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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: August 16, 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: VID00678
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 Museum

Vol. VII, No. 9 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, August 16, 1968

C.Z. Schoolbus

Service Outlined

All students eligible for free Pan-
.ama Canal schoolbus transportation
in the Canal Zone will be issued a
copy of the "Student Conduct and
Safety Regulations on Schoolbus"
form by their homeroom teachers on
the first day of school, August 27.
The regulations are designed to
protect the lives and safety of stu-
dents riding schoolbuses. Parents and
students should read the regulations
before signing and receiving the bus
Bus tickets will not be required on
the first two days of school, but after
that, the tickets must be presented to
the busdriver upon entering the
schoolbus. Schoolbus drivers are
allowed to stop only at authorized
bus shelters.
Bus Service
Free bus service will be provided
at the beginning of the morning
session and at the close of the after-
noon session for students and areas
listed below. Kindergarten service,
where listed, will be provided at the
beginning and closing of the appro-
priate half-day session:
Kindergarten children residing in
Ancon, Balboa Heights, Balboa, La
Boca, Diablo Heights, Los Rios-
Corozal P.C., Quarantine Station,
Camboa, Old Cristobal, Catun, Mar-
garita, the area of France Field and
Coco Solo.
Pupils of grades 1-6 residing in
San Juan Place and the Old Corral
area outside the Ancon school district,
Cavilan area, Amador Road, Empire
Street, La Boca, Williamson Place,
Goethals Boulevard in Gamboa, Old
Cristobal, the Panama Canal area of

Lt. H. Richards

Will Command

Balboa Police
Lt. Howard C. Richards, Jr., who
has been Assistant District Police
Commander in Balboa since 1962,
has been selected for promotion to
Captain and District Commander in
Balboa, effective August 28.
He succeeds Capt. Caddis Wall,
who was named Chief of the Canal
Zone Police Division upon the retire-
ment of Chief E. S. Shipley. Lieu-
tenant Richards will continue to serve
as Acting District Commander for 12
more days, until effective date of his
He is a native of New Hampshire
and arrived on the Isthmus in 1939
as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, with
duty station at the former Army post
of Camp Paraiso. He joined the Canal
organization as a locks watchman at
Pedro Miguel Locks in 1941 when
security forces were increased because
of the European war.
Later the same year he joined the
Canal Zone Police and was promoted
to police sergeant in 1949. From
1949 to 1961, when he was promoted
to police lieutenant, he was stationed
in Cristobal. As a roving lieutenant in
the Police Division, he relieved as
assistant district police commander in
Balboa and Cristobal, and also has
acted as inspector at police head-
quarters in the Civil Affairs Building,
For the past 6 years as Assistant
District Police Commander in Balboa,
he has regularly relieved as District
Police Commander in Balboa.

France Field, 6th Street in Margarita,
and grades 5 and 6 from Gatun to
Pupils of grades 7-9 residing in
Ancon (including Sosa Place, San
Juan Place, and the Old Corral area),
Balboa, Balboa Heights, Diablo
Heights, La Boca, Los Rios-Corozal
P.C., Camboa, Gatun, Margarita, Old
Cristobal, Coco Solo and the area of
France Field.
Pupils of grades 10-12 residing in
Ancon (including Sosa Place, San
Juan Place, and the Old Corral area),
Williamson Place, Empire Street,
Amador Road, Gavilan area includ-
ing Plank Street, Diablo Heights, La
Boca, Los Rios-Corozal P.C., Gam-
boa, Gatun, Margarita, Old Cristobal,
Coco Solo, and the area of France
Noon schoolbus service on a pay-
basis will be made available again
this year by the Panama Canal Motor
Transportation Division. Parents may
obtain this noon schoolbus service by
purchasing a ticket from the cashier
at the Motor Transportation Division
offices in Ancon or Cristobal during
regular work hours.
Paid noon schoolbus service will be
available only in the areas where free
Panama Canal Motor Transportation
morning and afternoon schoolbus
service is offered and only if a suffi-
cient number of requests are received
to warrant the service.
Cristobal Junior-Senior High School
and Curundu Junior High School will
have closed lunch periods, so no noon
bus service will be needed by these
students. Balboa High School's lunch
period, until the completion of the
cafeteria now under construction
there, will be from 11:20 to 12:15
p.m. All elementary school children
will go to lunch from 12:00 noon to
1:15 p.m.
All secondary schools' day class
schedules begin at 7:45 a.m. and go
to 2:15 p.m. with the optional seventh
period ending at 3:15 p.m. The ele-
mentary school day is from 8:15 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m.

There will be no hotel accommo-
dations available in New Orleans from
September 6 through 12, while the
American Legion National Conven-
tion is being held in that city, accord-
ing to word received from the Chief
of the Water Transportation Division.


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The big day for Panama Canal construction workers and gaily dressed, entering Pedro Miguel Locks from Culebra
their families was August 15, 1914, when the SS "Ancon" Cut on its way to the Pacific. Crowds cheered the ship
made the first official transit. This photo shows the vessel, along the way.

54 Years Ago

Canal Triumph Realized

With Transit of SS Ancon

The victory of man over Nature
in Panama did not rate the front pages
that day. Another war, one of des-
truction, broken out barely two weeks
earlier on the other side of the world,
took the headlines away from the
epic achievement.
But to thousands of men on the
Isthmus-an army of workers from
many nations and of many trades-it
was the day of their lives.
The land already had been divided
after 10 years of toil. Now the world
was to be united by the passage of
a ship through the cyclopean ditch
carved out of the backbone of a con-
tinent to merge the oceans.
That ship was the SS Ancon, itself
part of the huge array of machines
that had made this day possible.
A bright new coat of paint was its
holiday attire, after years of drudgery
as a cement carrier during the con-
struction period. Now, on August 15,
1914, the Ancon, gaily dressed with
flags and streamers, took aboard the
highest dignitaries'on the Isthmus for
the historic voyage.
The Ancon's trip was to mark the
opening of the Panama Canal. To be
sure, a few vessels already had gone

through the newly completed canal,
but these had been test transits with-
out any official trappings.
The Ancon was to be the first ship
to make the crossing from deep water
to deep water. And so, when it left
its berth in Cristobal, it headed first
for the end of the Colon breakwater
before pointing its bow towards the

Mighty cheers and a blast of sirens
signaled the start of the milestone
trip at 7:08 a.m.-an accompaniment
that was to last throughout the 9
hours and 40 minutes it would take
the Ancon to dock at Balboa after
touching deep water in the Bay of
The cheers came from the thou-
(Continued on p. 4)

Priscilla FilOs Recital

Is Scheduled at JWB

Priscilla Fil6s, distinguished Pan-
amanian pianist, will be heard in a
recital at the Jewish Welfare Board
Armed Forces Service Center, Balboa,
September 5 in the first program to
be given under the auspices of the
newly organized Music Society of
Panama. Her program will open at
8:15 p.m.
Miss Fil6s played at the Balboa
Theater last November as soloist with
the Panama National Symphony con-
ducted by Maestro Eduardo Char-
pentier, Jr. She has played in Panama

I Calendar for School Year 1968-69

Schools Open (For Teachers)
Classes Begin
Labor Day Holiday
End of First Elementary Marking Period
End of Mid-Semester (Secondary and College)
Panama independence Day Holiday (November 3)
Veterans Day Holiday--__.- ----
End of Second Elementary Marking Period -
Thanksgiving Holidays .. -
Christmas Holidays
End of Third Elementary Marking Period
End of Semester (Secondary and College)
End of Fourth Elementary Marking Period
Washington's Birthday Holiday (February 22)
End of Mid-Semester (Secondary and College)
Easter Holidays
End of Fifth Elementary Marking Period ___
Commencement-High Schools .-----.
Last Day of School __

Elementary Schools
August 23, 1968 (Fri.)
August 27, 1968 (Tues.)
September 2, 1968 (Mon.)
October 4, 1968 (Fri.)
November 4, 1968 (Mon.)
November 11, 1968 (Mon.)
November 15, 1968 (Fri.)
November 28, 1968 (Thurs.)
through December 1, 1968 (Sun.)
December 21, 1968 (Sat.)
through January 1, 1969 (Wed.)
January 10, 1969 (Fri.)
February 20, 1969 (Thurs.)
February 21, 1969 (Fri.)
March 29, 1969 (Sat.)
through April 6, 1969 (Sun.)
April 11, 1969 (Fri.)

May 22, 1969 (Thurs.)

Schools and College
August 23, 1968 (Fri.)
August 27, 1968 (Tues.)
September 2, 1968 (Mon.)
October 26, 1968 (Sat.)
November 4, 1968 (Mon.)
November 11, 1968 (Mon.)
November 28, 1968 (Thurs.)
through December 1, 1968 (Sun.)
December 21, 1968 (Sat.)
through January 1, 1969 (Wed.)
January 11, 1969 (Sat.)
February 21, 1969 (Fri.)
March 15, 1969 (Sat.)
March 29, 1969 (Sat.)
through Aprin 6, 1969 (Sun.)
May 20, 1969 (Tues.)
May 21, 1969 (Wed.)
May 22, 1969 (Thurs.)

End of Sixth Elementary Marking Period: End of Semester (Secondary and College); Report Cards Issued.

several times as soloist with the Pan-
ama National Symphony and has been
heard in piano recitals in Panama as
well as Baltimore, Paris, and Mexico.
For her September 5 recital at the
Jewish Welfare Board, Miss Fil6s has
selected a program which includes
the following works: Air and Varia-
tions by Handel, Gavotte Variee by
Rameau, Sonata Opus 120 by Schu-
bert, Sonatina Ritmica by Panamanian
composer Roque Cordero, ad Car-
nival by Schumann.
After Miss Fil6s' recital, three other
music programs are scheduled by the
(Continued on p. 4)

Musical entertainment on the SS
Cristobal will highlight the two col-
lege specials sailing northbound from
Cristobal August 22 and September 2.
The Conjunto Mouyncs will play
for the August 22 sailing and the
Nacho Molino Group will be fea-
tured on the September 2 sailing.
Parents of young people aboard
the ship are advised their children
are expected to conduct themselves
in a manner to allow all passengers
a safe and pleasant trip. Passengers
and responsible parents can be held
liable for any property damage
resulting from misbehavior aboard


August 16, 1968

An unlimited Panama Canal Pilot's license is presented to Sinchez of New Mexico, and Capt. Andrew Stohrer,
Capt. Ward Pearce, Jr., by Capt. A. L. Gallin, USN, Balboa Port Captain. The new pilot is a native of Bur-
Chief of the Navigation Division. Captain Pearce, joined bank, Calif., and a graduate of the California Maritime
the Canal organization as a pilot-in-training in Novem- Academy. Before coming to the Canal he served with the
ber 1966. With him are his wife, the former Miss Ester Military Sea Transport Service.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
August 17, 1968

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:20 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-P. J. (A)
Tues., 7:30 p.m. (CZUFFF)-Camelot
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Chubasco (AY)
Fri., 6:15, 8:20 p.m.-Warlock
(AY-excellent, C-mature.)

