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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: November 12, 1965
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Language: 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00536
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Gift of the Panama Canal useum

Vol. IV, No. 21 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, November 12, 1965

Average Worker

Is 45, Has 18

Years' Service
Employees of the Panama Canal
organization average 45 years of age
and have an average 18 years' Gov-
ernment service, according to a Per-
sonnel Bureau report. The report
also shows that men average 45
years of age and women 44, while
men average 18 years of service and
women 15.
Most employees, men and women,
are in the 45-49 age group, account-
ing for nearly 21 percent of the total.
Other age groups with sizable
numbers of employees are, in order:
50-54 years old (18 percent), 40-44
(16 percent), 35-39 (12 percent),
55-59 (11 percent), 30-34 (8 percent),
and 25-29 (6 percent). Fewest were
in the age groups under 25 (3 per-
cent) and over 60 (5 percent).
The highest percentage of em-
ployees according to length of serv-
ice is found in the group 20-24 years'
service, with 26 percent of the
workers falling in this category.
Following that service group are,
in order: 25-29 years' service (16 per-
cent), 15-19 years' service (14 per-
cent), 1-5 years' service (13 percent),
5-9 years' service (12 percent), and
10-14 years' service (11 percent).
Only 8 percent of the employees
have at least 30 years of service. The
report was prepared from IBM list-
ing of all Panama Canal organization
employees on the rolls as of October

All Federal employees of the
United States average 43 years of
age and have an average 14 years'
Government service, according to
a recent Civil Service Commission
The report also showed that men
average 43.7 years of age and women
42.6, while men average 15.5 years
of service and women 11.5.

Dixie, a model with dancing eyes and
shiny hair, shows off the collar she
will wear this Christmas season. The
collar is one of the beautifully de-
signed items prepared for the Balboa
Woman's Club Annual Christmas
Charity Bazaar November 18 in the
Jewish Welfare Board Armed Serv-
ices Center auditorium. Dixie lives
with Lieut. and Mrs. William C.
Gay at Howard AFB.

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The sleek new Chilean Line cargo ship Aconcagua II in Miraflores Locks as she makes her first trip through
the Panama Canal en route from Japan, where she was built, to U.S. east coast ports. She is the first of four new
refrigerated and general cargo ships being added to the Chilean Line service between New York and Valparaiso
with stops at ports in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. Others to follow her at intervals of about 2 months will be the
Imperial II, Maipo II, and Copiapo II. All are highly automated and have a cruising speed of about 20 knots.
The Chilean Line ships are old customers of the Panama Canal. The first vessel of this line transited the Canal
December 16, 1914, and was also the first vessel to make a night lockage. C. B. Fenton, agents for the line,
announced that the new vessels carry 12 passengers.

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks ..-----
Gatun Locks ..
Las Cruces partial transits, 4
Reina Manuelita, 1 partial
Transit, Caledonien-_ .
Summit Garden visitors _-_-
Grand total ____

- 234
- 520

- 150

Retirement Party

For Munyons

Scheduled Dec. 3
A gala retirement party for William
Harry Munyon, warden of Gamboa
Penitentiary, and Mrs. Munyon, will
be held Friday, December 3, at 7
p.m. at the Gamboa Golf and
Country Club.
Food and beverages will be served,
and from 8 p.m. to midnight Frankie
Azcirraga, organist, will play for
the guests' listening and dancing
Reservations may be made by
telephoning R. Baker at the Gamboa
Golf and Country Club, 6-190; Lloyd
Roberts, 6-231; or Sgt. Walter E.
Trout, 6-426.
Munyon was born in Eldora, N.J.,
and arrived on the Isthmus March 20,
1935, on the U.S.S. Chateau Thierry.
He was in the field artillery from
1934 to 1939 and was promoted to
corporal and then sergeant.
He received an honorable dis-
charge at Fort Clayton December 11,
1939, and the next day entered Pan-
ama Canal employment as a lock
watchman at Pedro Miguel. He
transferred to the Police Division as
a Canal Zone policeman June 18,
On March 22, 1945, he was pro-
moted to police sergeant and tem-
porarily assigned to Gamboa Peni-
tentiary as acting assistant deputy
warden. He was promoted to police
lieutenant August 30, 1951, and
assigned as assistant deputy warden.
Promotion to captain and deputy
warden at Gamboa Penitentiary
came in 1954, followed 3 years later
by the appointment as warden, the
position he held at retirement.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa Award

Presented Dr. Irving Strumpf

Dr. Irving J. Strumpf, a U.S.
doctor who has been on the Isthmus
only 15 years, has received from the
Republic of Panama the country's
Order of Vasco Nnfiez de Balboa in
the grade of Commander.
The presentation took place in the
beautiful reception room of Panama's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the
presence of Panama and Canal Zone
Panama Foreign Minister Fer-
nando Eleta, who bestowed the
decoration on the Chief of Obstetrics
and Gynecology of Gorgas Hospital,
paid tribute to Dr. Strumpf's devo-
tion to his profession and his efforts
to help his fellowman, regardless of
creed, race, color, or politics.
Minister Eleta, just back from a
Foreign Ministers' meeting in Cen-
tral America and due to leave the
following day for New York and
Spain, spoke of the high respect that


is accorded Dr. Strumpf, and of the
doctor's praiseworthy philosophy of
life, personified by friendship and
The citation of the Order of
Vasco Niiinez de Balboa was read
by Panama's Chief of Protocol,
Camilo Levy Salcedo, and the dec-
oration was conferred by the Panama
Foreign Minister.
Dr. Strumpf, speaking in Spanish,
expressed his deep appreciation and
the pride he felt at the great honor
accorded him. He said that the
philosophy that true medicine recog-
nizes no borders has been his guide
"and I hope that my past accom-
plishments speak more for me than
my few words here," he added.
Former President of Panama Er-
nesto de la Guardia and Mrs. de la
Guardia, Canal Zone Gov. Robert
J. Fleming, Jr., Panama Canal Execu-
(Continued on p. 4)

Gatun Lake


Spill Level
For the first time in 13 months of
unprecedented dry weather, the
Meteorological and Hydrographic
Branch issued a warning this week
that spillway operations at Gatun
and Madden dams might become
necessary at any time. The last time
such a warning was issued was in
July 1964.
Although runoff in the Gatun
Lake Basin continued below normal
during the month of October, heavy
rains during the first week of Nov-
ember brought the levels of Gatun
and Madden Lakes to elevations at
which it became necessary to open
the spillway gates at Gatun Tuesday
night. The level of Madden Dam
rose 2 feet during a 24-hour period
November 4 and 5.
Normally by October, 7 to 8 spill-
way gates at Gatun are in operation
frequently to take care of the sur-
plus water which pours into Gatun
and Madden during the latter part
of the rainy season. The maximum
level for Gatun Lake is 87.5 feet and
(Continued on p. 4)

Auto, Boat Show

Opens Saturday
The Auto and Boat Show opens
tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Building 6 in
the Balboa Industrial Area, across
from the Sosa Hill Quarry. Thou-
sands are expected at the show,
which runs through November 21.
All the late models of automobiles
and many new boats will be shown
through the cooperation of 12 auto-
mobile and boat dealers in Panama.
Added attractions at the Auto and
Boat Show will be boat rides around
Balboa Harbor and various kiddie
rides, for which a small charge will
be made. Food and beverages will
be available, and combos and singing
and dancing groups will provide free
Hours are 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday
and Sundays, 7 to 10 p.m. weekdays.
Proceeds will go to the United Fund.

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The Order of Vasco Niunez de Balboa in the grade of Commander is bestowed upon Dr. Irving J. Strumpf, Chief
of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Gorgas Hospital, by Panama Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando Eleta. The
citation was read by Panama's Chief of Protocol Camilo Levy Salcedo, left.

Review on Reorder
Due to the heavy volume of
requests for extra copies of the
current issue of the PANAMA,
CANAL REVIEW, dedicated to the
Republic of Panama and its points
of interest, it has been impossible
to fill all requests.
Additional copies are being
ordered by the Panama Canal In-
formation Office and these will be
available soon to supplement the
initial supply.


November 12, 1965

54 Presented Awards;

$500 Check

Four employees, all working with
units of the Supply and Community
Services Bureau, received $150
superior service awards recently
during the regular awards ceremony
at Balboa Heights.
These awards and 50 others for
beneficial suggestions ranging from
$15 to a high of $500 went to Canal
organization employees from both
sides of the Isthmus. The certificates
and checks were presented by Gov.
Robert J. Fleming, Jr., in the pres-
ence of bureau directors and repre-
sentatives of the various units.
Receiving superior service awards
for performance of duties in a
manner superior to normal require-
ments were Victoria Cervinio, an
employee of the Balboa Retail Store;
Albert A. Roach, section head in the
Balboa Retail Store; Joseph H.
White, supply officer in the Supply
and Community Service Bureau; and
Mrs. Nellie T. Collett, supervisor of
the Balboa Heights Luncheonette.
The high incentive check of $500
went to Martin S. Sawyer, a Marine
Traffic Controller in the Cristobal
Port Captain's Office, who suggested
an improvement in Navigation Divi-
sion Communications which is ex-
pected to result in an estimated
savings of $9,800 annually.
A second high incentive award of
$65 was presented John A. Mann,
a diver-welder in the Industrial Divi-
sion. A $60 award went to Keith J.
Lane of the Locks Division.
Other incentive awards for benefi-
cial suggestions were given to Isaiah

