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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: June 21, 1968
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: VID00670
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)

Full Text

THE PANAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

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Vol. VII, No. 1 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, June 21, 1968

Telephone System secretaryy Resor Sends Congratulations

To Re Modernized Canal Team is Pr

he first s' p in :::proposed long-
rdnge plan to modci-,nize the Canal
Zone telephone system and improve
service between Panama and the
Canal Zone will be taken in Septem-
ber wl;n bids are opened at Balboa
Heights on contract for the fur-
nishing and installation of new central
office telephone equipment.
It will be the first improvement to
be made to the Canal Zone telephone
system since 1960 when modern
microwave coin'-"nication equip-
ment was installed to augment the
communication lines in service
between communities on the Pacific
and Atlantic sides of the Isthmus.
The equipment in use in the
Canal Zone dates back to 1926 when
the dial telephone system was first
Specifications issued June 14 call
for furnishing and installation of a
new 4,800-line central office tele-
phone switching equipment to re-
place a 3,400-line office in Balboa
and an 800-line office in Pedro
This contract will include only the
switching equipment. The furnishing
and installation of cables, construc-
tion of a new central exchange build-
ing off Roosevelt Avenue in Balboa
and other equipment will be awarded
in three other contracts. The whole
new system is to be ready for opera-
tion by November 1970.
At that time, it is planned that
most telephones in the Canal Zone
will have six-digit customer dialing
with four digits for interoffce or
company calls.
The new Balboa office also will be
used to tandem or to route calls to
and from other Canal Zone offices,
Panama City, and the military. Exist-
ing cables and microwave will be
used for interoffice trunks.
Under this contract the Balboa
Central office, located at present in
the Administration Building at Balboa
Heights, will be eliminated and its
functions relocated in a newly con-
structed building in the Balboa area.
Under an alternate plan of the con-

Yale Glee Club

Concert Train

Is Canceled
No special train will run tomorrow
night from the Atlantic side for the
Yale Glee Club concert because of
insufficient number of passengers.
A minimum of 200 people was
required for the special train, an
announcement last week said.
The Armed Services YMCA in
Cristobal had train and concert tickets
available, and the only requirement
was advance purchase of railroad and
concert tickets.
Smaller groups were invited by
Charles Payne, program director at
the Cristobal YMCA, to make
arrangements for travel by bus to
Panama for the concert, but the bus
plans, too, were canceled.

Workshop of the Cristohal
Woman's Club is continuing through-
out the summer every Tuesday morn-
ing, starting at 9 a.m. at the club-
house in Margarita. Tembleques are
still being made, and plans are tunder-
way for the club's hazaar projects.

tract, both the Balbma and Pedro
Miguel exchiinges will be eliminated
and replaced by the new central
office in the Balboa area.

Raymond Shaw

Named Chief of

Surveys Branch

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Raymond N. Shaw

Raymond N. Shaw, who was for-
merly Chief of the Contract Inspec-
tion Branch of the Construction
Division, has returned to the Canal
Zone from Arkansas to take over the
position of Chief of the Surveys
Branch of the Engineering Division.
He succeeds Harry E. Pearl, who
was retired from Canal service in
May and left the Isthmus to make
his home in the United States.
Shaw first joined the Canal organi-
zation in 1959 as a civil engineer and
was with the Surveys Branch until
1965 when he joined the Construc-
tion Division. He spent the past year
in the United States as a member of
the Department of Civil Engineering
of the University of Arkansas in
Fayctteville, Ark.
He was accompanied by his wife
and two children.

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For Locks Overhaul Job

Congratulations on a job well done
in the Catun Locks overhaul came to
the Canal organization recently from
Secretary of the Army Stanley R.
Resor to Gov. W. P. Leber.
The Secretary said the manner in
which the task was accomplished
"reflects that dedicated and efficient
performance of the Panama Canal
personnel which is a source of great
pride to the Nation."
Governor Leber also commended
the excellent performance by every-
one in the organization concerned
with the locks overhaul. "Each Pan-
ama Canal employee involved in the
work of this overhaul played an
important part in making it a
success," he said.
"I am pleased that the overhaul
was completed successfully and that
the impact on shipping was substan-
tially less than was expected," the
Governor said. "This major main-
tenance job represents a significant
step in our program to cut lane out-
ages to a minimum so as to achieve
maximum capacity of the Canal."
Governor Leber noted that the
1968 Gatun Locks overhaul required
the cooperation of nearly every
bureau and division in the Canal
organization and congratulated all
concerned on the degree of efficiency
and safety attained.
The test of Secretary Resor's letter:



Last Week's Visitors
liraflores Locks________ 2,406
atun Locks .______-_.. 303
summit Gardens ___155
.as Cruces,
partial transits, 7 580
lip transit:
Donizetti 292
Akaroa .._ 257
Grand total ______ 3,993

Hon. W. P. LEBER,
Governor of the Canal Zone,
Balboa Heights, C.Z.
DEAR GOVERNOR LEBER: I was pleased to receive the good
news from your letter of 27 May 1968 that the overhaul of Gatun
Locks has been successfully completed. The manner in which
this difficult and dangerous task was accomplished reflects that
dedicated and efficient performance of the Panama Canal
personnel which is a source of great pride to the Nation.
It was especially gratifying that the overhaul was accomplished
with minimum impact on Canal traffic operations. To ha"e
accomplished this at a time of record traffic levels and in spite
of the Cut blockages is especial tl- commendable. The entire
undertaking exemplifies the highest order of managerial and
laoor skill.
Please accept and convey to all concerned my congratulations
on a job well done.

Secretary of the Army.

July 4th Committees

Planning Observances

Independence Day committees on
both sides of the Isthmus are com-
pleting plans for the observance of
this year's Fourth of July.
On the Atlantic side, a committee
headed by Charles Miller, a teacher
at Cristobal Junior-Senior High
School, and composed primarily of
members of the Coco Solo-France
Field Civic Council, has been prepar-
ing for several weeks the events to
commemorate the 192d anniversary
of the founding of the United States
of America.
The Pacific Side Independence
Day Committee, made up of mem-

hers of the civilian and military com-
munities and sponsored by the Amer-
ican Legion, is also preparing an
observance for this year's Fourth of
July. The chairman of the committee
is James A. Brigman, Civil Defense
Chief in the Canal Zone and a
veteran Legionnaire.
Both chairmen have asked the
community to take part in this year's
observances. Veterans' groups and
other organizations are being asked
to enter a marching unit in the
parades, and to assist in other ways
to insure the success of this patriotic
The committees will announce the
schedules of activities as soon as plans
are completed.

The Panama Canal Launch Las
Cruces will offer free rides for 600
persons throughout the day, on a first
..-.-'_: ., come, first served, basis. Throughout
.."- _- the day, starting at 7:40 a.m. and
^'I _.-" :- r -repeating every 3 hours until 4:40
... .'.." p.m., buses will depart from the Civil
.- Affairs Building in Ancon to transport
. passengers to the launch. Tickets,
which will be valid only for the trip
stamped on them, may be obtained at
the Infonnation Desk in the Admin-
--- istration Building, Balboa Hleights,
starting June 26. E ', person, re-
gardless of age, must have a ticket
to board the buses and the boat.

-- ;Elks Schedule

Swimming Meet



A bulk carrier that specializes in lumber is the "H. R.
MacMillan," first of several new ships of this type
scheduled to make regular transits through the Panama
Canal. On her maiden trip through the waterway, the
ship carried 24,334 tons of lumber from the Canadian
west coast. She returned with 28,300 long tons of phos-
phate from Jacksonville, Fla., en route to Port Moody,

S Tlhe Elks' 12th invitational swim
meet will lbc held at the Balbo,
S"' Swimminig Pool on July 4. All chil-
dren wlo attend U.S. schools are
e i e legible to,compete.
Canada. Her sistership, the "J. V. Clyne," made her first Iorlj.s m ny he obtained at Balloa,
transit early in June from the west coast with 21,000 Ios Riois, CIurnndu, and (amiboa
long tons of lumber. Agents Wilford & McKay say these Swimming Pools. Entries just be
ships will be followed by at least two more being built in 'returndcl to t (he Balboa1) Swimmiing
England for the same service. They are owned by Pool nt later than 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Canadian Transport Co.
June 25.



June 21, 1968

Field Day

Planned by

Local Hams

The Canal Zone Amateur Radio
Association of Balboa will sponsor a
Field Day operation by local radio
amateurs on June 22-23, 1968.
This contest is set up by the Amer-
ican Radio Relay League, New-
ington, Conn., as an annual test of
amateur radio equipment which
could be used in emergency condi-
tions, such as during a severe storm
or after a destructive earthquake,
when commercial electrical power
has been eliminated.
Auxiliary power, such as electrical
generators, will be utilized.
Local radio amateurs will install
their equipment and operate under
simulated emergency conditions at
Scout Island, Fort Amador, during
27 hours beginning at 2 p.m., EST,
June 22.
They will compete with each other
and amateur radio stations in the
United States for the most two-way
radio contacts worldwide.

Glee Club

To Perform


The Yale Glee Club will give its
first concert in Panama at Javier Col-
lege, Panama City, tomorrow night
at 8. The Panama concert is spon-
sored by the Yale Club of Panama
and the Panamanian-North American
Sixty persons will be heard in
tomorrow night's concert. The pro-
gram ranges from sacred songs to folk
music and includes songs of North
America and Spain.
The concert at Javier College will
be for the benefit of DAD, the Blood
Bank at Santo Tomns Hospital, Pan-
ama City. Reserved seats will be
$2.50 and $1.50 and the general
admission, 50 cents.
The Yale Glee Club and their host
families will be given a Panama
Canal briefing, will tour the Canal
Locks and will be taken on a partial
Canal transit on the launch Las
Cruces Saturday morning.

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
2:15-Sunday Playhouse:
"The Dolly Sisters"
4:25-Pro Bowlers Tour
5:35-Ted Mack Amateur Ilour
6:40-College Bowl
7:05-Kraft Music Hall
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
9:00-Americans at Work
9:15-The Actor (Special)
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart

4:15-"My Little Margie"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Green Grass of Wyoming"
5:30-The Big Picture
6:30-Roy Acuff's Open House
(Last show)
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Danny Thomas Show
7:30-Happening '68
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Operation Entertainment
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar

Ernest Jay Hayden, right, new Department Commander of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars of the United States of America, receives the gravel from
II. R. (Chief) Rainwater, Past Department Commander of California, who
paid a courtesy visit to the VFW Posts in the Canal Zone. Chief Rainwater
installed the new Department officers at the 1968 Department convention
of the Canal Zone Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America.
Hayden is a veteran of the Korean war and now is manager of tropical
research for the Smithsonian Institution. He lives on the Atlantic side of the
Isthmus with his wife, Marty, and two children.

