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.


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

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Full Text

THE PANAMA CANAL Giftof the Pnama Canal seum


Vol. V, No. 30 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, January 13, 1967

Spending in Panama

Survey Is Planned

Approximately 800 questionnaires
will go out next week in the annual
survey conducted to determine what
income the Republic of Panama
derived from the Canal Zone in 1966
in addition to the annual annuity and
purchases of foods, beverages, indus-
trial products and similar items by
the Panama Canal organization.
Names were selected at random
from a listing of all U.S.-citizen em-
ployees of PanCanal. Assistance of
those receiving questionnaires in com-
pleting and returning them will pro-
vide a sampling of expenditures of
the average employee in Panama and
wages and salaries paid to Panama-
nian firms or individuals residing in
the Republic.
Completion and return of the ques-
tionnaires within 2 weeks is requested.
Information is treated as confidential
and used only as a source of economic
If more than one member of a
family is employed by the Canal
organization, the questionnaire
should be completed by the head
of -the household only and all
expenditures for the family should
be included on the one form.

PC Employees'

Pictures in

History Book
Not many people get their pic-
tures in world history books-but four
Canal Zone policemen did.
Their picture appears in the Latin
America section of the volume
A Global History of Man, by Leften
S. Stavrianos, published by Allyn &
Bacon (1964).
The occasion was the raising,
simultaneously, of the United States
and Republic of Panama flags for the
first time in the Canal Zone in 1960.
Pictured are: H. W. Dempsey, Sr.,
beneath the U.S. flag; E. L. Janssen
(who left the Canal organization in
1964) holding the lanyard to the U.S.
flag; W. F. Kessler, raising the Pan-
ama flag; and W. P. Angeline, hold-
ing the lanyard of the Panama flag.

Red Cross Annual

Meeting Tuesday
The annual meeting of the Canal
Zone Chapter of the American Red
Cross will be held at 2 p.m., Tues-
day, at the Chapter Headquarters in
Building 0610-B, Gaillard Highway,
adjacent to the Civil Affairs Build-
ing. Attendance of all members of
the Staff, Board of Directors, and
Volunteer Workers is requested.
A review of the activities of the
chapter, as outlined in the annual
report, will be presented, and matters
of general interest will be discussed.
A meeting of the Board of Direc-
tors will be held immediately after
the general meeting to elect officers.

Swim Meet Feb. 22
The Washington's Birthday Swim
Meet will be held at Balboa Swim-
ming Pool February 22, beginning at
9:30 a.m. This meet is sponsored by
the Schools Division and students
attending U.S. Canal Zone Schools
may participate.
For the second year a special event
will be featured, the 100-yard free-
style, unlimited. This event will be in
honor of Eddie Wood, former Canal
Zone and Olympic swimmer.

General classifications listed ask for
estimates of expenditures for housing
and shelter, recreation and entertain-
ment, purchases, services, and other
Sample listings also are provided,
under each of these classifications, to
help persons filling out the question-
naires determine under which head-
ings certain expenditures should go.

Dry Season Shift:

Water Conservation

Although the dry season started-
officially-December 26 and is now
only 3 weeks old, the Panama Canal
organization was shifting over to dry
season operation this week with em-
phasis on water conservation.
Conservation of the water in Gatun
Lake was directed in a memorandum
issued by Capt. M. J. Prince, Marine
Director, who asked the Chief of the


'06 Isthmus Resident Back for Visit

Few old timers can recall so
vividly life on the Isthmus in the
early 1900's and relate it with
such nostalgic fondness as Mildred
(Christle) Persons, who at 82 still
remembers the dress she wore when
she landed at Colon in early Sep-
tember 1906.
Mrs. Persons now lives in St.
Petersburg, Fla. Her late husband
was a Canal builder who pioneered
the tourist bureau service in Panama
and she has been visiting her
daughter and many friends in Pan-
ama. She lived in the Canal Zone
and Panama for more than 44 years,
coming in 1906 to join her husband
who had arrived earlier to work for
the Quartermaster Office at Mount
A few years later the Persons
moved to the Pacific side, where Mr.
Persons was employed in the Mu-
nicipal Office at Ancon. He resigned
from the Canal organization in 1920
to go into the tourist business in
Her first home on the Isthmus was
a dirt-floor room in the Old Palmer
House in Cristobal, which was oper-
ated by an American. Furnishings
included a two-burner kerosene hot-
plate, an icebox with capacity for
(Continued on p. 4)

Social Security

Benefits Added

By Amendments
More U.S. citizens will be receiv-
ing more benefits under the Social
Security System in 1967 because of
amendments effective last July.
Approximately 800,000 additional
persons were brought into the sys-
tem's coverage as a direct result of
the amendments. Since the end of
1965, an additional 1.2 million per-
sons have received coverage.
An estimated 22 million men,
women, and children-one out of
every nine in the United States-
were receiving Social Security bene-
fits as of December 31.
The Social Security System will
pay out $25,000 million in 1967,
compared with $19,000 million if the
amendments had not been enacted.
In 1966, $21,000 million was paid
out, $3,000 million more than the
preamendment estimate.
Among those who are receiving
benefits as a result of the amend-
ments are:
385,000 students aged 18 to 22,
eligible because one or both parents
receives disability benefits, retire-
ment benefits or the family is receiv-
ing death benefits for a parent who
125,000 persons 72 or over, eligi-
S (Continued on p. 2)

Picnicking at Porto Bello in 1909. Mild
a picnic lunch


Ocu Fair OP

Plans are rapidly taking shape for
United States participation in the Ocu
Fair, scheduled for January 20-22
in that town in the Azuero Peninsula
Display elements furnished by the
Armed Forces, Panama Canal, U.S.
Information Service, and the Alliance
for Progress will be included in the
The annual fair is in one of the
smaller towns in the Republic, but
one of the most typical. The fair is
representative of the activities and
progress in rural Panama, and honors
Saint Sebastian, patron saint of the
An action highlight of the fair will
be two series of parachute jumps, one
Friday, January 20, and the other
the following day. The Pan American
Sport Parachute Club and the Army
Atlantic Sport Parachute Club fur-
nish this thrilling spectacle, staged
adjacent to the fairgrounds.
Music will be provided by the U.S.
Air Force Band, which will play at
the fair and also in town, where there
will be a concert.
The Panama Canal exhibit will
include movies, a sound selectrovision
presentation, bright color photo-
graphic panels, as well as the popular
burros, Mancha and Gato, always a
hit with the kiddies who ride them.
The U.S. Information Service will
run movies in color each night of the
fair and an AID exhibit will feature
progress in Panama. The U.S. Air
Force exhibit features photos and a
selectrovision program, while the
U.S. Navy will have a cutaway model
of a ship, along with photos showing
various activities of that service. The

9overnor'J Prayer

Areaklat Jeb. 3
The Canal Zone Governor's
Third Annual Prayer Breakfast
will be held Friday morning,
February 3, in the cafetorium of
Curundu Junior High School.
Invitations went out this week
and approximately 400 persons
are expected to attend. Fred L.
Denton, chief, Rates and Analysis
Branch, is chairman of arrange-
ments and will serve as chairman
during the breakfast.

rmed Pesnse ro ihejy

red Persons, second from right, enjoys
with friends. Pro Baseball

IPATE Game Monday
| 0 ^At Stadium
)~ens Jan. 20 Marlboro and Cerveza Balboa will
U.S. Army exhibit will feature photos meet in Balboa Stadium Monday,
that spotlight the civic actions of January 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the first
the Army. game of the professional baseball
The fair centers about cattle and season in the Canal Zone.
livestock competition, and there will Tickets are 50 cents.
be both beef and dairy cattle judg- Members of Minor, Little, and
ing, hog judging, and poultry judg- Farm League teams who attend
ing. Communities in the area compete the game in their uniforms will be
for honors in these competitions admitted for 25 cents. Two of these
during the 3-day fair. boys will be selected as honor
There will be a luncheon honoring pitcher and batter that night.
fair officials, dances in the evening, The powerful Marlboro team in-
the colorful native dances at 1 p.m. eludes players like Chico Salmon, of
on January 20, and a parade that the Cleveland Indians; Hector L6pez,
morning as the fair is officially until recently with the New York
opened. Yankees, who next season will be
Saturday, January 21, there will playing with the California Angels
be a plowing contest and folkloric in the American League; George
dances at the fairgrounds. At 9:30 "Bobby" Prescott, leading home run
a.m., Sunday, the judging of cattle hitter and R.B.I. in the Mexican base-
will take place to choose the Grand ball league with the Poza Rica Club;
Champion of the Fair. Awards and Herbert Raybourne, physical educa-
certificates will be presented to win- tion instructor at Balboa High School,
ing farm and industry exhibits at 11 and an excellent professional baseball
a.m., with the fair closing in the player; Winston Brown, pitcher and
afternoon, manager of the team who will be
manager of the Poza Rica Club in
the coming Mexican season, and
Southbound Shipments other players who play in different
On Cristobal Prepaid teams of the minor leagues in the
n C stobalUnited States and Mexico.
Personal shipments to be for- Cerveza Balboa has on its lineup:
warded southbound via the SS Cris- Osvaldo "Ossie" Chavarria and Ra-
tobal must be prepaid insofar as in- mon Webster, of the Kansas City
land freight, express, or parcel post Athletics; Gil Garrido, Jr., of Rich-
charges are concerned, mond, in the International League;
C.O.D. shipments will not be Leonardo Martinez of Club Poza Rica
accepted at the New Orleans ter- of the Mexican League; and others.
minal. Ron Santa Clara and Marlboro will
Payment of charges for ocean meet in Balboa Stadium Wednesday,
transportation via the SS Cristobal January 18. Monday, January 23,
are still payable t the Terminals will see action between Cerveza
Division upon delivery, as in the Balboa and Ron Santa Clara in the
past. same stadium.

Locks Division to make maximum use
of short chamber lockages at Gatun
and Pedro Miguel Locks for vessels
up to 500 feet in length and short
chamber lockages at Mirafiores as
necessary to conserve water in Mira-
flores Lake.
The maximum number of tandum
lockages are to be made and hydraulic
assist, which uses more water to help
larger ships leaving the locks 6ham-
bers, is to be restricted to only the
deepest draft vessels with beams of
more than 99 feet.
No request for conservation of
electrical energy is contemplated this
year, since the Panama Canal Elec-
trical Division feels that it is in a
position to take care of even the new
high peak loads with the use of the
new generating units at the Miraflores
Power Station and by purchase of
power from Fuerza y Luz. A record
peak of 89,200 kilowatts was recorded
January 9.
In order to conserve water in Gatun
Lake, use of the hydroelectric station
at Gatun is now being curtailed. All
other electrical generation units have
been placed in full operation.
Because of the heavy rains in the
Gatun Lake Basin during the last
part of the rainy season, the dry
season started with Catun Lake filled
to a high of 87.38' feet and Madden
Lake at 254.38 feet. Several gates at
I Gatun Spillway were opened Decem-
ber 26 to take care of the surplus.
The level of Gatun Lake began to
drop December 29 and by January 9
I was at 87.07 feet.


