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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: December 15, 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: VID00644
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 MIeum

Vol. VI, No. 26 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, December 15, 1967

Poll Is Planned

On Store Hours

A proposed change in Canal Z
Retail Store hours-which wc
mean that the stores would be o
during the noon hours instead
being closed from 12:30 to 2:30 p
weekdays, as at present-was discu:
at the December U.S. Civic Cou
Executive Session.
The new schedule was proposed
the Supply Division in response
suggestion made at the October m
ing. Only the hours would be resci
uled, not the days of operation.
Mrs. Doris Sanders, president of
Cristobal Margarita Brazos Hei,
Civic Council, suggested that
Saturday and evening hours
lengthened by '/2 hour.
Before any change in the sched

You'll Get

Yule Mall

All incoming and outgoing mail
be worked at Canal Zone post ofl
and branches Saturday, December
and Sunday, December 24, the Di
tor of Posts has announced.
On Saturday, December 23,
Balboa and Cristobal Post Offices
be open the usual Saturday sched
and branch post offices will fol
the regular weekday schedule.
The following day, December
post offices and branch post offices
to schedule a period of not more t
2 hours window service during
day for the delivery of parcels o
the time to be posted at each
No work will be performed in
offices or branches Monday, Dec
ber 25, except that Cristobal will
ceive mail from incoming vessels
Balboa will receive and dispatch
mail on the regular 9 p.m. schedi
trip to Tocumen Airport, and rec
mail from incoming vessels only.
On New Year's Day, January
there will be no public window s
ice at any post office or branch
office. Arrangements will be mad
all post offices and branches for
tribution of incoming mail and
dispatch of outgoing mail. Crist
and Balboa Post Offices, in addil
will perform such additional wor
necessary for the receipt and disp
of surface and air mail.

Policy Is Libera

Shipments via i

Under a liberalized policy change,
Panama Canal employees now may
ship pets southbound on the SS Cris-
tobal. Until recently such pets ship-
ments were possible only for new
Since accommodations for pets on
the vessel are not the most satisfac-
tory, air express of pets is recom-
mended as a more humane method of
shipment. Air express cost generally
is about the same. It may be slightly
Only accompanied pets may be
accepted, however, for trips either
southbound or northbound, on a
"space available" basis.
Northbound shipment of pets is
restricted to retiring or terminating
Pet owners are required to furnish

,one is made, the matter must be con- l'-i
would sidered by the Latin American Civic
pen Councils and a poll of the communi- "M1
of ties taken. Details will be announced
.m. in the Retail Store Weekly Bulletin.
ssed Capt. Howard Buehler, president
ncil of the Pacific Civic Council, advo-
cated a return to the policy of permit-
Sby ting groceries to be charged, and
to a pointed out that, in retrospect, a pay-
eet- roll deduction plan or charge accounts
hed- would be beneficial to the operation
of the Supply and Community Service
the Bureau.
ghts Gov. W. P. Leber, who presided
the over the meeting, said the matter 7
be would be looked into again. ,
Governor Leber told the Civic .
dule Council officers that word has been
received that the Canal Zone College .
again is receiving full accreditation ....
from the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools. Dr. Panama Canal employees and other w
So transiting are "-feet long and have a 1
Glen E. Murphy, assistant dean. of in the channel, can't visualize how th
Canal Zone College, was given this estate. Here, in correct scale, is how tl
information by the chairman of the in Balboa. That's Balboa High School
will accrediting committee at the associa- the Balboa commissary and parking ar
wll a few feet ahead of the
ices tion's convention in Atlantic City last a f f a o t
23 week. Official notification is awaited
rec- from the Commission on Institutions Student Visitors
for Higher Education.
the (Continued on p. 4) Need Both Entry
wl A. Exit Permits
allow 1 App.cants Students visiting the Canal Zone

24, For Canal Jobs for the Christmas holidays and all
other Canal Zone residents-or those
are As S ludent Aids who are the responsibility of the Canal
han s tu t Aid Zone-are being reminded that they
the Approximately 1,100 applications must have Canal Zone entry permits
)nly, have been received in the Panama for travel to the Isthmus and departure
post Canal Personnel Bureau from students cards before they will be permitted to
of the Panama secondary schools, the board a plane at Tocumen Airport to
post Canal Zone Latin American high leave the Isthmus.
*em- schools, the University of Panama and Entry permits must be obtained
Sre- the University of Santa Maria La An- from the Transportation Branch or
and tigua, for employment in the Latin General Services Branch of the
air- American Student Assistant Program Administrative Services Division.
uled beginning February 5 and ending Departure cards are issued by Cus-
eive April 26. toms Division officials at the Customs
Approximately 200 applicants will office in Terminal Building, Balboa,
y 1, be selected for the 12-week period by at the Administration Building in
erv- the various units of the Canal orga- Cristobal, and at the Transportation
post nization. Branch office at Balboa Heights Rail-
e at Full-time students attending the road Station.
dis- universities and graduating seniors of Military personnel and their depen-
the the high schools participate in the dents must obtain entry permits and
obal vacation employment program. Stu- departure cards from the appropriate
tion, dents also must be 16 years of age, authority of each military command.
k as or over, and must have submitted Failure to obtain entry permits or
atch evidence of satisfactory scholastic departure cards before arriving at
achievement during the school year. Tocumen Airport will result in flight
delays and inconveniences to the
arriving and departing passengers.
lized for Pet An entry permit or departure card
must be obtained prior to arrival at
S Cr isto l the airport. Remember you may not
S Cristoba get on a plane without them.

suitable kennels or cages to house the
pets aboard ship. They also must meet Coin Display Saturday
all necessary health, quarantine, and The Cristobal Coin Club and the
all other regulations governing the Cristobal YMCA will sponsor a dis-
importation of pets in the United play of numismatic material from
States or the Canal Zone. 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday,
Space aboard the ship for pets may using the entire lobby area of the
be reserved by contacting the Trans- Cristobal YMCA building.
portation Branch, Balboa 2182. Coins of the world will be on sale,
including the coins of Panama. One
Owners of pets accepted for ship- table will be devoted to the buying
ment are reminded th ththe space and trading of coins, medallions, and
where pets are kept during the trip is
a location not accessible to passengers. Many odd and curious items will
There also may be some interesting be available and solutions for difficult
side effects. A recent northbound Christmas gifts may be found.
traveler wrote that when he took one Proceeds from the Bazaar will go
of his dachshunds off the boat it was to the Charity Fund of the YMCA to
squawking like a parrot-a neighbor help carry on its work of serving
on the voyage. And that the parrot servicemen and others away from
was barking like a dog! home.

hh , .'
vho have been on the Isthmus very long are accustomed to reading that ships
beam of-feet." Most of us, however, seeing pictures of ships in the locks or
hat translates into expanse over an area of fairly well known Canal Zone real
he "Melodic," one of the biggest, would look if she were sailing along El Prado
in the foreground and virtually dwarfed by the 846-foot long "Melodic" are
rea in the right background. The circle in front of Goethals Memorial is just
bow of the ship. Which, incidentally, has a beam of 106 feet.

Dry Season's Coming...Soon?

This is the time of year when Isth-
mian residents begin to talk about the
change to dry season and Panama
Canal Hydrographic Office personnel
point out that it is difficult to pinpoint
one date as the beginning of dry
season and another date as the end of
dry season.
Without analyzing the meteor-
ological data for a period of time after
the apparent dry season has set in, to
establish a definite dry season pattern,
the Hydrographic Office cannot say
when dry season has definitely arrived.
These dry season conditions occur
several times during the year for short
periods but are not the true dry
Past records have started dry season
as early as mid-November and as late
as early February.
The years 1957 and 1959 had the
longest periods of dry season, 200
and 201 days, respectively.
In the 1959-60 dry season, the
starting date appeared to have started
December 18, 1959, with about a
week of practically no rain and fresh
northerly winds. On December 23,
rainy weather returned and became
sufficiently intense at the end of the
month to cause flood conditions on
the Gatun and Chagres Rivers. This
made it necessary to change the start-

U.S. Preparedness

Briefing Monday

On Atlantic Side
A briefing on the "State of Pre-
paredness of the Armed Forces of the
United States" will be repeated by
H. Clifton Wilson, president and
general manager of the Cia. Pana-
meria de Fuerza y Luz, and Richard
Haase, president of Sears Roebuck,
S.A., of Panama, at Coco Solo
Theater at 7:30 p.m., Monday.
Wilson and Haase, business execu-
tives in Panama, were among 75 U.S.
business and professional men who
attended a Department of Defense
annual orientation whose objective is
to broaden the public's understand-
ing of Defense Department problems
and accomplishments.
The public is invited to attend.

ing date of dry season to January 3,
When dry season does begin,
however, and Gatun hydroelectric
generating station has to be shut
down, there'll be an official announce-
ment-along with an official request-
to encourage conservation of electric

Maine Maritime

Academy's Ship

Coming Jan 17.
The Maine Maritime Academy's
10,000-ton steamship State of Maine,
remembered on the Isthmus as the
former Ancon of the Panama Line,
will visit the Panama Canal January 17
and 18 while on an 8-week winter
training cruise to the Caribbean and
west coast of the United States. The
Maine, while bearing the name Ancon,
was a famous command and commu-
nications ship during World War II.
Commanded by Capt. Howard R.
Johnson, the vessel will depart Cas-
tine, Maine, on January 8 and return
March 6. With a crew of 380 officers
and cadets, the Maine will sail 12,000
miles and visit Bermuda, Jamaica, the
Panama Canal, Mexico, Long Beach,
and San Francisco, Calif.
Because of limited capacity aboard
the Maine, some 60 junior cadets will
be assigned to a separate cruise pro-
gram on ships of U.S. Flag companies
for individualized training in deck and
engineering departments. The Acad-
emy's sophomore class will remain at
Castine for academic work.
On board the Maine will be the
successful Maine Products Show
Afloat, which once again will feature
displays representative of Maine in-
dustry and agriculture. But the voyage
is primarily a working cruise for the
cadets who will become Merchant
Marine officers.
The cruise schedule, subject to U.S.
State Department approval, gives
January 17 as the date for the arrival
of the Siate of Maine at Cristobal.
The vessel will be in Balboa the fol-
lowing day after a transit of the
Panama Canal.


December 15, 1967

The Lundbergs and guests at Cannes: From left: Dr. Victor Herr, Supervisor of Music in the Canal Zone Schools;
Capt. Daniel Lundberg, skipper of the "Passat" which transited the Panama Canal on its 3-year round the world
trip; concert pianist Trilby Lundberg; James Fields, also a concert pianist; Jan, 15; and Mrs. Lundberg. Standing
in front of Trilby is Darius, 10, her younger brother.