:Tops List

A. Gordon, Dredging Division;
George T. Darnall, Jr., Maintenance
Division; David A. Landis, Mainte-
nance Division; Roy A. Watson, Hos-
pital; Carolyn L. Holgerson, Office
of the Comptroller; Clarence R.
Boughner, Locks; Fred E. Wells,
Transportation Branch; Henry A.
Thousand, Administrative Services;
Robert L. Coffey, Office of the
Comptroller; Cyril E. Jones, Com-
munity Services; William B. Mallory,
Supply Division; John R. Lewis, Fire
Division; John A. Michaelis, Magis-
trates Court; Joseph Baker, Locks
Division; Roy N. Thompson, Fire
Division; Rupert Lowe, Office of the
Comptroller; Betty L. Fetherston, In-
dustrial Division; Myron A. Schroe-
der, Office of Comptroller; Roscoe
S. Burgess, Railroad Division; Eduar-
do E. Robinson, Locks; Rudolph V.
Prince, Supply; Conrad Leoline
Jarvis, Administrative Services; Ma-
rion F. Green, Fire Division; June
A. Stevenson, Locks Division; Made-
line E. Shaw, Health Bureau; George
Vieto, Transportation Branch; Carlos
A. Payne, Office of the Comptroller;
Frances E. Hunnicutt, Police Divi-
sion; Peter N. Riley, Navigation Di-
vision; Gerald H. Smith, Navigation
Division; Homer W. Watkins, Locks;
Chris E. Haywood, Railroad Divi-
sion; William Bailey, Navigation
Division; Albert A. Smith; Percival
A. Samuels, Transportation and Ter-
minals; Ana Sonia Fulton, Supply
Division, Randolph L. Green, Indus-
trial Division; William R. LaCha-
pelle, Supply Division; and Keith J.
Lane, Locks Division.

You Just Take a Sand Bucket...

Take a tin sand bucket-the kind grateful for the solution to a nagging
children use on the beach. Paint it housekeeping problem and the Fire
red or some other bright color and Division was grateful for the assist-
fill it with sand. And what have you ance in eliminating a fire hazard.
got? The Canal organization also was
A handy receptacle for cigarette grateful for a useful suggestion and
ashes-that's what. LaChapelle was given a check for
The Panama Canal Retail Stores $35 by the Incentive Awards Pro-
came up with this answer to the gram for a suggestion promoting
cigarette smokers' problem recently safety and good housekeeping.

when Robert LaChapelle, manager
of the men's wear annex of the
Balboa Retail Store, suggested the
buckets for use as ash trays during
fire prevention week.
He suggested that they be painted
red with the words "cigarettes only"
on one side and "fire prevention" on
the other.
The buckets have been placed in
handy locations in the Balboa retail
stores and service centers and cus-
tomers have been using them grate-
The Supply Department was

Felixstowe, England, firemen
cruised through the tunnel of love
in "dream boats" at an amusement
park after a small blaze had started
inside the tunnel.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it are
made available 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.

GIRL SCOUT CALENDAR PRESENTED GOVERNOR-Three little girls from school, Girl Scouts all, called
upon Canal Zone Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr., and presented him one of the first Girl Scout calendars, now on
sale in the local communities. From left: Junior Scout Julie Fiori of Troop 53; Cadette Scout Kathleen Plucker
of Troop 77; and Senior Scout Cynthia Boukalis of Troop 100. The girls, all of Balboa, were accompanied to the
Governor's office by Mrs. Glenn W. Plucker.

Coming Events
12-Opening night of "Call Me Madam,"
Theatre Guild presentation at
Ancon Playhouse. Performances
continue through December 4.
Eighth Annual Latin-American Swim
Meet at Gamboa Swimming Pool
commencing at 9:30 a.m. Special
"Governor's Trophies" will be pre-
sented to the winners of the main
12-Volleyball (Girls) Canal Zone College
vs. Cristobal High School at Cris-
tobal High School Gymnasium at
5 p.m.
13-United Fund Automobile and 'Boat
Show to be held at the Balboa In-
dustrial area through Novembe- 21.
18-Balboa Woman's Club Annual Christ-
mas Bazaar at JWB Service Center
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A large
variety of arts and crafts will be
placed on sale.
19-Explorer Olympics, representing all
Explorer Units in the Canal Zone
Council of Boys Scouts of America,
at Albrook AFB, November 19
to 21.
22-National Musicians Day, Republic of
24-United Fund Palm Bowl Football
Game-Canal Zone Interscholastic
Champions vs. Canal Zone All-Star
Team at Balboa Stadium, 7:30
25-Thanksgiving Holiday (legal Holiday).

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
November 13, 1965
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 2:30, 6:15, 8:10-Dear Bridgette
Sun., 2:00, 6:00, 8:40-Mon., 7:30 p.m.-
Zorba The Greek
Tues., 7:30-Days Of Wine And Roses
Wed., 7:30-The Finest Hours
Thurs., 7:30-The Hangman
Fri., 7:00-The Sword Of Ali Baba
Saturday Evening-Ballad Of A Gunfighter
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Black
Sunday Evening-Monday-The Sandpiper
Tues.-Two Ride Together
Wed.-Who Was That Lady
Thurs.-Song Without End
Fri.-Sammy The Way-Out Seal
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Burglar
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Ferry Across The Mersey
Sun.-Operation Crossbow
Tues.-Who Was That Lady
Wed.-The Sandpiper
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Two Rode Together
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Saturday Evening-The Solid Gold Cadillac
Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Mon.-Hot Enough
For June
Tues.-55 Days At Peking
Wed.-Thurs.-The Money Trap
Fri.-Dear Bridgette
Saturday Evening-Comedy Of Terror
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Three
Worlds Of Gulliver
Sunday Evening-Monday-Shenandoah
Tues.-The Haunted Palace
Wed.-Bell, Book And Candle
Thurs.-Bedtime Story
Fri.-Ferry Across The Mersey
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The
Saturday Evening-Black Spurs
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-Tammy And
The Doctor

Sunday Evening-Mister Moses
Tues.-Bedtime Story
Thurs.-The Haunted Palace
Fri.-Ballad Of A Gunfighter

Special Matinees

Saturday, November 13, 1965

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Snake River Desperadoes-Charles Starrett,
Smiley Burnette: A stirring saga of the
old west. . Action, thrills, and laughs
aplenty in this fast-moving western.
T-82 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Born To Sing-Walt Disney's symphony of
song and color!
2:00 p.m.
Lightning Guns-Charles Starret, Smiley
Burnette: A woolly adventure tale of the
wild West. T-62 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Kid From Broken Gun-Charles Star-
rett: A fast-moving gun-blazing western.
T-62 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Who's Minding The Store-Jerry Lewis. It's
Jerry at his wackiest, making shambles
of a huge department store. (Color.)
2:00 p.m.
All Hands On Deck-Pat Boone: The gayest
gob and gal get-together musical . .
loose on the seven seas. (Color.)
T-104 mins.
A11l night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.

Max is a delightful portrait of one
of the most brilliant and talented
men of late Victorian and Edwardian
England-Max Beerbohm. Lord
David Cecil, who is eminently well
qualified to write this story, gives full
attention to his hero's many-faceted
personality and includes meetings
with his famous friends-among them
Oscar Wilde, G. K. Chesterton,
Swinburne, John Singer Sargent, and
Henry James. Copies of Beerbohm's
caricatures of famous people and
illuminating portraits of his contem-
poraries add to this first rate account
of the life of a literary gentleman.
Benjamin Graham's third edition
of The Intelligent Investor contains
current advice for investing in the
market of the mid-sixties. In this
well-thought-out book, Graham de-
signates investors as "defensive" or
"enterprising" according to their in-
vestment objectives and outlines
selection philosophies for each.
Verse by the Side of the Road by
Frank Rowsome. If our readers are
old enough (or young enough) they
will remember the Burma-Shave
signs that dotted the roadsides of the
United States for years. This is the
story of how these Burma-Shave
signs came about and why everyone
loved them. There is an appendix in
the back of the book which contains
the texts of all Burma-Shave signs.
Example: To change that/ shaving
job/ to joy/ you gotta use/ the real
McCoy/ Burma Shave. The closest
that Canal Zone readers can get to
this is: Trash thrown/ on every side/
shows a lack/ of civic pride.

^Fflom MNT^

(Courtesy National Safety News)


By Eleanor Burnham

Prize Stories 1965: the 0. Henry
Awards is edited by Richard Poirier
and William Abrahams. This collec-
tion contains 18 short stories and
includes such famous names as Flan-
nery O'Connor (who was awarded
first prize for her "Revelation" in the
Sewanee Review), Mary McCarthy,
and Carson McCullers. In this 45th
in the 0. Henry Award series, the
usual single criterion has been used
in selection-that of literary distinc-
tion. These 18 stories were chosen
from thousands by American authors
published in American magazines
between July 1963 and July 1964.
Each story has its special flavor and
all are well worth reading.
The title of Alex Waugh's new
novel Mule on a Minaret is based on
an old Arabian proverb: "A man who
takes his mule to the top of a minaret
must bring it down himself." This is
a World War II novel with the scene
laid in the Near East. The various
people involved were survivors of
World War I and although not
actively at war during World War II
nevertheless are casualties of it in an
emotional sense. This is an absorbing
story and written well, as is to be
expected of a professional writer
such as Alex Waugh.

Social Group Formed

By Korean Women

A number of former Korean
women living on the Isthmus have
formed a social group, whose major
objective is to help new arrivals feel
more at home.
A monthly Kimche gathering is
All former Korean women now on
the Isthmus are invited to contact
one of the following: Mrs. Joseph
G. Y. (Pat Nam) Sanborn, USARSO,
Curundu 7228; Mrs. Samuel G. (Cae
Soon) Finley, U.S. Army, Fort Clay-
ton 8963; or Mrs. James (Sally)
McLaren, Balboa 2489.