January 13, 1967

1. .;.R

In the grasp of a little heavy-handed humor contrived by his colleague,
Arthur Pollack, is Panama Canal photographer Alberto Acevedo, who cringes
for the camera as Pollack's gargantuan fingers seem to close in from above.
The idea for the science fiction-like shot came about during the course of
a more serious assignment, when the photographer's hand accidentally got
in front of the lens.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
January 14, 1967

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:20 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-A Fine Madness
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Diary Of Anne
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Boy, Did I Get
A VWrong Number!
Fri., 7:00 p.m.-McHale's Navy Joins
The Air Force

Sat.-Heroes Of Telemark
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Jungle Jim
In The Forbidden Land
Sun.-Mon.-The Fortune Cookie
Tues.-The High Bright Sun
Wed.-Those Calloways
Thurs.-Lovers Must Learn
Fri.-Desert Hell
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Devil
Ship Pirates

Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Town Tamer
Sun.-Those Calloways
Tues.-Reap The Wild Wind

Enjoy a congenial and relaxing
Sunday morning at the Tivoli Guest
House Sunday Brunch January 15.
The menu will include Assorted
Fruit and Juice Trays, Dollar Pan-
cakes, Syrup, Honey, Eggs Benedict,
Pigs in Blanket, German Fried
Potatoes, Grilled Sausage Links,
Grilled Bacon, Deep Fried Chicken
Livers, Assorted Dry Cereals, But-
tered Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Jam,
Jelly, Blueberry Muffins, Assorted
Coffee Cakes, Coffee, Tea, and
Brunch is served in the Roosevelt
Room from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Monday Night Buffet on Jan-
uary 16, is cancelled due to the AAA
Club Dinner and Meeting. Regular
Coffee Shop service will be available
for those not attending the dinner

Wed.-The Fortune Cookie
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-The High Bright Sun
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Torn Curtain
Tues.-Wed.-Ambush Bay
Thurs.-The New Interns
Fri.-Arizona Raiders
Sat.-Ship Of Fools
Sun., 2:00 p.m.-Mon., 7:00 p.m.-
Tues.-Twenty-Three Paces To Baker
Wed.-Town Tamer
Thurs.-The Story Of Dr. Wassell
Fri.-Those Calloways
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Flaming
Sat.-And Now Miguel
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-Sword Of
Ali Baba
Tues.-The Story Of Dr. Wassell
Thurs.-Heroes Of Telemark
Fri.-Town Tamer

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC-
Saturday, January 14, 1967
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet-Don Knotts:
A man miraculously turns into a fish
and helps win the war. (Family medal.)
T-116 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Sing Boy, Sing-Tommy Sands, Lili Gentle:
From preacher's son to rock-n-roll king!
He came out of the South to sing his
way to the top of the world. (Scope.)
T-98 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Wackiest Ship In The Army-Jack
Lemmon, Ricky Nelson: The hilarious
saga of the most fouled-up crew ever
. and a ship so wacky that the Navy
wished it off on the Army! (Scope and
color.) T-106 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Mouse That Roared-Peter Sellers,
Jean Seberg: The amazing story of the
mouse that devoured the lion . it's
deliciously daffy and frightfully funny.
(Color.) T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
BERNADINE-Pat Boone, Terry Moore:
A story as wonderful as young people
in love! Hear Pat sing! Bernadine. .
Technique. . Love Letters in the
Sand. (Scope and Color.) T-102 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley, Richard
Evgan. 1Dhbra Pagct; Adventure of the
notorious lcno brothers . and the
girl they fought for, 'i.'.. i
1-96i mins.

Watch for our German Night *All night slwi hv begin at 7:00o p.m. ex-
aBuffet un s sanhiar 93! il 'i .Progoam siijvet to hngse
Buffet on January 23! 1i Nii,,t liotire.


"Becket" Next

Production for

Ancon Theater

Tryouts for "Becket," the next
presentation by the Theatre Guild,
will be held at the Ancon Playhouse
January 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25,
starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.
There are 18 speaking parts, and
walk-on roles for many extras.
Besides the principals, there are 5
women in the cast and 2 teenage
boys, who will play the young
The Isthmian presentation of John
Anouilh's "Becket" will be directed
by Frederic J. Berest, Assistant
Supervisor in the Panama Canal's
Guide Service. Hle is a former in-
structor at the Pasadena Playhouse
and before coming to the Isthmus
worked in Hollywood television and
He directed the Theatre Guild
presentations of "Death Of A Sales-
man" and "Inherit The Wind" and
was presented the Panama Canal's
Key to the Locks award for his work
as director of Rodgers & Hammer-
stein's "The King And I" for the
benefit of the 1965 United Fund.
"Becket" will open February 24.
Fourteen performances will be given,
with the final curtain the night of
March 11. The Playhouse stage will
be dark February 27 and March 6,
the only 2 non-performance nights.


Expert Coming

As Consultant

Dr. Arthur S. Keats, professor and
head of the Department of Anesthe-
siology at Baylor University College
of Medicine, will visit the Isthmus
for 3 days beginning Tuesday as a
consultant to physicians and nurses
engaged in the specialty of anesthe-
Dr. Keats was educated at Rutgers
University and the University of
Pennsylvania, where he obtained his
M.D. degree. During his studies he
served several times as student assist-
ant, a valuable teaching and learning
process in itself.
He edits the Journal of Anesthe-
siology for the American Medical
Association, heads many committees
for the Government, and is a member
of the National Research Council.
Beside his appointment at Baylor,
Dr. Keats devotes a portion of his
time to positions as Director of Anes-
thesiology at Ben Taub General Hos-
pital and the Veterans Administra-
tion Hospital in Houston and Con-
sultant in Anesthesiology at Brooke
Army Hospital in San Antonio.
He is the author of numerous
papers and spends much time lectur-
ing to students and the medical
profession around the world.

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) S2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPILLWAY Sub-
scriptions, Box 'M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Capt. Gerald Oster, who recently completed Panama Canal pilot's training,
proudly displays his unlimited Panama Canal pilot's license presented by
Capt. M. J. Prince, USN, Marine Director, right. At left is Capt. Donald A.
Dertien, Chief of the Navigation Division. Captain Oster, a native New
Yorker, came to the Panama Canal in June 1965 after 15 years of service
with the Military Sea Transport Service. He has a wife and two young sons
and lives in France Field.

(Sclhedule subject to chianvc without notice)

1:00-SCN News
1:05-The Christophers
1:15-Chapel of the Air
1:45-Parade of Sports
4:30-Special: "Back to Budapest"
5:30-Country Style
6:30-G.E. College Bowl
7 "05-Gary Moore
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-Hearst Metrotone Telenews
9:05-"So Say the Books"
9:30-Death Valley Days
10:00-Focus on Today
10:20-Harrigan & Son (Premiere)
10:45-Social Security in Action
11:00-The Sacred Heart *

4:15-Death Valley Days (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Roger Miller
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Pat Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Lawrence Welk
9:00-Armchair Theater:
"Mighty Barnum"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Colonel March of Scotland
1:5-Mv Favorite Martian (Repeat)
5:00-SCN News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-EBF: Romrn-The Eternal City
5:45-Coronet Films
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-I've Got A Secret
7:30-Jim Bowie
8-00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-Armchair Theater:
"it, aight From The
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Steel 'n Strings

'1.5-Jim Bowie (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)

8:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Danny Thomas
7:30-Ileart of the City
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
J:tO -Ai chair Theater:
Ice Follies
"The Man Who Wouldn't
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Court of Last Resort
4:15-Danny Thomas (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:00-Dateline .
6:30-Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-"What's My Line?"
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Milton Berle
9:00-Armchair Theater:
"The Thre Musketeers"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man
.':05-Andy Griffith (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Man In Space
6:30-The Smithsonian
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Joey Bishop
8-00-- SCN News
8:05-Danny Kayc
9:00-Armchair Theater:
"This Above All"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Swinging Country
2:00-SCN Afternoon News
2:05-Cartoon Carnival-
"Cnrusader Rabbit"
"Felix The Cat"
3:00-jalopy Races
3:3(0-Cantain Kangaroo
4-30-F5F- World Wa- II-Prologue
5:00-Wrestling from Olympic
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
8-00-SCN News
8:05-Red Skelton
9:00-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is The Life

Social Security Coverage Expanded

(Continued from p. 1) I receive public assistance payments
ble because of credit earned for or Covernment pensions.
limited periods of work cox ered by under Medicare -the U.S. Gov-
the law. rinent s program iof health insur-
110,000 widows aged 60 to 62, ante for the elder-more than 2.5
taking reduced benefits instead of million people received care in hos-
wating until age 62 for full payment. pitals during the first 6 months of
Citizens getting monthly benefits the program. Hospitals have received
as a result of liberalized retirement close to $1,000 million in payment
regulations: for these services.
Some 80,000 persons are receiv- During the first 6 months of the
ing benefits under other provisions program, 3.5 million persons were
of the amendments. treated by physicians under Medicare
Some 800,000 are on the rolls as aind more than $100 million has been
a direct result of the amendments. paid for these services.
All 22 million are receiving higher The Medicare program has begun
benefits because of the 7 percent paying for extended care ot persons
benefit increase provided by the who require nursing after a con-
amendments. valescence. Those requiring addi-
Special payments cut of general tional nursing after a hospital stay
revenues are being made out to some will be eligible for up t') 100 days
650,000 people 72 or over. The pay- a year in a nursing' or ecimvalescenit
ments go to persons who have little hliome. Medicare will pay all expen-
or no credit for work covered by ses for the first 20 days and all but
Social Security and who do not :35 a day for the next 80 diys.

