
cercada sin poblaci6n permanent y
Ien donde no se verifican ventas al
por menor. Pueden introducirse alli
mercancias de todas parties del mun-
do sin pagar impuestos ni derechos
consulares de ninguna clase. Alli pue-
den ser depositados, reempacados,
manufacturados, procesados, arma-
dos, rotulados, clasificados, exhibidos,
limpiados, inspeccionados, probados,
o manipulados en cualquier manera
legal y enviados a cualquier destino
en el extranjero.
Agregue usted a esas facilidades la
fantAstica locaci6n de la Zona Libre
de Col6n, en la encrucijada del co-
mercio mundial sobre la entrada

Las Ruedas de Amolar Se Pueden Desintegrar

Un principio de seguridad exige
que las fuerzas tremendas-potencial-
mente peligrosas-sean tratadas con
el debido respeto. Tal sucede con las
piedras o ruedas de amolar, que al
girar a velocidades vertiginosas se las
somete a tensions y fuerzas formi-
El caso que referimos concierne a
un herrero experimentado, que en su
propio taller cometi6 un error grave:
mont6 una rueda de 4 pulgadas por
34 de pulgada de espesor sobre el eje
de una amoladora portitil, accionada
por aire. Sujet6 luego la amoladora
entire las mandibulas de la prensa del
banco de trabajo.
Al empezar a girar, la rueda adqui-
ri6 gran velocidad y estall6 en peda-
zos. Los fragments se le incrustaron
en la cara y el cuerpo. Tuvo suerte al
no perecer en este accident.
La rueda de amolar tenia marcada
como velocidad maxima 3,275 revo-
luciones por minuto, en tanto que la
amoladora portitil giraba seg6n es-
pecificaci6n de fAbrica, a 6,000 r,p.m.
La rueda de amolar era una piedra
,CuAles han sido las causes de este
accident? Para empezar, el orificio
central de la rueda era de un diAme-
tro superior al del eje de la amola-
dora. El herrero decidi6 utilizar un

.' - -i-
^__^ '-. -. a

buje metilico para calzar la rueda.
No se sabe qu6 metal utilize para el
buje ni el grado de eficiencia alcan-
zado en la operaci6n de ajuste. Tam-
poco se sabe si la rueda estaba, al
final, bien centrada o no.
8Qu6 conclusions podemos sacar
de este infortunio para recalcar algu-
nos puntos de seguridad aplicables a
situaciones similares? El error mis
serio, sin duda, fue someter una rueda
de amolar, cuyas especificaciones
sobre velocidad mAxima prescribian
s6lo 3,275 r.p.m., a 6,000 revolucio-
nes por minuto. AdemAs, la rueda no
ajustaba sobre el eje. Si la rueda esta-
ba descentrada, vibraba, patinaba,
etc. al girar a una velocidad superior
a su resistencia, de por fuerza tenia
que estallar.

Cerca de la frontera con Guate-
mala, se levantan en Honduras los
muros de la antigua ciudad Maya de
CopAn, que encierra maravillosas re-
liquias del viejo Imperio de los
Mayas. Templos y palacios yerguen
sus columns de piedra antigua que
revela a los siglos la pujanza de una
raza aborigen que lleg6 a su cenit
desde la primera centuria antes de
Cristo hasta pasado el siglo sexto
despu6s de Cristo.

-- I,

Un par de barcos balleneros peruanos, el Don Crist6bal II, a la izquierda, y el Don Rogelio, vuelven a visitar el
Astillero de Mount Hope para ser sometidos a nuevas reparaciones. El hecho de que hayan retornado al astillero
es muestra de la confianza que los duefios de dichos buques tienen en la calidad de las reparaciones, y la destreza
y capacidad de la Divisi6n Industrial de la Direcci6n de Marina.

