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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. VI, No. 31 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, January 19, 1968


Committee on Youth

Meets With Governor

Community leaders attended a
conference on youth Monday with
Gov. W. P. Leber and Lt. Gov. H. R.
This session, presided over by
Balboa Union Church Pastor Rev.
Clarence C. Payne, was the first meet-
ing of the Governor's Executive Com-
mittee for Youth-Family-Community
Relations. Later meetings will be held
the second Thursday of each month.
As chairman of the Committee,
Reverend Payne briefed committee
members on the background of the
meeting and referred to a report of
a temporary Youth Study Committee
of the Pacific Religious Workers'
Association last year. This report dealt
with youth behavior patterns and
problems found in Pacific side Canal
Zone communities.
The Governor's Executive Com-
mittee grew out of a recommendation.
made in the report, for appointment
of such a standing committee.
The report noted among other
things the need for a better means of
exchanging and sharing important in-
formation about community youth
problems and programs.
Meeting this need will be one of
the key functions of the Gover-
nor's Executive Committee, Rever-
end Payne pointed out. He empha-
sized one of the conclusions of the
report: "the community can be justi-
fiably proud of the majority of its
youth because their behavior and
development are essentially respon-
sible and exemplary."
Governor Leber thanked the mem-
bers for serving on the committee
and pledged his full support to its
work. The committee will touch on
many areas, he said, some of which
have been discussed by the civic
councils. A committee of this type
can give the pulse of the community
by bringing the facts to light.
He urged the members to gather
the facts in the various areas of
study, to examine them and to make
their recommendations. Some of
these will require possible changes in
law or regulation; others may cost
money to carry out.
The Governor pointed out that
happenings which might go un-
noticed in other regions of the world

can attract considerable public notice
when they occur in the Canal Zone.
He closed his remarks by stating that
(Continued on p. 4)

Draft Allowance

Will Be Reduced

On January 28
In view of the fall in Gatun Lake
level and the latest lake level predic-
tions, the 39 feet 6 inches maximum
draft allowance which became effec-
tive January 11 will be reduced to
39 feet effective January 28, accord-
ing to a notice issued by Capt. A. L.
Gallin, Chief of the Navigation
The first draft restrictions of the
year, issued December 28, reduced
the tropical fresh water draft of ships
arriving for transit from 40 feet to
39 feet 6 inches. The 40-foot draft
allowance had been in effect since
August 1967.
Since the beginning of the dry
season, the level of Gatun Lake has
been dropping at an average of .02
foot a day. On January 15, it was
86.44 feet, compared to 87 feet on
December 13.

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks----------
Gatun Locks-----------
Summit Gardens___-----
Miraflores Water Purification
Plant __----
Las Cruces, Grayling,
partial transits ________.
Ship transits:
U.S. Navy ships, 3 _-
H.M.S. Leopard -.---
Grand total---





Horse Show Saturday
The Atlantic Imperial Horse Show
will be held Saturday at Fort Davis
Field. Presented by the Mindi Acres
Riding Club, the show will begin at
10:30 a.m. and continue throughout
the day.

Senator Mark O. Hatfield

Senators From Peru, U.S. Speakers

For January 30 Prayer Breakfast

Peruvian Senator Jos6 Ferreira
Garcia and United States Senator
Mark O. Hatfield will speak at the
4th Annual Canal Zone Governor's
Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, Jan-
uary 30, at 8 a.m., in the Curundu
Junior High School Cafetorium.
Senator Ferreira, who will speak
in Spanish, is dean of the Faculty
of Economic and Social Science at
San Martin de Porres University in
Lima, and is regarded as one of the
best-informed men in the Peruvian
Senate on the subject of economics,
with responsibility for presenting
reports on the economic progress of
the country.
He was born in Iquitos, Peru, and
received his early education there.
He attended high school in Lima and
was graduated from San Marcos and
Federico Villarreal Universities.
He was elected a National Deputy
from the Department of Pasco and
in 1963 was elected Senator from the
Department of Pasco for a 6-year
Senator Hatfield was born in
Dallas, Oreg. He took his bachelor of
arts at Willamette University in 1943,
then entered the U.S. Navy and took
part in amphibious landings at Iwo
Jima and Okinawa. After World
War II he obtained his master's at
Stanford and then accepted a political
science teaching position at Wil-
In 1951 he began his long, success-
ful political career. He's never lost

an election. After serving in the
State Senate, he became Secretary
of State and, after 2 years, was elec-
ted to the first of his two 4-year terms
as Governor. He ran against Con-
gressman Robert Duncan last fall for
the seat of retiring Senator Maurine
B. Neuberger and won easily.
The Hatfields, who are Baptists,
attend Fourth Presbyterian Church
in suburban Bethesda, Md., pastored
by an old friend, the Reverend
Richard Halvorson, who also is
executive director of the International
Christian Leadership which sponsors
the now famous Presidential Prayer
Breakfast attended each year by the
President of the United States.

Some call it a drag.
But to the Panama National Guard
it's a real big headache.
Hot-rodders who have been using
Balboa Avenue in Panama city for a
drag strip are a menace to motorists,
authorities say, and members of the
Panama traffic committee will be
asked to recommend measures to
eliminate the hazard.
Republic of Panama and Canal
Zone authorities have expressed con-
cern about the problem, which in-
volves speedsters from both juris-

Attending the first meeting of the Governor's Executive Committee on Crowe; George V. Richards; S. I. Barkowitz; E. F. McClelland; Col. Robert
Youth-Family-Community Relations were, clockwise from left: Gov. W. P. E. Bryant; Roy A. Watson; Mrs. Beverly Baker; Dr. L. E. Horine; Dr. Mary
Leber; Rev. Clarence C. Payne; Paul M. Runnestrand; Judge Guthrie F. V. Graham; B. I. Everson; and Lt. Gov. H. R. Parfitt.

Madden Dam

Road Repair

Contract Let
A $239,240 contract for the re-
habilitation of 13 miles of Madden
Dam Road extending from Gaillard
Highway to the intersection of the
Boyd-Roosevelt Highway has been
awarded to the Panamanian firm of
Framorco by the Panama Canal.
Framorco entered the low base bid.
Bids ranged up to $331,314. Cons-
tructora Arival and Bildon, Inc., were
the other bidders.
The work, to take nearly a year to
complete, consists of removal of de-
teriorated pavement and repaving
and patching of those areas with con-
crete on a crushed rock base.
Also included in the contract is
cleaning and filling of pavement
cracks, application of bituminous
tack coat and replacement of dete-
riorated pipe culverts with new con-
crete pipe culverts and headwalls.

Plank Street Closed
Monday for Surfacing
The Panama Canal Maintenance
Division will resurface Plank Street
in Balboa Monday, and the street will
be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4
p.m. Plank Street is behind the Scot-
tish Rite Temple, between Gavilan
Road and Amador Road.
All quarters occupants on that street
are being notified to remove their cars
from the house garages before work
starts at 7 a.m., Monday.

dictions and are appealing to the
offenders-and to parents-to help put
a stop to it.
"Organized and properly regulated
drag racing is fine," one official said,
"but we cannot allow it on a busy
public thoroughfare such as Balboa
Panama authorities have indicated
that the 30 m.p.h. speed limit will be
strictly enforced and offenders pros-
ecuted. They have asked the cooper-
ation of Canal Zone Police. The two
law enforcement agencies will ex-
change information and violators will
be closely watched.
"Aside from the danger to life and
limb," a Canal Zone official said, "it
is not right that a few irresponsible
drivers be allowed to ruin the reputa-
tion of all the young motorists who
observe traffic regulations and speed
limits-whether they are in the Canal
Zone or in the Republic of Panama."
Sunday is a popular day for drag-
sters and authorities point out that
this creates an added traffic hazard
for many slow-driving motorists out
for a pleasure drive with their fam-
ilies. On school days, there is a 15
m.p.h. speed zone on Balboa Avenue
near Maria Auxiliadora School, just
east of Gran China Restaurant.

Valentine Formal
The annual Valentine Formal
sponsored by the Balboa High School
senior class will be held from 8:00
p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb-
ruaryl0. Crist6bal Muiioz will pro-
vide the music. Students and alumni
are invited to attend. Reservations
may be made by calling 277-2183 or

Better Watch That

Friendly Draggin'



January 19, 1968

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Grover Robert Barnes, recreation assistant at Los Rios pool, presents his
mother, Mrs. Anna Louise Barnes, recreation specialist at Los Rios Elemen-
tary School, her "I" swimming badge. Mrs. Barnes began work on her "B"
or beginner's swim badge last September and was presented the "B" badge
the middle of October. She worked during lunch hours to improve her swim-
ming capabilities and now holds the "I" or intermediate badge. Her son also
reached a swim milestone, for he has completed his first 50-mile swim under
the American Red Cross 50-mile swim program.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
January 20, 1968

Sat.-Sun.-Mon., 7:30 p.m.-Naked
Runner (ADULT)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Hud (ADULT)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Night Of The
Generals (ADULT)
Fri., 7:30 p.m.-The Big Mouth (AYC)
Sat., 6:30 p.m.-The Jokers (ADULT)
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-Hurry Sundown (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-104 mins.)
-Fun In Acapulco (AY)
Sun.-Mon.-In The Heat Of The Night
Tues.-Tom Jones (ADULT)
Wed.-A Girl Named Tamiko (ADULT)
Thurs.-Cease Fire (AYC)
Fri.-The Big Country (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Fort Ti
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Thunderbirds Are Go
Sun.-The Warning Shot (AY)
Tues.-Cease Fire (AYC)
Wed.-In The Heat Of The Night
Fri.-A Girl Named Tamiko (ADULT)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned) *
Sat.-Mon.-Tues., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00,
7:00 p.m.-Grand Prix (AY)
Wed.-Inherit The Wind (ADULT)
Thurs.-Fri.-The Wizard Of Oz (AYC)
Sat., 6:30 p.m.-The Girl And The General
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-The Family Way
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-99 mins.)-
The Cowboy (AYC)
Sun.-Mon. The Sand Pebbles (AY)
Tues.-Kings Of The Sun (AY)
Wed.-Dingaka (ADULT)
Thurs.- orse Soldiers (AYC)
Fri.-Thunderbirds Are Go (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-To Catch
A Thief (ADULT)
Sat.-Cartoon Carnival (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-108 mins.)
-The Court Jester (AYC)
Sun.-Thoroughly Modern Millie (AYC)
Tues.-Dingaka (ADULT)
Thurs.-The Jokers (ADULT)
Fri.-Horse Soldiers (AYC)

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC or as Listed ***, -
Saturday, January 20, 1968

10:00 a.m.
Police Dog Story-Jim Brown, Merry
Anders: A crime melodrama centering
about a police dog and Iis rookie cop
master who gets in trouble covering up
for a crooked veteran policeman. (R.)
T-82 mins.

