The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
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Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights C.Z
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Panama Canal
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
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Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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IVol. II. No. 41

50 Years of Service . To World Commerce

Friday, April 3, 1964

CZ Health Bureau Rolls Out Red Carpet

For One 150-Pound Peruvian Manatee

The Canal Zone Health Bureau
has acquired one manatee.
The 150-pound youngster was
brought up from Peru by plane last
week. He traveled in a special man-
atee carrying case-a plastic lined
box filled with water-and given the
VIP treatment.
When it arrived in the Canal Zone,
the sea cow-or sea bull-because the
Canal's single manatee is a boy-was
taken to Summit Gardens and depos-
ited for safekeeping in the anteaters
Since the pond was only a bor-
rowed home and the feeding of the
ever-hungry manatee was keeping
Sanitation Division employees busy
providing aquatic vegetation from
the Chagres River, Summit Gardens
was a very temporary abode.
Bright and early Friday morning,
Health Bureau personnel headed by
Col. Robert J. Kamish, Bureau Di-
rector, John P. Smith, Assistant to
the Health Director, and a num-
ber of others started "Operation
It consisted mainly of moving the
husky youngster from the pond by
sling into a carrying box filled with
water into a truck which would trans-
port it to the Chagres River where
the mouth of a lagoon has been
fenced in as a special manatee living
The first problem was to get to
the manatee, who by nature is a shy
animal and not given to coming to
the surface for visits-even with
bureau directors. Under the direc-
tion of Dr. Nathan B. Gale, Panama
Canal veterinarian, the pool was
drained. The sea cow was moved
onto a tarpaulin and lifted into the
carrying box. Then the handles of
the carrying box were removed in
order to get it through the gates
of the large animal cages.
The ride in the truck to the
Chagres River was uneventful. But
Sit was touch and go when Mr. Man-
atee was lowered into a hyacinth
patrol boat.
At the inlet where the mammal is
to be kept for protection and observa-
tion, Health Bureau personnel were
frustrated to find that the water level
had dropped since the fence was
built and the fence, instead of being
at water level, was so high that the
manatee could not be lifted over. So
they went around it.
At long last, the Canal Zone's one
manatee was plopped out of the boat

Skin, Scuba Diving,

Judo Courses Offered
Registration is open for two courses
to be held at the Balboa YMCA.
One is a 10-session skin and scuba
diving course, with "Chico" de la
Lastra and "Pepsi" Poschl as instruc-
tors. The course begins at 7 p.m.
Monday, April 6, at the YMCA. Fol-
lowing the course all graduates will
be given the opportunity to join the
Balboa Diving Club, a recently
formed organization.
0 The other course is one in judo for
beginning adults. The course, dealing
with all the fundamental techniques
of judo, will be taught by Robert
Schultz and William O'Sullivan,
both holders of the 1st Class Brown
All interested persons are urged
to contact the Balboa YMCA for
further information.

and into the inlet. He disappeared
from view and probably is now
munching happily on the hyacinth
and other aquatic plants which clog
the river and provide the best
possible .type of manatee food.
The idea of bringing manatees to
the Canal for observation and study
was first suggested by Mr. Smith,
who noted that they were being used
to keep irrigation ditches clear in

British Guiana. The Health Bureau
also is interested in controlling a type
of pest mosquito which breeds on
the roots of aquatic grass. The com-
bined grass and mosquito problem
is greatest in Canal and Chagres
River waters at and near Gamboa.
For several months, the Canal
authorities have been trying to
acquire a pair or more of the sea
cows. Several offers have been re-

ceived from local sources but, to date,
the single manatee from Peru has
been the only one to materialize. It
is hoped that he will be joined soon
in his secluded Chagres River pen
by a young lady manatee.
Canal manatee experts do not
expect a population explosion even
with two or more young manatees
of the opposite sex. A manatee
produces only one calf each year.


High Expansion Foam Tested for Firefighting Here

"The Fire Department's using
bubble bath!" an excited employee
in the Panama Canal industrial area
shouted after a quick glance at a test
being conducted of a new item of
Canal Zone firefighting equipment.
"It's actually foam," Canal Zone
Fire Division Chief W. G. Dolan
explained-high expansion foam pro-
duced by a new type of foam gen-
erator brought to the Isthmus from
the United States for use in connec-
tion with general fire fighting here,
as well as for combating flammable
liquid fires and engineroom fires on
vessels. Use of large units of these
foam generators is being inves-
tigated for fighting flammable liquid
fires that might occur within lock
This type of foam is new in fire-
fighting circles. Originally, the pro-
cess was designed and developed in
England to fight fires in mines and
now has been adapted for municipal
and industrial firefighting.
Chief Dolan saw the foam demon-
strated in Tennessee in tests held
there last September.
High expansion foam has an
expansion ratio of about 1,000 to 1
compared with 10 to 1 for standard
firefighting foam. It can be generated
in thousands of cubic feet per minute.
The foam liquid is basically a deter-
gent. Foam is made by pumping
foam liquid into a water stream to
form a solution which is then sprayed
against a specially arranged nylon
mesh screen. Forced air blows the
solution through the screen, forming
Chief Dolan pointed out that fire-
fighters can survive completely sur-
rounded by the air filled foam, by
only covering nose and mouth, as no
protective breathing apparatus is
needed. Also, he said, electrical
equipment is unaffected by immer-
sion in the foam.

UF Annual Meeting

Scheduled April 14

The annual meeting of mem-
bers of the Canal Zone United
Fund, Inc., will be held April 14
at 2 p.m. in the Board Room of
the Administration Building,
Balboa Heights.
The principal purpose of the
meeting will be to receive the
president's annual report and to
elect new officers and trustees.
Each person who has contributed
to the United Fund is a member
and is cordially invited to attend
the annual meeting.




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Too much detergent in the washing machine? No, those millions and
billions of bubbles are high expansion foam produced by a new type of
foam generator during a test of an addition to the Canal Zone firefighting
equipment. Firefighter Luciano Laguna is shown operating the foam gen-
erator (top). Entering the foam-filled doorway is Firefighter Northon E.
Joseph, shown covering his nose and mouth as he wades into the foam.

Edwin F. Rigby 7

New Storehouse

Superintendent ,r

Edwin F. Rigby, new superinten-
dent of the Storehouse Branch of the
Supply Division, will complete 35
years' service with the Storehouse
Branch next August 2. Originally he
came to the Isthmus, while still in
U.S. Army service, to visit a friend.
After receiving an honorable dis-
charge from military service he
remained to start a Panama Canal Edwin I
He was born in Chicago Heights, Kiddie's Tra
Ill., but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
where the family moved when he Sunlm it "R
was a youngster. He attended
elementary school there and is a The Kiddie's
graduate of Crafton High School. been a popular
Rigby's Panama Canal service Summit Gardens
started with his assignment as a clerk be back on its
in the old Paraiso Storehouse on Summit Sunday,
August 2, 1929. Through the years operating there
he's held just about all jobs in the The train has
Storehouse Branch, he says. In tion this week
December 1960 he was promoted Youth Activities
to assistant superintendent. Since Fort Clayton,
December 30, 1963, he has been Tuesday and co
(Se Saturday.
(See p. 4)

F. Rigby

Health Benefits

Act Changes Add

More Coverage

Women employees, unmarried
foster children and unmarried chil-
dren who have reached their 19th
birthday receive additional benefits
under the Canal Zone Benefit Health
Plan as a result of liberalizing amend-
ments to the Health Benefits Act
which President Lyndon B. Johnson
recently signed into law. This applies
to all U.S. citizens who are eligible
under the Health Benefits Plan.
The changes in the Health Bene-
fits Act which are of major interest
in the Canal Zone are:
The U.S. Government contribu-
tion to the cost of family enrollments
of women employees with non-
dependent husbands is increased
from $1.82 to $3.12 per pay period,
the same as for male employees with
family enrollments. Take-home pay
for women affected by this provision
will, therefore, be increased by $1.30
per pay period and will be reflected
in the pay check of July 13, 14, or 15.
No application is necessary, for the
change will be made automatically.
Coverage Extended .
The health benefits coverage of
unmarried children is continued until
age 21, instead of age 19.
Unmarried foster children are now
included in family enrollments.
A foster child is one who is being
brought up in a regular parent-child
relationship and there must be valid
expectation that such relationship
will continue until the child reaches
adulthood. Application for such
coverage is not necessary, but the
foster child status may have to be
proved when a claim for benefits
is made.
If an employee has a child in the
19 to 21-year age bracket covered by
a private policy, the Civil Service
Commission advises cancellation of
such policy because the child's
renewed coverage under the self-and-
family plan was automatic, effective
March 17.
(See p. 4)

Absentee Ballot

Applications Sent

To About 225 Here

About 225 special applications for
absentee ballots have been mailed
U.S.-citizen employees of the Canal
organization in response to their
requests to the Office of the Deputy
Personnel Director (Staff) in the
Administration Building, Balboa
U.S. employees interested in
obtaining absentee ballots still have
time to obtain such ballots for the
general elections on November 3,
and may call at the Office of the
Deputy Personnel Director (Staff)
or may telephone Balboa 2625. The
application will be mailed upon
John A. Michaelis, notary public,
located in the Magistrate Court,
Balboa, telephone Balboa 2821, has
volunteered his services free of
charge for the notarizing of absentee
ballots. Other notaries are listed in
the yellow pages of the telephone

ain Back on

an" Sunday
Train which has
addition to the
attractions will
regular run at
but will not be
been in opera-
at the annual
Council Fair at
which opened
ntinues through




April 3, 1964

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U.S. Air Forces' Southern Command Band.

Air Force Band Will Present Two

Sunday Concerts at Summit Gardens

The U.S. Air Forces' Southern
Command Band from Albrook Air
Force Base will present two
Sunday-afternoon concerts at Summit
Gardens in April.
The concerts, featuring marches,
concert music, selections from Broad-
way shows and popular tunes, will
be held April 5 and 19 at 2 p.m.
Capt. Melvin A. Huyett, com-
mander of the band, will direct the

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35-piece group, which last year
presented a series of concerts in
Latin American countries before an
audience totaling more than 1/2
million persons.
Capt. Huyett, who has a bachelor
of science degree in music educa-
tion from the University of Mary-
land, has served with Air Force
bands in Washington, D.C. and
Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

Gene Frauenheim, outstanding accounting student in the Canal Zone
College, gets a load of U.S. Federal income tax books from Valentine Lynch,
Deputy Staff Finance and Accounting Officer of the U.S. Southern Com-
mand and President of the Federal Government Accountant's Association.
The books are given each year by the Canal Zone College to the outstanding
student in accounting and finance.

