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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: February 11, 1966
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: VID00549
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Gift of the Panama Canal Iuseum

Vol. IV, No. 34 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, February 11, 1966

HORSEmeAT on CREW'S menu

15th Century Spanish

Caravel Transits Canal

A ship which at first glance looks
like a Chinese junk has been the
object of curiosity at the Balboa
Yacht Club where she was berthed
this week.
She is the Olatrane San Lucas, a
duplicate of a 15th century caravel
and registered in Bayona, Spain. Her
captain is Carlos Etayo, a retired
lieutenant of the Spanish Navy. Dis-
placement of the vessel is 40 tons,
Panama Canal net tonnage, 29.81.
She paid $21.60 in tolls, plus $7.50
in miscellaneous fees. She has neither
motor nor radio. The Olatrane is
moved by the wind in her sails and
strong arms at the oars. She was
towed through the Panama Canal by
a U.S. Army vessel.
How did this caravel of Spain's
golden age reach the Panama Canal?
Here is the story. The voyage of this
ship, which is the most exact replica
of the smallest ships used by the
Discoverer of America on his first
voyage, began 3 years ago when
Captain Etayo was on the Atlantic
Ocean on the Nifia II following the
course of Columbus. At this time he
realized that several changes would
have to be made on the hull of the
ship to facilitate navigation.
After selling the Nifia II in New
York, he returned to Spain and began
the construction of his new ship, in
Camposancos de Pontevedra. At the
beginning of July 1965, the ship was
ready to go to sea. This time Captain
Etayo decided to follow the course
of Ferdinand Magellan when he dis-
covered the Straits named for him.
Captain Etayo gathered together
a crew, including three who had
sailed with him on the Nifia II. The
rest of the crew included eight
Spaniards,. a Frenchman, and an
American. The group included two
doctors, a marquis, a veteran of the
French Foreign Legion, a confec-
tionery expert who had worked in
the leading European hotels (need-
less to say, he was made cook aboard
the Olatrane). and a refrigeration
technician whose services were not
utilized during the voyage. All had
one thing in common-the spirit of

Mrs. Walter H. Glynn of West Des
Moines, Iowa, National President of
the American Legion Auxiliary, will
be a guest of the Panama Canal De-
partment, American Legion Auxi-
liary, February 16-18. A luncheon in
her honor will be given by Waid
Post No. 2 February 17 and that
evening a reception will be held at
Post No. 1 American Legion Home,
Fort Amador.

It was decided the voyage would
be made under the same conditions
that existed during Magellan's
voyage. Navigation would be done
by a rudimentary compass and a
sextant. A wood fire would be used
for cooking and even the nails used
in the construction would be those
used in that period.
Of course, this measure affected
the ship's larder, too. Only food
known in Magellan's day would be
eaten by the crew members. The diet
included the following foods: salted
dried ham, horsemeat, rice, lentils,
beans, chick peas, cheese, honey,
garlic, and onions. They took a
supply of fresh fruit also, but this
was soon gone. They carried neither
corn nor potatoes since these staples
were unknown in Magellan's time.
Complementing the provision were
800 liters of Navarra red wine and
200 liters of white wine of San Lucar
de Barrameda.
The only modern articles on the
(Continued on p. 4)

Good Spanish wine is welcome any-
time. A member of the crew aboard
the Olatrane San Lucas, a replica of
the smallest ships used by Columbus
on his first voyage, takes a drink from
a Spanish "bota." The 15th century
caravel transited the Panama Canal
January 31.

Less Waiting

For Travelers

On Cristobal
For the convenience of passengers
sailing from the Canal Zone aboard
the SS Cristobal for New Orleans, the
Panama Canal Transportation Branch
has announced that vaccination cer-
tificates are being examined and deck
chair rental being collected on the
Isthmus when passengers pick up
their tickets.
Formerly, passengers had to pre-
sent their vaccination documents to
the purser and pay rental for the
deck chairs to the deck steward after
the ship left the dock.
Under the new system, passengers
may pay deck chair rental and get a
receipt at the time they receive their
tickets. Upon boarding the SS Cris-
tobal, they can attach the receipt to
any deck chair that is not already
Examination of vaccination certifi-
cates at the time tickets are obtained
eliminates standing in line at the
purser's office after the ship sails.

The Olatrane San Lucas, a replica of a 15th century caravel, pauses at the
Port of Balboa after crossing the Atlantic from the Port of Bayona in Spain.

Rubelio Quintero is Promoted

To Electrical Section Chief

One of the top jobs in the Panama
Canal Engineering Division was
assumed last week by Rubelio Quin-
tero, Panamanian professional engi-
neer, who was promoted to the posi-
tion of Chief of the Electrical Sec-
tion of the Electrical Mechanical
Quintero, who lives on 36th Street
in Panama City, moves up to his new
job from Supervisory Electrical En-
gineer and succeeds Allen K. Miller,
now Chief of the Electrical-Mechan-
ical Branch of the Engineering Divi-
sion. He will supervise five other
engineers and technicians and will
have charge of the design of all Canal
organization electrical installations in
the Canal Zone.
Born and educated in Panama, he
is the grandson of Manuel Quinte-
ro V., one of the founders of the
Republic. But Rubi has had a cos-
mopolitan background. His father,
Di6genes Quintero, was educated in
the United States, and his mother,
the former Hilda Piza, is of English
extraction and was educated in
He is a graduate of Balboa High
School and attended the University
of Southern California, where he
received a degree in electrical engi-
neering. In addition to Spanish and
English, he has a good command of
French and German.
He started working for the Canal
in 1940 as a tracer in the former
Office Engineers and has held a num-
ber of positions in the electrical engi-
neering branch. Although he studied
power in school, he has become a
specialist in illumination for the
Engineering Division.
He studied indoor and outdoor

Last Week's Visitors
Miraflores Locks -.-_- ....- 2,244
Gatun Locks 349
Las Cruces,
partial transits, 4 __ ______ 240
Reina Manuelita,
partial transits, 3 __ 77
Purification Plant visitors 28
Summit Gardens visitors ___ 257
Library-Museum visitors __ 90
Grand total ._-_____ 3,285

lighting with General Electric in
Cleveland, Ohio, and Henderson-
ville, N.C., and also with Sylvania in
Boston, Mass. He has been enrolled
in various supervisory and manage-
ment courses offered by the Panama
Canal and the radiation shielding
course offered by the University of
Quintero is responsible for the
design of the lighting system which
was installed in the Panama Canal
channel approaches and in Gaillard
Cut, a job of which he is particularly
proud. He also has had charge of
the design of all the street lighting
and other illumination projects in the
Canal Zone during recent years.
He was assistant chief of the Elec-
trical Mechanical Branch during the
time that the 60-cycle Conversion
Branch was separated from this unit.
In addition to the work with the
Canal organization, Quintero spent
2 years teaching in the Panama Uni-
versity School of Engineering and
He is a registered professional en-
gineer in Panama and the Canal

Bulk Carrier

Makes Full

Night Transit
Another first was chalked up by
the Panama Canal one night late in
January when the 655-foot bulk
carrier Allen D. Christensen made
the Canal transit from ocean to
ocean during night hours. It was the
largest commercial vessel ever to
make a complete transit after dark.
The vessel arrived at Miraflores
Locks from Balboa at 7:23 p.m. and
cleared Gatun at 4 a.m. the follow-
ing morning. Extra lighting was fur-
nished at Miraflores and Pedro
Miguel Locks chambers by the
vessel's own cargo lights and by the
boom mounted locomotive lights
being tested for night transits at
Gatun Locks.
According to a report on the transit
from the Marine Director, the transit
proceeded in a normal manner with-
out incident. Lockage times were the
same as in daylight, being 57 minutes
in Miraflores, 39 minutes in Pedro
Miguel and 65 minutes in the locks
at Gatun. The pilots were Capt.
William Clute and Capt. Leonard
Hart, two of the Canal's most capable
Regular night transit through the
locks for the larger ships arriving
for transit, is one of the problems
which Panama Canal authorities are
trying to solve in efforts to increase
the Canal capacity and speed traffic.
Some ships which can proceed
through Gaillard Cut at night are
not scheduled to go through the locks
after dark. This applies to ships with
beams of 80 feet or more.
Of the 1,062 ocean-going vessels
that transited last month, the busiest
January in the history of the Canal,
there were 137 ships with a length
of more than 575 feet and 89 with
beans of more than 80 feet.
The list included the giant Essi
Gina with a beam of 102 feet and
a length of more than 800 feet. The
Essi Gina also was one of the three
ships permitted to transit during the
month with a draft of more than 39
feet. The two others with a 39 foot
plus draft were the Heroic and the
Transit of the deep draft ships was
(Continued on p. 4)


Official notice of his promotion to Chief of Electrical Section of the Elec-
trical Mechanical Branch is presented to Rubelio Quintero, left, by E. W.
Zelnick, Designing Engineer of the Panama Canal.


February 11, 1966



deadlines tor the February 25 issue
due to Washington's Birthday Feb-
ruary 22, a holiday for most Panama
Canal employees.
Material intended for February 25
publication should be in the Panama
Canal Press Office not later than
Friday afternoon, February 18.
Urgent material only can be received
and processed for use the same week
as late as noon Monday, February 21.
Mail material to PANAMA SPILLWAY,
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Guatemala is primarily an agricul-
tural country, its climate and soil
being extremely favorable for produc-
tion. Coffee, the main crop, accounts
for about 70 percent of the country's
revenue from exports.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it are
made available 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.


