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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: January 31, 1969
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: VID00702
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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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. VII, No. 33 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, January 31, 1969

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Miniskirted queens, Miss Victoria, left, and Miss Charity
Queen of Australia 1968, recently transited the Panama
Canal on board the Sitmar liner "Fairstar" en route from
Australia to Europe and the United Kingdom. Miss Vic-
toria is otherwise known as Lindsay Murphay and is a
photographer's model in Melbourne. She was born in
England and has lived in Australia only 6 years. Miss

Art Group To Hear

Alwyn Sprague, well-known paint-
er-illustrator and instructor, will be
the guest speaker at a meeting of the
Arts Study Group of the Canal Zone
College Club February 3, at the
Tivoli Guest House.
Mrs. Furman D. Saunders is chair-
man of the Arts Study Group. Host-
esses for the event are Mrs. Walter
A. Dryja, chairman; Mrs. George T.
Darnall, and Mrs. Roger Adams.
A fashion show will be sponsored
by the Canal Zone College Club
March 8 at a morning coffee.

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks._ __ ___ 3 3,755
Gatun Locks _____ 2,526
Summit Gardens _________- 199
Museum ___ ___------- 110
Miraflores Purification Plant 90
Points of interest in the
Canal Zone .______---- 4
Points of interest in Panama 3
Las Cruces, 7 trips -__--- 627
Small launches------- 6
Ship transits:
TSS Australis _----_ 2,134

Grand total.___- 9,454

Pollution Discussed

By Civic Councils

Subjects ranged from proposals to
compulsory auto liability to air and
water pollution control during the
U.S. Civic Council Executive session
presided over by Gov. W. P. Leber
last week.
The meeting, held in the Board
Room of the Administration Build-
ing, Balboa Heights, also was at-
tended by Lt. Gov. R. S. Hartline;
and Donald A. Dertien, the new
Executive Planning Staff Chief.
Governor Leber announced that
the Supply Division is gradually
going over to 10-cent candy bars in
the vending machines. Up to now,
it was the practice to use two 5-cent
bars for 10-cent sales, but inflation
seems to be driving the 5-cent bar
out of existence because the manu-
facturers can't keep making them
smaller. There will be economy in
the loading of vending machines
which will help to reduce operating

The Monsters Combo
To Play for Teens
The Monsters Combo will play for
the dancing crowd at the Balboa
Teen Club tonight from 7:30 to 11:30
p.m. Dress will be sportswear.

Capt. W. A. Reinheimer of the
Cristobal- Margarita- Brazos Heights
Civic Council brought up the matter
of compulsory auto liability which,
he said, the military have but is not
required in the Canal Zone.
"Our Council will back you," said
Mrs. Darleen Ashby of the Pacific
Civic Council.
Governor Leber said the matter
would be looked into.
Captain Reinheimer pointed out
that the air and water pollution prob-
lem is not new, but suggested the
appointment of a pollution control
officer as a step toward a solution.
He said he believed a large portion
of the pollution is preventable, and
that with someone responsible in
charge, much of the problem could
be eliminated. Penalties, he said, at
present are not enforced.
Mrs. Reinheimer, also of the Cris-
tobal-Margarita-Brazos Civic Coun-
cil, presented a number of sugges-
tions. One, which would be a real
convenience, she pointed out, would
be the revamping of the telephone
book to include subscribers' post
office box numbers in abbreviated
She also brought up the matter of
(Continued on p. 4)

7,000 To

Pay Hikes
Higher wage and salary rates as
provided under the Fair Labor Stand-
ards Act will be in effect February 1
for approximately 7,000 employees
working in U.S. Government agencies
in the Canal Zone. The new increases
will appear in paychecks issued
February 17.
This will be the third minimum
wage increase since the law went into
effect February 1967. A second wage
and salary rate increase was effected
February 1968.
As a result of the Fair Labor
Standards Act, the Canal Zone base
wage rates in the manual category
have increased an average of 41 per-
cent for the lower 5 pay levels in the
2-year period between January 1967
and February 1969. The average in-
crease for all 10 pay levels during
this period is 21 percent.
Comparison of pay rates in effect
January 31, 1967, and those sched-
uled to become effective February 1,
1969, show that the workers in the
lowest wage brackets will receive the
highest increases. As an example,
janitors' and laundry workers' hourly
rate went from 88 cents to $1.32, an

C W. Chase, Jr., Named

Electrical Division Chief

Constant W. Chase, Jr., Assistant
Electrical Engineer of the Panama
Canal since 1962, has been named
Chief of the Electrical Division suc-
ceeding J. Bartley Smith, who is
retiring at the end of January.
At the same time it was announced
that Richard R. Potter, Jr., presently
Chief of the Engineering and Plan-
ning Staff and Budget officer had
been appointed assistant electrical
engineer to succeed Chase.
Chase, a graduate of Massachusetts
Institute of Technology with a degree
in electrical engineering, has been
with the Canal organization since
1934 when he was employed as a
recorder in the Electrical Division.
All of his service since that time
has been with the same division
where he has held the positions of
junior electrical engineer, associate
electrical engineer, and chief of the
electrical work branch.
In 1957, when Smith was loaned
to the Power Conversion Project and
Roy Reece became Chief of the Elec-
trical Division, Chase was made tem-
porary assistant electrical engineer
as well as chief of the work branch.
In 1962, he was promoted per-
manently to the position of assistant
electrical engineer to succeed Reece
who retired. In addition, he continued
to hold the job of Chief of the elec-
trical work branch.
The two positions were separated
in 1967. He was made assistant elec-
trical engineer and E. O. Dailey be-
came chief of the electrical work
Potter, a native of Trenton, N.J.,
has an engineering degree from the
University of Iowa, in Ames, Iowa.
He has been with the Electrical Di-
vision since 1939. He has held
various positions in the division and
has been Chief of the Planning Staff
since 1962.

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Feb. 1
increase of 50 percent. Although
most employees in these pay levels
are at Step 3, rates shown below are
in the Step 2 level, which is the nor-
mal basis for computing Steps 1
and 3.
Similar gains are noted in the
white collar area during the same
Messengers', NM-1, annual pay will
jump from $1,830.40 to $2,704.00,
a 48 percent increase. File Clerks'
and Typists', NM-2, pay will go from
$2,329.60 to $2,766.40, an increase
of 19 percent. Pay rates for Clerk
Typist and Sales Clerks, NM-3, in-
creased from $3,182.40 to $3,473.60
or 9 percent during this 2-year
The average annual salary for the
three lowest non-manual grades will
have increased from $2,454.40 to
$2,974.40, a 21 percent raise. By way
of comparison, the entrance annual
pay for NM-4 (Clerk-Stenographer,
Accounting Clerk), has increased
by 8 percent (from $4,451.20 Jan-
uary 1967, to $4,804.80 February
1969). All non-manual rates cited are
Step 1 rates.
Most significant is that effective
February 1, 1969, the lowest paid
U.S. Government employee in the
Canal Zone will receive $1.30 per
hour or $2,704.00 per year. This em-
ployee may look forward to an aver-
age 11 percent additional annual in-
crease in each of the following 2
years when the fourth and fifth min-
imum wage increases will go into
effect. (See typical wage chart on
page 4.)


Wins Pilot

High Award
The largest single cash award ever
given a Panama Canal employee for
a suggestion accepted by the Incen-
tive Awards Committee went this
month to Capt. John M. Stuart, a
Panama Canal pilot.
A check for $1,200 was presented
Captain Stuart for suggesting a
method of using two pilots instead of
four to take through the Canal certain
large vessels, with beams between
80 and 95 feet. It was estimated that
the system would reduce total annual
pilot transit jobs, representing a cost
reduction to the Canal of approxi-
mately $75,000 a year.
Because a method of using radios
instead of hand signals had been
devised, Captain Stuart felt that two
pilots forward would be unnecessary
in addition to the two stationed on
the bridge constructed aft.
The presentation was made in the
Governor's office by Gov. W. P.
At the same time cash awards were
presented 16 other Pacific side em-
ployees for suggestions approved by
the Incentive Awards Committee.
They included an award for $200
to Dave E. White of the Storehouse
Division for suggesting that the
storehouse stock catalog supplements
be distributed, bimonthly; and an
award for $140 to A. I. Bauman, of
the Community Services Division, for
suggesting the use of chemical toilets
at Contractor's Hill. Both suggestions
(Continued on p. 4)

Charity Queen of Australia 1968 is Merrilyn Peck, a
qualified accountant, who is a native Australian. She was
crowned Charity Queen for raising the largest amount
of money, of all the participants, for the various charities
connected with the quest. C. Fernie & Co. are the local
agents of the Sitmar Line.


January 31, 1969

Gorgona's Virginia Dare

Returns After 40 Years

Mrs. Benjamin O. Wells, the "Vir-
ginia Dare" of Gorgona who left the
Isthmus almost 40 years ago, returned
to the scene of her childhood and
visited with many friends and rela-
tives recently.
Gorgona was an important town-
site during Canal construction days.
It was situated near the present site
of Camboa.
The former Gayle Iunter Alex-
ander was born in the old Corgona
Hospital in 1906, the first daughter
born to American parents in that
Canal construction area.
Mrs. Wells, whose parents were
North Carolinians, was sent to the
Santa Familia convent school in Pan-
ama City when she was 4 years old.
She studied there until she was 13
when she was sent to high school in
I lartford, Conn., more fluent in Span-
ish than English. Many well-known
Panamanians of today were her class-
mates at Santa Familia located on
4th Street in the old section of the
city-once Colonial Panama.
She returned to the Isthmus the
summers of 1924 and 1925 and after
graduating from college in 1926 she
went to work for the Canal organiza-
tion as a kindergarten teacher and
playground directress at the Ancon
and Balboa Elementary Schools.
A number of residents of the Canal
Zone and Panama who were in-
structed in playground activities and
swimming by Mrs. Wells still live on
the Isthmus.
In 1929, she married Benjamin O.
Wells, a U.S. Naval officer, at St.
Luke's Cathedral and they made their
home at the submarine base at Coco
Solo until 1931 when they left for
the United States.
Her husband retired as a rear

Advice on How

To Write Job


What are the magic words that
can be written into your job descrip-
tion that will have the effect of rais-
ing your grade?
Some employees feel that if their
job description is filled with a num-
ber of high sounding words and fine
phrases, their grade will be raised.
This is a mistaken idea. There are no
magic words contained in a job de-
Such words as "very complex,"
"great variety," and "very difficult"
are not written into a job description
unless the work performed warrants
the use of such phrases. Explain why
it is "very complex," "very difficult,"
A job description should indicate
clearly, specifically, and concisely,
what an employee does, how he does
it, why he does it, and in the case of
manual positions, working conditions
under which the duties are per-
formed. If this is accomplished, and
the description supplemented by on-
site audit in most cases, the job
analyst will have a clear understand-
ing of the work being performed and
will be able to evaluate the position

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

Mrs. Benjamin O. Wells

admiral at the end of World War II
and then worked for the Atomic
Energy Commission at Los Alamos,
N. Mex., for 12 years. The Wells have
two sons, John, a technical sergeant
in the U.S. Air Force stationed at
Indianapolis, Ind., and Don, an
account executive in an advertising
firm located in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. Wells' brother, James M.
Hunter, was a towboat and ferry
master in the Dredging Division and
retired from the Canal organization
in 1961 after almost 28 years' service.
Mrs. Wells, who visited old
familiar places-and unfamiliar ones,
too-in Panama and the Canal Zone
remarked that she was amazed at the
growth and progress which had taken
place on the Isthmus during her long
Rear Adm. Benjamin O. Wells,
USN (retired), accompanied his wife
during the Isthmian visit. The Wells
live at Palm Springs, Calif.

