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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: March 23, 1967
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: VID00607
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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THE PANAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


Vol. V, No. 40 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Thursday, March 23, 1967


From CZ. at

David Fair
The David Fair was a rollicking
success, and there were hundreds of
Canal Zone residents who were there
to see it.
One large block of visitors was the
contingent that took advantage of the
three flights arranged by U.S. South-
ern Command with the cooperation of
the U.S. Air Force. These, on March
16, 17, and 18, carried about 175
visitors from the military, Panama
Canal, and U.S. Embassy to David for
a 1 day tour.
The tour included the fair, a jaunt
around the city of David, lunch at
the Club David, and a trip to the
mountain town of Boquete, with spe-
cial permission given for a visit to the
Eduardo Gonzalez estate at Boquete.
Many others came by commercial
flights, with the airlines serving the
area flying full aircraft despite added
The 8-day fair, one of the longest
ever staged in the Republic, drew
record crowds. The livestock compe-
tition was heavier than in previous
fairs, and more animals than ever
meant that the judges were faced with
hard decisions.
Thrilling highlights of the fair in-
cluded the Horse Show, parachute
jumps on 4 days by Skydiving Clubs
from the Canal Zone, and the colorful
Las Cruces model, mounted atop a
trailer to make musical tours of David
with Lucho Azcirraga and his Con-
junto playing. Thousands of spectators
turned out for these events.
By late afternoon, the fair was
packed each day, and spectators found
a long line of exhibits to see, with
entertainment each evening. After-
dark highlights included the Queen
Coronation show and the concerts
furnished by the U.S. Air Force Band,
as well as music by Lucho and the
Army's Steel Band.

Here's the Key

To Avoiding

Lock-Out Grief
As a service to and protection for
occupants of Panama Canal quarters,
the Housing Branch is interested in
maintaining a complete set of keys
for these quarters.
If keys are made available to the
Housing Office, locked-out occupants
will have the service and convenience
of being let into their quarters by a
Housing clerk thus eliminating the
service and expense of a carpenter
who may have to cut a screen, glass,
or take a door off its hinges.
Occupants who have installed their
own locks or added locks to their
doors should make sure that the
Housing Office, a neighbor, or a
friend has a duplicate set of keys to
their quarters.
In the Housing Office, keys to the
quarters are kept under secure pro-
tection of a steel cabinet.
In the event of an occupant being
locked out of his quarters after work-
ing hours, it is frequently necessary
to send out Housing personnel on an
overtime basis to unlock a door. In
these cases, when overtime is invol-
ved, it will be necessary that the
occupant be billed for this service
just as it is the responsibility of the
occupant to pay for carpenter charges
when his services are required.


A big welcome was given Sgt. Albert M. White, formercentral office repair-
man in the Panama Canal's Communications Branch telephone shop, on his
return from Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, where he had been stationed with
the 37th Signal Battalion. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene White of Balboa,
he is a graduate of Balboa High School in the class of 1960 and was
graduated from the Panama Canal apprentice school in 1964. He worked
with the Communications Branch until he entered service in March 1965.
Now he's ready to hang up his uniform and return to his job in the telephone
office March 27. At left is H. S. Engelke, Chief of the Communications
Branch and in the center is Fred B. Hill, Jr., central office repairman.

Draft Goes

To 38^6"l

On April 5
Reduction of the maximum tropical
fresh water draft allowable for ships
using the Panama Canal from 39 feet
to 38 feet 6 inches will become effec-
tive April 5 as a result of the
continued drop in the level of Gatun
According to a memorandum issued
by Capt. D. A. Dertien, Chief of the
Navigation Division, the reduction is
being made in view of the latest
Gatun Lake level predictions.
Draft allowances for big ships of
certain classes have been higher in
recent months than any other time in
the history of the Canal. The 40-foot
allowance remained in effect until
mid-February. Draft is reduced as
the lake level falls in the dry season.
This year, 38 feet tropical fresh water
is the minimum draft allowance
So far the lake level is remaining
nearly a foot higher than it was at the
same time last year, and is falling
approximately .02 of a foot a day
instead of .04 of a foot as in previous
dry seasons.

Laborer Paints

For Profit, Is

A Poet for Fun
(Photo in Spanish section)
Jos6 H. Vald6s, laborer, (cleaner),
Housing Branch, Community Services
Division, makes up poetry and puts
it to music as he cleans desks and
performs his chores in the Civil Affairs
He also paints beautiful landscapes
of the Interior of Panama and scenes
of historical ruins such as the Old
Panama Cathedral and the King's
Bridge. Though he follows no special
style, Vald6s could probably best be
classed as a realist for his interest in
depicting even the smallest detail. His
paintings of a Pollera-clad lass, exe-
cuted with intricate detail, are an
example of his patience and love for
pure interpretation. His colors are
bright and lively.
Vald6s' talents were unknown until
recently when several of his works,
(Continued on p. 4)

Leber Honors

Atlantic Side

50-Year Veteran
(Photo in Spanish section)
Algon V. Herdman, Leader Water
Serviceman in the Panama Canal's
Terminals Division, who has com-
pleted 50 years' service in the Canal
organization and plans to continue
working until mandatory retirement in
September 1968, was in the spotlight
in his Division when Canal Zone Gov.
W. P. Leber went to the Atlantic side
to present him a 50-year service
award and an Eminently Satisfactory
Extended Service Award.
"This is one of the most important
and most significant of the gatherings
we have in the Canal organization.
We are here to give recognition to
a man for fine, faithful service," said
Governor Leber. He noted that Herd-
man not only gave the Canal organi-
(Continued on p. 4)


Citizenship Certificate

Hearings Start April 11

The time of the arrival of the next
detail of immigration officers to the
Canal Zone has not yet been deter-
mined. This will be decided later on
basis of the number of applications.
Applications for certificates are
presently available at two locations in
the Canal Zone. In Cristobal they are
handled at the Cristobal Customs
Office in the Administration Building
by Mrs. Mary Cronan who may be
called at Cristobal 2138. In Balboa
they may be obtained from Mrs.
Lois Thomas on the second floor
of the Community Services Division
Building on Roosevelt Avenue, tele-
phone Balboa 4202. Office hours are
7 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Certificates of U.S. citizenship,
which are proof of U.S. citizenship,
are being issued in the Canal Zone
under Public Law No. 89-710,'passed
by the 89th Congress and signed by
the President early in November 1966.
The service is available to all U.S.
citizens. While possession of a certifi-
cate of citizenship is not mandatory,
the certificate can be used in lieu of a
birth certificate and various supporting
documents otherwise required to
establish citizenship.

Jerry L. Reed, Panama representa-
tive of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner
& Smith, will speak at the Federal
Government Accountants Association
luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday,
March 30, in the Roosevelt Room of
the Tivoli Guest House.

Last Week's Visitors

Andrew J. Carmichael and William
T. Jarmon, of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service of the Depart-
ment of Justice, will come to the
Canal Zone April 9 to conduct hear-
ings and issue certificates of citizen-
ship for those whose applications have
been processed by the Immigration
Service in New Orleans. Hearings
will begin on April 11.
The applicants will be informed by
mail from New Orleans as to the
place, date, and time of appointment
with either Jarmon or Carmichael.
More than 300 applications have
been submitted to the Immigration
and Naturalization Service since the
Canal Zone assistance program got
under way February 6, 1967. The first
certificate of citizenship issued in the
Canal Zone and outside of the United
States was issued to Hugh Harvey
December 9, 1966.
Atlantic side hearings will be con-
ducted in the Cristobal Customs
Office and Pacific side hearings will
be in room 105 in the basement of
building No. 5534 (the old Diablo
Heights Elementary School on Hains
Street in Diablo Heights.)
The hearings will be conducted in
private and will not be open to the
public. Neither are the records open
to the public.
The issuance of certificates of citi-
zenship in the Canal Zone will be
made only after applications have
been received by the Immigration and
Naturalization Service complete with
documents, photographs, and appli-
cation fee of $5. (The Immigration
and Naturalization Service has re-
quested that personal checks not be
forwarded and that the fee be
submitted by postal money order.)

Visitors to the Canal Zone and
many new arrivals often are surprised
to discover that some sea life usually
found only in salt water sometimes
is found far from either ocean in the
fresh water of the Canal. Two "sea"
dolphins of the South American coast
are known to have ascended the fresh
waters of the Amazon basin for a
distance of 1,500 miles or more.




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Some Canal Zone residents from parts of the East and Midwest in the States may have been a bit "shook up" by
the sight of these Erie and Lackawanna cars hauling freight on the Panama Railroad. 'And the trip down and
climate here obviously "melted" the snow, which appears to be drifting. They're two second-hand cars purchased
recently in excellent condition mechanically, says Donald R. Brayton, Railroad Division manager, and were put
into service to meet freight haul needs before repainting. The Erie and Lackawanna names are familiar to
residents along more than 3,000 miles of Erie-Lackawanna track (the lines are now consolidated) in 6 States: New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Illinois.

Miraflores Locks__
Gatun Locks .---- -
Las Cruces,
9 partial transits
Reina Manuelita,
2 partial transits-
Civil Affairs Building
Summit Gardens___
Grand Total-


March 23, 1967

Skindiving and Spearfishing

Tourney at Taboga April 15, 16 K

The Balboa Diving Club, located at parent or guardian's written permis-
the YMCA in Balboa, in conjunction sion.
with the Panama Skin Diving League, More than 25 trophies will be K
will be host for the Fifth Annual awarded.
Panama National Skindiving and
Spearfishing Tournament. Closings Scheduled
The tournament will start with Co i ce e
registration at the Tabog'a Hotel at For Service Centers
6 a.m. Saturday, April 15, and will Servcie Center closings are sched-
last until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 16. uled for formal inventories March 30
There are rules and opportunities and 31, and April 1.
changes from previous tournaments. On the Pacific side, the Diablo
Copies of rules and entrance papers Heights Service Center merchandise
are available at the Balboa YMCA or section will be closed from 1 p.m. to
the "Buzo" Diving Shop. 11 p.m. Thursday, March 30. The
Entrants must be at least 17 years Scout Trading Post, however, will be
of age, and if under 21, must have open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. as usual.
On the Atlantic side, the Margarita
merchandise section will be closed Eddie B. Goodrich, left, electrical engineer (general) in the Engineering
It is the little bits of things that until approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Division, receives a congratulatory handshake from Ernest W. Zelnick,
fret and worry us; we can dodge an March 31. The Pier Snack Bar mer- Designing Engineer, as he is presented a Quality Increase Certificate, one
elephant, but we can't a fly. chadsse ie ce rm of the highest performance awards granted by the Panama Canal. The
we can chandise section will be closed from presentation was made to Goodrich in recognition of outstanding versatility
-Josh Billings. 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1. and superior skill in performance of his duties.