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Sons Of Thunder-Spectacle set in ancient
Crete of a tyranical king who destroyed
Jove's temple and proclaimed himself
supreme God. (R.) (Color.)
T-130 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The Last Time I Saw Archie-Robert Mit-
chum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer: It's
loaded with the biggest, longest, loudest
laughs that ever rocked the Army . .
the screen . and you! (R.)
T-105 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Challenge Of Rin Tin Tin-An ideal treat
for dog-lovers everywhere particularly
children. (R.) (SIT.) T-93 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Three Worlds Of Gulliver-Jo Morrow,
Kerwin Mathews: Nothing less than a
miracle in motion pictures! So fantastic,
so real that you will want to see it again
and again! (R.) (Color.) T-107 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Magic Boy-Animated Cartoon: An action-
filled story of the adventures of a boy
who becomes a master of magic marvels.
(R.) (Color.) T-90 mins.

OAll 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.
IH-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Above, Mrs. Patricia Basham Chris-
tian, lifeguard at the Los Rios Swim-
ming Pool since the pool opened,
holds up eight fingers to signify the
number of times she has completed
the American Red Cross 50-mile
swim. That means 400 miles of swim-
ming. In recognition of her accom-
plishment she will receive her 8th
card from the American Red Cross,
which issues a special 50-mile swim
card to each swimmer who completes
the requirements.

17th St. Luke's

Spring Festival

Will Be Feb. 10

(Schedule subject to change without notice)




The 17th annual Spring Festival of WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
the Cathedral of St. Luke, Ancon, is 3:00-Test Pattern
scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 4:00-Afternoon
S4:15-"Discovery" (Repeat)
at Morgan's Gardens on Gaillard 5:00-SCN Afternoon News
Highway. 5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Magic Room
Lt. Col. Walter B. Cochran is gen- 6:00-Dateline
eral chairman this year. Assisting him
on the Central Operating Committee
are Lt. Col. Robert J. Altman, Lt. Col. BROW S G
Caleb Vincent, and the Very Reverend
Mainer J. Peterson, Dean of the Ca- "
thedral. The Right Reverend R. Heber CO LLTIO II
Gooden, Bishop of the Missionary By Emily J. Price
Diocese of Panama and the Canal
Zone, is honorary chairman of the Short story fans have an unusual
Spring Festival Committee. choice in The Story Today, 1966-67.
More than 5,000 persons have Outstanding literary figures from
attended the festivals in recent years. nine countries were asked to select
In addition to the gardens, devel- the best story written in their country
oped by Mrs. Charles P. Morgan for during the preceding year. The result
many years, attractions will include is a remarkable collection of new
sales of items at the Bohio, Arts and writers writing well, from a gentle
Crafts, and White Elephant booths Danish tale about a mouse to an
and the traditional games: "Dunk the Italian account of the incomprehen-
Darling," ring toss, dart throw, base- sible behavior of Americans abroad
ball throw, "Hole in One," basketball and a fierce English story of a badger
throw, "Feed the Goose," and the hunt.
fishing pond. There also will be music Benjy Boone is a pleasant, old-
by the 79th Army Band and dancers fashioned story by Maurice Dolbier.
from Panama. Set in 1839 it tells the story of the

A total of 556 employees were
presented 5-year service awards in
1967; 291 received 10-year awards;
353, 20-year awards; 116, 30-year
awards; 26 employees received 40-
year awards; and 3 employees re-
ceived 50-year awards.

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 Cana' 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.

lad Benjy who sets out from his home
in Maine to look for his father. Join-
ing a company of actors, Benjy goes
through the Erie Canal and the Great
Lakes to the new cities of Chicago,
Springfield, and St. Louis. A frontier
atmosphere prevails and the book is
enjoyable reading.
Little old ladies from Glasgow
have suddenly become popular sub-
jects for novels. One such novel is
Margaret Forster's The Travels of
Maudie Tipstaff. Maudie takes off
from her Glasgow home to visit her
children. She carries along all her
prejudices and foibles and succeeds
in thoroughly upsetting all their lives.
The author is good at portraying
startling personalities. Her last one
was "Georgy Girl."
Jacquie Durrell is the wife of
Gerald Durrell, who has written
several light-hearted books about his
animal-hunting expeditions. Now she
has written a book Beasts in My Bed
to tell her side of the journeys.
Although trained as an opera singer
and averse to zoos, Mrs. Durrell has
happily lived in places like Bafut and
Patagonia and cheerfully tended a

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:15-The Answer
1:50-NASA Film: "The Twelve
2:35-Sunday Playhouse:
"Esther and the King"
4:40-CBS Golf Classic
5:30-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
6:35-College Bowl
7:00-The Smothers Brothers
Comedy Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan Show
9:00-"The Story of Old Glory"
9:15-Dick Powell Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Frontier Boy of the Early
11:00-The Sacred Heart

4:15-"Mayor of the Town"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:30-"Visit with a Sculptor"
6:30-"The Bobby Lord Show"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Carol Burnett Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Shocking Miss Pilgrim"
10:25-Focus on Today
10:45-"Cavalcade of America"

3:00-Test Pattern
4-:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-Planet Earth
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Jerry Lewis Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
Stanley & Livingston"
10:20-"Missioned of California"
10:30-Focus on Today

host of exotic animals. The book is
also a vivid picture of an interesting
Science fiction is now dealing with
psychological matters. In Quicksand,
by John Brunner, a young English
physician falls in love with a strange
girl who is committed to a mental
institution. As he becomes more and
more involved with her he realizes
that she is a visitor to Earth from
another era of time. He finds himself
more in love with the world she rep-
resents than with the girl herself and
there are unexpected results.
C. P. Snow is a well-known English
novelist. His new book Variety of
Men is not a novel however but a
series of impressions of nine men,
great figures of our time, all of whom
(except Stalin) Snow has known. With
a novelist's eye for points of character
and the unique background of career
experience in both science and
politics, Snow writes about Churchill,
Einstein, Robert Frost, Dag Ham-
marskjold and others in a clear and
lucid style that is a delight to read.
This is an important and fascinating

Fast Walk

An item in the Canal Record in
May 1910 reported on a walking
match across the Isthmus between
Edward Silbey of Ancon and J. P. L.
Taylor of Panama. It was won by
Silbey, who made the distance from
the American wharf in Panama to
the fire department wharf in Colon
in 10 hours, 19 minutes. Taylor's
time was 12 hours and 20 minutes.
The line of the Panama Railroad was
followed and the distance was 48

Page 2

6:30-Report: Vietnam Report
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
Bob Hope Show: "Shoot-In
at NBC"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Mike Douglas Show
10:20-"Strange Underground
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Bob Cummings Show

3:00-Test Pattern
4:15-Bob Cummings Show
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
10:15-Armed Forces Digest
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man
3:00-Test Pattern
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
7:05-The Jackie Gleason Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05--Armchair Theater:
"Say One for Me"
11:05-Focus on Today
11:35-Mayor of the Town

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:15-The Bob Hope Show:
"Shoot-In at NBC"
5:05-The Thin Man
5:35-Mickie Finn's
6:00-Weekend '67
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Planet of Blood"
7:50-Frank McGee Report
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Lawrence Welk Show
9:00-Greatest Dramas:
"Old Man Par"
9:15-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is The Life

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January 19, 1968


Chief of Clinic

Speaks Jan. 26

At Balboa High
Dr. William T. Bailey, Chief of the
Thyroid Clinic at Gorgas Hospital,
will give a series of lectures on "The
Physiology of the Thyroid" before
members of the Balboa High School
physiology classes on January 26.
Three classes taught by Mrs. Kathe-
rine Adams, biology and physiology
teacher, will hear the talks by Dr.
Bailey. He will illustrate his talk with
slides and will show some clinical
pictures of patients with malfunction-
ing thyroids.
Dr. Bailey received his bachelor of
arts and doctor of medicine degrees at
Tulane University. He was graduated
in 1951 and has been with Gorgas
Hospital ever since, completing his
internship and residency at the hos-
pital here.
An internist by training, he is going
into radioisotope work more inten-
sively. At the end of this month he
will go to the University of California
in San Francisco for radioisotope
training. A major phase of his work
involves measuring thyroid functions
using radioactive iodine.

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uvioli zopicj

Sunday is cook's day off, so why
not treat your favorite "cook" to Sun-
day Brunch at the Tivoli Guest
The Brunch menu for Sunday is:
assorted fruit and juice trays, rolled
hot cakes with fruit filling, French
toast with syrup, roast beef hash with
eggs, grilled ham, grilled bacon,
assorted dry cereals, buttered toast,
cinnamon toast, jam, jelly, popovers,
assorted coffee cakes, coffee, tea,
Brunch is served in the Roosevelt
Room from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Call 2-2111 for reservations. Adults:
$1.50, children: $1.
The Monday night buffet for Jan-
uary 22 has been canceled due to
other commitments. Regular Coffee
Shop service will be available.
Watch for our "Oriental Night"
buffet on January 29.

"Million" Fish
Brought to Isthmus
During construction days on the
Canal a species of fish known as
"million" from Barbados was brought
to the Isthmus to be used in mosquito
The absence of malaria in Barbados
was attributed to these fish, which
feed near the surface of the water on
larvae of the malaria carrying mos-
quito and also on the adult mosquito.

"Just keep dusting the room, fussing
with the bed, and asking him if he
wants anything, and he'll be back at
the office tomorrow."
(Courtesy National Safety News)

John C. Fawcett, far left, principal of the Curundu Junior High School, works with Pacific side elementary school
boys and girls on the low hurdles event preparing for the Pacific area elementary track meet January 26 in Balboa
Stadium. Eleven Pacific side elementary schools are to participate. Mrs. M. F. Morris is director of the track meet.

Spinning Club's

Annual Meeting

Monday Night

The annual meeting of the Diablo
Spinning Club will be held Monday
evening at the American Legion Club,
Fort Amador. There will be a cock-
tail hour from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed
by dinner. The business session will
follow the dinner.
Officers and members of the board
of directors are to be elected and the
business session agenda includes pro-
posed amendments to the constitution
and bylaws.
Dues and ramp fees must be paid
by January 22, and must be paid in
order to vote at the annual meeting.
They may be paid Monday night.
Locks at the club's facilities will be
changed before 6 a.m., January 23.
New keys and decals will be issued
upon payment of dues. Keys for 1967
may be turned in at the annual meet-
ing or at the Diablo Spinning Club
on or after Tuesday.
For reservations for Monday night,
call Al DeLe6n, 2-1505 (between 7
a.m. and 4 p.m.) or Hugh Norris,
2-2311, or George Black, 2-1524 (the
latter two after 4:30 p.m.).