Sat.-Battle Beneath The Earth (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 (T-120 mins.)-
300 Spartans (AY)
Sun.-Mon.-Point Blank (A)
Tues.-Alfie (A)
Wed.-The Best Of Everything (A)
Thurs.-The Devil's Hairpin (AY)
Fri.-Many Rivers To Cross (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Secret
Partner (AY)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Speedway (AY)
Sun.-Spy In The Green Hat (AY)
Tues.-The Best Of Everything (A)
Wed.-Point Blank (A)
Fri.-The Devil's Hairpin (AY)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Planet Of The Apes (AY)
Mon.-Surrender Hell! (A)
Tues.-Forever Amber (A)
Wed.-Thurs.-Helicopter Spies (AYC)
Fri. (CZUFFF)-Camelot (AY)

Sat.-Garden Of Evil (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-86
mins.)-Men Of The Fighting Lady
Sun.-Mon.-Operation Kid Brother (AY)
Tues.-For A Few Dollars More (A)
Wed.-Night People (AYC)
Thurs.-Who's Been Sleeping In My
Bed (A)
Fri.-Speedway (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Murder
She Said (AYC)

Army Asks Return

Of Audiovisual

Gear for Inventory

A joint inventory is presently
being held at the Central Audiovisual
Support Center STATCOM Signal
Service Unit STATCOM-SO, Build-
ing 505 Corozal.
All persons or units who have any
U.S. Army audiovisual equipment are
requested to return the items to
CAVSC, Building 505, Corozal or to
the Atlantic Film Exchange, Build-
ing 402, Fort Gulick between 7:30
a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 20.
After the inventory is completed,
the equipment will be returned to the
hand receipt holders.

"Why so unhappy?"
"Just finished writing."
"Book have a sad ending?"
"Yeah. The last check I wrote
cleaned me out."

"Congratulate me, Boss. I'm a
"So what? Your old man's a father
too, but nobody congratulates him."

Sat.-Sullivan's Empire (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-91
mins.)-Hold On (AY)
Sun.-Valley Of The Dolls (A)
Tues.-Battle Beneath The Earth (AY)
Thurs.-For A Few Dollars More (A)
Fri.-Night People (AYC)

Special Matinees

(R), AYC or as Listed ***A

Saturday, August 17, 1968

10:00 a.m.
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn-Tony
Randall, Patty McCormack: America's
beloved classic of life on the old Mis-
sissippi. (Color.) T-113 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Beau Geste-Guy Stockwell, Douglas Mc-
Clure: The heat of hatred fans the flames
of vengeance in this scorching desert
adventure. (Color.) T-112 mins.

6:15 p.m.
At War With The Army-Dean Martin,
Jerry Lewis: A riotous tale of Army life
laugh-packed from start to finish. (SIT.)
T-98 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The Big Circus-Victor Mature, Red But-
tons: The glamour of circus thrills, with
romance under the "Big Top" and a
daring stunt over Niagara Falls. (Color.)
T-115 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Destination Gobi-Richard Widmark, Don
Taylor: Technicolor adventure thriller
laid in the wilds of the Gobi desert.
(SIT) T-95 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Arrow In The Dust-Sterling Hayden,
Coleen Gray: A drama of a wagon
train under attack by Indians. (Color.)
T-86 mins.
All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept 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.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it are
made available to all interested news
media for whatever use they may wish
to make of them and may be reprinted
without official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.
Distributed free to all Panama Canal
employees. Subscription cost for others
(including mailing) $2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPIILLWAY Sb-
scriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Calendar of

12-31-Exhibit of books, "The World of
Paperbacks," at the Panamanian-North
American Association.
19-25-Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf" is back on the Isth-
mian stage, presented by the Teatro
Experimental de Panama, in Spanish.
Performances at 8:30 p.m. at the Tea-
tro Nacional. Tickets, $2 and $1 may
be obtained by calling Panama 23-2495,
23-7639, or 22-0978.
23-The Canal Zone United Fund Film
Festival "Camelot" at Coco Solo
Theater tonight.
22-25-"Star Spangled Girl," a delight-
ful comedy in three acts by Neil Simon,
at the Cristobal Little Theater.
24-30-Registration at the new Dorothy
Chase Studio of Dance, building 0910,
Amador Road, August 24 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. August
26 to 30. Classes are for beginners from
age 4, intermediate and advanced ballet.
tap, toe, tumbling, and modem jazz.
Tumbling for boys and a special modem
jazz class for young men will be offered
for the first time.

Suggestions Can Pay

You Big Dividends

Did a particular job you performed
today require too many motions?
Could you devise a better way to do
it? Did you see a waste of time and
The answers to these questions
could mean money in your pocket-if
you put them down on paper and
submit them as formal suggestions.
Within the past year, the Panama
Canal Incentive Awards Committee,
consisting of the Comptroller and
bureau directors appointed by the
Governor to administer the program,
received 716 suggestions submitted
by Canal employees. Adopted were
155 for which some $4,650 was
awarded to the employees whose
ideas will save the Canal organization
an estimated $33,358 per year.
All employees are eligible to
propose suggestions. This includes
supervisors, student assistants, part-
time employees and W.A.E.'s. Sug-
gestions may be presented also jointly
by more than one person with the
employees sharing in the awards if
the ideas are adopted.
A suggestion may simplify work,
save material and time or abolish
needless duplication, thereby reduc-
ing operational costs, one of the
major objectives of the program. Cost
cutting, however, is not the only basis
for a sound suggestion. For example,
it may eliminate a potential safety
hazard, improve working conditions
or enhance the morale of the Panama
Canal team.
The procedure for submitting sug-
gestions is very simple. It requires
the filling out of a Suggestion Form
which is available at the Suggestion
Box in front of the Balboa Heights
Post Office, from the Incentive
Awards Program secretary (Room

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:05-The Christophers
1:15-The Answer
1:45-Sunday Playhouse:
"The Angel And The
3:25-Houston Champions
International Golf
5:10-Melody Ranch
7:05-Kraft Music Hall
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
9:00-Americans at Work
9:15-Hill 943 (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.)
"The Big Noise"
5:30-The Big Picture
6:30-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Danny Thomas Show
7:30--Happening '68
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Operation Entertainment
(Last Show)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05--Armchair Theater:
"The Unseen"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Mike Douglas Show
4: 00-Afternoon
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"The Big Noise"
5:30-Land the Landing Force
(Navy Film) (Special)
6:30-On Campus
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowanand Martin's Laugh-In
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Files of Jeffrey Jones
5:00 SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"The Ilig Ntoisr"
5:30-NET "Anmcrir anii IBini

6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Bell Telephone Hour"
10:00-Peter Gun
10:25-Focus on Today
10:45-Dennis Day

4:15-Dennis Day Show (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"The Big Noise"
6:30-Bob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8,05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:20-Canal Zone Calendar
9:25-Armchair Theater:
"The Iig Noise"
10:40- Focus on Today
I 1:00-"Coronado 9"

(:15-"Andy Griffith"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"The Big Noise"
5:30-Flying Fisherman
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Jonathan Winters Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Summer Storm"
10:50-Focus on Today
11:10--"My Little Margie"

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:40-Pentagon Forum (lRpeat)
5:10-The American Sportsman
6:00-Weekend '68
6:25-Movie Marqurc
6:30-Satlurda I'lalhouse:
"The''l (Clas Ke'v"
8:00-SCN News
8:05 he (,v Caiils ofI (1 8 (Special)
9:001 Canal .Zone Calendar
):, 05 llIave toi, Will Travel
9 )30 A'nd l Foirtes Digest
'1:- I, lhllywood Talent Scouts
IOI:I Focloi, on Today
10:50) -L"Tigr Mvie:
"'Tiger Bay"

104, Administration Building) and at
Division offices.
On the form, the employee de-
scribes the circumstances prompting
his suggestion and gives his ideas,
how it can be used and what it will
Among recent top award winning
suggestions is one by Edward T.
Mulroy, an Atlantic side employee
of the Dredging Division who is
today $600 richer for suggesting re-
designed lighted dan buoys for the
Dredging Division. His suggestion
represents an estimated $10,400
annual saving for the Canal.
James S. DeFrees, Atlantic side
Locks Division, was awarded $345
for three suggestions improving
towing locomotives. His suggestions
will generate a saving of $6,000 to
the Canal organization annually.
Edward F. Cirulli's suggestion to
replace obsolete furnaces at the In-
dustrial Division merited him a $250
incentive award. Savings to the Canal
will amount to about $4,200 yearly.
An incentive award of $185 re-
cently went to Robert L. Ridge of
the Terminals Division. Ridge, who
has several suggestions to his credlit,
this time suggested methods by
which the number of simultaneous
operations during bunker "C" tanker
discharges can be increased. The im-
plementation of his idea will save
some $3,200 a year for the Canal.
A suggestion producing a $2,500
annual saving in the printing of the
Panama Canal Review resulted in a
$150 incentive award to John M.
Purvis, Jr., of the Printing Plant.
John C. Bing's suggestion that the
Printing Plant order larger sheets of
stock to get more cuts earned him
an incentive award of $150, also.
Savings on the suggestion are esti-
mated at some $2,500 per year for
the Canal.
Policeman Joseph T. Grills, Jr.,
suggested an improved method of
maintaining current the "Wanted Per-
sons" list of the Police Division. His
suggestion was sent to the Incentive
Awards Committee by his Division
Chief who thought it warranted re-
cognition by that committee. Grills
received a $60 incentive award.
These are examples of adopted
suggestions which merited monetary
awards of considerable sums. Many
times, however, it is the little things
that count. Ideas involving small
tangible or intangible benefits to the
organization also are most welcome.
The minimum cash award is $15 for
a suggestion worth at least $50 to
the Government. Panama Comp-
troller, Philip L. Steers, Jr., Chairman
of the Incentive Awards Committee,
says "There is no improvement saving
which is too large or too small to be

Drop by drop by drop, the hardest
rock is finally cut.
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Wars would stop if all the evil
were confined to one side.