Shop Course Survey

To Determine Interest
A survey is to be conducted in
the Canal Zone U.S. junior and
senior high schools in April to deter-
mine possible interest in a shop
course for the students during the
coming summer vacation. Forms will
be distributed in the schools and are
to be completed and signed by the
students' parents.
The survey also is to determine
whether the shop course, if sched-
uled, would be a credit course or
would come under the heading of

Crew Members Aid in Distribution

CARE's Goal: To Feed 35 Million

Crew members of the U.S.S.
Princeton recently found out for
themselves how CARE contributions
to the Federal Service Joint Crusade
are being utilized in providing much-
needed food for refugees.
When the carrier visited Hong
Kong in August, a score of her sailors
and marines volunteered to join
members of the local Kai Fong or
Welfare Council in the distribution
of 2,187 CARE Food Crusade
packages among as many refugee
families at the village of Sai Kung
Kau in the New Territories.

Contents "Basics"
Each family received a 10-pound
bag of rice and 3 pounds of dried
vegetables, both items purchased and
packaged locally by the CARE
Mission as part of the 1963-64 Food
Crusade, which, with related pro-
grams, will help feed 35 million
people in 33 countries around the
Most of the Food Crusade pack-
ages contain an average of 27 pounds
of dry milk, flour, cornmeal, edible
oil and other U.S. farm commodities
donated to CARE by our Govern-
ment under its "Food for Peace" pro-
gram'. Wherever necessary, CARE
adds meats, fish and other protein-
rich foods to the basic staples to
match the specific needs of each

Aid, Not Just Food
FSJC contributions also make it
possible for CARE to attack poverty,
hunger and want on other fronts.
CARE tools and Self-Help equip-
ment, from plows and implements
to school supplies and well-digging
rigs, are aiding the people of under-
developed and newly emerging coun-
tries to grow their own foods, to
build homes and schools, to raise
their living standards through their
own efforts and community develop-
ment projects.

MEDICO, which recently became
a service of CARE, is sending volun-
teer physicians and nurses to moun-
tain and jungle regions that never
knew medical service before, to fight
malaria, tuberculosis and other in-
digenous diseases, and to train local
medical personnel in modern diag-
nostic and treatment methods.
Total: $569 Million
During 17 years of operation,
CARE has sent $569 million worth
of American person-to-person and
people-to-people assistance to the
needy of some 50 overseas countries.
To all of them, CARE has sym-
bolized the friendship of the Amer-
ican people; it has at the same time
encouraged in them the trust and
friendship for us, as a Nation, which
is the foundation for enduring peace.

News is the backbone of Radio Free
Europe's broadcast operation. More
than a million words of news a day
flow into RFE's central newsroom in
Munich, West Germany. Reports and
commentaries come from RFE's own
correspondents in nine major Euro-
pean cities, New York, and Washing-
ton, and from freelance newsmen all
over the world.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles contained in it are made avail-
able to all interested news media for
whatever use they may wish to make
of them and may be reprinted without
official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILI.WAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Parade of Sports
2:30-Sports Spectacular
Track Meet,
Motorcycle Race
4:30-Chapel of the Air
5:00-This is the Life
5:30-Communism-Myth vs. Reality
6:15-Sacred Heart
6:30-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:30-Danny Thomas
8:00-Ed Sullivan
10:30-What's My Line
11:05-Encore: Telephone Hour
5:05-Magic Land of Allakazam
5:30-It's A Wonderful World
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00-SCN NEWS (English)
7:05-Navy Notebook
7:30-Dick Van Dyke
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
"No Resting Place"
10:30-To Tell The Truth
ll:15-Encore: Ed Sullivan
5:30-Do You Know
6:30-College Bowl
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00-SCN NEWS (English)
7:05-Armed Forces News
7:15-Pat Markun Show
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Jimmy Dean Show
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Norman Conquest"
10:30-I've Got A Secret
Dick Van Dyke
Danny Thomas
5:05-Shari Lewis
5:30-True Adventure
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00-SCN NEWS (English)
7:05-The Thin Man
7:30-Canal Zone Jamboree
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-The Lieutenant
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-Mystery Theater
11:15-Encore: Hollywood Palace
5:30-Science In Action
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00-SCN NEWS (English)
7:05-Edie Adams Show
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Danny Kaye
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-Andy Williams Show
10:00-Sing Along With Mitch
11:15-Encore: The Lieutenant
5:05-Dance Party
6:30-Alumni Fun
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00-SCN NEWS (English)
7:05-Price Is Right
7:30-Candid Camera
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:05-Jack Paar
10:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
11:15-Steve Allen
1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:45-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
1:50-Captain Kangaroo
2:30-Saturday Double Feature:
"Norman Conquest" and
"No Resting Place"
5:00-Sports Time-
"Santa Anita Classic"
"Villanova Swimmers"
"Lucky Golf Tourney"
"All-Star Bowling Match"
5:30-National Education Television
i:.30-Big Picture
i:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:00-SCN NEWS (English)
7:05-Encyclopedia Britanica Film
7:30-Social Security In Action
8:00-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
8:05-Lawrence Welk
9:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9.05-Steve Allen
10:30-Ted Mack
11:15- )anny Kaye

Page 2



Capt. Melvin A. Huyett.

15 yeat V7o J e!

It was an obituary that really set you to thinking:
"Local man, age 36, dies after 15 years in hospital, following auto
accident in which he was totally disabled."
15 years of staring at the same ceiling; 180 months of complete
dependence upon others; 780 weeks of hope-erosion, with expenses
towering to crowd everything else off the skyline; 5,475 days of waiting
for the night; 5,475 nights of waiting for the day; 131,400 hours of four
walls, fading flowers, medicinal smells, useless sympathy; 7,844,000
minutes of vegetation with roots withering in hopelessness, spirit
shrinking in stagnation; 473,040,000 seconds of death before burial.
And probably because of some "little" fault that you might be
committing every day of your driving life. Such as failure to glance left
and right, or forgetting to check your rear-view mirror. Squeezing
one more trip out of bald tires. Crowding the car ahead. Leaning on
luck in a blind spot. Trying to average 60 on a 50 m.p.h. road, or in
50-m.p.h. conditions. Or just plain, blind assumption that the other
driver will do the right thing.
Death at 36 after 15 years of dying! Within that period of time a man
usually marries, has a family, climbs upward in the world, travels,
plays, begins to mature, enjoys a million sights, sounds, sensations.
Over these same 15 years, this man was a castaway on a lonely
bed-island. He absorbed tasteless food, slept a desperate sleep, suffered,
cursed, cried, felt the bitterness kink his insides into knots at such
ordinary sounds as laughter, free footsteps and hearty talk.
For every person who dies in traffic smashups, many others spend
agonizing weeks, months, lifetimes of disability.
You risk this as well as a quick ending when you commit those "little"
driving errors. Do you realize this? Do you know what errors are yours,
and what you must do to correct them?
-From "At Home at Southome," a publication of Flexsteel
Industries, Inc., Waxahachie, Tex.

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April 3, 1964


Variety Spices Hugh M. (Scotty) Lynn's Life

Mt. Hope Employee Provides Safety

Messages Via Signs of the Times

"I'm the kind of guy who likes
variety." So says Hugh M. (Scotty)
Lynn, compressor operator at the
Powerplant at Mount Hope, in his
rollin' Scottish brogue.
Lynn, of Scotch-Irish and Pan-
amanian descent, was born in Glas-

Theater Schedule
Week Beginning Saturday,
April 4, 1964
(Air Conditioned)
Sat., 2:30, 6:15, 8:20-The Running Man
Sun., 2:30,6:15,8:25-Mon., 7:30-
Donovan's Reef
Tues., 7:30-Police Nurse
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-The Haunting
Fri., 7:00-Jason And The Argonauts
Saturday night-The Secret Fury
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., Bye, Bye Birdie
Tues.-The House Of Women
Fri.-Run Of The Arrow
Friday, Owl Show 10:00 p.m.-Timberiack
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-All Mine To
Sun.-Lovely To Look At
Tues.-The Mask
Wed.-The House Of Women
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Bye, Bye Birdie
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Marry Me Again
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Miracle
Of The White Stallions
Tues.-The Curse Of Frankestein
Thurs.-Born Reckless
Fri.-The Blue Veil
Saturday night-Many Rivers To Cross
Sun., 2:00,27:00-Mon., 7:00-Papa's
Delicate Condition
Tues.-The Last Train From Gun Hill
Wed.-Harbor Lights
Thurs.-All Mine To Give
Fri.-Operation Madball
Friday, Owl Show 10:00 p.m.-Woman
In The Dark and Case Of The Second
Saturday night-Mister Roberts
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Operation Madball
Tues.-Harbor Lights
Thurs.-The Last Train From Gun Hill
Fri.-Papa's Delicate Condition
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees
Saturday, April 4, 1964
BALBOA: 10:00 a.m.-Bundle Of Joy-
Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher: Full of
fun . full of laughs. .... Eddie
and Debbie in a happy mood. (In Color.)
(105 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Escapade In
Japan-Teresa Wright, Cameron Mit-
chell. (100 min.)
. DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Elephant Stampede-
Johnny Sheffield: Thrilling jungle ad-
venture. (90 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Everything's Ducky
Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett and
Serial Pirates Of The High Seas, chap-
ters 14-15. Final. (110 min.)
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-The Enemy
General-Van Johnson, Jean Pierre
Aumont and Serial Pirates Of The High
Seas, chapters 12-13. (105 min.)
GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-20 Million Miles To
Earth-William Hoper, Joan Taylor:
Science-action thriller and Serial Pirates
Of The High Seas, chapters 10-11.
(110 min.)

gow, Scotland. He left home in 1929
at the age of 23, with training under
his belt as a marine engineer, experi-
ence he picked up in the Glasgow
What makes him unusual? No,
it's not his bagpipes or his kilts.
"Scotty" Lynn paints signs for the
Safety Branch during his spare time.
An accomplished artist for many
years, Lynn has won numerous art
awards during his life. About 7 years
ago the head of the Industrial Divi-
sion, for which Lynn works, asked
him to paint signs with safety
slogans. All the paint, brushes, and
other materials Lynn needed were
Painting one or two signs a week
of standard size, Lynn, who feels he
has a "God-given talent," makes up
many of the slogans and ideas used
on the signs. Other ideas come from
a safety magazine which he receives.
Lynn is now working on a sign
which will have a duplicate in
Spanish, the first such attempt in his
sign painting career. The signs, when
finished, will be hung on the wall of
the Powerplant. Most of the signs
he paints are replaced by others after
a period of about a month.
Lynn has been with the Indus-
trial Division since his original
appointment from Washington as a
machinist in 1939.
Hobbies include reading, painting
and model ship building. He once
built a full-rigged ship, from parts
he secured himself, which he now
has in a glass compartment at home.
The model took over a year to build,
but Lynn says he "enjoyed every
minute of it."
He, his wife, and six children
reside in Margarita.

