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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
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Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
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Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
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Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
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Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. VII, No. 19 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, October 25, 1968

Canal Draft Allowance

Is Increased to 39'6"

The draft allowance for ships using
the Panama Canal has been increased
. by 6 inches, raising it from 39 feet
tropical fresh water draft to 39 feet
6 inches, effective Monday, Octo-
ber 21, according to a notice to ship-
ping agents issued by Capt. A. L.
Gallin, USN, Chief of the Naviga-
tion Division.
It was the first increase in the draft
allowed vessels using the Panama
Canal since July 2, when the allow-
ance was increased from 38 feet
6 inches to 39 feet.
The increase in draft granted cer-
tain large ships during the rainy
season, when the level of Gatun Lake
rises above 86 feet, was delayed this
year mainly because of below normal
rainfall in the Gatun Lake watershed
areas. Since July until early this
month, rainfall was insufficient to
permit an increase in draft.
In addition to the record number
of ships using the Canal, electrical


Tops 1969

CFC Goal
Accelerated activity is notable in
the 1969 Canal Zone area Combined
Federal Campaign, which is entering
its last week.
The entire Canal organization plus
five Bureaus and the Staff Units have
surpassed their assigned goals. At
press time, the Canal organization
had achieved approximately 110 per-
cent of its goal.
Bureaus that have met their goals
are Personnel, Marine, Supply and
Community Service, Engineering and
Construction, Civil Affairs and Staff
Units. Supply and Community Serv-
ices, the first bureau to go over the
top, led on a percentage basis with
174.7 percent of its goal.
Three Panama Canal Bureaus have
yet to meet their full goals, but each
is well on the way with over 90
Going into the last week, the en-
tire Canal Zone Area, including mil-
itary and other agencies, had reached
$218,193.04, or 95.6 percent of the
overall campaign goal.

"Anniversary Waltz"'
To Open Oct. 31 at

Ancon Playhouse
The Theatre Guild's production of
"Anniversary Waltz," a three-act
comedy, will open at the Ancon Play-
house October 31. Performances will
continue through November 9 and
curtain time each night will be
8 p.m.
Members of the Theatre Guild may
make advance reservations by tele-
phoning the Ancon Playhouse box
office, Balboa 3786, today. Each
member may bring a guest free on
opening night.
The seat sale to the general public
will open tomorrow (October 26) and
reservations may be made by tele-
phoning the Playhouse box office
between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Starting Monday, and continuing
through the performances, the box
office will be open between 7 and
9 p.m.

power demand has kept the Gatun
Hydroelectric plant working at near
capacity. During September Gatun
produced 16,168,000 kilowat hours,
using 253,949 acre feet of water
from Gatun Lake.
Last year the 39-foot 6-inch allow-
ance was granted as early as June 27
and was increased August 2 to 40
feet, the maximum draft ever allowed
ships by the Panama Canal.
The level of Gatun Lake fell to
a low of 84.28 feet early in May this
year before it began building up fol-
lowing the beginning of the rainy
season. Draft allowance was dropped
to 37 feet between May 7 to 14, the
lowest for this year.
Heavy rains early in August brought
the lake to 86 feet but it remained
at this height only a few days. The
86-foot mark was passed again Octo-
ber 10 when torrential rains fell over
most of the Isthmus and the average
for eight weather stations over a
24-hour period was 1.60 inches.
Heavy rains again were reported
October 17 and 18 bringing the level
of Gatun up from 86.18 to 86.27
feet over a 48-hour period. As of
October 21, Gatun was at 86.60 feet.
Madden Lake went up to 235.99 feet.



There will be a 1 day advance in
deadlines for material for three of
the five November issues of THE
early deadlines result from 3 holi-
days during the month: Panama Inde-
pendence, November 3; Veterans
Day, November 11; and Thanks-
giving Day, November 28.
These are holidays for most Canal
Material intended for the Novem-
ber 8, November 15, and Novem-
ber 29 issues should be in the Panama
Canal Press Office not later than
Friday afternoon of the proceeding
week. Only urgent material can be
received and processed for use the
same week as late as noon Mondays
on the weeks of publication.

The Abou Saad Shrine Temple clowns, one of whom is Pipers. The Abou Saad Temple charity horse show,
shown at far left, stole the show, Saturday, during the "Isthmian Show of Champions," will be held at the Fort
parade of the riding clubs that will participate in the Clayton Riding Club, Curundu. All proceeds will be
coming Abou Saad Temple charity horse show Octo- used for charity, to assist in the Shrine's crippled
her 26. The clowns, adept at fashioning intriguing figures children's program.
out of balloons, were followed about like so many Pied

Band Concert Scheduled

At Administration Bldg.

A concert featuring the U.S. Navy/
UNITAS IX Show Band will be given
on the steps of the Administration
Building in Balboa Heights Sunday,
beginning at 5 p.m..
It will be held in the Balboa High
School Auditorium in the event of
inclement weather.
The general public is invited to
attend the concert, one of a series
being presented throughout Latin
The 25-man Show Band, the only
one of its kind in the U.S. Armed
Forces, has made seven tours through
South and Central America since it
was organized in 1962. During its
previous tour, the band traveled more
than 30,000 miles and visited 98
cities in Latin America.
In the more than 140 live concerts,
the band has played in places rang-
ing from embassy halls to bull rings
and has entertained an estimated
1 million persons. In addition, some
19 million have enjoyed the concerts

from television and 25 million more
via radio.
In its 90-minute performance, the
Show Band presents music tailored
to varied audiences, with a reper-
toire including hit songs in Spanish
and Portuguese, skits, comic routines,
vocal renditions, and local favorites.
The arrangements cover virtually all
types of music, from rock-'n'-roll to
Dixieland and from samba to bossa
nova. Instruments range from ac-
(Continued on p. 4)

Last Week'
Miraflores Locks -
Gatun Locks ____
Summit Gardens
Las Cruces,
3 trips____
Ellinis _____
Grand total

s Visitors
_ 1,442
._._._.__ 273
___ 31


----. 3,834

Lionel King

Honored for

Long Service

Some 50 friends and co-workers
were present at the Balboa Harbor-
master's Office recently to attend a
ceremony honoring Lionel A. King,
a clerk in the Harbormaster's Office
who has 50 years Canal service.
King was presented a 50-Year
Service Certificate, an Eminently
Satisfactory Extended Service Award,
a key to the locks and a check for
$500 at the ceremony in the Harbor-
master's Office. The presentation was
made by Marine Director Capt.
Donald A. Dertien, USN.
King came to the Isthmus from
St. Andrews, Barbados, in 1913 when
he was 10 years old. In 1918 he went
to work as a "boy" at 6 cents an
hour. After 2 years he terminated
and worked intermittently until 1925
when he was employed in the Marine
Bureau as a messenger at $40 a
month. King also has worked as an
attendant and office helper in addi-
tion to his present job.
During the awards presentation
Captain Dertien commented on
King's exemplary work performance
and attitude, and his loyalty, effi-
ciency and cooperation as an em-
ployee of the Canal. In 1965, King
received a Superior Service Award
for his exemplary service to the Canal
King is active in church activities
at St. Paul's Church (Panama City)
where he has been a member for 50
years and an acolyte for 49 years. He
has been awarded the St. Vincent's
Guild of Acolytes Silver Medal for
40 years of dedicated service to the
church. He also has been an active
member of the Mechanics Lodge
(Doric Lodge No. 1) for more than
40 years.
King and his wife, Enid, and 16-

The U.S. Navy Show Band, on its annual tour, will noon. Director of the Band, and its founder in 1962, is year-old daughter, Ofana, reside in
present a 90-minute performance on the steps of the Chief Warrant Officer Frank Forgione, standing, front
Administration Building, Balboa Heights, Sunday after- center. Paraiso.


October 25, 1968

A memento of his many years of seafaring is presented Capt. Otto von Essen,
master of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie "Weimar," who made his last trip
through the Canal recently on his way home to retirement. Captain von
Essen made his first passage through the Panama Canal as a seaman in 1923.
Since 1958 he has been serving as an officer aboard Hamburg-Amerika Linie
ships on the North Pacific to east coast of South America run which make
regular Canal transits. He estimates he has made about 72 trips through the
waterway. From left to right are: Capt. Andrew Stohrer, Balboa Port Cap-
tain who presented the Panama Canal honorary marine license; Captain
von Essen and Herbert E. Ceils, representative of the Continental Shipping
Corp., agents for the ship at the Canal.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
2:10-Sunday Playhouse:
"All Hands On Deck"
3:50-Wonderful World of Golf
4:45-The Mike Douglas Show
7:05-Summer Smothers Brothers
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Greatest Show On Earth
9:00-Football Scoreboard
9:15-Discover America with Jos6
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart
4:15-"Ozzie & Harriet"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Duffy Of San Quentin"
5:30-Science In Action
6:30-Andy Griffith (Premiere)
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Danny Thomas Show
7:30-Happening '68
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ben Casey
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Norman Conquest"
10:25-Focus on Today
10:45-Ted Mack Amateur Hour

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Duffy Of San Quentin"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The John Gary Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Dick Powell Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Phantom From
10:20-To Be Announced
10:30-Focus on Today
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Duffy Of San Quentin"
5:30-Animal Kingdom
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Kraft Music Hall
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
10:00-Peter Gunn
10:25-Focus on Today
4:15-Magic Land of Alakazam
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Duffy Of San Quentin"
6:30-It's A Great Pumpkin,
Charlie Brown
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-"The Golddiggers"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:10-Canal Zone Calendar
9:15-Armchair Theater:
"Duffy Of San Quentin"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Nature of Sea Water
(Navy Film)

4:15-"Andy Griffith"

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Duffy Of San Quentin"
5:30-Auto Racing: Riverside 1966
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Melody Ranch
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Ferry To Hong Kong"
11:00-Focus on Today
11:20-"Ozzie & Harriet"


1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
2:00-On Campus
2:30-Parade of Sports
4:40-Pentagon Forum
5:05-Wrestling From Buffalo
6:00-Weekend '68
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Men With Wings"
8:15-SCN News
8:20-"Away We Gol"
9:40-Hollywood Talent Scouts
10:30-Focus on Today
10:45-Late Movie:
"Colera Strikes"

Richard Hoyle

Is Named to

Citadel Cadre

Cadet Richard D. Hoyle, a junior
at The Citadel, and son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. E. Hoyle of Balboa, was
among the selected cadets who com-
prised this year's training cadre.
Members of The Citadel's cadre,
who received a week's intensive
training before the freshmen cadets
arrived, made up schedules and
arrangements for receiving, process-
ing, and training the new plebes.
The cadre also has been conducting
a specialized training of the 600
cadets of the freshman class.
Cadet Hoyle holds the rank of
cadet staff sergeant within the South
Carolina Corps of Cadets. He is on
the Dean's List, majoring in political
science, and is enrolled in the Army
ROTC Program at The Citadel.