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January 13, 1967



Overloading of Trucks

Is Safety Hazard, Too

Canal Zone traffic regulations per-
taining to sizes, weight, single axle
load, and gross load limits of vehicles
operating on Canal Zone highways
are enforced as a safety measure, as
well as to reduce excessive wear and
tear on road and street surfaces.
Maintenance Engineer Howard W.
Osborn reports numerous violations
of the Canal Zone Vehicle Regula-
tions pertaining to size and weight of
loads. These violations were made
apparent when a team made spot
checks on Thatcher Highway and
Gaillard Highway in the Pacific Dis-
trict and at Market and Taboga
Streets in the Atlantic District.
Axle loads (limit 18,000 lbs.) were
in excess as much as 4 tons; gross
load violations were as much as 13
tons. Checks were made because of
the excessive deterioration of the
highways. Vehicle regulations per-
taining to size, weight, and length are
the same as those in effect in the
Republic of Panama.
Weight limitations under vehicle
regulations are limited in two ways:
I-by axle loading and 2-by gross
loading. The lesser of the two
governs. Axle loading is limited to
18,000 pounds for a single axle and
32,000 pounds for tandem axles.
Gross loading is the total weight im-

Mount Hope:

Cerro Mono

Many Years Ago
(Pictures in Spanish section)
About 2 miles south of Colon there
is a hill that many years ago was
known as Cerro Mono, but the build-
ers of the Panama Railroad used to
know it as Monkey Hill.
It was on that hill that the men who
built the City of Colon-to establish
the first station for the first transcon-
tinental railroad in the Americas-
buried their dead.
As years went by, the name
Monkey Hill was felt not to be proper
to designate a place of rest for the
thousands who ended their lives on
those Caribbean shores. It was
changed for a better one: Mount
Hope. That is the present name of
the modern cemetery used by both
the City of Colon and the Canal Zone
Atlantic side communities.
There, in the shade of tropical
palm trees and luxuriant "Panama"
trees, lie in eternal rest the bodies of
men and women who came to the
Isthmus from all over the world in
search of wealth, adventure, or simply
jobs. From the North, from China,
India, and the islands of the Carib-
bean came those attracted by two
monumental construction tasks of
modern history: The Panama Rail-
road and the Panama Canal.
Even today, it is not rare to see
people taking food to the spirits of
the dead, or setting off firecrackers
to keep away evil spirits, to assure
for the departed peaceful, perennial
Twelve men and a foreman of
Grounds Maintenance Branch, Pan-
ama Canal Community Services Divi-
sion, safeguard the cemetery's quiet
beauty, giving a real meaning to its
name: Mount Hope.

posed on the highway by any one
group of two or more consecutive
axles of a vehicle, or combination of
vehicles. The permissible loading is
shown in the table of section 167.559
of the regulations.
Copies of these regulations al-
ready have been distributed to U.S.
Government agencies in the Canal
Zone. A limited supply will be availa-
ble, on order, to private organizations
and others having need for them,
through the Administrative Services
Division, Room 252, Administration
Building, Balboa Heights.
Provision is made for special per-
mits for single controlled trips for
loads that cannot be reduced, such
as heavy equipment and special
pieces of mechanical equipment. Per-
mits can be obtained from the Main-
tenance Engineer at Building 29X,
Balboa. Osborn states that he is avail-
able for consultation and advice
whenever special problems arise.

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Governor Fleming threw the first ball opening the 1967 season at the Little League Ball Park. The game featured
the 1966 league Police champions as they met Lincoln Life, the runners-up, inaugurating the 17th season of
the Little League baseball season. From left, pitcher Randy Byerly of Lincoln Life; Governor Fleming; Bobo
Lane, pitching for the Police; and Tom Spencer, president of the Little League.

Classes in Piping, Drumming

Scheduled To Start Tuesday

During the many appearances of
the First Isthmian Highlanders in the
past year, the most frequent ques-
tions asked the band have been, "how
hard is it to play the bagpipe? Could
I learn?" A bagpipe is no harder to
play than any other musical instru-
ment. It just takes interest, work, and
instruction. If you have the interest
and are willing to work-the instruc-
tion is available.
Starting January 17, the First Isth-
mian Highlanders, in conjunction
with the local Scottish Society, will
offer an 11-week basic school of
piping and drumming. Currently, in-
struction in Scottish dancing will be
given. The school will be staffed by
qualified instructors from the High-
Individual attention ensures that
the student advances as quickly as he
is able to do so. Learning to play
does not initially involve buying a
bagpipe. The student starts on a
small instrument called the "practice
chanter," which is easy to blow and
makes almost no noise. It is used by
all pipers regardless of their ability.
Once the basic skills are acquired the

student can go into the band. There
is, however, no obligation to join the
band and the student may continue
studying with individual instruction.
The basics of the two principal
drums in Scottish drumming, the side
(snare) drum and tenor drum, will be
As with the pipes, learning the
drums does not initially involve buy-
ing a drum. Only a pair of sticks and
a drum pad are required to begin.
Instruction in dancing already is in
progress, with the class meeting
every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the
Curundu Junior-High School Gym
under the leadership of Mrs. Llona
Sears, a professional dance teacher.
Further information may be ob-
tained from Tom White, Balboa
2767; Elliot Woodaman, 27-8-3793
or Eddie May, Balboa 4533. The first
class for the School of Piping and
Drumming will be Tuesday, Jan-
uary 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Curundu
Junior-High School Gym and classes
will be every Tuesday thereafter at
this time and Saturday mornings at
10:30 a.m. Classes will last for
approximately 11 hours each.

Bowling Tourney 0 0
The Tournament Committee of
the PanCanal Bowling Association's
Annual City Tournament to be held Superior work performance by Julio E. Hurtado, right, civil engineer in the
February 18-25, at the Balboa Bowl- Panama Canal Maintenance Engineer's office, brought him official recognition
ing Lanes has announced several rule in a Superior Service Award, presented him by Col. James A. Betts, left,
changes for bowlers participating th director of the Panama Canal's Engineering and Construction Bureau. The
changes for howlers participating this commendation, which was accompanied by a check for $150, recognized his
year. Closing date for team entries engineering skill in constructing roads and a camp in the Darien region of
will be midnight, February 11. Panama, and stated: "his careful advance planning permitted the movement
Singles and Doubles entries will be of men, equipment, and materials to the jungle job site on schedule and
accepted up to the end f the l early completion of the work. Mr. lurtado's superior work performance was
accepted ip to D, F te ,st highly beneficial to the interoceanic canal studies and was a creal studies a credit to the
shift on Opening Day, February 18. Panama Canal Company's support of the sea level canal studies activity."

This introduces a series of nutrition
discussions by/ Mrs. Shirley 0. Dean,
Public Health Nutritionist with the
Division of Preventive Medicine. She
also teaches nutrition at Canal Zone
The misuse of vitamin supplements
is a serious problem that has long
worried physicians and nutritionists.
Misleading advertising, exaggerated
claims and the mistaken beliefs of the
general public have caused serious
damage to physical well-being and
wasted countless dollars of a family's
grocery money.
The Food and Drug Administra-
tion of the U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare has
recently published new regulations
which have been designed to protect
your health and well-being. If in the
coming months you are unable to buy
your favorite vitamin without a pre-
scription or find a warning printed on
the label of the bottle, there is a very
good reason.
They're Spark Plugs
Vitamins are essential for life. They
are needed in small amounts to serve
as spark plugs which regulate normal
body functions. Each vitamin has a
specific role to play and a lack of
that vitamin will cause definite and
characteristic symptoms. In the early
stages of a vitamin deficiency symp-
toms may be very vague. But should
the diet not be corrected, serious ill-
ness, permanent damage to the body,
and even death can result.
But for the U.S. citizen and his
friends and neighbors throughout
much of the world, vitamin deficiency
disease is a matter of history. As essen-
tial as vitamins are to life and well-
being, they are required only in
relatively small amounts. The usual
eating habits of most families provide
abundant quantities of all known
vitamins. In addition, some vitamins
are manufactured in our own bodies.
There Are Two Groups
There are two groups of vitamins.
Vitamins A, D, E and K are soluble
in fat and can be stored with fat in
the body. It is possible to eat a sur-
plus of these vitamins on 1 day and
draw on the stored excess for the
body's future needs. However, such
an apparent advantage can backfire.
The body cannot get rid of this stored
excess except through its normal daily
needs. Should we go on day after day
eating more than we need, the
accumulated storage of Vitamin A or
D can itself cause serious damage to
the body.
The second group of vitamins in-
cludes Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and
several different kinds of B Vitamins.
These vitamins are soluble in water
and cannot be stored in the body.

Any excess present in the diet is im-
mediately eliminated from the body.
Therefore, a fresh supply of these
vitamins is required every day. And
simply because no excess is stored in
the body, there is no advantage in
taking water-soluble vitamin supple-
ments from a bottle. One may as well
pour the vitamins down the drain to
begin with and save himself the
trouble of swallowing the medicine.
Overdose Possible
Thus those people who indiscri-
minately take vitamins day after day
run a real risk of building up a serious
overdose of the fat-soluble vitamins
at the same time they are literally
throwing away the water-soluble
vitamins. But suppose a person eats
a very poor selection of food and a
nutritional deficiency truly exists. He
does not know which vitamin (or
possibly even a mineral or other
nutrient) may be deficient, how much
he should take or which of the many
preparations on the market can supply
what he needs in the correct amount.
By far the wiser course would be
to save money and not buy vitamins
in the first place. The usual diet which
contains a good variety of foods pro-
vides an abundant amount of all
vitamins. Furthermore, vitamins pre-
sent in foods are better used by the
body than synthetic preparations. And
finally, there are many nutrients
naturally in food that the body needs
but which are not found in vitamin
preparations. Some of these other
nutrients we know about: protein,
calcium, iron, iodine, essential fatty
acids, and energy. But it is quite likely
that there are others we have not yet
identified. The money saved by not
buying vitamins can be better spent
for more food, a greater variety of
food, or for a more expensive treat for
a special occasion.
No "Magical" Qualities
Vitamin preparations can have life-
saving purposes, but they are drugs;
they are medicines. If a person is in
such a state of ill health that he needs
medicines, then it is far safer for a
doctor to give him a thorough physical
and laboratory examination and then
prescribe the right kind and amount.
Vitamins have no magical qualities
that improve the skin or hair or
digestion, or keep away colds or pro-
vide pep and energy. An individual
who always feels tired or has frequent
illnesses is playing a dangerous game
to diagnose and treat himself.
For the health protection of your
family: if you are ill you need a
doctor. If you are not ill, you can
easily obtain all the vitamins and
other nutrients you need from food.