Section D To Close
For Inventory
Section D (Gamboa) will be closed
for inventory Tuesday, February 18,
and for recount Monday, March 3.
All units should obtain sufficient
operating supplies prior to the closing
dates to protect their needs during
the periods the section will be closed.
Sales from the section under inven-
tory or recount will be prohibited
during the closings and emergency
issues will be made only when
requested at division head level.

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.

Don't ask what can you do Sunday.
Just go and enjoy the delicious Sun-
day Brunch at the Tivoli Cuest
IIouse February 2.
The menu includes: assorted fruit
and juice trays, dollar pancakes,
syrup, honey, eggs benedict, German
fried potatoes, grilled sausage links,
grilled bacon, deep fried chicken
livers, assorted dry cereals, buttered
toast, cinnamon toast, jam, jelly,
assorted coffee cakes, blueberry
muffins, coffee, tea, or milk.
Brunch is served in the Roosevelt
Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price:
Adults $1.50 and $1 for children 10
and under.
Have a delicious dinner at the
Tivoli Guest House Monday, Feb-
ruary 3, which will be Oriental
The menu is: chicken chop suey,
Chinese fried rice, sweet and sour
pork, tossed salad with Tivoli dress-
ing, relish tray, micha rolls and
butter, assorted pastries, beverage.
Call and make your reservations.
The telephone number is 2-2111.
Seating at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30
p.m. Price: Adults $1.50 and chil-
dren $1.

Hours Changed

At Drive-Inn

The Supply Division announces
changes in the opening and closing
hours of the Drive-Inn to provide
additional service to students and
Saturday shoppers and persons going
boating or picnicking after church on
The new hours, giving 2 more
hours of service per week, become
effective Sunday, February 2.
New Drive-Inn hours are:
Monday to Friday: 3:30 to 11
Saturday: 12 noon to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Be a courteous driver-remember
that a pedestrian has the right-of-way
also on an unmarked crosswalk at
an intersection.


By Emily J. Price

Marie M. and Louis de Valentin
have produced an unusual and
delightful book The Everyday Pleas-
ures of Sculpture. It is a guide to the
selection, placement and appreciation
of sculpture in communities, in public
buildings, and in homes for connois-
seurs who possess valuable works of
art as well as the home owner who
may have a modest figurine to show.
Fine photographs illustrate all these
uses of sculpture and provide many
suggestive ideas on display and
Boston is the scene of Tobias
Wells' new mystery Murder Most
Fouled Up. Young police detective
Knute Severson appears again to
solve a series of neighborhood rob-
beries involving a murder. His activi-
ties involve him with a nest of far-out
characters and a psychotic master-
Two Minutes of Silence is a collec-

The United States is one of the
few countries in the world where
people are sufficiently free to hiss
and boo candidates for political office.
Thankfully, some politicians do
not deserve such censure. Thankfully,
too, some of them do not get elected.

Week Beginning Saturday,
February 1, 1969

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.-Mon.-
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Odd Couple (A)
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Tom Jones (A)
Thuns., 7:30 p.m.-Danger Route (A)
Fri., 6:15, 8:25 p.m.-The Glenn Miller
Story (AYC)
Sat.-Sergeant Deadhead (A)
Sunday Matinee. 2:00 p.m. (T-91 mins.)
--Waco (AY)
Sun.-Mon.-A Lovely Way To Die (A)
Tues. (Prerelease)-Coogan's Bluff (A)
Wed.-Island Of Terror (A)
Thurs.-North By Northwest (A)
Fri.-The Last Safari (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Gypsy
Colt (AYC)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Gentle Giant (AYC)
Sun.-Man In The Dark (A)
Tues.-North By Northwest (A)
Wed.-A Lovely Way To Die (A)
Fri.-The Young At Heart (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Atlantis
rhe Lost Continent (AY)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)"
Sat.-Mon.. 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00
p.m.-Finian's Rainbow (AYC)

Join the" SmileIn

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tion of short stories by H. C. Branner,
one of Denmark's greatest modern
writers. Each of the stories is con-
cerned with the moments of self-
perception that occur in everyone's
life, when the past or the present is
suddenly illuminated. Vivid imagery
and a sure command of style give
life to these powerful stories.
Women Who Spied by A. A.
Hoehling tells about one woman who
brought information to George Wash-
ington, two others who operated
during the Civil War, still more in
World War I, and a whole group
who were spies during World War II.
Especially interesting are the Eng-
lishwomen who worked with the
French Resistance, and one courage-
ous Czech has a whole chapter to
herself. German spies are also in-
cluded. The plain facts of their lives
and, often, deaths tell an incredible
Advice for beginning as well as
experienced boating enthusiasts is
contained in Shirley Amster's The
Complete Book of Family Boating.
Clear and sensible suggestions cover
everything from buying a boat to
equipping it and using it to enter-
tain your friends. The accent is on
keeping everything simple, safe, and
enjoyable for all, including children
and pets.

Tues.-What A Way To Go (A)
Wed.-Thurs.-No Way To Treat A Lady
(A, Y-mature)
Fri.-Peter Pan (AYC)
Sat.-Come Spy With Me (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-100 mins.)
-I'd Climb The Highest Mountain
Sun.-Mon.-What's So Bad About Feeling
Good (AY)
Ties. (Prerelease)-Firecreek (AY)
Wed.-Bus Riley's Back In Town (A)
Thurs.-Sergeant Deadhead (A)
Fri.-Gentle Giant (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Tomb
Of Ligeia (AY)
Sat.-Nobody's Perfect (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-105 mins.)
-Rings Around The World (AYC)
Sun.-Star (AY)
Tues.-The Liquidator (A)
Thurs.-Bus Riley's Back In Town (A)
Fri.-What's So Bad About Feeling Good

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, February 1, 1969
10:00 a.m.
Callaway Went Thataway-Howard Keel,
Dorothy McGuire: Hilarious comedy of
a cowboy who becomes a Hollywood
celebrity T-88 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Clown-Red Skelton: Emotional, heart-
felt drama ... .the result of a boy's
loyalty to his father. T-99 nmins.
6:15 p.m.
Batman-Adam West, Burt Ward: Batman
and Robin . TV's dynamic duo come
to the screen in an action-packed adven-
ture film. (Color.) T-112 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Golden Arrow-Tab Hunter, Rossana
Podesta: In the fanciful realm of Damas-
cus, the people seek a new Sultan for
their beautiful princess. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-104 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Flipper-Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin: The
amazing story of a little boy and his fab-
ulous underwater friend. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-97 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Face Of Fu Manchu-Christopher Lee,
Nigel Green: The most evil man the
world has ever known. (Technicolor.)
T-9 7 iins.
oAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.
Y, young people 12 to Ifi; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
H-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

At The Movies


January 31, 1969


Shown in the foreground are six cuddly stuffed animals sponsored by all units and activities on Fort Clayton
that will go to the lucky winners of the door prizes at will run for 5 days. Tickets, $1, entitle the holder to
the Fort Clayton Youth Activities Carnival which gets $1.20 worth of food and game tickets. All residents of
underway at 2 p.m. today. The annual fund raising event Panama and the Canal Zone are invited.
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C.Z. Policeman

Sets New Mark

At U.S. School
Police Private David E. Beach of
the Cristobal District has set a new
scholastic record of achievement for
the Davis Correspondence School
(Police Training) of Santa Cruz,
Beach, who has been with the
Police Division since 1965, completed
a course in "Beginning Investigation"
recently with excellent grades. Hee
received a Certificate of Completion
With Honors from the school.
According to a letter from the Di-
rector, Police Training, Davis Cor-
respondence School, a field problem
presented by Beach is to be re-
designed to apply to a local area and
used as a training problem in classes
at Cabrillo Junior College.
"Your knowledge and scholastic
ability would make me reluctant to
compete with you in a promotional
examination. You seem to be ex-
tremely well qualified in the identifi-
cation field and able to express your
thoughts with clarity and precision,"
stated the director of the school in
a letter to Beach.