Gary Wade Irving, son of Mr. and
Joseph E. Irving of Margarita, re-
ceived a degree in biotechnology
from the College of Engineering,
University of California, Los Angeles,
Calif., at the "Mid Year Observance"
for graduating seniors at Dickson Art
Parterre on the campus. Irving, a
1961 graduate of Cristobal High
School, was a scholarship student
with the NASA Program at the
university last summer. He has
entered the Graduate College of the
University of Arizona, at Tucson, to
study "systems engineering."

A lone vehicle is involved in about
half of all fatal traffic accidents,
states a new study published by the
U.S. Highway Research Board.
Faulty driver behavior causes 25
percent of all such accidents, ex-
cessive speed, 24 percent, and drink-
ing or drugs, 14 percent.

Graduate of BHS


Court Member
A local beauty who also is a brain
-j -was chosen recently as a member of
the court of the sweetheart of Sigma
Chi at Syracuse University.
She is Patricia Janssen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Janssen of Balboa,
a sophomore at Syracuse where she
is studying political science and
She became a member of the court
of the new sweetheart as a runner-up
for the title, in competition with
hundreds of other Syracuse Univer-
sity co-eds.
The crowning of the Sigma Chi
ia Janssen sweetheart at the annual Sweetheart
Ball has long been a tradition on the
Syracuse campus and at the chapters
'Jerry of the fraternity throughout the
United States. The Sweetheart Ball
t Safe is a major wintertime social function
for Syracuse students.
line An attractive brunette, Miss
Janssen fits the requirements for the
n written about the modern version of the sweetheart of
plastic "jerry" can Sigma Chi who, these days, must
rned after its World have scholastic standing as well as
nterpart. It has been beauty.
industry is now in She was graduated from Balboa
writingg a commercial High School in 1964 in the top half
when met, will allow of her class and was a member of
cans in certain situa- the National Honor Society. She
le liquid containers, attended Canal Zone College for a
ich use will depend year and since entering Syracuse this
completion of sev- fall has been earning top grades in
standards including her studies.
)static pressure tests, A Syracuse newspaper, describing
tance, and weight the Sigma Chi sweetheart candidates,
on, minimum wall said that the tastes of the fraternity
e specified. In some have changed regarding the appear-
tter plastic cans sur- ance of their dream girl since the
tests better than did fraternity song, "The Sweetheart of
Information will be Sigma Chi" became a nationwide hit
becomes available, back in the early 20's.
cans that meet a The Syracuse chapter no longer
nized standard are requires its official sweetheart to
a Canal gas stations have blue eyes and golden hair in
o bar the sale of accordance with the song's lyric.
stic cans because of There were many brunette contes-
tants in this year's contest, and there
were brown eyes, gray eyes and hazel
i vI shades in addition to blue.
es Early A departure from the strictly party
SIssue girl of the 1920's the 1966 sweetheart
. 25 Issue has to be community minded. The
a 1-day advance in application blank calls for a listing
S1 ..c of her activities and honors.


Members of the Cristobal Rainbow Girls, Assembly No. 2 who presented toys to the Children's Ward, Coco Solo
Hospital, are shown with their sponsors and Dr. Patrick Tisdale, Chief of Pediatrics, Coco Solo Hospital, and
Lt. Col. Otis E. Bridgeford, Director of Coco Solo Hospital. From left: Jane Bridgeford, Rosalie Hewitt,
Mary Clement, Dr. Tisdale, Mary Pope, Mrs. Mrs. Peggy Smith, Suzanne Smith, Mary Torstenson, Lieutenant
Colonel Bridgeford, and Miss Grace Williams.

Plastic "

Cans No

For Gas(

Much has bee
hazards of the
which was patter
War II metal cou
learned that the
the process of w
standard which,'
the use of such c
tions as flammab
Criteria for su
upon successful
eral performance
drop tests, hydro
petroleum resis
loss. In additic
thickness will be
instances, the be
vived the drop t
the metal ones.
passed on as it b
Until plastic
nationally recog
available Panam
will continue t
gasoline into pla
the fire hazard.


For Feb.

There will be

Port Newark

Import Center

Being Expanded
Port Newark, operated by the Port
of New York authority, is the United
States' main import center for frozen
meats and foreign cars. In 1964 it
handled more than 4 million tons of
cargo. When the current development
program is complete it is expected to
handle 6 million tons a year.
Facilities include 31 deep water
berths and 707 acres of land, 30 miles
of rail track, 24 cargo distribution
buildings totaling 2,600,000 square
feet, 18 new or rehabilitated ter-
minal buildings and more than 100
acres of paved upland area.
Six new berths are being built and
another 70 acres of paved upland are
being provided. Another improve-
ment completed recently is a vast
public cold storage warehouse for
the frozen foods trade.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
February 12, 1966

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:05 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Snow White And The Seven
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Guns Of August
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Spartacus
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Fri., 7:00 p.m.-The

Sat.-Crack In The World
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-They Rode
Sun.-Mon.-The Iperess File
Tues.-Gunmen Of The Rio Grande
Wed.-To Kill A Mockingbird
Thurs.-Land Of The Pharaohs
Fri.-The Outlaws Is Coming
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Passport
To China
Saturday, 8:15 p.m.-Fluffy
Sun.-I Saw What You Did
Tues.-To Kill A Mockingbird
Wed.-The Iperess File
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Gunmen Of The Rio Grande
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Sat.-Sun.-Lord Jim
Mon.-The Ugly American
Tues.-The Birds
Wed.-Thurs.-The Art Of Love
Fri.-Taffy And The Jngle Hunter
Sat.-The Satan Bug
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Badman's
Tues.-The Vicious Circle
Wed.-Springfield Rifle
Thurs.-Back Street
Friday Owl Show, 10 p.m.-Man Who
Turned To Stone

Sat.-Major Dundee
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-Manhunt In
The Jungle
Sun.-In Harm's Way
Tues.-Crack In The World
Thurs.-The Vicious Circle
Fri.-Springfield Rifle

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC-
Saturday, February 12, 1966
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
The Black Shield Of Falworth-Tony
Curtis: A dashing hero . regains
family's honor during the knighthood
days of England. (Color.) T-110 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet-Don Knotts:
Comedy of a man who miraculously
turns into a fish ahid helps win the war.
(Family Medal.) T-116 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Lancelot And Guinevere-A story of King
Arthur. T-120 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible
Man-Two comedians, newly-graduated
private detectives, solve a mystery with
the help of the invisible man.
T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Ride A Crooked Trail-Audie Murphy, Gia
Scala: Blazing guns lined the trail to
adventure. (Color.) T-95 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Gunsmoke-Audie Murphy: Hero outsmarts
lawless attackers, saves ranch, and cattle.
(Technicolor.) T-85 mins.
oAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.

Irate Knoxville, Tenn., motorists
reported to police that an uniden-
tified driver has rigged a spray gun
beneath his rear fender. When a car
follows too closely, the motorists
said, he lets loose with a squirt of
paint, covering the body and wind-
shield of the second vehicle.

"Yes, I did say to move the cooler across the hall, but I meant . !"

Page 2




Rainbow Girls

Give Hospital

Toys for Tots
All little children like toys-even
when they aren't feeling too well.
And just about everybody like cakes
and cookies!
When the Cristobal Rainbow Girls,
Assembly No. 2, heard that the Chil-
dren's Ward at Coco Solo Hospital
was in need of some toys for the little
patients they decided to remedy the
The girls baked cakes and cookies,
sold them and raised $100. With this
money an assortment of toys was
The Rainbow Girls gathered at the
Library of Coco Solo Hospital and
presented the toys to Dr. Patrick
Tisdale, Chief of Pediatrics, Coco
Solo Hospital, who accepted the
toys on behalf of the hospital. Lt. Col.
Otis Bridgeford, Director of Coco
Solo Hospital was also present when
the toys' donation was made.
The following Rainbow Girls made
the presentation: Mary Pope, Out-
going Worthy Advisor; Mary Cle-
ment, Incoming Worthy Advisor;
Mary Torstenson, Incoming Worthy
Associate Advisor; Rosalie Hewitt,
Incoming Drill Leader; Jane Bridge-
ford, Outgoing Recorder; Suzanne
Smith, Incoming Sister of Faith. Also
present were Mrs. Peggy Smith,
Mother Advisor, and Miss Grace
Williams, Worthy Matron of Royal
Palm No. 2, Chapter, who are spon-
sors of the Cristobal Rainbow Girls,
Assembly No. 2.