Paigina 3





atlantica del Canal de PanamA y se
darA cuenta de que esta Zona Libre
es la mAs convenient en esta parte
del mundo.
El Sr. Ruhlman vi6 que las mayo-
res organizaciones industriales de los
Estados Unidos ya se encuentran ope-
rando alli. Kodak, Gillette, Parke-
Davis, Firestone, Good-Year, Coca-
Cola, Gabriel, Ford, Colgate-Palmo-
live, Squibb-Mathieson, General Tire
and Rubber, Upjohn, son algunos de
los nombres que vi6 al recorrer en
autom6vil, esa zona libre de derechos
que mantiene la Republica de Pa-
namA para conveniencia de fabri-
cantes y compradores.
En cuanto a la moneda, no existen
restricciones o controls de cambio,
ya que la moneda panamefia estA a la
par con el d6lar que circula libre-
mente en ]a Republica de PanamA.
Su visit a la Zona Libre de Col6n,
que funciona como instituci6n aut6-
noma del Gobierno de PanamA, la ter-
min6 el Sr. Ruhlman en Motta Inter-
nacional, S.A., uno de los estableci-
mientos mas acreditados dentro del
area. Al entrar, se encontr6 de inme-
diato en el punto medio de todos los
bazares del mundo y a precious increi-
bles: perfumes de $10 la onza; blusas
tejidas a mano y de hilo a $3.50; blu-
sas de seda a $6; cigarrillos a $1.25 el
cart6n; tres botellas de 40 onzas de
ginebra Beefeather por $8; los mejo-
res whiskies escoceses a $2.25 la bote-
lla y asi por el estilo. S61o que alli no
se podia comprar. Todo se exhibia
para compras con el fin de redistribu-
ci6n. La Zona Libre de Col6n es gi-
gantesca en muchos otros aspects,
ameritando el interns de todos los
hombres de negocios del mundo por
las magnificas ventajas que ofrece.

4. -



Abril 23, 1965

El Gobernador Preside

Comite del Fondo U. t i

El Cobernador de la Zona del Ca- la campania del otofio de 1965, y Fred "
nal, Robert 1. Fleming, Jr., fue re- L. Denton fue designado nuevamente 3
elegido president del Fondo Unido president del comit6e de campana. .
de la Zona del Canal, en la reunion El .uez7 Cuthrie F. Crowe fue nom-
annal celebrada la semana pasada en brado nuevamente president del co- !
el Sal6n de Conferencias del Edificio mite de admisiones, v Daniel F.
d., Administraci6n en Balboa Heights. Sn ider, jefe del commit Ide presupues-
trosf irios principles son: to v asignaciones.'j
Otros funnionarios pineipales son.: l L. Anderson rue nombrado pre-
Mayor Jack N. Donohew, USAF, vi- sidente del comit6 de promoci6n y
cepresidente ejecutivo; Martin J. Ifublicidad.
tHayes YJoseph E. Noonan, vicepre- El informed del president de la
sidentes; j. William Miller, tesorero; campailsa 1964 demostr6 que osta
SRobert S. Jefrey, seeretario. fue Ia ms satisfactoria en los 8 afios
Paul M. Runnestrand fue desig- de historic del Fondo Unido de la
nado nuevamente director ejecutivo; Zona del Canal, permitiendo el finan-
Forrest C. Dunsmoor, subdirector ciamiento del 100 por ciento de las El Capataz es capaz: Ernesto de los Rios es un capataz que se ingenia para
ejecutivo; Arthur J. O'Leary, contra- metas presupuestarias antes de la resolver problems que surgeon en el curso de sus labores. Los conductos
lor; John Montanve, subcontralor; y campafia para 1965 para las 20 agen- el6ctricos que se establecen durante obras de construcci6n siempre han
Lawrence M. Elliman, subtesorero. cias participants, lo mismo que la constituido un problema para los ingenieros el6ctricos, debido, sobre todo,
Ya estv n en march los planes para distribuci6n de $34,527 adicionales. al peligro potential que represent un alambre equivocado que puede llevar
_______en_______oslanspra __________d_$3,52 ______a una conexi6n defectuosa. En las obras que se adelantan para la nueva
escuela de Curund6, Ernesto de los Rios resolvi6 el asunto pintando cada
salida en distinto color, para su identificaci6n fAcil y segura. El sistema de
hum 0 r y alarma de incendios, por ejemplo, lo pint6 en rojo; el sistema de intercomu-
nicaci6n, en verde; el telef6nico en otro tono y en tono diferente el de la
i 1 i corriente el6ctrica. En total, hay ocho circuitos. Los ingenieros de la orga-
nizaci6n del Canal consideran que este m6todo ofrece enormes ventajas y
ahorro de tiempo y energies, si es adoptado en la mayoria de los proyectos
de construcci6n. De los Rios es capataz de la Abright Electrical Construc-
S( tion Co., uno de los subcontratistas de Bildon, Inc., quienes realizan la
edificaci6n de la cafeteria-auditorio de la escuela intermedia de Curundii.

