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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
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Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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

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THE PANAMA CANAL GiftofthePanama Cana iMuseu,

Vol. V No. 28 50 Years of Service .ll. To w a

Vol. IV, No. 28 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Thursday, December 30, 1965

New Board


A World War II Navy veteran
who now is Under Secretary of the
Army is the new chairman of the
Board of Directors of the Panama
Canal Company.
He is David E. McGiffert, whose
appointment as a member of the
board was effective December 8. He
also was designated as board chair-
man by Secretary of the Army
Stanley R. Resor, who had been
serving as board chairman until then.
McGiffert will chair his first board
meeting at the directors' next meet-
ing here late in January.
McGiffert has been Under Sec-
retary of the Army since Novem-
ber 30, assuming that post after
having served as Assistant to the
Secretary of Defense (Legislative
Affairs), since 1962.
Born in Boston June 27, 1926,
McGiffert lived in Chicago from 1926
to 1939 and in Berkeley, Calif., from
1939 to 1944. He served in the Navy
as an electronics technician's mate
from 1944 to 1946. Returning to
civilian life to complete his educa-
tion, he attended Harvard University,
Cambridge University, and in 1953
received an LL.B. degree from
Harvard Law School. He had
attended the University of California
briefly in 1944.
McGiffert was associated with the
firm of Covington and Burling in
Washington, D.C., 1953-55 and
again from 1957 to 1961. He was a
lecturer in law at the University of
Wisconsin Law School in 1956.

Museum to Show

Space Exhibit
The Canal Zone Library will
feature a special space exhibit in the
museum at the Civil Affairs building
beginning January 6 and continuing
for 3 to 4 weeks.
The exhibit, loaned by the U.S.
Information Service in Panama City,
will be shown for the first time in
the Canal Zone. It was previously
exhibited at the Santa Maria la Anti-
gua University, of Panama.
Several egg-shaped, three dimen-
sional space capsules, as well as
dozens of space photographs, will be
(Continued on p. 4)

David E. McGiffert

More than 360 men, most of them
Panamanians, are being employed
by the Panama Canal Locks Divi-
sion on a temporary basis to work on
the overhaul of Gatun Locks sched-
uled to start Sunday, January 9.
In addition to this temporary
work force, the Locks Division will
transfer approximately 90 skilled
craftsmen and locomotive operators
from other locks and Panama Canal
units for overhaul work. The Main-
tenance Division will employ 81
temporary employees and transfer
30 more to the Gatun project.

Pacific Side Coronation Ball

Is Slated for Mid-February

Carnival plans began to mate-
rialize this week as the Pacific Side
Carnival Committee set mid-Feb-
ruary for its coronation ball and
voted to hold the final vote count in
the queen contest on February 9.
The ball will be a highlight of the
Canal Zone celebration on the Pacific
side. It will climax an exciting contest
to determine who will reign over the
fun-filled days of Carnival.
Queen contestants are sending in
entries now. Names of some of the
beauties will be released soon. The
contest promises to bring added zest
to Carnival this year with the addi-
tion of a grand award for the
queen-she will win a 3-day trip for
two to Miami Beach, complete with
expense money and travel apparel.
To enter the contest, a girl must
be 18, a U.S. citizen, and a resident
of the Canal Zone or Republic
of Panama. Instruction in native
dancing will be provided, though
being a good dancer helps.
Chairman of the Queen Contest
Charles Morris is urging girls to enter
now. Contestants will be contacted

soon by the Chairman. The entry
blank below should be mailed to
Carnival, Box M, Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone.

On Pacific Committee
Members of the 1966 Canal Zone
Carnival Committee, Pacific side,
have been named and are working
out plans to participate in the Na-
tional Carnival of Panama.
Committee members: President,
John McTaggart; Military Liaison,
Maj. Rodolfo Haeussler; Panama
Liaison, Frank Hirt; Publicity Ad-
visers, Frank A. Baldwin, Victor
Canel, and Richard Peacock; Special
Adviser, Dr. Teodoro Arias; Traffic,
Felipe Cazobon; Traffic Assistant,
Walter McComas; Transportation
and Scheduling, Winfred Robinson;
Queen Contest and Coronation,
Charles Morris; Costumes, Julieta
Morris; Finance, Julio Rodriguez;
Special Assistants, Angela Rodri-
guez, Sheila Peacock; Comparsa,
Sonia Fulton.

I wish to enter the Pacific Side Carnival Queen contest.

MAILING ADDRESS ___-__--__-______-___- _--- -.


TELEPHONE -----.- --------


Native Woods Durable?

Axles and wheels made of black
Guayacan used in wagons and carts
abandoned on the Isthmus by the
Spaniards 200 years earlier still were
in an almost perfect state of pre-
servation at the time of the early
days of the Panama Canal.
There are two classes of Guaya-
can in the local forests-yellow and
black. The yellow is a much lighter
and porous wood than the black, and
subject to early decay, while the
black Guayacan possesses apparently
eternal life.
The Cathedral of Old Panama had
beams of Guayacan and some of
these timbers still are perfectly sound
although exposed to the weather
since destruction of the old city more
than 250 years ago.
The Guayacan tree has an irregular
form; may reach 50 inches in

diameter and a height of 100 to 150
feet. It has long stringy fiberous bark,
irregular or fluted trunk, and a
yellow-white flower during its period
of florescence. Its timber has been
used successfully for rudder stocks,
stern posts, keels, stems, and other
places where wood is required to
carry unusual strain.
The black Guayacan belongs to
the Lignum Vitae family.
The lumber industry in Panama
can be traced back to the early days
of the Canal, when it was necessary
to find substitutes for the species of
lumber imported for shipbuilding
and railroad equipment because the
tropical climate of Panama had a
deteriorating effect on the hardwoods
that were being used in the United
States and Europe.
Oak, ash and maple, the three

principal hardwoods that were used
for ship, dredge, and car construc-
tion and other heavy structural work,
showed a lack of resistance to rot
and insect attack of the tropics.
Primarily, the native lumber in-
dustry of Panama was organized for
the purpose of developing satis-
factory substitutes for these three
hardwoods that had served success-
fully for many years in other parts
of the world.
In Panama, vast areas of forests
remained untouched, and until this
time, only a few of the most valuable
hardwoods were harvested.
According to a report by T. W.
Braddy, who was in charge of the
lumber industry of the Panama
Canal in 1919, four hardwoods from
the Panama forests were used and
(Continued on p. 3)

In addition to the regular overhaul
of the rising stem valves and cylin-
drical valves, the locks gates will be
scraped and painted and exploratory
drilling will be accomplished in the
floor of the Gatun locks chambers.
This work is similar to that done at
Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks
earlier this year.
Current overhaul plans at Gatun
call for two-lane outages, each of
3 weeks' duration, and a 3-week
centerwall culvert outage, with com-
pletion of the entire project set for
March 27.
According to an announcement
made by Capt. M. J. Prince, Marine
Director, the overhaul will be divided
into three phases with phase 1
beginning .when the east lane of
Gatun is taken out of service. This
lane outage will cause a reduction in
lockage capacity to about 32 to 34
lockages or 35 to 37 oceangoing
vessels per day.
Phase 2 will start about January 30
when the west lane is taken out of
service. The reduction in capacity
will be the same as during phase 1.
Phase 3, due to start about Feb-
ruary 20, will involve the centerwall
culvert, which will be taken out of
service until March 27. Lockage
capacity is expected to be sufficient
to handle expected transits, but
lockage time will be increased during
the centerwall overhaul.
Panama Canal authorities believe
that there will be sufficient lockage
capacity during all three phases of
the overhaul to meet the daily aver-
age requirements, although delay to
traffic will occur on peak days.
In order to expedite shipping and
hold delays to the minimum and
transit the maximum number of
vessels, the Panama Canal will take
the following measures: furnish tug
service without charge to vessels not
ordinarily requiring tugs when only
a single lock lane is available; man
and schedule locks to deliver the
maximum number of vessels possible
through the locks undergoing over-
haul; schedule superships and others
requiring clear cut daylight transit
so as to cause the least reduction in
lockage capacity.
It was announced that should sig-
nificant holdover of vessels develop
during any phase of the overhaul, the
accumulation would be cleared up
before the next phase begins.


360 Being Employed

For Locks Overhaul

It takes moola to buy a moa these days. Thatcher Clisbee shows his wife
Mildred the San Blas work of art that hangs in the Executive Planning Staff
office at Balboa Heights.

Maybe Santa

Brought Dry

Season, Too
Dry season is here-officially-
after virtually a photo finish
arrival with Santa Claus.
There actually was a dry season
preview starting about mid-
December and lasting approxima-
tely a week.
The start of this dry season
was notable for the fact that
never before in Canal history
have both lakes been so high for
such a prolonged period-about a
month-as the rains ended.
We're starting dry season with
both lakes at maximum capacity.
Early this week, Gatun Lake was
at 87.47 feet and Madden at
252.40 feet, with the Madden
level four-tenths of a foot above
the top of the drum gates in fully-
raised position.

