The Panama Canal spillway =

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


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

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Full Text

THE PANAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


Vol. VI, No. 14 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, September 22, 1967

Goal of Combined

Federal Campaign

Set at $215,400

United Fund and International Service Agencies representatives sign the agreement for participation in the f968
Combined Federal Campaign. Signing for ISA is Alfred W. Petersen, left, CARE representative in Panama. Paul
M. Runnestrand, right, Panama Canal Executive Secretary and executive director of the United Fund, signs for
the United Fund. Edward A. Doolan, center, PanCanal Personnel Director and vice chairman of the Canal Zone
Area Combined Federal Campaign, signs for the CFC. Standing are Mrs. Marilyn Laverty, supervisor of the CFC
Central Receipt and Accounting Unit, and Bruce A. Quinn, CFC staff assistant.

Four Service Academies Vacancies Listed

Capt. Donald A. Dertien, USN,
Panama Canal Marine Bureau Direc-
tor and chairman of the Canal Zone
Governor's Committee on Appoint-
ments to Service Academies, has
announced that Gov. W. P. Leber can
nominate candidates this year to be
selected by competitive examinations
for appointment to the following

U.S. Air Force Academy
(1 vacancy)
Six candidates may be nominated
for the Class of 1972 that enters in
June 1968. All applications should be
in no later than December 1, 1967, in
order that the Committee on Appoint-

ments can meet during the week of
December 11 to make the selections.
U.S. Naval Academy
(1 vacancy)
Six candidates may be nominated
for the Class of 1972 that enters in
June 1968. All applications should be
in no later than December 1, 1967, in
order that the Committee on Appoint-
ments can meet during the week of
December 11 to make selections.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
(2 vacancies)
Ten candidates may be nominated
for the class that enters in 1968. All
applications should be in no later than
December 1, 1967, in order that the

Cover Story Features PanCanal

Employee's Ill-Fated Sea Saga

The story of how Robert L. Webb,
a Panama Canal Locks employee,
took two dugout canoes from the
Darien jungle of Panama to Tahiti,
then built a Polynesian type catamaran
and endeavored to sail it to Hawaii is
featured in the September issue of
Argosy Magazine. The front cover of
the magazine carries a picture of
Webb and his unusual sailing c-ift.
While working in the Hawaiian
pineapple fields Webb was exposed
to the idea that the northbound
migration from Tahiti was responsible
for the settling of the Hawaiian
Islands. Fascinated by the theory,
Webb decided to duplicate the sup-
posed voyage of the Tahitians using
the same twin-hulled sailing craft they
used on the South Seas.
Webb left Hawaii as a crewman
on a 36-foot sailboat for Los Angeles.
He hitchhiked through Central Amer-
ica and on to Panama where he went
to work as a machinist at Miraflores
Locks to finance his adventure.
After several trips to the Darien, he
obtained two Choco Indian-type
canoes which were cut from espave
trees of 6-foot diameter. In August
1964 Webb and his twin canoes
boarded the French Line motorship
Euphrate for the 12-day voyage to

launched. However, the French
refused to give him permission to sail.
Also, the crew had backed down.
Webb beached the Tiaitoerau and
went to New York and Washington
hoping to interest someone in spon-
soring his venture. He was not suc-
cessful and returned to Tahiti. During
his absence the termites had ruined
the deck timber on the boat and the
sails had rotted. It took Webb 5
months to get the Tiaitoerau back into
sailing condition. But when it was
ready the crew backed down again.
Undaunted, Webb set out alone but
soon learned he could not possibly
sail the 2,500 miles of sea to Hawaii
without a crew. After 3 days out of
sight of land he returned to Tahiti.
He sold the Tiaitoerau to the Bali
Hai, a resort hotel in Papeete. Its new
owners changed its name to Liki Tiki
and today the twin canoes from the
Darien jungle of Panama are serving
to take visitors on tours of the islands.
Robert Webb, 32, a lock operator
machinist, is originally from New
Jersey. After serving 2 years in the
U.S. Marine Corps in Alaska, he went
to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he
became interested in Polynesian cul-
ture. Webb arrived on the Isthmus
for the first time in 1962 and returned

Tahiti. to the Canal organization in early
He set to work at once and after 1966. Webb still believes in the
more than 9 months of hard work, theory that prompted him on the
the catamaran, christened Tiaitoeraiu South Seas adventure and who knows
(Wait for the West Wind) was -he may just try it again someday!

Committee on Appointments can meet
during the week of December 11 to
make selections.
To be eligible for nomination by
the Canal Zone Governor to the U.S.
Naval and Air Force Academies, an
applicant must be the son of a U.S.
citizen civilian residing in the Canal
Zone, or a U.S. citizen civilian officer
or employee of the U.S. Government
or the Panama Canal organization
residing in the Republic of Panama.
Sons of active duty military personnel
are not eligible for nomination.
An applicant for nomination by the
Canal Zone Governor to the Merchant
Marine Academy must be the son of
a U.S. citizen resident of the Canal
Zone or the son of a U.S. citizen
employee of the U.S. Government or
the Panama Canal organization resid-
ing in the Republic of Panama. Sons
of military personnel are eligible for
There is no vacancy in the U.S.
Military Academy this year.
Students interested in applying for
nomination should contact their school
counselors for further information.

Christmas Mail?

Ohhh, Not Yet!!

Later than you thought?
Mailing periods for Christmas mail
from the Canal Zone are already set-
and the first one's not too distant.
The period for surface mail over-
seas (including APOs) is October 15
to November 5.
For surface mail to the United
States, the dates are November 25
to December 4.
For airmail overseas (including
APOs), the dates are December 1 to
10, and for airmail destined for the
United States, December 10 to 15.
For "space available" mail to
APOs the dates are October 21 to
December 1.
If you get your Christmas mail on
its way before the final dates in each
of these brackets, you can be reason-
ably sure it'll arrive in time for Christ-
mas, but for things put in the mail
after the "deadline" dates, it's a
distinct gamble as to whether they'll
get there on time, says Robert S. Herr,
Director of Posts.

An opportunity to help fellow man
in one easy step comes to Canal Zone
personnel, both civilian and military,
September 28, with the opening of
the 1967 Combined Federal Cam-
This year's appeal, scheduled to con-
tinue through October 31, will benefit
21 agencies of the United Fund and
3 units of the International Service
Agencies. The overall 1968 goal is
$215,400. Individual goals are: Pan-
ama Canal organization, $151,300;
Army $41,000; Air Force $10,200;
Navy $6,200; Southern Command
$2,650; other Canal Zone agencies
$3,050; and other non-Canal Zone
agencies $1,000.
Funds collected in the campaign
will go to agencies serving communi-
ties in the Republic of Panama, the
Canal Zone, the United States, and
many nations of the world.
Gov. W. P. Leber recently pointed
out that a repeat of the fine effort
made by Panama Canal employees
last year will enable the Canal
organization to meet its goal.
Your donation might provide a
nourishing meal and. milk for local
school children or for a parentless
child in the Orient; help provide a
pure water supply for a remote Latin
American village; help pay for a
wheel chair for a cripple; provide
wholesome entertainment for U.S.
servicemen on leave in Vietnam or
some distant, strange city, or make
available locally morale-building pro-
grams for the children of both civilian
and military personnel.
Some PanCanal units will have
rallies or other events to signal the
kick-off of the CFC appeal.
Next Friday, there'll be a "barn-
storming tour" of all Supply and
Community Service Bureau units on
both sides of the Isthmus, with a
combo, dancers, and S&CS officials
Also next Friday, there'll be Navi-
gation Division rallies at both Balboa
and Gatun, with music, refreshments,

Denise Rainier, Jamboree Queen of
Cristobal High School, is a member
of the senior class and is on the Girls'
Drill Team. She is a daughter of
Captain and Mrs. Ernest B. Rainier
of Margarita. Captain Rainier is Port
Captain, Cristobal. At the football
Jamboree tonight at Cristobal, as in
past years, the Jamboree Queens will
arrive at the football field each riding
on the back of a convertible. The
football captain of each queen's school
will act as escort to the VIP area in
the football stand. The Jamboree
Queens of the Pacific side of the Isth-
mus are Janet Hunt of Balboa High
School and her sister, Jerrilynn Hunt,
of Canal Zone College.

speeches, and prizes, and an opening
rally also will be held that day at the
Industrial Division, Mount Hope.
Color will be added to the Indus,
trial Division rally scene by the Uru-
guay Navy Destroyer Uruguay, as
the vessel will be "dressed" with
signal flags. Officers and the crew of
the ship will attend the rally and
Capt. Jos6 Fernandez Izmendi, Jr., its
commanding officer, will be intro-
duced. The vessel is at Mount Hope
for overhaul.
Locks Division rallies marking the
opening of the campaign are sched-
uled October 2 on the Pacific side and
October 4 on the Atlantic side.
Participating agencies in this year's
Combined Federal Campaign are:
American Red Cross; American Social
Health Association; Atlantic Religious
Workers Association; Boy Scouts,
Canal Zone Council; Canal Zone
Cancer Committee; Community Social
Welfare Centers; Girl Scouts, Canal
Zone Council; Handicapped Persons
Committee; Heart Association; Inter-
national Boy Scouts; International Girl
Scouts; International Social Service;
Jewish Welfare Board; 'National Re-
creation and Park Association; Salva-
tion Army; Summer Recreation Board
(Latin American Communities); Tu-
berculosis Association; United Sea-
men's Service; CARE; Project HOPE;
American-Korean Foundation; YM(A,
Balboa; and YMCA, Cristobal.

