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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: February 14, 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: VID00704
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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THE PANAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama CanalMuseum


Vol. VII, No. 35 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, February 14, 1969

An Editorial

As a rule, the SPILLWAY doesn't editorialize. But times change. And every-
one must make adjustments to keep pace with the changing times. Not that
we plan to carry editorials on a regular basis. We don't. Only when we feel
they might serve a useful purpose.
The need to focus on the changing times and how the changes affect all
of us is apparent. Youth is particularly susceptible to change. This has been
true since the beginning of time. And why not? Without change there can
be no progress.
Many parents, on the other hand, are impervious to change. They tend to
forget their own youth. They refuse to understand that although circum-
stances, social taboos, and attitudes have undergone radical changes since
then, the natural inquisitiveness of youth has been a constant factor through-
out the ages. It thrives on change and will not be repressed. So don't try.
If you take the attitude that all change is bad you'll surely shut yourself
off from all meaningful communication with your children by the time they
are 15. All change is not bad. Nor is it all good. Some is indifferent and
harmless. Some is good. Some is bad.
Like the increased use of marijuana by teenagers-and even subteens, as
evidenced by the story which appeared in the STAR & HERALD on Sunday
(February 9), which told about a raid in which 150 youngsters between the
ages of 10 and 15 had been found smoking pot in New York.
This sort of change is bad. And most young people know it. Those who
indulge frequently do it as an expression of defiance. Defiance of authority.
Defiance of their parents. Or simply because it's the "in" thing to do.
In most cases, good communications between parents and children can
prevent this. Give your teen a chance to express himself. Make time to
communicate with him.
The so called "generation gap" can be bridged. We don't mean that you
should try too hard to be a "pal" to your teenager. He's got pals and gals
his own age.
But your advice, your authority, and your discipline will be more readily
accepted-and secretly welcomed-by your children if you make an extra
effort to understand, for it will provide them with a sense of security.
Don't lose touch with your youngster. Know him. Know his friends. Know
their friends. Know where he is. It helps.

Gen. Mather

To Succeed

Gen. Porter

The command of U.S. Southern
Command will pass from Gen. Robert
W. Porter, Jr., to Gen. George R.
Mather in a colorful military cere-
mony at Fort Amador Tuesday
Troops of the Army, Navy, Air
Force, and Marine Corps, all of
which make up the unified, multi-
service U.S. Southern Command, will
take part in the 9 a.m. military review
at Fort Amador's McCardell Parade
General Porter, who is retiring at
the end of this month after more than
40 years of military service, will bring
to a close 4 years at the helm of U.S.
Southern Command-as the United
States' senior military officer in Latin
America. His career has also included
command of the First U.S. Army, and
other important command and stall
positions overseas and in the United
His successor, General Mather, is
returning to Quarry Heights where
he served 1946-48 on the staff of
the old Caribbean Command, the
predecessor command of U.S. South-
ern Command. The intervening years
have seen him rise to the rank of
four-star general as he has served in
top-level assignments in many parts
of the world. His most recent posi-
tion was with U.S. Army head-
quarters in Washington.
General Mather's arrival at Howard
AFB Monday afternoon will be
marked by a joint honors ceremony
there. His wife, the former Kathleen
Carmichael, is accompanying him to
the Canal Zone.
Among those to be on hand Tues-
(Continued on p. 4)

Panama Curfew
Parents are reminded that minors
who have not reached the age of 18
years are not permitted in bars in the
Republic of Panama.
In addition, a curfew prohibits
minors under 18 from being in places
of adult entertainment unaccompa-
nied by their parents later than 9
p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends
and holidays. Panama authorities can
detain all violators.
Minors over 18 years of age and
under 21 must have on their person
identification attesting their age when
frequenting public places of enter-
tainment. A driver's license, Social
Security card, or other document of
identification bearing the person's age
will do.



The U.S. Civil Service Commission
has announced an annuity increase
of 3.9 percent for already-retired
U.S. Government employees and sur-
vivor,annuitants, and for annuities
that commence on or before March 1,
The U.S. Civil Service Retirement
Act provides for automatic cost-of-
living increases in civil service
annuities whenever the Consumer
Price Index rises by at least 3 per-
cent over the month (now February
1969) used as a base for the most
recent cost-of-living annuity increase,
and stays up by at least 3 percent for
3 consecutive months. In such case,
the annuities are increased by the
highest percentage rise during the
3-month period.
To get the 3.9 percent cost-of-
living increase in annuity, an em-
ployee must be separated or his pay
must cease no later than February 28.
The increase in annuities of al-
ready-retired employees and survivor
annuitants is effective March 1 and
will be included in the regular April
1969 annuity checks which pay
annuity for March 1969. Annuitants
need not apply or write to the Com-
mission to get the increase.
The survivor annuity of each
qualified survivor of an employee
who retires on or before February 28
is increased by the same percentage
as the employees' 3.9 percent.

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks.__-- -
Gatun Locks_------
Summit Gardens-------
Murals in Administration
Building___ ---
Canal Zone Museum _.
Las Cruces,
partial transits, 12.___-
Small launches,

partial transits, 2_
Ship transits:
Carla C. _-----
U.S.S. Concord.
Grand total ._





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C.Z. Hospitals Earn

New Accreditation

Accreditation of Corozal, Coco
Solo, and Gorgas Hospitals has been
granted by the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Hospitals, accord-
ing to a notice received by the Canal
Zone Health Bureau.
This is the first time that Corozal
Hospital has been approved by this
commission for hospital accreditation.
Gorgas and Coco Solo Hospitals have
been approved previously but have
not been inspected since 1958.
Accreditation of the three Canal
Zone hospitals is the result of a de-
tailed and searching inspection per-
formed by a representative of the
Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Hospitals who spent more than a
week in the Canal Zone last October.
Two days were spent in visiting
all activities in each of the three hos-

pitals in order to perform this search-
ing inspection. Each of these three
hospitals will now be able to display
a ce'-ficate indicating that this ac-
creditation has been received and
will continue to be effective for the
next 3 years.
A description-"Accredited by the
Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Hospitals," is highly valued by those
hospitals that have attained the right
to use it. It symbolizes the striving
for excellence that characterizes our
Nation's hospitals. Over the years,
the accreditation program has grown
steadily as an effective force in pro-
moting high standards of hospital
care for all people.
The Joint Commission on Accredi-
tation of Hospitals is composed of
(Continued on p. 4)

Contract Is Awarded

For New Apartments

A contract for the construction of
39 new two-bedroom apartments in
the three-story former section "C" of
Gorgas Hospital was awarded Feb-
ruary 5 by the Panama Canal to the
E. O. Hauke Construction Co. of
The Hauke Co. was low with a bid
of $548,675 on the project. Other
contractors entering bids were Diaz
y Guardia, S.A. of Panama for
$584,652 and Dillon Construction,
Inc., at $563,675.
The construction of the new apart-
ments should take about a year and
will provide additional family quar-
ters for Panama Canal employees.
They will be similar in design with a
living and dining room area, two
bedrooms and one bath. Unlike the
other Gorgas Hospital apartments
built 5 years ago, air conditioning will
not be built in. It will be optional
with facilities provided for its

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Masked Mystery Dancers, from left: Maxine Karst, Patty Balboa Theater for the benefit of the Special Education
Wallace, and Jacque Hunt will appear in the Dorothy Association.
Chase 1969 Previews and Highlights, February 20, at the

Parking areas for automobiles will
be located both outside and under
the building. Laundry facilities will
be provided by coin operated laundry
and drying machines located in the
basement together with maids' toilets,
showers, andstorage rooms. An auto-
matic elevator and stairways will
serve all three floors.
The Panama Canal is presently en-
gaged in a program of renovation
and rehabilitation of existing quar-
ters, most of them built between 1934
and 1946. On the Pacific side these
include certain Prado type houses
(Continued on p. 4)

Benefit Show

To Be Held at

Balboa Theater
Previews and Highlights of 1969
is the title of this year's Dorothy
Chase show being held February 20
at the Balboa Theater for the benefit
of the Special Education Association.
Curtain time is 7 p.m.
Proceeds from this year's show will
be used to bring psychologists and
diagnosticians to the Canal Zone to
work with retarded children. The
goal for this year's show is $1,500.
The benefit raised more than $1,000
in 1968.
The program is a varied one and
besides the many dance numbers will
include the film "Clambake," staring
Elvis Presley. Dorothy Chase, who is
retiring this year after 22 years of
teaching dancing, is serving as di-
rector, coordinator, and choreogra-
pher of the show.
The price of admission is 75 cents
for adults and 40 cents for all chil-
dren under 12. Booster tickets are
being sold at 50 cents for persons
who wish to support the show but
who are unable to attend. Tickets
are available at the Dorothy Chase
Studio, from its students and from
members of the Special Education
Association. Arrangements for groups
to attend the show can be made by
contacting Lt. Col. Craig Schwartz

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February 14, 1969

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Frank A. Castles, chairman of the Canal Zone Chapter of the American Red
Cross, points to the 50-year service pin presented to Mrs. Marie Van Clief
whose Red Cross volunteer service dates back to 1919. Mrs. Van Clief has
been chairman, Production Service of the Canal Zone Chapter since 1958.

Red Cross Worker Cited

For 50 Years of Service

A Red Cross Certificate of Appre-
ciation for 50 years service and a
50-year service pin were presented
to Mrs. Marie A. Van Clief, the
senior member of Red Cross volun-
teers in the Canal Zone.
The presentation was made by
Frank A. Castles, chairman of the
Canal Zone Chapter of the American
Red Cross, at the annual meeting held
Mrs. Van Clief retired from Canal
service in 1956, after working in the
Accounting Department. She joined
the Red Cross in 1919 and became a
member of the Lifesaving Corps of
the American National Red Cross
teaching classes in lifesaving. In
1925 she received the honorary serv-
ice medal with rescue bar for saving
three persons from drowning.
As a member of the Red Cross War
Fund Committee, Mrs. Van Clief re-
ceived a citation for selling more
than a quarter million dollars in War
Mrs. Van Clief has been chairman
of the Production Service of the Canal
Zone Chapter since 1958. Members
of this group collect, manufacture
and distribute items obtained by the
chapter through community re-
sources. Mrs. Van Clief is chiefly
concerned with sewing and mending
and her specialty is making slippers

"Careful! He has safety
written all over himl"

Safe Driving Hints

Do you know that the driver of
a vehicle intending to turn left at an
intersection should yield the right-
of-way to any vehicle approaching
from the opposite direction? For
example, a driver coming out of
Albrook AFB intending to turn left
on Caillard Highway on the green
light, must yield the right-of-way
to a vehicle approaching the inter-
section from Walker Road.

for patients at Gorgas Hospital who
need them.
Mrs. Van Clief, who has also
devoted many hours to the Canal
Zone United Fund, may be found at
the Chapter House at least 3 morn-
ings of each week, sewing, mending,
and sorting articles of clothing which
may at a moment's notice solace one
in need.

