Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00011
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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 24, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00098946
Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Succeeded by: Panama Canal spillway

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SPanama Canal Museum


Vol. 1, No. 10 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Company Friday, August 24, 1962

Red Tape Attacked By Refreshed Zonian
Just returned from a Washington pow-wow on how to analyze
and control. Federal forms, Cecil Kovel of the Comptroller's Office
has been passing along the latest tricks for cutting red tape at the
roots. Accounting policies and procedures are the specialties of
Kovel, who used visual aids during a 5-hour course that gave
eight fellow employees a chance to learn new ways of pruning,
combining and revising the paper forms Banksiders use every day.
Kovel will later discuss the highlights of his refresher course with
other employees.
The government form, it seems, is a wonderful tool if it doesn't
get out of hand.
Attending the first class were Charlie McArthur, Morris Waxman,
Malcolm Wheeler, Johnny Vaucher, Albert Hendricks, Helen
Minor, Curt Schwarzrock and John Martino from the Comp-
troller's shop, with William Wigg and Jerry Detamore from the
Administrative Branch.

SOME RAINBOW CITY STUDENTS studied island topography,
others took part in field day events to mark this month's national
independence for Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago. All Latin
American Schools which are in session had programs.

New proposals to improve
the present group health in-
surance plan for non-U.S. cit-
izens were discussed by elected
employee officials at a recent
meeting of the Group Insur-
ance Board. It was also decided
that non-U.S. citizens not now
enrolled in the life insurance
plan would be given the oppor-
tunity to purchase this protec-
tion for their families during
Also to be improved is the
C.Z. Benefit Plan covering
hospital insurance for U.S.

Music In The Cut
Any day now, you may hear
Panama dance tunes wafting
across the Canal channel just
as they did on the afternoon
the Reina Manuelita I was
Frank Azcdirraga of the well-
known musical family has
joined the Canal Zone Guide
On gala nights, there'll be
a portable organ aboard the
launch Las Cruces for his light

Verified . .
THAT areas grown up in
grass and bushes near the
Trans-Isthmian Highway Cor-
ridor are scheduled to be
cleaned off at once at the re-
quest of Rainbow City Coun-
cilmen who said the brush area
offered a hiding place for
THAT this weekend, start-
ing August 25, members of the
Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow and
the Palm Beach High School
Choir from Florida will be
on the Isthmus. Both will
make the Las Cruces trip, and
the latter will perform at Bal-
boa High School Auditorium
Saturday night.

Man And His Machine
Herbert Lindsay wrote finis
on August 16 to a 42-year
career as a bookbinder at the
Mount Hope Printing Plant,
working his last day at the
same paper-cutter he used on
his first day of work in June
1920. Mr. Lindsay, a Jamai-
can, will return to make his
home in the new Republic of



Can You Name This Man?
You see him on Cristobal and Balboa
piers because he is paid to go aboard
transiting ships. He is also employed as
a process agent for several U.S. and Pan-
amanian firms, and can accept legal service
in suits filed against these clients.
He held a degree in civil engineering
from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in
New York State when he stepped off a
ship in Cristobal and worked his first day
for the Canal just 55 years ago this week.
He was Director of Admeasurement when
he retired 39 years and 11 months later.
He was called back to duty for 7 months.
On his tie he wears the inconspicuous
bronze U.S. Distinguished Service Cross
for valiant service beyond the call of duty
in World War I.
Neatly arranged in his mind is an un-
matched file of accurate data about the
Canal and all its works. Do you know his
name? (For answer, reverse this page.)

.saum Suiddiqs a~Aud loj
sToM OH -sdiqs soSuassed preoq 2laminoal
pur o;lauamuzoo 'IIIS 'Aap pa0sJ s! aH

town of Pedro Miguel this week, three
streets were named Jamaica, Trinidad, and
Tobago in honor of the three Caribbean
Islands which gained their independence
this month.