By Emily J. Price
Nobel prizewinner John Steinbe
has followed his successful Trat
with Charley with another book ab(
the United States, America and Am
icans. This, he says, is "a book
opinions, unashamed and individual
about all phases of contemporary li
A collection of magnificent pho
graphs by 55 well-known photog
phers accompany the text.
Martin Woodhouse is a you
English scientist who has recent
taken to writing who-dun-its. Ti
Frog, his first one, adds a fresh ni
to the lurid world of espiona
thrillers. Tree Frog is the code nar
for a prototype plane of advance
design. The scientist-hero become
involved with international spies a
outwits everyone by use of his sup
rior scientific knowledge.
The Norsemen was original
written in Swedish by Count E
Oxenstierna, an historian and archae
logist. For the American edition tI
book has been revised to include t
recent discoveries about the Vikin
in Newfoundland. The history of t


Material intended for publica-
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
day afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent material
can be received and processed
for use the same week as late
as noon Tuesday. Mail material
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
March 25, 1967

1 I" "ILA -.i 1 BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:40 p.m.-Mon.,
eck sea-rovers and the part they played in 7:Sat30 p.m.-How To Steal A Million
vel the history of Normandy, Russia, the (AYC)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Victors (ADULT)
out Byzantine Empire, and elsewhere is Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-The Chase
er- well told and the evidence of their Fri., 7:00-Johnny Reno (AY)
of culture is presented in good pictures. DIABLO HEIGHTS
al," The mystery about the Viking dis- Sat.-Situation Hopeless... But Not
ife. cover of America is settled at last Serious (AY)unMaee 2:00 p.m.-The Quiet Man
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Quiet Man
to- and this book tells how it was done. (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Kaleidoscope (ADULT)
ra- Much has been written about the Tues.-Some Like It Hot (ADULT)
great men of the American Revolu- Wed.-The Warriors (AYC)
Thurs.-Mutiny In Outer Space (AYC)
tion, Washington, Jefferson, and the Fri.-Waco (AY)
ng 4Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Jungle
tly rest, but some of their wives have Manhunt (AYC)
ree remained in the shadows of history. GAMBOA*
e Frank Donovan's new book, The Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Smoky (AYC)
te Women in their Lives; The Distaff Sun.-A Man Could Get Killed (AY)
age Mon.-NO SHOW
ge Sideof the Founding Fathers, seeks Tues.-Mutiny In Outer Space (AYC)
me Wed.-Kaleidoscope (ADULT)
ed to remedy this. Quotations from their Thurs.-NO SHOW
letters and photographs of old por- Fri.-The Warriors (AYC)
traits establish the personalities of COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
ind Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Doctor Zhivago (AY)
pe- Martha Jefferson, Elizabeth Hamilton, Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. only-Hold On!
and others. There also are chapters (AYC)n.-Ts, 7:00 p.m-Doctor
about the mothers of the famous men, Zhivago (AY)
lly vignettes of some of their daughters, Wed.-Tammy And The Doctor (AYC)
Thurs.-Time Bomb (AY)
ric and also of some of the other ladies Fri.-Spinout (AYC)
eo- in their lives. MARGARITA*
the Sat.-Promise Her Anything (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Maverick
the Queen (AYC)
fgs Sun.-Mon.-Walk, Don't Run (ADULT)
ngs Tues.-Drums Of Africa (AYC)
the Wed.-It Happended At The World's Fair

"Keeps a sloppy desk at the office,
(Courtesy National Safety News)

Spanish Classes

To Start April 5

The Balboa YMCA is accepting
registrations for conversational Span-
ish classes to commence Wednesday,
April 5.
The program will include elemen-
tary and intermediate levels of
conversational Spanish under the lead-
ership of Robert U. Schultz. Enroll-
ments will be accepted in the YMCA,
Friday, March 31, from 7 to 9 p.m.
For further information contact the
Balboa "Y" 2-2759 or 2-2839.

Thurs.-Bitter Victory (AY)
Fri.-Smoky (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Sword
Of Monte Cristo (AYC)
Sat.-Tickle Me (AY and Fans)
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-The Lady
Wants Mink (AYC)
Sun.-Battle Of The Bulge (AYC)
Tues.-Bitter Victory (AY)
Thurs.-Situation Hopeless ... But Not
Serious (AY)
Fri.-Drums Of Africa (AYC)

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC-
Saturday, March 25, 1967
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Cinderfella-Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn: A
fabulous new version of the beloved
story! Cindy's a fella. .. and what a
fella! It's a ball as Jerry changes in a
flash from poor stepson to the fanciest
stepper at the Princess' Ball. (Spanish
titles.) (Color.) T-95 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Bedtime For Bonzo-Ronald Reagan, Diana
Lynn: Comedy of a psychology professor
who attempts to prove his theory by
raising a young chimpanzee like a baby.
T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Boy Who Stole A Million-An amusing, yet
touching story involving a boy, a dog,
and a million pesetas (roughly $28,000)
who is being chased by half the thugs
in Valencia. (Spanish titles.)
T-75 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Whispering Smith-Alan Ladd, Brenda
Marshall: Thrill-swept epic of t h heroic
empire builders.
2:00 p.m.
Island Of The Blue Dolphins-Children's
novel about an Indian girl's incredible
adventure on a lost island. (Color.)
(Family medal.) T-106 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm
-Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom: Fairy
tales of the Brothers Grimm. (Color.)
T-136 mins.
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.

Make your Easter Day very special
by coming to the Easter Buffet at
the Tivoli Guest House.
Our Buffet menu includes roast leg
of lamb with mint jelly, Virginia
baked ham with pineapple rings,
roast tom turkey with dressing and
cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes,
candied sweet potatoes, buttered
green peas, fresh fruit tray, relish
tray, colored Easter eggs, tossed salad
with Tivoli dressing, cole slaw, chick-
en salad, seafood salad, cheese tray
with crackers, hot rolls and butter,
Easter bread, hot cross, buns, pump-
kin pie, cherry pie, assorted pastries,
fresh fruit compotes, and beverage.
Our seating will fit in with your
schedule for church and the Easter
Bunny: the seatings are from 1:00
to 1:15 p.m., 3:00 to 3:15 p.m., 6:00
to 6:15 p.m., and 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Just call 2-2111 for reservations.
The price will fit in with your
pocketbook; $2.75 for adults, and
$1.65 for children 10 and under.

Come and show off your Easter
bonnet at the Tivoli Sunday Brunch
on Easter Day. Besides happy and
joyous spirits on this special day, we
will also serve assorted fruit and
juice trays, dollar pancakes with warm
syrup or honey, eggs Benedict, Ger-
man fried potatoes, grilled sausage
links, grilled bacon, deep fried chick-
en livers, assorted dry cereals, but-
tered toast, cinnamon toast, jam, jelly,
assorted coffee cakes, blueberry muf-
fins, coffee, tea, and milk.
Adults, $1.35, and children 95
The Brunch hours will run from
9 a.m. to 12 noon on Easter Day.

GO NATIVE! Feast your eyes on
the sparkling, soft waters of the
Pacific. Listen to the rustle of the
palms. Sway to the beat of the tam-
borito. Delight your taste with arroz
con polo, fried corbina, baked plata-
no, fried yucca sticks, tossed salad
with dressing, micha rolls and butter,
relish tray, assorted pastries, and
Come to the Tivoli Guest House
Panama Night Buffet Monday, March
27, and you will enjoy this Panama-
nian food, all in a tropical setting.
Of course you know you shouldn't
hurry in the tropics. That's why the
Tivoli has three Buffet seatings at
5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Just pick
up the phone (languidly), and call us
at 2-2111 to make your seating
The price? Only $1.50 for adults,
and $1 for children.
Also, you lucky natives can enjoy
a pre-Panama Night Frozen Daiquiri
for only 25o.



William J. Bunch, Jr.
Reginald Callender
John J. Dyer
Abraham E. Espino
Marie W. Gibson
Zander Krowitz
John Martino
Roberto P6rez
Graciela E. Preciado

Donald Alexander
Robert Alexander
Norms C. Brewster
James Charles
Bruce Codrington
Miguel de la Espada
David Graham
Carlos Grenard
Victor Hoyte
Albert S. Hunter
Daniel Lawson
Alfonso Machado
Alfonso Martin
Arthur McLean
Merton W. Oglivie
Ethelbert Perriman
Bertram D. Ramsey
Vincent Ridge

Larry Corrigan
Ellis J. Lowe

Willy W. Nowotny


Egbert Saums
Gerald Smith
Leo Wilkinson
Barclay Wood
Wilfred Barrow
Howard Jones
Perry Marsden
Enrique Martinez
Surgit Singh
Alfonso Tejada
Jenni Sue Brenner
Susan Smith

Abelardo Manuel
Arnold Jones
Joseph Quintal
Arnold George Reid
M. L. Scantlebury
Alfred Simonson
Fitz R. Spooner
Luis Alvarez G.
Felipe Alteparo

Jos6 A. B6liz
Jos6 Camacho
Robert Douglas
Kenneth Hannah
Rodolfo E. Martinez
Stanley M. Watts
Curtis George
George L. Hibbert
Alfred T. Marsh
HIerman Myles
George Thomas
Ursula Workman

Improvements shown on this 1968 "Federalmobile" are only those apparent on looking at the car. There were
11 revisions of the 17 1967-model standards, plus 9 new ones for 1968. Following up on last year's requirements,
the General Services Administration has detailed new and revised safety standards that must be met by all 1968
model cars purchased by the Federal Government. In general, the revisions represent a tightening of the standards
or an extension of their principles.