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. Will registrants who becomes
fathers after the new Selective
Service law becomes effective be
deferred in class III-A?
A. Every case is considered on an
individual basis, hence an all-inclu-
sive answer cannot be given. Under
the new regulations, the only change
in father deferments in class III-A is
the addition of a restriction that
registrants who are classified in class
II-S after the new Selective Service
law went into effect on July 1, 1967,
shall not be eligible thereafter for
deferment in class III-A as fathers;
however, they may still qualify for
deferment in class III-A by proving
hardship to dependents, if such is
the case. Students who are being con-
tinued in class II-S on the effective
date of the new law and who are not
subsequently granted an extension of
deferment in class II-S are not effected
by the above restriction.

Twenty-four Panamanian under-
graduates participated in the Student
Trainee Program, the Cooperative
Education Program, of the Canal
organization during fiscal year 1967.



Theodore F. Babich
Dudley Francis
William K. Morgan
Arthur V. Nygard
Charles A. Parks
Joseph E. Flynn
Rudolph A. Gangle
Edward T. Mulroy
James Miller
DeWitt E. Myers
Dona M. Jones
Kathleen Kaderly
Donna M. Mahrenholz
Urban A. Martinez
Elfrida Patton
Berta Villarreal

Curb Service
Ken Kugelard of Allegan, Mich.,
didn't wait for the fire department to
come to him when a fire started in
the back seat of his car. He tele-
phoned the fire department, shouting:
"My car's on fire. I'll be right over."
At the station firemen put out the
blaze and Kugelard drove away.

Sister Mary Aquin
Richard E. Clouse
John P. Elliott
Justo M. Fernandez
Walter J. Tighe
Robert A. Wallace


James P. Johnson
Rodolfo Sorley
Richard Condon
George J. Herring
Alfred Grimes
William Catron
Reginald Mason
Hubert Gould
Edward Overstreet
Julian Butcher
Clarence Ferguson
Belisario Guti rrez
Adolphus McFarland

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Steady Canal customers are the Grace Line's Santa ships, the "Santa Mag-
dalena," "Santa Mariana," "Santa Mercedes," and "Santa Maria." All made
their maiden voyages about 4 years ago, but the "Santa Maria" holds a special
interest for the Isthmus, for it is dedicated to the Republic of Panama. Major
art work on the vessel features designs inherent in the Panamanian culture,
and in a case near the purser's office stands a tall figure dressed in Panama's
handsome pollera. The "Santa Maria" started the New Year with its 125th
transit of the Panama Canal. The vessel has carried an estimated 17,000 tons
of cargo consigned to Panama and has brought approximately 5,000 pas-
sengers to the Isthmus, many of them on round trips from New York to Peru.
On both southbound and northbound voyages a number of them take
advantage of the opportunity to become better acquainted with Panama.
The vessel also carries about 120 tons of shrimp weekly to New York. Local
agents are Panama Agencies Co.



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We hear of some employees who
are in the hospital, but probably the
quietest one of all is Capt. Ove Hultin,
Canal pilot, who has a fractured jaw
The Fire Division personnel are
harassing Freddie Mohl because the
day after he umpired the opening
game of the Little League, he was so
stiff and sore he could hardly walk
(It's O.K., Freddie-just let your
fingers do the walking!) . Bill Wigg
looks tired these days since the Soft-
ball League starts their night games
after 10:00 p.m.! . .
The Octi Fair in the Interior, about
312 hours driving time from Balboa,
opens today and runs through Sun-
day. Some folks from the Zone are
taking a camper-truck caravan up
there for the weekend . Teddy
Arias, Jr., is a real live wire at the Car-
nival activities about town . Dick
Morgan just got back from Florida
State University where he was work-
ing on his Master's degree . Some
of our Canal Zone boys in service in
the Pleiku area in Vietnam wrote to
say there was a sign on one of the
widest rivers in the area with the
name in Vietnamese and underneath
it, the English translation: "Nama
Canal," when they went out on
patrol. On their return, the sign read:
"Panama Canal-Courtesy of the 25th
Infantry Division'. ."
Joe Wood is having a good year
at bat in the Softball League . .
Maggie Jannsen plays with dolls-
pretty, handmade Raggedy Anns
which are the handiwork of Nina,
Jenkins .
of the few books women hate to put
down until they finish it is a check-
Ed Wardlow says with mini-skirts
on the way out, maybe this year girls
will be back in . Sign sen on a
car in Cristobal: "Have kids-must
travel!" .
Did you see all those gorgeous Car-
nival Queen candidates around the
Building last Friday? WOW!!! . .
One of our readers sent in the fol-
lowing: (Dedicated to those planning
on taking Home Leave this year):
I could say "Charge it!" in a flash-
But I'm long on credit-short on
We were told that if Howard Hughes
keeps buying up land in Nevada at
the rate he's been going, we'll soon
have a flag with 49 stars and a pair of
To Frank Hirt of the Postal Division
for not putting red crosses on the sides
of that B-I-G white Cadillac limou-
Dick Tomford making his rounds
of the Building . Dick Hem in his
big new Chevrolet . Rogelio Quin-
tero putting on a great UF Auto Show
at the Balboa Skating Rink . Artie
Pollack shooting pix of the locks over-
haul at Gatun ... Ed Sharer and Don
Coffey wishing they had a black
attache case at Claims . Charlie
Cobb, George Brawand, and Luther
Norwood of the Tivoli are very busy
this month . And how was your
week, readers?
That's all for this week. See you
next week and don't forget to send in
your items to "It's No Secret," Box
M, Balboa Heights. Until next time,
remember that famous epitaph on a
headstone, in Vermont erected by a
widow for her late husband: "Rest
In Peace-Until We Meet Again!"
Bye now . .

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Lifting the lower east gate from its hinges looks easy from a distance but it is really a delicate operation re-
quiring a steady hand and good judgment. Walter Malone, skipper of the crane "Hercules," was in charge of the lift.

Crane Hercules

Lifts Gates on

Gatun Overhaul

The floating crane Hercules, which
is being employed at Gatun locks to
lift the 745-ton miter gates off their
hinges and set them down on keel
blocks for overhaul, is a 53-year-old
piece of Dredging Division equip-
ment built for the Canal in Germany.
Like her identical twin, the Ajax,
the Hercules was one of the largest
cranes in the world when she was
built and is still one of the largest of
its type.

Annual Boy Scout Olympics Slated

January 27 at Margarita, Coco Solo

The annual Boy Scout Olympics,
sponsored by Knights of Columbus
Council No. 1371, Balboa, for mem-
bers of the Canal Zone Council, Boy
Scouts of America, will be held
January 27.
The Olympics will be held at two
locations on the Atlantic side, with
swimming at the Margarita pool and
track at the Coco Solo field. The
Olympics is open to boy scout troop
members in the council aged 11
through 14.

The Ajax was sold in 1955 to the Hams Sponsoring
Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd. of

New Orleans but the Hercules has
remained in service and was first used
to lift miter gates for overhaul in 1959
when this system was tested as one
of the many to speed up locks over-
Although she is built to lift a maxi-
mum weight of 250 long tons, the
crane has no difficulty with the gate
leaves because they are compart-
mented and are buoyant enough so
that the weight to be lifted in water
is approximately 200 long tons.
Recently the Hercules underwent
overhaul at the Industrial Division
yard at Mount Hope and in the proc-
ess has a complete new boiler in-
stalled. It was the first boiler change
since she was built.
The Ajax and the Hercules were
built in 1914 at a total cost of
$847,500. The pontoons with the
internal machinery, complete with a
considerable part of the superstruc-
ture in place, were towed across the
Atlantic by tugs just before World
War I broke out.

Thiel Reelected

By Leica Club
Club Leica de Panama members
have elected Gordon E. Thiel for a
third term as president. He is a char-
ter member and co-founder. Fred
Szymanski was elected vice president
and Leonard B. Talburt was named
The annual Leica Club dinner will
be held in the Roosevelt Room of the
Tivoli Guest House Saturday, Jan-
nuary 27, at 7:15 p.m. At this meet-
ing a panel of judges will select the
"slide of the year" from the past
year's prize winners.

First QSO Party

For Jan. 27, 28

The Canal Zone Amateur Radio
Association and the Crossroads Ama-
teur Radio Club are sponsoring the
first annual Canal Zone QSO (code
word for contact) party to be held
from 1700Z January 27, which would
be noon in the Canal Zone to 0500Z
January 29, or midnight January 28
in the Canal Zone.
Suggested operating frequencies
are 3.725, 3.950, 7.135, 7.245,
14.070, 14.275, 21.175, 21.335,
28.050, and 28.700 kilocycles.
One point will be awarded for
each phone or CW QSO (CW is the
word for code) with Canal Zone sta-
tions. The same station may be
worked on each mode and band. All
participants must submit an accurate
log listing Canal Zone stations
worked, time, date, frequency, and
mode. To obtain score, multiply the
number of QSO's, or contacts, com-
pleted by the number of bands used.
Awards will be given to the highest
scorer in each State of the United
States and each foreign country, as
well as in the Canal Zone. Deadline
for receipt of logs is March 15. Logs
should be sent to the Canal Zone
Amateur Radio Association, Box 407,
Balboa. Results will appear in QST,
the official publication of the Amer-
ican Radio Relay League.

A total of 188 employees received
Superior Service Awards in fiscal year
1967; 172 were presented Outstand-
ing Performance; 10 Distinguished
Service; 3 Eminently Satisfactory
Extended Service (50 years). Fifty-
five employees received Quality Step

Scouts are asked to check in at the
Margarita pool by 8:45 a.m. in order
to begin the swimming meet at 9:00
a.m. After lunch, the track meet will
be held at Coco Solo field. The
awards ceremony is expected to be
about 4:00 p.m.
All scoutmasters have been sent
complete information concerning the
Olympics and scouts are urged to
make plans to attend through their
troop leader. Emblems will be
awarded the first 180 scouts regis-
tered with the Canal Zone Council
office. Scoutmasters are reminded of
the various deadlines to be met by
the troop. Pacific side troops that plan
to ride the train must contact the
scout office not later than Monday.
The Knights of Columbus will
award special Olympic medals to the
first three place winners in each event.
The scout who scores the highest
number of points on an individual
basis will receive a medal. Trophies
also will be awarded the top three
troops on a total meet score. The
point system will be a five for first,
three for second, two for third, one
for fourth, and one-half point for
fifth place.
The following events will be held
in the swimming portion of the Olym-
pics: 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter
backstroke, 50-meter breastroke, 100-
meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle
relay, 150-meter medley relay, and 1
meter diving. The track events: 100-
yard dash, 220-yard dash, 440-yard
dash, 880-yard relay, shot put, high
jump, and broad jump. Scouts aged
11-13 may enter up to three events
in each of the two areas. Scouts who
are 14 may enter only two in each
area. Troop members who are 14 and
up may not take part in the Boy Scout
Olympics but can sign up for the
Explorer Olympics.
All taking part are asked to bring
their own bag lunch and also to attend
the Olympics in uniform. Those
taking part in the track meet should
wear gym shorts.
For more information contact the
scout office at 2-3711 or 2-3512 or
their scoutmaster.