Received by C.Z. Guides
Total __------------- 2,065
Miraflores Locks -------_ 1,370
Gatun Locks ---------_ 300
Las Cruces (4 trips)-----.-_ 395

Watch It, There!
Labor leader Raymond Hesch has
sounded the tocsin for all Banksiders to
watch their steps, driving wheels, swims,
and boatrides during the should-be-happy
Labor Day weekend. The idea is sponsored
Stateside by the AFL-CIO committee on
safety and occupational health. Hesch is
acting-president of the local CLU-MTC.
Sgt. Walter Alves, senior traffic officer
for the Balboa Police District, also has a
special work for holiday motorists: "Think
When You Drivel"
Motorists who dream along, Alves says,
thinking about romance, money, the rent,
the raffle, or anything except the job of
guiding a vehicle, cause most of the
accidents on Canal Zone pavement.

NEW DEAN SETTLING DOWN-Things were still a bit topsy-turvy this week at the
quarters of Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Latimer as they unpacked furniture and books upon
their arrival. He has already taken up his duties as the new Dean of the Canal Zone Junior
College. Both daughter Mary Louise, 5, and son James, 10, have been enjoying the
unfamiliar sights and sounds of the "Fishbowl Area" in Ancon. Mrs. Latimer and her
husband already read Spanish, so they hope to speak it soon. Their previous overseas service
includes Ethiopia, France, Germany, and Italy.

Along the Banks...
NEW BANKSIDERS in Gamboa are
mechanical engineer and Mrs. Thomas J.
Hannegan, Jr., and their five children, the
two oldest ready to enroll in primary
schools next month. He works at the Admin-
istration Building; got his engineering train-
ing at University of Connecticut; was last
with a construction firm in New Haven.
Heat, rain, and bugs here are just about
up to specifications, the family finds. After
all, they spent 2 years in Guam.
Revised voting pamphlets covering the
U.S. elections in November are in the
hands of Bureau Chiefs and Division heads.
More next week.
Motor enthusiasts are enjoying the new
Car Owner's Handbook (1961), by Floyd
Clymer and a collection of other Clymer
Publications books donated to the Main
Library by the Canal Zone Chapter of the
Worldwide Cycle Club. Books can be sent
on request to any branch or circulating
library. They are written in layman's lan-
guage and include manuals on foreign
cars, including sports jobs.
* SUMMER is the time for wed-
dings, but it is not often one family can
report three within 6 weeks. Such was the
case in the family of John and Yolanda
Diaz. He's an interviewer with the Central
Employment Office at Ancon. On July 6,
daughter Sheila was married, on August 4
daughter Olivia was wed, and on August 11
daughter Ligia took her vows. Then, to
top it all, the three newlyweds will-leave
Panama to live in the States. In spite of
this exodus from the Diaz household, the
home will not be silent, for daughter No. 4
and 3 sons remain to keep their parents
company for a few more years. * Every-
body knows the ginnup (mam6n) lady! But
how many of us know her name? Violet
Chandler has been selling fruit in the
Balboa Stadium and shoe-shop area for
15 years. According to the season, she sells
rose apples, plantain, limes, oranges, man-
goes, bananas, and peppers. You can find
her sitting in her usual place most any day
from early morning until evening. (Photo
in Spanish section.) * A decorative
addition at Coco Solo Hospital is Patricia
Fong, student observer in the dietary de-
partment. The daughter of Colon business-
man Ricardo Fong, she is a graduate of
St. Mary's Academy, and presently in her
junior year at Barry College, Miami. Patri-
cia can explain diets to patients whose only
languages are French, Spanish, Chinese,
or English.. * The second annual "Face
of Panama" photograph contest open to
any resident of the Isthmus closes
August 31. Entries should go to Head-
quarters, USARCARIB, Fort Amador.
Complete rules, entry forms and award
lists can be had at post Special Service
offices or from any of the Panama business
firms who have donated prizes.. * Former
Banksiders living near Denver, Colo.,
brought picnic lunches recently for their
annual roundup at the home of Col. and
Mrs. James A. Wier on the grounds of
Fitzsimmons General Hospital.

