Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: November 22, 1968
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Language: Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body: Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note: "Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note: Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note: Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note: Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note: Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00692
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Spillwa y

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. VII, No. 23 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, November 22, 1968

Pedro Miguel

Locks To Get

Bulkhead Slots
Installation of lateral culvert bulk-
head slots into which steel bulkheads
will be fitted when center and side-
wall culvert repairs become neces-
sary, is an important part of the gen-
eral lock overhaul scheduled for
Pedro Miguel Locks in February and
March of 1969.
The bulkheads are designed to re-
place the lateral culvert plugs pre-
viously planned for use to block off
water from the center and sidewall
culverts. The plugs were found to be
impractical at Pedro Miguel because
of the condition of the foundation.
Some repairs to the concrete in
the floor of the east lane at Pedro
Miguel were made in 1958 during
regular overhaul after it was found
that buckling had occurred. Addi-
tional damage was discovered in the
west lane during the overhaul in
1965 and more concrete was re-
placed. At the same time, the floor
and lateral culverts of both lanes
were reinforced and routed.
Other overhaul work at Pedro
Miguel in February and March will
include overhaul of gates 66 and 67,
using as much as possible of the
"4-day outage" procedures.
The two gates were removed this
week and taken to the Balboa dry-
dock following a week of preparatory
work during which the east lane was
closed to traffic.
Overhaul work will start at the Pe-
dro Miguel east lane February 2 and
continue until February 28. The east
lane will be out of service at this
time. The west lane will be closed
to traffic during overhaul scheduled
for March 3 to 22.
Several hundred men, in addition
to the regular Canal forces, will be
hired for overhaul work with extra
men being taken on by the Locks,
Maintenance and the Industrial Divi-
The Maintenance Division will
install the bulkhead slots and the
Industrial Division forces will over-
haul the locks gates in the Balboa

Cargo Record Is Set

Again By "Mythic"
A record cargo moved through the
Panama Canal last week aboard the
Liberian flag ship Mythic.
Breaking the record held by a
sister ship, the Arctic, the Mythic
carried 59,026 long tons of coal en
route from Hampton Roads, Va., to
Japan. The former cargo record set
by the Arctic was 58,647 long tons
when it transited in September. This
in turn broke the record set in
November 1967 by the Mythic.
The Mythic, the Arctic, and another
sister, the Melodic are 845-foot long
bulk cargo ships with a beam of
105.85 feet operated by the Triton
Shipping, Inc., of New York.

Last Week's Visito
Miraflores Locks.__________
Gatun Locks ___-________
Summit Gardens _________
Civil Affairs Museum ___
Las Cruces,
partial transits, 5 ________
Small launches,
partial transits, 3 ________
MV Tahitien ._______
T.S.S. Statendam ..
Grand total.______

Retiring chief of the Canal's Executive Planning Staff, John D. Hollen.

Panama Canal Chief

Planner Retiring

John Davisson Hollen, Chief of
the Panama Canal's Executive Plan-
ning Staff for the past 15 years, has
announced his retirement from the
Canal organization. Accompanied by
his wife Dorothea, he will sail from
Cristobal Thanksgiving Day and
drive from New Orleans to their new
home in Adel, Iowa.
Hollen has been chief of the
Canal's vital planning section since
this unit was organized in 1953. He
also has acted as chairman of the
working committee of the Canal im-
provement program which takes in
five panels, each studying a program
of capital improvements necessary
to achieve ultimate Canal capacity.
Recently, with other members of
his staff, he made a partial world
tour visiting Canal users to obtain
projections of commodity movements
and types of vessels and other fea-
tures of future annual Canal traffic.

The decision to leave the Canal
has been a difficult one, according to
Hollen who is completing nearly 33
years of U.S. Government service in-
cluding two hitches with the U.S.
Navy as an engineer officer.
They made up their minds after
three summers spent on the recon-
struction of their 100-year-old house
in Adel and enjoying the life of
gentlemen farmers on 11 acres of
good Iowa land.
Iowa is home to the Hollens. Both
were born there and they first met
when attending high school in In-
diana. Although he was born on a
farm, Hollen had more interest in
engineering and after graduating
from high school attended Iowa
State. lie started out in electrical
engineering but later took up in-
dustrial engineering.
Before being called to active duty
(Continued on p. 4)

PC To Employ

200 Students

The Panama Canal organization is
planning to employ approximately
200 students during the forthcoming
vacation period. This program will
cover a single continuous 12-week
period extending from February 24,
1969, to May 17, 1969, and will in-
clude students from the Panama sec-
ondary schools, the Canal Zone Latin
American secondary schools, the
University of Panama, and the Uni-
versity of Santa Maria La Antigua.
Only regularly enrolled, full-time
students of the University of Pan-
ama, the University of Santa Maria
La Antigua, and graduating seniors
of the Republic of Panama secondary
schools and the Canal Zone Latin
-American secondary schools are eli-
gible for the program. Additionally,
all students must be 16 years of age,
or over, at the beginning of the pro-
gram and have submitted evidence
of satisfactory scholastic achievement
during the preceding school year.
Application forms have been for-
warded to the schools participating
in the program. Students may obtain
application forms from their school
directors. The deadline for submis-
sion of applications has been ex-
tended to December 31, 1968.
Any student meeting the above re-

Christmas Supplies

At Diablo Center
Just about everything one could
wish for to decorate for Christmas,
inside and outside, is available at the
Diablo Service Center open daily
from 2:30 to 10 p.m. everyday in-
cluding Sundays and holidays until
December 24.
There is also a large assortment of
toys for the kiddies, Christmas wrap-
ping paper, greeting cards, corsages,
artificial trees, and, of course, the
ornaments for the trees.

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31 Eddie Riley, center, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Riley Cheryl Early, left, 8th grade daughter of T. Sgt. and
of Diablo, was the winner of the annual limerick contest Mrs. William Early of Albrook were runners-up. The
218 held earlier this month at Curundu Junior High School three were presented their awards before a school assem-
432 in connection with American Education Week. He is a bly of more than 1,200. Eddie will have his name in-
7th grader as is Shelley Satonin, right, daughter of T. Sgt. scribed on the permanent plaque that is secured at the
3,701 and Mrs. Andrew Satonin of Albrook AFB. She and entrance to Building A.

quirements and who is attending a
school where an application form is
not available may request a form at
the Personnel Offices, located in
Building 366, Ancon, or Building
1105, Cristobal, or by writing the
Panama Canal, Personnel Bureau,
Box 2012, Balboa Heights, C.Z.
This program does not provide for
payment of per diem, meals, or lodg-
ing. Students not residing in Panama
City or Colon will have to make their
own arrangements.

Governor Leber

To Read Nov. 28

Gov. W. P. Leber will read Pres-
ident Johnson's Thanksgiving Day
proclamation during the annual Com-
munity Thanksgiving observance to
be held at 9:30 a.m., November 28,
in the Balboa Theater.
This interfaith service is sponsored
by the civilian and military clergy
of the Pacific Religious .Workers
The U.S. Ambassador to Panama,
Charles W. Adair, Jr., will be the
principal speaker. Other participants
include Rear Adm. George P. Koch,
USN, the Reverend Stephen J.
Strouse, Chaplain (Major) Alan M.
Greenspan, and the Very Reverend
Mainert J. Peterson.
Music for the service will be pro-
vided by the U.S. Air Force Southern
Command and the Canal Zone
Symphonette Chorus.


Checks Asked

For Campaign
The 1969 Canal Zone Area Com-
bined Federal Campaign officials are
making every atempt to recover
funds which were discovered missing
during an audit last month.
Those who contributed by per-
sonal check and whose checks are
missing have been identified. A letter
has been sent to these persons re-
questing that replacement checks be
forwarded to the Combined Federal
To insure that no missing checks
are overlooked and to assist all those
concerned in the reconciliation of
their accounts, anyone who contri-
buted to the campaign by personal
check should review his bank state-
ments. If the check has not been
charged to his account, payment on
the check should be stopped and a
replacement check or payroll deduc-
tion card forwarded to the Combined
Federal Campaign, either through his
division keyman or to Drawer 2015,
Balboa Heights, C.Z.
A missing check made out to the
Combined Federal Campaign is not
negotiable. However, in the event
the original check is later recovered
or cashed, the check either will be
returned to the employee or a refund
will be made, whichever is appro-
The entire cash loss is covered by
insurance. Recovered cash and check
contributions will be distributed to
the various charitable organizations
as originally designated.



November 22, 1968

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:35-Pentagon Forum
5:05-Wrestling From Buffalo
6:00-Weekend '68
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"House on 92d St."
8:00-SCN News
8:05-"Away We Go!"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:30-Hollywood Talent Scouts
10:25-Focus on Today
10:45-Late Movie:
"Come On Tarzan"

1:00-SCN News
1:05-The Answer
1:35-Keeping Animals
1:40-Sunday Playhouse:
"Miracle of the Bells"
3:45-The Tournament of
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-The Gold Diggers
10 30-Focus on Today
10-50-This Is The Life
ll:15--The Sacred Heart

4:15-"You're in Love
Charlie Brown"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Wise Guy"
5:30-Science In Action
6:30-Andy Griffith
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:
"Mr. Wise Guy"
10:10-Four Star Anthology
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Ted Mack Amateur Hour

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Wise Guy"
6:30-Showcase '68
6:55-SCN News In Spanish

7:05-The John Gary Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Dick Powell Theater
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
10:20-To Be Announced
10:30-Focus On Today

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Wise Guy"
5:30-Animal Kingdom
(: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:
"Dick Van Dyke"
10:00-Peter Gunn
10:25-Focus on Today
10:45 -Markham

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:45-EBF: "The Pilgrims"
2:10-CBS Golf Classic
3:00-TlThanksgiving Parade
4:00-Holiday Playhouse:
"It's In The Air"
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Wise Guy"
6:30--ob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:10-Canal Zone Calendar
9:15-Army vs. Navy: Friendly
9:45-Perry Como
Thanksgiving Show
10:40-Focus on Today
11:00-Sea Power: Plymouth
Rock To Polaris

4:15-"Andy Griffith"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Wise Guy"
5:30-Auto Racing: Watkins
Glen 1965
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-You're in Love,
Charlie Brown
7:35-The 1968 Iguana Bowl
9:45-Daniel Boone
10:40-Focus on Today
1]:00-Melody Ranch

