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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Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
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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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THE PA NAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. IV, No. 7 50 Sp i. To World Commerce Friday August 6 1965

Vol. IV, No. 7 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, August 6, 1965

New Customs

Law Effective

On October 1
U.S. residents returning from
abroad will not be affected until
October 1 by the new law reducing
duty exemptions, Acting Commis-
sioner of Customs Lester D. Johnson
has announced. Current regulations
will continue in force until that date.
Under the legislation passed by
Congress and signed into Public Law
No. 89-62 by the President on
June 30, U.S. residents on and after
October 1 will be allowed to take
back with them $100 in duty-free
merchandise based on the fair retail
value instead of the wholesale value,
as provided in the previous law.
Other elements in the legislation
which become effective October 1
1. Elimination of the "to follow"
privilege; thus, returning residents
must bring their purchases with them
if they are to be included in the
2. Reduction of the liquor allow-
ance from 1 gallon per person to
1 quart per adult 21 years of age
or older;
3. Retention of the 1 gallon of
liquor per person privilege for
travelers 21 years of age or older,
visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands,
Guam, and American Samoa, not
more than 1 quart of which may be
acquired elsewhere than in those
4. An increase to $200 fair retail
value of articles which returning
residents may bring back from the
U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and
American Samoa, not more than $100
of which may be acquired elsewhere
than in those islands;
5. Reduction to $10 fair retail
value of gifts which may be sent to
the United States free of duty.

"Damn Yankees" At
Cristobal August 19
The Cristobal Little Theatre


Electric Power

Restriction Eyed

1 If the world had a theme song
these days it could well be "How
Dry I Am."
The Canal Zone shares the prob-
lem of many areas in the hemisphere
and the world reporting prolonged
drought. Zone rainfall so far this
"wet" season is far below normal.
According to Col. E. E. Pickering,
Director of the Panama Canal Engi-
neering and Construction Bureau,
the water levels of Madden and
Gatun Lakes are currently such that
only 2 weeks of supply are available
to maintain the minimum navigation
, and recovery levels in Gatun Lake
'' unless rainfall increases.
...I If rainfall does not increase in the
next .2 weeks it will probably be
necessary to restrict hydroelectric
power generation to conserve water
for navigation purposes. Since total
electric generating capacity is just

Benefit Dance

School Set for

3a Z- ._ AX ,. .
Chariots are gone but Brutus is still around. Brutus, a 115-pound Great Dane
belonging to Capt. R. W. Wheeler of the Balboa Fire Department, gives
Oscar Wheeler-all 50 pounds of him-a ride outside their Balboa home.

Great Dane The Morning -

And In The Afternoon, Too
Et tu, Brutus? to Orlando, Fla. The trip, with this
No, he probably et more like 5 monstrous, playful canine aboard,
or 6-cans of dog food, that is. took 5 days. They had Brutus flown
Brutus is a Great Dane-a 15- to the Zone from Orlando in May.
Brutus is a great thane-. Brutusa 115- Brutus was kept at the dog kennels
pound Great Dane at that. Brutus for a time, vhere he consumed about
master is not Julius Caesar, but Capt. for a time, where he consumed about
R. W. Wheeler, of the Balboa Fire 6 cans of dog food a lay. At home,
however, he attacks feasts consisting
Department. of dog meal and table scraps-and as
Only 15 months old, and still ast resort dio food.

production of "Damn Yankees" opens growing, Brutus is a gift to the
August 19 for an 8-day run. Perform- Wheelers from their son, Kenneth,

ances are scheduled for August 19-22
and 26-29.
For reservations call Cristobal
1916 or 1833 during working hours.

Bocas del Toro

Fishing Tourney

August 20-22
The first annual fishing tourna-
ment at Bocas del Toro, planned
by the Bocas del Toro Tourist
Cooperative in conjunction with
Peace Corps Volunteers in that
province, will be held August
The cost of the trip is $35 from
Tocumen and $31 from David.
The price includes round-trip
passage, the tournament entry
fee, meals, lodging, fishing excur-
sions and the tournament trophy.
The plane from Tocumen will
leave at 4 p.m. Friday, August.20,
and will return at 4 p.m. Sunday,
August 22.
All interested persons should
call Miss Ang6lica Saucedo,
RAPSA, at Panama 5-0281 for
reservations. Anglers must supply
their own equipment, deep sea as
well as skindiving.

who lives in Glasgow, Mont. The
Wheelers were vacationing in the
States earlier this year and visited
their son in Montana.
The Wheelers drove from Glasgow

New Picnic Area

At Observatory

Open for Outings

There's a brand new and improved
picnic area on the Pacific side of the
Isthmus now, located at the Obser-
vatory approximately 150 yards
beyond the turnoff to Miraflores
Locks. There are plenty of signs to
lead picnickers to the Observatory
and picnic area.
Parking facilities are located at the
main gate of the Water Laboratory,
in the Observatory area. From there
you proceed to the right, around the
gate, and up a little hill to the Ob-
servatory. The picnic area, complete
with one grill and one concrete picnic
I table, is under a shelter just west of
the Observatory. Next to the picnic
area, with several benches, is a large
sheltered observatory platform over-
looking Miraflores Locks.
(Continued on p. 4)

He is playful with children and a
bit awkward because of his size and
youth, but has yet to cause any
damage in the Wheeler house. As
for other dogs, he ignores them.

I'll Be Late

Getting Home

From Class, Ma
Approximately 400 students aboard
the West German cruise liner Seven
Seas-a floating university which
conducts classes while at sea-will be
late getting home from school this
There were no problems when the
ship transited the Panama Canal in
late February, but a recent fire on
board disabled the vessel, which had
to be towed nearly 600 miles in the
Atlantic before reaching St. Johns,
Newfoundland. Most of the students
were Americans returning from
summer studies in Europe.
The students attend classes while
the ship is at sea and make field trips
while the ship is in port. This unusual
education plan was dreamed up by
a group of businessmen from
Whittier, Calif., and has attracted
wide attention.

The Union Club will be the site
August 13 of a benefit dance for
La Escuela Experimental, a school
for mentally deficient children in
Panama. The school hopes to raise
enough money to alleviate its present
financial problem.
The past 7 years have been far
from smooth. Only two-thirds pay
the full tuition of $30 a month. The
remaining one-third pay what they
can, ranging from $18 a month to
nothing. Monthly tuition receipts
total $373; expenses are at least $600
a month. The difference is made up
by members of the board of directors,
who plan raffles and matinees-but
contribute money from their own
pockets at the end of the month in an
effort to break even.
La Escuela Experimental opened
August 1, 1956, 3i, months after the
founding of the Association for Ex-

adequate to meet total current load,
this will mean restriction of electrical
service, says Colonel Pickering.
A plan has been worked out-
labeled "load shedding"-whereby
the restriction of electrical service,
if necessary, will be shared equally
with the military services.
In the Canal organization areas,
the priorities for cutoff of electrical
service would be: (1) air conditioning
in offices, administrative space, and
service facilities; (2) electrical service
in housing area blocks on a selective
basis for not more than 2 hours in
each area at any one time.
The 2-hour cutoff would assure
that refrigeration equipment would
not be affected to the extent that food
spoilage might occur or that frozen
foods might thaw.
Advance notification will be given
via SCN and other media prior to
housing area cutoffs.

for Panama

August 13
ceptional Children. It was the first
private school of this type in Panama.
Since its founding, however, similar
schools have been established in
Colon and David.
The school began in a garage with
three children. Today it is housed in
a chalet on Calle 98, San Francisco.
There are 16 pupils, 3 teachers and
an assistant, who doubles as bus-
driver. Classes are from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m., Monday through Friday,
10 months of the year.
Moral, academic, .and economic
strength has increased considerably
over the years, but the school still is
far from self-sufficient. Tickets for
the dance are available for $1 at the
information desk in the rotunda of
the Administration Building. The
dance-with Mario Fibrega and his
conjunto-begins at 8:30 p.m.

Presenting Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr.. tickets to the benefit dance for
the School for Exceptional Children in Panama are Berta Ramona Thayer,
center, and Irma Ritter, dance committee volunteers.




August 6, 1965

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M. B. Nickel, Chief of the Industrial Division, bids farewell and bon voyage
to Mrs. Dianne M. Schmenk, and at the same time presents her a sustained
superior performance award. Members of the Division's office force were
present for the presentation to the secretary by the Industrial Division Chief.
Mrs. Schmenk will follow her husband, former Lt. Thomas Schmenk, who
recently was discharged from the Army at Fort Gulick, to Lafayette, Ind.

