The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
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
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )
serial ( sobekcm )


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).
Issuing Body:
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.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note:
Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note:
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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Gift of thc Pan a o Canal AlMUS0

S Vol. II, No. 48

50 Years of Service . To World Commerce

Friday, May 22, 1964


Summer school classes will be held
this year during the summer vacation
period in the Canal Zone secondary
schools on both sides of the Isthmus.
Classes will begin June 15 and will
continue through July 31.
This will be the first time that a
regular summer school session has

been offered by the Canal Zone U.S.
secondary schools.
This year's summer school program
has been organized for students who
wish to make up work in which they
were deficient during the regular
school term. Registration will be
limited to those students who have


Up-to-the-minute rainfall and river level figures are obtained by Chief
Hydrographer W. H. Esslinger with a turn of the dial on the new telemeter
control console located in his office in the Administration Building.

Broken Arrow to Balboa Heights;

45 Years of Weather, Lots of Rain

When W. Houston Esslinger first
went to work with the U.S. Weather
Bureau in 1918, his boss might have
told him to go fly a kite.
This was not a gag line. In those
days it was the most practical way
to obtain upper air weather informa-
tion. Methods of weather observation
had not changed much from the
time of Benjamin Franklin.
From the time that he started his
career in the Weather Office in
SBroken Arrow, Okla., methods of
weather observation have progressed
from kites to balloons to radar and
moder-day rockets which can flash
back weather readings from many
miles up in the atmosphere.
Esslinger has witnessed most of
these changes during his 45 years
in the weather business and has
taken them in his stride. When he

retires at the end of May he will
have seen the adoption by the Pan-
ama Canal of many modem methods
of meteorology, hydrography, seis-
mology, and climatology.
He also will have supervised the
installation of a rainfall and river
level telemetering system which is
expected to provide a more efficient
operation of flood and reservoir
control through regular radio and
microwave reports from the remote
weather and observation stations on
Gatun Lake and Madden Dam.
An efficient telemetering system
for flood and reservoir observation
has been, in fact, a pet project of
the Canal's chief weatherman for
more than 20 years.
In 1962, Esslinger helped with the
installation of new and more sen-
(Continued on p. 4)

Alvis B. Carr, Jr., Is Appointed

New Assistant to Health Director

Alvis B. Carr, Jr., Administrative
Services Officer in the Office of the
Health Director, has been appointed
Assistant to the Health Director to
succeed John Palmer Smith, Jr., who
retired in April and has left the
Canal Zone.
Carr has been with the Canal Zone
Health Bureau since 1958, when he
arrived from the United States to be
a hospital administrative trainee at
Gorgas. He was made a hospital
administrative assistant in 1960 and
*has been in the Health Director's
Office since 1961.
A native of Rocky Mount, N.C.,

of Public Health and Administrative
Medicine. The following year he
received an outstanding performance
award from the Canal Zone for work
done with the Health Bureau for the
previous year.
He is married and has a son and

two young
Los Rios.

daughters. They live in


Carr majored in business administra-
tion in East Carolina College in
Greenville, N.C., where he received

In 1962 he completed a course in
hospital administration conducted by
the Program of Continuation Educa-
tion in Columbia University School Alvis B. Carr.

attended Canal Zone U.S. secondary
Classes to be offered at junior high
school level will be English 7 and 8; I
social studies 7 and 8; and mathe-
matics 7 and 8.
Senior high school summer classes
will include courses offered in
English 9, 10, 11, and 12; world
geography; world history; U.S. his-
tory, American institutions, algebra
1 and 2; geometry; trigonometry, and -
advanced mathematics.
Registration will be held Tuesday,
June 9, and Wednesday, June 10, ".
from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Diablo ;. .
Heights Junior High School, Cris- ..
(Continued on p. 4) Edward M. Browder, Jr.


Being Placed

Days Cars

on Exhibit

Polished and painted and ready to Plans to exhibit some of the early
go-but only on display-are three earth-moving dumpcars used by the
types of Panama Canal construction- French and Americans to excavate
day railroad dumpcars. The cars are the Canal were made a few years.
being placed on exhibit at the park ago by Col. Matthew C. Harrison,
at Contractors Hill and at the Pan- Panama Canal Engineering and Con-
ama Railroad Station at Balboa struction Director.
Heights. He found many of the once plenti-
They include one of the con- ful pieces of construction-day equip-
struction-day jack-of-all trades, the ment rusting in the jungle or being
narrow-gauge "Decauville" dump- unearthed during Cut-widening oper-
car which held less than a cubic yard; nations and being sold for scrap. He
a standard French dumpcar with felt that typical pieces of the early
9-cubic yard capacity; and the Amer- Canal diggers' tools should be
ican-made Western Railroad dump- restored and placed on display in
car, the earliest item of earth moving the Canal Zone as items of historical
equipment brought to the Canal by interest to future generations of
the United States. Panama Canal employees, residents
At each exhibition point, a display of the Isthmus, and visiting tourists.
case is being installed which will These three types of railroad
contain photographs of the cars dumpcars, now restored to nearly
actually in use in Canal excavation, their original condition, were types
and printed information on their found most useful during the early
construction and history. days of earth moving in the Canal.
The three typical dumpcars going The Decauville cars were the first
on display at the Balboa Railroad railroad dumpcars used by the
Station will be joined soon by an French. They were perhaps the most
early General Electric model 25- useful of the French equipment
cycle locks towing locomotive of the despite their small size and at the
type now being replaced on the locks peak of French activities over 6,000
by new faster moving and more were in use. In fact, they were so
powerful machines. handy that they were used by the
United States as late as the 1940's
on excavation jobs in tunnels and
New Ambassador other places where only small equip-
S moment could be used.
CO T eH CeIe tThe second type of French dump-
Spea er at CZC car held about 9 cubic yards of mate-
pea er t rial fully loaded. These were well
The new U.S. Ambassador to made and in use until nearly the
Panama, Jack H. Vaughn, will be (Continued on p. 4)

the speaker at commencement exer-
cises for the 29th graduating class of
Canal Zone College. Commencement
will be in the college auditorium at
8 p.m. Monday, June 1.
The Right Reverend Reginald H.
Gooden, bishop of the Missionary
Diocese of the Canal Zone, will
deliver the baccalaureate address at
exercises at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31,
also in the college auditorium.
Not only will this be the first
graduating class from Canal Zone
College (until this year it was Canal
Zone Junior College), the more than
60 graduates will make up the largest

Edward Browder

Leaving Key

E & C Position
Edward M. Browder, Jr., Assistant
Director of the Panama Canal Engi-
neering and Construction Bureau for
the past 14 years, is retiring from
Canal service, effective in July, and
will make his home in San Francisco,
He is expected to join the San
Francisco office of an engineering
consultant firm.
His voluntary retirement will bring
to a close a U.S. Government career
he started in 1930 as a structural
designer in the former Office Engi-
neering Division of the Canal. Il
includes service with the U.S. Army
Engineers during World War II and
post-war service as Assistant Engi-
neering and Construction Bureau
Director at a time when the normal
operation of the Bureau was reorgan-
ized and expanded to accommo-
date a $70,000,000 program of
During his career with the Panama
Canal, Browder has had a hand in
the construction of new quarters,
schools, industrial buildings, and
waterfront structures. Before the
beginning of the war, he was with
the structural section which designed
protection features for the Panama
Canal locks.
Since the war and during his term
as Assistant Engineering and Con-
struction Director, the $20 million
high-level Thatcher Ferry Bridge has
been built, three massive earth
moving projects in connection with
the increase of Canal capacity, have
been completed, and Locks and Cut
lighting have been installed.
The new multimillion dollar
Gorgas Hospital building is nearing
completion, new towing locomotives
for the Panama Canal locks have
been constructed and are being
delivered, and work is nearly com-
pleted on an accelerated lock over-
haul program and a new marine
traffic control system.
Although he was bor in Texas
and has spent a major part of his
life in the Canal Zone, Browder con-
siders himself a Californian. When
still a boy, he accompanied his
family to Los Angeles and attended
Hollywood High School. He studied
at the University of California at
Los Angeles and the California Insti-
tute of Technology at Pasadena,
(Continued on p. 4)

graduating class in the school's
history. a
Admission to both baccalaureate .
and commencement will be by ticket j' a w -
only. Tickets will be provided mem-
bers of the graduating class and their Moving day. Mrs. Sally Helterbran, procurement clerk, looks on aghast as
SJ. Bartley Smith, electrical engineer, steps out of his normally restrained
families and friends. Others inter- character and pitches some papers into the air. The occasion: Smith cleaning
ested in attending either baccalau- out his desk for the Electrical Division's main office move to the second
reate or commencement may call the floor of Building 66-A on Roosevelt Avenue. The office had been in the
college office at Balboa 4590 orAdministration Building since 1914, with Smith a part of the office since
col1928. T. J. Wilber, Chief of the Electrical Division administrative staff, is
2380. another veteran changing location. He has been in the office since 1929.





May 22, 1964

Panama Paintings

Shown in Museum

In California

Panama was the subject of an
exhibit of paintings by Mrs. Blanche
Lupfer, a well known former resident
of the Canal Zone, whose work was
placed on display recently by the
Charles W. Bowers Memorial Mu-
seum in Santa Ana, Calif.
According to a pamphlet issued
by the museum to advertise the
exhibit, the collection of paintings of
Panama scenes was being shown at
this time in the hope that, in some
small measure, it would aid relations
between the United States and
Mrs. Lupfer, the wife of C. M.
Lupfer, former Assistant Executive
Secretary of the Panama Canal, came
to the Isthmus shortly after the com-
pletion of the Canal to help organize
The Panama Canal Library.
She met her future husband in
the Canal Zone and following their
marriage, found time and oppor-
tunity for a preliminary study of art.
Several years later, she studied art
in Paris under Andre L'hote and
in New York with Thomas Hart
Benton. In Panama, she worked with
the late Roberto Lewis.
She painted in water colors, oils,
pastels, and in black and white.
Panama inspired many of her scenes
and incidents of life in Panama:
portraits, landscapes, flowers, and
still life studies.
Mrs. Lupfer painted not only in
Panama but in Colombia, Costa
Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico; and
exhibitions of her work have been
held in New York and in other
leading art centers.
The Lupfers left the Isthmus in
1948, when he was retired, and since
then they have been living near
Los Angeles, Calif.