Week Beginning Saturday,
November 23, 1968

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:35 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Death Rides A Horse (AY)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Prehistoric Women (A)
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-The Seven Hills Of
Rome (AYC)
Thurs., 2:30, 6:15, 8:55 p.m. (United
Fund Premiere)-Star (AY)
Fri., 2:30, 6:15, 8:10 p.m.-Pinocchio

Sat.-Waterhole No. 3 (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-102
mins.)-The Frogmen (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Detective (A)
Tues.-Ivanhoe (AYC)
Wed.-Ski Party (AY)
Thurs., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Pink Panther
Carnival (AYC)
Fri.-Geronimo (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-I Accuse

Sat., 8:15 p.m.-The Lion (AY)
Sun.-How To Save A Marriage-And
Ruin Your Life (AY)
Tues.-The Detective (A)
Wed.-Pink Panther Carnival (AYC)
Fri.-Ski Party (AY)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Shock Troops (AY)
Mon.-They Only Kill Once (A)
Tues. (United Fund Premiere)-Star
Wed.-The Man Who Never Was (AY)
Thurs., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-The Purple
Plain (AYC)
Fri.-Hondo And The Apaches (AYC)

Sat., 6:30 p.m.-Our Mother's House (A)
Sat., 9:00 p.m. (Prerelease)-The Sweet
Ride (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-92
mins.)-Summer Love (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Green Berets IA)
Tues.-The Bedford Incident (AY)
Wed.-Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini
Machine (AY)
Thurs., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-The Russians
Are Coming, The Russians Are
Coming (AYC)
Fri.-The Lion (AY)
Friday Owl Show. 10:00 p.m.-Handle
With Care (AYC)

Sat.-Man On Fire (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-99
mins.)-Misty (AYC)
Sun.-The Graduate (A, Y-mature.)
Tues.-Waterhole No. 3 (A)

Thurs.-The Bedford Incident (AY)
Fri.-Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini
Machine (AY)

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, November 23, 1968

10:00 a.m.
633 Squadron-Cliff Robertson, George
Chakiris: British air squadron against
a Nazi fuel plant in Norway. (Color.)
(AY) T-108 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Spanish Gardener-Dirk Bogarde, Jon
Witeley: A British diplomat bitterly re-
sents his young son's friendship with
the gardener. (Color.) T-102 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Broken Arrow-James Stewart, Jeff Chan-
dler, Debra Paget: Western historical
film spotlighting the conflict between the
Apache Indians and the whites in the
Arizona of 1870. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-99 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The Prince Who Was A Thief-Tony Cur-
tis, Piper Laurie: A handsome prince
deposes a scheming prince regent who
had gained the throne illegally. (SIT.)
(Color.) T-95 mins.
2:00 p.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
Cotten, 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.
All 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.


Superior service awards and checks for $100 each were commendation were presented to the two men in the
presented to David E. Beach, Canal Zone policeman, office of the Cristobal Port Captain and the checks went
left, and Roy L. Bunnell, Panama Canal Admeasurer, to their wives, who were special guests at the ceremony.
right, in official recognition and commendation for their The incident occurred October 6 when the two men
heroism and courage in rescuing a seaman in danger of dived into the bay and brought aboard the police launch
drowning in Limon Bay recently. The certificates of a seaman who had jumped from the MS "Vainqueur."


By Emily J. Price

The four young Englishmen from
Liverpool who have shaken up the
world of pop music and men's
fashions are sympathetically viewed
in Julius Fast's The Beatles. The
early lives of John, Paul, George,
and Ringo are detailed, plus the
stunning impact of their success and
a long hard look at where they are
going. This is a readable biography
for fans and others.
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie
Moon is a novel by Marjorie Kellogg.
The title sounds like a goofy song
and the setting and characters are
equally unattractive, three derelict
hospital patients who decide to live
together after discharge because
they have no place to go. Out of
this unpromising material the author
has fashioned a deeply affecting
story full of humor and compassion,
one that you'll remember.
Allen Drury continues his series of
political novel with Preserve and
Protect, and once again follows the
fortunes of many of the characters
first met in "Advise and Consent."
The sudden death of a prominent
political figure causes chaos on the
national scene and intrigue and
drama keep one reading to the end.
Life With Queen Victoria is a col-
lection of letters written by Marie
Mallet who was Maid of Honor to
the Queen from 1887 to 1901.
Although forbidden to keep a diary,
she wrote vivid accounts of life in
the royal household to her husband
and mother. Now edited by her son,
Victor Mallet, the letters give a
loving, warm glimpse of the Queen
in her last years.
Helen MacInnes has written
another whirlwind suspense story.

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

The Salzburg Connection is set in
the Austrian Alps where a sealed
chest was hidden in a deep lake by
the Nazis 20 years ago. A young
American on a routine business trip
is suddenly involved in the secret
and the resulting action will satisfy
Miss MacInnes' many readers.

Zone Shriners'


March Saturday

Thirty Master Masons will be
initiated into the Ancient Arabic
Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
and become members of the Abou
Saad Temple in special ceremonies
The day's program starts at 7 a.m.
when candidates report to the Shrine
Units Building on Gaillard Highway.
Atlantic side candidates will be
escorted across the Isthmus by the
Atlantic side Directors Staff. A color-
ful parade starting at Goethals
Monument will get underway at 10
a.m. Abou Saad's famous clowns will
be in full strength to bring fun and
cheer to the children; also the fast
mini-bikes and bucking Fords of the
motor patrol.
The first section of the ceremonial
will begin at 11 a.m. in the Ancon
Masonic Temple followed by a
lunch at noon.
The second and third part of the
ceremonial will begin at 2 p.m. at
the Shrine Units Building and will
end at approximately at 4:15 p.m.
The ceremonial banquet will be
at the Fort Amador Officers' Open
Mess, with the social hour at 6:30
p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30
p.m. There will be dancing to the
music of Lucho Azcirraga until
John "Bud" Ciarlo, director of the
Directors Staff, will lead his staff in
the second section, and the evening
festivities will be under the super-
vision of Noble Charles H. Taylor,
Oriental Guide. The Parade Marshall
will be named later. Illustrious Cliff
Beaty, Potentate of Abou Saad
Temple, urges all Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine to support this cere-
Admission to the day's activities
will be a 1968 dues card and all
Nobles are requested to wear their
Fez. Dress for the banquet will be
either formal or coat and tie.

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Uivol; uopic

You don't feel like preparing a
large breakfast on Sunday? If you
come to the Tivoli Guest House
Sunday Brunch you can enjoy a
delicious breakfast without the work.
The brunch menu for Novem-
ber 24, will feature: assorted fruit
and juice trays, hot cakes, syrup,
honey, ham omelet, creamed eggs on
toast, hashed brown potatoes, grilled
sausage, grilled bacon, assorted dry
cereals, buttered toast, cinnamon
toast, jam, jelly, pineapple muffins,
Danish pastry, coffee, tea, and milk.
Brunch is served in the Roosevelt
Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price:
Adults, $1.50; children, $1.

Enjoy the best in Italian cooking
at the Tivoli's Italian Night Buffet
Monday, November 25.
The menu includes: chicken caccia-
tori with spaghetti, spaghetti with
meat sauce, Italian salad, garlic
bread, relish tray, assorted pastries,
beverage. Call 2-2111 and make re-
servations for any one of our three
convenient seatings: 5:30, 6:30, or
7:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $1.50 and children
10 and under $1.

The Tivoli Guest House is proud
to announce its "Thanksgiving Buf-
fet" November 28. Make this one of
the most enjoyable days of the year
by joining us for this sumptuous
The menu is extensive and in-
cludes: roast tom turkey with dress-
ing, cranberry sauce and giblet
gravy, Virginia baked ham, mashed
potatoes, sweet potatoes, buttered
peas, mixed vegetables, relish tray,
fresh fruit tray, whole fresh fruits,
seafood salad, nuts, pumpkin pie,
fruit cake, assorted cookies, assorted
pastries, and beverage.
Reservations may be made for
seatings convenient to you. The
seatings are 12 to 12:15, 2 to 2:15
p.m., 6 to 6:15 p.m., and 8 to 8:30
p.m. The price is $2.75 for adults
and $1.65 for children.

A driver should not follow another
vehicle too closely. Be reasonable
and prudent, always take into con-
sideration the speed, the traffic and
the condition of the highway.

Page 2

At The Movies


November 22, 1968


Legion of Merit is presented to Lt. Col. Floyd D. Wright, right, Military
Liaison Officer for the Panama Canal and Chief of the Sea Level Canal
Support Division, by Gov. W. P. Leber. Lieutenant Colonel Wright was
cited for his performance as battalion commander of the 575th Engineer
Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Col. Wright Awarded

Legion of Merit

Lt. Col. Floyd D. Wright, Military AmongLicutenantColonel Wright's
Liaison Officer for the Panama Canal decorations and medals are the
and Chief of the Sea Level Canal Bronze Star Medal with V device,
Support Division, has been awarded the Purple Heart, the European-
the Legion of Merit, by direction of African-Middle Eastern Campaign
President Johnson. Medal with 5 Campaign Stars, the
Gov. \V. P. Leber presented the United Nations Service Medal, and
medal to Lieutenant Colonel Wright the Korean Service Medal with 3
during a ceremony in the Engineer- Bronze Stars.
ing and Construction Bureau offices. Lieutenant Colonel Wright and
Maj. James A. Phillips, Assistant to his wife, Edna, live at 533 Ancon
the Health Director, read the com- Boulevard Hwith their two sons,
mendation. Robert, 17, and Glenn, 14.
Lieutenant Colonel Wright was He is a registered professional en-
cited for his performance as battalion gineer in the State of South Carolina.
commander of the 575th Engineer
Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga. The
commendation stated he was honored G Id d
for "demonstrating outstanding abil- C OI cooper
ity as a planner, organizer, and ,
leader, applying his comprehensive tires A fter23
knowledge with competency and
diplomacy and achieving a standard Years Service
of excellence in the finest traditions
of the U.S. Army. Gerold E. Cooper, Master, Dipper
"His integrity and diligence earned Dredges of the Panama Canal
the respect and admiration of all Dredging Division, has retired after
with whom he was associated during more than 23 years service, all with
this period, September 1966 through the Dredging Division. He and Mrs.
May 1968, and reflect the utmost Cooper sailed November 14 on board
credit upon himself and the military the SS Cristobal for New Orleans,
service." from where they will travel to St.
Petersburg, Fla., where they plan
to reside for a time.