9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Guns of the Black Witch"
10:30-Focus on Today

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Green Grass of Wyoming"
5:30-Montage: Lock, Stock and
Barrel (Special)
6:30-Profile (Last show)
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Up the River"
10:20-Crusaders of the Sky
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50 -Files of Jeffrey Jones
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Green Grass of Wyoming"
5:30-A Quest for Certainty
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"California Girl"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Mike Douglas Show
10:20-Armed Forces Digest
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Dennis Day

4:15-"Dennis Day" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Green Grass of WVyoming"
6:30-Bob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Green Grass of WVyoming"
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55 -"Coronado 9"

4:15-"Coronado 9"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Green Grass of Wyoming"
5:30-Flying Fisherman
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Jonathan Winters Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-"0f Mice and Men"
10:45-Focus on Today
11:05-"Mly Little Margie"

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:45--Parade of Sports
4:15-Wrestling From Hollywood
5:10-American Sportsman
6:25-Movie Marquee Weekend '68
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Home Sweet lHomicide"
8:0(-SCN News IHeadlines
8:05-Lawrence Welk Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:()5-4-Star Anthology
9:35-Hollywood Talent S(touts
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50--Late Movie:
"Vagabond Lady"


Col. August A. Howard, center, Chief, Medical Service,
Gorgas Hospital, newly promoted from the rank of
lieutenant colonel, received his "eagles" in a ceremony
in the office of the Canal Zone Health Director. Mrs.

Howard, left, and Col. L. M. Jackson,
Gorgas Hospital, pinned the "eagles" on
of Colonel Howard.

Jr., Director,
the shoulders

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At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
June 22, 1968

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Fitzwilly (AY-entertaining,
Tues.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.-A Fistful Of
Dollars (ADULT)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Fireball 500
Fri., 6:15, 8:35 p.m.-Carousel (AYC)

Sat., 6:30 p.m.-The Long Duel (AY)
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-A Matter Of Innocence
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-90
mins.)-Man Behind The Gun (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Good, The Bad, And
The Ugly (ADULT)
Tues.-Who's Minding The Store (AYC)
WVed.-Inn Of The Sixth Happiness
Thurs.-The Frozen Dead (AY)
Fri.-C'mon Let's Live A Little (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Warriors
Five (AY)

Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Roman Holiday (AYC)
Sun.-Beach Red (A-well done,
Y and C no.)
Tues.-The Frozen Dead (AY)
Wed.-The Good, The Bad, And
The Ugly (ADULT)
Fri.-Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (AYC)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)0
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Rosie (ADULT)
Mon.-Paradise Hawaiian Style (AYC)
Tues.-In Harm's Way (ADULT)
Wed.-Broken Lance (AY)
Thurs.-You're A Big Boy Now (ADULT)
Fri.-The Three Musketeers (AYC)

Sat., 6:30 p.m.-The Viscount (ADULT)
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-Africa, Texas Style
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-105
mins.)-Fluffy (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The War Wagon (AY-verv
good, C-miture.)
Tues.-Marriage On The Rocks (ADI)UT)
Wed.-Crowded Sky (AD)ULT)
Thurs.-The Long Duel (AY)
Fri.-Roman Holiday (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Assault
On A Queen (AY)

Sat.-Zebra In The Kitchen (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-97
mins.)-Captain Lightfoot (AYC)
Sun.-Billion Dollar Brain
(AY-entertaining, C-no.)
Tues.-The Flim Flam Man (AY)
Thurs.-Crowded Sky (ADULT)
Fri.-The Long Duel (AY)

Special Matinees
-All Fiihnis AYC or as Listed *4

Saturday, June 22, 1968

10:00 a.m.
Circus World-John Wayne, Claudia Car-
dinale, Rita Htayworth: Realism, action,
scenery. andl excitement beyond com-
pare in this wild W\est tale of a half
centorrs a'o. (1l.) (Color.) AYC.
T-141 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The icc.inn'er-Yiul Br\iruIer, Claiire Blom,i
Charle.i s lin r, Chairltin n llston: lThe
tide ol history is tnurm d by thi i( k-
x loods, i inrral ishoi, l li..... ,, i d nt

Andrew Jackson .. andc the buccaneer,
Jean Lafitte no legend but a nan among
men. (B.) (Color.) T--125 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Journey To The Center Of The Earth-
Pat Boone, James Mason: A picture
that's out of this world . romance
in the lost city of Atlantis. (R.) (Color.)
T-138 nins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m..
23 Paces To Baker Street-Van Johnson,
Vera Miles: A detective mystery case of
a blind playwright who overhears a kid-
napping plot in a London pub and
becomes involved in a hunt for a
notorious London gang. (R.) (SIT.)
(Color.) AY. T-109 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Prince Valiant-James Mason, Janet Leigh,
Robert Wagner: Excitingly recreated
from the world-famous serial for the
screen. (R.) (Technicolor.) T-106 mins.
2:00 p.m.
McHale's Navy Joins The Air Force-Joe
Flynn, Tim Conway: McIlale's crew is
in action again in thl 1 -1.:..1.-I .
comedy on a South I 1. I I.... i|' i
(Color.) T-98 mins.

OAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 1; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

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and answers


Wlhat restrictions are applicable to
common t crriers of passengers'?-
They may not refuse, without just
(cuse or excuse, to receive and car-
ry passengers. Nor may they ask or
tcteive a greater sulm than allowed
by the tarill regulations for carriage
of passengers. There are other res-
trictions concerning operators leav-
ing their vehicles and disposition
of articles left in their vehicles.
If I am arrested for operating a motor
vehicle ticlile intoxicated and re-
fuse to submit to a clerical
to determine lthe alcohol content
of my blood, will I lose mti license
if I am subsequently acquited of
the charge by the Court?-Yes.
Section 1714(c), Title 6 of tlie
Canal Zone Code provides that a
license permit or nonresident oper-
ating privilege be suspended for
refusal to submit to chemical test-
ing. Thel suspension is based upon
the refusal to submit to the test
aind not the conviction.

Page 2

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

Ballet Classes

Being Offered

At Albrook AFB

The summer session of ballet
classes at Building 817, Albrook
AFB, are now underway and the
normal school year of ballet will
begin after Labor Day.
The school, now in its 5th year,
was begun by Aiea Ludmilla (Mrs.
Howard Gee), ballerina, teacher, and
When Mr. and Mrs. Gee departed
the Canal Zone ") make their home
in Texas, a year ago, the school was
left to two of her former pupils,
Cinela Vaisquez, a graduate of the
Royal Academy of Dancing in
London and Teresa Mann, who has
danced professionally in many coun-
tries. The latter also starred in Ana
Ludmilla's 1965 and 1966 "Evening
Of Ballet" productions and danced
in the Canal Zone United Fund
productions "Oklahoma!" and "'lhe
King And I."
Further information about the
school may be obtained by contacting
Ginela ViIsquez, Panama 25-4604 or
Teresa Mann, Panama 23-8829.

June 21, 1968


BHS Grad

Heads New


Leo A. Mclntire, Jr., formerly of
Balboa, is codeveloper and president
of Data Research Corp., a new com-
puter service organization that will
begin operation in Tulsa, Okla.,
July 1.
He was born in Balboa, a son of
the late Leo A. McIntire, formerly
Chief of the Panama Canal's Civil
Intelligence Branch, now the Internal
Security Office, and Mrs. Blanche A.
McIntire, who now is Mrs. Walter
He attended the Balboa schools
and was graduated from Balboa High
School in 1950. He attended Canal
Zone College and participated in the
Canal Zone Apprenticeship Program
until drafted in the U.S. Army. He
served in Korea and then attended
the Spartan School of Aeronautics in
Tulsa, Okla., and is a graduate of the
University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.,
with a degree in Mathematical
Data Research, which he heads, is
a principally owned subsidiary of
Ozark Mahoning Co., headquartered
in Tulsa. Data Research brings the
first super-scale Control Data 600
series system to Oklahoma. The finn
is also the first in the "time-sharing"
field with a third generation super-
scale computer in the State.
The firm expects to derive much of
its business in the medical field, an
area in which Control Data com-
puter systems are widely used.
An article in the Tulsa Sunday
World quotes Leo McIntire, who said
the firm is currently engaged in the
development of a competent com-
puter staff to provide its customers
with the "best computer knowledge,
skills, and experience."
McIntire and codeveloper of the
firm, John H. Letcher of St. Louis,
developed the firm to meet the ex-
panding need for computer services
throughout the country, the article
A 4-column photograph with the
article shows Leo McIntire con-
ferring with officers of the firm and
the president of Ozark Mahoning.

Christian Women

To Meet in July
"The Christian Woman" is the
theme of a 3-day conference, spon-
sored by the World Crossroads
Christian Women's Club, to be held
July 9-11 at the Jewish Welfare
The program each day from 9:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will include small
group Bible studies and seminars and
a talk by Miss Mabel Elthon, mission-
ary for the Central American Mission.
Women from the Canal Zone and
Panama may make their reservations
by sending name, address, and tele-
phone number to Mrs. James L.
Fulton, Jr., P.O. Box 142, Balboa
Heights. There will be a small daily
charge to cover cost of lunch and
coffeebreak refreshments.


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.