(On the basis of total Federal Service)

20 Years

Beatrice B. Lucas

Ruth H. Elich
Accounting Technician

Cuthbert M. Josiah
File Clerk

Juan L. Diaz
Reginald Haynes
High Lift Truck Operator
Earvien A. Hinez
Furniture Refinisher
Benjamin Mojica
George B. Palmer
Supply Clerk
Cira I. Salazar
Timoteo Vega
Cemtery Worker

Jorge Alume
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Riley Brown
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Richard J. Danielsen
Supervisory General Engineer
Theophilus Drakes
Helper Lock Operator
George R. Edginton
Lock Operator (Machinist)
Mortlan Hinds
Helper Lock Operator
Lawrence A. Harrison
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Herbert E. Lynton
Launch Operator
Julio Musmano
Oiler (Floating Plant)

Santana P6rez
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Ernesto Rodriguez
Helper Lock Operator
Ventura Romero
Ignacio Salazar
Arnold South
Leader Maintenanceman
(Rope and Wire Cable)
Luis Valdes
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Pedro M. Zelaya
Seaman (Launch)
M. Agustin Brito
Marcus E. Robinson
(Transmission Lines)
Alfonso Estrada
Santiago Hinestroza

Alfonso Jones
Viviano B. Scott
Field Tractor Operator
William J. Turner
Chief (Power Plant-Hydro)
Clifford Bocker
Industrial Tractor Operator
Ricardo A. Bolivar
Carpenter (Maintenance)
George F. Burge
Guard Supervisor
Cleopas A. Murdock
High Lift Truck Operator
Calvin Thompson
Restrepo Wright
Uell E. Bennett
Laborer (Cleaner)
Stanley G. Loney
Recreation Assistant (Sports)
Bernard R. Mazzoni
Teacher (Senior High-U.S.
Josephine P. Withers
Teacher (Elementary-U.S.
Leonidas Alveo
Laborer (Heavy)
Eleise K. Barrett
Nursing Assistant (Medicine
and Surgery)
Abelino Cano
Ward Service Aid
Benjamin Castillo
Supply Clerk
Jean M. Harris
Head Nurse (Psychiatry)
Dorothy M. Kozar
Nurse Supervisor (Operating
Manuel E. G. Lindo
Rogelio Rodriguez
Ward Service Aid

"The Man in the Mirror" is a fan-
tastic tale of top-level espionage by
Frederick Ayer, Jr., who has been an
FBI agent as well as a professional
writer. This twofold skill makes an
almost impossible sequence of events
seem plausible and produces a real
"The Penetrators," by Anthony
Cray, is another first-rate spy mystery
story that you can't put down until
the end. Incidentally, Anthony Gray
is reportedly the nom de plume of
a famous American novelist who
believes that manned bombers are
the answer to our defenses. In this
book he sets out to prove he's right.
"Raccoons and Eagles" by Polly
Redford, is an entertaining book
about the discovery of raccoons and
bald eagles by Colonial naturalists
and their adoption into American
folklore. According to Mrs. Redford,
raccoons first appeared in print in a
book by Capt. John Smith in 1612.
Mrs. Redford also tells the story of
the bald eagle which was very
common along the eastern coast line
in Colonial times and now is famous
as the stylized figure of the Great
Seal. This book provides both infor-
mative and entertaining natural his-
tory and is written in a style which
will delight the reader.
"The Case of the Beautiful Beggar"
is Erie Stanley Gardner's latest, and
as usual it lives up to expectations.
This one has the regular Gardner in-
gredients-courtroom scenes, a young
and beautiful girl, and Perry Mason
to wrap it up and make things come
out right after all.
"Experience of War," a new book
in the Mainstream of America Series,
is an account of the participation of
the United States in World War II
by Kenneth S. Davis. In his preface

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. Only urgent material can be
received and processed for use the
same week as late as noon Tues-
day. Mail material to PANAMN
Heights, C.Z.

Departure time is 7 a.m. Saturday,
September 4, for the trip to Boquete.
SO U SI| n G Included in the $42.50 cost of the
trip is transportation, lodging at the
S |Hotel Panamonte, meals, and tips.
O LL CTIOI I The group is scheduled to return at
By Eleanor Burnham about 6 p.m. Monday, September 6.
Further information, about these
Davis explains his purpose: To pre- trips may be obtained by calling the
sent "the effect of immediacy while JWB at Balboa 2617.
indicating the general shape of the
war and the flow of time through it San Jose, with a population of
and from it to now." Those who 267,590, the capital and chief city
remember the war years well surely of Costa Rica, is situated in the
will feel that he has succeeded. Davis central valleys at 3,805 feet elevation
also is the author of "Soldier of De- and has a pleasant climate, with an
mocracy," one of the best Eisenhower average annual temperature of 72.
biographies, and of "The Hero," the Other cities include Alajuela, Carta-
story of Charles A. Lindberg. go, Heredia, Puntarenas, and Limon.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sacred Heart
1:20-EBF: "Life in the Forest"
1:30- Major League Baseball
4:00- Sunday Playhouse:
"Girl Trouble"
5:25-"Parson's Library" (Pathe)
5:30-Celebrity Golf
6:00- Chronicle
6:30- Dennis Day
6:55-Tel-News Weekly Newsreel
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-The Unexpected
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
8:55-Sports Wrap Up
9:05-Harrigan & Son
9:30-Royal Playhouse
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-The Christophers
10:30-Chapel of the Air
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The Magic Room
6:30-Th- Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-I've Got A Secret
7:30-Shotgun Slade
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Andy Griffith
9:00--'CN News
9:05-SCN Special: "Young People's
Concert, with Leonard
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Night Movie:
"Queen of the Mob"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-This New House (Premiere)
6:30- Suevival
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Picture This
7:30-The Thin Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-"1945" (CBS Special)
9:00- SCN News
9:30-Heart of the City
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Film Festival: "Danger Island"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: "Clouds of

6:30-Communism: Myth vs. Reality
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-To T,,II t-"ll Truth
7:30-Sheriff of Cochise
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Wednesday Night at the Movies:
"This Above All"
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: Meet the Press
6:00- ateline
6:30- Crossroads To Europe
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-G.E. College Bowl
7:30-The Third Man
8:00-SCN News
8: 05-CThe King Family
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Night of the Dragon (Special)
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
6:00- 1.t"eline
6:30-Albrook Youth Boxing Matches
(Special Remote)
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Dupont Cavalcade
9:30--Bold Venture
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
"Scudda-Ilo, Scudda-Hay"
Final Edition Headlines
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
2 :00-M-,. Mayor
3:00-Saturday Playhouse:
"Queen of the Mob"
4:00-Wonderful World of Golf
5:00-Glamour Magic
5:30-This Is The Life
6:00- Wek,'nd '65
6:20- Canal Zone Calendar
6:30-True Adventure
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Ted Mack
7:30-Roy Rogers
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Jackie Gleason
9:00-SCN News
9:05--Lawrence Welk Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theater:
"My Lucky Star"
Final Edition Headlines

Page 2

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.

Indians Began Mining Here JWB To Sponsor

Long Before Spaniards Came Labor Day Trips

(Eurron's NOTE: This is the down in 1727 after an Indian on Four Nations
second of two articles summariz- uprising. These mines were reopened
ing an article by Robert H. by the English in 1893 and were United Services Organizations, Inc.,
Stewart, PanCanal Geologist, operated until 1910. Since then no operated in the Canal Zone by the
prepared for inclusion in the serious attempts have been made to National Jewish Welfare Board, will
Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, operate these mines, sponsor several excursions during the
published in New York City.) In the Central Province, mining Labor Day weekend in September.
began at the old Spanish mine, A trip to Medellin, Colombia, will
The history of mining in Panama El Callo. Tradition says that this begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Septem-
bhegan hundreds of years before the mine was found by Columbus' men ber 4, and return at approximately
Spaniards arrived. The Indians used on his third voyage of discovery. It 6 p.m. Monday, September 6. The
crude, hand-carved, wooden bateas, was reopened about 1912 and con- group will stay at the Hotel Nutibara.
or basins, to wash alluvial gold from tinted operation until 1929. The tour price of $59 includes
small, rich placer deposits along the Manganese was first mined on the transportation, hotel, and tips.
streams and river banks. When the north cast of Panama from 1894 The Hotel Europa is where visitors
Spaniards came in 1510, they found to 1903, and during World War I. will stay in San Jose, Costa Rica.
large amounts of gold that the With the end of the war, and the This trip leaves at 7 a.m. Saturday,
Indians had taken from the streams giving of preferential treatment to September 4, and returns at about
over the centuries. Cuba, manganese mining became 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 6.
The Spaniards recovered large unprofitable. Included in the trip is a visit to the
quantities of alluvial gold by using Beach sands containing heavy active volcano of Iraz6i. Cost is $64
crude, ground-sluicing methods. The minerals such as magnetite and and includes transportation, hotel,
remains of their workings can still be ilmenite are found on the Pacific breakfast each day, and tips at the
found throughout the jungle, coast a few miles west of the Panama hotel.
A few rich lode mines were Canal. Beds of uneconomic, low An excursion to Jamaica departs at
worked, such as the one at Campana grade lignite and sub-bituminous 6 a.m. Thursday, September 2, and
and several in the central provinces. coal also have been found. returns at approximately 8 p.m. Mon-
The most famous gold mine was There have been explorations for day, September 6. The trip aboard a
El Espiritu Santo at Cana, where the oil in the country, but to date, it has special 4-engine DC-7 aircraft will
Spanish found the largest gold- been found only in small quantities take 2 hours. The price of $155 in-
producing area in the Western in Garachine in the Darien. Oil also eludes transportation, hotel (Tour
Hemisphere until the gold rush in has been found in small amounts in Isle Hotel), breakfast and dinner
California in 1849. Costa Rica along the western border each day, and tips at the hotel. Few
The mines at Cana were closed of Panama. spaces are left for this trip.