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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American Red Cross relief packages containing diapers Cross Youth chairman; Gay Michel, Jo Ellen Crull, and
and baby bottles for victims of the recent volcano erup- Rhonda Barnes, representing the Red Cross Youth; and
tion in Costa Rica are loaded for shipping. This was a Mrs. Maxine Logan, administrative assistant of the Canal
Red Cross Youth Project of the Canal Zone Chapter of Zone Chapter of the American Red Cross.
the American Red Cross. From left, Roger Michel, Red
C zlHstlKep

A few weeks ago I sent queries
to 50 leading personalities on what
their definition of love was, and the
replies just came in. If they don't
precisely fit the various classical
definitions, their extreme variance
makes them at least repeatable. Here
are a few, with names of the definers:
Robert Goulash-"Love? Why love
is . the love of my voice. I adore
my voice. My voice adores me. Every-
body worships my voice, not to men-
tion me. My fans even carry my
records around with them, like disc-
shaped swagger sticks. Therefore,
I believe love should be humble."
Andy Grits-"Love is like a bucket
of hog-livers. Or fresh turnip greens.
Or better, a moonlit night when
you're setting' on top of a haystack
with yore gal, thumpin' popcorns at
the moon while she keeps the horse-
flies out of the bowl with her cowboy
boot. Therefore, ah thank love should
be sophisticated."
Ann Landirge-"Oh, love is a lot
of things. But mostly, it's the little
things-like a circulation of over a
million. Thus, I think love should be
Sophie Tuckered-"Are you kiddin',
honey? The last time' a man men-
tioned love to me I slammed the
grand piano lid on his neck and
minor-chorded 64 bars of You Go
to My Head right through his. Love
should be blunt."
And then there's Zaggy Berry, of
local Windsor fame-"No problem
defining love, daddy. Love is like
. when you've got the audience
right in your own groove, all their
cool juices worked up to the pure,
double-clutching E-flat chevre-level,
and then Bat the Sax hits one of them
scoo-babbuh-de-doo-wap 64th-note
runs and completely snaps their
minds. Therefore, I believe love
should be like Ludwigged-out Bee-
thoven with just a touch of Bajan."
Now all of these definitions would
be fine for someone seeking restraint,
but I hoped for a more profound, all-
encompassing phrase bearing the

Corozal Hospital Keeps

In Step With Progress

Keeping step with progressive
mental health programs in the United
States, night therapy has been added
this past year to the services available
at Corozal Hospital.
A thoroughly modern concept in
psychiatric service, night therapy has
been made available for those who
feel they need help during the
evening or night hours although they
are able to function normally during
the day and fulfill most of their
individual responsibilities.
In this category are the problem-
drinkers, who can work during the
day, the adolescent who can perform
in school but who needs extra control
in the evening and various others.
The treatment program, added to
the therapeutic services as a pilot
study, was first used to test out the
response of those persons outside the
hospital whose cooperation would be
essential to the program.
According to Dr. Renata Schaeffer
de Arboleda, Director of Corozal
Hospital, the program has been well
received and has had the full



Betty J. Farrell
Edwin C. McIlvaine
Evelyn R. Reynolds
Margaret F. Wiggen
Edwin P. Wills
Stanley M. Watts
Peter Bolton
Alejandro R. Brown
Fernando Bushell
George K. Fox
Lawrence Alonso Hurley
Cecil H. Taylor

"With inflation what it is, I thought
I'd better put a nickle instead
of a penny behind the fuse."

cooperation of work supervisors,
unit commanders, and schoolteachers.
These people accept back or con-
tinue on the job or in school, persons
who are getting help with night
hospital treatment.
No papers are necessary, since the
patient has total responsibility for
himself throughout the working day.
He also need not fulfill any steps for
voluntary or involuntary commitment
which are necessary for full inpatient
The treatment begins with a com-
plete physical examination and rou-
tine laboratory work. It continues
with group psychotherapy in the
evening, family therapy, during
which members of the patient's
family are advised of the problems
facing the patient, and in the case
of alcoholics, introduction to Alco-
holic Anonymous.
Regular job or class attendance is
being stressed during the day and
social service visits and conferences
with work supervisors on the job are
provided whenever necessary.
In the case of adolescents, (there
are no patients under the age of 14)
the treatment is primarily the rein-
forcement of appropriate parental
authority and provision of a type of
productive living situation when
parental control is failing at home.
Many of the adolescents admitted are
involved in drug use. Alcohol has not
been a problem among the adolescent
population treated at Corozal.
In addition, family therapy for the
parents of the adolescent is provided
and close liaison is made with the
Department of Special Education in
providing the young people with
continued constructive, educational
Day treatment, including group
therapy has been in effect since 1965
and has been successful in offering
intensive treatment and a chance at
social rehabilitation, living at home
and returning home at night after
treatment, thus testing daily new
modes of adjustment in the familiar
environment and preventing isolation
from home and friends.
Day hospital care has also made it
possible during the past year to dis-
charge eight patients who were hos-
pitalized for decades, to live outside
and return for daily industrial therapy.
Five more were reemployed with the
Canal organization.
These new treatment modalities
serve to enhance the individual's need
for creativity and usefulness for
individual autonomy and acceptance
of responsibility to himself and the
Canal Zone community, despite and
throughout a personal crisis situation.

"Star Spangled

Girl" To Open

In Cristobal
"Star Spangled Girl," a three-act
comedy by Neil Simon, has been
chosen by the Cristobal Little Theatre
for its next presentation.
"Star Spangled Girl" will open
August 22 at the Little Theatre Play-
house at France Field and will con-
tinue for four nights through August
25. Edward Campbell, who directed
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" is
the director.
Three persons are in the cast: Tom
Sherman, who played the young
professor in "Who's Afraid of Vir-
ginia Woolf;" Roger Erb, a new-
comer to the Canal Zone who has
an excellent theatrical background,
and Gloria LaLaidier.

Last Week's Visitors
Summit Gardens ------- 3,142
Gatun Locks ----------- 729
Summit Gardens ___ -- 125
Mount Hope Purification
Plant ___90
Plant --------- 90
Las Cruces,
partial transits, 8 ._-- __ 690
Tucarinca ___---- 3
Grand total _-.---- 4,779

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stamp of universality. Famed guitarist
Billy Lloyd provided it: "Love . .
ah, love. Why love, my dear boy, is
the feeling you feel when you feel
you're about to feel a feeling you
never felt before!"

Anybody who continues to put
"C.Z." on his envelopes' return-
address instead of "Canal Zone" may
someday share laurels with Mary
O'Donnell who, on writing to Maine
for a driver's license renewal, put the
usual Gamboa, C.Z., as her literary
homing device. She finally got the
license-by way of Czechoslovakia.
So check your addresses, don't
Czech them. The Czechs have got
enough troubles these days without
checking to see if all their mail
checks out as Czech. Besides, if the
letter is canceled, then you'd have
a . (all right, all right, it's driving
me crazy too).
Since we're in the midst of so much
theatah these days, I must tell you a
story about the late John Barrymore,
about whom no one can lie; he did
everything in an epic way. One after-
noon at the exclusive Friars' Club in
New York, Barrymore was standing
at the bar next to a stranger.
After he had bought this chap a
couple of drinks, he turned to him
and said, "You know, there's one
thing in my life I've always wanted
to do and missed it."
"I can't imagine what that would
be, Mr. Barrymore," said the stranger.
"This," cackled Barrymore with
glee, and with his cane he reached
across the bar and whipped off about
50 delicate crystals in one Elizabethan
sword-slash to smithereens.
Whereupon the then president of
the Friars, George Burns, came over
and said, "John, I'm sorry, but that's
it. Here's your suspension," and
handed him same. Barrymore, equal
to any occasion, took the paper,
slowly tore it into many little pieces
and let them flutter to the floor.
"The broom," he called to the bar-
tender. Armed with this, he then
carefully swept the pieces-and him-
self-all the way out the door.
A year later, when his suspension
was up, Barrymore was again stand-
ing at the Friars bar-this time next
to Burgess Meredith. "I hear you got
thrown out for a year, John," Mere-
dith commented.
"Yes," Barrymore replied, "this is
my first day back."
"What did you get suspended
for?" Meredith asked.
"This," Barrymore said, and did a
crystalline encore with the cane. (He
never got back into the club after
that. But who would need to?)
0 0
There is a pixieish young lady,
highly shy of publicity, who is going
north soon to study at Our Lady of
the Lake in San Antonio. She asks
to remain unidentified, and of course
we shall honor her request. However,
I would like to say to Mr. Anonym-
ous out there, the one always asking
about student assistants: the Beatles
wrote a song for her. Perhaps you
sing? Play the fiddle? Comb and wax
paper. ?

Bless you, little children-keep
writing, or printing-and never forget
I Aristotle's great admonition on leader-
ship: you can lead a caballo to water,
but he will not eat a freno.
('Send your items to "It's No
Secret," Box M, Balbom Heights,

Vanessa Redgrave as the beautiful Guenevere in the Canal Zone United Fund
Film Festival's "Camelot" arrives to wed King Arthur. Her arranged marriage,
deprived of a romantic courtship, disturbs her. But soon King Arthur charms
his Queen with the song of "Camelot" and love takes its rightful place in
Their marriage. Camelot will be shown at the Balboa Theater August 20;
Paraiso, August 21; Rainbow City, August 22; and Coco Solo, August 23.



August 16, 1968



In 16 States

Primary elections scheduled during
September in 16 States will complete
the primaries which give U.S. voters
an opportunity to express their politi-
cal party preferences before the gen-
eral elections on November 5, 1968.
Primaries in September are sched-
uled as follows:
September 3:
Iowa, North Dakota, and Nevada.
September 10:
Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Min-
nesota, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island, Utah, Vermont, Wiscon-
sin, and Virgin Islands.
September 11:
September 17:
Massachusetts, Washington.
Applications for Absentee Ballot
may be obtained by U.S. employees
of the Panama Canal at the Office of
the Deputy Personnel Director (Staff),
Room 243-A, Administration Build-
ing, Balboa Heights; telephone,
2-2625. Applications for the Absentee
Ballots will be mailed on request.
The Voting Information Pamphlet
is available to all U.S.-citizen em-
ployees of the Canal organization in
the offices of all Bureaus, Divisions,
and independent units.

Colonel Parfitt

To Be Honored

At Summit Club
The Summit Golf and Country
Club will hold a "Lieutenant Gov-
ernor Parfitt Farewell" golf tourna-
ment September 7, of the Mexican
best-ball variety.
Tee off times will be between 7
and 10 a.m. Those wishing to par-
ticipate must call the club and arrange
for a tee time. Entry fee is $10 per
There will be four players per
team, one of whom must be a woman.
Prizes will be for gross scores only.

Sweet Adelines

To Meet Aug. 21
The Crossroads Chapter of the
Sweet Adelines will hold the monthly
board meeting Wednesday, August
21 at 8 p.m. at quarters 251-A in
Coco Solo. All chapter members are
welcome to attend.

If you refuse old age, plan for the

Sorrow creates the sad. Under-
standing helps.

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Dynamite explosions to blast the backbone of the con- finally merged the oceans. This scene was photographed
tinent were among the many hazards braved by the army in January 1912, from Contractors Hill.
of construction workers of many nationalities whose toil


Man s Lonquest ol

the oceans linked by a man-made
But all their dedication would have
been for naught had it not been sup-
ported by a nation willing to accept
the staggering odds. Setbacks, con-
troversy, cost-nothing stood in the
purpose of the United States to build
a canal in Panama.
This unprecedented victory of
human effort had been achieved by
the United States and the thousands
of its people who braved the rigors
of a hostile Nature in Panama.
They had loyal allies in the titanic
struggle. In the first place the Pan-
amanians, whose contribution of the
very heart of their homeland was a
unique sacrifice "pro mundi bene-
Then, among the racial groups
that made up the Panama Canal con-
struction army, West Indians could
claim the longest contribution of

(Continued from p. 1)
sands of men who had helped move
the mountains to open the passage
between the oceans that had been
the quest of centuries. Now, at last,
it was a reality for all to see. There
were the North Americans, who had
provided the engineering genius and
the financial strength, and the West
Indians, the Europeans and the
Spanish Americans, who had pro-
vided the brawn. All had toiled
shoulder to shoulder in the unpre-
cedented undertaking.
Proudest of all were the North
Americans-and deservedly so.
They had taken up the challenge
after the gallant but failure-ridden
French attempt. Undaunted by the
colossal obstacles in their path-
disease, unfriendly elements, isola-
tion, and the hazards of highly dan-
gerous work-they had persevered
until pestilence had been driven out,
mountains cut, rivers tamed . and

Pen Women

Art Show To

Open at Tivoli
The National League of American
Pen Women is sponsoring a three-
man show featuring the work of
artist members Gail Ball, Marie Stahl,
and Leslie High at the Little Gallery
in the Tivoli Guest House. The
formal opening of the three-man show
will be Sunday, August 18, from 4
to 6 p.m.
This art show, which features
mixed media, will remain open for
three weeks, through September 7.