? __ i I-*

February 11, 1966


Charity Carnival Opens

Tonight at France Field

The Vincentian Fathers' annual their famous "Barbers:
charity carnival opens tonight and Saturday's program
continues through Sunday night at the following events:
the France Field hangar of the Canal wood Derby, with your
Zone Civil Air Club on the Atlantic in action in their homo
side of the Isthmus. cars; 4 to 7 p.m., pot
The carnival will be open from 6 with favorite home
to 10 tonight and from 2 to 10 p.m. 6 p.m., exhibition of
Saturday and Sunday. There is no monial dances perform
admission charge. Scout Explorer group,
There will be fun games for chil- Arrow; 7:30 p.m., karal
dren and skill games for adults, tion.
Homemade cakes and pies, Italian Sunday, a concert
submarine and meatball sandwiches, by the 79th U.S. Armn
hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, Ambassadors of Music
beer, soda, and coffee will be 5 p.m.; and from 8:30 t
available. will be music by the po
Pony rides are planned and on group, "The Castaway
Saturday the Panama Canal's famous The Panama Canal ,
burritos, Mancha and Gato, will carnival will have a:
come from Summit Gardens to give colored photographs (
rides to the small children, and its installations,
This evening, from 8 to 8:30 p.m., vision views will offer
The Sweet Adelines and the Dis- narration of the history
chords will sing favorite songs in and operation of the Pa

hop style."
will feature
4 p.m., Pine-
ig Cub Scouts
made racing
t luck supper
nade dishes;
Indian cere-
med by the
Order of the
te demonstra-

will be given
y band, "The
c," from 4 to
o 9 p.m. there
pular teenage
section of the
n exhibit of
of the Canal
and selectro-
an illustrated
, construction
anama Canal.

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,' 9

Karen and Richard Biesanz pause briefly on their Latin American "wander-
jahr" to visit the Canal Zone and Panama. Although Richard had been here
before he didn't remember much-he was 3 years old at the time.

2-Month Honeymoon Trip

Becomes Hemisphere Tour

Karen and Richard Biesanz, of
Detroit, Mich., married last July,
went to Paraguay for what was
supposed to be a 2-month honeymoon
and visit with Richard's parents, who
were living there at that time.
Seven months and eight countries
later found the young couple in Pan-
ama en route to Costa Rica, where
they plan to teach until next fall.
During their Paraguayan sojourn,
the Biesanz taught English and
worked on community projects as
they traveled about the country
learning about its people and places,
studying each village and its in-
habitants with the interest of a
Later they went to Santiago, Chile,
where they worked as anthropologist-
assistants to Dr. James Clifton, a
U.S. anthropologist, doing research
on the Mapuche Indians of Chile.
Traveling by bus and train, they
visited all the South American coun-
tries with the exception of Bolivia
and Venezuela. In each country they
remained only a short time in the
large cities, going to the smaller com-
munities for a closer observation of
true native cultures.
This was not Richard's first visit
to Panama and the Canal Zone. He
was here some years ago with his
parents, John and Mavis Biesanz,
well-known sociologists and authors
of several books. John Biesanz was
appointed by the State Department
as U.S. Visiting Professor of Sociology

to the University of Panama in 1946.
During this time, and on several
other visits to the Isthmus, the
Biesanz made extensive studies of
the sociological aspects of Panama
and her people. As a result of these
careful studies and observations the
Biesanz wrote People Of Panama, a
well-known survey, used as a refer-
ence in the United States, and widely
read in Panama and the Canal Zone.
Karen and Richard attended Oak-
land University in Michigan. Richard
has done graduate work at the Uni-
versity of Rochester, in New York,
and Karen, at Alfred University, also
in New York State. Both are planning
to return to graduate schools in the
fall. Meanwhile, on the Biesanz
itinerary are Costa Rica and Mexico,
and a little Biesanz, who will
probably make an appearance in

.:vW~h^ .,ssc ..'.


DOROTHY B. MOODY MEMORIAL GIFT.-Dr. Shepard S. Clark, left, dean of men at Canal Zone College,
acting on behalf of the donor, Miss Bernardine Hanna, presented a copy of Dmitry Kessel's "Splendors of
Christendom: Great Art and Architecture In European Churches," to Joseph Kane, college librarian, as a mem-
orial gift to the Canal Zone College in honor of the late Dr. Dorothy B. Moody. Miss Hanna, who retired from
Canal service in 1962 as a teacher in the Ancon Elementary School, bought the book to give to Dr. Moody as a
personal gift. Miss Hanna asked, following Dr. Moody's death, that the book be given to the Canal Zone College
where Dr. Moody was dean of women and head of the English Department.


By Emily J. Price

Graham Greene's The Comedians,
a narrative of love, terror, and
.anguish, is set in Haiti. With alter-
nating comedy, irony and grim
violence, the lives of the characters

are woven into a pattern of sustained
and mounting suspense. Such is
Greene's skill as a story teller that
the reader is carried along fascinated
in spite of the sombreness of the sub-
ject and the novel's preoccupation
with failure.
Barbara Luchman in The Proud
Tower continues the type of literate
narrative history which made The
Guns of August so popular. Sub-titled
"A Portrait of the World Before the
War, 1890-1914," this book is filled
with vivid characterizations of indi-
viduals prominent in the history of
the time. Mrs. Luchman divides the
book into eight sections, each dealing
with an important topic of the history
of Western Europe or the United
States. These include the Edwardian
era in England, the Dreyfus case in
France, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany,
and the European Socialist move-
ment. Well illustrated with photog-
raphs of many historic figures, this
book accomplishes the author's pur-
pose "to discover the quality of the
world from which the Great War
A beautiful Greek island is the
stage for a strange love story, The
Magus, by John Fowles. (A Magus!
is defined as a magician or juggler.)
Remembered for his compelling short
novel The Collector, Fowles, in his
second novel, presents a bizarre
group of characters in a lengthy
treatment of a highly unusual plot.
In Lionheart, Alexander Fullerton
builds up to the encounter of an
8-year-old English boy with an
escaped circus lion. Considerable
suspense is created as the boy is the
only one who knows where the

Coming Events

11-Annual Press Ball, sponsored by the
Panamanian Newspaperman's Syn-
dicate, Panama Hilton Hotel Patio,
at 8 p.m. Tickets may be obtained
at the entrance.
-Balboa High School vs. Cristobal High
School at Coco Solo Ball Park at
7 p.m. (Baseball game.)
-Tennis: (Boys), Balboa High School vs.
Canal Zone College at the Balboa
Tennis Courts at 7 p.m.
-St. Luke's Cathedral Spring Festival at
Morgan's Garden, Gaillard High-
way from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
12-Abraham Lincoln's Birthday.
12-18-Central American Folklore Festival
at the Olympic S'adiumn, Panama
City, sponsored by the Panama

Tourist Office and the Panamanian
Department of Fine Arts and
14-Saint Valentine's Day.
15-Baseball: Balboa High School vs.
Schools Division Athletic Club at
Balboa Stadium at 7 p.m. Canal
Zone vs. Cristobal High School at
Coco Solo Ball Park at 7 p.m.
17-Panama Open Golf Tournament for
the Viceroy Trophy at the Panama
Golf Club course, February 17
through February 20. The "Golf
Clinic" will be held on Wednesday,
February 16, followed by a cock-
tail party. Tickets for all events
may be obtainedat at all Canal Zone
Golf Clubs and at the Panama Golf

Outdoor Art Show

At Stevens Circle


3 ] IIIIThe National League of American
.11 Penwomen, Panama and Canal Zone
lion is hidden. The outcome is sur- Branch, will hold its second annual
prisingy heartwarming. Outdoor Show Saturday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in Stevens Circle. The show
Amnesia, narcotics, a distraught is open to all interested artists- in
young man with two beautiful fian- both the Canal Zone and the
c6es, and a determined lawyer all Republic.
combine into a readable thriller, Chairman Char Miller will be on
The Windy Side of the Law, by hand to register exhibiting artists.
Sara Woods. Once again Antony There is a $1 registration fee for en-
Maitland, the amateur sleuth of tering the show. Space will be avail-
Trusted Like the Fox, untangles the able on a first come, first served.basis,
puzzle. Armchair detectives will and exhibitors must stay with their
enjoy this one. work as long as it is on display.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Headlines
1:02- Sacred Heart
1:45-The Christophers
2:00-Parade of Sports
2:15-NCAA Basketball
3:45- "Parade of Sports" (Cont.)
4:00-Sunday Playhouse:
"Bond Street"
5:30-Ted Mack
6:30-Where the Action Is
6:55-TeleNews Weekly Newsreel
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-SCN News
9:05-River Boat
10:00 -Focus on Today
10:15-Social Security In Action
Final Edition Headlines

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The Magic Room
6:30-Frontiers of Knowledge
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-I've Got A Secret
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Festival Frenzy
9:00-SCN News
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"The Perry Como Show"
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15- Monday Night Movie:
"The Ox Bow Incident"
Final Edition Headlines

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-MET-"Language In Action"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Fractured Flickers
7:30-Mr. & Mrs. Adams and Eve
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Hollywood Palace
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Greatest Show on Earth
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15- Film Festival:
"Battle of the Sexes"
Final Edition Headlines

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30- Report: Armed Forces News
6:30-Armed Forces Feature Report
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-To Tell the Truth

7:30-Assignment Underwater
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Wednesday Night at the Movies:
"Forever Amber"
9:55-SCN Open House
Final Edition Headlines

5:00- SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30--Report: Issues and Answers
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-College Bowl
7:30-The Third Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Jimmy Dean Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Coronado Nine
9:30-Bick Leave (Special)
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theatre:
"Satellite In The Sky"
Final Edition Headlines

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Man In Space
6:30-The Air Force Story
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-"What's My Line?"
7:30-Danny Thomas
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05- Shotgun Slade
10:00- Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
"Thieves Highway"
Final Edition Headlines