August 6, 1965

Page 3


Dolan Honored

-; Ai^^

Army Reserve Col. Edmund R. MacVittie (right) receives the Army Com-
mendation Medal from Maj. Gen. J. D. Alger, Commander, U.S. Army
Forces Southern Command, during recent ceremony at the Fort Amador
Parade Field. MacVittie, who had retired from active Reserve service
June 30, was honored for exceptionally meritorious service and performance
of duty as Commander, U.S. Army Reserve Regiment, Fort Amador. The
award was for the period from December 2, 1947, until June 30, 1965.
Declaring that he "served with distinction," the citation stated his "profes-
sional knowledge, courteous manner and cooperative spirit resulted in a
strengthened relationship with elements of the active military services, as
well as with the members of the civilian community." MacVittie is the Chief,
Architectural Section, Engineering Division, of the PanCanal organization.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
August 7, 1965

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:00, 8:40-Mon.-Tues.,
7:30-Circus World
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-36 Hours
Fri., 7:00-The Sheepman
Saturday night-The Young Lovers
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Man Behind
The Gun
Sunday night-Monday, 7:00-That Man
From Rio
Tues.-My Cousin Rachael
Wed.-The Gorgon
Thurs.-Retreat, Hell
Fri.-Battle Hymn
Friday Owl Show, 10 p.m.-The Fat Man
Saturday night, 8:15 p.m.-The Lone Star
Sun.-The Night Walker
Tues.-The Gorgon
Wed.-My Cousin Rachael
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-That Man From Rio
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Saturday night-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00-The
Sword In The Stone
Mon.-Satan Never Sleeps
Tues.-A Face In The Crowd
Thurs.-Fri.-Doctor Syn, Alias The
Saturday night-Of Human Bongage
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-None But
The Brave
Tues.-Hell On Frisco Bay
Wed.-I'd Climb The Highest Mountain
Thurs.-The Diary Of Anne Frank
Fri.-The Lone Star
Friday Owl Show, 10 p.m.-The Gene
Krupa Story

40 Percent of New Ship

Tonnage Is Japanese

Japan has been the most produc-
tive shipping nation in the world
since 1956 in terms of the tonnage of
ships launched annually. In 1964
Japanese shipbuilders turned out 40
percent of the world's total tonnage
of newly constructed ships.
The United States produced only
16 merchant edessels with a total of
223,800 gross tons in 1964-10th in
the world.
Today Japanese dockyards are
capable of launching a 50,000-ton
tanker in 5 months. Dockyards of
West European nations require
approximately 12 months. In the
present world of huge vessels, the
Japanese are looking forward to even
larger vessels. One of the present
Japanese docks reportedly is capable
of building ships of up to 160,000

Saturday night-Broken Arrow
Sun., 2:30, 7:00-The Wonderful World
Of The Brothers Grimm
Tues.-The Young Lovers
Thurs.-Hell On Frisco Bay
Fri.-I'd Climb The Highest Mountain

Special Matinees

Saturday, August 7, 1965

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Slim Carter-Jock Mahoney: You'll be
rootin' for this cap-pistol-shootin', sawed-
off orphan, who wins the West's biggest
movie star in a contest. (In Color.)
T-90 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Summer Love-Johnny Saxon, Judy Mere-
dith: Young in heart . rich in
laughter. .. They're wild about love,
and crazy about music. (In Color.)
T-100 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Hard Bargain Clint Walker: Western
thriller plus five color cartoons.
T-75 mrains.
6:15 p.m.
The Brand-A Western featurette with the
exciting Clint Walker plus five color car-
toons with your cartoon friends ..
Bugs . Tweety . The Road
Runner, and Elmer. (75 mins.)
2:00 p.m.
The Naked Jungle Charlton Heston,
Eleanor Parker: An exciting adventure
set on the edge of a South American
jungle. (100 mins.)
2:00 p.m.
Mysterious Island-Michael Craig: Amaz-
ing . astounding . a world
beyond imagination . adventure
beyond belief. (In Color.) (100 mins.)
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.

Coming Events

6-Anniversary of the Proclamation of In-
dependence of Bolivia.
7-Flower Festival at the Stranger's Club
in Colon, R.P., to benefit the Girl
Scouts of America, Colon Chapter.
Time: 8 p.m.
9-Opening of a new Gallery, the Chiriqui
Room, at the National Museum on
Cuba Avenue in Panama City.
10-Anniversary of the Proclamation of
Independence of Ecuador (1809).
11-15-National Corn Week will be cel-
ebrated at the Escuela Profe-
sional in Panama City, R.P.
25-Anniversary of the Proclamation of
Independence of Uruguay (1825).

By President

Of Costa Rica

W. C. Dolan, Chief, Fire Division,
returned recently from a trip to San
Jose, Costa Rica, where he and other
Central American fire chiefs were
honored by Costa Rican President
Francisco J. Orlich.
The occasion was a joint one: the
Second Congress of the Confedera-
tion of Fire Corps of the Isthmus
of Central America and Panama
(July 24-27) and centennial of the
Costa Rican Fire Corps. Conference
topics centered around discussions
about firefighting operations and
administrative problems.
Also attending was Col. Luis Costa Rican President Francisco J. Orlich, left, presents W. G. Dolan, Chief,
Carlos Endara, Panama Fire Corps Fire Division, a certificate proclaiming him an honorary commander of
Chief. Dolan, Endara, and other fire Costa Rica's Fire Corps.
chiefs received certificates proclaim-
ing them honorary commanders of Costa Rica to conduct a study on fire- present aid to his Costa Rican count-
Costa Rica's Fire Corps. fighting operations and fire corps erparts, Dolan also was presented
Three years ago Dolan went to administration. For his past and a key to the city of San Jose.

Panama Canal Retirees Honored;

Veteran of 53 Years Tops List

The Panama Canal organization
has a retirement ceremony at the end
of each month, but probably never
again will there be one like last
week's when Frank 0. Eastmond was
presented his certificate after nearly
53 years' Canal service.
Canal Zone Lt. Gov. Harold R.
Parfitt, who conducted the ceremony,
observed that he has attended many
retirement gatherings, but never
before one with such a span of service
as that in July, when years of service
of the retirees ranged from 15 years
to Eastmond's 53 years, 7 months.
Speaking of the Panama Canal,
Colonel Parfitt said this artery of
commerce is admired by people
round the world. He, himself, is par-
ticularly impressed by (1) the fore-
sight of the people who developed
the Panama Canal; (2) the diversity
of the operations and the various
skills represented; and (3) the caliber
of performance in the way the Canal
operation is carried out.
Colonel Parfitt expressed thanks
for services rendered, speaking on
behalf of the Canal Zone Governor,
the U.S. Government, and himself.
Eastmond was presented a master
key to the locks on the anniversary
of his half century with the Canal

The only other person retiring in
July with more than 40 years' service
was Roy Flemming, Lead Foreman
(Cleaner) in the Schools Division on
the Atlantic side of the Isthmus, who
received a key to the locks and per-
sonal congratulations from Lieu-
tenant Governor Parfitt.
Employees who retired in July,
with their positions, places of em-
ployment, and years of Canal service,
are as follows:
George C. Anderson, Police Private,
Police Division, Pacific side: 20
years, 17 days.
Manuel D. Aguilar, Scrap Materials
Sorter, Supply Division, Pacific
side: 15 years, 11 months, 21 days.
Emanuel Allen, Lock Operator
Helper, Locks Division, Pacific
side: 16 years, 3 months.
Juan B. Barraza, Guard, Railroad Di-
vision, Pacific side: 28 years, 3
months, 10 days.
Llewelyn F. Burke, Helper (General),
Industrial Division, Atlantic side:
37 years, 5 months, 20 days.
Walter M. 0. Fischer, Teacher,
Senior High-U.S. Schools, Division
of Schools, Pacific side: 24 years,
2 months, 18 days.
Roy Flemming, Lead Foreman
(Cleaner), Schools Division, Atlan-
tic side: 45 years, 11 months, 23
Lisle E. Gorham, Lead Foreman
Central Office Repairman, Elec-

trical Division, Pacific side: 21
years, 4 months, 12 days.
Fletcher R. Gregory, Refrigeration
and Air Conditioning Mechanic,
Maintenance Division, Pacific side:
20 years, 10 months, 27 days.
Russell M. Jones, Chief Foreman,
Lock Operator-Mechanical, Locks
Division, Pacific: 30 years, 6
months, 19 days.
Nils W. Jonson, General Foreman,
Lock Operations, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 16 years, 11 months,
16 days.
William C. Keepers, General Fore-
man, Lock Operations-Electrical,
Locks Division, Pacific side: 34
years, 2 months, 16 days.
Simeon Kippens, Seaman (Launch),
Navigation Division, Atlantic side:
38 years, 10 months, 27 days.
Julio M. Lapeira, Surveying Tech-
nician, Engineering Division, Pa-
cific side: 27 years, 2 months, 16
Manuel Lenis, Boatman, Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 22 years, 11
months, 24 days.
Chester A. Luhr, Lock Operator
(Blacksmith), Locks Division, Pa-
cific side: 25 years, 9 months, 12
Genaro Magan, Stevedore, Terminals
Division, Atlantic side: 36 years,
1 month, 18 days.
Frank J. McLeod, Water System Con-
trohnan, Maintenance Division-
Water and Laboratories Branch,
Pacific side: 30 years, 3 months,
27 days.
(Continued on p. 4)

Proud members of his family surround Frank 0. Eastmond (seated), accounting clerk in the Panama Canal Pay-
roll and Machine Accounting Branch, who was honored at a retirement dinner at the Tivoli Guest House on the
completion of nearly 53 years with the Panama Canal organization. Seated beside him is one of his daughters, Mrs.
Gwendoline E. Shirley. Standing behind her is her husband, the Venerable Lemuel B. Shirley, of Panama City.
At right is a son, Leon I. Eastmond, who works in Panama and second from right is another son, Frank 0.
Eastmond, a local steamship agency employee, with his wife.


August 6, 1965


School Districts Announced

Superintendent of Schools F. A.
Castles has announced the school dis-
tricts for 1965-66. When school
opens September 9, children will
attend the various Canal Zone U.S.
schools as follows:

Gatun School
Grades K-4 from Gatun and Fort
Sherman except 9 pupils in grade 3
who attended Fort Davis last year
in grade 2.
Fort Davis Elementary School
Grades K-6 from Fort Davis.
Grades 3 (9 pupils), and 5-6 from
Fort Sherman.
Kindergarten and grade 5 from
Gulick Heights.
Margarita School
Grades K-6 from Brazos Heights,
Brazos Brooks, Margarita, Coco Solo
Hospital, Mount Hope, Rainbow
City, Old Cristobal and the Republic
of Panama including Trans-Isthmian
Grades 1 (17 pupils), 2 (11 pupils),
and 5 (15 pupils) from Fort Gulick.
Grades 1-4 from Gulick Heights.
Grades 5-6 from Gatun.
Coco Solo Elementary School
Grades K-6 from Coco Solo P.C.,
Coco Solo Army, and Fort Randolph.
Kindergarten and grades 2-6 from
Coco Solo Navy, France Field, and
France Field P.C.
Grades K-5 from Fort Gulick
except that some pupils in grades 1,
2, and 5 will attend Margarita.