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Capt. Fred E. Harris, master of the United Fruit Co.
cargo ship "Musa," is surrounded by Cristobal port
officials as he received an Honorary Marine License from
Capt. Ernest B. Rainier, far left, during his last visit to
the Canal prior to his retirement. From left to right are
Captain Rainier; Cecil Alberga of the United Fruit Co.;
Albert E. Greene, Senior Customs Inspector in Cristobal;
Captain Harris; Trevor Simons, of the United Fruit Co.;
R. A. Wainio, Chief Customs Inspector in Cristobal; and
E. E. Hamlin, Jr., Director of Admeasurement. A native

London Bridge Section

Scheduled for Transit

A large hunk of the famous
London Bridge is due to go through
the Panama Canal during the
The storied old bridge didn't fall

Auto Tow Job

Can Be Fatal
A woman in California was steering
her car as it was being towed 30 miles
into town for repairs. The automatic
transmission became over-heated by
friction because the oil pumps
couldn't function properly to lubricate
the movable parts. The excessive heat
caused the gears to lock and fly apart,
cracking the transmission housing and
breaking a hole in the car's floor. Hot
transmission oil sprayed on the pas-
sengers, burning the woman and her
small daughter to death.
The National Safety Council warns
that cars with automatic transmissions
should not be towed at high speeds
for long distances unless the rear
wheels are off the ground or the drive
shaft is disconnected. Above all, says
the Council, follow the requirements
for towing listed by the car manufac-

Collar Piping
The three rows of white piping on
a sailor's collar? Many reasons have
been advanced for this idea. The most
popular is that they represent three
of Nelson's famous victories-the
Battles of Trafalgar, Copenhagen,
and the Nile. In fact, however, the
white stripes were chosen by an
English monarch in admiration of a
woman's riding habit and for many
years after Nelson's death two stripes
were still the custom.
The fashion was created by the
Duchess of Bedford at George II's
Court. She wore a blue collar with
her riding habit on which had been
sewn two stripes. The King liked the
idea and ordered it adopted for the
sailor's uniform. Years later, an
Admiralty official thought three
stripes would look smarter and the
idea was adopted.

of Picton, Ontario, Captain Harris has been making trips
through the Canal ever since he went to sea as a Canadian
Government Merchant Marine Cadet in 1925. He took
his first command in 1945 of the United Fruit Co. ship
"Maravi" and was 18 years in command of the "CopAn"
before going to the "Musa." He also was made an
honorary member of the Panama Canal Pilots' Associa-
tion. His certificate was presented by Capt. Jerry Smith,
business manager of the Pilots' Association.

Oil Tanks

Are Moved

A New Way

When the Panama Canal had tc
move an oil storage tank several years
ago it was floated to a new location
on a man-made body of water.
In England recently, a new
method was devised, using a cushion
of air.
According to the "Port of Man-
chester Sailing List and Shipping
Guide," the "hover" principal was
employed at the Esso Petroleum
Co.'s Mode Wheel Terminal.
"The problem was-how do you
move two 60-ton storage tanks up a
public road, and across railway lines
from one end of the terminal to the
other? Conventional methods em-
ploying rollers or bogies would have
been costly, time-consuming, and
required much careful planning
Then somebody had the bright idea
of using, as the motive power, the
most plentiful commodity of all-air
It was realized that if a heavy crafl
can by moved across land or watei
on a cushion of air, the same prin-
cipal could surely be applied ir
theory to a large storage tank.
"Esso invited the cooperation ol
the National Research DevelopmenI
Corp. who, after experimental tests
confirmed the feasibility of the idea
A skirt of more than 200 segments
was made and attached to the tanks
by steel straps. Two fan units, with i
combined total of 130 horsepower
were mounted on hand trailers tc
supply air at a pressure of approxi-
mately 60 pounds per square foot
This enabled the 30 foot high tanks
to be lifted 7 inches off the gr.mund
and then they were winched in easy
stages along the 350 yard route tc
their new resting place.
"The whole operation was ar
interesting example of the imagina-
tive use of the hovercraft principle
being applied to purely industrial

(;o ahead and love thy neighbor
but he sure the other neighbors don'l
know about it.

down as it was supposed to have
done in the song. It was dismantled
and sold.
The buyer, a contractor in Arizona
who was high bidder at about
1 million, is shipping it in num-
bered sections from London through
the Panama Canal to Los Angeles. It
will be reassembled in Lake Havosu
City, Ariz.
The first 850 tons of the bridge
will go through the Canal aboard the
Norwegian ship Fossum chartered
by Paal Wilson of Oslo and repre-
sented here by C. B. Fenton & Co.
According to Fenton, the 10,000-
ton, 136-year old bridge is being
imported into the United States duty
free because the United States Cus-
toms classify it as "a large antique."
This is the first shipment of about 10,
all of which are expected to be sent
through the Canal aboard Paal
Wilson ships.
The Fossim and other ships of
her type are used for general and
special cargoes such as railroad lines,
pipes, and construction material
when traveling outward from Eng-
land to the United States and Cana-
dian west coast. Homeward bound
they usually carry bulk wheat,
lumber, and general cargo.

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

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Charlie Miller is heading up the
Atlantic side Fourth of July fes-
tivities, assisted by untiring Beverly
Baker, Coco Solo's answer to Mar-
garet Chase Smith . Did you
know that on this date in 1948,
the Berlin Airlift began to aid that
besieged city, and it lasted over
11 months?? . and that Vincent
"Bing" Lombroia, the Balboa Post
Office Punster, is really 26 Years
SOld? (Don't let his size fool you) ...
Margarita Preciado would like to
take a trip to Krueger National Park
in Africa to see the elephants (Isn't
that so?) . and Julieta Arosemena
was missed in last week's issue so
we'll make up for it by-Julieta Aro-
semena-putting her in twice this
week (You see, we're easy to get
along with) . George "Big Daddy"
Hinds looks like a new man because
of the diet he's been on, but when
he starts the jokes it's the same old
George! . Jack Corrigan keeping
people happy by placing special
orders for them on a fast basis
Frank Ostrander won'another sports
car race the other weekend, and now
the younger speedsters are referring
to him as Baron Von Frank (Nyaaa!
SSour carburetors-we mean, Grapes)
S. Herschel Dempsey is probably
the best-liked member of the Canal
Zone's Fipest, according to the old-
timers from around the Ancon
beat . .
cess is not that in the end you have
done what you tried to do-but, that
Sup to the end you have tried to do it!
Tom Stewart working the night
firewatch on those transiting coal
ships . Some of those so-called
interior decorators could take some
pointers from Frank Castles. Check
South his office if you get a chance-
Wow!! . Joe Pustis at Balboa Serv-
Sice Center must be lonely without
Sthe thundering roar of the lunch
crowd now that school is out . .
Have you seen that sign that reads:
S"Stamp Out Air Pollution-Stop
,Breathing!!" . Bill DeVore and
SJohn Cough must keep in shape by
running back and forth between their
Section and Steve Bissell's shop . .
SOur tipsters tell us that Ted Henter
Sis building a "sand-buggy" for run-
Sning up and down those long beaches
Sat Santa Clara . Saddest news this
Week is that "The Inseparables,"
t John McTaggart and Winter Collins
will soon be parted because of
Winter's promotion (Congrats, J.W.!).
S To Mrs. Al Sholk for her memorable
message to the officer issuing a ticket
for a traffic violation: "But, it's a
woman's prerogative to change her
S Wilfred Barrows known to the
Gold Coast gang as "Smiling Jack"
r . And what about Jackie Gilbert's
new office pal-Isn't she a Sweetie?!
John and Maggie Janssen's son,
SJohnny, is back from school for a
Short visit and the girls in the office
think he ought to be in movies . .
SBy the way, if it so happens that you
can't read this, then the Hippies were
right and the world did end last
Weekendd!! . .An illiterate, writes
one of our readers, is the fellow who
things Huntley & Brinkley is a baby
I powder! ... Jimmy Howell wants to
know who snatched his last box of
those cute, little plastic, multi-colored
paper clips (Whew!) .
, Send 'your chit-chat items to "It's
t No Secret", Box M, Balboa IHeights,

Page 3


June 21, 1968

Col. H. Haskell Ziperman, third from left, Canal Zone
Health Director, presented medallions to the new mem-
bers of the Coco Solo Hospital Blood Bank Gallon Club
in a recent Atlantic side ceremony. Lt. Col. Robert
Bradley, Coco Solo Hospital Director, is at front, center,

16 Atlantic Sid

Join Gallon Clu

Sixteen Atlantic side employees
who have given a total of 128 pints
of blood recently were awarded
membership in the Coco Solo Hos-
pital Blood Bank Gallon Club at a
ceremony in the hospital's conference
David C. McIlhenny, hospital
administrative officer, introduced
Lt. Col. Robert J. Bradley, Director
of Coco Solo Hospital, who thanked
the new members of the Gallon Club
for their part in supporting the Blood
Bank program at Coco Solo Hospital
and praised the donors, who have
given a gallon or more of blood.
Each new member of the club
present for the ceremony received a
Gorgas-Coco Solo Blood Bank Gallon
Club medallion from Col. H. Haskell

Costa Rica

Boasts of 3

There are three climate zones in
Costa Rica. The Torrid Zone, in the
northern and coastal plains, with a
maximum altitude of 3,000 feet, is
characterized by heavy rains and a
temperature range of 77 to 100.
The Temperate Zone, comprising the
central valleys and plateaus, has alti-
tudes of between 3,000 and 6,000
feet, with regular rains from April to
November and temperatures range
from 59 to 77. The Cool Zone in-
cludes areas above 6,000 feet with a
temperature range of 41* or less to
59, with less rain and more wind
than the temperate areas.

Though it has virtually disappeared
from the sea, a sailor's hammock is
not as old as many think. Generally,
first European use of the hammock
is credited to Christopher Columbus.
He first saw them in use in the West
Indies in 1493 and took the idea-
and probably samples-back to Spain
with him where they were adopted
by the Spanish fleet. The hammocks
were called "hamaca" by the Spanish.
The British changed the name to
"hamaco" and their use by the Royal
Navy can be traced back to 1588.
At first they were issued one for every
two men and were made of canvas
salvaged from damaged sails. Triced
up, they were also used as a means
of protecting gun crews against small
arns fire from enemy ships.

and at far right is M. B. Nickel, Chief of the Canal's
Industrial Division. E. B. O'Brien, Superintendent of the
Panama Canal Terminals Division, is in the back row,
second from right.

Ziperman, Canal Zone Health Di-
New members are: Juan Benedi,
Terminals Division; Calvin J. Best,
Terminals Division; Edgdon J. Craw-
ford, Locks Division; Arthur Fareaux,
Terminals Division; Melvin Husband,
Terminals Division; Walter D. John-
ston, Locks Division; Glen Lasher,
Locks Division; Stephen Lindo, Ter-
minals Division; Alvin McFarlane,
Terminals Division; W. J. McLaugh-
lin, Jr., Locks Division; Ronald
Moore, Coco Solo Hospital; George
A. Perryman, Locks Division; Thom
Gabriel, Terminals Division; Francis
W. Werlein, Locks Division; Robert
A. Yarde, Terminals Division; and
Alvin P. Lim, Industrial Division.