9 Students Earn

Awards in Essay

Contest of DAR
Nine Canal Zone students have
won awards in the Panama Canal
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution Essay Contest.
The contest was sponsored by the
National Society of the DAR in
connection with American History
Month in February.
Fifty-five pupils in the fifth through
eighth grades in the Zone's U.S.
schools submitted essays. The sub-
ject for the essays was "A Revolu-
tionary Patriot."
Misses Barbara Bruce, Karin
Foscue and Shirley Fontaine, first
prize winners, each received gold
medals, and their papers have
been entered in a nationwide DAR-
sponsored history contest in the
United States.
Miss Bruce, a fifth grader at Fort
Kobbe school, wrote about Thomas
Jefferson. Nathaniel Green was the
subject of Miss Foscue's essay. She
is a sixth grade student at Balboa
Elementary School. Miss Fontaine,
a seventh grade pupil at Diablo
Heights Junior High School, wrote
about Samuel Adams.
Honorable mention students who
received certificates, and their topics,
were: Patricia McVay, Fort Clayton
(Nathan Hale); Paul Phillips, Fort
Clayton (John Paul Jones); Lynne
Friedman, Fort Kobbe (George
Washington); Laura Seeley, Balboa
(Frances Marion); Michael Perry,
Balboa (Paul Revere); and Carol
Conyne, Diablo Heights Junior High
School (Benjamin Franklin).
Judges for the contest were Dr.
Dorothy Moody of Canal Zone Col-
lege (chairman), Mrs. Ben F. Smith,
Mrs. Samuel E. johnson and Mrs.
Carl W. Widell. All four are mem-
bers of the local chapter of the
DAR. The regent of the DAR on the
Isthmus is Mrs. Albert B. Abreu.
The contest, held each year in
February, was first begun in 1952
when Kentucky Governor Lawrence
Wetherby proclaimed February as
American History Month. The
nationwide contest began the next
year, both in the United States and
the Canal Zone.
One Canal Zone student has been
a national winner. Three years ago
Susan Flowers, now a student at
Diablo Heights Junior High School,
won a $25 U.S. Savings Bond.
Prizes in national competition are
awarded on grade and divisional
levels. The national finalist in each
grade receives a $25 U.S. Savings
Bond. Finalists on the divisional level
receive historical books.

Governor Fleming's Contribution to the National Health Agencies and
the Joint Crusade fund drive is accepted by Mrs. Margaret King, one of
the Federal Service Joint Crusade keymen. The fund-raising program,
from March 23 through April 30, is for the benefit of CARE, Radio Free
Europe, the American-Korean Foundation and Project HOPE.

Winners in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest are,
top row, left to right: Paul Phillips, Michael Perry, Laura Seeley and Patricia
McVay, all of whom received certificates of merit. Bottom row, left to right,
are gold medal winners Shirley Fontaine, Barbara Bruce and Karin Foscue.
Not pictured, Lynne Freidman and Carol Conyne, merit certificate winners.


By Eleanor Burnham

Day of the Arrow is a fine suspense
novel by Philip Loraine. The scene
is laid amid the sophistication of
modern life but with the ancient
traditions of a great French estate
to provide contrast. The wife of the
owner of the Castle Bellac plays an
important roll in this puzzling
thriller. A Scotch painter unravels
the mystery.
The Big Brass Ring, by Don Tracy,
is a novel about a man who was an
alcoholic long before he took his first

Unique Staging

Readied for CZC

Shakespeare Fete

The Canal Zone College Shake-
speare Festival will employ an experi-
mental stage which has been devised
to cover the length of the auditorium
with the proscenium stage at one
end and the rear balcony at the other.
This will consist of a center platform
and a runway.
The audience will be seated facing
each other with the action taking
place in front and to the sides of
them, giving the effect of actually
being part of the play by almost
having contact with the players. The
set has been designed to be used for
both plays by making changes in
appearance. This will be done with
lighting and by adding shields,
banners, torches and other effects.
An ingenious part of the construc-
tion will be pieces of scenery that
can be turned around for the dif-
ferent plays to change the setting
entirely. Thus, Venice will be
changed to Elsinore with great ease.
The set was designed by the well-
known Panamanian artist Manuel
Jose Ciervide.
Construction of the set will be
done by the students with the help
of professional carpenters who will
make the basic structure for the set
and stage additions. The center plat-
form will serve to hold the grave for
the graveyard scene in Hamlet. This
will require the use of a trapdoor
device which must also be strongly
secured when not in use.
With this type of staging, the
seating capacity of the auditorium
will be cut to approximately 200
people at each performance. Pro-
spective members of the audiences
are advised to get tickets early.
Production dates are April 21 through
25 for The Merchant of Venice and
April 28 through May 2 for Hamlet.
Tickets may be reserved by calling
Balboa 2380. Curtain time is 8 p.m.

drink. His early protected and pro-
perly sponsored life, his success in
the schools which he attended, and
his inadvertent heroism in World
War II all provided the background
for his downfall. This story is very
well written and has a haunting
quality. It's hard to put the book
down after you've started it.
The Naked Society, by Vance
Packard, may well be this author's
most penetrating book. As in his
earlier works, Packard examines a
characteristic facet of modern life-
the rapidly disappearing right of
privacy of the individual-and finds
its ramifications alarming. Packard
has written The Hidden Persuaders,
The Status Seekers, and The Waste
Makers-all best sellers.
Charlotte, a Diary in Pictures, by
Charlotte Salomon, is a pictorial
counterpart to the famous diary of
Anne Frank. It is a collection of 80
color prints made by an introspec-
tive German-Jewish girl who was in
high school in Berlin when Hitler
came to power and who died in
a concentration camp in 1943. Char-
lotte tried to tell the story of her life
in paintings which seem to show
a hasty and nervous approach but
reveal sensitivity and talent. Each
painting has a brief explanatory
note written by Charlotte herself.
There are a biographical sketch by
Emil Straus, who was Charlotte's
friend, and a touching commentary
by Paul Tillich. The book was
published internationally in 1963.
Wagons West, by Leslie Turner
White, is an exciting novel about
a Boston doctor and his life in the
Wild West of the 1850's. Dr. John
Jackson, a sedate and well-mannered
young man from a proper Bostonian
family, soon develops ideas and skills,
and finds himself involved in situa-
tions which would have horrified his
former fiance but which to him
now seem both natural and proper.
The John F. Kennedy Mbtnorial
Edition, published by Life Magazine,
is an impressive tribute to a great
man. This issue of Life has been in
such great demand that it has been
difficult to secure copies locally.
Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Carl
Davis, director of the U.S.I.S., the
Canal Zone Library now has several
copies for circulation. Anyone look-
ing through the pages of this special
issue of the magazine will feel again
the sadness and shock which struck
the Nation at the loss of the Pres-
ident, pride at the pictorial evidence
of the smooth transfer of authority,
and gratefulness for the homely and
warm pictures of JFK and his family
which form the epilogue of the

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April 3, 1964

Executive Planning Staff Member

Granted Career Education Award

Gerard J. Welch, industrial engi-
neer on the Panama Canal Executive
Planning Staff, was notified Monday
that he has been selected for a Career
Education Award sponsored by the
National Institute of Public Affairs
of Washington, D.C.
"A considerable number of people
from many agencies were nominated
and competition was keen. My con-
gratulations and best wishes for a
year of study that will be all you
want it to be," said the letter from
Richard E. McArdle, executive di-
rector, that notified Welch of his
selection. Welch has been accepted
by the University of Chicago for
graduate study, at the start of the
next school year.
Program New Step
The Career Education Awards, a
program for public service execu-
tives, for employees of Federal,
State, and municipal government
agencies is relatively new. The first
group of 42 Career Education Award
winners entered on their educational
assignments in September 1963. The
objectives are to stimulate the early
identification of able young admin-
istrators, help advance their careers,
improve the public service by aiding
the development of potentially top-
flight executive talent, and assist in
building more effective communica-
tion between universities and public
The National Institute of Public
Affairs fellowship grant is in two
parts: a basic grant consisting of a
tuition-free scholarship, and a cash
allowance specifically designated for

Miami Herald

Being Delivered

To C.Z. Homes
Daily delivery of the Miami Herald
to more than 1,000 homes in the
Canal Zone started Wednesday. Sub-
scriptions are still being accepted but
delivery of subscriptions received
after March 30 will start April 15.
The arrangements for home de-
livery of the Miami Herald in the
Canal Zone were made in response
to requests of U.S. Civic Council
officers. The Miami Herald, includ-
ing the Sunday edition, now is being
delivered to Canal Zone subscribers
at the subscription price of $5 per
month. If more than 1,100 subscrip-
tions are received, the price per
month will drop to $4.50.
Subscription coupons may be
obtained from any member of a
Civic Council or from Carl A. Widell
at the Central Employment Office,
Building 363, Ancon.
Military personnel are included in
the Miami Herald subscription pro-
gram and additional subscription
cards will be sent by Mr. Widell
to any military group or office.
The completed forms are to be
mailed to the Pacific Civic Council,
Box 41, Balboa, or may be handed
to any Civic Council officer.

expenses incident to the scholarship.
As a scholarship recipient, Welch
will be given an academic year of
graduate-level study at the Univer-
sity of Chicago, will continue to
receive his usual salary, will have all
tuition charges paid, and receive a
grant which may be used for books
and other classroom expenses, for
assistance in relocating temporarily
at the university, and for other costs
not paid by the Canal organization.
Native of Isthmus
Welch was born at Gorgas Hos-
pital and is a second generation res-
ident of the Canal Zone. He attended
Balboa High School and was grad-
uated from the Chattanooga, Tenn.,
High School. He was graduated from
the Canal Zone College with the
associate in arts degree and holds a
bachelor of science degree in indus-
trial engineering from Oklahoma
A. & M.
He began work with the Canal
organization in February 1957 as a
valuation engineer. He had been with
the Panama Canal about a year and
a half when he entered military
service and was stationed at the
Engineer Research and Develop-
ment Laboratories at Fort Belvoir,
Va. He returned to the Canal Zone
and in July 1961 transferred to the
Executive Planning Staff as an
Industrial Engineer.
He is a member of the American
Institute of Industrial Engineers, and
of the Society of American Military
When he goes to Chicago in the
fall, he will be accompanied by his
wife, Grace, and their three chil-
dren: Kathleen, 5, Gerard, 4, and
Christopher, 2.
Panama Canal Bureau directors
and heads of independent units were
asked, last December, to propose
young career executives of high
potential for the Governor's nomina-
tion for a Career Education Award.
The nominations are restricted to
career officials being prepared for
more complex and difficult admin-
istrative and staff positions, espe-
cially those of a policy making and
managerial nature.


