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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THE PANAMA CANAL Gi o the Panama Canal Mseum


Vol. Ill, No. 20 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, November 6, 1964

"Dividends" Education Week Theme
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Education Pays Dividends is the completed wi hrase.

theme of National Education Week,
to be observed by the Canal Zone
Division of Schools November 8
through 14. National Education
Week is sponsored by the National
Education Association, the American
Legion, the U.S. Office of Education,
and the National Congress of Parents
and Teachers.
Each day of National Education
Week the theme sentence will be

Sunday's theme sentence will be:
"Education Pays Dividends In Better
Human Relations"; Monday, ". In
Improved Earning Power"; Tuesday,
". .. In Personal Fulfillment"; Wed-
nesday, ". . In Good Citizenship";
Thursday, ". In National Eco-
nomic Growth"; Friday, ". In
Better Communities"; and Saturday,
". .. In International Relations."

Visitors Day in rte secondary
schools will be Tuesday, Novem-
ber 10, and in the elementary schools
on Friday, November 13. Parents and
friends are invited to visit the Canal
Zone schools those days, and are
asked to check in at the visitors'
registration desk in each school,
where a visitors' book will be main-
tained and information service will
be available.

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Delivery of Mules

Ahead of Schedule

Delivery of the Panama Canal's
new towing locomotives is well ahead
of schedule, according to a report by
the Marine Director.
If the new locomotives keep
arriving at the present rate, all 53
ordered from Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha,
Ltd., in Japan will have been deliv-
ered to the Panama Canal by April 1,
1965, and will be in operation on the
three sets of locks.
Both the Gatun and Pedro Miguel
Locks locomotive tracks have been
converted to 60 cycle current and
ships are moving through these locks
with the assistance of the new
By November 22, when 41 new
locomotives will have been delivered
and put in operation, the west lane
of Miraflores Locks will begin limited
operation using the new motive
power. It is expected that this lane
will be in full operation with new
mules on or before January 1, 1965.
Operation of the new locomotives
in the east lane of Miraflores Locks
will begin on or before February 1.
Replacement of the Panama Canal
veteran towing locomotives is one of
the major projects in the Canal long-
range improvement and capacity
increase program.
The locomotives have proved
satisfactory from the point of view of

greater power and the variation of
operating speeds. Their operation is
resulting in speedier and more effi-
cient handling of the growing Canal

Shipping Lines'


Tell Canal Story
The Panama Canal was a popular
subject with European shipping
publications recently.
The Netherland Line's September
issue of the SMN Nieuws ran an 8
page article honoring the Canal's 50th
anniversary. Illustrated with seven
drawings and six photographs, the
article included historical and tech-
nical background on the Canal.
An original topographical drawing
showed the Canal's path from sea
to sea, through Gaillard Cut, with
both bays, the Chagres River, and
the Panama Railroad indicated.
Denmark's Maersk Post ran a color
ber issue showing the Janecke Maersk
photograph on the cover of its Octo-
going southbound in the east lane of
Gatun Locks. Five additional photo-
graphs with the story illustrated the
excavation of Gaillard Cut and two
Maersk ships going through the Cut.

The first Canal Zone Schools documentary film, to be shown as a highlight of National Education Week, is pres-
ented by the documentary's director, David A. Speir, Supervisor of Instruction, U.S. Secondary Schools, to Francis
A. Castles, Superintendent of the Canal Zone Division of Schools. This documentary film, "The Canal Zone
Schools," will be presented on SCN Friday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m.



The Canal Zone Schools are in the
movies now. Not all 22 schools, but
representative schools in the Canal
Zone Division of Schools star in a
documentary filmed especially for
National Education Week. The film
will be shown on SCN Friday,
November 13, from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
The objective of the film is to give
an overall picture of the Canal Zone
school system. Facts and figures con-
cerning the schools are given and a
number of the schools are shown,
among these the Diablo Heights
Junior High School, Canal Zone Col-

Plaque Being Cast

For Monument

At Rainbow City
A monument commemorating the
West Indian workers who helped
build the Canal is to be erected in
front of the Rainbow City High
School to replace the present steel
and pipe marker that was erected in
September 1952, by the students of
the High School.
A bronze plaque, 36 inches by
24 inches, is being cast in the United
States. This plaque, with wording
identical to that on the existing
memorial sign, will be placed on a
monument 7 feet high, 48 inches wide
and 15 inches deep.
The white cement monument will
be made by the Maintenance Divi-
sion in Cristobal. Clear beads will be
added to the white cement to give
it a reflectory effect and marble-like

lege, Cristobal High School, the Fort
Davis Elementary School, Pedro
Miguel School, and work progress on
the new Curundu Junior High School.
The film will show on-the-job
presentations of members of the
Schools Division in which there are
more than 50 job classifications.
There are principals and teachers and
superintendents in the Canal Zone
Schools Division, but there also are
people who hold such diverse jobs
as bookbinder, lifeguard, counselor,
janitor, and nurse.
Classrooms pictured will include a
kindergarten, a first grade reading
class, classes in mathematics, social
studies, art, cooking, shop, and music,
as well as a language laboratory.
Extracurricular activities filmed
cover a football game, ROTC, a
debate, a basketball game, and a
drama rehearsal.
The documentary The Canal Zone
Schools is presented by the Division

PanCanal UF

Total 148%
The unprecedented support of
the Canal Zone United Fund by
the Panama Canal organization
had reached a dollar total of
$110,200 when the SPILLWAY
went to press. This is more than
148 percent of the $73,800 dollar
goal assigned to Canal employees.
Being awaited now is the result
of the overall United Fund cam-
paign. Officials are confident that
this, too, will go over the top.

of Schools in cooperation with the
Panama Canal Information Office
and produced by the Graphic Branch.
The director is David A. Speir, Super-
visor of Instruction, U.S. Secondary
Schools. The film credits list Victor
Herr of the Canal Zone Division of
Schools and Frederic J. Berest of
the Canal Zone Guide Service as
narrators, and the photography credit
is given Alberto Acevedo of the
Graphic Branch.
Actual shooting of the film was
completed October 27. The film was

Distinguished Service Award

Presented To Frank Lerchen

Frank H. Lerchen, Assistant Engi-
neering and Construction Director in
the Panama Canal Engineering and
Construction Bureau, who is retiring
after 30 years' service with the
Panama Canal, was honored at the
close of a notable career with a Dis-
tinguished Service Award accom-
panied by a check for $300, and a
Master Key to the Locks certificate.
Canal Zone Governor Fleming
presented him the Distinguished
Service Award in official recognition
and commendation for "efficient
program planning and administrative
management in the engineering field
in the capacity of Maintenance En-
gineer, Designing Engineer, and
Assistant Engineering and Construc-
tion Director." The certificate stated

concept of government service. He
has wholeheartedly entered into and
supported civic and professional ac-
tivities and assumed direct responsi-
bility in the Canal Zone community."
He received the Panama Canal
Master Key and certificate in the
grade of "Boss Mason of the Chagres
The Distinguished Award cere-
mony was held in the board room at
the Administration Building, Balboa
Heights, and was attended by
Panama Canal Bureau directors.
At a party held in his honor in
the cafeteria, he was presented a
souvenir book made up by architects
in the Canal Engineering Division.
Lerchen was born in Deming,
N. Mex., and is a graduate of Leland

processed in Miami and will be a "he has consistently exemplified, pro- Stanford University. He came to the
30-minute highlight of the National fessionally and personally, the highest (Continued on p. 4)
Education Week observance here via M ason TB
the airing over SCN November 13. Boss MaSOn Of The Chagres Basin

All Retail Stores

Closed Wednesday
All Panama Canal retail stores will
remain closed on Wednesday, Nov-
ember 11, Veterans Day, which is a
legal holiday. No other changes in
schedule will be made because of
this closing.
Thursday, November 26, Thanks-
giving Day, also will be a holiday,
and all stores will be closed on this
day. The Balboa Retail Store, food
section only, will be open Monday,
November 23, for regular store hours.
Gamboa and Margarita retail stores,
which normally close Wednesday,
will be open Wednesday, Novem- L
ber 25, for regular store hours. A Distinguished Service Award is presented by Canal Zone Governor
'he merchandise section at Diablo Fleming to Frank H. Lerchen, Assistant Engineering and Construction
Director, who is retiring after 30 years' service with the Panama Canal.
Heights will be open every day as He also was presented a Master Key to the Locks certificate in the grade
usual. of "Boss Mason of the Chagres Basin."


November 6, 1964

Military Housing Means

PanCanal Planning, Too

The 1965 Military Construction
Bill containing a total of 366 housing
units for the Canal Zone has been
approved by the Bureau of the
Budget. The new housing will be
located at Coco Solo, Fort Davis/Fort
Gulick, Fort Amador, and Howard
AFB. How, then, will it affect the
Panama Canal organization?
First, schools: A total of 366 hous-
ing units can mean approximately
850 additional children who will
attend classes from kindergarten
through Grade 12. This number of
schoolchildren will require at least 30
additional classrooms and teachers in
the Canal Zone school system.
The increase in the Canal Zone
population of approximately 2,000
also increases the Panama Canal
hospital workload.
The construction of 366 additional
housing units increases too, the Canal
Zone Government fire protection re-
sponsibility. It is unlikely, however,
that this additional workload will
mean the addition of a fire company,
especially since the housing is to be
built on five different military posts.
One other element of concern to
the Canal organization is the addi-
tional power load represented by this
number of houses. All the housing
units will be fully air-conditioned.
In view of the existing power short-
age, this further complicates the
power shortage problem.