"Thatch" Clisbee

And Wife Leaving

PanCanal Service
Togetherness, a word they prob-
* ably abhor, seems to have beeh a way
of life for Thatcher and Mildred
Clisbee, two popular second genera-
tion Panama Canal employees who
retire together from Canal service
Although he was born in the Canal
construction town of Gorgona and
she in Louisville, Ky., they attended
Canal Zone schools together and
were graduated from Balboa High
School in the same class. They both
have spent more than 30 years with
the Canal organization, have been
married since 1936 and have made
their home on the Pacific side of the
Canal Zone since then.
Like many other Canal employees,
Thatch started his career with the
Panama Canal as a "boy." He worked
two school vacation periods in the
Record Bureau and then went to
Carnegie Institute of Technology in
Pittsburgh, Pa. After a short time
with Pan American Airways in Cris-
tobal, he joined the Canal as a rec-
order in the former Office Engineers
Division. In 1938 he went to the
Plans Section which later became the
Management Division of the Execu-
tive Planning Staff. At the time of
his retirement, he was Management
(Continued on p. 4)


December 30, 1965

Holidays Thought
A driver is safer
When the roads are dry.
R iWThe roads are safer
When a driver is dry.

Acting Canal Zone Governor H. R. Parfitt congratulates Hugh E. Turner,
.dean in years of service of the retiring U.S. citizens, who received a master
key to the locks with his retirement certificate. Turner retired with 40 years,
10 months, and 16 days of Government service.

Madden Dam Was Just in Talking

Stage When He Came to Isthmus

A lot of roads and buildings con-
struction was going on in the Canal
Zone when Hugh E. Turner arrived
on the Isthmus in 1927. That was the
year Balboa High School and the
Cristobal Administration Building
were built. There was talk then of
increasing the water supply of the
Canal in order to increase its ca-
pacity-and the building of Madden
Dam was the subject of conversation
in official circles.
Turner, who retired recently after
40 years, 10 months, and 16 days of
Government service (2 years in the
U.S.) worked most of these years in
the Supply Division. His first job
was that of accounting assistant.
Then he was in charge of construc-
tion camps during the building of
Madden and Thatcher Highways.
Later he was administrative assistant
in the field office of the construction
In 1932, Turner transferred to the
Supply Division Storehouse Branch
as a storekeeper. Soon he was
promoted to foreman and later
became general foreman, and then
chief of Storehouse Procurement.
On consolidation of Supply Divi-

sion units, Turner became chief of
the Procurement Section of the
Supply Division. Early in 1965 he
was promoted to Assistant Super-
intendent of the Storehouse Branch,
the position he held at the time of
his retirement.
Turner has two grown children in
the United States. A son is an Air
Force captain, and his daughter is
married to an Air Force officer.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner, who live in
Balboa, have twins-Richard and
Diane. They are 11 years old and
attend Balboa Elementary School.
The Turners will remain on the
Isthmus until school is out and then
they may drive to the States. They
will go first to Alexander City, Ala.,
and then travel around and look for
a suitable place to retire. Although
he has been away from the States for
many years Turner has not lost
touch. He and his family have made
many trips to the U.S. to visit his
eight brothers and sisters. The
Turners are planning to spend a lot
of time at Lake Martin, in Alabama,
mostly boating and taking it easy.
And woodworking and just tinkering.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
January 1, 1966
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 5:05, 7:40 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Those Magnificent Men In
Their Flying Machines
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Pumpkin Eater
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Once A Thief
Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.-Von Ryan's
Sat.-Love Has Many Faces
Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Mon.-Cheyenne
Tues.-Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb
Wed.-Wild And Wonderful
Fri.-40 Pounds Of Trouble
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The
Electronic Monster
Saturday Eve-A Gathering Of Eagles
Sun.-The Visit
Tues .-Wild And Wonderful
Wed.-Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Cheyenne Autumn
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Saturday Eve-Sunday, 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Monday-The Sound Of Music
Tues.-Moro Witch Doctor
Wed.-Thurs.-The Pleasure Seekers
Fri.-Operation Madball
Saturday Eve-King Of Kings
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Hero's Island
Sun.-Mon.-How To Murder Your Wife
Wed.-List Of Adrian Messenger
Thurs.-Tammy And The Bachelor
Fri.-A Gathering Of Eagles
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Day
The Earth Caught Fire
Saturday Eve-Laurel And Hardy's
Laughing Twenties
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-Atlantis
The Lost Continent
Sunday Eve-Where Love Has Gone
Tues.-Love Has Many Faces

Fri.-Tammy And The Bachelor

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC-
Saturday, January 1, 1966
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Valley Of The Dragons-Cesare Danova,
Sean McGlory: Space travelers in a
world that time forgot. T-94 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
3 Stooges Meet Hercules-They make a
shambles out of Athens and a wreck out
of Hercules. T-96 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Jungle Jim's Savage Mutiny Starring
Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens.
Jungle Jim turns the spotlight on darkest
Africa's atom spy nest. T-80 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Spoilers-Jeff Chandler, Anne Baxter,
Rory Calhoun: An adventure story of the
Klondike gold-rush days and an exciting
no-holds-barred fight between the hero
and the villain. (In Color.) AYC.
T-91 mins.
2:00 n.m.
Mexican Hayride-Budd Abbott, Lou Cos-
tello: This time the boys are up to their
funny-bones in hilarity . Bud and
Lou are in the groove in this comedy.
(By popular request.) T-84 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Great Sioux Uprising-Jeff Chandler,
Faith Domergue: One of history's best
known Indian stories. (In Color.) AYC.
T-86 mins.
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.

Thinking About

A Resolution?

Here's an Idea

The Canal Zone Police Division
hopes that all motorists made one
special New Year's resolution-to
watch out for schoolbuses.
Since the opening of school last
September, the police have had the
special problem that concerns motor-
ists who inadvertently pass school-
buses that have stopped to receive or
discharge passengers.
The Canal Zone Chief of Police
again reminds all motorists that every
motor vehicle, proceeding in either
direction, must stop at least 10 feet
from a schoolbus when meeting or
overtaking a schoolbus that has
stopped on the highway to receive or
discharge passengers, and when the
schoolbus lights are blinking.
Motorists may not proceed until
the schoolbus resumes, motion, or
until signaled to proceed by a police
officer or the schoolbus driver.
All Canal Zone schoolbuses are
equipped with blinking lights and
each one has a sign "Schoolbus" on
the front and rear of the vehicle
when the bus is being used for the
transportation of children to or from
school or school functions.

Storehouse Section

Closings Scheduled

Storehouse Sections "B", "I", and
"X" (Cristobal), will be closed for
inventory all day Thursday, Jan-
uary 13, and closed for recount on
Monday, January 31, from 11 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. All other sections will
be open for business as usual.
No issues will be made from the
closed sections during the inventory
and recount periods except for emer-
gencies. Authorization for emergency
issues must be requested at division
head level.
Sales from the sections under in-
ventory or recount will be prohibited
during the hours above.
It is suggested that all units obtain
sufficient operating supplies prior to
the closings on both January 13, and
31, to protect their needs during the
periods the sections are closed.


In Los Angeles, Municipal Court
Judge Jerry Pacht looked benevo-
lently at Thomas H. Carter who
appeared before him on a jaywalking
charge. "At the age of 99, you are
entitled to one free jaywalk from
this court," said the judge. "The
fine is suspended!"

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.

Robert W. Lowry, left, Acting Chief, Dredging Division, presents a gradua-
tion certificate to Ramon L. Lenhoff. He is the first Dredging Division
electrical apprentice to be graduated since consolidation in 1957 of the
Navigational Aids Section with the Dredging Division.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00- SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sacred Heart
1:20-EBF: "Canada-The Prairie
1:30-Parade of Sports
1:45- "NCAA or Professional Football
3:45--"Parade of Sports" (Cont.)
4:00-Sunday Playhouse:
"A Gentleman At Heart"
5:10-The Big Picture
5:30-Championship Bridge
6:30-Where the Action Is
6:55-TeleNews Weekly Newsreel
7:04-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-SCN News
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armed Forces Military Report
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-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Red Skelton
9:00-SCN News
9:05- Fanfare
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Night Movie:
"Love Is News"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-MET-"Language In Action"
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:
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: "Frazer Canyon"
6:30-Armed Forces Feature Report
6:55-SCN News In Spanish

7:04-To Tell the Truth
7:30-Assignment Underwater
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Wednesday Night at the Movies:
"Two Flags West"
10:40-SCN Open House
11:15- Social Security In Action
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Report: "Issues and Answers"
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-College Bowl
7:30-The Third Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Jimmy Dean Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Ted Mack
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Armchair Theatre:
"He Hired the Boss"
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Man In Space
6:30-Land of the Free
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The King Family
7:30-Expedition Colorado
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-SCN News
9:05- Shotgun Slade
9:30-Danny Thomas
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15- Friday Night Movie:
"House On 92d Street"
11: 30- Fstival of the Lights
Final Edition Headlines
1:00- SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Cartoon Carnival
1:15-"Felix The Cat"
1:30-"Crusader Rabbit"
1:45-"Medallion Cartoons"
1:55- "Captain Kangaroo"
2:45-EBF: Steam Age
3:00-Magic Land of Allakazam
3:30-Saturday Plavhouse:
"Love Is News"
4:15- 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-The Eentertainers
9:00-SCN News
9:05-Tonight Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-The Tonight Show
Final Edition Headlines

(Courtesy National Safety News)

Teen Club Dance Friday Evening

The first dance of the New Year at the New Balboa Teen Club is
scheduled for Friday evening, January 7. The Kontures will play for dancing
from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Page 2