The Soul Foundation Combo will
play for the young dancers at the
Balboa Teen Club tonight from 7:30
to 11:30 p.m. Dress will be sports-
wear. Members will be admitted free.
Non-members pay a nominal fee.

Regulations Govern

Political Activities

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Need you be reminded? It's 1968.
We are 4 years older, and it's time
again for presidential elections in the
Republic of Panama and in the United
The elections in the Republic of
Panama will be held in May 1968.
The elections in the United States
will be held in November of this year.
Questions are currently being asked
concerning regulations governing par-
ticipation by employees of the Pan-
ama Canal organization in Panama-
nian political activities.
The pertinent official regulations
are contained in 35 CFR (Code
of Federal Regulations) 225.735-41
"Participation in Panamanian Political
Activities" which read as follows:
"In view of the geographical and
other relationships between the Re-
public of Panama and the Canal Zone,
the following policies are prescribed
concerning participation by em-
ployees in Panamanian political
"a. Employees residing in the
Canal Zone who are not Panamanian
citizens shall not engage in any form
of Panamanian political activity.
"b. Employees who are Panama-
nian citizens may exercise political
rights guaranteed to them by Pan-
amanian law. They may affiliate
themselves with the political party
of their choice. They may attend
political meetings and be free to vote
in all elections without jeopardizing
their position with the Panama Canal
agencies. However, no employee
"(1) Engage in Panamanian poli-
tical activity in or from within the
Canal Zone;
"(2) Engage in Panamanian poli-
tical activity during duty hours; or
"(3) Use his job or position with
the Panama Canal agencies in the
advancement of Panamanian political
"(c) Any employee who may be
appointed or elected to political office
in the Republic of Panama shall be
required to terminate his employment
with the Panama Canal agencies."

Youth Committee
(Continued from p. 1)
he will always be available to the
committee to help it carry out its
important functions.
Generally, the committee will con-
cern itself with coordinating, moni-
toring, studying, and recommending
community policies and activities
directly ,Ii-. i..", youth welfare and
development in the Canal Zone.
Specific areas of consideration will
be brought up by committee mem-
bers. It was brought out in the meet-
ing that members of the public are
asked to support the work of the
committee by calling to members'
attention matters which Canal Zone
residents feel should be looked into.
Committee members it. i..1;,.i the
meeting besides Reverend Payne
were: Paul M. Runnestrand, Execu-
tive Secretary; B. I. Everson, Civil
Affairs Director; S. I. Barkowitz,
assistant principal of Curundu Junior
High School; George V. Richards,
principal of Paraiso Junior-Senior
Iigh School; Dr. L. E. Horine,
supervisor, Physical Education and
Athletics, U.S. schools; Dr. Mary V.
Graham, chief, Community Health
Branch, Division of Preventive Med-
icine; Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, U.S.
District Court; Mrs. Beverly Baker,
president, U.S. Civic Council of Coco
Solo; Roy A. Watson, representative
to Governor's Conference, Latin
American Civic Council, Rainbow
City; E. F. McClelland, executive
director, YMCA; and Col. Robert E.
Bryant, deputy director, Logistics
Director, J-4, IHeadquarters, U.S.
Southern Command.

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The rights and restrictions concern-
ing permitted and prohibited political
activities of employees of the U.S.
Federal Government, including em-
ployees of the Panama Canal organi-
zation, are governed by provisions of
the Hatch Act . contained in sec-
tions 7321-27 of Title 5, United States
Code, and the implementing regula-
tions and instructions of the United
States Civil Service Commission in
5 CFR Part 733 and Federal Per-
sonnel Manual Chapter 733. An up-
dated listing of permitted and pro-
hibited activities contained in the
Hatch Act is expected soon and will
be published in a future issue of the

5,500 PanCanal

Employees Get

Pay Hike Feb. 1

A 15 cents an hour minimum wage
increase, to $1.15, on February 1 will
mean approximately $1.5 million base
pay increase for some 5,500 Panama
Canal employees, virtually all of them
non-U.S. citizen employees.
The actual earnings increase will
be possibly about 20 percent higher,
as the $1.5 million figure does not in-
clude overtime, Sunday or night
differential, holiday compensation, or
any other type of premium pay.
Application of the Fair Labor
Standards Act $1 minimum wage last
February brought increases of about
$650,000 to approximately 4,000 em-
Additional minimum wage increases
provided for under the act will boost
the minimum to $1.30 February 1,
1969, to $1.45 February 1, 1970, and
$1.60 February 1, 1971.

Auto Show Open

Through Monday
The United Fund Auto Show
opens its second showing of the
latest 1968 autos at 5:00 p.m.
today at the Balboa Skating Rink,
near Pier 18. The show will con-
tinue through Monday evening,
opening from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., tonight
and Monday.
There are amusements for the
kiddies and refreshments are
available. A nominal entrance fee
is charged, with proceeds going to
the United Fund.

Coming Events

19-21-Annual Folklore, Agriculture, and
Industrial Fair at Ocu, one of
the outstanding fairs in the
20-Mindi Acres Riding Club's First
Atlantic Imperial Horse Show
at Fort Davis Field. Riders
from both sides of the Isthmus
will participate. Admission: 75
cents for adults, 25 cents for
26 -Pacific Side Elementary Track
Meet at Balboa Stadium, 7
30-4th Annual Governor's Prayer
Breakfast at Curundu Junior
High School Cafetorium, 8 a.m.
Speakers will be Peruvian
Senator Jos6 Ferreira Garcia,
of the Department of Pasco,
and U.S. Senator Mark O.
Hatfield, of Oregon.
2- 3-Balboa Relays, featuring local and
a States guest team, at Balboa
Stadium beginning, 6:45 p.m.
8-Boy Scout Birthday.
12-Lincoln's Birthday.
14-Valentine Day.
18-24-Shot Gun Tournament and Cal-
cutta at the anama Golf (lub.
18-24-National Engineers' Week.
21-Pro-Am Tournament at the Pan-
ama Golf Club.
22-Washington's Birthday. (IHoliday
22-225 -Panama Open (;Iolf Tourrrnam- t at
the Panama Goif Chlb.

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Vol. VI, No. 31 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 19 de Enero de 1968

Dos Senadores Hablaran

En el Desayuno Plegaria

El Senador peruano Jos6 Ferreira
Garcia y el Senador estadounidense
Mark O. Hatfield seran los oradores
en el Cuarto Desayuno Plegaria
Anual del Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal el martes 30 de enero a las
8 a.m. en el cafetorium de la Escuela
Intermedia de Curund6. (Foto en la
secci6n inglesa).
El Senador Ferreira, quien hablara
en espafiol, es decano de la Facultad
de Economia y Ciencias Sociales de
la Universidad San Martin de Porres
de Lima, y es uno de los hombres
mas versados en material de economic
en el Senado peruano, donde tiene
la responsabilidad de presentar los
informes sobre el progress econ6-
mico del pais.

Abrira Hasta el Lunes

Exposici6n de Autos
La Exposici6n de Autos del
Fondo Unido, abrirA nuevamente
esta tarde a las 5 p.m., con una
exhibici6n de los i6timos models
para 1968, en la Pista de Patinaje
de Balboa, situada cerca del Mue-
lle 18. La exposici6n continuarA
abierta hasta el lunes. Mafiana
sAbado, abrira de 3 a 10 p.m. Hoy
y el lunes abrira desde las 5 p.m.
hasta las 10 p.m.
Habra diversiones para los ni-
fios y refrescos para todos. Se
cobrara una entrada nominal y lo
que se recaude ira a engrosar el
Fondo Unido de la Zona del

Naci6 en Iquitos, Peri, y alli curs6
sus primeros studios. Asisti6 a la es-
cuela secundaria en Lima y se gra-
du6 en las Universidades de San Mar-
cos y Federico Villarreal.
Fue elegido Diputado Nacional del
Departamento de Pasco y en 1963
fue electo Senador del Departamento
de Pasco por un period de 6 afios.
El Senador Hatfield naci6 en
Dallas, Oreg6n. Se gradu6 de Licen-
ciado en la Universidad de Willamette
en 1943, entr6 luego a la Armada de
Estados Unidos y tom6 parte en el
desembarco anfibio en Iwo Jima y
Okinawa. Despubs de la II Guerra
Mundial obtuvo su grado de maestria
en Stanford, y acept6 luego una cate-
dra para ensefiar ciencia political en
En 1951 comenz6 su larga y exi-
tosa carrera political. Nunca ha per-
dido una elecci6n. De Senador de
Estado, lleg6 a ser Secretario de Es-
tado y, despu6s de 2 aaios, fue elegi-
do para el primero de sus dos perio-
dos de 4 afos como Gobernador. Fue
opositor del Congresista Robert Dun-
can en el otofio pasado para ocupar el
asiento del Senador jubilado Maurine
B. Neuberger y gan6 facilmente.
Los Hatfields, quienes son Bautis-
tas, asisten a la Cuarta Iglesia Presbi-
teriana de Bethesda, que esta a cargo
de un viejo amigo, el Reverendo
Richard Halvorson, quien es tambien
director ejecutivo de la Direcci6n In-
ternacional Cristiana que patrocina
actualmente el famoso Desayuno
Plegaria Presidencial al que asiste
todos los afios el Presidente de los
Estados Unidos.