They Met Here, Had Reunion at Cannes

Remember the Lundbergs? The
family that came to the Panama Canal
to the accompaniment of music of
Bach, Mozart, and Shostakovich
played by beautiful young Trilby
Lundberg, child prodigy pianist, as
their ketch Passat traveled over the
The Lundberg family visited the
Canal Zone in April 1966 while
headed on a 3-year cruise around the
world, and Trilby charmed audiences
at two musicales. She appeared with

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-Chapel of the Air
1:50-Mack And Mever For Hire
2:20-Greatest Dramas:
"Let There Be Light"
2:35-Sunday Playhouse:
"Prince of Foxes"
4:45-CBS Golf Classic (Special)
5:30-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
6:35-College Bowl
7:00-The Smothers Brothers
Comedy Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
8:55-Football Scoreboard
9:10-U.S. Steel Hour: "Red
Rose for Christmas"
10:05-Biography: "Amelia Earhart"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-"Gravity and How It
Affects Us"
11:00-The Sacred Heart

4:00-Afternoon with Shari Lewis
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-"Language in Action"
6:30-"The Bobby Lord Show"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Fractured Flickers
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Carol Burnett Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Bresher Doubloon"
10:00-Songs of Christmas
10:25-Focus on Today
10:50-The Red Skelton Hour

4:00-Afternoen with Ozzie & Harriet
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Prince of Peace:
"The Unlikeliest Place"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Dupont Cavalcade
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Lancer Spy"
10:20-"Price of Liberty"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Lawrence Welk

4:00-Afternoon with Life with Father
5:00-SCN Afternoon News

a chamber orchestra at the Balboa
High School Auditorium and then at
the Panamanian-North American As-
sociation, and at both concerts the
conductor was Dr. Victor Herr, Super-
visor of Music in the Canal Zone
Then the Passat and the Lundberg
family sailed from the Isthmus, con-
tinuing the trip that had been their
dream for years.
So many times that is the end of
the story. Sometimes a postcard or

5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Magic Room
6:30-Vietnam Report
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"ABC Stage 67 A Christmas
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Mike Douglas Show
10:20-Telenews Weekly Newsreel
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-An on Earth Peace

4:00-Afternoon with Dobbie Gillis
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Special: The Folk Music of
9:35-Perry Como Christmas Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man
11:15-Sing Along with Mitch
Christmas Show

4:00-Afternoon with Andy Griffith
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Flying Fisherman
6:30-Citizen Soldier
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Jackie Gleason Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"White Feather"
10:50-Focus on Today
11:10-Bell Telephone Christmas Show

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:55-"How Mrs. Claus Saved
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:15-Bob Hope Christmas Show
5:35-A Charlie Brown Christmas
6:00-Weekend '67
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Miracle on 34th Street"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Lawrence Welk Xmas Show"
9:00-Christmas Lights
9:15-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Sing a Song of Christmas
ll:50-This Is The Life

two may come, but most times the
vessel sails on to new ports and that's
This past summer Dr. Herr traveled
in Europe, and there he renewed his
friendship with the Lundberg family,
whose ketch was docked at Cannes,
Now he's received a long newsletter
from the family, who is residing in an
apartment in Rome during the winter.
The Passat, their 47-foot 39-ton steel,
radar-equipped ketch, is tied at
Capt. Daniel Lundberg has com-
pleted a book, which is with his
agents. Mrs. Lundberg (Mesa), a
member of the California Bar Asso-
ciation and a former newswriter, is
working on a book.
Blonde, blue-eyed Trilby, now 18,
a child prodigy who started studying
piano at 5 and made her first album
at 7, is on a tour of Spain as accom-
panist for Italian violinist Ezio
Mariani de Amici and will play piano
solos on the same program. They are
performing in 15 cities and expect to
be back in Italy the first of December.
The two Lundberg boys, Jan, 15,
and Darius, 10, are attending the
American Overseas School in Rome.
When they were in the Canal Zone,
the Lundberg children were con-
tinuing their education through cor-
respondence courses.
While the Passat was anchored for
8 months off a Gibraltar quay, await-
ing small vessel cruising weather in
the temperamental Mediterranean,
Jan and Darius were enrolled in
Gibraltar's Roman Catholic schools.
From Gibraltar, they went to Ver-
neuil, for a trimester in France's
L'Ecole de Roches, while the Passat
sailed on to Cannes, where the Lund-
berg-Herr reunion took place.
At Marseilles Trilby was guest of
honor at a reception and gave a joint
concert at the Marseilles Conservatory
with James Fields, a young American
pianist. The French press hailed her
as "Princess du Aurore."
Now that they're in Rome for the
winter, Captain Lundberg often is
asked regarding future voyage plans.
His usual answer, so far, is that he's
waiting for the Suez to open.


A cantata will be presented Sunday,
December 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Cocoli Baptist Church, 311 Bruja
Road, by the Primary and Junior
Choirs, directed by Charles Wood,
Lita Beegle, and Jimmie Owens. The
public is invited. Refreshments will
be served following the program.

Retail Store Hours

For Christmas Season

Retail store hours of operation for
the Christmas season:

Balboa and Rainbow City Stores
(Including Housewares and Shoes)
Through December 18-Regular store
December 19, 20, 21, and 22-Open
continuously 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December 23-Open continuously
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
December 24 and 25-Closed.
December 26 through 30-Regular
store schedule.
December 31, January 1-Closed.
January 2 through 6-Regular store

Coco Solo Retail Store
Through December 16-Regular store
December 17 (Sunday) and 18 (Mon-

Deadlines Early

For Spillways of

Dec. 29, Jan. 5

Due to the Christmas and New
Year's Day holidays, there will be a
1 day advance in deadlines for mate-
rial for the December 29 and Jan-
uary 5 issues of the Panama Canal
Material intended for those issues
should be in the Panama Canal Press
Office not later than Friday afternoon
of the preceding week. Only urgent
material can be received and pro-
cessed for use the same week as late
as noon Tuesday on the week of
publication of these issues.

"Sidewalks" To Play
The Sidewalk Combo will play for
the Balboa Teen Club dance tonight
from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dress will be
sportswear. Members are admitted
free. Non-members pay a nominal

December 19, 20, 21, and 22-Open
continuously 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
December 23-Open continuously
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
December 24 and 25-Closed.
December 26, supermarket only-
Open regular hours.
December 27 through 30-Regular
store schedule.
December 31, January 1-Closed.
January 2, supermarket only-Open
regular hours.
January 3 through 6-Regular store

Paraiso and Gamboa Retail Stores
Through December 17-Regular store
December 18-Closed.
December 19 and 20-Both stores
open regular hours.
December 21 and 22-Open continu-
ously 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
December 23-Open continuously
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 24 and 25-Closed.
December 26 through 30-Regular
store schedule.
December 31, January 1-Closed.
January 2 through 6-Regular store
All stores and gasoline stations will
be closed December 25 and January 1.

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 9f 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.

Week Beginning Saturday,
December 16, 1967
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sim., 2:30, 6:15, 8:25 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Hombre (AY)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Secret Of My
Success (AY)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Scorpio Letters
Fri., 6:30, 8:45, p.m.-The Birds (AY)
Sat.-The Quiller Memorandum (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-101 mins.)
-Jack The Giant Killer (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-El Dorado (ADULT)
Tues.-The Soldier (AY)
Wed.-Desiree (ADULT)
Thurs.-The Great Race (AYC)
Fri.-The Miracle (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Assault
On A Queen (ADULT)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Man In The Middle
Sun.-Last Of The Secret Agents
Tues.-El Dorado (ADULT)
Wed.-The Miracle (AYC)
Fri.-The Great Race (AYC)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Two For The Road (ADULT)
Mon.-The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing
Tues.-Wed.-The Hills Run Red (ADULT)
Thurs.-The Bridge On The River Kwai
Fri.-Beach Blanket Bingo (AY)
Sat.-Don't Make Waves (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-73 mins.)-
Broken Land (AY)
Sun.-Mon.-A Man For All Seasons (AY)
Tues.-Convict Stage (AY)
Wed.-Man In The Middle (ADULT)
Thurs.-Invitation To A Gunfighter (AY)
Fri.-At War With The Army (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Dr. Terror's
House of Horrors (AY)
Sat.-Sound Of Music (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-75 mins.)-
Sniper's Ridge (SIT.) (AY)
Sun.-Murderers' Row (ADULT)
Tues.-The Quiller Memorandum
Thurs.-Man In The Middle (ADULT)
Fri.-Invitation To A Gunfighter (AY)

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC or as Listed k***-

Saturday, December 16, 1967

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Magic Boy-Animated Cartoon: An action-
filled story of the adventures of a boy
who becomes a master of magic marvels.
(R.) (Color.) T-90 mins.

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Regular Matinee Canceled. Santa Claus
visits on stage 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with
"Free" cartoons.

2:00 p.m.
Lively Set-James Darren, Pamela Tiffin:
A well-plotted story which integrates two
romances, five catchy song numbers, and
the thrill of fast moving automobiles in
breath-taking racing sequences. (Color.)
T-105 mins.

6:15 p.m.
The Clown-Red Skelton: Emotional, heart-
felt drama . the result of a boy's
loyalty to his father. T-99 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Underwater City-William Lundigan, Julie
Adams: They built a city under the sea
to survive the holocaust above. (R.)
(Color.) AY. T-85 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Young Guns Of Texas-James Mitchum,
Jody McCrea: Exciting, colorful saga of
the Old West of a search for renegades
who have stolen army gold. (SIT.) AYC.
T-85 mins.

*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

At The Movies

December 15, 1967


William B. Austin
George W. Bates
Hughie Walter Bell
Ray L. Boazman
Michaell A. Bumbaugh
Richard W. Dixon
Donald L. Hughes
Claude G. T. Johnson
Donald L. Keller
Daniel E. Moore
Archie S. Plyler
Tony A. Preston
Shirley Roper
Carlos P. Sinchez
Knox B. Spence
Cornell K. Swanson
Mauricio Taylor
William W. Wallace
Donald K. Warnick
James Weber
Henry G. Campbell
Tommie N. Compton

Carlos L. Greene
William Nieves
James E. Scott
Joseph N. Springer
Robert E. Waggoner

Samuel Brathwaite

Samuel Livingston Ford
Reine Petters
Fitz R. Scantlebury
Peter B. Swinglehurst

A Canal Zone College picnic will
be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Albrook Stables in the Bohio
area. There will be free food and

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Fourteen graduating seniors from the Justo Arosemena Institute proudly display the certificates of participation
awarded to them upon successful completion of this year's Work Experience Program. As a graduation require-
ment, and at the request of the school, the students worked in Panama Canal offices to gain on-the-job clerical work
experience. The program was coordinated by the students' Office Practices teacher, Mrs. Nereida R. de Arcia, and
the Personnel Bureau's Special Placement Unit. Bottom row from left: Nazzira Nifiez, Prof. Victoria de Peralta;
Lorraine Lindsay; John M. McTaggart, Chief, Special Placement Unit; Prof. Nereida R. de Arcia; Edward A.
Doolan, Personnel Director; Gloria Cribelis; D. J. Paolucci, Deputy Personnel Director (Staff); Judith Grannum;
Vielka Martinez; Orietta Peralta; Marcia Stamp. On stairs from left: Brenda L. Rangel; Bernab6 Sierra; Guadalupe
Diaz; Maritza Urriola; Saskia Paniza; Harmodio Young; Ena Alvarez. (Not in picture, Aurelio Lam.)