December 30, 1965


Native Woods Durable? Just for Centuries

(Continued from p. 1)
tested for their strength and dura-
bility. Guayacan was the first among
these hardwoods selected to replace
U.S. timber.
Guayacan, so. far as is known,
never was used extensively prior to
the existence of the Panama Canal.
Before this time it was probably
used only for the simple needs.
However, there existed at the time
examples showing that this wood
had been in use, in some instances
under fresh water and under strain,
for more than 50 years and showed
no sign of deterioration other than
ordinary weather wear.
Early Imports Heavy
During 1920, more than $11 mil-
lion worth of lumber of all sorts was
obtained from the United States.
During 1913 as much as 50 million
feet of Douglas fir, pine, and other
woods of the United States was used,
chiefly in and around Panama City.
Practically all the railroad ties were
of creosoted cypress, yellow pine,
and Douglas fir, although there are
many native woods reported to be
suitable for this purpose.
Not generally known and perhaps
never used to any extent before 1915,
when several logs were used for
emergency ship repair, was the Al-
mendro tree. More abundant than
the Guayacan, the Almendro is
lighter and more porous, and the
wood differs little from the yellow
Guayacan when it is peeled and
seasoned. The tree has a thick
grayish bark showing very fine
In cases of very old trees, the
outer bark surface is covered with
pits and valleys brought about by
changes in growth and alternate sun-
shine and rain. During florescence











Durability of Almendro wood is evident from the way these trees-most of them Almendro-have deteriorated so
little in more than half-century in Gatun Lake waters. Experts declare the wood has withstood the ravages of
heat, moisture, time, and insects so well that they could'be pulled from the "water now and milled.

the Almendro has a beautiful purple
flower. The tree grows to immense
size-60 inches in diameter and
attains heights of 140 feet. Foliage
of the Almendro resembles that of
the Mimosa tree in North America.
The wood takes on a finish so beauti-
ful that it is considered superior to
many of the most valuable hard-
woods in the United States.
The lumber has been used for all
types of ship timbers, for locomotive
timbers, turntable-ties, for structural
parts of railroad cars, and any class
of hardwood work.
Alcareto Given Trial
During the first tests of native
woods carried out in 1915 by the
Mechanical Division and the Supply
Department, Alcareto was con-
sidered the most attractive as a lum-
ber proposition among the 11 woods
tested. It was the first wood called
into service to replace oak in work
requiring less strain.
The Alcareto grows to heights of


By Eleanor Burnham
Ex-Postmaster General J. Edward
Day has written a funny, frank,
and entirely readable book in My
Appointed Round; 929 Days as Post-
master General. Although Day,
among his other accomplishments,
lists implementation of the Zip Code
system, his greatest success so far as
this book is concerned is his personal
account of the experiences of office-
from the day when he "came to
Washington, unknown and-what's
worse-unknowing," until his resig-
nation. Day was apparently a capable
administrator and is certainly an
immensely entertaining writer.
Thursday at Dawn is an exciting
who-dun-it by Werner J. Luddecke,
a new name among American mys-
tery writers. The scene is Strasbourg
and the leading character is desper-
ately seeking to escape the guillotine
for a crime of which he is innocent.
It's a Crime Club selection.
Butterflies and Moths, edited by
Norman Riley, is truly a "book of
wonders." Its 42 beautiful color
plates will fascinate even the most
blas6 of readers, while the meticul-
ous work apparent in the descriptive
notes will delight the lepidopterist.

First guy: "I just had a wonderful
Second guy: "Beginner's luck!"

120 to 140 feet with a diameter from
30 to 40 inches, without showing
limbs; in fact, it has no branches
except for a few at the very top.
Consequently, the wood from the
Alcareto has no knots. It has a white
grayish bark about an inch thick that
adheres tightly to the tree. Sawed,
the wood varies in color from deep
purple, when green, to a light brown,
when seasoned.
Alcareto has about the same firm-
ness and weight as oak and is known
to stand up longer than oak, ash or
maple in this climate. The tree is
plentiful but does not reach the
height of most tropical trees. Because
of its change in color and lack of
defined grain, Alcareto is classed as
a serviceable but not a beautiful
Amargo Is Stately
Amargo, the fourth hardwood on
the list, is perhaps the most stately
tree in Central America. It reaches
a diameter of as much as 65 inches


and heights of 150 feet. In physical
appearance it differs greatly from
all other trees ia the area. It has
excellent timber form, more sym-
metrical in growth and more uni-
formly tapered than any of the large
trees known.
Amargo is one of the lightest hard-
woods, and as the name indicates,
it is extremely bitter. (Amargo is the
Spanish word for bitter.) The wood
is deep golden yellow in color and
unsurpassed in grain beauty and
texture. It takes on a high polish
and its rare and unusual beauty and
endurance, in almost any climate,
make it one of the most valuable
woods in the world for manufacture
of furniture and interiors.
These four native woods, along
with several others, were success-
fully adapted by the Panama Canal
and were recommended for all pur-
poses where unusual strain or stress
is to be met with, or durability and
beauty are desired.

? ? ? s

and answers

Chapters entitled, "Beauty on the LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Wing," "The Traveler," and espe- What are some of the places where
cially "Gems of the Tropics" should I am not allowed to stop or park?
be required reading for local enthu- -(a) Within 30 feet of a flashing
siasts, who will recognize many an beacon. (b) Within 30 feet of a
old friend among the many moths beacon. (b) Within 30 feet of a
and butterflies depicted. stop sign. () Within 30 feet of
1001 Best Places to Live When a traffic control signal at the
You Retire, by Helen Heusinkveld side of the roadway (d) Within
and Noverre Musson, is a directory 50 feet of the nearest rail of a rail-
telling where these best places are, road crossing. (e) On any railroad
what they cost, and what they offer, right-of-way or so near as to in-
The authors also give explicit infor- terfere with railroad operation.
mation on how one goes about select- (f) Within 20 feet of the driveway
ing a place for retirement and how entrance to a fire station. (g) On
he makes the move. This book, the side of the street opposite the
together with its companion, 101 entrance to a fire station, within
Ways to Enjoy Your Leisure, should 75 feet of the entrance. (h) Beside
answer questions which currently are or opposite any street excavation
in the minds of many Canal Zone where you would obstruct traffic.
readers. (i) On the roadway side of another
vehicle which is stopped or parked
on the street (double parking).

ABOUT DEADLINES () On any bridge or other elevated
structure on a highway. (k) Where
Material intended for publica- official signs prohibit stopping or
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be parking. (1) Beside a curb painted
received in the Panama Canal solid yellow. (m) Within 30 feet on
Press Office not later than Mon- opposite side of vehicle parked on
day afternoon of the week of street or highway which is less
publication. Only urgent material than 24 feet wide.
can be received and processed May I stop or park on a sidewalk or
for use the same week as late in front of a driveway entrance?-
as noon Tuesday. Mail material N
Box M, Balboa Heights, CZ. May I pass a car that has stopped for
a pedestrian in a crosswalk?-No.

. ,+' .

Page 3


Teachers Needed
The Schools Division has announced
that full-time teachers and substitute
teachers are needed for the U.S.
The minimum qualifications for
both full-time teachers and substi-
tute teachers are: college graduate
with at least 15 semester hours in
the field of education and supple-
mentary training appropriate to the
field of specialization.
Qualified applicants are asked to
contact Schools Division officials for
an interview: Elementary schools,
Mrs. Frances F. Sampsell, and sec-
ondary Schools, David A. Speir, Jr.
Both may be called at Balboa 1379
or 3311.

My Car's on Fire!
What would you do if your car
engine caught fire or a fire started
in the upholstery? A fire extinguisher
should be available for ready use
along with other emergency equip-
ment. Is yours handy and do you
know how to use it? The National
Fire Protection Association recom-
mends a 2% pound or larger size
extinguisher-dry chemical or CO2
type (UL, FM, or ULC listed). Do
not rely on "beer can" size extin-
Never attempt to fight a fire
around the gasoline tank-it's just too
In Case of an Engine Fire
1. Turn off the ignition and get
everyone out of the car-have some-
one call the fire department. A car
fire can get out of hand fast!
2. Raise the hood carefully and
protect hands and face from sudden
flame flare-up.
3. Stand back. Aim short bursts of
extinguisher at base of flame (try not
to completely use up extinguisher in
case fire stars up again).
In Case of an Upholstery Fire
1. Water is the best extinguisher
in this case-be sure to use enough to
completely put out the fire. If water
is not available snow, or even sand
or dirt can be used. Dry chemical or
carbon dioxide extinguishers may not
put out an upholstery fire.
2. Remove the smoldering part
(usually the seat) if possible. Be par-
ticularly careful of upholstery fires
since they can smolder unnoticed
and burst into flames hours later.
The surest thing is to avoid a car
fire by getting fuel and electrical
troubles fixed at once. Also, be par-
ticularly careful when smoking.
Ordinarily if someone is injured in
an automobile he should be moved
no more than necessary until medical
help arrives. However, if gasoline is
leaking . get everyone away from
the car as FAST AS POSSIBLE.
Unseen gasoline vapors spread and
can flash into dangerous fires. And

Vocal Recital

Set for Jan. 8
Saying farewell to 2 students and
introducing 7 new students, Mrs. Roy
C. Cunnungham, Canal Zone res-
ident and teacher of voice, will pre-
sent 15 pupils in recital at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 8, at the JWB-
USO, La Boca Road, Balboa.
Singing in recital for the first time
will be Allegro Woodruff, Mary Ann
Tatman, Carol Adair, Carrie Lee
Orr, Betty Womble, Frances Dean,
and Capt. Jarvis Rogers.
In farewell performances will be
Sharon Rogers and Elizabeth Cruze.
Both Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Cruze
are leaving with their husbands and
children for duty in the States.
Others appearing will be Shirley
Harned, Patricia Hannigan, Mary
Redding, Sandra Pynes, Paul Zelnick,
and Lt. James Sorensen.