Comit6 Ejecutivo

Ha Sido Nombrado

Lideres de la comunidad asistieron
el lunes a una conferencia de trabajo
sobre la juventud, en la cual estuvie-
ron el Gobernador W. P. Leber y el
Vicegobernador H. R. Parfitt. (Foto
en la secci6n inglesa.)
La sesi6n, presidida por el Pastor
de la Union Church de Balboa Reve-
rendo Clarence C. Payne, constituy6
la primera reunion del Comit6 Eje-
cutivo del Gobernador de las Rela-
ciones de la Comunidad, la Juventud
y la Familia. SeguirA reuni6ndose los
segundos martes de cada mes.
Como president del Comite, el
Reverendo Payne ilustr6 a los miem-
bros sobre los antecedentes de la
reunion y se refiri6 a un informed del
afio pasado rendido por un Comit6
Temporal de Estudio sobre la Juven-
tud de la Asociaci6n de Trabajadores
Religiosos del Pacifico. Este informed
se refiere a los patrons del compor-

Rebajado Calado

Mdximo del Canal
Debido al descenso del nivel del
Lago Gatin y a las iltimas predic-
ciones respect a ese nivel, el calado
mAximo permisible de 39 pies 6 pul-
gadas que empez6 a ser efectivo el
11 de enero, serA reducido a 39 pies,
a partir del 28 de enero, dice un
anuncio hecho por el Capitan A. L.
Callin, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Nave-
Las primeras restricciones al cala-
do de las naves que cruzan el Canal
fueron emitidas el 28 de diciembre
y redujeron el calado mAximo permi-
sible en agua dulce tropical a las
naves en trAnsito, de un maximo de
40 pies, a 39 pies 6 pulgadas. Dicho
calado mAximo de 40 pies habia es-
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

tamiento juvenile y a problems juve-
niles en las comunidades del sector
Pacifico de la Zona del Canal.
El Comite Ejecutivo del Goberna-
dor naci6 de una recomendaci6n, he-
cha en el informed, de que se nom-
brara un comit6 de ese nivel.
El informed sefiala entire otras cosas,
que existe la necesidad de mejorar los
medios de intercambio de informa-
ci6n important acerca de los pro-
blemas y programs juveniles de las
Enfrentarse a esta necesidad sera
una de las principles funciones del
Comit6 Ejecutivo del Gobernador,
dijo el Reverendo Payne. Recalc6
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

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Esta vista area nos muestra el sitio donde comienza hoy la famosa Feria de San SebastiAn en la poblaci6n de Oc6,
en la cual participaran los Estados Unidos. (1) Terrenos de la Feria. (2) Exposiciones del Canal de Panama, de las
Fuerzas Armadas de Estados Unidos, del Servicio Informative de Estados Unidos y de la Alianza para el Progreso.
(3) Entrada a los terrenos de la Feria. (4) Posada de San SebastiAn. (5) Lugar de estacionamiento para remolques.
(6) Lugar donde deberin caer los paracaidistas. La Feria de San Sebastiin finalizara el domingo pr6ximo.

Salario Minimo

Aumentara en el

Mes de Febrero
Un aumento de 15 centavos por
hora del salario minimo, o sea a
$1.15, a partir del 19 de febrero, sig-
nificara aproximadamente un aumen-
to de $1.5 millones en el pago bAsico
de unos 5.500 empleados del Canal
de Panama, la mayoria de ellos ciu-
dadanos no estadounidenses.
El aumento de salario sera posi-
blemente un 20 por ciento mAs alto,
ya que la cifra de $1.5 millones no
incluye sobretiempos, diferenciales
de trabajo nocturno o en domingo,
compensaciones por dias feriados, o
cualquier otro tipo de pago.
La aplicaci6n de la Ley de Prac-
ticas Laborales Equitativas que au-
ment6 el salario minimo a $1 en fe-
brero pasado signific6 un aumento
de unos $650.000 a aproximadamente
4.000 empleados.
Los aumentos adicionales del sala-
rio minimo previstos por dicha ley
se haran el 10 de febrero de 1969,
cuando quedara en $1.30; el 19 de
febrero de 1970, en $1.45; y el 19
de febrero de 1971, cuando serA
aumentado a $1.60.

Necesitan Voluntarios

Para Cursos de Verano

El Consejo de Recreaci6n de Ve-
rano de la Zona del Canal esta acep-
tando instructors voluntarios para
esta temporada.
Se hace un llamado especial a los
varones que puedan servir de ins-
tructores, para ensefiar a los j6venes
diferentes manualidades durante sus
vacaciones escolares, pero tambien se
necesitan instructors para las niias.
Muy especialmente se solicita la
cooperaci6n de las personas que sir-
vieron anteriormente en los cursos de
Todas las personas que deseen co-
operar con los cursos de verano, pa-
trocinados por el Consejo de Recrea-
ci6n de Verano de la Zona del Canal,
deberAn ponerse en contact con los
funcionarios del consejo en su res-
pectiva comunidad, y asistir a las re-
uniones que tendrAn lugar la semana

Los voluntarios de Paraiso y Pe-
dro Miguel se reunirAn en el Sal6n
de Actividades de la Escuela Prima-
ria de Paraiso, el martes 23 de enero,
a las 6 p.m.
Una reunion similar tendra lugar
en el gimnasio de Rainbow City, el
mi6rcoles 24 de enero, a las 6:30 p.m.
Los voluntarios de Santa Cruz ten-
drAn su reuni6n en la Escuela Prima-
ria de Santa Cruz, el sabado 27 de
enero, a la 1 p.m.
Miles de nifios de las escuelas lati-
noamericanas de la Zona del Canal
se beneficiaran con este program de
vacaciones, por lo que se solicita la
cooperaci6n de todas las personas in-
teresadas en el bienestar de la comu-
En este program, muchos nifios
han aprendido manualidades, desa-
rrollado habilidades extras y gozado
sus vacaciones.

Repararan Carretera

A la Represa Madden
Un contrato por $239.240, para la
rehabilitaci6n de 13 millas de la Ca-
rretera a la Represa de Madden,
desde la Carretera Gaillard hasta la
intersecci6n de la Carretera Boyd-
Roosevelt, ha sido otorgado por el
Canal de Panama a la firma paname-
fia Framorco.
Framorco hizo la propuesta mis
baja. Hubo propuestas hasta por
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Anuncio de Importancia

Para Todo el Personal

Por si acaso no lo recuerdan, les diremos que estamos en 1968. Somos 4
afios mas viejos y nuevamente habra elecciones este afio en la Repiublica de
PanamA y en Estados Unidos.
Las elecciones en la Replblica de PanamA tendrAn lugar en mayo de 1968.
Las de Estados Unidos se efectuaran en noviembre de este afio.
Por lo com6n se hacen preguntas respect a la participaci6n de los em-
pleados de la empresa del Canal de Panama en las actividades political
El reglamento official al respect esta contenido en el N 35 CFR (C6digo
de Reglamento Federal) 225.735-41 "Participaci6n en las Actividades
Politicas de PanamA" que dice asi:
"En vista de las relaciones geograficas y de otra naturaleza que existen
entire la Repiblica de PanamA y la Zona del Canal, se establecen las siguientes
normas en relaci6n con la participaci6n de los empleados en las actividades
political en Panama:
"a. Los empleados residents en la Zona del Canal que no son ciudadanos
panamefios no tomarAn parte en ninguna forma de actividad political de
"b. Los empleados que son ciudadanos panamefios pueden ejercer los
derechos politicos que les garantizan las leyes de Panama. Pueden afiliarse
al partido politico de su agrado. Pueden asistir a reuniones political y podran
votar en todas las elecciones sin comprometer su posici6n en las agencies
del Canal de PanamA. Sin embargo, ning6n empleado podrA:
"(1) Dedicarse a actividades political panamefias dentro o desde la Zona
del Canal;
"(2) Dedicarse a actividades political panamefias durante horas de
trabajo; o
"(3) Usar su trabajo o su posici6n con agencies del Canal de Panama para
adelantar actividades political panamefias.
"(c) A cualquier empleado que sea nombrado o elegido en un cargo
politico en la Repiblica de PanamA se le solicitara que termine su empleo
con las agencies del Canal de PanamA".
Los derechos y restricciones en relaci6n con actividades politicas permi-
tidas y prohibidas a los empleados del Gobierno Federal, inclusive a los
empleados de la empresa del Canal de Panama, son reguladas por las esti-
pulaciones de la Ley Hatch .. contenidas en las secciones 7321-27 del
Titulo 5, del C6digo de Estados Unidos, y en las normas e instrucciones
ejecutorias de la Comisi6n del Servicio Civil de Estados Unidos en el No 5
CFR Parte 733 y en el Capitulo 733 del Manual Federal de Personal. Una
lista complete de las actividades permitidas y prohibidas contenidas en la
Ley Hatch sera publicada en breve en una pr6xima edici6n del SPILLWAY.

Esclusas de Miraflores.___ 2,578
Esclusas de Gat6n _____- 1,167
Jardines de Summit._____ 40
Planta de Purificaci6n de
Agua de Miraflores____ 40
Las Cruces, 6 viajes _____ 288
Grayling, 2 viajes _______ 7
Naves de la Armada
deEE. UU., 3.__ 1,017
H.M.S. Leopard ___ 230
Rangitoto ________ 465
Gran Total .____- 5,832


Enero 19, 1968

Gente en la Noticia

La Sra. Zenia Torres es oficinista es-
ten6grafa en la Divisi6n de Trans-
porte a Motor en Anc6n. Comenz6 a
trabajar con la empresa del Canal el
28 de agosto de 1967. La Sra. Torres
naci6 en !a ciudad de Col6n y se edu-
c6 en la Academia Santa Maria, de
esa ciudad, donde obtuvo el titulo de
bachiller en comercio. Su primer tra-
bajo fue en Fuerte Gulick, sector
Atlintico, donde estuvo 3 afios. Luego
trabaj6 en Nueva York, por 3 afios
tambi6n, con una firma de abogados
primero y despues con una compaiiia
Sexportadora. "Alli en Nueva York fui
contratada por las Naciones Unidas
-" "i para trabajar como secretaria del Mi-
u nisterio de Minas del Gobiemo de
Venezuela, pais donde estuve 3 afios",
manifiesta la Sra. Torres. Le gusta
much la nataci6n y la lectura. Su
autor favorite es Truman Capote, por
el estilo literario que despliega en
sus obras, principalmente en "In Cold
Blood" y "The Spy Who Came in
From the Cold". La Sra. Torres de-
dica todo el tiempo disponible a su
hijo Eduardo, con quien reside en
la ciudad de Col6n.


Manuel J. Mufioz R. aparece en la fotografia cumpliendo
con sus deberes como pintor rotulista en la Divisi6n de
Transporte a Motor de Anc6n. Lleva 28 afios de servicio
a la empresa del Canal de Panama. Mufioz naci6 en la
Villa de Los Santos el 24 de diciembre de 1909 y curs6
sus studios primaries y secundarios en el Instituto Nacio-
nal de PanamA. Muiioz tiene una gran experiencia en la
pintura de r6tulos, pues se inici6 en 1929 trabajando en
la pista de Carreras de Perros, que estuvo situada hace
aiios en los terrenos pr6ximos al Hotel El PanamA; sigui6
luego en el viejo Hip6dromo Juan Franco y fue el que
pint6 todos los letreros del Hip6dromo Presidente Rem6n, h
inaugurado en 1956. A Mufioz le gusta viajar much.
Conoce M6xico, Centro America, Colombia y Ecuador.
Planea viajar pr6ximamente a Costa Rica para conocer el
nuevo puente sobre el Rio Reventado, "que debe ser
imponente", manifiesta Mufioz, quien reside en la Ave-
nida Rio de Janeiro de Villa Caceres en uni6n de su
esposa Luisa Elena R. de Muiioz. Tienen tres hijos: Juan
Manuel, de 29, casado y empleado de la Royal Crown
Cola; Ailsa Hayd6e de Mokilo, de 27, resident en Mas-
sachussetts; y Lourdes de Pinto, maestra y resident en
la Provincia de Chiriquf.

iCuidado con la Aspirina!