Summit Gardens

Seasonal Tours

Begin Tomorrow
It's that time of year again when
nature lovers may take a walking
tour of Summit Gardens and learn
about many of the 15,000 varieties
of plants in that garden paradise.
Roy Sharp, Supervisor of Grounds,
Pacific area, will conduct the first of
four dry season tours of the Gardens
tomorrow, February 1. Other tours
are scheduled for February 15,
March 1, and March 15. The tours
will get underway promptly at 9 a.m.
starting at the Cardens entrance and
will take from 21/2 to 3 hours.
Summit Gardens plant expert Sharp
will identify and discuss native and
introduced plants to the visitors. He
will tell them about the many plants
of exotic fruit, flowering and eco-
nomic trees and ornamental shrubs
and vines found in the 300 acre gar-
dens, criss-crossed with walks of
natural beauty. Among the many
plants which may interest nature
lovers are the vanilla orchid, source
of vanilla extract, the papyrus, the
first source of paper, and coffee and
rubber trees.
The tour also will include a short
visit to the Zoo where visitors may
see tropical birds and animals.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:40-To Be Announced
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:35-Pentagon Forum
5:05-Wrestling From Buffalo
6:00-Weekend '69
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-The Joey Bishop Show
7:45-Get Smart
8:10-SCN News
8:15-Hollywood Palace
9: 1O-Canal Zone Calendar
9:15-"My Favorite Martian"
9:40-Perry Mason
10:35-Focus On Today
10:55-Boxing From the Olympic
1:00-The Christophers
1:15-The Answer
1:45-Unusual Cameras
1:50-Danny Kaye
3:00-Underseas World of Jacques
Costeau, "Whales"
3:50-CBS Golf Classic
4:50-The Mike Douglas Show
7:05-Milton Berle
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Greatest Show On Earth
9:00-Americans At Work
9:15-The Beautiful Phyllis Diller
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart
4:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Master of the World"
5:30-Wide Wide World
6:30-Andy Griffith
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowan & Martins Laugh-in
8:00-SCN News
8:05--Hall of Kings (Special)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Tonite Show (Premiere)
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-War of Independence (Navy)
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5 :5-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Master of the World"
5:30- Survival
6:30-Your All American College
(i:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Jerry Lewis Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Desilu Playhouse (Premiere)
9:100-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Master of the World"
10:4)0-Focus On Today

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Movie of the Week)
"Master of the World"
5:30-The Big Picture
6:30-Vietnam Report
(: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:
"Here's Peggy Flemming"
10:00-The Third Man
10:25-Focus On Today

I do hereby give thanks for my
failures, for without them, how
would I recognize success?

4:15-"Roy Rogers"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Master of the World"
6:30-Bob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
"Inherit the Wind" (Hallmark
Hall of Fame)
10:25-Focus On Today

4:15-"Andy Griffith"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Master of the World"
5:30-Auto Racing: Seebring 1967
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Melody Ranch
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Operation Entertainment
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Big Lift"
11:05-Focus On Today
11:25-Paragon Playhouse

Gatun Credit Union

To Meet Tonight
The annual meeting of the Gatun
Federal Credit Union will be held
7:30 p.m. tonight at the Rainbow
City Civic Center. Highlights will in-
clude a directors' report, declaration
of dividends and election of officers.
Also, there will be prizes and refresh-

SITSmm -o

Sif 'sNIoI

Fred Mohl, the well-known mem-
ber of the Canal Zone Fire Division
(and part-time Little League official)
has moved to Gamboa and is at home
to friends at 157 Williamson Avenue.
Fred said it was a hectic move, since

Gun Import


Is Changed
U.S. Government personnel return-
ing to the United States either on
leave or terminating, who contem-
plate including gun collections in
their effects, must now have a "per-
mit to import." This permit is ob-
tained from:
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco
Internal Revenue Building
1111 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20224
(Telephone: (202) 964-6103)
Applications for the permit to im-
port arms and ammunition into the
United States must be on Form DSP-
38, "Application for License to im-
port arms and ammunition." This
application is not immediately avail-
able on the Isthmus, but the Customs
Offices at Balboa and Cristobal ex-
pect to have a supply shortly. For
the time being, they may be obtained
from the above address.
Firearms or ammunition not cov-
ered by "permits to import" will be
detained at ports of entry in the
United States ond stored at the ex-
pense and risk of the importer for
determining disposition by the Alco-
hol and Tax Division of the Internal
Revenue Service.
The requirement of a valid "per-
mit to import," before arms and am-
munition may be released comes as
a result of the U.S. Gun Control Act
of 1968. The U.S. Customs Service
issued interim instructions which
provide that firearms or ammunition
acquired outside the United States
must be supported by this valid "per-
mit to import." There is no provision
in the instructions for the exception
of such importations by reason of
the fact that they are being imported
from the Canal Zone.

ii -
In honor of his last transit of the Panama Canal as master of the Norwegian
America Line's cruise ship "Bergensfjord," Capt. Odin Buaas receives a
Panama Canal honorary marine license from Capt. A. L. Gallin, USN,
Panama Canal Marine Director. Born in Trondheim, Captain Buaas went
to sea as a mess boy in 1925 with the Norwegian America Line and has
commanded seven vessels of the line. He has been master of the "Bergens-
fjord" since August 1967. He is retiring at the end of his cruise and will
make his home in Norway. Agent for the ship here is Fenton & Co. The
"Bergensfjord" has left Balboa for a cruise around South America.



he had to transfer all his belongings
via shanks mare, car, and moving van.
The side-burns fad has finally hit
the Canal Zone, just like the Hong
Kong flu of a few weeks back. Several
of the younger men (and some of the
grandpas, too) are sporting the "op-
tional accessories" these days. It
makes us wonder if "bell-bottom"
trousers, lavender shirts, and lace
cuffs will return to men's fashions as
the designers in Paris and New York
have been predicting. If this happens,
look for the Minuet to become the
most popular dance and powdered
wigs to follow shortly.
0 *
We would like to thank all those
who responded to the call for blood
donations in behalf of Ram6n A.
Almengor of the Information Office,
who recently underwent major sur-
gery. Among the donors were Miss
Dolores Ladr6n de Guevara of the
Printing Plant, Betty Lester of Ad-
ministrative Services Division, Rei-
naldo Perez and Fred Mead of Rec-
ords Section, and Charles McArthur
and Sandy Hinkle of the Executive
Planning Staff, in addition to several
Information Office staff members.
Their efforts are sincerely appreciated
by Ramon's family and coworkers.

Why are all his buddies kidding
Kenny Morris about the black port-
folio he carries to work these days?
What do you have in it, Ken . .
Salami sandwiches??
Billy Lloyd of the Budget and
Rates Branch went on a deep-sea
fishing trip last week, and slept out
on deck because it was too hot down
below. Don't ask him if it rained at
the Perlas Islands-while he was

Bruce Quinn has his hands full in
directing the new Theatre Guild play,
"Brigadoon," and yet, he makes it all
look so easy. This is the mark of a
real professional at work, and it must
run in the family. His sister, Pat, a
former Canal Zone resident, is cur-
rently starring in the film version of
the play, "Alice's Restaurant" which
is being filmed in New York. In fact,
her picture appeared in a recent issue
of IooK Magazine.

To Harry Jones of the Motor Trans-
portation Division for "going native"
at the Ocfi Fair.
0 a .
When driving in a residential area,
watch out for dogs. Children are
usually close behind.


Care Course

To Be Offered
A Mother-Baby Care course will
be offered by the Canal Zone Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross at the
chapter house in Ancon. Mrs. Jarrell
Mitchell, R.N., will be the instructor
for the course.
The course will be given in six
sessions, with meetings twice a week
for 3 weeks. Classes will meet Tues-
days from 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursdays
from 7 to 9 p.m. The first class will
be held Tuesday, February 11.
Residents of the Canal Zone and
military dependents interested in the
Mother-Baby Care course may call
the chapter house at 2-3669. A limit
of 12 persons will be accepted for
the course.

Page 3




Gov. W. P. Leber, right, presents Capt. John M. Stuart, a Panama Canal
pilot, the largest single cash award ever given a Panama Canal employee
for a suggestion approved by the Incentive Awards Committee. Congratu-
lations from Governor Leber accompanied the award certificate and check
for $1,200.

Pilot Wins Record

Suggestion Award

(Continued from p. 1)
involved a sizable saving for the
Canal organization during the year.
Beverly Ricker and George E.
Warren of the Navigation Division
received $50 each and Edna A.
Kovel, of the Graphic Branch, re-
ceived a check for $35. Those getting
$15 awards were James W. Riley, Jr.,
Navigation Division; Jerrilynn Hunt
and Margaret Russell, Supply Divi-
sion; Carolyn L. Holgerson and
Richard Hem, Comptroller's Office;
Elaine M. Payne, Accounting; Arnold
Prescod, Motor Transportation; Ber-
tha I. Frensley, Comptroller's Office;
Leland Truick, Supply; Henry A.
Thousand, Administrative Services;
and Jean L. Dombrowsky, Preventive
On the Atlantic side, where awards
were presented to 17 employees in
the Transportation and Terminals
Director's Office in Cristobal, checks
for $100 each went to Howard E.
Fischer and Thomas C. Clarke of the
Locks Division; and Wilton L. Whit-
son, of the Industrial Division for

Albert J. Joyce, a graduate of Bal-
boa High School and a member of
the Canal Zone Bar since 1960, was
elected President of the Canal Zone
Bar Association for 1969 during the
association's annual meeting at the
Albrook Officers' Club.
Jerry W. Mitchell, admiralty trial
attorney in the Office of the General
Counsel for the Panama Canal, was
elected vice president. E. J. Berger
was reelected treasurer and Betty H.
Olchin was reelected secretary.

Balboa Relays

Begin Tonight
Some of the outstanding athletes
from the Republic of Panama, the
Canal Zone, and U.S. Military will
square off tonight in a quest for the
individual and team championship
of the Balboa Relays.
The Open Division shapes up as a
3-way battle between the District
League of Panama, District League
of Colon, and U.S. Army. The Air
Force, Navy, and Canal Zone Athletic
Club will also be represented.
The Senior Division will pit Canal
Zone College, Balboa High School,
Curundu Junior-Senior High School,
Paraiso Junior-Senior High School,
Rainbow City Junior-Senior High
School, National Institute of Panama,
and Instituto America, in a toss up
The Relays will also feature a
Junior High Division, a special 100-
yard dash for women, a mile run for
men over 30 and elementary specials.

suggestions involving locks locomo-
tives which will save the Canal a
total of $4,500 a year.
Cash awards of $50 each were
given Walter L. Ilund and Donald
C. Parker of the Terminals Division.
Parker also got an award for $25 for
another suggestion. A $35 award
went to Robert G. Turner of the Ter-
minals Division and $25 went to
Louise E. Griffon of Coco Solo Hos-
Those receiving $15 awards were
Arthur French, Locks Division; Ken-
neth H. Willis, Industrial Division;
Richard J. Bjorneby, Navigation Di-
vision; John H. Harris and William
Geer, Terminals Division; Murial D.
Mizrachi and Mary G. Urey of Trans-
portation and Terminals Bureau;
Joan M. Collins and Bernard R. Reid,
Terminals; and Barbara A. Dedeaux,
Maintenance Division.