Balboa Supermarket

Open Until 5:30 p.m.

November 25
In order to give customers an
ample opportunity to purchase their
turkey and trimmings for Thanks-
giving Day, the Balboa Retail Store
Supermarket will be open from 10
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Novem-
ber 25.

"We've had a very good safety rec-
ord this year. Now how will we keep
the employees from finding out?"

He was born in Cincinnatus, N.Y.,
attended schools there and enlisted
in the U.S. Army right after com-
pleting school.
In 1931, he came to the Isthmus
while in Army service and was
stationed at Corozal.
Cooper was an outstanding rider
and won many cups and commen-
dations in the Isthmian horse shows.
So outstanding a rider was he that
his U.S. Army discharge papers cite
him for "Superior Horsemanship."
His first employment with the
Dredging Division was in 1941 as
foreman, Construction and Mainte-
nance. He resigned a few months
later. In 1945, he was reemployed
as foreman, pipeline suction dredge
and through promotions attained the
position of Master, Dipper Dredges.
Mrs. Cooper, who came to the
Isthmus as a child of about 2, started
school in Gorgona and completed
school in Balboa, from where she
went to the University of Alabama
and was graduated in 1933. An
accomplished musician, she has
served as Dean of the Isthmian
Chapter of the American Guild of
SOrganists of which she is a member.
l Their son, Gerold R. (Gerry) now
is a mate with the Lykes Lines.

"I "


S.. -.:... ... ....

(;erold E. Cooper, Master, Dipper Dredges of the and, at the day's end, watched the last bucketful dredged
Canal's Dredging Division, took the Dredge Paraiso out in the Cut-widening project.
for a farewell run, prior to retirement from Canal service

Page 3

Zone Students

Compete for

VFW Awards |
The annual Voice of Democracy I
contest sponsored by the Veterans I
of Foreign Wars and offering high
school students an opportunity to
win $13,500 in scholarship prizes, is
now in progress in the Canal Zone. -
This year's theme is the same as last
year's, "Freedom's Challenge." There we were at one of the largest
Entrants must write and then tape- turkey farms in the world, with
record a 3- to 5-minute script express- thousands and thousands of turkeys
ing their views on freedom. More gobbling and running around, and
than 1,500,000 high school students all I could think about was Thurs-
have participated in the program day, November 28, which was in the
which has been sponsored by the not-too-distant future.
VFW for the past 7 years. I mentioned this to my host, and
Five national winners will be asked him if he didn't feel badly
selected among the Canal Zone and about so many birds destined to be
on dinner tables next week, and he
United States winners. The first prizeoni
winner receives $5,000; the second, said:
$3,500; third prize is $2,500; fourth, "Are you kidding? Why, a bird on
$1,500; and the fifth prize is $1,000. the table is money in the pocket-
For the Canal Zone winner there is MY pocket."
the experience of winning a 5-day "I know," I replied, "but don't
tour to Washington, D.C., to com- you feel any tenderness toward these
pete for the VFW scholarships. birds that you've raised from the
incubator into mature birdhood?"
Last year, John W. Carlisle of o,"
"Certainly, I do, answered the
Margarita was selected as a winner e rin,
turkey farmer, "and the tenderest
in the contest for the Canal Zone tuey f e, th teere
ones go to the big city markets
and was awarded an all-expense trip ones go to the big city markets
to Was ingon. because they fetch a better price
to Washington. thee."
All entries must be in by Decem- "'That's not exactly what I meant,"
her 13. For further information, con- said I. "How would you feel if you
tact any VFW post in the Canal were a turkey and you knew ou
Zone or the high school principal. were headed for the chopping block
in a week?"
SIHe snorted and harrumphed,
Polyethylene Not For scoffing at the thought, and said:
Gasoline "That's ridiculous! How COULD
they know?"
S Plastic containers designed for I smiled craftily and said: "Haven't
water, bleaches, tea, milk, fruit you heard of the CIA?"
juices, and such liquids are not to "The CIA!," he shouted, "How
be used for storing flammable did they get involved in this thing?"
liquids, the National Fire Protection "Not that CIA," I said. "The
Pointing out the hazards of using CIATION ..
Spolyethylene plastic containers, the "Why, that's ridiculous . Tur-
NFPA indicates that these containers keys aren't chickens," he answered.
can become potential torches. Con- "Maybe not," I said, "but birds of
trainers of this material are being a feather stick together."
marketed as replicas of GI cans of ,"Well," he said, "I know one
SWorld War II fame and advertised BIRD that isn't sticking around here
as "Fire Retardant."
Tests have shown that gasoline TAT'
will permeate some of these plastics
at temperatures as low as 140'F. "What kind of Christmas gift can
If they surcice summer driving or I buy for 1an unusual boy?" cried
storage, they are subject to rupture- Mary.
especially during cold weather. Check "What kind of unusual boy is he?"
for tliem and throw them out. demanded Susan.




any longer . ." An with that, he
threw me out of the place.
Anyway, when Thanksgiving rolls
around, I won't even think of having
a turkey on MY table. I think I'll
have a nice, fat, juicy hen, instead.
I wonder if that makes me chicken-
0 0 *
They tell me that the Brazos Brook
Bullet, Jim Deslondes, hasn't been
shooting his usual brand of golf
lately. It seems, according to our
clubhouse sources, that he's started
to break par regularly . and did
you know that one of our Atlantic
side Panama Canal pilots, Capt.
Frank Kerley, is considered to be an
authority on antique coins. Now,
this doesn't mean that if you have
money problems to go see Frank-
at least not in the strict sense of the
word ...
Saw Billy Benny getting off the
train at Balboa Heights last week-
end when he came over to spend the
weekend with his folks, and wife
Patty, after a rough week at Gatun
Locks. And if you promise not to
breath a word of it to anyone else,
I'll let you in on a secret-I think
they're going to start a family!

If you think the place is going to
the dogs, pity Jack Wagner. He's the
only guy we know who has wall-to-
wall German Shepherds. But, gee,
they're all so pretty and friendly,
too... EASY, Boy, easy!
And speaking of people who like
animals (and we feel there should
be more of them), anytime you
don't think you can make it all the
way to Summit Gardens, just go
around back of Buck Krueger's
domicile. He's got all kinds of pets,
and some are really, really interest-
ing. We asked him where Konga, the
Gorilla, sleeps and Buck answered:
"A-A-Anywhere he w-w-a-a-nts!"
(Oh, go on!)

(Send Ifour items to "It's No Se-
cret," Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.)


November 22, 1968

Canal Zone Grid All-Stars

No Repeaters

From Last Year

All-Star Team

Balboa High School dominates 1968
All-Zone Football selections. The
1968 All-Zone football team was sel-
ected at the conclusion of the Inter-
scholastic season and Palm Bowl
game by coaches Stewart Brown,
BHS; Doug Litton, CHS; and Morris
Finkelstein, CZC. All members are
new to the All-Zone team. There
were no repeat selections. Balboa
High School dominated the selection
with five players; Cristobal High
School and Canal Zone College had
three selections each. Seven of the
members were unanimous selections.

Hap Brandenburg,
CHS, senior, 5'11", 175 pounds,

Ronnie Smith,
CHS, senior, 5'11", 180 pounds,


Dave Poock,
BHS, senior, 5'8", 150 pounds,

Tom McLean,
BHS, senior, 5'10", 185 pounds,


Larry Tynes,
CZC, sophomore, 6'1", 185 pounds,

Jerry Harvey,
BHS, senior, 5'11", 190 pounds,

Austin Whitehead,
CZC, freshman, 6', 195 pounds,

Leo Patton,
CIS, sophomore, 5'11", 140 pounds,

Mark Stock,
BIS, senior, 6', 185 pounds,


I, I

Phil Reitz,
BHS, junior, 6'1", 185 pounds,

Fred DeJesus,
CZC, freshman, 6'1", 180 pounds,

(Continued from p. 1)
with the Navy during World War II,
he spent 9 years in construction and
cost plant accounting and engineer-
ing valuation work first for the U.S.
Treasury and later with TVA at
Wilson Dam and Chattanooga, Tenn.
During the war, he was stationed
in the Pacific area and was one of
seven officers sent to Pearl Harbor
to establish a construction equipment
supply base there. He found himself
in the Navy again at the beginning
of the Korean War. This time he was
assistant to the^director of the Engi-
neering and Technical Services Divi-
sion which prepared designs and
specifications for construction at
naval shore establishments.
He joined the Canal organization
in 1952 as Chief of the Plant Inven-
tory and Appraisal Staff. He became
Chief of the Executive Planning staff
the following year.
The Executive Planning Staff,
believed by some to be the ivory
tower unit of the Canal organization,
is far from that. It is a down-to-earth
unit concerned with a long term
outlook for Canal projects, and John
Hollen is one of the Canal top execu-
tives with a complete picture of past,
present, and future operation of the
Panama Canal.
Aside from the planning end, the
office prepares regular reports which
go to the Panama Canal Board of
Directors and plans the annual
capital budget, working several years
ahead. It makes all economic studies
for the Canal including the annual
projection of Canal traffic.
Outside of office hours, Hollen has
served as Chairman of the Boy Scout
Camping Committee, as a member
of the Executive Board of the Canal
Zone Council, as chairman of the
council of the Balboa Union Church,
president of the Canal Zone Society
of Professional Engineers and sec-
retary of the local chapter of the
American Society of Military Engi-
After such an active life on the
Isthmus, Hollen says he will take it
easy in Iowa, doing such things as
completing the work of reconstruc-
tion on his house and reading seed
catalogues in the spring. Next winter,
however, he may be tempted to scout
around the United States in search
of golf courses without snow.