Owners of many new automobiles
have been cautioned that under cer-
tain circumstances the "parking
brake" on their car might appear to
be firmly set, but still allow it to
roll backward freely.
The Association of Casualty and
Surety Companies advises that this
can be especially dangerous if a
driver parks his car in a driveway,
many of which slope.
The insurance organization said

People in the Spotlight


Edmund S. Stallworth is listed as a parcel post and
stamp window postal clerk at the Balboa Post Office.
And during the working day, that's what he is. But he's
also an ordained Baptist minister and currently is pastor
of the Baptist Mission Church in Balboa.
He was born in Beatrice, Ala., and attended school
there, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. He is a World
War II veteran.
Prior to coming to the Canal Zone, he was a post-
master at Beatrice, Ala., and was a member of the
Beatrice town council.
Thirteen years ago he was ordained a Baptist minister.
He was pastor of the Cocoli Baptist Church and from
there went into missionary work in the Interior of
Panama. He returned to Balboa to open the Baptist
Mission and has been pastor there ever since.
Mr. and Mrs. Stallworth are the parents of two sons
and two daughters, Edmund S. Stallworth, Jr., James
O. Stallworth, Mary Eva, and Margarita Olga Stallworth.


Edward Lee Ster, a dispatching clerk in the mail
handling unit of Balboa Post Office since April 1960,
was 8 years old when he came to the Isthmus with his
parents. He attended Margarita Elementary School,
Cristobal Junior High School, and was graduated from
Cristobal High School in 1953. In 1957 he was
graduated from Canal Zone College.
His parents reside in Gamboa, where his father is
employed with the Dredging Division. An older brother
also is a Panama Canal employee, working at the
Industrial Division, Mount Hope.
Edward Lee Ster is unmarried and his hobbies are
golf, fishing, and travel in the Interior of Panama.

this condition arises because of
recent changes in the design of the
parking or emergency brake system
of nearly all passenger cars and many
light trucks.
If the parking brake is set without
the simultaneous application of the
hydraulic service (foot) brakes, the
bottoms of the brake shoes are
brought into contact with the drums
on the rear wheels, but the shoes are
not fully engaged.

Breakfast at Gorgas

The patient stirs in his sleep. The
hospital ward is filled with the
expectant silence of daybreak. The
aroma of brewing coffee seeps into
the room. The patient goes halfway
back to sleep.
Then a gentle but firm hand grasps
his arm. His eyes open; it is 6 o'clock
and he mumbles, "Good Morning."
The night nurse hands him a thermo-
meter which he places in his mouth
at the jaunty angle of the late Pres-
ident Roosevelt's cigarette holder.
The nurse leaves, then returns to
read the thermometer and take his
pulse. Her fingers feel soft and warm
on his wrist. Her profile is lovely as
she peers at her wrist watch and
counts his heartbeats.
Then, if you are a before-breakfast
bather, you had better get out of
bed. The aroma of coffee grows
stronger. With it mingles the odor of
fresh toast. You are hungry and
decide not to shave until later, when
the spirit moves you.
You leave the bathroom and find
your breakfast tray beside your bed.
There is fruit-a ripe banana, a piece
of melon, a Boquete orange. Two
pieces of toast and a small economy

size pat of butter. Your knife, fork,
and spoon are wrapped in paper
napkins and are very cold-just from
the refrigerator.
Before you spread the butter on
the toast, you put the blade of your
knife into the coffee pot to thaw it
out. Really that is the first thing you
should do when your tray arrives.
Now pour your coffee and butter
your toast. When the first piece is
buttered, place it atop your coffee
pot to keep it warm. Put the second
piece of toast on top of your coffee
Next, explore your enigmatic egg
to learn whether it is soft, medium,
or hard. After it is removed from the
shell you are ready to go to it.
Being a contrary sort of person,
I eat my fruit and cereal last. The
coffee, probably Boquete, too, is
good, and altogether it climaxes a
very satisfactory breakfast. Now the
only problem left to decide is
whether you will shave before or
after the doctors make their call-or
not at all.
(Written by a recent and obviously
appreciative patient.)

With the parking brake in this
condition, the association says, the
car cannot roll forward, but it can
move freely to the rear.
If, on the other hand, the motorist
is pressing his foot on the hydraulic
brake while he is setting the parking
brake, the shoe and drum engage
completely and the car will not move.
The association emphasizes that

such brakes properly applied "are
well able to do their work."
As a safety precaution, the associa-
tion urges motorists to get into the
habit of applying the foot brake
while they set the parking brake.
"No problem can occur," the
association says, "if a driver trains
himself to do this; in most cases, this
is the logical and normal thing to do


Week Beginning Saturday,
May 23, 1964
(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:30-Mon., 7:30-
The Wheeler Dealers
Tues., 7:30-Wed., 7:30-Gidget Goes
To Rome
Thurs., 7:30-Man From The Alamo and
Stage Show: Dancing Feet
Fri., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15-Take Her She's
Saturday night-The Devil's Children
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Stolen
Tues.-Great Day In The Morning
Wed.-The Couch
Thurs.-Give A Girl A Break
Fri.-Man On Fire
Friday, Owl Show 10:00 p.m.-The 4-D
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-Father's
Little Dividend
Sun.-Come Fly With Me
Tues.-The Couch
Wed.-Give A Girl A Break
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Stolen Hours
(Air Conditioned)
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00-Palm
Springs Weekend
Mon.-Give A Girl A Break
Tues.-The Spider's Web
Wed.-Mouse On The Moon
Thurs.-Fri.-Call Me Bwana
Saturday night-Wives And Lovers
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Story
Of The Count OfMonte Cristo

Sunday night-Monday, 7:00-Tom Jone
Tues.-Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
Wed.-Girl On The Run
Thurs.-The Valiant
Fri.-Father's Little Dividend
Friday, Owl Show 10:00 p.m.-The
Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Saturday night-The Story Of The Count
Of Monte Cristo
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-The Devil's Children
Tues.-Girl On The Run
Thurs.-Tom Jones
Fri.-The Valiant
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1964
BALBOA: 10:00 a.m.-Yellowstone Kelly-
A Western about exploits of a famous fur
trapper. (96 min.)
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Hannibal-Victor
Mature: 40,000 men and elephants cross
the Alps. (In Color.) (110 min.)
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-The White Warrior-
Steve Reeves: Reeves portrays a leader
of tribesmen in the Caucasus who defied
the Czar Nicholas in the mid-19th Cen-
tury. (Scope and color.) (95 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Bimbo The Great-
An excitement charged circus story. (In
Color.) (96 min.)
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m.-The Animal
World-Documentary feature that traces
the animal world for more than 2 million
years. (In Color.) (90 min.)
GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-Zotzl-The magic
word for: A laugh a minute. (95 min.)

1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Parade of Sports
3:30-Wonderful World of Golf
5:30-This is the Life
6:15-Sacred Heart
6:30-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:30-Danny Thomas
8:00-Ed Sullivan
8:55-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-What's My Line
9:30-EBF-"What Is A Reptile"
10:05-Steve Allen Show
11:30-"Chapel of the Air"
5:05-Magic Land of Allakazam
5:30-It's A Wonderful World
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Navy Notebook
7:30-The Thin Man
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Bob Cummings
9:00-Jimmy Dean
"Red Stallion"
11:30-Gale Storm
5:30-Do You Know
6:30-"I've Got A Secret"
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Musical Heritage
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-SCN Special of the Week:
"Chevy Mystery"
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"Man From Cairo"
11:30-Court of Last Resort
5:05-Shari Lewis
5:30-True Adventure
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Hollywood Palace
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-The Lieutenant
9:00-Bell Telephone Hour
11:30-Encore: Andy Griffith
5:30-Science In Action
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Sid Caesar
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Danny Kaye
9:00-To Tell The Truth
9:30-Real McCoys
10:15-Steve Allen
11:30-Encore: The Lieutenant
5:05-Dance Party
6:30-Alumni Fun
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Price Is Right
7:30-Candid Camera
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-Jack Paar
10:15-Fight of the Week
11:00-Survey '64
11:30-Paris Precinct
1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
l:05-How Many Homes?
2:00-Cartoon Carnival
2:35-"Capt. Kangaroo"
3:30-Saturday Theater:
4:00-Man From Cairo
4:45-Sports Spectacular
6:30-Science All Stars
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Big Picture
7:30-Sports Time
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Sing Along With Mitch
9:00-Mystery Theater
11:30-Files of Jeffrey Jones

The postal money order system in
the Canal Zone was organized
June 1, 1906.

The first Governor of the Canal
Zone was Major General George W.
Davis, U.S. Army (Ret.), who
served until May 9, 1905.
a 0 0
Rules governing navigation of the
Panama Canal and its approaches
were first issued in January 1911.

Page 2


Parking Brake Will Work-If You Do It Right

May 22, 1964


Fire! Fire! Fire!

What Can I Do?

* Don't Be Stupid
If you had a fire in your house would
you know what number to call? As
an employee you have a part in the
overall safety of the Panama Canal,
especially in fire safety. But what
would you do if a fire broke out?
Whom would you call? Where are
the fire extinguishers located? And
would you know how to use one?
An opportunity to provide these
answers and useful fire inspection
and prevention skills is the Employee
Education Program in Fire Safety
from May 11 through 31.
The District Fire Commanders,
with the cooperation of the Safety
Branch, are carrying out a program
to train safety representatives of the
various units of the Panama Canal
organization. Fire protection inspec-
tors will conduct a course of class-
room instruction and practical de-
monstration of portable fire extin-
Training Courses Set
The training course, consisting of
4 hours of instruction and practical
field work, will be in two sessions of
2 hours each. These sessions will be
held simultaneously on both the
Atlantic and Pacific sides June 2 and
4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will
be conducted at the Industrial Divi-
sion Training Center, Mount Hope,
and the Personnel Bureau Training
Center, Balboa.
Classroom training consists of the
theory of combustion and the kinds
of fires. A motion picture film,
Chemistry of Fire, will be shown.
Field work will explain the different
types of fire extinguishers and on
what type of fires they are used.
A pamphlet will be available on
various types of extinguishers.
The course also will include dis-
cussions of firefighting safety prac-
tices, such as the use of carbon
dioxide in confined spaces and the
danger of toxic gases present in fires.
Safety representatives will learn how
to protect themselves when treading
on burned floors and other safety
measures in fighting fires.
There's Personal Angle
The training course will provide
invaluable information to employees,
*many of whom may be living in
buildings where fire hazards are
present because of the building con-
struction. Employees should learn to
recognize these fire hazards and be
constantly aware of good fire safety.
Knowing what to do and doing it
immediately will save property and
prevent injuries. Familiarization with
an extinguisher may mean the differ-
ence between life and death!
When fire breaks out, don't panic.
Call 119.

Installation ceremonies were held recently for the new officers of Panama
Canal American Legion Post No. 1. They are, left to right, John F. Oster,
commander; Daniel La Placa, adjutant; Donald Hembree, 1st vice com-
mander; Glenn Burdick, 2d vice commander; Wade Huffman, chaplain;
Edward Coyle, finance officer; Kenneth Major, historian; William Sullivan,
sergeant-at-arms; and Thomas Stewart, service officer. Also installed (not
in picture) was David Baglien, judge advocate.