April 10-Sixteenth Annual Field
Night of the ROTC at Balboa
Stadium at 7 p.m.
April 11-Pet Show sponsored by
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, at 4 p.m.,
Balboa Stadium. Tickets: Adults,
$1; Children, 50 cents.
April 16-30-Exhibition of oil paint-
ings by Mrs. Mary M. Moyer at
the Jewish Welfare Board-Armed
Forces Service Center.
April 21-May 2-Drama department
of Canal Zone College a Shake-
spearean Festival. The Mer-
chant of Venice will be presented
April 21 through April 25. Hamlet
will be played April 28 through
May 2 at the CZC Auditorium.
Tickets: $1.25. Reservations may
be made by calling Balboa 2380.

Name _______________________________________ ___
Box No. --____________ Post Office _______
Town-________________ Street------
House No.___________---__
I agree to subscribe to the Miami Herald for a period of
1 year at the rate of $5 per month, payable monthly in advance
($4.50 per month if a total of 1,100 subscriptions are obtained).
With 1 week's notice, this agreement will be temporarily sus-
pended during periods when I am on leave away from the
Canal Zone. It will be terminated should I leave the Zone



Much of the success of the Pacific Minor League can be credited to the officials of the league. These unsung heroes
of the organization are, front row, left to right: Eugene Buonviri, Ray Burda (umpire) Bruce Lovelady (umpire),
Wilford Shaffer and Mike Braswell; top row, left to right: Archie Carroll, Edward Wilder (scorekeeper), R. W.
Coy, Jerry Mitchell, John Hare (honored guest), Boyd Ferry, and George Cain.

Diamond of Minor League Training

Ground for Tomorrow's Big Stars

Baseball is our national pastime I solvent by selling advertising signs

and youngsters in the Canal Zone
know this as well as anyone. Local
leagues run from American Legion
and V.F.W. to the Little League and
the Farm League. But possibly the
most important league of all is the
starting point for the major league
stars of tomorrow, the Minor League.
The Pacific Minor League was
founded in 1958 by Dick Coy for
the purpose of giving the boys who
do not make the Little League or
Farm League an opportunity to play
Even though the Minor League is
not affiliated with the Little League,
it follows most of the Little League
procedures and regulations. All the
boys in each league are from 8 to 12
years old. However, the Minor
League deviates from Little League
rules in several cases: no 12-year-
old pitchers are allowed, adults are
allowed to coach first and third
bases, and there are no substitution
From 1958 to 1963 the games were
held behind the Balboa Elementary
School. This year, with the assistance
of John Hare and Ross Anderson, the
league built its own ball park be-
tween the Pacific Softball Park and
the Balboa Railroad Station. In addi-
tion, the Minor League now has the
old Farm League uniforms.
This week a concrete fence is
being constructed from blocks con-
tributed by BLOKMIGON. This will
enable the league to be financially

printed on the fence.
Some of the sponsors change from
year to year, but two sponsors,
Fidanque Travel and Grace Line,
have been with the league since its
The season is currently in full
swing and many close games have
been played. Trophies will be pres-
ented to the winning team at the
annual party at the Elks Club
April 25.
There is plenty of seating space
in the bleachers at the Minor League
Park and everyone is invited to
attend the games, which begin at
4:30 p.m.

Horse Show Saturday

At Gatun Riding Club
A horse show will be held at 3:30
p.m. Saturday at the Gatun Riding
Club. The show will feature competi-
tion among approximately 30 young
equestrians from Fort Davis and
Gatun Riding Clubs. Admission price
is 25 cents.
This horse show, one of three such
activities yearly, will include, among
other events, rescue riding, western
riding and numerous competitive
Trophies will be awarded the three
best riders on an overall riding basis.
In addition, ribbon awards will be
given for the winners in each event.

Fourth Group of New Villa Caceres

Homes To Be Available This Month

A fourth group of newly con-
structed homes in the Villa CAceres
Housing Development located along
the Transisthmian Highway in Pan-
ama is due to become available this
month for purchase by Panamanian
citizens employed by the U.S. Gov-
ernment in the Canal Zone, it has
been announced by the Supply and
Community Service Director.
The group of new houses includes
97 three-bedroom type and 24 two-
bedroom type.
Employees who already have sub-
mitted applications for loans to pur-
chase one of these homes are asked
to call the Caja de Ahorros on Via
Espafia in Panama for information as
to when down payment must be
made and to ensure that all other
necessary documents have been
Those employees who have not
made application and desire to do
so may obtain application forms
from the Caja de Ahorros or at
the Balboa and Cristobal Housing
To qualify for a loan to purchase
one of these homes, an employee

must have an income of at least $175
a month. Included in this figure may
be the earnings of not only the head
of the household but also those of
a working wife and other wage-
earners in the household.
Applicants are required to provide
evidence of Panamanian citizenship,
a Panama "Paz y Salvo," a state-
ment that they do not presently own
a home, a cash down payment of
15 percent of the total purchase price
($675 for a two-bedroom and $795
for the three-bedroom), and minor
"closing costs."
The non-U.S. Citizen Pacific Credit
Union has again expressed the desire
to be of assistance to Panamanian
employees in obtaining these homes.
Employees lacking funds for the
down payment are urged to call at
the Credit Union to inquire whether
they would qualify for a loan to make
this down payment.
Panama Canal employees may
obtain further information on the
Villa Caceres Housing Project by
calling the office of the Supply and
Community Service Director, Balboa

Edwin F. Rigby
(Continued from page 1)

acting superintendent of the Store-
house Branch.
In 1951, when his son, Lee, was
14 years old, father and son, together
with two other Canal Zone boating
enthusiasts, traveled to the South
Sea Islands on the 72-foot ketch ,
Palmosa. They sailed from Balboa
May 21, 1951, but the yacht was
beset by rain squalls and storms for'
the entire first week out and didn't
sight the Galapagos Islands until
27 days afterward. The Palmosa
did not stop at the Galapagos but
swung west toward the Marquesas
and crossed the Equator three times
en route as she tacked back and
forth. After 6 days in the Marquesas,
the Palmosa moved on to Papeete.
The Palmosa, owned and skippered
by a retired British naval officer, con-
tinued on, but Edwin Rigby and his
young son waited in Papeete for the
French Line's Sagittaire for their
homeward passage.
Lee is now an Air Force lieu-
tenant stationed in France. He
married a school teacher in Charles-
ton, S.C., and Rigby expects to
become a grandfather in the very
near future.
Rigby's daughter, Kaye, is married
to a lawyer who is with the Securities
and Exchange Commission in
Washington, D.C.
His stepson, John Bundy, is a
senior at Balboa High School, and
his stepdaughter, Marion Bundy, aW
sophomore at Balboa High.
Mr. and Mrs. Rigby reside in
Diablo Heights.

Health Benefits
(Continued from page 1)

The right to convert to a private
plan without medical examination
applies to employees who leave
Federal service, or dependents who
lose coverage by marrying or reach-
ing age 21. There is only a 31-day
grace period and it is the employee's
responsibility to request a private
plan, for no reminder is issued.
U.S. citizen employees eligible for
Federal Employees Health Benefits
now have a limited "open season"
through June 30. Any U.S. employee
who missed a previous opportunity
to enroll in a Health Benefit Plan
may do so now. Employees also may
make a change, at this time, from
self-only to self-and-family in the
same plan and option. Proper forms
may be obtained from the Employee
Services Branch, Personnel Bureau.
The non-U.S. citizen employees'
Group Health Plan will continue to
provide benefits almost identical to
those available to U.S.-citizen em-
ployees enrolled in the Canal Zone
Benefit Plan. The Group Insurance
Board is negotiating with the under-
writer, Mutual of Omaha, to increase
coverage of the non-U.S. citizen
Group Health Plan.

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Vol. II, No. 41 50 Aios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 3 de Abril de 1964

Disponibles Nuevos Chalets En Villa Caceres

Para Empleados Panamenos En La Zona Canalera

El cuarto grupo de viviendas edificadas en la
modern barriada de Villa CAceres, en la ciudad de
PanamA, se ha abierto a la venta inclusive para em-
pleados panamefios del Gobierno norteamericano en
la Zona del Canal. El anuncio fue hecho por la
Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios Comunales.
Los nuevos chalets constant de 97 que tienen tres
recamaras y 24 con dos recamaras.
Quienes ya hubiesen sometido su solicitud de hipo-
teca en la Caja de Ahorros en Via Espafia, PanamA,
deben de acudir a la misma a fin de lenar los trAmites
correspondientes y enterarse de la cuantia requerida
como pago inicial y demis detalles del caso.

Los empleados que auin no hubiesen presentado
su solicited de pr6stamo hipotecario, pueden obtener
los formularios necesarios para elko, ora en la propia
Caja de Ahorros, o en la Oficina de la Vivienda en
Balboa o en la de Crist6bal, seg1in el caso.
Para tener derecho a un prestamo el empleado debe
devengar al menos $175 al mes, pero esa cuantia
puede consistir no uinicamente de lo que gana el jefe
de familiar, sino lo que gane su esposa, si trabaja,
u otros miembros de la familiar que con ellos residan.
Los interesados deben de presentar los siguientes
documents: pruebas de su ciudadania panamefia;
certificado de Paz y Salvo; declaraci6n de no poseer

bienes inmuebles; pago anticipado consistent en el
15 por ciento del valor del inmueble ($675 para el
chalet de dos recAmaras y $795 para la de tres).
Ademds de ello existen algunos "gastos menudos."
La Uni6n de Crddito del Pacifico, formada por
empleados no-norteamericanos, ha reiterado su deseo
de ayudar a los empleados panameiios en la adquisi-
ci6n de sus hogares. Quienes no contaren con dinero
suficiente para el pago initial, pueden acercarse a la
citada uni6n crediticia para lo concerniente a lo ya
dicho arriba.
Para mayores informaciones los interesados po-
drian llamar a la Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios
Comunales, Balboa 1825.

SRealizan Ensayo con Nuevo Tipo

De Espuma para Combatir Incendios

"Los bombers estin usando bafio
de burbujas!" exclam6 un empleado
del area industrial del Canal de Pa-
nama, al observer el ensayo que rea-
lizaba el Cuerpo de Bomberos con
nuevo equipo de combatir incendios.
"En efecto se trata de espuma,"
explic6 el Jefe de Bomberos, W. G.
Dolan, "una espuma de alta expan-
sibilidad product de un nuevo tipo
de generador de espuma, traido de
Estados Unidos para combatir incen-
dios asi como para fuegos de liquidos
inflamables o del cuarto de maquinas
de las naves."