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Use of Vitamins


January 13, 1967

Papier Mache Art Form

Wins Enthusiasts Here

Several Canal organization em-
ployees have been learning the art
of making articles of paper, paste,
and bread, beautifully decorated and
handsomely lacquered. The ancient
art of paper mache, practiced in the
East centuries before it was intro-
duced into Europe, has been a
popular art form all over the world.
Mrs. Thelma E. de Vald6s, of Pan-
ama, who learned to mold, paste, and
work paper in Mexico, recently in-
troduced the fascinating craft in
Panama and is giving weekly classes.
While living in Mexico, Mrs. Vald6s
also learned the making of porcelain
and wax flowers, painting retablos
and other art forms.
Among those learning the paper
mache art are Dolores Stewart, Thora
Mahoney, Margaret Csighy, Beatrice
Lucas, Rosa Garcia de Paredes, and
Raquel Tart6. They have made beau-
tiful religious figures and are pres-
ently working on other types of

Dance Tonight
The No-Names will play for the
Lively Set at the New Balboa Teen
Club tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Dress will be sportswear.
Members of the New Balboa Teen
Club will be admitted free. Non-
members will be charged a nominal

7? ? ? ?S

and answers
What are some of the special respon-
sibilities of the owner of a motor
vehicle?-(a) The owner is for-
bidden to permit the operation of
his vehicle when it is in unsafe
condition or not properly equip-
ped, or which has equipment pro-
hibited by law. (b) The owner or
custodian is forbidden to permit
an unlicensed person to drive.
(c) The owner, when riding in the
vehicle, is jointly responsible with
the driver for any violation of the
vehicle regulation. (d) The owner
or custodian of a vehicle who
knowingly permits a minor under
the age of 18 to drive is jointly
liable with the minor for all viola-
tions of the vehicle regulations
committed by the minor.
When is it permissible to overtake
and pass on the right of another
vehicle?-(a) When the vehicle

CZC Registration

Will Continue

Through Tuesday
Registration for the second se-
mester at the Canal Zone College is
continuing daily with a sizeable num-
ber of new students having already
enrolled for the coming term. Matri-
culation of students will continue
through Tuesday.
Classes for the second semester
begin Wednesday.
All new students are required to
furnish the Registrar's Office of the
college with previous transcripts of
credits in order to be admitted to the
Canal Zone College. The Scholastic
Aptitude Test of the college board
examinations is now required as an
admissions test for the college for all
new students who desire to take more
than 6 semester credits.
All new incoming students must
also have a counseling conference to
have their schedules of classes
approved. Appointments can be
secured by coming to the college
administrative office, Room 209,
where enrollment forms and class
schedules can also be secured, or by
calling the college office.

Dolores Stewart


Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks ------ 2,151
Gatun Locks _-- --_ 301
Las Cruces,
8 partial transits 896
Reina Manuelita,
2 partial transits- -------- 27
Civil Affairs Museum---- 166
Southern Cross--- 1,230
Rossini --.. ---- 350
Verdi _----------- 350
Grand total---- 5,471

overtaken is making or about to
make a left turn. (b) Upon a street
or highway with unobstructed
pavement, not occupied by parked
vehicles, of sufficient width for two
or more lines of moving vehicles in
each direction. (c) Upon a 1 way
street, or upon any roadway on
which traffic is restricted to one
direction of movement, where the
roadway is free from obstruction
and of sufficient width for two or
more lines of moving vehicles.
These movements can only be
made with safety. In no event shall
such movement be made by
driving off the pavement or main-
traveled portion of the roadway.

Zip Code on Your

Mail for States?
The U.S. Post Office Department
is striving to achieve a complete tran-
sition to the Zip Code system to
facilitate mail handling in States post
offices, speed service, and cut costs.
It is urged that every effort be
made to insure that Zip Code num-
bers are used on all States-bound
Zip Code directories are available
for public use at all Canal Zone Post

Red Cross Lifesaving

Classes Start Jan. 21
Junior and Senior Red Cross Life-
saving classes again will be offered at
the Balboa swimming pool, with new
classes to begin Saturday, January 21
at 9:30 a.m. Classes will last for 11/2
In order to qualify for the Senior
course one must be at least 16 or a
Junior in high school, and be able to
pass a preliminary swimming test.
For the Junior course one must be
at least 12 or in the 7th grade, and
be able to swim 440 yards. The
course will consist of approximately
18 hours of instruction. The Senior
course requires a written exam at
the conclusion of the instruction

A beautiful Nativity scene viewed by relatively few during the holidays was this grouping, the intricately detailed
work of Dolores Stewart, Executive Planning Staff office draftsman. It was on display in her office in the north wing,
third floor, of the Administration Building at Balboa Heights.


'06 Isthmus Resident Back for Visit

(Continued from p. 1)
a 10-pound block of ice, and mos-
quito netting over the beds which
showed signs of bats that had roosted
there during the night.
A few months later, Mildred Per-
sons, the lovely 22-year-old regis-
tered nurse from Minnesota, set up
housekeeping in House No. 24 in
Cristobal. She practiced nursing
occasionally when doctors requested
her services for special cases, work-
ing with Dr. Harry Eno, Dr. E. P.
Beverly, and Dr. Gibson, well-known
physicians on the Isthmus at that
time. Her first case was in Nombre
de Dios, which was the source of
sand for concrete for Gatun Locks.
She recalls that housekeeping on
the Isthmus 60 years ago had its
trials and tribulations. She was for-
tunate to have a six-burner stove
with water reservoir. Soft coal was
used for cooking. Domestic help was
a problem. Having always used
braziers for cooking, it was difficult
for the maids to get used to the
One day the new maid seemed
unusually slow with the ironing and
complained that the irons were
"asleep." Investigating, Mrs. Per-
sons found the kitchen a roaring fur-
nace, the lids red hot and the iron
heating in the oven.
Fruits and vegetables were bought

from the natives whose cayucos,
laden with bananas, plantains, cha-
yotes, aguacates, and other tropical
produce, were moored at the water's
edge opposite Colon's Front Street.
Meat came from the market. For lack
of Panama coins at that time, change
from purchases at the market was
given in cut plug tobacco and boxes
of Swedish matches..
Entertainment was limited to
dances on special occasions and out-
ings. There were picnics at Fort San
Lorenzo and Porto Bello( in spite of
the red bugs) and trips to the rest
hotel on Taboga Island, where the
manager obligated his guests to take
quinine pills. Occasionally a group
would hire a boat and make an
excursion to the Perlas Islands.
Frequently, those who rode horses
would go to Gatun, where a good
meal was served in the messhall for
30 cents. Another treat was attend-
ing the Isthmian Canal Commission
band concerts, which were held at
the towns along the line on Sundays.
The band consisted of talented Canal
employees who also traveled by tug
to give concerts at Porto Bello.
As chaperon to a group of young
people on an outing to El Chorro
Falls in La Chorrera, Mildred Per-
sons saw what looked like logs on
the beach until they moved and she
shot her first alligator.
Life was interesting and busy from

the very beginning for the Persons.
While working for the Canal, Charles
Persons drove his taxi in the evenings.
Paydays on the military posts were
especially busy days for him as he
drove soldiers from the posts into
town and back. In spite of warnings
that they would not be able to make
a living in Panama, Mr. and Mrs.
Persons saW the possibilities of a
tourist agency in Panama and he gave
up his job on the Canal.
In the beginning, the taxi served
also as office and the "jitney" service
at 15-cent fares grew into a success-
ful business. It was quite a sight to
see the payroll-dollar bills all over
the seat of the taxi as the drivers
came to be paid for the trips they
had made.
From earliest construction days
the Panama Canal was a tourist
attraction and as the years passed
more and more tourists flocked to
see the Big Ditch. Mrs. Persons
recalls that on one day there were
1,200 passengers from six ships
docked on both sides of the Isthmus,
all eager to see the biggest attraction
of the day. Fortunately, they did not
all debark at the same time and many
of the chauffeurs were able to double
up on trips.
The Persons were busy as beavers,
both driving taxis. The business con-
tinued to grow from one car and an
office in their home to a fleet of cars
and offices in the Tivoli and Wash-
ington Hotels which they occupied
for more than 20 years. Both offices
were closed about 22 years ago and
a new office was opened in the Pan-
ama Hilton soon after it was opened.
Today, Persons Travel Bureau,
located near the Hotel Panama, under
the management of the Persons'
granddaughter's husband, is a lead-
ing tourist agency in Panama.
Mildred Persons will soon be re-
turning to St. Petersburg-her second
home. She considers Panama home,
for she enjoyed living here all those
years, and her daughter, Mrs. Shirley
Smith, and granddaughter and four
lovely great grandchildren are here.
She likes the people, the country, and
the many wonderful memories of the
old days-even the one room in the
old Palmer House.

Coming Events
14-22-Javier School Fair.
20-22-Oc6 Fair.
4- 7-Carnival
22-26-A zaero Fair.
Mildred Persons attired in her riding habit shortly after her arrival on the 5 MARCH
Isthmus in 1906. 5-Villa ceres Fair.
Isthmus in 1906. 1 12-20-David Fair.

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Vol. V, No. 30 Mas de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 13 de Enero de 1967

Participacion de Estados

Unidos en la Feria de Ocui

Gran atracci6n para la feria consis-
tirin los saltos acrobiticos en para-
caidas, que tendrAn lugar el viernes
20 de enero y el sAbado 21, efectua-
dos por el Club Panamericano de Pa-
racaidistas Deportivos y por el Club
del AtlAntico de Paracaidismo Depor-
tivo del Ej6rcito, en terrenos adya-
centes a la feria.
La Banda de la Fuerza A6rea de
los Estados Unidos tocarA en los te-
rrenos de la feria y tambi6n brindarA
un concerto en el parque de la
La presentaci6n del Canal de Pa-
namA incluirA peliculas, una presen-
taci6n con sonido por medio del apa-
Ripidamente se estan efectuando
los preparativos para la participaci6n
de Estados Unidos en la gran Feria
de San SebastiAn de OcAi.
Habra una gran exhibici6n combi-
nada de las Fuerzas Armadas, el
Canal de PanamA, el Servicio Infor-
mativo de los Estados Unidos y de la
Alianza para el Progreso.
La referida feria annual tiene lugar
en uno de los pueblos mis pequefios
de la Repdblica, pero tambien en uno
de los mAs tipicamente panameiios.
La feria represent las actividades y
el progress del agro panamefio, y
honra a San SebastiAn, santo patrono
de la poblaci6n.

rato de selectrovisi6n, tableros con
bellas fotografias a colors y, como
siempre, los burritos Mancha y Cato,
que siempre son populares entire la
gente menuda.
El Servicio Informativo de los Es-
tados Unidos ofrecerA peliculas a
color durante las noches de la feria
y una exhibici6n de la Agencia para
el Desarrollo Internacional presentara
el adelanto econ6mico y social del
campo panamefio. La Fuerza A6rea
de los Estados Unidos presentarA
fotografias y un program a base del
(Continua en la pdgina 3)

Desayuno Anual En Vigor Reglamentos de Transito

De Plegaria Sera

El 3 de Febrero
El Tercer Desayuno Anual de Ple-
garia del Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal tendri lugar el viernes 3 de
febrero por la mariana, en el cafeto-
rium de la Escuela Intermedia de
Las invitaciones fueron repartidas
esta semana y se espera que asistan
aproximadamente 400 personas. Fred
L. Denton, Jefe del Departamento de
Tarifas y AnAlisis, es el director de
preparativos y actuarA como tal du-
rante el desayuno.