College Board


Deadline Near

This year for the first time the Canal
Zone Division of Schools will come
under the overseas deadlines for the
college board testing program, known
as SAT, the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Prior to this school year, the later
deadlines of the United States had
been used.
As a result of this change, the dead-
line for registration for the December
test has been moved to October 14,
which is the last date of register-
ing without paying a penalty fee.
A penalty fee of $2.50 will be charged
students who register between Octo-
ber 14 and November 4. The test will
be given December 2 at Balboa High
School on the Pacific side and at
Cristobal High School on the Atlantic
The Scholastic Aptitude Test sched-
uled for January 13 will be given only
at Balboa High School. Students may
register up to November 18 without
paying a penalty fee and registrations
between November 18 and the dead-
line, December 9, will be charged an
extra $2.50.
On March 2 a Scholastic Aptitude
Test will be given at Balboa High
(Continued on p. 3)

Last Week's
Miraffores Locks. -
Gatun Locks
Las Cruces,
4 partial transits _
Ships transits:
Verdi .....
Rangitanit-_- -
U.S. Navy
Grand Total





September 22, 1967

Tropical Biology Conference in Panama

Subject of Smithsonian Experts' Report

"A Contribution Toward A World
Program In Tropical Biology" is the
title of an article by Helmut K.
Buechner and F. Raymond Fosberg
of The Smithsonian Institution in the
August BioScience magazine, based
on recommendations made during a
Conference on Tropical Biology held
in Panama in November 1966,
attended by 60 scientists from the
United States and Latin America.
The conference was held in Pan-
ama, says the article, "because this is
one of the most exciting tropical areas
of the world and because the Smith-
sonian Tropical Research Institute
(STRI) is located there."
Formerly known as the Canal Zone
Biological Area, STRI is responsible
for maintaining Barro Colorado Island,
in Gatun Lake, as a research labora-
tory and a biological preserve, as well
as two marine laboratories, one on
Naos Island on the Pacific side and a
substation on Galeta Island on the
Atlantic side of the Isthmus.
The research program is concerned
with principles of evolution, be-
haviour, and ecology in tropical eco-
systems. Recent emphasis, under the
directorship of Dr. Martin H. Moyni-
han, has been on comparative be-
haviour of primates, the evolution of
interspecific relations, the significance

K. of C. Golf Tourney

In Progress at Amador

The Knights of Columbus Golf
Tournament in progress at the Fort
Amador Golf Club will run through
the first of October.
The 18-hole qualifying rounds
must be posted by September 26.
Tournament finals will be held on the
last day of the event. The 16 lowest
gross scores will be assigned to the
championship flight. All other flights
will be formed for the final 36 holes
based on qualifying scores.
The tournament consists of three
divisions, open, ladies, and junior.

of social signal systems, social organi-
zation and behaviour of tropical birds,
and isolating mechanisms in marine
Panama, the article says, is of spe-
cial significance to marine biology
because nowhere else in the world
can one compare ecosystems of the
world's two largest oceans within a
distance of 40 miles. . The plan-
ned construction of a sea level inter-
oceanic canal somewhere on the
Isthmus increases the potentialities for
an effective program in marine and
terrestrial tropical biology in the
region of Panama.
The panel recommended Barro
Colorado Island, the Navy Pipeline
Area, and the Darien Area as sites in
Panama for a concentration of activity
designed to understand the structure
and functioning of humid, lowland
tropical ecosystems.
Moving out from these centers of
concentrated effort, additional studies
of a specific but less comprehensive
nature were recommended for other
parts of Panama and neighboring
countries, predicated on the assump-
tion that Panama and neighboring


By Emily J. Price

Robert K. Massie, in Nicholas and
Alexandra, has written a full account
of the last of the Romanovs and the
fall of Imperial Russia to the Bolshe-
vik Revolution of 1917. All the in-
credible characters are here, the Tsar
Nicholas and Alexandra the Tsarina,
their children, relatives, friends, faith-
ful retainers, and the sinister figure
of Rasputin. Carefully researched, the
book adds many details to the familiar
and tragic story, and for all its scholar-
ship, reads like a fascinating historical
Hugh MacLennan is a distinguished
Canadian writer. His new novel,

countries would welcome the pro-
posed studies and cooperate actively
in the program.
The article stated that as a result
of the Panama Conference on Tropical
Biology, the Smithsonian Institution is
revising and expanding its Tropical
Biology report as a statement of need,
opportunities, and reasons for a
world program in the biology of the
tropics, together with suggestions for
implementing such a program.
Although the Smithsonian Institu-
tion will design a program that reflects
a world outlook for the study of trop-
ical ecosystems, the results of the
Panama conference clearly indicate,
the report states, that priority should
be given to the Central American
tropics because of the unique research
opportunity offered by the planned
construction of the sea level canal.
Under present world conditions of
exploding human populations and the
limitations of the resources that sup-
port them, it is essential that proposed
environmental manipulations as signi-
ficant as the proposed Atlantic-Pacific
sea level canal should be based on a
comprehensive background of funda-
mental information, the authors assert.

Return of the Sphinx, concerns the
conflict between a dedicated politician
high in the Canadian Government and
his son, a "New Left" radical who
irresponsibly triggers violence. Prob-
lems of Canadian life and what
MacLennan calls "the malaise that
is spreading through the young all
over the world today" form the basis
for this thoughtful and very readable
A sturdy adventure story is Richard
Tregaskis' China Bomb. The author,
known for his Guadalcanal Diary and
Vietnam Diary, sets his novel against
a convincing Oriental background.
The plot centers around a press cor-
respondent in Hong Kong who gets
wind of a Chinese Communist plot to
drop an H-bomb. He gathers together
a group of adventurers, each an
expert in some scientific field, and
together they invade Red China. The
action then takes off at a dizzy pace.
Walter Lord has written a graphic
and realistic account of the Battle
of Midway in Incredible Victory.
Although the story of the battle has
been told before, Lord has added a
new dimension by interviewing nearly
400 participants in the United States,
Hawaii, and Japan. In a series of
scenes each leading to a climatic point
of the battle, eyewitnesses on both
sides of the fighting tell just how it
was. Especially interesting is the full
story of the code-breaking by U.S.
naval intelligence which prevented the
Japanese from achieving the advan-
tage of surprise which they had at
Pearl Harbor.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it are
made available to all interested news
media for whatever use they may wish
to make of them and may be reprinted
without official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights. C.Z.
Distributed free to all Panama Canal
employees. Subscription cost for others
(including mailing) $2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPILLWAY Sub-
scriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Week Beginning Saturday,
September 23, 1967
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Return Of The Seven
Tues.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Georgy Girl
(ADULT) (Not for under 18)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Fri., 6:15, 8:00 p.m.-
The Ugly Dachshund (AYC)
Sat., 6:30 p.m.-See You In Hell. Darling
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-Johnny Yuma (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-132 mins.)
-The Three Musketeers (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Is Paris Burning? (AY)
Tues.-For Love Or Money (ADULT)
Wed.-A Face In The Rain (ADULT)
Thurs.-Our Man Flint (ADULT)
Fri.-Mister Roberts (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Jubilee
Trail (ADULT)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Ride Clear Of Diablo
Sun.-Arrivederci Baby! (ADULT)
Tues.-A Face In The Rain (ADULT)
Wed.-Is Paris Burning? (AY)
Fri.-For Love Or Money (ADULT)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned) *
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
8 On The Lam (AY)
Mon.-Back Door To Hell (AY)
Tues.-Wed.-Dead Heat On A Merry
Go Round (ADULT)
Thurs.-Recoil (ADULT)
Fri.-Double Trouble (AYC)
Sat., 6:30 p.m.-The Poppy Is Also
A Flower (AY)
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-Deadlier Than The Male
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-95 mins.)-
Gunpoint (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Hotel (ADULT)
Tues.-The Mystery Of Thug Island (AY)
Wed.-Dear Brigitte (AYC)
Thurs.-The Deep Six (AYC)
Fri.-Ride Clear Of Diablo (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Godzilla
vs. The Thing (AYC)

Sat.-Red Tomahawk (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-110 mins.)
-Smoky (AYC)
Sun.-A Man And A Woman (ADULT)
Tues.-See You In Hell, Darling (ADULT)
Thurs.-The Mystery Of Thug Island (AY)
Fri.-Dear Brigitte (AYC)

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC or as Listed ***r-
Saturday, September 23, 1967

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Batman And Robin-Employed on the side
of good against evil . this duo wages
an unceasing war of incredible thrills
and suspense. (SIT.) T-107 mins.

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Duel At Silver Creek-Audie Murphy, Faith
Domergue: An exciting saga of the
frontier warfare waged against claim
jumpers. (SIT.) (Color.) T-84 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Atlantis, The Lost Continent-Anthony
Hall, Joyce Taylor, George Pal: The
master of science fiction takes you on the
strangest adventure man has ever known.
You will see the tidal wave that des-
troyed a continent. (R.) (Color.) AY.
T-97 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Battle Of Apache Pass-Jeff Chandler,
John Lund: Story of the blood feud that
turned the greatest of Indian nations
from peace to war. (R.) (SIT.) (Tech-
nicolor.) T-92 rmins.
2:00 p.m.
The Golden Horde-Ann Blyth, David
Farrar: Depicting Genghis Khan's inva-
sion of Persia in the 13th Century.
(Color.) T-84 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Bengal Brigade-Rock Hudson, Arlene
Dahl: An adventure of India's most
turbulent era. (SIT.) (Technicolor.)
T-95 mins.

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.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.


Patients at Palo Seco Hospital have a new occupational therapy project:
making luxurious wool rugs. Displaying one of the first two made are Mrs.
Marguerite Orr, nurse (left), and Miss Delia Callender, clerk-typist. Pre-
dominant colors in the one they're holding are red and white. The rugs are
made of wool bought from England and the rug pile is more than an inch
deep. Pleased at the results of their first efforts, the patients are prepared
to make more of the rugs, both as therapy and to be sold, on order.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Pathe Educational Film:
"How Movies Began"
1:35-The Answer
2:05-Sunday Playhouse:
"Blondie: It's A Great Life"
3:20-The Christophers
3:35-U.S. Open Golf Championship
5:10-American Sportsman
6:35-The Real McCoys
7:00-"Our Place"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan (Last Show)
8:55-Social Security In Action
9:10-Canal Zone Calendar
9:15-Dick Powell Show
10:05-What's My Line?
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-EBF: "The Steam Age"
11:15-The Sacred Heart

4:15-"Mayor of the Town"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-Magic Room
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Fractured Flickers
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Danny Thomas (Special)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-High Road To Danger

4:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The First American "500"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The American Image (Special)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Women of Pitcairn Island"
10:15-Air Force News Review
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Roy Acuff's Open House

4:15-"Discovery" (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)

6:30-Do You Know?
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:30-The Thin Man
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
Rodgers and Hart Today
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Mike Douglas Show
10:00-The Presidency
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Ann Sothern

4:15-Ann Sothern (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Assignment Underwater
7:30-Andy Griffith (Last Show)
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theatre:
Blondie: "Footlight Glamour"
10:20-Greatest Dramas
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man

4:15-Andy Griffith (Repeat)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Flying Fisherman
6:30-Citizen Soldier
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:00-National College Queen Pageant
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Lillian Russell"
11:15-Focus on Today
11:35-Mayor of the Town

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
2:00-Parade of Sports:
Major League Baseball
4:25-Pro Bowlers Tour
6:00-Weekend '67
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Black Sabbath"
8:10-SCN News Headlines
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Hearst Mctrotone Weekly
9:15-The Tonight Show
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-This Is The Life

FSU Will Go on Quarter System

Florida State University's Canal evgistniation for the fall quarter will
Zone Program will go on the quarter hgin October 2 at Florida State offi-
system beginning next month. Tlit' cs, Building 808, Albrook AFB, and
change in academic calendar is 1b10in iBuilding 32, Fort Davis. Classes start
:made simultaneously by all Stat. o Octofbr 9 and end December 15.
Florida colleges and universities. By October 9 and end December 15.
! synchronizin g its schl'dul' witl tIhait \ '\ny person having a high school
of the home campns, thel Caial Z7on(U dipliina or its equivalent may apply
Program will be able to iuccomiiodate for admission. For information call
visiting prof ssors rnm 'l'allahassee. Albrook 7238 or Fort Davis 5137.