Many other general service facility
requirements of the Canal organiza-
tion will be increased, but in the case
of the military population most of
the services other than schools and
hospitals will be primarily furnished
by component services and will have
little effect on Panama Canal supply
and supporting services.
It is anticipated the new housing
units will be completed early in the
calendar year of 1966. Two hundred
will be built on the Pacific side, 180
at Howard AFB and 20 at Fort
Amador. On the Atlantic side of the
Isthmus, 166 housing units will be
built: 140 at Fort Davis/Fort Gulick
and 26 at Coco Solo for the U.S.

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 SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Ac Jew qemd Called Jrom What J3 Called

"This Year's Dictionary for


A PROGRAM ._---__.... __- --Any assignment that can't be com-
pleted by one telephone call.
TO EXPEDITE. _-________-To compound confusion with com-
COORDINATOR - .___ The guy who has a desk between two
CHANNELS -___- ___-__ -----The trail left by inter-office memos.
CONSULTANT (OR EXPERT)_ Any ordinary guy more than 40 miles
from home.
REACTIVATE _______To make carbons and add more
names to the memo.
TO IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM Hire more people and expand the
TION .._. _._._____- We're looking in the files for it.
A MEETING ___._-------- A--A mass-mulling by master-minds.
A CONFERENCE ____- _A- place where conversations are sub-
stituted for the dreariness of labor
and the loneliness of thought.
TO NEGOTIATE ______- To seek a meeting of the minds with-
out a knocking-together of heads.
REORIENTATION ________ Getting used to working again.
RELIABLE SOURCE __._---- The guy you just met.
INFORMED SOURCE_____ The guy who told the guy you just
UNIMPEACHABLE SOURCE-__The guy who started the rumor
A CLARIFICATION ____ To fill in the background with so
many details that the foreground
goes underground.
WE ARE MAKING A SURVEY _We need more time to think of an
NOTE AND INITIAL--. __- Let's spread the responsibility for this.
SEE ME, OR LET'S DISCUSS _Come down to my office-I'm lone-


TURE _._..._-_-_---

We'll listen to what you have to say
as long as it doesn't interfere with
what we've already decided to do.

If we figure it out, we'll let you know.

-A long, confused, and inaccurate
statement to a newcomer.

SPEARHEAD THE ISSUE---- You be the goat.
POINT UP THE ISSUE----_ To expand 1 page to 15 pages.
THE ISSUE IS CLOSED .----I'm tired of the whole affair.
THIS __--__ __----I_ 'm assuming you're as confused as
I am.

"Hello, Supply? About those
gloves we ordered!"

About Alcohol ...

Dangerous Misconceptions

* Coffee will sober up a drinker.
Nothing but time will do that. There
is no ingredient in coffee that lessens
the effects of alcohol. How fast a
person's system gets rid of alcohol
depends upon the rate at which his
body burns up the alcohol. Generally,
it takes about an hour for the effects
of an ounce of liquor to wear off on
a 150 pound man.


By Eleanor Burnham

Cornelius Shields on Sailing, with
an introduction by Bus Mosbacher, is
the last word in one of the most
demanding, exhilarating, and com-
petitive of sports. This book can be
used as a manual for the racing sailor.
It tells him how to choose a racing
boat and how to select a crew. It
discusses piloting, weather data, the
set of sails and other matters of
supreme importance to the competi-
tive sailor. "Corny" Shields is the
grand old man of ocean racing and
in 1958, disregarding a recent heart
attack, skippered the Columbia
during the final part of its successful
competition for the America's Cup.
Despite his age and health, he served
as a respected and even active adviser
in the September 1964 win of the

The Case of the Horrified Heirs is
a distinctive Erle Stanley Gardner
mystery in that Perry Mason is the
leading light in two nerve-wracking
court scenes rather than in the one
which we have all come to expect.

Dying to Smoke is the result of the
collaboration of Dr. Fred W. Benton
and artist Robert Osborn. It is a col-
lection of cartoons, each of which is
accompanied by the laconic com-
ments of Dr. Benton, with the result
that the make-up and approach of
the book is slightly reminiscent of
James Thurber's famous comment on
war, The Last Flower. Dying to
Smoke is directed primarily to the
young and gives an eloquent and
shocking picture of the dangers of
smoking. Parents who are trying to

dissuade their youngsters from ac-
quiring the habit could benefit from
leaving this book lying around. Ex-
smokers and nonsmokers can revel in
the aura of virtue which they will
enjoy after glancing through this
clever book.
Eighth Moon, by S.ansan, as told to
Bette Lord, is the story of a young
girl's life in Communist China.
Sansan was 4 years old when the
Communists took over and was 17
in 1962 when she left China. In
reading this account of her life by
her sister, it is fascinating to watch
her character develop and to see how,
despite hardship and intensive indoc-
trination, she was strong and brave
enough to grasp the chance to
escape when the opportunity came.
Author Richard McKenna has com-
mented that this "is a glimpse through
clear, unbiased young eyes of actual
life in contemporary China, the only
such account [he has been] able to
read with no doubts or reservations."
In Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop,
Euell Gibbons tells about the marvel-
ous food that is to be found for the
taking at the seashore and in tidal
waters. He describes the quick and
inexpensive methods he has devised
for gathering such seacoast food as
scallops, kelp, periwinkle, Irish moss,
and dulce-and tells how to cook
them. The book is illustrated with
dozens of line drawings. Many of
the sea creatures described in this
book are found in local waters.
According to one reviewer this book
should be entitled: The Best Things
in Life Are Free.

At The Movies
Week Beginning Saturday, Sun.-Mon.-Man In The Middle
Tues.-Wall Of Noise
November 7, 1964 Wed.-Two Little Bears
Thurs.-Children Of The Damned
Fi i Li s fE

(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:35-Mon., 7:30-
A Distant Trumpet
Tues., 7:30-Wed., 2:00, 5:10, 8:20-The
Thurs., 7:30-Long Day's Journey Into
Fri., 7:00-Samson
Saturday night-The Day And The Hour
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-One Man's
Tues.-The Helen Morgan Story
Wed.-Carry On Nurse
Thurs.-The Jazz Singer
Fri.-Colossus Of Rhodes
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-The Counterfeit
Saturday night, 8:15-Nine Lives Of
Elfego Baca
Sun.-Soldier In The Rain
Tues.-Carry On Nurse
Wed.-The Jazz Singer
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-One Man's Way
(Air Conditioned)
Sat., 7:00-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-The World
Of Henry Orient
Mon.-Blowing Wild
Tues., 7:00-Wed., 2:00, 7:00-The
Thurs.-Pete Kelly's Blues
Fri.-Never Put It In Writing

Saturday night-Move Over, Darling
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Colossus
Of Rhodes

Fri.-Nine Lives Of Elfego Baca
Friday, Owl Show 10 p.m.-Barricade
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.-Sunday Matinee,
2:00 p.m.-A Yank In Vietnam
Sun.-The Day And The Hour
Tues.-Children Of The Damned
Thurs.-Wall Of Noise
Fri.-Man In The Middle

oAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown.

Special Matinees

BALBOA: 10:00 p.m.-West Of The River
Clint Walker: Popular Western. Fea-
turette and Roadrunner.
COCO SOLO: 2:00 p.m.-Jason And The
Argonauts-The legend of Jason and his
search for the Golden Fleece.
DIABLO: 2:00 p.m.-Tarzan's Savage Fury

Lex Barker: The king of the jungle in
another exciting episode (85 min.)
GAMBOA: 6:15 p.m.-Watch The Bride- mboo: An Italian ba
A good slapstick comedy, starring Red Bamboo: An Italian baby.
Skelton and Arlene Dahl. (75 min.) Shishkabob: A meat popsicle.
MARGARITA: 2:00 p.m. Kim Errol o o
Flynn, Dean Stockwell: Rudyard Kip-
ling's fabulous romantic adventure. (In Sometimes you can straighten out
color.) (120 min.) a youngster by bending him over.
GATUN: 2:00 p.m.-A Guy Named Joe- Police clerk to motorist: "Here's
Spencer Tracy: A combination of ro- your receipt, sir. Ten of these and
mance, comedy, and war action of the I
USAF fighting pilots. (126 min. you get a bicycle."