Masons To Hold

Election Night

Rally Nov. 5

The Legion of Honor, Abou Saad
Temple, will sponsor an Election
Night Rally at the Ancon Masonic
Temple November 5, beginning at
8 p.m.
Latest election returns will be
posted on a giant tally board, on
which will be maintained popular
and electoral vote totals for the
three presidential candidates. Con-
gressional and State reports will be
announced as they are received.
Direct teletype and radio coverage
will be available to provide all Canal
Zone residents and those interested
in the U.S. election the latest elec-
tion returns as they are reported from
the local precincts.
The Legion of Honor is extending
an invitation to all interested in fol-
lowing the U.S. election returns on
November 5 at this nonpartisan
rally. Campaign buttons and banners
of the candidates will be available.
Light refreshments and drinks will be
sold. Proceeds will go toward sup-
port of the Abou Saad Shrine Crip-
pled Children's program.
The Election Night Rally will con-
tinue until final results are known.

Stop complaining and get to work.
There is no other road to success.
S* a*
The sum you are tomorrow are the
bits you add today.


By Emily J. Price

An entertaining science-fiction tale
which is perhaps more science than
fiction is John Bentley's Where Are
The Russians? Two simultaneous
lunar launches, one American, one
Russian, are on their way to the
moon. The suspense of the situation
is intensified by animosity between
two crew members. A wealth of
detail about the Apollo program and
its Russian equivalent raises this
above the usual science-fiction story.
After 4 decades of work on their
10-volume "The Story of Civiliza-
tion," Will and Ariel Durant reread
all their books for possible changes.
While doing this they made a sum-
mation of the outstanding themes
and have now produced a little book
The Lessons of History. It gives their
conclusions about the trends in three
areas: (1) geology, biology, and race;
(2) character, morals, and religion;
(3) socialism, government, and war.
The writing is terse and colorful.
Money is a subject that interests
most people. The Money Game by
"Adam Smith" is about money and
how the money game is played on
Wall Street and elsewhere. The treat-
ment is unusual and comic, and fun
to read. The accent is on the human
side rather than the market; what
sort of people buy stocks and why.
"Adam Smith" is a pseudonym of
George Coodman whose articles for
the magazine New Yorker have been

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
October 26, 1968

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:25 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-The Graduate (A)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Green Berets (A)
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Tribute To A Badman
Thurs., 7:30 p.m. -Our Mother's House
Fri., 6:15, 8:05 p.m.-Man On Fire

Sat., 6:30 p.m.-Gunn (A)
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-How To Save
A Marriage-And Ruin Your Life (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-95
mins.)-Tiko And The Shark (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Prudence And The Pill (A)
Tues.-The Scapegoat (AY)
Wed.-The Yellow Rolls-Royce (A)
Thurs.-In The Heat Of The Night (A)
Fri.-Follow Me, Boys (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Mummy's
Shroud (AY)

Sat., 8:15 p.m.-The Honeymoon
Machine (AYC)
Sun.-Every Day Is A Holiday (AYC)
Tues.-In The Heat Of The Night (A)
Wed.-Prudence And The Pill (A)
Fri.-Scapegoat (AY)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)0
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Live For Life (A)
Mon.-Girl On The Run (A)
Tues.-El Dorado (A)
Wed.-Thurs.-Sebastian (A)
Fri.-They Were Expendable (AYC)

Sat., 6:30 p.m.-The President's Analyst
Sat., 9:00 p.m.-Waterhole 3 (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-100
mins.)-The World In My Pocket (AY)
Sun.-Mon.-Bandolero (AY-good, C-no.)
Tues.-The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Wed.-Take The High Ground (AYC)
Thurs.-Stalag 17 (AYC)
Fri.-The Honeymoon Machine (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Time
Machine (AY)

Sat.-The Ugly Dachshund (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-118
mins.)-No Time For Sergeants (AYC)
Sun.-Blue (A)
Tues.-Gunn (A)
Wed., 6:30 p.m.-Civic Council
Halloween Show
Thurs.-The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Fri.-Take The High Ground (AYC)

Special Matinees

(R), AYC or as Listed ****
Saturday, October 26, 1968

10:00 a.m.
Sammy The Way-Out Seal-A Walt Disney
production of fast-moving, fun-filled

adventure, centering around the wild
antics of Sammy, a good-natured Sea
Lion that is adopted as a house pet by
two young boys. (Color.) T-92 mins.
2:00 p.m.
From The Earth To The Moon-Joseph
Gotten, George Sanders: A spectacular
science-fiction thriller of Jules Verne's
space-dream of three men and a girl
who make it to the moon, and survive.
(SIT.) (Color.) T-107 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Wreck Of The Mary Deare-Gary Cooper,
Charlton Heston: The strange story of
"Wrecker" Patch . the ship he killed,
and the men he saved. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-112 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea-
Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine: Science-
fiction adventure from outer space to
7 miles below the sea. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-112 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Seven Seas To Calais-Rod Taylor, Keith
Michell: Sir Francis Drake is the dashing
hero of this swashbuckling historical
drama of plundering Spanish ships.
(SIT.) T-106 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Forever Darling-Lucille Ball, James Ma-
son: The trials, tribulations, and comic
mishaps of matrimony. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-98 mins.
A1 night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept 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.

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 he reprinted
without official clearance.
Governor of tle 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 p;ayble to Panaman Canal (Com-
pany and addrcs'( to: SPILLWAY Sulb-
scrriptions, Box M, Baloa Heights, C.Z.





Luis Avila P.
Marcial A. BArcenas
Rogelio A. Busch
Alberto Domingo Sabas
Jasper H. Failey
George J. Fox
Thomas W. Grimison
Ricardo R. Howard
Hector John
Adolfo M6ndez A.
Newton Murrain
Richard Plucker
Diana J. Robison
Simon Van Horn
Jorge E. Vsquez G.
Walter Bottin
Eneida E. C. Mellish
Charles Morris
Aurora del C. Visuete
Conrad S. Best
Jack W. McDonald
Clarence Tomlinson
Richard Belzer
Peter Bolton
Walter A. Dryja
Don R. Coffey
Walter M. Sequeira G.
Alfredo Ellis
E. A. Marshall


Conrad Boyd
Rupert Ennis
Fitz Evering
Arthur Fareaux
Vincent Foster
Ricardo Laurie
Stephen Lindo
Emanuell Little John
Muriel Mizrachi
Bernard Reid
Alfonso Rodney
Olin Scott
Tos6 Calomi
David Classen
Ernest Faris
George Lopp
Reginald Mason
Alexander McCatty
Harry Roberts
Thomas Wellington
Leopold Cimino
Martin Collymore
Armando Cruz
Warren LeDoux
Ernest Stiebritz
Juan Davis
John Dwyer
Roberto Fabrega
Rupert E. Ifill
Ronald Moore
Plitlip Dumnoodid

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so popular that he claims to be the
most Xeroxed author around.
An unusual novel is The Univer-
sal Baseball Association, Inc. by
Robert Coover. It is an allegory and
symbolizes the universe as a gigantic
baseball game. Don't let this put you
off, however, even if you don't like
baseball. The story and characters
are real and convincing and the
whole idea comes off very well.
John Creasey, writing as J. J. Mar-
ric, has come up with another Scot-
land Yard thriller featuring Inspector
Gideon. Gideon's River deals mostly
with crime along the waterfront and
comes to a climax with a fashion
pageant on the Thames where a for-
tune in jewels is in jeopardy. Gideon
fans will be happy with this one.

October 25, 1968



-. ~ ,- .-_ .***w f ,, .-

Four of the gentle inmates of The Cloisters are shown at the rehearsal of
"The Curious Savage," which is to be presented at Cristobal High School
Auditorium at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night. Left to right are: Steven
Jeffries, Lydia Santiago, Douglas McLain, and Diane Hauke.

Teachers, Students Attend

Summer Institutes Abroad

Many Canal Zone school officials,
teachers and students attended spe-
cial summer institutes in the United
States, Europe, and Latin America.
Curundu Junior High mathematics
teacher, Mrs. Mary Baca, attended
the National Science Foundation
mathematics and chemistry institute
at New Mexico Highlands Univer-
Richard Bock also attended an
N.S.F. mathematics institute at Knox
College in Illinois. Bock is a mathe-
matics teacher at Cristobal High
The remedial reading specialist at
Curundu Junior High School, Mrs.
Marjorie Foscue, completed her work
at Eastern Carolina University and
was awarded a Master's degree.
Power technology and aerospace
were the subjects studied in the Na-
tional Defense Education Act insti-
tute at Western Michigan by Cu-
rundu industrial arts teacher Eugene
Peter Herborn's courses at South-
west Missouri State, anthropology
and U.S. diplomatic history, are use-
ful in his social studies classes at
Cristobal High School.
Another Cristobal High School
social studies teacher, Ronald Jacobs,
attended the N.D.E.A. institute in
geography at Wisconsin State Uni-
Miss Maudene Keen, history
teacher at Balboa High School, stu-
died Latin American history in San-
tiago, Chile, under a Fullbright grant.
The institute was conducted by the
University of California at Los
Angeles under the sponsorship of the
U.S. Office of Education's foreign
studies program. The institute's pro-
gram also included a tour through
Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Ecua-
dor, and Peru.
Dr. C. L. Latimer, Deputy Super-
intendent of Schools, attended a
Latin American Affairs institute at
the University of Pittsburgh. The
institute included a month of inten-
sive study in Guatemala.

It's easy to be happy. Smile!
It's also easy to be a smiling idiot.