El Director de Marina Ordena

Medidas Para Conservar Agua

A pesar de que la estaci6n seca
comenz6, oficialmente, el 26 de di-
ciembre y s6lo tiene 3 semanas de
iniciada, la organizaci6n del Canal de
PanamA ha puesto en vigor medidas
de seguridad, haciendo 6nfasis espe-
ciahnlmente en la conservaci6n del
Un memorandum del CapitAn
M. J. Prince ordena la conservaci6n

Cerveza Balboa y Marlboro

Juegan el Lunes en Balboa

Las novenas del Marlboro y el
Cerveza Balboa se enfrentarnm el
pr6ximo lunes 16 a las 7:30 de la
noche en el Estadio de Balboa, en el
primer partido de beisbol professional
de la temporada en la Zona del Canal.
El precio de entrada serA de 50
centavos, pero todos los peloteritos
de las Ligas Menor, Infantil y
Juvenil de la Zona del Canal que
vayan uniformados, pagarAn sola-
mente 25 centavos. Dos de esos
peloteritos serAn escogidos para
actuar como lanzador y bateador
de honor esa noche.
El Marlboro es un equipo muy
potente que cuenta en sus filas con
peloteros como Chico Salmon, de los
Indios de Cleveland; H&ctor L6pez,
hasta hace poco de los Yankees de
Nueva York y quien va a jugar en la
pr6xima temporada de la Liga Ame-
ricana con los Angelinos de Califor-
nia; George "Bobby" Prescott, lider
jonronero y empujador en la Liga
Mexicana de Beisbol con el Club de
Poza Rica; Herbert Raybourne, Pro-
fesor de educaci6n fisica en la Escue-

la Secundaria de Balboa y un exce-
lente pelotero professional; Winston
Brown, lanzador y director del equi-
po, quien serA el pilot del Club Poza
Rica en la pr6xima temporada mexi-
cana, y otros mas que juegan en dife-
rentes equipos de ligas menores en los
Estados Unidos y en Mexico.
Por su parte el Cerveza Balboa
tiene en sus filas a Osvaldo "Ossie"
Chavarria y Ram6n Webster, de los
Atlfticos de Kansas City; Gil Garri-
do, Jr., del Richmond en la Liga
International; Leonardo Martinez
del Club Poza Rica en la Liga Mexi-
cana y otros mas.
Ambas novenas tienen bateadores
poderosos, por lo que los faniticos
que asistan el lunes al Estadio de
Balboa podrAn ver various batazos de
largo metraje.
Tambi6n habrA juego en el Estadio
de Balboa el mircoles 18 del co-
rriente entire el Ron Santa Clara y el
Marlboro. El lunes 23 chocarAn en el
mismo estadio las novenas Cerveza
Balboa y Ron Santa Clara.

El Proximo Viernes 20 de Enero

Ha6br Gran Baile al Aire Libre

La noticia mas important del car-
naval es el gran baile al aire libre
que tendrA lugar el viernes 20 de
enero, a las 7:30 p.m. en el Area de
estacionamiento adyacente al Alma-
cen de Balboa, donde una de las 10
candidates del sector Pacifico serA
proclamada Reina del Carnaval de
1967 y soberana de esos 4 dias de
alegria y jolgorio.
Un combo musical y la murga de
la Banda 79 del Ejercito proveeran
musica para que todo el mundo baile
hasta rabiar. A pesar de que no sera
cbligatorio ir disfrazado, se darn,
certificados de regalo en diferentes
almacenes, como premio a los tres
mejores disfraces.
El afio pasado, asistieron a este
baile mAs de 2.000 personas, que se
divirtieron de lo lindo, tomaron re-
frescos y comieron emparedados y
bailaron a mis no poder en el lugar,
que habia sido bellamente decorado.
El punto principal de la noche, sera
la proclamaci6n de la nueva reina.

Hay 10 candidates y se espera una
competencia muy pareja. Muchas
tienen su campafia bien organizada y
la venta de votos es grande.
El primer y segundo escrutinio,
efectuados el 4 y 11 de enero, tuvie-
ron lugar en el Circulo Stevens,
frente al lugar donde se celebrarA
el baile al aire libre. El escrutinio
final traerA grandes sorpresas, pues
todavia a estas alturas no se puede
predecir cuAl de las bellas muchachas
serA la ganadora.
La triunfadora representarA al sec-
tor Pacifico de la Zona del Canal en
varias funciones oficiales de PanamA
y de la Zona del Canal. SerA coronada
en una ceremonia llena de esplendor,
el 4 de febrero, en el Teatro de Bal-
boa. Esa misma noche, tendrA lugar
el Baile de Coronaci6n en la Casa
de Hubspedes Tivoli.
Las candidates en dura competen-
cia por la corona, son: Lucy Benitez,
(Continda en la pdgina 3)

del agua en el Lago Gatun, al pedirle
al Jefe de la Divisi6n de Esclusas
que se haga el mAximo uso de las
compuertas secundarias en Gattin y
Pedro Miguel para el trAnsito de
naves de hasta 500 pies de largo, lo
mismo que en las Esclusas de Mira-
flores para conservar las aguas del
Lago Miraflores.
Deberi verificarse el maximo nii-
mero possible de pasajes de esclusa
en tAndem y limitarse la ayuda hi-
drAulica, que causa un consume
grande de agua, s6lo a las naves del
mayor calado y con una manga de
mas de 99 pies.
Este afio no se contemplan medi-
das para la conservaci6n de la ener-
gia electrica, ya que la Divisi6n de
Electricidad del Canal de Panama
consider que estA en condiciones de
enfrentarse a las mayores cargas de
consumo, usando los nuevos genera-
dores de la Planta Generadora de Mi-
raflores y por medio de la compra de
energia a la Fuerza y Luz. El 9 de
enero, se inform de una carga
record de 89,200 kilovatios.
Para conservar el agua en el Lago
Gatin, se ha reducido el uso de la
Hidroelfctrica de Gatiin. Todas las
demais plants generadoras trabajan a
plena capacidad.
Debido a las fuertes lluvias en la
Hoya del Lago Gatin durante la il-
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Ensayos de "Becket"

Comenzarin el 19
Los ensayos de la obra "Becket",
la pr6xima presentaci6n del Theatre
Guild, se celebrarAn en el Ancon
Playhouse el 19, 20, 23, 24 y 25 de
enero a partir de las 7:30 todas las
Hay 18 parties habladas, y papeles
de relleno para muchos extras. Ade-
mAs de los principles, actuarAn 5
damas y 2 adolescents que harAn
de principles.
La presentaci6n en el Istmo de
"Becket" de John Anouilh serA diri-
gida por Frederic J. Berest, subjefe
inspector del Servicio de Guias del
Canal de PanamA. Berest fue ins-
tructor en el Pasadena Playhouse y
antes de Ilegar al Istmo trabaj6 en
television y peliculas en Hollywood.
Dirigi6 presentaciones del Theatre
Guild tales corno "Death Of A Sales-
man" (La Muerte de un Viajante) e
"Inherit The Wind" y le fue entre-
gada la Llave de las Esclasas del
Canal de Panaml por su trabajo
como director de "The King And I"
(El Rey y Yo) de Rodgers & Ham-
merstein, a beneficio del Fondo
Unido de 1965.
"Becket" se estrenarA el 24 de
febrero. Se ofrecerin 14 presentacio-
nes, siendo el 11 de marzo la iltima
noche de presentaci6n. Los dias 27
de febrero y 6 de marzo son las dos
'inicas noches en que el scenario del
Playhouse permanecerA cerrado.

Para Camiones de Carga en la Zona

Los reglamentos de trAnsito de la
Zona del Canal referentes a tamafio,
peso, eje sencillo de carga y limits
de carga bruta de los vehiculos que
transitan por carreteras de la Zona
del Canal estAn en vigor como una
media de seguridad, como tambi6n
para reducir el excesivo deterioro de
la superficie de las carreteras y calls.
Howard W. Osborn, Ingeniero de
Mantenimiento, informa que ha habi-
do numerosas violaciones a los Regla-
mentos Sobre Vehiculos de la Zona
del Canal, relacionados con el tama-
fio y peso de carga. Estas violaciones
se hicieron evidentes cuando un
equipo de hombres hizo las marcas
en las carreteras Thatcher y Gaillard
en el Distrito Pacifico y en las calls
Market y Taboga en el Distrito
Los ejes de carga (con un limited de
18.000 libras) se sobrepasaron hasta
en 4 toneladas; y las violaciones a la
carga bruta hasta en unas 13 tonela-
das. Las inspecciones se llevaron a
cabo dado el excesivo deterioro de las
carreteras. Los reglamentos de ve-
hiculos en lo referente a tamaino, peso
y longitud son los mismos que los que
estAn actualmente en vigencia en la
Repiblica de PanamA.
Las prescripciones de peso bajo los
reglamentos sobre vehiculos estAn
limitadas en dos modos: 1-por eje

de carga y 2-por carga bruta. Rige el
menor de los dos. El limited al eje de
carga es de 18.000 libras para un eje
sencillo y de 32.000 libras para ejes
en tAndem. La carga bruta es el peso
total impuesto sobre la carretera por
cualquier grupo de dos o mAs ejes
consecutivos de un vehiculo, o com-
binaci6n de vehiculos. La carga per-
misible aparece en las listas de la
secci6n 167.559 de los reglamentos.
Copias de estos reglamentos han
sido distribuidas ya a las agencies del
Gobierno de Estados Unidos en la
Zona del Canal. Hay una limitada
cantidad a la orden de las organiza-
ciones privadas y otros que tengan
necesidad, por medio de la Divisi6n
de Servicios Administrativos, Cuarto
252, Edificio de Administraci6n,
Balboa Heights.
Existe una disposici6n para la erni-
si6n de permisos especiales que
cubran viajes uinicos con cargamento
cuyo peso no sea possible reducir
debido a la naturaleza del mismo,
tales como equipo pesado y piezas
especiales de equipo mecAnico. Los
pennisos pueden obtenerse con el
Ingeniero de Mantenimiento en el
Edificio 29X, Balboa. .Osbom mani-
fest6 que estA a la orden para con-
sultas y consejos sobre cualquier
problema que se suscite.

Mildred Persons ataviada con su traje de montar poco despues de su Ilegada
al Istmo en 1906.