Henry Cross of Bridgwater, Eng-
land, a 72-year-old war hero who
won the Croix de Guerre during
World War I and was seven times
commended for bravery under fire,
resigned as a school crossing attend-
ant at the local junior school. He said
the work was too dangerous.

Page 2

November 12, 1965


Red Cross Volunteers Helping

Nurses on Vision Screening

Red Cross volunteers have added
another useful task to their list of
They are now assisting Canal Zone
Public Health nurses in the pre-
liminary vision screening of Canal
Zone school children, an important
part of the visual screening program
carried out by the School Health
section of the Division of Preventive
Medicine in cooperation with the
Division of Schools.
This year a group of six Red Cross
volunteers completed special train-
ing conducted by Dr. Kenneth
Bloomberg of the Gorgas Hospital
Ophthalmology Service; Dr. Edward
Kimm, Chief of the School Health
Section; and Miss Suzanne Tooke,
Public Health Nursing Supervisor.
Working in teams of two under
supervision of the Public Health
nurses and Dr. Kimm, the volunteers
recently started a preliminary vision
screening of school children in the
elementary schools at Diablo Heights
and Diablo.
Any child whose vision is less than
the accepted level for his age is
being referred by the volunteers to
the school nurse for additional
screening. Some of the volunteers
also helped with vision screening
during the spring pre-school round-
up conducted by the Division of

Preventive Medicine with the aid
and support of the Division of
Visual screening is offered every
one of the 15,000 students enrolled
in the Canal Zone U.S. citizen and
Latin American schools from kinder-
garten through the 12th grade. There
is at least one vision test each year
and more if teachers or parents
request a recheck.
Importance of visual screening has
been emphasized by the Society for
the Prevention of Blindness. Based
upon visual screening of thousands
of school children, the society has
found that one child out of every
four has a visual problem.
During the last school year,
830 children were referred to the
Ophthalmology Services of Gorgas
and Coco Solo Hospitals for evalua-
tion by eye specialists. Not all the
children referred are fitted with
glasses. Children who are referred
are kept under surveillance by the
eye specialists.
Parents are requested to bring the
child back at specified intervals for
re-evaluation. The current status of
the child's visual problem is entered
on the student health record by the
school nurse. This information is
promptly transmitted to the principal
and teachers.


The Cristobal High School baton twirlers above will perform during the half-time ceremony of the 1965 United
Fund Palm Bowl football game Wednesday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Balboa Stadium. Standing,. from
left: Katherine Pennington, Mary Pope, and Sherian Meeker. Kneeling, from left: Barbara Geddes and Donna
Moore. Tickets are available at both Cristobal and Balboa High School offices, the Canal Zone College office,
and from members of the Balboa High School Secretarial Club.

Blood Donors' Incentive?

There Are 3 Main Groups.


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Above, Red Cross volunteer Mrs.
Theresa Luce helps Richard Clark,
Diablo Heights student read with
one eye as Mrs. Florence Ashley,
another volunteer, points out the
letters on the chart. Mrs. Evelyn
Koperski, School Nurse, and Dr.
Mary Graham, Chief of the Com-
munity Health Branch observe the
vision screening operation.

O and answers

Am I required to dim or depress my
headlights when meeting another
vehicle?-Yes. You must depress
your lights at least 500 feet before
meeting a vehicle traveling in the
opposite direction.
Do I have to depress my headlights
at any other time?-Yes. You must
depress your lights when you are
following another vehicle that is
less than 200 feet ahead of you.
What am I required to do when
I approach a flashing red light at
an intersection?-You must come
to a full stop, just as you do at a
stop sign. You may then proceed
when you can do so safely.

The only source of blood is normal,
healthy humans. They give their
blood, and it is processed and placed
in the blood bank for use as needed.
Storage time is limited to 21 days-
about 500 hours, so there must be a
steady supply of blood drawn. It is
not possible to draw a large amount
and store it for months.
There must be an incentive for a
person to give blood. In general, it
seems that blood donors may be
divided into three groups, according
to their motivation in giving: assur-
ance, replacement, and voluntary.
The assurance donor is a person
who is aware of the problem of blood
supply should he or his family need
blood. Periodically he gives a unit of
blood to protect himself and his
family against all blood needs. His
giving is based upon a planned
donation program which should be


William S. Hinkle
Joe Dargan
Frank A. Baldwin
Shirley A. Cavanaugh
Preston Gau
Daile D. Keigley
Claudius H. McNish
Joseph C. Turner
George Booth
Lewis F. Braden
William T. Craig
Kathleen H. Hele
Harold Henry

Material intended for publica-
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
day afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent material
can be received and processed
for use the same week as late
as noon Tuesday.

Claud Morant
Rufus B. Radcliffe
Victor Thompson
Harry Van Loon
Carlos Wilson
Anthony Zablocki
Fernandez T. Russell
Gordon H. Thompson
Albert Adams
William A. Aiello
Adolphus I. Beckles
Felipe K. Ben
Martin Clark
Leslie W. Croft, Jr.
Sonia del Rio
John Foster
Alfred D. Henderson
Jos6 T. Hernindez
Charles lHummer
Donald E. MacLean
Edwin R. Malin
Adolfo Nndez
Gale A. O'Connell
Lloyd Perkins
Ernest Straker
Wallace Thrift
Georve Watson
Ewald A. Wiberg, Jr.
lohn W. Williams
Emilio E. Wong
M. L. Barsness
Robert A. Berg
Robert F. Dahlstrom
Michael P. Gordon

Thais Monteza R.
Stanley M. Watts
Lloyd E. Barnett
Maritza del C. Barnett
Eleanor Colbert
Armanda V. Fibleuit
George A. Forde
Dorothy L. Hadstate
Jean M. Harris
Robert D. Wallace
Fernando Acedo
Alberto Calvo
Mavis D. Chambers
Edward Charles
Adlyne Ashwell Coppin
Cilberto Dixon
Salom6 G6ngora J.
Edel E. Guerra
Antoinette Huff
Juan S. Lezcano
Willord E. Pankost
Napole6n Ruiz
Carlos L. Salamanca
Cristina I. Salazar
Frederick Simmons
Emilio Stewart
Roger L. Strausbaugh
Clyde D. Taylor

Out near Douglas, Ariz., a wind-
blown highway sign hit Vernon
Cain's car. Luckily, neither he nor
his passenger was hurt. The sign, in
big letters, said, "Warning!"

Blood is something we think about
hardly at all-until it's needed. Then
it can become a matter of life and
death. A program to identify blood
types is being developed in the Latin
American communities of the Canal
Zone, sponsored by the Latin Amer-
ican Civic Councils in cooperation
with the Gorgas Blood Bank. It will
put on file hundreds of blood types.
A central office, manned by volun-
teers, will be able to tell the Blood
Bank where to locate possible donors,
and in the case of rare types of blood,
quick access to this information is
This is one of a series of articles
on the purpose of giving blood, its
chemistry, characteristics, and use.

community wide and should share
in providing for all blood require-
ments. He helps himself, his family,
the blood bank where he donates,
and the recipient.
The replacement donor gives
blood to replace that which has been
given to a patient, usually a relative
or a friend. Following the donation
credit is given to the patient and the
unit of blood received is held in the
blood bank for use as needed. It is
almost impossible to find enough
"replacement donors."
Voluntary blood donors are rare.
In times of crisis-war, flood, earth-
quakes-many people donate blood
as a means of sharing the burden.
Throughout the country today, many
fraternal or civic organizations
regularly induce members to donate
blood. Studies of these groups have
shown that over a period of time,
only 8 to 10 percent of the group
donate regularly, supplying the
blood coverage of the remainder.
Anyone between 18 and 60 years
old and of "normal" size who is in
good health, can safely give a pint
of blood every 10 weeks. People with
a history of hepatitis, malaria, and
syphilis are excluded. There are a
number of other short term exclu-
sions, but these will be explained to
prospective donors. In a donation,
16 ounces (1 pint) of blood is drawn
in 10 minutes in a relatively painless

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November 12, 1965

Practice Sessions

Near for Pacific

Softball League

The Pacific Softball League will
open its 1966 season Monday, Jan-
uary 3, at the Pacific Softball League
Park in Balboa. The 1966 season will
mark the first time the league has
played under lights. Niliht lighting
now under contract will be installed
prior to the opening.
Three leagues will participate
from January through May, and a
winter Pacific Softball League will
extend from June 1 through October.
A girls' softball league will play
afternoon games and on Saturdays.
There will be two games each night;
a Soft Pitch League game will start
at 6:30 p.m. and a Fast Pitch League
game will start at 8:00 p.m.
All three leagues have openings
for players. All interested players
should contact the following per-
sons by telephone: Cyrca Girls
League, George Brady, league pres-
ident, Curundu 4207; Pacific Soft-
ball League, Fast Pitch and Slow
Pitch, Bill De La Mater, execu-
tive director, Balboa 3528, or Bill
Nickisher, executive secretary, Bal-
boa 3661, or Charlie Brown, vice
president, Balboa 4337.
This is the first year that the Soft
Pitch League has been formally
organized. There will be 10 fielders
on a team, with five teams selected
by five managers from a players pool.
Base stealing and bunting are not
permitted under the Soft Pitch rules.
There has been a great deal of inter-
est in this Soft Pitch League, and
with the initiation of night games in
the Balboa area large crowds are
Practice sessions for the two men's
leagues will begin November 15.