1:00--SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:15-"Felixathe Cat"
1:30-"Crusader Rabbit"
1:45-"Mack and Myer"
2:00-"Captain Kangaroo"
3:00-Saturday Playhouse:
"The Ox Bow Incident"
4:15- Armed Forces Military Report
4:30- Championship Wrestling
5:20-"Birth of the Camera"
5:30-This Is the Life
6:00-Weekend '65
6:20-C.Z. Calendar
6:30-Salute to the States:
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The King Family
7:30-High Road to Danger
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Miss Teenage America Pageant
9:25- The Tonight Show
10:00-Focus on Today
11:00- The Late Movie: "Federal Man'

Page 3


February 11, 1966


Plan for

Their Week
The Canal Zone Society of Profes-
sional Engineers is again sponsoring
the annual observation of National
Engineers' Week. Also participating
are the Society of American Military
Engineers and the Canal Zone Regis-
tration Board of Architects and
An interesting schedule of events
has been prepared by A. P. Mann,
P.E., chairman of National Engineers'
Week for 1966. All members of the
participating organizations, their
guests, and other interested persons
are urged to attend the various events
scheduled as follows:
At a time and date yet to be
announced, an Engineers-Science
Quiz for Canal Zone High School
students on SCN-TV.
Wednesday, February 23, the "En-
gineers for a Day" program. This will
consist of a tour of Canal Zone points
of engineering interest by a selected
group of a high school students under
the guidance of professional engi-
neers. The day's program will in-
clude a luncheon.
On Thursday, February 24, the
Annual Engineers' Stag Boat Ride
on the cranebcat Atlas, will leave the
Diablo Dredging Division Pier at
5 p.m. on a tour of the Pacific Canal
approach area for inspection of the
Navigational Aids System, returning
at 9 p.m. Dinner and refreshments
will be served. Reservations may be
obtained by calling Joe Watson at
Balboa 4126 during working hours.
Friday, February 25, the National
Engineers' Week Dinner-Dance will
be held at Albrook Air Force Base
Officers' Open Mess. A social hour
will begin at 6:30 p.m., dinner will
be served at 7:30 and there will be
dancing from 9 to midnight. An
orchestra will be provided. Ticket
and reservations may be obtained by
calling Joe Watson at Balboa 4126.

Ocii Destination

Of Health Bureau

Club Excursion
The Health Bureau Club, whose
members are Canal Zone Health
Bureau employees from both sides of
the Isthmus, are planning their 7th
annual outing to the interior of
Panama Sunday, March 13.
The committee in charge of select-
ing the excursion site, after visiting
several places in the interior, has
selected Ocs' for this year's outing.
"Nifio Mill6n," CAndido Aizpursia
Guevara, was born there, and the
Posada de San Sebastian, built almost
entirely of petrified wood, is located
These trips to the interior are made
from time to time to better acquaint
those living in Panama and Colon
with the interior of their country.
Previous outings of the club have
included trips to Chepo, in 1959;
Chame, in 1960; Penonomn, in 1961;
Aguadulce, in 1962; Chitr6, in 1963;
and Nati, in 1965.

Night Transit
(Continued from p. 1)
permitted as an experiment when the
level of Gatun Lake was 87 feet or
above. The test was limited to vessels
which had used the Canal on other
occasions with a draft of 39 feet.
By the end of January, the lake
level was dropping to the point that
the Marine Director ordered that the
draft of ships arriving for transit be
limited to a maximum tropical fresh
water draft of 38 feet 6 inches, effec-
tive February 10 when the Gatun
Lake level was expected to drop
below 86 feet.



Brown-eyed blond Ann Keigley, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daile Keigley
of Balboa Heights, and a former student of Balboa High School, is shown
after her coronation as Cotton Blossom Queen of Caruthersville High School
in Caruthersville, Mo. Queen Ann, a senior, is living with her aunt and
uncle Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barnhart. After graduating from high school,
she plans to enter Murray State College in Kentucky.

15th Century Caravel Transits Canal

(Continued from p. 1)
Olatrane were a photographic camera
and a movie camera. Also a good
supply of cigarettes and tobacco.
The caravel left Bayona, on the
Cantabric coast of Spain, on July 28,
1965, intending to cross the Atlantic
Ocean from the Canary Islands to
Cape San Roque in Brazil, and
follow the historic voyage of Magel-
lan. However, the rudimentary navi-
gation instruments and ocean cur-
rents caused the caravel to touch the
American continent much farther
north than was planned causing a
change in the itinerary.
Under conditions of extreme calm
and excessive heat, they crossed the
Atlantic in 67 days. Numerous sharks
accompanied them frequently, and
they caught 30 of these marine mon-
sters. They did some oceanic investi-
gation and gathered specimens of
plankton. Their studies came to an
end when a shark took away their
net. However, they were lucky
enough to capture four species of the
"genpylus serpens," a rare fish. On
Sunday they complied with their

Rabies Outbreak

Closes Border to

Dog, Cat Transit
The Panama-Costa Rica border is
closed to the transit of cats and dogs
for the entire year 1966.
Such animals shipped by air from
Costa Rica into Panama during the
year can enter the Republic only
through Tocumen Airport, and then
by passing through quarantine.
Dogs and cats also may enter the
Republic through the Port of Balboa
or Port of Cristobal. Whether des-
tined for the Republic or the Canal
Zone, and regardless of the type of
transportation, all such animals are
quarantined, either in the Republic
or the Canal Zone, prior to admis-
sion. The quarantine period in the
Zone is 30 days.
The quarantine has been estab-
lished due to an outbreak of rabies
in Costa Rica. It has been explained
that the prohibition on entry of cats
and dogs into Panama by crossing
the border by surface transportation
is necessary due to the lack of
quarantine facilities at the border.

religious obligations and said the
rosary together.
Gen. Robert W. Porter, Commander
in Chief of the U.S. Southern Com-
mand, facilitated a ship to tow the
Olatrane through the Panama Canal.
Captain Etayo plans to take the
ship to the Port of Acapulco where
he will sell her. After 6 months at
sea the men are anxious to return
home. Historically and archaeolo-
gically the Olatrane is priceless. No
price has been set yet, and it seems
that the men are reluctant to talk
about it.
For several days captains of large
oceanliners passing the Port of
Balboa and the great archway of the
Thatcher Ferry Bridge, the bridge
that unites the Americas, gazed in
wonderment at the caravel of long
gone days, emblazoned with the red
and yellow emblem of Spain of today
and the insignia of the two kingdoms
of Castille and Leon of yesteryear.
Many of the ships salute with their
flags atop gigantic masts the three
masted caravel of sail and oars-a
tribute to the men of bygone eras.
The Olatrane San Lucas, anchored in
waters discovered by Vasco NMfiez
de Balboa.


Atlantic Side

Carnival Queen

Named Saturday
The excitement of the Atlantic
Side Carnival Queen contest comes
to a peak Saturday night, when one
of eight girls will be named Queen.
Leading the second vote count
was Esther Zimmennrman, with 80,675
votes. Close behind is Marti Birtel
with 74,000. Audrey Duncan re-
ported 65,435; Nancy Huldtquist
53,000, Marie Geer 43,375, Susan
Gabriel 31,150, Alberta Wilder
28,075, and Becky Brenner 27,575.
The seven runners-up will form the
Queen's court.
The final count will be at the
Skyroom of the Masonic Temple in
Cristobal, beginning at 9 p.m.

Women Church Group

To Sponsor Picnic
The Ladies of the Miraculous
Medal Group of -Camboa Catholic
Church are sponsoring a family get-
together picnic at the Gamboa Gun
Club Sunday, February 13, from
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to raise funds
for the church.
There will be food, music, games,
and entertainment for all at the
Tickets for the spaghetti plate are
$1.25 and-may be obtained from any
member of the group or by calling
Gamboa 228, 393, or 355.

Earl J. Donnelly

Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Donnelly of
Washington, D.C., will arrive on the
Isthmus Saturday aboard the SS Cris-
tobal. They will remain in the Canal
Zone about 2 weeks, staying at the
Tivoli Guest House. Later they will
tour parts of South America. Don-
nelly is well known in the Canal
Zone, having handled the budgets of
the Canal organization for the past
20 years as a member of the Bureau
of the Budget staff handling Pan-
ama Canal and Tennesse Valley
Authority affairs.

The teenage crowd will gather at
the New Balboa Teen Club this
evening for the Teen Club dance.-
The Strangers will play.

Col. Harry D. Offutt, Director of Gorgas Hospital, presents a Superior
Service Award and a check for $150 to Mrs. Mary F. Rose in recognition of
superior performance of her duties and high standards established while
she was supervisor of the recovery room at Gorgas Hospital annex.




Superior Service Awards and checks for $150 each were presented to five employees of the Gorgas Hospital
Admitting Office staff by Col. Harry D. Offutt, Director of Gorgas Hospital, in recognition of performance of
duties in a manner superior to normal requirements. The five Admitting Office clerks accomplished the move
to the new Gorgas annex, learned new systems, carried the workload normally accomplished by 12 employees,
and also instructed 7 new employees on hospital admitting rules and regulations and work procedures. From left
are: Guillermo L. Dixon, Eva Herrera, Colonel Offutt, Elizabeth I. Brown, supervisor of the Admitting Office;
William Aleman and Roberto Marin. Helen E. Barr, who also received the award, is not in the picture.

