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
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Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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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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Gift ofthe Panama Canal Museum

Vol. V, No. 43 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, April 14, 1967

Witkin Despedida

Plans Progressing

One person will come from as far
away as New York City to attend the
despedida for Rabbi Nathan Witkin
which is now scheduled for May 4 at
Hangar 1015 in the PAD area of
Albrook AFB.
Rabbi Aryeh Lev, Director of the
National Jewish Welfare Board's
Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy and
a personal friend of Rabbi Witkin,
will be present at the despedida.
Rabbi Lev will arrive on the Isthmus
in ample time to meet with members
of the despedida committee.
A prominent local name recently
added to the list of committee mem-
bers was that of the Rt. Rev. Msgr.
Tomtls Alberto Clavel M6ndez, Arch-
bishop of Panama.
The program will begin at 7:30
p.m. with a light buffet and refresh-
ments to follow. U.S. District Court
Judge Guthrie F. Crowe will be
master of ceremonies for the evening.
Tickets for the affair are available
at various clubs and civic organiza-
tions, at the Information Desk in the
Rotunda of the Administration Build-
ing and from the following members

ROA Convention

Slated April 24
The Reseive Officers Association
of the Canal Zone will hold its annual
convention Monday, April 24, at the
Quarry Heights Officers Open Mess.
It will be called to order promptly
at 5 p.m.
Col. John E. Deming (USAR-
Retired), department president, an-
nounced that department officers for
the coming year will be elected and
delegates will be named to the
National Convention to be held in San
Francisco, Calif., June 20-24.
Several national and department
awards in recognition of outstanding
contributions to the ROA and national
defense also will be presented,
Colonel Deming said.
A social hour will follow the
business meeting. All members are
urged to attend.

Minor League

Stars to Play

In Interior
Baseball according to U.S. rules
and regulations will be played in the
Interior of Panama this weekend
when 15, 9- to 12-years-olds, mem-
bers of the All-Star team of the Pacific
Minor League meet with 18 ball
players of the Panama National Guard
Little League Baseball team at Chitre
in the Province of Herrera.
The All-Star team from Canal Zone
military components, F.A.A., and Pan-
ama Canal will travel to Chitre by
bus tomorrow. The first game is
scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow. A
second game will be played Sunday
at 10 a.m.
Baseball is a popular sport in the
the Chitre area, where there are ap-
proximately 1,200 enthusiastic players
in the little league age group. Plans
are under way for more contests
between the Chitre and Canal Zone
baseball teams.
Members of the All Stars of the
Pacific Minor League to travel to Chi-
tre for the games this weekend are:
R. Klataska, J. Richmond, S. Rich-
mond, W. Bradford, M. Culp, R.
Lovin, W. Blumberg, J. Soriano, J.
McGuiness, D. Webb, A. Atkinson,
L. Catlett, K. Dennison, B. Hayes,
and H. Meyer.

of the Rabbi Witkin Despedida Com-
mittee: Frank A. Baldwin, Seymour
Barkowitz, Melvin Bierman, Thomas
J. Butler, Jr., Sylvester D. Callender,
Victor C. Canel, Frank A. Castles,
Woodrow De Castro, Chaplain An-
thony Dudek, Arthur R. Eno, Lance
Murphy, Capt. Axton T. Jones, Wal-
ter Kardonski, Sam Kardonski, Ed-
mund R. McVittie, Felipe Motta, A.
E. Osborne, Bruce Quinn, Paul
Runnestrand, Morris Sasson, Joseph
Watson, and Schaye Witznitzer.
Hangar 1015 may be reached via
the Curundu gate. Air Police will be
on duty to help direct traffic.

LA Schools

Open May 3

The Latin American Schools will
open on Wednesday, May 3, 1967, it
was announced by the Superintendent
of Schools. Registration of all new
students will begin in the offices of
the principals on Thursday, April 20,
from 8 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 4 p.m.,
and will continue through Tuesday,
May 2, 1967. Parents should accom-
pany their children at the time of
registration. They should present
birth certificates and immunization
certificates when registering new
Children who were 5 years of age
on or before May 1, 1967 are eligible
to enter kindergarten. Children who
were 6 years of age on or before
May 1, 1967 are eligible to enter the
first grade.

Sing-Out '67

In Stadium

Tonight at 8
Sing-Out '67 comes to the Canal
Zone today for two performances, an
abbreviated one at the Administration
Building this afternoon and a full-
length show this evening at Balboa
The 150-member cast with its
electrifying Up With People theme
will perform before Gov. W. P. Leber
and employees at 3 p.m. in the rotun-
da of the Administration Building.
The main performance starts at 8
o'clock tonight at Balboa Stadium.
This will be the only public appear-
ance in the Canal Zone during the
group's extensive visit to Panama.
Admission is free.
Tomorrow the cast will be guests
for lunch aboard Las Cruces for a
tour of the Canal and a briefing at
the Balboa High School auditorium.
The itinerary for Sing-Out '67 in-
cludes visits to Bocas del Toro, David,
Panama City, Colon, Puerto Armue-
Iles, Rio Hato, Santiago, Chitre, Las
Tablas, Penonome, and Aguadulce.

ICS Vice Chairman
Arrives on Isthmus
Dean Robert D. Storey, vice chair-
man of the Atlantic-Pacific Inter-
oceanic Canal Study Commission,
arrived on the Isthmus Thursday to
discuss sea level canal studies. Mrs.
Storey is accompanying him on the
Dean Storey, president of the
(Continued on p. 4)

Red Cross Volunteers

Awarded Caps, Pins

The Canal Zone Chapter of the
American Red Cross held a capping
ceremony at the Red Cross Chapter
House in Ancon for 37 volunteers
who recently completed a training
course given by the Red Cross. A
number were volunteers from Paraiso
High School who served during the
school vacation.
Mrs. Robert Corrigan, Hospital
Unit Chairman, presided as program
chairman at the ceremony. The in-
vocation and benediction were given
by Rev. Rawley D. Boone, Assistant
Pastor of the Balboa Union Church,
Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, chairman of
the Canal Zone Chapter of the Ameri-
can Red Cross, administered the Vol-
unteer Pledge and presented the pins
to the new volunteers. Mrs. Leonard
F. Griffin, vice chairman of volunteers,
capped each new volunteer. Mrs.
Joseph Leszcz, Howard AFB Unit
Chairman, served punch after the

Last Week's
Miraflores Locks___
Gatun Locks ____
Las Cruces,
5 partial transits ---
Reina Manuelita,
1 partial transit
1 partial transit_
Summit Gardens
Saga fjord
Santa Maria
Grand Total-





-_- 4,637

The American Red Cross Volun-
teers who received caps and pins are:
Joyce N. Adkins, Cecilia Arthur,
Gloria Bovell, Janice F. Brown, Roan
Callender, Eureline Collins, Berniece
Deming, Joan Edwards, Yvonne Este,
Ethlin L. Fawcett, Cheryl Fussell,
Anna M. Gullette, Ivon A. Hinds,
Marcia Holmes, Mariela Hoyte, Gen-
eve Hubbs, Maxine Kuns, Jean A.
Lewis, Eleanor-Jane Longley, Roberta
(Continued on p. 4)


-.'. .. .

.. ... -

Kenyon Zinn, son of Aaron S. Zinn, resident engineer who finished the
digging of Gaillard Cut, and a recent visitor on the Isthmus is shown with
several photographs of the construction days on the Panama Canal. Zinn
is looking at a picture of William Howard Taft, seated on the observation
platform in Empire during one of his inspection visits to the Canal before
he became President. Young Kenyon Zinn is leaning on Taft who has his
arm around him.

Canal Zone Revisited

After 52-Year Absence

Six-year-old Kenyon Zinn and his
mother were scheduled to arrive on
the SS Panama with the Christmas
mail December 23, 1906. They were
coming to join Kenyon's father, Aaron
S. Zinn, resident engineer of the Cule-
bra Division, in charge of steam
shovel excavations and railway con-
struction. Zinn, a well-known railway
and construction engineer who had
worked on many projects in the
United States and Canada, was in-
vited to the Isthmus by Engineer John
F. Stevens, former Chief Enginner on
the Panama Canal.
A tropical hurricane diverted the
Panama to Portobelo where several
other ships were weathering out the
storm. They arrived a week later in
time to attend the first New Year's
Eve dance at the Tivoli Hotel which
had hastily been opened a month
earlier for a reception in honor of
President Roosevelt.
Kenyon Zinn, now of San Gabriel,
Calif., recently visited the Isthmus he

Thirty-seven new Red Cross volunteers were capped at the Red Cross Chapter
House recently. Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, chairman of the Canal Zone
Chapter of the American Red Cross, administers the Volunteer )'lh.',l, which
says, "As a volunteer of the American Red Cross, I pledge a conscientious
and loyal service wherever I may serve. I will hold in confidence all personal
and official matters which may come to my attention and will at all times
and under all conditions conduct myself in such a manner as to honor the
organization which I am permitted to represent."

left 52 years ago. He was a guest of
the Tivoli Guest House whose wicker
chairs and high ceilings brought back
many wonderful memories. He was
up at the crack of dawn each day
going to Taboga, San Blas, Chiriqui
Province, or making an excursion up
the Chagres River when he wasn't
visiting the Canal he saw built when
he was a boy. A Panama Railroad pass
dated 1915 made the conductor's eyes
pop on a train trip to Colon. Until his
recent visit, Zinn recalled his days on
the Isthmus through an album full of
remarkable photographs of the Canal
As a resident engineer of the
Central Division, it was A. S. Zinn,
his father, who finished the arduous
task of cutting the Canal through
Culebra when a brain tumor forced
Lieutenant Colonel Gaillard to return
to the United States. Kenyon Zinn
recalls that fragments of rock from
blastings often hit their quarters, a
spacious wooden house on the edge of
the Canal at Empire. Food was rather
monotonous and drinking water deliv-
ered at the door in big demi-johns.
The clubhouse run by the YMCA
was the place for diversion. An obser-
vation platform was located quite near
the Zinn quarters. A photograph Zinn
has shows him on this platform with
William Howard Taft before Taft
became President. Remembering the
event, Zinn says Taft was nice and
fat to lean on.
Zinn remembers vividly the anguish
and disaster caused by the Cucaracha
Slide. People who see the Canal today
have no idea of the blood, sweat, and
tears that went into the building of
this gigantic project, commented Zinn.
He received much publicity in 1913
when he was chosen to touch off a
small blast on Cucaracha Slide sharing
with President Wilson in the joining
of the waters of the Atlantic and
Pacific Oceans. Zinn also was aboard
the SS Cristobal, the sister ship of the
Ancon, when it made its trial transit
through Gatun Locks on August 3,
1914. This was the first time the tow-
ing locomotives were used, recalls
Zinn, and one of the motors burned
(Continued on p. 4)


April 14, 1967

CZ. Geologist's Articles

Printed in Gem Journal

"The Quartz Minerals of Panama
and the Canal Zone," part one of a
2-part article by Robert IH. Stewart,
supervisory geologist of the Panama
Canal's Engineering Division, is pub-
lished in the April issue of The
Lapidary Journal of San Diego,
Calif., the largest gem publication for
amateur hobbyists.
The first part of the article is illus-
trated with a map that indicates
locations of agate-bearing materials,
and has numerous photographs of In-
dian work sites and the treatment of
agate, jaspers, and carnelian by the
pre-Columbian Indians of Panama.
Locations are listed of agate bearing
rocks in the Canal Zone, the Panama
City area, and in other areas on the
Isthmus of Panama.
A boxed note at the end of the
article says: "Owing to the excellence
of the material and large number of
its illustrations, Part II of this article
will follow in the May Lapidary
Mr. Stewart was born in James-
town, N.Y., and started out to be a
minister. While in college, first at
Kendall College, Chicago, and later in
Miami University, Ohio, he had to
major in something in pre-theological
training, and chose geology.
After graduation from Miami Uni-
versity he went on to the Garrett
Biblical Institute, a section of North-
western University He studied there
for 2 years and had a church of his
own for about a year, meanwhile help-
ing out in Northwestern's Geology
Department. Eventually he trans-
ferred there on an instructor's scholar-
ship and received his master's degree
in paleontology.
He came to the Isthmus in 1946
as a geologist with the Special

Engineering Division. For the next 2
years he did field work on possible
sea level canal routes and became an
expert on the section of Panama be-
tween the Canal Zone and the Colom-
bian border.
Upon completion of the Special
Engineering Division's work, he re-
turned to the United States and spent
the next 5 years with the U.S.
Geological Survey.
In September 1953, Stewart and
family returned to the Canal Zone.
His assignment was as an engineer
with the Meteorology and Hydro-
graphic Branch. In June 1956, his
formal title became Geologist in the
Engineering Division, where he now
is supervisory geologist.
In his spare time he enjoys hiking
around the Isthmus, with his dis-
coveries furnishing him materials for
more articles. He is credited with
discovery of a sedimentary basin of
the pre-Tertiary Age. That is, about
75,000,000 years old.

