The Panama Canal spillway =

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


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


Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note:
Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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Vol. IV, No. 23 50 Years of Service To Worl d Commerce Friday, November 26, 1965

Vol. IV, No. 23 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, November 26, 1965



The U.S. Hercules, the Dredging Division's 250-ton capacity floating
crane, lifts an LCU (landing craft utility) at the Industrial Division, Mount
Hope. This was but one of four such lifts. The LCU's are undergoing
underwater repairs to their hulls. They were being towed from the west
coast of the United States to Turkey.

Parfitt Expresses Appreciation

For Agencies' Support of CFC

On the successful conclusion of
the Combined Federal Campaign,
Lt. Gov. H. R. Parfitt, chairman of
the Federal Coordinating Com-
mittee, expressed appreciation to

Luxurious New

Flagship Here

On Indies Cruise
The Sagafjord, the Norwegian
America Line's new flagship, was
one of the first cruise ships to visit
Cristobal this season. She docked
before 8 a.m. Monday with 400 pas-
sengers taking a 19-day West Indies
cruise and sailed the same day at
7 p.m. for Kingston, Jamaica.
Built in France, the luxurious new
Sagafjord was designed by the tech-
nical department of the Norwegian
America Line to meet the demands
of long pleasure cruises and also for
the North Atlantic service. She is
large enough to provide spacious
living and recreational facilities and
small enough to dock at some of the
less spacious ports in far-away places.
On cruises, passengers are limited
to 450, all of whom can be served
at a single sitting in the luxurious
Saga dining room.
The Sagafjord is scheduled to call
again at the .Canal in April 1966.
She will arrive in Balboa on the last
lap of a 21-port 93-day round-the-
world cruise. She will make her first
transit of the Canal April 6 on her
way to New York.
C. B. Fenton, representing the
Norwegian America Line at the
Canal, announced that the Oslofjord
and the Bergensfjord, two other well
known ships of the fleet, will visit
the Canal in January 1966.

personnel of all agencies for their
generous support of the campaign.
Lieutenant Governor Parfitt's state-
ment follows:
"We can all note with gratification
the Canal Zone Area's fine accom-
plishment of exceeding its goal in
the Combined Federal Campaign.
"This means that 21 participating
agencies of the Canal Zone United
Fund and 4 International Service
Agencies, with whose work we are
all familiar, will have funds to con-
tinue their worthy programs during
the coming year.
"Preliminary reports indicate that,
with a goal of $164,275, the total
amount contributed this year was
more than $166,000.
"By agencies, the contributions
were: Panama Canal organization,
(Continued on p. 4)

Christmas Festival

Benefit Shows Set

For Dec. 8 and 9
A Christmas Festival, described
as "the best in holiday entertain-
ment" will be presented December 8
and 9 in the Canal Zone as a
community project sponsored by
USARSO in support of the United
The opening night performance
will be in Coco Solo Theater
Wednesday, December 8, at 8 p.m.
The performance in the Balboa
Theater will be presented Thursday,
December 9 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at the
Coco Solo and Balboa theaters, at
all military installations and at the
YMCAs in Cristobal and in Balboa.

More Than 300 Leaving PanCanal

In November-December Retirements

The largest retirement ceremony
in the history of the Panama Canal
organization will be held in mid-
December, when well over 300
Canal employees will leave the
organization's service. The retire-
ment figure for November-December
tops the retirement roster for the
entire year 1964 the year before that,
and indeed most normal years.
In all, 815 Panama Canal em-
ployees are eligible to retire through
December and recevie the 8.1 per-
cent bonus under the Daniels Act
(the retirement bonus act) and the
amendment that extended the bene-
fits of the new law for a month from
November 30 to December 30 for
eligible employees.
As of last Friday 279 employees
of the Panama Canal organization
had indicated that they will take

Work Started

On New School

At Fort Gulick
Another modern school building
is to be added next year to the Canal
Zone school system. It will be a 21-
classroom elementary school in Fort
Gulick on which work was started
this month by the Panama contract-
ing firm of Diaz & Guardia.
Similar in design to the elementary
school in Diablo Heights, the new
school will accommodate from 600
to 700 pupils. It will be a one-story
masonry structure built in an "H"
shape with 19 basic classrooms,
2 special teaching classrooms, and
2 kindergarten classrooms. A court
for special school and community
activities has been included in the
plans. The building will be com-
pletely air conditioned.
In addition to the academic build-
ing, the contract includes a covered
play shelter, a chilled water plant,
roads, and parking areas.
Diaz & Guardia, with an offer of
$762,829 was low on the project
when bids were opened in Septem-
ber. The contract was awarded last
month and work of construction was
started recently.

Saturday Hours

For Cristobal

Library Extended
Library hours for the Cristobal
School Community Library in the
Cristobal Junior-Senior High School
building at Coco Solo will be in-
creased to include Saturday after-
noons, effective tomorrow.
The new Saturday schedule will
be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to
5 p.m.
The added Saturday hours are at
the request of the Civic Council, and
(Continued on p. 4)

Last Week's Visitors
Miraflores Locks __.. _-____ 1,868
Gatun Locks -__-______-_ 374
Las Cruces, partial transit 763
Reina Manuelita, partial transits 45
San Lorenzo visitors _______. 60
Summit Garden visitors 290
Purification Plant visitors 60
Transits, 1: Oronsay ____-_ 1,058

Grand total


advantage of the retirement bonus,
and the figure changes daily, accord-
ing to the Panama Canal Personnel
Of the 279 employees who will
receive their retirement certificates in
December 48 are U.S. citizens and
231 are non-U.S. citizens.
Thirty-four of the U.S. citizens
and one hundred-one non-U.S. cit-
izens are being reemployed for
periods of 1 to 6 months that will
permit the organization to make
necessary adjustments in leave and
work schedules that result when
experienced employees leave.
The bonus act brought a surge in
non-U.S. citizen employees' retire-
ments. Prior to this time most non-
U.S. citizens-who may continue in
employment until they are 70 years
of age-remained on the rolls until
mandatory retirement age.

Only 49 of the 231 non-U.S. em-
ployees on the retirement list reside
in the Canal Zone, 172 of the em-
ployees retiring under the bonus act
reside in the Republic of Panama.
In 1964, retirement certificates
were presented 283 Panama Canal
employees. That figure represented a
slight increase over 1963, when 268
employees retired from Canal serv-
ice. With the current 279 applica-
tions for retirement, the 1965 retire-
ments have zoomed to 514 and the
figure is expected to be higher by
December 30.
Employees who plan to take ad-
vantage of the amended Daniels Act
are asked to contact, in person, the
retirement office of the Panama
Canal Employee Services Branch,
Ancon, or the Cristobal retirement
office, not later than December 10.

New officers of the Association of Graduate Librarians of the Isthmus of
Panama were installed at a luncheon at the Tivoli Guest House. Left to
right are Mrs. Xenia Aponte, Spanish language secretary; Mrs. Eleanor
D. Burnham, treasurer; Mrs. Frances R. Kennington, president; Mrs.
Carmen Herrera, vice president; and Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, English
language secretary. Guest speaker at the quarterly meeting was Miss Luisa
Quesada, director of the Department of Statistics and Census of the Comp-
trollers Office of the Republic of Panama, who gave an interesting lecture
on the Atlas de Panama, recently edited and published by her department.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

To Give Demonstration Dec. 2

The world-famous U.S. Air Force
Thunderbirds will arrive at Howard
AFB on November 30. The jet
acrobatic team, which was last in
Panama in 1961, will present a
demonstration at 10:45 a.m. Thurs-
day morning, December 2, at
Albrook AFB. The performance will
be in conjunction with the USAF
School for Latin America gradua-
Gates at Albrook AFB will be open
to the public at 9:30 a.m. Canal Zone
High School and Junior High School
students will be let out of classes
onto the school grounds to watch
the demonstration.
The Thunderbirds are professional
Air Force pilots who perform what
has been likened to an aerial ballet,
as they maneuver their sparkling
red, white, aud blue F-100 Super-
Sabre jet fighters like a precision drill
The demonstration includes a pre-

planned sequence of loops, rolls,
whifferdills and cloverleaf turns,
climaxed by their famous "bomb
burst," in which the planes in the
diamond formation climb vertically
in front of the audience and break
away to the four points of the
compass. Trailing white smoke like
a bursting rocket, each airplane dives
for the ground. Approaching the field
from opposite directions, the F-100s
cross head on at closing speeds of
up to 1,200 miles per hour directly
in front of the crowd.
Since their activation in 1953 the
Thunderbirds have performed in 45
countries before more than 60 million
spectators. They recently were a
ma'or attraction at the International
Air Show in Paris.
The team will appear throughout
Central America after performing
in the Canal Zone. They also will
perform in Guadalajara, Mexico,
before departing for Howard.


November 26, 1965

rio rePa per

Grigore Paper

Presented at

UN Unit Meet

The middle initial of Julius Gri-
gore, Jr., Assistant Chief of the Pan-
ama Canal's Industrial Division,
could be "C" for catamaran.
He was one of the initiators of the
U.S. Johnson, the world's first water
jet-propelled aluminum alloy 45-foot
catamaran used for hydrographic
survey on the Great Lakes. As the
project engineer for the development
and test of amphibious vehicles of
the U.S. Government, he can-and
does-discuss with authority the sub-
ject of catamarans and of negotiating
surf zones.
He wrote an article on this subject
for The Military Engineer 1962 and
now, 3 years later, was asked by the
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations to comment
on the catamaran hull as a floating
work platform for small fishing boats.
His paper is to be presented at the
third FAO (Food and Agriculture
Organization) technical meeting on
fishing boats now in session in
Goteborg, Sweden, at the invitation
of the Government of Sweden.
"Acceptance of the catamaran hull
as a floating work platform is begin-
ning to dawn upon the imagination
of the prospective user," said Grigore.
"It has been too long in coming, even
though some of the delay has been
keyed to the progress of design,
metalurgical and welding develop-
The invitation to Grigore to con-
tribute comments on the catamaran
came from Jan-Olof Traung, Chief,
Fishing Boat Section of the Food
Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, in Rome. The United
Nations official had learned of Gri-
gore through the article in The
Military Engineer magazine and
through MacLear and Harris of New
York, naval architects of the U.S.
Johnson. MacLear and Harris pre-
pared a paper for presentation at the
United Nations' third FAO technical
meeting on fishing boats and Grigore
was asked to contribute to Frank R.
MacLear's paper on the use of the
catamaran hull as a platform for
small fishing boats.