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March 23, 1967


1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sunday Playhouse:
"Two Flags West"
2:40-The Christophers
2:55-Chapel of the Air
3:25-Paradae of Sports-NBA
5:00-NASA Film: "Flight of
6:30-Harrigan and Son
6:55-Social Security in Action
7:05-EASTER Special:
"The King Family"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Dick Powell Theater
10:00-What's My Line?
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Coronet Films:
"The Buddhist World"
11:00-The Sacred Heart

4:15-"Death Valley Days" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-G.E. College Bowl
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Pat Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Red Skelton
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Fabulous Dorseys"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-USO Show (local)
Danny Rankin Combo

4:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-NASA Film:
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-I've Got A Secret
7:30-Jim Bowie
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Phantom From Space"
10:20-To be announced
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Roy Acuff's Open House

4:15-"Jim Bowie" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)

6:30-Do You Know? (Premiere)
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Danny Thomas
7:30-Heart of the City
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Tony Bennett Special"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Latin American Yesterdays
9:30-U.S. Steel Hour (Premiere)
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Court of Last Resort
4:15-"Danny Thomas" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-To Tell The Truth
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
10:20-To be announced
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man
4:15-"Andy Griffith" (Reoeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The Air Force Story
6:30-The Smithsonian
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Joey Bishop
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"A Bell For Adano"
10:40-Focus on Today
11:00-Death Valley Days
1:05-Tony Bennett (Repeat)
2:00-Cartoon Carnival:
"Felix The Cat"
2:15-Captain Kangaroo
3:30-CBS Sports Spectacular
4:45-Wrestling from Olympic
6:00-Weekend '67
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Cairo Road"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Lawrence Welk
9:00-Hearst Metronome Weekly
9:00-Canal Zone Cal-ndar
9:15-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is The Life

4,000 Expected for Sunrise

Service on Amador Causeway

Worshipers from both the Republic
of Panama and the Canal Zone will
observe the traditional Easter Sunrise
Service on Fort Amador causeway at
6 a.m., Sunday. Sunrise over the
Pacific Ocean will find about 4,000
men, women, and children singing the
traditional Easter hymn, "Christ The
Lord Is Risen Today ."
The service is a joint effort of the
U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. The
U.S. Army Forces Southern Command
(USARSO) Chaplain's Office is the
principal action agency.
Guest Speaker at the service this
year will be Chaplain (Colonel)
Theodore V. Koepke, Deputy Com-
mandant of the U.S. Army Chaplain
School at Fort Hamilton, N.Y.
A 200 voice choir of members from
various churches in Panama and the
Canal Zone, and a soloist, J. Webb
Hearne, from the First Baptist
Church of Balboa, will participate.
The 79th Army Band is scheduled
to play the prelude and the recessional
postlude. The band, directed by Chief
Warrant Officer A. K. Ignacio, will
also join with the organist and the
choir in the hymns.
Miss Emily Butcher, Supervisor of
Music, Latin American Schools, Canal

Chaplain Theodore V. Koepke

Zone Schools Division, will direct the
choir. Professor Hans Janowitz of the
Panama National Conservatory of
Music will be the organist.
The public is invited to attend the
service. Traffic control personnel from
the USARSO Office of the Provost
Marshall will expedite parking near
the site.



John F. Oster has been elected
Commander of Panama Canal Post 1,
Inc., the American Legion, for the
Post Year 1967-1968. The other
officers for the new year are: Francis
J. Garavanta, first vice commander;
James C. Lastinger, second vice com-
mander; Benjamin Blumberg, chap-
lain; and Silas Charbonneau, sergeant-
Post executive committeemen are:
James A. Lowe, Kenneth Major,
Stanley E. Sousa, Russell P. Hoern-
lein, Edward G. Coyle, and Clement
Aseron. Post alternate executive com-

mitteemen are: Gerard K. Schear,
Ronald Cappon, Thomas Y. Gibson,
Earl W. Sears, George Vieto, and
John F. Balschum.
Installation is to be Saturday, April
1, at the Post Home. Post Commander
Thomas N. Stewart, 1965-1966, is
chairman of the installation dinner
Newly-elected Commander John
F. Oster was Post Commander in
The 1966-1967 Post Commander
is Kenneth Major.

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Four-year-old Scarlett Espino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Espino of Panama, listens attentatively as Jan
McClung, former library assistant, points out what termites can do to wood as she shows her the wood samples
display board at the Canal Zone Library-Museum. If Scarlett looks a wee bit puzzled she has good reason.
Although fluent in German, Scarlett understands. only a little English. But she is learning. She is also learning
Spanish and will soon be tri-lingual. Searlett arrived from Germany a few months ago. She lived there with her
grandparents while her mother and father attended college in the United States. Abraham Espino works with the
Tolls Studies group in the Comptrollers Office.


Wood Samples Prized Collection

The collection of Panama wood
samples at the Canal Zone Library-
Museum, showing the wood both "au
natural" and how it looks with an
application of clear varnish, is prob-
ably the most complete group of
scientifically identified woods from
any country in tropical America.
It is part of a group of woods
which were studied by the Canal
Zone Corrosion Laboratory for resist-
ance to biological deterioration in the
tropics in 1960.
A duplicate set is in the national
collection of woods in the Smith-
sonian Institution in Washington,
D.C. This relatively large collection
represents a small portion of the great
variety of trees in the Panama forests.
In most cases the woods included
in the collection were selected for
their size and timber qualities or for
their resistance to marine borers,
termites, or decay, or because the
wood had other special properties,
such as the poisonous sap of the Man-
zanillo tree.
One of the most unique of the
Panama species of tropical hardwood
is the Nazareno, also called morado.
It is a tall, low-branched, smooth-
barked tree that may grow from
120 to 150 feet in height and up to
3V feet in diameter.
Timber from this handsome forest
tree is very hard and very heavy and
is a rich purple in color when freshly
cut, deepening somewhat when
exposed. The texture is fine, wood is
fairly easy to work, finishes smoothly,
takes a high polish and is very strong,
tough and durable.
It makes beautiful paneling, furni-

The term holystonee" first appeared
in the Royal Navy. The white, clean
teak decks aboard ship do not get
that way because they are constantly
washed by the sea and bleached by
the sun. A boatswain in the Royal
Navy, probably, discovered that
pieces of crumbling tombstones were
excellent for restoring man-of-war
decks to their original sheen. The
reason for calling them holystones is

Pools Closed 2 Days
Swimming patrons are reminded
that all swimming pools operated by
the Division of Schools in the Canal
Zone will be closed on Cood Friday
and Easter Sunday.

ture, inlaid work and flooring. It has
been used to some extent in the
manufacture of billiard tables and
cues, and cabinetwork.
Among the many species of both
hard and soft woods of attractive
beauty and commercial value in the
forests of Panama are Alcavu and
Nispero. These two trees represent
the two extremes of hard and soft
wood. Alcavu, a long-lived and
beautiful timber, is the most unique
type of soft wood, as it contains no
sap wood within its bark.
Having one class of structure pores
and color, it could be considered to
be all heart wood. The tree does not
grow in abundance. Alcavu lumber
was being used in various types of
shopwork before the lumber industry
was started in Panama, with very
good results.
The Nispero tree, one of the hard-
est and most beautiful woods of
Panama, has been valued chiefly, in
the past, for the high grade of rubber
called "Balatao" which it produces,
and the highly delectable fruit which
it bears. It is one of the hardest
woods known.
There were hewn timbers in use
in the early days of the Panama
Canal which were placed in build-
ings more than 100 years before and
still in apparently perfect state of
preservation. Nispero timber was not
used extensively by the Panama
Canal because it splits badly while
seasoning. The tree has fairly good
timber form and grows to a height
of 60 to 100 feet, has a straight grain,

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.
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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.

and takes on a beautiful finish.
Batteo, Maria, Caoba Blanca, and
Cedro Amargo are four species of
Panama timber vastly different in
their tensile strength, but for all prac-
tical purposes are directed to the same
uses. These woods have been used
for decking of railroad cars, siding
for passenger trains, ships' furniture
and sash, door and panel work.
If given the same finish, the sim-
ilarity in color and grain is so close
as to make it extremely difficult to
differentiate among them. Years ago
it was predicted that these woods
would take their places in the world's
markets with poplar, cypress, and
redwood, particularly Batteo and
Cedro Amargo.
Cedro Espinoso, Coratu, and Es-
pave are three woods unlike in struc-
ture and physical appearances, all
adapted to interiors for finishing,
wainscoting, ceilings, and wide
panels for interior use.
Espave is the weakest, structurally,
but it is very much more capable of
withstanding the ravages of alternate
sun and rain and general climatic
strain. It is the most common tree in
the Panamanian forest and through-
out Central America.
Many other trees in the local
forests could produce good lumber.
Mora, Mangle Blanco, Mangle Colo-
rado, Sorro, Quira, Amarillo, Mar-
macillo, Roble, Pilon, Tangari, Noga-
lon, and many others await only
the touch of an energetic hand to
place them before the world.

Mystery Voices

A Canal Zone woman who had an
appointment on the west bank of the
Canal noted a strange noise when she
started her car. Since the car ran well
she paid no attention to the noise, a
low hum, until she was halfway
across the Thatcher Ferry Bridge.
Then she thought she heard two men
talking behind her but there was no
car following hers.
When she reached Rodman she
asked a man to check the motor. He
found nothing wrong.
Suddendly two men started talking
again. A thorough investigation
revealed that the car-washer who had
cleaned her car that day, had for-
gotten his turned-on transistor radio
under the cushion of the front seat.
The woman had been sitting on
the radio.





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March 23, 1967

Theatre Guild

Slates Tryouts

For Next Play

Tryouts for the Theatre Guild's
next major production, Graham
Greene's "The Complaisant Lover,"
will be held Monday and Tuesday,
March 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m., at the
Jewish Walfare Board (JWB) on La
Boca Road.
The play, directed by H. Loring
White, is scheduled to open May 5
for a run of 14 performances, ending
May 20.
"The Complaisant Lover" is a
"serious comedy" with an adult
theme. Its tight and moving plot
shows the varied responses of a
middleclass family to the threat of a
love triangle.
There are five principal roles for
two men, two women and a teenage
The characters are: Victor Rhodes,
a dentist in his forties, a practical joker
who is a victim; a sympathetic role
and the most challenging one in the
play; Mary Rhodes, his wife; Clive
Root, a contrast with Victor; Ann
Howard, 19; Robin Rhodes, in his
early teens and an outstanding juve-
nile part; William Howard, father of
Ann and a bank manager; Margaret
Howard, wife and mother; hotel
valet; Mr. Van Droog, Dutch manu-
facturer of dental supplies.
In addition to the roles to be filled,
help is needed backstage in the pro-
duction crew.