December 30, 1965

Panama Canal informational material circulates far and wide, as attested by this scene at the recent Berlin Indus-
trial Fair. Visitors to the Republic of Panama exhibit received copies of literature furnished by the Panama
Canal Information Office. Here, A. F. Alba shows visitors part of the collection of pre-columbian artifacts pre-
sented by the Republic at the annual event. Following the exhibit, the Choco Indian pottery was donated to
the Berlin-Dahlem Museum.

Coming Events
1-New Year's Day (December 31 will be
observed as a legal holiday).
-Anniversary of the proclamation of
Independence of Haiti (1804).
3-Pacific Softball League Game (Fast
Pitch) at Pacific Softball League
Park, Balboa. Game time: 4:45
6-Day of the Three Wise Men (Dia de
los Tres Reyes Magos).
-First vote count for Carnival Queen
election at the Cathedral Plaza in
Panama City, 7 p.m.
7 -Quadrangular Track Meet at Balboa
Stadium, 7 p.m.
8-Pacific Softball League (Slow Pitch)
at Pacific Softball League Park,
Balboa. Game time: 9 a.m.
14-Quadrangular Track Meet at Coco
Solo Stadium, 7 p.m.
21, 22-Balboa Relays at Balboa Stadium,
at 6:30 p.m. both evenings.
25-Panama Canal Board of Directors
Meeting, Balboa Heights.

(Continued from p. 1)
Analyst and Capital Program Coordi-
nator in this unit.
Mildred started work as a clerk in
the Accounting Division and later
transferred to the administrative
office of Gorgas Hospital. She has
been a statistical clerk with the
Health Bureau ever since.
Although both Clisbees are being
retired on the same date, he will
remain on temporary duty with the
Executive Planning Staff until the
end of January. They plan to leave
for California in February and take
a round-the-world cruise before they
make definite plans on a permanent
retirement home.
Before they leave, however, friends
and co-workers in the Executive
Planning Staff and the Health Bu-
reau have arranged a joint farewell
retirement party January 28 in the
Albrook Officers' Open Mess. Tickets
can be obtained by calling William
De La Mater of the Executive Plan-
ning Staff.


Sports Calendar
(Last named is home team)
Jan. 7-Friday-Track: Quadran-
gular, Balboa, 7:00 p.m.

Last Week's Visitors
Miraflores Locks -____ __ 2,310
Gatun Locks _______ 574
Las Cruces, partial transits 410
Reina Manuelita,
partial transits _.. 10
Civil Affairs Museum 150
Summit Garden visitors 130
Madden Dam visitors 30
Southern Cross ..-_ 1,260
Chusan __ -__ _-___ 340
Grand total .--_--. 5,214

Civic Councils

Elect Officers

Newly-elected officers of U.S.
Civic Council on both sides of the
Isthmus were present during a recent
Executive Session presided over by
Lt. Gov. H. R. Parfitt. Many of the
outgoing officers also were present.
Following are new officers not
announced earlier:
Gamboa Civic Council
President, Charles S. Howe, who
served in this position both in 1963
and 1964; Vice President, Robert E.
Lee; Treasurer, Mrs. Sharon Dukes;
and Secretary, Mrs. Katherine Head-
Coco Solo Civic Council
President, John L. Mason; Vice
President, Mrs. Beverly Baker;
2d Vice President, Mrs. Josephine
Ridge; Treasurer, Capt. Dean K.
Bruch; Secretary, Joan N. Hutchin-
Gatun Civic Council
President, Thomas Carter; Vice
President, Capt. Samuel Londynsky;
2d Vice President, James Jones;
Treasurer, Ted Bailey.
Pacific Civic Council
New officers of the Pacific Civic
Council elected November 10 and
announced earlier, are:
President, Capt. Howard Buehler;
1st Vice President, Mrs. Darlene
Ashby; 2d Vice President, Samuel
Roe, Jr.; Treasurer, C. R. Vosburgh;
Secretary, Mrs, Eleanor Buehler.
0 0

Election of officers of the Mar-
garita Civic Council will be held
January 11. New Civic Council
members, in the order of vote count
for the December 7 election, were
James Wainio, Kelly Wainio, Norma
Devoll, Ada Favorite, Kelly May-

(Continued from p. 1)

included in the display. The exhibits
will be placed on panel boards con-
nected by a series of metal pipes
which will make easy viewing for
library visitors. The egg-shaped
capsules will be set on their own
bases and will be lighted.
The exhibit will be presented in
Spanish, and as the major part of
the exhibit is made up of photo-
graphs, only a few English subtitles
will be added.

nard, and Stuart Wood. Alternates
are Doreen Wood, Florence Kel-
leher, and Violet Frecker. All new
members will serve 3-year terms.
A highlight of the U.S. Civic
Councils year was attendance at the
October 28 Executive Session of U.S.
Ambassador Charles W. Adair, Jr.
Both incoming and outgoing Latin
American Civic Council officers were
present for a meeting early this
month with Governor Fleming and
the Lieutenant Governor.
Latin American Civic Council
officers for 1966 are:

President, George V. Richards,
who served as vice president for
1965; Vice President, Ernest Wil-
liams; Secretary, Howard C. Callen-
der; Assistant Secretary, Samuel H.
Blemnan; Treasurer, Alfonso Alexis;
Representative to Governor's Con-
ference, Ernest T. Franklin; Repre-
sentatives to Congress of Latin
American Civic Councils, Clifton H.
Lopez, Mrs. Doris Green, Eric S.
Oakley, and alternate C. Scotland.

Pedro Miguel
President, Seabert Haynes, vice
president in 1965; Vice President,
Christopher E. Haywood, President
of Latin American Congress in 1965;
Representative to Governor's Con-
ference, Aston M. Parchment, Pres-
ident in 1965; Secretary-Treasurer,
Ivan E. Haywood; Corresponding
Secretary, Fitz H. Grant; Alternate
Representative, Egbert M. Best.

Rainbow City
President, Rupert S. Beckford;
Vice President, Walter E. Clarke,
Representative to Governor's Con-
ference in 1965; Representative to
Governor's Conference, Roy A.
Watson; Corresponding Secretary,
Alberto H. Dogue; Recording Sec-
retary, Victor H. Archbold; Treas-
urer, David S. Facey.

Santa Cruz
President, Julian Hoyte, re-elected;
Vice President, Mrs. Violet H. Rha-
burn, re-elected; Secretary, Ralph
Thorne; Treasurer, Louis G. Small,
re-elected; Representative to Gov-
ernor's Conference, Kenneth Haugh-
ton, re-elected; Representative to
Latin American Congress, Theo-
philus Peterkin, Secretary in 1965;
and Alternate Representative, Rex-
ford Inniss, Secretary in 1965.

Have Your '66 Plates?

Office Open Dec. 31
As a convenience to the public
in obtaining 1966 automobile
license plates in the Canal Zone,
the License Section will be open
from 7:15 a.m. continuously
through the noon hour until 4:15
p.m. on Friday, December 31.

Panama Open

Feb. 17-20
The 1966 Panama Open Invita-
tional Golf Championship is sched-
uled at the Panama Golf Club Feb-
ruary 17, 18, 19, and 20. Play will
be over 72 holes for total prize
money of $12,000. The tourney will
be co-sponsored by Viceroy Ciga-
rettes and the Panama Tourist Com-
Dick Dehlinger, Chairman of the
Panama Open Committee, and Pedro
("Pico") Diaz, general manager of
the Panama Tourist Commission,
have just returned from PGA head-
quarters at Palm Springs, Fla.,
where arrangements were made for
the annual Panama Open. Announce-
ment of the Open plans was made
jointly by them and by Jeff Lee,
Viceroy General Manager.
The annual "Pro-Amateur" Tour-
nament will be Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 16, for total prize money of
$1,500, and awards to amateurs.
There will be a "Calcutta" drawing
just before the tournament. Addi-
tionally, the "Tripleta" will also be
a part of the 1966 Panama Open,
which will provide a daily prize of
$500 after 18, 36, and 54 holes, and
a grand prize of $2,500 over the
72-hole route. The "Tripleta" tickets,
to go on sale soon, will be sold at
$3 each.
Dehlinger, Diaz, and Lee an-
nounced that the 1966 Panama Open
will feature top U.S. and foreign
golf professionals equaling any group
ever having played here.



Is Booked

Sad faced pantomime artist Pradel,
whose humorous routines have de-
lighted audiences in 40 countries,
from his native France to San Fran-
cisco, has been booked for a special
one-night performance at Diablo
Theater on Wednesday, January 5.
Assisted by his sister Dominique,
the diminutive performer will pre-
sent a two-part, 1 hour and 35 minute
show. Curtain time is 8 p.m.
Pradel's novel mimicry, unlike the
classical routines of famed French
mime Marcel Marceu, is a popular,
humorous version of the art. In a
lively performance consisting of 10
numbers in each of the two seg-
ments, he caricatures everything
from a gun-slinging cowboy to a
snake charmer.
In the international language of
the mime, the funny little French-
man has projected his art to audien-
ces in Japan, India, the United States,
and Mexico during his world tour.
Critic John L. Waseerman of the
San Francisco Chronicle commented
after seeing Pradel: "his sketches
were consistently funny, although
the themes range from pure frustra-
tion, as with the Javelin Thrower, to
the poignant and tender, as in the
Street Musician, to whimsical, as in
the Small Fish."
Dick McGehee, of the Los Angeles
Times said of the French panto-
mimist: "Pradel really impressed me
as an artist. He is a master of facial
Admission to the special perform-
ance, aimed at audiences from eight
to eighty, will be 75 cents.
Selection of Diablo Theater for
the performance was made by Pradel
himself, who explained that he
preferred to work in a small, inti-
mate theater.

