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]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
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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Full Text

THE PA NAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

' Vol. III, No. 51

50 Years of Service . To World Commerce

Friday, June 11, 1965

U .'* K.. Faster Mail Service Planned

Mrs. Dianne Schmenk, of the Industrial Division, holds the letter sent by
Mrs. Marie Peary Stafford, daughter of Admiral Peary, and a piece of the
keel of the "SS Roosevelt."

Daughter of Peary

Helps C.Z
The SPILLWAY recently carried a
request for information on the
SS Roosevelt, Adm. R. S. Peary's
polar exploration vessel which ended
her days in the old French Canal,
Mount Hope. Some details have
come from one who logically could
provide the most reliable informa-
tion: Admiral Peary's daughter, Mrs.
Marie Peary Stafford.
The letter was directed to Julius
Crigore, Jr., Assistant Chief, Indus-
trial Division, who is writing the his-
tory of the SS Roosevelt. Mrs. Staf-
ford enclosed a souvenir for him-
a small piece of the Roosevelt's keel.
Mrs. Stafford's letter said that in
1898 a group of wealthy men banded
together and formed the Peary Arctic
Club, the purpose of which was to

. Writer
support financially Peary's efforts to
reach the North Pole. With funds
from these men the Roosevelt was
built in 1904-05 at Bucksport, Maine,
from special designs drawn up by
Admiral Peary. The Roosevelt held
the record of having gone farther
north under her own power than any
other ship up to that time.
With the discovery of the North
Pole the purpose of the Peary Arctic
Club was realized and the club was
disbanded. The U.S. Government at
fhe time was not interested in the
vessel as a national monument, nor
as a ship for the Fish Commission
and the vessel went downgrade to
nautical skid row, winding up at the
entrance of the old French Canal
and a page in history.

L.A. Scholarship Committee

Schedules Buffet and Program

The Latin American Scholarship
Committee is issuing invitations for
a buffet-program to be given by the
committee at the Tivoli Guest House
on Friday, June 25, beginning at
8 p.m.
A program will be presented during
the evening, featuring musical pres-
entations by guest artists.
Organized 10 years ago, the Latin
American Scholarship Committee has
been instrumental in helping some
needy and deserving high school
graduates further their education.
Scholarship aid is currently given
11 students enrolled at the Univer-
sity of Panama, the Canal Zone Col-
lege, and schools in the United
States. Three of these students were

Dance Nights

For Teen Club
Dance night will come twice a
week at the New Balboa Teen Club
for the teenagers who are spending
the school vacation months on the
The first dance in the new schedule
will be held June 15, and music will
be by the Tempests.
Saturday and Tuesday nights will
be dance nights thereafter, until
school starts.

members of the 1965 graduating
class of the Canal Zone College.
The work of the committee is
made possible through donations and
pledges from friends, clubs, and
organizations. The buffet-program is
another fund-raising activity.
Canal Zone Governor and Mrs.
Fleming will be special honor guests
of the Latin American Scholarship
Committee on this occasion.

As Balboa P.O. Is

Twenty-four hour airmail distribu-
tion and collection service will be
available to users of the Balboa Post
Office late this year or early in 1966.
This will be effected by the con-
solidation of the Balboa Post Office
operations with the mail handling
unit presently housed in the Civil
Affairs Building in Ancon.
The Balboa Mail Handling Unit,
which handles all the airmail leaving
and entering the Canal Zone, oper-
ates on a 24-hour schedule. The
under-one-roof operation will be
made possible by the addition of a
one-story annex to the existing
Balboa Post Office building, work
that is included in a general con-

"King and I"

Everybody who has even a smidgin
of talent is invited to come to the
Balboa High School auditorium next
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
(June 14-16) when tryouts will be
held for the Canal Zone's major
musical production of 1965, "The
King and I," a beautiful, fascinating
musical play and a splendid successor
to last summer's "Oklahoma!" and
"South Pacific" of the year before.
This year's musical play is one of
the greatest of the Rodgers and Ham-
merstein musical hits, based on Mar-
garet Landon's book, "Anna and the
King of Siam."
The cast will be a large one, with
approximately 50 roles to be filled.
Singers, dancers, men, women, and
children, including twins, are being
sought by producer Bruce Quinn.
The U.S. Air Forces Southern
Command Band will play during the
performances of "The King and I,"
but more musicians are needed. The
band needs violinists, cellists, harp-
ists and viola players, as well as at
least four pianists.
You say you can't act, can't sing,
and don't play a musical instrument?
Help is needed backstage. The try-
out call is also for people to handle
property, costumes, and makeup, as
well as ticket sellers and ushers.
"In fact," commented Quinn, "we
will welcome every offer of help in
front of the footlights or backstage."
The story of the decorous British
widow brought in 1860 to a bizarre
Asiatic country to teach the King and
his court Western ways will open
July 27.

tract calling for alterations and addi-
tions to the Balboa Post Office.
The work should be completed
within the next 8 months. The lowest
of the bids submitted by four local
contractors was by Dillon Construc-
tion Co. in the amount of $134,200.
In addition to construction of the
annex for the use of the mail han-
dling unit, the work will involve the
remodeling and air conditioning of
the Balboa Post Office building. The
public lobby will be glass enclosed
and the service windows and other
facilities remodeled.
The Balboa post office was con-
structed in 1938 on a site originally
reserved for the permanent post


office on the circle of public buildings
terminating the Prado at the foot of
Sosa Hill.
It was considered a handsome
building at the time and was de-
scribed as a simple open pavilion of
graceful arches suggestive of a Cal-
ifornia mission. Red Spanish tiling
was used for the roof and the entire
floor was paved with pink terrazzo.
Bronze grilled screens and letter
drops were installed and the tiers of
lock boxes, also of bronze, were set
against a background of Tennessee
The original building cost $116,000
and the equipment an additional

The Canal Zone United Fund received a precampaign boost when Mrs. Ana
Ludmila Gee, of Curundu, presented United Fund executive director Paul
M. Runnestrand (right) a check for $450. The contribution represented
proceeds from "An Evening of Ballet" performed in Balboa recently by
Mrs. Gee's ballet students. Fred L. Denton, campaign chairman, at left,
views the presentation with pleasure.

A farsighted policy regarding air fortable in the tropic heat by means Theater, and the planned annex to Bids were opened recently for
conditioning of public buildings on of central air conditioning include the Panama Canal Training Center. work necessary to prepare the Balboa
the Pacific side of the Canal Zone is Balboa High School, the Personnel, Some of the buildings, such as the Elementary School Building for tie-in
paying off these days. Payroll, and Treasury Buildings in Civil Affairs Building and the Balboa with the central system. Similar work
Several years ago the Panama Ancon, the new Gorgas Hospital Heights Administration Building, will start ins July on the Ancon
Canal accepted a recommendation Annex, the Civil Affairs Building in previously had air-conditioning sys- Elementary School.
made by R. L. Duffer & Associates, Ancon, and the Shoe Store and teams of their own. The Civil Affairs Plans for air conditioning public
an engineering consultant firm of Claims Branch Building in Balboa. Building had one of the first air-con- buildings were discussed after com-
Miami, Fla., that a centralized air- Soon to be added to the list are ditioning units on the Isthmus and pletion of the conversion of fre-
conditioning system was the answer the Administration Building at Bal- the Administration Building has been quency-sensitive electrical equip-
to efficient and economical cooling boa Heights, the Ancon District cooled by a water circulation system ment from 25-cycle to 60-cycle cur-
systems in Canal Zone buildings. Court, Ancon and Balboa Elemen- since it was completely remodeled rent in the Canal Zone.
A number of buildings, offices, and tary Schools, the Balboa Post Office, and renovated in 1959 at the approxi- The problems of operating and
school plants now are hooked up to the Middle America Research Unit, mate cost of $1 million, maintaining different types of equip-
the central air cooling system oper- and Gorgas Hospital Wards A, B, Air-conditioning pipes, vents, and ment in various stages of deteriora-
ated by distribution of chilled water and 0. other equipment are now being in- tion and obsolescence, as well as the
through nearly 4 miles of under- Future plans call for air condition- stalled in the Ancon District Court at increasing demand on the power
ground pipeline from a central cool- ing, by means of the central system, a cost of $59,000 by Peco Interna- supply of the Panama Canal, were
ing pumping station at Diablo Road of the Balboa Retail Store and Itional, S.A. The hookup with the taken into consideration.
and Roosevelt Avenue in Balboa. Housewares Annex, the Terminal central system will be made as soon The Duffer company cited the sys-
Buildings now being made corn- Building in Balboa, the Balboa as this is completed. (Continued on p. 4)


June 11, 1965

Launch Schedules Set

For Fishing Tourney

Individuals employed in Adminis-
rative and General Staff, Civil Affairs
Bureau, Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau, Health Bureau, Marine
Bureau, Supply and Community
Service Bureau, and Transportation
and Terminals Bureau will be taking
part in the 13th International Marlin
and Sailfish Tournament July 10 to
August 31.
Further information and the proc-
ess for determining who will go on
the various trips will be explained in
a bulletin to each of the organizations
and their subdivisions.
Governor Fleming is entering the
Panama Canal launches Anayansi
and Careta in the tournament from
July 10 through August 31.
The Anayansi is scheduled to make
two trips and the Careta eight trips
of 4 days' duration. Eight persons
can be accommodated on each trip of
the Anayansi and six persons on each
trip of the Careta.
Anyone who participated last year
is declared ineligible for this year's
drawing unless there are insufficient
Participation in the tournament
will be open to women employees on
the trips scheduled for the Anayansi
July 17 through July 20 and
August 14 through August 17.
The schedule of trips, the launch
or launches participating, and the
allocations of spaces:
Trip 1: July 10-13, Careta: Ad-
ministrative and General Staff, 1;
Civil Affairs Bureau, 1; Engineering
and Construction Bureau, 1; Health
Bureau, 1; Marine Bureau, 1; Trans-
portation and Terminals Bureau, 1.
Trip 2: July 17-20, Careta: Ad-
ministration and General Staff, 1;
Civil Affairs Bureau, 1; Engineering
and Construction Bureau, 1; Health
Bureau, 1; Supply and Community

