Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00008
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Title: Spillway
Physical Description: 1 v. : ill. ; 28-43 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights C.Z
Publication Date: August 3, 1962
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Language: Spanish and English.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Oct. 30, 1957 (experimental issue)-v.1 no.32 (Jan. 25, 1963).
General Note: Official publication of the Panama Canal Company.
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Volume ID: VID00008
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Vol. 1, No. 7 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Company Friday, August 3, 1962



More than 700 members of the Canal
organization will participate in a big step
to be taken soon to implement new regula-
tions for expanded employee-management
cooperation in the Federal Service of the
United States. Governor Fleming will
inaugurate the first of a series of briefings
planned for management and supervisory
Representatives of employee organiza-
tions (unions, federations or professional
societies) which are recognized by the
Company/Government will get the same


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TOP ARCHERS for the younger group
among 125 vacationing students using bows
and arrows to hit bullseyes in Balboa this
summer are Billy Baldwin, an 8th grader,
and Hilma Cooke, who is in 10th grade.
Both plan to compete August 3 in the Isth-
mian tournament to be held in Margarita.


type of briefing at later conferences with
members of the employee-management
relations staff of the Personnel Bureau.
Many potential gains for the rank and
file are in recent Presidential Orders 10987
and 10988 which relate to the handling of
employee appeals from adverse decisions,
and to recognition of employee organiza-
tions. But they might be called a mid-
20th-Century version of talk-it-over policies
used in Canal construction days.
Management briefings to continue this
month will be repeated until they have
given practical instruction to some 450 to
500 executives. There will be discussions
of older and present policies as they
relate to communications among people
throughout the agency.
How the new policies operate will be
discussed later in more detail at a series
of meetings, each 2 hours long but totaling
perhaps 26 hours for every man and woman
selected to attend. A lecture on U.S. Labor
History and Legislation will be included.
The 600 to 700 who take part will include
many assistants and field supervisors. These
training sessions will be conducted by the
employee utilization and development staff
of the Personnel Bureau.
In essence, there will be a more formal
approach to recognition of employee organ-
izations and the problems they bring up.
Whether people supervise or are super-
vised-or both-it is considered essential
to the success of the new policies that
everyone understand the rights and respon-
sibilities of the individual worker, and the
organizations he chooses to represent him.
Personnel Bureau men have gone into
major points with representatives of 37
employee organizations. Each was asked
to comment on proposed policies and make
a written request for recognition, which
may be either formal or informal. So
far, approximately 15 organizations have
submitted requests.

PC Women's Group
Considers Several

Welfare Projects
Officers selected to guide the new Pan-
ama Canal Women's Welfare Group were
busy this week studying worthwhile pro-
jects to benefit the underprivileged or
handicapped in Panama. One is to be
selected shortly for the group's support.
Mrs. Edward A. Doolan was elected
chairman at a committee meeting follow-
ing a silver tea given by Mrs. Robert J.
Fleming, Jr., who will serve as honorary
Other officers chosen by 45 committee-
women representing various units in the
Canal organization were: Mrs. W. P. Leber,
vice-chairman; Mrs. Alfred E. Osborne,
second vice chairman; Mrs. Frank H.
Lerchen, secretary; Mrs. Arthur J. O'Leary,
treasurer; and Mrs. Axton T. Jones,
coordinator for the Atlantic side.

Independence of Jamaica,
Trinidad and Tobago Will
Be Marked in C.Z.
Starting August 6, a series of trips aboard
the "Las Cruces" for Panama Canal old-
timers will lead off a program of events
that will he held in the Canal Zone in
connection with the forthcoming Indepen-
dence of Jamaica, and of Trinidad and
Several thousand Canal retirees, includ-
ing especially those of West Indian origin
or descent, will make the series of trips
through Gaillard Cut.
Gov. Fleming has authorized a liberal
leave policy on August 6, the date of the
Jamaica Independence ceremonies. The
Governor will present prizes to winners of
special essay contests being conducted in
the Canal's Latin American Schools; Canal
libraries will have special displays; and
three streets in the new Pedro Miguel com-
munity will be named for Jamaica, Trin-
idad, and Tobago at special ceremonies.