Prep Course

Being Offered
A special course designed to aid
servicemen, students, and other mem-
bers of the community in preparing
for the College Entrance Examina-
tions and the Federal Service
Entrance Examination will begin
June 27 at the USO-JWB. The
15-hour course will be conducted
Monday and Thursdays from 7 to
8:55 p.m.
Mrs. Lois Passman of Fort Clay-
ton, teacher of the special course,
has a master's degree in English and
has had considerable experience in
this type of instruction.
The course prepares high school
students and servicemen who are
contemplating college entrance in
September of 1968 and 1969. Per-
sons preparing for the Federal Serv-
ice Entrance Exam also have found
this course beneficial.


An experimental arts and handi-
craft program at the Los Rios Ele-
mentary School, for U.S. School
Pacific side students, will start July 1.
Enrollment is open to age groups .
from kindergarten through junior "-
The program will include ceramics,
painting, and other special creative
projects such as jewelry making and
gift wrapping. So yol
Further information may be oh- Isthmi
the fir
tainted by telephoning the Los Rios here f
Playshelter, 2-2593. stories

It's Time

To Register

Your Pets

Owners of cats and dogs in the
Canal Zone are being reminded that
the time has come to register their
pets in the Canal Zone for the
licensing year beginning August 1.
The registration requires that any
cat or dog over 4 months of age,
owned or in the custody of residents
of the Canal Zone, must have a valid
certificate of vaccination against
rabies. Dogs are vaccinated every
3 years. Cats must be vaccinated each
year. Both must have a new license
tag each year.
Rabies vaccination for licensing is
given free of charge but the fee for
the license and tag is $2 for either
cat or dog.
Both vaccinations and/or licenses
may be obtained at the Corozal Ani-
mal Clinic on the Pacific side and
the Mindi Animal Clinic on the
Atlantic side during regular office
hours. The clinic hours are 11 a.m.
to 12 noon Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Appointments may
be made by telephoning Balboa 2883
or Cristobal 1912.


By Emily J. Price
With affectionate words and nos-
talgic pictures Remember When by
Allan Churchill recalls the years from
1900 to 1942. There are lists of the
songs popular then and many photo-
graphs of the people who sang them.
Statesmen, sports figures, society
leaders, crooks, everyone from flag-
pole sitters to fan dancers will be
found in this collection of American
memories. All the great events from
the San Francisco fire to Pearl
Harbor are included in this volume.
It's great fun for those with long
Survival of the Fittest is a major
novel by a well-known English
author, Pamela Hansford Johnson. It
tells about the life and death of a
writer of great talent and personal
charm and about his travels, friends,
and wives. Well written in the tradi-
tional novel form, this story is an
intense and sympathetic one.
Gerald Durrell has written many
books about his adventures while
hunting animals. Now he has written
a novel, Rosy Is My Relative, about
a young man who inherits an alco-
holic elephant. While searching for
a circus home for Rosy, the two break
up a fox hunt, a banquet, and a

Heat, Hurt
"The few deaths that occur in
football can probably never be com-
pletely eliminated," said Clifford B.
Fagan, executive secretary of the Na-
tional Federation of State High
School Athletic Associations, "but we
can eliminate deaths due to heat
illness-they are preventable."
Last year, heat illness caused the
death of one college football player,
and four, possibly five, high schoolers.
The number of badly injured is not
The American Medical Associa-
tion's Committee on the Medical
Aspects of Sports has this advice:
1. Prospective football players
should start early in the season to
accustom themselves to vigorous exer-
cise in hot weather.
2. Coaches should give up the old
practice of not letting athletes drink
water during practice.
3. Practice schedules need care-
ful pacing. Only noncontact workouts
should be held during the first 5 days
4. Watch for signs of heat illness:
lethargy, stupor, awkwardness, un-
usual fatigue.

theater and land in court. Rosy has
an endearing personality and in spite
of her misdemeanors seems well
worth having in the family.
Up-to-date information on forty of
the best known and best selling small
foreign cars is presented in Small
Foreign Car Guide by Emmet
Greene. Drawings, photographs, spe-
cifications and a helpful evaluation of
each car will be of interest to anyone
considering purchase or just inter-
ested in automobiles.
Charlotte Armstrong comes up with
one of her well-plotted and exciting
mysteries in The Balloon Man. This
time her heroine has to contend with
a vicious father-in-law and a husband
who has taken too long a trip with
LSD. A sinister boarding house is the
scene and comedy is provided by a
trio of old lady boarders. This is a
good one.

13 Primaries

Scheduled in

July, August
Primaries, allowing voters an
opportunity to express their political
party preferences, are scheduled for
July and August in the following
Alaska r_------ August 27
Arkansas_.- _------ July 30
Delaware ----- August 17
Idaho _-__-------- August 6
Kansas ---------.- August 6
Louisiana ____ August 17
Michigan ---August 6
Missouri --------- August 4
New Mexico ------- August 27
Oklahoma ______- _August 27
Tennessee -------- August 1
Virginia __. --.--July 9
Wyoming ----- August 20
Applications for Absentee Ballot
(SF 76) may be obtained by U.S.-
citizen employees of the Panama
Canal organization at the Office of
the Deputy Personnel Director
(Staff), Room 243-A, Administration
Building, Balboa Heights; telephone,
Balboa 2625. The application will be
mailed upon request.
The Voting Information Pamphlet
is available to all U.S.-citizen em-
ployees of the Canal organization in
the various offices of all Bureaus,
Divisions, and independent units.



-' *, . sCS
u thought those were heavy rains the past week?
ian residents have a fund of rain stories to tell, at
st sign of a raindrop, and with the rainy season
or about another 6 months more, there'll be new
added. For an inkling of what may be expected,

the scene here, taken from the files of the Panama Canal
Graphic Branch, shows what happened when the rains
came last year. Note the intrepid bicycle rider, nearing
the door of the Canal Zone Credit Union Building.

Page 4




Vol. VII, No. 1 Mds de 50 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 21 de Junio de 1968

Encomian Obras en

Esclusas de Gatun

El excelente desempeino de todos
los empleados del Canal tie PanamA
que tuvieron participaci6n en el re-
cientemente terminado reacondicio-
namiento de las Esclusas de Gatiln
ha sido encomiado por el Gobernador
W. P. Leber. "Todos los empleados
del Canal de PanamA, que tomaron
parte en este trabajo de reacondicio-
namiento, desempefiaron un papel
distinguido en lograr que fuera un
6xito", dijo el Gobernador.
"Es satisfactorio para mi saber que
el reacondicionamiento ha terminado
exitosamente, y que el impact cau-
sado a la navegaci6n ha sido substan-
cialmente menor de lo esperado",
afiadi6 el Gobernador. "Este trabajo
important de mantenimiento repre-
senta un paso adelante en nuestro

Stanley R. Resor
. .alaba trabajo

pri grama para recortar a un minimo
el tiempo en que las vias estaran ce-
rradas, de manera que podamos al-
canzar la capacidad mAxima del
El Gobernador Leber sefial6 que
el reacondicionamiento de las Es-
clusas de Gatin en 1968 requiri6 la
cooperaci6n de casi todas las direc-
ciones y divisions de la empresa del
Canal y felicit6 a todos los que toma-
ron parte, por el alto grado de efi-
ciencia y seguridad alcanzado.
Felicitaciones por un trabajo bien
hccho, durante el reacondicionamien-
to de las Esclusas de Gat6n, fueron
extendidas tambifn a la empresa del
Canal por el Secretario del Ejrcito
Stanley R. Resor, quien dijo en una
carta al Gobernador Leber: "La ma-
nera en que este dificil y peligroso
trabajo fue levado a cabo, refleja el
desempefio consagrado y sobresa-
liente del personal del Canal de
PanamA, que es fuente de gran
orgullo para Estados Unidos.
"Fue especialmente grato que el
reacondicionamiento se llevara a cabo
con un minimo de impact sobre las
operaciones de trafico en el Canal.
El haberlo hecho cuando se impo-
nen marcas de trAfico y a pesar de
las obstrucciones en el Corte, es algo
que debe ser sumamente encomiado.
La obra toda es un ejemplo del mis
alto grado de habilidad en la direc-
ci6n y en el trabajo.
"Sirvase aceptar, y enviar a todos
los que participaron en el trabajo,
mis felicitaciones por un trabajo bien

En Marcha Preparativos

Para el Dia 4 de Julio

Los comites organizadores de los
festejos del Dia 4 de Julio, de ambos
lados del Istmo, estan terminando los
programs para ese dia.
En el sector AtlAntico, un comit6
presidido por Charles Miller, profesar
de la Escuela Secundaria de Crist6-
bal, e integrado principalmente por
miniembros del Consejo Civico de
Coco Solo y France Field, ha estado
preparando durante las iltimas se-
manas los events can que se con-
memorara el aniversario 192 de la
fundaci6n de los Estados Unidos de
El Comit6 Organizador de los
Actos del Dia de la Independencia
en el sector Pacifico, compuesto por
miembros de las comunidades mili-
tares y civilcs y patrocinado por la
Legion Americana, tambien se active
en la preparaci6n de los acts de ese
dia. James A. Brigman, Jefe de la
Defense Civil y veteran legionario,
es el president de este comit6.
Ambos presidents han solicitado a
la comunidad que tome part en las
ceremonies de este afio. Los grupos
de veterans y otras entidades han
recibido sus correspondientes invita-
ciones para que participen en el des-
file y para que ayuden a lograr el
exito de los festejos patriots.
Los comites anunciarin tambien el

Esclusas de Miraflorcs 2,406
Esclusas de Gatin 303
Jardines de Summit.__ 155
Las Cruces, 7 viajes 580
Donizetti 292
Akaroa __ 257
Gran total 3,993

program de actividades tan pronto
como finalicen los preparativos.
La lancha Las Cruces, del Canal
de PanamA, ofrocera viajes gratis a
unas 600 personas durante el dia, en
base al espacio disponible y segun
vayan liegando a bordo las personas.
A partir de las 7:40 a.m., cada 3
horas, hasta las 4:40 p.m., partirin
los autobuses del Edificio de Asuntos
Civiles en Anc6n, para transporter
los pasajeros a la lancha. Los boletos,
que serdn validos solo para el viaje
que indiquen, podran obtenerse en
el Escritorio de Informaci6n del Edi-
ficio de Administraci6n en Balboa
Heights, a partir del 26 de junior.
Toda persona, de toda edad, debera
mostrar su boleto para abordar los
autobuses y la lancha.