Service Bureau, 1; Transportation
and Terminals Bureau, 1.
Trip 3: July 24-27, Careta: Ad-
ministration and General Staff, 1;
Civil Affairs Bureau, 1; Engineering
and Construction Bureau, 1; Marine
Bureau, 1; Supply and Community
Service Bureau, 1; Transportation
and Terminals Bureau, 1.
Trip 4: July 31-August 3, Careta:
Administration and General Staff, 1;
Civil Affairs Bureau, 1; Health Bu-
reau, 1; Marine Bureau, 1; Supply
and Community Service Bureau, 1;
Transportation and Terminals Bu-
reau, 1.
Trip 5: August 7-10, Careta: Ad-
ministrative and General Staff, 1;
Engineering and Construction Bu-
reau, 1; Health Bureau, 1; Marine
Bureau, 1; Supply and Community
Service Bureau, 1; Transportation
and Terminals Bureau, 1.
Trip 6: August 14-17, Careta:
Civil Affairs Bureau, 1; Engineering
and Construction Bureau, 1; Health
Bureau, 1; Marine Bureau, 1; Supply
and Community Service Bureau, 1;
Transportation and Terminals Bu-
reau, 1.
Trip 7: August 21-24, Careta: Ad-
ministrative and General Staff, 1;
Civil Affairs Bureau, 1; Engineering
and Construction Bureau, 1; Health
Bureau, 1; Marine Bureau, 1; Supply
and Community Service Bureau, 1.
Trip 8: August 28-31, Careta: Ad-
ministrative and General Staff, 1;
Civil'Affairs Bureau, 1; Engineering
and Construction Bureau, 1; Health
Bureau, 1; Marine Bureau, 1; Trans-
portation and Terminals Bureau, 1.
Trip 9: July 17-20, Anayansi:
Spaces reserved for women employees
of the Panama Canal organization.
Trip 10: August 14-17, Anayansi:
Spaces reserved for women employees
of the Panama Canal organization.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sacred Heart
1:15- EBF: "Eat For Health"
1:30- Parade of Sports-Major
League Baseball
4:15-Social Security In Action
4:30-"Wonderful World of Golf"
5:30- Championship Bridge
6:30- Dennis Day
6:55-TeleNews Weekly Newsreel
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Stars of Jazz
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Jackie Gleason (Premiere)
8:55-Sports Wrap Up
9:05-This Is Your Life
9:30-Harrigan and Son
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-The Christophers
10:30-Chapel of the Air
11:00-Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:30-Science All Stars
6:30- The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Alumni Fun
7:30-Shotgun Slade
8:00- SCN News
8:05- Andy Griffith
8:30- Sid Caesar
9:00- SCN News
9:05- SCN Special "Bell Telephone
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Night Movie:
"Rulers of the Sea"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:30-NEA: Parents Ask About
6:30- Survival
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-I've Got A Secret
7.:30-The Thin Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-SCN News
9:05--Danny Thomas
9:30-Heart of the City
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15- Film Festival: "Jungle Princess"
Final Edition Headlines

I liII A t,...lli ..I
III %( N Ii rnoon News
'i 11r, \tl ,,li....,l,
i "i .11 1.rl. I ,ee, the Virginian"
0 n (M .ld, I;..
i,, .1 I'l. .,' "The Missile Navy"
6:55 -SCN News In Spanish
7:05 To Tell Ihe Troth

7:30-The Third Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Wednesday Night at the Movies:
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show
Final Edition Headlines

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: "Issues and Answers"
6:30- "Silver Wings"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Jimmy Dean Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Four-Star Playhouse (Premiere)
9:30-M Squad
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Chevy Mystery Theater
Final Edition Headlines


5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30- Man In Space
6:30-Communism: Myth-U.S.:
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:30-Death Valley Days
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Dupont Cavalcade
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15--Friday Night Movie:
"Song of Surrender"
Final Edition Headlines


1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
2:00-Mr. Mayor
2:45-EBF: "The Nose Structure and
3:00-Pro Bowlers Tour
4:15-Behind the Ticker Tape
4:30-Dance Party
5:30-This Is The Life
6:20- Billboard
6:30-True Adventure
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Ted Mack
7:30-Roy Rogers
8:00-SCN News
8:30-Bold Venture
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Lawrence Welk Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"Coming Round the
Final Edition Headlines

? -A

Steven C. Roth, of Panama, winner of the recent National Rifle Association
Junior Sectional Match is awaiting word as to how his high aggregate of
379 out of a possible 400 stacks up with high schools in States sectionals.
His scores were 97 prone, 89 standing, 98 sitting and 95 kneeling. He's
shown here receiving the winner's trophy from Edward Hatchett, Jr.,
exalted ruler of B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1414, sponsor of the match, which
was conducted by officers and members of the Balboa Gun Club. Alan
Wells, of Balboa, placed second with a 372 and David Warren, of Balboa,
was third with a 363. Steven's father is with the Federal Aviation Agency.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
June 12, 1965

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 7:00-Mon.-Tues., 7:30-
The Carpetbaggers
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-Secret Invasion
Fri., 7:00-East Of Sudan
Saturday night-The Americanization Of
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Father Goose
Tues.-The Best Of Everything
Wed.-The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw
Thurs.-Blackbeard The Pirate
Fri.-MGM's Big Parade Of Comedy
Friday Owl Show, 10 p.m.-Horror Of
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-The Lively Set
Sun.-Fail Safe
Tues.-Blackbeard The Pirate
Wed.-The Best Of Everything
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Father Goose
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00-The
Horse Without A Head
Mon.-Three Violent People
Fri.-The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness
Saturday night-Enchanted Island
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-From The
Earth To The Moon
Tues.-Roots Of Heaven
Wed.-The Quick Gun
Fri.-The Lively Set
Friday Owl Show, 10 p.m.-The Werewolf
Saturday night-Moby Dick
Sunday Matinee, 2:30-No Time For
Sunday night-Sex And The Single Girl

The accent may be on youth, but
the stress is still on the parents.
0 0 0
It is annoying and dangerous when
the vehicle in front of you turns sud-
denly and without any warning. So,
don't forget to signal your intention
to turn well in advance of the actual

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.
Distributed free to all Panama Canal
employees. Subscription cost for others
(including mailing) $2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPILLWAY Sub-
scriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Tues.-The Quick Gun
Thurs.-The Americanization Of Emily
Fri.-Roots Of Heaven

Special Matinees
Saturday, June 12, 1965
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
T-ouble Along The Way-John Wayne,
Donna Reed: A heartwarming comedy-
drama packed with excitement and
laughter. T-115 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m. .
Comanche Territory Maureen O'Hara,
MacDonald Carey: A territory where life
was measured in minutes. Fast action
and thrills. (In Color.) T-85 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Jamboree-Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis
in a swinging rock-n-roll matinee.
T-95 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Jungle Book: A jungle fantasy in color with
"Sabu," the boy of the jungle.
T-110 mins.

Farewell Gift

Honors Nurse

For Services

A silver tea and coffee service was
presented to Mrs. Bernhilda F. Jen-
sen by the communities of Paraiso
and Pedro Miguel at a recent cere-
mony at the Paraiso Elementary
School auditorium.
The farewell gift was presented by
Mrs. Doris Green, a resident of Pa-
raiso, in appreciation of her services
to the communities as nurse in charge
of the Paraiso-Pedro Miguel Health
"Angel of Mercy of the Canal
Zone" was the title given Mrs. Jensen
on the master key to the locks cer-
tificate presented her by Canal Zone
Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr. Mrs.
Jensen also received a miniature key
to the locks. She has been the super-
visory nurse in charge of the Health
Center at Paraiso since October 1959.
Prior to that date she was a member
of the nursing staff at Gorgas Hos-
pital for 1 year.
During her many years as head of
the Health Center, Mrs. Jensen gave
more than 88,000 inoculations.
Present at the ceremony honoring
Mrs. Jensen were Eric Oakley, pres-
ident of the Paraiso Civic Council,
and Aston Parchment, president of
the Pedro Miguel Civic Council.
Mrs. Jensen will leave the Isthmus
soon for East Dubuque, Ill., where
Mr. and Mrs. Jensen will make their
home. (Picture in Spanish section.)

Vacation Spanish

Courses Scheduled
The Panamanian North American
Association will continue registration
until June 15 for courses in Spanish
for vacationing school children from
ages 9 through 14.
The intensive morning classes of
I hour of Spanish 5 days a week,
beginning June 16 and ending
August 19, are especially designed
for children.
For further information please call
3-3018 or go to the offices of the
Pniamanian North American Asso-

MARGAITA2:00 p.m. ciation, 66 Peru Avenue, near the
Daddy Long Legs-Fred Astaire, Leslie Bella Vista Theater.
Caron: America's favorite love story set
to music. (In Color.) T-132 mins.
GATUN One advantage of being married is
2:00 p.m. that you don't make a fool of your-
Goodbye My Lady Brando DeWilde, self without finding out about it.
Walter Brennan: A heart warming story
of a growing boy and his strong attach-
ment for his dog. T-100 mins. To be alert behind the wheel take
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex- a break every 2 hours or 100 miles,
cept as shown. Program subject to change whichever comes first.
without notice.


Robert K. Adams
Clayton Blake
Luciano Brown
George Edghill
Alfred Merritt
Carlton S. Mullin
Philip J. Rogers, Jr.
Victor Thompson
Henry Trotman
Alfred C. Jones
Clayton J. Auble
R. J. Blair
A. J. Cole
Donald King

Lloyd A. Ashby
Nolosco Dawkins
Rupert Ennis
Nicholas Ford
Rathburn Hall
Allen Hedley
Lloyd L. Holder
Enrique Martinez
Benjamin Norman

Elizabeth Brown
Clifton C. Douglas
Jesis Figueroa
Robledo Landero P6rez
Madison F. Larkin
Clemente Martinez Villarreal
Joaquin Paredes Rivera
Julio E. Pulido
Carlos Quintero
Edgardo Antonio Quintero
Isaias Quintero
Alexis E. Robles
Gustavo Tejada
Manuela M. de Teran
Victor M. VAsquez V.