Women's Softball

Loop Preparing

For Third Season
The Canal Zone women's four-
team fast-pitch softball league will
begin its third year of operation
Saturday, January 13. Arrangements
have been completed with two new
sponsors, Isthmian Canal Rebekah
Lodge No. 1 and the Coca-Cola Bot-
tling Co., and negotiations are con-
tinuing with several other fraternal
and commercial organizations to com-
plete sponsorship of this league.
Due to the increased interest in
women's sports, especially softball, the
Canal Zone Women's League re-
quested the Canal organization to
relinquish an area assigned to the
Schools Division for a diamond exclu-
sively for women's softball. The re-
quest was granted and work on this
area will start in the near future.
Registration and practice will be
held every Saturday, Monday and
Thursday until opening day, Jan-
uary 13, at the ball park. The hours
are: Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Mondays and
Thursday, 4 p.m. to at least 5:30.
All Canal Zone resident women or
those who have Canal Zone privileges
are eligible to join. Groups or .clubs
interested in entering teams in the
slow-pitch league are asked to contact
the Women's League President, Mrs.
Margarite McGlade, Balboa 4259 or
the league financial advisor, George
Brady, Albrook 3198, evenings.

Girl Scouts To P

International Yule
The Canal Zone Girl Scouts of the
Central Command Neighborhood will
participate in three International
Christmas programs that will bring
together 560 members of the Girl
Scout movement in the Canal Zone
and Panama Saturday.
The programs will be given in three
locations, at the Curundu Junior High
gymnasium, at St. Mary's Hall, Bal-
boa, and at the K. of C. Scout shack,
adjacent to the La Boca Gasoline
Starting the earliest and lasting the
longest will be the Christmas program
at the K. of C. Scout shack, where the
Girl Scouts will gather at 10 a.m. and
remain until 2 p.m. The girls will
decorate a wire cone Christmas tree,
make their own goodies for lunch, and
sing Christmas carols. Expected to
attend are 42 Muchachas Guias from

The large bore rifle division of the
Balboa Gun Club will offer the 50-
shot National Match Course at the
Farfan Beach 200-yard range Sunday.
Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.
and firing will begin at 9 a.m. Rifle-
men from the Armed Forces, gun
club members and their guests, and
NRA members are invited to compete.
Trophies will be awarded.

participate in 3

Panama, 24 International Girl Scouts
from Paraiso, 26 Cadette Scouts of
Troop No. 77, and nine Senior Scouts
of Troop No. 50.
The largest Girl Scout group, num-
bering 418, will gather at the Curundu
Junior High gymnasium at 11:30 a.m.
The girls will sing Christmas carols in
Spanish and English, decorate a
Christmas tree, have skits by indi-
vidual troops, and will have lunch
from gaily decorated lunch boxes.
The third program will be at St.
Mary's Hall, Balboa, starting at 11:30
a.m. Christmas carols will be sung,
and a Christmas tree decorated. At
1 p.m. a Sister from St. Mary's will
receive the decorated tree and will
deliver it to a school in Panama.
Expected to attend are 24 Muchachas
Guias of Panama and 17 Brownies of
Troop No. 5.


By Emily J. Price
Present Tense is a collection of
essays by Norman Cousins which
mark his 25th anniversary as editor of
The Saturday Review. Taken from
the pages of the magazine, the essays
contain the ideas which have con-
cerned the American people from
1940 to 1965. The first group tells
about the founding of the magazine
itself and is followed by a much
longer section of articles and inter-
views. All sorts of people-Pope John,
Adlai Stevenson, Nehru, Khrushchev-
are interviewed and all kinds of ques-
tions discussed, the test-ban treaty,
"is modern man obsolete?" the United
Nations, the future confronting the
class of 1945. You can dip into this
book anywhere and come up with
food for thought.
An exciting short book is King, by
Lonnie Coleman. King is a bullterrier
owned by a boy in a small Southern
town before the depression. Growing
up together, the boy and the dog
experience a way of life that has
almost vanished in today's frenzied
The Witnesses, by M. K. Waring,
is a long, solid novel of Czarist Russia
from 1902 to 1917. Full of detail, the
novel tells the story of a young Amer-
ican married to an officer of the


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CHS Christmas Music r - -- ----
Program on Dec. 21 T
The Christmas music program of
the Cristobal Junior-Senior High I
School music department will be pre- I)
sented Thursday, December 21, at C
7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Participating in the program will be I
the Senior High Band, the Girls Glee I
Club, and the Dischords. I- -- -
S o d C du Don't forget there are only six more
eCOnd LurUnr U shopping days till Xmas .. During
Yul C the Queen Mary visit earlier this
ue concert month, Tuck Hummer was seen
down in the dock area wearing a straw
Thursday Night hat, sunglasses, Bermuda shorts, knee
socks, a camera dangling from his
The Curundu Junior High School neck-and a BRI-TISH accent!!! . .
Music Department is presenting its Mel Kennedy says that when the
second Christmas Concert Thursday, Queen Mary was being berthed by
December 21, at 5 p.m. in the school the tugs, everyone in the crowd on
cafetorium. the dock noticed a passenger aboard
This second concert, which will last ship running down the deck towards
1 hour, will offer a completely the bow. When he got to the railing,
different program, he leaned over and yelled to the dock
Featured in the program will be crowd: "I say theah, what port is
the Ninth Grade Mixed Chorus this?". One of the stevedores on the
directed by Mrs. Glenda Stronach. dock hollered back: "Balboa!" There
The orchestra will close the evening was a long pause-then, another voice
with the popular and stirring Fifth from the dock crowd boomed out
Symphony of Beethoven, under the with: "I say theah . .WHAT SHIP
direction of-Wallace Woodruff. ARE YOU!!??"
The public is invited to attend. Wonder why the gals in the Marine
Director's office locked Bill Kilgallen
Se on 'a ors"1 out on the porch?? ... Ray Caldwell
Second "IM majors is scratching his head tryingto locate
ryr-out er the traffic signs that disappeared from
Tryo t P riodalong Madden Road . Sign seen in
a downtown Panama tonsorial parlor:
Slated Saturday "Third Class barber shop-First Class
A second registration and tryout Barber"..
period will be held at 8:30 a.m., La bala, brodder! Mario Castrell6n
Saturday, at the Pacific Minor League is planning to buy a cow to provide
Park, located between the railroad the 200 glasses of milk a day that he
station and the softball park. This has to drink... And have you noticed
tryout was made necessary by the late that Ricardo M6ndez shows up in
release of players by other leagues. more newspaper photos than even Liz
All boys, including those who Taylor? .. Remember those student
assistants from Panama who were
played last year, must register, assistant from Panama who were
assigned for job experience in the
LEAGUE REQUIREMENT AGES various divisions the past 2 months?
Eligible Well, at the ceremony marking their
"Maiors" age departure from the program, John
April 1, 1955 through March 31, McTaggart said a 10-minute delay
1956 inclusive---------- 12 was caused by all the wet eyes among
April 1, 1956 through March 31, the girls . .
1957 inclusive_____ __-- 11 Don Coffey said that at the Turkey
April 1, 1957 through March 31, Shoot held in Gamboa last week they
1958 inclusive __----- -- 10 served venison-burgers (that's deer
April 1, 1958 through March 31, meat) provided by the luckier mem-
1959 inclusive _---_---- 9 bers of the San Juan Hunt Club. One
April 1, 1959 through March 31, little boy was heard to exclaim: "Gee,
1960 inclusive __------- 8 those venetian burgers were sure
good!" .. Dick Egolf is getting a bit
desperate about losing weight. He
even shaves before weighing . In
Sj I May 1965 Julius Grigore wrote a story
*for the REVIEW about the origin of
the Boquete orange. Now we see that
SI apparently Julius and the orange got
together as per the photo below sent
Imperial Guard. The author, about to us from Las Vegas by M. B. Nickel,
whom there is something of a mys- Industrial Division Chief:
tery, spent his childhood in Russia
and is apparently recounting the sort
of life he heard of from his parents,
the splendor of St. Petersburg, the
society of the court, and the devasta-
tion of the 1917 revolution. OR E OLNIUS
Hornblower During the Crisis is
the last novel about the valiant British T
sea captain, as the author, C. S. O II
Forester, died last year. This story '"G WOUEEZIU 3
fills in a gap in Hornblower's career,
the year 1805 when Napoleon was
planning an invasion of England. Full r M
of the exciting sea action for which
the series has become famous, this : i
book also includes two short stories, i
"Ilornblower's Temptation," where .
he meets at sea a dangerous Irish
rebel, and "The Last Encounter," in
which Hornblower in his old age
meets the young man who is to
become Napoleon III. P.S.: Incidentally, Julius is an officer
A good mystery is Josephine Bell's in-of all things-the Naval Reserve!!
The Catalyst. A quiet Englishman, SOGGY DOUGHNUT AWARD:
henpecked not only by his wife but To Louis J. Tanassy and the all-male
by her sister too, takes a vacation trip gang in the Specifications and Esti-
to Greece with the two ohnoxinus mates Branch for getting up their
ladies in tow. There he mntrts a Christmas decorations-on October 15!
friendly and beautiful, but not too Send your chit-chat items to "It's
bright, actress. She is the catalyst for No Secret," Box M, Balboa Heights.
some quick changes. See you next week. Kalimera!