Colgate University was the scene
of Mrs. Emma Mason's N.S.F. insti-
tute for junior high science teachers.
She teaches science at Cristobal High
The two Palumbos of CHS, Luke
C. and Luke T., attended N.S.F.
institutes. The elder, Luke C., stu-
died earth science at the University
of Iowa while Luke T. studied phy-
sical science at Emory University in
Five students, all seniors at Balboa
High School also attended special
summer institutes. Among them was
Marcia Collins, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Winter Collins, who attended
a Communications Art institute at
the University of Denver. Marcia
plans to major in theater when she
enters college next fall. She studied
acting, theater history, and speech
as well as participating in the staging
of a children's version of the Broad-
way musical Once Upon A Mattress.
Gordon D. Graham attended an
N.S.F. institute in microecology at
La Salle College in Philadelphia.
Gordon's mother is Mrs. Frances
Graham, BHS mathematics teacher.
James Latimer, son of Dr. and
Mrs. C. L. Latimer, studied radio-
isotopes and electronics at the N.S.F.
institute at the Colorado School of
Darcy Porter's institute in mathe-
matics and science at Michigan State
University was one of the largest
ever sponsored by the NSF., having
some 100 students.
Of all the people who were se-
lected for these summer institutes, the
most envied was Laurence M. Senzer,
son of Gamboa's district physician
Dr. and Mrs. David Senzer. Laurence
was a participant in the Summer
Study Program of the American In-
stitute for Foreign Study at Oxford
University in England. The 5 weeks
institute was divided into 2 weeks at
Christchurch College, 2 weeks at
New College and 1 week of sightsee-
ing in London and Paris. While visit-
ing Stratford-on-Avon, Laurence and
the other students of the institute saw
a performance of King Lear by the
Royal Shakespeare Co.





ToVisit C.Z.

Dr. George D. Spache, Director of
the Reading Laboratory and Clinic
and Professor of Education at the
University of Florida, will visit the
Canal Zone from October 29 through
November 2 as a consultant to the
Canal Zone Chapter of the Council
for Exceptional Children.
One of the leading reading spe-
cialists in the United States, Dr.
Spache will evaluate children with
severe reading disorders, conduct in-
service training sessions, review the
remedial reading program of the Spe-
cial Education Department, and will
lecture to members of the Council.
Dr. Spache has served as a visiting
professor at several leading univer-
sities and has been the principal
speaker at more than 40 national and
international reading conferences in
35 States, Hawaii, Canada, and
France. He also has been a consultant
to a number of organizations includ-
ing the Perceptual Development
Laboratories, Educational Develop-
mental Laboratories, the Winter
Haven Lions Club Research Founda-
tion, the Reader's Digest Association.
This noted reading authority has
been president of the National Asso-
ciation for Remedial Teaching, In-
ternational Reading Association, Na-
tional Reading Conference, and the
Reading Research Services. He has
written more than 100 articles for
yearbooks and educational and psy-
chological journals.
Dr. Spache has been awarded the
Arch Award for Service by New York
University and has been the recipient
of many awards from the American
Optometric Association.

Boy Scout


To Compete

Some 200 Boy Scouts from the
Canal Zone Council are expected to
participate in the Annual Boy Scout
Marksmanship Competition tomorrow
and Sunday at the Reserve Officers
Training Corps Range at Cristobal
High School.
Besides the shooting match, there
will be athletic events, entertainment,
demonstrations and classes. Partici-
pants in the shooting match will fire
five rounds from each of three posi-
tions-standing, kneeling, and prone.
During intervals, Scouts will be
given demonstrations on judo, first
aid, safety and knot tying by per-
sonnel from the U.S. Army School
of the Americas. Ball games and
swimming also are on the agenda
plus free movies at night.
The Elks Club, sponsor of the
competition, will present plaques to
the three top council troops, to each
of the members of the top three
teams, to the three Scouts with the
highest individual scores. All scoring
will be in accordance with the rules
of the National Rifle Association.
Parents are welcome to attend.

I Uvoli Oplc. I

Enjoy the most delectable Panama-
nian food at the Panama Night Buffet
Monday, October 28.
The menu features: arroz con pollo,
baked plantain, tossed salad, fruit
tray, relish tray, micha rolls with
butter, assorted pastries, and bever-
Call 2- 2111 and make reservations
for any one of our three convenient
seatings: 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 p.m.
Adults $1.50 and children 10 and
under $1.
Start your week with a quiet, lei-
surely brunch in the cool, air-condi-
tioned comfort of the Roosevelt
Room at the Tivoli Guest House.
Starting at 9 a.m. our efficiently
trained staff will serve you your
choice of assorted fruit and juice
trays, hot cakes, syrup, honey, ham
omelet, creamed eggs on toast,
hashed brown potatoes, grilled sau-
sage, grilled bacon, assorted dry
cereals, buttered toast, cinnamon
toast, jam, jelly, pineapple muffins,
Danish pastry (assorted fillings),
coffee, tea, and milk. Our brunch
ends at 1 p.m. so get there early and
eat to your heart's content!
The price is only adults $1.50 and
children $1.

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Greetings from Outer Space:
Which is where I spent all last
week with one of the most tenacious
cases of Asiatic flu imaginable. Of
course, I wasn't the only one who
met up with the flu recently. Dr.
I. Robert Berger at the Gorgas Out-
patient Clinic must have treated well
over 400 persons for flu last week
alone. And there will be more . .
Want to bet???

I wonder what it is that is so funny
that makes all the girls at Mayno
Walker's coffee table laugh hysteric-
ally, at least once a week? lAmong
the group are Shirley O'Connor,
Fannie Sosa, Angie Rodriguez, and
MaryI wonder what it is the locat is so funny

From the Atlantic side comes word
that the E. J. "Jerry" Jacques family
is expecting an income-tax exemp-
tion shortly. We didn't find out if

And it was also oe an the Atlantic
side that policeman David Beach
and boarding officer Ray Bunnell
went for a dip in the cool waters of
Limon Bay recently, while on duty.
It seems a Spanish sailor aboard a
transiting ship decided he wanted tc
go back home, so he jumped over-
board and started swimming toward
the breakwater, about a /2o mile away,
saying he was swimming back to
Spain. Beach arrived on the scene
aboard a launch with Lieutenant
LaPorta of the Cristobal Police, who
had been notified of the incident by
the Marine Traffic Control office.
Bunnell arrived on another launch.
Both hastily stripped and went into
Both hastily stripped and went into



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To Daile Keigley for turning on all
his outside lights while dumping his
garbage behind the house last week.
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Have you noticed the sideburns
Kaye Ritchie is wearing these days?
We understand he picked them up
on sale while on leave in the States,
and now the rest of the fellahs in
his office are so jealous they're trying
to grow some, too.
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With the astronauts televising
shows for the home folks all the way
from outer space, just watch the new
series that will come out in the
Spring: Laugh-Out; or How To
Serve Orange Juice at 17,500 m.p.h.;
and the like. It never fails. ...

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 apprentices eligible for
occupational deferment?
A. Apprentices continue to be
eligible for occupational deferments,
in Class II-A, on receipt of certifica-
tion annually that the apprentice is
meeting all the standards and re-
quirements of an approved appren-
tice-training program and is satis-
factorily performing and progressing
in his on-the-job training and related
trade instruction.
Q. How about deferment of
junior college students?
A. Local draft boards may con-
sider for Class II-A (occupational
deferment) those students who are
studying full time in a junior college,
approved business school or voca-
tional school.

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the water to bring back the paddling
Using commando tactics, the two
men approached the northbound
sailor and managed to grab him and
pull him aboard one of the launches.
The seaman was later taken to
court and found guilty of swimming
in restricted waters. Beach and
Bunnell got off scot-free, except for
the sniffles.

Someone sent in the photo shown
below with the suggestion that a
similar comfort station be erected at
the Corozal Small Animal Hospital.
The tangible savings would be more
aesthetic than utilitarian, but we'd
like to hear what our readers think
of it. Send us a comment and we'll
pass it along:



October 25, 1968



All boys ages 8 to 12 wishing to
play baseball this season in the Paci-
fic Little League or Farm League
must try out November 18 through
23 to be eligible to play.
Interested boys should report to
the Pacific Little League field on
Caillard Highway at 4:30 p.m. on
the following days:
Monday, November 18: Ages 11
and 12.
Tuesday, November 19: Age 10.
Wednesday, November 20: Age
Thursday, November 21: Age 8.
Applications may be obtained and
filled out by parents on any of the
tryout days. Boys who have not tried
out because of rain or other reasons
should report to the Pacific Little
League field at 4:30 p.m. Friday,
November 22, or 9 a.m. Saturday,
November 23.
This is the 19th year that the Pa-
cific Little League has been granted
a charter by the official Little League
in Williamsport, Pa.
The Little League officials for the
1969 season are:
President, Fred Mohl.
Vice President, Jack Stuart.
Vice President (Farm League),
Al Hermanny.
Treasurer, Dave Kelleher (Al
Hendricks pinch hitting).
Secretary, Lois Alexander.
Equipment Manager, Bob Med-
Business Manager, Ed Eder.
Superintendent of Fields, Pinky



The Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star
recently carried an article about the
standout football performance of
Bradley University freshman Chuck
Kalb, a 1968 graduate of Balboa
High School.
Kalb was praised by Bradley coach
Billy Stone for his fine play and
the potential he showed in a game
played against the University of
Akron October 12. Replacing an
injured player at linebacker in the
game, Kalb performed exceptionally,
according to Coach Stone who com-
"Chuck moved into a tough posi-
tion with very little experience and
he was all over the place. He shows
an awful lot of potential."
Kalb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
R. Kalb of Ancon, Canal Zone, is
attending Bradley University on a
scholarship. He was recommended by
his coach at Balboa High School,
Cecil Raybourne, who is a Bradley
alumnus, and who starred as catcher
for the Bradley baseball team which
won the Missouri Valley Conference
championship in 1957 and 1959.


The Cristobal Woman's Club is
offering a basic class in Oil Painting
and Principles in Oil Coloring, to be
taught by Mrs. Pupi Naron. The class
will cover how to paint, as well as
the "why" in regard to technique and
This will be a 3-month class which
will meet Wednesday mornings and
will be limited to 10 students.
For registration and further infor-
mation, those interested are asked to
call Mrs. Pupi Naron, Gatun 5-481.