Due to difficulty in getting actors
with British accents for "The Un-
expected Guest" the Theatre Guild
has canceled that production.
Taking its place in the fonr of a
special Christmas show is "Scrooge,"
a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens'
"A Christmas Carol."
Tryouts for "Scrooge" will begin
at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,
November 25 and 26.
There are roles for men, women,
and children of varying ages. Singers,
dancers, and singing groups also are
encouraged to tryout for this produc-

Artists residing in the Canal Zone
who plan to participate in the Xerox
1969 Pictorial Art Contest should
turn in their entries to the National
League of American Pen Women at
the Little Art Gallery in the Tivoli
Guest House.
League volunteers will receive the
entries January 12, 13, and 14 be-
tween 2 and 8 p.m.
Artists living in Panama who wish
to participate in the contest should
call Miss Norma N'finez of Xerox of
Panama, S.A., telephone Panama

Page 4

Cristobal YMCA

Announces New

Course in Judo
The Armed Services YMCA of
Cristobal and the Atlantic Isthmian
Judo Club announce the start of new
Judo courses for beginners Monday,
November 25.
Interested persons have a choice
of two classes: the Ladies Morning
Class, which meets every Monday
and Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.;
and the Coed Evening Class from 7
to 9 p.m., which holds sessions Mon-
day, Wednesday, and Friday one
week, and Tuesday and Thursday the
next week.
All classes are held in the upstairs
mezzanine area of the Cristobal
High School Cymnasium in Coco
There is a nominal registration fee,
and enrollment must be made at the
YMCA Lobby Desk. This activity is
limited to YMCA registered parti-
Under the expert instructional
guidance of Mrs. Marie Wick and
Marion Green, these courses can
eventually lead to eligibility for mem-
bership in the Atlantic Isthmian Judo
Club with its advanced phases of
For further information, call the
Cristobal "Y" at 3-2163.

Canal Bowling

Team Competes

For Trophy

The Panama Canal Bowling team
is competing this -veekend with the
Panama team for the Viceroy Trophy
at Bolerama lanes located in the Los
Angeles area of Panama City.
The Panama Canal bowlers quali-
fied for this meet with Panama bowl-
ers by winning over the Southern
Command team with a score of
9,120 pins to 8,833.
A total of 18 lines will be played
in the Viceroy Bowling Tournament
with six scheduled for last night,
another five tonight at 9 p.m., five
more lines tomorrow at 7 p.m., and
three lines being played off Sunday
at 7 p.m.
Members of the Panama Canal
Bowling team and their averages are:
Bud Balcer (195) of the Fort Davis
Post Office; Bill Miller (190), Fort
Clayton Special Services; Roy Wat-
son (181), Balboa and Margarita
Bowling Lanes supervisor; Don
Rudy (174), Postal Division, Civil
Affairs Building; and Billy Coffey
(170), of the Tropical Paint Co.
The Panama team is made up of
JosD Damiin (193), Alfredo Boyd
(189), Jorge de la Guardia (188),
Antonio Damiin (188), and Alberto
Vallarino (186).

Calendar of

20-23-The XXV Anniversary of the Cen-
tral America and Panama Inter-Club
Golf Tournament will be celebrated at
the Panama Golf Club. There will be
4 days of golf and a grand closing dance
at 8 p.m. on the 23d when presentation
of prizes will be made.
26-The third presentation of the Canal
Zone United Fund Film Festival will
feature "Star," starring Julie Andrews,
at the Coco Solo Theater at 7 p.m. only.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for
children under 12.
26-The British Aid Society is sponsoring
a Gala Premiere of the film "Romeo and
Juliet" featuring Dame Margot Fonteyn
and Rudolf Nureyev of the Royal Ballet
of London.
28-Thanksgiving Day (Holiday), U.S.
28-Annual community Thanksgiving ob-
servance will ble held at the Balboa
Theater at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Ambassador
Charles W. Adair, Jr., will be the prin-
cipal speaker and Gov. W. P. Leber will
read tile Thanksgiving Proclamation.
28-The Canal Zone United Fund will pre-
sent "Star" at the Balboa Theater for a
matinee and two evening performances.
Adults, $2 and children under 12, S1.
28-Pananma's Independence from Spain.
Holiday in Panama.
29-The Canal Zone United Fund presen-
tation of "Star" at thie Paraiso Theater
at 7 p.m. only. Tickets, S1 for adults
and 50F cents children.

M -I -q4'7 (4-7)



Vol. VII, No. 23 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 22 de Noviembre de 1968

El Gobernador Leber

LeerA Proclamaci6n

El Gobernador W. P. Leber leerAi
la proclamaci6n del Dia de Acci6n
de Gracias del Presidente Johnson

Esclusas de Miraflores.-__ 2,107
Esclusas de Gatin _-__- 220
Jardines de Summit ____ 208
Museo-Biblioteca -___ -- 158
Las Cruces,
5 viajes ___-- ----- 327
Lanchas pequefias,
3 viajes _______-- 31
MV Tahitien ._____ 218
T.S.S. Statendam -__ 432
Gran Total _____ 3,701

durante la celebraci6n annual del Dia
de Acci6n de Gracias de la Comu-
nidad el 28 de noviembre a las 9:30
a.m. en el Teatro de Balboa.
El servicio ecum6nico es auspicia-
do por el clero civil y military de la
Asociaci6n de Trabajadores Religio-
sos del Pacifico.
El Embajador de los Estados Uni-
dos en Panama, Charles W. Adair,
Jr., sera el orador principal. Otros
participants incluyen el Contraalmi-
rante George P. Koch, USN, el Re-
verendo Stephen J. Strouse, Cape-
h1An (Mayor), Alan M. Greenspan y
el Muy Reverendo Mainert J. Peter-
La misica para el servicio sera
proporcionada por la Fuerza A&rea
de los Estados Unidos en el Coman-
do Sur y por el Coro Sinf6nico de
la Zona del Canal.

La instalaci6n de ranuras de mam-
paras, para la alcantarilla lateral, en
las cuales se insertaran mamparas de
acero, cuando sea necesario hacer re-
paraciones en las alcantarillas central
y lateral, es parte important del re-
acondicionamiento general progra-
mado en las Esclusas de Pedro Mi-
guel para febrero y marzo de 1969.
Las mamparas han sido disefiadas
para reemplazar los tapones que an-
teriormente se pensaban usar para se-
llar el agua en las alcantarillas central
y lateral. Se encontr6 que los tapones
no eran practices en Pedro Miguel,
debido a las condiciones de las fun-
Se hizo algunas reparaciones al
piso de concrete de la cAmara orien-
tal de Pedro Miguel, en 1958, cuando
se encontr6 que se habian pandeado.
Dafio adicional se encontr6 en la ci-
mara occidental, en 1965, durante el
reacondicionamiento y se reemplaza-
ron otras parties del concrete. Al mis-
mo tiempo, fueron reforzados y enle-

chados el piso y las alcantarillas late-
rales de ambas vias.
Otras obras de reacondicionamien-
to que se harAn en Pedro Miguel, en
febrero y marzo, incluiran el reacon-
dicionamiento de las compuertas 66
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

John Davisson Hollen, Jefe de la
Oficina de Planificaci6n del Canal de
Panama durante los ultimos 15 afios,
ha anunciado su retire de la organi-
zaci6n del Canal. Acompafiado por
su esposa Dorothea, partira de Cris-
t6bal el Dia de Acci6n de Gracias y
manejarA desde Nueva Orleans hasta
su nueva residencia en Adel, Iowa.
Hollen ha sido jefe de la vital sec-

Empleara n 200 Ayudantes

Estudiantiles en Febrero

La Compaflia del Canal de Pana-
ma proyecta emplear a aproximada-
mente 200 estudiantes durante el
pr6ximo period de vacaciones. Este
program representarA un period de
trabajo continue de 12 semanas entire
el 24 de febrero de 1969 y el 17 de
mayo del mismo afio e incluirA estu-
diantes de las escuelas secundarias
de Panama, de las escuelas secunda-
rias latinoamericanas de la Zona del
Canal, de la Universidad de Panama
y de la Universidad Santa Maria La
Solamente los estudiantes de tiem-
po complete inscritos en la Universi-
dad de Panama y la Universidad
Santa Maria La Antigua asi como los
alumnos graduandos de las escuelas
secundarias de la Replblica de Pa-
namA y las escuelas secundarias lati-
noamericanas de la Zona del Canal
son elegibles para participar en el
program. AdemAs todos los estu-
diantes deberAn haber cumplido los
16 afios o mas al inicio del program
y tendran que someter pruebas de
desempefio academico satisfactorio
durante el aflo escolar anterior.
Los formularios de solicitud se han
enviado a las escuelas participants
en el program. Los estudiantes po-
dran obtener estos formularios en las
oficinas de los Directores de los dis-
tintos planteles. La fecha de cierre

para someter las solicitudes se ha ex-
tendido al 31 de diciembre del afio
en curso.
Cualquier estudiante que Ilene los
requisitos antes mencionados y que
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Premian a dos
Por Heroismo
Premios por servicios superiors y
cheques por $100 a cada uno fueron
entregados a David E. Beach, poli-
cia de la Zona del Canal, y a Roy
L. Bunnell, Arqueador del Canal de
PanamA, como reconocimiento y en-
comio official por su heroismo y cora-
je al rescatar a un marinero en peli-
gro de ahogarse en la Bahia de
Lim6n recientemente. (Foto en la
secci6n inglesa.)
Los certificados de encomio fue-
ron entregados a los dos hombres en
la oficina del Capitin de Puerto de
Crist6bal y los cheques fueron para
sus esposas, quienes fueron invitadas
especiales en la ceremonia.
El incident ocurri6 el 6 de octu-
bre cuando los dos hombres se zam-
bulleron en la bahia y trajeron a la
lancha de la policia a un marinero
que habia saltado del barco Vain-


* .