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exhibited at the Canal Zone Library,
were admired by many visitors. All
the pictures found buyers and Vald6s
has requests for several more.
Born in San Salvador, El Salvador,
Vald6s has never had a lesson in paint-
ing. As a small boy he liked to sketch
and was so good at it that his grand-
father wanted to send him to Italy to
study art. This was not possible and
when he finished grade school, he
entered the Salesian Brothers School
in Santa Tecla, outside of San Sal-
vador, where he studied for 2 years.
He became an expert shoemaker and
was made head of the shoeshop.
Later Vald6s worked in the Port of
La Libertad. Here he enjoyed paint-
ing signs on the piers.
During his free time he tried paint-
ing with flour as a painting agent.
This medium was not successful, how-
ever. Mice and insects ate the paint-
ings. In Panama, he devised a method
of using modeling clay.
Vald6s came to the Isthmus in 1941
and went to work for the Dredging
Division. Later, he did sign painting
in Corozal, making signs for the
graves of soldiers buried in Corozal
In 1947, Vald6s transferred to the
position he now has in the Civil
Affairs Building.
Vald6s, now 56, makes his home
in Pedregal with his wife and small
daughter Xiomara.

The Final Solution combo will play
for the dancing set at the New Balboa
Teen Club tonight from 8 p.m. to
midnight. Dress will be sportswear.
Members are admitted free. Non-
members are charged a nominal fee.

The Canal Zone Council of the
Boy Scouts of America has announced
that the entry of El Bejuco in the
the Explorer Scout ocean-to-ocean
Race April 7, 8, and 9 is assured.
El Bejuco, after three consecutive
wins in this annual event and retiring
the American Legion Trophy, was
tentatively to be removed from this
year's competition so that a new win-
ner would be a certainty in this year's
race. Popular demand for the entry of

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"It seems just yesterday" that she attended Girls Nation in Washington, D.C.,
as a Canal Zone representative, says Lesley Berger, R.N., now a member of
the nursing staff at Coco Solo Hospital. She has followed with interest the
activities of Caribbean Girls' State, which was in session this week, for she
also was a Girls' State counsellor in 1961. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Engel-
bert J. Berger of Brazos Heights, she was graduated from Cristobal High
School in 1961 and from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of
Nursing in 1965. She returned to the Canal Zone and a position as registered
nurse in May 1966.

Governor Honors 50-Year Veteran

(Continued from p. 1)

zation extremely dependable service
for half a century, but he also is a
valuable member of the community
in which he resides. Governor Leber
said Herdman is active in his church,
and is particularly, active in Boy Scout
work-his many years in Scouting
having been recognized with a special
medal recently.
"Your neighbors in Rainbow City
and the general area of Colon appre-
ciate that you did more than 8 hours'
work a day. You contributed much
to the growth and improvement of
the entire community. As a senior
citizen, you are a valuable senior citi-
zen to the entire area, including the
Republic of Panama in this region,"
Governor Leber pointed out.
In recognition of his 50 years' serv-
ice and dedication to his job, Herd-
man was presented by Governor
Leber with a 50-year service certifi-
cate, an Eminently Satisfactory Ex-
tended Service Award in official re-
cognition and commendation, with a
check for $500 and a Key to the
Locks. The check was handed by
Governor Leber to Mrs. Herdman.
Herdman spoke briefly, thanking
the representatives of the Interna-

Coming Events

24-Good Friday (Holiday.)
26-Easter Sunday.
27-The Panamanian-North American
Association is sponsoring its
Second Hollywood Film Festi-
val. Each night through April 7,
excluding the weekend, there
will be different high-quality
feature length film in English,
with subtitles in Spanish.
28-BHS Basketball Exhibition.
30-Balboa Women's Club of the
Canal Zone annual charity Card
Party at the Jewish Welfare
Board. This the club's largest
charity event of the year. A light
lunch will be served from 11
a.m. to noon. The public is
invited and tickets will be avail-
able at the door or by calling
Mrs. Dorothea Clinchard, chair-
man, Balboa 4285.
30-Chorrera Fair begins and contin-
ues until April 2.
31-BHIS at CHS, basketball.

tional Boy Scouts, representatives of
the Veteran Scouts' Association, rela-
tives, co-workers and friends who
were present to see him honored.
Among those present at the cere-
mony were Edgar Miller, pipelayer,
and John Lawrence, clerk, in the Pan-
ama Canal Water and Laboratories
Branch, who will each complete 50
years' Canal service this year. They
presented Herdman an envelope con-
taining a letter of congratulations and
$5, representing 10 cents for each of
his years of service, contributed by
Maintenance Division workers.
Axton T. Jones, Transportation and
Terminals Bureau Director, said of
Herdman: "He has been one of the
Terminals Division steady reliable
employees who, throughout his
tenure, could be depended upon to
complete work assignments. He has
performed these assignments in an
eminently satisfactory manner."
Herdman was initially employed
with the Municipal Engineering Divi-
sion as Water Tender on February 23,
1917, at a salary of $30 a month. He
worked continuously with this divi-
sion until 1951 when he was trans-
ferred to the Maintenance Division
Water and Laboratories Branch. In
February 1954 he was transferred to
the Terminals Division, Cristobal,
and has been with that division ever
He is a troop committeeman of
Troop 1, International Boy Scouts of
America, and has been presented a
"thanks badge" with citation in recog-
nition of his Scouting work, the pre-
sentation being made by the Veteran
Scouters who date back to the Baden-
Powell Days.

Pupils, Teachers

Of School Honor

Locks Operator

Sixty-seven sightless students and
11 instructors of the Panama Institute
of Special Rehabilitation (the Helen
Keller School) recently honored one
of their most ardent benefactors,
Manuel M. Progana, on his birthday.
Progana, a control house operator
at Mirafloress Locks, has for many
years given a Christmas Party for the
children of the school and dedicated
many hours of valuable and unselfish
service to the welfare of these blind
and deaf children of Panama.
A U.S. citizen by birth, Progana
speaks Spanish fluently and has won
the admiration of many Panamanian
families for his devotion and service
to the handicapped children of

this cayuco, representing Post 21 of
the Balboa Union Church, was made
by other Explorer units so that it
could be properly "defeated."
This year's crew members of the
famed craft, which was hewn from a
tree trunk by Choco Indians in the
Pifias Bay area of Darien, are trying
to ready her tired and cracked hull
so that, they say, she may once again
make "some kind of a showing" in
the race.


Nutrition and You

This is the third of a series of
nutrition discussions by Mrs. Shirley
0. Dean, Public Health Nutritionist
with the Division of Preventive Med-
icine. She also teaches nutrition at
Canal Zone College.

The Basic Four Food Groups were
introduced in the last column of this
series. To review briefly, however,
it should be explained that the Basic
Four includes (1) milk and milk prod-
ucts, (2) meats, eggs or dried peas
and beans, (3) fruits and vegetables,
and (4) bread, cereals, and roots.
This grouping is quite logical and
easy to remember and should be
used every day to guide our food
choices. To better understand why
this is so important, however, let us
consider in greater detail each of the
four groups.
The first group, milk, provides an
amazingly rich supply of nutrients
necessary for good health and a sense
of well being:
1. Protein
to build, maintain and repair all
body tissues
to help in the formation of body
hormones and enzymes
to help build resistance to
to provide energy
2. Calcium
to build and maintain bones and
to allow normal reaction of the
nerves, muscles, and heart
to help in proper clotting of the
3. Vitamin A
to promote growth and repair of
body tissues
to help maintain normal vision
and healthy eyes
to help maintain healthy skin
and lining of mouth and nose
4. Vitamin D
absolutely essential to help cal-
cium build strong bones and
5. Riboflavin
to help maintain healthy skin
and mouth and eyes
to help the body get energy
from food
6. Carbohydrates
to furnish energy
These are essential nutrients. With-
out them our bodies cannot develop
and function normally. To obtain
these nutrients in the proper amounts
children must drink three 8-ounce
glasses a day, teenagers four 8-ounce
glasses a day, and adults two 8-ounce
glasses a day.
The day's requirement for milk
can be met by any kind of milk:
fresh milk, frozen milk, reconstituted
milk, canned milk, skim milk, butter-
milk or powdered milk. All of these
forms of milk have essentially the
same nutritive value-with one ex-
ception. Any form of skim milk,
whether powdered, fresh, or butter-
milk, is made by removing the butter
fat from the milk. When the fat is
removed, the fat-soluble vitamins A
and D are also lost. In this warm
climate, where people are frequently

in the sun, there is no danger of a
Vitamin D deficiency. The human
body can form Vitamin D when the
skin is exposed to the ultra-violet
rays of the sun.
It is necessary, however, if you
always use skim milk, to take special
precautions. You may buy fresh skim
milk which has been fortified with
Vitamins A and D; that is, those
vitamins that were removed with the
butter fat, are added to the skim milk
in a water-soluble form so that the
skim milk will then have the same
vitamin content as the whole milk. All
fresh skim milk sold on the Isthmus
is fortified.
Powdered skim milk is not fortified,
though it seems likely that it will be
in the near future. In the meantime,
however, we must choose a food rich
in Vitamin A every day. The Vitamin
A-rich foods are liver, tomatoes, and
any dark green or dark yellow and
orange fruits and vegetables.
A further note of precaution is in
order concerning milk choices. The
various forms of milk have essentially
the same nutritive value (with the
exception of the skim milk noted)
only if the milk is used according to
directions. In other words, canned
milk should be mixed 1/2 milk and
'z water to equal fresh milk.
Powdered skim milk should be mixed
11/ cup powder plus water to make
one quart of milk.
But suppose you don't like to
drink milk? Have you thought of the
innumerable ways possible for you
to use milk? How much do you put
in coffee? How much do you add to
breakfast cereal? Do you add milk
to soups? Do you make custard or
creamed dishes or casseroles? Do you
drink milkshakes or eggnogs?
Do you use cheese? One ounce of
cheese, which would measure one
thin slice as for a sandwich, can be
substituted for one glass of milk. And
how many ways can you think of to
eat cheese It is popular for break-
fast and lunch in sandwiches and
omelets. It is used often at dinner for
a cheese sauce or in a casserole.
A cheese and fresh fruit dessert is
quite elegant.
And how much ice cream do you
eat? Two cups of ice cream (one pint)
arc essentially equal to one cup of
milk in food value.
Perhaps, as you consider the
above questions, you find that your
daily intake of milk or milk equiva-
lents is adequate. On the other hand,
if you find that your diet is lacking
in this basic food group, then the
above questions should help you find
a way to improve your health by
using milk.
The many different forms of milk
and cheese come in as many different
prices. Surely it is both important
and possible for you to find a type of
milk to suit your taste and a price to
fit your budget.
For the health protection of your
family: include milk or milk products
in your meals every day.