El medicamento mIs popular y
atil del mundo y especialmente en es-
tos dias de gripe es una pastillita que

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza ]a reproduccion ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cronica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud express.
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
oficiia 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 aio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.


Batman (AYC) y
Apache Rifles (AYC)
Hombre (AY)

Hombre (AY)


Mickey One (ADULTOS) y
Crimson Kimono (ADULTOS)

Munster Go Home (AYC)


5r 1

3 -

c- -

Gotas de Historia

Octubre 18, 1572-La fuerza de
Drake, consistent en dos corsarios
y varias pinazas con 73 hombres,
ech6 anclas en el puerto de Car-
Octubre 19, 1904-W. H. Taft, Se-
cretario de Guerra, recibi6 una
carta del Presidente Roosevelt auto-
rizAndolo visitar a PanamA y con-
ferenciar con el Presidente de Pa-
namA, Don Manuel Amador Gue-
Octubre 20, 1894-La Compagnie
Nouvelle du Canal de PanamA (La
Nueva Compafiia del Canal de
PanamA) fue formalmente incor-
Octubre 22, 1870-Develaci6n de la
estatua de Col6n en la ciudad de
Octubre 26, 1640-Muri6 Fray Cris-
t6bal Martinez de Salas, vig6simo-
quinto Obispo de Panama.
Octubre 26, 1912-El nuevo puente
del ferrocarril sobre el Rio Gatin
en Monte Lirio fue puesto en ser-
vicio continue.
Octubre 27, 1858-Naci6 Theodore

lleva 113 afios en el mercado. Nos
referimos a la aspirina, la cual es in-
gerida diariamente por millones de
Aunque la aspirina es barata, fAcil
de conseguir y basicamente inofensi-
va, sirve para reducir la fiebre, aliviar
los dolores y combatir inflamaciones.
La aspirina es muy segura cuando
se usa apropiadamente, pero para
ciertas personas no es recomendable,
especialmente para los que sufren de
6ilceras ya que les puede causar un
derrame interno. Lo mis convenient
es consultar al m6dico; no tomar as-
pirinas con el est6mago vacio; no usar
aspirinas que est6n deterioradas por
el tiempo; no tomarla en dosis exce-
sivas porque puede ser mortal; y final-
mente ponerlas fuera del alcance de
los nifios.
La aspirina, procedente de unos
remedies hechos con hierbas, era usa-
da desde la Edad de Piedra. Hoy estA
a nuestro servicio, us6mosla correcta-

Batman (AYC) y
Apache Rifles (AYC)

Our Man Flint (ADULTOS)
Mickey One (ADULTOS) y
Crimson Kimono (ADULTOS)
Munster Go Home (AYC)

Fort Ti (AYC)


Apache Uprising (AY) y
Viernes 26___ CERRADO Sergeant Deadhead (ADULTOS)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

10:00 p.m.
The Night The World Exploded (AYC)
Daniel Boone (AYC) y
Smoky (AYC)
Is Paris Burning? (AY)

Is Paris Burning? (AY)

And Now Miguel (AYC)


Sylvia (ADULTOS) y
A New Kind Of Love ADULTSO)
10:00 p.m.
The Apartment (ADULTOS)



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-Tarde de Toros
4:30-Los Invencibles
6:30-Reino Salvaje
8:00-Alfred Hitchcock
9:00-Misi6n Imposible
10:00-Premiere de Gala

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 RoblAn
5:30-Marine Boy
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Los Invasores
9:00-FBI en Acci6n
10:30-Las Enferneras


Carnaval de Cartones
Jardin de Maravillas
Show de la Una
Reportajes Mundiales
Tardes Filmicas
Los Amiguitos de Roblain
Club de Mickey Mouse
La Novela del Dos
El Joven Centenario
La Tremenda Corte
Alma de Acero
Comandos del Desierto
Las Enfermeras

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-Super Seis
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Suefio con Jeannie
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd por la Defensa
9:30-Reto al Mal
10:30-Las Enfermeras




-Carnaval de Cartones
Jardin de Maravillas
Show de la Una
-Reportajies Mundiales
Tardes Filmicas
Los Amignitos de Robhin
Flipper, el Delfin Maravilloso
-La Novela del Dos
Mi Mujer es Hechicera
La Tremenda Corte
El Hombre del Maletin
La Caldera del Diablo
Las Enfermeras

-Carnaval de Cartones
Jardin de Maravillas
Show de la Una
Reportajes Mundiales
Tardes Filmicas
Los Amiguitos de Roblan
Hey Land Lord
La Novela del Dos
La Novicia Voladora
El Caf6 Squirt
Los Gorilas de Garrison
Las Enfermeras

Carnaval de Cartones
Program Femenino
A Bailar Joven
Reprise de la Novela de las 6
La Rubia Peligrosa
Un Mundo de Juguetes
El Show de Dean Martin
Rumbo a las Estrellas
Slhado de Terror


9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:45-Salvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Granjero Ultimo Modelo
12:00-Ventana del Mundo
1:00-Los Cucos
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
6:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
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-Misica 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-Instantincas Sociales
5:30-Plginas de la Vida
6:15-El Hombre de Acero
6:45-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-Misica 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
6:15-E lombre de Acero
6:45-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-Mdsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Puertos de Intriga
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:15-El Hombre de Acero
6:45-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-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Ilora 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-Instantnceas Sociales
5:30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:15-El Iombre de Acero
6:45-Prim 'ra 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-Muisica 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-Piginas de la Vida
6:15-El Hombre de Acero
6:45-Primera Plana
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-La Hora Cero

11:00-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Madre es un Convertible
12:30-E1 Show de los Cinco
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Reprise de Corin Tellado
4:00-Cine Programa Telecuatro
5:15-Luchar o Morir
5:45-Daniel Boone
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Revista Musical
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-Perdidos en el Espacio
10:30-Martinez Blanco


20-Fiesta de San Sebastiin y gran feria de Ocu. Oci ademas de ser
famosa por las costumbres tipicas de sus habitantes, es uno de los
centres de la arqueologia panamefia.
27-Segundo escrutinio para escoger la Reina del Carnaval del sector
Pacifico de la Zona del Canal.
31-Fiesta de San Juan Bosco en la ciudad de PanamA y muchos pueblos
de la Rep6blica. En la ciudad de PanamA hay una procesi6n a la
que acuden millares de devotos.

Pagina 2

_____En Su Pantalla

Viernes 19-_.

Sabado 20-_.

Domingo 21

Lunes 22 __.

Martes 23___

Miercoles 24.

Jueves 25___

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Enero 19, 1968

Pagina 3


Farsa Conteniporanea Sera Montada en

Asociacion Panameiio Norteamericana

El Teatro Taller de la Asocia-
ci6n Panamerio Norteamericana ha
anunciado que estrenara a mediados
de febrero una farsa contemporAnea
en tres actos. Las pruebas para esta
producci6n se llevarin a cabo en el
Sal6n de Actos de la Asociaci6n el
lunes 15 y el martes 16 de enero a
las 7:30 p.m.

1 Que Pasa si

Nadie Muere?
De vez en cuando la gente que no
cree en la seguridad se cava su propia
fosa. Corroborando esto ofrecemos la
predicci6n de un distinguido cienti-
fico. El Dr. Augustus B. Kinzel, di-
rector del "Salt Institute for Biological
Studies", hablando recientemente en
un almuerzo de entrega de premios
de la "Chemical Industries Midwest
Council", dijo que "dentro de los
pr6ximos 100 afios eliminaremos las
muertes-excepto las causadas por

Los ensayos para la comedian que
se montarA tendrin lugar por las
noches y algunos durante el dia en
los fines de semana.
La obra serA dirigida por dos direc-
tores norteamericanos; el senior Joseph
Young, ya conocido por sus atinadas
direcciones en "Nacida Ayer", "El
Momento de Tu Vida" y "Kansas Me
Recuerda el Infierno" y el dinimico
y capaz actor, senior Steve Treacy,
director de "Gigolo" y de "El Caso
de las Petunias Aplastadas". Los
directors tienen interns en llevar la
nueva comedia en gira al Interior de
la Repmiblica. Tanto el nombre de la
farsa que se estrenarA como su autor
se guardian en el mis estricto secret
por tratarse de una producci6n que
hari un impact sorprendente en la
sociedad panamefia. S61o se ha hecho
constar el hecho de que la comedia
trata de un problema de vital impor-
tancia para la familiar istmefia y que
las carcajadas que soltarA el p'blico
se oirAn durante much tiempo hasta
en los uiltimos confines del pais.

Frank A. Castles, superintendent de las Escuelas de la Zona del Canal, corta
la cinta en la inauguraci6n de un nuevo sal6n de classes de la Penitenciaria
de Gamboa el 12 de enero pasado. El sal6n de classes fue acondicionado por
los reclusos de ese centro penitenciario y sirvi6 ese dia para la exposici6n de
sus trabajos artisticos, y para el desarrollo de un excelente program en el
que participaron reclusos que demostraron sus habilidades en la poesia, la
guitarra y la oratoria. De izquierda a derecha: J. B. Clemmons, Jr., sub-
director de Asuntos Civiles; Capitin D. V. Howarth, alcaide de la Peniten-
ciaria de Gamboa; Castles; y E. S. Shipley, jefe de la Divisi6n de Policia
de la Zona del Canal. Otros funcionarios del Canal de Panama y autoridades
eclesiisticas honraron con su presencia dicho acto.



* Diluya el acido en agua

* Evite salpicaduras

* Proteja sus manos y cara

Esta es la quinta de una series de
discusiones sabre intrici6n que llev6 a
cabo la Sra. Shirley 0. Dean, especialista
en nutrici6n de Salubridad Piblica en la
Division de Medicina Preventiva. Tam-
bien ensefia nutrici6n en lan Universidad
de la Zona del Canal.