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At The Movies

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Fideaux Protests for People...
Balboa Heights, C.Z., September 7, 1967.

Canal Zone Government,
Balboa Heights, C.Z.
DEAR SIR: One afternoon recently, I took my master to the Veterinary
Clinic at Corozal where I had an appointment for a consultation. I would
like to bring to your attention three aspects of that visit, along with my
own observations, in the hope that you might find them worthy of
your notice.
1. The waiting period from the time of appointment and check-in to
the time of consultation was 1 hour and 40 minutes. I recognize that we
animals are getting preferential treatment over that accorded to Gorgas
out-patients whose waiting time, I understand, is usually much longer.
The only reason I mention the waiting time at all is because of its bearing
on the next two items.
2. Although there was a continual backlog of some 14 to 16 of us
animals, each with master on leash, waiting to see the veterinarian, there
were only six seats available in the waiting room. Lack of a place to sit
for some reason seems to make masters impatient, and they have an
irrational tendency to take their irritations out on us, even though we are
surely not to blame. It would be appreciated by me and my colleagues
if the seating accommodations at the clinic waiting room could be brought
to a level commensurate with the inability to eliminate extensive waiting
3. My final observation has to do with availability of water. Do you
know what it's like to wait in a 90F temperature for 1 hour and 40
minutes without a drink? There is only one water supply in the waiting
room, and since this is an animal facility, it obviously is intended for use
solely by us animals. We are, by nature, compassionate and on days of
extremely high temperature (daily, that is) allow our masters access to the
cooler too, but it disturbs us to see animals and masters using the same
water supply. I am sure that our masters, recognizing their inferiority as
I am sure they do, would not take objection to the installation of an
additional water source in order that they could have one for their own
segregated use.
Please be assured that the foregoing represent observations and not
complaints. The clinic's veterinarians, clerks, and custodial force are
A-OK, though I wouldn't want my sister to marry one.

... and Gets Some Results

DEAR FIDEAUX: Thank you for calling my attention to the observa-
tions you made during your recent visit to the Animal Hospital at Corozal.
The prolonged waiting time you experienced before seeing your doctor
is unusual at this hospital, which one member of my staff refers to as
"The Health Bureau's Finest." My dog "Tris" agrees with him, even
after spending 30 days in quarantine.
I suspect your long wait that day was due to the unusual number of
your colleagues who were there being vaccinated against rabies or
licensed. As you know, this must be done each year by August 1.
Unfortunately, many individuals of the fallible human species forget
the date or procrastinate; others add to the congestion by not making
I do appreciate how irritable people can become when they are made
to wait and I feel it is lamentable that one as understanding as you should
receive the brunt of this petulance.
I am happy to inform you that additional chairs have been requisitioned
for the waiting room. The indignity you must have felt, having to drink
from the same fountain as your master, will be corrected without delay.
Disposable drinking bowls, for you and your ilk only, will be kept in the
Clinic Office and furnished on request. A water tap, which you failed to
notice, is located in the waiting area.
Should I be able to assist you further, please let me hear from
you again.
Yours very truly,
Health Director.
P.S. Old "Tris" would like to meet your sister.

Scholastic Aptitude Test

(Continued from p. 1)
School and at Cristobal High School.
The deadline for registration without
paying a penalty fee is January 13
and the penalty fee will be charged
any registrations between January 13
and February 3, the final registration

"He always insisted on the right of
way . Now he's got it!"
(Courtesy National Safety Council)

Scholastic Aptitude Tests on May 4
and July 13 will be given at Balboa
High School only. For the May 4 test
the last date for registration without
paying a penalty fee is March 16 and
penalty fee will be charged any regis-
trations between March 16 and
April 6. The closing date for penalty-
free registration for the July 13 test is
May 25, with the $2.50 penalty fee
charged any registration received
between May 25 and June 15.
The charge for the Scholastic Apti-
tude Test without the penalty fee, is
$5. Students in the junior and senior
classes in the high schools and all
Canal Zone College students are eli-
gible, but the tests will only be given
at the Cristobal and Balboa High
Applications for the Scholastic Apti-
tude tests are available in the offices
of Canal Zone College, Balboa High
School, Cristobal High School, Paraiso
High School, and Rainbow City High
School as well as in the offices of the
Air Force Education Officers at
Albrook AFB and Howard AFB.

Volunteers of the Canal Zone Red Cross Chapter fill "Ditty Bags" with a variety of small gifts for distribution to
armed service personnel in South Vietnam during the Christmas season. From left are Mrs. Leonard Griffin, vice
chairman of Volunteers; Mrs. F. A. Hicks, chairman of Volunteers; Mrs. Marie Van Clief, production chairman;
and Mrs. Olive Peller, Red Cross Volunteer. Local Red Cross workers are making and filling 300 of the cloth ditty
bags as part of the "Red Cross Shop Early-Vietnam 1967" project. They will be shipped to Red Cross field
directors in South Vietnam for distribution.

Selective Service:

Student Deferments

(A number of questions are being
asked about student deferments under
the new draft law and related regula-
tions. The following explanations have
been provided by the Canal Zone Selec-
tive Service Headquarters in the form of
answers to the most frequent queries.)

Q. Are junior college students
given equal consideration with other
college students for purposes of
A. Yes, if the credits given by the
junior college are acceptable toward
the granting of a Baccalaureate degree
by a college, university, or similar
institution of learning, and the
student qualifies as "satisfactorily
pursuing a full-time course of instruc-
tion." Study beyond the second year
in a junior college (or equivalent) will
obviously not qualify the student for
deferment under the established

Graduate of BHS

Passes CPA Exams

Gene Frauenheim, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kerner E. Frauenheim of Balboa,
who passed his Certified Public
Accounting examinations in North
Carolina, has taken a position with
Arthur Andersen & Co. in Houston,
He was graduated from Balboa
High School and attended Canal Zone
College for 2 years, where he was a
member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary
fraternity. He also received a Federal
Accounting Scholarship for his second
year at Canal Zone College. Transfer-
ing to the University of North Car-
olina, he continued his major in
accounting and was selected for Beta
Gamma Sigma, an honorary business
Arthur Andersen & Co. is a con-
sultant firm on the current Panama
Canal tolls studies and other Canal

Formal Dance Oct. 20
The second annual formal dance
of the Saint Alban's Circle of Young
Adults will be held in the St. Alban's
Parish Hall Friday, October 20,
starting at 8 p.m.
Willie Moro and his orchestra, who
played for last year's formal, will pro-
vide the music. Cocktail hour is
scheduled at 10 p.m. Reservations are
limited. For reservations call Claude
Burgess, 4-718; Miss Sybil Best,
4-642; or Miss Patricia Bovell, 4-717.

Lifesaving, Swim Classes Slated

Applications are being taken for a
junior and senior lifesaving class at
Balboa pool. Classes will begin as
soon as a sufficient number sign up.
Class sessions will be 9:30 to 11:30
a.m., on Saturdays. There will be
approximately 18 hours of instruction.
Applicants for the senior lifesaving
class must be at least 16 years of age
or a junior in high school, in good
physical condition, and able to pass a
preliminary swimming test. For the
junior course, applicants must be at
least 12 or in the 7th grade, be able
to swim 440 yards, and be in good
physical condition.
There will be a written examination
at the conclusion of the senior course.

The Balboa YMCA will start swim-
ming classes October 3 for children
aged 5 through 12. Classes will be

Tuesday through Friday at 4 p.m.
"Tiny Tot" preschool swim classes
for children 2 to 5 will be at 3:30
p.m., the same days.
Youngsters currently enrolled in
the Y's Saturday swimming classes
may also take the afternoon swimming
instruction with no additional regis-
tration fees. Cost of the classes is $1
for registration and 50 cents for each
class thereafter. The registration fee
includes the first lesson.
Instruction will include the usual
swim training plus "drowri proofing"-
a technique used to stay alive even
when exposed to long periods in the
Adult (13 and above) swimming
classes at the Y still are open. These
start at 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, for non-swimmers and continue
until 8 p.m. for more advanced

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Panama City, has a new cross gracing the
sanctuary wall behind the pulpit. It is unique because it was made by Mr. and
Mrs. Lyle Reynolds of Cocoli of gem stones from the Isthmus. Mrs. Reynolds
is pictured with the Ven. Lemuel B. Shirley, pastor. The cross is 15 feet high
and 6 feet wide. Nazareno wood frames the gem stone inlay. A piece of red
coral was used at the center of the cross because of its heart shape and the
association of marine life with Christianity. There also are many pieces of
bloodstone, dark green quartz with brilliant red spots of jasper. According
to legend, the red spots are said to be the blood of Christ; hence, bloodstone
is regarded as a "holy" stone. Agate, moss agate, jasper, and petrified wood
also are used in the cross, embedded in background aggregate material of
crushed pieces of the many varieties of gem material found in this region.
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds are both members and officers of the Canal Zone
Gem and Mineral Society.

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September 22, 1967

William J. Kilgallen, left, won the distinction of being the first Marine Bureau
employee to pledge a "fair share" contribution for the forthcoming Combined
Federal Campaign. Kilgallen, administrative officer of the Marine Bureau,
receives his fair share "check pin" from Capt. Donald A. Dertien, USN,
Marine Director, as Walter A. Dryja, Assistant Marine Director, looks on.