Page 2


1:00-SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Parade of Sports
4:00-Sermons from Science
4:30-Wonderful World of Golf
5:30- This Is The Life
6:00- Close Up
6:30- Newsreel
6:45-Football Scoreboard
7:00-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Canadian Travel Film
8:00-Ed Sullivan
8:55--SCN NEWS (English)
9:00--Joey Bishop Show
9:30-Meaning Of Communism
10:05-Sacred Heart
10:15- Movie Time:
"Thunder in the Pines"
5:30-Focus on America
6:00-NEWS 30
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Navy Notebook
7:30-Mayor of the Town
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Bob Cummings
8:30-Stump The Stars
9:00- Mr. Adam & Eve
10:15- Steve Allen
4:00- Afternoon
5:30-National Education Week
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-"I've Got A Secret"
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Coronado 9
7:30--Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
9:00-SCN Special -
Texas Star Parade
10:15-Greatest Dramas
10:30-Armchair Theater:
"Molly and Me"
4:00- Afternoon
5:00- Dance Party
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-To Tell the Truth
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05- Headlines
7:30-Star Playhouse
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Judy Garland Show
9:00-Desilu Playhouse:
10:15-Tonight Show
5:30- Meet the Press
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-True Adventure
6:55- SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05-Silver Wings
7:30-The Real McCoys
8:00--SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-On Broadway Tonight
9:00-Death Valley Days
9:30-All'Star Theater
10:15-Social Security
10:30-Chevy Mystery Show
3:05-How Many Homes
4:00- Afternoon
5:30- National Education
6:00-NEWS 30
6:30-Science In Action
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:30-Science Report A & B
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05- Royal Playhouse
8:30-Five Star Jubilee
9:00-Celebrity Game
9:30-Star and the Story
10:15-Fight of the Week
11:00-Friday Nite Movie:
"In Old Chicago"
1:00--SCN NEWS (English)
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
2:05- Capt. Kangaroo
3:00- Sports Time
3:30-CBS Sports Spectacular
4:00-Pro Bowlers Tour
5:00-American Bandstand
6:00--SCN NEWS (English)
6:30-SCN Report
6:55-SCN NEWS (Spanish)
7:05- Ted Mack
8:00-SCN NEWS (English)
8:05-Ann Southern
8:30-King of Diamonds
9:00-Lawrence Welk
10:15-SCN Invitational Bowling


November 6, 1964




Personal Information Record
sheets are being forwarded to all
Panama Canal employees for com-
pletion, in order that information
in personnel folders reflect the
latest information concerning de-
pendents, the friend, or relative to
be notified in case of illness, and
other pertinent data.
The information requested must
be current, too, for employee priv-
ileges and to provide for other
employee services as needed.
The Personal Information Rec-
ord is a single sheet, printed in
English and Spanish. Each em-
ployee is requested to complete
the information record promptly
and forward it to the Chief, Per-
sonnel Records, Administrative
Branch, Personnel Bureau, Balboa
Heights. Employees also may
give the completed forms to their
timekeepers, who will forward
them to the Personnel Bureau.

Seventeen Panama Canal em-
ployees retire from service with the
organization during the month of
October and those still on the Isth-
mus attended the retirement cere-
mony held in the Board Room of
the Administration Building Friday
Canal Zone Governor Fleming,
thanked the employees on behalf of
the United States of America for a
job well done and handed each
employee present his retirement
Dean in years of service of those
who retired in October is Joseph
Gordon, a hospital guard at Corozal
Hospital, who was with the Panama
Canal organization 42 years, 7
months. "Anyone who works this
long with the organization receives
a special award, and here is a Master
Key to the Locks, guaranteed to
unlock the Panama Canal locks," said
Governor Fleming as he presented
Gordon a key to the locks in addition
to the retirement certificate.
Six of the 17 retiring employees
had more than 30 years' service with
the Canal organization.
Those who retired from Canal
service in October, with their posi-
tion titles and years of service, are:
Lawrence Barca, Machinist, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 25 years,
10 months, 13 days
Donovan I. Geyer, Machinist, Indus-
trial Division, Atlantic side: 22
years, 6 months, 10 days
Julian Gil, Garbage Collector, Com-
munity Services Division, Atlantic
side: 23 years, 10 months, 5 days.
Joseph Gordon, Hospital Guard, Co-
rozal Hospital: 42 years, 7 months,
8 days.

Report Shows U.S.

Merchant Fleet Down
There were 905 vessels of 1,000
gross tons or more in the active
oceangoing U.S. merchant fleet on
August 1, a drop of 11 from the
July 1 figure, according to the Mari-
time Administration, U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce.
In active service were 20 govern-
ment-owned and 885 privately-owned
ships. These figures did not include
privately-owned vessels temporarily
inactive. They also exclude 25 vessels
in the custody of the Departments of
Defense, State, and Interior, and the
Panama Canal.

Michael F Greene, Customs Inspec-
tor, Customs Division, Atlantic
side: 28 years, 4 months.
Mrs. Mary M. Harrison, Staff Nurse,
Coco Solo Hospital: 5 years, 11
months, 29 days.
Caspar Henry, Seaman, Navigation
Division, Pacific side: 29 years,
1 month, 14 days.
Wilbert C. Jordon, Cargo Checker,
Terminals Division, Atlantic side:
38 years, 1 month, 14 days.
Wilbert C. Jordon, Cargo Checker,
Terminals Division, Atlantic side:
38 years, 1 month, 14 days.
George E. Love, Lock Operator (Ma-
chinist), Locks Division, Pacific
side: 24 years, 4 months, 3 days.
Edward G. Martin, Leader Carpenter,
Dredging Division, Pacific side:
19 years, 5 months, 19 days.
Paul Morton, Seaman, Towboat,
Navigation Division, Pacific side:
37 years, 6 months, 18 days.
William B. Redmond, Leader Lock
Operator (Electrician), Locks Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 10 years, 11
months, 21 days.
Floyd A. Robinson, Police Private,
Police Division, Atlantic side: 28
years, 3 months, 15 days.
James M. Snell, Pipe Coverer and In-
sulator, Industrial Division, Atlan-
tic side: 16 years, 11 months, 13
Earl F. Unruh, Director of Posts,
Postal Division, Pacific side: 31
years, 3 months, 2 days.
Edison B. Whittaker, Motor Launch
Captain, Navigation Division, At-
lantic side: 38 years, 11 months,
14 days.
Wilford Z. Young, Hospital Guard,
Corozal Hospital: 35 years, 1
month, 20 days.

Suggestion: More

Girl Watcher Posts

The salty sea captains who com-
mand the ships that pass through the
Canal could not be classified as sea
wolves-not many of them anyway.
But most of them have an apprecia-
tion for good looking women and
some might even be in the "girl
watcher" category, especially after
several weeks at sea.
For instance, the master of a recent
Canal customer, when asked to
suggest improvements of the Canal's
present service, recommended the
construction of more observation
posts for the public, such as the one
built at Miraflores Locks.
"Then we could watch the girls
as we go by," he remarked.

Low License Plates

Drawing Next Friday

SPublic drawing for low motorcycle
and passenger vehicle license num-
bers for 1965 will be held at 9 a.m.
next Friday in the office of the
License Section, Civil Affairs Build-
ing. Applications may be mailed to
the License Section. All forwarded
before November 13 will be included
in the annual public drawing.
Application blanks for vehicle
registration and license plates are
now available with addressed envel-
opes at Canal Zone gas stations, police
stations, and the License Section.
This will be the second year for a
drawing for low motorcycle license
numbers. The drawing for low motor-
cycle numbers will precede the draw-
ing for passenger vehicles.
Preparation of the 1965 application
form, which this year is light blue, is
covered by instructions on the appli-
cation blank. Before submitting appli-
cations by mail, applicants should
make sure that both halves are com-
pleted and signed, and the current

New York Man

Joins Staff of

General Counsel

Attorney Bernard Zimberg of New
York City, a contract specialist, is the
newest member of the staff in the
Office of the General Counsel at
Balboa Heights.
He was born in New York City and
was graduated with a law degree at
Fordham University.
He had two tours of military duty,
with the First Army Air Corps and
later with the Marine Corps in Korea.
He was a member of the legal staff
of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
for 6% years in Philadelphia, New
York City, Denver, Colo., Plattsburg,
N.Y., and temporary duty in Los
Angeles. In that time he was involved
in the Army Corps missile base con-
struction program, including the
Titan I at Denver, the Atlas at Platts-
burg, N.Y., and CEBMCO in Los
For the past 3 years, he was in
private practice, specializing in the
construction field.
Mr. Zimberg is married. His wife
is the former Arlene Shapiro and they
have three children: Stephanie Lisa,
7; Jonathan Bruce, 5; and Andrew
Scott, 2.

registration is enclosed together with
the correct fee. If the registration
cannot be furnished, 50 cents must
be added to the plate fee. The
requirement that a registration be
carried in the vehicle is waived
during the time it is being renewed.
Registration fees are $5 for per-
sonal passenger vehicles; $2 for per-
sonal motorcycles and motorscooters;
$1 for trailers; $16 for commercial
buses and trucks, and $5 for com-
mercial trailers.
In case of liens, the 1965 registra-
tion shall continue to bear lienholder's
name until written proof is presented
to the License Section that the lien
has been paid.
The Inspection Certificate at the
top of the application will be com-
pleted by the Official Inspection
Stations at the time of annual inspec-
tion during January and February.
No transactions will be made
affecting vehicles entered in the
drawing until the plates are released
on December 1, 1964. Over-the-
counter license sales will begin at the
License Section, Civil Affairs Build-
ing, on December 1.
The 1965 license plates will have
yellow numbers on a black back-

50th Anniversary

Stamp Folders

Santa Suggestion
A Christmas gift that could delight
your stamp collector friends, be kind
to your purse, and be no mailing
problem, is the attractive Panama
Canal stamp folder.
Requests for the Canal Zone folders
commemorating the 50th anniversary
of the opening of the" Panama Canal
are still coming in at the rate of 12
to 20 each day. The attractive stamp
folders that were made primarily as
part of the commemorative activities
and not as philatelic items have been
very popular with stamp collectors.
More than 15,000 stamp folders have
been sold.
Requests have come from as far
away as Europe for the special
souvenir stamp folder containing a
map of the Canal Zone with six mint
airmail anniversary stamps affixed on
the map and another 8-cent airmail
stamp affixed to the outside back fold.
Collectors desiring first day can-
cellations will be interested to know
that the 8-cent airmal stamps that
have a "First Day of Issue" cancella-
tion and postmarked August 15, 1964,
still are available, and really are
"First Day Issues" processed on that
The stamp folders may be obtained
by sending $2 to the Philatelic
Agency, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Cost Conscious ? Course