16 Nuevos Miembros

Entran al Club del

Galon de Coco Solo
DiecisCis empleados del sector
AtlAntico, que han dlonado un total
de 128 pintas de sangre, recibieron
recientemente sus certificados de
membrecia del Club del Gal6n del
Banco de Sangre de Coco Solo, en
una ceremonial que tuvo lugar en el
sal6n de conferencias del mencionado
David C. Mcllhenny, funcionario
administrative del hospital, present6
al Coronel Robert J. Bradley, Direc-
tor del Hospital de Coco Solo, que
agradeci6 a los nuevos miembros del
Club del Gal6n por el papel que han
desempefiado en el sostenimiento del
program del Banco de Sangre del
Hospital de Coco Solo y se express
(Contintia en la pdaina 4)

El Capitin Fred E. Harris, a la derecha, del barco de carga "Musa", de la
United Fruit Co., recibi6 Licencia NAutica Honoraria de manos del CapitAn
Ernest B. Rainier, durante su iltima visit al Canal antes de su jubilaci6n.
Nativo de Picton, Ontario, el Capitin Harris ha estado haciendo viajes a
trav6s del Canal desde que fue al mar como Cadete de la Marina Mercante
del Gobierno Canadiense en 1925. Tuvo su primer mando en 1945 en el
barco "Maravi" de la United Fruit Co. y fue comandante del "CopAn"
durante 18 afios antes de ir al "Musa". Tambien fue hecho miembro hono-
rario de la Asociaci6n de Pricticos del Canal de PanamA. Su certificado fue
entregado por el Capitan Jerry Smith, a a izquierda, gerente commercial de
la Asociaci6n de Practicos.

Mejoraran Telefonos

De la Zona del Canal

El primer paso en un proyectado
plan a largo plazo para modernizar
el sistema de telefonos de la Zona
del Canal y mejorar el servicio entire
PanamA y la Zona del Canal serA
dado en septiembre cuando se abran
las propuestas en Balboa Heights,
para un contrato de suministro e ins-
talaci6n del equipo de una nueva
central telef6nica.
Sera la priinera mejora que se
haga al sistema de tel6fonos de la
Zona del Canal desde 1960, cuando
se install el modern equipo de co-
municaciones por microondas, para
aumentar las lines de comunicaci6n

en servicio entire las comunidades de
los sectors Pacifico y AtlAntico del
Istmo. El equipo original en uso en
la Zona del Canal data de 1926,
cuando se install por primera vez
el sistema automAtico de tel6fonos.
Las especificaciones, publicadas el
14 de junior, requieren el suministro
e instalaci6n de una nueva central
telef6nica de 4.800 lines y equipo
de conmutadores, para reemplazar
una central de 3.400 lines en Balboa
y otra de 800 lines en Pedro Miguel.
Este contrato incluirA s6lo el equi-
po de la central telef6nica. El sumi-
(Continua en la pdgina 4)


El Coronel H. Haskell Ziperman, a la izquierda, Director de Salubridad de
la Zona del Canal, entrega a Melvin Husband, de la Divisi6n de Terminales,
su medall6n que lo identifica como miembro del exclusive Club del Gal6n
del Banco de Sangre del Hospital de Coco Solo. La escena tuvo lugar en
reciente ceremonia, en la que ingresaron al club 16 nuevos miembros.

Manana es el

Concierto del

Yale Glee Club

El Yale Glee Club ofrecerA su pri-
mer concerto en Panama en el Cole-
gio Javier de la ciudad de Panama
mafiana a las 8 de la noche. El con-
cierto de PanamA es patrocinado por
el Yale Club de PanamA y la Aso-
ciaci6n Panamefio-Norteamericana.
Esta es la segunda gira del Yale
Glee Club por la Am6rica Latina.
El grupo tambien ha recorrido Asia,
Africa, Europa y la Uni6n Sovi6tica.
Sesenta personas serin escuchadas
en el concerto de mariana por la
noche. El program constant dcsde
canciones religiosas hasta miusica fol-
kl6rica e incluye canciones de Norte-
amirica y Espafia.
El concerto en el Colegio Javier
serA a beneficio del DAD, el Banco
de Sangre en el Hospital Santo TomAs
en la ciudad de PanamA. Los asientos
reservados costarAn $2.50 y $1.50 y
la entrada general, 50 centavos.
El Yale Glee Club y sus families
anfitrionas escucharin una charla de
orientaci6n sobre el Canal de Pa-
nami, recorrerin las Esclusas del
Canal y seidn Ilevados a un trfnsito
parcial por el Canal el sfibado por
la mariana en la lancha Las Cruces.

No Habra Tren

Para Concierto

De Maiiana 22
Debido a que no se ha podido
completar el cupo, no habrl tren es-
pecial mailana en la noche, desde el
sector Atlantico, para el concerto del
Coro de la Universidad de Yale.
Se require un minimo de 200 per-
sonas para poder obtener un tren es-
pecial, seg6n se anunci6 la semana
El YMCA de Crist6bal tenia en dis-
ponibilidad boletos para el tren y para
el concerto, y el linico requisite era
que se compraran por adelantado los
boletos para ambos fines.
Grupos mais pequefios fueron invi-
tados por Charles Payne, director de
programs del YMCA de Crist6bal,
para powder hacer los arreglos y trans-
portar a los interesados, en autob'is,
hacia la ciudad de Panami, para el
concerto, pero estos planes tambi6n
hubieron de ser cancelados, debido
a la falta de interns.

Habra Conferencias

Biblicas en Balboa

Del 9 al 11 de Julio
"La Mujer Cristiana" es el tema
de un ciclo de conferencias de 3 dias,
patrocinado por el Club World Cross-
roads Christian Women, que se efec-
tuarA del 9 al 11 de julio en el Edifi-
cio de la Junta Hebrea de Benefi-
El program de cada dia, que se
extender't de las 9:30 a.m. a las 2:30
p.m., incluirat pe.:uenos grupos de
studios biblicos, seminarios y char-
las por la Srta. Mabel Elthon, misio-
nera en la Mision Ciitroarnmericana.
Las sefiorais de Painamat y de ]i
Zona del Canal quet lo descent pie-
den hacker sus reservaciones, envian-
do su 'noimbre, direcci6n y ninimero
de tel6fono a la Sra. Ide James L.
Fulton, Jr., Box 142, Balboa heights.
Ilabri iina pq,:jueFia cuota diaria, para
cubrir el c(,sto del ialiinrzo y la

91- I-1 -(I -



Junio 21, 1968

Gente en la Noticia

La Srta. Nelda E. Mojica presta servicios en la Divisi6n
de Operaciones de la Direcci6n de Personal en Anc6n
como oficinista a cargo de la colocaci6n de los nuevos
empleados. Entr6 a desempefiar esta posici6n el 5 de
julio de 1966 y entire sus deberes esta el procesamiento
de los nuevos empleados estadounidenses, a los que debe
tomar datos personales, orientarlos sobre los seguros,
Sderechos y enviarlos a pasar el examen fisico en el IHos-
I- pital Gorgas, para que esten lists para empezar a trabajar
SIel dia estipulado. La Srta. Mojica naci6 en la ciudad de
: .' Col6n el 7 de diciembre de 1946. Estudi6 en la Acade-
i, "i mia Santa Maria de Col6n donde obtuvo el bachillerato
e en comercio y secretariado bilingiie. En la Escuela pri-
V. maria gan6 medalla de oro al graduarse con el primer
S" 3 puesto de honor y en la secundaria obtuvo el tercer
W puesto de honor en su graduaci6n. Ahora piensa estudiar
Sadministraci6n public en la Universidad de PanamA.
La Srta. Mojica fue ayudante estudiantil en 1966 en la
secci6n de contabilidad del Hospital de Coco Solo y
trabaj6 por 2 meses en la Caribbean Import & Export
*. d e la Zona Libre de Col6n. Sus deportes favorites son
S-" la nataci6n y el volibol y en sus ratos de ocio se deleita
^ < --- ^ ~ escuchando musica semiclAsica, especialmente a Paul
SMauriat. Toca la guitarra y el uquelele, instrument
hawaiano y su lugar preferido para veranear es Taboga,

.; ha proporcionado una vasta experiencia y que las respon-
sabilidades que conlleva han influido en la madurez de
su persona.

La Srta. Andrea Elena Wynter trabaja como ofcinista
mecan6grafa en la Divisi6n de Operaciones de la Direc-
ci6n de Personal en Anc6n. Comenz6 como oficinista
mecan6grafa y aprendiz de esten6grafa en septiembre
de 1966 y hace 1 afio fue asignada a su actual posici6n,
donde sus atribuciones principles son el registro de
nacimientos de hijos, matrimonios y divorcios de em-
pleados, apuntar el tiempo a sus compafieros de trabajo
y abastecer de material de trabajo a su oficina. La Srta.
Wynter naci6 el 13 de abril de 1948 en la ciudad de
PanamA. Curs6 studios primaries en la Escuela Repu-
blica de Francia y se gradu6 de bachiller en comercio
bilingiie en el Instituto Justo Arosemena. Fue una de las
estudiantes del IJA escogidas para realizar las pr;cticas
de oficina en la empresa del Canal en 1965 y le toc6
trabajar durante 1 mes en la oficina de los arqueadores
de la Capitania del Puerto de Balboa. Desde los 14 afios
ha trabajado en oficinas aprovechando sus vacaciones
escolares. En 1962 trabaj6 en la Cooperativa de Cridito
de Rodman por 1 mes; en 1963 en la N.M.U. y en 196
como ayudante estudiantil en la Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento. Perteneci6 al cuadro de distinci6n en la gradua-
ci6n del IJA. Estudi6 1 afios de comercio en la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal y actualmente cursa
el primer afio en la escuela de Administraci6n Publica
de la Universidad de PanamA. Sus pasatiempos favorites
son la nataci6n, el baile, la misica clisica, semiclAsica
y popular. Toca el piano y ha tenido como maestro al
gran pianist panamefio Jaime Ingram.