I' Nature

mosquito that had to be vanquished
in order to assure the success of the
canal building struggle. And when
the digging was tackled in earnest,
West Indians again were in the front
lines providing the sinews that made
machinery move.
Their dead in the line of duty
numbered into the hundreds. To-
gether with the Europeans, mostly
from Spain, Italy and France, and
the Spanish Americans, principally
from Costa Rica, Colombia and, of
course, Panama, they were what one
writer called "the unknown dead of
the Panama struggle."
But the dangers and the tragedies
of 10 years were forgotten on that
day of triumph in 1914 when the
Ancon steamed from the Atlantic to
the Pacific through the deep ditch
traversing what but a decade before
had been lush jungle and massive

muscle to the herculean labors of Through Gatun Locks, across man-
progress that had been achieved in made Gatun Lake into the awe-
the steaming jungles of Panama inspiring Caillard Cut, through Pedro
during the past century. Miguel Locks, across Miraflores Lake,
First it had been the Panama Rail- through Miraflores Locks and on
road. Seven thousand West Indians along the channel past the three
had toiled 4o' years to help lay the guardian islands at the Pacific en-
two ribbons of steel linking the trance-the Ancon went on, answering
Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Isth- salute for salute along the way.
mus. Less than a generation later, it It was just after 5 o'clock in the
had been the French attempt to dig afternoon when the Ancon berthed
the canal. At the peak of that spec- in Balboa.
tacular but ill-starred effort nearly "The work of years, the dream of
18,000 West Indians-most of them hundreds, and the site of the failure
from Jamaica-comprised the bulk of several attempts to cut through the
of the working force. backbone of the Western Hemi-
But it was during the mighty effort sphere, is now, to all appearances
under the United States that the finished," said the Star & Herald of
largest number of West Indians immi- August 16, 1914, in its account of
grated into the Isthmus. Thirty-one the Ancon's crossing.
thousand of them came during the The story was on page 4, under
1904-1914 construction period from the 3-column headline: "PANAMA
every island-Fortune, Barbados, CANAL OFFICIALLY OPENED
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, TO WORLD COMMERCE-SS
Trinidad, Curacao, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Ancon makes trip from ocean to
St. Vincent, Grenada, and British ocean with nearly 300 passengers,
Guiana. including diplomats of many nations."
They were in the front lines in the r r p r
The entire front page of The Star
battle against the disease-carrying & Herald was devoted to dispatch
_& Herald was devoted to dispatches
-about the war. "GERMAN AD-
rSCla I s screamed the banner headline. In the
(Continued from p. 1) United States and other countries,
Music Society of Panama. A guitar World \Var I news displaced the
recital by Manuel L6pez Ramos will story that man, at last, had conquered
be given October 3; jazz program, Nature to achieve his passage to the
George Duke trio, November 7 and Indies.
recital by Pietro Menci, baritone, Hlalfway around the world, men

S December 5.
4 Admission to the concerts will be
Son season ticket basis only. Each
season ticket is $10 and entitles the
-- member to the four recitals to be
held at the JWB Center. Season
Promotion of Lt. Col. Walter J. Slazak to the rank of full Colonel came ticket applications may be made by
within a week after his arrival in the Canal Zone to assume his new duties telephoning Balboa 1972, or at Gran
as executive officer in the Panama Canal Engineering and Construction prison on J Street and Fourth of
Director's Office. He is warmly congratulated by his wife Vivian while o n n J Street an Fourth of
Gov. W. P. Leber pins on one of his colonel's eagles. July Avenue, Panama City.

were killing each other that day. In
Panama, other men rejoiced in their
feat of progress. As the Star & I lerald
put it: "The towering banks on either
side (of Gaillard Cut) held a weird
fascination and as one sent his glance
aloft to the tops of the high hills on
each side, the insignificance of man
(lid not seem to be so marked after

Theatre Guild

Will Present

Original Play
The premiere of an original play,
"Utopia Limited," by Jim Osbourne
of Panama City is to be presented as a
Theatre Guild workshop experimental
theater production on September 5,
6, and 7 at the Ancon Playhouse. The
author is also the director of the play,
described as "a thinking man's
"Utopia Limited" is being offered
as a bonus for the Theatre Guild
members. The public will be admitted
free to acquaint non-members with
the work of the Theatre Guild.
Jim Osbourne, who arrived on the
Isthmus early this year, was a mem-
ber of the cast of "Only An Orphan
Girl," the melodrama recently pre-
sented by the Theatre Guild.

Physical Exams

Slated at CHS

For Griders
The scheduled Physical Examina-
tions for participation in football at
Cristobal High School is as follows:
Tuesday, August 20-
8:00-10:30-Names A through D
1:00- 2:30-Names E through H
Wednesday, August 21-
8:00-10:30-Names I through S
1:00- 2:30-Names T through Z
Tuesday, September 4-
Physical for all late arrivals
All Cristobal High School football
candidates are required to take a
tetanus booster shot and properly
fill out, a parental approved form.
Candidates must present this form to
the examining physician.

Orientation day for all new students
who plan to attend the Cristobal
Junior-Senior Iigh School will be
held Friday, August 23 in the Cris-
tobal Junior-Senior High School
The program will start at 9 a.m.

Panama Recital

To Feature 2

French Artists
Sister musicians, Ivete and Roseline
Piveteau of Paris, France, will be
heard in a recital of sonatas for piano
and violin in the Bella Vista Salon
of Hotel Panama on Wednesday,
August 21, under the sponsorship of
the Embassy of France in Panama and
the Franco-Panamanian Association
of Arts and Sciences. Concert time is
9 p.n.
Ivete Piveteau is the violinist and
Roseline Piveteau, pianist, in the
sister duo. Their program will be as
follows: Eighth Sonate, Beethoven;
First Sonate, Gabriel Faure; Sonate
of Claude Debussy and Tzigane,
Maurice Ravel.
Reservations may be made by
sending a self-addressed envelope to
the Embassy of France, together with
Name, address, telephone number and
the number of tickets desired. Tele-
phone reservations may be made by
Calling the Cultural Affairs Office of
the French IEmbassy, telephone:
Panama 22-9444.
Tickets can be sent through the
Imails, or may be picked up on
August 21 between 8 a.m. and 12
noon and from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Hotel Panama.
The price of tickets for this recital
is 83, with a special price of 82 for
students and inembers of the Arts and
Sciences Association.

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Vol. VII, No. 9 Mds de 50 Afios at Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 16 de Agosto de 1968

Hace 54 Aftos



La victoria del hombre sobre la
Naturaleza en PanamA no mereci6
las primeras plans ese dia. Otra gue-
rra-una de destrucci6n-declarada
hacia escasas dos semanas allende el
mar, arrebat6 los titulares a la 6pica
Pero para miles de hombres en el
Istmo-un ej6rcito de trabajadores de
muchas naciones y de muchos ofi-
cios-ese era el dia de sus vidas.
La tierra ya habia sido cortada des-
pues de 10 afos de sudor. Ahora el
mundo habria de ser unido por la
travesia de un barco a trav6s de la
cicl6pea zanja en el espinazo del
continent que habia reunido a los
Ese barco era el vapor Ancdn, que
habia formado parte del arsenal de
mquinas para la lucha.
Una nueva mano de pintura era su
atuendo de fiesta, despu6s de afios
de faena como transportador de ce-
mento durante el period de la cons-
trucci6n. Ahora, el 15 de agosto de
1914, el Ancdn, vistosamente ador-
nado con banderines y cintas, recibia
a bordo a los principles dignatarios
en el Lstmo para el hist6rico viaje.
La travesia del "Anc6n" habria
de marcar la apertura del Canal de
PanamA. Cierto era que algunas
naves ya habian cruzado la via
reci6n abierta, pero en trinsitos de
prueba sin nada de arandelas ofi-
El Anc6n habria de ser el primer
buque en hacer la travesia desde mar
afuera hasta mar afuera. Y asi, cuando
sali6 de su atracadero en Crist6bal,
puso rumbo hacia el extreme del
rompeolas de Col6n antes de enfilar
la proa hacia el Canal.
Entre ensordecedores vitores y pi-
tazos de sirenas se inici6 el memo-
rable viaje a las 7:08 a.m.-un acom-
pafiamiento que duraria las 9 horas
y 40 minutes que tomaria el Ancdn
hasta atracar en Balboa despu6s de
tocar aguas hondas en la Bahia de
Los vitores venian de los miles de
hombres que habian ayudado a
mover las montafias para abrir la ruta

entire los oc6anos buscada durante
largos siglos. Ahora, por fin, era una
realidad a la vista de todos. Estaban
los norteamericanos, que habian dado
el genio tecnico y el poderio finan-
ciero, y los antillanos, los europeos y
los hispano-americanos, que habian
dado la fuerza. Todos habian traba-
jado, hombro a hombro, en la empre-
sa sin precedentes.
De todos, los mAs orgullosos eran
los norteamericanos-y con just
Habian recogido el guante despues
del intr6pido pero fallido intent
frances. Sin sobrecogerse ante los
colosales obstAculos en su camino-
enfennedades, elements hostiles, ais-
lamiento, los riesgos de un trabajo
altamente peligroso-habian perseve-
rado hasta acabar con la pestilencia,
cercenar las montafias, dominar los
rios . y unir los oc6anos a trav6s
de una ruta hecha por el hombre.
Pero. toda su dedicaci6n habria
sido en vano de no haber contado
con el respaldo de una naci6n dis-
puesta a acometer la abrumadora
tarea. Reveses, controversial, costo-
nada se interpuso al empefio de los
Estados Unidos por construir un
canal en PanamA.
Esta singular victoria del esfuerzo
human habia sido lograda por los
Estados Unidos y los miles de sus
hijos que se enfrentaron a los rigores
de una bravia Naturaleza en PanamA.
Habian tenido leales aliados en la
titAnica empresa. En primer termino
los panamefios, cuyo aporte de las
mismas entraiias de su patria fue su-
blime sacrificio "pro mundi bene-
Entre los grupos raciales que cons-
tituyeron el ejercito de trabajo del
Canal de PanamA, los antillanos po-
dian reclamar para si el aporte mAs
sostenido de mfsculo a los hercfleos
trabajos de progress que se habian
logrado en las espesas selvas de Pana-
mi durante el siglo anterior.
Primero habia sido el Ferrocarril
de PanamA. Siete mil antillanos
habian trabajado 41 afios para ayu-
dar a tender las dos cintas de acero