Guild Schedules Dance Program

"La Danza Espafiola," an evening
of flamenco dancing and the dance
"El Sombero de Tres picos" (The
Three Cornered Hat) is scheduled for
a 2 weekend run at the Ancon Play-
house Friday, March 31, through Sun-
day, April 2, and Thursday, April 6
through Saturday, April 8. Curtain
time is 8 p.m.
The program is choreographed by
Tony and Ramona Mata. The former
was choreographer of the local pro-
ductions of "The Sound of Music"
and "Damn Yankees." He has per-
formed in flamenco and ballet pro-
grams at Panama's National Stadium,
and in San Jos6, Costa Rica; Bogota,
Colombia; and Lima, Peru.

Mrs. Rae Meyer, Balboa 2735 begin-
ning March 27 between 7 and 9 p.m.
for reservations.
Tickets will go on sale to the
general public Wednesday, March 29.

The coati or coatimundi is a com-
mon animal in Panama and a source
of distress to the chicken farmer. In
Panama, the animal is known as gato
solo (lone cat). In the mountains in
the Interior, he is known by two
names-gato solo or gato manada
(pack cat) because when young, he
runs in a pack with about 15 other
coatis. When he becomes an adult
le becomes a solitary animal and is

Theatre Guild members may call I called gato solo.

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Vol. V, No. 40 Mds de 50 Aios al Servicio del Conwmercio Mundial Jueves 23 de Marzo de 1967

El Gobernador W. P. Leber

Honra a Algon V. Herdman

Algon V. Herdman, capataz encar-
gado de abastecimiento de agua a
los buques, en la Divisi6n de Ter-
minales del Canal de PanamA, quien
ha completado 50 aiios de servicio
con la empresa del Canal y proyecta
continuar trabajando hasta su jubila-
ci6n obligatoria en septiembre de
1968, fue el hombre de la atenci6n
public en su Divisi6n, cuando el
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
W. P. Leber fu6 al sector Atlantico a
entregarle un premio por 50 afios de
servicio y un Premio por Servicio
Eminentemente Satisfactorio y Pro-
"Esta es una de las mas importantes
y significativas reuniones que tenemos
en la empresa del Canal. Estamos aqui
para reconocerle a un hombre su ex-
celente y leal servicio", dijo el Go-
bernador Leber. Hizo notar que
Herdman no s6lo prest6 un servicio
extremadamente conflable durante
media centuria a la empresa del
Canal, sino que tambi6n a la comuni-
dad donde reside pues alli es un
miembro valioso. El Gobernador
Leber dijo que Herdman es active en
su iglesia, y desarrolla una gran acti-
vidad entire los muchachos explora-
dores a tal punto que recientemente
sus muchos afios de labor en el
escultismo le fueron reconocidos con
la entrega de una medalla especial.
"Sus vecinos en Rainbow City y
el Area general de Col6n reconocen
que usted trabaja m6is de 8 horas al
dia. Usted contribuy6 much al en-
grandecimiento y mejoras de la co-
munidad entera. Como un ciudadano
patriarcal usted serA de much valor
para el Area entera, incluyendo la
Republica de PanamA en esta region",
sefial6 el Gobernador Leber.
En reconocimiento a sus 50 afios
de servicio y dedicaci6n a su trabajo,
Herdman recibi6 de manos del Go-
bernador Leber un certificado por 50
afios de servicio y un Premio por Ser-
vicio Eminentemente Satisfactorio y
Prolongado como un reconocimiento
y encomio official, que fueron acom-
pafiados por un cheque de $500 y de
una Llave de las Esclusas. El cheque

lo entreg6 el Gobernador Leber a la
Sra. Herdman.
El Sr. Herdman habl6 brevemente,
y agradeci6 a los representantes de
de los Muchachos Exploradores In-
ternacionales, a los representantes de
la Asociaci6n de Exploradores Ve-
teranos, a los familiares, compafieros
de trabajo y amigos que estuvieron
Entre los presents a la ceremonia
se encontraban Edgar Miller, ten-
dedor de tuberia, y John Lawrence,
oficinista, en el Ramo de Acueductos
y Laboratories del Canal de PanamA,
quienes completarAn 50 afios de ser-
vicio este afio. Ellos entregaron a
Herdman un sobre que contenia una
carta de felicitaci6n y ademAs $5, que
representaban 10 centavos por cada
uno de estos afios de servicio, como
una contribuci6n de los trabajadores
de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento.
Axton T. Jones, Director de Trans-
porte y Terminales, se express acerca
de Herdman de la siguiente manera:
"El ha sido uno de los serious y confia-
bles empleados que, a trav6s del
ejercicio de su cargo, se podia confiar
en la terminaci6n de sus tareas. Ha
realizado estas asignaciones en una
manera eminentemente satisfactoria",
Herdman primeramente fue em-
pleado en la Divisi6n de Ingenieria
Municipal, como Encargado de Cal-
deras y con un salario de $30 al mes,
el 23 de febrero de 1917. Trabaj6
con esta Divisi6n hasta 1951, afio en
que fue trasladado al Ramo de Acue-
ductos y Laboratorios, de la Divisi6n
de Mantenimiento. En febrero de
1954 fue trasladado a la Divisi6n de
Terminales, en Crist6bal, y desde en-
tonces ha estado con esa division.
Es comisionado de tropa de la
Tropa 1, de los Muchachos Explora-
dores Internacionales de America.
Los Veteranos Exploradores, que se
establecieron en los rmismo dias en
que Baden Powell fundara los Mucha-
chos Exploradores, Ie entregaron una
"insignia de agradecimiento", como
un reconocimiento a sus labores en
pro del escultismo.

Muchos Residentes de la Zona

Concurrieron a Feria de David

La Feria de David estuvo rebosante
de alegria, y cientos de residents de
la Zona del Canal tuvieron la opor-
tunidad de presenciarla.
Una gran cantidad de visitantes
aprovech6 los tres vuelos arreglados
por el Comando Sur de Estados Uni-

Noches Espaniolas

Habra Desde el 31
"La Danza Espafiola", una noche
de baile Flamenco y "El Sombrero de
Tres Picos" de Manuel de Falla, se
presentarAn en el Ancon Playhouse
desde el viernes 31 de marzo hasta
el domingo 2 de abril, y desde el
jueves 6 de abril hasta el sAbado 8 de
abril. El tel6n serA descorrido a las
8 p.m.
El program tiene la coreografia de
Tony y Ramona Mata. El primero fue
el core6grafo de la producciones
locales "La Novicia Rebelde" y
"Damn Yankees". Se ha presentado
en programs flamencos y de ballet
en el Estadio Olimpico de PanamA,
lo mismo que en San Jos6, Costa Rica;
BogotA, Colombia; y Lima, Peru.
Los miembros del Theatre Guild
pueden llamar a la Sra. Rae Meyer
en Balboa 2735 a partir del 27 de
marzo entire las 7 y 9 p.m. para sus
Los boletos serAn puestos a la
venta al pfblico en general el miar-
coles 29 de marzo.

dos con la cooperaci6n de la Fuerza
Area. Los vuelos, realizados el 16,
17 y 18 de marzo, Ilevaron a David
cerca de 175 visitantes, entire milita-
res, personal del Canal de PanamA y
de la Embajada de Estados Unidos,
para un dia de gira.
La gira incluia una visit a la feria,
una excursion por la ciudad de David,
almuerzo en el Club David y un
viaje a Boquete, con un penniso espe-
cial otorgado para una visit a la
hacienda de Eduardo GonzAlez en
Muchos otros vinieron en vuelos
comerciales de lines locales, que tu-
vieron que hacer vuelos adicionales.
La feria de 8 dias, una de las mAs
grandes que se han presentado en la
Rep6blica, rompi6 marcas de asisten-
cia de multitudes. La competencia de
ganaderia fue mAs fuerte que en ferias
anteriores, y hubo mis animals, lo
que hacia mis dificil ]a decision de
los jueces. Puntos emocionantes de la
feria fueron El EspectAculo de Caba-
llos, los saltos de los paracaidistas
durante 4 dias, Ilevados a cabo por
el Club de Paracaidismo Deportivo
de la Zona del Canal, y el colorido
modelo Las Cruces montado en un
cami6n de remolque para hacer giras
musicales en David con Lucho AzeA-
rraga y su conjunto. Miles de espec-
tadores corrieron a ver estos events.
Las atracciones nocturnas incluye-
ron la Ceremonia de Coronaci6n de la
Reina y los conciertos brindados por
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

La media centuria de servicio al Canal de PanamA del Sr. Algon V. Herdman, a la derecha, fue reconocida en una
ceremonia a la cual asistieron sus compafieros de trabajo de la Divisi6n de Terminales y en la cual el Gobernador
de la Zona del Canal, W. P. Leber, a la izquierda, le entreg6 un premio por 50 afios de servicio y un premio
por Servicio Eminentemente Satisfactorio y Prolongado, acompafiados por un cheque de $500 y de una Llave
Maestra de las Esclusas del Canal de PanamA.