Law Day Exhibits

At Police Stations

In observance of Law Day on
May 1, open house will be held at
the two central police stations in the
Canal Zone, the Cristobal Police
Station and the Balboa Police Station.
Visitors will be received from 1
to 5 p.m.
Modern police equipment will be
on display, including radar, compari-
son microscopes, and ballistics exhib-
its. Instructors in police work tech-
niques will be present to describe the
exhibits and answer questions.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sunday Playhouse:
"Magnificent Doll"
2:40-The Christophers
2:55-Chapel of the Air
3:25-Parade of Sports
5:00-EBF: "Northeastern States"
5:10-Orient Express (Special)
6:30-Harrigan and Son (Last Show)
6:55-Social Security in Action
7:05-Gene Autry Film Festival:
"Cowboy Serenade"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Dick Powell Theater
10:00-What's My Line?
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Coronet Films:
"The White House, Past
and Present"
11:00-The Sacred Heart

4:15-"Death Valley Days" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-G.E. College Bowl
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Pat Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Red Skelton
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Dark Waters"
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Decoy (Premiere)
11:20-Curt Massey

4:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5 00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-NASA Film:
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-I've Got A Secret
7t30-Jim Bowie
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Human Monster"
10:25-Focus on Today
10:45-Roy Acuff's Open House
11:15-Curt Massey

4:15-"Jim Bowie" (Repeat)
5 00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-Do You Know?
6:55-SCN News In Spanish

7:05-Danny Thomas
7:30-Heart of the City (Last Show)
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Bell Telephone Hour"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Latin American Yesterdays
9:35-U.S. Steel Hour
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Ann Southern
11:15-Curt Massey

4:15-"Danny Thomas" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-To Tell The Truth
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Kaye Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Sitting Pretty"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man
11:15-Curt Massey

4:15-"Andy Griffith" (Revent)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The Air Force Story
6:30-Password (Premiere)
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Joey Bishop
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Life Boat"
10:40-Focus on Today
11:00-Death Valley Days
11:25-Curt Massey

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Bell Telephone Hour
2:00-Cartoon Carnival:
"Felix The Cat"
2:15-Captain Kangaroo
3:20-CBS Sports Spectacular
4:40-Wrestling from Olympic
6:00-Weekend '67
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Love From Paris"
8:00-SCN News
8-05-Lawrence Welk
9:00-Hearst Metronome Weekly
9-05-Canal Zon- Calendar
9:15-The Tonight Show
10-30-Fo'us on Today
10:50-This Is The Life

Golden Frogs

Winning Fame
Panama's unique golden frogs are
getting a great deal of publicity in
California. Approximately 55,000 per-
sons who attended the Calaveras
County Fair Jumping Frog Jubilee
last May saw them.
Although the famous frogs from El
Valle did not compete in the interna-
tional frog contest held in Frogtown
every May (because they are too
small to compete) they are causing
quite a furor as a special exhibit in
the gold-rush country of California.
The golden colored batrachians,
whose adults may measure 2 inches
in length, are found only in the Anton
Valley area of Panama. They are being
kept at the Steinhardt Aquatic Muse-
um in San Francisco, the foremost
aquatic museum of California. They
will be taken back to Frogtown in
May for the special exhibit during the
4-day celebration of the county fair.
Requests for more information
about the golden leaping amphibians,
which really don't leap or swim too
well, have been received in Panama
and the Canal Zone.
During the day, the golden frogs
with black spots, may be found in the
full sunlight sitting on rocks in
streams. At night, they sleep on the
leaves of trees. They are not timid
and not frightened easily. The skin
of the golden frog is toxic.
The Panama Canal Information
Office arranged for the shipping of
the frogs to California last year.

Drivers, Watch

For Schoolbuses
Motorists in the Canal Zone are
reminded that every motor vehicle,
in either direction, must stop at least
10 feet before reaching the schoolbus
when meeting or overtaking a school-
bus that has stopped to receive or
discharge passengers and when the
schoolbus lights are blinking.
Motorist also are warned that they
may not proceed until the bus resumes
motion, or until signaled to proceed
by a police officer or the schoolbus
driver, or the crosswalk guard.

Spillway Deadlines
Material intended for publica-
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
day afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent material
can be received and processed
for use the same week as late
as noon Tuesday. Mail material
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Ensign Louis L. Seldon, Jr., U.S. Navy, who has completed flight training
and has been designated a Naval Aviator, has his wings pinned on his
uniform by his mother, Mrs. Louis L. Seldon. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
L. Seldon of Los Rios, he attended Balboa High School and was graduated
from Bay County High School, Panama City, Fla. He studied at Florida
State and then was accepted for naval air training, with initial training in
Pensacola, Fla., and advanced training at Corpus Christi, Tex.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
April 15, 1967

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:40 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Not With My Wife You Don't
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Red Line 7000 (ADULT)
WVed., 7:30 p.m.-Apache Uprising (AY)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Hotel Paradiso
Friday (Two Shows), 6:15, 8:20 p.m.-That
Darn Cat (AYC)
Sat.-The Chase (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Dakota
Kid (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Appaloosa (AY)
Tues.-Fanny (AY)
Wed.-Imitation Of Life (AYC)
Thurs.-Dakota Lil (AY)
Fri.-The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Pay Or Die
Saturday Night, 8:15 p.m.-Johnny Reno
Sun.-The Spy With Lace Panties (ADULT)
Tues.-Imitation Of Life (AYC)
Wed.-Fanny (AY)
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-The Appaloosa (AY)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned) *
Sat., 7:00-Sun.. 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Alvarez
Kelly (ADULT)
Mon.-The Iperess File (ADULT)
Tues.-Sayonara (ADULT)
Wed.-Thurs.-Seconds (ADULT)
Fri.-Beau Geste (AYC)
Sat.-Spinout (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Wild Blue
Yonder (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-How To Steal A Million (AYC)
Tues.-The Victors (ADULT)
Wed.-Father Goose (AYC)
Thurs.-Brainwashed (AY)
Fri.-Johnny Reno (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-San Antone
Saturday-Sunday Night-Doctor Zhivago
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Phantom
Stallion (AYC)

Four-year apprentice machinist David Dempsey, left, of the Industrial
Division, Marine Bureau, a participant in the Panama Canal Apprentice
Program, receives instruction in the operation of the No. 2 horizontal milling
machine from Allen L. Blaney, instructor, Industrial Training Staff, Person-
nel Bureau. Starting with the July 1966 class, all Panama Canal first-year
apprentice machinists receive 9 months of intensive instruction in machine
shop practice. The program is conducted by the Industrial Training Staff in
the old Mechanical Division Industrial Shops, Balboa. Upon completion
of the program, apprentice Dempsey reports to his employing unit, the
Industrial Division.

Tues.-The Chase (ADULT)
Thurs.-The Victors (ADULT)
Fri.-Father Goose (AYC)

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC-

Saturday, April 15, 1967

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Merrill's Marauders-Jeff Chandler, Ty
Harding: The efforts of a small group of
American soldiers, who made a name
for themselves in Burma during World
War II. T-104 mins.

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Cinderfella-Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn: A
fabulous new version of the beloved
story! Cindy's a fella . and what a
fella! It's a ball as Jerry changes in a
flash from poor stepson to the fanciest
stepper at the Princess' Ball. (Spanish
titles.) (Color.) T-95 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The Bashful Elephant-Cary Grant, Leslie
Caron: The charming adventure tale of
a little orphan girl . a dog . and
a very bashful elephant. (Color.)
T-98 mins.

6:15 p.m.
Dinosaurusl-100 tons of Primeval animal
fury unleased on a tropical paradise ..
alive with thrills that started a million
years ago. (Spanish titles.) (Scope and
Color.) T-92 imins.

2:00 p.m.
Boy Who Stole A Million-An amusing, yet
touching story involving a boy, a dog,
and a million pesetas (roughly $28,000)
who is being chased by half the thugs
in Valencia. (Spanish titles.)
T-75 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Whispering Smith-Alan Ladd, Brenda
Marshall: Thrill-swept epic of the heroic
empire builders.

All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.

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April 14, 1967



By Emily J. Price
No Transfer by Stephen Walton is
a horror story made more horrifying
by the matter-of-fact style. The author
is a senior at Michigan State Univer-

sity and the editors claim that his
views are those of the present college
generation. However congenial this
book may be to young people, the
older generation will find it a shocker.
Stephane Groueff has told the story
of the making of the atomic bomb in
Manhattan Project. He gives an ac-
count of the tremendous scope of the


uivoil Uopici

The Tivoli Guest House will offer
another outstanding brunch Sunday
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It will include assorted fruit and
juice trays, potato pancakes with hot
butter and syrup, eggs ranchero,
creamed chicken with biscuits, cottage
fried potatoes, grilled pork chops and
bacon, assorted dry cereals, buttered
toast, cinnamon toast, jam, jelly, gra-
ham gems, assorted sweet rolls, coffee,
tea, and milk.
All this for only $1.35 for adults
and 95 cents for children.
And for the Monday night buffet,
it will be Oriental Night at the Tivoli.
The menu will feature chicken chow
mein, Chinese fried rice, sweet and
sour pork, tossed salad with dressing,
micha rolls and butter, relish tray,
assorted pastries and beverage. The
cost is only $1.50 for adults and $1
for children. Seatings are at 5:30,
6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Call 2-2111 for

Health Center

Offers Measle


Common measles is needlessly
threatening the health of an estimated
50 percent of the susceptible Canal
Zone dependents who are not pro-
tected against the disease.
According to the U.S. Public Health
Service, at least 90 percent of the
children not immunized, will get
measles. In 1 of every 1,100 cases,
the disease will end fatally. In 1 of
every 15 cases, there will be compli-
cations such as acute infection of the
middle ear, bronchitis, croup, and
pneumonia. At least 1 of every 1,000
will develop encephalitis. In almost 1
of every 2 cases of measles, health
will be below par for as long as 12
months after the disease, with more
than normal school abscences, and
four times as much medical care
For protection against this com-
pletely preventable but existing dis-
ease, parents are urged to take advan-
tage of the protection program at the
Community Health Center where the
vaccine against measles is given free
of charge.
A 4-Point Protection Program in-
cludes routine measle immunization
of infants at 9 to 12 months of age;
immunization of older children 10
years of age or less who never had
measles or measles vaccine; seeking
a physicians advice for susceptible
children with chronic illness; live at-
tenuated virus vaccine given to per-
sons on the day they are exposed to
natural measles, usually protecting the
exposed person.


