Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00010
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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 17, 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: VID00010
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Stofthe Panama Canal Muses

Vol. 1, No. 9 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Company Friday, August 17, 1962

THAT an additional floor, the eighth,
for the new Gorgas Hospital building defi- WELFARE GROUP Esme Rochester's Job
nitely will be added to the contract and
completed with the original structure. STARTS ORK n Maintenance h
THAT visitors at Summit Garden will ntenane
be able to buy soft-drinks at a convenient With the cooperation of the Centro Cul-
spot near the entrance. tural de Chorrillo in Panama City, the Esme Rochester was quietly lettering
THAT book-lovers and students who Panama Canal Women's Welfare Group PaintShop of the Main-
applauded the news that starting August 18 recently made 1,000 sandwiches for the signs in the Paint Shop of the Main-
the Main Library on Gaillard Highway will children of the area. The sandwiches were tenance Division, Cristobal, when Governor
be open Saturday afternoons and evenings delivered to the Chorrillo Center in a Fleming popped in for a call. Pleased but
(until 8 p.m.) will find a welcome there, special Panama Canal Company truck. not startled, she explained how she had
THAT another Civic Council request This is the first project of the newly come to work 16 years ago to paint stencils,
will result in installation of toilets and formed Canal Welfare Group which has but had stayed on to do freehand work
lavatories at the Contractor Hill picnic other projects under study. (Photo in after the foreman discovered her skill. The
site. Parking areas have been repaired. Spanish section.) Governor complimented her on her skill,
Construction of pit-type toilets are under ZONIANS DRIVE particularly in view of the fact that she
way at the off-road entrance to Las Cruces Dis left handed.
Trail and at George Green Park. NisI le han Cfed.L
THAT Civic Councils arealsoresponsi- UNORTH AND SOUTH The daughter of Barbadian parents,
ble for the new service that permits pas- Up in Manteo, N.C., The Coastland Miss Rochester was born in Colon, grew
sengers boarding the SS Cristobal in New Times took note of how Dewey Mann, Jr., up at France Field and attended Canal
Orleans to bring cars to the Army terminal and his family (wife Lois, daughter Sharon, Zone schools through junior high. Her
on the day before sailing regardless of son Ray) bumped, slid and forded rivers enunciation is so clear and her voice so
whether a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday is on a 5,000-mile trip in a motor camper from cordial, it's no great surprise to learn she
involved. "Hold baggage" will be accepted the Canal Zone up the Inter-American
at the same time. Highway and across to historic Roanoke enjoys classical music, or that Beethoven
Island. They found the trip tough but fun; is her favorite composer.
Smallcraft Licenses took the Cristobal home. Dewey is now The Camp Bierd Federal Credit Union
Owners of motorboats have been re- back on deck as skipper of the tug John lists her on its board of directors, and her
minded that all documentation and licens- F. Wallace. savings in its fund are enough for a down
ing for such craft are now handled by the And across the country, the Sioux City payment on the home she hopes to buy.
Port Captain's Offices in Cristobal and Journal in Iowa told of the arrival of Vacations have taken her to Jamaica and
Balboa. This includes registration of new Balboa machinist Wayne Morse, his wife
boats, transfer of ownership and issuance and six children who drove north in convoy Ne York City, where she hopes to visit
of certificates of inspection, as well as with the Mann family through Middle the World's Fair year after next. (Her
navigator's licenses. America. picture is in the Spanish section.)

BACK FROM A YEAR'S LEAVE FOR STUDY toward his doctorate in education at Columbia University, music instructor Victor Herr
of Balboa High School drove from New York to visit his family in Washington State, saw the Seattle Fair, stopped in Mexico and Central
America before his car flooded out in one of the 11 fords on the Inter-American Highway through Costa Rica. Playing his guitar, left,
he relaxes with Costa Rican friend-of-the-road Miguel Zumbado while they wait for the helpful owners of an ox-team, right, that pulled
them through three rivers. A tractor and a truck dragged them out of two streams. They took five fords on their own, wound up happily
on the pavement at the Panama border.