At The
Week Beginning Saturday,
November 27, 1965
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:00, 6:00, 8:45 p.m.-Mary
Mon., 7:30 p.m.-Gunfight At Sandoval
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Torpedo Run
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-My Blood Runs
Fri., 7:00 p.m.-Apache Rifles
Saturday Evening-The Money Trap
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Tha Bounty
Sunday Evening-Monday-Zorba The
Tues.-Days Of Wine And Roses
Wed.-The Hanged Man
Thurs.-A Distant Trumpet
Fri.-The Sword Of All Baba
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.The Time
Saturday, 8:15 p.m.-Dear Brigitte
Sun.-The Finest Hours
Tues.-The Hanged Man
Wed.-Zorba The Greek
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-A Distant Trumpet
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Saturday Evening-For Love Or Money
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00 p.m.-A Very
Special Favor
Tues.-Escape By Night
Wed.-Raiders Of Leyte Gulf
Thurs.-Susan Slade
Fri.-Mary Poppins
Saturday Evening-Operation Crossbow
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The 7th
Sunday Evening-Monday-Hot Enough
For June
Tues.-55 Days At Peking
Wed.-The Solid Gold Cadillac
Thurs.-You Can't Run Away From It
Fri.-Dear Brigitte
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Curse
Of The Demon

"Merry Christmas"-Early: The Austin children wanted to make sure that were the first to give a Christi
to their friend and protector at the Gatun Elementary School crossing. So they jumped the gun by more
month and presented a beautiful driftwood floral arrangement, made by their mother, to Canal Zone Po
Gail Fortner. Fortner has lived and worked in Catun for the past 17 years and is known for his sporn
amiability, his jovial good-nature, and understanding of children. Presenting the gift is Bobby Austin
Austins are, left to right, Johnny, Kenny, and Elizabeth, children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Austin of

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Sand answers


What should I do when a green
traffic light changes to yellow as
I approach an intersection?-If you
can do so safely, you must come
to a stop. If you can't stop safely,
you may proceed through the in-
tersection with caution.
Who has the right of way at an inter-
section where traffic is not con-
trolled?-The first vehicle in the
intersection has the right of way.
When two vehicles enter an inter-
section from different highways at
the same time, the vehicle to the
left must yield to the vehicle on
his right. However, you should be
alert to the danger that the vehicle
on your left may not yield, and in
that case you should yield to avoid
an accident. This is known as
defensive driving.

Saturday Evening-Sammy The Way-Out
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-The Black
Sunday Evening-The Sandpiper
Tues.-The Money Trap
Thurs.-The Solid Gold Cadillac
Fri.-55 Days At Peking

Special Matinees
Saturday, November 27, 1965
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
The Great Sioux Uprising-Jeff Chandler,
Faith Domergue: One of history's best
known Indian stories. (In Color.) AYC.
T-86 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Lightning Guns-Charles Starret, Smiley
Burnette: A woolly adventure tale of the
wild West. T-62 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Toy Tiger-Jeff Chandler, Laraine Day,
Tim Hovey in a fine family motion pic-
ture. (In Color.) T-95 mins.
6:15 p.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.
2:00 p.m.
The Kid From Broken Gun-Charles Star-
rett: A fast-moving gun-blazing western.
T-62 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Born To Sing-Walt Disney's symphony of
song and color!
OAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.


To Fear a Painted Devil is a new
mystery by Ruth Rendell. The scene
is a small English village during the
wasp season and the victim is killed
by multiple wasp stings. His wife is
a beautiful and attractive woman
whose many admirers make good
murder suspects. This is a Crime
Club publication.
Patricia Highsmith's The Story
Teller is quite a different sort of
who-dun-it although its locale is an
English village also and the heroine
is young and beautiful. Her husband
is a more complicated personality
than even she can guess. His con-
tinuing thought is: Wouldn't it be
fascinating if I murdered my wife
and hid her body? The suspense is
well sustained and the writing is
smooth and readable.
In When You Need a Lawyer
Kenneth and Irene Donelson alert
you to your legal rights as well as to
the dangers which you risk if you
do not seek legal advice when you
should. The book is written in a
lively style and is illustrated with line
drawings which are amusing as well
as informative. The result is that the
sound common sense which the book
provides is absorbed painlessly and
even pleasantly. The Donelsons are
a husband and wife legal team.
In Procession, John Gunther, famed
author of Inside Europe, Inside Latin
America, and others, has provided a
new book which will fascinate his
many readers. It is composed of por-
traits of many of the world's leaders
over the past 30 years. As Gunther
puts it, he pulled "some of the chap-
ters about people out of their old
beds in the Inside books and else-
where, and [stood] them up together
in a single volume."

(Courtesy National Safety News)


By Eleanor Burnharr

John Creasey's Murder, I
Australia is another Superin
West who-dun-it. In this (
doughty Scotland Yard detect
into a real problem-an enti
tralian shipping line appear
involved in the crime, with t
for the Superintendent to m
trip from London to Aust
order to solve it.

The high school level General
Education Tests are to be admin-
istered again at the Canal Zone Col-
lege on December 9, 10, 11, and 13.

Retail Store Hours:

Christmas Season
Balboa, Coco Solo and Rainbow
City Retail Stores
(Including Housewares and Shoes)
Through December 16-Regular
store schedule.
December 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and
23-Open continuously 9:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m.
December 19 (Sunday)-Closed.
.' December 24 and 31-Open con-
tinuously 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
December 27 (Food Section Only)-
Regular Store Hours.
December 28, 29, 30-Regular Store
January 3 (Food Sections Only)-
Regular Store Hours.

Paraiso and Gamboa
Through December 18-Regular
store schedule.
December 19 (Sunday)-Closed.
December 20, 21, 22, and 23-Open
mas gift continuously 9:00 a.m. to 8:00
e than a p.m.
)liceman December 24 and 31-Open con-
taneous tinuously 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
-. Other
SGatun. December 27 through 30-Regular
Store Hours.

Margarita and Gatun
S Through December 23-Regular
store schedule.
o n December 24 and 31-Open con-
tinuously 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
n December 27 through 30-Regnlar
London- store schedule.
ntendent All stores and gasoline stations
one the will be closed December 25 and
tive digs January 1.
ire Aus- All units will be open regular
rs to be schedules and hours from Decem-
he need they were engaged in one kiss which
ake the continued for the duration of the
tli.. in ber 28 through December 30.

A Los Angeles couple received a
traffic ticket for failure to drive on
when a traffic signal changed to
green. The policeman noted that
green light.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00- SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sacred Heart
1:20- EBF: "The Brass Choir"
1:30-Parade of Sports
3:45- "Parade of Sports" (Cont.)
4:00- Sunday Playhouse:
"Shocking Miss Pilgrim"
5:25-Championship Bridge
5:45-Airman's World
6:00- Chronicle
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-Space: "Man's Greatest
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
8:30-Danny Thomas
9:00-SCN News
9:05-SCN Special:
"On Broadway Tonight"
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Night Movie:
"The Limping Man"
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:
"Teenagers From Outer
Final Edition Headlines
5:00- SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: "Oil Across Sumatra"
6:30-Armed Forces Feature Report

6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-To Tell the Truth
7:30-Sherif of Cochise
8:00-SCN News
8:05- Wednesday Night at the Movies:
"Foxes Of Harrow"
10:00-SCN Open House
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: "Issues and Answers"
6:30-AFIF: "Architects of Peace"
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
9:05-Jimmy Dean Show
9:30-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theatre:
"You Only Live Once"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30- Man In Space
6:30-Communism: Myth vs. Reality
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:30-Expedition Colorado
3:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-SCN News
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Night Movie:
"Slattery's Hurricane"
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"
2:40-"A Moment in History"
3:00-Magic Land of Alakazam
3:20-Saturday Playhouse:
"The Limping Man"
4:30-Championship Wrestling
5:30-This Is the Life
6:00-Weekend '65
6:20-C.Z. Calendar
6:30- True Adventure
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Hollywood Talent Scouts
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Jackie Gleason
9:00-SCN News
9:05- Lawrence Welk
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Sports Wrap Up
10:30- The Tonight Show
Final Edition Headlines

Page 2

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November 26, 1965


Capt. Carl Steve Merlino (center), receives congratulations from Col. H. W. Urrutia, U.S. Army Forces Southern
Command's Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (G-3), after being commissioned a captain in
the Regular Army. Looking on during the ceremony is Clyde A. Willman (right), principal of Balboa High School,
who was representing the Canal Zone schools. Captain Merlino is professor of Military Science at Cristobal
High School. Born in Hammonton, N.J., he attended theUniversity of Pennsylvania and was graduated with a
B.S. degree from Drexel Institute of Technology in Pennsylvania. Captain Merlino was assigned to Cristobal
High School in 1963 and is head of the ROTC on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus. He is married and resides at
Fort Davis. Mrs. Merlino is a kindergarten teacher at the Fort Davis and the Gatun Elementary schools.