Readers Get Break

At PC Libraries;

Book Habits Vary
Opportunity for expanded use of Canal
Zone libraries is to result from recent
studies and from suggestions discussed with
Civil Council representatives.
Both in library facilities and hours of
operation the Canal is determined to make
reading matter available as conveniently
as possible for the maximum number of
users. Public demand-not merely in the
form of voiced requests, but in actual
number of books circulated-bulks large
in these decisions.
To know their clients, Canal Zone li-
braries use computers in tallying up your
visits and your requests for everything from
a light novel to read over the weekend to
a heavy scientific tome, or a do-it-yourself
book on "How To Buil a Skiff."
One week's a circulation figures broken
down by hours of service, circulation, costs
per book, and librarian-minutes spent in
checking books in and out reveal some
notable contrasts in reading habits among
inhabitants of different communities.
As might be expected, the 4,078-books-
a-week circulation at the Main Library on
Gaillard Highway is greater than the
combined figure for all other libraries of
the Canal system.
Up to now, this library has been open
to the public for 55.5 hours weekly. Effec-
tive Saturday, August 18, these hours will
be increased to 63, on a trial basis. This
followed the adoption of a Civic Council
suggestion that regular weekday hours of
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. be extended also to
Saturday. Earlier the president of the
Student Association at Balboa High School
had brought up the matter, and it had also
been sought by students attending Boys
State. If users show they want it, the
Main Library will keep those hours on
Saturday throughout the year.
Next most popular library is that in
Paraiso where circulation ran 595 per
week. Cristobal came third with 488 and
Rainbow City fourth with 417.
Hours during which the public has
access to these libraries ranges from 58 to
60.5 hours weekly. In most cases, the
library staff is on duty for longer hours
to handle operating details.
Gatun, Gamboa, Santa Cruz, and Mar-
garita each reported less than 200 books
checked out weekly.
Lowest cost for circulating a single book
ran from 5 cents each at the Main Library
to 41 cents apiece at Margarita.

Our W week's Visitors
The Canal Zone Guide Service intro-
duced 4,493 visitors to waterway installa-
tions during the week of July 16-22. These
included 2,157 tourists from two passenger
ships, five trips of the "Las Cruces," 217
visitors to Gatun Locks and 1,629 at

LOCAL LEANDER-The passage between
Fort Kobbe and Taboga Island is neither
the Hellespont nor the English Channel.
But it's a tough swim nevertheless for an
office man like Duane Perkins who spends
his Mondays through Fridays at work with
the Canal Accounting Division at Balboa
Heights. Perkins made the 10-mile crawl
one recent Sunday in 4 hours and 10
minutes. Two members of the Panama
National Guard and two businessmen from
the capital city also took part in the
convoyed event.



With the 48th anniversary of the open-
ing of the Panama Canal coming up on
August 15, preliminary plans are being laid
for the forthcoming observance of the
50th anniversary 2 years from now, on
August 15, 1964.
Frank V. Kerley, president of the Isth-
mian Numismatic Society, has been named
by Governor Fleming as chairman of a
special committee to make a study of the
desirability of having a commemorative
medal struck for the Canal's half-century
This year on August 15, the date on
which the old SS "Ancon" made the first
official transit of the waterway in 1914,
the U.S. Information Service in Panama
City will arrange a special window display
depicting the event.
One of the Canal's Selectrovision Cab-
inets presenting photographs and descrip-
tions of the waterway will be on view in
the USIS Library on Central Avenue at
35th Street.

AUGUST 3, 1962

Along the Banks...
Sylvester Callender, former acting man-
ager of the Paraiso Retail Store, in thank-
ing the Governor and Civic Council officers
for their promises of support in the
"difficult" newly created position of Com-
munity Relations Assistant on the Execu-
tive Planning Staff: "In my 36 years with
the Panama Canal organization, that's the
only kind of job I know." . Canal pilot
Frank V. Kerley of Margarita seemed to
be taking a postman's holiday when he
bought and sent home a big decorative
card showing the port of Genoa, Italy, by
night. Piers and ships berthed there did
not look too different from those in Cris-
tobal. Coin collector Kerley had stopped
in the Madeira Islands, Portugal, the
Canary Islands and the Spanish mainland,
doing some trading in rare items with
people he met along the way. Birth
certificates are now being issued in Spanish
for persons who first saw the light of day
on the Canal Zone and request their docu-
ments in that language . Recently
publicized in States papers were Pana-
manian twin brother interns who are grad-
uates of Balboa High School. Drs. Edward
and Oscar Kourany were shown taking the
heartbeats of pretty twin secretaries at
Indianapolis General Hospital where the
Isthmian twins are taking their intern-
ships .. Among the first home-bound
vacationists to benefit from the new rule
permitting southbound passengers to leave
luggage, packages, and clothing in their
cars when they are loaded on the SS "Cris-
tobal" at New Orleans was Dr. William T.
Bailey of Gorgas Hospital. "What a relief
not to have to unpack it all," Dr. Bailey
said. He an his wife Jean, and children
Steve, Patty, and Thora Lee are back from
a trip during which he took a 4-month
refresher course in internal medicine, with
special accent on radioactive isotopes.
A former Gorgas Hospital intern was
one of the team of physicians who took
part in a recent operation in Childrens
Hospital in San Francisco which resulted
in the successful separation of a pair of
Siamese twins. He is Dr. Milton James
Law, who served his internship at Gorgas
from June 1957 until July 1958. Now a
resident pediatrician on the staff of Chil-
dren's Hospital, he assisted Dr. Pieter de
Vries, a pediatric surgeon and a team of
assistants in an operation during which
two little girls were given the prospect
of a normal life. Successful separation of
Siamese twins is so rare that all medical
history contains only a handful of cases.
This particular case was the subject of a
feature article released by the Associated
Press. . And up in New England,
Maine Maritime Academy Superintendent
Adm. George J. King had a kind word for
the kind of maintenance that had been
received by the school's new training ship
"State of Maine"-the former "Ancon" of
the Panama Line. "Although she is 4 years
older than her predecessor, she's 15 years
younger in condition," the Admiral re-
marked. Castine, Maine is the vessel's new
home port. ...