Todo Empleado del Canal

Puede Hacer Sugerencias

Al realizar hoy un trabajo en par-
ticular ENecesito hacer demasiados
movimientos? Puede usted idear una
mejor manera de hacerlo? ,Ha notado
usted perdidas de tiempo o de dinero?
Las contestaciones a estas pregun-
tas podrian significar dinero en su
bolsillo si las describe en un papel y
las present como sugerencias.
El ano pasado, el Comit6 de Pre-
mios de Estimulo del Canal de Pana-
mA; integrado por el Contralor y los
Directores nombrados por el Gober-
nador para que administren el pro-
grama, recibi6 716 sugerencias de
empleados del Canal. Se adoptaron
155 y se otorg6 un total de $4.650 a
los empleados cuyas ideas ahorrarin
a la empresa del Canal alrededor de
$33.358 anuales.
Todos los empleados pueden hacer
sugerencias. Esto include a los jefes,
ayudantes estudiantiles, empleados de
tiempo parcial y empleados provisio-
nales. Tambi6n se pueden hacer su-
gerencias en conjunto o sea que dos
o mas empleados pueden hacer una
sugerencia en conjunto y si esta es
adoptada comparten el premio.
Una sugerencia puede simplificar
el trabajo, ahorrar material y tiempo
o abolir duplicaciones innecesarias,

reducicndo asi costs de operaciones,
uno de los principles objetivos del
program. El corte de gastos, sin em-
bargo, no es solamente la base para
hacer una buena sugerencia. Por
ejemplo, puede eliminar un riesgo
de seguridad potential, mejorar las
condiciones de trabajo o elevar la
moral del personal del Canal de
El procedimiento para hacer una
sugerencia es muy simple. Hay que
llenar un Formulario de Sugerencia
que se puede conseguir en la Caja
de Sugerencias que estA en frente de
la Oficina de Correos de Balboa
Heights, con la secretariat del Pro-
grama de Premios por Estimulo
(cuarto 104, Edificio de Administra-
ci6n) y en las oficinas de las Divi-
En el formulario, el empleado des-
cribe las circunstancias que inspiran
su sugerencia y da sus ideas, c6mo se
podrAn usar y qu6 se lograrA.
Una de las ultimas sugerencias que
ganaron los mayores premios fue la
presentada por Edward T. Mulroy,
empleado de la Divisi6n de Dragas
en el Atlantico, quien recibi6 $000
par sugerir el cambio del disefo de
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que unieron las costas del AtlAn-
tico y el Pacifico del Istmo. Menos
de una generaci6n despu6s, se pro-
dujo el esfuerzo frances para exca-
var el canal. En el apogeo de ese
spectacular pero desafortunado
intent, casi 18.000 antillanos-la
mayoria procedentes de Jamaica-
componian el grueso de la fuerza
de trabajo.
Pero fue durante el gigantesco es-
fuerzo bajo los Estados Unidos
que emigr6 al Istmo el mayor nmimero

de antillanos. Treinta y un mil vinie-
ron durante el period de construc-
ci6n de 1904 a 1914 de todas las
islas-Fortuna, Barbados, Guadalupe,
Martinica, Jamaica, Trinidad, Cura-
zao, San Kitts, Santa Lucia, San Vi-
cente, Granada y Guayana BritAnica.
Estuvieron en la vanguardia en la
lucha contra el mosquito transmisor
de enfermedades que tenia que ser
vencido antes de asegurarse el exito
de la lucha para construir el canal.
Y cuando se acometi6 la excavaci6n


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en serio, los antillanos estuvieron de
nuevo en la vanguardia, proporcio-
nando la fuerza para hacer andar las
Cientos de ellos murieron en el
cumplimiento del deber. Junto con
los europeos, la mayoria de Espafia,
Italia y Francia; y los hispano-ameri-
canos, principalmente de Costa Rica,
Colombia y, desde luego, PanamA,
fueron lo que un escritor llam6 "los
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El vapor "Anc6n", de la Compaiia del Ferrocarril de la secci6n central del Corte Gaillard, entire el Cerro de
PanamA, que hiciera la travesia inaugural por el Canal Oro y el Cerro del Contratista, mientras en el fondo se
de PanamA el 15 de agosto de 1914, aparece pasando por alcanza a ver una draga en plena operaci6n.

Lo Sentimos Mucho...
Pero no habrA cupo en los
hotels de Nueva Orleans del 6
de septiembre al 12 del mismo
mes, debido a que la Conven-
ci6n Nacional de la Legi6n Ame-
ricana se celebrarn en esa ciudad.
Tal cosa se desprende de comu-
nicaci6n recibida de parte del
Jefe de la Divisi6n de Transporte

Los del Ever-Ready

Ofreceran el Dia 4

Una Noche de Cine
Una gran noche de entretenimien-
to filmico tendrA lugar el mi6rcoles 4
de septiembre, a las 7 de la noche,
en el Teatro de Rainbow City.
Las peliculas que seran pasadas
esa noche son dos de las mejores del
cine estadounidense: "Los Invasores
Vikingos" (The Long Ships) y "Once
a la Medianoche" (Oceans Eleven).
La primera es con Sidney Poitier y la
segunda con Sammy Davis, Jr. y
Frank Sinatra.
El Club Social y Cultural "Ever-
Ready" de Rainbow City patrocinarA
esta actividad destinada a reunir
fondos para sostener diversas organi-
zacioncs que trabajan en beneficio

de la comunidad.

Priscilla Fil6s DarA un

Concierto en el JWB

Priscilla Fil6s, distinguida pianist
panamefia, sera escuchada en un reci-
tal en el Centro de Servicios JWB,
de Balboa, el 5 de septiembre, en el
primer program que seri presentado
bajo los auspicios de la recientemente
organizada Sociedad de Misica de
Panama. Su program comenzara a
las 8:15 p.m.
La Srta. Fil6s toc6 en el Teatro
de Balboa, el pasado noviembre,
como solista de la Sinf6nica Nacional
de PanamA, bajo la direcci6n del
Maestro Eduardo Charpentier, Jr. Ha
tocado en PanamA en diferentes oca-
siones como solista de la Sinf6nica
Nacional y se la ha escuchado en
Panama en various recitales de piano,
lo mismo que en Baltimore, Paris y
Para su recital del 5 de septiembre
en el JWB, la Srta. Fil6s ha escogido
un program que incluye las siguien-
tes obras: Aire y Variaciones, de
Handel; Variaciones de Gavota, de
Rameau; Sonata, Opus 120, de
Schubert; Sonatina Ritmica, del com-
positor panamefio Roque Cordero, y
Carnaval, de Schumann.
Casi inmediatamente despues de
este recital, la Srta. Fil6s partirA para
los Estados Unidos, para seguir sus
studios gracias a una beca de dos
afios de la Organizaci6n de Estados
Americanos. Hara studios avanza-
dos en la Universidad de Indiana con

el fin de obtener su Doctorado en
Literature de la Misica y en Peda-
gogia del Piano.
La Sociedad de Mfsica de PanamA
se form bajo la direcci6n de Pietro
Menci, distinguido baritone ameri-
cano que ensefia en el Conservatorio
de Mfisica de San Francisco. Los dig-
natarios locales son: la Srta. Argelis
Law, president; Sra. Consuelo Sil-
vera de Shaw, vicepresidenta, y la
Srta. Margarita Linares, secretaria. La
Srta. Law y la Srta. Linares, tocan el
violin y el violoncelo, respectivamen-
te, en la Sinf6nica de PanamA. La
Sra. de Shaw es reconocida arqui-
tecto y amante de la musica.
Despues del recital de la Srta.
Fil6s, la Sociedad de MAsica de Pa-
namA plane tres programs musica-
les mas. Un recital de guitarra por
Manuel Lopez Ramos, el 3 de octu-
bre; un program de jazz, por el trio
de George Duke, el 7 de noviembre,
y un recital por el baritone Pietro
Menci, el 5 de diciembre.
La admisi6n a los conciertos es-
tara restringida a s6lo los socios. La
cuota es de $10 y da derecho al
miembro a los cuatro recitals que
tendran lugar en el Centro JWB.
Las solicitudes de admisi6n pueden
hacerse llamando por tel6fono a Bal-
boa 1972, o al Almacen Gran Morri-
son, en la csquina de Calle J y Ave-
nida 4 de Julio, ciudad de Panami.

* '*


Agosto 16, 1968





El Show de Dean Martin
-Mi Amigo el Mago
Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
Alma de Acero
Show del Mediodia
Tarde de Toros
-Los Invencibles
El Zorro
-Golazo Royal
El Gran Chaparral
Misi6n Imposible
-Premiere de Gala

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
l:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-Abnegaci6n de una Madre
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
fi:00-Chucho el Roto
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Los Invasores
9:00-FBI en Acci6n
10:30-SurfSide 6


Carnaval de Cartones
Randall el Justiciero
Buggs Bunny
Show de la Una
Intriga en Hawaii
La Novela del Dos
Abnegaci6n de una Madre
Pasion Gitana
Chucho el Roto
El Joven Centenario
La Tremenda Corte
Comandos del Desierto
SurfSide 6

1 1:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-Abnegaci6n de una Madre
4:00- Lawman
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-Sueio con Jeannic
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd por la l)efensa
9:30-Reto al Mal
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-Abnegaci6n de una Madre
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
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-SurfSide 6


Carnaval de Cartones
Randall el Justiciero
Buggs Bunny
Show de la Una
Intriga en Hawaii
La Novela del Dos
Abnegaci6n de una Madre
-Pasi6n Gitana
Chucho el Roto
-La Novicia Voladora
El Cafl Squirt
Los Gorilas de Garrison
-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
SurfSide G

10.00 -Carnaval de Cartones
11:3)0-Perfiles de Valor
11:30--EI Pvijaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chillados
1.0(0-De Muer a Mujer
2:00--Reprise de Abnegacidn de una
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Cowboy en Africa
8:00-El Mundo EstAi Loco
9:00-Viaie a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine S:ibado



P Gt

A .,




15-22-Se celebrara la Semana del
Folklore Internacional, en donde
se rendira un homenaje de reco-
noeimiento a todos los acordeonis-
tas panameios.
17-Ultima presentacibn de "La Be-
lla Durmiente", obra infantil del
Theatre Guild, en el Teatro de
Ancon. HabrA mating a las 2 de la
tarde y funciBn nocturna a las 7
de la noche.
18-25-Congreso Eucaristico en Bo-
gotA. PresidirA el Congreso Su San-
tidad el Papa Paulo VI.
19-23-Semana del Libro en las Es-
cuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona
del Canal. El martes 20 a las 2:30
de la tarde, se celebrarA una mesa
redonda en la Biblioteca de Paraiso,
con la asistencia de padres de fami-
lia, profesores y bibliotecarias. El
tema central sera: "La Biblioteca
en mi Comunidad".
19-25-E1 19 sera la Gran Premiere
de Gala de la obra de Edward
Albee: dQui6n le Tcme a Virginia
Woolf? en el Teatro Nacional de
PanamA a las 8:30 de la noche.
Esta obra esta a cargo del Teatro
Experimental de PanamA. Los bo-
letos cuestan $2 y $1 y se pue-
den obtener llamando a Panama
23-2495, 23-7639 y 22-0978.
21-Ultimo dia para recibir solicitu-
des para becas del American Field
Service (AFS). Se puede pedir mbs
informes y solicitudes en los si-
guientes lugares: Asociaci6n Pana-
meiio-Norteamnericana, USIS de
C6lon y David, Escuela Normal
Juan )em6stenes Arosemena de
Santiago de Veraguas y en el Co-
legio Jose Daniel Crespo de
21-Se presentarb "Camelot" en el
Teatro de Paraiso. Esta pelicula es
la primera seleccionada por el Co-
mite del Festival del Cine del Fon-
do Unido de la Zona del Canal.
Precios de entrada: $1 y 50 cen-
tavos para los menores de 12 afios.
23-Examen de ingl6s para los Can-
didatos a Becas del American Field
24-A las 10:00 a.m. habra funci6n
de titeres para nifios en la Aso-
ciaci6n Panamefio-Norteamericana.
Los artists proceden del Centro
Colombo-Americano de BogotA.