Outlined By President

President Johnson recently re-
minded members of his Cabinet that
"cost reduction campaigns will not
work unless every employee is imbu-
ed with cost-consciousness."
He added: "I want this Adminis-
tration to have a tight fist and an
open mind-a tight fist on money and
open mind to the needs of America."
After expressing gratitude to Ca-
binet members for their achieve-
ments in cutting costs during the past
fiscal year, the President called for
no let up in the economy drive.
He asked Cabinet members to re-
double efforts to reduce the costs of
operations, tighten employment con-
trols, strip down the number of pub-
lications to those that are "really im-
portant and necessary," and step up
reduction of paperwork in a "dead-
ly serious effort to hold to a min-
imum the reporting burden which
the Government has to impose on
the country."
In cutting operating costs, the
President said this means that Ca-
binet members should:

1. Study and adapt to your oper-
ations the techniques which have
been used in the Defense Depart-
2. Simplify your procedures.
(There is almost always a simpler and
more economical way of doing any
3. Streamline and tighten up your
field organizations.
4. Set up reasonable targets for
productivity gains among your em-
ployees, and give them the help they
need to meet these targets.
5. Work with your contractors
and suppliers to encourage greater
cost-consciousness on their part.
6. Honor and reward your em-
ployees for good management and
cost reduction.
He lauded Defense Department
employees all over the country "who
are thinking about ways to do their
jobs better and cheaper-and the
men on the line are the people most
likely to come up with the useful

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The Balboa High School Majorettes will be one of the units to be featured during the half time ceremonies of the 1964 United Fund Palm Bowl football
game to be played in Balboa Stadium Friday night, November 13. Game time is 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Canal Zone United Fund. Pictured,
left to right, are Cynthia Van Vorhees, Diane Hindman, Diane Zerr, and Vicki McCoy.



November 6, 1964

Domestic Carrier

Tolls Exemption

Plan Advanced
Exemption of domestic (U.S.)
water carriers from Panama Canal
tolls, on the basis of a formula which
would not pass the cost of such
exemptions along to other Canal
users, has been suggested by the
Western Shipbuilders Association of
the United States.
The proposal is one part of a
10-point program advanced by the
association in response to a request
by Maritime Administrator Nicholas
Johnson in a recent speech for
"constructive suggestions."
During fiscal year 1964 there were
424 PanCanal transits in U.S. inter-
coastal trade which paid more than
$3% million in tolls. If Hawaii is
included it would increase the total
to 497 transits and tolls to more
than $4 million. This would have
amounted to 61/2 percent of the total
tolls and credits received during
that year.
The question of exemption of tolls
for ships in intercoastal trade is an
old one, even pre-dating opening of
the Canal for business. Opinion
passed on this subject in the past has
been that such an exemption would
be contrary to the intent of existing
Some are of the opinion, however,
that the Treasury of the United States
could grant a tolls credit, similar to
the present method of handling U.S.
Government transits, and it would be
within the intent and meaning of
existing treaties.
Such a method would provide the
formula requested, but opposition by
the railroads would be virtually
Modes of transport (mainly rail-
roads) competing with water carriers,
the shipbuilding association feels, are
permitted by the Interstate Com-
merce Commission to institute non-
compensatory rates on routes where
there is water competition, thereby
increasing unfairly the transportation
costs on commodities between two
inland points where no water
competition exists.

Coming Events

8-14-National Education Week in
Canal Zone Schools.
10-Visitors' Day in secondary schools
of Canal Zone.
11-Veterans' Day, with parade and
ceremonies in Canal Zone.
13-Visitors' Day in elementary
schools of Canal Zone.
13-Documentary The Canal Zone
Schools on SCN 5:30 to 6 p.m.
13-Palm Bowl Football Game
(United Fund Benefit). Cris-
tobal High School vs. All Star
Team at Balboa Stadium.
Kick-off time 7:30 p.m.
17-Air Force Show, musical comedy,
at Balboa Theater for United
Fund benefit.
20-Telethon at Balboa Theater,
starting at 6:30 p.m.
26-Thanksgiving. Schools closed
November 26, 27.
28-Anniversary of Panama's Decla-
ration of Independence from
Spain in 1821.

7 ROTC Review, Balboa, 7 p.m.
8-Mother's Day in Panama.
9-Cristobal High ROTC Review.
10-Christmas Concert, instrumental,
BHS Auditorium, 8 p.m.
17-Cristobal High School Christmas
Music Festival.
17-Christmas Concert, vocal, Balboa
High Auditorium, 8 p.m.
25-Christmas. Schools closed until
January 4.

Husband and wife medical team 10 years with Canal: Dr. Evelyn K. Barraza,
Chief of the Ear, Nose, and Throat Service at Coco Solo Hospital, and
Dr. Jaime L. Barraza, Chief, Ophthalmology, at Coco Solo Hospital, are
shown above with their 10-year Panama Canal service awards presented
them by Dr. Otis E. Bridgeford (center), Superintendent of Coco Solo
Hospital. Dr. Evelyn Barraza is from Puerto Rico and is president of the
Soroptimist Club of Colon. Dr. Jaime Barraza is from Panama City.

New Bulk Carrier

Transits with Ore
A new bulk carrier loaded with
44,000 long tons of iron ore from
Peru made her maiden voyage
through the Canal in September. She
was the Liryc, a 48,573 deadweight
built in Japan by Ishikawajima-
Harima Heavy Industries for the
Constellation Shipping Co., Ltd., of
Panama, en route to Rotterdam.
The Liryc features a Algonquin
Shipping and Trading, Ltd., designed
hull form with a special bulbous bow.
Other features are complete automa-
tion from the wheelhouse as well as
from the bridge wings, a bow-jet
maneuvering system to improve
docking and undocking, hydro-torque
deck machinery; a travelling derrick
running on rails along the deck which
also handles hatch covers.
A special remote controlled ballast
system and a special stern gear
arrangement also were designed by
Algonquin. The ship, handled at the
Canal by Panama Agencies, probably
will be a regular Panama Canal
customer in the future.

6 To Be Initiated

By Honor Society

Another 5 percent of the senior
class of Cristobal High School will be
initiated into the Caribbean Chapter
of the National Honor Society Friday
morning, November 13, in the school
auditorium. The names of the six new
members, clcctcd by a board of
faculty members, will be revealed for
the first time on this occasion.
To be eligible for the National
Honor Society seniors must have
maintained a B or higher average
through their first 6 semesters in high
school and must have been outstand-
ing in leadership, service and
All parents and friends are wel-
come to attend. Parents of the
initiates will be notified the morning
of the program.

There are an estimated 22 million
chronic snorers in the United
States, ranging in classifications as:
Wheezers, gurglers, whistlers, hissers,
sighers, buzzers, raspers, and snorters.
*0 0 *
Found in an auto in which three
died in a crash: a note reading, "Get
brakes checked tomorrow."

Nov. 14 Party Honors

Neil V. Branstetter

The Canal Zone Division of
Schools will give a retirement party
in honor of Neil V. Branstetter, super-
visor of music, Saturday, Novem-
ber 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tivoli
Guest House ballroom.
All friends of Mr. Branstetter are
invited to attend. Reservations may
be made by telephoning the Schools
Division office, Balboa 3311 during
duty hours, or Balboa 2843 after
6 p.m.
Branstetter, who came to the Canal
Zone in 1937, has played an im-
portant part in music on the Isthmus
during the 27 years he has been with
the Schools Division.

Sports Calendar

Football-CZC vs. BHS at Balboa and
CHS vs. SDAC at Coco Solo, Fri-
day, November 6.
Volleyball-Girls, BHS vs. CHS, 5
p.m., Tuesday, November 10.
Football-Palm Bowl United Fund
Game, Friday, November 13.
Volleyball-Girls, CZC vs. BHS, 5
p.m., Tuesday, November 17.

"Boss Mason Of The Chagres Basin"

(Continued from p. 1)

Isthmus in 1931 with one of the con-
tractors then at work on the Madden
Dam project.
He joined the Canal organization in
March 1935, as a junior engineer and
through successive promotions was
construction foreman, maintenance
engineer, and designing engineer,
and then Assistant Engineering and
Construction Director, highest civil-
ian position in the Engineering and
Construction Bureau.
During the 15 years he was Main-
tenance Engineer, he was in charge
of all municipal functions, including
furnishing filtered water for the
Canal Zone and the cities of Panama
and Colon when the rapid growth of
water use mean record quantities of
production, and furnishing support to
other elements of the Canal organiza-
tion in projects such as locks overhaul,
60-cycle power conversion program,
and special construction projects.