Stop on a Dime? Nonsense!



12 meter I:: r :27. :e .'..'


77 FEET 10 lolFEET 183 FEET:
23 meter 30o mef m6ter-


128 FEET '.','71 FEET .''.' 311 FEET .
39 .er52 meter / '. 94 meter:


58 meter .78 meter 144. mter :


S263 FEET "FEET 666 FEET*..
s s o r fi meter ./ 20o3ne r .


5ET \ -REACTION TIME-Distance car travels between time driver
sees danger and starts to apply brakes.
(3/4 of a second for average driver in an

-TOTAL STOPPING DISTANCE-Seeing danger, applying brakes
and coming to a complete stop.

Can you see from this table why "tail gating," or following too closely,
is a leading cause of automobile accidents?
Also, can you see why you might as well drive with a bag over your
head when the distance ahead your lights really light up exceeds your
stopping distance-particularly when riding on low beams?
(This feature courtesy Stars and Stripes, Europe)

Page 4



Vol. IV, No. 28 50 Ahos de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Jueves 30 de Diciembre de 1965

Emplearan 3

Limpieza de
MAs de 360 hombres, la
pananefios trabajarAn en el
dicionamiento de las Esci
Gat6n, que comenzara el 9 d
Ademas de estos trabajado
porales, la Divisi6n de Esclu
ladara 90 artesanos calificadi
rarios de locomotoras par
cumplir la mencionada tarea
vision de Mantenimiento,
parte emplearA 81 emplead
porales y trasladarA 30 mAs.
AdemAs del trabajo rutir
reacondicionamiento de las
verticales y de las cilind
raspara y pintarA las comp
en el piso de las camaras se
rAn perforaciones explorat(
trabajo que se harA en GatAn
lar al que se hizo a principle
en Miraflores y Pedro Migue
El reacondicionamiento d
se harA en tres etapas, dos
manas de duraci6n, cuando
rren alternadamente cada un
vias, ademAs de 5 semanas
se trabajarA las esclusas s61(
alcantarillas laterales. Se es
minar el 27 de marzo.
El CapitAn Mortimer J
anunci6 que el trabajo se h
siguiente manera: 1. Se pond

60 1

lombres en la

Esclusas de Gatun
mayoria de servicio la secci6n oriental. Ello
reacon- disminuirA los trinsitos por el Canal
lusas de a unos 35 o 37 barcos por dia.
ie enero. 2. El 30 de enero se cerrarA la
ores tern- secci6n occidental, causando la
isas tras- misma reducci6n en transitos.
os y ope- 3. Alrededor del 20 de febrero, se
a poder cerrari la alcantarilla central, hasta
a. La Di- el 27 de marzo. Se espera que du-
por su rante ese trabajo, la capacidad del
dos tem- Canal no sufrirA alteraci6n a pesar
de que la travesia de los barcos por
nario de las Esclusas de Gatun sera mAs
vAlvulas demorada.
ricas, se Para evitar atrasos innecesarios a
?uertas y los barcos, el Canal de PanamA pon-
efectua- drA en vigor las siguientes medidas:
orias. El se suministrarA servicio de remolca-
n es simi- dor a todos los barcos, al entrar en
>s de afio las esclusas cuando s6lo una secci6n
el. est6 en operaci6n; las esclusas serAn
Ie Gatin operadas para pasar el mAximo n6-
de 3 se- mero de naves, mientras dure el
o se cie- reacondicionamiento; a los barcos de
na de las paso libre se les hara pasar por el
en que Canal de dia, para causar la menor
o con las reducci6n possible en la capacidad
pera ter- del Canal.
Se anunci6 tambi6n que si se acu-
Prince mulan muchos barcos, serAn pasados
arA de la por el Canal entire una y otra fase
drA fuera del trabajo.



Un veteran de la Armada durante
la II Guerra Mundial que actual-
mente es Subsecretario del Ej6rcito,
es el nuevo president de la Junta
Directiva de la Compaiiia del Canal
de PanamA. El Gobernador Robert J.
Fleming, Jr., es el Presidente de la
Compafiia del Canal de Panama.
David E. McGiffert fue nom-
brado mienibro de la Junta Direc-
tiva el 8 de diciembre. Asumi6 tam-
bi6n las funciones de president
por haberlo designado el Secretario
del Ej6rcito Stanley R. Resor, quien
habia ocupado esa posici6n hasta ese
dia. El Sr. McGiffert presidirA la pri-
mera reuni6n de la Junta cuando se
reuna aqui a fines de enero.
El Sr. McGiffert ha sido Subsecre-
tario del Ej6rcito desde el 30 de
noviembre, luego de haber servido la
posici6n de Ayudante del Secretario

de la Defensa en Asuntos Legisla-
tivos desde 1962.
Naci6 en Boston el 27 de junio de
1926, vivi6 en Chicago de 1926 a
1939, y en Berkeley, California, de
1939 a 1944. Sirvi6 en la Armada
como ayudante t6cnico electr6nico
de 1944 a 1946. Al regresar a la vida
civil, para completar su educaci6n,
asisti6 a la Universidad de Harvard,
a la de Cambridge, y en 1953 se
gradu6 en la Universidad de Harvard.
Por poco tiempo estuvo tambi6n, en
1944, en la Universidad de Cali-
El Sr. McGiffert estuvo asociado
con la firma Covington & Burling en
Washington, D.C., de 1953 a 1955
y de 1957 a 1961. Tambi6n ensefi6
leyes en la Escuela de Derecho de la
Universidad de Wisconsin durante

El Gobernador Robert J. Fleming, Jr., escucha las melodies navidefias interpretadas al 6rgano por el famoso mi-
sico panamefio Lucho Azcirraga, durante la fiesta de Navidad ofrecida por la Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal
de PanamA el jueves l1timo. De izquierda a derecha estin TomAs Alberto Cupas, Director de Publicaciones en
Espafiol del Canal de PanamA; Danilo Eloy Luna, Jefe de Prensa de la Presidencia de la Repfblica y colum-
nista del diario Critica; el Gobernador Fleming; Frank A. Baldwin, Director de Informaci6n del Canal de Pana-
ma; el Teniente Coronel Orlando de la Guardia, EdecAn del Presidente de PanamA; Victor G. Canel, Subdirector
de Informaci6n del Canal de Panama; y Carlos "Chino" Ibarra, del conjunto de Lucho AzcArragai.

Ha Llegado la

Estacion Seca
La estaci6n seca ha llegado-ofi-
cialmente-despues de casi una lle-
gada de final de fotografia con Santa
A mediados de diciembre hubo un
preliminary de la estaci6n seca que
dur6 aproximadamente 1 semana.
El comienzo de esta estaci6n seca
fue notable por el hecho de que
nunca antes en la historic del Canal
habian estado ambos lagos tan altos
para tales prolongados periodos-al-
rededor de 1 mes-cuando las lluvias
La estaci6n seca comienza con
ambos lagos en su maxima capaci-
dad. A comienzos de esta semana el
Lago Gat6n estaba a 87.47 pies y
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)


Santa Claus visit tambi6n el Hospital Gorgas y una de las secciones donde estuvo fue en las Oficinas de la
Cruz Roja Americana de esa instituci6n. En la foto, de izquierda a derecha, Sra. Arthur Gribbons, quien antes
de jubilarse fuera Ayudante de la Jefe de Enfermeras del Hospital; la Sra. Clifford Johnson, voluntaria de la Cruz
Roja, de la ciudad de PanamA; Santa Claus, que en la ocasi6n fue el Sr. Vermont Spangler, funcionario de la
Division de Mantenimiento del Canal de PanamA, y la enfermera de servicio en esa secci6n Sra. James Russell.
En su recorrido, Santa Claus llev6 alegria y obsequies a todo el Hospital Gorgas, que el 23 de diciembre se
llen6 de la alegria de Navidad.

Directors de Consejos Civicos

Se Reunieron con el Gobernador

Y el Vicegobernador de la Zona

Los directors del Consejo Civico
Latinoamericano, tanto los salientes
como los entrants estuvieron pre-
sentes a principios de esta semana,
en una reuni6n con el Gobernador
de la Zona del Canal Robert J.
Fleming, Jr. y el Vicegobernador
H. R. Parfitt.
Los directors del Consejo Civico
Latinoamericano para 1966 son:
President George V. Richards,
quien fue Vicepresidente en 1965;
Vicepresidente, Ernest Williams; Se-
cretario, Howard C. Callender; Sub-
secretario, Samuel H. Blenman; Te-
sorero, Alfonso Alexis; Representante
a la Conferencia del Gobernador,
Ernest T. Franklin; Representantes
al Congress de Consejos Civicos La-
tinoamericanos, Clifton H. L6pez,
Sra. Doris Green, Eric S. Oakley y
suplente, C. Scotland.
Pedro Miguel
President, Seabert Haynes, Vice-
presidente en 1965; Vicepresidente,
Christoper E. Haywood, Presidente
del Congreso Latinoamericano en
1965; Representante en la Confe-
rencia. del Gobernador, Aston M.
Parchment, Presidente en 1965; Se-
cretario-Tesorero, IvAn E. Haywood;
Secretario de Correspondencia, Fitz
H. Grant; Representante suplente,
Egbert M. Best.
Rainbow City
President, Rupert S. Beckford;
Vicepresidente, Walter E. Clarke,
Representante a la Conferencia del
Gobernador en 1965; Representante
a la Conferencia del Gobernador,
Roy A. Watson; Secretario de Co-
rrespondencia, Albert H. Dogu6; Se-
cretario de Actas, Victor H. Arch-
bold; Tesorero, David S. Facey.
Santa Cruz
President, JuliAn Hoyte, reelecto;
Vicepresidente, Sra. Violet H. Rha-
burn, reelecta; Secretario, Ralph
Thorne; Tesorero, Louis G. Small,
reelecto; Representante a la Confe-