Pulling a Boat Trailer

No Job for an Amateur

With boating as popular as it is on
the Isthmus, some tips from the
National Safety Council and Panama
Canal Safety Branch on how to pull a
boat trailer can make things easier-
and safer-for those who may not have
learned their lessons the hard way.
Drivers pulling boat trailers are
reminded first of all never to forget,
even for a moment, that they
have something hitched to their
"The combination of automobile,
boat trailer and boat is perhaps twice
as heavy, twice as long and certainly
at least twice as difficult to maneuver
as an automobile alone," says Harry
Porter, manager of the Council's
Traffic Department.
The essentials:
Always start slowly, apply power
If you must pass, remember that
your passing zip is nearly all gone.
And, being twice as long, you'll need
twice the space to get back in line.
Your car should be equipped with
two outside mirrors to help you check
your position at all times, particularly
when passing.
In the Canal Zone, as in a num-
ber of States, you must have a safety
chain or cable as well as a trailer hitch
or draw bar.
Allow plenty of extra space for
slowing and stopping. Tire traction is
greatly reduced by tropical downpours
on roadways.
When turning a corner, swing as
wide as you safely can to allow the
trailer to clear.

No Bedtime On Meter
Parking meters are for cars, not
beds, a British Court has ruled. The
court fined Earl Barrey of Brighton,
England, for "willfully obstructing
the highway with a bed." Barrey
told the court he was pushing a bed
to a friend's home when he got tired
and moved it into a parking meter
zone and left it. When he returned
20 minutes later, police had "disman-
tled and removed my bed," Barrey

A new Canal customer, the SS
Fjordaas, a Norwegian flag ship, made
its first transit recently. The ship, 825
feet long and with a beam of 105 feet,
was in ballast en route from Belfast,
Ireland, to Mexico, and then Japan.
The vessel is owned by Morelands
Tank Readers, which has chartered to
National Bulk Carriers of New York
City. Panama Agencies Co. is local
agent. (Photo in Spanish section.)

Practice is the key to successful
backing. Go slowly and don't over-
steer. You can't recover if you go too
far. Use a vacant parking lot for your
first few practice attempts.

Rite It Write

The following "instructions to
writers" were copied from a notice in
a committee room on Capitol Hill:

1. Don't use no double negative.
2. Make each pronoun agree with
their antecedent.
3. Join clauses good, like a conjun-
tion should.
4. About them sentence fragments.
5. When dangling, watch your par-
6. Verbs has to agree with their
7. Just between you and I, case is
important too.
8. Don't write run-on sentences they
are to hard to read.
9. Don't use commas, which aren't
10. Try to not ever split infinitives.
11. Its important to use your apos-
trophe's correctly.
12. Proofread your writing to see if
you any words out.
13. Correct spelling is essential.
(From the Civil Service Journal.)



Oct. 7, 8
A Gemboree, a rockshow, and a
bazaar will be held by the Canal Zone
Gem and Mineral Society at the
Balboa Service Center, second floor,
October 7 and 8. No admission fee
will be charged and visitors will be
welcome from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
An educational exhibit is planned
as a feature of this year's Gemboree.
Explanations will be given of each
step taken by members, from picking
up rocks on beaches and hills to com-
pletion of the many lovely articles
that will be on exhibit. The rocks used
by the Canal Zone Gem and Mineral
Society members are 99 percent local.
A permit from the Republic of Pan-
ama is required before rocks may be
gathered outside the Canal Zone.
The Canal Zone Gem and Mineral
Society was awarded a first place blue
ribbon and Best In Division plaque
for its exhibit at the 1967 National
Gem and Mineral Show in Washing-
ton, D.C., and this exhibit will be on
display at the Gemboree.
The Canal' Zone Gem and Mineral
Society has been active since its orga-
nization in 1955 and now has more
than 100 members.
Last year approximately 1,200
visitors viewed the annual exhibit.

Native of Colon

To Give Recital
The Latin American Scholarship
Committee will present Felipe Anto-
nio Hall in a piano recital at the
Paraiso Gymnasium Thursday, Octo-
ber 5, at 8 p.m.
Hall is in his senior year at the
Manhattan School of Music. He was
born in Colon, went to the United
States 10 years ago and now is res-
iding in New York City. During his
high school career at the Franklin K.
Lane High School in Jamaica, N.Y.,
from which he graduated, Hall par-
ticipated in an all city high school
At the Manhattan School of Music
he is studying under Robert Goldsand,
an eminent pianist, and has played
extensively at the school and in the
New York area. Funds raised from the
recital will be used to help needy and
deserving high school graduates to
further their education.

The Canal Zone Aquarium Society
will hold its monthly meeting at 7:15
p.m., October 2, at the JWB, Balboa.
All members are urged to attend.
Anyone interested in becoming a
member may contact Mrs. Sandra
Blaney at Balboa 4358.

J. L. H. Demers, left, Chief of the Panama Canal's Division of Storehouses,
receives a Superior Service certificate and check for $150 from L. A.
Ferguson, Director of the Supply and Community Service Bureau.

Storehouses Chief

Retiring After

35 Years' Service
J. L. H. Demers, Chief of the Pan-
ama Canal's Division of Storehouses,
has retired after more than 35 years'
service with the U.S. Government-
27 years of that service with the
Division of Storehouses.
Demers had also been Chief of the
Warehousing Scrap and Salvage Sec-
tion, where he effected many savings
through realignment of personnel and
improved methods for handling mate-
rial. He developed a system for ship-
ping and storing sand that resulted in
savings of more than $3,000 annually,
and a reduction in scrap processing
costs which will result in additional
scrap margin during this year of more
than $6,000.
In addition, he saved the Canal
organization approximately $30,000
through his ingenuity in rehabilitating
and air-conditioning a store room
used for the storage of electrical
material and supplies.
In recognition of his achievements,
he was presented a Superior Service
Certificate signed by Gov. W. P.
Leber, accompanied by a check for
$150. The presentation was made by
L. A. Ferguson, Director of the Sup-
ply and Community Service Bureau.
Mr. and Mrs. Demers will make
their home at 149 Finland St., Berlin,

Never Too Old
In Virginia, a state trooper check-
ing driver licenses found a 61-year-
old man with a learner's permit. The
fully licensed driver required to be
in the front seat with him was his
81-year-old mother.

Coming Events

22-Grand Annual International De-
butante Ball of Colon.
22-Annual Football Jamboree, Tiger
Stadium, Coco Solo, 6:30 p.m.
23-Art exhibit of "Three Panamanian
Painters" at Casa del Periodista,
Ave. M6xico and Ave. Ecuador.
23-27-Folklore Festival of the Mejorana
at Guarare.
24-Our Lady of Mercy Festivities at
27-IV Annual National Folklore Ballet,
Javier School Auditorium, 8
29-Football, BHS vs. CZC, Balboa
Stadium, 7 p.m.
29-St. Michael Festivities at San
Migifel, Boqueron, and Mona-
grillo (Chitre).
2-Canal Zone Aquarium Society
meeting, JWB, Balboa, 7:15

New Adult School

Term at Cristobal

YM Opens Oct. 2

The Cristobal YMCA's Adult Edu-
cation School will begin a new term
Monday, October 2. The curriculum
will include three levels of conversa-
tional Spanish, five levels of English,
and three levels of shorthand.
Spanish classes will meet Mondays
and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
English classes will meet Tuesdays
and Fridays, the same hours. Short-
hand classes will be Monday and
Thursday or Tuesday and Friday,
depending on the level of instruction.
All classes will be at the Cristobal
YMCA located on Bolivar Ave. Fur-
ther information may be obtained by
calling 3-2163 or 3-2164.



; -. .

The Cristobal High School Girls' Drill team with Commander Peggy Hale Penny Wilder, Terry Smith, Susan Sawyer, Rita C irdenas, Mary Redman,
(center) will perform tonight at the football Jamboree at Cristobal. From left: Cissy Carey, and Debbie Duncan. Joan Kurzdorfer, assistant commander of
Vicky Weber, Evelyn Legrand, Dita Workman, Melinda Vaughn, Charlene the drill team, does not appear in the photograph.
Alberga, Chris Baas, Maria Kerley, Peggy Hale, Denise Rainier, Billie Marsh,1

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Vol. VI, No. 14 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 22 de Septiembre de 1967

El Jueves 28 Comenzara la

Campana Federal Combinada

El personal de la Zona del Canal,
tanto civil como military, tendri la
oportunidad de ayudar a sus semejan-
tes de una manera muy ficil, a partir
del 28 de septiembre, cuando se inicie
la Campafia Federal Combinada de
La campafia de este aiio durarA
hasta el 31 de octubre y esti destinada
a beneficiary a 21 agencies del Fondo
Unido y 3 agencies Internacionales
de Servicio. La meta total para 1968
es acopiar $215.400. Las metas indi-
viduales son: Canal de Panama,
$151.300; Ej6rcito, $41.000; Fuerza
Area, $10.200; Marina de Guerra,
$6.200; Comando Sur, $2.650; otras
agencies de la Zona del Canal, $3.050;
y otras agencies fuera de la Zona del
Canal, $1.000.
Los fondos que se recojan durante
la campafia irAn a las agencies que
sirven a comunidades en la Republica
de PanamA, la Zona del Canal, los
Estados Unidos y en otras naciones
del mundo.
El Gobernador W. P. Leber sefial6
que si los empleados del Canal de
Panama repiten su magnifico esfuerzo
del afio pasado, ello permitirA que la
empresa del Canal alcance su meta.
Su donaci6n podrA suministrar ali-
mentos nutritivos y leche a los nifios
de las escuelas locales o a nifios hu6r-
fanos del Oriente; ayudari a suminis-
trar agua potable a remotas aldeas en
Am6rica Latina; ayudarai a pagar por
una silla de ruedas para un invilido:
proporcionar, entretenimientos apro-
piados a militares de Estados Unidos
que tengan dias francos en Vietnam a
en alguna otra ciudad extrafia y dis-
tante, y tambi6n ayudara a proporcio-
nar a los nifios locales, hijos de civiles
o militares, programs de desarrollo
Algunas unidades del Canal de Pa-
nama tendran concentraciones u otros
events para sefialar la partida de la
campafia de este afio.
El pr6ximo viernes, una caravana
musical pasarA por todas las unidades
de la Direcci6n de Abastos y Servi-
cios Comunales en ambos lados del
Istmo, integrada por un combo, baila-
rines y funcionarios de esa direcci6n.
Tambien el pr6ximo viernes, habrai
concentraciones de la Divisi6n de Na-
vegaci6n, tanto en Balboa como en
Gat6n, con misica, refrescos, discur-
sos y premios. HabrA tambi6n una
magnifica concentraci6n en la Divisi6n
Industrial de Mount Hope.
El Destructor Uruguay de la Arma-
da del Uruguay prestar un colorido
adicional a la concentraci6n de la Di-
visi6n Industrial, cuando sea empave-
sado con gallardetes de sefiales. Los
oficiales y la tripulaci6n del barco
asistirAn a la concentraci6n y se pre-
sentarA al Capitan Jos6 FernAndez