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Along the Banks...

* PETIT BECKY RIDGE of the Balboa
Pool Team took the spotlight at the swim-
ming meet held at Club Campestre, Las
Cumbres, to mark its first birthday this
month. Spectators cheered when 8-year-
old Becky won both the free-style and
butterfly races for girls her age and under.
Besides "Los Tigres Cumbrefios," other
teams competing in the festive meet rep-
resented the Olympic Pool, the Plaza
Amador Pool, and Javier College. Members
of the Balboa Pool team included Mark
Manning, Florence Thompson, James
Kunkel, and Ralph Morgan, with coach
William Fusselman. Lt. Col. Rodolfo Ulises
Castrell6n, sports director of the Club
Campestre, invited the Balboa Pool swim-
mers to take part in the meet. * Next
Tuesday, August 21, is the date for the first
of a series of briefings designed to acquaint
management and supervisory personnel
with the new executive regulations con-
cerning the employee-management co-
operation program. Briefings on the
program, which affects everybody who
works for the Canal, will be held on both
Atlantic and Pacific sides. * + Flat tire
on Sunday? Help is at hand. From now
on, banksiders can have their punctures
repaired between 8 a.m. and 12 noon at
either Mount Hope Garage or the La Boca
Garage. Same hours will apply for tire
repairs on holidays. * EVERYBODY
aboard the gay craft Anayansi caught a
sailfish when the PanCanal team cast lines
on the boat's second run in the Pacific to
take part in Panama's 10th International
Marlin and Sailfish Tournament. The
Anayansi chalked a new record for herself
with 13 sails boated. Now and again the
fisher-women out-caught the men. Mrs.
William Mallory, aboard with her husband,
caught four sails. Miss Marie Weber of,
Palo Seco Leprosarium boated a 120 lb.
sail on a 50-lb. test line. It could be a
prize entry, depending on final tallying.
But prize or no, Miss Weber received a
signal award. Each fish caught aboard a
craft entitles it to hoist a pennant. But
when the captain hesitated about flying 13
sailfish pennants at once for superstitions
reasons, all on board called on Mrs. Weber
for support. Rising to the lure, she supplied
a spare bra which flew into Balboa Harbor
as her pennant with the other 12. Others
who got to enjoy the trip because they drew
spaces aboard were Mrs. Katheryn Lessiack,
Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Krziza, and Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. Niskanen. * Postal em-
ployee A. L. (Andy) Endicott, who held
the wheel at Balboa Heights for the past
5 years, was the subject of an unusual
letter written on behalf of the 545 em-
ployees in the Administration Building
when he was promoted and reassigned to
Cristobal. About half of his fellow Canalers
signed the note voicing sorrow at his depar-
ture and put it on the line that he had
always been "courteous cheerful and help-
ful, and has made the Post Office a bright
spot in the daily working hours of all who
came in contact with him there."



A YELLOW STAMP printed in black will
bob up on Canal Zone letters late next
month when the Canal Zone releases a
new 7-cent airmail issue in connection with
the World Health Organization's malaria
eradication program. It goes on sale
September 24.

What's the Law?
Is there some aspect of Canal Zone law
you find puzzling?
If you peered into a garbage can and
found an old wallet that contained $220 in
neatly folded $5 bills, what would you do?
Are finders, keepers? No, not until
reasonable and official effort has been made
to locate the true owner and restore his
This is the correct action if you find
anything, whether it be horse, car, jewelry,
bills, coins, pay-check, dog, bicycle, sun-
glasses, ID card, groceries, swim-suit, or
what have you. The law says you must
turn it over either to the Canal Zone Police
or a Magistrate's Court.
If you want what you found, you sign
a claim form. If no valid owner appears
within 6 months, the police return your find
and you are the legal owner.
If you quietly appropriate the property,
you are subject to criminal prosecution for
larceny of lost property. Penalties run as
for any other larceny: a small fine or a few
days in jail for stuff valued at under $50;
a bigger fine or a trip to Gamboa pen, if
its worth more.
Some incidents involving lost property
have a happy ending. When a sharp-eyed
fifth-grader reported folding money blow-
ing around with wet leaves in the grass
and gutters near a Balboa bank, the loser,
a retiree, was thankful to get it back. The
schoolboy was rewarded with $10 for
candy, a new bike-light, and boxing gloves.