Vol. 1, No. 10 Publicaci6n semanal de la Compafiia del Canal de Panami Viernes 24 de agosto de 1962

El Rostro Familiar


El intense papeleo propio de toda admi-
nistraci6n gubernamental puede ser dis-
.,1i.i | >|-I m minuido considerablemente, gracias a un
cursillo torado recientemente por Cecil
-'L . --* Kovel de la Oficina del Contralor. El senior
Kovel acaba de regresar de Washington en
donde estuvo estudiando procedimien-
tos de anAlisis y control de formularios
Su entrenamiento ha sido compartido por
otras ocho personas de la organizaci6n, a
quienes ha dictado un curso de 6 horas
S para aprender a revisar, combinar y elimi-
nar formularios. Entre los que concurrieron
a la primera clase se encontraban Charlie
McArthur, Morris Waxman, Malcolm
:.;,. l."-- Wheeler, Johnny Vaucher, Albert Hen-
?i',- 1dricks, Helen Minor, Curt Schwarzrock y
John Martino de la Contraloria y William
Wigg y Jerry Detamore, de la secci6n
1 administrative.

Mangos, guineos, plitanos, mamones, mameyes, papayas, cualquier fruta que est6 en
temporada la ofrece desde hace mis de 15 afios, en su rinconcito al lado del Estadio de
Balboa y de la zapateria, esta sefiora. Los residents de la Zona del Canal la conocen per-
fectamente y su rostro es familiar para todos. 8Se llama? Violeta Chandler. Parad6jicamente,
vende de todo . menos violetas.

Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias En reciente reuni6n celebrada por los
miembros de la Directiva de Seguros Co-
Agosto 6 a 12 de 1962 lectivos, se discutieron nuevas proposicio-
Gran Total ----- 2,065 nes para mejorar el plan de seguro por
Senfermedad para los ciudadanos no estado-
Esclusas de Miraflores - 1,370 unidenses. Tambi6n se decidi6 que los
ciudadanos no estadounidenses, ahora ins-
Esclusas de Gat6n _ _ 300 critos en el plan de seguro de vida, tendrian
Las Cruces (4 viajes) ..-_- 395 la oportunidad de comprar este seguro para
sus families durante el mes de septiembre.
Informaci6n suministrada por el Tambi6n serA mejorado el Plan Ben6fico
Se i de G s de la Zona del Canal que cubre el seguro
Servicio de Guias de hospital para ciudadanos de los Estados

Un periodista suramericano que nunca
habia estado en el Canal, tuvo la semana
pasada el dilema de su vida. No sabia exac-
tamente c6mo proceder para lograr esta
ambici6n largamente acariciada. Semejante
aventura requeria un poco de paciencia y
concentraci6n. dIria primero a ver al Em-
bajador de su pais, para pedirle ayuda . ?
Talvez el Embajador lo podria poner en
comunicaci6n con la Embajada norteame-
ricana. Alli, a lo mejor el Embajador le
podria conseguir un "pase" para poder
cruzar de la ciudad de PanamA a la Zona.
6Pero y quA, si los soldados, le impedian el
paso . ? 6Seria possible, logrando pases
militares, poder llegar hasta las orillas del
Canal . ? 6Podria 61 sentarse a la orilla,
como hacen los muchachos al borde de los
rios, y saludar los barcos que pasaban . ?
6Y c6mo podria entenderse con los habi-
tantes del lugar? El no habla ingl6s. Todo
este dilema lo tenia en la cabeza, hasta
que consigui6 que alguien lo condujera al
Edificio Administrativo. Su excitaci6n y su
sorpresa al ver que no necesitaba pases para
(Pasa a la pdgina 2)


F IOM nw-- of

QUE la historic de la ballena que quiso
cruzar el Canal, aparecida en las dos edi-
ciones. del REVIEW (espaiiol e ingl6s) y
cuya autora original es Eunice Richards,
recibi6 despliegue continental al ser
publicada por una agencia noticiosa
suramericana. . .