December 15, 1967


Saturday Scouting Day in Gamboa

By proclamation of the Gamboa
Civic Council, Saturday (Decem-
ber 16) has been declared Scouting
Day in Gamboa. A number of activi-
ties have been planned by the orga-
nizing committees of Scout Troop 10
and Cub Pack 10. The program of
activities for Gamboa scouts which
will take place at the Gun Club area
at Gamboa includes more than a
dozen events with prizes for the
Activities include a track and field
meet, feats of skill and many fun
games. There also will be scout craft
demonstrations such as boiling eggs
in paper bags and cooking boullon in
paper cups; signal demonstrations; a
cracker-eating contest; space derby,
and other fun activities. To participate
in the day's activities, the scouts must
be in uniform.

tuvol Uopc

Sunday should be the most peace-
ful day of the week, a day when one
should relax from the week's tensions.
Go to church, read the Sunday papers,
and enjoy a quiet, leisurely breakfast.
Keep your Sunday serene by drop-
ping in on Sunday Brunch at the
Tivoli Guest House. Brunch is served
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the
Roosevelt Room.
The menu includes assorted fruit
and juice trays, dollar pancakes, with
syrup and honey, eggs benedict,
German fried potatoes, grilled sau-
sage links, grilled bacon, deep fried
chicken livers, assorted dry cereals,
buttered toast, cinnamon toast, jam,
jelly, assorted coffee, tea and muffins.
Prices are $1.50 for adults and $1 for
iAndale Cuate! Come join us at the
wonderful Mexican Night at the Tivoli
Guest House Monday, December 18.
The menu features tacos, enchiladas,
chile con came with rice, frijoles fri-
tos, Mexican cole slaw, micha rolls,
butter, relish tray, assorted pastries,
and beverage. The prices will be
$1.50 for adults and $1 for children.
Seatings at 5:30-6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Formals

The Canal Zone College Home-
coming Christmas Formal will be held
at Fort Amador Officers Club Decem-
ber 22. Music will be provided by
the Love-Chains. Dancing will be
from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Cristobal Junior-Senior High School
will hold its annual Christmas Formal
Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to mid-
night. Music will be provided by the
Love-Chains. All alumni of CHS are
cordially invited. Reservations may be
made with Nanci Gercich at 36-535,
or with Nora Kirkland at 36-375.
Balboa High School's annual Christ-
mas Formal will be Saturday evening
at Curundu Auditorium from 8:00
p.m. to midnight. Frankie AzcArraga
and his Conjunto will furnish the
music. The coronation will take place
at 10:00 p.m. A queen will be
crowned from among Leslie Affle-
tranger, Darlene Daly, Jo Ella Irwin,
Donna McClain, and Sandi Serrano.
The Junior Class is sponsoring the
formal. Jody Langhill and Xenia
Woods are co-chairmen.

Residents of Gamboa are invited to
attend. The events get under way at
11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
Tables and charcoal fires will be avail-
able for those who wish to have lunch
in the area. They must bring their
own food and table service. Soft
drinks will be available.
For further information on Scout-
ing Day in Gamboa, contact com-
mittee chairmen Roy Carpenter,
6-753, Clarence Teller, 6-333 or
the scoutmaster-cubmaster, William
Keepers, 6-888.

Last Week's Visitors
Miraflores Locks ________ 1,887
Gatun Locks.___________ 205
Las Cruces, partial transits, 6,
Diana, 3_____- 456

Museum _____
Summit Gardens---
Ship transit:
Santa Mercedes
Grand total __.



Tree Sales Sunday
Christmas trees will be on sale
Sunday at Building 32, industrial area,
on the Pacific side and at Building
1143, Coco Solo, on the Atlantic side.
Sales are to start at 1 p.m. and con-
tinue until all trees are sold.

Santa Cruz Multi-Purpose Center

Gives Graduation Diplomas to 59

Fifty-nine persons, most of them
adults, received diplomas in the first
graduation at the Santa Cruz Multi-
Purpose Social Welfare Center.
Twelve men, most of them Panama
Canal employees, were graduated in
a navigation course whose primary
aim was to improve their job perform-
ance. Patrick N. Jamieson, William
H. Gordon, Gilbert W. Card, and
Vincent Smith of the Engineering and
Construction Bureau, who hold cer-
tificates. were the instructors. The
Power Squadron sent an instructor
who assisted in the examinations and

Civic Council Executive Session

(Continued from p. 1)
On the subject of schools, Governor
Leber pointed out that the 7th period
is offered on an optional basis, and is
not a part of the regularly scheduled
school day. Teachers of 7th period
classes receive extra compensation for
teaching these enrichment classes, and
he suggested that availability of 7th
period classes in the high schools be
publicized now so that the students
know of these classes before the next
school semester starts.
Captain Buehler brought up the
matter of an increase in prices of
gasoline in the Canal Zone and read
an excerpt from the Wall Street
Journal headlined "Gasoline Prices
Governor Leber explained the
pricing policy in the Panama Canal
Retail Stores, in effect since 1962,
with items priced as near as prac-
ticable to prices charged in super-
markets in the New Orleans area. In
the case of gasoline, he said, pur-
chase contracts are awarded to the
lowest bidder. Where Retail Store
expenses are concerned, warehouse
costs, and ocean freight rates also are

considered, together with wages.
Wages of Retail Store personnel have
gone up rapidly and the minimum
wage law will keep adding to costs.
In other action:
Mrs. Sanders compared the avail-
ability of outpatient care at Coco Solo
and Gorgas Hospitals.
Mrs. Gloria Borrell, vice president
of the Gamboa Civic Council, said
Gamboa would like an additional
junior high schoolbus so that there
would be one bus for the boys and
another for the girls.
Mrsi Betty Rae of the .Gamboa
Civic Council suggested repaving of
the Balboa Retail Store parking area
and safer walking area between cars.
She also suggested featuring meats
as weekend specials.
Mrs. Katherine Headrick, secretary-
treasurer of the Gamboa Civic Coun-
cil, asked for continuation of the
2 years' storage time for goods of
retired employees.
Mrs. Beverly Baker, president of
the Coco Solo Civic Council, asked
for installation of air conditioning at
the Coco Solo Health Center.
Mrs. Sonia Schack, secretary of the

Are Paper Dresses a Fire Hazard?

Here's an Expert on the Subject

"I wouldn't wear a paper dress
because it might catch on fire." You
may have heard this from some of
your friends during the past year or
two. Yet these same women often
wear garments that are much more
flammable than paper.
When paper first appeared on the
fashion front a couple of years ago,
its producers were well aware of the
fire connotation contained in the word
"paper." People know that paper
burns readily.
Yet Louis Segal, chairman of the
Committee on Wearing Apparel of
the National Fire Protection Associa-
tion, points out that as far as flam-
mability is concerned, there is nothing
special about paper-it is made of
cellulose, and in this respect it is no
different chemically from cotton or
Such commonly-used cotton or
rayon fabrics as cambric, batiste,
organdy, marquisette, chiffon, geor-
gette, crepe, voile, and dotted Swiss,
to say nothing of nets and laces; can
be just as flammable and dangerous as
paper of approximately the same
"Flame resistant paper," Segal
said, "is much safer than any flam-
mable conventional fabric."
But simple kitchen-match tests
demonstrate the difference in flame
retardance between paper dress ma-
terial that had been washed and that
which has not. Unwashed paper can
be charred but it will not support
combustion; the instant the match
flame is removed, the paper sputters
out. But the paper that had been
washed flares up as quickly as a sheet
of newspaper. A swatch measuring
about 4 x 4 inches may be in ashes
in less than 5 seconds.
Flame-retardance treatment of fab-

rics would have to be durable when
exposed to repeated laundering and
dry cleaning, while paper garments
are discarded when soiled after three
or four wearing. Conventional fabrics
are only rarely treated to make them
flame retardant. Clothing you own is
not likely to have received any such
There are about 2,000 clothing-fire
deaths in the United States each year.
Paper may be a fashion fad but
some observers think it's here to stay,
especially in the field of disposable
clothing. When you buy a paper gar-
ment, look for assurance on the label
that it has been treated for flame
retardance, in which case it's probably
safer from fire than your more con-
ventional clothing.
But never wash that paper dress.
If you don't ruin it, you're bound to
dissolve all of its fire-resisting chem-
icals. And if you should get caught in
the rain and the garment gets wet,
discard it. It might not be safe from
fire when it dries out.

Coming Events
15-Last day of the exhibit of locally
made Christmas cards at the
House of Culture on Justo Aro-
semena Avenue, Panama City.
15-16-Last two performances of "Flower
Drum Song" at Ancon Play-
house. For reservations call
Balboa 3786 from 7 to 9 p.m.
15-Christmas Concert at the Curundu
Junior High School Cafetorium
at 5 p.m. featuring the seventh
and eighth grade music classes
and the Curundu Junior High
School Band.
15-31-Art Exhibit of works of two out-
standing Ecuadorean artists,
Victor Barros and Oswaldo Cer-
cado, at the House of Culture.
16-The Drama Department of Balboa
High School will present James
Thurber's "Many Moons," a
children's play, at 2 p.m., at
the Balboa High School Audi-

Gatun Civic Council, suggested a
layaway plan for the retail stores.
In reference to a discussion on
housing in the Canal Zone, Mrs.
Majel Reinheimer, first vice president
of the Cristobal Margarita Brazos
Heights Civic Council, suggested that
the savings effected through a cut in
the differential, from 25 to 15 percent,
be used for new housing construction.
Governor Leber said this is a diffi-
cult time to get anything into the
budget, but he will continue to try to
get approval to build more houses.
"We can't afford to tear down the
old houses right now, because we
wouldn't have housing for the people
affected," he added.

Twenty-four women, most of them
housewives, were graduated in cake
decorating. Their instructors were
Mrs. Leotta Moore and Morris Brath-
Twenty-three were graduated in
decorative cooking. Most of the mem-
bers of this class were adolescents
and were assisted by Mrs. Eunice
Haughton and Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott.
All instructors donated their services.
The guest speaker was Dr. Fred
C. Ebora of Corozal Hospital. Hon-
ored guests were Mrs. Georgina C. de
Young, chief, Social Services staff,
who initiated the project; Alfred E.
Osborne, assistant superintendent,
Latin American Schools, who pre-
sented the certificates; F. A. Castles,
superintendent, Canal Zone Schools;
Ellis Fawcett, supervisor of the Latin
American schools; the Reverend
Daniel Kramer and the Reverend
Eugene Fenninger, who have given
their moral and spiritual support since
the establishment of the center.
Miss Clara Wattley, the community
organizer, who assisted the people of
Santa Cruz in the establishment of
the center and has been in charge of
its supervision, was presented a beau-
tiful Christmas corsage by some of
the students in recognition of her
work. Miss Wattley is the coordinator
between the center, the board of
directors, the Division of Schools, and
the Social Services staff.

"Economics" of No-Smoking Gaining

The economics of not smoking is
making good sense to business firms.
The Dixon Corp., in Bristol, R.I.,
initiated a campaign to encourage all
smokers to give up the habit. The
incentive: cash awards for each suc-
cessful week of non-smoking. At the
end of the 9-week program, each new
non-smoker will be given a bonus
equal in dollars to the total number of
the firm's non-smokers.
In its 6th week, 51 out of 54
smokers who signed up initially had
not resumed smoking. The president
of the firm says that about 80 em-
ployees are smokers. He believes the
cash incentive idea "is economically

sound, and justified for any company,"
and, he reasons, "Have you ever
thought how much time is spent in
lighting a cigarette,-borrowing one, or
just plain coughing?"
Elsewhere, the Minneapolis Trib-
une reports that among several local
business concerns such as Pillsbury
Co., Honeywell, Inc., and Stude-
baker Corp., more and more fop-level
executives are non-smokers. "Under-
standably," it reports, "a firm's
altruism springs from sources other
than those that prompted the Surgeon
General's report on smoking. Top
decision makers-and younger men
who aspire to the role-represent im-
portant investments."