IVino o Agua?
Se preparaba una celebracidn
triunfal en una remote villa en
tierras de Espaiia. A fin de asegu-
rar una abundante provision de
buen vino para rociar los mania-
res que se consumirian en los fes-
tejos, los hombres del pueblo
construyeron un gigantesco barril,
dentro del cual cada uno de los
aldeanos deberia verter una bote-
lla del mejor vino que poseyera.
"Si yo vierto una botella de
agua dentro de ese enorme barril
-se dijo para sus adentros uno
de los habitantes del pueblo-la
proporci6n serd tan pequena que
no se notard." Asi lo pens6 y asi
lo hizo.
Cuando comenzaron los festejos
y se destap6 el barril para servir
a los concurrentes, solamente se
encontr6 agua en el interior del
mismo. dQud habia ocurrido? Pues
que todos los aldeanos se habian
hecho el mismo razonamiento:
"Mi pequefio aporte no se notard."
Esta es solamente una simple
historic de las tantas que registra
el viejo anecdotario espaiiol. Pero
si pensamos un poco en ella y la
comparamos con algunos aspects
de la prevencidn de accidents
en la industrial, podemos obte-
ner conclusions provechosas. Asi
como era esperado el aporte de
cada aldeano de una botella de
vino, del mismo modo se espera
que cada trabajador contribuya
con su pequeiia parte para pre-
venir accidents en la plant que
desempefia sus tareas.
Solo de cada trabajador depen-
de que haya o no accidents.
Normalmente, el sabe COMO y
POR QUE no deben correrse riesgos
mientras se trabaja. El sabe tam-
bidn, positivamente, que debe
evitar siempre las condiciones y
los actos inseguros.

Se esta investigando la posibilidad
del empleo de unidades grandes de
estos generadores de espuma para
combatir incendios que pudiesen pro-
ducirse en liquidos inflamables den-
tro de las cAmaras de las esclusas.
El nuevo tipo de espuma fue ori-
ginalmente disefiado y desarrollado
en Inglaterra para combatir fuegos
en las minas y ahora se ha adaptado
para combatir fuegos urbanos o en
areas industriales.
El Jefe de Bomberos Dolan asisti6
a una demostraci6n de este tipo, en
septiembre pasado en el Estado de
Esta espuma tiene un radio de
expansion de como 1,000 en 1, com-
parada con 10 en 1 que obtiene la
espuma contra incendios tipo stand-
ard. Puede generarse en miles de
pies c6bicos por minute. BAsicamente
es un detergente. Se produce la es-
puma bombeando el liquid dentro
de un chorro de agua, para former
una soluci6n que se riega a travys
de una pantalla especial de nil6n
y mediante el empleo de aire

Otra caracteristica es que con solo
cubrirse la nariz y boca, los bombe-
ros quedan debidamente protegidos,
a6n cuando estuvieren totalmente
rodeados de la espuma flotante, sin
necesidad de ning'n aparato especial
protector. La espuma tampoco afecta
al equipo el6ctrico.

Torna a Summit Tren

Infantil el Domingo
El Tren Infantil que ha sido
una adici6n popular en las atrac-
ciones de los Jardines de Summit
volverA a funcionar regularmente
el domingo en Summit, pero no
operarA allA el sAbado.
El trencito ha estado operando
esta semana en la Feria Anual
del Consejo de Actividades Juve-
niles en Fuerte Clayton, que se
inici6 el martes y continuarA
hasta el sAbado.

Del Peru vino una sirena . .
cierto que la gente prosaica persiste
en Ilamarla ahora por el grosero y
anti-romantico apelativo de "vaca
marina," pero para los antiguos fue
sirena y como tal prefieren muchos
reconocerla. Aunque los zo6logos, no.
Para ellos se trata de "un mamifero
pisciforme de la familiar "de los sire-
nios." Pero para nosotros es un
Hay otra complicaci6n que reduce
la aureola romAntica del personaje
llegado a bordo del avi6n proce-
dente del Peri, y es su sexo. La sirena
es macho. Se trata, en efecto, de un
mamifero marino de 150 libras de
peso, joven, var6n del sexo masculine
y soltero por afiadidura.
dQue qu6 hace en el Istmo? Pues
.. .viene a trabajar. Si, como lo
oyenl No se vayan a career que un
manati hace turismo, abordando el
avi6n un dia cualquiera, asi como
asi. IQu6 va! Un manati, cuando es
sirena v macho, viaja por imperatives

El proyecto de traer un manati
para su observaci6n y studio fue
inicialmente sugerido por John P.
Smith, Ayudante del Director de Sa-
lubridad, quien not6 que los mana-
ties eran utilizados en la Guayana
Britinica para mantener despejadas
las zanjas de irrigaci6n. La Direcci6n
de Salubridad esta interesada en
controlar un tipo de mosquito que
se engendra en las raices de plants
acuaticas. Esa maleza acuatica, y los
mosquitos que engendra, es problema
principalmente agudizado en aguas
del Canal y del Rio Chagres en las
inmediaciones de Gamboa.
Por various meses ya las autorida-
des del Canal de PanamA se han
venido preocupando en adquirir un
par de vacas marinas, habiendo reci-
bido algunas ofertas en fuentes loca-
les pero hasta la fecha la 6nica que
ha materializado ha sido este manati
procedente del Penr, que actual-
mente esta en su puesto de observa-
ci6n y presumiblemente dedicado a
hartarse de los abundantisimos ja-

Important Premio Para Estudios

Obtiene el Ingeniero G. J. Welch

Gerard J. Welch, ingeniero indus-
trial de la Oficina de Planificaci6n
del Canal de Panama recibi6 el lunes
noticias de haber sido favorecido con
un Premio de Educaci6n de Carrera
auspiciado por el Instituto Nacional
de Asuntos Piblicos de Washington,
"Un nimero considerable de per-
sonal de distintas entidades fue
candidatizado y la competencia fue
aguda. Mis felicitaciones y parabie-
nes por un afio de studios que sea
todo lo que usted espera" dice la
carta mediante la eual Richard E.
McArdle, director ejecutivo, notifica
a Welch la buena nueva. Welch
ha sido aceptado -para studios
graduandos en la Universidad de
El premio es novedoso, consis-
tiendo en un program para ejecu-
tivos del servicio piblico, Federal,
estatal o municipal. El primer grupo
de 42 favorecido empez6 a gozar de
sus becas en septiembre del afio
pasado. Las becas no solo cubren
los gastos de matriculas y cuotas del
curso acad6mico sino una suma de
dinero para los gastos adicionales.
Durante sus studios Welch conti-

nuara devengando su sueldo usual y
recibira algo para costearse los libros
y otros gastos de clase, asi como para
gastos de instalaci6n y otros gastos
no cubiertos por la organizaci6n del
Nacido en el Hospital Gorgas,
Welch ingres6 a la organizaci6n del
Canal en febrero de 1957 y ha estado
en la Oficina de Planificaci6n desde
julio de 1961. Es miembro del Insti-
tuto Americano de Ingenieros Indus-
triales y de la Sociedad Americana
de Ingenieros Militares.
El program persigue servir de
estimulo al personal joven que se ini-
cia en la carrera administrative, ofre-
ci6ndole la oportunidad para su
mejor adiestramiento, con miras a
mejorar los servicios piblicos y pre-
parar potencialmente a element de
talent para los cargos ejecutivos;
sirve tambi6n el program para crear
vinculos mas efectivos entire las uni-
versidades y las agencies p6blicas.
Welch prest6 servicio military en
Fuerte Belvoir, Virginia, en los labo-
ratorios de investigaci6n de ingenie-
ria. Lo acompafiaran a Chicago su
esposa, Grace, y sus tres hijos:
Kathleen de 5 afios; Gerard de 4 y
Christopher de 2 afios.

cintos y otras plants acuaticas que recci6n del Dr. Nathan B. Gale, Vete-
atiborran las aguas del Canal, como rinario del Canal de PanamA, se
es sabido. dren6 el estanque, pasandose al ma-
El manati viaj6 del Peri dentro de nati a una lona que fue elevada hasta
una caja plAstica especial, llena de colocar al mamifero acuatico en la
agua. Al descender del avi6n fue caja de agua, que estaba sobre el
conducido a los Jardines de Summit, cami6n. Asi fue transportado hasta
donde temporalmente se le puso la lancha de control de plants
dentro de un estanque perteneciente acuAticas.
al oso hormiguero. Al llegar al sitio reservado para el
Al amanecer del viernes el personal manati en el rio se hallaron conque
de la Direcci6n de Salubridad, en- el nivel del agua habia disminuido
cabezado por su director el Coronel de modo que la cerca quedaba mas
Robert J. Kamish y el Director Ayu- alta de lo esperado; pero esa
dante, John P. Smith, acometi6 la dificultad tambi6n fue superada.
"Operaci6n Manati," consistent en Al fin el manati fue echado a su
trasladar al fornido joven mamifero sitio done quedara en observaci6n
del estanque a la caja de agua sobre y studio. Alg6n dia se le traer
un cami6n que lo llevaria al Rio un compa.era, pero no hay temor
Chagres donde se le habia ya acon- una compaiera perola poblaci6ny temor
dicionado un rinc6n en una lagunilla de una explosion en la poblaci6n
cercada. de manaties ya que solo produce
El primer problema fue el de atra- al aio un hijo, cachorro, becerro,
par al manati que es un animal timido o como se llame la prole de las ex
por naturaleza y no sale a la super- sirenas de antafo hoy reducidas a
ficie ni siquiera cuando lo visitan prosaicas vacas marinas y venidas
personajes importantes. Bajo la di- a menos, como tales.


VACA m ARinA 0 mAnATI .. .


Abril 3, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

Ricardo M6ndez, Ingeniero General
(Presupuestos) de la Divisi6n de In-
genieria del Canal de Panami, es
una de las figures mAs conocidas y
populares en el Edificio Administra-
tivo en Balboa Heights. M6ndez esti
encargado de la confecci6n de pre-
supuestos para las diferentes obras
que lleva a efecto la organizaci6n
del Canal de PanamA. Graduado de
Ingeniero en 1948 en la Universidad
de Illinois, en Urbana, Illinois, M6n-
dez ingres6 a la organizaci6n del
Canal el 14 de noviembre de 1960
para laborar en la Direcci6n de Inge-
nieria y Construcci6n. El afio pasado
viaj6 a Paris, Francia, con el objeto
de hacer un curso de post-graduado
sobre concrete preesforzado. Antes
de trabajar con el Canal de Panami,
M6ndez labor con las firms cons-
tructoras Framorco, S.A. y Construc-
tora del Pacifico en la ciudad de
PanamA, pasando luego a trabajar
con USARCARIB en Fuerte Clayton
y despu6s con la Ingenieria Muni-
cipal en Panama. Ricardo es casado
con Fimia FAbrega de M6ndez y
tiene cinco hijos. Pertenece a la So-
ciedad Panamefia de Ingenieros y
Arquitectos, al Club de Leones de
Penonom6, al Club Uni6n de PanamA
y al Cosmopolitan Club de Illinois.
Le gusta el studio de idiomas.