LEA: Y Hable con Conocimiento de Causa


Con motivo de la celebraci6n de la
Semana Nacional de la Biblioteca, del
25 de abril al 19 de mayo, se han
colocado cartelones y afiehes en las
bibliotecas del Sistema de Bibliote-
cas v Museos de la Zona del Canal,
ademabs del lema para esta semana:
"Hable con conocimiento de causa-
La Bibliotecaria Jefe de la Bibliote-
ca-Museo de la Zona del Canal, Sra.
Eleanor D. Burnham, entreg6 las es-
tadisticas que demuestran que los re-
sidentes de la Zona del Canal siguen
en este lema. El uso, circulaci6n total
de los libros, documents, etc., alcan-
zaron un record de 51,242 el mes
pasado. Se registraron records ante-
riormente en marzo del 64 con 39,238
y en octubre del mismo afio la circu-
laci6n total ascendi6 a 47,038.
Los lectores tienen a su disposici6n
las comodidades de la biblioteca prin-
cipal, v las distintas sucursales en
Crist6bal, Paraiso, y Rainbow City,
ademais existen algunas bibliotecas

que circulan en varias comunidades, el future miembro debe presentar un
etc. "certificado de ceguera" de su oftal-
La Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal m61ogo.
tambi6n cuenta con un program ac- letoe cieglo ha iem o8usod est
tivo para lectores ciegos. La biblio- lectures ciegos ban heeho uso de este
teca tambi6n raletores un cents ro de difu- sistema. Uno de ellos es Charles F.
tecsi6n para tamlibron es n parlantres, ade dife Williams, quien trabaj6 en la cons-
sinar autorizada parlantes,omar prestados trucci6n del Canal y que tiene casi
estar autorizada para tomar prestados 9 a v b e utilizando este
tocadiscos de la Biblioteca del Con- 90 afios, y ha venido utilizando este
Ssistema desde 1960. Williams es el
greso para ser usados por lectures, suegro de la Sra. Beverly Williams,
cuando sea necesario, ademas de li- del personal de la Biblioteca de la
bros parlantes (discos de larga dura- Zona del Canal
ci6n), de una division de la Biblioteca El miembro mis reciente es Joslyn
El miembro mis reciente es Joslyn
NPiblica de Nueva York Ilamada A. Lewis. En el mes de febrero reci-
Biblioteca para los Ciegos. bi6 un tocadiscos de la Biblioteca del
Las reglas para el uso de estos ma- Congreso. Gracias a la generosa
teriales son estrietas. Es la responsa- i acci6n de un miembro del American
bilidad de la Biblioteca-Museo de la Legion, Freeman Cook, quien atiende
Zona del Canal el observer el cum- la correspondencia y demas de Lewis,
plimiento de estas reglas. General- 6ste se ha establecido ya como miem-
mente, este material estA patentado, bro activo para tomar prestados libros
por lo que los que lo utilicen no po- parlantes.
dran permitir que sus amistades lo Lewis es veteran de la I Guerra
hagan tambi6n, pues esto constituiria i Mundial, empleado jubilado de los
una violaci6n de la ley de patentes. Armed Services v miembro del
Para tener opci6n a estos privilegios, American Legion.

Mi' ja, estoy exhaust. No te puedes imoginar lo que un supervisor tiene que .