Better take care of me-good care.
Perhaps at times you don't think too much of me. But if you were to
wake up some morning and realize I'd flown the coop, you'd start the
day with an uneasy feeling, to say the least.
From me you get food, clothing, shelter. And I go a long way toward
keeping you healthy. I also provide the luxuries you enjoy and make
possible much of your entertainment and recreation. Without me your
children would have tough sledding. What's more, I'll get you the
sleekest auto, the most flattering clothes, the best steak in town with
all the trimmings.
But I'm exacting. I'm jealous too. Sometimes you seem completely
unconcerned about me. In fact, at times you make slighting remarks
about me and even mistreat me. And considering the fact that you need
me not only for the material things of life, but spiritually as well, I often
wonder why you neglect me so.
What if I were to leave you high and dry? Your happiness doubtless
would be seriously jeopardized. Your friends would worry about you-
and so would your creditors. And your bank account would shrivel like
a prune.
So, after all, I'm pretty important to you-and your family. That's why
you should cherish me. Take good care of me, and I'll take good care
of you.
I'm your job.

Can't see over your "in" basket?
Ben F. Cutcliffe has the same
problem, only far greater. Cutcliffe
has more than 2 million cubic feet of
papers sitting-figuratively-on his
desk, with no end in sight. Cutcliffe
is regional director for General Serv-
ices Administration's National Ar-
chives and Record Services (NARS)
in Kansas City. If GSA is the Govern-
ment's housekeeping agency, NARS
is in charge of the attic.
Like the housewife who can't bear
to throw anything away, Federal
agencies hoard paper, much of it 6f
vital importance.
Essential Records
Though not of dramatic impor-
tance, the records under Cutcliffe are
essential. They include:
1. Federal Records Center in St.
Louis that houses 731,000 cubic feet
of information on civil service em-
plovees in this country and overseas.
2. Military Records Center, also
at St. Louis which houses 932,000
cubic feet of files on former armed
services personnel.
3. Federal Records Center, Kansas
City, housing 420,000 cubic feet of
files from Federal agencies and courts
in the seven-state GSA region-Min-
nesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and
South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.
4. Vital Records Depository in a
cave in the Ozarks contains 10,000
cubic feet of duplicates of top priority
temporary records from Federal in-
stallations all over the world. It has
a large turnover.
No Gain on Turnover
Although each of the centers has
some turnover, the paper piles up
relentlessly. "We have a schedule for
destroying all but a small part of the
material," Cutcliffe said, "but we
always receive a bit more than we
can throw away."
The St. Louis records center, hous-
ing Federal-employee records, is in
a block-square building constructed
in 1961 for $4.5 million. Some 1.7
million pieces of personnel-record
material and 1.2 million X-rays
have been added annually to the


A 14-page commemorative article
on the 50th Anniversary of the Pan-
ama Canal, illustrated with 18 photo-
graphs, was published in the spring
edition of Steamboat Bill, journal of
the Steamship Historical Society of
America. The article was written in
two parts.
The Canal spread starts off with
a cover picture of the Empress of
Britain transiting the Canal April 1,
1932. The first article, written by
Robert W. Parkinson, also lists
numerous "firsts" which occurred in

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An Industrial Division employee applies knowledge acquired in the
Employee Education Program in Fire Safety. He is applying carbon dioxide
to extinguish a flammable liquid.

August 1914, such as the first official
transit of the Canal by the Ancon
August 15.
The second portion of the story
was written by Charles Pittee on the
Panama Railroad Company's steam-
ship lines.
The photo spread includes pic-
tures of the Canal and vessels prior
to the official opening of the "Big

Ditch." In addition to ships passing
through Gaillard Cut, there are
shots of ships in lock chambers.
Recent pictures include one of the
SS Canberra passing through Pedro
Miguel Locks.
Some of the pictures for the article
are official Panama Canal photo-
graphs from Parkinson's and Pittee's
collections; others are from museums
and private collections.

new building. Present equipment
is about filled, Cutcliffe said, but
when the center changes from files
to shelving it will be able to
hold another 433,000 cubic feet of
All centers do a brisk business in
answering queries. They are often
helpful to police and investigative
Some Are Newsworthy
"When a person becomes news-
worthy-for a good or bad reason-
his records are usually pulled and put
in a vault," Cutcliffe said. "Then we
will have them handy, if they're
needed, and they can't be tampered
The St. Louis Federal Records
Center answers about 350,000
queries a year; the military center
some 1,210,000; the Kansas City
center about 100,000.
Among valuable finds in the
records was the original Dred Scott
decision, which turned up in the
records of an Indian scout hired by
the Army-by one William Cody,
better known as Buffalo Bill.
Staffing Big Problem
Staffing the centers is one of Cut-
cliffe's biggest problems. "There's
no place you can find archivists," he
said. "I can't go out and hire a
records man. There isn't any such
creature coming out of schools. The
Government actually is the training
Sometimes, he said, industry
pirates his people away. Big corpora-
tions are becoming more and more
conscious of a need for modern
methods in keeping records.
Every year the paper at the records
centers piles thicker than the year
before, but the use of machines,
microfilm, and electronic tape helps.
The really thorny problem, Cut-
cliffe explained, is battling inflated
language, bureaucratese-the bane
of every private firm as well as
-Condensed from
Hugh Haguis in the
Kansas City Star.

Maintenance Units
Given New Names
Work branches of the Maintenance
Division have been renamed to more
properly define their functions.
Balboa Field Office has been redesig-
nated Maintenance Division, Pacific
District, and Cristobal Field Office
now bears the label Maintenance
Division, Atlantic District.
Titles of the heads of these
branches have been changed from
superintendent to district engineer.
The changes already are in effect.

Governor Urges

Buddy Poppy Days

Support May 22-31

Support of Buddy Poppy Days
May 22 to May 31 is urged by Gov. r ,
Robert J. Fleming, Jr., in an informa-
tion bulletin noting that this under- --
taking of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars supports many of the relief
problems among the veterans and -
their dependents in the Canal Zone .
as well as throughout the United s. __.
States. ----- ... -- --
"Maost of the funds raised are Is
expended locally with the remainder -'
used in extending aid to veterans and l
their families in every city and town- -- -..
in our Nation," the bulletin states,
adding: -
"The noble purpose of this yearly
fund raising campaign by the Vet- This old gray mule balked on the way to the retirement pasture. A Panama
Canal towing locomotive, looking out of place in the Panama Railroad yards
erans of Foreign ~Wars is highly in Balboa, is helped back on the track by a railroad crane. The mule is one
deserving of the support of all our of those retired from Gatun Locks as the new towing locomotives arrived
people" "individuals as well as from Japan to replace them. When they are brought by rail they are towed
rcliious, ciic, andsocial organiza- at a slow speed and their trip across the Isthmus poses a traffic scheduling
reliios, civic, and social organiza- problem for Panama Railroad dispatchers. Several of the old mules will be
tions." kept and put on display on both sides of the Isthmus as museum pieces.

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Paperwork Problems?

"In" Gaining on "Out" Basket


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John R. Thomson, Hospital Administrative Assistant at Palo Seco Hospital, is congratulated by Col. Robert J.
Kamish, Health Director, who presented him an Outstanding Food Sanitation Award. The award was in recogni-
tion of his interest and initiative in maintaining high standards of food handling and cleanliness at Palo Seco.
Present at the informal ceremony are, left, to right, J. P. MacLaren, Chief of the Division of Sanitation; Miss
Marie Weber, Assistant Administrative Nurse; Thomson; Miss Elmira Walton, Staff Nurse; Colonel Kamish, Mrs.
Caroline Atkinson, Staff Nurse; and Dick Williams, Sanitary Inspector, Southern Sanitation Area.

Absentee Ballot

Requests Mount;

Do You Qualify?

Election day in the United States
(November 3) is getting closer and
closer. Have you checked your voting
eligibility and the necessary proce-
dures involved in absentee voting?
Each State has its own voting laws.
Information concerning the laws of
each State may be found in a detailed
voting information booklet prepared
by the Armed Forces Information
and Education, Department of De-
fense. The booklet has been sent to
units of the Panama Canal organiza-
tion, the Canal Zone Library, civic
councils, employee organizations, and
fraternal organizations by the Per-
sonnel Bureau. Information about
registration, who may vote by
absentee ballot, and how to obtain
such a ballot may be found in the
More than 200 absentee ballot
applications have been sent out to
date. U.S.-citizen employees of the
Canal organization may obtain a
special application for an absentee
ballot at the Office of the Deputy
Personnel Director (Staff) in the
Administration Building, or call
Balboa 2625. The application will
be mailed upon request.
Absentee ballots must be notarized.
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 notary publics are
listed in the yellow pages of your
telephone directory.

Retired Zone Marshal

Golf Tourney Finalist

Joe Kincaid, 61-year-old retired
Canal Zone U.S. Marshal, upended
the defending champion but was
defeated in the finals of the Ponce
de Le6n Senior's Golf Championship
in St. Augustine, Fla., recently. Kin-
caid defeated four men en route to
the finals in the championship flight,
but lost the finals match 2 up.
Kincaid was a U.S. Marshal in the
Zone from 1953 to May 1961. He
now is in the real estate business in

Exam Time
Final examinations for the
second semester at Canal Zone
College begin today and will run
until next Thursday, May 27.
There are no exams Sunday,
May 24. Most of the examinations
are 3 hours in length.

Corozal Patients,

Staffers Enjoy

Las Cruces Trip
A suggestion by Col. Robert J.
Kamish, Health Director, resulted in
a partial transit of the Canal aboard
the Las Cruces by 148 patients and
45 staff members of Corozal Hospital
recently. It was the first such trip
in the hospital's history.
The 3-hour trip, complete with
soda pop and box lunches, was
enjoyed by approximately three-
fourths of the hospital's patients.
Thirty of the patients were badly
disabled (wheelchair, partially bed-
ridden, or blind). For 20 of the
passengers it was the first time out
of the hospital in many years.
Further trips of this nature are
being planned for the future. Sep-
tember is a possible target date for
the next trip.

Car Exhibits Readied
(Continued from p. 1)
end of the dry-cut excavation, but
their small capacity and non-auto-
matic coupler greatly reduced their
productive use. They could be
dumped on one side only.
The American-made dumpcars
had 18-yard capacity, were rugged
and maneuverable, and were ideally
suited to the cut-excavation work.
Many of these cars are still in service
on the Panama Railroad.
In order to move the cars to the
exhibition sites, a special short sec-
tion of a regular gauge railroad track
was built by the Motor Transporta-
tion Division on a heavy duty flatbed
truck trailer. At the sites, they are
to rest on a permanent section of
track. The little French Decauville
cars are so small they can hitch a
ride with the big fellows to the
exhibition sites.

