Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00014
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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: September 14, 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: VID00014
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Vol. 1, No. 13 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, September 14, 1962

Marine Bureau Wants Ideas For Lead-Lines COLOfBIA GO-KART

Spacemen are reaching for the moon,
but the best marine engineers in the hemi-
sphere have not yet been able to dream up
a speedy, safe, and dependable mid-century
method of getting a lead-line (rope attached
to the steel towing-cable) out to a ship
approaching a Canal lock.
Marine officials have nothing against the
two men who come rowing out with the
lead-lines, then join one of them to a
heaving-line of very light rope dropped
from the ship to the skiff. What the Canal
wants is to replace the rowboat with some
faster, safe, and dependable method and

Let's modernize the
rowboat approach...

transfer the men in the rowboat to other
Many ideas have been offered. An
obvious one, to use a line-firing gun or
bow-and-arrow which shoots a projectile
to which the heaving-line is tied, has not
proved successful.
If any Banksider has an idea as to how
to get a line safely, quickly, and surely
between a lock wall and a ship at distances
up to about 175 feet, in all weather, day
and night, the Marine Bureau would be
happy to know about it. And it's the kind
of thing for which an employee could get
a suggestion award for a successful solution.
The Chief of the Locks Division, Chief
of the Navigation Division, the Port Cap-
tains in Cristobal and Balboa, or the Marine
Director will be happy to receive your
Or submit your ideas on Suggestion
Form 182, or in any formal way in which
the idea and your name can be kept for
possible beneficial suggestion awards.

Senior to other citizens who visited
Miraflores Locks recently is Spanish-
American War veteran P. F. Loughray,
hale at 87 years and on the Canal Zone
to visit his son-in-law and daughter,
Maj. and Mrs. Theodore Schoewe, at
Albrook AFB. Maj. Schoewe is Protes-
tant Chaplain there. Ex-soldier Lough-
ray served with the 12th Minnesota
Volunteers and was stationed in Georgia
during the U.S. war with Spain.
Visitors received by the Guides dur-
ing the latest full week for which figures
are assembled rose to a new high, with
4,854 viewers. Most of these (3,186)
streamed off four passenger ships. There
were 1,189 received at Miraflores
and 338 at Gatun. One hundred per-
sons made a Las Cruces Trip and 41
voyaged on the good craft Reina
Manuelita I.



Drivers who came from Colombia
recently for the First Pan American Go-
Kart Races not only copped all three top
spots in the main event but donated $200
-most of their prize money-to the Canal
Zone United Fund Campaign which
sponsored the contest.
With the first sizeable gift of the 1962
season in hand, officials of the United
Fund are stepping up plans for a series of
events to push the campaign.
On all 3 days of the races at which the
30 Panama and Canal Zone members of
the local Go-Kart Club were hosts and
competitors, enthusiastic rooters filled the
portable stands put up on the airfield apron
behind the Civil Affairs Building. The
six-member (five men, one woman) Colom-
bian team gave the Isthmians tough
competition at every twist and swerve.
Prize money for the event was donated
by businessmen of the fuels and auto-
motive industries in Panama. They also
took an active part in promoting the races,
managed by Philip R. Sanders, president
of the local Go-Kart Club.
As the Colombians boarded a plane for
home they unfolded plans for inviting
Isthmians to bring their Karts to Colombia.
The Theater Guild's production of "The
Dead Sister's Secret-A Gaslight Melo-
drama" will be the United Fund's next
money-raising event. It will run from
September 19 to 22 in the Balboa High
School Auditorium with C.Z. Tour Guide
Fred Bcrest, directing, and Leo Farlow
of Civil Affair's Bureau as general helms-
man. Other events for fun and funds will

Studies completed by the United Nations
indicate that the world's population has
raced past the 3 billion mark and is
increasing at an annual rate of 1.8 percent.
The highest rate, 2.7, of increase is in
Central America as well as in Southwest
Asia, 2.6. Lowest rate is reported in
northern and western Europe, 0.7

A DOG'S BEST FRIEND at Corozal is "Chiriqui," whose kindly hands have comforted
many nervous pets on the doctor's examination table at the Small Animal Hospital and
Quarantine Station. He is listed as a Medical Assistant, Veterinary, and his real name is
Aeurebiades Araya. But co-workers found the name of his home Province easier to
pronounce. He was born in Nancito, near the Interior town of Remedios. Chiriqui joined
the Canal in 1951, but previously worked at the same hospital for a concessionaire. In
Panama City, he dwells near Cinco de Mayo Plaza with his wife and five youngsters.
He's a movie fan and enjoys cockfights, especially when he backs his own rooster in the pit.