Robert N. Bowen
Margaret F. Wiggin
Charles Morris
F1lix AlemAn
Eliseo Jahn
Walter F. Jarvis
Yane Leves
Robert H. McConaughey
William G. Monroe
Arsenio I. Morales
Radil Rodriguez B.
Albert J. Wanner
Marion Woodruff
Reynold Yearwood
Jos6 F. Samaniego
Oliver L. Bailey
Sabino John
Lileane Jones
Earle G. Moore
Charles McG. Brandl
Ernesto Gittens
Luke Lambert
Clarence A. Layne
Joselyn D. Lynch
Owen W. Smith
Wilma D. Crump
William H. Hele
William W. Hoyle
Dr. Robert A. Kennedy
Richard H. Kinsey
James S. Kraemer

Thomas M. Love
Herman 0. Myrie
Huey J. Sigur
David E. Stocker
Elizabeth Brown
Ernesto Cover
Virginia P. Kennedy
Vera G. Mobley
Dr. Eduardo E. Selles
William 0. Barrett
Frank Pierre Morris
Federico F. Parkins

Byron Bowen
Harold Brenner
David Coffey
Lester Cover
Cleveland Dennis
Daniel Lawson
Lester Fersgren
Herman Fox
Thomas Hernandez
Rail Leinch
Hamilton Mearle
Benjamin Thomas
Randolph Wekingstad
Hubert Gould
Luis Cadilla
Marian Gregg
Mary Ann Spivey
Alvin James
James McDade

An ""Indian Eden Off Panama"

Is'Label Given San Bias Isles

The San Bias Islands are featured
in a 3-page article beautifully illus-
trated in color in the September-
October issue of Clipper, Pan Amer-
ican World Airways publication.
A 1/-page picture shows two San
Blas beauties in their colorful molas,
wrap-around skirts and pure gold
nose rings, paddling a dugout canoe
in the Caribbean, with one of the
360-odd specks of island in the
"Indian Eden Off Panama," by
Julie Smith, describes the Islands as
a primitive paradise where money
grows on trees and women are worth
their weight in gold. "No one,
however, should be so naive as to
plan to settle down to a life of
dalliance with the gold-decked dam-
sels beneath the palms: for the San
Bias Indians have a taboo on tourists
dating back to the days of the Con-

quistadores. Now, outsiders are per-
mitted a glimpse behind the coconut
curtain, but they are not allowed to
own property or stay overnight,"
says the author.
She describes the guided tours to
the Islands from Panama City and
says that a few hours in this Indian
Eden sends many a traumatized
traveler reluctantly back to his
civilized world of television and
tension, ulcers, and income tax.
Although the San Blas use coconuts
as money (with the rate running
seven to a nickel), the Indians show
no aversion to accepting currency in
exchange for trinkets. She describes
the mola and says that nothing from
Balenciaga could be more original
or one-of-a-kind.
Of the San Blas matrons, she says
that they rule the roost and not only
own all the property but wear the

Keeps Blood

Condition Good
You should be concerned about
iron, since iron deficiency may be
more common than previously
thought. Iron helps keep the blood
in good condition.
It is important that infants, grow-
ing children, and also women during
their child-bearing years obtain suffi-
cient iron. Males, once they become
adults, rarely develop iron deficiency.
Meat, green vegetables, dried
beans, nuts, and whole grained and
enriched cereals are the best sources
of iron. Most meats provide much
iron. Eggs, oysters, sardines, and
shrimp are good sources. Dry beans,
lentils, nuts, prunes, dates, and
raisins are good sources of iton, pro-
viding about 5 milligrams per cup.
Whole wheat bread also is a rather
good source. One slice will provide
0.5 milligrams of iron. Insofar as it
is possible to generalize about diets,
it can be stated that daily menus,
chosen from a wide variety of food
and patterned after the four food
groups, will provide from 12 to 18
milligrams of iron per day.
Adults and older children should
have 15 milligrams daily to get the
nutritional requirements.
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.

bank account on their backs in the
form of gold bars and bracelets,
earrings, and necklaces of gold coins.
To say she is worth her weight in
gold is no cliche on the San Blas.
"The Islands of San Blas, Panama's
panacea for the world-weary, are
just a javelin's throw across the
waves, but for most people they are
as far out as you can get, short of
joining the Astronauts in Outer
Space," says the article.

Long-Suffering Employees Saluted I

The following column, "Government by Cussing" by Eugene Pat-
terson, appeared in the Atlanta Constitution.
"The all-powerful Federal Government, that booger man with which
small children are frightened into occasional obedience by their elders down
South, is more often a musclebound Ferdinand of a bull, and that isn't
necessarily bad.
"Presidents compromise. Courts limit. Congressmen view with alarm.
And the laws, when finally born, are three parts caution and one part
booby trap.
"Lawyers spring the traps to except their clients. Politicians get elected
by claiming the precautions aren't there. The press and the public scrutinize
the whole process disapprovingly and demand to know why the spirit of
liberty ever countenanced any infringement on willfulness to begin with.
"This messy and circumscribed package is then handed to employees of
the Federal Government to enforce. And these people become fair game
when they try to execute the fuzzy mandate of the democratic process.
"If they are aggressive and conscientious, they risk being called police
statists. So in the performance of their statutory duties they bend backward
to interfere as little, not as much, as possible.
"Wage-hour investigators, for instance, are few in the South. The few
know far more about minimum wage dodgers than the dodging companies
think. But they are loath to move in voluntarily, and require lawful wages,
lest the cry go up that tentacles of the Federal octopus are strangling the
defenseless weakfish. It usually takes an employee complaint to bring them
down on even the most notorious company.
"Even then, when the company is caught red-handed, the Federals
usually give it a chance to make retribution to its employees and that's the
end of it. Federal prosecution is the last thing most Federal executives want
to undertake. For they know the hue and cry that will go up then.
"What reward do the Federal workers, 20,000 of whom live in Atlanta,
get in return for their forbearance? Why, they're called do-nothing,
inefficient, red-tape bureaucrats. They can't win.
"Daily, and always quietly, they see to it that your neighbor pays his
taxes just as you do; predict your weather; control your airliner in traffic;
compel quality in Federal expressway construction; conserve your soil;
control forest fires; inspect your foods and drugs; arrest your predators;
plan your dams; fight for your country, and take your abuse.
"But this isn't all bad. The suspiciousness with which individuals
scrutinize Government activity is a healthy part of the American check and
balance. Ours still is an impulse not of gimme, but of git. The Federal
employee knows it better than most citizens. The good ones accept, as part
of their jobs, the expectation that they will have the patience of Job, the
wisdom of Solomon, the hide of a rhino and the long-suffering integrity to
act always as firmly as they should, though seldom as fully as they could.
And they accept the fact that nobody will notice their unreciprocated tact,

or appreciate it."

Graduate of BHS

Wins Scholastic

Honors at Duke
Robert W. Widell, a senior at Duke
University, has been elected into
Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity.
This honor, accorded to those in the
upper 7.1 percent of the combined
senior classes of Trinity College,
Woman's College, and the College
of Engineering, is considered the
highest scholastic honor a student
may gain in American colleges and
Widell was a Balboa High School
honor graduate and has made the
Dean's List every year since entering
Duke University. He is majoring in
political science and history with
emphasis on Latin America and
hopes to study in South America
after graduation before seeking a
doctorate in the United States. He
plans to make a career of college
Other honors he has won at the
university include Sigma Delta Pi,
National Spanish Honorary frater-
nity; participant in Honor Masters
Program financed by the Ford Foun-
dation to encourage good students
to enter the college teaching profes-
sion, and a summer school scholar-
ship. He has participated in the
History Senior Seminar, United Cam-
pus Christian Fellowship, and is a
YMCA Chapel Usher.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
A. Widell of Los Rios.


Traffic skidded to a halt and
backed up rapidly when male mo-
torists sighted a blonde in a topless
bathing suit in a telephone booth.
Filmore, Calif., police were sum-
moned and got the vehicles moving
again by removing the shapely store-
window dummy from the booth.


Robert W. Widell

Out in Seattle, Wash., the law is
very clear. It says any person oper-
ating any type of conveyance in the
city streets is subject to traffic regula-
tions. That's why Thomas L. Tobia-
son got a citation. Patrolman Dean
Murphy said Tobiason, 20, ran a stop
sign while riding his skateboard.

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.

Page 3


November 26, 1965

"School's" Over, but They Just

Keep Right on Going to Classes

Driving along Roosevelt Avenue
at night, one frequently sees the
Panama Canal Training Center
aglow with lights and surrounded by
parked vehicles. What's going on?
If your guess is that this is an
apprentice training class, you have
the right location and the right in-
structor. But the wrong time.
In the classroom is a study group
of the Canal Zone Chapter of
the Refrigeration Service Engineers
Society who began a 3-year study
course on October 10, 1960. This
group of craftsmen meets every
Tuesday night and devotes 2 hours
to this study course on refrigeration
and air conditioning. The first course
ended December 17, 1963. The
members of the society, however,
continue to study some phase of
refrigeration and air conditioning, in

order to become more efficient
mechanics and to keep abreast of
the latest developments in their field.
Willard E. Percy, chairman of the
educational program of the Canal
Zone Chapter of the Refrigeration
Service Engineers Society, has
devoted his Tuesday nights for the
past 5 years to instructing the classes.
This teaching is in addition to his
regular position as instructor in the
Panama Canal Apprentice School.
The members assert they have all
benefited from his willingness to give
of his time and energy to make the
classes a success.
Any group of individuals can form
a study group. Those interested in
industrial subjects may contact the
Industrial Training Staff for infor-
mation and assistance.

Willard E. Percy, standing, left, chairman of the educational program of
the Canal Zone Chapter Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, demon-
strates refrigeration principles to Ted Marti, standing, right; Donald Kaan,
kneeling, left, and Les Rinehart.


Following article appeared in
the Atomic Energy Commission
bulletin "Aloominary" published
by its Albuquerque (N. Mex.)

A psychologist and experienced
executive once remarked that "a
young person starting on his first
job would do well to remember a
few important points if he would
succeed." In passing, he also opined
that "most of these points also apply
to those who have been on the job
30 years." Some of these thoughts
Don't try to cover up your inexpe-
rience or lack of knowledge with an
imperious manner.
Ask questions of your supervisors
and others who may be in the know
when you have doubts, rather than
spending hours trying to come to a
solution for which you don't have
the background.