Con un Essex 1915 Comenzo el

Negocio de Turismo en Panama

Pocos antiguos residents pueden
afiorar tan vividamente la vida en el
Istmo de principios del siglo y rela-
tarla con tan nostAlgico carifio como
Mildred Christle Persons, que a los
82 afios todavia recuerda el vestido
que us6 cuando arrib6 a Col6n a
principios de septiembre de 1906.
La Sra. Persons vive ahora en St.
Petersburg, Florida. Su difunto espo-
so fue uno de los constructores del
Canal, e iniciador del servicio turis-
tico en PanamA. La Sra. Persons ha
venido a PanamA a visitar a su hija
y a sus numerosas amistades. Vivi6
en la Zona del Canal y en Panama
por mAs de 44 afios. Lleg6 en 1906
para unirse con su esposo que habia
arribado primero para trabajar en la
Oficina de la Vivienda de Mount
Pocos afios mAs tarde los Persons
se trasladaron al sector Pacifico, donde

el Sr. Persons se emple6 en la Oficina
Municipal de Anc6n, y renunci6 en
1920 para dedicarse al negocio
turistico en Panama.
Su primera residencia en el Istmo
fue un cuarto de piso de tierra en la
Vieja Casa Palmer de Crist6bal, admi-
nistrada por un estadounidense. Los
muebles consistian en un hornillo de
querosin de dos quemadores, una
never de 10 libras de capacidad y un
mosquitero que amanecia con seia-
les de que los murcidlagos habian
estado alli.
Pocos meses mAs tarde, Mildred
Persons, la hella enfermera de 22
afios, de Minnesota, fij6 su hogar en
la Casa NY 24 de Crist6bal. Ocasio-
nahnente practicaba la enfermeria,
cuando los mfdicos le solicitaban sus
servicios para casos especiales, y asi
trabaj6 con cl Dr. Harry Eno, el Dr.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)


Enero 13, 1967



14-15-Fiestas palronales del Santo Cristo de Esquipulas en la ciudad de
Ant6n. Tienen fama de tener los mejores fuegos artificiales de la

18-A las 7 p.m. comenzara el tercer y 61timo escrutinio para escoger la
Reina del Carnaval del sector Pacifico de la Zona del Canal.
Junto con el escrutinio se efectuarA el gran baile annual al aire
libre, que servira de fondo a la proclamaci6n de la Reina del
Carnaval de la Zona del Canal, sector Pacifico, para 1967.


9:45-A Bailar, Joven
11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-Domingos Herdez
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-El Ancho Mundo del Deporte
4:00-Tarde de Toros
7:30-El Hombre del Rifle
8:00-Agente Secreto
9:00-Nueva Cita Musical

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
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
8:00-El Bar6n
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filnicas
3:30-Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Robhlin
7:00-Simplicia la Secretaria
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:30-P-33 Agente de Contraespionaje
10:30-Ajedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblain
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Verdaguer en el Aire
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Boris Karloff

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
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-Los Felices Mac-Abros
7:30-Jesse James
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Historia del F.B.I.
10:30-Aiedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
l:00-Show de Ia Una
2:00-Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:00-Inspector Ardilla
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-La Rubia Peligrosa
7:30-Super Show
9:00-Suefo con Jennie
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Programa Especial

11:30-Carnaval 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
7:00-26 Hombres
8:00-El Valle de Pasiones
9:00-Rutas del Destino


9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres Celebres
10:45-Sailvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Ventana del Mundo
12:30-Domingo Deportivo
8:00-Jim West
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-Cine Hogar
3:30-Inspector Gideon
4:30-Mike Hammer
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:00-El Ultimo de los Mohicanos
6:25-Gran Hotel
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-E1 Show de Dick Van Dyke
8:00-Lunes de Revl6n
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Doctores y las Enfermeras
10:30-Los Intocables

11:15 -C6micas
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-M6sica y Risas
1:30-Cine Hogar
3:30-Aventureros del Mississippi
4:30-Mike Hammer
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30 -Pginas de la Vida
6:00-El Ultimo de los Mohicanos
6:25-Gran Hotel
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflietos Humanos
9:30-Perry Mason
10:30-Los Intocables

11: 15-C6micas
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15 -Msica y Risas
1:30-Cine Hogar
3:30-Edgar Wallace
4:30-Mike Hammer
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5-30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:00-El Ultimo de los Mohicanos
6:25-Gran Hotel
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel international
8:00-Estrellas Palmolive
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Vengadores
10:30-Los Intocables

11:15 C6micas
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00- Musica y Risas
1:30-Cine Hogar
3:30-El Buen Pastor
4:30-Mike Hammer
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5-30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:00-El Ultimo de los Mohicanos
6:25-Gran Hotel
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares de Pond's
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
0O00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Hora 11
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-Cine Hogar
3-30-Aventuras en Alaska
4:30-Mike Hammer
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5-30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Ultimo de los Mohicanos
6:25-Gran Hotel
6:50-Instantainas Sociales
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-La Hora de Rail Astor
8.00-Las Estrellas y Usted
8-30-Su Novela Favorita
9-00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-Viernes con Martinez Blanco



-De Inter6s Para Usted
-Largo Metraje
-Largo Metraje
-Patrulla de Caminos
-El Suoeragente 86
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En Su Pantalla___

Viernes 13_-
SAbado 14_.

Domingo 15

Lunes 16

Martes 17.

Miercoles 18

JueVes 19

Viernes 20


The PinK Panther and
The Caretakers
Viva Maria

Viva Maria

My Wife's Husband and
Run For The Sun
Red Line 7,000


The Pink Panther and
The Caretakers

The Chase

My Wife's Husband and
Run For The Sun

Red Line 7,000

Devil Ship Pirates

Frontier Gun and
The Proud Ones

10:00 p.m.
Phantom Of The Rue Morgue

Man Without A Star and
Cape Fear
The Moving Target

The Moving Target

That Funny Feeling

Arizona Raiders and
Storm Over Tibet
10:00 p.m.
The Story Of Monte Cristo

Gente en la Noticia

Claudio Garcia es mecinico de equipo automotor en la
Division de Transporte a Motor en Crist6bal, y empez6 a
prestar servicios en el Canal de Panama el 10 de octubre -
de 1960. Naci6 en Guayaquil, Ecuador, el 7 de julio de
1918 y lleg6 al Istmo en 1940. Hizo sus studios prima-
rios y secundarios en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios Filan- .
tr6pica del Guayas. Entr6 luego a la Marina de Guerra
Ecuatoriana durante 3 afios y alli tuvo la oportunidad de
ir a estudiar diversas t6cnicas marinas en Chile. Pasado
su servicio military, el mar ocup6 varies arios de su vida A,
pues trabaj6 en buques mercantes desde 1936 al 1939,
ano en que arrib6 al Puerto de Callao, Per'i, donde per-
maneci6 por espacio de 1 afio. Finalmente lleg6 a .
PanamA, donde estableci6 su familiar con una dama pana-
mefia la Sra. Aura Amaya de Garcia con quien tiene
cinco hijos: Amada, de 19 afios, ya graduada, Clau-
dio, Jr., de 18 afios, que trabaja en la Zona Libre de
Col6n y estudia de noche, Julio C6sar, de 17 afios, y
Mirta de 16 afios, ambos estudiantes del Colegio Abel .
Bravo, y finalmente Itzel, de 15 anos, que cursa studios
en el Colegio Jos6 Guardia Vega de Col6n. El trabajo
del Sr. Garcia consiste en la reparaci6n general de auto-
m6viles y en la inspccci6n de 6stos. Acerca de 61 dice:
"Me siento satisfecho y content. El buen trato y las
buenas relaciones son la nota caracteristica tanto entire
mis jefes como entire mis compafieros de trabajo". Los
hailes, las diversiones sanas y las ocasionales visits a las
playas de Fuerte Sherman, donde pasea en bote, son
sus pasatiempos favorites.


Gotas de
Diciembre 28, 1903-Fueron elegi-
dos los delegados a la Convenci6n
National Constituyente de la Re-
publica de Panami.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n yn fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud express.
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 Panaml. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Gil Yanis Gallegos es mecanico tor-
nero de mantenimiento en la Divi-
si6n Industrial de Mount Hope, e
inicio su servicio con el Canal de
PanamA el 5 de octubre de 1965.
Naci6 en la ciudad de David el 18
S de diciembre de 1932 y lleg6 a Pa-
*I vi'' :i L namA hace 12 aiios. Curs6 sus estu-
k -4 B .,L y dios primaries en la Escuela Repi-
S blica del Brasil en David y su primer
8.. | 'W," ciclo en el Colegio Felix Olivares C.
I de la misma ciudad. En 1952 obtuvo
su titulo de mecAnico tornero en el
Institute Artes MecAnicas de Divisa.
il Actualmente reside en la ciudad de
Panama en uni6n de su esposa Nati-
vidad Cort6s de Gallegos (maestra
.''i "en la Escuela Manuel Jose Hurtado)
',- y de sus cuatro hijas: Yanisa Maria,
de 11 afios, que cursa el sexto grado
en el Colegio Internacional de Maria
Inmaculada; Yoira Martina, de 8
afios, que estA en cuarto grado en la
misma escuela; Yariela Abigail, de 5
S- aios, y Yamela del Rosario de afio y
imedio. El Sr. Gallegos ha tenido
experiencias en trabajos anteriores
donde siempre se gan6 el aprecio de
sus superiores por la excelente cali-
dad de su trabajo. Estuvo primera-
mente en la antigua Junta de Cami-
nos de PanamA, donde trabaj6 por
espacio de 2 ainos. Luego entr6, tam-
bi6n como mecAnico tornero, en la
compaiiia Concreto, S.A., empleo
H i storia equeconserv6 por 10 aios y medio.
- iL torIa Pertenece al Club Los Arcontes del
Chorro, sociedad chorrerana dedica-
Diciembre 29, 1914-Fue terminado da a actividades sociales. El beis-
el tendido de la cafieria de agua, bol constitute uno de sus pasatiem-
que conectaba la nueva plant de pos favorites, del cual dice: "Jugu6
bombeo, a orillas del Rio Chagres, durante various aiios el beisbol aficio-
en Gamboa, con la plant de puri- nado en David. Actualmente me gus-
ficaci6n en Miraflores. ta asistir a los juegos de la pelota
Diciembre 31, 1616-El Rey de Es- professional en Panama y para mi el
pafa inform al Gobernador de Marlboro es el equipo a batir en esta
Castilla de Oro que la Corte de temporada beisbolera".
Espafia estaba de acuerdo con la
opinion del mundo commercial de
que se podia establecer fAcilmente
la comunicaci6n entire los dos
oceanos, construyendo un canal. :
Diciembre 31, 1841-Las provincial
secesionistas de Veragua y PanamA
volvieron a unirse a Nueva Gra- .2
Diciembre 31, 1862-Luego de la
capture del "Ariel" por el "Alaba- /
ma", el New York Herald anun-
ci6 que el Secretario de Marina -
habia telegrafiado a Vanderbilt que -* -- o
se proveeria naves de la Armada
para proteger a todos los vapores
que desde California, se dirigian -
al este. !
Enero 19, 1880-En una ceremonia
en la desembocadura del Rio Gran-
de, la Compafifa del Canal Fran-
c's celebr6 formalmente el inicio ,
de los trabajos de construcci6n del Ded qcost .nanto fo e. p. ao.
Canal de PanamA.

Paigina 2



!- v


Enero 13, 1967

Pagina 3


Mount Hope Monte de la Esperanza . .