Apprentice Training Ends
In Employment For
Meat Cutters
Five young Panamanians who entered
Canal service as trainees a year ago have
completed their training as meat cutters.
They now can carve a beef carcass into
commercial cuts or transform a pig into
knuckles, roasts and chops. Instruction was
given at Balboa Retail Store under the
direction of Supervisory Meat Cutter
Harry L. Seaman.
Graduation certificates were presented
the quintet by B. J. Elich, Acting General
Manager of the Supply Division, at special
ceremonies held in the store's training
The graduates were Newton Walker,
Ronald Chambers, Reginald Carter, David
Failey, and Hector Markland.
Completion of an apprenticeship carries
with it no guarantee of employment. But
all five of the current graduates have been
absorbed into the Supply Division in
regular meat-cutter jobs. This became
possible as other employees moved out
through promotions, resignations, and
retirements. (See Spanish section for

Now Burros W ill Ride
After a committee headed by Prof.
Manuel F. Zarate of Panama came to
Balboa Heights to invite Governor Fleming
and other Zonians to take part in the
Mejorana Festival at GuararB, it was
decided the Summit Gardens burros also
would attend.
For a change, the little animals who
earn their hay by giving rides will them-
selves ride-in state-to the annual folk-
dance and musical event. Workmen are
now putting finishing touches on a special,
gaily painted burro carrier.
In GuararB, the burros will find their
own saddles and a corral waiting. During
the 4-day festival which starts Septem-
ber 23 they will offer rides for the "Nifios
del Interior" just as they have since
September 1 for hundreds of kids from
the Canal Zone and the terminal cities
of Panama.
Each year scores of city folk interested
in Panamanian folk music and authentic
native dances drive up to Guarar6 for the
Mejorana Festival. Some stay a night or
so at hotels in nearby towns. There are
several hotels in Chitre, capital of the
Province of Herrera, a 25-minute drive
from Guarare.


Along the Banks...
.** NEW ISSUES of postage stamps
connected with the Isthmus keep collectors
busy. With both Panama and the Canal
Zone getting out special stamps honoring
the new bridge, another new stamp is a
21-cent airmail issued by Panama and
depicting the National Jewish Welfare
Board's Armed Forces Center in Balboa.
The issue carries in Spanish the phrase'
"Freedom of Religion."
*** LOTS OF PEOPLE had interesting
experiences on States vacations, but few
had an opportunity to meet and chat with
President and Mrs. Kennedy as did Adrian
McAndrews, sophomore at Balboa High
School. It came about while Adrian was
visiting her grandmother in Rhode Island.
Teenage reaction to the President: "He
was awful cute. And oh, he's so fit."
*** VACATIONING Zonians debarking
from or waiting to board the SS Cristobal
in New Orleans have begun to develop
a yen for the unusual brew of coffee served
in the French restaurants of the Vieux
Carre. Back on the bankside, some of
them asked for the makings to use on
special occasions. So the retail stores are
adding the famed French Opera and
French Market brands of mixed coffee and
chicory to their other stocks of this favorite
brew. It's a legend that in 1854 the vic-
torious armies of Napoleon liked the
chicory's extra flavor and claimed it gave
them stamina. Before being ground and
roasted, chicory is a carrot-like vegetable
shaped like a parsnip. It is grown in
Michigan. New Orleans people brew their
coffee strong, then bring a cup of milk to
a boil, stirring in the coffee to whatever
strength they prefer.
+** TWO NEW FILMS received by the
Safety Branch are available for loan. One,
"Checking For Injuries," demonstrates
simply how to examine a person for injury
and what to look for-before attempting
first aid. Designed primarily as a training
film, it is also useful for general audiences
to stimulate interest in first aid. The second
of the two 16-mm. films, "First Aid,"
presents basic skills taught in the revised
American Red Cross Standard First Aid
course. It shows care in such cases as shock,
bums, bleeding, broken bones, poisoning,
and other emergencies.
*** The Enterprise & Times of Brockton,
Mass., reported that a pen pal correspon-
dence with another high school girl had
resulted in a visit to that city by Janis
D. Spencer, a Balboa High girl who will
enter Junior College this year.
,** FRESH FLOWERS are often to be
seen on desks in the Cristobal Port Cap-
tain's office and elsewhere along "Steam-
ship Row." Most often they come from
the hands of Charles Greenaway, whose
picture with some of the flowers he loves
and sells is in the Spanish section.