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Vol. IV, No. 34 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 11 de Febrero de 1966

El Nuevo Jefe de la Seccion de

Electricidad es Rubelio Quintero

Uno de los puestos mis altos en
la Division de Ingenieria del Canal
de Panamai fue asumido la semana
pasada por Rubelio Quintero, inge-
niero professional panamefio, quien
fue ascendido al cargo de Jefe de la
Secci6n de Electricidad del Ramo
Quintero, quien reside en los terre-
nos de la Exposici6n en la ciudad de
PanamA, ocupaba el cargo de Sub-
jefe Ingeniero E16ctrico y reemplaza
a Allen K. Miller, ahora Jefe del
Ramo Electromecanico de la Divi-
si6n de Ingenieria. El supervisarai
a otros cinco ingenieros y t6cnicos y
estarA a cargo del disefio de todas las
instalaciones el6ctricas de la organi-
zaci6n del Canal en la Zona del
Nacido y educado en PanamA, es
nieto de Manuel Quintero V., uno de
los fundadores de la Republica. Pero
Rubi tiene antecedentes cosmopoli-
tas. Su padre, Di6genes Quintero, se
educ6 en los Estados Unidos, y su
madre, de soltera Hilda PizA, es de
origen ingl6s y se educ6 en Europa.
Quintero se gradu6 en la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa y asisti6 a la
Universidad del Sur de California,
donde recibi6 su grado en ingenieria
el6ctrica. AdemAs de hablar espafiol
e ingl6s, tambi6n domina el francis
y el alemAn.
Comenz6 a trabajar para el Canal
en 1940 como dibujante en la anti-
gua Oficina de Ingenieros y ha ocu-
pado varias posiciones en el ramo

de la ingenieria el6ctrica. Aunque
estudi6 generaci6n y distribuci6n de
energia el6ctrica en la escuela, se ha
convertido en un especialista en ilu-
minaci6n para la Divisi6n de Inge-
Estudi6 iluminaci6n externa e in-
terna con la General Electric en
Cleveland, Ohio, y en Henderson-
ville, Carolina del Norte, y tambi6n
con la Sylvania, en Boston, Massachu-
setts. Ha estado en various cursos de
direcci6n ofrecidos por el Canal de
PanamA y en el curso de corazas pro-
tectoras de radiaci6n ofrecido por la
Universidad de Wisconsin.
Quintero es responsible por el
disefio del sistema de alumbrado que
fue instalado en las entradas del
Canal de Panama y en el Corte
Gaillard, un trabajo por el cual se
siente orgulloso. Tambi6n tuvo a su
cargo el disefio de todo el alumbrado
de calls y otros proyectos de ilumi-
naci6n en la Zona del Canal en afios
Fue subjefe del Ramo de Electro-
mecAnica durante la 6poca en que el
Ramo de Conversi6n de 60 ciclos fue
separado de esta unidad.
Ademas de su trabajo con la orga-
nizaci6n del Canal, Quintero pas6
2 afios ensefiando en la Escuela de
Ingenieria y Arquitectura de la Uni-
versidad de Panama.
Es un ingeniero professional reco-
nocido en PanamA y la Zona del

La notificaci6n official de su ascenso al cargo de Jefe de la Secci6n de Elec-
tricidad del Ramo Electromechnico, es entregada a Rubelio Quintero, a la
izquierda, por E. W. Zelnick, Ingeniero Disefiador del Canal de PanamA.

Ceremonies de Graduacion Hubo

En Rainbow City y Paraiso el 8

Ciento cincuenta y nueve es-
tudiantes de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso y ciento doce
mas de la Escuela Secundaria
de Rainbow City, recibieron sus
diplomas en ceremonies de gra-
duaci6n que tuvieron lugar en
ambos sectors del Istmo, el
martes 8 de febrero, a las 7 p.m.,
en Rainbow City y a las 8 p.m.,
en Paraiso.
En Paraiso, los diplomas fue-
ron entregados por el Superin-
tendente de la Divisi6n de Es-
cuelas, F. A. Castles, en la pri-
mera graduaci6n al aire libre,
que se efectia en las Escuelas

Latinoamericanas del sector
Unas 1.500 personas asistie-
ron a la ceremonia que se efec-
tu6 en el Campo de Juegos.
El Dr. Charles L. Latimer,
Segundo Superintendente de la
Division de Escuelas, entreg6
los diplomas a los graduados
del sector AtlAntico, en una ce-
remonia que tuvo lugar en el
Gimnasio de Rainbow City.
Los alumnos que hablaron a
nombre de sus compafieros de
graduaci6n, lo hicieron sobre el
tema de 1966: "C6mo Lograr
su Meta".




Premios por Servicios Superiores y cheques de $150 cada uno, fueron entregados a cinco empleados del personal
de la Oficina de Admisi6n del Hospital Gorgas, por el Coronel Harry D. Offutt, Director de dicha instituci6n,
en reconocimiento al cumplimiento de sus deberes de manera superior a lo requerido normalmente. Los cinco
empleados de la Oficina de Admisi6n, realizaron su traslado al nuevo anexo del Gorgas, aprendieron nuevos
sistemas, efectuaron los' trabajos que regularmente hacen 12 empleados y, ademsis instruyeron a 7 nuevos emplea-
dos en material de reglamentos de admisi6n y regulaci6n de los procedimientos de trabajo. De izquierda a dere-
cha, Guillermo L. Dixon. Eva Herrera, Coronel Offutt, Elizabeth I. Brown, jefe de la Oficina de Admisi6n;
William AlemAn y Roberto Marin. Helen E. Barr, que tambidn recibi6 el premio, no esta en la foto.

Dan Valioso Obsequio

A Biblioteca de la U.

De la Zona del Canal
El Dr. Shepard S. Clark, decano
Sde la secci6n de varones de la Uni-
Sversidad de la Zona del Canal, repre-
i sent a la Srta. Bernardine Hanna en
la entrega del libro de Dmitri Kessel
"Esplendores de la Cristiandad-Ar-
quitectura y Arte Grandiosos de las
Iglesias Europeas", a Joseph Kane,
bibliotecario de la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal. (Foto en la secci6n
La donaci6n se hizo en memorial
de la Dra. Dorothy B. Moody, ya
fallecida, a quien la Srta. Hanna se
la pensaba hacer. La Srta. Hanna
prest6 servicios como maestra, en la
Escuela Primaria de Anc6n, Zona del
Canal, hasta su jubilaci6n en 1962.
A la muerte de la Dra. Moody, pens6
que lo mejor era donar el libro a la
Universidad, donde la Dra. Moody
fue decana de la secci6n de nifias y
jefe del Departamento de Ingl6s.

Hacen Anuncio Sobre
Uso de las Bibliotecas
Las autoridades de la Biblioteca
de la Zona del Canal anuncian que
las horas de vacaciones entrarin en
vigor en las Bibliotecas Sucursales
de Rainbow City y Paraiso a partir
del 14 de febrero.
Solamente las horas para el uso
de las escuelas han sido reducidas.
Las horas que continuarin durante
las vacaciones de las escuelas Lati-
noamericanas serin: de lunes a vier-
nes, de 3 a 8 p.m.; los sAbados de
9 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. y de 1 a 5 p.m.

Primer Barco de M's de 500 Pies

Cruza el Canal Durante la Noche

Otra marca fue establecida por el
Canal de PanamA una noche del mes
de enero, cuando el transportaddr de
carga a granel Allen D. Christensen,
transit el Canal en horas de la
noche, de oc6ano a oceano. Fue el
barco commercial mas grande que haya
completado un trinsito durante la
El barco lleg6 a las Esclusas de
Miraflores a las 7:30 p.m. procedente
de Balboa, y sali6 de Gatin a las
4:00 a.m. del dia siguiente. El propio
barco suministr6 iluminaci6n extra en
las Esclusas de Miraflores y Pedro
Miguel con la ayuda de las luces que
para ese fin han sido montadas en
las locomotoras de remolque, y que
al present, estAn siendo probadas
en las Esclusas de Catimn.
De acuerdo con el informed que
sobre ese transito dio el Director de
Marina, el trAnsito se hizo en forma
normal y sin incidents. El tiempo
en las esclusas fue el mi'smo que de
dia: 57 minutes en Miraflores, 39
minutes en Pedro Miguel y 65 minu-
tos en Gatuin. Los praicticos del Canal
fueron: el CapitAn William Clute y
el Capitin Leonard Hart, dos de los
mAs habiles veterans del Canal.
Algunos barcos que pueden cruzar
el Corte Gaillard de noche, no se les
permit cruzar las esclusas despuhs

del anochecer. Ello se aplica a barcos
de 80 o mAs pies de ancho.
De los 1.062 barcos que transita-
ron el Canal durante el mes de enero
pasado, el enero mas activo en la
historic del Canal, habia 137 barcos
con una longitud de mis de 575 pies
y 89 con manga de mis de 80 pies.
La lista inclula al gigantesco Essi
Gina, con una manga de 102 pies y
eslora de mis de 800 pies. El Essi
Gina, tambi6n fue uno de los tres
barcos que atravesaron el Canal du-
rante este mes, calando mas de 39
pies. Los otros dos que calaron mis
de 39 pies fueron el Heroic y el Nini.
El paso de los barcos con mis de
39 pies de calado fue permitido como
un experiment, cuando el nivel del
Lago Gatun estaba a 87 pies o mis.
El experiment fue limitado para
barcos que habian cruzado el Canal
en otras ocasiones con un calado de
39 pies.
A fines de enero, el nivel del lago
estaba bajando a tal punto que el
Director de Marina orden6 que el
calado de los barcos fuera limitado
en agua tropical, a un mAximo de
38 pies 6 pulgadas. Esta restricci6n
se haria efectiva a partir del 10 de
febrero hasta el 24 de este mismo
mes, cuando se anticipa que el nivel
del Lago Gatin baje de 86.40 pies
a 86 pies.



m -%f.
El Jefe de la Divisi6n de Bomberos del Canal de Panama, William G. Dolan,
present al Inspector de Incendios Winston E. Alleyne sus nuevas insignias
de sargento. El sargento Alleyne ha sido miembro de la Divisi6n de Bom-
beros de la Zona del Canal desde julio de 1956, cuando ingres6 como
bombero. Recientemente, ha servido como inspector de prevenci6n de
incendios (subjefe). SerA asignado al distrito de Balboa. Reside con su
familiar, en Paraiso.