Hubert Agard trabaja como pintor en
el Distrito de Balboa de la Divisi6n
de Mantenimiento de la empresa del
Canal de Panamn. Lleva 35 arios de
servicio como pintor, oficio que
aprendi6 con su padre Elliot James
Agard, quien tambidn sirvi6 al Canal
en esa misma posici6n. Sus compafie-
ros de trabajo le Ilaman el hombre
iniscelaneo porque hace de todo con
la pintura: retoca, pinta y combine
colors. Ha recibido certificados de
20 y 30 aios de Servicio y un certifi-
cado de trabajo bien ejecutado du-
rante la II Guerra Mundial. Agard
naci6 en Panama el 11 de abril de
1914. Asisti6 a la escuela primaria
en La Boca. En sus afios mozos fue
jugador de f6tbol en La Boca y le-
vantador de pesas, deported este 6lti-
mo donde tuvo muchos discipulos.
Sus pasatiempos favorites son ver te-
levisi6n. oir su tocadisco de alta fide-
lidad, tocar su guitarra hawaiana y a
veces bailar un poco. Es casado con
la Sra. Dorothy de Agard con quien
reside en casa propia en Rio Abajo.
Tienen seis hijos: Ricardo, Irene y
Delia, casados; y Hubert y Nestor,
graduados de mecAnicos en el Rodol-
fo Diesel; y Federico que estudia
electr6nica en el Rodolfo Diesel.

Habra Concursos en Escuelas

L.A. Durante Semana del Libro

Las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de
la Zona del Canal tendrnn concursos
interns de lectura, ortografia, redac-
ci6n y declamaci6n durante la cele-
braci6n de la Semana del Libro del
19 al 23 de agosto.
El concurso de deelamaci6n serA
intercolegial, una vez hayan compe-
tido y se hayan escogido los repre-
sentantes de cada nivcl. Este se rea-
lizarA en el Auditorio de la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City a las
7:30 de la noche del 23 de agosto.
El concurso interno de lecture se
llevarli a cabo en la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso el 21 de agosto y su
organiz'aci6n estA a cargo del Profe-
sor F6lix G6mez. El 20 de agosto se
har{ el concurso de redacci6n en la
Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso bajo
la direcci6n de la Profesora Ida de
Scharlett con la cooperaci6n de la
Profesora Beatriz de Broussard y el
Profesor Luiz Diez Castillo.
La Profesora Soledad de Epifanio
es la organizadora en todos los nive-
les de la Escuela Secundaria de Pa-
raiso del Concurso de Ortografia, que
se realizara el 19 de agosto.
Por uiltimo el concurso de decla-

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ml. 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 Ia Oficina de Informacidn
La information que se( descare publicar
en cl SPIILLWAY dcbe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
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del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
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de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) S2.60 al aiio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

naci6n, que tcndra nivcl intercole-
gial, lo dirigiir en Paraiso la Profe-
sora Laura de Perez, coordinadora
general de la Semana del Libro en
El 23 de agosto a las 8:15 de la
maiana se hair la entrega de pre-
mios a los ganadores de los distintos
concursos de Paraiso en el gimnasio
del plantel.
La Biblioteca de Paraiso, como
todos los afios, entregara dos pre-
mios correspondientes a los dos estu-
diantes y dos profesores que hayan
side los mais asiduos lectores de la
biblioteca. La entregaa la har la Sra.
Ana Botello de Forcro, bibliotecaria
de Palaiso.

y respuestas


Si soy arrestado por opera un ve-
liiculo estando embriagado y rehu-
so someterme a una prueba qui-
mica para determinar el contenido
alcohdlico de mi sangre, 5Perdere
mi licencia si posteriormente soy
absuelto en la corte?-Si, la Sec-
ci6n 1714 (c), Titulo 6, del C6-
digo de la Zona del Canal, provee
que la licencia, o el privilegio de
mancjar de tn no resident, sera
suspendido si rehusa someterse a
una prueba quimica. La suspen-
si6n est't basada en la negative a
someterse a la prueba y no en la
icPuede un vehiculo ser conducido
demasiado despacio?-Un vehiculo
a motor no debert ser conducido
tan despacio que impida el normal
y razonable movimiento del trli-
fico, except cuando ello sea nece-
sario para el manejo seguroo para
cumplir con la ley.

En Su Pantalla
The Three Musketeers (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 16i CERRADO Guns Of Wyoming (AYC) The Law And Jake Wade (AY)
The Three Musketeers (AYC) y Take The High Ground (AYC) y
Sibado 17- Guns Of Wyoming (AYC) CERIADO The Lone Star (AY(C)
The Bible (AYC) Sand Pebbles (AY)
Domingo 18 Entrada: 450 y 300 Tony Rome A) tEntrada: 45' v 30(
The Bible (AYC) Vicki (A) y Sand Pebbles (AY)
Lunes 19-- ntradai: 45 y 300 Magnificent Gladiatol (AYC) Entrada: 450 y 30_
Vicki (A) s
Martes 20_ Magnifiicnt Gladiator (AYC) Garden Of Evil (AY) Divorce American Style (A)
Fre'tialt del Cine del Fondao Unido
FIiE.MIEHe iDevils Of Darkness (A) y
Miercoles 21 Camelot (AY) Steret Partner (AY) lHider On A Dead Horse (A) 81 ienLores de 12: 50
Festival del dCine del Frl'ando Unidoi
Juevc.s ',.2 (rden Of Evil (AY)CERtADO Camelot (AY)
lEntr.ada: SI v menores d( 12: 50(
l Hold On (AY(C) 10:00 p.m.
Vicrnes 23. CEIHtADO Your Chetin' heart (Y) Marco Polo The Magnificent (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

Gente en la Noticia

PFgina 2




9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Granjero Ultimo Modelo
12:00--Ventana del Mundo
1:00-Los Cucos
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
6:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:00 E Santo
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo
12:00--Mdsica y Bisas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
41:00-El Millonario
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaneas Sociales
5:30-Pliginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30- et Smart
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos llumanos
10:30-Los Defensores

12:00--Misica y Risas
1:30 La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine IIogar
3:30-Los Investigadores
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30--Pginas 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
1 0:30-Los Defensores

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
3:30-Aventuras en el Paraiso
4:30-Clasilicados TV
5:)00Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaneas Sociales
5:30-PAiginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conllictos Humanos
9:30-Los Fabulosos 20
10:30-Los Defensores
11 30-Noticias

12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La flora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
3:30-El Congresista
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaneas Sociales
5:30 P;iginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9.:30-Jim West
10) 30-Los )efensores

12:00--M.sica y Iisas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-El Honorable Cascarrabias
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaneas Sociales
5:30-Paiginas de la Vida
(i:45-Primera Plana
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos lumanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30- La Hlora Cero
r *
I 1100 Camino de la' Vrdad
I 1 :30 Colorin Colonro
12:30-leroes de IHogan
1:30-La Mujer Opina
200 l.a MNuj.r y su Mundo
2 1 5 Reprise de Corin Tellado
5:15-Riev6lvcr a la Orden
5:45- )aniel Aoone

7:30 S;ibads de Orange Crush
8.00 (A Peticidn Suya
830 11 erdidos en I Ilspacio
11:00 Ma\rtinez llhanco


Agosto 16, 1968

Paigina 3


Dan Servicio de Avanzada

En el Hospital de Corozal

De acuerdo con los programs mis
avanzados de salubridad en los Esta-
dos Unidos, la terapia nocturna ha
sido agregada desde el afio pasado a
los servicios que se prestan en el Hos-
pital de Corozal.
Concepto sumamente modern en
el servicio de psiquiatria, la terapia
nocturna se ofrece a quiencs necesi-
ten ayuda durante la noche, a pesar
de que puedan actuar normalmente
durante el dia y desempeiiar la ma-
yoria de sus responsabilidades indi-
En esta categoria se encuentran los
bebedores-problema, que pueden tra-
bajar durante el dia; los adolescents,
que pueden desempelarse en la es-
cuela, pero necesitan control extra
durante la noche, y various otros.
El program de tratamiento, aia-
dido a los servicios terapduticos como
studio piloto, fue primero para pro-
bar la reacci6n de las personas de
fuera del hospital cuya cooperaci6n
seria esencial para el program.
De acuerdo con la Dra. Renata
Schaeffer de Arboleda, Directora del
Hospital de Corozal, el program ha
sido bien recibido y ha contado con
la complete cooperaci6n de los super-
visores de trabajo, comandantes de
unidades militares y maestros de es-
cuela que han vuelto a aceptar o per-
mitido que continuen en el trabajo o
en la escuela las personas que reciben
ayuda con el tratamiento nocturno en
el hospital.
No hay necesidad de Ilenar pape-
les, ya que el paciente es totalmente
responsible de si mismo durante el
dia de trabajo. Tampoco necesita dar
paso alguno para su internaci6n vo-
luntaria o involuntaria, necesaria para
los que son tratados como pacientes
El tratamiento comienza con un
examen fisico complete y trabajo ru-
tinario de laboratorio. Continda con
psicoterapia de grupo por la noche y
terapia familiar, durante la cual los
miembros de la familiar del paciente
son aconsejados sobre los problems
a que se enfrenta el paciente, y en el
caso de los alcoh6licos, la introduc-
ci6n a la sociedad Alcoh6licos An6-
Se hace hincapi6 en la asistencia al
trabajo o a classes durante el dia, y
el servicio social visit y se entrevista
con los supervisors de trabajo siem-
pre que ello es necesario.
En el caso de los adolescents, (no
hay pacientes de menos de 14 afios),
el tratamiento es principalmente el
refuerzo de una autoridad paternal
apropiada y el suministro de una si-
tuaci6n productive de vida, cuando
el control paternal fall en el hogar.
Muchos de los adolescents admiti-
dos estAn relacionados con el uso de
drogas. El alcohol no ha sido proble-
ma entire los adolescents tratados en

Comedia de Neil Simon

Ofrecerin en Crist6bal

"Star Spangled Girl", comedia en
tres actos de Neil Simon, ha sido
escogida por el Pequefio Teatro de
Crist6bal como su pr6xima presenta-
"Star Spangled Girl" sera estrenada
el 22 de agosto en el Pequefio Tea-
tro de Crist6bal, situado en France
Field y seguira presentandose cuatro
notches seguidas, hasta el 25 de agos-
to. Edward Campbell, que dirigi6
"Qui6n le Teme a Virginia Woolf"
serA el director.
El elenco estA compuesto s6lo de
tries personas: Tom Sherman, que in-
terpret6 al joven professor en "Quien
le Teme a Virginia Woolf"; Roger
Erb, reci6n Ilegado a la Zona del
Canal y quien posee gran experiencia
teatral, y Gloria LaLaidier.