arrival date posted for the NS Savannah,
the world's first nuclear-powered merchant
ship, is Tuesday, September 18. Watch for
later postings on southbound Canal transit
for the Savannah. She's on her way to the
Seattle World's Fair.

Vol. 1, No. 13 Publicaci6n semanal del Canal de Panam6 Viernes 14 de septiembre de 1962

MUY VISITADOS Gnese un Premio

LOS BURRITOS... Ideando Nueva Forma de
Muy activos han estado los graciosos
burritos que, para solaz y esparcimiento
de la nifiez, fueran puestos en servicio ena a
los jardines de Summit, recientemente, por I
d isnosidcin del Cobemador Fleming.

Durante el fin de semana comprendido
entire el 19 y el 3 de los corrientes, 326
alborozadas criaturas de PanamA y de la
Zona del Canal, tuvieron oportunidad de
cabalgar en los pollinos; desde entonces los
pequeios jinetes han sido tantos que ya
pasan del medio miller.
Pero no solo los nifios de esta Area serin
quienes tengan ocasi6n de divertirse con
los diminutos jumentos ya que estos pro-
yectan "hacer turismo," viajando a Gua-
rare para asistir a la Fiesta de la Mejorana,
entire el 23 y el 27 de este mes, estrenando
un c6modo cami6n en su travesia al interior,
donde la chiquilleria podrA, tambi6n, rego-
cijarse cabalgando en el lomo de los
burritos de Summit.

La Era Interplanetaria nos aproxima al
planet Venus pero ello no implica que-en
otros aspects del acontecer humano-no
andemos bastante retrasados.
Consideremos, por ejemplo, el hecho de
que los mAs calificados ingenieros navales
no han podido-ain dar con un medio mis
viable, rapido y seguro de hacer legar el
cable-guia abordo de las naves que se
aproximan a las esclusas. (Foto en la secci6n
Hasta ahora ese cable consistente en una
soga delgada) es llevada por dos mariners
en un botecito que se arrima al barco de
donde se deja caer otra soga-mAs gruesa-
para ser atada en el esquife al cable-guia y
poder, hecho esto, tirar del barco, utili-


Cinco j6venes panamefios recibieron, de manos de B. J. Elich, quien funge como Gerente
General de la Divisi6n de Abastos, Certificados que los acreditan como Destazadores de
Reses, despu6s de un afio de studio bajo la direcci6n del Superintendente Harry L. Seaman.
Gracias a que se produjeran vacantes debido a ascensos, jubilaciones y dimisiones, los cinco
j6venes entraron a trabajar con la Divisi6n de Abastos al graduarse. En la grAfica aparecen
(de izquierda a derecha) David Failey, Ronald Chambers, Reginald Carter y Hector Mark-
land; falta el quinto, Newton Walker. El superintendent Harry L. Seaman los observe.