Vol. 1, No. 7 Publicaci6n semanal de la Companila del Canal de Panama Viernes 3 de agosto de 1962

700 Empleados Asisten a un Seminario Sobre

Cooperaci6n Entre Empleados y
Mas de 700 miembros de la organiza-
ci6n del Canal participarAn en el desarrollo
de un nuevo plan tendiente a establecer Los Eventos en Honor de
nuevas reglamentaciones para la amplia- Jamaica se Iniciaran con
ci6n de la cooperaci6n entire empleados y
la administraci6n del Servicio Civil de los Jiras Para los Veteranos
Estados Unidos. El Gobernador Fleming
inaugurara la primera de una series de Las celebraciones de la independencia
charlas para el personal administrative. de Jamaica, Trinidad y Tobago se iniciarAn
Representantes de las organizaciones de Cn la Zona del Canal con una series de jiras
a bordo de la lancha "Las Cruces," para
empleados unionse, federaciones o socie- veterans del Canal de Panama. La primer
dades profesionales) que estin reconocidas de estas excursions se verificara el dia 6
por la Compafiia y Gobierno de la Zona de agosto. Varios miles de jubilados, inclu-
del Canal escucharnn tambi6n el mismo yendo principalmente los originarios o des-
tipo de charla en conferencias posteriores cndientes de jamaicaaos tendran ocasi6n
de dar un paseo por el Corte Gaillard.
con miembros del cuerpo de relaciones Como se sabe, el Gobernador Fleming
entire empleados y la administraci6n de la ha autorizado una amplia political de licen-
Direcci6n de Personal. cias para el dia 6, fecha de la Indepen-
Las charlas administrativas continuaran dencia de Jamaica. El propio Gobernador
hara entrega de los premios, a los gana-
este mes y seran repetidas hasta que hayan harl entrega de los premios, a los gana-
este mes y se repetidas hasta que hayn dores dcl concurso de composiciones reali-
dado una instrucci6n prActica a unos 450 zado por las Escuelas Latinoamericanas.
a 500 ejecutivos. Habri discusiones sobre Como parte de este program de activida-
la pasada y actual political relacionada con des, figure tambi6n una series de exhibicio-
la intercomunicaci6n entire las personas a nes cn las bibliotecas zoneitas; el bautizo
de tries calls de la nueva comunidad de
travis de la agencia. Pedro Miguel, con los nombres de Jamaica,
El modo de operaci6n de la nueva poli- 1Trinidad y Tobago.
tica ser discutido mas tarde y con mayores
detalles en una series de reuniones, cada
una de ellas de 2 horas de duraci6n, pero VISITANTES DE LA SEMANA
totalizando unas 26 horas para cada hom- Julio 16 a julio 22 de 1962
bre y mujer seleccionados para asistir a las Gran Total__ - 4,493
mismas. En estas reuniones se incluirA la Esclusas de Miraflores______ 1,629
lecture de la Historia y Legislaci6n Obrera Esclusas de Catinn 217
en los Estados Unidos. Estas reuniones de Barcos dc pasajeros (2)_ - 2,157
entrenamiento serin dirigidas por el per- "Las Cruces" (5 viajes)- 490
sonal encargado de la utilizaci6n y capa- Informaci6n suministrada por el
citaci6n de empleados de la Direcci6n de Servicio de Guias