Muy concurrida estuvo la exposici6n de ciencia, que con
motive de la Semana de la Educaci6n en America y de
la Semana de la Ciencia prepararon el Club Alberto
Einstein y el Departamento de Ciencias de la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso. La exposici6n fue inaugurada el
14 de noviembre por Alfred Osborne, Ayudante Super-
intendente de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas, y estuvie-
ron presents Ellis Fawcett, Supervisor de Educaci6n de
las Escuelas Latinoamericanas, George Richards, Director

ci6n de planificaci6n del Canal desde
que esta unidad fue organizada en
1953. Tambihn ha actuado como pre-
sidente del comit6 de trabajo del pro-
grama de mejoras del Canal, que
abarca cinco grupos, cada uno estu-
diando un program de mejoras prin-
cipales necesarias para alcanzar la
capacidad esencial del Canal.
Recientemente, con otros miem-
bros de su personal, hizo un viaje
parcial por el mundo, visitando a
usuarios del Canal para obtener la
proyecci6n del movimiento de mer-
cancias y otra informaci6n relacio-
nada con el trifico annual del Canal.
La decision de dejar el Canal ha
sido una muy dificil, de acuerdo con
Iollen, quien esta completando casi
33 afos de servicio con el Gobierno
de los Estados Unidos, incluyendo
dos periods de servicio con la Ar-
mada de EE. UU. como official de
Se decidieron despues de 3 vera-
nos que pasaron en la reconstrucci6n
de su vieja casa de 100 afios en Adel
y gozando la vida como caballeros
hacendados en 11 acres de buena tie-
rra en Iowa.
Iowa es la casa de los Hollen. Am-
bos nacieron cerca de Adel y se co-
nocieron cuando asistian a la escuela
secundaria alli. Aunque 61 naci6 en
una hacienda, Hollen tenia mais inte-
rhs en la ingenieria y despues de gra-
duarse de escuela secundaria asisti6
a Iowa State. Comenz6 con ingenie-
ria el4ctrica, pero mas tarde se cam-
bi6 a ingenieria industrial.
Antes de ser llamado al servicio ac-
tivo con la Armada durante la II Gue-
rra Mundial, pas6 9 afios en conta-
bilidad de plant y costs de cons-
trucci6n, y trabajo de evaluaci6n de
ingenieria, primero para el Tesoro
de EE. UU. y mas tarde con TVA en
Wilson Dam y Chattanooga, Ten-
Durante ]a guerra estuvo acanto-
nado en el area del Pacifico y fue uno
de los siete oficiales enviados a Pearl
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

del plantel, profesores, padres de familiar y estudiantes.
En la foto aparecen un grupo de estudiantes, la Sra. Ana
Botello de Forero, Bibliotecaria de Paraiso, y la Profe-
sora Thelma de Quintero, coordinadora general de la
exposici6n de ciencias en la Biblioteca de Paraiso, quie-
nes observan lAminas, revistas y libros sobre los vuelos
espaciales de los Estados Unidos. La exposici6n clausura
hoy viernes 22.

Rompen Record de Carga

Por el Canal de Panama

Un cargamento record pas6 la semana pasada por el Canal
de Panama a bordo del barco liberiano Mythic.
Rompiendo la marca que tenia su hermano gemelo Arctic,
el Mythic levaba 59.026 toneladas largas de carbon de paso
desde Hampton Roads, Virginia, hacia el Jap6n. La marca
anterior de carga impuesta por el Arctic era de 58.647 tone-
ladas largas cuando transit en septiembre. Este a su vez
rompi6 el record impuesto en noviembre de 1967 por el
El Mythic y el Arctic, y otro barco gemelo, el Melodic, son
barcos de carga de 845 pies de largo con una manga de 105.85
pies operados por la Triton Shipping, Inc., de Nueva York.
Todos hacen transitos regulars por el Canal y son represen-
tados aqui por C. Fernie & Co.

Important Mesa Redonda

Habra en Paraiso el 26

La Junta Educativa de la Iglesia
Cat6lica San Jos6 de Paraiso ha or-
ganizado una Mesa Redonda para el
26 de noviembre a las 7:30 p.m. en

Coronan el 30

A Su Majestad

Maria Primera
El sabado 30 de noviembre a las
9:30 de la noche sera la coronaci6n
de Su Majestad Maria I, Reina de
la Iglesia San Jos6 de Paraiso, en el
Sal6n Parroquial de la Iglesia San
Albano de la misma comunidad.
A esa hora harin su entrada triun-
fal la Reina y su corte, quienes pre-
sidirAn el gran baile de coronaci6n
que se celebrara esa misma noche en
el mencionado local.
Ya se estin cursando invitaciones
y se espera una gran concurrencia.
Los varones pagarin $1.50 y las
damas 50 centavos solamente. Tam-
bihn se podra pagar a la entrada.

el Sal6n Parroquial de la mencionada
En esta Mesa Redonda, destinada
especiahnente para los jdvenes y
adults de la comunidad, haran uso
de la palabra personas muy versadas
en los temas que se expondrin por
lo que se espera una buena asistencia
de phlblico.
Los importantes temas que se dis-
cutirAn son en su orden: "C6mo
Ayuda la Escuela en la Preparaci6n
de los J6venes para una Vida Fami-
liar Exitosa", a cargo de la Srta.
Clara Wattley, ex profesora de la
Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso; "El
Escogimiento de un Compailero de
Matrimonio", que estarA a cargo de
Henry Rose, padre de familiar y
micmbro de la Junta. SeguirA luego
el tema: "Que es lo que Hace Feliz
a un Matrimonio", que desarrollarA
el Dr. Fred Evora, psiquiatra del
Hospital de Corozal. El tema si-
guiente senr "Fonnar una Familia
Propia", que explicara el Dr. Julio
Wong, de la Clinica San Fernando.
(Continma en la pagina 4)

Har n Mejoras en las

Esclusas de Pedro Miguel

John D. Hollen se Retirara

Como Jefe de Planificaci6n


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Noviembre 22, 1968



9:30-F1ltbol Hexagonal
1:00-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
6:00-El Zorro
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 Inposible Pasi6n
4:30-Ultra Q
5:00-Abbott y Costello
5:30-El Padre Garnica
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

1l:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
l:0(0-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-El Padre Girnica
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
S1:30-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-E1 Padre Garnica
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-Suefio con Jeannie
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd Abogado Defensor
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 delay Una
2:00-Intriga en Hawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasioin
4:30-Ultra Q
5:00-CapitAn Escarlata
5:30-El Padre GArnica
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 l Justiciero
'1 'l- ,, liunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Intriga en lawaii
3:00-La Novela del Dos
3:30-La Imposible Pasion
4:30-Ultra Q
5:30-EI Padre Garnica
6:00-Chucho el Roto
7:00-La Novicia Voladora
7:30-El Caf6 Squirt
8:00-Los Invencibles de Nemesis
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
10:30-SurfSide 6

10:0 0-Documentales
11:00-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El PAjaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chiflados
1:00-De lujer a Mujer
2:00-Reprise de:
La Imposible Pasi6n
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Cowboy en Africa
8:00--77 Sunset Strip
9:00--Viaje a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Sibado

La Sra. Olvin Isidora de Campbell
trabaja como cajera en la Lavanderia
de Anc6n, lugar donde prodiga todas
las atenciones posibles a los clients
y donde se ha ganado el aprecio y
estimaci6n de sus jefes y compafie-
ros de trabajo por su espiritu siem-
pre alegre y su paciencia en tender
al piblico. La Sra. Campbell Ileva
28 afos de servicio y recibi6 ya cer-
tificados de 10 y 20 afios de servicio.
Naci6 en la ciudad de PanamA el 31
de enero de 1917. Curs6 studios
primaries en la Escuela Rep6blica
de Chile y se gradu6 de perito mer-
cantil en la Escuela Profesional,
cuando quedaba frente al Registro
Civil. Pertenece a la Sociedad San
Pedro de la comunidad de Paraiso.
Es entusiasta del baile y muy aficio-
nada al canto, habilidad que demues-
tra en su trabajo y en su hogar. Le
gusta tambi6n ir de excursion y nos
manifiesta que asi ha conocido La
Chorrera, Chitr6 y el Corte Gaillard
del Canal de PanamA. EstA casada
con Gladstone H. Campbell y resi-
den en la Avenida Anc6n. Tienen
una hija: Yvonne, quien estudia ad-
ministraci6n public en la Universi-
dad de PanamA.

La "Estrella

;s I!



, Premiere

De Gala del Fondo Unido

La pelicula "La Estrella" ha sido
escogida como la tercera premiere
de gala del Festival de Cine del
Fondo Unido de 1968 de la Zona
del Canal.
"La Estrella" serA presentada en
funci6n unica en el Teatro de Coco
Solo el 26 de noviembre a las 7 de
la noche.
En el Teatro de Balboa se proyec-
tarA tres veces el Dia de Acci6n de
Gracias, en un mating y en dos fun-
ciones nocturnas.
Esta misma pelicula se presentarA
una vez en el Teatro de Paraiso el
29 de noviembre a las 7 p.m. y se
pasara una vez solamente en el Tea-
tro de Rainbow City el 4 de diciem-
bre a las 7 p.m.
La entrada, en los teatros de las
comunidades estadounidenses, cos-
tarA $2 para los adults y $1 para
los nifios menores de 12 afios.
En los teatros de las comunidades

Program Musical

Tendra Ejercito

De Salvacion el 8

Los Cuerpos del Ejercito de Sal-
vaci6n de Col6n han programado un
Program Musical Pre Navidad en
el Gimnasio de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Rainbow City para el 8 de
diciembre desde las 3 p.m.
El program tendra un buen ni-
mero de bandas, combos y grupos
vocales tales como la Banda 79 del
Ej6rcito, un combo de Rainbow City
Ilamado Los Invasores, los Soul
Singers del Cuerpo Central del Ej6r-
cito de Salvaci6n en la ciudad de
PanamA y el Cuarteto de Trovado-
res del sector AtlAntico.
Lo que se recaude en esta pre-
sentaci6n serA usado para ayudar a
las muchas actividades de los Cuer-
pos del Ej6rcito de Salvacion de

latinoamericanas, los precious son de
$1 para los adults y de 50 centavos
para los nifios menores de 12 afios.
Las presentaciones regulars de
"La Estrella" estAn programadas
para 1969 en los teatros de la em-
presa del Canal.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
mai. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicited 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
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.



22-Santa Cecilia, patrona de los mi-
sicos de Panami.
26-La Sociedad BritAnica de Bene-
ficencia patrocina una Premier de
Gala de la pelicula del Ballet Pro-
kofiev "Romeo y Julieta", prota-
gonizada por Dame Margot Fon-
teyn y Rudolf Nureyev del Ballet
Real de Londres, en el Teatro Lux
de la ciudad de PanamA. Para re-
servaciones Ilame a la Sra. Law-
son al telefono PanamA 23-4615.
28-Independencia de PanamA de la
Madre Patria, Espafia (1821).
28-Aniversario de la Fundaci6n del
Cuerpo de Bomberos de Panama
28-Dia de Acci6n de Gracias
(Thanksgiving Day). Dia de fiesta
en la Zona del Canal. El pavo es
el plato favorite de ese dia.
30-Fiesta de San Andres Ap6stol
en las poblaciones de Las Guabas
y El Rinc6n.
30-Torneo Anual Latinoamericano
de Nataci6n.
6-Fiesta de San NicolAs en Arrai-
8-Celebraci6n en toda la Republica
de PanamA del Dia de la Madre.
Ese dia se conmemora tambien el
dia de la Inmaculada Concepci6n,
Ilamada tambidn La Purisima.