zando los cables de acero de las "mulas
Este procedimiento es el que se desearia
mejorar, remplazAndolo por otro mAs rApido
y seguro.
Se han ensayado algunos, inclusive el
disparar un proyectil o flecha a la que va
atada la soga que hace de cable-guia, pero
ni este ha sido encontrado efectivo o
Si usted, lector, puede idear una forma
de hacer legar el cable-guia desde la plata-
forma de las esclusas a una nave que
podria hallarse hasta a 175 pies de distan-
cia, y esa forma resultase efectiva bajo
cualesquiera condiciones de tiempo y de
dia o de noche, ofrezca su proyecto a la
Direcci6n de Marina que se alegria de
considerarlo. Podria, caso de ser adoptada
su idea, hacerse acreedor a un premio.
El Jefe de la Divisi6n de Esclusas, el
de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n, el Director
de Marina y los Capitanes de Puerto de
Balboa y Crist6bal estarian encantados de
recibir sus sugestiones.
Tambi6n podria usted utilizar los for-
mularios 182, para someter sus ideas,
teniendo buen cuidado de exponerla clara-
mente y dejando constancia de su nombre
y direcci6n para en caso de que resultare
premiado por su benefica sugesti6n.

Estudios realizados por las Naciones
Unidas sefialan que la poblaci6n del mundo
ha sobrepasado los 3,000 millones de habi-
tantes y que el ritmo de crecimiento es
de 1.8 por ciento annual. El nivel de
aumento mAs elevado 2.7, se registra en
Centro America y el Sudoeste de Asia, 2.6,
y el mAs bajo en el norte y occidente de
Europa, 0.7.

Las mujeres no solo viven mAs que los
hombres en la mayoria de los paises sino
que su promedio de mortalidad es mis

Volantes Colombianos dan

$200 Para el Fondo Unido

El Rostro Familiar

Los "volantes" colombianos que parti-
ciparon en las primeras carreras Panameri-
canas de carritos "Go-Kart" no solo
conquistaron los tres primeros puestos del
event principal, sino que donaron casi
todo el premio-$200-a la Campafia para
el Fondo Unido de la Zona del Canal, que
habia auspiciado las competencias.
Con esta primera y substantial donaci6n
en mufieca, funcionarios del Fondo Unido
estAn activando planes para una series de
events para impulsar la campafia de
recolecci6n de fondos.
Durante los 3 dias que duraron las com-
petencias los 30 miembros de PanamA y
de la Zona del Canal que integran el equipo
local de "Go-Kart" fueron anfitriones a la

par que competidores, mientras que los
fanAticos y entusiastas Ilenaban las grade-
rias portAtiles erigidas detrAs del edificio
de Asuntos Civiles en el aer6dromo.
Los seis miembros del equipo colom-
biano (cinco hombres y una dama) ofrecie-
ron empefiada competencia a los istmefios
en cada vuelta y viraje.
El dinero para los premios fue donado
por representantes de la industrial auto-
movilistica y de combustibles en Panama,
quienes patrocinaban el event, que fue
dirigido por Philip R. Sanders, president
del equipo local de "Go-Kart."
Al abordar el avi6n de regreso a su pais,
los colombianos exteriorizaron el prop6sito
de invitar a los istmefios a llevar sus carritos
para competir allA.

A la Orilla del Canal COnVIEnE SABER...

*Cuando el primer barco mercante pro-
pulsado por energia nuclear, el Savannah,
cruce el Canal a mediados del mes, no
desconectara sus motors. La imponente
nave podrA ser vista desde las esclusas pues
no se detendra aqui esta vez, sino a la
vuelta de Seattle. En esa ocasi6n el
Savannah recibirA visitantes a bordo.
Aeurebiades Araya (foto en la secci6n
inglesa) lo mueve una gran pasi6n: su
amor a los animals. "Chiriqui," como lo
apodan, trabaja en la cuarentena canina y
de animalejos, en Corozal, desde 1951.
Deporte favorite: rifia de gallons .. !
* Un veteran de la guerra hispanoameri-
cana (EE. UU. vs Espafia) P. F. Loughray,
de 87 afios, visit actualmente el Istmo. Es
hu6sped de su hija y yerno, el Mayor
Theodore Schoewe, de Albrook Field, y
sefiora. Las ventajas del seguro colec-
tivo son extensivas a los empleados no
norteamericanos que desearen protejer su
* El Embajador de Su Majestad BritAnica
en PanamA, G. E. Vaughn, hizo una visit
sorpresiva a la escuela de Paraiso, durante
las celebraciones de la Independencia de
Jamaica. ... Recientemente visit las
esclusas un jovencito, cuyas preguntas de-
mostraban que sabia del asunto mAs de
lo comun. Esto intrig6 a los guias, quienes
insistieron en saber qui6n era. Finalmente
admiti6 que su abuelo habia tenido much
que ver con la construcci6n del Canal. El
inc6gnito era nieto de Teddy Roosevelt. +
Asociaci6n de Beneficencia de Damas del
Canal, harA llegar emparedados a los nifios
ahora, a trav6s de las escuelas primaries de
PanamA, como parte de su vasto program
de actividades ... .