Canal Film

Is Seen by

45 Million

The documentary film, "The Pan-
ama Canal," which tells the story of
the construction, maintenance, and
operation of the world's greatest
waterway, has been seen by more
than 45 million persons in the United
States since it was first shown in
This does not include the many
thousands who have viewed the film
on the Isthmus. The documentary also
is being shown in Japan, European
countries, and South America.
The above total includes a televi-
sion audience of more than 44 million,
and approximately 1,446,847 persons
who have seen the documentary film
at group showings. Group showings
are presented by Government, in-
dustrial, commercial, educational,
religious, engineering, social, fra-
ternal, travel, and military organiza-
Data assembled and tabulated by
IBM shows that the 16mm. docu-
mentary has been rated as "excellent"
or "very good" by the majority of
Organizations in the United States
interested in obtaining a free loan
copy of the film for showing may
write to Association Films, Inc. at
any of the following addresses: Broad
at Elm, Ridgefield, N.J.; 561 Hill-
grove Ave., La Grange, Ill.; 799
Stevenson St., San Francisco, Calif.;
and 1621 Dragon St. Dallas, Tex. The
user pays return postage only.
The film may be obtained from the
Panama Canal Information Office for
showing on the Isthmus. It is in full
color and runs for 281/2 minutes.

A color film, "And His Name Shall
Be One," concerning the Bahai faith,
will be shown in Room 10 of the Ad-
ministration Building at noon today.

(Continued from p. 1)

Pay level Typical occupation
M-1 Laundry Worker, Janitor --------
M-2 Laborer -- -------------
M-3 Hospital Attendant-----------------
M-4 Service Station Attendant, Garbage Collector____
M-5 Warehouseman, Helper (various crafts)______-
Average (Mean)_--_ ______ ___---------
Pay level Typical occupation
M-6 Chauffeur, Truckdriver_ _- ___
M-7 Seaman, Stevedore___------------------ -
M-8 Cook ---- -------
M-9 Roofer__ --------------- -
M-10 Carpenter, Painter, Auto Mechanic_____--------
Average (Mean)___-- -----------_----. ------- -
Average for all 10 pay levels_______---------___ ____ ___-_

Annual Wage
Effec tiveEecti
January 31, February 1,
1967 1969
$1,830.40 $2,745.60
1,913.60 2,787.20
1,996.80 2,828.80
2,100.80 2,870.40
2,184.00 2,912.00
$2,005.12 $2,828.80



Civic Council

(Continued from p. 1)
fire escapes for all wooden multiple-
family buildings and suggested some
type of handrail under the second
floor windows to enable an occupant
to get to another end of the building
when escape by the stairwell was
cut off.
A renewed request was brought
up by Mrs. Reinheimer for some sort
of walkway between Mount Hope
and Margarita.
Douglas Schmidt of the Los Rios-
Corozal Council announced that a
possible site has been found for the
proposed playground for children
who reside in the Gorgas Hospital
A suggestion for a requirement that
motorbike operators wear helmets,
made by Mrs. Mimi Eberenz of the
Catun Council, engendered a lively
discussion during which it was
pointed out that wearing of helmets
by motorbike operators is mandatory
at military posts and that at Colon a
motorbike operator is stopped if he
has no helmet.
Dr. Teodoro Arias, first vice pres-

Zone Code that pertains to such
Phillip Larke of the Gamboa
Council brought up the matter of
possible boat shed construction in
Camboa, and suggested a good area
might be in the vicinity of the
Gamboa Yacht Club.
Governor Leber suggested that a
club might build such boat sheds,
and that a survey might be made to
see if any buildings that could be
used for such purpose might be
available and could be moved.
Mrs. M. Jeffries of the Coco Solo
Council asked whether dormitories at
Canal Zone College could be opened
some nights of the week during the
summer session, as a convenience for
Atlantic side students. Governor
Leber said the matter would be
looked into, for full utilization of the
college is desired.

Price Policy

Change Made

For Medicines

ident of the Pacific Council, pointed Increased operating costs has
out that this same matter was brought prompted minor changes in the pric-

up a year ago. Panama, he said, was
waiting for the Canal Zone to adopt
such a law so that Panama could
enforce a similar law. Now there is
a probability the two areas may get
together, he said.
Governor Leber said the matter
would be referred to the legal staff
and an endeavor will be made to
make the requirement uniform.
Mrs. Eberenz also noted that a
motorbike learner's permit for 90
days is issued without any test re-
quired. Riders on motorbikes and
scooters are riding on children's play-
grounds, she said, while learning to
operate their vehicles.
Governor Leber said there are
more and more motorbikes all the
time and that a look will have to be
taken at the section of the Canal

ing policy for the sale of prescribed
pharmaceuticals issued at the emer-
gency rooms at Gorgas and Coco Solo
Under the new policy, to go into
effect February 15, outpatients will
be charged a 30-cent professional fee
for each different kind of pharma-
ceutical item issued from the Emer-
gency Room. For example, if the
physician prescribed a cold capsule
and cough syrup, the patient would
be charged the cost of the medica-
tions plus 60 cents (2 x 30 cents)
professional fees. This fee is the same
as that presently charged at the phar-
Previously, if the total cost of the
items was less than $1 no charges
were made, except for items issued
in original containers such as an anti-
biotic ointment or nose drops.
The issuance of free medications
from the Emergency Room is being
eliminated because of the greatly in-
creased cost of operating hospitals
and the higher prices of pharmaceu-
Most of the medications now issued
in the Emergency Room are prepared
by hospital registered pharmacists in
the form of prepacked containers.
This allows the professional staff to
devote more time to patient care. It
means also that the patient receives
his drugs faster with the added assur-
ance that his medication comes di-
rectly from a pharmacist to him.
This method represents another
example of the Health Bureau's
efforts to provide improved care to
the public.

Retail Store

Shows Signs

Of Progress
Customers of the Balboa Retail
Store are requested to bear with the
disarranged appearance of the store
while a new freight elevator is being
installed and air conditioning is pro-
vided throughout the store.
Although most of the work will be
done in the evening hours, it will be
necessary to erect scaffolding in the
first and second floor areas. This will
be done in a way to permit free move-
ment of customers under and around
the scaffolding, inconveniencing the
customer as little as possible. Small
sections on the second floor will be
temporarily relocated from time to
time to accommodate the workers.
The work is being done by the con-
tracting finn of Metal Air & Roofs,
Inc., and is scheduled to be com-
pleted in May or June.
The store will remain open with
regular store hours in effect while
the work is being performed.



436.80/yr. (17%)
270.40/yr. (9.1%)
312.00/yr. (8.9%)
353.60/yr. (8.3%)
436.80/yr. (8.5%)
$361.92/yr. (9.9%)
$593.00/yr, (21%)

Relays queens who will reign at the 19th annual Balboa a member of the sophomore class and Marilynn Hare,
Relays tonight and Saturday are, from left: Margie a Balboa High senior.
Engelke, a Balboa High School junior; Patty Wallace,

Page 4

7,000 To Receive Pay Hikes February 1


January 31, 1969

9cq- -q7-I1GS-


Vol. VII, No. 33 Mds de 50 Afos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 31 de Enero de 1969

Nuevos Aumentos

Desde el Primero

Escala de salaries y sueldos mas
altos de acuerdo con la Ley de Pric-
ticas Laborales Equitativas entraran
en vigor el 19 de febrero para aproxi-
madamente 7.000 empleados de las
agencies del Gobierno de los Estados
Unidos en la Zona del Canal. Los
nuevos aumentos aparecerAn en los
cheques expedidos el 17 de febrero.
Este sera el tercer aumento del
salario minimo desde que la ley entr6
en vigor en febrero de 1967. Un se-
gundo aumento en la tarifa de sala-
rios y sueldos se hizo efectivo en
febrero de 1968.
Como un resultado de la Ley de
Pricticas Laborales Equitativas, las
tarifas de sueldos bisicos de la Zona
del Canal en la categoria manual han
aumentado un promedio de 41 por
ciento para los 5 niveles de pago mas
bajos en el period de 2 afios entire
enero de 1967 y febrero de 1969. El
aumento promedio para todos los 10
niveles de pago durante este period
es de 21 por ciento.
La comparaci6n de tarifas de pago
en vigor el 31 de enero de 1967, y
aquellas sefialadas para ser efectivas
el 19 de febrero de 1969, muestra que
los trabajadores en los grupos de sala-
rio nms bajo recibirAn los aumentos
mAs altos. Como un ejemplo, la tarifa
por hora para los aseadores y traba-
jadores de lavanderia subi6 de 88
centavos a $1.32, un aumento de 50
por ciento. Aunque la mayoria de los
empleados en estos niveles de pago
estAn en el Escal6n 3, las tarifas mos-
tradas mAs adelante estAn en el nivel
del Escal6n 2, que es el fundamento
normal para computer los Escalones
Ganancias similares son notadas en
el Area de los empleados de oficina
durante el mismo period.
El pago annual de los mensajeros,
NM-1 saltarA de $1,830.40 a
$2.704.00, un aumento de 48 por
ciento. El pago de los Archiveros y

Mecan6grafos NM-2 iri de $2.329.60
a $2.766.40, un aumento de 19 por
ciento. La tarifa de pago del Ofici-
nista-Mecan6grafo y Vendedores,
NM-3, aumentarA de $3.182.40 a
$3.473.60, o sea 9 por ciento durante
el period de 2 afios.
El promedio de salario annual para
los tres grades no manuales mas bajos
aumentara de $2.454.40 a $2.974.40,
un aumento de 21 por ciento. Para
hacer una comparaci6n, la entrada
de pago annual para un NM-4 (Ofici-
nista-Esten6grafo, Oficinista de Con-
tabilidad), ha aumentado en 8 por
ciento (de $4.451.20 en enero de
1967, a $4.804.80 en febrero de
1969). Todas las tarifas no manuals
citadas son en el Escal6n 1.
Mas significativo es que a partir
del 19 de febrero de 1969, el em-
pleado gubernamental de Estados
Unidos con mAs baja paga en la Zona
del Canal, recibirA $1.30 por hora o
$2.704 al afio. Este empleado puede
esperar un promedio de aumento
annual adicional de 11 por ciento en
cada uno de los 2 ailos siguientes
cuando los aumentos cuarto y quinto
del salario minimo entren en vigor.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

La Cooperative de

Cristobal Tendra

Hoy Reunion Anual
Esta noche tendrA lugar la reunion
annual de la Cooperativa Federal de
Cr6ditos de Crist6bal.
La reuni6n se celebrara a las 7:30
p.m. en el Sal6n de Estudios de la
Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City,
y a ella estan invitados todos los
(Continda en la pdgina 4)




7 ...
i i f ^ I-.