-- .. 7

Asustada por el ruido del motor de una lancha, esta bandada de cormora-
nes, Ilamados en PanamA "pato cuervos" o "paticuervos", levanta el vuelo
en las riberas del Lago Madden. Esta es solamente una de las muchas
species que forman la variada fauna que puebla la region del alto Chagres.

En Su Pantalla




Viernes 22 CERRADO Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come 10:00 p.m.
_y The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw (AYC) Five Million Years To Earth (AY)
Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come Manhunt In The Jungle (AYC) y
S1bado 23__ y The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw (AYC) CERRADO The Sea Chase (A)
Fistful Of Dollars (A) y
Domingo 24 For A Few Dollars More (A) Gunn (A) The War Wagon (AYC)
nes 25- Fistful Of Dollars (A) v Shock Treatment (A) y
Luns 25 For A Few Dollars More (A) The Third Voice (A) The War Wagon (AYC)

Martes 26 .. CERRADO Counterpoint (AY) Half A Sixpence (AYC)
Mi6rcoles 27_ Shock Treatment (A) y I Accue (P de
Mircoles 27_ The Third Voice (A) I Accuse (AYC) Doble Programa de Beneficencia
Murder Incorporated (A) y
Jueves 28 -- Counterpoint (AY) CERRADO The Return Of Frank James (AY)
Premiere del Fondo Unido-Star (AY) Night Of The Grizzly (AYC) v 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 29- Entrada, S1. Menores de 12, 50g Son Of The Captain Blood (AYC) Plague Of The Zombies (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.




La Santa Misa
Todo por la Patria
Salvese Quien Pueda
Los Maravillosos Juguetes
de F lix
Ventana del Mundo
Los Cucos
-Domingo Deportivo
Los Juguetes de Modas Aldens
Taller de Santa Claus
El Santo
-El Prisionero
-Estreno Sorpresivo

11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Muisica y Risas
S:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
4:00-El Millonario
4:30-Sir Francis Drake
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantincas Sociales
5:30-Pmiginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
6 50-Noticias
7:30-Get Smart
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Enigma
10:30-Mlicronoticiero y
Cita con la Muerte
11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Mucsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-El Tercer Hombre
4:30-Sir Francis Drake
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Ruta 66
10:30-Micronoticiero y
Cita con la Muerte
11:30-Centinela del Bosque
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Muisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Inspector Leclerc
4:30-Sir Francis Drake
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantaineas Sociales
5:30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00 -Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-MNicronoticiero y
Los Fabulosos 20
10:30-Micronoticiero y
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-E1 Congresista
4:30-Sir Francis Drake
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instant:ineas Sociales
5:30-P:iginas de la Vida
6:45-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-NMicronoticiero v
Conflictos Humanos
):30-Micronoticiero y Jim WVest
10:30-Micronoticiero y
Cita con la Muerte
11:00-La Cuerda Floja


12 30
1 00-

-Centinela del Bosque
-Misica y Risas
-Lat ora de Corin Tellado
Nuevo Cine Hogar
-El Honorable Cascarrabias
-Sir Francis Drake
-Novela de li Tarde
-InstantAneas Socialcs
Ptiginas de la Vida
-Primera Plana
-Su Novela Favorita
-Micronoticiero v
Conflictos Humanos
-.icronoticiero y La Ley del
-Micronoticiero y La Hora Cero
Camino de la Verdad
Colorin Colorao
-IIroes de Hogan
-La Mujer Opina
La Muter y su Mlundo
Ieprise dce Corin Tellado
Largo Nctraje
Rcv6ilvcr a la Orden
Daniel Boone
Primera Plana
-Sibados de Orange Crush
A Petici6n Suya
Viaje al Fondo del Mar
Superproducci6n de los
Martinez Blanco

Pagina 2

Gente en la Noticia

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Noviembre 22, 1968



La Escuela Primaria de Pedro Miguel tuvo tambien sus
puertas abiertas para el pfiblico en general con motive
de la Semana de la Educaci6n en America. En la foto
aparecen los pequefios de Primer Grado demostrando
sus habilidades a un grupo de madres de familiar que
visitaron el plantel. A la derecha, la maestra del grado,

Division de Elaboraci6n de Datos
Gerald R. Smith, Operario de Equipo
Elictrico de Contabilidad a Pro-
yectista de Sistemas de Computa-
dor Electr6nico.
Richard J. Gayer, Proyectista de Sis-
temas de Computador Electr6nico
a Analista de Sistemas de Com-
putador Electr6nico.
Sandra M. FernAndez, Oficinista Me-
can6grafa, del Hospital Gorgas,
Direcci6n de Salubridad.
Rose V. C. Brogie, Tecnica de Con-
tabilidad a Oficinista de N6minas.
Division de Navegaci6n
Eugene I. Askew, Arqueador a Sub-
jefe Arqueador.
Carlos A. McDonald, Fernando Gor-
don, Philip A. Escalona, Leofanor
Renterias, Marineros (Lancha Mo-
tora) a Operarios de Lanchas Mo-
Dennis Whitaker, Reuben T. Mc-
Bean, Marineros a Marineros de
1.a Categoria.
William Waters, Pasabarcos a Lubri-
cador (Planta de Equipo Flotante).
Carlos Greene, Marinero a Lubrica-
dor (Planta de Equipo Flotante).
Alberto M. Solis, Roberto Antioco,
Gregorio Moreno, Luis E. Melin-
dez, Segundo R. Pico, Roberto L.
Ellis, Ergel H. C. Gir6n, Marcos
R. Araujo, Roberto Hendricks,
Narciso G6ngora, Mauricio A. Pla-
ta, Ruben Castillo, Pasabarcos a
Marineros (Lanchas Motoras).
George Spooner, NicolAs GuzmAn,
Charles A. Hazell, Roberto R.
Garcia, Pasacables a Marineros.
Rubin Aguilar, Raymond W. Black-
man, MCndez Stephens, Carlos A.
Cruz, Ignacio Henry, Theophilus
A. Wilson, Marineros (Lanchas
Motoras) a Marineros.
Division Industrial
Dante J. Cicchelli, Encargado de
Proyectos (Taller de Metalisteria)
a Proyectista y Calculador (Cal-
derero-Armador de Buques).
Division de Esclusas
Mary M. Hare, Oficinista a Agente
de Compras.
Albert A. L6pez, Cuthbert L. Bour-
ne, Ayudantes Operarios de Esclu-
sas a Operarios de Locomotoras de
Alfred Lowe, Encargado de Cuarto
de Herramientas a Operario de
Locoinotora de Remo]que.
Theophilus Drakes, Ayudante Ope-
rario de Esclusas a Operario de
Locomotora tie Remolque.
Byron S. Prendergast, Ayudante
Operario de Esclusas a Primer Ca-
pataz, Operaciones en la Pared
de las Esclusas.

4L i i | iJ--,K-l --,,L I--M.mN n O o P p .q R r.S-.s T

Sra. Ethlin de Fawcett. El Profesor Audley Webster,
director de las escuelas primaries de Paraiso y Pedro
Miguel, atendi6 a los visitantes que asistieron a las dife-
rentes actividades que se Ilevaron a cabo en ambos plan-
teles durante la Semana de la Educaci6n en Ambrica.

Division de Transporte a Motor
Belfield S. Worrell, Conductor de
Cami6n a Conductor de Cami6n
Freeland R. Hollowell, Sr., Mecani-
co Tornero Automotor a Primer
Capataz (Reparaci6n de Equipo
Gilbert G. Wilson, Meciinico Auto-
motor a Capataz Mecrnico Auto-
Philip A. Hale, Jr., Subjefe Ayudan-
te de Carga a Ayudante Agente de
Division de Abastos
Roy A. Carter, Oficinista de Abastos
a Subjefe de Productos de Pana-
Luis Hansell, Almacenero a Oficinis-
ta de Abastos.
Rudolph Prince, Encargado de Exis-
tencias a Oficinista.
Kenneth Joseph, Almacenero a En-
cargado de Existencias.
Alfonso Rivera, Encargado de Exis-
tencias a Capataz Operario de
Montacargas de Trinche.
Gilbert Edwards, Aseador a Obrero.

Dara Recital

Famoso Coro

De Rio Abajo
Los Cleff Melodaires serAn la atrac-
ci6n principal de un program titu-
lado "Melodias en Noviembre", que
sera presentado a las 3:30 p.m. del
domingo 24 de noviembre, en el
(imnasio de la Iglesia de San Cris-
t6bal, en Calle 10a, Parque Lefevre,
y que sert patrocinado por el Comi-
t6 de Finanzas de las Iglesias de
Rio Abajo.
Este coro, completamente mascu-
lino, ha ofrecido inolvidables ejecu-
clones tanto en el sector Athintico
como el Pacifico del Istmo. Los
amantes de la m6sica recuerdan con
deleite, las interpretaciones que hi-
cieron los Oleff Melodaires de "Jam-
boree de Ritmos", "Memorias Mu-
sicales" y "Fantasia en Blanco y
En el program "Melodias en No-
viembre", el coro presentarA a la
Srta. Lily Marbell como solista invi-
tada. La Srta. Marbell es conocida
como el "Ruiseifor Chileno".
Se invita cordialmente al p6blico
en general para que escuche este
formidable conjunto coral que ha
deleitado a miles desde su inicio en

Manuel SAenz, Obrero a Ayudante
Division de Servicios Comunales
Newton E. Skeet, Primer Capataz,
NMantenimicnto de Predios a Ca-
pataz General, Mantenimiento de
James J. Roddy, Operario de Esclu-
sas (Electricista), Divisi6n de Es-
clusas, a Inspector de Sistemas
El(ctricos, Divisi6n de Construc-
Hilda F. Mootoo, Oficinista Meca-
n6grafa a Oficinista de Contabi-
lidad, Divisi6n de Electricidad.
Hospital Gorgas
Anette Ng, Oficinista-Transcriptor de
Dictafono a Oficinista, Asuntos
Medicos (Estenografia).
Edmund F. Johnson, Jr., Oficinista
Mecan6grafo (Aprendiz Esten6-
grafo) a Oficinista de Sala.
Hospital de Coco Solo
Enrique Chaves, M6dico (PrActica
Central) a Mddico (Pediatria).
Catherine M. Brown, Bibliotecaria,
Biblioteca Museo de la Zona del
Julieta A. Burda, Raymond L. Mil-
ler, Optmietras Clinicos, Hospital
Rodman E. Sivula, Opt6metra Cli-
nico, Hospital de Coco Solo.
Bertram I. Walters, Subjefe Ofici-
nista de Abastos (Mecanografia),
Division de Almacenes.
Rita S. Will, Subgerente de Depar-
tamento (Almnacn), Divisi6n de
Virginia E. Barsncss, Subjefa Escru-
tadora de Comprobantes, Ramo de
Reclunos, Contaduria, Contralo-
George Gunter, Oficinista, Divisi6n
de Aduanas, Direcci6n de Asuntos
Roy R. Gandy, Tecn6logo Mdclico,
Hospital Gorgas.
Albert G. Mootoo, Operario de Sis-
temas de Computadora Digital,
Division de Elaboraci6n de Datos,

Antes se necesitaban dos pacas de
algod6n para hacer un traje de
Inujer. Ahora un gusano de seda
puede hacerlo en su dia libre.