Zone Residents

Are Invited to

"I "'"" L Union's Dance
project, of the many people and in- Canal Zone officials and residents
dustrial companies whose power and of the Zone have been invited to the
ingenuity contributed to its success. f h n d
Brief but lively biographies of many annual dance of the Panama Radio
of the scientists and others involved and Television Workers and News-
are included and the technical prob- inens Union.
lems which had to be solved are made The invitation was extended by a
intelligible to the layman. The book committee of members of the Union,
is a skillful and readable history of a headed by the president-elect, TomAs
complex undertaking. Ernesto Diaz Villa, who visited the
Caxle, an English town of quiet Panama Canal Information Office last
Caxley, an English town of quiet
charm, is the setting for Miss Read's Monday morning.
latestook The Market Square The The dance will he held in the Patio
latest book The Market Square. The o h P i Hoel A 31
time is the early 1900's and the plot of the Panama Hilton Hotel, April 30,
concerns the changing fortunes of two starting at 8:30 p.m. There will be
men, friends since childhood. Misun- iusic by various orchestras and a
derstanding, war and tragedy tax their typical Panama conjunto, together
friendship until a grandson of both of with special attractions that will
them brings them together again, feature outstanding entertainers now
The Market Square is a pleasant appearing in Panama.
Sr Panama President Marco A. Robles
addition to Miss Read's vignettes of has been invited, and invitations have
the English village, been extended to the top officials of
Nikos Kazantzakis, the Greek au- the Republic of Panama and the
thor whose novels (such as Zorba the Canal Zone
Greek) have become popular in their cana e f
Tickets may be obtained from any
English translations, was a passionate of the Union members at $5 per
of the Union members at $5 per
traveller. His travel journals are fa- couple.
mous in his own country and are now couple.

becoming available in English. Jour-
ney to the Morea is his account of an
exploration of his homeland, the
Peloponnesos of Greece. Combining
wide knowledge of Greek history with
deep concern for present-day life, this
is a perceptive writer's search for the
roots of his own culture.
That Old College Try is a light-
hearted novel about a national dilem-
ma: how to get into college. The Cut-
ler family with three teenagers goes
through a year of crisis with Susan,
pretty and popular but with a low-C
average, Jim who is interested only
in golf, and Laura, who has straight
A's but does not "participate." This
book will find sympathetic readers
among parents and young people.

Masters of two ships making frequent

He Plays it Cool

In Arctic Circle

"How far does a guy have to go to Airman Third Class Harvey G. Rhyne,
cool off? the Stars and Stripes, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey G.
official military publication, asks about Rhyne, Sr., of La Boca.
Young Rhyne, who has been sta-
7tioned at Lackenheath, England with
the 492d Tactical Fighter Squadron,
U.S. Air Force since last November,
--recently returned to England from a
combined Norway, United Kingdom,
Netherlands, and U.S. Forces field
training exercise above the Arctic
,Circle in the Bardufoss-Narvik area
of northern Norway.
An article in the Stars and Stripes
-says that if one lives in the Canal
Zone, the Arctic Circle might sound
like a good place to cool off.
S "Six months ago Airman Rhyne was
S. basking in the sun of his home town,
La Boca, Canal Zone. Today he is
wearing his long johns in Bodo while
--participating in Exercises Cold Winter

I Harvey G. Rhyne

"The Complaisant Lover"

To Open May 5 at Ancon
Exactly 3 weeks from tonight, on scored a success with his direction of
May 5, at 8 p.m. at the Ancon Play- readings of "Streetcar Named Desire,"
house, the curtain will go up on the presented at Surfside Theater and at
first of 14 performances of "The the Ancon Playhouse.
"Complaisant Lover," described as a The stars of the "The Complaisant
serious comedy with an adult theme. Lover" are Maj. Arthur W. Long,
H. Loring White, a member of the who is cast as Victor Rhodes, dentist;
Theatre Guild's Board of Governors, Nannette Rickert, who plays Mary
is the director of this Theatre Guild Rhodes, his wife; and Lt. Comdr.
presentation. Davey L. Jones, Jr., USN, as Clive
Director White is a history teacher Root, an intellectual who is in love
at Canal Zone College and recently with Mary.
Other members of the cast are:
Bethe Gaudy, Randy Smith, Lt.
- "Comdr. Buck Taylor, Willys Reid,
Dr. Leonard Schonberg, and Johann
M NMeyer.
S in Major Long, who participated
in the readings from "Streetcar
Named Desire," is with the Intelli-
gence Directorate, J-2, Headquarters
S NsNannette Rickert, wife of Lt. Col.
John Rickert, directed the 1966 Canal
Zone United Fund production "Music
Man." She is a member of the
*- i Theatre Guild's Board of Governors.
Lt. Comdr. Davey L. Jones, USN,
starred as Harold Hill, the "Music
Man," in the United Fund presenta-
tion of the same name.
Bethe Gaudy, daughter of Mr. and
M B rs. William Gaudy, is a senior at
Balboa High School; Girls' Nation
Secretary; and recently was seen in
"Life With Father."
Randy Smith, son of Lt. Col. R. S.
Smith of USSOUTHCOM, is a bright
youngster in the 6th grade of the
new Curundu Elementary School.
Lt. Comdr. Buck Taylor appeared
in the casts of "School For Scandal"
and "Oklahoma!" The latter was the
1964 Canal Zone United Fund sum-
mer production.
Willys Reid, a newcomer to the
Isthmus, is the wife of a U.S. AID
official and worked as properties
chairman for "Becket."
Dr. Leonard Schonberg, a U.S.
Army Captain, Medical Corps, was
seen in two roles in "Life With
Johann Meyer, treasurer of the
Theatre Guild, is a teacher in the Fort
Clayton Elementary School and was
transits through the Panama Canal the director of "Call Me Madam."

have retired recently. In top photo, Capt. Leonard Skailes, master of the
British flag "Port New Plymouth," (right) who has made more than 80 transits
of the Canal as master of Port Line ships, is congratulated by Capt. Donald
A. Dertien, Navigation Division chief, after receiving a Panama Canal
Honorary Marine License. Mrs. Skailes was presented a 50th Anniversary
Book of the Panama Canal. In bottom photo, Capt. P. M. Pedersen, center,
master of the Danish flag "Arabian Reefer," receives an Honorary Marine
License from Capt. E. B. Rainier, Captain of the Cristobal Port, on his
last transit before retiring. A member of the J. Lauritzen Line seagoing staff
since he was 16, Captain Pedersen worked his way up from deckhand
to master. For 2 years he was Commanding Officer of the J. Lauritzen
Training School in Norway. He has made at least 200 transits of the Canal.
At right is R. W. Owen, manager of C. Fernie & Co., agents for the
Lauritzen Line.

The Prophets will play for the
dancing crowd at the New Balboa
Teen Club tonight from 8 p.m. to
Dress will be sportswear.
Members will be admitted free.
Non-members will be charged a
nominal fee.

There are only two seasons in the
Canal Zone, rainy and dry-both hot,
remarked Rhyne. The temperature is
usually somewhere in the 80's.
"This week Rhyne is singing a
different song. 'This is the coldest
climate I have ever been in. I looked
forward to coming here in order to
find out how I would react to cold
'This is only the second time I
have seen snow,' he continued. 'The
other time was at Lowry AFB, Colo.,
and it didn't last too long then.'
"Since he has been here, Rhyno has
tried skiing for the first time. There is
a slope behind his barracks which the
troops use as a beginners' slope. It's
quite an experience, he said.
'A year ago the possibility of my
being in Norway was the furthest
thing from my mind,' continued
'I never dreamed that I would
set foot inside the Arctic Circle.
'I have come to the conclusion
that I'm hard to satisfy,' he quipped,
'When I'm in the hot climate I always
wish to be cool, but up here,
where it is cold, I find myself thinking
about home.' "

Girl Scout

Camp Jobs

The Canal Zone Girl Scout Coun-
cil, Inc., is accepting applications for
a number of staff positions open at
Camp Randy, located at Fort Ran-
dolph near Coco Solo.
Jobs to be filled include Camp
Director, Assistant Camp Director,
Camp Business Manager, Camp
Nurse, Unit Leaders, Unit Counselors,
and Camp Cooks.
Salaries vary with the assignment
and with the candidates' experience,
qualifications and training. Among the
basic requirements for all staff mem-
bers are love of children, sympathy
with the objectives and philosophy
of Girl Scouting, good health, en-
thusiasm, patience, and adaptability.
Previous Girl Scout or other camping
experience is helpful, but not required
for all positions.
Camp Randy is for girls entering
the 4th through the 12th grades and
offers an opportunity to live, work,
and play out-of-doors.
There will be two camp sessions:
June 18-June 30 and July 2-July 14.
An orientation and training program
for camp staff members will be held
the week of June 12, preceding the
opening of cunp.
Women interested in Girl Scout
camp jobs may obtain applications
and job description forms from the
Canal Zone Girl Scout Council office
in the Diablo Service Center, tele-
phones Balboa 1350 or 2552, or from
Mrs. Fred Stahl, Albrook 5194.
The Canal Zone Girl Scout Coun-
cil, Inc., is a United Fund agency.

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Page 4


Spearfishing Tournament

Begins Saturday Morning


April 14, 1967

Registration for the Panama Skin-
diving Tournament starts at 6 o'clock
tomorrow morning at the Taboga
Hotel. The tourney is sponsored joint-
ly by the Panama Skindiving League
and the Balboa Diving Club (hosted
by the Balboa YMCA).
The event, which starts at 8 p.m.,

7 ?. 7 7

and answers
What limitations are there on over-
taking on the left?-The left side of
the roadway must be clearly visible
and free of oncoming traffic for
a sufficient distance ahead to per-
mit such overtaking to be made
safely. The overtaking vehicle must
sound his warning device and re-
turn to the right-hand side of the
roadway before coming within 100
feet of any vehicle approaching
from the opposite direction.
What further limitations are there on
driving to the left of center of
roadway?-(a) No vehicle shall be
driven to the left side of the road-
way when approaching the crest of
a grade or a curve in the highway
where the driver's view is ob-
structed within such distance as
to create a hazard in the event an
oncoming vehicle appears. (b) It is
prohibited to drive to the left of
a yellow solid line painted on the
roadway in your traffic lane.
What is the speed limit in the Canal
Zone?-25 miles per hour within
town limits and 40 miles per hour
outside town limits unless other-
wise posted. Consistent with the
above, every vehicle must be
driven at reduced speed under con-
ditions which might be hazardous.
Should a vehicle be operated if you
are intoxicated?-No. Heavy penal-
ties are imposed for operating a
vehicle while intoxicated and still
heavier penalties are prescribed
for causing death or bodily injury
while driving recklessly or while

Canal Zone Revisited
(Continued from p. 1)
With the opening of the Panama
Canal August 15, 1914, Aaron Zinn's
work was finished. He went to work
for the Panama Government as a
consultant engineer with the Depart-
ment of Public Works. The family
moved to a small apartment in Panama
City. Zinn, with H. R. Hebard & Co.,
built the railroad from the Port of
Pedregal to David to Boquete in Chi-
riqui Province. Later he worked on
engineering projects in Colombia.
Kenyon Zinn found many reminders
of his father work on the Canal.
Among these is a profile map of the
Canal which bears the signature,
A. S. Zinn, on the right wall at the
entrance of the Chart Room of the
Tivoli Guest House. Zinn was respon-
sible for the preservation and consoli-
dation of many valuable maps, trac-
ings, and blueprints of the Canal
On his recent visit to Boquete, Ken-
yon Zinn met a handsome silverhaired
man who turned out to be Jorge
Porras, grandson of President Belisario
Porras whom he had met several times
when his father was working on the
railway project in Chiriqui.