Lerchen was an enthusiastic leader
in the Canal organization in applying
intensive on-the-job training for
unskilled and semi-skilled employees,
as well as broadening skilled em-
ployees' skills to furnish better
frained personnel in many areas such
as the rapidly expanding refrigeration
and air conditioning plants and
maintenance services.
A major accomplishment under his
direction was participation in the
periodic locks overhauls, with out-
standing performance and coordina-
tion with locks operations and a
minimum of delay to shipping.
In 1941 he worked wiith and
advised the U.S. Army Constructing
Quartermaster on planning and in-
stallation of water systems and tanks
at Fort Kobbe and Fort Clayton to
handle the Armed Forces growing
needs and the necessary coordination
with the Canal's water supply.
In October 1962 he was promoted
to the position of Designing Engi-
neer, heading the Canal organiza-
tion's engineering and design func-
tions. He led the planning, engineer-
ing and design participation in areas
such as studies for expansion of
electric power facilities to meet
constantly growing power require-
ments in the Canal Zone, coordina-
tion in design and installation of
turbogenerators at Miraflores power
station, designs and installations of
air conditioning systems for public
buildings, studies, and designs for
construction of a dam across Trinidad

arm of Gatun Lake to increase the
water supply of the Canal for power
requirements and increased shipping;
construction and installation of new
locks towing locomotives; studies and
design of low cost housing, and
design and start of construction of
the $4-million Curundu Junior High
His outstanding performance led to
his selection for the position of
Assistant Engineering and Construc-
tion Director in June 1964.
Lerchen helped organize the local
chapter of the Canal Zone Society of
Professional Engineers, served on
committees for National Engineers
Week, and volunteered his personal
time as a lecturer in analytical.geom-
etry for college-preparatory students.
He taught engineering subjects to
engineers prior to their taking pro-
fessional engineering examinations;
actively assisted teenage groups;
helped organize the Canal Zone
Amateur Radio Club, and was in-
structor in radio telegraph code and
elementary electronics. As Emergency
Coordinator for the Canal Zone of
the American Radio Relay League,
he organized a radio net and main-
tained the only communications
available into stricken areas in South
America during three emergencies.
In congratulating Lerchen on his
award, Col. Ellis E. Pickering, Engi-
neering and Construction Director,
said Lerchen leaves behind him an
enviable record of achievement and
is well deserving of the highest
honorary award bestowed by the
Canal organization'.
Lerchen left Sunday for Albu-
querque, N. Mex., where his wife,
Martha, is now living with their
daughter. Mrs. Lerchen was the
former Martha Luther, daughter of
a former Panama Canal pilot. Mr. and
Mrs. Lerchen are the parents of a
son, Frank, of Washington, and a
daughter, Mary, who is in school in

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks _---- 1,252
Gatun Locks ----- ----- 230
Las Cruces, 5 trips --- 346
Reina Manuelita II, 6 trips __- 117
Transits: (2)
Donezetti ._____----- 292
Corinthic -_------------- 65

Total .___----- -2,302

..'M -' .. 1 ."
Richard Thurman, Curundu, who was NOT the driver, inspects some
gruesome remains.

A black eye, a bruise, and a few
chipped teeth may be all the evidence
the driver of a car like this one has
to show for a narrow brush with
death in a head-on collision. To re-
construct a scene such as might have
happened and does, all too often-
let's say the driver suddenly saw two
headlights coming directly at him at
50 miles an hour-a car over the
Trapped by a bridge rail on his
right, he has nowhere to go but
straight into a collision. Added to
the 50 miles an hour he was traveling,
the effect was similar to slamming
into a wall at 100 miles an hour.
There's a sickening crash, and the
driver is knocked out for a moment
when his head flies forward and hits
the steering wheel. But his body is
restrained by a seat belt that saves
his life.
The driver of the other car? He
or she may have died instantly as
the impact lifted the driver and sent
a head crashing through the wind-
shield. Seat belts? Yes, there were
seat belts. But the driver was sitting
on them.

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A Life and Death Difference




1c7 lYy

Vol. III, No. 20 50 Aios de Servicios . .Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 6 de Noviembre de 1964



En el Sal6n de Conferencias del des-
pacho ejecutivo del Edificio de Admi-
nistraci6n en Balboa Heights se cele-
br6 el mircoles 28 de octubre pasado
una Sesi6n Ejecutiva de los Consejos
Civicos de las Comunidades Latino-
americanas de la Zona del Canal con
la presencia del Gobernador Robert
J. Fleming, Jr., quien la presidio; del
Vicegobernador David S Parker, el
Jefe de Planificaci6n, John D. Hollen,
y el Coordinador de Relaciones de las
Comunidades Latinoamericanas, Syl-
vester D. Callender. En la grifica
aparecen, de izquierda a derecha,
Walter Clarke, de Rainbow City;
Julian Hoyte, de Santa Cruz; IvAn
Haywood, George Richards y Eric
Oakley, de Paraiso; la Sra. Betty
Townsend, el Gobernador Fleming,
el Vicegobernador Parker, el Jefe de
Planificaci6n Hollen, S. Callender,
A. Parchment, E. Fawcett y S.
Haynes, de Pedro Miguel; y W.
Barrow, de Rainbow City. En la fila
de atrAs aparecen la Sra. Vogel y
Joe Noone, de la Oficina de Infor-
maci6n del PanCanal.

Monumento a la Memoria de los
Antillanos en Rainbow City

Frente a la Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City se levantarA un monu-
mento a la memorial de los antillanos
que ayudaron a construir el Canal de
PanamA. El sitio escogido es uno
marcado por tubos y acero que fue
plantado por estudiantes del plantel
en septiembre de 1952.
Una placa de bronce de 36 pul-
gadas por 24 pulgadas estA siendo
hecha actualmente en Estados Uni-
dos para reemplazar a la existent.
Esa placa, con id6nticas frases a las
grabadas en la present seri colocada
sobre un monument de 7 pies de
alto, 48 pulgadas de ancho y 15 de
El monument seri erigido por la

Esclusas de Miraflores ___ 1,252
Esclusas de Gat6n _____ 230
Las Cruces, 5 viajes -----___ 346
Reina Manuelita II, 6 viajes___ 117
Vapor Donezetti ____ 292
Vapor Corinthic___ ______ 65
Total _____ __2,302

Division de Mantenimiento de Cris-
t6bal. Abalorios claros se afiadirin al
cemento blanco para prestarle una
fulgencia de mirmol.

Fondo Unido

$110,200 DONA

La organizaci6n del Canal de Pa-
namA ha registrado nuevas marcas sin
precedentes en lo que concierne al
apoyo prestado a la campaign pro
Fondo Unido de la Zona del Canal.
Al ir a prensa el SPILLWAY la contri-
buci6n del PanCanal montaba ya a
$110,200, suma que represent el
148 por ciento de la cuota que habia
quedado fijada en $73,800 para los
empleados de la organizaci6n.
Los funcionarios encargados de la
campafia del Fondo Unido se mues-
tran optimistas en que la meta total
fijada tambi6n sea superada cuando
se obtengan los resultados finales de
la campafia.

Planteles representatives de la Di-
visi6n de Escuelas de la Zona del
Canal aparecen en un documental
filmado especialmente para la Semana
Nacional de la Educaci6n. La peli-
cula seri televisada por los canales
de SCN el viernes 13 de noviembre
de 5:30 a 6 de la tarde.
El objeto de la cinta es ofrecer un
panorama del sistema escolar de la
Zona del Canal. Entre los planteles
que aparecen figuran la Escuela In-
termedia de Diablo; la Universidad
de la Zona del Canal; la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Crist6bal; la primaria
de Fuerte Davis; la de Pedro
Miguel y las obras de construcci6n
de la nueva Escuela Intermedia de
Aparecen en la cinta miembros de
la Division de Escuelas en su trabajo;
entire ellos directors, maestros, su-
perintendentes y personal dedicado
a otros menesteres escolares como
encuadernaci6n de textos, salva-
vidas, consejeros, enfermeras y otros

Entre las aulas aparecen kindergar-
tens, classes de lectura en primer
grado; matemAticas, studios sociales,
arte, cocina, talleres, mirsica y el
laboratorio idiomltico.
Entre las actividades extracurricu-
lares se cubren partidos de balompi6,
ejercicios militares del ROTC, deba-
tes, partidos de baloncesto y un
ensayo teatral.
El documental es presentado por
la Division de Escuelas en colabora-
ci6n con la Oficina de Informaci6n
y del Ramo de Artes Grificas. El Di-
rector es David A. Speir, supervisor
de Ensefianza de Escuelas Secunda-
rias Estadounidenses. Los cr6ditos
incluyen a Victor Herr de la Divisi6n
de Escuelas de la Zona del Canal y
Frederic J. Berest, del Servicio de
Guias de la Zona del Canal, quienes
hacen la narraci6n. El camar6grafo
lo fue Alberto Acevedo del Ramo de
Artes CGrficas. La filmaci6n termin6
el 27 de octubre y la pelicula fue
procesada en Miami.

i I

Semana de

"La Educacidn Paga" es el lema
de la Semana Nacional de la Edu-
cacidn que observa la Divisidn de
Escuelas de la Zona del Canal del
8 al 14 de noviembre. Dicha se-
mana opera bajo los auspicios de
la Asociacidn Nacional de Educa-
ci6n, la Legidn Americana, la
Oficina de Educaci6n de Estados
Unidos y el Congreso Nacional de
Padres de Familia y Maestros.
Cada dia de la semana se aiia-
dird una frase mds al lema. El del
domingo serd "La Educaci6n Paga
Dividendos en Mejores Relaciones
Humanas." El lunes "En Mayor
Capacidad de Ganancia"; el mar-
tes, "En Logros Personales"; el
midrcoles, "En Crear Mejores Ciu-
dadanos"; el jueves, "En Creci-
miento Econdmico Nacional"; el
viernes, "En Mejores Comunida-
des" y el sdbaclo "En Relaciones
El martes 10 serd Dia de Visi-
tantes en las escuelas secundarias
y el viernes 13 en las primaries.
Parientes y amigos de los alum-
planteles de la Zona del Canal
nos estdn invitados a visitar los
esos dias. Se les pide firmar los
libros de registro en el vestibulo
al llegar.