Leocadio Vergara
Robert A. Yarde

W. George Anderson
Ernesto Trottman

Edward C. Overstreet

Ilubert Buchanan

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P -. 'I

Hablan Castellano, and they have certificates to prove it. Spanish participation certificates were presented the
group above by Donald R. Brayton, Railroad Division Manager, in the Director's office, Transportation and
Terminals Bureau, Cristobal. The best attendance record is held by Peter Hotsko (fourth from left), of the Ter-
minals Division, who attended 111 of 117 Spanish-language study sessions. From left are Mrs. Ethel Bensen and
George Herring, of the Railroad Division; Mrs. Gloria DeRaps, Hotsko, Mrs. Glendora Dorsey, and Joseph
Reardon, of the Terminals Division. At far right is Mrs. Graciela Mong, the Spanish teacher.

If you were here about 25 years
ago, you probably would remember
John St. John. You might be a little
surprised to learn that the former
Panama Canal Personnel and Man-
agement Chief has become a cel-
ebrated artist, known as "a mild man
with a violent brush."
Born in Oak Park, Ill., St. John
was with the Canal organization from
1940 to 1942. After getting his mas-
ters degree from Kentucky Univer-
sity, he worked most of his life in
the Government. Then, almost over-
night, he turned from a party-giving
social being into a quiet, meditating
It was the shock of a doctor pro-
nouncing him unfit for a position as
special assistant to then Secretary of
State James Byrnes because of stom-
ach ulcers that changed his life.
Not a born artist, St. John took
aptitude tests and found he had
artistic capacities. He studied art for
3 years and became an artist whose
paintings are violent in color, often
twisted in form. His best sellers,
trees, have gnarled and twisted
The former PanCanal employee,
now living in Puerto Rico in a com-
bination home and gallery, has taken
on a way of life with monastic over-
tones. He has cut himself to the
barest essentials. He gets up at 4:30
a.m. to meditate, uses a hot plate
instead of a stove, does not have hot
water, owns a radio and typewriter
only, but spares himself nothing for
his art.
St. John's paintings have been
exhibited in the Washington Gallery
of Art, the Corner Gallery in Louis-
ville, the Museum of Catawba Col-
lege in North Carolina, and Edison
College in Florida. Addresses at
these colleges resulted in national
radio. and television appearances.
Eighty of his paintings have been
shown at the University of Puerto
Rico. They also have been displayed
at the March Hare, in the Sheraton
Hotel in San Juan, and the Candado
Beach Hotel, San Juan, in a per-
manent exhibit.

Middle age is when a woman's
hair begins to turn from gray to
0* 0
The high heel was thought up by
a woman who was kissed on the fore-
o *
Passing on curves should be left to
judges of beauty contests.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is part of
a statement on the role of exercise in
fitness by a joint committee of the
American Medical Association and the
American Association for Health,
Physical Education, and Recreation,
endorsed by the Health Bureau and
Canal Zone Schools Division.

1. Exercise is one of the important
factors contributing to total fitness.
2. The contributions of exercise to
fitness include a sense of well-being
and development and maintenance of
strength, speed, agility, endurance,
and skill in persons who are organ-
ically sound. Active games, sports,
swimming, rhythmic activities, pre-
scribed exercises, and vigorous hob-
bies all can make general contribu-
tions to fitness.
3. Each individual differs in his
capacity to enjoy and benefit from
participation in exercise because of
constitutional variations in body size,
strength, and structure as well as
differences in genetic mold, previous
experience, and present condition.

Last of a Series

4. One must continue to exercise
in order to maintain fitness. The
nature and severity of the exercise
should be graded according to age,
individual reaction to activity, and
the state of the person's fitness. After
age 30, more frequent medical
evaluation of the individual's capac-
ity for exercise is imperative.
5. Activities for girls and women
should be selected with regard for
their psychological as well as physio-
logical characteristics. Those which
involve grace and rhythm and have
a minimum of body contact should
be favored. Regularity of exercise

Prospective Teachers

Of English Sought

The Panamanian North American
Association is interested in interview-
ing .prospective teachers of English
for its academic program. A candi-
date should have a degree in English
or modern languages and/or experi-
ence in teaching.
The majority of the classes at the
association are held during the
evening hours, Monday through
Friday. Those interested should call
Miss Ella Barrasso, telephone Pan-
ama 3-3018 or 3-7963, or visit the
association at 66 Peru Avenue, Pan-
ama City.

P Fitness


should be stressed, with activity con-
tinued during the menstrual period if
it is well tolerated.
6. Systematic training for any
activity contributes effectively to fit-
ness. The conditioning program in-
volved in preparation for athletic
competition contributes as much or
more to fitness as participation in
the sport itself.
7. Time -and care taken to condi-
tion the body for sports and athletics
through appropriate activities will
improve enjoyment, upgrade per-
formance, prevent injury, and in-
crease the ability to continue par-
ticipation over a period of years.
8. Consideration must be given to
unfavorable environment conditions
of weather and climate. Modification
of one's exercise regimen may be
necessary, or, in other instances, suffi-
cient compensation can be achieved
by modification of dress and diet. -
9. The proper use of protective
equipment is essential to safe and
effective participation in certain
sports. Competent supervision, care-
ful maintenance, and proper control
of facilities also will help to prevent
accidents and reduce injuries.
10. The rules of the game or speci-
fications for play in an activity are
made to protect participants and to
enhance enjoyment. They should be
properly interpreted, scrupulously
observed, and vigorously enforced.
11. The vigor and regularity with
which an individual participates in
an activity will modify his fitness
more than the particular activities or
events in which he elects to partici-

Stevens Suggested

For Hall of Fame
The name of John F. Stevens,
Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal
construction work 1905-07, has been
favorably discussed as a possible
nomination to the Hall of Fame for
Great Americans in the 1970 election.
The proposal was considered at a
meeting of the recently organized
Committee on History and Heritage
of American Civil Engineering of the
American Society of Civil Engineers.
In order to qualify, a nominee
must have been deceased for 25
years. Elections are held every 5

Material intended for publica-
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Monday
afternoon of the week of publica-
tion. Urgent material can be re-
ceived and processed for use the
same week as late as noon Tues-
day. Mail material to PANAMA
Heights, C.Z.


Roy Wilford

Of Coco Solo

Logs 320 Miles

More than 75 people have com-
pleted 50-mile swims at Balboa,
Camboa, and Coco Solo Swimming
Pools which are sponsoring the Swim
for Health Program in the Canal
Outstanding swimmers in the pro-
gram to date are Roy Wilford, of
Coco Solo, with 320 miles; Jeffrey
Sears, of Balboa, with 300 miles; and
Florence Page, of Balboa, with 150
Those who have completed 100
miles are Maud Kupher, Ann Dim-
mick, Don Conner, and Chrisy Jen-
ner, on the Pacific side, and Harry
Westerberg, Francis Palumbo, Mari-
lyn Marsh, Charles Hinz, Virginia
Favorite, Donna Caudill, and Edger
Carlson, on the Atlantic side.
This Red Cross-sponsored program
began in the Canal Zone in 1962.
On the average, the participants go
to the pools about 2 or 3 days a
week over a 3 or 4 month period in
order to complete their 50-mile swim.


Declared Key to

Boating Safety
The famous slogans "Be Prepared"
and "Semper Paratus-Always Ready"
could well be adopted by all Canal
Zone pleasure boaters, according to
Comdr. Richard H. Evans, of the
local U.S. Power Squadron and chair-
man of this year's Safe Boating Week
The slogans have served the Boy
Scouts of America and the U.S. Coast
Guard, and they would do the same
for every small boat skipper. A prop-
erly equipped boat will add to your
boating pleasure, and insure that you
are ready to meet any emergency.
Federal law requires that every
boat operated on navigable waters.
must carry a lifesaving device for
every person on board. In addition,
motorboats must be equipped with
an approved fire extinguisher and
proper navigation lights.
Similar equipment is required by
most State laws. Commonsense and
good judgment dictate that every
boat should carry additional equip-
ment that will add to your comfort,
convenience, and safety, such as an
extra fuel can, a tool kit, paddle,
first-aid kit, and anchor and line.
During National Safe Boating
Week, July 4 through 10, every small
boat owner is urged to check his -
craft carefully to be sure it is equip-
ped properly, and that his equipment
is in good condition.
"Be Prepared" for more fun afloat!
Safe boating can be fun.

They're Saying

Things About Us
"World's Hottest Fishing Hole" is
the title of an illustrated article in
the April issue of Argosy which says
that "The Forty-second Street and
Broadway of the billfish world is
Pifias Bay, off the coast of Panama."
Topicks, publication of the Pick
Hotels Corp., carried an article by
Albert Pick, Jr., on a tour of South
America. En route he and his wife
visited the Canal Zone and Panama,
of which he writes in his article,
illustrated by a picture of their ship
transiting one of the Canal locks.
The January 15 issue of Veritas,
a periodical published in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, carried a cover pic-
ture of Miraflores Locks and a three-
page illustrated lead article on the
Panama Canal.

,It '- i111i 5-/ ....

Thomas J. Hannigan, Balboa, is shown as he received congratulations-and
an offer of help-on his completion of a 50-mile swim, which he started
about 8 months ago. Greeting him are Alice Leftridge (nearest camera)
and Jean Wainio, recreation specialists at the Balboa Swimming Pool.
Hannigan is supervisory mechanical engineer in charge of air-conditioning
service in the Engineering Division. An he's been a prime mover in roping
in others in the Engineering and Construction Bureau on the swim for
health program.