. Bello Lugar de Paz y de Tranquilidad

A unos 3 kil6metros al sur de la
ciudad de Col6n se encuentra una
colina que hace muchos afios se
Ilamaba Cerro Mono y que cuando
empez6 la construcci6n del Ferroca-
rril de Panama, comenzaron a llamar
Monkey Hill.
Alli enterraron sus muertos los
hombres que fundaron la ciudad de
Col6n en una isla de manglares, para
que fuera el comienzo del primer
ferrocarril transcontinental que se
construy6 en America.
Con el pasar de los afios, el nombre
de Monkey Hill, poco apropiado para
un lugar de descanso para los hom-
bres y mujeres que rindieron sus vidas
a orillas del Caribe, fue cambiado por
uno mAs indicado: Mount Hope,
Monte Esperanza, que es el que lleva
b** hoy el modern cementerio que sirve
tanto a la ciudad de Col6n, como al
sector Atlantico de la Zona del Canal.
Alli, bajo la sombra de las palme-
ras y los frondosos "panamA", duer-
men el suefio eterno los despojos de
hombres venidos de todas parties del
: mundo en pos del vellocino de oro
o empujados por sus ansias de aven-
tura. Alli descansan, lo mismo hom-
bres de las tierras del norte que hu-
mildes culies de la China y de la
India e islefios del Caribe. Todos
fueron atraidos por la construcci6n

de dos obras portentosas de la historic
contemporAnea: El Ferrocarril y el
Canal de Panamai.
At'n hoy dia, no es raro ver do-
lientes que llevan comida a sus muer-
tos y revientan cohetes y triquitra-
ques para ahuycntar los espiritus y
pennitirles el descanso a que tienien

En el mudo laconismo de las lapi-
das, muchas veces se encuentran his-
torias de profundo sentiniento hu-
mano. Como la de 111un marino que
nmuri6 a bordo de una nave surta en
el puerto de Col6n, un dia del siglo
pasado, a la edad de 28 anios. Sus
compaiieros hicieron una colecta y
levantaron el mausoleo que perpetfia
su nombre.
Tambi6n, la historic del Padre
Burns, religioso que hizo much bien
entire los habitantes de la ciudad de
Col6n. Pidi6 que no se pusiera nin-
guna marca sobre su tumba.
La Secci6n de Mantenimiento de
Predios de la Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales del Canal de Panami es
la encargada de mantener este lugar,
que es conservado bellamente por
una cuadrilla de 12 hombres y un
capataz, dandole un verdadero sig-
nificado a su nombre: Monte Espe-

El nombre ha sido borrado ya por la pAtina del tiempo, pero las ruedas de ferrocarril y la alta verja de hierro
marcan el lugar donde descansan los restos del primer maquinista del Ferrocarril de PanamA, enterrado en el
Cementerio de Mount Hope. CUsar Viloria, empleado del cementerio durante muchos ailos, cuida de que todo est6
en orden y limpio.

Un obelisco, coronado por su busto de capitan de naves de alta mar y ador-
nado con los simbolos de su profesi6n, marca el lugar de eterno descanso
de los restos del Capitan John Constantine, el PrActico del Canal de PanamA
que condujo al vapor "Anc6n", en su hist6rico viaje del 15 de agosto de 1914
y que abri6 al comercio mundial el Canal de Panama. A la derecha, una
sencilla lApida marca la tumba de su esposa Mary.




Allen R. Briem
Frank M. Cambridge
Albert Ellis
Harry D. Foster, Sr.
Marcus A. Grannum, Jr.
E. M. Kennedy
Rudolph Valentine Myrie
Carlos Rice
Francisco Sif, Jr.
Owen W. Smith
Pedro Teres 0.
Manuel H. Vence
Paul H. Reynolds
Alcibiades Alba
Carlos Batchelor
Ignacio Benty
Solly Brown
Roy Campbell
Manuel R. Echeverria
Jos6 Gonzales
Rogelio Hernindez
Fernando Jesse
Stephen Lindo
Roberto Martinez
Alvin C. McFarlane

Benigno Alvarez
Peter Bolton
Gregory Gramlich
William Hall
Samuel Inness
Angel Pelicot
Silcia C. DeBolt
Dora L. de GirAldez
Franklin A. Romero
Maria Teresa Smith
Maxine C. Fitzgerald

William L. Benny
Calvin E. Hall
John H. Simson

Luis Antonio Cortez
Luis Alherto Dunin
Edcmundo George Grant
Albert S. Parchment
Luis E. Parchment
Jesfis Alberto Piqueras
Ernesto Rodriguez Ch.
Alfonso Small
Eloise A. Small
Johah Yard


NicolAs Morales
German Morris
George Piper, Jr.
Luis Rodriguez
Albot Augustus Taylor
Alfonso Tejada
Harold Jos. Campbell
Victor A. Carranza
Richard 0. Egger
Vernon L. Forbes
Mortimer Gittens
Joseph G. Grant

Sibert N. Griffith
Walter D. Johnston
Donald King
Alberto Simpson
George D. Sun

Charles S. Gordon

Dinah L. Alberga
James Devaney
Len F. Devaney

Existen muchas tumbas en el Cemen-
terio de Mount Hope, cuyas inscrip-
ciones han sido borradas con el paso
de los afios; otras que ya no tienen
ninguna marca que las sefiale, pero
una de las mAs antiguas es la de esta
fotografia. Dice: Henry Buzot, muri6
en Aspinwall, el 8 de junio de 1860,
a la edad de 56 afios.

Participaci6n . .

(Viene dc la pdgina 1)

aparato de selectrovisi6n. La Armada
de Estados Unidos presentarA el corte
seccional de un barco, junto con foto-
grafias demostrativas de los diferentes
servicios que presta. La exhibici6n
del Ej-rcito de Estados Unidos harA
enfasis, con fotografias, en sus laborers
de acci6n civica.
La feria es principalmente gana-
dera y habra juzgamiiento de ganado
de leche y de carnet; juzgamiento de
ganado porcino y de aves. En estas
competencias que duran los 3 dias
de la feria, tratan de superarse las
comunidades de esa region.

Esta es la parte central del Cementerio de Mount Hope. Al fondo se puede
apreciar el kiosko, donde tienen lugar las ceremonies oficiales, y las banderas
de PanamA y los Estados Unidos. Bajo la verde grama bien cuidada, yacen
los restos de hombres venidos de todas parties del mundo para la construcci6n
del primer ferrocarril transcontinental de America y del Canal de Panama.
Tambitn hay muchos que murieron camino a California, cuando la Fiebre
del Oro de mediados del siglo pasado.

El viernes 20, habra un almuerzo El Prximo...
en honor de los funcionarios de la
feria; bailes durante ]a noche; a la (Viene de la pdgina 1)
1 p.m., de ese dia un gran Tambor
de Orden, y en la mariana, una gran de Fuerte Clayton; Susan Cook, de
cabalgata, con la que se inaugurarA Albrook; Carol Garner, de Curundi;
oficialmente la feria. Candy Koepke, de Balboa; Vicki
El sibado 21 de enero, habr' una Lawrence, de Albrook; Jackie Love-
competencia de arado de tiro animal lady, de Anc6n; Rita Martens, de
y bailes tipicos en los terrenos de la Diablo; Michele Meyers, de Curund6i
feria. A as 9:30 am. del coming, Heights; Susan Peterson, de Corozal;
efectuarA el juzgamiento del ganado Cheryl Lynn Silkwood, e Fuerte
y se escogenr al (;ran Campeon de Clayton.
la Feria. A las 11 a.m. del domingo Los carnavales seran del 4 al 7
se entregarin los premios a las dife- de febrero y en esos dias habra des-
rentes exhibiciones agropecuarias e files, bailes, comparsas y alegria ge-
industriales y en la tarde, cerrara la neral en las calls y en los centros
feria. sociales de todo el Istmo.

Se Reune Esta Noche

La Liga del Atlantico

La directive de la Liga Femenina
de Softball del Atlantico celebrarA
una important reunion boy a las 7
de la noche en la Escuela de Rainbow
Todos los directors, Atrbitros, ano-
tadores y patrocinadores deben asis-
tir a esta important reunion de la
Liga, con el objeto de hacer los pla-
nes finales del torneo que se iniciara
el lunes 23 de enero.

iPap6, iPapi ... ahi vione marnl con el

Esclusas de Miraflores-__ 2,151
Esclusas de GaHin_ __-- 301
Las Cruces, 8 viajes .- 896
Reina Manuelita, 2 viajes 27
Biblioteca-Museo 166
Southern Cross --- 1,230
Rossini ------------ 350
Verdi __._._... 350
Gran Total .---- 5,471



Enero 13, 1967

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Charles Persons, el caballero de la gorra, posa junto con su Essex, uiltimo
modelo, de 1915, que tambien le servia de oficina, en aquellos dias en que
se inici6 en el negocio de turismo en Panama.

Con un Essex 1915 . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

E. P. Beverly y el Dr. Gibson, medi-
cos muy conocidos en el Istmo de ese
entonces. El primer caso que le toc6
tender fue en Nombre de Dios,
lugar donde se extraia la arena para
el concrete de las Esclusas de Gatmn.
Recuerda que los oficios domesti-
cos en el Istmo de hace 60 afios
tenian sus aflicciones y tribulaciones.
Tuvo la suerte, sin embargo, de con-
tar con una estufa de seis quemado-
res y con un tanque de agua. Usaba
hulla grasa para cocinar. La ayuda
dombstica era un problema. Habiendo
siempre usado fogones para cocinar,
las empleadas no se acostumbraban
a la estufa.
Un dia la nueva planchadora pare-
cia demasiado lenta y se quejaba de
que la plancha no calentaba. La Sra.
Persons encontr6 las tapaderas de la
estufa al rojo caliente y la plancha
calentAndose dentro del horno.
Se compraba frutas y vegetables de
los natives, cuyos cayucos, cargados
con guineos, plAtanos, chayotes, agua-
cates y otros products tropicales,
eran amarrados cerca de la Calle del
Frente en Col6n. La carried procedia
del mercado. Como no habia sufi-
ciente moneda fraccionaria de Pana-
mi en ese entonces, el vuelto de las
compras en el mercado se daba con
pedazos de breva y cajetillas de
f6sforos suecos.
Las diversiones se limitaban a
bailes en ocasiones especiales y ex-
cursiones campestres. Habia merien-
das en Fuerte San Lorenzo y Porto-
belo (a pesar de las coloradillas) y
viajes al sanatorio de la Isla de
Taboga, donde el gerente obligaba
a los huespedes a tomar pildoras de
quinina. De vez en cuando un grupo
alquilaba un bote y hacia una excur-
si6n a las Islas de las Perlas.
Frecuentemente, aquellos que
montaban a caballo, iban a Gatfn,
donde conseguian una buena comida
por s6lo 30 centavos. Otra diversion
era asistir a los conciertos de la banda
de la Comisi6n del Canal Istmico,
que se llevaban a cabo todos los do-
mingos y en todas las poblaciones de
la linea. La banda estaba compuesta
por empleados de talents del Canal
que iban tambi6n, en remolcadores
a dar conciertos en Portobelo.
Como chaperona de un grupo de
sefioritas en una excursion a El Cho-
rro de La Chorrera, Mildred Persons
vio lo que le pareci6 troncos sobre la
orilla, pero cuando se movieron tuvo
la oportunidad de disparar a su
primer caimAn.
Desde un principio la vida fue in-
teresante y Ilena de ocupaciones para
los Persons. Mientras trabajaba para
el Canal de dia, Charles Persons con-
ducia un taxi durante la noche. Los
dias de pago en los puestos militares
eran dias muy ocupados, Ilevando y
trayendo soldados desde sus campa-
mentos a la poblaci6n. A pesar de que
les decian que no podrian ganarse la
vida en Panama, el Sr. y la Sra. Per-
sons vieron las posibilidades de esta-
blecer una agencia de turismo en
PanamA y el Sr. Persons renunci6 a
su empleo con el Canal.
Al principio, el taxi sirvi6 tambi6n
como oficina y las tarifas de 15 cen-
tavos se convirtieron en un negocio
fructifero. Era algo digno de verse
c6mo estaban los billetes de a d61lar
en los asientos del taxi, para pagar a
los conductores que le trabajaban.
Desde los primeros dias de su cons-