El gerente de personal a la des-
pampanante rubia: "Usted es preci-
samente el tipo que estamos buscan-
do-hemos decidido deshacernos de
algunas de nuestras computadoras".

Cuando usted entra a la Oficina
del Gerente General del Ferrocarril
de Panama, Donald R. Brayton, des-
de el primer moment se siente en-
cantado y ello se debe a la deliciosa
sonrisa que esboza la Srta. Sofia
Yhap, secretaria de Brayton, que lo
hace sentirse como lo mis importan-
te del mundo. Y no s61o eso, sino
que cuando uno llama a esa oficina,
por el tel6fono le llega la que quizis
es la voz mas musical de la Zona
del Canal: la voz de Sophie, como
la llaman carifiosamente sus amis-

La Srta. Ethel Lucas es la secre-
taria de la Escuela Primaria de Rain-
bow City. Es otra de las personas
que hacen que una visit a un des-
pacho pdblico de la Zona del Canal
sea un verdadero placer. Es suma-
mente atenta y cordial con todos los
que Ilegan a solicitarle alg6n servi-
cio relacionado con la escuela. La
Srta. Lucas es estadounidense, reside
en Margarita y cuando esta alli, el
panorama de la Direcci6n de la Es-
cuela Primaria de Rainbow City se
vuelve encantador.

Ahora hablaremos de zoologia: nos
referiremos a unos animalitos que
hay en ciertas areas del Rio Chagres
cercanas al Canal de PanamA: los
manaties, que no son tan chiquitos
nada, pues algunos miden hasta mAs
de 10 pies de largo. Muy pocos de
nosotios sabiamos que los manaties
abundan en la Costa AtlAntica de
PanamA. En realidad, los primeros
que se trajeron al Canal vinieron de
Changuindla, Bocas del Toro. Los
indios de la selva del Amazonas,
donde abundan esos mamiferos,
jams comen la came del manati
pues aseguran que produce esterili-
dad en las personas que la come.
Los cientificos estan investigando
actualmente esa creencia.

Enrique Brown, del Laboratorio
del Hospital Coco Solo muy ocupado
en estos dias. Sus superiores del
Canal de PanamA, atendiendo solici-
tud le han dado permiso para traba-
jar tambien en el nuevo Hospital
Samaritano de la ciudad de Col6n.
Y el muchacho cumple magnifica-
mente con todas sus obligaciones.
o o*
Otro que esta trabajando much
en estos dias, por los lados del Atlan-
tico, es James Raymond, primer ca-
pataz en el Cementerio de Mount
Hope, pues sucede que actualmente
reemplaza al capataz general del
Ramo ide Mantenimiento de Predios
del sector Athintico. El pobre James
estA haciendo dos trabajos y cumple
con los dos. De todas sus propieda-
des, lo que mais quiere es su auto-
m6vil. Dice que es el mejor Hillman,
de cuatro puertas, color verde y
capota crema que hay en el mundo.
"EstA viejito", dice Jim, "pero es
nuy field. JamnAs me ha dejado en el

Uno que trabaja cerca de Jim
Raymond es Augustus Bennett, quien
se encarga de reparar todo el equipo
de Mantenimiento de Predios en el
lado Atlintico. Es muy buen meca-
nico y sus trabajos los hace a con-
ciencia. Entre sus aficiones esta la
dce leer buenos libros, pero en oI que
se ha destacado ma s es en la cocina.
Es un cocinero bueno como pocos y
su sancocho panamecio tiene fanma
desde el Cabo Tibur6n hasta la
desembocadura del Rio Sixaola.

Nadie le gana a Clifford Niles,
cuando se trata de operar el equipo

de mantenimiento de predios. En
realidad, dicen que es el mejor ope-
rario de ese equipo con que cuenta
el Ramo de Mantenimiento de Pre-
dios en el sector Atlintico. Tambi6n
esti clasificado como uno de los me-
jores Arbitros de beisbol, al extreme
dc que diferentes ligas civiles y mili-
tares del Atlintico utilizan regular-
mcnte sus servicios. Aunque sus ami-
gos, lo molestan dici6ndole que tam-
biWn es el inico Arbitro que ha sido
correteado de todos los pueblos del
interior de la Rep6blica. Niles decla-
ra que el mejor jugador de beisbol
que ha tenido Panama en todos los
tiempos es Adolfo Emilio Phillips.
0 0 a
Vernal B. Smikle, jefe de los que
trabajan en la Oficina de Tiempo de
las Esclusas de Gatun, es hombre
que tiene todas las dotes para hacer
bien su trabajo. Lleva 13 afios se-
guidos de trabajar alli. Conoce hasta
los gato solos que a veces se meten
en las esclusas. Siempre esta en com-
pafiia de Victor M. Luscap, quien es
oficinista en esa dependencia. Don
Victor es amante de los idiomas ex-
tranjeros. Habla francs, ingl6s, es-
pafiol y algo de alemin. Le pregun-
tamos cuales son los libros extranje-
ros que mis le gusta leer y contest:
"Por supuesto que los de mi tocayo
Victor Hugo".

La Oficina de Tiempo de las Es-
clusas de Gat6n puede Ilamarse muy
bien "La de las Dos V", pues los
nombres de los dos que trabajan
penmanentemente alli comienzan con
esa letra: Vernal y Victor. Cuando
hablbamos con ellos, lleg6 Glen
Howden, botero en las esclusas.
Desde lejos se nota que es un hom-
bre content. Hombre corpulento,
bajo el sol o bajo la lluvia siempre
tiene una sonrisa en los labios. De-
lante de nosotros, con un par de re-
mos al hombro, contest cuando le
preguntamos que es lo que mas le
gusta: "Pues, remar, con lo que me
gano la vida, y despu6s, pescar en
Maria Chiquita".
0 0 0
Alli arriba, en lo mAs alto de la
Torre de Control de las Esclusas de
Miiaflores, trabaja otro hombre feliz,
Vicente Renwick. Alto, joven, siem-
pre complaciente y atento a su tra-
bajo, es operario de teletipo en el
juego de Esclusas mas grande del
Canal de Panama. Le preguntamos
si posee autom6vil. La contestaci6n
es: "No tengo ni carro, ni bicicleta,
ni siquiera un par de patines. A don-
de voy, si no es en autobhis, lo hago
a pie y a pata, como la garrapata".

Y. gracias a Dios, ya recibimos
nuestra primera contribuci6n. Viene
del sector Atlintico. Dice asi: "La
Srta. Juana D. Jolly, oficinista esten6-
grafa en la Secci6n de Contabilidad
de la Divisi6n de Terminales, sector
Atlintico, conduciendo un bello Fal-
con azul de ciatro puertas. Lo man-
tiene siempre limpio, brillante y be-
Ilo, lo mismo que la bella sonrisa
que muestra cuando trabaja en la
Secci6n de Contabilidad".
a 0
Taiibi6n nos envian este mensaje
desde el Atlintico: "Francisco Brown,
inspector de contrabando en el Co-
inisariato de Rainbow City, gloria
del deported de Panama y entrenador
del equipo de balonccsto que Pana-
nm envi6 a las Olimpiadas de Mixi-
co, todavia esti Ilorando por los jue-
gos que perdieron sus pupilos. Ten-
ldris mejor suerte la proxima vez,
Francisco, pero no te preocupes, que
tenemos bastantes toallas para que
puedas secarte las lagrimas".

Pagina 3


Noviembre 22, 1968




Un program de medicine preven-
tiva para alcoh6licos, a base de con-
sejos y de atenci6n professional, esta
siendo organizado por las Direccio-
nes de Salubridad y de Personal, ade-
imas de otras agencies de la Zona del
Canal. En 61 intervendrnm m6dicos,
trabajadores sociales, profesionales,
miembros del clero y otros trabaja-
dores comunales.
De acuerdo con el Coronel H. Has-
kell Zipennan, Director de Salubri-
dad, la campaiia se basara en el con-
cepto aceptado universalmente de
que el alcoholism es una enferme-
dad, que require temprana detec-
ci6n, de manera que se pueda pro-
porcionar la terapia debida a tiempo.
"Una gran dificultad en el caso del
alcoholism es que avanza insensi-
blemente en las personas, por lo que
es afln mas dificil de definir", dijo el
Coronel Ziperman. "La mayoria de
las personas tienden a considerar
como alcohl6icos a los relativamente
pocos que experimentan borracheras
peri6dicas o muestran embriaguez
constant. La Asociaci6n Mtdica
Americana, por otro lado, define al
alcoh6lico como una persona que in-
giere alcohol regularmente como 'es-
tabilizador,' 'tranquilizador' o como

'excitante'. En todo caso, el alcoh6-
lico llega a defender del alcohol en
tal grado, que se desespera si no lo
tiene a mano para acudir a 61 y asi
mantener el equilibrio", afiadi6.
No importa cuAl sea la definici6n,
el alcoholism existed y es un proble-
ma en todas las comunidades, sin
distinci6n de raza, color o condici6n
de empleo. Afecta la producci6n en
la entidad donde el paciente trabaja
y crea disturbios en el hogar del
Los muehos aspects fisicos y emo-
cionales de la enfermedad, de acuer-
do con el Coronel Zipennan, requie-
ren lo que la ciencia m&dica llama
enfoque "multidisciplinario"; de alli,
la variedad de servicios que se nece-
La Direcci6n de Salubridad, por
ejemplo, utilizara sus dispensarios,
su Division de Salubridad Mental, la
de Medicine Preventiva y el Hospi-
tal de Corozal.
"El fin de la campafia", dijo el
Coronel Ziperman, "es devolver, a
las personas que se descubra que es-
tin sujetas al alcoholism, su ante-
rior salud y hacer que vuelvan a ser
tiles. Cada caso sera atendido vigo-
rosa y confidencialmente".