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Former PanCanal Er

Executive Earns XEercise

Laurels in Art Su


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may subscribe to the weekly Pan-
ama Canal SPILLWAY (or you may
subscribe for them). Cost is $2.60
a year. This includes mailing-by
regular mail-anywhere in the
Checks for subscriptions should
be made payable to the Panama
Canal Company and may be
mailed to:
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clearly, the name and address of
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is to be sent.

June 11, 1965


.'7.- '- 7 -
From left to right, Elks Scholarship winners Richard Wallace, Virginia Flumach and Diane Zerr, accompanied
by Exalted Ruler of the Elks, E. W. Hatchett.


Awarded 3

By Elks
Diane Zerr, a Balboa High School
senior, has been awarded the annual
stateside scholarship given by the
B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1414 of
Balboa for study at the college or
university of her choice in the United
Diane plans to use her 4-year,
$1,500 scholarship at Southern
Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.,
where she will study physical educa-
Two Canal Zone College scholar-
ships, which pay 1 year's tuition,
were awarded by the Elks. These
went to Virginia Flumach, Balboa
High School senior, and Richard
Wallace, who has completed his first
year at Canal Zone College. Miss
Flumach will study business admin-
istration. Richard Wallace will con-
tinue his studies in business admin-
The Canal Zone College scholar-
ship winners are eligible, after 1 year,
to apply for the stateside 4-year
The three annual awards by the
Elks were selected by a scholarship
committee of seven. Members of this
committee included Russel E. Hoog-
land, chairman; Miss Marie C. Weir;
Rabbi Witkin; Victor Herr; Dr. Glen
Murphy; Paul Karst; and Robert

Coming Events
12-Celebration of the Birthdate of Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of
Great Britain (1926).
14-Tryouts for Canal Zone United Fund
musical project, Rodgers and Ham-
merstein's "The King and I" at
the Balboa High School Activities
Building through June 16. Time:
7 p.m.
15-Jazz Lecture for Spanish or English
speaking audience by Prof. Jaime
Ingramn at the Panamanian North
American Association's Auditorium,
66 Peru Avenue, Panama City.
Time: 8 p.m. Admission is free.
16-Painting exhibit by Julio Zachrisson,
Panamanian painter, at Panarte
Gallery daily through June 29
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admis-



James H. Nichols, Jr., son of Mr. Jim recently was presented the ROA
and Mrs. J. H. Nichols, of Curundu Distinguished Cadet Medal for
Heights, Canal Zone, has been se- leadership, discipline, courtesy, and
elected as Battalion Commander of academic standing. He also has
the Balboa High School ROTC unit served on the ROTC Color Guard.
for the year 1965-66.
Jim has been continually active in
high school activities. He was pres-
ident of the Junior Class, and has
served as a representative to the Stu-
dent Council and as a member of
various Student Association com-
He was selected for the advanced
achievement section in English for
the fourth straight year. During the
spring of his junior year he was
initiated into the National Honor
Society and also was chosen to attend L
Boys' State this year. A
Jim has won several outstanding
honors in the ROTC. He was chosen
the outstanding NCO cadet this year
for the fourth 6-week period. He has
been awarded the Department of s
Army Superior Cadet Medal for
demonstrating superior qualities of
scholarship, discipline, courtesy, and James H. Nichols, Jr.
character. He has received the U.S.
Army Forces Southern Command
medal for the highest average grade AIR CONDITIONING
in military science, and also was
awarded the Best Individual Medal. (Continued from p. 1)

C.Z. School System Is Losing

A Teacher of Many Talents

Bubbles had risen and disappeared
as the last chemistry experiment was
completed. The test tubes were
cleaned and neatly arranged, and
there was a "last day of school"
excitement in the classroom of
Walter M. 0. Fischer, chemistry
teacher at Balboa High School. It
was an exciting day for the teacher,
too, for he was meeting with his last
Balboa High School classes and was
retiring from Canal service after just
a bit over 24 years as a faculty mem-
ber in the Canal Zone Division of
The students had been directing
curious glances toward an unusually
shaped case on his desk, and now the
chemistry teacher reached for it and
drew out-of all things-a saw! Next
came a bow, and within seconds the
classroom was filled with music.
The saw had once been gold-
plated, and there still were vestiges
of gold near the handle. The bow,
he explained, was a cello bow.
"When I lived in the United
States, before coming to the Isth-
mus, I enjoyed the oldtime vaudeville
shows. A musical saw act intrigued
me, especially, and I taught myself
to play," the music-making chemis-
try teacher said.
Unusual? Not when one learns
that the versatile chemistry teacher
was a concert master for 2 years in
Milwaukee. He started his musical
career by playing the violin. Then he
mastered the piano, and went on to
learning how to play the viola, cello,
bass clarinet, oboe, and saxophone.
He also has taught pupils in classes
in all these instruments.
He grew up in a home filled with
music. His father played the concer-
tina, and his mother played string
instruments, but especially liked the
zither. And she sang, too.
Walter Fischer was born in Mil-
waukee, Wis. lie was graduated from
State Teachers College in Milwaukee
in 1925. While in college, he was
first violin in the symphony orchestra
and was president of the German
Club and of the Men's Glee Club. He

won the State meet in the pole vault
for 3 years, setting a new record and,
to top it all, was awarded the Honor
Ten Medal in a class of 374 students.
At the University of Chicago he
received his bachelor of science
degree in chemistry, and set a na-
tional pole vault record.
He received his master of chem-
istry degree at Columbia University,
New York City, and went to the Uni-
versity of Chicago to work on his
Ph. D. degree.
At Lake Forest Academy, Illinois,
he introduced the first saxophone
sextette and weighed the advantages
of going on with a career in music

or teaching. The latter seemed to
offer a steadier pay check, and he
taught at Creston Junior College and
Senior High School.
The Canal Zone Junior College
was getting ready to open and was
advertising for teachers. He applied
and was accepted and taught at both
college and high school level. He
first taught German and then concen-
trated on teaching chemistry.
Mr. and Mrs. Fischer plan to make
their home in Cookeville, Tenn. He
has been offered a faculty position
at Tennessee Tech, and plans to
teach, but, he said before leaving, not
full time.


Maestro Walter Fischer plays musical saw. Sally Smith, a student in his
chemistry class, lends an attentive ear.

teams used in Federal building com-
plexes in Washington, D.C., and a
number of large shopping centers in
the United States. A central .system
would eliminate the problem of
maintenance of various types of units
and would be more economical with
electrical power.
The system adopted is operated by
three 1,000-horsepower centrifugal
compressors which cool the water to
42 F. before it is pumped through
nearly 4 miles of underground pipe-
Thousands of gallons of chilled
water course through specially in-
sulated pipes which parallel Roose-
velt Avenue and Gaillard Highway
to Ancon, make a circular sweep to
the new Gorgas Hospital Annex, and
return to the pumping station in
En route, the water is diverted
into smaller lines which sprout from
the main line to connect buildings
into the system. Each of the build-
ings is equipped with a smaller cir-
culation system similar to that used
in the Balboa Heights Administration
Engineers estimate that the water
to be chilled to 42 F. at the Balboa
pumping station can make the com-
plete circuit through the miles of
pipeline, cool all the buildings
hooked into the system, and return
to the central station no more than
6 warmer than when it left.

Bank Makes

Clip Study

A survey conducted by the com-
pany publication of Lloyd's Bank of
England as to the fate of 100,000
paper clips showed:
14,163 were twisted or broken
during telephone calls.
17.200 were used as makeshift bra
o or suspender hooks.
5,434 became toothpicks.
5,308 were used as fingernail
19,143 served as chips in card
3,196 were used as pipe cleaners.
Thousands were dropped on the
floor to be swept away.
Only 20,000 of the 100,000 were
used to clip papers together.

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Vol. Ill, No. 51 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 11 de Junio de 1965


El Correo

De Balboa

A partir de fines de este afio o
principios del entrante, babra servi-
cios de recolecci6n y distribution en
el Correo de Balboa, las 24 horas
del dia.
Ello serA possible por la consolida-
ci6n de la Oficina de Correos de Bal-
boa y la Unidad Postal que se en-
cuentra alojada al present en el
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles en Anc6n.
La Unidad Postal de Balboa, que
maneja todo el correo a6reo que en-
tra o sale de la Zona del Canal, opera
24 horas al dia. La operaci6n de
estas dos unidades bajo un solo techo
serA possible debido a la construe-
ci6n de un anexo de un solo piso al
edificio ahora existente en Balboa.
Ello estA incluido en un contrato
general para alteraciones y adiciones
al edifici( de correos de Balboa.
Dillon Construction Co. hizo la
me or propuesta de entire cuatro con-
tratistas locales, por $134,200.
Ademais de la construcci6n del
anexo, el trabajo incluirA el remode-
lamiento del edificio y el dotarlo to-
tahnente de aire acondicionado. El
area destinada al piblico estarA ce-
rrada con cristales y las ventanillas
y otras facilidades serin remodela-
El Correo de Balboa fue construi-
do en 1938, en el sitio que habia sido
reservado originalmente para ello,
dentro de un circulo de edificios pii-
blicos, al final de El Prado y a los
pies del Cerro Sosa.
En aquel tiempo se le consider
un bello edificio: un simple pabell6n
abierto de graciosos arcos, al estilo
de misi6n californiana. Con techado
rojo estilo espafiol el piso era de en-
lozado color rosa. Se instalaron reji-
llas y buzones de bronce y las hileras
de cajillas de apartados, tambien de
bronce, tenian como fondo una pared
de mArmol de Tennessee.
El edificio original cost $116,000
y el equipo, unos $12,000 adicionales.

La Sra. Ana Ludmila Gee le dio un impulso sustancial al Fondo Unido de
la Zona del Canal, cuando entreg6 al director ejecutivo de la campafia Paul
M. Runnestrand, un cheque por $450. Esa contribuci6n representaba las
entradas del espectAculo "Una Noche de Ballet" presentado en Balboa,
recientemente, por las alumnas de la Sra. Gee. Con suma complacencia,
Fred L. Denton, president de la campafia del Fondo Unido, observa el acto.