Received by C.Z. Guides
Total_ _------------ 1,951
Miraflores Locks -__--- 1,257
Gatun Locks ------ 112
Las Cruces (4 trips)----- 582

Callender Honored

Pedro Miguel was the spot chosen by
friends and well wishers from both the
Canal Zone and Panama for a congratula-
tory program honoring Sylvester Callender
who took over July 30 as Community Rela-
tions Assistant on the staff of the Governor,
a newly created post.
In a statement read to the gathering at
the Pedro Miguel Civic Council by Mrs.
Viviana Martin, there was commendation
and congratulations for the man chosen to
fill it. Mrs. Hermilinda Robinson and
Gabriel Villeda presented the honoree with
a pen set for his desk, shown in use in
the photo.
Other members of the program com-
mittee included Mrs. Doris Greene, Mrs.
Mary Callender, Raymond George G., Ellis
L. Fawcett, and Clifton H. Lopez.
A congratulatory letter from the Club
Altamira was read. Mrs. Reginald Cal-
lender, Miss Sheila Hinds, and Clark Hagan
entertained with vocal selections.
Those participating in the affair included
Acting Governor Leber, Panama Deputy
Alfonso Giscombe of Colon, Personnel Di-
rector Edward Doolan, Executive Secretary
P. M. Runnestrand, and Information
Officer Will Arey.
Settled in now at his office in the Admin-
istration Building, Mr. Callender is break-
ing ground on his new duties. Community
effort is nothing new to him, but its taking
a while to get used to doing most of his
work at a desk. At Paraiso Commissary he
was up and on his feet most of the time.

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Vol. 1, No. 9 Publicaci6n semanal de la Compania del Canal de Panami Viernes 17 de agosto de 1962

El Rostro Familiar

Desde 1943, esta simpAtica dama ha su-
ministrado flores a una enorme legi6n de
clients del AtlAntico. Flores para bodas y
cumpleafios. Flores para multiples ocasio-
nes sociales. Flores para funerales. En su
establecimiento Margarita Florist, en el
Templo Mas6nico de Crist6bal, siempre
se le halla dispuesta a tender a los que
solicitan sus flores. Pero much antes, du-
rante 17 afios, su rostro le fue familiar
tambi6n a los que compraban en la Divi-
si6n de Comisariatos en el sector AtlAn-
tico. Esta florist que esta afiliada a la
Florist Telegraph Delivery Association, de
Detroit, Mich., se llama Grace Williams.
eVerdad que el rostro le es familiar . ?
Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias
Julio 31 a agosto 5 de 1962
Gran Total_ _____ ------_ 1,951
Esclusas de Miraflores -- 1,257
Esclusas de Gattn 112
Las Cruces (4 viajes) _-- 582
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

Las Damas del Canal en Acci6n

-, IU W th
La Asociaci6n de Beneficencia de las Damas del Canal iniciaron esta semana sus actividades
de asistencia social repartiendo emparedados entire los nifios del Chorrillo, con la colabora-
ci6n del Centro Cultural del Chorrillo. La vista capta un grupo de estas damas en los
moments en que preparaban dichos emparedados. Pueden apreciarse de izquierda a dere-
cha: la sefiora de Robert C. Walker, la sefiora de John D. Hollen, la sefiora de LeRoy
B. Magnuson, la seiiora de Matthew C. Harrison, la sefiora de John E. Deming, la sefiora
de Laurence L. Jenrich, la sefiora de Edward A. Doolan, la sefiora de Alfred E. Osborne,
y la sefiora de Claude S. Farmer.