Alice Meehan, left, library aid, and Naomi Wolf, library-
museum specialist, examine a feather decorated gourd-
rattle in the HAWAIIANA display at the Canal Zone
Library-Museum. Also visible are pictures of etchings


Hawaiian Cra

An interesting collection of early
Hawaiian craft forms-some of them
dating back to the prehistoric era
of the Islands-is presently on display
at the Canal Zone Library-Museum.
HAWAIIANA is an exhibit of
quality art crafts prepared by Jean
Karch, a Special Education teacher
who spent a Spring semester at the
University of Hawaii where she did
research on Polynesian culture. Dur-
ing this time Mrs. Karch also traveled
extensively throughout the islands in
search of authentic artifacts, part of
which are displayed in the museum
The collection includes a number

A pre-holiday luncheon and fashion
show will be presented by Crossroads
Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Inc., at
the Elks Club, Margarita, Novem-
ber 9 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The fashions the models will wear
will be shown through the coopera-
tion of the Canal's Supply Division.
Mrs. Betty J. Ostrander will be the
fashion coordinator. Charles Peter-
son of Catun will be at the organ.
Tickets may be purchased from
any Sweet Adeline, or may be ob-
tained by calling 5-396. Tickets will
not be sold at the door.

Calendar of

25-26-Cristobal High School Thespians
present "The Curious Savage" at the
Cristobal High School Auditorium at
8 p.m.
26-The "Isthmian Show of Champions"
will be held at the Fort Clayton Riding
Club, Curundu, starting at 9 a.m. with
top riders and horses from all the riding
clubs on the Isthmus participating in
the event. Tickets may be obtained at
the door.
October 31 to November 9--The Theatre
Guild presents "Anniversary Waltz," by
Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields, at
the Ancon Playhouse. Curtain time is
8 p.m. For reservations, call Balboa
2-15-Panamanian artists Alfredo Sinclair,
Francisco Cebamanos, and Manuel
Chongneto to judge art show by Atlantic
Art Set at the Cristobal Armed Services
YMCA. Exhibit is open to all United
States and Panamanian citizens living
in the Canal Zone and Panama. Each
artist is permitted two paintings and a
nominal entry fee of $2 is charged non-
members of the Atlantic Art Set. Entries
must be submitted between 1 and 4
p.m. Friday, November 1. For further
information, call Mrs. Evelyn Miesse,
Cristobal 2308.

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made by J. Webber, artist-explorer who accompanied
Capt. James Cook on his first voyage to Hawaii. The
exhibit was prepared by Jean Karch, a Special Education
teacher in the Canal Zone.

urn Features

ft Exhibit

of pictures printed from etchings by
J. Webber, the artist-explorer who
accompanied Capt. James Cook on
his first voyage to Hawaii in 1778-79.
Webber's pictures show natives of
the Sandwich Islands, as they were
called by Cook, their houses of
thatched roofs and sides, scenes of
Cook's expedition and early Hawaiian
Of special interest in the collec-
tion are swatches of prehistoric tapa
cloth found in a dry cave before 1700.
An intricately hand-carved tapa
beater used to make the cloth from
the inner bark of the paper mulberry
bush also is shown. The tapa cloth
shows evidence of the water marks
made by the beater.
Two charcoal rubbings of Hawaiian
petroglyphs (etchings found on lava
flow) on cloth show the artistic skill
of the prehistoric engravers as they
worked the chiseled indentations on
the hardened lava surface.
There is a copy of a Hawaiian
God-TIKI, sculpted from monkey
pod which demonstrates the excellent
workmanship of early islanders who
made these stone and wood objects
in the image of man.
A poi-pounder, nose flutes, stone
chisels, a fish hook of mother of pearl,
shells, fish teeth and bones, cups
made of coconut shells, a ti-leaf cape
and several other objects complete
the museum display of artifacts
belonging to the early inhabitants of

Canal Zone stores will be closed
for the three legal holidays next
month that fall on November 4,
November 11, and November 28.
To avoid more than 2 consecu-
tive closed days in any community,
the Coco Solo Supermarket will be
open regular store hours Tuesday,
November 5 and 12, when they nor-
mally would be closed. The Gamboa
Supermarket will be open regular
store hours Wednesday, Novem-
ber 27, when it ordinarily would be
Superettes at the Diablo Heights
and Margarita Service Centers and
the convenience section at the
Gatun Service Center will be open
on the holidays for their regular

Africa Film

To Be Shown

To C.Z. Public
"Africa On the Bridge," a 1-hour
documentary film in technicolor, will
be shown free of charge to the public
Monday, October 28 at 4:45 p.m. at
the Balboa Theater.
The film pictures Africa as emerg-
ing from the past, with its ancient
traditions and customs, and standing
on the bridge of a future which
appears uncertain but bound to de-
mand the attention of the rest of
the world.
Scenes of communication by drum,
tribal markings, dances, and other
long held customs and traditions will
be shown, together with views of
modernization and development. The
film reviews the way of life in each
of six African countries and gives
glimpses of the work there in various
Christian missions. The six countries
are Liberia, Ghana, Tanganyika,
Rhodesia, Kenya, and Nigeria.
The film is being shown as a pub-
lic service to the Canal Zone com-
munity through the auspices of the
Curundu Protestant Church, in view
of the continued unrest in the Congo
and the famine and slaughter in
Nigeria. It was prepared by World
Wide Pictures as a documentary of
the visit of Dr. Billy Graham to Africa
in 1962.

Concert Scheduled
(Continued from p. 1)
cordions to banjos, with plenty of
brass. Also included in the program
are a number of Navy selections and
military marches.
The Navy Show Band makes its
annual tour in connection with the
U.S. Navy's yearly UNITAS (United
Task Force) operation. While the
ships of the United States and eight
South American countries conduct
inter-American maneuvers off the
coast and make good will visits to
some 20 ports, the band criss-crosses
the South American continent, per-
forming for audiences in landlocked
areas such as the high country in
Bolivia and Peru, as well as visiting
port cities with the rest of the
UNITAS force.
The Show Band is headed by Chief
Warrant Officer Frank Forgione, who
founded the group in 1962 for the
UNITAS III cruise of that year. He
has been the Show Band director
ever since and has expanded the band
from 13 pieces to its present 25

Col. Beatty

Is Assigned

Missile Job

Col. Roy P. Beatty, who was execu-
tive officer in the Panama Canal En-
gineering and Construction Direc-
tor's Office and Military Liaison Offi-
cer for the Canal organization until
July, has been assigned to the New
England Division of the U.S. Anny's
Corps of Engineers as Deputy Divi-
sion Engineer for Sentinel, the
Nation's first Sentinel Ballistic Mis-
sile Defense System installations in
Colonel Beatty came to the Canal
Zone from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Mississippi Test Facilities
near New Orleans. There he was area
engineer in charge of construction
of the $150 million installation de-
signed to perform acceptance tests
on the first and second stages for the
Apollo moon shot. For his work there,
Colonel Beatty was awarded the
Legion of Merit.
He was born in Mexico, Miss.,
attended the University of Missouri
and was graduated from the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point with
the class of 1946. He received his
master's degree in engineering in
1950 from the University of Iowa,
and is a graduate of Infantry School,
Engineer School, and Command and
General Staff College.
From 1960 to 1964 he served in
the Honolulu Engineering District as
Assistant Area Engineer and later as
Deputy District Engineer where he
worked on the Army's NIKE-ZEUS
anti-missile missile on the islands of
Kwa;alein and Roi-Namur in the
Marshall Islands.
Colonel Beatty will work near
Sharpner's Pond, North Andover,
during the construction of the Peri-
meter Acquisition Radar and the
missile site radar and launching faci-
lities at Camp Curtis Guild in Read-
ing and Lynnfield.
Colonel Beatty and Mrs. Beatty,
the former Bonniejean Miller, have
two sons now in college. The Beattys
live at North Andover.

Col. Roy P. Beatty, who was exe-
cutive officer in the Panama Canal
Engineering and Construction Di-
rector's Office and Military Liaison
Officer for the Canal organization
until a few months ago, will direct
the construction of the Nation's first
Sentinel Ballistic Missile Defense
System installations at North And-
over, Reading and Lynnfield, Mass.
As Deputy Division Engineer for
Sentinel, New England Division,
Corps of Engineers, he will be in
charge of the $100 million, 2-year
building program.

In Cook County, Ill., the coroner
analyzes blood samples taken from
all traffic accident victims for alcohol
content. Analysis of autopsy records
for 1967 by the Citizens Traffic Safety
Board of Metropolitan Chicago
showed that more than one-third of
the drivers killed whose blood was
then tested were under 25 years of
age. Of these, only one-third had not
been drinking prior to death. One
youthful driver victim had a rating
of .640 percent, nearly six and a half
times the legal limit (.10 percent) of
presumed intoxication in Illinois.

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Vol. VII, No. 19 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 25 de Octubre de 1968

El Canal Permite Mayor Calado

Al Subir Nivel del Lago Gatun

El calado maximo permisible a las
naves que usan el Canal de PanamA
ha sido aumentado en 6 pulgadas,
elevAndolo de 39 pies, en agua dulce
tropical, a 39 pies 6 pulgadas, a par-
tir del lunes 21 de octubre, de acuer-
do con un aviso enviado a los agents
navieros por el Capitan A. L. Gallin,
de la Armada de Estados Unidos,
Jefe de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n
del Canal.
Ha sido (ste el primer aumento en
el calado permisible a los barcos que
transitan el Canal de PanamA, desde
el 2 de Julio, cuando el calado fue
aumentado de 38 pies 6 pulgadas a
39 pies.