; ri- I 1 i -
Louis A. Kaufer, a former Panama Canal employee now residing in San Josi,
Calif., enjoyed the "Bearded Senior Citizen" picture published in a recent
issue of the SPILLWAY and sent one of his own. He's an honorary member of
the Atlantic Camera Club in Cristobal and the picture is evidence that he's no
novice with a camera. The photo is a view of Mirror Lake in Yosemite
National Park, Calif. Kaufer and his wife are residing at 1428 Mount Herman
Drive in San Jos6.

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Vol. VI, No. 26 Mds de 50 Afios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 15 de Diciembre de 1967

Aun no se Sabe Cuando

Se Iniciara la Estaci6n Seca

Esta es la epoca del afio en que los
residents del Istmo empiezan a
hablar acerca de la llegada de la esta-
ci6n seca y el personal de la Oficina
HidrogrAfica del Canal de PanamA
sefiala que es dificil sefialar una fecha
para el inicio y otra para el final de
la 6poca en que no Ilueve y que en
Panami Ilamamos verano.
Sin el anAlisis de los datos me-
teorol6gicos durante un period de
tiempo despues que aparentemente el

Paraiso y P. Miguel

Dar n Bellas Fiestas

Durante la Navidad
Lyle Daniel, director del Combo
"Supremes" ha ofrecido los servicios
de su grupo para alegrar la fiesta de
Navidad para los nifios de Paraiso y
Pedro Miguel, el 23 de diciembre en
el Campo de Juegos de Paraiso.
Los otros miembros del Combo son
Basilio Wilkinson, Leo Wilkinson,
Claude Hogan, Eddie Welsh, Julio
Dixon, Ernesto Niles, Lenny Daniel,
George Daniel, Lorenzo Jones y
Jimmy Williams.
El grupo ha prometido alegrar la
fiesta lo mAs possible para asi cooperar
en su magnifica labor con los Consejos
Civicos de Paraiso y Pedro Miguel y
con los miembros de la comunidad,
que le brindarAn este afio una bella
Navidad, tanto a los nifios como a los
En la fiesta del Campo de Juegos
de Paraiso, habrA toda clase de refres-
cos y diversiones. Se otorgarA premios
a las residencias mejor decoradas y la
noche del 27 de diciembre serA la
fecha en que los jueces harAn su deci-
si6n, que se consider sumamente
dura este afio. El juzgamiento de las
decoraciones tendri lugar de 7 a 11
La temporada de Navidad cerrarA
con broche de oro con un brillante
concerto que se ofrecerA en el Gim-
nasio de Paraiso y al que se invita a
todos los residents de ambas comu-

verano ha llegado, y asi establecer
un patr6n definido de estaci6n seca,
la Oficina Hidrografica del Canal de
PanamA no puede decir que en reali-
dad el verano ha llegado. Estas con-
diciones de estaci6n seca ocurren
varias veces durante el afio, durante
cortos periods, pero ello no significa
que en realidad ha entrado la estaci6n
Registros del pasado indican que la
estaci6n seca se ha iniciado tan tem-
prano como a mediados de noviembre
y tan tarde como principios de febrero.
Los afios 1957 y 1959 tuvieron los
veranos mAs largos, 200 y 201 dias,
En 1959-60, pareci6 que la estaci6n
seca se iniciaba el 18 de diciembre de
1959, cuando hubo 1 semana prActi-
camente sin lluvia y con vientos fres-
cos del norte. El 23 de diciembre
regres6 la temporada lluviosa y se
volvi6 lo suficientemente intense a fin
de mes, como para causar crecientes
en los rios Gatiin y Chagres. Ello hizo
necesario cambiar la fecha del inicio
de la estaci6n seca para el 3 de enero
de 1960.
Sin embargo, cuando la estaci6n
seca comience y haya que cerrar la
hidroel6ctrica de Gatmin, se harA un
anuncio oficial-junto con una solici-
tud, tambi6n oficial-de que se ahorre
energia electrica.

Fiesta de Navidad

Habra hoy en la

Escuela de R. City
"Paz y Alegria en la Navidad" es
el tema de la fiesta de Navidad que
tendri la Escuela Primaria de Rain-
bow City en el Gimnasio de la Escue-
la Secundaria de ese lugar, hoy a la
1:45 p.m.
El scenario que se instalara en el
Gimnasio de la Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City tendrA como fondo dos
bellas alegorias pintadas en un gran
mural: una capilla y una bella mola
con una escena de la natividad. Segiun
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

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Catorce graduandos del Instituto Justo Arosemena muestran orgullosos los certificados de participaci6n otorgados
a ellos despues de terminar con 6xito el Programa de Experiencia en el Trabajo este afio. Como un requisite de gra-
duaci6n y por petici6n de la escuela, los estudiantes trabajaron en oficinas del Canal de PanamA para adquirir expe-
riencia de oficina en el trabajo. El program fue coordinado per la Profesora de PrActicas de Oficina de los Estu-
diantes, Sra. Nereida R. de Arcia, y la Unidad de Colocaciones Especiales de la Direcci6n de Personal. Aparecen,
abajo, de izquierda a derecha: Nazzira Nifiez, Profesora Victoria de Peralta, Lorraine Lindsay, John M.'McTaggart,
Jefe de la Unidad de Colocaciones Especiales; Profesora Nereida R. de Arcia, Edward A. Doolan, Director de Per-
sonal; Gloria Cribelis, D. J. Paolucci, Subdirector de Personal; Judith Grannum, Vielka Martinez, Orietta Peralta
y.Marcia Stamp. En la escalera, Brenda L. Rangel, Bemab6 Sierra, Guadalupe Diaz, Maritza Urriola, Saskia Paniza,
Harmodio Young y Ena Alvarez. (Aurelio Lam falta en la fotografia.)

Debido a los dias de fiesta de
Navidad y Afio Nuevo, se adelan-
tarA 1 dia el cierre de plans para
material del SPILLWAY del Canal
de PanamA en las ediciones del 29
de diciembre y del 5 de enero.
El material que se desee publi-
car en estas ediciones debera estar
en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de Panama a mis tardar el viernes
por la tarde de la semana anterior.
Solamente el material urgente pue-
de ser recibido y procesado para
ser usado la misma semana a mis
tardar al mediodia del martes en la
semana de publicaci6n de estas

Instructoras voluntarias y personas de la comunidad admiran los trabajos de graduaci6n expuestos por los alumnos
del Curso de Reposteria, durante la ceremonia de graduaci6n del Centro de Bienestar Social de Santa Cruz, que
tuvo lugar el jueves 7 de diciembre. El curso de Reposteria fue s6lo uno de los muchos que son dictados en el
centro y estuvo a cargo de la Sra. Leotta Moore y el Sr. Morris Brathwaite, quienes brindaron sus servicios en
forma completamente voluntaria.

Centro de Bienestar Tuvo

Primera Graduaci6n el 7

El Centro de Bienestar Social de
Santa Cruz celebr6 su primera gra-
duaci6n el 7 de diciembre en el audi-
torio de dicha comunidad con la en-
trega de diplomas de terminaci6n de
cursos a 59 personas.
Doce personas, la mayoria emplea-
dos del Canal, se graduaron en el curso
de Navegaci6n que fue dictado gratis
por Patrick N. Jamieson, William H.
Gordon, Gilbert W. Card y Vincent
Smith, de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n,
y por un instructor que proporcion6 el
Escuadr6n de Instrucci6n NAutica.
Veinticuatro damas, en su mayoria
amas de casa, se graduaron en el curso
de Decoraci6n de Dulces que dicta-
ron gratis la Sra. Leotta Moore y el
Sr. Morris Brathwaite. Y finalmente
23 estudiantes se graduaron en Cocina
Decorativa, curso que fue dictado, sin
remuneraci6n alguna, por la Sra.
Eunice Haughton y la Sra. Elizabeth
El Centro de Bienestar Social de
Santa Cruz es un centro comunal que
se estableci6 con los esfuerzos de los
residents de dicha comunidad auna-
dos a la ayuda professional del Depar-
tamento de Servicio Social, de la Di-
recci6n de Personal, que dirige la Sra.
Georgina de Young. El centro comen-
z6 sus funciones el 10 de julio de
1967, y sus metas principles son el
mejoramiento de las relaciones socia-
les, de la educaci6n y el aumento de
la capacidad de los residents de Santa
Actualmente asisten 130 estudian-
tes que reciben classes de navegaci6n,
carpinteria, sastreria, decoraci6n de
dulces, cocina decorative, costura,
ingl6s y espafol. AdemAs hay clubes
para j6venes, bailes de cuadrilla, coro,
classes de belleza y classes de urba-
En el program de graduaci6n par-
ticiparon el Sr. Richard Burns, presi-
dente de la Junta de Directores; la
Sra. Gladys Humphrey, vicepresiden-
ta; la Srta. Pearl Williams, director
del centro; y los estudiantes graduan-
dos. El orador fue el Dr. Fred C.
Ebora, del Hospital de Corozal. Los
invitados de honor fueron: la Sra.
Georgina de Young, jefe del Depar-
tamento de Servicio Social, quien
inici6 el proyecto; el Sr. Alfred Os-
borne, ayudante del superintendent

de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas,
quien entreg6 los diplomas; Frank A.
Castles, superintendent de la Divi-
si6n de Escuelas de la Zona del Canal;
y Ellis L. Fawcett, director de las Es-
cuelas Latinoamericanas. Estas tres
filtimas personas han contribuido en
gran forma al 6xito del centro con el
suministro del edificio, material y
equipo para su funcionamiento. Tam-
biun fueron huispedes de honor el
Reverendo Daniel Kramer y el Reve-
rendo Eugene Fenninger, quienes le
han brindado el apoyo moral y espiri-
tual al centro desde sus inicios. El
auditorio fue pequefio para acomodar
la enorme concurrencia que se dio cita
en la mencionada ceremonia.
La Srta. Clara O. Watley, supervi-
sora y coordinadora del centro, reci-
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Unos 200 Estudiantes

Vendran a Trabajar

Para sus Vacaciones
Unas 1.100 solicitudes fueron reci-
bidas en la Direcci6n de Personal del
Canal de Panama, hechas por estu-
diantes de escuelas secundarias de
PanamA, de escuelas secundarias lati-
noamericanas de la Zona del Canal, de
la Universidad de Panam6 y de la
Universidad de Santa Maria La Anti-
gua, que desean obtener empleo du-
rante sus vacaciones, del 5 de febrero
al 26 de abril, de acuerdo con el Pro-
grama Latinoamericano de Ayudantes
Aproximadamente 200 estudiantes
serAn seleccionados para que trabajen
durante un period de 12 semanas en
diferentes unidades de la empresa del
Los estudiantes de tiempo comple-
to de las universidades y los alumnos
graduandos de las escuelas secunda-
rias podrAn participar en ese progra-
ma de empleo durante las vacaciones.
AdemAs, los estudiantes dcberin tener
16 afios de edad, o mas, y haber pre-
sentado evidencia de aprovechamien-
to escolar satisfactorio durante el aio
de classes.