John W. Hare, Funcionario de Servicios Especiales, corta la simb6lica cinta
en la entrada de la nueva cancha de tenis que fuera terminada recientemente
en Pedro Miguel por la firm contratista Carruth International, S.A. Entre
los funcionarios de las escuelas y lideres de la comunidad que estuvieron
presents en la ceremonial de apertura de la cancha de tennis estin, de iz-
quierda a derecha, Audley Webster, Director de las Escuelas Primarias de
Pedro Miguel y Paraiso; Ellis L. Fawcett, Supervisor de Educaci6n de las
Escuclas Latinoamericanas; Hare, Seabert Haynes, vicepresidente del Con-
sejo Civico de Pedro Miguel; Frank A. Castles, Superintendente de las Es-
cuelas de la Zona del Canal; Webster Marshall, representante del Consejo
Civico de Pedro Miguel y Chris Haywood, president del Congreso de
Consejos Civicos Latinoamericanos, quien actu6 como maestro de ceremonies.



Quince graduandos del Instituto Justo Arosemena exhi-
ben con orgullo los certificados de participaci6n entrega-
dos a ellos despues de terminar con 6xito el Programa de
Experiencia en el Trabajo este ailo. Como un requisite
de graduaci6n, y a petici6n de la escuela, los estudiantes
trabajaron en oficinas del Canal de PanamA para obtener
experiencia en el trabajo de oficina. El program fue
coordinado por la Profesora de PrActicas de Oficina del

Premio de Estimulo

Otorgan por $1.200

El premio individual mAs grande
en efectivo jamais concedido a un
empleado del Canal de Panama por
una sugerencia aceptada por el Co-
mit6 de Premios de Estimulo, fue este
mes para el CapitAn John M. Stuart,
un prActico del Canal de PanamA.
Un cheque por $1.200 fue entrega-
do al Capitan Stuart por sugerir un
m6todo para usar dos prActicos en vez
de cuatro para llevar a trav6s del
Canal ciertos navios grandes, con
mangas entire 80 y 95 pies. Se estim6
que el sistema reduciria el total annual
de empleo de practices para transitos,
representando una reducci6n en cost
para el Canal de aproximadamente
$75.000 al afio.
Debido al mdtodo de usar radios
en vez de sefiales de manos que ha
sido ideado, el Capitan Stuart pens6
que dos prActicos adelante serian in-
necesarios ademAs de los dos coloca-
dos en el puente de popa.
La entrega fue hecha por el Co-
bernador W. P. Leber en su oficina.
Al mismo tiempo fueron entrega-
dos otros premios en efectivo a otros
16 empleados del sector Pacifico por
sugerencias aprobadas por el Comiit6(
de Premios de Estimulo.
Incluyeron un premio por $200 a
Dave E. White de la Divisi6n de Al-
macenaje por sugerir que los suple-
mentos de catAlogos de almacenaje
scan distribuidos cada 2 nmeses; y un
premio por $140 para A. I. Bauman,
de la Divisi6n de Servicios Comuna-
les, por sugerir el use de products
quimicos para los servicios sanitarios
en el Cerro del Contratista. Ambas
sugerencias significaron un ahorro
algo grande para la organization del
Canal durante el afio.
Beverly Ricker y George E. Warren
de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n recibie-
ron $50 cada uno y Edna A. Kovel,
de la Secci6n GrAfica, un cheque por
$35. Los que recibieron premios de
$15 fueron James W. Riley, Jr., de
la Division de Navegacion; Jerrilynn
Hunt y Margaret Russell, de la Divi-
si6n de Abastos; Carolyn L. Holger-
son y Richard Hern, de Ia Contralo-

ria; Elaine M. Payne, Contaduria;
Arnold Prescod, Transporte a Motor;
Bertha I. Frensley, Contraloria; Le-
land Truick, Abastos; Henry A.
Thousand, Servicios Administrativos;
y Jean L. Dombrowsky, Medicina
En el sector Atlintico donde pre-
mios fueron entregados a 17 emplea-
dos en la Oficina del Director de
Transporte y Terminales, cheques
(Continda en la pcgina 4)

plantel, Sra. Nereida R. de Arcia, y la Unidad de Colo-
caciones Especiales de la Direcci6n de Personal. Apare-
cen, de izquierda a derecha: Mullin Carlton, Miguel Or-
tega, Sim6n Antonio, Maria Alvarado, Leticia GonzAlez,
Marta Robinson, Maribel de Le6n, Cyril Jones y Ale-
jandro Nicholls. En la escalera, de izquierda a derecha:
Vidalma Moreno, Mariela Vernaza, Oderay Garcia de
Paredes, Maria Vargas, Berta Melgarejo y Belinda Choy.

Esclusas de Miraflores.__
Esclusas de Gatim._.___
Jardines de Summit.____
Museo ---------
Planta Purificadora de
Miraflores ______ __.
Lugares de interest en la
Zona del Canal -___--
Lugares de interest en
Las Cruces, 7 viajes __.
Lanchas pequefias .
Australis ____-
Gran total ___. __







Constant W. Chase, Jr., Ayudante
del Ingeniero Elctrico del Canal de
PanamA desde 1962, ha sido nombra-
do Jefe de la Divisi6n de Electrici-
dad, sucediendo a J. Bartley Smith,
quien se jubila a fines de enero.
Al mismo tiempo se anunci6 que
Richard R. Potter, Jr., actualmente
Jefe de Proyectos e Ingenieria y fun-
cionario de Presupuestos, habia sido
designado Ayudante del Ingeniero
Eldctrico para suceder a Chase.
Chase, graduado en el Instituto
Tecnol6gico de Massachusetts con
grado en ingenieria electrica, ha es-
tado con la organizacion del Canal
desde 1934 cuando fue empleado
como anotador en la Divisi6n de
Todo su servicio desde entonces
ha sido con la misma division donde
ha desempefiado las posiciones de
ingeniero electrico subalterno, inge-
niero el6ctrico asociado y jefe del
ramo de trabajos de electricidad.
En 1957, cuando Smith fue pres-
tado al proyecto de Conversi6n de
Energia Eldctrica y Roy Reece se
convirti6 en Jefe de la Divisi6n de
Electricidad, Chase fue hecho inge-
niero eldctrico ayudante temporal lo
mismo que jefe del ramo de trabajos.
En 1962 fue ascendido permanen-
temente a la posici6n de Ayudante

del Ingeniero E1lctrico para suceder
a Reece quien se jubil6. Ademis,
continue6 con el puesto de Jefe del
ramo de trabajos de electricidad.
Las dos posiciones fueron separa-
das en 1967. Fue hecho ayudante del
ingeniero elketrico y E. O. Dailey se
convirti6 en jefe del ramo de trabajos
Potter, native de Trenton, Nueva
Jersey, tiene su grado de ingeniero
de la Universidad de Iowa en Ames.
Ha estado con la Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad desde 1939. Ha tenido varias
posiciones en la division y ha sido
Jefe de Planificaci6n desde 1962.

Perdonen el


En Almacen
Se ruega a los clients del Almacdn
de Balboa perdonar ]a apariencia de
desarreglo del almac6n, mientras se
instala un nuevo ascensor de carga y
sc dota de aire acondicionado a todo
el almaccn.
Aunque la mayor part del trabajo
(Continila en la pigina 4)

Constant Chase, Jr., Nuevo Jefe

De la Divisi6n de Electricidad


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Enero 31, 1969



9:30-Conozca el Mundo
10:00-Todo por la Patria
11:30-Mi Amigo el Mago
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
4:30-Los Invencibles
6:00-Reino Salvaje
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
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
4:30-Ultra Q
5:30-Abbott y Costello
7:30-Tres Patines
10:30-SurfSide 6

11: 15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justiciero
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
4:30-Ultra Q
7:30-Tres Patines
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
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
4:30-Ultra Q
5:30-El Monstruo Milton
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 de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
4:30-Ultra Q
5:00-Lawman Escarlata
8:00-Los Latidos de Bourbon Street
9:00-La Caldera del D)iblo
10:30-SurfSide 6

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Randall el Justicienr
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
4:30-Ultra Q
7:30-E1 Caf6 Squirt
8:00-Los Invencibles de N6mesis
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
9:30-Variedades de Silvia Pinal
10:30-SurfSide 6

10:00-Conozca el Mundo
11:00-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Tres Chifados
12:00-El Pijaro Carpintero
1:00-De Mujer a Mujer
2:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 7
4:00--Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Cowboy en Africa
8:00--77 Sunset Strip
9:00-Viajie a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Sabado

Gente en la Noticia

Esta simpAtica jovencita es la Srta. Elvira Isabel Arias
Bell, ayudante del jefe de la Unidad de Colocaciones
Especiales en la Direcci6n de Personal. Nacida en la
ciudad de David, Elvira Isabel ha tenido oportunidad
de viajar debido a la posici6n diplomAtica de su padre
Tomis Rodrigo Arias, quien fuera Embajador de PanamA
en el Brasil de 1960 a 1962. Elvira Isabel, que hizo sus
studios primaries en la Escuela Primaria de Anc6n y
St. Mary en la Zona del Canal, y el Instituto Alberto
Einstein en la ciudad de PanamA, hizo sus dos primeros
afios de escuela secundaria en la Escola Americana do
Brasil y al regresar al Istmo culmin6 sus studios secun-
darios en la ciudad de David en el Colegio de Nuestra
Seiiora de Los Angeles. Viaj6 luego a los Estados Unidos
para ingresar a la Universidad de Atchinson, Kansas, y
despues regres6 al Istmo para estudiar Administraci6n y
Lenguas en nivel universitario, estando actualmente en
tercer afio. Su labor en la Direcci6n de Personal es, entire
otras cosas, la de entrevistar y dar consejos a los ciudada-
nos panamefios que solicitan empleo en la organizaci6n
del Canal; ayuda a su jefe en el desarrollo y mejoramien-
to de los programs de adiestramiento de ciudadanos
panameiios. Elvira Isabel naci6 el 27 de noviembre de
1948 y sus distracciones son la lectura, especialmente
Shakespeare y Hemingway, ademas de la nataci6n, el
ajedrez y, por supuesto, el baile.