1:00- SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sacred Heart
1:20-EBF: Truck Farmer
1:30-Parade of Sports
3:45- "Parade of Sports" (Cont.)
4:00- Sunday Playhouse:
"Thank You Mr. Moto"
5:10- Championship Bridge
5:35-Celebrity Golf
6:30-Where the Action Is
6:55- TeleNews Weekly Newsreel
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Dick Powell Theatre
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Sports Wrap-Up
10:30-Chapel of the Air
11:00-The Christophers
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The Magic Room
6:30-Planet Earth
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Mystery of the Mounds
7:30- Shotgun Slade
8:00- SCN News
8:05-Andy Griffith
9:00-SCN News
9:05-SCN Special:
"On Broadway Tonight"
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Night Movie:
"Tom Brown's School
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Photography: The Incisive Art
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Fractured Flickers
7:30-The Thin Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Hollywood Palace
9:00-SCN News
9:05- Greatest Show on Earth
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Film Festival: "Second
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30- Report
6:30-Trial Balance
6:55- SCN News In Spanish

7:05- Expedition Colorado
7:30-Sheriff of Cochise
8:05-Wednesday Night at the Movies:
"Mr. 880"
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Airman's World
10:30-SCN Open House
Final Edition Headlines
5:00- SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-AFIF: The Challenge of Ideas
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Ted Mack
7:30-The Third Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Fan Fare
9:00-SCN News
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theatre: "All of Me"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Man In Space
6:30-Comnununism: Myth vs. Reality
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-Men of Annapolis
9:30-Bold Venture
10:00- Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
"X-The Unknown"
Final Edition Headlines
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:15-"Crusader Rabbit"
1:30-"Felix The Cat"
1:45-"Medallion Cartoons"
1:50-EBF: Atomic Radiation
2:00-Captain Kangaroo (Premiere)
2:45- Saturday Playhouse:
"Tom Brown's School
4:20--"Wonderful World of Golf"
5:15-Before Saturn (Special)
5:30-This Is the Life
6:30- True Adventure
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05- Hollywood Talent Scouts
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Jackie Gleason
9:05-Kennedy: Man From Boston
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-The Tonight Show
Final Edition Headlines

Life Insurance Rates

Dr. Strumpf Honored Change Effective Jan. 2

(Continued from p. 1)

tive Secretary Paul M. Runnestrand,
Panama Canal Personnel Director
Edward A. Doolan and Mrs. Doolan,
and members of the medical profes-
sion of Panama and the Canal Zone
were among those who attended the
ceremony and the reception that
Dr. Strumpf came to the Canal
Zone in 1950 as Chief of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, the position from
which he now is retiring. He set up
the residency training program at
Gorgas Hospital. Three of the out-
standing Gorgas Hospital residents
are: Dr. Roderick Esquivel, now
Panama's Minister of Labor, Social
Security and Public Health; Dr. Vir-
gilio Peralta of the obstetrical service
at Panama's Social Security Hospital
in Panama City; and Dr. Temistocles
Malo, Chief of Obstetrics and Gyn-
ecology at Coco Solo Hospital.
Dr. Strumpf has been an active
member of the Panamanian Academy
of Medicine and Surgery, and has
lectured at the School of Medicine
at the University of Panama.
Dr. and Mrs. Strumpf plan to leave
the Isthmus in January and will go
to Spain to see their daughter,
Dorothy, receive her master's degree
at the University of Madrid.

New Swim Classes

Starting Nov. 15

New swim classes are starting for
the area of Cardenas and Corozal
(North Los Rios) November 15 and
continuing through December 24 at
the Balboa Pool.
Children of military personnel and
children living in Panama attending
Canal Zone U.S. schools may sign
up for classes on a space available

The Canal Zone Group Insurance Board announces that, effective
January 2, 1966, the U.S. citizens supplemental group life insurance rates
will be increased.
The increase of $2.60 per year per thousand dollars of insurance amounts
to a raise in premium of only 10 cents per pay period per thousand.
This premium raise is a result of the abnormally high death rate of
U.S. citizens during the past contract year.



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LA Swim Meet at
The 8th Annual Latin-American
Swim Meet will be held Saturday
(November 13) at the Gamboa Pool,
starting at 9:30 a.m. Regarded as
the No. 1 sports attraction by res-
idents of Latin-American towns of
the Canal Zone, it is sponsored by
the Congress of Civic Councils in
cooperation with the Schools Divi-
sion, with Mutual of Omaha-United
of Omaha Insurance Co. financial
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Amount of
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----- 5,000
____- ___ _- 6,000
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---- 10,000
____ ____- _ 11,000
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____ ____ __ 13,000
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Gamboa Saturday
Governor's Trophy Special of 100-
yard Free-Style for boys, 14-thru-18
years of age." The winner will re-
ceive a trophy donated by Cov.
Robert J. Fleming, Jr., of the Canal
Zone, for his personal possession.
Also important is the rivalry between
the North Side (Rainbow City-Mindi-
Camp Bierd) and South Side (Santa
Cruz-Paraiso-Pedro Miguel) teams,
the winner to be determined by the
highest total points. The South Side
finally won in 1964, ending a 6-year
domination by the North Side.


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/ s ..M A-k \ \ I -
John Paterson, Plant Engineer, Locks Division, right, looks on as J.C. Dyer,
Safety Inspector for the Marine Bureau, Atlantic side, presents First Aid
Award certificates to four Atlantic Branch Locks Division employees for
having successfully completed the advanced first aid course given by the
American Red Cross. Receiving certificates were, left to right, William R.
Ward, Alfred C. Goodrich, Caleb C. Clement, and Warren LeDoux.

Lakes Nearing Spill Levels
(Continued from p. 1)

the maximum for Madden is 252 feet.
Early this week, Gatun was near this
maximum but Madden was still 10
feet below the top of the drum gates.
The warning of spillway operations
issued by the Panama Canal's Chief
Hydrographer said that opening of
tfie spillway gates may become
necessary at any time, day or night.
The notice said: "During the next
2 months, all persons having occasion
to be in the area below Gatun Spill-
way and in the Chagres River below
Madden Dam are warned to be on
the lookout for a sudden increase in
height of water and force of current.
"Warning sirens are sounded 15
minutes before initial spilling begins
and spilling may be increased there-
after without further warning; but
due to other noises the sirens may
not be heard at long distances from
the spillways, for instance, in the
vicinity of the Chagres River Bridge
on the Boyd-Roosevelt Highway
below Madden Dam. Special atten-
tion is directed to parking auto-
mobiles, trailers, boats, and fishing
equipment where a rise in water
level could cause damage or a
complete loss.
"The amount of water released
varies with the situation, but water
levels in the lagoon below Gatun
Spillway may increase as much as
14 to 20 feet and as much as 6 feet
at the Chagres River Bridge below
Madden Spillway."
If the weather follows a normal
pattern for this time of the year, the
rainy season is expected to become
intensified during the month of Nov-
ember with dry season conditions

Concert by USAF

Band Scheduled

At 5 p.m. Sunday

The U.S. Air Forces Southern
Command Band, which provided
music for "The King and I," will
play another 1 hour and 15 minute
concert at the foot of the Administra-
tion Building steps, Balboa Heights,
at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The popular USAFSO band is
under the direction of Capt. Edward
S. Bridges, a 13-year veteran of the
Air Force, who has been on the
Isthmus for a year and has performed
in many countries in South and
Central America. The last outdoor
concert given by this band under
the direction of Captain Bridges
played October 10 was a popular
Other outdoor concerts at the foot
of the Administration Building steps
are planned on a once a month basis.
In case of rain, the Sunday concert
will be held in the Balboa High
School Activities Building.

setting in by the last part of Decem-
ber. Last year, Gatun and Madden
Lakes were at their maximum when
the dry season began, but extreme
dry weather and heavy traffic have
kept the levels of Madden and
Gatun below normal elevation.
With the rise of Gatun Lake to
near maximum level, the Marine
Bureau issued a memorandum this
week allowing vessels arriving at the
Canal for transit a maximum tropical
fresh water draft of 39 feet. This
was the second 6-inch draft increase
since October 28, when the limita-
tion was at 38 feet. The foot increase
gives merchant vessels extra cargo
carrying capacity. .

Luther Quinn Honored

As Player of Month

Last Friday evening at Balboa
Stadium, an engraved wristwatch
and citation were awarded Luther
Quinn, chosen Appalachia's League
player of the month, on elections
sponsored by Topps Chewing Gum,
Herbert Rayborun, physical ed-
ucation teacher of Balboa High
School, and scouter for the Pitts-
burgh Pirates in Panama, presented
the award. Quinn plays second base
with the Pittsburgh Pirates Salem
farm club. (Picture in Spanish


Sports Calendar

(Last namsd is homns team)

Nov. 12-Friday-Volleyball: CZC
vs. CHS (Girls), 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 12-Friday-Football: CHS vs.
BHS, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 24-Wednesday-United Fund
Game: Football, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 26--Friday-Thanksgiving vaca-
tion Swimming meet. All Canal
Zone U.S. Elementary School,
Balboa Pool, 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 29-Monday-Track and Field:
Start practice.
Dec. 17-Friday-Track: Quadran-
gular, Balboa, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 23-Thursday-Track: Quadran-
gular, Coco Solo, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 24-Friday-Start Christmas
Jan. 7-Friday-Track: Quadran-
gular, Balboa, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 10-Monday-Baseball: Start
Jan. 10-Monday-Tennis, Boys:
Start practice.
Jan. 14-Friday-Track: Quadran-
gular, Coco Solo, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 and 22, Friday and Saturday,
Balboa Relays: Track.