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Diciembre 15, 1967


Gold For The
Zulu (AD

En Su Pantalla
Spinout (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
RADO Gold For The Caesars (AY) Sail A Crooked Ship (ADULTOS)
(AYC) y CERRADO Forbidden Planet (AYC) y
eCaesars (AY) The 25th Hour (AY)
)ULTOS) Return Of The Seven (ADULTOS) Funeral In Berlin (ADULTOS)



The Indian Fighter (AYC) y
Jack The Giant Killer (AYC)
Georgy Girl (ADULTOS)


The Indian Fighter (AYC) y
Jack The Giant Killer (AYC)
Georgy Girl (ADULTOS)

Counterfeit Traitor (AY)

Batman And Robin (AYC) y
Wild Westerners (AY)

Funeral In Berlin (ADULTOS)
A Funny Thing Happened On The
Way To The Forum (ADULTOS)
The Gunfight (AYC) y
Manchurian Candidate (ADULTOS)
10:00 p.m.
Girls On The Beach (ADULTOS)

GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

Gente en la Noticia

Antonio Alberto Sousa M. es contador
en la Secci6n de Cuentas Generales
de la Contaduria del Canal de Pana-
ma. Tiene mis de 1 afio de servicio
en dicha secci6n, donde leva la con-
tabilidad de la Divisi6n de Abastos.
Sousa naci6 en PanamA. Curs6 sus
studios primaries en la Escuela Re-
p6blica del Ecuador y los secundarios
en el Instituto Pan Americano. Prosi-
gui6 luego studios universitarios en
la Universidad de PanamA y obtuvo
el titulo de Licenciado en Ciencias
Econ6micas con especializaci6n en
Comercio y Profesor en Ciencias Co-
merciales. Antes de entrar al Canal
habia trabajado durante 8 afios con el
First National City Bank de PanamA
como jefe del Departamento de Co-
bros y Cartas de Cr6dito. Sus depor-
tes favorites son la nataci6n y el boli-
che. De sus viajes dice: "He recorrido
toda la America Central, Sur Ameri-
ca, el Este y el Oeste de los Estados
Unidos y he visitado Mexico, CanadA
y Puerto Rico. Mi pr6xima meta es co-
nocer Europa, lo que complementaria
mis experiencias de viajes realizados."

T sformaci6n cle Vera gua

Transformaci6n de Veragua

En Provincia de Veraguas

En articulos anteriores sobre funda-
ci6n de pueblos y ciudades del Istmo
de PanamA se ha venido utilizando
la palabra Veragua sin la s final, y ello

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 Informacidn
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 Panami. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

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Eugene A. Johnson es policia de la
Zona del Canal y presta servicios en
la comuriidad de Paraiso, del Distrito
de Balboa. Desempefi6 various puestos
en la empresa del Canal de PanamA
hasta que el 14 de diciembre de 1964
se uni6 al cuerpo de policia. "Aqui he
encontrado compafieros amigables, y
el respeto mutuo ha sido la caracte-
ristica sobresaliente durante el tiempo
que tengo de pertenecer a l1". John-
son naci6 en el Hospital Gorgas el 27
de diciembre de 1936. Curs6 sus estu-
dios primaries y se gradu6 con hono-
res en la Escuela Repfblica de Haiti.
Sus studios secundarios los comenz6
en La Boca y los termin6 en la Escue-
la Secundaria de Paraiso en 1957. Alli
fue president de la Sociedad de Gra-
duandos. Actualmente toma un curso
de ingl6s intensive en la Asociaci6n
Panamefio Norteamericana. Es casado
con la Profesora Ivonne M. de John-
son y resident en Pedro Miguel con
sus cuatro hijos: M6nica, Gina, Euge-
nio y Danilo. Johnson es consejero de
j6venes en la Iglesia San Crist6bal de
Parque Lefevre y pertenece a la Logia
San Andres. Le gusta la lectura reli-
giosa y explica: "En la escuela secun-
daria hice varias exposiciones sobre
las diferentes religiones y sus princi-
pios que fueron recomendadas y
elogiadas por mis profesores".

Gotas de Historia

Octubre 4, 1854-E1 Alto California
de San Francisco predijo que la li-
nea de vapores de Cornelius Van-
derbilt entraria en el comercio entire
Nueva York y California en lugar
de recibir el subsidio que le paga-
ban las lines establecidas por reti-
rarse de la competencia.
Octubre 7, 1848-E1 New York
Herald inform que el "California",
el primer barco de la flota de la
Pacific Mail puesto en servicio, hizo
una velocidad de 10 nudos usando
s6lo las mAquinas a vapor.
Octubre 8, 1852-La Compaiiia Mail
Steamship de los Estados Unidos
anunci6 en el New York Herald
que las tarifas de proa de Nueva
York a Aspinwall costaban $35, los
camarotes de segunda clase $10
mis y los de primera $55 y $65.
Octubre 8, 1965-El New York Herald
inform que existian rumors per-
sistentes de que la Pacific Mail in-
tentaba inaugurar un servicio trans-
atlAntico desde Nueva York a
Southampton y Le Havre.
Octubre 10, 1533-En un informed al
Rey de Espafia, Gaspar de Espi-
nosa escribi6 lo siguiente: "El Cha-
gres puede hacerse navegable a un
cost bajisimo, y seria la via acua-
tica mAs 6til y mejor del mundo ...
Se podria dragar un canal para la

es asi, porque en los primeros tiem-
pos de la colonia espafiola ese era el
nombre official de la provincia que
Ileva dicho nombre.
Sin embargo, un document official
que public el versado historiador pa-
namefo Ruben D. Carles en su libro
dCuAndo Fueron Fundados los Pue-
blos y Ciudades del Istmo de PanamA?
despeja la duda en cuanto a la fecha
en que se agreg6 la s a Veraguas.
El document dice asi: Por Cedula
Real del 20 de agosto de 1739 fueron
anexadas las Provincias de PanamA y
Veraguas al Virreinato de Santa Fe
y fue por Mandato Real de 20 de
junior de 1751 que se cre6 la Coman-
dancia General de Tierra Firme, cuyo
territorio incluian las Provincias de
PanamA, Darien, Veraguas y Porto-
belo. Son estos los primeros docu-
mentos oficiales, dice Caries, en que
el nombre de Veragua, conocido asi
desde los dias del descubrimiento, se
transform en Veraguas al designer la
mis central de las provincias del
Istmo, cuyo territorio form parte del
antiguo Ducado de Veragua.

15-Dia del Tip6grafo en Panama.
15-16-Ultimos dias de la presentaci6n de "Flor de Loto" en el Teatro de
25-Navidad. Dia feriado en la Zona del Canal.
28-Dia de los Santos Inocentes. Fiesta religiosa que se aprovecha en
PanamA para jugarle bromas a familiares y amigos utilizando la
frase "Inocente Mariposa".

Viernes 15--

SAbado 16--

Domingo 17_

Lunes 18 .__

Martes 19--_

Mi6rcoles 20-

Jueves 21__-

Viernes 22__.

11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-Tiempo de Estrellas
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Estreno Favorito
4:00-Tarde de Toros
7:00-Los Monroe
8:00-El Tilnel del Tiempo
9:00-El Show de Dean Martin
10:00-Largo Metraje

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 Novela del Dos
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Los Invasores
9:00-El Hombre del Rifle
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Largo Metraje

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 Novela del Dos
7:00-Simplicia la Secretaria
7:30-Reto al Mal
8:00-Programa Especial
9:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-Largo Metraje

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-Super Seis
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Viaje a las Estrellas
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Largo Metraje

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-Flipper, el Delfin Maravilloso
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:30-Comandos del Desierto
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Historia del F.B.I.
10:30-Largo Metraje

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 Novela del Dos
7:00-Mr. Terrific
7:30-La Casa de Luis Demetrio
10:30-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
1:00-Programa Femenino
2:00-A Bailar Joven
3:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
5:30-La Rubia Peligrosa
6:00-Un Mundo de Juguetes
7:00-Misi6n Imposible
9:00-Alfred Hitchcock

Pagina 2

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Los Maravillosos Juguetes
de F6lix
12:00-Ventana del Mundo
1:00-Los Cucos
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-Un Mundo de Juguetes
6:00-Guardianes del Espacio
8:00-El Santo
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-La Gran Aventura
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30--Pginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Los Lios de Cecil
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-El Gato
8:00-Festival en Madrid
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Chica de C.I.P.O.L.
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-La Ruta del Sol
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-CAsate y Veris
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflietos Humanog
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Puertos de Intriga
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:00-Estrellas Palmolive
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Vengadores
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Camino de la Verdad
2:15-Cine Hogar
4:00-Los Islefios
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Los Apuros de Telusforo
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-Jim West
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventuras en el Paraiso
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantnceas Sociales
5:30-Pdginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Pepito Masito
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-La Hora de Raial Astor
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-Viernes con Martinez Blanco
11:00-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Madre es un Convertible
12:30-El Show de los Cinco
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Repris de Corin Tellado
4:00-Cine Programa Telecuatro
5:30-Luchar o Morir
6:00-Patrulla de Caminos
6:30-Los H6roes de Hogan
7:30-Revista Musical
8-00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-P6rdidos en el Espacio
10:30-Pantalla CinematogrAfica

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Diciembre 15, 1967


El State of Maine Visitara

El Istmo Otra vez en Enero

El vapor State of Maine, de 10.000
toneladas, perteneciente a la Acade-
mia Maritima de Maine, recordado
en el Istmo como el Anc6n, de la
Panama Line, visitarn el Canal de Pa-
nama cl 17 y 18 de enero durante un
crucero de adiestramiento de invierno
por el Caribe y la costa occidental de
Estados Unidos. La nave, cuando to-
davia Ilevaba el nombre de Ancdn,
fue una famosa nave de comando y
comunicaciones durante la II Guerra
Comandada por el Capitin Howard
R. Johnson, el barco partirA de Cas-
tine, Maine, el 8 de enero y regresara
el 6 de marzo. Con una tripulaci6n de
380 oficiales y cadetes, el Maine na-
vegarA 12.000 millas y visitarA Ber-
muda, Jamaica, el Canal de PanamA,
M6xico, Long Beach y San Francisco
de California.
Debido a la limitada capacidad de
la nave, unos 60 cadetes de primer

afio recibirAn adiestramiento indivi-
dual en operaciones de cubierta y de
maquinaria en cruceros separados, a
bordo de naves de bandera de Esta-
dos Unidos. Los alumnos de Segundo
Afio permanecerAn en Castine, dedi-
cados a labores academicas.
A bordo del Maine estarA la gran
Exhibici6n Flotante de Productos de
Maine, que una vez mAs ofrecerA una
exposici6n de products agricolas e
industriales de ese Estado. Pero el
viaje es principalmente un crucero de
trabajo para los cadetes que alg6n dia
serin oficiales de la Marina Mercante.
El program del crucero, sujeto a
aprobaci6n por el Departamento de
Estado de Estados Unidos, sefiala el
17 de enero como la fecha de llegada
del State of Maine al Puerto de Cris-
t6bal. El barco estarA en Balboa al dia
siguiente, luego de transitar el Canal
de Panama.