0 0 *

QUE las Areas y matorrales vecinos al
Corredor de Col6n, serin limpiadas a soli-
citud de los miembros del Consejo Civico
de Rainbow City, quienes se quejan de que
algunos maleantes se aprovechan de la
espesura de los mismos para hacer de las
suyas. . .

QUE el Coro de la Escuela Superior
de Palm Beach, Ilegara a Panama este
fin de semana. Sus integrantes conocerin
parcialmente el Canal, a bordo de "Las
Cruces" y luego se presentarAn el sAbado
25 en la noche, en el Auditorium de la
Escuela Superior de Balboa.

!Lo Conoce?

Usted lo ha visto en los muelles de
Crist6bal y Balboa, porque le pagan para
que aborde las naves que cruzan el Canal.
Graduado de Ingenieria Civil en el Insti-
tuto Polit6cnico Renssalaer de Nueva York.
Hace 55 aiios lleg6 a Crist6bal y empez6
a trabajar con el Canal. Fue director de
medidas, cuando se retir6, 39 afios y 11
meses despu6s. En su corbata luce modes-
tamente la cruz de bronce de servicios dis-
tinguidos de los Estados Unidos, por
servicios valerosos prestados mis alli del
deber, en la I Guerra Mundial. En su
mente guard cuidadosamente una series
de informaciones precisas sobre el funcio-
namiento del Canal. dSabe usted qui6n
es . ? (Para encontrar la soluci6n, d6le
vuelta a la pigina.)

soaoeq ep sUpUA!id
seau!l uo iequ~j, *soiauBSed ep soa oq sol
eBd pS!odsa auvpouaaseuoo A v sueauauaoo
'llIS 'A ap pay a;p vIq aeS mesandsaal

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QUE en el Hospital de Coco Solo, se
encuentra trabajando de observadora, en
la actualidad, la joven estudiante Patricia
Fong, quien labor en el departamento de
diet6tica. Sus valiosos servicios de traduc-
tora benefician a pacientes cuyos idiomas
son el francs, espaiiol, ingl6s o chino.

'QUE las integrantes del Servicio de
Guias del Canal de Panama, lucirAn muy
pronto simpAticas gorras que reemplaza-
rAn las que originalmente Ilevaban en
su uniform . .

o o o

QUE el nuevo Decano del Canal Zone
Junior College, senior Charles Latimer ha
desempefiado cargos similares en Etiopia,
Francia, Alemania e Italia.


El lider obrero Raymond Hesch, presi-
dente-encargado de la CLU-MTC en el
Istmo ha advertido a todos los zoneitas que
deben tener much cuidado con los pasos
que den, cuando manejen, naden o nave-
guen en botes durante el fin de semana del
Dia del Trabajo. Por su parte el Sargento
Walter Alves, official de trinsito de la Poli-
cia del Dfstrito de Balboa tiene una frase
especial para los automovilistas en dias de
fiesta: "Piense mientras maneja." Los auto-
movilistas que suefian much, dice Alves,
piensan en romances, dinero, alquiler, rifas,
o cualquier cosa except el trabajo de guiar
un vehiculo, causan la mayoria de los acci-
dentes en las carreteras de la Zona del

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QUE un informed extraoficial del
Dr. Shirokov (del Gorgas) quien se
encuentra en Moscil, apareceri en el
pr6ximo nlmero del REVIEW En
Espaiiol. . .

iConfundido, No?
(Viene de la p. 1)
entrar a la Zona; que no habian soldados
en las calls; que habia letreros en espafiol
tambi6n; que lo atendieron periodistas en
su idioma; que pudo conocer inclusive las
esclusas y conseguir material para un repor-
taje, es cosa hist6rica. Y la imagen que 61
tenia del Canal, se desvaneci6 s~bitamente,
para dar paso a un nuevo concept del
Canal de hoy.