School Ring Found
A high school graduation ring was
found in the vicinity of the Tivoli
Guest House. The owner may claim
it upon properly identifying it by
calling L. V. Snoderly at 272-6236 or
272-6102 during duty hours or Balboa
1475 after duty hours.

is open to all persons provided they
form teams of 2 or 3 persons (not
counting the boat captain). This is the
sixth tournament. Each year the rules,
boundaries and number of contestants
have been expanded and this year the
Perlas Islands are part of the hunting
Military helicopter and medical
teams will be on standby in case of
accident, but to date in the tourney
history there have been no mishaps
requiring calls for such assistance.
The $5 entry fee includes Saturday
night dinner at the hotel. Twenty-five
trophies are to be awarded. Winners
and other contestants will be recog-
nized Monday night at the Panama
Yacht Club.
Judges for the tournament will be:
Alcides Bernal, physical education in-
structor at Paraiso High School, ap-
pointed to head the tournament;
Octavio Molina; Capt. Carlos Arose-
mena of the Guardia Nacional; Rob-
ert Wick, YMCA associate executive
director; Capers Johnson, YMCA
physical director, Col. Charles Ritchie,
and T/Sgt. Kenneth McClannan, both
of USAF.
Radio operators will be at work to
keep the different units informed on
tournament proceedings.

Softball Tourney

Starts Tomorrow

Sixteen teams from the Canal Zone
and the Republic of Panama will
participate in the second annual Vice-
roy Invitational Slow Pitch Softball
Tournament which opens tomorrow
at the Pacific Softball League Park
in Balboa. This double elimination
tournament will continue through
April 27.
The tourney is sponsored by Taba-
calera Istmeiia, S.A., producers of
Viceroy cigarettes and donors of first,
second, and third place team trophies.
Also, Tabacalera Istmefia, S.A., will
award 17 individual player trophies
for the first and second place
teams, a most valuable player fielder
trophy and most valuable player
pitcher trophy.
Games will be played on Saturdays
and Sundays at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.,
4:15 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and
9 p.m., except April 22 which has
been declared open date to accomo-
date the Wally Trout Open Golf
Tournament. Games will be played on
Monday through Fridays at 6, 7:30,

and 9 p.m.
Refreshments will be available at
the park.

Members of the 1967 All-Zone baseball team as selected by the coaches. Left to right kneeling are: Alan Gibbs,
infielder, BHS; Jack Sanders, infielder, CHS; Richard Hakanson, catcher, CZC, who was a unanimous selection;
Steve Rozzelle, outfielder, CZC; and John Stanley, outfielder, BHS; back row are: Larry Quinn, infielder, BHS;
Geoffrey Hibner, pitcher, BHS; Al Sardifias, first base, CZC; Leslie Highley, outfielder, CZC; and Ron Keeney,
pitcher, CZC.

Paraiso HS Teacher

Lectures on Space

(Photo in Spanish section)
Cecilio Williams, teacher of Math-
ematics in the Paraiso High School, is
currently touring through all of Cen-
tral America under the auspices of the
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, giving demonstration
lectures of various aspects of Science
in Space to high school and university
students of the major cities.
During holy week he took a few
days to visit his family in Panama
City and relax from his heavy lecture
Williams' schedule has taken him
to Guatemala for 1 month. He is
currently in San Salvador where he
will be for 3 weeks, then on to Hon-
duras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and
finally Panama during the month of
Williams' professional background
and bilingual ability resulted in
his being selected by the United
States Information Service for this
program. He graduated from Colegio
Abel Bravo in Colon, obtained a
Bachelor of Science degree in Math-
ematics from Savannah State Univer-
sity in Savannah, Ga., and Master of
Arts degree from Notre Dame in
Indiana. For this project, Williams
was given a special course with the
National Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministration in Washington.

To aid him in his lectures Williams
has a specially equipped panel truck
which carries models of many
space vehicles that have been in use
and are to be used in the program of
space exploration. He also carries
special apparatus to conduct demon-
strations of basic rocket phenomena
before the audience. Williams in-
dicates that one of the principal
questions from the audience is "Why
should man investigate or go into
space?" Another is "Why don't we
see the other side of the moon?"
Perhaps Williams will answer these
questions for us when he arrives in

Dance Classes Offered
The Panamanian-North American
Association announces the opening of
a new course in Latin American ball-
room dancing to begin April 17.
The dances to be taught are the
cumbia, guaracha, bolero, merengue,
samba, tango, and pasodoble. Classes
will be held every Monday from 8 to
10 p.m. for 8 weeks.
The cost is $12 per person. For
more information call the Association
at 5-5058 or 5-5091.

Red Cross Volunteers

(Continued from p. 1)

Merrill, Faye Osborne, Sharon Peter-
son, Margaret Rayborn, Gloria Rey-
nolds, Alma Robinson, Olivia Sealey,
l ^ Celia Smith, Doris Spooner, Patricia
S' Springer, Haydee Teal, Marcelina
Theresia, Lorreta Thomas, Phyllis
STivey, Delmira Walker, Helen J.
& Warford, Hyacinthia Woodcock, and
Anita Young.
i The new Red Cross Volunteers will
. / be assigned to duties at Gorgas Hos-
4' pital, in all departments and clinics;
at Fort Clayton Dental Clinic and
Dispensary; Albrook AFB Dental
Clinic and Dispensary; Howard AFB
Terminal and Dispensary.
The volunteers help to lighten the
load of the regular hospital staff by
serving in the clinics, wards, labora-
Itory, library, playroom, admitting
office, surgical suite reception desk,
Chest service, and assist with occupa-
tional therapy. They serve also at
Mrs. Leonard Griffin, left, vice chairman of volunteers, caps Red Cross Corozal Hospital, Comunity Ilealth
volunteer Anita Young as Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, chairman of the Canal Ccnters at amboa, Paraiso, Balboa,
Zone Chapter of the American Red Cross, presents her the pin at the Centers at Gamboa, Paraiso, Balboa,
capping ceremony held recently at the Chapter Hlouse in Ancon. and at the Chapter IHlouse.

Coming Events

14-21-"Modern Medicine" exhibit in the
Exhibition Room of tho National
University Library. The exhibit,
consisting of photographs and
illustrative charts on modern
medicine, will be open to the
14-23-Pacific Softball League slow pitch
playoffs and the Viceroy Invi-
tational Slow Pitch Softball
Tournament at the Pacific Soft-
ball League Park in Balboa,
featuring 16 teams from the
Canal Zone and Panama, double
elimination. Games will be
played at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.,
and 9 p.m. Monday through
Friday; and at 1 p.m., 2:30
p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30
p.m., and 9 p.m. on Saturdays
and Sundays.
14-29-Sing-Out '67, the internationally
acclaimed Sing-Out explosion
will burst onto the stages of,
Panama from April 10-29. A
performance in the Canal Zone
is scheduled for 8 p.m., April
14-17-High School GED tests will be
given at the Canal Zone College.
Tests on Friday, and Monday
will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tests
on Saturday (April 15) will
begin at 8 a.m. Persons in-
terested in the GED (high school
level tests) should call Dr. Mur-
phy, 2-2380, 2-2676, or 2-4590,
or go to Room 211B of the
Canal Zone College.
15-The Nuclear Science Center,
"Atoms in Action," will offer
professional level technical
training at its facilities located
on Via Espafia in Panama City
beginning May 4. The course
will give scientists and other
professional people the oppor-
tunity to explore the use of
nuclear energy for peaceful pur-
poses. Applications may be
picked up during working hours
from the commission's secretary,
Mrs. Ada Galvez, on the fourth
floor of the Ministry of Educa-
tion, or from John Giacomini
in the "Atoms for Action" office,
number 22, Caceres Building,
D. St., El Cangrejo. Completed
forms should be returned before
April 15.
15-16-Skindiving and Spearfishing Tour-
nament sponsored by the Balboa
Diving Club and the Skin Div-
ing Legue. Registration will
start at at the Taboga Hotel at
6 a.m., April 15, and will last
until 4 p.m., April 16.
19-22-Canal Zone College Theatre will
present "Bye, Bye Birdie."
David Lommen is directing the
musical fantasy about teenagers
and love-struck adults.

ICS Vice Chairman
(Continued from p. 1)
Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dal-
las, Tex., is to visit sea level canal
routes in Darien, Panama, and north-
western Colombia on today and Satur-
day. Dean Storey also will make
courtesy calls on Canal Zone Gov.
Walter P. Leber and U.S. Ambassador
Charles W. Adair.
HIe will be guest of a luncheon at
the Quarry Heights Officers Club on
A small reception hosted by Col.
Alex C. Sutton, Jr., field director of
the Interoceanic Canal Studies, and
the Panama Canal, will be held aboard
the Reina Manuelita Sunday after-
noon. Panama, U.S. Embassy and
Panama Canal officials have been
Dean and Mrs. Storey will depart
the Isthmus Tuesday, April 18.


Vol. V, No. 43 MAds de 50 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 14 de Abril de 1967

En Mayo 3


Las Clases
Las Escuelas Latinoamerica-
nas iniciaran sus labores el
mibrcoles 3 de mayo, seguin
anuncio hecho por el Superin-
tendente de Escuelas de la
Zona de Canal.
Las matriculas para los nuevos es-
tudiantes comenzarin en las oficinas
de los directors el jueves 20 de abril
de 8 a 11:30 a.m. y de 1 a 4 p.m. y
continuarAn hasta el martes 2 de mayo
de 1967.
Los padres deben acompafiar a sus
hijos cuando vayan a matricularse.
Deben presentar certificados de naci-
miento y certificados de vacuna cuan-
do matriculen a los nuevos alumnos.
Los niiios que cumplan 5 afios de
edad el o antes del 19 de mayo de
1967, son elegibles para entrar al
kindergarten. Los niflos que cumplan
6 afios de edad el o antes del 19 de
mayo de 1967, son elegibles para
entrar al primer grado.

Mons. Clavel Estara

En Agasajo a Witkin

Un nombre local de prominencia
ha sido afiadido a la lista de miembros
del Comit6 Organizador de la Despe-
dida al Rabino Nathan Witkin, y es

No se Pase a

Un Bus Escolar
Se recuerda a los automovilistas
en la Zona del Canal que todo
vehiculo a motor, en cualquier direc-
ci6n, debe detenerse por lo menos 10
pies antes de acercarse a un autobuis
escolar, cuando se encuentre o alcance
a un autob6s escolar que se haya dete-
nido para recibir o dejar pasajeros y
cuando las luces del autobus escolar
esten centelleando.
Se advierte tambien a los automo-
vilistas que no pueden seguir hasta
que el autobuis prosiga su march, o
hasta que le ordenen seguir un policia,
el conductor del autobuis escolar o
un guardia de lines de seguridad.