Muchachas Guias Haran

Sull Fieistas de, Navidad

k"LU .. -LI . L O %. LL. ,,

Las Muchachas Guias del Vecinda-
rio del Comando Central participant
en tres Programas Internacionales de
Navidad mafiana, sAbado 16, que reu-
niran a unas 560 Muchachas Guias de
PanamA y de la Zona del Canal.
Los programs tendrAn lugar en
tres diferentes lugares, en el gimnasio
de la Escuela Intennedia de Curundu,
en el Auditorio de la Escuela de Santa
Maria, en Balboa, y en el Cobertizo
de los Exploradores de los Caballeros
de Col6n, adyacente a la estaci6n de
gasoline de La Boca.
El primero y mAs largo de los pro-
gramas serA el de La Boca, donde se
reunirin las Muchachas Guias a las
10 a.m. y permanecerAn hasta las 2
p.m. Las muchachas decoraran un
arbol de Navidad metAlico, cocinarin
su propio almuerzo y cantarAn villan-
cicos. Se espera que asistan unas 42
Muchachas Guias de PanamA, 24 Mu-
chachas Guias Internacionales de Pa-
raiso, 26 Cadetes de la Tropa NQ 77
y nueve Lideres de la Tropa N9 50.
El grupo mis grande de Muchachas
Guias, 418, se reunirA en el gimnasio
de la Escuela Intermedia de Curundi,
a las 11:30 a.m. Cantarin villancicos
en espafiol e ingles, decorarAn un Ar-
bol de Navidad, habrA representacio-
nes a cargo de los diferentes grupos,
y se servirA el almuerzo en cajetas
decoradas vistosamente.
El tercer program tendrA lugar en
el Auditorio de la Escuela Santa Ma-
ria, en Balboa, a partir de las 11:30
a.m. HabrA cantos de villancicos y se
decorarA un Arbol de Navidad. A la
1 p.m. una de las Hermanas de la es-


I % ./k . CUn cheque por $25 para el Fondo Latinoamericano de Becas es entregado por la Sra. Miriam Notyce, segunda de
cuela recibira el Arbol ya decorado y la derecha, vicepresidenta del Club Social y Cultural "Harmonica", al Sr. Alfred E. Osborne, Ayudante del Super-
lo entregara a una escuela de PanamA. intendente, Encargado de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas, y Tesorero del Fondo Latinoamericano de Becas. El acto
Se espera que asistan 24 Muchachas tuvo lugar en la oficina del Sr. Osborne y aparecen, de izquierda a derecha: la Srta. Myrtle McFarlane, administradora
Guias de PanamA y 17 Alitas de la del club; la Sra. Lillian Douglas, secretaria; Raymond George, miembro; el Sr. Osborne; la Sra. Notyce y la Sra.
Tropa N9 5. Daisy Smith, otra de los integrantes del Club "Harmonica" que formaron la comisi6n para la entrega del cheque.
Jlropa r\ .

Deportivo Pigeon

Baloncesto en S. C

El Deportivo Pigeon super a los Grouper
Groupers por 27 a 24 en partido de P. Coop
baloncesto en la Liga de Santa Cruz, E. New
para conquistar la segunda mitad y V. Welb
tambi6n el campeonato. El Pigeon E. Male
habia ganado la primer mitad con L. Goni
9 victorias y 3 derrotas, conquistando J. Marti
la segunda con igual marca de J. Angk
triunfos. J. Nurse
Alonso Edwards fue el mayor ano-
tador del Pigeon con 10 puntos, mien-
tras que Ernesto "Tito" Malcolm, fue
el mejor anotador del Grouper con 10
puntos tambi6n, para convertirse en Pigeon
el mayor anotador del reformado Trout


E. Mufioz--____
L. Moreno____
C. McFarlane_
A. Edwards _..
F. Pinnock--_--
E. Amantine__.

C FE F Pts.
3 0 3 6
1 0 0 2
4 1 2 9
5 0 4 10
0 0 2 0
0 0 4 0
13 1 15 27

Joseph W. Young, al centro, Director de la Asociaci6n Panamefio-Norteame-
ricana, felicita a JuliAn Hoyte, a la izquierda, Inspector de Incendios en el
Cuarteld de Bomberos de Balboa, y a Lloyd Fray, Bombero de Pedro Miguel,
por haberse hecho merecedores a premios por las altas notas que obtuvieron
el el 6ltimo nivel del curso de inglis en la Asociaci6n. Este program de
hbee'a ue estA ofreciendo el Canal de PanamA y que tan buen resultado estA
dando, tiene por objeto preparar al empleado para que mis tarde pueda
foupar puestos de mis responsabilidad. La matricula para el personal del
Canal de Panama que desee realizar studios del idioma ingles, tendra lugar
!ns daii 10, 11 y 12 de enero, para lo cual el empleado debe haber notificado
a so jefe con anterioridad, para obtener asi la aprobaci6n necesaria.




per __
sh ....
colm _
in _





C FE F Pts.
3 2 3 8
0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0
5 0 1 10
0 0 0 0
2 2 1 6
S0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
10 4 6 24

G. P. Ave.
9 3 .750
8 4 .667
4 8 .333
3 9 .250

G. P. Ave.
9 3 .750
7 5 .583
6 6 .500
2 10 .167

Jugador Pts.
F. Stennett (S)______________ 361
A. Edwards (P)__ ________ 283
J. Nurse (G)_____________ 280
R. Martinez (T)__ ___. 251
E. Muiioz (P)__ _________ 177
J. Martinez (G)___________ 149
A. Hoyte (T)_____ ________ 117
A. Cooper (S)_______________ 108
A. Nesfield (T)_____________ 106
P. Cooper (G)________ 62

(S) Shad, (P) Pigeon, (C) Grouper y
(T) Trout.

LosSentidos ylaSeguridad
Aunque la mayoria de los acciden-
tes son causados por los errors que
cometen las personas, algunos son el
resultado de falls en los equipos,
pero, inclusive estos, generalmente
son debidos a que alguien no detect
el defecto del equipo o no lo report.
Sus sentidos pueden ayudarlo a
descubrir algo que ande mal.
Vista: Mire si estd produciendose
un accident.
Oido: Escuche si el equipo suena
defectuoso o mal ajustado.
Olfato: Su nariz puede ayudarlo a
darse cuenta si hay olor a quemado,
gas, etc.
Tacto: Sus manos pueden avisarle
de tales cosas como recalentamiento,
cibraciones excesicas, etc.
Del resto se encarga el sentido




William B. Austin
George W. Bates
Hughie Walter Bell
Ray L. Boazman
Michaell A. Bumbaugh
Richard W. Dixon
Donald L. Hughes
Claude G. T. Johnson
Donald L. Keller
Daniel E. Moore

Archie S. Plyler
Tony A. Preston
Shirley Roper
Carlos P. SAnchez
Knox B. Spence
Cornell K. Swanson
Mauricio Taylor
William W. Wallace
Donald K. Warnick
James Weber


Samuel Brathwaite

Samuel Livingston Ford
Reine Petters
Fitz R. Scantlebury

Henry G. Campbell
Tommie N. Compton
Carlos L. Greene
William Nieves
James E. Scott
Joseph N. Springer
Robert E. Waggoner
Peter B. Swinglehurst

Pagina 3





Diciembre 15, 1967

La conduccion bajo la Iluvia

Riesgos que ofrece. Precauciones que
se deben tomar.

Gran cantidad de conductors no
se da cuenta de que la lluvia repre-
senta un riesgo muy serio para la
conducci6n. El resultado de esta acti-
tud mental es que cuando la lluvia
empieza a caer los vehiculos comien-
zan a chocar.
Varies studios han demostrado que
con much frecuencia el promedio de
accidents por hora se duplica duran-
te los periods de luvia, aunque el
promedio de lesiones por accident,
bajo la lluvia, sigue siendo mis o
menos el mismo que el promedio de
lesions en accidents que ocurren en
pavimento seco. Usando esta informa-
ci6n como base, se puede sacar la
conclusion de que muchos conducto-
res no aminoran la march cuando
Ilueve, no tienen en cuenta que los
casinos se vuelven resbaladizos y la
visibilidad disminuye notablemente.
El primer problema de la conduc-
ci6n bajo la lluvia es la p6rdida de
tracci6n. El agua hace que el pavi-
mento se vuelva resbaladizo y por lo
tanto es mis facil patinar y mis dificil
detener el vehiculo sdbitamente. Para
compensar la p.rdida de tracci6n, el
conductor debe reducir la velocidad
al menos en un 20 por ciento. Por
ejemplo, un conductor que lleva una
velocidad en carretera, de 80 kil6me-
tros por hora, cuando esta loviendo
debe reducirla a 65 kil6metros; dentro
de la ciudad, el que conduce a 50 ki-
l6metros debe disminuirla a 35 kil6-
metros por hora.
No obstante, cuando se reduce la
velocidad hay que tener cuidado de
no interrumpir el movimiento del tri-
fico en esa carrilera. La regla del 20
por ciento es buena pero por encima
de todo, lo mejor es usar el sentido
comin y seguirlo de acuerdo con las
Ademas de reducir la velocidad, es
convenient aumentar la distancia en-
tre vehiculos y aplicar los frenos mis
pronto de lo usual al acercarse a las
intersecciones u otras interrupciones
del camino.
Al aplicar los frenos la distancia
entire los vehiculos se vuelve de mu-
cha importancia, no s61o debido a que
el pavimento esta mojado, sino tam-
biCn porque la banda de los frenos
puede star himeda y resbalosa.
La lluvia crea otros dos problems
de tracci6n:
Primero: cuando cae un aguacero
despu6s de un period seco, los cami-
nos se vuelven excepcionalmente res-
balosos. El agua se mezcla con el
polvo y la grasa que se ha acumulado
en el pavimento crea un fango muy
traicionero. Estas condiciones se man-
tienen hasta que la Iluvia limpia el
Segundo: el problema del desliza-
miento de las ruedas sobre el agua.
A ciertas velocidades las ruedas se
elevan del pavimento y ruedan sobre
una pelicula del agua sobre el camino.
Por lo general un vehiculo empieza
a hacer esto cuiando lleva muna veloci-
dad de 60 kil6metros por hora y el
problema alcanza su miximo cuando
la velocidad es de 80 kil6metros por
El deslizamiento de las ruedas
sobre el agua aumenta las posibilida-
des de patinar en una curva y triplica
la distancia que le toma al vehiculo
para detenerse. Es especialmente
peligroso cuando se esti siguiendo a
un cami6n pesado o a un 6mnibus
que no confront tal situaci6n y que
por lo tanto se puede detener con
mayor rapidez que un autom6vil.
Otro problema de primordial im-
portancia es la visibilidad escasa. Fre-
cuentemente la combinaci6n de poca
tracci6n y escasa visibilidad, pone al
conductor frente a una situaci6n gra-
visima. Cuando logra ver el peligro,
ya se encuentra demasiado cerca para
detener el vehiculo en un pavimento
La clave del problema de la visibi-
lidad esti en el limpiaparabrisas. Los
limpiaparabrisas se gastan con bas-
tante rapidez y deben ser reemplaza-