FGAA Will Hear

Bank Official

At May 27 Dinner

The Federal Government Account-
ants Association will have a dinner
Wednesday, May 27, in the Fern
Room of the Tivoli Guest House.
Dr. Fawzi Habib, the resident
representative in Panama of the
International Bank for Reconstruc-
tion and Development, will be the
guest speaker.
Part of the program will be the
presentation of two annual FGAA
scholarships. Recipients this year are
Robert Panzer and Marian Chesel-
dine, both Canal Zone College
accounting students.
Cocktails will be served from 7
n.m. to 7:45 p.m., with the dinner
following immediately.
Reservations for the dinner are
required and may be made with
Richard Egolf, event chairman,
Balboa-2529. Tickets may be pur-
chased from Sheppard Clark, Balboa
2380; Mrs. Edna Diaz, Albrook 2163;
Hugh Durrett, Balboa 1461; Webb
Hearne, Amador 3216; John Samson,
Amador 3267.

Summer School
(Continued from p. 1)
tobal Junior-Senior High School, and
Balboa High School.
Students may register for one or
two subjects at the junior high level.
At the senior high level, students
may register for one or two semes-
ters of work. Registrations will be
accepted for all classes listed, but
no class will be organized unless
there are sufficient registrants.
Students must present report cards
and make payment of fees when
registering. A refund will be author-
ized only if the class does not
The fees will be $7 for each
subject for U.S. citizens and $11 for
To be eligible for credit, stu-
dents must attend a minimum of 31
sessions and successfully complete
all classroom work and other work

Last Week's

--- 966
trips_ 55

Miraflores Locks _
May 23-Canal Zone Policeman's at Locks
Gatun Locks-_-. _--
Ball at the France Field Hangar. Las Cuces, 2 ts
May 28-ROTC Anniversary Pro- L as Cruce, 2 tris ,
Reina Manuelitc I, 2 t
gram, Balboa High School Activi- Kidie rain rie, 14
Kiddie Train rides, 14
ties Building, 7:30 p.m.
May 30-Memorial Day. Grand Total---


By Eleanor Burnham

The Spire, by William Golding, is
the story of the overriding obsession
of the dean of a great cathedral. He
is determined to raise a spire of un-
precedented height above his cathe-
dral despite its fearful lack of a firm
foundation. This is a beautifully
written but very disturbing book. Its
author became famous with the
publication of Lord of the Flies.
The Blind Heart, a new novel by
Storm Jameson, is the story of a
family which includes a good and
kind-hearted man, a vain woman,
and their son-a handsome young
good-for-nothing-all of whom are
involved in many comic situations
and who display a profusion of
human frailties. Miss Jameson has
written this story with sympathy for
her characters and a fine sense of the
value of telling a good story. In the
words of critic James Gray, Storm
Jameson has a "richness of spirit"
and a "genuinely philosophic
mind"-which she obviously brings to
bear in this compelling story.
The Nanny, a new suspense story
by Evelyn Piper, is billed by its pub-
lishers as "masterful, pulse-pounding,
nerve-shattering" and "a rare treat."
It may not be all of that, but it really
is a very entertaining and exciting
psychological thriller about a small
3oy in danger of his life. It is well
written and is surely good for an
evening's entertainment.
An inscription on an old chart gives
he title for A Touch of the Dragon
5v Hamilton Basso. The inscription,
which was discovered by a young
cartographer, marked a remote geo-
graphic area. It read: "Past this place
are dragons." The particular dragon
of the story is a beautiful, poised,
rich, but fearsome young woman,
vhose life crosses and recrosses that
)f the cartographer, the only person

(Continued from p. 1)
where he was graduated in 1927
vith honors and a degree in civil
engineering. He later received his
master's degree in civil engineering
it the University of California.
After 3 years as a junior civil engi-
neer and an assistant hydraulic
engineer with the Division of Water
Resources of the State of California,
and Orange County Flood Control
District, he came to the Canal Zone
and has been here ever since. He
became a member of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Reserve in 1927,
and during the war he was promoted
to lieutenant colonel; he was pro-
moted to colonel in 1953 and retired
from the reserve in 1960.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Browder have
many friends in Panama and the
Canal Zone. Their two sons, Edward
and William, were born in Panama
and were educated in the Canal
Zone schools. Mrs. Browder has
been active in the Inter-American
Women's Club, the Canal Zone Red
Cross, and the Canal Zone College
Club. She has been a teacher in the
Canal Zone schools.
Edward was graduated from the
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis
in 1955 and now is with the nuclear
submarine program. William is
studying engineering at Princeton
under the Naval ROTC program.
Browder also has been active in
civic and fraternal affairs. He is a
charter member and past president
of the Panama Section of the Amer-
ican Society of Civil Engineers, a
charter member and past president
of the Canal Zone Post of the Society
of American Military Engineers, and
a member of a number of engineer-
ing societies in the United States.

who really understands her. Hamilton
Basso was born in New Orleans and
lived in the French Quarter for
many years where several of his well-
known novels were written. His most
distinguished work is probably The
View from Pompey's Head. This
latest novel will please everyone who
has enjoyed the late Mr. Basso's
earlier work-of whom there are
many. (The noted novelist died
May 13.)
The Grand Central Murders is said
to be a first mystery by a distin-
guished young writer who for his
venture into the mystery story field
uses the pseudonym Slater McGurk.
The result is a well plotted, polished
who-dun-it with the proper number
of subtle hints included for the
reader who likes to figure the puzzle
out, but an insufficient number to
give the story away.

(Continued from p. 1)
sitive seismological instruments in
the basement of the Balboa Heights
Administration Building. The new
machines, part of a global earth-
quake recording network of 125 sta-
tions in 65 nations and islands, is a,
far cry from the primitive seis-
mograph station established in the
Canal Zone in 1908, or even the one
he found here when he came to the
Isthmus as weather observer in 1927.
Just prior to his arrival on the
Isthmus, Esslinger worked for 5
years with the U.S. Weather Bureau
in New Orleans. In the Canal Zone
he had as his boss the late R.Z. Kirk-
patrick, one of the Canal's first chief
He has held various positions in
the Hydrographic and Meteoro-
logical Branch, and was promoted
to chief of the unit in 1952, suc-
ceeding George Matthew.
Esslinger has become known as
one of the most cautious men in a
field noted for its caution. After all,
everyone talks about the weather and
no one can do anything about it-yet.
He is quick to point out that the
Hydrographic Branch is an observa-
tion and not a forecasting station,
and that its most important function
is the control of the water supply of
the Panama Canal.
The Canal Zone weather unit is
one of the few under U.S. control in
the world with complete tropical
meteorological records dating back
50 years or more. Some of them were
transferred to the Canal by the
French and date back to 1880.
There is a lot of water in this area
of rainy season tropical downpours
and it takes a lot to run the Canal.
just how much there is and what
to do with it to prevent either flood
or water famine are the primary
questions which have faced the
Canal's hydrographer these many
Recently, with the increase in both
the number of lockages and demand
for electric power, this responsibility
has become more acute.
Esslinger is inclined to take a dim
view of facetious newspaper stories
on the weather and silly questions
like "what makes it rain?" Or "what
do you do when you watch the
When the rains pour and rivers
rage up in the hills around the Catun
Lake Basin, Esslinger and his staff
and the men who man the gates and
valves could wish they had been
postmen or busdrivers.
After this month, it is likely that
when he finds a permanent retire-
ment home back in the United States,
he will think of the weather only

He holds several military service when it is time to play his favorite
1,584 ribbons. ame-golf.

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Vol. II, No. 48 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 22 de Mayo de 1964

TUVO MAS DE 40 ADIOS Nuevo Subdirector de Salubridad

AL SERVICIO DEL CANAL Fue Nombrado Alvin Bl. arr, Jr.
s vl Car Jr FTuncionaro de 1lina del Norte Carr se especializ6

Despues de mis de 40 afios al
servicio de la organizaci6n del Canal
de PanamA, se retir6 el 31 de marzo
de este afio, Lloyd Evans Brathwaite,
mensajero de la Divisi6n de Termi-
nales en el sector AtlAntico.
Por tal motive sus compafieros de
trabajo le obsequiaron una hebilla
de oro, un prendedor de oro y una
carter con dinero en efectivo.
Brathwaite, que lleg6 al Istmo el
18 de febrero de 1912 procedente de
Barbados, Antillas Britdnicas, trabaj6
como pinchee" con la Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento entire 1912 y 1914.
Despues de laborar fuera de la orga-
nizaci6n, regres6 al Canal para tra-
bajar en la Planta de Helados de
Mount Hope, y luego como operario
y mensajero en la Divisi6n de Ter-
minales hasta el moment de su
Brathwaite viaj6 a los Estados
Unidos en 1958 para visitar a un
hermano y una hermana que resident
* en California.
El piensa descansar y tomar las
cosas con much calma ahora que
se ha jubilado.
Sus superiores lo han encomiado
much por su dedicaci6n al trabajo
y durante sus afios de servicio se
gan6 la admiraci6n, respeto y sim-
patia de jefes y compafieros.

Servicios Administrativos en la Ofi-
cina del Director de Salubridad, ha
sido nombrado Subdirector de Salu-
bridad para reemplazar a John
Palmer Smith, Jr., quien se retire en
abril iltimo y ha partido de la Zona
del Canal.
Carr ha estado con la Direcci6n
de Salubridad de la Zona del Canal
desde 1958, cuando lleg6 procedente
de los Estados Unidos para ser ins-
tructor administrative de hospital en
el Gorgas. El fue ascendido a Ayu-
dante Administrativo del Hospital en
1960 y ha estado en la Oficina del
Director de Salubridad desde 1961.
Oriundo de Rocky Mount, Caro-

administraci6n p6blica en el East
Carolina College en Greenville, Caro-
lina del Norte, done recibi6 su
bachillerato y su "master."
En 1962 termin6 un curso de admi-
nistraci6n de hospitals dirigido por
el Program de Continuaci6n Edu-
cativa en la Escuela de Salubridad
P6blica y de Medicina Administra-
tiva en la Universidad de Columbia.
Al ano siguiente recibi6 un premio
por actuaci6n destacada en la Zona
del Canal por el trabajo realizado con
la Direcci6n de Salubridad en el afio
El esti casado y tiene un hijo y
dos hijas. Ellos resident en Los Rios.