Virgilio F. Garcia, Ilustrador en la Oficina de Ingenieria
de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n en Balboa
Heights, Ileva 2 afios y 7 meses de estar trabajando para
la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA, pero tiene un total
de 15 afios de servicio Federal. Nacido en la ciudad de
Col6n y resident en Paitilla, PanamA. Garcia hace dibu-
jos en general en la dependencia para la cual trabaja.
Ha recibido citaciones por sus obras de arte en distintos
concursos. Antes de ingresar a la organizaci6n del Canal
de PanamA, Garcia trabaj6 en Nueva York como dibu-
jante; fue tambi6n dibujante-jefe de la Chiriqui Land
Co. durante 10 afios en Changuinola, Bocas del Toro y
labor tambi6n con el USARCARIB durante 11 afios.
Fue Presidente del Concejo Municipal de Col6n en 1937,
siendo el zapador de la carretera Col6n-Pil6n, Col6n-
Lim6n y posteriormente organizador y director t6cnico
de la carretera Bocas-Chiriqui en asocio de un comit6
civico pro carreteras. Es casado con Fulvia B. de Garcia
y tiene tres hijos. En sus ratos libres le gusta dedicarse
a la pintura, la pesca y labores de granja.

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Las competencias de pista estdn in-
cluidas en el magnifico program de
recreacidn de verano. Esta es una
escena de una prueba de relevo para
damas, celebrada en el campo de
juegos de Paraiso.

12:00-Peleas que hicieron historic
12:30-Show del Mediodia
1:30-Tarde de Toros
2:00-Cine en su casa
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
4:45-Carnaval de Cartones
6:30-Programa Especial
7:00-Estreno Sorpresivo
7:30-Las Estrellas y su Historia
8:00-Ciudad Desnuda
9:00-El Vagabundo

12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
3: 00-Teleteatro
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00--Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Dick Tracy
6:15-Pantalla Politica
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00-El Detective Millonario
9:00-Foro de Opini6n
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
6:15-Pantalla Politica
7:00-Roy Rogers
7:30-Fuego de Juventud
8:DO-Fred Astaire Presenta
9:00-La Marina de McHale
9:30-El Abogado Audaz
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
l:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Muier
6:15-Pantalla Politica
7:00-Buggs Bunny
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00-Surf Side 6
9:00-Los Trabajadores
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-El Poderoso H6rcules
6:15-Pantalla Politica
7:00-Extraiio Mundo del Pantano
7:30-Show Internacional
8:30-La Hora Once
9:30-Peter Gunn
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show de la Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45--E Cegato Magoo
6:15-Pantalla Politica
7:00-EI Hombre del Rifle
9:00-El Fabricante de Noticias
10:15-Sala de Proyecci6n
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Cine Serie Semanal
3:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Sarao de Tevedos
5:00-Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
7:00-Capitfin Marte y XL-5
7:30-Teatro Lloyd Bridge
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido

10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-La Comedia Silente
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Hazafias del Espacio
12:00-Inspector Leclerc
12:30-Cita Informal
l:30-Repriss: Novela Semanal
3:30-Repriss: Novela Juvenil
5:30-Festival de Cartones
8:00-Solo los Valientes
9:00-Ruta 66

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Yo quiero a Lucy
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Guillermo Tell
6:30-La Ley del Rev6lver
7:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Intocables
10:30-Teatro Frances
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Doctor CAndido P6rez
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Guillermo Tell
6:30-El PAjaro Loco
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
10:30-La Cuerda Floja
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Randall el Justiciero
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-La Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Guillermo Tell
7:30-Sir Francis Drake
8:00-C6micos y Canciones
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30-Cita con la Muerte
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Pete y Gladys
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55--Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Guillermo Tell
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Viendo a Biondi
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Guillermo Tell
7:30-Bat Masterson
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-El Santo
11:30-E1 Mundo al Vuelo

11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev61ver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Mi Carretilla y Yo
1:30-El Tercer Hombre
2:00-Repriss: Novela de las 5
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Club Infantil Televito
6:00-Guillermo Tell
6:30-Investigador Submarino
8:30-Perry Mason
9:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

En Su Pantalla

Viernes 3 __- La Ragazza del Palio That Night and Macbeth
While The City Sleeps
Owl Show 10:00 p.m. Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
Cross Channels Tarzan's Peril
Sabado 4____. Gun Battle At Monterrey The Stripper Secret Of Monte Cristo
Domingo 5 y The L-Shaped Room The Castilian The Burning Iills
Lunes 6--_---
Martes 7 -__-- Reach For Glory and Athena and The Homesteaders and
This Rugged Land Forbidden Planet House On Haunted Hill
Mi9rcoles 8-- Athena and Reach For Glory and Secret Mark Of D'Artagnam
Forbidden Planet This Rugged Land and Cannibal Attack
Jueves 9 --_ Diamond Head and The Secret Passion That Night and
From Here To Eternity While The City Sleeps
Viernes 10__-- The Secret Passion Diamond Head and La Ragazza Del Palio
From Here To Eternity
Owl Show 10:00 p.m. Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
Honeychile Cross Channel

Pagina 2

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier
cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jcfe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILIWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.

2-6-Fiestas Patronales de Santo Toribio en Nombre de Dios.
3-5-Octavo Festival del Cafe presidido por la Reina del Caf6. Exhi-
bici6n de products derivados del caf6. En Calobre.
3-8-Reuni6n de la Junta Directiva de la Asociaci6n Internacional de
Clubes de Leones. Panami.
10-16-Noche Campestre del ROTC en el Estadio de Balboa a las 7 p.m.
11-Exhibiciones de animals dom6sticos en el Estadio de Balboa,
bajo los auspicios de la Sociedad Protectora de Animales
(SPCA) a las 4 de la tarde. Boletos: adults $1, nifios 500.
13-18-Quinta Asamblea Anual de Gobernadores del Banco Interame-
ricano de Desarrollo con la participaci6n de los distintos
Ministros de Hacienda y Tesoro. Ciudad de Panama.
16-30-Exhibici6n de 6leos de Mrs. Maty M. Moyer en el Centro Hebreo
de Beneficencia JWB-USO en Balboa.
20-Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sefiora del Perpetuo Socorro en
21- 2-El Departamento de Drama de la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal prepare un Festival de Shakespeare esta temporada.
El 21 se iniciaria con El Mercader de Venecia, que seguiria
hasta el 25 de abril. El dia 28 se montaria Hamlet hasta
el 2 de mayo. Lugar: Auditorio de la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal. Entrada: $1.25. Reservaciones: Balboa 2380.
30-3-Gran Feria de Azuero.



Abril 3, 1964


En Dias Caniculares

Busque un Remanso

La canicula tropical a veces pesa
sobre el organism como una Idpida
hirviente. Es entonces cuando con
mayor atencidn escuchamos el lla-
mado de la mar, siempre presionante,
en oleadas sucesivas . .
El cuerpo pide el descanso, cabe
un remanso tranquilo entire la fronda
amiga, donde el fruto ofrezca su invi-
tacion al diente, y las apacibles aguas
del riachuelo repitan sin cesar su
elegia bucdlica.
eD6nde ir?, se preguntan algunos,
olvidando, de pronto las atracciones
de las playas, el panorama que se
vista desde el Cerro del Contratista;
el mensaje de piedra que guard,
como reliquia, el Fuerte de San
Lorenzo; la fresca brisa caribefia que
galopa sobre la playa de Piiias; los
sitios ideales para la merienda fami-
liar que ofrecen las riberas del Lago
Gatin; las aguas refrescantes que
arrastra el Rio Chagres; las huellas
de corsarios y conquistadores que
conserve el Camino de Cruces; el
canto hidrdulico de la Represa de
Madden y el verde verde del parque
George Green.
Huya de lo cotidiano y municipal
en sus dias de asueto; hdgase de
unos emparedados y bizcochos; em-
paque en hielo sus bebidas favorites;
aborde su coche y llivese a sus series
queridos a una merienda campestre
que renueve sus energies y lo en-
vuelva todo en la alegria de vivir.

Reglas Para Ejercicio del Esqui

Acuatico en Aguas de la Zona

No existe r6tulo alguno que diga: "No se permit el buceo
recreativo en aguas del propio Canal." Pero esto existe en las
"Reglamentaciones que Rigen la Navegaci6n del Canal de
Panama y Aguas Adyacentes." Existen tambi6n reglamentacio-
nes que rigen la prActica del esqui acuAtico, las cuales abarcan
mas que calzar los esquis y partir sobre el agua.
La secci6n que se refiere al buceo recreativo dice:
"Se prohibe el buceo recreativo en aguas del propio Canal,
incluyendo en el Corte Gaillard y en el paso del Canal a
trav6s de los lagos de Gatdn y Miraflores, asi como en las
aguas destinadas para el anclaje de todo buque, en las
bahias, muelles y embarcaderos, a menos que se tenga un
permiso por escrito del Capitin de Puerto respective. No
se dara permiso alguno para el buceo en horas de la noche.
"Cuando se est6 dedicado al deported de buceo de carActer
recreativo en cualquiera de las aguas de la Zona del Canal,
se requerirA el enarbolamiento de una bandera en un asta
de una altura no menor de 12 pulgadas y de una longitud
de no menos de 18 pulgadas, con un fondo rojo y rayas
blancas diagonales de 3/2 pulgadas que cruce dicha bandera
partiendo de la esquina superior de la misma por el lado
del asta y continuando hasta la esquina inferior de la men-
cionada bandera, la cual se desplegara del mAstil de la
embarcaci6n en uso por el buzo. Los buques que se aproxi-
men al sector donde se est6n adelantando actividades del
buceo, reducirdn su march lo suficientemente para evitar
crear corrientes peligrosas."
La secci6n pertinente del esqui acuAtico dice:
"Al remolcar a una persona sobre esquis acuAticos o sobre
un deslizador u otro artefacto similar, una lancha u otra
embarcaci6n cualquiera llevarA, ademis del operario de la
misma, a un observador de por lo menos 12 afios de edad,
y colocado en la lancha o embarcaci6n de tal modo que
pueda mantener al operario plenamente informado de todas
las condiciones que puedan significar peligro a la persona
que esti siendo remolcada o a cualquier otra propiedad
o persona en la vecindad. El observador estarA alerta
y mantendra al operario informado de todo peligro. El ope-
rario dedicara toda su atenci6n a la operaci6n de la lancha
u otra embarcaci6n de manera segura.
"Ninguna persona operarA una lancha u otra embarcaci6n
en aguas de la Zona del Canal remolcando a una persona
o personas sobre esquis acuAticos o sobre un deslizador
u otro artefacto similar ni persona alguna practicarA el esqui
acuAtico, usara el deslizador o practicarA otra actividad
similar entire las horas del atardecer al amanecer.
"Ninguna persona harA uso de los esquis acuaticos o de
un deslizador u otro artefacto similar en tal manera que
constituya un peligro a la vida de alguien o riesgo al cuerpo
o propiedad de persona alguna."