"Sing-Out '67" se

Present Hoy Aqui

Sing-Out '67 viene hoy a la Zona
del Canal para dos presentaciones,
una abreviada en el Edificio de
Administraci6n esta tarde y un es-
pecticulo complete por la noche en
el Estadio de Balboa.
El grupo de 150 miembros con su
animado lema ARRIBA La Gente, se
presentarA ante el Gobernador W. P.
Leber y los empleados a las 3 p.m.
en la rotonda del Edificio de Admi-
nistraci6n. La presentaci6n principal
comenzarA a las 8 p.m. de hoy en el
Estadio de Balboa. Esta serA su imnica

presentaci6n pfblica en la Zona del
Canal durante la extensa visit del
grupo a PanamA. La entrada es gratis.
El grupo serA hubsped mafiana en
un almuerzo a bordo de la lancha
Las Cruces durante un recorrido par-
cial por el Canal y una charla de
orientaci6n en el auditorio de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
El itinerario para el Sing-Out '67
incluye visits a Bocas del Toro,
David, PanamA, Col6n, Puerto Ar-
muelles, Rio Hato, Santiago, Chitr6,
Las Tablas, Penonom6 y Aguadulce.

Cecilio Williams ofrece una demostraci6n de la Ciencia Espacial en el
Palacio Nacional en la ciudad de Guatemala.

C. Williams en Gira de Charlas

Espaciales por America Central
Cecilio Williams, professor de mate- descansar de su pesado program de
mAticas en la Escuela Secundaria de conferencias.
Paraiso, esta efectuando una gira por Williams ha estado en Guatemala
Centro Ambrica bajo los auspicios de durante 1 mes. Al present se encuen-
la Administraci6n Nacional de Aero- tra en El Salvador, donde permanecera
nautica y del Espacio, dictando confe- 3 semanas, luego seguirA hacia Hon-
rencias demostrativas sobre various duras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica y llegarA
aspects de la Ciencia Espacial a estu- a Panama durante el mes de agosto.
diantes de universidades y escuelas La capacidad professional de Wil-
secundarias de las principles ciuda- liams y su condici6n de bilingiie re-
des. Durante la Semana Santa se tom6 sultaron en su escogimiento para esta
unos cuantos dias para visitar a su misi6n de parte del Servicio Informa-
familia en la ciudad de Panamar y (Continia en la pdgina 4)

el de Su Sefioria Ilustrisima Mon-
sefior Tomas Alberto Clavel Mendez,
Arzobispo de PanamA.
AdemmAs, una persona vendrA desde
la Ciudad de Nueva York para asis-
tir a la despedidad del Rabino Nathan
Witkin que ha sido programada para
el 4 de mayo en el Hangar 1015 del
PAD, en la Base de la Fuerza A6rea
de Albrook.
El Rabino Aryeh Lev, Director de
la Comisi6n Nacional del Jewish Wel-
fare Board para las Capellanias He-
breas y amigo personal del Rabino
Witkin, estara present en la despedi-
da. El Rabino Lev llegarA al Istmo
con tiempo suficiente para conocer a
todos los miembros del comity orga-
El program comenzara a las 7:30'
p.m. y luego se servirA un ambig6i
y refrescos. Esa noche fungirA de
maestro de ceremonies el Juez
Guthrie F. Crowe.
Los boletos para este event pue-
den conseguirse en diferentes clubes
y organizaciones civicas, en el Escri-
torio de Informaci6n de la Rotonda
del Edificio de Administraci6n y con
los siguientes miembros del Comit6
Organizador de la Despedida al Rabi-
no Witkin: Frank A. Baldwin, Sey-
mour Barkowitz, Melvin Bierman,
Thomas J. Butler, Jr., Sylvester D.
Callender, Victor G. Canel. Frank A.
Castles, Woodrow De Castro, Cape-
11n Anthony Dudek, Arthur R. Eno,
Lance Murphy, Capitin Axton T.
Jones, Walter Kardonski, Sam Kar-
donski, Edmund R. McVittie, Felipe
Motta, A. E. Osborne, Bruce Quinn,
Paul Runnestrand, Morris Sasson,
Joseph Watson, y Schaye Witznitzer.
Puede Ilegarse al Hangar 1015 por
la puerta de Curundi. Esa noche,
la Policia de la Fuerza A6rea ayudarA
a dirigir el trAnsito.

i I
Trienta y siete nuevas voluntarias de la Cruz Roja, recibieron sus cofias recien-
temente, en tina ceremonia que tuvo lugar en el Edificio del Capitulo de la
Cruz Roja. El Juez Guthrie F. Crowe, president del Capitulo de la Zona
del Canal de la Cruz Roja Americana, jurament6 a las j6venes, con el
siguiente Juramento: "Como voluntaria de la Cruz Roja Americana, ofrezco
leal y conscientemente mi servicios donde quiera que yo sirva. Mantendr6
en secret todos los asuntos personales y oficiales que Ilegue a conocer y,
en todo tiempo y en toda condici6n, me conducir6 de tal manera que honre
a la organizaci6n que se me permit representar".

Imponen Cofias

A Voluntarias

El Capitulo de la Zona del Canal
de la Cruz Roja Americana celebr6
una ceremonia de imposici6n de cofias
en la sede del Capitulo en Anc6n, para
37 voluntarias que terminaron recien-
temente un curso de adiestramiento
ofrecido por la Cruz Roja. Varias
eran voluntarias de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso que sirvieron durante
las vacaciones escolares.
La Sra. de Robert Corrigan, Direc-
tora de la Unidad del Hospital, presi-
di6 la ceremonia como director de

Geologo del Canal

Es Gran Escritor

"Minerales de Cuarzo de PanamA
y de la Zona del Canal", primera parte
de un articulo por Robert H. Stewart
subjefe ge61ogo de la Divisi6n de
Ingenieria del Canal de Panama, es
publicado en la edici6n de abril del
Lapidary Journal, de San Diego, Cali-
fornia, la publicaci6n mAs important
del mundo sobre gemas, para aficio-
La primera parte del articulo esta
ilustrada con un mapa que indica la
localizaci6n de materials similares al
Agata, y el tratainiento del Agata, el
jaspe y la cornalina que practicaban
los indios precolombinos de PanamA.
Hay una lista de lugares donde se
encuentran rocas que contienen Agata
en la Zona del Canal, en el Area de
la ciudad de PanamA y en otras areas
del Istmo de PanamA.
Una nota al final del articulo dice:
"Debido a la excelencia del material
y al gran nmmero de ilustraciones, la
segunda parte de este articulo con-
tinuarA en la edici6n de mayo del
Lapidary Journal".
El Sr. Stewart naci6 en Jamestown,
N.Y., y empez6 a estudiar para minis-
tro. Mientras estaba en la universidad,
primero en Kendall, Chicago, y luego
en la Universidad Miami, de Ohio,
tenia que obtener un grado en alguna
material pre tcol6gica y escogi6 la
Despubs de su graduaci6n en la
Universidad Miami, fue al Instituto
Biblico Garrett, una secci6n de la
Universidad del Noroeste. Alli estudi6
por 2 afios y tuvo su propia iglesia
durante casi 1 afio, mientras ayudaba
en el Departamento de Geologia de
la Universidad del Noroeste. Even-
tualmente fue trasladado alli con una

beca como instructor y recibi6 su
master en paleontologia.
Vino al Istmo en 1946 como ge61lo-
go de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria Espe-
cial. Durante los pr6ximos 2 afios hizo
trabajo de campo sobre possible rutas
para un canal a nivel y se convirti6
en expert de la secci6n de Panama
que queda entree la Zona del Canal y
la frontera con Colombia.
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

programs. La invocaci6n y bendi-
c'i6n fueron impartidas por el Reve-
rendo Rawley D. Boone, Pastor Ayu-
dante de la Balboa Union Church.
El Juez Guthrie F. Crowe, president
del Capitulo de la Zona del Canal de
la Cruz Roja Americana, jurament6 a
las voluntarias y les entreg6 las insig-
nias. La Sra. de Leonard F. Griffin,
vicepresidenta de las voluntarias, im-
puso las cofias a cada una de ellas. La
Sra. de Joseph Leszcz, Directora de
la Unidad en la Base de la Fuerza
Area de Howard, sirvi6 ponche des-
puos de la ceremonial.
Las Voluntarias de la Cruz Roja
Americana que recibieron cofias e in-
signias son: Joyce N. Adkins, Cecilia
Arthur, Gloria Bovell, Janice F.
Brown, Roan Callender, Eureline
(Continua en la pdgina 3)

Hoy es el Dia
El Gobernador Interino de la Zona
del Canal, H. R. Parfitt, ha procla-
mado el 14 de abril como el Dia
Panamericano, y la semana compren-
dida entire el 9 y el 15 de abril, como
la Semana Panamericana, en la Zona
del Canal.

Se Inicia Manana el Torneo

Nacional de Caza Submarina

Las inscripciones para el Campeo-
nato Nacional de Caza Submarina
comenzaran maiana a las 6 de la ma-
fiana en el Hotel Taboga. El torneo es
auspiciado conjuntamente por la Liga
de Caza Submarina de PanamA y el
Club de Buceo de Balboa (auspiciado
por el YMCA de Balboa).
El event, que se inicia mariana a
las 8 a.m., es abierto para todas las
personas, con la condici6n de que
former equipos de 2 6 3 personas
(sin contar el capitnm del bote). Este
es el sexto torneo que se celebra.
Cada afio las reglas, limits y numerous
de competidores han sido ampliados
y este afio el Archipi6lago de las
Perlas es parte del Area de caza.
Un helic6ptero military y equipos
mfdicos estar'n listos en caso de un
accident, pero hasta ahora no se ha
registrado ninguna desgracia que re-
quiera tal ayuda en la historic de los

La cuota de inscripci6n de $5 in-
cluye una cena el sabado por la noche
en el hotel. SerAn entregados 25
trofeos. Los ganadores y otros com-
petidores serin proclamados el lunes
por la noche en Club de Yates de
Los jueces para cl torneo serAn:
Alcides Bernal, professor de educaci6n
fisica en la Escuela Secundaria de
Paraiso, nombrado president del Co-
mit6 Organizador del torneo; Octavio
Molina, el CapitAn Carlos Arosemena
de la Guardia Nacional, Robert Wick,
director ejecutivo asociado del YMCA;
Capers Johnson, director de educaci6n
fisica del YMCA, y el Coronel Charles
Ritchie y el Sargento Tdcnico Kenneth
McClannan, ambos de la Fuerza Adrea
de Estados Unidos.
Operadores de radio estarin tra-
bajando para mantener informnnadas a
las distintas unidades sore el proce-
dimiento del torneo.

^-- /-/- <-/


Abril 14, 1967


15-16-IV Campeonato Nacional de Caza Submarina en la isla de Taboga,
auspiciado por el Club de Caza Submarina de Balboa y por la
Liga de Caza Submarina de PanamA. Las inscripciones se efec-
tuarAn en el Hotel Taboga a las 6 a.m. el 15 de abril y
finalizarAn el 16 de abril a las 4 p.m.
21-23-Festival del Banano en Bocas del Toro.
24-29-La Sociedad NumismAtica del Istmo tendra sus exposiciones en la
Semana Nacional de NumismAtica de 1967. El tema de este afno
es "La Numismatica, Retrato de la Historia".