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(Schedule subject to change without notice)


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Vol. IV, No. 21 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 12 de Noviembre de 1965


Por primera vez, en 13 meses de mos 2 meses, se le informa a las per-
estaci6n seca sin precedentes, la Sec- sonas que puedan estar en el Area
ci6n de Hidrografia y Meteorologia, debajo de los vertederos de Gat6n
anunci6 que en cualquier moment, y Madden, que deben estar sobre
durante esta semana, puede ser nece- aviso debido a una subita elevaci6n
sario descargar agua en las represas en el nivel de agua y en la fuerza
de GatAn y Madden. La iltima vez de la corriente.
que se hizo tal anuncio fue en julio "Quince minutes antes de empezar
de 1964. a desaguar, se suenan las sirenas de
A pesar de que las lluvias en la alarm y luego puede subir el nivel
Hoya del Lago Gatuin continuaron sin mAs aviso; pero puede suceder
bajo lo normal durante el mes de que no se escuchen las sirenas en
octubre, las fuertes lluvias de la pri- Areas alejadas de las represas, por
mera semana de noviembre, hicieron ejemplo, en la vecindad del Puente
subir los niveles de los lagos Gatun del Rio Chagres, en la Carretera
y Madden de tal manera que fue ne- Transistmica, mAs abajo de la Re-
cesario abrir los vertederos de GatAn presa Madden. Se pide que se tenga
el martes por la noche. De acuerdo much cuidado al estacionar auto-
con los registros oficiales, en las m6viles, remolques, botes o al colo-
24 horas, del 4 al 5 de noviembre, car equipo de pesca, en lugares en
el Lago Madden subi6 2 pies. donde un repentino auge en el nivel
Normalmente en octubre, con del agua, podria causar dafios o
much frecuencia estAn abiertas de p6rdida complete".
7 a 8 puertas del vertedero de GatAn, "La cantidad de agua descargada
para poder controlar el nivel debido varia segin la situaci6n, pero el nivel
a las grandes lluvias de final de la del agua debajo de la Represa de
estaci6n lluviosa. El nivel mAs alto Gat6n puede subir de 14 a 20 pies,
para el Lago Gatin, es de 87.5 pies, mientras que debajo de la Represa
mientras que para el Lago Madden de Madden puede subir hasta 6 pies".
es de 252 pies. A principios de sema- Si las lluvias siguen el curso nor-
na el Lago Gatun estaba alcanzando mal, la estaci6n lluviosa se intensi-
este nivel, pero al de Madden le ficarA durante noviembre, presentAn-
faltan 10 pies todavia. dose las condiciones de estaci6n seca
El anuncio hecho por el Jefe de a fines de diciembre. El afio pasado
Hidrografia del Canal de PanamA, tanto el Lago Gatin, como el Lago
dijo que se podria empezar a descar- Madden estaban a su mAximo nivel
gar agua en cualquier moment, de cuando comenz6 la estaci6n seca,
noche o de dia. pero una estaci6n seca sumamente
El aviso dice: "Durante los pr6xi- (Continia en la pdgina 4)

Promedio de Edad y Servicio

De los Empleados del Canal
De acuerdo con un informed de la dos son, por su orden: de 50 a 54
Direcci6n de Personal, los emplea- afios (18 por ciento), de 40 a 44 afios
dos de la organizaci6n del Canal de (16 por ciento), de 35 a 39 afios
PanamA, tienen un promedio de 45 (12 por ciento), de 55 a 59 afios
anios de edad y 18 afios de servicios (11 por ciento), de 30 a 34 afios (8 por
al gobierno. El informed indica tam- ciento), y de 25 a 29 afios (6 por
bien que el promedio de la edad de ciento). Los menos estAn compren-
los hombres es de 45 afios y el de las didos en las edades de menos de 25
mujeres de 44 afios, mientras que el afios (3 por ciento) o mAs de 60
promedio de afios de servicio de los (5 por ciento).
hombres es de 18 afios y el de las El mayor porcentaje de emplea-
mujeres de 15. dos, de acuerdo con sus afios de ser-
La mayoria de los empleados, vicio, corresponde a aquellos que
hombres y mujeres, cuentan con tienen de 20 a 24 afios, con un 26
edades entire los 45 y los 49 afios, por ciento de los empleados en esa
.onstituyendo casi el 21 por ciento categoria.
del total. En su orden siguen los que tienen
de 25 a 29 afios (16 por ciento), de
Otros grupos de edades, en que
hay nimero considerable de emplea- (Continua en la pdgina 4)

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La Escuela Primaria de Rainbow City celebr6 con una velada en el Auditorio de Rainbow City, el aniversario
de la independencia de PanamA. El acto tuvo lugar el martes 2 de noviembre y los alumnos del plantel vistieron
trajes tipicos panamefios, como se ve en esta fotografia en la cual aparecen bailando el clAsico tamborito panamefio.

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El Profesor Filem6n Chavarria, a la derecha, que dicta cAtedra de studios sociales en la Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City, hizo la presentaci6n de algunos de los conferenciantes en el Auditorio de Rainbow City el 27 de
octubre 1ultimo, con motivo del Dia de Charlas Profesionales. Se dictaron conferencias a los alumnos del Noveno
al Duod6cimo Grado del plantel. Los conferenciantes fueron lideres en distintos campos, tanto de PanamA como
de la Zona del Canal.

JLa Orden Vasco Nuniez de Balboa

I. Fue Impuesta al Dr. Irving Strumpf

La Orden de Vasco N6fiez de Balboa, en el grado de Comendador, es conferida al Dr. Irving J. Strumpf, Jefe de
Obstetricia y Ginecologia en el Hospital Gorgas, por el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de PanamA, Fernando
Eleta A, La menci6n fue leida por el Jefe del Ceremonial del Protocolo, Lic. Camilo Levy Salcedo (izquierda).

El Dr. Irving J. Strumpf, un me-
dico estadounidense que ha estado
en el Istmo solamente durante 15
ailos, ha recibido de la Repiblica
de PanamA la Orden de Vasco Nufiez
de Balboa en el grado de Comen-
La ceremonia se llev6 a cabo en
el bonito sal6n de recepciones del
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores,
en presencia de funcionarios de
PanamA y de la Zona del Canal.
El Ministro de Relaciones Exte-
riores, Fernando Eleta A., quien im-
puso la condecoraci6n al Jefe de
Obstetricia y Ginecologia del Hospi-
tal Gorgas, rindi6 tributo a la devo-
ci6n del Dr. Strumpf a su profesion
y sus esfuerzos para ayudar a sus
semejantes, sin importarle el credo,
raza, color o political.
La menci6n de la Orden de Vasco
Nifiez de Balboa fue leida por el
Jefe del Ceremonial del Protocolo,
Lic. Camilo Levy Salcedo.
El ex Presidente de PanamA, Er-
nesto de la Guardia, Jr. y su esposa,
el Gobernador de la Zona del Canal,

Robert J. Fleming, Jr.; el Secretario
Ejecutivo del Canal de PanamA, Paul
M. Runnestrand; el Director de Per-
sonal del Canal de Panama, Edward
A. Doolan y su esposa; y miembros
de la profesi6n m6dica de PanamA y
la Zona del Canal, estaban entire los
que asistieron a la ceremonia y a la
recepci6n ofrecida despues.
El Dr. Strumpf ha sido miembro
activo de la Academia Panamefia de
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Debido a la enorme demand
que ha tenido la present edici6n
dedicada a la Rep6blica de Pa-
namA y sus puntos de interns, ha
sido impossible cumplir con todos
los pedidos.
La Oficina'de Informaci6n del
Canal de PanamA, acaba de orde-
nar un n6mero adicional de co-
pias que pronto estarin disponi-
bles para reforzar la cantidad



Noviembre 12, 1965

13-Demostraci6n Automovilistica y de Botes del Fondo Unido en el area
Industrial de Balboa, hasta el dia 21.
25-Dia de Acci6n de Gracias.
28-Aniversario de la Independencia de PanamA de Espafia.
28-Fiesta del Cafr en Boquete.
28-Aniversario de la fundaci6n del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Panama.
30-Fiestas Patronales de San Andr6s Ap6stol en Las Guabas y El Rinc6n.