Zivoli ZDopicJ

You don't feel like preparing a
large breakfast Sunday? If you go
to the Tivoli Guest House Sunday
Brunch you can enjoy a delicious
breakfast without the work.
The brunch for February 16 in-
cludes: assorted fruit and juice trays,
hot cakes, syrup, honey, ham omelet,
creamed eggs on toast, hashed
browned potatoes, grilled sausage,
grilled bacon, assorted dry cereals,
buttered toast, cinnamon toast, jam,
jelly, pineapple muffins, Danish pastry
(assorted fillings), 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.

For all the splendor of eating in
Rome at some of its romantic side-
walk cafes, try the Italian Night
Buffet Monday, February 17. Among
the tantalizing Italian dishes to be
served are: chicken cacciatori with
spaghetti, spaghetti with meat sauce,
Italian salad, garlic bread, relish tray,
assorted pastries, beverage.
Call 2-2111 and make reservations
for any one of our three convenient
seatings: 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 p.m.
Adults $1.50 and children 10 and
under $1.

After reading some of the stories
in the magazines, one must wonder
what was rejected?

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:50-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
7:40-Get Smart
8:10--SCN News
8:15-Hollywood Palace
9:10--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-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
1:50-Danny Kaye
3:05-This Is The Point
3:55-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
10:05-The 20th Century (Premiere)
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.)
"Neath the Brooklyn
5:30--Wide Wide World
6:30-Andy Griffth
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowan & Martins Laugh-in
8:00-SCN News
8:05-1961) Engineering Week Student
Quiz (Special live
9:05-Canal Zone Calendar
9:10-The Tonite Show
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-The War of 1812 (Navy Film)

4:15-"The Real McCoys"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Neath the Brooklyn
5:30- Survival

6:30-Your All American College
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Jerry Lewis Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Desilu Playhouse
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Lloyds of London"
10:45-Focus On Today
11:05-"The Real McCoys" (Repeat)

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Movie of the Week)
"Neath the Brooklyn
5:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Kraft Music Hall
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Perry Como Show"
10:00-The Third Man
10:25-Focus On Today

4 :15-"Roy Rogers"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Neath the Brooklyn
6:00- Dateline
6:30-Bob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Iour
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchaiir Theater:
"The Wicked Lady"
10:40-Focns On Today

4:15-"Andy Griffith"
5:)0-SCN Afternoon News
5:05--Afternoon (Cont.)
"Neath the Brooklyn
5:30-Auto Racing: tHighlights of
1966 Prototypes
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:
"Cyrano de Bergerac"
11:00-Focus On Today
11:20-Paragon Playhouse

Medical Technology

Program To Begin July

The Gorgas Hospital School of
Medical Technology is accepting ap-
plications for the training program to
begin July 1.
Six 1 year trainee positions are to
be filled. There will be no stipend
during the total 12-month training
To qualify for the training pro-
gram, applicants must be able to read
and understand English and have
90-semester hours or 135-quarter
hours of college or university training
consisting of: (a) 16-semester or 24-
quarter hours of acceptable chemistry
courses, including at least 3-semester
or 4-quarter hours in mathematics; or
(b) at least 16-semester or 24-quarter
hours of biological science such as
general biology, zoology, botany,
physiology, comparative anatomy,
bacteriology, parasitology, histology,
histologic technique or genetics, and
at least 3-semester or 4-quarter hours
in mathematics.
The program is designed to provide
competent staff medical technologists

for the Canal Zone Hospitals. Grad-
uates who pass the Gorgas Hospital
final examination are eligible to take
the Medical Technologist examina-
tion administered by the Board of
Registry of the American Society of
Clinical Pathologists. Those who pass
both examinations may be offered
full-time employment as Medical
Technologists NM-5 as vacancies
occur, with promotional opportunity
for full satisfactory employees to
NM-6, NM-7, and NM-8.
Further information may be ob-
tained by telephoning Ricardo Valla-
rino at Balboa 6441.

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

Some accidents cause people. Re-
member: safety first, second, and
thirty. Thirty is a journalistic term
that means the end.

Week Beginning Saturday,
February 15, 1969

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.-Mon..
7:30 p.m.-Coogan's Bluff (A)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-The Pink Panther (A)
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Fantomas (AYC)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Dorothy Chase Show
plus Clambake (AYC)
Fri., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.-Th'
Adventures Of Bullwhip Griffin (AYC)

Sat.-No Way To Treat A Lady
(A, Y-mature.)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-102 mins.)
Athena (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Odd Couple (A)
Tues. (Prerelease)-Pink Jungle (AY)
Wed.-Tom Jones (A)
Thurs.-The Singing Nun (AYC)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-The Glenn Miller
Story (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Tickle Me



Clark H. Jennings, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde S. Jennings of Balboa and
a graduate of St. Martins High
School in Washington State, recently
completed a course at the Coastal
School of Deep Sea Diving in Oak-
land, Calif., the only commercial
deep sea (living school in the world.
After serving a 4-year tour in the
U.S. Marine Corps, Jennings decided
that the 9 to 5 type of work was not
for him. He chose to make a career
in deep sea diving. For 11V2 weeks
he attended the school with class-
rooms 12 to 30 feet under water.
While diving he learned the tech-
niques of underwater construction,
carpentry, use of concrete under-
water, pneumatic tools, underwater
%w elding and burning, rigging, demoli-
tion, and the use of explosives in
marine and salvage work, as well as
oil rig diving.
Jennings plans to come to the
Canal Zone in the near future to
work here. The Jennings, who have
been residing in the Canal Zone for
the past 2 years, are originally from
San Diego, Calif.

Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Peter Pan (AYC)
Sun.-Danger Route (A)
Tues.-Tom Jones (A)
Wed.-The Odd Couple (A)
Fri.-The Singing Nun (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Gidget
Goes Hawaiian (AY)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
House Of Cards (AY)
Mon.-Guide For The Married Man (A)
Tues.-Wed.-Fireereek (AY)
Thurs.-Billy Rose's Jumbo (AYC)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Island Of The
Blue Dolphins (AYC)

Sat.-Man In The Dark (A)
Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Mon.. 7:00 p.m.-
Finian's Rainbow (AYC)
Tues. (Prerelease)-Secret War Of Harry
Frigg (AY)
Wed.-Bhles For Lovers (A)
Thurs.-What A Way To Go (A)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Peter Pan (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Atlantis
The Lost Continent (AY)

Sat.-The Last Safari (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-91 mins.)
-Waco (AY)
Sun.-A Lovely Way To Die (A)
Tues.-What A Way To Go (A)
Thurs.-Peter Pan (AYC)
Fri.-No Way To Treat A Lady
(A, Y-mature.)

Special Matinees

(R), AYC or as Listed ***

Saturday, February 15 1969

10:00 a.m.
Guns Of The Navarone-Gregory Peck,
David Niven: Six men on an "impossi-
ble" mission to destroy two huge guns.
(SIT.) (Color.) T-163 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Man From The Diner's Club--Danny Kaye,
in the wildest comedy since money went
out of style. T-105 mins.

6:15 p.m.
Callaway Went Thataway-Hloward Keel,
Dorothy McGuire: Hilarious comedy of
a cowboy w\ho becomes a Ilollywood
'elebrity. 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 mins.

2:00 p.m.
IBatman-Adam" West, Burt Ward: lBatman
and Rohin .. TV's dynamic duo conm
to the scrCI11 inl an action-placked adven-
tore film. (Color.) T-- 112 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The Golden Arrow-TahI IlHnter, lossana
Podesta: In the fanciful realm of lDmas-
cus, the people seek a new Sultan for
their beautiful princess. (SIT.) (Color.)
T- 04 mins.
All night shows beegin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept ais shown. Program subject to change
without notice.
., young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates iTotal Running Time.
HI-Indicates IlepIat.
.SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

At The Movies


February 14, 1969


Julian S. Hearne, right, Chief of the Canal's Dredging Division, expressed
good wishes and presented farewell gifts, on behalf of the Division, to Jesse
DeWitt Tate, left, the departing Chief of the Aids to Navigation office in
Gamboa. Mrs. Tate is in the center. Tate actually retired in January 1968,
but returned to work another year.

Jim Hudgins Promoted

In Dredging Division

Arnold S. (Jim) Hudgins has been
named Chief Foreman Electrical
Navigational Aids of the Panama
Canal's Dredging Division, succeed-
ing Jesse DeWitt Tate who retired
in January.
Hudgins was born in Mathews,
Va., attended schools there, and
served with the Newport News Ship-
building & Drydock Co. until he
went into service with the U.S. Navy
as an electrician.
While in the Navy, he came to the
Canal Zone as maintenance man for
degaussing on both sides of the
He returned to the United States
for an honorable discharge and for
5 years was in private business in
In 1951, he returned to the Canal
Zone and was employed as an elec-
trician on the tug Taboga with the
former Aids to Navigation station at
Gatun. In 1957, he moved with Aids
to Navigation to Gamboa and was
lead foreman in the electrical shop
of the Aids to Navigation Section.
Last May he was promoted to
general foreman electrician. His
promotion to chief foreman Elec-
trical Navigation Aids was effective
February 9.
Tate, who first retired in January
1968 as Chief Foreman Electrical
Navigational Aids, was rehired the
day after he retired and said goodbye
to his fellow workers a year later.
Tate was born in Greenville,
County, S.C. He worked with the
Electrical and Lighthouse Divisions


Arnold S. (Jim) Hudgins

of the Panama Canal, and in the
merger of the latter with the Dredg-
ing Division, went to Gamboa. His
total U.S. Government service was
37 years, 4 days. Of that time, 21/
years was in the U.S. Navy and 34%/
years represent unbroken Panama
Canal service.

Talking comes naturally to most
people. Listening takes patience and

Mr. and Mrs. Tate were honored
by Dredging Division employees at
a farewell party at the Dredging Di-
vision main office. The Tates sailed
yesterday on the SS Cristobal for
New Orleans and a bit of travel in
the United States.

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Have You Heard

Of Sea Dust?

Who ever heard of sea dust?
Well-Mrs. Walter V. Zellick has.
She is the wife of a retired Cal-
ifornia contractor who arrived in Bal-
boa recently with her husband aboard
their 104-foot diesel yacht Reina del
As the mistress of a gracious sea-
going home, Mrs. Zellick has found
that dusting and vacuuming the fur-
niture and rugs are among the most
demanding of her housekeeping tasks.
She says she knows now why seamen
spend so much of their time swabbing
the decks.
But helping to keep the luxurious
Reina del Mar shipshape is only a
minor problem when one considers
the advantages. Aside from the times
they go ashore and offer the vessel
for charter, the couple considers their
ship a floating home aboard which
they plan to travel and see the world.
Proud as any housewife, Mrs.
Zellick lards her conversation with
nautical terms when describing her
domestic domain. There are four
"staterooms" each with a private
"head." The "galley" of the type
aboard the Reina del Mar is some-
thing seldom seen on a vessel at sea.
An electric cook stove is supple-
mented by a wall oven; a dishwasher
and a garbage disposal unit are
flanked by a frost free refrigerator
with deep freeze unit and storage
cupboards for dishes, pots, pans, and
canned goods. Also located there is
a breakfast area. Two other deep
freeze units, a cold storage closet,
and a small cargo section for supplies,
make the Reina del Mar self sufficient
for months of cruising.
Topside are a spacious combina-
tion lounge or main salon with a
dining area and a lounge on the aft
deck. The main lounge has such
things as a comfortable bar, a TV set,
and a Hammond electric organ.
The Reina del Mar was not built
as a luxury yacht. She is the product
of World War II and was constructed
on the U.S. east coast for use as a
combination rescue or crash boat and
hospital ship. Her original engines
could propel her at 25 to 30 knots
and use fuel at a similar rapid rate.