rencia del Gobernador, Kenneth
Haughton, reelecto; Representante
en el Congreso Latinoamericano,
Theophilus Peterkin, Secretario en
1965, y Representante substitute,
Rexford Innis, Secretario en 1965.
Estos son los directors de los Con-
sejos Civicos Estadounidenses que
no han sido anunciados anterior-
mente y que, recientemente estuvie-
ron presents en una Sesi6n Ejecu-
tiva presidida por el Vicegobernador,
H. R. Parfitt.
Consejo Civico de Gamboa
President, Charles S. Howe,
quien sirvi6 esta posici6n tanto en
1963 como en 1964; Vicepresidente,
Robert E. Lee; Tesorera, Sra. Sharon
Dukes; Secretaria, Sra. Katherine
Consejo Civico de Coco Solo
President, John L. Mason; Vice-
presidenta, Sra. Beverly Baker; Se-
gunda Vicepresidenta, Sra. Josephine
Ridge; Tesorero, CapitAn Dean K.
Bruch; Secretario, John N. Hutchin-
Consejo Civico de Gat6n
President, Thomas Carter; Vice-
presidente, CapitAn Samuel Londyn-
sky; Segundo Vicepresidente, James
Jones; Tesorero, Ted Bailey.
Los nuevos directors del Consejo
Civico del Pacifico, elegidos el 10
de novie-nbre y que anteriormonte
anunciAramos, son: Presidente, Capi-
tAn Howard Buehler; Primera Vice-
presidenta, Sra. Darlene Ashby; Se-
gundo Vicepresidente, Samuel Roe,
Jr.; Tesorero, C. R. Vosburgh; Secre-
taria, Sra. Eleanor Buehler.
El 11 de enero tendrA lugar la
elecci6n de los dignatarios del Con-
sejo Civico de Margarita. El nuevo
Consejo Civico, seg6n la votaci6n
del 7 de diciembre qued6 integrado
por James Wainio, Norma Devoll,
Ada Favorite, Kelly Maynard y
Stuart Wood. Los suplentes son
Doreen Wood, Florence Kelleher y
Violet Frecker. Todos los nuevos
miembros servirAn por 3 a6os.



Diciembre 30, 1965

1-Afio Nuevo.
1-Aniversario de la proclamaci6n de la Independencia de Haiti (1804).
3-Juego de softball en el Parque de la Liga de Softball del Pacifico en
Balboa, a las 4:45 p.m.
6-Dia de Reyes.
7-Torneo de Atletismo Cuadrangular entire las Escuelas Secundarias de
Balboa y Crist6bal, la Universidad de la Zona del Canal y el Club
Atletico de la Divisi6n de Escuelas, en el Estadio de Balboa, a las
7 p.m.



11:00- Documental
11:30-Asi Fue Esta Semana
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00-Cine en su Casa
4:30-Fiesta de Estrellitas
5:00- Carnaval de Cartones
5:30-Teatro Dominical
6:00- Estampida
7:00-El Paraguas MAgico
8:00- Comando A6reo
9:00-Los Bribones


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-Dick Tracy
12:25-ProDrama 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 Roblan
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
10:30- Teleteatro


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 Roblan
7:00- Robin Hood
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
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


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:15- El Poderoso H6rcules
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de RoblAn
7:00- Johnny Ringo
7:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:30- Los Delincuentes
9:30- Linea de Fuego


11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:15-El Cegato Magoo
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- La Nueva Ola
7:30-Los Locos Adams
9:00-El Show de Lucy
9:30-Peyton Place
10:30- Teleteatro


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
9:00- El Show de Antonio Prieto

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00- Todo pr la Patria
10:30-Hombres C61lebres
10:45- Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Acci6n en el Mar
12:00-Repris6: Novela Semanal
2:19-Repris6: 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 Franc6s
12:20-Noticiero del Mediodia
12:45-Ritmo y Alegria
l: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
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 Rev61ver
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- Instantneas 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- PicadilIo Humoristico
6:55-Instantaneas 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 Mujer Opina
5:00- Novela de las 5
5:30-Novela Juvenil
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30--Boite de Tres Patines
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:00- 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 Interfs Para Usted
1:00-Reoris6: Novela de las 5
5:00- Festival de Cartones
5:30- El PAjaro Loco
6:00- El Paso al Noroeste
6:30-Las Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
7:30-Estrellas Palmolive
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30- Yo Fui Criminal
9:30- Los Intocables

I_____En Su Pantalla___

Vie-nes 31-.
SAbado 19


NO SHOW Sammy The Way Out Seal

Sammy Te Way ut SeatN-1S-O


10 p.m.
High Flight

Play it ROOl ana
Thin Red Line

Domingo 2 Escape By Night Hot Enough For June Four For Texas
Lunes 3 .. Escape By Night Racing Fever and Four For Texas
Lue_3__EcpeBN__Naked Kiss
Martes 4 NO SHOW A French Mistress and Vicious Circle and
HelPl's Half Acre Man Or Gun

Mi6rcoles 5 Racing Fever and The Electronic Monster NO SHOW
Naked Kissr ___P__________i_ _______________________
ueves 6 ...- A French Mistress and NO SHOW Never Put It In Writing
Hell's Half Acre and Life In Danger
Viernes 7 -- NO SHOW Doctor Crippen Face 10p. Am.Fugitive
Face Of A Fugitive

Gente en la Noticia

Everett K. Caton, es conductor de
autom6viles del Canal de PanamA.
Por su caracter jovial y su espiritu
cortes y servicial es sumamente soli-
citado por los funcionarios del Canal.
Naci6 en Col6n hace 31 afios. En su
ciudad natal hizo sus studios prima-
rios y los secundarios en la Escuela
de Artes y Oficios Melchor Lasso de
la Vega de la ciudad de PanamA,
graduAndose de mecAnico automovi-
lista. Le gusta much el interior de
la Repiblica de PanamA, pero dice
que no hay que ir muy lejos para
ver panoramas preciosos en esta tie-
rra. A l le encanta la vista que ofrece
el Cerro Cabra, cerca de ArraijAn. De
su trabajo, nos dice que la persona
mis interesante que le ha tocado con-
ducir fue el Dr. Milton Eisenhower.
"Es una magnifica persona", dice
Caton, "es sumamente cbmunicativo
y esti sumamente interesado en
aprender el espafiol". Caton guard
con suma reverencia el recuerdo de
su padre, Joseph E. Caton, quien
fue persona sumamente conocida y
apreciada en la ciudad de PanamA,
ya que fue 6l quien inici6 el negocio
de venta de piezas usadas de auto-
m6viles, con su Taller Caton. Todo
el tiempo de Everett K. Caton lo
consume su trabajo con el Canal de
PanamA y su hijita Griselda Casander
que es su adoraci6n.

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Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mai. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviad a ala
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
vendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Nashbert Holmes es subjefe oficinista con la Divisi6n de Dragas del Canal
de Panami. Tiene 26 afios de servicio y reside en la poblaci6n de Santa
Cruz, Gamboa, Zona del Canal. Naci6 en Col6n en 1917 y sus studios los
hizo en su ciudad natal. Hace 17 afios contrajo matrimonio con la Sra.
Gwendoline Noble de Holmes y tienen una hijita de 5 afios, Zelma Janet,
que es la reina del hogar. Esta a cargo de todas las actividades en la Oficina
de Campo de Diablo de su division, en donde ademis del trabajo de oficina,
le toca despachar las lanchas y remolcadores de la Divisi6n de Dragas que
trabajan en la rada de Balboa. AdemAs, es musico de la Banda La Concordia
de la ciudad de Col6n. Como miembro de la banda le ha tocado participar
en desfiles patri6ticos y en programs de television. Recuerda que various
de sus compafieros de la banda, tambi6n empleados del Canal, brindaron la
mfsica para el acto de botadura de la Draga Mandinga del Canal de
PanamA, en Gamboa, el 23 de octubre de 1957. Le gusta nadar y jugar
tenis, pero su principal pasatiempo es trabajar ebanisteria.

Bolivia ha obtenido, al amparo de que vendrdn a suplementar un pr6s-
la Alianza para el Progreso, un crd- tamo anterior de $3.300.000, que
dito de Agena de los Estados tiene por objeto hacer que puedan
dito de la Agencia de los Estados partir y llegar aviones a reacci6n
Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacio- durante las 24 horas del dia en el
nal (ADI), por imported de $550.000, Aeropuerto de El Alto, de La Paz.

Paigina 2


Sammy The Way Out Seal


Sammy The Way Out Seal



Los cables de extensi6n y las
luces de inspecci6n deben en-
contrarse en buenas condiciones
a todo moment. Los protectores
do los bombillos deben sor a
prueba de vapores en sitios
done haya polvos a vapores
explosives. Dentro de tanques
deben usorse lines do bajo

Los bombillos rolos son Al meter las manos
un riesgo double. Prime- desnudas dentro de las
ro desconecte ato co- colas de fusibles se
rrionto para evitar cho- pueden sufrir quema-
que, luego use unas duras y cheques gra-
pinzas para desenros- ves. Siempre que va-
car la base rota y so- ya a quitar o cam-
carla del portaldmpa- biar fusibles use unas
ras. pinzas especiales.