Ponga Bien su Freno de Emergencia y

Su Auto no Rodara a Ningun Lado
Se ha lamado la atenci6n a los duefios de muchos autom6viles nuevos
por el hecho de que bajo ciertas circunstancias el freno de emergencia
puede parecer que esti bien puesto, pero que puede aflojarse,
permiti6ndole rodar hacia atris.
La Asociaci6n de Prevenci6n de Accidentes y las Compafiias de Segtiro
advierten que esto puede ser muy peligroso si un conductor estaciona
su autom6vil en una entrada de garaje, muchas de ellas con declives.
La organizaci6n de seguros dice que esto ha surgido debido a recientes
cambios en el disefio del sistema de freno de emergencia o de estacio-
namiento en casi todos los autos de pasajeros y muchos camiones livianos.
Si el freno de emergencia es puesto sin la simultanea aplicaci6n del
freno hidraulico de pie, la parte inferior de las zapatas de freno se pone
en contact con los tambores de las ruedas traseras, pero las zapatas
no encajan completmente.'
La asociaci6n dice que cuando el freno de emergencia se encuentra
en esta condici6n, el autom6vil no puede rodar hacia adelante, pero
puede moverse libremente hacia atras.
Si por otro lado, el automovilista presiona su pie en el freno hidraulico
mientras pone el freno de emergencia, la zapata y el tambor encajan
completamente y el auto no se movers.
La asociaci6n hace hincapi6 en que tales frenos adecuadamente
aplicados "pueden hacer bien su trabajo."
Como media de precauci6n, la asociaci6n recomienda a los automo-
vilistas habituarse a la aplicaci6n del freno de pie mientras ponen el
freno de emergencia.
"Ningin problema puede ocurrir," dice la asociaci6n, "si un con-
ductor se entrena 61 mismo a hacer esto; en la mayoria de los casos,
esta es la forma 16gica y normal de hacerlo."

El Embajador de los EE. UU. en

Panama Sera el Orador Durante

Graduacion de la Universidad

El nuevo Embajador de los Esta-
dos Unidos en PanamA, Jack H.
Vaughn, serA el orador durante la
distribuci6n de diplomas de la 29at
graduaci6n de la Universidad de la
Zona del Canal. La distribuci6n de
diplomas tendrA lugar en el audito-
rio de la universidad el lunes 19 de
junio a las 8 p.m.
El Reverendo Reginald H. Gooden,
Obispo de la Di6cesis Misionera de
la Zona del Canal, pronunciara la
alocuci6n a los graduandos el do-
mingo 31 de mayo a las 4 p.m. tam-
bi6n en el auditorio de la universidad.
Esta serA la primera graduaci6n de
la Universidad de la Zona del Canal
(hasta este afio era el Primer Ciclo
Universitario) y mis de 60 graduan-
dos recibirAn sus diplomas, constitu-
yendo asi la mayor cantidad de gra-
duandos en la historic del plantel.
La entrada tanto a la alocuci6n
como a la entrega de diplomas serA
por medio de boletos. Los boletos
serAn proporcionados a los miembros

Exaimenes en la
Los exAmenes finales para el
segundo semestre en la Univer-
sidad de la Zona del Canal co-
menzaran hoy y continuarln
hasta el jueves pr6ximo 27 de
mayo. No habra examenes el
domingo 24 de mayo. La mayor
parte de los examenes durara
3 horas.

de la clase graduanda, sus familiares
y amigos. Otras personas interesadas
en asistir pueden llamar a la oficina
de la universidad Balboa 4590 o



Tres tipos de vagones de volquete
de los dias de la construcci6n del
Canal de PanamA estin bien pulidos
y pintados, listos para ser exhibidos.
Los vagones se encuentran en el
Parque del Cerro del Contratista y
en la Estaci6n del Ferrocarril de
Panama en Balboa Heights.
En cada sitio de exhibici6n se ha
instalado una urna que contiene foto-
grafias de los vagones que se usan
actualmente en excavaciones del
Canal, ademas de informaci6n impre-
sa sobre su construcci6n e historic.
Los planes para exhibir algunos
de los vagones de volquete usados
por los franceses y norteamericanos
en la excavaci6n del Canal, fueron
hechos hace pocos afios por el Coronel
Matthew C. Harrison, Director de
Ingenieria y Construcci6n del Canal
de PanamA.
Estos vagones son de interns his-
t6rico, no solo para las futuras gene-
raciones de empleados del Canal de
PanamA, sino tambien para residents
del Istmo y los turistas.

Norman E. Demers, a la derecha, Subdirector de la Direcci6n de Trans-
portes y Terminales, entrega la hebilla de oro, el prendedor de oro y la
carter con dinero en efectivo-todo esto obsequiado por sus compafieros
de trabajo-a Lloyd Evans Brathwaite, con motive de su retire de la orga-
nizaci6n del Canal de PanamA, despu6s de 40 anios, 3 meses y 18 dias
de servicio.



Cuando W. Houston Esslinger fue
a trabajar primero con la Oficina
Meteorol6gica de los EE. UU. en
1918, es possible que su jefe le haya
dicho que se fuera a volar cometas.
Esto no era una broma. En aque-
llos dias era la manera mAs prActica
de obtener informaci6n meteorol6-
gica en el aire. Los m6todos de ob-
servaci6n meteorol6gica no han cam-
biado much desde los tiempos de
Benjamin Franklin.
Desde la 6poca en que comenz6
su carrera en la Oficina Meteorol6-
gica en Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, los
m6todos de observaci6n meteorol6-
gica han progresado desde comets a
globos, al radar y los cohetes moder-
nos que pueden enviar informes me-
teorol6gicos a muchas millas de dis-
tancia en la atm6sfera.
Esslinger ha sido testigo de la
mavoria de estos cambios durante
sus 45 alios en los asuntos meteorol6-
gicos y se ha adaptado a todos ellos.
Cuando 61 se retire a fines de mayo,
habrA visto la adopci6n por part del
Canal de PanamA de muchos m6to-
dos modernos de meteorologia, hidro-
grafia, sismologia y climatologia.
El tambien ha intervenido en la
instalaci6n de un sistema telem6trico
para medir la precipitaci6n pluvial y
nivel de aguas fluviales, con el cual
se espera proporcionar una operaci6n
mis eficiente del control de aguas en
reserve e inundaciones por medio de
informes regulars de radio y micro-
ondas desde las distantes estaciones
meteorol6gicas y de observaci6n en
el Lago Gatin y la Represa Madden.
El eficiente sistema telem6trico
para el control de aguas en reserve
e inundaciones ha sido, de hecho, un
provecto favorite del jefe meteoro-
16gico del Canal durante mAs de
20 anos.
Esslinger ayud6 en 1962 a la insta-
laci6n de instruments sismol6gicos
nuevos y mAs sensitivos en el s6tano
del Edificio Administrativo en Balboa
Heights. Las nuevas maquinarias,
parte de una cadena mundial de re-
gistro de temblores de 125 estaciones
en 65 naciones e islas, constituyen
una gran diferencia de estaciones
sismogrAficas primitivas establecidas
en la ona del Canal en 1908, o ai6n
de la que encontr6 aqui cuando vino
al Istmo como Observador Meteor6-
logo en 1927.

Antes de su llegada al Istmo, Ess-
linger trabaj6 durante 5 afios con la
Oficina Meteorol6gica de los EE. UU.
en Nueva Orleans. En la Zona del
Canal tuvo como jefe al finado R. Z.
Kirkpatrick, uno de los primeros Jefes
Hidr6grafos del Canal.
El ha ocupado varias posiciones
en el Ramo HidrogrAfico y Meteoro-
16gico, y fue ascendido a jefe de la
unidad en 1952, reemplazando a
George Matthew.
Esslinger es conocido como uno de
los hombres mas cuidadosos en un
campo notable por su cuidado. Des-
puds de todo, todo el mundo habla
sobre el tiempo y nadie puede hacer
nada por l-todavia. El sefiala rpi-
damente que el Ramo Hidrografico
es una estaci6n de observaci6n y no
de predicci6n del tiempo, y que su
funci6n mAs important es el control
del abastecimiento de agua del Canal
de PanamL.
La unidad meteorol6gica de la
Zona del Canal es una de las pocas
bajo control de los Estados Unidos
con informes meteorol6gicos tropi-
cales completes de hace 50 o mas
afios. Algunos de ellos fueron ras-
pasados al Canal por los franceses y
datan desde 1880.
Existe una ran cantidad de agua
en esta rea de aguaceros tropicales
durante la estaci6n lluviosa y se nece-
sita much agua para operar el Canal.
Las principles preguntas a las cua-
les se ha enfrentado el hidr6grafo
del Canal en estos afios son sobre la
cantidad de agua y lo que hay que
hacer para evitar ya sea inundacio-
nes o la carestia de agua.
Con el aumento tanto en la canti-
dad de trAnsito por las esclusas como
por la demand de energia electrica,
esta responsabilidad se ha acentuado
mAs recientemente.
Esslinger no se inclina a prestar
much atenci6n a los articulos chis-
tosos de los peri6dicos sobre el estado
del tiempo y las preguntas tontas
como "eque hace lover? O ",que
hace usted cuando observa el
Cuando llueve a cAntaros y los rios
se desbordan hacia los cerros alre-
dedor de la Represa del Lago Gatin,
tanto Esslinger como su personal y
los hombres que manipulan las

compuertas y vAlvulas, desearian
haber sido carteros o conductores de
DespuBs de este mes, es casi seguro
que cuando encuentre una casa per-
manente durante su retire en los Es-
tados Unidos, el pensarA en el estado
del tiempo solamente cuando sea
tiempo de jugar su deported favorito-
el golf.

A Nuestros

En vista de que el pr6ximo
viernes 29 de mayo seria dia de
asueto para muchos empleados del
Canal de Panamd, por caer en
sdhado el Dia de los Difuntos, el
SPILLWAY serd distribuido el jue-
ves 28 del corriente.
Todo el material que desee ser
publicado en nuestra pr6xima edi-
ci6n, deberd ser enviado a mds
tardar durante el dia de hoy a la
Oficina de Prensa del Canal de
Panamd. El material urgente pue-
de ser recibido y procesado al
mediodia del lunes 25.
El material debe ser enviado al
MA, Box M, Balboa Heights, Zona
del Canal.

Nombres de
Acuerdo con
Sus Funciones
Las Secciones de Trabajo de la Di-
visi6n de Mantenimiento han sido
bautizadas con nuevos nombres que
definan en forma mas apropiada sus
funciones. La Oficina de Campo de
Balboa ha sido designada ahora como
la Division de Mantenimiento, Dis-
trito del Pacifico, y la Oficina de
Campo de Crist6bal lleva ahora el
titulo de Divisi6n de Mantenimiento,
Distrito del Atlffintico.
Los titulos de los jefes de estas
secciones han sido cambiados de
Superintendent a Ingeniero del Dis-
trito. Los cambios entraron ya en





Mayo 22, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

Ricardo A. Castillo Jim6nez, con un servicio de 7 afios
en la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA, es Dibujante
en la Secci6n Electromecanica de la Divisi6n de Inge-
nieria en el Edificio Administrativo en Balboa Heights.
Castillo ha laborado para el Gobierno Federal durante
13 afios, ya que anteriormente trabaj6 durante 6 afios
con la Oficina de Instalaci6n de Acondicionamiento de
Aire en la Base A6rea de Albrook. Su trabajo con la
Division de Ingenieria consiste en el desarrollo de pianos
de ingenieria, con especializaci6n en electricidad. El
trabaj6 con la Constructora HernAndez en la ciudad de
PanamA de 1942 a 1949, pasando luego al desaparecido
Banco de Urbanizaci6n y Rehabilitaci6n (hoy el Instituto
de Vivienda y Urbanismo) donde labor durante 2 afios.
"Cayin," como le conocen sus amigos, curs6 studios
secundarios en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios, en Panama,
graduandose en 1942. Es casado con Zoila R. Ara6z de
Castillo y tiene un hijo de 19 afios de edad, Ricardo
A. Castillo, Jr., quien se gradu6 el afio pasado en el
Colegio Javier en Panama y hoy dia cursa studios en
la Universidad de PanamA. A Castillo le gusta much
ver television, especialmente el boxeo, y asistir a los
especticulos deportivos.