When you've completed an assign-
ment, don't wait for the boss to tell
you what to do next. If it isn't
obvious what needs doing next, ask
him instead of opening a magazine
or a newspaper. A well run shop
never runs out of work, if it's only
reorganizing and revising files or
reviewing internal procedures to see
if they reflect the best way of doing
No matter how far down the
organizational ladder you are, you
can safely assume that your job is
important to the functioning of the
overall organization. Some of almost
everyone's work is routine and dull,
but if it needs doing it deserves your
best efforts.
Learn not to be dogmatic. Try to
understand the other person's view
and relinquish those ideas of yours
which do not prove sound and give
the other guy credit for those ideas
of his which prove superior to yours.
Also, when people tend to get on
your nerves, practice empathy. If
you do, you'll learn not to be hyper-
critical. In short, learn to get along
with people, for people constitute
the organization in which you work.
If you have an idea which you
believe would improve the organiza-
tion, study the pros and cons and if
it stands up under your objective
scrutiny, don't be reluctant to ad-
vance it to your supervisor.
Be curious to the extent you ever
keep trying to learn more about the
job, but not to the extent you pry
into another's business.
Don't discuss administratively con-
fidential business matters with
others, especially outside the organi-
Accept criticism in good grace.
Most supervisors criticize in a con-
structive vein for your benefit and
that of the organization. Few are
the bosses who criticize for the sheer
joy of it.
Be loyal to your superiors and your

27-26th Anniversary of the Atlantic
Needlework Guild.
-Golf Tournament at the Fort Davis
Golf Club, sponsored by Viceroy
International Co. Participating will
be members of Panama and Canal
Zone golf clubs.
-New Balboa Teen Club Booster Ball
at the Tivoli Guest House, 8 p.m.
A queen, "Miss Teenager" will be
crowned during the ball by F. A.
Castles, Superintendent, Division
of Schools.
28-Republic of Panama Independence Day
from Spain (1821).
-55th Anniversary of the founding of
the First Isthmian Baptist Church,
30-Piano Concert by French Pianist,
Claude Helffer, at the University of
Panama Auditorium, beginning at
8:30 p.m. The concert is free of
1-"The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, will
be presented by the Canal Zone
College Drama Department, at the
Canal Zone College Auditorium,
7:30 p.m., nightly through Decem-
ber 5. General admission is $1.
-Dedication Service for the unveiling
of a plaque in memory of the late
Father Edward J. Cooper, first
Canal Zone chaplain, at Christ
Church by the Sea, Colon, at 7:30
p.m. Gov. Robert J. Fleming, Jr.,
will be the dedicator. The public is
invited to attend.
2-Air Show by the world-famous U.S.
Air Force Thunderbirds, F-100

Super-Sabre jet fighters team. Per-
formance begins at 10:45 a.m.,
Albrook AFB.
5-"Presidential Classic Boat Race,"
sponsored by the Panama Yacht
Club, in Panama City Bay at 11
a.m. This event will feature several
types of craft, and is scheduled to
continue through late afternoon.
Tickets for watching the races at
the Yacht Club will be available
at the entrance for 15 and 25 cents.
8-Mothers Day in the Republic of Pan-
ama. (National holiday in the
Republic of Panama.)
10-Christmas Music Concerts will be held
in the Canal Zone Schools:
Dec. 10-Curundu Junior High
School in the Cafetorium at
4:30 p.m.
Dec. 14-Balboa High School
Chorus and Orchestra in the
Activities Building at 8 p.m.
Dec. 15-Cristobal High School
in the Cristobal High School
Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Dec. 16-Balboa High School
and Chorus in the Activities
Building at 8 p.m.
Dec. 17-Rainbow City Junior-
Senior High School in the
Rainbow City Gymnasium at
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21-Paraiso Junior-Senior
High School in the Paraiso
Gymnasium at 8 p.m.
12-Inauguration of the VIII Annual Fair-
Exhibit at the Colegio Javier School
in Panama City. This annual event
will continue through Decem-
ber 19.

Si ""-- "Parfitt Expresses
(Continued frooi p. 1)

.$111,500, or 97 percent of its goal;
U.S. Army, $34,000, or 109.8 percent
of goal; U.S. Air Force, $7,700, or
100.4 percent of goal; U.S. Navy,
Ott. -$6,700, or 141.7 percent of goal;
U.S. Southern Command, $2,800, or
138.9 percent of goal; other Canal
Zone Agencies, $2,375, or 103.4
percent of goal; and non-Canal Zone
Agencies, $921, or 122.8 percent of
-R .--.Y,"I wish to thank each of you who
gave so generously in this combined
View of the Cathedral Tower at Old Panama. Along the left side of the tower is an opening that probably held a effort of assistance to our fellow
wooden spiral stairway that burned in the fire that destroyed the city. In left foreground are a well and brick
archway. man.

Fastlich League

Tryouts Saturday

E. 0. Kiernam, Fastlich Teenage
Baseball League president, has
announced additional tryouts will be
held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Novem-
ber 27) at the Fastlich Field in
Balboa. All boys attending U.S. cit-
izen schools and St. Mary's School
who are between the ages of 13 and
15 are eligible for participation.
First tryouts were last Saturday
for 13-year-old boys. This Saturday
boys in the 14-15-year group will try
out at the same time and place. Any
boys who were eligible for last
Saturday's tryouts but were unable
to be there may check in at tomor-
row's tryouts session.
Registration forms may be ob-
tained from principals at Balboa
Elementary, Curundu Junior. High
School, and St. Mary's School.
The 1966 baseball season will
mark the 15th year that the late
Adalbert Fastlich and Mrs. Fastlich
have sponsored teenage baseball on
the Pacific side. Hundreds of boys
have been able to participate in the
program who otherwise would not
have had an opportunity to play
baseball between participation in the
Little League program and the
American Legion and high school

Annual Christmas

Flower Show at

Balboa "Y" Dec. 6

Ted F. Hotz, program chairman
of the Balboa Armed Services YMCA
Committee of Management, has an-
nounced that Gen. Robert W.
Porter, Jr., and Mrs. Porter will be
guests of honor at the Annual Christ-
mas Flower Show to be held in the
gymnasium of the Balboa "Y" Mon-
day Evening, December 6.
Mrs. Porter will open the show
with a ribbon cutting ceremony at
8 p.m. More than 400 exhibits by
members of the Flower Arrangement
Class will be on display. An added
feature will be a special display of
Christmas Arrangements.
Judge Cuthrie F. Crowe, chair-
man of the Balboa YMCA Committee
of Management, will serve as master
of ceremonies at the award session
prior to the opening of the show.
Mrs. Yvonne Bennett is chairman of
the Committee on arrangements,
with Mrs. Graciela Preciado serving
as co-chairman.


Sports Calendar

(Last named is home team)

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.

Saturday Hours
(Continued from p. 1)

are expected to be particularly useful
for students.
The Saturday schedule at Coco
Solo is identical with the schedules
of both Paraiso and Rainbow City
School Community libraries. Satur-
day afternoon hours became a part of
the schedule' in these two libraries
after the beginning of the school

Page 4

Coming Events



Vol. IV, No. 23 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 26 de Noviembre de 1965

Marca de Jubilaciones Habra

El Mes Proximo en el Canal

La ceremonia de jubilaci6n mias
grande en la historic de la organiza-
ci6n del Canal de Panamai tendrd
lugar a mediados de diciembre,
cuando mis de 300 empleados ter-
minaran su servicio con la organi-
zaci6n. Las cifras de jubilados para
el period noviembre-diciembre son
mis altas que las jubilaciones habi-
das durante el afio anterior de 1964
y much mAs que la mayor parte de
los afios normales.
En total, 815 empleados del Canal
de PanamA tienen derecho a jubilarse
durante el mes de diciembre y reci-
bir el bono del 8.1 por ciento, auto-
rizado por la Ley Daniels (del bono
de jubilaci6n) y la enmienda, que
extendi6 los beneficios de la nueva
ley por un mes, de noviembre 30 a
diciembre 30 para los empleados
El pasado viernes, ya 279 emplea-
dos del Canal de PanamA habian
indicado su intenci6n de aprovechar
el bono de jubilaci6n, pero la canti-
dad cambia diariamente de acuerdo

con la Direcei6n de Personal del
Canal de Panama.
Cuarenta y ocho de los 279 em-
pleados que recibiran sus certificados
de jubilaci6n en diciembre, son ciu-
dadanos de Estados Unidos y 231
no lo son.
Treinta y cuatro de los ciudadanos
de Estados Unidos y 101 de los no
ciudadanos, estAn siendo reemplaza-
dos por periods de 1 a 6 meses que
permitirA a la organizaci6n hacer los
ajustes necesarios en la programa-
ci6n de vacaciones y trabajo que es
necesario hacer cuando empleados
con experiencia se retiran.
La mencionada ley de jubilaci6n
trajo un aumento en las jubilaciones
de empleados no ciudadanos de Es-
tados Unidos. Antes de ella, los em-
pleados no ciudadanos de Estados
Unidos-que pueden continuar tra-
bajando hasta los 70 afios de edad-
seguian en sus trabajos hasta esa
S61o 59 de los 231 empleados no
(Continsia en la pdgina 4)