Precauciones con la Electricidad
La electricidad o corriente electrica esta ganando cada dia una mayor
popularidad y cada dia se estin encontrando nuevas aplicaciones para este
element capaz de suministrarnos fuerza motriz, alumbrado y calefacci6n.
En 6pocas anteriores eran muy pocas las personas que tenian que enten-
derselas con la electricidad y no era comiin ver la cantidad de cables, insta-
laciones y herramientas el6ctricas que se ven hoy en dia tanto en los lugares
de trabajo como en los de habitaci6n y recreaci6n. Este incremento en el
uso de la energia electrica hace necesario que todas las personas tengan
un conocimiento adecuado de la forma como puede emplearse este element
de manera segura, porque asi como es de 6til al ser empleado en forma
apropiada, asi es de perjudicial y dafiino al no tomar precauciones en su
Como norma general se ha establecido que solamente un electricista
debe encargarse de hacer instalaciones y conexiones el6ctricas, lo mismo
que de hacer las reparaciones necesarias en los equipos el6ctricos. Sin
embargo, cualquier persona que se encuentre en un sitio en donde se use
la electricidad debe tener conocimientos bAsicos sobre las precauciones que
deben ser tomadas en circunstancias normales y en emergencies.
A continuaci6n incluimos algunas de las normas bAsicas para la preven-
ci6n de accidents al trabajar con instalaciones y conexiones electricas.
* Utilice siempre equipo el6ctrico que lleve un sello de aprobaci6n de un
laboratorio de pruebas autorizado como el Underwriters Laboratories.
* Todas las instalaciones electricas deben ser hechas de acuerdo con los
c6digos de electricidad y normas de seguridad vigentes.
* En cada circuit deben instalarse fusibles o interruptores termo-
* Todos los circuitos deben estar clara y permanentemente identificados
en las cajas de interruptores y/o equipos de control. Las marcas de
identificaci6n deben incluir el voltaje a que trabajan los circuitos.
* Todos los circuitos deben considerarse electrizados hasta que no se
pruebe lo contrarto y se haga la comunicaci6n del caso a todos los
* Debe tomarse precauci6n extrema para evitar cortos circuitos o conexio-
nes a tierra al trabajar cerca de circuitos o equipos el6ctricos "vivos".
Nunca se debe trabajar en equipos o circuitos electrizados a menos que
se tenga autorizaci6n expresa del supervisor.
Todas las herramientas de mano portitiles el6ctricas y todos los equipos
de instalaci6n permanent deben estar conectados a tierra.
* El alambrado de las limparas y de iluminaci6n en general, debe estar
ordenadamente arreglado y libre de exposici6n a deterioro mecanico.
Deben colocarse sefiales de precauci6n en todos los sitios donde exista
la posibilidad de entrar en contact con conductores electrizados.
Antes de intentar realizar algun trabajo de mantenimiento, reparaci6n
o ajuste en cualquier equipo o circuit el'ctrico, se deberA abrir el
interruptor del circuit y asegurarlo con candado.
Todos los cables de extension deben ser revisados peri6dicamente.
Solamente deben usarse enchufes y toma-corrientes recubiertos con
plAstico no conductor o caucho, para las luces portAtiles o lamparas
de extension.
Los empalmes en circuitos el6ctricos deben ser reforzados con soldadura
y recubiertos con cinta aisladora para mayor seguridad.
Todas las herramientas usadas para trabajos electricos de reparaci6n,
tales como alicates, destornilladores, pinzas para fusibles, etc., deben
ser completamente aislados.
(NOTA: Cualquier voltage debe ser considerado peligroso.)

Cierre de Planas
Todo el material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY debe ser
recibido en la Oficina de Prensa
del Canal de Panama a mAs tar-
dar el lunes por la tarde de la
semana de publicaci6n. Solamen-
te el material urgente puede ser -
recibido y procesado para usarlo
la misma semana, el martes al
mediodia. Envie el material al
PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY, Box "Y como nuevo jefe de seguridad no he
M, Balboa Hede permitir ningn acidente sin mi auto-
M, Balboa Heights, C.Z. rizoci6n par escrito".

Dos Barcos Griegos

De Turismo Llegaran

Con 1.300 Pasajeros
Dos turismo de la Linea
Griega llegarin a Crist6bal durante
esta temporada, fue el anuncio que
hicieron C. Fernie & Co., agents de
esa linea en Crist6bal. Los barcos
son el recientemente convertido
Reina Ana Maria, antiguo Empress
of Britain, y el Olympia, que fue
construido en 1953 para la ruta trans-
atlAntica de esa compafiia. Traerin
650 pasajeros cada uno en cruceros
por las Antillas que saldrAn de
Nueva York.
El Reina Ana Maria, que llegara
a Crist6bal el 27 de enero, ha visi-
tado el Canal en diferentes ocasiones
como Empress of Britain. Este barco
fue vendido a la Linea Griega por la
Canadian Pacific y remodelada en los
Astilleros Mariotti, en G6nova. El
tonelaje bruto del barco fue aumen-
tado a 26,300 toneladas y tambi6n
el espacio de cubiertas. Fue creada
una grari cubierta de recreo y se le
afiadieron cuatro piscinas abiertas
ademas de la situada bajo techo, alre-
dedor de la cual hay un gimnasio y
bafios sauna. Esta nave comenz6 su
servicio en marzo de este afio, entire
Nueva York, Lisboa, NApoles, Pireo
y Haifa.
El Olympia llegara a Crist6bal el
16 de febrero y permanecerA alli
hasta la madrugada del dia siguiente.

y respuestas
dQud limitaciones hay, al pasar un
vehiculo a la izquierda?-El lado
izquierdo de la via debe estar cla-
ramente visible y libre de trAfico
que venga en la direcci6n contra-
ria, a tal distancia que permit
verificar la operaci6n de una ma-
nera completamente segura. El
vehiculo que est6 pasando debe
sonar su bocina y regresar al lado
derecho de la via antes de estar a
100 pies de distancia del vehiculo
que se acerque en la direcci6n

El Torneo Abierto de Golf
por Invitaci6n de PanamA se
celebrara los dias 17, 18, 19 y
20 de febrero de 1966, segfin
anuncio hecho por Dick Deh-
linger, president del Comit6
del Campeonato Abierto y por
Pedro Diaz, Gerente General
del Instituto Panamefio de Tu-
El torneo tendra como patro-
cinadores a los Cigarrillos Vice-
roy y al Instituto Paanamefio de
Turismo. Dehlinger y Diaz re-
tornaron, recientemente, de
Palm Springs, Florida, en
donde hicieron los arreglos para
el torneo annual con la oficina
principal de la Asociaci6n de
Golfistas Profesionales y con
Jeff Lee, Gerente General de
los Cigarrillos Viceroy.

El torneo annual "Pro-Ama-
teur" se celebrarA el mi6rcoles
16 de febrero, por un premio
total de $1.500 y trofeos a los
Dehlinger anunci6 que habrA
el sorteo "Calcuta" poco antes
del torneo. La "Tripleta" sera
tambi6n parte del Abierto de
PanamA en 1966, que propor-
cionarA un premio diario de
$500 despu6s de 18, 36 y 54
hoyos, y un gran premio de
$2.500 sobre los 72 hoyos. Los
boletos de la "Tripleta" se pon-
dran a la venta dentro de poco
y serAn vendidos a $3 cada uno.
Dehlinger, Diaz y Lee anun-
ciaron que el Abierto de Pana-
mA en 1966 atraerA a destaca-
dos golfistas profesionales de
Estados Unidos y otros paises.

Lo que Debe Hacer si su

Automovil se le Incendia

4Que haria usted si se incendiara
el motor de su autom6vil o la tapi-
ceria del mismo? Usted debe tener,
listo para ser usado, un extintor de
incendios ademAs de otro equipo de
emergencia. EstA el suyo fAcilmente
accessible y sabe usted c6mo usarlo?
La Asociaci6n Nacional para la,Pro-
tecci6n contra Incendios recomienda
un extintor de 2V/ libras o mayor,
del tipo de agents quimicos secos
o de di6xido de carbon, registrado
por UL, FM o ULC. No se confie
en extintores "de bolsillo".
Nunca trate de combatir un in-
cendio localizado alrededor del tan-
que de gasolina-es demasiado peli-
1. Cierre la ignici6n y saque a
todos los ocupantes del vehiculo;
haga que alguien Ilame a los bombe-
ros. jUn incendio de autom6vil
queda fuera de control rApidamente!
2. Levante la tapa del motor con
cuidado y proteja sus manos y cara
contra cualquier llamarada.
3. Retirese. Dirija chorros cortos
con el extintor a la base de la llama
(trate de no utilizar la carga com-
pleta del extintor por si el fuego

comienza otra vez).
' 1. En este caso el mejor extintor
es el agua. Asegirese de haber usado
suficiente para apagar el fuego. Si
no hay agua cerca, puede usar arena
o tierra. Un fuego en la tapiceria
puede no ser apagado por extintores
quimicos o de di6xido de carbon.
2. Si es possible, saque la part in-
cendiada (por lo comfn, el asiento).
Sea sumamente cuidadoso con los in-
cendios en la tapiceria pues pueden
seguir sin que uno se d6 cuenta y
tomar cuerpo horas despu6s.
La mejor manera de evitar un in-
cendio en su autom6vil, es arreglar,
en seguida, cualquier dafio en el sis-
tema de elecricidad o de combusti-
ble. Tambi6n tenga sumo cuidado
al fumar.
Ordinariamente, si alguien es he-
rido en un autom6vil no se le debe
mover mAs de lo necesario hasta que
Ilegue el medico. Pero si hay escapes
de gasoline . saque a todo el
mundo del autom6vil LO MAS RA-
PIDO POSIBLE. Los vapores invi-
sibles de gasoline se difunden y
pueden provocar peligrosos fuegos.
Y, sobre todo iNO FUME!