Una encuesta llevada a cabo por
la publicaci6n del Banco del Lloyd,
en Inglaterra, sobre el destiny de
100,000 prensillas para papel (paper
clips), dio el siguiente resultado:
14,163 fueron torcidos o partidos

en el curso de conversaciones tele-
17,200 fueron convertidos en im-
perdibles para sujetar sostenes-busto.
5,434 se convirtieron en palillos de
5,308 fueron usados como limpia-
dores de unfias.
19,143 se utilizaron como fichas en
iuegos de cartas.
3,196 sirvieron para limpiar pipas.
Miles fueron tirades al suelo, de
done fueron barrios con la basura.
S61o 20,000 prensillas de las
100,000 del experiment, fueron uti-
lizacladas para el fin que fueron manu-
facturadas, es decir, para unir hojas
de papel.


Una media a largo plazo, con acondicionado con un sistema de cir-
respecto al acondicionamiento de aire culaci6n de agua desde que el edifi-
de edificios puiblicos en el sector Pa- cio fue remodelado completamente
cifico de la Zona del Canal, esta en 1959, a un costo de 1 mill6n de
dando resultados en estos dias. d6lares.
Hace algunos aflos, el Canal de Peco Internacional, S.A., estA ha-
PanamA acept6 una recomendaci6n ciendo todas las instalaciones nece-
hecha por R. L. Duffer y Asociados, sarias en la Corte del Distrito en
de Miami, Florida, en el sentido de Anc6n, a un costo de $59,000. La
que un sistema de aire acondicionado integraci6n al sistema central se barA
centralizado era la respuesta para tan pronto este trabajo est6 termi-
un servicio economic y eficiente en nado.
lecs edificios piblicos de la Zona del Redentemente se abri6 a licita-
Canal. ci6n el trabajo preparatorio en el
Ya existe un nuimero de edificios edificio de la Escuela Primaria de
pAblicos conectados al sistema cen- Balbca, para incluirlo en el sistema
tral de enfriamiento, operado por la (Continua en la pdgina 4)
circulaci6n de agua helada a trav6s
de casi 4 millas de tuberias subte-
rrineas desde una central de bomn- ivitae Navegando
beo situada en la intersecci6n de la
Carretera de Diablo y la Avenida Pero Tome Precauciones
Roosevelt en Balboa. Los famosos dichos "Siempre Lis-
Los edificios que al present gozan tos" y "Semper Paratus" pueden ser
de este servicio centralizado de aire muy bien adoptados por todos aque-
acondicionado son: la Escuela Supe- Ilos que gustan de pasear en botes,
rior de Balboa; los edificios de Per- de acuerdo con el Comandante
sonal, Planillas y Tesoreria, en An- Richard H. Evans, Presidente del
c6n; el nuevo Anexo del Hospital Comit6 de la Semana de Seguridad
CGrgas; el edificio de Asuntos Civi- en el Agua, de este aiio.
les en Anc6n, y el almacen de calza- Los mencionados dichos han sido
dos y el edificio de la Secci6n de de gran utilidad para los Nifios Ex-
Reclamos en Balboa. ploradores y para la Guardia de Cos-
Pronto se afiadirA a esta lista el ta de los Estados Unidos y pueden
Edificio de Administraci6n de Bal- muy bien servirle a cualquier capi-
boa Heights; la Corte del Distrito de tAn e bote pequefio. Un bote ade-
Anc6n; las Escuelas Primarias de cuadamente equipado afiadirA algo
Anc;n y Balboa; el Correo de Bal- a su diversion y le darA la seguri-
boa; el Instituto de Investigaciones dad de que puede enfrentarse a cual-
sobre la Amdrica Central, y las salas quier emergencia.
A, B y 0 del Hospital Gorgas. Las leyes Federales exigen que
MIs adelante se incluiri en el sis- todo bote que navegue debe llevar un
tema central el Almac6n de Balboa salvavidas por cada persona que vaya
y el anexo de articulos para el hogar; en 6l. AdemlAs, los botes a motor
la Capitania del Puerto en Balboa; deben llevar extintores de incendio
el Teatro de Balboa y el anexo a y luces de navegaci6n.
construirse en el Centro de Capaci- Casi todos los Estados tambi6n
taci6n de la Direcci6n de Personal. exigen equipo semejante. Y el sentido
Algunos de estos edificios, como el com en y el buen juicio indican que
de Asuntos Civiles y el de Adminis- todo bote debe llevar equipo adicio-
traci6n, tienen aire acondicionado nal para brindarle a usted adicional
independiente. El que esti instalado comodidad, conveniencia y seguri-
en el Edificio de Asuntos Civiles fue dad. Recipiente de combustible extra,
uno de los primeros en el Istmo; el caja de herramientas, remos, boti-
Edificio de Administraci6n ha sido quin y un ancla con su soga, para
mencionar algunos.
Durante la Semana Nacional de
VISITANTES DE LA Seguridad en el Agua, del 4 al 10
SEMANA de julio, cada duefio de bote peque-
Esua de ino debe inspeccionar su embarcaci6n
Esc usas de Mira.. ores 869 con cuidado, para asegurarse de que
1~rii cl Ghn21 c.

estA completamente equipado y de
que el equipo est6 en buenas condi-
Para mias gozo en su navegaci6n:
"Est6 preparado."
El navegar con seguridad puede
ser divertido.

El "SS Roosevelt" en el dique seco de Balboa, en 1917, cuando era propiedad del Servicio de Pesquerias.

Lsjailusat s -tatun -----___ /
Las Cruces, 7 viajes -- -- 795
Reina Manuelita, 3 viajes-__ 51
Planta Purificadora .------ 129
MNuseo -- ---...---_-- 100
Edificio de Administraci6n 124
Total ._-__-- -- 2,359



Recientemente, el SPILLWAY pidio detalles sobre el SS
Rooseuclt, barco de la expedici6n del Almirante Peary al Polo
Norte y que termin6 sus dias en el Viejo Canal Franc6s, en
Mount Hope. Algo nos ha llegado de parte de quien 16gica-
mente, puede darnos la mejor informaci6n: la hija del Almi-
rante Peary, Sra. Marie Peary Stafford.
Su carta la dirigi6 a Julius Grigore, Jr., Sub Jefe de la Divi-
si6n Industrial, quien estA escribiendo la historic del SS Roose-
velt. La Sra. Stafford adjunt6 un pequefio souvenir del barco-
un pedacito de la quilla.
La carta de la Sra. Stafford dice que en 1898, un grupo de
hombres adinerados form el Club Artico Peary, para respal-
dar financicramente los esfuerzos de Peary por llegar al Polo
Norte. Con los fondos que se reunieron fue construido el
SS Roosevelt, en Bucksport, Maine, entire 1904 y 1905, ha-
biendo sido disefiado por el propio Peary. En sus tiempos, el
SS Roosevelt tenia la distinci6n de ser el barco que habia nave-
gado mis al Norte con sus propias miquinas.
Con el dcscubrimiento del Polo Norte, el prop6sito del club
qued6 cumplido y se desband6. En aquel tiempo, el Gobierno
de los Estados Unidos no estaba interesado en el barco para
monument national, ni siquiera para el uso de la Comisi6n
de Pesca y el barco fue Ilegando hasta lo mAs bajo en la escala
naval, terminando sus dias en el Viejo Canal Frances y en una
pigina de la historic.

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Junio 11, 1965

___ En Su Pantalla_

Sign Of The Gladiators and
Submarine Seahawk
Changed to: The Brigand and
Pigmy Island
Enchanted Island

Sign Of The Gladiators and
Submarine Seahawks
The Pink Panther
Changed to: The Brigand and
Pigmy Island
Enchanted Island
Horror Of Dracula

Bells Are Ringing and
Designing Woman

10 p.m.
Damn Citizen
The Beat Generation and
Beach Party
Beach Party

Ensign Pulver
Calvary Command and
Girls, Girls, Girls
10 p.m.
Violent Road

Ram6n Tenorio, en los moments en
que no estA a bordo de su bote de
remos haciendo su trabajo de pasa-
cables en la entrada de las Esclusas
de Miraflores, se dedica a otras ocu-
paciones, como ahora, que lo vemos
recortando la hierba en la pared cen-
tral de la esclusa. Naci6 en Sona,
Provincia de Veraguas. Desde muy
nifio, trabaj6 en las labores del cam-
po ayudando a sus padres. Luego
vino a la ciudad capital buscando un
mejor porvenir y lo encontr6 en abril
de 1960 cuando vino a trabajar con
la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA.
Tiene una linda casita en la pobla-
ci6n de San Isidro, sobre la Carretera
Transistmica y se dedica a arreglarla
en sus ratos libres. Su esposa se llama
Julia Elena de Tenorio y tiene dos
hijos, Rolando Reyes y Jorge Rub6n
de 4 y 2% afios de edad, respectiva-
mente. En sus ratos libres, se dedica
a cultivar un jardin alrededor de su

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Pocos son los oficinistas que domi-
nan, desde su oficina, el panorama
que le sirve de fondo a Santiago
Nemesio Kelly, oficinista de opera-
4, ciones de las Esclusas de Miraflores,
cuando esti dedicado a sus labores.
Apenas se gradu6 en 1946, de la Es-
.'4 cuela de Artes y Oficios, a los 20
Safios de edad, vino a trabajar con el
Canal de PanamA. Kelly es casado
con la sefiora Vicenta Ortega de
Kelly y el mayor deseo de ambos es
tener hijos. Fot6grafo professional,
muchas de sus fotos han sido publi-
- cadas en el diario La Hora. Tiene su
propio studio en su residencia en
la Urbanizaci6n La Florida, Pedre-
gal de Juan Diaz en donde atiende a
. sus numerosos amigos y clients. Su
deported favorite: el judo.