En su entrega correspondiente al
mes de septiembre la revista SMN
NIEUws, de la Linea Holandesa, pu-
blica una cr6nica en conmemoraci6n
al cincuentenario del Canal de Pana-
md. La cr6nica consta de 8 pdginas y
estd ilustrada con site grabados y
seis fotografias. Incluye, ademnds,
datos histdricos y tdcnicos sobre la
via interocednica.
Un dibujo topogrdfico original
muestra la ruta del Canal de Pacifico
a Atldntico, a travds del Corte
Gaillard, y con indicaciones tanto del
curso del Rio Chagres cuanto del
Ferrocarril de Panamd.
El MAERSK POST, de Dinamarca,
present en si portada de octubre,
a colors, una fotografia del Janecke
Maerks, cruzando las Esclusas de
Gattin rumbo al Sur. Cinco fotogra-
fias adicionales ilustran la cr6nica
sobre las excavaciones del Corte
Caillard y muestran dos naves de la
Linea Maersk pasando por el Corte.



Como resultado de haberse acor-
dado los mAs significativos y tras-
cendentales acuerdos internacionales
en el campo de la aviaci6n civil inter-
nacional, el Presidente Lyndon B.
Johnson ha proclamado al mes de
diciembre como "Mes de la Aviaci6n
International en Estados Unidos."
El Consejo de la Organizaci6n In-
ternacional de la Aviaci6n Civil tam-
bien contempla celebrar oficialmente
la ocasi6n, solicitando la participa-
ci6n de las 106 naciones que lo
Hace 20 afios, al concluir la
II Guerra Mundial, hombres de visual
se reunieron en Chicago para echar
las bases de un sistema que garan-
tizase la libertad del aire a todos los
paises que desearen explotar la avia-
ci6n civil. El resultado de esa reuni6n
fue la "Convenci6n de Chicago."
Entre los objetivos logrados: la
Convenci6n Internacional de la Avia-
ci6n Civil (que aun cuando elude el
controvertible articulado econdmico
provee de una modernizaci6n inte-

gral al tratado bdsico que rige el
control international y la utilizaci6n
del espacio adreo).
Unos 106 paises integran la Orga-
nizaci6n Internacional de la Aviaci6n
Civil (ICAO), cuyos fines incluyen
establecer los principios y t6cnicas de
la navegaci6n area international y
propender a la planificaci6n y desa-
rrollo del transport international
a6reo. A6n cuando su radio de acciin
estA limitado a lo t6cnico, la ICAO
tambi6n estudia y recomienda la
adopci6n de medidas de carActer
Como un acuerdo transitorio se ha
creado el convenio Internacional de
Servicios de TrAnsito Aereo, del cual
son signatarios 65 paises, inclusive
Estados Unidos. Los signatarios
acuerdan el intercambio de privile-
gios de trAnsito pacifico y aterrizaje
no commercial.
Se establece asi en un Ambito
mundial las bases comunes-t6cnicas
y operacionales-sobre various aspects
de la aviaci6n civil international.

Pareja con 10 anos de servicio: La Doctora Evelyn K. Barraza, jefe de la
Clinica de Oidos, Nariz, y Garganta del Hosptl Hospital de Coco Solo y el Dr. Jaime
L. Barraza, jefe de oftalmologia del mismo centro de salud, aparecen en la
grifica al recibir de manos del Dr. Otis E. Bridgeford centroo) superinten-
dente del hospital, un premio por 10 afios de servicio. La Dra. Barraza es
oriunda de Puerto Rico y preside el Club Soroptimista de Col6n, su esposo,
el Dr. Barraza es panameio.





Noviembre 6, 1964

Gente en la Noticia

kW. 'k.i.

Dora Legendre de Giraldez, Oficinista Encargada de Formularios de Nombramiento (Mecanografia), labor en
la Secci6n de Archivos Personales, Ramo Administrativo, de la Direcci6n de Personal en Anc6n, desde el 5 de
septiembre de 1961. Su labor consiste en hacer efectivos los aumentos de salario, aswensos, etc., de los empleados
no estadounidenses de la organizaci6n del Canal de Panama. Antes de ingresar a la Direcci6n de Personal, la Sra.
de Giraldez trabaj6 desde 1946 con USARCARIB en Fuerte Amador. Naci6 en la ciudad de PanamA y reside en
la Barriada de Miraflores, PanamA, en uni6n de su esposo Carlos O. Giraldez y sus hijos Yira Elena, de 16 afios;
Carlos Ricardo, de 14; Ricardo Adolfo, de 13; Rolando Rub6n, de 5; y Yabel del Carmen de 3 afios. Le gusta
much el cine y los paseos a las playas.



6-Partidos de Balompi6: Estadio de Balboa. Entre equipos de
la Universidad de la Zona y la Secundaria de Balboa y
entire el Club Atl6tico de la Divisi6n de Escuelas y la
Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal en el Estadio de Coco
Solo. Ambos partidos empiezan a las 7 de la noche.
8-Semana Americana de la Educaci6n: Se inicia en la Zona
del Canal.
10-Dia de Visitantes en planteles de la secundaria de la Zona
.del Canal.
11-Dia de los Veteranos de Guerra de Estados Unidos. Feriado
en la Zona del Canal.
13-Dia de Visitantes en planteles primaries de la Zona del Canal.
13-Partido de Balompi6 Palm Bowl a beneficio del Fondo
Unido. Lugar: Estadio de Balboa. Hora: 7:30 de la noche.
Estrellas vs. Campeones Inter-Escoldsticos.
25-Festival de Santa Catalina en Pedasi.
26-Dia de Acci6n de Gracias. Feriado en la Zona del Canal.

Gladys E. de Chen, Oficinista, Asun-
tos de Personal (General-Estenogra-
fia), Ileva ya 6 afios de servicio con la
Direcci6n de Personal en Anc6n, en
la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA.
Su trabajo consiste en entrevistar a
las personas en los casos de manuten-
ci6n y deudas de los empleados del
Canal de PanamA. La Sra. de Chen
naci6 en la ciudad de PanamA y se
educ6 en el Instituto Panamericano
en Panama. Reside en la capital con
su esposo Porfirio Chen P. y su hijita
Ileana D., de 2 afios de edad. En sus
ratos de ocio le gusta much ir al cine
y tambi6n la lecture.

11:30- Documental
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
5:30-Teatro Dominical
7:00-Intriga en Hawai
8:00-El Especticulo Mas Grande
del Mundo
9:00-El Vagabundo


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-El Nifio del Circo
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00-El Detective Millonario
9:00-Foro de Opini6n


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- Peter Gun
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblan
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
10:00- Noticias


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
12:45- Noticias
1:00- Show-de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblan
7:00-Buggs Bunny
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:00- Los Detectives
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Alfred Hitchcock


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-E BRebelde
7:30--Show Internacional
8:30-Arresto y Juicio


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
S4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
6:30- Noticias
7:00-Los Angeles Azules
8:00- Combate
9:00-La Ciudad Desnuda


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Peter Gun
1:00-Programa Femenino
1:30- Tardes Filmicas
3:00-Sarao de Tevedos
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Carnaval de Cartones
6:30- Noticias
7:00-CapitAn Marte y XL-5
7:30-Teatro de Lloyd Bridges
8:00-Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a 1o Desconocido

10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C61ebres
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Cita Informal
12:00-Repriss: Novela Semanal
2:00- Repriss: San Martin de Porres
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30-Desde el Hip6dromo
5:30-La Comedia Silente
8:00- Espionaje
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-San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-La Ley del Rev6lver
7:30-Aventuras de Bin Tin Tin
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Intocables
10:30-Teatro Franc6s
11:00-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-CAndido P6rez
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:00- Documental
4:30-La cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
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-E1 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-Novela de las 5
5:30-San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
7:30-E1 Precio Exacto
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-San Martin de Porres
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
7:30-El Paso al Nor-Oeste
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dick Powell
10:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
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- San Martin de Porres
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-El Santo
10:30- Programa Especial
11:30-El Mundo al Vuelo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
12:25-Rev6lver a la Orden
12:51-Carrousel Hipico y Deportivo
12:55-Informativo del Mediodia
1:15-De Interbs Para Usted
1:30-Annie Oakley
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- Bat Masterson
7:00- Noticias
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00- Perry Mason
9:00-Las Enfermeras
10:00-El Mundo al Vuelo

En Su Pantalla

Viernes 6------ NO SHOW Slightly Scarlet and Owl Show 10 p.m. Only
Bride For Sale
Mystery Street
Sabado 7 Slightly Scarlet and NO SHOW Naked And The Dead and
Bride for Sale Treasure Of Pancho Villa
Domingo 8---- Love With The Proper Stranger Lillies Of The Field Irma La Douce

Lunes 9_

Love With The Proper Stranger

High School Hell ats and
Baron Of Arizona

Martes 10 __- NO SHOW Al The Way Home Who's Minding The Store

Mi6rcoles 11_- High School Hell Cats and
Baron Of Arizona
Jueves 12 .- All The Way Home

Viernes 13 .-. NO SHOW

The Counterfeit Plan I NO SHOW


The Young Savages and
Goodbye Again

The Cool And The Crazy and
Norman Conquest
Chase A Crooked Shadow

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 expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
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.