She was never used for the purpose
for which she was built. Shortly after
the war, she was sold to a private
owner who had her converted.
The Zellicks purchased the yacht
about 5 years ago and added a few
things including new and more eco-
nomical engines and two fast speed-
boats. Since then the Reina del M*ar
has been used for cruising off Cal-
ifornia and for charter. When the
Zellicks returned from Europe last
year aboard the SS Queen Mary, the
Reina del Mar was one of the small
craft greeting the big ship upon her
arrival at her permanent new home
in California.
The present cruise to Panama is
the first time the owners have taken
the yacht on such a long voyage.
They wanted to transit the Canal
ever since their visit to Panama
aboard the Queen Mary last year and
they left California in November with
this in mind but stopped in Mexican,
Costa Rican, and Nicaraguan ports
en route.
After leaving the Canal later this
month, the Zellicks plan to cruise in
the Caribbean and then proceed to
Europe. Or they might just go fishing.

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Mrs. Zellick at the organ.

"Little Foxes"

To Be Produced

At France Field
"The Little Foxes" has been se-
lected as the next production by the
Cristobal Theatre at France Field.
The cast includes Esther Bell,
Trevor Simons, Roger Erb, Ed Camp-
bell, Dianne Elliott, Peter Simmons,
Donna Carr, and Dom Fortunato.
Two veteran actors of the Atlantic
Beavers Dramatic Club, Pearl Mot-
tley and Herb Holt, who had im-
portant roles in "Carmen Jones" also
are in the cast.
Ron Nelson is director of the new
production which is scheduled for
March 13, 14, and 15 at 8 p.m. at
the France Field Theater.

Liberal Leave

To Be Granted

For Carnival
A liberal leave policy will be in
effect for the period of February 15
through the 18th in order to permit
employees of the Canal organization
to participate in the Panama Carni-
val activities. Employees whose serv-
ices can be spared during this period
may be excused from their regular
work activities with the usual charge
to annual leave.


Nature lovers who missed the first
walking tour of beautiful Summit
Gardens will be happy to know that
a second walk through the tropical
wonderland will take place tomorrow.
The tour will get underway promptly
at 9 a.m. starting from the Gardens'
entrance. It will take from 2/ to 3
hours to see and learn about many
of the plants of exotic fruit, flower-
ing and economic trees, shrubs and
vines found in the 300 acres.
Roy Sharp, Supervisor of Grounds,
SPacific area, will conduct the tour.
Walking tours also are scheduled
for March 1 and March 15.

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Pilot Bill Lyons was sitting in the
Elks Club in Balboa, recently, with
some friends, when he suddenly felt
a sharp pain in his back. The pain
was so bad that Bill couldn't walk, so
someone called an ambulance and
asked that Lyons be picked up at the
Elks Club.
About 45 minutes later, the ambu-
lance arrived. The driver explained
that he had been driving around
Balboa, trying to find the Lions Club
to pick up a Mr. Elks!
Bill Thrift, the newest C.Z. Police
sergeant (and one of the youngest),
is really doing a great job in Cris-
tobal. In case you don't know him,
he's the one who talks like Jack
Webb ...

Clementina Young is something
to see when she has her Balboa High
School Girls Drill Team practicing
on the football field after school.
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The Balboa High School news-
paper, THE PARRAKEET is a fine
piece of work, thanks to the efforts
of the students and their teacher,
Joan Craw.
Have you ever seen Jack Brayton
moving from pier to pier in the Bal-
boa dock area? That fellow covers
more ground than anyone 'we know,
and he keeps his men on their toes.
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Someone we know borrowed a car
to go to the Storehouse and buy a
stepladder. After carrying the ladder
to the car, he spent 15 minutes trying
to get it into the car. Finally, he got
in the car and tried to start it, only
to realize that he had put the ladder
into the wrong car.
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Some facts about the Panama
Canal you may not know are that
the overall length of Gatun Locks
is 6,336 feet-or just a little more
than li miles . Or that the four
drum gates at Madden Dam at eleva-
tion of 250 feet, can discharge up to
108,000 cubic feet of water per
second . Or that the amount of
excavation accomplished by the
United States effort in the Panama
Canal from 1914 until September 1,
1931, was about 370,560,580 cubic
yards, with an aggregate total of
about 400,468,850 cubic yards. That
quantity would form a cube 2,132
feet high on each side, or be equal

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to 119 times the size of the Great
Pyramid of Gizeh. (And that total
doesn't include the Gaillard Cut.)
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To George Tochterman of the Police
Division for not telling the dis-
patchers any new jokes last week.

Bill Wigg and Joe Wood are two
fellows who don't talk shop at coffee-
break. They talk about softball, and
softball, and softball.
Waldo Gilley of the Maintenance
Division keeps his men busy at Pedro
Miguel Locks during the overhaul.
He says it's good training.
Speaking of the overhaul at Pedro
Miguel, they had a rash of light prob-
lems the other night. Someone kept
removing the lamps that were set up
along the chamber wall and the
maintenance crews had to keep
walking back up to the supply shed
for new lights.

Who was the famous politician
who said: "What this country needs
is a leader who is not afraid to speak
out about the critical issues of the
day-but, don't quote me!"

Scouts To Hold

Awards Banquet

Tomorrow Night

Approximately 400 area Boy Scouts
and heads of the Panama Canal Com-
pany and local military services will
gather tomorrow for the Annual
Awards Banquet of the Canal Zone
Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The banquet will be held at 7 p.m.
at the Officers' Club, Albrook AFB.
Maj. Gen. Kenneth O. Sanborn,
USAF, will be installed as president
of the council for 1969. Guest speaker
for the evening will be Alden G.
Barber, chief scout executive of the
Boy Scouts of America.
The presentation of the Silver
Beaver Award to an outstanding
Canal Zone Boy Scout will highlight
the dinner. The Beaver Award is the
highest honor that can be given by
a local council.
Rear Adm. George P. Koch, 1968
council president, will be master of
ceremonies. Col. M. A. Rogers, com-
manding officer of Fort Clayton, was
appointed banquet chairman.
Persons wishing to attend should
contact the council by calling the
Diablo Service Center at Balboa 3711
or 3512.


February 14, 1969

Gov. W. P. Leber signs a proclamation designating the
week of February 16-22 as National Engineers' Week.
Standing left to right are: A. P. Mann, P.E., Chief, Civil
Engineering Branch, Engineering Division; C. J. Browne,
P.E., Assistant Director, Engineering and Construction
Bureau, National Director for the Canal Zone Society of
Professional Engineers; and W. L. De La Mater, P.E.,
past president, Canal Zone Society of Professional Engi-
neers. Citing the Panama Canal as "long recognized as


To Begin

National Engineers' Week will be
observed in the Canal Zone from
February 16 to 22.
Participating in the observance of
this 19th annual event are the Canal
Zone Society of Professional En-
gineers, the Panama Section of the


(Continued from p. 1)
members of the American College of
Surgeons, American College of Phy-
sicians, the American Hospital Asso-
ciation, and the American Medical
Association. It thereby exemplifies
the potential for effective action
when organizations sharing a com-
mon goal and a common understand-
ing of these goals participate in a
cooperative program to obtain com-
mon objectives.
Among the public, professional
health personnel, and organizations
in or related to the health field, there
is a growing reliance on accredita-
tion as a guide to institutions with
high standards of care.
To the public, accreditation means
better hospital care provided by a
competent staff using adequate diag-
nostic and therapeutic equipment.
To the physician, it means assurance
of an efficient physical plant, good
diagnostic and therapeutic equip-
ment, and qualified personnel for the
care of his patients. It also means
proper recording and indexing of all
case records, educational and research
opportunities, and the satisfaction of
being on the staff of an approved
To the hospital itself, attainment
of accreditation means assurance
that it is providing high quality care
for its patients. Here in the Canal
Zone, the Health Bureau constantly
strives to provide this high quality
care for its patients. Every effort was
made prior to the inspection last
October to insure that each hospital
met the standards which it was
known would be looked for by the
hospital inspector.

The C.O.D. Service Combo will
play for the teens at the Balboa Teen
Club tonight for the Valentine Dance,
from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dress will be



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one of the modern engineering wonders of the world,"
and an achievement representative of the contributions
made by engineers' practical applications of scientific
knowledge, Governor Leber's proclamation invites all
residents of the Canal Zone to join in "paying tribute to
those men who . .have become the pioneers of today
and whose creative efforts, past and present, are evident
in all phases of our modern life."



American Society of Civil Engineers,
the Canal Zone Post of the Society
of American Military Engineers, the
Panama and Canal Zone Chapter of
the American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
Engineers, and the Panama Society
of Engineers and Architects.
The following events have been
scheduled for Engineers' Week:
"Engineers for a Day," the pro-
gram for high school students inter-
ested in engineering as a career, is
set for Monday, February 17, from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students will
spend the day with engineers who
will brief them on various aspects of
engineering. The Society of Profes-
sional Engineers will host a luncheon
for the students.
Engineering students from Cris-
tobal and Balboa High School will
participate in the popular Science
TV Quiz to be presented on SCN-TV
from 8:05 to 9 p.m. also on Monday.
Prizes for the winners are donated
by the Canal Zone Society of Profes-
sional Engineers.
Wednesday, February 19, Profes-
sional Engineers and Architects and
their guests will board the craneboat
Atlas at the Dredging Division Pier,
Diablo, at 5 p.m. for an inspection of
the Outer Harbor Navigation Aids.
Dinner and refreshments will be
served. Tickets may be purchased
from Joe Watson of the Engineering
and Construction Bureau. Telephone
The traditional annual banquet
will be held Thursday, February 20,
at the Tivoli Guest House at 6:30
p.m. The Tiajuana Brass will furnish
music for dancing. All engineers and
architects, their ladies and friends
are invited. For tickets and reserva-
tions, call Joe Watson, 2-1226.