Al Final
La Campafia Federal Combinada
de 1969 en la Zona del Canal, que
estA comenzando su Altima semana,
muestra gran actividad.
Han rebasado las metas que les
habian sido asignadas la empresa del
Canal de PanamA, asi como cinco
de sus Direcciones y las Unidades
de Personal Ejecutivo. Al entrar en
prensa el SPILLWAY, la empresa del
Canal habia logrado aproximada-
mente el 110 por ciento de su meta.
Las Direcciones que han alcanzado
sus metas son las de Personal, de
Marina, de Abastos y Servicios Co-
munales, de Ingenieria y Construc-
ci6n y la de Asuntos Civiles, ademAs
de las Unidades de Personal Ejecu-
tivo. La Direcci6n de Abastos y Ser-
vicios Comunales, la primera Direc-
ci6n en sobrepasar su meta, seguia
al frente en lo que se refiere a por-
centaje, con el 174.7 por ciento de
su meta.
Tres direcciones del Canal de Pa-
nama no han logrado legar a la meta,
pero todas ellas estAn bien adelan-
tadas con mis del 90 por ciento.
Al entrar en la filtima semana, toda
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

El amnento en el calado que se
permit a ciertos buques durante
la estaci6n lluviosa, cuando el nivel
del Lago Gat6n pasa de los 86
pies, fue retardado este aiio princi-
palmente debido a la cantidad de
lluvia en la cuenca del Lago Gatin,
que ha sido menor de lo normal.
Desde julio hasta principios de
este mes, la precipitaci6n pluvial
no fue lo suficiente como para per-
mitir un aumento en el calado.
Ademas del nfunero cumbre de
naves que utilizan el Canal, la de-
manda de energia elictrica ha man-
tenido a la Hidroel4ctrica de Gatin
trabajando casi al mAximo de su ca-
pacidad. Durante septiembre, Gatin
produjo 16.168.000 kilovatios hora,
mediante el uso de 253.949 acrepi6s
de agua, procedentes del Lago Gat6n.
El afio pasado, el calado de 39
pies 6 pulgadas fue permitido much
mis temprano, el 27 de junio, y fue
aumentado el 2 de agosto a 40 pies,
el calado mAximo que se haya per-
mitido jams a nave alguna en el
Canal de Panama.
El Lago Gatin alcanz6 su nivel

minimo, de 84.28 pies, a principios
de mayo de este afio, cuando empez6
a subir nuevamente, debido al prin-
cipio de la estaci6n lluviosa. El cala-
do permisible fue rebajado a 37 pies
entire el 7 y el 14 de mayo, y ha sido
el calado mAs bajo en vigor durante
el present afio.
Las fuertes lluvias de principios
de agosto elevaron el nivel de lago
a 86 pies, pero permaneci6 a esa
altura s6lo durante unos pocos
dias. La marca de 86 pies fue re-
basada nuevamente el 10 de octu-
bre, cuando cayeron lluvias torren-
ciales sobre la mayor parte del
Istmo y el promedio de precipita-
ci6n pluvial en ocho de las esta-
clones meteorol6gicas, en un perio-
do de 24 horas, fue de 1.60 pul-
Hubo fuertes lluvias nuevamente
durante los dias 17 y 18 de octubre,
las cuales elevaron el nivel del Lago
Catin de 86.18 a 86.27 pies en un
period de 48 horas. Para el 21 de
octubre el Lago Gatin tenia un nivel
de 86.60 pies. El Lago Madden lleg6
a la marca de los 235.99 pies.

El CapitAn Donald A. Dertien, a la izquierda, Director de Marina del Canal
de PanamA, entrega a la Sra. Enid King el cheque por $500 al cual se hizo
acreedor su esposo Lionel A. King, al centro, al cumplir 50 afios de servicios
con el Canal. King sostiene el certificado que le fue entregado con el cheque.

Payasos del Templo Abou Saad, uno de los cuales apa-
rece al extreino izquierdo, se robaron el espectAculo
el sibado, durante el desfile de los clubes de equitaci6n
que participarAn en el pr6ximo espectAculo ecuestre de
caridad del Templo Abou Saad el 26 de este mes. Los
payasos fueron rodeados por much gente menuda. El

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El buque de turbines "Galileo Galilei", lujosa nave de pasajeros de 27.900
toneladas, propiedad del Lloyd Triestino, transitarA el Canal de PanamA,
por primera vez, el martes 29 de octubre. Buque gemelo del "Guglielmo
Marconi", que transit el Canal el 23 de febrero pasado, el "Galileo Galilei"
prestaba servicios anteriormente con el "Marconi" en la ruta de G6nova a
Australia, por la via del Canal de Suez. Actualmente, su ruta se inicia en
Genova, sale al AtlAntico por Gibraltar, alrededor de Africa doblando por
el Cabo de Buena Esperanza, toca en Australia y regresa a Italia, tocando
antes en Acapulco y pasando el Canal de PanamA. El "Galileo Galilei" tran-
sitara el Canal nuevamente el 16 de marzo y el 6 de agosto de 1969. La
Italian Line es su agent local en PanamA.

Distinguen a L. A. King

Por 50 Anios de Servicio

Unos 50 amigos y compafieros de
trabajo se reunieron recientemente
en la Oficina del Maestre de Rada
de Balboa para participar en una ce-
remonia en honor de Lionel A. King,
oficinista en esa dependencia del
Canal de PanamA, quien acaba de
cumplir 50 ailos de servicios.
King recibi6 un Certificado por 50
Aiios de Servicios, un Premio por
Servicios Prolongados Eminentemen-
te Satisfactorios, la Llave Maestra
de las Esclusas y un cheque por $500,
durante la ceremonia. La entrega de
todos esos premios la hizo el Direc-
tor de Marina del Canal de PanamA,
Capitin Donald A. Dertien, de la
Armada de Estados Unidos.
King vino al Istmo, procedente de
St. Andrews, Barbados, en 1913
cuando s6lo tenia 10 afios de edad.
En 1918 empez6 a trabajar como
"muchacho", a 6 centavos la hora.
Luego de 2 afios, dej6 ese trabajo y
prest6 servicios intermitentemente
hasta 1925, cuando fue empleado en
la Direcci6n de Marina como men-
sajero y con $40 mensuales. King ha
trabajado como ayudante y ayudante
oficinista, ademis de su present
Al entregarle los premios, el Ca-
pitin Dertien se refiri6 al trabajo y
al comportamiento ejemplar de King,
lo mismo que a su lealtad, eficiencia
y cooperaci6n como empleado del
Canal. En 1965, King recibi6 un
Premio por Servicios Superiores, de-

-" Horario de los

i 'Almacenes en el

Mes Pr6ximo
SLos almacenes de la Zona del
* I~ 'i, Canal estarin cerrados durante 3
dias feriados legales el pr6ximo mes.
: Son los siguientes dias: el 4, el 11
y el 28 de noviembre.
Para evitar que los almacenes cie-
rren por mAis de 2 dias consecutivos
en cualquiera de las comunidades, el
supermercado de Coco Solo abrirf
las horas regulars el martes 5 y el
S martes 12 de noviembre, dias en que
estaria normalmente cerrado. El su-
permercado de Gamboa abrirA du-
rante las horas regulars del mi6rco-
les 27 de noviembre, cuando por lo
regular debe star cerrado.
Las superettes de Diablo Heights
especticulo ecuestre de beneficencia del Templ Abou y del Centro de Servicios Comunales
Saad, "Espectlculo Istmefio de Campeones", se cele- y del Centro de Servicio s Comunales
brarf en el Club de Equitaci6n de Fuerte Clayton, de Margarita abrirn durante sus
Curund6. Todo el product serf utilizado en obras de horas regulars en los dias de fiesta
beneficencia, con el objeto de cooperar con el program a que se hace referencia en esta
de nifios lisiados de los Shrine. informaci6n.

bido a su comportamie.nto ejemplar
al servicio del Canal.
King es muy active en la Iglesia
de San Pablo de la ciudad de Pana-
ma, a la que pertenece desde hace
50 afios y donde ha sido ac6lito por
49 afios. Le han otorgado la Medalla
de Plata de la Sociedad de Ac6litos
de San Vicente, por 40 afios de ser-
vicios a la iglesia. Tambi6n ha per-
tenecido durante mas de 40 afios a la
Logia de los MecAnicos (Doric
Lodge No. 7).
King y su esposa Enid y una hija
de 16 afios, Ofana, resident en Paraiso.

Delicada Misi6n

Da el Ejercito

Al Coronel Beatty
El Coronel Roy P. Beatty, quien
fuera funcionario ejecutivo en la Ofi-
cina del Director de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n del Canal de PanamA
y Funcionario Militar de Enlace den-
tro de la empresa del Canal hasta el
pasado julio, ha sido asignado a la
Division de Nueva Inglaterra del
Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejercito de
Estados Unidos en calidad de Inge-
niero Divisional Altenmo para Senti-
nel, las primeras instalaciones del
Sistema de Defensa a base del Pro-
yectil Balistico Sentinel, en Massa-
El Coronel Beatty vino a ]a Zona
del Canal, procedente de las Instala-
clones de Prueba del Cuerpo de In-
genieros del Ej6rcito de Estados
Unidos del Mississippi, cerca de Nue-
va Orleans. Alli fue el ingeniero del
Area, encargado de la construcci6n
de instalaciones por $150 millones,
destinadas a efectuar las pruebas de
aceptaci6n de la primera y segunda
fase del lanzamiento a la luna deno-
minado Apollo. Por su labor alli, el
Coronel Beatty recibi6 la condecora-
ci6n de la Legi6n del M6rito.
Naci6 en Mexico, Mississippi, asis-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Esclusas de Miraflores___ 1,442
Esclusas de Catfin _ 273
Jardines de Summit 31
Las Cruces, 3 viajes. 228
Statendam ___ 680
Ellinis 1,180
Cran total 3,834

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Octubre 25, 1968




9:30-F6tbol Hexagonal
11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11-30-Vamos a las Carreras
12:00-Mi Amigo el Mago
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Tarde de Toros
4:30-Los Invencibles
6:30-Golazo Royal
8:00-El Gran Chaparral
9:00-Ladr6n sin Destino
10:00-Premiere de Gala

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasi6n
4:30-Ultra Q
5:00-Abbott y Costello
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-Alegrias Adams
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Gran Teatro
9:00-FBI en Acci6n
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasi6n
4:30-Ultra Q
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
10:00-Noti ias
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasi6n
4:30-Ultra Q
5:00-El Monstruo Milton
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-Sueiio con Jeannie
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd por la Defensa
9:30-Ballinger de Chicago
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasi6n
4:30-Ultra Q
5:00-CapitAn Escarlata
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-El Hombre del Maletin
9:00-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasi6n
4:30-Ultra Q
5:30-Pasi6n Gitana
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-La Novicia Voladora
7:30-E1 Cafe Squirt
8:00-Los Invencibles de N6mesis
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
10:30-SurfSide 6

10:00-Carnaval de Cartones
10:30-Perfiles de Valor
11:30-El Pajaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chiflados
1:00-Dc Muier a Mujer
2:00-Reprise do:
La Imposible Pasi6n
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Cowboy en Africa
8:00-El Mundo EstA Loco
9:00-Viaje a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Sabado

7----... -

I-T -

d .. .