Coco Solo Elementary School Annex
Grade 1 from Coco Solo Navy,
France Field, and France Field P.C.
Grade 6 from Fort Gulick and
Gulick Heights.
Cristobal Junior-Senior High School
(Coco Solo)
Grades 7-12 from the Atlantic

Ancon School
Kindergarten from Ancon, Herrick
Heights, Cable Heights, and Bal-
boa Heights to the Administration
Grades 1-6 from Cable Heights,
Herrick Heights, Sosa-Darien Place,
and Ancon, including Houses 536,
537, 557, 558, 562, and on the Ancon
side of these houses.
Grades 1-6 from Panama who
attended Ancon last year except the
non-tuition pupils in grades 3 and 4,
tuition pupils in grade 6, and their
brothers and/or sisters in other
Grade 1 from Panama who
attended the Diablo Kindergarten
Center last year.
Balboa Elementary School
Grades K-6 from Quarry Heights
including Morgan Avenue and the
entire Balboa-La Boca area. Grades
1-6 from Balboa Heights including
San Juan Place and the Old Corral
area up to but not including Houses
536, 537, 557, 558, and 562.
Grades 1, 2, and 4 from Cardenas.
Grades 3 and 4 non-tuition pupils,


- I giI I


,,,,,, 9~I

Donald R. Lohse, a pharmacist at Gorgas Hospital, and the current Ancon
Theatre Guild president, is seen rehearsing for the role of the jolly Burgo-
master in the Guild's forthcoming production of "The Red Shoes." Don is
well known to theater-goers all over the Isthmus and is no newcomer to the
stage. He has appeared in five local productions and directed a sixth. Back
home in Connecticut, he acted in more than 20 plays and was president of
2 different theater groups. "The Red Shoes," which opens August 9 and will
run through the 22d, will play at several military bases as well as the Ancon
Little Theatre. For reservations or information, call Balboa 3786 between
noon and 11 p.m.

(Continued from p. 3)

Theophilus C. O'Meaire, Laborer
(Cleaner), Division of Preventive
Medicine and Quarantine, Atlantic
side: 18 years, 5 months, 13 days.
Miss Heavergal A. Richards, Nursing
Assistant, Coco Solo Hospital,
Atlantic side: 23 years, 1 month,
10 days.
Jos6 Rios, Helper Core Drill Oper-
ator, Dredging Division, Pacific
side: 32 years, 10 months, 23 days.
Reuben Seidman, Electrician (Wire-
man), Electrical Division, Atlantic
side: 23 years, 3 months, 16 days.
Justo Trujillo, Painter (Maintenance),
Locks Division, Pacific side: 20
years, 6 months, 18 days.
Jorge Tufi6n, Painter, Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 22 years, 8
months, 6 days.
Mrs. Ethel M. Water, Counter-

woman, Service Center Branch,
Atlantic side: 23 years, 7 months,
4 days.

The local chapter of TOPS (Take
Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every
Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in room 204, Canal Zone College. An
international organization, TOPS is
approved by the American Medical
Association. All Canal Zone and Pan-
ama women concerned with weight
control may attend the meetings. The
local chapter was organized by Mrs.
Marcella Doss.

grade 6 tuition pupils, and their
brothers and/or sisters in other
grades from Panama who attended
Ancon School last year.
Grades K-6 from Panama includ-
ing those who attended Balboa
School last year.
Balboa Senior High School
Grades 10-12 from the Pacific area,
including Gamboa.
Curundu Junior High School
Grades 7-9 from the Pacific area,
including Gamboa.
Diablo Heights Elementary School
(opposite Service Center)
Grades K-6 from Diablo Heights,
Diablo Terrace, Pedro Miguel, and
Kindergarten from Cardenas.
Grades K-5 from Corozal Army.
Grades K-3 and grade 6 from
Curundu Heights.
Grades 1-2 from Fort Amador and
Fifteenth Naval District.
Diablo Elementary School
(former Junior High)
Grades K-6 from Albrook AFB.
Kindergarten and grades 3-6 from
Fort Amador and Fifteenth Naval
Grades 4 and 5 from Curundu
Grades 4-6 from Fort Clayton.
Grade 6 from Curundu.
Los Rios School
Grades K-6 from Los Rios-Corozal
P.C., and Quarantine Station.
Grades 3, 5-6 from Cardenas.
Grades K-5 from Curundu.
Grades 6 from Corozal Army.
Cocoli School
Grades K-6 from Cocoli.
Grades 1-6 from Rodman and
Grades 1-3, 5, and 6 from Farfan.
Grades K-6 from Republic of
Panama who attended last year.
(West Bank pupils.)
Howard AFB School
Grades K-6 from Howard AFB
and Big Tree.
Kindergarten from Rodman and
Kindergarten and grade 4 from
Grades K-6 from Republic of
Panama who attended last year.
(West Bank pupils.)
Fort Clayton School
Grades K-3 from Fort Clayton.
Gamboa School
Grades K-6 from Gamboa and

2 Canal Zone

Busy at Girls'
Karen Kerr and Sarah Runne
strand, members of the Balboa Higt
School class of 1965, have joined 98
other girls in Washington, D.C., fo.
the 19th annual Girls Nation, unde
the sponsorship of the Americar
Legion Auxiliary, at American Uni
versity from August 1 through
August 7. As "Senators," the girls se
up their own government, conduct
a "national" political campaign, holt
an election and appoint officers
introduce and vote on a legislativE
program. A president and vice pres
ident are chosen and others receivE
appointive positions in which the:
function for the week's duration.
Girls Nation is a citizenship train
ing program established by th,
American Legion Auxiliary as
public service to the young womei
of the Nation. It is preceded by Girl
States held annually in each of thE
48 continental States and Hawaii
the District of Columbia and thE
Canal Zone.

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks ___.
Gatun Locks-_-_-_-
Partial transits on Las Cruces
and Reina Manuelita ._____
Tour of Summit Gardens ._.__
Rossini_ _. ___._._._. _
Donizetti ______





- At Caribbean Girls State, held here
h in April, Karen Kerr, daughter of
8 Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Kerr, Ancon,
r was elected governor. Sarah Runne-
r strand, daughter of Panama Canal
n Executive Secretary Paul M. Runne-
- strand and Mrs. Runnestrand, is
h the Caribbean Girls State lieutenant
t governor.
t Highlights of Girls Nation in-
d cluded a luncheon in the Senate
, dining room with Senators Margaret
e Chase Smith, of Maine, and Maurine
- Neuberger, of Oregon, and the 10
e women members of the House of
y Representatives as special guests.
They were to hear an address by
- Secretary of Defense Robert S.
e McNamara and visit the White
a House, where they are traditionally
n received by the President of the
s United States.

New Picnic Area
(Continued from p. 1)
Rest room facilities and a water
fountain are nearby.
The picnic area was constructed
in May this year. Recent additions to
the facilities include several direc-
tional signs, an extension of the floor
of the picnic table shelter, comple-
tion of the parking lot, and addition
of toilet facilities.
There are no reservations for this
picnic area. Use is on a first-come

Family enjoys snack in scenic surroundings.

Page 4


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Vol. IV, No. 7 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 6 de Agosto de 1965


Puede Haber Restricci6n

De la Energia Electrica
El problema N" 1 en el mundo, este afio, es la sequoia.
Tambien en la Zona del Canal se esta sintiendo este problema,
que afecta numerosas areas del hemisferio y del mundo. En esta
estaci6n lluviosa, la lluvia ha estado muy por debajo de lo normal.
Segun el Coronel E. E. Pickering, Director de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n del Canal de PanamA, los niveles de los lagos Gatuin
y Madden, estin tan bajos, que s6lo quedan 2 semanas de reserve,
para mantener los niveles minimos para navegaci6n y recobro
en el Lago Gatun, a no ser que las lluvias aumenten.
Si las lluvias no aumentan en las pr6ximas 2 semanas, es possible
que se tenga que restringir la producci6n hidroel4ctrica para
conservar el agua para las necesidades de navegaci6n. Y ya que
la capacidad total de generaci6n eldctrica, apenas si llena la carga
total, esto significarA una restricci6n en el servicio el6ctrico, dice
el Coronel Pickering.
Ya se ha delineado un plan encaminado a compartir, en caso
necesario, y por parties iguales, el suministro electric, con las Lo
instalaciones militares. Ca
En las Areas de la organizaci6n del Canal, se cortaria el servicio Ba
electrico en el siguiente orden: (1) acondicionamiento de aire rec
en oficinas, espacio administrative e instalaciones de servicio; An
(2) cortar el servicio electrico en Areas residenciales, alternada-
mente y a ciertas horas, por no mAs de 2 horas en cada area.
La suspension de corriente por no mAs de 2 horas, evitaria que
los alimentos refrigerados se dafiaran o que los que se encuentran
en congeladores se deshelaran.
Se avisarA con anticipaci6n por medio de radio y television
en SCN y otros medios de informaci6n antes de la suspension de
la corriente en las Areas residenciales.

Sociedad de Villa Caceres Bo
Planea la Celebracion de la 6Z

Fiesta "Conozca a su Vecino" de
La Sociedad de Villa CAceres, en lando, y segun Edgar E. Taylor, en- Co
la cual hay muchos empleados del cargado de la comisi6n de festejos del
Canal de Panama, estA planeando su y empleado de la Divisi6n de Nave- rre
fiesta traditional "Conozca a su veci- gaci6n del Canal, muy pronto se ber
no" para el 28 de agosto a las 9 p.m. agotaran. al
en el Bohio Agewood en la ciudad Sentando un precedent, sera la Bal
de PanamA, y como invitado de honor primera vez que los moradores de lid;
tendrA al Alcalde de PanamA, Azael Villa CAceres salgan de su comuni- de
Vargas. dad para llevar a cabo su fiesta. ofre
Las invitaciones estan ya circu- (Continia en la pdgina 4)

I ,



Entregindole al Gobernador Robert J. Fleming, Jr., los boletos para el baile
a beneficio de la Escuela para Nifios Excepcionales en la ciudad de PanamA,
vemos, al centro, a Berta Ramona Thayer y a Irma Ritter, representantes
del comity organizador del bailey.