Conciertos Dominicales

Dari la Banda Militar

De la Base de Albrook

La Banda Militar de la Fuerza
Area del Comando del Sur de Esta-
dos Unidos, acantonada en la base
area de Albrook, ofrecera dos con-
ciertos durante el present mes en
los Jardines de Summit.
Los conciertos estAn fijados para
los domingos 5 y 19, a las 2 de la
tarde, cuando la banda tocarA mar-
chas, mfsica de concerto y popular.
El CapitAn Melvin A. Huyett con-
ducird la banda de 35 m6sicos,
misma que realize el afio pasado una
exitosa jira por Latinoam6rica, to-
cando ante mAs de mill6n y medio
de personas.
El CapitAn Huyett, quien tiene un
bachillerato en miusica, otorgado por
la Universidad de Maryland, ha ser-
vido en las bandas de la Fuerza AArea
en Washington, D.C. y en la base
arrea de Keesler en Mississippi.


El Institute Smithsoniano, que
este ailo cumple 118 de existencia,
no descansa sobre sus laureles. Ade-
ms de sus museos de arte y de his-
toria, el museo mantiene otras acti-
vidades en esferas especializadas.
Por ejemplo, en Barro Colorado, isle-
ta sobre el Lago Gatfn, el Smithso-
niano realize actualmente intensos
studios sobre enfermedades tropi-

Los derrumbes en el Corte de
Culebra interrumpieron el trAnsito
por el Canal de Panama a naves de
alto bordo desde el 15 de septiembre
de 1915 al 15 de abril de 1916.
* *
En diciembre de 1904 el tren de
empleados del Canal sumaba sola-
mente 5,500 personas.

En reciente reuni6n se escogi6 la
nueva mesa directive del Club Social
y Deportivo "Los Guaracheros" de
Col6n, entidad civic deportiva que
fue fundada en 1945. La nueva di-
rectiva regira los destinos de la insti-
tuci6n en el period fiscal de mayo
de 1964 a mayo de 1965, afio este
en que se levarA a cabo la celebra-
ci6n del XX aniversario de su funda-
ci6n, con la asistcncia de los miem-
bros fundadores, muchos de los

Con Gancho de Derecha

Acab6 Beto con Patiino
El titulo national de boxeo del
peso gallo cambi6 de manos el do-
mingo cuando Camilo Valdespino
(Camy Beto) noque6 en el sexto
asalto a Luis Patifio ante una buena
cantidad de fanaticos en el Gimnasio
Nacional de la ciudad de PanamA.
Beto, que habia logrado derribar a
Patifio en el cuarto asalto sacfndolo
sobre la cuerda inferior castig6 tan
fuerte al campe6n que en el sexto
asalto, despues de un poderoso
uppercut de derecha al est6mago,
trat6 de apartar a su rival y este cay6
a la lona de espaldas recibiendo la
cuenta final.
En esta forma Beto veng6 la
derrota que habia sufrido frente a
Patifio el 19 de septiembre iltimo,
cuando fue vencido por decision de
los iueces.
La noche del domingo fue una
fiesta de nocauts, pues todos los en-
cuentros terminaron por la via
En el semifinal sefialado a seis
asaltos, Antonio Amaya conquist6
su novena victoria consecutive al
veneer a Enrique Lawson por nocaut
t6cnico al final del segundo asalto,
mientras que en los preliminaries
Rodolfo Cortez super a Vernal
Farnum por nocaut t6cnico a los 39
segundos del segundo asalto y Victor
Hoyt noque6 tecnicamente a Baby
Luis Carlos por nocaut t6cnico a los
2 minutes y 1 segundo del primer

"No Vendo a Laguna",

Afirma Isaac Kresch
El apoderado del primer peso pluma del mundo, Ismael Laguna,
rechaz6 una oferta de compra del contrato que tiene con el excelente
pugilista colonense.
Isaac Kresch declare que por nada en el mundo venderia el contrato
de Laguna, cuando se le inform que Bill Daly, apoderado del campe6n
mundial de peso ligero, Carlos Ortiz, de Puerto Rico, deseaba comprar
el contrato o manejar las peleas del colonense acordando un porcentaje
por su labor.
La oferta de compra del contrato la trajo Emilio Huyke, destacado
deportista puertorriquefio que estuvo en PanamA durante las reuniones
de la Organizaci6n Deportiva Centroamericana y del Caribe celebradas
en la ciudad de PanamA. Huyke vino en calidad de Presidente del Comit6
Organizador de los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe que se
celebraran en junio de 1966 en San Juan, Puerto Rico.



La comunidad de Rainbow City
puede sentirse satisfecha del pro-
grama de adiestramiento de guards
salvavidas que con tanto 6xito se ha
desarrollado este afio.
Un personal id6neo acometi6 la
empresa en la piscina, desde tem-
pranas horas de la maiiana hasta el
caer de la tarde, sin escatimar es-
fuerzo alguno en adiestrar a los ado-
lescentes en c6mo salvar la vida del
pr6jimo en el agua.
"Nade y mant6ngase en buena
salud," era el lema y la muchachada
supo corresponder con gran entusias-
mo y destreza.
El dia 11 de los corrientes se mon-
tarn un espectaculo acuAtico en la
piscina de Paraiso lo que ofrecerA la
oportunidad a los chicos de demos-
trar lo aprendido. Con el fin de pre-
parar debidamente a los pequefios
tritones se estAn realizando compe-
tencias nocturnas todos los mi6rcoles.
Ofrccemos seguidamente la list
de quienes merecieron ser catalo-
gados como salvavidas:
Guardas Calificados-Arthur Roch,
Rafael Newell, Keith Bowen, Anto-
nio Rowland, Rolando Duncan, Elida
Clinton, Lanny Bryan, Vilma Welch,
Rolando Joseph.

Guardas Junior-Rudolph Mayers,
Luisa Aguilar, Johnny Niles, Hugo
Peart, Claudia Beckford, Roy Forte,
Lilia Cockburn, Rupert Beckford,
Gilda Troya, Rosendo Manuel, Jos6
Principiantes-Vilda Howell, Lloyd
Campbell, Rudolph Fuller, Patricio
Johnson, Gregorio Daisly, Eustacio
Roberts, Shelia Williams, Ricardo
Sandiford, Pamela Gordon, Marga-
rita Roberts, Gloria Mejia, Shawn
Roach, Cecilia Francis.
Clase Intermedia-Judith Mac-
Farlane, Sonia Holnes, Jaime Bryan,
Naomi Greaves, Francisco Brown,
Rudolph Fuller, Marcia Callomn,
Carlos Trottman, Anselmo Henri-
ques, Luis Ellis, M6lida Holnes.


Para acopiar fondos para el Hos-
pital de San Judas, el secretario y
tesorero de una tintoreria ha hecho
una oferta para trasladar el antiguo
yate presidential, Potomac, de Cali-
fornia a Memfis donde operaria como
restorAn flotante en el rio. El suso-
dicho yate fue donado recientemente
a la Fundaci6n San Judas, de Cali-
fornia, por el cantante Elvis Presley.
El viaje lo tendria que realizar la
embarcaci6n desde California a lo
largo de la costa pacifica de M6xico,
a trav6s del Canal de PanamA, cos-
teando nuevamente hacia el puerto
maritime de Nueva Orleans, desde
donde remontaria el Mississippi para
pasar a Memfis.
El pasaje abordo del Potomac cos-
taria $200 (donados a San Judas) por
cada uno de los 70 pasajeros para
los cuales habria cupo.
Si materialize el proyecto se espera
que tanto Presley como Danny
Thomas, fundador del hospital,
realizarian el viaje.

cuales se encuentiran actualmente
fuera del Istmo.
La nueva directive estA integrada
por las siguientes personas: Presi-
dente, Alberto P. McLaren; Vice-
presidente, Roberto Smith Contreras;
Secretario de Prensa, Rodolfo Agui-
lera D,; Secretaria de Relaciones
Pfiblicas, Joyce Alexander; y Secre-
taria dc Ingl6s, Marva Knight.
La toma de poscsi6n de la direc-
tiva se efectuarA en fecha oportuna.

Pagina 3

Grandes y chicos encuentran diversion y solaz en los plicidos jardines de Summit donde algunos ejemplares de
la fauna tropical animan el parade con sus variados ruidos. Plantas y Arboles mecen al viento sus ramas, mientras
el aroma de las flores embalsama el ambiente con su efluvio. Diseminados por doquier amables rincones invitan
al descanso . tambi6n hay facilidades para tomar la merienda al fresco.




Abril 3, 1964




La Escuela Secundaria de Balboa rob6 siete bases y es un
domin6 la mitad del equipo de estre- hombre para el hit-and-run
lHas de la Zona del Canal, seg6n reve- estudiante en Crist6bal, ft
laron funcionarios de la Divisi6n de oficialmente el mejor bateac
Escuelas a principios de esta semana. liga con promedio sobre
El equipo de estrellas de la Zona es tremendo brazo de Wilder e
seleccionado cada afio por los entre- dines y su velocidad en l
nadores. fueron de gran ayuda para
Ademfs de los cinco Bulldogs, este afio. Wilder tambi6n i
tambi6n fueron seleccionados tres equipo el afio pasado.
jugadores de la Universidad de la El mejor receptor del
Zona del Canal y tres muchachos de George Hovan de la Univel
la Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal. la Zona del Canal. Sin ser
Gene Hermanny, un graduando de bateador, George mantuvo a
Balboa, fue seleccionado como el dores contraries pegados a
inicialista mAs destacado de la liga. con su gran brazo y buena,
Gene, bateador zurdo, tuvo un pro- defensivas. El no ha estado
medio al bate de .250 y se desem- mente en el equipo de estre
pefi6 muy bien en la defense. Esta Como se acostumbra, dc
fue su primera designaci6n en el dores son escogidos en el equ
equipo de estrellas. afio. Greg Hakanson, un pr
El puesto de segunda base fue para lanzador derecho de Crist(
Dave Cohen de la Universidad de escogido como uno de los
la Zona del Canal. Dave bate6 .273 neros. Greg combine una bu
como tercer bate de los Green Devils. rapida con buenas curvas pa
El tuvo uno de los mejores promedios ner la mayor parte de las
de defense en la liga. Tambi6n es de Crist6bal en 1964, al ing
la primer vez que integra el equipo primera vez en el equipo de
de estrellas. El otro lanzador escogidc
Por segundo afio consecutive Riley, una selecci6n unAnim
Luther Quinn fue escogido en tercera gundo afio seguido. En 19
base. Quinn, estudiante de la inter- tuvo marca de 6-0 en el m
media en Balboa, bate6 .394, empuj6 para los Bulldogs, lanzando
8 carreras y dispar6 3 jonrones. sin incogibles y dos de un i
La posici6n de torpedero fue para En 39 entradas Riley ponc
Stew Brown de la Escuela Secun- permiti6 solamente nueve h
daria de Balboa. Stew, estudiante de miti6 cinco carreras, tres de
intermedia, y muy oportuno, bate6 fueron merecidas. El acu
.276. Esta fue su primera designa- fantAstico promedio de ef
ci6n en el equipo de estrellas. de 0.54.
Los jardineros seleccionados fueron Dos jugadores suplentes.
Jeff Leon, Dick Ebdon y Dave McFadden, de la Universid
Wilder. Leon, un estudiante de se- Alers, de Balboa, tambi6:
gundo afio en la Universidad de la escogidos en el equipo.
Zona, bate6 .303 y es uno de los
mejores jardineros y mas activos en ESTADO FINAL DE
la liga. Tambi6n fue escogido en el Equipo G P
equipo de estrellas el afio pasado. Escuela de Balboa 10 2
Ebdon, de Balboa, bate6 .360 en Escuela de Crist6bal_ 7 5
1964. En su primer afio con el equipo Universidad __._-- 4 8
el rApido jardinero central de Balboa Divisi6n de Escuelas_ 3 9