(Continued from p. 1)
day morning for the change of com-
mand ceremony will be numerous
military and civilian dignitaries of
Panama and the Canal Zone, includ-
ing U.S. Ambassador to Panama
Charles W. Adair, Jr., and Canal Zone
Gov. W. P. Leber. Many members
of the diplomatic, business, and reli-
gious communities have also been
invited to attend.
The general public is also welcome
to witness the traditional military

Shrine Officials

To Visit Canal
Chester A. Hogan, Imperial Poten-
tate of the Shrine of North America,
and other Shrine officials are sched-
uled to arrive in the Canal Zone
today to visit points of interest on
both sides of the Isthmus.
Arriving at Cristobal aboard the
SS Santa Rosa, the official party is to
be met by John R. Bruland, Illustri-
ous Potentate of Abou Saad Temple.
The group will visit Gatun Locks and
travel by special train to Gamboa for
a partial transit of the Canal aboard
the launch Las Cruces.
A banquet honoring Hogan will be
held at the Albrook Officers Club
this evening. The Imperial cruise will
continue from Cristobal Saturday.
Hogan is the executive director
and owner of a chain of supermarkets
in the Pacific northwest. He also is
very active in several enterprises
engaged in property development.
A successful man in many fields,
especially in his Masonic life, Hogan
was elected Imperial Outer Guard in
Atlantic City in 1959, the first Shriner
from the far west to be so honored
since 1939.
One of Hogan's goals is to increase
Shrine membership. At present there
are 857,000 members of the Ancient
Arabic Order of the Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine.
A new 66-bed facility for the San
Francisco unit of Shriners Hospitals
for crippled children will be con-
structed this year. A 30-bed Burns
Institute was opened in Boston re-
cently. These facilities provide free
medical aid to children.

CHS Begins Work

On School Play

Construction of the sets has started cast remain to be chosen. They are

and rehearsals are being held on the
production of "Night of January 16,"
the Cristobal High School play sched-
uled at the Cristobal High School
Auditorium March 7 and 8.
Strictly speaking this is a play
without a heroine. Judy McLain,
however, has been chosen for the
part of Karen Andre, defendant in
the murder trial. The principal male
role of prosecuting attorney will be
taken by Jim Gray. John Carlisle will
be the defense attorney.
Other students in the cast are Bill
Bloomberg, Donald Byrd, Joe Gattis,
Phyllis Golden, Allen Harmon, Patti
Hauke, Jeri Holleyman, June Ilund,
Brandt Irion, Steve Jeffries, Sheri
Kilgore, Jim Kunkel, Douglas Mc-
Lain, Mary Norval, Joe Oberholtzer,
Eileen Ridge, Lydia Santiago, Bruce
Swain, and Loisa Thomas.
Ann Siebrands is directing the play
assisted by Anne Kienzle who is
student director and stage manager.
Twelve important members of the

Grand Prix

The Isthmian Autosport Associa-
tion will hold its 8th Annual Panama
Grand Prix February 15 and 16 at
France Field on the Atlantic side.
Practice and time trials will be
Saturday and motorcycle and auto
races Sunday with the motorcycle
race starting at 11:30 a.m. Top drivers
of the country will participate in the
auto race that gets underway at
1 p.m.
Formula and production 'cars will
be racing in the one large race of 50
laps. Roman Lawinger, Ted Paine,
Allen Jones, and Ralph Harris will be
driving fonnula cars. IAA president
Dave Watkins, IAA vice president
Frank Ostrander, Bob Dickert, and
Joe Mosby will be at the wheels of
the production cars. Two other top
drivers entered in the race are Ed
Wardlow and Johnny Chochoaco.
A Honda team entered with very
fast S800's is that of Claudio Lopolito
and Earl Boland.
Tickets, $2 are on sale at several
advertised areas.

School Orientation

Meeting February 25
Parents on the Atlantic side, whose
children are sixth graders, will have
an orientation meeting February 25
at 7 p.m. in the Cristobal High School
Auditorium. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to acquaint parents with
seventh grade curriculum.

A retirement party for James C.
Wood, admeasurer in the Balboa
Port Captain's Office, and Mrs. Wood
is being planned by his friends and
coworkers for the evening of Feb-
ruary 28 at the Albrook Officers'
Open Mess from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Cocktails and a buffet dinner will be
served. Music will be furnished by
Frankie Azcairraga and his Combo.
Tickets may be obtained at the Bal-
boa Admeasurers' Office from Wil-
liam Violet, telephone Balboa 2637
or 1594. Wood is retiring at the end
of February with 24 years service.

Every pedestrian has the right of
way and every man is the head of his
house. These claims work just fine
until pedestrians and men put them-
selves in the position to prove their

members of the jury who will be
selected the night of the perfonnance
and will need no rehearsing. They
will listen to the evidence and give
the verdict that will determine which
of the two endings written for the
play will be used.

Deadline April 8

For Next Student

Assistant Group

The deadline for applications for
the May 26 through September 6
Student Assistant Program is April 8.
There are expected to be 250 open-
ings for temporary employment
during the 1969 summer vacation
Those eligible are dependents of
residents of the Canal Zone or
Panama who are:
Enrolled at the time of applica-
tion as a full-time senior in any Canal
Zone high school or high school in
the United States and will graduate
at the end of the 1968-69 school
year, or
Full-time students in the Canal
Zone College or a college or univer-
sity in the United States who will not
receive a bachelor or equivalent
degree in 1969.
United States and Panama citizens
are eligible.
Rates of pay are $1.30 an hour for
high school graduates and $1.45 an
hour for college students.
Application forms are available at
the Ancon or Cristobal offices of the
Personnel Bureau; Balboa and Cris-
tobal High Schools, and the Office of
the Dean, Canal Zone College.
Applications are designed to en-
sure anonymity and impartiality in
selection. Each application will be
referred under an identifying num-
ber rather than by name.
An evaluation panel will rate the
numbered applications on the basis
of educational record and previous
work experience, if any, for not more
than two occupational groupings in
accordance with applicant's indicated
choices. Applicants may choose from
four groups: technical, office and ad-
ministrative, manual related, and
sales and service.

(Continued from p. 1)
and a number of frame cottages and
frame and composition duplex apart-
ments in Balboa. On the Atlantic
side, the houses due for improvements
are located in Gatun and Margarita.
The improvements consist of re-
habilitating kitchens and bathrooms,
installation of jalousies and replacing,
as required, electrical and plumbing

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.

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Vol. VII, No. 35 Mds de 50 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 14 de Febrero de 1969

El 16 Comienza Semana

National del Ingeniero

La Semana Nacional del Ingenie-
ro sera observada en la Zona del
Canal del 16 al 22 de febrero.
Participarin en la celebraci6n de
este 199 event annual la Sociedad
de Ingenieros Profesionales de la
Zona del Canal, la Secci6n de Pana-
mna de la Sociedad Americana de In-
genieros Civiles, el Puesto de la Zona
del Canal de la Sociedad de Inge-
nieros Militares Americanos, el capi-
tulo de Panama y la Zona del Canal
de la Sociedad Americana de Inge-
nieros de Calefacci6n, Refrigeraci6n
y Acondicionamiento de Aire, y la
Sociedad Panamefia de Ingenieros y
Los siguientes events han sido
programados para la Semana del
"Ingenieros por un Dia", el pro-
grama para los estudiantes de escue-
]a secundaria interesados en la inge-

Es Efectivo

Aumento a

La Comisi6n de Servicio Civil de
los Estados Unidos ha anunciado un
aumento de 3.9 por ciento en la pen-
si6n de los empleados ya jubilados
del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos
y pensionados sobrevivientes, y para
las pensions que comiencen para el
1 de marzo de 1969.
La Ley de Jubilaci6n del Servicio
Civil de EE. UU. estipula aumentos
automiticos por costo de la vida en
las pensions del servicio civil, cuan-
do la Liga de Precios del Consumidor
aumenta por lo menos 3 por ciento
sobre el mes (ahora febrero de 1968)
usado como una base para el mas
reciente aumento de pension por cos-
to de la vida, y permanece arriba por
lo menos 3 por ciento durante 3 me-
ses consecutivos. En tales casos, las
pensions son aumentadas por el pro-
medio mAs alto de aumento durante
el period de 3 meses.
Para recibir el 3.9 por ciento de
aumento en pension por cost de la
vida, un empleado debe ser separado
o su pago debe cesar a nm;is tardar el
28 de febrero.
El aumento en las pensions de los
empleados ya jubilados y los sobre-
vivientes es efectivo a partir del 19 de
marzo y sera incluido en los cheques
regulars de pensions de abril de
1969 que pagan la pension para mar-
zo de 1969. Los sobrevivientes no
necesitan solicitar o escribir a la
Comisi6n para conseguir el aumento.
La pension de cada sobreviviente
id6neo de un empleado que se jubila
para el 28 de febrero, es aumentada
por el mismo porcentaje como el tde
los empleados, 3.9 por ciento.


Esclusas de Miraflores _
Esclusas de Gatmin.___--
Jardines de Summit _.
Murales del Edificio de
Administraci6n __.-
Museo de la Zona del
Canal _____-
Las Cruces, 12 viajes___
Lanchas pequefias,
2 viajes __.-_-._.
Carla C. -____
U.S.S. Concord---
Gran total _____






nieria como una carrera, estia sefia-
lado para el lunes 17 de febrero, de
8 a.m. a 3 p.m. Los estudiantes pa-
sarin el dia con ingenieros que los
ilustraran en varies aspects de la
ingenieria. La Sociedad de Ingenie-
ros Profesionales ofrecer, un almuer-
zo a los estudiantes.
Estudiantes de ingenieria de las
Escuelas Secundarias de Crist6bal y
Balboa participanin en el popular
Program Cientifico de TV que serA
presentado en SCN-TV de 8:05 a 9
p.m. tambikn el lunes. Los premios
para los ganadores son donados por
la Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesio-
nales de la Zona del Canal.
El miercoles 19 de febrero, Inge-
nieros y Arquitectos Profesionales y
sus invitados abordarAn el bote grfa
Atlas en el Muelle de la Divisi6n de
Dragas, en Diablo, a las 5 p.m. para
una inspecci6n de las Guias para la
Navegaci6n en la Bahia Exterior. Se
servira cena y refrescos. Los boletos
pueden ser comprados a Joe Watson
de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n, telefono 2-1226.
El traditional banquet annual ten-
drA lugar el jueves 20 de febrero en
el Tivoli a las 6:30 p.m. Los Tiajuana
Brass tendrAn a su cargo la parte mu-
sical para el baile. Todos los ingenie-
ros y arquitectos, sus esposas y amis-
tades estAin invitados. Para boletos
y reservaciones hay que Ilamar a Joe
Watson, 2-1226.

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Los alumnos del kindergarten de la
Escuela Primaria de Paraiso posan
con sus togas y bonetes, despubs del
acto de graduaci6n Ilevado a cabo en
dicho plantel recientemente. Con los
45 graduados-25 de los cuales eran
nifias-estA la Profesora Vilma de
Royo, quien en la foto de al lado apa-
rece cuando recibia los besos de dos
agradecidos alumnos, Emilio Mason y
Orsulina Manuel. Al acto de gradua-
ci6n asistieron los orgullosos padres
de los alumnos graduados.