Izmendi, Jr., su comandante en jefe.
El barco se encuentra en reparaciones
en Mount Hope.
Las concentraciones de la Divisi6n
de Esclusas que marcarAn el principio
de la campania estin sefialadas para el
2 de octubre en el sector Pacifico y el
4 de octubre en el sector AtlAntico.
Las agencies que participan este
afio en la Campafia Federal Combi-
nada son: Cruz Roja Americana; Aso-
ciaci6n Americana de Salubridad
(Continiua en la pdgina 4)

A Preparar su


Para la Navidad
Ma'is tarde de lo que pens6? Pues
bien, ya se han establecido los perio-
dos de envio de correspondencia de
Navidad desde la Zona del Canal y el
primero no estci muy distant.
El period para enviar correspon-
dencia ordinaria al extranjero (inclu-
yendo las Oficinas de Correo en Pues-
tos Militares) es del 15 de octubre al
5 de noviembre.
La fechas para enviar correo ordi-
nario a los Estados Unidos son del 25
de noviembre al 4 de diciembre.
Para enviar correo a6reo al extran-
jero (incluyendo las Oficinas de Correo
de los Puestos Militares) se han fijado
como fechas del 19 al 10 de diciem-
bre; y para el correo a6reo destinado
a los Estados Unidos, ]a fecha es del
10 al 15 de diciembre.
Para el correo, "de espacio disponi-
ble", hacia las Oficinas de Correo de
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

El barco de bandera noruega "Fjordaas" no surc6 realmente a trav6s de la selva. Desde un Angulo f6togrAifco
pareciera ser asf. El navio, que mide 825 pies de largo por 105 de ancho, hizo su primer trAnsito por el Canal de
PanamA en lastre, procedente de Belfast, Irlanda, rumbo a M6xico y luego al Jap6n. Morelands Tank Readers, una
firm noruega, es propietaria y opera el barco, que estA fletado por la National Bulk Carriers de la ciudad de Nueva
York. La Panama Agencies Co. es su agent local.


Esclusas de Miraflores -.
Esclusas de Catun.------
Biblio.teca-Museo .----
Las Cruces,
4 viajes .- .
Buques de la Armada
de EE.UU.___--_
Gran Total----





Pianist Colonense Actuara

El 5 de Octubre en Paraiso

El Comit6 Latinoamericano de
Becas presentara a Felipe Antonio
Hall, pianist graduando de la Escuela
de M6sica Manhattan, en un recital
de piano en el Gimnasio de Paraiso
el jueves 5 de octubre a las 8 de la
Hall, nacido en la ciudad de Col6n,
viaj6 a los Estados Unidos hace 10
afios y reside en la ciudad de Nueva
York. Desde joven se interest por la
muisica y comenz6 a tocar piano por
su cuenta durante 1 afio. En la Escue-
la Secundaria Franklin K. Lane de
Jamaica, Nueva York, donde se gra-
du6 de secundaria, particip6 en un
coro de todas las escuelas secundarias
de la ciudad.
Estudia en la Escuela de Musica
Manhattan bajo la direcci6n del cono-
cido pianist Robert Goldsand. Dicha
escuela da de 61 la siguiente recomen-
daci6n: "Esto presentarA a Felipe
Hall quien regresa a su patria natal
por primera vez en 10 aflos, con la
finalidad de tocar tantos conciertos de
piano como el tiempo se lo permita.
"Hall ha estudiado en la Escuela
Manhattan desde 1964 y recientemen-
te ha tenido como maestro al eminente
pianist Robert Goldstand, y ha toca-
do muchas veces tanto en la escuela

Habra Baile

En Paraiso el

22 de Octubre

como en el Area de Nueva York. Su
musicalidad, su toque caracteristico y,
su cAlido aprecio por la literature del
piano, estamos seguros que quedarin
de manifiesto cuando toque para
"La escuela se siente orgullosa de
que regrese a PanamA con tales talen-
tos que reflejan tambien nuestro
trabajo aqui".
El Comit6 Latinoamericano de
Becas espera que el p6blico en gene-
ral asista a dicho recital, cuyos fondos
se utilizarAn en ayudar a los gra-
duados de secundaria que necesitan y
merecen continuar estudiando.

Gemas y Rocas Seran

Exhibidas en Balboa

El 7 y 8 de Octubre
Una exposicion de gemas y rocas,
ademis de un bazar, presentarA la
Sociedad de Gemas y Minerales de
la Zona del Canal en el segundo piso
del Centro de Servicios Comunales de
Balboa el 7 y 8 de octubre. La en-
trada sera gratis y los visitantes serAn
bienvenidos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.
Se planea una exposici6n educativa
como punto sobresaliente de la exhi-
bici6n de este afio. Se daran explica-
ciones de cada paso tornado por los
miembros, desde que recogen las rocas

Ya se encuentran en su etapa final en las playas y cerros, hasta la termi-
los preparatives llevados a cabo por nacin (de los bonitos articulos que
el Circulo de J6venes Adultos de la estarin exhibi6ndose. Las rocas usadas
Iglesia Episcopal de San Albano de por los mniembros de la Sociedad de
Paraiso para su pr6ximo gran baile Gemas y Minerales de la Zona del
annual que tendra lugar el 20 de octu- Canal son 99 por ciento locales. Se
bre, a partir de las 8:00 p.m., en el necesita un permiso de la Rep'iblica
Sal6n Parroquial de dicha iglesia. de Panamai antes de que las rocas
AdemAs del bailey formal se ofrecera puedan ser recogidas fuera de la Zona
del Canal.
a los asistentes un nmaravilloso espec- del Canal.
tAculo que colnstituirni delcite para la La Sociedad de Gemas y Minerales
vista y el oido, por la imisica que lo de la Zona del Canal recibi6 la cinta
acompafiarn y cl talhnto artistic de azul de primer preinio y la placa de
los que aparczcan en l61. Willie Moro Mejor en la division per su presenta-
y su Orquesta, quicnes tuvicron una ci6n en la Exposiciin Nacional de Ce-
lucida actuacidon n el baile del aflo mas y Minerails celebrada en Wash-
pasado, estaniui a cargo nuevamente ington, D (Cen 1967 y esta exhibicidn
de la inisica dc este baile que ya ha seni imostrada en la exposici6n.
despertado enorme entusiasmo entire La Sociedad de Gemas y Minerales
el p6blico. de la Zona del Canal ha estado active
Las reservaciones son limitadas y desde su organizaci6n en 1965 y tiene
para hacerlas hay que llamar ai Claude a.hor mis de 100( miembros.
Burgess, al telifono 4-718; a la Srta. Aproximadamente 1.200 visitantes
Patricia Bovell, al telefono 4-717: yI vieron el iano pasado la exposici6n
a la Srta. Sybil Best, al telefono 4-6-12. annual.

Este afio por primer vez la Divi-
si6n de Escuelas de la Zona del Canal
tendra un plazo de inscripci6n para
los exAmenes de admisi6n universita-
ria, mais conocidos como "SAT", Exa-
men de Aptitud Escolastica, igual al
plazo concedido a los paises de ultra-
mar. Anteriormente el plazo de ins-
cripci6n habia sido el mismo que el
de los Estados Unidos.
Como resultado de este cambio, el
plazo de inscripci6n para el examen
de diciembre serA el 14 de octubre,
que es la 61ltima fecha de inscripci6n
sin tener que pagar recargo. Se cobra-

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Con la imponente figure del Puente Thatcher Ferry, que sirve de fondo a
esta fotografia, aparece la Planta de Manejo de Aceite del Muelle 6, que
suministra agua y combustible a las naves que transitan por el Canal de
PanamA. La Planta de Manejo de Accite es una dependencia de la Secci6n
de Abasto Maritimo de Balboa, de la Divisi6n de Terminales del Canal de
PanamA. La fotografia capta el moment en que empleados del Canal
conectan las mangueras para reabastecer a ]a motonave italiana de carga
"Simonetta". El diAmetro de las mangueras usadas en estas operaciones de
reabastecimiento va de 2i a 8 pulgadas.

rA un recargo de $2.50 a los estudian-
tes que se inscriban entire el 14 de
octubre y el 4 de noviembre. Se pon-
dra el examen el 2 de diciembre tanto
en la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa
en el sector Pacifico como en la Escue-
la Secundaria de Crist6bal en el sector
El Examen de Aptitud EscolAstica
programado para el 13 de enero se
pondrA solamente en la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Balboa. Los estudiantes
se pueden inscribir sin recargo hasta
el 18 de noviembre y toda inscripci6n
que se haga entire el 18 de noviembre
y el plazo lirnite, 9 de diciembre,
tendrA un recargo extra de $2.50.
El 2 de marzo se pondrti un examen
de Aptitud Escolastica en la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa y en la Escuela
Secundaria de Crist6bal. El plazo li-
mite de inscripci6n sin recargo alguno
es el 13 de enero, pero si habrA re-
cargo para cualquier inscripci6n que
se haga entire el 13 de enero y el 3 de
febrero, uiltima fecha de inscripci6n.
Los ExAmenes de Aptitud Escolis-
tica del 4 de mayo y del 13 de julio se
llevaran a cabo 6nicamente en la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa. Para el
examen del 4 de mayo, la l1tima fe-
cha de inscripci6n sin recargo sern el
16 de marzo y se cobrarAn recargos
por cualquier inscripci6n hecha del 16
de marzo al 6 de abril. La fecha limited
de inscripciones sin recargo para el
examen del 13 de julio sera el 25 de
mayo, y toda inscripci6n recibida
entire el 25 de mayo y el 15 de julio
tendri un recargo de $2.50.
El precio del Examen de Aptitud
Escolistica sin el recaigii, es de S5.
Los estudiaintes dcl primeiro y segundo
ciclo de las escuelas secundarias v
todos los estudiantcs de la Universi-
dad de la Zona del Canal son elegi-
bles, con la excepci6n de que los
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Senalan Plazo de Examen de

Aptitud Escolistica Aqui

S /- ,


Septiembre 22, 1967

___ En Su Pantalla


The War Arrow (AYC) y
Francis In The Navy (AYC)



The Faithful City (AYC) y
__ Flight Nurse (AY)
Brainstorm (ADULTOS)

Viernes 22 _

SAbado 23__-

Domingo 24_

Lunes 25---

Martes 26_--

Mi6rcoles 27

Jueves 28 __

Viernes 29


The War Arrow (AYC) y
Francis In The Navy (AYC)