Contra Robos

De Carteras

En los Autos

AUTO", aconseja el Jefe E. S.
Shipley, de la Divisi6n de Policia
de la Zona del Canal. Sus palabras
fueron repctidas en letras maylsculas
e italicas.
La advertencia no es nueva. La
raz6n por la cual el Jefe Shipley lo
repite nuevamente es que la policia
de la Zona ha rccibido innumcrables
informed de robos de carteras, espe-
cialmente cuando un automovilista ha
bajado el vidrio de una ventana del
auto para comprar un peri6dico.
Una vez mals, el Jefe Shipley acon-
seja a los automovilistas mantener las
puertas de los autos cerradas por den-
tro y tener bolsas o cualquier otro
articulo de valor fuera de los asientos
del auto.
Tender el sencillo adecuado cuando
sc detenga a comprar un peri6dico,
y manteniendo fuera de la vista la
bolsa o carter, serA una manera de
evitar quc los malcantes le roben a
uno, dijo.

j. ,. 47

- .1

e e

Gotas de Hzstorza

Diciembre 9, 1619-Muri6 don Diego
FernAndez de Velasco, Gobema-
dor de Castilla del Oro.
Diciembre 10, 1890-Lucien Wyse,
francs, y Antonio Rold6n, Minis-
tro de Relaciones Exteriores de
Colombia, firmaron un convenio
por el cual el Gobiemo de Colom-
bia concedia a la Compafiia Fran-

Pullicacion official del Canal de Pana-
mA. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cialquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicited express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La infornaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPII.LLWAY ldebe 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 afo.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights. Canal Zone.

cesa una pr6rroga de 10 afios con
la condici6n de que se organizara
una nueva compaiiia del canal y
que se reanudaran las operaciones
a mAs tardar el 28 de febrero de
Diciembre 12, 1956-Al transitar el
barco de carga "Edward Lucken-
back" por el Canal de PanamA,
dentro de sus bodegas iba la tone-
lada que completaba los mil millo-
nes de toneladas de carga que
hasta esa fecha habian pasado por
el Canal. Este acontecimiento fue
conmemorado con ceremonies es-
peciales en ambos lados del Istmo
de Panama.
Diciembre 13, 1915-En Folks River,
sector AtlAntico, se estableci6 un
dep6sito para el recibo y conser-
vaci6n de vegetables, a cargo del
ramo de comisariatos del Departa-
mento de Abastos. El edificio del
dep6sito habia sido usado ante-
rionnente como mercado piblico
y fue adaptado para el nuevo ser-
vicio haci6ndose pequefios cambios
y adiciones.
Diciembre 14, 1908-En una reunion
celebrada en el Hotel Tivoli se
organize la Asociaci6n de la Biblio-
teca de Anc6n. Antes de la reuni6n
cerca de 150 personas habian soli-
citado inscripci6n.

En Su Pantalla




Viernes 21__ CERRADO Ilercules Against The Mongols 10:00 p.m.
(AYC) y Kid Rodelo (AY) Young Fury (AY)
S'ibado 22__ Hercules Against The Mongols CERRADO The Sundowners (AYC) y
(AYC) y Kid Rodelo (AY) Siege (AY)

Domingo 23 Barefoot In The Park Hour Of The Gun (AY) In The Heat Of The Night
Barefoot In The Park King Of Hearts (ADULTOS) y In The Heat Of The Night
Lunes 24--. (ADULTOS) Follow That Dream (AYC) (ADULTOS)
In The Heat Of The Night
Martes 25___ CERRADO Red Tomahawk (AY) (ADULTOS)
Mi.r, 2 King Of Hearts (ADULTOS) y An Affair To Remember (ADUL-
rcols 26 Follow That Dream (AYC) Warriors Five (A) TOS) y Trapped In Tangiers (AY)
Aventura Al Centro De La Tierra
Jueves 27-__ Red Tomahawk (AY) CERRADO (AY) y La Bestia Magnifica (AY)
Vil C O Harry Black And The Tiger (AYC) 10:00 p.m.
Vierncs 8__ CERRADOI v Carry On Spying (AY) The Fly (AY)

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

9.30--Alfred Hitchcock
U0:30-Mi Amigo el Mago
11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-Alma de Acero
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Tarde de Toros
4:30-Los Invencibles
6(:00--El Zorro
6:30-Golazo Royal
8:00-E1 Gran Chaparral
9:00 -Mision Imposible
10:()01 Prmiere de Gala



Carnaval de Cartones
Randall el Justiciero
Buggs Bunny
Show de la Una
Las Enfermeras
La Novela del Dos
Agonia de Amar
Los Amiguitos de Roblin
Los Cuatro FantAsticos
Randall el Justieiero
Flash Gordon
La Tremenda Corte
Los Invasores
FBI en Accidn
L; as E'nfernieras

11:15--Carnaval de Cartone,
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Las Enfermeras
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-AgoniaI de Amar
4:00-Los Amiguitos de Hoblin
5:30-Randall el Justiciero
6:00-Flash Gordon
7:00-El Joven Centenario
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Comandos del Desierto
10:30-Las Enfermeras

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Las Enfermeras
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-Agonia de Amar
4:00-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:00-Milton el Monstruo
5:30-Randall el Justiciero
6:00-Flash Gordon
7:00-Suefio con Jeannie
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd por la Defensa
9:30-Reto al Mal
10:30-Las Enfermeras

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Las Enfermeras
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-Agonia de Amar
4:00-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:00-Viaje al Centro de la Tierra
5:30-Randall el Justiciero
6:00-Flash Gordon
7:00-Mi Muier es Hechicera
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-El Hombre del Maletin
9:00-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30--Las Enfermeras

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Las Enfermeras
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-Agonia de Amar
4:00-Los Amiguitos de Roblan
5:00-King Kong
5:30-Randall el Justiciero
6:00-Flash Gordon
7:00-La Novicia Voladora
7:30-E1 Caf6 Squirt
8:00-Los Gorilas de Garrison
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
10:30-Las Enfermeras

10:00-Carnaval de Cartones
10:30-Perfiles de Valor
11:30-El Pijaro Carpintero
12:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
1:00-De Mujer a Mujer
2:00-Reprise de la Novela Maribel
4:00-Familia por Accidente
4:30-La Leyenda de Custer
5:30-Los Tres Chiflados
6:00-Reino Salvaje
9:00-Viaje a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Silhado



La Santa Misa
Todo por la Patria
-Slvese Quien Pueda
Granjero Ultimo Modelo
Ventana del Mundo
Los Cucos
Domingo Deportivo
Viaje al Fondo del Mar
El Santo
El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
Estreno Sorpresivo

11 :15-Comicas
12:00)-M1sica y Risas
1:30-La HIora de Corin Tellado
2.00-Cine Hogar
-1:00-La Gran Aventura
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaineas Sociales
5:30-P;iginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-E Gato
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
10:30-Cita con la Muerte
11:30 -Noticias

12:00-Mlisica 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-Instantaineas Sociales
5:30-P;iginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Cuarta Dimensi6n
10:30-Cita con la Muerte

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Mdsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00--Puertos de Iritriga
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Ilumanos
9:30-Los Fabulosos 20
10:30-Cita con la Muerte

12:00-M6sica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Camino de la Verdad
2:15-Cine Hogar
4:00-El Congresista
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaneas Sociales
5:30-Puiginas de la Vida
6:45-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-Cita con la Muerte
11:00-La Cuerda Floja

12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Ilora de Corin Tellado
2:00--Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventuras en el Paraiso
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30--La Hora Cero

1 1:00-Colorin Colorao
12:00-La Cimara Indiscreta
12:30-11roes de Hogan
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Reprise de Corin Tellado
4:00-Largo Metraje
5:15-Rev61ver a la Orden
5:45-Daniel Boone
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-S1Abados de Orange Crush
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-Perdidos en el Espacio
1 1:00-Martinez Blanco


24-Fiestas Patronales de San Juan Bautista en Chitrd y Aguadulce.
IabrA cabalgatas, corridas de toro y bailes tipicos.

28-29-Celebraci6n de San Pedro y San Pablo en Chupanpa y Las Cuias.

4-Independencia de los Estados Unidos de America (1776).

Pagina 2

Junio 21, 1968


En el Gorgas

Efectuan con Cuidado

Limpieza de los Oidos

eForma used part del grupo de
personas que al sentir un ligero ma-
lestar en el oido, o por costumbre, se
aplica su propio m6todo de curaci6n
o limpieza introduci6ndose palillos
de dientes o f6sforos . o ain
ganchos para el cabello?
l Ha considerado las terrible con-
secuencias que esta acci6n puede
producer al intentar extracr coras o
materials extrafias del oido sin antes
consultar un midico?
Pues bien, lo convenient es visitar
el Dispensario del Hospital Gorgas,
a cargo del Dr. I. Robert Berger, y
hacer una cita con un m6dico quien
le recomendari una limpieza o un
especialista en oidos. Si es lo primero,
el Dispensario cuenta con un Cuarto
de Tratamiento que entire sus muchas
labors tiene la limpieza de los oidos.
Alli se encontrarnn con los auxiliares
de enfermeria, adiestrados por la En-
fermera Jefe Sra. Mathilda McCa-
naghy en estos menesteres desde hace
unos 10 ailos, y que aplican las reglas
de la t6cnica modern. "Antes esta
labor de limpieza de oidos la reali-
zaba yo", explica la Sra. McCanaghy,
"pero debido al aumento de pacientes
y a mis mfiltiples deberes tuve que
delegar estas funciones a los auxilia-
res de enfermeria, Victor Ulate, FMlix
Dandrade y Leonel Vasquez, a los
que adiestro en el arte de limpiar
los oidos".
Asi vinieron a realizar este trabajo
semiespecializado los seiiores Ulate,
Dandrade y VAsquez. Ulate, oriundo
de Alajuela, Costa Rica, y con 26
ainos de servicio al Canal de PanamA,
vino al Istmo en junio de 1942 con-
tratado para trabajar en los muelles
donde habia un movimiento extra-
ordinario en ese entonces, tiempo de
guerra. Despues de 3 afios fue tras-
ladado al Hospital Gorgas. Para ese
tiempo no habia una clasificaci6n
del trabajo que realizaba y tenia que
hacer de todo. Ahora los tiempos han
cambiado y Ilevan el titulo de auxi-
liares de enfermeria y algunos reali-
zan trabajos semiespecializados. Ulate
se cas6 con la dama panamefia Sra.
Elidia de Ulate y tienen tres hijos:
Victor Julio, Elilibeth y Eva. Resident
en Las Cumbres.
Las veces que ha visitado su patria
se ha encontrado con cambios e inno-
vaciones. Le sorprendi6, una vez, la
autopista de su ciudad natal Alajuela,
sus carreteras, puentes y su progress
siempre creciente. "Cuando llego,
mis viejos amigos dicen: 'Lleg6 el
panamefio'. Y es verdad", explica
Ulate, "porque visto y hablo como
panamefio. Una vez me dijo una per-
sona: 'Por favor senior agarre el ca-
charro'. Y yo no supe qu6 hacer. Se
me habia olvidado que cacharro co-
rresponde a balde en Panama. Y a
veces me decian: .Usted no es de
aqui, verdad?"
El otro expert en limpieza de
oidos, FIlix Dandrade, naci6 en Tri-
nidad y reside en el Istmo de Panamni
desde 1928; comenz6 a trabajar en el
Hospital Gorgas el 4 de diciembre