El program de desarrollo de las
Naciones Unidas ha aceptado sumi-
nistrar al Peri $1.100.000 para que
Ileve a caho un program de 4 aios
de f(nmento de la ganaderia en las
regions de la sierra y de la sel-
va, cuyo cost total se calcula en

Ademis, se proporciona terapia fa-
miliar para los padres del adolescent
y existe un estrecho contact con el
Departamento de Educaci6n Espe-
cial para proporcionar a los j6venes
programs continues, constructivos y
El tratamiento diurno, incluso la
terapia de grupo, ha estado en vigor
desde 1965 y ha tenido 6xito en pro-
porcionar tratamiento intensive y una
oportunidad de rehabilitaci6n social,
pues a los pacientes se les permit
vivir en su casa y regresar a ella por
la noche, despu6s del tratamiento,
probando asi, diariamente, las nuevas
tendencies del ajuste en el ambiente
familiar y evitando el aislamiento del
hogar y las amistades.
La atenci6n diaria en el hospital ha
hecho possible que durante el aio pa-
sado se diera de alta a ocho pacientes
que habian estado hospitalizados du-
rante d6cadas, los cuales han podido
vivir fuera y regresar diariamente
para recibir terapia industrial. Cinco
mAs fueron vueltos a emplear con la
empresa del Canal.
Esta modalidad nueva de trata-
miento sirve para realzar la necesi-
dad del individuo de poder crear y
ser Atil, para la autonomia del indi-
viduo y su aceptaci6n de las respon-
sabilidades para consigo mismo y
para con la comunidad, a pesar de
su situaci6n de crisis personal.

El Ejercito Solicita

Le DevuelvanEquipo

Audiovisual Prestado

Un inventario conjunto esta siendo
Ilevado a cabo actualmente en el Cen-
tro de Ayuda Audio-Visual STAT-
COM, de la Unidad del Servicio de
Sefiales STATCOM-SO, Edificio 505
en Corozal.
Todas las personas o unidades que
poseen equipo audiovisual del Ej6r-
cito de Estados Unidos deberAn de-
volver esos articulos a CAVSC, Edi-
ficio 505 en Corozal, o al Atlantic
Film Exchange, Edificio 402 en Fuer-
te Gulick, entire las 7:30 a.m. y las
4 p.m., el martes, 20 de agosto.
Despu6s que termine el inventario,
el equipo ser6 devuelto a las personas
a las cuales se les prest6.



Esclusas de Miraflores __
Esclusas de Gat6n -----.
Jardines de Summit --.--
Planta de Purificaci6n de
Mount Hope .-__--_-

Las Cruces
8 viajes___
Gran Total_



_ 690


La obligacion de maneiar

con seguridad

* Cuando usted est6 al volante es imperative que se concentre en el manejo.
Est6 al tanto de lo que puedan hacer otros conductors. Es lo que se llama ma-
nejo defensive.
* Su obligaci6n es ajustarse a los limits de velocidad sefialados, a no pasar en
cuestas o en curvas que le obstruyan la visibilidad y a mantener una distancia
convenient del vehiculo que va delante.
* La cortesia y el sentido comin son las mejores cualidades de un buen con-
ductor. La descortesia, falta de cuidado y testarudez resultan en accidents. De
usted depend manejar con seguridad.

USTED Practica el Manejo Defensivo:

1. Si acepta su responsabilidad hacia
otros y procede con cortesia y
seguridad al transitar por las
calls y carreteras.
2. Si mantiene su vehiculo en buen
estado de funcionamiento y
seguridad mediante el mante-
nimiento preventive, inspec-
ciones frecuentes y lubricacio-
nes regulars.
3. Si mantiene su mente despejada,
libre de problems y preocupa-
ciones, cuando pisa el acele-
4. Si conoce las leyes de transito
vigentes y las sigue siempre.
Nunca se olvida de dar las se-
fales que corresponden-y se
cerciora de que los otros con-
ductores las comprenden bien.
5. Si usa el sentido comiin y ajusta
la velocidad a sus condiciones
fisicas o a las del tiempo y el
6. Si se prepare para lo imprevisto
de parte de peatones, animals
u objetos en movimiento.
7. Si observa una distancia de segu-
ridad entire el vehiculo que lo

precede y el que lo sigue.
Sigue al vehiculo que va ade-
lante a una distancia segura
-siempre listo para parar el
vehiculo s6bitamente. Usa el
espejo retrovisor frecuente-
mente para star al tanto del
trAnsito por detris y a su alre-
dedor, lo mismo que por
8. Si esti dispuesto a ceder el paso,
en vez de insistir en ir primero.
Observa los vehiculos estacio-
nados que pudieran entrar en
su carril. Se coloca con bas-
tante anticipaci6n en el carril
que correspond para virar o
salir de la carretera. Hace la
sefial de parar con bastante
9. Si rehusa manejar por sentirse
mareado, enfermo, nervioso o
muy perturbado.
10. Si puede mantener el control de
su vehiculo. Es decir, si se
da cuenta del movimiento del
transit por delante y puede
controlar el vehiculo cuales-
quiera que scan las condicio-

Parece que vamos a estar aqui para
rato dindoles la lata. Y como las malas
noticias es mejor darlas de una vez,
comencemos con ellas, aunque mal
paguen (nos referimos a las noticias
malas): los Carnavales este afio no
comenzarAn sino hasta el 15 de febre-
ro. eQue eso esta cerquita? QuB va.
Faltan nada menos que 183 dias.
0 0 a
Y ahora que estamos con las in-
formaciones precisas, les pasaremos
el dato de que no hace muchos dias
vimos a Reyes Colbourne a todo ex-
plicar el funcionamiento de las mA-
quilas de Contabilidad a various ayu-
dantes estudiantiles (representantes
del bello sexo incluidos). Jamas te
habiamos visto mAs serio, Reyes.

Willy Ravaneau, nueva adici6n de
la Secci6n de Consolidaciones y Re-
portes al mando de Charlie Belden,
hacienda una magnifica labor, como
excelente empleado y amigo, mien-
tras que Manassa Garrick lo reem-
plaza como eficiente jefe de la Sec-
ci6n de MAquinas NCR. . Nos
decia un amigo, quien evidentemente
es demasiado precavido, que a 61 no
lo cogen ni amarrado bafiAndose en
una playa, rio o piscina. Y afiade
que si a 61 algin dia se lo va a comer
un lagarto, le tendrA que salir por la
regadera del bafio.
a o *
Y, cambiando el disco, pasamos a
felicitar muy sinceramente al dind-
mico y talentoso Bruce Quinn por su
nueva presentaci6n que se escenific6
con gran 6xito en el Auditorium de
la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa. Se
trata de la aclamada "WEST SIDE
STORY", obra con la cual Quinn
reafirma ante el pdblico sus indiscu-
tibles dotes de gran realizador. Sus
cuatro producciones anteriores, que
han sido verdaderos alardes de dis-
ciplina y madurez artistic, han pro-
ducido el envidiable record de

Un corresponsal (por Ilamarlo de
alguna manera), nos describe hacienda
un profuso anAlisis de nuestra colum-
na anterior. Por cierto que no us6
calificativos muy alentadores, para
terminar dici6ndonos que "tal vez
con la experiencia mejoraremos un
poco". (Como si la experiencia fuera

una secreci6n de la vejez, en vez de
un fen6mono del espiritu.)

Cansados como estamos de ver
diariamente en la prensa consejos
sobre esta y aquella medicine para
curar que si la reuma, o la bronquitis,
o las picadas de mosquito, nos alent6
much el ver una propaganda que
asegura que el amor es la 6nica dul-
zura que no conduce a la diabetes.
. . Y a prop6sito de enfermedades:
malo es querer beber agua y no tener
gota; pero peor es tender gota y no
poder levantarse a beber agua.
dQu6 tal se van aburriendo hoy,
amigos? Si se sienten incapaces de
acabar de leer todos estos disparate
a rejo limpio, 6ste es el moment de
parar a tomarse un poco de agua,
pues todavia vamos a medio camino.
a 0 0 0
dQu6 tal les fue de vaso de agua?
Me alegro. Yo, a la verdad, no me
desanimo muy rApidamente. Y pienso
que mi consuelo son los muertos, que
por mal que lo hayan hecho, siempre
salen en hombres. ... Arthur Pollack
se encuentra muy atareado coordi-
nando los detalles para un nuevo Fes-
tival de Jazz. Los 6xitos que ha alcan-
zado en estas actividades anterior-
mente, son garantia para nuevos
triunfos. Seguiremos informando.

Otro corresponsal nos manda como
colaboraci6n dos definiciones, con las
cuales no estamos del todo de acuer-
do (sobre todo con la ultima.) Pero
para que ustedes vean qu6 clase de
desatinos somos capaces de publicar,
ahi van: PATRIMONIO: Conjunto
de bienes de un hombre. MATRI-
MONIO: Conjunto de males. Y ahora
terminamos, con un poco de filosofia
barata. El tema escogido es el de la
muerte, para ver si los animamos un
poco. Dicen que commented se
piensa en la muerte como en una
exposici6n de escultura: suponiendo
que va a ir a ella todo el mundo, a
excepci6n de uno mismo .... Y citan-
do al mismo fil6sofo anterior-que
parece tener tambi6n algo de estra-
tega-dice que nadie esta en mayor
peligro de muerte que el que ha
hecho testamento a favor de los que
le rodean. ... Y afiade esta frase
lapidaria: los muertos son gente muy
fria y estirada.... No se vayan ami-
gos, que esto se pone peor. Recuer-
den que hay dos sistemas de lograr
la felicidad: uno, hacerse el idiota;
otro, serlo. (Por favor, aquellas per-
sonas de brillante intelecto que hayan
podido adivinar cuAl de los dos sis-
temas utilizamos nosotros, no se lo
vayan a decir a nadie).
a a a
Despedimos a Eduardo Ying, va-
liosa unidad de la Divisi6n de Audi-
toria, quien se dirigi6 hace pocos
dias a los Estados Unidos a seguir
studios de postgrado. Muchos 6xitos,
Eduardo, y pronto retorno.
0 0 a
En la oficina de tel6grafo, la chica
despu6s de escribir la direcci6n, anot6
por todo texto una sola palabra: "SI".
La oficinista, queriendo ayudar, Ic
indic6 que podia mandar hasta 10
palabras por el mismo precio. "Gra-
cias", sonri6 la chica, "pero creo que
s6lo le mandar6 un "si"; 10 le po-
drian dar la impresi6n de que estoy
demasiado ansiosa". . Bueno; qu6
se va a hacer, si no les gust6 el chiste.
Recuerden que para algo se hicieron
los gustos, y para prueba por ahi
andan muchos aspirando el perfume
de las flores, mientras que otros las
miran al microscopic. . iQuB tal
si se animan y nos escriben a COC-
TELERA, Apartado 4529, PanamA 5,
PanamA? . Hola y adi6s

", Usted queria verme? jTiene algin

Los J6venes Borrachos
Corren Peligro
En una reunion de la Sociedad
Medica del Estado de Illinois,
E. U. A., el Dr. Julius M. Koawlsji
sefialo que una tercera part de los
conductors adolescents, que resul-
tan muertos en accidents de trdfico,
han ingerido hebidas alcohdlicas,
antes del accident.
La mitad de los conductores ado-
lescentes que resultan muertos tienen
nmds de 0.10 por ciento de alcohol
en la sangre, la cual es la cantidad
que el estado de Illinois, E. U. A.,
ha establecido legalnmente como el
limited de sobriedad. Al pasar esta
cantidad se consider que la persona
cstd borracha.