Alvarez Kelly (ADULTOS)
The Faithful City (AYC) y
Flight Nurse (AY)
Brainstorm (ADULTOS)

Jubilee Trail (ADULTOS)


10:00 p.m.
4-D Man (AYC)
Lancelot And Guinevere (AYC) y
40 Pounds Of Trouble (AYC)
Tobruk (AY)

Tobruk (AY)

Kiss The Girls And Make
Dear Heart (ADULTOS) y
The Third Day (ADULTOS)

I -~--~- I -~

Winchester 73 (AYC) y
Land Unknown (AYC)

10:00 p.m.
Day Of The Badman (AY)

GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

Gente en la Noticia

Carlos GonzAlez es aforador de combustibles liquidos en
la Secci6n de Abasto Maritimo de Balboa. Su asocio con
la empresa del Canal de PanamA comenz6 el 24 de
octubre de 1965 en la Secci6n de Abasto Maritimo de
Crist6bal. GonzAlez naci6 en la ciudad de Col6n el 3 de
marzo de 1940. Curs6 sus studios primaries y secunda-
rios en el Colegio La Salle. Sigui6 luego 1 afio de inge-
nieria en la Universidad de PanamA. De su actual trabajo
dice: "En este trabajo se adquieren valiosas experiencias
en el anAlisis de los products del petr6leo, sus usos y
finalidades. Se adquiere ademAs una vasta experiencia
en relaciones sociales con todas las compaiifas de produc-
tos petroliferos que existen en la Repiblica de PanamA".
Gonzalez trabaj6, antes de entrar al Canal, con la Refi-
neria PanamA durante 2 afios. Pertenece a la Asociaci6n
Bautista de PanamA y a la Cooperativa de Crodito de
Crist6bal. En sus ratos libres le gusta nadar en las playas
de Fuerte Gulick. Anteriormente iba con frecuencia a la
piscina del "YMCA" de Crist6bal. Gonzalez ha tenido la
oportunidad de conocer BogotA, San Jos6 de Costa Rica,
y Guatemala en viajes de vacaciones.

Charlie Chang Ortiz es aforador de combustibles liquidos
en la Secci6n de Abasto Maritimo de Balboa, una depen-
dencia de la Direcci6n de Transporte y Terminales del
Canal de PanamA. Su labor con la empresa del Canal
comenz6 el 17 de mayo de 1966. Chang Ortiz naci6 en
La Concepci6n, Chiriqui, el 12 de agosto de 1938. Curs6
sus studios primaries y secundarios en el Instituto Pan-
americano donde obtuvo el titulo de Perito Mercantil con
especialidad en Contabilidad. Sigui6 luego 1 afio de admi-
nistraci6n pfiblica en la Universidad de PanamA. Con
respect a su actual trabajo manifiesta: "Trabaj6 anterior-
mente como cajero en El PanamA Hilton y como oficinista
y contador en la agencia naviera Payne & Wardlaw, pero
siempre habia deseado trabajar con el Canal de PanamA
hy esa oportunidad felizmente lleg6 en 1966, lo que me
ha proporcionado experiencias interesantes". Chang Ortiz
particip6 activamente en los programs deportivos esco-
lares y gan6 el titulo de mejor atleta del afio 1960 del
Institute Panamericano. Sus pasatiempos favorites son la
nataci6n, la caceria, el baile, coleccionar monedas y sobre-
Stodo llevar a sus nifios y a su esposa a la playa, al cine
y a los parques recreativos. Chang Ortiz reside en PanamA
Viejo en compafiia de su esposa Gladys y de sus tres
hijos: Gladys, de 6 afios, que esti en primer grado en el
IPA; Yaila, de 5; y Carlos, de 3. Chang Ortiz es repre-
sentante actual del primer grado en el Club de Padres
de Familia del Instituto Panamericano.

Gotas de Historia Las Tablas fue Fundada

Agosto 14, 1610-El Rey de Espafia
orden6 al Gobernador Mercedo que
utilizara todos los medios a su
alcance en el desarrollo de las ope-
raciones mineras en PanamA y
Agosto 14, 1921-Durante 7 afios de
operaciones comerciales, o sea,
hasta el 14 de agosto de 1921,
13.416 barcos comerciales habian
transitado el Canal de PanamA.
El tonelaje total habia sido de
45.860.942 toneladas y el total de
carga ascendi6 a 51.578.920 tone-
ladas de 2.240 libras.
Agosto 15, 1519-Pedrarias fund
oficialmente la ciudad de Panama.
Agosto 15, 1751-Francisco Javier de
Luna Victoria y Castro vino de
Cartagena para ocupar la Sede de
PanamA, siendo asi su obispo
numero 32.
Agosto 15, 1913-Tuvo lugar la pri-
mera de las reuniones mensuales
de los jefes de division. Presidi6
Richard L. Metcalfe de la Comisi6n
del Canal Istmico.
Agosto 16, 1867-Se firm en Bogota
un nuevo contrato entire el gobierno
de Nueva Granada y el Ferrocarril
de PanamA por el cual se extendia
el contrato original de 1848.
Agosto 16, 1908-Se coloc6 la primera
piedra de la Capilla Protestante de

Por un Heroico Marino

Con relaci6n a la fundaci6n de Las
Tablas, el ilustre historiador pana-
mefio Rub6n Dario Caries en su libro
"La Gente de Alli Abajo" dice que
nada cierto se ha podido establecer
sobre su fundaci6n, pero la tradici6n

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
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.

local cuenta como fundador de la
poblaci6n a un CapitAn de Navio de
apellido Barahona. Y algo que viene
a corroborar esta tradici6n lugarefia
aparece en la obra "Piratas de Ame-
rica" en la que uno de los filibusteros
que acompafiaron a Sharp y Sawkins
en sus aventuras en el Golfo de Pana-
mA relata c6mo las escasas fuerzas de
los pirates asaltaron en 1680 a la es-
cuadrilla de buques espafioles en las
inmediaciones de Perico, frente a la
Bahia de PanamA, comandados por
Jacinto Barahona, Gran Almirante de
la Mar del Sur, muerto heroicamente
en el puente de mando de su barco.
Tal vez era don Jacinto Barahona,
a quien se refiere la tradici6n tablefia
como jefe y conductor de las families
espafiolas que colonizaron el Distrito
de Las Tablas.
De lo expuesto se deduce que la
ciudad de Las Tablas debia haber
sido fundada a fines del siglo XVIII,
pues en 1749, Las Tablas tenia la
misma importancia que Penonom6,
Santiago y Los Santos. Robustece la
opin6n el hecho de que el altar mayor
de su iglesia, que es obra artistic
colonial, fue terminado en 1721 segin
informes de credito indiscutible.


19-26-Quinto Festival Intemacional de Cine con sede en la ciudad de
22-Grandioso Baile Internacional Anual de las Debutantes de Col6n.
Para mayor informaci6n sirvase llamar a Col6n 7-1345 o al 7-4427
durante las horas de oficina.
23-27-Festival de la Mejorana en Guarar6 como parte de las celebraciones
de las fiestas patronales de Nuestra Sefiora de Las Mercedes.



10:00-Emilio Espina
11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-Tiempo de Estrellas
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Estreno Favorito
4:00-Tardede de Toros
7:00-Los Monroe
8:00-El Tinel del Tiempo
9:00-El Show de Dean Martin
10:00-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Fihlmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Marine Boy
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Los Invasores
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 Robldn
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 Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-Ajedrez Fatal

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportaies 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-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Flipper, el Delfin Maravilloso
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:30-Comandos del Desierto
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Historia del F.B.I.
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 Avisp6n Verde
7:30-La Casa de Luis Demetrio
9:00-Carrousel de la Alegria
10:30-Tren Musical

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
1:00-Programa Femenino
2:00-A Bailar Joven
3:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
5:30-La Rubia Peligrosa
6:00-Un Soltero Casado
7:00-Misi6n Imposible
9:00-Rutas del Destino

Pigina 2


9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:45-SAlvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Ventana del Mundo
12:30-Los Heroes de Hogan
1:00-Granjero Ultimo Modelo
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
6:00-Guardianes del Espacio
8:00-El Santo
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-MAsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-La Gran Aventura
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Los Lios de Cecil
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-El Gato
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

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-La Ruta del Sol
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Casate 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-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Edgar Wallace
5:00-Novela de Ia Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
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

ll:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Muisica y Risas
1: 00-Noticias
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Camino de la Verdad
2:15-Cine Hogar
4:00-Los Islefios
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Los Apuros 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-Jim West
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-Aventuras en el Paraiso
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Pepito Masito
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-La Hora de Rauil 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-El Show de los Cinco
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Reprise de Corin Tellado
4:00-Cine Programa Telecuatro
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-Pantalla CinematogrAfica

I I-



Septiembre 22, 1967




La Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City conquist6 el cam-
peonato intercolegial de voli-
bol de los primeros ciclos para
varones, mientras que la Escue-
la Secundaria de Paraiso gan6
la competencia femenina de los
primeros ciclos.
En los partidos celebrados el
sAbado, los varones de Rainbow
City, despuds de perder el pri-
mer set por 15-6, se repusieron

En Honduras se calcula que el pro-
ducto national bruto aument6 en un
6,3 por ciento durante 1966, y que
las reserves internacionales netas, que
eran de $2.500.000 aumentaron hasta
$20 millones.

y vencieron en los dos siguien-
tes a Paraiso por 15-6 y 15-10,
para llevarse el titulo, mientras
que las chiquillas de Paraiso se
impusieron a las de Rainbow
City por 15-10 y 15-9, conquis-
tando el precioso galard6n.
Esta tarde a las 4:45 se cele-
brar4n en Rainbow City los
partidos finales de los torneos
masculine y femenino de los
segundos ciclos entire Rainbow
City y Paraiso.
La Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City gan6 los prime-
ros desafios en ambas ramas y
si triunfa hoy se llevarA el

jDescuidado? ePero Quien?