E77 !j-

de 1930. Es casado con la Sra.
Catherine de Dandrade, empleada
del Centro de Servicios Comunales
de Balboa, y tienen cinco hijos: F61ix,
George, Sandra Elena, Maria Teresa
y Delsia Salem. Resident en Pedro
"Este trabajo es interesante y exige
much cuidado", dice Dandrade, "es-
pecialmente en lo referente a la tem-
peratura de la soluci6n que se utiliza
en la limpieza de los oidos. Esta debe
ser siempre la misma, porque de lo
contrario marea al paciente".
"Aqui vienen a veces", sigue di-
ciendo Andrade, "personas un poco
sordas y se van satisfechas, por In
general oyendo mAs que antes".
Leonel Vasquez, el tercer expert
en limpieza de oidos, es auxiliar de
enfermeria de relevo en todas las
clinics del hospital. "Viendo a los
demAs hacer la limpieza y con la su-
pervisi6n de la Enfermera Jefe Sra.
McCanaghy, he aprendido el oficio",
dice Vasquez, nacido en Call, Colom-
bia, y con 23 ailos de servicio al
Canal de Panama. Vino al Istmo en
1929 y trabaj6 en varias clinics pri-
vadas y como mayordomo del Capi-
tan sueco Hans Elliot, propietario de
los barcos Chiriqui, Sambri y Barti,
que viajaban para Chiriqui y puertos
de Colombia. Vasquez entr6 al Hos-
pital Gorgas en 1945 como mensa-
jero, fue promovido luego a ayudantc
en la clinic dental y finalmente a
auxiliar de enfermeria de relevo.
Tiene en Colombia un hijo: Jose Luis.
Una persona vestida de gris, muy
atenta y servicial, que tambi6n en-
contrarAn con frecuencia en el Cuar-
to de Tratamiento es la Sra. Myrtle
McFarlane, nacida en Puerto Lim6n,
Costa Rica, y venida al Istmo a la
edad de 4 afios. Entr6 a trabajar en
el Hospital Gorgas en 1957, recibi6
adiestramiento en enfermeria y tra-
baja actualmente en forma perma-
nente en el Dispensario del mencio-
nado hospital. Alli asiste a los m6di-
cos en cirugias menores, examenes
de pacientes y de vez en cuando le
toca desempefiar el papel de inter-
prete para los medicos de habla in-
glesa que examinan un paciente de
habla espafiola. A la Sra. McFarlane
le gusta viajar por el interior de la
Repflblica de PanamfA especialmente
a Boquete y David, lugares que pla-
nea visitar nuevamente el pr6ximo
Recuerde todos estos nombres
cuando tenga un malestar en el oido
S. .y sobre todo que el Dispensario
del Hospital Corgas es la clinic por
la que debe pasar primcro para que
In refieran a un especialista.

El Gobierno de El Salvador ha
obtenido un credit de $2.800.000
del Banco Mundial, para completar
la construccidn de site carrcteras
principles y cuatro secundarias, que
sercirin de access a los principles
puertos y cindades de Ia naci6n.



En moments en que no hay ninghn paciente esperando,
los auxiliaries de enfermeria del.Cuarto de Tratamiento
del Dispensario del Hospital Gorgas, discuten sobre la
mejor manera de hacer los lavados de oido, vendajes de
heridas, asistencias a los medicos, etc. Ellos se reunen

fo r p
G "

Felix Dandrade, auxiliar de enfermeria en el Cuarto de Tratamiento del
Dispensario del Hospital Gorgas y con 371 aios de servicio al Canal de
Panami, aplica la soluci6n de lavado a una paciente para la limpieza del
oido. Dandrade, junto con los otros auxiliares que desempefian estas
funciones, fue adiestrado por la Enfermera Jefe Sra. Mathilda McCanaghy.

Un Nuevo Metodo Para

Mover Cargas Pesadas

Cuando, hace unos aiios, el Canal
de Panama tuvo que mover un tan-
que de dep6sito de petr6leo, debi6
Ilevarse la enorme estructura a su
nuevo lugar, flotando por un canal
hecho a prop6sito.
En Inglaterra, recientemente, se
puso en practicia un nuievo il'todo, al
utilizar un colch6n de aire.
De acuerdo con la revista "Port of
Manchester Sailing List and Shipping
Guide", el principio del "revoloteo"
fue utilizado en el Terminal Mode
Wheel, de la Esso Petroleum Co.
"El problema era-como mover
dos tanques de dlepsito, de 60 tone-
ladas cada uno, sobre una carretera
public y sobre rifles dc ferrocarril,
ide un extreme del terminal a otro.
Los m6todos convencionales, usando
rodillos, habrian sido costosos, toma-
do much ticmpo y requerido cuida-
doso planeamiento. Luego, alguien
tuvo la brillante idea dc usar, como
fuerza motriz, cl aired, que es lo mis



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tambi6n para contar sus experiencias y de esta manera
progresar en el trabajo. De izquierda a derecha: Leonel
VAsquez, Felix Dandrade, Myrtle McFarland y Victor


La Sociedad de Historia Natural y
Audubon se reunirA el midrcoles 26
de junior a las 8 p.m. en el edificio de
la Junta Hebrea de Beneficencia
(JWB), en Balboa, pafa una discu-
si6n general acerca de la excursion
cientifica escolar hecha el 15 de junior
a El Valle y para una sesi6n de tra-
bajo. Quedan invitadas todas las per-
sonas interesadas en Historia Natu-
ral y en Conservaci6n. La Sociedad
local ha sido reconocida por la So-
ciedad Audubon de Florida y parti-
cipari en el creciente movimiento de
conservaci6n en Panama y Centro-
amrica. Se planea un interesanto
program de conferencias y excur-
siones cientifico escolares.



Sus amigos y parientes pueden
subscribirse ahora al semanario
SPILLWAY del Canal de PanamA
(o usted puede hacer la subscrip-
ci6n por ellos). Cuesta $2.60 al
afio. Esto incluye envio por correo
regular a cualquier part del
Los cheques para las subscrip-
clones deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y pue-
den ser enviados por correo a:
SPILLWAY Subscriptions
Box M
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone
No deje de incluir, bien escrito,
el nombre y la direcci6n de la per-
sona a la cual el SPILLWAY debe
ser enviado.

iHumor y Seguridad!

abundante. Se pens6 que si un ve-
hiculo pesado pucde ser transportado
por tierra y agua sobre un cojin de
aire, de seguro, el mismo principio
puede ser aplicado, en teoria, a tan-
ques grandes de deposito.
"La Esso pidi6 la cooperaci6n de
la National Research Development
Corp., la cual despu6s de pruebas
experimentales, confirm la factibi-
lidadl de a idea. Sc construy6 una
base de mais de 200 segments y se
la adhiri6 a los tanques por medio de
bandas de acero. Dos unidades de
abanico, con una potencia combinada
de 130 caballos de fuerza fueron
adlaptadas a plataformas de mano,
para suministrar aire a una presi6n
aproximada de 60 libras por pie cua-
drado. Ello permiti6 elevar unas 7
pulgadas sobre cl suelo a los tanqucs
de :30 pies de alto y luego, llevarlos
por medio de polcas, en fAciles eta-
(Contin a eno la pdgina 4-)

"~- r.

Victor Ulate, auxiliar de enfermeria del Cuarto de Tratamiento del Dispen-
sario del Hospital Gorgas, inspecciona el interior del oido de una paciente,
en busca de naterias extraias. Ulate, es oriundo de Alajuela y tiene 26 afios
de servicio al Canal de Panamai.

SIETE DEPORTES QUE QUEMAN CALORIES Tiempo: 15 min. 30 min. 45min. 60 min.
Diviertase mientras elimina el exceso de peso. Quemne calories Caminatas 78 cal. 156 cal. 234 cal. 312 cal.
practicando deportes en los que pueda participar today la familiar, Bolos 66 cal. 132 cal. 198 cal. 264 cal
desde cl adolescent con tendencia a engordar hasta cl padre
eneadcnado a su escritorio. Todos se beneficiarnr n quemando ca- Ping Pong 77 cal. 154 cal. 231 cal. 308 cal.
lorias, con una tarde de actividad, ya sea que alguilen unas Patinaje 62 cal. 124 cal. 186 cal. 248 cal,
bicieletas para una excursion, salgan a patinar o jueguen tennis
de mesa (ping pong). Este cuadro muestra site actividades y Bicicleta 123 cal. 246 cal. 369 cal. 492 cal.
las calorias que consume segiin el tiempo que se practiluen. Natacion 168 cal. 336 cal. 504 cal. 672 cal.
IPlanee n pasco deportivo esta semana; que sea el comienzo
de la costumbre de hacer ejereicio. FavorrcerAi la figure de todos. EsqUi i 149 cal. 298 cal. 447 cal. 596 cal.