No se sorprenda si uno de estos dias, al
pasar cerca de la orilla del Canal le llega
a los oidos una pegajoga melodia panamefia,
como si brotara de lo mis profundo del
Corte de Gaillard. Sus oidos no le estarin
engafiando: se trata de que Frank AzcA-
rraga (hijo del famoso organista panamefio
Lucho AzcArraga) estarA tocando para los
alegres visitantes del Canal que viajen a
bordo de Las Cruces.
Frank acaba de ingresar al Servicio de
Guias de la Zona del Canal y entire sus
obligaciones estA la de "echarle un cinco
al 6rgano" de vez en cuando, mientras la
c6moda lancha turistica transport a sus
pasajeros por el Corte de Gaillard.

A la Orilla del Canal ...

Herbert Lindsay termin6 el dia 16 de
agosto su trabajo en la Imprenta de Mount
Hope, cortando papel en la misma miquina
en que lo habia hecho el dia en que empez6
a trabajar alli en junio de 1920. El senior
Lindsay nacido en Jamaica, establecera su
residencia en ese pais, al acogerse a la jubi-
laci6n. Estamos en plena 6poca de los
matrimonios, pero result poco frecuente
que en un mismo hogar se celebren dos
bodas en corto t6rmino de semanas. Sin
embargo, en la familiar del senior John Diaz
y sefiora Yolanda de Diaz, tuvieron lugar
nada menos que tres, en menos de 2 meses.
En efecto, Sheila Diaz, hija del senior Diaz,
quien es entrevistador en la Oficina Central
del Trabajo en Anc6n, se cas6 el dia 6 de
julio; Olivia, hija tambi6n, se cas6 el 4 de
agosto; y Ligia, una tercera hija contrajo
nupcias el 11 de agosto. . Las tres irAn
a residir a los Estados Unidos, pero la casa
no quedarA silenciosa pues otra hija (la
cuarta) permanecera en el hogar de los
Diaz con sus tres nifiitos. . El con-
curso "Faces of Panama" (Caras de Pa-
namA) que con tanto 6xito se efectuara el
afro pasado y en el cual pueden participar
todos los residents en el Istmo, cierra el
dia 31 de agosto. Para entrar en el concurso
hay que mandar las fotos a: Headquarters
U.S. Army Caribbean, Fort Amador ....
* Las actividades relacionadas con la inde-
pendencia de Jamaica, Trinidad y Tobago
continuaron a trav6s de la pasada semana.
Sendas calls de Pedro Miguel recibieron
el nombre de cada una de estas nuevas
naciones independientes. .. Tambien
se celebraron actividades escolares (en la
primera pAgina del SPILLWAY en ingl6s
puede apreciarse reportaje grifico sobre el
particular) y transmisiones televisadas, con
alumnos de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas.



Becky Ridge, de 8 afios de edad, perte-
neciente al equipo de nataci6n de la Pis-
cina de Balboa, fue la mAxima ganadora
de trofeos, en reciente competencia de
nataci6n, en la cual participaron los
muchachos de Balboa.
Becky se impuso en las 25 yards, estilo
libre, para nifiitas menores de 8 aiios y
tambi6n gan6 en las 25 yards, estilo
mariposa, para niias menores de 8 afios.
La competencia se celebr6 en el Club
Campestre Las Cumbres, entidad que ex-
tendi6 una invitaci6n official al equipo de
la Piscina de Balboa para que participara
en los events de celebraci6n de su primer
aniversario, enfrentAndose a "Los Tigres
Cumbreiios"; los Olimpicos; Plaza Amador
y Colegio Javier. Becky logr6 para su
equipo dos lindas copas. La invitaci6n
hecha a los participants de la Zona fue
hecha personalmente por el Teniente Coro-
nel Rodolfo U. Castrell6n, Director de De-
portes del Club Campestre Las Cumbres.

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