Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00012
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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 31, 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: VID00012
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Vol. 1, No. 11 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Company Friday, August 31, 1962

E. 0 RE- Q u N- --
AMONG THE WINNERS.-Balboa Pool swimmers who took firsts in the Canal Zone
Junior Olympics held at Gamboa Pool included Margaret Mahoney who set a new record
in the 200-yd. breast stroke. The Balboa High School senior also won the 50-yd. freestyle
event and the 200-yd. individual medley (mixed strokes). In the age 13-14 class, Duke
Wilson, center, came first in the 100-yd. butterfly and Matthew Manning, right, won the
50-yd. freestyle. Both were on the winning team for the 200-yd. freestyle relays.

on zone EnD TODAY
Month-long festivities throughout the
Canal Zone closed August 31, the date of
ceremonies creating the new nations of
Trinidad and Tobago. They began with
Jamaica's independence August 6.
The visit of British Ambassador G. E.
Vaughn and Jamaican diplomat Gordon
Wells to the Paraiso schools was a high-
light of Canal Zone observances which
included essay contests, field day events,
library displays, cruises through the Canal
for retirees, and the naming of streets in
Pedro Miguel for the three Caribbean
Islands. Governor Fleming and other offi-
cials took part in many of the events which
were sponsored by the Canal organization.

Banksiders plan a variety of new careers
'when they turn in their I.P. cards. John
B. Fields of the Housing and Maintenance
Office will study to become an Episcopal
priest, and hopes to be assigned to the
district that includes Panama, Colombia,
and Ecuador. Isthmian-reared Deacon
Fields, who was in the first class graduated
at Cristobal High School, has left for a
year in Puerto Rico at the Seminario
Episcopal del Caribe.

Governor Authorizes

Social Worker Program

The Latin American Civic Councils
sought it strongly. Governor Fleming con-
sulted with experts and then decided to
do it. Now it's launched-a Social Worker
Program for Latin American Communities.
A study to determine what the exact
problems are, and what present resources
are at hand to deal with them, is already
started. This will be followed by a
limited community activity program to be
expanded later.
An experienced, bilingual social worker
has been put in charge and is already at
her desk in the Personnel Division, Ancon.
She is Mrs. Georgina de Young, who
was born in Costa Rica and is a naturalized
Panamanian. She earned her B.A. in Social
Administration at Ohio State University
and her master's degree at Loyola in
Until recently, Mrs. Dc Young was an
associate in social work and community
development with the joint U.S. and Pan-
ama (AID) public health program. She
has taught at Panama University and in
1950 organized the social service depart-
ment of the Panama Juvenile Court. Her
husband, Dr. Rodolfo Young, is chief of
the chest section at Gorgas Hospital. They
and their four children live in Ancon.

Received by C.Z. Guides
Total -__-- 3,239
Miraflores Locks _. -. 970
(;atun Locks ..._ -- 193
Las Cruces (4 trips) - 400
Passenger ships _--- 1,666

UP THE LADDER.-Busy at his new desk is Cecil Springer,
now Chief of Procurement and Supply at Coco Solo Hospital,
a job to which he was promoted after 3 years of outstanding
performance ratings as a general supply clerk. Nine years in
stock control with the Air Force at France Field preceded his
employment by the Canal in 1951. At school in the Canal
Zone, he finished junior high. Recently he completed the
Canal's 14-week supervisory management course. For 2 years
he has been on the Group Health Insurance Board. Springer,
a Panamanian, lives with his wife in Colon. Off duty he finds
tailoring work a pleasant change from handling papers, and
his hobby is collecting coins.

Hello There!
Those new faces you
see around belong to
Shipwright Fred Ryan
of Lafayette, Calif.,
now at Industrial Di-
vision, Mount Hope;
Pilot Trainee John W.
Farmer, Jr., from
Wrens, Ga., now in
Balboa; Dr. Ruth B.
Schmidt of Pomona,
Calif., now at Gorgas
Hospital (E.N. & T.),
and Robert Kerr,
writer and ,editor of
Ohio via Florida, now
office. Rehired and
back in Gamboa is
Robert Lowery, chief
foreman machinist of
Elmhurst, Ill.

Steve Canyon
On Isthmus
Comic strip hero
Steve Canyon, man of
intrigue, is operating
on the Isthmus in the
strip's current series.
(See Spanish section.)

"A Public Office Is a Public Trust"

When Grover Cleveland, 22d President
of the United States, was in office he voiced
a concept of Federal, State, and municipal
service that has broadened with time.
One modern outgrowth of Cleveland's
belief that "A Public Office Is a Public
Trust" became crystallized in the Hatch
Act, which guarantees to employees of the
Federal Government the right to cast their
ballots freely without interference or
domination from either officials or fellow
To make sure that nobody exercises
pressure, Hatch Act regulations outline in
some detail what is restrained and what is
allowed. In a nutshell, regulations permit
the U.S.-citizen Federal worker to express
an opinion, attend a rally and contribute
money, but prohibit his taking an active
part in political management or campaigns.