El Sagafjord Lleg6 el Lunes a

Cristobal con 400 Pasajeros

El Sagafjord, barco insignia de la
Norwegian America Lines, fue uno
de los primeros barcos de turismo en
visitar Crist6bal esta temporada. La
nave atrac6 antes de las 8 a.m. del
lunes con 400 pasajeros en un cru-
cero de 19 dias por las Antillas y
parti6 el mismo dia a las 7 p.m.
hacia Kingston, Jamaica.
Construido en Francia, el nuevo
Sagafjord fue disefiado por el depar-
tamento tecnico de la Norwegian
Am6rica, para satisfacer las deman-
das de largos cruceros de placer y
tambien del servicio por el AtlAntico

del Norte. La nave es tan grande
como para proporcionar amplio
espacio para acomodamiento y re-
creaci6n y lo suficientemente pe-
quefia como para entrar a los peque-
nios puertos de lugares distantes. En
viajes de crucero, acomoda s6lo 450
pasajeros, todos los cuales pueden
ser servidos de una vez, en el lujoso
sal6n comedor del Sagafjord.
Esta bella nave llegara al Istmo
una vez mAs, en abril de 1966. To-
carA en Balboa en la 61ima etapa de
un viaje de 93 dias, alrededor del
mundo y de 21 escalas. HarA su pri-

La Asociaci6n de Bibliotecarios Graduados del Istmo de PanamA celebr6 el domingo 21 de noviembre su reuni6n
trimestral con un almuerzo servido en la Casa de Huespedes Tivoli. Un nutrido grupo de miembros de la Asocia-
ci6n, escuch6 a la Srta. Luisa Quesada, Directora de Estadistica y Censo de la Contraloria General de la Repi-
blica de PanamA, disertar sobre el nuevo Atlas de PanamA-que sostiene en sus manos-editado recientemente.
por el departamento a su cargo. La charla de la Srta. Quesada fue interesantisima y efectuada en ingles y espa-
fiol. La reuni6n tuvo por fin ademas, la instalaci6n de la nueva Junta Directiva de la Asociaci6n, cuyos nuevos
directores son: Sra. Frances R. Kennington, Presidenta; Sra. Carmen Herrera, Vicepresidenta; Sra. Eleanor D.
Burham, Tesorera; Sra. Xenia Aponte, Secretaria en Espafiol; y Sra. Elizabeth Stevens, Secretaria en Ingles.

mer trinsito por el Canal el 6 de
abril, en su via'e de regreso a Nueva
C. B. Fenton, agents de la Nor-
wegian America en el Istmo, anun-
ciaron que el Oslofjord y el Bergens-
fjord, barcos sumamente conocidos
de esa linea, visitarAn el Canal en
enero de 1966.

Julius Grigore

Viajara a Suecia

Si hay alguien en el Istmo que
sabe acerca del catimar6n, ese es
Julius C. Crigore, Jr., Subjefe de la
Divisi6n Industrial, del Canal de
Fue uno de los propulsores de la
construcci6n del U.S. Johnson, el
primer ceatimar6n de propulsion a
chorro y casco de aluminio, que ac-
tualmente presta servicio de recono-
cimiento hidrogrAifico en los Crandes
Lagos. En su calidad de ingeniero de
proyecto para el desarrollo de ve-
hiculos anfibios del Gobierno de
Estados Unidos es persona sumamen-
.te autorizada en relaci6n con el cati-
mar6n y la navegaci6n por arrecifes.
Un articulo suyo apareci6 en 1962
0en la revista Military Engineer sobre
ese tema. Ahora, 3 afios despu6s, la
FAO (Organizaci6n de las Naciones
Unidas para la Agricultura y Ali-
mentaci6n), le pide que present, en
la Tercera Reuni6n T6cnica de ese
organismo, que se celebrari en Gote-
borg, Suecia, un studio sobre la
aplicaci6n del catimar6n, como pla-
taforma de trabajo, en flotas de
pequefios botes pesqueros.
Dice Crigore que la aceptaci6n
del catimar6n para que sirva de pla-
/ tafonrma de trabajo en alta mar, ha
,.*,r !-) llevado much tiempo, quizAs debido
al original disefio y al desarrollo
metalurgico y de soldadura.
La invitaei6n official le ha llegado
a Grigore, de parte de Jan-Clof
Traung, Jefe de la Secei6n de Botes
Pesqueros de la FAO, en Roma.
Verdaderamente, en cuestiones
concernientes al catimar6n, nadie en
el Istmo sabe tanto como Julius C.
Grigore, Jr.
La gr6a flotante Hircules, de la Divisi6n de Dragas, con capacidad de A prop6sito, el catimar6n es una
250 toneladas, levanta un lanch6n de desembarco en la Divisi6n Industrial barca de dos cascos que usan los
en Mount Hope. Este fue solamente uno de los cuatro levantados por la
gr6a. Los cascos de los lanchones est6n siendo sometidos a reparaciones polinesios en sus viajes. Ha sido
bajo el agua. Estaban siendo remolcados desde la Costa Occidental de modernizado y ahora abundan los
los Estados Unidos hasta Turqufa. yates catimar6n, de vela y de motor.

El Vicegobernador Agradece la

Cooperacion a Campana Federal

Combinada Para el Fondo Unido

Al finalizar con 6xito la Campafia
Federal Combinada, el Vicegober-
nador H. R. Parfitt, president del
Comit6 Federal Coordinador, expre-
s6 su aprecio al personal de todas las
agencies por su apoyo generoso a la
Campafia. La declaraci6n del Vice-
gobernador Parfitt dice:
"Podemos registrar con placer la
magnifica realizaci6n del Area de la
Zona del Canal al exceder su meta
en la Campafia Federal Combinada.
"Esto significa que 21 agencies
participants del Fondo Unido de la
Zona del Canal y 4 agencies del

Servicio Internacional, con cuyo tra-
bajo estamos todos familiarizados,
tendran fondos para continuar sus
valiosos programs durante el ailo
"Los informes preliminares indi-
can que, con una meta de $164.275,
la cantidad total contribuida este afio
fue mas de $166.000.
"Por agencies, los contribuyentes
fueron: Organizaci6n del Canal de
PanamA, 111.500, o sea 97 por ciento
de su meta; Ejercito de los EE. UU.,
$34.000, o 109.8 por ciento de la
.meta; Fuerza A6rea de los EE. UU.,
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)


Estas serin las horas de operaci6n de los Almacenes de la Zona del
Canal, durante la temporada de Navidad.
Almacenes de Balboa, Coco Solo y Rainbow City
(Inclusive Articulos del Hogar y Calzados)
Hasta diciembre 16 ______-- ..- _._._.--- Horas regulars
Dic. 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 y 23 Abierto continuamente, 9 a.m. a 8 p.m.
Die. 19 (domingo) _-_-__-______-- _------ CERRADO
Die. 24 y 31 .- Abierto continuamente, 9 a.m. a 4 p.m.
Die. 27 (s6lo Secci6n de Comidas) Horas regulars
Die. 28, 29 y 30 _------------- Horas regulars
Enero 3 (s6lo Secci6n de Comidas)_ ------- Horas regulars
Paraiso y Gamboa

Hasta diciembre 18 _-
Die. 19 (domingo)
Die. 20, 21, 22 y 23
Die. 24 y 31
Die. 27 a 30 .- -

._.._ ._._.._. .__ -..- Horas regulars
Abierto continuamente, 9 a.m. a 8 p.m.
Abierto continuamente, 9 a.m. a 4 p.m.
--- ----------- Horas regulars

Margarita y Gatin
Hasta diciembre 23 ___.. __ _. Horas regulars
Die. 24 y 31 Abierto continuamente, 9 a.m. a 4 p.m.
Die. 27 a 30 _._._. __. _- ... ___-. ... Horas regulars
Todas las unidades estarAn abiertas en horas regular. del 28 al
30 de diciembre.
Tcdas las estaciones de servicio de gasoline y los almacenes estaran
cerrados el 25 de diciembre y el 19 de enero.


Noviembre 26, 1965



26-Torneo de Nataci6n de las Escuelas de la Zona del Canal en la Piscina
de Balboa, 10 a.m.
28-Aniversario de la Independencia de PanamA de Espafia (1821).
28-Fiesta del Caf6 en Boquete.
28-Aniversario de la fundaci6n del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Panama.
30-Fiestas Patronales de San Andres Ap6stol en Las Guabas y El Rinc6n.



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 Aireo
9:00-Los Bribones


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Dick Tracy
12:25-Proupama Especial
1:00- Show de la Una
1 :45-Avances
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- Expectaci6n
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 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-El Fugitivo
9:30-Peyton Place


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Popeye el Marinero
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- 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-Te eteatro 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
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
7:30- Disloquiando
9:00- El Show de Antonio Prieto
10:00- Noticias
10:30- Teleteatro

El intercambio commercial entire las
naciones miembros de la Asociacidn
Latinoamericana de Libre Comercio
(ALALC) lleg6 a $1.203 millones en
1964, o sea un aumento del 83 por
ciento con relaci6n al de 1961.

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
6:00- Disneylandia
8:00- Cita con la Muerte
9:00-Ruta 66
11:30- Titeres y C6micas
11:50- Teatro Frances
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-Instantlneas 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
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
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 Rev61lver
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45- Bitmo y Alegria
1:15-Novela Semanal
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-Instantineas Sociales
7:00- Noticias
7:30- C6micos y Canciones
8:00-Revista Musical
9:00- Novela de las 9
9:30-Dr. Kildare
10:30- Noticias
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- 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- Seri e Aventuras
6:30--Boite de Tres Patines
6:55-Instantineas 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
11:00- Voces del Pueblo
10:30- Club Infantil Televito
11:50-La Comedia Silente
12:20- Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-De Inter6s Para Usted
1:00-Reprise: Novela de las 5
5:00-Festival de Cartones
5:30 El Pijaro Loco
6:00- El Paso al Noroeste
6:30-Las Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Estrellas Palmolive
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-Yo Fui Criminal
9:30- Los Intocables

_____En Su Pantalla_____

Viernes 26-_- NO SHOW

SAbado 27 _
Domingo 28

Lunes 29.__

Martes 30 --
Mi6rcoles 19

Master Of The World
Th- Wonderful World Of
The Brothers Grimm
The Wonderful World Of
The Brothers Grimm

Night Must Fall

Jueves 2 ... Big Parade Of Comedy
Viernes 3 NO SHOW

Master Of The World

Kissing Cousins
Night Must Fall

Big Parade Of Comedy
The Time Machine

Atlantis, The Lost Continent
and Power And The Prize

10 p.m.
The Prisoner

Viking Women And The Sea Serpent
and It Conquered The World
The Spy With My Face

The Spy With My Face
Of Human Bondage
Road Racers and
Maravillas del Circo
The Burglar
10 p.m.