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Vista de la playa de Panama Viejo en marea baja. El Area de las ruinas rodeadas de sardines se aprecia a la
izquierda; en el centro, las ruinas de la gran torre de la vieja Catedral y, a la derecha de la torre, el cuartel de la
Guardia Nacional.

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Diciembre 30, 1965


Diciembre 30, 1965

Dieron Regalos a Jubilados'

De la Divisi6n de Transporte
La fiesta de Navidad de los em- Canal de PanamA sirva al mundo lo
pleados de la Divisi6n de Transporte mas perfectamente possible.
a Motor, Sector Pacifico, tuvo un Al terminar el acto de entrega de
sabor muy especial este afio. Se con- las bandejas, el Sr. IvAn E. Haywood,
virti6 en un agape fraternal en honor alto empleado administrative de la
de los viejos empleados de la divi- Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor, in-
si6n que se jubilan hasta el 30 de vit6 a los asistentes a un animado
diciembre. baile, conque terminal, cerca de la
Alrededor de 200 personas, em- medianoche, esa inolvidable fiesta de
pleados de la Divisi6n de Transporte Navidad.
a Motor, sus esposas y amigos, se
reunieron en el Sal6n de Actos de
la Iglesia de San Albano, en Paraiso, Aagiaa ta OS
el jueves 23 de diciembre, por la Agra rrn os
noche, para despedir a 9 empleados I E I 0
que han brindado mas de 300 afios EmpleCad os el 2O
de servicios al Canal de PanamA. Son
ellos Arthur Turner, Sydney S. Fran- El 28 de enero, en el Comedor de
cis, Claude P. Yard, Ridley C. Oficiales de Albrook, Thatcher y
Wright, Ishmael S. Ward, Enos A. Mildred Clisbee, serAn honrados con
Linsay, Eduardo H. Richards, Alfred una fiesta de jubilaci6n, por parte de
Spence M. y Clarence Morrell. sus amigos y compafieros de trabajo
El Sr. Walter Hobby, Capataz de la Oficina de Planificaci6n y de
General de la Divisi6n en el Sector la Direcci6n de Salubridad del Canal
Pacifico, en compaiia de su Ayu- de PanamA. William De La Mater,
dante, Sr. Melvin V. Smith, entreg6 de la Oficina de Planificaci6n esta
a cada uno de los jubilados una ban- a cargo de los boletos.
deja de plata, que ilevaba grabado Thatcher y Mildred Clisbee son
el nombre de cada jubilado. Estas una popular pareja de empleados del
bandejas de plata fueron adquiridas Canal, de segunda generaci6n, que se
por sus compafieros de trabajo que jubilant juntos el dia de boy.
de esta manera quisieron demostrar- A pesar de que 61 naci6 en el
les su aprecio a los viejos servidores. pueblo de los dias de la construcci6n
El Sr. Hobby felicity personal-de Gorgona y ella en Louisville, Ken-
mente Sr. Hobby fcada uno de los jubilados y tucky, ambos fueron juntos a la es-
mente a cada uno de los jubilados y cuela en la Zona del Canal y se gra-
en breves palabras dijo a los pre- duaron de secundaria juntos. Ambos
sentes que se encontraba orgulloso tienen mAs de 30 afios al servicio del
de haber tenido bajo sus 6rdenes a Canal. Se casaron en 1936 y desde
ese grupo tan eficiene de hombresan entonces viven en el sector pacifico
que durante tantos afos se habian de la Zona del Canal.
esforzado, en su ramo, porque el Luego de haber trabajado en dife-
rentes departamentos del Canal de
PanamA, Thatcher terminal su servi-
Ha Llegado la cio en la Oficina de Planificaci6n,
(Viene de la pdgina 1) mientras que su esposa, se jubila
(Vene de la dgna 1) siendo miembro del personal de la
Madden a 252.40 pies, estando el Direcci6n de Salubridad.
nivel de Madden 4 d6cimos de pie Planean viajar a California en fe-
sobre la parte mAs alta de las puertas brero, darle la vuelta al mundo y
de tambor colocadas en la posici6n luego . pensar en un lugar para
mAs elevada. vivir permanentemente.

Pepe nos dice:

Cuidado con

los dedos

6Ha tratado usted alguna vez de tomar un vaso de agua sin utilizar su
dedo pulgar como palanca para inclinar el vaso o tratado de escribir sin
tomar la pluma entire los dedos indice y pulgar? En la pr6xima oportunidad
que tenga ensaye uno o ambos de estos experiments y descubrirA una de
las razones por las que el hombre es un animal superior.
jEsto es un heci..' Algunos antropologos creen que el uso de los dedos
indice y pulgar es un... raz6n principal para que el hombre haya logrado
obtener el progress de que goza hoy en dia. A pesar de nuestra superioridad
mental sobre las demAs criaturas que existen en la tierra, estos cientificos
se preguntan cuAntos puentes hubieramos construido . cuAntos meca-
nismos complejos como autom6viles y aeroplanos y como fAbricas y plants
modernas hubi6ramos ensamblado. Se preguntan si todo lo que hemos hecho
lo hubieramos podido hacer sin contar con estas versAtiles y eficientes
herramientas que hemos denominado dedos y pulgares.
Sin los dedos y los pulgares los hombres de las cavernas no habrian
podido fabricar sus hachas y cuchillos de piedra . y sin estas herra-
mientas rudimentarias con quA empezar, cuAnto progress habriamos logrado
despues de esta etapa de vida primitive?
Los antrop6logos pueden tener raz6n con respect a que la mayoria de
nuestros logros son el resultado director de la versatilidad de nuestros dedos
y pulgares. El asunto important es . puesto que tenemos estas valiosas
herramientas humans . darles la mAxima protecci6n obedeciendo todas
las reglas de seguridad referentes a las manos.
La seguridad de sus manos depend de usted . trabaje siempre de
acuerdo con los procedimientos de seguridad. Mantenga sus manos lejos de
los puntos en que puedan ser atrapadas, al manipular materials. Protejalas
contra los bordes filosos y contra substancias quimicas corrosivas. Nunca
repare o engrase maquinaria en movimiento. Use siempre la herramienta

Pete Orgeron, empleado de la Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor del Canal de Panami baila un tamborito pana-
meiio con una maestra de la Escuela Republica Dominicana en Ant6n, Provincia de Cocl6, cuando fue a Ilevar,
como todos los afios, emparedados y dulces para los nifios antoneros. Pete ha estado haciendo estos regalos a los
nifios antoneros de varias escuelas, desde 1946.

Desde la puerta que se ve al fondo de la fotograffa, el Teniente Howard Richards, Comandante Interino del Dis-
trito de Policia de Balboa, observa a Santa Claus afanado en la repartici6n de golosinas y juguetes a los nifios
de las dos escuelas de la poblaci6n de Nuevo Vigia, situada a orillas del Lago Madden. Las dos escuelas son
la Desmond Byam y la de Nuevo Vigia. MAs de 500 nifios de escuela y beb6s Ilevados por sus madres fueron
atendidos por el Santa Claus de la Policia de Balboa y sus ayudantes en una fiestecita de Navidad que fue
alegrada por el Combo de Danny Bishop, de la Ciudad de PanamA.

En Nuevo Vigia

Estuvo S. Claus
El jueves 23 de diciembre, la po- -
blaci6n de Nuevo Vigia se llen6 de
risas y gritos infantiles a la llegada
de la lancha de la Policia. En la
lancha llegaba Santa Claus con una
cantidad enorme de juguetes y golo-
sinas para los nifios de la poblaci6n
que son visitados todos los afios por
los miembros de la Policia de Balboa. f
MAis de 400 nifios de las escuelas
de Nuevo Vigia y Desmond Byam,
de esa poblaci6n, se reunieron para
recibir al viejito del vestido rojo y
largas barbas blancas, que con su
eterna sonrisa llegaba a traerles una 'h
Navidad anticipada. Junto con los
nifios de las escuelas llegaron otros
100 bebhs acompafiados por sus
madres. Para todos hubo dulces, re-
galos y juguetes que los policies de
Balboa habian recogido durante todor
el afio para sus ahijados de la pobla ..
ci6n de Nuevo Vigia.
Otros que estuvieron sumamente Esta nifia si cree en Santa Claus. La alegria que siente puede verse clara-
cupados durante la celebraci6n de mente en su rostro, al recibir de manos del viejito de barbas blancas el
la fiestecita de Navidad en las Escue- aguinaldo que habia pedido. La escena tuvo lugar en Nuevo Vigia, pobla-
las de Nuevo Vigia, fueron los cama- ci6n de las orillas del Lago Madden, a donde fueron los policies de Balboa
las de Nuevo Vigia, fueron los cama- a Ilevar la alegria de Navidad a los nifios de esa poblaci6n. El Santa Claus
r6grafos de television de la estaci6n de la escena, en la vida real se llama Andr6s Poschl y es official de Policia
SCN de las Fuerzas Armadas, que en Balboa Zona del Caanal. Lo ayudaron Jim Dunn, George Tocherman
filmaron esa fiesta infantile. y Richard Kinsey, tambidn policies.

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