El monto de ahorros realizados en las
operaciones solamente por los barcos que
utilizan el paso del Canal de PanamA, as-
ciende en el curso de un afio a $150

Agua desplazada para dar paso a un
buque-196 millones de litros.

QUE el 12 de Octubre a las 9 a.m. se
inaugurarA el Circulo Stevens en honor del
Ingeniero John F. Stevens quien tanto
contribuy6 a la construcci6n del Canal.
QUE al dia siguiente a la misma hora se
inaugurarA el Thatcher Ferry Bridge,
puente que une las Am6ricas, erigido a la
entrada del Canal, sector del Pacifico,
ceremonia que serA muy imponente y

QUE la Repdblica de PanamA expidi6 una
estampilla de porte a6reo, de 21 centavos,
series "Libertad de Cultos." Aparece en ella
la "Sinagoga de la Zona del Canal," pero,
en realidad, se trata del Centro de Benefi-
cencia Hebrea de las Fuerzas Armadas,
ubicado en Balboa.

Estadisticas copiladas por las Naciones
Unidas indican que en todas las regions
del planet los hombres y mujeres casados
viven mAs largo tiempo.
o *
Promedio del movimiento diario de toda
clase de barcos (afio fiscal de 1960)-27.8.

Flores para las damas y para los que desean
adornar sus escritorios, ofrece todos los dias
a la venta Charles Greenaway en el edificio
de la Capitania del Puerto y en la Oficina
de Embarque en Crist6bal. Esta cara fami-
liar esta vendiendo flores desde 1950
cuando se jubil6 en la Divisi6n de Muelles
y dice que sus mejores clients estan en
las oficinas de la Capitania del Puerto.
Con 78 afios de edad, luce todavia fuerte
y lleno de vida. Tiene 5 hijos y 12 nietos.
Naci6 en Monserrat, en las Antillas, y vino
al Istmo durante la construcci6n del Canal
de Panama. Para comprar una flor, Charles
Greenaway se la llevara.

Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias
Agosto 27 a Septiembre 2 de 1962
Gran Total _- --_------- 4,854
Esclusas de Miraflores - 1,189
Esclusas de Gatn ------ 338
Barcos de pasajeros (4)___ 3,186
Las Cruces (1 viaje) ---- 100
Reina Manuelita I (2 viajes)- 41
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

Con frecuencia nos formulamos esa pregunta. La verdad es que-a pesar de ya
haberlo publicado anteriormente el SPILLWAY-la generalidad de la gente todavia
no sabe que existen sitios de sano esparcimiento dentro de la Zona del Canal.
Pasamos a enumerar algunos:
LAGO MADDEN, con su mirador sobre el puente, Area para nadar, pesca, picnic
y posibilidades magnificas para pasear en barcos, veleros o canoas.
PARQUE GEORGE GREEN, reserve forestal impresionante y de rica flora.
REAL CAMINO DE LAS CRUCES, hist6rica via de la 6poca colonial por la
ciue transitaran pirates y conquistadores.
JARDINES DE SUMMIT, flora de paises asiAticos, africanos y de la America
tropical. Pequefio jardin zool6gico con especimenes de nuestra fauna; burritos para
que monten los nifios.
OBSERVATORIO DE MIRAFLORES, interesante y educativo.

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