9:45-A Bailar, Joven
11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-E1 Show de Kippy Casado
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Estreno Favorito
4:00-Tarde de Toros
6: 00-Disneylandia
7:00-Los Monroe
8:00-El Tlnel del Tiempo
9:00-E1 Halc6n

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Marine Boy
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8-00-El Bar6n
9:00-El Hombre del Rifle
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-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Club de Mickey Mouse
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Simplicia la Secretaria
7:30-Reto al Mal
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:00-Mi Muier es Hechicera
9:30-El Hombre Que Nunca Existi6
10:30-Aiedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Super Seis
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Viaje a las Estrellas
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-Reportaies Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de RobHin
5:30-Flipper, el Delfin Maravilloso
6'00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Los Felices Mac-Abros
7:30-Comandos del Desierto
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Historia del F.B.I.
1 0:00-Noticias
10:30-Ajedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2 -00-Reportaies Mundiales
3-00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Hey Land Lord
6-00-La Novela del Dos
7-00-El Avisu6n Verde
7:30-Super Show
9:00-Carrousel de la Alegria
10:30-Tren Musical

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
1:00-Programa Femenino
2:00-Sarao de TV-2
3:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
5:30-Cavernicolas del Espacio
6:00-Un Soltero Casado
7:00-Misi6n Imposible
8:00-El Valle de Pasiones
9:00-Rutas del Destino


9:00-La Santa Misa
9:45--lodo por la Patria
10:15-Whisky a Go-Go
10:45--Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Ventana del Mundo
1:30-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- Misicay Risas
1 :00-Noticias
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Inspector Gideon
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:20-Los Lios de Cecil
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-El Show de Dick Van Dyke
8:00-Festival en Madrid
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Chica de C.I.P.O.L.
10:30-Los Intocables
1 :30-Noticias

11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Mfisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventureros del Mississippi
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:20-Cisate y Veris
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15 -Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
4:00-Edgar Wallace
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:00-Estrellas Palmolive
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Vengadores
10:30-Los Intocables

11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-El Buen Pastor
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-Centincla de los Bosques
6:20-Los Enredos de Tel6sforo
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares de Pond's
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Hora 11
10:30-Los Intocables

1 1:30-Aventuras de BRin Tin Tin
12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventuras en Alaska
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piiginas de la Vida
6:00-Centinela de los Bosques
6:20-Pepito Masito
6:50-Instantineas 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

11:00-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Madre es un Convertible
12:30-De Inter6s Para Usted
1:30-Reprise de Corin Tellado
2:30-Largo Metraje
4:00-Largo Metraje
5:30-Luchar o Morir
6:00-Patrulla de Caminos
6:30-El Superagente 86
7:30-Revista Musical
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-Perdidos en el Espacio
10:30-Cinerama Franc6s

En Su Pantalla
the Ugly American (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 14. ___ CERRADO Showdown (AYC) Jungle Manhunt (AYC)
The Ugly American (AYC) y The Great Imposter (AY) y
SAbado 15h- Showdown (AYCI CERRADO Th, Killers (ADULTOS)

Domingo 16

Lunes 17 ..-
Martes 18

Mi6rcoles 19

Jueves 20-_ -

A Man Could Get Killed (AY)

A Man Could Get Killed (AY)
Waco (AY) y
Crack In The World (AY)
Arabesque (ADULTOS)

Viernes 21 .-.- CERRADO
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a

Heroes Of Telemark (AY)
Waco (AY)y
Crack In The World (AY)
Arabesque (ADULTOS)

Pay, Or Die (AY)

Wake Island (AY) y
This Happy Feeling (AYC)

16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

The Silencers (ADULTOS)

The Silencers (ADULTOS)

Hotel Paradiso (ADULTOS)
Fort Algiers (AYC) y
Hell Ship Mutiny (AY)
10:00 p.m.
Last Of The Comanches (AYC)

Gente en la Noticia

La Srta. Idolly D. Archer es oficinista blecido la Direcci6n de Personal del Edificio de Administraci6n de Balboa
mecan6grafa-esten6grafa en adiestra- Canal de PanamA, y al cual entr6 la Heights. Naci6 en el Hospital Gorgas
miento y presta servicios en el Labo- Srta. Archer el 23 de diciembre de el 18 de febrero de 1947 y tanto su
ratorio del Hospital Gorgas, por medio 1965, cuando empez6 a prestar ser- escuela primaria como la secundaria
del Programa de Adiestramiento en vicios en la Secci6n de Levantamiento las curs6 en Paraiso, cerca del lugar
PrActicas de Oficina que ha esta- de Datos de la Contraloria en el de su actual residencia, que es Pedro
Miguel. Al present, estudia Adminis-
Straci6n de Negocios en la Universidad
Sde la Zona del Canal y su suefio es
llegar a ser secretaria ejecutiva. Si
!. alguna vez se le present la oportuni-
dad, le gustaria hacer sus studios
S superiors en la Universidad del Es-
tado de la Florida en Gainesville,
Fl Florida. Tiene muchos amigos, pero
Sno pensari nada serio hasta que no
tenga una carrera. Es cat6lica y miem-
bro activo de la Parroquia de San Jose
Ik de Paraiso. Pertenece a la Confedera-
-, ci6n de la Doctrina Cristiana y ensefia
el catecismo a los nifios de su iglesia.
S Cuando estaba en la escuela en Paraiso
fue jefe de orden de su secci6n, per-
teneei6 al Conjunto Tipico al coro
S y a la orquesta de la escuela, done
S. -tocaba el clarinete. Le encanta El
Valle de Ant6n, por la India Dorrvida
.y lo delicioso de su clima. Le agradan
"" much los interioranos por lo hos-
pitalarios que son, y le arrebataria
conocer Chiriqui, pues ha oido hablar
---- much de sus bellezas. Tambi6n
anhela conocer algdn dia la ciudad
S..-. . de Nueva York.

Romano Britton es t6cnico medico en
el Laboratorio del Hospital Gorgas.
Lleva ya 20 afios de servicios al Canal
de PanamA, donde empez6 a trabajar
a los 19 afios, en 1946. El senior
Britton reside en la poblaci6n de San-
ta Cruz, Zona del Canal. Es ciuda-
dano colombiano, naci6 en la Isla de
Nueva Providencia, Repsiblica de Co-
lombia el 3 de mayo de 1927. A los 01
5 arios, sus padres lo trajeron a Pana-
mai, pero regresaron a Colombia al
poco tiempo. Vino a PanamA, definiti-
vamente, cuando tenia 19 afios de
edad y al poco tiempo entr6 al servi-
cio del Canal donde ha permanecido
hasta la fecha. Su escuela primaria
la curs6 en su isla natal. La secundaria
la hizo en PanamA en una escuela .' "
privada. Esti sumamente orgulloso de
su hijita de 2 afios y medio Nereida
Adelina Britton. Dice que es un dia-
blillo que le alegra la casa. Britton
pertenece a la Iglesia Bautista del
Calvario, situada en la Calle M, en
la ciudad de PanamA. Se siente suma-
mente orgulloso de su hoja de servi-
cios y satisfecho de haber trabajado I sido por este trabajo, quizi no hubiera carreras de caballos. Chitr6 es la
toda su vida con la empresa del conseguido esta profesi6n. Tambi6n ciudad del Interior que mis le gusta,
Canal. Dice: Aqui en el Gorgas, fue me siento orgulloso de haber comen- por lo aseada y por lo agradable de
donde me dieron oportunidad de zado ganando muy poco y haber sus habitantes. Lo que mis le inte-
sacar mi titulo de Tecnico Medico, llegado a una buena posici6n que es resaria seria conocer el funcionamien-
pues me ofrecieron un curso que tom6 la que tengo ahora". Sus aficiones to de la maquinarias de las Esclusas
con todo empefio. Pero si no hubiera principles son jugar loteria y a las del Canal.

Gotas de Historia

Marzo 14, 1914-J. T. Luthell, nom-'
brado ingeniero a cargo de la
construcci6n del ferrocarril de
Chiriqui, sale con destino a
David donde se comenzaria dicha

Marzo 17, 1903-El Senado ratific6
el Tratado Herran-Hay.
Marzo 23, 1913-Se abri6 formal-
mente el Hotel Washington.
Marzo 24, 1740-El Almirante Ver-
non se apoder6 de San Lorenzo.
Marzo 24, 1876-La Sociedad Geo-
grAfica de Paris hizo a De Lesseps
president del comit6 de studio
de la ruta de Nicaragua.
Marzo 27, 1912-Lleg6 a Balboa la
draga "Corozal", despues de 117
dias de viaje, procedente de Clyde.
Marzo 28, 1878-Sosa, Rechls y La-
charme regresaron a Panama des-
puds de explorer los valles de
Bernadino, Caimito, Aguacate y
Congo. Este studio fue uno de los
llevados a cabo por la Societ6 Inter-
nationale du Canal Intercoceanique
para determinar la ruta mAs pric-
tica para un canal.
Marzo 31, 1885-Incendio de Aspin-
wall (hoy Col6n).


Algunas personas piensan que es
caridad dar a otros los consejos que
ellos mismos pudieran usar.

En el curso del pasado mes de
octubre se reunieron en Poughkeepsie,
Estados Unidos, 30 Ingenieros de Se-
guridad de Hospitales a fin de tratar,
entire otros temas, combates de incen-
Durante uno de los recesos y mien-
tras los conferenciantes habian salido
a cenar, la sala de reuniones del hospi-
tal donde se celebraban las reuniones
se incendi6, quedando completamente

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de solicitud expresa.
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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 PanamA. 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.

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Abril 14, 1967


Hay que Protegerse

Contra la Alfombrilla

La alfombrilla comfsn esta amena-
zando innecesariamente la salud de
alrededor del 50 por ciento de los
susceptibles dependientes de la Zona
del Canal que no estiin protegidos
contra la enfermedad.
De acuerdo con el Servicio de Salu-
bridad P6blica de Estados Unidos, por
lo menos el 90 por ciento de los nifios
no inmunizados, tendrin alfombrilla.
En 1 de cada 1.100 casos, la enferme-
dad serA fatal. En 1 de cada 15 casos,
habrA complicaciones tales como in-
fecci6n aguda del timpano, bronqui-
tis, garrotillo y pulmonia. Por lo
menos 1 de cada 1.000 resultara en
encefalitis. En casi 1 de cada 2 casos
de alfombrilla, la salud no estara bien
durante unos 12 meses despuos de la
enfermedad, con una ausencia escolar
sobre lo normal, y cuatro veces mas
el cuidado medico necesario.
Para protecci6n contra esta enfer-
medad evitable pero existente, se urge
a los padres aprovechar las ventajas
del program de protecci6n en el
Centro Comunal de Salubridad done
la vacuna contra la alfombrilla es
proporcionada gratuitamente.
Un Program de Protecci6n de 4
Puntos incluye: inmunizaci6n rutinaria
contra la alfombrilla para infants de
9 a 12 meses de edad; inmunizaci6n

de niios de 10 afios o menos que
nunca hayan tenido alfombrilla o
no hayan sido vacunados contra
ella; buscar el consefo m6dico para
los nifios susceptibles de enferme-
dades cr6nicas; vacuna de virus
vivo atenuado proporcionada a las
personas el dia en que estAn ex-
puestas a la alfombrilla natural, por
lo general protegiendo a la persona

Nuevo Curso de

Bailes en APN
La Asociaci6n Panamefio-Norte-
americana anuncia la apertura de un
nuevo curso de bailes de sal6n lati-
noamericanos que comenzarA el 17
de abril.
Los bailes que se ensefiaranin son
la cumbia, guaracha, bolero, meren-
gue, samba, tango y pasodoble. Las
classes se impartirAn todos los lunes de
8 a 10 p.m. durante 8 semanas.
El costo es de $12 por persona.
Para mayor informaci6n hay que
Ilamar a la Asociaci6n al 5-5058 6


La Sra- de Leonard Griffin, a la izquierda, vicepresidenta de las voluntarias,
coloca la cofia a la voluntaria de la Cruz Roja, Anita Young, mientras el
Juez Guthrie F. Crowe, president del Capitulo de la Zona del Canal de
la Cruz Roja Americana, le entrega la insignia en la ceremonia de imposicion
de cofias celebrada recientemente en la sede del capitulo en Anc6n.