*s bombers voluntaries de La Chorrera desfilan ante sus superiores y del Jefe de Bomberos de la Zona del
nal, W. G. Dolan, en el Cuartel de Bomberos de Balboa, despuds de finalizar su curso de adiestramiento en
Iboa el domingo iltimo. El Comandante Mario Lasso, del Cuerpo de Bomberos de La Chorrera y el Segundo
mandante Pedro Pablo SAnchez, pasaron revista a los bombers, despues de finalizar el 6ltimo ejercicio y
:ibir sus correspondientes diplomas. Son ellos, de derecha a izquierda, el Cabo Edwin Zamora, el Sargento
ndrds Reyes, los Subtenientes Manuel Barrios, Ricardo Gibbs, Luis Lasso y Luis Carlos Villa Noel, el Teniente
imberto Mazzola, el Subteniente Alfredo Minutto, y los Capitanes Gilberto L6pez y Virgilio Alvendas. Al
fondo estA el Teniente Enoch L. Hooper, del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Gamboa.

Fermin6 el Curso de

\diestramiento Para

3omberos de Chorrera
El domingo 19 de agosto termin6 Sinchez; el Dr. Martin Sayaguez,
curso de adiestramiento que 10 Capitin Medico de la misma insti-
muberos voluntaries del Cuerpo de tuci6n y oficiales del Cuerpo de
mberos de La Chorrera tomaron Bomberos de la Zona del Canal.
la Zona del Canal, bajo la direc- El curso ofrecido a los bombers
n del Cuerpo de Bomberos de la chorreranos se dict6 desde el 20 de
na del Canal. junior hasta el 19 de agosto. Las cla-
El Jefe del Cuerpo de Bomberos ses fueron ofrecidas durante 4 horas
la Zona del Canal, W. G. Dolan, todos los domingos.
ibi6 un pergamino de manos del
ronel Mario Lasso, Comandante
4 Cuerpo de Bomberos de La Cho-
ra, en el cual el Cuerpo de Bom- VISITANTES DE LA
*os de La Chorrera reconoce honor
m6rito al Cuerpo de Bomberos de SEMANA
lboa, Zona del Canal, por las faci- Esclusas de Miraflores .. 1.623
ades brindadas al adiestramiento Esclusas de Gatmn -- 341
sus tropas y oficiales en los cursos TrAnsitos parciales en Las
ecidos. Cruces v Reina Manuelita 712
En el acto de graduaci6n, durante Jardines de Summit _____ 292
cual los bombers chorreranos re- Trlnsitos:
ieron sus correspondientes diplo- Rossini 371
s, estuvieron presents el Segundo Donizetti 362
mandate del Cuerpo de Bombe-
de La Chorrera, Pedro Pablo Total 3.701

n el Club Uni6n Habra

3eneficio Para Escuela

experimentall de Panama
El Club Uni6n serA el scenario, la primera escuela privada de este
Ia .1 1 1 .-,

el i l de agosto, para un Daile a bene-
ficio de la Escuela Experimental,
para niiios deficientes de Panami.
La escuela espera levantar suficientes
fondos para salir de sus dificultades
financieras del present.
Los tiltimos 7 afios, han distado
much de ser suaves. S61o dos ter-
ceras parties de los alumnos pagan la
mensualidad de $30. La tercera parte
restante paga lo que puede, can-
tidad que varia entire los $18 y 0.
Las entradas mensuales son de $373;
los gastos de por lo menos $600.
La diferencia es puesta por los miem-
bros de la junta directive, que orga-
nizan rifas y matins, pero que, al
final de cada mes tienen que poner
dinero de sus bolsillos en un esfuerzo
por balancear el presupuesto.
La Escuela Experimental abri6 el
19 de agosto de 1956, 3,4 meses des-
pu6s de haberse fundado la Asocia-
ci6n para Nifios Excepcionales. Fue

tipo. Desde su fundacion, sin em-
bargo, se han establecido escuelas
similares en Col6n y David.
La escuela comenz6 con tres nifios,
en un garage. Hoy se encuentra en
un chalet en la Calle 98 de San Fran-
cisco. Hay 16 alumnos, 3 maestros y
1 ayudante, que tambi6n funge de
chofer del bus. Las classes son de 8
de la mariana a las 3 de la tarde, de
lunes a viernes, durante 10 meses
del afio.
La situaci6n moral, acad6mica y
econ6mica de la escuela ha mejorado
considerablemente con el paso de los
afios, pero todavia dista much de
ser ideal. Los boletos para el bailey,
que cuestan $1, so pueden conseguir
en el escritorio de informaci6n de la
rotonda en el Edificio de Adminis-
traci6n y oen la entrada del Comisa-
riato de Balboa. El bailey, con Mario
F'abrega y su conjunto, comenzaria
a las 8:30 p.m.

Curso de Nuevas

Matemitticas en

La Universidad

La Sra. Theresa Moore, que re-
cientemente apareci6 en la series de
discusiones por television en la Esta-
ci6n de las Fuerzas Armadas, sobre
las "Nuevas Matematicas" que se es-
tin empezando a introducir en las
escuelas, sera la instructor en una
series de classes sobre esta material en
la Universidad de la Zona del Canal.
La clase "Matemiticas Modernas
para Padres de Familia," tendri
lugar en seis sesiones, una semanal
durante 6 semanas alternadas, los
jueves, de 7:40 a 8:30 p.m. Este
curso sera gratuito.
Para mayor informaci6n acerca de
este curso, llame a la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal, tel6fonos Balboa
4590, 2676 6 2380.

Torneo de Pesca

En B. del Toro
El primer torneo annual de pesca
en Bocas del Toro, planeado por
la Cooperativa Turistica de Bocas
del Toro en uni6n con los Volun-
tarios del Cuerpo de Paz en esa
provincia, se celebrari del 20 al
22 de agosto.
El valor del viaje es de $35
desde Tocumen y $31 desde
David. El precio incluye pasaje
de ida y vuelta, cuota de inscrip-
ci6n en el torneo, comidas, aloja-
miento, excursions de pesca y el
trofco del torneo. El avi6n saldrA
de Tocumen el viernes 20 de
agosto a las 4 p.m. y regresarA el
domingo 22 de agosto a las 4 de
la tarde.
Todas las personas interesadas
deben Ilamar a la Srta. Ang6lica
Saucedo para sus reservaciones
en RAPSA, PanamA 5-0281. Los
pescadores deben Ilevar su propio
equipo de pesca para mar pro-
fundo lo mismo que para caza


Agosto 6, 1965


6-Aniversario de la Independencia de Bolivia.
6-Aniversario de la Independencia de Jamaica y Trinidad, Tobago (1962).
9-12-Reuni6n de Directores de Servicios Nacionales de Erradicaci6n de
la Malaria en el Palacio Legislativo de Panama.
9-16-Semana del Maiz en la Escuela Profesional "Isabel Herrera 0."
Platos panamefios confeccionados con maiz. Bailes folkl6ricos con
los mejores conjuntos tipicos de la capital.
10-14-Semana Cultural "Octavio M6ndez Pereira" en la Universidad de
Panama. Presentaciones teatrales, folkl6ricas, conciertos y recitales.
11-14-Reuni6n del Consejo Directivo del Instituto de Nutrici6n de Centro-
amcrica y Panami en el Palacio Legislativo.
15-Fundaci6n de la Ciudad de Panama. El 15 de agosto de 1519.
15-Apertura del Canal de PanamA. El 15 de agosto de 1914.
16-17-Congreso de Ministros de Salud P6blica de Centroam6rica y PanamA
en el Palacio Legislativo.



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-El Show de Sammy Davis, Jr.
7:00-El Paraguas Maigico
8:00- Comando Aereo
9:00-Los Bribones


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- Dick Tracy
12:25- Programa Especial
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 Roblin
7:00-Mister Ed
7:30-Sabor Latino
8:00- El Detective Millonario
9:00- Casos y Cosas de Casa
9:30-Gran Gala Latina
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 Filmnicas
3:30-Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Robin Hood
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:30--Pyton 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- Johnny Quest
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- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Johnny Ringo
7:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:30-Los Delincuentes
9:30- Lin-a de Fuego


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 Robln
7:00-La Nueva Ola
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- B-n Casey
9:00- El Show de Sammy Davis, Jr.
10:00- Noticias
10:30- Teleteatro

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45-SAilvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Acci6on en el Mar
12:00-Reprise: Novela Semanal
2:19-Reprise: Novela Juvenil
4:00- Desde el Hip6dromo
8:00- Cinco Dedos
9:00-Ruta 66
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Teatro Frane6s
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
3:30- Documental
4:00- Festival de Cartones
4:30- La Muier y su Belleza
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00- Seric de Aventuras
6:30-Tres Patines Show
6:55- Instantaineas 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-Festival de Cartones
4:30- La Cocina en TV
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-InstantAineas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
9:00- Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
11:00- Encrucijada
11:30- Tit-res y Comicas
11:50-La Ley del Rev6lver
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30- Para el Hogar
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Tres Patines Show
6:55-InstantA'neas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30- C6micos y Canciones
8:00-Revista Musical
8:30- Novela
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30- Noticias
11:00-Solo los Valientes
11:30- Tit-res y CHmicas
11:50-IPete y Gladys
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
3:30- Docum-'ntal
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30- La Cocina en TV
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-Instantaineas Sociales
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00- La flora 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
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30--La Mujer Opina
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Boite de Tres Patines
6:55- Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00- Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00- Novela de las 9
9:30-E1 Santo
10:30-Club Infantil Televito
11:50-La Comedia Silente
12:20-Noticiero dl-1 Mediodia
12:45-)De Interls Para Usted
1:00-Rleprise: Novela de las 5
5:00- Festival de Cartones
5:30-El PAjaro Loco
6:00-El Paso al Noroeste
6:30-Las Aventuras de Bin Tin Tin
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Estrellas Palmolive
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-Yo Fui Criminal
9:30- Los Intocables

Viernes 6

SAbado 7 __

Domingo 8

Lunes 9 -

Martes 10__-

Mi6rcoles 11-

Jueves 12

Viernes 13-

Tennessee I

En Su Pantalla
HOW Tennessee Champ and 10 p.m.
Torpedo Run Terror Of The Tongs
Champ and NO SHOW Sombrero and

Torpedo Run
Sex And The Single Girl

Sex And The Single Girl

Carry On Regardless and
Beyond The Curtain _
The Disorderly Orderly


Love Is A Ball
Carry On Regardless and
Beyond The Curtain
Broken Arrow

The Fat Man

It Happened At The World's Fair
and The Foxiest Girl In Paris

The utenrr anals
The Pumpkin Eater

The Pumpkin Eater

Tiara Tahiti

Kitten With A Whip and
The List Of Adrian Messenger
10 p.m.
Underworld U.S.A.