Equipo del Canal de Panamai

En Torneo Viceroy de Bolos

El equipo de boliche del Canal de
Panama estA disputando este fin de
semana el Trofeo Viceroy con el
equipo de Panama en las canchas
de Bolerama situadas en la Urbani-
zaci6n Los Angeles.
Los bolicheros del Canal de Pa-
nama conquistaron el derecho de ir

Important Mesa. ..
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
El ultimo tema a desarrollarse en
la Mesa Redonda del dia 26 de no-
viembre estara a cargo del Reveren-
do Padre Francis Lynch, de la Ca-
pilla del Sagrado Coraz6n de Anc6n,
quien disertara sobre "CuAl es el Pa-
pel de la Religi6n en la Vida Fami-
La maestra de ceremonies es la
Hermana Loretta. Todo el piiblico
en general queda invitado a tan im-
portante mesa redonda.

a las finales contra los de Panama, al
vencer a los militares del Comando
Sur por 9.120 pines a 8.833.
Un total de 18 lines seran juga-
das en el Torneo Viceroy, habi6ndo-
se llevado a cabo cinco de ellas ano-
che, otras cinco esta noche a las 9,
cinco mas mariana a las 7 de la no-
che y las flltimas tres el domingo a
las 7 de la noche.
Los integrantes del equipo del
Canal de Panama son: Bud Balcer
(195), de la Oficina de Correos de
Fuerte Davis; Bill Miller (190), de
los Servicios Especiales de Fuerte
Clayton; Roy Watson (181), super-
visor de las boleras de Balboa y Mar-
garita; Don Rudy (174), de la Divi-
si6n de Correos, Edificio de Asuntos
Civiles; y Billy Coffey (170), de la
Tropical Paint Co.
El equipo de Panama esta inte-
grado por Jos6 DamiAn (193), Alfre-
do Boyd (189), Jorge de la Guardia
(188), Antonio DamiAn (188) y Al-
berto Vallarino (186).

J. D. Hollen se Retirara Como Jefe de...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

Harbor para establecer una base de
abastecimientos allA. Se encontr6
nuevamente en la Armada al comen-
zar la Guerra de Corea. Esta vez fue
ayudante del director de la Divisi6n
de Ingenieria y Servicios T6cnicos
que prepare disefios y especificacio-
nes para construcciones en estableci-
mientos navales de costa.
Se uni6 a la organizaci6n del Canal
en 1952 como jefe de Personal de
Inventario de Planta y Avaflo. Se
convirti6 en Jefe de la Oficina de
Planificaci6n al aio siguiente.
La Oficina de Planificaci6n, que
algunos creen que es la unidad torre
de marfil de la organizaci6n del Ca-
nal, estA muy lejos de serlo. Es una
unidad que trabaja en realidades rela-
cionadas con las perspectives de largo
plazo para proyectos del Canal, y
John Hollen es uno de los altos eje-
cutivos del Canal con un complete
panorama de la pasada, present y fu-
tura operaci6n del Canal de Panama.
Ademais del fin de planificar, la ofi-
cina prepare informes regulars que
van a la Junta Directiva del Canal de

Panama y planifica el presupuesto
principal annual, trabajando con va-
rios afios por delante. Hace todos los
studios econ6micos para el Canal
incluyendo la proyecci6n annual del
trifico del Canal.
Fuera de las horas de oficina, Hol-
len ha servido como director del Co-
mit6 de Campamento de Explorado-
res y como miembro de la Junta Eje-
cutiva del Consejo de la Zona del
Canal, como president del consejo
de la Iglesia Uni6n de Balboa, presi-
dente de la Sociedad de Ingenieros
Profesionales de la Zona del Canal,
y secretario del capitulo local de
la Sociedad Americana de Ingenieros
Despubs de tanta vida active en el
Istmo, Hollen dice que lo tomarAi
suave en Iowa, haciendo cosas tales
como terminar el trabajo de recons-
trucci6n de su casa y leer catalogos
de semillas en la primavera. El pr6xi-
mo invierno, sin embargo, puede es-
tar tentado en buscar por todos los
Estados Unidos canchas de golf sin

S61o trabajos de artists residents
en ]a Zona del Canal seran recibidos
por las voluntarias de la Liga Nacio-
nal de Mujeres Eruditas en la Casa
de Hu6spedes Tivoli, para presentar-
se en la Competencia de Arte Pict6-
rico Xerox de 1969, que tendrA lugar
en la Pequenia Galeria de esa casa de
Los trabajos que competing serin
recibidos los dias 12 y 13 de enero,
de las 2 a las 8 p.m.
Los artists que resident en Pana-
ma y que deseen participar en la
competencia deberin Ilamar a la Srta.
Norma Nfiez, de Xerox de Panama,
S.A., tel6fono Panama 25-6969.



Dennis C. Armon
Edgar B. Bristol
James Louie Fulton, Jr.
Thomas E. Mallia
Guillermo C. Payne
Henry B. Twohy
Harry C. Egolf
Juan B. Maniarr6s F.
William A. Woodcock
Jorge de la Cruz
Robert Mitchell
Joseph Thompson

Aubrey A. Batson
Winston N. Vaughn
Charles A. McArthur
David F. Blackburn
Clifton McClair Clark
Guillermo.A. Cochez, Jr.
Larry P. Koepke
Alberto Kwai Ben
Mario Fonseca
Rolando Noli O.
Rafael M. Sing
C. J. Spiros

Emplearan Ayudantes...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
asiste a una escuela donde no haya
formularios de solicitud disponibles
puede obtenerlos en las oficinas de
Personal situadas en el Edificio N9
366 en Anc6n, o el Edificio N9 1105
en Crist6bal o bien enviando una
nota a la Direcci6n de Personal de la
Compailia del Canal de Panama,
Apartado 2012, Balboa Heights,
Z. del C.
Este program no incluye el pago
de gastos diaries, comidas o aloja-
miento. Los estudiantes que no resi-
den en las ciudades de PanamA o
Col6n tendrAn que hacer sus propios
arreglos a este respect.

Haran Mejoras...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
y 67, usando lo mas que sea possible
el procedimiento de cerrar las esclu-
sas por s6lo 4 dias.
Las dos compuertas fueron retira-
das esta semana y llevadas al dique
seco de Balboa, luego de 1 semana
de trabajo preparatorio durante el
cual la via oriental fue cerrada al
El trabajo de reacondicionamiento
comenzara en la via oriental de Pe-
dro Miguel el 2 de febrero y conti-
nuara hasta el 28 de ese mes. La via
oriental estari fuera de servicio du-
rante ese tiempo. La via occidental
sera cerrada al trafico para ser re-
acondicionada, del 3 al 22 de marzo.
Varios centenares de hombres, ade-
mis del personal regular del Canal,
seran empleados para el trabajo de
reacondicionamiento, por las divi-
siones de Esclusas, de Mantenimien-
to e Industrial del Canal de Panama.
La Division de Mantenimiento ins-
talarA las ranuras de mamparas, y
personal de la Divisi6n Industrial re-
acondicionara las compuertas en el
dique seco de Balboa.

El Profesor Dubois Andrews, director de la Escuela Primaria de Rainbow
City, entrega el primer premio del Concurso Interno de Declamaci6n, que
tuvo lugar en esa escuela durante la Semana de la Educaci6n en Am&rica,
a la Srta. Sheila Morris, alumna de VI Grado de esa escuela. El segundo
puesto lo obtuvo Victor Cockburn y el tercer puesto, la Srta. Mahalia Dryden
(a la izquierda). Entre las multiples actividades que se Ilevaron a cabo en
el plantel, se efectu6 una exposici6n de ciencias que fue sumamente alabada
por los numerosos visitantes que llegaron a la escuela durante la semana.

Hacen Esfuerzos por

Recobrar Unos Fondos

Funcionarios de la Campafia Fe-
deral Combinada de 1969 en el Area
de la Zona del Canal estAn haciendo
todos los esfuerzos posibles para re-
cobrar los fondos que se descubrie-
ron desaparecidos durante un Audito
el mes pasado.
Aquellas personas que contribuye-
ron con cheques personales y cuyos
cheques estan perdidos, 'han sido
identificadas. Una carta ha sido en-
viada a aquellas personas solicitAn-
doles que los cheques de reemplazo
scan entregados a la Campafia Fede-
ral Combinada.
Para asegurar que ning6n cheque
perdido sea pasado por alto y para
ayudar a aquellos interesados en la
reconciliaci6n de sus cuentas, cual-
quiera que haya contribuido a la
campafia con cheques personales de-
bera revisar sus estados de cuenta
en el banco. Si el cheque no ha sido
cargado a su cuenta, el pago del che-
que debe ser suspendido y un che-
que de reemplazo o una tarjeta de

La misma


con mayor insistencia:

pare... mire... escuche

deducci6n de planilla deben ser en-
viados a la Campafia Federal Com-
binada, ya sea por medio del encar-
gado de recoger las contribuciones
en su division o al Apartado 2015,
Balboa Heights, Zona del Canal.
Un cheque extraviado hecho a fa-
vor de la Campafia Federal Combi-
nada no es negotiable. Sin embargo,
en el caso de que el cheque original
sea recobrado mis tarde o cambiado,
el cheque serA devuelto al empleado
o se hara un reembolso, cualquiera
que sea mis apropiado.
La p6rdida complete en efectivo
esta cubierta por un seguro. Las
contribuciones recobradas en dinero
efectivo y en cheques, seran distri-
buidas entire las distintas organiza-
ciones de caridad como originalmen-
te se destinaron.

Una cosa segura sobre el decir la
verdad es que usted no necesita
buena memorial.

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