Licencia Honoraria

Del Canal Para 2

Capitanes Retirados

Los capitanes de dos barcos que
frecuentemente transitan por el Canal
de PanamA, se han retirado reciente-
mente. (Fotos en la secci6n inglesa).
Ellos son el CapitAn Leonard
Skailes, del barco Port New Ply-
mouth, de bandera britAnica, quien
ha hecho mAs de 80 trAnsitos por el
Canal como capitan de barcos de la
Port Line, y el Capitin P. M. Peder-
sen, del Arabian Reefer, de bandera
Skailes recibi6 una Licencia Marina
Honoraria del Canal de PanamA de
manos del Capitin Donald A. Der-
tien, jefe de la Divisi6n de Navega-
ci6n y a su esposa se le entreg6 un
Libro del Cincuentenario del Canal
de PanamA.
Pedersen recibi6 tambi6n una Li-
cencia Marina Honoraria del Canal de
PanamA de manos del Capitin E. B.
Rainier, Capitin del Puerto de Cris-
t6bal, en su 61timo via;e antes de
retirarse. Miembro del personal de
alta mar de la J. Lauritzen Line desde
que tenia 16 anos, el CapitAn Peder-
sen ascendi6 desde pasabarcos a
Durante 2 anios fue Comandante
de la Escuela de Adiestramiento J.
Lauritzen en Noruega. Ha hecho por
lo menos 200 transitos por el Canal.

Imponen Cofias . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Collins, Berniece Deming, Joan Ed-
wards, Yvone Este, Ethlin L. Faw-
cett, Cheryl Fussell, Anna M. Gullette,
Ivon A. Hinds, Marcia Holmes, Ma-
riela Hoyte, Geneve Hubbs, Maxine
Kuns, Jean A. Lewis, Eleanor-Jane
Longley, Roberta Merrill, Faye Os-
borne, Sharon Peterson, Margaret
Rayborn, Gloria Reynolds, Alma Rob-
inson, Olivia Sealey, Cecilia Smith,
Doris Spooner, Patricia Springer,
Haydee Teal, Marcelina Theresia,
Lorreta Thomas, Phyllis Tivey, Del-
mira Walker, Helen J. Warford,
Hyacinthia Woodcock y Anita Young.
Las nuevas voluntarias de la Cruz
Roja sernin asignadas a labores en
todos los departamentos y clinics del
Hospital Gorgas; en la Clinica Central
y Dispensario de Fuerte Clayton, la
Clinica Dental y Dispensario de la
Base de la Fuerza A6rea en Albrook;
Terminal y Dispensario de la Base de
]a Fuerza A6rea de Howard.
Las voluntarias ayudan a aliviar la
carga de trabajo del personal regular
del hospital sirviendo en las clinics,
salas, laboratories, biblioteca, sal6n de
recreo, oficina de admisi6n, sal6n de
espera de la secci6n de cirugia, servi-
cio torAxico y ayudan con la terapia
ocupacional. Sirven tambi6n en el
Hospital de Corozal, los Centros
Comunales de Salubridad en Gamboa,
Paraiso y Balboa, y en la sede del

Edmundo Lewis, a la izquierda, aprendiz de mecanico tomero de primer
afio en la Divisi6n Industrial de la Direcci6n de Marina, recibe instrucci6n
de Allen L. Blaney, instructor del personal de adiestramiento industrial de
la Direcci6n de Personal, sobre la operaci6n de una fresadora vertical, en
el Program de Aprendices del Canal de PanamA. Desde la clase de 1966,
todos los aprendices de mecAnico tornero reciben 9 meses de intense
instrucci6n de prActica en el taller. El program es dirigido en la Escuela
Industrial por el Personal de Adiestramiento Industrial, en los viejos talleres
de mecAnica de la Divisi6n Industrial en Balboa. Al completar el program
de aprendizaje, Edmundo Lewis se incorporari a su unidad de empleo, la
Division Industrial.

Joven de la Zona Esta

Anorando Este Calorcito

"6Hasta d6nde debe ir un tipo
para refrescarse?", pregunta Stars and
Stripes, la publicaci6n official military,
sobre el Aeronauta de Tercera Clase
Harvey G. Rhyne, hijo de los esposos
Harvey G. Rhyne, de La Boca.
El joven Rhyne, quien ha estado
acantonado en Lackenheat, Inglaterra,
con el Escuadr6n 492 de Combate
TActico de la Fuerza Aerea de Esta-
dos Unidos desde noviembre ultimo
regres6 recientemente a Inglaterra de
un ejercicio de adiestramniento combi-
nado de las Fuerzas Noruega, el
Reino Unido, Paises Ba;os y Estados
Unidos sobre el Circulo Artico en el
Area Bardufoss-Narvik en el norte de
Un articulo en el Stars and Stripes
dice que si uno vive en la Zona del
Canal de PanamA, el Circulo Artico
puede sonar como un buen lugar para

Ingeniero del Canal Ayud6

En el Progreso de Chiriqui

El pequefio Kenyon Zinn, de 6
aieos, y su madre debieron haber lle-
gado a bordo del vapor Panama, junto
con el correo de Navidad, el 23 de
diciembre de 1906. Venian a unirse
al padre de Kenyon, Aaron S. Zinn,
ingeniero resident de la Divisi6n de
Culebra, a cargo de las excavaciones
con palas mecAnicas y de la construe-
ci6n de lines de ferrocarril. Zinn,
muy conocido ingeniero de ferrocarri-
les y de construcci6n que habia obte-
nido gran experiencia en proyectos
similares en Estados Unidos y Cana-
dA, fue invitado a venir al Istmo por
el ingeniero John F. Stevens, Ingenie-
ro Jefe de la Construcci6n del Canal
de PanamA.
Una tormenta tropical desvi6 al
Panamd hacia Portobelo donde varias
otras naves esperaban que pasara el
temporal. Llegaron una semana mais
tarde, a tiempo para asistir al bailey de
Afio Nuevo en el Hotel Tivoli, que
tuvo que ser abierto apresuradamente
1 mes antes para una recepci6n
en honor del Presidente Roosevelt.
Kenyon Zinn, resident ahora en
San Gabriel, California, visit el Istmo

recientemente, luego de una ausencia
de 52 arios. Se hosped6 en la Casa
de Huespedes Tivoli, donde todo le
trajo recuerdos maravillosos. Al ama-
necer, todos los dias estaba partiendo
para Taboga, San Bias, la Provincia
de Chiriqui, o rumbo a una excursion
al Chagres, cuando no se encontraba
visitando el Canal, que 61 vio construir
cuando nifio. En un viaje por tren a
Col6n, sorprendi6 al conductor nios-
trAndole un pase de 1915. Ilasta esta
reciente visit, Zinn rememoraba sus
dias en el Istmo por medio de un
Album lleno de asombrosas fotografias
de los dias de la construccin.
Como ingeniero resident de la Di-
visi6n Central, fue el padre de Zinn
quien hizo el arduo trabajo de
terminar las excavaciones a trav6s de
Culebra, cuando un tumor cerebral
oblig6 al Coronel Gaillard a regresar
a Estados Unidos. Kenyon Zinn re-
cuerda que frecuentemente, pedazos
de roca volados por las explosions
caian sobre su casa, un amplio edificio
de madera que estaba sobre el borde
del Canal, en Enipcrador. La comida
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

"Hace 6 meses el Aeronauta Rhyne
estaba asole-Andose en su casa en La
Boca, Zona del Canal. Hoy dia estA
usando calzoncillos largos en Bodo
mientras participa en el Ejercicio de
Invierno Crudo de 1967.
Existen solamente dos estacioncs en
la Zona del Canal, la lluviosa y la
seca-ambas calientes, observe Rhyne.
La temperature estA por lo general en
los 80 grades.
"Esta semana Rhyne estA cantando
una canci6n diferente. 'Este es el
clima mAs frio en que he estado. Vine
aqui buscando a ver c6mo reaccio-
naria en un clima frio.
"Esta es solamente la segunda vez
que veo nieve", continue diciendo.
"La otra vez fue en la Base de la
Fuerza A&rea de Lowry en Colorado,
y no dur6 mucho.
Desde que ha estado aqui, Rhyne
ha tratado de esquiar por primera vez.
Hay una cuesta detrAs de sus barra-
cas que las tropas usan como pista
de los principiantes. "Es una gran
experiencia", dijo.
"Hace 1 afio la posibilidad de estar
en Noruega estaba bien lejos de mi
mente", continue diciendo Rhyne.
"Nunca sofi6 que pondria pie den-
tro del Circulo Artico.
"He Ilegado a la conclusion de
que soy dificil de complacer", dijo
bromeando, "cuando estoy en clima
caliente siempre deseo star fresco,
pero aqui, donde hace frio, me en-
cuentro pensando en mi casa"'.


Esclusas de Miraflores-
Esclusas de Catuin
Jardines de Summit-
M useo
Las Cruces,
5 trAnsitos pirciales_
R,'ina Manuclita,
I triAnsito parcial .
1 trAnsito parcial-
Donizetlti-- ----
Santa Maria
Gran Total






Paigina 3


Abril 14, 1967

Peloteritos de la Zona

Y Chitre se Enfrentarain

El beisbol sera jugado en el Interior de Pana-
ma este fin de semana cuando 15 muchachos
de 9 a 12 aflos de edad, integrantes del equipo
de Estrellas de la Liga Menor del Pacifico, se
midan con 18 peloteritos de la Liga Infantil
de Beisbol de la Guardia Nacional de Panama
en la ciudad de Chitr6, Provincia de Herrera.
El equipo de estrellas de peloteritos de las
instalaciones militares de la Zona del Canal,
Agencia Federal de Aviaci6n y del Canal de
Panama, viajarA a Chitr6 en autob6s mafiana.
El primer juego se celebrara a las 4 p.m. mafiana
y el segundo el domingo a las 10 a.m.

Ingeniero del Canal Ayud6 . .

(Viene de la pdgina 3)
era mas bien mon6tona y el agua
potable era llevada de casa en casa
en grandes damajuanas. El 6nico lugar
de diversion era el Clubhouse operado
por el YMCA. Una plataforma de ob-
servaci6n estaba colocada muy cerca
de la casa de los Zinn. Una de sus
fotografias muestra a Zinn con Wil-
liam Howard Taft sobre la plataforma,
antes de que este ultimo se convir-
tiera en Presidente de Estados Unidos.
Recordando este episodio, Zinn dice
que Taft, por lo gordo, ofrecia un
buen punto de apoyo.
Zinn recuerda vividamente la angus-
tia y el desastre causados por el De-
rrumbe de Cucaracha. Los que ven el
Canal hoy dia no tienen idea de la
sangre, sudor y ligrimas que se ver-
tieron durante la construcci6n de este
gigantesco proyecto, comenta Zinn.
Recibi6 much publicidad en 1913,
cuando fue escogido para hacer ex-
plotar una pequefia carga en el De-
rrumbe de Cucaracha, compartiendo
con el Presidente Wilson, el acto por
medio del cual se unieron las aguas
de los oc6anos AtlAntico y Pacifico,
Zinn estuvo tambi6n a bordo del
Crist6bal, nave gemela del Anc6n,
cuando transit en prueba las Esclu-
sas de Gatuin, el 3 de agosto de 1914.
Esta fue la primera vez que se utili-
zaron las locomotoras de remolque,
recuerda Zinn, y tambi6n que uno de
los motors se quem6.
Con la apertura del Canal, 15 de
agosto de 1914, el trabajo del padre
de Zinn termin6. Su padre fue a tra-
bajar con el Gobierno de PanamA,
como ingeniero consultor con el De-
partamento de Obras Piblicas. La
familiar se mud6 a un pequefio depar-
tamento en la ciudad de PanamA.
Zinn, junto con H. R. Hebard & Cia.,

Torneo "Viceroy"

De Softbol Debe

Comenzar Manana
Diez y seis equipos de la Repfblica
de PanamA y de la Zona del Canal
participaran en el Torneo Anual
Invitational Viceroy de Softbol de
Lanzamiento Suave, que se inicia ma-
fiana en el Parque de la Liga de
Softbol del Pacifico, en Balboa. Este
torneo, de double eliminaci6n conti-
nuara hasta el 27 de abril.
El torneo es patrocinado por la
Tabacalera Istmefia, S.A., manufac-
turadores de los cigarrillos Viceroy y
quienes han donado trofeos para los
equipos que queden en primero, se-
gundo y tercer lugar. Ademis, la
Tabacalera Istmefia, S.A., donar, 17
trofeos para jugadores de los equipos
que queden en primero y segundo
lugar, aparte de un trofeo para el
jugador mas valioso en el campo y
otro para el mejor lanzador.
Los partidos serAn, los sAbados y
domingos, a la 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:15
p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. y 9 p.m.
En el parque se podrA conseguir
toda clase de refrescos.