No employee, regardless of citizenship,
may belong to an organization which
imposes upon him the duty to engage or
assist in any strike against the United
States. (Prior to employment, each person
hired signs a pledge on this point.)
Nor may he belong to a political party
or group which advocates overthrow of the
constitutional form of Government of the
United States. (A pledge also covers this.)

Because of the geographical and political
relationships on the Isthmus, the Canal

has prescribed additional policies regarding
participation by its employees in Panama
Panamanians may exercise all rights
guaranteed them by, Panama law, but they
must not engage in political activity in the
Canal Zone, or from within the Zone, or
during duty hours. They must not use their
Canal jobs in the advancement of Panama-
nian political activity. Nor may employee
groups on the Zone-such as clubs or
unions-engage in such activity.
Any employee elected to public office
in the Republic must terminate his job with
the Canal.
Non-Panamanian employees who reside
in the Zone must not engage in Panama
political activity of any kind.
Detailed information on these matters
is available at most Canal installations and
all employment offices.

.** On the ballfield, Michael (Slim)
Johnson puts down the white lines.. At
the Balboa Retail Store, Roberto Martinez
was given a sendoff when he retired after
20 years service. He'll live in Panama
City. .** Beresford S. Thompson, who came
from Jamaica 42 years ago and worked for
the Commissary Division, was feted at the
National Brewery before he retired to live
in the States. (See photos of all three in
Spanish section.)

Along the Banks...

FIFTEEN WOMEN nursing assistants at
Corozal Hospital who sought an opportu-
nity to study the operations and facilities
of another mental hospital were given an
opportunity at Matias Hern/ndez, the
national psychiatric hospital of the
SRepublic of Panama. Miss Liboria Rivera,
Assistant Director of Nursing at Matias
Hernandez, conducted the tour. Visitors
from Corozal included Dr. Felix A.
Delerme, Medical Officer; Mrs. Rosaura
Cardoze, clinical social worker; Mrs. Lea
Lane, hospital recreation specialist; and
three student assistants. *+ Rodman
postal clerk Frank Hirt found a long lost
cousin when he read that J. William Blatz,
director of organization for the American
Newspaper Guild, was in town for a
seminar on freedom of the press. After
some phone calls they recognized each
other in a hotel lobby, their first meeting
since Frank was 11-years-old. Canal
Zone Police Lodge No. 1798 was the first
union to qualify for official recognition
under President Kennedy's new orders
relating to employee-management coopera-
tion. Police officer Cato May is president;
Mack B. Hicks is secretary-treasurer.
master's degree in education will take Ellis
L. Fawcett, principal of the Junior-Senior
High School in Paraiso to Central Con-
necticut State College, New Britain, Conn.
He has a B.S. in education from the same
school, will be away for a year. Back after
similar studies at New York University is
Alfredo Cragwell, principal of the Rainbow
City High School. In New York he also
made preliminary studies toward his doc-
torate after receiving his M.S. in Educa-
tion. Another teacher who earned an
education degree in New York is Mrs. Julia
Adams whose B.S. is from Fordham Uni-
versity. She has rejoined her classes at
Paraiso Junior High. + * The Chief of the
Gorgas Hospital Pharmacy, Alexander
Egudin, has received an ad-honorem
appointment to the faculty of the Univer-
sity of Panama. Tendered by Prof. B. Lom-
bardo, Dean of the Faculty of Natural
Sciences and Pharmacy, the appointment
recognized his aid in lecturing on "Manage-
ment of a Hospital Pharmary" to a senior
class of 20 students. *+ On display at the
Canal Library-Museum on Gaillard High-
way are a collection of Panama drawings
adapted by batea painter Arthur Mokray
for use in this craft. The drawings are
available for copying.
Recent casual visitors on the locks
included a youngish man, whose questions
revealed a far closer acquaintance with
Canal design that most tourists bring with
them. Finally he admitted to a member of
the Canal Zone Guide Service that his
grandfather, President Theodore Roosevelt,
had a hand in the works. But he wouldn't
give his name, so he left without putting
;a foot on a red carpet.


Vol. 1, No. 11 Publicaci6n semanal de la Compaiia del Canal de Panama Viernes 31 de agosto de 1962

El Rostro Familiar

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riQui6n pone las lines blancas en el
campo de football .. ? Qui6n coloca los
blancos para el deported del arco y la
flecha . ? rQOuidn prepara el campo de
juegos para los torneos de pelota . ? En
los iltimos 18 aiios, Michael Johnson, cm-
pleado del Gimnasio de Balboa, ha rca-
lizado esta curiosa misi6n y muchas otras
similares, conectadas con las practices de
los deportees on Balboa. Su figure es cono-
cidisima, espeecialmente entire la mucha-
chada que se ha levantado on esa vecindad,
quienes le laman cariflosamente Slim.
(.No es acaso un rostro familiar on Balboa?