En Abril Expira Plazo Para

Solicitudes de Estudiantes

El 61timo dia para que los Asis-
tentes Estudiantiles sometan solici-
tudes para participar en el program
de empleo que durarn desde el 26 de
mayo hasta el 6 de septiembre de
1969, sera el 8 de abril. Se espera
que durante el period de vacacio-
nes haya disponibles 250 vacantes
Para dicho program son elegibles
los dependientes de los residents de
la Zona del Canal o de la Repfblica
de Panamra quienes, al moment de
someter su solicited, estn matricu-
lados como estudiantes regulars en
el filtimo aio de cualquier escuela
secundaria de la Zona del Canal o de
los EE. UU., y que se gradiien al
finalizar el afio escolar 1968-69, o los
estudiantes regulars de la Univer-
sidad de la Zona del Canal o de una
universidad de los EE. UU. quienes
no obtengan una licenciatura o titulo
equivalent en 1969. Ambos, los ciu-
dadanos norteamericanos y los pana-
mefios son elegibles.
Los salaries seran $1.30 por hora
para los graduados de escuela secun-

Detendran a

Los Menores

En los Bares
Se recuerda a los padres de familiar
que los menores de 18 anios de edad
no podran entrar a cantinas en nin-
gun moment, mientras que a los
sitios de diversion para adults en la
Repfiblica de PanamA no podran en-
trar despues de las 9 p.m. los dias de
semana y las 11 p.m. los dias de
Las autoridades panamefias estAn
autorizadas para detener a todos los
menores que violent esta disposici6n.
Los mayors de 18 afios que no han
cumplido 21 afios de edad, deben es-
tar provistos de documents que acre-
diten su edad cuando asistan a los
referidos sitios de diversion. La licen-
(Contintua en la pdgina 4)

daria y $1.45 por hora para los estu-
diantes universitarios.
Los formularios de solicited pue-
den obtenerse en las oficinas de la
Direcci6n de Personal en Anc6n o
Crist6bal; en las Escuelas Secunda-
rias de Balboa y Crist6bal y en la
Oficina del Decano de la Universidad
de la Zona del Canal.
Los formularios de solicited se
han disefiado en forma tal que ase-
guran la anonimidad y la imparciali-
dad al hacer las selecciones. Se refe-
rirn a cada solicitud por un numero
de identificaci6n en vez de por
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Habra Espectaculo

A Beneficio de la

Educacion Especial
"Previews and Highlights" de 1969
es el titulo del espectaiculo de Doro-
thy Chase de este afio que se pre-
sentar't el 20 de febrero en el Teatro
de Balboa a beneficio de la Asocia-
cidn de Educaci6n Especial. El tel6n
subira a las 7 p.m.
Las recaudaciones del espectaculo
de este afio serAn utilizadas para
traer a la Zona del Canal psic6logos
y especialistas en diagn6sticos para
trabajar con los nifios retardados. La
meta para el especticulo de este aino
es de $1.500. El especticulo rindi6
mis de $1.000 en 1968.
El program es variado y ademas
de muchos n6meros de baile, sera
incluida la pelicula "Clambake", que
tiene como estrella a Elvis Presley.
Dorothy Chase, quien se jubilara este
afo despu6s de 22 anos de ensefar
baile, sirve como director, coordi-
nadora y core6grafa del espectAculo.
El precio de admisi6n es de 75 cen-
tavos para los adults y 40 centavos
para los nifios menores de 12 aiios.
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

^ '^

t 1 1.


Por regla general, el SPItL AY' no editorializa. Pero los tiempos cam-
bian. Y debemos mantenernos a la par de los tiempos. No es que pense-
mos publicar editoriales regularmente. S61o lo haremos cuando creamos
que ello pueda ser sitil.
La necesidad de reconocer el cambio de los tiempos y de saber que esos
cambios nos afectan, es evidence. La juventud particularmente es suscep-
tible a esos cambios. Y por qu6 no? Sin cambios no puede haber progress.
Muchos padres de familiar no reconocen los cambios. Olvidan que tam-
bin ellos fueron j6venes. Rehusan comprender que, a pesar de que las
circunstancias, las normas y disposiciones sociales han cambiado radical-
mente desde entonces, la curiosidad natural de la juventud ha sido un
factor constant de progress a traves de los tiempos. La curiosidad es
propia de los j6venes y no puede ser reprimida.
Si usted cree que todo cambio es malo, es seguro que no podrA com-
prender a sus hijos cuando alcancen los 15 aios. No todos los cambios son
malos, ni tampoco todos son buenos. Algunos son indiferentes y no causan
dafio. Hay cambios buenos, pero tambi6n los hay malos.
Uno de ellos es el use creciente de la marihuana que hacen los adoles-
centes y afin los que todavia no lo son, como lo evidencia la noticia apare-
cida en la prensa local el domingo 9 de febrero, acerca de una redada hecha
por la Policia de Nueva York, en que fueron encontrados 150 jovenzuelos,
entire las edades de 10 y 15 afios, fumando marihuana.
Esta clase de cambios es mala y la mayoria de los i6venes lo sabe. Los
que lo practican, frecuentemente 1o hacen como expresi6n de desafio.
Como desafio a la autoridad, a los padres, o simplemente porque esa es
la moda.
En la mayoria de los casos, la mutua comprensi6n centre padres e
hijos puede evitar esto. Dele a sus hijos adolescents la oportunidad de
expresarse. Trate de comprenderlos.
La diferencia de edades puede ser compensada y ello no quiere decir
que usted trate de andar siempre con ellos, pues ellos tienen para sus
diversiones a compafieros de su edad.
Pero sus consejos, su autoridad y afn sus castigos, serAin mas fficilmente
aceptables-y secretamente bienvenidos-si usted hace un esfuerzo extra
para comprender a sus hijos, ya que ello les proporciona un sentido de
No pierda el contact con su hijo. Con(zcalo y conozca a sus amigos.
Sepa por done anda. Le convene.


q _)- I_- qq -0(1 -7

Febrero 14, 1969





9:30-Conozca el Mundo
10:00-Todo por la Patria
l 1:00-Alegrias
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-La Novicia Voladora
8:00-El Gran Chaparral
9:00-Ladr6n sin Destino
10:00-Premierre de Gala


11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00--Intriga en Hawaii
5:15-Porky Pig Show
5:30-Abbott y Costello
7:30-Tres Patines
10:30-77 Sunset Strip



Carnaval de Cartones
-Buggs Bunny
Show de la Una
-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
Intriga en Hawaii
Tres Patines
-77 Sunset Strip


11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11 :30-Lawman
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
5:15-Porky Pig Show
5:30-Reino Salvaje
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd Abogado Defensor
9:30-Ballinger de Chicago
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
5:30-CapitAn Escarlata
8:00-Los Latidos de Bourbon Street
9:00-La Caldera del Diablo
9:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-77 Sunset Strip


11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00--Intriga en Hawaii
5:15-Porky Pig Show
7:30-El Caf6 Squirt
8:00-Los Invencibles de N6mesis
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
9:30-Variedades de Silvia Pinal
10:30-77 Sunset Strip


10:00-Conozca el Mundo
11:00-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Pijaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chiflados
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
9:00-Viaje a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Sibado

Gente en la Noticia

La Sra. Sofia Villalaz de Magall6n es traductora esten6-
grafa en la Divisi6n de Servicios Administrativos del
Canal de Panama, desde hace 1 afio aproximadamente.
Presta servicios en la Oficina del Traductor Oficial en el
segundo piso del Edificio de Administraci6n de Balboa
Heights. Naci6 en la ciudad de Panama un 18 de mayo
y sus studios primarios y secundarios los hizo en el
Institute Panamericano de su ciudad natal. Ha tomado
cursos de idiomas en la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal. Hace 11 afios contrajo matrimonio con Ricaurte
Magall6n, quien es laboratorista en el Hospital de la
Caja del Seguro Social en la ciudad de Panama. Tienen
seis hijos: Estercita, de 8 aiios; Ricaurte, de 7; Miguel,
de 6; Marisol, de 4; Alberto, de 2, y Leonardo, de apenas
5 meses. Los esposos Magall6n Villalaz son cat6licos y
prefieren la Iglesia de Cristo Rey para cumplir con sus
deberes religiosos. "La Gruta de la Virgen de Lourdes
es uno de mis rincones favorites", dice la Sra. de Maga-
ll6n. Antes de ingresar al servicio del Canal, trabaj6 con
Guardia y Cia. y con la Chrysler Corp. Primero trabaj6
con la Divisi6n de Estudios Sobre Canal a Nivel, de
done fue trasladada a la Oficina del Traductor Oficial.
Le encanta tocar el piano y coser. Sus impresiones acerca
de su permanencia con el Canal de Panama las resume
asi: "Esta oficina viene a ser lo que habia buscado por
much tiempo, ya que me proporciona un trabajo suma-
mente interesante y variado, ademAs de que, durante el
tiempo transcurrido, he logrado muchas satisfacciones,
tanto por el trato de mis compaiieros de trabajo, como
por lo much que se aprende a diario en esta dependencia
de la organizaci6n".

Habra Curso Para Estudiantes de

Tecn6logos Medicos en el Gorgas

La Escuela de Tecnologia Medica
del Hospital Gorgas estA aceptando
solicitudes para el program de adies-
tramiento que comenzara el 19 de
Se deberA Ilenar seis posiciones de
1 afio de estudiantes en adiestramien-
to. Durante el program total de
12 meses no habrA estipendio alguno.
Para poder entrar al program, los
interesados deberAn leer y entender
el ingl6s y haber cursado 90 horas
semestre o 135 horas trimestre de
adiestramiento universitario consis-
tente de: (a) 16 horas semestre o 24
horas trimestre de cursos aceptables
de quimica que incluyan por lo me-
nos 3 horas semestre o 4 horas tri-
mestre de matematicas; o (b) por lo
menos 16 horas semestre o 24 horas
trimestre de ciencias biol6gicas tales
como biologia, zoologia, botAnica,
fisiologia, anatomia comparative,
bacteriologia, parasitologia, histolo-
gia, tecnica histol6gica o gen6tica, y
por lo menos 3 horas semestre o 4
horas trimestre de matemAticas.
El program esta destinado a pro-
porcionar un personal competent de
tecn6logos m6dicos a los Hospitales
de la Zona del Canal. Los que apruc-
ben los exAmenes finales del Hospital

",El Supervisor? Quiere un relato
espeluxnante para *I pr6ximo numero?"