Broma Pesada Gastada

por un Rayo
Los rayos gastan bromas pesadas.
El caso que referimos sucedi6 en
Sidney, Australia:
Un cami6n de repartos se habia
estacionado en una pendiente. El
conductor ech6 los frenos y puso la
palanca de velocidad en una de las
marchas. Al poco rato se acumularon
nubes de tormenta y se declar6 un
aguacero imprevisto. Un rayo atron6
sobre la calle donde estaba el ca-
mi6n, sacudiendo ventanas y algunas
casas de madera. El vehiculo em-
prendi6 ssibita march hasta chocar
con otro coche cuesta abajo. Al pare-
cer el rayo afloj6 los frenos y quit6
la palanca de los cambios.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re 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 Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Temperamento Apacible

Pero Pincel Violento

Si usted era resident del Istmo
hace 25 afios, probablemente recor-
daria a John St. John. Se sorprende-
ria usted al saber que el antiguo Jefe
de Normas de Personal del Canal de
PanamA, se ha convertido en renom-
brado artist, a quien se le conoce
como "hombre de temperament
suave con un pincel violento"
Nacido en Oak Park, Illinois, St.
John estuvo con la organizaci6n del
Canal desde 1940 a 1942. Luego
de su doctorado en la Universidad de
Kentucky, trabaj6 la mayor parte de
su vida con el Gobierno. De repente,
cambi6 su vida activa de sociedad y
fiestas, en la de un artist callado y
La impresi6n que le ocasion6 el
dictamen m6dico que lo calificaba
como no apto para la posici6n de
asistente especial del entonces Secre-
tario de Estado James Byrnes, debido
a 61lceras estomacales, fue lo que
decidi6 su cambio de vida.
No siendo un artist nato, St. John
se dio cuenta de que tenia capaci-
dad artistic. Estudi6 arte durante 3
afios y se convirti6 en artist reco-
nocido cuyas pinturas son de color
violent y de formas extrafias. Sus
pinturas mas cotizadas representan
Arboles de ramas nudosas y retor-
Nuestro artist, antiguo empleado
del Canal de Panama, vive ahora en

Puerto Rico en una casa que tiene
much de galeria artistic y en la
que lleva una vida casi monastica.
Ha reducido sus necesidades a lo pu-
ramente esencial. Se levanta a medi-
tar a las 4:30 de la mafiana. Usa una
plancha caliente en lugar de estufa,
no tiene agua caliente y posee sola-
mente un radio y una maquina de
escribir, pero, en lo que se refiere a
su arte, no hace ninguna economic.
Las pinturas de St. John han sido
exhibidas en la Galeria de Arte de
Washington, la Galeria Corner de
Louisville, el Museo del Colegio
Catawba en Carolina del Norte, en
el Colegio Edison en Florida. Las
conferencias que dio en esas insti-
tuciones resultaron en su presenta-
ci6n en programs de radio y televi-
si6n a trav6s de redes nacionales.
Ochenta de sus cuadros han sido
exhibidos en la Universidad de Puer-
to Rico. Tambi6n han sido presen-
tados en el Hotel March Hare, el
Sheraton Hilton en San Juan y en
el Hotel Candado Beach de la misma
ciudad, en exhibici6n permanent.

La antigua capital de Guatemala,
ciudad Antigua, victim que fuera
de pavoroso terremoto, queda a pocas
millas de la actual capital. Quezalte-
nango, la segunda ciudad de Guate-
mala en importancia, esta a 7,800
pies de altura.

Viernes 11l
Sabado 12
Domingo 13
Lunes 14
Martes 15 __
Midrcoles 16
Jueves 17 ._

Viernes 18 -

Gente en la Noticia


11-12-Dos 6ltimas presentaciones de la producci6n del Theatre Guild:
"The Four Poster" en su local de Anc6n.
13-Festival de San Antonio en El Potrero, Cabuya, Churub6, y Sabana-
21-Corpus Christi: Festividad religiosa unida a un interesante program
de danzas tipicas tradicionales que incluyen algunas aleg6ricas y de
much colorido y vistosa indumentaria, tales como "Los Diablicos
Limpios y Sucios," el "Torito," el "Gran Diablo" y la danza indigena
de los "Cucuas" (trajes de fibras y originates mAscaras). Pueden pre-
senciarse principalmente en Penonom6 (a 93 millas) y Los Santos
(a 160 millas de la capital).
23-25-Fiesta de San Juan en Divala, Concepci6n, Guarar6 Arriba y Rio

PAgina 2


11:00- Documental
11:30-Asi Fue Esta Semana
12:00- Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
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
6:00- Estampida
7:00-El Paraguas MAgico
8:00- Comando Aereo
9:00-Los Bribones


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Dick Tracy
12:25-Programa Especial
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- Nuestro Barrio
7:30-Mister Ed
8:00-El Detective Millonario
9:00-Foro de Opini6n
10:00- Noticias


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Aventuras de Pinocho
12:45- Noticias
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Nuestro Barrio
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:30-Peyton Place


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Popeye el Marinero
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- Nuestro Barrio
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30--Alfred Hitchcock


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Poderoso H6rcules
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-Nuestro Barrio
7:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:30-Arresto y Juicio


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Cegato Magoo
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- Nuestro Barrio
7:30-Los Locos Adams
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Peyton Place


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- Resumen de Cartones
1:00--Programa Femenino
1:30-Tardes Filmicas
3:00-Sarao de Tevedos
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30--Carnaval de Cartones
7:00- Los Picapiedras
8:00- Ben Casey
9:00-Rumbo a lo Desconocido

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45--Slvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Revista Musical
12:00- Repris6: Novela Semanal
2:19-Repris6: Novela Juvenil
4:30--Desde el Hip6dromo
6:00- Disneylandia
8:00- Cinco Dedos
9:00-Ruta 66
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Acci6n en el Mar
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
3:30- Documental
4:30-La Mujer y su Belleza
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Sonrisas Colgate
8:00-Kraft Musical
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Las Enfermeras
11:00-Hong Kong
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Los Perseguidores
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
3:30- Documental
4:00-Novela de las 5
4:30-Novela Juvenil
5:30-La Cocina en TV
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:25- Tres Patines Show
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8: 00- La Hora Continental
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Randall el Justiciero
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30- Para el Hogar
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-El Precio Exacto.
8:00- C6micos y Canciones
9:00- Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
11:00- Solo los Valientes
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Pete y Gladys
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45--Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30- La Cocina en TV
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:25-Tres Patines Show
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-El Teatro de Richard Boone
11:00-Jefatura 87
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Rev6lver a la Orden
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
4:30- La Muer Opina
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55- Instantineas Sociales
7:30- Show de Van Dyke
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-La Jungla de Asfalto
10:30-Club Infantil Televito
11:50-La Comedia Silente
12:20-Noticiero del Media
12:45-De Inter6s Para Usted
1:00- Repris6: Novela de las 5
5:00- Festival de Cartones
5:30-El Pijaro Loco
6:00- El Paso al Noroeste
6:30-Las Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
7:30-Estrellas Palmolive
8:00- Yo Fui Criminal
9:00- Dimensi6n Desconocida
9:30- Los Intocables

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Junio 11, 1965


Elizabeth Brown
Clifton C. Douglas
Jes6s Figueroa
Robledo Landero P6rez
Madison F. Larkin
Clemente Martinez Villarreal
Joaquin Paredes Rivera
Julio E. Pulido
Carlos Quintero
Edgardo Antonio Quintero
Isaias Quintero
Alexis E. Robles
Gustavo Tejada
Manuela M. de Terin
Victor M. VAsquez V.


R. J. Blair
A. J. Cole
Donald King
Lloyd A. Ashby
Nolosco Dawkins
Rupert Ennis
Nicholas Ford
Rathburn Hall
Allen Hedley
Lloyd L. Holder
Enrique Martinez
Benjamin Norman

Leocadio Vergara
Robert A. Yarde
W. George Anderson
Ernesto Trottman
Edward C. Overstreet
Hubert Buchanan

En t6rminos generals, Guatemala
Pero sehor policio, es un pais montafioso. Gran porci6n
es que estoy flegando de su geografia consiste en el altipla-
orde a etierro. no, circundado de estrecha region
costanera y enorme planicie nortefia.
Es el suyo, por casualidad? El Area del interior cuenta con ele-
vadas montafias, y con various volca-
nes, algunos en actividad. Su tierra
estA considerada entire las mAs fertiles
6* 7 del continent americano.

Guatemala goza de una gran va-
riedad de climas, con temperatu-
ras que van desde los 580 a los
830. Hay tres zonas climatol6gicas
bien definidas: la baja; la templada
y la region de la altiplanicie; y la
tierra fria con temperatures que lle-
gan debajo del punto de congelaci6n.

El Precio de una Vida

gCuAl es el valor de una vida humana?
Recientemente se gast6 en Estados Unidos $1 mill6n para salvar tres vidas.
En el pasado mes de agosto, durante 2 semanas, la naci6n vivi6 pendiente
de las operaciones de rescate efectuadas para salvar la vida de tres hombres,
conocidos fnicamente por sus familiares y vecinos, en el pequefio pueblo
minero de Sheppton, Pennsylvania, EE. UU.
Los tres hombres estuvieron sepultados vivos durante 14 dias a mAs de
91 metros de profundidad. Un derrumbe cerr6 la salida de la mina.
De la noche a la mafiana los nombres de Henry Throne, David Fellin
y Louis Bova estaban en los labios de millones de personas que rogaban
por su salvaci6n.
Las oraciones fueron respondidas y muchas lAgrimas se secaron en la
mafiana del martes, 27 de agosto, cuando el equipo de rescate logr6 sacar
a dos de los hombres a la superficie. Bova nunca sali6. Estuvo aislado de
los otros dos desde el primer moment y despu6s del sexto dia no se lo
volvi6 a oir.
De acuerdo a los experts en minas, este fue el primer rescate de este
tipo en la historia minera de los Estados Unidos. Se usaron todos los medios
de rescate disponibles incluyendo a las Fuerzas Armadas.
Los mejores ingenieros de minas del pais expusieron sus ideas sobre c6mo
habrian de efectuarse las operaciones de rescate y aconsejaron sobre los
equipos a usarse. Primeramente se perform un agujero de 0.15 metros de
diAmetro y 94 metros de profundidad a travis del cual se estableci6 comu-
nicaci6n con los hombres atrapados y se les enviaron provisions, para
finalmente llegar a agrandar el agujero hasta 0.45 metros de diAmetro, por
donde salieron los mineros.
La moraleja de este episodic radica en lo important que es el salvar
una vida humana y la dedicaci6n del hombre para este fin. El echo radical
en lo que realmente se puede lacer cuando existe una motivaci6n. Como
en el episodio narrado mAs arriba lo impossible es a menudo possible.
Si este mismo entusiasmo, consideraci6n por lo demfis, iniciativa y acci6n,
se aplicaran a los problems que amenazan nuestro bienestar y el de los
demis diariamente, habria much menos necesidad de piedad, oraciones
y lagrimas.
4Por que no se tiene la misma preocupaci6n por el otro conductor en la
carretera, el otro trabajador, el vecino, el client, que se tiene cuando la
crisis es de preocupaci6n national?