. Wilder,
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dor de la
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en los jar-
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afio fue
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un grand
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Ultiminio Ramos esta que no pue-
de dormir, seg6n algunos sectors.
Cuando el flamante campe6n pluma
cierra los pArpados, su mente se
torna en enorme pantalla panoramica
donde su terror proyecta escenas ho-
rripilantes que siembran el espanto
en su espiritu, alejan el suefio y pro-
vocan unos sudores frios capaces de
ultimar a Ultiminio.
Algunos intimos han revelado que
no se trata de escenas infernales, sino
peores aun para la aterrada imagi-
naci6n del temible campe6n. Ramos
-dicen-suefia siempre que se en-
cuentra en la selva y como 61 no es
ning6n TarzAn, por mAs que se title
Ultiminio, se estremece cuando oye
ruidos extrafios. SelvAticos. Casi siem-
pre esos ruidos logra identificarlos
como el rugir de un Tigre, ASI de
grandote y feroz. Un tigrote colo-

* a N

nense, segfn decires. Y eso si que
es para causar escalofrios . espe-
cialmente a Ramitos quien grita, da
grandes voces llamando a su asis-
tente: "Mayor Rapidez, kid!," im-
plora Ramos, "Embala ya las maletas
que vamos a huir. Para Tokio. Para
donde sea, pero huye o te.coge el
Tigre ..." "Es que dan ganas de
irse . a Ghana," sugiere el kid
con Rapidez. "Y no te dejes engafiar
por el Cuco, que lo que es el Tigre
te agarra y . zAs! vas a escorar
a la laguna . ."
Eso es lo que no deja dormir a
Ultiminio Ramos, ese temor apavo-
rante de hundirse en la laguna, irse
sumergiendo muy hondo, muy frio,
mientras sus pupilas registran el
fulgor de su Corona, cefiida ahora
a las sienes de Ismael Laguna, el
nuevo campe6n mundial.

/ .1

Las competencias de nataci6n, como esta que vemos a punto de iniciarse
en la Piscina de la Escuela Secundaria de Faraiso, sirven para el desarrollo
fisico y el entretenimiento de los nifios escolares de las comunidades
Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal.

.. _.-

1.b, 4 -




MAS personas que hagan algo por mejorar las cosas.
Menos que desaprueben los esfuerzos de otros.
MAS personas que actien.
Menos que hablen.
MAS personas que digan "puede hacerse."
Menos que digan "es impossible "
MAS personas que se interesen en las cosas y hagan
algo por corregirlas.
Menos que se sienten a encontrar defects.
MAS personas que sefialen lo correct.
Menos que insistan en hacer lo incorrect.
MAS personas que digan "trabajar6 con seguridad."
Menos fatalistas que digan "ya me tocaba."



"Este es un gran honor," dijo el Espafia. La segunda vez fue resca- le gust6 mAs el pais. Asi es que sera
CapitAn Frank Charnley, del navio tado por barcos escolta cerca de en Tauranga, Nueva Zelandia, donde
Amalric, al aceptar una Licencia Ma- Malta. FaltAndole todavia completar el Capitan y la Sra. Charnley planean
rina Honorifica que lo design como su aprendizaje e impert6rrito por los residir despu6s de su retire del ser-
"PrActico, Ilimitado" en todas las torpedos, obtuvo el cargo de contra- vicio active en el mar. El espera
aguas de la Zona del Canal. La pre- maestre en un barco que navegaba tener alli un pequefio bote, para na-
sentaci6n fue hecha el sAbado por la alrededor del mundo. vegar por aguas mis protegidas que
mariana en las Esclusas de Miraflores Desde 1929 ha estado siguiendo por las que ha navegado durante sus
durante el transito del Amalric que casi continuamente el itinerario de numerosos afios en el mar.
sefial6 la terminaci6n de la carrera Inglaterra a Nueva Zelandia. En su viaje con el Amalric de la
maritima de 48 afios para el CapitAn El recibi6 su licencia de capitan Shaw Savill Line, el CapitAn Charn-
Charnley. La presentaci6n se hizo para todos los mares en 1925. A tra- ley ha hecho la travesia desde Nueva
justamente donde debi6 ser, ya que v6s de los afios 61 naveg6 en casi Zelandia hasta el Peri y mAs tarde
el servicio maritime del CapitAn todo lo que esta a flote, y ha Ilevado transit el mes pasado de paso para
Charnley data desde un navio que cargamentos desde explosivos-du- las Antillas con un cargamento
transit justamente despu6s que el rante los afios de la guerra-hasta refrigerado.
Canal fue abierto para el trAfico. una bodega ilena de manzanas. Al terminar este viaje vendrA el
El certificado de prActico honora- Ahora, dice el CapitAn Charnley, bien ganado retire, unos pocos meses
rio fue entregado al Capitin Charn- tendrA que acostumbrarse a vivir en en Inglaterra durante el verano, y
ley por el CapitAn Chester E. tierra. El naci6 en Inglaterra, pero luego a Nueva Zelandia para el
Briggs, Jr., jefe de la Divisi6n de cada vez que visit Nueva Zelandia verano allA.
Navegaci6n del Canal de PanamA,
quien hizo notar que este certificado,
por orden del Gobernador de la Zona
del Canal, es concedido en raras oca-
siones a "un viejo client y amigo"
que ha transitado por el Canal du-
rante muchos afios. F. A. Rudolf, de .
Andrews & Co., agents del Amalric.
estaba tambi6n present durante la
ceremonia que se llev6 a cabo abordo
del navio.
El CapitAn Charnley observe que
ha visto algunos pocos cambios en el.
Canal durante los afios que ha estado ". .'-
transitando, pero los cambios mAs
grades, dice 61, se b an registrado I
en los iltimos 5 afios, especialmente -
con el magnifico trabajo del ensanche a -n e v -e
del Corte.
Un tresito por el Canal cuandoi- -
el CapitAn Charnley se hizo a la mar
estaba leno de suspense, recuerda 1,
porque "en aquellos dias estibamos. -
muy pendientes de los derrumbes." -.-
Pero la suerte lo acompafi6 tanto a 61 ~ .. -.
como a sus barcos, y ni un solo
derrumbe demor6 su navio. El beisbol infantil es uno de los aspects importantes en el program de
Hacerse a mar es ago tragic recreaci6n de verano en las comunidades Latinoamericanas de la Zona del
Hacerse a la mar es algo tradicio- Canal. Esta es una escena de un partido celebrado en Pedro Miguel.
nal en la familiar Charnley. Por Io
menos cinco generaciones de Charn-
ley han sido capitanes maritimos, y
no hav duda sobre la carrera que
seguira el joven Frank. UR
erse a mar, sin embargo, esUEVOSUPER TENENTE E LA
una cosa. Y ser torpedeado en el mar
es otra, dice 61 con una amplia son-
risa. Siendo joven estuvo en dos
barcos que fueron torpedeados por S IO A AAJ A
submarines en el MediterrAneo du-
rante la I Guerra Mundial. La pri-
mera vez que su navio fue torpe-
deado, 61 pudo llegar a las costas de

Ultiminio No Quiere

Engrosar la Lista

(Victimas de Ismael Laguna con
categoria o ranking mundial)
Don Johnson
Rafiu King
Auburn Copeland
Robinson Garcia
Mochila Herrera
Lalo Guerrero
(Victimitas menores . .)
Juanito Ramfre
Oripes Dos Santos
Bobby Gray
Eloy SAnchez
Baby Salazar
Enrique Hitchman
Agustin Carmona
Nelson Estrada
Orlando Castillo
Marinerito Celis

Edwin F. Rigby, nuevo super-
intendente de la Secci6n de Almace-
naje de la Divisi6n de Abastos, ajus-
tara el pr6ximo 2 de agosto 35 aios
de labores en esa entidad. Vino al
Istmo por primera vez cuando alin
estaba enrolado en el Ej6rcito de
Estados Unidos, para visitar a un
amigo. Al causar baja honorable,
ingres6 a trabajar para el Canal de
Oriundo de Chicago Heights,
Illinois, creci6 en Pittsburgh, adonde
su familiar se habia mudado y donde
se gradu6 en la Escuela Secundaria
de Grafton. Rigby ingres6 al antiguo
dep6sito de Paraiso, como oficinista,
el 2 de agosto de 1929, y desde en-
tonces ha ocupado innumerables po-
siciones con la Secci6n de Almace-
naje. En diciembre de 1960 fue
ascendido a ayudante del superin-
tendente y desde el 30 de diciembre
de 1963 ha venido fungiendo como
superintendent interino de esa
Los pasatiempos de Rigby inclu-
yen el yatismo, habiendo realizado
unos 5 viajes entire PanamA y la costa
oriental de Estados Unidos, a veces
trayendo un barco de velas para
alguien o navegando uno de vuelta
a Estados Unidos.

En el afio de 1951, en compafia
de su hijo Lee, quien a la saz6n
contaba solo 14 afios de edad, realize
un viaje a las Islas del Sur Pacifico,
con otros dos aficionados, abordo
de un queche de solo 72 pies, el
Palmosa. Saliendo de Balboa el 21
de mayo encontraron mal tiempo y
ventarrones durante toda la semana,
no llegando a las Islas GalApagos
sino 27 dias mas tarde; de alli toma-
ron rumbo a las Islas Marquesas,
cruzando y recruzando la linea ecua-
torial tres veces, debido a diversas
peripecias en la navegaci6n. Despu6s
de pasar 6 dias en las Marquesas,
zarparon rumbo a Papeete, en Tahiti,
done los Rigby abordaron el vapor
Sagittaire, de la Linea Francesa, para
el viaje de retorno a PanamA.
Lee es ahora Teniente de la Fuerza
Area norteamericana y estA acan-
tonado en Francia. Casado con una
maestra de Charleston, Carolina del
Sur, Lee espera ser padre dentro de
poco. Su hermana Kaye tambi6n
se cas6 con un abogado y reside
ahora en Washington, D.C.
Los Rigbys resident en Diablo
Heights y sus hijastros, John y
Marion Bundy, estudian en la
Escucla Secundaria de Balboa.

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