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Manejando de noche

.. ::,. .. "

LAS ESTADISTICAS INDICAN que durante las horas de la noche -especial-
mentc a la hora del crep6sculo, de las 5 a las 8 p.m.- aumentan grandemente
los accidents automovilisticos fatales.
De noche el conductor no puede ver tanto ni tan lejos como de dia. Quiere
decir que de noche el conductor tiene que ajustar sus hibitos de conducci6n, a
condiciones distintas.
A continuaci6n indicamos algunos puntos que deben tener en cuenta los con-
ductores de vehiculos cuando manejan de noche:
* Deben reducir la velocidad de 15 a 20 km en comparaci6n con los limits a
que estin acostumbrados durante el dia.
* Deben mirar tan lejos como les sea possible a fin de notar los objetos en se-
guida que los iluminen los faroles del autom6vil. Algunos conductores solamen-
te prestan atenci6n a lo que esta inmediatamente delante y no mAs lejos, lo
cual es causa de sorpresas y crea el riesgo de tener que maniobrar slbitamente,.
a veces cuando ya es demasiado tarde.
* Hay que usar las luces de foco bajo cuando se acercan vehiculos en direcci6n
contraria, para no cegar al otro conductor con peligro de que pueda provocar
un accident.
* El tablero de instruments debe mantenerse con luz baja y la luz del techo
debe dejarse apagada mientras se conduce.
* No se debe manejar pegado al vehiculo que va delante. Hay que dejar sufi-
ciente distancia en caso de que haya que parar s6bitamente.
* Se debe conducir a una velocidad que permit parar dentro de la distancia
que iluminen los faroles.
* Evitar el resplandor de los faroles de los vehiculos que vienen en direcci6n
contraria, desviando la vista al borde de la cuneta o a la line divisoria de ca-
rriles *

La Secci6n D

Seri Cerrada

La Seccion D (Gamboa) sera cerra-
da por inventario el martes 18 de
fcbrero y para recuento el lunes 3 de
Todas las unidades deberan obte-
ner suficiente abasto de operaci6n
antes de las fechas de cierre para
proteger sus necesidades duirante los
periods en que la secci6n estarA
Las ventas de la secci6n en inven-
tario o recuento ser'n prohibidas du-
rante los cierres y las entregas de
urgencia serAn hechas solamente
cuando scan solicitadas al nivel de
jefes de division.

"Si este es el castigo por un accident
leve Zque pasa con uno grave?

En Su Pantalla






31-Se celebrarin los 199 Relevos
Anuales de Balboa el 31 y 19 de

2-Gran fiesta de La Candelaria en
La Concepci6n, Chiriqu.
3-10-Gran Concurso de Arte Pict6-
rico patrocinado por la Xerox de
Panamai. Se otorgari un premio
mayor de $1.000 y un pergamino
al artist cuya pintura salga esco-
gidran fiesa mejor de la exhibi-
ci6n, que serA en el Magisterio
Panamefio Unido.
8-Exposici6n Artistica al Aire Libre
en la Plaza Stevens patrocinada por
la Liga Nacional de Muieres Eru-
ditas de America, capitulo de Pa-
nami y de la Zona del Cana de
7 a.m. a 5 p.m.
15-18-Celebrai6n del Carnaval en
la Repfblica de Panami. La ale-
egria see por todas parties. Enti-
dades y clues organizan reinados
y bailes. Son 4 dias de euforia par
entrar luego en la Cuaresma, que
comienza el Mircoles de Ceniza,
19 de febrero.
20-Para este dia ha sido fijado el
estreno de "Brigadoon", a obra
musical que dirige Bruce Quinn.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
la. Se autoriza a reproducci6n ya fue-
gria sve por todas partes. Enti-

re verbal escrircoles de cr6nicza,
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de a Oficina de Inor, laci obra
Lm inforal que siie deseare publicar
eel SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANrAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distriiauci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Paname. Valor
d e la Osubsripci6n para otrs (incl-
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.

El tiempo no espera al hombre-
pero se detendrii para una inuer de
30 afios.

La raz6n por la cual algunos gol-
fistas usan carritos en vez de caddies,
es que los carr no saben contar.
es que los carritos no saben contar.


The Second Time Around (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Viemes 31_. CERRADO Western Union (AYC) Shenandoah (AYC)
SAbado 1 The Second Time Around (AYC) yCERA Hell Bent For Leather (AYC) y
Sbado 1Western Union (AYC) CERADO Let's Kill Uncle (AY)

Domingo 2 The Devil's Brigade (AY) Madigan (A) Kaleidoscope (AY)

Lunes 3 The Devil's Brigade (AY) The Quiller Memorandum (A) y Kaleidoscope (AY)
Back Door To Hell (AY)
Martes 4_ CERRADO Triple Cross (A) P.J. (A)
Mi6rcoles 5 The Quiller Memorandum (A) y Gypsy Cot (CERRA
Milrcoles 5 Back Door To Hell (AY) Gypsy Colt (AYC) (ERIADO
The Professionals (A) y
Jueves 6 Triple Cross (A) CERRADO Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb (AY)

Viernes 7_ CERRADO Morgan The Pirate (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Rich, Young, And Pretty (AYC) Cat Ballou (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Niios de 8 a 12.





La Santa Misa
-Todo por la Patria
Ventana del Mundo
-Silvese Quien Pueda
-CAmara Indiscreta
-Domingo Deportivo
El Santo
Program Especial
Estreno Sorpresivo


Pagina 2

12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Charlas y Dibujos Animados
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Get Smart
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Enigma
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Miusica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-El Hogar y La Escuela
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaneas Sociales
6:35-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 Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Ruta 66
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-Mlsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-La Mujer Opina
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y
Los Fabulosos 20
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00--Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Consejos Para la Salud
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:30-Instant-ineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Jim West
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Mfsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Camino de la Verdad
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y La Ley del
11:00-La Hora Cero

11:30-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Oso y Yo
12:30-11 roes de Hogan
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:00--Largo Metraje
5:30-Daniel Boone
(:35-Primera Plana
7:30--Sbados de Orange Crush
8:00-A Petici6n Soya
9:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
10:00-Superproducciones del SAbado

Enero 31, 1969


El equipo de la Divisi6n Industrial que participa en la novena perdi6 su primer partido aunque jug6 muy bien,
Liga Divisional de Softball de Rainbow City, aparece pero el lanzador McNair Lane, de las Esclusas del
con M. B. Nickel, Jefe de la Divisi6n Industrial. Esta Atlantico, fue much para ellos.

Raymond Murphy, Jefe de Predios va a batear un perfect lanzamiento
hecho por Richard J. Danielsen, Superintendente de las Esclusas del AtlBn-
tico, durante la ceremonia de inauguraci6n de la Liga Divisional de Softball
del Atlintico en el Estadio de Mount Hope recientemente. Como receptor
act6a M. B. Nickel, Jefe de la Divisi6n Industrial.

Program de Charlas

Vocacionales Termina

Cinco profesionales finalizaron el
program de charlas vocacionales en
la Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow
City. El Lic. Rail de Le6n, auditor
jefe del Banco Nacional, sucursal de
Col6n habl6 con los alumnos gra-
duandos de la clase de Comercio. Su
tema fue "El Banco Nacional de Pa-
nama, su funci6n y auditoria banca-
La Srta. Sara Hudson, alumna de
la Facultad de Ciencias Politicas de
la Universidad de Panama mantuvo
el interns de los alumnos por mis de
90 minutes hablAndoles de los requi-
sitos para entrar a la Escuela de De-
recho, y elabor6 sobre las grandes
ventajas que ella ve en la profesi6n
de leyes.
La Profesora Clara Wattley, orga-
nizadora de actividades comunales
del Departamento de Bienestar Social
de las comunidades latinoamericanas,
habl6 sobre la preparaci6n de un
maestro segin el nivel de ensefianza
que espera desempefiar y segun el
area de especializaci6n.
El Dr. Abdiel Velarde, Director
midico del Hospital Amador Guerre-
ro y jefe del Area sanitaria de la Pro-
vincia de Col6n, disert6 sobre la ca-
rrera de la medicine. Dicha charla fue
plet6rica de nuevos conocimientos y
los estudiantes abordaron con pre-
guntas al distinguido galeno, quien
las contest y dej6 satisfecha a la
La Profesora Alba Piper, psic6loga

escolar, habl6 sobre los distintos as-
pectos que encierra la psicologia. Su
charla fue un gran aliciente y espera-
mos que la misma coadyuve a nues-
tros estudiantes a mejorar sus relacio-
nes entire si y con sus profesores.
El Departamento de Guia y Orien-
taci6n siente gran satisfacci6n en
haber realizado el ciclo de charlas,
las cuales creemos, redundaron en
positivos beneficios para los alumnos
de dicho plantel.

Anuncian Cambios

En Horas Para el

Drive-Inn Aqui

La Division de Abastos anuncia
cambios en las horas de apertura y
cierre del Drive-Inn para proporcio-
nar servicio adicional a los estudian-
tes y compradores de los sabados y
personas que van a pasear en lancha
o de picnic despu6s de salir de la
iglesia los domingos.
Las nuevas horas, dando 2 horas
mis de servicio por semana, serin
efectivas a partir del domingo 2 de
Las nuevas horas del Drive-Inn
Lunes a viernes: 3:30 a 11 p.m.
SAbado: 12 del dia a 11:30 p.m.
Domingo: 11 a.m. a 10:30 p.m.