La Agrupaci6n de Beneficencia de las
Damas Zoneitas eligi6 el viernes pasado
su junta directive, en una reuni6n cele-
brada en la residencia del Gobernador de
la Zona del Canal, en la cual actu6 como
anfitriona la sefiora Eleanor Fleming.
Las damas que dirigir~n esta agrupa-
ci6n, que apoyara una obra de caridad en
PanamA, son las siguientes: Sra. Eleanor
Fleming, president honoraria; Sra. Mary
Doolan, president; Sra. Bernie Leber, vice
president; Sra. Ditta Osborne, segunda
vice president; Sra. Martha Lerchen, se-
cretaria; Sra. Ora O'Leary, tesorera; y la
Sra. Dorothy Jones, coordinadora en el
sector AtlAntico.

Sali6 el "Review

En Espanol
El primer n6mero de THE PANAMA
CANAL REVIEW En Espafiol apareci6
este fin de semana y puede ser solici-
tado al precio de 5 centavos en todos
los puestos en que el REVIEW en ingles
se suele vender en la Zona del Canal.
Esta edici6n del REVIEW inicia la
publicaci6n en forma regular de la
version espafiola de la revista official
de la Compafiia del Canal de Panamai,
cuyo nimero preliminary apareci6 el
mes pasado.


Aumentan las Horas de

Labor de la Biblioteca

Las bibliotecas de la Zona del Canal extenderin el uso de las mismas, despu6s de
haberse hecho un studio de las facilidades y horas de operaci6n, como resultado
de sugestiones discutidas con los representantes del Consejo Civil.
Hasta ahora la Biblioteca situada en la carretera Gaillard ha estado abierta para
el puiblico durante 55 horas y media semanalmente, pero a partir del 18 de agosto,
estas horas seran aumentadas a 63, en un period de prueba debido a la gran
demand de libros por parte del piblico.
Se acord6 que el horario semanal de 9:30 a.m. a 8 p.m. sea extendido tambi6n
hasta los sabados, de acuerdo con una sugesti6n que hizo el Consejo Civil.
La Biblioteca de la carretera Gaillard tiene una circulaci6n de 4,078 libros sema-
nalmente, cifra superior a las que tienen todas las otras bibliotecas combinadas
en la Zona del Canal.

En Exitosa Separacion Inicianse Preparaciones
SPara el Cincuentenario
De Siameses ParticipO Con la celebraci6n del 489 aniversario
d 14 il-t f -f--ii-i '.'41 141 f l l C l

Ex-Interno del Gorgas

Un ex-interno del Hospital Gorgas form
parte del equipo de m6dicos que realize
una exitosa operaci6n de separaci6n de
siameses en el Hospital para Nifios de San
Francisco. Se trata del Dr. Milton James
Law, quien hizo su internado en el Gorgas
de junio de 1957 a julio de 1958.
El Dr. Law, un pediatra del personal
del hospital aludido, cooper en la opera-
ci6n con el Dr. Pieter de Vries, cirujano
pediatra del mismo centro de salud y un
equipo de medicos asistentes.
Las gemelas nacidas en ese hospital,
fueron separadas exitosamente y al parecer
ticnen por delante el prospect de una vida
normal. Este tipo de operaciones es tan
dificil que pocos casos han resultado con

I I1

una Lancha
Lea Esto...

Sc recuerda a todos los duefios de lan-
chas a motor que las Oficinas de la Capi-
tania del Puerto en Crist6bal y Balboa
tienen ahora a su cargo las documentaeio-
nes y licencias para esas embarcaciones.
Esto include el registro de nuevos botes,
el traspaso de propiedad y la entrega de
certificados de inspccci6n, lo mismo que
las licencias de navegantes.
Las horas de expedici6n de tales docu-
mentos en Crist6bal son de 7:15 a.m. hasta
las 11:45 a.m. y de 12:45 a 4:15 p.m. Las
horas en Balboa son de 7 a.m. hasta las
12 del dia y de 1 a 3 p.m. Ambas oficinas
trabajan de lunes a viernes.

uLe ia ilauuraci n o cia e ana elu
PanamA-el dia 15 de agosto-se iniciaran
los planes preliminares para la conmemo-
raci6n del cincuentenario del Canal de
PanamA, que tendra lugar exactamente
dentro de 2 afos.
El Gobernador Fleming acaba de nom-
brar al senior Frank V. Kerley, Presidente
de la Sociedad Numismatica del Istmo para
el cargo de president de un comit6 espe-
cial que estudiarA la posibilidad de acu-
fiar una medalla conmemorativa de esta
Con motivo de celebrarse el pr6ximo 15
otro aniversario del hist6rico cruce del
Canal por el vapor "Anc6n," el Servicio
Informativo de los Estados Unidos se en-
cuentra arreglando sus vitrinas para una
exhibici6n concerniente a la ocasi6n.
A prop6sito de esa oficina, su biblioteca
contarA pr6ximamente con uno de los apa-
ratos de Selectrovisi6n con un documental
descriptive de los puntos de interns del
Canal de Panamai.