Cierre de Planas
El cierre de plans para el
de febrero, sera adelantado en urn
dia, debido a que el 22 de febrero,
Aniversario del Natalicio de Jorge
Washington, es dia de fiesta para
la mayoria de los empleados del
El material a publicarse el 25
de febrero, debera star en la Ofi-
cina de Prensa del Canal de Pana-
mA, a mis tardar despu6s de me-
diodia, el viernes 18 de febrero.
El material urgent s6lo podrA
ser recibido y procesado, a mis'
tardar al mediodia del lunes,
21 de febrero. Envie su material a
M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.


Febrero 11, 1966


11-Baile Anual de la Prensa, organizado por el Sindicato de Periodistas de
Panama, a las 8 p.m. en el Patio del Hotel El PanamA Hilton. Los
boletos pueden adquirirse en la entrada.
12-Aniversario del Natalicio de Abraham Lincoln.
14-Dia de los Enamorados (Dia de San Valentin).
17-20-Torneo Abierto de Golf de PanamA en el Club de Golf de PanamA.
19-22-Carnavales de Panama.



11:00- Documental
11:30-Asi Fue Esta Semana
12:00- Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00- Cine en su Casa
3:30- Teleteatro
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
5:00-Carnaval de Cartones
5:30-Teatro Dominical
6:00- Estampida
7:00-El Paraguas Miigico
8:00- Comando A6reo
9:00- Los Bribones
10:00- Teleteatro


11: 30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Dick Tracy
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- Mister Ed
7:30- Expectaci6n
8:00- El Detective Millonario
9:00- Casos y Cosas de Casa
9:30-Gran Gala Latina


11: 30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Aventuras de Pinocho
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- Robin Hood
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:00- Embrujada
9:30-Peyton Place


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Popeye el Marinero
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- Johnny Quest
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Alfred Hitchcock
10:00- Noticias


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00- El Poderoso H6rcules
12:30- 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- Johnny Ringo
7:30- Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:30- Los Delincuentes
9:30- Linea de Fuego
10:00- Noticias


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-El Cegato Magoo
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 Boblin
7:00- La Nueva Ola
7:30-Los Locos Adams
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Peyton Place
10:30- Teleteatro


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Resumen de Cartones
12:30- 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
7:00-Los Picapiedras
7:30- Disloquiando
9:00- El Show de Antonio Prieto
10:00- Noticias



9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00- Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Acci6n en el Mar
12:00- Reprise: Novela de las 5:30
4:00-Desde el Hip6dromo
8:00- Cita con la Muerte
9:00- El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00- Estreno Sorpresivo

11:45-Teatro Frances
12:15-Milsica y Risas
1:30-Para el Hogar
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30- Pginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Tres Patines Show
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Sonrisas Colgate
8:00- Lunes de Revl6n
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30- Las Enfermeras
11:00- Hombre de Mundo

11:45-Coronel Flack
12:15-Mlsica y Risas
1:30-Buscando Estrellas
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30-PAginas dela Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Defensores
11:00- El Agente Sentimental

11:45-La Ley del Rev6lver
12:15-Muisica y Risas
1:00- Noticias
1:30-Para la Familia
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30- PAginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Tres Patines Show
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:30- C6micos y Canciones
8:00-Estrellas Palmolive
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Dr. Kildare
11:00- Mike Hammer

11:45- Coronel Flack
12:15-Misica y Risas
1:30-Voces del Pueblo
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30- PAginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00--La Hora de Orange Crush
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Jungla Humana
10:30- Noticias
11:00- Patrulla Fantasma

11:45-Rev61lver a la Orden
12:15- Mfisiea y Risas
1:30- Documentales
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30- Pginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Boite de Tres Patines
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00- Las Estrellas y Usted
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-E1 Santo

12:00-Hazafias del Espacio
12:45-De Interis Para Usted
1:30-Reprise: Novela de la Tarde
5:30- Los 3 Mosqueteros
6:00- Los Bucaneros
6:30-Las Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
7:30- Revista Musical
8:00- A Petici6n Suya
8:30- Convoy
9:30-Los Intocables
10:30- Noticias

En Su Pantalla

Viernes 11__

SAbado 12 ---

Domingo 13

Lunes 14 __

Martes 15

Mi6rcoles 16

Jueves 17 ---

Viernes 18

Under The Yum Yum Tree and
The Dry Landers
The Carpetbaggers

The Carpetbaggers

Ballad Of A Gunfighter and
East Of Kilimanjaro

Act One


Under The Yum Yum Tree and
The Dry Landers

The Patsy
Ballad Of A Gunfighter and
East Of Kilimanjaro
Act One

Passport To China

Gidget Goes To Rome and
Diamond Head

10 p.m.
Strait Jacket and
The War Lover
Cheyenne Autumn

Cheyenne Autumn

McHale's Navy


Mobs Incorporated and
Come Next Spring
10 p.m.

Gente en la Noticia

Samuel Pinz6n B., es Ayudante Es-
tudiantil en la Oficina Principal de la
Division de Esclusas, en las Esclusas
de Pedro Miguel. Naci6 en la bella
poblaci6n de Aguadulce, pero en la
actualidad reside en Villa CAceres en
la ciudad de Panama. Acaba de gra-
duarse en el Instituto Nacional de
Bachiller en Ciencias. Supo del pro-
grama de ayudantes estudiantiles,
por su padre que es empleado de la
Division de Dragas y ley6 acerca del
program en el SPILLWAY. A pesar
de que su trabajo es de escritorio,
tiene que recorrer toda el Area de las
Esclusas de Pedro Miguel por asun-
tos de su trabajo. Lo sorprendimos
cuando salia del tunel de la pared
oriental y la luz brillante del sol le
molestaba la vista. Piensa estudiar
Sicologia, si puede en el exterior, o
si no, en la Universidad de PanamA.
Sus diversiones favorites son la nata-
ci6n y el cine. Por supuesto que lo
que mAs le gusta de todo el interior
de la Repdblica es su pueblo y con
especialidad El Cristo, donde viven
muchos de sus familiares. En la fa-
bricaci6n del azicar dice que lo que
mis le impresiona es la cristalizaci6n
y purificaci6n por medio de gigan-
tescas centrifugadoras. Lo que mas
le gusta de su trabajo es que ve
muchos y grandes barcos. La ciudad
que mAs le gustaria conocer es Vene-
cia, la Reina del Adriatico.

4 -

Se llama Ida Luisa FAbrega, naci6
en la hist6rica Santiago de Veraguas
hace 19 afios, reside con sus padres
en el barrio de El Cangrejo de la
ciudad de PanamA y durante estas
vacaciones es Ayudante Estudiantil
en la Secci6n de Archivos de la Di-
recci6n de Personal. Acaba de gra-
duarse en el Colegio de las Esclavas
y obtuvo el grado de Bachiller en
Ciencias, Filosofia y Letras. Piensa
entrar en el pr6ximo semestre en la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal.
Sus planes son estudiar ingl6s y tra-
bajar al mismo tiempo. Su deported
favorite es el tennis. La mAsica que
premiere en horas de descanso es la
clAsica, especialmente la de Litz.
Le agrad6 much Costa Rica, por su
gente simpAtica y agradable. En la
Republica de PanamA, su rinc6n pre-
dilecto es Cerro Azul. 8De amores?
Ni hablar. Todavia falta much
para eso.

"Yo tengo' una idea mejor. Por
qu6 no lo limpia?".

Paigina 2


Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mA. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envfo 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.


Febrero 11, 1966



7 1 7':

MUTUAL OF OMAHA.-El conjunto tiene el patrocinio de la Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. RON CORTEZ.-El equipo estA patrocinado por la Destiladora Nacional, S.A. Es dirigido por
y es considerado el mAs formidable equipo de softball femenino en el Istmo. Esta novena gan6 Eddie Russell, a la izquierda. Los coaches son Carlyle Cobham y Mario Gonzilez. Esta novena
el campeonato de 1965 de la Liga Femenina de Softball del Atlintico y es favorite para repetir termin6 en tercer lugar en la campafia de 1965 de la Liga Femenina de Softball del AtlAntico
este afio. El director es Clinton Parris, a la izquierda, popular director de educaci6n fisica en y su director confia en que conquistarA el campeonato en esta ocasi6n.
la Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City. Los coaches son Isaac Clinton y Reno Patrick.