'1/ 4

Manuel L6pez EsplA es Tecnico Ingeniero Elctrico,
especializado en iluminaci6n, al servicio de la Divisi6n
de Ingenieria en su Secci6n de ElectromecAnica en el
Edificio Administrativo en Balboa Heights. L6pez EsplA,
que naci6 en Alicante, Espafia, lleg6 al Istmo el 4 de
junio de 1940 a bordo del velero Santa Maria y desde
entonces reside en PanamA. Tiene un total de 14 afios
de servicios con el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos, ya
que trabaj6 1 afio con el Ej6rcito de los EE.UU., 6 afios
con la Fuerza A6rea y lleva 7 afios con la organizaci6n
del Canal de PanamA. Su trabajo consiste en hacer dise-
fios el6ctricos para las construcciones del Canal de
PanamA. El hizo sus studios ticnicos en ingenieria
electrica en Alicante y luego curs6 studios por corres-
pondencia en ingenieria de radio. Es casado con Ligia
Padilla de L6pez y tiene tres hijos, Manolo, de 16 afios,
Maggie, de 11, y Maribel, de 5. Es miembro de la
Sociedad de Ingenieros Militares Americanos, del Club
de Leones de Balboa y de la Sociedad Espafiola de Bene-
ficencia de PanamA. Antes de trabajar con el Gobierno
Federal labor con la Tropical Radio & Telegraph Co.
y el contratista L. R. Sommer. Le gusta la nataci6n,
paseos campestres, el cine y funciones teatrales, music
semiclisica y literature tccnica.

NVas. oVienes?
dCuAl es la marca para cruzar
SIel Canal de mar a mar, ida y de
El 6 de marzo pasado la lancha
LST Walworth County zarp6 de
la base naval de Rodman, Ilegando
a Crist6bal al amanecer del dia

las 10:30 de la mariana, sali6 de
S4 44r A t A Crist6bal nuevamente de regreso
CIA A W VAr StA Ii .C. a Rodman, atracando al atardecer
-estableciendo con ello un record
de 25 horas y 20 minutes para el
viaje de ida y vuelta.
Anteriormente la nave Lowry,
de la Armada Norteamericana,
oil habia hecho el viaje redondo en

510 32 horas viajando del Atlintico al
Pacifico y vuelta al Atlintico.

Datos estadisticos demuestran que
Amu. r- los japoneses realizan como el 50
por ciento de las actividades pesque-
S*tArece a /, tise ras mundiales; les siguen Estados
WO ,, a Tra s, ". IO Unidos y el Perid.
No~~A? ~TA*LdI~rr~. .410



30-Dia de los Difuntos.


13-Festival del Patrono San Antonio en Puerto Armuelles y

24-Festival del Patrono San Juan en PenonomB y Chitr6.

29-Festival del Patrono San Pedro en Los Pozos y La Colorada.

29-Inauguraci6n de la Octava Sesi6n de la Comisi6n de Mejora-
miento de las Estadisticas Nacionales (COINS) en la ciudad
de Panama.

Viemes 22 _--

SAbado 23 ---
Domingo 24 y
Lunes 25 ----
Martes 26 -----

Mi6rcoles 27 ----

Jueves 28 ----

Viernes 29--__---


-3' Pjl 1


En Su Pantalla

Look Back In Anger

Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
Jason And The Argonauts
The List Of Adrian Messenger

The Brazen Bell and
Captain Lightfoot
J6venes Rebeldes and
Our Man In Havana
Trapeze and
Time Limit
The Running Man

Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
Jump Into Hell

Gunslinger and
Pretty Boy Floyd

Island Of Love
For Love Or Money
J6venes Rebeldes and
Our Man In Havana
The Brazen Bell and
Captain Lightfoot
The Running Man

Trapeze and
Time Limit


Born Reckless

Owl Show 10:00 p.m.
Viva Zapata
Mary, Mary
Come Blow Your Horn

The House Of Women and
Band Of Angels
Varan The Unbelievable and
Teacher's Pet
Gunslinger and
Pretty Boy Floyd
Look Back In Anger

Owl Show 10:00 p.m.

PBgina 2

w1. ItMI


Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mi. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier
cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacion
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
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.

En Su antalI

12:00-Peleas que hicieron historic
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00-Cine en su casa
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
5:00-Carnaval de Cartones
6:00-Circulo de Arte DramAtico
6:30-Intriga en Hawai
7:30-La Estrella y su Historia
8:00-El Especticulo Mas Grande
del Mundo
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
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00--Mundo de la Mujer
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
6:00-Dick Tracy
7:00-El Nifio del Circo
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 dela Una
1:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Muier
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
7:00-Show de Donna Reed
7:30-Fuego de Juventud
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:00-La Marina de McHale
9:30-El Abogado Audaz
12:00-Carnaval de Cartones
12:45-Tele Bingo
1:00-Show dela Una
l:30-Cine Serie Semanal
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Muier
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
7:00-Buggs Bunny
7:25-Robles y El Pueblo
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00-Los Detectives
9:00-Los Trabajadores
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock
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
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
6:00-El Poderoso Hercules
7:00-El Rebelde
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: 00-Avances
2:15-Reportajes Mundiales
4:30-Carnaval de Cartones
5:00-Mundo de la Muier
5:45-Fiesta de Estrellitas
6:00-El Cegato Magoo
7:00-Los Angeles Azules
9:00-La Ciudad Desnuda
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-Capitin Marte y XL-5
7:30--Tatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Runmbo a lo Desconocido

10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-La Comedia Silente
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Hazanias del Espacio
12:00-Inspector Leclerc
12:30-Cita Informal
1:30--epriss: 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-Serie de Aventuras
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 Franc6s
11:00-E1 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-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-E1 Pijaro 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 Mediodfa
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-La Novela de las 5
5:30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
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 alVuelo

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-Serie de Aventuras
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-Informative del Mediodia
1:15-Novela semanal
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5i30-La Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-E1 Santo
11:30-El 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-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Investigador Submarino
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Perry Mason

Mayo 22, 1964

Pagina 3



Al iniciarse ya el period lectivo Del 14 de septiembre al 20 de
en las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de octubre se celebrarin los torneos
la Zona del Canal, ha entrado en masculinos v femeninos de balon-
vigor el program de educaci6n fisica cesto.
preparado por el Jefe de Educaci6n El beisbol para varones y el soft-
Fisica y Deportes de las Escuclas ball femenino se llevarnin a cabo del
Latinoamericanas, Profesor Oscar 2 de noviembre al 18 de diciembre.
Suman Carrillo. Los events de atletismo, tanto
Hasta el jueves 2S de este mes se
completaran 3 semanas de Organiza- paebra vron del 21 de dicieambre se
ci6n y Evaluaci6n entire los alumnos este anio al 2 1 do enero de 1965.
de todas las escuelas.
Desde el 19 de junior hasta el 17 de La nataci6n es una actividad que
julio, se llevarin a cabo torneos de sera practicada durante todo el afio
tenis de mesa, badminton, tcnis, rele- y por eso es que no se sefialan fechas
vos, gimnasia, bailes tipicos paname- determinadas.
fos para ninas v futbol masculine. Para tcrminar este program de
A partir del 20 de julio, hasta el educaci6n fisica y deportes, se cele-
28 de agosto, vendrAn los torneos de brart del 11 al 16 de enero de 1965,
volibol para varones y nifias. la Semana de Educaci6n Fisica.

Calendario de las Competencias

De Deportes Latinoamericanas

Las siguientes fechas han sido sefialadas para las competencias intercole-
giales de las Escuelas Secundarias Latinoamericanas en la Zona del Canal.

Mircoles, Junio 24_ .
*Jueves, Junio 25____ .
"Martes, Junio 30_.-_.
Mi6rcoles, Julio 19__
* Miercoles, Julio 8__ _
*Jueves, Julio 9_---
*Jueves, Julio 16--_____

__Paraiso vs. Santa Cruz .-____-
-_Rainbow City vs. Paraiso____
__Paraiso vs. Rainbow City___
__Santa Cruz vs. Rainbow City_
__Rainbow City vs. Paraiso____
__Rainbow City vs. Paraiso .__-
_ Paraiso vs. Rainbow City___-


Mi6rcoles, Agosto 12__
*Jueves, Agosto 13____
Mi6rcoles, Agosto 19_
*Jueves, Agosto 20__ _
Mi6rcoles, Agosto 26_-
*Jueves, Agosto 27 -___
*Jueves, Septiembre 3_

___Santa Cruz vs. Paraiso____.
___Paraiso vs. Rainbow City __
___ Santa Cruz vs. Rainbow City
__Rainbow City vs. Paraiso___
___Paraiso vs. Santa Cruz______
___Paraiso vs. Rainbow City___
__Rainbow City vs. Paraiso ___

_____ 3:00 p.m.
_____3:15 p.m.
___ 6:00p.m.
___.2:00 p.m.
__ 3:15p.m.
___3:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
___ 5:00p.m.
.___-2:00 p.m.
___5:00 p.m.
___5:00 p.m.
-____5:00 p.m.


Viernes, Septiembre4 __-_ Piscina de Paraiso_

-__ .-___-2:00 p.m.

Mi6rcoles, Octubre 7_____ Rainbow City vs. Santa Cruz _-__.2:30 p.m.
"Jueves, Octubre 8___-__- Paraiso vs. Rainbow City_------ 7:00 p.m.
Mi6rcoles, Octubre 14____ Santa Cruz vs. Paraiso ___ __ 5:00 p.m.
*Jueves, Octubre 15 _----. Rainbow City vs. Paraiso -______ 7:00p.m.
Mi6rcoles, Octubre 21 -__Paraiso vs. Rainbow City ________ 2:00 p.m.
*Jueves, Octubre 22 _____Paraiso vs. Rainbow City __________7:00 p.m.
*Jueves, Octubre 29 _____ Rainbow City vs. Paraiso_ ._____ 7:00p.m.