A A W . --. A A A



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
3:30- Teleteatro
4:30- Fiesta de Estrellitas
5:00- Carnaval de Cartones
5:30-Teatro Dominical
6:00- Estampida
7:00-El Paraguas Migico
8:00- Comando Aerco
9:00- Los Bribones
10:00- Teleteatro


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 Roblain
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
10:30- Teleteatro


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- Aventuras de Pinocho
12:45- Noticias
1:00-Show dela Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Robin Hood
7:30- Los Monstruos
8:00- ElI Fugitive
9:00- Embrujada
9:30-Peyton Place
10:00- Noticias


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
10:00- Noticias


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- Johnny Ringo
7:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:30- Los Delincuentes
9:30- Linea de Fuego
10:00- Noticias


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-La Nueva Ola
7:30- Los Locos Adams
8:00- Combate
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
6:30- Noticias
7:00- Los Picapiedras
9:00- El Show de Antonio Prieto
10:00- Noticias
10:30- Teleteatro

Guatemala ha aumentado su cuota
en el Fondo Monetario Internacional
en $10 millones, con lo cual la cuota
de este pais asciende ahora a $25


9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00- Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C6lebres
10:45- Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Acci6n en el Mar
12:00- Reprise: Novela Semanal
2:19-Reprise: Novela Juvenil
4:00- Desde el Hip6dromo
8:00- Cita con la Muerte
9:00- Ruta 66
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Teatro Franeds
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30-DiAlogo (Universidad Santa
Maria la Antigua)
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00-Serie de Aventuras
6:30--Tres Patines Show
6:55- InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Sonrisas Colgate
8:00- Lunes de Revl6n
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-Las Enfermeras
11:00- Hombre de Mundo
11:30-Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Los Perseguidores
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
1:45- Pelicula
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-Instantineas Sociales
7:30- Estudio Pepsi
8:00- La Hora Continental
8:30- Novela
9:00- Novela de las 9
9:30-Los Defensores
11:00- El Agente Sentimental
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50-La Ley del Rev6lver
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Ritmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
1:45- Pelicula
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
4:30- Para la Familia
5:00--Novela de las 5
5:30- Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Tres Patines Show
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00- Revista Musical
9:00- Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
11:00- Mike Hammer
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50-Pete y Gladys
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-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- Patrulla Fantasma
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Rev61lver 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 Muier Opina
5:00-Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Boite de Tres Patines
6:55-InstantAneas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00- Las Estrellas y Usted
9:00-Novela de las 9
9:30-El Santo
10:30- Club Infantil Televito
11:50-La Comedia Silente
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45--De Interes Para Usted
1:00-Repris6: Novela de las 5
5:00-Festival de Cartones
5:311- El Pajaro Loco
6:00-El Paso al Noroeste
6:30-Las Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
7:00- Noticias
7:30- Estrellas Palmolive
8:00--APetici6n Suya
8:30-Yo Fui Criminal
9:30-Los Intocables

Viernes 12 _

SAmbado 13

Domingo 14

Lunes 15 ._

Martes 16

Mi6rcoles 17

Jueves 18 ._

Viernes 19__

Raider Of Leyte Gulf and
The Unearthly Stranger
The Spy With My Face

The Spy With My Face

The Little Hut and
The Magnificent Yankee


Raiders Of Leyte Gulf and
The Unearthly Stranger

36 Hours
The Little Hut and
The Magnificent Yankee

The Burglar

Viking Women And The Sea Serpent
and It Conquered The World

10 p.m.
The Mask
Comedy Of Terror and
One Minute To Zero
Your Cheating Heart
Your Cheating Heart

Elephant Walk

All The Fine Young Cannibals
and The Fastest Gun Alive
10 p.m.
13 Ghosts

Gente en la Noticia

... .- .... r




r4~ ~




Hace 25 auios Daniel Gaona entr6 a
trabajar con el Canal de PanamA.
Tenia entonces 21 afios y nada mis
que habia hecho trabajos ocasionales
de ebanisteria. Gaona naci6 en la
bella poblaci6n coclesana de Ant6n,
pero ya desde nifio se estableci6 aqui
en PanamA junto con su familiar. Nos
dice que hizo sus studios primaries
en la Escuela Gil Colunje de la ciu-
dad Capital. "En ese tiempo la escue-
la estaba en el edificio del viejo
Teatro Excelsior, en la Avenida B,
cerca de la vieja Estaci6n del Ferro-
carril", dice como recordando los
tiempos de su nifiez. Su sefiora se
llama Cipriana Pardo; se conocieron
en un paseo que 61 hizo a la pobla-
ci6n de Pacora, y tienen un hijo,
C6sar, de 10 afios, que estA haciendo
su escuela primaria en la Escuela
Republica del Ecuador. Mientras ha-
blAbamos, se acercaba a las Esclusas
de Pedro Miguel, la motonave ita-
liana de pasajeros Donizetti, y Gaona
tenia que ir a tender su trabajo de
botero, asi que saltando a la panga,
donde lo sorprendi6 nuestro fot6-
grafo, a manera de saludo nos dijo:
"Diga en el SPILLWAY, que estoy
muy content, que todos son legales
conmigo aqui".


F 3



Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mia. Se antoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o es-rita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir Ita
correspondencia a PANA.MA CANAl
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del CanaL
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama. Vnlo
de la subseripcion para otros (inchl
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 all anlo
Los cheques deben hacerse piwl lf fr
al Panama Canal Company v s i-ii1-
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, lBox MN
Balboa Heights, Canal Z(nnc.


Sully Oscar, es Oficinista de Operaciones de Relevo en la Torre de Control
de las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel. La seriedad con que se comporta cuando
estA ejerciendo sus funciones no es indicative de su carActer, sumamente
jovial, cuando se encuentra con sus compafieros de trabajo. Naci6 en la
antigua poblaci6n zoneita de Red Tank, ya hace 43 afios, allt curs6 sus
studios primarios, trabajando luego en diversas agencies del Ej6rcito y la
Armada de los Estados Unidos, hasta que hace 21 afios entr6 al servicio de
la organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA. Casado y divorciado, tiene una hija,
BArbara, de 18 ailos, que estudia enfermeria en Brooklyn, Nueva York.
Es fanatico de los deportes, especialmente las carreras de caballos y le
encanta viajar al interior. Nos dice que nada le ha gustado tanto como una
Semann Santa que pas6 en Ant6n. Para despedirnos le preguntamos cuAl
es su mayor deseo y nos contest enseguida: "Ir a los Estados Unidos a
pasarme unas vacaciones .

FI Institute Venezolano de Petro-
Jiiimica y la Union Carbide Corp., de
los lstados Unidos, han constituido
,iljiuntamente la Unicar Petroqui-
mica. para construir una plant inle-
tirada de etileno y polietileno, qel'
costard $30 millones y tendrd 1111
capacidad de produccion de 50.000
toneladas al ahio.

El Comite Tecnico Norteamerica-
no-Canadiense, de la Comisi6n Mun-
dial de Fomento de Consumo del
Cafe, ha anunciado que es-td toman-
do medida.s para llevar a cabo una
inmensa campana publicitaria en los
Estados Unidos y Canadd. Se calcula
que en dicha campaila se invertirdn
S3 millones.

Pigina 2

En Su Pantalla___

- "'""

Noviembre 12, 1965



El panamefio Ismael Laguna hara .
su primera defense del titulo de cam- ,I
pe6n mundial del peso ligero mafia-
na por la noche, cuando se mida con
el ex campe6n, Carlos Ortiz, de
Puerto Rico, en un combat a 10
asaltos en el tinglado del Estadjo
Hiram Bithorn, en San Juan, Puerto
.i Laguna arrebat6 la corona al puer- .
Storriquefio en la noche del 10 de
..... abril ultimo en el Estadio Olimpico -
".- de Panama, venci~ndolo amnpliamen- .
S te por decision en 15 asaltos.
"..... Despubs de su conquista del cetro,
Laguna venci6 al mexicano Raill
Soriano en el Estadio Olimpico de
PanamA y despu6s empat6 con el
N" argentino Nicolino Locche en Buenos
& Aires, Argentina.
40 Ortiz, que reside en Nueva York,
"Dse ha mantenido inactive desde que
perdi6 la corona y no ha celebrado
una sola pelea, por lo que muchos
consideran que ello lo perjudicarA
El campe6n mundial del peso ligero, el panamefio Ismael Laguna, cuando bastante en su pelea de mailana por
le colocaban el cintur6n de campe6n, donado por la revista "The Ring". Ila noche.
A la derecha estA ie editor de la famosa revista de boxeo, Nat Fleischer, Centenares de faniticos paname-
quien hizo el viaje especialmente para esta ceremonia que se llev6 a cabo fios han viajado a Puerto Rico para
en el Estadio Olimpico de Panama en el mes de junio antes del combat .
entire Laguna y el campe6n mexicano de la division, Raul Soriano. A la animar a su compatriot en esta su ,; .
izquierda aparece el apoderado de Laguna, Isaac Kresch. primera defense def titulo mundial. i.

El Trofeo del Gober

Disputa Mafnana en

aa de Volverin a encontrarse en un tinglado mariana por la noche, el campe6n
mundial del peso ligero, Ismael Laguna, a la izquierda, y el ex campe6n
i Carlos Ortiz, de Puerto Rico, a la derecha, cuando dispute nuevamente
el titulo en el Estadio Hiram Bithorn de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Al centro
G1a ma esti el ex campe6n mundial del peso complete Jersey Joe Walcott, quien
I actu6 como Arbitro de la pelea del 10 de abril en PanamA, cuando Laguna
eam a l conquist6 el cetro. La fotografia fue tomada poco despu6s de la ceremonia
del pesaje en la maiiana del dia del encuentro.