Gorgas son elegibles para presentarse
al examen de Tecn6logo M6dico ante
la Junta de Registro de la Sociedad
Americana de Pat6logos Clinicos.
A los que aprueben ambos exAmenes
se les podra ofrecer empleo de tiem-
po complete como Tecn6logos Medi-
cos NM-5, a media que se presen-
ten las vacantes, con oportunidades
de ascenso para los empleados que
sean completamente satisfactorios, a
los grades NM-6,'NM-7 y NM-8.
Para mayor informaci6n pueden
llamar a Ricardo Vallarino a Balboa

Calendario de Eventos


14-San Valentin. Dia de los enamorados.
15-Gira a los Jardines de Summit, dirigida por Roy Sharp. Se ha programa-
do otras giras semejantes para los dias 10 y 15 de marzo. Sharp darA
amplias explicaciones sobre las 15.000 variedades de plants que se
encuentran en los sardines.
15-18-Camavales en toda la Republica de PanamA. Cuatro dias de bailes
callejeros, de alegria y de lujosos desfiles de carrozas que finalizan
el martes 18, Martes de Carnaval, que en Panama es dia de fiesta
national Todos los pueblos y ciudades de Panama celebran el
Carnaval. De entire todos ellos, el que le da mayor realce, por lo
tipico, por el lujo de sus carrozas, los vestidos de las mujeres y los
fuegos artificiales, es el Carnaval de Las Tablas, que atrae todos
los afios una gran cantidad de visitantes.
19-Mi6rcoles de Ceniza. Comienzo de la Cuaresma. Dia de ayuno y absti-
nencia para los cat6licos. Muchos de los bailarines del Carnaval ter-
minan esa mafiana en la iglesia, recibiendo la ceniza que les es
impuesta con las palabras rituales: "Recuerda hombre que eres polvo
y que al polvo regresaras".
20-Estreno de "Brigadoon", obra musical dirigida por Bruce Quinn, que
sera presentada en el Pequefio Teatro de Anc6n.
22-Natalicio de Jorge Washington. Dia de fiesta en la Zona del Canal.
23-Primer Domingo de Cuaresma. En La Atalaya, poblaci6n cercana a
Santiago de Veraguas y a unas 155 millas al oeste de la ciudad de
Panama tiene lugar la fiesta del Cristo de La Atalaya, una de las
solemnidades religiosas mAs grandes de PanamA. Desde el dia ante-
rior, miles de peregrinos y penitentes, centenares de ellos a pie y
desde distancias enormes y otros, procedentes de paises de Centro
America, legan a la pequefia poblaci6n, para postrarse de hinojos
ante la milagrosa imagen de Cristo Crucificado que se venera en la
iglesia del lugar, la 6nica en toda la Rep6blica de PanamA a la cual
la Iglesia Cat6lica ha otorgado el titulo de Basilica. La Atalaya, que
normalmente no Ilega a los 5.000 habitantes, ese dia se ve colmada
por mas de 20.000 personas.
26-Torneo Profesional Amateur de Golf en el Club de Golf de Panama.

En Su Pantalla

Half A Hero (AYC) y Laurel & 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 14 CERRADO IHardy's Laughing Twenties (AYC) Tomb Of Ligeia (AY)
Silao 1 alf A Hero (AYC) y Laurel & Morgan The Pirate (AYC) y
Sibado 15 Hardy's Laughing Twenties (AYC) CERRADO Rich, Young, And Pretty (AYC)

Domingo 16_ Prudence And The Pill (A) Hang 'Em High (A) The Devil's Brigade (AY)

Lunes 17_. Prudence And The Pill (A) Iorror Of Party Beach (A) y The Devil's Brigade (AY)
Pleasure Seekers (A)

Martes 18 CERRADO Sergeant Ryker (AY) The Corrupt Ones (A)
Miroles 19 Horror Of Party Beach (A) y Tickle Me (AY) CERRADO
Mircole 19 PPleasure Seekers (A)
Rasputin-The Mad Monk (AY) y
Jueves 20__ Sergeant Ryker (AY) CERRADO Moro Witch Doctor (AY)
Vierns 21 CEBRADO Rings Around The World (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Verns 21 __CERRADOJason And The Argonauts (AYC) Gypsy Colt (AYC)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Niiios de 8 a 12.





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

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-PAginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaneas Sociales
fi: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


-Musica y Risas
-La Hora de Corin Tellado
-Nuevo Cine Hogar
El Hogar y La Escuela
Novel de la Tarde
-Piginas de la Vida
Instantineas Sociales
-Primera Plana
-C6micos y Canciones
-La Hora Continental
-Su Novela Favorita
-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
Micronoticiero y Novela
Micronoticiero y Ruta 66
-Los Defensores

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15--Musica 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-Paginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y
Los Fabulosos 20
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Muisica 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-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Jim West
11:00-Los Defensores



-Musica y Risas
La Hora de Corin Tellado
Nuevo Cine Hogar
Camino de la Verdad
Novela de la Tarde
-Paginas de la Vida
Instantineas Sociales
Primera Plana
-Su Novela Favorita
Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
Micronoticiero y Novela
-Micronoticiero y La Ley del
La Ilora Cero

Colorin Colorao
Mi Oso y Yo
-Ilroes de Hogan
La Mujer Opina
Victor Martinez Blanco
Largo Metraje
-Daniel Boone
Primera Plana
Sabados de Orange Crush
A Petici6n Suya
-Viaie al Fondo del Mar
Superproducciones del Sibado

Pagina 2

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
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 aio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Febrero 14, 1969


Listos para ingresar al kindergarten estAn 28 nifios de la
Guarderia Infantil de Pedro Miguel, que recientemente
recibieron sus certificados de manos de Silvester Callen-
der, president de la Junta Directiva de la Guarderia

E. O. Dailey, Astr6nomo

Local se Jubil6 en Enero

Earl O. Dailey, quien se jubil6 en
enero como Jefe del Ramo de Traba-
jos Electricos, de la Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad del Canal, pas6 mas de 35
afios dentro de la empresa del Canal,
en calidad de ingeniero electric,
pero algunos de sus recuerdos mAs
queridos se relacionan con sus activi-
dades de astr6nomo aficionado.
Se convirti6 en expert en este
campo y durante various afios ayud6
a administrar el Observatorio de la
Zona del Canal en Mirafiores y dict6
cursos de extension en astronomia,
que otorgaban creditos en las univer-
sidades de la Zona del Canal y del
Estado de La Florida.
A principios de los afios 30, em-
pez6 a interesarse en la astronomia
estando todavia en la escuela, debido
a que su hermano menor, Elmer, le
hacia preguntas acerca de las estre-
Ilas que 61 no podia contestar.
Empez6 a leer libros sobre la ma-
teria y, con la ayuda de la antigua
Sociedad Astron6mica de la Zona del
Canal, lleg6 a tener tantos conoci-
mientos que pudo contestar las pre-
guntas de su hermano, dictar classes
sobre esa material y trabajar con
James A. Hess, fundador del obser-
vatorio, y con Oliver Bullock, autor
del folleto "Panama Evening Skies".
En uni6n de Clarence True, otro as-
tr6nomo aficionado que trabajaba
para el Canal, Dailey daba conferen-
cias y ayudaba a los visitantes a ope-
rar el telescopio, durante las noches
en que el observatorio estaba abierto
al pfiblico.
Uno de los moments mAs intere-
santes de su carrera de astronomo se
present durante la II Guerra Mun-
dial, cuando fue llamado a Costa
Rica en uni6n de True y Bullock para
que ayudaran a explicar la presencia
de un objeto extrafo en el cielo. Re-
sult6 ser el planet Venus que se en-
contraba, como cada 25 aflos, muy
cerca de la tierra. Dice Dailey que
semejaba una pequefia luna en el
claro azul del cielo de Costa Rica y
era claramente visible tanto de dia
como de noche. Constituy6 causa de
preocupaci6n para los hombres que
operaban una base de tiempo de gue-
rra de los Estados Unidos en Costa
Rica, hasta que los muchachos de la
Zona del Canal explicaron que se
trataba solamente de un planet ino-
fensivo que efectuaba su peri6dica
visit a las cercanias de la Tierra.
El astr6nomo Dailey, quien traba-
jaba como ingeniero el6ctrico y en
1950 habia sido prestado por la Divi-
si6n de Electricidad al Proyecto de
Conversion de Energia como inge-
niero del Area, se traslad6 al sector

AtlAntico y tuvo que dejar sus acti-
vidades en el observatorio. La opera-
ci6n del observatorio qued6 a cargo
de B. J. Brown, de la Divisi6n de In-
genieria, y de J. W. Seaquist, de la
Division de Escuelas.
Permaneci6 con el Proyecto de
Conversion de Energia hasta que ter-
min6 en 1959, cuando regres6 a la
Division de Electricidad en calidad
de jefe de la Oficina de Campo de
Balboa. Desde 1967 ha sido jefe del
Ramo de Trabajos El1ctricos.
Dailey ha vivido la mayor parte de
su vida en el Istmo, pues su padre,
Elmer Dailey, era empleado de la
Division de MecAnica en Balboa, y
asisti6 a la escuela en el Istmo. Se
gradu6 en ingenieria el6ctrica en la
Universidad de Tulane, en Nueva
Orleans. Su esposa, Charlotte Wahl
Dailey, es hija de un representante
laboral de la Zona del Canal que
actu6 en Washington durante muchos
Los Dailey piensan residir en St.
Petersburg, Florida, donde esperan
estar tan activos como en la Zona del
Canal. Entre otras cosas, seguirin
dedicAndose al baile de cuadrillas.
Son miembros del club de bailes de
cuadrillas "Circle Square" que tiene
51 miembros y una clase de 26 alum-
nos que actualmente aprenden los
elements de ese baile.

Infantil, que es dirigida por la Sra. Myrtle de Marshall.
Entre los nifios, de 5 afios de edad, que recibieron sus
certificados, hay nueve niiias.

YM de Panama

Inicia Cursos de

Natacion el 24

El pr6ximo 24 de febrero se ini-
ciarAn los cursos de nataci6n para
principiantes, intermedios y avanza-
dos que ofrece la Asociaci6n Cristia-
na de J6venes de Panama (YMCA
Estos cursos de "Aprenda a Nadar
con la YMCA" estAn comprendidos
dentro del vasto e interesante plan
de actividades que ha organizado esta
instituci6n durante el verano y.que
ha de proporcionar a centenares de
nifios panameios de ambos sexos la
oportunidad de disfrutar el period
de vacaciones en una forma saludable
y mas provechosa.
Tambien brindarA cursos de nata-
ci6n para adults; recreaci6n al aire
libre para niios y muchas otras acti-
vidades apropiadas para el sano es-
parcimiento de la juventud.
Los cursos serin ofrecidos en el
Institute Pan-Americano, por ins-
tructores entrenados en el sistema
Las inscripciones estAn abiertas y
es de esperar que los padres de fami-
lia acojan con vivo entusiasmo esta
feliz iniciativa. Para mayors infor-
mes sirvase lamar a la YMCA Na-
cional de Panama, tel6fono 25-4535,
Edificio Banco de Bogota, N9 107.



Richard Belzer
K. L. Bivin
John S. Catanzaro
Glenn M. Cramer
William J. Cronin
Paul F. Dooley
Christian J. Gundersen
James W. Lowe
John T. Petersen
John M. Stuart
John Waters
J. W. Watson
Elizabeth Lester
David F. Mead

Charles A. McArthur
William S. Hinkle
Earl Hattaway
Victor E. De Portage
Michael P. Gordon

Jos6 C. Centeno
Alberto Newball

Cuando un hombre declara: "Estoy Bochinche: lo que entra por ambos
seguro de mi esposa", quiere decir oidos y sale por la boca bien am-
que estA seguro de su esposa. Pero pliado. o .
cuando una muier declara: "Estoy "Con mi suerte", dijo el veteran,
segura de mi esposo", significa que "si muriera y regresara como perro,
est, segura de ella misma. mi esposa volveria como una pulga".