.: :
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Alvin Welch es pintor en el taller de
pintura de la Esclusa de Pedro
Miguel. Pertenece a la organizaci6n
del Canal de PanamA desde hace 26
anfios. Naci6 el 19 de junior de 1910
en la poblaci6n de Culebra. "No me
acuerdo de nada, ni siquiera d6nde
estaba el pueblo en que naci", nos
dice. "Pero una vez, en la lancha
Las Cruces, uno de los Guias del
Canal de PanamA me dijo donde que-
daba y por eso es que ahora conozco
el lugar donde naci". A los 6 afios de
edad, sus padres lo llevaron a Ja-
maica, donde curs6 studios hasta
el octavo grado, regresando a Pana-
ma, en 1928. Contrajo matrimonio
en 1942 con la Sra. Vera Welch. Su
uni6n fue bendecida con el adveni-
miento de 11 retofios, 8 nifias y 3
varones; ia mayor, Marva estA casada
y vive en Estados Unidos, la merior
es Brenda que apenas tiene 3 afios y
actualmente es la reina de la casa.
Alvin Welch es tambi6n sastre de
profesi6n y en un tiempo tuvo su
pequefio taller en la ciudad de Pana-
mA, pero dice que le va much mejor
como pintor con el Canal de PanamA.
gSus diversiones? "Todo en la vida
es para mi un privilegio", nos dice,
"oero ahora mismo mi mAs grande
diversion es tender a la pequefia
Brenda, que me retiene todo el
tiempo en la casa". Termina la entre-
vista y Welch sigue efectuando su
trabajo, con expresi6n de hombre


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 solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Panami. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
vendo envfo por correo) $2.60 al afo.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.


Alfredo Farrell, es pasacables en la Esclusa de Pedro Miguel. Tiene 7 afios
de trabajar con el Canal de PanamA. El 26 de diciembre cumpliir 34 aiaos
de edad. Naci6 en la vieja poblaci6n de Red Tank, en la Zona del Canal
y termin6 su escuela secundaria en la vieja Escuela Normal de La Boca.
Anteriormente trabaj6 con varias dependencias del Ejercito de Estados
Unidos, habiendo servido como paracaidista en las Fuerzas Armadas de
los Estados Unidos durante 2 afios, en Fuerte Campbell, Kentucky. A pesar
de todas las experiencias que ha tenido durante su vida, es un hombre tran-
quilo y sumamente satisfecho en la actualidad. "'Sabe por qu?" nos
pregunta y continma diciendo "porque soy un expert en el trabajo que
hago, porque hace 2 afios me case con Joyce y estamos felizmente enamora-
dos, y porque hace 6 meses nos naci6 una hijita, Patricia, que alegra nuestro
hogar". Reconocemos que Alfredo Farrell tiene todas las razones para
sentirse satisfecho. Le preguntamos por sus pasatiempos y nos menciona
muchos, pero especialmente el baile. Nos cuenta que fue en un baile donde
conoci6 a su esposa. De los deportes dice que hasta esta iltima temporada
ha sido fanitico de los Yankees. Lo dejamos y sigue cosiendo las lonas
que se usan en los diferentes trabajos de la esclusa. En eso no hay quien
le gane a Alfredo Farrell.

La recaudaci6n de impuestos en rante los 5 primenos meses de 1965,
El Salvador aument6 en un 17 por cuando fue casi $5 millones mds que
ciento durante 1964, llegando a $12 lo recaudado durante el mismo perio-
millones, y el aumento continue du- do del ahio pasado.

Paigina 2

Gente en la Noticia

Noviembre 26, 1965


Con Participacion de la Zona

Del Canal se Celebraran el 5

Regatas de Lanchas en Panama

El domingo 5 de diciembre se pre- El program elaborado consta de
sentari en la ciudad de Panama el site pruebas, dos de las cuales son
gran program de regatas de lanchas, regatas de esquies acuiticos y las
que todos los aios organize el Club otras cinco de lanchas. La mayoria
de Yates y Pesca, de PanamA, en de estas pruebas se efectuarAn en la
honor de Marco A. Robles, Presi- Bahia de PanamA, frente a las insta-
dente de la Repuiblica de Panama,. laciones del Club de Yates y Pesca,
En estas regatas de lanchas parti- de Panama, y se pueden ver desde el
cipan los mis experimentados pilo- Paseo Balboa y Parque Anayansi con
tos representando a la gran mayoria gran comodidad.
de clubes de PanamA, Col6n, Zona A continuaci6n ofrecemos un re-
del Canal e interior y quienes todos sumen hist6rico del "ClAsico Presi-
los ailos tratan de alcanzar el triunfo dente de la Republica" y sus vence-
en el famoso "ClAsico Presidente de dores hasta el celebrado el afio
la Repuiblica". pasado.


Aho Presidente
1954-J. A. Rem6n C.
1957-E. de la Guardia, Jr.
1958-E. de la Guardia, Jr.
1959-E. de la Guardia, Jr.
1960-Roberto F. Chiari
1961-Roberto F. Chiari
1962-Roberto F. Chiari
1963-Roberto F. Chiari
1964-Marco A. Robles
1965-Marco A. Robles

Bocas del Toro

Boy I
Boy II

Eddy Abbott
Juan Cardona M.
James Boyd
Robert Danield
James Boyd
Augusto S. Boyd III
Eddy Abbott
Augusto S. Boyd III
Nat M6ndez G.

o En 1959 esta regata fue ganada por un representante de la Zona del Canal.


La sangre es algo en lo que remover sustancias dafiinas del plas-
nunca pensamos . hasta que ma del paciente; y (2) para reempla-
tenemos necesidad de ella. Y en- zar c6lulas rojas que est6n siendo
tonces puede convertirse en asun- destruidas rApidamente, con celulas
to de rida o muerte. Un program que vivan normalmente. Las trans-
para identificar los tios de san- fusiones de cambio de sangre ayudan
para identificar los tipos de san- a salvar las vidas de infantes con
gre se estd desarrollando en las problems de factor Rh.
comunidades latnomericnas de Otr uso important de las trans-
la Zona del Canal, patrocinado fusiones de sangre consist en el
por los Consejos Civicos Latino- reemplazo de los factors faltantes
americanos, en cooperaci6n con en el mecanismo de la coagulaci6n.
el Banco de Sangre del Hospital Por ejemplo, un paciente con hemo-
Gorgas. Se clasificardn centena- filia necesita una important globu-
res de tipos de sangre. Una ofici- lina de la sangre, Ilamada correcta-
na central, operada por volunta- mente globulina antihemofilica. La
rios, hard possible que el Banco hemorragia en un paciente con he-
de Sangre sepa donde localizar a mofilia puede detenerse dindole su-
los posibles donantes, ya que en ficientes cantidades de sangre fresca
casos de tipos raros de sangre, es o plasma.
vital el rdpido acceso a esta infor- La sangre es un tejido vivo. Debe
macoin. manejarse apropiadamente, de ma-
nera que no se desarrollen bacteria
Para que se entienda el propo- en ella y produzcan sustancias t6xi-
sito de donar sangre, su composi- cas. Es important el asegurarse de
cidn quimica, caracteristicas y que el donante del cual se toma la
uso, la siguiente informaci6n ha sangre no tiene una enfermedad con-
sido suministrada para una series tagiosa. La malaria, la sifilis o la
de articulos en el SPILLWAY. hepatitis pueden ser transmitidas por
la sangre, y para cuidarse de ello,
todos los donantes deben someterse
a una prueba de sifilis y se les averi-
La sangre y ss components gua su historical mddico.

ietnen muclos usos1 en ia meiclina
modern. Si el cuerpo pierde canti-
dad considerable de sangre por una
hemorragia, un accident o un pro-
cedimieno quir6rgico, la sangre debe
ser repuesta.
El cuerpo human tiene una gran
capacidad de compensaci6n por la
p6rdida de sangre, pero cuando esta
perdida es lo suficientemente grande,
el coraz6n no se Ilena lo suficiente,
su impulso falla, la presi6n de la
sangre cae y se produce el choque.
Si esta falta de sangre no se corrige,
ello puede ser fatal. La restituci6n
de la sangre o el mantenimiento del
volume de la sangre, no es mais que
uno de los various usos que se le da.
Con creciente frecuencia, se le da
]a preferencia a los elements sepa-
rados que la componen, mAs que a
la misma sangre. Por ejemplo, los
pacientes que tienen un volume
normal de sangre, con baja hemo-
globina, necesitan recibir s61o gl6-
bulos rojos sin plasma. Y si el pa-
ciente ha perdido plasma solamente,
como en los casos de quemaduras
graves, no recibirA mAs que plasma,
sin c6lulas rojas. De esta manera el
paciente recibira solamente los com-
ponentes que necesita, sin necesidad
de sobrecargar el sistema cardiovas-
cular. Los components sobrantes
pueden usarse en otros pacientes y
asi extender la cantidad disponible
dc sangre.
Otro important uso de la sangre
en la medicine, es la transfusion
dc cambio de sangre, que puede
s'oministrarse por varias razones. Dos
de las mais importantes son: (1) para

A pesar de que la malaria no puede
descubrirse antes de desarrollar, una
vez que se declara puede ser comba-
tida. No hay manera de descubrir el
suero o virus de la hepatitis, y no
hay tratamiento especifico para esa
enfermedad. En general, las tecnicas
de defense antes de la transfusion
son buenas, pero aparentemente,
cualquier persona puede tener la
enfermedad sin saberlo.
Usada per prescripci6n de m6di-
cos responsables y procesada por
personal experimentado del banco
de sangre, la sangre es inapreciable
y sumamente segura.