*Martes, Noviembre 24 _- Paraiso vs. Rainbow City__-
Mi6rcoles, Noviembre 25_ Santa Cruz vs. Rainbow City_
Mi6rcoles, Diciembre 2_ Paraiso vs. Santa Cruz ---_
*Jueves, Diciembre 3____- Rainbow City vs. Paraiso___
Mi6rcoles, Diciembre 9___Rainbow City vs. Paraiso___
*Jueves, Diciembre 10_ Paraiso vs. Rainbow City___
*Mi6rcoles, Diciembre 16__Rainbow City vs. Paraiso___

____6:00 p.m.
___ 2:00 p.m.
__- 4:00 p.m.
____3:00 p.m.
__ 6:00 p.m.
__ 6:00 p.m.

S*Sbado, Enero 9, 1965___Piscina de Paraiso _-__________-- 10:00a.m.
Mircoles, Enero 13_____ Escuela Intermedia de Santa Cruz__2:00 p.m.
Jueves, Enero 14-_______ Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow
City________ _____________6:00 p.m.
Viernes, Enero 15_--____ Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso __-6:00 p.m.
SAbado, Enero 16 ______Torneo Intercolegial de Escuelas
Intermedias en Mount Hope____10:00 a.m.
SAbado, Enero 23 ______Torneo Atl]tico de Escuelas Secun-
darias en Paraiso -____________10:00 a.m.

Escuela Secundaria, el primero nombrado es equipo local.

El beisbol es uno de los deportes mAs populares en el Istmo. De estos campos
de juegos en las Comunidades Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal salen
muchas estrellas del gran pasatiempo. En las Escuelas Latinoamericanas
habrA torneos peloteros, de acuerdo con el program establecido.





Gran incremento se darA este afio a la divulgaci6n de los bailes tipicos panamefios en las Escue-
las Primarias de las Comunidades Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal.

Eugenio Hurtado fne

Vencido en B. Aires

For Horacio Accavallo

El Campe6n Peso Mosca sudame-
ricano Horacio Accavallo, de la Ar-
gentina, super por decision unAnime
al panamefio Eugenio Hurtado en un
refiido combat a 10 asaltos cele-
brado el sabado iltimo en el Luna
Park de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Accavallo, que esta clasificado en
el tercer lugar del escalaf6n mundial
de la Asociaci6n Mundial de Boxeo,
estA buscando un combat por el
titulo mundial que ostenta Pone
Kingpetch, de Tailandia. Hurtado
esta clasificado en el s6ptimo lugar
por la AMB.

Peleas en Panama y

Col0n Habra el

Dia 31 de Mayo

Dos programs de boxeo se cele-
braran en el Gimnasio Nacional de
PanamA y la Arena de Col6n el
domingo 31 de este mes, al reanu-
darse las actividades boxisticas pro-
fesionales en el Istmo, despubs del
period de elecciones en la Repi-
blica de Panama.
En el tinglado del Gimnasio Nacio-
nal sera disputado el titulo peso
pluma del Istmo, cuando se midan
en combat a 12 asaltos, el campe6n
Julio (Chicha Fuerte) Ruiz y el
recio pegador Carlos Rios.
Ambos son fuertes pugilistas y el
combat puede terminar por la via
rApida. Rios busca el triunfo para
medirse despubs con el famoso
boxeador colombiano Antonio "Mo-
chila" Herrera, niico vencedor del
gran Ismael Laguna.
Mientras tanto, en la Arena de
Col6n, se presentarA el Campe6n
Mosca del Istmo, Pedro Carvajal, al
fogoso pigil colonense Sen6n Rios
en combat a 10 vueltas en el cual
no estarA en dispute el titulo de la
division de las 112 libras.

El unico pez al que se le ha tornado
electricamente la velocidad que des-
pliega al nadar, es a la barracuda que
marcd unas 27 mills por hora, lo
que ya es bastante andar para un

1 '.'g -' -

El softball femenino figure entire las actividades deportivas de
las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal.
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El deported de pista y campo, que ha producido muchas estrellas al firma-
mento deportivo del Istmo, es uno de los puntales del program de educa-
ci6n fisica y deportes este aiio en las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la
Zona del Canal.

La nataci6n es una actividad tan popular, que se practice durante todo el
afio en las Comunidades Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal. Las pis-
cinas de Paraiso y Rainbow City estin activas durante todas las horas del dia.








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Mayo 22, 1964

No se Asuste en Caso de Incendio;

Llame Inmediatamente al Tel. 119
gSi hay un incendio en su casa, sabria a qu6 numero Ilamar? Como
uno de los empleados usted tiene parte en todo lo relacionado con segu-
ridad en el Canal de Panama, especialmente en seguridad de incendio.
8Pero qu6 haria usted si estallase un incendio? dA qui6n llamaria?
dD6nde estfn situados los extintores contra incendio? Sabria usted c6mo
usar uno? Una oportunidad para proporcionar estas respuestas y las tiles
inpecciones contra incendio y habilidad en la prevenci6n esti en el
Program de Educaci6n al Empleado en Seguridad Contra Incendio del
11 al 31 de mayo.
Los Jefes de los Departamentos de Bomberos de los Distritos, con
la cooperaci6n de la Oficina de Seguridad, estAn llevando a cabo un
program para adiestrar a los representantes de seguridad de las dis-
tintas unidades de la organizaci6n del Canal de Panama. Los inspectors
de protecci6n contra incendios dirigiran un curso de instrucci6n en
salones de clase y demostraciones prActicas de los extintores portAtiles
contra incendio.
El curso de adiestramiento, que consiste en 4 horas de instrucci6n
y trabajo prActico en el terreno, se llevarA a cabo en dos classes de 2 horas
cada una. Estas classes se celebrarAn simultAneamente tanto en el sector
AtlAntico como en el Pacifico el 2 y 4 de junior de 9:30 a 11:30 a.m. y
serAn levadas a cabo en el Centro de Capacitaci6n de la Divisi6n Indus-
trial en Mount Hope y en el Centro de Capacitaci6n de la Direcci6n
de Personal en Balboa.
El entrenamiento en salones de clase consiste en la teoria de la com-
busti6n y las classes de incendios. SerA exhibida la pelicula "Chemistry
of Fire." El trabajo en el terreno explicarA los diferentes tipos de extin-
tores contra incendio y en qu6 tipos de incendio son usados. A la dispo-
sici6n estarA un folleto sobre los various tipos de extintores.
El curso tambi6n incluirA discusiones sobre las prActicas de seguridad
al combatir incendios, tales como el uso de bi6xido de carbon en espa-
cios reducidos y el peligro de gases t6xicos en los incendios. Los repre-
sentantes de seguridad aprenderAn c6mo protegerse cuando estin cami-
nando sobre pisos quemados y otras medidas de seguridad para combatir
El curso de adiestramiento proporcionarA informaci6n inapreciable
a los empleados, muchos de los cuales pueden estar residiendo en edifi-
cios donde los peligros de un incendio son palpables debido a la clase
de construcci6n del edificio. Los empleados deberian aprender a reco-
nocer estos peligros de incendio y estar constantemente al tanto de las
buenas medidas de seguridad contra incendios. El saber lo que hay que
hacer y hacerlo inmediatamente salvarA propiedades e impedirA lesiones.
El familiarizarse con un extintor puede significar la diferencia entire la
vida y la muerte.

Articulo Sobre el Cincnentenario

Del Canal es Publicado por una

Revista de los Estados Unidos

Un articulo conmemorativo de 14
pAginas sobre el Cincuentenario del
Canal de PanamA, ilustrado con 18
fotografias, fue publicado en la edi-
ci6n primaveral de Steamboat Bill,
6rgano periodistico de la Steamship
Historical Society of America. El
articulo fue escrito en dos parties.
El despliegue sobre el Canal co-
mienza con una fotografia en la por-
tada del Empress of Britain transi-
tando por el Canal el 10 de abril de
1932. El primer articulo, escrito por
Robert W. Parkinson, tambien publi-
ca numerosos primeros que ocu-
rrieron en agosto de 1914, tal como
el primer trAnsito official del Canal
por el Anc6n el 15 de agosto.

La segunda parte de la historic fue
escrita por Charles Pittee sobre las
lines de vapores de la Compaiiia del
Ferrocarril de PanamA.
El despliegue fotogrAfico incluye
fotografias del Canal y navios antes
de la inauguraci6n official de la "Gran
Zanja." AdemAs de barcos pasando
por el Corte Gaillard, hay fotos de
barcos en las cAmaras de las esclu-
sas. Las fotografias recientes incluyen
una del SS Canberra pasando por las
Esclusas de Pedro Miguel.
Algunas de las fotografias para el
articulo son vistas oficiales del Canal
de PanamA de las colecciones de
Parkinson y Pittee; otras provienen
de museos y de colecciones privadas.

Se Dictaran Clases Durante las

Vacaciones Pa ls Alumnos de

Escuelas Secundarias de la Zona

Durante el period de vacaciones
de este afio se darAn classes en las
escuelas secundarias de la Zona del
Canal en ambos lados del Istmo. Las
classes comenzarAn el 15 de junio y
terminarAn el 31 de julio.
Esta serA la primera vez que se
darin classes regulars en las escue-
las secundarias de la Zona del Canal
durante las vacaciones.
El program escolar de vacaciones
de este afio ha sido organizado para
aquellos estudiantes que deseen po-
nerse al dia en materials en las cuales
estuvieron deficientes durante el pe-
riodo lectivo regular. La matricula
estarA limitada a aquellos estudiantes
que han asistido a las escuelas secun-
darias estadounidenses de la Zona
del Canal.
Las classes que se dictarAn en el
nivel de escuela intermedia serAn
ingls para los grades 7 y 8; studios
sociales 7 y 8; y matemiticas 7 y 8.
Las classes de escuela secundaria
incluirAn cursos en ingl6s 9, 10, 11
y 12; geografia mundial; historic
mundial; historic de los Estados Uni-
dos, instituciones norteamericanas,
Algebra 1 y 2; geometria; trigonome-
tria, y matematica avanzada.

La inscripci6n se llevarA a cabo
el martes 9 de junio y el mi6rcoles
10 de junior de 9 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.
en la Escuela Secundaria de Diablo
Heights, Escuela Secundaria de Cris-
t6bal y la Escuela Secundaria de
Los estudiantes podrAn inscribirse
para una o dos materials en el nivel
de escuela intermedia. En el nivel
secundario, los estudiantes podrAn
inscribirse para uno o dos semestres
de labores. Las inscripciones se
aceptarAn para todas las classes regis-
tradas, pero no se organizara ninguna
clase a menos que haya suficientes
Los estudiantes deben presentar
sus boletines y pagar la matricula
cuando se inscriben. Se autorizarA el
reembolso solamente si la clase no se
llega a efectuar.
La matricula costarA $7 por cada
material a los ciudadanos estadouni-
denses y $11 para los otros.
Para ser eligible al credito, los
estudiantes deberAn asistir a un mini-
mo de 31 classes y terminar satisfac-
toriamente todo el trabajo en las
aulas y otras labores asignadas.