Esclusas de Miraflores -- 2,588
Esclusas de Gatn -_---- 416
Las Cruces,
9 trAnsitos parciales _-- 527
Reina Manuelita,
2 trAnsitos parciales ... 53
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles 80
Jardines de Summit_____. 152
Rossini -_------ 478
Deutschland ...-- 510
Gran Total--- 4,804

Presentara Obra

El Theatre Guild

En el Mes de Mayo
Los ensayos para la pr6xima pro-
ducci6n del Theatre Guild, "The
Complaisant Lover" de Graham
Greene, se llevarAn a cabo el lunes
27 y martes 28 de marzo a las 7:30
p.m. en el Jewish Welfare Board
(JWB) en la Calle La Boca.
La obra, dirigida por H. Loring
White, esta sefialada para comenzar
el 5 de mayo y terminar el 20 de
mayo despues de 14 presentaciones.
"The Complaisant Lover" es una
comedia seria con un tema adulto.
Su trama muestra la variedad de res-
puestas de una familiar de la clase
media a la amenaza de un triAngulo
Hay cinco papeles principles para
dos hombres, dos mujeres y un ado-
Los personajes son: Victor Rhodes,
dentist, en sus cuarenta, un chistoso
que es una victim; un simpatico
papel y el mis desafiante en la obra;
Mary Rhodes, su esposa; Clive Root,
un contrast con Victor; Ann Howard,
de 19 aiios; Robin Rhodes, en su
adolescencia y en una sobresaliente
actuaci6n juvenile; William Howard;
padre de Ann y gerente de banco;
Margaret Howard, esposa y madre; un
camarero de hotel; Sr. Van Droog,
fabricante holand6s de articulos den-
Ademais de los papeles que deben
ser Ilenados, se necesita ayuda tras
bastidores en personal de producci6n.

Reduciran Maximo de Calado

Por Caida de Nivel en Gatun

La reducci6n de 39 pies a 38 pies
y 6 pulgadas del mnAximo de calado
permitido en aguas tropicales para
barcos que transitan el Canal de Pa-
namA serA efectiva a partir del 5 de
abril como resultado de una caida en
el nivel del Lago Gatin.
Segiin memorAndum emitido por el
Capitin D. A. Dertien, Jefe de la
Division de Navegaci6n, esto se ha
hecho en vista de las 61timas predic-
ciones acerca del nivel del Lago
La limitaci6n de calado para barcos
grandes de cierta clase ha sido mAs
alta en meses recientes que en cual-

quier otro tiempo, en la historic del
Canal. La limitaci6n de 40 pies per-
maneci6 en vigencia hasta mediados
de febrero. La restricci6n del calado
se debe a que el nivel del lago baja
en la estaci6n seca. Este afio, se es-
pera que el minimo de calado permi-
sible en agua fresca tropical llegue
s6lo a 38 pies.
Hasta ahora el nivel del lago tiene
casi 1 pie mAs alto en comparaci6n
con el mismo tiempo del afio pasado,
y desciende aproximadamente .02 de
pie al dia en lugar del .04 de pie en
comparaci6n con estaciones secas

Torneo Anual de Buceo y Pesca

Submarina se Iniciara en Abril

El Club de Buceo de Balboa,
situado en el YMCA de Balboa,
conjuntamente con la Liga de
Buceo de PanamA, serAn anfi-
triones en el Quinto Torneo
National Anual de Buceo y
Pesca Submarina de PanamA.
El torneo empezarA con las
inscripciones en el Hotel de
Taboga desde las 6 a.m. del
sAbado 15 de abril y durarA
hasta las 4 p.m. del domingo
16 de abril. Ha habido cambios
tanto en el reglamento como
en las oportunidades en rela-
ci6n con torneos anteriores. Las
copias de las reglas y los for-
mularios de ingreso se pueden
obtener en el YMCA de Balboa
o en el almac6n de buceo
Los participants deben tener
por lo menos 17 afios de edad,
y si tienen menos de 21, deben

tener un permniso escrito de sus
padres o tutores.
Se entregarAn como premios
mAs de 25 trofeos.

No Eran Hombres

Los que Hablaban
Una dama de la Zona del Canal
que tenia un compromise en ]a orilla
occidental del Canal, not6 un ruido
extraiio cuando arranc6 su autom6vil.
En vista de que el auto andaba bien
no le prest6 atenci6n al ruido, un
susurro, hasta que estuvo a mitad del
Puente Ferry Thatcher. Pens6 enton-
ces que habia escuchado a dos hom-
bres detrAs de ella, pero no habia
ningfn auto sigui6ndola.
Cuando lleg6 a Rodman le pidi6
a un hombre que revisara el motor.
No encontr6 nada normal. Ella dijo
que no tenia radio en el auto.
De pronto los dos hombres comen-
(Continma en la pdgina 4)

/9- / 3


Marzo 23, 1967



19-26-Celebraci6n de la Semana Santa en toda la Repfiblica de Panama.
Este afio cobrarA su antiguo esplendor en la poblaci6n de Pes6,
en la Provincia de Herrera.
23-Se clausura el Festival del Banano en Bocas del Toro.
24-25-La Sociedad Numismitica del Istmo tendrA su exhibici6n en la
Semana Nacional de Numismatica de 1967.
24-Viernes Santo.
30-Se inaugura la Feria de La Chorrera que durara hasta el 2 de abril.


9:45-A Bailar, Joven
11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-Domingos Herdez
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Estreno Favorito
4:00-Tarde de Toros
7:00-Los Monroe
7:30-El Hombre del Rifle
8:00-El Tinel del Tiempo
9:00-El Halc6n

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Marine Boy
6:00-La Mordaza
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-El Bar6n
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Club de Mickey Mouse
6:00-La Mordaza
7:00-Simplicia la Secretaria
7:30-Reto al Mal
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:30-E1 Hombre Que Nunca Existi6
10:30-Ajedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00- Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Super Seis
6:00-La Mordaza
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Viaje a las EstreIlas
9:30-La Caldera Del Diablo
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportaies Mundiales
3:00-Tardos Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblan
5:30-Clipoer. el Delfin Maravilloso
6:00-La Mordaza
7:00-Los Felices Mac-Abros
7:30-Comandos del Desierto
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Historia del F.B.I.
10:30-Ajedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Hey Land Lord
6:00-La Mordaza
7:00-El Avisno6n Verde
7:30-Super Show
9:00-La Rubia Peligrosa
9:30-La Caldera Del Diablo
10:30-Programa Especial

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
1:00-Programa Femenino
2:00-Sarao de TV-2
3 00-Reprise de la Nov-la de las 6
5:30-Cavernicolas del Espacio
6:00-Un Soltero Casado
7:00-26 Hombres
7:30-El Show de Kippy
8:00-El Valle de Pasiones
9:00-Rutas del Destino


9:00-La Santa Misa
9:45-Todo por la Patria
10:15-Whisky a Go-Go
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11ll:30-Ventana del Mundo
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
8:00-Jim West
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

11:30-Aventuras de Bin Tin Tin
12:00-MAsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Inspector Gideon
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:20-Los Lios de Cecil
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-El Show de Dick Van Dyke
8:00-Lunes de Revl6n
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Doctores y las Enfermeras
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de BRin Tin Tin
12:00-Muisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventureros del Mississippi
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAginas de nla Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:20-Caisate y Verais
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos lHumanos
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de Bin Tin Tin
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Msisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Edgar Wallace
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:00-Estrellas Palmolive
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humnanos
9:30-Los Vengadores
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de BRin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-El Buen Pastor
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosgues
6:20-Los Enredos de Telesforo
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares de Pond's
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Hora 11
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Muisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventuras en Alaska
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:20-Pepito Masito
6:50-Instantineas Sociales
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-La Hora de Raul Astor
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Yo SoyEspia
10:30-Viernes con Martinez Blanco

11:00-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Madre es un Convertible
12:30-De Interfs Para Usted
1:30-Reprise de Corin Tellado
2:30-Largo Metraje
A -00-Largo Metraje
5:30-Luchar o Morir
6:00-Patrula de Caminos
6:30-El Superagente 86
7:30-Revista Musical
8 00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-Perdidos en el Espacio
10:30-Cinerama Franc6s

En Su Pantalla

Viernes 24__ CERRADO Fair WindTo Java (AY) and 10:00 ps (AYC).
Make Haste To Live (AY) Sea Of Lost Ships (AYC)
Fair Wind To Java (AYC) and Madame X (ADULTOS) and
SAbado 25___ Make Haste To Live (AY) CERRADO The Outsider (AYC)

Domingo 26 Bunny Lake Is Missing (ADULTOS) Shenandoah (AYC) Ship Of Fools (ADULTOS)
Lunes 27--- Bunny Lake Is Missing (ADULTOS) Town Tamer (AY) and Ship of Fools (ADULTOS)
The Americanization Of Emily
Martes 28___ CERRADO Pajama Party (AY) (ADULTOS)n Of Emily
Town Tamer (AY) and
Miercoles 29. Walk a Tightrope (AY) Jungle Manhunt (AYC) CERRADO
Jue---- 30 Pajama Party (AY) CERRADO The Art Of Love (ADULTOS) and
Jueves 30____ Pajama Party (AY) CERRADO The Brass Bottle (AYC)
Viernes 31___ CERRADO The George Raft Story (AY) and 10:00 p.m.
Arrow In The Dust (AYC) Touch Of Evil (ADULTOS)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

Gente en la Noticia

La Srta. Nellie Morgan es oficinista esten6grafa en los el Canal de PanamA el 19 de julio de 1951 en la Clinica de
Laboratories del Hospital Gorgas, Empez6 a laborar con Cirugia del Hospital Gorgas, como oficinista mecan6grafa.
En 1955 fue trasladada a la Secci6n de Laboratorios y des-

secei6n. Naci6 en la ciudad de PanamA. Curs6 sus estu-
dios primarios y secundarios en el Colegio San Jos6 de
la ciudad capital. Y explica: "Era una escuela privada,
dirigida por tres hermanas de apellido Ucr6s, situada en
la Avenida Norte. Se le conocia tambi6n como la escuela
de Marina, nombre de una de las hermanas Ucr6s. AliM
obtuve mi titulo de bachiller y de perito mercantil. Luego
viaj6 a los Estados Unidos, donde asisti primero al In-
maculate Heart College, en Los Angeles, y despu6s al
Kayzer Business College, en la misra ciudad, done obtu-
ve el titulo de secretaria esten6grafa". La Srta. Morgan
perteneci6 al grupo teatral que dirigia el professor esta-
dounidense Jos6 Diaz, en la Universidad de Panama. Y
manifiesta: "No actuaba en ninguna obra, pero si me
.. gustaba cooperar en todo lo que se relacionaba con el
vestuario y utileria y con los cambios que debian hacerse
S. en el scenario al pasar de un acto al otro. Fue una gran
experiencia para mi". Y prosigue diciendo: "Actualmente
%- --pertenezco al Instituto Panamefio de Arte, donde me
propongo cooperar siempre, como socia, en el desarrollo
artistic de PanamA". Es cat6lica y le gusta much la
forma c6mo se celebra la Santa Misa en San Miguelito,
ya que todos lo files participan del canto de la misa
acompaiiada por la mfsica tipica panamefia. Con res-
pecto a su trabajo dice: "las modernas acomodaciones
.- son un incentive para trabajar".