Descuido es una palabra desagradable, pero . tan util.
8C6mo podrian los supervisors y el personal de seguridad hacer sus
informes de accidents sin esa palabra tan desagradable?
Sin embargo debemos reconocer que es una palabra muy util y la dnica
precisa que muchas veces puede explicar un accident. Pero tambien es una
palabra cuyo significado puede ser desvirtuado si se la usa en forma
Decimos "descuido", cuando queremos significar que un accident pudo
ser evitado si se hubiera estado mais atento y mAs concentrado en el trabajo.
Y si hemos de usar la palabra con mis honestidad, significamos que alguien
prest6 menos atenci6n y se concentr6 menos en el trabajo de lo que los
supervisors tienen el derecho de esperar.
Pero, siempre se significa lo anterior ese usa la palabra "descuido" como
una excusa a fin de evitar la algunas veces complicada tarea de determinar
la verdadera causa del accident?
Resulta muy sencillo llamar a un trabajador "descuidado" luego que se
ha lesionado. Y muchas veces 61 ni siquiera se defender, ni tan siquiera
En realidad 61 conoce la verdadera causa del accident: aburrimiento, falta
de interns, sofiando despierto o simplemente cansancio de un trabajo rutinario
y aburrido. El trabajador probablemente no pueda explicarle todo esto a su
supervisor o ni siquiera tratari, ya que 61 mismo no cree que es una excusa
vAlida para lesionarse.
Por supuesto que no es una excusa. Pero es que acaso se necesitan excusas?
Lo que se necesitan son los motives por los cuales suceden los accidents si
lo que se quiere es reducir el indice de los mismos.
Buscando los motives surgirin preguntas tales como: Por que este trabaja-
dor que es siempre tan eficiente, cometi6 este "descuido"? dQu6 puede hacerse
para que no suceda nuevamente? Se "descuid6" acaso porque el trabajo le
result mon6tono? iHa estado en la misma rutina por un tiempo demasiado
largo ya que significa demasiada molestia el ponerlo en otro trabajo? Se le
ha dado la oportunidad de hacer su trabajo en una forma mAs entretenida
o simplemente se le ha "ordenado" seguir la misma rutina? Cuando se le
ha hecho una correcci6n, ise ha perdido el control? Cuando ha hecho un
buen trabajo, ise le ha hecho notar?
Los trabajadores son series humans y la naturaleza humana es extraordina-
riamente complicada. Si se le dice a un hombre que ha realizado bien un
trabajo es mAs que seguro que se sentirA satisfecho y tendrA la sensaci6n de
que se le aprecia y las posibilidades son grandes de que sienta de la misma
manera. Un trabajador satisfecho se concentrara y prestarA mAs atenci6n
a su trabajo. Logrado esto la palabra "descuido" desaparecera casi por
complete de los informes de accidents de trabajo.

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Tres alumnas de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso se preparan para sus classes de educaci6n fisica en el nuevo
edificio de vestidores en el campo de juegos de Paraiso. De izquierda a derecha: Lucia Cumberbatch, Soyla Worrell
y Annesta Garnett.

Ismael Laguna

Se Enfrentara a

P. Armstead
El ex campe6n mundial del peso
ligero Ismael Laguna volverA a pre-
sentarse ante la afici6n istmefia el si-
bado 14 de octubre, cuando se mida
en combat a 10 asaltos con el pugil
Paulie Armstead, de Los Angeles, Ca-
lifornia, en el Estadio Olimpico "Juan
Dem6stenes Arosemena" en la ciudad
de PanamA.
Sera la primer pelea del ex cam-
peon, despu6s de su derrota por pun-
tos ante el campe6n mundial de la
division, Carlos Ortiz, de Puerto Rico,
el 16 de agosto en el Estadio Shea de
Nueva York.
La 61tima pelea de Laguna en Pa-
nami fue el 3 de junior de este afio,
cuando venci6 por decision en 10 asal-
tos al puigil mexicano Alfredo Urbina.
Armstead es un veteran del tingla-
do, con mis de 70 peleas en su record,
y esti peleando como professional
desde 1955. Por much tiempo estuvo
clasificado como primer retador al
titulo ligero del mundo, pero nunca
se le dio la oportunidad de disputarlo.
Fue campe6n ligero de California y
en una ocasi6n pele6 con Kenny Lane
en un combat reconocido como de
campeonato mundial ligero por el Es-
tado de Michigan solamente. Arms-
tead perdi6 por decision en 15 asaltos.

Jose Ampudia

Partio Hacia

Estados Unidos
Jos6 D. Amnpudia, professor de edu-
caci6n fisica de la Divisi6n de Escue-
las de la Zona del Canal, al servicio
de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso,
parti6 ayer hacia los Estados Unidos,
con el objeto de conseguir su grado
de maestria en educaci6n fisica en la
Universidad de Springfield, Massa-
El professor Ampudia es una per-
sona muy vinculada al deported pana-
mefio, especialmente en la rama del
atletismo, en donde es president de
la Liga Distritorial de Atletismo de
Ampudia estarA ausente del pais
durante 1 afio.

Conferencia Sobre Biologia

Tropical Destaca Bioscience

"Una Contribuci6n al Programa
Mundial de la Biologia Tropical" es
el titulo de un articulo de Helmut K.
Buechner y F. Raymond Fosberg de
la Instituci6n Smithsoniana, aparecido
en la revista "Bioscience" de agosto,
basado en las recomendaciones hechas
durante una Conferencia sobre Bio-
logia Tropical que se celebr6 en Pana-
mA en noviembre de 1966, y a cual
asistieron 60 cientificos de los Estados
Unidos y Am6rica Latina.
La Conferencia se llev6 a cabo en
PanamA, dice el articulo, "porque este
es uno de los lugares tropicales mAs
emocionantes del mundo y porque alli
se encuentra el Instituto Smithsoniano
de Investigaci6n Tropical (STRI)".
Conocido antes como el Area Bio-
l6gica de la Zona del Canal, "STRI"
se responsabiliza en mantener la Isla
Barro Colorado en el Lago Cat6n
como un laboratorio de investigaci6n
y de conserve biol6gica como tam-
biWn los dos laboratories maritimos,
uno en la Isla Naos en el sector Paci-
fico y una subestaci6n en la Isla
Galeta, en el sector AtlAntico del
El program de investigaci6n se
relaciona con los principios de evolu-
ci6n, conduct y ecologia en las comu-
nidades tropicales formadas por series
o cosas relacionadas entire si. Recien-
temente se hizo 6nfasis, bajo la direc-
ci6n del Dr. Martin H. Moynihan, en
la conduct comparative de primates,
la evoluci6n de las relaciones entire
species, la significaci6n de los siste-
mas sociales de comunicaci6n, la orga-
nizaci6n social y la conduct de los
pAjaros tropicales y los mecanismos
aislados en los pieces marines.
PanamA, dice el articulo, tiene un
significado especial para la biologia
marina, porque en ninguna otra parte
del mundo puede uno comparar co-
munidades ecol6gicas de los oc anos
mAs grandes del mundo dentro de una
distancia de 40 millas. La proyectada
construcci6n de un canal interoceA-
nico a nivel del mar en alguna part
del Istmo aumenta las potencialidades
para un program efectivo en la bio-
logia tropical terrestre y marina en la
region de Panama.
La Conferencia recomend6 la Isla
de Barro Colorado, el Area de Tube-
rias de la Armada y el Area del Dari6n
como sitios de Panama para una con-
centraci6n de actividades destinadas a

comprender la estructura y funciona-
miento de las comunidades ecol6gicas
himedas y de tierras bajas tropicales.
Despu6s de estos centres de es-
fuerzo concentrado, se recomendaron
studios adicionales mAs especificos
de otras parties de PanamA y de paises
vecinos, en la suposici6n de que Pa-
nama y los paises vecinos aceptarian
los studios propuestos y cooperarian
activamente con el programna.
El articulo manifiesta que como re-
sultado de la Conferencia de PanamA
sobre Biologia Tropical, la Instituci6n
Smithsoniana esta revisando y am-
pliando su Informe de Biologia Tro-
pical dada la necesidad, las oportuni-
dades y razones para un program
mundial en la biologia de los tr6picos,
junto con las sugerencias para llevar
a cabo tal program.
Aunque el Instituto Smithsoniano
disefiar6 un program que refleje un
concept mundial para el studio de
las comunidades ecol6gicas tropicales,
los resultados de la conferencia de
Panama indican claramente que se
deberia dar esa prioridad a los tr6pi-
cos centroamericanos dada la magni-
fica oportunidad de investigaci6n que
ofrece la proyectada construcci6n de
un canal a nivel del mar.
Bajo las actuales condiciones mun-
diales de explosion de la poblaci6n
humana y las limitaciones de los re-
cursos que la sostengan, es esencial
que las propuestas manipulaciones
ambientales, tan significativas como el
proyectado canal a nivel del AtlAntico
al Pacifico, se basen en un fondo
complete de informaci6n fundamental,
dice el autor.

Contaminaci6n de

La Atm6sfera
Mds de 1.250 delegados, represen-
tando poises de todas parties del
globo, se reunieron en Londres para
participar'en la "Exhibici6n y Con-
greso Internacional por Aire Puro".
Ademds de revisar los problems del
aire contaminado, que afectan a todos
los poses, se discuti6 la eliminaci6n
de los agents contaminadores en la
atmdsfera. La exhibici6n de mayor
interns fue la de un autom6vil

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Septiembre 22, 1967

El torneo intercolegial de baloncesto en las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal serA la pr6xima acti-
vidad deportiva entire los estudiantes, a partir del viernes 6 de octubre pr6ximo. El equipo de la Escuela Secundaria
de Paraiso defenderA en esta ocasi6n el campeonato masculino conquistado el afio pasado.

El YM/CA Inicia Clases de

Natacion el 3 de Octubre

El YMCA de Balboa comenzara sus
classes de nataci6n para nifios de 5 a
12 afios a partir del 3 de octubre. Las
classes se dictaran de martes a viernes
a las 4 de la tarde.
Las classes preescolares de nataci6n
para parvulos de 2 a 5 afios serain a
las 3:30 p.m. los mismos dias.
Los niiios que actualmente estan
inscritos en las classes de nataci6n de
los saibados en el YMCA, pueden tam-
bidn asistir a las instrucciones de nata-
ci6n que se dan en la tarde sin pagar
cargo extra de inscripci6n. El costo de
las classes es de $1 para la inscripci6n
y 50 centavos por cada clase asistida
de ahi en adelante. El derecho de ins-
cripci6n incluye la primera lecci6n.
La instrucci6n incluirai el adiestra-
miento ordinario de nataci6n ademAis
de una tecnica usada para permane-
cer con vida auin cuando se est6
expuesto por largos periods en el
Las classes de nataci6n para adults

Adornada Bellamente

Iglesia San Pablo en

Ciudad de Panama
La Iglesia Episcopal de San Pablo,
en la ciudad de PanamA, tienc una
nueva y bella cruz que le da realce
al retablo detrais del pulpito y al altar
de la iglesia. (Foto en la secci6n in-
glesa.) La cruz es unica en su g6nero,
porque fue hecha por el Sr. Lyle Rey-
nolds y su esposa, residents en
Cocoli, con gemas del Istmo de Pana-
mA. El Venerable Lemuel B. Shirley
es el pastor. La cruz tiene 15 pies de
alto y 6 pies de ancho, y la base donde
van incrustadas las gcmas es de
madera de nazareno.