Jose Colina, el atento joven que se
encarga de las relaciones empleado-
patronales en la Oficina de Personal
de Crist6bal, tiene muchas simpatias
entire los jubilados y pensionados del
Canal de Panama en el sector AtlAn-
tico. Lo Ilaman "El Caballero de la
Eterna Sonrisa y de la Eterna Pa-
ciencia". Jos6 tiene un Volkswagen
rojo del 65 y muchas veces se le
puede ver acompafiado de los ancia-
nos que 61 atiende en su oficina y a
los cuales, en ocasiones, les da su
paseadita. Por eso dicen que los Jos6
son buena gente . aunque hay sus

Hay tremenda escasez de toallas
en el sector AtlAntico. Y la raz6n es
que Rathburn Springer, secretario de
la Corte del Magistrado de Crist6bal,
las ha acaparado todas para secarse
el torrente de lAgrimas que esta de-
rramando en estos dias porque no ha
conseguido una cerca nueva para el
Estadio de la Pequefia Liga de Rain-
bow City. La liga comenz6 el 8 de
febrero y "Spring" confiaba en haber
dotado a su estadio favorite con una
nueva cerca, con nuevos cobertizos
para los jugadores, con grama nueva,
etc., etc. Pero . "Spring": eDe
d6nde sacaremos la plata?

Alfredo Cragwell, el distinguido
caballero, regente de los'destinos de
la Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow
City que, bajo su direcci6n ha alcan-
zado grandes triunfos, posee dos cua-
lidades que sobresalen entire todas las
que lo adornan. La primera es que
habla el ingles con el mejor acento
de Oxford y el castellano como el
madrilefio mAs castizo. La segunda
es que es uno de los que visten mejor
en la Costa Atlantica. En estos dias
se encuentra sumamente satisfecho
porque al fin tiene un lugar apropia-
do (el nuevo gimnasio de la escuela
secundaria), para llevar a cabo las
ceremonies de graduaci6n de la se-
cundaria. De paso diremos que hay
que felicitar a Cragwell por el gran
6xito que constituy6 la de este afio.

Recientemente, en varias oficinas
del Edificio de Administraci6n se sus-
cit6 una discusi6n acerca de un tema
que a primera vista pareceria c6mico.
Pero la raz6n, que nos la guardare-
mos por ahora, era muy seria. La dis-
cusi6n versaba sobre la tira c6mica
de Benitin y Eneas que es tan popu-
lar entire los lectores de peri6dicos en
toda Am6rica. En castellano, la dis-
cusi6n no hubiera tenido lugar, pero
en ingl6s si, pues giraba alrededor de
la identidad de los dos populares per-
sonajes centrales de la tira c6mica
que en lengua inglesa se llaman
"Mutt y Jeff". La mayoria de los
que tomaban part en la discusi6n
decia que "Mutt" era el chiquito y
que "Jeff" era el alto. Hasta la Ofi-
cina del Traductor Oficial intervino
en la discusi6n; pero al final, la dis-
cusi6n fue resuelta por la autoridad
mas alta en la material: La Biblioteca
de la Zona del Canal. Recurrieron a
sus archives de peri6dicos y la res-
puesta fue la siguiente: La tira c6mi-
ca original se inici6 en el diario SAN
viembre de 1907, con Augustus Mutt,
el prototipo del apostador, siempre
dispuesto a "cortar cabeza" y siem-
pre "limpio". Seis meses despu s,
Mutt se encontr6, en una instituci6n
mental para los de cerebro d6bil, a
su compafiero Jeff, diminutive de
Jeffries, quien empez6 a aparecer en
1908. Augustus Mutt es el alto y Jeff
es su diminuto compafiero. El author
de la tira c6mnica fue Bud Fisher.
a a 0
Eneida Sift, del personal de tecn6-
logas m6dicas del Laboratorio del
Hospital Gorgas, preparando sus ma-
letas a toda velocidad para irse a

celebrar el Carnaval a Rio de Janeiro.
Eneida va preparada a representar a
Panama en los carnavales cariocas.
Lleva una pollera, una montuna y
una montuna ocuefia, ademAs de los
otros aderezos.

A prop6sito de las tecn6logas m6-
dicas del Laboratorio del Gorgas, la
fotografia que sali6 en la-primera
pagina del SPILLWAY del viernes pa-
sado ha causado sensaci6n. Dice Ri-
cardo Vallarino que los nimeros del
SPILLWAY que semanalmente van al
Hospital Gorgas desaparecieron en
un moment y hubo que pedir mAs.
Tambien dice Rica Vallarino que
tiene otro problema que le esta ha-
ciendo la "frente mais amplia" (do sera
la calva?), y es que ahora le estan so-
licitando copias de la foto a que hace-
mos referencia. La verdad es que el
nuevo unifonne de las muchachas ha
sido una sensaci6n.
0 0 0
Un hombre que se imueve, y de
verdad, es Victor H. Archbold y ade-
nms debe ser muy diplomAtico, pues
entire sus diferentes actividades se
encuentra la de ser president de la
Liga Femenina de Softball del AtlAn-
tico, y ello require diplomacia en
cantidades. Tambi6n es president de
la Liga Divisional del Atlantico y se-
cretario del Consejo Rain-
bow City; todo ello, ademas de sus
labores regulars en la Divisi6n de
Esclusas del sector AtlAntico y de jefe
de familiar. En fin, que Victor es
much hombre.
S0 a *
La novia de todos los que traba-
jan en la oficina de la secci6n de
abarrotes de Mount Hope, Sra. Doro-
thy Evans, le da colorido a dicha de-
pendencia con los traces que luce y
hace que el espiritu de todos los que
alli trabajan est6 siempre en alto.
Dicen las malas lenguas que ya se
gast6 el aumento de salario que ha
sido anunciado. Bueno, si es para
comprar mas vestidos como los que
usa . todos los miembros del sexo
feo del departamento estarn de
0 a
Manuel L6pez Espla, de la Divi-
si6n de Ingenieria y miembro del
Club de Leones de PanamA, anda
como loco tratando de que alguno de
sus compafieros se haga propietario
de un tremendo inmueble, que lo
convertirA inmediatamente en perso-
na de much poder adquisitivo. Los
que esten interesados en convertirse,
facilmente, en propietarios, p6nganse
en contact con L6pez Espla, en el
tercer piso del Edificio de Adminis-
traci6n de Balboa Heights. Les con-

La Sra. Nina DeTore, secretariat
de la Oficina de la Vivienda de Cris-
t6bal, se distingue siempre por la
agradable manera como trata al p6-
blico en general. Dentro de poco,
Nina, se ausentara de sus labores por
un tiempo. Estamos seguros de que
muchos, tanto los clients como sus
compafieros de trabajo, la echarAn de
menos. Todos le desean la mejor de
las suertes y que regrese pronto.
S0 o
En ingl6s, se llama "zoom" al adi-
tivo que se pone a las camaras de te-
levisi6n, de cine y de fotografia para
poder acercar el objeto que se estA
televisando, poniendo en cine o re-
tratando. En un "zoom" las lentes, o
grupos de lentes, tienen monturas
m6viles que corren por dentro del
tubo del objetivo, accionadas por una
palanca. La colocaci6n ha sido cien-
tificamente precisada, de manera que
la imagen pueda ser atraida conside-
rablemente. Es uno de los mais gran-
des inventos de la 6ptica modern y
tiene amplisimos usos. Su nombre en
espafiol es: zoom.

PAgina 3


Febrero 14, 1969

El Reina del Mar,

Mansi6n Flotante

El y "_Me lb -- -- - --

EL "

El yate "Reina del Mar" aparece en el Puerto de Balboa.

dHa sabido used que haya polvo
en alta mar?
Pues, la Sra. Cecilia de Zellick dice
que si.
Ella es la esposa de Walter V.
Zellick, un contratista jubilado de
California que lleg6 recientemente a
Balboa con su esposa, a bordo de su
yate de 104 pies de largo, propul-
sado por motors diesel, el Reina del
Dice la Sra. de Zellick que lo que
mais tiempo le lleva a bordo de su
bella casa flotante es sacudir el polvo
y limpiar los muebles y las alfombras.
Ahora comprende por qu( es que los
mariners pasan tanto tiempo lirmn-
piando las cubiertas.
Orgullosa, al igual qlue cualquier
ama de casa, la Sra. de Zellick sal-
pica con t6rminos inarinos su conver-
saci6n acerca de sus dominios dom6s-
ticos. Hay cuatro camarotes, con
baFio privado. Cuenta con una lujosa
cocina, como pocas a bordo de una
nave, en la que hay una estufa elec-
trica complementada por un horno
de pared, una lavadora de plates, una
unidad eliminadora de desperdicios,
flanqueada por una refrigeradora li-
bre de escarcha con un gran conge-
lador y tablillas para guardar los pla-
tos, utensilios de cocina y products
enlatados. Tambidn cuenta con un
Area para el desayuno. Otras dos uni-
dades de congelaci6n, un cuarto re-
frigerado y una secci6n de carga para
las provisions, hacen que el Reina
del Mar sea autosuficiente para una
travesia de various meses.
En la cubierta superior hay una
espaciosa combinaci6n de sal6n prin-
cipal y area para comedor, ademnAs
de otro sal6n en la cubierta de popa.
El sal6n principal cuenta con un c6-
modo bar, un aparato de television
y un 6rgano eldctrico Hammond.
Los Zellick compraron el yate hace
unos 5 afios y le afiadieron algunas

cosas, incluso nueva y mis econ6mi-
ca maquinaria y dos botes de veloci-
dad. Desde entonces, el Reina del
Mar ha estado navegando a lo largo
de California y siendo alquilado.
Cuando los esposos Zellick regresa-
ron de Europa a bordo del Queen
Mary, el Reina del Mar era uno de
los muchos botes pequefios que le
dieron la bienvenida a la gran nave
a su Ilegada a su nuevo hogar per-
manente en California.
Su viaje actual a Panama consti-
tuye la primer vez que sus duefios
hacen un viaje tan largo en el yate.
Desde que visitaron a PanamA a bor-
do del Queen Mary habian deseado
cruzar el Canal de PanamA en su
yate y para hacerlo, salieron de Cali-
fornia en noviembre, parando en los
puertos mexicanos, nicaragiienses y
costarricenses que encontraron en la

El Grand Prix

Anual de Panamca

Mariana y Pasado

La Asociaci6n de Automovilistas
Deportivos del Istmo (Isthmian Auto-
sport Association) celebrarA su 89
Grand Prix Anual de PanamA el 15
y 16 de febrero en France Field en
el sector AtlAntico. Las prActicas y
horas de pruebas senin el sibado y
las carreras de motocicletas y de
autos el domingo, comenzando la de
motocicletas a las 11:30 a.m. Los
mejores volantes del pais participa-
rin en Ia carrera de autos que comen-
zarn a la 1 p.m.
Autos de formula y de producci6n
correrin en la prueba de 50 vueltas.
Roman Lawinger, Ted Paine, Allen
Jones y Ralph Harris guiarin autos
de f6finula. El president de la aso-
ciaci6n, Dave Watkins, el vicepre-
sidente Frank Ostrander, Bob Dicker
y Joe Mosby estarAn al tim6n de autos
de producci6n. Otros dos destacados
volantes inscritos en la carrera son
Ed Wardlow y Johnny Chochoaco.
Un equipo de Honda se inscribi6
con el muy rapido S800 y esta inte-
grado por Claudio Lopolito y Earl
Los boletos, a $2, estin a la venta
en varias parties anunciadas.