La Sra. Olga S. de Luque es secretaria esten6grafa del
administrator del Hospital Gorgas, Sr. Robert L. Thomp-
son. Lleva ya casi 13 afios de servicios con el Canal de
PanamA, todos ellos en el Hospital Gorgas. Comenz6
primero a desempefiar trabajos de secretaria en distintos
departamentos del Hospital Gorgas y en 1959 ocup6 la
posici6n de oficinista esten6grafa en asuntos m6dicos, en
en departamento de psiquiatria, puesto que desempefi6
hasta el 19 de marzo de este afio, fecha en que entr6
a prestar sus servicios de secretaria esten6grafa en la
oficina del ya citado administrator del Hospital Gorgas.
Naci6 en la ciudad de Col6n. Hizo sus studios primaries
en la Escuela de las Hermanas de San Vicente. Los secun-
darios los curs6 en la Escuela Profesional Isabel Herrera
Obaldia, donde se gradu6 de contable. Luego curs6 estu-
dios universitarios en la Universidad de la Zona del Canal, -
donde sigui6 contabilidad, estenografia, materials cultu- "
rales, etc. Es casada con el Sr. MAximo Luque Jr., y
resident en San Francisco de la Caleta en uni6n de sus
tres hijos: MAximo A. III, de 13 afios, que va para el "
tercer afio en el Colegio Javier; Scheznarda, de 10 afios
que va para el quinto grado en el Colegio Internacionai
de Maria Inmaculada; y finalmente Olguita Sheherezada, -
de 7 afios, que cursarA el segundo grado en el mismo .
colegio de su hermana. Entre sus pasatiempos favorites
estin los paseos al mar, el juego de boliche y la misica
semiclAsica y popular. Ademas le gusta much el baile,
que tambi6n le gusta a su esposo. De su trabajo mani-
fiesta: "me gusta much por lo interesante e instructivo -
y por la much actividad que require. Es mAs que todo
administrative y social".

Gotas de Historia

Marzo 1, 1535-Carlos V emiti6
una Cedula Real en la que expre-
saba sus temores de que la exca-
vaci6n de un canal "abriera las
puertas a los portugueses y france-
ses; y ante tal perspective seria
necesario hacer los arreglos para
la defense de la via interoceAnica".
Marzo 1, 1920-La Estaci6n Naval
de Radio de Punta Mala fue esta-

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 Informacid6n
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-
vendo envio por correo) $2.60 al anfio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

blecida por Orden Ejecutiva del
Marzo 1, 1919-Primer dia de carna-
val. La Srta. Maria Teresa Valla-
no, Reina del Carnaval de 1919,
era hija del finado Joaquin Valla-
rino y de la Sra. Hilda de Vallarino.
Theodore McGinnis fue el presiden-
te del Comit6 de Carnaval de 1919.
Fue la primer vez en que un
ciudadano estadounidense fue esco-
gido para presidir la Junta de
Marzo 2, 1909-La pala nimero 220
excav6 3.941 yards cbicas de
rocas y tierra en 6 horas y 50
minutes, sobrepasando asi todos
los records anteriores para un s6lo
dia de excavaci6n.
Marzo 2, 1910-Durante los funerales
del Presidente Obaldia, que se lle-
varon a cabo a las 5 de la tarde, se
suspendieron los trabajos por 10
minutes y por orden de George W.
Goethals, comenzando a las 4:55
p.m. como muestra de respeto a
su memorial y a la Repiblica de
Marzo 2, 1917-Se rumors que se
habia descubierto una base de
submarines alemanes en un ounto
solitario del Golfo del Dari6n,
cerca de PanamA.
Marzo 3, 1909-Se susnendieron todos
los trabajos en las oficinas generals
del Ferrocarril de PanamA en
Col6n, debido a la muerte del
Superintendent W. J. Rodman.

Centros de Servicios

Comunales Cerraran

Debido a Inventario
Los Centros de Servicios Comunales
estaran cerrados por inventario los
dias 30 y 31 de marzo y el 10 de abril.
En el sector Pacifico, la secci6n de
mercancias del Centro de Servicios de
Diablo Heights estara cerrada duran-
te el dia jueves 30 de marzo de 1
p.m. a 11 p.m. Sin embargo, el
Almac6n para Nifios Exploradores
permanecerA abierto como siempre de
2 p.m. a 6 p.m.
En el sector AtlAntico, la secci6n
de mercancias de Margarita estarA
cerrada hasta aproximadamente las 2
p.m. del Viernes 31 de marzo. La
secci6n de mercancias del Restaurante
del Muelle estarA cerrada de 10 a 11
a.m. el sAbado 1P de abril.

El Banco Nacional de Panamd ha
recibido dos prestamos por valor
total de $3.500.000, concedidos por
el Banco Interamericano de Desarro-
llo (BID), para intensificar la pro-
duccidn de carne de res, de cerdo y
de aves. El costo total del proyecto
se estima en $6.078.000.

Paigina 2

Marzo 23, 1967


Utiliza la Macilla Para Hacer

Cuadros de Motivos Historicos R

Jos6 H. Vald6s es un pintor por
vocaci6n que expresa sus sentimientos
por medio de colors tan brillantes
como el sol y tan tenues como la
palidez de la noche a traves de her-
mosos paisajes entresacados de la
campifia interiorana y de motivos
hist6ricos de la ciudad de Panama.
Sus pinturas no siguen ningln
modelo, pero las podriamos catalogar
como realistas, pues described en toda
su inmensidad los puntos mas detalla-
dos de una torre como la de Panama
La Vieja, de un puente como el
Puente del Rey y de una empollerada
con todos sus adornos y garbo.
Vald6s, de 56 afios, naci6 en el
barrio El Calvario de San Salvador,
capital de la Repsiblica de El Salva-
dor, y jams ha recibido lecciones
sobre pintura. Desde chico, dice, le
gustaba dibujar paisajes que traian los
libros de primaria en su tierra natal
y sacaba las notas mas altas de su
clase en dibujo.
Su abuelo pronto se dio cuenta de
su talent y le prometi6 enviarlo a
Italia, prop6sito que no se realize
debido a fuerzas mayores.
Terminada su primaria, entr6 al
Colegio Salesiano de Santa Tecla,

Cierre de Planas

Del Spillway

Todo el material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY debe ser
recibido en la Oficina de Prensa
del Canal de Panama a mas tar-
dar el lunes por la tarde de la
semana de publicaci6n. Solamen-
te el material urgente puede ser
recibido y procesado para usarlo
la misma semana, el martes al
mediodia. Envie el material al
M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

ciudad cercana a San Salvador, done
estuvo por espacio de 2 afios.
Mas tarde aprendi6 el oficio de
zapatero, llegando a ser jefe de una
zapateria. En el Puerto de la Libertad
tuvo la oportunidad de practicar su
arte favorite pintando r6tulos en los
Luego se dedic6 en sus tiempos
libres a hacer cuadros con harina,
material que no le result debido a
la amenaza de los roedores e insects.
Pero en PanamA encontr6 la macilla
que es mas resistente.
Vald6s lleg6 a Panama el 29 de
diciembre de 1941. Venia contratado
por el Canal de PanamA en un tiempo
en que el mundo se veia envuelto en
la II Guerra Mundial. Al dia siguiente
empez6 a trabajar con la Divisi6n de
Dragas. Mas tarde fu6 rotulista en
Corozal. Aqui, dice, debia hacer los
r6tulos para los soldados muertos en
la II Guerra Mundial, que iban a ser
enterrados en el Cementerio de
En 1947 entr6 a prestar servicios
como aseador en el Edificio de Asun-
tos Civiles, posici6n que ocupa hasta
el present.
Vald6s habia permanecido en el
anonimato hasta hace poco cuando
various de sus cuadros fueron expuestos
en la Biblioteca Central de la Zona
del Canal. Llamaron much la aten-
ci6n, pronto se vendieron y vinieron
los encargos.
No today su energia y talent son
dedicados a la pintura y a hacer cua-
dros. Otro fuerte suyo es la poesia y
las composiciones musicales. "En
efecto", dice, "limpiando un escritorio
he hecho poesias y les he puesto su
musica". Tambi6n hace acr6sticos.
Vald6s es casado con la dama
panamefia Agustina Rodriguez y re-
siden en Pedregal en uni6n de su
hijita, Xiomara, que seg6n 61, es su
adoraci6n y tesoro.

Si no Quiere Quedarse Fuera

De la Casa, Haga mas Llaves

Como un servicio y protecci6n para
los ocupantes de las residencias del
Canal de PanamA, el Ramo de Vivien-
das esta interesado en mantener un
juego de Haves para esas casas.
Si las leaves se encuentran dispo-
nibles en la Oficina de Viviendas, los
ocupantes a quienes se les queden las
leaves adentro y no puedan entrar,
tendran el servicio y la conveniencia
de que se les permit entrar en sus
residencias por medio de un oficinista
de Viviendas, eliminando asi el servi-
vicio y gastos de un carpintero quien
probablemente tendria que cortar una
malla, vidrio, o quitar la puerta de
sus bisagras.
Los ocupantes que hayan instalado
sus propias cerraduras o agregado

William J. Bunch, Jr.
Reginald Callender
John J. Dyer
Abraham E. Espino
Marie W. Gibson
Zander Krowitz
John Martino
Roberto P6rez
Graciela E. Preciado

Donald Alexander
Robert Alexander
Norms C. Brewster
James Charles
Bruce Codrington
Miguel de la Espada
David Graham
Carlos Grenard
Victor Hoyte
Albert S. Hunter
Daniel Lawson
Alfonso Machado
Alfonso Martin
Arthur McLean
Merton W. Oglivie
Ethelbert Porriman
Bertram D. Ramsey
Vincent Ridge

cerraduras a sus puertas deben asegu-
rarse de que la Oficina de Viviendas,
un vecino o un amigo tengan un
Iuego duplicado de Ilaves de sus casas.
Las leaves de las residencias son
guardadas en la Oficina de Viviendas
en un gabinete de acero.
En el caso de que un ocupante se
quede por fuera de casa despues de
las horas de trabajo, es frecuentemente
necesario enviar personal de Vivienda
a base de sobretiempo para abrir la
puerta. En estos casos, cuando el so-
bretiempo estA envuelto, sera nece-
sario que al ocupante se le cobre por
este servicio, como lo es la responsa-
bilidad del ocupante de pagarle a un
carpintero cuando sus servicios son

Abelardo Manuel
Arnold Jones
Joseph Quintal
Arnold George Reid
M. L. Scantlebury
Alfred Simonson
Fitz R. Spooner
Luis Alvarez G.
Felipe Alteparo

Jos6 A. Bl61iz
Jos6 Camacho
Robert Douglas
Kenneth Hannah
Rodolfo E. Martinez
Stanley M. Watts
Curtis George
George L. Hibbert
Alfred T. Marsh
Herman Myles
George Thomas
Ursula Workman

El pintor Jos6 H. Valdes, muestra algunos de los cuadros pintados por l1, que han estado en exhibici6n en la
Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal en el Edificio de Asuntos Civiles. La torre de la Catedral de Panama La Vieja y
el Puente del Rey se destacan entire sus obras.