I -

irnma La iDouce

Noviembre 6, 1964




S- ,,' .-.. Con todo 6xito y ante el entusiasmo
S del estudiantado se ha estado cele-
S brando el torneo intercolegial de
Sbaloncesto de las Escuelas Latino-
americanas de la Zona del Canal.
46 JIM- La Escuela Secundaria de Rain-
S' bow City logr6 dos buenos triunfos el
jueves 29 de octubre en el gimnasio
Sy de su escuela.
SEl quinteto femenino del segundo
ciclo super6 al de Paraiso por 36 a
34 en refiido desafio, quedando Rain-
bow City con dos victorias y una
derrota, contra un triunfo y dos reve-
ses de Paraiso. Estos conjuntos cele-
brarAn el cuarto partido el 12 de
S noviembre pr6ximo a las 5 p.m. en
S'el Gimnasio de Paraiso. De veneer
S* Rainbow City ganara el campeonato,
S. '. "-- .... pero de lo contrario se empatarA la
Yudas Morhaim, a la izquierda, professor de educaci6n fisica de la Escuela series y sera necesario un juego extra
Secundaria de Rainbow City, espera que su conjunto conquiste el segundo para decidir.
lugar cuando se mida el 10 de noviembre con el primer ciclo de Santa Cruz.
Por su parte el quinteto masculine
del segundo ciclo de Rainbow City,
venci6 al de Paraiso por 60 a 57,
logrando en esa forma su segunda
victoria contra una derrota y Paraiso
deberA triunfar el 12 de noviembre
para empatar la series a Rainbow
City e ir a un juego extra para decidir
el campeonato. Rainbow City con-
quistara el titulo si gana el dia 12
en Paraiso.

V .- ... .

Estos son los Arbitros que estAn actuando en los campeonatos intercolegiales
de baloncesto en las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal. De
izquierda a derecha: Stanley Loney, de Rainbow City; John West, de
Paraiso; Rogelio Garcia, de Pedro Miguel, y Jos6 French, de Santa Cruz.

. .. i .

El equipo de baloncesto femenino del primer ciclo de la Escuela Secundaria
de Paraiso aparece con la profesora de educaci6n fisica, Srta. Thelma Osorio.


El quinteto del primer ciclo de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso conquist6
el campeonato intercolegial de baloncesto, al vencer a los conjuntos de Santa
Cruz y Rainbow City. El Profesor Jose D. Ampudia, extreme derecho,
aparece acompafiando a su equipo campe6n.

W..J- "

El primer ciclo de la Escuela de Santa Cruz tiene un buen conjunto de
baloncesto, bajo la direoci6n del Profesor Julio Sinclair.

Esta es una escena del partido inau-
-"" t4 gural del torneo femenino de balon-
S..' cesto intercolegial entire los primeros
bajo su responsabilidad el quinteto ciclos de Santa Cruz y Paraiso, que
Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso. gan6 el primero.

4- .

Otro serio aspirante al titulo intercolegial de baloncesto femenino es el
quinteto del primer ciclo de Rainbow City, que dirige David Salamin.

Pagina 3

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Noviembre 6, 1964

El conjunto del segundo ciclo de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso decidira
el 12 de noviembre con el de Rainbow City el campeonato de su categoria
en el Gimnasio de la Escuela de Parafso.


En los cuarteles de la Policia, enl
la Secci6n de Licencias (Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles, antiguo terminal
a6reo de Albrook) y en las gasoline-
ras de la Zona del Canal pueden
obtenerse los formularios de solicitud
de places vehiculares para el afio de
Una vez que se hayan llenado los
formularios, 6stos pueden ser remiti-
dos por correo a la Secci6n de Licen-
cias, donde el viernes entrante-13 de
noviembre-se realizarA un sorteo
p6blico para la adjudicaci6n de
n6meros bajos, tanto para carros de
pasajeros cuanto para motonetas. El
sorteo se iniciarA, como queda dicho,
el viernes 13 a las 9 de la maiiana
en el sitio ya citado.
Este serA el segundo afio que se
hara sorteo para n6meros de places
de motocicletas. El sorteo de los ni-
meros bajos para motocicletas prece-
derA al de los vehiculos de pasajeros.
Los formularios de 1965, que este
afio son celestes, tienen las instruc-
ciones necesarias. Antes de enviar las
solicitudes por correo, los solicitantes
deben asegurarse de que ambos lados
estAn Ilenos y firmados, y que el
actual registro sea incluido junto con
el imported correct. Si el registro no
puede ser suministrado, deben agre-
garse 50 centavos al imported de la

placa. El requisite de que un registro
debe ser llevado en el vehiculo es
aplazado durante el tiempo de su
Los imports de registro son $5
para vehiculos particulares de pasa-
jeros; $2 para motocicletas y motone-
tas particulares; $1 para remolques;
$16 para autobuses y camiones co-
merciales, y $5 para remolques
En el caso de vehiculos adeudados,
el registry de 1965 seguirA indicando
el nombre del acreedor hasta que sea
presentada una prueba escrita a la
Secci6n de Licencias de que la deuda
ha sido saldada.
El Certificado de Inspecci6n en la
parte superior de la solicitud serA
completado por las Estaciones de
Inspecci6n Oficial cuando se lleve a
cabo la inspecci6n annual durante
enero y febrero.
No se harAn transacciones que
afecten a los vehiculos inscritos en el
sorteo hasta que las places sean expe-
didas a partir del 19 de diciembre
de 1964. La expedici6n de places al
plblico comenzarA el 19 de diciem-
bre en la Secci6n de Licencias, en el
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles.
Las places de 1965 tendrAn nume-
ros amarillos en fondo negro.


Diecisiete empleados del Canal de
PanamA se jubilaron del servicio con
la organizaci6n durante el mes de
octubre y aquellos que todavia se
encuentran en el Istmo asistieron a
una ceremonia de jubilaci6n cele-
brada en el Sal6n de Conferencias
del Edificio de Administraci6n el
viernes por la tarde.
El Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr., agra-
deci6 a los empleados, en nombre de
los Estados Unidos de AmBrica, por
el buen desempefio de sus labores y
entreg6 a cada empleado su certi-
ficado de jubilaci6n.
El decano en afios de servicio entire
los jubilados en octubre es Joseph
Gordon, un guardia de hospital en el
Hospital de Corozal, quien estuvo
con la organizaci6n del Canal de

PanamA durante 42 afios, 7 meses.
"Cualquiera que trabaje tanto tiempo
con la organizaci6n recibe un premio
especial, y aqui estA una Llave Maes-
tra de las Esclusas, garantizada para
abrir las esclusas del Canal de Pana-
mA," dijo el Gobernador Fleming al
entregar a Gordon una llave de las
esclusas ademAs del certificado de
Seis de los diecisiete empleados
jubilados tenian mAs de 30 afios de
servicio con la organizaci6n del
Los que se jubilaron del servicio
del Canal en ocubre, con el titulo de
sus posiciones y afios de servicio, son
los siguientes:
Lawrence Barca, MecAnico Tornero,
Division de Esclusas, sector Paci-
fico; 25 afios, 10 meses, 13 dias.



La entrega de las nuevas locomo-
toras de remolque del Canal de
PanamA estA bien adelantada, de
acuerdo con un informed del Director
de Marina.
Si las nuevas locomotoras de re-
molque continian Ilegando al ritmo
actual, todas las 53 ordenadas a la
Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha, Ltd., en
Jap6n, serAn entregadas al Canal de
PanamA para el 10 de abril de 1965
y estaran operando en los tres juegos
de esclusas.
Las vias de las locomotoras de
remolque en Gat6n y Pedro Miguel
han sido cambiadas a corriente de
60 ciclos y los barcos que pasan por
estas esclusas son ayudados por las
nuevas "mulas."
La via occidental de las Esclusas
de Miraflores comenzara operaciones
limitadas usando la nueva maquina-
ria para el 22 de noviembre, cuando

hayan sido entregadas 41 nuevas loco-
motoras de remolque y puestas a
operar. Se espera que esta via de las
esclusas est6 operando completa-
mente con las nuevas mulas para el
19 de enero de 1965.
- La operaci6n de las nuevas loco-
motoras de remolque en la via orien-
tal de las Esclusas de Miraflores
comenzara para el 10 de febrero.
El reemplazo de las viejas locomo-
toras de remolque del Canal de
PanamA es uno de los principles pro-
yectos en el program de mejoras de
largo alcance y aumento de capacidad
en el Canal.
Las locomotoras de remolque han
resultado satisfactorias desde el punto
de vista de mayor potencia y la varie-
dad de velocidades de operaci6n. Su
operaci6n estA resultando en un
manejo mAs rApido y eficiente del
creciente trAfico del Canal.