Mafiana seri un dia de much ac-
tividad en la Piscina de Gamboa,
cuando se celebre el Octavo Torneo
Anual de Nataci6n Latinoamericano,
a partir de las 9:30 a.m. El torneo
estA catalogado como la principal
atracci6n deportiva por los residen-
tes de las comunidades latinoameri-
canas en la Zona del Canal y es pa-
trocinado por el Congreso de Conse-
jos Civicos, en cooperaci6n con la
Division de Escuelas y con el finan-
ciamiento de la Mutual of Omaha-
United of Omaha Insurance Co.
La prueba principal del torneo es
la de 100 yards estilo libre por el
Trofeo del Gobernador, para mucha-
chos de 14 a 18 afios de edad. El
vencedor recibirA el trofeo donado
por el Gobernador Robert J.
Fleming, Jr.
Tambien es important la intense
rivalidad entire los equipos del sec-
tor Atlintico (Rainbow City-Mindi-
Camp Bierd) y del sector Pacifico
(Santa Cruz-Paraiso-Pedro Miguel),
determinandose el ganador por el
mayor nmmero de puntos acumula-
dos, basado en el sistema de 5 pun-
tos para el primer lugar, 3 para el
segundo y 1 para el tercero en cada
uno de los 24 events del program.
El sector Pacifico gan6 finalmente
en 1964, por 113 a 103, finalizando
una dominaci6n de 6 afios por el
sector Atlintico.
El Gobernador Fleming express la
esperanza de estar present por ter-

cera vez en 4 afios. Su presencia en
1962 y 1963 constitute un record
para los hombres que han ocupado
la Gobernaci6n. Han sido invitados
otros funcionarios y dignatarios.
Despues de barrer completamente,
ganando la prueba principal y el
event por equipos en cada uno de
los cinco primeros torneos, el sector
Atlantico repiti6 con 6xito en 1963,
pero perdi6 la principal cuando Ri-
cardo Leach de Pedro Miguel sor-
prendi6 a la concurrencia en Rain-
bow City. Leach tambi6n gan6 en
1964, estableciendo una nueva marca
de 59.6 segundos, encabezando al
sector Pacifico en su primer triunfo
Leach no es ya eligible para la
principal y compare ahora el honor
de ganar la mayor cantidad de veces
con Lionel Fergus de Rainbow City.
Lionel gan6 en 1957 y 1958, los dos
primeros afios del torneo, seguido por
Melvyn Jones en 1959, Ricardo
Sayles en 1960 y Roberto Anderson
en 1962, todos de Rainbow City. Asi
es que habra un nuevo nombre en Los
la lista de ganadores. Quion sern? bien
El torneo se origin en 1957 y se B
ha celebrado continuamente con ex-
cepci6n de 1961 cuando la piscina -
de Rainbow City estaba siendo re-
parada y reconstruida. De los siete
torneos, dos se celebraron en Paraiso,
en 1962 y 1964, mientras que los
otros cinco se efectuaron en Rainbow

S .^ Ce

Destacada actuaci6n han tenido siempre los nadadores de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Rainbow City en todos los events de nataci6n que se han cele-
brado en la Zona del Canal. Ellos esperan Ilevarse este afiio los honors, ya
que Paraiso triunf6 el afiio pasado por 113 puntos a 103.






nadadores de la Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City se han preparado
n para las competencias por el Trofeo del Gobernador, que tendrin
ar maiiana a las 9:30 a.m. en la Piscina de Gamboa. El entrenador Harold
rown, al frente, ha tenido a su cargo la preparaci6n de los nadadores.

Consecuencias Evitables

Las condiciones inseguras y los actos inseguros son los dos factors
que conducen a la ocurrencia de los accidents. Por medio de los
'studios realizados y de los anilisis de los registros y de las estadis-
icas de accidents, se ha podido determinar que en un grandisimo
iorcentaje de casos se encuentran presents estos dos factors. Los
actos inseguros se pueden controlar por medio de instrucciones, adies-
ramiento del personal, promulgaci6n de reglas y control de su cum-
plimiento, por medio de los supervisors. Las condiciones inseguras
pueden ser corregidas por medio de la ingenieria aplicada en el
lisefio, en la construcci6n, en el mantenimiento y en las compras.
in el disefio y en la construcci6n se eliminan las condiciones inse-
guras aplicando las tecnicas desarrolladas por los especialistas en los
liferentes ramos de la industrial. En la compra de materials y de
equipos se eliminan condiciones inseguras determinando y exigiendo
as caracteristicas y especificaciones que garanticen poder realizar
el trabajo en forma eficiente y sin exponer a los trabajadores a riesgo
de lesi6n. En el mantenimiento se eliminan las condiciones inseguras
estableciendo revisions peri6dicas de los equipos para deterininar
as fallas antes de que ocurran. Estas inspecciones deben ser realiza-
las con una frecuencia determinada por el tipo de mnAquinas o de
herramientas do que se trate, de la cantidad de servicio a que estfn
sometidas, de las condiciones ambientales y de cualquier otro factor
que pueda afectar el deterioro de los equipos. Una unidad de man-
enimiento bien organizada puede estar capacitada para establecer
' llevar a cabo un program complete de mantenimiento, pero iste
io tendra xito si dicha unidad no cuenta con la cooperaci6n de todo
el personal, tanto de trabajadores como de supervisors. Siempre
existe la posibilidad de la ocurrencia de una falla n un moiiniito
nesperado, la cual puede producer una condicion insegura. Sc deibe
nfonnar a la secci6n de mantenimiento a la mayor brevedad cada
vez que se present una condici6n insegura para que piedi ser
:orregida sin demora.

Once Novenas se

Inscriben en la

Liga del Pacifico
Once novenas participant
en la pr6xima temporada de la
Liga Divisional de Softball del
Los equipos que se inscribie-
ron para participar en el cam-
peonato son: Esclusas, Armada,
Bomberos, Dragas, Transporte
a Motor, Servicio de Buses de
la Zona del Canal, Direcci6n
de Marina, Escuelas, Post Ex-
change, Hospital de Corozal, y
Transporte del Ej6rcito.

eBaldes? iNo!
Son Ceniceros
Tome un balde, de la clase que
los nifios usan para jugar en la playa.
Pintelo de rojo o de cualquier otro
color brillante. Y que tendrA usted
Pues, un receptaculo sumamente
litil para cenizas y colillas de ciga-
Los Almacenes de la Zona del
Canal, dieron con esta soluci6n,
cuando Robert La Chapelle gerente
del anexo de articulos para caballe-
ros del Almac6n de Balboa, lo sugiri6
durante la recientemente celebrada
Semana de Prevenci6n de Incendios,
como respuesta a este engorroso
problema de los fumadores.
El sugiri6 que los baldes sean pin-
tados de rojo, con la palabra "ciga-
rette only" de un lado y "fire preven-
tion" del otro.
Los baldes han sido colocados en
lugares apropiados en los alinace-
nes de Balboa y en los centres de
scrvicio y los chliitce.s los lihan usado
1'] Departnciinnlo dc Aba.stos ha
agradecido la solulii6n a rste moles-
toso probleima y la I)ivisi6n hde Bom-
beros tmnbi(iii p1er la ayuda en la
prevniii6n do incendios.
'anmii(i'n la, organizaci6n del Canal
estlA agradecida por la sigesti6n y el
pasado viernes, La Chapelle recibio
in chequem por $35 de part del Pro-
grama Ide Premios por Incentiva,
dehido a su aynda en promover la
seguridad y el iantcnimicnto de

PaFgina 3

Noviembre 12, 1965


Fueron Entregados Premios

Por Servicio Sobresaliente

Cuatro empleados, todos traba-
jando con unidades de la Direcci6n
de Abastos y Servicios Comunales,
recibieron premios de $150 por ser-
vicio sobresaliente el jueves por la
maiiana durante la ceremonia regu-
lar de premios en Balboa Heights.
Estos premios y 50 otros por suge-
rencias beneficiosas desde $15 hasta
un miximo de $500 fueron para em-
pleados de la organizaci6n del Canal
en ambos lados del Istmo. Los cer-
tificados y cheques fueron entrega-
dos por el Gobernador Robert J.
Fleming, Jr., en presencia de jefes
de direcci6n y representantes de
varias unidades.
Los que recibieron premios por
servicio sobresaliente por desempefio
de sus deberes en una manera supe-
rior a los requerimientos normales
fueron Victoria Cervinio, una em-
pleada del Almacen de Balboa;
Albeit A. Roach, jefe de secci6n en
el Almac6n de Balboa; Joseph H.
White, oficinista de abastos en la
Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios
Comunales, y la Sra. Nellie T.
Collett, Jefe de la Cafeteria de
Balboa Heights.
El alto premio por incentive de
$500 fue para Martin S. Sawyer, un
Controlador de Trafico Maritimo en
la Oficina de la Capitania del Puerto
en Crist6bal, quien sugiri6 una me-
jora en Comunicaciones de la Divi-
si6n de Navegaci6n que se espera
result en un ahorro estimado de
$9.800 anuales.
Un segundo premio por incentive
de $65 fue entregado a John A.
Mann, un buzo soldador en la Divi-
si6n Industrial. Un premio de $60
fue para Keith J. Lane de la Divisi6n
de Esclusas.
Otros premios por incentive por
sugerencias beneficiosas fueron en-

tregados a Isaiah A. Gordon, de la
Division de Dragas; George T. Dar-
nall, Jr., de la Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento; David A. Landis, de la
Division de Mantenimniento; Roy A.
Watson, del Hospital; Carolyn L.
Holgerson, de la Contraloria; Cla-
rence R. Boughner, de Esclusas;
Fred E. Wells, del Ramo de Trans-
porte; Henry A. Thousand, de Ser-
vicios Administrativos, y Robert L.
Coffey, de la Contraloria.
Cyril E. Jones, de Servicios Comu-
nales; William B. Mallory, de la Di-
visi6n de Abastos; John R. Lewis,
de la Divisi6n de Bomberos; John
A. Michaelis, de la Corte; Joseph
Baker, de la Divisi6n de Esclusas;
Roy N. Thompson, de la Divisi6n de
Bomberos; Rupert Lowe, de la Con-
traloria; Betty L. Fetherston, de la
Division Industrial; Myron A.
Schroeder, de la Contraloria; Roscoe
S. Burgess, de la Divisi6n de Ferro-
carril; Eduardo E. Robinson, de Es-
clusas; Rudolph V. Prince, de Abas-
tos; Conrad Leoline Jarvis, de Ser-
vicios Administrativos; Marion F.
Green, de la Divisi6n de Bomberos;
June A. Stevenson, Divisi6n de Es-
clusas; y Madeline S. Shaw, Salu-
George Vieto, Transporte; Carlos
A. Payne, Contraloria; Frances E.
Hunnicutt, Divisi6n de Policia; Peter
N. Riley, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n;
Gerald H. Smith, Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n; Homer W. Watkins, Esclu-
sas; Chris E. Haywood, Divisi6n de
Ferrocarril; William Bailey, Divi-
si6n de Navegaci6n; Albert A. Smith
y Percival A. Samuels, Transporte y
Terminales; Ana Sonia Fulton, Divi-
si6n de Abastos; Randolph L. Green,
Division Industrial; William R.
LaChapelle, Divisi6n de Abastos; y
Keith J. Lane, Divisi6n de Esclusas.