El 2 de abril de 1895 mared un
paso mds en el adelanto de las tierras
del Istmo de Panamd, entonces baj6
la dominaci6n de Colombia. Ese dia
las autoridades del Estado, las mili-
tares y las eclesidsticas, en ambos
extremes, inauguraron la linea tele-
grdfica entire Panamd y David.

El beisbol es un deported muy popular en el
area de Chitre, donde hay aproximadamente
1.200 entusiastas peloteros en el grupo de liga
infantil. Se hacen planes para celebrar mds
partidos entire los equipos de beisbol de Chitr6
y la Zona del Canal.
Los integrantes del equipo de estrellas de la
Liga Menor del Pacifico que viajaran a Chitr6
para los partidos de este fin de semana son:
R. Klataska, J. Richmond, S. Richmond, W.
Bradford, M. Culp, R. Lovin, W. Blumberg,
J. Soriano, J. McGuiness, D. Webb, A. Atkinson,
L. Catlett, K. Dennison, B. Hayes y H. Meyer.

Ge6logo Canalero
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Al terminar el trabajo de la Divisi6n
de Ingenieria Especial, el Sr. Stewart
regres6 a Estados Unidos y pas6 los
siguientes 5 arios en la Inspecci6n de
Geologia de Estados Unidos.
En septiembre de 1953, 61 y su
familiar regresaron a la Zona del
Canal. Fuedestinado en calidad de
ingeniero al Ramo de Meteorologia
e Hidrografia. En junior de 1956 su
titulo official se convirti6 en el de
ge6logo de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria,
donde ahora es subjefe ge6logo.
En su tiempo libre goza caminando
por lugares agrestes del Istmo, donde
sus descubrimientos le proporcionan
material para mAs articulos. Se le
acredita el descubrimiento de una
cuenca sedimentaria de la Edad pre
Terciaria. Lo que quiere decir que
la cuenca en cuesti6n. tiene unos
75.000.000 de afios.

construyeron el ferrocarril desde el
Puerto de Pedregal a David y Boque-
te, en la Provincia de Chiriqui. Luego
trabaj6 en proyectos de ingenieria en
Kenyon Zinn encontr6 muchos re-
cuerdos del trabajo de su padre en el
Canal. Entre ellos, un mapa de con-
tornos del Canal que fleva su firm
A. S. Zinn, sobre la pared de la dere-
cha, a la entrada del Chart Room de
la Casa de Hu6spedes Tivoli. Zinn
tenia la responsabilidad de preservar
y consolidar muchos mapas, trazados
y pianos valiosos de la construcci6n
del Canal.
En su visit reciente a Boquete,
Kenyon Zinn se encontr6 con un hom-
bre elegant, de cabellos blancos, que
result ser Jorge Porras, con quien
habia tratado varias veces cuando su
padre trabajaba en el proyecto de fe-
rrocarril en Chiriqui.

Envenenamientos que Pasan

Dentro del
La ciencia modern, la tecnologia
y las capacidades de producci6n han
producido un n6mero impresionante
de drogas y products de consume
diario en la casa. Cuando son adecua-
damente empleados, dichos products
ayudan inmensamente a la facilidad,
comodidad, seguridad y gozo de la
Al usarlos de modo incorrect, sea
accidental o intencionahnente, pueden
afectar la salud y a menudo con resul-
tados fatales. Sin embargo la mayoria
son seguros y no implican riesgo si son
usados para el fin que se produce,
en la forma indicada y se toman las
precauciones necesarias para proteger
a los nifios. El envenenamiento acci-
dental causado por drogas o por
products para limpieza del hogar
es trAgico, innecesario y fcil de
De los informs obtenidos de las
asociaciones mbdicas se ha sabido que
la aspirina es la causante de mAs de

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
tivo de los Estados Unidos. Se gradu6
en el Colegio Abel Bravo de Col6n,
se titul6 de Licenciado en Ciencias,
con un grado en MatemAticas, en la
Universidad Estatal de Savannah, en
Savannah, Georgia; y obtuvo su titulo
de Master en la Universidad de Notre
Dame, en Indiana. Para efectuar este
proyecto, Williams tom6 un curso
especial con la Administraci6n de
Aeronautica y del Espacio en la
ciudad de Washington.
Para ayudarse en sus conferencias,
Williams tiene una vagoneta automr6-
vil especialmente equipada con mode-
los de muchas naves espaciales que
han sido y que serAn usadas en el
program de exploraci6n del espacio.
Tambien Ileva consigo un aparato
especial que demuestra los fen6menos
ba'sicos de los cohetes enfrente mismo
de su p6blico. Williams sefiala que
una de las principles preguntas que
se le ban hecho es "aPor qu6 debe
el hombre investigar o adentrarse en
el espacio?" Otra pregunta es "&Por
qu6 no vemos la otra cara de la luna?"
Es possible que Williams nos con-
teste estas preguntas cuando est6 de
regreso en Panama.

Aismo Hogar
un quinto de los casos de envenena-
miento accidental. Otros elements
comunes asociados con los envenena-
mientos son: pintura, lejia, pesticides,
amoniaco, materials de limpieza y de
lustre, products del petr6leo, deter-
gentes, cosm6ticos y plants. Cada
afio la lista se va hacienda mas
Algunas causes de envenenamiento
El no leer o desatender las instruc-
ciones incluidas en las etiquetas de los
El dejar o almacenar products
potencialmente peligrosos y drogas en
donde pueden ser alcanzados por los
nifios. Tambien, el no deshacerse
prontamente de los remanentes y de
los recipients vacios.
Falta de supervision por parte de
los adults. Cuando los nifios se en-
cuentran solos en donde haya access
a products potencialmente peligrosos.
Falta de adiestramiento de los nifios
para que no toquen los products de
limpieza y las drogas y para que se
mantengan alejados de los sitios en
donde ellos se guardian.
La falta de conocimiento del pibli-
co sobre los riesgos potenciales de las
drogas y de muchos products de
limpieza comunes y de la necesidad
de tomar preacauciones para su mani-
pulaci6n y almacenamiento.
El subestimar la habilidad de los
nifios para encontrar los products
La falta de preparaci6n de algunos
propietarios de casa, que no tienen
nifios, para recibir visits de parien-
tes, vecinos y amigos que Ilevan nifios
El no tener en cuenta el incremento
de mobilidad de los nifios. (Lo que
pudo ser un buen sitio de almacena-
miento el mes pasado puede ya no
serlo este mes).
El conservar los comestibles y los
no-comestibles en el mismo estate.
La confusion o una identificaci6n
equivocada a menudo tiene resultados
El denominar algunos medicamen-
tos como "dulces".
Consideramos que este articulo es
sumamente interesante para los padres
de familiar, debido a que siguiendo sus
consejos se pueden evitar muchas
tragedies. Por ello, lo continuaremos
en la pr6xima edici6n.

V -

Kenyon Zinn, hijo de Aaron Zinn, ingeniero resident que concluy6 las
excavaciones en el Corte Gaillard, y que visit recientemente el Istmo de
PanamA, aparece con varias fotografias de los dias de la construcci6n del
Canal de PanamA. Zinn mira una fotografia de William Howard Taft, sen-
tado en la plataforma de observaci6n de Emperador durante una de sus
visits de inspecci6n al Canal, antes de que fuera Presidente de Estados
Unidos. El pequefio Kenyon Zinn aparece recostado a Taft, que tiene su
brazo alrededor de dl.

Las oficinas


sus peligros


Usted puede sufrir una lesi6n acci-
dental en donde quiera que se encuen-
tre si se muestra demasiado confiado
en relaci6n con la seguridad. Al prestar
servicio de mantenimiento a las Areas
de oficina es necesario manipular
materials que se asumen exentos de
riesgos. Veamos algunos ejemplos, que
nos indican las precauciones necesa-
rias para manipular equipos de oficina.
Un caso corriente
A muchas personas en las oficinas
les gusta tener sobre su escritorio
lAminas de vidrio, que ademis de
dar un aspect lucido y atractivo,
sirven para colocar debajo de ellas
caricaturas, tarjetas y otra cantidad de
cosas innecesarias.
Un dia, la sefiora encargada del
aseo resolvi6 quitar la lAmina de vidrio
de uno de los escritorios para hacer
limpieza. La quit6 y la coloc6 recos-
tada contra un gabinete metAlico
mientras la lavaba. Un compafiero de
trabajo se le acerc6 para hacerle una
pregunta, no vio el vidrio y se estrell6
contra 6l. El vidrio se parti6 y la parte
superior, con filo de navaja, cay6 so-
bre la barbilla de la sefiora, cortAndole
profundamente la piel y algunos ten-

Otro ejemplo concrete

El vigilante de una oficina se
encontraba lavando el piso una de las
noches. Para lograr que el piso se
secara mAs rApidamente resolvi6 utili-
zar dos ventiladores electricos de
S50 centimetres de diAmetro, los
que coloc6 uno junto al otro sobre el
piso. Los situ6 en tal forma que sopla-
ran sobre el sitio que queria secar
primero y conect6 la corriente.
Cuando la primera parte estuvo
seca decidi6 cambiar la direcci6n del
aire para dirigirla sobre una nueva sec-
ci6n que debia secar. Se par6 en
medio de los dos ventiladores y se
agach6 para levantarlos similtAnea-
mente tomandolos por sus protectores
de alambre. Los dedos de las manos
entraron en contact con las aspas en
movimiento, sufriendo heridas y p6r-
dida de porciones en ocho de ellos.
Despu6s de escuchar el relato de
estos casos, ,podrA alguien pensar que
en las oficinas no ocurren accidents?
En realidad, existen muchas otras for-
mas en que un trabajador del servicio
de mantenimiento de las oficinas y
empleados que trabajan en las mismas
pueden resultar lesionados si no estin
Se puede repasar rapidamente la
lista de los elements usados y encon-
trar, por ejemplo: sustancias peligro-
sas en los recipients de basura;
escaleras a menudo utilizadas en malas
condiciones y de manera incorrect;
cambio de limparas fluorescentes;
levantamiento de objetos pesados y
muchos otros mas.
No existed ocupaci6n alguna en la
cual una persona se pueda sentir
suficientemente segura como para
olvidar por complete las posibili-
dades de sufrir una lesi6n accidental.
No existe lugar en el mundo en done
se puede correr el riesgo de actuar sin
antes pensar en la seguridad propia.

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