trucci6n, el Canal de Panama fue
gran atracci6n turistica y a media
que pasaban los afios, aumentaba el
nimero de turistas que venian a ver
la Gran Zanja. La Sra. Persons re-
cuerda que un dia habia 1.200 pasa-
jeros de seis barcos atracados en
ambos lados del Istmo, todos ansiosos
de ver la atracci6n mis grande del
dia. Afortunadamente, no desembar-
caron todos al mismo tiempo y mu-
chos de los "choferes" tuvieron la
oportunidad de hacer viajes extra.
Los Persons eran ambos activos
conductores de taxi. El negocio con-
tinu6 prosperando, desde un autom6-
vil y una oficina en su casa hasta con-
vertirse en una flotilla de autom6viles
y oficinas en los Hoteles Washington
y Tivoli que ocuparon por mas de
20 anos. Ambas oficinas fueron cerra-
das hace unos 22 arios y se abri6 una
nueva oficina en el Hotel Panama
Hoy dia, Persons Travels Bureau,
situado cerca del Hotel Panama, bajo
la gerencia del esposo de la nieta de
los Persons, es una important agen-
cia de turismo en Panama.
Mildred Persons pronto regresara
a St. Petersburg, su segundo hogar,
ya que consider a Panama como su
hogar, pues disfrut6 aqui muchos
ailos de su vida y aqui estan su hija,
la Sra. Shirley Smith, su nieta y sus
cuatro preciosos bisnietos. Ella goza
con la gente, el pais, y los numerosos
y admirables recuerdos de los dias
pasados, aiin aquellos del cuarto en
la vieja Casa Palmer.

El Director de Marina
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
tima parte de la estaci6n lluviosa, el
nivel del Lago Gatin estaba a 87.38
pies y el de Madden a 254.38 pies,
cuando se inici6 la estaci6n seca. El
26 de diciembre fueron abiertas varias
puertas del Vertedero de Gatin, para
mantener el nivel. El Lago Gatin
empez6 a bajar el 29 de diciembre y
ya para el 9 de enero, el nivel era de
87.07 pies.

El campe6n peso pluma del
Istmo, Antonio Amaya, parti6
el lunes filtimo hacia Ciudad
de M6xico, en donde se enfren-
tara por segunda vez al cam-
pe6n mexicano de la division,
Mario Diaz, en la noche del 29
de este mes.
Amaya empat6 con Diaz la
primera vez que se enfrenta-
ron en el tinglado de la plaza
de toros "El Toreo" en la capi-
tal azteca, en un fallo que fue
protestado por la prensa mexi-
cana, asi como tambien por el
pfiblico que asisti6 al encuen-

La pelea entire Amaya y Diaz
fue calificada por la Comisi6n
de Boxeo del Distrito Federal
de M6xico como "la pelea del
aflo", al ser seleccionados los
valores del afio en el boxeo
Amaya y Diaz tomarAn parte
en el mismo program en que
el campe6n mundial del peso
pluma, el mexicano Vicente
Saldivar, defenderA su cetro
ante el japon6s Mitsunori Seki,
al cual venci6 en refiida pelea
el afio pasado. En ese combat
Seki derrib6 a Saldivar y luego

Kid Galeano Pelea Leopoldo Campbell y

Con Htor S anchezA Lcarn por

ia 15 en Panam Una pelea por un titulo national mission de
Otro combat international de y otra international, seran las que se namA, al
boxeo sera presentado el domingo celebrarAn los dias 28 y 29 de este en 2 asalt
pr6ximo en el Gimnasio Nacional mes en el Istmo. El triun
Neco de la Guardia en la ciudad de El sabado 28 del corriente dispu- se celebri
Panama, cuando el peso ligero nica- taran el titulo indiscutible del Istmo serI reco
ragiiense Efrain L6pez Galeano se entire los pesos liviano junior, el colo- pern livia
mida con el fuerte pegador panamefio nense Justiniano Aguilar y el capita-
Hector SAnchez en un combat pac- lino Leopoldo Campbell. El otro
tado a 12 asaltos y en peso mAximo Aguilar estA reconocido como cam- el domin.
de 135 libras. pe6n por la Comisi6n de Boxeo Pro- entire el r
El nicaragiiense, a quien apodan fesional de Col6n, despu6s de su Istmo, Li
"Kid Galeano", ha vencido a todos los triunfo por nocaut sobre Alfonso dominican
campeones ligeros de la Am6rica "Pepermint" Frazer, en tanto que limited de
Central. Campbell fue reconocido por la Co- Nacional
Sanchez noque6 en su uiltima pelea
al chileno Italo Sini en el primer asal-
to de un combatesefialado a 10 vuel-Thelma E de V al
tas que se celebr6 en el Gimnasio e ma E. de V aldes
Nacional de PanamA.
Tres peleas de cuatro asaltoscom- nteresante Prro esion
pletarAn el program del domingo, en n t an r r ln
el cual harA su primera presentaci6n Algunos empleados del Canal de actualidad
como professional el joven peso gallo Panami han estado aprendiendo el Mientras
Miguel Riasco, el nas destacado pugil arte de manufacturer articulos de de Vald6s
aficionado de 1966, quien se enfren- papel, de pasta y de pan, bellamente factura de
tara al colonense Morocho Nelson. Aoso o 1',,,arnit,,,AC F nl ntio i,

El Houston Traeria

Un Equipo al Istmo
Ha surgido la posibilidad de que
los Astros de Houston, de la Liga
National de beisbol de los Estados
Unidos, inscriban un equipo para el
campeonato de beisbol professional
panamefio en la temporada de
La posibilidad surgi6 durante la
visit que hicieron a Panama esta se-
mana el Gerente General y Vicepre-
sidente del Houston, Talbot Smith;
el director del sistema de sucursales
Pat Gilleck y del supervisor de scouts
en la Amnrica Latina, Tony Pacheco.

Eugenio Hurtado Peleara con

El Colonense Julio Davis el 21

El campe6n peso gallo del Istmo, namefio a su gran actividad en los
Eugenio Hurtado, no arriesgara su tinglados de ambos lados del Istmo.
corona cuando se mida el sAbado 21
del corriente con el joven pugilista
colonense Julio Davis, en una pelea IHabra Festival de
a 10 vueltas que se llevara a cabo en
el tinglado de la Arena de Col6n y en Gimnasia el Dia 19
peso mAximo de 120 libras.
Hurtado viene de perder una es- En Estadio de R. C.
trecha decision frente al destacado El jueves 19 del corriente se cele-
campe6n colombiano del peso gallo brarA un Festival Gimnastico Fol-
Bernardo Caraballo, en una pelea ce- kl6rico en el Estadio de Rainbow
lebrada en Cartagena, Colombia, en City, organizado y dirigido per el
tanto que Davis venci6 en su filtima Profesor de Educaci6n Fisica Yuda
presentaci6n al veteran Adolfo Morhaim, de la Escuela Secundaria
Osses, vengando asi una derrota ante- de Rainbow City.
rior a manes de ese pugil capitalino. En este festival, que comenzara a
El domingo por la noche, en el las 6 p.m., habrA exhibiciones de
Gimnasio Nacional Neco de la Guar- judo, de gimnasia por el alumno Luis
dia se celebrarA el combat interna- Ellis del Segundo Ciclo de la Escuela
cional entire el retador del cetro plu- de Rainbow City; gimnasia por los
ma Luis Patifio y el puigil Johnny alumnos de los s6ptimos y octavos
Duncan, de Honduras Britanica, a un grades y presentaci6n del Conjunto
limited de 10 asaltos. Tipico de la Escuela Primaria de
Vuelve asi el boxeo professional pa- Rainbow City.

el campe6n tir6 a la lona al
retador japon6s.
Tan refiida fue esta pelea
que se concert para el 29 de
este mes el encuentro de des-
quite por el titulo mundial.
Amaya viaj6 a M6xico en
uni6n de su apoderado Isaac
Kresch y el entrenador Vernal
El promoter de la pelea,
Pablo Ochoa, ha prometido
que si Amaya y Saldivar triun-
fan en sus combates del dia 29,
los firmarA para una pelea por
el campeonato mundial de las
126 libras.


el Titulo
Boxeo Profesional de Pa-
vencer por nocaut t6cnico
tos a Aguilar.
ifador de este combat, que
ara en la Arena de Col6n,
nocido como el 6inico cam-
no junior del Istmo.
encuentro de boxeo, para
go 29 del corriente, sera
nuevo campe6n mosca del
uis Carlos Urrunaga y el
no Natalio Jimenez, a un
10 asaltos en el Gimnasio
de PanamA.


al Istmo
d, dicta classes semanales.
estuvo en M6xico, la Sra.
aprendi6 tambi6n la manu-
e la porcelana y la fabrica-
c n u A.ores -on, pin rad

ucor sy .T ui.-.^ios r^ ainiguo ci6n de flores de cera, la pintura de
arte de fabricar articulos de carton retablos y otras variedades del arte.
piedra, practicado en el Oriente siglos Entre sus alumnus en la manufac-
antes de que fuera introducido a
Europa, ha side una expresi6n de arte tura de articulos de cart6n piedra
sumamente popular en todo el se encuentran Dolores Stewart,
mundo. Thora Mahoney, Margaret Csighy,
La Sra. Thelma E. de Vald6s (foto Beatrice Lucas, Rosa Garcia de Pa-
en la secci6n inglesa), que aprendi6 redes y Raquel Tart6. Ya han hecho
a moldear, empastar y traba'ar el bellas imagenes religiosas y, al pre-
papel en Mexico, introdujo reciente- senate, se encuentran trabajando en
mente ese arte a Panama y, en la otro tipo de articulos.

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Sin Palabras

Paigina 4


Si Amaya Logra Ganar el 29,

Optara por el Cetro Mundial

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