Causas y Efectos Mas Comunes

De Intoxicacion por Alimentos

Las intoxicaciones causadas por
comidas descompuestas generalmen-
te dan lugar a la aparici6n en los pe-
ri6dicos de noticias como estas:
"Trece personas fueron hospitaliza-
das a causa de intoxicaci6n alimen-
ticia despu6s de asistir a una comida
familiar." "Varias personas fueron
hospitalizadas el dia de Pascuas por
haber comido pavo contaminado."
"Una familiar complete fue victim de
intoxicaci6n despu6sde comer remo-
lachas en conserve preparada en la
casa y se salv6 gracias a la aplica-
ci6n de un suero importado espe-
cialmente para su tratamiento."
Estos son Anicamente los casos que
llegan a conocerse, ya que por su
gravedad son publicados en los dia-
rios. Sin embargo el n-dmero de in-
toxicaciones es much mayor y en
ocasiones, personas que sufren los
primeros sintomas de v6mito y dia-
rrea, no llegan a enterarse de que se
trata. En muchas oportunidades la
persona que toma algun alimento
"pasado" solamente es victim de
una ligera irritaci6n. Por el contra-
rio, si el grado de intoxicaci6n es
grave, puede producer conmoci6n,
postraci6n, parAlisis y, en contados
casos hasta la muerte.
Recomendaciones Para la
La soluci6n es relativamente senci-
Ila: Si todos los alitnentos fueran
mantenidos limpios, se cocinaran

completamente y se guardaran refri-
gerados, las intoxicaciones desapare-
Los alimentos se tornan inadecua-
dos para comerlos al ser invadidos
por ciertas bacteria. Estos micro-
bios, si el alimento es un campo de
cultivo tibio y h6medo, se multipli-
can rApidamente y alcanzan propor-
ciones venenosas en un t6rmino de
4 horas. Si se ingieren suficientes
bacteria, ellas atacan al est6mago
y al tejido de los intestines, causando
inflamaci6n que a su turno ocasiona
dolores abdominales, v6mito, diarrea
y quizAs fiebre.
Existe otro tipo de bacteria que no
es perjudicial en si, pero que al mul-
tiplicarse en los alimentos crea unos
agents venenosos Ilamados toxinas.
Estas toxinas son particularmente pe-
ligrosas por no ser detectables por
medio del sabor o del olor.
Para que un alimento se vuelva
peligroso deben ocurrir dos cosas:
contaminarse con cierta bacteria y
luego ser conservado a una tempe-
ratura suficientemente alta para per-
mitirle a la bacteria desarrollarse.
Por ejemplo, supongamos que una
persona estA preparando una ensa-
lada de papa y que esa persona tiene
en una mano una herida colmada de
bacteria invisibles. Una porci6n de
papa entra en contact con la herida
y luego cae dentro de la olla llevando
consigo las bacteria. El alimento se
encuentra ahora contaminado pero

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Los conductores de los otros vehiculos merecen la misma consideraci6n La grAfica muestra el instant en que la enfermera Bernhilda F. Jensen
en la carretera, que la que tenemos para con el herido en la zanja. En la extremaa derecha), recibe de manos de la Sra. Doris Green extremaa izquier-
mayoria de los casos esta consideraci6n es todo lo que se necesita para da), un bell obsequio consistent en un juego de cafe y de t6, con su cha-
evitar un accident. rola, todo de finisima plata que le ofrecieron las comunidades de Paraiso
La pr6xima vez que conduzca a una velocidad excesiva o cometa viola- y Pedro Miguel como despedida. Presencian el acto, que tuvo verificativo
ciones "menores" de cualquier tipo, evalie la situaci6n, determine sus el jueves 27 de mayo en el sal6n de actos de la Escuela Primaria de Paraiso,
posibilidades y d~jese guiar por el sentido comfin-eso es prevenci6n de los sefiores Eric Oakley (izquierda), y Aston Parchment, presidents, res-
aeidentes. pectivamente, de los Consejos Civicos de Paraiso y de Pedro Miguel. Du-
accidentes. rante los 8 afios que estuvo al frente del Centro de Salubridad de Paraiso-
Recuerde, en 2 semanas se gast6 $1 mill6n para salvar tres vidas. Todos Pedro Miguel, la enfermera Jensen realize arriba de 88,000 inoculaciones.
los dias nosotros tenemos la oportunidad de obtener aun mejores resultados Su gentileza para con todos Ie granje6 el respeto, admiraci6n y simpatias
sin que cueste un solo centavo. 8Vale la pena intentarlo? i generals de lo cual dan fe ceremonies de despedida en su honor.

no llega a ser perjudicial si se le con-
serva dentro del refrigerator, porque
asi las bacteria no pueden desarro-
En cambio, si esa ensalada es lle-
vada inmediatamente a un almuerzo
campestre y de'ada reposar durante
varias horas al rayo del sol, se logra
una temperature adecuada para la
multiplicaci6n de las bacteria. Quie-
nes coman de aquel alimento senti-
rAn pocas horas despu6s el primer
sintoma de intoxicaci6n, nAuseas.
Apetitosas Pero Peligrosas
Desafortunadamente nuestros ali-
meptos mAs populares son con mayor
frecuencia los culpables de intoxica-
ciones. Encabezando la lista se en-
cuentran el jam6n, especialmente el
desmenuzado y mezclado con gela-
tina, el polo, la mayonesa, la care
de res en barbacoa, las carnes frias,
el pavo, la natilla, los postres y los
rellenos de ponqu6 hechos con crema
de leche.
Este tipo de intoxicaciones, a pe-
sar de Ilegar a ser graves, muy rara
vez llegan a ser fatales. Sin embargo,
otro tipo raro denominado botulismo,
puede causar la muerte a un 65 por
ciento de sus victims. El botulismo
puede ser contraido al comer ali-
mentos enlatados en la casa, princi-
palmente habichuelas, que no han
sido procesados a las altas tempera-
turas requeridas para matar las bac-
terias productoras de toxinas.
He aqui algunas formas de evitar
intoxicaciones con alimentos:
Use tan pronto como sea posi-
ble los alimentos congelados que
hayan sido descongelados y no vuel-
va a congelar los que sobren.
Siempre caliente los alimentos
cocinados previamente, a la tempe-
ratura y por el tempo indicado por
el fabricante en el r6tulo.
Cuando prepare carnes, salsa
de came, ensaladas condimentadas o
alimentos a base de huevo, sirvalos
antes de 2 horas o guArdelos en el
Siempre guard las sobras de
comida en el refrigerator antes de
transcurrir 1 hora y mant6ngalas alli
hasta que sea el moment de volver-
las a calentar para comerlas.
Cocine completamente los ali-
mentos, de acuerdo con las recetas
de cocina y con las normas de
No prepare bocadillos o comi-
das campestres con anticipaci6n a
4 horas al moment de comerlos a
menos que los pueda conservar re-
Nunca toque los alimentos sin
lavarse las manos o cuando tenga
heridas o rasgufios en ellas.
Evite el toser sobre los alimen-
No tome alimentos que tengan
olor o sabor "extrafios."
Mantenga la cocina absoluta-
mente limpia.
Si acostumbra enlatar alimen-
tos en casa, use una olla de presi6n
y cocaine completamente los alimen-
tos nuevamente antes de comerlos.




Paigina 3

Robert K. Adams
Clayton Blake
Luciano Brown
George Edghill
Alfred Merritt
Carlton S. Mullin
Philip J. Rogers, Jr.
Victor Thompson
Henry Trotman
Alfred C. Jones
Clayton J. Auble

Junio 11, 1965





Richard Wallace, Virginia Flumach y Diane Zerr, ganadores del concurso de becas Elks, aparecen arriba (izquier-
da a derecha), acompafiados por el Jefe Maximo de los Elks, E. W. Hatchett.



Diane Zerr, graduada de la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa, obtuvo
la beca annual concedida por la B.P.O.
Logia N9 1414 de los Elks de Balboa,
para estudiar en Estados Unidos. La
agraciada puede escoger la univer-
sidad estadounidense donde realizarA
dichos studios.
Diane se propone cursar los 4 afios
en la Universidad Southern Metho-
dist de Dallas, Texas, estudiando
educaci6n fisica.
Dos becas adicionales-de s6lo 1
afio cada una-fueron otorgadas por
los Elks a Virginia Flumach, de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa y a
Richard Wallace, quien cursa el pri-
mer afio en la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal. La Srta. Flumach estu-
diarA administraci6n de negocios, el
mismo curso que esth tomando
Los becarios de la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal tienen opci6n para
obtener becas de 4 afios una vez con-
cluidas las de 1 afio.
Integraron el Jurado de Becas de
los Elks: Russel E. Hoogland, quien
lo presidi6; Maria C. Weir, Rabbi
Witkin, Victor Herr, Dr. Glen Mur-
phy, Paul Karst y Robert Jeffrey.