En la column pasada se discuti6
los alimentos ricos en protein del
grupo de las carnes. La came y sus
substitutes son importantes, sin em-
bargo, no s6lo por la protein que po-
seen sino tambien por el hierro mi-
neral que contienen. La deficiencia
del hierro, aunque no es el mis serio
de los problems alimenticios es pro-
bablemente el mas comln. Una defi-
ciencia continue de hierro en la dieta
de una persona puede conducir even-
tualmente a una anemia alimenticia.
Frecuentemente se malinterpreta la
naturaleza exacta de la anemia debido
a los muchos significados que tiene la
palabra. La anemia es serial de que
algo anda mal en la producci6n del
cuerpo de c6lulas rojas de la sangre.
Hay muchas causes de anemia. Sola-
mente unas pocas son producidas por
deficiencies alimenticias. Por esta
raz6n, la anemia es un problema que
require los servicios medicos para su
diagn6stico y Itratamiento. Nuestro-
problema aqui es tratar de prevenir
solamente la anemia por deficiencia
de hierro.
8Qub significa exactamente anemia
por deficiencia de hierro? La explica-
ci6n comienza con el oxigeno. El
hombre no puede vivir sin oxigeno.
Este entra al cuerpo cuando respira-
mos y enviamos aire a los pulmones.
Todas las c6lulas, desde la cabeza
hasta la punta de los dedos del pie,
necesitan de una constant provision
de oxigeno.
El oxigeno viaja desde los pulmo-
nes a todas las c6lulas en una sola
via: debe ser transportado por la he-
moglobina, un compuesto que contie-
ne hierro y que se encuentra en las
celulas rojas de la sangre. Si hay una
provision insuficiente de hierro en la
dieta, hay igualmente una insuficiente

Theodore F. Babich
Dudley Francis
William K. Morgan
Arthur V. Nygard
Charles A. Parks
Joseph E. Flynn
Rudolph A. Gangle
Edward T. Mulroy
James Miller
DeWitt E. Myers
James P. Johnson
Rodolfo Sorley
Richard Condon
George J. Herring
William Catron
Reginald Mason


De Equitacion
El Club de Equitaci6n Mindi
Acres presentara el primer Espec-
taculo Imperial de Equitaci6n del
AtlAntico, manana 20 de enero en
Fuerte Davis, cerca de la piscina de
ese lugar. Jinetes de ambos lados del
Istmo competirfn por ganarse trofeos
y cintas en unos 18 events. Desde
las 10:30 de la manana se podrin
conseguir refrescos. El costo de admi-
si6n sera: 75 centavos adults y 25
centavos los nifios.

cantidad de hemoglobina en las c6lu-
las rojas de la sangre. Cuando hay una
cantidad reducida de hemoglobina
entonces menos oxigeno puede llegar
a las celulas.
El problema de la anemia por defi-
ciencia de oxigeno puede atribuirse a
esta disminuci6n de la substancia
transportadora de oxigeno o sea la
hemoglobina. El individuo corre un
grave riesgo de infecciones y otras
tensions. Asi como hay cualquier de-
ficiencia alimenticia, tambi6n puede
haber una deficiencia de otros nutri-
mentos. La persona anemica esta
palida, indiferente, irritable, y a me-
nudo cansada. Una persona en estas
condiciones obviamente que no pue-
de desempefiar su trabajo en la mejor
Una persona que ha estado animica
y se haya recobrado puede dar testi-
monio del aumento, verdaderamente
asombroso del sentido de bienestar y
de la habilidad para trabajar y jugar
con la mayor destreza. Cualquier
padre que ha visto a su hijo retornar
a la felicidad y a la vitalidad cuando
se recobra de la anemia, es un con-
vencido de la.importancia del hierro.
Ciertos periods de la vida son de
crecimiento especial y de tensions y
requieren atenciones especiales. Un
infante normal nacido de una madre
llena de salud tiene suficiente hierro
almacenado en su higado como para
6 meses, o hasta que double su peso
de nacimiento. En este tiempo debe-
ria comer una variedad de alimentos
tales como cereales, yemas de huevo
y came que son ricos en hierro. A me-
dida que el niio crece y su cuerpo
aumenta en tamafio, la cantidad de
sangre que circula por el cuerpo tam-
bien aumenta.
Para hacer esta cantidad siempre
creciente de sangre, debe haber dis-
ponible una fuente perenne de hierro.
El nifio en crecimiento necesita una
gran cantidad de hierro y corre el
riesgo de desarrollar la anemia rApi-
damente. El t6rmino "anemia lActea"

Dona M. Jones
Kathleen Kaderly
Donna M. Mahrenholz
Urbano A. Martinez
Elfrida Patton
Berta Villarreal
Sister Mary Aquin
Richard E. Clouse
John P. Elliott
Justo M. FernAndez
Walter J. Tighe
Robert A. Wallace
Alfred Crimes
Hubert Gould
Edward Overstreet
Julian Butcher
Clarence Ferguson
Belisario Gutierrez
Adolphus McFarland




f todo trabajo ... J

se oye a veces. No hay nada en la
leche que cause la anemia; y no hay
en ella hierro tampoco. La madre mal
aconsejada que permit que su cria-
tura tome leche solamente y no coma
alimentos s6lidos esta negAndole la
lnica fuente de hierro. De ahi la pre-
sencia de la anemia en pequefiuelos
cuya dieta consiste solamente (o prin-
cipalmente) de leche.
Otro tiempo de tension es cuando
una adolescent esta creciendo y co-
menzando tambi6n su flujo menstrual
mensual. Esta p6rdida de sangre es
una p6rdida normal, sin duda, pero
esa es la raz6n por la cual las mujeres
necesitan mis hierro que los hombres.
Los meses de estado de gravidez
tambien representan crecimiento, el
crecimiento de un niio no nacido a6n
y al que la madre debe proporcionarle
los materials crudos. La combinaci6n
de una dieta pobre y estados de gra-
videz frecuentes conducen a menudo
a la anemia tanto en la madre como
en el niio.
A menudo la gente piensa que sabe
lo que anda mal y compran pildoras
o t6nicos en las farmacias. El diag-
nosticarse uno mismo es peligroso.
Los errors pueden resultar costosos.
El dinero gastado en la farmacia se
pierde cuando la medicine no es bue-
na o es capaz de cambiar el verdadero
aspect de la enfermedad. Cualquier
anemia debe ser diagnosticada por el
mndico, primero para que identifique
la clase y segundo para que identifi-
que la causa de tal anemia.
Para prevenir la anemia y evitar
recaidas debemos incluir en nuestra
dieta diaria, y durante toda nuestra
vida, alimentos ricos en hierro. Du-
rante los periods de tension se nece-
sita todavia en mayores cantidades.
fC6mo incluimos el hierro en la
dieta? Las mejores fuentes de alimen-
tos son la came, el higado, huevos, y
vegetables tales como espinacas, mos-,
taza, nabo y coles. Frutas secas como
albaricoques, ciruelas pasas y pasitas
son otras fuentes importantes. Para
los pequefiuelos, los cereales prepara-
dos que venden en los supermercados
son fuentes riquisimas porques tie-
nen hierro y porque el nine come
gran cantidad de cereales.
Para la protecci6n de la salud de su
familiar incluya alimentos ricos en
hierro en las comidas de todos los

Habra Festival

De Primavera en

Jardines Morgan
El 179 Festival Anual de Prima-
vera de la Catedral de San Lucas de
Anc6n, esta programado para el si-
bado 10 de febrero en los Jardines de
Morgan en la Carretera Caillard.
El Teniente Coronel Walter B.
Cochran es el president del comity
organizador de este aiio. Colaboran
con 61 el Teniente Coronel Robert J.
Altman, el Teniente Coronel Caleb
Vincent, y el Reverendisimo Mainert
J. Peterson, Dean de la Catedral. El
Muy Reverendo R. Heber Gooden,
Obispo de la Di6cesis Misionera de
Panama v la Zona del Canal, es el
president honorario del Comit6 Or-
ganizador del Festival de Primavera.
Mis de 5.000 personas han asisti-
do a los festivales de los ultimos afios.
Ademnitis de los sardines, que la Sra.
Pat Morgan tiene a su cuidado por
muchos afios, habra venta de articulos
en el Bohio, en las secciones de Artes
y Oficios y del Elefante Blanco, y
juegos tradicionales. Tambi6n habrai
misica interpretada por la Banda 79
del Ejprcito y se presentaran bailes
tipicos de Panania.

Bajo los auspicios del Banco Ccn-
froamericano de Integracioin E.ono-
mica, se han equiparado las normas
que rigen las emi.siones de bonos y
arciones, a fin de propiciar el esta-
blecimiento de un mercado de capi-
tales al facilitar el movimiento de los
aliorros privados.


Un Vistazo mas de Cerca

A los Alimentos Ferrosos



Enero 19, 1968


GParaiso Gan6 Campeonato

Intercolegial de Beisbol

La novena del segundo ciclo
de. la Escuela Secundaria de
Paraiso barri6 su series de beis-
bol intercolegial frente a la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Rainbow
City, al veneer en los tres par-
tidos celebrados en el toreo.
Paraiso, que habia triunfa-

"La mayoria de los accidents de
trinsito ocurren de noche. El analisis
de las estadisticas de accidents no
ha establecido ninguna relaci6n con
la deficiencia visual; sin embargo, la
conducci6n es en gran media una
reacci6n a la informaci6n obtenida
El Dr. Oscar W. Richards, jefe de
Vision Biol6gica del Departamento
de Investigaciones de la Compaiia
American Optical, hizo tales declara-
ciones al comentar sobre la impor-
tancia de la vision en relaci6n con la
conducci6n nocturna. El Dr. Ri-
chards, que es miembro de varies co-
mitis nacionales e internacionales
sobre vision, consider que los con-
ductores nocturnos estan biol6gica-
mente muy mal equipados para tal
faena, a diferencia de los animals
nocturnos que han sido provistos por
la naturaleza para ver en la oscuridad.
El hecho mismo de que los acci-
dentes de transit por la noche do-
blan la proporci6n de accidents diur-
nos, puede muy bien ser atribuido a
la perdida de vision que experiment
el ser human por la noche. Analice-
mos algunos de los factors envueltos
en este tema.
Primero que nada, durante el atar-
decer se dificulta la vision, aunque el
cielo esta amn claro, los objetos que
se encuentran en la carretera, caren-
tes del contrast que provee la luz
del dia, parecen fundirse con sus
sombras y desaparecer en la obscu-
ridad. "La luz que desciende cubre
el campo de vision con su fulgor-
dice el Dr. Richards-lo cual impide
que la retina se adapte lo suficiente
para usar eficientemente la pequefia
cantidad de luz que refleja el cami-
no". Ain mAs, cuando se estA esta-
cionando o haciendo otra maniobra,
para determinar la posici6n de un
vehiculo, no se deben usar las luces
largas ya que 6stas incrementan el
Al oscurecer cada vez mAs, el me-
canismo muscular del ojo tiene que
hacer un mayor esfuerzo. Es muy
important que si hay una vision
defectuosa 6sta haya sido corregida
adecuadamente. El resplandor, com-
binado con menor informaci6n visual,
impide hacer un juicio correct de la
distancia, velocidad y posici6n de los
vehiculos. Los objetos parecen estar
a much mayor distancia de la que
en realidad se encuentran.
Cuando la obscuridad es total, el
resplandor desaparece y el ojo se
puede adaptar al nivel de luz preva-
leciente. A no ser que haya otra fuen-
te de luz, solamente se podrA ver lo
que ilumine las luces de los vehiculos
en el camino. Durante la noche, los
objetos que estAn cerca, de 8 metros
a media cuadra, se ven por la luz
que reflejan, pero, dependiendo de
la luz que haya y de c6mo el objeto
la refleje, podran ser vistos solamente
en silueta contra el fondo ligeramen-
te mAs claro.
El Dr. Richards dice:
"A la luz del dia, se le pide al con-
ductor que vigile todo lo que esta