Declaran Amnistia

En la Biblioteca

Para los Morosos

La Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal
ha declarado una amnistia general
para el mes de febrero en todas las
multas por los libros retrasados. Esta
es una rara oportunidad para los pres-
tatarios que tienen libros retrasados
en sus casas. Devolverlos a la Biblio-
teca-no se cobrarin multas-signifi-
cara que los privilegios de pedir li-
bros prestados serAn restituidos inme-
A los otros clients que no han
pagado multas por libros retrasados
ya devueltos, la amnistia concede una
inmediata restauraci6n de los privi-
legios de pedir libros prestados. To-
das las multas pendientes serin can-
celadas el 19 de febrero de 1969.
Aquellos que deben multas estarAn
en libertad de pedir libros prestados
Por medio de esta amnistia las bi-
bliotecarias especiales esperan reco-
brar los libros retrasados lo mismo
que a los clients no activos.
Por favor devuelva sus libros sin
multa alguna durante el mes de fe-
brero a la Biblioteca Principal en
Anc6n o a cualesquiera de las biblio-
tecas sucursales o m6viles en Coco
Solo, Rainbow City, Margarita, Ga-
tln, Camboa, Santa Cruz o Paraiso.

Balboa Vencio

A Paraiso 1-0

En 10 Entradas
Sensacionalnente se impuso el
equipo de beisbol de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Balboa al de la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso por 1 carrera
a 0, en partido amistoso celebrado el
jueves 23 del corriente por la tarde
en el Estadio de Balboa. El partido
se extendi6 a 10 entradas.
El serpentinero victorioso fue Jim
Whitney, quien se llev6 a ocho ba-
teadores por la via de los strikes y
bole6 solamente a uno, mientras que
el perdedor lo fue Roberto Wilson,
quien ponch6 a 10 y bole6 a dos.
El equipo de Balboa conect6 seis
imparables y cometi6 tres errors, por
cinco hits y dos errors de Paraiso.
Los batazos mAs largos del partido
fueron un triple de Daniel Gray, de
Paraiso y un double de Jim Ridge, de
Los mejores bateadores de Balboa
fueron Henry Swan de 4-3, Mark
Stock de 4-2 y Jim Ridge de 4-1. Por
Paraiso, Mateo Mitchell bate6 de
4-2, Rail Cox de 3-1 y Eduardo
Benjamin de 4-1.
Tanto el coach Herb Raybourne,
de Balboa, como Jos6 D. Ampudia,
de Paraiso, estan planeando la cele-
braci6n de otro partido amistoso.

Octavio "Tuti" Chang, uno de los
mejores bolicheros de Panama y pro-
pulsor incansable de ese deported, estA
organizando una liga de boliche que
serA inaugurada el pr6ximo lunes 3
de febrero. En dicha liga participant
empleados del Canal de PanamA, del
A.I.D., de los Cuerpos de Paz, del
USIS y de la Embajada de los Esta-
dos Unidos. Segsin dice Tuti Chang,
el panorama estarA encantador, pues
se ha decidido que cada equipo estA
formado por tres feos y una bella

Flora de Aguilar, la simpAtica y
complaciente recepcionista del Edifi-
cio de Administraci6n de Balboa
Heights, andaba el otro dia con dos
carteras bajo el brazo. La raz6n?
Unos dicen una cosa, otros dicen otra,
pero la realidad fue que al pasar los
cosmeticos de una carter a otra, a
Florita se le olvid6 que tenia una
bajo el brazo y, al terminar la ope-
raci6n de trasladar los articulos de
tocador, tambien coloc6 bajo el brazo
la otra carter.

Uno de esos bohemios, que tienen
salidas muy simpiticas, dice clue su
felicidad en el matrimonio se debe a
que siempre le dice a su esposa todas
las cosas que le pasan . y'muchas
que jams han sucedido.

Pocos de nosotros sabiamos que
Publio Visquez, del Departamento
de Ingenieria Electromecinica de la
Division de Ingenieria, fue un gran
jugador de baloncesto, cuando estu-
diaba en Espafia. Para ser mAs preci-
sos, lleg6 a former parte del equipo
Real Madrid, de la primera division
en la Peninsula Ib6rica. Pero con el
pasar de los afios, su afici6n se ha di-
rigido hacia el boxeo. Dicen las malas
lenguas que Publio compr6 el primer
boleto que se puso a la venta para la
gran pelea de mariana entire Antonio
Amaya y Roman Blanco y que serA
el primero en entrar al Estadio Olim-
pico mafiana por la tarde. Tambi4n
dicen los que lo conocen que pocas
personas hay tan versadas en asuntos
de boxeo como el amigo VAsquez.
o a a
En esta vida, muchas veces utili-
zamos los servicios de personas que
nos son sumamente litiles, pero cuyos
nombres muy pocas veces sabemos.
Tal es el caso de los centenares de
personas que poseen autom6viles y
trabajan en el Edificio de Adminis-
traci6n de Balboa Heights. Muchos
de ellos aprovechan los servicios de
un hombre que viene hacienda ese
trabajo desde antes de la II Guerra

Efrain C6rdoba, un hombre ya
maduro, mantiene en perfect estado
de limpieza gran cantidad de autos
de empleados del Canal de PanamA.
Y lo mais convenient del asunto es
que t61 los lava y les da brillo mien-
tras sus duefios estan desempefiando
sus labores en sus respectivas oficinas.
a a a0
C6rdoba cuenta muchas cosas in-
teresantes acerca de su labor, que no
s6lo consiste en lavar los vehiculos
sino tambi6n en cuidarlos, para que
no les pase nada. "Hay various caba-
lleros", dice C6rdoba, "que cuando
les entregan sus autos a sus esposas,
les recomiendan que dejen clue C6r-
doba sea el que se los estacione".
a a a0
El Ingeniero Ernesto Cordovez se
encuentra prestando servicios en la
Secci6n de Mantenimiento de Pre-
dios en Anc6n. Cuenta muchas cosas
interesantes acerca del servicio que
presta su dependencia a los residen-
tes de la Zona del Canal. Mas con-

cretamente y refiriendose a la cuadri-
Ila de unos 22 hombres que se en-
carga de mantener siempre bellos los
jardines y Areas verdes de Balboa
Heights, dice que esa cuadrilla, a las
6rdenes de su capataz, Junius Jordan,
corta y bota varias toneladas de hier-
ba y de hojas cada afio.

Hace un tiempo, una perrita color
chocolate claro lleg6 de visit, al
igual que muchos otros perros, a la
Secci6n de Mantenimiento de Pre-
dios de Anc6n. Resulta que los mu-
chachos que trabajan alli le cogieron
carifio a la perrita y siempre que en-
contraban algo que sirviera, se lo
daban de comida, de manera que la
perrita estableci6 alli su residencia
permanent. Dicen los muchachos
que hace un tiempo la perrita se
enamor6 de un enorme boxer que
vivia en Anc6n. Resultado: 11 lindos
cachorritos, de los cuales faltan tres,
que ya murieron. La perrita todavia
no tiene nombre y ahora los mucha-
chos tienen el trabajo de ponerle
nombre a la perrita y a los ocho
cachorros que le quedan.
o a
El padre, el enorme boxer, cons-
ciente de sus obligaciones, siempre
Ilegaba a visitar a su consorte y. a los
cachorritos, pero tenia que cruzar la
Carretera Gaillard. Una de estas tlti-
mas mafianas, fue atropellado por
un autom6vil, dejando ocho cachorri-
tos hu6rfanos que son mantenidos
con much carifio por los muchachos,
dentro de una jaula que construyeron
especialmente para ellos.

La Operaci6n "Cachorros" es diri-
gida por Roy Sharp, Jefe de la Sec-
ci6n de Anc6n del Ramo de Mante-
nimiento de Predios.
o o a
Entre los conductores de auto que
prestan servicios en la Divisi6n de
Transport a Motor en Anc6n, hay
algunos que tienen incidents gracio-
sos e interesantes. Como Agustin
Martinez, chiricano de pura cepa.
Enamorado de su tierra, dice que uno
de los lugares mAs bellos de este
mundo es el Chorro de Chorcha, de
una belleza indescriptible.

Pero, a lo que nos queremos refe-
rir es a algo que le sucedi6 hace algin
tiempo, cuando Walter Hobby era
Capataz General de Transporte en
Anc6n y decidi6 embellecer con plan-
tas los alrededores de sus oficinas.
Alguien le dijo que Martinez era muy
buen jardinero. Hobby nombr6 en-
seguida en propiedad a Martinez
como encargado de que las plants
tuvieran buena apariencia. Lo pri-
mero que Martinez hizo fue lavarlas
muy bien "con detergente", hoja por
hoja y flor por flor. Ese dia, las plan-
tas se vieron muy bonitas, pero . .
al dia siguiente todas amanecieron
muertas y Martinez perdi6 su trabajo
de jardinero, siguiendo con su anti-
gua ocupaci6n de conductor.

Las operaciones de los sedanes ofi-
ciales lo mismo que las de los auto-
buses escolares, son dirigidas desde
Anc6n por tres hombres: Ivan E.
Iaywood, nimero uno; Albert Da
Costa Lord, numero dos, y Cleophus
A. Parris, niunero tres.

Modelo de conductores de autobu-
ses escolares, en quien confian los
padres de familiar, es Rubin E.
Douglas, veteran en esos meneste-
res y a quien se le ve frecuentemente
en las oficinas de Anc6n, ya que es
despachador relevo.


Pagina 3


Enero 31, 1969

Tiene Torneo

El Seabreeze

En Febrero 9
El Club de Golf Seabreeze en
Camp Bierd celebrar6 su tercer ani-
versario con un torneo el 9 de febrero
Este torneo so jugarAi en tires vuel-
tas (A, B y C) y se concederin pre-
mios a las tres anotaciones mis bajas
en cada vuelta.
La hora de iniciaci6n ha sido sefia-
lada para las 9 a.m. y no se aceptaran
mais inscripciones despues de las 12
del dia.
La cuota de admisi6n serA de $1.50
para este torneo y todos los golfistas
son invitados para participar.
HabrA refrescos en venta y se invi-
ta cordialmente al pi]blico para pre-
senciar esta competencia.

Perdonen el ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
serA hecho en horas de la noche, serA
necesario colocar andamios en las
Areas del primero y segundo pisos.
Esto se harA de una manera que per-
mita el libre movimiento de los clien-
tes por debajo y alrededor de los an-
damios, incomodando lo menos posi-
ble al client. Las pequefias seccio-
nes en el segundo piso serAn movidas
a veces para acomodar a los trabaja-
El trabajo lo estA realizando la fir-
ma contratista Metal Air & Roofs,
Inc. y deberA ser tenninado en mayo
o junior.
El almacen permanecerA abierto
con horas regulars en efecto, mien-
tras se est6 Ilevando a cabo el trabajo.