Al Norte, por Tierra

Es la Nueva Moda

Dia tras dia mis personas viajan hacia
y de los Estados Unidos por la via Inter-
americana. Y en este caso los zoneitas son
pioneros. Muchos empleados y residents
de la Zona han hecho ya la travesia. Con
frecuencia algunos zoneitas hacen viajes a
Centroam6rica por carro y en motocicletas.
Recientemente hemos sabido que Dewey

Mann, Jr. y su familiar recorrieron 5,000
millas-desde la Zona hasta la hist6rica isla
Roanoke-para regresar luego en el Cris-
t6bal. El maquinista de Balboa Wayne
Morse, su esposa y sus seis hijos, hicieron
el mismo recorrido hacia el Norte, en
convoy. Tal informa el peri6dico Sioux
City Journal.
Victor Herr, professor de Musica en la
Escuela Superior de Balboa, hizo un viaje
similar desde Nueva York, pasando por la
Fcria de Seattle y luego a Centroamerica,
en un recorrido accidentado. Fotos de su
viaje aparecen en la primera pagina de
esta edici6n (en ingl6s).




Se llama Esme Rochester y realize uno de los trabajos mAs interesantes a que puede dedi-
carse una dama en el Taller de Pintura de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento en Crist6bal.
La sefiorita Rochester trabaja pintando letreros. AIlI, perdida en el mont6n de tableros,
marcos, moldes, potes de pinturas y letras estaba un dia, al igual que lo ha estado durante
los l6timos 16 afios, cuando el Gobernador Fleming visit el taller. Al senior Fleming le
Uam6 poderosamente la atenci6n el trabajo de Esme. Especialmente porque es zurda.
Pero Esme, nacida en Col6n, criada en France Field y resident actualmente en la segunda
ciudad del Istmo, tiene otras facetas interesantes: viajar y escuchar m6sica de Beethoven.
Es miembro active del Club Altamira e intervene frecuentemente en actividades ben6ficas
y sociales de la Costa AtlAntica. Un persohaje interesante, con un trabajo interesante. . .

El pr6ximo martes 21 de agosto, tendrA
lugar la primera de una series de charlas
destinadas a aumentar los conocimientos
del personal ejecutivo de los nuevos regla-
mentos relacionados con el program de
cooperaci6n obrero-patronal.... Estas
charlas ilustrativas se verificaran tanto en
el Atlintico como en el Pacifico y son de
vital importancia para todos los que traba-
jan en el Canal. . Si su llanta se le
poncha en dia domingo, olvidese de las
preocupaciones. Los residents en la Zona
pueden hacer que se les arreglen sus llan-
tas los domingos entire las 8 de la mafiana
y las 12 del dia, en el Garage de Mount
Hope o en el Garage de La Boca. El mismo
horario se observa en los dias de fiestas.
Chistine Harrison, colaboradora
del REVIEW y del SPILLWAY, retornarA a
los Estados Unidos a fines de este mes.
Las competencias de nataci6n in-
dividual denominada "Junior Olimpics" en
las cuales intervieneri j6venes de Gamboa,
Gatin, Coco Solo, Balboa, Albrook Field,
Clayton, y Kobbe, se efectuarfn antes de
fin de mes en las piscinas de Gamboa y
Balboa y hay much entusiasmo por ellas.
Claude Duffle, ingeniero del ser-
vicio de aire acondicionado parti6 el dia 14
hacia Washington, con el fin de tomar un
curso especial en el "Cold Water Air Con-
dition General Service Administration" en
Washington, D.C. Duffie estarA en el Norte
2 meses y antes de viajar a Washington