El Gobernador de la Zona del Canal,
senior Robert J. Fleming, Jr., envi6 recien-
temcnte una carta muy cordial a la seiiora
Pat Morgan, propictaria de los Jardines
Morgan de Corozal, manifestindole-a
nomlre de la comunidad zoncita-sus feli-
citaciones por su reciente condecoraci6n
por part del Cobicrno de PanamA.
"El honor conferido a used por el
Gobierno de PanamA, al conferirle la Orden
de Vasco Nfiiez de Balboa" dice el Gober-

A la Orilla del Canal ...
iSaludos amigos! Esta column nace
para darles algunas informaciones cortas,
en forma de ciipsulas. Estamos seguros
de que les interesari. . Sylvester Cal-
lender, ex-Cerente Encargado del Comi-
sariato de Paraiso, acaba de encargarse de
su nuevo puesto en el personal del Gober-
nador y al igual que lo ha hecho durante
36 afios consecutivos, se enfrentarA a todas
las dificultades con una sonrisa y much
decision. .. El prActico del Canal, Frank
V. Kerley, de Margarita anda viajando.
Hace poco mand6 a sus amigos una monu-
mental tarjeta de G6nova, Italia (de noche).
Kerley, quien colecciona monedas, estuvo
tambien en la Isla Madeira, Portugal, las
Canarias y otros pintorescos sitios, en los
que intercambi6 sus monedas istmefias por
ejemplares de aquellas localidades ..
Muchos de ustedes recordarAn a los her-
manos Kourany. Nos referimos a los melli-
zos Edward y Oscar. Pues bien, hace poco
la foto de ellos, auscultando a dos secre-
tarias mellizas, recorri6 los Estados Unidos,
de costa a costa, como una foto curiosa.
Los mellizos Kourany estAn haciendo su
internado en el Hospital General de In-
dianapolis. Seguro que algdn enfermo
creeri que estt viendo double, de vez en'
cuando. . Alberto Acevedo, ex-fot6-
grafo de prensa de PanamA, se encuentra
laborando en la oficina del Fot6grafo Ofi-
cial desde hace 2 semanas. . .Albert
Baldwin, director de Protocolo del Canal
de PanamA, estarA ausente del Istmo por
varias semanas. EstarA en Alabama ..
Se estan haciendo ya las preparaciones para
el re-bautizo del antiguo remolcador "Siri,"
que en adelante serA la lancha turistica
"Reina Manuelita I," en homenaje a la
primera Reina del Carnaval Oficial de
Panama. . Tyrone Jones y Ricardo
Hunter, lideres de las tropas 7 y 4 de los
distritos del Pacifico y el Atlintico, res-
pectivamente, de los Boys Scouts Interna-
cionales de la Zona del Canal, partieron
para Jamaica a una reunion de Explora-
dores. Los muchachos zoneitas permane-
cern en Jamaica tambi6n para las celebra-
ciones relatives a la independencia de esa
isla. . Mayra de Caropreso y Marcia
de Ortega, dcl departamento de traduc-
ciones, rompiendose la cabeza aprendiendo
chino, ingl6s y griego, para poder enviar
al departamento correspondiente las tra-
ducciones de la palabra "bienvenido" (que
se usan en various idiomas, en las casetas
de distribuci6n de panfletos a los viajeros
que Ilegan por barco). La sefiora de Ortega
aprcndi6 el alfabeto griego en una tarde!

nador en su carta, "es motive de placer
y orgullo para sus numerosos amigos en el
Istmo. Su devoci6n hacia la flora y la
gente de PanamA y la Zona del Canal, por
muchos afios, han producido este reconoci-
iniento que estoy seguro refleja la admira-
ci6n de los aficionados a la jardineria y
floristeria que han disfrutado de su inspi-
radora guia. Me complace en felicitarla en
csta ocasi6n. Atentamente, (f.) Robert J.
Fleming, Jr., Cobernador."


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