27-Dia del Estudiante en la Repu-
blica de Panama. Ese dia las posi-
ciones docentes y administrativas
quedan a cargo de los mejores
alumnos de cada plantel, sirviendo
ello de estimulo para que los j6ve-
nes se superen.

1-Termina la Campafia Federal
Combinada de 1969 de la Zona del
2-Dia de los Difuntos en la Repi-
blica de PanamA. Ese dia se honra
oficialmente a los pr6ceres de la
Independencia con peregrinacio-
nes a sus tumbas a las que asisten
las mAs altas autoridades. La Igle-
sia Cat6lica ha declarado ese dia
Dia de los Difuntos y los fieles
Ilenan las iglesias orando por sus
series queridos desaparecidos. Los
cementerios se ven Ilenos de per-
sonas que Ilevan coronas de flores
a sus series queridos.
3-Independencia de Panama de
Colombia (1903).
4-Dia de la Bandera.
5-Dia en que la ciudad de Col6n se
adhiri6 a la Independencia de
7-14-Se celebrara en Puerto Rico
el Campeonato Mundial de Trota-
olas, organizado por la reci6n for-
mada Federaci6n Mundial de Tro-
taolas, donde Panama estara repre-
sentada por cuatro varones, una
dama y un official que formara
parte del cuerpo de jueces del
10-Primer Grito de la Independen-
cia dado en la ciudad de Los San-
tos el 10 de Noviembre de 1821.
Un grupo de patriots dirigidos por
una valiente mujer, Rufina Alfaro,
declar6 la independencia de esa
demarcaci6n del dominio espafiol.
Un monument fue erigido en la
her6ica Villa de Los Santos con la
efigie de la valiente dama pana-
meiia, para recorder la primera
gesta de independencia en el Istmo
de Panama.
11-Dia de los Veteranos. Dia feriado
en la Zona del Canal. Habra cere-
monias y desfiles en ambos lados
del Istmo para honrar la memorial
de los caidos en guerras extran-
jeras de Estados Unidos.

Como no habia otra vasija disponible, el palanquero
Abraham Hernmndez tuvo que utilizar su casco protec-
tor para achicar la piragua durante un viaje por el
Chagres a Los Cafiones, mAs alli de la Estaci6n Hidro-
grAfica de Chico. En ese viaje se utiliz6 el modern motor
jet que aparece en la popa y que fue el factor deter-
minante para la realizaci6n de tan largo viaje por co-
rrientes fuertes y poco profundas. Hace 5 afios que
HernAndez trabaja como palanquero en el Ramo de
Meteorologia e Hidrografia del Canal de Panama. Sin
embargo, sus 20 afios de servicio los complete en el
Ramo de Topografia donde trabaj6 intermitentemente
como obrero en la construcci6n del Lago Madden, como
ayudante de carpintero, ayudante de cadenero y repa-
rador de lanchas de sondeo. En Meteorologia particip6
en la construcci6n de la Estaci6n Hidrografica de Chico
y actualmente sirve como palanquero en las visits que
hacen los hidr6logos a la mencionada estaci6n, situada
a orillas del Chagres y a una altura de unos 200 pies
sobre el nivel de las aguas del Chagres cuando no esta
crecido. HernAndez naci6 en Matachin, poblaci6n situa-
da frente a Gamboa y que muri6 bajo las aguas del
Canal, y se cri6 y estudi6 en Viejo San Juan, comunidad
situada arriba de la uni6n de los rios Pequeni y Chagres.
Reside en San Isidro en compaiia de su esposa Sra. Luisa
de Hernindez y de cuatro de sus 10 hijos, ademAs de
cuatro nietos. Sus hijos se Ilaman: Zobeida, Manuel,
Reinaldo, Mois6s, Ricauter, Baldomero, Nelba, Serafina,
In6s y Anibal.

* . .:.4

Pasar estos rapidos y exponerse a las rocas exige much cuidado y pericia
en el manejo del motor jet fuera de borda y en el de las palancas. Pero esto
no es problema alguno para los palanqueros y operarios de lanchas a motor
de la empresa del Canal de PanamA, quienes conocen al dedillo las corrientes
del turbulento Rio Chagres. En esta vista fotogrAfica aparece en primer
piano Harold J. Million, subjefe hidr6grafo del Canal de Panama, quien va
cubierto con una lona y abrigo impermeables; detras de 61 el palanquero
Hernandez y mAs atris el operator de la lancha Ancelmo Mena.

Habra Gran Baile

De Aniversario en

Paralso el Dia 15
El Circulo de J6venes Adultos de
la Iglesia Episcopal de San Albano
tendrA su tercer bailey formal de ani-
versario el viernes 15 de noviembre
en el sal6n parroquial de Paraiso.
La orquesta "Supreme" iniciara el
baile a las 8 p.m. Durante el baile,
se servirAn cocteles gratis.
Atracci6n especial sera la presen-
taci6n de la gran vocalista local Jua-
nita McDaniels.
La entrada sera solamente me-
diante reservaciones, que podran ha-
cerse llamando a la Srta. Amelia
Williams al tel6fono 4-133 en Parai-
so, o a Gilberto Hinds, al 4-335 de
Pedro Miguel.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cronica
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 ei SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondenria 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 afo.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Un esposo se quej6 recientemente
de que su esposa llevaba double vida:
la de 61 y la de ella.

En Su Pantalla
10:00 p.m.
Viernes 25___ CERRADO Seven Women For The McGregors It Happened At The World's
(AY) y Winter A Go-Go (AY) Fair (AY)
Seven Women For The MacGregors The Great Sioux Massacre (AYC) y
Sbado 26_. (AY) y Winter A Go-Go (AY) CERRADO Tickle Me (AY)
Billion Dollar Brain
Domingo 27 Thoroughly Modern Millie (AYC) Wait Until Dark (AY) (AY-entertaining, C-no.)
That Lady (A) y Billion Dollar Brain
Lunes 28_. Thoroughly Modern Millie (AYC) Fate Is The Hunter (AYC) (AY-entertaining, C-no.)

Martes 29___ CERRADO A Matter Of Innocence (A) The Party (AY)
That Lady (A) y (ESPECIAL)
Mi6rcoles 30- Fate Is The Hunter (AYC) The Mummy's Shroud (AY) Doble Programa
u 1 A Mtr Of Innoence () Double Trouble (AYC) y
Jueves 31__ A Matter Of Innocence (A) CERRADO Crack In The Mirror (A)
Vrnes 19 C RADO Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 19___ CERRADO (AYC) y The Sundowners (AYC) The Tanks Are Coming (AYC)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Niiios de 8 a 12.


Gente en la Noticia

11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
4:00-E1 Millonario
4:30-Clasificados TV
5-00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantiAneas Sociales
5:30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Get Smart
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
10:30--Cita con la Muerte
11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Mlsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Los Investigadores
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Ruta 66
10:30-Cita con la Muerte

11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Mfsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Inspector Leclere
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instant:ineas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Fabulosos 20
10:30-Cita con la Muerte

11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00--Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-El Congresista
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instant6neas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8-00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Jim West
10:30-Cita con la Muerte
11:00-La Cuerda Floia

11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Mfisica y Risas
1:30-La IIora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
4:00-El Honorable Cascarrabias
4:30-Clasificados TV
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instant;ineas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Iumanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-La Hora Cero
11 00-Camino de la Verdad
11:30-Colorin Colorao
12:30-11roes de Hogan
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2.00-La Muier y su Mundo
2:15-Reprise de Corin Tellado
4.00-Largo Nctraje
5:15-Rev6lver a la Orden
5:45-Daniel Boone
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Sibados de Orange Crush
8:00-A Petici6n SIyn
8:30-Perdidos en el Espacio
9:30-Superproducci6n de los
11:00-Martinez Blanco

Paigina 2




-La Santa Misa
Todo por la Patria
-Silvese Quien Pueda
Granjero Ultimo Modelo
-Ventana del Mundo
Los Cucos
Domingo Deportivo
-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
El Santo
El Prisionero
Estreno Sorpresivo


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Octubre 25, 1968

Pagina 3


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Con los brazos en alto, Desiderio Rengifo le indica al del Chagres
operator de la lancha, Ancelmo Mena, la via que debe Meteorologia
seguir para evitar las rocas y corrientes peligrosas del sus viajes a l1
Rio Chagres. Desi conoce muy bien todas las corrientes

Indio Choc6 Ha Hecho

Carrera con el Canal

Un indio choc6, de gran inteligen-
cia, deja asombrados a muchos ex-
pertos por sus conocimientos de la
selva y de los rios y por la rapidez
con que capta las ideas y las trans-
forma en hechos. Esa es la opinion
que se han formado los jefes de Desi-
derio Rengifo, palanquero de la em-
presa del Canal de Panama, desde
hace 5 afios y 4 meses.
Nacido en las orillas del Rio Sam-
bil el 3 de diciembre de 1919, Desi,
como le liaman sus compaiieros de
trabajo, se dedic6 primero al cultivo
de guineos y arroz, y aprendi6 un
poco el castellano al comerciar con
los habitantes de Garachin6 y
Taimati, en el Darien.
En busca de nuevos horizontes,
vino en una lancha a la ciudad de
Panama y se traslad6 luego a la po-
blaci6n de San Juan de Pequeni,
donde sigui6 trabajando en la agri-
cultura y sac6 provecho a sus habi-
lidades de constructor de cayucos.
Ali el personal de Meteorologia e
Hidrografia del Canal de PanamA
conoci6 a Desiderio Rengifo, quien
ya antes de entrar a trabajar con ese
ramo les habia sugerido un camino
nms corto para llegar desde el Rio
Pequeni hasta la Estaci6n Hidrogra-
fica de San Miguel en el Macizo del
Mamoni. Aqui puso en juego sus co-
nocimientos de la selva, que a decir
de T. Henter, su jefe, son fantasticos
y sirvi6 de gran ayuda tambien en
los trabajos realizados por la Secci6n
de Hidrologia en el proyectado canal
a nivel por el Darien y por Colombia.
En el Darien estuvo 1 afio y en
Colombia V afio. Fue palanquero,
trabaj6 en la construcci6n de casas
de metal, y fue guia y operario de
lancha. Es tan observador que le
basta ver una sola vez, para cons-
truir luego 61 mismo una casa simi-
lar. Como guia es algo asombroso.
En la espesura de la selva, cuando
todo parecia perdido, alguien se le
acercaba a Desi y le preguntaba:
"1Hlacia d6nde queda nuestro cam-
pamento?" La respuesta segura y
efectiva no se hacia esperar. "Hacia
alla", indicaba Desi con mano firme,
y jams fallaba.
Pero las habilidades de guia de
Desiderio llegan mis allA. En los rios
tambi6n es un expert. En los rApi-
dos y aguas poco profundas hay que
seguir las indicaciones de Desi para
salir con bien. Cuando las turbulen-
tas aguas y corrientes del Chagres
lanzan amenazadoras un reto al
cayuco o a la piragua, y las esperan-
zas se ven casi perdidas, surge el op-