.se detendrA brevemente en Fort Worth.
. Thomas J. Hannegan, Jr., su sefiora
e hijos, son nuevos residents en Gamboa.
El senior Hannegan, quien trabaja en el
Edificio Administrativo de Balboa Heights
es ingeniero mecanico. .. El em-
pleado de correos A. L. (Andy) Hendicott,
quien estuvo al frente de la estafeta del
Edificio Administrativo por 5 afios, recibi6
una hermosa carta de despedida, al ser
trasladado a Crist6bal. A nombre de los
545 empleados del Edificio Administrativo,
los ejecutivos le expresaron su aprecio por
la labor desarrollada al frente del despacho
en donde prestaba sus servicios. .. El
capitulo zoneita del World Wide Cycle
Club (Club Motociclista Mundial) don6 a
las bibliotecas de la Zona del Canal una
series de libros relacionados con el moto-
ciclismo. Ya lo saben los interesados en
la material. Tambien regalaron revistas so-
bre automovilismo. La lancha Anayansi,
del Gobemador, ha tenido destacada ac-
tuaci6n en el Torneo de Pesca que se viene
realizando en aguas del Istmo. No solo ha
servido para establecer nuevos records, sino
tambi6n para labor de rescate en un mo-
mento dado. . Informaci6n regular,
pertinente a los movimientos comerciales
canaleros estAn siendo requeridos mAs y
mis por los peri6dicos de PanamA. El
Heraldo Comercial acaba de abrir una
secci6n destinada a la Zona del Canal.

QUE el piso adicional del Hospital
Gorgas, que en los planes aparecia como
una posibilidad future, sera afiadido al con-
trato de construcci6n de ese centro de
salud. No sera pues, una posibilidad, sino
una realidad.

QUE los que visitan los Jardines de
Summit, pueden encontrar ahora venta
,de refrescos en ese sitio, para mitigar
la sed.

QUE los planes para la inauguraci6n del
Puente Thatcher Ferry se estAn adelan-
tando rApidamente ya que como se sabe,
la fecha tentative de inauguraci6n es el
12 de octubre.

QUE los estudiantes y amantes de la
lectura estfn encantados con la apertura
de la Biblioteca hasta las 8 de la noche.
El nuevo horario comienza el 18 de los

SQUE una solicited de los Consejos Civi-
cos se ha convertido en feliz realidad. En
el Area de picnics del Cerro Contratista se
habrAn de instalar pr6ximamente servicios
y lavatorios.

QUE una de las mAquinas de Selectro-
visi6n con informaciones sobre el Canal
de PanamA, ha sido colocada en el
edificio de la Asociaci6n Panamefio
Norteamericana, en PanamA.

Si usted se encuentra una carter con-
teniendo $220 en billetes de a cinco, en un
basurero, aqu6 hace . ? ACree usted que
puede quedarse con lo hallado, sin infrin-
gir la ley . ? Pues estA equivocado. Al
menos en la Zona del Canal. La ley sefiala
que hay que hacer una diligencia official
razonable, por encontrar al verdadero
duefio de la carter.
Aunque le parezca raro, asi es la ley. Lla-
veros, joyas, dinero, cheques, carros, caba-
Ilos, tranvias, bicicletas, lentes oscuros o
paraguas. Lo que usted se encuentre, tiene
que entregarlo a la Policia de la Zona del
Canal o a la Corte Distritorial.
Ahora bien: si usted quiere quedarse con
lo encontrado, tiene que Ilenar un formula-
rio. Si no aparece el duefio del objeto ha-
Ilado, a los 6 meses, entonces usted se
convierte en el propietario legal de su
hallazgo. No antes. Y sepa que si usted se
queda con lo que encuentra, sin dar parte
a las autoridades, puede ser enjuiciado por
hurto de propiedad extraviada. Eso le
puede costar una pequefia multa o unas
vacaciones a la sombra, por cuenta del
Estado. Especialmente si lo que se en-
cuentra tiene un valor superior a los $50.
Cumplir la ley tiene, sin embargo, sus
recompensas. Un chico que se encontr6
una buena cantidad de dinero cerca del
banco de Balboa y lo entreg6 a las autori-
dades, fue recompensado con $10 para
dulces, luces para su bicicleta y unos guan-
tes de boxeo, por el agradecido jubilado
que prob6 que lo habia perdido. . .

2 17 DE AGOSTO DE 1962

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