FARMACIA DENNIS.-La novena es patrocinada por el popular comerciante colonense Dennis KENNETH NIGHTENGALE.-Este equipo es patrocinado por el popular concejal de Col6n,
Hall, al extreme izquierdo, y es dirigida por Arturo Agard, Jr., atris, uno de los canasteros Kenneth Nightengale, a la derecha, Presidente del Consejo Municipal de Col6n. Es la primera
estrellas de la Repilblica de Panama. Los coaches son Michael King y Carlos Diaz. Este equipo vez que este equipo participa en la Liga Femenina de Softball del AtlAntico. El director del
tiene much oportunidad de conquistar el campeonato de 1966 de la Liga Femenina de equipo es Earl Agnoly, a la izquierda. Los coaches son Allan Blackman y Roy Green
Softball del AtlAntico.

"Morocho" Hernandez Listo Para

Un Encuentro con Ismael Laguna

Estos son los Arbitros que tienen a su cargo todas las decisions durante los
partidos de la Liga Femenina de Softball del AtlAntico. Son ellos, de izquier-
da a derecha: Rolando Morris, Clifford Niles y Sidney Tomlinson. No apa-
rece el otro Arbitro de la liga, Allan Hamlin. Su labor ha merecido el aplauso
de las Comunidades Latinoamericanas.

y respuestas .
dEn dreas militares, debo obedecer las
sefiales para el control y la direc-
ci6n del trdnsito?-Si.
El que opera una bicicleta estd su-
jeto a los reglamentos del trdnsito?

El campe6n mundial de peso
welter junior Carlos "Morocho" Her-
nindez despach6 en dos asaltos al
colonense Humberto Trottman, se-
gundo en la clasificaci6n mundial de
la division, en el combat que sos-
tuvieron el sAbado uiltimo en el Esta-
dio Olimpico de PanamA.
El titular mundial fue el imnico
venezolano que logr6 triunfar en el
program de boxeo del sibado, ya
que los otros tres plgiles de Vene-
zuela salieron derrotados.
Julio "Chicha Fuerte" Ruiz, ex
campe6n junior ligero del Istmo, se

impuso por decision unAnime a Cas-
tor "Cara E'Tabla" Castillo; Juancho
Ruiz super por nocaut tecnico en
el noveno asalto a Jose Ferrer, mien-
tras que el novel Luis Carlos Urru-
naga venci6 tambien por nocaut tic-
nico al comienzo del noveno a
Romeo Diaz.
Es casi seguro que el "Morocho"
HernAndez se mida ahora con el ex
campe6n mundial del peso ligero,
Ismael Laguna, en un combat a 10
vueltas en el Estadio Olimpico, en
un peso mAximo de 135 libras, que
tendrA lugar el 19 de este mes.

Hoy Comienza en France Field

Un Gran Carnaval de Caridad

La Parroquia de la Santa Familia,
de Margarita, Zona del Canal, cele-
brarA en France Field su Carnaval
Anual de Caridad, a partir de las
6 p.m. de hoy. Durara hoy hasta las
10 p.m., el sibado 12, de 2 p.m. a las
10 p.m. y el domingo 13 de febrero,
de las 2 p.m. hasta las 10 p.m. cuando
terminarA el Carnaval.
La entrada serA completamente
gratis y alli habrA comidas diver-
sas, reposteria domestica de la mejor
clase, dulces y toda clase de refres-
cos. Una venta especial serA la de
elefantes blancos.
AdemAs, cada dia se presentarA.
una atracci6n especial.
Hoy, de 8 p.m. a 8:30 p.m., dos

grupos corales, las Sweet Adelines y
los Dischords, ejecutaran al "estilo
barbero" las canciones mas de moda
de hoy y de ayer.
El sAbado 12 a las 4 p.m., el Derby
de Pinewood, emocionantes compe-
tencias de carritos de carrera por los
lobatos exploradores. De 4 p.m. a
7 p.m., la Cena Pot Luck, con los
plates caseros mis favorites de todo
el mundo. A las 6 p.m. exhibici6n
de danzas ceremoniales de los indios,
ejecutadas por los miembros de la
Orden de la Flecha, del Grupo de
Exploradores. A las 7:30 p.m., De-
mostraci6n de karate.
El domingo 13, de 4 p.m. a 5 p.m.,
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Los de Salubridad

Haran Gira a Ocii

El 13 de Febrero
El Club de la Direcci6n de Salu-
bridad, cuyo personal estA integrado
por empleados del Departamento de
Salubridad de la Zona del Canal del
sector AtlAntico y del Pacifico, estA
actualmente haciendo planes para su
s'ptima excursion annual al Interior,
que ha de llevarse a cabo el domingo
13 de marzo del present afio.
El comit6 encargado de seleccio-
nar el lugar para la excursion de este
afio, inform que despubs de visitar
algunos pueblos del Interior el do-
mingo pasado, ha decidido escoger
al pueblo de Ocu, como lugar apro-
piado para su grandiosa excursion
familiar de este afio.
Tambien se comment6 que Oc6
p-see muchas caracteristicas intere-
santes, tales como "El Nifio Mill6n",
Cindido Aizpuruia Guevara que
naci6 en ese lugar, y la Posada de
San SebastiAn edificada, casi total-
mente de madera fosilizada.
El vocero del comit6 ya mencio-
nado, dijo que estas excursions al
Interior que se hacen de tiempo en
tiempo, son con el fin de que muchos
capitalinos y colonenses aprovechen
esta magnifica ocasi6n para conocer
meior su pais.
Las anteriores excursions del Club
fueron: Chepo en 1959, Chame en
1960, Penonom6 en 1961, Aguadulce
en 1962, Chitr6 en 1963, NatA en
1965, y pueden ustedes estar segu-
ros de que con el mismo entusiasmo
con que se ha celebrado antes esta
actividad, se celebrarA este afio
en Ocu.

Paigina 3


Febrero 11, 1966

Desde tiempos inmemoriales, los
pajaros han sido motivo de inspira-
ci6n para los mortales. El hombre
primitive los us6 como simbolo y
aparecen en los jeroglificos egipcios.
Su atracci6n ha continuado en
todas las edades y han adquirido
mayor prominencia con el studio de
la naturaleza por el hombre.
El clima tropical de PanamA, con
su abundancia de pajaros multicolo-
res, hace que la Zona del Canal sea
un paraiso para los amantes de las
aves. Aqui a los pajaros se les ali-
menta, se les caza con redes y se les
ponen cintas de identificaci6n. La
mayoria de los entusiastas se con-
tentan con admirarlos. Pero Roy
Sharp, Superintendente de Mante-
nimiento de Predios, en el sector
Pacifico, no s6lo los observa y estu-
dia, tambi6n los caza para el Zool6-
gico de los Jardines de Summit y
ademAs, los pinta.
En su oficina, cuelgan various her-
mosos pasteles de pajaros, como re-
sultado de su amor por la naturaleza
y de su talent artistic. Ademas,
tiene numerosos insects disecados:
bellas mariposas, de color beige,
amarillo y azul brillante, lo mismo
que diferentes classes de moscas, abe-
jas y cole6pteros nativos de Panama.
(Foto en la secci6n inglesa.)
Sharp lleg6 al Istmo en 1942, para
producer plants que sirvieran para
camuflaje military para su uso en la
II Guerra Mundial y trabaj6 en ese
entonces en los Jardines de Summit.
Ha pintado desde sus dias de estu-
diante, en Hamilton, Indiana. Estu-
di6 un afio en el Instituto de Arte
John Herron, de IndianApolis, y se
gradu6 en la Academia de Arte Co-
mercial de esa ciudad. Estudi6 en el
Institute de Arte de Chicago, y tra-
baj6 durante 8 afios como artist
commercial, antes de venir a la Zona
del Canal.
En los siete pasteles que adornan
la Oficina de Predios, Sharp ha cap-
tado la belleza de sus plumiferos
sujetos a la perfecci6n.



La Olatrane San Lucas, copia de una carabela del Siglo XV, descansa en el Puerto de Balboa, despu6s de su
viaje a trav6s del AtlAntico, desde el Puerto de Bayona, Espafia, de donde sali6 el 28 de julio, de 1965.