Formidable Pareja de Pescadores

Son los Esposos Leo y Ruth Krziza

Las gabelas son grandes en contra
de dos peces de peso id6ntico que
han sido pescados en el mismo viaje
de pesca. Las gabelas son aun mayo-
res contra un esposo y una esposa
que sacan peces del mismo peso en
la misma excursion, particularmente
en los cientos de libras.
Eso fue lo que sucedi6 a Leo y
Ruth Krziza durante un reciente
viaje al Club de Pesca de Bahia de
Pifias. Ruth pesc6 primero, en 17
minutes, con su cuerda de 50 libras.
Leo lo hizo al dia siguiente con una
cuerda de 80 libras en 37 minutes.
Ambas press pesaron 320 libras. Leo
trabaja con la Divisi6n de Transporte
a Motor, mientras que su esposa estA
empleada en la Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento de la Direcci6n de Inge-
nieria y Construcci6n.
El Club de Pesca se estA haciendo
famoso entire los pescadores de alta
mar en todo el mundo. Ray Smith,
de Dallas, Texas, concibi6 la idea del
club y lo inaugur6 en enero de 1963.
Los Krzizas consideran que su re-
ciente viaje fue uno de los rms inte-
resantes que jamAs hayan realizado
e informan que el alojamiento es
excelente y la pesca muy buena. Ellos
permanecieron una semana alla y
pasaron dias pescando en los botes
del club y por las noches admiraban
las estrellas desde la costa. La comida
era maravillosa, segdn dijeron, y
ambos esperan regresar pronto.
Aunque Leo tiene un gran merlin
negro colgado en la pared de su ofi-
cina, eso no significa que 61 reclame

para si todos los honors de los
Krziza. Ruth, que estaba cansada de
ser una "viuda" de pescador, se inte-
res6 por la pesca y desde entonces
ha acompaiado a Leo en muchos

El 27 de agosto de 1962 durante
un torneo en el cual participaban
unos 450 pescadores, Ruth sac6 el
premio gordo, un merlin negro de
510 libras. Este fue tambi6n el pez
mAs grande pescado por una mujer
v el mAs grande sacado con una
cuerda de 80 libras. Ruth gan6 tres
premios grandes del torneo debido
a sus esfuerzos. Durante el Torneo
International de Merlin y Pez Vela
en 1963, Ruth conquist6 el primero
y segundo lugar en la division feme-
nina con dos merlines negros-de 340
y 254 libras, respectivamente. (Vea
fotos en la secci6n inglesa.)
En esa ocasi6n gan6 cuatro trofeos
mAs de plata al triunfar en la cate-
goria de cuerda de 50 libras. Todo
esto lo pesc6 en Bahia de Pifias en
la RepAblica de Panama desde el
yate de pesca Seri.

La oportunidad de Leo se present
en diciembre de 1960 cuando pesc6
un merlin negro de 540 libras. Leo
ofreci6 la- oportunidad a varias per-
sonas para que lo acompafiaran en
ese viaje del Seri, lo mismo que a
Frank Violette y Ospina Newball.
Pero por varias razones, la proximi-
dad de las Navidades y el tiempo
muy lluvioso, nadie quiso aprovechar
la oportunidad.

Pacientes del Hospital de Corozal

Hicieron una Travesia por el Canal
Debido a una sugesti6n hecha por da, fue disfrutado por lo menos por
el Coronel Robert J. Kamish, Direc- las tres cuartas parties de los pacien-
tor de Salubridad, se convirti6 en tes del hospital. Treinta de los pa-
realidad un trAnsito parcial por el cientes eran lisiados que estaban en
Canal a bordo de la lancha Las Cru- sillas de ruedas, otros Ilevados en
ces en el cual tomaron parte 148 camillas y algunos ciegos. Para 20
pacientes y 45 miembros del perso- de los pasajeros esta fue su primera
nal del Hospital de Corozal, reciente- salida del hospital en muchos afios.
mente. Este era el primer viaie de

tal naturaleza en la historic del
El viaje de 3 horas, complemen-
tado con bebidas gaseosas y merien-

Se estAn proyectando nuevos viajes
de esta clase para el future. Es muy
possible que el pr6ximo viaje se realice
en septiembre.

Con Ospina Newball actuando
como capitAn, se dirigieron a Bahia
de Pifias. Durante 5 dias pescaron
en un aparente oc6ano vacio; enton-
ces Leo sac6 el merlin mAs grande
pescado en aguas de PanamA durante
todo ese afio.
El merlin fue desollado y despu6s
que la came fue sacada y guardada
para los orfelinatos en PanamA, Leo
envi6 el pellejo, la cabeza y las aletas
a Miami para armarlos. Dijo que
despu6s de ver la cuenta por la
armada de este pescado, decidi6 que
su suefio dorado de pescar un merlin
de 1,000 libras, tendria que que-
darse en la forma en que lo pescara.
Estos son solamente unos pocos
ejemplos de los viajes de pesca que
han hecho los Krzizas. No todos
han sido espectaculares, pero han
resultado osados, emocionantes e
Ruth tiene tambi6n otro pasa-
tiempo al aire libre: la caza. Todos
los sAbados a las 3:30 a.m. ella se
pone un traje de cazador y se va a
cazar venados con el Club de Caza
San Juan, de Anc6n. El comentario
de Ruth sobre sus salidas es el si-
guiente: "PanamA ofrece maravillo-
sas oportunidades durante todo el
afio para aquellos que les gusta el
aire libre."

En 1913 se abandon debido a su
alto cost el plan que se venia aca-
riciando de construir un tinel debajo
del Canal.

Antiguamente se habia .pensado
que la diabetis prevalecia especial-
mente en las naciones o dreas indus-
trializadas. Esa teoria prob6 ser in-
fundada. A4n en paises que siguen
una dieta predominantemente vege-
tariana, como en China y el Japdn,
por ejemplo, la incidencia de la
diabetis es la misma que en otras
e *

En enero de 1911 se expidieron
por primera vez los reglamentos de
navegaci6n en el Canal y sus vias
acuAticas circundantes.

Edward B. Browder, Jr., Subdirec-
tor de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n del Canal de Panama
durante los filtimos 14 afios, se reti-
rarA del servicio del Canal a partir
del mes de julio, e ira a residir en
San Francisco, California.
Es muy probable que ingrese a la
oficina de una firma consultora de
ingenieria en San Francisco.
Su retire voluntario terminarA una
carrera con el Gobierno de los Esta-
dos Unidos que 61 inici6 en 1930
como dibujante structural en la anti-
gua Oficina de la Divisi6n de Inge-
nieria del Canal. Tambi6n incluye
servicio con el Departamento de In-
genieros del Ej6rcito de los EE. UU.
durante la II Guerra Mundial y ser-
vicio despu6s de la guerra como sub-
director de la Direcci6n de Ingenie-
ria y Construcci6n durante la 6poca
mn que la operaci6n normal de la
Direcci6n era reorganizada y am-
pliada para acomodar un program
de construcci6n por $70 millones.
Durante su carrera con el Canal
de Panama, Browder ha participado
en la construcci6n de nuevas resi-
dencias, escuelas, edificios industria-
les y estructuras portuarias. Antes
del comienzo de la guerra, estuvo con
la secci6n structural que diseii6 los
diapositivos de seguridad para las
esclusas del Canal de Panama.
Desde los tiempos de la guerra y
durante su period como Subdirector
de Ingenieria y Construcci6n, fue
construido el Puente Ferry Thatcher
por $20 millones, tres grandes pro-
yectos de movimiento de tierras rela-
cionados con cl aumento de la capa-
cidad del Canal han sido terminados

y se ha instalado alumbrado en las
esclusas y en el Corte.
El nuevo edificio multimillonario
del Hospital Corgas estA a punto de
terminarse, se han construido y en-
tregado nuevas locomotoras de remol-
que para el Canal de Panama y se
estA terminando el trabajo en un
rApido program de limpieza y
reacondicionamiento de esclusas y un
nuevo sistema de control de trAfico
Aunque naci6 en Texas y ha pa-
sado la mayor parte de su vida en la
Zona del Canal, Browder se consi-
dera un californiano. Cuando todavia
era un muchacho, acompafi6 a su
familiar a Los Angeles y asisti6 a la
Escuela Secundaria de Hollywood.
Estudi6 en la Universidad de Cali-
fornia en Los Angeles y en el Insti-
tuto Tecnol6gico de California en
Pasadena, donde se gradu6 en 1927
con honors y con el grado de Inge-
niero Civil. MAs tarde recibi6 su
"master" en Ingenieria Civil en la
Universidad de California.
Despu6s de 3 afios como ingeniero
civil subalterno y ayudante ingeniero
hidrAulico con la Divisi6n de Recur-
sos Hidrulicos del Estado de Ca-
lifornia v el Distrito de Control
de Inundaciones del Condado de
Orange, vino a la Zona del Canal y
ha estado aqui desde entonces. In-
gres6 al Cuerpo de Reserva de Inge-
nieros del Ej6rcito de los EE. UU.
en 1927 y durante la guerra fue as-
cendido a Teniente Coronel. Fue
ascendido a Coronel en 1953 y se
retir6 de la reserve en 1960.
Los esposos Browder tienen mu-
chas amistades en Panama y la Zona

del Canal. Sus dos hijos Edward y
William, nacieron en PanamA y se
educaron en las Escuelas de la Zona
del Canal. La Sra. Browder ha estado
muy active en el Club Interameri-
cano de Mujeres, la Cruz Roja de la
Zona del Canal y el Club Universi-
tario de la Zona del Canal. Ella ha
sido maestra en las escuelas de la
Zona del Canal.
Edward se gradu6 en la Academia
Naval de Annapolis en 1955 y ahora
esti con el program de submarines
nucleares. William se encuentra es-
tudiando ingenieria en Princenton
bajo los auspicios del program
Naval ROTC.
Browder tambi6n ha estado active
en actividades civicas y ben6ficas. El
es miembro fundador y ex president
de la Secci6n de Panama de la Socie-
dad Americana de Ingenieros Civi-
les, miembro fundador y ex presi-
dene del Capitulo de la Zona del
Canal de la Sociedad de Ingenieros
Militares Norteamericanos, y miem-
bro de numerosas sociedades de inge-
nieria en los Estados Unidos. El es
poseedor de varias cintas de servicio

Esclusas de Miraflores___ 966
Esclusas de Gat6n__n 142
Las Cruces, 2 viajes ____ 250
Reina Manuelita, 2 viajes_ 55
Viajes en trencito, 14___ 171
Gran total____ 1,584

Pagina 4

Edward B. Browder, Jr. se Retirara

Del Servicio con el Canal en Julio