Habra Espectaculo...
(Viene de la pigina 1)
Se estain vendiendo boletos de ayuda
a 50 centavos para aquellas personas
que deseen cooperar con el espec-
ticulo pero que no pueden asistir.
Los boletos pueden obtenerse en el
Estudio de Dorothy Chase, de sus
estudiantes y de miembros de la
Asociaci6n de Educaci6n Especial.
Arreglos para que grupos asistan al
espectAculo pueden hacerse comuni-
cindose con el Teniente Coronel
Craig Schwartz, tel6fono 272-6238.

Los Clippers Ganaron en

Liga Infantil de R. City

El sAibado fue inaugurada la Liga
Infantil de Beisbol de Rainbow City
con el partido entire las novenas
Clippers y CPR.
Correspondi6 lanzar la primer
bola a Dave Hope, de la Direcci6n
de Personal en el sector AtlAntico
del Istmo; como bateador actu6
John W. Hare, Funcionario de Servi-
cios Especiales, y como receptor Roy
Watson, president del Consejo Civi-
co de Rainbow City.
Los Clippers triunfaron con anota-
ci6n de 7 carreras por 6, despuds de
una entrada extra, ya que en los seis
episodios reglamentarios finalizaron
empatados a cinco carreras.
En la primera mitad del s6ptimo
los Clippers anotaron en dos ocasio-

Arnold Hudgins Ascendido

A Jefe Capataz de Guias

Electricas de la Navegacion

Arnold S. (Jim) Hudgins ha sido
nombrado Jefe Capataz de Guias
Electricas para la Navegaci6n de la
Division de Dragas del Canal de Pa-
nami, sucediendo a Jesse DeWitt
Tate, quien se jubil6 en enero.
Hudgins naci6 en Mathews, Vir-
ginia, asisti6 a la escuela alli, y sirvi6
con cl Newport News Shipbuilding
& Drydock Co. hasta que entr6 al
servicio con la Armada de EE. UU.
como electricista.
Mientras estaba en la Armada,
vino a la Zona del Canal como en-
cargado de mantenimiento de desi-

Detendran a Menores...
(Viene te la pdcgina 1)
cia para manejar, tarjeta dc identifi-
caci6n del Seguro Social i.) cualquier
otro document de identificaci6n ser-
viran para que las personas no sean

mantaci6n en ambos lados del Istmo.
Regres6 a los Estados Unidos para
una baja honorable y durante 5 aioos
estuvo en negocios privados en
En 1951 regres6 a la Zona del
Canal y fue empleado como electri-
cista en el remolcador Taboga con la
antigua estaci6n de Culas a la Na-
vegaci6n en Gat6n. En 1957 se mud6
con Cuias a la Navegaci6n a Ganm-
boa y fue primer capataz en el taller
de electricidad de la secci6n de Guias
a la Navegaci6n.
En mayo pasado fue ascendido a
capataz general de electricidad. Su
ascenso a Jefe Capataz de Guias
El6ctricas para la Navegaci6n fue
efectivo el 9 de febrero.
Tate, quien primero se jubil6 en
enero de 1968 como Jefe Capataz de
C(ufas I:lectricas para la Navegaci6n,
flu einpleado de nuevo al dia si-
guiente de hiaberse retirado y dijo
adios a sus compaiecros de trahajo
I afio despubs.

nes y en el cierre del mismo Luis
C6mez dispar6 un cuadrangular para
la otra carrera del CPR.
Por los vencedores lanzaron Emi-
lio Coppin en dos tercios de episodio,
Mario Hudson hasta el sexto, cuando
luc relevado por Cecilio Smith, ga-
nando Hudson el partido. Smith co-
menz6 como receptor y cuando pas6
al monticulo, Hudson fue a colocar-
se detras del plato como receptor.
El abridor del CPR fue Luis G6-
mez y fue relevado por Carlos Brown
en el siptimo, perdiendo este ultimo.
Andr6s Pessoa fue el receptor.
Los Arbitros del partido fueron An-
tonio Downes, Victor Archbold y
Joseph Ward. El anotador fue Alfre-
do Blackman.

En Abril Expira . .
(Viene de la ptiina 1)
Un jurado calificador evaluara las
solicitudes cnumeradas, basandose en
el historial educativo y lia experiencia
de trabajo del aspirante, si la tiene,
considcrandolos para dos de los gru-
pos ocupacionales que los aspirantes
hayan escogido. Los solicitantes pue-
den escoger entire los siguientes gru-
pos ocupacionales: Tdcnico, Oficina
o Administrative, Manual Relaciona-
do, y Ventas y Servicios.


Lideres en Liga Divisional

De Soft de Rainbow City


1. Beaumont (Industrial))
2. Luna (Transporte)-_
3. Appleton (Transporte)__ ___
4. Sandiford (Predios)- __ --
5. A. Chiari (Terminales) -
6. E. McCollins (Transporte)_--_ _----
7. E. Ryce (Industrial)_ ------
8. M. Richards (Terminales)-- ___ .
9. E. Escalona (Industrial).
10. E. G6mez (Predios)_ ---

1. I. Clinton (Transporte)_ -
2. M. Richards (Tenninales)
3. E. Escalona (Industrial)____-----
4. E. Ryce (Industrial)_________ __________
5. R. Franklin (Terminales)__.___
6. F. Archbold (Terminales)_
7. A. Lowe (Predios) ---- _____ -
8. J. Cole (Predios)_-___---
9. A. Charhs (Transporte)--------------
10. B. Rodriguez (Transporte)---------__-____

1. M. Richards (Terminales)____ ___
2. E. McCollins (Transporte) --------
3. Beaumont (Industrial)__ ___
4. J. Brown (Esclusas) __ ___
5. A. Lowe (Predios)____-------
6. R. Franklin (Terminales)
7. G. Franklin (Terminales)
8. F. Archbold (Terminales)
9. C. Ashby (Terminales)__ -_-.___-
10. J. Cole (Predios)---- _____

1. B. Rodriguez (Transportes)
2. M. Lane (Esclusas)____ -
3. E. Clinton (Transporte)____ --- --
4. K. McClaren (Industrial)-- .----
5. Prupst (Industrial)---------------
6. D. Ramirez (Predios)____
7. A. Chiari (Terminales)-_.

Transporte_____ --------. --.-- --------
Esclusas del Atlfntico _-- ----------------
Predios ______- _-------- ------- ---------
Terminales -------- .-------------.

H Ave.
11 611
6 600
6 600
6 600
5 500
6 462
9 450
9 450
7 438
7 438



__ 3
. ..- 2

Los Hospitales Locales

Logran Reconocimiento

La Comisi6n Conjunta para el Re-
conocimiento de Hospitales ha otor-
gado su reconocimiento a los Hospi-
tales Gorgas, Corozal y Coco Solo,
de acuerdo con aviso recibido por la
Direcci6n de Salubridad de la Zona
del Canal.
Es esta la primera vez que el Hos-
pital de Corozal es aprobado por es-
ta comisi6n, que se encarga del re-
conocimiento de los hospitals. Los
Hospitales Gorgas y Coco Solo ha-
bian sido aprobados anteriormente,
pero no habian sido inspeccionados
desde 1958.
El reconocimiento de estos tres
hospitals de la Zona del Canal ha
sido el resultado de una detallada
inspecci6n a cargo de un represen-
tante de la Comisi6n Conjunta para
el Reconocimiento de Hospitales
que, durante el pasado mes de octu-
bre, pas6 miAs de 1 semana en la
Zona del Canal.
Con el fin de efectuar esta ins-
peccion, 2 dias fueron dedicados a
observer todas las actividades en
cada uno de los tres hospitals. Cada
uno de cllos tiene el derecho de exhi-
bir un certificado que indica que este
reconocimiento les ha sido otorgado
y que continuara siendo efectivo
durante los 3 pr6ximos aios.
La descripci6n "Reconocido por la
Comisi6n Conjunta para el Reconoci-
miento de Hospitales", es conside-
rada como de sumo valor por los hos-
pitales que han ganado el derecho de
usarla. Simboliza el esfuerzo en al-
canzar la excelencia que caracteriza
a los hospitals de Estados Unidos.
Con el pasar de los anios, el progranma
de reconocimiento se ha convertido
en una fuerza cfectiva para la pro-
moci6n de las mejores nonnas en la
atenci6n de los pacientes en los hos-
La Comisi6n Conjunta para el Re-
conocimiento de Hospitales esta in-
tegrada por miembros del Colegio
Americano de Cirujanos, del Colegio
Americano de Medicos, de la Aso-

ciaci6n Americana de Hospitales y
de la Asociaci6n M6dica Americana.
Por lo tanto, ejemplifica el potential
de fuerza efectiva que se puede con-
seguir cuando organizaciones con un
mismo fin y un mismo entendimiento
de esos fines, participant en un pro-
grama cooperative con el fin de obte-
ner objetivos comunes.
Tanto entire el piblico, como en
el personal professional de salubridad
y entire las organizaciones pertene-
cientes o relacionadas con el campo
de la salubridad, existed una confianza
cieciente en el reconocimiento como
un indice de las instituciones donde
la atenci6n es mejor.
Para el p'blico, el reconocimiento
significa mejor atencion hospitalaria,
proporcionada por un personal com-
petente que utiliza equipo adecuado
para diagn6sticos y curaciones. Para
el medico, significa la seguridad de
contar con instalaciones eficientes,
buen equipo para diagn6sticos y cu-
raciones y un personal altamente ca-
lificado que atenderAi a sus pacicntes.
Significa ademAs, un archive apropia-
do y un indice correct de todos los
casos, oportunidades educativas y do
investigacion, y la satisfacci6n de
pertenecer al personal de un hospital
Para el misino hospital, el logro de
este reconocimiento significa la segu-
ridad de que la atencion que brinda
a sus pacientes es de alta calidad.
Aqui en la Zona del Canal, la Direc-
cidn de Salubridad se esfuerza cons-
tantenente en proporcionar atenci6n
de alta calidad a sus pacientes. Antes
de la inspecci6n del pasado octubre,
se hicieron todos los esfuerzos para
garantizar que cada hospital cum-
pliera con los requisites que exigiria
el inspector de hospitals.

Construya una mejor tramtpa para
ratones y alguna rata la copiarit.

No confunda una mente abierta
con tun hulec eln a lacabeza.

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