.. "- "-.. s a "
Los nifios Raphael Hylton y Clara Gil muestran algunos de los objetos
hechos a mano por los alumnos de la Escuela Primaria de Paraiso, en la
exposici6n de products de arcilla y de costura, con motivo de la celebraci6n
del aniversario de la independencia de la Rep6blica de PanamA.

Se Jubila el Alcaide de Gamboa y

Le Dan Gran Fiesta de Despedida

Una fiesta de gala de despedida,
en honor de William Harry Munyon,
Alcaide de la Penitenciaria de Cam-
boa, y de la Sra. Munyon, serA cele-
brada el viernes 3 de diciembre, en
el Club Campestre y de Golf de
Habra comida y refrescos y desde
las 8 p.m. hasta la media noche, el
organista Frank AzcArraga, tocara
para que los que asistan al acto,
puedan divertirse y bailar.
Las reservaciones podrAn hacerse
llamando a R. Baker, en el Club
Campestre y de Golf de Gamboa,
tel6fono 6-190; a Lloyd Roberts,
6-231; o al Sargento Walter E. Trout,
William Harry Munyon naci6 en
Eldora, Nueva Jersey, y lleg6 al Istmo
el 20 do marzo de 1935, a bordo
del barco norteamericano Chateau
Thierry. Estuvo con la Artillcria de
Campo, de 1934 a 1939 y fue ascen-
dido a cabi y luego a surgento.
Sc le dio de alit lhonorablemente
en Fort Clayton, 0l 11 de diciembre
de 1939 y al dia siguiente, empez6 soi
servicio con el Canal ide PananilA,
como guardia de esclusa, en Pedro

Miguel. Fue trasladado a la Divisi6n
de Policia, como policia de la Zona
del Canal, el 18 de junio de 1940.
El 22 de marzo de 1945, fue ascen-
dido a sargento de policia y asignado
temporalmente a la Penitenciaria de
Gamboa, como Segundo Ayudante
Interino del Alcaide. Fue ascendido
a teniente de policia el 30 de agosto
de 1951 y designado en propiedad
Segundo Ayudante del Alcaide. En
1954 fue ascendido a capitAn y ayu-
dante del alcaide, lo que fue seguido
3 afios despues por su designaci6n
como Alcaide, posici6n que ha
desempefiado hasta su jubilaci6n.

Promedio ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
15 a 19 afios (14 por ciento), y de
1 a 5 afios (13 por ciento), de 5 a 9
aios (12 por ciento), y de 10 a 14
afios (11 por ciento).
Solo el 8 por ciento de los em-
pleados tienen por lo menos 30 afios
de servicio. El informed fue preparado
de las listas IBM de todos los em-
pleados de la organizaci6n del Canal
de PananiA, a octubre de 1965.


Alumnos de la Escuela Primaria de Paraiso ejecutan el baile de la cuadrilla, durante
cabo en el plantel durante las celebraciones del aniversario de la independencia de


Esclusas de Mfraflores ---- 2.139
Esclusas de Gat nc------ 234
Las Cruces, 4 viajes ---- 520
Reina Manuelita, 1 viaje _- 25
Transitos: Caledonien .--- 384
Jardines de Summit 150
Gran Total.---- 3.452

Luther Quinn, a la derecha, recibi6
el viernes por la noche en el Estadio
de Balboa, un bonito reloj y un per-
gamino, por haber sido escogido el
jugador del mes de agosto de las
ligas menores de los Estados Uni-
dos por la Topps Chewing Gum, Inc.
La entrega la hizo Herbert Ray-
bourn, professor de educaci6n fisica
en la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa
y explorador de los Piratas de Pitts-
burgh en el Istmo. Quinn es segunda
base del club Salem de la Liga
Appalachian, sucursal de los Piratas.

La Orden ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Medicine y Cirugia, y ha dictado
conferencias en la Escuela de Medi-
cina de la Universidad de Panama.
El Dr. Strumpf y su esposa pla-
nean partir del Istmo en enero e irAn
a Espafia a ver a su hija Dorothy
recibiendo su master en la Univer-
sidad de Madrid.

Subi6 el Nivel . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
fuerte y un nutrido trafico por el
Canal, mantuvieron el nivel de los
lagos bajo lo normal.
Al acercarse el Lago Gatfin a su
nivel maximo, la Direcci6n de Mari-
na emiti6 un memorandum, por
medio del cual se le permit a los
barcos un calado maximo en agua
tropical de 39 pies. Este fue el se-
gundo aumento de 6 pulgadas en el
calado de los barcos desde el 28
de octubre, cuando la limitaci6n en
el calado estaba a 38 pies. Este pie
de aumento, incrementa enormemen-
te la capacidad de los barcos.

el acto cultural llevado a
la Repiblica de Panama.


La sangre- es algo en lo que
nunca pensamos . hasta que
tenemos necesidad de ella. Y en-
tonces puede convertirse en asun-
to de vida o muerte. Un program
para identificar los tipos de san-
gre se estd desarrollando en las
comunidades latinoamericanas d"
la Zona del Canal, patrocinado
por los Consejos Civicos Latino-
americanos, en cooperacion con
el Banco de Sangre del Hospital
Gorgas. Se clasificardn. centena-
res de tipos de sangre. Una ofici-
na central, operada por volunta-
rios, hard possible que el Banco
de Sangre sepa donde localizar a
los posibles donates, ya que en
casos de tipos raros de sangre, es
vital el rdpido acceso a esta infor-
Para que se entienda el propd-
sito de donar sangre, su composi-
cidn quimica, caracteristicas y
uso, la siguiente informaci6n ha
sido suministrada para una series
de articulos en el SPILLWAY.
S0 a *

La sangre solamente proviene de
humans normales y saludables.
Despues de dar sangre, sta es some-
tida a cierto process y luego guar-
dada en un banco de sangre para
cuando sea necesaria. El tiempo de
almacenaje es limitado-cerca de 500
horas-de manera que es necesario
un suministro constant de sangre.
No es possible extraer una gran can-
tidad de sangre y almacenarla du-
rante meses.
La persona que dona sangre debe
tener un incentive. Por lo general,
de acuerdo con las razones que moti-
van su donaci6n, los donantes de
sangre se dividen en tres grupos:
seguridad, reposici6n y voluntario.


El donante de sangre "por seguri-
dad" es una persona percatada del
problema existence en el suministro
de sangre en caso de que 6l o su
familiar necesiten sangre. Peri6dica-
mente dona una unidad de Langre
para proteger tanto a si mismo como
a su familiar. El basa su donaci6n en
un program que debe abarcar toda
la comunidad y que debe colaborar
con el suministro de los requerimien-
tos de sangre. El se ayuda a si mismo,
a su familiar, al banco de sangre don-
de hace su donaci6n, y al recipient.
El "donante por reposici6n" da
sangre para reemplazar aquella que
fue dada a un paciente, generalmen-
te un pariente o amigo. Despues de
la donaci6n el paciente recibe cr6-
dito y la unidad de sangre recibida se
mantiene en el banco de sangre hasta
cuando sea necesaria. Es casi impo-
sible encontrar "donantes por repo-
Los donantes voluntarios son raros.
En tiempos de crisis-guerra, tem-
pestad, muchas personas donan san-
gre como medi'o de colaboraci6n.
Hoy dia a trav6s del pais muchas
organizaciones civicas y fraternales
con regularidad instan a sus miem-
bros a donar sangre. Los studios
sobre estos grupos demuestran que
durante un period de tiempo, sola-
mente el 8 a 10 por ciento del grupo
dona regulamente, cubriendo en esta
forma la sangre del resto.
Toda persona de 18 a 60 afios y
de tamafio normal que est6 en buena
salud, puede dar una pinta de sangre
cada 10 semanas sin peligro alguno.
Se excluyen aquellas personas que
han sufrido de hepatitis, malaria y
sifilis. Hay otras exclusiones no per-
manentes las cuales se explicaran al
donante en perspective. Al efectuarse
la donaci6n se extraen 16 onzas (una
pinta) de sangre en 10 minutes con
un procedimiento relativamente sin



John Paterson, Ingeniero de Planta en la Divisi6n de Esclusas, a la derecha,
observe cuando J. C. Dyer, Inspector de Seguridad de la Direcci6n de
Marina en el sector AtlAntico, entrega certificados para Premios de Primeros
Marina en el sector Atlantico, entrega certificados de Primeros Auxilios a
cuatro empleados de la Divisi6n de Esclusas en el Atlantico por haber ter-
minado con 6xito el curso avanzado de primeros auxilios dictado por la Cruz
Roja Americana. Los que recibhen certificados son, de izquierda a derecha:
William R. Ward, Alfred C. Goodrich, Caleb C. Clement y Warren LeDoux.

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