Gente en la Noticia

Con la sonrisa en los labios, la Profesora Eladia C. de Jurado, de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso, le explica un
punto de biologia a uno de sus alumnos. Tiene 6 afios de trabajar con la Divisi6n de Escuelas de la Zona del
Canal. Naci6 en la heroica Villa de Los Santos, en donde curs6 sus studios primarios. Luego, despues de haber
terminado su secundaria culmin6 su preparaci6n universitaria, en el Hunter College de Nuneva York, con su
titulo en Fisiologia y Master en Biologia. Casada con el distinguido caballero chiricano, Napole6n Jurado, nos
dice que le encanta la provincia de Chiriqui, principalmente Boquete y Cerro Punta, por su agradable clima.
Pero sobre todo, ella que desciende de raza de ganaderos, dice que lo que mAs le impresiona cuando va a Chiri-
qui, son los potreros; "estin muy bien hechos," nos dice sonriendo, "y yo tengo por que saberlo." Le encanta la
poesia inglesa, especialmente Browning. En cuanto a musica, los preferidos son Beethoven y Bach; su 6pera
preferida "Aida" de Verdi. Pero lo que le arrebata son las composiciones de Pablo Neruda. Y ya no podemos
hablar mis porque su sal6n se llena con los alumnos de la nueva clase que le toca dar.

iAlegria hombre, que maiana me jubilo

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cronica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicited expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
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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.
DistribulciOn gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor
de la sublscripcin para otros (inclu-
vendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheqlues deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Muy distinguida y atenta con los que requieren sus servicios Madeleine de
Mendez, vendedora en la refresqueria del Centro de Servicios Comunales
de Paraiso, es muy apreciada por sus compafieros de trabajo y especialmente,
por los que alli acuden. Tiene 25 afios de servicios con la organizaci6n del
Canal de PanamA, a la cual pertenece desde el 18 de junio de 1940. Naci6
en la ciudad de PanamA. Sus studios secundarios los hizo en el Instituto
Nacional. Llena de nostalgia, nos cuenta de la transformaci6n que ha sufrido
el Area donde estA su Alma Mater y nos dice que cuando era muchacha, por
esos alrededores se iban los dias de asueto a pasear y a darse un dia de
campo. Ahora con el trAnsito de los muchos vehiculos no se puede ni andar
por alli. Madeleine es casada con Eduardo Mendez, quien tambi6n trabaja
con el Canal; tienen dos hijos, Retaniela de 11 afios y Charles de 7. Es
cat6lica, canta en el coro de la Iglesia de San Jos6, en Paraiso. En sus ratos
libres, en su casa de Calle 4a, Rio Abajo, le encanta leer escuchando m6sica

PAgina 2


Agosto 6, 1965



20 Aiios de Servicio

Beatriz B. Lucas
Ruth H. Elich
T6cnica de Contabilidad
Cuthbert M. Josiah
Juan Diaz L.
Reginal Haynes
Operario de Montacargas de
Earvien A. Hinez
Restaurador de Muebles
Benjamin Mojica
George B. Palmer
Oficinista de Abastos
Cira I. Salazar
Timoteo Vega
Agustin Brito M.
Jorge Alume
Riley Brown
Richard J. Danielsen
Subjefe Ingeniero General
Theophilous Drakes
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
George R. Edgington
Operario de Esclusas
(Mecanico Tornero)
Mortlan Hinds
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
Lawrence A. Harrison
Herbert E. Lynton
Operario de Lanchas
Julio Musmano
Lubricador (Planta de
Equipo Flotante)
Santana Perez
Ernesto Rodriguez
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
Ventura Romero
Ignacio Salazar
Arnold South
Capataz de Mantenimiento
(Cables de Soga y Alambre)

Luis Vald6s
Pedro M. Zelaya
Marinero (Lancha Motora)
Marcus E. Robinson
Encargado de Mantenimiento
(Lineas de Transmision)
Alfonso Estrada
Santiago Hinestroza
Alfonso Jones
Viviano B. Scott
Operario de Tractor
William J. Turner
Jefe de Planta Generadora
Clifford Bocker
Operario de Tractor Industrial
Ricardo A. Bolivar
Carpintero de Mantenimiento
George F. Burge
Jefe de Guardias
Cleopas A. Murdock
Operario de Montacargas de
Calvin Thompson
Oficinista (Mecan6grafo)
Restrepo Wright
Uell E. Bennett
Stanley G. Loney
Ayudante, Actividades
Bernanrd R. Mazzoni
Maestro de Escuela Secundaria,
Escuelas Estadounidenses
Josephine P. Withers
Maestra de Escuela Primaria,
Escuelas Estadounidenses
Leonidas Alveo
Obrero (Trabajos Pesados)
Eleise K. Barrett
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
(Medicina General y Cirugia)
Abelino Cano
Auxiliar en el Servicio de Sala
Benjamin Castillo
Oficinista de Abastos
Jean M. Harris
Enfermera Jefe (Psiquiatria)
Dorothy M. Kozar
Jefe de Enfermeras (Sala de
Manuel E. G. Lindo
Rogelio Rodriguez
Auxiliar en el Servicio de Sala

Se Organizan Excursiones

Para el Mes de Septiembre

United Services Organizations, Inc.,
operada en la Zona del Canal por el
National Jewish Welfare Board, or-
ganizara varias excursions durante
el fin de semana del Dia del Trabajo,
en septiembre.
El sAbado 4 de septiembre, a las
7 de la mariana saldrra una excursion
hacia Medellin, Colombia, que regre-
sara el lunes 6 de septiembre, a las
6 de la tarde. Los excursionistas se
hospedaran en cl Hotel Nutibara. El
precio, de $59 include, transporta-
ci6n, hotel y propinas.
Los que vayan a Costa Rica, se
hospedariAn en el Hotel Europa. Esta
excursion saldrA hacia San Jose de
Costa Rica, el sAbado 4 de septiem-
bre, a las 7 de la mafiana y regresarA
alrededor de las 6:30 de la tarde, el
lunes 6 de septiembre. La excursion
incluye un viaje al Irazf. El valor de
$64 incluye, transport, desayuno
eada dia y propinas en el hotel.
A las 6 de la mafiana del jueves 2
de septiembre sale la excursion hacia
Jamaica, regresando aproximada-
mente, a las 8 de la noche del lunes
6 de septiembre. El viaje, a bordo de
un cuatrimotor DC-7, durarA 2 horas.
El precio de $155 include transport,
hospedaje en el Hotel Tour Isle,
desayuno y cena todos los dias y pro-

Estados Unidos figure primero
entire las naciones del mundo en ga-
nancias turisticas. La cifra fue de
$921 7nillones en 1962. Estados Uni-
dos es tambiden cl que mds gasta en
turismo, con el resultado de $1.136
millones de deficit en si comercio
turistico, de aciierdo con las iltimas

pinas en el hotel. Quedan ya pocos
cupos para esta excursion.
La hora de partida para la excur-
si6n a Boquete serA las 7 de la mafia-
na del sAbado 4 de septiembre. Se
include transport, alojamiento en el
Hotel Panamonte, comidas y propi-
nas en el costo de $42.50. El grupo
regresarA alrededor de las 6 de la
tarde, el lunes 6 de septiembre.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame al
JWB, en Balboa, Tel. 2617.

Rodeado orgullosamente por los miembros de su familiar, estA Frank 0. Eastmond (sentado), oficinista de conta-
bilidad en la Secci6n Planillas y Contabilidad MecAnica del Canal de PanamA, quien fue hu6sped de honor en
una cena, en la Casa de Hudspedes Tivoli, con motivo de jubilaci6n, al final de casi 53 afios de servicios con el
Canal de PanamA. Sentada, a su lado, una de sus hijas, Sra. Gwendoline E. Shirley; detrAs de ella, su esposo, el
Venerable Lemuel B. Shirley de la ciudad de PanamA. A la derecha, su hijo, Le6n I. Eastmond, quien trabaja en
la ciudad de PaanamA y segundo desde la derecha, otro hijo, Frank 0. Eastmond, Jr., empleado de una agencia
de vapores, junto con su esposa.