Venderan los Ferries
Despu6s de 30 ailos de servicio sertn
\eln(lddos los ferries Presidente Amador y
President Roosevelt, ya que al ser abierto
al trnsito tide vehiculos el nuevo Puente
Thatcher Ferry sobre el Canal, no habrai
mis necesidad de ellos. Los dos vrejos
ferries fueron construidos en 1931 por la
anti.ua Di\isi(n lMooenica del Canal de



,Ha leido usted alguna vez las c6micas de Steve Canyon . ? Ese rubio aventurero que se
mete en lios en la Malasia, al igual que en el Africa o la Patagonia . ? Pues ahora esta
en el Canal. Si; como lo ven. Steve Canyon acaba de comenzar una aventura excitante en
el Istmo y en las primeras tiras de la misma, creada por Milton Caniff authorr de "Terry y
los Piratas") se le ve, indistintamente, en las Esclusas, Albrook Field, el Hotel El Panamai
y otros sitios conocidos. Abra pues el ojo, o alguno de estos dias sale usted en las c6micas.



Un ambicioso program de Asistencia
Social para la Zona del Canal acaba de
iniciarse bajo la direcci6n de la I'i..- tici ;
professional seilora Georgina de Young,
segin so inform en fucntes officials del
Canal de Panam'A.
La finalidad de este program, en el
cual tomarin part active trabajadoras so-
ciales, es determinar los problems de las
comunidades latinoamericanas; sugestion
de soluciones y desarrollo de un program
lde asisteneia social y coordinacion de pro-
gramas oxistentes relatives a la salubri-
dad, educaci6n, etc., a fin de contribuir al
avanc de e planes ya existentes para un
Inejor desarrollo de csas comunidades.
I.a sefora de Young (esposa del Dr.
Iodolfo Young) fue selccionada para di-

rigir esta nueva seccidn adscrita a la Divi-
sion de Personal, por sus altas capacidades
y recomendaciones. En el pasado trabaj6
en Panama con el Ministerio de Previsi6n
Social y Salud Piblica, en done ocup6
destacada posici6n.
Las laborers de este departamento de
tralajadoras sociales irian aumentando pau-
latinalmente, nmotivo por el cual es faicil
deducir q(ne en tll future no lejano, consti-
tuiri la solulcin inmnediata de inn series de
problems existentes on las comunidades
l.ai r aci(on dc esta nueva seecion repre-
sentua, indudablemente, un nuevo paso
efectivo hacia cl mejoramiento de esass co-
mnuidadels, a las cuales esti dedicando
today so atcnei6n la AdministraciAn del


Los compafieros de labores de Beresford
S. Thompson, le dieron recientemente una
fiestecita de despedida en la cual le hicie-
ron un regalo, con motivo de su jubilaci6n.
El senior Thompson nacido en Elizabeth,
Jamaica, lleg6 al Istmo en 1928 y durante
34 ailos trabaj6 en la Divisi6n de Comi-
sariatos. En la foto aparece el senior
Thompson con miembros de su familiar,
durante el aigape.

QUE los miembros del Ballet Bolshoi que
visitaron el Canal el sabado pasado, fueron
deleitados a trav6s del viaje por el Corte,
con misica tipica panameiia, facilitada por
los muchachos del Servicio de Guias. . .
QUE 15 damas, asistentes de enferme-
ras, del Hospital de Corozal, tuvieron la
oportunidad de ampliar sus conocimien-
tos en una visit que hicieron al Retiro
de Matias Hernfndez en Panama. Entre
los visitantes de Corozal estaban el
Dr. F6lix Delerme, la sefiora Rosaura
Cardoze y la sefiora Lea Lane, asi como
tambi6n tres estudiantes.
EN PANAMA fueron atendidas con toda
cordialidad por la sefiorita Liboria Rivera,
una de las enfermeras jefes del Retiro de
Matias HernAndez, quien se desvivi6 en
atenciones para los visitantes.

LA PRIMERA uni6n local que ha sido
reconocida bajo las nuevas 6rdenes del
President Kennedy sobre relaciones
obreros-patronales, ha sido la de la Poli-
cia de la Zona del Canal, que lleva el
nimero 1798. Su president es el official
Cato May y el secretario Mack B. Hicks.
0 0 0
ELLIS L. FAWCETT, director del Junior-
Senior High School en Paraiso, viajara al
Central Connecticut State College, en New
Britain, Connecticut, con el fin de adquirir
un grado superior en enseiianza. Casual-
mente, Alfredo Cragwell, director de la
Escuela Superior de Rainbow City, acaba
de retornar de Nueva York de tomar un
curso similar. Al igual quo Cragwell, la
sefiora Julia Adams, de la Escuela Superior
de Paraiso, estuvo en Nueva York cursando
studios especiales y ya se encuentra de
nuevo al frente de su clase.