pasando a una distancia de 2 cua-
dras o de /2 kil6metro, si estA en
el campo debe observer hasta una
distancia de 1/2 kil6metro. Pero du-
rante la noche no se puede hacer tal
cosa. El campo de vision limitado
que se tiene se reduce auin mAs con
la velocidad y puede hacer que el
conductor se sienta muy confiado al
no ver lo suficiente".
Aunque hay muchos factors, tanto
tecnicos como de otros aspects, los
que no hemos discutido, el Dr. Ri-
chards sugiere las siguientes reglas
para la conducci6n nocturna:
1. Cuando abandon un lugar muy
iluminado, antes de comenzar
a conducir en la noche, d6le una
oportunidad a los ojos de acos-
tumbrarse a la obscuridad. Con-
duzca mAs despacio al pasar de
un Area muy iluminada a otra
con poca o ninguna luz.
2. Proporci6nele descanso a los
musculos del ojo mirando para
los lados tanto como lo permit
la conducci6n segura. Nunca
mantenga la vista fija en un
punto por much tiempo.
3. Proteja los ojos del resplandor. Es
preferible mirar a los lados del
camino que a una fuente de
resplandor. Acostimbrese a ba-
jar las luces cuando se aproxime
otro vehiculo.
4. Cuando conduzca de noche no
use anteojos de sol o anteojos
con cristales coloreados, que al
absorber mayor cantidad de luz
reduce la vision durante la
5. Los espejuelos, parabrisas y los
cristales de las luces deben
mantenerse limpios y con las
superficies en buenas condicio-
nes para que no se reduzca la
transmisi6n de luz.
6. Aminore la velocidad para que el
esfuerzo de percepci6n visual
no sea muy grande.
En conclusion, dice el Dr. Ri-
chards: "La conducci6n incluye mu-
cho mAs que ver y otros experts de-
ben cooperar con los especialistas en
vision para lograr un mejor uso de la
informaci6n obtenida por los ojos del
conductor y para que los vehiculos y
las carreteras sean cada vez mejo-

9 i NO SEA


Eugenio Hurtado

Defiende Titulo

Ante Cami Beto
Un combat por el titulo national
del peso gallo se celebrara mafiana
por la noche en el tinglado de la
Arena de Col6n, cuando el campe6n
national Eugenio Hurtado defienda
su corona frente al ex titular Camilo
Valdespino (Cami Beto).
El encuentro de mafiana sera a un
limited de 12 asaltos y serA de des-
quite, ya que Hurtado arrebat6 la
corona a Beto l1 13 de junior de 1965
venci6ndolo por decision en 12 asal-
tos en una pelea celebrada en el
Gimnasio Nacional de la ciudad de
Desde entonces ambos pugilistas
han peleado dentro y fuera de Pana-
mA. Beto es el que mejor campaia
ha librado en el exterior, triunfando
en Ciudad de Mexico.

Tendran Baile

De Graduaci6n

En Paraiso
Los "Sparkling Preps", un club
formado por los graduandos de 1968
de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso,
est6 trabajando intensamente en los
preparativos de su gran baile de gra-
duaci6n, para el cual ya estin circu-
lando las invitaciones.
El gran event social tendra lugar
en el Gimnasio de Paraiso el viernes
2 de febrero, a partir de las 8 p.m.
El combo "Supremes" tocarA duran-
te este baile que, segAn sus organiza-
dores, sera algo inolvidable.
El vestido de calle se exigirA para
la ocasi6n y se harAn reservaciones
sin costo alguno.
Los que deseen asistir deberAn po-
nerse al habla con cualquier miem-
bro del club, para hacer sus reserva-

do por 5 a 3 el 15 de diciembre
en Paraiso y por 8 a 2 el 22 del
mismo mes en Rainbow City,
gan6 el viernes pasado por 6 a
2, para terminar de campe6n
con tres victorias sin derrotas.
El 1iltimo partido se celebr6 en
Rainbow City y el lanzador ga-

Repararan Carretera...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
$331.314. Las otras dos firmas que
hicieron propuestas fueron Cons-
tructora Arival y Bildon, Inc.
El trabajo, que tardarA aproxima-
damente 1 afio en terminarse, consis-
te en la remoci6n del pavimento de-
teriorado y la repavimentaci6n y el
parcheo de esas Areas con concrete
sobre una base de roca molida.
AdemAs se include en el contrato
!a limpieza y el relleno de las grietas
del pavimento, la aplicaci6n de un
revestimiento bituminoso y el reem-
plazo de las alcantarillas deterioradas
por nuevas tuberias y muros de alcan-
tarillas de concrete.

nador fue Roberto Wilson,
quien ya habia ganado el desa-
fio de apertura. John Small fue
el ganador del segundo juego.
Los que se destacaron con el
bate en las victorias de Paraiso
sobre Rainbow City fueron Ar-
turo Betty, Ra6l Cox y Renaldo

Clausuran Hoy

Semana de E. F.

Con un gran Festival Gim-
nAstico y Folkl6rico sera clau-
surada hoy la Semana de Edu-
caci6n Fisica en el Gimnasio de
la Escuela Secundaria de Pa-
El acto tendrA lugar a las 6
de la tarde, con la participa-
ci6n de varones y nifias, del pri-
mero y segundo ciclos de la
Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso.

"Ases" del Volante

Deben Refrenarse

Para algunos, las carreras de autos
son un deported emocionante.
Pero, para la Guardia Nacional de
PanamA, constituyen tin verdadero
dolor de cabeza.


Comite Ejecutivo Ha Sido Nombrado...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

una de las conclusions del informed:
"la comunidad puede estar justamen-
te orgullosa de la mayoria de sus j6-
venes, ya que su comportamiento y
desarrollo son esencialmente ejempla-
res y de responsabilidad".
El Gobernador Leber agradeci6 a
los miembros por haber aceptado
pertenecer al comity y les ofreci6 su
complete apoyo. El comit6 tocarA
muchas Areas, dijo, algunas de las
cuales han sido discutidas por los
consejos civicos. Un comit6 de esta
indole puede pulsar la comunidad
dando a conocer los hechos.
Exhort6 a los miembros a reunir
los hechos en las diferentes Areas de
studio, a examinarlos y luego, a
hacer sus recomendaciones. Algunas
de 6stas requerirAn posibles cambios
en las leyes y reglamentos; otras
podrAn costar dinero en su e;ecuci6n.
El Gobernador sefial6 que sucesos
que en otras parties del mundo pasa-
rian desapercibidos, pueden atraer
considerable atenci6n piblica en la
Zona del Canal. El Gobernador con-
cluy6 sus observaciones declarando
que siempre estarA a la orden del
comity para ayudarlo a desempefiar
sus importantes funciones.
Generalmente, el comite se pre-
ocuparA por coordinar, investigar, es-
tudiar y recomendar normas y activi-
dades comunales que afecten directa-
mente el bienestar y el desarrollo de

las juventudes de la Zona del Canal.
Los miembros del comit6 aporta-
rAn Areas especificas para ser consi-
deradas. Se dijo en la reunion que se
solicita al publico cooperar con el
trabajo del comit6 poniendo en cono-
cimiento de los miembros aquellos
asuntos que los residents de la Zona
del Canal consideran que deben aten-
Los miembros del comity que asis-
tieron a la reuni6n, ademAs del Reve-
rendo Payne fueron: el Secretario
Ejecutivo, Paul M. Runnestrand; el
Director de Asuntos Civiles, B. I.
Everson; S. I. Barkowitz, subdirec-
tor de la Escuela Intermedia de Cu-
rudf; George V. Richards, director
de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso;
el Dr. L. E. Horine, supervisor de
Educaci6n Fisica y Atletismo en las
Escuelas Estadounidenses; la Dra.
Mary V. Graham, jefa del Ramo de
Salubridad Comunal de la Divisi6n
de Medicine Preventiva; el Juez
Guthrie F. Crowe, de la Corte del
Distrito de Estados Unidos; la Sra.
Beverly Baker, president del Con-
sejo Civico de Coco Solo; Roy A.
Watson, representante a las Confe-
rencias del Gobernador por el Con-
sejo Civico de Rainbow City; E. F.
McClelland, director ejecutivo del
YMCA; y el Coronel Robert E.
Bryant, subdirector de logistica, J-4,
del Cuartel General del Comando
Sur de Estados Unidos.

Los "fangios" han estado usando
la Avenida Balboa de la ciudad de
PanamA como pista de carreras y se
han convertido en una amenaza para
los automovilistas, dicen las autori-
dades, por lo que se ha solicitado a
los miembros del Comit6 Permanen-
te de Transito que recomienden me-
didas para eliminar este peligro.
Las autoridades de la RepAblica
de PanamA y de la Zona del Canal
han expresado preocupaci6n acerca
de este problema, que es causado por
mozalbetes de ambos lados y se ha
hecho un lamado, especialmente a
sus padres, para que se ponga fin a
esa prActica.
"Las carreras de autos organizadas
y apropiadamente reglamentadas es-
tAn muy bien", dijo un funcionario,
"pero no podemos permitirlas en una
via pfblica tan concurrida como la
Avenida Balboa".
Las autoridades panamefias han
indicado que se exigirA en ese sector
el estricto cumplimiento del limited de
30 millas de velocidad y se castigarA
a los infractores. AdemAs, han solici-
tado la cooperaci6n de la Policia de
la Zona del Canal, a fin de intercam-
biar informaci6n y vigilar estrecha-
mente a los que presumen de ases
del volante.
"AdemAs del peligro que represen-
tan", dijo un funcionario de la Zona
del Canal, "no es just que unos
cuantos irresponsables den mala
fama a tantos j6venes automovilistas
que observan los reglamentos de trAn-
sito y los limits de velocidad, ya se
encuentren en PanamA o en la Zona
del Canal".
El domingo es dia popular para
los "fangios" y las autoridades sefia-
lan que ello significa a6n mayor peli-
gro, pues ese es el dia en que muchos
acostumbran llevar sus families a
pasear. Durante las classes, en la Ave-
nida Balboa hay una zona de 15 mi-
las de velocidad maxima, frente al
Colegio de Maria Auxiliadora.


Rebajado Calado...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
tado en vigor desde el mes de agosto
de 1967.
Desde el comienzo de la estaci6n
seca, el nivel del Lago Gat6n ha es-
tado baj'ndo un promedio de .02 de
pie al dia. El 15 de enero, el nivel
del lago era de 86.44 pies, en com-
paraci6n con 87 pies, que era el nivel
que tenia el 13 de diciembre.

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