Veteran del Canal se Jubila

Despues de 53 Aios de Labor

La organizaci6n del Canal de Pa-
namA, celebra una ceremonia de jubi-
laci6n a fin de cada mes, pero quizAs
iamis haya otra como la de la semana
pasada cuando Frank 0. Eastmond
recibi6 su certificado de jubilaci6n,
despu6s de casi 53 afios de servicios
al Canal de Panama.
El Vicegobernador de la Zona del
Canal, Coronel Harold R. Parfitt,
quien dirigi6 la ceremonia, dijo que
61 ha asistido a numerosas ceremo-
nias de jubilacion, pero ninguna de
ellas con los anios de servicio que
representaba la del mes de julio, en
la que de los 15 afios, se Ilegaba a los
52 aiios y 7 meses de Frank 0. East-
mond, al servicio de la via inter-
Hablando del Canal de Panama,
dijo que esta es una obra que causa
la admiraci6n del mundo. El, perso-
nalmente, se encuentra impresionado
por la vision de los hombres que
crearon el Canal; la diversidad de
habilidades y operaciones que repre-
senta, y por el nivel altisimo de eje-
cuci6n, en las operaciones del Canal
hasta el dia de hoy.
El Coronel Parfitt, hablando a
nombre del Gobernador, del Gobier-
no de los Estados Unidos y en el
suyo propio, agradeci6 a los presen-
tes por sus magnificos servicios.
El dia que Frank 0. Eastmond
cumpli6 50 aios con la organizaci6n
del Canal, sc le hizo entrega de la
Have macstra de las esclusas.
La 6nica otra persona que se jubil6
on julio, con mas de 40 afios de ser-
vicio, fue Roy Flemming, Primer

El President de Costa Rica, Francisco Orlich, a la izquierda, entrega a
W. G. Dolan, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Bomberos de la Zona del Canal, un
certificado nombrAindolo comandante honorario del Cuerpo de Bomberos
de Costa Rica.

Capataz (Aseador) de la Divisi6n de ral, Operaci6n de las Esclusas,
Escuelas en el sector AtlAntico, quien Electricidad, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
recibi6 la Have de las esclusas y sector Pacifico: 34 ailos, 2 meses,
felicitaciones personales del Vice- 16 d as.
gobernador Parfitt. Sime6n Kippens, Marinero (Lancha
gobernador Parfitt. Motora), Divisi6n de Navegaci6n,
Empleados que se jubilaron du- sector Atlantico: 38 afios, 10 meses,
rante el mes de julio, sus posiciones, 27 dias.
lugares de empleo y afios de servicio Julio M. Lapeira, Tecnico de Topo-
al Canal: grafia, Divisi6n de Ingenieria, sec-
George C. Anderson, Policia Raso, tor Pacifico: 27 afios, 2 meses, 16
Division de Policia, sector Paci- dias.
fico: 20 aios, 17 dias. Manuel Lenis, Botero, Divisi6n de
Manuel D. Aguilar, Clasificador de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 22 afios,
Chatarra, Divisi6n de Abastos, 11 meses, 24 dias.
sector Pacifico: 15 afios, 11 meses, Chester A. Luhr, Operario de Esclu-
21 dias. sas (Herrero), Divisi6n de Esclu-
Emmanuel Allen, Ayudante, Opera- sas, sector Pacifico: 25 afios, 9
rio de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: meses, 12 dias.
16 afios, 3 meses. Genaro Magan, Estibador, Divisi6n
Juan B. Barraza, Guardia, Divisi6n de Terminales, sector AtlAntico:
de Ferrocarril, sector Pacifico: 36 anos, 1 mes, 18 dias.
28 anfios, 3 meses, 10 dias. Frank J. MeLeod, Encargado de Sis-
Llewelyn F. Burke, Ayudante Gene- temas de Acueductos, Divisi6n de
ral, Divisi6n Industrial, sector Mantenimiento, Ramo cde Acue-
AtlAntico: 37 afios, 5 meses, 20 ductos y Laboratorio, sector Paci-
dias. fico: 30 afios, 3 meses, 27 dias.
Walter M. 0. Fischer, Maestro, Es- Theophilus C. O'Meaire, Aseador,
cuela Secundaria Estadounidense, Divisi6n de Medicina Preventiva
Division de Escuelas, sector Paci- y Cuarentena, sector Atlhintico: 18
fico: 24 afios, 2 meses, 18 dias. anios, 5 meses, 13 dias.
Roy Flemming, Primer Capataz Sr'a. Heavergal A. Richards, Auxiliar
(Aseador), Divisi6n de Escuelas, de Enfermnneria, Hospital de Coco
Sector Atlhntico: 45 atios, 11 Solo, sector Athintico: 23 afios, 1
meses, 23 dias. rues, 10 dias.
Lisle E. Gorham, Primer Capataz Jos6 Rios, Ayudante Operario de
Reparador de Central Telef6nica, Sonda de Granalla, Divisi6n de
Division de Electricidad, sector Dragas, sector Pacifico: 32 afios,
Pacifico: 21 afios, 4 meses, 12 dias. 10 meses, 23 dias.
Fletcher R. Gregory, Mecanico de Reuben Seidman, Electricista, Guar-
Refrigeraci6n y Acondicionamien- dalineas, Division de Electricidad,
to de Aire, Divisi6n de Manteni- sector Atlantico: 23 anios, 3 meses,
miento, sector Pacifico: 20 afilos, 16 dias.
10 mess, 27 dias. Justo Trujillo, Pintor (Mantenimien-
Russell M. Jones, Jefe Capataz, Ope- to), Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
raciones de Esclusas, Mecanico, Pacifico: 20 afios, 6 meses, 18 dias.
Division de Esclusas, sector Paci- Jorge Tufi6n, Pintor, Divisi6n de Es-
fico: 30 afios, 6 meses, 19 dias. clusas, sector Pacifico: 22 afios, 8
Nils W. Jonson, Capataz General, meses, 6 dias.
Operaci6n de las Esclusas, Divi- Sra. Ethel M. Walter, Encargada de
si6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: Mostrador, Ramo de Centros de
16 afios, 11 meses, 16 dias. Servicios Comunales, sector Atlan-
William C. Keepers, Capataz Gene- tico: 23 afios, 7 meses, 4 dias.

Jefe de Bomberos de la

Zona Honrado en C. Rica

W. G. Dolan, Jefe de la Divisi6n
de Bomberos, regres6 recientemente
de un viaje a San Jos6 de Costa Rica,
en donde 61 y otros Jefes de Bombe-
ros de Centro America, fueron hon-
rados por el Presidente de Costa
Rica, Francisco J. Orlich.
Fue cllo en ocasi6n del II Congre-
so de Cuerpos de Bomberos del
Istmo Centroamericano y Panama,
del 24 al 27 de julio, y la celebraci6n
del Centenario del Cuerpo de Bomn-
heros de Costa Rica. Las discusiones
dc la conferencia giraron alrededor
de nue\'os i ntodos para combatir in-
ccnlios yv sobre problems adminis-

Tambidn asisti6 al Congreso el
Coronel Luis Carlos Endara, Jefe del
Cuerpo de Bomberos de PanamA.
Dolan, Endara y los demAs jefes cen-
troamericanos, recibieron certificados
proclamAnndolos comandantes hono-
rarios del Cuerpo de Bomberos de
Costa Rica.
Lace 3 afios, Dolan fue a Costa
Rica a dirigir un studio sobre m6to-
dos de combatir incendios y admi-
nistraci6n de cucrpos de bombers.
Por su valiosa ayudla del pasado y
del present, prcstada a sus colegas
costarricenses, soe e entreg6 ademAs
las hlaves de la ciudad de San Jos6.

Paigina 3


Agosto 6, 1965

La Mineria en Panama fue Iniciada

Por los Indios, Siglos Antes de la

Llegada de los Espanoles al Istmo0

(Nota del Editor: Este es el
segundo de dos articulos, resu-
men de uno original de Robert
II. Stewart, Ge6logo del Canal
de PanamA, preparado para ser
incluido en la Enciclopedia deC
Ciencia Terrestre y que se pu-
blica en la ciudad de Nueva

La historic de la mineria en Pana-
ma, comenz6 siglos antes de que lle-
garan los espafioles. Los indios utili-
zaban bateas hechas a mano, para
sacar oro de aluvi6n, en pequefios
placeres situados a lo largo de los
cauces de los rios y de otras corrien-
tes de agua. Los espafioles llegaron
en 1510 y encontraron grandes can-
tidades de oro que los indios habian
extraido de placeres durante cente-
nios. El mtodo que los espafioles
utilizaron para sacar gran cantidad de
oro de los placeres del Istmo, fue el
crudo de lavar los yacimientos. Res-
tos de su trabajo pueden verse toda-
via perdidos en la marafia de la
Explotaron unas cuantas minas de
filones en Campana y algunas otras
parties de las Provincias Centrales.
La mas famosa mina de oro era la del
Espiritu Santo, en Cana, en El Da-
rien, en donde los espaiioles encon-
traron el Area productora de oro, mAs
grande en el Hemisferio Occidental,
hasta el descubrimiento de los place-
res de oro de California, en 1849.
Las minas de Cana fueron cerra-

das en 1727, despues de una suble-
vaci6n de los indios. Estas minas
fueron reabiertas por los ingleses en
1893 y las mantuvieron en operaci6n
hasta 1910. Desde entonces no se ha
tratado en serio de reabrirlas.
En las Provincias Centrales, la mi-
neria comenz6 con la vieja mina
espafiola El Callo; dice la tradici6n
que esta mina fue descubierta por
los hombres de Col6n, en su tercer
viaje a America. Fue reabierta en
1912 y continue en operaci6n hasta
Por primera vez, se explot6 man-
ganeso en la costa norte de PanamA,
desde 1894 hasta 1903 y durante la
I Cuerra Mundial. Con el final de la
guerra, y con el tratamiento prefe-
rencial dado a Cuba, la explotaci6n
del manganeso, aqui en PanamA, dej6
de ser productive.
A pocas mills al Occidente del
Canal de PanamA, se encuentran pla-
yas con arenas que contienen mine-
rales pesados comno magnetita e ilme-
nita. Estas playas estAn localizadas
en la costa del Pacifico. Tambien se
ha encontrado estratos de un tipo no
econ6mico de lignita de bajo grado
y carb6n subbituminoso.
Se han Ilevado a cabo exploracio-
nes petroleras en el pais, pero hasta
ahora, solo se ha encontrado en pe-
quefias cantidades en Carachin6, en
el Darien. Tambien se ha encontrado
petr6leo en pequefias cantidades en
Costa Rica, a lo largo de la frontera
con PanamA.