Empezando el viernes 30 de los co-
rrientes habri tres noches musicales
consecutivas cuando miembros del
"Capitulo Encrucijada," de Sweet
Adeline, Inc., se sumen a los varoni-
les "Discordantes" en el Little
Theatre de Crist6bal, en France Field,
en un program conjunto.
Ambos grupos ofrecerin n6meros
del conocido cuarteto "Pan-Canettes";
asi como el recidn formado cuarteto
"Zone Tones" y dos conjuntos cono-
cidos como las "Bellezas de la Granja"
v los "Patri-8."
Los "Discordantes" se especializan
en canciones de barberia y ya han
aparecido en funciones del Little
Theatre de Crist6bal.
Ademnis de sus especialidades, los
grupos presentarin coros de hombres
v mujeres, los Bailadores de Char-
leston, los "Cheer Leaders" y a Andy
Metzger, de Gatun, con so banyo.
Cecelia Gove dirige a los Sweet
Adelines y Dick Duncan a los Dis-
La funci6n empieza a las 8 de la
noche el viernes 30, sabado 19 y
domingo 2 de mayo.

I ..'-;;K*2

- -"p.


EL CAMPEON MUNDIAL Y PEQUEfO ADMIRADOR.-El Campe6n Mundial de Peso Ligero, Ismael La-
guna, firma el libro de aut6grafos al niflo Adam Wargacki, Jr., al salir de la estaci6n de television de las Fuerzas
Armadas del Comando Sur el lunes por la tarde. El pequefio Adam, nue vio la entrevista por television, hizo que
su madre lo llevara a toda prisa a ver a su idolo. El pequefio es hijo del Sargento de Primera Clase Adam
Wargacki fisioterapeuta en el Fuerte Clayton. Laguna fue entrevistado por Tombs A. Cupas, de la Oficina de
Informaci6n del Canal de Panama.

Pagina 4

iDeberia haber traido
mis zapatos de Seguridad!


Mancha y Gato

Visitaran Poblados

Mancha y Gato, los famosos bu-
rritos del Canal de Panamd, que
viven en los Jardines Summit en
la Zona del Canal, estdn convir-
tiendose en una especie de tradi-
cidn, en lo que concierne a los
nitios panameiios. Los simpdticos
burritos son parte de las atraccio-
nes de las ferias de la repdiblica,
pues ofrecen paseos gratis a los
niios, y ademds, en los ultimos
ailos, los dos burritos han entrado
a former parte del program de
recreacidn de verano para las co-
munidades latinoamericanas.
Este aiio, como algunos ante-
riores, Mancha y Gato permane-
cerdn por 2 dias en cada una de
las comunidades latinoamericanas,
como parte del program de re-
creaci6n de verano de 1965, ofre-
ciendo paseos a todo nihfo que no
pese mds de 75 libras.
Los burritos hardn visits a cada
comunidad de 2 a 4 p.m. en los
dias aqui seialados:
Abril 26 y 27, Santa Cruz, Cam-
po de Juegos; abril 29 y 30, Rain-
bow City, contiguo al gimnasio
cercano a la ehoza de los Boy
Scouts; mayo 19 y 2, Paraiso,
campo de juegos, detrds del edifi-
cio de la Escuela Superior. Estu-
vieron en Pedro Miguel el lunes y
el martes pasados.

Un Show Musical

En Rainbow City
Various miembros del Arpeggio Glee
Club, de Rainbow City, estain ensa-
yando algunas piezas musicales para
]a presentaci6n de un gran concerto
titulado "Misica en el Aire," el cual
se llevarzi a cabo en el Auditorio de
Rainbow City, el domingo 25 de
abril, a partir de las 4:30 p.m.
El director del especticulo sera
Albert A. Griffith, renombrado m6si-
co del sector Atlhintico, actuando
tambien otros prestigiosos talents
Aquellas personas que estbn inte-
resadas en asistir pueden obtener los
boletos de manos de cualquier miem-
bro del club.

Esclusas de Miraflores 1,763
Esclusas de GatUin .---- 337
Las Cruces, 2 viajes 120
Reina Manuelita, 3 viajes -- 82
Visitantes del Cerro Contra-
tista 75
Total -------2,377

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