dos cada 6 meses. Si se quiere obte-
ner una buena visibilidad estos deben
star en buenas condiciones para que
scan capaces de apartar el agua o la
nieve del parabrisas.
La presi6n de la goma del limpia-
parabrisas sobre el cristal tambi6n
afecta la calidad del servicio que rinde
el aparato. Si despues de cambiar la
goma del limpiaparabrisas, 6ste ain
no hace un buen trabajo de limpieza,
Io mis convenient es hacer que un
mecanico compruebe la presi6n del
mismo. En general debe haber una
presi6n de 1 onza por pulgada de
largo de la goma.
A veces los limpiaparabrisas se
rompen en el moment que mis se
necesitan. Si tal cosa sucede en medio
de un aguacero, lo indicado es sacar
la cabeza por la ventanilla para
poder ver el camino mientras se saca
el vehiculo fuera de la via. Tam-
biCn es necesario sacar la cabeza por
la ventanilla cuando la lluvia es dema-
siado fuerte para que el limpiapara-
brisas logre apartarla. En caso de que
el aguacero sea tan fuerte que impo-
sibilite al conductor ver lo que va al
frente de 61, lo iunico seguro que se
puede hacer es Ilevar el vehiculo
basta los hombros y esperar alli hasta
que mejore la situaci6n.
Un consejo final sobre los limpiapa-
rabrisas: nunca los ponga en funcio-
namiento antes de que haya suficiente
agua sobre el parabrisas para que
pueda sacar la suciedad. Si los echa
a andar demasiado pronto, pueden
ensuciar todo el parabrisas de fango;
sobre el cristal seco, a veces hacen
rayaduras si el polvo y suciedad con-
tienen pequenas piedrecitas o arena.
Para reducir la cantidad de neblina
que se fonna dentro de los cristales
del vehiculo, lo que hay que hacer es
mantener el aire en movimiento den-
tro del mismo, abriendo las ventanillas
un poco.
Cuando hay mala visibilidad se
deben encender las luces delanteras
de manera que otros conductors pue-
dan ver el vehiculo, esto tambi6n
ayuda a los peatones a distinguir lo
que se acerca. Cuando haya neblina
se deben encender las luces bajas
para que el fulgor no se refleje en los
oios del conductor.
Las luces de estacionamiento no se
deben usar cuando el vehiculo esti
en movimiento. Estas luces son dema-
siado pequefias, otros conductores no
pueden medir la distancia con exac-
titud y no son de valor para el con-

Centro de Bienestar . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
bi6 un "corsage" de Navidad como
reconocimiento a su magnifica labor.
La Sra. de Young consider que
durante los 5 primeros meses de ope-
raciones del Centro de Bienestar
Social de Santa Cruz se lian obtenido
muchos de sus objetivos que son
lograr la participaci6n de los residen-
tes en el planeamiento y ejecuci6n de
programs; motivaci6n del liderazgo
en la comunidad; cooperaci6n en la
salud mental; cambio en la actitud de
las personas incitandolas a participar
juntas en el mejoramiento de su nivel
de vida y el de la comunidad. El
centro tambien esti ayudando a em-
pleados de la Zona del Canal adies-
trandolos en ciertos ramos, y a las
amas de casa en el mejoramiento de
sus habilidades culinarias. A trav6s
de las classes de espafiol e ingl6s el
centro ha logrado una mejor comuni-
caci6n entire padres e hijos, especial-
mente en lo que concierne a las ta-
reas escolares. Una campafia para el
mejoramiento de los idiomas ha con-
ducido a un adelanto muy notorio no
s6lo en el ingl6s sino en el espafiol.
La Oficina de Servicio Social, de la
Direcci6n de Personal, espera esta-
blecer muy pronto un Centro de Bie-
nestar Social similar en la comunidad
de Rainbow City.

Se Inaugura el Lunes la Liga

Professional de Beis de Panama

Para el pr6ximo lunes 18 del
corriente a las 7:30 p.m. ha sido
fijada la inauguraci6n del cam-
peonato de beisbol professional
de Panama en el Estadio Olim-
pico "Juan Dem6stenes Arose-
mena" en la ciudad de PanamA.
En la just de este afio parti-
ciparan, como el afio pasado,
tres novenas: el campe6n Cer-
veza Balboa, el subcampe6n
Marlboro y el Panalit, que re-
emplaza al Ron Santa Clara.
El campeonato professional
celebrara partidos en las ciuda-
des de PanamA, Col6n, David,

Chitr6 y Aguadulce, y durarA
hasta los primeros dias del mes
de febrero pr6ximo. Se proyec-
tan tambi6n juegos en Balboa.
En este torneo participaran
destacados peloteros paname-
fios y de la Zona del Canal.
Uno de los mas destacados
es Chico Salmon, de los Indios
de Cleveland, quien jugara
para el Marlboro, en tanto que
otro grandes ligas, Adolfo Phil-
lips, lo hara probablemente
para el Panalit.
Rodney Carew, el novato del
afio de la Liga Americana, ju-

Julio Ruiz Retuvo su Titulo y

Julio Davis Vencio a Riasco

Venciendo por nocaut t6cnico en
el 109 asalto a Luis Patifio, retuvo
su cetro de, campe6n peso pluma del
Istmo el pfgil Julio "Chicha Fuerte"
Ruiz en el combat pactado a 10 asal-
tos que se celebr6 el domingo por la
noche en el Gimnasio Nacional Neco
de la Guardia.
Fue la segunda victoria lograda por
Ruiz sobre Patifio, ya que cuando se
enfrentaron por primera vez el 22 de
julio pasado, conquist6 el cetro que se
encontraba vacant. En aquella oca-
si6n el triunfo de Ruiz fue por deci-
sion unanime.
Ruiz, que habia derribado a Patifio
en el 49 asalto, logr6 hacerlo nueva-
mente en el 109. Cuando el retador se
incorpor6, se encontraba en tan malas
condiciones, que el arbitro decidi6
suspender el encuentro, al minute y
25 segundos del asalto.
Patifio anunci6 que se retiraba del
boxeo despu6s de esa derrota.
Por otra parte, el pfgil colonense
del peso pluma, Julio Davis, logr6 el
sabado por la noche un segundo triun-
fo sobre el capitalino Miguel Riasco
en el tinglado de la Arena de Col6n.
Davis, que se habia impuesto a
Riasco por puntos el 28 de octubre
6ltimo, logr6 una victoria por decision
unanime en 10 asaltos, despues de

Acto Naviden o
La Liga Masculina Wesleyana de
Panama tendri un program de Navi-
dad el viernes 22 de diciembre a las
7:30 de la noche en el gimnasio audi-
torio de la Iglesia San Crist6bal de
Parque Lefevre.
En el program actuary el famoso
Orfe6n Rockwell, que deleitari a la
concurrencia que se d6 cita en el
program de esa noche.
La entrada es gratis y el pfblico en
general queda cordialmente invitado
a presenciar dicho acto navidefio.


De los Barcos

Una compafiia fabricante de bar-
cos ha venido trabajando por afios
para eliminar el peligro de los cris-
tales rotos en las botaduras de barcos.
Las botellas de champaia que se usan
en estas celebraciones son recubier-
tas con una malla de cobre y el cuello
de la botella con una cinta de goma.
Tal vez no sea tan traditional pero si
es mas seguro.

Las Tazas de Cafe

Muchos vendedores de caf6 estin
usando recipients de espuma de es-
tireno en lugar de las tazas de cristal.
Muchos trabajadores, despuCs que se
been el cafe, usan el recipient como
cenicero. Este material de espuma de
estireno se enciende muy rapidamen-
te. Si se deja un poco de liquid en el
fondo del recipient este servira para
apagar la colilla de cigarrillo.

haber logrado derribar a su adversa-
rio en el 29 asalto.
Las dos 6nicas derrotas que tiene
Riasco en su record han sido frente
a Davis.

Gran Venduta


En Cristobal
El Club de Numismatica de Cris-
t6bal y el YMCA de Crist6bal patro-
cinaran una exhibici6n de material
numismatico de las 9 a.m. a las 9 p.m.
de mafiana sabado, usando toda el
area del vestibulo del YMCA de
Monedas de todo el mundo estaran
a la venta, inclusive monedas intere-
santes de Panama. Una mesa sera
dedicada a la compra y venta de mo-
nedas, medallones y billetes.
Muchos articulos raros y curiosos
podrin encontrarse lo mismo que la
soluci6n a muchos de esos dificiles
regalos de Navidad.
El product de este Bazar Numis-
mitico ira a engrosar el Fondo de
Caridad del YMCA, con el que puede
llevar a cabo su labor de ayudar a los
hombres en servicio y a muchos otros
que se encuentran lejos de su hogar.

gando para los Mellizos de
Minnesota, es esperado la pr6-
xima semana y se hacen las ges-
tiones para que juegue aqui con
el Cerveza Balboa.
Otros peloteros panameiios
de grandes ligas no jugaran este
afio en Panama, por encontrar-
se militando en equipos de otras
ligas del Caribe.
El receptor Manuel Sangui-
16n, de los Piratas de Pitts-
burgh, esta en la Liga Domi-
nicana; el inicialista Ram6n
Webster juega en la Liga Vene-
zolana, y el jardinero Osvaldo
Chavarria esta en Puerto Rico.


Esclusas de Miraflores
Esclusas de Gat6n---
Las Cruces, Diana,
9 viajes -----
Jardines de Summit _.
Santa Mercedes
Gran total----




Fiesta de Navidad ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
explica el Director de la Escuela Pri-
maria de Rainbow City, Profesor
Jocelyn W. Barrowes, los dos temas
simbolizan la nacionalidad y el espiri-
tualismo del panamefio.
El program de Navidad incluye vi-
llancicos por los diferentes coros de
la escuela, declamaciones por los
alumnos que mis se distinguen en la
recitaci6n de versos, representaciones
de motives navidefios y piezas por la
Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City, bajo la direcci6n del
Capitan Reginald Prescott.
Tanto profesores como alumnos y
padres de familiar de la escuela han
laborado intensamente en la prepara-
ci6n de este acto, con el fin de cele-
brar dignamente la temporada de
Navidad y extender el espiritu navi-
defio a todos los hogares de esa comu-
nidad del sector Atlintico del Istmo.

PAgina 4

iPor qu6 me peleas?, yo no pas6 al cami6n en la curva.

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