El 31 de enero de 1966, se anot6
en los libros del Canal de PanamA, el
trAnsito hacia el sur de una nave muy
diferente a las que de ordinario
atraviesan la via interoceanica:
Olatrane San Lucas-Carabela del
Siglo XV-Puerto de Registro: Bayo-
na, Espafia-Capitan: Carlos Etayo,
Teniente de Navio (retirado), de
la Armada Espafiola-Desplazamien-
to de la nave: 40 toneladas-Tonelaje
neto del Canal de PanamA: 29.81-
Peaje: $21.60-Cobros MiscelAneos:
$7.50-Practico del Canal a bordo:
Capitan H. S. Bell-La nave no tiene
motor ni radio-Propulsi6n: Vela y
remos-Fue remolcada por una em-
barcaci6n del Ej6rcito de Estados
8C6mo lleg6 esa carabela al Canal
de PanamA? H6 aqui la historic.
El viaje de esta nave, la replica
mas exacta de la mas pequefia de las
naves del Descubridor de America
en su Primer viaje, se origin hace
3 afios, cuando el CapitAn Etayo es-
taba en medio Atlantico, a bordo de
La Niha II, repitiendo el viaje del
descubrimiento y se dio cuenta de
que habia que hacer various cambios
en el casco de la nave para facilitar
la navegaci6n.
A su regreso a Espafia, despues de
vender La Nifia II en Nueva York,
empez6 la construcci6n de un nuevo
barco, en Camposancos de Ponteve-
dra. A principios de julio de 1965,
la nave estaba lista para hacerse a la
mar, en un viaje con el cual el Capi-
tin Etayo pensaba duplicar el de
Hernando de Magallanes, cuando
descubri6 el estrecho de su nombre.
Reuni6 una tripulaci6n, en la que
figuraban tres mariners de La
Nifia II. Diez en total. Ocho espa-
fioles, un francs y un estadouniden-
se. Pescadores, la mayoria; dos me-
dicos, un marques, un veteran de
la Legi6n Extranjera y repostero de
los mejores hotels europeos, que fue
nombrado cocinero del barco, y un
tecnico de refrigeraci6n y acondicio-
namiento de aire, cuyos servicios en
esa capacidad no fueron utilizados.
Todos tenian algo en commin: su espi-
ritu de aventura.
Se decidi6 que el viaje se haria en
las condiciones en que lo hizo Her-
nando de Magallanes. Se navegaria
a base de la brujula rudimentaria, el
astrolabio y la ballestera; la cocina
seria un rustico hornillo de lefia y
hasta los clavos deberian ser de
aquella Apoca.
Por supuesto, que esta media
afect6 la despensa de a bordo: s6lo
se llevarian alimentos conocidos en
aquella 6poca. La lista de suministros

fue la siguiente: jam6n salado y se-
cado al frio, cecina o care de caba-
11o, quesos, miel, ajos, cebollas, fru-
tas (que duraron muy poco), arroz,
lentejas, frijoles y garbanzos. No lle-
varon maiz ni papas porque eran
desconocidos en tiempos de Maga-
Completaban las vituallas 800 li-
tros de vino tinto de Navarra y 200
de vino blanco de San Licar de
Los Anicos articulos modernos a
bordo, eran las camaras fotograficas
y de cine y, por supuesto, una abun-
dante provision de cigarrillos y
El 28 de julio de 1965 salia la ex-
pedici6n de Bayona, en la costa can-
tAbrica de Espafia, con la intenci6n
de cruzar el Atlantico, de las Islas
Canarias al Cabo San Roque, en el
Brasil, y seguir el hist6rico viaje de
Magallanes. Lo rudimentario de su
equipo y las corrientes del oceano,
hicieron que tocaran el continent
americano much mas al norte de lo
planeado, por lo que cambiaron el
itinerario. Llegaron a la Guayana
Holandesa, tocaron en Puerto Espa-
fia y la Guayra, llegando al Puerto
de Crist6bal, con el fin de cruzar el
Canal de PanamA.
El cruce del Atlantico les llev6 67
dias, durante los cuales tuvieron
grandes calmas y espantosos calories.
Tuvieron por compafiia numerosos
tiburones. Cazaron unos 30 de esos
monstruos marines. Hicieron traba-
jos de investigaci6n oceanografica y
recogieron muestras de plancton,
hasta que un escualo les Ilev6 la red.
Tuvieron la suerte de capturar cuatro
ejemplares de "gempylus serpens",
rarisimo pez abisal. En fin, durante
todo el viaje, se estableci6 un horario
que consultaba todos los aspects.
Los domingos cumplian los deberes
religiosos rezando en comAn el
El cruce del Canal lo resolvi6 el
General Robert W. Porter, Coman-
dante de las Fuerzas Armadas del
Comando Sur de los Estados Unidos,
quien proporcion6 gratuitamente la
embarcaci6n que los remolcaria.
Cruzando el Canal, sin contratiem-
pos, la nave atrac6 en la Base Naval
de Rodman, donde las autoridades
ofrecieron al Capitan Etayo y a su
tripulaci6n todo lo que pudieran

donde terminarA el viaje con la venta
de la embarcaci6n. Ademas, despu6s
de 6 meses de navegaci6n, los hom-
bres estan ansiosos de regresar a sus
Durante various dias, a la salida del
Canal hacia el Pacifico, los capitanes
de los grandes navios que pasaban
frente al Puerto de Balboa, bajo la
inmensa mole del Puente Thatcher
Ferry, que une las Americas, veian
un barquito de otras Apocas, empa-
vesado con el rojo y gualda de Espa-
fia y ondeando al aire el pend6n de
Castilla y de Le6n. Muchos de ellos
saludaban con sus banderas desde lo
alto de los gigantescos mastiles de
los modernos transatlanticos.
Era el saludo de los hombres de
hoy, para la pequefia barca, replica
de las que utilizaron los descubrido-
res, y que ni siquiera tenia el nom-
bre grabado en la proa. La Olatrane
San Lucas descansaba sobre las aguas
del Oceano que descubriera Vasco
NAfiez de Balboa.

Empleado del Canal de Panama

Tambien es un Magnifico Pintor

Esclusas de Miraflores __
Esclusas de Gatln__ -___
Las Cruces, 4 viajes __._-
Reina Manuelita, 3 viajes
Planta de Purificaci6n
de Agua --________
Jardines de Summit_ ___-
Gran Total ______



Luego, la nave fue Illevada a ]a
rada del Club de Yates de Balboa, I U
a la vera del canal de entrada del Rodeado de jarcias y poleas, uno de los mariners de la Olatrane San Lucas,
Canal de PanamA, en el lado Pacifico. suena el caracol para Ilamar a los compafieros que bajaron a tierra. La nave,
El Capitan Etayo piensa llevar su una copia de las carabelas espafiolas del Siglo XV, cruz6 el Canal de
barco hasta el puerto de Acapulco, Panama el 31 de enero de 1966.

Entre los cuadros admiramos el de
la solitaria motmot, de color turquesa
verde y anaranjado, unica en su g6-
nero por el abanico en forma de
raqueta que lleva en la punta de su
prolongada cola. A diferencia de la
mayoria de las aves, excava su hogar
en los barrancos de las orillas de las
Otra ave pintada por Sharp es la
gallinilla, de iridescente azul verdoso,
que vive en los pantanos, a los cuales
se adapta perfectamente con sus
largas y delgadas patas. EstA tan bien
interpretada que pareciera que en
cualquier moment se fuera a salir
de la tela.
La oropndola, de color chocolate
claro y cola amarilla, que para pro-
tegerse construye su nido de forma
alargada y pendular, en la copa de
Arboles de corteza lisa, es otra de las
creaciones de Sharp.
Se ven tambien dos pasteles de
guacamayas, de larga cola y encor-
vado pico, de'la misma familiar de
los loros, magnificas en el contrast
de brillante rojo, verde, azul y
El tucan, con su prolongado, en-
corvado y ligero pico color naranja
y su cola casi cuadrada es una ver-
dadera obra de arte. El tucanito de
Sharp, hermano menor de los tuca-
nes, resplandece en su verde esme-
Roy Sharp no se limita a pasteles.
Pinta ademas paisajes al 6leo. Dos
de sus creaciones al 6leo, de indiog
del Darien, estan en la Oficina de la
Vivienda, en la Avenida Roosevelt.
Otros de sus trabajos decoran su
Roy Sharp vive en Balboa con su
esposa, Frances, y sus dos hijos, Mary
Jean, de 16 afios, y Frank Lee, de 13.

Perros y Gatos

Por Aire y Mar,

No por Tierra
Ha sido cerrado el transito de
perros y gatos por la frontera de
Panama y Costa Rica durante todo el
afio de 1966.
Tales animals enviados por via
area, desde Costa Rica a PanamA
durante el present afio, solo podran
llegar a la Repdblica por el Aero-
puerto de Tocumen y luego, seran
puestos en cuarentena.
AdemAs, los perros y gatos podran
entrar a la Republica .por el Puerto
de Balboa y el Puerto de Crist6bal,
sea con destino a la Republica o a la
Zona del Canal, sin tomar en cuenta
el tipo de transport; todos estos ani-
males seran puestos en cuarentena
antes de ser admitidos, ya sea en la
Republica o en la Zona del Canal.
El period en la Zona del Canal
es de 30 dias. La cuarentena ha sido
esptablecida debido a la erupci6n de
una epidemia hidrof6bica en Costa
Se ha explicado, que la prohibi-
ci6n de entrada de estos perros y
gatos a PanamA por via terrestre, es
necesaria debido a la escasez de faci-
lidades de cuarentena en dicha fron-

(Viene de la pdgina 3)
concerto a cargo de la Banda 79 del
Ej6rcito "Embajadores de la M6si-
ca". De las 8:30 p.m. a las 9 p.m.,
Musica por el Combo de adolescents
"The Castaways".
El Canal de PanamA tendra su
secci6n, en donde se expondrAn foto-
grafias a colors iluminadas del
Canal y sus instalaciones; un selec-
trovisor ofrecerA vistas y la narraci6n
de la historic, construcci6n y opera-
ci6n del Canal de Panama. Tambien,
desde los Jardines de Summit, Ilega-
ran al Carnaval los famosos burritos
Mancha y Gato, tan populares en
todo el Istmo de PanamA, para hacer
las delicias de los nifos que asistan
al Carnaval de Caridad.
El Carnaval tendra lugar en el
Hangar de la Aviaci6n Civil de la
Zona del Canal, en France Field,
sector AtlAntico de la Zona del Canal.

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