El Banco Centroamericano de In-
tegracidn Econdmica ha hecho in
prestano de $5.800.000 a Costa Rica,
para ayudarle a construir una carre-
tera entire el Aeropuerto El Coco y
San Ramdn.

timismo y la fe cuando Desi levanta
sus brazos e indica el camino menos
peligroso por donde puede seguir
avante la fragil embarcaci6n.
Ahora Desiderio vive a orillas del
Lago Madden. Siempre en su am-
biente. "Esa es la vida que me gusta",
dice Desiderio, quien agrega ademis
"tengo mi propio cayuco, hecho por
mi hermano Turiano Rengifo, y mi
motor fuera de borda de 40 caballos
de fuerza".
En su casita lo acompafian su es-
posa Sra. Mentoria Sarco de Rengifo
y sus cinco hijos: Alvin, Robinson,
Nelva, Nelly y Juancito.
Hombre fuerte y vigoroso, de gus-
tos sencillos y que piensa en el por-
venir de su familiar, Desiderio tiene
varias hectareas cultivadas alrededor
de su casita, una cuenta de banco y
compra bonos de guerra peri6dica-
mente. Pero como buen choc6 siem-
pre recuerda las turbulentas aguas
del Rio SambA que lo vieran nacer.

y es una gran ayuda para el personal de
e Hidrografia del Canal de Panama en
a Estaci6n HidrogrAfica de Chico.

Cerre de Planas

Del Spillway
Se adelantari 1 dia el cierre de
plans para material del SPILL-
WAY del Canal de Panama en tres
de las cinco ediciones del mes de
noviembre. El adelanto en el cie-
rre de plans es el resultado de
3 dias de fiesta durante ese mes:
el Aniversario de la Independen-
cia de Panama, el 3 de noviem-
bre; el Dia de los Veteranos, el
11 de noviembre y el Dia de
Acci6n de Cracias, el 28 de no-
Estos son dias de fiesta para la
mayoria de los empleados del
El material que se desee publi-
car en las ediciones del 8, 15 y
29 de noviembre deberA estar en
la Oficina de Prensa del Canal de
Panama a mis tardar el viernes
por la tarde de la semana ante-
rior. Solamente el material urgen-
te puede ser recibido y procesado
para ser usado la misma semana
a mas tardar al mediodia del lunes
en la semana de publicaci6n.

,' -
Desiderio Rengifo, en primer piano, se dispone a bajar un motor fuera de
borda de repuesto despues de un viaje a la Estaci6n HidrogrAfica de Chico.
A su lado anarece Ancelmo Mena, jefe de los capataces de la oficina de
campo del Ramo de Nleteorologia e Hidrografia del Canal de Panama.
Ambos son unidades valiosas de este ramo.

Nuevamente con ustedes, dAndo-
les lata y tratando de exprimirnos lo
poco que nos queda de material gris
en el cerebro, pues todavia no hemos
recibido la primera carta con cola-
boraci6n de parte de nuestros lecto-
res. Pero seguimos Ilenando cuarti-
llas, en la esperanza de que alguna
vez les brindemos algo interesante.
Desde ya, las gracias por el tiem-
po que nos dediquen leyendo estas

En el Sal6n Amarillo del Palacio
Presidential de PanamA existe un
bello 6leo del gran maestro Roberto
Lewis, quizis el mejor pintor que
haya tenido PanamA en toda su his-
toria, que represent la toma de po-
sesi6n del Mar del Sur por el Ade-
lantado Vasco Nifiez de Balboa.
Aparece el Descubridor del Oc6ano
Pacifico pronunciando a gritos las
palabras oficiales de toma de pose-
si6n de esas aguas y las tierras que
baiiaban a nombre de los soberanos
de Espafia. Esa es la version official
del maestro Lewis. Pero los chuscos
dicen que Balboa gritaba en ese mo-
mento porque una jaiba le estaba
mordiendo el dedo gordo del pie.
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Muchos de ustedes quizis son fa-
naticos de la series de television "El
Santo", que se pasa por uno de los
canales locales. El personaje central
es Sim6n Templar hombre que recibe
tremendas tundas a cada rato y que
tambiin las sabe dar. Pues por los
lados de la Divisi6n de Transporte a
Motor en Anc6n trabaja otro Sim6n
Templar, o mejor dicho alguien a
quien sus amigos mas allegados Ha-
man asi. Es Jos6 St. John, quien ade-
mis de conductor de autom6viles en
esa division es hombre de multiples
actividades, ya que sirve de despa-
chador relevo, ademas de efectuar
otros trabajos de responsabilidad. Le
laman Sim6n Templar por su ape-
Ilido que en castellano significa el
Santo Juan, por lo que otros amigos
simplemente le llaman El Santo. Sin
embargo, El Santo de la Divisi6n de
Transporte a Motor, hasta donde sa-
bemos, jams le ha entrado a trom-
padas a nadie y es un hombre afable,
culto y casi siempre tiene un chiste
a flor de labios.
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La Corte del Magistrado de Cris-
t6bal, el Juez Charles A. Garcia, al
igual que todas las cortes de magis-
trados del mundo entero, es algo
impresionante y los rostros de los em-
pleados son mas impresionantes toda-
via para los que por una raz6n o por
otra tienen que visitar "oficialmente"
esos despachos. Pero, de un tiempo
a esta part el rostro del Secretario
de la Corte, Rathburn Springer,
tiene destellos de alegria por mo-
mentos. Averiguamos la raz6n y lo-
gramos saber que es debido a que
ya no tiene problems con su viejo
auto, que lo dejaba varado a cada
rato. Ahora tiene uno muy elegant,
al cual le ha puesto todos los extras
imaginables y al que da brillo todos
los dias. La verdacl es que ahora que
la Liga Infantil de Beisbol esta en
receso, Rathbum le dedica todo su
tiempo libre a su flamante auto.
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Un nimero de distinguidos lecto-
res de esta column nos han sugeri-
do que incluyamos en ella notas his-
t6ricas de Panama que tanto intere-
san a nacionales y extranjeros ansio-
sos por conocer datos poco comunes
de la nacionalidad panamefia. Tra-
taremos de intercalar, algunas notas
hist6ricas que nos parezcan de inte-
res para tratar de agradar a todos
los que nos honran con su atenci6n.

Y, a prop6sito, las Islas de San
Bias, ese paraiso tropical que se en-
cuentra fuera de la costa Atlantica
oriental de Panama, no siempre se
han llamado asi. Se las llama tam-
bien el ArchipiBlago de Las Mula-
tas y en un tiempo tambien se lla-
maron Islas Barbas Samballas, segoin
dice el historiador Vicente Riva Pala-
cio en su libro "M6xico a Trav6s de
Los Siglos". Esta anotaci6n la toma-
mos del ensayo "Los Cimarrones y
la Esclavitud en PanamA", del Profe-
sor Luis A. Diez Castillo, quien pres-
ta servicios en la Divisi6n de Escue-
las de la Zona del Canal.
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Tambidn dice el Profesor Diez
Castillo y en ello estan de acuerdo
los historiadores en general, que las
primeras ciudades europeas fu-ndadas
en PanamA, lo fueron en la costa de
San Blas. Fueron esas ciudades Santa
Maria la Antigua, Acla y San Cris-
t6bal, aunque sus restos fueron ab-
sorbidos por la selva en el transcu-
rrir de los siglos.

A pesar de la's leyendas negras,
muchas de ellas verdaderas, de los
tiempos de la Colonia, es verdad in-
controvertible que los Reyes de Es-
pafia se preocuparon por el buen
trato que se debia dar a los indios
y negros de las colonies americanas.
En su ensayo, el Profesor Diez Cas-
tillo dice: "La Corona espafiola . .
estipul6 que cada uno de ellos perci-
biria cien pesos de oro por afio, ade-
mis de casa y comida 'de los mante-
nimientos de la tierra' y 'una botija
perulera Ilena de vino' cada mes".
Diez Castillo hace referencia a la
"Historia Social y Econ6mica de
Espafia y America", del historiador
J. Vicens Vives.
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Los que van por los lados del Ramo
de Artes GrAficas en el Edificio de
Administraci6n en estos dias, notan
que el ambiente y el Animo de los
empleados esta algo sombrio. Se nota
como que faltara algo a lo que uno
esta acostumbrado, cuando entra en
esa muy bien organizada dependen-
cia del Canal de Panama. Y es que
Norma Lanuza, la gentil recepcio-
nista, esta de vacaciones.
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Tony Grenald, el espigado apren-
diz estudiantil que trabaja con el Ser-
vicio de Guias de la Zona del Canal,
es hombre de muchas actividades.
Desde que entr6 al servicio del Canal
de Panama ha tenido tiempo para
participar en todas las ferias del inte-
rior, ha transitado el Canal varias
veces a bordo de barcos de pasajeros,
ha atendido a los visitantes en las
Esclusas de Miraflores y en las de
Gatln, con su eterna sonrisa, ha via-
jado en autom6vil, en cami6n, en fe-
rrocarril, en buques de la armada, en
helic6ptero, y dado largas caminatas
a pie. El muchacho sabe alargar el
tiempo hasta el extreme que le ha
alcanzado tambi6n para estudiar en
la universidad y hasta para casarse.
Vas bien, muchacho, vas bien.