(de 13 anios y mais) todavia estin
abiertas en el YMCA. Estas comien-
zan a las 5 de la tarde los martes y
jueves para los que no saben nadar y
continuan hasta las 8 de la noche para
los nadadores mAis avanzados.

Impossible Perderlo de
En Francia, los fabricantes de un
nuevo automovil creen en la eficacia
de la advertencia: "Vaya seguro,
ddjese ver". Los automdviles que
estin fabricando solamente van a
.venderse en dos colors: anaranjado
y anarillo, de manera que sean bien
visible durante las horas critics del
amanecer y el atardecer.


Debemos Compenetrarnos

De los Deberes Familiares

En su important disertaci6n, el
conferenciante Saal reune cierto nu-
mero de concepts sobre las funcio-
nes perceptibles en la familiar actual.
Tras una exposici6n critical, establece
una clasificaci6n propia que viene a
reducirse a lo siguiente:
La funci6n biol6gica (regulaci6n de
la sexualidad, funci6n de reproduc-
ci6n, cuidado fisico y protecei6n).
La funci6n econ6mica (funci6n pro-
ductiva, funci6n de consume).
La funci6n cultural (funci6n socia-
lizadora y estabilizadora, funci6n que
otorga la posici6n social).
De todas maneras este esquema no
nos satisface del todo, especialmente
en lo tocante al orden jerArquico de
las funciones citadas. En efecto, vistas
las cosas desde el Angulo de los miem-
bros de la familiar, algunas funciones
de la familiar revestirAn para ellos mas,
importancia que otras. Tanto para los
padres como para los hijos todo parece
indicar que las funciones mas esencia-
les resident en la significaci6n afectiva
y biol6gica de la familiar, puesto que
6stas son casi insustituibles por otras,
lo cual no puede decirse, por ejemplo,
de las funciones protectivas o econo-
)... .i ... -- -.

Se us6o tin pedazo de coral rojo micas. Pio eso nosotros riamos prere-
como centro de la cruz, debido a que1
tiene forma de coraz6n y debido
tambidn a la asociaci6n que descle Seialan Plazo de . .
sus inicios ha tenido la cristiandad
con la vida marina. AdeimAs se han in- (Viene de la pdgina 1)
crustado muchos fragments de bema-
tites, quo es tn cuarzo verde oscuro ex'inenes se darlnin solamente en las
con manchas de jaspe de un color rojo Escuelas Secundarias de Crist6bal y
brillante. De acuerdo con una leyen- Balboa.
da, las manchas rojas se dice que son Las solicitudes para los ExAmenes
de la sangre de Cristo, por lo que la de Aptitud EscolAstica se pueden ob-
hematites es considerada como una tener en las oficinas de la Universidad
piedra sagrada. Tanmbidn se us6 Agata, de la Zona del Canal, de la Escuela
agata musgosa, jaspe y madera petri- Secundaria de Balboa, de la Escuela
ficada, incrustadas en un fondo de Secundaria de Crist6bal, de la Escuela
fragments molidos de las muchas va- Secundaria de Paraiso y dce la Escuela
riedades de gemas clue se encuentran Secundaria de Rainbow City, como
en esta region. tambi6n en las oficinas de los Oficiales
El Sr. Reynolds y su esposa son Encargados del Departamento ide
miembros de la junta directive de la Educaci6n de la Fuerza A6rea en las
Sociedad de Cemas y Minerales de la Bases dcle la Fuerza Area de Albrook
Zona del Canal. y Howard.

rencia al punto siguiente, que tiene
en cuenta sobre todo ]a significaci6n
de la familiar para cada uno de sus
Funci6n afectiva: Para el hijo esta
funci6n es la condici6n que le asegura
la posibilidad de llegar a ser una per-
sona digna. Para el adulto significa la
posibilidad de dar un sentido impor-
tante a su existencia. La familiar es el
espacio propio y crea el clima que
permit el desarrollo de las forms
primaries de solidaridad humana. Bajo
esta funci6n hay que contar tambi6n
el cuidado fisico del hijo de tierna
edad, la protecci6n contra toda clase
de amenazas fisicas y psiquicas, la
concession cle alojamiento y un hogar
al que se pertenece, la posibilidad de
que puedan ejereitarse las funciones
socializadoras de la familiar descritas
con detalle por Parsons y otros autores
que han estudiado este tema.

Miguel Riasco Habra (Clses
Y Torito Lara -- ...

Este Domingo
El invicto peso gallo panameno
Miguel Riasco se enfrentarai el domin-
go por la noche a] p6gil mexicano
Rogelio "Torito" Lara, en un combat
a 10 asaltos que tendrA conmo escena-
rio el tinglado del Gimnasio Nacional
Neco de la Cuardia en la ciudad de
Esta sern la segunda confrontaci6n
international de Riasco, quien en su
primer compromise de esta indole
vencio por nocaut t6cnico en 8 asaltos
al fogoso peleador dominicano "Chi-
no" Jimenez en la Arena de Col6n.
Lara, que estA clasificado como
sexto en el cscalaf6n mexicano de los
pesos gallos, tienc fama de ser muy
agresivo y de poseer fuerte pegada,
con la cual ha despachado a la mayor
parte de sus rivals.

Movimiento Familiar

Cristiano Tendra

Premiere de Gala
El Movimiento Familiar Cristiano
de Panama auspiciara el estreno en
Premiere de Gala la pelicula "El
Hombre de dos Reinos" (A Man For
All Seasons), que distribuye Columbia
Pictures y que serA presentada el dia
12 de octubre en el Teatro Presidente.
Por su argument hist6rico, el rea-
lismo de su producci6n, el vestuario y
la calidad de sus inthrpretes esta
pelicula recibi6 los maOs elogiosos co-
mentarios y premios de la industrial
cinematogrifica habiendo sido selec-
cionada como "La Mejor Pelicula del
Afio", recibiendo seis Oscares de la
Academia de Ciencias y Artes de
Se descuenta que sera todo un 6xito
tambidn en Panama la presentaci6n de
"El Hombre de dos Reinos", que sin
duda alguna sera auspiciado amplia-
mente por los que gusten de un
espectAculo de gran calidad.

Unas Estadisticas

Durante el ailo 1966 las nmertes
ocasionadas por vehiculos de motor
en el territorio de los Estados Unidos
de America, ascendieron a la cifra de
52.500. Un aumento del 7 por ciento
del total ocurrido en 1965.

ue jaiavias
Se estain aceptando solicitudes para
participar en las classes dc salvavidas
de primera y segunda categoria en la
piscina de Balboa. Se iniciar-in las
classes tan pronto haya una cantidad
suficiente de alumnos. Las classes se-
rain los sibados de 9:30 a 11:30 de la
mafiana. Habrii aproximadamente 18
horas de instrucci6n.
Los solicitantes para la clase de sal-
vavidas de primera categoria deben
tencr por lo menos 16 anios de edad
o un primer ciclo de secundaria, estar
en buenas condiciones fisicas, y pasar
una prueba preliminary de nataci6n.
Para el curso de salvavidas de segun-
da categoria, los solicitantes deben
toner por lo mnenos 12 afios de ed(ad
o un s6ptimo grado, poder nadar 440
yards, y estar en buenas condiciones
HabrA un examen escrito al ter-
minar el curso para salvavidas de
primer eategoria.

A Preparar su ...
(Viene de( la pidgina 1)
los Puestos Militares, las fechas seran
del 21 de octubre al 1" de diciCinbre.
Si usted envia su correo de Navidad
antes de la fecha final indicada puede
estar seguro de que su corresponden-
cia de Navidad Ilegara a tiempo a su
destino, pero si envia str correspon-
dencia despu6s del limited fijado, las
cosas serin distintas en cuanto a la
Ilegada a tiempo, dice Robert S. Herr,
Director de Correos.

El Jueves 28...
(Viene de la pagina 1)
Social; Asociaci6n de Trabajadores
Religiosos del Atlantico; Muchachos
Exploradores, Consejo de la Zona del
Canal; Comit6 Anticanceroso de la
Zona del Canal; Centros Comunales
de Bienestar Social; Muchachas Cuias,
Consejo de la Zona del Canal; Comit6
de Auxilio a Personas Invalidas; Aso-
ciaci6n Anticardiaca; Muchachos Ex-
ploradores Internacionales; Mucha-
chas Cuias Internacionales; Servicio
Social Internacional; Junta IIebrea dc
Beneficencia; Asociacidn Nacional de
Recreo y Parques; Ej6rcito de Salva-
ci6n; Conscjo de Recreaci6ni de Vera-
no (Comunidades Latinoamericanas);
Asociaci6n Antituberculosa; Servicio
de Marineros Unidos: CARE; Proyec-
to HOPE; Fundaci6n Americano-
Coreana; YMCA de Balboa y YMCA
de Crist6bal.

Dejaran Pronto el Istmo
J. L. H. Demers, Jefe de la Divi-
sin de Ahnlmacenes del Canal de Pa-
nama, se jubil6 luego de mais de 35
anos de servicios al Gobierno de Esta-
dos Unidos, de los cuales 27 Jos pas6
con la Divisi6n de Almacenes. .
Demers fue tambiin Jefe de la
Secci6n de Excedentes y Chatarra de .
la Division de Almacenes, done efec- '
tu6 numerosas mejoras. Desarroll6 un | .
sistema para embarcar y depositar la
arena que signific6 ahorros por
$3.000 al ano, y redujo los costs en el
procsamiento de l a chatarra en mIs i
de S6.000 este anfo. AdemAs, ahorro ... _.
a ]a empresa del Canal unos $30.000 -
por so pericia.
En reconocimiento a sus logros, se
le cntreg6 un Certificado de Servicios
Superiores firmado por el Gobernador
Leber, junto con un cheque por $o150. Las canasteras de la Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City defenderAn el
ttulo conquistador el afio pasado en el campeonato intercolegial de baloncesto
El Sr. Demers y su esposa fijarnin de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal. El torneo de este
su residencia en el NQ 149 de la Calle afio se iniciarAi el viernes 6 de octubre y los preparativos para su imnauguraci6n
Finland, en Berlin. New Hampshire. estAn en march.

Pigina 4