Paigina 3


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Junio 21, 1968

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Alumnos de los quintos y sextos grades de la Escuela
Primaria de Paraiso, aparecen durante una sesi6n masiva
de entrenamiento de nataci6n en la Piscina de Paraiso,
donde se han iniciado las classes de nataci6n en el nivel
primario y que continuarin durante todo el afio escolar,

Parte de un Puente Pasara

Por el Canal en Estos Dias

Una gran secci6n del famoso
Puente de Londres deberA transitar
por el Canal de PanamA este fin de
El viejo puente, motive de muchas
leyendas, no se cay6, como dice una
de las muchas canciones que se le
compusieron. Fue desmantelado y
El comprador, un contratista de
Arizona que hizo la propuesta mas
alta por el puente, alrededor de
1 mill6n, lo estA enviando en sec-
ciones numeradas desde Londres a
Los Angeles, por la via del Canal
de PanamA. SerA vuelto a armar en
la ciudad de Lake Havosu, en Ari-
Las primeras 850 toneladas del
puente pasarAn por el Canal a bordo
del buque noruego Fossum, fletado
por Paal Wilson, de Oslo, Noruega, y
representado aqui por C. B. Fenton
& Co.
De acuerdo con Fenton, el puente,
de 10.000 toneladas y de 136 afos
de edad, esti siendo importado a los
Estados Unidos libre de impuestos,
debido a que la Aduana de Estados
Unidos lo clasific6 como "antigiiedad
grande". Este es el primero de unos
10 embarques, todos los cuales se
espera que sean enviados por el
Canal a bordo de naves de Paal
El Fossum y otras naves de su tipo

Al Club del Gal6n ..
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
en t&rninos clogiosos acerca de los
donantes con 1 gal6n o mais a su
Cada uno de los nuevos miembros
del club que estuvieron presents en
la ceremonia recibi6 un medall6n del
Club del Cal6n Gorgas-Coco Solo del
Banco de Sangre, de manos del Coro-
nel H. Haskell Ziperman, Director
de Salubridad del Canal.
Los nuevos miembros son: Juan
Benedi, de la Divisi6n de Termina-
les; Calvin J. Best, de la Divisi6n de
Terminales; Egdon J. Crawford, de
la Division de Esclusas; Arthur Fa-
reaux, de la Divisi6n de Terminales;
Melvin Husband, de la Divisi6n de
Terminales; Walter D. Johnston, de
la Division de Esclusas; Glen Lasher,
de la Divisi6n de Esclusas; Stephen
Lindo, de la Divisi6n de Terminales;
Alvin McFarlane, de la Divisi6n dce
Terminales; W. J. McLaughlin, Jr.,
de la Divisi6n de Esclusas; Ronald
Moore, del Hospital de Coco Solo;
George A. Perryman, de la Division
te Esclusas; Thom Gabriel, de la
Division de Ternninales; Francis W.
Werlein, de la Divisi6n de Esclusas;
Robert A. Yarde, de la Divisi6n de
Terminales; y Alvin P. Lim, de la
Division Industrial.

de lunes a viernes, de 4 a 5 p.m. A los estudiantes que
resident en Pedro Miguel se les proporciona transport
para que asistan a este program que dirige el Depar-
tamento de Educaci6n Fisica y Recreaci6n de las Escue-
las Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal.

Musica de Camara

El 3 de Julio en el

Teatro Presidente
El mi'rcoles 3 de julio, a las 8:45
p.m., en el Teatro Presidente de la
ciudad de PanamA, se presentarA el
conjunto de canmara italiano "Insieme
di Firenze" de fama international.
La presentaci6n de este famoso
conjunto de cAmara ha sido possible
mediante arreglos que han sido he-
chos por la Asociaci6n de Conciertos
de PanamA, que preside el notable
pianist panamefio Jaime Ingram.
El program estari basado en com-
posiciones de los grades maestros de
]a muisica universal, Haydn, Beetho-
ven, Rossini, C. Franck, Rimsky-
Korsakoff y R. Schumann.
El conjunto "Insieme di Firenze"
es dirigido por Franco Pezzullo y esta
integrado por Clara Saldicco, al
piano; Mario Ancilotti, a la flauta;
Federico de Sanctis, al oboe; Franco
Pezzullo, al clarinete; Alessandro
Masi, al fagot; y Pasqualino Rossi, al
corno francs.

El First National City Bank de
Nueva York abri6 recientemente una
nueva sucursal en la ciudad de Pa-
namd. El Banco viene funcionando
en Panamd desde hace 63 aiios.

son usados para carga general y para
cargas especiales, tales como lines
de ferrocarril, tuberias y material de
construcci6n, en sus viajes desde In-
glaterra a los Estados Unidos y la
costa oeste del CanadA. En el viaje
de regreso transportan trigo a granel,
madera y carga general.

Mejoraran Telfonos . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
nistro e instalaci6n de cables, la cons-
trucci6n del nuevo edificio de la cen-
tral telef6nica en la Avenida Roose-
velt, en Balboa, y el resto del equipo
sera incluido en otros tres contratos.
Todo el nuevo sistema deberA estar
listo para operar en noviembre de
Para entonces, se planea que la
mayoria de los tel6fonos de la Zona
del Canal tengan seis niimeros, mien-
tras que las llamadas entire oficinas
o dentro de la compafiia tengan cua-
tro nimeros.
La nueva central de Balboa sera
usada para aparear o encargarse de
las llamadas hacia o desde las otras
centrales de la Zona del Canal, de
la ciudad de PanamA, o de las Areas
militares. Los cables existentes y las
microondas serAn usadas en troncales
de comunicaci6n entire oficinas.
Con este contrato, la central tele-
f6nica de Balboa, situada actual-
mente en el Edificio de Administra-
ci6n de Balboa Heights, sera elimi-
nada y sus funciones trasladadas al
nuevo edificio que estari situado en
el Area de Balboa. De acuerdo con
un plan alterno del rontrato, tanto las
centrales de Balboa como la de Pedro
Miguel serin eliminadas y reempla-
zadas por la nueva central en el Area
de Balboa.

Un Nuevo Metodo...
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
pas, a lo largo de la ruta de 350
yards, a su lugar de destino.
"La operaci6n toda fue un ejem-
plo interesante del uso imaginative
del principio del 'hovercraft' (ve-
hiculos que revolotcan), en su apli-
caci6n a propOsitos puramente indus-

"Querida, ino creo que estes levantan-
do con las piernas?"

. .. .

mi f ..-" r

El pugil panameiio Antonio Amaya, apoderac
clasificado como sexto peso ligero que resic
junior del mundo en las clasificacio- tiene pro
nes del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, para el
se enfrentari manana por la noche al con el pi
filipino Ren6 Barrientos en un com- Jaguar K
bate pactado a 10 asaltos en Manila, los arreg
Filipinas. australia
El ganador de este encuentro se Sydney,
enfrentar, luego al campe6n mun- de julio.
dial de la division, Hiroshi Kobayashi,
del Jap6n, por el titulo de este iltimo
en el mes de agosto o septiembre en Sabia
Tokio. -..

Amaya venci6 a Barrientos por de-
cisi6n unanime el 22 de julio del afio
pasado cuando se midieron en el Es-
tadio Olimpico "Juan Dem6stenes
Arosemena" de la ciudad de PanamA.
El colonense, que tiene ahora como

W -. -
-... '- ,

El pr6ximo 12 de julio serA la inauguraci6n del torneo
intercolegial de f6tbol en el campo de juegos de Paraiso,
cuando se midan los oncenos de las escuelas secundarias

duados r
de Adi
de la orn
el aio fi

do a Ernest Burke, panamefio
de en Brooklyn, Nueva York,
)gramada ademAs, una pelea
15 de julio en Tokio, Jap6n,
primer ligero junior japonks
;akizawa, y so estAn hacienda
;los para un combat con el
no Johnny Famechon en
Australia, para fines del mes

Ud. que ..
cuatro panamefios no gra-
participaron en el Programa
estramiento Estudiantil, el
a de Educaci6n Cooperativa
ganizaci6n del Canal durante
fscal de 1967.

S I. ''',


de Rainbow City y Paraiso. El tomeo centre los dos plan-
teles prosigue el dia 19 y finalizara el 26 del mes de

PAgina 4


En Prevencion de Accidentes
El uso de tacticas que envuelvan amenazas y temores, en prevenci6n de
accidents, no dara nunca resultados positives. La gente no responded por
miedo. Un program de seguridad que este basado iunicamente en casos.
ilustraciones o an6cdotas que se refieran nada mAs que a lesiones y accidents,
estai condenado a fracasar.
Si los trabajadores usan los anteojos de seguridad nada mis que por el
temor a las particular que saltan; si secan los derrames de agua en los pisos
porque pueden resbalar y caerse; o se ajustan el cintur6n de seguridad cuando
viajan en un vehiculo automotor a fin de evitar lesionarse si Ilegan a tener
un accident, los resultados no seran duraderos y los esfuerzos vanos.
El motivo por el cual este m6todo no dara resultados positives y duraderos
es porque la mayoria de los series humans cuando se enfrentan al peligro y
tienen miedo, adoptan una actitud mental de defense llamada "mccanismo
contradictorio" lo que significa que aunque el peligro est6 present niegan
que puedan lesionarse, siempre cs el "otro" el que puede sufrir un accident
y lesionarse y no "yo".
Esta es una reacci6n normal y saludable y en ciertas circunstancias hasta
puede ser de gran valor. Le permit a la persona desarrollar el coraje necesario
para enfrentar valientemente cualquier situaci6n de peligro. Pero para los
encargados, supervisors o directors de seguridad esta actitud represent
un desafio y debera ser superada si se quiere prcvenir los accidents.
Muchas veces los directors o encargados de seguridad son vistos como
"padres". La naturaleza de su trabajo les lleva a obligar a los trabajadores
a usar el equipo protector y a obedecer las reglas de seguridad, en la misma
forma que los padres indican a sus hijos sobre la forma de comportarse v el
cuidado que tienen que toner con sus ropas. Pero los trabajadores se resienten
con este tratamiento y este resentimiento generalmente los lleva a disgustarse
y volverse descuidados, lo que en definitive result en mais accidents en
lugar de menos.
Una vez que se ha llegado a tener plena conciencia de esta situaci6n, el
hacer algo para remediarla result relativamente sencillo. En principio debera
de asociarse el program de seguridad con masculinidad, madurez y fuerza.
Se deberi insistir en que las personas importantes de la compaflia, tales
como ejecutivos, jefes de departamentos y representantes de sindicatos
desempefien un papel important en la prevenci6n de accidents. Estas
personas deberin tomar la iniciativa en el uso de equipo protector cuando
sea requerido, en la observancia de las reglas de seguridad y en la correcci6n
de condiciones inseguras.
Si los trabajadores mAs respetados ponen 6nfasis en lo important que es
la prevenci6n de accidents y el material de seguridad lleva mensajes
positives, es mais que seguro que la respuesta general al program de
seguridad sera favorable y los resultados seran, menos accidents.

Antonio Amaya Peleara Manana

Con el Filipino Rene Barrientos


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