Bueno, y se nos acabaron las ganas
de darles lata. Por si acaso alguno
de ustedes sabe alg6n bochinche, de
esos que se pueden publicar, por
favor escribannos. Tambidn si saben
alg6n detalle hist6rico sobre PanamA,
les agradeceriamos lo enviaran a
COCTELERA, Oficina de Informaci6n
del Canal de Panama, Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z.

El costo de la vida ha subido tanto
que algunas personas estan usando
material de segunda mano para cons-
truir castillos en el aire.



Octubre 25, 196S

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El SPILLWAY tambi6n estuvo en las Olimpiadas de M6xico, ya que nuestro
Editor de Publicaciones en Espafiol, Tomis A. Cupas, presenci6 el magno
event deportivo en la capital azteca. Aqui vemos a Cupas junto con various
periodistas de otros paises, durante las ceremonies de inauguraci6n de la
XIX Olimpiada.


Paraiso en la Femenina y

R.C. en la Masculina Ganan

El torneo intercolegial de balon-
cesto en las Escuelas Latinoameri-
canas de la Zona del Canal se inici6
el viernes pasado en el Gimnasio de
Rainbow City con partidos entire Pa-
raiso y Rainbow City en las divisio-
nes femenina y masculina de los
segundos ciclos.
Rainbow City super en la rama
femenina a Paraiso por 35 a 15, des-
puts de aventajar por 8 a 3 en el
primer tiem.po.
Brady con 15 puntos y Cox con
13 fueron las mayores anotadoras de
Rainbow City, mientras que McFar-
lane y Swaby con 5 cada una, fueron

El partido masculine fue ganado
por Paraiso, con anotaci6n de 42 por

El SPILLWAY en las XIX Olimpiadas de Mexico

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Frente al equipo de Filipinas obtuvo Panama su primer
triunfo en baloncesto, 95 por 92, en la mariana del mi-r-
coles 16 del corriente en el imponente Palacio de los
Deportes de Mexico. La foto nos muestra el instant en
que el canastero colonense Pedro "Mago" Rivas, se
impulsaba para hacer un enceste. Al extreme derecho,
con el N 11 esti el pequefio Davis Peralta, Jr., mayor
anotador del torneo Olimpico, con un total de 167 pun-
tos en los primeros site partidos. Otros jugadores des-
tacados por PanamA, ademAs de Peralta y Rivas, han

sido Julio Osorio, quien aparece al fondo, a la izquierda,
y el veteran Arturo Agard, al fondo en el centro, poli-
cia en Crist6bal, quien ha representado a Panama en
muchas competencias internacionales. En la rueda de
clasificaci6n, PanamA gan6 dos juegos-el otro fue a
Senegal- y perdi6 cinco. Luego tendria que jugar en
la rueda de consolaci6n para escoger del noveno al duo-
d6cimo lugares del baloncesto olimpico. Es la primer
vez que PanamA toma parte en el baloncesto olimpico

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La delegaci6n de Panama en la XIX Olimpiada que se mefia va Virgilio de Le6n, president del Comite Olim-
celebra en Ciudad de M6xico, desfila en el Estadio Olim- pico Panamefio. Panama ha estado representada en tres
pico Mixico 68 durante la ceremonia de inauguraci6n deportes: baloncesto, levantamiento de pesas y lucha
el 12 de octubre 6ltimo. Al frente de la delegaci6n pana- libre.

37 con una gran reacci6n en el se-
gundo tiempo, despubs que Rainbow
City habia aventajado en la primer
mitad por 19 a 17.
Los mayores anotadores de Paraiso
fueron A. Betty con 11 puntos,
R. Ogarro con 9, Hubert Joseph y
R. Cumberbatch con 6 cada uno.
Por Rainbow City los mayores
anotadores fueron R. Smith y Rooke

con 8 puntos cada uno y Del Rosario
con 7.
Hoy a las 5 de la tarde continia
el torneo canastero en el Gimnasio
de Paraiso, mididndose en primer
turno las feminas de Rainbow City y
Paraiso, mientras que en el segundo
lo haran los varones de Rainbow City
y Paraiso. La series entire ambos plan-
teles es de cuatro partidos.

En Exhibici6n Articulos

Del Hawaii Prehist6rico

Una interesante colecci6n de pie-
zas del primitive arte del Hawaii,
algunas de ellas pertenecientes a la
prehistoria de esas islas, estA siendo
expuesta actualmente en el Museo
Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal.
Hawaiana, que es como se llama
la exposici6n, consiste en una exhi-
bici6n de artesania de calidad prepa-
rada por Jean Karch, maestra de
Educaci6n Especial que pas6 el se-
mestre de primavera en la Universi-
dad de Hawaii, donde hizo trabajos
de investigaci6n sobre la cultural de
Polinesia. Durante ese tiempo, la
Sra. Karch viaj6 much por las islas
en busca de articulos aut6nticos, par-
te de los cuales estAn en la exhibici6n
del museo.
La colecci6n incluye una cantidad
de fotos de los dibujos de J. Webber,
artist y explorador que acompafi6
al CapitAn James Cook en su primer

Los Riesgos y el
La esposa de un empleado del de-
partamento de seguridad de carrete-
ras del pueblo de Farnborough, In-
glaterra, fue a quejarse ante los jefes
de su marido de que dste tomaba su
trabajo demasiado en serio.
"Ya es mds de la cuenta" excla-
maba la sefora "esto ha llegado al
punto que hasta nuestro dormitorio
luce como un cruce de caminos, por
todos lados veo avisos de "Pare",
"Prohibido Pasar", "Si bebe no ma-
neje", etc. Y ahora, para completar,
ha traido un carton grandisimo lleno
de carteles y lo ha colocado encima
de la cama".
Los jefes, mostrando una actitud
muy comprensiva, le prometieron a
la seiora que buscarian un lugar
done guardar los equipos y asi res-
tablecer la paz conyugal que este
empleado de seguridad habia olvi-
dado "asegurar".

Delicada Misi6n...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
ti6 a la Universidad de Missouri y se
gradu6 en la Academia Militar de los
Estados Unidos en West Point en
1916. Recibi6 su grado de maestria
en ingenieria en 1950 en la Univer-
sidad de Iowa, y se ha graduado en
la Escuela de Infanteria, en la Es-
cuela de Ingenieria y en el Co-
legio de Comando y Estado Mayor
De 1960 a 1964 sirvi6 en el Dis-
trito de Ingenieria de Honoluli como
Ayudante del Ingeniero del Area y
luego como Ingeniero Alterno del
Distrito, donde trabaj6 en el proyec-
til antiproyectiles NIKE-ZEUS del
Ej6rcito, en las islas de Kwajalein y
Roi-Namur, en las Islas Marshall.
El Coronel Beatty trabajarA cerca
de Sharpner's Pond, North Andover,
durante la construcci6n del Radar de
Adquisici6n de Perimetro y de las
instalaciones del radar de base y de
lanzamiento de proyectiles en Camp
Curtiss Guild, en Reading y en Lynn-
El Coronel Beatty y su esposa, la
Sra. Bonniejean Miller de Beatty,
tienen dos hijos que cursan estudios
universitarios. Han fijado su resi-
dencia en North Andover.

viaje al Hawaii en 1778-79. Los di-
bujos de Webber muestran las cho-
zas nativas de techo de palma, esce-
nas de la Expedici6n Cook y articulos
primitives del Hawaii.
De interns especial en la colecci6n
son varias muestras de telas prehis-
t6ricas confeccionadas con corteza de
un Arbol del Hawaii que fueron en-
contradas en una cueva seca antes
de 1700. Un mazo con intrincados
disefios hechos a mano y usado para
machacar corteza de Arboles para
hacer tela tambi6n aparece en la co-
lecci6n. Las telas evidencian las mar-
cas de agua hechas al ser machacadas.
Dos calcados al carbon de petro-
glifos encontrados en las corrientes
de lava del Hawaii y hechos en tela
muestran la habilidad artistic de los
grabadores prehist6ricos que traba-
jaban al cincel las superficies endu-
recidas de la lava.
EstA incluida una copia del Dios
hawaiano TIKI, esculpida en madera
que demuestra la gran habilidad de
los primitives habitantes de las islas
que podian imitar formas humans
tanto con piedra como con madera.
Numerosos articulos, entire ellos un
anzuelo hecho de concha de madre-
perla, conchas, dientes de pescados y
huesos, tazas hechas de concha de
coco, y otros muchos completan la
exhibici6n de articulos hechos por los
primitivos habitantes del Hawaii y
que se puede ver diariamente en el
Museo de la Zona del Canal.

Comienza el 31 en

Anc6n "El Vals

De Aniversario"
La producci6n "El Vals de Ani-
versario" del Theatre Guild, una co-
media en tres actos, abrirA el 31 de
este mes en el Teatro de Anc6n. Las
presentaciones continuarAn hasta el
9 de noviembre y el tel6n serA des-
corrido cada noche a las 8 p.m.
Los miembros del Theatre Guild
pueden hacer reservaciones por ade-
lantado Ilamando por telefono a la
taquilla del Teatro de Anc6n, Balboa
3786 durante el dia de hoy. Cada
miembro puede Ilevar a un invitado
gratuitamente la noche de apertura.
La venta de asientos para el pibli-
co se abrirA mafiana y las reservacio-
nes pueden hacerse Ilamando por te-
lefono a la taquilla del teatro entire
las 11 a.m. y las 3 p.m.
A partir del lunes y durante todas
las presentaciones, la taquilla serA
abierta entire las 7 y 9 p.m.

La CFC Acelera ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
el Area de la Zona del Canal, inclu-
yendo a los militares y demAs agen-
cias, se habia logrado un total de
$218.193.04, o el 95.6 por ciento de
la meta de la Campafia Federal
Combinada total.

La producci6n de azicar de Cuba
para 1968 se hahia calculado en unos
8 millones de toneladas, pero ahora
se estirria que no alcanzard a
de 5.600.000 toneladas.

PAgina 4