Sus amigos y parientes pueden
subscribirse ahora al semanario
SPILLWAY del Canal de PanamA
(o usted puede hacer la subscrip-
ci6n por ellos). Cuesta $2.60 al
afio. Esto incluye envio por correo
regular a cualquier parte del
Los cheques para las subscrip-
ciones deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y pue-
den ser enviados por correo a:
SPILLWAY Subscriptions
Box M
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone
No deje de incluir, bien escrito,
el nombre y la direcci6n de la per-
sona a la cual el SPILLWAY debe
ser enviado.


... -.

Las Muchachas Exploradoras Internacioriales, de los Estados Unidos y las Muchachas Guias de PanamA y la
Zona del Canal, celebraron juegos internacionales bajo las palmeras, cuando se reunieron en la residencia del
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal para el t6 annual del Consejo de la Zona del Canal de las Muchachas Explo-
radoras de los EE. UU., celebrando el cumpleafios de Juliette Low, fundadora de las Muchachas Exploradoras.
La Sra. Patricia Parfitt, esposa del Vicegobernador de la Zona del Canal, H. R. Parfitt, fue la anfitriona official a
nombre de la Sra. Eleanor Fleming, esposa del Gobernador de la Zona del Canal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr. La Sra.
Caroline Adair, esposa del Embajador de los Estados Unidos en PanamA, Charles W. Adair, Jr., fue la invitada
de honor y tambidn estuvo en la fila de recibimiento con dirigentes del Consejo de Muchachas Exploradoras de
la Zona del Canal.

"El Crisol" en la C6mo Ve al Canal de Panama

Universidad de la

Zona Desde el 1
El Teatro de la Universidad de la
Zona del Canal presentarA la obra
teatral El Crisol, desde el 19 hasta el
5 de diciembre, en el Auditorio. de
esa Universidad, todas las noches a
las 8 p.m.
La obra, original del autor de La
Muerte de un Viajante y de otras
mis, ha sido un complete xito en
Broadway. El excitante drama se
refiere a la purga de la brujeria hecha
por los puritanos en Salem, Massa-
chusetts, resultando ser una combi-
naci6n de hechos hist6ricos con opor-
tunas paribolas acerca de sucesos
similares de nuestra sociedad con-
El elenco incluye a Miriam Bate-
man, John Holmer, Claris Arthur,
Vicki Lawrence, Linda Fussell,
Dorothy Trone, Harry Butz, Jr.,
Barbara Lewter, Lee Carneal, Peter
Gannon, Pamela Grodin, John Carl-
son, John Rizzo, Sandra Zimmerman,
Bertram Rigby, Mike Baranick, Aris-
tides P6rez, Bill White, Frank Fields
y Clarita Thayer. El director de esta
producci6n de la Universidad de la
Zona del Canal es el Sr. David

y respuestas
dCudndo tiene un peatdn el derecho
a la via?-Un peat6n tiene el dere-
cho a la via en una linea de segu-
ridad marcada y en la linea de
cruce no marcada al final de una
manzana. Sin embargo, esto no
desliga al conductor de vehiculos
a motor de la responsabilidad de
cuidar por ]a seguridad de los pea-
tones en otros lugares; tampoco
puede un peat6n ponerse de repen-
te, en el paso de un vehiculo que
esta tan cerca que le sea peligroso
al conductor ceder la via.
.Puedo pasarme un carro que se haya
detenido en rn crucde peatones,
para dejar pasar a un peat6n?-No.
TPuedo parar en una intersecci6n?-
No, s6lo por indicaci6n de un poli-

El Periodico Pittsburgh Press
"Canal Resplandeciente" es la des- esclusas y represas del Rio Ohio,
cripci6n que da al Canal de Panama s6lo que mas grande. El parecido es
Gilbert Love, quien describe para el apenas remote".
Pittsburgh Press, de Pittsburgh,
Leonard M. Ruppel de Balboa, C
quien trajo el recorte del peri6dico Lorgan ontrato
a la redacci6n del SPILLWAY, dijo
que los que vemos el Canal todos Para Remolcador
los dias, a menudo apreciamos la
magnitude de esta obra de ingenieria El contrato para la construcci6n de
con los ojos de los visitantes. (Otros un remolcador de rada, por un valor
residents del Istmo tambien nos e $600.000 ha sido otorgado por el
Ilamaron para hacer comentarios Canal de PanamA a la Southern Ship-
acerca del articulo). building Corp., de Slidell, Louisiana.
Describiendo un trAnsito por el El nuevo remolcador, que debera
Canal, el escritor dice: "El barco ser entregado en junior de 1966, es
navegaba despacio a lo largo de una el primero de various que serAn com-
via acuAtica estrecha y de pronun- prados por el Canal de Panama en
ciadas curvas, con altas colinas a los pr6ximos afios, para servir a la
ambos lados. Flanqueada, como Divisi6n de Navegaci6n en el manejo
podia ver en ambas direcciones, por de los barcos en los dos puertos ter-
miles de reflectores que iluminaban minales y para reemplazar viejo e
la espesa jungla existence en la base inadecuado equipo flotante.
de las colinas. El primr remolcador reemplazara
"Con luces de navegaci6n verdes al Gat6n, construido en 1937, por la
y rojas aqui y allA, la via acuitica antigua Divisi6n de MecAnica, en
iluminada parecia algo creado espe- Balboa, y que ahora presta servicios
cialmnente para la Feria Mundial o en el terminal Pacifico. El segundo
Disneylandia. Nos dijeron que las sera entregado en 1967.
luces fueron insaladas hace algunos Versi6n modificada del remolca-
afios como ayuda auxiliar de navega- dor de rada de la Armada de Esta-
ci6n porque el trAfico por el Canal dos Unidos, clase YTB 760, la nueva
ha crecido enormemente. Pero han nave es el resultado de un studio
creado tanta belleza que los pasaje- coordinado de las necesidades del
ros se pasaron el resto de la noche Canal de PanamA, hecho por la Divi-
en el oscuro puente superior de la si6n de Navegaci6n y la Divisi6n
nave. q Industrial, bajo la guia del Director
"Encontrn que todo el Canal de de Marina.
Panaman es much mis impresionante Tendrir 109 pies de largo, con un
de lo que esperaba-ya que pensaba ancho de 29 pies y un desplazamien-
que era algo parecido al sistema de to, a plena carga, de 536 toneladas
largas. A pesar de contar solamente
-J -I ,. -_ con 2.000 caballos de fuerza, este
1 S "F1-tI -T ^ remolcador tendra mirs potencia de
remolque que los presents remol-
cadores del Canal de 2.400 caballos
/, ( de fuerza, debido al disefio mejorado
I de su casco.
5-\F Este remolcador ser' lIlamado
SHugh Rodman, en honor del primer
Superintendent de Marina del
Canal de PanamA. Sen' el primer re-
molcador adquirido por el Canal
dlcasde 1961 cuando los tres remol-
cadores de 2.400 caballos de fuerza
fueron entregados por la Compafiia
3 Diamond, dc Savannah, Georgia.
Esos remolcadores, Ilamados con
( los nombres de rlos tres ingenieros
jefes sucesivos, asociados con la cons-
trucci6n del Canal, son el George W.
"Ehl Alguien que abra la puqrta .... Goethals, el John F. Wallace v el
pronto" John F .fStevens

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Noviembre 26, 1965

Aumentan Horas en la

Biblioteca de Cristobal
A partir de mafiana, seran aumen-
tadas las horas de servicio en la Bi-
blioteca de la Comunidad de Cris-
t6bal, en el Edificio de la Escuela
Secundaria de Crist6bal, en Coco
S:lo, de manera que tambi6n abra
los sabados por la tarde.
Las nuevas horas de trabajo, los
dias sAhado, serAn de 9 a.m. a
12:30 p.m. y de 1 a 5 p.m.
El nuevo horario de los sibados
ha sido puesto en vigencia, a pedido
del Consejo Civico y se espera que
sea de suma utilidad para los estu-
El horario de los sAbados en Coco
S:lo, es identico al que ya estA en
vigencia en las bibliotecas de la
comunidad de las escuelas de Pa-
raiso y Rainbow City. Se inici6 el
horario de los sAbados en estas
escuelas con el afio escolar.

Cristobal, Colon y el Canal

En Revista de la Socony Oil

"The Compass", publicaci6n bi-
mensual de la Socony Mobil Oil Co.,
Inc., que es impresa en Inglaterra,
trae como nota principal de su edi-
ci6n para los meses de octubre y
noviembre, un articulo de 5 pAginas,
bellamente ilustrado en colors, y
titulado "Crist6bal, Salida al AtlAn-
tico del Canal de Panama".
Juntas, la portada y contraportada,
ofrecen una vista area, a colors,
de la Bahia de Crist6bal. Esa foto-
grafia se le acredita a John Brady,
del Cuerpo de Sefiales del Ej6rcito
de los Estados Uni'dos, mientras que
las fotografias tomadas desde tierra,
son acreditadas a Paul Richmond, de

I I "1 I I II I IS d e IIINo

Cuando advance, mantenga la cargo ba- Incline hacia atras las horquillas tanto
ja. De 15 a 20 cm. sobre el suelo. Asi como le sea possible cuando est6 en ma-
se cuenta con mejor visibilidad, m6s es- vimiento. Esto da una mejor estabilidad
tabilidad y menos peligro de sufrir acci- y major control. Asi la cargo no se des-
dentes. plazar6a en una frenada brusca.

No levante la cargo sino cuando ya est6 Coda carret6n tiene una capacidad defini-
lista para colocarla sobre la pila. Esto da que se encuentra indicada oen una
ofrece mejor visibilidad, estabilidad y ma- placa sobre la unidad. Mantenga la
niobrabilidad. Tambi6n es mas seguro cargo dentro del limited de capacidad
en esta forma. para mayor seguridad.