Agosto 16, 1968

SLaguna y Amaya en el Mismo

i Program de Boxeo el Martes

A i_ 4


e- r4

El puntero Deportivo French, en fotografia, perdi6 su
invicto el mi6rcoles 7 pasado ante el Deportivo McFar-
lane por anotaci6n de 47 a 45 y cay6 vencido el viernes
pasado, esta vez ante el Deportivo Walters por pizarra
de 33 a 25. El Deportivo Walters cont6 ese dia con la
fuerte defense de Ernesto Malcolm, quien regres6 de los
Estados Unidos. Estas dos derrotas del French hacen
mis interesante la contienda por la conquista de la pri-

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mera vuelta en la Liga de Baloncesto Infantil de Santa
Cruz. De izquierda a derecha, agachados: Mite Robles y
Emilio Sainten. En el mismo orden, de pie: Arturo Pin-
nock, capitAn; Alberto Hoyte, Daniel Webster, Enrique
Small, Alfred Nesfield y Jacinto' French, director. El
Deportivo French veng6 su derrota del viernes frente al
Deportivo Walters vencidndolo el lunes por 28 a 18.

Liga Juvenil de Baloncesto

Inauguran Hoy en Sta. Cruz

Hoy viernes a las 7 de la
noche se inaugurarA la Liga
Juvenile de Baloncesto de Santa
Cruz con la presencia de various

"Y... que ta Francisco e gusto tra-
bajar aqui?".

invitados de honor y residents
de la comunidad. En el partido
inaugural chocarAn el Depor-
tivo Webster contra el Depor-
tivo Bircenas.
El Conceal del Distrito de
Col6n H. C. Kenneth Night-
ingale har, el saque de honor
que pondrA en march la liga
que cuenta con cuatro balan-
ceados equipos, uno de ellos
integrado totalmente por resi-
dentes de Chilibre, y que estA
patrocinado por el corregidor
de ese lugar Sr. Genaro Barce-
nas, quien estarA tambien pre-
sente en la ceremonia de inau-
Otros invitados de honor son
Aston Parchment, especialista
en recreaci6n de la Divisi6n de
Escuelas, y la Sra. Ovira de
Erlington, gran animadora de

Todo Empleado del Canal...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
las boyas transitorias luminosas de la
Division de Dragas. Su sugerencia
represent para el Canal una econo-
mia calculada en $10.400 anuales.
James S. DeFrees, de la Divisi6n
de Esclusas del Sector Atlintico, re-
cibit un premio de $345 por tres su-
gerencias que mejoran las locomoto-
ras de remolque. Sus sugerencias re-
sultaran en un ahorro de $6.000 anua-
les a la empresa del Canal.
La sugerencia de Edward F. Cirulli
para reemplazar los hornos anticuados
en la Divisi6n Industrial fue premiada
con $250. Esto ahorrar, al Canal alre-
dedor de $4.200 anuales.
Un premio de estimulo de $185 le
fue otorgado recientemente a Robert
L. Ridge, de la Divisi6n de Termina-
les. Ridge, quien ya ha ganado various
premios por sugerencias, sugirib esta
vez m6todos por los cuales se puede
descargar mas petroleros, en la sec-
ci6n de abastos maritimos "C", en
operaciones simultineas. La ejecu-
ci6n de esta idea ahorrarA al Canal
unos $3.200 al afio.
Una sugerencia que produce $2.500
anuales en la impresi6n del Panama
Canal Review produjo un premio de
estimulo de $150 a John M. Purvis,
Jr., de la Imprenta.
La sugerencia de John C. Bing de

que la Imprenta ordene hojas de
papel mAs grandes de las existencias
para obtener mis cortes le signific6
tambidn un premio de estimulo de
$150. Con esta sugerencia se calcula
que el Canal ahorrarA unos $2.500
El Policia Joseph T. Grills, Jr.,
sugirib un metodo mejorado de man-
tener al dia la list de las "Personas
Desaparecidas", de la Divisi6n de
Policia. Su sugerencia la envi6 el Jefe
de su Divisi6n al Comit6 de Premios
de Estimulo porque pens6 que ese
comity reconoceria sus miritos. Grills
recibi6 un premio de estimulo de
Estos son ejemplos de sugerencias
adoptadas que merecieron premios
monetarios considerable. Muchas
veces, sin embargo, son las cosas pe-
quefias las que cuentan. Ideas que
envuelven pequefios beneficios tangi-
bles o intangibles para la empresa
son tambien bienvenidas. El premio
minimo de dinero es $15 por una su-
gerencia que signifique a lo menos
$50 para el Gobierno. El Contralor
del Canal de PanamA, Philip L.
Steers, Jr., Presidente del Comit6 de
Premios de Estimulos, dice "No hay
economic, resultado de una mejora,
que sea much o poca para no ser
tomada en cuenta".

este deported en la comunidad
de Santa Cruz.
Los demas equipos partici-
pantes son Transportes Chili-
bre, dirigido por Emilio Gari-
baldi; Deportivo Nightingale,
bajo la direcci6n del jugador y
capitin del equipo Enrique
Savory; y el Deportivo Webs-
ter, que lo dirigirA Christopher
La edad de los jugadores es
de 16 a 18 afios y la liga cons-
tara de dos vueltas. En cada
vuelta todo equipo jugarA 12
Los partidos se celebrarin
los martes a las 5 de la tarde y
los viernes de 7 a 9 de la noche.

Dos de los mmis destacados pugilis-
tas panamefios de la actualidad, el
ex campe6n mundial del peso ligero
Ismael Laguna y el quinto ligero
junior del mundo Antonio Amaya,
aparecernn en un mismo program
el martes pr6ximo por la noche en el
nuevo Madison Square Garden de
Nueva York.
Laguna se enfrentarn al estado-
unidense Lloyd Marshall, sbptimo li-
gero del mundo, en tanto que Amaya
chocarA con el puertorriquefio Fran-
kie Narvaez, clasificado quinto entire
los ligeros. Ambos encuentros serin
a un limited de 10 asaltos.
Varios aficionados panamefios via-
jarn en excursions a Nueva York
para presenciar estos encuentros.
Los que se queden en el Istmo
podrin escuchar las peleas en las es-
taciones de Radio Aeropuerto y Radio
Panamericana en la voz del conocido
comentarista deportivo Arturo "Che-
lo" Gonzalez.
Laguna busca otra oportunidad por
el titulo mundial de la categoria, que

ahora ostenta el dominicano Carlos
"Teo" Cruz. Se le habia ofrecido una
pelea con Cruz si vencia al puerto-
rriqueio Victor Meldndez, al cual
derroto fiacilmente el mes pasado en
el nuevo Garden.
Cruz defender ahora su titulo
frente al californiano Armando "Man-
do" Ramos en Los Angeles el 14 de
septiembre pr6ximo.
Amaya por su parte, espera veneer
a Narvicz para pedir un combat
por el titulo con Cruz, a quien dice
puede derrotar con facilidad. Nar-
viez ha sido derrotado en dos oca-
siones por Laguna y despu6s de su
uiltima pelea con el panamenio, ex-
pres6 sus deseos de medirse con

El Banco Nacional de Desarrollo
Econdmico de Brasil (BNDE) patro-
cina un studio econdmico y tecnico
sobre la industrial national del car-
b6n, para mejorar la producing y
utilizacidn del carbon brasileio.

El Canal de Panama Fue Abierto..
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

muertos desconocidos de la lucha en
Pero los peligros y las tragedies
de 10 afios fueron olvidados en ese
dia de triunfo en 1914, cuando el
Ancdn naveg6 desde el AtlAntico
hasta el Pacifico a trav6s de la honda
zanja cortada de lo que apenas un
decenio antes habia sido tupida selva
y masiva roca.
Por las Esclusas de Catbn, a traves
del Lago Gatien, obra del hombre,
para entrar en el sobrecogedor Corte
Gaillard, por las Esclusas de Pedro
Miguel, a travis del Lago Miraflores,
por las Esclusas de Miraflores y por
el cauce canalero hasta pasar las tres
islas centinelas a la entrada por el
Pacifico-el Anc6n siguid su rumbo,
contestando cada saludo a lo largo
de toda la ruta.
Era poco despubs de las 5 de la
tarde cuando el Ancdn atrac6 en
"El trabajo de afios, el suefio de
inuchos, y el scenario del fracaso de
various intentos para cortar el espi-
nazo del Hemisferio Occidental estA
ya terminado, seguin indican todas las
apariencias", decia el Star & Herald
de Panama el 16 de agosto de 1914,
en su relato sobre la travesia del

La noticia aparecia en pagina 4,
bajo un titular de tres columns: "EL
MUNDIAL-El vapor Anc6n hace
el viaje de oceano a ocbano con casi
30 pasajeros, inclusive diplomAticos
de muchas naciones".
Toda la primera plana del Star
& Herald-a la saz6n el diario mis
important en la ciudad de Panami-
estaba dedicada'a los despachos sobre
la guerra. "DETENIDO EL AVAN-
maba el titulo principal. En los Es-
tados Unidos y otros paises, los des-
pachos sobre la I Guerra Mundial
desplazaron la noticia de que el homn
bre, por fin, habia conquistador a la
Naturaleza para lograr Ia ruta a las
A medio mundo de distancia, habia
hombres matAndose los unos a los
otros ese dia. En Panami, otros hom-
bres se regocijaban por su hazafia de
progress. Lo express asi el Star
& Herald: "Las empinadas riberas
(del Corte Gaillard) atraian la vista
con extrafia fascinaci6n y cuando uno
volvia los ojos hacia arriba, hasta las
cimas de los cerros a cada lado, la
insignificancia del hombre no parecia
tan marcada despues de todo".

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Todavia faltaban 2 afios para que el Canal de Panama nas no habian asumido todavia el papel preponderante
empezara a cumplir con su misi6n de portal del comercio de esta 6poca. En la present vista, una cuadrilla de 150
mundial. El Corte Gaillard semejaba un gigantesco des- hombres, cambia, a fuerza de brazos, una via de
filadero hecho por la mano del hombre, en cuyo fondo ferrocarril a su nueva posici6n.
se trabajaba con gran actividad. En esos dias, las maqui-

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