Marion Mallory

Victor M. Henriquez V.
Alfredo E. Reynolds

Raymond A. Davidson
Harold H. Fahrubel
W. J. Fleckenstein
George Hinds
Clarence Jacobson
Jose I. Mendez
Cesar A. NarvAez
Virginia A. Nygard
Charles Powell
Samuel H. Rowley, Jr.
Furman D. Saunders
June A. Stevenson
Kenneth Sullivan
Ismael Zorrilla
Byron Atherly
G. S. Brathwaite
Lillian V. Brooms
Arthur S. Davis
Le6n V. Deterville
Vincent C. George
Fitz H. Grant
Vernal S. Jones
Horris Levene
Earle G. Moore
Muriel Pennycock
Evelyn J. Samuels

Franklin Romero
Frederick White
Wilfred Barrow
Richard Condon
George Herring
Charles Whyte
Lloyd Copeland
Albert Miller
Grant Smith
Dave White
Percival Archer
Elbert Smith
George Versier

Raymond L. Albertson
Manuel H. Arosemena
Hernain E. Barsallo
Jorge Castro
Phillip A. Downs
Clois C. Duffie
Louis Hall
T. J. Hannigan
Milton Horter, Jr.
Charles W. Hummer
E. M. Kennedy
Leonard A. Kirton
Billy M. Lohr
Ellis J. Lowe
George A. McArthur
Pastor Osorio
Winston F. Peart
Rupert A. Phillips
Robert R. Robertson
Jose D. Rodriguez
Edward J. Russell, Jr.
Victor Sanger
Thomas J. Toda
Alfred Waldorf
Cosmas Zephryne
Charles C. Fears
Fred Mohl
Juan Enrique Ali
Andr6s Bermidez A.
Gerald L. Crosby
Carmen Legendre
PrAxedes M. Montilla
Oscar Quintero
Isaac R. Taboada
Norbert Waldrond

Alcide Hauser
Richard Soyster

Albert Browne
Thelma Carey
Mary Jane Cole
Ida McDade
Antonio Mosquera
Mary Poey
Susan S. Smith
Patrick Tisdale

Enrique Cant6n
Alfredo Low
Morris Rolando Rios

Mama, Llegare

Tarde a Casa

De la Escuela

Aproximadamente 400 estudiantes
Ilegarin tarde a sus casas, luego de
sus studios en cursos de verano. Son
los que hicieron su curso de verano
a bordo del transatlAntico alemAn
occidental Seven Seas, que es una
universidad flotante en la que se dan
classes cuando estA en alta mar.
No hubo problems cuando el
barco transit el Canal de PanamA,
a fines de febrero, pero un reciente
incendio dafi6 el buque, que tuvo
que ser remolcado por unas 600
millas en el Atlntico hasta llegar a
St. Johns, Terranova. La mayor parte
de los estudiantes son estadouniden-
ses que regresan de cursos de verano
en Europa.
Los estudiantes asisten a classes,
cuando el barco estA en alta mar y
efectuan excursions cuando el barco
estA en puerto. Este plan poco comun
de instrucci6n universitaria, fue
creado por un grupo de hombres de
negocios de Whittier, California, y ha
llamado la atenci6n mundialmente.

Sociedad de Villa Caceres

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(Viene de la pdgina 1) ..
Percy A. Kenny, ex president de .."
la sociedad, encargado de las invita- .,
ciones para la Armada, hace un Ila- ' *' .' ', ". '"
mado a sus compafieros de trabajo E. ''' '*
para que verifiquen con 61 los detalles
de la fiesta. . ... ..
La barriada de Villa Cceres est Los carrots de guerra pasaron a la historic, pero Bruto anda por alli todavia.
integrada por una gran cantidad de Bruto, un gran dan6s de 115 libras, perteneciente al CapitAn R. W. Wheeler,
empleados de la Zona del Canal que del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Balboa, le da un paseo alred6dor de su residen-
viven como una gran familiar. cia de Balboa, a las 50 libras de la humanidad del pequefio Oscar Wheeler.

Instrucciones en el Manejo de

Automoviles se Imparten a los

Alumnos de Escuela Secundaria
"El autom6vil, para la juventud edad normal. Para poder ser eligible
americana, es un simbolo de posici6n para el adiestramiento educativo de
social, independencia y madurez," conductores, los estudiantes deben
sefiala la Fundaci6n de Seguridad tener por lo menos 17 afios de edad
Automotriz. La alta proporci6n de el dia que se inicia el curso.
accidents entire los conductores ado- En el sal6n de classes, los estudian-
lescentes, sin embargo, es hoy uno de tes aprenden las t6cnicas de manejo
nuestros principles problems de caballeroso de los libros de instruc-
seguridad. ci6n para conductores de la AAA.
Una soluci6n praictica a este pro- Tambien aprenden a usar maquinas
blema es el program educativo para de percepci6n profunda y vision noc-
conductores de escuela secundaria. turna, y se les exhiben las ultimas
De acuerdo con la Fundaci6n de peliculas de seguridad en el manejo.
Seguridad Automotriz, de Washing- Bajo el Sistema Cooperativo de Ho-
ton, D.C., la education al conductor gar y Escuela, los padres tienen la
de escuela secundaria ofrece la mais responsabilidad de proporcionar a
grande promesa para corregir y pre- sus hiijos la prnictica de manejo, y
venir faltas peligrosas. Los j6venes alrededor del 99 por ciento de todos
conductores que terminan los cursos los autom6viles marcados con la "A"
educativos capacitados para conduc- de aprendices ("L" en ingles para
tores tienen mejores records de ma- learners) estAn envueltos en este
nejo substancialmente que aquellos program.
que careccen de tales instrucciones. Aunque los adolescents en los
Desde 1948, aproximadamente Estados Unidos estan envueltos en
3.126 estudiantes de escuela secun- numerosos accidents de trAnsito, la
daria han terminado el program cantidad de adolescents envueltos

educativo para conductors en la
Zona del Canal. La primera clase
tuvo solamente 8 estudiantes. El pro-
grama ha sido ahora extendido para
acomodar a mais de 300 estudiantes
durante el afio escolar.
Las instrucciones para manejar
durante el afio escolar en el sector
Pacifico son impartidas por George
W. Case y Carrol Anderson; Charles
T. Reeves es el instructor en el sector
Aproximadamente 120 estudiantes
estAn envueltos en el program edu-
cativo para conductores en el verano,
el cual se dicta ahora en las Escuelas
Secundarias de Balboa y Crist6bal.
Esos estudiantes estAn aprendiendo
reglas importantes sobre los procedi-
mientos de seguridad y de carretera
para el manejo seguro en este curso
de 30 classes que estA siendo impar-
tido por Ralph Farnsworth en el
sector Pacifico y Charles T. Reeves
en el sector AtlAntico.
Case dijo que cualquier estudiante
que apruebe el curso educativo de
conductores, se convierte en eligible
para obtener su licencia de manejar
a la edad de 17 afios; 18 afiios es la

en tales accidents en la Zona del
Canal es comparativamente pequefia.
"Debido al program educativo
para conductores dirigido por las es-
cuelas secundarias," dice el Jefe
E. S. Shipley, de la Divisi6n de Poli-
cia de la Zona del Canal, "nos parece
que esto ha sido ventajoso tanto para
los conductores estudiantes como
para la seguridad publica en gene-

Bomb6n . por ti seria capaz de dejar sin
pan a mis hijosl



lQu6 bruto! Este Bruto se come
5 6 6 latas de comida de perros al
Bruto es un gran danes, de 115
libras de peso. El dueflo de este
Bruto no es Julio CUsar, sino el Capi-
tin R. W. Wheeler, del Cuerpo de
Bomberos de Balboa.
De s6lo 15 meses de edad y toda-
via creciendo, Bruto fue regalado a
los Wheeler por su hijo, Kenneth,
que vive en Glasgow, Montana.
A principios del aflo, los esposos
Wheeler estaban pasando sus vaca-
ciones en los Estados Unidos y fue-
ron a visitar a su hijo en Montana.
Los Wheeler viajaron en autom6-
vil desde Glasgow hasta Orlando,
en La Florida. El viaje con este
canino monstruoso y juguet6n, les
tom6 5 dias. En mayo, mandaron a
Bruto por avi6n desde La Florida.
Bruto fue mantenido en una pe-
rrera durante algfln tiempo, durante
el cual su dieta diaria consisti6 en
seis latas de alimento para perros.
En casa, sin embargo, se da ban-
quetes con comida que se le prepare
especialmente, con las sobras de la
mesa y, en illtima instancia, con las
ya consabidas latas.
Le encanta jugar con los niflos,
lo que no hace muy elegantemente,
debido a su juventud y tamafio, pero
todavia no ha causado ningifn dafio
en la residencia de los Wheeler.
En cuanto a los demas perros . .
los ignore por complete.

Una Planta de Aluminio

Construira Venezuela
Venezuela construird su primera
plant para la fabricacimn de alumi-
nio, mediante el prcstamo de
$1.500.000 otorgado al gobierno ve-
nezolano por el Banco de Exporta-
ci6n e Importaci6n del gobierno de
los Estados Unidos. La plant, que
estard situada en la localidad de Santo
Tome de Guayana, sobre el Rio Ori-
noco, se estd construyendo con arreglo
a un plan de la Alianza para el Pro-
greso. Una empresa venezolana y una
firma norteamericana-la Reynolds
Metals Co.-son los propietarios de
esta plant.

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