Roberto Martinez, empleado tambi6n
con la Divisi6n de Comisariatos durante
20 afios, es otro que se jubila. Original-
mente trabaj6 en el Comisariato Tivoli,
pero luego fue trasladado al Almac6n de
Balboa, en donde ha permanecido hasta
su jubilaci6n el 18 de este mes. Con tal
motive le dieron una fiestecita en donde
tambi6n se le hizo entrega de un obsequio
por parte de sus numerosos compaiieros.

Un Mes Jubiloso Llega

A su fin

La Independencia de Jamaica, Trinidad
y Tobago fue celebrada con entusiasmo
durante el mes de agosto en la Zona del
Canal por los antillanos y sus descendien-
tes, con cuya cooperaci6n se construy6 y se
mantiene el Canal de Panama.
Hubo reinados de simpatias, concurso de
composiciones; torneos atl6ticos; trabajos
manuales en las Escuelas Latinoamericanas
de la Zona del Canal en honor a las nuevas
naciones; programs de television en la
Repiblica de Panama; paseos por el Canal
de PanamA para los jubilados y la coloca-
ci6n de places con los nombres de Jamaica,
Trinickad y Tobago en tres calls de Pedro
Miguel, en ceremonies a las cuales asisti6
el Cobernador Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
Asi fue celebrada la Independencia de
Jamaica, Trinidad y Tobago.

Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias
Agosto 13 al 19 de 1962
Gran Total_ - 3,229
Esclusas de Miraflores_____ 970
Esclusas de Gat6n _______ 193
Las Cruces (4 viajes) ____- 400
Barcos de pasajeros ____ 1,666
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

A la Orilla del Canal . .
El director de Farmacia del Hospital
Gorgas, Alexander Egudin, acaba de ser
distinguido con un sefialado honor, de parte
de la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y
Farmacia de la Universidad de Panama,
en atenci6n a su charla sobre "Direcci6n
de la Farmacia de un Hospital." La dis-
tinci6n le fue hecha por el Vice-Rector
Bernardo Lombardo. . En el Museo-
Biblioteca de la Via Gaillard se exhiben en
la actualidad los dibujos tipicos de una
colecci6n del pintor de bateas Arthur
Mokray. Los dibujos pueden ser copiados
por quienes asi lo descent. . El caba-
llero que ven ustedes en la pagina 2 del
SPILLWAY en ingl6s es Cecil Springer,
quien acaba de recibir un merecido ascenso
en el Hospital Gorgas. El senior Springer
estarA encargado del almacenaje y de las
6rdenes de compra de abastos para el hospi-
tal. .. Banquete de pastillas se dieron
los chiquillos de Pedro Miguel durante la
inauguraci6n de las calls Jamaica, Trini-
dad y Tobago. El Gobernador Fleming,
los agasaj6 por sorpresa. .. Alfonso
Garcia Ruiz, es la nueva adquisici6n de la
Division de Escuelas Latinoamericanas. ..
* Nuevas caras se verin desde esta semana
en la Oficina de Informaci6n. . El
arquitecto Enrique Castillo Malek es el
autor del disefio del Circulo Stevens, que
se levantarA en homenaje a este ingeniero
civil que tanto hizo por organizer la cons-
trucci6n del Canal. . John B. Fields,
quien laborara en la Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento de Casas se convirti6 en pastor
episcopal, al jubilarse hace poco ....


La Political ...

S. y Otras Cosas
Los empleados residents de la Zona del
Canal que sean ciudadanos panameiios
podrAn ejercer sus derechos politicos cons-
titucionales conform a la ley panamena.
Se podrin afiliar al partido politico de su
escogimiento. Podrin asistir a reuniones
political y tendran libertad de votar en
todos los comicios electorales sin arriesgar
su posici6n en la Compafiia y Gobierno.
Pero deben saber que ningfn empleado
podra participar en actividades political
panamefias dentro o desde la Zona del
Canal. No podrin participar en actividades
political panamefias durante las horas
Ning6n empleado usara su puesto o posi-
ci6n con la Compaiiia y Gobierno para
la promoci6n de actividades political
Ningun sindicato obrero, organizaci6n o
cualquier otra entidad similar, organizada
y establecida en la Zona del Canal
podrn participar en actividades political
Cualquier empleado electo a un puesto
politico en la Repiblica de Panamri serA
obligado a renunciar su cargo con la
Compafiia y Gobierno.

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