Una conversaci6n telef6nica, de persona a persona y a sumamente corta
distancia, es la que Ilevan a cabo la Srta. Merrilyn Peck, a la izquierda, Reina
de la Caridad en Australia, y la Srta. Lindsay Murphay, a la derecha, Srta.
Victoria, quienes transitaron el Canal de Panama a bordo del transatlAntico
"Fairstar", de la Sitmar Line, en ruta desde Australia hacia Europa y el
Reino Unido. Merrilyn, quien naci6 en Australia, gan6 el titulo por haber
sido la candidate en el concurso Srta. Australia, que colect6 la mayor can-
tidad de dinero para las diferentes obras de caridad relacionadas con ese
concurso. En la vida diaria, Merrilyn es muy buena contable. Lindsay, quien
fue a residir en Australia s61o hace unos 6 afios, es modelo fotogrAfica.
C. Fernie & Co. son los agents locales del "Fairstar".

Nuevos Aumentos Desde el lo. de Febrero ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

V el (BAsicos de la Zona del Canal)
Pago Ocupacion tipica
M-1 Trabajador de Lavanderia, Aseador____ ________
M-2 Obrero_________________ __-------------- -
M-3 Mozo de Oficios (Hospital)_ ___________
M-4 Dependiente de Estaci6n de Servicio, Recolector de Basura
M-5 Almacenero, Ayudante variouss oficios)__ _
Promedio -___-._____________- __-_-------------_

Ndel (BAsicos de 1
Pago Ocupacion tipica
M-6 Conductor de Autom6vil
M-7 Marinero, Estibador___
M-8 Cocinero _--------
M-9 Techero_--_-__-
M-10 Carpintero, Pintor, Meca
Promedio____-- ________-
Promedio de todos los 10 niveles.

a Zona del Canal)

es, Conductor de Cami6n

nico Automotor_

Estas son alumnas de 79, 89, 99, 109, 119 y 129 grades de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso, haciendo un ejercicio
ritmico, a los acordes del "Danubio Azul", y dirigidas
por la Profesora Thelma de Rebolledo, en otro de los
puntos de la culminaci6n de la Semana de la Educaci6n
Fisica en la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso. Estuvieron
presents el Supervisor de Educaci6n de las Escuelas
Latinoamericanas, Ellis L. Fawcett; el director del plan-

Salario annual
Efectivo Efectivo
Enero 31, Febrero 1,
1967 1969
$1.830.40 $2.745.60
1.913.60 2.787.20
1.996.80 2.828.80
2.100.80 2.870.40
2.184.00 2.912.00
$2.005.12 $2.828.80



Aumento al aao





tel, Profesor George V. Richards; el Supervisor de Edu-
caci6n Fisica para las Escuelas Latinoamericanas, Profe-
sor Oscar Suman Carrillo; el Coordinador del Departa-
mento de Educaci6n Fisica de la Escuela de Paraiso,
Profesor Alcides Bemal; el Profesor David Salamin, la
salvavidas Srta. Doris Zambrano, various padres de fami-
lia y 300 estudiantes del plantel.

Gran Campamento Scout

Se Llev6 a Cabo en Mindi

Respondiendo gentil invitaci6n de
Robert Hammond, Jefe de la Tropa
N9 1 de Exploradores de Margarita,
un grupo de exploradores del Distri-
to AtlAntico de los Exploradores In-
ternacionales de la Zona del Canal
particip6 en un campamento que se
Ilev6 a cabo en Mindi, del 27 al 28
de diciembre.
Varios exploradores, pertenecien-
tes a diferentes tropas de la ciudad
de Col6n, tambi6n tomaron parte en
el campamento.
El punto de reunion fue el cober-
tizo de Camp Bierd, donde dirigieron
las operaciones el Jefe de Explora-
dores Felipe Waisome, el Comisiona-
do de Vecindad David Stanley, el
Comisionado Distritorial Maurice
McLean y los Jefes de Exploradores
Carlos Ng y Carlos Biggs, de la ciu-
dad de Col6n.
En Mindi, el Jefe Hammond diri-
gi6 la limpieza del terreno y la erec-
ci6n del campamento, para el period
de 2 dias en que rein6 la diversion y
el aprendizaje de numerosas fases
del escultismo, que incluyeron la
construcci6n de un puente colgante
sobre una corriente de agua.
Los integrantes de la Tropa N9 1,

Alwyn Sprague

Hablari a las

Alwyn Sprague, muy conocido
ilustrador e instructor de pintura,
serA el orador invitado durante la
reunion del Grupo de Estudios de
Arte del Club de la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal, que tendrA lugar
el 3 de febrero en la Casa de Hu6s-
pedes Tivoli.

Premio de Estimulo...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
por $100 a cada uno fueron para
Howard E. Fischer y Thomas C.
Clarke, de'la Divisi6n de Esclusas;
y Wilton L. Whitson, de la Divisi6n
Industrial, por sugerencias relacio-
nadas con las locomotoras de remol-
que de las esclusas, que ahorrarnn al
Canal un total de $4.500 al afio.
Premios en efectivo de $50 fueron
entregados a Walter L. Ilund y
Donald C. Parker, de la Divisi6n de
Terminales. Parker tambien logr6 un
premio de $25 por otra sugerencia.
Un premio de $35 fue para Robert
G. Turner de la Divisi6n de Termi-
nales y $25 fueron para Louise E.
Griffon del Hospital de Coco Solo.
Los que recibieron premios de $15
fueron Arthur French, de la Divisi6n
de Esclusas; Kenneth H. Willis, de la
Division Industrial; Richard J. Bjor-
neby, de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n;
John H. Harris y William Geer, de
la Division de Terminales; Murial D.
Mizrachi y Mary G. Urey, de la Di-
recci6n de Transporte y Terminales;
John M. Collins y Bernard R. Reid,
de Terminales, y BArbara A. Dedeaux,
de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento.

de Margarita, con disfraces indios,
hicieron pasar una noche agradable
a los exploradores, mostrindoles sus
habilidades en los cantos y danzas
de los indios.
El campamento termin6 a las 4
p.m. del 28 y los nifios partieron a
sus lugares de procedencia agradeci-
dos del Jefe Hammond y de los miem-
bros de la Tropa N9 1 de Margarita.
Asistieron como invitados especia-
les Harold Murray, funcionario pro-
fesional de los Exploradores de Am&-
rica; el Dr. MAximo Carrizo y Sra.
Fela Vargas de Carrizo; la Sra. Clara
Anderson; Granville Brown, secreta-
rio de los Exploradores de America,
y el Jefe Explorador Hubert James.

Los Afamados

Relevos de Balboa

Seran Esta Noche
Algunos de los atletas mas sobre-
salientes de la Repsiblica de PanamA,
la Zona del Canal y unidades milita-
res de los Estados Unidos se enfren-
tarAn esta noche en busca del cam-
peonato individual y por equipos de
los Relevos de Balboa.
La Division Abierta se perfila como
una batalla entire la Liga Distritorial
de PanamA, la Liga Distritorial de
Col6n y el Ejircito de Estados Uni-
dos. Tambiin estarAn representados
el Club Atl6tico de la Zona del Canal,
la Fuerza Aerea y la Armada de los
Estados Unidos.
En la Divisi6n Mayor competirAn
la Universidad de la Zona del Canal,
el Institute Nacional de PanamA, el
Institute Amtrica, las escuelas secun-
darias de Balboa, Paraiso, Rainbow
City y la Escuela Intermedia de Cu-
rund6. Esta competencia se espera
que sea sumamente refiida.
Los Relevos de Balboa tambi6n
comprenderAn una Divisi6n Interme-
dia, la carrera de 100 yards para
mujeres, la carrera de la milla para
hombres de mAs de 30 afios y events
especiales para nifios de primaria.

La Cooperativa de . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
miembros de la Cooperativa y sus
Seg6n los informes preliminares,
el afio que acaba de terminar ha sido
de gran provecho para la Cooperati-
va. El orden del dia sera interesanti-
simo e incluiri los informes del pre-
sidente, del secretario, del tesorero
y de los presidents de comit6. Luego
de cada informed se invita a los que
asistan a que hagan toda clase de
preguntas pertinentes.
Un vocero de la Cooperativa dijo:
"El afio que acaba de terminar ha
marcado otra etapa de Axitos para la
Cooperative de CrCditos de Crist6bal
que ha servido a este distrito durante
los iltimos 20 afios y que ha mostra-
do creciente engrandecimiento cada

Tarifa Extra Cobraran

En Cuarto de Urgencia

Costos de operaci6n mas altos han
causado cambios menores en la poli-
tica de precious para la venta de me-
dicamentos recetados en los cuartos
de urgencia de los hospitals Gorgas
y Coco Solo.
De acuerdo con las nuevas normas,
que entrarAn en vigor el 15 de febre-
ro, a los pacientes externos se les co-
brarA un honorario professional de 30
centavos por cada medicamento dife-
rente que les sea recetado en el Cuar-
to de Urgencia. Por ejemplo, si el
m&dico ordena una cipsula contra el
resfriado y un jarabe para la tos, al
paciente se le cobrarA el cost de los
medicamentos, ademAs de 60 centa-
vos (2 x 30 centavos) que serAn los
honorarios profesionales.
Anteriormente, si el costo total de
los medicamentos era de menos de

$1, no se cobraban honorarios, ex-
cepto en el caso de medicamentos
que venian en recipients originales,
tales como un ungiiento antibi6tico
o gotas nasales.
La mayoria de las medicines orde-
nadas en el Cuarto de Urgencia son
preparadas por fannaceuticos regis-
trados del hospital, dentro de reci-
pientes empacados con anterioridad.
Ello permit al personal professional
dedicar mayor tiempo al cuidado de
los pacientes. Significa tambidn que
el paciente recipe sus medicines mAs
rApidamente con ]a seguridad extra
de que su medicine le llega directa-
mentc desde el farmacdutico.
Este metodo represcnta un esfuer-
zo mils de la Direcci6n de Salubridad
para proporcionar mejor atenci6n al

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