Una Extensa Variedad de Madera

Existe Actualmente en el Istmo

La colecci6n de ejemplares de
madera que se encuentra en la Biblio-
teca-Museo de la Zona del Canal, que
muestra la madera "al natural" y c6mo
luce con. la aplicaci6n de un bamiz
transparent, es probablemente el
grupo mas complete de maderas
cientificamente identificadas en toda
la America tropical.
Es parte del grupo de maderas que
estudi6 el Laboratorio de Corrosi6n
de la Zona del Canal para comprobar
la resistencia a la deterioraci6n biol6-
gica en los tr6picos, en 1960. (Vea foto
en la secci6n inglesa).
Un duplicado de estas maderas se
halla en la colecci6n national de ma-
deras del Instituto Smithsoniano, en
Washington, D.C. Esta colecci6n re-
lativamente grande represent una
pequefia porci6n de la gran variedad
de Arboles existentes en los bosques
En la mayoria de los casos se han
seleccionado estas maderas de la

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colecci6n en base a su tamafio y
cualidades o por su resistencia a los
taladros marines, termitas, o podre-
dumbre, o porque la madera tenia
otras propiedades especiales, tales
como la savia venenosa del Arbol
Una de las species mAs originales
de species de PanamA en madera
dura tropical es el Nazareno, tambi6n
Ilamado morado. Es alto, de ramas
bajas, de corteza suave que puede cre-
cer desde 120 hasta 150 pies de altura
y tener un diametro de 3 pies y medio.
La madera de este hermoso arbol
forestal es muy dura y muy pesada
y reci6n cortada tiene un rico color
ptlrpura que se profundiza un poco
cuando se expone al aire libre. La
textura es fina, ]a madera es bastante
facil para trabajar, de un acabado
suave y toma much pulidez y es muy
fuerte, y durable.
Se pueden hacer entrepafios her-
mosos, muebles, incrustaciones y pavi-


mento. Se ha usado hasta cierto punto
en la manufacture de mesas y tacos
de billar, y en trabajos de ebanisteria.
Entre las muchas species de made-
ras duras y saves y de atractiva
belleza y valor commercial en los bos-
ques de Panama estan el Alcav6 y el
Nispero. Estos dos Arboles representan
los dos extremos en madera dura y
suave. El Alcav6, de vida larga
y de hermosa madera, es el tipo mis
Anico de madera suave y no contiene
albura dentro de su corteza.
Teniendo una clase de poros y
color, se podria considerar como una
madera de puro coraz6n. El arbol no
crece en abundancia. La madera del
Alcavu se estaba usando en various
talleres, antes de que la industrial
maderera se estableciera en Panama,
con muy buenos resultados.
El Arbol del Nispero, una de las
maderas mas duras y hermosas de
PanamA, era altamente valorado, en
el pasado, debido a que produce una
gran cantidad de goma llamada "Bala-
tao", y tambi6n por su deliciosa fruta.
Es una de las maderas mas duras
hasta ahora conocidas.
En los primeros dias del Canal de
PanamA se usaron maderas que habian
sido utilizadas 100 afios atras y que
aparentemente se conservaban en per-
fecto estado. La madera del Nispero
no la us6 much el Canal de Panama
porque se raja cuando se endurece.
El Arbol tiene una forma de madera
bastante buena y crcce a una altura
de 60 a 100 pies, y toma un bonito
Batteo, Maria, Caoba Blanca y
Cedro Arnargo son cuatro species de
maderas de PanamA y que se dife-
rencian grandemente en su resistencia
a la tension, pero tienen casi los
mismo prop6sitos de uso. Estas made-
ras se han estado utilizando para
adornos de los vagones del ferrocarril,
desviadero para trenes de pasajeros,
muebles y bastidores de barcos, puer-
tas y para colocar pinturas y retratos.
Otros Arboles en la forest local que
pueden producer buena madera son
el Cedro Espinoso, Coratti, Espave,
Mora, Mangle Blanco, Colorado,
Sorro, Quira, Amarillo, Marmacillo,
Roble, Pildn, Tangari, NogalnN v
muchos otros que solamente esperan
el toque de una mano en6rgica que
los coloquen ante el muudo.

La Repdblica de M iAfico ha dedi-
cado un 35.7 por cicnto de s.iu presu-
puesto de 1967 al propodsito de in-
crementar it industrializacitn del

Acaba de st'r inangutrada en Lima
la plant American Motors Renault.
Costd $2 millomcs y produciri 3.700
:whiculos atl ai.

Paigina 3



Larry Corrigan
Ellis J. Lowe
Willy W. Nowotny


Egbert Saums
Gerald Smith
Leo Wilkinson
Barclay Wood
Wilfred Barrow
Howard Jones
Ferry Marsden
Enrique Martinez
Surgit Singh
Alfonso Tejada
Jenni Sue Brenner
Susan Smith









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En el Gimnasio de Santa Cruz fue tomada esta vista de un partido de
volibol mixto entire los equipos Deportivos Sinclair y Deportivo Rodriguez.
Esto forma parte del program de recreaci6n de verano en esa comunidad

El Deportivo Nightingale fue el campe6n de la primera vuelta del torneo veraniego de softball de Santa Cruz.
Estin, de izquierda a derecha, paradas: Alicia Bowen, Sandra Harriss, Narcisa McFarlane y Felicia Dyar.
Arrodilladas: Alicia Morris, Ver6nica Edwards y Marcia Stennett.


El Profesor Jos6 French, a la derecha, ofrece explicaciones a
arqueros de la Escuela de Santa Cruz, en una clase de tiro al bl
arco y flecha en el program de recreaci6n de verano de Santa (
izquierda a derecha estAn Jacinto French, Gregorio Ara y Audley
Arrodillados: Delano Small y Francisco Evelyn.

a j6

Reconocen la Labor Benefica

Realizada por Manuel Progana


Manuel M. Progana
A Manuel M. Progana, operario de
Caseta de Control de las Esclusas de
Miraflores, le dieron recientemente
una gran fiesta los alumnos y maes-
tros del Instituto Panamefio de Habili-
taci6n Especial, como reconocimiento
a su labor ben6fica desplegada.
En efecto, el Sr. Progana lleva mas
de 7 afios de cooperar y costear la
fiesta de Navidad de estos nifios, que
ven en 61 a un padre y amigo, y a
quien besan y abrazan cuando llega a
visitarlos, cosa que sucede frecuente-
mente, pues 61 estA siempre en con-
tacto con ellos.
En la fiesta de cumpleafios, que
67 nifios ciegos y 11 maestros y maes-
tras ofrecieron al Sr. Progana, una de
las nifias, Valentina Jim6nez, pronun-
ci6 un discurso, en cl que lo calific6
como "el hombre mis generoso con
nosotros y que se ha hecho siempre
present en nuestras vidas".

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
zaron a hablar nuevamente. Una mi-
nuciosa investigaci6n revel6 que el
lavador de autos que habia limpiado
su autom6vil ese dia, habia olvidado
su radio transistorizado encendido
debajo del almohad6n del asiento
La dama habia estado sentada so-
bre el receptor de radio.

El Sr. Progana habla perfectamente
el espafiol y se sinti6 muy emocionado
al recibir tan cAlido homenaje de unos
nifios, que seg1n el discurso de la
nifia Valentina, buscan una fuente de
alegria donde beber intensamente,
pero que pocas veces encuentran. Sin
embargo, el Sr. Progana, olvidAndose
de si mismo, los ha llevado hacia esa
fuente maravillosa, y sus corazones
han bebido la alegria, que recompen-
san entregAndole un ramo inmortal de

6venes A
co con
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ebster. .

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El equipo Deportivo Grenion ocup6 el segundo puesto en la primera vuelta de la Liga Veraniega de Softball
de Santa Cruz, en el program de recreaci6n de verano. De izquierda a derecha, paradas, estan Diana Cedeiio,
Hortence Ricketts, y Jacqueline Blackman; arrodilladas: Joan Thorne, Yollette Green, Celia Cameron y Gloria Hope.
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En el program de recreaci6n de
verano que dirige el Profesor Jos6
French en la Escuela de Santa Cruz,
el tennis es uno de los deportes que
practical los estudiantes. Aqui vemos
a Vilma Nestfield durante un partido
de tenis en la cancha de Santa Cruz.

Alumnos de la Escuela de Santa Cruz se preparan a disparar sus flechas en la Clase de tiro al blanco con arco y
flechas en el program de recreaci6n de verano de la comunidad Latinoamericana de Santa Cruz.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
la Banda de la Fuerza A6rea, como
tambi6n la misica interpretada por
Lucho Azcarraga y por la Banda de
Acero del Ej6rcito.

Las reserves monetarias brutas de
Bolivia registraron al fin de septiem-
bre de 1966 la cifra-jamds alcan-
zada anteriormente-de $50.600.000.
En la misma fecha de 1965 fue de

El Uruguay ha aprobado la sus-
pensi6n de los derechos de importa-
ci6n sobre los bienes de capital
necesarios para la expansion de la
pesca commercial y la industrializaci6n
de sus products.

Marzo 23, 1967


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