Muchos j6venes encuentran pla-
centero un deported denominado "ca-
balgar sobre las olas" o en ingles
"surfing" Este deported, bastante
arriesgado, consiste en usar una Idmi-
na de madera alargada y angosta para
navegar sobre las olas del mar, im-
pulsado por la fuerza de la misma ola.
Para lograrlo se necesita tener gran
agilidad, much sentido del equili-
brio y ser un expert en nataci6n.
Ahora los jdvenes no necesitan ir al
mar para practicar este deported gra-
cias a la aparicidn de un implement
que consiste en una tabla con cuatro
ruedas pequeflas, que les permit dis-
frutar de la misma diversion en terre-
no firm. Ldgicamente con este nuevo
juguete se ha creado un nucvo riesgo
para los j6venes que l o usan sobre las
aceras o en las calls y otro dolor de
cabeza para los conductors de ve-
hiculos que transiten por la vecindad.


Ya se iban disipando las postreras
burbujas del experiment quimico y
se limpiaban los various tubos de vi-
drio para guardarlos. Sobre el aula
en la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa
sobrepesaba ese ambiente de sau-
dade que se hace sentir en el ultimo
dia de classes cuando el professor de
quimica, Walter M. 0. Fischer, hizo
algo que a sus alumnos quizAs pare-
ciera curioso: abri6 un estuche y
extrajo del mismo un serrucho.
8Qu6 diablos pinta un serrucho en
una clase de quimica? se pregunta-
rian algunos.
Fischer, que ese dia dictaba su
fltima cAtedra despuds de 24 afios
como miembro de la facultad de la
Division de Escuelas de la Zona del
Canal, tampoco estaba exento de
cierta extranfia emocion. Imperturba-
ble, aunque intimamente conmovido,
sac6 a relucir un arco y empez6 a
poblar el aire de notas musicales . .
El serrucho-que en alguna 6poca
luciera un bafio de oro-todavia tenia
destellos Aureos. El arco lo era para
cello. La mfisica era de un tono cuasi
No tenian raz6n para sorprenderse
aquellos que se extrabiaron con el
inesperado concerto, pues el austero
catedrAtico, desde sus mocedades,
gust6 de la misica y es un autodi-
dacta del arte del serrucho filarm6-
eQu6 de extrailo tiene? Es que des-
conocian que el versAtil professor de
quimica fue, durante 2 afios, maestro
concertista en Milwaukee. Aunque
entonces no sentia esa posterior
atracci6n por el serrucho. En aque-
llas saz6n tocaba el violin. Luego,
domin6 el piano, y sigui6 su apren-
dizaje m6sico-instrumental con la
viola, el cello, el clarinete, el oboe
y el saxof6n. Y no s6lo conoci6 el
manejo de esos instruments, sino
que en ello dio classes.
El maestro Fischer aprendi6 a amar
la m6sica desde su mAs tierna infan-
cia. Su padre tocaba la concertina y
su madre instruments de cuerda,
inclinAndose mis hacia la citara, con
la que se acompafiaba al cantar.
Walter Fischer naci6 en Milwau-
kee, Wisconsin, y se gradu6 en el
Colegi'o Normal de Maestros en 1925.
Fue alli dlonde toc6 el violin por pri-
mincra vez en la orquesta sinf6nica;
done presidio el Club Alemin y el
Coro Varonil. Por 3 afios gan6 el
salto con garrocha y la medalla de

Honor de los Diez en una clase de
374 alumnos.
En la Universidad de Chicago
obtuvo su diploma y luego doctorado
en ciencia quimica y estableci6 la
marca national para el salto de ga-
En la Academia de Lake Forest,
Illinois, organize el primer sexteto de
saxofones y vacil6 entire la mufsica y
el magisterio como carrera. Al soli-
citarse profesores para el Colegio In-
termedio de la Zona del Canal vino
aqui a ensefiar el idioma alemAn y
luego quimica. Los sAbados ensefiaba
misica instrumental y durante la
guerra trabaj6 con los ingenieros.
Los esposos Fischer se radicarAn
en Cookeville, Tennessi.

Trono a la busca de un Rey-y
otros roles subalternos a la espera,
tambidn, de artists que desearen
pertenecer al elenco de "El Rey y
Yo" que serA montada en escena el
mes entrante en una funci6n de bene-
Los ensayos se realizarin del 14
al 16 de junio en el auditorio de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa a las
7 de la noche.
Bruce Quinn, el productor de la
obra, invita por este medio a todo
hombre, mujer y nifio de PanamA y
la Zona del Canal que desee former
parte del elenco de 50 personas.
En roles destacados hay nada me-

Al Circulo de la Fama

El Nombre de Stevens
El nombre de John F. Stevens,
Ingeniero Jefe de la construcci6n
del Canal de PanamA, entire los
afios 1905 y 1907, tiene gran am-
biente para ser postulado en las
elecciones de 1970 como candi'-
dato al Circulo de la Fama de
ciudadanos Norteamericanos C6-
La postulaci6n fue considerada
en una reunion del recientemente
organizado Comit6 sobre Historia
y Patrimonio de la Ingenieria Ci-
vil Estadounidense, formado por
miembros de la Sociedad Norte-
americana de Ingenieros Civiles.
Para calificar como candidate,
es requisite que la persona haya
fallecido, por lo menos, 25 afios
antes. Las elecciones se verifican
cada 5 afios.

Un professor de la Universidad del
Estado de Ohio ha sugerido que los
autom6viles estdn equipados con lu-
ces de cola de tres colors, o sea que
tengan dos luces rojas, dos luces ama-
rillas y dos luces verdes.
La idea tiene por objeto reducir el
ndmero de accidents de trdnsito cau-
sados por vehiculos cuyos conducto-
res juzgan mal la velocidad del ve-
hiculo que los precede y los golpean
por detrds. Las luces funcionan como
un semdforo. La luz verde se enciende
siempre que el vehiculo transit a
velocidades superiors a 65 kildme-
tros por hora. La amarilla indica
cuando el automdvil va viajando a
velocidad inferior a la mencionada y
la luz roja reemplaza tanto a la verde
como a la amarilla al presionar el
pedal del freno.



El maestro Walter Fisher toca el serrucho musical con la misma maestria
conque dicta una cAtedra. Sally Smith, su alumna de quimica, escucha
embelesada a su versAtil maestro.

nos que 13; 6 de los cuales son para
cantantes. Se necesita un tenor joven
para el papel de Lun Tha. Los otros
cantantes, ademis del Rey y de Ana,
son la esclava del Rey, Tuptim, Lady
Thiang, el Principe Chulalongkorn y
Luis Leonowens, hijo de Ana.
Se requieren 10 bellas muchachas
para los papeles de esposas del Rey.
Diez nifios entire 5 y 15 afios y melli-
zos. Los nifios son de ambos sexos.
Tambidn se requieren bailarines-
hombres y mujeres-y varones para
hacer el papel de monies budistas.
Personal de utileria, tramoyistas y
similares son igualmente requeridos
y urgidos de comparecer a los ensa-
yos en las fechas ya citadas arriba.
Al menos cuatro pianistas, asi como
violinistas, celistas, y tocadores de
arpa se necesitan. Quienes desearen
vender boletos y actuar de acomo-
dadores serin bienvenidos.

De Aire Centraliza
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
central. Trabajo similar comenzara
en julio en el edificio de la Escuela
Primaria de Anc6n.
Se plane dotar de aire acondicio-
nado todos los edificios pfblicos,
despubs de la conversion de la co-
rriente electrica en la Zona del Canal,
de 25 a 60 ciclos.
Para ello se tom6 en consideraci6n
los problems creados por la opera-
ci6n y mantenimiento de equipo dife-
rente en estado disimil de deterioro,
lo mismo que la demand, siempre
creciente de suministro de energia
en el Canal de PanamA.
La Compafiia Duffer cit6 los siste-
mas usados en los complejos de edi-
ficios federales en Washington, D.C.
y muchos grades almacenes de los
Estados Unidos. Un sistema central
eliminaria el problema de dar man-
tenimiento a diferentes tipos de uni-
dades y seria mAs econ6mico en
energia el4ctrica.
El sistema adoptado se opera con
tres compresores centrifugos de 1,000
caballos de fuerza cada uno, que en-
frian el agua a 42' Fahrenheit, antes
de que sea bombeada a trav6s de casi
4 millas de cafieria subterrAnea.
Miles de galones de agua helada
corren a trav6s de tuberias especial-
mente aisladas paralelas a la Aveni-
da Roosevelt y la Carretera Gaillard
hasta Anc6n y que doblan hacia el
nuevo Anexo del Hospital Gorgas,
regresando de alli a la estaci6n de
bombeo en Balboa.
Durante el trayecto, el agua entra
a cafierias mils pequefias que conec-
tan los edificios a la tuberia princi-
pal. Cada edificio estA dotado de un
sistema de circulaci6n mis pequefio,
pero similar al instalado en el Edi-
ficio de Administraci6n en Balboa
Los ingenieros calculan que el
agua enfriada a 42 Fahrenheit en
la Estaci6n de Bombeo de Balboa,
puede completar el recorrido a tra-
ves de millas de tuberias, enfriar
todos los edificios incluidos en el sis-
tema y regresar con una temperature
no mis de 6 mis alta que cuando
empez6 su recorrido.

Cables de Seguridad Para
Frenar Aviones

El "Airways Club" una asociaci6on
de empresas de transport adreo ha
sugerido que se suban los pasajes de
cada viajero en unos $0.20 para fi-
nanciar por medio de estas contribu-
ciones la instalaci6n de unos cables
de arrest o frenado sobre las pistas
de los aeropuertos.
Estos cables son como los que se
emplean sobre la cubierta de porta-
aviones para frenar los aparatos a
reacci6n. Los aviones comerciales en
aeropuertos locales o de rango inter-
nacional, en caso de fallas durante
el despegue o aterrizaje echarian un
gancho que pescando uno de los
cables atravesados a la pista podria
detener el aparato en pocos segun-
dos. Considerando que el 48 por
ciento de los accidents de aviones
reactors suceden en los despegues
o aterrizajes, esta media contribuirA
a la seguridad en aeronAutica.

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