Premio por Servicios

Distinguidos Otorgan

A Frank H. Lerchen
Frank H. Lerchen, Subdirector de
la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n, quien se jubila despu6s de
30 fructiferos aios de labor, fue
honrado con un Premio por Servicios
Distinguidos y con un cheque por
$300, asi como un certificado y
Llave Maestra de las Esclusas del
Canal. (Ver fotografia en la secci6n
El Gobernador Robert J. Flem-
ing, Jr., entreg6 el Premio por Ser-
vicios Distinguidos en reconocimiento
y encomio a la eficiente planificaci6n
y manejo administrative en el campo
de-ingenieria, en su calidad de Inge-
niero de Mantenimiento, Ingeniero de
Disefios y subdirector de Ingenieria
y Construcci6n." En el certificado se
menciona que "ha sido consistente-
mente ejemplo personal y professional
del concept mAs elevado de servicio
publico. Ha participado de todo co-
raz6n y prestado su ayuda a activi-
dades de orden civico y professional,
asumiendo responsabilidad direct
en la comunidad de la Zona del
La ceremonia de entrega se realize
en el Sal6n de Conferencias del Edi-
ficio de Administraci6n en Balboa
Heights en presencia de los Jefes de
Direcci6n del Canal de PanamA.
Durante un agasajo que le fue ofre-
cido a Lerchen en la cafeteria se le
entreg6 un Album preparado por ar-
quitectos de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria.
Oriundo de Deming, Nuevo M6xi-
co, Lerchen se gradu6 en la Univer-
sidad de Leland Stanford y vino al
Istmo en 1931 a trabajar con uno
de los contratistas de la Represa
Ingres6 a la organizaci6n del Canal
en marzo de 1935 como subingeniero,
siendo ascendido sucesivamente a
capataz, ingeniero de mantenimiento,
ingeniero de disefios y entonces a
subdirector de Ingenieria y Construc-
ci6n, el cargo mAs alto que puede
obtener un particular en esa depen-


Donovan I. Geyer, MecAnico Tornero,
Division Industrial, sector AtlAn-
tico; 22 afios, 6 meses, 10 dias.
JuliAn Gil, Recolector de Basura, Di-
visi6n de Servicio Comunales, sec-
tor AtlAntico; 23 afios, 10 meses, 5
Joseph Gordon, Guardia de Hospi-
tal, Hospital de Corozal; 42 afios, 7
meses, 8 dias.
Michael F. Greene, Inspector de
Aduana, Divisi6n de Aduanas, sec-
tor Atlintico; 28 afios, 4 meses.
Sra. Mary M. Harrison, Enfermera,
Hospital de Coco Solo; 5 afos, 11
meses, 29 dias.
Caspar Henry, Marinero, Divisi6n de
Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico; 29
afios, 1 mes, 14 dias.
Wilbert C. Jordon, Verificador de
Carga, Divisi6n de Terminales, sec-
tor AtlAntico; 38 afios, 1 mes, 14
George E. Love, Operario de Esclu-
sas (MecAnico Tornero), Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Pacifico; 24
ainos, 4 meses, 3 dias.
Edward G. Martin, Capataz Carpin-
tero, Divisi6n de Dragas, sector
Pacifico; 19 afios, 5 meses, 19 dias.
Paul Morton, Marinero (Remolcador),
Division de Navegaci6n, sector Pa-
cifico; 37 afios, 6 meses, 18 dias.
William B. Redmond, Capataz Ope-
rario de Esclusas (Electricista), Di-
visi6n de Esclusas, sector Atlin-
tico; 10 afios, 11 meses, 21 dias.
Floyd A. Robinson, Policia Raso, Di-
visi6n de Policia, sector AtlAntico;
28 afios, 3 meses, 15 dias.
James M. Snell, Cubridor y Aislador
de Tuberia, Divisi6n Industrial,
sector AtlAntico; 16 afios, 11 meses,
13 dias.
Earl F. Unruh, Director de Correos,
Division de Correos, sector Paci-
fico; 31 afios, 3 meses, 2 dias.
Edison B. Whittaker, Capitin de
Lancha Motora, Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n, sector Atlintico; 38 afios,
11 meses, 14 dias.
Wilford Z. Young, Guardia de Hos-
pital, Hospital de Corozal; 35 afios,
1 mes, 20 dias.

Con el Profesor Col6n Guardia aparece el quinteto del segundo ciclo de la
Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City que el 12 de este mes luchara por
el titulo con el de Paraiso.

Abogado de Nueva York Ingresa al

Personal de la Asesoria General

El abogado neoyorquino, Bernard
Zimberg, especialista en contratos,
acaba de ingresar al personal de la
Oficina de Asesoramiento Juridico en
Balboa Heights.
Oriundo de Nueva York, Zimberg
estudi6 leyes en la Universidad de
Fordham, donde se diplom6. Prest6
servicio military primero en el arma
area del Primer Ejercito y luego en
la Infanteria de Marina en Corea.
Form6 parte del staff legal del Cuer-
po de Ingenieria del Ej6rcito de
Estados Unidos durante 62 afios en
Filadelfia, Nueva York, Denver,
Plattsburg e, interinamente, en Los
Durante los ltimos 3 aios el abo-
gado Zimberg ha estado practicando
leyes, especializAndose en asuntos
relacionados con la construcci6n.
Su esposa Arlene y sus hijos Ste-

Iniciar6n Miembros de la

Sociedad Nac. de Honor
Otro 5 por ciento de los graduan-
dos de la Escuela Secundaria de Cris-
t6bal serAn iniciados el viernes en la
mafiana en el Capitulo del Caribe
de la Sociedad Nacional de Honor;
la ceremonia se llevarA a efecto en el
auditorio del plantel. El nombre de
los seis ne6fitos, elegidos por la Fa-
cultad, serA revelado por primera vez
en esa occasion.
Para merecer ingresar a la Socie-
dad Nacional de Honor los graduan-
dos deben de haber mantenido-du-
rante los seis primeros semestres de
sus studios de secundaria-un pro-
medio de calificaciones no inferior a
B; ademAs de ello deben haber dado
muestras de integridad de carActer,
de capacidad de dirigir y sentido de
servir a los demas.
A los padres de los escogidos se
les darA aviso en la mafiana del 13
de este mes. Todos los padres y
amigos de los graduandos estan
invitados a la ceremonia.

phanie Lisa, de 7 afios; Jonathan
Bruce de 5 y Andrew Scott de 2
llegaron al Istmo con 61.

Despedida Honra

Neil Branstetter
Una despedida en honor de Neil
V. Branstetter, director de m6sica,
le serA ofrecida por la Divisi6n de
Escuelas el sAbado 14 de los corrien-
tes a las 6:30 de la tarde en la Casa
de Hu6spedes Tivoli.
Todos los amigos del homenajeado
quedan invitados a este agasajo para
el cual estin abiertas las reservacio-
nes. Los interesados deben llamar al
tel6fono Balboa 3311, despacho de la
Division de Escuelas, durante las
horas hibiles, o a- Balboa 2843,
despu6s de las 6 de la tarde.
Desde su arribo al Istmo hace
unos 27 afios, Branstetter ha desem-
pefiado un important papel en acti-
vidades musicales de la Divisi6n de
Escuelas de la Zona del Canal.


Todos los almacenes del Canal
de Panamd permanecerdn cerrados
el midrcoles 11 de noviembre con
motivo de observarse en esa fecha
el Dia del Veterano, feriado en la
Zona del Canal.
El jueves 26 de noviembre, Dia
de Acci6n de Gracias, tambidn es
feriado en toda la Zona del Canal
y los almacenes estardn, por lo
tanto, cerrados ese dia.
La secci6n de comestibles del
Almacen de Balboa abrird el lunes
23 durante las horas hdbiles. Los
almacenes de Gamboa y de Mar-
garita, que habitualmente cierran
los midrcoles, permanecerdn abier-
tos el midrcoles 25 de noviembre
durante las horas hdbiles.
La secci6n de mercancias de
Diablo Heights estard abierta
todos los dias como de costumbre.




La Direcci6n del Presupuesto apro-
b6 la partida para 366 nuevas vivien-
das en la Zona del Canal que estA
incluida en el proyecto de Construc-
ciones Militares para 1965. Las nue-
vas viviendas se levantarAn en Coco
Solo (26), Fuerte Davis-Fuerte Gu-
lick (140), Fuerte Amador (20), y
la base area de Howard (180).
6C6mo vendria eso a afectar a la
organizaci6n del Canal de Panama?
Pues . .
Primero, escuelas: 366 nuevas vi-
viendas significant como 850 alumnos
mAs desde kindergarten hasta el 129
grado. Ello implica, al menos, 30
aulas adicionales y maestros nuevos.
El aumento de poblaci6n en como
2,000 personas entrafia mayores ser-
vicios de hospitalizaci6n.

La construcci6n de 366 viviendas
adicionales tambi6n entrafia mayor
protecci6n contra incendios, a6n
cuando no parece por ahora que ello
determine el aumento de una com-
paflia de bombers, especialmente
porcuanto las viviendas se edificarAn
en 5 cantones militares distintos.
Las nuevas viviendas tambi6n exi-
girAn mAs energia electrica, y como
todas estarAn equipadas con aire
acondicionado, el problema no deja
de tener importancia.
Se necesitarAn incrementar otras
dependencias de la organizaci6n del
Canal, pero como se trata de personal
military, aparte de los citados no se
espera que afecte much los otros
servicios de abastos y mantenimiento.

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