Los Carretones de Horquilla y su Uso
El incremento en el uso de carretones de horquilla en la industrial ha
sido aceptado, tanto por el personal de producci6n, como por el de segu-
ridad. La producci6n se ha beneficiado al poder emplear espacio que en
otras circunstancias ho podia usar por no ser de fAcil acceso y al poder utili-
zar equipos costosos de manipulaci6n de materials en otras fases de la ope-
raci6n. La seguridad se ha beneficiado por la eliminaci6n de operaciones que
requerian manipulaci6n de materials por medios inseguros o inc6modos.
La manipulaci6n de materials es responsible por la ocurrencia del 25
por ciento de los accidents que suceden en ]a industrial. Los carretones de
horquilla presentan unos nuevos riesgos, si no son operados y usados en la
debida forma. Las siguientes son algunas de las reglas esenciales para su
empleo seguro:
* Los pisos deben ser uniforms y lisos, estar limpios y ser suficientemente
resistentes para sopcrtar el material manipulado.
* Los pasillos y calle'one deben ser suficientemente anchos para el trAfico
y estar bien demarcados y libres de obstAculos.
* Todo calle;6n debe ser por lo menos 2 pies (60 cm.) mAs ancho que las
cargas que se transportarAn.
* Cuando haya trAfico de peatones por el mismo callej6n se dejarA un
espacio adicional de 3 pies (90 cm.).
* Hasta donde sea possible deben evitarse las rampas, pero si son nece-
sarias, la pendiente no debe ser superior al 10 por ciento.
* Las cargas deben ser inspeccionadas antes de ser levantadas para des-
cubrir pilas sueltas, peso o centro de gravedad mal colocados o
cualquier condici6n insegura.
Se deben evitar las arrancadas, paradas y vueltas repentinas, para no
ocasionar la caida de la carga.
Cada unidad del equipo debe tener asignado un sitio para estaciona-
Los dispositivos de alarma deben ser usados tan solo para el fin que han
sido instalados.
La aproximaci6n a los ascensores debe ser hecha en Angulo recto. Se
debe asegurar que el motor del carret6n estA apagado y que el freno
estA puesto mientras se via'a en un ascensor.
Al estar en movimiento se debe mantener la carga tan cerca del suelo
como sea possible.
El mAstil debe ser regresado a la posici6n vertical antes de bajar la carga.
Se recomienda la uniformidad en los sistemas de control de las unidades.
Los operadores deben ser sometidos peri6dicamente a exAmenes fisicos
y de tiempo de reacci6n. Solamente se debe permitir la operaci6n de
carretones a conductores capacitados.
Al usar carretones movidos por motor de gasoline se deben tomar
precauciones adicionales contra el mon6xido de carbon.
Debe tenerse disponible equipo de contra-incendio adecuado.

la Division de Policia del Canal de
Entre las ilustraciones aparecen
vistas de los muelles de Crist6bal,
operaciones de manejo de carga,
naves aprovisionAndose de combus-
tible, los muelles de Crist6bal y parte
de la ciudad de Col6n con el rompe-
olas al fondo y un mapa en relieve
del Area protegida por los Rompe-
olas Occidental y Oriental.
"El puerto de Crist6bal brinda
valiosos servicios a la Zona del
Canal, la Repfiblica de PanamA y al
comercio mundial en general", dice
el articulo. "El puerto continuarA,
sin duda, su crecimiento y su valor
ser6 adn mayor para la region que
sirve. Se espera, de acuerdo con
todos los pron6sticos, que el trAfico
a trav6s del Canal aumente. Y, de-
pendiendo la vida del puerto de Cris-
t6bal del trAfico por esa via, todo
hace prever que continuarA la ten-
dencia a crecer que ha experimen-
tado durante los sltimos 10 afios".


Dos venerables edificios de la Zona
del Canal, construidos en 1917, se
volverAn humo literalmente, en el
moment culminante de un pro-
grama de instrucci6n sobre c6mo
combatir incendios, iniciado esta se-
mana por la Divisi6n de Bomberos
de la Zona del Canal. Los ejercicios
incluirAn el uso de various tipos de
niebla de agua y espumas, m6todos
de abrir estructuras para combatir
incendios y para efectuar ventila-
Una demostraci6n especial, diri-
gida por el Jefe de Bomberos W. G.
Dolan, se efectuar6 el 29 de noviem-
bre, habiendo sido invitados miem-
bros del Cuerpo de Bomberos de
PanamA y de otros paises latinoame-
ricanos para que asistan como obser-
vadores y tomen parte en ella.
La destrucci6n final de las dos
casas, en un incendio controlado,
tendrA lugar poco antes de Navidad.
Los dos edificios, localizados en
Edwards Place, cerca de Balboa
Road, estAn siendo demolidos para
dejar espacio para nuevas construc-

Los Thunderbirds

Se Presentarin el

2 de Diciembre
Los mundialmente famosos Thun-
derbirds de la Fuerza Aerea de los
Estados Unidos, IlegarAn a la Base
Area de Howard el 30 de noviem-
bre. El equipo acrobAtico de aviones
de chorro, que estuvo por iltima vez
en Panama en 1961, harA una demos-
traci6n el jueves 2 de diciembre a
las 10:45 a.m. en la Base Airea de
Albrook. La presentaci6n se harA
conjuntamente con la graduaci6n de
la Escuela de la Fuerza A6rea para
la America Latina.
Las puertas en la Base A6rea de
Albrook se abrirAn al piblico a las
9:30 a.m.
El equipo se presentarA en today la
America Central despues de su ac-
tuaci6n en la Zona del Canal. Tam-
bijn hara presentaciones en Guada-
lajara, M6xico, antes de salir hacia
Recientemente constituyeron gran
atracci6n en un espectAculo en Paris.


Esclusas de Miraflores _ 1.868
Esclusas de Gatun _-_.____ 374
Las Cruces, 8 viajes .... 763
Reina Manuelita, 3 viajes _- 45
Fuerte San Lorenzo 60_60
Jardines de Summit ._ 290
Planta Purificadora ...... 60
TrAnsitos: Oronsay 1.058
Gran total 4.518

John W. Hare, a la izquierda, Funcionario de Servicios Especiales, recibi6
a nombre del Gobernador de la Zona del Canal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr., el
trofeo donado por el Congreso de los Consejos Civicos Latinoamericanos, de
manos de Jefferson J. Joseph, quien fuera president del Congreso en 1957,
cuando se iniciaron las competencias de nataci6n del Trofeo del Gobernador
entire las Comunidades Latinoamericanas. El acto tuvo lugar en la Piscina
de Gamboa.

Marca de Jubilaciones
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
ciudadanos de Estados Unidos resi-
den en la Zona del Canal. De los
empleados que se acogen a esta ley
de jubilaciones 172 viven en la
Repiiblica de PanamA.
En todo el afio de 1964, 283 em-
pleados del Canal de Panama reci-
bieron sus certificados de jubilaci6n.
Esa cifra represent un pequefio
aumento sobre el afio de 1963,
cuando se jubilaron 268 empleados.
Con las pr6ximas 279 solicitudes de
jubilaci6n, las jubilaciones de 1965
han llegado a 514 y se espera que
esa suma serA mAs alta al 30 de
Los empleados que deseen aco-
gerse a la referida Ley de Jubilacio-
nes, deben ponerse en contact, per-
sonalmente, con la oficina de jubila-
ciones, de la Secci6n de Servicios a
los Empleados del Canal de PanamA,
en Anc6n, o en la oficina de jubila-
ciones de Crist6bal, a mAs tardar,
el 10 de diciembre pr6ximo.

El Vicegobernador
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
$7.700, o 100.4 por ciento de la
meta; Armada de los EE. UU.,
$6.700, o 141.7 por ciento de la
meta; Comando Sur de los EE. UU.,
$2.800, o 138.9 por ciento de la neta;
otras agencies de la Zona del Canal,
$2.375, o 103.4 por ciento de la meta;
y Agencies fuera de la Zona del
Canal, $921, o 122.7 por ciento de
la meta.
"Quiero dar las gracias a cada
uno de ustedes que tan generosa-
mente dieron en este esfuerzo com-
binado de ayuda a nuestro pr6jimo."

La nueva empresa llamada Alumi-
nio del Caroni, de propiedad con-
junta de la Corporaci6n Venezolana
de Guayana (CUG), organismo del
gobierno, y la Reynold International
Inc., de los Estados Unidos, han co-
menzado a construir la primera fd-
brica de aluminio del pais, que pro-
ducird 22 millones de libras al afio.

Byron Bowen
Harold Brenner
David Coffey
Lester Cover
Cleveland Dennis
Daniel Lawson
Lester Fersgren
Herman Fox
Thomas HernAndez

Rauil Leinch
Hamilton Mearle
Benjamin Thomas
Randolph Wekingstad
Hubert Gould
Luis Cadilla
Marian Gregg
Mary Ann Spivey
Alvin James
James McDade


Robert N. Bowen
Margaret F. Wiggin
Charles Morris
F1lix AlemAn
Eliseo Jaen
Walter F. Jarvis
Yane Leves
Robert H. McConaughey
William G. Monroe
Arsenio I. Morales
Ratil Rodriguez B.
Albert J. Wanner
Marion Woodruff
Reynold Yearwood
Jos6 F. Samaniego
Oliver L. Bailey
Sabino John
Lileane Jones
Earle G. Moore

Charles McG. Brandl
Ernesto Gittens
Luke Lambert
Clarence A. Layne
Joselyn D. Lynch
Owen W. Smith
Wilma D. Crump
William H. Hele
William W. Hoyle
Dr. Robert A. Kennedy
Richard H. Kinsey
James S. Kraemer
Thomas M. Love
Herman 0. Myrie
Huey J. Sigur
David E. Stocker
Elizabeth Brown
Ernesto Cover
Virginia P. Kennedy
Vera G. Mobley
Dr. Eduardo E. Selles
William 0. Barrett
Frank Pierre Morris
Federico F. Parkins

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